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Photo: Parrott, Dr. James M.

Dr. James Marion Parrot

From the 1914 Wake Forest University Yearbook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read a bio of his early life.

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US Colored Troops Symposium

This past weekend the Kinston Cultural Heritage Museum sponsored the Seventh Annual US Colored Troops Symposium.  The symposium was held in conjunction with the Kinston’s Blue-Gray Civil War Living History Weekend and featured presentations and exhibits from national and regional historians, storytellers, civil war scholars, the CSS Neuse Re-enactment, troop demonstrations, and living history cultural interpreters revolving around the participatory role of African Americans in the Civil War.

While the formal announcement gives a great description of the events, I always enjoy reading personal accounts from those that attend.  Tonight, I came across the blog, Jubilo! The Emancipation Century blog whose author attended and gives a great description of the events.

Be sure to check it out!

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Finding Wills & Estate Records

Over the weekend I received a query from a Lenoir County researcher on how to find estate records from someone who died around 1839.  I then realized that on this site, the only information provided on wills was a link to the Lenoir County NCGenWeb Archives listing of user-submitted wills.   While this is a good start, there are additional resources to check if you’re looking for probate records so I’ve added a new page on the site listing these resources.

Most of the links are to microfilm records that are available from the North Carolina State Archives and the Family History Library.  Check out the new page for more info!

Posted in Announcement.

New Deed Added

Thanks to contributor Doug Rador, a new deed has been added to the site.  Doug acquired this deed from an online auction and will eventually donate it to the NC State Archives.   The deed registers a land transaction between George WHITFIELD and Jesse LASSITER, dated March of 1845.  Check it out!

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