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Balls Creek
Campground


The Arbor

Multicolored
TENTS


The Shack

Campground
Thefts
1944

Campground
Fire
1956

HISTORY
The Loftin Family
& Campmeeting
History


No. 54
Martin Family

No. 69 & 70
Alec Loftin
Alonzo Loftin

Ida S. Loftin
Frances L. CooK

Norma C. Stewart

No. 72
Preston Mundy
Lois Loftin Mundy


No. 106
Sadie Loftin Lee
Linda Lee Setzer


No. 183
Charlie Loftin
Louise Loftin Potter


No. 185
Glenn Lee
Allie Loftin Lee
Elaine Lee Martin
Louise Lee Hoyle


No. 195
J.C. Goble

No. 287, 288, 289
T.R. Loftin
Marie H. Loftinn

Peggy Loftin Brotherton
Davis Loftin
Betty Loftin Abernathy
Barry Brotherton


No. 297
Oscar Loftin
Janice Lee Bumgarner


No. 298
Sam Loftin

No. 299
Eb Hunsucker

No. 300
Daisy Pearl Loftin
Herman
Deanie Hermon Hilton
Pam Herman Sigmon


CAMPMEETING
2012

SOURCES

COMMENTS

SNOW
2013

TENT
OWNERSHIP
1947
1957
1963
2013

PARKING

RESTROOMS
"Outhouses"

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LOFTIN
GENEALOGY
LINE

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Alonzo
Lester
Loftin

(1876 - 1937)

William Alexander
Loftin

(1851 - 1939)

James
Franklin
Loftin

(1827 - 1864)

Thomas
Loftin

(1798 - 185?)

James
Loftin

(1768 - 1836)

John
Loftin

(1740 - 1793)

Cornelius
Loftin III

(1714 - 1785)

Cornelius
Loftin II

(1675 - 1735)

Cornelius
Loftin I

(1648 - 1735)

Leonard
"Laughton"
Loftin

(1610 - 1678)
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Alonzo & Ida's
Children
Were:

Charlie
Roosevelt
Loftin

(1905 - 1988)

Theodore
Roosevelt
Loftin

(1906 - 1969)

Sadie
Elizabeth
Loftin

(1909 - 2007)

Willie
Thelma
Loftin

(1911 - 1977)

Callie
Elma
Loftin

(1911 - 1992)

Sallie
Allie
Loftin

(1813 - 1986)

Daisy
Pearl
Loftin

(1914 - 1994)

Michael
Whitener
Loftin

(1916 - 1949)

Sam
William
Loftin

(1918 - 1979)

Oscar
Sherrill
Loftin

(1920 - 1986)

Glennie
Frances
Loftin

(1926 - 20??)

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FAMILY
NAMES

LOFTIN:
Beatty
Corzine
Cranford
Fisher
Givens
Harwell
Kaiser
Lanier
Lomax
McCorkle
Rudisill
Sherrill
Upright
Washington
Work


SETZER:
Aderholdt
Barringer
Bovey
Bushart
Deal
Heavner
Herman
Ikert
Miller
Motz
Rankin
Witherspoon

GOBLE:
Babst/Bobst
Douglas
Faber
Fink
Fulbright
Hefner
Meinhert
Miller
Muller
Pabst/Bobst
Robinson

JOHNSON:
Corzine
Fink
Hamilton
Kaiser
Leslie
Lewis
Moore
Sherrill
Upright
Wilkinson

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Additional
Family
SURNAMES


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Where
To Find 'Em


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The
"ROYAL"
Lineage


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Campmeeting

 

Established: August 1853
Buffalo Shoals Rd, Catawba, NC

 

 
 
The Balls Creek Campground was established in August 1853 under the guidance of community Methodists - eight years before the start of the American Civil War.  The first services were held under a brush arbor by Rev. H. H. Durant and Rev. Lewis Scarborough. It was at that time that a dozen or so families built permanent wooden structures (called "tents").
 
 
 

The Arbor

 
The Arbor area at the Balls Creek Campground

 
Reference is made to the Balls Creek Campground in the earliest conference records of the Catawba Methodist Church.  Campmeeting has been held each year in August since it’s formation in 1853.
 

Sunday morning church services in the arbor during the 1960s

 

Mary and Lois Loftin Mundy walk to the arbor for church services in 2002
Lois would have been about 94 years old at the time

 

The Arbor - November 2006

This photo was taken in the late fall after campmeeting was over and the leaves had fallen

 

A view of the Arbor showing some of the surrounding wooden tents - November 2006

 
 

An inside view of the Arbor with the old wooden pews - November 2006

The leaves & dirt from the seasons have to be removed before the next campmeeting

 

28 August 2012

The Campground has added more landscaping - with flowers and even several brick sidewalks

 
 

Tents

 
Those who attend Balls Creek Campgroud live in "tents" during the two weeks of campmeeting. Over the years the number of tents increased - finally maxing out with tent number 302. The last tent and several others were built by Sam Loftin of Catawba, NC.
 

Multi-colored tents, January 2007

 
The various tents are painted with multiple colors giving an additional festive element to the campground.
 

 

 
 
 

The Shack

 
Curtis Loftin: "The 'Shack' at the campground has to be a favorite place for all the kids and most of the adults, too.  As a child I was thrilled to buy a paddle-ball, a snow cone, a coke, a hotdog, or some ice cream there.  The wooden windows lift to allow patrons the opportunity to see what's available for purchase".
 

The Shack - 1960s

 

The Shack - November 2006

 

Late fall views of the Shack - November 2006

 

 

28 Aug 2012

The green trees and beautiful crepe myrtles from campmeeting season

 
 
 

1944 Campground Thefts

 
Thefts at the Campground: Around 1944, there were a number of thefts at the campground. Thirty four thefts to be exact. What what was stolen? Stoves - cooking stoves. The campground reimbursed tent owners for their stoves - two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50).
 
A partial list of those who had their stoves stolen included: Thomas Setzer (Tent 32), Fred Beatty (Tent 37), John M. Setzer (Tent 52), C.B. Witherspoon (Tent 73), Mrs. Ida Setzer Loftin (Tent 88) and Mrs. Effie Setzer (Tent 181). Checks from the campground were issued on 12, Jan 1944.
 
 
 

1956 Campground Fire

 
In 1956, there was a massive fire at the campground that destroyed 108 of the wooden tents. This newspaper article from THE OBSERVER-NEWS ENTERPRISE, dated Wednesday, May 9, 1956, tells about the damage.
 

 
SCENE OF BALLS CREEK CAMPGROUND FIRE. This scene shows an overall view of the Balls Creek campground following a fire yesterday that destroyed fully half of the "tents" there. The scene in the left part of the picture shows the west side of the campground, where the fire originated, and where all tents in its path were destroyed. This picture was taken near the spring, at the south end of the campground. The top of the undamaged arbor can be seen at the center of the picture, and at right is where the fire was stopped on the south line of tents. The fire burned over the area at left, around the far northwest corner, and up the north line of tents, about opposite the arbor on the far side of the picture. The extent of damage to tents in the path of the fire is seen in the leveled ruins, tin roofing and seared trees, like the oak at left, which were completely destroyed and blackened from base to tip. This picture was taken from the top of the commissary building at the south end of the campground near the spring.
 

 
 
 
 
 

The Loftin Family & Campmeeting

 
 
William Alexander Loftin (a local Methodist attending Center Methodist Church) loved campmeeting and attended the Balls Creek Campground just like his father, James Franklin Loftin, before him.  Alec greeted his kin in the tent his father had raised in the 1850s and passed the tradition of attending campmeeting on to his children.
 
In August 2010, a 101-year-old Lois Loftin Mundy (daughter of Arthur Lee Loftin and granddaughter of William Alexander Loftin) describes her grandfather Alec as a "not very tall" and "slim man" who loved his family, loved his church and loved campmeeting.
 
Alec's eldest son, Alonzo Lester Loftin,  inherited his father's "tent" at the camp ground and shared the campmeeting experience with his own family.  It was a family tradition. 
 
Alonzo's first wife, Cornelia Estelle Lowrance, died in February of 1904.  According to Peggy Loftin Brotherton, Alonzo first met his second wife, Ida Lillian Setzer, at the Balls Creek Campground that year.  "She was wearing a blue-tiered chiffon dress and when he saw her he said, 'There goes the woman I’m gonna marry.'”  Alonzo got up, pursued her, and eventually wed her in November of the same year.  He was 28 and she was 20.
 

Alonzo had 5 children by Cornelia and another 14 by Ida.  Willie Goble Loftin (wife of Sam William Loftin) said, “When the family all gathered together, they had two tents to house the crowd. There was a small door between the two tents”.  The original Loftin family tents were located at 69 & 70.  Tent 70 was eventually sold, but tent 67 passed to Alonzo and Ida's daughter, Frances Loftin Cook

                             
Most of Alonzo's children eventually had tents of their own.  Sam’s tent was 298 (although he built, lived in, and sold several others), Os’ was 297, Daisy Pearl 300, Sadie 106, Nannie 54, Charlie 183, and Allie 185.  Thelma also had a tent (not sure of the number).  Theodore Roosevelt "Speedo" built four tents (269, 270, 271, 272). Tents were re-numbered by 1963 and Speedo's tent numbers were  - 286, 287, 288 and 289. 
 

For many years the Loftin Family Reunion was held at the Campground

Faces in the Crowd: Willie Goble Loftin, Barry Brotherton, Lou Mayhew Loftin

 
 
Early Campmeeting Photos
 
Curtis Loftin: It was not uncommon for there to be a photographer set up at the campground over the years during campmeeting. Many of the photos that are available to my family today are because of those early campmeeting photos. Not only am I grateful for the quantity of campmeeting photos of my parents, grandparents, aunts & uncles, but I'm also grateful for the quality of the photos. These campmeeting photos were "usually" better than most other family photos of that time period. You'll notice as you peruse this page the number of photos that were taken by a professional photographer during campmeeting.
 

