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  • Barnes Family

    Scope of Project To build a single, validated and documented shared family tree for the Barnes families, from earliest origins to near modern times. How to Participate Send a request to collaborate on this project and I'll add you as a collaborator. If the profile is a public profile you have edit rights to, then navigate to the profile and under "More Actions" choose "Add to project" or...

  • Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Alexis, North Carolina

    The cemetery is located on 2151 Mt. Zion Church Road, Alexis, Lincoln County, North Carolina. Find a Grave Billion Graves

  • Lincoln County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Lincoln County, North Carolina.= Official Website =The county was formed in 1779 and was named for Benjamin Lincoln, a general in the American Revolutionary War." During the American Revolution, the Battle of Ramsour's Mill occurred near a grist mill in Lincolnton. Adjacent Counties * Catawba County * Iredell County * Mecklenburg Coun...

  • Anson County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Anson County, North Carolina . Official Website History The county was formed in 1750 from Bladen County . It was named for George Anson , Baron Anson, a British admiral, who circumnavigated the globe from 1740 to 1744, and later became First Lord of the Admiralty. Anson purchased land in the state. Like its parent county Blade...

  • Anson Memorial Park, Wadesboro, North Carolina

    Take Highway 742 south from Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina--about one mile. The cemetery will be on the left. Find a Grave

  • Robeson County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Robeson County, North Carolina. History The county was formed in 1787 from part of Bladen County. It was named in honor of Col. Thomas Robeson of Tar Heel, a hero of the Revolutionary War. Colonial Era Early written sources specific to the territory of Robeson County region are few for the post-contact period of European coloni...

  • Johnston County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Johnston County, North Carolina.= Official Website =The county was formed in 1746 and was named for Gabriel Johnston, Governor of North Carolina from 1734 to 1752. Adjacent Counties * Harnett County * Wake County * Sampson County * Nash County * Wayne County * Wilson County Towns *Archer Lodge*Benson

  • Bertie County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Bertie County, North Carolina. History The county was formed as Bertie Precinct in 1722 from the part of Chowan Precinct of Albemarle County lying west of the Chowan River. It was named for James Bertie, his brother Henry Bertie, or perhaps both, each having been one of the Lords Proprietors of Carolina.In 1729 parts of Bertie Precinc...

  • Pineview Cemetery, Mount Holly, North Carolina

    The cemetery is located on 101 Slade Street, Mt. Holly, Gaston County, North Carolina. Find a Grave

  • North Carolina State University

    Wikipedia =North Carolina State University, is a public, coeducational, research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. the university is part of the University of North Carolina system and is a Morrill Land-Grant University, the only NC member of the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, and a member of the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Progr...

  • Salisbury National Cemetery

    Wikipedia Salisbury National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the city of Salisbury, in Rowan County, North Carolina. Find a Grave Find a Grave

  • Rowan County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Rowan County, North Carolina. Official Website History The first Europeans to enter what is now Rowan County were members of the Spanish expedition of Juan Pardo in 1567. They established a fort and a mission in the native village of Guatari, believed to be located near the Yadkin River and inhabited by the Wateree. At the time,...

  • Dare County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Dare County, North Carolina.= Official Website =The county is named after Virginia Dare, the first child born in the Americas to English parents, who was born in what is now Dare County. Adjacent Counties * Hyde County * Tyrrell County Towns & Townships *Atlantic*Croatan*Duck*East Lake*Hatteras*Kill Devil Hills*Kinnekeet*Kitty Hawk*Ma...

  • Edgecombe County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.= Official Website =The county was formed in 1741 from Bertie County. It was named for Richard Edgcumbe, a Member of Parliament from 1701 to 1742 and a lord of the treasury, who became 1st Baron Edgcumbe in 1742.Edgecombe County was historically home to the Tuscarora Indians. Although most migrated nor...

