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I would like to put together as complete a list as possible of all the books and other resources that I can find concerning the people and history of Anson County. Some of these books may still available for purchase. Where known these sources are listed. Some just have the Library of Congress (LC) call number on them; these may be available for interlibrary loan. If you can provide information about where these resources may be purchased, libraries where they are located, or suggest other books for the list, please let me know

Deep Creek Baptist Church
Description: List of members from 1815-1830 and 1848-1932. I (Julious) have a list of members from 1810-1814 but can not tell when they joined. Deep Creek Baptist Church was originally located on Deep Creek near Ruby S.C. but was moved to Anson Co. in 1823. It was constituted in 1778.
LOOKUP VOLUNTEER: Julious, Jlburr@aol.com

McCaskill Family of Anson/Montgomery Co. from the 1700's. Authors: Andy and Dixie McCaskill.
LOOKUP VOLUNTEER: Linda Franklin linda@bcinet.net

The Doster Genealogy
Description: By Mrs. Ben Hill. The William Byrd Press, Richmond VA. Copyright 1945. William Wadsworth Doster. Notes: Many Anson and Union County names. 286 pages.
LOOKUP VOLUNTEER: Lisa Little GOODTRADER@juno.com

The Threadgills Book 2, Janis Heidenreich and Wordna Threadgill Wicker
LOOKUP VOLUNTEER: Patti Smith Lambpslamb@aracnet.com

The Walls of Walltown, by Anne Wall Thomas
Description: She has recently done an update of The Walls of Walltown. It is now in 2 volumes. The first is a repetition of the background material of the original and the second in the chronology updated with new people. Availability: Anne Wall Thomas, 380 Wesley Court, Chapel Hill, NC 27516. $10.00.
LOOKUP VOLUNTEER: Patti Smith Lamb pslamb@aracnet.com

Anson County Heritage Book
Description: 395 pp. ill. This book is a collection of articles written by and about Anson Countians.
Availability: Anson County Historical Society, 206 E. Wade Street, Wadesboro, NC 28170. Don Mills and Walsworth Publishing, 1995.
LOOKUP VOLUNTEER: William Morgan FlaHistory@aol.com

Tyson - Wheless Cemetery (in Ansonville)
LOOKUP VOLUNTEER: Thomas Wayne Biddy web3943@charweb.org

Anson County, North Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1749-1766, Abstracts of Wills & Estates, 1749-1795, Brent H. Holcomb

A History of Anson County, North Carolina, 1750-1976, Mary L. Medley

The Kendall Family, Descendants of William Kendall, Westmoreland County, Virginia, Jerry T. Kendall, 1998.
Description: This book focuses on John Spilman Kendall who migrated to Anson County circa 1814 and his descendants. John Spilman Kendall is the progenitor of many of the Kendalls living in Anson County and most of the Kendalls living in South Carolina and Georgia. He was a well known physician in Ansonville for over 50 years. The book is 8 x 11 inches, green hardback cover embossed with gold lettering, 286 pages, 51 photographs, and indexed. Sources are well documented. (Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 98-75038).
Availability: Books can be ordered from Jerry T. Kendall, 504 Thomas Street, Bennettsville, SC 29512-2532. $50 plus $5 shipping. Email jtkendall@marlboroelectric.net

Concord United Methodist Church, Anson County, North Carolina, Miscellaneous Records 1884 - 1966, Jerry T. Kendall, 1996.
Description: The book contains names from several Sunday School Rolls, and other Sunday School Records. It also contains the Deeds to church land, a short history of Concord Cemetery, some plats of different sections of the cemetery, and several photographs showing the location of grave markers. It has 54 pages and is indexed.
Availability: Books can be ordered from Jerry T. Kendall, 504 Thomas Street, Bennettsville, SC 29512-2532. email - jtkendall@marlboroelectric.net

