Homepage of Faded Genes

Homepage for Faded Genes

My father was Cherokee County NC bred, born and raised. He was one of the first Brasstown Carvers at the John C. Campbell Folk School. In light of this heritage, I have developed a deep love for the history, folklore and people of Cherokee County.

I would like to share the results of my research on Cherokee County and it's residents, as well as maybe come across some new cousins. Maybe I will find someone who can help me break down my brickwalls in Cherokee County, or help someone else break theirs.

A litte note on spelling. My maiden name is BEAVER. This name is very common in Cherokee County, both with and without an S on the end. There seems to be no rhyme or reason in the use of or dropping of this S. It even varies among brothers. So for simplicity sake, I have arbitrarily decided to keep my original spelling of BEAVER.

I would like to thank Rose BIRDWELL and Nikki NEBLETT for generously giving me their permission to use the hundreds of photos they have taken of the cemeteries in Cherokee County.

Here are some of my favorite websites:

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