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May 2013 Release for The Civil War on Hatteras

The Civil War on Hatteras: The Chicamacomico Affair & the Capture of the U.S. Gunboat Fanny is on schedule for release in mid-May by The History Press. This is Lee Thomas Oxford’s first book, and is the first book detailing two Civil War “firsts” on North Carolina’s Outer Banks and the events leading up to those [...]

Civil War historian Lee Thomas Oxford has signed a book contract with  The History Press  of Charleston, South Carolina.  The History Press will publish Oxford’s manuscript currently entitled, “Live Oak on Hatteras: The Capture of the U.S. Gunboat Fanny & The Chicamacomico Affair on North Carolina’s Outer Banks – October 1-5, 1861.” The final title [...]

Oxford to Speak at Luncheon on Site of 1861 Camp Live Oak

Come join us at Noon on April 26, 2012 and taste wonderful local, southern cuisine specially prepared by Chef Joel Sardinha. Enjoy hearing about the Civil War events that took place at Rodanthe, NC Oct. 1 – 5, 1861 by guest speaker, Lee Thomas Oxford, research historian, genealogist and proprietor of Lee Oxford Books & [...]

Anna Foster Berry Welch – Death Certificate 1940″

I received the North Dakota Death Certificate for my g-g-grandmother, Anna Foster Berry Welch.  Her son, Charles Olonzo Welch, and my great-grandmother, Margaret J. Wilder, were the parents of my maternal grandfather, Francis “Frank” Xavier Welch.  His name was later changed to Wilder when his maternal grandfather adopted him. This Death Certificate has provided information [...]

Samuel Andrew and Sarah Elizabeth Cook Family
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Frank Wilder, Sr. – The Wizard of Oz Connection

Well, I guess I have your attention on that one. But yes, it is true. My, and maybe your, great-great-grandfather Frank Wilder (Sr.) was a printer for several newspapers in what is now South Dakota and North Dakota. In Aberdeen, SD, he was instrumental in starting some progressive newspapers, and one of them with author [...]