(Left) Ida Lillian Setzer Loftin; (Right) Willie Goble Loftin

 

 
 
 
Loftin Family Tent History
(Partial - and it's Also Constantly Changing)
Name Tent Number Sold/Transferred To
MARTIN:
Wade Martin & Nannie Loftin Martin
 
54 Howard & Wadine Smith
Jessie Martin
Coyte & Alice Martin
Bill & Elma Martin
Glenn Martin & Dot R. Martin
LOFTIN: William Alexander Loftin & Laura Cranford 69, 70 Alonzo Lester Loftin
(Alec's son)
LOFTIN: Alonzo Lester Loftin & Ida Setzer 69 Frances Loftin Cook
(Alonzo's daughter)
LOFTIN: Frances Loftin Cook 69 Norma Cook Stewart
(Frances' daughter)
LOFTIN: Alonzo Lester Loftin & Ida Setzer 70 Sharpe, Haskel & Rachel
LOFTIN: Vernon Lee & Sadie Loftin 106 Linda Lee Setzer
(Sadie's daughter)
LANIER: Dewey Lanier & Thelma Loftin 198?  
LOFTIN:  Charlie Loftin & Edna Jones 183 Louise Loftin Potter
(Charlie's daughter)
LEE: Glenn Lee & Allie Loftin Lee 185 Elaine Martin & Louise Hoyle
(Allie's daughters)
LOFTIN:  Theodore Roosevelt Loftin & Marie Hoke 286  
LOFTIN:  Theodore Roosevelt Loftin & Marie Hoke 287 Paul & Betty Loftin Abernathy
(T.R.L. & M.H.L.'s daughter)
LOFTIN:  Theodore Roosevelt Loftin & Marie Hoke 288 Davis Loftin
(T.R. & M.H. Loftin's son)
LOFTIN:  Theodore Roosevelt Loftin & Marie Hoke 289 Peggy Loftin Brotherton
(T.R. & M.H. Loftin's daughter)
LOFTIN: Paul & Betty Jo Loftin Abernathy 287 Barry & Carla Brotherton
LOFTIN:  Davis Loftin & Lou Mayhew 288  
BROTHERTON: Red Brotherton & Peggy Loftin 289  
LOFTIN:  Oscar Sherrill Loftin & Annie Ruth Travis 297 Janice Lee Bumgarner
(Os' niece)
LOFTIN:  Sam William Loftin & Willie Goble 298 (Unknown)
Curtis Loftin: "These are the tents that I knew about from my childhood, the 1960s, through adulthood,
until many of the original tents were passed on to children or sold".
 
 
Many members of the Loftin, Setzer and Goble families have owned tents at the Balls Creek Campground.  As the years have passed, older tents were torn down and larger more modern ones were constructed on the same site.  Tents have changed colors.  As parents died, family tents usually passed to their children, grandchildren or other relatives.  All the tents originally had dirt floors covered with wood shavings.  The fresh smell of the shavings eventually gave way to concrete floors for many of the tents.  Most tents were originally one-story-buildings. Eventually, however, most became two-story-buildings to allow for additional  sleeping areas in the upstairs part.
 
 

TENT No. 54

 

No. 54 - Tent of Wade Martin & Nannie Loftin Martin
Glenn & Dot Martin, Howard & Wadine Smith, Jessie Martin, Coyte & Alice Martin, Bill & Elma Martin

 

 

 
Half of the tents in the campground burned in a fire in 1953-54.  The debris was eventually cleared and the old lots were marked off for new tents.  Nannie & Wade had previously had a tent, but had sold it.  According to Glenn Martin, about the time that these lots became available, Wade & Nannie Martin, Howard & Wadine Martin Smith, Jessie Martin, Coyte & Alice Martin, and Bill & Elma Martin decided to go in together to purchase a lot and build a tent.  None of the families was interested in staying overnight, but were more interested in having a location to spend time with family and to have lunch after Sunday worship services during campmeeting.  By 2012, with the passing of most of the original owners, the ownership of the tent was held by Glenn & Dot Robinson Martin (son of Bill & Elma) and Howard & Wadine Smith.
 
 

TENT No. 69

 

No. 69 & 70 - Original Tent location for William Alexander Loftin & son Alonzo Lester Loftin
No. 69 - Tent of Ida Setzer Loftin
No. 69 - Tent of Alvin Cook & Frances Loftin Cook
No. 70 - Tent of Haskel & Rachel Sharpe

 

 

 

Professional photos of Ida Setzer Loftin at the Campground prior to her death in 1964

   
 
Thefts at the Campground: Around 1944, there were a number of thefts at the campground. Thirty four to be exact. What what was stolen? Stoves - wood burning cook stoves. Ida Setzer Loftin (Tent 88) was one of those unfortunate tent owners who had her stove stolen. The campground reimbursed tent owners for their stoves - two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50). Checks from the campground were issued on 12 Jan 1944.
 
A partial list of others who had their stoves stolen included: Thomas Setzer (Tent 32), Fred Beatty (Tent 37), John M. Setzer (Tent 52), C.B. Witherspoon (Tent 73) and Mrs. Effie Setzer (Tent 181). John M. Setzer was a brother-in-law to Ida and Mrs. Effie Lowrance Setzer was her sister-in-law (widow of Miles Ernest Setzer). Checks from the campground were issued on 12, Jan 1944. C.B. Witherspoon was Ida's first cousin (the son of her mother's brother, Leander Denford Lutz Witherspoon) and Thomas Setzer was a third cousin.
 

(Left & Middle) Frances Loftin - Youngest child of Alonzo & Ida Setzer Loftin
(Right) Alvin & Frances Loftin Cook

 
 
 

TENT No. 72

 

No. 72 - Tent of Preston Mundy & Lois Loftin Mundy

 

 

Lois was the daughter of Arthur Lee Loftin and granddaughter of William Alexander Loftin
In December 2013 Lois will be 105 years old

 
 

TENT No. 106

 

No. 106 - Tent of Vernon Lee & Sadie Loftin Lee
Daughter: Linda Lee Setzer

 

[The white one at the end of the long row]

 

 

After Sadie's death, her tent passed to her daughter Linda Lee Setzer

 

(Left) Sadie Loftin Lee; (Right) Vernon Lee and J.D. Setzer

 

(Left) Vergie White Foust & Sadie Loftin Lee; (Right) Sadie & Vernon Lee

 

 
 
 

TENT No. 183

 

No. 183 - Tent of Charlie Roosevelt Loftin & Edna Jones Loftin
Daughter: Louise Loftin Potter

 

Charlie & Edna's tent was on one of the corners of the main row

 

 

 

Edna Jones Loftin with her sister-in-law Willie Goble Loftin

 

Charlie & Edna enjoying the swing on the front porch of their tent
in 1986, just two years before Charlie's death in 1988

Charlie was the son of Alonzo Lester Loftin & Ida Lillian Setzer and the grandson of William Alexander Loftin

 

(Left) Gary Potter; and (Right) Morris Hoyle, in 1966
In the early days of campmeeting, each family had their own "outhouse" - as seen in the background

 

Gary was the son of T.A. & Louise Loftin Potter and the grandson of Charlie & Edna Jones Loftin
Morris was the son of Johnny & Louise Lee Hoyle and the grandson of Glenn & Allie Loftin Lee (See Below - Tent 185)

 
 

TENT No. 185

 

No. 185 - Tent of Glenn Lee & Allie Loftin Lee
Daughters: Elaine Lee Martin & Louise Lee Hoyle

 

Glenn and Alie's original tent was torn down and a two-story was built to replace the original

 

The new tent changed colors over the years

After Glenn & Allie's deaths, their daughters Elaine & Louise purchased the tent from the rest of the family
Frequently as the years pass, tents change color, too - tan colored in the top photo and green in the bottom one

 
 

TENT No. 195

 

No. 195 - Tent of J.C. Goble & Ada Eades Goble
Children: Bud & Diane Goble

 

 

Martin Luther Goble spends time at his son's tent (J.C. Goble) prior to his death in 1979
Like most other tents at the campground, the tent changed colors over the years

   

Martin Luther Goble was the son of Jacob Hedrick Goble and Frances Elizabeth Douglas

 
 

TENT No. (Unknown)

 

No. ??? - Dewey & Thelma Loftin Lanier
No current record of what their tent number was in the 1960s & 1970s

 

Campground photos of Thelma

 

 
 
 
 

No. 287, No. 288 & No. 289

 

No. 287, 288, 289 - Tents of Theodore Roosevelt "Speedo" Loftin built for his children

 

No. 287 - Tent of Paul & Betty Loftin Abernathy (Eventually to Barry & Carla Brotherton)
No. 288 - Tent of Davis Loftin & Lou Mayhew Loftin
No. 289 - Tent of Red & Peggy Loftin Brotherton

 

 

A 2012 view of the same tents from the opposite side
No. 287 - Tent was owned by Barry & Carla Brotherton (Speedo's grandson) in 2012

 

(Left) Theodore Roosevelt "Speedo" Loftin; (Right) Marie Hoke Loftin

 

 

(Left) Betty Jo Loftin; (Right) Fred Waters, Davis Loftin & G.C. Lee, Jr. in 1947

  

 

Theodore Roosevelt "Speedo" Loftin (left) with his half-brother, Roy Loftin

 

 
 
 

TENT No. 287

 

No. 287 - Barry & Carla Brotherton in 2012
Previously owned by Theodore Roosevelt Loftin then Betty Loftin Abernathy and her husband, Paul
Barry was the grandson of Theodore R. Loftin and the nephew of Betty Loftin Abernathy

 

No. 287 was purchased by Barry Brotherton after the death of his aunt, Betty Loftin Abernathy

 
 

TENT No. 288

 

No. 288 - Davis Loftin & Lou Mayhew Loftin
Previously owned by Theodore Roosevelt Loftin

 

 
 
 

TENT No. 289

 

No. 289 - Red Brotherton & Peggy Loftin Brotherton
Previously owned by Theodore Roosevelt Loftin

 

 

Faye & Barry Brotherton - children of "Red" & Peggy Loftin Brotherton around 1969

The photo from 1969 was taken at Sam & Willie Loftin's tent
Fay & Barry are the grandchildren of Theodore Roosevelt "Speedo" Loftin and Marie Hoke

 
 

TENT No. 302, No. 301, No. 300, No. 299, No. 298, No. 297, No. 296 & No. 295

 

(Left to Right) Tents 302, 301, 300, 299, 298, 297, 296 and 295

 

  

 

 
 

TENT No. 297

 

No. 297 - Tent of Oscar "Os" Sherrill Loftin & Annie Ruth Loftin
(Left to Right) Tents 299, 298, 297, 296
Niece: Janice Lee Bumgarner

 

 

Os was a brick mason and his Tent was the first at the campground to have a brick veneer.

