Monday, October 15, 2018

The Discovery of Queen Anne's Revenge #northcarolinapioneerscom #ncgenealogy

The Discovery of Queen Anne's Revenge

Queen Anne's Revenge It is believe that the frigate ship of the infamous pirate Edward Teach, known as Blackbeard has been found. The vessel Queen Anne's Revenge was mentioned in some old bonds found in Charleston, South Carolina, when testimony was given against him. The ship was discovered in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean near Beaufort, North Carolina. The vessel was originally launched by the Royal Navy of England in the year of 1710 and was used as a flagship of the pirate. Only after a year out to sea, she was captured by the French and was used as their slave ship until overtaken by pirates in 1717. Blackbeard ran the ship aground in the Beaufort Inlet of North Carolina in 1718 where his crew and supplies were transferred to smaller vessels. In 1996 Intersal, Inc., a private firm, discovered the remains of a vessel likely to be Queen Anne's Revenge, and added the find to the US National Register of Historic Places.





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Monday, October 8, 2018

Religious Groups Settled Carteret County #ncgenealogy #northcarolinapioneerscom

Religious Groups Settled Carteret County

Beaufort, North CarolinaThe Tuscarora Nation first occupied the land between the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers in eastern North Carolina. As early as 1706, white settlers of Huguenot, German, Scotch-Irish, French, and English descent arrived in the region from Pennsylvania and Virginia. Also, in 1721 Quakers from Rhode Island came with their church families and settled on the north side of the Newport River. However, it was the land grants which mostly helped to populate the region and build its large tobacco plantations. Beaufort, North Carolina is the third oldest town in North Carolina, but it was first named Fishtown. The first Anglican Church in Beaufort was organized in 1724 as St. Johns Parish. However, other religious denominations soon over-populated the parishioners in the English church.





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Monday, October 1, 2018

The Society of Friends #northcarolinapioneerscom #ncgenealogy

The Society of Friends

New GardenThe first settlers to Guilford began arriving in 1740 from Pennsylvania, Maryland and New England. They were in search of fertile and affordable land. They were Quakers whose origin was in Maryland, then stemmed throughout other colonies. The settlement was around Greensboro and was known as the Garden Friends Meeting. They were followed by the German Reformed Church and Lutherans and the Scotch-Irish Presbyterians. The "Friedens Church" (meaning peace) was led by the Rev. John Ulrich Giesendanner from Pennsylvania in 1740 and settled around the Haw River along the creeks of Reedy, Eno, Alamance, Travis, Beaver and Deep River. The first building used by Friedens Church was made of logs. An examination of the Encyclopedia of Quaker Genealogy by Hinshaw is indicated in all of the States of their immigration.





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Monday, September 24, 2018

Quaker Life in New Garden #northcarolinapioneerscom #ncgenealogy


Quaker Life in New Garden

New Garden Boarding SchoolShadrick Standley Jr. was born in the rural setting of a Quaker community called New Garden. The area is now known as Guilford College, about six miles west of Greensboro. The name came from the New Garden Meeting in Chester County, Pennsylvania which was taken from New Garden in County Carlow, Ireland. The Quakers moved about the country, the first land was in Maryland, and from there they went into Virginia, North Carolina and even Georgia. His father has brought the family from the Cedar Creek Quaker community of Hanover County, Virginia. Researchers of the Quaker records should refer to Encyclopedia of Quaker Genealogy by Hinshaw for births, deaths, marriages and other details.





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Thursday, September 20, 2018

The First Use of Torpedoes in Naval Warfare

The First Use of Torpedoes in Naval Warfare

Civil War torpedoA torpedo from the Civil War period. "Francis Edgar Shepperd is said to have been the first man to use the torpedo in Naval warfare. He came from an old North Carolina family and was a graduate of the Naval Academy. He resigned when his State seceded and entered the Confederate Navy. Twenty five years ago Shepperd, then a captain in the Confederate Navy, blew up the US gunboat Cairo with an old fashioned fixed torpedo fastened to the bottom of  
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Monday, September 17, 2018

Think of the Internet as a Genealogy Vault

Think of the Internet as a Genealogy Vault

vaultThe technology of the Internet moves civilization forward and is a blessing because it is where we discover forgotten members of the family and more about our past. And, it is a place to post important genealogy data. As time moves forward and more people share their family histories, the Internet will contain the most valuable documents on earth. All that we need to do is to continue to share and add our information (no matter how trivial) to lasting websites. Initially at the first onset of the user experience, there was a rush of family group sheets added from computer programs. However, most of those have been taken down. Therefore, it is important that we post our information on more than one website. All over the Nation there are public libraries with a surprising amount of file folders containing family genealogy. I have found that people are still donating some pretty interesting to libraries and archives. Hopefully, the data will be digitized on library websites. Actually, local libraries are beginning to write their own websites and (for now) contains only a small amount downloadable data (usually out-of-date books). How much genealogy will be digitized and preserved on the Internet is a question of budget. We should continue to be supportive with our genealogy donations and attend local libraries. I have personally gathered and preserved a great deal of genealogical data over the years and those books which I published are contained as databases on my genealogy websites, viz: Georgia Pioneers Kentucky Pioneers North Carolina Pioneers South Carolina Pioneers Southeastern Genealogy and Virginia Pioneers 





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Monday, September 10, 2018

Genealogy: The Importance of Finding all Land Tracts #georgiapioneerscom

The Importance of Finding all Land Tracts

It is so easy to jump onto the wrong lineage! After all, names and dates can be rather confusing. That is why it is so important to locate the old family residence and the adjoining neighborhood. This is usually accomplished by researching deed records and tax digests. One follows the legal description, carefully noting the district and land lot number. Of course the first deeds did not contain a full description (as they do today), but usually listed the names of adjoining owners. The tax digests do the same thing, but also provide the number of acreage and counties involved. When people drew in the land lotteries, those tracts were also listed and should be regarded as clues of where to search next.





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