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From: Elaine<ECC123>
Sent: Friday, May 07, 2010 11:43 AM
To: <ncfrankl@rootsweb.com>
Subject: Re: [NCFRANKL] Roll Call: Enter your Surnames

Roll Call has been done for Franklin County,



From: "Joanne Gaudio"
Sent: Friday, May 07, 2010 11:43 AM
To: <ncfrankl@rootsweb.com>
Subject: [NCFRANKL] Roll Call - PEARCE

Good idea, Deloris! The PEARCE I'm speaking of in Franklin Co. is Gibson Pearce, possible first name James, who moved to Wake Co. as an adult and is my great-great-grandfather. Born about 1780 (based on census info), died about 1870. He probably had two families, although only his second marriage to Esther Nichols in Wake is known for sure. His connection to Franklin is through John Martin, who left Gibson animals in his 1794 Franklin Co. will. Everything else went to Martin's wife and son. No one knows Gibson's origins, and I keep thinking he was possibly a grandson of John Martin's. DNA testing has shown that Gibson is not related to the primary Franklin and Wake Co. Pearce families. Another interesting Martin link is that I think that early on he called himself Gibson Martin sometimes. This would NOT be the same Gibson Martin who was a generation or so older and participated in Bute and Franklin Co. affairs and owned land where Wake and Franklin meet, but rather the Gibson Martin who married Dilly Bolton in Wake in 1801 and who served as bondsman to Josiah Nichols when he married Nancy Howcut in JoCo in 1823 (Josiah was Gibson PEARCE's father-in-law at the time!). Anyway, if anyone has any thoughts on the matter, I'd love to hear them. Even a hired geneologist in the area couldn't turn up anything about Gibson's origins!

Joanne Pearce Gaudio


From: "Joanne Gaudio"

Sent: Monday, July 26, 2010 5:45 AM
To: <ncfrankl@rootsweb.com>
Subject: [NCFRANKL] Surnames - Martin, Pearce

Is anyone researching the Franklin Co. Martin Family - which included John MARTIN, who died in 1794 leaving a wife named Elizabeth (probably his second wife) and a youngish son? I'm interested because this family has some sort of connection to my great-great grandfather Gibson PEARCE, whose ancestors I've never been able to find. John Martin left young (b. 1780) Gibson 3 animals in his will and left everything else to his wife and son. In the very early 1800s, in Wake Co., where Gibson lived the rest of his life, I believe that a young man who used the name Gibson Martin several times was really Gibson Pearce, as though he couldn't decide which family name he should use. Gibson Martin married in 1801 in Wake and Gibson Pearce bought land from Nathan Bagwell in Wake at about the same time - in the area just south of what is now Zebulon. Gibson was not a member of the Franklin Co. Pearces, at least through a father (DNA testing was done), and the Martin DNA project has no!
one from that particular area. I've never been able to trace this Martin family any further, either, although some think that this John Martin could be a son of one of the older Gibson Martins of Bute Co. Confusing, I know. So, I ask again, is anyone researching
Martins in Franklin Co. who might have some ideas????? Joanne Pearce Gaudio



From: JVanh67770
Sent: Friday, May 07, 2010 11:53 AM
To: <ncfrankl@rootsweb.com>
Subject: [NCFRANKL] Surnames: ANDERSON

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Stacy Wade Harris II"
Sent: Friday, May 07, 2010 12:12 PM
To: <ncfrankl@rootsweb.com>
Subject: Re: [NCFRANKL] Roll Call: Enter your Surnames

OK - here we go .

My main interests are Harris , Loyd , Merritt , and Perry . My branches include Bobbitt , Powell , Duke , Faulkner , Smith , Horton , and many other connected names .


From: "Elaine"
Sent: Friday, May 07, 2010 1:01 PM
To: <ncfrankl@rootsweb.com>
Subject: [NCFRANKL] Roll Call: Perry, Horton and Mitchell

Perry, Horton and Mitchell, mid to late 1700s.

