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This compilation of family history was compiled by Fay Webb Gardner (Mrs. O Max Gardner). It primarily includes family background of the Andrews and Love families on Mrs. Gardner’s maternal side of the family. Webb family members are also occasionally included. The compilation consist of life stories, county history, letters, wills, deeds, marriage bonds, and family records.

The text describes the overall family background of the Andrews and Love families. This includes records of the Love family beginning in 1748. Amos Love is the ancestor of the Cleveland County Loves and his will and the will of his son are included. Many records also focus on land transactions and marriages. James (Jimmy) Love’s life and contribution to Shelby are specifically outlined in an account. Concerning the Andrews family, records are included which trace the Andrews back to Anthony Andrews of Leicestershire, and they primarily focus on Robert Andrews and Samuel Andrews from the 1700s. Additional family backgrounds of other family members are also included.

A few accounts detail the history of Shelby, Cleveland County, and the Tryon area. Along with these are a couple church histories. A history, written by James Landrum Webb, details the past of the First Baptist Church of Shelby, especially concerning its new construction and pastors whom have served. A thorough history of Zoar Baptist Church, written by Gertrude Street Gardner, is also given. The compilation also includes brief overviews of the lives of Solah McClintoc Andrews, James Love, James Landrum Webb, and Fay Webb Gardner herself. Additionally, Mrs. Gardner includes some letters written by her father, James Landrum Webb.

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Fay Webb Gardner, O. Max. Gardner, Andrews, Love, Amos Love, Daniel Love, Putnam, Cleveland County, NC, James Love, Jimmy Love, Shelby, NC, Anthony Andrews, Robert Andrews, Tryon, James Landrum Webb, First Baptist Church of Shelby, Zoar Baptist Church, Gertrude Street Gardner, Salola McClintock Andrews, Charles Love

Fay Webb Gardner Collection - Andrews and Love Families