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Andrew J. Chesnutt (1833-1920), Born Free, Town Commissioner, Justice of the Peace, Helped Establis

Andrew J. Chesnutt was the son of an enslaver and a farmer, Waddell Cade. His mother, Ann Chesnutt, was a free black mistress and housekeeper in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina. Here is Waddell Cade and Ann Chester in 1860: Waddell Cade household, 1860 US Census, Cumberland County, North Carolina, population schedule, Fayetteville township, Fayetteville post office, page 87, dwelling 691, family 674, "United States Census, 1860," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 24 March 2017, image 15 of 83; from "1860 U.S. Federal Census - Population," database,

Find Student, Community, Schools, and Town North Carolina Newspapers Online

DigitalNC It's important to make sure you check all types of historic newspapers student, community, school, and town. For example, your ancestor's death may have been it the community newspaper and in the school newspaper. Also, one database may not contain all the historic newspapers. You may have to go to another database or to an offline resource to view the historic newspaper you need. If I wanted to see what historic newpapers existed for Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina I would go to Chronicling America: Fayetteville, but that does not give me all the historic newspapers that exist. DigitalNC shows Fayetteville had a historic newspaper Fayetteville Educator (Fayettevill

Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth T. Chick Remembered in Oral History

In Voices of the Past by Caldwell Sims, a formerly enslaved man, Mr. Milo H. Evans on March 17, 1937 recounted a story called "The Pipe" on page 170 of the book. The story was about when he was a boy and would run through the fields of old Goshen Hill. Goshen Hill was a town in Union County, South Carolina. "When I was a boy I used to like to run through the fields of old Goshen Hill Township with mt rabbit dog. About this time I was a great admirer of Capt. Jack Henderson's. He lived at Rose Cottage, the home of his aunt, Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth T. Chick. Capt. Jack was a great hunter of wild game, such as quail and wild turkeys. This was in the year of 1881, I well remember because that was

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