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Cheraw Indians

Cheraw Tribe: Significance unknown.  Also called: Ani’-Suwa’II, Cherokee name. Saraw, Suali, synonyms even more common than Cheraw. Xuala, Xualla, Spanish and Portuguese forms of the word, the x being intended for sh. Cheraw Connections. The Cheraw are classed on circumstantial grounds in the Siouan linguistic family though no words of their tongue have been preserved. Cheraw Location.-The earliest known location of the Cheraw appears to have been near the head of Saluda River in Pickens and Oconee Counties, S. C., whence they removed at an early date to the present Henderson, Polk, and Rutherford Counties. Cheraw Villages. The names given are always those of the tribe, though we have a “Lower Saura Town” and an “Upper Saura Town on a map dating from 1760. Cheraw History. Mooney (1928) has shown that the Cheraw are identical with the Xuala province which De Soto entered in 1540, remaining about 4 days. They were visited by Pardo at a later date, and almost a hundred years afterward Lederer (1912) heard of them in the same region. Before 1700 they left their old country and moved to the Dan River near the southern line of Virginia, where they seem to have had two distinct settlements about 30 miles apart. About the year 1710, on account of constant Iroquois attacks, they moved southeast and joined the Keyauwee. The colonists of North Carolina, being dissatisfied at the proximity of these and other tribes, Governor Eden declared war against the Cheraw, and applied to Virginia for assistance. This Governor Spotswood refused, as he believed the Carolinians were the aggressors, but the contest was prosecuted by the...

Author N. York

1st Class Private, Inf., 122nd Supply Co., 5th Inf.; of Polk County; son of J. S. and Mrs. Mollie York. Entered service Oct. 2, 1917, at Cedartown, Ga. Sent to Camp Gordon, Ga., transferred to Camp Wheeler, Ga. Served here with same company until discharged. Mustered out at Camp Wheeler, Ga., April 18,...

D. W. Moore

Q. M. 2nd Class (Navy). Born in Polk County; son of N. D. Moore and Mrs. N. D. Moore. Husband of Mrs. Myrtle Moore. Entered service Jan. 2, 1918, at Rutherfordton, N.C. Sent to Hampton Roads, then to U. S. S. Kittery, U. S. S. Vixen, U. S. S. Dubuque, U. S. S. Hale. Made one trip across. Was stationed on European waters for 10 months. Mustered out from Receiving Ship at Philadelphia, Pa., April 8,...

Polk County, North Carolina Cemetery Transcriptions

  North Carolina Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the North Carolina county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Following Cemeteries (hosted at Polk County, North Carolina Tombstone Transcription Project) Beulah Baptist Cemetery Byers Baptist Cemetery Columbus Baptist Cemetery Columbus Presbyterian Cemetery Cooper’s Gap Baptist Cemetery Earle Cemetery Egerton Cemetery Fork Creek Baptist Cemetery Friendship Baptist Cemetery Green Creek Baptist Cemetery Green Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Green Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Jones Cemetery Laughter Family Cemetery Lebanon Methodist Cemetery Little Dog Cemetery Manus Chapel Methodist Cemetery Melvin Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery Mill Creek Church of the Brethren Cemetery Mills Family Cemetery Moore Cemetery Moores Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Morgan’s Chapel Baptist Cemetery New Hope Methodist Cemetery Old Bethlehem Cemetery Pacolet Hills Baptist Church Cemetery Piney Grove Baptist Cemetery Sandy Plains Presbyterian Cemetery Stony Knoll Cemetery Tryon Cemetery Section 1 Section 2 Section 3 Tryon Cemetery Tryon Cemetery Union Grove Baptist Cemetery Wheat Creek Baptist Church Cemetery White Cemetery  ...

Gebert, Laura Mrs. – Obituary

Haines, Oregon Laura Gebert, 82, of Haines died June 22, 2002, at her home. Her graveside funeral will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at Lincoln Memorial Park in Portland. Laura Bell Bennett Gebert was born on Jan. 7, 1920, at Green Creek, Polk County, N.C. She was a daughter of Willard Bennett and Kitty Mae Higgins. At the age of 14, she left North Carolina with her husband, Charles Willis, and they traveled by Model T to Oregon, camping along the way. She lived at La Grande and Pondosa for a short period and then walked with a small baby, husband and her two sisters into the Portland area where she spent 66 years raising family and working at various jobs. She loved family, quilting, and gardening. Survivors include her children, Paul Bennett of Vancouver, Wash., James Bennett of Sedona, Ariz., Charles Bennett of Canby, JoAnn Illingsworth of Haines, and Fred Dennis of Gresham; sisters, Betsy Mercer of Dallas, Ore., and Geraldine Riddle of Gray Court, S.C.; stepsister, Irene Pedersen of Portland; and 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Diabetes Research through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 28, 2002 Transcribed by: Belva...

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