Cumberland County N. C. Queries
May - June 2001

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Thank you, I appreciate you help. Myrtle Bridges Cumberland County NCGenWeb Coordinator

Does anyone have, or can you suggest, a reliable source of information on Cross Creek, the Scottish settlement that later became Fayetteville, NC? I can find general references to the town and NC State Archives has a map of the original town, but that's about all the details I've been able to unearth. I need to know the names of businesses there, etc. Kathy Williams Posted June 27, 2001

I am looking for information on the following ancestors. If anyone out there has any little bit of information on these people I would appreciate hearing from you. Thomas JONES born in 1880 in Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC and died in 1965 in same location. Thomas was married to Mattie Mae McDOUGALD born 1884 NC and died in 1952 in Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC. Thomas Jones' father was John Bryant JONES born about 1849 in NC and died in 1924 in Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC. John Bryant's wife was Elizabeth SESSOMS born about 1858 in NC and died in 1921 in Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC. John Bryant's father was Bryant or Bryan Jones born about 1808 in NC and married to Rebecca OVERTON born about 1816 in NC. Please Contact: Peggy J. Herring Hill Posted June 25, 2001

Looking for connection with: TYSON, HODGES, GAUTIER, CARR.

Aaron Lucas TYSON b. abt 1802 m. Elizabeth Jane HODGES 1829 in Cumberland Co, NC. Aaron's father = William TYSON, mother = Sarah A. (surname unknown). I don't know the name of William's father for sure - may be Aaron - but believe William's Grandfather to be a Cornelius Tyson.

Catherine Ann Tyson - GAUTIER is a daughter of Aaron Tyson & Elizabeth Hodges-Tyson. Catherine Tyson m. William Hart GAUTIER in Bladen County, January 1851.

Two of William & Catherine Gautier's daughters, Sarah Elizabeth Gautier - CARR and Rebecca Eliza Gautier - West appear in the 1910 census of Cumberland County with their mother Catherine. All three women appear as widows in this census. Thank you. Christina Melton Posted June 24, 2001

I just found a listing on the Colliers Church Chapel Cemetary of someone that may be my ancestor. Died 10/2/1895. Archives in Raleigh says they wwon't have death record - same with Cumberland County register ... any ideas as to how I could get back up / some kind of documentation & proof that this is my guy. The surname is CARR - so it's pretty broad. Thanks for guidance! Christina Melton Posted June 22, 2001

I am looking for info on Wm. F. BEALE b. abt. 1825 married to Julia CULBRETH b. 4/1/1839. They had a son named Walter R. Beale born 1877 in Cumberland County. Thank You. Niki Morrison Posted June 22, 2001

I am looking for a town by the name of Yadkins Falls, possibly in Cumberland Co. My James McDONALD, innkeeper at Cross Creek had a son, William, who stated in his registration for the Army he was born there. It isn't listed on the new state map. This was in the late 1770's, 1800's. Possibly gone by now. Thanks so much, Ruth M. Scruggs Posted June 22, 2001

I am trying to find if an Alexander McKENZIE is listed in either the Robeson Co., or Cumberland Co. NC census for 1800. He was born 1785 in NC and we believe he is the son, Alexander, mentioned in the McKENZIE Letter on the Cumberland Co. site. We have absolutely NO proof of this, but the dates match and we do know that he said his father was Kenneth. However, having said that, his first born son was named John Buie McKENZIE. He married a Charlotte Monroe (also born 1785 in NC). They left NC and moved to Greene Co. MS around 1810(later it became Perry Co. MS). I have absolutely hit a brick wall as far as information about his parents. My Mother, who is 89 now, has searched for many years to connect him to a McKENZIE family back in NC with no luck. We have tried to trace the Monroe connection also without any luck. Also tried the Buie name in the hopes that someone would have a connection to that family. No luck. I appreciate anything you might have that could point me in the right direction. Thank you so very much, Eileen Hamilton Carter Posted June 21, 2001

My g.g.grandfather, Alexander McKELLAR (Oct.12, 1804 - April 1, 1885) arrived in Butler Co., AL in 1829. He had spent 2 years in Monticello, Jefferson Co., FL before showing up in AL. He became a prominent citizen of Greenville, Butler Co., AL which was in its infancy in 1829. I know he served as mayor, postmaster, notary public, town clerk, tax assessor, and county treasurer. I believe he was a tailor by trade. He jointed the Presbyterian Church in 1833. I think he came from Glasgow, Scotland, but have been unable to verify this. What I don't know is who were his parents, siblings, etc. He may have had siblings that went to Texas, as I remember hearing "old folks" speak of relatives in Texas. He married Mary Adeline CALDWELL (Jan. 26, 1810 - Dec. 3, 1890) daughter of William Harris and Elizabeth CALDWELL, on 26 January 1832. They had 12 children. My g. grandmother, Isabella McKELLAR, was the only child to marry. Anyone that might have a lead for me will be more than appreciated. K. N. Head Posted June 21, 2001

