By Shirley Mallard
Bahama is a crossroads community in Mangum Township where today live the descendents of many of the earliest settlers of the Flat River area. This story of Bahama begins when folks came to the back country of North Carolina and make their homes along the waters of Flat River. When Orange County was formed in 1752 the Flat River area was the county’s northeast corner, the Saint Mary’s District. These families farmed the land, built their homes, and put down deep roots. They were the Mangums, Balls, Tilleys, Parkers, Harrises, Parrishes, Robertses and the Umsteads. Many of their descendants have called Bahama home.
Bahama Heritage tells the stories of these Flat River folks and what makes Bahama “God’s Country.” The book contains 192 pages, a three-generation genealogy of most of the families in the village, 78 photos/illustrations, and 3 maps. Indexed, published January 2002.
Cost: $25.00 plus $2.50 postage and handling.
NC residents add $1.75 per book 7% sales tax.
Can be ordered from the following:
Shirley Jones Mallard
2600 Croasdaile Farm Pkwy #A179
Durham, North Carolina 27705-1331
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