Table of Contents [partial]

Northeastern North Carolina

Pine Tree Store Community

Legends of old St Johns by John Wheeler Moore

Family Ghost Tales

Life on a Bertie Plantation in 1840

Jesse A Jackson and the Southern Star

Civil War Days in Hertford County

River Plantations of Bertie County: Avoca, Mt Gould

CHOWAN FEMALE INSTITURE – now Chowan University



Crops of the Roanoke-Chowan area — TOBACCO 1949PEANUTS 1919 COTTON 1880


– mystery photos

Boys’ school? Picture was found in the parlor.

I am suspecting it is the school Wyatt McGee ran.

– interesting photos
4th of July
Picnic at Stoney Creek ca 1917?

Pavilion at Colerain Beach ca 1945

Harrellsville High School Auditorium ca 1940

“We are always coming up with the emphatic facts of history in our private experience and verifying them here.

All history becomes subjective; in other words, there is properly no history; only biography.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882

Ancestors of Sally – Charts & Links

Maple Lawn – the Moores and Jones [Ward, Walton]

Mulberry Grove – the Moores and Cottens

Wheeler of Murfreesboro, NC

Parkers of Sarem, NC

Rayner of Powellsville, NC

Sally’s husband Bob Koestler’s ancestors

Story Poems by family members

Poem: Legends and Memories St. John’s Chapel by John Wheeler Moore

The Water Oak at Mulberry Grove by same

Going to the Mill by Julia Moore Lawrence

The Tap Wagon by J Raynor Moore

Ghost Tales by the family Essays

Going to Grandma’s by Ox cart by Eunice Sessoms Waters

On My Grandmother Rayner by Eunice Sessoms Waters

History of Reynoldson Institute by Lilly Smith Parker



River Plantations of Bertie County: Avoca, Mt Gould

Ancestor Charts & Links

of Sally and her sibings [Moore family]

of Bob Koestler

of Patti C and Anna [Sessoms – Hollomon]

of Bob Holloman

of Jim Hollomon

of Buck and Fred Carter

of Jack Powell

This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!

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  1. Would love to try to get a copy of a Kay Herndon photo of my great grandfather Simeon Joseph Rountrey. Is there any way I can get in touch with her?

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