Cumberland County N. C. Queries
July - August 2000

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Searching for information about EDWARD CROSS who married (#2) Elizabeth Ann SMITH in Cumberland co., N.C., Nov. 11, 1809. They migrated to Ga. by 1814. The Cumberland co. tax list for July, 1804 has Edward Cross in Capt. Shaw's District. Edward was married to #1 (unknown) prior to 1809; of this first marriage, there was one surviving daughter, Peggy Cross Stevens of Cumberland co. in 1857, at the time of Edward's Will. (Peggy married Benjamin Stevens/Stephens in Johnson co., N.C. in 1822. Any information about this family would be greatly appreciated. Dorothy Clark Baker Posted August 30, 2000

In the Cumnberland co., N.C. Apprentice Bonds and Records, on 11 Sept. 1812,there is an orphan, Susannah CROSS age 12 who was bound to Alexander Scull to learn to read, write and cypher. Does anyone have information about the family of this orphan or Alexander SCULL? Dorothy Clark Baker Posted August 30, 2000

Searching for descendants of Daniel J. McLEOD b. 10 Jan. 1855 d. 18 June 1926 and Florence McDonald McLEOD b. 1 March 1865 d. 29 March 1935. Both are buried in Adcock cemetery in Hope Mills, NC These are my great grandparents. Their daughter, Loula Ida McLeod DEES b. 28 Jan. 1888 and died 27 March, 1914. She is buried in Adcock cemetery also. Can you help me find this family? Thanks for any help. Kathleen Dees Willard Posted August 20, 2000

I am trying to obtain records regarding my grandfather, Irvin R. HAMMOND. He was born July 8, 1893 and died August, 1969. He lived, for a portion of his life, in the Cedar Creek community. Any available information would be appreciated! Thank you, Teresa Hammond Stuart Posted August 19, 2000

Looking for any thing on Robert Edward GRAHAM, lived in Cumberland, Fayetteville, N. C. between 1908 and 1919. During these years he was married to Annie Lauera BOLTON, had 3 sons named Wharten, Allen, Tommy. May have been married before or after Annie? Jo Ann Graham Shiver Posted August 12, 2000

I am trying to find info on HANNAH McBRAYER WILLIAMS and her family. Hannah was the daughter of Samuel Marion McBrayer and CB "Campie" Weddington, and sister to my Great Grandmother, Nancy Ella Agness McBrayer May. She was born 7/18/1874 and died 5/1968 in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, NC. I do not know the name of her husband other than he was a Williams. In August of 1953 Hannah lived in Lindale, GA,127E St., as did her sister Jeanie McBrayer. I have a copy of a newspaper article from then. It tells a story of how these two sisters were reunited with their sister, Nancy Ella Agnes McBrayer May after being apart for 45 years. At the time this article was written Hannah was a retired employee of Pepperell and Jeanie was employed there and had been for some 52 years.

HANNAH McBRAYER WILLIAMS had other siblings. They were: Andrew McBrayer, Charlie McBrayer, Perle McBrayer & Grady McBrayer. The only one I know anything about is Grady and all I know about him is he was still living at the time of Nancy Ella's death. This was Oct 1955 and he lived in Atlanta, GA. Thanks in advance for any info. Sherry in Alabama Posted August 7, 2000

Looking for information on the McKINNON and CAMERON families of pre-1800 Cumberland County. Lauchlin D. McKINNON, (b. abt. 1780-1785 NC), father of Alexander "Sandy" McKINNON (b. abt. 1806) m. Sarah CAMERON (below) Nancy C. McKINNON (b. abt. 1811) m. John A. CAMERON (below) Catherine CAMERON (b. abt. 1770 Scotland), wife of unknown, mother of Malcolm CAMERON (b. abt. 1800) Sarah CAMERON (b. abt. 1806) m. Alexander "Sandy" McKINNON (above) John A. CAMERON (b. abt. 1811) m. Nancy C. McKINNON Eva M. Lee Posted August 7, 2000

