Cumberland County N. C. Queries
January - February 2000

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I am doing genealogical work on the family of Heinrich Loutzenheiser. I have an entry by his son in a bible which states: "1792, April 17th, we arrived at our place at the Iack." I have reason to believe that this is somewhere in Cumberland, County. My question is: What is the "Iack"? Is it the name of a river (or abbreviation of a name of a river)? Or what? ??? Can you help? I'm grateful for your response. Please contact Robert G. Nohavec  Posted Feb. 27th, 2000

I am researching my Dial lineage and came upon some family-written history stating that there is a town in Cumberland County, NC by the name of DIAL. My Dials went on to Laurens, line goes back to 1600s. When they came to America, they landed at a place in Virginia called "Dial's Landing" (I'm trying to find that place, too!) then went to Pennsylvania and Delaware, finally to SC from NC. My g-grandparents are Issac Hamilton Dial and Mary Dawson Lard Dial (of Walton County, GA). I also have names, places, and dobs and death dates for further back. I would appreciate it if any of you can tell me where "Dial" is or where it used to be. Thanks! Please contact Martha Clayton Clement  Posted Feb. 22nd, 2000

I am researching Robeson County as well as Richmond and Cumberland. I have an Alfred James GOODMAN who married Isabella Elizabeth BROWN in Cumberland County. Isabelle was the daughter of Margaret McRAINEY and John Brown who I believe were from Robeson County. I know I have the following surnames in my ancestry also: McMillan, McNeil, McPhail, Shaw. Any help would be appreciated. Linda Wyatt  Posted Feb. 22nd, 2000

I am trying to find info on Wesly POPE and wife Jenny JACKSON Pope, parents of Willis Jackson Pope, born 5/25/1834. Some info has it they were buried on land around Rhodes Pond on the east side of I -95. One name of daughter is Delithia or Delitha E. Pope, married to Steven W. Pope around 1843. Thank you very much! Mick  Posted Feb. 22nd, 2000

Researching the family of James PALMER who may have married Betsy BROOM. Found in Cumberland Co, NC first in 1800. Believed to have had sons, James Benjamin b 1799 NC d 1875, Smith Co, MS, lst m Lovie Wise, 2nd: Nancy Ann Jones of Barbour Co, AL; Sandy Alexander Palmer b 12 Oct 1812, NC m Isabel Rouse on Jul 20, 1833; James Palmer m Elizabeth Drewry; daughters Winney Palmer who m Philemon Evans 28 Jul 1807; Susan Palmer m Littleton Drury 27 Nov 1820; and Elizabeth Palmer who m James Bradford. Sons migrated through Pike/Barbour Co, AL ca 1830, fought in Indian Wars, and then on to Kemper Co, MS by 1840. Any information appreciated. John T. Palmer 878 Wildwood Trail, Santa Rosa, CA 95409  Posted Feb. 20th, 2000

I am hoping to find out more on my JOHNSON side of the family. Just recently I have learned that my gg grandmother was born in Fayetteville, NC. Her name is Annie C. Johnson RAMSEY born abt. 1865 and her parents were listed as Robert and Mary Johnson on her death certificate. Any help would be truly apreciated on this line. Thank You. Lee  Posted Feb. 20th, 2000

Searching for information on Issac WILLIAMS and Rachel SMITH. They were residents of Cumberland County around the 1780's. I believe that they had at least 4 children (Alexander, James, John, and Theophilus). Alexander married Charity Smith, daughter of David Smith and Charity WHITFIELD. Any information would be appreciated. Thank You.
Please contact Kenny Williams  Posted Feb. 19th, 2000

I am seeking to find ancestors of Hector McNeill NUNNERY. He was married to Bessie Roberson GRANTHAM. They were the parents of my grandmother Mary Bell Nunnery Powers Scoggins. She was adopted by her aunt and uncle.(Powers) I would like to have any old pictures of this family. Thanks for your help. Please contact Allison Scoggins Gray  Posted Feb. 12th, 2000

