Material from Mrs. Doris F. Curry, Roscoe (Roscoe C. 14 Jan 1892 - 8 Nov 1976 bur. Concord), Joy Clark and Records. Abstracted as well as I could.

John Nicholas Neisler Cabarrus Co. NC

5 brothers and 1 sister

Charles - moved to Illinois

Henry - a doctor in Charlotte, NC

Daniel - supposedly minted the first gold coins in Dahlonega GA. He owned slaves at "Leathersford". (Son- Joe)  1850 Lumpkin Co. census - Daniel 36 NC, Susan (Hulsey) 31 GA - 7children (Joe was 3)

Joseph - an engineer with the Seaboard Railroad and after cutting off a foot, the company made a foreman of him.

Ann - the only sister - known as "Flirt". She had her beaus do her work in the fields. It backfired and she died an old maid.


David W. Neisler b. 18 May 1818 d. 22 Jun 1903 bur. Concord came from Charlotte, N. C. He went to California during the gold rush. They went on a sail boat around South America. After settling in Matt, Forsyth Co. GA he bought a farm and then married .

Catherine Denning b. 10 Sep 1820 d. 10 Oct 1889 bur. Concord dau. of Thomas V. Denning (b. 1780 one says England, one says no,  buried Mica - ?Mica Church in Cherokee Co. ) and Margaret b. 1779 Va d. Aug 1866 Forsyth Co. Ga. [Five children]

#309 Forsyth Co. GA 1850 census

David deeded one 40 acre lot to his daughter Elizabeth because she took care of him when he became blind with diabetes. He sold the rest of the land - three 40 acre lots to David (Bud) Pinkerton Neisler.

Children of David and Catherine

1. Mary Elizabeth "Elizabeth" 10 Oct 1841 - 6 Mar 1932 bur Concord m. Thomas J. Herndon   8 Aug 1817 - 5 Apr 1887 bur Concord. They had one child, born dead. She took baskets of food to her grandmother who lived in a cave on Denning Hill because she refused to live in a house. The grandmother is buried near the cave.

2. Daniel b. ca 1844 died 1861 (from old family letter) in the army with the measles.

3. Joseph M.   6 Jan 1861 - 18 Nov 1916 bur Concord md. Ellen Adeline Ando 4 Sep 1861 - 21 Jan 1938 bur Concord

a.   Juley   md Webb Pruitt (5 chn)

b.   R. Arthur 18 Feb 1883 - 14 May 1956 md Elizer Lowery (Eliza L.) 30 Jul 1886 - 9 Mar 1963  bur Concord

c.    Joseph Henry "Henry" 31 Mar 1886 - 19 Feb 1931

d. John R. 14 Nov 1879 - 10 Jul 1883 bur Concord

4. Hugh Thomas W. "Tom"  md Frances Fowler 

5. Martha married David Watson Moore - went to Hickory, OK (family has letter)

6. Margaret  Feb 1850 md. Winchester "Chess" Crow

7 .  David Pinkerton "Bud" Neisler  (the baby) 13 May 1862 - 14 Jan 1930 FLbur. Concord - married Mattie Gravitt.25 Aug 1867 - 6 Nov 1904. He moved his family to several cities in South GA (Faceville near Bainbridge) and was buying 2 orange groves in Frostproof , FL during the depression. They were foreclosed. David was a photographer and some of his equipment is still in the attic of the old home place, but not in good condition.

Submitted by Donna Parrish

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