  • Martin County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Martin County, North Carolina.= Official Website = Adjacent Counties * Bertie County * Washington County * Halifax County * Edgecombe County * Pitt County * Beaufort County Towns & Townships *Bear Grass*Cross Roads*Everetts*Goose Nest*Griffins*Hamilton*Hassell*Jamesville*Oak City*Poplar Point

  • Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Cherryville, North Carolina

    The present site of Mt. Zion Baptist Church has been a place of worship for more than 200 years and has been organized as Mt. Zion Baptist Church since October 7, 1857. Mount Zion Baptist Church 112 Mount Zion Church Rd., Cherryville, Gaston, North Carolina, 28021 (704) 435-9636 Find a Grave

  • Sampson County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Sampson County, North Carolina. Official Website Sampson County was established in April 1784 and was named for Col. John Sampson, a member of the North Carolina House of Commons. Early inhabitants of the area included the Coharie Indians, followed by English, Welsh, and Scottish settlers. Adjacent Counties Johnston County ...

  • Columbus County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Columbus County, North Carolina. History The third largest county in North Carolina was formed in 1808 in the early federal period from parts of Bladen and Brunswick counties. Named for Christopher Columbus, the county was formed by an Act of the General Assembly because of the difficulties of the inhabitants getting to a county seat ...

  • Rutherford County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Rutherford County, North Carolina. Official Website The county was formed in 1779 and was named for Griffith Rutherford, leader of an expedition against the Cherokee in 1776 and a general in the American Revolutionary War. Adjacent Counties McDowell County Burke County Cleveland County Cherokee County, SC Spartanburg...

  • Charlotte, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Charlotte, North Carolina.= Official Website =Charlotte is the county seat of Mecklenburg County in the Piedmont Plateau region of the US. History The Catawba Native Americans were the first known historic tribe to settle Mecklenburg County (in the Charlotte area) and were first recorded around 1567 in Spanish records. By 1759 half th...

  • Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.= Official Website =Mecklenburg County, located in the Piedmont section of the state, was formed in 1762. It was named in commemoration of the marriage of King George III to Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence was allegedly signed on May 20, 1775; if the do...

  • Cleveland County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Cleveland County, North Carolina.= Official Website =The county was formed in 1841 from parts of Lincoln and Rutherford counties. It was named for Benjamin Cleveland, a colonel in the American Revolutionary War, who took part in the Battle of King's Mountain. From 1841 to 1887 "Cleaveland" was the spelling used; the present spelling w...

  • Gaston County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Gaston County, North Carolina.= Official Website =The earliest European settlers of Gaston County were principally Scots Irish, Pennsylvania Dutch, and English. It was founded in 1846 and is named for William Gaston, member of the state supreme court. Adjacent Counties * Cleveland County * Lincoln County * York County, SC * Mecklenbur...

  • North Carolina with Counties, Towns and Communities Project.

    This project is for those who were born,lived, and died I the State of North Carolina.For accurate information about the history of North Carolina and South Carolina, go to carolana.com .

  • Henderson County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Henderson County, North Carolina.= Official Website =The county was formed in 1838 and was named for Leonard Henderson, Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court from 1829 to 1833. There is no evidence Henderson ever passed through the area. Adjacent Counties * Buncombe County * Rutherford County * Haywood County * Transylvani...

  • Alamance County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Alamance County, North Carolina. Official Website History Alamance County was named after Great Alamance Creek, site of the Battle of Alamance (May 16, 1771), a pre-Revolutionary War battle in which militia under the command of Governor William Tryon crushed the Regulator movement. Great Alamance Creek, and in turn Little Alama...

  • Burke County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Burke County, North Carolina.= Official Website = History Native Americans of the Mississippian culture inhabited the county long before Europeans arrived in the New World. The largest Mound Builder settlement was at Joara, a 12-acre site and regional chiefdom near present-day Morganton. It was the center of the largest Native America...

  • Craven County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Craven County, North Carolina.= Official Website =The county was created in 1705 as Archdale Precinct from the now-extinct Bath County. It was renamed Craven Precinct in 1712 and gained county status in 1739. It is named for William, Earl of Craven, who lived from 1606-1697. Adjacent Counties * Pitt County * Beaufort County * Pamlico ...

