Blackbeard, if not a native son of the Bath area, was an adopted son with blood relatives living in the area. He had the trust of the local families. He organized a core of about 20 men from the Bath area. The majority of these men were connected by blood.
The new year, 2011, rolled around and while one may well wonder - will the the Turnage Foundation their financial ship - one could be at least thankful for the wonderful shows booked for presentation later in the year.