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  • jAMES W ROSS on February 18, 2016 at 9:29 pm said:

    My ROSS ancestors migrated from Virginia to North Carolina then to South Carolina. South Carolina in 1784 GEORGE ROSS died in 1772 place unknown could have been North Carolina.
    ON the 1770 map their is the name ROSS, is their any information on this family? He is to the right of Dismal Swamp
    on anther 1730 map he is between the Pasgutank River and the north river. The map is hard to read so is the spelling. Family history says his widow NANCY ANN ROSS then married ISAAC MORGAN her maiden name was PEARSON Thank you for your time
    JAMES ROSS – Denver Colorado

  • Cory Gregory on November 26, 2015 at 11:49 am said:

    Looking for information on (CAPTAIN) ELISHA GREGORY born In 1753 in Pasquotank. He was a man of the sea and ended up marrying and living in Freetown, Massachussets at 20 years old. Rumor is he and brothers were transporting (rice) from Carolinas to New England and he fell in love and didn’t return to North Carolina.

  • Stella Sutherland on November 10, 2015 at 11:25 pm said:

    My 7x great grandfather RICHARD MILLER, a Quaker who died in 1719 age about 56 years, was married in London, England in 1689/90. In the entry for his marriage he is written down as “son of THO. MILLER of Pascotanck river in North Carolina” I live in Australia and have to rely on the internet and was wondering if the Quaker vital records for Pasquotank are available on line. Failing that, where can North Carolina Quaker records for this time period be found? I did notice in both your list for names in “Abstract of North Carolina wills” on page 248, for July 16, 1694 there is a THOMAS with four sons, WILLIAM, RICHARD, NATHANIEL and THOMAS. I had hoped there might be a connection to this family, because among the witnesses to “my” RICHARD’s marriage were WILLIAM, RICHARD and NATHANIEL MILLER. Could my Richard perhaps have been THOMAS Jnr.’s son?

  • William E. Fish on October 3, 2015 at 12:21 am said:

    Im looking for information on LELAND WILLIAM BUNDY SR. As far back as I can go I’m looking for a few reasons of interest, also I noticed a SCOTT HALL. I would like to know about EARL VIRGINIA HALL BUNDY LELANDS Wife. I’m Mr. and Mrs. Bundy’s grandson.

  • Dorothy Low Grimsley on May 19, 2015 at 8:50 pm said:

    Researching LOW (EMANUEL and son, JOHN)
    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

  • Karon Storment on March 16, 2015 at 12:34 pm said:

    I am looking for info on AMELIA SIMPSON b.1849 Elizabeth City, NC, or her father DAVID SIMPSON b. ?? NC. I have found no info on AMELIA’S mother/DAVID’S wife. Have found David Simpson’s who were African American, this DAVID & AMELIA would be white. Don’t have info on any other family members. AMELIA SIMPSON later (1867-1870) moved to Chicago & married WILLIAM ALCORN.
    Very earnest in my search & have tried many avenues.

    • Deborah on May 28, 2015 at 12:12 pm said:

      This is the info I located on Ancestry. NC Death Certicate 1909-1975. DAVID SIMPSON,age 92, race White, dob Jan, 26, 1835, birth place Paskquotank CO, NC. dod Mar,27,1927 in Elizabeth City. Wife LAVINA REID SIMPSON. Father JAMES SIMPSON, mother SALLIE DUNKIN. I think the spelling should be DUNCAN. Informant C L SIMPSON. Is this the correct family? I have info on AMELIA. Would you like it also?

  • Martin Milligan on February 10, 2015 at 10:46 pm said:

    Looking for history on the BRACKETTS. Marriage of DOROTHY LOUISE BRACKETT to a MAURICE FILMORE HOGGE, SR (1956), but working on DOROTHY BRACKETTS family, in I have learned of her family lines being in Asheville area. Father being CARL L BRACKETT

    • Susan C. Griffin on February 19, 2015 at 7:15 pm said:

      Hi Martin, Have you tried researching the Brackett family in the counties of Buncombe, Burke and Rutherford, etc?

