Cancelled - Descendants Gathering 2020: Herman Husband Leader or Agitator?

Event Description

In response to Governor Cooper's state of emergency declaration, this event has been cancelled in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. By the mid-eighteenth century, the backcountry was growing rapidly. A large influx of settlers, including Quakers from Pennsylvania and Delaware, formed meetings for worship in the Cane Cree Valley and to the west in modern Guilford County.  Herman Husband was a farmer, Quaker, and pamphleteer, but he is best know as the divisive leader of the Regulators who left North Carolina under a haze of controversy in 1771.  Join Alamance Battleground State Historic Site on Saturday, April 18th, for this in-depth study of the complicated relationship between Herman Husband, the Sociey of Friends and the Regulation.

9:00       Registration, coffee, pastries

9:55       Welcome and introduction of Descendants

10:15      "Faith, Rape, and Charity: The disownment of Harman Husband and the Rachel Wright Affair"  Mark Chilton, Orange County Register of Deeds

11:15      "Perfecting a Free Government: Herman Husband's Life after the North Carolina Regulation" Dr. Bruce Stewart, Associate Professor, Appalachian State University

12:15      Social Hour, appetizers, genealogy exchange, book signing

1:00       "Women as Healers in the Backcountry"  Shannon Walker, Historic Interpreter, Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site