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4067
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The First Baptist Missionary Church organized in 1869 as Cedar Grove Baptist Church, then called First Baptist Church, and finally First Baptist Missionary Church in the 1980s, the church had several sites before building on its present one in 1906. It has had strong pastors through the years and a dedicated congregation. Currently the church is in need of renovation, and the members meet in a sister white Baptist church. In 1998, the 1906 building was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
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4066
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Taxation was a fact of life for the colonists as early as the 1600s. The main tax was the poll, or capitation, tax. However, as specific needs arose, taxes were levied for them. For example, in 1714-15, a tax paid for the Tuscarora War, and forts were built at Cape fear and Ocracoke with a eight-year tax levied in 1748.
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36154
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A life ended at thirty-six exuded influence spanning two centuries: a city park, street, creek, and bridge named for him. Evidence perhaps obscure, though, was produced during his lifetime: John Lawson’s History of North Carolina (1705).
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36153
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The question: who owned the land, the German Palatines or Swiss paupers. The answer: evident in the descendants for those two groups. After two centuries, they still reside in the area named New Bern by their ancestors.
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36155
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This entry offered three corrections for the May 1998 issue. One was a missing paragraph from Richard Lore’s “The New Bern Historical Society: The First Seventy-five Years.” The second was two lines omitted from Mary Baker’s “John R. Taylor.” The third was the improper copying of an illustration on page five.