Mecklenburg County


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Mecklenburg is the most populated county in North Carolina.   The county seat and largest city is Charlotte.  Other towns and communities include: Caldwell, Cornelius, Davidson, Hopewell, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill, Pineville, Stallings and Weddington.  Mecklenburg is bordered by Cabarrus CountyCatawba CountyGaston CountyIredell CountyLancaster County, SCLincoln CountyUnion County; and York County, SC.


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  • Biographical Sketches: Armistead Burwell, Dr. D. T. Caldwell, Joseph Pearson Caldwell, John Price Carr, John Randolph Erwin, Cornelia Berry Fore, Mary Brevard Alexander Howell, Rev. Humphrey Hunter, William J. Hutchison, William Maxwell, Edward Chauncey Register, James Monroe Sims, Burton-Hoyle Smith, N. Wilson Wallace, Albert Miller Whisnant, J. Frank Wilkes
  • Church Histories: St. Peter's Episcopal Church - 1834-1845 Communicant Membership, Tryon Street Baptist Church - 1855-1903 Ministers
  • Citizenship Records: 1927 Alien Registrations - partial list
  • Government Officials: 1838-1898 Sheriffs, 1763-1898 Register of Deeds
  • Newspaper Articles: Obituaries & Death Notices - Mrs. Maggie M. Ardrey, Mrs. Elizabeth S. Arms, Capt. Thomas Black, Mrs. Isabella Blythe, Patrick Boyd, Hannah Eliza Brown, Peter M. Brown, Mrs. Elizabeth Caldwell, Maj. John H. Caldwell, Julius Carlisle, Mrs. Abigal Christenbury, Mrs. Mary A. Doby, John Duck, Mary Elliott, James A. Ervin, Walter Gordon Gaither, Mrs. Margaret Griffith, John Williams Hawkins, James Hennegan, William Rufus Huneycutt, Hugh Franklin Icehower, Capt. Samuel L. Kerr, Mrs. Mattie J. McCord, Milton Osborne, Robert W. Parks, I. J. Price, Mrs. Harriet R. Sloan, Samuel Taylor, Nicholas Tredinick, Thomas Williams, Morris Wilson, Steven Wilson, Mrs. Margaret Wynens
  • School Histories: Charlotte High School - 1915 Faculty & Senior Class

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