Cumberland County Queries
January - February 1998


Thanks I am interested in the Moore Co. and Cumberland Co. MURCHISON's. My g g g g grand fathers grave was discovered recently in the rural backwoods of Coosa Co. AL by pulpwooders. The inscription on the grave said John B. MURCHISON b January 12, 1774 Cumberland Co. NC and d August 26, 1847. Only one other grave was found, his wife's Nancy MURCHISON which the inscription said was the daughter of Kenneth MURCHISON of Moore Co. NC Mother was Catherine McIver. Maybe someone will have additional info for me as well.
Contact: Randy Thomas
Posted: February 17, 1998


Alonzo Washington BROWN - died around 1930 in Cumberland Co. Lived in Sampson Co. Need name of father - was probably Indian Mother: Susan ROARK Wife m1.Idella SMITH m2. Zula ____ Daugher: Maggie BROWN married a FISHER. Brothers: Jim & Zar BROWN
Contact: Rosalind Brinkley
Posted: February 17, 1998


I am looking for any information on William BOLLING & Jane GRISSELL. William BOLLING b.1810 in NC. Jane GRISSELL b. Georgia (?). They were married Oct 16, 1838 in Greene County, AL. They had at least 2 sons: William Greene & Thomas. The 1790 census shows a William BOLLING in Cumberland County, NC. I believe that this William BOLLING was my great great grandfathers father. Any and all information will be greatly appreciated, since I have come to a dead end.
Contact: JoAnn Brown
Posted: February 7, 1998


Looking for any information on Angus FINLAYSON (b.1790, d.1851-1859) in Cumberland County. Was born in Scotland and imigrated with his wife Catherine to Cumberland Co between 1820-1825. Children include: Alexander, Cartherine J, Christina A, Malcom, Mary.
Contact: NUM1SCOT@AOL.Com
Posted: February 5, 1998


Looking for any info. on John A. CAMERON b. Oct. 4, 1811 in Cumberland County NC. Also any info on his parents or siblings. He had a brother Malcom B. CAMERON and sister Sarah CAMERON who mar. Alexander McKINNON also from NC. All ended up in Union County AR. There was probably at least one more brother and one more sister. (names unknown) Their mother was Catherine ? maiden name unknown.
Contact: Dennis Cameron
Posted: February 5, 1998


I am looking for information in Cumberland County for the MATTHEWS family. Lazarus born about 1776, Jacob born about 1760 and Joseph born about 1731. They were all born in Cumberland county.
Contact: Maryanne Cowell at
Posted: February 5, 1998


Searching for information on Louis (Louie) DAVIS. Louis is found in the 1840 Cumberland Co., NC census records. His father may have been John DAVIS. His wife may have been Elizabeth PARRISH. Among their children were: 1. William DAVIS, moved to Ooltewah , TN 2. Robert DAVIS, moved to Dallas, TX 3. Wiley Oren DAVIS b: 1832 Fayettsville, Cumberland Co., NC, m. Susannah Cunningham (born 1825 in Washington Co., VA). They were married 1853 in Troublesome Cr., Ky. If anyone knows anything about Louis DAVIS or maybe researching him, I would love to correspond.
Contact: Betty Davis Green
Posted: February 5, 1998


Seeking information about the family of John Crumpler AVERITT. He was born December 3, 1818, near Fayettsville. His mother was Jane AUTRY, and his father John AVERITT. JC AVERITT was a member of the Cedar Creek Baptist Church. Averitt was ordained February 9, 1843, as pastor of the Cape Fear Church.
Contact: Aileen Reed
Posted: February 1, 1998


I am looking for the birth date/parents of Barnabus Stevens (stephens) born in 1825 in NC, and possibly in Cumberland County. Any information you could share with me would really be appreciated.
Contact: Shaynee
Posted: February 1, 1998


