Cabarrus County Genealogy
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The county was formed in 1792 from Mecklenburg County. It was named after Stephen Cabarrus of Chowan County, speaker of the North Carolina House of Commons.
Gold was first discovered here by Conrad Reed in an unincorporated part of southeast Cabarrus county. Conrad Reed was the son of a Hessian Soldier brought over by British troops to fight in the Revolution. His father deserted and found a farm which later became the gold mine known as Reed’s Gold Mine.
Cabarrus County includes the following townships: 1 (Central Cabarrus), 2 (Harrisburg), 3 (Concord), 4 (Poplar Tent) 5 (Odell), 6 (Kannapolis), 7 (New Gilead), 8 (Rimertown), 9 (Gold Hill), 10 (Mount Pleasant), 11 (Georgeville), and 12 (Midland)
The county is home to Lowe’s Motor Speedway, which hosts three NASCAR events a year (the NASCAR All-Star Challenge, the Coca-Cola 600, and the Bank of America 500). The county is also home to several race shops, including Hendrick Motorsports (home to drivers Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, and Dale Earnhardt Jr) and Roush Fenway Racing (home to Matt Kenseth). Ken Schrader and Darrell Waltrip also have a racing shops in Cabarrus County.
The state’s largest tourist attraction, Concord Mills Mall, is located in Cabarrus County.
The county is home to Reed Gold Mine, site of the first gold discovery in the United States in 1799.
The County seat of Cabarrus County is Concord. The county name has been mis-spelled Cabarras county by some.
Historic Cabarrus, Inc.
PO Box 966
Concord, North Carolina 28026
Cabarrus Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 2981
Concord, NC 28025-2981
Cabarrus County Courthouse
PO Box 707
Concord, NC 28026
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1st wife Ann Barbarrah Harris, children Nancy Miller died young, Caroline Miller wed Aaron Ridenhour and removed to Illinois.
2nd wife, Mrs. Emelia “Milly” Fisher Sossaman, children Samuel D. Miller (fate unknown), Frederick Haro Miller to the Republic of Texas, Alexander Monroe “Sandy” Miller, to Rowan Co., thence Illinois, and John Cyrus Miller, 1811-1893, wed Sophia Propst, to Rowan Co. Cyrus wed next, Pleasant Redwine’s widow, Mrs. Mary Ann Barringer Redwine who divorced him for adultry with his child cook, Louis “Lou” Nash by whom he had three sons. Last wife Mary Ann C. Swicegood, his nurse, to whom he gave a farm in consideration of marriage and care in his old age.
looking for information on esau/esaw bradshaw born 1845 dies 1915 in concord nc area. has son name lester, frank, thomas, arthur bradshaw…granddaughter named fannie bradshaw hemphill hicklen. fannies mother’s name was VINIE BRADSHAW MCCLURE MARRIED TO SAM MCCLURE. Vinie was single when she had fannie by jesse koontz. lester was my grandfather and he passed b4 i came on the scene i am working on piecing the puzzle together…my granny was ida nelson bradshaw from south carolina. her father was george nelson and wife was annie archie nelson…george nelson’s mother was amanda nelson and amanda mother was margaret anderson all of chester, langford south carolina. lizzie bradshaw is esaw and myra daughter and lizzie had edward bradshaw unwed and edward expired in florida–i didn’t know him… fannie has some children that moved to detroit michigan. i know some of my dad’s brothers children 1st cousins.
well this is an amazing roller coaster ride. thank
Francis Vanderburg married Christina Lyendecker 25 November 1795. He is the first of this family that we have found. There are still descendants living in Cabarrus County. Families that married into this
I have 4,777 individuals in my Vanderburg database comprising 1,639 families and always looking for more cousins.
Cities and towns of Cabarrus County:
Concord (County Seat)
Stonewall Jackson Training School Historic District
News related to Cabarrus County, NC
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Lane and ramp closures on I-85 in Cabarrus County start Sunday
N.C. Department of Transportation will be intermittently closing lanes and ramps on Interstate 85 at N.C. 73 in Cabarrus County beginning Sunday night, weather permitting. Officials said in order to keep motorists and workers safe during the demolition …
Cabarrus County farmer baffled by his peaches' sweetness
David Goforth, a longtime N.C. extensions agent and Cabarrus County resident, maintains his orchard of peach trees on his 70-acre farm in rural Cabarrus. His annual harvest will be available the first Saturday in July at the Piedmont Farmers Market.
Cabarrus County Schools expand STEM offerings
But Van Heukelum insists that the Cabarrus County Schools system is a leader in North Carolina when it comes to advocating and implementing STEM programs. The Cabarrus district helped develop the state's STEM rubric, a system that helps schools …
Police searching for second suspect after crime spree
Then, the Stanly County Sheriff's Office said they assisted on a call for a home invasion and assault in the Midland area of Cabarrus County around 3 a.m. Wednesday. Officers searched for the suspects with the assistance of a K9 unit, but no suspects …
Chase goes through Cabarrus, Stanly and Anson counties
Home invasion leads to chase, shoot out
Stanly County law enforcement captures 1 suspect, 1 remains at-large
Sheriff's Office looking for wanted sex offender
James Brian Webb, 43, of Concord, is wanted by the Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office as well as the NC Dept of Public Safety, Office of Adult Corrections for felony sex offenses and violations of probation. Webb was last seen at his residence in Concord …
Bruton Smith Charlotte Bank of America 500 move race Vegas – WBTV 3 News …
The Charlotte Motor Speedway is based in Concord, North Carolina. Smith has been involved in legal fights with Cabarrus County for years over money he is owed. In fact, in 2009 Smith filed a lawsuit against the city and county seeking millions of …
Bruton Smith blasts Cabarrus politicians, taxes
Gerry Broome / AP Photo
Bruton Smith considering moving fall Charlotte race to Las Vegas
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