Cumberland County Queries

November - December 1999

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I would like Information on Patrick O'QUINN born 1750 in Ireland and lived in Cumberland County, NC. He died in 1806. I am interested in finding information on his daughters and any other information on him.Gloria Jackson     Posted December 31st, 1999

Seeking information about Louis Lennon WORRELL and Drucilla WEST of 71st Township, Cumberland Co., N.C. Drucilla and Louis were married in Cumberland County in 1856. Children are Sarah, Lizzie, William, John, Mattie, Mary, Lou Etta and Minnie. The family left N.C. in 1893. Where was Louis born and who are his parents, brothers and sisters? Where was Drucilla born and who are her parents, brothers and sisters? Ray Nell McCommon     Posted December 30th, 1999

This is James again haven`t received much help on my search. I was hoping this was the site that would help me get past my wall. So I know with all the know how that is here you can help, so please help. I am looking anything to do with this family, the parents of John (?L) Johnson and ?`s on wife Smithy MADDILL and some of there childern;

John (?L) Johnson   b.abt.   1827
Smithy Maddill   b.abt. 1826    wife
Jasper Johnson   b.abt. 1845   son
Berline Johnson    b.abt. 1848    daughter
James H. Johnson    b.abt. 1852    son
Albert Johnson    b.abt. 1855    son
Eviline Johnson    b.abt. 1857   daughter
Adolphus Johnson   b.abt. 1862   son

This family was in the counties of Wake, Johnston, Harnett and Cumberland, N.C. depending in what year with the last two. I would like info on who John`s parents were and if possible his wife Smithy`s people. I also need info on what happened the Jasper, Berline, Albert, Eviline, because before my search started about ten years ago my family had never heard these names. All they act like they had ever heard was James Henry Johnson and my g-grandfather Adolphus Johnson. I just don`t understand how that many childern can be lost out of a families history, Like my g-grandfather Adolphus and nothing between him and James H., can or would somebody explain this to me. I`ve been right here around this same point of my WALL for going on ten years.

I know there has to be a trick to getting past this WALL, Please Help. Any Help will be Greatly Appreciated, James L. Johnson Jr.     Posted December 29th, 1999

In 1820 Census two BETHEAs and their families were living in Cumberland Co NC: John and William. They are known to have been related to the Betheas of Marion District SC. The family was also close to a James CALCUT/CALCOTE of Marion. When James died in 1820 he left 4 minor children - at first the two daughters, Jane and Hannah, were kept and schooled by James' estate, but after 1824 they disappear. They next reappear in NC getting married in 1827-28. Hannah married a GULLY and Jane married Curtis Durham GRADY in Cumberland Co (and to cap all this, both Gully and Grady were grandchildren of Ezekiel SLOCUMB).

Does anyone know anything about these two members of the BETHEA family? Or of any connections with the CALCUT family? One thing struck me as a little odd - although he was at least 45 years old at the 1820 census, he had 5 daughters all under 10 as well as another 4 children under 16.

This Jane Brown Calcote was my wifes gt gt grandmother. Does anyone have any clues about these two Calcote/Calcut's who had some connection (guardianship?) with the NC Betheas? best wishes David Asprey     Posted December 29th, 1999

I'm looking for the ancestry of William Lathrin CALAIS who was born June 27, 1800. He married Lucene SEDBERRY on November 12, 1818 (She is the daughter of George SEDBERRY).

From a book on the G.33rd Regiment NC Troops:

CALLAIS, William L., Private. Born in Montgomery County and resided in Cumberland County where he was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Cumberland County at age 56, August 24, 1861 (Wonder if he lied about his age?) Present or accounted for through March 13, 1862. Company records indicate he was captured at New Bern on March 14, 1862; however, records of the Federal Provost Marshal do not substantiate that report. Reported absent sick in November-December 1862. Discharged on February 28, 1863 by reason of disability.