Delaney Black
Moore County NC


From: "Jo Helmers"
Sent: Friday, May 07, 2010 1:12 PM
To: <ncfrankl@rootsweb.com>
Subject: Re: [NCFRANKL] Roll Call: Enter your Surnames

My interest is Dickson/Dixon

John Dickson was in Franklin Co. in 1800 when his daughter Laney/Delaney Dickson was born. She married Daniel Buie and they lived throughout their lives in Moore County. My direct line is through a son, Jordan Dickson, born (Franklin County?) in 1796. Daughter Nancy was born (Franklin County?) about 1794. She married Joseph Monger and they also lived in Moore County. It is believed that John also relocated to Moore County, where children Nathaniel, John Jr., Bailey and Letha were probably born.

Joyce Dixon Helmers


From: "mhjohnson"
Sent: Friday, May 07, 2010 1:06 PM
To: <ncfrankl@rootsweb.com>
Subject: Re: [NCFRANKL] Roll Call: Enter your Surnames

I am researching the Harris and Bobbitt surnames. I would love to know about the origins of Robert Harris who married Louisa Moore, former slaves who lived their lives in Franklin County and raised 10 children in the same county. I am also searching for the background of Martha Bobbitt, born about 1852 or 1860, depending on various census records. She lived in Franklin County, but died (I think) in Nash County. She had several children, including Emmitt, Rufus, Walter Gray, Thomas, Martha B., Octavia, and Irene. While I can trace some of the children, Martha's origins is a great mystery to me. Other Surnames linked in family history are Perry and Neal.


From: "Anne Scholz"
Sent: Friday, May 07, 2010 2:11 PM
To: <ncfrankl@rootsweb.com>
Subject: Re: [NCFRANKL] Roll Call: Baker, Nelms, Inscoe, Aycock

A great idea and am hoping to find an answer to a brickwall regarding my Baker line.

Henry/Harry Baker married at least three times beginning in early 1800 to Caroline (Braim) Brown, then Adelia Thompson Reid, then Harriet Tippet in 1866. He had a son, my grandfather, Lawrence Baker born 1861. His birth mother is not known altho' Harriet raised him from age 4 or 5. Preston Wright emailed that some Baker researchers have Lawrence Perry Baker and another Theodore Lawrence Baker also b. 1861 confused. I emailed him for more information and never heard back.

I would so like to find information on this Theodore Lawrence Baker because on the 1870 census under the household of Harry/Henry Baker and wife Harriet there is listed a son Theo. L. with the right age.  I have documents that my grandfather, L.P. Baker's father was Henry/Harry Baker. It has always been a question as to why this name, Theo. L. was listed in the census and thought the L. to be for Lawrence (which Preston verified).

There was another son, Heber, about two years apart from Lawrence also listed. I have found a death certificate for a Heber Baker that listed his father as Henry/Harry Baker and his mother as Lizzie Berry. If this Heber is indeed Lawrence's brother, could this Lizzie Berry also be Lawrence's birth mother? And who is she? If these sons were born out-of-wedlock or was Harry married between Adelia and Harriet, then my brickwall would soon be torn down! Can anyone shed light on this Lizzie Baker. Your help will be very much appreciated.



From: "Anne Scholz"
Sent: Sunday, July 25, 2010 9:36 PM
To: "NCFRANKL" <NCFRANKL@rootsweb.com>
Subject: [NCFRANKL] Surnames

Have I missed something or are we doing our surnames as a re-check?


Anne Scholz


From: "Annette Goyette"
Sent: Friday, May 07, 2010 2:32 PM
To: <ncfrankl@rootsweb.com>
Subject: Re: [NCFRANKL] Roll Call: Weldon, Honeycutt, Hamm, Coley, Lassiter, and more

I am researching Weldons 1850 and before, need g-g-grandfather who married Thursday Falkener she was b. abt. 1820, m. date & location unknown. Her parents were Bartholomew Falkener and Sally Clark m. 1802 in Warren Co., NC. Family has always been told related to Weldons of Warren Co., NC. Have Weldon records from 1850 to present time.

