Joint Currituck Historical Society &
Albemarle Genealogical Society Meeting
Monday, April 1, 2019 - Dinner is at 6:45pm
Brief AGS Business Meeting at 6:15pm
Speaker: Charles Oldham, author of "The Senator's Son"
NC Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center
120 Community Way, Barco, NC 27917
Cost of the dinner is $15
(To be paid by AGS for AGS Members in Good Standing who RSVP by March 25th)
Charles Oldham is author of "The Senator's Son." It is a story about the vanishing of eight-year old Kenneth Beasley, the son of NC State Senator Sam Beasley, who walked off the playground of his school in Poplar Branch on February 13, 1905 and never returned. Oldham is a practicing attorney in Charlotte, NC. He reviewed a vast array of documents about Kenneth's disappearance. His book is well-researched and Oldham is a superb wordsmith and entertaining speaker. His legal expertise provides some interesting perspectives on the Beasley case. The book is an engrossing true tale that remains a mystery, one familiar through family stories to many residents.
(We know that some AGS members heard Charles Oldham speak at the Barco Library last month. At that time, you may not have had time to obtain and read the book, but now may have pertinent questions you’d like to ask the author.)
Currituck County 350th
"As 2018 ends so does our 350th Celebrations. We would like to thank you for all your organization did to promote the various events. You were the first organization to come forward to offer help. We really appreciate that."
"Your funding of the panels for Dare and Currituck really added to the six panels exhibit in those counties. Since the panels will stay in the counties they will continue to show the history of our area. Currituck's will stay in the library so you can check it out fo any event."
Thank you again,
Barbara Snowden, Chairman
Lois Meekins, AGS Newsletter Receive Awards
Albemarle Genealogical Society has a New Address!
Albemarle Genealogical Society
PO Box 2931
Elizabeth City, NC 27906-2931
Carol White, President
Dorothy Hocutt, Vice-President
Laura Ostrander, Secretary and Newsletter Committee Chair
Newell Cannon, Treasurer
New Genealogy Resources
New genealogy website, "History At Home: A Guide to Genealogy" has been added to Genealogy Links in the "Genealogy How-To" section. This website, available from HomeAdvisor, was recommended by Mrs. Courtney Phillips' kids who are studying genealogy for a family tree project. Thanks for this excellent resource! Please check it out.
Recent Books Added to the Currituck County
Public Library in Barco:
Free African Americans of Maryland and Delaware; from the colonial period to 1810; by Paul Heinegg
The African Americans; many rivers to cross; by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Help Me to Find My People; The African American Search for Family Lost in Slavery; by Heather Andrea Williams
In Search of our Roots; How 19 extraordinary African Americans reclaimed their past; by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Recent Items Donated to the
Minutes of the Providence Baptist Church
Currituck County Public Library
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. An index to the record book is in the Genealogy Indices sidebar link.
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.
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