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HISTORY OF THE ALBEMARLE ■
When Sound and River Were Trade Routes
By J. L. WIGGINS j
Sixty miles almost due East from
Edenton along the parallel of the 36th
degree or latitude, entirisly over the
waters of Albemarle Sound, we find
land at the north end of Roanoke
where the amber hued waters of the
Dismal Swamp join the tawny tides
of the Roanoke, was- the beginning of
America. From there in 1584 Ama
das and Barlow carried such glowing
descriptions of the land back to Eng
land that Queen Elizabeth named the
land Virginia in honor of herself "The
Virgin Queen of England” and it was
from this shrine that Sir Walter Ra
leigh, although baffled in his efforts
to plant the English race upon this
continent, he yet called into existence
a.spirit of enterprise which first gave
Virginia and then North America to
the English race and perpetuated En
glish civilization and Christianty in
the New World.
There we know the first Americans
by name Manteo and Wanchese.
There: was the first sacrificial blood
spilled in the formative period of our
country’s history when the sands of
the Roanoke drank up the blood of
the fifteen colonists Sir Richard Gran
ville left on the island in 1686, they
having been slain by the Indians and
Governor John White only found their
bleaching bones in 1587. There also,
was bom Virginia Dare, the first
white child of English parentage on
the American Continent, followed by
the first religious ceremony recorded
when Manteo, the Indian, was bap
tised August 13, 1587. and Virginia
Dare on August 15. Then to be fol- 1
lowed bv the tragedy of the lost col
ony. What a loss ? This missing link
would have filled pages of American
history which we so much crave.
There is a vital connection between
the lost colony of Roanoke and the
first permanent settlement of America
at Jamestown which occurred in 1607,
twenty years later. In 1622, fifteen
years after Capt. John Smith and his
party landed at Jamestown, history
records that John Pory went overland
from Jamestown to the headwaters of
the tributaries of the Chowan River,
and reaching the Chowan he drifted
down to a land which we know as the
Albemarle. In the next few years
Pory was followed by many settlers
who came as he did from Jamestown
and these hardy men and women built
themselves humble homes and started
If I possessed the powers of des
cription and writing of historic works
such as Gilbert Parker, Sabatina and
James Boyd, I could visualize a scene
and the setting for the writing of a
book and draw a pen picture of the
happenings in the early days of the
settlement of our country and give
as a title to this book, “The Birth of
BAD BREATH, EVEN ONIONS',
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Road, Albemarle Court and receive
money at home addressing enve
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25,000 miles. Price $1,225. See at
903 North Broad Street. Pfc. Un
FISHING BOATS FOR RENT—
Easily accessible. SI.OO per .day.
J. L. Williams. Route 2, near Mil
ton Creek leading out to Yeopim
FOR SALE—GE VACUUM CLEAN
er. Cost, new SIOO, used 1 month.
Will sacrifice for ha'f price. Ideal
for Christmas gift. Phone 240-J.
NOTICE—FOR ASPHALT PAVING
of driveways, see V* D. Foster, %
Dickerson Corp., Creswell, N. C.
Free estimates. Novl2,l9pd
HOUSE TRAILER—I 947 STREAM
lite, good condition. Sleeps 4; bar
gain, must sell at once. Robert
Muter, Leary’s Trailer Park, Eden
ton, N. C., pHone 416-W.
SPINET! SPINET! SPINET!
You may have this beautiful Spinet
piano on terms by the month or by
the year. Don’t miss this wonder
ful bargain. We finance. If inter
ested, write F. B. Merritt, Route 4,
Salisbury. N. C.
WANTED—WHY WORRY ABOUT
Athlete’s Foot, Boils, Bums. Itch,
Eczema, Impetigo, Pimples, Peorias
sis, Ringworm or any known skin
disease. Ask druggist^ab^t
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SINGER SEWING MACHINES—
New Singer machines may be pur
» chased for as low as $94.50. Bud
get terms. Liberal trade-ins. Sing
er. Sewing Machine Centra, 606 East
i Old Albemarle.” Before we knew
l anything of a State line between Vir- •
i ginia and North Carolina which was
1 surveyed in the early part of the 18th _
3 century (1728) by a commission head- !