Other names of interest and ancestry are: Journigan, Dickerson, Wright, and Allgood. Any knowledge by or before 1850 will be greatly appreciated. Counties of interest to our knowledge are: Franklin, Granville and Warren. With possible connection back in the mid 1600's or so to State of Virginia. The Honeycutt ancestry may also include Iredell County and/or Mecklenburg back into the 1800's.

Paternal side: Self5; (male line) Bennett A. Weldon4 b. 1911 m. Josephine Honeycutt4; James Thomas Weldon3 b. 1866 m. Lucy Ann Blanche Hamm3; William David Weldon2 b. 1841 m. Mary Ann Lassiter2; unkn male Weldon1 (brick wall) m. (Martha) Thursday Falkener1 b. abt. 1820.

Maternal side: Self5; Josephine Honeycutt4 b. 1914 m. Bennett A. Weldon4; William Thomas Honeycutt3 m. Mary Coley3; Henry T. Coley2 m. Jane Dickerson2 according to their marriage license Warren Co. 1873 dau. of Parthenia Dickerson1 father not listed.

On the Paternal side is where the Journigans, Wrights and Allgoods come in.
On the Maternal side there are also Whitlows and several other names not listed above. In years past some surnames, on both sides, may be spelled several different ways.

Good luck to all in researching "Who we are and where we came from".

Annette Weldon Goyette


From: "Jim Mitchell"
Sent: Friday, May 07, 2010 3:00 PM
To: <ncfrankl@rootsweb.com>
Subject: [NCFRANKL] Roll Call: Mitchell, Hunt and Taylor

Hello all. I am researching William Mitchell and his wife Elizabeth Hunt. I find William on the 1790 and 1800 Franklin Co. census, the family is in Wilson Co. TN by 1806. I think Williams father was a John Mitchell who I also find on the 1790 Franklin Co census; this family may have moved to Franklin Co. from Northampton Co. N.C.; William had several siblings one being Norsworthy Mitchell. Elizabeth Hunt was the daughter daughter of Hardy Hunt. Any info. on these families would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Jim Mitchell


From: <ALong41132>
Sent: Friday, May 07, 2010 3:48 PM
To: <ncfrankl@rootsweb.com>
Subject: Re: [NCFRANKL] Roll Call: Enter your Surnames

My family ties to the Jones Fuller family


From: "April Kelley-Hill"
Sent: Friday, May 07, 2010 7:17 PM
To: <ncfrankl@rootsweb.com>
Subject: Re: [NCFRANKL] Roll Call

Hello All
Researching the following names from Franklin County:

April Kelley-Hill


From: "Ruby Pruitt"
Sent: Friday, May 07, 2010 7:29 PM
To: <ncfrankl@rootsweb.com>
Subject: [NCFRANKL] Newell name

I'm researching Eloise "Ella" Badger Newell whose husband was George Angel Newell. George was in the Jewlry/watch business. Thank you, Ruby


From: "Jean Davis"
Sent: Friday, May 07, 2010 8:56 PM
To: <ncfrankl@rootsweb.com>
Subject: [NCFRANKL] Roll Call

Researching Franklin County names:
Bowden, Medlin, Burnette, Joyner, Bledsoe, Coppedge


From: "Kathy"
Sent: Friday, May 07, 2010 8:58 PM
To: <ncfrankl@rootsweb.com>
Subject: [NCFRANKL] Fw: Roll Call

Researching Franklin County names:


From: "Charles Rathbun"
Sent: Friday, May 07, 2010 9:18 PM
To: <ncfrankl@rootsweb.com>

Researching the STAINBACK FAMILY for over 25 years. Any and all lines of Stainbacks. Other collateral lines include:

Descendants of Aaron Overton Sr.Mecklenburg Co., VA and Franklin Co., NC
Descendants of John Hunt and Hannah Parks and Granville and Franklin Co., NC
Descendants of Joseph Leeman and Elizabeth Merritt of Edgecomb and Franklin Co., NC
Descendants of John Merritt and Mary Unknown of Edgecomb and Franklin Co., NC

Any help with these lines would be great!!!


