Joseph Ellis, Father of 17

Joseph Ellis, Father of 17

Born in 1828 in what would become Mitchell County, Joseph Ellis was the son of William Ellis (ca 1797-1854) and Elizabeth Buchanan (ca 1800-ca 1880).   In 1847 Joseph married 16-year old Catherine “Katie” Buchanan.  Between 1849 and 1874 this prolific couple had 17...

The Bloody 1893 Riot in Bakersville – Well, Maybe NOT!

Not many people today talk about the terrible January 3, 1893 riot that took so many lives in Bakersville. Maybe not many know about it and those that do just want to forget that awful time. Perhaps their relatives were among the mob of over 500 angry men bent on...
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