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  • Larry McPherson on November 20, 2017 at 10:17 pm said:

    Larry McPherson…Nov. 20 2017 to a reply that my son Brian made on January.3,2015 google “generations” instead of john b sawyer the correct name is JOHN R. SAWYER.

  • Shelia spence on July 29, 2017 at 9:59 pm said:

    I am a descendent of MOSES SPENCE. HE WAS BORN AROUND 1821


  • Diane Clemmons on July 13, 2017 at 6:06 pm said:

    TARKINGTON I’m looking for the book written by Thalia Tarkington Jones entitled “Legends and Truths of the Tarkington Family”
    The author was once president of the Camden Co Historical Society.
    Need to find the parents of Matilda Tarkington who married Howell Peebles. She was born 1798.

  • vicki on April 2, 2017 at 5:48 pm said:

    I am looking for any info on ELIZABETH LEARY or WILLIAM KIGHT. They had 2 children I can find.. FLORENCE KIGHT [ she was my great-grandmother ] IREDELL KIGHT [ my great aunt ] They were both illegitimate FLORENCE KIGHT married ALFRED SAWYER

    • Alice on September 30, 2017 at 10:18 pm said:

      The N.C. Bastardy Bonds lists Iredell Leary Kight as born to Betty Kight, probably Elizabeth Kight. Usually bond is purported father, but no info other than Betty on this one. Note the 1870 Census has Elizabeth Kight, age 33, Missouri Kight, age 5 and Florence Kight age 2. Iredell Leary Kight is buried at West Lawn, Missouri Kight married Wilson Harrison 10/16/1879 then seems to disappear, Florence married Alfred, and Iredell remained single. Elizabeth Kight was born 4/29/1937 and died 1/8/1901- buried in Alder Branch Cemetery. The 1870 Census had her living next to Thomas Kight, age 31 (possible brother?) while the 1850 Census had her living near Susan Kight, born 1830 but probably 1820 (mother?).

      • Julia Somers on October 22, 2017 at 4:13 pm said:

        Susan Kight was actually Elizabeth Kight’s older sister (1834-1864/66). Susan (age 20) and Elizabeth (age 12) are on the 1850 census in the household of Jesse C Bell (age 36) with his 3 sons. Both Susan and Elizabeth were orphaned by 1850. Susan ended up marrying Jesse Bell in 1851.The girls’ father, Dempsey Kight died in 1845 and their mother, Elizabeth Susan Wright Kight died in 1848. These parents left 11 children, including 8 minor children ranging in age from 3 to 20. Nathaniel B. Perkins took in Caleb Kight, age 13, in the 1850 census. Abby Kight, age 17 and William Kight, age 15 were with their older married half brother Asa and his family on the 1850 census. I don’t know where Thomas (age 10), Zachariah,(age 9), Harrison (age 8) and Angelica (age 5) in 1850 were. I found William, Abby, Caleb, Asa, Susan and Angelica on the1860 census, but could not find Elizabeth.
        Then of course the Civil War hit in 1861 and the whole area of Camden and Pasquotank Counties was in a turmoil. Many of the men, who were mostly farmers, left to join the army, leaving the old, the young and the women behind. The battle of Elizabeth City left the town in shambles and the Union Army occupied the area and kept the town under marshal law. All of the locals were forced to sign a loyalty oath including the women and they had to register with the military command. I don’t think it was a good time to be a young unmarried woman in that area.
        The next time I find Elizabeth Kight is on the 1870 census, living in a house next to her brother Thomas ( a farmer), his wife Chloe Needham Kight and their 5 year old son. Elizabeth is head of household with a 5 year old daughter named Missouri Kight and a 2 year old daughter named Florence. No one else is listed in the household.
        What happened ??? is a good question, but one which no one seems to want to talk about. Elizabeth ended up with two more daughters of unknown fathers. Three of her 4 daughters married and one remained single. I never found her on another census. Elizabeth Kight died in 1901 and is buried in Alder Branch Cemetery along with her brother Caleb Wright Kight and his wife Aby. Her daughter Florence named one of her own daughters Elizabeth Kight in honor of her mother.
        Still looking for answers,

    • Julia Somers on October 7, 2017 at 8:17 pm said:

      Vicki, Florence Kight is my great-grandmother too . Her mother Elizabeth Leary had 4 daughters. The first, Missouri Kight was born abt.1862: father was listed as S.B. Gregory on her marriage certificate. There was a Samuel Benjamin Gregory in the county of the approximate age. The second child was Florence Kight, born 1779, father given on death certificate was William Kight. I believe he was William Dempsey Kight, b. 1833, son of Dempsey Kight. The third daughter was Claudie Kight, b. 1871, no father listed on her death certificate. The fourth daughter was Iredell Kight (our Great Aunt Dell). There was no father given on her death certificate either. I am currently trying to sort things out with cousins from the Theis family who have a lot of Kights in their family tree. in order to trace our family back along the Kight line. I will let you know what I find out. Judy

    • Julia Somers on October 10, 2017 at 12:22 pm said:

      Yesterday I found a Camden County, NC. marriage license dated Jan 6, 1886, for Florence Kight, age 17, and Alfred Sawyer which indicates Florence’s mother was Betsy Kight (living) and her father was Thos. James (deceased). The mother gave consent for the marriage. This seems to be in conflict with the information on Florence Kight Sawyer’s death certificate, which information was given by her daughter, Iredell Kight.