Looking for cemetery record of Anna Elizabeth Daniel SMITH -died Cumberland Couny NC c.1894. buried about 5 miles from Pierces Mill in cemetery in path of or close to Interstate 95 Wife of Milton Henry Smith d. 18 mar 1916 Fayetteville, buried in Pierces Mill vicinity- not in the same cemetery. Appreciate any help you might be able to give. Kind Regards, Jerry Posted June 20, 2001

Looking for any information on the families of Duncan HUGHES who married Mary MORRISON abt 1800 in Cumberland, Co., NC. Duncan was born abt 1758 in Cumberland Co., NC. They moved to Montgomery Co., GA after 1820 for all known children were born in NC. Children were Sarah, Margaret, Mary, Hugh, John, Angus, Neill, Norman, Daniel and Duncan Jr. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks! Charlotte A. Pierce Posted June 15, 2001

I am looking for information on BLACKLEDGE and McCLELLAN. Kay Fussel Catherine BLACKLEDGE was born in Cumberland County on Oct. 22, 1822. Catherine married Charles Davis McCLELLAN on August 30, 1838. I don't know where they were married. Charles D. was born on May 1, 1819 in Camden Cty, Ga. His father is Charles J. McCLELLAN born bet 1770-1780. His father was Andrew McClellan born abt 1746 in Hamshire, VA. Andrew married Sarah R. Edwards 2-19-1769.
Kay Thanks! Posted June 15, 2001

I'm looking for a cemetery called Lynwood which is in Manchester Township, Cumberland Co. A descendant of the Kivett family has been trying to locate it. Has anyone heard of the Lynwood Cemetery? Please contact Fort Bragg Archaeological Collections Manager Bev Boyko Thanks! Posted June 14, 2001

Looking for death dates and burial place for Lucian LUCAS and Rebecca J. WIGGANS, they were in the 1900 census for Cumberland County, Carver's Creek township. They had the following children: Jesse M B: May 1887, Rosilla b: May 1889, Walter J. b: Feb. 1892, and Lida B b: Mar 1894. Does anyone have any information on this family?
Thanks in advance Pauline Wiggins Herron Posted June 13, 2001

Seeking information on a John HEAGERTY who moved to Cumberland County from Cork County, Ireland about 1800. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He married a Mary CAMERON from Moore County. John was supposed to have been a general superintendent for the government in clearing out the Cape Fear River for navigation. John, Mary and their four children, William, Richard, James and Mary moved to Missouri in 1840. Any information is greatly appreciated. Michelle Wheeler Posted June 6, 2001

My grandfather was Clarence SMITH and married Sadie Mae SMITH. I am looking for the family of Albert H Smith, Bert H Smith, Robert E. Smith, Edgar Milton Smith married to Lillie Baxley Smith. My father is the son of Clarence and Sadie, Justin B Smith Sr. married to Betty Jean Cain Smith.

Albert and Clarence SMITH of Cumberland County are buried in Hope Mills Cemetery. Thank You for any help. Betty Sue Smith Costa Posted May 27, 2001

I would like any information on Wiley O'Quinn. All I know is that he was from Cumberland County, NC. Thanks Michael O'Quinn Posted May 24, 2001

My name is Cammy and I'm looking for my family history. The EDWARDS of Falcon I know that someone in Cumberland Co. did a search several years ago and came up with all sorts of goodies. I think that it may have been the sister-in-law or daughter-in-law of Lois Draughon, 29 Jan 1898 - Jan 1980, If my memory serves me correctly I think they owned a building business in Fayetteville and his son took it over when the dad retired or died. If you know of this person and can direct me on how to contact then I would be very greatful. Thanks for your precious time. Cammy Ellis Posted May 24, 2001

Hello, does anyone have access or information on the journals of Mr. Wright? (1877-1953) I understand that they were used in obtaining additional information on the Cross Creek cemetery projects published by Mrs. Sherman. I very much appreciate any help. Thank you. Melanie Kennedy Posted May 20, 2001

