WCGS Newsletters

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The Washington County Genealogical Society disbanded in October 2012.  WCGS published its first edition of its newsletter in March of 1990.  Starting off as a monthly newsletter, the society switched to a quarterly publication schedule in 2003.  The WCGS News was published in January, April, July & October of each year.

Back issues of the WCGS news are being made  available as time allows.


2004

Volume 15, Issue 10-12 (Oct-Dec 2004)More Microfilm of NC Estate Records from the State Library — 1898 Wedding Announcement of Hattie Lawrence & A.L. Harrison — William David Cooper Query — Goodman Darden — 1939 Letter of Al Harrison — 1700 & 1800 Era Washington County Documents Found in Florida — Photographers Descend on Davenport Homestead — Obituary of Mrs. Merle A. Chesson — Lawrence L. Swain 1996 Presentation to Mayflower Descendants — Descendants of Job Comstock –Funeral of B.F. Bowen — Services for Mrs. Martha C. Bowen — Descendants of John Ireland Bowen

Volume 15, Issue 7-9 (Jul-Sep 2004)The No_OLF Fight Continues — Old Naming Pattern for Children — Descendants of Bailey D. Bateman — Portion of 1924 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map of Plymouth — Charlie Marriner Family Photos — Mill Pond Man in Bee Business for 53 Years — Huge Wildlife Refuge Forseen — Picture of Garrett’s Island Home

Volume 15, Issue 4-6 (Apr-Jun 2004)Battle to Preserve History/Heritage Continues — Loretta Haire Phelps Presented Willis Bowen Award — Plymouth Missionary Baptist Church — Member News — Descendants of Benjamin D. Bateman — Descendants of Jake R. Swain — DNA Testing — WCGS Quarterly Meeting — Obituary of Edwin Andrew Norman — Will of Jordan Henderson Phelps — Living History Weekend — Concord Primitive Baptist Church

Volume 15, Issue 1-3 (Jan-Mar 2004)Isabel Cleanup & OLF Fight Continues — 1897 Post Office Recipients — Obituary of Robert Polk Walker — Manasseh A. Davenport Deed — 3 Related Harrisons in Early Northeastern NC : William, Edward, & John Harrison

2003

Volume 14, Issue 10-12 (Oct-Dec 2003) – Stressful Times: Hurricane Isabel & OLF, Obituary of John Henry Oden III — Book Review: Battle of Plymouth North Carolina — J.W. Mizell Administrator’s Notice — Correction for Downing Cemetery listing — Hopkins Cemetery — Obituary for Leone Ardis Riddle — News from Glenna on Lighthouse Keeper Thomas Clifton — New Publication Announcement — Reliability of Sources — Office of the LightHouse Inspector — Editor News

Volume 14, Issue 7-9 (Jul-Sep 2003) - Can You Identify This Man? – Reunions: Vail & Furlough — Unusual Visitor Here Last Friday (story about Columbus Cooper) — Mrs. H.W. Pritchett to Open Store in Creswell — Corrections on the Joshua Chesson Line –Linear Ahnentafel of Hilton O. Chesson — Fire in Plymouth — Roper Post Office Sold by Mr. Walker — Member News — Early Settlers of Washington County Along the Scuppernong Trails – Descendants of Able Belanga — Measuring Land — Brother Dave’s Comment –Baptist Cemetery WPA Survey– Brinkley Cemetery WPA Survey — Episcopal Cemetery WPA Survey — Methodist Cemetery WPA Survey — Windley Cemetery WPA Survey — Downing Cemetery WPA Survey

Volume 14, Issue 4-6 (Apr-Jun 2003) – Scuppernong Township Cemeteries, Washington County Cemeteries Volume 3, is now completed — Descendants of Jacob Basnett — Obituary for Lawrence L. Swain (1915-2003) — Special Notes: Living History, Battle of Plymouth, April 2003 — Descendants of William M. Sexton — Leane Arps Riddle 100th Birthday Celebration — Descendants of Abjiah Snell.

Volume 14, Issue 1-3 (Jan-Mar 2003) – Will of Alwilla Spruill Allen — Member News — Queries/Requests for Help — Descendants of Jesse Allen — Creswell Historic District — Pungo School, First Grade 1931-32 — Allen School House — Descendants of Edward Buncombe  – Query from Jennifer Sheppard  – Descendants of Ashely Modlin.