 

 

(Right) Os Loftin with Annie Ruth, Bubba and Martha Ann at the Campground in the mid-1950's
(Left) Oscar "Os" Sherrill Loftin at Hobb Edwards' tent (300)

 

Os was the son of Alonzo Lester Loftin & Ida Lillian Setzer and the grandson of William Alexander Loftin

 

Os' tent at the campground was eventually sold to his neice, Janice Lee Bungarner
(daughter of Glenn and Alie Loftin Lee)

 
 
 

TENT No. 298

 

No. 298 -Tent of Sam William Loftin & Willie Goble Loftin

 

 
Sam built his tent No. 298 on the vacant lot beside of Eb Hunsucker in the 1960s.  When it was originally built, the height of Sam's tent was the same as Eb's and those to the left of the photo - which provided limited room for standing in the upstairs portion.  After Os built his tent (No. 297), Sam tore the top off of No. 298 and raised the roof to the same level as Os' and those tents to the right side.  This allowed for more standing room in the upstairs portion and thus more beds.  Tent No. 298 had five double beds in the upstairs of Tent No. 298 and one downstairs that Sam & Willie used.  There were curtains hung in the upstairs portion to provide privacy for the various sleeping areas.
 

 
Sam William Loftin (and his wife Willie Aleen Goble) built a tent on the side of the campground close to the "Shack" when they were first married but eventually sold it.  In the 1960s, Sam built a tent to share with his children and grandchildren on the last row - tent number 298.
 

Sam William Loftin - 1940s Campground photos

 

Willie Goble Loftin - 1940s Campground photos

 

 

 

Great photos of Sam, Willie & Billy Ray, about 1944 and 1945
Willie carried the one on the left in her wallet for 30+ years and the one one the right was a double exposure

 

(Left) Willie with Billy Ray, about 1946; (Right) Curtis Loftin, 1956

 

1966 photo of Sam's tent
 (Back Row) Terry Lee & Frankie Edwards
(Left Front) Martin Luther Goble with Beverly & Billy Loftin

This was before the Tent was painted and also when it still had shavings for the floor

Martin Luther Goble was the son of Jacob Hedrick Goble and Frances Elizabeth Douglas
Terry Lee was the son of Glenn Lee and Sallie Allie Loftin

 

Beverly Loftin (age 3.5) and Billy Loftin (age 2.5) in 1966

Beverly & Billy were the grandchildren of Sam Loftin & Willie Goble
and the children of Billy Ray (William Ray) Loftin & Diane Self Loftin

 

Curtis Loftin with Barbara Reinheart in 1969

Curtis was the son of Sam Loftin & Willie Goble
He was the paternal grandson of Alonzo Lester Loftin & Ida Lillian Setzer
and the maternal grandson of Martin Luther Goble & Beulah Vernesta "Nessie" Johnson

 

Eric Loftin, grandson of Sam & Willie Goble Loftin, in 1973

Eric was the son of Billy Ray (William Ray) Loftin & Diane Self Loftin
and the grandson of Sam Loftin & Willie Goble Loftin

 

Billie Eggers with her two boys visit the Loftins during campmeeting in 1973

Billie was the daughter of Bill & Elgevia Goble Eggers and the niece of Willie Goble Loftin
She was the granddaughter of Martin Luther Goble & Beulah Vernesta "Nessie" Johnson

 

Curtis Loftin in his parents tent (No. 298) around 1975
around the time he graduated from Appalachian State University

 
 
 

TENT No. 299

 

No. 299

 

 
 

TENT No. 300

 

No. 300 - Tent of Ruel Herman & Daisy Pearl Loftin Herman

Daughters: Deanie Herman Hilton & Pam Herman Sigmon

 

 

After Ruel & Daisy Pearl's deaths, their tent passed to their daughters Deanie & Pam

 
 

TENT No. 302

 

No. 302 - Last tent location added - built by Sam Loftin to sell

 

 

 
 

TENT No. (Unknown) - Near the old spring

 
Willie Goble Loftin said that Sam built his first tent down near the old spring (and "Shack") before Billy Ray was born. Unfortunately, she didn't remember the exact location or tent number.  She also said that after they sold that tent, they rented up next to Glenn & Alie Loftin Lee. The following two photos were taken at the same time.
 

(Left) Willie Goble Loftin & Billy Ray Loftin around 1945 or 1946

In 2013 when Willie was asked about the 4 girls in the photo on the right, she responded that she couldn't remember.  At an earlier date, she had indicated to Curtis that she was the 2nd girl from the left.

 
Curtis Loftin: "In 2016, my cousin Norma Cook Stewart loaned me a book about the Campground that had been produced by the Catawba County Historical Association in 2002. The book listed tent owners in 1947,  1957 and 1963.  I found out that Dad/Sam Loftin had two tents in 1947. They were 227 and 228".
 
 
 

Campmeeting 2012

 
 
Campmeeting is still enjoyed by many families in Catawba County, NC. The 2012 dates for the Balls Creek Campground were 12 Aug 2012 to 26 Aug 2012.
 
 

The Tents of Haskel & Rachel Sharpe (70) and Frances Loftin Cook (69)

 

Frances Loftin Cook, age 85, greets family members and friends in 2012

 

Carolyn Weeks Loftin and Frances Loftin Cook

 

Curtis Loftin at his Aunt Frances' Tent

 

Frances' daughter, Norma Cook Stewart, and granddaughter

 

Curtis visits with T.A. & Louise Loftin Potter and Ronnie Edmondson while Carolyn snaps a photo

 

Walking around the campground to visit with other family members and friends

 

Peggy Loftin Brotherton and her son Barry
Even a broken leg can keep you away from campmeeting

 
 
One of the fun aspects of campmeeting is walking around the main circle - and visiting with family and friends.  As we head from late afternoon toward evening, the crowd begins to grow.  Many Tents on the main circle also have upstairs balconies.
 
 

 

 

 

Ceiling fans provide some cooling air for the August heat

 
 

The Arbor decorated with potted plants for 2012 Campmeeting

 

People begin to arrive for the last Saturday night gospel singing

 

 
 
Annual Tent Tax is about $100 for the two week stay and is paid during August.  Collected Tent Tax helps the Campground Trustees maintain the grounds, the bathrooms, the Arbor, among other things.
 
If fortunate enough to own a tent at the campground, you can usually park two cars behind your Tent.  If you've a visitor, there is usually ample parking - but sometimes across the road or in the grass areas near the entrances.
 

 

 

Thanks to Carolyn for helping with the photos

 
 
 
 

16 Feb 2013 - Snow

 
 
Normally there's no one staying at the Campground during the Winter months, but when Catawba County had a beautiful snow on Saturday, February 16, 2013, Matthew Brotherton was there with his cell phone/camera.  Thanks Matthew for the photos.
 

The Arbor at the center of the Campground

 

Tents around the campground area

 

 

The Shack

 
 
 
 

TENT OWNERSHIP

 
 
Over the years, tent ownership has changed. Even the tent numbers have changed as additional tents were added. Tent ownership usually passed down from generation to generation but sometimes ownership was sold outside of the family, too. The following list of tent owners from 1947, 1957 and 1963 are listed in "Balls Creek Campmeeting - 150 Years of Faith, Family & Friends", published by the Catawba County Historical Association in 2004.
 
 
 

1947 Tent Ownership

 
 
Balls Creek Camp Ground Tent Ownership - 1947
SOURCE: "Balls Creek Campmeeting - 150 Years of Faith, Family & Friends"
Presented & Published by the Catawba County Historical Association
Tent
No.
Name Address   Tent
No.
Name Address
1 Leonard, C.T. Catawba, NC   26 Brown, Will Long Island, NC
2 Wilkinson, R.P. Maiden, NC   27 Robinson, Luther Newton, NC
3 Kale, Mrs. Claude Catawba, NC   28 Hewitt, W.A. (Heirs) Newton, NC
4 Edison, Mrs. J.H. Norfolk, VA   29 Hewitt, Lee Newton, NC
5 Caldwell, D.E. Newton, NC   30 Drum, J.F. Catawba, NC
6 Carpenter, Mrs. M.F. Maiden, NC   31 Cline, W.F. Catawba, NC
7 Sherrill, James Hickory, NC   32 Setzer, Tom Hickory, NC
8 Hewitt, Robert Newton, NC   33 Cline, Miss Mary Ellen Catawba, NC
9 Coulter, J.P. Catawba, NC   34 Troutman, F.P. Charlotte, NC
10 Lineberger, W.W. Maiden, NC   35 Mackey, J. Catawba, NC
11 Martin, A.S. (Estate) Maiden, NC   36 Hawn, Fred Claremont, NC
12 Harbinson, C.E. High Point, NC   37 Gabriel, W.A. Sherrills Ford, NC
13 Drum, G.P. Newton, NC   38 Beatty, Fred L. Statesville, NC
14 Burges, R.G. Newton, NC   39 Smith, Mrs. D.P. Newton, NC
15 Gantt, Mrs. W.M. Catawba, NC   40 Miller, A.R. Claremont, NC
16 Keener, Mrs. R.W. Hickory, NC   41 Lowrance, A.S. Claremont, NC
17 Hodges, J.E. Maiden, NC   42 Sherrill, Mrs. Lucy Terrell, NC
18 Carpenter, Mrs. M.F. Maiden, NC   43 Alley, Mrs. W.L. Catawba, NC
19 Smith, Mrs. W.F. Maiden, NC   44 Murray, Lloyd Catawba, NC
20 Smith, W.F. Maiden, NC   45 McCombs, Marvin Statesville, NC
21 Setzer, Glenn Claremont, NC   46 Murray, J.L. Catawba, NC
22 Wilson, Nettie Newton, NC   47 Sigmon, T.D. Catawba, NC
23 Wilson, Janie Newton, NC   48 Drum, J.B. Catawba, NC
24 Carter, Ernest Lincolnton, NC   48   Jones, Foye C. Charlotte, NC
25 Gabriel, Bob C. Sherrills Ford, NC   49 Catawba Charge Tent Catawba, NC
        50 Cloninger, D.S. Maiden, NC
 
