Early days in Lincoln County, North Carolina, are recalled in this new 52-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books. These source materials include John Hill Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina (1851); Sketches of Prominent Living North Carolinians by Jerome Dowd (1888), North Carolina, A Guide to the Old North State (1939), a product of the WPA; A New Geography of North Carolina (1954-65). The tri-color front cover is printed on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is printed single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and improve readability. Places mentioned in the booklet include: Lincolnton (county seat), Boger City, Crouse, Denver, and Iron Station. Among the many subjects included are: Persons associated with the early days of the county -- Benjamin Lincoln, General Joseph Graham (lengthy account of his services in the Revolution) and family, the Brevard family, the Forney family, Robert H. Burton, Colonel Michael Hoke, and Rev. Robert Hall Morrison; Members of the General Assembly before 1851; Document supporting Boston against the British in 1775; a detailed account of the Battle of Ramsour's Mill in June 1780; birthplace of North Carolina's the textile industry; Iron deposits; Paper mills; Physical features; Western Plank Road; the Civil War and Reconstruction eras; Agriculture; Brother vs. Brother in the Revolution; General Robert Hoke; General James Pinkney Henderson, first governor of Texas, and Joseph Johnston, governor of Alabama; Hoke Smith, the Schenck family; Stephen Ramseur, youngest major general in the Confederate army; Old Houses; Schools and Churches; a faithful Bible reader, a Negro senator, courtroom poets, a 130 year old free Negro, anglicized Dutch names, and many other fascinating bits of history and trivia. The Dowd excerpt has biographies of John F. Hoke and William Marcus Shipp. The WPA excerpt offers a nostalgic glimpse of the area from a 1939 vantage point, offering historical notes and sightseeing possibilities, such as Tarleton's Tea Table and Confederate Memorial Hall.
Lincoln County, NC
Sources: History of Lincoln County North Carolina / Historical Sketches of North Carolina
Authors: John Hill Wheeler, et al
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Original Publisher: The Arkansaw Traveler Publishing Co.
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