Nov 052012

The following notice appeared in the Sept. 22, 1846 issue of the Semi-Weekly Raleigh Register.  Mrs. Margaret BLACK was the wife of Capt. William BLACK and was 33 years old when she passed away.

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Nov 052012

In the May 7, 1847 issue of the Raleigh Register newspaper, the following notice appeared:

DIED – In Mecklenburg County, on the 12th ult., Margaret M. WALKER, aged 46 years; and on the 19th, Mr. James WALKER, husband of the above, aged 56 years.  Thus within one week has wife and husband – mother and father, been removed from time to eternity, leaving six orphan children to mourn their sad bereavement. 


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Mecklenburg County Directories

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Oct 302011

The following directories may provide helpful information for your family history research:

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Jun 252011

Latta House photo by Hal Kent


The Latta Plantation, in Huntersville, NC was built circa 1800 and owned by James Latta, an immigrant from Northern Ireland.

“Built in 1800, Latta Place was owned by James Latta, an immigrant from Northern Ireland. A successful traveling merchant through 1820, Mr. Latta then retired and turned his property into a cotton plantation consisting of 742 acres and 34 enslaved people. After Mr. Latta’s death in 1837, his wife Jane sold the property to David Harry. In 1853, William Sample purchased the property, which was owned by the Sample family until 1922. Crescent Land and Timber, a subsidiary of Duke Power, then purchased the property because of its proximity to the Catawba River, and rented the home out to tenant farmers, until the house was abandoned in the 1950s.” — Text from the About Latta page on the Latta Plantation website.

The plantation also has a Facebook page!

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