Sunday, February 13, 2011
Marker Title: KIRK-HOLDEN WAR
Location: NC 87 (South Main Street) in Graham
County: Alamance, North Carolina
Racial violence in Caswell and Alamance counties in 1870 led to martial law, under Col. Geo. W. Kirk, impeachment & removal of Gov. W. W. Holden.
The lynching of Wyatt Outlaw on the courthouse square in Graham in 1870 continues to reverberate across the generations. The consequences for North Carolina were profound, leading to the first impeachment of a governor in U.S. history. Outlaw’s death, like that of State Sen. J. W. (“Chicken”) Stephens in the basement of the courthouse in Caswell County, in part precipitated the “Kirk-Holden War.”
Friday, February 11, 2011
Thursday, February 03, 2011
Seated: Shirley Williams Corbett (holding baby Aaima Dubois); Mattie Tate Williams (mother of Shirley Williams Corbett).
Standing: LaKura Coppin (baby's mother); and Kim Corbett Perry.
Possible ancestral outline:
1. Mattie Tate married Unknown (possibly Ray) Williams
2. Shirley Williams married Unknown Corbett
3. Kim Corbett married Unknown Perry
4. LaKura Perry married Unknown Coppin
5. Aaima Dubois
Delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1932 and 1940; chairman, United States delegation to the Inter-American Travel Congress in Mexico City in 1941; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Claude Kitchin; re-elected to the Sixty-ninth and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses and served from November 6, 1923, to January 3, 1953; chairman, Committee on Elections No. 3 (Seventy-second through Seventy-fifth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1952; died in Warrenton, N.C., June 21, 1958; interment in Fairview Cemetery.