Searching for anyone that may have info or interest in the family of Stephen PHILLIPS and Flora McALESTER Phillips. He was an apparent lawyer. His name appears on many Cumberland County court records of the era. His wife was the daughter of John and Anne McAlester, of the original Argyll Colony (1739), in the Cape Fear River area.
Children of Stephen and Flora were:
1- Angus Phillips (married Jennet McKethen)
2-Alexander Phillips
3-John Phillips
4-Mary Phillips (married William Bassett)
5-Catherine (married William Gibson)
I'm descended from the Mary Phillips Bassett line, and would love to know more of the others. Both daughters stayed in Cumberland Co., as did Angus, I believe. What of Alexander and John?? Anyone know?
Please contact Sue Bassett Folawn San Mateo, CA  Posted Feb. 12th, 2000

Abraham GANEY/GAINEY died in 1822 in Cumberland County, N.C. His widow was Kiddy (Wood) Ganey. He had at least 14 children. Does anyone have the name of a first wife? I have reason to believe there was a first wife who died at a young age and Kiddy was a second marriage. Any help would be appreciated. Please contact Mollie Gainey-Stanley  Posted Feb. 12th, 2000

Vanderick BRYANT married a Kisey A. in Cumberland County around 1800. I have been told that marriage islisted in the Cumberland County Library. If someone goes to that library, would you look that marriage up for me. I need to know her maiden name and also what year they were married. Any information would be greatly appreciated as I can find nothing on these two people and they are my g-grandparents. Please contact JAR  Posted Feb. 11th, 2000

I am researching my GGG grandmother who was Rebecca PHELPS. She was listed on the 1840,1850 and 1860 Census in Savannah, Ga. showing her birthplace as Fayetteville, N. C. Phelps was her married name. She was 55 in 1860, so she was born about 1805. She had a daughter named Caroline who was born in 1829. Her husband was possibly named Jordan PHELPS. A Jordan PHELPS died in Savannah in 1839.

I am looking for a Phelps marriage: Groom ? Phelps to Bride: Rebecca ? about 1828. Thanks for any help. Please contact Pat Vause  Posted Feb. 10th, 2000

I saw the list of Civil War amputees from Cumberland Co. and recognized my great-great grandfather's name. Edward J. EDWARDS lost an arm at the battle of Chancellorsville, May 1963. He recuperated at Chimborazo hospital in Richmond VA for several months, and was ultimately discharged and returned home to the Fayetteville area. He became a Baptist Minister, and died in 1906. His daughter, Julia Edwards, married Thomas BRUTON in Turkey Creek, Cumberland, CO in the 1880's.

My great great-grandfather, Edward Edwards, was a volunteer serving "for the war" in the 3rd North Carolina Infantry. If anyone has any information about him, other than I have provided, or the Bruton family, Daniel SMITH family, etc., I would love to hear from you. Thank you! I have Edwards war records from the national archives, but little other family info.

My father was Daniel Malloy Smith, Jr., and he was born in Sanford, NC on July 28, 1922 to Daniel M. Smith Sr. and Mary Alma Bruton Smith. My father has been dead for 23 years, and although he was a historian, the family history has not been well documented, at least to my knowledge. Please contact Stephanie Smith Hult in Colorado    Posted Feb. 10th, 2000

I am researching Noel LAWHON, married to Sarah BETHUNE. (Her parents were Martin Bethune and Barbara URQUHART). They lived in vicinity of Wade in late 1700's. I would appreciate any information. Thanks. Please contact Ollie Gunter  Posted Feb. 09, 2000

I am searching for parents of Barbara URQUHART who married Martin BETHUNE. They were in Cumberland Co., near Wade, in 1794. I located a Norman URQUHART who also owned land near Martin Bethune, and I think there may be a connection. Anyone with any information on this family, Thanks. Please contact Ollie Gunter  Posted Feb. 09, 2000

