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Monday, June 27, 2016

Camp Families of America #genealogy #history #northcarolinapioneers

Camp Family of America

By Jeannette Holland Austin


Thomas Camp HouseThomas Camp (1717-1798) is the progenitor of the Camps in America. This prolific family traces its roots from England to Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama. Thomas (above) settled in Rutherford County, North Carolina. He had 12 children by his first wife and 12 by his second wife. No matter where they settled, the Camps were pillars of the community, many of them Baptist and Methodist preachers. Prominent Virginia families associate with the Camps, such as Sherwood, Marshall and Tarpley.



Camp Home near Rutherfordton, North Carolina


A colorful character was Burrell Marion Camp, a Missionary Baptist preacher of 40 years at the High Shoals Missionary Baptist Church in Dallas, Georgia. His church was a one-room building located on High Shoals in Dallas, which also doubled for a school. His members were baptised under a waterfall, just steps away from the old cemetery where he is buried.
Burrell Marion Camp and his 2nd wife, Elizabeth Holland


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Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Confederates Attempted to Sink the "USS Cairo" of Union Army #genealogy #history #northcarolinapioneers

The USS Cairo
By Jeannette Holland Austin

USS Cairo



The USS Cairo was one of the first American ironclad warships built for the Union Navy at the beginning of the U.S. Civil War. The Cairo served as the lead ship of the Union gunboats and was named for Cairo, Illinois. After attempt of Confederate Captain Shepperd to sink her failed in June of June 1862, she went on to capture the Confederate garrison of Fort Pillow on the Mississippi River which caused Union forces to occupy Memphis. However, during the Yazoo Pass Expedition, she was sunk on December 12, 1862 while clearing mines for the attack on Haines Bluff. The Cairo was the first ship ever to be sunk by a mine remotely detonated by hand. The hulk of the Cairo can be viewed at Vicksburg National Military Park with a museum of its weapons and naval stores. 

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Francis Edgar Shepperd Lit the First Torpedo #history #northcarolinapioneers

The First Use of Torpedoes in Naval Warfare 
By Jeannette Holland Austin Jeannette Holland Austin(profile)

Civil War torpedo
A torpedo from the Civil War period. "Francis Edgar Shepperd is said to have been the first man to use the torpedo in Naval warfare. He came from an old North Carolina family and was a graduate of the Naval Academy. He resigned when his State seceded and entered the Confederate Navy. Twenty five years ago Shepperd, then a captain in the Confederate Navy, blew up the US gunboat Cairo with an old fashioned fixed torpedo fastened to the bottom of the Mississippi (River). Lieutenant-Commander, now Rear Admiral Thomas O. Selfridge, was in command of the Cairo. He and his men were badly shaken, but no one was killed or seriously injured. Captain Shepperd, who was lying on the bank watching the explosion made up his mind then and there that that was a cowardly way of fighting and that he never used another torpedo. He died recently in Georgetown and was buried in Philadelphia." Source: The Jones Headlight, Gray's Station, Georgia. February 11 1888.


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Martin County Wills and Estates



Martin County NC
Martin County was formed in 1774 from the southeastern part of Halifax County and the western part of Tyrrell County. It was named for Josiah Martin, the last royal governor of North Carolina.

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Indexes to Wills and Estates
  • 1774 to 1810
  • 1810 to 1868
Images of Martin County Wills and Estates 1774 to 1810

Ames, Thomas | Baggett, Thomas | Ballentine, Edward | Bennett, Amey | Bentley, Isaac | Biggs, Joseph | Bird, William | Blanch, Joseph | Brooks, Elizabeth | Brown, Hardy | Bryan, Robert | Carraway, David | Cary, John | Collins, John | Cooke, Robert | Daniel, Robert | Davis, John | Day, John | Edmonson, Reuben | Edmundson, Thomas | Edmunson, Thomas | Everett, John | Everett, Nathaniel Everett, William | Gainer, James | Gardner, Elizabeth | Gardner, Isaac | Gibson, William | Gilbert, John | Gordon, John | Griffin, Martin | Griffin, William | Hardison, Benjamin | Hardison, William | Harris, Kenneth | Harrison, John | Hase John | Hasty, Matthew | Hayman, Thomas | Higgins, Fanney | Holladay, Hardy | Hunter, Thomas | Hynes, John | Jenkins, William | Johnson, Joshua | Jones John | Jones, Joseph | Jones, William | >Joyce, John | Joyner, Elizabeth | Joyner, Thomas | Lamb, William | Lanier, John | Lilley, Timothy | Long, Samwell | Matthews, James | McCaskey, John | Mitchell, Rachel | Moore, Ann | Moore, Ezekiel | Moore, Hodges | Moses, Edmund | Perry, Isaiah | Price, William | Purvis, William | Rogers, William | Slade, Henry Slade, William | Smith, Mary | Smithwick, Edmund | Swain, Elizabeth | Ward, John | Ward, William | Warren, Robert | Watson, Thomas | Wheatley, Mary | Whitmell, Thomas | Whitney, Samuel Wiggins, John | Wiggins, Thomas | Williams, Elizabeth | Williams, John | Williams, Sarah | Williams, William | Wyatt, Solomon | Zeggit, James

