Asa Ribelin Collection
Abstract: Materials belonging to nineteenth-century Rowan County school teacher, Asa Ribelin, including copy books, an attendance log, etc.
Online catalog terms: Ribelin, Asa Education, Rowan County
Size: Less than one linear foot.
Provenance: Mrs. N. O. Ribelin and Herman Ribelin, Fall 1963.
Access: No restriction.
Copyright: Retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Materials related to nineteenth-century Rowan County schoolteacher, Asa Ribelin. Ribelin appears to have been empoyed as a schoolteacher by local parents as early as 1830. Included in the collection are the contracts stipulating the terms under which he was to teach, an example of word problems presumably assigned to his students, samples of poetry, and a copy book. Of particular interest is the school record book from the 1830s that shows the attendance of particular students (by the parent's name). Since Ribelin appears to have been paid by attendance, this could have been the record he kept for his payment.
Other materials include vote totals from 1838-1852; a request for Jacob Ribelin to appear at a militia muster; and a folder of remedies, cures, and other similar information such as the proper way to detect a witch, along with some information concerning Ribelin's estate.
Folder 1. School Contracts [1830, 1837]
Folder 2. School Record Book
Folder 3. Word Problems
Folder 4. Poetry
Folder 5. Copy Book 
Folder 6. Heiroglyphical Fortuneteller
Folder 7. Vote totals, 1838-1852
Folder 8. Remedies, cures, witch detection, etc.
Folder 9. Code Book [?]
Folder 10. Jacob and Rosey Rively Letter
Folder 11. State Militia
Folder 12. Deeds
Folder 13. Birth, Death dates
Folder 14. Estate Information