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Legends of Catawba By Don Rhodes
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Legends and stories about early native Americans and settlers of Catawba Island, Oh
A Wandering Tribe: Dispersal of the Catawba Nation 1800 to 1900 By S. Pony Hill
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Between 1700 and 1800 the population of the Catawba reservation decreased by more than fifty percent. In the time span encompassing 1800 to 1900 the already halved reservation population was again... More > carved down, this time by nearly three quarters and almost entirely due to out-migration. What happened to those three quarters of the tribe who abandoned their ancient homeland? Where did they ultimately settle down? Did they continue to self-Identify as Catawba or, in some respects even more importantly, were they recorded as “Catawba” or even as “Indian” by the census enumerator, tax collector, or court officials in these new areas? “A Wandering Tribe: Dispersal of the Catawba Nation 1800 to 1900” answers these, and many other, questions regarding the diaspora of Native blooded families with roots on the historic Catawba Reservation.< Less
Catawba County, N.C. - Road and Bridge Records (1869-1911) By Stewart Dunaway
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Catawba County was formed in 1842 from the northern part of Lincoln County. Therefore, researchers will have to review the Lincoln County records to go back further in time (which have already been... More > transcribed with a date range of 1781-1868). This collection includes a nice collection of bridge records, and road records. Several period maps are included. A brief review of two historical sites are included - Bunker Hill Covered Bridge, and Murray Mill including some maps.< Less
Gaston County, N.C. - Road, Bridge, and Mill Records (1859-1909) By Stewart Dunaway
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Gaston County was form in 1846 from the southern portion of Lincoln County. In order to understand where to search for OLDER records, let’s go back in time. Lincoln was formed in 1779 from... More > Tryon County. Lincoln was reduced in size, when Cleveland County gets part of the western side in 1841. The very next year, 1842, the northern part of the county was removed, forming Catawba County. Four years later, the southern part is removed when Gaston County was formed. There are NO preserved Tryon County records in the State Archives (pertaining to road, bridge, mill, ferry, or ordinary records). Therefore, the older records will require searching in Lincoln County. The bridge records include bridge drawings, and a number of iron bridge drawings, and contracts. The road records (1859-1909) are a general collection of late 19th and early 20th century contents. The mill records are two law suits, one dealing with a dam being raised and flooding, the other details dumping of waste (dye) from a textile mill.< Less
Lincoln County, N.C. - Road Records - Vol. 2 (1823-1832) By Stewart Dunaway
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Lincoln County was formed in 1779, from Tryon County. Despite the age, the older records were not preserved. Lincoln will be reduced in size, when Cleveland County is formed from part of the western... More > side in 1841. The very next year, 1842, the northern part of the county was removed, forming Catawba County. Four years later, the southern part is removed when Gaston County was formed in 1846. Lincoln County is much smaller today than its original expanse. This will also impact researchers – as to when and where to research for a person in the county (as you might have to begin in Catawba and then back to Lincoln or vice versa). This is the next volume (Volume 2) in this county’s collection, which contains four boxes of records. The first box contains (1781-1822), Box 2(1823-1832), Box 3(1833-1839), Box 4(1840-1869).< Less
Lincoln County, N.C. - Road Records - Vol. 3 (1833-1869) By Stewart Dunaway
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Lincoln County was formed in 1779, from Tryon County. Despite the age, the older records were not preserved. Lincoln will be reduced in size, when Cleveland County is formed from part of the western... More > side in 1841. The very next year, 1842, the northern part of the county was removed, forming Catawba County. Four years later, the southern part is removed when Gaston County was formed in 1846. Lincoln County is much smaller today than its original expanse. This will also impact researchers – as to when and where to research for a person in the county (as you might have to begin in Catawba and then back to Lincoln or vice versa). This is the next and final volume (Volume 3) in this county’s collection, which contains four boxes of records. The first box contains (1781-1822), Box 2(1823-1832), Box 3(1833-1839), Box 4(1840-1869).This volume contains the content of the final two boxes.< Less
Wright Census Records 1790-1880 Western North Carolina By Marvin A. Grant, Jr.
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Census records for the Wright surname in Western North Carolina, including alternate spellings. Includes 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 census and full name... More > index. Counties included: Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Buncombe, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Gaston, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Iredell, Jackson, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mecklenburg, Mitchell, Polk, Rowan, Rutherford, Stokes, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Union, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin, Yancey< Less
Wright Census Records 1790-1880 Western North Carolina By Marvin A. Grant, Jr.
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Census records for the Wright surname in Western North Carolina, including alternate spellings. Includes 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 census and full name... More > index. Counties included: Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Buncombe, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Gaston, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Iredell, Jackson, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mecklenburg, Mitchell, Polk, Rowan, Rutherford, Stokes, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Union, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin, Yancey< Less
Dudley ... a true Civil War story By Robert D. Culp
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An eleven year old boy is cast into the path of the advancing Union army in the closing days of the Civil War. Dudley is asked to ride to warn the caravan of wagons bearing the family and its... More > salvaged goods. Sherman is headed for their hiding place. To reach them, Dudley must cross the flooded Catawba River. To find a crossing he must travel through areas controlled by the Union, and to cross the river just ahead of the main body of Sherman’s Army. The recounting of this boy’s adventures is a true family story, told through the eyes of the boy. The events are all real; only the conversations are invented to flesh out the drama.< Less
Salisbury District Superior Court Records - Ejectments (1753-1809) By Stewart Dunaway
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Salisbury Superior Court Records (1753-1809) is a very large collection of interesting and eclectic set of records, dealing with land issues. Interesting, due to the broadness of the collection,... More > which includes State Supreme Court hearings, District Superior hearings, and Rowan County records. In the early years, State Supreme Courts were held in different districts, of which some of these records are included in this volume. Eclectic, due to the diverse nature of the type of records within this collection (box in the State Archives). This collection includes ejectments, land disputes, copies of plats, land grants, and even bonds dealing with deer skin trading with the Catawba Indians. There are plats and records, which deal with old McCulloh land grants, as well as some dealing with Granville grants.< Less