Saturday, April 22, 2017

Eagle Tavern in Hertford, NC #northcarolinapioneers #ncgenealogy


Eagle Tavern

Eagle TavernThere is a story that George Washington came to Hertford on business connected with lands in the Dismal Swamp and may have tarried at the old tavern. It was during a journey through the South in 1791. However, a room was shown as having been his. Diagonally across the street from the Eagle Tavern at the end of the yard enclosing the old Harvey home, there are two great-size stones which are said to mark the grave of a mighty Indian chief. This may have been Chief Kilcokonen, a friend of one of the earliest settlers, George Durant. The town of Hertford saw gunboats coming down the river from the Northern Army, and one brief battle was fought inside the town. One man was killed on each side. The old residents used to boast of how the women, while a skirmish occurred, came out of their homes and cheered on the soldiers. It is said that while this skirmish was taking place that a ball from one of the gunboats on the river went through one of the houses and tore a covering from the bed on which the mistress of the house had just been lying. 
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Friday, April 21, 2017

Perquimans County NC Genealogies and Histories #northcarolinapioneers

Perquimans County Genealogy Records



Historic Hertford County

Perquimans was formed as early as 1668 as a precinct in Albemarle County. It is located in the northeastern section of the State and is bounded by Albemarle Sound and Chowan, Gates, and Pasquotank counties. In 1779 Gates County was formed in 1779 from Chowan, Perquimans, and Hertford. The dividing line between the counties of Chowan, Perquimans, and Gates was authorized to be established in 1805. Later, during 1814 a boundary line between Perquimans, Chowan, and Gates, was amended by naming a new commissioner, which indicated that the line had not been established at that date. Finally, in 1819 a dividing line was established between Chowan and Perquimans Counties.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Prices of Commodities Jumped During War of 1812 #northcarolinapioneers #ncgenealogies #history