Concord United Methodist Church, Anson County, North Carolina, Church Register 1894-1994, Jerry T. Kendall, 1995.
Description: It has 73 pages and is indexed. It also contains the church membership records for 100 years, some baptisms, and some marriages. It has a small number of photographs.
Availability:Books can be ordered from Jerry T. Kendall, 504 Thomas Street, Bennettsville, SC 29512-2532. $15 plus postage. Email jtkendall@marlboroelectric.net

Concord Cemetery, Anson County, North Carolina, , Jerry T. Kendall, 1994.
Description: It contains a list of all the grave markers in the cemetery and covers the period from around 1840 through December 31, 1993. The book has 28 pages and the names are arranged in alphabetical order.
Availability:It can be obtained from the Church Secretary/Treasurer, Route 2, Wadesboro, NC. $8 plus postage. Email: jtkendall@marlboroelectric.net

Abstracts of Notices found in the North Carolina Argus 1848-1858. Compiled by Steve Bailey, c. 1998
Description: Death and marriage notices, court records, and miscellaneous records regarding Anson County citizens from 1848-1858. 75 pages.
Availability: Steve Bailey, 300 Moores Lake Road, Wadesboro, NC 28170. $25.00 Email scbailey55@hotmail.com

Our Jackson Family, Decendants of Jesse & Delilah (Meador) Jackson of Anson County. c1982, Rev. 1998.
Description: Related families Gathings, Harrel, Burch, Rushing, Henry, Kirby. Spiral bound, indexed, pictures.
Availability: Linda Garner, Rt.1 Box 1019-A, Box Springs, GA 31801. $30, includes postage.

1850 Anson Co., N.C. Census, c1985
Description: 1166 families, 122p. Spiral bound, indexed.
Availability: Linda Garner, Rt.1 Box 1019-A, Box Springs, GA 31801. $22.50, includes postage.

The Mullis Melange
Description: The history of a close knit family that married into a good number of Anson/Union County families.
LC Call No: CS71.M959451989 Library code: 929/.2/0973 Ed: 20
Availability: Contact Barbara Philemon Parsons, bparsons@worldnet.att.com

The Book of John-The history of the Feldman-Filmon-Philmon-Philmen family of Anson/Union County, N.C.
LC Call No: CS71.C6541997
Availability: Contact Barbara Philemon Parsons, bparsons@worldnet.att.com

McLendon's of America
Description: Published in 1983 includes the McLendon's who lived in Anson Co. It begins in the 1600 and includes many McLendons/McClendons down to the time of printing. Hardback.
Availability: Melba Goff Allen, mallen4896@aol.com. $27.00, includes postage.

Patrick Family History, also known as A History of a Patrick Family and Related Families 1751-1997
Description: This 320 page book contains copies of maps and deeds and 84 photographs. This book is completely indexed. The history spans 245 years encompassing ten generations through 1996, with over two thousand "relatives" on the genealogy listing. Our earliest known ancestor, John Patrick, was born in Ireland, lived in Maryland, then Lincoln County, North Carolina, and his son, Pernal lived in Anson County, NC then moved to Georgia in 1832.
A few related families are BARFIELD, BUTLER, CHAMBLESS, DOOLING, DYKES, GRIMSLEY, GURR, HARDEN, HARRISON, HOLLON, HOLLAND, JENKINS, LANGSTON, LONG, MCKENZIE, MILLS, NICHOLS, PARKER, PARSONS, SINGLETON, SMITH, THOMPSON, WEST, AND WISHON.
Availability: Rubye G. Griffin, PO Box 128, Byromville, Georgia, 31007. $43.50, includes postage.

The Denson Family of Scott County Mississippi
Description: It is indexed and concerns the Denson family of Anson Co., NC, Mississippi and Texas. The main focus of the book is Shadrach James Denson born 1800 Anson Co., NC, d. 1888, Scott Co., MS and his descendants. The earliest known ancestor is James Denson born about 1716, probably in Isle of Wight Co., VA. He settled in the area of Bladen Co., NC which became Anson County. The book is fully documented and an update of Lois Nix's The Denson Family, North Carolina to Texas.
Availability: John H. Smallwood, Jr., 18949 Marsh Lane Apt 613, Dallas, TX 75287. E-mail: john.smallwood@eds.com. $15, plus $2 shipping.

