Resources for the Old Tryon County Region

The following is a list of books and other resources I have found that contain genealogical or historical information relating to the old Tryon County region of North and South Carolina. Tryon County existed as a North Carolina county from 1768 to 1779. It was formed from Mecklenburg County, NC in 1768, and was previously part of Anson County, NC before Mecklenburg County was formed from Anson County in 1762.

In 1772 when the state line was surveyed between North and South Carolina, much of what was thought to have been Tryon County was found to be in South Carolina. So the original Tryon County included all or part of a number of South Carolina Counties including present day York, Cherokee, and Spartanburg Counties. In 1779 what remained of Tryon County in North Carolina was abolished and split into Lincoln and Rutherford Counties. In 1841 Cleveland County was formed from parts of Lincoln and Rutherford Counties. And in 1846 Gaston County was formed from Lincoln County.

See the following for additional information on the old Tryon County region:


Contents:


Genealogical Societies


Anson County, North Carolina

Author: Holcomb, Brent.
Title: Anson County, North Carolina, deed abstracts, 1749-1766, abstracts
of wills & estates, 1749-1795 /
Publisher: Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1980.
Description: 170 p. ; 24 cm.
(available online to ancestry.com subscribers)

Author: Holcomb, Brent.
Title: Anson County, N.C., deed abstracts /
Publisher: [Clinton, S.C. : Holcomb], c1974-
Description: 28 cm, v. 1-2 (1757-1766)

Author: Pruitt, Albert Bruce,
Title: Abstracts of deeds, Anson County, NC /
Publisher: [North Carolina] : A.B. Pruitt, c1998-
Description: v. : maps ; 28 cm, 1757/1795-1849/1854

Author: Willis, Laura.
Title: Anson County, N.C., wills /
Publisher: Melber, Ky. : Simmons Historical Publications, 1996-
Description: v. ; 28 cm, v. 1 v. 2 v. 3 v. 4 v. 5 v. 6

Author: Holcomb, Brent.
Title: Anson County, North Carolina wills and estates, 1749-1795.
Publisher: [Clinton, S.C.] : B. Holcomb, c1975.
Description: 29, [14] p. ; 28 cm.

Author: Carpenter, Reva Nance.
Title: Anson County, North Carolina, abstract of wills 1750-1880 : a
brief history of the early settlers to North Carolina ... /
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Grasshopper Press, [1976?]
Description: [40] p. ; 29 cm.

Author: McBee, May Wilson.
Title: Anson County, North Carolina : abstracts of early records /
Publisher: Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1978.
Description: vii, 180 p. ; 23 cm.

Author: Medley, Mary L.
Title: History of Anson County, North Carolina, 1750-1976. Baltimore, MD,
Genealogical Publishing Co., 2003. ISBN: 0-8063-4755-4.

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

Author: Ferguson, Herman W. (Herman White),
Title: Abstracts of deed books 15-23, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina,
1794-1830 /
Publisher: Rocky Mount, N.C. : H.W. Ferguson, c2001.
Description: viii, 354 p. : map ; 28 cm.

Author: Holcomb, Brent.
Title: Mecklenburg County, North Carolina abstracts of early wills,
1763-1790 (1749-1790) /
Publisher: Greenville, S.C. : A Press, c1980.
Description: 101 p. ; 24 cm.

Author: Holcomb, Brent.
Title: Mecklenburg County, North Carolina deed abstracts, 1763-1779 /
Publisher: Easley, S.C. : Southern Historical Press, c1979.
Description: 250 p., [1] leaf of plates : maps ; 24 cm.

Author: Holcomb, Brent.
Title: Mecklenburg County, North Carolina deed abstracts. Volume I, 1763-1768.
Publisher: [Clinton, S.C. : B. Holcomb], c1976.
Description: 86 p. ; 28 cm.

Author: Philbeck, Miles S.
Title: Mecklenburg County, North Carolina : index to land surveys, 1763-1768 /
Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC (407 Colony Woods Dr., Chapel Hill 27514) :
M.S. Philbeck, c1988.
Description: [83] leaves ; 22 x 28 cm.

Author: Philbeck, Miles S.
Title: Mecklenburg County, North Carolina land warrants, 1765-1768 /
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : M.S. Philbeck, c1989.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) ; 28 cm.

Author: Ferguson, Herman W. (Herman White),
Title: Mecklenburg County, North Carolina minutes of the Court of Common
Pleas and Quarter Sessions /
Publisher: Rocky Mount, NC (600 Chad Dr., Rocky Mount 27803-1512) : H.W.
Ferguson, c1995-
Description: folded map ; 28 cm, v. 1- v. 7

Author: Marler, Kathleen.
Title: Residents of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, 1762-1790 /
Publisher: [Baltimore, Md.] : Clearfield, 2005.
Description: iv, [2], 380 p. : maps ; 22 cm.
Notes: An alphabetical list (by family name) of individuals identified
as residing in Mecklenburg County during 1762-1790, with reference to
source of information. Includes local maps on two unnumbered pages
between p.iv and p.1.

Author: Tompkins, Daniel Augustus,
Title: History of Mecklenburg County and the city of Charlotte from 1740 to 1903
Publisher: Charlotte, N.C.: Observer Print. House, 1903, 544 pgs
(available online via Google books)

Tryon County, North Carolina

Author: Griffin, Clarence W.
Title: History of Old Tryon and Rutherford Counties North Carolina ... 1730 - 1936.
Publisher: Miller Print. Co., Asheville, N.C. 1937. Reprinted, The Reprint Company,
Spartanburg, S.C. 1977. ISBN 0-87152-252-7
Description: 640 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.