The Prices of Commodities Jumped During the War of 1812 

General ArmstrongIn war, as in other troublesome times, prices are subject to fluctuate in price. Two great staples were flour and sugar, mostly lacking due to impeded water transport. From a table of prices current, of August, 1813, it appears that at Baltimore, in the centre of the wheat export, flour was $6.00 per barrel; in Philadelphia, $7.50; in New York, $8.50; in Boston, $11.87. At Richmond, owing to inferior communications, the price was $4.00. Flour at Charleston was reported at $8.00, while at Wilmington, North Carolina, it was $10.25. At Boston, sugar which was not blockaded, was quoted at $18.75 the hundredweight, itself not a low rate; while at New York the blockaded rate was $21.50; at Philadelphia, with a longer journey, $22.50; at Baltimore, $26.50. At Savannah sugar was $20, because considering its nearness to the Florida line and inland navigation, smuggling was a successful and safe venture. New Orleans was a sugar-producing district, and the cost was $9.00, however, on February 1, 1813, flour in that city cost $25 a barrel. The British vessels forcibly harassed trade up and down the east coast, especially between Boston and New York. Although the South was more remotely situated, it had bettern internal water communications. Also, the local product, rice, went far to supply deficiencies in other grains. In the matter of manufactured goods, however, the disadvantage of the South was greater. These had to find their way there from the farther extreme of the land; for the development of manufactures had been much the most marked in the east. It has before been quoted that some wagons loaded with dry goods were forty-six days in accomplishing the journey from Philadelphia to Georgetown, South Carolina, in May of this year. Some relief in these articles reached the South by smuggling across the Florida line, and the Spanish waters opposite St. Marys were at this time thronged with merchant shipping to an unprecedented extent; for although smuggling was continual, in peace as in war, across a river frontier of a hundred miles, the stringent demand consequent upon the interruption of coastwise traffic provoked an increased supply. "The trade to Amelia," the northernmost of the Spanish sea-islands, was reported by the United States naval officer at St. Marys towards the end of the war, "is immense. Upwards of fifty square-rigged vessels are now in that port under Swedish, Russian, and Spanish colors, two thirds of which are considered British property." Letters from the naval captains commanding the stations at Charleston, Savannah, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire reflect news of the molesting by the British of trade. Captain Hull who commanded the Portsmouth Yard, wore on June 14, 1813, that light cruisers like the "Siren", lately arrived at Boston, and the "Enterprise," could be very useful in driving away the small vessels of the enemy as well as privateers. He purposes to order them eastward, along the Maine coast, to collect coasters in convoy and protect their long-shore voyages, after the British fashion on the high seas. "The coasting trade here," he adds, "is immense. Not less than fifty sail last night anchored in this harbor, bound to Boston and other points south.": And, the "Nautilus" (a captured United States brig) has been seen from this harbor every week for some time past, and several other vessels (of the enemy) are on the coast every few days." An American privateer has just come in, bringing with her as a prize one of her own class, called the "Liverpool Packet," which "within six months has taken from us property to an immense amount." On one occasion the crew of the ship of an American privateer, which had been destroyed after a desperate and celebrated resistance to attack by British armed boats, arrived at St. Marys. Of one hundred and nineteen American seamen, only four could be prevailed upon to enter the district naval force. This was partly due to the embarrassment of the national finances. "The want of funds to pay off discharged men," wrote the naval captain at Charleston, "has given such a character to the navy as to stop recruiting." "Men could be had," reported his colleague at St. Marys, now transferred to Savannah, "were it not for the Treasury notes, which cannot be passed at less than five per cent discount. Men will not ship without cash. There are upwards of a hundred seamen in port, but they refuse to enter, even though we offer to ship for a month only." It should be noted, however, that those who enlisted during the War of 1812 were promised bounty lands, should they serve five years. Those sailors stationed at St. Marys, Georgia, received land grants in Camden County of 487-1/2 acres. This is an interesting facet to research because where one sees this sort of acreage listed in the deed records or on tax digests, they should investigate the 1812 service records on the site of the National Archives. This will help zero in on more clues and historical data. In these operations the ships of war were seconded by privateers from the West Indies, which hovered round this coast, as the Halifax vessels did round that of New England, seeking such scraps of prize money as might be left over from the ruin of American commerce and the immunities of the licensed traders. The United States officers at Charleston and Savannah were at their wits ends to provide security with their scanty means, more scanty even in men than in vessels; and when there came upon them the additional duty of enforcing the embargo of December, 1813, in the many quarters, and against the various subterfuges, by which evasion would be attempted, the task was manifestly impossible. "This is the most convenient part of the world for illicit trade that I have ever seen," wrote Campbell. A somewhat singular incidental circumstance is found in the spasmodic elevation of the North Carolina coast into momentary commercial consequence as a place of entry and deposit; not indeed to a very great extent, but ameliorating to a slight degree the deprivation of the regions lying north and south, the neighborhood of Charleston on the one hand, of Richmond and Baltimore on the other. "The waters of North Carolina, from Wilmington to Ocracoke, though not favorable to commerce in time of peace, by reason of their shallowness and the danger of the coast, became important and useful in time of war, and a very considerable trade was prosecuted from and into those waters during the late war, and a coasting trade as far as Charleston, attended with less risk than many would imagine. A vessel may prosecute a voyage from Elizabeth City (near the Virginia line) to Charleston without being at sea more than a few hours at any one time." During July of 1813, Admiral Cockburn anchored with a division off Ocracoke bar, and captured a privateer and Letter-of-Marque which had there sought a refuge denied to them by the blockade elsewhere. The towns of Beaufort and Portsmouth were occupied for some hours. The United States naval officer at Charleston found it necessary also to extend the alongshore cruises of his schooners as far as Cape Fear, for the protection. Source: Sea Power In Its Relations to the War of 1812 by Captain A. T. Mahan, D. C. L., LL. D., United State Navy. (London, 1899) 

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

#northcarolinapioneers- Find the Ancesters Faster by Examining County Records


The Substance of Genealogy = Old Wills and Estates

There is more personal family information and clues contained in old wills and estates than a census record. And it is more accurate because it was written by an ancestor who wished to be remembered, and found later in time; after he had gone. It usually provides all yhe names of the children and their spouses, grandchildren, siblings, parents and could even include the names of relatives residing in foreign countries. Reading an old last will and testament, along with its inventories, sales, annual returns and other estate data is an open book into the life experiences of another person. Also, it provide multiple clues to discovering other relatives, should we examine it more closely. Not only do we get the whereabouts of family members, but also origins. One mention of a relative in a foreign country, for example, is worth thousands of research hours. Actually, estate details provide a parcel of clues in the Annual Returns. These returns commence with the last illness, funeral details, and as additional returns are filed (annually until the final settlement), tidbits appear of personal data appears, such as letters received from relatives in other places and all sorts of clues where to search next. Names of relatives, neighbors and friends are plastered all over those records. And do not forget to search for receipts! If you do this much, more family members will emerge and as well as a pattern of clues.