 
Balls Creek Camp Ground Tent Ownership - 1947
SOURCE: "Balls Creek Campmeeting - 150 Years of Faith, Family & Friends"
Presented & Published by the Catawba County Historical Association
Tent
No.
Name Address   Tent
No.
Name Address
51 Hewitt, C.B. Claremont, NC   76 Aberholt, Mrs. J.H. Catawba, NC
52 Setzer, John M. Claremont, NC   77 Kale, C.E. Long Island, NC
53 Saunders, J.F. Newton, NC   78 Kale, A.E. Catawba, NC
54 Stiles, E.B. Catawba, NC   79 Rowe, F.A. Catawba, NC
55 Coulter, John Catawba, NC   80 Frye, Mrs. N.E. Catawba, NC
56 Cornelius, Zarr Catawba, NC   81 Long, Dr. Glenn Newton, NC
57 Martin, O.S. Catawba, NC   82 White, L.A. Sherrills Ford, NC
58 Sherrill, Mrs. Janie Catawba, NC   83 Lowrance, Mrs. Essie Catawba, NC
59 Beatty, O.L. Sherrills Ford, NC   84 Eckard, Frank Newton, NC
60 Brotherton, Norman Sherrills Ford, NC   85 Howard, D.S. Davidson, NC
61 McGinnis, J.R. Catawba, NC   86 Lowrance, John Catawba, NC
62 Shook, M.L. Catawba, NC   Ki Long, W.E. Denver, NC
63 Dickerson, Mrs. T.C. Orlando, FL   88 Wilkinson, M.C. Catawba, NC
64 Stamey, Mrs. Will Newton, NC   89 Wilkinson, M.C. Catawba, NC
65 Troutman, Mrs. W.A. Catawba, NC   90 Johnson, J.E. Sr. Catawba, NC
66 Troutman, J.T. Catawba, NC   91 Howard, John Catawba, NC
67 Moore, Clyde Catawba, NC   92 Wilkinson, Z.W. Catawba, NC
68 Loftin, Mrs. Ida Catawba, NC   93 Keller, Mrs. Mamie Newton, NC
69 McGinnis, Mrs. Lee Catawba, NC   94 Drum, D.W. Newton, NC
70 Moore, Robert Catawba, NC   95 Robinson, Mrs. J.F. Gastonia, NC
71 Cline, W.S. Maiden, NC   96 Robinson, Mrs. J.F. Gastonia, NC
72 Dagenhardt, Frank J. Catawba, NC   97 Bandy, Grank Catawba, NC
73 Witherspoon, C.B. Claremont, NC   98 Abernathy, Cleo Newton, NC
74 Dellinger, A.L. Newton, NC   99 (No Data Available)  
75 Dellinger, A.L. Newton, NC   100 Setzer, W.B. (Heirs) Gastonia, NC
 
 
Balls Creek Camp Ground Tent Ownership - 1947
SOURCE: "Balls Creek Campmeeting - 150 Years of Faith, Family & Friends"
Presented & Published by the Catawba County Historical Association
Tent
No.
Name Address   Tent
No.
Name Address
101 Jones, D.L. Maiden, NC   126 Caldwell, P.G. Newton, NC
102 Drum, D.E. Catawba, NC   127 Reinhardt, Clyde Newton, NC
103 Beaver, Mrs. Beulah Rockwell, NC   128 Caldwell, L.F. Maiden, NC
104 Cline, R.H. Statesville, NC   129 Cline, John A. Newton, NC
105 Arndt, Everett B. Mt. Holly, NC   130 Caldwell, R.G. Maiden, NC
106 Drum, F.W. Claremont, NC   131 Lawing, Joe Maiden, NC
107 Barker, E.T. Claremont, NC   132 Stafford, Mrs. Seth
Sigmon, Mrs. Alice
Granite Falls, NC
Newton, NC
108 Drum, B.H Catawba, NC   133 Cline, Craig Maiden, NC
109 Gryder, Helen Sherrills Ford, NC   134 Withers, Lester Maiden, NC
110 Gantt, V.M. Catawba, NC   135 Gilleland, Mrs. M.O. Maiden, NC
111 Barringer, N.P. Newton, NC   136 Edwards, Guy A. Catawba, NC
112 Harbinson, C.E. High Point, NC   137 Cornelius, Van Newton, NC
113 Edwards, P.W. Catawba, NC   138 Sherrill, T.E. Catawba, NC
114 Hewitt, M.W Newton, NC   139 Sherrill, T.E. Catawba, NC
115 Robinson, R.R. Maiden, NC   140 Smith, Mrs. J.J. Catawba, NC
116 Barringer, Sinclair Newton, NC   141 Jones, Edwin Catawba, NC
117 Hawn, E.A. Maiden, NC   142 Jones, H.F. Catawba, NC
118 Hewitt, Mrs. E.D. Newton, NC   143 Reid, Mrs. Joe Valdese, NC
119 Withers, Anna Maiden, NC   144 Moss, Sumter Sherrills Ford, NC
120 Withers, A.B. Maiden, NC   145 Gantt, J.E. Albermarle, NC
121 Bumgarner, Theodore Lincolnton, NC   146 Rhone, W.O. Catawba, NC
122 Harbinson, Lee Maiden, NC   147 Love, R.I. Newton, NC
123 Carpenter, Mrs. M.F. Maiden, NC   148 Little, A.P. Catawba, NC
124 Carpenter, Mrs. M.F. Maiden, NC   149 Harwell, Mrs. H.G. Catawba, NC
125 Laney, R.B. Newton, NC   150 Fisher, Mrs. J.D. Sherrills Ford, NC
 
 
Balls Creek Camp Ground Tent Ownership - 1947
SOURCE: "Balls Creek Campmeeting - 150 Years of Faith, Family & Friends"
Presented & Published by the Catawba County Historical Association
Tent
No.
Name Address   Tent
No.
Name Address
151 Gabriel, Dowd Sherrills Ford, NC   176 Robinson, Boyd B. Catawba, NC
152 Sherrill, Mrs. A.R. Statesville, NC   177 Caldwell, P.E. Catawba, NC
153 Gabriel, Mrs. J.F. Sherrills Ford, NC   178 Setzer, Mrs. Mary Claremont, NC
154 Hill, J.E. Statesville, NC   179 Hewitt, Lon Claremont, NC
155 Martin, Mrs. Guy Gastonia   180 Setzer, J.W. Maiden, NC
156 Detter, Charlie Newton, NC   181 Setzer, Mrs. Effie Claremont, NC
157 Love, Miss Eula Newton, NC   182 Setzer, Avery Claremont, NC
158 Love, J.J.
Bircham, A.L
Newton, NC   183 Hilderbrand, L.A. Sherrills Ford, NC
159 Arndt, C.E. Catawba, NC   184 Setzer, Grady G. Maiden, NC
160 Hager, James Catawba, NC   185 Lee, Glenn & Allie L. Catawba, NC
161 Murray, Mrs. O.D. Catawba, NC   186 Hoke, G.W. Claremont
162 Wilson, Quince Newton, NC   187 Bandy, Mrs. Samuel Lincolnton, NC
163 Whisnant, R.N Newton, NC   188 Sherrill, Jarvis Davidson, NC
164 Cline, E.O. Newton, NC   189 Drum, W.L. Claremont, NC
165 Howard, Mrs. L.A. Davidson, NC   190 Drum, Ivey Catawba, NC
166 Robinson, J.F. Davidson, NC   191 Drum, Preston Reidsville, NC
167 Cline, Fred Lincolnton, NC   192 Drum, G.D. Maiden, NC
168 Cloninger, E.V Claremont, NC   193 Huffman, A.R. Maiden, NC
169 Setzer, D. Lee Newton, NC   194 Crawford, Gus Long Island, NC
170 McGee, Mrs. Oliver Newton, NC   195 Cline, Z.W Long Island, NC
171 Sherrill, C.W. Claremont, NC   196 Drum, J.L. Catawba, NC
172 Coulter, J.W. Catawba, NC   197 Rowe, Max Long Island, NC
173 Jones, George Stanley, NC   198 Bandy, Frank Catawba, NC
174 Price, Lloyd E. Newton, NC   199 Christenbury, Joe Catawba, NC
175 Murphy, Mrs. Fannie Stanley, NC   200 Drum, Mrs. A.S. Maiden, NC
 
