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Florence Moore 1/5/97
Looking for children of John W. HARRELL & wife Louisanna SAUNDERS.
The only 2 children I have are: Nancy b abt 1869 and Margaret b abt 1872. When did John and Louisanna die? John's parents were: William Henry HARRELL and Margaret LEE. Any help appreciated.

Martha Mewborn Marble 1/5/97
Interested in sharing information on Elijah DARDEN who moved to Hertford from IOW, VA.
He was suppose to have married a WILLIAMSON, but the names of his children indicate their mother was a RIDDICK. Need some proof of a possible marriage, even circumstantial.

Martha Mewborn Marble 1/5/97
Interested in sharing information on the LANG and ROGERS family of Chowan, Hertford, Gates, and Edgecombe Counties. Both families were probably from IOW, Va. John LANG md Elizabeth ROGERS and moved to Pitt Co c 1795. Elizabeth's parents were Robert and Priscilla ROGERS. Who were Priscilla's parents? John LANG's parents were James and Jemima LANG - who were Jemima's parents? In addition, who was Tristim ROGERS of Edgecombe Co and how did he tie into this ROGERS family? John Lang's 2nd wife was Elizabeth MAY Rogers widow of Stephen ROGERS who was the son of Tristiam and Judith. John and Elizabeth Rogers Lang's son married Stephen and Elizabeth MAY's daughter.

Robert Phillips 1/10/97
Looking for descendants of Solomon PHILLIPS, d. 1797 in Edgecombe Co. Children include David, Peggy, Nancy, Solomon, Elizabeth, Benjamin, Andrew, William, and Hardy. Wife was Ann.

Mary Jane Pattillo 1/10/97
Looking for information on Jonthan HARRISON, guardian of the children of Aaron and Rachel Cullins HOBBS.
Also looking for information on Rachel Cullins HOBBS, who first married William HOBBS and married second Aaron HOBBS (cousin of William HOBBS). This family left Gates Co., N.C. in about 1820. They traveled to Georgia, first Jones Co. and later settled in Stewart Co.,GA. This HOBBS family traces its roots from Abraham, Thomas, John, and Aaron HOBBS, all residents of Gates Co., NC near the present town of Hobbsville. Any information would be appreciated.

Sara Singleton Slaven 1/12/97
Looking for information on the family of John SLAVIN who were living in Gates Co. in the 1784 state census. Was John connected to Samuel SLAVEN (6th Regt.,NC Continental Line) who d. 15 Apr 1778? Any help greatly appreciated!

Connie Walton Moretti 1/12/97
Looking to share with any descendants of William & Rachel WALTON.
William d. 1771. Rachel's surname HUNTER, the daughter of Isaac.

Linda Threadgill 1/13/97
Looking for info on Mills PARKER and Elisha Boon PARKER.
Mills PARKER lived in Gates Co. in 1880 and at that time was married to his 2nd. wife, Mary Ann BOON. Her son, Elisha Boon PARKER married Rosetta COPELAND in Nansemond Co. Va in 1883. Elisha was born c. 1859, Mary Ann BOON was born c. 1831, and Mills PARKER was born c. 1830. They were living in Reynoldson Twp. This family was afroamerican. Any info on this family would be greatly appreciated.

Carolyn Burgess Knott 1/13/97
Need information concerning the lineage of William LASSITER, Jr., born in Gates County 12-22-1756, died in Chatham Co. 2-11-1845, married 10-26- 1786 Rebecca GUNTER of Chatham Co., b.10-18-1765, died 12-2-1853 in Chatham Co.

Burt Holland 1/18/97
I am researching the names HOLLAND and PILAND. These families came to Nansemond County, VA and are related through marriage. They both allegedly came from Gates Co., NC in the early 1800's. Conner or Connor HOLLAND. Marmaduke PILAND. Any references to these names would be appreciated.