Author: Holcomb, Brent
Title: Tryon County, North Carolina minutes of the Court of Pleas and
Quarter Sessions, 1769-1779 /
Publisher: Columbia, SC : SCMAR, c1994.
Description: 234 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
(available online to ancestry.com subscribers)

Author: Holcomb, Brent
Title: Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, N.C. 1769-1786,
and Tryon County, N.C. Wills & Estates.
Publisher: Souther Historical Press, Greenville, SC., 1977.
Description:  206 p.

Author: Sullivan, Kathy Gunter.
Title: Tryon County documents, 1769-1779 : a North Carolina county /
Publisher: Forest City, N.C. (P.O. Box 938, Forest City 28043) : The
Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, c2000.
Description: xiii, 233 p. : ill., maps, facsims. ; 29 cm.

Title: Tryon County, North Carolina crown docket, July 1769-April 1776,
Tryon County, North Carolina state docket, October 1777-January 1779,
Lincoln County, North Carolina state docket, April 1779-April 1780.
Publisher: [North Carolina? : J.K. Crow, J.O. Crow, Sr., M. Philbeck, 1994].
Description: iii, 52, [110] p. : facsims. ; 28 cm.

Author: Philbeck, Miles S.
Title: Tryon County, North Carolina : index to land surveys /
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. (407 Colony Woods Dr., Chapel Hill 27514) :
M.S. Philbeck, c1987.
Description: [82] leaves ; 22 x 28 cm.

Author: Philbeck, Miles S.
Title: Tryon County, North Carolina, land warrants, 1768-1774 /
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. (407 Colony Woods Dr., Chapel Hill 27514) :
M.S. Philbeck, c1987.
Description: [69] p. ; 28 cm.

Author: DePriest, Virginia Greene.
Title: Minutes of the Inferior Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for
Tryon County, North Carolina.
Publisher: Shelby, NC : Virginia Greene DePriest : Lucille Hendrick
Gardner, c1985.
Description: 2 v. ; 28 cm, 1769/72 1773/79

Lincoln County, North Carolina

Author: Dellinger, Paul H.
Title: The 1800 federal census of Lincoln County, North Carolina /
Publisher: Lincolnton, NC : P.H. Dellinger, [1985]
Description: 94 p. ; 28 cm.

Author: Pruitt, Dr. A. B.
Title: Abstracts of Deeds, Lincoln County, NC, 1786-1793 (Books 3, 4, and 16).
Publisher: [United States] A.B. Pruitt, 1988. ISBN 0-944992-12-9. [ pp. 40-41, 77: Land transactions involving Drury Logan. ]

Author: Pruitt, Dr. A. B.
Title: Abstracts of Deeds, Lincoln County, NC, 1793-1800 (Books 17, 18, and 19).
Publisher: [United States] A.B. Pruitt, 1988. ISBN 0-944992-13-7. [ p.12: Land transaction involving Drury Logan. ]

Author: Pruitt, Dr. A. B.
Title: Abstracts of Deeds, Lincoln County, NC, Books 20, 21, and 22.
Publisher: [United States] A.B. Pruitt, 1992. ISBN 0-944992-45-5. [ p. 117: Land transaction referencing Drury Logan. ]

Author: McAllister, Anne Williams.
Title: Civil action papers, 1771-1806 of the Court of Pleas & Quarter
Sessions, Lincoln County, North Carolina : edited extant Tyron civil
action papers, 1771-1779, CRX 298 Lincoln civil 1812-1813 & criminal
1779-1788, selected Lincoln criminal action papers from 1786-1808, not
extant 1779-1781 Lincoln civil action papers /
Publisher: [Lenoir? N.C. : A.W. McAllister & K.G. Sullivan], c1989.
Description: iii, 303 p. : facsims. ; 28 cm.

Author: McAllister, Anne Williams.
Title: Court of pleas & quarter sessions, Lincoln County, North Carolina,
April 1779-January 1789 /
Publisher: Lenoir, N.C. : McAllister-Sullivan, c1988.
Description: 207 p. : map ; 28 cm.

Author: McAllister, Anne Williams.
Title: Court of pleas & quarter sessions, Lincoln County, North Carolina,
April 1805-October 1808 /
Publisher: Lenoir, N.C. : McAllister-Sullivan, c1988.
Description: 153 p. ; 28 cm.

Author: McAllister, Anne Williams.
Title: Court of pleas & quarter sessions, Lincoln County, North Carolina,
1809 January-1812 October /
Publisher: Lenoir, N.C. : McAllister-Sullivan, c1990.
Description: iii, 121, [25] p. : map ; 28 cm.

Author: Lincoln County Historical Association (N.C.)
Title: In our own words : the story of Lincoln County /
Publisher: Lincolnton, N.C. : Lincoln County Historical Association, 2006.
Description: 300 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.

Title: Lincoln County heritage 1997 : Lincoln County, North Carolina.
Publisher: [Waynesville, NC] : Don Mills ; [Lincolnton, N.C.] : Lincoln
County Heritage Book Committee, c1997.
Description: vi, 361 p. : ill., maps ; 32 cm.

Author: Dellinger, Paul H.
Title: Lincoln County, N.C. index to vital statistics -- deaths 1913-1992 /
Publisher: Shelby, NC : Reprinted by Broad River Genealogical Society, 1998.
Description: 2 v. ; 28 cm.

Author: Pruitt, Albert Bruce,
Title: Lincoln County, NC tax list / 1837
Publisher: [North Carolina] : A.B. Pruitt, c1998-
Description: maps ; 28 cm.

Author: Ingmire, Frances Terry.
Title: Lincoln County, North Carolina abstracts of wills /
Publisher: Signal Mountain, TN : Mountain Press, <199- >, c1984.
Description: 28 cm.

Author: McAllister, Anne Williams.
Title: Lincoln County, North Carolina Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions,
April 1789 through April 1796 /
Publisher: [Lenoir, N.C.] : McAllister-Sullivan, c1987.
Description: 185 p. ; 28 cm.