James and Narcissa POWELL had two daughters, born apparently in NC. One Elizabeth Christina POWELL b in 1852 and the other Isabella Catherine POWELL b 3 Nov 1854. Elizabeth married Robert Francis AMOS (my grandfather) in Rockingham Co., NC on 19 De.1872. Elizabeth died in childbirth on 28 Sept. 1875. R.F. AMOS on 11 Jan.1877 married Isabella. They moved to Cumberland Co in 1888 and most of their ten children were born there. I would appreciate hearing from any one researching this family.
Contact: Bob Amos--
Posted: February 1, 1998


Seek parents and siblings of Berry COX, listed in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, NC census of 1920 as age 22, born in SC.
Contact: Claude Medlin,
Posted: February 1, 1998


Several months ago I was reading thru the cemetery listings on this website and I came across the names of Archibald CAMERON and Christian MACKEITHEN and now I can not seem to locate thair graves. If anybody can help, it would be most welcomed. Contact: Paul Cameron
Posted: January 24, 1998


I am looking for the father of 3 RAYs: John, Archibald, and Duncan who came over here with the MacDONALDs. Duncan was born in Fayetteville in 1797. His son Duncan Jr. was a colonel in the Confederate Army. Duncan Jr's son was Dr. W. W. Ray of Congaree, S. C. died in 1929. Thomas RAY was born in N. C. near Fayetteville. August 9, 1766. He married Chairty TEAGUE sold his property in Fayetteville and came to Ross County Ohio 1803. d. Dec. 2, 1841. Any help appreciated.
Contact: Rita Ray
Posted: January 24, 1998


Looking for any info. on the parents, siblings spouse and children of Andrew SHEPPARD. He came to America when he was 1 year old (in 1858) from Cumberlandshire, Scotland and they settled in Cumberland Co. He served in the NC Line during the Revolutionary War and left Cumberland Co. in 1797 to settle in Ga. He left Ga. in 1818 and settled in Butler Co., Ala. There was an Andrew SHEPPARD who was in the Cumberland Co. Militia in the 1770's and who was elected Capt. in 1770 and who was a Justice of the Peace in 1768, I am wondering if my Andrew's father might have also been named Andrew. Thanks for any info.
Contact: Greg
Posted: January 24, 1998


Seek descendants of John MEDLIN (MEDLING) (MADLEN) who was issued on October 24, 1765 a warrant for survey for 100 acres in Cumberland County joining and above WEIR's (WYER's) land on Richland Creek, joining Joseph DUNN, WEIRs line, and Henry ATKINSON, which was sold to Joseph DUNN on March 20, 1769. On May 24, 1773, Joel MEDLIN (MADLEN) entered 100 acres in Cumberland County on south side of John PATTERSON's land and joining the same on Lower Little River. On January 29, 1784 in Cumberland County Court Minutes, John MEDLIN, Joel MEDLIN and Finley MCDONALD were ordered to work under Jason WADSWORTH, road overseer.
Contact: Claude Medlin, 1409 LeAnne Court, Raleigh, NC 27606-4142
Posted: January 24, 1998


Seek parents of Richard RYALS, (Wife Milly <Milbra Baggett 1750-1840>) Revolutionary war Patriot soldier, born ca 1748, died around 1816. Listed in Cumberland County in census of 1790, 1800, and 1810. Will dated March 29, 1816 recorded in Cumberland County. Plantation described in will was along Big Branch and bordered Black River.
Contact: Claude Medlin, 1409 LeAnne Court, Raleigh, NC 27606-4142
Posted: January 24, 1998


My grandmother was Henietta Oliver EVANS and she married John Slater KENT. They lived in Fayetteville NC. John KENT owned some type of wholesale business and lost it during the depression. They had four children, John S., Jr, William, Claude N.and Henri Evans (my father). I know that my grandmother is buried in Faytetteville; she died ca. 1976, possibly buried in a Presbyterian cemetery.
Contact: Catherine Kent Walker
Posted: January 19, 1998


I am looking for information on the GEE family cemetery which is located in the old part of Fayetteville in Cumberland County. This cemetery is a very small plot containing the graves of James and Mary Walker GEE and is near the location of the former home for Confederate War widows.
Contact: Annette GEE Ford
Posted: January 19, 1998


