1997 - 1999 QUERIES - HOKE COUNTY
I am researching the BROWN family from Stanly County, NC. I have traced them
to Louis P. Brown about 1850. I also have information that they lived in Hoke
County, NC. I would be glad to share info with others researching in this
area. You may leave a message or call me at (713) 932-8182.
Tom Potter 1306 Spillers Lane
Houston, TX 77043-4136 Posted Dec. 26th, 1999
JONES / MCDONALD
I am looking for information about my Grandmother, Maude Jones Gibson,
DOB 07-22-1902. She was born in Raeford, N. C. I am told her parents, James
Reed Jones and Sarah Catherine McDonald, were buried in the Sandy Grove
Methodist Church Cemetery. I can only find a listing for Sandy Grove
Presbyterian Church so I am not sure if that is correct. I do believe that
they were of the Methodist faith.
Can you tell me if there is a Sandy Grove Methodist Church Cemetery and if
possible, provide an address so that I can contact them. Thank you,
Michael Gibson Jacksonville, Florida
Posted December 26th, 1999
GOODMAN / BROWN
I am seeking information on the Goodman and Brown families. Would especially like to
know more about the Curtis Brown Goodman, born 10 January 1918, died 12 August 1973 who
is buried in the Raeford Cemetery. I have an old Bible page for the Goodman and Brown
families but cannot make a connection to those listed there. One entry is for a Curtis
Goodman who died 18 February 1877. The Bible page was in the possession of my g-gmother
Sarah Catherine Brown, daughter of J. A. Brown and Ann Goodman, who married Luther Hayes
Everett. Any help appreciated. Kathy Duncan
Posted November 15th, 1999
BLUE / HANDON / BARNEY
Searching for the family of Rodia HANDON born 12/7/1883 Cumberland County
died 1/7/1929 Pitt County daughter of Rev. J.W. HANDON and Isabella BARNEY,
married Hood BLUE dates and locations unknown (Rodia was a widow when she died).
Rodia and Hood BLUE had a daughter Caroline BLUE born 9/28/1900 in Hoke County,
died 7/21/1985 in Pitt County. Caroline BLUE had a daughter Elizabeth BLUE born
about 1916 in Lee County died 1994 in Pitt County. Elizabeth Blue had two aunts
named Sarah PRATT & Letcy McCOY, who lived in the Fayetteville area. (Caroline
Blue is the only name I have been able to find, but she used to say she was named
for her aunts and her whole name was Caroline Isabella Ruth Matilda Love Devine
Seymore Bell Carolina Blue.) [Revised from query posted 3/99. This is an African-American family]
Posted October 4th, 1999
Hello, my name is Judy Parks, married to Earl Parks. Earl's father was Walter
Parks who lived in Raeford. I have been trying to get past the grandparents
information. everyone is pretty closed mouth about the older family. Lot of
Parks in that area. We have just had our 22nd annual reunion in Raeford last
month. A clan of about 150 show up each year. I have been making a family
tree for the reunion over the last couple of years. This yr. I added photo's
of family members. I will share with you soon all the info I have. I know
that Walter's dad was Milton Parks and was married to Lula Belle Presnell.
Milton's mother's name was sally and had several brothers,
I know that Sally and her parents are buried in a cemetry in Wagram, but
don't know which one and have not been able for find info on internet about
cemetries there. I know that the parents, Sally and brothers all came from
the Randolph area before settling and farming in Raeford. Thanks for any info
that you or anyone else can supply.
Posted September 6, 1999
I need to locate a genealogy book of McFadyen! One was published in the mid
80's. Gary J.
Posted September 5, 1999
My name is Carolyn McFALL, and I am researching my family history. I have
pulled a paper off the internet which states as follows: "An early battle of
the American War of Independence took place at McFall's
Mill [on Raft Swamp] in Hoke County, North Carolina. Near this site was the
Raft Swamp Church, now known as Antioch Presbyterian Church where McFalls
hold their annual reunion."
This paper was dated February 14th, 1963. I wondered if you would know
whether there is still a McFall reunion at the church, as this could prove to
hold some very valuable resources for me. Or if you could possibly put me in
touch with someone at the church who could give me some information about the
McFall families there? Thanks very much in advance.