Donna Vaughn 1/20/97
Looking for info on these surnames, especially, James McCoy TUTTLE family; William Rand BOSTICK family; Ed VAUGHN, Jettie VAUGHN.
Mary Jane VAUGHN/BOSTICKOS; Flora Ann VAUGHN or BOSTICK, b:1869 Stokes. VAUGHN family allied with Kiger of Rural Hall, Forsyth,NC. Please contact Donna Vaughn, at either: or

James Martin Miller 1/23/97
I am trying to find information on my father's side of the family. his name is Shelton Earl MILLER, born in Yeopim ? 11/22/1910 his father's name was Joseph Isaac MILLER, d 3/46 near Nixenton, NC who married Lina HARRIS, Joseph Isaac MILLER's father was Tom MILLER. Lina HARRIS was the daughter of Tom HARRIS and Carrie HARRELL. I have no further information. All were from the northeastern area of NC. Any sources of information would be appreciated.

Lee Elliott 1/24/97
Need info on Mary RIDDICK who married Henderson Wilson ELLIOTT in Perquimans County, 2-20-1833. Is she the daughter of Sarah Riddick HARVEY (d. 1816) and Lassiter RIDDICK (m. 1800) of Gates County? Or the daughter of Samuel RIDDICK who married Ruth MORGAN 2-16-1796 in Gates County? Did the Sarah RIDDICK who married Lassiter RIDDICK also marry Charles W. HARVEY in 1814?

John Barras 1/26/97
Looking for information on James Atlas RICE who married Mary Adaline EASON in 1849.
James posted marriage bond in Gates Co on 16 March 1849 (bond #000052011; record # 041-01-151; bondsman William R. Br.; witness N. J. Riddick). I have census record of James and Mary living in Newton Co, GA in 1850 (It list birthplace for James as NC). Only RICE living in Gates Co is a Thomas RICE in 1840 census. Question: 1) Looking for possible link between James and Thomas, and any other information from marriage bond; 2) Possible relationship of Mary to other EASON's in Gates Co. Have Mary's family living in Newton Co, GA (father Abraham) from before 1840 until moving to Alabama in mid 1850's.

Linda Threadgill 1/26/97
I am researching my husband's family names which are Joanna COPELAND, Elisha Boon PARKER, Maryann BOON, Mills PARKER, and Rosetta COPELAND. Joanna b. 1845 was the mother of Rosetta b.1863. I have them living in Nansemond Co., VA in 1870. Rosetta married Elisha Boon PARKER in 1883. Their marriage certificate showed Elisha living in Gates Co, Reynoldson Twp. Maryann BOON was Elisha's mother and 2nd wife to Mills PARKER. They were all living in Gates Co in 1880. The birth date of Maryann was 1831 and Mills in 1830. Maryann's other children were John A. b. 1853, Caroline b. 1857, Alice b. 1866, Rocius b. 1862, Mary A. born 1873, Willey b. 1878, and "baby" b. 1880. Probably some of the children are Maryann's grandchildren. I would greatly appreciate any info on this family. I live in the San Francisco Bay area and it is difficult getting info from the east coast. Also, the COPELANDs were listed as Mulatto and the PARKERs and BOONs as black. Thanks again. Linda

Eddie Holder 2/4/97
Hi all! I am in search of info on a Hinton HOLDER born around 1823 in Gates Co. NC. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Eddie.

Gail S. Tomlinson 2/10/97
Looking for any information on Boz, John, Maximillion, Richard Jr. and Richard Sr. in Chowan Co. NC in 1753.
I believe Maximillian's descendants to have moved into Gates Co., Person, & Caswell Counties by late 1700's and several decades afterward.

Michael Baker 2/27/97
Researching the BAKER's of Bertie/Gates Co.. Henry BAKER, of Buckland Plantation. I heard that a book was published about him, by great great granddaughter. The book was said to be on file at the archives in Raleigh (private collection). Any information or pointers to other researchers would be greatly appreciated.

