Cumberland County Queries
May - June, 1997


Searching for information on Harbard IVEY b. 1810 m. 4 June 1830 to Rhoda Weaver. His children are: Young Allen Ivey b. 1832 d. 4 May 1920; Sandy Ivey b. 1838 d. 21 Apr 1920; Alexander Ivey b. 1840; Nelson IVey b. 1841; Macklin Ivey b. 1845; Moses Ivey b. 27 May 1846 d. 1 Jul 1917 married Jeannette A. Parker; Harriet IVey b. 1847; Rhoda Ivey b. 1846. All born in Cumberland Co.
Contact: Betty
Posted: June 23, 1997


Helen McREE married Thomas TURNER in Cumberland County, NC on March 5, 1803 in Cumberland Co. They had one son, John T.B.TURNER. Second husband was Moses MATHEWS. Both buried in Stewart Co, GA. She married third Andrew WATSON. There was a William McREE living in Stewart County, also. He may or may not have been related to Helen McREE. Would like to know who her parents were and her siblings.
Contact: Peggy Williams
Posted: June 17, 1997


Jesse GULLY married Hannah CALCOAT in Cumberland County 12 December 1827. Family tradition says that Hannah was "the ward of Ezekiel and Mary Hooks SLOCUMB" (Jesse's grandparents of Duplin County) but I have never been able to confirm this. I would appreciate any information about Hannah CALCOAT. They died in Neshoba County, Mississippi and are buried in the Neshoba Baptist Church Cemetery there.
Contact: William Ray Wilson
Posted: June 16, 1997


Looking for the parents, spouse, and children of Joseph FUR(R) who was shown on the list of North Carolina Taxpayers as being in Granville County in 1755. Later moved to Cumberland and then Moore counties.
Contact: Bill Furr
Posted: June 12, 1997


Searching for any info on John DUPREE born circa 1805 married Sally BECKWITH about May 1825. Children: Mary, Samuel, William, John, Eliza. Listed in Cumberland Co. 1850 census as Baptist Minister.
Contact: Donnie Roberson
Posted: June 12, 1997


I am looking for any information on the following: Joshua EDWARDS -- m. Mary BULLARD on July 10,1823 in Cumberland Co.; d. in 1830; records in Cumberland Co. Estates lists children: Sarah Ann EDWARDS, b. Dec. 22, 1828, m. Jonathan Evans BRYANT in Cumberland Co; Mary Jane EDWARDS , m. Robert L. ROBINSON; Catherine Lucinda EDWARDS; and John G. EDWARDS, b. ca. 1825. Who were parents of Jonathan Evans BRYANT? Also searching for any information on: King BRYANT; Bartrim BRIANT; and Jonathan EVANS, all of Cumberland Co., 1820-1840.
Contact: Martha Ross
Posted: June 12, 1997


Searching for any leads to Alexander AVRA or other AVRA family in Johnston and Cumberland counties about 1760-1840. All AVRA surnames and researchers greatly appreciated! Census and land records have established the family here but I have lost the trail.
Contact: Eldon Avery
Posted: June 12, 1997


Looking for researchers of BREECE surname. Seeking links to a David J. BREECE who first married Harriet Cooper PAGE and then her sister Brilla Eva PAGE. They lived in the Fayetteville area through the 1950's-1960's at least.
Contact: Steven Page
Posted: June 7, 1997


Searching for information on Alexander JOHNS(T)ON b. Jun 1760 in Johnston Co., NC. m. 10 Aug 1783 Cumberland Co., NC Esther MATTHEWS? Children of Alexander and Esther: Jenny?, Alexander, Martha "Patsy", John and Amos. Alexander applied for Rev. War Pension. Any help appreciated.
Contact: Susan Matych-Hager
Posted: June 7, 1997


Would like to identify the Henry DEAN listed in the 1767 Tax records of Cumberland N. C. I would like to know if or how he connects to my Henry Dean listed in Henry, Va in 1782. Would like to correspond with anyone who is researching the Deans of N. C and Virginia.
Contact: Linda
Posted: May 31, 1997


