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History of Mecklenburg County, NC

HISTORY OF MECKLENBURG COUNTY, NC

From 1740 to 1900

BY J. B. ALEXANDER, M. D,

Charlotte, N. C.

1902.

This 479 page book (includes 18 page index and 9 photos) was written in 1902 and contains the following:

Table of Contents:

Preface; --Early, Settlement; --Early Recollections of Charlotte; --May 20, 1775; --Martins Historical Account of the Declaration of Independence; --Prominent Men who Took an Active Part; --The Celebration of May 20. 1775, in the Year 1825; --A Historical Fact Not Generally Known; --Troops Furnished for the War of 1812-14; --Members of General Assembly from 1777 to 1902,; --Inclusive, and Time of Service; --County Officers and Time of Service;-- Rev. Alexander Craighead.; --Dr. D. T. Caldwell; --Lives and Peculiarities of Some of the Signers.;-- Some of the Bar One Hundred Years Ago; --President James Knox Polk; --William Davidson; --Gov. Nathaniel Alexander; --Maj. Green W. Caldwell; --The Opinion of the Ladies;--Matthew Wallace and George Wallace; --Adam Alexander ; --Humphrey Hunter; --Hopewell Church and Graveyard,; --The Part Mecklenburg Took in Mexican War; --Banks and Banking; --Some of the Prominent Citizens in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century; --The Champions of the County; --Blind Dick; --Negroes Before the War Between the States; --State Laws Before the War in 1865;

Biographical Sketches; --The Central Hotel; --The Charlotte Hotel ; --Rufus Barringer, of Cabarrus and Mecklenburg; --The Great Commoner, --Z. B. Vance;-- Calvin Eli Grier; --Matthew Wallace and Family; --Capt. John Randolph Erwin; --Hon. James W. Osborne; --Rev. John Hunter; --The Hunter Family;

The Descendants of Some of the Famous Men who Fought in the Revolutionary War; --Many Men Who Sustained a Splendid Reputation as Ministers of the Gospel in the Various Years of the Nineteenth Century; --Rev. John McCamie Wilson, D. D; --Rev. A. W. Miller, D. D.; --Two Church Sessions Act as a Unit; --Methodists in the County; --Roman Catholic Church; --The Associate Reformed Presbyterians ;--The Lutheran Church --The Baptist Denomination; --The Rock Springs Burying Ground; --Sugar Creek Church; --Steele Creek Church; --Providence Church; --Flowers Now and One Hundred Years Ago; --The Old Four-Horse Stage; --Lee Dunlap Kills James Gleason; --Mint Built in 1836; --The Two Town Pumps; --Public Works in Charlotte Fifty Years Ago; --Changes in Mecklenburg in the Last Century; --Healthfulness of Mecklenburg; --Snow on the 15th of April, 1849; --Aurora Borealis as Seen in October, 1865; --Stars Fell in the Fall of 1833; --The Passing of an Aerolite From West to East; --Earthquake Shocks in 1886; --Progress ; --Gentlemen and Ladies Before the Civil War; --Patrol in Slavery Times; --Roster of Confederate Troops; --Reconstruction Times in Mecklenburg ; --Last Chapter of Mecklenburg History ; --Appendix;

Index:

