HARNETT COUNTY, NC QUERIES - 2006
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WADE / HUDSON / DRAUGHON / JACKSON / McCOY
DECEMBER 29, 2006
There are several that we are looking at, all members of the Wade family:
Original was Samuel Andrew WADE. He was born in Cumberland County NC but died in Harnett county.
dob: 1/22/11848 dod:10/19/1935. I will be going to Cumberland county to look for info on him. Most
of his children were born in Harnett county. 1st wife: Frances HUDSON, her children; Julius Ceasar
WADE dob 5/2/1902 dod:3/4/1970 born in Sampson county but lived and died mostly in Harnett county.
Dock B WADE dob:7/19/1899-Harnett county. Samuel J Wade dob: 8/1898 Harnett County. 2nd wife:Susan
DRAUGHON:her children; Lillie Mae WADE dob:5/15/1890 Harnett county. Addie Bell WADE dob:6/26/1892
Harnett county. Third wife:Susan JACKSON:her children: Julius E McCOY Wade dob 1866 Harnett county.
Mary Shaw WADE dob 1869 Dunn Harnett County. Samantha Ellen Wade 12/12/1871 no county listed.
Samuel A Wade dob:12/25/1873 Harnett county. (son) Wade dob 3/02/1877 Harnett County (as there is
no name here, I am assuming this one died in infancy). Sara Magnolia WADE dob 10/01/1878 Harnett
county. Thaddeus Wade dob 5/14/1881 Harnett county.
I am thinking that there must have been deeds etc for Samuel Andrew WADE, if I can get any
of those, marriage certificates, any type of legal documents that can be disclosed. If there are
fees etc. please let me know. Thanks for your assistance in this matter. Rita W Allen
ENNIS / HOLMES / PETERSON / WOODARD
November 05, 2006
My father's father Moses HOLMES was buried at the cemetery near the Erwin Cotton Mill. Several
years ago my mother and I went there to try to locate his grave. She was just a school girl when he
died. She and Daddy were in school together in Erwin and his father became ill and died of TB in his
30's leaving small children and a pregnant wife. Where is the cemetery located and is there a written
history or a list of the people buried there? Since Mama died I can't find the cemetery.
I was born at Good Hope Hospital July 14, 1940 to Artice William HOLMES and Heloise Ennis HOLMES.
Daddy's parents were William Moses HOLMES and Mary Elizabeth WOODARD. Mama's parents were Lynn ENNIS
and Attie PETERSON Ennis. They lived in East Erwin.
Thanks for any help and please feel free to pass my information and email address to anyone who is
searching also. Beth Holmes Kilgo
JOHNSON / CAMERON
October 29, 2006
I am trying to find out any information you may be able to assist me
with in the search for my grandmother's side of the family. It would be
a Harnett County Search for my Grandmother Mary Bell MCKAY JOHNSON.
They lived in the Johnsonville area. My grandmother married James "Jim"
JOHNSON. They had four sons, Lewis, John, Leroy & Lacy, one deceased
infant child and four daughters, Gladys, Janie Margaret, Rosie Bell and
Shirley Jean. Rosie and Shirley attended Benhaven High School. All
were buried at Cypress Presbyterian Church. The only sister of my
grandmother's that I remember was Annie MC KAY CAMERON, married to Arch
CAMERON of Overhills, and her sister-in-law Ola MC KAY and I know of one
child of Ola's, a daughter Janie Bell MC KAY. Lewis married Margaret
Brooks, John married Frances of Lennon, Michigan, Gladys married Hazel
Cox, Rosie Bell married David Parker, Janie Margaret married Kenneth
Odell Wooten and Shirley Jean married Norman Doney. I am the oldest
daughter of Odell and Janie Margaret Wooten. Thank you for your help.
Linda Wooten Kimball 919/575-5705 1199 Rotterdam Lane, Creedmoor, NC 27522
PATE / MATTHEWS
October 24, 2006
My Grandmother was Annie Matthews PATE she had a daughter Ruth Helen Pate b.June or July , 1897
d. April 18, 1963. Her uncle was N. H. Matthews wife was (Mary) these dates I'm not sure of one was
b.Nov 13, 1823 d. Aug. 5, 1914 or b. May 10,1861, my mother had a cousin Laura Matthews Stephenson
(dates don't know) her children, whom I do have dates on are Emil Jerome b.Oct 15, 1924 d.July 21, 1943
and NEIL A.. Stephenson b.Aug 10, 1926 d. July 1961. She also had three other children for which I do
not have any dates on.
If you can help me find any thing on the Pates or Matthews please let me know. Aurelia Harvell
BARBECUE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
October 10, 2006
I was just curious about how the church got its name. I would appreciate any info you might
have or can be got from the query board. Gary Hood, Marissa, IL
September 28, 2006
I am looking for any information you may have for the area known as Daniels Creek Road (off of
Buckhorn Road Lee Country). While exploring I came across an old resting place with the graves of RB
and Nancy Jane Douglas. I have also come upon two old houses but not sure on the dates of construction.
