The Families of New Bern, Craven County and ENC group will have our next meeting this coming Saturday, July 10th, 2010 at 2pm at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center in the Craven boardroom. The convention center is located at 203 South Front Street. Here is a map link for directions: http://tinyurl.com/NewBernConventionCenterMap
We are meeting at the convention center so that group members from out of town can see the space for the events.
We will be discussing and planning the August Event which will be held on Friday, August 20th and Saturday, August 21st. We will also be talking about the Heritage Park and Monument project. In addition, we will be discussing the "Old Photo Party" to be held on Saturday, July 24th from 12 pm to 5pm at the Convention Center. Please see the website noted below for more info.
As there are many family connections that do not stop at the county line, we have adopted a name that more accurately describes our purposes. The Families of New Bern, Craven County and Eastern North Carolina will function under the newly formed, Family History Society of Eastern North Carolina. We now have an informational website with the detail info for the events. Please see www.encfamilies.org . You may also reach us at 252.349.0405.
Tickets for the August Reunion Luncheon and Program are now available at these locations:
Beaufort County: • Purser's Chest Interior Designs, 221 West Main Street, Washington
Craven County: • New Bern Riverfront Convention Center • Salon 901, Hwy 17/901 D Street, Bridgeton; • New Bern Marriott Spring Hill Suites, 300 Hotel Drive behind Golden Corral
Lenoir County: • Harmony Hall, 109 East King Street, Kinston
Onslow County: • Onslow County Museum, 301 S. Wilmington Street, Richlands
Luncheon tickets may also be order via regular mail. Please see website for order form.
Everyone who has an interest in local, area or family history is welcome and encouraged to attend the planning meetings and the events. Please let your family and friends know of the events and website so that they may also participate.
We look forward to meeting you as we gather this August to honor, remember and celebrate all of the people of the area from the early times to the present.
All the Best,
P. S. Here are some upcoming events happening in the next few days and weeks.
Local, Family History and 300th Events
Listed below are a few of the events during the next week or so that relate to local and family history. Please see the City of New Bern's 300th Anniversary website for a listing of the many wonderful events taking place this year. http://newbern300.com/
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Hurtt, Dixon, Elliott, Gautier, Tisdale, Lockhart, Lewis and related Families
Lieutenant Corey L. Patterson of Florida will be in town with his family as memorial markers are placed
at Cedar Grove Cemetery in New Bern to honor his ancestors and relatives. Those who are connected to the families are
welcome to attend an informal dutch-treat supper at Moore's Barbeque on Saturday evening. Please contact David
French at 252.349.0102 for the exact time.
Here is the list of Corey's ancestors and relatives to be memorialized:
1) Major Daniel W Hurtt (new CSA veteran headstone)
2) Capt Daniel Place Hurtt
3) Alexander Grant Hurtt
4) George Osgood Hurtt
5) Wiiliam Thomas Hurtt
6) William Tisdale Hurtt (CSA veteran headstone)
7) Stephen F Hurtt (Veteran headstone)
8) Sidney Hurtt (wife of Edward H Hurtt)
9) Ferebee Elliott Hurtt
10) Thomas Guard Dixon (CSA veteran headstone)
11) Anne Rebecca Lewis Dixon
12) Isaac Wallace Lewis
13) Sidney Lockhart Lewis
14) Lewis Knight Gautier
15) Alice Tisdale Ball
16) Daniel Henry Lockhart
17) Mary Turner Lockhart
and one is going to Oakwood cemetery in Raleigh:
18) Sallie Hurtt Carter.
Corey and his family are to be commended and thanked for their effort to memorialize their ancestors
and relatives. If you have a connection to any of the families noted above, please contact Corey at
firstname.lastname@example.org or at 904.704.7587. You may also contact David French at 252.349.0102 who is
also a Lewis and Lockhart descendant.
Sunday, July 11th, 2010 and Monday, July 12th 2010
Fonvielle, Stewart, Mallard, Smith, Jones, Wetherington and related Families
Mrs. Judi W. Hansen of Utah and her aunt and niece of Idaho will be in town for a couple of days. Judi has done a great
deal of research on the Fonvielle and related families. She and her aunt have continued the work that her mother and relatives
started in the 1940s. She is interested in meeting and talking with those who may have further information about these families.
