MCVEA-NEVILLE FAMIY PAPERS

(Mss. #3284) Inventory Compiled by Bradley J. Wiles Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library Louisiana State University Libraries Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University 2008

CONTENTS

SUMMARY ........................................................................................................................ 3
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE…………………………………………………………………4
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ....................................................................................... 4
ARRANGEMENT NOTE………………………………………………………………...4
INDEX TERMS…………………………………………………………………………...5

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SUMMARY

Size

0.1 linear feet

Geographic Locations

Louisiana

Inclusive Dates

1830-1917

Bulk Dates

1860-1890

Languages

English

Summary

Allied families of St. Francisville and Port Hudson, La. Personal correspondence; financial records comprised of tax rolls, credit account statements, bills and receipts; and documents related to family property, including property agreements, a plat map and court records from a family property dispute. Also includes a copy of a Confederate States army substitution affidavit, a congressional report booklet on abandoned property claims, a grade report for Albert McVea from Silliman Collegiate Institute.

Access Restrictions

None

Reproduction Note

Duplication is allowed.

Copyright

For those materials not in the public domain, copyright is retained by the descendants of the creators in accordance with U.S. Copyright law.

Related Collections

Vincent S. Pintado Family Land Papers, Mss. 3417 Centenary College of Louisiana Document, Mss. 133

Citation

McVea-Neville Family Papers, Mss. #3284, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack Location(s)

50:15

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

The McVea-Neville families were joined with the marriage of Thomas Scott McVea and Armena Neville. McVea was the son of Rhoda Jane Scott and John McVea, a noted St. Francisville, La. judge and patron of Centenary College in Jackson, La. Neville was the daughter of Albert and Mary Lilley Neville of Port Hudson, La. Thomas Scott McVea served in the Confederate army and was imprisoned at Elmira, N.Y. He married Armena after his release and their home was the Wildwood Plantation on the old Port Hudson-Clinton Road in East Baton Rouge Parish, La. They had six children: Harris, Leona, Bert, Thomas, Albert, and Lilley.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The McVea-Neville Family papers consist of personal correspondence, items related to family property, and financial records. The property records include official state and parish documents and notarized copies of various property agreements between family members. Of note are a court judgment document on a family property dispute, dated December 3, 1865, and a plat map of Neville property, dated March 18, 1864. The financial records include receipts, bills of sale, ledger pages, tax rolls, credit account statements. Other items of note include a copy of a Confederate States army substitution affidavit, dated October 24, 1864, a congressional report booklet on abandoned property claims, dated December 20, 1889, an insurance policy document for Mrs. M.L. Neville, dated November 6, 1903, and a monthly grade report for Albert McVea from Silliman Collegiate Institute, dated January 30, 1889. ARRANGEMENT NOTE The McVea-Neville Family collection has been arranged into two folders. The first hold the personal correspondence and various property records. The second holds the financial records. These items have been filed chronologically within each folder.

INDEX TERMS Affidavits. Confederate States of America--Army--Field service. Correspondence. Deeds. East Baton Rouge Parish (La.) Neville, Albert M., 1835-1883. McVea, Armena, 1853-1937. McVea, John Curran, 1820-1876. McVea, Thomas Scott, 1845-1885. Possessory interests in land--Louisiana. Real property--Louisiana. Receipts (financial records). Silliman Collegiate Institute (Clinton, La.)