  • Washington County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Washington County, North Carolina. Official Website The county was formed in 1799 and was named for George Washington. Adjacent Counties Chowan County Perquimans County Bertie County Martin County Beaufort County Hyde County Tyrell County

  • Alamance Memorial Park, Burlington, North Carolina

    This project is for those interred in Alamance Memorial Park, Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina. Find a Grave

  • Chatham County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Chatham County, North Carolina.= Official Website = History Some of the first European settlers of what would become the county were English Quakers, who settled along the Haw and Eno rivers. The county was formed in 1771 from Orange County. It had been named in 1758 for William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, who served as British Prime ...

  • The Confederate States (CSA) during the US Civil War

    Confederate States: Alabama , Florida , Georgia , Indian Territory , Louisiana , Mississippi , North Carolina , South Carolina , Tennessee , Texas , Virginia

  • Iredell County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Iredell County, North Carolina.= Official Website =The county was formed in 1788. It is named for James Iredell, one of the first justices of the Supreme Court of the United States. Adjacent Counties * Davie County * Rowan County * Yadkin County * Cabarrus County * Mecklenburg County * Catawba County

  • Alleghany County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Alleghany County, North Carolina . Official Website The county was formed in 1859 and was named for the Allegheny Mountains. Adjacent Counties Grayson County, Virginia Surry County Wilkes County Ashe County Towns, Townships & Communities Cherry Lane Cranberry Ennice Gap Civil Glade Creek Glade Valle...

  • Ashe County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Ashe County, North Carolina . It is not to be confused with the city of Asheville in Buncombe County. History Historical evidence shows that Ashe County was inhabited by Native Americans, which included the Cherokee, Creek, and Shawnee tribes. Pieces of broken pottery, arrowheads, and other Native American artifacts have been found, i...

  • Swain County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Swain County, North Carolina. Official Website Established in 1871, the county is named for David L. Swain, governor of North Carolina from 1832 to 1835. 29 percent of the population today are the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the only federally recognized tribe in the state. Adjacent Counties Sevier County, Tenn. Hay...

  • Alexander County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Alexander County, North Carolina. Official Website History Alexander County was chartered in 1847 by the North Carolina General Assembly. The county was named for William Julius Alexander who was a Speaker of the North Carolina House of Commons. This Piedmont area was settled primarily by farmers, many of Scots-Irish descent. ...

  • State of North Carolina

    This subportal is part of the USA Portal . = North Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. The state borders South Carolina and Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west, Virginia to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. North Carolina is the 28th most extensive and the 9th most populous of the U.S. states. The state is divided into 100 counties. The capi...

  • Wilson County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Wilson County, North Carolina. Official Website On February 13, 1855, the North Carolina General Assembly established Wilson County. It was named for Colonel Louis D. Wilson, U.S. Volunteers, who died of fever while on leave from the state senate during the Mexican–American War. Wilson Speedway held 12 NASCAR Cup Series races at t...

  • Davidson College

    Wikipedia =Davidson College=Davidson College is a private liberal arts college in Davidson, North Carolina. The college has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars. In the past decade, Davidson has consistently been ranked among the best liberal arts colleges in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Forbes ranked Davidson 22nd overall in their "America's Top Colleges" list in 2014, and 1st among southe...

  • New Hanover County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in New Hanover County, North Carolina.= Official Website =Located in the Low Country or Tidewater of North Carolina, the county was formed in 1729 as New Hanover Precinct of Bath County. Some of the closing battles of the American Civil War took place in this county, including the Second Battle of Fort Fisher (the last major coastal stro...

  • Scotland County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Scotland County, North Carolina. Official Website The county was founded in 1899. The county name documents the strong historic and cultural influence from the early settlers from Scotland. Adjacent Counties Hoke County Robeson County Marlboro County, SC Richmond County Moore County Cities, Towns, Townships & Com...

  • Advance UMC Cemetery, Advance, North Carolina

    Shady Grove Cemetery existed in the community of Shady Grove, which is now Advance, Davie County, North Carolina. It was identified by an iron metal gated arch with 4 ft woven wire fence which later was contributed toward the World War effort. The cemetery was used by the Orrells, Tuckers, Rumbly, Fosters and other surrounding Davie County Families. Daniel Orrell contributed Land for the Cemete...