She may be contacted at email@example.com or at 801.592.0489 (cell). You may also contact David French at 252.349.0102
who is also a Fonvielle descendant.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Schooner Cassandra Memorial
This event will be a brief memorial service and wreath laying ceremony remembering the disappearance of the Schooner Cassandra that left New Bern on July 14, 1852. She was headed to the West Indies with Captain Thomas Green of New Bern and never heard from again. The event will take place at 5:30 PM at the waterfront near Council Bluffs. For more information, call 252 635-1112. http://newbern300.com/calendar.php?row=2&month=07
Green and related Families History Notes By David French: Sea Captain Thomas Green was a descendant of Farnifold Green and Hannah Kent. It has been noted that Farnifold's mother Anne Farnifold/Farnefold may have been either the daughter or sister of the Rev. John Farnifold who was one of the first trustees of the College of William and Mary. John Burgwin Green, III, a direct descendant of Thomas Green via his son John Curtis Green, is doing a brochure on the history of the Cassandra. He and his brother, William Davis Green, are to be commended and thanked for their effort to recognize and honor their ancestor. John B. Green, III may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(1) Timothy* GREEN (~1650 - ) & Anne* FARNIFOLD (1656 - 1680)
| (2) Farnifold GREEN I (1674 - 1714) & Hannah KENT (~1675 - )
| | (3) Farnifold II GREEN (~1697 - 1759) & Unknown* UNKNOWN
| | | (4) Farnifold* GREEN III (~1728 - ) & Hollon* APPLEWHITE (1736 - 1765)
| | | | (5) Captain Joseph GREEN ( - 1803) & Sarah WHITFIELD (1749 - 1780)
| | | | | (6) Joseph GREEN Jr.* ( - 1826) & Sarah* ERNUL
| | | | | (6) Joseph GREEN Jr.* ( - 1826) & Asa* WALLACE
| | | | | | (7) Thomas GREEN (~1817 - 1852) & Ann Maria CURTIS (~1825 - ~1896)
| | | | | | | (8) Susan Ann GREEN (1842 - ~1925) & Benjamin L.* CHURCHILL (~1840 - ~1880)
| | | | | | | (8) Thomas Alexander GREEN (1846 - 1932) & Harriet Howard MEADOWS (1844 - 1910)
| | | | | | | (8) John Curtis GREEN* (~1847 - 1908) & Martha Wyche MATTHEWS (1851 - 1873)
| | | | | | | (8) John Curtis GREEN* (~1847 - 1908) & Emma Catherine FULCHER (~1855 - 1930)
| | | | | | | (8) Alonzo Jerkins? GREEN (~1850 - )
The Cassandra was partly owned by Alonzo Thomas Jerkins who was a prominent banker, merchant and was the Grand Masonic Master of North Carolina during the mid 19th century. A portrait of him hangs in St. John's Lodge in New Bern.
(1) Sea Captain Thomas* JERKINS (1783 - 1855) & Grizzell SEARS (~1790 - 1824)
| (2) Grand Master Alonzo Thomas JERKINS* (1807 - 1895) & Sarah C.* McILWEAN (1809 - 1874)
| (2) Grand Master Alonzo Thomas JERKINS* (1807 - 1895) & Susan Carr* HOOPER (1836 - 1911)
| (2) Julia Eliza Sears JERKINS (1809 - 1877) & Francis Nixon McILWEAN (1802 - 1868)
| (2) Nancy Sears JERKINS (1810 - 1881) & Alexander MITCHELL (1807 - 1876)
(1) Abisha* MITCHELL (1777 - 1809) & Eunice* WILLIS (~1794 - ~1849)
| (2) Cassandra MITCHELL (~1804 - ~1892) & Captain John Osborne* IVEY
| | (3) Margaret P. IVEY* (1825 - 1894) & Louis Henry* MISSILLIER (1822 - 1854)
| | (3) Margaret P. IVEY* (1825 - 1894) & Alfred* SMITH ( - ~1864)
| | (3) Eunice Ann IVEY (1823 - 1851) & Prof. Abel B.* BAKER (~1821 - 1867)
| | | (4) Alexander Mitchell BAKER (~1849 - ~1906)
| (2) Alexander MITCHELL (1807 - 1876) & Nancy Sears JERKINS (1810 - 1881)
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