Posted September 2, 1999
Very nice page on the Galatia Cemetery. I see that there are some
Walters gravesites there, but none of the ones I am currently
investigating. Do you happen to know if this is the cemetery accross
from the House of Raeford turkey plant? If not, do you know what that
one is called and if there a surname list somewhere for it? I know that
my father, grandfather, and grandmother are buried there with others of
my branch of the Walters family, but I don't know the name of the
grounds. Any help will be greatly appreciated,
Posted August 3, 1999
Looking for great-great grandparent's family members. Some family members say
they were Lumbee. I don't know, therefore I am posting queries in Robeson, Hoke,
Richmond, and Scotland Counties, because this is where Lumbees live, to see if I can
discover any truth to their oral reports.
They were Michael (b 1830) and Frances PONDS (maiden name unknown), born 1843).
They lived in Lexington County in 1870 but can find nothing before then and want
to know where they lived before moving to Lexington County, S. C., Hollow Creek Township
and who their parents were. Their children were John Bascom Ponds (b 1868), my
great grandfather, Cromwell PONDS (b. 1879 and who may have moved to Salt Lake City
Utah to work for railroad, and used his Native American identity); Estella PONDS
(b 1877); Thomas PONDS (b 1874); Mary (b 1875), and George (b 1865). There may
have been a Rebecca PONDS - not sure. John Bascom moved to Conway County, Arkansas
abt. 1880 and died there about 1947. I have picture. Please email
Posted July 28th, 1999
Hello, My name is Nicole Hoke. I have reason to believe that the county
which is named Hoke may have some realation to me. My Great grandfather
and grandfather and even my own father all bare the name Robert F.
Hoke. I have since tried to get our family history from the Hokes but
most of them don't remember, are too young, or even to old to know. I
would appreciate any assistance you are able to help me with. I have
recently moved to Harnett County, NC from Pennsylavania. Thank You for
your time and I hope to hear from you soon.
Please email Nicole Hoke
Posted July 13th, 1999
GILLIS / McINNIS / McEACHERN / McDUFFIE
I am searching for Laud M. Gillis....He was born November 18,
1818 (an unknown location). Laud died November 14, 1878 in Raeford
(Hoke Co.) NC at 59 years of age. He married Annie McInnis in
Cumberland Co. NC March 30, 1850. Annie was born November 13, 1828.
Annie was daughter of Angus McInnis and Margaret McEachern. Annie died
March 1, 1907 in Raeford (Hoke Co.) NC. Their bodies were interred in
Philippi Presbyterian Church Cemetery. One of Laud's son was Angus
James Gillis who was my great-grandfather. He was born February 10,
1862. He died September 20, 1941 in Raeford (Hoke Co.) NC. He married
Lizzie McDuffie February 10, 1887. Their bodies were interred in
Raeford Cemetery (US-401 Bus.). Need a help to find who Laud M.
Gillis's father and mother, Laud's children, brothers, and
sisters????? Please email Ellen Reich
Posted July 5th, 1999
My name is Teresa Hoke-House. I was told by my father, George Jr. Hoke, that
it was possible that we are related to the Robert Hoke your county was named
for. I am looking for any clues out there pertaining to the Hoke family.
My email address:
My snail mail address is: 7101-60 SR 27,
Tekoa, WA 99033. Thank you.