Charlie Rathbun
Jasper, GA


From: "Carla Tate"
Sent: Saturday, May 08, 2010 11:16 AM
To: <ncfrankl@rootsweb.com>
Subject: Re: [NCFRANKL] Roll Call

I have extensive research on PERRY, MASSEY, BOLTON and STRICKLAND and some PRIVETT and PEARCE information for Franklin Co. NC. I can also point you in the right direction for UPCHURCH info.

Carla Tate


 From: "Carla Tate"
Sent: Sunday, July 25, 2010 9:59 AM
To: <ncfrankl@rootsweb.com>
Subject: [NCFRANKL] Roll Call

Surnames I am researching are






Carla Tate


From: "Lee Anne Center"
Sent: Saturday, May 08, 2010 6:06 PM
To: <ncfrankl@rootsweb.com>
Subject: Re: [NCFRANKL] Roll Call: Freeman, Spivey

I'm researching Kinchen Freeman who married Polly Spivey in Franklin Co. 3 November 1802.

Lee Anne


From: "THayden100"
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2010 8:19 PM
To: <ncfrankl@rootsweb.com>
Subject: Re: [NCFRANKL] Roll Call: Enter your Surnames

Looking for the surname Thomas


From: "Winkie"
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2010 4:48 PM
To: <NCFRANKL-D@rootsweb.com>

The roll call has been very interesting. Here is a little about my family:
1. JOYNER, AMOS b abt 1780-1790; d. bef Jun 1838. We found him in the 1830 census & the dates of males & females match almost perfectly the children accredited to he & his wife, Lottie Polly JONES
2. Lottie Polly (aka Mary Elizabeth) JONES, b. abt 1800, d after the U.S Fed 1870 census (70 at the time)
3. JOE/JOSEPH JONES (could be ALBERT Jones), dob about 20 yrs or so before Polly was b. His wife
4. ANNIE BOON/e, dob & dod unknown.
Amos JOYNER did own 1 piece of property for 1 year and it adjoined the Boone corner & either a Wester or HOMBY/HEMBY was mentioned, speaking from memory.
There are some indications that his father may have been named Abraham Or Moses. We have been unable to substantiate this at the present.
Amos & Polly had the following children, whom we've contacted, as well as had 2 males DNA tested, one in NC and one in FL. They do match

a. Alfred Amos, b 1820 m Nancy Yarborough, dau of Micajah Yarbrough
b. Willis Joyner b. 1824 m. Margaret Perry.
c. John (C?) r, b. 1828 m. Louise Bartholomew
d. Martha Joyner b. 1834 m. Burrel Bennett
e. Augustus Perry Joyner b. 1836 m. Eveline Temprance Yarbrough, dau of James Yarbrough (son of Micajah Yarboro, brother of Nancy Yarborough, who marr Alfred Amos.
Thank you for any, and all, help you can give me concerning Amos JOYNER and related relatives, or families who might have knowledge of he & his family.
Winkie JOYNER/JONES/BOONe Robinson


From: <tnksl@aol.com>
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2010 9:12 PM
To: <ncfrankl@rootsweb.com>
Subject: Re: [NCFRANKL] Roll Call - Jones, Timberlake, King, Freeman, Self, Dent

Researching the family of James Jones whose children intermarried with the Timberlake, King, Freeman, Dent, and Self familie


From: <tnksl@aol.com>
Sent: Saturday, July 24, 2010 10:11 PM
To: <ncfrankl@rootsweb.com>
Subject: Re: [NCFRANKL] Roll Call: Jones, Timberlake, Self, King, Freeman,Dent

James Jones who died in 1822, Franklin Co.NC. James's last wife's name was Tamor, and he was previously married by 1780 before Tamor.
His daughters married as follows, Mary Jones married Job Self, Bersheba Jones married Bennett King, Sarah Jones married James Timberlake, and Nancy Jones.
Sons of James Jones were: David Jones married Patience Freeman, dau. of Edward Freeman, John King Jones who married Sarah Dent, and Allen Jones who married Mary.
Most of the children left Franklin County by the late 1830's. The Timberlakes remained there.



