I am trying to find obituaries and wills for John Wilkie Craig and Elizabeth Mary Gillespie who are probably my 2nd great grandparents. They lived and died in McDowell County in Marion Township. I believe they lived about 4 miles northwest of Marion near Tom’s Creek. They are buried in the Craig Family Cemetery that […]
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We are researching William H Sullivan and Wife Elizabeth Ernest. Sullivan, William married Elizabeth Ernest in Marion, McDowell July 19, 1845, the “bondsman” was Edward Sullivan. I would love to know if this is our William H. Sullivan and who Edward was, a brother a father? Any suggestions? We have no other back records only […]
McDOWELL COUNTY, NC – OBITUARIES – Charles Harvey Greenlee, 16 Jun 2005 ————–¤¤¤¤¤¤————– Charles Harvey Greenlee a lifelong resident of the Woodlawn community of McDowell County passed away Thursday morning in the Spruce Pine Hospital following and extended illness. Charles was married to the late Jane Katherine Gill Greenlee. A graduate of Lees McRae College, […]
Amy Grisak, begins her article with a “WARNING” label! Sleep deprivation, walking through cemeteries and obsessive tendencies about scraps of paper when it comes to genealogical research. The article which appears in the 2013 Farmers’ Almanac is titled Digging up Roots – The INS and OUTS of creating your own family tree. You can read […]
A link to the National Archives website with information on obtaining Veterans’ Service Records.
Historical Review by Mrs. Mary K. Burgin, December 28, 1975 I have fond memories of the Old Church and Sunday school. It was established in the late twenties. My Dad, Henry J. Knupp and stepmother Sally Solomon Knupp, attended this church until his death in 1935. Granny Sally, as we called her, was teacher of […]
Blacksheep Ancestors focuses on the prison, convict, execution, outlaws, insane asylum and pirate records. A very interesting site to reserach and learn about the historical court records. The site not only covers the United States, but Canada and the United Kingdom. BlackSheep Ancestors
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I am trying to find some information about the McDowell County poor Farm/Alms house. It may have been in Higgins Township. I am looking for their cemetery or death information on their residence. I am interested in a Lydia & Martha Davis that lived there in 1900. Martha also lived there in 1910. Her deth […]
As researchers we are always looking for information of possible resources. Well I have posted a link on the Resources and Links page to the McDowell County Public Library. The Library has a wealth of information for genealogy researchers. The Marion branch is the main library and houses the Abe Simmons Genealogy and North Carolina […]