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38339
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The author discusses how private burials were illegal in the colony; the law required at least three or four persons to witness the funeral of a deceased person. He describes funerals as being festive affairs, with large amounts of food and drink being served. Some people called for fugality. Clearly the high cost of dying was a recognizable problem in the colonial era as it is today.
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38338
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The author gives a detailed description of the school and a list of teachers and students.
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38340
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Transcription of the one gravestone in cemetery.
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38343
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In this part of the narrative of the life of Rev. L. R. Ferebee, he talks about differences with his brother in politics; went to trial on face charges and jailed out of political spite; description of life in prison and as a prisoner working for the railroad in the NC mountains; being licensed to preach in 1877 and made an application to join the annual Conference of the A.M.E.Z. Zion Church at Goldsboro, NC; the ordeal of going through examination by the Church and being finally received into Conference.
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38345
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Samuel Johnston, a native of Scotland, came as a child to Chowan Co., NC in 1736, became a lawyer, and served as a moderator in the NC Revolutionary Convention in 1775. He was chosen a member of the NC delegation to the Continental Congress in 1780-81, was elected first president after the Articles of Confederation were signed, but declined to serve. Johnston was elected as a Federalist to the US Senate 1789-93 and later served as Judge of the NC Superior Court 1800-03.
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38348
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Newspaper article from Edenton, NC in 2003 about the grave stone marking ceremony honoring Pvt. Jonathan Overton, Black free man and Revolutionary War Veteran.
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38341
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These are random Pasquotank Court Records found transcribed in an older newspaper.
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38344
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Transcription of the two gravestones in the cemetery.
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38350
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Letter to Gov. Caswell, 1777, from J. Rutledge stating the Marquis de la Fayette and Baron DeKalb, coming to join General Washington in Philadelphia, have arrived in Charleston, SC and will be coming through North Carolina by land and ask of Gov. Caswell to receive them with great respect and civility.
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38354
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Obituary of Leroy Stockton Midgett, 1964, U.S. Coast Guard Boatswain, telling of his participation in the rescue of the British tanker, Mirlo, torpedoed off the North Carolina coast on Aug. 6, 1918.
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38356
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A small history of William Samuel Wiggins (1852-1923) is given.
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38357
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List of marriage bonds between 1785 and 1790.