New additions to the collections of the Government and Heritage Library:
Western North Carolina’s Revolutionary War Patriot Soldiers – A Collection of their Records, by Marshall Styles. This 20 volume collection presents very clear pictures of original documents (pension files, service records, regimental rosters), tombstones, some maps, and other pictures pertinent to each soldier’s genealogy. Also included are family group sheets and chronologies. Each volume examines is written about one of the following people: John Allen, Phillip Brittain, William Brittain, william Graff, Jr., Nathan Horton, Zephaniah Horton, James Jennings, John Lanning, John Massey, Benjamin Merrell, John Merrell, Jesse Mills, Samual Murray, Blake Piercy, Joseph Pitman, Thomas Pitman, Bradley Powers, William Lewis Queen, John Shope, John Siles.
The History of New Found Gap Cemetery and Those Buried There, by Gregory Brookshire. At the boundary of Buncombe and Haywood Counties, nearly everyone buried in the New Found Gap Cemetery from the 1800′s to the early 1900′s were tied to the Whitted and Brookshire families.
At a Glance: Revolutionary War Genealogy Research, by Craig Scott. This quick guide includes tips on finding a Revolutionary War soldier, major and supplementary sources for records, and online resources.
Genealogy materials are available for researchers on-site at the Government and Heritage Library or may be borrowed through an interlibrary loan request at your local public library. To view other new library acquisitions, click here.