10/13/09 — Old Dobbs to present Contentnea Quaker program

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Old Dobbs to present Contentnea Quaker program

By Staff Reports
Published in News on October 13, 2009 1:46 PM

Members of the Old Dobbs Genealogical Society invites the public to join them on Saturday at 10:30 am for a presentation "Whence Contentnea: Finding Colonial Landmarks."

The program will be held at the Wayne County Public Library on Ash Street. There is no admission charge.

The speaker for the event is Douglas Rader, Ph.D. He will talk about the general history of Contentnea Quaker Meeting, and his three-year hunt for the site, in the state archives and on the ground.

Rader will also present the general method he has developed for locating and proving original building sites.

Rader, a native North Carolinian is an avid amateur archaeologist, archivist and historian.

He and his wife, Lissa have been exploring her family's genealogical history, including many early pioneers in northern Wayne County and have been mapping land ownership patterns, finding original plantation sites, surface-mapping artifact distributions, and locating other colonial landscape features now for nearly 20 years.