Benson Wills 3/5/97
Trying desparately to link this family with mine! John W. GORDON, son of George GORDON, b. 1847 in Gates county. Moved to Wilmington NC with siblings and went into the insurance business, eventually moving to Richmond, VA. Was a benefactor of Trinity Episcopal church in Hertford NC. US mail: 513 Country Tracts Dr., Wake Forest NC 27587-6041.

R. W. Moss 3/9/97
I'm searching for the parents (or other data) of two sisters, Penelope DILDAY and Martha Ann DILDAY. Penelope b.1812c and married 1831c to Anthony Smith MATHEWS. The MATHEWS family was from Gates Co. Martha Ann DILDAY b.1820c and married 1840c to Clemons Outler HOGGARD.

Jim Deans 3/12/97
Seeking information regarding the parents/ancestry of Miles HOWELL who died in Gates County in 1839 namimg son's Dempsey Wilson HOWELL, James E. HOWELL and daughter's Mary Frances HOWELL, Cherry Matilda HOWELL and Georganna HOWELL in his will. Also seeking information re his wife Mary CROSS. They married in Gates in 1825.

Leonard J. McCown 3/13/97
William TUGWELL, b. 5 Apr 1797, Gates Co., NC, d. 23 Sep 1882, Pitt Co., NC, m. Mary --?--, 21 Jan 1819 Pitt Co. She b. abt 1802, d. aft Aug 1870, Pitt Co. 10 children: Joseph Lyon (moved to LA), James L., Elizabeth, Robert, Levi, William John, and other daughters not known. Who was Mary? When did she die? Invite correspondence with descendants. Leonard J. McCown, 217 West 14th Street, Irving, Texas 75060-5903.

Leonard J. McCown 3/13/97
James TUGWELL, b. 3 May 1762, Middlesex Co., VA, d. bet 1803-10, Gates Co., NC; mar.1- Mary PARKER, 3 Apr 1792, Gates Co.; mar.2-Mary LANG, 15 Jan 1795, Gates Co. She b. abt 1772, d. 1850-60, Pitt Co., NC dau of James LANG and Jemima --?--. 4 children: William, Benjamin, James, John L. Any children by Parker? Who was Jemima? Invite correspondence with descendants. Leonard J. McCown, 217 West 14th Street, Irving, Texas 75060-5903.

Lee Blount 3/17/97
I am searching for information on Alfred JORDAN and/or Emaline Parker Jordan, they lived in Gates County (Hobbsville). The last known activity I have located thus far was a property transfer in 1899. I would particularly like information on their origins, dates of deaths or any information anyone can provide. there are still descendants living in Hobbsville at this time. I am not sure if they will/can be of help. Alfred was born approximately 1825, Emaline was born approximately 1832. thanks in advance.

William L. Hurley 3/18/97
I am looking for information on Tatimus WHITLEY/WHITELY (part Cherokee Indian per old family letter) born 1855 to 1865 somewhere in North Carolina. Married about 1877 to Amos CULLINS/CULLENS of Gates County, North Carolina. However: this marriage did not take place in Gates County. Would like to find record of this marriage hoping it will lead me to parents of Tatimus. Any help will be greatly appreciated have much information on CULLINS/CULLENS family and am willing to share.

Beverly Port Lamoureux 3/21/97
Looking for any information regarding: Benjamin TEEBOUT/TEABOUT, born about 1835, location unknown, married Rachel C. SMITH on June 5, 1854 in Gates County, NC. Jethro TEEBOUT/TEABOUT, died about 1853, married Mary HARRELL on March 4, 1819 in Gates County, NC.

