New Book: It’s In the Genes

We are pleased to share the news that Washington County area family history & genealogy researcher Terri Fagan Mitchell has published a new book! “It’s In The Genes: The Cymera Rosella Moore Story” documents the life story of Terri’s grandmother.  You can order the book online, or use this order form.

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It’s always nice to see researchers publish their stories. Many congratulations to Terri on her accomplishment!

Marriage: PENDER, Thomas and Sarah CARSTARPHEN (1835)

MARRIED — In Edgecombe county, 10th ult., Mr. Thomas PENDER of Plymouth, to Miss Sarah CASTERPHANE.


Editorial Note:  This bride’s name is likely Sarah CARSTARPHEN.

Source: North-Carolina standard. (Raleigh, N.C.), 14 Jan. 1836. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85042147/1836-01-14/ed-1/seq-3/>

Beacon Flashes – August 24, 1900

The following items appeared in the Roanoke Beacon newspaper in the “Beacon Flashes” section.

  • Mr. R.A. KNIGHT of Washington, NC was in the city this week.
  • Mr. T.J. NORMAN spent last Sunday with his family at Edenton.
  • Miss Kate RALPH of Creswell is visiting her sister, Mrs. C.V.W. AUSBON.
  • Miss Donnie WARD, of Winton, is visiting our town as the guest of her uncle, Hon. H.S. WARD.
  • Misses Annie MIZELL and Blanche BARDEN left on Tuesday morning last for a sojourn at Asheville.
  • The charming Miss Mattie WILLIFORD, of Rocky Mount, is in the city this week as the guest of her brother’s family, Mr. A.L. WILLIFORD.
  • After a pleasant visit of two weeks to her friend, Miss Vonnie LEGGETT, of this town, Miss Clara WEEKS returned to her home at E. City on Monday.
  • Mrs. Jas. I. BRUER and children, of Mackey’s Ferry, and Mrs. W.O. DAVIS and little daughter of Creswell, spent the day in town yesterday as the guests of their sister, Mrs. C.V.W. AUSBON.
  • Mr. W.M. CHESSON, a well known and prosperous farmer of the Mackey’s Ferry section, was in our town this week, for the first time in several years.  He was the guest of his daughter, Mrs. T.J. LEWIS. 
  • Mr. W.T. NURNEY and wife has moved to Roper.  We regret to lose this estimable couple from our midst, but trust the change will be of benefit to them.  We heartily commend them to the good people of Roper.

 

Beacon Flashes – August 3, 1900

The following items appeared in the Roanoke Beacon newspaper in the “Beacon Flashes” section.

  • Mrs. C.A. MOORE and children left on Tuesday last for Ocracoke.
  • Mr. and Mrs. L.L. OWENS returned home from Nag’s Head on Wednesday.
  • Mr. Antone MARRINER, of Mackey’s Ferry, made our office a call while in town this week.
  • Little Miss Helen PATTERSON, of Wilson, is here again, visiting her aunt, Mrs. A.L. WILLIFORD.
  • Mr. C.D. LOANE and family left Monday for Hatteras, where Mr. LOANE is engaged in the milling business.
  • Mr. A.L. BRATTEN, who holds a position with the Basnight Lumber Co., Tunis, N.C., is at home this week.
  • Our sympathies are with Mrs. Jos. TUCKER who had the misfortune to fall and break a sinew in her foot last week.
  • We sympathize with Mrs. J.L. SAVAGE who met with the misfortune to fall out of doors on Tuesday and sprain her arm.
  • Mr. T.T. GARDNER and family returned home on Tuesday evening from a two week’s sojourn by the sea-side at Ocracoke.
  • Mr. T.J. NORMAN has moved his family to Edenton.  We regret to give this family up, but commend them to the good people of Edenton. 

Roper Ripples – June 29, 1900

The following items appeared in the Roanoke Beacon newspaper in the “Roper Ripples” section.

  • Miss Maye JOHNSTON, of Belhaven, is the guest of Mrs. S.A. BLOUNT.
  • Mrs. A.L. GURKIN has been the guest of Mrs. J.H. CLARK for a few days.
  • Miss Isolind LUCAS has just returned from Kinsey Seminary, Wilson, N.C.
  • On Tuesday night the Ladies’ Guild furnished an ice cream supper in the town hall, which was very enjoyable.
  • Miss Jim ROBERTSON, of Washington, formerly of Roper, made a flying trip here on Saturday to see relatives.  She returned home on Monday.
  • Mr. Robt. ROPER returned from E. City on Friday, 15th, where he has been attending Prof. SHEEP’s school.  The girls are glad to see you Bob.
  • Mr. N.H. MERRITT left here on Friday last for Goldsboro, where he has accepted a position as band sawyer with the Empire Lumber Co. “Oh, don’t cry girl; “Ne” will come back.
  • Miss Eloise DOUGH is spending a month with relatives and friends in Norfolk and Portsmouth.  Don’t look so sad, John; you’ll soon be cherred [sic] with the presence of those bright eyes again.
  • Miss Mabel ROPER returned from Norfolk on Friday last, where she has been attending Mary Washington College.  One so cheerful and pleasant as Miss Mable is always welcome in Roper.
  • Mess. E. CHRISTIAN and L.P. ELLIOTT, the filer and sawyer in the Albemarle mill of the Roper Lumber Co., have just returned from Norfolk with their families, much to the pleasure of their many friends here.
  • The Little Workers of the M.E. Church, of which Miss Lennie PEACOCK is President, gave an entertainment last Friday night which proved to be a grand success, and was much enjoyed by all, especially by Mr. H.T.—–.