Hello Cumberland "cousins" I am back here again looking for links to the parents of my Father's two Grandfathers. Barney Henry POWELL, died 1924 in Duval Cty Fla, was listed on his death certificate as "born January 1851, Cumberland County NC". I also don't know when Barney Powell went to Florida but he married Sarah Annie Laurie Prescott there in April 1877.[She was born Clay County Fl. in 1856.] Their only surviving son Elmer Powell [b. in Duval Florida, 1882] married a girl who was also b. in NC B. August 1889..supposedly Cumberland Co NC, Louisa "LULA" COLLIER was the only daughter of Joseph Wolf Collier, who married her mother, Narcissa NIXON in Cumberland County Nov. 1887. Narcy was born there in 1861 but I have no lead on Joseph's Family, except that one of his grandaughters is convinced that he was part Indian, and also that he went back to NC to die and is BURIED THERE-- that would have been after 1918/19 when my father was still living with him in Florida. Is there any way to find birth or death information for the county back that far? or is anyone out there researching COLLIER or POWELL? The census and cemetery lists I have seen didn't offer clues. Will be grateful for any help or suggestions. Thanks, Steph Powell Cecil    Posted February 07, 2000

I am looking for more information regarding 2 GORDONs listed in the 1790 Cumberland County Census. They are Robert Gordon and William Gordon. I have traced my family roots back to a Robert Gordon (1793-1854). While I have quite a bit of information regarding my Robert Gordon, I do not know where in NC he came from. Furthermore, I know that Robert moved to Mc Minnville, Warren County, Tennessee. All I know about his father is that his name was William and that's it. Finally, I do know the names of Robert's wife (Sarah R.) and his children:

William Gordon (1810-1896)
Patsy Gordon
Isaac Gordon (1815-1859)
Sally Gordon
James Madison Gordon (1828-1892)
David Gordon ( -1910)
Jane Gordon
Benjamin Franklin Gordon (1838- )

I would like to get through this impasse if anyone out there might be able to shed light on whether the gentlemen are the GORDONs that I am seeking. Please write if any of this might look familar to you. T.A. Gordon    Posted February 07, 2000

Seeking information on the location of Savannah Branch of Locks Creek in Cumberland Co., NC. It is my understanding that it was located on Upper Locks Creek--but where? The time frame is 1770-75. Thank you. Doug Purcell 633 North Randolph Avenue Eufaula, AL 36027-1209. Alternate email address:    Posted February 07, 2000

Seeking metes and bounds descriptions of grant and deed transactions on Upper and Lower Locks Creek (John Locks Creek) in Cumberland County, NC during the 1765-1800 time frame. I am especially interested in the names of deed and grant recipients in this area of the county as well as the names of adjacent property owners as described in the deeds or grants. This is part of a larger project to map parcels of land and identify the location of these properties in modern day Cumberland County. I am also looking for any other records that may mention Locks Creek and am especially interested in the canal projects begun on the upper reaches of Locks Creek in the early 19th century. Any and all information provided to me will be greatly appreciated. Doug Purcell 633 North Randolph Avenue Eufaula, AL 36027-1209. Alternate email address:    Posted February 06, 2000

I am researching Martin L. MCPHERSON and who was b. in N.C. in 1795-He and 3 brothers moved to Ga. and then some went on to LA. I am interestered in a Martin MCPHERSON who m. Elizabeth, date of Bond was Feb. 13, 1817 and the Bondsman & Witness was Alex McMillan. My Martin could very well have been married to this lady and then m. Martha Catherine WHALEY in Ga...the Martin reference of 1817 was found in the Cumberland County Marriage Bond Records..I would very much love to hear from anyone that might have some knowledge on either my Martin or the Martin of 1817-it would be wonderful if they were both the same person. I can be reached at Thanks You, Shirley -South Boston, Va.    Posted February 05, 2000

I have a Hinson LOVE married Ginsey NEWELL in Oct. 1837 in Cumberland Co. They later appear in Moore Co in 1850. Looking for parents of both as well as birth dates. Suspect that Hinson is son of either Daniel LOVE or Neil LOVE. Both found 1820 Cumberland census. Ginsey may be daughter of Richard NEWELL listed as shoemaker on 1820 census. Can anyone confirm these conclusions? Thanks for any help. Terry Mosley    Posted February 05, 2000

I would appreciate any info on Ollen D. STRICKLAND, wife, Mary JACKSON, and any info on Mitchell and George Franklin POPE, all of Cumberland Co... Diggin Up Bones!! Learry L. Warren, Dunn, N.C.    Posted February 05, 2000

