Tyrrell Genealogical and Historical Society meets Sunday

Published 3:13 pm Friday, January 24, 2020

The Tyrrell County Genealogical and Historical Society will hold their January meeting on Sunday, January 26 at 2:30 p.m. The featured speaker will be Chuck Alexander, who will give a presentation on the 32nd NC Regiment of the Confederate Army. This Regiment was mostly made up of Tyrrell County men, many of whom formed the Scuppernong Grays in 1861.

Chuck Alexander was born in Edenton and is in the 13th generation of Alexanders born on the Albemarle Sound. Alexander grew up in various states, living in eight states and traveling through all 48 in the continental United States. In addition, he has traveled to 23 foreign countries, living for a time in Italy and Australia. He attended Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida and the University of Tasmania in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia where he studied biology, anthropology with a concentration in archaeology and nursing.

Alexander moved back to Edenton in 2016 so that he could assist his parents. He is currently living in Elizabeth City, where he works as an armed security officer for the U.S. Coast Guard. He has published four books and is currently co-authoring a fiction novel with his oldest son.

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The Tyrrell County Genealogical and Historical Society meets the fourth Sunday of each month, except for November and December, at the Senior Citizens Center located in Columbia at 406 Bridge Street. All meetings are free and open to the public.

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