Montgomery County. My Great great great Grandmother was Sally Nelson Merritt. Her son, James Nelson Merritt was my great great grandfather and he served in the 44th. N.C. Infantry, Co. F. He enlisted in Troy on March 1, 1862. He died in Petersburg Hospital on September 14, 1862. James Nelson's son, John Thomas was my Great grandfather and his son, James Walter Merritt, Sr., was my Grandfather. My father is James W.Merritt, Jr. Sally's old homestead is outside of Mt.Gilead. I was born in Stanley County in September of 1951. We moved to Berkeley County in South Carolina shortly afterwards. My older aunts always said that the Merritts in Montgomery County County and Stanley County were all kin. We need to talk. I have a lot of other information that may or may not be of benefit. Look forward to hearing from you. Robert E. Merritt "Bob". Other surnames include, Cook, Robinson, and Henderson from Montgomery County and surrounding area.