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Record additions – slave names

A partial list of slaves found in the estate files of their owners has been added under Records>Miscellaneous Slave names derived from estate files.  Any additions to this list would be greatly appreciated.

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Joseph Payne 1758 – 1826 VA

Here is a cool photo  of a gravestone I found in the backwoods of  Bath County VA. Does anyone know if there is a link between this man and the Henderson/ Buncombe County

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Obituary Rev Samuel Edney

Having struggled for sometime trying to get this into a readable format, I have placed clips from the newspaper on one page. To make them readable I had to clip portions from the newspaper and try to reconstruct. Hopefully I … Continue reading

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Cordell, Ruth (d 14 Nov 18 1843)

  Highland Messenger 24 Nov 1843  Asheville NC

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Clayton, Sarah (d 20 March 1843 )

Highland Messenger   7 April 1843         Asheville, NC

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NC Civil War Roster Index and NC Confederate Veterans

 North Carolina Civil War roster index NC Confederate Veterans 

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Crawford, James (d. 19 April 1846 )

\   Highland Messenger  24 April 1846    

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Family Reunions

If you would like your family reunion posted to the site, or if you know of other reunions, please submit dates, time and location and we will post to this site.  Use the contact form.

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Link to Henderson County NC cemetery info

Here is a very useful link to the Henderson County Cemetery Book published by the Henderson County Genealogical and Historical Society.  They have given Henderson County permission to post on their site:

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Henderson County Heritage Website

Noted Henderson Co NC historian Jennie Jones Giles has developed an informative and enjoyable website which is a must for anyone interested in the history of Henderson County.  Jennie was a reporter for the Hendersonville Times News and wrote many … Continue reading

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