Posted June 28th, 1999
PERKINS / MUMFORD
My Father was born in Hoke County in 1944. I am researching the family
history of mainly the PERKINS family. My Grandfather was Carlyle Perkins
and my Grandmother was Beatrice Mumford Perkins. I know that they lived in
Hoke Co, and later moved to Scotland County. My
Grandfather's Father was Henry Perkins and he married Agnes Jones from
South Carolina. If anyone has any information on this Perkins family line
please contact me. Sincerely, Vicky Perkins Jorgensen
Posted June 15th, 1999
BOWEN / BOAHN / BOAN
I am attempting to do an extensive family history. Apparently, some of my
Bowen ancestors lived in Hoke county at some time. At the time, the last name
was spelled BOAHN or BOAN. I need to know who they were and how they were related
to the current Bowen family. Thanks! Katy
Posted June 5th, 1999
PARKS / MCLEAN
Searching for descendants of Lynn Parks, son of Lorenzo and Laura Parks of
Gleason, Weakley, TN. Understand descendant by name of Sarah Catherine
Parks McLean, last known address Raeford NC. I have pictures to share of
ancestors, if you are interested. Janice Lamb
Posted May 30th, 1999
McPHAUL / PERKINS / BROWN / McNEILL
Seeking information on the parents of John McPhaul who married Ann Perkins
(widow). John McPhaul was born Bet. 1710-1720 in Scotland. John's son Neil
married Ann Perkins daughter (Mary Perkins). Sarah McPhaul (daughter of John
McPhaul and his first wife) married my gggg grandfather Neil Brown. Sarah
Brown McNeill is buried in McCaskill Cemetery in Hoke county. Who was John's
parents and what was the name of his first wife? Who was Ann Perkins married
to? I beleive she came from VA to NC. Thanks,
Posted May 19th, 1999
I am looking for any information on Jim Perry that married a Mattie
Stanwick. They lived in Hope Mills at one time. They had one son, Chester,
(born Sept.16, 1891) and five girls. Connie
Posted April 25th, 1999
HORNE / WILLIAMS
I am searching for any info that you might have about this family.
I am looking for the Father and Mother of Henry Horne that married
Charity Williams somewhere in this area in the late 1800's. Henry has two
brothers by the name of Elias Pinkney, Joseph E., and a sister I have
been able to find so far by the name of Irene or Arenny. Thanks.
Posted April 7th, 1999
LANE / FINKLEA
Stephen William LANE married Maggie FINKLEA in Marion Co., S.C. moved to Shannon,
N.C. Stephen William died in Shannon, I am looking for information that would
give me his parents names.
Helen Lane Carmichael
Posted February 21, 1999
STEWART / RAY
I am looking for the parents of Nancy B. STEWART RAY, b. 9 Aug. 1853 d. 11 Jan.
1923, married to Gilbert RAY b. 1 Nov. 1845 d. 25 Nov. 1923. They had three
children. Mary Bell, called Mamie, married Ray Phillips. I do not have the
names of the others. It is said that Nancy B. STEWART RAY was buried near Red
Springs. Thanks for any help on finding the STEWARTS.
Posted February 4th, 1999
Seeking info on Rhoda BLUE and family. Rhoda lived near Raeford and had a daughter
named Carolina BLUE ca 1900. Carolina had a daughter about 1918 named Elizabeth Blue.
Carolina and Elizabeth BLUE moved to Pitt County, NC. Elizabeth had at least three
daus. and two sons. Jeffrey Meeks
Posted January 27th, 1999
Would like to know the parents of Jarvis Estell DAVIS who lived in Hoke County
near Rockfish. Brother was George Addison DAVIS. Jarvis died about 1917 or
1918. Chidren were Nannie Mae, John Estell and Neal Alexander. Neal was my
father. Thanks. Sender
Posted January 12th, 1999
McMINIS / AUTRY
I am looking for information or stories or any thing on the McMinis or Autry
family ... If any one that knew them, can tell me any tidbits any thing
at all about them. Schools, work, farming, and even if its bad, I would
greatly appericate it. I am the grand daughter of John Lester and Minnie Mae
Autry-McMinis ... I would appericate it very much.
Posted December 18th, 1998
CURRIE / CAMPBELL
Were Archibald I. Currie Sr.(abt.1778-1849) and wife Margaret
(1784-1882) of Hoke Co., NC, the parents of Mary Currie (1807 - abt.1892)?
Mary married John C. Campbell in 1839 in Hoke Co. The family attended
Antioch Presbyterian Church. Thanks.