Author: McAllister, Anne Williams.
Title: Lincoln County, North Carolina, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions,
July 1796-January 1805 /
Publisher: Lenoir, N.C. : McAllister-Sullivan, c1988.
Description: 188 p. : map ; 28 cm.

Author: Dellinger, Paul H.
Title: Lincoln County, North Carolina marriage records /
Publisher: Lincolnton, NC : P.H. Dellinger, [1986]-
Description: v. : facsims. ; 28 cm, 1868/86 1887/1900 1901/36

Author: Philbeck, Miles S.
Title: Lincoln County, North Carolina will abstracts, 1779-1910 /
Publisher: Wilson, N.C. (600 Lynnwood Ave., Wilson 27893) : G. Turner, c1986.
Description: [151] p. ; 28 cm.

Author: Bynum, Curtis,
Title: Marriage bonds of Tryon and Lincoln Counties, North Carolina /
Publisher: Southern Historical Press, Greenville, SC : 1929.
Description: 184 p. ; 23 cm.

Author: Rhyne, Paul E.,
Title: Old grave sites revisited in Gaston and Lincoln County, North
Carolina : containing thousands of graves with their authentic names,
locations, and dates of births and deaths /
Publisher: [Dallas, N.C. : R.C. Rhyne ; Stanley, N.C. : S.H. Grissop, 1986]-
Description: 28 cm, v. 1 v. 2 v. 3

Author: Sherrill, William L.
Title: Annals of Lincoln County North Carolina. The Observer Printing House, Inc.,
Charlotte, N.C. 1937.
(available online to Ancestry.com subscribers)

Rutherford County, North Carolina

Author: Griffin, Clarence W.
Title: History of Old Tryon and Rutherford Counties North Carolina ... 1730 - 1936.
Publisher: Miller Print. Co., Asheville, N.C. 1937. Reprinted, The Reprint Company,
Spartanburg, S.C. 1977. ISBN 0-87152-252-7
Description: 640 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.

Author: Brooks, Roy.; Newton, Hedy Hughes.
Title: Bridges To The Past." A collection of genealogy columns featured in the
newspaper, "Forest City This Week", 1969-1978.
Publisher: Forest City, N.C.  Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, 1992
Description: 2 v. in 1 (399, 323 p.) ; 29 cm.

Title: The Heritage of Rutherford County, North Carolina /
Publisher: Winston-Salem, N.C. : Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County
in cooperation with the History Division, Hunter Pub. Co. ; Forest City,
N.C. : Book correspondence to the Society, 1984-
Description: v. <1 > : ill. ; 32 cm.

Author: Todd, Susan Waxmunski.
Title: Heroes of the sixties : lest we forget /
Publisher: Forest City, N.C. : Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, c2004.
Description: viii, 240 p. : ill., map, ports. ; 28 cm.
Notes: "An effort to identify all the Confederate veterans buried in Rutherford County"

Title:  North Carolina historical and genealogical record.
Publisher: Forest City, N.C. : Clarence Griffin, 1932-1933.
Description: 2 v. in 1 : ill., folded geneal. tables ; 23 cm.

Author: Holcomb, Brent.
Title: Marriages of Rutherford County, North Carolina, 1779-1868 /
Publisher: Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1986.
Description: 205 p. ; 23 cm.

Author: Caldwell, Juanita Evans.
Title: Rutherford County, North Carolina court of pleas and quarter sessions
Publisher: Shelby, N.C. : Broad River Genealogical Society, 1996-
Description: 28 cm, 1830/31 1832/33 1834/35 1836/37 1838/39 1840/41

Title: Rutherford County, North Carolina estates : 1802, 1813, 1814, 1849-1968
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. (1806 Maxwell Ave., Baltimore 21222) :
Mrs. R.T. Allen, [1998]
Description: 131 leaves ; 28 cm.

Author: Wooley, James E.
Title: Rutherford County, North Carolina, wills and miscellaneous
records, 1783-1868 /
Publisher: Easley, S.C. : Southern Historical Press, c1984.
Description: 151, [26] p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

Author: McEntire, Russell Hicks.
Title: Some old cemetery records of old Rutherford County, North Carolina /
Publisher: Weaverville, N.C. : R. McEntire, [1985?]
Description: 1 v. (various pagings) ; 28 cm.

Author: Sullivan, Kathy Gunter.
Title: Tryon County documents, 1769-1779 : a North Carolina county /
Publisher: Forest City, N.C. (P.O. Box 938, Forest City 28043) :
The Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, c2000.
Description: xiii, 233 p. : ill., maps, facsims. ; 29 cm.

Author: Holcomb, Brent.
Title: The 1800 census of Rutherford County, North Carolina.
Publisher: Clinton, S.C., 1973.
Description: [17] l.

Author: DePriest, Virginia Greene.
Title: The 1810 federal census of Rutherford County, North Carolina /
Publisher: Shelby, NC : V.G. DePriest, [1986]
Description: iv, 91 p. ; 28 cm.

Author:  Newton, Hedy Hughes.
Title: Rutherford County, North Carolina, abstracts of minutes, Court
of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1779-1786.
Publisher: [Ellenboro, N.C.] c1974.
Description: 152 p. 24 cm.

Author:  Holcomb, Brent.
Title: 1785 tax list (partial), Rutherford County, North Carolina /
Publisher: [Chapel Hill, N. C. : Holcomb, 1974]
Description: 7, [3] leaves ; 22 x 28 cm.

Author:  Gardner, Lucille Hendrick.
Title: "Grandfather clause" voter registration, Rutherford County, North Carolina, 1902-1908 /
Publisher: Shelby, NC (Rt. 4, Box 295, Shelby 28150) : L.H. Gardner, [1986?]
Description: 201 p. ; 28 cm.

Author:  Michal, Jacob.
Title: Land entries, 1826-1834, Rutherford County, North Carolina /
Publisher: [Rutherfordton? N.C. : The Chapter?, 1970]
Description: 172 leaves ; 28 cm.