2002

Volume 13, Issue 6 (June 2002) - Query from Joan Spruill Bordeax — NCGS Wester Regional Workshop – Deaths from the Jun 2, 2002 Roanoke Beacon — Information about the Hassells — J.W. Jackson Asks for Help With Cemeteries — Mrs. Mollie Wiley Ninety Years Old — Celebrate 76th birthday of Mr. J.E. Singleton — Mrs. H.W. Pritchett to Open Store — From Our Mailboxes — Tribute to Elmer Varney Wilkins

Volume 13, Issue 7 & 8  (Jul-Aug 2002) – Washington County NC Estate Papers at the State Archives — Reunions & Meetings — Descendants of Harvey M. Bateman — Descendants of William J. Everett — Descendants of Joseph Tucker — Joshua Chesson Line – Cemeteries Volume 1 & 2

Volume 13, Issue 9 (Sep 2002) — Farewell to Ronnie Lee Comstock — Plymouth State Normal — Descendants of Isaac Jackson — From our Mailboxes — Sarah Henrietta Pearce Query

Volume 13, Issue 10 (Oct 2002) — Creswell Native was President’s Nurse — From our Mailboxes — Edward J. Miller Marriage License — Daniel Garrett 1690-1760 of Garrett’s Island, Tyrrell County

Volume 13, Issue 11 (Nov 2002) — Civil War Readers Reprinted: Dedicated to Ed Norman — Linear Ahnefatel: Hilton O. Chesson to Roger Chesson — Various Notices of Sale — Wins Mule then Sells Him for $2 (1935)

Volume 13, Issue 12 (Dec 2002) —  More on Ambrose — John Midgett Alexander Query — Letter from Carl Gibbs — John Manning — Disembursements of County Commissioners (Sep & Oct 1924) — Local News (Jan 1925) — Joe Ange Reported Safe

2001

Volume 12, Issue 12 (Dec 2001)- From Our Mailboxes — A Thought For Christmas — Monnie Holland Davenport Family

Volume 12,  Issue 11 (Nov 2001) –  Obituaries of Ella Louise Stevenson Jones, Rosalie Smith, Beatrice Wiliams Clagon, Randolph Ray Minton – Past Masters Banquet of the Perseverance Lodge No. 59 — A Technique for Puzzles — From our mailboxes — Records of Marriages in Washington County from 1872

Volume 12, Issue 10 (Oct 2001) – Family History Month — Bible Records of Ebenezer Spruill, Carney Spruill, Hartsell Bible, Killough Family, Walter Scott Spruill, Cleophus Wiley Swain, Tosh Bible — Latham House Has New Owners — Welcome to New Members

Volume 12, Issue 9 (Sep 2001) – Brief notes on the Second Wife of Thomas Blount (died ca. 1706) — From Rodney DeShields — Obituary of Mary Louise (Mollie) Hardison Twiddy — Obituary of Julia Warren Washington Harrison — Obituary of James Edward Spencer Jr. — Editorial.

Volume 12, Issue 8 (Aug 2001) – Creswell Featured in Magazine — Queries — Believe It or Not — Johnny Swinson Writes — Windley and Gaylord Line.

Volume 12,  Issue 7 (Jul 2001) – Obituary of Emma McNair Swain — From Our Mailboxes — Captain William Downing — From Eugene Chesson — Rehobeth Homecoming — Thomas B. Clifton Cemetery.

Volume 12, Issue 6 (Jun 2001)  - not yet available

Volume 12, Issue 5 (May 2001) - Obituary of Nathan Walter Spruill Jr. — Obituary of Sallie Verna Griffin Beacham — Query for Mackey descendants — J.D. Moore Cemetery — Descendants of Daniel Davenport.

Volume 12, Issue 4 (Apr 2001) – Dates to Remember — Pleasant Grove Cemetery — From Our Mailboxes – Washington County Web Page — Query for Worley Mariner — Obituary of Bertha Weaver Webb — Obituary of Robert Thomas — New Member — Example of Will — Calendar

1994

Volume 5, Issue 1 (Jan 1994) - January meeting — Welcome New Members – Condolences for death of Laura Frances Comstock — Bicentennial Commission

Volume 5, Issue 2 (Feb 1994) February meeting — Martin County Genealogical Society Meeting — Meet or Become Acquainted with Your Officers — Bio of Peggy Brown Adams — Regional News — NCGS Membership.

Volume 5, Issue 3 (Mar 1994) – March meeting — Meet A.B. Davenport Jr.  – Battle of Plymouth Living History Weekend — Special Invitation — Welcome New Members.

Volume 5, Issue 4 (Apr 1994) – Living History Weekend — Meet Your Director: Vernon Lee Everett Jr. — Preserving Family Documents — Concord Presbyterian Church Preservation Society — Welcome New Members

Volume 5, Issue 5 (May 1994) -- Suggested Reading — Proposed Bylaw Amendments Read — Artists Wanted — Living History Weekend — Welcome New Members — North Carolina Troops: 1861-1865 Now Available — Query: Joseph Leonard Waters — New Meeting Date 

Volume 5, Issue 6 (Jun 1994) – Welcome New and Returning Members — Bylaws Changes — Meet Your Officers/Directors

Volume 5, Issue 7 (Jul 1994)

Volume 5, Issue 8 (Aug 1994)

Volume 5, Issue 9 (Sep/Oct 1994)

Volume 5, Issue 10 (Nov 1994)

Volume 5, Issue 11 (Dec 1994)

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