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Maryland (Maryland, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-north-carolina
and South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, part of Florida and Missouri, nearly all of Texas, and a large portion of northern Mexico.] Governor Drummond dying, succeeded by Samuel Stephens......1667 Form of government for Carolina, known as fundamental constitutions, framed by John Locke, and amended by the Earl of Shaftesbury, partly put into operation, the first set bearing date......July 21, 1669 William Edmundson, a Quaker, sent out from Maryland by George Fox, preaches at the narrows of Perquimans River, where Hertford was afterwards built......1672 Governor Stephens dies and George Cartwright, speaker of the Assembly of Albemarle, succeeds in 1673, but resigns and is succeeded by Governor Eastchurch, represented by a secretary, one Miller, whom he appoints president of the council and acting governor......July, 1673 People, tried by the extortion and tyranny of Miller, revolt under John Culpeper, imprison the president and s
Culloden (Georgia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-north-carolina
gulators present a petition for redress to the governor, May 15, which is rejected, and in the battle of Alamance the regulators are dispersed by the troops......May 16, 1771 Regulators taken prisoners in the battle of Alamance are executed, Herman Husbands escaping......June 19, 1771 Settlements at Cross Creek increased by the addition of 300 families of Scotch Highlanders, among them Flora McDonald (famous for aiding Charles Edward, the young pretender, to escape after his defeat at Culloden) and her husband, who settle near the present site of Fayetteville......1773 Col. John Harvey, former speaker of the Assembly, calls a convention to form a provincial congress, which meets at Newbern; Harvey is chosen speaker......Aug. 25, 1774 The provincial congress decides that after Sept. 1, 1774, all use of East India tea should be prohibited; that after Nov 1, 1774, importation of African slaves should cease; and that after Jan. 1, 1775, no East India or British goods should be
Jefferson City (Missouri, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-north-carolina
on of the United States rejected by North Carolina, Dec. 4, 1866, is ratified by legislature......July 4, 1868 Legislature ratifies the Fifteenth Amendment......March 5, 1869 Acts of violence by secret organizations in Lenoir, Jones, Orange, and Chatham counties lead Governor Holden to issue a proclamation of admonition and warning......Oct. 20, 1869 Owing to alleged outrages of the Kuklux, Governor Holden proclaims Alamance county in a state of insurrection, March 7, 1870, and Caswell county, July 8, and sends militia into the disturbed counties under Colonel Kirk......July, 1870 Colonel Kirk arrests persons implicated in deeds of violence; writs of habeas corpus are issued by Chief-Justice Pearson, but Colonel Kirk refuses to produce four of his prisoners, July 16; during proceedings in the State and United States courts Governor Holden orders Colonel Kirk to obey the writs......Aug. 19, 1870 Governor Holden impeached of malfeasance in office, Dec. 14, 1870; convicted
North Carolina, One of the Atlantic States of the United States, is bounded north by Virginia, east by the Atlantic Ocean, with a coast-line of over 400 miles, southeast by the Atlantic Ocean, south by South Carolina and Georgia, west by South Carolina and Tennessee. It lies between lat. 33° 50′ and 36° 33′ N., and between long. 75° 27′ and 84° 20′ W. Area, 52,250 square miles, in ninety-six counties. Population, 1890, 1,617,947; 1900, 1,893,810. Capital, Raleigh. For first exploration d lay out a village called Charlestown, near the present site of Wilmington......May 29, 1665 Grant of March 20, 1663, enlarged and extended south to lat. 29°......June 30, 1665 [This enlarged grant comprised all North and South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, part of Florida and Missouri, nearly all of Texas, and a large portion of northern Mexico.] Governor Drummond dying, succeeded by Samuel Stephens......1667 Form of government for
bemarle county, and appoints William Drummond governor......1663 Several hundred persons, under Sir John Yeamans, land at the junction of Cape Fear River and Old Town Creek, and lay out a village called Charlestown, near the present site of Wilmington......May 29, 1665 Grant of March 20, 1663, enlarged and extended south to lat. 29°......June 30, 1665 [This enlarged grant comprised all North and South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, part of Florida and Missouri, nearly all of Texas, and a large portion of northern Mexico.] Governor Drummond dying, succeeded by Samuel Stephens......1667 Form of government for Carolina, known as fundamental constitutions, framed by John Locke, and amended by the Earl of Shaftesbury, partly put into operation, the first set bearing date......July 21, 1669 William Edmundson, a Quaker, sent out from Maryland by George Fox, preaches at the narrows of Perquimans River, where Hertford was afterwards
Brunswick, Me. (Maine, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-north-carolina