Author:  Koon, Sue Hill.
Title: Rutherford County, North Carolina 1790 census and 1782 tax list /
Publisher: Spindale, N.C. : Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, 1974.
Description: 38 p., [1] leaf of plates : map ; 28 cm.

Author: Pruitt, Dr. A. B.
Title: Abstracts of Land Entries, Rutherford County, North Carolina, 1779-1795.
Publisher: [North Carolina], 1989. ISBN: 0-944992-23-4. [ pp. 79, 124: Drury Logan referenced in land entires. ]

Author: Pruitt, Dr. A. B.
Title: Abstracts of Land Entries, Rutherford County, North Carolina, 1795-1803.
Publisher: [North Carolina], 1989. ISBN: 0-944992-24-2

Author: Lu, Helen M., and Gwen B. Neumann.
Title: North Carolina Spectator and Western Advertiser (1830-1835), Rutherford County, North
Carolina, abstracts. Dallas, TX, 1982.

Author: Davis, Caroline Heath.
Title: Rutherford County, North Carolina abstracts of deeds, 1773-1795 /
Publication: Rutherfordton, N.C. : Mrs. W.L. Davis, 1973
Description: 156 p. : ill. ; 27 cm

Author: Green, John Plath, 1910-
Title: Abstracts of deeds, Rutherford County, North Carolina, volumes A-D.
Publication: Dallas, Family Heritage Pub. House, 1968.
Description: ix, 120, [58] p. 29 cm

Author: Cole, Timothy J.
Title: The Rumbling Mountain of Hickory Nut Gap: The story of North Carolina's
most celebrated earthquakes
Publisher: Privately published, Wilmington, NC, 1990.
(story of the 1880s earthquakes in the Chimney Rock (Lake Lure) area of Rutherford
County, NC.  Includes references to some Logan's who lived in the area.)

Cleveland County, North Carolina

Author: Caldwell, Juanita Evans.
Title: Cleaveland County, North Carolina Court of Pleas and Quarter
Sessions / transcribed by Juanita Evans Caldwell.
Publisher: Shelby, N.C. : Broad River Geneal. Society, 1995-
Description: v. ; 28 cm, v.1-v.12

Title: Cleveland and Rutherford counties, N.C., Confederate soldiers, 1861-1865.
Publisher: Shelby, N.C. : Broad River Genealogical Society, 1981.
Description: 182 p. ; 28 cm.

Title: Cleveland County, N.C. record of accounts, 1868-1872.
Publisher: Shelby, NC (P.O. Box 2261, Shelby 28150) : Broad River
Genealogical Society, [1987]
Description: 174 p. ; 28 cm.

Author: Allen, Robert T.,
Title: Cleveland County, North Carolina estate records, 1795-1840,
broken series, 1841-1915 /
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Mrs. R.T. Allen, [c1997]
Description: 34 leaves ; 28 cm.

Author: Thompson, Ann Jones.
Title: Cleveland County, North Carolina Superior Court minutes /
Publisher: Shelby, N.C. : Broad River Geneal. Society, 1995-
Description: v. ; 28 cm, v. 1, v. 2

Title: Cleveland County, North Carolina tax lists.
Publisher: Shelby, N.C. : Broad River Genealogical Society, [1987-1993]
Description: v. <1-4> ; 28 cm, 1841/44 1844/47 1850/53 1853/57

Author: Turner, Grace.
Title: Cleveland County, North Carolina, will abstracts, 1841-1910 /
Publisher: [North Carolina : s.n.], c1981.
Description: [120] p. ; 28 cm.

Author: DePriest, Virginia Greene.
Title: "Grandfather clause" voter registration, Cleveland County,
North Carolina, 1902-1908 /
Publisher: Shelby, NC (406 W. Dixon Blvd., Shelby 28150) : V.G. DePriest, [1986?]
Description: 186 p. ; 28 cm.

Title: The Heritage of Cleveland County /
Publisher: Shelby, N.C. : Cleveland County Historical Association,
in cooperation with Hunter Pub. Co., Winston-Salem, N.C., c1982-
Description: ill., maps, ports. ; 32 cm, v. 1-2

Author: Ramey, S. Arnold (Shirley Arnold),
Title: Cleveland County, North Carolina marriages, 1851-1868.
Publisher: [Lattimore, N.C., 1971]
Description: 56, xvii l. 28 cm.

Title: The Marriage register of Cleveland County, N.C., Book 3, pp.
1-51 and the Rev. T.H. Mullinax‚ personal register, 1900-1910 /
Publisher: Shelby, N.C. (P.O. Box 2261, Shelby 28150) : The Society, [1984]
Description: 213 p. ; 28 cm.

Title: The Marriage register of Cleveland County, N.C., Book 3, pp. 52-81 /
Publisher: Shelby, N.C. (P.O. Box 2261, Shelby 28150) : The Society, [1984]
Description: 101 p. ; 28 cm.

Title: The Marriage register of Cleveland County, North Carolina, 1894-1904.
Publisher: Shelby, NC (P.O. Box 2261, Shelby 28251-2261) : Broad River
Genealogical Society, c1985.
Description: 147 p. ; 28 cm.

Author: Surratt, Jo Ann F.
Title: WPA cemetery list of Cleveland County, NC /
Publisher: Shelby, N.C. (P.O. Box 2261, Shelby 28151-2261) : Broad
River Genealogical Society, Inc., 2001-2002.
Description: 2 v. : ill. ; 28 cm.

Title: Delayed birth certificates of Cleveland County, NC : volumes 1-9 /
Publisher: Shelby, N.C. : Broad River Genealogical Society, Inc., c2003.
Description: 237 p. ; 28 cm.

Title: The Living Past of Cleveland County: A History."
Author: Weathers, Lee B.
Publisher: Star Publishing Co., 1956.

