Buncombe County, North Carolina

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Buncombe County Beginnings
The county was formed in 1791 from parts of Burke and Rutherford counties and was named for Edward Buncombe, a colonel in the American Revolutionary War, who was captured at the Battle of Germantown. Originally the county extended to the Tennessee line. The county seat was named Morristown in 1793 and was established on a plateau where two old indian trails crossed. In 1797, Morristown was incorporated and renamed "Asheville" after North Carolina Governor Samuel Ashe.

In 1808 the western part of Buncombe County became Haywood County.
In 1833 parts of Burke County and Buncombe County were combined to form Yancey County.
In 1838 the southern part of what was left of Buncombe County became Henderson County
In 1851 parts of Buncombe County and Yancey County were combined to form Madison County.
[source: wikipedia]

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Website Updates: August 2016

Asheville City Directory 1908 - 15 more pages transcribed - Surnames Moore to Ownbey
(Includes name, occupation, home address, phone number and wife's first name. Widows include the given name (or initials) of the deceased husband.)

Cemetery Adds:
Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery: John A Lyerly
Cane Creek Cemetery: Thomas Brevard; Zebulon P Brevard; Zebulon Vance Brevard; Naomi Merrill; Emory M Mitchell
Ebenezer Cemetery (colored): Survey from 1939
Green Hills Cemetery: Harry Clay
Hughey Cemetery: James Hughey; Joseph Hughey
Mountain View Memorial Park: Lawrence Brown
Riverside Cemetery: Infant Adams; Mable Foister; Joseph Guillet; Thomas F Hunter; Albert Jarvis; Reuben Lee; Capt James Lipe; John Palmer; John Robert Rich; Bertha M Hughes Weaver; Infant Son Weaver
Tabernacle United Methodist: Charlotte Walker; Emma Walker

Death Records:
Charles N Vance

History Topics:
Office of Sheriff 1792 - present

Newspaper Gleanings:
Court News: Letter of Administration for William R Trout
Politics: Election results for 1860
Real Estate: Lots in Skyland

Marriage: Corn/Brown

Obits: Fannie Anderson; McIver Bostic; W H Jarvis; John Morrison; Charles Vance;

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