      I am inclined to believe the information on the marriage license because it was given within 17 years of Florence’s birth by Florence herself. This would indicate that Florence’s mother Betsy Kight was a Kight by birth. She was perhaps a daughter of Dempsey Kight and sister to William. ???? I have DNA matches at the 3rd to 4th cousin level with Kight which would support this.


  • Sherry (Forbes) Nawab on October 9, 2014 at 12:07 am said:

    PATRICK, Isaac and OVERTON, Mary

    All I have is a marriage bond from Camden courthouse for Oct 27, 1848 on Isaac.

    Levin Overton and Letitishi “Lovey” Keeter

    Children: (3)

    1. Ervin Overton b. 23 Jan 1831, d. 2 Sept 1911, md Olly Powers 22 Oct 1857

    Children: ( unknown to me if they had children)

    2. Mary Overton md Isaac Patrick 27 1848 ( I have the marriage bond from the Camden

    County, N.C. courthouse. This is the line I descend from)


    A. Margaret Patrick b. 27 Nov. 1853, South Mills, Camden, NC.

    had 2 illegitimate sons:

    a. William Riley Patrick

    b. William Lemuel Patrick ( Jack) md. Louise Stallings

    Margaret Patrick md Benoni Clifton Allen ( Uncle None {Known}) 3 Jan 1888 ( he was

    much younger than her. { Benoni”s parents: William Thosma Allen and Martha Ann

    Overton (how does she tie in?, Who are her parents?) }

    No children were born to Margaret and Benoni.

  • Kendra Baker McKeon on February 8, 2014 at 1:06 pm said:

    I am researching my great-great-great grandfather TULLY SAWYER. He was born in 1812 or 1815 in North Carolina. The first records I have for him are from 1840 in Southeast Arkansas, right on the Mississippi where he died. I do not know his parents names or where in North Carolina he comes from. I believe he had a sister named MARTHA SAWYER who would have been born in 1817 or 1820, also in North Carolina, that emigrated with him. I have found a will for a TULLE SAWYER from the late 1770’s that perhaps was his grandfather (TULLY/TULLE) doesn’t seem to be very common) that was from the northwest part of North Carolina that leaves a boat to his son JOHN. My ancestors oldest son is named JOHN T SAWYER, then he had a WILLIAM CC SAWYER, then a WILEY T SAWYER (if his sons’ names can be used as any hint to his father’s name). Otherwise, I have hit a dead end. I would really love to find out TULLY’s parents names so I can continue tracing my ancestry, but have not been able to find any concrete link between my ancestor and any of the SAWYERS in North Carolina.

    Any information you might have would be greatly appreciated. Of course, I am happy to share anything I have. I am currently checking passenger and customs lists to see if he emigrated to Arkansas via boat through the New Orleans port. He had considerable land holdings on the Mississippi just north of the Louisiana border, so I am hoping he might of arrived that way. So far, I have not found any boat that came directly from a North Carolina port. Do you have any knowledge of the maritime routes? Perhaps it was customary to stop in Cuba or along the Atlantic coast before making their way into the Gulf that would be listed as the departure port?

    Again, anything would be appreciated!

    Thank you!

    Kendra Baker McKeon

    • Brian McPherson on January 3, 2015 at 8:09 pm said:

      If you Google search “generations The Sawyer Family starting with John B Sawyer”, I think you’ll find all the names you are looking for.

  • Darleen F. Ricci on December 26, 2005 at 12:42 am said:

    I have been trying for twenty years to find the parents of Malachi Sawyer. I would really appreciate any help you could provide.

    Malachi was born 1804 -1810, Married Elvia Eason and lived in South Mills. Died 10 December 1884

    MALACHI and ELVIA had at least 7 children.

    ELVIA died about 1871.

    On January 3, 1874, MALACHI married for the second time to FANNY SAWYER JONES. His marriage license names THOMAS and NANCY SAWYER as his parents. This information however was given by ISAAC MEGGS, not MALACHI. ISAAC was the brother of MALACHI’S daughter in law LOVIE MEGGS SAWYER.

    I have searched wills, census reports and “Wanted Posters” without success. I have not been able to find a THOMAS and NANCY that fits the right time frame or make any connection to MALACHI! I have found MALACHI selling and buying land with a ZAIL (ZALE) SAWYER. ZAIL is listed in the census of 1790, 1820, 1830 and 1840. Died mid 1840’s. He lived near MALACHI and maybe an older brother or Father!?

  • Russell C. Etheridge III on June 10, 2002 at 12:28 am said:

    I have been trying to tie my 3g grandfather, REV. JEREMIAH ETHERIDGE, b.ca.1780-b/4 1843, to his father. Who, I believe, was THOMAS ETHERIDGE SR. of Camden Co., as shown on the 1790 census.

    JEREMIAH married SARAH/SALLY LURRY FORBES abt.1810-13. He and Sally sold a farm in Camden County in 1813 and moved to Currituck and on to Pasquotank by 1825. He was the pastor of the Elizabeth City First Baptist Church while in Pasquotank. This is where his trail grows cold and I can’t find his place or time of death.

    The following information was copied from the Currituck County website.

