Posts tagged: Orange Co

Orange County Public Library *Parking*

By , September 15, 2011

Thanks to Bill Reid for bringing this to our attention:

**For those of you who are planning to attend the D-OGS Computer Interest Group that is starting back up again this Saturday at 9 am at the Orange County Public Library**

Hey Gang . Listen up! *PARKING !*:

The County has rented parking for the library on the BOTTOM floor of the
parking deck (which is between the library and Weaver Street Market). You
can enter the deck on the bottom by driving past the front of the Market all
the way to the end. Turn right through the gate and go straight as far as
you can and park there. Take the elevator (or climb the stairs) to library
level, turn right for the exit and walk down to the 2nd building.You’re
there..

OR

From Churton St. take Margret to the west. Turn left into the road next to
the library and park if you can find an open space (some are limited time).
If there in nothing open in front of the 2 buildings..Don’t panic. Drive
straight to the gate at the entrance to the Parking deck. It’ll open. Drive
to the bottom deck and park as described above.

I was told yesterday that you will need a number to get out of the Deck. You
can get it in the library.

Sorry this is so complicated but the deck is privately owned (County is
saving $$) and the owner is making all the rules.

Hope to see you there, I need lots of help… Bill Reid


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Query: Bowers

By , September 14, 2010

The following query was taken from the D-OGS September 2010 Newsletter:

Jerry Young submitted a query about their BOWERS ancestory of Orange County:

Query:

Who were the parents/grandparents of John Bowers (b. 1801, Roane Co., TN, d. ca 1849 in Hamilton Co., TN) and George Bowers (d. Hamilton Co., TN 1873), brothers, whose parents allegedly went to TN from Orange County, NC between about 1790 and 1810. Grandfather may have been George Bowers, (wife Margaret) who died in Orange Co. ca 1770. Patricia Barnett, a member of your Society, is listed as working on the Bowers family.

If you have any additional information on this family, please feel free to leave a comment below or email this person directly by clicking on their name at the top of this post.

Additional contact information:
1005 La Reina Drive
San Marcos, CA 92078-1346
Phone- 760-744-7530

Query: Compton

By , September 14, 2010

The following query was taken from the D-OGS September 2010 Newsletter:

Brett Compton submitted a query about his COMPTON ancestory of Orange or Caswell County:

Iā€™m looking for proof that an ancestor of mine lived in either Orange or Caswell Co. His name was Jeremiah Compton. He would have possibly been in Orange County from his birth in around 1780 until 1805 or so. His parents were probably James and Frances Herndon Compton.
I would appreciate it if you could look for any of these people in the early Orange County land records!

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Query: Ackles

By , August 5, 2010

Shirley Wheet submitted a query about her ACKLES ancestory of Orange County:

I am researching the Ackles Family. Charles Ferrell b about 1773 married a Sarah Ackles 19 April 1792 in Orange County, NC ā€“ source of marriage is 1741 ā€“ 2000 Orange Co. Marriage Collection FHL #0823664 & 04118148. Can you provide me with any additional information other than their marriage day?

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Query: Morgan

By , August 5, 2010

Query Submitted by:
David Lane
1009 Andiron Lane
Raleigh, NC 27614-9537
919-870-0090
rdlane at bellsouth dot net

Surnames: Morgan

Seeking information on Joseph H. Morgan who was born in VA ca. 1790 and died in Granville County, NC in 1853. In 1829, Joseph H. Morgan is a witness to a deed for Elizabeth Laws in Orange County, NC. 1830 Census shows Joseph H. Morgan is in South Regiment, Granville Co, NC. 1840 Census suggests Joseph H. Morgan is in the household of William Horner who married Harriet Morgan Dec 24, 1834 in Orange County, NC. 1850 Census shows Joseph Morgan (age 60) in household with daughters Emeline (age 30) and Mary (age 25). Listed with William Horner in 1850 Products & Industry schedule. William Horner executor of estate in Nov 1853.


If you have information on the above persons, or access to relevant records, feel free to leave a REPLY below.

“Road, Bridge, Ferry, and Mill Records – Another Genealogist treasure” – May 5, 2010

By , May 3, 2010

This D-OGS Meeting will be held on Wednesday evening, 5 May, 2010 at 7 p.m. at the Orange County Public Library on 137 West Margaret Lane in Hillsborough. Here is a map

The program will be presented by D-OGS member and author Stewart Dunaway. His program will be “Road, Bridge, Ferry, and Mill Records – Another Genealogist treasure”. These county records (located at the State Archives) contain amazing information about families and their locations. These records are now being cataloged and indexed by Stewart Dunaway, allowing easy access to these valuable county records. His talk will include a brief overview of how infrastructure laws evolved from British Rule to early American expansion. Using old Orange County records to illustrate this evolution, Stewart will also show examples of genealogy oriented information, not just trade route or other historical information. Included in these records are law suits which can include amazingly detailed information as well.

Living Wax Museum, April 30

By , April 15, 2010

Come out and see students from the Grady Brown Elementary School dressed as famous people from the past in the Orange County Historical Museum’s Last Friday, Living Wax Museum on April 30, 2010 from 6 to 9 pm.


Historical Foundation of Hillsborough and Orange County

Orange County Historical Museum
201 N. Churton St.
Hillsborough, NC 27278
(919) 732-2201

Museum Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday 11am-4pm
Sunday 1pm-4pm
Closed Monday

Civil War Walking Tour – April 24

By , April 5, 2010

As a part of the 145th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, Hillsborough will be partnering with the Chapel Hill Preservation Society to host its own commemorative event on April 24th. There will be two available tours, one starting at 12pm and one starting at 2pm. The tours will last approximately one hour. Tours begin at the Dickson House (Hillsborough Visitor’s Center), at 150 E. King St in Hillsborough. For more information please contact the Orange County Historical Museum at 919-732-2201.

The cost for this event is $5.00 per person.


This is just one event scheduled for this day. The Chapel Hill Preservation Society has a whole day of events scheduled for their Civil War Living History Day, including reenactments, videos, fashion shows, and music concerts. The event will conclude with a Lantern Tour through Chapel Hill 1865.

Tickets for the Lantern Tour are $15 per person and reservations are required. Tours begin at 7 pm and 8pm. Tours led by lanterns and comfortable shoes recommended. Contact the Preservation Society to make your reservations today at 942-7818.

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