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Did you ancestors live at one time in Transylvania County, NC? Hopefully
you'll want to honor your ancestors by including them in this book.
THE HERITAGE OF TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N. CAROLINA VOLUME III
A special edition in the very popular county heritage book series
commemorating the 150th anniversary of the founding of Transylvania County in 1861
DEADLINE EXTENDED! New deadline for contributing articles and stories as
well as purchasing copies of the book is now set for June 15. Hurry, don’t
miss the deadline!
The 735 member Transylvania Genealogy Group is now preparing the third
volume in the prestigious county heritage book series with a unique format and
approach honoring Transylvania’s sesquicentennial and her proud old
founding families. The original deadline to contribute articles and stories was
The new history of the county and the early settlers begins in 1790 with
the arrival of the first settler of record and continues on to the founding
of the county 150 years ago, continuing on across the 1800's and into the
1900's. The rich stories of hundreds of individuals and families will make
up the mainstay of the book.
If you have roots in Transylvania County or ties and kinships to any of
Transylvania families, don’t miss ordering your copies of the book now.
Through the deadline you can place advance orders at prices far below the post
publication price of the few extra copies which will be printed and for sale
later. To guarantee getting your copies of the book, and to pay far less,
The 735 members of the genealogy group invite you to participate in the
book. Please see our 6 page brochure for the many ways in which you can
participate and honor your families. No individual, no family should be left and
The brochure is available online in PDF at the book project website.
Please print your copy of the brochure that gives full instructions as well as
an order form for advance orders at reduced prices.
For more information, please feel free to contact members of the editorial
staff through the contact sources listed in the brochure.
Regarding the location of the Harper Cemetery. I'm related to the Harpers
and Richardsons buried there.
You can spot it on Google Maps at the intersection of County Rds 404 and
405. In the spring the wildflowers are abundant both in the dirve from
Floresville to Stockdale and around the cemetery. Note that Spring has
already begun in that area. I'd guess that late March is the peak.
That said I've found that the best way to get to the cemetery is to take FM
537 up from Floresville toward Stockdale. Turn left onto County Road 404
and follow it until it reachs CR 405. Turn left on 405 and the cemetery
about 50 yards down the road.
You can spot all of this on Google maps. The satellite view is a good way
to get a visual feel for the short drive from Floresville to the cemetery.
Rob Richadson in Austin, TX
----- Original Message ----- From: <txwilson-request(a)rootsweb.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 06, 2011 2:01 AM
Subject: TXWILSON Digest, Vol 6, Issue 2
> Today's Topics:
> 1. Floresville and Wilson County area (Steve & Martha)
> Message: 1
> Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2011 07:53:08 -0500
> From: "Steve & Martha" <sjcmsc(a)knology.net>
> Subject: [TXWILSON] Floresville and Wilson County area
> To: <TXWILSON(a)rootsweb.com>
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> If anyone has any information on the various older cemeteries in the
> County area (directions from a "landmark" in Floresville, etc.), please
> free to forward same to me at this address (sjcmsc(a)knology.net) -
> it! Will be in the area during early March (in Houston for my niece's
> wedding on March 12th, and staying to visit Austin and San Antonio).
> Principal ancestors are, of course, COX and HARPER (I know of the Fairview
> Cemetery, where my great grandparents are buried (COXES) and of the Harper
> Cemetery near Floresville (Stockdale?), but have not much idea of how to
> there driving, so any directions, and any general information on other
> possible sites, would be helpful.
> Thanks, and best regards,
> Steve Cox
> Knoxville, TN
> I'll also check the TXWILSON website/list.
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> End of TXWILSON Digest, Vol 6, Issue 2
If anyone has any information on the various older cemeteries in the Wilson
County area (directions from a "landmark" in Floresville, etc.), please feel
free to forward same to me at this address (sjcmsc(a)knology.net) - appreciate
it! Will be in the area during early March (in Houston for my niece's
wedding on March 12th, and staying to visit Austin and San Antonio).
Principal ancestors are, of course, COX and HARPER (I know of the Fairview
Cemetery, where my great grandparents are buried (COXES) and of the Harper
Cemetery near Floresville (Stockdale?), but have not much idea of how to get
there driving, so any directions, and any general information on other
possible sites, would be helpful.
Thanks, and best regards,
I'll also check the TXWILSON website/list.