    November Term 1819

    29 Nov 1819
    Ordered that JEREMIAH ETHERIDGE be appointed guardian to JOHN BAXTER orphan of JOHN BAXTER Senr. Dec. Who entered into bond with WILLIAM WILSON

    November Term 1823

    Nov. 1823
    CARTWRIGHT BELL named as one of the Justices
    ISAAC BAXTER named paymaster for the militia who guards the jail
    JEREMIAH ETHERIDGE petitions the court to sell certain property belonging to JOSEPH BAXTER orphans. Ordered that the pray of the petition be granted.

    Please Email any information you have/find on this family. All data will then be added to this page.

    Thank You.

  • Alice Sawyer on October 10, 2000 at 12:27 am said:

    I am searching for the parents and spouse of MARTHA BRITE in Camden Co. as early as 1779 and as late as her death in 1825.

    In 1779, there is a Deed of Sale from WILLIAM TAYLOR to Elizabeth Old and witnesses were Anson Brite, MARTHA BRITE and Samuel Brite. It was registered in Camden Co., NC 10 Apr. 1779. Anson and Samuel are possibilities for her husband and we wonder if William might be a relative ot Martha.

    MARTHA had at least 2 children, John and Charity. She gave land to son, John in 1796. In her will, registered in 1825, she mentioned her
    daughter, Charity Williams and grandchildren, Fanny, William and Jane Williams. No husband for Martha was mentioned in either of those documents, so he was probably deceased before 1796.

    Next, in Camden Co. in 1838, Charity Williams gave land (a gift deed)
    to her daughter, Fanny Sawyer – “lands that Henry Brite bought of EVAN TAYLOR”. So here’s another Taylor connection and Henry as a possible husband for MARTHA.

    And finally, in Camden Co. in 1848, Fanny Sawyer sold land (same land?) to Anson Brite (same as 1779 or a later generation?) “her interest in ESDRAS TAYLOR land”. So still another TAYLOR connection.

    Does anyone know of TAYLOR wills, etc. that might shed more light on a
    BRITE/TAYLOR connection for MARTHA? Thanks for any help over this brick

  • Paul Tumlin on January 5, 1998 at 12:15 pm said:

    I am looking for SUSANNAH TUMLIN listed in the 1790 NC census for Camden as the head of household. Any data on her, her family, and what happened to her would be appreciated.

    My name is Paul Tumlin. My address is: 2085 Clairmeade ‘Valley Rd, Atlanta, GA 30329. My phone is 404-634-9767. My e-mail is cpdt69@aol.com.

  • Valerie Roper on December 27, 1997 at 12:42 pm said:

    Looking for ELIZABETH JANE MEWS born in Arnot, Tioga County, PA but beleived to be in Camden County end of 1800′s. she would be in her teens, early twenties. Any help great as research has been in stall for 3 years.
    Val in Berkshire UK

  • Alice Hughes on December 14, 1997 at 8:12 am said:

    FORBES, JAMES, came to Camden in 1701, with wife, ALICE, and children JAMES, THOMAS, JOHN, BAILEY, EDWARD and ELIZABETH. I am interested in comparing notes with anyone following this family. My line is through son, THOMAS, and his wife, ABIGAIL GUILFORD.

  • Linda Phillips on November 5, 1997 at 1:36 am said:

    I am looking for information on this family WILSON LURRY born about 1788 Married a LETISHA PRITCHARD they had the following children Mary, Elizabeth, Lucy, Harriet, Sarah, Thomas born 1821, Olive, Abner born 1832 . I found him in the 1830 census in Camden County. He sold his land in Camden county in the late 1820`s and early 1830`s. They moved to Shelby County Tn. in the late 1830`s. Thank you my email address is LindaMacP@worldnet.att.net

  • Lisa Mitchell on November 2, 1997 at 8:55 am said:


    BURGESS Searching for parents of DEMPSEY BURGESS, b c1812 in Camden Co. Married c1837 to Susan (?). Children: Simeon, b c1838; Elizabeth b c1839; Mary, b c1841; Noah Cartwright, b 23 Jan 1843; Lemuel C Burgess, b c1845. Dempsey, b c1848; Susan, b c1852; Gerome?, b c1855. Noah Cartwright Burgess married Henrietta Margaret Dailey, 21 May 1868 Camden Co. Lemuel C married Elizabeth (?- maybe Sanderlin?). Noah’s daughter Eleanor Lee (Ella) Burgess married Lemuel’s son Charles Sanderlin Burgess 1900. Any tidbits would be greatly appreciated. Please e-mail Lisa Mitchell at: BSlick7819@aol.com.

  • Katie Holland on September 26, 1997 at 5:22 pm said:


    WILLIAM HENRY EVANS b pre Nov 1849 in BERTIE CO., NC to parents: (MARY) POLLY PARSONS from Bertie or Camden and DANIEL EVANS of Bertie Co. W.H.E. moved to Norfolk, VA (US) marrying DOROTHY ANNE CULPEPER of Northwest, VA (now Chesapeake) the daughter of SUSAN DOZIER and STEPHEN CULPEPER.

