Martin County, NCGenWeb

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Vitals from Sons of the American Revolution Applications

The Ancestry website contains a database of more than 145,000 applications for the Sons of the American Revolution approved between 1889 and 31 December 1970.

Applications require a pedigree and accompanying information to demonstrate a generation-by-generation link to a patriot ancestor. Genealogical information submitted may include references to Revolutionary War pension files, baptismal records, marriage records, cemetery records, census records, family Bible records, deeds, court records, documented family and local histories, and copies of applications to other lineage societies. Applications also typically include a short summary of the ancestor’s service. — Ancestry.com

The following list below is an extraction of vital record data of individuals in the database who have an association with Martin County.  The listing below provides the person’s name, their relationship to the applicant, details provided in the application, the SAR membership number, and the applicant’s name.  Each piece of information is separated by a dash.

The data represented here is only a portion of the full file.  If you see something of interest, access to the files requires a membership (free access is available through July 4, 2011) if you wish to view them on the Ancestry.com website.  Alternatively, you can contact the society directly for further information.  I can provide lookups but please limit your request to one individual.

 

Name
Relationship to Applicant
Born
Birth Location
Died
Death Location
SAR Application No.
Notes
Applicant Name
BIGGS, Henry EmersonSelf18 June 1862Martin CountyN/AN/A27089N/ABIGGS, Henry Emerson
BRYAN, Ann GreyGreat-Grandmother5 Dec 1786WilliamstonN/AN/A88274Wife to William Bryan HymanBORDELON, Irving M.
DUPREE, Mary PatienceGrandmother15 Dec 1879Martin CountyN/AN/A89790Wife to Thomas Levine OsborneOGLESBY, James Gorham
EVERETT, HenryGreat-Grandfather1792Martin CountyN/AN/A92088Husband to Elizabeth (Betsy) ManningJAMES, Roland Maximillian
EVERETT, James WalterSelf4-Jul-05RobersonvilleN/AN/A46625Son of Marcellus Everett and Lela KeelEVERETT, James Walter
EVERETT, Jane ElizabethGrandmother2 Sep 1838Martin CountyN/AN/A92088Wife to William Tillman KeelJAMES, Roland Maximillian
GAINOR, Anne4th Great-GrandmotherN/AMartin CountyN/AN/A78945N/AHARLEY Jr., George Foster
HARRELL, Samuel NewbernSelf13 Apr 1875HamiltonN/AN/A47090Son of Augustus Harrell and Harriet WhitehurstHARRELL, Samuel Newbern
HASSELL, AmariahGrandfather22 Aug 1810Williamston18 Jul 1895Manlo, Georgia99585N/AHASSELL, John Fleming
HODGES, MarinaGrandmother18 Jul 1856Beaufort County10 Apr 1880Robersonville83563Wife to Marcus Augustus RobersonELLSWORTH, Arthur Fleming
HOWELL, Elizabeth DorothyGreat-Grandmother24 may 1817Martin County26 Feb 1849De Soto County, Mississippi92100Wife to Reuben Staten ManningMANNING, Wilkins Reuben
HYMAN, William BryanGreat-Grandfather2 Oct 1779Cedar Landing21 Feb 1820Williamston88274Husband to Ann Grey BryanBORDELON, Irving M.
KEEL, William TillmanGrandfather11 Sep 1842Martin County27 Dec 1917Martin County92088Husband to Jane Elizabeth EverettJAMES, Roland Maximillian
MANNING, Elizabeth (Betsy)Great-Grandmother1802Martin CountyN/AMartin County92088Wife to Henry EverettJAMES, Roland Maximillian
MANNING,Marcom3rd Great-GrandfatherN/ANorfolk, VirginiaN/AMartin County92100Husband to KeziahMANNING, Wilkins Reuben
