The first Europeans to settle in North Carolina migrated from Virginia; they did not arrive directly from overseas. These new settlements were created during the mid 1660s and account for the beginning of North Carolina's first county, Albemarle County, that extended from the Currituck Sound to the Chowan River. It is believed that Knotts Island was the first settled area in what later became Currituck County, dating from before 1663.
In honor of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, we are featuring the the Civil War Diary of Miss E. Deanie Blanchard who lived in Hertford during the war. The diary is now complete.
It has been a right pleasant day, Pa and Ma went to church at Hertford. The Yankees came up in a boat. Took the vessels with goods and salt, tore up the bridge. A good many people passed here this evening. They say this bridge is to be taken.
Monday 12th, 1863 Jan. Well the Yanks didn’t get our bridge. A great many people have passed today. Part of them are moving from E. City up to Hertford. They are expecting a fight down there. We are I fear going to have a dreadful time. The Yanks armed about 30 Negroes in E. City today. Some came from Gatesville, no news up there.
Minutes of the Providence Baptist Church 1816-1928
Thanks to the generosity of Harvey Roberts and the trustees at Providence Baptist Church, we were able to hold in our hands a nearly 200-year old record book from the church. They have been copied and will be scanned and indexed in the near future. The index will appear on the AGS website soon.
Beginning in April 1826, the records detail the formation of the church by members of the Baptist Church at “Cowenjock.” Listed are Francis Ackis, Caleb Ballance, Lydia Ballance, W. D. Barnard, Isaac Baxter, Malichi Corbell, Elizabeth Cowell, William Doxey, Lovie Dozier, Sarah Etheridge, Samuel Ferebee, Sr., Samuel Ferebee, Thomas C. Ferebee, James G. Hall, Samuel Tatum, Benona Trueblood, and Arthur West.