Haywood County Resources

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HAYWOOD COUNTY REGISTER OF DEEDS
County Courthouse
215 North Main Street Suite 213
Waynesville, NC 28786

Official Haywood County website
Haywood Co. Public Library
402 S. Haywood St. Waynesville, NC 28786-4350 PH: 704- 452 - 5169
Hours are: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 9pm, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am to 6pm. Saturdays from 9am to 5pm and Sundays from 1:30 to 5pm.
The library has a North Carolina room which contains many local family histories, assorted books on Haywood County and on surrounding counties, a clipping file, and loose papers file, as well as Haywood county census records, marriage records, deeds, and court records on microfilm. They also have the Latter Day Saints Family Search available on CD-Rom.

Lookups ~~ If you can do Haywood Co. lookups, please contact Doyle Chambers, County Coordinator, and let him know.
Lookups
Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness
Books For Sale
Surveys, transcriptions, directions, and photos of community, church, and family cemeteries in Haywood County, NC.
Surveyed, photographed, written, and published by the author.
Heritage Books
**A heritage book is a collection of family histories written and submitted by individuals.
They are always entertaining and seldom accurate.


1. Haywood County Heritage Book
Published by the Haywood County Genealogical Society


2. The Annals of Haywood County by W.C. Allen
Published in 1935. Now in reprint. A very good read,
but the data is woefully inaccurate.


Local Genealogist
1. In The Name of Howell by James Howell
Highly recommended, written by a dedicated genealogist
        
Census Books
1. Haywood County 1810 Census transcribed by Betsy C. Farlow
2. Haywood County 1820 Census transcribed by Betsy C. Farlow
3. Haywood County 1850 Census transcribed by Census Associates
4. Haywood County 1860 Census transcribed by Brenda Bishop

        
Books by S.K. Publications
S.K. Publications
1. Haywood County, NC 1810 Census--photocopy of the original census pages.
2. Haywood County, NC 1820 Census--photocopy of the original census pages.
3. Haywood County, NC 1830 Census--photocopy of the original census pages.
4. Haywood County, NC 1840 Census--photocopy of the original census pages.
5. Haywood County, NC 1850 Census--photocopy of the original census pages.

        
Family History Books by Marshall L. Styles
    of Simpsonville, SC ***Highly Recommended***
    Published by Higginson Books
    Higginson Books
1. My North Carolina Heritage Volume 1
    by Marshall L. Styles 1996
    Descendants of Benjamin and John Stiles
    Lincoln, Buncombe, and Yancey Counties
    399 pages

2. My North Carolina Heritage Volume 2
    by Marshall L. Styles 2002
    Rollins, Ealy, Morgan, and Smelser Families
    Brunswick County, Va.,
    Randolph, Madison, and Buncombe Counties, NC,
    Greene and Cocke Counties, Tenn.
    410 pages

3. My North Carolina Heritage Volume 3
    by Marshall L. Styles 2002
    Descendants of Henry and Elizabeth Lamb
    A Quaker Family Legacy
    North Carolina, Tennessee, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Kansas
    525 pages

4. My North Carolina Heritage Volume 4
    by Marshall L. Styles 1996
    Descendants of Zebedee William Morris
    A Confederate Veteran
    Montgomery, Madison, and Buncombe Counties
    385 pages

5. My North Carolina Heritage Volume 5
    by Marshall L. Styles 1995
    Colonel Ambrose Mills
    A Soldier in the King's Army During the American Revolution
    Pasquotank, Chowan, Henderson, Buncombe, and Yancey Counties
    221 pages

6. My North Carolina Heritage Volume 6
    by Marshall L. Styles 1997
    Descendants of Robert Edney and Anna Wrensher
    Pasquotank, Chowan, Henderson, Buncombe, and Yancey Counties
    537 pages

7. Turner and Banks
    by Marshall L. Styles
    Pioneer Families of Western North Carolina
    Caswell, Person, Buncombe, Haywood, and Madison Counties
    571 pages

8. The Mitchell Families of Haywood County, NC
    by Marshall L. Styles 2002
    134 pages
9. Sorrells Family
    by Marshall L. Styles 2002
    Pioneers of Old Buncombe County, North Carolina
    Buncombe and Haywood Counties
    265 pages

All of the books by Marshall L. Styles are available direct from Higginson Book Company Salem, MA. by special order.
These books are often available at Barnes and Noble online bookstore by requesting an author search for Marshall Styles or (Marshall Stiles.)
        