Posted November 21st, 1998
CALHOUN / HENDERSON
My name is Patrick CALHOUN, a lost member of the Hoke/Cumberland County
Calhoun's. I am interested in any clues on Robert CALHOUN my great grandfather born
around 1873 in Rockfish Town and my great grandmother Hattie HENDERSON Calhoun
from the same place? I know they lived out their latter years over in Hope
Mills, but I believe they are from Hoke County. I realize Cumberland County once
claimed all the neighboring counties and this makes things a bit harder to
find. I sure would appreciate any info! I will not stop looking and will
contribute any info I get to you. Thank You for you time.
Posted November 15th, 1998
CAMPBELL / McPHATTER
I am trying to find the parents of George W. (1822 - 1879) and Mary Ann MCPHATTER
(1824 - 1887), who lived in the Raeford/Antioch area of what is now Hoke
Co., NC. I do not know Mary Ann's maiden name. They married about 1845
and had about eight children, including Christian McLean MCPHATTER (1855
- 1925) who married James CAMPBELL. The MCPHATTERS were both NC natives
who lived in Richmond Co. (which then included Scotland Co.) before
moving to Robeson Co. (the part that is now Hoke Co.). Thanks for your
help! Tim Hartis 1420 Springsteen Road,
Rock Hill, SC 29730.
Posted November 5th, 1998
I am looking for any information that may be available for a William HOKE
who was born in the early 1800's in what is now Hoke County. The
information I have is that he was born in an area known as Dutch Fork,
married a lady by the name of Mary Elizabeth CLARK, and had a son by
the name of James William HOKE. James William was born in 1832, and the
family moved to Texas in 1848. Any information that is known pertaining
to this family would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Jon Thompson
P.O. Box 172 Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Posted October 11th, 1998
I am Henry McKoy and I am looking for ancestors who are parents and
grandparents of Harvey McKoy Senior who lived in Hoke County most of his life.
He died in Scotland County in the late 80's. He was married to Hattie Shaw
Mckoy and they still have land in the Lillies Chapel area of Hoke County.
Any help would be appreciated. I am attempting to go back as far as I can.
Posted July 28th, 1998
PAUL / MOORE / VON CANNON
Zack Paul married Bessie Pearlie Moore. Bessie's mother was Sarah VonCannon.
Looking for that line. Sender
Posted July 14th, 1998
Does anyone have a list of t.b. patients of the Hoke County hospital. My
grandfather died there in 1924. His name was JOHN HENRY MOORE. He was
born in N.C. in 1883.
Posted June 24th, 1998
I am looking for information on the KINLAWS of Hoke
County. I believe they migrated from Robeson County.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Posted May 24th, 1998
Because of my great grandfather McLeod's interest in
geneology and history in general he contributed columns
to the Hoke County Journal regarding the history of the area.
I have some of them that I found in an old scrap book.
The ones I have are so interesting that it has led me
to speculate about there being many more than the ones
that he somehow procured for the scrapbook. Does the
Hoke County Journal exist? If not, is there a successor newpaper? Is there a
newspaper morgue that would include old newspapers
from the 19th century by any other names.
Because Hoke County didn't exist when my McLeod family lived
there I assume some of what I need, maybe all of what I need,
would be in Fayetteville in a library perhaps or in a
newspaper morgue. Any direction you can provide on
this front would be very welcome indeed.
Please contact: Dr. James A. McLeod
Posted February 6th, 1998
Seeking any ancestral information on Joseph or Joshua Hicks
who lived in Hoke or Robeson County for unknown period before moving
to Stokes County sometime before 1818. Thank
You! Please contact: Jerry Hicks
Posted January 31st, 1998
DAVIS / BURKETT
Looking for information on Emma Jane Davis b. May 12, 1872, Robeson Co., NC;
d. July 21, 1929, Hoke Co., NC; m. John Bunyan Burkett of Marion Co., S.C.;
Emma Jane's parents John L. Davis and Martha Willoughby. Emma Jane and John
Bunyan Burkett had several children: Emma Jane b. 1896; Cora b. Abt. 1900;
Mattie Perrie b. Abt 1903; Johnsie b. April 4,1912; Dixie b. Abt. 1913; John
Arch b. Aug 17, 1916.
I am looking for any and all information, the slightest lead.