Does anyone have a complete list of graves? At one time my g grandparents, John & Susannah CAMERON MAXWELL lived in Cumberland Cty. They, along with several of their children are buried at Cameron Hill Need to know how the following are related to John & Susannah:
Morris H. Maxwell b. 1877 d. 1882
Robert H. Maxwell b. 1870 d. 1884
I surmise they were sons of John & his second wife Sophia, but I don't have a complete list of their children. Susannah died in childbirth when my grandfather, John Bunyan Maxwell was born in 1856. Any help greatly appreciated. John Maxwell
Posted August 4, 2000

Looking for information on the parents of Nancy STEWART who married Thomas Griffin in Cumberland County, NC November 10, 1825. I know nothing about Nancy and would love to find out who her parents were and her siblings.
Jean Overby Harron Posted August 2, 2000

I am looking for information on SEXTON's who lived in Wake, Cumberland, Harnett, and Moore Counties, NC. William Montillion SEXTON b: abt 1775/1780 was listed on the 1850 Cumberland Co. NC. Census. In 1860 he and his wife Susan were listed in Harnett Co. NC., probably the part that was changed in 1855 to Harnett Co. NC. I need the names of his wives and a list of his children. He must have died bet. 1860 and 1870. He had two sons who lived in Cumberland/Harnett Co.'s. Alsey Sexton died in the Civil War and his wife Margaret McLeod Sexton and children were later in Marion Co. Al. A number of the Sextons of Wake and Moore Co. NC. migrated to east Tenn. and on elsewhere. Any info on these families would be appreciated. I am trying to find the parents of my Thomas SEXTON b: abt. 1823 in AL. lived in Al. until the Civil War. He is buried in Confederate Cemetery at Rock Island, ILL. Nancy Sexton Oliver Posted August 1, 2000

I'm trying to get info on my great grandfather who is buried along with my grandfather and father in Cross Creek Cemetery in Fayetteville, NC. His name on the grave marker says John Culbreth and he was born Oct. 1, 1818 and died Jan. 1, 1890 at age 72. Evidently alot of the records during this time were burned in a court house fire....we think he may have come over from Scotland at some point in time and may have been called Galbraith instead of Culbreth. My grandfather, John Henry Culbreth, Sr. and my father John Henry, Jr. are buried in this same cemetery. I know he was a member of the Presbyterian Church in the Cross Creek area. Any help you can give me on where to go would be a great help. Have a great day.
Joan Culbreth Greer in Jasper, GA. Posted July 31, 2000

Any information on Richard Campbell LINDSAY-b-4/1/1860 in Cumberland County, NC-d-2/24/1930 or his wife Mary Catherine SANDY b-3/8/1862-d-3/6/1926. Thanks, Darlene Monroe Posted July 26, 2000

Looking for any information on Niel CONLEY, noted on the 1790 Cumberland Co. census. Dianne Conley Posted July 22, 2000

I am seeking information on a John H. JENNINGS, who married Ann Stracert in Cumberland county, Dec. 28, 1809. I would like to find information on their children. Any assitance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Rose Higins Posted July 22, 2000

I am researching the MARTINLEAR surname and have located a reference to an estate sale of William MARTINLEAR in 1816 in Cumberland Co., NC. There is also a John MARTINLESS?? in the 1790 census but the last name could be MARTINLEAR. There is a Mittie MARTINLEAR that is in southwest GA in the early part of the 1800's If anyone has any research on this surname, please let me know. Joanne Bridges Cooper    Posted July 22nd, 2000

William AINSWORTH died in Cumberland Co., NC in 1759. In his will, he names his wife, Jennet (possible surname PATTERSON) and sons: Levin, William Jr., and James Patterson Ainsworth. Family members have also used the spelling HAINSWORTH. I would like to contact any person who has any information about this family. Barbara Montgomery    Posted July 20th, 2000

