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Sarah Louisa Shull photograph

 Collection
Identifier: AC-368

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a negative of Sarah Louisa Shull's photograph and a digital reproduction of this photograph as well as a two page description of Shull, a native of Watauga County, North Carolina. She is best known for her affair with David Colvert "Colb" McCanles.

Dates

  • 2007, undated

Conditions Governing Access

No Interlibrary Loan.

Copyright Notice

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections. Copyright for all items is retained by the authors or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical Note

Sarah Louisa Shull was born in Shulls Mill of Watauga County, North Carolina to Phillip and Phoebe Ward Shull on 3 October 1833. In 1854/55, she became involved with David Colvert "Colb" McCanles, who was the Watauga County sheriff in the 1850s. They left for the west without his spouse and children. McCanles purchased land in Rock Creek, Nebraska. Somewhat of an rough character, McCanles was killed by James "Wild Bill" Hickok in Rock Creek Station, Jones County, (now Jefferson County), Nebraska in July 1861. In 1863, she married Phillip DeVald in Arapahoe County, Colorado and lived in Wyoming, Iowa, Florida, and Georgia. In 1896, he requested a divorce after becoming involved with a 16 year old named Hertha Berkelman. Sarah contested the divorce but DeVald's second request for divorce was granted in 1899. Shull returned to Shulls Mill and lived with family until 1932 when she was placed in the Watuga County Poor House and died the next day.

Missing Title

  1. Genealogy
  2. Photographs
  3. Shull, Sarah
  4. Watauga Co. (N.C.)

Extent

0.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Sarah Louisa Shull Photograph consists of a negative of Sarah Louisa Shull's photograph and a digital reproduction of this photograph as well as a two page description of Shull. Sarah Louisa Shull (1833-1932) was a native of Watauga County, North Carolina. She is best known for her affair with David Colvert "Colb" McCanles, who was killed by James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok in 1861.

Arrangement

This is a one-folder collection.

Acquisitions Information

The W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection received this collection in February 2007. Its accession number is AC.2007.001. It was opened to the public in February 2007.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, February, 2007; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, February, 2007.
Title
AC.368: Sarah Louisa Shull Photograph, 2007, undated
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by: Kathryn Staley; machine-readable finding aid created by: Kathryn Staley
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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