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HISTORICAL SKETCHES OF WILKES COUNTY

By

John Crouch  - 1902

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page    

Introduction  
Formation         1
Early Settlers         4
The Moravians in Wilkes         9
Benjamin Cleveland       11
First Will Probated       36
General Wm. Lenoir       36
Zebulon Baird, Grandfather of Zeb Vance       43
First Church in the County       44
Early Schools       45
"To Thumb the Notch"       46
Daniel Boone       47
Kings Mountain       56
The Siamese Twins       59
The Show Fight       61
James Henry Spainhour       63
Col. W. H. H. Cowles       64
Rev. Geo. W. Greene       68
Doctor Tyre York       69
Montford Stokes       71
C. C. Petty (col.)       74
The Cleveland Oak       74
Rufus A. Spainhour       75
Lovers' Leap       76
Courthouses and Jails       77
Harry Holland       80
Agricultural Possibilities       81
Fort Hamby       85
Simmons' Gang of Robbers       91
Stoneman's Raid       93
Montford Sidney Stokes       95
Gen. John Sevier       97
Chas. Gordon       99
Gen. James  B. Gordon     100
The "Buzzard Roost"     105
Gen. James Wellborn     106
Hon. Anderson Mitchell     107
Col. Wm. M. Barber     108
Lee Carmichael     108
Col. Thomas C. Land     109
Rev. W. R. Bradshaw     110
Newspapers     112
Lawyers     119
Physicians     133
Schools of Wilkes County     137
James Gordon Hackett     139
Calvin J. Cowles     139

 


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