  • Catawba County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Catawba County, North Carolina.= Official Website = Overview The county, formed in 1842 from Lincoln County, was named for the Catawba River. The word "catawba" is rooted in the Choctaw sound kat'a pa, loosely translated as "to divide or separate, to break." However, scholars are fairly certain that this word was imposed from outside....

  • Regulators of North Carolina (1765-1771)

    The War of the Regulation (or the Regulator Movement ) was a North and South Carolina uprising, lasting from about 1765 to 1771, in which citizens took up arms against corrupt colonial officials. Though unsuccessful, some historians consider it a catalyst to the American Revolutionary War. Bring your uprising ancestors on over to this project. Must be set to "public.". Collaborators, please fee...

  • Abbotts Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Wallburg, North Carolina

    Abbotts Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Wallburg, Davidson County, North Carolina, was organized July 4, 1832. The current church building was erected 1926-27. From Hwy #109 just south of Wallburg, turn left on Wallburg-High Point Road; 2 miles to Mock Road, turn left; 3/4 mile to Abbotts Creek Church Road, turn right; 1/2 mile to the Missionary Baptist Church Building. The cemetery sits a...

  • Polk County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Polk County, North Carolina. Official Website The county was formed in 1855 and was named for William Polk, a colonel in the American Revolutionary War. Adjacent Counties Greenville County, SC Henderson County Rutherford County Spartanburg County, SC Cities, Towns & Townships Columbus (County Seat) Cooper's ...

  • Duke University

    Wikipedia =Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. In 1924, tobacco and electric power industrialist James B. Duke established The Duke Endowment, at which time the institution changed its name to honor his deceased father, ...

  • East Carolina University

    Wikipedia =East Carolina University is a public, doctoral/research university in Greenville, North Carolina, United States. Named East Carolina University by statute and commonly known as ECU or East Carolina, the university is the third-largest in North Carolina.Founded on March 8, 1907 as a teacher training school, East Carolina has grown from 43 acres (17 ha) to almost 1,600 acres (647 ha) t...

  • Northeastern University

    From the Wikipedia article on Northeastern University .Northeastern University (NU or NEU) is a private, research university in Boston, Massachusetts, established in 1898. It is categorized as a RU/H Research University (high research activity) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.The university offers undergraduate and graduate programs leading to doctoral degrees...

  • Northampton County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Northampton County, North Carolina.= Official Website =The county was formed in 1741 and was named for James Compton, 5th Earl of Northampton. Adjacent Counties * Hertford County * Bertie County * Halifax County * Warren County * Greensville County, Virg. * Southampton County, Virg. * Brunswick County, Virg.

  • Buncombe County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Buncombe County, North Carolina. History Buncombe County was organized in the home of Col. William Davidson, who was a cousin of William Lee Davidson and the county's first state senator.The first meeting of the county government took place in April 1792 in Col. Davidson's barn on the present-day Biltmore Estate. At first, deeds had t...

  • Yancey County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Yancey County, North Carolina. Official Website In December 1833, the General Assembly established a new western county, named Yancey. It was named in honor of Bartlett Yancey, of Caswell County. As a U.S. Congressman (1813–1817) and as speaker of the N.C. Senate (1817–1827), he was instrumental in many accomplishments that benefit...

  • Yadkin County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Yadkin County, North Carolina. Official Website The county was formed in 1850. It is south of the Yadkin River, for which it was named. Adjacent Counties Surry County Forsyth County Davie County Iredell County Wilkes County Towns, Townships & Communities Arlington | Barney Hill | Boonville | Branon | Brooks' Cr...

  • Transylvania County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Transylvania County, North Carolina. Official Website The North Carolina General Assembly apportioned Transylvania County on February 15, 1861 and was named by representative Joseph P. Jordan. Beginning in the early 20th century, with Joseph Silverstein's tannery in what was renamed as Rosman in 1905, a manufacturing economy bega...

  • North Carolina in the US Civil War (CSA) 1861-1865

    This project is used to relate all units from North Carolina who served in the Confederate Army.

  • Wake County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Wake County, North Carolina. Official Website History Prior to English colonization, present-day Wake County was part of the Tuscarora nation. The county was formed in 1770. During the colonial period of North Carolina, the state capital was New Bern. For several years during and after the Revolutionary War there was no capital...