[This letter was intended for our last issue, but did not reach us in time. — Editor]

 

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46th Reynolds Family Reunion

46th REYNOLDS FAMILY REUNION

10:00 AM on Sunday May 19th, 2013

Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church

in Tyrrell County NC

This is a reunion of the descendants of William Reynolds Jr. and his sister Matilda Jane Reynolds Spencer, both originally from Chelsea, England.  William Reynolds Jr. lived in Tyrrell County and became a Primitive Baptist Preacher, while Matilda Jane Reynolds Spencer lived near Roper in Washington County and ran a local store.

Also, everyone is encouraged to bring any items of family interest that they have (such as old pictures, family bibles, diaries or handiwork) to the reunion for “show and tell”.

THIS YEAR’S PROGRAM:

Amanda Reynolds Frymier, past Reunion Secretary and our Family Genealogist, will lead the program of “William Reynolds Sr., Our Founding Father”.  Hear Amanda tell the story of our original Reynolds ancestor and life back in England, as originally written by Reunion Co-Founder and Past President, the late Ed Reynolds. 

 

AGENDA:
10:00 – 10:30 AM Registration and Fellowship
10:30 – 12:00   Business Meeting and Program
• Welcome and Invocation
• Announcements
• Kids Corner
• Minutes and Treasurer Report
• Memorial Service

• Program:  William Reynolds Sr., Our Founding Father

• Old Business / New Business
• Family Lines Count         

• Recognitions and Show & Tell
• Closing
12:00 – ???      Picnic Lunch
1:30 PM           Bethlehem PBC Preservation Society Annual Meeting

 

The picnic is pot luck luncheon – the reunion provides barbecue and plates / utensils / cups / ice.  Everyone should bring their drinks and a dish to share. Reminder that out-of-town family members are not obligated to bring a lunch – you are invited to be guests of the local members.

DIRECTIONS TO BETHLEHEM PB CHURCH:  Take US Highway 64 to Columbia NC.  At traffic light head south onto NC Route 94 for about 2 miles, and take right onto Newlands Rd.  The church is 1/8 mile west, park in the yard. 

ANNUAL PREACHING SERVICE AT BETHLEHEM PBC:
The annual Primitive Baptist preaching service will be held at Bethlehem PBC on the 2nd Sunday, June 9th, 2013 at 10:30 a.m., led by Elder Johnny Ray Gardner. 

 

QUESTIONS?     Contact:

Mark Bateman, President  ……….. (860)464-1715

Gail Reynolds, Treasurer …………. (252)796-9471

1962 Plymouth Directory

Recently added to the Internet Archive is the 1962 Hill’s Directory for Plymouth, NC.


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1960 Plymouth Directory

Recently added to the Internet Archive is the 1960 Hill’s Directory for Plymouth, NC.


If you are reading this post through email or an RSS feed reader, you may not be able to see the directory embedded in this post.  Please visit the Washington County, NCGenWeb site to view.

Roanoke Beacon: Back Issues Now Online

I cannot speak enough goodwill about the team of DigitalNC.org.  I have been such a fan of their online digitization efforts since they started and I’m always finding good treasures there.  I’ve used the yearbooks they’ve been digitizing to create the NCGenWeb Yearbook Index and I’ve culled through newspapers abstracting information for the NC People in the Papers site.  But, last month they sent me absolutely over the edge when I received a notice that they were adding back issues of the Roanoke Beacon online!

You see, my maternal grandmother was from Plymouth and she and her family history are one of the main drivers behind why I am doing genealogy in the first place.  When I first got online in 2005 to start my family history research, Washington County is where I started.  I received so much help from the work posted on this NCGenWeb site that I knew I had to give back.  One way for me to do that was to begin indexing the Roanoke Beacon.  So, I ordered microfilm, paid to have some issues digitized in PDF form, and then began the index.  Along the way, I secretly hoped that I’d find tidbits about my ancestors and so  far, I have found one!

But now, in cooperation with the Washington County Library, issues from 1889-1918 are online at the DigitalNC.org website! That’s almost 20 years of turn-of the-century issues – whoo hoo!

So, you can expect the index to grow and more entries from Washington County to be added to the NC People in the Papers database, as well as to the Washington County, NCGenWeb site.  Newspapers contain such valuable information so take some time to explore the paper and see what you find.  Your ancestors just may be lurking among those pages somewhere. 🙂

DAVENPORT, Mary M. (d. 1848)

The following death notice appeared in the February 12, 1848 issue of the Raleigh Register newspaper. Mrs. Mary M. DAVENPORT was the wife of Doctrine P. DAVENPORT.