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Chapter 27

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History of North Carolina

The Lewis Publishing Company
Chicago and New York, 1919
Volume I by
R. D. W. Connor

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Vol. I

The following list of references makes no pretense to completeness; only a few titles are given which for their accessibility may be easily consulted, or for other reasons are of especial interest or importance. They are intended to be but little more than a list for parallel reading.


Carr, James O. (ed.): The Dickson Letters. 1911.

Clark, Walter (ed.): State Records of North Carolina. Vols. XI‑XXVI. 1895‑1906. (Continuation of Saunders: Colonial Records.)

Collections of the Georgia Historical Society. 2 V. 1840.

Grimes, J. Bryan: Abstract of North Carolina Wills. 1910.

Grimes, J. Bryan: North Carolina Wills and Inventories. 1912.

Hakluyt, Richard: Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation. 5 V. Edition of 1809.

Hathaway, J. R. B. (ed.): The North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register. Vols. I and II, and Nos. 1, 2, 3, of Vol. III. 1900‑1903.

MacDonald, William: Select Charters and other Documents illustrative of American History, 1606‑1775. 1899.

Salley, Alexander S.: Narratives of Early Carolina, 1650‑1708. (Original Narratives of Early American History, J. F. Jameson, editor.) 1911.

Saunders, William L. (ed.): The Colonial Records of North Carolina, Vols. I‑X. 1886‑1890.

Stevens, Benjamin Franklin (ed.): The Clinton-Cornwallis Controversy. 2 V. 1888.

Autobiographies, Travels, and Memoirs

Bartram, William: Travels Through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida. 1791.

 p504  Bassett, John S. (ed.): The Writings of Colonel William Byrd of Westover in Virginia Esqr. 1901.

Brickell, John: The Natural History of North Carolina. 1737. (J. Bryan Grimes, ed., 1910.)

Catesby, Mark: Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands. 1731.

Fanning, David: Narrative of His Adventures in North Carolina. Written by himself. 1861.

Lawson, John: The History of North Carolina. 1718 edition.

Lee, Henry: Memoirs of the War in the Southern Department. 1820.

Smyth, J. F. D.: A Tour of the United States of America, 2 V. 1784.

Stedman, C.: The History of the American War. 2 V. 1794.

Tarleton, Sir B.: History of the Campaign of 1780‑81. 1787.

Watson, Elkanah: Men and Times of the Revolution. 1856.


Alderman, E. A.: William Hooper.

Ashe, Samuel A'Court (ed.): Biographical History of North Carolina from Colonial Times to the Present. 8 V. 1905‑1917.

Caruthers, E. W.: Life and Character of Rev. David Caldwell. 1842.

Connor, R. D. W.: Cornelius Harnett: An Essay in North Carolina History. 1909.

Connor, R. D. W.: Revolutionary Leaders of North Carolina (John Harvey, Cornelius Harnett, Richard Caswell, Samuel Johnston.) (North Carolina State Normal and Industrial College Historical Publications, Number 2.) 1916.

Graham, William A.: General Joseph Graham and His Papers on North Carolina Revolutionary History. 1904.

Haywood, Marshall DeLancey: Governor William Tryon and His Administration in the Province of North Carolina, 1765‑1771. 1903.

Henderson, Archibald: Richard Henderson: the Authorship of the Cumberland Compact and the Founding of Nashville. (Tennessee Historical Magazine, Sept. 1916.)

 p505  MacLean, J. P.: Flora MacDonald in America. 1909.

McRee, Griffith J.: Life and Correspondence of James Iredell. 2 V. 1857.

Moore, M. H.: Sketches of the Pioneers of Methodism in North Carolina and Virginia. 1884.

Sabine, Lorenzo: Loyalists of the American Revolution. 2 V. 1864.

Stebbing, William: Sir Walter Raleigh. 1899.

Stevens, Henry: Thomas Hariot and his Associates. 1900.

Waddell, Alfred Moore: A Colonial Officer and His Times: A Biographical Sketch of Gen. Hugh Waddell. 1890.

