Horton Howard was born in 1770 in North Carolina, and lived there until he was about 30 years old. Never having been to North Carolina, I’ve had difficulty imagining this part of his life and writing about it. In about 1 1/2 weeks, We will be travelling to North Carolina to research the first half of Horton Howard’s life. We’ll visit the Hope Plantation, New Bern Courthouse and Public Library, and explore the Croatan National Forest – especially the Neusiok Trail and the area around Clubfoot & Mitchell’s Creeks, where Horton and his brother owned a combined total of about 4,000 acres.
I hope to be posting often during this trip, sharing research results and pictures of the area.