Category: Research Aids

Genealogy Forms

The following forms may help you organize your research. Vertical Family Group Sheet Vertical Pedigree Chart Four Generation Ancestor Chart

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Dawes Commission

WELDING LINKS: THE DAWES COMMISSION by Myra Vanderpool Gormley, CG  “Convincing the federal government to adopt a policy of allotment of land became an ‘obsession of the later 19th-century Christian reformers’ because they were convinced that it would force the Indians to become just like the industrious white farmers who were rolling over them like …

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Some Land Entries in Burke County, NC 1778-1789 in the Area Which Became Buncombe

SOME LAND ENTRIES IN BURKE COUNTY, NC. – 1778-1789, IN THE AREA WHICH BECAME BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NC IN 1792Kenneth D. Israel, PH.D. #90 ELIJAH JENNINGS, 200 acres on Western Waters on small creek in to Pidgeon River 2 miles on this side Pidgeon River including the old Cherokee path where it crosses the creek, beginning …

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Western North Carolina in the Civil War

  WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA in the CIVIL WAR Dan Slagle   The table shown below was prepared and presented to the members of OBCGS by Dan Slagle in his presentation to the Society on Western North Carolina in the Civil War. Mr. Slagle presented a fascinating, fact-filled talk about WNC’s involvement in the War Between …

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Storm Troopers in “The Land of the Sky”

Storm Troopers in “The Land of the Sky” by Ted Carter The Depression years brought some strange characters to Asheville, including William Dudley Pelley and the Silver Shirts. If you think it’s hard to think straight now, you should have tried doing it during the 1930s and 40s. The Depression had brought us back to …

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Spying on the Buncombe County Frontier in the Summer of 1795

Spying on the Buncombe County Frontier in the Summer of 1795 Kenneth D. Israel Buncombe County was created on 14 Jan 1792. The early settlers who had come over the mountains were roamers. They wanted to see what was beyond. They also thought that they could better themselves by securing and owning more land and …

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Buncombe County Townships

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Morristown

MORRISTOWN “Asheville and Buncombe County” by F. A. Sondley, LL.D and “Genesis of Buncombe County” by Hon. Theodore F. Davidson were printed in one volume in 1922 by The Citizen Company in Asheville and is now out of print. “…Immediately upon obtaining his grant John Burton began to sell off his town lots as they …

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Battle of Kings Mountain

Battle of Kings Mountain Written by Peggy Beach, Cleveland County Public Information Officer Phone: 704-476-3012; e-mail: peggy.beach@countynt2.co.cleveland.nc.us October 7, 1780, near the North and South Carolina border — The plateau of the mountain is in Cleveland County, NC The battlefield and park are in York County, SC Historians consider the Battle of Kings Mountain to …

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Genealogy Definitions

The following document contains definitions of many terms you may find when doing your research. Genealogy Definitions

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