Title: Our Heritage: A History of Cleveland County.
Publisher: Shelby Daily Star, 1976.

Title: Cleveland County, NC, Land Grants (Indexed)
Publisher: Broad River Genealogical Society, Shelby, NC.
Descriptions: 622 p.

Author: DePriest, Virginia
Title: Confederate Soldiers of Cleveland/Rutherford Counties
Publisher: Broad River Genealogical Society, Shelby, NC.

Title: Tax Map of Cleveland County, NC, 1886
Publisher: Broad River Genealogical Society, Shelby, NC.
(excellent resource for locating where your Cleveland County
ancestors lived in 1886)

Gaston County, North Carolina

Author: Cope, Robert F. and Manly Wade Wellman.
Title: The County of Gaston, Two Centuries of a North Carolina Region.
Publisher: Gaston County (NC) Historical Society, 1961, 274 p.

Author: Puett, Minnie Stowe.
Title: History of Gaston County,
Publication:  Charlotte, N.C., The Observer Printing House, Inc., 1939.
Description:  218 p., 24 cm

Author: Wehunt-Black, Rita
Title: Gaston County, North Carolina, A Brief History
Publication: The History Press, Charleston, SC, 2008
Description: ISBN 978.1.59629.327.4


York County, South Carolina

Author: Biggers, David A.
Title: York County, South Carolina, pioneer families and allied families
of North Carolina /
Publisher: Gastonia, N.C. : William Gaston Chapter, Daughters of the
American Revolution, [1953?]
Description: 55 leaves ; 30 cm.

Author: Rathburn, Thorn.
Title: York County historical and genealogical records of South Carolina.
Publisher: Chester, S.C., c1973-
Description: v. 28 cm, v. 1 v. 2

Author: Langdon, Barbara R.
Title: York County marriages, 1770-1869 : implied in York County, SC
probate records /
Publisher: Aiken, S.C. : B.R. Langdon, c1983
Description: 100 p. ; 22 cm.

Author: Wells, Laurence K.
Title: York County, South Carolina, minutes of the County Court, 1786-1797 /
Publisher: [Columbia? S.C. : s.n.], c1981.
Description: 199 p. ; 24 cm.

Author: Holcomb, Brent.
Title: York County, South Carolina will abstracts : 1787-1862 (1770-1862) /
Publisher: Columbia, S.C. : SCMAR ; Columbia, S.C. (Box 21766, Columbia,
29221) : Copies may be ordered from B.H. Holcomb, 2002.
Description: 466 p. : map ; 24 cm.

Main Author: Hartness, George Bowman, 1919-
Title: By ship, wagon, and foot to York County, S.C.
Publisher: [Columbia, S.C., 1966]
Description: xiv, 116 p. illus., coats of arms (part col.) geneal. tables,
map (on lining papers) ports. 24 cm.
Notes: " A compilation of historical information on the following families
who were among the earliest white settlers of York, Chester,Winnsboro, and
Kershaw Counties, South Carolina: Hartness, Ash, Burris, Bowen, Whitley,
Mitchell, Carson, Thomas, Neil, Irvin, Chesnut, Curley, Sutton, McClain,
Waggoner, Eakins, Johnsey, and including a chapter on the Hartness family
who settled in New York State."

Author: Owens, Jo Roberts.
Title: Confederate veterans enrollment book of York County, S.C., 1902 /
Publisher: Clover, S.C. : Westmoreland Printers, 1983.
Description: viii, 151 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.

Author: Hart, J. E.
Title: Supplement to confederate veterans enrollment book of York County,
S.C., 1902 : additional information about some of the veterans /
Publisher: York, S.C. (10 Lynnwood Cr., York 29745) : J.R. Owens, 1984.
Description: [48] p. ; 28 cm.

Author: Holcomb, Brent H., comp..
Title: York County, South Carolina Marriage and Death Notices, 1823-65
Publisher: Spartanburg, SC, USA: Reprint Co., 1989.

Spartanburg County, South Carolina

Author: Pruitt, Albert Bruce,
Title: Spartanburg County/District, South Carolina : deed abstracts,
books A - T, 1785-1827 (1752-1827) /
Publisher: Easley, S.C. : Southern Historical Press, c1988.
Description: iii, 793, [74] p. : 1 map ; 24 cm.

Author: Landrum, J.B.O.
Title: History of Spartantanburg
Publisher: Atlanta, Ga., Franklin prtg. and Pub. Co., 1900.
Description: viii, 739 p. illus. 24 cm.

North Carolina

Author: Leary, Helen F. M.
Title: North Carolina Research: Genealogy & Local History, second edition,
Publisher: NC Genealogical Society, 1996,
Description: hard cover, 8 1/2" x 11", 600+ pages, indexed.
(excellent resource for locating and understanding NC records - available
for purchase from the NC Genealogical Society)

Author: Powell, William S.
Title: North Carolina through Four Centuries
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1989.

Author: Powell, William S.
Title: The North Carolina Gazetteer, A Dictionary of Tar Hell Places
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1968.

Author: Powell, William S., Editor
Title: Encyclopedia of North Carolina
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 2006.

Author: Corbitt, David Leroy.
Title: The Formation of the North Carolina Counties 1663-1943.
Publisher: Division of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of
Cultural Resources, 1950, 1996. ISBN 0-86526-032-X.
(great resource for understanding the formation of NC counties and the
movement of their boundaries)

Author: Saunders, William L.
Title: Colonial Records of North Carolina
Publisher: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History (1963).

Author: Clark, Walter.
Title: The State Records of North Carolina.
Publisher: Broadfront Publishing, Wilmington, NC, 1994, 30 vol. Originally published 1907.
ISBN 1-56837-200-0.