  • Henrietta B. Ferree on September 18, 1997 at 8:18 pm said:


    I am seeking information on my ancestors, parents, etc. DEMPSEY SAWYER born March 1, 1796 in Pasquotank, NC and died in Williamson Co., TN Oct. 9, 1860. He married a COURTNEY KENNEDY born May 1, 1796 in Pasquotank, NC and died July 19, 1880 in Williamson Co., TN. Their son STERLING BROWN SAWYER married a MARTHA L. FOREHAND born May 1828 in Nashville, TN and died Nov. 14, 1901 in Austin, TX Her father MARTIN FOREHAND born 1799 in NC died 1853 in TX. I do not know who MARTIN FOREHAND’s father was nor DEMPSEY SAWYER’s but I do know both men knew each other in Davidson Co. TN in early 1800′s. Will be happy to share information. Henrietta B. Ferree.

  • Mary B. Wilson on September 18, 1997 at 3:29 pm said:


    JAMES SPENCE MCCOY born about 1830 in Camden County, died 3/31/1893 in South Mills, Camden, NC. His parents were JOHN GREGORY MCCOY and NANCY SPENCE. He married ANGELINE WHALEY (born about 1836 and died before 1889). Her parents were CHARLES CULPEPPER WHALEY and LYDIA WILLIAMS. Their other children were: Catherine, Sarah, Charlotte, Charles and Jesse. Angeline was also married to ELIJAH BRITE. With BRITE she had a daughter, CATHERINE and with MCCOY she had two daughters, MARY LANE and SARAH ANN. I am looking for more information about CATHERINE BRITE and and information on Angeline’s siblings or ancestors. Have extensive info on MARY LANE MCCOY (who married JOHN WESLEY SAWYER) and their descendants.

  • Cheramie Breaux on September 17, 1997 at 9:36 am said:

    I am looking for connections to HENRY PRESTON SAWYER b. 31 Dec 1877, who married ELIZABETH WILSON b. 15 Dec 1887, both born in South Mills, NC

  • Mary Bier Wilson on September 13, 1997 at 5:51 pm said:

    WILLIAMS/BEALS – LILLIE BELLE WILLIAMS born 5/26/01 in Camden County and died 1/2/31 in Norfolk, Va,, sister of CHARLIE B. (born about 1899) and SUSIE R. (born about 1895). LILLIE BELLE’s parents were MARY M. BEALS (also known as “Mamie”) born 12/20/1865 in Camden and died 5/20/40 in Petersburg, VA. and father was CORNELIUS B. WILLIAMS 3/25/1867-5/20/40. MARY BEALS’ parents were CALEB BEALS, Jr. born about 1837 in Camden County and CLAIRE Unknown born about 1846 somewhere in No. Carolina. I have extensive info about LILLIE BELLE’s descendants but need information about her parents and siblings. Will be happy to share any info.

  • Mary Bier Wilson on September 13, 1997 at 5:43 pm said:

    WILSON, WILLIS born 1842 in Camden County and died about Apr. 1896 and buried in Old Trap. Parents were LEVI WILSON and MARENDA BURGESS. He was married to MARY ANNE LIVERMAN of Tyrrell County (1-20-1860–10-31-28). Her parents were TOM LIVERMAN and LIZZIE OVERTON of Tyrrell County. They had 8 children: Angerona, Nancy, Abner, Joseph, Elizabeth, Willis, Claude and Rufus. Need information on WILLIS and MARY ANNE’s parents and siblings. Also missing info on some of WILLIS and MARY ANNE’s children though I have a great deal of information on this family and would be willing to share. Any information greatly appreciated.

  • Joyce Acey on September 10, 1997 at 7:59 am said:

    FARRELL/FERRELL I’m looking for any info on LUKE FERRELL married to CAROLINE WISE in Camden co. They had a son JOHN LUKE FARRELL -1869 in Camden co. and he married MARGARET JANE COOPER. LUKE FERRELL had a sister named SALLY.

  • Randall Baker on September 1, 1997 at 10:11 pm said:

    I’m looking for info on the MORRISETTE family in Camden, N.C. They lived there in the mid to late 1700′s, but I do not have specific dates. JOSEPH MORRISETTE is the oldest one that I am certain of, born 1730. He was married to an ABIAH ROBERTS. Their son, JOHNATHON M. MORRISETTE was born in Camden, probably around 1770. If anyone has info on this family I would appreciate hearing from you. Thanks.

  • John Taylor on August 25, 1997 at 3:39 pm said:

    LEMUEL TAYLOR b. 1801 to RICHARD TAYLOR and PENELOPE COUNCILL, one of six children. LEMUEL is reported born either in Surrey or Martin and Edgecombe County. RICHARD and PENELOPE are reported married in 1785 in Elizabeth City. LEMUEL married ELIZABETH PHILLIPS and moved to Robeson County. Searching for confirmation that I have the correct parents for LEMUEL and more information about RICHARD and PENELOPE to include parents.

  • Dan Gregory on August 21, 1997 at 8:20 pm said:

    GREGORY, HENRY T. Born: Camden County NC est. dob 1825-1840 Son: HENRY L. Gregory, est DOB 1850-1860. Grandson: JOHN DOZIER GREGORY, est DOB 1865-1875. Great Grandson MONFRED MORRISETTE (sp?) “POPS“ GREGORY born 30 Nov 1894 All were from Camden County. JOHN DOZIER moved to VA after POPS was born and both died in VA beach. I am just guessing on the DOB for all but POPS. I would like to find out all the wives names for the men listed above and the parents of HENRY T. If you can, his grandparents, etc.