Joseph MATTHEWS died in Cumberland Co., NC in January,1791 leaving a will that mentions his wife, Ann MATTHEWS, sons, Jacob, Joseph, and Hardy MATTHEWS, daughters, Martha SMITH, Hester JOHNSTON, and Pleasant THOMAS, and stepsons, Joseph JINKS, Matthew JINKS, Burrell JINKS, and John JINKS. I would like to know who was the father of these JINKS stepsons or Ann MATTHEWS first husband. I would also like to exchange information with anyone who has information about any of these JINKS men, their wives or their children. I believe that they went to GA in the early 1800's. Barbara Montgomery    Posted July 20th, 2000

Looking for John Henry SULLIVAN, Sr. b. 9 Oct 1866 in Guilford Co, NC, had son John Hubert Sullivan Jr. b. 2 May 1896, md 25 Dec 1915 to Maude Mae POWERS, died in Fayetteville, 10 Jun 1932, buried in Cross Creek Cemetery. Barbara Beede    Posted July 19th, 2000

Looking for the CLARK family of Cumberland County. Alexander Clark married a Margaret THOMPSON, and one of their sons, Malcom, married a Sallie KELLY...all are from Cumberland County. Does anyone have information on this family..particularly, Alexander's parents/grandparents and their country of origin? Robert Smith Huntsville, AL    Posted July 18th, 2000

My GGGG Grandparents are Michael NORTHINGTON and Nancy McKINNEY. They were married March 3, 1803 in CUMBERLAND COUNTY, NC, USA.

Michael is the son of Samuel Northington IV and Mary JONES. The previous Northingtons were from SURRY/SUSSEX COUNTIES VA and seem to have come into Cumberland County NC approximately 1750.

From the minutes of the Cumberland County NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for April 1779-January 1791 (Jan. 28, 1779) : are two deeds from JOHN ROBESON and his wife (ELIZABETH) to MATTHEW McKINNEY and the deed is proved by S. NORTHINGTON.

Families which seem to be allied in Cumberland County are JONES, McNEILL, EDMUNDS, STERLING, BRIGGS, and possibly BLOUNT/BLUNT.

One Northington Homeplace which belonged to one of the many Northington men, probably not Michael but his Grandad or Uncle, etc. is located in the "Raven Rock State Park" in Lillington NC, in what is now Harnett County. The site includes the Northington Road and the Northington Ferry across the Cape Fear River.

Two Northington men marry McKinney women in Cumberland County (Michael and Nancy 1803, Jesse Northington and Patsey McKinney 1809).

Two Northington women marry McNeill men in Cumberland County (Malcolm McNeill and Grizella Northington 1822, Joseph McNeill and Winnie Northington 1808).

Michael Northington and Nancy McKinney Northington (along with Michael's Father Samuel and other members of the family including McKinneys) came to the ROARING SPRINGS area, CHRISTIAN/TRIGG COUNTIES KY approximately 1808. Some family members also settled in MONTGOMERY/ROBERTSON COUNTY TN including PORT ROYAL TN.

Their first born is Sarah (Sally) Northington who is my GGG Grandmother, the wife of WILLIAM HENRY JOHNSON of TODD COUNTY KENTUCKY.

THE FOCUS OF THIS MESSAGE: is my endeavor to find the parents, grandparents and further ancestral parents of NANCY McKINNEY.

Can you please help me with this quest?

Secondary to the above message, I am asking if you know about the McKinney, McKinnon, McKinnish connection in Cumberland County NC.

My name is Barbara Garrett and I work at the Tennessee State Library and Archives.

