RT Unpublished Material DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 24997518 LA English T1 Williamston Academy minutes, A1 Williamston Academy (Martin County, N.C.), YR 1817 AB Minutes, 1817-1890, of the Board of Trustees of the Williamston Academy (Martin County, N.C.), with no entries for 1825-1827, 1829-1835, and 1862-1863. These brief records of meetings record the Board's discussion and action as it hired teachers, set tuititon, and determined the number of pupils to be admitted. Also included are a list of those subscribing to the fund to construct a building, regulations for students, and occasional lists of students. Board members whose names are frequently mentioned include Cushing B. Hassell, Joseph Biggs, Asa Biggs, Luman Whittlesley, Edward Yellowley, Samuel Hyman, William J. Ellison, William Watts, D. W. Bagley, Joseph D. Biggs, Lawrence Johnson, James E. Moore, and John D. Biggs. Teachers before the Civil War included Asa Matthews in the 1840s, his son, Samuel W. Matthews, in the 1850s, and Henry L. Chase, 1860- 1861. After the Civil War, D. G. Gillespie and Sylvester Hassell were among the teachers.