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Families -- North Carolina -- Cherokee County

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Cherokee County (N.C.)

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-27
Content Description The bulk of the collection consists of notes and articles prepared by Mrs. Louise Bayless, concerning the history of Cherokee County, NC. Several of the articles appeared in regional newspapers. The genealogical materials focus on Cherokee County families. There also is information on Fort Butler, a major collection point (in present-day Murphy, NC), for the Cherokee Indians during their forced removal in 1838. Most of the collection consists of photocopies; although some original items are...

Fain Family

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-21
Content Description The collection consists of papers relating to the Fain family of Cherokee County, NC, especially Mercer Fain (1820-1893) and his sons, John E. Fain and Alfred Allen Fain. Mercer Fain settled in Murphy, NC, around 1839. He was an attorney, land speculator, merchant, and a Confederate leader during the Civil War. He was also a railroad promoter and the first president of the Georgia & North Carolina Railroad, a narrow gauge line from Marietta, GA, which reached Murphy in 1888.

Fain Family, Add. #1

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-22
Content Description This addition to the Fain collection (see MSS 80-21) contains correspondence, legal papers, and business papers relating to the Fain family of Cherokee County, NC.

Fain Family, Addition # 2

 Collection
Identifier: SM 80-41
Scope and Contents The collection contains a photocopy of a family Bible and three letters from the Fain family of Cherokee County, NC, written to Dr. C.M. Hitchcock.



NOTE: For more information see Fain Family (MSS 80-21) and FAIN Family, Add. #1 (MSS 80-22).

Harshaw Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SM 80-58
Scope and Contents The Harshaw family settled in Cherokee County, NC, in 1838. In that year, three brothers, John, Joshua, and Abram Harshaw located in the county. Most of the materials in the collection concern Abram Harshaw and his son Abram McDowell Harshaw. The Harshaws were businessmen and farmers. Abram and his descendants were reputed to be the largest slave owners in Cherokee County. The collection contains two account books. One book is not identified but probably belonged to...

Jason D. Ledford Family Papers

 File
Identifier: SM 80-10
Content Description The collection contains genealogical material concerning the family of Jason D. Ledford of Cherokee County, NC. The main theme of the collection is Nathaniel C. Browder's attempt to establish that Jason D. Ledford (c. 1800-18??) was the son of Peter Ledford, Sr., of Burke County, NC. Browder assembled his evidence through quotations from Ledford descendants and evidence from official documents.Included in the papers are copies of 1923 correspondence from H.J. Crumley of Benton,...

Louise Bayless Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SM 80-09
Scope and Contents The collection contains a history of Fort Butler in Cherokee County, NC, by Louise A. Bayless, and several genealogy items on Cherokee County families. These items include: 1. James P. H. Porter and Jane Owens marriage contract and subsequent dispute, 1842, 1849. 2. Biographical sketch of the Felix family. 3. Biographical sketch of the George Whery Dickey family. 4. Letter, Samuel W. to John W....

Margaret Walker Freel Collection, Add. #1

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 80-41
Content Description This addition to the Margaret Walker Freel collection contains rough drafts and proofs of Freel's book, Unto the Hills. The book is the story of the William Walker II (1812-1864) family and its migration to and settlement in Cherokee County, NC, in 1839.

For additional information, see the collection description for Margaret Walker Freel collection, MSS 80-40, and William Walker collection, MSS 80-44.