Location: Hyde County NC

Biography of Lieutenant William Gaston

William Gaston was born at Newburn, North Carolina, April 5th, 1834. He was the oldest of a family of three children of Alexander and Eliza W. Gaston. Alexander Gaston was a man who exercised marked local influence and was of some political prominence in his state. Among the public duties committed to him was that of representing Hyde County in the State Convention of 1835. Judge William Gaston, father of Alexander Gaston, served as a judge of the Supreme Court of North Carolina. He was also for several years a member of Congress from that state. The Gaston family...

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Machapunga Indians

Machapunga Tribe: Said to mean “bad dust,” or “much dirt,” in the native Algonquian language. Machapunga Connections. The Machapunga belonged to the Algonquian linguistic stock. Machapunga Location. In the present Hyde County and probably also in Washington, Tyrrell and Dare Counties, and part of Beaufort. Machapunga Villages. The only village named is Mattamuskeet (probably on Mattamuskeet Lake in Hyde County). However, we should probably add Secotan on the north bank of Pamlico River in Beaufort County, and perhaps the town of the Bear River Indians. Machapunga History. The Machapunga seem to have embraced the larger part of the descendants of the Secotan, who lived between Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds when the Raleigh colony was established on Roanoke Island (1585-86) though the Pamlico may also have been included under the same head. They were reduced to a single village by 1701, took part with other Indian tribes of the region in the Tuscarora War, and at its close were settled on Mattamuskeet Lake with the Coree. In 1761 a small number were still living in North Carolina, evidently at the same place, and the Rev. Alex. Stewart reported that he had baptized seven Indian and mixed-blood children belonging to the “Attamuskeet, Hatteras, and Roanoke.” On a second visit 2 years later he baptized 21 more. Machapunga Population. The Machapunga are estimated by Mooney (1928) to have numbered 1,200, including some...

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O. C. Mason

Private, Co. H, 30th Div., 120th Regt., Inf.; of Hyde County; son of Sylvanus and Mrs. Mag Mason. Husband of Mrs. Bettie (Patrick) Mason. Entered service June 5, 1917, at Swan Quarter, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for Liverpool, Eng., and Calais, France, May 30, 1918. Fought at Ypres and in all engagements of 120th Regt. Arrived in USA from St. Nazaire April 13, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 18,...

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Machapunga Tribe

Machapunga Indians (‘bad dust’; from matchi ‘bad’, pungo ‘dust’ (Heckewelder), or perhaps ‘much dust,’ from massa ‘great’, in allusion to the sandy soil of the district). An Algonquian tribe formerly living in Hyde county, north east North Carolina. In 1701 they numbered only about 30 warriors, or perhaps 100 souls, and lived in a single village called Mattamuskeet. They took part in the Tuscarora War of 1711-12 and at its conclusion the remnant, together with the Coree, were settled on a tract on Mattamuskeet lake, where the two tribes occupied one...

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Coree Tribe

Coree Indians. A tribe, possibly Algonquian, formerly occupying the peninsulas of Neuse river, in Carteret and Craven counties, North Carolina. They had been greatly reduced in a war with another tribe before 1696, and were described by Archdale as having been a bloody and barbarous people. Lawson refers to them as Coranine Indians, but in another place calls them Connamox, and gives them two villages in 1701–Coranine and Raruta–with about 125 souls. They engaged in the Tuscarora war of 1711, and in 1715 the remnants of the Coree and Machapunga were assigned a tract on Mattamuskeet Lake, Hyde County, North Carolina, where they lived in one village, probably until they became...

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Hyde County, North Carolina Cemetery Transcriptions

North Carolina Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the North Carolina county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Hosted at Hyde County NCGenWeb Archives Farrow-McWilliams Cemetery Fulcher-O’Neal Cemetery Howard-Wahab Cemetery Ocracoke Community Cemetery Ocracoke Island Cemeteries O’Neal-Styron-Williams Cemetery Scarborough Cemetery Tolson Cemetery Hosted at Hyde County NCGenWeb Ada & Addison Brown Memorial, Lake Landing Amity Cemetery, Lake Landing Andrew Sommers Spencer Cemetery, Ocracoke Beulah Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Currituck Bridgman Cemetery, Swan Quarter British Cemetery, Ocracoke Brooks-Midyett Cemetery, Lake Landing Credle-Williams Cemetery, Swan Quarter Cutrell-Sadler-Williams Cemetery, Currituck Damron Hickson Pugh Cemetery, Lake Landing Dunbar-Liverman Cemetery, Currituck Edward D. Spencer Cemetery, Ocracoke Fairfield Cemetery, Fairfield Fairfield Community Cemetery, Fairfield Faithful Hannah Baptist Church Cemetery, Lake Landing Farrow-McWilliams Cemetery, Ocracoke Foster Cemetery, Ocracoke Fulcher-O’Neal Cemetery, Ocracoke Gaskins-Williams Cemetery, Ocracoke Greenhill Cemetery, Swan Quarter Howard-Wahab Cemetery, Ocracoke J. E. Bridgman Cemetery, Swan Quarter James Nelson Williams Cemetery, Ocracoke Jarvis-Overton Cemetery, Swan Quarter Lupton-Silverthorne Cemetery, Currituck Middletown Christian Church Cemetery, Lake Landing O’Neal Cemetery, Ocracoke O’Neal-Styron-Williams Cemetery, Ocracoke Ocracoke Community Cemetery, Ocracoke Old Episcopal Church Cemetery, Currituck Scarborough Cemetery, Ocracoke Scarborough Cemetery (Trent Road), Ocracoke Soule Cemetery, Swan Quarter St. John’s Episcopal Church Cemetery, Currituck St. John Missionary Baptist Cemetery, Currituck St. Lydia Baptist Church Cemetery, Lake Landing...

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