  • John McQuilliams on August 12, 1997 at 6:20 pm said:

    John McQuilliams Aug 12, 1997
    Hi We are seeking information on the surname MCWILLIAMS, (MCQUILLIAMS) ROBERT DAVID MCWILLIAMS known to have been in Mrcklenburg County, 1797. JAMES MCWILLIAMS, JOHN MCQUILION, ANDREW MCWILLIAMS. Any person with this surname prior to 1797 please advise. Would also like access to ship passenger manifest, period of 1750 thru 1780. THANKS

  • Cathy Niemeyer on August 7, 1997 at 9:51 am said:

    RICHARDSON I am looking for information on Joseph RICHARDSON born about 1754. He married MARY(Polly) HALSTEAD on Oct/Nov 1 1774 in Pasquotank Co. NC. I do not have a death date but found a mention that he was buried one mile from the river bridge. The only child I can find for him is lEMUEL B. RICHARDSON b. April 5, 1786 in Pasquotank Co. Lemuel had two wives, HANNAH CARTWRIGHT of Camden Co. and NANCY SCHRAFF. Lemuel B.’s children were SAMUEL HALSTEAD and ALBERT JOSEPH born in Wake Co. and others born in Warren Co. MS. Thanks for any help.

  • Jude Toups-Corley on August 4, 1997 at 9:17 pm said:

    Issac SAWYER born about 1825 – 1830 in Camden Co. NC. In the 1850 census he was living with W. RIGGS. Does Issac have any brothers or sisters? Who are his parents? I can’t find anything before 1850. In 1860 Issac appears again in the Louisiana census. Any help would be appreciated.

  • Waymon Griffin on July 20, 1997 at 4:14 pm said:

    Searching for info on and parents of my GGGGF JOHN GRIFFIN b abt 1735/40 in Camden Co., NC m MARTHA JONES b abt 1741. They were m on 04-27-1761. Their children were: SARAH GRIFFIN b abt 1762 (she m THOMAS BLOODWORTH), JOHN GRIFFIN II b abt 1763/64, DEMPSEY GRIFFIN b abt 1764/65, FRANCIS GRIFFIN b abt 1770 m DICY ROLLINS b abt 1775 NC (her father: William ROLLINS b? NC) d abt 1845 Monroe Co., AL, William GRIFFIN b abt 1771/72 NC, FREDRICH GRIFFIN b abt 1773 NC, and POLLY MACE GRIFFIN b abt 1774 NC.

  • Jack on July 13, 1997 at 8:27 pm said:

    Have the following Camden Co., NC family starting with my wife’s great grandmother
    William W BURFOOT b 20 Oct 1852 NC m Love Morse b 1852 on 21 Dec 1873 ( all dates from family bible)
    1. DORA A BURFOOT b 11 Feb 1876 Elizabeth City, Camden Co., NC d 19 Dec 1966 Norfolk, Norfolk Co., Va
    2.AMBROSE BURFOOT b 22 Sep 1883 Elizabeth City, NC
    3. MINNIE BURFOOT b Sep 1888 Elizabeth City, NC
    4. MILES BURFOOT b Oct 1891 Elizabeth City, NC
    5. JOHN DOZIER Burfoot b Mar 1894 Elizabeth City, NC

    That’s all I have so far. Any information you may have on this family will be welcome.

  • Gini Carter on June 5, 1997 at 12:38 pm said:

    Looking for info. on the following people: WARHAM EASLEY and his wife ANN WOODSON in Stokes County, NC JOHN BIGGS and his wife REBECCA MCCUNE in Camden Co., NC

  • Evelyn McCrory on May 29, 1997 at 8:54 am said:

    Looking for NATHANIEL HUGHES b.1792,d.1839 Camden Co.,NC Married: PHOEBE JONES b.1797,d.1815 Children: JEREMIAH J. b.1820 Camden Co,NC, d. 1867 Camden Co m. MARY A. PERKINS 1839 Camden Co; JONATHAN J. b.1822 m. JULIA after 1850; GIDEON MARSHALL b.May 10,1826 Camden Co.,d.1860 m. MARGARET L. Etheridge 1850 in Camden Co. NATHANIEL served in the War of 1812 from Camden Co. Have more on descendants I would be happy to share. Would like to find NATHANIELS’ parents and siblings. Same for PHOEBE. Would be more than happy with ANYTHING!

  • Pamela S. Hall on May 25, 1997 at 2:47 pm said:

    Looking for information on the EDNEY family in Camden and Pasquotank Co. Jonathan and his sister, Lovey, and her husband, SAMUEL JONES, all emigrated from England about 1812 and settled just north of Elizabeth City. Lovey died about 1820 and Samueldied in 1823, leaving 3 young boys behind. JONATHAN and his wife, ELIZABETH ? and their daughter, JANE C., took the orphaned boys and moved to Vigo Co., IN. I understand there were many EDNEYs already living in the Albermarle district, Camden and Pasquotank Co. Maybe some of these are related? One founded the town of Edneyville. They had land dealing with DAVIS and SPENCE families.

  • Gregory W. Williams on May 23, 1997 at 12:27 pm said:

    WILLIAM WILSON WHALEY was born c.1805 in Camden Co.MC and is believed to be the son of CHARLES WHALEY and AFFIAH ???. I need help in confirming the parents of WILLIAM WILSON WHALEY. WILLIAM WILSON WHALEY was married to ELIZABETH ???. She may have been a BRITE/BRIGHT or a HASTINGS. It is also possible that there were two ELIZABETHS. Help! I have collected a lot of WHALEY information and I would be happy to share. Thanks!