Children of William CALAIS and Lucene SEDBERRY are:
John Dudley CALAIS (born 4/5/1824 and died 5/3/1863 at Chancellorville, VA)
Lucene Frances CALAIS (born 1828)
Martha D. CALAIS (born 1836 - married (1) R. T. SCANLIN, married (2) T. H. STONER on 4/4/1867)
William Mitchell CALAIS (born 12/21/1939 and died 12/1/`875 married Sarah Hill DAVIS)

Children of John Dudley CALAIS and Sarah Hill MITCHELL are:
Martha Davis CALAIS, Charles Henry CALAIS, Florence Cornelia CALAIS, Thomas M. CALAIS, Harvey W. CALAIS, William Gaston CALAIS and Sarah CALAIS.

Martha Davis CALAIS married John Chisholm VANN and they are my great-grandparents.

This family was in Cumberland County for most of the time that I have their history. It is said that the first Calais in this line was Jean Calais who left France (may have gone to England) and came to VA. Then there is at least one skipped generation before John CALAIS who married Elizabeth HODGES and is the father of John CALAIS. Fran Johnston Posted December 28th, 1999

I'm looking for several families in Cumberland County. However, today, I'm concentrating on the STONES. The only lead I have as to where my Stones came from is that they lived on a plantation in the "Cape Fear Region". Enoch Stone evidently left that area and moved to Morrisville, NC by 1850. His son was Mark Porter Stone, his son was Joshua Levi Stone, his son was Cecil Gerald Stone.

Anyone know anything about these Stones. All I've got is family lore that Enoch's father was mean and made his living some how on "the sea" - when he came home one time, his children left!!! Any help would be appreciated! Fran Johnston Posted December 28th, 1999

I am looking for the origins of the GAINEY family who are in the Cumberland County area late 1700s and early 1800s, specifically Abraham Gainey who is deceased in early 1820. Our Gaineys married GEDDIE, McPHAIL, and MAXWELLS, whom I know arrived from Scotland, but our Gainey origins are still a mystery. Any help would be appreciated. Scattered Seed looks like a possibility for further information but as my resources are limited I would like to purchase with caution. Many thanks - Mollie Gainey-Stanley
Posted December 26th, 1999

My name is David Ray Stillwell. My Grandfather's name was Thomas Jefferson WILLIS.
Great Grandfather William Willis
G.G. Grandfather Dempsey Rite Willis
G.G.G. Grandfather Benjamin Willis Jr.-B.1774 Cumberland Co., N.C.-D.1860
G.G.G.G.Grandfather Benjamin Willis Sr.-B.1750 Bladen Co., N.C.-D.1825 Cumberland Co., N.C.
G.G.G.G.G.Grandfather Benjamin Willis-B.1725 Hanover Co., N.C.- D.1785 Bladen Co., N.C.
G.G.G.G.G.G.Grandfather Benjamin Willis (Believed to have been Born 1690 in Dovenshire, England)
Benjamin Willis and his family entered the U.S. through Isle of Wight Co., Va.
I have all the information on their wives also. Any information such as certified records on the ones from N.C. would be very helpful to my family. I am also looking for when Benjamin Willis Died, the Ship he came over on, and time w/place of birth. Thank you, Dravid R. Stillwell   Posted December 23rd, 1999

I am looking for connections in Cumberland and perhaps Bladen County to a branch of the CAIN family that lived in Cumberland County near Fayetteville in later years. My GGGrandfather was Samuel R. Cain who married Nancy JARRETT who was born in 1818 and died in 1897. Their children were Samuel Erastus (my GGrandfather), Alexander MacDuffy, John, Dick, Sydney (F), and Jarratt.

Samuel Erastus Cain was born on July 20, 1848, in Wade Station, Eastover Township, NC and married Alice Francis BULLOCK. Their children were Joseph Alston, Sydney Ivey (my grandfather), Virginia, Nancy S., Ilar M., Leighton Dewey, Lillie, Marshall, and Clarence B.

My grandfather, Sydney Ivey Cain was born on August 27, 1884, in Eastover Township, Cumberland County, NC and married Charlotte Ailey WHITE. They had two children, Sydney Ivey and Carlton Cain. My father was Carlton White Cain born September 18, 1915, in Cumberland County. He married Cleo Margaret PARNELL.