Type Talk of Lilesville Township, Anson County, Emma Goodwin. c. 1990.
Description: 687 pages. This book covers the years 1848 when the first newspaper (Argus) was begun, and goes through 1933. This tells about early marriages, deaths, schools, churches, and businesses.
Library of Congress card no. 90-71694
Availability: Emma Goodwin, Rt. 1 Box 10-A, Lilesville, NC 28091. $40, plus $3.50 shipping

Type Talk II of Lilesville Township, Anson County, Emma Goodwin. c. 1992.
Description: 500 pages. This book covers the years 1934-1940 (the depression years), and was taken from the newspapers. There is a sketch of the 1924 Lilesville School on the cover and has lots of school class pictures. It tells of government programs, CWA, WPA and NYA and CCC camps to help the people get through these years.
Library of Congress card no. 90-71694
Availability: Emma Goodwin, Rt. 1 Box 10-A, Lilesville, NC 28091. $40, plus $3.50 shipping.

Type Talk III of Lilesville Township, Anson County, Emma Goodwin c. 1996.
Description: 384 pages, blue cover with an outline of Anson County on front. This book covers the years 1941-1949 and gives a "word picture" of Anson County during WWII. Coverage includes activities of churches, schools, draft board, rationing board, blackouts, Red Cross, scrap metal drives and savings bond drives. Deaths include seven Lilesville soldiers-manuevers and pictures of war brides and Lilesville servicemen.
Library of Congress card no. 96-061094
Availability: Emma Goodwin, Rt. 1 Box 10-A, Lilesville, NC 28091. $40, plus $3.50 shipping.

Our heroes of World War II , by Hazel Freeman and Emma Goodwin. Charlotte, N.C. : Herb Eaton Historical Publications; Marceline, Mo. : Walsworth Pub. Co., c1993.
Description: 356 pages. Covers the years 1941-1949. Pictures of 372 soldiers from all over Anson County. We found names of training camps, when they came home of furloughs, when they went overseas, promotions, awards, and if wounded or died in action. SUBJECT: World War, 1939-1945--North Carolina--Anson County--Registers.
LIBRARY HOLDINGS: LOCATION: NCC (UNC Chapel Hill) -- CALL NUMBER: C971.4 F85o. Library of Congress Card No. 93.61235
Availability: Emma Goodwin, Rt. 1 Box 10-A, Lilesville, NC 28091. $40, plus $3.50 shipping.

The History & Genealogy of the Nances by D. Nance. Description: Allen, Lanier, and other related families included, especially families in the northwest corner of Anson County.
Availability: Can be found at Hampton B. Allen Library in Wadesboro.

Eastview Cemetery
Availability: Anson County Historical Society, 206 E. Wade Street, Wadesboro, NC 28170. $50 plus $5 shipping.

History of the Redfearn Family, Daniel Huntley Redfearn. 1954.
Availability: Higginson Book Company, 148-GH Washington St., Salem, MA 01970. $57.50 + $5 S/H.

Cemeteries of Anson County Vol. 1, Anson County Historical Society, Wadesboro, N.C. 1996.
Description: with map and index to map.
Availability: Anson County Historical Society, 206 E. Wade St., Wadesboro, NC 28170. $50 + $5 P/H. For more information contact Glenda Livingston, sparky@vnet.net, at the Historical Society.

Marie Gulledge Wiggins genealogical collection
Description: On 6 microfilm reels. Compiled by Marie Gulledge Wiggins. Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990. Microfilm of original manuscript collection loaned by Marie Gulledge Wiggins. Many Anson names!!