I am a resident on Daniels Creek Road and have no connection any to ancestors in this area. I am just
eager to learn more about the history of this area as I find it very intriguing. My children and I explore
the woods (there are well over 1000 undeveloped acres around us) and knowing more about the area would be
a wonderful teaching opportunity. We are a homeschooling family, so as you can imagine the historical items
we have found are great pathways to the history of our area and our country. :)
The information I do have from the headstones is that Nancy Jane Douglas was born 1842 and died in 1918
and she married (December 31, 1868) RB Douglas who was born (not positive on these dates as his stone
was a little hard to read) July 2 1845 and died December 22 1913.
I was able to find someone that did know some history on the area who was going to look in her records
for the Douglas family but I never heard back from her. From my understanding this area once belonged
to her Great Grandfather who owned a plantation. She said after the civil war his slaves wanted to stay
with him so he split up the land in such a way that it could never be taken from them. In exchange they
helped him farm his land.
One other thing I am interested in learning about is a house that was in Broadway NC that burned (not sure
of the dates) and another house was erected with the materials they were able to salvage from the home
destroyed. I found a picture online but for the life of me can not find it now. I believe it was the
Laseter House or something like that.
Thanks so much for your time and help! I look forward to hearing from you :) Toni
PS: This appears to be Rova B. Douglas born abt. 1844 and his wife Nancy born abt. 1847. R. B. was the
son of Abel Douglas born abt 1818 and his wife Nancy born abt 1822 of Cumberland County, NC. (Myrtle Bridges)
SMITH / STEWART
September 11, 2006
My paternal grandmother was Essie Jane SMITH STEWART. Her parents are listed on her marriage
license as Isacc and Rebecca SMITH. She has at least two brothers, Young B and Sammy. Uncle Sammy
lived in Durham, NC. Essie Jane SMITH married John Benjamin Franklin STEWART in Duke, Harnett County,
NC on December 26, 1915. I have not been able to find any info on Isacc and Rebecca prior to the 1900
Census. I know Isacc was deceased before the 1910 Census but can't find where he died. I have reached
a roadblock. If anyone can be of assistance please let me know. Linda Stewart Wells
JOHNSON / POLLARD
August 27, 2006
I'm looking for info on Junius H. JOHNSON married to Ada POLLARD, shown to be living in Lillington
in 1915, at that time both were about 37 years old and had 4 or 5 children. If you can help, that would
be great. Daniel E. Detrich, Orange Park, FL
NEWSOME / GODWIN
August 27, 2006
My father, Leander Vance NEWSOME, was born in Harnett County in 1898 to Josephine NEWSOME.
His father, according to my grandmother, was a GODWIN. I would like to find out if his birth was
recorded in Harnett Co., and if so, who was listed as his father. Thank you for your assistance
in this matter. Sincerely, Nancy L. McAdoo, Virginia Beach, VA
RYALS / DENNING / JERNIGAN / POPE / WHEELER
July 27, 2006
Looking for info on G-G-Grandfather, Mr. RYALS. He was married to Lucinda DENNING born 1830 to
Joel & Elizabeth JERNIGAN Denning. There were 4 children Matilda, Allen, Thomas, and Catherine, my
g-grandmother married to James H. POPE. My grandmother, Susan Pope was married to Foy K. WHEELER and
had my mother, Myrtle M. Wheeler in 1911. Doug Critcher, Richmond VA
WILSON / WILSON
July 15, 2006
I am searching to see if anyone may have any information on a WILSON to WILSON family from Harnett County.
My mother, Lillie Mae WILSON married James David WILSON in 1928. I have found some information on my mothers
side back to my great-grand father Sherwood WILSON who married Lucy MEDLIN. My grandfather, Polk WILSON
married Lula CHRISTIAN. I can't seem to find anything of my fathers history. His fathers name was William
WILSON who was married to Bella MONROE (this was the spelling I was given). It's my understanding that my
father and hs brother John WILSON was taken out of the home, and placed in an orphange at an early age. Both
skipped out when James David WILSON was about 12 years old. James had siblings named John, (preacher) Dan,
and Bertha. If there are more, I do not remember them. Anyone who may have any information on either of the
families, please email me. Any leads will be greatly appreciated. Thank you Frances Wilson Berube
GOOCH / HOLLAND
July 15, 2006
I am the granddaughter of James Ivon GOOCH, Sr. and Swannie HOLLAND GOOCH formerly of Harnett County
and Johnston County. I am looking for information about my ancestors. Thank you! Susan Gooch Guthrie
BULLARD / HAM
June 11, 2006
I need to know who Cornelia F. BULLARD married. She was born abt. 1848, daughter of James BULLARD and
Sarah Jane HAM. She was born in an area of Cumberland Co that became Harnett Co. Violet M. Bullard
MARTIN / MCNEILL / BAILEY / MCKAY/MCKOY
June 02, 2006
Hello, My name is Cindy Martin. I am attempting to start researching my family tree but do not know
where and how to start. I am African-American. My parents are Sidney MARTIN Jr. (MS) and Willie Sue
McNEILL MARTIN (NC). It is my mother's side of the family I am starting. Her parents are Junious
Wesley MCNEILL (deceased Jan. 2001) and Carrie BAILEY McNEILL of the city of Lillington, Harnett County,
North Carolina . I know the my grandfather's parents names were Amos MCNEILL and Flora ELLIOTT McNeill
and my grandmother's parents were Alexander BAILEY and Ora MCKOY(MCKAY) Bailey.
