1904 New Bern Military Academy Annual Catalogue

Found this in the Internet Archive – uploaded by the University of North Carolina.  It’s a catalog from 1904 from the New Bern Military Academy & the Carolina Business College. The catalog has several nice pictures from around the campus and nearby areas.


Click on the image to go to the Internet Archive and peruse it!

Crashly, Peter (Will dated 1717)

Transcribed and submitted by Mike Schoettle


Princess Anne County, Virginia Deed Book 3, p. 177

In the name of God Amen ye last will and testament of Peter Crashly being weak in body but in perfect (unreadable) mind and memory I give my soule to all mighty God that gave it in hopes of a joyful resurrection through (unreadable) the merits of my only redeemer and my body to the Earth in hopes of a joyfull resurrection March ye 13th day (unreadable) 1706/7:  I give and bequeath unto Sarah Eaton my grandchild ye daughter of Michaell Eaton seven head of (unreadable) cattle with theire increes male & female being in North Carrolina on ye south side of neuce river at (unreadable) Hutsons now in his possession I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann ye wife of Michael Eaton (unreadable) all my land belonging to my plantation at muddy creek to her and the heirs of her body lawfully begotten (unreadable) by Michael Eaton

William Dyer                                       Princess                                               Peter (the mark of) Crashly & seale

John (ye mark of) Eaton                                Ann


At a court held ye 3d July 1717

Then ye above last will of Peter Crashly

Decd: was presented in court by Michael Eaton

Who made oath thereof & being proved by ye oaths of the

Evidences thereto is admitted to record

WADSWORTH, Ann (Mrs.) – (d. 1835)

DIED — In Craven county, 1st inst., Mrs. Ann WADSWORTH, wife of W.D. WADSWORTH.
Source: North-Carolina standard. (Raleigh, N.C.), 14 Jan. 1836. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85042147/1836-01-14/ed-1/seq-3/>

Mr. Hughes Employed at Spring Grove Academy (1835)

John D. HAWKINS hires Mr. HUGHES of Newbern to take charge of Spring Grove Academy. 



Source: The North-Carolina standard. (Raleigh, N.C.), 07 Jan. 1836. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85042147/1836-01-07/ed-1/seq-1/>

BLOUNT, Wilson (Mrs.) (d. 1880)

DIED — At Newbern, on the evening of the 27th ult., Mrs. BLOUNT, the amiable consort of Wilson BLOUNT, Esq., of that town.

Source: Raleigh Register and Weekly Advertiser, 3 June 1800, pg 3.

JONES, Lovis (d. 1817)

DIED, on the 14th inst. Mr. Lovis JONES of this town, long a member of the Methodist Society.  He bore the trials of the long illness of which he died, with a resignation and patience truly characteristic of the distinguished excellence of his mind, and of the principles of christian piety, and of respectful submission to the will of a beneficent and merciful Providence.  He was an amiable man in society; a good life has been his preparation for death; let us hope he is now enjoying peace and happiness, for he who is good will obtain grace from the lord, he who is merciful will find mercy; while gracious warmth and liberality of soul deserve to be cherished, the recollection of his worth will never be effaced from the hearts of his friends.  He  has bequeathed a considerable sum of money to religious and charitable uses.

Source:  Carolina Federal Republican, 20 September 1817

Craven County Bible Records Online

Thx to a tweet from Jen Baldwin, I’ve just learned that the New Bern-Craven County Public Library has made a collection of Bible Records available online.  The records were collected in 2002 & 2003 by the library and the Craven County Genealogical Society.


excerpt from deGaffenried bible (1812)

The collection includes more than 30 bible records and can be searched and browsed. Visit the online site to check them out.  Some of the surnames represented include

  • Brand
  • Daniels
  • DeGaffenried
  • Dozier
  • Green
  • Hurst
  • Mann
  • McLawhorn
  • Pelletier
  • Saywer
  • Speights
  • Watson
  • Whitford

Great job to the library & society for making these accessible online! More background information can be read on the Sun Journal website.

VINCENT, Frances R. (1849)

The following for Dr. Francis R. VINCENT appeared in the October 17, 1849 issue of the Raleigh Register newspaper. 


ROWE, Benjamin (1820)

DIED - At Slocumb’s creek, in this county, on the 25th ult., Benjamin, son of Amos ROWE, Esq., in the 8th year of his age.

Source: Newbern Sentinel, 2 Sep 1820, pg. 3.

PARKER, GREEN (Mr. & Mrs.) (1822)

DIED — In this town, on Monday night last, at twelve o’clock, Mrs. Mary PARKER, aged 65; and on Tuesday morning, at five o’clock, her husband, Mr. Green PARKER, aged 76.  They lived together as man and wife 42 years, died within five hours of each other, and were both buried in the same coffin.

Source: New Bern Sentinel, 27 Apr 1822, pg. 3