Cumberland County N. C. Queries
November - December 2000

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I am looking for any information on Flossie LOWERY/LOWRY not sure of husbands name but was married to a Charles MOOSE before Lowery. She lived in Stoney Point, Cumberland County and died in or around 1957 and is buried in Stoney Point. I will take any help or information that anyone has to give. Thank you, Allan L. Stites    Posted December 31, 2000

I am hoping that someone may have information on a JOHNSON family in Cumberland County prior to 1889. My grandfather, John Matthew Johnson was born there about 1889. His mother's name was Huldah Ann. I do not know his father's name. Grandfather had 3 sisters-Katie, Lena, and unknown (this child was handicapped in a wheelchair and died in her youth); Alexander was his only known brother. Sometime in the late 1800s or early 1900s this family relocated from Cumberland County to New Havover County in the Wrightsville Beach - Seagate Area. Any information or hints on researching this question would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Jack Baugh    Posted December 31, 2000

Does anyone have information on the parents of James KENNEDY and his wife Nancy King? They were married in Cumberland County 23 Dec. 1818 and are both buried at Cross Creek Cemetery in Fayetteville. Thanks, Melanie Kennedy    Posted December 29, 2000

I am looking for info about Alexander RITCHIE was born in Scotland and he died in Cumberland County, NC in 1787, his son James RITCHIE was born in Scotland in 1757, James RITCHIE is on the 1790 Census of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, NC, James Ritchie is on the 1800 Census of Buncombe County, NC and James RITCHIE is back again on the 1815 Taxable land list of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, NC. I am looking for any information on Alxander RITCHIE and his son James RITCHIE, James was married to Mary KEITH, they had several children. Susan. Thanks, Susan Fahnstrom    Posted December 28, 2000

Seeking information on Cornelius B. TYSON (1795-aft.1870) who married Anna BULLARD (1805-aft.1870). They were living in Cumberland county during the 1860 Census. Who were their parents? Information suggest that Cornelius's father was Soloman Tyson. Thanks, Tom Taylor    Posted December 28, 2000

I'm researching information on Daniel HALE, born abt 1775 in Cumberland. Children are thought to be Nancy Hale born Aug 10, 1789 Cumberland, married Collins Butler Oct 3 1811 Christian Co, Ky.
Polly Hale born 1790/1800-Cumberland, married James Thompson Nov 2 1812 Christian, Ky.
Anderson Hale born abt 1790 Cumberland, married Cassandra (Ann) Moore July 5,1813 Christian, Ky.
Benjamin Hale born 1790-1800, Cumberland, married Polly Bass April 13,1823 Christian, Ky.
Joseph(Joel) Hale born 1790-1800 Cumberland, married Susanna Smith Oct 2 1823 Muhlenberg, Ky.
Thomas Hale born 1794/95 Cumberland, married Nancy Pittman. Any information will be appreciated. Please advise a fee amount. Thanks, Marti Hale    Posted December 28, 2000

I am searching for information on Thomas JONES and his wife Florence. He was a farmer in Cumberland County about 1870 and had a child named Thomas. Anyone with information please contact. Thanks, Don Howard    Posted December 28, 2000

Looking for information on the following families that may have come from Cumberland Co, NC: OVERBY, SENTER, and CAMPBELL. Merritt OVERBY b. NC married Mary SENTER b. 26 Apr 1837 (I found a marriage of a Meret OVERBY to a Elizabeth A. SENTER dated 11 Mar 1848 Cumberland CO. Is this the same couple? Merritt and Mary had a daughter Margaret E. OVERBY b. 26 Apr 1857 Harnett, CO who married a Neill CAMPBELL. Any help on these three families would be great!
Thanks, Wilma Liles    Posted November 29, 2000

I did a search on IGI for my ancestors: Malcom and Mary McNEILL, and the records stated that they are both buried at "Mill Place" S. of Rockfish Creek, 2 miles E of US 301. Mary died in 1826 in The Bridge, Cumberland, NC.
I have not been able to locate either of these places on the map I have of NC. Can you all point me in the right direction? I can find Rt 301, but nothing else.
I am also trying to trace Elizabeth McNeill, (daughter of Malcom and Mary) who married Duncan BROWN ca 1807. She was born ca 1785 and died ca 1855. The first child that I can locate is Daniel Brown, born ca 1817. I'm trying to figure out why there is a 10 year lapse between marriage and first child; most likely they had children between 1807 and 1817 who did not survive. Elizabeth is my ggg grandmother, and I am trying to document the Brown line that is specific to my family.
Any, all information or leads will be most appreciated.
Thanks in advance, to everyone. Barbara Brown Hootman    Posted November 29, 2000

