Cumberland County N. C. Queries
September - October 2001

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

Seek descendants of Joel MEDLIN (MADLEN) who entered 100 acres on May 4, 1773 in Cumberland County on south side of John PATTERSON'S land and adjoining the Lower Little River. On September 9, 1784, Joel MEDLIN entered 50 acres on Lower Little River bordering Robert SMITH in Moore County. On March 19, 1786, Joel MEDLIN entered 50 acres on Pond Branch of Lower Little River in Moore Co. On May 24 and May 26, 1786, Joel MEDLIN entered two each 50 acre tracts in Moore County bordering Robert SMITH, one on south side of Lower Little River and other on north side bordering Finley McDONALD. These lands were below the mill pond established before 1769 by Nicholas SMITH near present day Thagard's Lake at Whispering Pines. Claude Medlin   1409 LeAnne Court   Raleigh, NC 27606   Posted October 23, 2001

I understand that the BRYAN-MCKAY REUNION is to be sometime in Oct. at Summerville Presbyterian Church in Harnett County, NC...I do not know the date....Can you help? Thank you very much... Millie Yongue     Posted October 5, 2001

Need proof of death and marriage for Anna Daniel SMITH She was -born 1864 in Bladen County, married Milton Henry Smith sometime after the 1880 census. She died Feb. 10, 1894 in Cumberland County. Would appreciate any help, Jerry Posted: September 30, 2001

I am researching CAPPS history and have much info. My GG Grandparents were William Henry CAPPS(06/18/1835) and Nancy Anne Smith CAPPS (07/20/1835-01/01/1925). Both are buried at Galatia Presbyterian Church in western Cumberland County. We think Williams fathers name was 'Harvey'(told by elder relatives) but another connection says he was the son of 'Littleton'. Perhaps he had both names,(first & middle) and was probobly from Johnson County.

Their son, David George CAPPS (02/09/1870 - 08-13-1963) & Annie Taylor CAPPS (05/14/1875-02/22/1934) were my Great Grandparents. They are also buried at Galatia. Their son, George Hubert CAPPS (06/27/1904-08/24/1966) & Fannie Monroe Capps were my grandparents. They are buried at the Spring Lake Church of the Covenent Presbyterian Church on Manchester Road.

Their son James Edison CAPPS (b. 04/20/1928) & Mary Ann Strickland CAPPS are my parents. Anyone wishing more info on this line, or having any to offer- please contact me at:

NCAPPS@MINDSPRING    NJC28304@EXCITE.COM or   NJC28304@YAHOO.COM    Am looking forward to hearing from you! Nancy Posted: September 30, 2001

I'm looking for a Turpentine farm that the McKEITHAN (maybe spelled differently) in Cumberland Co. Do you know of any records that might have this information in it! Family word has it that they own and operated it till it burned down. Thank you very much, Jerry Waters Posted: September 25, 2001

I am looking for the parents of Torquil (Tuttle, Turle, Turquill) McLEOD (McLOUD, MacLEOD). He was born either in Scotland or in Bladen County in 1811 or 1813. He married Sarah HAINEY who was born in Cumberland Co. 1812 and is buried there. Their children were Joseph Erwin (Ervin) b.4/28/1845, John Ballentine b. 1836, Malcom Layafette b. 1835, Margaret (Peggy) Ann b.1838, Wright b. 1839, William Downing b. & d. 1844. I would really like info. on Torquil's parents. All we know is that he was a McLEOD and he was married to a McKETHAN. Contact: Ellen Marks Posted: September 22, 2001

I would like any information on this couple....Allen WILKINSON and Catherine CAMPBELL married 2/3/1824 in Cumberland Co. NC. Also about Duncan WILKINSON and Christian PATTERSON WILKINSON who posted a will in July 1826 in Robeson Co. NC book A page 96. If you could share any, please contact Linda   Posted September 20, 2001

I am trying to locate information on where Neil Carver BEARD and his wife Mahala MARSH BEARD are buried. Neil C. Beard was born in about 1805. He was the oldest son of Neil BEARD and Elizabeth CARVER BEARD of Cumberland Co., NC. He married Mahala MARSH BEARD in Oct. 1831 in Cumberland Co., NC She was the daughter of John and Hannah CAIN MARSH. It is believed that he served in the Civil War and I understand that he died sometime during the Civil War. I don't know when his wife, Mahala, died. I need to find out exactly WHERE they are buried. Thanks for your assistance. Jackie Morgan   Posted September 16, 2001

Does anyone know if there is a Cumberland County District map which shows the different Census Districts in the 1800s??? Or is there a list that tells location of each District?? Thanks, Don Morrison   Posted September 10, 2001

My gggrandmother, Barbara COX, was born in Northern Cumberland County 1805; married James Jim AKINS there, had children there, Barbara Barbe Ann Akins 2/14/1846, Sarah Akins 1848 and James A. Akins 1853. Since I am an Akins, I am very interested in finding info on James Jim Akins, his parents, where he was from, etc. There is a James Akins listed on the 1810 Cumberland Census for Capt. MacKenny's District. Can anyone help me with this? Shirley Akins Brown   Posted September 10, 2001

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