My father often spoke of a family bible which had been lost from the Cain family through marriage but was still reported to be in the Tarboro, NC area. It contained the names of the seven Cain brothers who originally immigrated from Ireland. The family was originally from Scotland. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Allen Cain   Posted December 22nd, 1999

Looking for family and ancestors of Ephraim Lennon SWAIN, late of Cumberland County, in search for possible link to Ephraim LENNON, Sgt, 6th NC Regt, Revolutionary War. Any leads would be appreciated. Lennon Lynwood B.   Posted December 21st, 1999

My Griffins moved from Cumberland County North Carolina to Alabama about 1839. My great great great grandfather was Thomas GRIFFIN, married Nancy Stewart and moved to Henry County Alabama. Family lore says that General Griffin is his father, General being his given name. There are Land Patents in the Coosa County Alabama and Jackson County Florida area that shows General W. Griffin owned land there. At first it was believed that this General Griffin was the father of Thomas, but now we think he may have been a son. Our Griffins were in North Carolina in 1803 until 1839. Family given names are General, Thomas, Hardy, Dempsey, Bryant, Joseph, William, and John. It could be that the father never left North Carolina. Is there anyone who has information that would help me? Roberta Childs   Posted December 20th, 1999

Need connection from Cumberland County to Tennessee. I was told that Robert Soward MYERS parents came from N.C. to Tennessee. Robert married Sarah Jane Coulson in 1852. I figure that this move from N.C. to Tennessee had to be between 1780-1818. Please help me with any info. you have. Regards, Sandra Myers Bellflower   Posted December 20th, 1999

I am seeking any information about my 3rd-Great Grandfather William SIMMONS, born abt. 1793-4 in (Fayetteville, N.C.). His mother/father unknown to me. He fathered at least two children there, Catherine b. ca. 1823 and Hanson Kelly SIMMONS b. ca.1830. I do not know the mother's name.

He served in the war of 1812, unknown military unit. There are 5 Wm. SIMMONS on rolls. About 1840 he and a unnamed brother and their children traveled by mule cart through Georgia. The brother settled there. Then Rev. Wm. SIMMONS continued on to Dale/Henry county in Alabama about 1840. He died there in 1850 after the census was taken. They were listed as born North Carolina. His son Hanson Kelly SIMMONS was my 2nd-gr-grandfather.

I will appreciate any information on these SIMMONS and will gladly reciprocate. Thank You.
John Marvette Simmons   Posted December 18th, 1999

I am looking for the ancestors or any additional information on Nellie Mae COLEMAN. Nellie was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina approx. 1880 and married Fernando SANCHEZ some time before 1900. Nellie and Fernando lived in Trenton Florida which is located in Alachua County. She had the following children: Rosa b. appx. 1902, John P. b. appx. 1906, Ethell b. appx. 1907 and Fenando b. appx 1910. I would appreciate any information either here or by E-mail. Happy Holidays and Thanks.
Lee   Posted December 18th, 1999

Looking for any information on Laura Mae BURNS. She was born in Fayetteville, NC in 1914 and moved to Florida in the 1930s. Her married name is ANDERSON. Please contact: Eric   Posted December 16th, 1999

Seeking info on James COLVIN (1755-1815) m. Margaret ?? and their son, Henry COLVIN b. 1799 in Cumberland County, NC d. 1870 in AL (probably Pike Co.) m. Catherine McFARLAND on 19 Jan 1826 in Cumberland County, NC. She was b. 01 Sep 1806 in Richmond Co. NC d. 1870. Any info appreciated. J. Parker   Posted December 16th, 1999

Hoping to find relatives. This is information compiled by Karen Kerr, Mary Collie Cooper, and Robbie Sanders. Mary is the primary researcher.

Archibald Campbell m. Mary ? came from Scotland to Cape Fear,NC abt 1734. Archiblad left a will in 1763 mentioning three children: Edward, Alexander, and Katherine.

