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JIM: The surnames of 1902-1910 influx of North Carolina People, Adair Co., KY

An influx of "North Carolina People," in the land above the river, in the first decade of the 20th century, brought some outstanding families to the area of Roley, Knifley, and Pellyton - now scattered throughout Adair County and beyond. They include the families with surnames: Barr, Calwell or Caldwell, Caudill, Chapel, Eastridge, Lewis, May, Phipps, Richardson, Sapp, Scott, Tedder, Wood, and possibly others
About: JIM: News nuggets from 110 year ago (May 21, 1902)

By Jim

First Search for "North Carolina People" in Northern Adair County, KY

I did a very cursory scan of just the Pellyton precinct of the 1910 Adair census and found a a few more Tarheel families:

- Robert L. & Allie Sapp both born NC; two oldest kids born NC, last two born Ky.
- James W. & Matilda Sapp; they and all kids (youngest 11 yrs) born NC.
- William W. & Laura M. Sapp, both born NC; all kids (oldest 6) born Ky.
- Mary Parson (widow), she & both kids (youngest 19) born NC.
- Solomon & Nancy Richardson, both born NC; several kids, all born NC (youngest 11 yrs old)
- William M. & Sarah Tedder, they & all but youngest child born NC. (They apparently arrived Ky. about 1908).
- May families (Norman O. & Hattie; William R. & Addie M.; Charles E. & Elizabeth) Next door neighbors to each other; it appears that Norman, Wm. R, and Charles were brothers, all b. NC. & all in their 20s. Wife Hattie born Ky., the other two wives born NC.
- James S. & Martha J. Scott, they & all kids (youngest under 4, it appears) born NC.
- Harrison & Ma-----ia Calwell, they and kids (youngest 11) b. NC.
- also Tedder families (I didn't check to see how many families)
Followup Search for "North Carolina People" in Northern Adair County, KY added these names:

Pellyton precinct
William M. & Sarah Tedder; they and all kids except youngest (10 months old) born NC.
Casey Creek precinct
- George M. & Nettie Tedder, both born NC; all kids (oldest 7) born Ky.
- Harold H. & Emily Tedder; they and all kids (youngest 12) born NC.
- William A. & Martissa Phipps, both born NC; older kids born NC; last three children (oldest of the three six years old) born Ky.
- Millard C. & Dora Eastridge, born NC; both kids (oldest 3) born Ky.
- David and Susanna Chapel, both born NC. No kids in household.
- James I. & Melissa Lewis, both born NC (married for one year)
- William F. & Laura E. Chapel; they and older children born NC: three youngest kids (olest of the three seven years old) born Ky.
- John P. & Rhoda Caudill, both born NC. No kids in household.
- Thomas R. & Geneva Barr, both born NC. (Newlyweds.)
- Jerome G. & Zylpha Barr; they and older kids born NC; three younger kids (oldest one 4) born Ky.
- James M. & Hanna Barr; they & both kids (youngest 13) born NC.
- Floyd & Biner Wood; they and oldest child born NC; Youngest three kids (oldest of the three seven years) born Ky.
- Elihu & Cordelia E. Eastridge; they and older kids born NC; younger children (oldest of the three 1o years) born Ky.
- James D. & Cora L. Eastridge; James born NC, Cora & 3-yr-old daughter born Ky.
- Floyd &Rena Lewis, both born NC; son (2 years old) born Ky.
- James & Cora Richardson; James born NC; Cora & 4-yr-old son born Ky.
- George H. & Alewy Grear; they and older kids born NC; youngest three children (oldest of the three seven years) born Ky.
- Marshall C. & Maggie Burchett, both born NC; 2-yr-old dau. born TN; eight month old dau. born Ky.
- William S. & Susana Holcomb; they and all kids (youngest 10) born Ky.
Any comments, additions, and corrections will be appreciated. - JIM


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