Best Regards, Barbara Garrett    Posted July 17th, 2000

I am looking for an older half sister that was born in 1950 or 1951 in Cumberland County, possibly Highsmith's Hospital. All the info I have is my half sister's mother's first name which is Sarah and she was of the Indian race. If anyone has any info they could help me with, or if anyone could do a look up of some type Please e-mail me at Sincerely, D    Posted July 17th, 2000

My sister and I have been working on our McLeod family history and have run against a stone wall in finding information on our gggrandfather, Murdoch McLEOD. The earliest information places him in Barbecue Township, Cumberland Co, NC, an area that became a part of Harnett Co in 1855. There seems to have been several Murdochs in Cumberland, Hoke, Harnett and Moore Cos, along with Neills, Johns, Daniels and other given names prominent in our family.

According to the Harnett County Census records for 1860 our Murdoch was born around 1791, married Margaret PATTERSON sometime in the early 1800s, and had a son, Neill, born in 1828. Have been unable to learn anything about his parents, where he was born, whether there were siblings, possible relationship to other known McLeods in the area, etc. Thanks! Neill McLeod    Posted July 6th, 2000

Looking for Information on James Alexander MCLEAN's parents (James: b. 20 MAY 1858 in NY). His father was D.(Daniel?) D. MCLEAN, mother's name was Flora (no last name known). James Moved to Florida where he shows up in Census records. I believe that D.D. MCLEAN (b. 1802 in Little River, Cumberland, NC) may be son of Alexander as he shows up in the census records about the right time and appears to move with his father within the (cumberland) county. Thank you. Geoff McLean    Posted July 5th, 2000

I am looking for information on these people on 1820 Cumberland County, NC Census Record: James MCMILLON, Duncan MCMILLON OR Malcom MCMILLON. They might be the ancestor we are looking for.
Thank you. Sister Mary Francis Cates    Posted July 3rd, 2000

I'm looking for info on the family of my g-grandfather John Thomas ARNETT (aug. 11, 186?-oct. 28, 1937). His father was J.A. ARNETT and mother was Emely or Emily MERSER or MERCER married Oct. 9th, 1850. John Thomas had a brother that moved to Rockingham, NC. John Thomas ARNETT was born in Hope Mills, Cumberland county and ran a millstore there off Powell street near Massey Hill. His marriage to Lizzie Biggs in Tolar Hart Mill on April 13, 1893 at Hope Mills produced 15 children. His first wife was Elizabeth BIGGS (4/13/1875--5/5/1928), daughter of Wiles (William) and Sarah HAMILTON (3/14/1843--12/18/1914). sarah HAMILTON is buried at Adams Cemetery, Fayetteville NC. Sarah was daughter to John D. HAMILTON and Sarah BUTLER both of NC. Sarah BUTLER was registered in the census of 1890 as being in crab creek county and widowed at that time. Information on any of these individuals would be greatly appreciated!!! Lori Johnson    Posted July 3rd, 2000

I am looking for the Joneses of Cumberland County, NC. My grandfather was the son of George Cole JONES, who was the son of Captain David Jones. David was the son of Burril? and Candice Jones. Burril and Candice had the following children: David Jones 1842-1913 *(my great-great grandfather)
Elizabeth 1831
Margaret (married John McNEILL)
Edith A. Jones 1838
James 1835
Mary M. 1837
David Jones married Sarah Ellen TOMLINSON and had the following children:
Braswell Tomlinson Jones 1871-1935
Robert Gray Jones 1879-1920
Alice C. Jones 1869-1891
Charles Lorraine Jones 1881-1963
David Hersk Jones 1876-1964
George Cole Jones 1874-1946 (my great grandfather)
Jarvis Devereaux Jones 1887-1968
James M. Tomlinson (adopted son; possibly wife's brother)
William James Jones 1884-1887
They lived in Cross Creek Township of Cumberland County. George Cole Jones married Sarah Virginia MOORE and had two sons: Edwin Grey Jones (1902-1960) and my grandfather George Gibbons Jones (1904-1973). I Would so very, very much appreciate any help that you could provide. I have been unable to trace my mother's family except for what I've given you. Thanks! Ashlyn    Posted July 3rd, 2000

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