North Carolina Libraries, Vol 61, No 2 (2003)

The Future of Our Past, An Address Delivered Before the North Carolina Sate Meeting of the Colonial Dames of the XVIIth Century

Thomas Kevin Cherry

Abstract


There are so many tales that can be told, but thinking about the future of our past, I think that tonight, I’ll tell you a story about “Shocco” Jones.1
Joseph Sewell Jones was born around 1806 in Warren County, along the banks of Shocco Creek. His father was a fairly well-to-do planter and his mother was the niece of one of North Carolina’s leading statesmen, Nathaniel Macon

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