History of Anson County, North Carolina, 1750-1976, Mary L. Medley, Anson County Historical Society, 1976.
Description: 417 pages, illustrated, 18 leaves of plates. Includes index.
Availability: LIBRARY HOLDINGS: LOCATION: NCC Cotten -- CALL NUMBER: CC971.4 M49h STATUS: NonCirculating
Willow Bend Books, http://server.mediasoft.net/ScottC/NC.htm, 39475 Tollhouse Road, Lovettsville, VA 20180-9703. $35.00 + $4.00 S/H

Anson County, North Carolina, deed abstracts, 1749-1766, abstracts of wills & estates, 1749-1795, by Brent H. Holcomb. Genealogical Pub. Co. , Baltimore, 1980.
Description: Originally published in three volumes, Clinton, South Carolina, 1974-1975. Consolidated, repaged, and reprinted with a new index and table of contents. Since no Anson County court minutes exist except for 1771 to 1777, the returns provided here contain information on some wills and estates no longer extant. Also included is the 1763 tax list which, although incomplete, is the earliest surviving tax list for the county.
Availability: LIBRARY HOLDINGS: LOCATION: NCC (Univ. NC at Chapel Hill) -- CALL NUMBER: C971.4 H72a2
Genealogical Publishing Co. http://www.genealogical.com/1001 N. Calvert St., Baltimore MD 21202. Item #2765. $20.00 + P/H

Anson County, North Carolina : abstracts of early records, May Wilson McBee, Genealogical Pub. Co., 1978.
Availability: LIBRARY HOLDINGS: LOCATION: NCC (UNC-Chapel Hill) -- CALL NUMBER: C929 M118a1
Genealogical Publishing Co., http://www.genealogical.com/, 1001 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21202. Item #3480, ask for Clearfield Publishing--associate of Genealogical Publishing. $12.50 + $3.50 P/H

Robert Graves of Anson Co. NC and Chesterfield Co. SC Ancestors and Descendants, Kenneth V. Graves
Description: This book is about all known descendants of Robert Graves, sixth generation descendant of Capt. Thomas Graves, who arrived in Jamestown, VA in 1608. 408 pages, 1980, 6 x 9, hardcover, indexed, Availability: Kenneth V. Graves, 261 South St., Wrentham, MA 02093, kgraves239@aol.com, $26 or
Blairs' Book Service, http://www.glbco.com, 277 Crider La., Woodstock, VA 22664-9542

Anson County, Dorothy Williams Potter, c1971.
Availability: LIBRARY HOLDINGS: LOCATION: NCC (Univ. NC-Chapel Hill) -- CALL NUMBER: C971.4 P86e

Abstracts of Land Entries : Iredell Co, NC, 1789-1804, Cabarrus Co, NC, 1793-1795, Anson Co, NC, 1795-1797, by A.B. Pruitt, Rocky Mount NC, c1990.
Availability: LIBRARY HOLDINGS: LOCATION: NCC (Univ. NC at Chapel Hill) -- CALL NUMBER: C971.49 P97a

James T. Martin, Anson County, North Carolina : His Ancestors and Descendants, Ruth Martin Ratcliffe [and] John Ratcliffe, 1985. Description: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Availability: LIBRARY HOLDINGS: LOCATION: NCC (Univ. NC at Chapel Hill) -- CALL NUMBER: C929.2 M383r

Tyson Family History: Descendants of John & Susannika Tyson, Vol. 1, compiled by Tyson Genealogy Network, 209 Southcross, Georgetown, TX 78628-3026. Copyright 1996; 100 pages; Maps; Color plates. Description: Starts with John Tyson and includes children of Jehu Tyson and Mildred Moye of Anson County. Only 100 copies printed.
(Thomas Wayne Biddy web3943@charweb.org would be happy to search for a name.)

Ansonville Township, Yesterday and Today. Ansonville Fire Dept and Rescue Squad, 1988.
Description: 160 pages. Many family and school photos. LIB of CONGRESS 88-71533
Availability: Ansonville Fire Dept and Rescue Squad, Attn: Albert Ballard, PO Box 327 , Ansonville, NC 28007.

