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* My Heritage*

Updated April 7, 2009

That which is right does not become wrong merely because it is deserted by the majority...Albert Brown

"It is our ignorance -ignorance of our own history and our heritage of liberty that threatens us...
Ezra Taft Benson, 1964

And it came to pass that he rent his coat and he took a piece thereof and wrote upon it..
"In memory of our God, our religion and freedom and our peace, our wives and our children and he fastened it to the end of a pole......and he called it the TITLE OF LIBERTY and he bowed himself to the earth and he prayed mightily unto his God for the blessings of liberty to rest upon his brethren so long as there should remain a band of Christians to possess the land...a chosen land and land of liberty."
Moroni .... Book of Mormon, Alma 46:12

My Grandmother,Lilly Bassett Carter Hoffman (LCH) was dedicated to family and finding her roots. Her father,Capt.Robert Allen Carter was made Captain of the 42nd Regiment Co.C, NC troops at the Battle of Cold Harbor,Va.He died when "Miss Lilly" was four years old in 1892. Her mother, Elizabeth Coble Carter kept his memory alive with wonderful stories around the dinner table at her boarding house in Albemarle,NC. It was there that history and family ties connected and started Lilly Carter on a lifetime pursuit of genealogy.She gathered information from the "Old Timers" and family members as well as courthouses and cemeteries.In the 1960's,she recorded in her hand writing her research in many notebooks. Her niece,Agnes Carter who was a genealogist helped in searching the records in the National Archives and other sources. Her daughter, Elizabeth, also searched records in the NC Archives and NC Counties..they especially worked on the Marshall line. As a child,I heard these stories and watched as grandma wrote for hours in her notebooks.
And thus..this Heritage of Love of Family was passed to me....

from Germany,Chester Co.,PA; Burke and Lincoln Co.,NC.

Francis Hoofman-Hopeful
Thomas Hoofman-Rebecca Chatham Filson
Joseph Filson Hoofman-Alice Jane Foucht
Harry Foucht Hoffman -Mildred Loretta Stamey
Joseph Filson Hoffman-Lilly Bassett Carter

Stanly County,NC

William Carter-Sarah
Samuel Carter-Letitia Morgan
Henry Carter-Mary Frances Stoker
Robert Allen Carter-Elizabeth Coble
Lilly B.Carter-Joseph F.Hoffman

Davidson County,NC

James Perdue-Biddy Brewer
Henry Harrison Perdue-Elizabeth Plummer
Henry Cicero Perdue-Laura Younts
Ernest Perdue -Carrie Belle Black
Hobert Lee Perdue-Lilly Josephine Hoffman

Davidson CO ,NC

Jacob Black
Adam Black-Barbara Beeker
Andrew Black-Katherine Myers
Robert Black-Alice Myers
Carrie Belle Black-Ernest Perdue