Author: Wheeler, John H.
Title: Historical Sketches of North Carolina, From 1584 to 1851.
Publisher: Philadelphia, Lippincott, Grambo and Co. 1851.
(available online to ancestry.com subscribers)

Author:  Almasy, Sandra L.
Title: North Carolina mortality census, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 /
Publisher: Joliet, IL : Kensington Glen Pub., c1994.
Description: 13 v. ; 28 cm.

Author: Griffin, Clarence W., 1904-
Title: Essays on North Carolina history
Publisher:  Forest City, N.C., Forest City Courier, 1951

Author: Griffin, Clarence W. 1904-1958.  (Clarence Wilbur),
Title: Western North Carolina sketches,
Publication: Forest City, N.C., Forest City courier, 1941
Description: 96 p.

Author: Skaggs, Marvin Lucian.
Title: North Carolina boundary disputes involving her southern line.
Publication: Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 1941.
Description: 250 p.

Author: Moore, John Wheeler
Title: History of North Carolina: From the Earlist Discoveres to the Present
Publisher: Alfred Williams & Co. 1880.
(available online via Google books)

Author: Cooke, William D., Lambert Lilly, David Lowry Swain, William Alexander Graham
Title: Revolutionary War History of North Carolina: In Three Lectures
Publisher: P.P. Putnam & Co.
Description: 236 p.
(available online via Google books)

Author: Ashe, Samuel A'Court
Title: History of North Carolina
Publisher: Spartanburg, S.C., Reprint Co. [1971, 1908], 618 p.
(available online via Google books)

Author: Arthur, John Preston
Title: Western North Carolina: A History (1730-1913)
Publisher: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution of North Carolina,
Edward Buncombe Chapter, Asheville, 1914.
(available online via Google books)

Author: Wheeler, John H.
Title: Reminiscences and memoirs of North Carolina and eminent North Carolinians
Publisher: Columbus, Ohio: Columbus Print. Works, 1884, 573 pgs
(available online to Heritage Quest and Ancestry.com subscribers)

Author: Cain, Barbara T.
Title: Guide to private manuscript collections in the North Carolina State Archives.
Publisher: North Carolina Dept. of Cultural Resources, Division of Archives and History, 1981.
Description: 706 p. ; 23 cm.

Author: Hunter, C.L.
Title: Sketches of Western North Carolina, Historical and Biographical
Publisher: Raleigh, 1877.

Author: Watson, Harry L.
Title: An Independent People: The Way We Lived in North Carolina, 1770-1820 (1983)

Author: Mitchell, Thorton W.
Title: North Carolina Wills: A Testator Index, 1665-1900
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc., Baltimore, 1992, 1996
Description: ISBN 0-8063-1361-7.
(available online to ancestry.com subscribers)

Title: Original data: Heads of families at the first census of the United States
taken in the year 1790..
Publisher: Washington, D.C.: Govt. Print Off., 1908
(contains a complete listing of all names in the 1790 North Carolina census)
(available online via the U.S. Census website, and to ancestry.com subscribers)

Author: Ratcliff, Clarence E.
Title: North Carolina Taxpayers, 1679-1790, Vol. 1-2
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Co, Baltimore, 1987
(available online to ancestry.com subscribers)

South Carolina

Author: Ramsay, David
Title: Ramsay's History of South Carolina: From Its First Settlement in 1670 to the Year 1808
Publisher: Newberry, S.C. : W.J. Duffie, 1858.
(available online via Google books)

Author: McCrady, Edward
Title: The History of South Carolina Under the Royal Government, 1719-1776
Publisher: New York, Macmillan Co.; London, Macmillan & Co., 1899
Description: 847 p.
(available online via Google books)

Author: McCrady, Edward
Title: The History of South Carolina in the Revolution, 1775-1780
Publisher: Macmillan & co., ltd., 1901
Description: 787 p.
(available online via Google books)

Author: McCrady, Edward
Title: The History of South Carolina in the Revolution, 1780-1783
Publisher: Macmillan & co., ltd., 1902
Description: 899 p.
(available online via Google books)

Author: Simms, William Gilmore
Title: The History of South Carolina from Its First European Discovery to Its Erection Into a Republic
Publisher: New York : Redfield, 1860.
Description: 437 p.
(available online via Google books)

Author: Landrum, John Belton O'Neall
Title: Colonial and Revolutionary History of Upper South Carolina
Publisher: Spartanburg, S.C., Reprint Co., 1959
(available online via Google books)

Author: Holcomb, Brent Howard.
Title: A Guide to South Carolina Genealogical Research and Records
Publisher: Columbia, South Carolina, 1998.

Author: Philbeck, Miles S.
Title: Upper Broad River Basin pioneers, 1750-1760 /
Publication: Wilson, N.C. (600 Lynnwood Ave., Wilson 27893) : Turner and Philbeck, 1984,
Description: [185] p. : ill. ; 28 cm.

Author: Logan, John F.
Title: A History of the Upper Country of South Carolina from the Earliest Periods
to the Close of the Ware of Independence
Publisher: 2 Vols. Charleston SC: Courtenay, 1859.
Description: 521 p.

Author: Woodmason, Charles
Title: The Carolina Backcountry on the Eve of the Revolution
Publisher: UNC Press, 1953.
Description: 344 pages.
(available online via Google books)

Author: Holcomb, Brent
Title: North Carolina Land Grants in South Carolina
Publisher: Greenwood, A Press, Inc., 1980.
(available online to ancestry.com subscribers)

Indian Wars

Author: Lee, E. Lawrence
Title: Indian Wars in North Carolina, 1663-1763
Publisher: The Carolina Charter Tercentenary Commission, 1963.

Revolutionary War

Author: Clark, Murtie June.
Title: Colonial soldiers of the South, 1732-1774 /
Publisher: Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1983.
Description: xxvii, 1246 p. ; 23 cm.
(available online to ancestry.com subscribers)

Author: Draper, Lyman C.
Title: King's Mountain and Its Heroes, History of the Battle of King's Mountain, October 7th, 1780.
Publisher: Originally published, Cincinnati, 1881. ISBN 0-8063-0097-3.
Note: Full text available online via Google books.

