This historical pamphlet was produced for the bicentennial of the Southwest Church of Lenoir County, North Carolina. Originally a Baptist church, it affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the 1870s. The church remained active, and in 1962 had 226 members. Appended to the narrative is a list of ministers who served the church from 1763 to 1962.
Pamela Walker Dees and Maurice C. York
This book describes the background of Carteret County and its people; industry and agricultural production, including local practices and conditions of the region; schools; and the progress that the county has made.
John Hill Wheeler (2 August 1806- 7 December 1882) was born in Murfreesboro, N.C. and was a historian, lawyer, and diplomat. He received his bachelor's degree in 1826 from Columbian College (now George Washington University) in Washington, D.C. He was admitted into the bar in 1827 and received a master's degree from The University of North Carolina in 1828. At the age of twenty-one, he was elected into the House of Commons from Hertford County and served for four years. Wheeler was very interested in history and sought to acquire copies of original sources about North Carolina history. This catalogue contains a classified list of his collection. His collection included writings by slaves or about slavery as well as works pertaining to the Civil War, Native Americans, Mormons, Quakers, Masonry, and other topics.
Pamela Walker Dees
In one of the stories included in this literary compilation, "The Deserted Schoolhouse," Rhodes describes his return visit to Woodville Academy in Bertie County twenty years after he attended school there.
This is a compilation of memorial addresses for Claude Kitchin, which was given by the U.S. House of Representatives in Kitchin's memory in 1923. Speakers included Charles M. Stedman, Edward W. Pou, and Robert L. Doughton. Kitchin (24 March 1869- 31 May 1923) was born near Scotland Neck in Halifax County. He attended Vine Hill Academy and Wake Forest College and became an attorney and later a U.S. Congressman.
Winborne undertook this chronological account of Hertford County (formed in 1759 from Bertie, Chowan, and Northampton Counties) despite the fact that many county records had been destroyed in courthouse fires of 1830 and 1862. He utilized old deeds and wills in private hands, surviving county records, and such sources as the
Colonial Records of North Carolina
, edited by William L. Saunders, and the
State Records of North Carolina
, edited by Walter Clark. Winborne corresponded with knowledgeable individuals to obtain additional information. Fifteen chapters cover individual decades, from 1760 through 1900-06. Although the book emphasizes political history, it includes information about education and religion. Included are numerous photographs of prominent men and women and views of two local female colleges. Appendices list public officials at all levels, local attorneys, and information about incorporated places in the county.
Focusing on Bath during the Colonial period, Bonner discusses native Americans, settlement by people chiefly of English descent, religion (including St. Thomas Church) Cary's Rebellion, the Tuscarora War, the pirate Blackbeard, Colonial government, Bath's role as a port, and other topics. The author describes the principal towns in Beaufort County at the time of the publication.
These proceedings at the unveiling of the Confederate War Memorial in New Bern, North Carolina at the Cedar Gove Cemetery on May 11, 1885, includes a tribute to Gen. James Johnston Pettigrew by Capt. H. C. Graham; an address on the unveiling of the memorial and a short history of the Ladies Memorial Association of New Bern by
Rev. L. C. Vass
; and the poem "DUX FŒMINA FACTI," written for the occasion by Mrs. Mary Bayard Clarke and read by her son Mr. W.E. Clarke.
Topics include war policies of the administration of the Confederate States; the defense of Louisiana; the battles of Seven Pines; and the war in Richmond, Virginia, and North Carolina.
"When Virginia Dare's parents and Manteo are slain by hostile Usherees, the threescore colonists retreat inland to Croatan Town in the Cherokee country 'below the mountains.' 25-year-old Virginia, after 7 years among her Shawnee abductors, weds Englishman Miles Darling instead of her Spanish rescuer Ruy Valdes. All remain with the Cherokees."
This book commemorates the 225th anniversary of the Christ Episcopal Church, which was founded in 1715.
This pamphlet outlines the curricula of Greenville High School for the 1928-1929 school year and provides information about school hours, the marking (grading) system, examinations, the merit system, and student extracurricular activities.
This pamphlet was published in support of North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Walter Clark (19 August 1846-20 May 1924) in his bid in 1912 for the U.S. Senate seat held by Furnifold Simmons. It includes a letter to an editor from Cyrus B. Watson endorsing Clark. Also included is a letter from Judge Clark to Simmons, mentioning issues important to the state. A keynote speech given by Judge Clark at Greensboro on 30 July 1912 discusses the problems of Senator Simmons's tenure. Clark urges the people to act for themselves to promote a progressive agenda.