  • Kerry Bray on April 23, 1997 at 10:44 am said:

    Looking for information on my great-great-great grandparents SAMUEL B. BRAY and MARIAM PERKNS. They were married on Jan 6, 1839 in Camden Co. Any information on them or any other family member would be appreciated.

  • Gini Carter on April 20, 1997 at 8:59 am said:

    Looking for information JOHN BIGGS born 1727 in Wales, died 1778 in Camden Co., he married REBECCA MCCUNE in 1660, known children are: JOHN II b. 1768, ROBERT b. 1761, DAVIS b. March 8, 1763, IMORIAH b. 1766, and FRONAH b. 1770. Would like to hear from anyone researching this family.

  • Elaine Kantor on March 25, 1997 at 10:17 pm said:

    Trying to determine what happened to my great uncle ARGALUS VINCENT/VINSON Who was born in 1869 or 1870 in Greene Co. According to family lore , ARGALIUS was a wandering man, but either lived in or spent a lot of time in Elizabeth City. His brother NORFLEET VINCENT was my grandfather. Would appreciate any help and share information.

  • Gregory W. Williams on March 23, 1997 at 2:25 pm said:

    Searching for the parents of ADAM FORBES who was born c.1825 in Camden Co. NC, married CAROLINE WILLIAMS, daughter of DEMPSEY WILLIAMS, in 1849 in Camden Co. and died in Camden Co. c.1906. Thanks.

  • Jean Johnson on March 7, 1997 at 10:04 am said:

    Researching descendants of GEORGE SAWYER (b. 1824) and MARY WHITEHURST of South Mills, NC, BENJAMIN ISAAC WILSON, REBECCA ANNE HUBERT, REBECCA PINNER, and SAMUEL SAWYER (b. 1865, Camden County, NC) and MARY ELLA WILSON (b. 1869-1870, Pasquantank County). Also trying to find my mother’s missing uncle, GRANVILLE WOODROW “WOODY” SAWYER (born January 19, 1914, in Roper, NC) who lived for awhile in Washington, DC, with wife (Mildred?) and child ?. Thought to have joined the Army and been stationed at some time in Houston, TX. Family members searching for GRANVILLE for many years and were unhappy to have never found him. If anyone knows (or knew) GRANVILLE or his family (the only ones left to carry down the SAWYER name) or is researching my branch of the SAWYER family, please contact me. I’d like to re-unite the family. Thanks.

  • Susan Wilson on March 2, 1997 at 6:52 pm said:

    Need any information on DEMPSEY SIKES b. 24 March 1795 in NC and wife CHARLOTTE CHAMBERLAIN born 1801 NC. Son JOHN R. SIKES was born 8 March 1824 in Camden Co., NC. Family moved to Meigs Co, TN by 1839.

  • Kathy Marsh on February 26, 1997 at 4:08 pm said:

    Is anyone working on the FERRIL (FERRELL, etc.) family? They were on the 1840 Camden County census–several were named ISAAC or MALICHI FERRILL. I’m researching an ISAAC FERILL from eastern SC about the same time period and wondered if there is a family connection. Thank you.

  • Jordan on February 24, 1997 at 7:02 pm said:

    Searching for JORDAN, BARNES, BURGESS, BROWN, LEARY, JONES, HIGH, STONE and probably many others that I’m not aware of yet – Based in and around NC, VA, and who knows where else they will turn up!

  • Richard Remer on February 21, 1997 at 5:29 pm said:

    I am seeking any and all information on the GRICE family of shipwrights, founders of Elizabeth City and owners of a shipyard in Camden, circa 1780-1860. The family originated in Philadelphia, branched out to Portsmouth, Virginia (where they may also have owned a shipyard), then on to North Carolina. I am particularly interested in the shipyard – research to date has been fragmentary, and the museums and libraries contacted do not seem to know the GRICE family. Information on them may be in the Pasquotank Historical Society publications – can you assist me? Thanks! Rich Remer 35 University Mews Philadelphia Pa 19104-4756 (215)472-3425.

    • Elaine Marie Bell on February 9, 2015 at 2:50 pm said:

      I also am researching the GRICE Family and focus specifically on Charles GRICE (Birth 5 Apr 1763 in Southwark, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) and (Death 10 Sept 1833 in Pasquotank County, North Carolina) who married Mary GRANDY. Charles was one of the first merchants in Elizabeth City, NC. His father was Francis Elliot Grice and his mother was Mary Brockenborough. I have my tree on Ancestry.
      Elaine Bell.

  • Teresa Kelley on February 21, 1997 at 9:57 am said:

    HARRISON. Looking for information on ancestors of EDWARD GUILFORD HARRISON b. abt 1815 in Camden Co., NC, d. abt 1863 in Norfolk Co., VA, m. abt 1838 in Camden Co. to DEBORAH QUINCY FORBES b. abt 1806 d. aft 1870 in Norfolk Co., VA. Children of GUILFORD and DEBORAH were (1) JOSEPH MORGAN HARRISON b. 1843 Camden Co., d. 1912 Norfolk Co., VA, (2) BENJAMIN HARRISON, b. 1839 Camden Co., NC, d. 1865. Willing to share information with anyone having ties to this family.

