Trees of Wilson, August 2016

Contents of the August issue of Trees of Wilson include: Fulghum Family Reunion Disbursements to the Poor Bennett Blake Rhodes John Cornelius Robbins Family Obituaries (continued) Everyday People in the News Sam West Family WCGS Minutes & Announcements Please mark your calendars for these WCGS Meetings: Sept. 27: Ancestor Hunting in Ireland with Will Robinson Oct. 25: Land … Continue reading Trees of Wilson, August 2016

Works of Art: Revolutionary War Frakturs of the Pennsylvania Dutch

As a graphic designer obsessed with hand-lettered typography, I could not tear myself away from this gallery of illuminated pedigrees created by Pennsylvania Dutch families between 1740 and 1860, courtesy of the National Archives: Frakturs are elaborate illuminated folk art created by the Pennsylvania dutch between 1740 and 1860. They came in a variety of forms including birth, … Continue reading Works of Art: Revolutionary War Frakturs of the Pennsylvania Dutch

Charles City records taken by Union soldiers during Civil War are now returned

  Photo by JAMES H. WALLACE, Richmond Times-Dispatch This is an exciting development out of Richmond, Virginia! Approximately 300 pages of colonial Virginia wills have been returned to Virginia. The pages were apparently carried off as a war prize by a Union soldier. The recovered pages, torn from a Charles City will book when the … Continue reading Charles City records taken by Union soldiers during Civil War are now returned

The Barracks in Tarboro Available for Restoration

The Barracks 1100 Albemarle Avenue, Tarboro , NC 27886 Edgecombe County $175,000 8,063 square feet Lot Size: 1.25 acres / Zoning: Residential Contact: Maggie Gregg , Regional DirectorPreservation NC, Eastern Office 252-689-6678, mgregg@presnc.org The Barracks is an impressive and architecturally significant property, located on a large lot in the charming and historic small town of Tarboro. The house was … Continue reading The Barracks in Tarboro Available for Restoration