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From: "H. Fazio" <>
Subject: [GM] Davie County, North Carolina - See Names
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2002 14:03:40 -0600

Davie County: A Brief History, James W. Wall, 1976. Soft cover, 6x9, 128 pages, maps, illustrated, portraits, a wonderful book in near new condition. No markings, turned down corners, loose pages, etc. This book is a joy to read, whether you had people there or not! Contents include:

Maps and Illustrations
1 - Early Davie County
Geography & Climate
The Land
The Indians
The French & Indian War

2 - Settlers in the Forks of the Yadkin
The Bryans and the Bryan Settlement
The Squire Boones
Daniel Boone
John Boone
Heidelberg Settlement

3 - The Rowan County Court

4 - The Revolutionary War Years
Samuel Bryan, Tory
Patriots Fight for Independence
Richmond Pearson, Patriot
Patriots and Tories Fight at the Shallow Ford
Cornwallis Marches Across Davie County

5 - The End of the Revolution to 1836
Economic and Social Conditions
Resettlement of the Farmington Section
Political Parties and Government
Archibald DeBow Murphey's Program for Progress
Efforts to Make the Yadkin River Navigable
Clinton and Fulton, Proposed Towns on the Yadkin River

6 - Davie County, 1836 - 1860
Division of Rowan County
The First Courthouse
The First Jail
Taverns and Hotels
The McNeely Cotton Factory
The Cooleemee Plantation

7 - Fuel for the Fires of Succession
Slaveholding in Davie County
Free Negroes
Hinton Rowan Helper, Abolitionist
Helper's Book and Its Impact on History
Davie County Questions the Wisdom of Secession

8 - Davie County in the Confederacy
Volunteer Companies and Officer Personnel
Life in the Army
Davie County Assists the Soldiers' Families
Inflation and Debts
Stoneman's Raid Through Davie County

9 - Education in Davie County
First Church-Financed Schools
Daniel Click's Private School
Sunday School
Academics and Seminaries
Richmond M. Pearson's Law School
Hodges' Business College
Public School Education

10 - Religion: Denominations and Churches
George Soelle, Moravian Minister
A.M.E. Zion Church
The Great Revival

11 - Centers of Population
Mocksville, the County Seat
Cooleemee, the Town
Townships and Communities

12 - Favorite Stories and Traditions
A Message to Cornwallis
Peter Stuart Ney, Schoolmaster
The Masonic Picnic
The Annual Negro Picnic
Court Week
The Case of the Chaffin Will

13 - Kaleidoscopic View of Modern Davie County in 1976

References for Additional Reading

Some surnames include: Boone, Bryan, Soelle, Carter, Dyson, VanCleve, McGuire, Finley, Gist, Mooney, Holden, Cooley, Stuart, Henderson, Frost, Walker, Pinchback, Phelps, Pearson, Glen, Smallwood, Cloyd, Locke, Neely, Hunt, Graham, Mumford, McCulloh, Clement, Murphey, Johnston, Ruffin, Hairston, Terry, Caldwell, Mitchell, Blum, Hearsey, Shober, Click, and many others.

$15 media mail postage paid

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