While I was at the Burke County, NC library in Morganton, I had the opportunity to meet library volunteer and fellow genealogist Sandy West while doing my research. I was excited to hear that Sandy and fellow Burke County genealogist are documenting and researching the contents of a priceless Morganton store register from the 1790s. I was able to see the register first hand while Sandy reviewed entries for her research. I later reviewed some of the research that have been completed and found several references to Wakefields in the book. I recall seeing Henry Wakefield in the book several times. It was quite an honor to be able to see it knowing there are Wakefield entries in the book.
Once further progress has been made on their research, Sandy said she would provide me information on the Wakefield entries. I will inturn provide her with a Wakefield narrative on the individuals and families listed in the book. Quite an unexpected and exciting development.
Sandy West reviewing register entries.
The register was found in ol' outhouse!
A page from the register.