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Monday, May 30, 2016

Farrar Family of Virginia and North Carolina #history #genealogy #northcarolinapioneers

Farrar Family of Virginia and North Carolina
By Jeannette Holland Austin


The Farrar family of North Carolina descends from William Farrar (1594-1637), son of Nicholas (1546-1620) and his wife, Mary Woodenoth Farrar(died 1635) who came from England in 1618 and settled in Virginia. He was a member of the Council from 1623 to 1833. William was married to Cicely (died 1623), a widow of Capt. Samuel Jordan of "Jourdan's Journey."

Dr. Mont Royal FarrarDr. Mont Royal Farrar (1872-1929), son of William Bingham Farrar (above) resided in Greensboro, North Carolina. He was married in 1905 to Annie Lawrence Pleasants (born 1874). He practiced medicine in Greensboro, North Carolina and Nashville, Tennessee; served as First Lieu. in the Med Corps USA in 1917; promoted to captain in 1918; discharged in 1920. His service included a tour of duty at Ft. Moultire, South Carolina with the Coast Arty, Jackson Barracks, LA., Camp Wadsworth, SC, Camp Dix, NJ and Fox Hills, NY; oversears for one year. He received a medal for war service from France; also a medal from the State of North Carolina U. D. C. as S. C. V. 

Sources: The Compendium of American Genealogy 

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Michael Braun of Rowan Co. NC #genealogy #history #northcarolinapioneers

Michael Braun House of Rowan County



Michael Braun HouseThis house was built ca 1765 in Rowan County, North Carolina by a German settler from Pennsylvania. Photo is courtesy of the Travel and Promotion Division, Department of Natural and Economic Resources, State of North Carolina. The first Germans to arrive was in 1747 and 1748 by Swiss Germans. From then on, a flux of Germans began arriving and settling in Alamance, Guilford and Orange Counties. In 1747 the Pennsylvania Dutch arrived and settled in Davidson, Rowan, Cabarrus, Stanly, Iredell, Wilkes, Catawba and Lincoln Counties. By 1765, large congregations of Germans were in the piedmont districts of North Carolina.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Fate of Israel Hands #genealogy #history #northcarolinapioneersnet

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Portsmouth Island
The Fate of Israel Hands, the Pirate

At Ocracoke Inlet is a place called "Teach's Hole" and the its location is still charted on maps. At Ocracoke and Portsmouth, Blackbeard could sell his captured cargoes to the merchants much cheaper than they could buy elsewhere and without their having to pay a farthing of British tariff. It was his home base where he careened his ships, repaired battle damage and fit them out more suitably for piracy. As a matter of interest, it was upon Ocracoke that he built a large and comfortable house for himself, two stories high, with many rooms. It was known as "Blackbeard's Castle." It is where he lived when he came ashore and where he counted his treasure before moving it to a hiding place. The castle stood for many years on the island, before finally being torn down to make room for progress. Before his death, the locations of treasure were known only to the devil and himself! Apparently, it was a favorite anchoring of Blackbeard, the pirate. One evening, while Israel Hands, first mate, was seated at a table with Blackbeard slurping upon their third brigand of drinking rum, an unlucky situation came down upon Israel. They were below deck and a single candle on the table gave a faint light to the scene. In a "test of courage" Blackbeard pulled his loaded pistol from his belt and held it under the table. Then, vowing to shoot any man who did not run, he blew out the candle and started counting. The crewmen broke and ran, but Israel Hands remained sitting at the table drinkling his rum. Blackbeard pulled the trigger and blasted in the direction of the chair. The slug hit Israel in the knee. Rum was administered to the knee and leg wile the bullet was cut from his leg. As a result the wound crippled Israel Hands for the remainder of his life. Source: Legends of the Outer Banks by Charles Harry Whedbee (1966). 