  • Eastview Cemetery, Newton, North Carolina

    This project is for those buried in Eastview Cemetery, Newton, Catawba County, North Carolina. Find a Grave

  • Woodlawn Memorial Park, Durham, North Carolina

    This cemetery was first known as the Markham Cemetery and later as Pine Hill Cemetery. When surveyed in 1981 by Lucille Glenn, it was well maintained and had over 3000 marked graves. This cemetery has had several owners over the years. The cemetery office containing burial records has burned down several times, with subsequent loss of important burial documentation. Find a Grave Billion G...

  • Duplin County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Duplin County, North Carolina.= Official Website =The county was formed in 1750 from New Hanover County. It was named for Thomas Hay, Viscount Dupplin (later 9th Earl of Kinnoull), as he was known when he served on the Board of Trade and Plantations in England in the 1740s.In 1784 the western part of Duplin County became Sampson Count...

  • Nash County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Nash County, North Carolina.= Official Website =Nash County was formed in 1777 and was named for American Revolutionary War Brigadier General Francis Nash, who was mortally wounded at the Battle of Germantown that year. Adjacent Counties * Franklin County * Wake County * Halifax County * Edgecombe County * Wilson County * Warren County

  • Jews of North Carolina

    This is an umbrella project for all projects related to Jews from North Carolina .Jews appeared in early colonial times, but a community did not develop until the late antebellum era, a trend that accelerated after Reconstruction with the rise of an urban and industrial New South. In the later 20th century, as the state transformed from an agrarian, southern society into the prosperous, multicu...

  • Bladen County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Bladen County, North Carolina. History Bladen County was formed in 1734 as Bladen Precinct of Bath County, from New Hanover Precinct. It was named for Martin Bladen, a member of the Board of Trade. With the abolition of Bath County in 1739, all of its constituent precincts became counties.Bladen's original residents included the Wacca...

  • Winston-Salem State University

    Wikipedia Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina, is a historically black public research university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States. It is a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. WSSU is an accredited university offering baccalaureate and graduate programs to a diverse student population. N...

  • Winston-Salem, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Winston-Salem is the county seat of Forsyth County. Wikipedia History The city of Winston-Salem is a product of the merging of the two neighboring towns of Winston and Salem in 1913. Salem The origin of the town of Salem dates to January 1753, when Bishop August Gottlieb Spangenberg, on behalf ...

  • Wilmington National Cemetery

    Wikipedia Wilmington National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the city of Wilmington, in New Hanover County, North Carolina. Find a Grave

  • Wilson-Tatham-Bryson Cemetery,Savannah, Jackson County, North Carolina, USA

    Wilson-Tatham-Bryson Cemetery, Savannah, Jackson County, North Carolina, USA: Find a Grave This abandoned cemetery is located in the Savannah Community of Jackson County off Hwy 441 South. There are no road signs indicating the location of this cemetery. The cemetery sign is not visible from the main highway. Now abandoned, it is one of the oldest cemeteries in Jackson County. This once re...

  • Wilmington, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Wilmington, North Carolina. Official Website Wilmington is the county seat of New Hanover County. It extends into Pender County and is named after Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington, Prime Minister . History Colonial Era The area along the river had been inhabited by various successive cultures of indigenous peoples for ...

  • Wilkes County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Wilkes County, North Carolina. Official Website History The county was formed on April 20, 1778, by an act of the North Carolina General Assembly. It was named for the English political radical John Wilkes, who lost his position as Lord Mayor of the City of London due to his support for the colonists during the American Revoluti...

  • Surry County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Surry County, North Carolina. Official Website The county was formed in 1771 as part of the British Province of North Carolina. It was named for the county of Surrey in England, birthplace of William Tryon, Governor of North Carolina from 1765 to 1771. Surry County is apparently home to the fictitious community of Mayberry from "...

  • Cumberland County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Cumberland County, North Carolina.= Official Website =The county was formed in 1754 from Bladen County. It was named for Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-1765), captain-general of the British army and victorious commander at the Battle of Culloden.In 1771 parts of Cumberland County, Johnston County, and Orange County ...

