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Updated July 22, 2008

Frances H. Casstevens
313 Chestnut Street
Yadkinville, NC 27055
United States
(336) 677-2340

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My ancestors came to North Carolina from the colonies of Maryland, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and their descendants spread out across the United States. I have been collection information for many years, and through this site, I hope I can help others in their quest for their ancestral roots. My files are not complete, but are ever changing as new information is received, from distant relatives who kindly share their own research.

My direct ancestral lines include: BOWMAN, BOVENDER, BRYANT, CAIN, CASSTEVENS, CRESON/CRESSON, DAVIS, HARDING, HUTCHENS/HUTCHINS, GILES, KELLY, LA FORCE/LE FORCE, LINEBERRY, PATTERSON, SPEER, STEELMAN, STILLE. Not all of these are included on this web page, but will be in the future.

Partial Bibliography:
Genealogy (available from author)
The Descendants of Solomon Lineberry, Hunter Pub. Co., 1961.
Thomas Casteven: A Genealogical History, Hunter Pub. Co., 1976.

Heritage of Yadkin County, North Carolina, Vol I, Hunter Pub. Co.. 1981. (available from Yadkin County Historical Society or Yadkin County Public Library)

Ghosts and Their Haunts: The Legends and Lore of the Yadkin River Valley (available from author)

Death in North Carolina's Piedmont: Tales of Murder, Suicide and Causes Unknown (available from author or The History Press, Charleston, SC)

Civil War History: (available from the author, or McFarland & Co., Jefferson, NC)

The Civil War and Yadkin County, North Carolina, McFarland & Co., (1997) reprint in paperback (2005).

Clingman's Brigade in the Confederacy, 1862-1865, McFarland & Co.,(2002).

Edward A. Wild and the African Brigade, McFarland & Co. (2003).

George W. Alexander and Castle Thunder: A Confederate Prison and Its Commandant, McFarland & Co. (2004).

Out of the Mouth of Hell: Civil War Prisons and Escapes (2005).

Tales from the North and the South: Twenty-Four Remarkable People and Events of the Civi War (2007).

The 28th North Carolina Infantry: A Civil War History and Roster (2008).

Family Photos

  • Kay Casstevens Campbell and Tim Casstevens (64 KB)
    Kay and brother Tim Casstevens standing beside portrait of their great-grandfather, T. R. Harding, painted from old photography by Danny Casstevens
  • Frances Harding and Jerry Casstevens (115 KB)
    Wedding day photo, January 4, 1954.
  • Franklin Daniel Boone Harding (220 KB)
    My father, "Boone" Harding (1904-1978)as he appeared in the 1960s.
  • Thomas Renny Harding (243 KB)
    Thomas Renny Harding (1855-1929)my grandfather, as a young man.
  • Greenberry P. Harding II (188 KB)
    Greenberry Patterson Harding (1842-1931)in Confederate uniform
  • Timothy T. Casstevens (77 KB)
    Timothy Thomas Casstevens, born March 9, 1962, died November 21, 2003, youngest son of Frances Harding and Gerald Royce Casstevens
  • Laura Frances Harding (31 KB)
    Frances, at age 12 (1948), daughter of F. D. B. Harding and Laura Bowman Harding.
  • Sgt. Samuel Speer Harding (47 KB)
    Sgt. Samuel Speer Harding, Co. I, 28th North Carolina Regiment, born Sept. 16, 1838, killed at the Battle of Reams Station, Virginia, Aug. 25, 1864. He was the son of William and Jane Speer Harding of Yadkin County, North Carolina

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