History of the 55th NC Regiment

"The Fifty-fifth North Carolina Regiment was organized at Camp Mangum, near Raleigh, in the early part of 1862. The companies composing the regiment were: COMPANY A—From Wilson County—William J. Bullock, Captain. COMPANY B—From Wilkes County—Abner S. Calloway, Captain. COMPANY C—From Cleveland County—Silas D. Randall, Captain. COMPANY E—From Pitt County—James T. Whitehead, Captain. COMPANY F—From Cleveland, … Continue reading History of the 55th NC Regiment

Church faithful celebrate 150 years

St. John marks major milestone Sunday Annie Ward of St. John AME Zion Church cleans the dust off framed photographs and newspaper clippings that chronicle the church's 150 years of history in Wilson. DREW C. WILSON | TIMES Posted Friday, September 21, 2018 9:10 pm By Olivia Neeley olivia@wilsontimes.com | 252-265-7879 This weekend marks 150 … Continue reading Church faithful celebrate 150 years

A Research Detour Leads to 12 Unexpected Insights About Quakerism

By lauravasilion While waiting for a voice from Lithuania to respond to my blog questions, I took a detour this spring into genealogy and a new project: a novel set in a Quaker community in pioneer Iowa. No, I am not a Quaker. However, a number of my early Scotch-Irish American ancestors were. Three of … Continue reading A Research Detour Leads to 12 Unexpected Insights About Quakerism

Tobacco barn photos show appreciation for farming history

By Monica Holland for The Fayetteville Observer—They used to be prominent, cropping up from the land like the yellowing leaves they’d housed across miles and miles of Carolina farm country. A monument to the charm of country life, tobacco barns have stood for everything from good, honest work to the trust and reliance of family … Continue reading Tobacco barn photos show appreciation for farming history