Abernathy, Abernethy, Adaholt, Adams, Adiar, Adkins, Agnew, Ahrens, Albertes, Albright, Alchison, Alcorn, Alexander, Alexanders, Alfred, Alien, Alison, Allen, Allison, Anderson, Andrew, Andrews, Andrey, Antrice, Archey, Archibald, Ardrery, Ardrey, Armor, Armstrong, Armstrongs, Arney, Arnold, Arrowood, Asbury, Ash, Ashby, Ashley, Atchison, Atkins, Austin, Auten, AVERY, Aycock, Ayers, Bailes, Bailey, Bailley, Bailliff, Bain, Baine, Baker, Balch, Baldwin, Bales, Ballance, Ballard, Bancroft, Bane, Barb, Barber, Barckley, Barefoot, Barfleet, Baritt, Barnes, Barnet, Barnett, Barnetts, Barnhard, Barnhardt, Barnhill, Barns, Barnwells, Barrett, Barringer, Barris, Barry, Barrys, Bartlett, Bartlette, Bass, Bates, Battle, Baxter, Beal, Bean, Beard, Beattie, Beatty, Beaty, Beauregard, Beaver, Beckham, Beek, Beeman, Behrends, Belk, Bell, Benbow, Benfield, Benhill, Bennett, Benson, Bentley, Benton, Bernard, Berns, Berry, Berryhill, Bethel, Bigart, Biggart, Biggers, Bigham, Bingham, Bird, Bishop, Bizel, Bizzell, Black, Blackard, Blackburn, Blackstock, Blackwelder, Blackwood, Blacwood, Blade, Blair, Blake, Blakely, Blalock, Blankenship, Blount, Blythe, Boid, Boils, Bolton, Bond, Boon, Boone, Booth, Boothe, Bost, Bourdeaux, Bowden, Bowman, Boyce, Boyd, Boyler, Braddy, Bradley, Bradly, Bradshaw, Bradston, Brady, Braekett, Brandon, Brandons, Brannan, Bratton, Brawley, Bray, Breckenridge, Breffard, Brem, Brenizer, Brevard, Brevards, Brewer, Brice, Brickett, Bridgers, Bridges, Brigman, Brimer, Brines, Bringle, Brinkle, Brinkley, Bristow, Britt, Britton, Broadstreet, Broadway, Brock, Bronson, Broom, Brotherton, Brown, Browning, Bruce, Brum, Bryan, Bryant, Bryce, Buchanan, Buff, Buglin, Bundle, Bunier, Bunter, Burgwyn, Burhart, Burkhead, Burnett, Burney, Burns, Burris, Burroughs, Burton, Burus, Burwell, Bushbey, Butler, Butt, Button, Bynum, Byrum, Cable, Cahill, Calder, Caldwell, Calloway, Cambell, Cameron, Campbell, Canby, Canipe, Cannady, Cannedy, Cannell, Cannon, Capples, Capps, Carmick, Carnthens, Carothers, Carpenter, Carr, Carricker, Carrigan, Carriher, Carriker, Carroll, Carson, Carter, Caruthers, Cashion, Caskill, Caswell, Catchcoat, Cathart, Cathcart, Cathey, Cathy, Cato, Caton, Causnet, Chainey, Chalkley, Chalmers, Chamberlain, Chamberley, Chancy, Chanels, Chantenberg, Chaple, Chapman, Charles, Cheek, Cherry, Cheshier, Cheshire, Chesire, Chisholm, Choat, Choate, Chrestainbury, Christenbery, Christianberry, Christopher, Christy, Chunn, Church, Clanton, Clark, Clarke, Clarkson, Clay, Clemmons, Clendennen, Cleveland, Click, Cline, Clontz, Cobb, Cobble, Cochran, Cochrane, Coffe, Coffee, Coffey, Cohen, Coleman, Collins, Conder, Conger, Connel, Connell, Conner, Connor, Cook, Cooper, Coots, Corble, Cork, Cornelius, Cornwallis, Corum, Costener, Costley, Cotlharp, Cotter, Cottraim, Coughran, Cowan, Cox, Craft, Craig, Craighead, Crane, Craven, Crawford, Crawson, Creasman, Crenshaw, Creswell, Crie, Crier, Crocker, Crocket, Cromwell, Cross, Crouthers, Crowel, Crowell, Crowley, Crump, Cruse, Culberson, Culer, Culp, Cummings, Cummins, Cunningham, Cureton, Cuthbertson, Cutlet, Dafter, Dallarhit, Darnall, Darnell, Dasinger, Davenport, David, Davidson, Davidsons, Davie, Davis, Dawns, Day, de Kalb, de Riva Finola, DeArmond, Deaton, Decker, Deggarhart, DeKalb, Delling, Dellinger, Demon, Dennis, Denny, Denton, Derr, DeSeasure, Detmond, Devine, Deweese, Dewey, DeWolf, DeWolfe, Dickerson, Dickson, Dinkins, Dixon, Dobbin, Dobson, Doby, Doherty, Donald, Donnell, Donovan, Doolan, Dorsett, Dougherty, Douglas, Douglass, Dove, Dowd, DOWNES, Downs, Downy, Doyle, Draffen, Draper, Drewry, Drucker, Duan, Duckworth, Duglass, Dule, Dulin, Duls, Duncan, Dunlap, Dunn, Durant, Dyer, Eagle, Earnhardt, Earnheardt, Earnshaw, Eaudy, Edleman, Edmirton, EDMUNDS, Edwards, Edwin, Eflrd, Eillow, Eitres, Eller, Ellington, Elliot, Elliott, Ellis, Elmore, Elms, Emerson, Engel, Engenburn, Enoch, Epps, Erving, Erwin, Espey, Etters, Eudy, Everett, Ewell, Ewing, Ezzell, Faggart, Faggot, Faires, Falls, Fanygen, Farley, Farr, Farra, Farrices, Farris, Fat, Faucet, Fereland, Ferguson, Ferrell, Ferret, Fesperman, Fewell, Fidler, Field, Fields, File, Fillmore, Fincher, Finger, Fink, Finley, Finsher, Fisher, Fite, Fitzhugh, Fizell, Flanigan, Flemming, Flenigan, Fleniken, FLENNIKEN, Flennikin, Flincher, Flore, Flow, Flowe, Flowers, Floyd, Flyns, Foard, Fobes, Fogleman, Foote, FORD, Fords, Forester, Forsythe, Foster, Fouts, Fowler, Fox, Francis, Franklin, Frazier, Fredrick, Freeman, Freeze, French, Frenekin, Frew, Frick, Fronebarger, Fullbright, Fullenwelder, Fuller, Furguson, Furman, Furr, Gadd, Gaisesen, Gallagher, Gallant, Galloway, Galoway, Gamble, Gardener, Gardner, Garner, Garreston, Garretson, Garrison, Gaston, Gates, Gatlin, Gaugus, Gayler, George, Gibbon, Gibbs, Gibony, Gibson, Gilbert, Giles, Gillespie, Gillett, Gilmer, Gilmore, Givens, Gleason, Glenn, Glover, Goforth, Goodluck, Goodman, Goodnight, Goodrum, Goodsen, Goodwine, Gordon, Gould, Grady, Graham, Grant, Graves, Gray, Greene, Greenhill, Greer, Gregg, Greggs, Gregory, Gribble, Gridsby, Grier, Griffin, Griffith, Grifflin, Grifith, Grigg, Groot, Groves, Grub, Gudger, Guion, Gurley, Hagar, Hagens, Hagler, Hagons, Hainant, Hale, Hall, Hallet, Halobough, Halshouser, Hambleton, Hamilton, Hammons, Hampton, Hamptons, Hancock, Hand, Haney, Hanfield, Hanley, Hanna, Hannel, Hannon, Hanser, Hanson, Happoldt, Harbeson, Harget, Hargett, Hargrave, Harkey, Harman, Harmon, Haron, Harrel, Harrington, Harris, Harrises, Harrison, Harry, Hart