3 ed by Col. William Byrd of Virginia
i and a similar commission headed by
f Col. William Mosely of North Caro
- lina. '
Picture Begins In 1640 \
’ This section of Country known as j
J Albemarle extended from the Albe- f
marie Sound and Roanoke River on
* the South side of the James River on
the North side and from the Atlantic
1 to the Pacific Ocean, east and west.
| I would begin my picture in the 1640’s
| or 50’s with a colonial Adam and Eve
! back yonder on the unhealthy and pest
’ ridden Island at Jamestown, Virginia,
governed by the tyrannical Sir Wil
-1 liam Berkley of whom Charles II said
that he had put to death for fancied
i wrongs in that barren Virginia coun
try, more people than he had in Eng
land for the beheading of his father, ,
’ Charles the first. This Adam and Eve
were the pioneers of the people I
would paint, all of whom were imbued I
with the spirit of freedom, and who
were the forbearers of the ancestral
and colonial families of Old Albe
They, learning from the Indians of
( a land of plenty further South where
the forest teemed with game and the
streams with fish, and where cattle
could graze on in the open all winter,
decided to move, crossing the James
River to the south shore to what is
now Surry and Isle of Wight coun
ties, Virginia. They moved on over
land to the headwater strea/ns to Cho
wan River, these tributaries being the
Weyanoke. Nottoway and Meherrin
Rivers. There were no roads, only
simple Indian trails, and for that rea
son when they reached these rivers
they built for themselves crude boats
and rafts and placing on them what
ever possessions they may have ac
cumulated, they were carried down
these streams by the current and set
tled along the banks of these various
rivers and sounds.
Chowan Once Thoroughfare
In those days this beautiful Chowan
River upon and around which so much
history has been built and is to my
mind the prettiest river in the Unit
ed States, probably with the excep
tion of one, the Hudson, was the bear
er of all of our travel and commerce.
It was then a hearer of com- ioree but
since the modern and rapid means of
travel and communication have come
into existence, they had become a har
rier of commerce until in 1927 the
Chowan River Bridge between the
Enroeror and Eden House was built,
under the administration of Governor
A. W. McLean and in 1938 the Al
bemarle Sound bridge between Sandy
, MAKE THE CHILDREN HAPPY
; 1 harvesting Chinquapins in your
backyard. Two 1% to 2 ft. Bear
, ing Size Trees for only $4.35, Post
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Catalog in color, offering complete
assortment Fruit Trees, Nut Trees,
, Berry Plants, Grape Vines, and Or
namental Plant Material. Salespeo
ple wanted. Waynesboro Nurseries,
Waynesboro, Virginia. . Novl3c
FOR SALE—BLACK HEAD CON
tool for turkeys. Sulmet for chick
ens. Cod liver oil, lump charcoal,
roost paint and lice powder, baby
chicks. Special prices on large or
ders. Halsey Feed & Seed Store,
“The Checkerboard Store.” tfc
i FOR SALE—MAPLE BED WITH
coil spring and mattress. Mrs. Krell.
Phone 411-J. Novl2pd
SALESMEN W ANTED AVAI-
LabIe at once—Good Rawleigh busi-
I ness in Chowan County. Selling ex
perience not necessary. Opportuni
ty for large earnings. Car neces
sary. Write Rawleigh’s Dept NCK
-310-TT, Richmond, Va.
; EWING MACHINE REPAIRS—
' on all makes. Free estimates in
advance. We will loan you a ma
: chine while yours is being repaired.
Singer Sewing Center, 606 East
Main Street, Elizabeth City, N. C.,
phone 4306. Nov*tfc
; WANTED SA LESM AN - FOR
Edenton territory. Must live in or
around town. Must be white, 21
years of age and married preferred.
Write or call in person, Singer Sew
. ing Machine Co., 605 E. Main Street,
J Elizabeth City. Novs-12c
■ FOR SALE—USED OIL BURNERS
and floor furnaces, guaranteed at a
’ give-away price. ' Edenton Ice Co.,
: APARTMENTS FOR RENT l-
Mmediate possession. Mrs. Frank V.
■ White, phone 574-W.
| FOR SALE—LOVELf, LUXURIOUS
rolling home. Can-be yoirs for $2,-
600 leu than it costs. liberty 84-
foot trailer. Two bedrooms, com
• plete bath, modem kitchen and liv
ing room. Rent money goes down
t the drain. Easy terms. See to ap
, predate. Call Edenton 70*J.
THE CHOWAN HERALD EDENTON. N. CL. THPBSDAT NOVEMBER 12, 1953.
Point and Leonards Point was con-|
structed under the administration of
Governor Clyde R. Hoey.