Birth information that I do know is following:
Willie Sue MCNEILL Martin born May 3, 1944
Junious Wesley MCNEILL born April 2, 1923
Carrie BAILEY MCNEILL born April 23, 1921 Cindy Martin or Military address
ARMSTRONG / DOBBIN / McLEOD
March 22, 2006
Our ancestors came from Harnett County. As now, my great grandfather was named Emerz (Emory) DOBBIN
which married Patsy Armstrong McDOUGALD in the 1850s. Patsy was the granddaughter of Thomas and Joasmia
ARMSTRONG. Thomas purchased 250 acres of land from Neill and J. A. Cameron for $250. Thomas' children
were Amy, Charottle, Sue, Margaret, Fred, Peter, Daniel, Rusty, Benjamin and Abraham.
Please let me know if you have any information of the ARMSTRONG and DOBBIN or McLEOD. In 1870 Census, it
shows Emerz McLEOD (age 14) in the household of Charottle and Ben DOBBIN. Charottle is believed to be one
of Thomas' daughters. Patsy was in the household of Amy and John McDOUGALD. Amy is believed to be one of
Thomas' daughters. Charlene
ADAMS / WILSON / YOUNG / CUTTS
March 20, 2006
Sampson R. WILSON and Ridley E. ADAMS were both born in 1846 in North Carolina. I found Sampson
in 1850 living with Warren and Martha YOUNG in Harnett Co, with his last name listed as Young. Then,
in the 1860 Census, he is living in the same household, but he and a younger brother, William M., are
both listed with the last name Wilson, and there are no other Wilsons in the household. I have found
a Census that listed his occupation as Teacher, and another said Justice of the Peace.
A distant cousin says that his parents were Furney WILSON and Martha Patsy Sills CUTTS, and that
Furney is believed to have died in the Mex-American War in about 1847, but there is nothing to back
up this theory. Sampson is buried in the Young family Cemetery in Harnett Co, and I haven't yet found
where Ridley ended up. They were living in Black River when they were in their 60s, and besides Willie,
they had Silvester P., Mary J., and Cora M(?). Any information you are able to provide would be dearly
treasured! Thank you! Shannon Trimble
HOLDEN / BROWN / COWARD
March 08, 2006
I am a history teacher who is using the genealogies of my students to teach history. I am
searching for the African American families of HOLDEN and BROWN in Harnett Co. N.C.
I found the HOLDEN family that I am looking for in the 1930 Census in Dunn. There
Is a Ed HOLDEN age 44, occupation, barber, Frankie HOLDEN ( I don't know her maiden name but I have
that her parents were Ransom and Nellie). The children were Allen and Edna. Ed and Frankie had
another daughter named Lillie born in 1932 in Harnett Co. She married Cebie BROWN Cebie may have
been born April 30, 1931 in Kinston, Lenoir Co. NC. They married July 25, 1952. I think that
Cebie Brown's parents may have been Tom BROWN and Callie COWARD
I have the HOLDEN family listed in the 1920 census as living in Averasboro. Frankie and son Allen
are listed as living separately from Ed. I have no further info on this family.
I would appreciate any help on this family. Thank you, Desiree Hurst
PATTERSON / BUIE
January 19, 2006
I am looking for some help please. My name is Chuck PATTERSON. I have a question about a stone
at Mount Pisgah Presbyterian Church in Broadway. Its for Duncan PATTERSON, b. 26 Sep 1782, d. 24 Oct
1864. It reads "buried in family plot two miles South East. Duncan's first wife was Mary BUIE.
Burial place unknown". My father, Emory Glover Patterson, was born and raised near Seminole. I
still have relatives there. I am wondering if anyone might know where this family plot is. I want to
go there and search for ancestors. I live in Dayton, Ohio and am planning a trip there for July. I
will appreciate any help you can give me. Chuck Patterson
January 11, 2006
I am looking for information on Ruth Helen PATE, born in Harnett County in the late 1900's
can you give me any information? Aurelia Harvell
December 24, 2005
I am looking for a history or records on the PORTER Family, who probably lived in Spout Springs in the
1800's. Could you help me. A couple of names are Sarah PORTER and Strange PORTER. Thanks! Karen Gee
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