Edward Campbell b.1746 in Cumberland Dist.,NC. He married Mary ? They had nine children. About 1805 the family moved to Hillsdale Farm,in Williamson Co.,Tennessee. Edward died and was burried on the farm in 1825.

Duncan C. Campbell was the fourth son of Edward and Mary Campbell. At the age of 19 in 1814 he was enlisted in the Tennessee Militia under Andrew Jackson. In the 1819 he married Polly Vance Aiken and they had two sons and a daughter that died in infancy. Polly died at an early age and the two boys were raised by Polly's parents in Tennessee. Duncan remarried to Nancy Anderson in 1827. They moved to Holly Springs, Marshall Mississippi. Most of their children were born there,but in 1851 they moved to Texas. First around Austin and then to Bastrop, Texas.

Duncan was a saddlemaker and farmer. Children: James Howard Campbell m. Jennie Dobson ( at least 2 sons) James and Byrd) Rebecca Jane Campbell m.#1 Thomas Forehand (son: Aldopheus Forehand) #2 J.D.Blalock (son: Benjamin Blalock) #3 Silas Hanah(no children). George Washington Campbell m.#1 Leonara Lincecum #2 Mary Louise Caldwell. (daughter Bird Campbell) Jerome Bonaparte Campbell m. Moina Stamps Children: Stamps, Moina, Robert, and Jerome Jr. Campbell. Lucien or Lucias?? Campbell (No information) *William M. Campbell b.1838 Changed name to Sport Houston and is listed as William Houston on Census. m. Virginia Patrick in Leon Co., Texas.(Two sons: Samuel and *Duncan Campbell)

William owned the Limerick Saloon in Centerville, Texas. He died in 1880. His wife Virginia remarried to John C. Parker in 1889. She had another son,half brother to Duncan and Samuel. He was Barney Parker, b.1890. Sam m. Addie Hoyt and was a tailor. Mississippi Susan Campbell m. William C. Moore (Children: James W.,Will C., Leon Polk, Walter, and Hattye Moore) Columbus (Lum) Campbell Unknown history. Robert Fulton Campbell m. Thebe Irene Wallace.Children: Lum, Adele, Edgar, Stafford and maybe others. Robert was county commissioner in Bastrrop and later was mayor of El Paso. Neil F.Campbell m. Josephine Wallace. Known child Lomer? and at least one daughter. Harriet Campbell m Dr. A.B. Gardner in Austin Co., Texas. Children: Lula and Claud, possibly others.

*Duncan Campbell my g grandfather married Eva Samantha Hinson in 1896 in Leon Co.,Texas. He divorced her abt.1915.Leaving her to raise 6 children. He moved to Houston and reportedly operated a brothel. He remarried May?? Duncan was drinking and mistook an alligator for a log upon which to cross a creek. The alligator bit off his leg. He had it killed and made into a type of artificial leg and boot.(we still have those). He died abt 5 years later in 1929 and his new wife shipped the body back to the family.

The children of Duncan and Eva S.Campbell were: Sophie b.1899 m.Roand Engels. Wood b. 1900 m. Esther Parker He was a bootlegger and was murdered in Anderson Co Texas in 1931. Robert Leo b.1903 m. Mary Zell Campbell (no relation) foster son Jerry? He was a celebrated philanthropist and established many charites in East Texas. Fred b. 1905 m.Inez Cripps one child Shirley Campbell Velma Hudson b.1909 m.#1 Herbert A.Moore( two children: Grace Lorraine and Roland Burnette Moore) #2 Dewey Hamilton Davis Jr.(one child:Dewey H.Davis III aka Smokey) Eva b.1910 died as child. I am hoping that someone will recognize an ancestor and notify me. Karen Kerr   Posted December 16th, 1999

