book is for those who are curious about the lively history of our patch
of Carolina Sandhills. It is the result of a desire to share the flavor
of Richmond County people, their times and their conflicts, all of which
stir our imaginations.
is a county with a remarkable past. Settled early by restless souls,
Richmond County became one of North Carolina's economic leaders after the
American Revolution. Dozens of families grew wealthy growing cotton--though
the slaves who toiled in their fields twice plotted revolts.
author has attempted to capture the personalities and conflicts of the
first century and half of Richmond County's history. He has succeeded
in presenting our forbears as the colorful characters they were, and showing
that while background changes, human nature is as consistent as it is unpredictable.
Relive the exciting moments of Richmond County's past in this historic