In 2011 the Beaufort County Genealogical was fortunate to have Mrs. Lovie Shelton from Washington, NC as our guest speaker. Mrs. Shelton was one of the first nurse-midwives to practice in North Carolina. Her career, as midwife, spans more than 50 years during which time she delivered more than 4,000 babies. In 1998 […]
The Beaufort County Genealogical Society was invited to have a table at the Bath Fest May 17, 2014. Below are a couple of photos from this event.
Survey begun by Louise Cowell and Jean Gurkin April, 2013 and completed by Ted Hill from Baltimore in April 2014 when he was here visiting and Jean. This cemetery is located about .1 mile at the back of the field next to the first house on the right after turning off Clay Bottom School Road on […]
The James H. Hill Cemetery Surveyed by Ted Hill To get to this cemetery from Chocowinity, go South on US Hwy 17 about 5 miles and turn left on Possum Track Road, #1127, go about 2 miles and turn right on Haw Branch Road, # 1129, go about 1 ½ miles to 1378 Haw […]
1908 Township map of Beaufort County
(This hangs in the City Cemetery Office in Washington, NC) This is an outstanding definition of a cemetery.
The land for the Poor House/County was purchased in 1827. However we have not been able to locate any records for burials at the County Home until the registration of Death Certificates which began in latter part of 1913. Louise Cowell and I reviewed each death certificate at the Register of Deeds in Washington, […]
Beaufort County Register of Deeds Book 15, pages 429 -430 Whereas the Wardens of the Poor for the County of Beaufort now by an Act of the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina passed in the year One thousand eight hundred & Eighteen authorized and required to procure a piece of land […]
BCGS asked for a volunteer to contact Weyerheauser and ask for a map of their properties in Beaufort County with the cemeteries marked. Albert Everson volunteered to contact them. Howard Spence with Weyerhaeuser (now retired) returned Albert’s call and said he would take us to each cemetery. We asked for volunteers to go with Howard. Albert Everson Russell […]
When this marker was seen by Chris Edwards while hunting he thought it was a head stone. When he told me about it I told him I felt sure it was a foot stone and asked him to show me where it is located which he did. I started probing around in the sunken in place just behind the […]