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Family Photos

  • Robert Franklin Black 1859-1931 (30 KB)
    Robert Black was a was said that he could hold an anvil over his head.Bob was also the community dentist and handcrafted the dental tools that he used. I remember that my Dad who was a dentist had some of them and how well made they were.
  • Captain Robert Allen Carter CSA 1836-1892 (76 KB)
    Robert Allen Carter was the 1st volunteer in Stanly Co ,NC. He became captain of 42nd Co.C in 1864 at the Battle of Cold Harbor.His gold headed ebony walking stick that he received from the family of the fallen Federal Captain Julius Bassett is in the NC Archives.
  • The New Glenanna 1950-1979 (149 KB)
    Harry Hoffman,father of Joe Hoffman was born at the Old Glennana. Joe had such pleasant memories of the home that when he built a beach house in 1950, he named it Glennana II. All of his children and grandchildren have warm loving family memories of the summers spent at Glennana II.
  • A poem ..... (114 KB)
    Mary Ann Hoffman Robinson's tribute to her husband, Levi Robinson.
  • A gathering ..... (191 KB)
    1913: The lady in black is Alice Myers.Her husband, Robert Franklin Black ,their daughters CarrieBlack Perdue in white holding Odessa( in the middle behind the flowers) and Nannie Black. Ernest Perdue who has dark hair and complexion is on the back row.
  • Hobert Lee Perdue 1919-1997 (56 KB)
    My Dad taught me to love America and freedom and that it is good to take a stand on important love history and read and to love family. Dad was an example of the American Dream..coming from poor circumstances,working hard against odds and succeeding.
  • Joseph Filson Hoffman I 1842-1917 (103 KB)
    Joseph Filson Hoffman I from Chester Co,Pa. built bridges as the Federals marched through Nashville,TN and North Carolina. After the civil war, he remembered the beautiful rolling hills of North Carolina and moved his family to Glenanna in Thomasville.
  • The Family of Robert Allen Carter (156 KB)
    Left to Right: Lola Carter;Wilton Kimmer,foster son;Jesse Brady Carter; Lilly Bassett Carter; Florence Carter; Elizabeth Coble Carter, wife of RA Carter, seated; Mary Carter; Bess Carter; Ephraim Lee Carter.
  • Wedding Day 1968 (44 KB)
    My wedding day
  • Wedding Day 1945 (88 KB)
    At the close of WWII, Jody and Hobert were married in New York City, NY. He was the Captain of the USS Algorma. His ship towed disabled ships into Pearl Harbor.
  • Joseph Filson Hoffman Jr. 1890-1974 (32 KB)
    My grandpa Hoffman had a profound effect on me one night when I walked by his opened bedroom door and saw him on his knees praying.It reminds me of George Washington on his knees praying at Valley Forge...
  • Lilly Bassett Carter 1888-1979 (104 KB)
    Lilly Carter(Hoffman)-three stages of her life.She devoted her life to her family and preserving the family genealogy in her notebooks.
  • Three Children of Ernest and Carrie Black Perdue (64 KB)
    Bolo,Hobert and Odessa
  • Falcon (450 KB)
    Jennifer's Arabian Horse
  • Joseph Hoffman Family-1966 (69 KB)
    The Family of Joseph and Lilly Carter Hoffman, their four girls and grandchildren.
  • Elizabeth Lavinia Coble 1853-1925 (44 KB)
    Elizbeth ran a boarding house in Albemarle in the 1890's where people gathered and told stories of their ancestors.
  • Three Daughters of Joseph and Lilly Carter Hoffman (35 KB)
    Lib,Jody and Alice
  • One of My Favorite Places to Be (43 KB)
    A Victorian Home close to my heart with many warm memories of times spent there... aromas of homecooked meals and culinary delights from my Aunt Odessa... church bells on Sunday morning .. lace curtains gently flowing at the open window... the soft feather bed .. reading "Little Women" on the veranda.. playing with miniature china tea sets in the garden amid the fig arbors with my cousins.
  • Sisters (100 KB)
    Nannie Black and Carrie Belle Black-children of Robert F. and Alice Myers Black.
  • Harry Foucht Hoffman 1871-1947 (33 KB)
    The father of Joseph F.Hoffman Jr.
  • Fred (405 KB)
    Fred is the King
  • Kappa Alpha Theta UNC-CH 1968 (207 KB)
    I graduated from UNC-CH.I belonged to Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Lilly Josephine Hoffman 1921-1988 (30 KB)
    My mother taught me to love people and be happy in spite of trials. She never said negative things about people. She loved music, to dance and sing.She composed a song about a silly Chicken Little that I now sing to my grandchildren.
  • Mildred Loretta Stamey 1868-1939 (100 KB)
    The mother of Joseph F. Hoffman
  • Pepper (254 KB)
    My grand Cat
  • The Heritage-1997 (287 KB)
    Grandpa loved God, Family, Country, Fishing, and the Seashore..He passed his love of the beach to his four girls and grandchildren.In the 1950's he gave my mother a beach lot that was left to me when she died.. I realized a lifetime dream and built a house on that land.It is more than just land... it is my Heritage.
  • Ernest Grady Perdue 1892-1936 (67 KB)
    Ernest Perdue and his son,Richard Perdue.Ernest died from an infected cut finger that now could be treated with antibiotics.
  • The Stamey Family (224 KB)
    Alexander Stamey:Belzora Haynes Stamey;Sarah Stamey Dodson;Robert Andrew Forney Stamey;Lemuel Winesett;Jackson Lee Stamey;Frances Loretta Stamey Winesett;Lilly Chapman Stamey Herrin;Belzora Haynes Stamey; Samuel Stamey;Enoch L. Stamey
  • Four Generations-1972 (37 KB)
    My grandmother, my mother, my oldest daughter and myself.
  • Old Glenanna (210 KB)
    After the civil war, Peter Foucht, father in law of JF Hoffman, and James T. Skiles ,1st cousin ,bought sixty acres with a house 2 miles from Thomasville, NC. The families lived there from 1870-1901. The house had been built in 1756 and purchased in 1845 by Dr. Charles Dean ,pres. of Greensboro College. He named it for a GLEN near by and his wife ANNA.

Related Files

  • 42nd Regiment Co.C CSA (9 KB)
    Stories from my grandmother...
  • Clodfelter Family (106 KB)
    Davidson CO,NC
  • Johann George Myers and Christian Myers (164 KB)
    My great grandfather Robert Frankin Black married Alice Myers who descended from Christian Myers. RF Black's mother, Katherine Myers Black, was a descendant of Christian's brother Johann George Myers, both being sons of Johann George and Sybilla Myers from York Co.,Pa
  • The Family of John Henry Shoaf (130 KB)
    The grandmothers of Alice Myers were sisters and daughters of John Jacob and Susanna Hinkle Shoaf. Elizabeth Shoaf married Britten Warner and they were the parents of Mary Warner . Mary Shoaf married Andrew Myers and they were parents of Canaan Myers.Mary Warner married her 1st cousin Canaan Myers and they became the parents of Alice Myers.
  • The Filson Family from Ireland (20 KB)
    In the midst of all my German and English ancestors, a family from Ireland I can celebrate March 17th with the wearing of the green!
  • Carter Family (64 KB)
    Samuel and Letitia Morgan Carter had three sons: Clement, Laban and Henry.
  • A Courtship.... (3 KB)
    The courtship of Robert Allen Carter and Elizabeth Coble.
  • George Garner (7 KB)
    Story of pioneers going west...
  • 2nd Battalion Co.F CSA , partial listing (17 KB)
    Henry Harrison Perdue enlisted Oct 20,1861 in Randolph Co ,NC as a private . His first son, Cicero was born in Feb 1863. Henry went home May 1863-Nov 1863 . I think to plant and harvest his crops for his family.
  • The LDS Family Proclamation (3 KB)
    Marriage is ordained by God ,creating families which are the basic unit of our society.
  • Marshall (48 KB)
    Descendants of Alexander Marshall of Virginia

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