Mailing Address:
PO Box 2261
Shelby, NC 28151-2261

Phone: 704-300-3548

Our 34th Year!  

Come celebrate your heritage with us!

1145 County Home Road
Shelby, Cleveland County, NC

Phone: 704-300-3548

Broad River Genealogical Society, Inc. is a non-profit corporation chartered in October 1980 by the State of NC and is classified as a Tax-Exempt Educational & Scientific Organization within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations of funds, books and other property made to the Society are deductible for purposes of Federal Income Tax returns.

It is a member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the National Genealogical Society, the North Carolina Genealogical Society and the Cleveland County Arts Council.
Its purposes are to preserve area records, and to disseminate genealogical and historical information through books and a bulletin published quarterly.The quarterly magazine,

"Eswau Huppeday",
which translates as "land between the rivers" and refers to the territory between the Cherokee & Catawba Indian Nations,

contains over 250 pages of historical and genealogical information each year.

Betsy & Linda enjoy the materials...

We have new books!

T-shirts, we have them too!

"Confederate Soldiers with a Cleveland County Connection"

by Ned Cash

1200 square feet of Genealogical treasures...

Directions to County Home Road

We have a problem, our

beautiful little library

has grown too small,

we need more space. 

Please click on "Silent Auction" to learn more...


Several years ago our own Ned Cash, a local 

re-enactor, member of of the Sons of Confederate Soldiers, history buff and the Post 82 commander

for our local American Legion, began wondering what happened to the men of of Cleveland County who

served during the Civil War.


Ned has documented 2700 names on his quest

to answer his question.  He has decided to share

the information he has gathered so far with

researchers worldwide in the form of 3

volumes that may be ordered directly from

Broad River Genealogical Society.


        Vol I:  Abernathy - Greene, 232 pages, $21.00

Vol II; Griffin - Pannell, 232 pages, $21.00

Vol III; Parker - Young, 220 pages, $21.00


3 Volume set, $55.00

(Prices include both shipping & handling)

Please print & mail our handy order form.


Ned is accepting additional data to be included in future editions.  If your hero isn't included in one of these three volumes, Ned wants to know "what happened to him".

It's that time of the year again, time to renew your membership! 

Please complete the new form as soon as possible as you'll not want to miss a single issue of our bulletin. 

You will notice a brand new service on the membership form, you may now request

your bulletin in pdf format at your chosen e-mail address.

Many members have asked for the service and we decided the time has come to make the offer. 

Of course you may continue to receive the paper version by regular mail if you choose, just let us know when submitting your membership form.

Our monthly meetings are open to everyone interested in local and family history in the surrounding area.  The meetings are held in the Performing Arts Area of the Neal Senior Center on H.T. Harris Drive, Shelby, which is just off of Hwy 18 North (Fallston Road) at the intersection at Ross Grove Baptist Church and Time Warner.   Be sure to park at the back side of the building and use the entrance in the back near the gazebo. ( For directions to the Neal Center)

Meeting, Sunday, 3:00 p.m.

Meeting Date Speaker Topic
14 December 2014 Christmas Social

Movie time!  We are going to have the privilege of seeing a short film on the Battle of Kings Mountain. Please don't miss this event, as we are so honored to live in an area where such an important part of the move toward freedom took place. We must honor these heroes.  As it's our social event of Winter, we ask that you bring along your favorite light refreshment to share, bring family & friends and enjoy the fellowship.

11 January 2015 Kay Moss

We are pleased to welcome Ms. Kay Moss to speak to us about a topic she knows so well she has written a book, "Southern Folk Medicines". She's going to tell us about the medicinal plants and their uses, the early home remedies used by our pioneer ancestors, and the back country medicine kit used to treat the sick.

8 February 2015 Scott Syfert

"The First American Declaration of Independence" - yes it was drafted in the south, and Scott Syfert, a corporate attorney from Charlotte, N.C., is going to be with us to discuss one of the most important events in the history of our country. Scott is also co-founder of the non-profit organization the May 20th Society which is dedicated to commemorating the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence.  We look forward to his presentation.

8 March 2015 Bob Inman

Former tv news anchor for WBTV out of Charlotte, N.C., and author Bob Inman is honoring BRGS by coming to speak about his new play "Liberty Mountain" which was shown for the first time at the Joy Theatre in Kings Mountain, NC, in 2014.  The play is based on the events that led up the the Battle of Kings Mountain on 7 October 1780.  Mr. Inman is going to discuss the research that went into writing the play.

Click for Shelby, North Carolina Forecast Membership Application & Information We open our library to the public during these hours:

2nd & 3rd Saturday every month
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

2nd & 3rd Monday every month
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Every Tuesday Evening
6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Please sign our guest book... Publish a Query in "Eswau Huppeday"
View messages in our guest book... Books for Sale & Order Form
Let us do some research for you!

