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Wonders about spelling of Grear/Greer in North Carolina people

Comments re article 52254 JIM The surnames of 19021910 influx of North Carolina People Adair Co KY

Dana Greer Harmon writes:
I am wondering about the spelling of George H. And Alewy Grear in the Casey Creek precinct. I believe my Grandfather, Charles Wesley Greer, told me that his ancestors settled in the Knifley area from North Carolina. My great grandparents were Benjamin and Maggie Osborn Greer, but that's about as far back as I know. Could the surname have been misspelled in the census records? On another note; was the Chapel Cemetery behind the Knifley Christian Church named after the Chapels mentioned in this census? Very interesting information. --Dana Greer Harmon
Thanks, Dana Greer Harmon, for the questions. We hope readers will have the answers. I'm anxious to know, myself. -EW

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