 
Balls Creek Camp Ground Tent Ownership - 1947
SOURCE: "Balls Creek Campmeeting - 150 Years of Faith, Family & Friends"
Presented & Published by the Catawba County Historical Association
Tent
No.
Name Address   Tent
No.
Name Address
201 Drum, R.E. Newton, NC   226 Campbell, Mrs. J.P. (Heirs) Davidson, NC
202 Williams, George Newton, NC   227 Loftin, Sam Catawba, NC
203 Drum, L.G. Newton, NC   228 Loftin, Sam Catawba, NC
204 Drum, L.G. Newton, NC   229 Whisnant, Banks Maiden, NC
205 Drum, L.B. Catawba, NC   230 Hoyle, Guy Maiden, NC
206 Drum, A.W Davidson, NC   231 Strutt, Logan Maiden, NC
207 Cresimore, S.C. Catawba, NC   232 Strutt, Logan Maiden, NC
208 Fulbright, Henry Catawba, NC   233 Abernathy, E. Glenn Maiden, NC
209 Drum, Robert Maiden, NC   234 Lawing, Clyde Maiden, NC
210 Caldwell, Mrs. Perry D. Maiden, NC   235 Hefner, Mrs. Banner Maiden, NC
211 Hicks, Beauford Maiden, NC   *236 Coley, J.L. Newton, NC
212 Jones, H.A. Maiden, NC   *237 Finch, Ben Newton, NC
213 Jones, Floyd Maiden, NC   238 (No Data Available)  
214 Wilkinson, E.W. Newton, NC   239 (No Data Available)  
215 Bandy, Everett Newton, NC   240 (No Data Available)  
216 (No Data Available)     241 (No Data Available)  
217 (No Data Available)     242 (No Data Available)  
218 (No Data Available)     243 (No Data Available)  
*219 Little, J.L. Davidson, NC   244 Sigmon, George M. Newton, NC
*220 Coley, H.L. Newton, NC   245 Hovis, J.F. Lincolnton, NC
*221 Coley, H.L. Newton, NC   246 Hicks, J.E. Maiden, NC
*222 Coley, H.L. Newton, NC   247 Lutz, L.F. Maiden, NC
*223 Coley, H.L. Newton, NC   248 Crowe, E.C. Maiden, NC
*224 Coley, H.L. Newton, NC   249 Setzer, J.B Lincolnton, NC
225 Hill, I.L. Sherrills Ford, NC   250 Drum, Monroe Statesville, NC
        251 Beard, J.W Maiden, NC
        252 Abernathy, J.S. Lincolnton, NC
        253 Leonard, Mrs. C.C. Lincolnton, NC
        254 Setzer, Daniel Catawba, NC
        255 Setzer, W.T. Claremont, NC
        256 Lee, Roger Newton, NC
* Designates an empty lot with no tent
 
 

1957 Tent Ownership

 
 
Balls Creek Camp Ground Tent Ownership - 1957
SOURCE: "Balls Creek Campmeeting - 150 Years of Faith, Family & Friends"
Presented & Published by the Catawba County Historical Association
Tent
No.
Name Address   Tent
No.
Name Address
1 Leonard, T.T. Catawba, NC   26 Brown, Misses Aileen & Una Mae Unknown
2 Wilkinson, R.F. Maiden, NC   27 Henry, J.J. Lincolnton, NC
3 Martin, Mrs. Boyd Sherrills Ford, NC   28 Jones, William C. Catawba, NC
4 Edison, Mrs. J.H. Norfolk, VA   29 Hewitt, W.F. & Paul; Mrs. Ross Long Newton, NC
5 Caldwell, D.E. Newton, NC   30 Drum, Lewis F. Newton, NC
6 Abernethy, E.G. Newton, NC   31 Cline, Miss Mary Ellen Catawba, NC
7 Sherrill, James Lenoir, NC   32 Cline, Mrs. John A. Newton, NC
8 Hewitt, Fred Newton, NC   33 Laney, Grady & Bessie Maiden, NC
9 Coulter, J.P. Catawba, NC   34 Caldwell, John Jr. Maiden, NC
10 Lowman, Samuel Maiden, NC   34a Elmore, Henry Catawba, NC
11 McCaslin, T.W. (Estate of A.S. Martin) Maiden, NC   34b Elmore, Ben Catawba, NC
11a Fulwood, Mrs. Edgar Lincolnton, NC   35 Setzer, Mrs. Daniel Catawba, NC
11b Harbinson, Mrs. C.E. High Point, NC   36 Gabriel, W.A. Mooresville, NC
12 Harbinson, Mrs. C.E. High Point, NC   37 Beatty, Miss Eunice Mooresville, NC
13 Lawing, Mrs. O.S. Newton, NC   38 Beatty, Mrs. Mamie Sherrills Ford, NC
14 Dellinger, Henry Maiden, NC   39 Edwards, Rupert & Leon Newton, NC
15 Gantt, Mrs W.M. (deceased) Catawba, NC   40 Harwell, Gaither D. Claremont, NC
16 Keener, T. Carr Maiden, NC   41 Brown, Melvin Terrell, NC
17 Beal, D.C. & Eubanks, Ralph Gastonia, NC   42 Gantt, Vince & Jimmie Catawba, NC
18 Spencer, Mrs. Buford Newton, NC   43 Jones, Clarence Charlotte, NC
19 Kanupp, T.A. Newton, NC   44 Miller, Lane Ellis Claremont, NC
20 Smith, W.F. Maiden, NC   45 Murray, Phil & Steve
Ervin, John Carl & Martha Ann
Heavner, Joel & Dudley
Catawba, NC
21 Setzer, Glenn Claremont, NC   46 Sigmon, Miss Geraldine Catawba, NC
22 Wilson, Miss Janie Newton, NC   47 Long, Mrs. Henrietta
Hood, Mrs. W.W.
Newton, NC
23 Wilson, Miss Janie Newton, NC   48 Drum, Miss Floye Catawba, NC
24 Carter, Mrs. Ernest Lincolnton, NC   48a  Jones, Foy C. Charlotte, NC
25 Gabriel, Bob C. Sherrills Ford, NC   49 Balls Creek Campground Tent Catawba, NC
        50 Sigmon, Mrs. Claude M. Sr
Blackburd, Rosco
Newton, NC
Newton, NC
 
 
Balls Creek Camp Ground Tent Ownership - 1957
SOURCE: "Balls Creek Campmeeting - 150 Years of Faith, Family & Friends"
Presented & Published by the Catawba County Historical Association
Tent
No.
Name Address   Tent
No.
Name Address
51 Hewitt, John, L. Claremont, NC   76 Aderholt, Mrs. J.H. Catawba, NC
52 Setzer, Thad D. NC   77 Kale, Mrs. C.E. Long Island, NC
53 Saunders, Arthur L. Newton, NC   78 Kale, Mrs. Ralph Catawba, NC
54 Martin, Yates Newton, NC   78a Rowe, Ned R. Catawba, NC
55 Beatty, Mrs. Jack
Robinson, Miss Mary Anna
Denver, NC   79 Rowe, Neil Catawba, NC
56 Cornelius, Miss Peggy Catawba, NC   80 Frye, Mrs. N.E. Catawba, NC
56a Drum, R.D. Lenoir, NC   81 Long, Dr. Fred Y. Catawba, NC
56b Drum, Dorsey Hickory, NC   82 Felts, Blaine S. Derita, NC
57 Martin, Alvin Jr. & Lutz, H.L. Charlotte, NC   83 Lowrance, Mrs. Essie Catawba, NC
58 Sherrill, Glenn Catawba, NC   84 Eckard, Mrs. Frank A. Newton, NC
58a Sherrill, Max W. Catawba, NC   85 Howard, D.S. & Richard Denver, NC
59 Beatty, C.L. Sherrills Ford, NC   86 Edwards, John S. & Mrs. Vada Claremont, NC
60 Brotherton, Norman Sherrills Ford, NC   87 Lineberger, Grover Newton, NC
61 Caldwell, Robert Newton, NC   88 Wilkinson, Mrs. M.C. (Deceased)
Wilkinson - Ray, Ruby & Mae
Newton, NC
62 Shook, Paul Catawba, NC   89 Wilkinson, Mrs. M.C. (Deceased) Newton, NC
63 Harkey, Mrs. W.M. (Sarah Lou) Orlando, FL   90 Johnson, Joe Catawba, NC
64 Stamey, Will A. Newton, NC   91 Howard, John Catawba, NC
65 White, Mrs. Seth R. Catawba, NC   92 Wilkinson, Mrs. Z.W. (Deceased) Catawba, NC
66 Troutman, Mr & Mrs. J.T. Catawba, NC   93 Sipe, David Catawba, NC
67 Moore, Clyde Catawba, NC   94 Drum, Mrs. D.W. (Deceased) Newton, NC
68 Cook, Mrs. Frances Loftin Catawba, NC   95 Miller, Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Granite Falls, NC
69 Murray, J.W & Sharpe, Haskel C. Catawba, NC   96 Drum, Mrs. Howard Newton, NC
70 Cresimore, Willie Catawba, NC   97 Bandy, Frank Catawba, NC
71 Harwell, Mrs. Boyce Newton, NC   98 Abernethy, L.A. (  Tent) Newton, NC
72 Dagenhart, Frank J. Catawba, NC   99 Abernethy, L.A. Newton, NC
73 Witherspoon, C.B. Claremont, NC   100 Setzer, W.B. (Heirs) Unknown
74 Dellinger, A.L. (Deceased) Unknown        
75 Dellinger, A.L. (Deceased) Unknown        
 
