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Lemuel Sawyer, a native of Camden Co., NC, attended the University of Pennsylvania and UNC Chapel Hill, NC, and was elected to the NC House of Commons in 1800 and 1801. He began to practice law in Elizabeth City, NC in 1804 and then served eight terms in the US Congress 1807-1829. Sawyer was an author and published ‘Journal to Lake Drummond,’ in 1797 and had a four act comedy ‘Blackbeard,’ the first play by a native North Carolinian and well as the first to use North Carolina scenes and characters. Sawyer had another play entitled ‘Wreck of Honor,’ several other books and an autobiography. His lavish lifestyle, ill health and dissipation of his and his wives fortunes led to his absolute poverty.
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38881
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There is a Virginia marriage bond dated Aug. 2, 1794 between Samuel Walker, of Perquimans County, NC and Patsey Butt, daughter of Arthur Butt. The bond includes a note from the father giving permission to marry his daughter.
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38879
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The author gives a history of William and Rachel Taylor Deans family from the Civil War forward through public documents.
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38877
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The author discusses the ties in Perquimans County, NC between Timothy Winslow and Timothy Cleare/Clare (b. abt. 1652, d. 1724)
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38882
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This is a record of John H. Ziegler, cabinetmaker and undertaker, making a coffin in 1869.
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38875
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This article gives a table of the differences between the old style and new style Quaker calendars.
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38876
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This a query about the ancestry of Millicent Reddick, wife of Joshua White (1796-1865) of Perquimans County.
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38884
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William Biddle Shepard was a native of New Bern, NC, attended UNC-Chapel Hill and while there made a speech against a British teacher and was forced to withdraw. He continued his studies at the University of Pennsylvania and then began studying law in New Bern, NC. He first practiced law in Camden Co., NC where he owned extensive land and later moved to Elizabeth City, NC In 1829, Shepard was elected to the US House of Representatives where was instrumental in opening Roanoke Inlet. In 1837, he retired from Congress, was appointed president of the branch of the State Bank and then served in the NC Senate. Due to his knowledge of English classics and sixteenth and seventeenth century writers, Shepard was regarded one of the State’s most scholarly men.
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38883
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Albemarle Steam Navigation Company was originally incorporated in 1860 as the Albemarle Steam Packet Company, which planned to operate boats between Edenton, NC and the Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad Station in Franklin, VA. They ordered a passenger and freight boat in 1860, but it was purchased by the US Navy and converted to a gunboat. In 1866, Albemarle Steam Navigation Company was incorporated for a boat line on the Blackwater-Chowan route. The company remained in business until 1929.