The meeting of the Beaufort County Genealogical Society met at The Church of Latter-Day Saints of Jesus Christ on 3 June 2023. President Hill called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. and welcomed all of those who were present. Terry Woolard introduced his niece, and a new member, Elizabeth Piazzi from Augusta, Georgia.
The minutes from the last meeting were read by Secretary Oakley. A motion was made by Russell Tyson, second by Debbie Donnelly, to approve the minutes as read. Motion carried.
Terry Woolard, Treasurer, reported that the beginning balance in May was $6,712.76. He made one deposit of $111.35 and wrote 2 checks for the journal printing and one-year post office box rental amounting to $510.08. Balance as of June 3, 2023 is $6,314.03. Floyd Bowen made a motion, second by Russell Tyson, to approve the treasurer’s report as presented. Motion carried.
Corresponding Secretary, Debbie Donnelly, said we only had 2 pieces of mail so far this month.
Book Vender, Louise Cowell, was absent, but reported to the President that she was still working with Lithographics to get her book order printed. It seems the owner is sick and only has one person to do all the work. They are behind in printing orders.
- The minutes of our meeting are being placed on the BCGS website.
- Surname project – The membership application will suffice for now.
- Hyde Co. Historical & Genealogical Society meeting: Ted Hill and Russell Tyson attended the meeting. They reported the program was about Indians living in the area and the shipbuilding that took place. They talked about the Brickhouse Plantation. The Octagon house is open for visitors. Clara Baum invited BCGS to come on a tour.
- Victor Jones dropped off the June Journals at the printer before leaving for the NGS Conference. He will be back on June 5 and pick up the journals. He requested that the treasurer pay the printer before then. Chris Oakley will send him the membership list to produce the labels.
- The group decided to take a tour of the Octagon House. We will eat lunch at Martel’s Restaurant. Ted will call and set up the tour. He will notify us by email as to the details.
- Update on Washington Port: Bids were let to remodel the 2nd floor of the Senior Center in Washington. They want to put in a History Museum. The Board of Trustees is working on the library system with Brown Library. Ted talked to a couple of members after the meeting, commenting on our concerns about the cemetery card system.
The program “Some History of the Indians in Eastern NC, 1584-1711” was given by Ted Hill.
The Tuscarora Indians lived in longhouses and spoke Iroquois and Carolina Algonquin language. The Pamlico Indians lived on Indian Island, and spoke Algonquin and Carolina Algonquin. John Lawson found the Core Indians at Core Point. The Croatan lived scatted around Dare Co., the outer banks, Alligator River, Croatan Sound, Roanoke Sound, Ocracoke Island and Hatteras Island.
He told us the habits of other Indians in the area and different tribes in eastern North Carolina. The talk was very interesting and we learned new things.
Motion by Russell Tyson, second by Terry Woolard, to adjourn the meeting at 3:40 p.m. Motion carried.
Minutes by Secretary, Crestena Jennings Oakley
April 1, 2023.