NEW QUERIES -2013 thru 2015

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From: "James Andrews"
Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2013 13:54:45 -0400

Littleberry Lee COLLINS, 1765-1833 Merrian Parrish, Brunswich Co VA;
Hamlin COLLINS, 1805, Merrish Parrish, Brunswick Co VA and Halifax Co NC.
Kenny Monroe COLLINS, 1875, Halifax Co, NC.
Paul Clifton Collins, 1909, Halifax Co. NC.
Elizabeth Rose COLLINS, 1933, Halifax Co.NC and more.


From: Mary Wolfe
Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2013 00:38:11 -0400 (EDT)

Hi all, I am still researching Marshalls in Halifax and Warren Counties NC in late 1700s. Specifically: David Marshall born 1794; siblings, Benjamin, Jeremiah, and Charles; or his parents Charles Marshall and Sally/Milly Marshall. Charles Marshall was the son of Samuel Marshall and Jane Despain (?) If Forrest King is in this group, will you please contact me about your Marshall family. Thank you.


From: James Utley
Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2013 08:49:12 -0400

Looking for information on Nathan Gilbert Pitt 1815 to 1880. He was married to Arabella Cassandra Kitchin
and lived near Scotland Neck. Would like to know his death date and where he is buried.


From: Lynda Langston Fredendall
Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2013 10:52:48 -0700

My lines who were born, lived or died in Halifax Co., North Carolina:

Samuel HORTON born 1752 Halifax Co, married Jane Unknown. Their son Julius HORTON born 1775 Halifax Co., married Susannah PURNELL born c1780 Halifax Co, c 1799 in Halifax Co. Their daughter Nancy Horton born 1800 Halifax Co. married James Whitis BULLOCH, born 1795 NC, c1817 Halifax Co. Their son Samuel W. HORTON is also an ancestor, he was born 1806 Halifax Co. and married Isabella WEEKS in Washington Parish, LA about 1832.

Susannah PURNELL's parents were John PURNELL born 1743 England and Penelope CORLEW born c1749 Halifax Co. She was the daughter of WIlliam CORLEW who died 1784 in Halifax Co. who was married to Sarah Unknown.

The Julius Horton family and James Bulloch left North Carolina in 1814 and lived in Mississippi and Washington Parish, Louisiana until they entered Texas in 1823 and settled in San Augustine Co.

Lynda Langston Fredendall
Atascadero, CA


From: "Bea"
Subject: Re: [NCHALIFA] Roll Call -HUDSON
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 05:55:11 -0400 (EDT)

My lines who were born, lived or died in Halifax Co North Carolina:

Robert Young Hudson born Sept 1879 born in Rockford, Surry Co NC. Went to Oxford Orphanage at age 9 when his mother died, when to Scotland Neck, Halifax Co NC after leaving the Orphanage in 1891. married in Halifax Co NC Gertrude Briley of Greenville, NC. Robert was named Samuel Hudson at birth, it is not known when or why his name was changed sometime prior to entering the Orphanage in 1888. The 1902 voter registration names father or grandfather as Samuel Hudson. He named his first son John Samuel. Had 10 children all born in Halifax Co. Robert died in 1932 in Scotland Neck.

Robert's mother was Lucy Ann Hudson, daughter of Young Hudson and Dicy Whitaker, widow of William Linsey Key of Rockford, Surry Co NC. His father is unknown. His mother was married first to Dudley Coe who was killed in the Civil War and second to Samuel Reece in 1882 when Robert was about 2 1/2 years old.

Any help is deeply appreciated.



From: Susan Johanson
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 12:19:06 -0400

My line is Coleman (Thomas and and his father Robert R.) who left Halifax Co. NC by 1790 and moved to Fairfield Co. SC. More on this family from my Rootsweb tree.