Images of Martin County Wills and Estates 1810 to 1868

Adams, Phillip | Allen, Samuel | Ambrose John | Andrew, Wallace | Andrews, William | Askew, Allen | Askew, Moses | Baker, Agathy | Ballard, Elisha | Ballard, Nancy | Ballard, William | Balman, Stephen | Barnett, Susanne | Begett, Thomas | Benjamin, Mary | Bennett, James | Bennett, William | Biggs, Daniel | Biggs, Warren | Biggs, William | Brandon, Francis | >Brogdon, Timothy | Brown, William | Bryan, Lewis | Bryan, Mary | Bullard, Silas | Burnette, Abigail | Burnett, James | Burnette Joseph | Burress, James | Cane, Stephen | Carraway, Charlotte | Cash, Francis | Cherry, Job | Cherry, Jonathan | Cherry, Luke | Cherry, Samuel | Clark, John | Clark, Penelope | Coleman, Isaac | Coleman, Samuel | Collard, John | Coltran, John | Collen, Arthur | Craddock, Mary | Cushing, Martha | Cutterbridge, George | Daniel, Simon | Daniel, Spencer | Daniels, Kenneth | Davis, William | Eason, Jonathan | Ellis, William | Eventto, Thomas | Everrit, Simon | Fagan, Levi | Folk, Samuel | Gainor, William | Gardner, Edward | Gardner, Samuel | Gilbert, John | Goddard, George | Griffin, Edwin | Griffin, Henry | Griffin, John | Griffin, Matthew | Griffin, Noah | Griffin, Patsy | Guyther, John | Haddock, William | Hadison, David | Hagman, Ann | Hall, Alston | Hall, Charity Hardison, Hannah | Harrel, Jacob | Harris, Margaret | Harrison, Jenny | Hasty, Lyoida | Hayman, Samuel | Haynes, Rachel | Hines, John | Hopkins, Sally | Howell, Hezekiah | Howell, Levi | Hunter, David | Hyman, John | Hyman, Ned | Hyman, Susannah | Hyman, Thomas | Hyman, William | Jackson, James | James, Susan | Johnson, Amos | Johnston, Samuel | Jones, John | Jones, Richard | Joyce, Martin | Joyner, Moses | Joyner, Rosa | Joyner, Whitney | Kiff, Jesse | King, David | King, Michael | King, Robert | Latham, Elizabeth | Latham, John | Leggett, Benjamin | Leggett, David | Leggitt, Elisha | Lowell, Myles | Manning, Reuben | Mark, Thomas | Matthews, William | Medford, Henry | Mizell, Luke | Mobby, William | Molley, Alexander | Moore, Allen | Moore, Celia | Moore, Charles | Moore, Moses | Page, John | Peal, Abram | Peal, Henry | Peal, John | Peal, Thomas | Perry, Noah | Perry, William | Phillips, Thomas | Philpot, William | Pierce, William | Price, Thomas | Pugh, Nancy | Pugh, Thomas | Rawls, James | Rawls, Jesse | Rawls, Sarah | Ray, John | Reddick, Joseph | Reddick, Willis | Riddick, James | Riddick, John | Riddick, Thomas | Riddick, William | Riley, Martha Robertson, Mary Robinson, William | Rogers, Samuel | Rogerson, Clara | Rollings, John | Salsbury, James | Sherrod, Jane | Sherrod, John | Sherrod, R. A. | Simpson, Deborah | Simpson, Mary | Slade, Henry | Slade, Jeremiah | Slade, William | Smithwick, Henry Smithwick, Joel | Smithwick, John | Smithwick, Luke | Smithwick, Washington | Stallings, Kenneth | Staton, Charlotte | Swain, James | Swain, Starkey | Taylor, Frederick | Taylor, John | Taylor, Joshua | Taylor, Kinchen | Taylor, Peggy | Wade, Amelia | Ward, James | Washington, Thomas | Watson, Arthur | Watson, Elizabeth | Watson, James | Watts, William | Webb, Daniel | Webb, Mary | Whatty, John | Whitley, Pierce | Wiggins, Blake | Williams, Abner | Williams, Henry | Williams, James | Williams, Joseph | Williams, Richard | Williams, Samuel | Williams, William | Winberry, John | Wyatt, John | Wynn, David 



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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Fieldpiece at the Battle of Guilford Court House #history #northcarolinapioneerscom

The Fieldpiece at the Battle of Guilford Court House 
By Jeannette Holland Austin

