By: Jerome & David Spence, Pub. 1900, Reprinted 2015, 532 pages, Index, ISBN #0-89308-242-2.
This book is a narrative (family & otherwise) taken from the inhabitants living at the time of publication. The time period generally covers just prior to the Revolutionary War and continues up to about 1899. The people who settled came from Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia primarily, a few from Maryland with a smattering from overseas of New England. Land records are remarkable in that neighbors are listed and location of property with explanation as to location. Births & deaths plus places of burial are recorded; complete families are given, in many instances several generations. Many include place of birth of eldest. Marriages including places are include. A must for anyone with roots in North Carolina or Virginia who needs a missing link between the East and West. Some of the prominent names are Petty, Epperson, Sheegog, Robertson, Easley, Jones, Bates, Cotham. Many Creek Indians are named as well as slaves and freed slaves.