how old is skyler(sp?) ledbetter house on country road, oakboro : LUSENET : Genealogy Queries for Stanly County, North Carolina : One Thread

I moved into an old house on Country Road in oakboro. I know it has been there since at least the 1930's. A Mr. Morton told me he was a teenager then, and lived in the house, and before him, there was a bootlegger that lived there. Ledbetter Ford road runs into country road. Mr. Morton told me the house was known as the Skyler(sp?)Ledbetter house. A Mr. Sam Hill lived in a nearby house. My landlord cant tell me anything except that he knew the house was there in the 60's. Does anyone know anything about this place?

-- pamela lowery (, August 12, 2004


William Schuyler Ledbetter born 25 Feb 1882 died 6 July 1938, buried at Mineral Springs Baptist Church. Name pronounced as Sky- lur. Born at the Ledbetter Log house next to the Ledbetter Cemetery on Ledbetter Ford Road. Was responsible for construction of his house nearby around the curve on same road. The house was built in 1925. The family moved in during November, prior to Christmas. He is a descendant of Joel & Lydia Keaton Ledbetter. His wife was Susan Emeline Smith, daughter of James Stanley Smith of Union County, NC. William Schuyler Ledbetter was my grandfather.

-- Richard Crotwell (, August 18, 2004.

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