I am researching many families in the Polk County, NC area. My primary interest is in the ARLEDGE family and associated families; I'm writing a book on this family's history (see my Arledge Family History web site). I'm trying to document all descendants of any Arledges. My line is Amos, Jonathan (m. Harriett), Greenberry (m. Sarah HOLBERT), John Pinckney (m. Elizabeth RUCKER), John Aden (m. Laura WALDROP), John Thomas (m. Lura NASH)....I'm also working on the ancestors and descendants of John and Sarah Steel HOLBERT/HALBERT (and their son Benjamin HOLBERT m. Charity STOVER, dau. of Jacob STOVER). I'm tracing my WALDROP line back through Joseph T., Robert, and several generations of Jeckonias's to Luke WALDROP of Virginia. Mystery ancestor Samuel M.S. HUNTER (m. Sophia Jane WEAVER). I'm descended from Peter RUCKER of VA through Wm, Mordecai, William Martin and Wm. Henry.
Also related to the MORRIS, GRAY, DICKEY and McCLUNG families: trying to find the origins of Tryon Resolves signer and Rev. soldier John MORRIS (d. 1780); son Thomas and his son Churchwell. Ancestor William HANNON survived Indian Massare on Pacolet River in 1776, m. Phoebe DICKERSON. Ancestor GEORGE WILLIAMS (d. 1869) m. Abigail BRADEN (d/o Robert); I descend from both Pulaski Braden WILLIAMS (first Sheriff of Polk County) and Mahulda Hannon WILLIAMS (m. Francis A. WEAVER).
There's more, but I'll stop here. *Please* contact me if you have information on any of these family names! Thanks--s--