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Alexander F. English and Naomi Malina Young

Household Abstract

Part of the Transylvania Tour February 2003 stop at English Chapel

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Research Sections:

Research Participants:

  • Linda Hoxit Raxter, compiler
  • Linda O. Anders

Previous Research by:

  • Katherine English Anderson
  • Mary Jane McCrary
  • Donna Kay New
  • R. N. Price
  • Dennis Symer

Originally Posted March 12, 2003

 

All historic research is an ongoing process.  The following information reflects currently available sources and is subject to change as new information is located.

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Household Group Summary:

Heads of House:

Alexander Fletcher English

Naomi Malina "Mollie" Young

Born: January 30, 1830
Yancy County, North Carolina (Present day Mitchell County)
Born: October 16, 1833
North Carolina
Died: August 16, 1896
Transylvania County, North Carolina
Died: December 22, 1902
Transylvania County, North Carolina
Buried: Davidson River Cemetery
Boyd Township, Transylvania County, NC
Buried: Davidson River Cemetery
Boyd Township, Transylvania County, NC
Parents: 
Daniel David English
Jemima Mae Wiseman
Parents: ( see household abstract)
Strawbridge Young (1797 - 1874)
Martha Ann Gash (1804 - 1885)
Married: September 14, 1859 in Henderson County, North Carolina

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Other Household Members:

Mary L. English - Daughter

Born July 20, 1860 in Henderson County, North Carolina (Present day Transylvania County)
Died June 29, 1940
Buried Davidson River Cemetery, Boyd Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Married James Webb Orr (April 22, 1848 to November 11, 1915)

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Martha L. English - Daughter

Born 1862 in Transylvania County, North Carolina
Died  
Buried  
Married Fielding Andrew Lewis

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Charles Overton English - Son

Born 1864 in Transylvania County, North Carolina
Died 1951
Buried Davidson River Cemetery in Transylvania County, North Carolina
Married Annie Hood (1871-1937)

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Melvina L. English - Daughter

Born 1866 in Transylvania County, North Carolina
Died  
Buried  
Married  Rev. J. Fenley Matney

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Edwin Strawbridge English - Son

Born October 31, 1868 in Transylvania County, North Carolina
Died August 19, 1943 in Transylvania County, North Carolina
Buried Oak Grove Methodist Cemetery, Brevard, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Married
August 1898 to Leila Jane Pickelsimer (August 2, 1833 to March 19, 1978)
Daughter of Ransom Joseph Pickelsimer and Elmira A. Merrill
See Household Abstract for E. S. English and Lelia Pickelsimer

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Daniel Leon English - Son

Born July 18, 1872 in Transylvania County, North Carolina
Died January 31, 1962 in Transylvania County, North Carolina
Buried Gillespie-Evergreen Cemetery, Brevard, Transylvania County
Married
Maude Sumner (October 11, 1878 to May 17, 1959)
Daughter of Mark Sumner and Louise Ledbetter

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Nola Young English - Daughter

Born February 12, 1878 in Transylvania County, North Carolina
Died February 23, 1959
Buried Davidson River Cemetery, Boyd Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Married Eugene Erwin Lewis (September 10, 1876 to May 7, 1952)

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Alexander P. Rowe - Boarder 

Born about 1879 in North Carolina
Died  
Buried  
Married  

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Previously Published Research:

Anderson, Katherine English," Rev. Alexander Fletcher English, 1830-1896," Transylvania County Heritage Book Committee. The Heritage of Transylvania County, North Carolina, 1995. Waynesville, NC: Don Mills, Inc., 1995, 90.
McCrary, Mary Jane, "The English Family," The Transylvania Times, 92, no. 72, (28 SEP 1978).[Based largely on the obituary of A. F. English from the August 1896 Sylvan Valley News. - LHR]
McCrary, Mary Jane. "Pioneer Preachers," chapter in Transylvania Beginnings: A History. Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1984, 68-82.
New, Donna, "Genealogy - My Hobby," Ancestry World Family Tree, http://www.ancestry.com, Updated 18 JAN 2003.  
Price, R. N. Holston Methodism: From Its Origin to the Present Time. Vol. Vol. IV. 1844-1870. Nashville, TN: Methodist Episcopal Church South, 1912, 191 & 267.
Symer, Dennis, "The Pickelsimer Family," Ancestry World Family Tree, http://www.ancestry.com, Updated 15 OCT 2002.

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Census Records:

1860 - Eighth Federal Census of the United States (from microfilm - LHR)
Page 442B, Dwelling # 1265, Davidson River PO, Henderson County, North Carolina 
Name Description
A F English 30, male, ME Clergy, $1200 real estate, $300 personal estate, born in North Carolina, married within year
N M Young 26, female, North Carolina, married within year

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1870 - Ninth Federal Census of the United States (from microfilm - LHR)
Page 404B, Dwelling # 132, Brevard Township, Brevard PO, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Name Description
English, Alex F 40, male, white, Minister, $345 real estate, $500 personal estate, born in North Carolina
" Malvina 36, female, white, North Carolina
" Mary L 11, female, white, North Carolina
" Marthy L 8, female, white, North Carolina
" Charles O 5, male, white, North Carolina
" Mattie L 4, female, white, North Carolina
" Edwin S. 1, male, white, North Carolina

