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  • Warren Pearce on December 10, 2017 at 2:12 pm said:

    JAMES PEARCE moved from Rhode Island to the South Mills, Camden County, N.C. area in the early 1790s and married SARAH McBRIDE. I think they had at least these children: Poly b 1796, John b. 1800 – d. 1875, Ira b 1805 – d 1876, Samuel b. 1812 – d 1876, Jeremiah Simmons b. 1817 – d. 1869, and Elisha.

    I have extensive data on the R.I. PEARCE family as well as John, Samuel and Jeremiah who moved to Tennessee and Arkansas in a Family Tree Maker file that I can share.

    My problem is that I don’t have any documentation relating any of James’ children to him as their father. Do you have any data on his children, his death date, or his burial location.

    I’m also interested in any other PEARCE or McBRIDE data. I have a large file on Ancestry that I will gladly invite you to.


    Warren Pearce

  • Dennis Harris on November 9, 2017 at 1:05 pm said:

    I am researching and proving Rev War Patriots from my North East NC lines. I have documented 5 but have hit a dead end on one line. My Great Grandmother was ISABELLE MILLER. Her father was JAMES MILLER (b 1817) married to NANCY HARRIS. NANCY HARRIS’ mother was DORCAS CLARK (married to STOKLEY HARRIS). I dead end at JAMES MILLER and at DORCAS CLARK. If anyone has this MILLER or CLARK line and could help me, I would appreciate it. Thanks

  • Karen Saunders Pollard on October 10, 2017 at 7:23 am said:

    I am looking for any information on JOHN SANDERS (1710-1761) who had a son RICHARD SANDERS (1740-1779) who married a LOVEY PENDLETON and they had a son MILES SANDERS (1780-1860) all from Pasquotank County, North Carolina. Would greatly appreciate it. I have run into a wall on John.

  • Daphne P Fairbanks on October 8, 2017 at 2:33 pm said:

    I am looking for any information about ENOCH BANKS (?-1829) or his son JAMES BANKS (1815-1856) lived in Pasquotank County. JAMES is my 2nd great grandfather. I have only found Probate records for each of them, but need more to document that this JAMES BANKS of probate record, is the JAMES mentioned as son of ENOCH in his probate record. Looking for deeds, birth, marriage, and anything else. Thank you

  • Delbert Ray Draper on September 6, 2017 at 10:19 pm said:

    Looking for more information on WILLIAM DRAPER who was in Surry Co. VA and then to Pasquotank, NC before 1704.

  • Jim Pritchard on August 5, 2017 at 1:15 am said:

    I am researching PRITCHARD’S from Pasquotank. I have found multiple DNA relatives who have this woman in their trees:
    28 Jul 1707
    Pasquotank, North Carolina, USA
    Does anyone have any information on her parents and/or siblings?
    Thank you

    • Susan C. Griffin on August 16, 2017 at 10:25 pm said:

      MARY PRITCHARD (1707-1791) was the daughter of BENJAMIN PRITCHARD and his wife, SARAH CULPEPPER. SARAH was the daughter of JOHN CULPEPPER and his wife, SARA MAYO.

      • Linda (Noland) Layman on September 19, 2017 at 1:02 pm said:

        I just read this and haven’t stopped to look up my information. You might be able to read other letters I have put in the computer on this. My ancestor, CORNELIUS RHODES, had a daughter SUSAN who married ISAAC PRITCHARD, about 1815 or so. She had a sister KEZIAH who married JEREMIAH KING in 1827. A SION CULPEPPER, who bought something at the sale of CORNELIUS’ property in 1835, claimed to be the Uncle of the children of JEREMIAH KING. Another CULPEPPER states his daughter married JEREMIAH KING. Can’t find anything about him having been married twice. This is all very confusing. All these families are intertwined somehow. I might have more information on my books on your MARY, but what is the question?