My mother was a McCRANIE and we have traced her ancestry back to Jura, Scotland. Brothers Hugh and Murdock McCrain [later McCranie, McCraney] came to the Cape Fear area. Hugh married Catherine BUIE. Murdock married Marian McLEAN

Our problem is this: We can trace our line back to John H. McCranie who was b. 1757 in Robeson County, N.C. - d. 1852. Who is the father of John H. McCranie? If someone can help, please write us. Abbie Donald Evans    Posted February 03, 2000

Looking for information on Neill McCRANEY. He may have migrated to Mississippi in the 1800s. He was married to ? MONROE. Their children were: Malcom who married Sarah Ray; Mary Ann; Jane; Duncan C.; Harriet; Effie married Willie BEARD; and William John McCraney. As far as is known, only Malcom, Effie and William John who married Malinda Ann JOHNSON remained in Cumberland County.

Malcom McCraney and his family are buried at Sandy Grove,[now Hoke County] except William John, who is buried in Raeford [Hoke]. Any information greatly appreciated. Hazel Lindsey of Maitland, FL.    Posted February 03, 2000

Trying to trace parents/brothers etc. of my 4xGr-grandfather Jeremiah MATTHEWS. He was born in Va Dec 22, 1756, was in the Revolutionary War in Cumberland County NC, married Sarah JOHNSON 1782 in Johnston County, NC then moved to GA where he lived in Clarke, Ogelthorpe, then lived in Newton until his death 8/5/1842. He is ref. in the book "Gone to GA" with George Matthews & other Matthews. The George mentioned was a General in VA & then Govenor of GA. How he is related is the brick wall. We have checked all of George's brother's & his will there is no mention of Jeremiah. Maybe George's father had a brother & they are cousins. Jeremiah's children were Burell, William, Mary Polly, Elbert, Jeremiah Jr, Cady, Cary Jesse, Sarah V., Elijah W. & Lewis M. Cary is my direct line to Jeremiah & I have all the links to that point. Any help would be much appreciated.
Please contact Suzi Motley    Posted February 02, 2000

I am trying to find out more about my ancestors. I never knew my grandfather, he died in the 1930's in Florida, I believe. The only information I have is that my Grandfather (Edgar Kent THAGARD) was born near Fayetteville, NC in 1874 (I've seen the house). I'm not sure what the process is but I would appreciate any information or help you might give me on how to research this. I have no idea of my lineage beyond this. Thanks. Please contact Ed Thagard    Posted February 02, 2000

My querie concerns: Samuel WOMBLE born in Cumberland Co. N.C. in 1763. Married to Jane TYSON in Moore County, NC and he died in Chatham Co. N. C. in 1814. I cannot find anything about Samuel's Mother, father, or siblings, Jane Tyson was a quaker but was dismissed from the church when she married Samuel. So he obviously was not Quaker, or not in good standing. Thank you.
Please contact Alyce Joyce    Posted February 01, 2000

Any help with the descendants of Hector Buie would be greatly appreciated.

1 Hector BUIE
.. +Polly MCDANIEL m: April 26, 1805 in Cumberland Co., NC
....... 2 Nancy Martha BUIE b: Abt. 1807 in North Carolina d: Bet. 1879 - 1881 in Alabama
........... +Samuel Duncan BARTLETT b: Abt. 1800 in South Carolina or North Carolina m: September 01, 1825 in Hancock Co., GA d: Abt. 1854 in Alabama
................. 3 Betsey BARTLETT d: Abt. 1905
..................... +? SNELLGROVE
................. 3 Martha BARTLETT b: Abt. 1827 in Dale County, AL. d: Abt. 1895 in Conecuh Co., AL
..................... +Raiford BLACKWELL b: Abt. 1814 in Pike Co., AL d: Abt. 1871 in Conecuh Co., AL
................. 3 Charity BARTLETT b: Abt. 1827 d: Aft. 1850
................. 3 Samuel Duncan Bartlett JR. b: October 07, 1832 in Alabama d: September 18, 1905 in Conecuh Co., AL
..................... +Rebecca A. HINSON b: July 11, 1830 in Alabama m: August 13, 1865 at the home of Emiline Hinson, Monroe Co., Alabama d: May 04, 1903 in Conecuh Co., AL
................. 3 Thomas BARTLETT b: Abt. 1836 in Alabama
................. 3 Mary Jane BARTLETT b: October 03, 1838 in Alabama d: September 03, 1908 in Monroe Co., Alabama
..................... +Noah Jackson KIRKSEY b: March 05, 1831 in Georgia m: November 09, 1860 in Monroe Co., Alabama d: April 26, 1904 in Monroe Co., Alabama
................. 3 Archibald Buie BARTLETT b: July 30, 1841 in Clintonville, Dale Co., Alabama d: April 07, 1924 in Mobile, Alabama
..................... +Lucinda J. STRAUGHN b: July 02, 1841 in Alabama m: July 08, 1869 in Monroe Co., Alabama d: March 28, 1914
................. 3 James BARTLETT b: Abt. 1843 in Alabama d: Aft. 1860
....... 2 Arch BUIE
....... 2 Betsey BUIE
....... 2 Mary BUIE

