|Subject:||Re: Pain Creek of Second Broad River, Rutherford County, NC|
|Post Date:||September 09, 2012 at 15:38:36|
|Forum:||Rutherford County, NC Genealogy Forum|
Nice to hear from you. Sorry, I do not have a complete copy of her book, only a few pages. I have not seen a reference to Floyd Creek's naming yet. I would not be surprised to find that a local individual had a Deed nearby and that might be the source for the present name.
A Mr. Pain had a Deed, and probably the previous owner of the land that the Creek ran through had the Creek first named for him before it was changed to Pain.
My Isaac Padgett, son of Edmund, owned the land that Providence Methodist Church is presently on. Irene's book tells that the church could not locate any heirs of Isaac's so they took his property for the church in the early 1900s. Guess they did not pursue it very much since Isaac's grandson owned the Funeral Home in Forest City then.
Isaac's first wife is buried at Providence. His second wife was from Spartanburg County, SC, and she outlived Isaac. Lots of the family are buried at Cannon's Campground Methodist Church between Cowpens and Spartanburg.
I read Irene's material in her Book at the Old Tryon Gen. Society on Doggett Road, Forest City. I am only there a few times a year since I live in another state now.
She goes into a great deal of information on the history of High Shoals plus other material on churches, industries of that time, and people who lived and worked in that area.
Her Roach family donated the land for High Shoals Church to be built on, and they were buried on that land. Their graves were destroyed when the new road was put in. Think the same thing happened to Rev. John Padgett's grave possibly. John died in 1837.
Have not located Edmund's grave either, but he died after 1850 and before 1860 so he might be in the old Padgett Cem. William and wife are buried at Race Path Baptist Church.
Another good source of the people and places of that time is the writing of Rev. Christenberry Lee, Methodist minister. He was related to my family by marriage, and he has valid material on the early settlers of the Sandy Run, High Shoals, etc. area.
Irene's Book has the only reference I had ever seen for my Edmund Padgett having land land. It was in a Deed that Irene told about joining her Roach ancestor's property. I did last year get to the Rutherford Court House to make my own copy, and to check the Deed Index.
Churches usually have the histories of their founding. Maybe you need to visit the Floyd's Creek Baptist Church, past Chase High School on the road going to Chesnee, and see what they can tell you.
I miss your material being online. You were such a blessing to so many of us.
Thank you for all of your devotion to the Cemetery projects and Deed projects.
My brother and a cousin, we were able to get the old Padgett Cem. preserved which has some 80 field stones with only 2 legible headstones in the Hill Creek location where the Padgett and Holyfields had land grants there in the late 1790s when they moved there from Chester County, SC.
One of the headstones is told about in the Lincoln County Heritage Book where the Padgetts had a Hotel. Seems that several of the Padgett children died with diptheria and Weldon is the one with the stone. Lewis is his grandfather, son of Rev. John Padgett, first Pastor of High Shoals Baptist church and brother to William and my Edmund.
The 3 men had married 3 Holyfield sisters in SC, and that is my current project of research, treking the Holyfields from SC to Rutherford and some on to Burke and McDowell counties.