Petteway Family of Onslow County, North Carolina
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George Washington and Cecilia Ann Petteway were Former Slaves who were the main force behind building a much needed schoolhouse and Church for the local post-Civil War era children of Former Slaves. ... More > Their contributions did not end there. Their children and their children carried on the traditions of supporting causes for the local African American community. This book covers that heritage and family history of the Onslow County North Carolina Petteway family. Their cemetery in use since ca.1880 is the largest known all African American cemeteries within the county.< Less
Captain Otway Burns And His Ship Snap Dragon
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(Paper Back) 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... More > our "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
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