MANNING, Marcum3rd Great-Grandfatherprior to 1758N/A18 Oct 1792Martin County92088Husband to KeziahJAMES, Roland Maximillian
MANNING, Reuben2nd Great-Grandfathercirca 1776N/Acirca 1831Martin County92088Husband to Sarah WhitneyJAMES, Roland Maximillian
MANNING, Reuben2nd Great-Grandfathercirca 1789Martin CountyWill dated 16 Jul 1831Martin County92100Husband to Sarah WhitneyMANNING, Wilkins Reuben
MANNING, Vannoy HartrogGrandfather26 Jul 1839Martin County3 Nov 1892Branchville, Maryland92100N/AMANNING, Wilkins Reuben
PAGE, MarthaGreat-Grandmother25 Nov 1824Martin County22 Feb 1877Robersonville83563Wife to Henry Daniel Roberson. Married about 1848.ELLSWORTH, Arthur Fleming
PIERCE, PenlopeGreat-Grandmother1764Martin Countyabout 1785Martin County41262Wife to John PricePRICE, James Hardy
PRICE Sr., William4th Great-Grandfatherabout 1730Martin Countyabout 1785Hamilton47193N/APRICE, Frederick Singleton Lucas
PRICE Sr., William2nd Great-GrandfatherN/AMartin Countyabout 1800Martin County41262Husband to MarthaPRICE, James Hardy
PRICE, William PierceGrandfather1797Martin County1836Georgia41262Husband of Sarah WilliamsPRICE, James Hardy
ROBERSON, Henry DanileGreat-Grandfather10 Oct 1824Martin County14 Sep 1884Robersonville83563Husband to Martha PageELLSWORTH, Arthur Fleming
ROBERSON, LillianMother12 Feb 1878Martin CountyN/AN/A83563Wife to Arthur Franklin Ellsworth. Living in 1958 in Tacoma, WashingtonELLSWORTH, Arthur Fleming
ROBERSON, Marcus AugustusGrandfather27 Dec 1851Martin County15-May-01Martin County83563Husband to Marina HodgesELLSWORTH, Arthur Fleming
ROBERSON, William2nd Great-GrandfatherMay 1790Martin County11 May 1845Martin County83563Husband to Sarah Rebecca WynnELLSWORTH, Arthur Fleming
ROBERTSON, James HenryFather13 Nov 1884Williamston17-Jun-52Rocky Mount, North Carolina90982N/AROBERTONS, Haywood Lawrence
ROSS Jr., William4th Great-Grandfather9 Aug 1731Martin County25 Dec 1801Martin County65749Husband to Mary GriffinDIERKING, John Edward
SLADE, Ebenezer (Dr.)5th Great-Grandfatherabout 1714N/AMar 1788Martin County78945N/AHARLEY Jr., George Foster
SLADE, Jeremiah (General)3rd Great-Grandfather12 Aug 1775Martin County1824N/A78945N/AHARLEY Jr., George Foster
SLADE, Jeremiah (General)3rd Great-Grandfather12 Aug 1775Martin County1824N/A78945Husband to Janet BogHARLEY Jr., George Foster
SLADE, Thomas Bog2nd Great-Grandfather26 Jul 1800Martin County5 May 1882Columbus, Georgia78945Husband to Anne Jacqueline BlountHARLEY Jr., George Foster
SLADE, William (Lieutenant)4th Great-Grandfather7 Jan 1745N/AFeb 1791Martin County78945N/AHARLEY Jr., George Foster
SMALLWOOD, Portia BonnerGrandmother12 Sep 1853Washington, North Carolina20-Feb-25Williamston84275Wife to George Llewellyn Grimes WhitleyWHITLEY, Walter Jenkins
VAN PELT, Lavenia4th Great-Grandmotherabout 1737New YorkN/AMartin County83563Wife to Watkin William WynnELLSWORTH, Arthur Fleming
WARD, John James (Capt.)Grandfather9 Sep 18189Martin County29 Jul 1864Griffin, Georgia94973Husband to Ellen Tyler YoungREILLY, William Irving
WHITLEY, George Llewellyn GrimesGrandfather1 Apr 1842Williamston13-Nov-19Williamston84275Husband to Portia BonnerWHITLEY, Walter Jenkins
WILLIAMS, Mary2nd Great-Grandmotherabout 1739Martin Countyafter 1800N/A89790Wife to Samuel CherryOGLESBY, James Gorham
WYNN, Sarah Rebecca2nd Great-Grandmother31 Oct 1792Bertie County8 Oct 1872Martin County83563Wife to Wiliam RobersonELLSWORTH, Arthur Fleming
WYNN, Watkin William4th Great-Grandfatherabout 1733Bertie CountyN/AN/A83563Was living in Martin County in 1798. Husband to Lavenia Van Pelt.ELLSWORTH, Arthur Fleming