        • Susan C. Griffin on September 22, 2017 at 11:57 pm said:

          Hi Linda, I don’t have any questions. I was replying to Jim Pritchard where he asked who Mary Pritchard’s parents were. 🙂

  • Alicia Jones on July 24, 2017 at 10:19 am said:

    I am looking for verification that the surname CORP/CORPE in a 1704 deed in the Pasquotank Co. NC deed book is in deed CORSEY/CASEY. 1716 deed abstract for THOS. PENDLETON to his da. ANNE and her husband WILLIAM CORPE with the same witness JOHN CORPE. In another compiled book of the relationships of people mentioned in these deeds the surname is spelled CARSEY. I believe this is an earlier generation of the CASEY/CASSE family in Pasquotank .
    Thanks for any help on the matter

  • Scott Davis on July 14, 2017 at 1:58 pm said:

    I am looking for information (parents, siblings, children) of my GGG Grandfather WILLIAM DAVIS KJ4Y-D1M who was born in Pasquotank Co around 1779 and married to MARGARET ANN POOL LWYF-STZ on 30 Jan 1810. There are many possible Davis candidates but so far I have been unable to find the next generation. Any help or any suggestions would be appreciated.

  • James D. Gray on June 29, 2017 at 9:12 pm said:

    Looking for MY GGGG Grandfather DELIVERANCE GRAY in Pasquotank NC Born about 1760 or 70s left with the KOENS and SPENCER and SAWYERS and in company with JOHN GRAY in 1787 moving to Tenn…..Looking for GRAY Family DELIVERANCE is Connected with in Pasquotank.
    My DNA test connects me with ANTHONY GRAY but DELIVERANCE not found in ANTHONY’S documents or JOHN GRAY’S documents.
    Who was ANTHONY GRAY’S Father? Any documents mentioning DELIVERANCE GRAY in NC? I would be eternally grateful for this is my Stone wall finding DELIVERANCE GRAY’S family. Thank you, Jim Gray

  • Wanda Crafton Stephenson on April 28, 2017 at 5:21 pm said:

    I’m searching for info for the family name FERRELL. I have a gggrandfather WILSON FERRELL, born 1819 in your county and I believe his father was WILLIS FERRELL 1792-1850.

    • Alicia Jones on June 16, 2017 at 6:56 pm said:

      Wanda I went through the Marriage Record book and the two deed books for Pasquotank, found several FERRELLS but no WILSON or WILLIS.

  • David Leatherwood on January 17, 2017 at 11:38 am said:

    I’m researching the BARCOCK/BARCO family of early Pasquotank Precinct, with a concentration on THOMAS BARCOCK (1643-1721). Would be interested in comparing notes with anyone sharing this research interest.

    • Alicia Jones on March 27, 2017 at 1:31 pm said:

      Source: Three Hundred Years Along the Pasquotank River : Map shows where THOS. BARECOCK’S aprox. residence was located. Index of this book shows: Lt. Baily Barco, Caleb Barco, Edmund Barco, G.C. Barco, Joseph Barco & Barco Island. Under BARECOCK: Thomas & Thomas Jr., & William.
      Pasquotank Co N.C. Records of Deeds 1700-1751 only has one Barco-John. Under BARECOCK: Jane,Thomas, & William. Barco’s Island .
      In the Pasquotank Deed Book for years 1750-1770 same names but new are: Ann, Anna, Costan, Peter.
      If you send specifics or want me to type this info and post, let me know. I volunteer when I have time to help others.
      No Connection to Surname

  • Gail Lane on October 17, 2016 at 2:55 pm said:

    I am searching for information about JANE TUTTLE, Widow who received a land grant from Lord Granville for 124 acres in Pasquotank Precinct on 2 June, 1727. Her last name was spelled TULLE. I want to know who she was married to and who were her children.

