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The Padgett Brothers: Only One Came Home

Submitted by Willis P. Whichard, Jerry H. Padgett, James L. Padgett, and Obie G. Whichard; Edited and vetted by Cheri Todd Molter In the 1850s, Sidney and Elijah Padgett migrated to Cherokee County from Rutherford County, North Carolina with their parents, John and...

Five Brothers in the Civil War

Five Brothers in the Civil War Submitted by: Brenda Kay Ledford and Barbara Ledford Wright The shadow of the Civil War loomed over Clay County, North Carolina. Thomas and Eliza Ledford worried that their five sons would enlist and get killed fighting for the...

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