Seeking any information on a Dr Samuel CAMPBELL who died in Cumberland Co NC in 1784. Estate dispersed in 1785 with Norman Campbell Administrator. No will has been found, however, disperal records are all intact.
Any thing at all will be most appreciated. John A McQuaig Sr    Posted November 29, 2000

The 1800 census index for Cumberland County lists William Bruce (twice). The William Bruce I am looking for was born in NC about 1789. I don't know his parents at this time. He was married in GA in 1819 and lived in Beford County TN per the 1840 census and Coffee County TN per the 1850 census. In the 1860 TX census for DeWitt County, he is living with his daughter and son-in-law. In 1870 he is still with them at age 81. He is not listed on the 1880 census, so he apparently died between 1870 & 1880. One on his sons is Jeremiah Bruce, who is my ggrandfather?
Dick Bruce    Posted November 29, 2000

I am Beulah Hoffman Dannelley, a great granddaughter of Dougald McGREGOR. One of his sisters was Christian McGregor b 5 Dec 1795 in Scotland. She married George CAMPBELL. They had 3 sons in Scotland. This is all the information that I have on her. I do not know if she came to America or not. I do not know the names of the 3 sons or if there were other children. This information was given by Dougald McGregor to one of his grandsons. Does anyone have anything that connects the McGregors and Campbells of Cumberland County ?
I would appreciate any clues you can give me. Beulah Dannelley Florence, TX    Posted November 29, 2000

I am looking for a Smith McDONALD (d.1860) who is the father of John Walter MCDONALD. John Walter MCDONALD (b.1834) married Lucy Ann HALL (b.1840) in Fayetville, Cumberland County, NC.
Thank you, Jill Vincent McDonald    Posted November 29, 2000

I am searching for my grandfather, William Mathison ROGERS, b. abt. 1870, possibly in Cumberland County in 1880. Married Hannah Jane EDENS in 1899 in Bennettsville, SC. Any help greatly appreciated.
Barbara Rogers Bryant    Posted November 29, 2000

Searching for info on Lachlin McLEAN married to Flora in Cumberland Cty., N.C. (possibly LAMON). He and his brother were said to have come to N.C. from the Island of Mull, Scotland. No info on brother. Some of Lachlin's children were born in N.C. He and his family moved to Ga. and settled in Telfair Cty., Ga. It is not known if his brother moved there. It is also possible that Lachlin's daughter, Margaret, married Edmund BROWN who was born in S.C. Thanks, Holly Sours    Posted November 19, 2000

I am searching for information on John Bethune GRAHAM, born July 15, 1816 in Hoke/ Cumberland County, NC. Married Mary Jane Wooten March 5, 1850 in Philadelphia Pa. He died May 5, 1899 in Moore County, NC. I am interested in his children and parents. Thanks, Gayle LeBlanc    Posted November 19, 2000

MCKINNON, John Louis b June 20, in NC possibly in Cumberland County; d Jan13, 1905, in Etowah County, Ala. Married Lucinda Caroline BRYANT b Dec 20, 1820 NC; d April 14, 1892 in Etowah Co. Ala. Marriage date:April 18, 1841. Family legend says that John was a shoemaker who walked to Ala. making shoes as he travelled. His mother may have been a BARRINGTON since one son was named John Barrington MCKINNON. Any information about these families, or any clue to where I might find that information, is appreciated. Thanks, Sydney H. Lolley    Posted November 16, 2000

Thomas THOMPSON, born about 1760, served in the American Revolution from Cumberland Co. NC. He and his wife, whose name is unknown, moved to McMinn Co., TN about 1817 where he filed for his pension in 1832. They had a daughter, Flora THOMPSON, and may have had a son, also named Thomas.

Flora THOMPSON married Malcom McDOUGAL about 1815 in Cumberland Co. This family also moved to McMinn Co. TN at or about the same time as her parents did.

Thomas THOMPSON'S wife was living in 1833 but deceased by 1840 when Thomas was listed on the 1840 Census of Greene Co. MO in the household of Flora and Malcom McDOUGAL.