Thanks, Sheri Bartlett Gordon    Posted January 31, 2000

I am looking for information on the William Malcom BRAMBLE family and his wife Ellen PEOPLES. He had a store in Fayetteville in the early 1900's They had a daughter Carrie (Caro) Gertrude BRAMBLE that married Henry R. INGRAM. Any help will be welcomed. Send email to Steve Ingram    Posted January 30, 2000

Is anyone researching the DUDLEY family of Cumberland County, NC? I am interested in a Dudley woman who might have married a KING. Actually, if a marriage took place between a Dudley and a King it would have to be probably in the 1780's or so. I am going on a wild goose chase, so to speak. I research King's and there is a Guilford/Gilford Dudley King that migrated to Lauderdale Co., AL. from NC by 1830. This Gilford was born about 1789 in NC, but I don't know which county. However he did marry Zilpha Jones in Wake Co., NC. in 1813 and there is a Gilford King household in the 1820 Cumberland Co., NC. census who I believe to be him. Going by his name, Gilford Dudley King, I am assuming that maybe his mother was a Dudley and married a King, thus his name. Most of this is pure speculation on my part, although I have seen a source that stated that a Miss Dudley married a King and they named their son, Gilford Dudley King.

Do you know of a Dudley that married a King by 1789? It is possible this Gilford had brothers named: David and Jesse. Also, this Gilford had children named Drury Minton, Quinton, Hinton, Elizabeth, Margaret, and Elizabeth.

I will have to say that I am not sure if this Gilford Dudley King is connected to me or not, but I am working on his family in the hope to make a connection.

If you know anything, even the smallest little bit of info about this, I would love to hear from you. Judy    Posted January 28, 2000

Seek info on John SMITH of Cumberland or Bladen County who died in the Civil War. He was the son of Milton Henry Smith (b. 10 Jan 1861, d. 18 Mar 1916) and Anna DANIEL (b. 2 May 1864, Bladen Co. d. 10 Feb 1894) Milton Henry Smith died in Fayetteville. Was John Smith descended from the Malcolm Smith line ? Thank you. Jerry    Posted January 26, 2000

Trying to locate Rev. James Levy MILLER, Jr., if living, or one of his descendants. Last known he was in Cumberland County, Fayetteville, NC Area. He is the grandson of William Britton Miller, b. 2-21-1856 in Bertie County, d. 10-22-1933 in Columbus, Miss., and of course his fathers name was James Levy Miller, born in Miss. Any help that someone could give me on this would be greatly appreciated. David C. Miller    Posted January 26, 2000

According to family records, Mary McLeod was the first wife of John Humphrey, my great-grandfather, and it appears that their marriage took place in the 1850's. Does anyone have information on her, her parents and siblings, when she died, and whether this union produced children? Thank you. Vivian Humphrey Posted January 25, 2000

I am a descendent of John (born at Ash Pole around 1834) and Martha Francis Hayes HUMPHREY through William Foster (born 1886 in Robeson County) and Glendora Clarke Humphrey. I am looking for information on the parents of John and any other marriages of William FOSTER. After the death of John Humphrey in 1900, the family lived for a time in Cumberland County. Thank you.
Vivian Humphrey    Posted January 25, 2000

I am looking for any information on the above ancestors of mine. Duncan MCGREGOR, b. Scotland 1784/85 (not sure where) Immigrated with parents and siblings to NC (not sure when). Said to have lived in Cumberland. Married Nancy FINELSON, (or Finlayson or Finnelson) (?) and moved to Montgomery Co., GA. Town became McGregor, Ga.. Now called Mt. Vernon.

