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Abernethy or Abernathy family records collected by Mrs. Carl H. Urbahns, R. 2, Columbus, Indiana, born Mary Frances Kilpach on R. 2, Hope, Indiana, granddaughter of Mary Jane Abernathy Kilpach born In North Carolina, [microfilmed] 1976, 55 p.

Abernethy Family Bible Records

Miss Vinnie - A Tribute to the Late Mrs. Vinnie Stewart Atkins. A tribute to the life and memory of the late Mrs. Vinnie Stewart Atkins. By her husband James W. Atkins and her sons Ben and Stewart Atkins.

Sketches of the life of J.T. Beam and his fifteen children, up to the third generation, from 1742 to 1897, by A. R. Beam, 1898, 47 p.

My Beams and Carpenters, by Harry Lewis Beam.  Shelby, Broad River Genealogical Society, 1999, 120 p.

Some Southern families and their heritage, vol. IX, A settlement at King's Creek in Lincoln Co., North Carolina in the early 18th century: including the families of Beatty, Blackwood, Dickey, Dickson, Falls, Graham, McGill, Oats, Plonk and Weer, by Lovell Jason Morris.  Signal Mountain, Tenn., n. d., 327 p.

Notes on Boggs families of Pennsylvania and the Carolinas, by William W. Hough, 2003, 19 p.

The Brandons of Halifax County, Virginia, Gaston County, North Carolina, and York County, South Carolina, by Arlie Brandon Betts and Robert Louis Underhill.  Deerfield, Mass., 1987, 192 p.

Histories of the families of James and Martha Crawford and of John and Isabella Whitesides, compiled by Mrs. Amelia Crawford Ferguson and Mrs. Margaret Crawford Pearson with the help of other members of both families.  1939, 65 p.

"John C. Dameron of Lincoln County, North Carolina," IN  The Dameron--Damron family newsletter,  by Dameron--Damron Family Association (Danville, Virginia), vol. 40, Spring 2005, p. 2057-2059.

Dellinger cemetery records, by Paul Hampton Dellinger.  Lincolnton, 1987, 167 p.

The Captain Benjamin Newton-William Downs and other lineage history, by Posey E. Downs.  Ca. 1955, 375 p.

Ancestry of the family of Ferguson, [History of the Family of Ferguson], by Jane Sinclair George and Columbus Harrison Ferguson, n.d., 15 p.

Finger family of Lincoln County, N.C.: with brief sketch of Saint Matthews Church, by A. (Alfred) Nixon.  1903, 26 p.

Brief historical sketch of the Hager family of Lincoln County, N.C., by A. (Alfred) Nixon.  1902, 15 p.

Our Kin: being a history of the Hoffman, Rhyne, Costner, Rudisill, Best, Hover, Hoyle, Wills, Shetley, Jenkins, Holland, Hambright, Gaston, Withers, Cansler, Clemmer and Lineberger families, by Laban Milles Hoffman.  1915, 585 p.

The Hoffmans of North Carolina, by Max Ellis Hoffman.  Asheville, 1938. 192 p.

The John Huggins genealogy, by Mabel Irene Huggins, updated 1986 by Robert A. and Frances K. Moffitt.  Anaheim, Calif., 261 p.

History of the Hunsinger family, by Romeo Hicks Hunsinger, 1939, 12 p.

Brief history of Rev. Samuel Lander, senior, and his wife Eliza Ann (Miller) Lander: their two sons William Lander and Samuel Lander, and their grandson Samuel A. Weber, by William Lander Sherrill.  1918, 63 p. 

"Lay Family of Gaston/Lincoln Counties, North Carolina," IN Lay of the Land [newsletter], v. 9, no. 1, January 2003, p. 3-13, by the Lay Family Genealogical Association.

The William McLean and allied families: the William McLean family, the John Davidson family, the Samuel Wilson family, the Erwin family, of Gaston County, North Carolina: dates covered 1725-1953, by John Davidson McLean.  Typescript, 1953, 110 leaves.

Genealogy and history of the Phifer family, by Charles H. Phifer and George E. Wilson.  Charlotte, 1910, 68 p.

The Ragans of Gastonia, 1790 - 1995: George Washington Ragan and Caldwell Ragan : builders of the new South and pioneers in southern textiles, by Robert Allison Ragan.  Charlotte, 1995, 568 p.

John Scott (died 1760) of Rowan county, NC and son, John Scott, of Rowan, Tryon & Rutherford (Cain/Cane Creek) counties, NC & Livingston County, Ky. (died 1811) : a genealogical compilation. by Marion Stark Craig, 1991, 22 p.

The family history of Benjamin Hammond Taylor (1795-1869) and his wife Marab Mooney (1797-1865): Rutherford, McDowell, Burke, Lincoln & Gaston Counties, North Carolina, by Joyce Epley Lanier, 1996, 32 p.

Torrence and allied families, by Robert M. Torrence.  Philadelphia, 1938, 221 p.

Daniel Warlick of Lincoln County, North Carolina, and his descendants : a genealogy of the Warlick family from Palatinate, Germany, 1729-1960, compiled by Alfred Caldwell Warlick, 1960, 93 p.

Inherited genes : including families: Wells, Price, Sharpe, Alexander, McKnight, Wallace, Hoyl, Costner, Lattimore, Stockton, Peeler, Redwine, Carlock, Ray, Norman, Dodd, Hill, Halbert, Miller, Baty, Harris, by Bobbie Wells Moffat, pub. 2000, 374 p.

Wilson-Baird history by Frank C. Shepherd. [Wewoka? Okla. : s.n., 1943] 360 p.

An account of the lives of Solomon Anderson and Hermine Kean Bulwinkle Wolff, by George M. Wolff, rev. ed. 1993, 199 p.


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Author: Gaston County Public Library
Title:  Digital Gaston County: Family Histories

Revised:  11 April 2018


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