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The 7th Annual Family History & Genealogy Fair
July 29, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pmFree
“Connecting to Your Ancestral Roots in Bertie County”
Roanoke Chowan Heritage Center
Hope House Road
Windsor, North Carolina
Saturday, July 29, 2017
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
9:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Welcome and Introductions
Turner Bond Sutton, PhD President, Historic Hope Foundation
Benjamin F. Speller, Jr. PhD, Vice President
SESSION I: 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
“Connecting to the Stone Families in Bertie County,”
Cynthia Herlong focuses on research and DNA testing that link her Stone relatives in Indiana
back to the Stone families in Bertie County including Governor David Stone. Zedekiah Stone,
David Stone’s father, served in 1717 as a Commissioner of Indian Affairs and served Bertie
County in a number of important political positions from 1776 and after the Revolution in 1786.
Cynthia’s Bertie County ancestors were farmers. Archives indicate that Zedekiah interacted at least
one time with her ancestors at an estate sale. She is a licensed professional counselor in Raleigh,
NC. She holds the MS, Oklahoma State University, 1989 and a PhD, Kansas State University,
2001. She has been in Private Practice in NC since 2002.
SESSION II: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
“Civil War 135th US Colored Troops”
Amy and Jay Bauer
Amy and Jay Bauer, active in both public and private historic preservation organizations in
Goldsboro, North Carolina, will share their genealogical research results on the 200 North Carolina
men that were recruited when General Sherman marched through North Carolina during the Civil
War. Though they didn’t go into battle, they were vital to developing infrastructure for the Union.
With new information, researchers such as Amy and Jay Bauer are hoping that even more people will
come forward with photographs and artifacts from their ancestors to finish telling the story in their
LUNCH BUFFET 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM $15.00
300th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF TUSCARORA RESERVATION
Sponsored by – ROANOKE-CHOWAN NATIVE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION
SESSION III: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
“Connecting William Charlton (1665-1726) and Zedekiah Stone (1709 – 1800) to the Indian Woods Reservation”
In 1717, the NC Council created the Indian Woods Reservation for the Tuscarora in a Treaty with
Chief Tom Blount. Charlton and Stone were thought to have been Commissioners of Indian
Affairs for the original Tuscarora Reservation in Bertie County. Dr. Arwin Smallwood’s
presentation will provide evidence of whether what is now called Cashie Neck was a part of the
original 1717 Tuscarora Reservation. Dr. Smallwood is Professor and Chair of History, North
Carolina A&T State University. He is currently a Road Scholar with the North Carolina
Call 252-794-3140 to register or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org