These would be my gggg grandparents. If anyone has suggestions or any info I would appreciate hearing from you. I am in Arkansas so can't just run to the library or courthouse. Thanks so much. Nancy Anglin    Posted January 22, 2000

I am seeking information on the first wife of Daniel GRAHAM (son of Alexander and Mary McCORMICK Graham) Belle or Bella CRAWFORD. Daniel's second wife was Nancy BLACK. (1814 Cumberland County) My questions are:
When did Daniel marry Belle?
When did she die?
Who were their children?
I would greatly appreciate any information. Thanks for your time, JoAnn    Posted January 22, 2000

Researching the line of James PALMER who was in Cumberland Co, NC, from 1800 to 1813 at the time of his death. Wife may have been Elizabeth BROOM. Children include James Benjamin Palmer b 1798 NC; Sandy Alexander Palmer b 1812, NC m Elizabeth ROUSE; James Palmer m Elizabeth DRURY/DREWRY; and perhaps Winney Palmer m Philemon EVANS, 28 Jul 1807; Susan Palmer m Little Drury, 1820, Cumberland Co, NC, and Elizabeth Palmer m James BRADFORD. The three sons migrated through Pike/Barbour Co, AL cad 1830, fought in the Creek Indians Wars, and then on to Kemper Co, MS by 1850. Was the older James Palmer related to Martin Palmer of Cumberland Co? Was James Palmer "Scotch-Irish"? All queries answered. John T. Palmer, Ph.D. 878 Wildwood Trail, Santa Rosa, CA 95409    Posted January 22, 2000

I am interested in any information that may be available of Sarah Mallie (Mollie) GUY. She was born July 17, 1880, the 5th child of Amos Jessip Guy and Sarah Margarette WEST Guy in Gray's Creek Township, Cumberland County, NC. It is believed that she married Madison SMITH and continued to live in Cumberland Co. She died July 1, 1949. I believe they had four children: John, Vance, Sarah (Sallie) and Leroy. Thank you for any information you may be able to furnish me with. I look forward to hearing from you. Please contact: Jane Bradbury, 106 Avon Lane, Greenville, N. C. 27858    Posted January 21, 2000

I am trying to locate someone in the family of Daniel Dozier Martin b: July 02, 1921, d: Nov. 10, 1977. I think he may have been a policeman or a deupty. Would someone that lives in the Fayetteville area be willing to check with the police or sheriff depts. and see if someone of that name worked there. I know that this is asking a lot, but my 90 year old mother is trying to find the grave of her mother and has lost all contact with the family of her mother and stepfather(Daniel and Elizibeth Martin). She was seperated from her mother when her father died. Thanks for any help one might give. Please contact: James Gore    Posted January 18, 2000

I am interested in finding out information about any MAULTSBYS that lived in the Fayetteville/Cumberland County area. I am also interested in information about the USSERYS, BRUNERS and BEDSOLES in Cumberland County. I will certainly be glad to share any information that I have that would be of help to others researching these names. Thank you.
Please contact: Dale W Burriss    Posted January 16, 2000

There was a Guilford/Gilford KING in the 1820 Cumberland Co., NC Census. Does anyone know anything about this Gilford KING? Please contact: Judy Sanders    Posted January 16, 2000

I'm trying to find out something about our McLEOD side of the family and I hope someone can help me. According to my mom's cousins, our first McLeod in this country was Daniel and he probably came up the Cape Fear River to Cross Creek. We are the family of Margaret Ann McLeod who married William Sanford PAXTON in either Union or Mecklenburg county. She had two sisters one married to a CONDOR and the other to a MATTHEWS. One of the Condor granddaughters married a Kerr and recently passed away in Pineville, NC. My mother was the granddaughter of Margaret Ann. When her father, John McLeod Paxton, was a young man in the early 1900's, he went to Texas to find work along with a brother and several McLeod cousins according to my mother. I do not know the names of these cousins. My mother and the cousins I recently spoke to met Dame Flora McLeod when she made her visit to the USA and were so inspired by meeting her that they made themselves skirts with the green McLeod plaid. The cousins still have their skirts.

