1781 Tax Assessment (Excerpt)

Many thanks to Patty Lynn for submitting this one page excerpt from the 1781 tax assessment documents for Onslow County.  She obtained this during a recent research trip to the NC State Archives.  This page is only ONE page of the larger file.

While I’m not the best at reading it, some of the surnames here included are:  Brown, Duval, Gideon, Hidleburg, Jenkins, Johnston, Jones, Landing, Miller, Pollock, Prescott, Rhodes, Roach, Sanford, Simpson, Stout, Thompson, and Whitehurst. Patty’s ancestor listed here is Content Stout in case there are others researching the same line.

Onslow Assessment 1781

Onslow County College Students

New on the Schools page is a link to see Onslow county students at NC colleges.  The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center has been actively adding state school yearbooks to the Internet Archive and I’ve been working on an index of some of the students listed.

For example, here is the yearbook photo for James Herritage Koonce, 1905 graduate of North Carolina State University.

James Herritage Koonce - 1905 graduate of NC State University in Raleigh, NC

Passing of Beverly Gail Cole

Beverly Gail Cole, a frequent contributor of information to the Onslow County NCGenWeb site as well as the Onslow County Archives, has passed away.

Her obituary appeared as follows in the Jacksonville Daily News online:

JACKSONVILLE – Beverly Gail Cole, 57, of Jacksonville, died Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at her home. A memorial service will be Monday, March 29, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home Chapel, with the Revs. Mike Schwalm and Jody Yopp officiating.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Edward T. and Vila Johnson Cole. She is survived by her son, Brandon Parvin and fiancée, Samantha Markovics of Jacksonville; brothers, Edward T. (Tommy) Cole and wife Ann of Jacksonville, Dennis W. Cole of San Bernardino, Calif., Gene D. Cole and wife Candace of Jacksonville and Jerry Lynn Cole and wife Doris of Jacksonville; and five grandchildren, Bradley, Ayden Josiah, Tabitha and Corbin. The family will receive friends Friday, March 26, 2010, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the home. The family request donations be made to the Edward and Vila Cole Christian Education Scholarship Fund c/o Kellum Baptist Church, 1167 Kellum Loop Rd., Jacksonville, NC 28546.

Her contributions to NC genealogical efforts are greatly appreciated and our thoughts our with her family.