Looking for any info on Elijah BUTLER, Blacksmith, & wife Lincey ? They are in 1870 Cumberland census in 71st Tnshp., along with his widowed dau. Mary Amanda HENDERSON & her children. Elijah was in Duplin in 1840, New Hanover in 1850, & back in Duplin in 1860. Believe he was related to the BUTLERs who lived in Cypress Creek area of s.e. Duplin 1780-1860.
Contact: Charlie Weaver
Posted: May 26, 1997


I'm looking for a half-sister, (unamed female BOWEN) born May 31,1926 in Fafayetteville, NC to Jake Holt Bowen Married to Earlah Penny Edge. Since there is no stillborn or death records I expect she was fostered out. Any and all help appreciated.
Contact: John W. Bullard ,Jr.
Posted: May 26, 1997

KERVIN (any spelling variation)

Thomas KERVIN died 1796 in Cumberland Co., NC. Whom did he marry and where? Who were his children other than the daughters mentioned in his will? What was the relationship between KERVIN and the Mr. SMITH who administered on his estate. Any help will be appreciated.
Contact: Margaret Miller
Posted: May 26, 1997


Seeking info on Amelia RIGIN b. abt 1795 in Cumberland Co., NC. Her parents migrated from NC to SC, then into GA. She married John SMITH probably in GA prior to 1814, as their first son, Daniel Jackson SMITH was born in Twiggs Co., GA in 1814. Their second son was named William. Who were Amelia's parents? Any info will be greatly appreciated.
Contact: Sandy De Taranto
Posted: May 26, 1997


Seeking any information on John E.McRAE, b.1760 in Scotland, died 1829 in Morven, Anson Co.N.C. Married 1790 in Sneedsboro to Christian McLEOD who died 1836 in Morven. Reported Children were Janet, Kenneth, Duncan, Catherine, Mary and Lily.We think this Catherine married John McQUAIG of Cumberland Co.NC
Contact: John A.McQuaig Sr
Posted: May 26, 1997


Am searching for information on Daniel and Margaret Fullerton CAMPBELL ca. 1776 in Cumberland Co. Were Loyalists-left for West Indies, from there to Prince Edward Island. Would like to know of their life in NC and any family connections.
Contact: allan campbell
Posted: May 13, 1997


Seeking information on Nelson, Hugh, and Rona SMITH. Nelson moved from Cumberland Co. to St. Pauls, NC
Posted: May 13, 1997


Thomas Powell TAYLOR and John Moses TAYLOR were born in and around Fayetteville, Cumberland, NC. Tom, 1796 and John 1770-1830. Any information appreciated.
Contact: James Taylor
Posted: May 13, 1997


Thomas James JORDAN was born 25 Dec 1835 Fayetteville, Cumberland Co NC, married Ann Elliott MASSEY 02 Sep 1857, same county. His mother was Ann SNOW (1816-1895). His maternal grandparents were Absalom & Flora (McPHAIL) SNOW. Does anyone know who his father was? Could it have been the Thomas James JORDAN who was a confectioner in Cumberland Co in 1834? Any help greatly appreciated.
Contact: Elaine McNeill Carr
Posted: May 13, 1997


Searching for half-sister dob 05-31-1926, Fayetteville. NC unamed, born to Earlah Penny EDGE married to Jake Holt BOWEN. Any help would be appreciated.
Contact: John W. Bullard,Jr.
Posted: May 13, 1997


Seeking information on William and Jonas DRIGGERS Of Cumberland County. Jonas was the son of William and both served in the revolutionary war. I would like to know if anyone knows of other children besides Jonas. I have some other information on the DRIGGERS family that I will share if anyone is interested.
Contact: Jim Driggers
Posted: May 13, 1997


Seeking any information on siblings and parents of William Henry Hart born Nov. 15, 1877, in Cumberland Co., N.C. Parents were Miles C. HART and Nancy PRIDGEN and is all the information I have on the parents. William died Dec. 8, 1962, in Richmond Co., N.C. I would like to be able to find out when the parents were married--probably around 1850 and who Miles' parents were.
Contact: Sue
Posted: May 5, 1997