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Cut to the Chase and Find More Ancestors! #northcarolinapioneers


The Substance of Genealogy = Old Wills and Estates

There is more personal family information and clues contained in old wills and estates than a census record. And it is more accurate because it was written by an ancestor who wished to be remembered, and found later in time; after he had gone. It usually provides all yhe names of the children and their spouses, grandchildren, siblings, parents and could even include the names of relatives residing in foreign countries. Reading an old last will and testament, along with its inventories, sales, annual returns and other estate data is an open book into the life experiences of another person. Also, it provide multiple clues to discovering other relatives, should we examine it more closely. Not only do we get the whereabouts of family members, but also origins. One mention of a relative in a foreign country, for example, is worth thousands of research hours. Actually, estate details provide a parcel of clues in the Annual Returns. These returns commence with the last illness, funeral details, and as additional returns are filed (annually until the final settlement), tidbits appear of personal data appears, such as letters received from relatives in other places and all sorts of clues where to search next. Names of relatives, neighbors and friends are plastered all over those records. And do not forget to search for receipts! If you do this much, more family members will emerge and as well as a pattern of clues.


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New Hanover Co. NC Genealogies, Wills, Estates #northcarolinapioneers #ncgenealogy #history

New Hanover County NC Wills, Estates, Maps


New Hanover County, North Carolina

New Hanover county was formed in 1729 and known as the New Hanover Precinct of Bath County, being that portion taken from Craven County. During 1734 parts of the precinct became Bladen Precinct and Onslow Precinct. It was named for the House of Hanover. In 1750 the northern part of New Hanover County became Duplin County and during 1764 another part of New Hanover County was combined with part of Bladen County to form Brunswick County. In 1875 the separation of northern New Hanover County went to form Pender County.

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Images of Wills, Book C, 1747 to 1858

