September - December 2001

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My Grandfather, Edgar Washington REAVES had a sister named Nellie REAVES who married Franklin Cleveland MATTHEWS. Nellie was born 09-28-1894, and died Oct. 1992 in Hialiah, Florida. Nellie and Franklin Cleveland had several children. Elizabeth MATTHEWS who married Zacharias RICH. They had a daughter named Sarah Jane RICH; Lillian MATTHEWS The last know address I have on here is 100 Bruce Drive, Dunn, NC 28334; Other children of Nellie were Victor Ray Matthews b. July 8, 1921, who died in Miami Springs, FLA, Nov 17, 1997; Leland Matthews b Aug 4, 1914 d. Nov 28 1981 in Dunn, NC; and Jessie Odis Matthews. I have found 37 Matthews on the Internet who currently live in Dunn. I am sure at least one of them is related to me. Thanks!! Woody Reaves   Posted December 30, 2001

I am trying to obtain a listing of DARROCH's that are buried at Barbecue Presbyterian Church. I am currently looking for John Darroch and his wife Sarah. Thank you, Megan Tidwell   Posted November 29, 2001

I am trying to find any information on my Dad's family. His name was Willie C. JOHNSON. His mother's name was Mary Katherine THOMAS; his Dad's name, I have been told was T.C. JOHNSON. Mary's mother's name was Cornelia CLARK; Mary's father's name was Grisson THOMAS. Mary was born in NC, and died in Lillington, NC. I have been told that she was buried in the "Thomas Family Cemetery", near Broadway. I do not know if Broadway is a street or ? My dad, Willie JOHNSON, had 2 sisters, and 4 brothers I believe. Most all of them lived in Lillington. Any information that anyone has of this family, living or deceased, would be greatly appreciated. I have not lived there since I was 7 years old when my Mother, Anna Johnson, left my Dad and moved to California. I am so hoping to find any family members. Shirley Booth   Posted November 24, 2001

I found the very crude tombstone of my Great Grandfather this weekend in Buies Creek cemetery. I think this is the cemetery of The First Baptist Church of Buies Creek. His name was James C. REARDON.....born Jan.9, 1829 ...died ...June 19, 1911.. His wife was Mary Gregory REARDON, born..........Nov.23, 1840..... died Jan. 31, 1916. This cemetery is located off 421, to the left, down a path, before you get to the dorms. Any information as to their parents, etc. would be appreciated. Thanks, Pat Reardon May, Greensboro, N. C.   Posted November 12, 2001

I'm looking for the Harnet Co. ancestors of my GGrandfather, Thomas Hinton TYNDALL He married Clara Elizabeth Autry. They had two children, Clarence Marvin TYNDALL b. 1905 d. 1973 and Alice TYNDALL. I have been told they lived in the Dunn area. Any informaton would be helpful. Amy Canham   Posted October 9, 2001

I am looking for the Harnett County ancestors of my gg grandmother, Catherine McLEAN, who married William Ross Davis in the 1858 and moved to Bladen County. My Catherine was born 1839 in what was then Cumberland County (now Harnett County) and died 1924 in Bladen County. Her parents were Lauchlin McLean and Mary McRAE(?), and reported to have lived south of Lillington. I'm trying to find documentation of both Lauchlin's and and Mary's parents. Some of their relatives are reported to be buried at the Murchison(?) Cemetery (about 3 miles south of Lillington and up in a field about a hundred yards on the east side of Highway 210 and just south of the entrance to a rock quarry). Does anyone have a list of the graves in this cemetery? Henry M. Singletary    4609 Aviary Circle    Apex, NC 27502   Posted October 8, 2001

I understand that the BRYAN-MCKAY REUNION is to be sometime in Oct. at Summerville Presbyterian Church in Harnett County, NC...I do not know the date....Can you help? Thank you very much... Millie Yongue     Posted October 5, 2001

I am looking for information on my Grand Parents, Sherd D. MCLEAN anD Alice Isabelle CLARK, both from Harnett County. Thanks, James O. McLean     Posted October 1, 2001

My ggrandfather, John P. Holland, was from Dunn, Harnett County, North Carolina.
The following information appears on the 1900 census:

John P. Holland born April 1861
Wife: Carrie M. born February 1869
Dau: Rosa A. born September 1883 (We do know that Carrie M. was Rosa's stepmother. She and John were married when Rosa (whom we know as Alice) was about 3 years old. Alice was my grandmother, married to John William Akins. Also, does anyone know who her mother was. We believe she died in childbirth).
Son: William D. born April 1887
Dau: Mildred E. born December 1889
Dau: Mary L. born August 1894
Dau: Bula S. born July 1895
Mother: Mary A. Holland born April 1835
Sister: Ida. T. Adams born May 1874

I can't seem to find any other information on this family. Any anyone help me? Shirley Akins Brown     Posted September 10, 2001

If you have any information about the Father and Mother of James REARDON and his wife Mary GREGORY Reardon..it would be appreciated. Also, any information on Emma Estelle RYALS Reardon....parentage. Thank you, Pat Reardon May. They were from Buies Creek, Harnett County, N.C. Wiley T. May     Posted September 10, 2001

I am looking for info. on a Willis DEAN and Catherine STEWART. They are my g.grandparents. My grandmother was Ruth Ella DEAN West. She married Angus Archie WEST. Cathrine STEWART was from Harnett Co. Would love to have any info. Thanks. John Yarborough     Posted September 10, 2001

I am looking for siblings or parents to a Wright Allen REAVES. His death record shows he was born in Harnett County, BUT the county was formed in 1845, and he was born about 1833-37. He married a Louisa FOUCHEE; at least I think this is the spelling, not sure. I do know their are Fouchee's in the area also. Any help would be great. Thanks. Brian Reaves     Posted September 10, 2001

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