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Monday, January 4, 2016

How Battles Affect History: the Story of Hugh McDonald

Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge
A short while before the American Revolution, a vessel left Isle of Skye Scotland and dropped anchor outside of Wilmington, North Carolina. It was loaded with the MacDonald Clan; and particularly Flora MacDonald, a supporter of Bonnie Prince Charles (Stuart pretender to the throne). They sent a message to the Governor of the State asking for acreage upon with to settle the clan and waited to be granted several thousand acres in Moore County.

At the beginning of the Revolutionary War, the Scots sided with Great Britain in the cause. One morning, the young Hugh McDonald, aged 16 years, while working alongside his father in the family field, saw a company of American patriots approaching on horseback. Not wanting to join the cause, the father ran into the woods to hide and while he was gone the patriots persuaded young Hugh to join up as a drummer boy. Shortly thereafter, the boy fought in the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge, a minor but important victory for the patriots. For the next several years Hugh fought in all of the skirmishes and battles of his regiment which eventually led to the surrender at Yorktown of Cornwallis. In his pension, Hugh tells of a battle when he took a musket ball in the leg and fell to the ground. A British soldier, standing over him, sword in hand, prepared to kill him when suddenly he changed his mind and ran into the woods. That wounded leg would trouble Hugh all of his life. After the war, the MacDonald clan, having chosen the wrong side of the conflict, was compelled to return to Scotland. Meanwhile Hugh was entitled to a land grant for his service. The land was in Elbert County, and that is how the family set their roots in Georgia.

There are many such stories to be discovered in the records. Just about everybody descends from a brave soldier of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, or the American Civil War. We read of the founders of this country and other heroes, yet we, too, have family members who risked everything to come to America, and take upon themselves the battle for freedom. Yet, in this age, young people are rioting in the streets, demanding, demanding, demanding. I wonder if they realize the sufferings of their own ancestors or have heard a story of their past? If so, then I expect that, instead of destroying property, they would want to help America now in its troubling times. For, it is during this era that we stand to lose our Constitutional freedoms and very life to domestic and foreign terrorists. Hugh had the right to bear arms, to save himself from invading armies, and his children served in local militias carrying weapons to further protect the countryside. So that has been the way of it from America's earliest times. One of of most precious freedoms, the right to keep and bear arms was described by Aristotle, Cicero, John Locke, Machiavelli, the English Whigs, and others. This heritage is our right as are the freedoms for which Hugh McDonald fought so long ago.

Now, in the wake of terrorist attacks upon Paris, we are at a threshold of decision. Sit on our laurels and let Islam capture America, or fight. Veterans speak of World War II as "the big one". However, larger, more terrifying battles knock at our doors, and promise many long years of struggle. It is one which the spoiled children of the soldiers of the American Revolution and other wars do not understand. For they have been safe all these years. How can the mothers and fathers of these children change their hearts? If they knew their background, who they really are , they would begin to understand and appreciate so strong a love for our America. We can no longer depend upon the schools to teach a true history. Instead, the schools trash Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, George Washington, and even Columbus (1492). Toyko Rose of World War II is back, propagandizing, persuading the children to forget the founding fathers. To help us discover our roots, many genealogical records are being published online. It is joyful to piece together (from actual facts) the endearing stories of the past.

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

The King Family of Flat Creek, North Carolina


Mud Creek Baptist Church, Flat Rock, N. C.
The King family of Hendersonville, North Carolina descend from Samuel King, a famous Revolutionary War Soldier who fought with the Continental Troops at Valley Forge.  Samuel King was buried in the old King Cemetery on Finley Cove Road in Hendersonville (a DAR marker was placed at the Mud Creek Baptist Church cemetery in Hendersonville).  The Mud Creek Cemetery is near Flat Rock in Henderson, North Carolina.   His sons were all born in Virginia and resided in Henderson, North Carolina, all having large families. One son, Benjamin, served as the pastor of the Mud Creek Baptist Church at Flat Rock.  The genealogy is available to members of North Carolina Pioneers


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Saturday, April 12, 2014

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