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Chowan (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-north-carolina
tors, 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 church in North Carolina built in Chowan county......1705 Lords proprietors grant to Christopher, Baron de Graaffenreidt, 10,000 acres of land on the Neuse and Cape Fear rivers in 1709. About 15,000 Swiss and a large number of Palatines follow the Baron and settle at the confluence of the Trent and Neuse, calling the town Newbern......December, 1710 One hundred and twelve persons, principally settlers on the Roanoke and Chowan, are massacred by the Tuscaroras and other allied Indian tribes......Sept. 22, 1711 Militia of Nort
Fort Fisher (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-north-carolina
of Albemarle Sound; the Sassacus defeats the Confederate ram Albemarle......May 5, 1864 Confederate ram Albemarle blown up by Lieutenant Cushing at Plymouth......Oct. 27, 1864 Plymouth recaptured by Commodore Macomb......Oct. 31, 1864 Fort Fisher bombarded by Admiral Porter, Dec. 24, and an attack by General Butler and Admiral Porter successfully repulsed......Dec. 25, 1864 Fort Fisher captured by Admiral Porter and General Terry......Jan. 15, 1865 Federals under General Cox captFort Fisher captured by Admiral Porter and General Terry......Jan. 15, 1865 Federals 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
Kingston, N. Y. (New York, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-north-carolina
2 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 Kingston, Dec. 14, White Hall, Dec. 16, and Goldsboro......Dec. 17, 1862 The James City lands settled by negroes......1862 [After the war claimed by James A. Bryan, to whom they were awarded by the Supreme Court. Militia had to be called out to pAdmiral Porter and General Terry......Jan. 15, 1865 Federals 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 o
Alamance (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-north-carolina
n......June 25, 1868 Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution 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 Hold
......March 22, 1871 Eight amendments to the constitution ratified by the people, one for biennial meetings of the legislature......Aug. 7, 1873 Act passed for amnesty and pardon to members of secret or other organizations known as Heroes of America, Loyal Union League, Red Strings, Constitutional Union Guards, Whitebrother, Invisible Empire, Ku-klux klan, North Carolina State troops, North Carolina militia, and Jayhawkers......1873 Chang and Eng, the Siamese twins, born at Bangesau, Siam, April 15, 1811, die at their home, near Mount Airy......Jan. 17, 1874 Local option law passed......1874 Gov. Tod R. Caldwell dies at Hillsboro, and is succeeded by Lieut.-Gov. Curtis H. Brogden......July 17, 1874 Shaw University at Raleigh chartered......1875 Act changing the day for State elections passed......1875 Bureau of agriculture, immigration, and statistics established......1875 Constitutional convention meets at Raleigh, Sept. 6; adjourns Oct. 12. Constitution ra
Elizabeth (Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-north-carolina
by the people, and the new State is reabsorbed......September, 1787 William Blount, Richard Dobbs, Spaight, and Hugh Williamson sign the Constitution of the United States as representatives from North Carolina......Sept. 17, 1787 State convention fixes the seat of government at Wake Court-house, now Raleigh......1788 North Carolina ratifies the Constitution of the United States by a vote of 193 to 75......Nov. 21, 1789 Dismal Swamp Canal, uniting the waters of Pasquotank and Elizabeth rivers, incorporated......1790 As authorized by act of the General Assembly of 1789, Samuel Johnston and Benjamin Hawkins, Senators from North Carolina, execute a deed to the United States in the words of the cession act of 1784, Feb. 25, 1790; Congress accepts it......April 2, 1790 General Assembly meets at the new city of Raleigh......Dec. 20, 1794 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, chartered in 1789, opened......Feb. 13, 1795 Col. James Glasgow, Secretary of State, tri
North Dakota (North Dakota, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-north-carolina
ace at Elizabeth City; and incorporating a soldiers' home for needy Confederate soldiers at Camp Russell, near Raleigh. Session begins Jan. 8 and closes......March 9, 1891 Gov. Daniel G. Fowle dies suddenly of apoplexy at Raleigh, April 7, and Lieut. Gov. Thomas Holt is sworn in......April 8, 1891 Southern inter-State exposition opens at Raleigh......Oct. 1, 1891 Ex-Gov. William Worth Holden dies at Raleigh, aged seventy-four......March 1, 1892 Col. L. L. Polk, president of the National Farmers' Alliance, dies at Washington, D. C.......June 11, 1892 Attempted lynching at Bakersville; eleven of the sheriff's posse killed......Jan. 4, 1893 New State seal ordered......1893 Zebulon B. Vance, United States Senator, dies at Washington, aged sixty-four......April 14, 1894 Race riots at Wilmington......Nov. 10, 1898 The Dismal Swamp opened......Oct. 14, 1899 Amendment to the constitution regulating the suffrage went into effect......July 1, 1901 North Dakota
Bakersville (Maryland, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-north-carolina
ce at Elizabeth City; and incorporating a soldiers' home for needy Confederate soldiers at Camp Russell, near Raleigh. Session begins Jan. 8 and closes......March 9, 1891 Gov. Daniel G. Fowle dies suddenly of apoplexy at Raleigh, April 7, and Lieut. Gov. Thomas Holt is sworn in......April 8, 1891 Southern inter-State exposition opens at Raleigh......Oct. 1, 1891 Ex-Gov. William Worth Holden dies at Raleigh, aged seventy-four......March 1, 1892 Col. L. L. Polk, president of the National Farmers' Alliance, dies at Washington, D. C.......June 11, 1892 Attempted lynching at Bakersville; eleven of the sheriff's posse killed......Jan. 4, 1893 New State seal ordered......1893 Zebulon B. Vance, United States Senator, dies at Washington, aged sixty-four......April 14, 1894 Race riots at Wilmington......Nov. 10, 1898 The Dismal Swamp opened......Oct. 14, 1899 Amendment to the constitution regulating the suffrage went into effect......July 1, 1901 North Dakota
Fort Macon (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-north-carolina
s 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 Kingston, Dec. 14, White Hall, Dec. 16, and Goldsboro......Dec. 17, 1862 The James City lands settled by negroes......1862 [After the war claimed by James A. Bryan, to whom they were awarded by the Supreme Court. Militia had to be called out to put him in
Raleigh (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-north-carolina
rthouse of Wake, where now stands the city of Raleigh......June, 1781 Tories under Col. Hector ed in 1835, is completed......July 4, 1839 Raleigh and Wilmington Railroad, incorporated in 1833and captures Salisbury......April 12, 1865 Raleigh occupied by General Sherman......April 13, 18ashington, April 21; General Grant arrives at Raleigh......April 24, 1865 Gen. J. E. Johnston suAug. 26, 1867 Conservative mass-meeting at Raleigh define their aim to ward off the dangers whiccts of Congress by General Canby assembles at Raleigh, Jan. 14; frames a constitution and adjourns,...1875 Constitutional convention meets at Raleigh, Sept. 6; adjourns Oct. 12. Constitution rat Daniel G. Fowle dies suddenly of apoplexy at Raleigh, April 7, and Lieut. Gov. Thomas Holt is swor1 Southern inter-State exposition opens at Raleigh......Oct. 1, 1891 Ex-Gov. William Worth Holden dies at Raleigh, aged seventy-four......March 1, 1892 Col. L. L. Polk, president of the Nat[11 more...]
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