Category Archives: Strieby

A Civil Rights Story: Vella Lassiter (Excerpted from: From Hill Town to Strieby)

  In Honor of International Women’s Day, I am posting this chapter on Vella Lassiter as published in From Hill Town to Strieby (Backintyme Publishing, 2016, available in paperback and kindle from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Hill-Town-Strieby-Missionary-Association/dp/0939479095). Vella Lassiter was one example of both … Continue reading

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Book Daily featured book of the day

From Hill Town to Strieby was a featured book of the day in the Emerging Authors category. The page includes a selection from the book.  Follow the link to see the whole posting. http://www.bookdaily.com/book/5562405

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From the Randolph County Bastardy Bonds, 1786-1918

From the Bastardy Bonds, Randolph County, NC: Vidales, C. L, Cates, L. & Winslow Donahue, P. (2012). Bastardy Bond Abstracts and Related Records, 1786-1918. Asheboro, NC: Randolph County Genealogical Society. Bastardy Bonds were the state’s way of insuring that babies born out of wedlock … Continue reading

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Another Hill Descendant Found!

Well, she wasn’t lost, but … As many do these days, I have a family tree on Ancestry.com.  I have shared many family photos and have been fortunate to find photos that others have shared.  Recently, I was contacted by … Continue reading

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2016 Marsha M. Greenlee History Award

I received word this morning that I have been awarded the Marsha M. Greenlee History Award from AAHGS for my book, From Hill Town to Strieby. Formal announcement and conferring of the award will take place in Atlanta at the … Continue reading

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Baltimore AAHGS Meeting Saturday 10 September 2016

I will be speaking about Miles Lassiter and Strieby this Saturday, 10 September 2016 at the BAAHGS Meeting. BAAHGS/Agnes Kane Callum Chapter meets at the Northwood Pratt Library, 4420 Loch Raven Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21218. They are on the Southwest … Continue reading

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International Black Genealogy Summit – 1-3 Sep 2016, Arlington, VA

Come out to the 2016 IBGS this Friday and Saturday at the Crystal City (Virginia) Marriott. I’ll be there with both my books, Miles Lassiter (circa 1777-1850) An Early African American Quaker from Lassiter Mill, Randolph County, North Carolina, and … Continue reading

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Asheboro, NC, Courier-Tribune features article on Strieby

Chip Womick of the Courier Tribune interviewed me and Elbert Lassiter for this well-done review of the story of Strieby and my new book, From Hill Town to Strieby: Education and the American Missionary Association in the Uwharrie “Back Country” … Continue reading

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From Hill Town to Strieby

My latest book on the history of Strieby Church, School and Cemetery is about to be launched in the next few days. I’m waiting for the proof copy to arrive and once the publisher (Stacy R. Webb-Backintyme Publishing) and I … Continue reading

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