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Emeline Pigott was born and raised in Carteret County just outside Morehead City. Living near a Confederate encampment during her early twenties, Pigott served as a nurse and gathered information on Union movement for the Confederacy. Captured and imprisoned in 1864, Pigott was eventually released and moved to Morehead City following the Civil War. She became one of the founding members of the North Carolina chapter of Daughters of the Confederacy, established 1906.
A number of small villages on the outer banks were present during the 19th century including Rice Path, Yellow Hill, Bell Cove, and Bill’s Point. These communities—named for landscape features, community members, and historic events—lived an isolated existence. Their subsistence relied on local resources and many livelihoods revolved around fishing and agriculture.
During the summer of 1908, two vestry books were found in the Carteret County courthouse belonging to St. John’s Parish, dating from 1742 to 1843. The vestry books discuss funding sources for the Parish, filling open vestry positions, local outreach and social services, and construction of church buildings.
Brinson discusses flounder gigging, a local fishing practice he recalls from his childhood. Using a light and a gig, Brinson and a family friend would wade out and attract flounder.
County school records are a helpful research tool to those interested in Genealogy. Often, older records list the school age citizens within a geographic area as well as the achievements of those enrolled in local schools.