American 6-pounder FieldpieceAmerican 6 Pounder Fieldpiece. At the outbreak of the War of Independence, American artillery was an accumulation of guns, mortars and howitzers of every sort and some thirteen different calibers. Since the source of importation was cut off, the undeveloped casting industries of the Colonies undertook cannon founding, and by 1775 the foundries of Philadelphia were casting both bronze and iron guns. A number of bronze French guns were brought in later. The mobile guns employed by the army of General Washington ranged from 3 to 24 pounders, with 5-1/2 and 8-inch howitzers. A few iron siege guns of 18, 24, and 32-pounder caliber were on hand, however most guns were made of bronze. The guns used round shot, grape and case shot; mortars and howitzers fired bombs and carcasses. "Side boxes" on each side of the carriage held 21 rounds of ammunition and were taken off when the piece was brought into battery. Horses or oxen, with hired civilian drivers, formed the transport. On the battlefield the cannoneers manned drag ropes to maneuver the guns into position. Sometimes, as at Guilford Courthouse, the dense forest diminished the effectiveness of artillery, but nevertheless the arm was often put to good use.  Find your North Carolina Ancestors

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Monday, June 20, 2016

NC Marriage Records #genealogy #northcarolinapioneers


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Chatham County, North CarolinaNorth Carolina Marriages
  • NC Marriages to 1799 (Alphabetical)
  • Alexander County Cohabitation 1866)
  • Alamance County 1852 to 1868
  • Ashe County
  • Bertie County 1774 to 1854
  • Brunswick County 1811 to 1868
  • Burke County 1774 to 1854
  • Carteret County 1771 to 1868
  • Chowan County 1742 to 1868
  • Gates County 1783 to 1877 (includes Bertie, Currituck, Halifax, Hereford, Orange, Perquimans, Pitts)
  • McDowell County Bonds 1847-1877
  • Mecklenburg County Bonds 1786 to 1863
  • Pasquotank County 1790 to 1875
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Monday, June 13, 2016

Landis Family #genealogy #history #northcarolinapioneers

Landis of Bedford County, Tennessee

By Jeannette Holland Austin

Major Absalom Lowe LandisAbsalom Lowe Landis of Bedford County, Tennessee (1823-1896), served as a Captain of the Roversville, Tennessee Guards which he organized in 1860. The unit merged into the 17th Tennessee Regt of C. S. A., of which he was a major. He was wounded at the battle of Shiloh, surrendered at Appomatox. After the war served as the director of Branch Bank in Shelbyville. Also, was a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives and State Senate. He was rather wealthy, owning and operating flour mills, cotton goods and wagon manufactories, as well as Beech Hill Plantation. He married Nancy Wingfield 27 Jun 1843. Nancy was born 20 Mar 1826 in Virginia, died 5 February 1901 in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Issue:

  1. Melissa Emma Landis (1844-1912) married 24 Sep 1862 Jacob Morton Shofner.
  2. Melville Alonzo Landis, born 12 Dec 1849, died 1915, married 21 Sep 1871, Eva G., daughter of Martin Euliss.
  3. Solon Lee Landis, born 26 Feb 1852, married 23 Oct 1873, Frances Elizabeth Dunaway.
  4. Abb Landis, born 1856, married in 1880 Mollie Ward.
  5. Sallie Neola Landis, born 10 May 1860, married 14 May 1878 Joseph Dinwiddie Biddle.
  6. Leonora Landis, born 10 Nov 1863, married 10 Nov 1885 Floyd Estill.
  7. John Tannahill Landis.
  8. Lulan Landis, born 2 Oct 1868, married 1892 Margaret Elizabeth Cullen.

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Lane of Craven Co. NC #genealogy #history #northcarolinapioneers

Lane of Craven County, North Carolina

By Jeannette Holland Austin

Laban Lane. William Lane, Revolutionary War Soldier, resided in Craven County, drew a pension for services. It was his pension that revealed he had a son, Laban Lane, long since gone and whose whereabouts were unknown. Laban came to Madison County, Georgia about 1817. Laban Lane removed from Craven County, probably first to Anderson County, South Carolina, then to Madison County, Georgia where he died in 1833. James C. Lane (1818-1896) was born in either Anderson County, South Carolina as his obituary states, or in Danielsville, Georgia. James' father, Laban Lane, had already purchased the homeplace in Madison County before his birth, however. James was married to Nancy Williams (1818-1905) in 1839 in Madison County. Afterwards they rode on horseback to Paulding County and settled on a farm near Dallas, Georgia. James joined the baptist church in 1844 and the Mason's Fraternity in 1866. 

James C. LaneJames C. Lane pictured with his wife, Nancy Carrie Williams Lane. One of his sons, Berry Tilman Lane (1843-1928) removed to Wichita Fallas, Texas where he invested in oil and became wealthy, leaving an extensive estate. Apparently he left no heirs in Texas because when he died, the executors came to Atlanta searching for possible heirs. 


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