    • Alicia Jones on March 27, 2017 at 2:01 pm said:

      Look for a list of families transported in by JOHN UPTON. I will look through my files as well today, but a CORNELIUS & JANE TULLE, John & Mary Casey, Edw. Wharton & other Wharton family members were transported in on the same record. Believe there is refs. to CORNELIUS dying in 1710 but can’t recall that record, think it was a Will. Have to just dig it out. I came found it years ago in my CASEY Research efforts on John & Mary. Will post again if I find it but this will give you a place to start. Good luck!

    • Alicia Jones on March 27, 2017 at 4:44 pm said:

      1708 Warrant to JOHN UPTON for transporting CORNELIUS & JANE TULLE among others into Pasquotank Co. N.C. 1710 Abstract of Will for CORNELIUS TULLY. According to a deposition found in the Pasquotank Co. Deed Records JANE was 52″ or therebouts” years old in 1715. 1720 deed states she is a widow. By 1745/50 I believe she is dead. Deeds refer to TULLY’S corner or land she formerly possessed. I have not been able to find the source doc. in my paper files I have with me, but will continue to look online for the JOHN UPTON transport in 1708 and the 1710 will abstract.

      • Alicia Jones on July 21, 2017 at 2:47 am said:

        CORNELIUS TULLE Will is in Currituck Co. NC and dated 1708. The warrant was issued with the date 1712 to JOHN UPTON but since these warrants were years from the date of transport, registered, these folks were transported by no later than 1708 due to the death date of C.TULLE.

  • Nichole Johnson on September 21, 2016 at 9:13 pm said:

    I am searching for any information on ELIZABETH BAYSE 1787-1869 she marries CARVEL J. PRITCHARD, and later moved to Tennessee.

  • Ivy Partridge on August 29, 2016 at 11:39 pm said:

    I am looking for information on the TRUEBLOOD Family

  • Richard Englert Merrick on July 11, 2016 at 4:05 pm said:

    Looking for information on great grandfather, FRIEDRICH CHARLES ENGLERT, married FREDERIKE STAGER (Steger, Styer) Jan. 13, 1858 by E.M.Forbes, Episcopal rector of Christ Church. Cannot find any record of his coming to Elizabeth City, NC from Wurtemberg, Germany sometime before that. He was born September 27,1833, I was told he rented a room in the home of Frederike’s parents. Some time after the marriage the couple moved to Richmnd, VA. I need to find out what ship he sailed on and from where and when. Thank you

  • Robert Fox on July 2, 2016 at 9:39 pm said:

    Looking for information on JAMES FOX (1814- about 1870) born in Pasquotank, later moved to Arkansas with LAMB and MUSE families, also of Pasquotank. I believe his is the son of JOSEPH FOX JR (?-1859) of Pasquotank, but am looking for documentation.

  • Patricia Criswell on June 25, 2016 at 11:46 am said:

    Please help me find specific information on my ancestor, a French Huguenot, who immigrated to Pasquotank with his brother in the 1690s. Their names were FRANCOISE DE LA MAIRE (or FRANCIS DELAMARE/DELAMAR) and ISAAC DE LA MAIRE (or ISAAC DELAMARE/DELAMAR). The two brothers came to the Colonies by way of London after fleeing their home in Hames (now Hames-Boucre) France, 6 miles southwest of Calais, Pas du Nord. Greatly appreciate any further information once they arrived in the Pasquotank area!

    • Alicia Jones on March 27, 2017 at 5:09 pm said:

