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A History of Catawaba County, North Carolina
By: Charles Preslar, Pub. 1954, Reprinted 2020, 556 pages, Index, ISBN #0-89308-282-1. Catawba County was created from Lincoln County in the 1842. It sits in the western portion of the state. The Catawba River Valley was first settled by Germans and Scotch-Irish settlers who came to this area in the mid-1700’s. This book is not too different from other county history books of this era. With such topics as trade and transportation, labor, farming, politics, and race relations - all important in the development of the county - are carefully discussed. This type of county history book can help one develop ideas or paths to those missing ancestors by showing the customs and traditions of the local residents.
Dodson (Dotson) Family of North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co., VA. The.: A History and Genealogy of their Descendants. ( Vol. #2 )