Haywood County, North Carolina Deeds, 1808-1838, Abstracts of.
By: Bill Eddleman, Pub. 2005, 282 pages, Hard Cover, Index, ISBN #0-89308-807-2.
Haywood County was created in 1808 from Buncombe County, N.C. It was a important migration path for early settlers moving into Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina. Deeds are GREAT source for genealogical research due to the many and varied family members that are mentioned. Not only will the reader find the deed transaction itself, but often times such things as: marriages, relinquishment of dower, divisions of family farms among heirs, remarriages of widows are just a few of the matters you can anticipate finding within records of deeds. Another very special note, the author has included a slave index to help those persons researching their African-American lines. This book should make a GREAT EDITION to everyone’s Library who have family in Western North Carolina.