      Source:Old Albemarle Co. N.C. Book of Land Warrants & Surveys 1681-1706:#56 1694-ISSAC DELLAWARE has proved three rights whose names are upon Record & are hereunder written namely Isacc DELLAWARE, Francis DELLAWARE, Ephriam COATES, certified ye 20th of April Ano. DM 1694. P: Edw. Mayo Clk. Pascot. A Wart. Given 150 aces. #188 survey on 125 ac. for them Oct. 10th 1694. #206 details property details.According to next source: Three Hundred Years Along the Pasquotank River, FRANCIS DELAMARE is called a substantial settler and refs. is made in the refs that this Pasquotank family land may have ended up in Camden Co. records, so check there also.”The southernmost tip of high land in Camden Co. ends at a point almost opposite of the confluence of Pasq. Riv. and Albemarle Sound, being separated from those waters by a fringe of swamp averaging a 1/2 mile or more in Width. This terminal strip of arable soil is also the site of an ancient plantation, a tract which was included in the 240 acres sold by FRANCIS DELAMERE-son and heir of FRANCIS DELAMERE to Wm. Wright in 1721″. Several Pasquotank Deed references if you need them for FRANCIS, ANNE and STEPHEN mentioned. Let me know if I can help further.

  • Lois J. Cypert on May 25, 2016 at 7:17 am said:

    I am looking for info for a DANIEL COOK who I found in the first U.S.1790 Census list. He was living in Edenton District, Pasquotank County, NC. In the 1790 Census it says that he had a male child under the age of 16. This is of interest to me, because my gg-grandfather DANIEL COOK was born in 1790-NC. I am wondering if perhaps my gg-grandfather may have been the son of the DANIEL COOK in the 1790 census ? In the same district and county is also an ISAAC COOK, with one male child under age 16 and a JOSIAH COOK with two male children under the age of 16. I am interested in knowing if they had a son named DANIEL COOK, born in 1790 ? There is also an old handed down story that our KOCH/COOK ancestor given/first name DANIEL and wife and baby were in a shipwreck off shore. DANIEL put their bed mattress in the water and with the wife and baby on it, swam them to shore. Another old family letter states that our COOK name was KOCH in Germany. So that would mean that our ancestor’s name would maybe have been, DANIEL KOCH and changed to COOK under British Rule, in America, before the Rev.War. Our gg-grandfather DANIEL COOK, 1790 later in 1811 married MARTHA BRUMLEY in Mecklenburg County, NC., and also lived in Cabarrus Co, NC., in 1827 until about 1834. That part of Mecklenburg Co, NC., became Cabarrus County, NC., in 1792. He later lived in Rowan Co, NC., until 1847, when he moved to Union Co, IL., with his second wife JANE JEMIMA KENNERLY and their children and lived there the rest of their life. We are trying to find the parents and siblings for our DANIEL COOK, b-1790-NC. Thank you, Lois J. Cypert

  • 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?

    • Alicia Jones on March 29, 2017 at 5:14 pm said:

      Source: Old Ablemarle Co. NC Book of Land Warrants & Surveys 1681-1706:#252-Oct. 8, 1694 mentions RICHARD MILLER as a witness I believe to a warrant for Thos. Stanton. #253 it reads more like Thos. Stanton was given this land for transporting in RICHARD MILLER among others. No other MILLERS were mentioned in these records.
      #193 awards THOS. MILLER Oct. 23, 1694 for transporting in THOS SR. and JR. among the 13 people transported. March 6, 1793 Anthony Markam transported in 7 persons, one being a MARY MILLER. Says all were Sprouse family names but MARY MILLER and all assigned by Jerimiah SPROUSE. Could be MARY’S maiden name was SPROUSE.#220-THOS MILLER on May 1, 1668 (planter)granted 640 acres. Gives description of land & says he was given 50 acres per person he transported in.JR. & SR. both counted in transport and it states “3 times transported”. If you want full transcript, contact and I will post them. SOURCE: Pasquotank Co. Record of Deeds 1700-1751 pg xv lists THOS. MILLER 640 acres on Portohunk Creek. In a Thos. STANTON deed dated July 1715 BENJAMIN MILLER witnesses the deed. Several deeds for THOS. MILLER. Only other MILLER was BENJ. witnessing the STANTON deed. SOURCE: Three Hundred Years along the Pasquotank. pg 5/5 ” William Jennings first appears in 1677 in one of the most spectacular episodes, the so-called Culpeper Rebellion, as the custodian of THOMAS MILLER, collector of customs and representative of the govenor, and who had been imprisoned by the “rebels””. Goes on into details if you want. Pg. 10 states THOS. MILLER was among gentlemen found in Perquimans Co. NC. Hope something here helps in your research. I will check what Quaker records I have on file mention any MILLERS. I am not a Miller surname researcher. Just volunteering time to help others this week.