Any information about these families, or any clue to where I might find that information, is appreciated. Thanks, Dana Meara    Posted November 14, 2000

I am trying to locate the cemetary that my grandparents were buried in in Fayetteville. It is a large cemetary, probably a city cemetary. I do know that he died in the 1950's. She died a lot earlier, have no idea. I do not know the date they died. I think is name was "Cicero?" DEAVER and his wife was Mary Deaver from Fayetteville. Do you have information on this? His son, Cecil, was also buried in that cemetary. He died about 10 years ago. Thanks, Betsy    Posted November 11, 2000

Looking for descendents of/or information about the following family: Calvin L. STRAUGHAN b.abt. 1828 in NC. His wife was Delia and his daughter Madora was born abt. 1856. The family was enumerated in Fayetteville, North Carolina in the 1860 Census and in Cross Creek Township in the1870 Cumberland Co. NC Census. I need to determine if Calvin was the son of Wiley B. and Elizabeth Straughan of Chatham Co. North Carolina. Thanks, Pat Risner    Posted November 11, 2000

I research the line of Lauchlin COLQUHOUN, one of the 6 original persons named Colquhoun who appear as heads of family in the federal census out of Cumberland County in 1790. Have some information on the families of: Duncan Colquhoun (who lived next door to Lauchlin and was believed to be his brother), Archibald Colquhoun and wife Isabel (who subsequently appeared in later census out of Sampson County), Malcolm Colquhoun and wife Christian MacCORQUODALE. Would like to share with people researching these lines. The known children of Lauchlin and Mary Colquhoun were:
John (married Catharine McCALL 1805)
Archibald (married Flora Ray 1817)
Catherine (married Daniel McALPIN 1804)
Duncan (married either/both Sallie Ray or Flora McColl)
Margaret (married Angus Colquhoun 1826)
Thanks. Dee Calhoun Sorry, no website. Posted November 8, 2000

Researching John W. TALLY or TALLEY m. Tabitha Jane TILLMAN (dau of John Tillman & Jane Ruth). Their dau. Cora Florence Tally b 01 Apr 1876 d 18 May 1911 buried Campground Methodist Church m. Hiram BUNCE. Trying to find John W. Tally's parents. I have all the Tillman info. Thanks. Beverly Pasternak Posted November 6, 2000

The McMillan I started researching is:
Neill McMILLAN - b. 1795 Cumberland Co, NC, d. abt 1877, Madison Co, TX. m. 1816, Cumberland Co, NC, by Archibald Little, JP to Sarah Agatha FORD - b. 1798 Cumberland co, NC, d. abt 1884, Madison Co, TX

Agatha filed an application for a pension on Neill's War of 1812 service. It was rejected as she could not get affidavits or other proof that he actually served and they had no record. There was another Neill McMillan (wife: Mary) in Cumberland co. who did receive a pension for serving in the same unit. He signed with an"X" and my Neil signed his name. Agatha (in her 80's) struggled for 4 long years to prove he did serve with the unit. The pension file is 64 pages long - includes 3 deeds (to prove his signature) Quoting her Pension Application: "moved to Georgia in 1819 & to Alabama in 1822 & to Florida in 1827 & back to Alabama in 1832 & to Texas in 1850."

As far as I can tell, Neill & Agatha only got caught by the Census Taker in 1850 in Lauderdale Co, MS. Most of their children had left home - in November 1850, they moved to Leon Co, TX. They had lived in Sumter Co., AL, as documented by deeds. Might have been on the 1830 Walton Co, FL Census - but there were several Neill McMillans there at the time. Otherwise, we have no idea which counties in GA, AL, FL they lived in - they did seem to like living on a county/state line and moved from one to the other. (Sumpter Co, AL to Lauderdale Co, MS and Leon Co, TX to Madison Co, TX) The courthouse in Madison Co, TX, burned twice so there are no wills or death records. Most of their children moved to TX also, some then moved on to other TX counties and one to OK. If these people are in your family, I would like to exchange information. Thanks, Edith Dorow Posted November 3, 2000

I have Archibald MORRISON (b about 1803 ??) of Cumberland County, NC, m Jerusha BETHEA in Cumberland County and migrated to AL and MS. He and Jerusha both died in Tishomingo County, MS. Family records indicate that his parents were John Morrison and Catherine CAMPBELL Morrison, both b in United Kingdom. They are said to have come to US on a ship named "Queen Isabella " but did not meet until later in NC. I have descendants of Archie and Jerusha. If these people are in your family, I would like to exchange information. Thanks, Bickie Raspilair Guntersville, AL   Posted November 3, 2000

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