Some genealogical notes on the Preslar/Presley family of Anson Co., N.C., Edwin C. Dunn, Albuquerque NM, 1985
Description: Library of Congress CALL NUMBER: CS71.P9355

Thomas Huntley, Sr. of Anson County, North Carolina : his descendants in the Carolinas and elsewhere, Virgil W. Huntley, Mystic CN, c1988
Description:LC CALL NUMBER: CS71 .H953

The Moore families of Anson and Union Counties, North Carolina, 1750-1986, Nancy Jane Moore Austin, Charlotte NC, 1988
Description: Maroon hardbook book with gold letters
Availability: Library of Congress Call Number CS271.M82
Jane Austin, Rt. 1 Box 114, Peachland, NC 28133. $26.75 plus $2 shipping.

Price families on Richardson Creek, Union/Anson Co. N.C., Margaret Hall Mask, Wilmington DE, 1985
Availability: LC CALL NUMBER: CS71.P946 1985b

The Braswell family, Irene Braswell Kiker, c.1985
Description: 176 pages. Availability: LIBRARY HOLDINGS: Location: Univ. NC at Chapel Hill, Call Number: C929.2 B823b. Library of Congress Call Number CS71.B8235 1985
or from W. Wayne Braswell 237 Ridge Rd., Hopkins, SC 29061. $12.00, includes shipping

The Briggs families of Old Anson, Old Rowan, and Davidson Counties, North Carolina and Brown County, Illinois, Harold G. Barker, 1985
LC CALL NUMBER: CS71.B854 1985

The Boggan family : Patrick, Benjamin, James, and their sister Jane, including pertinent facts of North Carolina history, Frances Henrietta Bingham Krechel, 1975
LC CALL NUMBER: CS71.B6758 1975

The Allens of Cribbs Creek in Burnsville Township, Anson County, North Carolina and related families, Reva Nance Carpenter, 1979
LC CALL NUMBER: CS71.A43 1979

Early North Carolina Pool clan of Bladen, Anson, Rowan & Davidson Counties : eleven generations of Edward Pool and his descendants from the early 1700's to the present 1983, William Lee Poole, 1983
LC CALL NUMBER: CS71.P821 1983
Availability: William L. Poole, 4550 Sardis Church Rd., Macon, GA 31206. $20.00, includes P/H

Leonard Higdon of Anson County and his descendents., Jo Ann Smith, Raleigh, NC (P.O. Box 30093, Raleigh 27622) : Business Services Unlimited, 1982. 66] p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
LC CALL NUMBER for book: CS71.H6366 1982a
Availability: Jo Ann Smith, 919-782-6102. $13.50 plus $1.50 postage. Jo Ann has also been the newsletter editor for the Higdon family assn for 20 years and also has these available. The newsletters are .50 each. These newsletters are also held in the vertical files of the State Genealogical Library in NC.

George & Tilman Helms, pioneers of Anson & Mecklenburg counties, N.C. : history & genealogy of the Helms family, five generations, Sara M. Myers, 1981
LC CALL NUMBER: CS71.H479 1981

Tilman, George, and Jonathan Helms, brothers, 1720-1881 : History and Genealogy of the Helms family, Gerald C. Helms. Matthews, N.C. Availability: Gerald Helms GHelms@aol.com. $30.00, including postage

The McLendons of Anson County, Rosalind McLendon Redfearn
LIBRARY HOLDINGS: LOCATION: NCC UNC at Chapel Hill -- CALL NUMBER: C929.2 M164r

A history of Hopewell United Methodist Church of Burnsville Township in Anson County, North Carolina, Edna Tarlton Griggs; with additional material gathered by Randy Harvey Tarlton. 1992.
LIBRARY HOLDINGS: LOCATION: NCC UNC at Chapel Hill -- CALL NUMBER: C287.09 A62h

Olivet Church, 1843
LIBRARY HOLDINGS: LOCATION: NCC UNC at Chapel Hill -- CALL NUMBER: Cp287.09 A62o

My McGee and Joyner Families : Pioneers, Patriots, and Preachers, Helen Bowling McKnight, c1983.
LIBRARY HOLDINGS: LOCATION: NCC -- CALL NUMBER: C929.2 M1452m