  • 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.

    • Alicia Jones on June 24, 2017 at 12:17 pm said:

      Pasquotank Co marriage book as a WILLIAM BUNDY but no LELAND. this WILLIAM m. MARY GUY April 9, 1857. Several listings for a WILLIAM but no LELAND in the Albemarle Co. NC Book of Land warrants 1681-1706. Same applies in the Pasquotank Co. deed books from 1700-1770. Do you have a better time frame when these people of yours lived?

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

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

    • Alicia Jones on June 16, 2017 at 7:21 pm said:

      London 2 Feb. 1712: JOHN ARCHDALE of Wickham in the County of Bucks deed gift to his grandson NEVIL LOWE and to his father EMANUEL and mother ANNE LOWE.
      Source: Pasquotank co. NC Deed Book 1700-1751 compiled by Gwen Boyer Bjorkman. If you will contact, I can type out the deed abstract for you. Another deed mentions NEVIL m ANN WENSLEY in London Aug, 22, 1713. Another deed mentions NEVIL’S son GEORGE and that NEVIL and his parents are all dead dated 1737. No JOHN listed until 1740 and nothing connecting him to EMANUEL.

  • 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!

      • Alicia Jones on June 24, 2017 at 1:12 pm said:

        Pasquotank Co. Deed Book 1700-1750 has one deed for a Fouster YOUNG Deed dated Jan 5, 1718/19. No further YOUNG surname mentioned in Deeds. 1693 Ablemarle warrant book has George YOUNG with names FFOSTER, PORTHESIA & George Young
        In the Port Currituck Mariners Book a William PROBY is listed several times.He was Master Capt for a ship out of NC owned by Jonathon Hearing that hauled loads to Philadelphia in Nov. of 1784 I think it reads. Still Master for same owner in 1786 hauling load to Charleston SC. Oct. of 1786 Wm Proby Master for ship Betsy owned by John Gray & he went to Saint Eustatra? In 1788 Wm. Proby Master of Betsy but owner was Thomas Relfe. load went to St. Thomas. Hope this is your William Proby connection. May need to look in Currituck Co. NC for family.
        Ran through the Histories of Currituck Co. NC Families compiled by Jeanie Meekins Murray. #26 on the Crank Family, on pg 60 states the Will of Levi Markham was in the possession of JOE YOUNG jurat on April Court term 1744 recorded in Pasquotank Co. NC. In THE HERITAGE OF CURRITUCK CO. 1670-1985 #332 The Garrenton of Jarvisburg on pg 237 ” John Foushee a son of Christopher “Garlington” IV was born dec. 4, 1789 and married a “Miss Young”. Hope something here adds or eliminates for you.

  • 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.

    • R. Gordon Trueblood on August 2, 2016 at 3:19 pm said:

      AMOS TRUEBLOOD son of JOSEPH and LETITIA (WILLETTS) TRUEBLOOD, born Pasquotank Co., N.C., circa 1790 (Census 1850), married two times: (1) ABBY (ABIGAIL) RHODES, daughter of CORNELIUS and SUSAN RHODES,(2) Mrs. ABI DOZIER 11 July 1850. AMOS TRUEBLOOD died in Pasquotank Co., N.C. in 1853. ABBY (DOZIER) TRUEBLOOD died in 1879. For more detailed information go to: http://ncgenweb.us/nc/pasquotank/the-cabbage-patch/

      • Linda (Noland) Layman on September 5, 2016 at 5:09 pm said:

        Yes, your AMOS TRUEBLOOD was married to the daughter of my ancestor CORNELIUS RHODES. His wife might have been SUSAN. If you have further information on CORNELIUS, such as his parents, I would love to have it. I might have more info on the TRUEBLOODS, but you probably already have it. I believe some member of the family went to Indiana, as my ancestor, MILES, did about 1830.

