Clay County Stories


This page is an outgrowth of the 2008 Genealogy Assembly.  Some members of the Clay County ListServ began posting stories to the List.  When permission has been given, we have uploaded these tales for all of our visitors to enjoy. Please submit your stories to the Co-Coordinator.

From Jan Kisselburg

My story was told to me by our grandpa Joseph Claude Kisselburg. He said his
father told him that William Howard KISSELBURG, his grandfatrher disappeared
sometime after 1870.? On the 1870 census they lived in ?Hayesville, Clay Co, NC.
William's wife was Nancy Carter. On the 1880 census William is gone and Nancy is
living with her brother John Carter and his family in Haynesville, Clay Co, NC.
. The story goes that @ 1875 Nancy was living with another man who beat her and
her 3 children (James, Savanah & Arlenia).? Nancy got sick and Williams brother
Henry J KISSELBURG came and got the 2 girls.? Nancy died and James at @ the age
of 12 to 15 walked to his Uncle Henrys house in?Cherokee Co, NC.. Then looking
for work he left, walked through the mountains ending up at Osborn Williams
farm. There he worked on the Williams farm in Blue Ridge, Ga.and later married
Magnalene Williams daughter of Osborn.

 William Howard KISSELBURG
         wife Nancy CAR
 married March 27, 1868 Towns Co, GA

 1. Arlenia b. 1869 later married John Lowery ARP
 2. James Virgil? b. 1870 later married Magnalene WILLIAMS
 3. Savanah? b. 1871 later married John Enos Fidelo LANNING

 Nancy was first married to William J. Worley who died from Civil War wounds.
 2 children from this marriage
 1. Jesse Monroe Worley b. 1858 Rabun Co, Ga later married 1. Mary LAWFTIS
  2.Laura M.RACKLEY

 2. Mirinda Worley b. 1860 later married Andrew Jackson CARNES

Hope this helps someone and maybe someone can add to this.
                                                   Jan Kisselburg

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