I'm researching BARKSDALE's in North Carolina and found a few in the 1840, 1820, 1810 and 1800 Cumberland County census. Unfortunately, I do not know if any of them (although they probably all are in some way) is related to my ggg grandfather George BARKSDALE who was living in Bladen County NC in 1850 at age 43 (also living in Bladen County in 1840). David BARKSDALE is shown in the 1840 census for Cumberland County, Sherod BARKSDALE is shown in the 1800, 1810 and 1820 census for Cumberland County. George had a Sherod as a son, so it is possible that this Sherod in Cumberland County (who had 2 boys less than 10 in the 1810 census) could be George's father. My guess is this Sherod was born in 1775. Does anyone have anything that could help me further along with my search? Chuck Barksdale   Posted December 15th, 1999

Samuel WATSON MURPHY was b. 1833 in either Cumberland or Chatham Co., N.C. I have letters he wrote during the Civil War and letters written by his brothers to Sam after he moved to Texas. From these letters I find he has a sister, Jane and brothers T.P., A.D.B. (wife Anna), Robert, and Douglas. They note in the letters they live in Cumberland County. I also have a note from a bible entry that there was another brother, James L., b. 1831, d. 1889. Would love some help. I've searched for many years. Thanks.
Amy Murphy Posted December 9, 1999

Thomas Howard MASSEY b 1793 NC d 1875 Fayetteville Cumberland Co NC, married 1817 Mary ELLIOTT b 1797 SC d 1878 Fayetteville. Their children: Robert J E, Catharine, Mary A, William Henry, Susan E, Sarah, Thomas A J, Frances, Ann E, Katherine (#2) and Elizabeth.

Thomas was, at times, a printer, a hotelier and a constable. Massey Hill, south of Fayetteville was named for his family. The story is if something that happened there was good, it was called Fayetteville, if it was bad, it happened in Massey Hill!

Thomas (along with most of Fayetteville's town officials) was fired from his position as constable in 1867 after the men who participated in killing the attempted rapist of his granddaughter were declared "unidentified." The Yankees descended on Fayetteville with a vengeance & "justice prevailed" with the hanging sentence of the men, only to have them pardoned by President Andrew Johnson a year later.

Now, I know about Thomas, Mary and their descendants, but nothing of their parents or siblings. It is said by Judge Massey that Thomas' father was John, son of John and that his grandfather was in the Revolutionary War. I cannot find proof. Can anyone help me fill in the gaps?

I would appreciate it and will exchange info with kinfolk. Any help would be appreciated and I am willing to exchange information with kinfolk. Thanks! Elaine in DE Posted December 9, 1999

Thomas James JORDAN, born 25 Dec 1835 in Fayetteville, Cumberland Co NC, married Ann Elliott MASSEY 02 Sep 1857, died 23 Dec 1896 and is buried in Cross Creek Cemetery #1 in Fayetteville. He was an only child and his mother was Ann SNOW, daughter of Absolom & Flora (McPHAIL) SNOW. His father is unknown - was he the Thomas J JORDAN who was in Edgecombe Co by around 1840? Both Thomas JORDANs had daughters named Harriet. Coincidence? Not?

Any help would be appreciated and I am willing to exchange information with kinfolk. Thanks! Elaine in DE Posted December 9, 1999

Is anyone researching Neill McNEILL (1784-1857) & wife Marrion "Sallie" McDOUGALL (1784-1860) who emigrated from the Isle of Jura Argyllshire Scotland to Cumberland Co NC ca 1819 with two young daughters, Isabella and Margaret? Subsequent children born near Raeford: Roderick D, John Duncan & twin Jannet, Anna. Did they emigrate with Robeson Co folks who sailed from Greenock Scotland July 19, 1819?

I'd also like to find Neill's & Sallie's parents and siblings. To my knowledge, Neill is not related to the early McNEILLs who emigrated in the early 1700's & settled near Wade in Cumberland Co.

I'll be happy to exchange information with kinfolk. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Elaine in DE Posted December 9, 1999

Can anyone tell me the names of the parents and siblings of Holland POWERS (1832-1904) who was married 09 Jan 1850 in Fayetteville, Cumberland Co NC to William Henry MASSEY (1827-1862)? Holland and William are buried at Massey Hill Baptist Church in Fayetteville.