Richard Earl Matthews 5/7/97
I am seeking any information on the family of Capt. Edward (or Edwin) MATTHEWS, Circa 1750. I have traced the family history to Gates County and the following family heads as I have them: Edwin MATTHEWS, Edward MATTHEWS, Anthony MATTHEWS, Anthony, Jr., Anthony Smith MATTHEWS, Jessie R. W. MATTHEWS, Waren MATTHEWS, Earl MATTHEWS, Richard MATTHEWS(me). The family left North Carolina in the eary 1800 and traveled to Arkansas. I do know that there is a will recorded for Anthony MATTHEWS in the Henrico County Courthouse in VA. Any information you could provide or any pointers you might give would be appreciated. Richard Earl Matthews; Conway, AR

Esther Barnes 5/16/97
Bray HARRELL was born probably Gates 1789 son of Stephen HARRELL and wife Zelpha. Bray married Martha JOHNSON daughter of Benjamin JOHNSON. Bray died 1860 place unknown. He and Martha moved to Ga. where Martha d. 1862 Baldwin County GA. Bray and Martha had children: Obedience Harriett "Beedy" m. Thomas Edward HANNA; Joseph; Isaac; Benjamin; M. Elizabeth; Eli m. Frances Helen BOUTWELL; Solomon m. Mary Lovely WHITEHEAD; Johnthan Andrew Jackson m. Annie COOK.

Esther Barnes 5/16/97
Stephen HARRELL was found in 1786 and 1790 State Census Gates Co NC. Wife Zelpha. A Stephen was found in Chowan Co NC lost tax lists 1784-1799 (probably same Stephen). He sold property in Gates and moved to Edgecomb by 1800. Only known child is Bray HARRELL but Benjamin did have other children. Need help on this family, his wife Zelpha's maiden name and her parents.

Esther Barnes 5/16/97
Looking for parents, wife and family of Benjamin JOHNSON.
The only child I know was Martha JOHNSON who married Bray HARRELL. Martha b Sept 9, 1794 died in 1862 Baldwin Co. GA. Benjamin lived in Gates Co.. There was another Benjamin who lived in Edgecomb d 1742, wife Elizabeth and another Benjamin died 1763 in Edgecomb, wife Jean. Do these connect?

J. Powell 6/1/97
Researching Isaac POWELL of Chowan Co. NC who was born abt. 1720 and d. in 1781 in Johnson Co. NC.
His wife was Anna who? His children were: Needham POWELL what year was he born and who was his wife Nancy? William POWELL. What year was he born? died 1795 in Gates Co. NC. Isaac POWELL Jr. b. 1754 and died Nov. 18, 1816 where did he die? Kader POWELL b. 1754 and died in Smithfield, Johnson Co., NC and married Hester INGRAM. Were her parents and siblings? Bersheba POWELL b.? and married William FARMER. Does anyone know the names of their two sons and daughter? I have info on Needham's son John Anderson POWELL b. 1793 in Johnson Co. NC who married Charlotte Temple LANE b. 1800 in Hawkins or Grainger Co. TN and married in 1818 in Maury Co TN. Does anyone know the other children of Needham POWELL? Are they any relation to George POWELL & Kader or Cader POWELL of Bertie Co. NC?

Robert Crook 6/5/97
Seeking information on John Omega HUNTER, Henry PUGH, and George Q. ROBERTS families who lived in Gates County during 1820's and 1830's. Left Gates County circa 1835-36 (possibly with other families) and ended up settling in Yazoo County, MS. Any info would be appreciated.

M. Norman 6/15/97
Looking for descendants of Levi LEE b. 21 August 1748 in Surry County, VA.
Levi LEE died in Gates Co., NC where Administration his estate was filed 3 December 1818. Know he had at least one son, Steven and granddaughter, Margaret. Another son, Levi LEE, Jr. b. 3 February 1791 moved to Putnam Co., GA where he married Matilda DENNIS in 1820 and on Talbot Co., GA. Levi LEE, Jr. died in 1873 in Auburn, Lee Co., AL. Would appreciate anyone with any information on this family to contact me. I have this family back four more generations to 1650 in Virginia. Thank you.

