Queries 2008-2009

March 2009

  • How do I find out exactly where a property is located that was originally received as a Land Grant in Onslow County, NC? For example: In the book “Commonwealth of Onslow: a History” by Joseph Parsons Brown, I find that a Land Grant located in Haws Branch was given to George Shepard in 1764. How can I find where the property is located in Haws Branch, and how can I determine to whom the land was sold and bought through the years to the present? I believe this would help me confirm the names and locations of some of my ancestors. – James Shepard

November 2008

  • My mother was born in Onslow county and I have begun searching my roots for various families that live or have lived in the Onslow county area. Is there someway or someone you can put me in contact with to search the following families.  Justice- Have searched back to John C. M. Justice (b. 1815) and married Jakey Wilkins.  Screws/Crews -Have searched back to Benjamin Screws(d. bef 1790) and Will Patten who married Sally Williams on Aug 1, 1886.  Any direction you can give would be most appreciated. — Doug Large

August 2008

  • I am currently trying to do some research on my Davis family lineage who were part of the Welsh Tract immigrants from Philadelphia, PA/Delaware (Pencader One Hundred Church).  I am trying to find the burial site and record of Aaron Davis, Sr.  (my g, g, g – grandfather who was born in 1774 {Duplin Co., I think} & died in 1826 in Onslow Co. – He left a will; we have a copy of this). He married Rebecca Marshburn around 1799 or 1800.  1. Would a death record list who his parents were?  2. What would be the best resource in Onslow Co. (& location) to look for burial information in the year 1826?  3.Could this burial site still be listed for New Hanover Co. considering this early date of 1826?  The best information I have regarding his property is from two land grants (1807 & 1819) which state that the granted land was located along the east side of the Back Swamp.  4.If one was looking for estate records for the time period (1774 – 1826; life span of Aaron Davis, Sr.) – where would you look? Would the records be in the New Hanover Co. deeds – I’m guessing that Onslow was incorporated as a county at a later date. — Betty Ashler

June 2008

  • Just discovered Felix Parker and Lota Green were married January 1 1797 in Onslow Co. NC. I would like to see if they are buried in Onslow Co. Any help would be appreciated. — Mona
  • I am a decendent of Bright and Rachel, after marrying they left NC and settled Hardeman Co. TN. John, my great grandfather later moved to Franklin Co. Illinois. Where I was born. John married Martha Jane Rose and they had 3 surviving children Alvadus, John Jr. and Nancy Jane.   They were all born and died in Franklin Co Illinois. I am searching for information on Bright Davis’ parents and siblings before he left Onslow Co NC. — Alvus Bradley McPherson

May 2008

  • I am doing some research for my current employer, her full name is – Julius Frances Abernathy Huitt, who requested that I try to find a Judge Warlick who use to be a judge in Jacksonville, NC. She currently lives in Hawaii. His first name is Alex, Judge Alex Warlick. He would have been Frances Huitt’s cousin and about five years younger than her if he is still living. She is currently 82 years of age. Judge Alex Warlick also had a brother George that was also a lawyer in Jacksonville, NC. — Katherine Leisure

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  1. Debra Williams says:

    I am looking for any info. on my ggggggrandfather Moses Ichabod Cox, a son of Charles Ichabod Cox and Rebecca—?. He was born in Onslow ,NC on 1756 and married Martha Patsy Avant of Duplin,NC. He was a private/scout in the Revolutionary War and relocated to Washington Co. FL. He had several bros. and sis. including brother Aaron Cox. Thank you.

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