Holland had a brother named Thomas POWERS, who was mentioned in an article about the attempted rape of Holland & William's daughter Elvira/Elvina in 1867. Also mentioned were Edward P. POWERS and Samuel PHILLIPS, who stated he was an uncle of the victim. Does anyone know their connection to Holland? Was Edward also her brother and was Samuel a brother-in-law? He doesn't show up on the MASSEY side of the family.

Help in solving this dilemma would be greatly appreciated. Elaine in DE Posted December 9, 1999

I am searching for information on AARON MANSFIELD BUTLER, who was born May 27, 1804, in Cumberland Co, NC. He married TABITHA TAYLOR in 1824 and CHARLOTTE TYLER in 1825. His parents were ZACHARIAH D.T. BUTLER ( B. June 28, 1754) and ELIZABETH DRISKILL (b. Mar 26, 1750.) I would like to exchange information on AARON, ZACHARIAH, and their families. Twila Harder   Posted December 8, 1999

I've done very well on my REGISTER line but have been stalled on GATLIN DAVIS in Cumberland County. Perhaps you can answer a question for me. I sure hope so.
1. Recently I got access to a DAVIS family bible in which GATLIN, his family and LUIS and MARY DAVIS are noted -- deaths. He is 1852 and her in 1859.
I had found LUIS DAVIS in the 1820 Cumberland County census -- listed as colored. What would this have meant in 1820? I know that I have Cherokee ancestors somewhere back there. Could this colored mean indian?
Will look forward to hearing from you. Any guidance you could give me would be most appreciated. I keep dreaming of coming to NC again soon so I can do some research.
Happy holidays. Patty Coleman in Cuernavaca  Posted December 8, 1999

I am looking for the family and ancestors of MURDOCK MCLEOD b. 1785 NC (Cumberland Co.) d. c. 1856 GA (Baker Co.)
Married to: Sarah b. 1810 GA
Elizabeth Matilda b. 1830 GA
Sarah Ann b. 1834 GA
George W.
Andrew Jackson b. 1837 GA
Harriet Baneta b. 1844 GA
William b. 1850 GA
Missouri b. 1850 GA
Rosanna b. 1855 GA

Would like to know the parents of Murdock McLeod and also his wife Sarah. I would like to know if he had brothers and sisters. Was he in the War of 1812? When did he go to GA? Why? Thanks for anything that would be helpful to overcome this brick wall.
Nora B. Acton Thanks,   Posted December 5, 1999

I know the names are recycled, my gggrandmother, Charity Wright Newell named her sons one was Bryant, and one was Hiram, another was Ashford where he came from I'm not sure. The name that is. Hiram Wright is the father, I believe, of Charity Wright Newell, and he may have been a brother of Charity that married in 1840; Charity Wright Newell was married in 1863 and I believe she was either 20 or 23 as I don't have any information on her except the marriage info. I would love to get more information on the WRIGHTS. My ggrandmother, Charity Newell Addison, told me that she was first cousin to those fellows that flew that aeroplane. I cannot find a connection and neither can any of the other WRIGHTS. If she was first cousin, then that meant her mother was an aunt to them? Her mother was Charity Wright Newell. Don Wright of the Footsteps cannot locate anything about them in the Wright brothers tree, although, Wilber Wright went to the funeral of Ashford Newell, so that lends credence to what my ggrandmother said. It is tangled up isn't it? Thanks for your help. Margaret Sessions in Florida Thanks,   Posted December 3, 1999

Looking for information on Gatlin DAVIS, b. 1802, d. July 21, 1847 in Cumberland County. Wife was Susana SMITH. Possible parents, Louis and Mary DAVIS. Possible brothers, Calvin and Arthur DAVIS.
Please contact Patty Register Coleman Thanks,   Posted December 2, 1999

I am looking for information on David SMITH who apparently died in Cumberland County, NC in 1770's. Thanks,
Marshall Tyler   Posted December 1, 1999

I am looking for information on Peter CULBREATH and Nancy PHARES who married in Cumberland Co NC in 1810. Any help will be deeply appreciated. Marshall Tyler   Posted November 30th, 1999

