Cumberland County N. C. Queries
September - October 2000

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BROWN (Fayetteville Arsenal)
My ggrandfather, John D Brown, served NC in the War Between the States. I found his name on the Civil War Database, as having enlisted in Company C at Fayetteville, Cumberland County, NC. While I was at the State Archives in Raleigh last week, I found the company history and the archivist copied it for me.

Apparently, Company C (tacked onto 2nd Battalian NC Local Defense Troops) was raised at the Fayetteville Arsenal, was was comprised only of the Arsenal employees.

I have not been able to determine if the John D Brown listed is my ggrandfather. I thought that if I could access some documentation on the Arsenal itself, I might be able to verify, one way or another, that this is my kin.

My John D Brown was born and raised in Robeson County, although, because of the shifting county lines, or the proximity, some of our people are buried in Cumberland County (Antioch, etc.). He could have moved to Fayetteville for work, I suppose; He was 18 in 1863 when the company was formed.

Does anyone know where I could look to get employee records, or historical data concerning the Fayettevill Arsenal?

Any lead at all, would be much appreciated. Thanks, Barbara Brown Hootman   Posted October 24th, 2000

Thomas L HYBART died near Fayetteville, Cumberland Co, NC 1 Jan, 1847. Apparently he was a member of the Bar. William BOR was kin and living in Fayette in 1856. The only child that I am aware of is son William L HYBART who had settled as a farmer in Hybart village, Monroe County, AL by 1862. Thomas is the son of John HYBART of Wales and Mary HYBART. John immigrated to America in 1773. Hybart was noted as dying near Fayette. Bor used Fayette as his address in a formal letter in 1856. That is all that I know to date on this generation. I would appreciate any further details Thomas Sylvester   Posted October 23rd, 2000

Searching for descendants of John ATKINS b abt. 1800 m 1. Mary Jane CROFT 2. Martha Croft ABERNATHY. John was the son of Issac Atkins b abt. 1749. Issac's father was John Atkins, b 1723 d1893 Wake Co. whose father was Ica Atkins, died 1796 Cumberland Co. Issac died 3/25/1838 in Giles Co. Tennessee. I don't know when his family left NC for TN but do know he had Uncles Lewis and Ica who died in Cumberland Co. Hunter B. Atkins   Posted October 18th, 2000

Trying to connect James Anderson Lemons to his father Archibald Lemons. Archibald Lemons was in Cumberland County in the 1820 Census. I do not have any dates for Archibald, but James' dates are b. 1868 d. 1943. Thanks:-) Bob Newport   Posted October 18th, 2000

I am looking for info on Ica ATKINS, died in Cumberland County 1796. He was married to Anne and had a son John. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Libby Atkins Parker   Posted October 18th, 2000

I am looking for connections to the Archibald MCLAREN ancestors, of Cumberland County, who are buried in the Eastover cemetery. My GGGG is Archibald and his daughter Jennett (my GGG grandmother) married Richardson STRICKLAND who had my GG grandmother Isabella. All except Isabella are buried there. She is buried next to her husband John S. PORTER and daugher Moseolar (Porter) CULBRETH and her husband George Duncan Culbreth. I would like to find out when Archibald and Mary left Scotland on what ship and any other information I might obtain. Thanks, Becki   Posted September 24th, 2000

I am looking for a Margaret SINCLAIR of Cumberland County, who was married to my GGgrandfather Duncan James CULBRETH. I have their marriage bond and have Duncan James death certificate that names Margaret as wife but that he is widowed at the time of his death in 1920. She is not buried next to him in the Culbreth cemetery and my guess is she may have been from Moore Cty. and buried there in maybe in a Sinclair family cemetery. They are listed in the 1850 census together. Their son George Duncan was my greatgrandfather. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Becki   Posted September 24th, 2000

I am trying to find information on my mother's side of the family. I have found information on my g-g-grandfather, Archibale MACDONALD, born in either Moore or Cumberland County in 1815, (a twin with Angus) b. 12-1-1815. I have unverified information on his father, Donald MACDONALD, B. 1781 in Scotland. I am trying to find verifiable information on John MACDONALD, his wife, and the possibility of the family consisting of: Angus, Sarah, Mary, and Donald, all born in North Carolina. Thank you, Eugene Watson   Posted September 21st, 2000

I am interested in any info I can find out about the LOVICK Family of Cumberland County. Most of my relatives lived in Wade, NC and are buried at the Old Bluff Church, but I have run into a brick wall when I try to find out any info about them. If anyone can it would be deeply appreciated. Thanks, Donna Higgins Billings   Posted September 11, 2000

