Monthly Archives: November 2016

Some often overlooked records in FPOC research

When researching Free People of Color (FPOC) prior to the end of the Civil War, one can often find them in the same records as one finds European/white persons. The most frequent places we look for them are in census records, marriage … Continue reading

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A Look Back: Election Day, 2 November 1880

Genealogy research gives us a great deal of perspective for events over time.  One event is the election of 1880. In general the race for the presidency was a nail biter. I pitted Garfield against Hancock. Garfield was the Republican … Continue reading

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World War I Draftees from Strieby and Lassiter Mill.

In this month of November, when we remember our Veterans, living and dead, I am posting the names of those from the Strieby and Lassiter Mill area who registered for the draft. Many of these individuals would have attended Strieby … Continue reading

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Historical Book Award from North Carolina Society of Historians

On Saturday, 5 November 2016, in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, I was awarded an Historical Book Award by the North Carolina Society of Historians, at their Diamond Jubilee Luncheon and Awards Ceremony. The event took place at the Stone Center. Along … Continue reading

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Greenlee award announced in Courier Tribune

The Asheboro Courier Tribune ran an article at the end of September about the Marsha M Greenlee History Award by the Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society being given for From Hill Town to Strieby. The article was written by Chip … Continue reading

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Sojourner K Rolle — a Lassiter Descendant

I don’t consider myself technologically challenged, but sometimes I just can’t be bothered. So I hadn’t bothered to move to Messenger no matter how many times Facebook said I should. Its promises of free texting weren’t an incentive because I … Continue reading

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