From: "WandaRidge"
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2010 9:19 PM
To: <ncfrankl@rootsweb.com>
Subject: Re: [NCFRANKL] Roll Call - Jones, Timberlake, King, Freeman, Self, Dent

Have connections with these lines from Franklin Co. My line is Edward Freeman through his son Joseph Freeman.

Edward Freeman's daughter Patience married David Jones.
Joseph Freeman's daughter Temperance married Julius Timberlake.

I believe the only person I have corresponded with on the Jones line is Becky Jones Pacey. If we have not corresponded before, would like to share information.

Wanda Ridge

From: "Pat"
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 12:04 PM
To: <ncfrankl@rootsweb.com>
Subject: Re: [NCFRANKL] Roll Call - Jones, Timberlake, King, Freeman, Self, Dent

Wanda, I am also a descendant of Edward Freeman and son Joseph, then Temperance Freeman and husband Julius. I have linked to both Edward and Joseph for purposes of DAR supplementals. I do not have the Jones line.



From: "Pegge Morris Davis"
Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 7:02 PM
To: <ncfrankl@rootsweb.com>
Subject: [NCFRANKL] (NCFRANKL) Roll Call

From Pegge Morris Davis:

Researching Franklin County Names: Smart, Bennett, Harris, Hancock


From: "Pat"
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 9:20 AM
To: <ncfrankl@rootsweb.com>
Subject: Re: [NCFRANKL] (NCFRANKL) Roll Call

Stacy, I am searching for the parents of Bennett Harris, born abt 1787, who married Lucy Dowtin


----- Original Message -----
From: "Stacy Wade Harris II"
To: <ncfrankl@rootsweb.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 1:19 AM
Subject: Re: [NCFRANKL] (NCFRANKL) Roll Call

What Harris line are you researching Pegge?


From: "Stacy Wade Harris II"
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 10:34 AM
To: <ncfrankl@rootsweb.com>
Subject: Re: [NCFRANKL] (NCFRANKL) Roll Call

All of the connections I have found between Harris and Dowtin Families were in the Macon and Embro areas of Warren county. Lucy Dowtin was born there on 3 Jan 1794 but I don't have a death record , but they had children born there. My 4th GrGrandfather John Early Harris is buried next to Alfred E. Dowtin near Embro. They married sisters Sally and Temperence Bobbitt. Do you have any connection to this Dowtin?

From: "A. Walker"
Sent: Monday, July 19, 2010 6:29 PM
To: <ncfrankl@rootsweb.com>
Subject: Re: [NCFRANKL] Roll Call: Enter your Surnames

My list of surnames to investigate has expanded. WILSON, TIMBERLAKE, Debnam, GREEN, HOUSE/HOUZE/HOWZE, DICKERSON and possibly Duke,. Im interested to know if there are any records for the early days of the Trinity Methodist Church Cemetery.

From: "Becky Pacey"
Sent: Monday, July 19, 2010 7:59 PM
To: <ncfrankl@rootsweb.com>
Subject: Re: [NCFRANKL] Roll Call: Enter your Surnames

Surnames for our family in Franklin are:
Jones, his children married into these families...Timberlake, Dent, Self, King. Friends of this Jones family were Green and Young.


From: "Carmelita Curtis"
Sent: Sunday, July 25, 2010 6:22 PM
To: <ncfrankl@rootsweb.com>
Subject: [NCFRANKL] Roll Call - Woodard & Dickerson



and their children:
Mary Ann

They moved from Franklin Co TN between Sept 1848 and the 1850 census.  Father John had died between 1840 and 1848.

