7 Aug 2017: Corrected an error in the account of the Childers family's departures from Couches Creek: they went to
Greenville, SC, rather than to Gastonia, NC.

25 Jul 2017: Updated
Joseph Childers' portrait photo, using one found at the Childers reunion last Saturday, July 22.

1 Sep 2015: Added page for the family of
Patrick Hare and Lillian Morgan Hare.

15 Aug 2015: Added page for
Mary Jo Childers Harris.

20 Feb 2015: Added page for
Paul Edward Clark.

19 Feb 2015: Added page for
J. Damon Clark.

20 May 2014: Revised two pages based on communication with Wilson descendant Stuart Wilson.
                    
WilsonCraig & WilsonMetcalf
                    

30 Mar 2014: Added page for Prof. John A. McLeod's young life at Furman University. Thanks to C. Michael McLeod for
sending this material.

23 Dec 2013: Page for the family of
Paul Childers with Sadie Simplot.

22 Dec 2013: Updated the page for the
families of Rubin Childers to show his first marriage to Maude Hayes.

24 Feb 2013: Added
Grandma Bertha Lambert Childers's signature to her page and posted Couches Creek land sale
documents. Special thanks to Don Casada for providing copies of the land sale documents including her signature.

9 Jan 2013: Page for the family of
Victor Boyd Howie with Ora Smith.

25 Sep 2012: Posted photo of
Jasper Marion Green to the page for his family with Sarah Emeline Childers. Thanks to
Ginger Lemmon for providing both of the great portrait photos.

4 Aug 2012: Page for
William Eugene Kelly, 2 Nov 1936 - 30 Jul 2012.

18 Jul 2012 Page for the family of
Benjamin Richard Watts and Sarah Elizabeth Guthrie.

4 Jul 2012
Personal accounts of the NC 16th Infantry Regiment by two participants, with details of the unit's activities   
during the course of the war. Brothers Elijah and Nimrod Childers were in the 16th.

22 Apr 2012 Page for
Herbert Doyle Howie, Jr (1944 - 2012)

2 Feb 2012 Pages for
Wilfred Filmore Black (1927 - 2007). Thanks to his daughter Janice Black Trivette for her
generous assistance with information and photographs.

20 Jan 2012 Page for
the family of William Montreville Black (b. 1895) and Mamie Watts. Special thanks to  
grand-daughter Janice Black for providing many wonderful photos for all these recent Black family pages.

16 Jan 2012 Page for the families of
Montreville Black with sisters Susanna Edmonds and Mary Jane Edmonds.
Updates to the page for
Cornelius Pitzer Black and Mary Elizabeth Garrison, including a family photo.

9 Dec 2011 Pages for brothers
Roy Hamilton Childers and Paul Humphrey Childers, who crafted wood furniture
in                         Cashiers, NC, for several decades in the mid 1900's.

6 Dec 2011 Added Victor Boyd Howie (1889 - 1960) to the page for the family of
William Harvey Howie and Minnie Mitchell Pittman Howie.

30 Nov 2011 Some wonderful photos, found at FindaGrave.com and Ancestry.com, added to these pages:
William H. Howie and Minnie Mitchell Pittman Howie (for some, click the name links);
Chorum M. Howie and Flonnie J. Burnett, Chorum M. Howie (a new page);

12 Nov 2011 Corrected photos for brothers
Nimrod (new photo) and Jasper Allen Childers (which I had reversed).
Thanks to Kevin James Heath Childers for discovering and reporting the error and providing the fine photo of Nimrod.

2 Sep 2011 Page for
Jamie Leah Shephard Ball, who died July 30.

20 Aug 2011 Page for the family of
Cordelia P. Shepherd with Stephen D. Adams.
Page for the family of
Teresa Shepherd with John Daniel Reynolds.
Pages for
John Daniel Reynolds and their son Carl Vernon Reynolds. Both were prominent Asheville
physicians, and Carl V. Reynolds is said to have built the mansion which is now the Albermarle Inn
Bed and Breakfast in the Grove Park neigborhood, and then later the first house in Biltmore Forest.