Wifes father John Ronald TALBOT born in Flea Hill Township,Cumberland County on Sept 9 1891. His sister born April 17 1893, Annie Mae, brother born April 22 1896.
Posted: May 5, 1997


Seeking any information about John BAKER, born Cumberland County, 1760, living in Moore County in 1832.
Contact: Jerry W. Edwards
Posted: May 5, 1997


I am searching for the parents of Benjamin Hilliard POWELL b. April 12, 1819 and Jimmie Ann JORDAN b. July 27, 1832. Benjamin Powell and Jimmie Ann Jordan were married in 1850. Their marriage bonds appear both in Cumberland County, NC and Franklin County, NC. They later moved to Surry County, NC and died there. B. H. POWELL appears in the 1850 Census of Cumberland County, NC. They were my gggrandparents.
Contact: Delores Gandy
Posted: May 5, 1997


Looking for info on James Olomon, born late 1700s in Ireland. He came to the USA and married Sylvia (1798-1871), one of 7 daughters of a Pensylvania Dutch farmer. They had 3 children- Peter Patrick (b 26 April 1821 Fayetteville, NC), Nora and Sylvia. James abandoned his family and ran off with a young Irish girl, Mary TISINGER. They settled in Mooresville, IN, and had 2 sons, James and Ezra. James Sr. ran the 1st carriage shop there and died 6 Oct 1844. Sylvia took her children (early 1840s) to Jefferson County, IL. This is not a common name!
Contact: Jim Sanderlin
Posted: May 5, 1997


I am looking for any information on Nicy LEWIS, who witnessed the will of Nathan KING of Cumberland County, NC, dated 19 August 1829. Also, any information on Henry KING, born 1 Mar 1792, probably in NC, who won land in the Henry County, GA 1821 land lottery, while living in Morgan County, GA, later lived in Butts County, GA, then in 1839 in Upson County, GA, and moved to Barbour County, AL. Henry's son Abner H. KING, of Barbour County, AL, married Elizabeth LEWIS, daughter of Elvy LEWIS, and his son Lewis Hilliard KING married Evelyn LEWIS (both of whom lived and died in Bullock Co, AL. One of Lewis Hilliard KING's sons was named Necy (pronounced Neecy) Lewis KING, also of Bullock Co, AL. Any information would be appreciated.
Contact: William D. King
Posted: May 5, 1997


Am looking info on William I. ROWLAND (ROLAND)of Wake Co. NC, born c 1816, married Jennette COFFIELD of Cumberland Co. c April 12, 1838. Marriage bond signed with John H. KENNEDAY. Son (or grandson?) Bennett ROWLAND. Interested in all ROWLAND info in this area and esp.where they lived before Wake Co.
Contact: Jamie Fish
Posted: May 5, 1997


Am looking for info on MANES family. Were in the Bear Creek area in the late 1700's to early 1800's. Listed as owning land in Moore and Cumberland Co.s Am especially interested in names of children of William and William Jr. and the names of their wives. I am trying to link Seth MANES (b. 1762) to this family.
Contact: Patti
Posted: May 5, 1997


Seeking information on ancestors/relatives of Silas POPE (b.ca1780 NC) and Edna (Edney) GRIFFIN (b.ca1815 NC) . Family history states they came from Cumberland Co., NC to Augusta, Ga. to Dale Co.AL.
Contact: Virginia Smith
Posted: May 5, 1997


Malcolm GILCHRIST lived in Cumberland County 1770/1 until 1809 when he moved to Maury County TN. and died there in 1821. On his tombstone is noted as Revolutionary war soldier. Cannot find in records thus far. Can anyone confirm and provide source of info.Would be much appreciated.
Posted: May 3, 1997


Ancestors and descendants of Joseph FURR who lived along Deep River below the horseshoe near McLendon's Creek, Cumberland County, North Carolina, in 1777. The 1790 census shows him living in Moore County, North Carolina, with a wife, four sons under age 16, and three daughters.
Contact: Bill Furr
Posted: May 5, 1997

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