USGenWebCumberland County Queries
November - December, 1997


I am searching for the parents of Kenneth Elisha HARRIS date of birth Dec. 3,1881 in Cumberland County.
Contact: Martha Black
Posted: December 22, 1997


Looking for information on family name of GALES/GAILES and family name of BROCK. Henry GALES and Anna (Joanna) BROCK were married in Rockfish in 1888.
Contact: Mike
Posted: December 22, 1997


Searching for the ancestors of a Joseph HARE (b Sept,1749 near Fayetteville, NC; d Sept, 1853~yes, 104 years old~Giles Co., VA) who was supposedly born, and grew up in, the present-day area of Fayetteville in Cumberland Co. NC. His ancestors were French Hugenots who came to America circa 1710 via Barbados, landing first near Charleston, SC and then migrating on up to the Cross Creek (Fayetteville), NC area in approximately the 1730's. Surely "somebody" residing in the Cumberland/Sampson/Bladen County area is descended from one of his 10 siblings and can provide some information on this surname. Ancestral information from anyone having Hair/Hare ancestry in this county (names, dates/places of birth, etc.) would be very much appreciated.
Contact: Bob
Posted: December 22, 1997


Gilbert PARKER, b. circa 1830 in Edgecomb Co.. Migrated to Cumberland Co. and died in 1911-14 and is buried at Tirzah (Summerville) Pres. Church in Summerville, now Harnett County. He was married to a Sarah LUCAS, daughter of Raiford LUCAS, son of Lewis LUCAS. Need help please.
Contact: Learry Warren
Posted: December 22, 1997


Moses HOLLAND, married to a PEACOCK. Migrated to Ga. and then Back.
Contact: Learry Warren
Posted: December 22, 1997


Looking for information on Dr. Andrew SCOTT. Estate listed as 1822. Was his wife Elizabeth Ritter b. in 1760 in Wayne county? She was the Daughter of Moses RITTER and Hannah BRADBURY.
Contact: Deborah Byrd
Posted: December 22, 1997


Would like information on Richard GIST born abt. 1780 Cumberland County, North Carolina. Other GIST information from Cumberland County would be greatly appreciated.
Contact: Pat Gist/Guess Lemonds
Posted: December 12, 1997


Looking for information on Hugh WESTON b. 22 June 1903, d Fayetteville, Cumberland County, 1966. I have yet to find any other information on him.
Contact: Gerald Weston
Posted: December 12, 1997


Peter A McDUFFIE, enlisted 03 Mar 1863 in Prince George County VA. Accounted for Oct 1864, Com D, 41 Reg. I was told they were called the "Highland Rangers" I find him on the 1870 census in Cumberland Co NC. Then I find him on the 1880 US census in FL. Also on the 1885 FL state census. (He is not listed on the pension file records in FL). He died in MS in 1816, but Vital Records does not have a file on him. I need the name of his Mother...Peter was half brother to my Grandfather.
Contact: Joyce
Posted: December 12, 1997


Looking for any information regardin Caswell LEWIS of Cumberland County. He married Effie Arcenia Thomas sometime around 1850.
Contact: Julie
Posted: December 4, 1997


Looking for the ancestors of Daniel Archibald McLEAN, b., ca 1811, m. Mary CAMPBELL, 10/31/1835, d. 1850-60. Daniel lived in the Northern part of Cumberland.
Posted: December 4, 1997


I am looking for any information regarding Edward McMILLAN and Jean HUIE. They are my 5th great grandparents. All I know about them is that they lived in Fayettville, N.C. They also had a son named Malcolm McMILLAN b. 11-1779 in Cumberland Co., NC. He married Joanna JACOBS 12-19-1803 in Cumberland Co., NC. Malcolm died 6-14-1837 and is buried in Rogers Cemetery in Boone Co., Ark.
Contact: Amy McMillan Arnold
Posted: December 4, 1997


I am seeking information on the parents, and other preceeding generations, of Samuel Jenkins TAYLOR who was born in Robeson County on March 18, 1823. His parents are only listed as S. and A. TAYLOR. I find a Samuel TAYLOR on the 1820 Fayetteville Town Census as a white male 45 years and older. There was another male in the household who was in the 26-45 age group and a female in the 16-26 age group. This may be two generations in the household. Any information is appreciated.
Contact: Houston W. Taylor at
Posted: December 2, 1997