Dewey Brown 6/17/97
Lassiter: My grandmother's Grandfather was John Rone LASSITER Sr., Born: 1787, Bertie County NC.,who married 1W: Penelope RAYNOR 2W: Rachel BELCH. Have you run across this family in your searches? Possible they may have come into Bertie County from Northampton County, Gates, Chowan, Herford County, NC. Any help on this family would be helpful. Thank You.

Cliff Hedgepeth 6/21/97
I am looking for information on Albert BRINKLEY from Gates Co., NC he was born in VA around 1820. His daughter Olivia married William Thomas HARRELL from Nansemond Co., Va.

Wanda Harrell Stalnaker 6/23/97
Seeking information about the parents and birthplace of Jesse I. HARRELL (HARRELL, HARRILL, HERRELL, HARRIL, HARREL). He was born about 1794 in or around Gates Co. NC, but the place is unknown. Jesse settled in Yancey County by 1840 in the area that would become Mitchell. He married Elizabeth McKINNEY. Nothing is known of his background. There were 3 other Harrell families that lived in close proximity to Jesse, John, James, and Davis. First names that are prevelant in the Jesse Harrell family are William and Samuel. Any direction or guidance will be deeply appreciated, as I have worked on this one for 15 years, off and on. Please contact me via email or by regular mail: Mrs. Wanda Stalnaker, 1185 Palisades Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32221

Marty Benton 7/03/97
My husband, Clyde A. BENTON, is from Sunbury (and/or Corapeake), NC, in Gates County. Is anyone researching that family? His father was Emmett Elmo BENTON and his mother was Annie Taylor BENTON. Thanks.

Diane Copenhafer 7/10/97
Looking for information on Adam, Louis, and Thomas RABY of Gates Co.
My grandmother was Sue Etta RABY whose father was Thomas. If his father was Louis, to whom was he married? I'm guessing Louis was born abt l840. Thank you.

Mark Faucette 7/18/97
I'm looking for informaton on Benjamin BLANCHARD, who died about 1762 in Chowan (now Gates) County. Benjamin BLANCHARD married Sarah HINTON, and this couple had children: Uriah, Rubin, Absolom, Robart, Christian, Judeth, Elizabeth, Bethane, Millison or Millisent, and Absole or Absila. (Source: Will, Chowan County, date 4/3/1762) Any information is appreciated.

Jerri Howe 8/02/97
I am looking for my ggrandfather Hezekiah Carr JACKSON. He was born in Pasquotank Co. in 1850 and was in the 1880 census for Perquimans Co. I don't know if he ever lived in Gates Co. but thought I would give it a try since these countys are close together. Hezekiah was married to Mary BRINKLEY (aka Aldora, Dora) They had 7 or 8 children and lived with the first 4 in Perquimans Co. according to the l880 census. I have not been able to find this family anywhere else. Does anyone have anything on this family? I could also us information on Mary BRINKLEY. I have no information on her. Hezekiah died when the last children were young. I figured that he died somewhere between 1889 & 1895. I do not have anything on where he died or how. According to family members he is buried in an unknown church cemetary in or around Elizabeth City, N.C. Thanks for any information anyone can give me.

Karen Diane King 8/17/97
My name is Karen Diane King and I am doing research on the above families. They resided in Gates and nearby Pasquotank families since the 1700s. My links are Thomas RELF (RELPH) b. 1847 in Holly Grove District of Gates County and his wife Susan HARE b. 1858 in the Holly Grove District of the same county. They married in 1878 and had eight children. Their children were Curtis, George T., Charles, Norman, Zena, Arthur, Virginia, and Norman. Thomas had an additional child named Rufus who married a woman named Rebecca in 1897. The family later resided in the Haslett District of Gates Co. Any information on these families is deeply appreciated.