 

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Church Profile: Skewarkey Church

Skewarkey Church Skewarkey Baptist Church was founded around 1780 in Martin County. Originally a branch of Flat Swamp Church, Skewarkey Church constituted a separate congregation in 1787, with Martin Ross ordained as the first minister. Some of the church’s members were dismissed in 1791 to form a distinct church at Morattock, in Washington County, and other members left to join nearby established congregations. In 1803 thirty-four members of Skewarkey left to establish a church at Smithwick’s Creek and another twenty members formed a church at Tranters Creek.

The congregation remained stable for several years until, in 1827, about fifty members were dismissed to form a new church at Picot meetinghouse and still another twenty members founded a congregation at Bear Grass, also in Martin County. Thus Skewarkey Church became the parent church to many congregations in the vicinity, several of which aligned with the Primitive Baptist movement of the 1830s and shared fellowship in the Kehukee Association.

The present building, the church’s third, was constructed near Williamston in 1853. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. Elder Cushing Biggs Hassell served as pastor of Skewarkey Church from 1844 until his death in 1880. His son, Sylvester, assumed the pastoral duties in 1881. The younger Hassell also served Skewarkey until his death, in 1828. The Hassells’ association with Skewarkey Church and the Kehukee Primitive Baptist Asssociation is extensive and remarkable. Cushing Hassell wrote a history of the faith, which was revised and completed by Sylvester Hassell. The volume, History of the Church of God, From the Creation to A.D. 1885; Including Especially The History of the Kehukee Primitive Baptist Association, was published in 1886 and remains a fundamental resource.

 

Additional Resources

  • Cushing Biggs Hassell and Sylvester Hassell, History of the Church of God, From the Creation to A.D. 1885; Including Especially The History of the Kehukee Primitive Baptist Association (1886) [full text @ Google Books]
  • Paschal, George Washington. History of North Carolina Baptists. Raleigh: General board, North Carolina Baptist State convention, 1930. [Find @ a Library]
  • Abstracts of church minutes – available at the NCGenWeb Archives

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Dictionary of North Carolina Biography

According to an index created by the Olivia Raney Local History Library in Raleigh, NC, the following individuals of Martin County are included in the Dictionary of North Carolina Biography

  • Bryan, Henry H. (d. 1835)
  • Hassell, Cushing Biggs (1809-1880)
  • Hassell, Sylvester (1842-1928)
  • Martin, Joseph John (1833-1900)
  • Ross, James (1801-1878)
  • Ross, Reuben (1776-1860)
  • Roulhac, Joseph Blount Gregoire (1795-1856)
  • Spruill, Frank (Franklin) Shepherd (1862-1937)
  • Whittlesey, Sarah Johnson Cogswell (1824 -1896)
  • Wilson, James Lewis (ca. 1760 – 1802)
  • Yellowley, Edward Clement (1821 – 1885)
  • Cherry, Annie Moore (1891 – 1976)
  • Armstrong, Frank Alton, Jr. (1902 – 1969)
  • Everett, Reuben Oscar (1879-1971)
  • Chance, William Claudius, Sr. (1880-1970)
  • Biggs, Asa (1811-1878)

I’ve already started pages for a few of these on the Biographical Profiles page of the site. You can use WorldCat.org to find this book in a library near you.