Alderman, Daniel |Alexander, Aaron |Alexander, David |Allen, Archibald Smith |Amatio, Nicholas |Ancrum, John |Anderson, William |Armstrong, William |Ashburn, Denson |Ashe, Elizabeth |Ashe, John |Ashe, Samuel |Atkinson, Elizabeth |Atkinson, John |Averitt, Reuben |Baker, John |Ballard, Jethro |Bannerman, Charles |Barker, Joseph |Bartholomew, Samuel |Barwick, William |Batson, Batt |Batson, John |Batson, Peter |Batt, John |Beach, Silas |Beloat, Augustus |Benson, John |Berry, Samuel |Berry, Thomas |Bettoncourt, Emanuel |Bishop, Charles |Black, Samuel |Bland, James |Bloodworth, Mary |Bloodworth, Robert |Boissel, Marie Therese Dieudonia |Bond, Sweeting |Bonham, Hezekiah |Bonham, Samuel (blurred) |Bourdeaux, Anthony |Bourdeaux, Anthony (1853) |Bourdeaux, Daniel |Bourdeaux, William |Bowden, Bacor |Bowden, Martha |Bowden, Richard |Bradley, Eliza |Brown, Elizabeth |Brown, Jesse |Brown, Robert W. |Bryant, Benetar |Burch, James |Busley, Solomon |Calleorda, Zilpat |Campbell, Montequien |Chivers, Edward |Clark, Bella |Clark, Duncan |Collins, Jesse |Collins, John |Colson, James |Colvin, Alexander |Colvin, William B. |Corbett, John Sr. |Corbett, John M. |Corbett, William |Corbin, Edmund |Cowan, John |Coxster, E. |Coxeter, Esther |Cracke, Thomas |Cray, John |Crews, John |Cunningham, Sarah |Cunningham, Thomas |Cutlar, Elizabeth |Cutlar, Euphremia |Cuttars, Roger |Davis, John |Davis, Thomas |Davis, Thomas O. |De Kopet, Lewis Henry |De Kopet, M. J. |Denning, Margaret |Devane, Thomas |Devane, Thomas |Dickey, Eliza |Doty, Edward |Doyle, Margaret |Dubose, Anthony |Dudley, Alfred |Dudley, Catherine |Dudley, Christopher |Dudley, Edward |Dunbibin, Daniel |Dunbibin, Jonathan |Duncan, George |Eagan, Elizabeth |Eagles, Joseph |Eason, Jacob |Eason, Susan |Easter, Richard |Edens, Jacob |Epson, Thomas |Evans, Jonathan |Evans, William |Ezard, William |Fairchild, Mary |Farris, Owen |Farris, Sarah |Fennell, Nicholas |Ferguson, Daniel |Fillgan, John |Fillygan, Stephen |Fitzgerald, Thomas |Flowers, Thomas |Forbes, David |Ford, Marcus |Fountain, Isabella |Fountain, Noah |Foyer, James |Fryout, Sarah |Futch, John |Futch, Ocenimus |Gardner, James |Gardner, John |Gates, Rhoda |Gautier, Anna Bell |Gibson, Walter |Gill, Nelson |Goodie, James |Gordon, William |Graniger, Caleb |Grant, Solomon |Green, Nathan |Green, Samuel |Gregory, William |Guerard, John |Gurganus, Swinson |Gurley, Benjamin |Hall, James |Hallett, James R. |Hambleton, John |Hand, Margaret |Hanocks, Thomas |Hansley, William |Hardison, Jesse |Hardy, Richard |Harris, Catharine |Harvey, Francis |Harvey, William |Hasell, James |Hasler, James |Hay, James |Heane, Christian |Hedgeman, Lewis |Henan, William |Henderson, Duncan |Henderson, Thomas |Hendry, Alexander |Hendry, James |Hening, Benjamin |Hening, Dorcas |Hening, John |Hening, Samuel |Henry, C. D. |Henry, John |Henry, William |Heron, Benjamin |Herring, William |Highsmith, John W. |Hill, John |Hill, Sarah Lydia |Hill, Thomas |Hill, William |Hinckley, Elizabeth |Hinkley, Elizabeth |Hoard, Seth |Holliman, Elizabeth |Holliman, Peter |Holmes, Mariah |Hooper, George |Howard, James |Howard, James M. |Howard, Caleb Dena |Howse, John |Hulett, John |Isaac, Jonathan |Jacobs, George |Jacobs, Mathew |James, David |James, Margaret |James, Thomas |James, William |Jennett, Jesse |Johns, Isabel |Johnston, Ann |Johnston, Jonathan |Johnston, Mathew |Johnston, Richard W. |Jones, Amos |Jones, David Sr. |Jones, Elizabeth |Jones, Frederick |Jones, Frederick Jr. |Jones, Jane |Jones, John D. |Jones, Margaret |Jones, Marmaduke |Jones, Philip |Jones, Thomas |Jones, William |Jones, William |Judge, Israel |Kelly, Richard |Kerry, Daniel |Kingsbury, Gabriel |Kingsbury, John |Kirkby, James Harrison |Knotts, William |Koonce, Bryan |Lambert, Ezekiel |Lanier, Benjamin |Larkins, Benjamin |Larkins, Jacob |Larkins, James |Larkins, John |Larkins, Thomas |Laroque, James |Laspegne, Harriett |Lassiter, John H. |Lee, William |Lewis, Mullington |Lewis, William F. |Lillington, Alexander |Lillington, Eliza |Lillington, George |Loftin, Rachel |Long, Jonathan |Lord, William |Loudon, John |Loving, F. J. |Lyon, John |Lyon, Mildred |Mabson, Arthur |Mackay, William |MacLaine, Archibald |Mancy, U. |Manders, John |Manning, Margaret |Marshall, William |Mason, Caleb |Mason, Sarah |Massalan, Mary |Maxwell, Peter |McCaleb, Archibald |McClammy, Luke |McClammy, Peter |McClaney, Mark |McClellan, Angus |McCrackin, Robert |McCruslaw, Isabella |McCullock, Alexander |McDonald, William |McDuffie, Margaret |McGufford, Nathaniel |McKay, John |McKoy, William |McKellar, John |McLauney, William |McLeod, Daniel |McLorinau, Henry |Melson, John A. P. |Mence, Matthew |Merick, Thomas |Miller, James |Mills, James |Miller, Joseph Smith |Millon, Edward |Mills, Catharine |Mitchell, Catharine |Mixon, Michael |Mixon, Robert |Moore, Ann |Moore, Ben E. |Moore, Elizabeth |Moore, George |Moore, James |Moore, Roger |Moran, James |Morgan, Daniel |Morgan, David |Morgan, Ezekiel |Morgan, Hannah |Morris, Emanuel |Morris, William |Moseley, Thomas |Mott, Benjamin |Mott, Benjamin J. |Mott, Ruth |Munce, Clem |Munro, Hugh |Murford, William |Murphy, Cornelius |Murphy, John |Murphy, Mary |Murphy, Robert |Murray, Ann |Neal, Jacob |Neilson, Abraham |Neilson, Thomas |Newkirk, Abraham |Newkirk, Joseph |Newman, Stephen |Newton, Isaac |Newton, James |Newton, James |Newton, John J. |Newton, Joseph |Newton, Mary |Nichols, Caleb |Nichols, Elizabeth |Nichols, John |Nichols, Joseph O. |Nichols, William |Nixon, Thomas |Oaling, Charles |Oliver, John |Orme, James |Orme, Mary |Orr, Mathew |Overhisen, John |Paget, Louis Sr. |Parish, Joel |Parker, Thomas |Person, Stephen |Peterson, Emma |Peterson, Labon |Meckering, Phineas |Meckett, Thomas |Pigford, William |Player, Easter |Player, Mary |Player, Richard |Player, Stephen |Player, Thomas |Player, William |Poisson, Mary |Portevent, Samuel |Pouncey, Nathaniel |Powell, Jacob |Price, James |Price, Richard |Price, Susan |Quince, Ann |Quince, John |Quince, Richard |Rames, George |Rankin, Owen |Ratcliffe, James |Ratcliffe, Mary |Raylor, William |Riley, William |Robeson, Letitia Kitty |Robeson, Thomas |Robertson, Mary |Robinson, James |Robinson, Margaret |Rochell, Benjamin |Rogers, Thomas |Ronaldson, Andrew |Rook, Henry |Rooks, Jesse |Ross, Alexander |Ross, Ann |Ross, Walter |Rotchel, John |Rourk, William |Rouse, Alexander |Rouse, Elizabeth |Rowan, Esther |Rowe, John |Sampson, Henry |Sanders, Daniel |Sanders, Mary F. |Saunders, Elizabeth |Scarborough, Jesse |Schaw, Alexander |Sellers, Barbara |Sellers, Catharine |Sentas, Joseph |Shepard, Arthur |Sikes, John Sr. |Simpson, Joseph |Simpson, Martha |Sloan, Alexander |Smith, David |Smith, Dorcas H. |Smith, Mary |Spicer, James |Springs, John |Standley, James |Standley, James Sr. |Standwich, Samuel |Steed, Bevrice |Steward, Charles |Stewart, John |St. George, Elizabeth |Stainer, George |Swann, Aurelia |Swann, John |Swann, John |Swann, Samuel |Taylor, Ann |Taylor, James |Telfair, John |Thompson, WIlliam |Toole, Henry |Tooner, M. M. |Twilley, Ann |Vanceleef, John |Veuve Legros, Mary Martha |Vickers, Mary |Vickers, Thomas |Wade, Margaret |Wakeley, George |Walker, Ann |Walker, John |Walker, John |Walker, John M. |Walker, Magdalene Margaret |Walker, Robert |Walker, William |Walker, Julius H. |Ward, Anthony |Ward, Nathan |Ward, William |Warren, Mary |Warwick, Charlotte |Watson, Alexander |Watson, Jonathan |Watson, Joseph |Webb, Daniel |White, Temperance |White, William |Whitfield, William |Wilkinson, William |Williams, David |Williams, Jane |Williams, John |Williams, John |Williams, Thomas H. |Williamson, Tabitha |Williford, Sarah |Willy, Henry W. |Wilson, John |Wingate, William |Withings, Marshall |Wood, Mark |Wooten, Bryant |Wright, Thomas |Young, Catharine

