Currituck County Photographs
Rev. Nicholas P. Stallings (daughter Essie on porch)
|Photo probably made
around 1900. Reverend Nicholas Pisani Stallings was
born in Wake Co., NC on December 29, 1856 and died at Moyock,
Currituck Co., NC on August 7, 1917. He married Catherine
Elizabeth "Katie" Pool on Dec. 26, 1884 in Wake County at the home
of her father, Calvin Pool. According to the 1900 Perquimans Co., NC
census (town of Winfall where Nicholas was listed as "minister") Katie
was born November 1861 [Nov 16, 1861] Nicholas & Katie had 6 children:
Paul L. Stallings B. 27 Dec 1885 and D. 28 Aug 1894 as a
result of a fall from the barn of his grandfather onto a pitchfork
By 1910 the family had moved to Bayboro in Pamlico Co., NC and Nicholas was listed as "clergyman" in the census. Katie died in Winfall on Aug. 3, 1900 and Nicholas remarried Nina R., a public school teacher (born c. 1877), in about 1903. Nina is listed as a widow in the 1920 Currituck Co. (Moyock) census. Her son, Walton Dees Stallings, age 8, is the only other member of this household. Nicholas and his two wives are buried in Hertford, NC in the Cedarwood Cemetery.
Shady Grove Baptist
[photo no longer available]
Rev. Nicholas P. Stallings (shown by arrow) and his wife, Katie Poole Stallings (standing beside him). No others have been identified in this photograph and the year is not known. This photo was inscribed on the back as Rehoboth Baptist Church, Maple, NC, however, after looking through the book, The Heritage of Currituck County, I find that Rehoboth was not established until 1871 and this photo clearly has the date "1828" emblazoned on the top face of the church. The photograph of Rehoboth Baptist Church shown in the Heritage book looks nothing like the above church BUT one picture of Providence Baptist Church in 1900 looks remarkably like the one above. The following is an excerpt from the Heritage book: "Rehoboth Baptist Church was organized in 1871 for the convenience of the people in the Currituck-Maple-Barco area. Some of these people had been attending the Old Cowenjock Kehukee Primitive Baptist Church. This church was located between Currituck and Maple. They soon became dissatisfied with their doctrine. Others traveled to the Providence Baptist Church at Shawboro, NC organized in 1826." The date of establishment and the picture in the Heritage book leads me to believe that the above picture is really Providence Baptist Church and not Rehoboth Baptist. Reverend Nicholas Stallings was a circuit minister and could have been at both churches. It is known that he was the minister at Rehoboth Baptist in 1915. Can anyone positively identify this church?
Ray Etheridge dated May 29,
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