- & Copyright
- 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
- 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
- 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