Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for The North Carolina Booklet Vol. 15 Issue 1, July 1915
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Grace Greenlee was born in Rockbridge County, Virginia around 1750. With her newly wed husband Captain John Bowan and other family members, she became one of the early settlers of what is now Burke County North Carolina at the beginning of the Revolution. Numerous stories surround her experiences during the Revolutionary War, including the death of her husband, escapes from Tories, and her eventual marriage to war hero General Charles McDowell.
Edmund Strudwick of Orange County, North Carolina was born in 1802, Strudwick studied medicine under Dr. James Webb and graduated as a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in 1824. Strudwick spent the rest of his life, until 1879, practicing medicine in North Carolina as an expert on lithology and general surgery. His most renowned cases involved the removal from a woman of an abdominal tumor which weighed 36 pounds.
An accurate count of number of North Carolinians involved in the Revolutionary War is difficult to reconstruct. Patriot enlistments were of three types: service in the Continental Army, the North Carolina Militia and the Nine Months Drafts. There is evidence for as many as 6,00 North Carolinians serving in the Continental Army and over 26,000 in the militia. Another 2,500 may have served in nine-month drafts. This article also provides totals for each North Carolina county.
This article explores the possibility that 17th century German explorer John Lederer, reached Bertie County, North Carolina during his 1670 expedition into the Piedmont of North Carolina. Using prior analysis of Lederer's expedition as well as historical documentation, the author approximates the route and extent of the expedition.