Donald R. Harrell 8/25/97
I am looking for the location of the farm of my Gr-grandfather, Edward Bascom HARRELL and his wife Leonora Hayes HARRELL. The farm was 93 acres and was purchased in May of 1883 from Elisha and Sara CROSS. The description of the land states that it was bordered by the land of H. Clay CROSS, Noah B. FELTON, and Geo. W. KITRELL. A canal also bordered the farm. I believe that the farm was in the vicinity of the original Kitrell's Methodist Church. I have found the baptismal records of the children of Bascom and Nora in the Kitrell record books in the Duke Library. I believe that this area is now called Wileyton in Gates Co.. I believe that this farm is the birthplace of my grandfather, Henry William HARRELL and I would like to find its location.

Donald R. Harrell 8/26/97
I have extensive files of the HARRELL and BROOKS families of Gates County, especially those associated with Harrells Methodist Church and located around Coles Creek. My records go back to Virginia in the 1600s. I am seeking information concerning the family of my great grandmother, Leonora Hayes Harrell (wife of Edward Bascom Harrell), born 1858. Father: George W. HAYES Mother: Elizabeth PARKER

Gene Roundtree 9/01/97
I am looking for info on Alfred Gatling ROUNTREE born about 1835.

George Mamoulides 9/01/97
My wife's grandmother was from Gates County, near Drum Hill. Her name was Carrie CROSS. Her mother was a HOWELL. She married a Michael CROSS (no relation) and moved to Eutawville, SC around the turn of the century. I'm sure we might be able to turn up some more information, but were do you suggest we start to trace her family? Thanks for your help.

Nelson Braddy 9/06/97
James BRADY (BRADDY) died in Chowan County in 1750. I have a copy of his original will. Do any cemetery records exist which might list his burial location? His son, also a James, died in 1794 and I have a copy of his will. He was a member of the St. Paul's Parish Church of England. Vestry records indicate that a chapel may have been built on his land. Does this chapel still exist? Are there any burial records for the church?

Donald Mason 9/10/97
Searching for anyone with information on the family of John BALLARD, born 1787 Gates Co. North Carolina. Thank you.

Joyce Acey 9/10/97
Looking for information on my ggg grandfather James GREEN - 1824 married Martha Ann BROWN in 1859.They had a son Henry Augusta GREEN-1860 in Gates Co. Also looking for info on Louisa SAVAGE - 1830 married to John BROWN. John BROWN was also married a second time to Lucy or Annie Skeeter.

Tom Rima 10/04/97
Looking for any information on Hugh W. COLLINS who married Celia Louise CROSS in Gates County, 1865. Parents of Hugh are Graham COLLINS and Ann (?) both born abt 1805. Celia's parents are Edwin CROSS and Mary ELEY. Information on any of these people appreciated.

Marilyn Howell 10/25/97
Looking for information on William Henry HOWELL who married Annette EURE in Gates Co.,he was my husbands great grandfather. Need information on the great great-grandfather, James Edward HOWELL who married Mary Caroline CROSS in Gates Co., who was William Henry's father? Have come to a stand still. It's almost if they do not exist. This HOWELL family had a relationship to the LANGSTONS (LILA), the LAWRENCES, the BLACKs AND the RUSSELLs. To the best of my knowledge they were all from around Drum Hill and Reynoldson, NC. I know there is a HOWELL/LAWRENCE CEMETERY near Gates.

Susan 11/03/97
I am looking for information about Nancy SMITH m. Harrison JENKINS (also spelled JINKINS, and his first name is often referred to as: W.H.H.; or William Henry Harrison JENKINS) They were married April 1, 1850 in Gates County, NC.

William J. Proffitt 11/09/97
I am searching for information on my gg grandfather William Mills MOODY born in Gates County right before the War Between the States. He was young enough to be a drummer boy in the Army of N VA. for Gen LEE and lost a leg during the war. Also he married Eliz Anne PARKER-info unk at this time. Would like to know if any family is still in Gates Co.