, Harte, Hartgrue, Hartis, Hartline, Hartly, Hartman, Harts, Hartsell, Harty, Hartys, Haskell, Hastings, Hatchup, Hawk, Hawkins, Hayes, Hayne, Hays, Headly, Healey, Heart, Heavener, Hecks, Hedgepath, Heifer, Heitman, Helmes, Helms, Henderson, Hendersons, Hendrix, Henigan, Henley, Hennigen, Henry, Herbert, Herron, Herrvell, Hewes, Hicks, Higgenson, Hill, HILTON, Hinkle, Hinson, Hinton, Hipp, Hobbs, Hodge, Hodges, Hoffman, Hogg, Holbrook, Holbrooks, Holdbrooks, Holden, Holdslaw, Holland, Hollingsworth, Holmes, Holms, Holt, Holton, Hood, Hooker, Hooks, Hooper, Hoover, Hope, Hopkins, Hotchkip, Hotchkiss, House, Houston, Hovis, Howard, Howell, Howey, Howie, Howle, Hoyle, Hubbard, Hucks, Hudson, Humble, Humphrey, Humphreys, Hunsucker, Hunt, Hunter, Hurleyson, Hurston, Hutchison, Hutspeth, Hux, Hymans, Icehour, Icehower, Icenhour, Ingle, Ingold, Ingraham, Ingram, Ingrim, Troutman, Irvin, Irwin, Iseman, Isreal, Ivey, Jaccour, Jack, Jackson, Jacobs, Jamerson, James, Jameson, Jamison, Jannison, Jarrett, Jarvis, Jaswa, Jefferson, Jenkins, Jennings, Jetton, Jimison, John, Johnathan, Johnson, Johnston, Jones, Jordan, Julin, Junderbusk, Kaiser, Kaloram, Kanapum, Kanip, Karr, Kary, Kascius, Katz, Keelough, Keenan, Kell, Kelley, Kenan, Kenedy, Kenier, Kennedy, Kennerly, Kennon, Kenty, Kerns, Kerr, Kesiah, Kestle, Ketchie, Key, Kilough, Kilpatrick, Kimball, Kimmons, Kin, King, Kinney, Kinsey, Kirby, Kirk, Kirkley, Kirkpatrick, Kiser, Kisler, Kissiah, Kistler, Kizziah, Kluts, Knight, Knipper, Knox, Knuipe, Kuck, Kurtz, Kustler, Kyle, Kyles, Lacy, Lafferty, Lamb, Lambert, Lancey, Landler, Lane, Latta, Lattimer, Laughlin, Lawing, Lawler, Lawring, Lawson, Lawyer, Lay, Leach, Leadwell, Ledford, Ledwell, Lee, Leeper, Lees, Lefter, Leggett, LeLain, Lemmon, Lemmons, Lentz, Leon, Leopold, Levenworth, Levey, Levi, Levinstein, Lewellyn, Lewing, Lewis, Liberman, Lige, Light, Lincoln, LINDSAY, Lindsey, Lineberger, Lineburger, Linker, Linn, Linsey, Lintz, Little, Livingston, Locke, Lockes, Loften, Lonergan, Long, Longstreet, Looker, Lossing, Lourie, Love, Lowrance, Lowrie, Lucas, Luckey, Lucky, Ludwick, Luther, Lynch, Lyons, Macilwaine, Madden, Madison, Maglauchlin, Mahony, Major, Makaler, Maness, Manning, Mannis, Mansion, Mape, Markcus, Marks, Marrable, Mars, Marshal, Marshburn, Martin, Martins, Mason, Massey, Massingale, Mathison, Mattheus, Matthews, Maxwell, Mayben, Mayes, Maygeehee, Mays, McAden, McAlexander, McAlister, McAllister, McAlroy, McAulay, McAuley, McBean, McCaffry, McCain, McCall, McCallok, McCarver, McCaughneyhey, McCaulay, McCausland, McCewon, McClellan, McClintock, McClure, McCombs, McConnell, McCorcle, McCord, McCorkle, McCoy, McCracken, McCrary, McCrum, McCullock, McCullough, McCurry, McDaniel, McDil