Please contact: Suzann Burkhead-Bray
Posted January 28th, 1998
DAVIS / BURKETT
I am looking for information on John Bunyon Burkett m. Emma Jane Davis. I
believe he was a migrant farmer (ca. 1930's) . According to family history
several children were born to the couple in Hoke Co.
Please contact: Suzann Burkhead-Bray
Posted November 1st, 1997
LINDSAY / QUICK
I am looking for information about the families of my
grandparents john edwin LINDSAY and sarah QUICK/LINDSAY.
Any information on these people and their families would be greatly
Please contact: Ronald Lindsay
Posted October 12th, 1997
GRAVES / STREETY
We are looking for information on a Lorena King GRAVES d.
1989. She may be connected to the STREETY family of Bladen Co. NC.
Please contact: Allen Johannes
Posted October 2nd, 1997
SHAW / McNEILL
SHAW, Daniel Searching for Daniel SHAW (19 Jan 1784, NC - 14 Oct 1850,
Haywood, TN). He married 21 Jan 1824 in Cumberland County, NC Sarah
McNeill (4 Apr 1800 -18 Jan 1859). I can't find him in Cumberland Cty.
so am trying adjoining counties. Please contact: Carlton Currie
Posted October 2nd, 1997
BIGGS / GLOVER / HILLIARD
Looking for descendants of WILLIAM BIGGS and his wives CATHERINE GLOVER
and ELIZA HILLIARD. They lived in Antioch and possibly Rockfish from
about 1844 to 1870 when WILLIAM BIGGS died. Searching for grave and
Please contact: Fletcher Biggs
Posted October 2nd, 1997
ROBESON / MCNEILL
ROBESON, Louisa/Louvisa Searching for Louvisa ROBESON (abt 1781-
1830/1839) who married in 1798 John McNEILL (1776-aft 1800). John
McNEILL was from Cumberland County, NC so she had to be from the vicinity
and I suspect she is related to Col. Thos. Robeson for whom Robeson
County is named. Please contact: Carlton Currie
Posted October 2nd, 1997
HAMMOND / HUNT / LOWERY / LOWRIE / LOCKLEY
I am researching my mother's family. Her father was Jasper HAMMOND(S) of
Robeson County and her mother was Anna Jane LOWERY. Lowery is spelled
several ways through the years. She was a g-g-niece of Henry Berry LOWRIE,
the Lumbee Indian Robin Hood. Jasper and Anna had 5 children who are all
deceased. Jasper died between 1919-1921 and Anna married Benson Lockley.
They lived in Fairmont NC. I do not know where Jasper is buried, but Anna
is in the little cemetery in Raynam and Benson is in Lumbee Gardens in
Pembroke. Would appreciate any and all help on the Hammond, Lowery, and
Lockley lines. Thanks. Please contact: Lynn Jacobs Strickland
Posted August 27th, 1997
I am researching the family of William HOBSON (b.1813)
who lived in the Wayne Co., N.C. area around 1850.
I am descended through his son Lewis HOBSON (1838
-1923) who moved into Cumberland Co., N.C. and eventually
died in the Raeford area of Hoke Co., N.C. which had previously
been part of Cumberland Co., N.C. I would really
like to learn more about the HOBSON family. It is
kind of a lost family line in which my family lost
contact and I know little about them. I have
some information I have have researched which I will
be glad to share. I would really appreciate
any help I could get.
Elvin Perkins, Jr. Posted
August 14th, 1997
HAMMOND / HUNT / LOWERY / LOWRIE
I am looking for any help researching the HAMMOND family.
My mother was Mary Wells Hammond, born 1921 in Fairmont, N. C.
Her father was Jasper Hammond and her mother was Anna Jane
LOWERY. Jasper's father was Irvin Hammond and I don't have
his mother's name. Anna Jane's father was Walter Bridges Lowery
and her mother was Mary Lowery HUNT. Mary lived in Henry Berry
Lowrie's house. He is my uncle. Please contact me with any
information you may have. I may have the Lowery name spelled
wrong because I have seen it several different ways.
Please contact: Lynn Jacobs Strickland
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