James Bryant Riggs was born Dec. 29, 1839 in Swansboro, NC. He was the son of Noah F. Riggs and Ruthy Meadows. 1850 Census, White Oak, Onslow County, North Carolina In ...
On March 8, 1865, part of Union Gen. William T. Sherman’s army, having crossed into the state from South Carolina, camped near Old Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church. Here Sherman authorized a change in foraging policy as his troops entered North Carolina. His men, blaming South Carolina for starting the war, had looted ruthlessly as they […]
Matthew 28 1 Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Mag’dalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2 And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone, and sat on […]