Mecklenburg Signers and their Neighbors
By: Worth S. Ray, Pub. 1946, reprinted 2022, 250 pages, Index, ISBN #978-1-63914-053-4. Mecklenburg county was formed in 1763 from Anson County and in turn Tryon County was formed from Mecklenburg in 1769. This book is about the persons who settled in the valley between the Yadkin and Catawba rivers more than two hundred years ago. Included among the source records are the various lists of the Signers of the Mecklenburg Declaration; Abstracts of Some Ancient Items from Mecklenburg County Records; Marriage Records and Relationships of Mecklenburg People; List of Public Officials of Mecklenburg County, 1775-1785; First U.S. Census of 1790 by Districts; Tombstone Inscriptions; and Sketches of the Mecklenburg Signers. To make this book more useful, the author has included an index with over 5,000 entries of the persons within.