Mary Ann Walton 11/13/97
I am looking for the parents of John William (or John B.) WALTON, born in Bertie County May 18, 1817, married Barsha Susan NORFLEET October 22, 1844 in Gates County. He moved to Alabama in the 1840's and died there in 1897. I need his parents and siblings.

J. Carnell Goodwyn 11/22/97
I am searching for any info on Robert GATLING born around 1890, had brother Matthew GATLING. Robert later moved to Wash. D.C.. Family grew up around Sunbury, Gates Co. NC.

Dick St.Arnauld 11/30/97
I am searching for information on Daniel DUKE who married Christian SPIVEY in Gates Co. 11 Nov 1797. Would like to know the parents of the above and names of their children , especially if they had a son Kedar born around 1800. Later moved to Nansemond Co. VA.

Chas. Cooper 12/10/97
Am looking for any information on Nathaniel M. GILLIAM and Sarah (Sallie) DAVIS. Nathaniel GILLIAM entered the service at Gates County Courthouse for the War of 1812. He served at Norfolk, Va. with the Halifax Militia, with 120 travel miles. He later moved to east Tn. and married Sarah DAVIS, b. 1802 in N.C. Need any information on his parents or siblings. He was born 10 Mar. 1790, either in NC or VA. The family has been searching for years for his family. Thank You, Chas. Cooper

Righton McCallum 12/17/97
Am looking for more information on Henry GOODMAN whose will was probated in Gates Co.(1778 or 1783) He had two sons, William (who was killed at Eutaw Springs during the Revolution) and John. His daughters included: Mary who married a KING, Elizabeth who married a KITTRELL, Charity who married a HOLLAND, and Sarah who married William BETHEA. Additional information would be appreciated.

Robert F.Myrick, Jr. 12/26/97
We are looking for info on Moses P. MYRICK,b.1822 no d. date. He was married to Lucrieta BRACK( called Creasy?) b.1825, they were married April 16, 1844. They were listed on my great grandfathers marriage records as being from Warren, County, NC. My great grandfather was married to Martha J. GREEN . Both also listed as from Warren County. We have found the burial site of great grand in Suffolk, VA. We have not been able to find any thing else about g.g. gpts. Our family that still lives had always been told that our family had moved from Gates County. Since our search in Warren has'nt been fruitful so far, I turn to you and any others in Gates County for help. I would appreciate any light you may bring to us as this is for our familys personal satisfaction. The older ones have long been gone and we are of middle age. Thank You very much, Robert F.Myrick, Jr.


Wayne Langston 1/1/98
I am researching Luke LANGSTON d. 1804 Gates Co, N.C. Looking for any descendants of this Langston family

Sharon Otis 1/4/98
Need information on Dempsey VANN, b. 27 May 1783 in Gates Co, NC, d. 1838 Madison Co, Al. Married 29 Sep 1807, Mecklenburg Co, NC, Ruth REED b NC, d. abt 1838 Madison Co, AL. Her father is reportedly known as Eagle Eye REED or "Chief Snake Eye REED". Dempsey was son of Thomas VANN I b 1747 Chowan Precinct, NC, d 1839 Madison Co, AL. He married in NC Anne "Cherokee" b 1760/1770 in AL, d. 20 Jan 1831 Madison Co., AL.

Daneen Connery Swanke 1/4/98
Seeking info on Rev. Charley P. JONES and his father. B: 3 Apr 1819 AR; m: Sarah Adaline MASSANGALE b: 27 Nov 1828. Charley was listed on the 1860 census in Craven Co., NC as a methodist minister. Lived in Gates Co., NC 1830-1840. Children: "Alex" Alexander L., Nancy, E.F. ALLEN, George ALLEN, William A., Sam Adams, Manervia or Mariah, "Fate" Lafayette, Eudoria Florence.

