The Three Wise Men of Avery County

AUTHOR:  Daniel E. Johnson, IV (edited and vetted by Cheri Todd Molter) Beautiful little Avery County has the distinction of being the home of the only 3 brothers who fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War, survived the Battle of Gettysburg, and lived long...

Samuel A’Court Ashe

SUBMITTED BY:  JC Knowles (edited and vetted by Cheri Todd Molter) Samuel A’Court Ashe was born on September 13, 1840 at Wrightsville Sound, near Wilmington, North Carolina. His parents were William Shepperd Ashe and Sarah Ann Green. During his youth, Ashe lived on...

$100 Reward for the Return of Jerry

SUBMITTED BY:  Lisa Y. Henderson (edited by Cheri Todd Molter) On February 28, 1863, Edmund Moore of Wilson advertised in the Tarborough Southerner for the return of Jerry, a thirty-year-old man who formerly belonged to Howell G. Whitehead of Pactolus township in...

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