Books by Robert J. Medford
       ["based on" are the operative words for the Medford census books]
1. The Families of Haywood County based on the 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840 Census
    by Robert J. Medford
2. The Families of Haywood County based on the 1850 Census
    by Robert J. Medford 1994
3. The Families of Haywood County based on the 1860 Census
    by Robert J. Medford 1994
4. The Families of Haywood County based on the 1870 Census
    by Robert J. Medford 1995
5. The Families of Haywood County based on the 1880 Census
    by Robert J. Medford 1995
6. The Families of Haywood County based on the 1900 Census
    by Robert J. Medford
7. The Families of Haywood County based on the 1910 Census
    by Robert J. Medford
8. The Families of Haywood County based on the 1920 Census
    by Robert J. Medford

        
County Record Books
1. Permanent Roll of Registered Voters--Haywood County 1902
    by Charles D. Biddix
    Published by Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society
2. 1835 Poll Books--NC 12th Congressional District for the counties of
    Burke, Haywood, Yancey, Macon, Rutherford, and Buncombe
    by Charles D. Biddix
    Published by Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society
3. Haywood County, NC Divorce Index 1829-1944
    by Carol Allen
    Carol Allen
4. Haywood County NC Estate Papers Index 1809-1942
    by Carol Allen
    Carol Allen
    by Carol Allen
5. Haywood County, NC Guardians' Records Index 1877-1921
    by Carol Allen
    Carol Allen
6. Haywood County, NC Wills Index 1877-1921
by Carol Allen
    Carol Allen
7. Early Marriage Bonds of Haywood County 1808-1870
    by James E. Wooley
    Published 1974
8. Cemeteries and Family Graveyards in Haywood County
    by George E. Miller, Sr.
    Published 1979
    **A complete index of names in "Cemeteries and Graveyards of Haywood
    County" has been compiled by Mr. James Campbell and his sister.
    This index is available at the Haywood County, NC Public Library
    and the Greenville County, SC Public Library (Main Branch--downtown.)**
9. Haywood County Deaths and Burials 1986-1995
    Published by Haywood County Genealogical Society, Inc.
10.Directions to the Cemeteries of Haywood County
    Published by the Haywood County Genealogical Society, Inc. 2001

        
Haywood County History Books
1. The Early History of Haywood County
    by W. Clark Medford 1961
2. The Middle History of Haywood County
    by W. Clark Medford 1968
3. Haywood's Heritage and Finest Hour
    by W. Clark Medford 1971
4. At Home in the Smokies--Handbook 125
    Produced by the National Park Service
    and the Department of the Interior 1984

5. Heritage of Healing-
    A Medical History of Haywood County
    by Nina L. Anderson and William L. Anderson
6. Maggie of Maggie Valley
    by Patty Pylant Kosier
7. Mountain Fever
    by Tom Alexander
8. Horse Drawn Equipment and Early Tools
    by Louise K. Nelson
9. A Pictorial History of Haywood County
    by The Asheville-Citizen Times
10. Historic Waynesville
    by Louise K. Nelson
11. Purchase Knob
    Kathryn K. McNeil
12. Civil War Letters from the Great Smoky Mountains
    by Hattie Caldwell Davis
13. Vanished Settlements of the Great Smoky Mountains
    by Hattie Caldwell Davis
14. Strangers in High Places
    The Story of the Great Smoky Mountains
    by Micheal Frome
15. Mountain People, Mountain Times
    by W. Clark Medford
16. Great Smoky Mountain Stories and Sun Over Ol' Starlin'
    by W. Clark Medford
17. Land O' the Sky
    by W. Clark Medford
18. Finis and Farewell
    by W. Clark Medford
19. The Long, Hard Road
    by W. Clark Medford
20. The Musings of a Mountaineer
    by Felix Alley
21. Country Folklore
    by Louise K. Nelson
22. The Aroma's of Grandma's and Mama's Kitchen
    by Louise K. Nelson
23. The Warring Joshua of Jonathan's Creek
    by Harden Howell, Sr. and Frank Smathers, Sr.

        
Haywood County Family Books
1. The Messer Registry: The Descendants of David Messer
    by Brenda Messer
    Brenda Messer
2. The Genealogical Study of James Brittain
    by Shirley B. Cawyer 1988
3. The Green Family
    Descendants of George Washington Green, Sr.
    and Nancy Gasperson Green
    by Bryan K. Aldridge
    Information on Green and Green descendants in Haywood County
    453 pages, full name index, approx. 200 photos

    Bryan K. Aldridge
4. Those Medfords From Allen's Creek
    by Robert J. Medford 1991
5. Those Medfords From Medford Farm and Iron Duff
    by Robert J. Medford
6. Those Medfords From Canton and Clyde
    by Robert J. Medford
7. The Sutton Family of Haywood County
    by Robert J. Medford
8. Haywood County Families
    by Alice R. Cook 1993
    Published by Heritage Books, Inc.
9. Reminisce With Myrtle
    by Myrtle Brendle Little
10. Recollections--Along the Way
    by Myrtle Brendle Little
11. The Biography of R.A. Sentelle
    by W. Clark Medford

        
Cherokee Indians
1. Storm in the Mountains
    by Vernon H. Crow 1982
Published by Press of the Museum of the Cherokee Indian