McDonald, McDoughall, McDowell, McDuffle, McDuffy, McElhany, McElroy, McEntire, McFadden, McGahey, McGarar, McGee, McGhee, McGilbry, McGinn, McGinness, McGinnis, McGraw, McGuire, McGwirt, McIlwain, McIntosh, McIntyre, McKay, McKean, McKee McKeever, McKellerand, McKelvia, McKenzie, McKinley, McKinney, McKinzie, McKnight, McKnitt, McLaughlin, McLean, McLeary, McLellan, McLeod, McLilie, Mclntire, McLoyd, McLure, McMallen, McManus, McMillan, McNeeley, McNeely, McNeil, McNinch, McQuaig, McQuaise, McQuay, McQunig, McRaney, McRaven, McRea, McRee, McReley, McRumb, McWhirter, McWhorter, Meaghim, Means, Medlin, Meek, Meholers, Mentith, Meredith, Merrimon, Merritt, Miles, Millen, Miller, Mills, Milton, Mincel, Minor, Minus, Misenheimer, Misenhemier, Mitcha, Mitchell, Moad, Moble, Mock, Moffitt, Mollay, Monroe, Monson, Monteeth, Monteith, Montgomery, Montieth, Moody, Mooney, Moore, Morehead, Moreton, Morgan, Morris, Morrison, Morrow, Moser, Moses, Mosley, Moss, Mosters, Motz, Mowery, Moyle, Mullis, Mulson, Mulwee, Munday, Munsey, Munteeth, Muny, Murdock, Murphy, Murry, Myers, Nail, Nance, Nantz, Narson, Nash, Neagle, Neal, Nealy, Needham, Neel, Neele, Neels, Neely, Neil, Nelson, Nesbitt, Nevins, Newell, Newitt, Newton, Nichols, Nicholson, Noel, Nolands, Noles, None, Norfleet, Norman, Norment, Norwood, Null, Oate, Oates, Oats, Ochiltree, Odell, ODoniho, Okley, Oliphant, Oliver, Oppenheim, Orman, Ormand, Ormsby, Orr, Orrell, Osborn, Osborne, Osbornes, Ostwald, Otters, Overshine, Owen, Owens, Pace, Packard, Page, Palmer, Paredoe, Parish, Parker, Parkes, Parks, Parsons, Patterson, PATTON, Patts, Paul, Paxton, Payne, Paysour, Peach, Pearson, Peeler, Pegram, Pelt, Pender, Penman, Pennix, Penworthy, Peoples, Peppen, Perkins, Perry, Petit, Pettus, Peyton, Pharr, Phelps, PHIFER, Phillips, Pholan, Pickens, Pickerell, Pierce, Pinkney, Pirant, Pitt, Plyler, Polk, Pollock, Pollocks, Pool, Porter, Potts, Powell, Prag, Prather, Presley, Presson, Preston, Previtt, Price, Prifley, Prim, Pringle, Pritchard, Privette, Proctor, Puckett, Pugh, Pulloak, Purser, Purvis, QUEARY, Queen, Queery, Queny, Query, Quin, Quinn, Rabb, Rachelle, Rafferty, Ramsay, Ramseur, Ramsey, Randall, Rankin, Ransom, Ranson, Rape, Rarefield, Ratchford, Raterree, Rawlinson, Ray, Rayner, Rea, Read, Reah, Reak, Reams, Reaves, Redford, Reding, Reed, Reenhardt, Reese, Regler, Reid, Rener, Reynolds, Rhea, Rhetts, Rhine, Rhodes, Rhym, Rhyne, Rice, Rich, Richards, Richardson, Richley, Riddick, Rieler, Riggins, Right, Rigler, Rindal, Rinehart, Ringstaff, Rivafinoli, Rives, Robbinson, Roberts, Robertson, Robinson, Robinsons, Robon, Robson, Roday, Rodden, Roden, Rodgers, Rogers, Rolmer, Rone, Roper, Rose, Rosick, Ross, Roszzell, Rouche, Rowdon, Rowe, Rowland, Rozzell, Ruddock, Rudisill, Rufus, Ruis