  • Linda Proby Fairweather on October 22, 2014 at 3:31 pm said:

    Hello, I’m looking for information about my ancestors, WILLIAM PROBY married to SARAH HOWARD PROBY living in Passquotank in the early 1700s. Would like to know if he immigrated from England. Thanks for any help, Linda

    • Ruth Hernandez on February 21, 2016 at 5:51 pm said:

      I am looking for a possible connection between my 4th great grandfather, WILLIAM PROBY YOUNG (b. 1793 in North Carolina, later lived in Portsmouth Virginia and Washington,DC) and the PROBY and YOUNG families of Pasquotank in North Carolina. I have an unconfirmed source that says that a DAVID YOUNG married a SARAH PROBY. Were they possibly my 5th great grandparents? Thanks!

  • Linda (Noland) Layman on October 15, 2014 at 3:53 pm said:

    I am researching RHODES (several spelling), RAPER, ROWE, DUFFY, and WEEKS who lived in early Pasquotank and Persimmon Counties. My ancestor CORNELIUS RHODES was born in what is now Camden Co., about 1754; need to know his parents.

  • Chris Poyner on September 2, 2014 at 3:33 pm said:

    I’m seeking any records pertaining to HANCE (born about 1825) (sometimes spelled HANC, HANE, HANA, HANSE) POYNER (sometimes spelled POINER, POYNTER). He appears to be a Captain sailing out of Elizabeth City. He was married twice (MARY A. PERRY and MARINDA EVERETT) He only appears on the 1850 and 1860 census and appears to have passed between 1877-1880. I’m seeking information about his parents specifically. Any nugget of information would be greatly appreciated!

  • Kathleen Hunter on April 3, 2014 at 1:16 pm said:

    TWO ZACHARIAH JACKSONS’S – One died 1806 and one died 1801

    1. Looking for the parents of (or any info on) ZACHARIAH JACKSON, Pasquotank County. Will dated 1802; probated in 1806. Wife Miriam. I believe his son, MAXEY JACKSON, may be my ancestor.

    2. FYI: Years ago I sent off for the above ZACHARIAH JACKSON’S WILL and PROBATE records. After fishing through about 100 pages, I finally realized that ANOTHER ZACHARIAH JACKSON’S PROBATE records were mixed in. This ZACHARIAH JACKSON SEEMS TO HAVE Died without a will in 1801. His administrator was JOSEPH BANKS. It seems that this ZACHARIAH JACKSON was an administrator of JAMES JACKSON’s estate. WINIFRED JACKSON is mentioned in connection with JAMES JACKSON but the relationship is not stated. HEIRS OF ZACHARIAH JACKSON is constantly repeated but they are not named. Don’t know if these two Z. JACKSONS’ estate records are still mixed together on Family Search.org as I haven’t had time to check.
    I will work on an ABSTRACT for this Z. JACKSON (d 1801) but feel free to email me in the meantime if you have any questions re: this ZACHARIAH JACKSON or if you have any questions or info about ZACHARIAH JACKSON (d 1806). The will of ZJ who died in 1806 is already on this website.

  • Teresa Burnham Harris on February 24, 2014 at 8:54 am said:

    Looking for parents/siblings of a FREDERICK BURNHAM b abt 1780 in NC. He is in Duplin Co. later and abt 1808 moved with others to western Kentucky. Believe he may have married ELIZABETH STANLEY of Duplin Co. He may have been in Pasquotank earlier. Some believe FREDERICK is the son of a WILLIAM and ANN BURNHAM. Thanks!

  • Irene Barker on February 11, 2014 at 2:54 pm said:

    Hello. I’m searching my WOODLEY Ancestry. I have a ANDREW WOODLEY b 1717 married to ANN BARCLIFT b 1725 in Perquimans North Carolina. She was also married to a JAMES WOODLEY, WILLIAM WOODLEY and a MOSES STONE.The places I’m most interested in are Perquimans North Carolina and Pasquotank North Carolina During the time of the Revolutionary War. My main interest is the WOODLEY name.
    Irene Barker

  • Kathleen Hunter on January 22, 2014 at 7:46 pm said:

    Looking for information on the ZACHARIAH JACKSON whose will of 1802 is posted on this site. I am almost sure that the MAXEY JACKSON listed as his son is my ancestor, but I can’t find the “proof positive”. My Maxey died about 1844. (The Maxey/Maximillian son of ARTHUR JACKSON does not quite fit). Does anyone else descend from Zachariah or the RIGGS family or have information on either?


