Location: Rutherford County NC

Biography of Hon. Thomas G. Mills

HON. THOMAS G. MILLS. This very successful farmer and stockraiser of Shannon County, Missouri, is a native of Rutherford County, N. C., where he was born in 1833 to Calvin and Margaret (Jackson) Mills, who were also born in that State and county. When the subject of this sketch was two or three years old they removed to Lumpkin County, Ga., where the father died in 1866, and the mother in 1867, the latter having long been a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. The paternal grandfather, John Mills, had been a soldier of the Revolutionary War, was of Irish

Biography of James Harvey Forney

A visit to the library of the gentleman whose name is above and a chat with him in his pleasant home at Moscow, are sufficient to dispel any idea that the new west is without culture or men of ability interested in its educational progress and development. Mr. Forney has given some of the best years of an active and useful life to the cause of education in Idaho, and has attained more than local distinction otherwise. James Harvey Forney, a prominent citizen of Moscow, Idaho, and ex-United States district attorney for the district of Idaho, was born in Rutherford

Cheraw Indians

Cheraw Tribe: Significance unknown.  Also called: Ani’-Suwa’II, Cherokee name. Saraw, Suali, synonyms even more common than Cheraw. Xuala, Xualla, Spanish and Portuguese forms of the word, the x being intended for sh. Cheraw Connections. The Cheraw are classed on circumstantial grounds in the Siouan linguistic family though no words of their tongue have been preserved. Cheraw Location.-The earliest known location of the Cheraw appears to have been near the head of Saluda River in Pickens and Oconee Counties, S. C., whence they removed at an early date to the present Henderson, Polk, and Rutherford Counties. Cheraw Villages. The names given

Thomas R. Pruette

Sergt., Inf., Hdqrs. Co., 4th Div., Btn. Regt. 156, D. B. Born in Rutherford County; son of G. B. and Mrs. Margaret Pruette. Entered service May 28, 1918, at Rutherfordton. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Sevier. Did clerical work in adjutant’s office. Mustered out at Camp Sevier Dec. 3, 1918.

John L. Jones

Sergt., 1st Class, Hospital Corps, Base Hospital. Born in Rutherford County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. I. P. Jones. Husband of Mrs. Selma Jones. Entered service May 31, 1917, at Canton, N.C. Was sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Mustered out at Camp Sevier, S. C., Jan. 13, 1919.

Rodney Hemphill

Private, 1st Class, Med., 42nd Amb.; son of Mr. G. H. and Mrs. Elmira Hemphill; of Rutherford County. Husband of Mrs. Mattie Simmons. Entered service Dec. 8, 1917, at Gastonia, N.C. Sent to Camp Ft. Thomas. Transferred to Camp Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Sailed for France May 23, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Returned to USA May 23, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 6, 1919.

Benjamin Dalton

Private, Artly.; son of W. M. and Elizabeth Dalton; of Rutherford County. Entered service at A. and E. Training School, Raleigh, N.C., May 16, 1918. Sent to Camp Jackson and transferred to Camp Taylor. Mustered out there Nov. 30, 1918.

Lloyd L. Biggerstaff

Sergt. Major, Inf. Hdqrs., 156th Dep Br.; son of J. S. and Cuttie Biggerstaff, of Rutherford County. Entered service Dec. 19, 1917, at Forest City, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, April 28, 1919.

Rutherford 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 Rutherford County, North Carolina GenWeb Archives) Abrams Cemetery Adair Family Cemetery Adaville Baptist Cemetery Alexander Cemetery Elias Alexander Cemetery Benjamin White Andrews Cemetery Avondale Cemetery Back Elliott Cemetery Bagwell Cemetery Beam Cemetery Baxter Cemetery Bedford Cemetery Bethany Baptist Cemetery Bethel Baptist Cemetery Big Springs Baptist Church Cemetery Bill’s Creek Baptist Cemetery Blanton Cemetery