Searching information on Edward and James Dunfield listed in 1790 Cumberland Co. census and estates register (cr 029.508.18) Edward Dunfield 1792, James Dunfield 1797. Also as to their connection with the Revolutionary War.
Thank you, Lawrence Dunfield   Posted November 29th, 1999

I am trying to find information on my uncle Henry COOLEY. He was shot to death by his wife 3 June 1968. He was killed in Fayetteville, NC. I would appreciate any info. My sister and I will be coming up there in January to do research. Thanks for your help. Brenda Humphrey   Posted November 29th, 1999

We have identified a Neil Wilkinson family group in the online Cumberland Co census of 1790. This Neil apparently died in 1819 because the Neil listed in the 1820 census is probably a son. I just recieved from another family researcher this info. "Graves of Neil Wilkinson and kin are believed to be in the Lumberton area 30 miles southwest of Fayetteville; this would be close to or inside of Ft. Bragg near the Bar B Presbyterian Church." Does this suggest a particular cemetery as the resting place?
Thanks, Richard Holmes   Posted November 25th, 1999

I am searching for Hiram WRIGHT who would have been in Cumberland County about 1840 or before, my gggrandmother, Charity WRIGHT was born about 1840. Also, Edward Robert NEWELL of same county. I know that both joined the confederacy from that county and NEWELL married WRIGHT's daughter in 1863 there. Thanks, Margaret in Florida   Posted November 24th, 1999

Searching for information on my PORTER line. I specifically am trying to find out about Allen (Alan) PORTER. I know he was married in Cumberland county 1836/1837. I know he still lived there in 1850. He had a son, William D. PORTER who moved to Horry County, SC in the early 1850's. And I have been successful in the line going on down from there. But the brick wall is Allen PORTER. He just "appears" in Cumberland county in that marriage record of 1836(7) but I do not know from where he came, or if he was actually born in Cumberland county, nor have I found a record of death for him. I figure his birthdate abt. 1796.....anyone else searching this line? Stormy   Posted November 20, 1999

Searching for relationship of Duncan, Mary and Polly McINNISH. Duncan sold land in early 1800's about the same time that Polly McInnish married Donald McSwain, November 16, 1811. Mary married Hugh McLean on March 26, 1812. Can anyone help me with the relationship of these individuals that lived in Cumberland County, North Carolina during this time frame.
Allen McInnish Sr.   Posted November 20, 1999

Looking for information on John Henry ( maybe Henry W.) HILL and Annie L BENNOY of Moore or Cumberland County, NC., maybe Sampson Co. Their children, that I know of, Grover Cleveland HILL, SR. b. Nov. 6, 1886 d. Jan. 19,1974 md. Daisy UNDERWOOD of Lee County, lived in Alamance County. Josephine HILL b. Feb. 23, 1880 d. Dec. 30, 1956 md. William Cox GRIFFIN, Alamance County Eugene HILL, Fayetteville, Cumberland County Ethel HILL KISSELL b. August 16, 1895 d. Nov. 19,1981 lived in Durham County Rebecca HILL HUNT b. Jan. 9, 1884 d. July 5, 1978 lived in Sanford, Lee County. Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks Nina Hill   Posted November 17, 1999

Searching for the parents of Nathaniel Green JONES b. 16 June 1813 who married Mary Margaret MCLEAN b. ca 1815 daughter of Daniel MCLEAN AND Flora MCAllister MCLEAN. Nathaniel and Mary Margaret were married in Cumberland Co on 9 Oct 1836 and were the parents of Flora, Elizabeth, David H., Daniel MCLEAN, Mary Isabella, Sarah Sally, Nathaniel, Willis, Amanda Eugenia, and Carolina Lillington. The family moved from Cumberland Co to Arkansas about 1854.
Karen Hayes   Posted November 17, 1999

I am looking for information about g-grandparents Floyd Dexter ODOM who married Lumey Anne FAIRCLOTH in Cumberland County in 1886. Glenna Richardson Hornaday   Posted November 15, 1999

