This booklet contains information about the history of Halifax County, including its natural resources, industries, farming practices, residents, schools, local markets.
The handbook includes information about course of study, textbooks, taking attendance, libraries, and teachers' meetings. Instructions for carrying out school policies and for maintaining effective schools are clearly stated.
Maurice C. York
This story is about the Haydocks, a Quaker family that lived in the Great Dismal Swamp region of North Carolina during the Civil War. It describes the family's aversion to slavery and how they helped local slaves to escape. The story also tells how many Quakers dealt with being conscripted into the Confederate Army but refused to bear arms due to their religious beliefs and describes the consequences of their actions.
Waldron Baily sets his
Heart of the Blue Ridge
primarily in the mountains of North Carolina in 1880. He mentions areas in the middle and eastern regions, however, including Greensboro, Elizabeth City, the Dismal Swamp, the Pamlico Sound, and Ocracoke. Baily employs local legends and regional dialect in his presentation of romances and tales of gang activity and distilleries.
The Heirs of St. Kilda
is a historical novel. It is set fifteen years before the American Civil War around the fictional, southern village of St. Kilda. It follows members of a family and their friends through experiences, giving details of existence in a pre-Confederate state. The author resided in Hertford County, North Carolina, and the book is loosely based on the citizens there at the time.
Published on the occasion of the dedication of the Port Terminal of Morehead City, which was named after John M. Morehead (4 July 1796-27 August 1866), this speech traces the life of the author's ancestor. Morehead was born in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. His family later moved to North Carolina, where he became active in politics. He served as governor of North Carolina in 1841 to 1945. Morehead was interested in improving transportation resources. He was president of the North Carolina Railroad Company and promoted of the construction of the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad and the Western North Carolina Railroad.
Pamela Walker Dees and Maurice C. York
A result of interest generated by the biennial tours of homes in Edenton and Chowan County, this illustrated booklet was compiled to answer questions about the history of the houses and plantations
This booklet discusses the history, present (1934) and future of New Bern. Also included are a map of New Bern and a list of historic sites and additional facts about the town.
Pamela Walker Dees
Covering the period from 1874, when it was founded by six members, to 1929, this pamphlet traces the history of the First Presbyterian Church in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, and provides lists of key events, construction projects, and memorial gifts. The pamphlet includes biographical information about and photographs of ministers
Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College), Wilson, North Carolina, was founded in 1902 by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in North Carolina. This institution replaced earlier schools in Ayden and Kinston. Covering the first fifty years of the college's history, the book includes lists of trustees, alumni representatives, presidents, and faculty and administrative officers.
Paschal wrote this book for the 250th anniversary of Bath, North Carolina. He discusses the Bath Library, which is five years older than the town and believed to be the first public library in North Carolina. He also discusses the Indian population of the region; the Tuscarora War that began in September 1711; John Lawson's death at the hand of the natives; the building of St. Thomas's Church; and the challenge of several men of God to whip the citizens of Bath into shape. Bath is well known for its taverns and the unwillingness of its citizens to attend regular church services. He also gives a history of government, courts, and elections in Bath and the surrounding areas and includes a few pages about Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard the Pirate, and his life in and around Bath.
This book is a compilation of history and meeting minutes (1811-1958) of the Concord Lodge, No. 58, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, Tarboro, North Carolina
Topics in this comprehensive look at the many eras in Edgecombe County history include origins and colonial settlements, the Revolution, various levels of politics, slavery and the Civil War, agriculture and industry, and religion. The book contains maps, sketches, and photographs.
W.C. Allen divides the history of this county into two main components. The first part of book is laid out so that the reader can systematically educate themselves on the history of Halifax County. Topics include the settlement of the region, the Revolution, social and economic development, the Civil War, and a chapter devoted to the days of Reconstruction. The second feature of Allen's book is what he titles "Builders of the County." He names and gives short biographies of men, some of which were North Carolina Senators, whom he thinks contributed to the making of Halifax County and the state. The book also contains several illustrations.
These two volumes record the history of North Carolina. Martin received aid in 1791 from North Carolina legislature to conduct research in England and elsewhere. The author discusses the early settlements of North Carolina, the Revolutionary War, and North Carolina's early years of statehood. These two volumes have some shortcomings. Martin was not a native of North Carolina and had left the state twenty years before he published this history. He made no revisions to his manuscript, copied sources and previous works, combined sources with his own writings without differentiating the two, and rarely gave full citations.
This work is the first post-Revolutionary history of North Carolina and discusses the early history of the colony and state through the beginning of the 1800s. In addition to discussing North Carolina's development as a colony, Williamson details the difficult start of the state government after the American Revolution. Although this was the first attempt at a full history of the colonial period of North Carolina, it has little literary or historical merit because Williamson wrote with a prejudice common in those times.
Following a brief account of the early history of Perquimans County, which was established in 1670 as a precinct of Albemarle County, this book includes information about religion and churches, abstracts of early deeds, genealogical facts about prominent families, and photographs of buildings and individuals. The book's "Colonial Map of Perquimans County, N.C." gives the locations of meeting houses and early settlers' property. Also included is a map showing the county in 1923.
