Burke County NC

John Alexander – Descendants

The Genealogy of the Alexander family, into which Robert Love, commonly known as “Carter Bob”(my Father-F.D. Love) married, having married Sarah Matilda Alexander, May 25th, 1848, Alexanders —- John Alexander, was born in Rowan County, North Carolina, where he married Rachel Davidson (a first cousin of General William Davidson, who in the War of the …

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Biography of Colonel Charles McDowell

Colonel Charles McDowell and his brothers, Joseph and William, were sons of Joseph McDowell and Margaret O’Neal, who emigrated from Ireland and settled in Winchester, Va. Here, Charles and Joseph were born, the former in 1743. Soon afterward, Joseph McDowell, Sr., moved to Burke county, N.C. In June, 1780, Colonel Charles McDowell being joined by …

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R. H. Powell

Private, 1st Regt., F. A. Born in Burke County, 1890; son of S. J. and Mrs. Mittie Powell; husband of Mrs. Cordia Powell. Entered service August, 1918, at Valdese, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., Dec. 14, 1918.

Albert F. Garrou

Sergt., Air Service, Co. 16th 4th Regt.; of Burke County; son of John and Marie Garrou. Husband of Louise Garrou. Entered service Dec. 10, 1917, at Valdese, N.C. Sent to Fort Thomas, Ky. Transferred to Camp Hancock, from there to Camp Greene, N.C., then to Camp Upton. Sailed for France July 15, 1918. Promoted to …

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Ferdinand Parise

Private, 1st Class, A. E. F., Hdqrs. Co., A. E. F. in Siberia, Russia; from Burke County; son of F. and Mrs. K. Parise. Husband of Mrs. Deled Parise. Entered the service at Valdese, N.C., 1914, and sent to Texas City, Texas. Transferred to Philippine Islands, from there to Japan, and then to Russia. Served …

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Frank Cline

Private, F. A. Son of W. P. and H. R. Cline, of Burke County. Husband of Mrs. Ester Cline. Entered service Aug. 26, 1918, at Valdese. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Newport News to go across. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, Dec. 15, 1919.

Herman John Crouch

1st Class Seaman, Navy; of Burke County; son of W. P. and Mary Crouch. Entered service June 2, 1918, at Morganton, N.C. Sent to St. Helena, Va. Sent to U. S. S. “Naiwa;” transferred U. S. S. “Powhatan,” made two trips overseas. Mustered out at Naval Base, Hampton Roads, Sept. 15, 1919.

Where was Hernando de Soto’s Guaxale?

Guaxale was a Native American village visited by the Hernando de Soto Expedition in late spring of 1541. De Soto and his small army of conquistadors explored what was to become the Southeastern United States between the years 1539 and 1543. Despite the fact that de Soto’s men only visited Guaxale briefly, and the village was not large, it’s location has been a major focus for scholars, studying the earliest Spanish explorers. In North Carolina one suggested location of Guaxale has even been a key element of tourism promotion.

Burke County, North Carolina Cemetery Transcriptions

North Carolina Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the North Carolina county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Following Cemeteries (hosted at Burke County, North Carolina Tombstone Transcription Project) Bethel …

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