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Download pg. 04 Cleveland County Early Days news clipping (946 KB)

Download pg. 08 J. W. Gardner home in Cleveland Cloth Mill village (17 KB)

Download pg. 29 G. M. Webb Headstones (58 KB)

Download pg. 43 - Andrews Home place (117 KB)

Download pg. 53 Genealogy Notes (553 KB)

Download pg.89 Harrill Family Notes & Photographs (935 KB)

Download pg. 104 Primary Documents 1832-1866 (1.1 MB)


Series 1.3.3 - Fay Webb Gardner Personal Papers: Scrapbooks

This scrapbook chronicles the patrilineal and matrilineal genealogy of Fay Webb Gardner. The scrapbook contains photographs, written narrative, news clippings, and historical documents pertaining to the Webb, Andrews, Love, Blanton, and Harrill families. Other families of note include: White, Putnam, Bridges, Hamrick, Watson, and Roberts. The scrapbook contains artifacts referencing the Lucy Cobb Institute, Webbly, the North Carolina Governor's Mansion, the Shelby Graded School, and First Baptist Church Shelby. The scrapbook is unbound and has numerous missing photographs. Also included are notes, primary documents, and photographs that have been clipped to individual pages. Larger artifacts, such as the biography of James L. Webb by R. L. Ryburn, are scanned within the body of the scrapbook.

Smaller artifacts, scanned separately as supplemental documents, include:

  • Pg. 4 [news clipping] Cleveland County Early Days
  • Pg. 8 [photograph w. FWG notation] First home of J. W. Gardner in the Cleveland Cloth Mill village, 1933. Suzanne born at hospital - lived here until 9 months.
  • Pg. 29 [photograph] Reverend & Mrs. G. M. Webb graves
  • Pg. 43 [photographs] Sue Andrews of Shelby, first cousin of Mrs. O. Max Gardner, standing on old ancestral Andrews home porch, 1939
  • Pg. 53 [documents] Fay Webb Gardner's genealogy notes
  • Pg. 89 [notes & photographs] Notes pertaining to the Harrill family along with 6 photographs. FWG's Photo descriptions are clockwise: 1) Aunt Druscilla Harrill, her sister, Mrs. Celia Bostick, Mrs. Bostick's nephew, Henry Duncan. Mrs. Bostick grand daughter of Mrs. Leonard Bostick., 2) Houson Harrill Jr. home near Ellenboro, 3) Houson Harrill family Ellenboro. Aunt Druscilla 2nd on 2nd row now 92 years old (1938). Mrs. Celia Bostick 3rd on 3rd row, 4) Where G. Blanton who was appointed Commissioner of Peace by Crown, New Burn, NC. Great-grandfather of Mrs. O. Max Gardner who joined the Colonial Dames in his name., 5) Stones from the [?] at home site of Sam Harrill Sr. (died at age of 98). Great-great grandfather of Mrs. O. Max Gardner - land all along Webb's creek about 5 miles from Ellenboro, 6) Housan Harrill
  • Pg. 104 [primary documents] legal documents pertaining to the Watson, Long, Lukadoo, Robertson families, 1832 - 1866.


Fay Webb Gardner, James Landrum Webb, Kansas Love Andrews, George Milton Webb, Priscilla Jane Blanton, William Perry Andrews, Susan Ann Love, James Milton Webb, Kittie White, George Blanton, Priscilla Harrill, Benjamin Franklin Andrews, James Love, Susan Ann Putnam, Daniel Webb, Polly Harrill, Burwell Blanton, Phoebia Bridges, James Bridges, Rebecca Hamrick, George Hamrick, Suzanne Blanton, Sameual Harrill, Samuel Andrews, William Watson, Daniel Watson, Elias Putnam, Fereby Ingram, Nannie Roberts, Ellenboro, NC, Shelby, NC, Rutherford County, Cleveland County, Webbly, First Baptist Church, Shelby Graded School, Lucy Cobb Institute, Nell Gross, Concord Baptist Church, Brittain Presbyterian Church, R. L. Ryburn, Primary Documents, Cleveland County Early Days, Cleveland Cloth Mill


The Fay Webb Gardner Collection is housed at the Gardner-Webb University Archives. The collection has been digitized through a gift of the O. Max Gardner Foundation, Inc.

Genealogy Scrapbook; Undated