The only DICKERSON who could have been Tabitha's father in the 1820 census  was Thomas DICKERSON.

And I believe William WOODARD who was married to unknown GIBBS was the father of John WOODARD.



From: "Renate Sanders"
Sent: Monday, July 26, 2010 7:13 AM
To: <ncfrankl@rootsweb.com>
Subject: Re: [NCFRANKL] NCFRANKL Digest, Vol 5, Issue 56

Hello all,
My Franklin County surnames are:


I also research the NEAL family. If you have any documents, diaries, or anything that might mention families with these surnames, please share!


From: "Deloris Williams"

Subject: Franklin County Surnames

Surnames in Franklin Co. that I am researching are:

Plus a few others associated with them.  Most of my families are from Warren & Halifax free people of color, but some of these lived in Franklin Co. at various times.

Please visit my Rootsweb tree to see more details of the families:

My North Carolina Roots


Sent: Monday, July 02, 2012 11:49 AM
Subject: Franklin County Surnames- SEAWELL

I would like to add Col. Benjamine Seawell to the queries/search page.

 Anita Britt, Ph. D.



From: William Wynne
Sent: Friday, December 21, 2012 11:16 AM
Subject: Franklin County Surnames-WYNNE

I am trying to locate any information about Joshaua Wynne who married Charity Milner back in the 1700,s. Her father was Patewell Milner of Louisburg, N.C.

William Wynne


From: "McAdmin"
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:20 PM


Hello, my name is Mickey K. Alford-Lane and my most latest known ancestor is Kiser Alford and Martha Upchurch of Franklin County (descended from Byrant Alford & Lucy Puckett) and William Mallie Pearce and Rhoda Medlin Pearce also of Franklin County. I am, comparatively, new to researching our genealogy. I would really appreciate being added to the list. The surnames that I am most interested in are naturally, Alford, my paternal grandfather line and Pearce, my maternal Grandmother's father's line. Other names that I would like to be added to are Upchurch, Pace, Cone, Batchelor, Lloyd/Loyd and McCoy if those are on the list. I have had my father's DNA tested and we are finding that there are not really any matches due to the fact that his particular line has not been tested with the exception of himself. As such (and by encouragement of the American Alford Family Association) I am hoping to find a living male Alford descending directly from not only Bryant but also of his brothers. Should you like to contact me, you may do so with the information below. Thank you for your time and attention, I appreciate it.


Mickey Kay Alford-Lane


From: Noelle Naiden 
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2018 9:54 PM
Subject: Wilkes County Surnames- COTTRELL

Iíve reached an ancestor brick wall on Sarah Cottrell (Cotterill, Cotrel) who, rumor has it, was born Sarah Henderson and is from Wilkes North Carolina. 

She is rumored to have married a Foster before marrying my ancestor, Benjamin Cottrell (  (many spellings - the family spells is Cottrell, Cottrell). Ben was born June 12, 1798 in Amherst County Virginia and moved out to Ohio with his parents, James  Cottrell Jr. (1770, New Kent VA - 1840, Pike Co, Ohio)  -  and Susan Tyree.

There he married Sarah Foster (nee Henderson??) from Wilkes North Carolina on 9-May-1821.  After living in Pike Co for several years they moved to Wapello Iowa. 

Sara was born 3-Feb, 1804 - she reported her birthplace as North Carolina. Family members placed it in Wilkes but there is no real evidence.  The family members also felt her maiden name was Henderson.  She could not read or write by age 30.  She had many children with Ben, but her first marriage to  ? Foster apparently was short lived and she was widowed by 1821.  

The only information I have managed to figure out was via Ancestry DNA - I have a DNA match with a family with the last name of Barnett.  One of Sarahís GGGGGG grandfather was a Barnett apparently - because thatís how he and I link together. But other than that, this woman is a complete mystery.  Any suggestions or shared frustration would be welcome!

Noelle Naiden