By Harry R. Mathis
Published by Coble Press,
Oxford, NC, 1964. Navy Blue hardcover with gilt lettering and gilt map on front. Map endpapers. 344 pages. Many black & white photographs. Minor bumps to head and foot of spine and tiny chips to corners. Clean and tight inside. Table of Contents says (1) The Exploration of the Area: Laying the Dividing Line Between N.C. & Virginia in 1728; A Description of the Indians in 1728; and William Byrd's Journey to the Land of Eden in 1733. (2) The Settlement of the Area; (3) The Civil War Era; (4) The Indians of Person County; (5) The Turn of the Century; (6) Education; (7) A History of the Town of Virgilina; (8) Civic, Literary, and Fraternal Organizations, including: History of the Virgilina Ruritan Club and Virgilina Volunteer Fire Dept., History of the Old Oak Hill Com. Club, History of American Legion Post No. 337, The Virgilina Masonic Lodge No. 248, Adoniram Masonic Lodge No. 149, Virgilina Woodmen of the Word Camp No. 102, Bethel Hill Woman's Club and History of the Virgilina Woman's Club; (9) Outstanding Leaders of the Area, including: Capt. William M. Tuck, Richard Sizemore, Robert Thomas Smith, Stephen P. Pool, Alfred Owen King, Oscar Littleton Chapman, Millard F. Willard, Joseph Edward Ragland, Rev. Giles N. Crowder, Sam P. Bagby, William C. Slate, Richard Francis Tuck, Sam J. Callaway, Caleb J. Robertson, Sue J. Robertson, Reuben Stanley Hite, Gailard O. Tuck, H. Wise Loftis, Prof. Thomas Wilborn, Capt. Edward Tuck, R. E. Amis, Alfred Hayes, Dr. S. Robert Jordan, William D. Gregory, Alonzo Lycurgeus Jones, Dr. Alvah P. Bohannan, Dr. John W. Tuck, Dr. J.L. Sanford, Dr. William T. Pollard, Dr. Henry W. Poore, Dr. William Thomas, Dr. George M. Bell, Joseph Thomas Currin, Joseph Adams Watkins, Reuben T. Eakes, Fred Lamp, Dr. William Merritt, Dr. J. A. Beam, Aubrey L. Brooks, and Dr. George W. Joyner; (10) Histories of the Churhes of the Area, including: Grassy Creek Baptist, Oak Hill Presbyterian, Olive Branch Baptist, Aaron's Creek Baptist, Mountain Creek Baptist, Grace Baptist, Florence Avenue Baptist, Nelson Baptist, Hitesburg Baptist, High View Baptist, and The Negro Baptist Churches; (11) Outstanding Preachers of the Area, including: Rev. James Reed, Rev. Thomas Vass, Rev. Reuben Picket, Rev. James King, Rev. John E. Montague, Rev. Robert Henry Marsh, Rev. Patrick H. Fontaine, Rev. William M. Hudson, Rev. William T. Creath, Rev. James H. Gordon, Rev. Charles E. Newman, Rev. Edwin R. Harris, Rev. Jackson U. Teague, Rev. Joe B. Currin, and Rev. Edward W. Green. This is not all the names and places contained in this wonderful book full of information.
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