On Friday, November 13, at 7:30j;
P. M., a game party will be given at
the Brown-Carver Library, Edenton, '
for the benefit of the Hospital Au- 1
xiliary baby contest. Proceeds are to
be divided among all the baby con
testants. Numerous prizes are avail-!
able for the lucky persons.
Chowanoke Council, No. 54, Degree;
of Pocahontas, will meet Friday night
at 8 o’clock in the Red Men hall. Mrs. I
Virginia Barfield, Pocahontas, is es- 1 .
pecially anxious for all members to i
MStgUr: -v- > .
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I t&tfo&A FRYERS 1
PORK SAUSAGE ... 43c / Lb AC* I
" FRESH PICNICS u. 39c y V
DELICIOUS FINE FLAVORED^—7 INCH CUT / W \ J
RIB ROAST “ tG "j; <wl 49c “-NS** 59c (
GROUND FRESH FROM LEAN WESTERN BEEF I WgV / PACKED IN SEALED
GROUND BEEF.... u 33c TJ CONTAINERS
STEWING BEEF » OYSTERS
HgjgjU j tVI J •ESQm/BP** s “ 79c
U.S. NO. 1 WHITE ,89c |
Potatoes 10 ~25c
LARGE YELLOW GOLDEN RIPE
Bananas... 2 -* 25c
LARGE FULL OF JUICE FLORIDA
Grapefruit.. 4 25c
SomsUvdak J'Jwyin Jjta&h (baity JoodA
BABY GREEN LIMAS . . p£ 19c ARMOUR'S Cloverbloom BUTTER fX 40c
FORDHOOK LIMAS 19e GRADE A LARGE EGGS 73c
I WHOLE KERNEL CORN «... 19c SEALTEST COTTAGE CHEESE . . . 25c
CHOPPED SPINACH ¥£■ 15c BALLARD'S BISCUITS 2 <*» 27c
TENDER GREEN PEAS 2 35c WIS. MED. SHARP CHEESE ....<& 59c
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! SAVE DURING OUR BIG MANAGERS AND CLERKS SALE—PLANTATION
POTTED MEAT 2 • 10c
LOOK AT THIS LOW PRICE ON EARLY JUNE VARIETY
JONRITE PEAS -10 c
SPECIAL LOW PRICE—DELICIOUS REDGATE
PORK and BEANS ... -10 c
SPECIAL LOW PRICE—VITAMIN ENRICHED REDGATE
TOMATO JUICE ' -10 c
SPECIAL LOW PRICE—STOCK UP TODAY—GOLDEN
CREAM CORN REDGATE B B 10c
REDEEM YOUR PROCTOR AND GAMBLE COUPONS AT COLONIAL
TIDE £ 62c DUZ 157 c
I M 1., ALL PRICES IN THIS AD EFFECTIVE
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OSTERIZER ADVERTISED ON '
Regular $42.95 Valua / I NANCY CARTER'S "TV COOK BOOK"
AkMV 594 OO I Southern Gold Margarine 2 lw. 45c
only 4Ballard's Flour 5 ttt 52c
WITH Cloverleaf Dry Milk . . . . 19c
v/1 Knox GelaHn 2Zc
'McCormick Pepper . . . . 21c
j | Vets* Question Box |
Q —l’m a World War II veteran
! and I’ve just finished a course in
television repair under the original
GI Bill. I have some entitlement left,
and I’d like to enroll in a business
course. Would this be possible?
I A—No. Under the World War II
j Bill, once a veteran completes or dis
continues a course, he’s not permit
ted to begin another one.
Q —Does' the law require me to
mak 3 a down payment, if I buy a
house with a GI loan?
A —The law does not require a
down payment. However, your lend- 1
er has the right to ask for one, if •
he chooses to do so.
Q —l’ve been in service since 1941,
and I expect to be discharged in the
near future. Would I be allowed to
train under the World War II GI Bill,
evpn though the cut-off date passed
A —Yes. The July 25,, 1951 cut-off
date applied only to veterans dis
charged before July 25, 1947. You
would be permitted to start training
under the World War II GI Bill, but
you should keep in mind that the pro
gram ends for nearly all veterans on
July 25, 1956.
Foreign-bom citizens of this coun
try have no other country.
A propagandist is usually a man
■ who seeks to becloud the truth.
F AT BYRUM’S
Nov. 27-Nov. 28