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HYDE COUNTY HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY FALL MEETING

Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 2:30 p.m.
at
Swan Quarter Christian Church; 171 Second St., Swan Quarter, NC

Guest speakers will be Mary Baxter & W.T. "Tom" Bridgman who have done extensive research on the Bridgman family of Hyde County.  They have also been instrumental in photographing several Hyde Co. cemeteries which can now be viewed on the Hyde Co. website.  Come join Mary & Tom for an afternoon of genealogical fun!  Copies of the Fall issue of High Tides will be available and membership renewals can be paid at the meeting or my mail.

ARTICLES & PHOTOS WANTED FOR THE SWAN QUARTERLY

Anyone interested in sharing their Hyde County stories or photos with the best little county magazine ever?  Our Swan Quarterly readers really seem to enjoy hearing first person stories and looking at the photos that sometimes accompany them.  Contributors don't have to be wordsmiths or professional photographers.  The Swan Quarterly is published quarterly and is viewable online.  It's chocked full of wonderful stories about Hyde County folks along with beautiful pictures from the Hyde County area.  Check out the Fall issue with several great articles--one on Hurricane Isabel that visited Hyde in 2003 along with accompanying pictures.  To view all the issues go to: http://www.swanquarterly.net/  If you'd like to submit a story and/or photographs please contact Margie Brooks, managing editor.


 

THE CREDLE FAMILY OF CHARLES RIVER, GLOUCESTER, PRINCESS ANNE & NORFOLK COUNTIES, VIRGINIA
 AND BEAUFORT, CURRITUCK & HYDE COUNTIES, NORTH CAROLINA
by Ellen A. Williams

Ellen Williams is considering a reprint of this book.  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.  The cost is $25.00 plus postage.  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 ellenwilliams@beaufortco.com and request a copy by mail.  This would be a lovely 2013 Christmas gift so get your order in early!

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 rsspencerinc@embarqmail.com. 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.

2014 Kay Midgett Sheppard