I am searching for info on my grandfather Eli G. YARBOROUGH he is buried at Cumberland graveyard at Cumberland N.C. John B. Yarborough Jr. John Yarborough Posted May 17, 2001

I'm trying to locate the family of John M. HUMPHREY (3/30/1883-4/10/1960) He is buried in Cross Creek Cemetery in Cumberland Co. His father, Ewen James Humphrey was the brother of my grandfather, Daniel J Humphrey, Saddletree in Robeson Co. I know nothing of his wife or children. I believe his middle name was Marshall. Thanks for any suggestions or help, Joanne Posted May 17, 2001

I'm looking for further info, and willing to share what I have, on the Killen and McDougal family of Cumberland Co., N.C. in mid 1700's. Mark Jones Posted May 17, 2001

Searching for FREELAND family that were in N. Car. before 1790 then moved on into Tenn. In particular, the James Freeland, Esq. family. I'm not certain if they were in Cumberland County.
Thanks Ruth Posted May 8, 2001

I'm research Duncan PATTERSON, born September 26, 1782, Harnett Co., NC. He married Mary BUIE on March 4, 1808, in Cumberland Co., NC. He later married Flora MUNN on May 8, 1827. Duncan died on October 24, 1864, in NC. Duncan's father was John PATTERSON. John's father was Duncan PATTERSON, probably from Argyllshire, and immigrated from Scotland on December 26, 1745. Any information would be appreciated. Karin A. Patterson Posted May 7, 2001

James COLVIN, Sr. who left a will in Cumberland Co. North Carolina 1814 naming James, Jr., Henry, Robert and Mary & wife Margaret (probably McNAIR). Our line is from James, Jr and his son Duncan Blue COLVIN. Duncan Blue COLVIN's first wife Margaret McSWAIN must have died. He left two of his two daughters with his parents James COLVIN, Jr. and Anne BLUE. Duncan was in Arkansas when he met and married Mary B. ARNOLD. He died in Hempstead Co, Hope, Arkansas. Mary and family came on to Texas. John Wilson COLVIN died in Corsicana TX, Navarro Co. His son Emmett was from his 1st marriage to Annie GILPIN. md 2nd Sallie MAYO. We would like to connect with other family members of either marriage. Family bible records give names, many settled in Ellis Co, TX. Emmett N. COLVIN married Elizabeth Irma RAY in Upshur Co. TX., died in an explosion of a derrick in 1914. Would like to know place of his death. Have been contacted by a direct descendent of Henry COLVIN who resides in Florida. Would like to find descendants of Robert COLVIN and Mary. Also would appreciate any information on Annie GILPIN. If you think you remotely connect to this line, please contact. Thanks, Charles & Dee Colvin Posted May 5, 2001

I am searching for information about my grandmother Florence WEBSTER married to Elias G. YARBOROUGH. She was born July 1877, died 1956 at Cumberland N.C., buried in Cumberland graveyard Cumberland N.C. There was a Marvin WEBSTER at Cumberland. I don't know if he was kin or not. I have heard the name Tom WEBSTER when I was a young man. I am 68 now. Email John B. Yarborough Jr. Posted May 4, 2001

I am searching for information on Daniel PARKER b. ca. 1818 (1850 Cumberland County census) who married Amanda BLACKMAN b. ca. 1831. There is an older Daniel PARKER b. ca. 1775 in NC listed with Daniel and Amanda PARKER in 1850 whom I believe was probably his father. Who were the parents of Daniel PARKER, Sr. and who was the mother of Daniel PARKER, Jr.? I am researching BAIN, BOWDEN, and PARKER surnames of Cumberland County.
Thank you, Page Pearson Wester Posted May 4, 2001

I am interested in the "Bible Records" from the Cumberland County Genealogical Society for the "Overby/Davis; Overby/Fletcher; and Overby/Wemyss". Any help will be appreciated. Bob Overby Posted May 2nd, 2001

Searching for information regarding Richard and Mary ___ CREECH. Family story is that they were killed by the Tories in 1775. Thought to have died about June - July 1775 in Cumberland Co. This Richard CREECH is the brother of my 2nd great grandfather Ezekiel CREECH, Sr. Contact: Roy G. Creech Posted May 2nd, 2001

I am searching for information on the families of James HOWARD, Jr. who married Anna McCULLIN, 1812, Cumberland Co., N.C. Any clues appreciated. Sincere thanks, Ramona Winer Posted May 2nd, 2001

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