North Carolina Booklet: Appearing in the North Carolina Booklet are a number of interesting biographies of this period, the following of men whose biographies do not appear in Ashe's "Biographical History of North Carolina": Bellamy, John D.: General Robert Howe (VII‑3); Connor, R. D. W.: Joseph Hewes and the Declaration of Independence (X‑3); Connor, R. D. W.: Sir Walter Raleigh and His Associates (XI‑3); Henderson, Archibald: The Creative Forces in Westward Expansion: Henderson and Boone (XIV‑3); Henderson, Archibald: Elizabeth Maxwell Steele (XII‑2); Henderson, Archibald: Isaac Shelby (XVI‑3); Hill, D. H.: Edward Moseley: Character Sketch (V‑3); Weeks, Stephen B.: Thomas Person (IX‑1).

County and Local History

Albertson, Catherine: In Ancient Albemarle. 1914.

Allen, W. C.: History of Halifax County. 1918.

Arthur, John Preston: Western North Carolina: A History from 1730 to 1913. 1914.

Arthur, John Preston: A History of Watauga County. 1915.

Cooper, Francis Hodges: Some Colonial History of Beaufort County (James Sprunt Historical Publications, 14‑2.)

King, Henry T.: Sketches of Pitt County, 1740‑1910. 1911.

Nash, Francis: Hillsboro, Colonial and Revolutionary. 1903.

Rumple, Jethro: A History of Rowan County. 1881 (Reprinted 1916.)

 p506  Tompkins, D. A.: History of Mecklenburg County. 2 V. 1903.

Waddell, Alfred Moore: A History of New Hanover County. Vol. I. 1909.

Winborne, Benjamin Brodie: The Colonial and State Political History of Hertford County. 1906.

Sprunt, James: Tales and Traditions of the Lower Cape Fear. 1896.

Sprunt, James: Chronicles of the Cape Fear River, 1660‑1916. 1916.

Bassett, John S.: The County of Clarendon. (North Carolina Booklet, II‑9.)

Brinson, S. M.: The Early History of Craven County. (North Carolina Booklet, X‑4.)

McNeely, Robert Ney: Union County and the Old Waxhaw Settlement. (North Carolina Booklet, XII‑1.)

Nash, Francis: The History of Orange County. (North Carolina Booklet, X‑2.)

Nixon, Alfred: The History of Lincoln County. (North Carolina Booklet, IX‑3.)

General Histories

Ashe, Samuel A'Court: History of North Carolina, Vol. I. 1908.

Bancroft, George: History of the United States. 6 V.

Hawks, Francis L.: History of North Carolina. 2 V. 1857.

Haywood, John: Civil and Political History of Tennessee. 1823.

Hill, Daniel Harvey: Young People's History of North Carolina. 1907.

McCrady, Edward: The History of South Carolina under the Proprietary Government. 1897.

McCrady, Edward: The History of South Carolina under the Royal Government, 1719‑1776. 1899.

McCrady, Edward: The History of South Carolina in the Revolution, 1775‑1780. 1902.

McCrady, Edward: The History of South Carolina in the Revolution, 1780‑1783. 1902.

Martin, Francis Xavier: The History of North Carolina. 2 V. 1829.

Moore, John W.: History of North Carolina. 2 V. 1880.

Phelan, James: History of Tennessee. 1888.

Ramsay, J. G.: Annals of Tennessee. 1860.

 p507  Wheeler, John H.: Historical Sketches of North Carolina from 1584 to 1851. 1851.

Williamson, Hugh: A History of North Carolina. 2 V. 1812.

Winsor, Justin: Narrative and Critical History of America. 8 V. 1889.

Histories of Special Topics and Periods​a

Bassett, J. S.: The Constitutional Beginnings of North Carolina, 1663‑1729. (Johns Hopkins University Studies. 12th Series, No. III.) 1894.

Bassett, John S.: Landholding in Colonial North Carolina. (Trinity College Historical Papers, Series II.) 1898.

Bassett, John S.: The Regulators of North Carolina, 1765‑1771. (Report of the American Historical Association, 1894.)

Bassett, John S.: Slavery and Servitude in the Colony of North Carolina. (Johns Hopkins University Studies, 14th Series, Nos. IV‑V.)

Bernheim, G. D.: History of the German Settlements and of the Lutheran Church in North and South Carolina. 1872.

Bernheim, G. D. and Cox, George A.: History of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod and Ministerium of North Carolina. 1902.

