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Land Record Research - Orange and Alamance County, NC
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This book is a compilation of my deed research in North Carolina. It contains my personal notes, research, and plats. I used a computer plat program to create plats from deeds. This book also... More > contains maps of deeds placed in their modern location. The deeds I worked on I include a transcript (of the key info), and then it's indexed. Therefore, the index has all key info, such as "pile of stones" so that you can search survey information- easily. This book is meant to assist researchers, not a complete book of every record etc. A lot of Clapp, Holt, Albright, Linn, Keck, and many others of today's Alamance Co. are included in this collection. A separate book is dedicated for Guilford County, although SOME Guilford deeds are included here(primarily for county boundary research). NOTE: this book is the result of my 3 years of research, which continues today. THEREFORE it will change - via Edition number. NEW PLATS * TRACT 11 info 2012 *< Less
Guilford County, N.C. - State Land Grant, Granville Grant, and Deed Records
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This book contains computer generated plats from a combination of - State Land Grants, Granville Grants, and Deed Records. All of these records pertain to EASTERN Guilford County (today) OR - Western... More > OLD Orange County and Rowan County. In 1752 the county line was about 9-miles west of today's Guilford-Alamance County line. This book contains PLATS from Guilford County Deed Books 1-9 (with some more modern books 10-15). Then the grants are clustered together in order to provide a complete land grant map of OLD Orange County (western boundary). Some modern USGS maps are included in order to illustrate the grant's location today. IF YOU RESEARCH families in eastern Guilford County, this is a necessary book.< Less
Clapp's Mill: The Battle on Foust's Plantation
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Commonly known as the Battle at Clapp's Mill, this book provides the most comprehensive review of this battle in the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution. This book will review three possible... More > battle-sites, and resolve the dispute over which is the correct location. We believe this battle occurred on Foust's plantation, thereby answering numerous questions and solving many mysteries. Regardless of location, this book provides the most accurate review of the battle, as well as the events leading up to it, and the second skirmish afterwards (prior to Weitzel's Mill). Using primary references, these authors have uncovered new information, neatly presented to the reader, illustrated with many maps, drawings, images, charts, etc. This is the single best book on this battle, ever published to date.< Less
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An early 1900's romantic love story as told by my grandfather in 165 love letters to my grandmother, Palmetta. Included with his love and devotion to Palmetta is his quest to cheer up the... More > unfulfilled life of Rosa, his former longtime girlfriend. My grandfather's frequent references to his faith in God will touch your heart and reveal more of his remarkable character. Written over a period of three and a half years, these letters reveal the combined efforts of my grandparents to deceive everyone of their true love for each other. This deception was likely caused by the image my grandfather wanted to portray as a young highly respected school principal and someone far above the standards of a typical bachelor in those times. This deception continued until six weeks prior to their marriage in June, 1909, at the eastern North Carolina town of Hookerton.< Less
Pyle's Defeat - The Most Comprehensive Guide
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The Battle of Pyle’s Defeat was the bloodiest ten minutes of all Alamance County history. On February 24, 1781, a few hundred yards of Alamance County (then Orange County) were stained red with... More > the blood of a few hundred local citizens. Nearly 100 Tory soldiers were killed, with another 100 taken prisoner, wounded, or unaccounted.For generations historians have pondered what really happened at this killing field without any real depth of rationality. Some have just simply replaced fact with convenient speculation of where the hacking actually took place. Our answer to these contemporaries, and their agendas, is the comprehensive presentation in this work, of the letters, memoirs, and field notes of the men who participated. Besides the insight gained from these writings, we provide the reader the proper locations and mileage by plotting the actual routes. It was not our wish when we started this project to revise history, but to correct the myths that have been perpetuated since 1849.< Less
Parish Garner and Descendants of
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Moved to Orange Co, NC, abt 18 miles from Hillsboro. Owned abt 400 acres on "Reedy Fork of Haw River" near Hillsboro, Orange Co, NC. Was a Regulator in pre-Revolutionary North Carolina.... More > Regulators protested British letters of administration & exploitation. Regulators were the first group to offer armed resistance to British. It is claimed that Parish Garner was one of the Regulators, a radical group of North Carolina Colonists who rebelled against England"s oppressive trade and taxation policies as early as 1770 in the Battle of Alamance. per Census. Not listed in the 1800 Census. Might have lived for a time in Prince Edward Co, VA. "It is possible that they lived for a vtile in Southside Virginia, probably in Prince Edward County, because Parish's son, Sturdy Garner4, claims in his application for a Revolutionary War pension< Less
Historical Sketch and Roster of the North Carolina 15th Infantry Regiment
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The North Carolina 15th Infantry Regiment, formerly the 5th Volunteers, was organized at Garysburg, North Carolina, in June, 1861. Its members were recruited in the counties of Northampton, Union,... More > Cleveland, Franklin, Harnett, Alamance, and Edgecombe. With about 800 officers and men, the unit was ordered to Yorktown, Virginia. In April, 1862, it had 532 effectives and during the war served under Generals H. Cobb and Cooke. The 15th fought in the Seven Days’ Battles, the Maryland Campaign, and at Fredericksburg. In January, 1863, the regiment moved to Charleston and Savannah, then returned to Virginia. After serving in the Richmond area during the Pennsylvania Campaign it was active in numerous conflicts from Bristoe to Cold Harbor. Later it saw action in the Petersburg trenches south of the James River and the Appomattox Courthouse Campaign.< Less
My Train Station is Burlington, NC
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My Train Station is Burlington, North Carolina is a complete guide for anyone wanting to travel from Burlington (Alamance County), North Carolina to other cities in North Carolina, or other cities in... More > the eastern, northeastern, southern or midwestern states of the USA, or cross country to the western states on long-distance Amtrak trains. Day trips to cities in North Carolina such as Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Greensboro, High Point, Salisbury, Kannapolis, Charlotte, Selma, Wilson and Rocky Mount. Overnight trips to southern states of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina and Florida. One-day one-way trips to Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. Stay on the same train, change trains, or sleep on the train. Fares, baggage, bicycles, discounts, student, seniors, military, AARP, AAA, departure, arrival, times, stations, directions. ideas for trips, visit family, friends, comfortable seats, relaxing travel< Less
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