Photos submitted by ONHGS Members
You are invited to submit photos for posting-
Who knows? You may find interested fellow researchers
Send photos and text describing them to info@onhgs.org !

Newby - Sheetz - McGee - Carmon - Morecock
Pridgen - Hall - Broun

An interesting collection of family photos from the 1800's submitted by Jennifer Woolvin-Allen, including some mystery photos that fit in her family somewhere - Can you help?
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Sloan Mason has submitted these photos for posting in the hopes that someone can help him identify them AND that they will be of value to someone in their own research. If you believe you know who is pictured, contact Sloan at slomas7@comcast.nett.


It is believed the above may be Sloans, sons of Gibson and Minerva (Williams) Sloan
of Duplin County, NC.

Posted 15 November 2006

The family of Wellington Wishart and Delaney Meares
Robeson County NC - ca 1887

Wellington Wishart of Lumberton, NC

L to R: Bertie Belle, Susan Elizabeth, Walter Seaman, John Howard, Lucy Ann, Eli Wade
In front: Frank Howard - ca 1889

1880 US Census - Wisharts Township, Robeson County, NC

Lt. Wellington Wishart, CSA, was in Wilmington during the Civil War
and probably was quartered in the Bowden home at Second and Chestnut,
where the Cape Fear Hotel now stands.
Later, his daughter Susan married Whiteford Bowden.

Submitted by Richard Bowden Jones, Wellington's great-grandson.
To contact him email info@onhgs.org

Jacobus Degraff Family Bible Record
Submitted by John Butler

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Fister Family Register

The following pages are in the possession of ONHGS Board member
John Butler. He hopes someone will find it of value.
If you do, please contact him through info@onhgs.org.

Names on this document include:

Edward Fister
Louisa Jane Fister
Esther Fister
Mary Isabella Fister
Sarah Wineford Fister
Edward Johnson Burnett Fister
Minnie Louise Fister
Edna Wilhelmama Fister

Capt P. Eilertsen / Norwegian Brig Vultur / Dec 12, [18]79

What is known:

a) Photo has the photographer’s name (A. Courreges) and city (Libourne) [France] on the back and front. Libourne is about 10 miles from Bordeaux, France.

b) On October 17, 1879 The Daily News (Wilmington, NC) reported that the ship ‘Nor Brig Vultu’ was cleared to sail to Wilmington on September 16, 1879, from Bordeaux.

c) On December 19, 1879 The Weekly Star (Wilmington, NC) reported that the ship ‘Nor Brig Vultur’ was cleared to sail for Hamburg with 834 bales of cotton. [Captain] Eilertsen. Williams and Murchison [agents].

d) Photo is inscribed on the back “Capt P. Eilertsen / Norwegian Brig Vultur / Dec 12, [18]79”

e) This photo is in the family collection held by John Butler of Wilmington. Families surname Robbins were among John’s ancestors in Wilmington, NC, in the 1870’s. The Robbins were ships’ chandlers.

f) There is no known connection of Capt Eilertson with John Butler’s family.

It is suspected that Captain Eilertsen was a casual business acquaintance of the Robbins and that this photo served as a business card. It would be much more interesting to discover that there was some sort of romantic liaison involved!

John would appreciate hearing from anyone with knowledge of Capt. Eilertsen. Would be happy to supply a good scan of the photo to anyone interested. Contact through the ONHGS at info@onhgs.org.

Would the pin tell anything about
Native American heredity?
please email Mary Lee Carr Beasley

Annie Elizabeth Walker (b. 4 July 1846)
Daughter of Mary J. (Williams) Walker
Wife of W. J. Carr

This tinplate photo was in a kinfolk box of materials with the surnames of
Carr, Mott (Motte, Mote, Motts), Walker, And Williams.
These families were from the North Carolina counties of New Hanover, Pender, Sampson, Union and Wayne.
If you can identify this young man or have other info on these related families, please email Mary Lee Carr Beasley,
or write to her at 304 Mt. Union Cutoff, El Dorado, AR 71730

Wilmington, NC Police Department 1880
Taken in front of City Hall - (Thalian Hall)

Submitted by Ken Davis
Chief H. C. Brock, Clerk John Cowan, Captain W. H. Goodman
Sargents: G .W. W. Davis, D. S. Bender, Robert Green

If you have any information about this photo or additional names
of members of the force please email Ken!

New Hanover County Union 1920 - Junior / CE / North Carolina / for Christ
Donated to the ONHGS by Robin Avery Nichols of the
Pitt County Family Researchers

The huge actual photo shows 339 people - to see it all, Click here

John Moore, ca 1920
Architect, Washington D.C. & Wilmington

Members are encouraged to submit historic records and family photos!

To submit an item for this page, please send a digital copy to Pete Ambler,
or bring it to the North Carolina Room of the New Hanover County Public Library.
Supply location, names and date, if known, as well as other contextual information.
All printed copies will be returned - be sure to include your name and address.

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