Colonial and State Political History of Hertford County, North Carolina


The records of Hertford County were destroyed by arson in 1830, and again by Union soldiers during the Civil War. Piecing together what he could from his father’s old deeds, various records of other families, and the surviving will and court record books, the author compiled this history to preserve forever the valuable information remaining. The volume begins with a brief overview of U.S. history, then Carolina history, and lists many names of early political figures active before the American Revolution. The book is organized by decade, and works its way through fifteen decades, from 1760–1770 all the way to 1900–1906. All the historical facts that could be found are in this book. Following the history are lists of Hertford County public officials. Finally, there is a sizable list of miscellaneous information, including population, dates of incorporation, and typical climate of North Carolina and its counties; some more general U.S. history; and some useful rules for the farmer and businessman, such as how to keep hams, how to mix a durable whitewash, how to look after young chickens, and more. An every-name index has been added to this work.

Benjamin B. Winborne

(1906), 2012, 5½x8½, paper, index, 416 pp.

ISBN: 9780788409493