Winton Triangle (NC) Presentation at MPAAGHS Monthly Meeting

November 12, 2016

Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society of Virginia (MPAAGHS) will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, November 12, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at the Essex Public Library, 117 North Church Lane (Rt. 17), Tappahannock, Virginia (map). All persons who are interested in African-American genealogy and history are invited to attend. Experienced researchers and novices alike are welcome.


Marvin T. Jones, Executive Director of Chowan Discovery Group, presents photographs, maps and narrative of his community’s 275 year-old history of landowning mixed-race people in North Carolina’s Hertford County area. The written history of the Winton Triangle began in 1584 when the English first learned about the area. The three main towns of the Triangle are Winton, Cofield and Ahoskie. The Winton Triangle’s story is that of a new people who cobbled success and identity despite colonization, wars, slavery and discrimination. Winton Triangle native Marvin T. Jones explains in words images and documents a very different history in the rural south.


All persons who are interested in African-American genealogy and history are invited to attend. For further information about MPAAGHS, call 804.651.8753 or visit mpaagenealogicalsociety.org.