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Colonial Era Resources

Catechna and the Tuscarora War (a brief history of the Tuscarora War, 1711-1715)

1719 Craven Precinct Tax Lists. (A transcription of early Craven County poll and land tax lists. These items were transcribed from originals in the State Archives in Raleigh.)

Craven County 1779 Tax Lists (abstracted by Martha Marble via Craven County, N.C., Digital Library)

John Lawson's A New Voyage to Carolina (1709 ed.) (found on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Documenting the American South webpage.)
Also view the John Lawson Exhibit at East Carolina University.

Message by Arthur Dobbs, 1754

Nooherooka 300th Commemoration

The office and authority of a justice of peace, 1774 by James Davis

Tryon Palace Collections

The Tuscarora War, 1711

Christoph von Graffenried's Account of the Founding of New Bern (found on the North Carolina Office of Archives and History's Out of Print Bookshelf).

A second copy of the above title can be found on UNC's Documenting the American South web site.

Early Settlers of Craven County North Carolina(a database of  names, dates, and event information on over 13,000 individuals, chiefly living in Craven County in the 1700s).

The Journal of John Barnwell (from The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, vol. VI, no. 1 (July 1898) found on the North Carolina Office of Archives and History's Out of Print Bookshelf)

Proclamation by Josiah Martin, 1776

Swiss and Palatines to New Bern: A List of Known Persons Who Left Switzerland and Germany to Settle in New Bern in 1710. (An article of known settlers of the New Bern area compiled by Victor T. Jones, Jr.)

Wallanah: A Colonial Romance by Will Loftin Hargrave (1902)

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