 
Balls Creek Camp Ground Tent Ownership - 1957
SOURCE: "Balls Creek Campmeeting - 150 Years of Faith, Family & Friends"
Presented & Published by the Catawba County Historical Association
Tent
No.
Name Address   Tent
No.
Name Address
101 Jones, Mrs. C.L. Maiden, NC   126 Caldwell, F.G. Jr. Newton, NC
102 Drum, D.E. Catawba, NC   127 Black, Gerald Catawba, NC
103 Auton, F. Lander Newton, NC   128 Caldwell, L.F. Maiden, NC
104 Cline, R.H. (Heirs) Statesville, NC   129 Sigmon, Wendell Denver, NC
105 Arndt, Everett B. Mr. Holly, NC   130 Lawing, Tyson Maiden, NC
106 Lee, Vernon & Sadie Catawba, NC   131 Sigmon, George Newton, NC
107 Barker, E.T. Claremont, NC   132 Stafford, Mrs. Seth Granite Falls, NC
108 Drum, B.H. Catawba, NC   133 Cline, Craig Newton, NC
109 Gryder, Mrs. Helen Sherrills Ford, NC   134 Withers, Lester Maiden, NC
110 Huffman, Mrs. Marie Newton, NC   135 Gilleland, Mrs. M.O. Maiden, NC
111 Barringer, Mrs. N.F. (Heirs) Newton, NC   136 Drum, Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Fortamouth, VA
112 Dellinger, Mrs. W.E. Maiden, NC   137 Cornelius, Van Unknown
113 Caldwell, Mr & Mrs. Fred Newton, NC   138 Sherrill, Cletus Sherrills Ford, NC
114 Drum, Floyd C. Maiden, NC   139 Sherrill, Butler Sherrills Ford, NC
115 Schronce, Mr. & Mrs. Loy Maiden, NC   140 Smith, Mrs. J.J. Catawba, NC
116 Barringer, Mrs. Sinclair Newton, NC   141 Jones, Edwin Valdese, NC
117 Hawn, E.A. Maiden, NC   142 Jones, H.F. (Deceased) Catawba, NC
118 Caldwell, Everett A Maiden, NC   143 Reid, Mrs. Joe Valdese, NC
119 Withers, Mrs. Annah Maiden, NC   144 Moss, Loyd Catawba, NC
120 Withers, A.B. Maiden, NC   145 Harwell, Mrs. Hazel Catawba, NC
121 Shuford, Mrs. Martha
Wilkinson, Mrs. Lizzie
Lincolnton, NC
Charlotte, NC
  146 Felts, Clyde Kanapolis, NC
122 Harbinson, Lee Maiden   147 Love, R.I. Newton, NC
123 Beal, Overy Lincolnton, NC   148 Sherrill, Mrs. Chester Mt. Holly, NC
124 Davis, Miss Almeeta Maiden, NC   149 Harwell, Mrs. Boyce Newton, NC
125 Laney, R.B. Newton, NC   150 Gabriel, Coyle Unknown
 
 
Balls Creek Camp Ground Tent Ownership - 1957
SOURCE: "Balls Creek Campmeeting - 150 Years of Faith, Family & Friends"
Presented & Published by the Catawba County Historical Association
Tent
No.
Name Address   Tent
No.
Name Address
151 Gabriel, Dowd Sherrills Ford, NC   176 Little, Jim Denver, NC
152 Sherrill, Mrs. A.R. (Deceased) Statesville, NC   176a Drum, Giles Denver, NC
153 Gabriel, Mrs. J.F. Sherrills Ford, NC   177 Bandy, Harvey Newton, NC
154 Hill, James A. Terrell, NC   178 Setzer, Mrs. Mary Claremont, NC
155 Hill, George W. Terrell, NC   179 Miller, Raymond Granite Falls, NC
156 Detter, Loomis Newton, NC   180 Setzer, Vernon Unknown
157 Love, Miss Eula Newton, NC   18a Setzer, Vernon Unknown
158 Love, J.J. & Bircham, A.L. Newton, NC   181 Setzer, S.W. Claremont, NC
159 Arndt, C.E. Catawba, NC   182 Setzer, Avery Claremont, NC
160 Warren, C.E. Maiden, NC   183 Loftin, Charlie & Edna Catawba, NC
161 Mayberry, Edward L. Maiden, NC   184 Setzer, Thad E. Claremont, NC
162 Bolick, Albert L. Newton, NC   185 Lee, Glenn & Allie Catawba, NC
163 Whisnant, R.N Newton, NC   186 Hoke, Mrs. Naomi Claremont, NC
164 Drum, Mrs. Howard Newton, NC   187 Abernethy, C.D.
Lawing, B.L.
Maiden, NC
Maiden, NC
165 Howard, Cloy L. Dr.
Howard, R.R.
Denver, NC
Sherrills Ford, NC
  188 Sherrill, Jarvis Denver, NC
166 Sigmon, W.A. Denver, NC   189 Drum, W.L. Claremont, NC
167 Cline, Mrs. Fred Lincolnton, NC   190 Drum, Ivey Charlotte, NC
168 Clonninger, E.V
Connor, Rowell
Claremont, NC
Claremont, NC
  191 Cline, Mrs. E.O. Unknown
169 Setzer, D. Lee Newton, NC   192 Drum, G.D. Newton, NC
170 McGee, Mervin Newton, NC   193 Drum, Paul Newton, NC
170a Cline, Lester Lincolnton, NC   194 Harwell, James Catawba, NC
171 Drum, Mrs. Grady Catawba, NC   195 Cline, Z.W. (Deceased) Unknown
171a Mackie, Ray Catawba, NC   196 Goble, Kenneth Catawba, NC
172 Setzer, Ernest R. Claremont, NC   197 Rowe, Max Unknown
173 Setzer, Mrs. Patrick Clarmont, NC   198 Bandy, Frank Catawba, NC
174 Lineberger, Milton G. Sherrills Ford, NC   199 Cresimore, Clyde
White, Coyte
Catawba, NC
Catawba, NC
175 Sherrill, Joyce
Howard, Emitt
Denver, NC
Denver, NC
  200 Sipe, J.H. Maiden, NC
 
 
Balls Creek Camp Ground Tent Ownership - 1957
SOURCE: "Balls Creek Campmeeting - 150 Years of Faith, Family & Friends"
Presented & Published by the Catawba County Historical Association
Tent
No.
Name Address   Tent
No.
Name Address
201 Drum, Mrs. R.E. Newton, NC   226 Overcash, Glenn & Oneda Maiden, NC
202 Drum, Mrs. R.E. Newton, NC   227 Beal, Darrell & Jewel Maiden, NC
203 Drum, L.G. Newton, NC   228 Taylor, Miss Edith Geneva Maiden, NC
204 Drum, Miss Betty Jean Newton, NC   229 Detter, Aileen B. Maiden, NC
205 Drum, L.B. Catawba, NC   230 Hoyle, Guy Maiden, NC
206 Drum, A.W. Sherrills Ford, NC   231 Cline, Irene; Varnell, Betty;
Clemmer, Mildred; Smith, Dib
Newton, NC
207 Cresimore, Mrs. S.C. (Deceased) Catawba, NC   232 Wilkinson, Mrs. Nancy L. Maiden, NC
208 Poston, Connelly Long Island, NC   233 Laney, Brown Jr. Maiden, NC
209 Drum, Robert Maiden, NC   234 Laney, William Haston Maiden, NC
210 Caldwell, Mrs. Perry D. Maiden, NC   235 Heffner, Mrs. Banner Maiden, NC
211 Hicks, Buford Newton, NC   236 Caldwell, R.G. Maiden, NC
212 Jones, H.A. Maiden, NC   237 (No Data Available)  
213 Jones, Floyd Maiden, NC   238 (No Data Available)  
214 Wilkinson, E.C. Maiden, NC   239 (No Data Available)  
215 Bandy, Everett Newton, NC   240 (No Data Available)  
216 Sigmon, Mrs. J.L. Hickory, NC   241 (No Data Available)  
217 Sigmon, Mrs. J.L. Hickory, NC   242 (No Data Available)  
218 Sigmon, Mrs. J.L. Hickory, NC   243 Wilson, Billie Catawba, NC
219 Josey, Sinclair Maiden, NC   Lot
244
Hewitt, Elliott Maiden, NC
220 Abernethy, Clarence Catawba, NC   245 Hewitt, Elliott Maiden, NC
221 Caldwell, Wade Lincolnton, NC   246 Hicks, Mrs. J.E. Maiden, NC
222 Herman, Mrs. A.L. Charlotte, NC   247 Beal, Robert E.
Lane, Michael
Lincolnton, NC
Lincolnton, NC
223 Herman, Mrs. A.L. Charlotte, NC   248 Crow, E.C. Maiden, NC
224 Keever, Mrs. Bayne P. High Point, NC   249  Setzer, J.B. Lincolnton, NC
225 Keever, Mrs. Bayne P. High Point, NC   250 Sipe, Garland
Poole, Marvil
Maiden, NC
Maiden, NC
 
 
Balls Creek Camp Ground Tent Ownership - 1957
SOURCE: "Balls Creek Campmeeting - 150 Years of Faith, Family & Friends"
Presented & Published by the Catawba County Historical Association
Tent
No.
Name Address   Tent
No.
Name Address
251 Beard, Dewey Newton, NC   261 Carpenter, L.W.
Lineberger, W.F.
Claremont, NC
Claremont, NC
252 Ingle, Mrs. Alda Maiden, NC   262 Jones, Mrs. Ross (Deceased) Conover, NC
253 Lee, Oscar Catawba, NC   263 Setzer, Dean Claremont, NC
254 Lee, Max H. Newton, NC   264 Sigmon, Robert Unknown
255 Huffman, Coyte High Point, NC   265 Setzer, A.L. Sr. Claremont, NC
256 Lee, Rodger Newton, NC   266 Howard, D.S.
Howard, Richard
Denver, NC
Denver, NC
256a Edwards, Joe Catawba, NC   267 Elliott, A.L. Unknown
256b Edwards, Joe Catawba, NC   268 Holbrooks, Jesse
Drum, Fred W.
Newton, NC
Newton, NC
256c Price, Norris     269 Loftin, T.R. Catawba, NC
256d Price, Norris     270 Loftin, T.R. Catawba, NC
256e McGee Conover, NC   271 Loftin, T.R. Catawba, NC
Lot
256f
(No Data Available)     272 Loftin, T.R. Catawba, NC
256g PREACHERS TENT     273 Eades, Mrs. Walter Newton, NC
256h Mundy, Carlton O. Catawba, NC   274 Eades, Mrs. Walter Newton, NC
257 Miller, A.R. Claremont, NC   275 Mundy, Ralph Catawba, NC
258 Shoot, Brittian Conover, NC   276 Coble, Mrs. S.B. Mt. Ulla, NC
259 Hewitt, E. Clyde High Point, NC   277 Kale, Mrs. Elsie Charlotte, NE
 
