Contributor Richard Phillips continues to create resources for military information in Onslow County. His most recent work is the site African American Soldiers & Sailors.
The purpose of the site is to share information about African Americans who joined the Army & Navy during the Civil War. Richard has several sections to the site:
- information about a monument in Hertford in memory of these soldiers
- scholarly articles on the topic
- information on battles
- links to the wonderful graphs he’s created documenting slaveholders in the county; he’s also contributed the graphs to this site
- unit rosters
This link has been added to both the African-American page and the Military page on the site. As a blog-powered site you have the ability to get the new posts sent directly to your feed reader via the RSS feed, or you can regularly visit. Spend some time exploring it!
Looking for information on Confederate soldiers of Onslow County? Richard Phillips has a site that just may be of help: Onslow County Confederate Soldiers.
Just begun in October 2010, Richard is collecting and sharing any information he can find about these individuals. The site is operated as a blog, so in addition to visiting the site to check for new information you can also subscribe to the RSS feed using your favorite RSS reader. Don’t know what an RSS feed is? Check the NC Genealogy 2.0 page for more information. The link to Richard’s site has been added to the Military page on this site.
Researcher Jack Robinson, of the Historical Researcher’s Blog, spends countless hours preserving cemeteries in the Onslow county area. Jack also has authored a book on Captain Otway Burns, an Onslow County native. Capt. Burns had sea adventures against British Tall wind-sail vessels and Jack is so into this history that he recently got a tattoo of a Tall wind-sail vessel. That’s dedication!
Jack's tattoo in honor of Capt. Otway Burns
A transcription of Wright Horne Cemetery has been added to the Cemeteries page. The survey was conducted by Myra & Keith Lanier in summer 2009. View the page here.
New on the Schools page is a link to see Onslow county students at NC colleges. The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center has been actively adding state school yearbooks to the Internet Archive and I’ve been working on an index of some of the students listed.
For example, here is the yearbook photo for James Herritage Koonce, 1905 graduate of North Carolina State University.
James Herritage Koonce - 1905 graduate of NC State University in Raleigh, NC
Beverly Gail Cole, a frequent contributor of information to the Onslow County NCGenWeb site as well as the Onslow County Archives, has passed away.
Her obituary appeared as follows in the Jacksonville Daily News online:
JACKSONVILLE – Beverly Gail Cole, 57, of Jacksonville, died Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at her home. A memorial service will be Monday, March 29, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home Chapel, with the Revs. Mike Schwalm and Jody Yopp officiating.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Edward T. and Vila Johnson Cole. She is survived by her son, Brandon Parvin and fiancée, Samantha Markovics of Jacksonville; brothers, Edward T. (Tommy) Cole and wife Ann of Jacksonville, Dennis W. Cole of San Bernardino, Calif., Gene D. Cole and wife Candace of Jacksonville and Jerry Lynn Cole and wife Doris of Jacksonville; and five grandchildren, Bradley, Ayden Josiah, Tabitha and Corbin. The family will receive friends Friday, March 26, 2010, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the home. The family request donations be made to the Edward and Vila Cole Christian Education Scholarship Fund c/o Kellum Baptist Church, 1167 Kellum Loop Rd., Jacksonville, NC 28546.
Her contributions to NC genealogical efforts are greatly appreciated and our thoughts our with her family.
Back in December I uploaded files from researcher Jane Hoveland regarding some of the history of the families who lived in the Camp LeJeune area when the military came to the county. Part II of those files have now been posted on the Military page.
This information is rich with family history details, so take a look! Another thanks to Jane for sharing this information with us all.
Fellow researcher Patricia Lynn has graciously donated some material to the Onslow County site. She is researching the family of Charles Stout and submitted his 1780 will, his estate inventory, and a deed record with John Durale.
The Bibliography page is now updated with additional books. As before, each book contains a link to Worldcat.org where you can search to find a library that holds the item of interest. In the process, I also found a book that is available full-text online, it is called Some Onslow Families: with Collateral Lines by Michael A. Stroscio.
In his research compilation, he covers his family lineages with ties to Onslow & Pender counties. Surnames covered include Sidbury, Thompson, Horne, Fisher, Lloyd, King & Redd. This is a great read and has a lot of data about these families. The book is part of the Family History Archives collection @ Brigham Young University. Because navigation on the site can be cumbersome, I’ve included the PDF file as a link from the bibliography page and or, you can go directly to it here.
New on the Military page of the site — find information gathered from personal interviews and research by Jane Hoveland on life of families in the county during the time Camp LeJune came into being. Jane sent a large amount of information, so I’ve added the first part to the site. More will be coming in the following weeks.