17 Aug 2011 Page for the family of
Julia Ann Shepherd with Erwin Sluder. They built the house which later became
childhood home of author Thomas Wolfe, on Spruce Street in Asheville, and is now the Thomas Wolfe Memorial.
Page for
Erwin Sluder, prominent Asheville banker.

16 Aug 2011 Page for the family of
Jane Amanda Shepherd with Dr. Isaac Mitchell Broyles, including a fine group
photo                    of the family at the time of their golden anniversary celebration (1894?)

29 July 2011 Page for the family of
Burgin Metcalf and Myrtle Edwards Metcalf;
Page for the
Metcalf family home on Crooked Creek, in Madison County, NC. Thanks to Sharon Emory
Pelkey for providing the photos and information.

28 July 2011 Page for
Rubena Childers (Silver), who died July 1.

3 Jun 2011 Page for the family of
George B. Spivey and Savannah Maney (including a very good photo, thanks to Donald
O. Worley).

28 May 2011 Page for the family of
William Nelson Maney (1854 - 1926) and Marilda Spivey.

25 May 2011 Pages for the families of
James Maney (1802 - 1876) and Barbara Barrett
and James Maney Jr (1828 - 1897) and Elizabeth Owenby.

20 May 2011 Page for
Taylor D. Shepherd, who died 27 April.

3 Apr 2011 Updates to the page for the family of
Chung-Heung Ra and Myung-Duk Hwang.
Page for
Kyung-Hwan Ra (1830 - 1906)

23 Mar 2011 Page for the family of
Joseph Guilliams and Mary Catherine Ogle;
Page for the family of
William Guilliams and Martha Lindsey;
Update to the page for
Rubin Childers and Martha Guilliams, showing her second marriage to William
Thomas Moore.

20 Mar 2011 Page for the families of
Nancy Ellen Green with Bruce R. Hughes and D. Benjamin Franklin. Thanks to
Linda White Ward for special assistance with this page.

12 Mar 2011 Pages for
Thomas Erwin Shepherd (b. 1847) and his family with Eliza Maney.

5 Mar 2011 Page for the family of
Mitchell Gaither Shepherd and Jane E. Horton.

4 Mar 2011 Pages for the families of
Ephraim Mannon Shepherd, Frances Blankenship, and Jonathan Banks
and the families of Israel Jackson Shepherd with Cecilia Wilson and Luciller Roberts.

14 Feb 2011 Page for
Julius William Childers (1920 - 1946), who died in World War II.

10 Feb 2011
John Wesley Shepherd's signature (from a 1908 deed) added to his page. Thanks to Phena Shepherd  
Howie for providing the deed.
Page for the marriages of
William Horton Baker to Louisa Green and Eliza Childers.
Page for William Horton Baker, soldier in the Civil War.

9 Feb 2011 Page for the family of
James Green and Mahala Frankum.

5 Feb 2011 Page for the family of
John H. Gentry and Sarah Ball.

4 Feb 2011 Page for the family of
James A. Evans and Laura E. Gentry.

1 Feb 2011 Pages for
Calvin Allman and Dorothy Allman Lowman;
Updates to the family page for
Murray Allman and Pearl Chambers;
Page for the family of James R. Jones and Mary C. Hart.

30 Jan 2011 Page for the family of
James R. Jones and Mary C. Hart.

27 Jan 2011 Page for Eddie "Joe" Burnette, who died 25 Dec 2010.

17 Jan 2011 Page for the family of
John Stiles and Sarah [Huntress or McCourt]; (presenting a case for them as the  
parents of Julia Stiles Hibbard);
Page for
John Stiles, soldier in the Revolutionary War.

12 Jan 2011 Revised
page for the family of Nancy Lovada Childers, and the families of Casper Calloway Martin.
Page for Nancy's daughter
Roda Magdalene Childers and family with George Gaston Griffin.
Page for
Casper Calloway Martin.
Page for the family of
Harrell Martin and Nancy Hurst.

8 Jan 2011 Page for the family of
James Dowdle and Sarah Green, who resided in the Oconalufty area near the
Thomas Clingman Childers, Jr. family. Note a reference by
Francis David Childers to the Dowdles on
Mingus Creek around 1900.

7 Jan 2011 Page for the family of
Marion Green and Sarah Emeline Childers (1850 - 1917).
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