Meeting with Speaker on Hyde County Indians well attended

Published 1:46 pm Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The Hyde County Historical & Genealogical Society’s fall meeting was held Sunday, Oct. 14, and featured Marco Gibbs speaking about Hyde County Indians.  As part of his presentation, he showed Indian artifacts from his collection to the group of about sixty-five attendees.

The meeting was held at the New Life Assembly of God Church in Engelhard.  Pastor Misty Moore welcomed the group and Greg Williams gave some history of the church.

At a point during the meeting, the Society’s president, Linda Mayo, held a brief business session during which an amendment was made to historical society’s constitution and by-laws, and officers and board members with terms through 2020 were elected.  They are as follows:  Linda Mayo (president), Marco Gibbs (vice-president), Sophia Jarvis (secretary), Clare Baum (treasurer), Isabelle Homes (past-president) along with Yvonne DeRuiz, Willene Brinn, Betty Mann, Norma Jean Mello, R.S. Spencer, Jr. and Al Schmitt as directors.

The fall 2018 edition of the Society’s journal, High Tides, was available at the meeting and includes articles on soldiers from Hyde County who fought in WWI, articles on Blackbeard and Hyde County Indians.  Copies are available at R.S. Spencer, Inc. in Engelhard.

The mission of the Hyde County Historical & Genealogical Society is to preserve the history of Hyde County and its people.  For more information see the Society’s Facebook page:    or find us at