Images of Wills, Book D, 1858 to 1868

Alderman, David |Allen, Samuel Dyer |Ashe, Tinsley |Banks, Clarissa |Baxter, Bernard |Bettercourt, William |Black, John |Bloodworth, Leah |Bordeaux, James |Bourdeaux, James |Brown, A. A. |Brown, Robert |Capps, Gideon |Cassidey, James |Corbett, Thomas |Crone, Lott |Croome, Major T. |Croom, Hillory |Croom, William |Crown, Hardy |Cummings, Naomi |De Rosset, Sallie |Dickinson, Plat |Dickson, James |Dix, John |Drane, Robert Brent |Dudley, George A. |Empire, Adam |Fennell, George |Fennell, George E. |Fennell, George |Fennell, Hardy |Fillyan, Owen |Foyles, Martha |Freeman, Alexander |Freeman, William Capers |Fulton, James |Gerganes, Alfred |Gibbs, Robert W. |Gornto, David |Guthrie, Anne |Guthrie, Ann J. |Hall, Edward |Hall, Eli |Henry, Catharine |Henry, Charles |Henry, Neal |Heyer, Barbara |Heyer, William |Hewlett, Alexander |Hewlett, A. J. |Hill, Annivis |Hill, Fred J. |James, Rachel |Jones, Ezekiel |Knohl, Frederick |Lamb, Isaac |Lane, Ezekiel Edward |Lane, Levin |Lee, Jane |Lippman, M. |London, S. E. |Love, William J. |Marshall, John |Marshall, Malsey |Miller, Annie M. |Miller, Evans |Miller, James T. |Moore, Alexander Duncan |Moore, George T. |Moore, John T. |Murphy, Robert |Murray, Thomas |Newkirk, Bryan |Newton, Mary |Nixon, Samuel |Northrop, Isaac |Owen, James |Peterson, Enoch |Pettit, Nathaniel |Pickett, Isaac |Pigford, Edward |Pigford, James B. |Polvagt, Charles |Potter, Gilbert |Powell, Rachel |Puckett, John |Quince, Nancy |Richardson, James |Rivenbark, David |Robeson, Catharine |Rooks, John |Rooks, Joseph |Rosset, John |Rothwell, A. B. |Russell, Henry |Sampson, James |Sauls, John Hill |Savage, Henry |Savage, T. |Sawton, Mathew |Simpson, Elizabeth |Simpson, James |Slade, Harry |Smith, Robert |Smith, Sarah |Swann, Ann Sophia |Tanner, Bennett |Tate, Robert |Taylor, John W. |Urquhart, Henrietta |Van Amringe, Cyrus |Walker, Jesse |Walker, John |Walker, Thomas Davis |Williams, Thomas |Wood, R. B. Jr. |Worth, Thomas C |Wright, Eliza |Wright, Joshua |Wright, Mary |Wright, Thomas H. 
New Hanover Co. NC Wills and Estates: Genealogy, Histories

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Ships Lost at Sea


Ships Lost at Sea

sunken shipFor 169 years vessels crossed the Atlantic into the American colonies. The adventure cost numerous lives and property and vessels went down in storms and were caught on sand bars. Some vessels bound for Virginia, for example, found it necessary to unload their cargo in the ports of New England. When General Oglethorpe engaged the first vessel to the Colony of Georgia, the captain refused to go any further south than Port Royal. Hence, its passengers had to travel by foot into Georgia. Only today through the use of sonar equipment are we realizing that thousands of vessels sank in the shipping lanes traveling their routes from Europe and the West Indies to the American ports. An examination of the deed records of Sunbury, Georgia in Liberty County reveals contracts between ship captains and colonists. The content usually specifies that if the goods do not arrive by a date certain, or if the cargo is spoilt, that the captain will not be paid. There is good reason, because the seas were frought with storms, hurricanes and sandbars. As one studies these deeds, it is quite obvious that deliveries were not always made in a timely fashion which prompted the captain to bring an offical complaint. Ultimately, the resort town of Sunbury was destroyed by a hurricane about 1800. A visit to the site is laughable. It is privately owned today and one cannot help but wonder how this remotely situated site between Charleston and Savannah housed more than 400 homes and a thriving economy. Yet the records reflect that it did. The loss of thousands of vessels during the colonial years means that the ships manifest and passenger lists also sank. This means that the collection of Immigration records at the National Archives is but a small percentage of a truer picture and it serves to emphasize the need to examine more closely "all surviving" county records from the earliest times. All of Charleston, South Carolina records are in tact, including affidavits and deeds pertaining to the affairs of the colonists. Although it is difficult to read 17th and 18th century documents, it is quite necessary, if ever we are to get to comprehend the whole picture and trace further back on the ancestors. The growing collection of Pioneer Families affords the genealogist images of actual documents, such as wills, estates, marriages, deeds, etc. A subscription is offered under 8 Genealogy Websites and includes:

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