Author: Draper, Lyman Copeland, Edward Earl Bennett, Ruth Hardaker.
Title: Calendar of the Tennessee and King's Mountain papers of the Draper collection of manuscripts.
Publisher: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, 1929.

Author: Draper, Lyman Copeland.
Title: The Draper manuscript collection, Kings' Mountain papers, Series DD.
Publisher: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, 1949, 6 microfilm reels.

Author: White, Katherine Keogh
Title: The King's Mountain Men
Publisher: Originally published 1924.  Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1970

Author: Rankin, Hugh F.
Title: The North Carolina Continentals.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1971. ISBN 0-8078-5662-2.

Author: Moss, Bobby Gilmer.
Title: The patriots at Kings Mountain /
Publisher: Blacksburg, S.C. : Scotia-Hibernia, c1990.
Description: viii, 318 p. : map ; 23 cm.

Author: Moss, Bobby, Gilmer
Title: Roster of the loyalists in the Battle of Kings Mountain
Publisher: Blacksburg, S.C. : Scotia-Hibernia, 1998.
Description: 162 p. : map ; 23 cm.

Author: Moss, Bobby Gilmer.
Title: Roster of South Carolina patriots in the American Revolution /
Publisher: Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1983.
Description: xxiii, 1022 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
(available online to ancestry.com subscribers)

Title: Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution.
Publisher: The North Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution, 1932.
(available online to ancestry.com subscribers)

Author: National Genealogical Society.
Title: Index of Revolutionary War pension applications in the National Archives.
Publisher: Washington : National Genealogical Society, 1976.
Description: xxii, 658 p. ; 28 cm.

Title: Revolutionary War pension applicants who served from South Carolina.
Publisher: [n. p., 1946]
Description: 70 p. fold. map. 24 cm.

Author: Virgil D. White, compiler,
Title: Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files, vol. I, II, III
Publisher: Waynesboro, Tennessee: The National Historical Publishing Company, 1990-1992
Description: Book 4 v. (5265 p.) ; 29 cm., v. I. A-E -- v. II. F-M -- v. III. N-Z -- v. IV. Index.

Author: Daughters of the American Revolution.
Title: DAR Patriot Index.
Publisher: Gateway Press, Baltimore, MD, 2003, 3v. (3131p.).

Author:  Haun, Weynette Parks.
Title: North Carolina Revolutionary Army accounts : Secretary of State,
Treasurer\u2019s & Comptroller\u2019s papers /
Publisher: Durham, N.C. (243 Argonne Dr., Durham 27704) : W.P. Haun, c1988-
Description: v. 1-18 ; 28 cm.

Author:  Burns, Annie Walker,
Title: Abstract of pensions of North Carolina soldiers of the
Revolution, War of 1812 & Indian Wars.
Publisher: Washington [1960?-
Description: v. 1-15, 28 cm.
(vol. 1-5 available online to ancestry.com subscribers)

Author:  Burns, Annie Walker,
Title: Abstract of pensions of South Carolina soldiers of the
Revolutionary War, War of 1812 & Indian wars /
Publisher: Washington : Burns, [1960?-
Description: v. 1-9; 28 cm.

Author: Schenck, David, 1835-1902
Title: North Carolina, 1780-'81 : being a history of the invasion of the Carolinas by the
British Army under Lord Cornwallis in 1780-'81. with the particular design of showing the
part borne by North Carolina in that struggle for liberty and independence, and to correct
some of the errors of history in regard to that State and its people (1889).
(available online via Google books, and to ancestry.com subscribers)

Author: Crow, Jeffrey J.
Title: A Guidebook to Revolutionary Sites in North Carolina (1975)

Author: Lipscomb, Terry W.
Title: Battles, Skirmishes, and Actions of the American Revolution in South Carolina.
Publisher: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1991.

Author: O'Donnel, James H., III
Title: The Cherokees of North Carolina in the American Revolution (1976)

Author: DeMond, Robert Orley,
Title: The loyalists in North Carolina during the Revolution /
Publisher: Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1979, c1940.
Description: viii, 286 p. ; 23 cm.
(available online to ancestry.com subscribers)

Author: Clark, Murtie June
Title: Loyalists in the Southern Campaign
Publisher: Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1981
(available online to ancestry.com subscribers)

Author: Troxler, Carole W.
Title: The Loyalist Experience in North Carolina (1976)

Author: William D. Bennett,
Title: Tories in Southwestern NC,
Publisher: Burke Co. Gen. Soc. Journal, Dec 1988, p.95-100.

Author: Warren Ripley,
Title: Battleground, South Carolina in the Revolution,
Publisher: Evening Post Publishing Co., Charleston, S.C. 1983, 200+ pages.
(available online via Heritage Quest)

Author: White, Emmett R.
Title: Revolutionary War soldiers of western North Carolina /
Publisher: Easley, S.C. : Southern Historical Press, 1984-
Description: v. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Title: Pension Roll of 1835
Publisher: United States War Dept (Reprited by: Baltimore, Genealogical
Pub. Co., 1968.)
Description: 4 vol. 23 cm.
(available online to ancestry.com subscribers)

War of 1812

Title: Original data: Muster rolls of the soldiers of the War of 1812 :
detached from the Militia of North Carolina in 1812 and 1814.
Publisher: Originally published in 1851. Baltimore : Genealogical Pub.
Co., 1976.
Description: 193 p. ; 23 cm.
(available online to ancestry.com subscribers)

Author: Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh
Title: North Carolina and the War of 1812
Published: State Dept of Archives and History, Raleigh, NC 1971
Description: 54 p.

