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The family information in this book comes from a genealogy magazine published during the 1990s, now out of print. Contents of this volume include all queries from the magazine mentioning individuals or families with a connection to Cleveland, Lincoln, or Rutherford County, North Carolina. There are 81 such queries in total.Genealogy queries such as these have long been a m The family information in this book comes from a genealogy magazine published during the 1990s, now out of print. Contents of this volume include all queries from the magazine mentioning individuals or families with a connection to Cleveland, Lincoln, or Rutherford County, North Carolina. There are 81 such queries in total.Genealogy queries such as these have long been a means for family researchers to share information. Although written by persons seeking information, the wealth of detail in them could prove valuable to you if you are working on the same line or lines. The information in this locale-focused volume may also be useful to historians working to get a more complete picture of the area's settlement and the families who lived here.Cleveland County was created 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 was adopted in 1887.) Shelby is the county seat. Municipalities include Kings Mountain, Shelby, Belwood, Boiling Springs, Casar, Earl, Fallston, Grover, Kingstown, Lattimore, Lawndale, Mooresboro, Patterson Springs, Polkville, and Waco. Cleveland County is bordered by Burke, Gaston, Lincoln, and Rutherford counties, North Carolina; and by Cherokee and York counties, South Carolina.Lincoln County was created in 1779 from the eastern part of Tryon County. It was named for Benjamin Lincoln, a general in the American Revolutionary War. During that war, the Battle of Ramsour's Mill occurred near a grist mill in Lincolnton, which is the county seat. The county underwent several boundary changes between 1782 and 1846. In 1782 the southeastern part of Burke County was annexed to Lincoln. In 1841 parts of Lincoln and Rutherford counties were combined to form Cleveland County. In 1842 the northern third of Lincoln County became Catawba County. In 1846 the southern half of what was left of Lincoln County became Gaston County. Municipalities include Lincolnton and Maiden. Lincoln County is bordered by Burke, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, and Mecklenburg counties, North Carolina.Rutherford County was created in 1779 from the western part of the former Tryon County. It was named for Griffith Rutherford, leader of an expedition against the Cherokee in 1776 and a general in the American Revolutionary War. Rutherfordton is the county seat. In 1791 parts of Rutherford and Burke counties were combined to form Buncombe County. In 1841 parts of Rutherford and Lincoln counties were combined to form Cleveland County. In 1842 additional parts of Rutherford and Burke counties were combined to form McDowell County. In 1855 parts of Rutherford and Henderson counties were combined to form Polk County. Towns and villages in the county include Bostic, Ellenboro, Forest City, Lake Lure, Ruth, Rutherfordton, Spindale, and Chimney Rock. Rutherford County is bordered by Buncombe, Burke, Cleveland, Henderson, McDowell, and Polk counties, North Carolina; and by Cherokee and Spartanburg counties, South Carolina.Note: If you aren't sure if the information in this book will be useful to your particular research, why not borrow and read it for free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription?


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The family information in this book comes from a genealogy magazine published during the 1990s, now out of print. Contents of this volume include all queries from the magazine mentioning individuals or families with a connection to Cleveland, Lincoln, or Rutherford County, North Carolina. There are 81 such queries in total.Genealogy queries such as these have long been a m The family information in this book comes from a genealogy magazine published during the 1990s, now out of print. Contents of this volume include all queries from the magazine mentioning individuals or families with a connection to Cleveland, Lincoln, or Rutherford County, North Carolina. There are 81 such queries in total.Genealogy queries such as these have long been a means for family researchers to share information. Although written by persons seeking information, the wealth of detail in them could prove valuable to you if you are working on the same line or lines. The information in this locale-focused volume may also be useful to historians working to get a more complete picture of the area's settlement and the families who lived here.Cleveland County was created 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 was adopted in 1887.) Shelby is the county seat. Municipalities include Kings Mountain, Shelby, Belwood, Boiling Springs, Casar, Earl, Fallston, Grover, Kingstown, Lattimore, Lawndale, Mooresboro, Patterson Springs, Polkville, and Waco. Cleveland County is bordered by Burke, Gaston, Lincoln, and Rutherford counties, North Carolina; and by Cherokee and York counties, South Carolina.Lincoln County was created in 1779 from the eastern part of Tryon County. It was named for Benjamin Lincoln, a general in the American Revolutionary War. During that war, the Battle of Ramsour's Mill occurred near a grist mill in Lincolnton, which is the county seat. The county underwent several boundary changes between 1782 and 1846. In 1782 the southeastern part of Burke County was annexed to Lincoln. In 1841 parts of Lincoln and Rutherford counties were combined to form Cleveland County. In 1842 the northern third of Lincoln County became Catawba County. In 1846 the southern half of what was left of Lincoln County became Gaston County. Municipalities include Lincolnton and Maiden. Lincoln County is bordered by Burke, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, and Mecklenburg counties, North Carolina.Rutherford County was created in 1779 from the western part of the former Tryon County. It was named for Griffith Rutherford, leader of an expedition against the Cherokee in 1776 and a general in the American Revolutionary War. Rutherfordton is the county seat. In 1791 parts of Rutherford and Burke counties were combined to form Buncombe County. In 1841 parts of Rutherford and Lincoln counties were combined to form Cleveland County. In 1842 additional parts of Rutherford and Burke counties were combined to form McDowell County. In 1855 parts of Rutherford and Henderson counties were combined to form Polk County. Towns and villages in the county include Bostic, Ellenboro, Forest City, Lake Lure, Ruth, Rutherfordton, Spindale, and Chimney Rock. Rutherford County is bordered by Buncombe, Burke, Cleveland, Henderson, McDowell, and Polk counties, North Carolina; and by Cherokee and Spartanburg counties, South Carolina.Note: If you aren't sure if the information in this book will be useful to your particular research, why not borrow and read it for free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription?

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