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2013 SPRING HCHGS MEETING
The HCHGS spring meeting will be held Sunday, May 19th, at the Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church (196 Pleasant Grove Rd., Engelhard) beginning at 2:30 p.m. The featured speaker will be Ruth Azalea Selby Mackey who has led restoration efforts of the Mackey Estate. She is currently a Vice President of Treasury Management at PNC in Washington, D.C. Special music will also be presented by Tshombe Selby, Mackey family member and noted singer from Dare Co. (Directions: coming east on US 264, Pleasant Grove Rd. is the first left after passing St. George’s Episcopal Church. The meeting location is 1/4 mile on the right.)
The spring issue of High Tides will feature an article on the Mackey family, an article on Carney Gibbs (whose descendants owned the land purchased by the Mackeys in 1904), as well as a conclusion of the abstracts of Deed Book D/E edited by Betty Mann. Those interested in the history of Hyde Co. are encouraged to join members and guests for the meeting.
THE CREDLE FAMILY OF CHARLES RIVER,
GLOUCESTER, PRINCESS ANNE & NORFOLK COUNTIES, VIRGINIA
AND BEAUFORT, CURRITUCK & HYDE COUNTIES, NORTH CAROLINA
by Ellen A. Williams
Another great book by Ellen Williams has been published! For those of you who have Credle ancestors in your lineage, this book is a MUST! Ellen has arranged each part as an outline of a particular Credle family and an introduction to the person begins that chapter. The book is 149 pages and spiral bound. If you live in Hyde County or nearby, you may pick the book up for $20.00. For those who need a copy mailed to them the cost is $25.00 to cover postage and handling charges. To pick up a copy, Ellen's home address is: 2784 Quarter Rd., Swan Quarter, Hyde Co., NC 27885 or you can send her an e-mail at email@example.com and request a copy by mail. Don't wait, this is a limited printing!
HYDE COUNTY (NC) LAND DIVISIONS
IN THE EIGHTEENTH AND NINETEENTH CENTURIES
The Hyde County Historical & Genealogical Society is pleased to announce that its publication HYDE COUNTY (NC) LAND DIVISIONS IN THE EIGHTEENTH AND NINETEENTH CENTURIES by Richard B. Lupton is now once again available from the society. The book has been out-of-print since last year. The publication is a reprint with several minor revisions by the editor. Some site visitors may not realize that this book contains detailed information, including maps, of these land divisions which often prove useful when a researcher does not know the maiden name of a female ancestor. The book is 351 pages in length and is indexed. The editor also has included an explanation of abbreviations and definitions of land measurement. He also discusses county survey evolutions, patents, waterways and roads, towns and villages, a connection with Native Americans and African-Americans and the Donnell Plantation, one of the larger ones in North Carolina of its time period. Mr. Lupton also has an interesting story of Edward Ensley: Black Phoenix and brief articles on community life, economic valuations, and agricultural anachronism. The book is available from the society book vendor, R. S. Spencer, Inc. P O Box 159, Engelhard, NC 27824, for $35 plus tax of $2.71 and shipping and handling costs of $5.00. The book vendor's e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. The society appreciates the generosity of Mr. Lupton in making the valuable book once again available for those interested in the history and genealogy of Hyde County.
HYDE COUNTY HISTORIC
OLD COURTHOUSE PHOTOS WANTED
The Hyde County Historic Courthouse Committee is looking for some photos of the courthouse and jail which were taken before World War II. We have some of the courthouse taken in 1946 but would like to have more. Anyone with old courthouse photos can sent them to Ellen Williams at mailto: email@example.com. They can copy them and send them back to you, or copies of the photos can be sent as long as they are clear and easy to read. Thanks very much for your assistance.
© 2012 Kay Midgett Sheppard