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A History of New Hanover County and the Lower Cape Fear Region

A HistoryNew Hanover County

and the Lower Cape Fear Region

1723-1800

By ALFRED MOORE WADDELL

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I .

Establishment of the precinct in 1729 (changed to county in 1738) Its limits Boundary line between North and South Carolina The town of Brunswick and its history History of St. Philips Church The Stamp Act troubles Sons of Liberty.

CHAPTER II

The names of the earliest plantations, their location and their owners, with items of biography and incidents.

CHAPTER III

Under Martins administration Fire in Wilmington A bold adventuress The Scotch immigrants and Flora McDonald Beginning of the Revolution Help for Boston Organization of Safety Committees.

CHAPTER IV

Proceedings of the Safety Committee of the town of Wilmington, with occasional minutes of joint meetings of the Committee of New Hanover County and the Committee of the District of Wilmington, in 1774, 1775 and 1776.

CHAPTER V

Burning of Fort Johnston and expulsion of Governor Martin Vigilance of the Wilmington Committee Movement of Scotch Highlanders Battle of Moores Creek Bridge Colonel Moores report Letter of Colonel Purviance.

CHAPTER VI

Martins and Parrys correspondence with the Committee, Clintons Proclamation Howes plantation plundered British abandon the Cape Fear until 1781 Craig comes in 1781 His operations.

CHAPTER VII

Wilmington from 1736 to 1800.

CHAPTER VIII

Fort Johnston and Smithville (now Southport).

CHAPTER IX

Interesting items from court minute

Index

Adams, Allen, Ancrum, Anderson, Anerum, Arbuthnot, Armand, Ashe, Ashes, Assup, Atkinson, Austin, Banks, Bannerman, Barfield, Barnett, Bartram, Batchelder, Batchelor, Beard, Beauford, Bell, Bellamy, Benning, Benny, Berry, Bethune, Bevis, Bigford, Bill, Blackmore, Bladen, Blakely, Blanning, Bloodworth, Blyth, Blythe, Bowen, Boyd, Braddock, Bradley, Brewster, Brice, Bridgen, Bridges, Brimstone, Brown, Buchanan, Burgwin, Burr, Burrington, Butterfield, Button, Byrne, Cain, Calder, Callender, Camden, Campbell, Carey, Carteret, Caruthers, Cary, Caswell, Cheeseborough, Clardy, Clark, Clayton, Clinton, Cobham, Cochran, Collet, Collett, Collier, Colvin, Connor, Conway, Corbett, Corbin, Corbit, Cornwallis, Cotton, Council, Craig, Craighead, Craike, Cray, Crowther, Cruden, Cunningham, Dalrymple, Daniel, Davie, Davis, Dean, DeKeyser, DeR. Meares, DeRosset, Devane, Dickinson, Dickson, Dinwiddie, Dix, Dixon, Dobbs, Doherty, Dorsey, Doty, Dry, DuBois, Dudley, Dunbibbin, Dunbibin, Duncan, Dunlop, Dupree, Duval, Dyer, Eagles, Elletson, Elliott, Ellis, Ellotson, Emmet, Erskins, Eustice, Evans, Everard, Ewans, Ewing, Ewins, Fallon, Fanning, Fans, Farris, Fauquier, Fawkes, Fergus, Fitch, Fleming, Forbes, Forster, Foster, Fowkes, Fuller, Gabourel, Gabriel, Gage, Gaines, Gallant, Galloway, Gardner, Gaston, Gause, Gautier, Geekie, Gibbs, Gibson, Gifford, Gillespie, Gilliam, Girdwood, Glasgow, Godfrey, Gooch, Gordon, Gorman, Grady, Graham, Grainger, Grange, Granger, Grant, Gray, Green, Greene, Gregg, Halton, Hamilton, Hancock, Hanna, Harnett, Hasell, Hawkins, Hawks, Hay, Haynes, Haywood, Hellier, Hennepy, Hepburn, Heron, Hewes, Hewitt, Higgines, Hill, Hilton, HOGG, Hollingsworth, Holt, Homer, Hooper, Horrys, Hostler, Houston, Howe, Howell, Huger, Humphrey, Hunt, Hunter, Huske, Hyrne, Innes, Iredell, Irvine, Jacobs, James, Jean, Jefferson, Jenning, Jewkes, Jocelyn, Johnson, Johnston, Jones, Keenan, Kenan, Kendall, Kennedy, Kenner, Keyser, King, Kirkwood, Lain, Lamb, Lane, Larkins, Lawson, Lee, Lewis, Lillington, Lillingtons, Lloyd, Lobb, London, Lord, Love, Lucas, Lyon, Mabson, MacLaine, Maclains, Maclean, Macon, Mactier, Malett, Mallet, Mallett, Mallette, Marion, Marsden, Marshal, Marshall, Martin, Mason, Maultsby, Maxwell, McClammy, McCrady, McCulloh, McDonald, McDonnel, McDonnell, McDowell, McFarland, McGill, McGowan, McGregor, McKenzie, McKoy, McLain, McLaine, McLean, McLeod, MClintock, McManus, McMillans, McNight, McRee, McTier, MDonnel, Merrick, Middleton, Millar, Miller, Mixon, MLAINE, Moir, Money, Moore, Moores, Mooringe, Moran, Morehead, Morris, Moseley, Moseleys, Murray, Naran, Nash, Neal, Neale, Neil, Nichols, Nixon, Nutt, Oldfield, Orr, Orton, Outlaw, Owen, Paine, Palmer, Parish, Parker, Parris, Parry, Pennington, Person, Phelps, Pierson, Pinkney, Player, Polk, Porter, Porterfield, Potts, Preston, Price, Purviance, Quince, Quincy, Ramsberg, Ratcliff, Reynolds, Rhett, Rhodes, Rice, Richardson, Roads, Robeson, Robinson, Rolandson, Ronaldson, Rouse, Rowan, Rowe, Rundle, Russell, Rutherford, Salter, Sampson, Saunders, Saunderson, Schaw, Seabury, Shawe, Sher, Simmons, Simpson, Singletary, Slingsby, Smallwood, Smith, Snow, Southerland, Sparrow, SPENCER, Spicer, Sprunt, Stanley, Stevens, Stewart, Stone, Stuart, Stundere, Sutton, Swain, Swann, Swift, Swinney, Tate, Taylor, Thackston, Thompson, Timothy, Toomer, Tryon, Turner, Urquhart, Vail, Vernon, WADDELL, Wade, Wails, Walker, Ward, Waring, Washington, Watkins, Watson, Watters, Webb, Webster, Weir, Wells, Wheeler, White, Whitechurst, Whitehurst, Whitfield, Wilkerson, Wilkinson, Williams, Williamson, Wills, Wilson, Wimble, Winslow, Woodrow, Woodward, Wright, Yeamans, Young,