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for The North Carolina Booklet Vol. 14 Issue 4, April 1915
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According to Seawell Jones, Esther Wake was supposedly a sister-in-law to Governor Tryon for whom Wake County was named. She is also said to have influenced the decision to build a Governor's Palace in New Bern in 1766. More modern historians have disputed her existence. However, letters of several contemporaries provide firm evidence of her influence on colonial affairs.
This article explores the fiscal and economic conditions throughout the state of North Carolina during the American Civil War. It highlights the negative affect the war and subsequent blockade had upon South's state finances, revenue, expenditures, and general economic conditions.
From the colonial periods to the early twentieth century, fishing constituted a major economic activity in North Carolina. There is early evidence of commercial fisheries and distinct traditions of fishing shad, herring, rock, bass and sturgeon.
Colonel John Hinton was a resident of Wake County during the colonial and revolutionary eras.