Trying to locate the birth of Isaac FREEMAN in 1787 in Cumberland Co NC. Possibly moved to Buncombe early on! Need who his parents are! I would appreciate any help at all.
Contact: Georgine
Posted: January 14, 1998


Thomas R. GREEN b. 1803 NC m. 12 Feb 1828 in Lawrence Co., AL, Jennett SHAW b. ca 1800 Cumberland Co., NC. Jennett SHAW was the dau of Dushee SHAW who d. ca 1825 in Cumberland Co., NC, and Jennett Isabell MCNEIL. Who were the parents/siblings of Thomas R. GREEN? Was he also from Cumberland Co.?
Contact: Mark Reid
Posted: January 12, 1998


Susan Athalia LOCKE, b. 10 Apr 1829, Fayetteville, North Carolina...... ONLY link and clue on her gravestone. Brothers Francis Alexander and John C. Father William B LOCKE and mother Susan W _____. Brothers and Susan migrated to Union County, Arkansas. Any help appreciated. Will happily share information.
Contact: Linda
Posted: January 7, 1998


Seeking any information on John Hilton THOMPSON, b 1878, d 1946, m Maggie GRADDY, b1878, d1951. Believe John was born in SC and Maggie was born in NC. Both died in Cumberland county.
Posted: January 7, 1998


Malcolm THOMPSON born ca 1784 in NC, died before 17 Feb 1853 in Franklin County, AL. In Dec 1819, Malcolm appoints John THOMSON of the County of Cumberland, NC to be his attorney and lawful agent to sell and give deed to his land and property. I am look for any information on Malcolm, his parents, siblings, wife, etc. My ancestor is his daughter, Catherine wife of Samuel MOORE. In the 1850 Census of Limestone County, a younger Malcolm and a Duncan THOMPSON, both born in NC, are living next door to Samuel MOORE. What is their connection to Catherine? Are they her brothers, not listed in the Deed records, or are they her nephews? Any and all information will be appreciated.
Contact: Imogean M. McDonald, 2642 State Line Road, Ardmore, AL 35739
Posted: January 7, 1998


Joseph BUNN, b. before 1795, d. 1848. Married in Cumb. Co. 1815 to Nancy LACKEYE. Joseph was the namesake for the Bunn's Level community in what is now Harnett Co. and was the first PostMaster. Donated land that established the Bunnlevel Friendship Baptist Church. Children; Mary BUNN b. ca 1816, married James Carroll Dollar, Hiram BUNN, Burwell BUNN, Jonathan BUNN, Henry BUNN, Joseph BUNN, Nancy BUNN, Ales BUNN, & Richard BUNN.
Posted: January 7, 1998


Robert NORDON, b. ca 1815, 35 in 1850 census, birth place unknown, married in Cumb. Co., Nancy HALLIN, b. ca 1813, 37 in 1850 census. This family lived in the Upper Little River area of Cumberland Co. and became Harnett Co. in 1855. Their daughter, Martha Issabelle NORDON, b. June 4, 1845, d. July 2, 1917, married Hector McLEAN.
Posted: January 7, 1998


Looking for information on John TOLAR, b. 1762 of Cumberland Co., NC. Would like anything on children: John, William, Isaiah, Henry, Nancy (who married Isaac THAGARD), Sally (who married Joshua JESSUP), Needham, Ann (who married Sampson BOONE), Robert, Kitty (who married William EDGE), Joseph, Simeon, and Harriet (who married Gordon THAGARD).
Posted: January 3, 1997


1755, Cumberland Co., Joseph ELKIN(S) is found on tax rolls & there may be a Will, does anyone search this person or know descendants? Is Benjamin ELKIN(S) found on 1790 census related?
Contact: Geraldine E. Cook
Posted: January 3, 1998


Does anyone have any record of any HUTCHISON or HUTCHINSON living in Cumberland County any time before 1830?
Contact: Pamela Hutchison
Posted: January 3, 1997

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