The State of Things
10:58 am
Fri July 23, 2010

Spaulding Family Reunion

Stephen Spaulding, a 7th generation member of the family, joins host Frank Stasio to talk about the upcoming reunion and what it meant to grow up Spaulding in North Carolina.

About 700 members of the Spaulding family will descend on Raleigh, NC next week for the clan’s 18th bi-annual reunion. The Spauldings can trace their roots to Duplin County where Benjamin Spaulding, a freed slave, married Edith Delphi Jacobs, a Lumbee Indian, in the early 19th century. The Spauldings have ties to the founding and success of dozens of the state’s institutions like North Carolina Mutual Life insurance company, Mechanics & Farmers Bank and Lincoln Hospital.

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