History of Surry County, or Annals of Northwest North CarolinaBook - 2005
Surry County was formed from Rowan County in 1771. At the time of its creation it was surrounded by Iredell, Rowan, Stokes, Wilkes Counties, N.C. and Henry County VA. to the North. This book is not too different from other history books of it kind and era. The time frame of this book concentrates on the Colonial & Revolutionary era. With such topics as frontier life. Indians, tade & transportation, labor, farming, politics, education, newspapers, and religon - all important in the development of the county - all carefully discussed. This type of book can help one develop ideas or pathways to those missing ancestors by showing the customs and traditions of local residents. The author has also included numerious lists: muster rolls of soldiers who served in the War of 1812, the detached Militia organization of 1814, petioners in Surry County of 1840 Revolutionary or Military services. Pensions issued to Surry in 1833 for services in War of 1812, Mexican War veterans, numerious Civil War Companies including commissioned & non-commissioned officers and privates, and Veteran of the Spanish-American War and WWI.
Publisher: Greenville, S.C. : Reprinted by Southern Historical Press, 2005.
Branch Call Number: Gen 975.556 Hol
Characteristics: 310 p. : ills., map ; 23 cm.