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Abstracts from the State Gazette of North Carolina, 1787-1791, Volume #1

By: Raymond Parker Fouts, Pub. 1980, reprinted 2024, 174 pages, Index, 8 1/2" x 11", ISBN #978-1-63914-201-9.  This newspaper was located New Bern, NC which is a town located in Craven County, NC. which is in the eastern portion of the state.  Craven County is the parent county to: Carteret, Johnston, and New Hanover.  It is the second oldest town settled by Europeans in the State.  This area was first settled by the Palatines and Swiss immigrants.  Even though it was not officially created until 1710, settlers began arriving in the mid to late 1600's as adventurers leaving the Jamestown area started searching the wilderness for new lands and a natural bay on the northern shore of the Albemarle Sound was geographical and natural fit to solve this dilemma.  Newspaper abstracts are a wonderful source of genealogical information.  The author has included all pertinent genealogical information found within this newspaper such as: advertisements of articles for sale, sheriff's sales, grandy jury lists, legal notices, help wanted notices, Runaway slaves' notices, estate notices, wanted notices, marriage and death notices, letters remaining in the local post office.  These notices cover events, etc. happening in and around Craven County along with surrounding counties.  This is a veritable goldmine of heretofore unavailable information is now at hand that may not be available in any other form.