Trip to Rowan County, NC

Rowan County Public Library has an extensive “History Room”. If you have never been, it is worth the trip if you are researching early North Carolina history and families.
I spent from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. there and could spend days there. They had a specific sections for family research, NC counties, Salisbury newspapers, Virginia research and more!
I confirmed several things that were only theories for Conner research and look forward to going again really soon.
My wonderful mother-in-law was related to the McCanless family and I found a wonderful book that I would love to own. If anyone knows of a copy of The History of the McCanless Family in the United States for sale at a reasonable price, please let me know. It includes the documentation of her relative – D. C. McCanless murder trial when Hickock and two others were charged with the murder!
Many theories as to where the Conner family came from exist and that they were O’Conner/O’Connor before becoming Conner/Connor.
The puzzling thing is that in 1840 there is only one (1) O’Conner/O’Connor shown in the United States by Ancestry.com. That O’Conner/O’Connor lived in Maryland.
By the US Census, the Conner/Connor families were already established in the Carolinas with Conner families in the 1790 Census.
I would love to hear you thoughts on this idea and suggestions for further research.

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One Response to Trip to Rowan County, NC

  1. Taneya says:

    sounds like you had a great trip. thanks for sharing.

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