  • Darleen F. Ricci on February 12, 1997 at 1:46 pm said:

    Seeking information About DAVID MEGGS, born ca 1805 in Camden County. Married MARY (POLLY) WILLIAMS. Childen: MARY 1833,JOSEPH 1836, WILLIAM 1841, JOSHUA 1843 ISAAC 1844, ANN 1845, CHLOE 1847, LYDIA 1849

  • Tom and Fran Sanderlin on January 27, 1997 at 7:48 am said:

    Would appreciate any information in SANDERLIN (SANDLIN, SANDLON, SANDLANDS, SANDILANDS, SANDERLING, etc…any of the various spellings) from the 1600s and 1700s. Also, would appreciate information on SIVILLS. Counties of interest: Camden, Dare, Currituck, Tyrell, Gates, Pasquotank, Hyde.

  • MILLER, JAMES MARTIN on January 22, 1997 at 5:04 pm said:

    I am trying to find information on my fathers side of the family. his name is Shelton EARL MILLER, born in Yeopim ? 11/22/1910 his fathers name was JOSEPH ISAAC MILLER, d 3/46 near Nixenton, NC who married LINA HARRIS, JOSEPH ISAAC MILLER’s father was TOM MILLER I have no futher information. All were from the North eastern area of NC. Any info sources would be appreciated. LINA HARRIS was the daughter of TOM HARRIS and CARRIE HARRELL I have the names of brother and sisters of the above.

  • Mary Bonsal on January 21, 1997 at 11:53 am said:

    RIGGS. Seeking information on the RIGGS families of early Camden, Edenton Dist. NC. ABNER RIGGS b 1770 NC went to Virginia in 1810. REUBEN RIGGS b. 1810 moved with wife THURSEY to Camden Co. Missouri in 1840.
    Mary Bonsal, P.O. Box 1029, Mabank, Tx 75147

  • Evelyn McCrory on January 19, 1997 at 3:37 pm said:

    Seeking information about NATHANIEL HUGHES b.abt.1792, married PHOEBE JONES in 1815. All children were born in Camden Co, NC NATHANIEL died there. He served in the War of 1812 from Camden Co. Need to find his parents and siblings. Have Camden Co, sources that I will be happy to share.

  • Sharon Fox on January 5, 1997 at 7:22 pm said:

    Searching for ancestors of MALACHI SAWYER b. ca 1810 Camden Co, NC married ELVIA EASON b. ca 1810 Camden, NC. Children: (1)*FANNY b. 1832 m. MALACHI POWERS, (2)OLIVE (Ollie) b. 1834, (3) SAMUEL b. 1839, (4) JOSEPH b. 1843, (5) JESSE b. 1849, (6) MALACHI, JR. b. 1855.

  • William Old on January 1, 1997 at 7:08 am said:

    Camden County, North Carolina Am searching for anyone with information on the OLD family in Camden County, NC. There are two distinct branches that lived in this area. Both are probably related to the Old family in Norfolk, VA.

  • Barbara Inman Beall on November 22, 1996 at 3:32 pm said:

    I am a direct descendant of the SPENCE family of Perquimans, Pasquotank and Camden Counties. My line of descent is directly from ALEXANDER SPENCE, who died in Pasquotank in 1735, his son JOSEPH, (who died in Pasquotank in 1783), JOSEPH’s son, WILLIAM SPENCE, who died in Pasquotank in 1785. WILLIAM married JUDE PERRY. I descend from his second son, ELISHA SPENCE (ca. 1776-ca.1840). I’m trying to find documentation for WILLIAM and JUDE’s marriage. I also believe that ELISHA was married three times. His first wife may have been a JORDON; his second wife (from whom I descend), was SUSANNA PERRY (at least records indicate this. Their first child was my ggg grandfather, SAMUEL PERRY SPENCE (1800-1867). SAMUEL was born in South Carolina (I believe York County, but am not sure). I think that WILLIAM fought in the American revolution and is the same WILLIAM SPENCE who received 640 acres in Davidson County, TN for 84 months of service in the war. When WILLIAM died in 1785, his eldest son, inherited his plantation. ELISHA relocated to Davidson County, where he married JANE BELL in 1810.

    Any information would be greatly appreciated.

  • Joseph P. Cannon on November 17, 1996 at 11:47 pm said:

    Camden County, NC I am trying to find info in Camden after being told that my roots are there. Father: MICHAEL J. CANNON Father’s father: MICHAEL J. CANNON Father’s mother: BESSIE TILLET, born in Shiloh Thank you for any info!!

  • Trude Powers on October 15, 1996 at 2:22 pm said:

    Searching for information about WILLIAM and CORDELA PRITCHARD. WILLIAM died in Camden Co. in 1855 and CORDELIA died between 1850 and 1855. Their children, ALICE, MATILDA CORDELIA and JAMES were placed with guardians. JAMES and ALICE were placed with JAMES H. CHAMBERLIN and MATILDA CORDELIA was placed with Dr. FRANCES MULLIN. A fourth sibling, SARAH, died before WILLIAM’S estate was settled. DAVID PRICHARD was named as administrator of the estate. We know nothing of this family and would appreciate any information. MATILDA CORDELIA was my ggmother.