From: "Charles Rathbun"
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 13:00:14 -0500

I have been researching the Stainback Family for over 30 years. I am interested in any Stainback/Stanback in Halifax Co., NC from about 1850 to the present. My Great Grandfather was Simon Green Stainback (1852-1942) who went to live with some of his children in Weldon and Roanoke Rapids......Sally Stainback Overton....Laura Stainback Birdsong....and Irene Stainback Cooper...after 1910.

There was also another Stainback Family in Weldon in the early 1900's who were originally from Brunswick Co., VA.....Rev. Peter Nathaniel Stainback Sr., David Edward Stainback, Ashley Lewis Stainback, and a host of sisters who married into the House, Rowe, and other families.

My Mom was 11 of 12 children and grew up in Littleton, NC and still have ties to that town. I've got tons of info on these Stainback Families....but would love to correspond with anyone else interested in them.

Also....I descend from Thomas S. Neal who married Nancy Thompson in Warren Co., NC in 1822. I have reason to believe that Thomas S. Neal was the son of Cuthbert/Cuddy/Cud Neal from Brunswick Co., VA and Warren Co., NC. He married Nancy Powell in Brunswick Co., VA in 1795 and then Lucy Roberton in 1807 in Warren Co., NC. The last I've been able to find him is in the 1840 Halifax Co., NC Census as "Cuthbert Neal".....one male 15-19, one male 70-79 (Cuthbert), one female 15-19, 2 females 20-29, and one female 40-49 in the household. He disappears after that. Any help on an estate settlement or info listing heirs for Cuthbert Neal would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance for your help!!!

Charlie Rathbun
Jasper, GA


From: "John K. Brown"
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:11:14 -0400 (EDT)

My primary Haliax county line is BURT from 175 0-1830. I am especially interesting Joseph Burt (1731-1788). He married Elizabeth LNU. I would love to learn her surname.

My Joseph Burt, Jr.(1770-1840) married Ann Read 1788 in Halifax. They left about 1812 and moved to Putnam County, GA for a short while before moving on to Autauga County, AL about 1821. Joseph died there in 1840.

Related families are: Coleman, Reed, Marshall, Mathews, Hunt

You can see my Joseph Burt family at my website: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~opus/p196.htm

John K. Brown


From: "Maryellen Horrigan"
Subject: Re: [NCHALIFA] Roll Call: STAINBACK & NEAL
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:42:36 -0400

I cannot answer your questions about cuthbert Neal...yet...

I am involved with a group of cluster researchers who are tracing a group from Isle of Wight VA, to eventually NC, to SC, to GA to AL. The Neal, Neil, Neale family is big among them.We have traced the group from IOW to Surry, to Stafford, to FAirfax, VA. We are currently in 1730's, 40's, 50's Fairfax VA. And the Neale's are there. We know they are in Edgecombe, Bertie and Halifax NC counties together. I'd love to talk about the Neal/es and whomever they marry etc. Maryellen Horrigan
P.S. (Neale ... seems to be pronounced Neeley in the 17th and 18th centuries., as it is often spelt phonetically)
The first ref I have to my Riggins line is:
On the second Tuesday in April, 1669, Pedro Fernandez, servant of Capt. James Neale, deposed that he was 17 years of age. (Charles County Court & Land Records, D#1:62)
Peter  Fernandis was named NOK for John Regan in 1728 Charles Co. MD


From: "Florence Hargrave Curtis"
Subject: Re: [NCHALIFA] Roll Call:
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:57:45 -0400 (EDT)

In response to the roll call I continue my search for Whitehead, Hargrave, Jones, Joyner, Epps, Drummond, Drumain, Druman, etc. It's been a very long tie since I have heard from you, There appear to be no researchers on line any longer, Just a Comment.


From: Deloris Williams
Subject: Surnames as below

I have quite a bit of info on many of my families, but always looking for more, and willing to help others looking for these same names. The families I am researching are mostly free African or possibly Native American in some cases, but not limited to either race, are rooted from  Warren, Halifax, Granville and Wake Counties, the following surnames :
(shows first date have found; >>> means to the present day)

DAVIS family(former slaves) starting 1839 >>> Warren County, Fishing Creek & Fork Townships.

