HARNETT COUNTY, NC QUERIES
July - August 2001
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Myrtle Bridges Harnett County NCGenWeb Coordinator.
I've hit a dead end with my great-great-grandfather. His
name is Murdoc(h) McLean and he was born around 1793 in Cumberland County,
North Carolina. He married Catherine McNeill McLean, 10 January 1825, and had
the following children with her: Mary McLean born ca. 1825; Christian McLean
born ca. 1828; John McLean born ca. 1830; Flora McLean born ca. 1834; Malcom
A. McLean born 13 October 1839. He then married Margaret Darroch McLean, 28
November 1842, and had the following children with her: Catharine McLean born
ca. 1844; Margaret McLean born ca. 1845; Neill McLean born ca. 1849; Ann
McLean born ca. 1851. Both marriages and all of the births were in Cumberland
County in an area that is now Harnett County. Malcom A. McLean is my
I'm trying hard to find out about any of Murdoch's siblings and parents in an
effort to get the link back to Scotland. Once I have the link and the area
they came from, I want to visit Scotland and see where they lived. The only
other clue I have is a bit of family lore about two McLean brothers arriving
together from Scotland and settling on opposite banks of the Cape Fear. Thanks.
Mickey McLean Greensboro, N.C.
Posted August 24, 2001
I have discovered my ggg grandfather's name may have
been Abel HAMILTON married to Elizabeth Blaylock (or
Blalock). Possibly fought in the Mexican War.
Also, his son was Bejamin Franklin Hamilton b.12 July 1851, d. 7 June 1916,
married to Margaret I. Carter Hamilton. All from
Harnett County. If anyone can help me continue my research, please reply.
Thanks, Cindy Bessellieu
August 22, 2001
Would anyone remember seeing a grave for a Harrison GALE(S) in Harnett Co..?
This is my 3rd great grandfather. I believe he died sometime after the 1870
Harnett Co. Census was taken and before the 1880 was taken.
any help would be greatly appreciated.
August 21, 2001
I am looking for Lonzo BROWN Family. He lived in Harnett County in 1926.
August 6, 2001
BAKER / SPENCE
I am looking for a connection between the BAKER and SPENCE families of
Harnett County. Does anyone know of any marriages between the two families?
July 31, 2001
My Grandfather was named Jessie REAVES. he died May 12, 1899 in Benson, N.C.
He is buried in Averaboro Township in Harnett County. I do not Know his date of birth or parent's names. He was
married to Sarah Jones, b. Sept. 18, 1869 and died Sept 19, 1946.
Can anyone give any additional information on Jessie? Thanks for your help.
July 28, 2001
Seeking information on Robert REAVIS found in the 1900 Harnett Co
census, with dau Mollie; he a widower. Believe he may be s/o George Larkin Reavis/Revis of Buncombe Co.
NC. Robert married (1st) Frances Wilson. Thank you
July 28, 2001
LEE / WILKINS
My name is Teresa Harrington. My dad is William Robert LEE and his mother
was Susan Lee. Lettie was her sister. Lettie Lee (I think) married A.B.
WILKINS. I did find at the North Carolina State Archives where a marriage
between these two happened in 1916. I looked up the marriage records on
microfilm and was not able to read any of the roll. I don't mean to ramble
on but I didn't even know my grandmother had a sister. Through research I
found she had two sisters. I have found one of them in the grave yard where
she is buried. I do know
that the Johnston Co. Gene. Society helped me with my grandmothers side and
have traced me to John Lee Esquire. We did not do much research at all on my
grandfathers side. His side is from Harnett Co. Some of his people. (Parents
and grandparents are buried at Grove Presb. Church located on Jonesboro Rd.
about 3 miles from Beulah Baptist (Johnston Co.) same road where my grand
parents are buried along with her parents. I do have more info so if you need
more I will be glad to supply you with what I have.
Any info would be helpful. Thank you for your time. Thanks again!!!!
July 24, 2001
Does anyone know if there are any records on school teachers in Angier, Harnett County, from
1900 - 1908. My Grandmother Clementine CHAPPELL was a school teacher there sometime during
that time period. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for any help. Mark McKenzie
July 13, 2001
I am Looking for a church yard cemetery known to my dad as Bailey (sp?) where his family is
buried. They are all Stewarts, at least 3 generations. May not be in Harnett
Co., but is near Coats or Lillington, if his memory serves.
Thanks for any help. Rod Stewart June 28, 2001
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