15 descendants of the founders of the Saint Augustine Normal School and Collegiate Institute recently were recently honored at a brunch held by Saint Augustine’s University as a part of its founders’ week activities.
Relatives of six original founding officers called the event a proud day in the history of their families.
Atty. Joseph B. Cheshire V, whose great, great grandfather, Rev. Joseph B. Cheshire Sr. supported the development of SAU, stood before the audience and expressed with joy in his voice how proud his father was of their family involvement with the university.
“He would always tell us that one of the greatest things that our family has ever done was to participate in the developing of this school [Saint Augustine’s University],” said Cheshire, who is a local Raleigh attorney and was rated as one of North Carolina’s top 10 lawyers in 2012 and 2013 by SuperLawyers.com.