Other times open by appointment.

Please contact us via e-mail..

  Obituary Look-up Service Browse of Vertical Files

"Eswau Huppeday" Table of Contents  Contact a Member  Charter Members   Officers  Other Links



Charles Lattimore Elliott
takes you on a journey through

10 generations of his

Elliott and Lattimore families.


It's my very sad duty to report that Charlie left us

on April 12, 2010. 

He will be sorely missed by our members

who send their deepest sympathies

to his family.

Charlie's findagrave memorial.

Lattimore descendants...


We have family photographs, picture postcards, buildings

and landmarks from the counties in

our area of North Carolina.  We also have a few we need

help to identify. Can you help, or do you have

photos to share?

Please let met know...


View our Cherished Memories...

This little photo is from my own family archives and showcases the only 3 grandchildren at the time.  From left to right is my Dad holding me, Uncle Hugh holding cousin Michael & Dad's brother Robert holding cousin Annette.  I thought it time to share this information as we've now lost two of these wonderful gentlemen. The photo was taken in 1948 & featured 3 WWII veterans who came home with so much horror still in their minds, but full of hope for the future. We represented that future. We lost Uncle Hugh in July 1980, and Uncle Robert just this past December. Please take the time to drop by their findagrave memorials & pay your respects to members of the "Greatest Generation" who helped pave the way for your freedom. We miss them terribly. Judy


Cleveland County, North Carolina
Heritage, Volume II


This beautiful 604 page book is

now for sale!

We still have a few of these beautiful

books on the shelves, click on the photo to order your

copy before they are all gone!


Order your own copy of this book...


Current-Day Townships for

North Carolina Counties
U.S. Census Bureau

Cleveland County, NC...

What routes did our ancestors take into

North Carolina?
Check out this great map.

See the migrations routes into North Carolina...

Indian settlements, colonial towns & forts,

colonial roads, rivers & Indian trails.
Another great map.


Indian settlements, colonial towns & forts, colonial roads, rivers & Indian trails 1660-1775...

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...genealogists have visited our site since 8 May 2001.
Membership runs from January 1 through December 31.
Cost Membership Description
$25.00 Per year
Print a Membership Application Print an Address Change Form
.MEETINGS .3:00 PM on the second Sunday of each month except November & .December, unless otherwise announced. The April meeting is periodically .replaced by a special seminar & the November and December meetings are .combined into one meeting on the second Sunday of December. The regular .meeting place is the Senior Center, Fallston Road, Shelby, NC . Meetings .are open to anyone with an interest in genealogy or local history.
.PUBLICATIONS .Members receive a copy of Eswau Huppeday, the official publication of the .Broad River Genealogical Society, Inc., each February, May, August and .November. Members are encouraged to submit articles for publication.

.Members may submit unlimited queries each year to be used as space .allows, at the discretion of the publication committee, for publication in the .society bulletin, Eswau Huppeday.Queries may be edited. Non-members .may submit queries at a cost of $2.00 each. This policy is in effect until .further notice.

Can we do some research for you?

Our gem of a corresponding secretary can do limited research for you. Mike Allen is a gifted genealogical detective and can usually dig up a
little information on anyone who was in our area for even a short period of time. Don't want to make a donation until you hear from Mike?
No problem, make your request as specific as possible, and decide if you'd like to make a donation when you receive Mike's work.
(New, you can now e-mail Mike directly at BRGS!)
Print Our Research Form

Want to publish a query in Eswau Huppeday?

As space allows, our editor-in-chief will publish your query. This service is free to our members. For $2.00 per query,

non-members can get their brick walls before the full membership, and maybe, just maybe find a piece to the puzzle.
Please use our form, and make your request as specific as possible. When completing the form, be sure to list your phone number, if we have questions about your request, we'll give you a call.

Print Our Query Form


Greg Payseur
Vice president
David Allen
Elizabeth Ellison
Martha Bridges
Mike Allen
Ned Cash
D. Gene Hamrick
Janice C. Ledford
Betty P. Masters
Debby McIntyre
Judith Parker-Proctor
Heather W. Robbins
Steve Warren
Purvis Wesson
Ann N. Wright
JoAnn Surratt
Acting Editor
Debby McIntyre
Chief of Publications
Ned Cash
Publications Committee
Mike Allen
Elizabeth Anthony
Diane Blanton
Nita Caldwell
D. Gene Hamrick
Margaret Jay
Janice Ledford
Theresa Lowe
Betty Masters
Heather Robbins

"Our 20th Year"


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Camp Creek joins the mighty Broad in Number One Township of Cleveland County, NC, photo by Nita Caldwell...