Biggs, Joseph: History of the Kehukee Baptist Association. 1830.

Bond, Beverly W., Jr.: The Quit Rent System in the American Colonies. 1919.

Branson, E. C. (ed.): County Government and County Affairs in North Carolina. 1919.

Cheshire, Joseph B.: How Our Church Came to North Carolina. (The Spirit of Missions, LXXXIII‑5.)

Clewell, John Henry: History of Wachovia in North Carolina. 1902.

Connor, Henry G.: The Granville Estate and North Carolina. (University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 62‑9.)

Connor, Henry G., and Cheshire, John B., Jr.: The Constitution of North Carolina Annotated. 1911.

Cooke, William D. (ed.): Revolutionary History of North Carolina. 1853.

Draper, Lyman C.: King's Mountain and Its Heroes. 1881.

 p508  Faust, Albert Bernhardt: The German Element in the United States. 2 V. 1909.

Fiske, John: Old Virginia and Her Neighbours. 2 V. 1897.

Fiske, John: New France and New England. 1902.

Fiske, John: The American Revolution. 2 V. 1896.

Fitch, William Edward: Some Neglected History of North Carolina. 1914.

Foote, William Henry: Sketches of North Carolina: Historical and Biographical. 1846; 1912.

Frothingham, Richard: The Rise of the Republic of the United States. 1872.

Graham, George W.: The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, May 20, 1775, and Lives of Its Signers. 1905.

Greene, Francis Vinson: The Revolutionary War and the Military Policy of the United States. 1911.

Grimes, J. Bryan: The Great Seal of North Carolina, 1666‑1909. (Publications of the North Carolina Historical Commission, Bulletin No. 5.)

Grissom, W. L.: History of Methodism in North Carolina from 1772 to the Present Time. 2 V. 1905.

Hanna, Charles A.: The Scotch-Irish. 2 V. 1902.

Historic Sketch of the Reformed Church in North Carolina. 1908.

Hoyt, William Henry: The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. 1907.

Hughson, S. C.: The Carolina Pirates and Colonial Commerce. (Johns Hopkins University Studies. Series XII. Nos. 2 to 7.)

Jones, Jo. Seawell: A Defense of the Revolutionary History of the State of North Carolina. 1834.

Knight, Edgar W.: Public School Education in North Carolina. 1916.

Lossing, Benson J.: Pictorial Field Book of the Revolution. 2 V. 1851.

MacLean, J. P.: Scotch-Highlanders in America. 1900.

McPherson, O. M. (Compiler): Indians of North Carolina. (Senate Document No. 677, 63d Congress, 3rd Session.) 1915.

Mooney, James: Myths of the Cherokee. (Nineteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology, Part I, pp11‑576.) 1898.

 p509  Moore, James H.: Defence of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. 1908.

Parkman, Francis: Montcalm and Wolfe. 2 V. 1903.

Raper, Charles Lee: North Carolina: A Study in English Colonial Government. 1904.

Raper, Charles Lee: Church and Private Schools in North Carolina. 1898.

Roosevelt, Theodore: The Winning of the West. 6 V. 1903.

Royce, Charles C.: The Cherokee Nation of Indians. (Fifth Report of the Bureau of Ethnology, pp129‑378.) 1883‑84.

Schenck, David: North Carolina, 1780‑81. 1889.

Sikes, Enoch Walter: The Transition of North Carolina from Colony to Commonwealth. 1898.

Smith, Charles Lee; The History of Education in North Carolina. 1888.

Stewart, S. A.: Court System of North Carolina Before the Revolution. (Trinity College Historical Papers, Series IV.) 1900.

Weeks, Stephen B.: The Religious Development in the Province of North Carolina. (Johns Hopkins University Studies, Tenth Series, Nos. V‑VI.) 1892.

Weeks, Stephen B.: Church and State in North Carolina. (Johns Hopkins University Studies, Eleventh Series, Nos. V‑VI.) 1893.

Weeks, Stephen B.: The Press of North Carolina in the Eighteenth Century. 1891.

Weeks, Stephen B.: Southern Quakers and Slavery. 1896.

Williams, C. B.: History of the Baptists in North Carolina. 1901.