      • Linda (Noland) Layman on February 11, 2017 at 12:00 pm said:

        CORNELIUS and SUSAN RHODES are my ancestors. I do not know who his parents were, and do not know her maiden name. ABBY was the sister of my ancestor, MILES RHODES, who went from Pasquotank Co. to Randolph Co., Indiana, about 1830. My personal e-mail address is

  • 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

      • Bette Beem on February 6, 2017 at 11:52 am said:

        My name is Bette and I just recently found out about this part of my SYLVESTER line and the JOANNA and her mother, AMARITHA SYMONS. THOMAS would be my 4th. gr. grandfather. A cousin I found said they were listed as Mullato in the first couple of census but then it changed to white. I don’t have much more info than you but I will check and be glad to share what I have. I am in Tennessee.

  • 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.


    • Joshua on January 19, 2017 at 5:04 am said:


      Although most of the well-known history written about the Clark family in the 1920s seems to be quite accurate, I have long believed that the part about Goshen Clark coming to Pasquotank County, North Carolina from Scotland or England in 1768 did not seem to fit with either historical or geographical facts. For example, there is no such place as Goshen, Scotland or Goshen, England. Additionally, while it is possible that Goshen may have been a nickname and not his real name, he used the name Goshen in pubic records, such as the federal census, possibly lending some credibility to Goshen being his real name rather than a nickname. Some further evidence that Goshen may have been his real name and not a nickname named after the place that he came from is that Goshen is a Bible reference, and Pasquotank County was filled with Quakers who loved to use Old Testament Bible names. That addresses the geographical aspect of the myth of his emigration from Scotland or England, but what about the historical aspects of it? If we look at will and probate records for the Clark surname in Pasquotank County, we see wills and probate records with the name Cornelius Clark generations before Goshen’s generation, and at the same time as his generation, and we know that Goshen named one of his sons Cornelius. Yes, this could be a coincidence, but when we consider the other facts that I am about to present, it will become clear that it is likely no coincidence, and that although the Clarks we descend from were not Quakers, they clearly had a Quaker connection of some sort, possibly by marriage. In 1782, a Micajah Clark petitioned the Pasquotank Monthly Meeting for permission to join a Quaker meeting in the West Indies. The petition was denied, due to the vessel he would travel aboard carrying guns, however, it does establish that there was a Quaker Clark with the first name Micajah who had a connection of some sort to the West Indies. This is not without great importance, because today we have a new tool that genealogists before us never had. We have DNA analysis. My DNA matches three different people who trace their ancestry back to the marriage of Micajah Clark and Sally Ann Moorman. This is an earlier Micajah Clark, and not the one who was a Quaker. This Micajah is the son of Michael Clarke and Margaret Yarrett of Barbados. This earlier Micajah Clark was not a Quaker; the Clarke family of Barbados were English planters who owned a very large sugar plantation in Christ Church parish, Barbados. However, the Moorman family were Quakers, which explains the Quaker connection.

