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The April Meeting was held Saturday, April 2, 2011, at 2 p.m. We met at the Proctor Building, downtown Lumberton.

Our speaker was to be Mrs. Sarah Britt, but she was under the weather and could not make it.

In her absence, Mr. Sam West filled in with the history of the Proctor Building and other downtown history.

We hope that Mrs. Britt will be feeling better soon and will be our featured speaker at another time.


March Meeting - The Rev. Nash A. Odom, renounced Baptist Minister, historian and genealogist. 

He presented a program on "Family Bible Records"   

"Genealogy's Most Trustworthy Research Key."   Nash shared the important role and place of Bible Records played in doing family research.  Odom brought examples of what the Bible revealed. Important information used in research. It is reliable evidence, etc. 


February Meeting - Mr. Layton Dowless of Whiteville, NC was our speaker.

Topic: Researching, ordering and erecting VA Markers for your military ancestors and relatives.

 He has been very involved with the SAR, SCV and other like organizations in Columbus, Bladen and Robeson Counties. He has taken on a personal project to record the services of men and women who gave service in all wars starting in 1776 up to today, and marking the graves of those who have no markers. Already he has researched, ordered and marked thirty or more sites. He has made copies, and took photos of all of the projects that he has been involved with. He shared his note books showing us examples of his works.


January Meeting - Sam West presented a meeting on The Revolutionary War. Here is his outline. You missed a very important part of history if you missed this program.

"REVOLUTIONARY WAR ACTIVITIES IN OLD BLADEN COUNTY"

Bladen County, 1734
Robeson County, 1787
Columbus County, 1808

WILMINGTON DISTRICT

__THE EARLY YEARS 1775 - 1779__

The Battle of Moore's Creek, 1776
The Murder of Judge Nathaniel Richardson, 1776
The Hunt For The Murder's of Judge Richardson, 1776 - 1779
Depredations Of The Tories

__THE MIDDLE YEARS, 1780 - 1781

The Upper End of the County
Leggett's Old Field
Stewart's Mill/Rockfish
Beatty's Bridge, First and Second
McPhauls Mill
Raft Swamp
Drowning Creek
Cole's Bluff, Now Lumberton

__THE LOWER END OF THE COUNTY__

Amis Bridge and Plantation
Ashpole Swamp
Bear Swamp
Fair Bluff
Sterling's Mill
The Truce Lands

__THE WESTERN FRONT__

Shoe Heel
Gum Swamp

__THE EASTERN FRONT__

Elizabethtown
Brown Marsh
White Marsh
Seven Creeks
Waddell's Ferry

__PROMINENT PERSONALITIES__

Loyalist and Torries
Lord Charles Cornwallis
Colonel David Fanning
Colonel Hector McNeill

Patriots

General Griffith Rutherford
General Francis Marion
Colonel James Council
Colonel Thomas Robeson
Colonel Thomas Brown

Heroine

Margaret Jones McRee

__A HOUSE DIVIDED, PATRIOTS, TORIES AND OTHERS__

Highlanders
Indians, A.K.A. Mulattoes and Others
Daughters of the American Revolution
Sons of the American Revolution
 

        


 December Christmas 2010 - Get Together at Mariani's Restaurant in Pembroke. Photos.   


                    November 2010 - We enjoyed a tour of the Robeson County Museum with Blake Tyner.


                 On January 10, 2004, the first Saturday, after January 6th, was chosen for the Annual Meeting of the Society in celebration of our county's creation which was January 6th, 1787. Guest Speaker was the Honorable Retired Judge Henry A. McKinnon, Jr. Judge McKinnon, a noted Historian, who is one of the leading authorities on Robeson County History. He spoke on the creation of the county. Door Prizes were given away as part of the Celebration.


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