Our 11th Annual Family History & Genealogy Fair is being scheduled for Saturday, July 30th.
This year’s theme will be “Who Were Some of the First Non-Indigenous Families Living in Bertie County in 1722?”
A large percent of Chowan County in northeastern North Carolina, Bertie became a County in 1722. The 11th Annual Family History and Genealogy Fair will focus on the Bazemore, Bunch, and other families who were living in Bertie County in 1722 when it was established. David Hoggard will use maps to identify the geographical location of some of the first non-indigenous families in Bertie County in 1722.
Stay tuned for additional information.
Tour guide wanted. Historic Hope Foundation seeks a docent to work from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, 2 to 3 days a week, including some Saturdays. Applicants should have an interest in history. Docents explain how our tricultural heritage – Native Americans, European settlers, and African Americans – influenced life in Bertie County in the 18th and 19th centuries and guide visitors through the Hope Mansion and King –Bazemore House. Resumes should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to President, Historic Hope Foundation, 132 Hope House Road, Windsor, NC 27983. For additional information, call 252-794-3140.
We are excited to announce that we have resumed our tours as of Friday, April 1st (and NO….it’s not an April Fools Joke). We offer Tours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Tours begin at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 2:00 pm and last approximately 90 minutes. Tours for groups of 4 or more can be scheduled on days that are we are otherwise closed. Come and join us for a Tour of the Hope Mansion and King-Basemore House.
We are assembling a list of list of Governor David Stone’s living descendants. Governor Stone and his wife, Hannah, had 11 children, ten girls and one boy. Only five of the children lived to adulthood and four of those had children of their own. Some surnames of descendants include Pace, White, Daniel, Phillips, Outlaw, Cowan, Pearce, Hale, Webber, Thomas, Turnbull, Hicks, Glah, Price, Harrison, Bridgers, Lewis, Strange, and many others. If you are a Stone descendant or know of someone who is, please contact us at email@example.com