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 ...
Pell Mellers: Race and Memory in a Carolina Pocosin Paperback– April 10, 2013 by K. Paul Johnson A Genealogical Quest in the Triracial South What began as genealogical research into the author’s ancestry soon grew into a fascinating tale with lessons for us all. Among his ancestors, Johnson uncovered: unpunished murderers, infidelities that produced […]