, Rumage, Rumell, Runfelt, Rupel, Russ, Russel, Russell, Ruth, Rutherford, Rutlidge, Sadler, Sammond, Sample, Sanders, Sandifer, Sanford, Sanring, Saunders, Saville, Schenck, Schneider, Sconnel, Scott, Seagle, Seagraves, Secrest, Seigle, Sellers, Sever, Severs, Seymour, Shaffer, Shank, Shannonhouse, Shanon, Sharp, Sharpe, Sharply, Sharps, Shaver, Shaw, Sheffield, Shehorn, Shelbey, Shelby, Shelvey, Shepard, Shepherd, Sheppard, Sheridan, Sherill, Sherman, Sherrell, Sherrill, Shields, Shines, Shipley, Shipp, Shoe, Shoemaker, Shore, Shotwell, Shuman, Sikes, Simmerell, Simmon, Simmons, Simonton, Simpson, Sims, Singleton Sizer, Skinner, Sloan, Sloop, Smart, Smiley, Smith, SNEAD, Sneed, Snider, Solomon, Solon, Sosaman, Sossaman, Soule, Sparrow, Spawl, Spears, SPENCER, Spratt, Spravey, Springs, Squire, Squires, Stacks, Staley, Staly, Stamie, Stamy, Stancel, Stancil, Staner, Stanford, Stanis, Stanning, Starnes, Starns, Staten, Stearns, Steel, Steele, Stegall, Stephens Stephenson, Sterling, Stevenson, Stewart, Stifle, Still, Stillwell, Stilwell, Stinson, Stitt, Stokes, Stone, Story, Stough, Stout, Stowe, Stranter, Strider, Strong, Stroup, Stroups, Stuart, Stucker, Stunford, Sturgan, Stutts, Sulivan, Sullevan, Sullivan, Summerville, Summimer, Sumney, Survis, Swain, Swan, Swann, Sweat, Swift, Sykes, Taggart, Tallent, Tally, Talton, Targart, Tarleton, Tarlton, Tart, Tasker, Tate, Tatum, Taylor, Taylous, Teate, Tedder, Templeton, Tepleton, Terepaugh, Terres, Terris, Tevepaugh, Thackston, Theston, Thomas, Thomason, Thomasson, Thomburg, Thompson, Thornburg, Thornton, Thuner, Tiddy, Tidwell, Tieer, Tiffins, Tiser, Titus, Todd, Tomberlen, Tomberlin, Tomlin, Torrance, Torrances, Torrence, Tovam, Towery, Towey, Towry, Towy, Tradewice, Train, Tredermick, Treloan, Treloar, Trenholm, Triplette, Trotter, Trower, Tryon, Tucker, Tummice, Turbifield, Turner, Turrentine, Tuter, Tutts, Tye, Ualle, Underwood, Vail, Vaker, Vance, VanLandingham, VanPelt, Vaughn, Veno, Vick, Vickers, Vincent, Vinsent, Voorheis, Waddell, Wagner, Wagstaff, Walker, Walkup, Wall, Wallace, Wallaces, Wallis, Walls, Walsh, Walston, Walter, Waring, Warren, Warring, Warsham, Warwick, Washam, Washington, Watson, Watt, Watters, Watts, Weaver, Webb, Weddington, Wedlock, Weeks, Weir, Weren, Werner, West, Whalen, Whalon, Wheeler, Whitaker, White, Whitesides, Whitley, Wiatt, Wier, Wiley, Wilkerson, Wilkes, Wilkinson, Will, William, Williams, Williamson, Williford, Wilson, Wilsons, Winders, Windle, Winecoff, Winens, Wines, Wingate, Winslow, Winslows, Winston, Withers, Witherspoon, Wolf, Wolfe, Wolfor, Womack, Wood, Woodall, Woodard, Worsham, Worthen, Wright, Wryfield, Wyatt, Wynns, Yancy, Yandle, Yandles, Yates, Yaunt, Yeargan, Yerby, York, Young, Youngblood, Younts, Youth,