Gates County Surnames Being Researched


Time Frame


BAKER 1700’s to 1800’s Karen Baker
BAKER   Cathy Roberts
BLANCHARD   Cathy Porter Brown
BLANCHARD   Cathy Roberts
BROOKS   Lavona Shoemaker
BROWN   Cathy Porter Brown
BRYUM   Cathy Porter Brown
CHAPEL   Cathy Roberts
EURE   Patsy Ray
FAIRLESS   Cathy Roberts
HOBBS   Cathy Porter Brown
HUDGINS   Cathy Porter Brown
HUNTER   Roy Hunter
HURDLE 1700’s to Present Mary Ann H. Kerr
JONES   Cathy Roberts
KING   Henry King
LANG   Joe Lang
LEE   Henry King
LEIGH   Patsy Ray
LEWIS   Kay Gunn
PARKER   Ed Wells
POLSON   Cathy Roberts
POWELL   Patsy Ray
RIDDICK   Cathy Roberts
SIMONS   Cathy Roberts
WILLIAMS   Patsy Ray

Vietnam War Casualties – Gates Co., NC

Contributed by Jo Branch – March 27, 2011

Name Service / Rate Rank Birthdate Home City Incident or Death Date Remains Recovered
BOONE, Randolph Ernell ARMY SP4 16 Nov 1947 Roduco 31 Jan 1968 Y
BUNCH, Ivor Ecarol ARMY PFC 14 May 1945 Hobbsville 26 Jun 1966 Y
PARKER Lewis Jeffery MARINE CORPS CPL 21 Jun 1946 Unk 13 Jan 1968 Y
RICE Frank Latimer Jr. ARMY 1st LT 20 Apr 1945 Sunbury 02 May 1970 Y

Jesse & John Porter – Civil War Veterans

Originally published under My Two Ancestors That Fought in the Civil War by S.J. Porter1
Contributed by Jo Branch

Jesse Porter was born on the 4 of July 1840 in Gates County, North Carolina [see Porter Bible]. Now Jesse Porter had a wife named Margaret Evira Mathias . They had fourteen children.  Jesse died in 1909.  Their oldest son’s name was John Benjamin Porter. He was born 28 Feb 1869 in Corapeake, Gates County, NC. John died on 29 Apr 1923 and was buried in Jackson,  Clarke County, Alabama. They were my great-grandparents.  Jesse’s parents were James [born ca 1817 – VA] and Martha Benet Knight Porter. They had 3 sons and 2 daughters.  Jesse Porter served with the 33rd North Carolina State Troops Company D (North Carolina Troops 1861-1865: A Roster, compiled by Weymouth T. Jordan, Jr.)  This company was raised in Gates County and enlisted there in August 1861. It was mustered into state service at Raleigh on December 14, 1861 and was assigned to the 33rd Regiment NC Troops as Company H. When the regiment was transferred to Confederate service on January 9, 1862, the company was designated Company E. The company functioned thereafter as a part of the 33rd Regiment, and its history for the remainder of the war is reported as a part of the regimental history.

A special ceremony was held by the SCV2 near Corapeake, N.C. August 8, 1998 to honor Jesse Porter and his brother, John.  [see also the Dixie Invincibles Monument at Middletown, Hyde Co., NC


Footsnote #1 – Article written at age 10 by S. J. Porter and originally published in Legends and Legacies of Winn Parish, Louisiana, Vol. 3, No. 4, January 2000.
Footnote #2 – A special thank you to Seth David Latham [see obituary], Adjutant and past commander of Belhaven’s Camp 1695, for the use of the Porter information from his website and cousin Mary Looney for use of the photographs taken that day.

Permission was granted exclusively to S. J. Porter and B. J. Branch for the use of information and photographs provided by Seth Latham and Mary Looney.

A copy of this file may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use and/or uploading to another site is in direct violation of copyright laws.

