The County of Warren, North Carolina, 1586-1917

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UNC Press Books, 2002 - History - 282 pages
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This is the story of a region at once representative and unique in the history of Southern culture, which was from its earliest colonial beginnings a focus of strength, intellect, and proud individuality.



Warren County, North Carolina, heart of the Roanoke Region, early built for grace and vigor. It bred people who were great in the affairs of the state and the nation. Resolutely it fought for freedom from England, was a harbor of antebellum grace and vigor, sent its sons into the forefront of Civil War battles, weathered Reconstruction's woes, and strove to sustain its ancient tradition of greatness while keeping step with modernity in the world.



Here are remembered the beginnings in a primitive wilderness, the pioneer region that grew into a rich empire of luxury and intellectualism, the county that weathered disasters and won deserved rewards. The events of its life as a locality, with the men and women who created those events, are here retold. Warren County's special record of mannered culture and robust folkways, its parade of hunters, builders, scholars, statesmen, soldiers, belles and beaux, wits and merrymakers, its progress and change as noted in five different centuries, are set forth from authentic sources.

 

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Contents

1 As It Was in the Beginning
3
2 The Settlers
16
3 No Tories in Bute
31
4 The Brave New Name
44
5 Building the County
55
6 The Strong Grow Great
67
7 Lords of the Roanoke Region
80
8 Golden Days
94
15 Better Times
174
16 Shake Off Your Lethargy
187
17 The Gay and Grave Nineties
197
18 Still Makers of History
208
Taxables of Warren County 1781
219
Heads of Warren County Families 1790
237
Members of the North Carolina Assembly from Warren County
253
Clerks of the Court Sheriffs and Registers of Deeds of Warren County
258

9 Anniversary Decade
105
10 Full Bloom
116
11 Just Before the Battle
128
12 The Tragic Years
140
13 Reconstruction
150
14 Troubles and Triumphs
163
Post Offices and Postmasters in Warren County 18271957
260
Governors and Members of Congress from Warren County
265
List of Patrons
267
Index
275
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