EVANS- starting 1700's>>> almost every EVANS persons of color in Warren & Halifax were related.

COPELAND - starting 1700's >>> Cato/Kader COPELAND and descendants of Benjamin (b.1812)& Joseph (b.1810) COPELAND, Robert (b. 1823) & Hesakiah (b. 1825) COPELAND

SNEED starting 1700's >>> Walter SNEED, b. 1852 Granville, settled in Warren Co.; former slave & son of William Morgan Sneed, b. 1819 Granville.  Some of Walter's children & descendants live in Halifax Co.
Researching all the Sneed ancestors.

RODGERS (former slaves) starting 1823 >>> Wake Co. to Warren Co.

Thomas GREEN (1760-1850) freed in 1791 Warren Co. >>> his many descendants through children Allen, Charity, Breny, William, Lucretia, Samuel, Priscilla, Mary, Lucy & Nancy.

WILLIAMS (former slaves family of Hubbard WILLIAMS,b.1827 Warren (mostly Shocco, Fork & Warrenton Townships) >>>

CAUDLE/CORDLE/CORDELL all descendants of John Haywood CAUDLE  (1821-1900) & Mary Polly EVANS  lived in Warren ,Halifax & Nash Counties >>>

CARTER - Free people of color, lived in Warren Co., mostly all are descended from Edy CARTER, b. ca 1768, who had a number of bound starting in the late 1700s.

HAWKINS - mostly descendants of Solomon (d: 1847) & Fanny HAWKINS- Halifax & Warren Counties, who were free families since early 1700s. Also have descendants of Matthew HAWKINS (1783-1855)  former slave freed in 1802 by Philemon HAWKINS in Warren County, NC. Some of his grandchildren also married into the CARTER family.

RICHARDSON -1700's >>> mostly Warren, Halifax, Nash Counties; most are descended from Benjamin RICHARDSON, d.1809 & Mary BASS, but also have research on some of John & William RICHARDSON descendants, supposed brothers of Benjamin.

HEDGEPETH- 1700's >>> Mostly descendants of Stephen HEDGEPETH (1797-1891 )Warren & Halifax Counties; his 2nd wife was Martha COPELAND of Halifax Co. with whom had several children.

TONEY- 1700's >>> Descendants of John TONEY (1750-1823) includes most of the TONEY families who lived in Halifax, Warren, Nash & Franklin Counties.

WEST/EVANS - 2 family lines -1700's >>> descendants of Nathaniel WEST, a.k.a. Matthew EVANS, d. 1844, & Mourning EVANS, free families lived in Warren & Halifax; started out using EVANS surname, but many later changed to WEST.

Some of the families they married into are ALSTON, BOONE, COLEMAN, DALES, HARWELL /HARVELL /HARVEY, LEE, LYNCH, MANLEY, MILLS,  RUDD, SCOTT, SILVER, and JAMES, which I also have much research info on.

More specific details on individuals are in my tree and personal website containing much research:
My North Carolinia Roots

Deloris' North Carolina Roots

From: "Carla Medlin Waldron"
Subject: [NCHALIFA] Neal family
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2013 08:08:33 -0400 (EDT)

I descend from Joe Neal whose father was John Neal. John Neal's death certificate states his father was "Buck" Neal and mother was Martha Redd though now I know her name was Martha Rudd. I know where John Neal's grave site is and he does have a stone. I am trying to link "Buck" to his father.
I am thinking that Buck is the nickname for William and if that is true then his father would be Cuthbert Neal from Warren County, NC.
I am also searching Allen, Medlin, Holdford, Garner, Hawkins, Edmonds, Ivey, Love, Shaw to name a few families from Halifax Co. and Warren Co. NC.
Any help on this would be appreciated.
Carla Medlin Waldron


From: "Jeanette Howell"
Subject: [NCHALIFA] KINGs of Halifax Co., NC abt 1820 - 1850
Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2013 19:08:00 -0500

Would love to compare notes with anyone interested in the Kings of Halifax Co., NC, later in Anson Co., NC and Lauderdale Co., MS by 1860's!

