Years ago, births were written in family Bibles, on notes of paper, etc. when the government required birth certificates, then people of all ages applied for delayed birth certificates. A delayed birth certificate is one that is not filed within a set period of time, in North Carolina this is within a year of the [...]
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Check out marriages for McDowell County, NC citizens listed on US GenWeb Archives
Has your trail for an ancestor lead you to another county in North Carolina? Take a look at the USGenWeb Archives for North Carolina to check out other NC county GenWeb sites.
The North Carolina State Archives is an overwhelming, treasure trove of information for the genealogy researcher. My visit to the archives was too short! I was there about 4-5 hours. The problem – I didn’t knwo what to expect or how to plan for the visit. I hope the information below will help you make [...]
A Horrible Affray Contributed by: Elaine Kahler According to the Asheville News, NC, October 2, 1862: “A horrible affray took place in this town on last night, between J.C. Neal and John Isbell, which resulted in slightly wounding J.C. Neal in the head with a pistol ball, and in killing John Isbell dead on the [...]
Excerpt about McDowells, Carsons and Pleasant Gardens Submitted by Rick Frederick Pleasant Gardens is a small McDowell County community located on US 70 west of Marion and east of Old Fort. It is also the name of two noted local homes, one formerly belonging to the Joseph McDowell family and the other to the Carson [...]
Scenes of McDowell County were features on Penny Postcards.
The NCGenWeb is dedicated to free genealogy research. They are currently collecting resources on African-American genealogy. Check out the following sites that are filled with rich information: NCGenWeb site on African-American Special Projects. Tom Blake’s Slave Data is one of the largest list of slave holders in 1860 and census for 1870 If you have African [...]
According to the “Guide to North Carolina Highway Historical Markers” there are 6 historical markers located along the highways in McDowell County, NC. They are as follows: Frontier Fort (N-31) that is located on Main Street (US 70) in Old Fort. Approved in 1956. Andrew’s Geyser (N-37) located on state road 1400 (Old US 70 [...]
Ever heard about the massacre that happened in Marion, NC in the late 1920s. Now you can read about it and hopefully in the near future, you will be able to view an exhibit about the tragic event that occurred in the tiny mill town in Marion. To read the article go to Shame. A [...]