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1880 - Tenth Federal Census of the United States, p 24, SD 4, ED 186 (from microfilm - LHR)
Dwelling # 207, Davidson River Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Name Description
English, Alex F White, male, 50, married, farmer, born in North Carolina, father born in North Carolina, Mother born in North Carolina
 - Naomi M White, female, 46, wife, married, Keeping house, NC, NC, NC
 - Mary L White, female, 20, daughter, single, At home, NC, NC, NC
 - Martha L White, female, 18, daughter, single, At home, NC, NC, NC
 - Charles O White, male, 15, son, single, works on farm, attended school, NC, NC, NC
 - Mollie L White, female, 14, daughter, single, At home, attended school, NC, NC, NC
 - Edwin S White, male, 12, son, single, At home, attended school, NC, NC, NC
 - Leon D White, male, 7, son, NC, NC, NC
 - Nola White, female, 2, daughter, NC, NC, NC
Rowe, Alex P White, male, 21, boarder, single, carpenter, NC, TN, NC

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1900 - Twelfth Federal Census of the United States. SD 9, ED 111, Sheet 2A (from microfilm - LHR)
Dwelling # 27, North Brevard Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Name Description
Mollie English Head, white, female, Oct 1832, widow, born in North Carolina, father born in North Carolina, mother born in North Carolina, farmer, able to read & write, owns home
 - Mattie Daughter, white, female, Jun 1866, single, NC, NC, NC, able to r & w
 - Nola Daughter, white, female, Feb 1878, single, NC, NC, NC, able to r & w

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Vital Records:

Death Certificates:

17 MAY 1959 Transylvania County, North Carolina Death Certificate
Book 45 Pg 14 Maude English, Community Hospital, Brevard, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Cardiac decomposition with arteriosclerosis Senility, Julius Sader, physician
Born 10-11-1878 to Mark Sumner and Louise Ledbetter.  White, female, married
Buried 19 MAY 1959 at Gillespie-Evergreen, Brevard, by Moore-Choate

Marriage Records:

14 SEP 1859 Henderson County, North Carolina Marriage Docket 1851-1872

Page 46

A. F. English and Naomia M. Young was lawfully married on the 14th of September 1859 by me
 - Wm Hicks M. G.

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Property Records:

12 MAY 1867 Transylvania County, North Carolina Registry - Deed (from deed - LOA)
from Grantor Strawbridge Young, Transylvania County, North Carolina
to Grantee A. F. English, W. L. Case, and S. R. Neill, Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church
Book 1 Pages 317-318

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Newspaper Accounts:

APR 1903 Sylvan Valley News
Personal notes about D. L. English property purchase.
 
MAY 1903 Sylvan Valley News
Personal notes about D. L. English trip to Washington DC.

 

10 MAR 1922 D. L. English, "D. L. English on Crowded Polls", Brevard News
Letter to the editor suggesting additional polling places largely to accommodate the new female voters.

 

08 FEB 1962 The Transylvania Times, Section Two, Pages 1 & 8
"'Judge' English Buried Last Friday Afternoon."

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Family Records:

Cemeteries:

Davidson River Cemetery (from cemetery markers - LHR)
Boyd Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Name, comments Birth Death
Rev. A. F. English 30 JAN 1830  16 AUG 1896
Naomi Maulina English, wife of A. F. English 16 OCT 1833 22 DEC 1902
Erwin Edwin Lewis, son of E. E. and N. E. Lewis 31 JUL 1904 12 OCT 1904
Fielding Miller Lewis, son of E. E. and N. E. Lewis 25 FEB 1906 25 JUL 1906
Homer F. Orr 16 OCT 1888 12 JUL 1908
James W. Orr 22 APR 1848 11 NOV 1915
Annie Hood English 1871 1937
Mrs. Loula Orr 20 JUL 1860 29 JUN 1940
Agur W. Orr 03 MAY 1894 06 AUG 1946
Charles O. English 1864 1951
Eugene Erwin Lewis 10 SEP 1876 07 MAY 1952
Nola English Lewis 12 FEB 1878 23 FEB 1959
August T. Erickson 03 DEC 1878 03 JUL 1963
Mary Lewis Erickson 19 JUL 1907 26 AUG 1991
Infant of D. L. and M. S. English

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Gillespie - Evergreen Cemetery 
Brevard, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Name, comments Birth Death
D. Leon English 18 JUL 1872 31 JAN 1962
Maude S. English 11 OCT 1878 17 MAY 1959

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Other Sources:

1905 Schenck, Carl, "Report on Resources Available within the Confines of Pisgah National Forest, The Property of George W. Vanderbilt," 
Summary Report written to assist in sale of Pisgah Forest while Schenck was employed as forester.  This report highlights all potential commercial uses of the property.
Notes
Section II - Enumeration of Existing Pastures
"On Avery's Creek (old English and Perry Places) - 70 acres"
 
Orchards and Fruit Trees
"The orchards at the old English place, at Davidson's River, at the so-called Rich Bend, at the Sarah McCall place, at the old Banther place, etc., are famous in Pisgah Forest."
 
Section III - Enumeration 
Lower Davidson's River
3 very good and large farm houses (English, Orr, Cagle) - $1200
Lumber inspector's house brand new - $250
1 school house - $50
3 one room cabins (Ananias, negro cabin, Ed Smith) - $140
7 two room cabins (John Perry, Hollingsworth, Leroy O'Kelly, Neill place, R. O. English place, M. D. English place, Thrift place) - $$420
2 three room cabins (Jasper McCall, John Smith at saw mill) - $200
Carl Alwin Schenck Collection, North Carolina State University Special Collections
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