MECKLENBURG COUNTY VIRGINIA SCHOOLS
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|Notes on Education in Early Mecklenburg County - submitted
by June Banks Evans
Every Monday morning I went on horseback from the old Hundley Hudgins place, where I lived with my grandmother Ann Harper Hudgins, to her brother Davie (David) Harper’s place, where I boarded from Monday to Friday with my great-grandmother Harper. Mr. Billie (William K.) Nash attended to Davie Harper’s business as overseer. Armistead, a Colored boy, always went with me, to carry the horse back, and on Friday he would bring me the horse so I could return home. I loved him very much.
During the third year of my schooling, when my grandmother died, I went to school in the old South-Hill Methodist Episcopal Church, near the Benjamin (Jenkins) Smith place, which was then occupied by Wesley McAdden. The teacher was William A. Wilder, a Yankee from Petersburg, Virginia.
In 1860 and part of 1861 my teacher at the South-Hill school was James A. Riddick, but in June he closed the school and enlisted in the Confederate War between the States, which lasted four years, 1861 to 1865. For the remainder of 1861 and 1862 I went to school in North Carolina, to my Uncle Aaron’s wife, Mrs. Caroline [Williams] Hudgins, who only taught her sister, Miss Pattie Williams, and myself.
The next year, 1863, I went to school to the widow Mrs. Sarah Moseley Jeter, a daughter of E. J. Moseley, deceased. She taught at South-Hill in the old Wilson place and in a house in the yard, later called the Loveland place.
In 1864 I went to school in the old Providence Methodist Episcopal Church. My teacher was Mr. James Northington, who lived at Forksville. The next year I went to school near Forksville to Virginius Q. Gee at the house of his father J. Q. Gee. In 1866 and 1867 I went to school to Mr. Jesse Q. Gee at his house, Safe Retreat, and this was the last of my going to school, except for the four or five months in 1874 when I went to Maj. W. C. Drake in Oakville, North Carolina, for a review of studies in order to teach.
Mecklenburg Co., VA Schools
Chase City High School Class of __?__; three identified
Finneywood School - Jo Lee Spears
Thyne Institute - article on Margaret Elizabeth Campbell, Matron Thyne Institute, Chase City, Virginia 1903-1908. Submitted by Joanne Nurss, great-great niece.
LVA Collection of Virginia Dept. of Education School Buildings Service Photographs - beginning about 1925. Link was invalid 29-mar-08