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Archive for August, 2005

War of the Regulation

Tuesday, August 16th, 2005

The War of the Regulation was a North Carolina uprising, lasting from 1764 to 1771, against British colonial rule. While unsuccessful, it served as a catalyst to the American Revolutionary War.

Article on Johnston County Genealogist

Sunday, August 14th, 2005

The News and Observer has an article on a 94 year old Johnston County Genealogist. Her collection of clippings and other letters, wills, etc… forms the bulk of the Johnston County Heritage Centers collection.

World War II memories recorded

Sunday, August 14th, 2005

The Observer-Reporter has an article on a great project recording the memories of World War II veterans. The project was spurred by an initiative in North Carolina. This is a very interesting read at a project dedicated to preserving oral histories while it’s still possible.

Battle of Kings Mountain

Sunday, August 14th, 2005

Now, technically this battle took place in South Carolina, but a large number of men and boys from the Appalachians took part and it deserves mention and remembering. The Battle of Kings Mountain was a fight in the Southern campaign of the American Revolutionary War, fought on October 7, 1780. American Patriot militia forces overwhelmed [...]

Battle of Guilford Courthouse

Friday, August 12th, 2005

The Battle of Guilford Court House was a battle fought on March 15, 1781 inside the present-day city of Greensboro, North Carolina, during the American Revolutionary War in which 1,900 British troops under General Charles Cornwallis fought an American force under Rhode Island native General Nathanael Greene numbering 4,400.

List of Passengers on board the Mayflower

Wednesday, August 10th, 2005

Pilgrims * Allerton, Isaac (London) o Mary (Norris) Allerton, wife (Newbury, Berkshire) o Bartholomew Allerton, son o Remember Allerton, daughter o Mary Allerton, daughter * Bradford, William (Austerfield, Yorkshire) o Dorothy (May) Bradford, wife (Wisbech, Cambridge)

Plymouth Colony Settlement (1620)

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

The Plymouth Colony was an English colonial venture in North America from 1620 until 1691. The colony was founded by a separatist Puritan sect, who obtained a land patent from the London Virginia Company in 1620 before that company was dissolved. They founded the colony in a location the company did not have rights to [...]

Confederate Veteran get’s a gravestone

Monday, August 8th, 2005

I ran across this article out of the Tuscaloosa News. About a confederate veteran William Riley Moore that has finally got a grave marker. The grave was previously marked with just a fieldstone, but through the efforts of a great-great-daughter there is now an official marker.

“L” counties updated

Monday, August 8th, 2005

I’ve gone through and made an update in this second pass on the counties starting with the letter “L”. So, Lee, Lenoir and Lincoln Counties all have seen an update.

Roanoke Colony Settlement (The Lost Colony) (1584)

Monday, August 8th, 2005

The Roanoke Colony was the second English colony in the New World, after St. John’s in Newfoundland. It was founded at Roanoke Island in what was then Virginia (now North Carolina, United States).