Civil War

Author: Brown, Matthew (editor)
Title: North Carolina Troops 1861-1865: A Roster
Publisher: North Carolina Office of Archives and History
Description: 15 vols. (I - XV)

Author: Clark, Walter,
Title: Histories of the several regiments and battalions from North Carolina, in
the great war 1861-1865 /
Publisher: 1901
Description: 5 v. : ill., ports., maps (part fold.) plans ; 24 cm.

Title: Guide to Civil War records in the North Carolina State Archives.
Publisher: North Carolina. State Dept. of Archives and History. Raleigh, 1966
Description: 128 p. 28 cm

Title: The 55th North Carolina in the Civil War : a history and roster /
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2006.
Description: viii, 192 p. : ill., ports., plans ; 27 cm.
Notes: "This history tells the story of the men who served in the 55th North
Carolina. Appendices provide a breakdown of the companies in the regiment; the regimental
roster; a list of men who died of disease; and a record of the men from the 55th
who were killed in battle. Contemporary photographs are also included"--Provided
by publisher.
(many Cleveland County, NC soldiers served in the 55th NC)

Author: Mitchell, Memory
Title: Legal Aspects of Conscription and Exemption in North Carolina (1861-1865)
Publisher: James Sprunt Studies in History and Political Science, vol. 47 (1965)
Author: Girvan, Jeffrey M.,

Author: Harris, William C.
Title: North Carolina and the Coming of the Civil War
Publisher: North Carolina Dept of Cultural Resources, Raleigh, 1988.
Description: 65 p.

Family Histories

Author: Biggerstaff, Ralph.
Title: Biggerstaff.
Publisher: Second Edition, 1981. Privately published.

Author: Bollinger, Linda Moore.
Title: The Leading Edge: A history of the family of Aaron Moore, Pennsylvania Indian trader and North Carolina pioneer.
Publisher: Privately published. Irving, TX, 1993. 313 p.

Author: Conley, Kathrine Logan.
Title: The Genealogy of Major Francis Logan.
Publisher: Rutherfordton, NC. 1970.

Author: Downs, Posey E.
Title: The Captain Benjamin Newton - William Downs and Other Lineage History.
Publisher: Salemburg, NC: Privately Printed. 1954. 374 pages.

Author: Ridings, Beulah Philbeck
Title: An Index to The Captain Benjamin Newton, William Downs, and other lineage
history by Posey E. Downs
Publisher: Broad River Genealogical Society, Shelby, NC, 1984.

Author: Griffin, Clarence W. 1904-1958.
Walker, Felix,; 1753-1828.
Title: Revolutionary service of Col. John Walker and family :
and Memoirs of Hon. Felix Walker /
Publisher: Forest City, N.C. : The Forest City courier, 1930
(available online via Ancestry.com)

Author: Hoffman, Laban Miles,
Title: Our kin : being a history of the Hoffman, Rhyne, Costner, Rudisill,
Best, Hovis, Hoyle, Wills, Shetley, Jenkins, Holland, Hambright, Gaston,
Withers, Cansler, Clemmer and Lineberger families,
Publisher: Charlotte, N.C.?: D.E. Ryne, L.L. Jenkins, and L.M. Hoffman., 1915,
Description: 601 p.

Author: Logan, Richard K.
Title: Logan : a directory of the descendants of Andrew and Lydia Logan of Albany,
New York and Abbeville, South Carolina /
Publisher: Bowie, MD : Heritage Books, 1994.
Description: ix, 329 p. ; 21 cm.
(includes descedants of Francis Logan of Rutherford County, NC)

Author: Rucker, Elizabeth Hoyle,
Title: The genealogy of Peiter Heyl and his descendants, 1110-1936 : with the
intermarried families of Arnold, Bess, Byrd, Cansler, Carlock, Carpenter, Costner
(Kestner), Davis, Freeman, Friday, Gantt (Gaunt, Ghent), Green, Hahn, Henkel,
Hoffman, Hovis, Huffstetler, Jones, Klein, Lineberger, (Leinberger), Mendenhall,
McIntosh, Nesbitt, Payne, Patton, Peel, Peeler, Porter, Ramsour, Reinhardt, Rhyne,
Reynolds, Robinson, Rudisill, Shuford, Summey, Smith, Thompson, Wells, Warlick,
Weidner and Wilfong
Publisher: Shelby, N.C.: Zolliecoffer Jenks Thompson, c1938, 1549  pgs.

Author: Summers, Bonnie Mauney
Title: Three Mauney Families
Publisher: Quintin Publications, 1967.

Church Histories

Author: Logan, John Randolph.
Title: Sketches, historical and biographical, of the Broad River and
King's Mountain Baptist Associations, from 1800 to 1882;
Publisher: Shelby, N.C., Babington, Roberts, 1887.
Description: xx, 605 p. front. (port) 24 cm.

Author: Moss, Bobby Gilmer
Title: A voice in the wilderness.  A history of Buffalo Baptist Church.
Publisher: Gaffney, S.C., Gaffney Printing Co. 1972
Description: 90 p. illus., maps.

Migration

Author: Rouse, Parke, Jr.
Title: The Great Wagon Road From Philadelphia to the South
Publisher: NY: McGraw-Hill, 1973, ISBN:  007054101
Description:  292 p., illus., maps, photos.

Author: Leyburn, James G.
Title: The Scotch Irish, A Social History
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1962.
Description: ISBN 0-8078-4259-1, 377p.

Author: Blethen, Tyler H., and Curtis W. Wood Jr.
Title: From Ulster to Carolina, The Migration of the Scotch-Irish
to Southwestern North Carolina
Publisher: North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Raleigh, 1998.
Description: ISBN 0-86526-279-9, 71p.

Author: Nixon, Joseph R.
Title: The German settlers in Lincoln County and western North Carolina
Publisher: Chapel Hill : North Carolina Historical Society, 1912.

Author: Fischer, David Hackett
Title: Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 1991
Description: ISBN 0195069056, 9780195069051, 972 pages


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