  • Jim Griffin on October 12, 1996 at 11:18 am said:

    GRIFFIN – WILLIAM I am trying to trace WILLIAM GRIFFIN back to NC. He was born in June 1853 somewhere in NC. In 1882/1883 he married in MS Mary E. ?? b. Jun 1845. I do not know WILLIAM’s parents names nor the county from which they came.

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Jim Griffin

    • DANFORD WILLIAMS on September 18, 2016 at 6:04 pm said:

      Many Counties in NC – Many WILLIAM GRIFFIN many named MARY I am from the GRIFFIN family from NC Pasquotank County and Camden County there are many MARY GRIFFIN and WILLIAMS GRIFFIN in my family. I see you wrote this in 1996 – Ten years. Hope this helps – Pasquotank County NC had more free negroes blacks colored than all the county in North Carolina or maybe all the south WILLIAM was born in slavery but he could have been free check the 1860 1870 1880 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 in Pasquotank Camden and Camden county.

  • Roberta Hargett on October 6, 1996 at 9:22 am said:

    I am interested in finding the parents of my ggrandfather and ggrandmother. JOSEPH G. KIGHT b. 13 apr 1856 Camden C. NC d.11 Feb 1911 and BETTIE B MORGAN FROST KIGHT.b. 5 Feb 1868 Moyock, NC d. 14 May 1935. They were married in South Mills, Camden Co. N.C. 22 Dec 1889. BETTIE ANN’S mother SARAH MORGAN was b. 17 Mar 1847 Moyock, NC d. 15 Feb 1911. I hope to find some more info about my family. This is my first attempt to gather info on the internet and any info will be appreciated. Thank you. Roberta Kight Hargett

  • Stephen Gallup on September 24, 1996 at 8:41 am said:

    I am seeking any information on the origins of the GALLUP (or GALLOP) family in Camden County, NC. Originally the GALLOPS immigrated to New England in about 1630, but by the early 19th century many were living in eastern NC. Census records for 1850 and 1860 show JEREMIAH GALLOP married to PENELOPE with several children. An older will by PADRICK GALLOP names sons JEREMIAH and WILLIAM and wife MIRIAM.

  • Barbara Stanford on September 23, 1996 at 10:15 am said:

    I am looking for information on JOHN RATHBONE listed as Head of Family in the 1800 federal census of Buncombe Co.; also looking for information on ANDREW RATHOBONE and PENAL RATHBONE each listed as Heads of Families in the 1810 federal census of Buncombe Co. How were these RATHBONES related and where were they from? How were these RATHBONES related to another JOHN RATHBONE listed in the 1840,1850,1860,1870,and 1880 federal censuses of Haywood Co, NC? Any information will be greatly appreciated. Please e-mail me at stanford@pinn.net

  • Rick Anderson on September 20, 1996 at 7:46 pm said:

    JONES / LAMB I am looking for any information to connect my LEMUEL JONES (b. 1824 N.C.; m. SIDNEY H. LAMB) to LEMUEL JONES of Camden, N.C., son of Col. GRIFFITH JONES(ca 1692-1766). My LEMUEL JONES may be from Camden Co.because of the many LAMB families living near LEMUEL JONES in the 1840 census, and my LEMUEL JONES married SIDNEY LAMB (b. 1825 N.C.) There were no LAMBfamilies in Surry Co. in 1840 (where the other LEMUEL JONES lived) My LEMUEL JONES and SIDNEY H. LAMB moved to Tallahasse, FL (ca 1844). Any info/directions will be appreciated. Rick Anderson

  • Bill Woodard on September 11, 1996 at 6:47 am said:

    Seeking information on WOODARD, CHARLES/HENRY/WILLIAM. Listed in records of the Minute Court of Anson County,N.C. in July 1774,as orphan children of WILLIAM WOODARD. Ordered to be brought to court by SAMUEL SKIPPER. Records of court destroyed by fire and no other records have been found. HENRY WOODARD listed as serving in Rev. War, and receiving payment for services. SAMUEL SKIPPER awarded land grant on the PeeDee river (possibly in N. Carolina) for service in Rev. War. SKIPPER may have been guardian of the three sons of WILLIAM WOODARD,or even a relative. Charles WOODARD appears on 1790 Census as having been a resident of Kershaw district, S.C. would like any information on any of the four listed. CHARLES married REBECCA ? prior to 1790, place of marriage unknown.

    Any help appreciated. thanks Bill — billwood@tab.com

  • James H. Tucker on September 9, 1996 at 12:12 pm said:

    My Great Grandfather was living in Hot Sptings N.C. around the late 1890′s or 1900′s. His name is JAMES DAVID GUY SR., I understood that he had a farm or worked a farm and that he was a preacher in the Baptist church. He was from western N.C. Later he moved to Del Rio TN.

  • Helen Hackett Sposa on September 6, 1996 at 2:29 pm said:


  • Kevin Seymour on August 20, 1996 at 4:24 pm said:

    Seeking earliest records of SEYMOUR’s. I have a JOSEPH HARRISON SEYMOUR, but nothing before that. I have heard that three brothers arrived in that area once. Who were they. I’m from Lenoir County and go back to JOHN SEYMOUR 1860. I’m not even sure if there is a connection between the Lenoir Co./Camden. Also, could be Pasquotank or any of those.

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