Author Archives: Jane

0000 US GenWeb Census Project

The US GenWeb Census Project is a free site for transcribing and researching State and County Census data. You may find interesting information in the online inventory. Maybe you would like to volunteer to transcribe or proofread a census to post online. The site also includes information on the 1940 census release. It seems from […]

Greenlee Hill Cemetery Pictures

Pictures taken during a hike to the cemetery in January 2012  

Cherry Spring and Jackson Creek Adult Student Letters

My mother, Eunice Davis Burgin told me that the attached Newsletter were students in the adult classes from the Cherry Springs and Jackson Creek sections of McDowell County. Our neighbor Mrs. Alma Gilliam Bradley taught students in one of  these classes. Pages from the newsletter are below. Contributed by Jane B. Gouge

Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 379

“First at Bethel, Farthest to the Front at Gettysburg and Chickamauga, and Last at Appomattox” is a traditional saying honoring the role of North Carolina’s soldiers in the Civil War. This sentence begins the article describing the latest commendation for the McDowell County’s Camp 379, Sons of Confederate Veterans. Take a moment to scan the Sons […]


October Is American Archives Month! Everyday activity creates an archival record. Today the majority is created digitally…, iPad, iPhone and camera are examples of digital record creation. In years past, written documentation was the primary record…..birth, marriage and death  certificates; last wills and testaments; deeds and maps. An archival record, per the Society of American […]