North Carolina Booklet: MacRae, James C.: The Highland-Scotch Settlement in North Carolina (IV‑10); McKelway, A. J.: The Scotch-Irish of North Carolina (IV‑11); Cheshire, Joseph B.: First Settlers in North Carolina, Not Religious Refugees (V‑4); Dillard, Richard: St. Paul's Church, Edenton, and Its Associations (V‑1); Nash, Frank: The Continental Line of North Carolina (XVII‑3); Ashe, S. A.: Our Own Pirates (II‑2); McCorkle, Mrs. L. A.: Was Alamance the First Battle of the Revolution (III‑7); Haywood, Marshall DeLancey: Number of North Carolinians in the Revolutionary War (XIV‑5); Clark, Walter: North Carolina  p510 in South America (The Cartagena Expedition) (IV‑6); Graham, William A.: Battle of Ramsaur's Mill (IV‑2); Hill, D. H.: Greene's Retreat (I‑7); Clark, Walter: Indian Massacre and Tuscarora War, 1711‑13 (II‑3); Noble, M. C. S.: The Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge (III‑11); Ashe, S. A.: Rutherford's Expedition Against the Indians, 1776 (IV‑8); Waddell, Alfred M.: North Carolina in the French and Indian War (VII‑1); Boyd, William K.: The Battle of King's Mountain (VIII‑4); King, Clyde L.: Military Organizations of North Carolina During the American Revolution (VIII‑1); Carr, J. O.: The Battle of Rockfish Creek (VI‑3); Raper, Charles Lee; The Finances of the North Carolina Colonists (VII‑2); Raper, Charles Lee: Social Life in Colonial North Carolina (III‑5); Pittman, Thomas M.: Industrial Life in Colonial Carolina (VII‑1); Poe, Clarence: Indians, Slaves, and Tories: Our 18th Century Legislation Regarding Them (IX‑1); Holladay, Alexander Q.: Social Conditions in Colonial North Carolina (III‑10); Grimes, J. Bryan: Some Notes on Colonial North Carolina, 1700‑1750 (V‑2); Smith, Charles Lee: Schools in Colonial Times (VII‑4); Haywood, Marshall DeLancey: The Story of Queen's College, or Liberty Hall in the Province of North Carolina (XI‑3); Weeks, Stephen B.: Pre-Revolutionary Printers of North Carolina: Davis, Steuart, and Boyd (XV‑2); Davis, Junius: Locke's Fundamental Constitution (VII‑1); Battle, Kemp P.: The Lords Proprietors of Carolina (IV‑1); Sikes, E. W.: Our First Constitution, 1776 (VII‑2); Dillard, Richard: The Historic Tea Party of Edenton (I‑4); Waddell, A. M.: The Stamp Act on the Cape Fear (I‑3); Pittman, Thomas M.: The Revolutionary Congresses of North Carolina (II‑6); McKoy W. B.: Incidents of the Early and Permanent Settlement of the Cape Fear (VII‑3); Boyd, William K.: Early Relations of North Carolina and the West (VII‑3); Clark, Walter: The Colony of Transylvania (III‑9); Nash, Francis: The Borough Towns of North Carolina (VI‑2).

James Sprunt Historical Publications: Rand, James Hall: North Carolina Indians (XII‑2); Oliver, David D.: The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in the Province of North Carolina (IX‑1); Nash, Frank: The North Carolina Constitution of 1776 and Its Makers  p511 (II‑2); Guess, William Conrad: County Government in Colonial North Carolina (II‑1); Whitaker, Bessie Lewis: The Provincial Council and Committees of Safety in North Carolina (No. 8); Alderman, Ernest H.: The North Carolina Colonial Bar (XIII‑1); Cooke, C. S.: The Governor, Council and Assembly in Royal North Carolina (XII‑1); Coulter, E. Merton: The Granville District (13‑1); Morgan, L. N.: Land Tenure in Proprietary North Carolina (12‑1); Nixon, Joseph R.: German Settlers in Lincoln County and Western North Carolina (11‑2).

Thayer's Note:

a And by way of an addendum, the following are also onsite:

Rankin, Hugh F.: North Carolina in the American Revolution. (Historical Publications Section, Division of Historical Resources, Office of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 1959.)

Rankin, Hugh F.: The Pirates of Colonial North Carolina. (Historical Publications Section, Division of Historical Resources, Office of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 1960.)

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