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No one can create a family tree without a little help from others. This section is my place to thank those who have helped and giving credit where credit is due.
 
Eunice L.Hartsell Sechler's "A Hartsell-Hirzel History and Genealogy of Four Hundred Twelve Years"
All of my information cited by Eunice L.Hartsell Sechler's in her book "A Hartsell-Hirzel History and Genealogy of Four Hundred Twelve Years" was by permission, courtesy of her husband Norman who lives here in Charlotte, NC. I'm very grateful for his willingness to share this information with me and my family.
 
The Hartsells-Hirzels.
The Hizel name was very prominent in Switzerland in the 1500-1600s. Some of the information about them is at this web site: http://home.att.net/~paulrswan/Family_History/Hartzell.html
 
The Hirzels Family Seal
The seal was sent to me by Dr. Robert Hartsell, Ph. D. and he gave me permission to use it.
 

 
It is with great appreciation that I acknowledge the dozens of family members who have shared their personal family information so generously. The information contained in these pages is the result of the work of many people over the span of many decades, which, along with my own research, I have compiled over the last several years. It is on-going and we are open to and welcome all additions and/or corrections.
 
The heritage of the Hartsell, Honeycutts, Lisenbys and Hancocks was rich, if not in wealth, in sheer numbers. For there were many large families. I found neither horse thieves nor pirates, and did not find wealth or nobility as far as I read about our families. Although daddy was indirectly connected to John Reed through the Hartsells and Honeycutts of the famous Reed Gold Mine of Cabarrus County, North Carolina. I don't think we ever saw a fleck of gold, much less a nugget. There were many articles for reading and researching in the local libraries and other family books, but I never found anything that connected us to kings, queens, nobility or anyone of great stature or wealth.
 
We are very fortunate that all of the real difficult research for three of our surnames: the Hartsells, Honeycutts and the Lisenbys had already been published in books. Eunice L. Hartsell Lechler published A Hartsell Hirzel History and Genealogy of Four Hundred Twelve Years and another family cousin, Charles Henry Fredrick Price published A Hartsell-Price Family History and Genealogy 1971. Marie G. Wiggins published Our Lisenby Lines. And George Franklin Hahn wrote Andrew Huneycutt Family Descendants which is in local libraries here in Charlotte NC.
 
I found Eunice H. Lechler's note that she had left with Daddy, so he could call her with any information about the Hartsells, which she could include in her book. I began wondering and searching about families and was overwhelmed at the wealth of information that was available. I was very curious about other family members and how we came to be in Cabarrus and Stanly County, NC. There are many books in the Charlotte, Kannapolis, Concord and Albermarle, libraries with information about our ancestors. There are also many web sites with interesting and helpful information.
 
Searching for family ancestors made them come alive and gave them character and warmth. Hopefully my family and others will fee the same about the information here and will help them to know just how important our family is.
 
God Bless,
Sandra Hartsell Holland