        
WNC History Books
1. Another Country
    Journeying Towards the Cherokee Mountains
    by Christopher Camuto
2. Bryson City Tales
    by Walt Larimore M.D.
3. On the Spine of Time
    by Harry Middleton
4. It Happened in the Smokies
    by Gladys Trentham Russell
5. Hazel Creek--From Then til Now
    by Duane Oliver
6. Serpent Handling Believers
    by Thomas Burton
7. A Fly Fisherman's Blue Ridge
    by Christopher Camuto
8. Western North Carolina-it's Mountains and it's People to 1880
    by Ora Blackmun
9. The Land of Saddlebags
    by James Watt Raine
10. Fun is Where you Find it
    by Bob Terrell
11. Whose Woods These Are
    by Micheal Frome
12. These Storied Mountains
    by John Parris
13. Mountain Bred
    by John Parris
14. My Mountains, My People
    by John Parris
15. Roaming the Mountains
    by John Parris
16. The Cherokee Story
    by John Parris
17. The Earth is Enough
    Growing Up in a World of Fly-fishing, Trout, and Old Men
    by Harry Middleton
18. The Starlight Creek Angling Society
    by Harry Middleton
19. Rivers of Memory
    by Harry Middleton
20. The Bright Country
    A Fisherman's Return to trout, Wild Waters, and Himself
    by Harry Middleton

        
Confederate History
1. The Heart of Confederate Appalachia
    by John C. Inscoe and Gordon B. McKinney
2. Across a Dark River
    by Clyde Ray
3. The Life of Johnny Reb
    by Bell Irvin Wiley
4. Civil War Letters from the Great Smoky Mountains
    by Hattie Caldwell Davis
5. Mountains Touched With Fire
    by Wiley Sword
6. Western North Carolina Since the Civil War
    Ira W. Van Noppen and John J. Van Noppen
7. Bushwhackers--The Civil War in the North Carolina Mountains
    by William K. Trotter

        
Neighboring County Books
1. Buncombe County, North Carolina Index to Deeds 1783-1850
    by James E. Wooley
2. Old Buncombe County Heritage Book, Volume 1
    by Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society 1981
    Published by Hunter Publishing Co.
3. 2. Old Buncombe County Heritage Book, Volume 2
    by Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society 1981
    Published by Hunter Publishing Co.
4. The Kingdom of Madison
    by Manly Wade Wellman
5. A Country Doctor in the South Mountains
    by Benjamin Earle Washburn
6. A Piece of the Fox's Hide
    A History of the Notorious Bigham Family
    by Kathryn Boling
7. Buried Treasures of the Appalachians
    by W.C. Jameson
8. The High-Pitched Laugh of a Painted Lady
    by Lewis W. Green
9. Yesterday in the Hills
    by Floyd C. Watkins and Charles Hubert Watkins
10. A Wayfaring Sin-eater
    by James Gay Jones
11. Dead and Gone
    by Manly Wade Wellman
12. Spirit of the Mountains
    by Emma Bell Miles
13. Mountain Lines
    Wit, Wisdom, and History from the North Georgia Mountains
    by Larry Fricks and Steve Whitmire
14. Mountains Spirits
    by Joseph Earl Dabney
15. More Mountain Spirits
    by Joseph Earl Dabney
16. The Foxfire Books
    by Elliot Wiggenton and his Students
17. Bastard Out of Carolina
    by Dorothy Allison
18. In the Shadow of Old Smoky
    by C. Hodge Mathes
19. Roan Mountain--A Passage of Time
    by Jennifer Bauer Wilson
20. Dam Break in Georgia
    by K. Neill Foster and Eric Mills
21. Cabins in the Laurel
    by Muriel Earley Sheppard
22. Miracle in the Hills
    by Mary T. Martin Sloop and Leggette Blythe
23. My Home is in the Smoky Mountains
    by Herbert L. Hyde
24. Our Southern Highlanders
    by Horace Kephart
25. Silver in the Unaka
    by Buddy Johnson
26. Mountain People, Places, and Ways
    by Micheal and Ruth Joslin

        
General Interest Books
1. Up Ego!
    by John Foster West
2. Time Was
    by John Foster West
3. The Ballad of Tom Dula
    by John Foster West
4. Lift up Your Head, Tom Dooley
    by John Foster West
5. Appalachian Dawn
    by John Foster West
6. This Proud Land
    by John Foster West
7. Wry Wine
    by John Foster West
8. The Summer People
    by John Foster West
9. Gap Creek
    by Robert Morgan
10. The Blue Valley
    by Robert Morgan
11. The Hinterlands
    by Robert Morgan
12. The Truest Pleasure
    by Robert Morgan
13. The Mountains Won't Remember Us
    by Robert Morgan
14. Just Folks
    by Jerry Bledsoe
15. Patchwork
    by Ila Yount
16. Branch Water Tales
    by Bill Carver
17. Some More Branch Water Tales
    Country Poor, Mountain Proud
    by Bill Carver
18. Mountain Ghost Stories
    by Randy Russell and Janet Barnett
19. A Treasury of Carolina Tales
    by Webb Garrison
20. North Carolina Legends
    by Richard Walser
21. Snowbird Gravy and Dishpan Pie
    by Patsy Moore Ginns
22. Curing the Cross-eyed Mule
    by Loyal Jones and Billy Edd Wheeler
23. Gun Racks and Six Packs
    by Bo Whaley
24. Jonathan Creek
    A Cherokee Valley Saga
    by Carlton Weber