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The American Revolution in North Carolina By Stewart Dunaway & Jeffery Bright
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This exhaustive reference focuses on the events of the American Revolution from February 19, to March 14, 1781. NO other book has impacted the history of this war, and their locations, as this... More > volume. Two new N.C. State Historical Markers were erected (one new and one re-cast correction) from the research provided by these two authors in this book. Patriot forces continued to skirmish with British Gen. Cornwallis. Although none of these events were paramount or decisive, they illustrated the fortitude of the American spirit. This strong resolve sent a clear message to the British that the Patriots would rather fight than remain loyal to the King. Read about these five skirmishes, learn their location and histories, and see the maps of the road routes including modern locations. NOTE: this book has replaced - Like a bear with his stern in a corner, although twice the pages.< Less
Beginners Guide to Grist Mills in North Carolina By Stewart Dunaway
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This book will provide the reader with a beginning understanding about water powered grist mills in North Carolina. These mills were a very important industry. The British established laws in order... More > to properly develop and regulate this necessary industry in the early 18th century. This book includes an overview of all the laws established from the 1700s to the late 1800s. In addition examples of actual petitions and surveys, and other mill records are included. Several mill sites have been surveyed by this author, and are used to illustrate the different designs (dams and races). Also included are actual petition documents used to illustrate the type's of records in the State Archives, as well as the laws of N.C. Finally, an appendix section includes a number of images of different mill stones found throughout this author's travel.< Less
William Churton - Colonial Surveyor of North Carolina By Stewart Dunaway
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This book documents the amazing life history of an early surveyor in North Carolina. William Churton left London, to assist the newly formed Granville District Land Office – as a surveyor.... More > Beginning in 1748, Churton will ultimately survey over 600,000 acres of land – before closing the Land Office in 1763; due to the death of Earl Granville. He was also founder of Hillsborough NC, surveyor and designer of Salisbury, and surveyed/extended the State Line with VA. A lot of western NC Moravian activity as well. This book precipitated the author to apply for a State Historical Marker – honoring Churton. It was approved by the State, May 2017. Marker to be erected in Hillsborough - late October or early November 2017.< Less
Maps and Drawings of North Carolina - Road, Bridge, Mill and Ferry Records By Stewart Dunaway
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This book contains all the maps (images) from the Road, bridge, mill and ferry records, residing in the NC State Archives (Raleigh). The back cover lists the counties and quantity of maps or drawings... More > which were discovered in these county collections. The actual petition information is not provided in this book, that remains with the individual county (book) records, transcribed by this author. Added a few from Robeson County - all mill plats - Ashhole Creek. New County road and bridge records continued to be transcribed by this author, and more maps are being located. This book has been updated for these additional counties and their maps. However, it continues to be true, that very few drawings/maps were provided in the early 18th century records, and many county collections do not include maps or drawings.* UPDATED * February 2014 - ALL 18th Century road and bridge records have been completed for the entire State of NC, this book has been updated from that effort.< Less
From the Cotton Field to the Cotton Mill: A Study of the Industrial Transition in North Carolina By Holland Thompson
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THE author has spent the greater part of his life in the section described. While living in a rapidly growing mill town ten years ago, the sight of scores of wagons transferring scanty household... More > goods from farmhouses to factory tenements awakened his interest in the sudden transformation of farmers into factory operatives.< Less
Confiscation Act and Pardon and Oblivion Act of North Carolina (1776-1812) By Stewart Dunaway
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Where did the idea of confiscating both personal and real property originate? Was this unique to North Carolina? What was the purpose? Was it successful? These are some of the questions pertaining to... More > this topic. Before answering these questions, the reader should have a basic overview of events, which is provided throughout this book. The topic of this book typically appears in general histories. However, nothing published to date delves into these topics as deep as this book. As with such a broad and old topic, it may lack some obscure documents in other historical societies or archives. Nevertheless, a lot of information was uncovered to provide an in depth review. This book uses only primary documents. If there are tradition and folklore discussions, they are clearly annotated as such. This author illustrates or answers as many questions – from both sides – to ensure a balanced review is provided. These illustrations or examples are also based on primary references (as much as possible).< Less
A History of the Colored Baptists in Alabama and North Carolina: An Original Compilation By Charles Octavius Boothe & J. A. Whitted
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Possibly someone may desire at some time and for some reason to know something of the author of this book, and therefore he submits the following short statement: LINEAGE AND NATIVITY.--His... More > great-grandmother was born on the west coast of Africa and was brought a slave to Virginia, where his grandmother was born. Ere his grandmother had reached her maturity of womanhood, she was sold into Georgia, where his mother was born. While his mother was still a child, she and her mother were carried to Mobile county, Ala., by a Mr. Nathan Howard. In this county, on a lonely looking sand hill amid pine forests, on June 13, 1845, the writer made his advent into this world. (In this year, 1845, the Baptists of America divided.)< Less
From the Cotton Field to the Cotton Mill: A Study of the Industrial Transition in North Carolina By Holland Thompson
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THE author has spent the greater part of his life in the section described. While living in a rapidly growing mill town ten years ago, the sight of scores of wagons transferring scanty household... More > goods from farmhouses to factory tenements awakened his interest in the sudden transformation of farmers into factory operatives. His interest in the problem has cost much time and trouble. He has read everything available upon the subject, has sifted and compared dozens of statistical tables, and has compiled others. He has visited many mills, has talked with dozens of mill owners, managers, superintendents, overseers, and operatives. The children in the mill, at school or upon the streets, and the parents at home have not been overlooked. The teachers, ministers, and church workers in the mill villages have helped. The business men, the officers of the law, the farmers, and the laborers, black and white, all have added something.< Less
From the Cotton Field to the Cotton Mill: A Study of the Industrial Transition in North Carolina By Holland Thompson
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THE author has spent the greater part of his life in the section described. While living in a rapidly growing mill town ten years ago, the sight of scores of wagons transferring scanty household... More > goods from farmhouses to factory tenements awakened his interest in the sudden transformation of farmers into factory operatives. His interest in the problem has cost much time and trouble. He has read everything available upon the subject, has sifted and compared dozens of statistical tables, and has compiled others. He has visited many mills, has talked with dozens of mill owners, managers, superintendents, overseers, and operatives. The children in the mill, at school or upon the streets, and the parents at home have not been overlooked. The teachers, ministers, and church workers in the mill villages have helped. The business men, the officers of the law, the farmers, and the laborers, black and white, all have added something.< Less
Around the World with Great Authors By Honors World Voices Students Saint Mary's School
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This book is a collection of essays about authors from around the world. It is a collaborative effort from Vickie Posey's ninth grade Honors World Voices classes at Saint Mary’s School in... More > Raleigh, North Carolina. In order to analyze and learn world voices and cultures, the classes researched authors, wrote about their lives and contributions, and discovered why these authors are so important. The purpose of this book is to share information with others so that they can become more familiar with these important world authors.< Less

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