I believe our John Paxton who died just before the Civil War died in Union County and is buried at the Round Top Cemetery although I've been told that the head stone was flint and has disappeared. There are cousins through his wife's second husband, Charlie Riggins, that saw the tombstone before it vanished. His father's name was listed in the census as M S Paxton.

Does anyone know anything about this line? Thanks. Please contact: Nancy    Posted January 15, 2000

Researching John HOLLEY/HOLLY b. 1690, Cumberland Co. John and Sarah CHURCH progenitors of long line of Holley's, later spelled Holly, who ended up in Yallabusha Co., Mississippi, in the 1800's, and then moved on to Texas after the Civil War. Holley(Holly) lineage John>John>Edward>Sherwood>George Washington>Richard Sherwood>Larkin Christopher, 1879, Erath Co. Tx>Guy Ivy Holly b. 1912. Please contact: Shermalayne Southard Szasz in Iuka, Mississippi    Posted January 13, 2000

Seeking anyone researching the family of Andrew SHEPPARD, who came from Scotland to Cumberland Co., NC in 1758, served in the NC Line, and then moved to GA. in the 1790's and into Butler Co., AL. abt. 1818.

My ancestor, Andrew SHEPPARD's Rev. War Pension App. states that he came to Cumberland Co., NC in 1758, at the age of 1, from Cumberlandshire Scotland. However, from several maps that I looked at, Cumberlandshire was actually in England. In reading a history of Cumberlandshire, it did say that many Scots went there for work after the defeat of the Jacobites. Does anyone know if Cumberlandshire was ever a part of Scotland or why Andrew might have put that on his application ? Thanks for any info.
Please contact: Gregory R. Aymond Alexandria, Louisiana    Posted January 13, 2000

Does any one have any information on BRADDY, PARKER or SMITH families in North Carolina? As far as I can tell at this point, they lived in the Cumberland County area in or near Fayetteville NC.

Chloe BRADDY b abt 1830, married to Nathan SMITH b also about 1830. They were married in Cumberland County in 1849. They had a daughter Susan Amanda SMITH b 1850, married to Stephen R. PARKER b 1845, a son of Thomas R. PARKER

Nathan SMITH'S parents were probably Farquhard SMITH and SARAH S. Chloe BRADDY'S mother was Cynthia. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Please contact: Dale W Burriss    Posted January 13, 2000

I am searching for anyone who has information on the Kenneth McKENNETH/MCKENZIE who wrote the letter posted on the Cumberland Co. web site. Please contact: Eileen Carter    Posted January 13, 2000

I am looking for any information on John CAMPBELL, born 18 Sep 1767 in Scotland (Glasgow ?), died about 1850 Smith County, Mississippi. He married (1) Eleanor GRANT in 1789, died abt. 1816 in Cumberland Co ?, NC. Children are Eleanor (Nellie), Peter Grant (m. Elizabeth WALKER), Neil, John, Duncan, Jeanette, Polly and Mary. Their daughter Eleanor was born in Cumberland Co, NC, in 1811, married Neille CURRIE 1831, Simpson Co, MS.

John Campbell married (2) Elizabeth SHAW b. 1785, NC, mar. 6 May 1817, Fayetteville NC. Would appreciate hearing from anyone who can help me identify ancestors or any other kin. Please contact: Martha Cook Callaway in Germantown, TN.   Posted Jan. 12, 2000

Seeking any assistance with information re: William Parham HAY. Supposedly born circa 1750. Birth place unknown. Shows up in Cumberland County, NC records in early 1800's. My information indicates he was married twice. Once to a "Miss WILLIAMS" and they had a son James (my ancestor). Name of other wife unknown but had four sons - Martin, Seaborn, William and John. Would like specific source information. Will be glad to reciprocate. Please contact: Dwight Fleming    Posted January 11, 2000

