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Edgecombe County, North Carolina, History of.


By: Kelly Turner and John Bridgers, Orig. pub. 1920, reprinted 1997, 544 pages, New Index, Hard Cover, ISBN #0-89308-493-X.

After many years, this book is finally available with a New Index, which makes its use for research at possibility. This book is not too different from other county history books of this era. With such topics as trade and transportation, labor, farming, politics, and race relations - all important in the development of the county - are carefully discussed. This type of county history book can help one develop ideas or paths to those missing ancestors by showing the customs and traditions of the local residents. A particular useful feature of this book is the extensive biographical information included. This volume contains more than 198 biographical sketches, included in which are some 2,000 additional family members. Also found in this nook are the names of some 7,000 other persons prominent in the early history of this county.