Letters from Anthony Brisson to Wife Nancy

SUBMITTED BY:  Shannon Walters Jacobson This is my 4th great uncle who wrote letters to his sisters and wife, Nancy. He also mentions my 3x great grandfather, Paris Guyton, and my 4th great Uncle Joseph Guyton. All lived in Bladen County. His last letter was December...

Prusha’s Story – A Slave Memory

AUTHOR:  Barbara Krebs [This is in response to a] post of June 13 on the Tyrrell County Genealogy page [on Facebook] asking for Civil War era stories. The following is from a story that my grandmother used to tell me in my childhood during the 1960s, one which I...

Aunt Mary’s Cow

AUTHOR:  Dorothy Killian My Grandmother b: 1877 told me this story: Some Union soldiers came to her Aunt Mary Watson Triplett’s house in Wilkes County, N. C.They made her cook a meal for them. One Union soldier sat in the kitchen while she cooked with his gun...

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