Memories of Margaret Melinda Ford McGuire
(E-book version) Written history of one family from the late 1800s,into the 20th Century. Told through the words of an eye witness. Margaret's notes abruptly end due to the loss, decades ago, of her... More > last pages and comments of her diary. This is a nice book to read while traveling or just resting. Funny in most parts but, reveals the hardships of life while growing up during the late 19th century.
Note: 100% of profit supports~~Resurrection Mission~~protecting endangered cemeteries and searching for our "forgotten" military Veterans< Less
Captain Otway Burns And His Ship Snap Dragon
(E-Book) Please note: 100% of profits from the sale of this book,or any book written by Jack Robinson, goes directly to: Resurrection Mission--Protecting endangered cemeteries and rediscovering our... More > "forgotten" military Veterans.~~~~~~~~~~~~Captain Otway Burns and his ship Snap Dragon explores the legends, facts, and misguided information of Captain Otway Burns. As a native son of southeastern North Carolina he was a merchant sea Captain, highly successful War of 1812 Privateer, noted businessman, and an inventive ship builder. Later in life Burns was a strong state legislator, but like most of his life, his service to his state and country was controversial. Using fragments of information, along with long forgotten documents, compiled with material gained from located direct descendents, this book attempts to capture a more accurate description of Captain Burns' adventurous life.
If you enjoy stories of Tall Ship Naval battles or, intrigued with local legends, this book is for you.< Less
(E-book version) American Bravery reprint of a book with a like title first published in 1819. This current edition is meant to be used as a means to reintroduce and educate a new generation, from... More > both sides of the Atlantic ocean, about a unique part of their heritage.Family geneologists, Tall Ship enthusiasts, and nautical historians will enjoy this book.
American Bravery provides detailed accounts of Tall Ship battles between American Naval forces, augmented with Privateers, and the British Naval Fleet or merchant vessels. Some battles were mere skirmishes, while many others were considerably more fierce, and with some ending in a gentlemanly manner.
If you like reading about Tall Ship battles on the High Seas,or interested in finding a family connection to the War of 1812, this book will be a wonderful addition to your library. 100% of profit helps Resurrection Mission~~protecting endangered cemeteries and rediscovering our "forgotten" military Veterans.< Less
Petteway Family Heritage Book
(E-book version) This book provides geneology information dealing with a southeastern North Carolina African American family-The Petteway Family of Onslow County. The grandson of former slave George... More > Washington Petteway is currently the "keeper of history" for his family. This book goes beyond oral history of the Petteway family and incorporates official documents that substantiates the wisdom this Elder has maintained.
This is a book that will be of interest to genealogists, historians or to people who simple like to read about unique aspects of local history. It can also be used as a guide to allow other familys to reconstruct their family heritage.< Less