Anders Family
David Asbel Anders with
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Rufus and Florence Hall Owen Family in 1947
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Transylvania County, NC 

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Creation of Transylvania County, North Carolina

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Transylvania County was cut off from Henderson and Jackson Counties in the year 1861.

"Public Laws of North Carolina, Session of 1860-1861, Chapter 10, Page 19.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same.  That a county by the name of Transylvania be laid off and
established out of the counties of Henderson and Jackson with the following boundary, to wit: beginning at the standing stone, on the South Carolina line, near the head waters of Green river and Little river,
to the top of Hickory mountain, thence a straight line to the top of the mountain, west of William Sintel's, thence with the main ridge to the top of the high point on the mountain near the Hadden farm, thence a straight line to the mouth of the branch between the Hadden and Justus farms, thence down the French Broad river to the mouth of Bryson's creek, thence a straight line to the top of Pisgah mountain, thence a west direction with the Haywood line to the Jackson line to a point on the Blue Ridge between the head of Indian creek and Toxaway, and running with the dividing ridge between Indian creek and Toxaway river to said river, thence south to the South Carolina line, thence with
the South Carolina line to the beginning.

Sec. 2.  Be it further enacted, That this act shall be in force from and after its ratification."

Ratified the 15th day of February, 1861.