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‘There’s history behind these graves’: Teens clean overgrown African-American graveyard

From The Wilson Times: Posted Sunday, November 25, 2018 6:40 pm By Olivia Neeley olivia@wilsontimes.com | 252-265-7879 Several teens headed out to an unfamiliar place last week. But once they arrived, they immediately got to work. They knew they were about to be part of something much bigger than themselves. “It’s probably the last place … Continue reading ‘There’s history behind these graves’: Teens clean overgrown African-American graveyard

Studio shots, no. 38: the family of Tarrell and Minerva Locus Parker.

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Courtesy of my collaborator Edith Jones Garnett comes this priceless set of photographs of several generations of a southern Wilson County family founded by Tarrell and Minerva Locus Parker. Several are accompanied by text drawn from a family history booklet, A Recorded History of the Descendants of Tarrell Parker, published, it appears, in the 1970s or ’80s.

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Tarrell Parker (ca. 1835-1922).

In the 1860 census of Black Creek township, Wilson County: Terrell Parker, 23, living in the household of white farmer Elias Farrell, 40.

In the 1880 census of Crossroads township, Wilson County: farmer Tarrell Parker, 45; wife Minerva, 18; and children Trecy, 5, Jesse, 3, and Mancy Ann, 1.

In the 1900 census of Crossroads township, Wilson County: farmer Tarrel Parker, 65; daughter Nancy, 20; and her children William H., 6, Leonora, 3, Georg L., 1, and Jesse, 0.

In the 1910 census of Crossroads township, Wilson…

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History of the 2nd NC Regiment, Company B

"By Matt. Manly, Captain Company D. "COMPANY B—Wilson County—John Howard, Captain; Lieutenants: John C. Gorman, Calvin Barnes, Orrin Williams, William Howard, Robert E. Calder, Garry Fulghum, B. J. Barnes, L. B. Boyette, W. G. Ferrell. "Captain Howard was mortally wounded at Sharpsburg, September 17, and died October 4, 1862. "Calvin Barnes was appointed to the … Continue reading History of the 2nd NC Regiment, Company B

Study reveals “extraordinary” DNA of people in Scotland

The DNA of people living in Scotland has "extraordinary" and "unexpected" diversity, according to a new study. The Scotland's DNA project, led by Edinburgh University's Dr Jim Wilson, has tested almost 1,000 Scots in the last four months to determine the genetic roots of people in the country. The project discovered four new male lineages, … Continue reading Study reveals “extraordinary” DNA of people in Scotland