ISBN: 9781411632660     Genre: Historical Fiction

Early explorers went in search of a “Fountain of Youth” only to come back disappointed. It was hidden from their view by a aged tribe devoted to its protection. Young Lt. Stephen Hathorne, shipwrecked in Spanish La Florida in 1808 will discover the secrets of this tribe if he can survive the trip. In this story, four time periods of the beautiful and exotic Floridian town of St. Augustine are explored. Although a sci-fi romance, lovers of history will be thrilled at the meticulous detail.

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ISBN: 978-1-365-25885-5

For nearly three centuries, Blackbeard the Pirate's past has been mired in a deep morass of confusion, deception, and  playful banter. Documents recently uncovered by maritime historian Baylus C. Brooks reveal that the enormously successful aristocratic privateer Edward Thache was not the notorious and villainous “Pirate King” Blackbeard - or Satan “from hell,” as Capt. Charles Johnson wrote him to be. He was an educated aristocrat, likely grandson of an Anglican minister trained at Oxford. His family owned a large estate with slaves; they probably rode in their personal carriage to church in the capital of Spanish Town, Jamaica and conversed with assemblymen and their families in the palace square. Moreover, he was a Royal Navy veteran of Queen Anne’s War, having served his nation aboard the massive 60-gun HMS Windsor.

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Colonial Native Dispossession of North Carolina

This is a collection of primary source references concerning American native dispossession in Eastern North Carolina. This was a project for a class and is not complete by any means but, it is a good start. Some interpretation of these records is offered.

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Family Documents as collected by Rev. E.M. Brooks and transcribed by his grandson, Baylus C. Brooks. Also included are some photos, anecdotes and transcriptions of county records concerning the Ezekiel Brooks trials.

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Brooks of Stanly, Anson and Union Co, NC Family Documents

Brooks of Stanly, Anson and Union Co, NC Family Documents

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Pearce / Pierce lines of Southeastern North Carolina. Many of these families were instrumental in forming the new colony of the Carolinas in the early 18th century and even the late 17th century. We've been here a very long time! You will find the families of Whitfields, McCoys, Taylors, Fonvilles, etc. in the early Craven Co, NC area… later becoming Lenoir, Jones, Dobbs and Wayne Co's, NC. You will also find the Pearce's in Duplin in the mid 18th century finding their way into New Hanover (later Pender Co, NC) in the early to mid 19th century when they met up with the Foys and Meadows.

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Pearce / Pierce Family of Duplin, Onslow and Pender Counties, North Carolina and Related Families

Pearce / Pierce Family of Duplin, Onslow and Pender Counties, North Carolina and Related Families

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Edward Moseley undoubtedly had a tremendous affect on the British American colony of North Carolina. His influences, both social and economic, have had a contribution to the aristocratic nature and the liberties that he exercised while an early "public servant" in that early English colony. Those influences include many well-known names, like Isaac Newton, Daniel Defoe, Christ's Hospital and the Royal Mathematical School. It can be easily said that great hubris journeyed with him from London to America. 

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Aristocratic Pyrates of the Albemarle

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