The author traces the history of the public schools of Robersonville, North Carolina, in six sections: Colonial times to the 1880s; free schools from the 1880s to 1902; a description of the early schools and teachers; the graded school movement, 1902 to1923 and the beginnings of the high school movement; the high school consolidation movement, 1923-1935; and the Robersonville schools from 1935 to 1959. A roster of teachers is appended to the narrative.
Burlingame describes the organization of his regiment, First Battalion, Fifth Regiment, Rhode Island Volunteers and includes stories of occupation, battles, and sieges that took place in several locations along the North Carolina coast and as far inland as Goldsboro and Tarboro.
This text gives first hand accounts by members of the Forty-Fifth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia that occupied several areas in North Carolina during the Civil War. Some of the more notable areas mentioned in these accounts are Kinston, Goldsboro, Trenton, Pollocksville, Jonesville, Whitehall, Fort Macon, and New Bern. Among the illustrations are photographs of members of the regiment, sketches of scenes they encountered in North Carolina, and maps of New Berne.
Vass gives a brief history of the religious settlements in Eastern North Carolina and details the birth and growth of the Presbyterian Church of New Bern. He mentions several prominent church members and discusses records, finances, and meetings.
This work has been attributed to Daniel Defoe; however, some modern scholars doubt that Defoe was the author. The text contains action packed stories of the lives of several pirates and updates information in the first volume. The folded map is of the Middle Part of America.
The title page includes most of the contents of the volume:
The History of the Pyrates: Containing the Lives of Captain Mission. Captain Bowen. Captain Kidd, Captain Tew, Captain Halsey, Captain White, Captain Condent, Captain Bellamy, Captain Fly, Captain Howard, Captain Lewis, Captain Cornelius, Captain Williams, Captain Burgess, Captain North, and their Several Crews ; Intermix'd with a Description of Magadoxa in Ethiopia ... Taken from Captain Beavis's Journal; and that of a Molotto, who Belong'd to the Said Captain ... To the Whole is Added an Appendix, Which Compleats the Lives of the First Volume ... / Collected from Journals of Pyrates ... and from Those of Commanders Who Had Fallen into Their Hands ... Vol. II. By Capt. Charles Johnson, Author of vol. I.
Founded in 1830 through the leadership of Elder William B. Worrell, pastor of the Sandy Creek Church, the Tar River Association embraced churches in Franklin, Halifax, and Nash Counties. The book summarizes anniversary meetings between 1831 and 1921 and includes histories of the member churches and biographical sketches of their ministers
This history of the Twenty-First Massachusetts Regiment uses correspondence, diaries, statistics, and maps to document the regiment's journey through the South during the Civil War. The Battle of Roanoke Island is one of the major encounters described and it is accompanied by a map.
This book contains records and traditions pertaining to the Episcopal (Anglican) Church in Edgecombe and Halifax Counties since the Colonial period. The authors discuss Edgecombe Parish and Trinity Parish and include a sketch of the life of Joseph Blount Cheshire (1814-1899), rector of Calvary Episcopal Church in Tarboro, who had a significant impact on the development of Trinity Parish in Scotland Neck.
The book begins with the history of the Secotan ("Secotas") tribe of native Americans, who lived in what is now Tyrrell County, and provides details of the settlement of this land and the interaction between settlers and the native Americans. The Tuscarora Massacre of 1711 is also described in detail. The book discusses Tyrrell County during the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and twentieth century. The author includes a list of important dates in the county's history, extracts from the census of 1960, and educational statistics. The book is illustrated with line drawings, maps, and photographs.
This booklet contains addresses made by several prominent citizens at the opening of the Wayne County Courthouse on November 30, 1914. Judge Frank A. Daniels spoke on the history of Wayne County beginning with the Revolution and ending with some of the great men that practiced law in the county.
This exhibition catalog is a compilation of artist Hobson Pittman's work, which was exhibited at the North Carolina Museum of Art in 1963. The catalog includes a brief section in which the artist gives his insights into his work. In addition to reproductions of Pittman's paintings and drawings, the catalog contains a chronology of his life and his works. The paintings and drawings include "The Widow," "Two Sisters," "Tulips with Vases," and "Fountain at Versailles."
"The Scene of this story, suitable for adolescents, stretches from the Lumber to the Yadkin River. The Plot revolves around the love of Princess Elizabeth, daughter of Chief Lowrie of the Croatan Indians, for David Swain. Ultimately she renounces him. Time: 1864."
This booklet discusses the history of Hookerton Union, the oldest institution of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in North Carolina. Histories of churches in the union, located in Greene, Lenoir and Pitt Counties, are included
This book is a descriptive catalog of Bruce Cotten's collection of North Carolina books and pamphlets. Cotten describes how he acquired his collection and provides some details about them. The collected works date from the late 1500's to early twentieth-century.