Location: Rutherford County NC

Biography of Hon. Thomas G. Mills

HON. THOMAS G. MILLS. This very successful farmer and stockraiser of Shannon County, Missouri, is a native of Rutherford County, N. C., where he was born in 1833 to Calvin and Margaret (Jackson) Mills, who were also born in that State and county. When the subject of this sketch was two or three years old they removed to Lumpkin County, Ga., where the father died in 1866, and the mother in 1867, the latter having long been a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. The paternal grandfather, John Mills, had been a soldier of the Revolutionary War, was of Irish parentage, and during his life was engaged in tilling the soil. He died in Rutherford County, N. C., having reared a family of two sons and three daughters. The maternal grandfather, David Jackson, was of Dutch descent, as was also his wife, was a Revolutionary soldier, and was a worthy tiller of the soil, which occupation he was following in Rutherford County, N. C., at the time of his death. Thomas G. Mills was the youngest of six children, the other members of the family being: John, who died in Lumpkin County, Ga., after the war; Caroline, who died in Cherokee County, Ga., the wife of Pleasant Worley; William, who died in Cherokee County, Ga.; Zilpha, who also died there, the wife of David Cochran, and Jane, the widow...

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Biography of James Harvey Forney

A visit to the library of the gentleman whose name is above and a chat with him in his pleasant home at Moscow, are sufficient to dispel any idea that the new west is without culture or men of ability interested in its educational progress and development. Mr. Forney has given some of the best years of an active and useful life to the cause of education in Idaho, and has attained more than local distinction otherwise. James Harvey Forney, a prominent citizen of Moscow, Idaho, and ex-United States district attorney for the district of Idaho, was born in Rutherford County, North Carolina, forty-seven years ago, a son of James H. and Emily (Logan) Forney. The old homestead in North Carolina, where Mr. Forney was born, has been in the po-session of his family for four generations. The Forneys are of French-Huguenot descent and Mr. Forney’s great-great-grandfather, who was born in 1640, fled from his native land in 1685, after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, and settled in Alsace, on the Rhine. His son, Mr. Forney’s great-grandfather, was born in 1721. In 1754 he married a Miss Maria Bergner, of Canton Berne, Switzerland, and thereafter settled in Lincoln County. North Carolina. The fact that they and their sons, Jacob, Peter and Abraham, were uncompromising Whigs, and that the family sustained the cause of American liberty by the...

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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...

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Thomas R. Pruette

Sergt., Inf., Hdqrs. Co., 4th Div., Btn. Regt. 156, D. B. Born in Rutherford County; son of G. B. and Mrs. Margaret Pruette. Entered service May 28, 1918, at Rutherfordton. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Sevier. Did clerical work in adjutant’s office. Mustered out at Camp Sevier Dec. 3,...

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John L. Jones

Sergt., 1st Class, Hospital Corps, Base Hospital. Born in Rutherford County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. I. P. Jones. Husband of Mrs. Selma Jones. Entered service May 31, 1917, at Canton, N.C. Was sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Mustered out at Camp Sevier, S. C., Jan. 13,...

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Rodney Hemphill

Private, 1st Class, Med., 42nd Amb.; son of Mr. G. H. and Mrs. Elmira Hemphill; of Rutherford County. Husband of Mrs. Mattie Simmons. Entered service Dec. 8, 1917, at Gastonia, N.C. Sent to Camp Ft. Thomas. Transferred to Camp Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Sailed for France May 23, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Returned to USA May 23, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 6,...

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Benjamin Dalton

Private, Artly.; son of W. M. and Elizabeth Dalton; of Rutherford County. Entered service at A. and E. Training School, Raleigh, N.C., May 16, 1918. Sent to Camp Jackson and transferred to Camp Taylor. Mustered out there Nov. 30,...

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Lloyd L. Biggerstaff

Sergt. Major, Inf. Hdqrs., 156th Dep Br.; son of J. S. and Cuttie Biggerstaff, of Rutherford County. Entered service Dec. 19, 1917, at Forest City, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, April 28,...

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Rutherford 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 Rutherford County, North Carolina GenWeb Archives) Abrams Cemetery Adair Family Cemetery Adaville Baptist Cemetery Alexander Cemetery Elias Alexander Cemetery Benjamin White Andrews Cemetery Avondale Cemetery Back Elliott Cemetery Bagwell Cemetery Beam Cemetery Baxter Cemetery Bedford Cemetery Bethany Baptist Cemetery Bethel Baptist Cemetery Big Springs Baptist Church Cemetery Bill’s Creek Baptist Cemetery Blanton Cemetery Blanton Family Cemetery Blankenship Cemetery Bostic Baptist Cemetery Bridges-Johnson Cemetery Briscoe Cemetery Brittain Presbytain Cemetery Broad River Cemetery Buck Shoals Baptist Cemetery Bucket Hill Cemetery Buffalo Cemetery Butler Cemetery Butler-Painter Cemetery Calvary Baptist Cemetery #1 Calvary Baptist Cemetery #2 Calvary Baptist Cemetery #3 Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery Camp Cemetery Camp Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Camp Elliott Cemetery Campfield Baptist Church Cemetery Cane Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Cane Creek Missionary Baptist Cemetery Cansler Cemetery Cedar Creek Holiness Cemetery Cedar Grove Cemetery Cedar Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery Centennial United Methodist Cemetery Cherry Mountain Free Will Baptist Cemetery Chimney Rock Baptist Cemetery Chitwood Cemetery Cliffside Cemetery Cogdell Family Cemetery Cole Cemetery Concord Baptist Church Cemetery Concord Baptist Church Cemetery Cool Springs Cemetery Surnames Only Section 1 Section 2 Section 3 Section...

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