  • Faison Cemetery, Faison, North Carolina

    The cemetery is located in Faison, Duplin County, North Carolina. The cemetery includes approximately 320 marked graves with the oldest dating to 1788. The cemetery began as the Faison Family Burial Ground and officially became the community cemetery for the white population in 1892. Directions: exit Interstate #40 on North Carolina State Route 403 east towards Faison. Follow 403 to the center...

  • Randolph County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Randolph County, North Carolina. Official Website Some of the first European settlers in this area of the Piedmont and what would become the county were English Quakers, who settled along the Haw, Deep, and Eno rivers. The county was formed in 1779 from Guilford County. It was named for Peyton Randolph, first president of the Cont...

  • Harnett County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Harnett County, North Carolina.= Official Website =Harnett County was formed in 1855 and was named for American Revolutionary war soldier Cornelius Harnett,[3] who was also a delegate to the Continental Congress. The first settlers came to the region in the mid-1720s, and were followed by Highland Scots immigrants. The Scots settled i...

  • Moore County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Moore County, North Carolina.= Official Website =In the historic period that included European encounter, tribes included Algonquian speakers in the coastal area, with Siouan-speaking tribes in the border and Piedmont, and the Iroquoian-speaking Cherokee in the western mountains.This area was settled by Highland Scots and descendants,...

  • Hoke County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Hoke County, North Carolina.= Official Website =The county was formed in 1911 and was named for Robert F. Hoke, a Confederate general in the American Civil War. Adjacent Counties * Cumberland County * Robeson County * Moore County * Scotland County Cities, Townships & Communities *Allendale*Antioch*Ashley Heights*Blue Springs*Bowmore*...

  • Whiteville Memorial Cemetery, Whiteville, North Carolina

    This project is for those buried in Whiteville Memorial Cemetery, Whiteville, Columbus County, North Carolina. Find a Grave NC GenWeb

  • Scottish Ancestor - Emigrant to the American Colonies, Canada and Jamaica

    Highlanders and Lowlanders The Scots are not to be confused with the Scotch-Irish, who were Ulster Irish and emigrated from Ireland Scotch-Irish Americans and not in not this Project - We are tracing our ancestors who were born in Scotland and emigrated directly from Scotland to the American Colonies, Canada, and Jamaica. Large-scale emigration from Scotland to America began in the 1700s after ...

  • Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery

    Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery is located in Black Mountain, South Carolina. Find a Grave

  • Western Carolina University

    Wikipedia Western Carolina University (WCU) is a coeducational public university located in Cullowhee, North Carolina, United States. The university is a constituent campus of the University of North Carolina system. The fifth oldest institution of the sixteen four-year universities in the UNC system, WCU was founded to educate the people of the western North Carolina mountains. WCU now serv...

  • Skyland Cemetery, Boone, North Carolina

    This project is for those buried in Skyland Cemetery, Boone, Watauga County, North Carolina. Find a Grave

  • Watauga County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Watauga County, North Carolina. Official Website The county was formed in 1849. It was named for the Watauga River, whose name is said to be a Native American word. Meanings include "beautiful water," "whispering waters," "village of many springs," and "river of islands." Adjacent Counties Ashe County Wilkes County Johns...

  • Campbell University

    Wikipedia =Campbell University is a coeducational, private university in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Its main campus is located in the community of Buies Creek; its law school moved from Buies Creek to a new campus in the state capital of Raleigh in 2009. Campbell has an approximately equal number of male and female students. It is a university of the liberal arts and sciences, offering b...

  • Lenoir County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Lenoir County, North Carolina.= Official Website =The county was formed in 1791 and was named for William Lenoir (1751-1839), an officer in the American Revolutionary War who took part in the Battle of Kings Mountain. He was a prominent political leader; when the county was established, he was serving as Speaker of the North Carolina ...

  • Mt. Hermon Memorial Cemetery, Graham, North Carolina

    Mt. Hermon Memorial Cemetery ; Mt. Hermon Methodist Church Cemetery ; and Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church Cemetery are all the same and is located at 4178 Mt. Hermon Rock Creek Road, Graham, Alamance County, North Carolina. Find a Grave

  • Guilford County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Guilford County, North Carolina.= Official Website = History At the time of European encounter, the inhabitants of the area that became Guilford County were a Siouan-speaking people called the Cheraw. Beginning in the 1740s, settlers arrived in the region in search of fertile and affordable land. These first settlers included America...