William Hurley 1/26/98
I am looking for any information on John PARKER died about 1810 and his wife Clarkey EURE died about 1823 daughter of Stephen EURE. They were from Gates County, NC. Children were Kindred born 1774, Rueben born 1777, Seth 1780, Bray born 1784 married Nancy WILLIAMS daughter of Jonathon WILLIAMS and Amelia ?????, Elizabeth born 1785, Mary born 1788, Levi W. born 1794, Abraham born 1801, Dempsey born 1802, and Treasy born 1803. Would like any information on PARKER/EURE families. I am descended from Bray PARKER and Nancy WILLIAMS. I am also looking for anyone with a copy of the book "THOSE WONDERFUL WILLIAMS The Williams of Albermarle and Allied Families" by Peggy Simpson Aron.

Susan Jenkins 2/9/98
Harrison JENKINS (also known as W. H. H. Jenkins/Jinkins) married Nancy SMITH in 1850 in Gates County, NC. He was born about 1821; she was born about 1828. That 1850 census in NC states that they were born in VA. They have 2 kids that I can find: one is Joseph W. JENKINS born ca 1859 and Laura born ca 1862. Laura was found in 1870 census in an orphanage in Norfolk, VA. Also, found a Nancy JENKINS (domestic servant and stated that her mother was "foreign born".) with Joseph at the Tazewell Taylor house. Joseph's obit in 1926 stated that he was survived by a sister, Mrs. Laura MURRAY of Norfolk, VA. A John W. JENKINS was a pallbearer. Joseph married Sarah Elizabeth DAVIS in Mathews Co. in 1885. I am looking for the parents of Harrison (W.H.H. JENKINS); the parents of Nancy SMITH; their siblings,etc.. Also, looking for John W. JENKINS, wife, children, his parents, etc.; also, Mrs. Laura MURRAY and descendants.

Righton McCallum 2/17/98
I am looking for help in sorting out the Henry GOODMAN children of several generations. Henry 1 and Henry 2. I have their wills if that will help anybody else. Unfortunately they all name children for each other and the dates are not perfect. I especially want to work on the several daughters in each generation who married BETHEY or BETHEA/BATHEY family members. Any help will be gratefully accepted.

Trudy Swain 2/27/98
Hi! I am trying to establish a family tree for my children. My husband's paternal great grandmother was Senia EASON. She married Simeon SWAIN May 19, 1856 in Gates County. I think Senia might have been a nickname as the I found the family listed 1870 Perquimes census and she was listed as Escreath. At that time, she was 33 years old. I would like to know who her parents were, when and where she was born, when she died, and where she is buried. If available, I would also like to know when and where Simeon SWAIN was born, when he died, and where he is buried. Any information you can provide will really be appreciated. I will be glad to pay for any copying and postage necessary. Thanks.

Sue Eagle Sparkman 3/8/98
Am looking for the ancestry and descendants of the following couples who were married in Gates County on the dates given, any help with the identification of the persons listed would be greatly appreciated. Penina SPARKMAN married Taylor LANDING 25 October 1854 Mary F. SPARKMAN married Stephen RODGERS 4 May 1857 James A. SPARKMAN married Emma C. COSTEN 16 Aug 1863 Thomas SPARKMAN married Mary Jane COSTEN 30 or 31 September 1863 Edward SPARKMAN married Sophiar COSTEN 2 April 1866

Renee Haynes 3/11/98
Hello looking for any information on Pallatiah/Plater/Paltier BLANCHARD - Born Abt 1823 in Gates Co., NC - married Mary - possible HUDGINS. The had 5 children: 1) Louisa BLANCHARD born 1848 - m. Daniel HOBBS 2) Susanna BLANCHARD - Born 4 Sept. 1850 m. John Squire CHAPPELL 3) Alice BLANCHARD Born 1854 m. 1) Thomas D. HOFFLER 2) Bill HOBBS 4) Linnie Margaret (Maggie) BLANCHARD - Born 1859 m. Henry KING 5) George Washington BLANCHARD - Born 9 Sept 1861 m. 1) Eva S. BROWN 2) Martha Caroline (Cassie) BYRUM Thank you.