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Charles Eden
Birth: 1673, England
Death: Mar. 26, 1722
Bertie County
North Carolina, USA

Governor of North Carolina. Appointed in 1713, he became a controversial figure during his eight years in office. He was accused by some of being soft on pirates, especially Edward Teach ("Blackbeard"), whose bounty he was rumored to have shared in return for favors. Others praised Eden for fair and conscientious leadership. He was originally buried near the Salmon River in what is now Bertie County. In 1889 his grave was among those moved from family cemeteries along the eroding banks of the Chowan and Salmon Rivers to St. Paul's Episcopal Cemetery in Edenton, a town renamed for the former governor.  (bio by: CindyS) 
 
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  Penelope Eden (1677 - 1716)*
 
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Inscription:
"Here lyes ye body of Charles Eden Esqr, who governed this Province eight years to ye greatest satisfaction of ye Lords Proprietors & ye ease and happiness of ye people. He brought ye country into a flourishing condition & died much lamented March ye 26, 1732 Aetatis 49."
"And near this place lyes also ye body of Penelope Eden, His Virtuous Consort who died Jany. ye 4, 1716, aetatis 39."
"Vivit Post Funera Ille Quem Virtus non Marmor In Eaternum Sacrat."
 
Burial:
Saint Pauls Episcopal Churchyard
Edenton
Chowan County
North Carolina, USA
 
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Originally Created by: CindyS
Record added: Mar 12, 2008
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- Eyedigg
 Added: Apr. 10, 2017
Rest in peace, Governor.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Mar. 26, 2016

- JKSWAS
 Added: Feb. 24, 2016
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