Some King marriages of interest:

Miles Rufus King m. Catherine Wilson
Miles Rufus King, Jr. m. Mary Gilliam Moss
Charles King m. Ruthemah Hobgood
Eli King m. Mary Duncan
George King may have m. Nancy Jane Lowe
George Wade King m. Ann Rainey Miller in MS in 1866

Relatives were: Moss, Lowe, Hobgood, Duncan, Wade.



From: Edie Anne
Sent: Monday, September 16, 2013 7:32 PM
Subject: Surname: TIPPETT

I am researching Erastus Tippett who was in Halifax in the 1700's after he left the Revolutionary War..was married there to possibly Elizabeth Riley between 1786 and 1799.


Sent: Wednesday, January 01, 2014 2:48 PM
Subject: Surnames: MORAN

Looking for relatives from Halifax No Carolina.
Charles H. Moran 1815 (1/4 Choctaw) married Elizabeth Ann Buckholts (1/8Choctaw) in Halifax NC in 22, May 1838

Charles parents:
Henry Moran b. 1762-died after 1830 in Halifax Co. married Sarah Young 12 Oct. 1794. She died about 1835 in Halifax, Co. NC
Henry Moran parents were Willis John Moran b. 1734 and Sarah Canter. 

Sarah Young parents were Thomas Young and Elizabeth House.
Thomas Young parents were John Young and Sarah Norfleet.

 Thank you,
Suzi Moran


From: Bruce
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 12:06 PM
Subject: Surname: HEPINSTALL

Please add the following for new Surname search for Halifax County, NC


Hepinstall/Heppinstall from Enfield, Halifax County, NC 1800-1900 
First names are; Cary, Edward, Jack, Nathaniel, Curtis, Earnest, Mary and Hilda. 
Any relation to other Hepinstall's of North Carolina.


Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2014 10:36 AM
Subject: Halifax County Query- LESLIE

Can you please post my query on your website? 

I am researching James LESLIE (ca. 1720-1781), founder of the town of Halifax.


From: John Dorman
Sent: Saturday, August 16, 2014 12:25 AM
Subject: Surnames Research- HARVEY

I  have  one  Harvey  ancestor  that  died  in  Halifax  Co:
William Harvey,  b.   1764, NC  and  d. 28 Jun 1825,  Halifax  Co,  NC.
His  son,  Thomas  Harvey,  was  b.  1790,  NC  and  d. Jul  1873,  Floyd Co, GA.
Thomas  m.  Elizabeth Sanders: b  1790, NC  and  d 29  Mar  1861,  Floyd Co, GA.
John Pipkin Saunders Harvey  was  b.  1816,  Rowan Co, NC  and  d. July 1884  Pella, Wise Co, Tx
J P S  above  married  Elizabeth "Betsy"  Ashby:  27 Oct  1841  near Rome, Floyd, GA 
They  had  10  children......
John  Dorman


Sent: Friday, February 13, 2015 2:36 PM
Subject: Halifax Co, NC Surnames-CALVERT, COLVARD, COLBERT
I would like to be put on your  Halifax Co list as a researcher of families connected to the
Calvert/Colvard/Colbert family and those families that lived on Plumtree Island (now Mush Island) opposite the town of Weldon.
Heads of households included in research: Joseph  Calvert, Joseph Colson, Robert Lang/Long, William Green, William Reeves, Thomas Whitmel, Philip Mulkey, Buckley Kimbrough, Francis and Amy Vernon, Nathaniel Bradford, and Samuel Williams.
Richard A. Colbert



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