Forget-me-nots of Bath N.C.

Forget-me-nots of Bath N.C.
Local Bath resident Ada Satterthwaite Bragg published the following collection of poems in 1926, soon after the 1924 dedication of a marker commemorating Bath history and as North Carolina's Episcopalians were beginning to travel to St. Thomas Episcopal Church as something of a pilgrimage. Bragg's poems are a fascinating mix of themes. Using subject matter derived mainly form Bath's history, Bragg both praises and condemns the people of Bath's past. Of particular interest is Bragg's lengthy poem "The Settlers" which treats everything from the Tuscarora War of 1711-1713 to Blackbeard to the Reverend George Whitefield's curse on the town of Bath.
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East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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C. S. Smith Oct 18 2011

I believe the poem about the John Smith could be talking about my family's ancestor(s). These stories are just like the stories my living ancestors still tell.

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