 

1963 Tent Ownership

 
 
Balls Creek Camp Ground Tent Ownership - 1963
SOURCE: "Balls Creek Campmeeting - 150 Years of Faith, Family & Friends"
Presented & Published by the Catawba County Historical Association
Tent
No.
Name Address   Tent
No.
Name Address
1 Leonard, C.T Catawba, NC   26 Brown, Miss Una Mae Long Island, NC
2 Wilkinson, Dale Maiden, NC   27 Henry, Mrs. J.J. Maiden, NC
3 Martin, Mrs. Boyd Sherrills Ford, NC   28 Jones, W.O. Catawba, NC
4 Story, Phillip Maiden, NC   29 Hewitt, Paul Newton, NC
5 Caldwell, D.E. Newton, NC   30 Drum, Lewis Newton, NC
6 Abernathy, Z.G. Newton, NC   31 Cline, Mary Ellen Catawba, NC
7a Sherrill, James Lenoir, NC   32 Cline, Mrs. John Newton, NC
7b Sherrill, James Lenoir, NC   33 Laney, Grady Maiden, NC
8 Laney, Miss Marsalene Maiden, NC   34 Caldwell, John Jr. Maiden, NC
9 Coulter, Mrs. Zella H. Catawba, NC   34a Elmore, Henry Catawba, NC
10 Lowman, Samuel Maiden, NC   34b Elmore, Ben Catawba, NC
11 Lindler, Mrs. Edna Conover, NC   35 Setzer, Mrs. D.J. Catawba, NC
12 Harbinson, Mrs. C.A. High Point, NC   36 Gabriel, Wade Mooresille, NC
13 Lawing, Mrs. C.S. Newton, NC   37 Beatty, Eunice Mooresville, NC
14 Dellinger, N.P. Maiden, NC   38 Beatty, Mrs. Mamie Belle Sherrills Ford, NC
15 Gantt, Ross Mt. Holly, NC   39 Edward, Rupert Newton, NC
16 Wilson, Jack Catawba, NC   40 Harvell, Gaither Claremont, NC
17 Eubanks, Ralph Pageland, NC   41 Brown, Melvin Terrell, NC
18 Spencer, Mrs. Buford Newton, NC   42 Gantt, Jimmy Catawba, NC
19 Austin, Mrs. Bill Maiden, NC   43 Jones, Clarence Catawba, NC
20 Smith, Wade F. Maiden, NC   44 Miller, Lane E. Claremont, NC
21 Setzer, Mrs. Glenn R. Claremont, NC   45 Cline, Frank & Others Catawba, NC
22 Wilson, Janie Newton, NC   46 Sigmon, Miss Geraldine Catawba, NC
23 Wilson, Janie Newton, NC   47 Long, Mrs. Henry Etta Newton, NC
24 Carter, Mrs. E.V. Maiden, NC   48 Drum, Miss Floye J. Catawba. NC
25 Gabriel, R.C. Sherrills Ford, NC   48a Jones, Foye Catawba, NC
        49 Campground Tent  
        50 Blackburn, Mrs. Rosco Newton, NC
 
 
Balls Creek Camp Ground Tent Ownership - 1963
SOURCE: "Balls Creek Campmeeting - 150 Years of Faith, Family & Friends"
Presented & Published by the Catawba County Historical Association
Tent
No.
Name Address   Tent
No.
Name Address
51 Hewitt, John Lewis Newton, NC   76 Caldwell, Ray Von Newton, NC
52 Hewitt, Clyde Jr High Point, NC   77 Kale, Boyce Jackson, SC
53 Saunders, Arthur L. Newton, NC   78 Kale, Mrs. Ralph Catawba, NC
54 Martin, Yates Newton, NC   78a Rowe, Ned Catawba, NC
55 Campbell, Garland Newton, NC   79 Rowe, Neal Catawba, NC
56 Childers, Peggy Catawba, NC   80 Frye, Miss Mamie Catawba, NC
56a Drum, R.D. Lenoir, NC   81 Long, Dr. Fred Catawba, NC
56b Drum, P.D. Hickory, NC   82 Filts, Blaine Charlotte, NC
57 Martin, Alva F. Jr. High Point, NC   83 Dellinger, Mrs. Willie Newton, NC
58 Sherrill, Charlie Winston Salem, NC   84 Burris, Howard Newton, NC
58a Sherrill, Max Catawba, NC   85 Williams, Marshall Newton, NC
59 Beatty, C.L. Sherrills Ford, NC   86 Edwards, John S. Claremont, NC
60 Brotherton, Norman Sherrills Ford, NC   87 Linebarger, Grover Newton, NC
61 Caldwell, Robert Newton, NC   88 Wilkinson, Ray Newton, NC
62 Shook, Paul Catawba, NC   89 Wilkinson, Ray Newton, NC
63 Lutz, Virgil & Thad Catawba, NC   90 Johnson, Joe Catawba, NC
64 Stamey, Scott Taylorsville, NC   91 Wilkinson, C.W.
Wilkinson, John Z.
Catawba, NC
65 Gabriel, Gilmer Catawba, NC   92 Wilkinson, C.W.
Wilkinson, John Z.
Catawba, NC
66 Trotman, John Catawba, NC   93 Sipe, David Catawba, NC
67 Moore, Clyde Charlotte, NC   94 Drum, Harley Newton, NC
68 Cook, Alvin & Frances Catawba, NC   95 Miller, Raymond, A. Granite Falls, NC
69 Sharpe, Haskel & Rachel Catawba, NC   96 Drum, Howard K. Maiden, NC
70 Cresimore, Mrs. Willie Catawba, NC   97 Hewitt, Clyde, Jr. High Point, NC
71 Harwell, Mrs. Mamie C. Newton, NC   98 Robinson, Ray R. Newton, NC
72 Dagenhart, Frank Catawba, NC   99 Robinson, Ray R. Newton, NC
73 Witherspoon, Clarence Claremont, NC   100 Setzer, John J. Dallas, NC
74 Matherson, Mr. & Mrs. Luther Newton, NC        
75 Matherson, Mr. & Mrs. Luther Newton, NC        
 
 
Balls Creek Camp Ground Tent Ownership - 1963
SOURCE: "Balls Creek Campmeeting - 150 Years of Faith, Family & Friends"
Presented & Published by the Catawba County Historical Association
Tent
No.
Name Address   Tent
No.
Name Address
101 Jones, Mrs. C.L. Newton, NC   126 Caldwell, Webb L. Newton, NC
102 Drum, Marvin Newton, NC   127 Black, Gerald Catawba, NC
103 Auton, Margie Newton, NC   128 Caldwell, Lawrence G. Maiden, NC
104 Cline, Fannie E. Statesville, NC   129 Sigmon, Windell Denver, NC
105 Arndt, E.B. Mt. Holly, NC   130 Lawing, Tyson Maiden, NC
106 Lee, Vernon & Sadie Catawba, NC   131 Sigmon, George L. Newton, NC
107 Barker, Mrs. E.T. Claremont, NC   132 Stafford, Mrs. Seth Granite Falls, NC
108 Drum, Ben Catawba, NC   133 Cline, Mrs Craig Newton, NC
109 Grader, Mrs. Hellen Sherrills Ford, NC   134 Wither, A.O. Maiden, NC
110 Huffman, Mrs. Ruby E. Newton, NC   135 Gilleland, Doyle P. Maiden, NC
111 Henley, Mrs. Rose Maiden, NC   136 Drum, Mrs. Louise Portsmouth, VA
112 Abernathy, Jimmie Newton, NC   137 Hastings, Mrs. Ralph Conover, NC
113 Caldwell, Fred Y. Newton, NC   138 Sherrill, Cletus Sherrills Ford, NC
114 Drum, Floyd C. Maiden, NC   139 Hoyle, Clarence E. Maiden, NC
115 Scronce, Foye Maiden, NC   140 Smith, J.J. Catawba, NC
116 Moss, Milton Catawba, NC   141 Jones, Edwin R. Valdese, NC
117 Hawn, Ernest A. Maiden, NC   142 Jones, H.F. (Estate) Catawba, NC
118 Caldwell, Everett A. Maiden, NC   143 Reid, Mrs. Joe Valdese, NC
119 Harbinson, Mrs. George W. Mooresville, NC   144 Moss, Mrs. Wilma K. Catawba, NC
120 Wither, O.B., (Estate)
Yates, Fred & Wilma Wither
Unknown   145 Harwell, Pansy Sherrills Ford, NC
121 Shuford, Mrs. Martha B. Lincolnton, NC   146 Felts, Mrs. Katherine Kannapolis, NC
122 Harbinson, Miss Thelma Davis Maiden, NC   147 Love, R.J. Newton, NC
123 Beal, Mrs. Overy Maiden, NC   148 Sherrill, T.C. Mt. Holly, NC
124 Wilkinson, Webb A. Maiden, NC   149 Harwell, Mr & Mrs. Boyce Newton, NC
125 Laney, R.B. Newton, NC   150 Gabriel, Max Sherrills Ford, NC
 