I have death certificates for my grandfather Jessie Edward TYLER 1895-1948 and his parents Jessie Tyler 1878-1946 - Ferba CHAVIS 1958-1930. Jessie Tyler 's parents were Jessie Tyler and Betsy Jane WHITE (there names were on his death cert) Ferba Chavis' parents on her death certificate were Henry Chavis and Louise LOCKLEAR My grandmother Armatha Jacobs Tyler 1908-1978 her death cert says her parents were Barbara JACOBS 1888?-1971 and Colen McLAUGHLIN (no info whatsoever . . . I think he was the scallywag white boy who entered the picture at some point and gave BJ about 5 daughters, they never married I guess, I'd love to find out more about him) Barbara Jacobs parents according to her death certificate were Alexander Locklear and Ellen Jacobs (sounds like they never married either?) Brenda   Posted September 11, 2000

Looking for information on Cumberland County residents. John BUCHANAN (b. in Scotland) m Amy GRAHAM (b. in Scotland). Unknown if they married in Scotland or elsewhere. First son John JR was born in Cumberland Co abt 1774; Second son Daniel P. was born in Cumberland Co abt 1780 and later married Catherine Graham?; third son Christopher was born abt 1789 and later married Isabell MACLEOD; and fourth son Hercules was born abt 1797 and later married a Virginia?. All the familys moved to TN and settled in Houston Co, Benton Co, Stewart Co areas. Who was John Buchanan's parents and his wifes parents? When did they move to Cumberland Co? Was this the same John Buchanan that was given a land grant as shown as #4173 pg 177 Patent Book 22 "John Buchanan 22 Jan 1773 100 acres in Cumberland on the lower side of Deep River Joining Joseph Duckworth Jr, the bank of the said river and supposed lines of Joel McLendon or Gabriel Hardin". Will be willing to share any info that I have on this and related familys that I have. Steve Fitch   Posted September 7, 2000

Trying to locate info on Arch LEMONS and connecting him to James Anderson Lemons/Laymons b. 1868 d. 1943 in Hamilton Co., Tenn. They would be father/son. Cumberland county had quite a few Lemons earlier in their history is the reason I am searching here. These two people are my GG & GGrandfather. Thanks:-) Bob Bob   Posted September 6, 2000

Searching for information about an engagement or action by NC Patriot forces in 1775 in Cumberland County. In a pension application for the Revolutionary War veteran Jacob SHOOK he says he went from Catawba County in the Fall of that year to Bass Creek, a location which he says is at Fayetteville. He was to collect stores and suppress the Tories and was under the command of Rutherford. Can anyone help me with the history on this? Thanks, Bob Jones , Arden NC   Posted September 6, 2000

My grandfather Charles Franklin JONES lived in Cumberland County. He is buried at Black's Chapel Methodist Church in Godwin, between Fayetteville and Dunn. The only information I have on him is that he was born April 20, 1875 and died April 27, 1951. He was a US deputy marshall. I can not locate any information about him anywhere. I do not know the name of his mother or father. My father (who is still living) remembers VERY little about his grandparents. I was hoping that maybe there may be some information that may lead me to the answer. Thanks again for any help you could possibly give me. Thank you so much. Janet Idol   Posted September 6, 2000

I have been looking for the location of my husband's great grandfather Rufus RATCLIFF. We know from census records that he was born in North Carolina. My mother-in-law was told that her family lost the land which eventually became the Rockefeller's summer place. I have finally been able to establish that the Rockefeller summer place was Overhills, now in Harnett County. Rufus Ratcliff was born about 1815; so the county at that time was Cumberland County. I do know that by 1840 or so he was in northeastern Georgia, Gilmer County. I hope that this is sufficient information to enter his name in the list. Thank you. Carol Battle Posted September 4, 2000

My father, Thomas Edwin REAVES, was from the Carvers Creek area of Cumberland County NC. According to his military records, he did graduate from high school. His name does not show up on Linden High School records, along with two of his brothers. Three of his younger siblings did go to Linden. He was born 1912. Probably graduated around 1930. Can anyone help with where he went to high school? Deeply grateful for any help. Corinne Posted September 1, 2000

What year was Linden High School founded? Where did a student from the Carver Creek Area go to High School before the opening of Linden? Corinne Posted September 1, 2000

I would be very grateful if anyone can give the the location of the old China Grove Presbyterian Church. Supposed to be near the Cumberland-Harnett line, on Cumberland side. Please put it in terms of present day landmarks. I am not familiar with the area. Supposed to be a McCORQUODALE family graveyard near that site. Would like to visit it on my next trip to that area. Corinne Posted September 1, 2000

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

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