PARKER, Josiah to James BAKER (1799)

Josiah Parker to James Baker 
Contributed by Jim Sizemore

Feb. 15, 1799

Gates Co., NC Deed Book 5; pg. 28
This Indenture made this 15th day of February in the Year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety nine between Josiah PARKER of the County of Gates in the State of North Carolina of the One part and James BAKER of the County and State Aforesaid of the other, Witnesseth that the said Josiah PARKER for and in Consideration of the Sum of Four Hundred and Fifty five Spanish Milled Dollars to him in hand paid by him the said James BAKER the Receipt whereof he the said Josiah PARKER doth hereby Acknowledge and himself thereunto fully Satisfyd. Contented and paid have bargain’d Sold make over Allien and forever Confirm unto him the said James BAKER and to his Heirs and Assigns forever One Certain plantation and Tract of Land Situate lying and being in the County of Gates aforesaid Begining at the Mouth of the Crooked Branch where it Issueth out of Bennets Creek pocoson thence up the Various Courses of said Branch to a pine Seth ROUNTREEs Corner thence by a Line of Markd. Trees A Northeasterly Course to a Corner pine on the side of the Horsepen Swamp thence down the side of said Swamp to a pine in George OUTLAWs line thence Binding on his said line a Southwesterly Course to the head of A Branch Thence down the Branch its Several Windings to the aforesaid pocoson thence up the side of said pocoson and binding on the Same to the first Station Containing One hundred and forty Acres be the same (more or less) to have and to hold the above bargain’d and Convey’d premises with all and Singular the Wrights [sic] priviledges and hereditamments [sic] unto the Same belonging or in any wise Appertaining thereto to him the said James BAKER and to his Heirs and Assigns in fee Simple I the said Josiah PARKER as to my self my Heirs Executors Administrators shall and will Warrant the above Conveyed premises In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & fixt my Seal this day and date above Mentioned.
/s/  Josiah [his x mark] Parker

Sign’d Sealed & Deliver’d before us }

State of NoCarolina} ss May County Court of Pleas &C 1799
Gates County}
The within Deed was in open Court duly proved by the Oath of Patrick HEGERTY one of the Subscribing Witnesses thereto and was ordered to be Registered

Test:  Law BAKER CC

PARKER, Josiah & Omy to James PARKER (1794)

Josiah & Omy Parker to James Parker  
Contributed by Raymond Parker Fouts

Feb 15, 1794

Gates Co., NC Deed Book 3; pgs. 119-120
This Indenture made this fifteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hundred and ninety four Between Josiah PARKER & Omy his Wife of the County of Gates in the Province of North Carolina of the One part & James PARKER of the Said County of the Other Part Witnesseth that the Sd. Josiah PARKER & Omy his Wife for & in Consideration of the sum of Twenty five pound Currency of North Carolina allready in hand paid them by the Sd. James PARKER the Receipt of which the Sum [sic] the Said Josiah PARKER & Omy his Wife doth hereby Acknowledge themselve [sic] there of fully Satisfied hath Bargained and Sold Aliend & Enforsed and confirmed and by these Presents doth bargain and Sell alien Enforsed and for ever Confirm Unto the Said James PARKER his Heirs or assigns for ever A Certain Tract or? Parcel of Land Lying & being Situate in the County of Gates the province of North Carolina on the South Side of MILLS’s Swamp Begining at a Live Oak being a Corner tree on James RIDDICK’s Line and so Runing along the Sd RIDDICK’s Line untill it comes on SHEPHARDs Line & so runing along the Said SHEPHERDs [sic] line untill it Comes to a Corner tree being a Red Oak a new line made by the Sd. Josiah & James PARKER and So runing along the new line down to the Swamp & So down the Swamp be the same more or Less thirty seven & a half acres more or Less with all Houses Orchards Gardens woods waters ways mines minerals & all Other Profits Commodities there to belonging or in anywise Appertaining With the Reversion and Reversions Remainder & Remanders [sic] unto Issues and profits there of and of Every part and parsel thereof to have and to hold the sd. Bargained Premises unto the Sd. James PARKER his Heirs & assigns for ever fully and Clearly acquited and discharged of and from all former Gifts Dowers jointers & of & from all Manner of incomberances whatsoever and the Sd. Josiah PARKER Oma his Wife doth Quit claim and to the Sd. Land and Premises Unto the Sd. James PARKER his Heirs & assigns for ever & the Sd. Josiah PARKER and Omy his Wife Doth Each of them their Heirs Executors Administrators & assigns will warrent & forever defend against the Lawfull Claim of all and every Other Person and Persons whatever In Witness whereof the Sd. Josiah PARKER and Omy his Wife here unto Set their hands & seals the day and year first above Written. Signed Sealed & Delivered in the presents of Christopher GAYLE Robt. PARKER Samuel SMITH.
/s/ Josiah [his x mark] Parker

State of North Carolina}
Gates County } ss February Term 1794
The within Deed was in open Court acknowledged in due form of Law and on Motion was Ordered to be Registered.
Test Law BAKER C C