When an invading Tory army was made to feel most unwelcome by the locals, their leader Lord Charles Cornwallis referred to the area of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina as a "hornet's nest of rebellion" before he hastily departed.
I feel fortunate to live in Mecklenburg County, where my people go back over two hundred years, making my research much easier.Other North Carolina counties where my folk lived include Alexander, Burke, Catawba, Gaston, Lincoln & McDowell.
The Ancestors of Alma Florine Love
My mother's line includes the following surnames from Mecklenburg and surrounding counties: Alexander, Allen, Allison, Beaty, Brittain, Cathey, Heavner, Henry, Hipp, Hoover, Houser, Lemmond, Love, Orr, Perry, Poteat/Poteet, Sample, Schlindler & Warlick.
The Ancestors of Jean Melvin Joy
My father's line includes Abernethy, Alexander, Bushart, Clagett, Clary, Farrar, Fisher, Haly, Joy, Lazenby, Linebarger, Matheson, Miller, Moore, Nesbit, Patterson, Rankin, Rector, Roseman, Summers & Turbyfill.His ancestors lived in Gaston, Lincoln, Catawba and Alexander Counties of North Carolina.
The Ancestors of Harry F. Johnson, Sr.
My father-in-law is descended from the following families of Bladen, Moore and Sampson County, NC and New England: Anders, Campbell, Cooper, Cromartie, Doane, Ferguson, Hawes, Herring, Highsmith, Howard, Johnson, McDonald, Minor, Peacock, Robinson, Treadwell, Williamson & Wooten.
The Ancestors of Mary Louise Howell
My mother-in-law's ancestry combines families of England & Virginia.She is descended from the following families: Allen (England), Borum, Carter, Crafton, Crenshaw, Fogwill (England), Howell (England, NJ & VA), Jeffress (VA), & Trenchard (England).
Some Abernethy Families
I have created this "online book" to include the information that I have found on the Abernethy family of Catawba, Gaston, Lincoln and Mecklenburg Counties, North Carolina.Note that over the years, many of the descendants changed the spelling of the name to Abernathy.Most of my research has relied on locally available sources.There are other sources that need to be consulted in order to confirm and complete the genealogy of this family.Therefore, I advise you to use this book with discretion.
I have information on most of these families, especially those living in Mecklenburg County, and I am searching for information on all of them.Please contact me if you would like to exchange information... a little or a lot.
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...that some of the information which appears on these pages has been "collected" by myself from various sources, for future study.This does not mean that I endorse the information as factual; in fact, some of the information may eventually prove to be in error.For that reason, use the information that appears on my pages with caution...especially the information on very early generations...and always seek your own proof.Nothing is better than an ORIGINAL source.