      The Clarke and Moorman families both left Southampton, England for Barbados in 1669 on the ship Glasgow. The Moorman family and Michael and Margaret Clarke’s son, Micajah, traveled on from Barbados to South Carolina the following year, being forced to land north of South Carolina due to a storm, which caused them to find the area of Nansemond County, Virginia, where they all ended up settling. Micajah Clark married Sally Ann Moorman, and is confirmed to have had one son who came to Pasqutoank County, North Carolina. Meanwhile, the family of Margaret Clarke and Margaret Yarrett remained in Christ Church, Barbados, and built one of the larger sugar plantations in Christ Church parish, but they are rumored to have had bad luck, having their plantation destroyed by hurricanes numerous times. I found a land transfer document mentioning the names of the adjoining land, and was able to use an old map to establish that their plantation was just barely northwest of the area of Christ Church now called Searles on modern maps. It is impossible to tell the exact location on modern maps, but it was very likely where the intersection of Hwy R and Hwy Q are today on modern maps. Micajah Clarke died in 1678 and his burial record is in the parish book for Christ Church parish. Margaret (Yarrett) Clarke appears to have lived a while longer, as she was still alive in the 1679 list of inhabitants as a widow, and land transfer documents show her transferring approximately 500 acres (about half of the Clarke plantation) to the Kingsland family a few years later. The Kingsland family owned another large sugar plantation in Christ Church.

      Clark(e) is a common name, and it is always a possibility that it could just be a coincidence that my DNA matches those who are descendants of the marriage of Micajah Clark and Sally Ann Moorman. Or, considering the well established history of Goshen Clark taking his son Barnabus to sea with him to the West Indies, the 1782 Quaker Micajah Clark wanting to go to the West Indies and sharing a name with the earlier Micajah Clark (who’s parents resided in Barbados), and me sharing a DNA match with Micajah Clark and Sally Ann Moorman, is it possible that, just maybe, the Scotland story might be a myth, and we might really be the descendants of Michael Clark and Margaret Yarrett? That is what I believe is probably really the case. That raises a very interesting question, though, which is what generations and individuals are we missing between the generation of Goshen Clark and the generation of Micajah Clark? Again, DNA provides some very interesting clues, but we have to be very careful in how we interpret those clues, as DNA only points us in the right direction, and doesn’t necessarily tell us the direct answer. I have found that in addition to my Clarke, Moorman, and Pritchard DNA matches, I also have Mayo and Overman DNA matches, both families that came to Pasquotank County quite early in its settlement, and both of which are often associated with the Quaker faith. Interestingly, one of the people who took an early list of inhabitants of Barbados was a Mayo, and just east of the where the Clarke plantation used to exist in Christ Church is Pritchard Hill, named after the Pritchett family that used to reside there on only 1600s maps. That may be a coincidence, but then again, maybe it might not. I hope that helps you in better understanding our common ancestor Goshen Clark’s possibly history, but if anything, I think it still raises more questions than answers at this point.

      • Joshua on January 19, 2017 at 5:14 am said:


        Meanwhile, the family of Margaret Clarke and Margaret Yarrett remained in Christ Church, Barbados
        Meanwhile, the family of Michael Clarke and Margaret Yarrett remained in Christ Church, Barbados

        Micajah Clarke died in 1678 and his burial record is in the parish book for Christ Church parish.
        Michael Clarke died in 1678 and his burial record is in the parish book for Christ Church parish.

      • Shelly on March 9, 2017 at 10:58 pm said:

        Joshua, I posted that query so long ago, I had nearly given up! Thank you for sharing this very valuable information. I have come across much of the documentation you mentioned and wondered myself if this CLARKE(E) line could have the Barbados connection. The family lines also make a great deal of sense, but having the genetic matches is a whole new ball game. If GOSHEN married SALLIE PRITCHARD, that may be a derivitive of Pritchett, but that too is another early family in Pasquotank. I would love to discuss this further. Feel free to contact me by email (lembkesh@yahoo.com).

  • 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.

    • Dennis Harris on November 9, 2017 at 12:26 pm said:

      Bobby, DEVOTION DAVIS was my 5th Great Grandfather. Last week I got him approved through the Sons of the American Revolution as a Revolutionary War Patriot. I descend through his son BAILEY then through Bailey’s daughter to the RAPER’S then HARRIS’. I haven’t proved beyond DEVOTION but I’m following a chart that has THOMAS JEFFERSON DAVIS as his father, SAMUEL DAVIS as his Grandfather and another SAMUEL DAVIS as his GGrandfather. Dennis Harris

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