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Bertie and Martin Counties

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Early days in Bertie and Martin Counties in North Carolina, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this new 52-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books. These source materials include John Hill Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina (1851); Sketches of Prominent Living North Carolinians by Jerome Dowd (1888), North Carolina, A Guide to the Old North State (1939), a product of the WPA; A New Geography of North Carolina (1954-65). The tri-color front cover is printed on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is printed single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and improve readability. Towns mentioned in the booklet include: Bertie County -- Windsor (county seat), Askewville, Aulander, Colerain, Kelford, Lewiston-Woodville, Merry Hill, Midway, Powellsville, and Roxobel. Martin County -- Williamston (county seat), Bear Grass, Darden, Everetts, Hamilton, Hassell, Jamesville, Oak City, Parmele, Gold Point, Robertsonville, and Dymond City, a ghost town. Among the many subjects included are: Geological and Physical features, such as Chowan and Roanoke Rivers and Salmon Creek; Members of the General Assembly from Bertie County before 1851; Early notables -- Captain Jacob Turner, Zedekiah and David Stone, William and William W. Cherry, George and David Outlaw, Patrick Henry Winston, Col. Thomas Pollock, Thomas Van Horn, Roger S. Critcher, Robert H. Everett, ; Early residents, including Indians; Farming; Culpeper's Rebellion; the Battle of Batchelor's Bay; the aftermath of the Civil War and the Ku Klux Klan; Lumber; Fishing by machine as well as pole; Recreational Possibilities; Churches and Schools; Industry and Transportation; the Great Fisheries; Fort Branch and the Civil War; the Indian Gallows, Voodoo Land in Indian Woods, a marriage black-list, , and other curious bits of history and trivia. Old Bertie Homes mentioned include Rosefield, Hope, Windsor Castle, Scotch Hall, Avoca, King House, Mt. Gould, the Yellow House, the Pugh-Walton-Mizzell-Urquhart House, Woodbourne, Tylers, Pineview, Thunderbolt and Jordan House. The Dowd excerpt is limited to a biography of Dennison Worthington. The WPA section offers a nostalgic glimpse of the area from a 1939 vantage point, offering historical notes and sightseeing possibilities

Bertie and Martin Counties, NC
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Cover of Bertie and Martin Counties History

Sources: History of Bertie County North Carolina / History of Martin County North Carolina / Historical Sketches of North Carolina
Authors: John Hill Wheeler, et al
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Original Publisher: The Arkansaw Traveler Publishing Co.
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