  • Wayne County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Wayne County, North Carolina. Official Website Wayne County was established during the American Revolutionary War on November 2, 1779, from the western part of Dobbs County. It was named for "Mad Anthony" Wayne, a general in the war. Adjacent Counties Greene County Wilson County Lenoir County Duplin County Sampson C...

  • Mount Pisgah Church Cemetery, Grays Creek, North Carolina

    This project is for those buried in Mount Pisgah Church Cemetery, Grays Creek, Cumberland County, North Carolina. Find a Grave

  • Pasquotank County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Pasquotank County, North Carolina. Official Website The county was originally created as Pasquotank Precinct and gained county status in 1739. It was named after the Pasquotank Indians; the Indian word pásk-e'tan-ki means "where the current divides or forks." Adjacent Counties Camden County Gates County Perquimans County...

  • Warren County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Warren County, North Carolina. Official Website The county was formed in 1779. It was named for Joseph Warren of Massachusetts, a physician and general in the American Revolutionary War who was killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill. Developed as a tobacco and cotton farming area, its county seat of Warrenton became a center of commer...

  • Wake Forest University

    Wake Forest University Wake Forest University is a private, independent, nonprofit, non-sectarian, coeducational research university in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, founded in 1834. The university received its name from its original location in Wake Forest, north of Raleigh, North Carolina, the state capital. The Reynolda Campus, the university's main campus, has been located north of downto...

  • Vance County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Vance County, North Carolina. Official Website The Occonacheans Native Americans were the first inhabitants of what became Vance County in 1881. The first white explorer of the region was John Lederer and his Native American guide in 1670. Originally part of colony of Virginia, King Charles of England redrew the colony lines in 16...

  • Forsyth County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Forsyth County, North Carolina.The county was formed in 1849 and was named for Colonel Benjamin Forsyth, who was killed in the War of 1812. Adjacent Counties * Davidson County * Guilford County * Davie County * Yadkin County * Stokes County * Rockingham County * Surry County

  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington

    Wikipedia The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), sometimes referred to as UNC Wilmington, is a public, co-educational university located in Wilmington, North Carolina, United States. UNCW enrolls over 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students each year as part of the 17-campus University of North Carolina System. Alumni

  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte

    Wikipedia The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, also known as UNC Charlotte, UNCC, or Charlotte, is a public research university located in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. UNC Charlotte offers 21 doctoral, 64 master's, and 90 bachelor's degree programs through nine colleges: the College of Arts + Architecture, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the Belk College of Busi...

  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro

    Wikipedia The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), also known as UNC Greensboro, is a public liberal arts and research university in Greensboro, North Carolina, United States and is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina system. However, UNCG, like all members of the UNC system, is a stand-alone university and awards its own degrees. UNCG is accredited by ...

  • Union County, North Carolina

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Union County, North Carolina. Official Website The county was formed in 1842. Its name was a compromise between Whigs, who wanted to name the new county for Henry Clay, and Democrats, who wanted to name it for Andrew Jackson. Adjacent Counties Cabarrus County Stanly County Anson County Chesterfield County, SC Lancast...

  • University of North Carolina at Asheville

    Wikipedia The University of North Carolina at Asheville (UNCA) is a co-educational, four year, public liberal arts university. The university is also known as UNC Asheville. Located in Asheville, Buncombe County, in the U.S. state of North Carolina, UNC Asheville is the only designated liberal arts institution in the University of North Carolina system. UNC Asheville is member of the Council ...

  • Pfafftown Christian Church Cemetery, Pfafftown, North Carolina

    The cemetery is located in Forsyth County, North Carolina. The cemetery is at the intersection of Community Church Road and Yadkinville Road, west of the city of Winston-Salem. It is also known as Pfafftown Cemetery . This congregation was organized about 1865 under the leadership of Virgil A. Wilson, who served as the church's pastor until his death in 1905. A church building was erected in 1...

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