Good afternoon Friends of Alamance Battleground. The “Descendants Gathering and Militia Muster” is scheduled for Saturday, October 13th, 2018. Please mark your calendars and continue to support Alamance Battleground!
“Liberty to make our Grievances Known”
Dr. Carole Watterson Troxler is professor emeritus of history at Elon University, where she taught for thirty-three years. She holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Dr. Troxler has published extensively on the American Revolution and is author of Farming Dissenters – The Regulator Movement in Piedmont North Carolina. Her topic of discussion will be, “The Year 1768 in the Backcountry: What was Happening, Where and Why?” Dr. Troxler will be available for book signings.
Mark Chilton is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and former mayor of Carrboro. Presently, he serves as Register of Deeds of Orange County, the same position Edmund Fanning held during the Regulator movement. He is the author of The Land Grant Atlas of Old Orange County, and is currently mapping Orange County’s original land grants, which date back as early as the 1700’s. His topic of discussion will be “The Regulator Landscape: Mapping the World of the Regulators of Old Orange County.” Mark is a descendant of Regulator Christopher Nation.
A librarian with a deep background in historical and genealogical sources and research methodology, Larry Cates has over two decades of experience as a genealogist and editor. He is skillful at helping his clientele accomplish research goals and is a talented public speaker and writer. He is honored to have been the recipient of several statewide awards for his genealogical contributions. In 2017, he won the nationwide Filby Award for Genealogical Librarianship, offered annually by the National Genealogical Society. Larry will discuss “Making the Most of Your DNA Testing Investment”
There are many vendors trying to convince you to buy their genetic genealogy tests. Most seem to promise you the moon. But what happens when your results come back? Can you really solve family history problems? The answer is, with patience and hard work, yes, but perhaps not the questions you were expecting/hoping to answer. Larry Cates shares examples from his own research.
Dr. Stephen C. Compton is an avid collector of mid-18th to mid-20th century North Carolina pottery. Dr. Compton has written numerous articles and books about it, including, North Carolina Pottery: Earthenware, Stoneware, and Fancyware (Collector Books, 2011); It’s Just Dirt! The Historic Art Potteries of North Carolina’s Seagrove Region (Fonthill Media, 2014); Jugtown Pottery: A Century of Art and Craft in Clay (John F. Blair, Publisher); and North Carolina Potteries Through Time (Fonthill Media). Due to his extensive research into the founding families of pottery, the journey led him to the North Carolina Regulator Movement. His presentation “James Pugh,” Regulator Sharpshooter: A Conundrum Unfolded” will take you through his journey and his surprising discoveries.
Award-winning novelist Suzanne Adair is a Florida native who lives in North Carolina. Her mysteries, Deadly Occupation, Regulated Murder, and Hostage to Heritage, transport readers to the Southern theater of the American Revolution, where she brings historic towns, battles, and people to life. In her books she fuels her creativity with Revolutionary War reenacting and visits to historic sites. When she’s not writing, she enjoys cooking, dancing, and hiking.
Blood at Alamance: The Murder of Innocence, a Governor’s Guilt is a dramatic true story of the farmers who resided in the backcountry of North Carolina confronting a exploiting royal governor! A community reacts when the governor holds a man’s family hostage, to pressure him to either betray an innocent man, or be executed. Adventure, intrigue, romance, and personal struggle, with delicious irony. Blood at Alamance is the story of Robert Messer, hung in Hillsborough in 1771. Dr. J. B Turner is an author, a genealogist, retired counselor, and most proudly a husband, father, and grandfather. J.B. is a descendant of Regulator Robert Messer.
The Clapp Family Association will have BBQ for sale.