Papers, 1750-1834, James Graham
Description: (manuscript) Land grants, deeds, indentures, etc., pertaining to lands in the Catawba River Valley of Iredell and Anson counties, NC, and York County, SC, once owned by Robert Leeper and later by A.J. Worke, and acquired by James Graham in 1828.
LIBRARY HOLDINGS: LOCATION: Manuscripts Dept SHC at UNC at Chapel Hill -- CALL NUMBER: 2024

Sneedsborough, circa 1790-1835, Anson County Historical Society, 1985. LIBRARY HOLDINGS: LOCATION: NCC UNC at Chapel Hill -- CALL NUMBER: Cp971.4 S67a

Union forces in Anson County under the command of General William Sherman : March, 1865, Anson County Historical Society.
LIBRARY HOLDINGS: LOCATION: NCC Univ. NC at Chapel Hill -- CALL NUMBER: Cp970.73 U575a

Anson County North Carolina Abstract of Wills 1750-1880, compiled by Reva Nance Carpenter.
Description: Includes a brief history of the early settlers of North Carolina
HOLDINGS AT OTHER LIBRARIES: LOCATION: Perkins Quarto at Duke University -- CALL NUMBER: 929.3756753 C296, A622, 1976

Tax lists, 1903-1906 [manuscript]
Description: Volumes list taxpayers alphabetically with black and white accounts differentiated, amounts owed and amounts paid recorded, and county, state, school, and road taxes entered in separate columns.
HOLDINGS AT OTHER LIBRARIES: LOCATION: Special Collections Library at Duke Univ. -- CALL NUMBER: L:6763-6766

: Arnold and Cooley Ledger, 1854-1855
Description: Merchant's account book from Wadesboro, Anson County.
HOLDINGS AT OTHER LIBRARIES: LOCATION: Special Collections Library at Duke Univ. -- CALL NUMBER: F:5111

Papers, 1807-1923 [?], Armesbury D. Liles.
Description: 256 items. Resident of Anson County, N.C. Chiefly business papers, but also includes three court records from the Civil War, and two sworn statements upholding the emancipation of slaves dated September, 1865. NOTES: Unprocessed collection. Cataloged from accession record.
HOLDINGS AT OTHER LIBRARIES: LOCATION: Special Collections Library at Duke

North Carolina bastardy bonds, Betty J. Camin, Mt. Airy, NC, 1990.
Includes Anson County.
Availability: LC CALL NUMBER: F253 .C32 1990
Betty J. and Edwin A. Camin, 1904 North Main Street, Mount Airy NC 27030. $30 plus $2.50 S/H

North Carolina taxpayers, Clarence E. Ratcliff, Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore.
Includes Anson County.
LC CALL NUMBER: F253 .R37 1984 4760.
Availability: Genealogical Publishing Co. http://www.genealogical.com/, 1001 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21202. Item #4760 is the volume containing Anson Co. information, available for $20. Ask for availability of full 2-volume set.

Braswell Branches Newsletter for all Braswell family researchers. Queries are free and unlimited in length. A large branch of Braswells migrated to Anson County. Contact NonaW@aol.com $15/year. PO Box 3793, Santa Cruz, CA 95063

THE SHELBY EXCHANGE newsletter. Contains any data on SHELBY and related families. Seeking/sharing data on the SHELBYs of Anson Co NC- From the time the county was formed to the present. Queries are free and all related data welcomed. A sample copy (24pp) is available for cost of postage & handling-$1.00. Mrs Judith A Trolinger hoberta@hilconet.com , THE SHELBY EXCHANGE, Hunt Star RT Box 234, Ingram, TX 78025
Subcription to the newsletter is $12.50 per yr-Starting Jan 1997, there are 24 pages per issue (4) and published quarterly."

Abstracts Of Notices found in the North Carolina Argus, 1848-1858, Steve Bailey
Description: Death and marriage notices, court records, miscellaneous records regarding Anson County citizens from 1848-1858. 75 pages.
Availability: Steve Bailey, 300 Moores Lake Road, Wadesboro, NC 28170. $25
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