 
Balls Creek Camp Ground Tent Ownership - 1963
SOURCE: "Balls Creek Campmeeting - 150 Years of Faith, Family & Friends"
Presented & Published by the Catawba County Historical Association
Tent
No.
Name Address   Tent
No.
Name Address
151 Gabriel, Dowd Sherrills Ford, NC   176 Little, Jim G. Denver, NC
152 Sherrill, A.R. Jr. Unknown   176a Drum, Giles G. Denver, NC
153 Gabriel, Mrs. Mamie S. Sherrills Ford, NC   177 Bandy, Harvey Newton, NC
154 Hill, James A. Terrell, NC   178 Setzer, Mrs. Homer Claremont, NC
155 Hill, George Terrell, NC   179 Cline, Lawrence Newton, NC
156 Detter, Loomis Newton, NC   180 Setzer, Vernon Newton, NC
157 Love, Miss Eula Newton, NC   180a Setzer, Glenn Charlotte, NC
158 Love, Miss Glennie Newton, NC   181 Setzer, Sam Claremont, NC
159 Arndt, C.E. (Estate) Catawba, NC   182 Setzer, A.E. Catawba, NC
160 Warren, Edward L. Newton, NC   183 Loftin, Charlie & Edna Catawba, NC
161 Mayberry, Edward L. Newton, NC   184 Setzer, Thad E. Claremont, NC
162 Bolick, Albert L. Newton, NC   185 Lee,Glenn & Alie Catawba, NC
163 Whisenant, R.H. Newton, NC   186 Hoke, Mrs. Naomi Catawba, NC
164 Drum, Howard K Maiden, NC   187 Abernethy, C.D. Maiden, NC
165 Howard, Mr. & Mrs. C.L. Sherrills Ford, NC   188 Sherrill, Jarvis T. Denver, NC
166 Sigmon, W.A. Denver, NC   189 Drum, E.B. Newton, NC
167 Cline, Mrs. Fred Maiden, NC   190 Drum, Ivey B. Charlotte, NC
168 Clonger, Mrs. E.V. Shelby, NC   191 Cline, Mrs. E.O. Maiden, NC
169 Setzer, Miss Cornelia Newton, NC   192 Drum, Paul L. Brunswick, OH
170 McGee, Mervin Newton, NC   193 Hovis, Leonard Newton, NC
171 Black, Page Newton, NC   194 Harwell, Mrs. James Catawba, NC
171a Mackie, Ray Catawba, NC   195 Newton, Nell Cline Long Island, NC
172 Setzer, Ernest Claremont, NC   196 Goble, Kenneth Catawba, NC
173 Setzer, Mrs. Patrick Claremont, NC   197 Row, Max Mt. Holly, NC
174 Lineberger, Milton G Sherrills Ford, NC   198 Sherrill, Mal A. Newton, NC
175 Sherrill, Mr. & Mrs. Jouch Denver, NC   199 Cresimore, Clyde Catawba, NC
        200 Sipe, John Maiden, NC
             
 
 
Balls Creek Camp Ground Tent Ownership - 1963
SOURCE: "Balls Creek Campmeeting - 150 Years of Faith, Family & Friends"
Presented & Published by the Catawba County Historical Association
Tent
No.
Name Address   Tent
No.
Name Address
201 Hicks, Mrs. C.C. Maiden, NC   226 Overcash, Glenn Maiden, NC
202 Williams, George Newton, NC   227 Beal, Mrs. Darrell V. Maiden, NC
203 Drum, Betty Jean Newton, NC   228 Taylor, Miss Edith Geneva Maiden, NC
204 Drum, L.G. Newton, NC   229 Detter, Aileen Maiden, NC
205 Caldwell, Marion Newton, NC   230 Hoyle, Guy L. Lincolnton, NC
206 Drum, A.W. Denver, NC   231 Cline, Mrs. Lawrence & Others Newton, NC
207 Connor, Mrs. R.A. Catawba, NC   232 Wilkinson, Mrs. Nancy Maiden, NC
208 Poston, Lewis C. Catawba, NC   233 Laney, Brown Jr. Maiden, NC
209 Drum, Robert M. Maiden, NC   234 Laney, William Houston Maiden, NC
210 Caldwell, Mrs. Zelda Newton, NC   235 Clark, Alvin Maiden, NC
211 Hicks, Buford Newton, NC   236 Caldwell, R.G. Maiden, NC
212 Jones, Hubert Maiden, NC   237 (No Data Available)  
213 Burgess, Cecil Newton, NC   238 (No Data Available)  
214 Wilkinson, Donald E. Maiden, NC   239 (No Data Available)  
215 Bandy, Everett L. Newton, NC   240 (No Data Available)  
216 Sherrill, Ruby
Setzer, Katy
Newton, NC   241 (No Data Available)  
217 Powell, James Jr. Newton, NC   242 (No Data Available)  
218 Sherrill, Ruby
Setzer, Katy
Newton, NC   243 Wilson, Billy Catawba, NC
219 Josey, Sinclare Maiden, NC   244 Hewitt, Elliot Newton, NC
220 Abernethy, C.C. Sherrills Ford, NC   245 Hewitt, Elliot Newton, NC
221 Caldwell, Wade H. Linconton, NC   246 Hicks, Mrs. J.E. Maiden, NC
222 Herman, A.L. Charlotte, NC   247 Beal, Robert E.
Lane, Michael
Lincolnton, NC
223 Herman, A.L. Charlotte, NC   248 Crow, Edgar Maiden, NC
224 Keever, Mrs. Bayne High Point, NC   249 Setzer, June Maiden, NC
225 Keever, Mrs. Bayne High Point, NC   250 Laney, Fred Maiden, NC
 
 
Balls Creek Camp Ground Tent Ownership - 1963
SOURCE: "Balls Creek Campmeeting - 150 Years of Faith, Family & Friends"
Presented & Published by the Catawba County Historical Association
Tent
No.
Name Address   Tent
No.
Name Address
251 Huffman, Fred Catawba, NC   276 Cloninger, C.A Claremont, NC
252 Dellinger, Bob Maiden, NC   277 Carpenter, L.W.
Lineberger, W.F.
Claremont, NC
Conover, NC
253 Lee, Mrs. Oscar Catawba, NC   278 Lineberger, W.F. Conover, NC
254 Lee, Max H. Catawba, NC   279 Setzer, Dean Claremont, NC
255 Huffman, Coyte High Point, NC   280 Sigmon, Robert Catawba, NC
256 Lee, W.R. Newton, NC   281 Shook, Mrs. Alvin R. Claremont, NC
257 Edwards, Joe Catawba, NC   Lot
282
Empty Lot Unknown
258 Edwards, Joe Catawba, NC   283 Huffman, Mrs. Yates Maiden, NC
259 Wilson, Augusta Newton, NC   284 Elliott, A.L. Sherrills Ford, NC
260 Wilson, Augusta Newton, NC   285 Holbrook, Jesse
Drum, Fred
Newton, NC
261 Wilson, Kenneth Catawba, NC   286 Loftin, Theodore Roosevelt Catawba, NC
262 (No Data Available)     287 Loftin, Theodore Roosevelt Catawba, NC
263 (No Data Available)     288 Loftin, Theodore Roosevelt Catawba, NC
264 (No Data Available)     289 Loftin, Theodore Roosevelt Catawba, NC
265 (No Data Available)     290 Eades, Mrs. Walter Catawba, NC
266 (No Data Available)     291 Eades, Mrs. Walter Catawba, NC
267 (No Data Available)     292 Mundy, Mrs. Ralph Catawba, NC
268 McGee, Joe Conover, NC   293 Coble, Mrs. Sue S. Mount Ulla, NC
Lot
269
Empty Lot Unknown   294 Kale, Mrs. Elsie Charlotte, NC
270 Campground Tent Catawba, NC   295 Rowe, Max Mt. Holly, NC
271 Campground Tent Catawba, NC   296 Harwell, James Catawba, NC
272 Mundy, Carlton Catawba, NC   297 Loftin, Oscar & Annie Ruth Catawba, NC
273 Miller, A.R. Claremont, NC   298 Loftin, Sam & Willie Catawba, NC
274 Shook, Brittian Conover, NC   299 Warren, C.E. Maiden, NC
275 Hewitt, Clyde High Point, NC   300 Warren, C.E. Maiden, NC
        301 Edwards, Hob Catawba, NC
             
        *Lot
302
Loftin, Sam & Willie Catawba, NC
* Sam eventually built a tent on this lot and sold it to Charles Murray
 
 

2013 Tent Ownership

 
 
Balls Creek Camp Ground Tent Ownership - 2013
SOURCE: Balls Creek Campground Tent Owners
Tent
No.
Name Address   Tent
No.
Name Address
68 Cook, Frances Loftin
Stewart, Norma Cook
Catawba, NC   287 Brotherton, Barry & Carla Catawba, NC
71 Mundy, James G. & Mary
Bumgarner, Davey & Patricia
Woods, Michael & Sheila M.
Wright, Spence & Bobbie Jo
Catawba, NC   288 Loftin, Mrs. Davis Catawba, NC
106 Setzer, Linda Lee Catawba, NC   289 Brotherton, Peggy Loftin Catawba, NC
182 Potter, Louise Loftin Catawba, NC   297 Bumgarner, Doug & Janice L. Catawba, NC
184 Martin, Elaine
Hoyle, Louise
Catawba, NC   *
298
Little, Myra (Unknown)
195 Harvey, Lisa (Unknown)   300 Hilton, Deanie Hickory, NC
217 Lee, Terry
Matthews, Vickie Lee
(Unknown)   *
302
Murray, Charles (Unknown)
This listing of tent owners from 2013 only includes known family members
*as well at the two tents Sam Loftin built in the 1960s (298) and 1970s (302)
 
 
 

PARKING

 
Parking at the Campground is always limited during the two weeks of campmeeting. There is usually enough room for a family to park two cars behind their tent, but others have to park in the grass or across the road.
 

1960s parking on both sides of the highway

 

Parking behind family tents in 2012

 
 
 

RESTROOMS

 

Originally each tent at the campground had their own "outhouse" at the edge of the woods.

 

1960s Outhouses

 
With the passing of time, public facilities were provided at various places around the campground complete with toilets and sinks. Because of sanitation, private bathrooms were, and still are, forbidden. 
 

Public Restroom
Ladies on the Left - Men on the Right

 
 
 
 

SOURCES

 
 
The Catawba County official site for the Balls Creek Campground:  http://www.ballscreekcampground.org

Snow photos courtesy of Matthew Brotherton - 16 Feb 2013

 

Thanks to various members of the Loftin families for their campground photos

 
 
 
 

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