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Caldwell County Genealogy

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The county was formed in 1841 from parts of Burke County and Wilkes County. It was named for Joseph Caldwell, presiding professor (1796-1797, 1799-1804) and the first president (1804-1812, 1816-1835) of the University of North Carolina.

A series of reductions in the county’s territory followed. In 1847 parts of Caldwell County, Iredell County, and Wilkes County were combined to form Alexander County. In 1849 parts of Caldwell County, Ashe County, Wilkes County, and Yancey County were combined to form Watauga County. In 1861, parts of Caldwell County, Burke County, McDowell County, Watauga County, and Yancey County were combined to form Mitchell County. Finally, in 1911 parts of Caldwell County, Mitchell County, and Watauga County were combined to form Avery County. Source Wikipedia

Caldwell County NCGenweb Site

Caldwell County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 2476
Lenior, NC 28645-2476

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Caldwell County Courthouse
PO Box 2200
County Courthouse
Lenoir, NC 28645

Census

1850 Federal Census Index

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Caldwell County

Cemetery Transcriptions – link opens to directory listing of text files with about 7 cemeteries listed.

Query Forums

Caldwell County, NC Query Forum

Latest North Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Caldwell County from the Forum:

North Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Caldwell County NC Genealogy Queries – Recent Topics

jhartley on “Hartleys/Curds”

Looking for anyone with info rgarding the Hartleys / Curds o Lenoir NC. Grandmother was Margrette Lucile Harltey her mother was Marilyn Pauline. Looking for robe/tribe numbers to talk to someone in Cheroee NC. Also need ifo if the Hartley Cemetary is still there and being kept up. We did not take the trail of tears, we stayed behind. Need help. Please.
Thanks
Jody Hartley




FLANATIVE on “Caldwell County Cemetery MAPLE GROVE”

Can anyone provide any info, present name, location, etc of a cemetery named MAPLE GROVE CEMETERY in the early 1900′s. Unknown if Caldwell or Watuga County.




FLANATIVE on “Surname “RICH” in Caldwell County area”

I am conducting a family tree/genealogy research and find that a large number of my direct ancestors migrated to, lived, married and died in Caldwell County from the very early 1800′s and in fact many still reside in Caldwell county and general vicinity.

If anyone has any documents and/or any photographs on the surname “RICH” and/or how to possibly locate any family history on my ancestors both living and deceased in the area.

I am also intrested in locating any cemeteries and/or gravesites that ancestors were buried in.

I note there is a Rich family Cemetery in the county; however, there are no records I can find on any burials in this cemetery.

Does anyone have any history on the “RICH” family, and are there any other organizations or individuals who I might contact for assistance?

I thank you in advance for any guidance you have.

Sincerely;

Donald E. Rich




Beamisskitty@wmconnect.com on “Ancestors”

I am looking for anything on James Asa Adams. He was born around 1839 in Alamance County but he died in Lower Creek Caldwell after 1890. His wife was Jennie Cook and his son was (Edward) Chesley Adams. Beamisskitty@wmconnect.com




Beamisskitty@wmconnect.com on “Ancestors”

I am looking for anything on James Asa Adams. He was born around 1839 in Alamance County but he died in Lower Creek Caldwell after 1890. His wife was Jennie Cook and his son was (Edward) Chesley Adams.


Caldwell County, NC at Genforum

Cities and towns of Caldwell County:

Baton
Brown Mountain Beach
Buffalo Cove
Cedar Valley
Collettsville
Draco
Dudley Shoals
Edgemont
Finley
Gamewell
Globe
Grace Chapel
Gragg
Granite Falls
Happy Valley
Hartland
Hudson
Joyceton
Kings Creek
Laytown
Lenoir (County Seat)
Mortimer
Mount Herman
Olivette
Patterson
Rhodhiss
Setzer Gap
Upton
Valmead
Warrior
Whitnel
Yadkin Valley

News related to Caldwell County, NC

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Massive fire at the old Shuford Mills in Caldwell County – FOX 46 Charlotte


FOX 46 Charlotte
Massive fire at the old Shuford Mills in Caldwell County
FOX 46 Charlotte
GRANITE FALLS, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) – A huge fire has engulfed the old Shuford Mills in Caldwell County. Firefighters are expected to be battling the flames overnight. Several fire units have been called in as crews work to put out the blaze that broke out …
Huge fire breaks out at former mill in Granite Falls | Charlotte ObserverCharlotte Observer
Massive fire engulfs mill in Granite Falls | WCNC.comWCNC
WHKY-TV & WHKY Talk Radio – Fire Burns At Old Southern …WHKY
Hickory Daily Record -WBTV -Caldwell Journal
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Man charged with slashing tires of 47 Caldwell County-owned and personal vehicles – WSOC Charlotte


WSOC Charlotte
Man charged with slashing tires of 47 Caldwell County-owned and personal vehicles
WSOC Charlotte
CALDWELL COUNTY, N.C. – A Lenoir man was charged with slashing the tires of 47 county-owned and personal vehicles parked at the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office and Health & Human Services Building in Lenoir late Sunday and early Monday morning.
Man charged with slashing tires of 47 vehicles parked on government propertyWCNC
Man charged with slashing tires on forty-seven vehicles at Caldwell County Government propertiesCaldwell Journal
Man charged with slashing tires of 47 vehicles in Caldwell Co parking lotsFOX 46 Charlotte

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Two arrested in Caldwell County with nearly 100 grams of meth – FOX 46 Charlotte


FOX 46 Charlotte
Two arrested in Caldwell County with nearly 100 grams of meth
FOX 46 Charlotte
CALDWELL COUNTY, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) – Two people were arrested in Caldwell County after deputies found them with nearly 100 grams of meth in a car. Anthony Wayne Brown, 33 and Sabrina Michelle Brown, 39 have been charged with trafficking …

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Mother accused of murder in death of 1-year-old son to face judge – WSOC Charlotte


WNCN
Mother accused of murder in death of 1-year-old son to face judge
WSOC Charlotte
CALDWELL COUNTY, N.C. – A 25-year-old Caldwell County woman is due in court Thursday after investigators said she killed her 1-year-old son. Heather Brewer is charged with second-degree murder. Investigators received a report of abuse with physical …
Caldwell County mom charged with murder of 1-year-old sonFOX 46 Charlotte
NC mom charged in death of infant sonWNCN
Caldwell Co. mom charged with murder in the death of her 1-year-old sonWCNC
WHKY
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Caldwell County Sheriff’s Department arrests two on Meth Charges – Caldwell Journal


Caldwell Journal
Caldwell County Sheriff's Department arrests two on Meth Charges
Caldwell Journal
LENOIR, NC (July 20, 2017)…Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers have arrested Anthony Wayne Brown, age 33, of 1158 Wagon Wheel Rd, Hickory and Sabrina Michelle Brown, age 39 of 4314 Grace Church Rd, Newton, and charged them with one count each …

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Sheriff: Caldwell Co. man shot, killed wife before hanging himself – WCNC


WCNC
Sheriff: Caldwell Co. man shot, killed wife before hanging himself
WCNC
ALEXANDER COUNTY, N.C. – Deputies in Alexander County say a man shot and killed his wife and father-in-law before hanging himself in Caldwell County over the weekend. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 911 dispatchers received a …
Details Released In Murder-Suicide Case In Alexander And Caldwell CountiesWHKY
Alexander County woman killed, suspect found deadHickory Daily Record

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