Would like to read the HISTORY of ALEXANDER BLACK, by Rev. William Black, but can not find a copy of this work. In CAROLINA SCOTS by Douglas Kelly, the author mentions in his book that more can be found on the BLACK family of Cumberland Co., NC in Rev. William Blacks book. Please contact me if you know how I might find this work. Liz Frano   Posted November 12, 1999

James BLUE and John BLUE are both mentioned in records found in Christian Co., Kentucky in association with families who had moved to that county from Cumberland County, North Carolina during the first two decades of the 19th century. In 1810 Malcolm PURCELL (c 1780-before 1855) gave James BLUE power of attorney to oversee his interest in his father's (John PURCELL, c 1750-c 1810) estate in Cumberland Co., NC. In 1818 John BLUE was a witness to Flora McSWAIN'S will in Christian County, KY. Flora McSWAIN was the wife of Malcolm McSWAIN who died in Marion County, South Carolina in 1807. Malcolm PURCELL may have married Mary (Polly) McSWAIN (born c 1792), daughter of Malcolm and Flora McSWAIN. This McSWAIN family probably had roots in Robeson or Cumberland counties in North Carolina.

Were John BLUE and James BLUE related? If so what BLUE family are they associated with in Cumberland County, NC? Also seeking information on the PURCELL and McSWAIN families mentioned above. Thanks for any help. offered. Doug Purcell or 633 North Randolph Avenue Eufaula, AL 36027-1209   Posted November 10, 1999

I am trying to determine if the following were my ggrandparents: Mary Ann, wife of John BAIN of Cumberland County, born may 19, 1860; died March 5th, 1903. John BAIN, born April 19th, 1825; died February 18th, 1913. Had a Daughter, Margie BAIN, 1875-1954 who married Charles T. BOWDEN of Cumberland County. Thanks, Joe   Posted November 10, 1999

Owen MCALISTER married Rosa Mae KELLY, In Cumberland County North Carolina, Fayetteville. They had fourteen children. WATERS was another surname in Fayetteville, that I am trying to find. My Grandmother's name was Hattie Waters, she had a child named Adell Waters and possibly Christine Waters. I want to know her maiden name, Hattie's that is.

I am one of the children of Rosa Mae Kelly and Owen McAlister, and Grandaughter of Adell Kelly, who lived in Fayetteville NC, and Great Grand daughter of Hattie and James Waters, that lived in Fayetteville North Carolina, Cumberland County.
Katrina Brown   Posted November 9, 1999

I am looking for information on a William ANDERSON and his wife Nancy ANDERSON who are listed in the Cumberland Co., NC Deeds, Vol. 14, 1794-1804, p. 253-254 as selling 300 acres of land to William BUTTRETE of Moore Co., NC. Can anyone tell me the names of William and Nancy ANDERSON'S children, from where William ANDERSON migrated, etc. V. Brian ANDERSON 22 Lake Ave. High Bridge, NJ08829-1713   Posted November 7, 1999

Do you know any way I can get a copy of the PETERSON article in the Vol 5 issue 10 of the Cumberland Chronicals Feb 1989. I've been chasing the lost Petersons from Sampson Co for years. I'll be glad to pay for the issue and postage.
Thanks Liz Peterson   Posted November 7, 1999

Any information on Afro-American WHITLEYs from Cumberland County I guess. Names such as: BRISTOW, BRISS, CUFF, ELLEN, FREDRICK, ALFRED, ADELIA, REDDING Ruth Spillers   Posted November 6, 1999

I would like any information on the BUNCES's in Cumberland County, particularly with Purdie Franklin BUNCE, born 1903 and buried off of Cliffdale Road at the Baptist Church there near the Lake between Skibo Road and Reilly Road.
Thank you, Dean Bunce   Posted November 4, 1999

I am researching Sessions. Samuel Sessions is listed in the 1767 tax of Cumberland Co. and the 1800 census as 45 +. Can anyone tell me who his family was? Would like to hear from anyone working on Sessions. I have quite a bit of info on those of Columbus and Bladen also. Jean Larson   Posted November 2, 1999

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