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From: EVELYN WALLACE <>
Subject: [KYGARRAR] Owley family & variant spellings
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 16:20:04 -0700 (PDT)
If you suspect your Owley family of or around Garrard Co. KY had connections
with colonial North Carolina, you may want to explore the contents of some of
these volumes on this NC URL
[chronology of the volumes]
There is a loose index to these voluminous volumes entitled Colonial and State
papers of North Carolina. The dates are given in this latter URL
My Family History Center used to have some (but not all) hard copies of these
BIG books. The contents sometimes pertain to early land records. And,
according to Helen Leary, THE genealogical expert for North Carolina, most North
Carolinians of early date either came from Virginia, or the ones in the western
part came through Virginia down the Shenandoah Valley--lots of Pennsylvanians,
for example, including one of my Moravian families--the later families migrated
to Jackson Purchase area of Kentucky..
Because many of my North Carolinians were involved in the establishment of
Boonesborough, I found some letters (transcribed, of course) pertaining to
family deaths, etc. These books are a kind of scrapbook, but a LOT of early
North Carolinians show up in the transcribed records. In fact, one of my
ancestors, William Williams got ill at Boonesborough, wrote his will, and died
there, shortly before the American Revolution broke out. Supposedly he is
buried on those grounds somewhere.
If you live near a large University--or a well established community college,
try to obtain the URLs for their catalogs and see what may be there. I found a
lot of county histories in one of our local BIG Universities--until they decided
they needed the shelves for newer and probably more pertinent for the students
I also found books pertaining to immigration on another floor--like Germans to
America, etc. Also books pertaining to English church parishes.
If you find any books on early Kentucky records (court records) by Michael L.
Cook and his widow Bettie Cummings Cook, take a look at them--particularly those
that pertain to Kentucky Court of Appeals.
In the back of one of his books I found some EARLY Kentucky marriages were
My friends in California make yearly trips to the Allen Co. [IN] Public Library
at Fort Wayne, IN. I have not made that pilgrimage--Salt Lake City is nearer
for me on the West Coast.
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