Tag Archives: Randolph County

Cedar Grove Township and Red House School

Since completing From Hill Town to Strieby (Williams, 2016), I began to wonder about educational efforts elsewhere in southwestern Randolph County. I started by looking at Cedar Grove Township, just to the north and northeast of Union and New Hope … 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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Julius Hill, circa 1850-4 Mar 1933

So, sometimes you can look and look and look, but just not find what is right before your eyes. Why? I have no idea. So it is with the death information for Julius Hill. I have absolutely no idea why … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Serendipity leads to more connections

Last weekend I was supposed to be in Randolph County for a book signing, but due to issues at home I was unable to arrange that.  I called the Randolph Room at the library to explain the delay. During the … 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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