Searching for any information that might identify Gilford King and Drury King, who are listed in the 1820 Cumberland County Census. They are listed on the same page (141). I believe it says "e. of Christian District". It is possible that this Gilford King is my ancestor, Gilford Dudley King b. 1789, NC. d. 1875, Lauderdale County, AL. Please contact: Barbara King    Posted January 10, 2000

Searching for information on Alexander WILLIAMS (1786-1871), my gggg-grandfather and wife Charity SMITH (1788-1848). Both, I'm told, were residents of Cumberland County. I need any information on their children, siblings, and their parents. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I would also like to locate any pictures that might be out there. Thank You.
Please contact: Kenny Williams    Posted January 9, 2000

I am about to make a trip to Cumberland County next weekend. It will be my first trip and I need to know a lot of information. Where is the Historical Society located in this area? Where will the best location to find graves for the early 1700s? How far back does the newspaper date? Where is the best place to find old records.

Researching Huriah GILMORE born about 1758. The seventh son of John Gilmore and Jane HEARD. John born about 1720 place unknown. Huriah married a WILEY. Please contact: Sally Roberts in Clyo, GA.    Posted January 8, 2000

Looking for information concerning Samuel SHERRILL and his wife Margret PARSON who to my understanding were originally from Cumberland County, North Carolina. I am a descendant living in Cumberland County, Tennessee. It is my understanding he moved here in the 1600's. Please contact: Gregory Sherrill 338 Mimosa Lane Crossville TN 38555    Posted January 8, 2000

Would like information on J.C. HEPBURN, born c.1816 of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, married to Clarissa M. LEETE b. 25-7-1818, Fayetteville, Cumberland County. Clarissa Leete b. 1818 was the dau. of Harvey Leete and Sarah (Sally) FOWLER.

The Hepburn family were in Amoy, China when a son Samuel D. Hepburn was born 1834. Samuel married Clara E. Shaw also born Amoy, China. Cheers, Patricia May of Shoal Bay, on the shores of Port Stephens, NSW, Australia    Posted January 7, 2000

I'm researching information on John S. WILSON and Mary Ann GLOVER, both from the Cumberland County area in the mid 1800's. John S. Wilson was b.c1805 in Bladen County and Mary Ann Glover was b.1825 in Cumberland Co. John S. and Mary Ann lived in this area after they were married. They had the following children; ( 6-11-1860 census, Cumberland Co.)
1. Margaret A. b.1850
2. Emily A. b.1852
3. William Frank b.6/6/1856
4. James Thomas b.2/21/1861
5. George b.????
If anyone knows any info on this family from Cumberland County, NC. Just E-mail me. Thanks for anyone's help.
Please contact: John Lee Wilson Aberdeen, NC (Moore County)    Posted January 7, 2000

I am researching the descendents and antecedents of Amos Jessip GUY late of Cumberland Co. He was born 1843 at Beard's Station near Wade, NC. He is the son of James GUY - born 1810 and Elizabeth LUNDY. All help will be appreciated.
Please contact: Elynor Jane Blackburn Greenville, N.C.    Posted January 6, 2000

Seeking information on the ancestry/descendants/family of Daniel CAMERON, b. 1780 Cumberland Co NC, d. 1840's in TN. He had children: John David Cameron, b. 1808; Allen B. Cameron, b. 1808; Elizabeth B. Cameron Story, b. 1813; William C. Cameron, b. 1816; & James C. Cameron, b. 1821. Thank you. Please contact: Sam West    Posted January 6, 2000

I am searching for Patrick STEWART and William STEWART who left Balquidder Scotland 1739 on the ship "The Thistle". There was a daughter, Catherine Stewart who married John SPEED. They were thought to be around the Cross Creek area. Thank you.
Please e-mail Ms. Lu Hickey in Ellsworth, Kansas    Posted January 4, 2000

Searching for information on Margaret MACLEAN who marries Murdock MACQUEEN I in Scotland, moves to Moore County NC. Daughter Catherine "Kitty" MACQUEEN born 1783 marries (1)Robert HALLIDAY of Fayetteville marries (2) Judge John CAMERON 1818. Also searching info on SANDFORD family of Fayetteville and descendents.
Please e-mail Maggie Laurent Gordy    Posted January 2, 2000

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