Bringing Halifax history alive
A new website, bradforddenton.com, helps visitors understand history in the making through the current Bradford Denton House restoration in Historic Halifax. The house's former owner, Col. John Bradford, was a delegate from Halifax County to the 4th Provincial Congress meeting at Halifax in 1776. He, along with the other delegates, took a unanimous stand to instruct North Carolina's delegates to the Continental Congress to support a separation from British rule, according to historian Jeff Dickens. This brave stance was the first such action in any of the colonies and helped shaped our state as it is today.
The website features photos of the circa-1760 house, along with original Halifax Resolves images; rare currency signed by John Bradford; a video that scripts the Bradfords' service to a young America and dramatic readings from Francis Asbury's journals.