THE CLAY COUNTY, NC
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
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From Jan Kisselburg
My story was told to me by our grandpa Joseph Claude Kisselburg. He
father told him that William Howard KISSELBURG, his grandfatrher
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
living with her brother John Carter and his family in Haynesville, Clay
. The story goes that @ 1875 Nancy was living with another man who beat
her 3 children (James, Savanah & Arlenia).? Nancy got sick and
Henry J KISSELBURG came and got the 2 girls.? Nancy died and James at @
of 12 to 15 walked to his Uncle Henrys house in?Cherokee Co, NC.. Then
for work he left, walked through the mountains ending up at Osborn
farm. There he worked on the Williams farm in Blue Ridge, Ga.and later
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
2 children from this marriage
1. Jesse Monroe Worley b. 1858 Rabun Co, Ga later married 1. Mary
2. Mirinda Worley b. 1860 later married Andrew Jackson CARNES
Hope this helps someone and maybe someone can add to this.
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