  • Everett Soots on December 22, 2013 at 5:04 pm said:

    Looking for any information on BLESSINGALE WOOD and ELIZABETH PAGE. Any help would be greatly appricated. Thank you for any help. BLESSINGDALE b 1802, ELIZABETH b 1895. Everett Soots

  • Mary Stokes on October 28, 2013 at 9:06 am said:

    There’s a possibility of a link between my SYLVESTER lineage and those living as slaves in the residence of SYMONS. I would appreciate any information about the SYLVESTER family. Because they were mulatto, it’s nearly impossible to find records about them.
    Thank you.

    • Rhonda Rush Keyes on October 6, 2015 at 6:42 pm said:

      I have been researching THOMAS SYLVESTER/JOANNA JOAN SYMONS SYLVESTER of Pasquotank County, N. C. THOMAS SYLVESTER is shown as a Free Man of Color (shown as Free Black in 1797 in an official petition “to manumitted JOAN, by owner, her husband, a free man of color named THOMAS SYLVESTER” and JOAN is shown as black.

      I have the mother of JOANNA JOAN SYMONS as being AMERETHA SYMONS (1750-1825) who was a “taxable slave” in the household of JEREMIAH SYMONS. I do not have a record of the father of JOANNA JOAN SYMONS.

      Details reveal they had a son, THOMAS H. SYLVESTER, born 1808 who married MARY MERRELL. All of this information is taken from census reports and marriage records. I have THOMAS H. AND MARY living in Giles County, TN. My linage is from this portion of the SYLVESTER family.

      Young THOMAS H. is where I have questions about what I’ve found. He is shown Free White in the 1840 Census.

      Did you find out any more about your part of the Sylvester family?

      • Mary Stokes on April 18, 2016 at 3:08 pm said:

        Rhonda, It’s exciting for me to see that you, too, are researching the Sylvester/Symons families. Thomas H. is my 4th great grandfather. I’m also delighted that you are a descendent from his wife Mary Merrell because it’s on my ‘to do list’ to track children from his marriage to Mary in hopes of learning more about him. My first question is when did he die, and where is his grave? Did he serve in the Civil War? As for his family history, it appears we both have the same information. Mine has come directly from courthouse records. I wrote a story entitled “We Were Black Before We Were White” which published just this month in the quarterly issue of CAROLINA TREES & BRANCHES – Family Research Society of Northeastern North Carolina, Inc. I would love to share & compare more information with you.
        If agreeable, contact me: mstokes27@msn.com

  • Diona Eaton-Goins on September 4, 2013 at 1:10 pm said:

    I am looking for the family of ELBERT and DELLA BARROW-SPRUILL. They were married in Pasquotank County sometime in the early 1900’s. I wanted to seee if I could locate DELLA BARROW-Spruill. Her mother married a WHITE and she had 3 half-brothers. I know of 1 brother (RICHARD WHITE). For ELBERT SPRUILL I know that his family may have moved to Pasquotank County from Caswell County, NC.

  • William Relfe on October 29, 2009 at 4:13 pm said:

    I am attempting to do some research on my linage and have traced things back to ENOCH RELFE, who was the Clerk of the Court in Pasquotank, NC. He was born 1750 and died in 1797. Family records suggest his grandfather was THOMAS RELFE, who once owned Enfield Farm (location of Culpeper’s Rebellion). However, I have been unable to confirm that and would be most grateful if you can offer any help in tracing our family history back beyond ENOCH RELFE.

    William Relfe

  • Sibyl Bundy on October 13, 2009 at 11:02 pm said:

    I am searching for information on JEHU JOHN BUNDY 1748-1798 of Pasquotank NC where he was disowned March 16, 1785. I have reason to believe he is the Father of THOMAS W. BUNDY. I would appreciate any information on him you may be able to send me.

