Farm life -- North Carolina -- Mecklenburg County
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Records of one of the oldest Presbyterian churches in Mecklenburg County, including minutes of the Session (1843-1959); records of the treasurer (1817-73, 1940-56); minutes of the Board of Deacons (1954-58); and minutes and accounts of the Ladies Missionary Society (1876-1917), Girls Aid Society (1880-90), Sunday School secretary (1905-39), Women's Auxiliary (1922-46), Ella Houston and Lynn Moore Circles (1929-34), Bible Class (1938-39), and Women of the Church (1955-69). Also includes the...
Dates: 1817 - 1970
Scope and Contents In this first of two interviews, James Kirk begins by tracing the history of the Kirk family from their Scottish roots to their settling in the Newell community of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, and what would eventually become the University area of Charlotte. He describes life growing up on a dairy and cotton farm, including trips to deliver goods to grocery stores in Charlotte. He recollects his school experience at Newell School and recalls several memorable teachers. Mr. Kirk also...
Dates: 2013 October 7
Four page typescript essay (1963), "Granpa Elam's Spring," by granddaughter of Elam Cochran, former owner of land on which UNC Charlotte is located. Includes photograph (n.d.) of Elam and Mary Cochran.
Scope and Contents In this interview, William “Bill” Stewart shares memories of his life growing up in the Newell community near Charlotte, North Carolina, of his college days at Elon College in the 1930s, and of his military service in World War II. He tells about his parents and grandparents and the family’s farmland, recalls hearing his Civil War veteran grandfather reminisce with other veterans about the war, describes the Newell community, and talks about trips into Charlotte, then a town of 20,000. He...
Dates: 2019 August 1
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