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for Journal of the New Bern Historical Society Vol. 20 Issue 1, May 2007
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For forty years after King Charles II granted a charter to the eight Lords Proprietor for Carolina, little serious effort was made to establish churches and clergymen there. This was because the population was sparse and scattered along the northern Carolina coast. Also many of the colonists were religious dissenters who did not wish to see the Anglican Church established with all its pomp and ceremony. Skaggs discusses the problems the colony dealt with in attracting clergy.
Lore describes a map of New Bern during the Civil War. The map hangs in the Attmore-Oliver House and was painted by Private George W. Williams of the 44th Massachusetts Infantry. Measuring 7.5 inches wide and 10.5 inches tall, the map depicts all the major streets in New Bern, the landmark churches of the town, and the extensive wharves that lined the shores of the two rivers.
Jones discusses historical maps of New Bern from 1710 to 1817.
An endeavor undertaken by a sixth grade class at Epiphany School, its yield was the preservation of the Bryan-Fordham Cemetery. Included were a description of their preservation activities, individuals discovered in the cemetery; research sources, such as a local public library; their dream that the cemetery will be included on the New Bern Tour of Cemeteries. Included also were a gravestone identification table, map showing a layout of the graves in Bryan-Fordham Cemetery, and photo of this sixth grade class.