distributer, they compel him to take an oath not to distribute the stamped paper......1765 British ship-of-war Viper, Jacob Lobb captain, lying at anchor off Brunswick, seizes two merchant vessels, the Dobbs and Patience, from Philadelphia, showing clearance papers without stamps. Five hundred and eighty men under Col. Hugh Waddell, having secured the clearance papers from the collector of the port, proceed from Wilmington to Brunswick, and compel the release of the two vessels......Feb. 21, 1766 George A. Selwyn obtains from the crown large grants of land in Mecklenburg county, but the people prevent their survey......1766 Rev. Daniel Caldwell ight of forming a constitution and laws for this colony ......April 12, 1776 Nine hundred British, under Lord Cornwallis, land on General Howe's plantation in Brunswick, ravage and plunder it, May 12, and after burning some mills in the vicinity embark, having Governor Martin on board, and sail for Charleston......May 29, 1776
Rowan (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-north-carolina
11, 1835 Edward B. Dudley, first governor elected by the people, inaugurated......Jan. 1, 1837 United States branch mint at Charlotte begins operations......December, 1837 Raleigh and Gaston Railroad, incorporated in 1835, is completed......July 4, 1839 Raleigh and Wilmington Railroad, incorporated in 1833, completed and opened......March, 1840 George E. Badger, of North Carolina, Secretary of the Navy......March 5, 1841 Gold discovered on the lands of Andrew Troutman in Rowan county, afterwards known as Gold Hill......1842 William A. Graham, of North Carolina, Secretary of the Navy......July 22, 1850 Trinity College chartered and opened at Trinity College......1852 James C. Dobbin, Secretary of the Navy......March 7, 1853 Forts Caswell and Johnston, occupied by State troops unauthorized, Jan. 8, 1861, are ordered restored to the proper authorities by Governor Ellis......Jan. 12, 1861 Resolutions passed in the House, unanimously, declaring that in cas
Bentonville (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-north-carolina
erals under General Cox capture Fort Anderson......Feb. 18, 1865 Wilmington captured by General Schofield......Feb. 22, 1865 Battles at Wise's Forks, March 8, at Fayetteville and at Kingston......March 10, 1865 General Sherman occupies Fayetteville, March 12, and destroys the arsenal......March 14, 1865 Sherman crosses the Cape Fear River, March 15; Federals under General Slocum defeat Confederates under Hardee in the battle of Averasboro, March 16; Sherman defeats Johnston at Bentonville, March 19; the armies of Sherman, Terry, and Schofield join at Goldsboro, March 23; Boone, N. C., is captured by Stoneman......March 28, 1865 Stoneman defeats Confederates under Pemberton at Grant's Creek, and captures Salisbury......April 12, 1865 Raleigh occupied by General Sherman......April 13, 1865 Sherman and Johnston meet at Durham station, April 17; they sign an agreement for peace, April 18; it is rejected at Washington, April 21; General Grant arrives at Raleigh......Ap
Albemarle (Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-north-carolina
n others territory extending westward from the Atlantic Ocean between lat. 31° and 36°, which they call Carolina......March 20, 1663 Berkeley, governor of Virginia, visits Carolina, organizes a government for the northern part, calling it Albemarle county, and appoints William Drummond governor......1663 Several hundred persons, under Sir John Yeamans, land at the junction of Cape Fear River and Old Town Creek, and lay out a village called Charlestown, near the present site of Wilmington..eing appointed governor by the proprietors, succeeding him......June, 1680 Governor Jenkins dies and is succeeded by Henry Wilkinson......December, 1681 Seth Sothel, who had purchased the rights of Lord Clarendon, arrives as governor of Albemarle......1683 Fundamental constitutions, framed in 1669, are abrogated by the lords proprietors......April, 1693 Law passed by the General Assembly disfranchising all dissenters from any office of trust, honor, or profit......1704 First ch
Hampton Roads (Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-north-carolina
ark taken by Federals under General Butler and Commodore Stringham......Aug. 29, 1861 Union movement, soon after suppressed, begun by a convention in Hyde county, which declares independence of the State government, Oct. 12. A convention is called, which elects M. N. Taylor provisional governor, after declaring vacant all State offices......Nov. 18, 1861 Joint naval and military expedition against North Carolina under Flag-officer L. M. Goldsborough and General Burnside sails from Hampton Roads, January, 1862; engages in the battle of Roanoke Island, Feb. 8, and occupies Elizabeth City......Feb. 11, 1862 General Burnside defeats Confederate General Branch, and occupies Newbern. Federal loss, 100 killed, 500 wounded......March 14, 1862 Fort Macon surrenders to the Federals......April 26, 1862 Edward Stanley, commissioned by President Lincoln temporary governor of that part of North Carolina still under Federal control, arrives at Newbern......May 26, 1862 Battles at
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