John Edwin REAVES m. Lula Geneva TAYLOR in 1887 in NC. They had a son William Thomas REAVES b. 27 Sept. 1888 in Cumberland Co. Need the parents of both John Edwin and Lula Geneva. Did they have any other children? If so, what were their names. Also need dates of births, deaths and place of burials. An Edward REAVES shows up in the 1790 census in Bladen County - wonder if he is related to this John Edwin REAVES.
Contact: Corinnel Hackett
Posted: December 2, 1997


Anthony Wayne HORTON b. 1804 d. 1853 Married Isabella JORDAN of Fayetteville, N.C. Isabella's father was Dillon JORDAN & mother was Susan SHEPARD. Looking for information on Anthony Wayne HORTON.
Contact: Lyn Harris
Posted: November 22, 1997


I am seeking info on Owen TUTOR, Sr. reportedly born 1774-1780 in Cumberland Co. NC. Appears in 1850 census of Cumberland Co. Married Lucinda SENTER around 1782. She was born around 1782 in Cumberland Co. Believed to be daughter of Stephen SENTER, a Baptist circuit minister. They had 10 children - one - John Henry TUTOR born July 7, 1802 in Cumberland Co. Married Martha BETTS. John Henry TUTOR settled in NE MS.
Contact: B. J. Bennett
Posted: November 22, 1997


I am trying to locate the name of a cemetery and location of death record for Daniel MANSFIELD who lived in the Eastover Area for his daughter, Christy. His wife's name at the time was FORREST and he died in 1984. Any information will be appreciated.
Contact: Joyce Valley
Posted: November 22, 1997


Looking for information on Murdock McLEOD, b 1808 in Cumberland Co. Married Barbara MATTHEWS, b. 18 Dec 1812 NC, dau. of Simon & Elizabeth MATTHEWS, on 21 Nov. 1832 in Raleigh. They had at least 10 children, all believed to have been born in Cumberland Co., (or what is now Harnett Co.) My line is through their oldest son James McLEOD b. 1834. Other children of Murdock and Barbara McLEOD: Elizabeth, John Archibald (Axton), Christian, Nancy, Simon, Alexander, Mary, William & Hector. I have been told the parents of Murdock are John McLEOD, b. on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, and Mary also b. Scotland.
Posted: November 7, 1997


Seeking information on Thomas GIBSON. Born May 6, 1804 in Cumberland County, NC. Married Elizabeth DILLARD. They had a son Thomas Mark GIBSON who was born in 1836.
Contact: Gene Gibson or fax to 202-232-1311
Posted: November 7, 1997


I am seeking information on David Albert AUTRY b:Oct 29 1883 in Cumberland County, d:Sep 29 1937 in Cumberland County. David Albert was the son of George AUTRY and Lucinda SUTTON. David Albert married Novella WRENCH b:July 4 1873 d:Mar 25 1943 on December 18, 1902. Any information on any of the above names, particularly George AUTRY or Lucinda SUTTON, would be greatly appreciated. I will be glad to share information.
Contact: William Matthews
Posted: November 7, 1997


Looking for information about Walter Robinson BYRNE b. June 15, 1898, d. Oct 1981, m. Rose Etta HICKS. on Nov 3, 1928 in Dellon ? SC. Walter's father was John Alexander BYRNE. His mother was Mary Jane McQEEN. Some of the McQEEN's were Biddie, Florence, Sarah, Malcom, and Duncan.
Contact: Bambie
Posted:  November 1, 1997


Searching for information on Henry MELVIN b. Oct 16,1893, d. July 14,1961, m. June 13,1931 to Betty Ailene SIMMONS b. May 12,1911, d. March 27, 1993. Henry MELVIN was married prior to Ailene SIMMONS, he had three children by his first wife. The mother of Ailene Betty SIMMONS MELVIN was Pearl SIMMONS. Henry's father is thought to be Bouie MELVIN. The MELVIN and SIMMONS family are from Cumberland and Bladen county.
Contact: Bambie
Posted:  November 1, 1997


I am trying to begin tracing geneaology on Oliver EVANS. My grandmother was Henrietta Oliver EVANS, b. 11-100-1892, d. 10-6-1976. She is buried in a Presybterian Church Cemetery in Fayetteville. Her mother was Julia NEWBY, father, Oliver EVANS. Henrietta married John Schlater KENT, who also lived in Fayetteville. I think he is buried in Fayetteville, too, although my records show he was born 11-11-1882 in Virginia. I know he died before 1955 and he had a wholesale business during the depression and lost it.
Contact: Catherine Kent Walker
Posted: November 1, 1997

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