    Email directly at: Sibyl Bundy

  • Scott Gregory on September 9, 2009 at 8:37 pm said:

    I am trying to trace my family tree. I have run into a dead end with my Great Great Great Grandfather, his name was ELIJAH HALL born 1804 in Pasquotank, North Carolina. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Email directly at: Scott Gregory

  • Patricia Wilson Norris on November 12, 2008 at 4:04 pm said:

    I am still looking for ISAAC BENJAMIN WILSON’S [c1833- D.6-1-1880 [parents ] ISAAC was married to REBECCA HUBBARD born abt 1846,dau of MARTIN HUBBARD and SARAH. SARAH was probably a SPENCE. Also who reared his son CHARLES MARTIN WILSON [8-28-1878-6-24-1968 ] This ISAAC WILSON has been extremely hard to trace. He lived in the Old Tray area when my grandfather JOHN WILLIAM WILSON was young.

    Patricia Wilson Norris

  • Shelly on May 29, 2008 at 5:16 pm said:

    A number of us have traced our family lines back to one ancestor, GOSHEN CLARK, in Pasquotank County. His birth or immigration date may be around 1768 and he is said to have come possibly from Goshen Scotland or England and have been a sailor along the eastern seaboard. He may have also had a brother named CORNELIUS. We have GOSHEN’s children, and have even found him in early censuses. Birth, death, marriage information, even a christian name would be wonderful. He seems to have been in or around Elizabeth City.


  • Bill Tuttle on November 27, 2007 at 6:09 am said:

    In an exchange with another TUTTLE researcher from NC, he told me there were TUTTLE families in the tidewater counties, Pasquotank, Jones etc, that favored the Benjamin name.

    Email directly at: Bill Tuttle

    • Donna Turner on November 5, 2014 at 12:44 pm said:

      Yes, I found a TUTTLE in Pasquotank County, NC, who was named WILLIAM BEN TUTTLE, born around 1800. He is a direct ancestor of mine.

      On ancestry.com, I found that my DNA matched with TUTTLE descendants from New Haven, CT.

      • Chip Tuttle on April 26, 2016 at 5:08 pm said:

        Donna, Are you still around? I am interested in any TUTTLE
        Families from NC, SC and GA. Have been to Edenton and Elizabeth City several times but could not find too much on any TUTTLES!
        Appreciate any help!

        Chip Tuttle

  • Bob Sikes on October 2, 2007 at 8:35 pm said:

    I am researching a JOHN SIKES/SYKES (born 1733-Died 1826).
    I am hunting any info that he may have moved to Bryan County, Ga.
    Before his death and had a son, Edward (born 1774 in Bladen, NC)

    Email directly at: Bob Sikes

    Posted October 2, 2007

  • Kim Sawyer on September 2, 2007 at 5:35 pm said:

    I am looking for information on GILBERT SAWYER born 1818 in NC he was married to MARIAM LEARY, I am searching for GILBERTS Parents names, If you would have any ideas, I would appreciate it. I have a death certificate of one of their children DEMPSEY MONROE SAWYER that lists his mothers maiden name as SPENCE, that would mean MARIAM wasnt his mother. Help these SAWYERS are tricky little suckers.

    Email directly at: Kim Sawyer

  • Bobby Davis on September 2, 2007 at 9:34 am said:

    I’m a decendent of DEVOTION DAVIS b.1727 parents THOMAS DAVIS b.Abt. 1686 & ANN PENDELTON b.abt 1689 Pasquotonk. THOMAS’ Father came from the Chowen Precinct THOMAS DAVIS b.abt 1656 wife BLU ? THOMAS and two brother listed on the Chowen Tax Records 1712. This is about all I know; a Doctor who had been studying the Natives of that region told me once, that since I had such a large forehead that I might be Lumbee. What do you know about this? I also remember my Father stored roots of all type in case of hard times they were very good.

    Email directly at: Bobby Davis

    • Louise Branch on November 29, 2007 at 7:53 pm said:

      Bobby, I have THOMAS DAVIS as living in Pasquotank County and being the son of SAMUEL DAVIS also of Pasquotank. The Lumbee Indians were not from Chowan County, they were from the Robeson County area, which is quite a ways from Chowan County.

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