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Perquimans County North Carolina Historical Markers

 
In Memory of the Colored Union Soldiers image, Touch for more information
By Bernard Fisher, June 28, 2012
In Memory of the Colored Union Soldiers
North Carolina (Perquimans County), Hertford — A Rare Monument“In Memory of the Colored Union Soldiers”
News of the bombardment of Fort Sumter inspired many African American men to rnlist in the U.S. armed forces, but federal law prohibited their service. Frederick Douglass and other black leaders urged changes to allow black enlistments. By mid-1862, . . . — Map (db m84932) HM WM
North Carolina (Perquimans County), Hertford — A 75 — Ann Marwood Durantd. 1695
First woman known to have acted as attorney in an N.C. court, 1673. Appeared before Council in Perquimans Precinct. — Map (db m39963) HM
North Carolina (Perquimans County), Hertford — Edmundson-Fox Memorial
Near this spot William Edmundson, an English Friend, held in May 1672, the first religious service on record in Carolina. Six months later, George Fox, Founder of the Religious Society of Friends also visited this section and held meetings . . . — Map (db m4133) HM
North Carolina (Perquimans County), Hertford — A 3 — George Durant1632-1694
Pioneer settler in the Albemarle, about 1662. Speaker of the Assembly. Site of home 20 miles east, at Durant's Neck. — Map (db m39962) HM
North Carolina (Perquimans County), Hertford — A 28 — John Harvey
Five times speaker of colonial assembly, moderator of provincial congresses, 1774-1775, leader of Revolutionary movement. Lived 11 mi. S. — Map (db m56984) HM
North Carolina (Perquimans County), Hertford — A 71 — John Skinner1760-1819
First U.S. marshal for District of N.C., 1790- 1794. Federalist member of conventions of 1788 & 1789. Lived 12 mi. SE. — Map (db m56992) HM
North Carolina (Perquimans County), Hertford — A79 — Quaker Activity
In 1672, missionaries William Edmundson and George Fox, founder of Society of Friends, in America, held religious meetings in this area. — Map (db m4093) HM

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