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  • Jennie Gavosto on October 19, 2014 at 5:47 pm said:

    Looking for information on WILLIAM ASHLEY B 1710, THOMAS ASHLEY B 1690. Thank you for any information you may have. There are several ASHLEY’S in this area with the same name. Jennie

  • Jim SEAGRAVES on August 25, 2014 at 4:17 pm said:

    A probable ancestor of my family was Francis SEGRAVE of Isle of Wight County, Virginia. In January 1696 Francis SEGRAVES is listed with Lucretia, his wife, Thomas his son, Francis his son, and William POWEL on a Transportation Writ to Perquimans Precinct Colony of North Carolina from Isle of Wight where he was a witness to 2 property transactions in 1694. Francis wrote a will in IOW in 1725 which was probated in early 1727.
    That suggests that he considered IOW as his home and may explain why he does not appear on any land sales in the Albemarle region. He did witness a will in Chowan Pct.: 19 Apr 1697 Francis and Lucretia SEGRAVE of Chowan Precinct, NC listed as witnesses to will of Thomas STACEY, so must have resided in the area for a while. Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan GRIMES, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 359. It is possible that his son, Thomas, may be the Thomas LEGRAVE mentioned in an 18 Dec 1707 deed between Thomas HOUGHTON of Perquimans Pct. and Thomas SNOWDEN.
    Any more information about Francis or the SEGRAVE(S) family will be very much appreciated.

  • Barbara Kent on June 8, 2014 at 11:15 am said:

    I would like to know about my grandfather ABNER B SWAIN he was born in perquimans nc in 1881. I would like know about his family Thank you

  • Elizabeth Stepp on January 7, 2014 at 1:17 pm said:

    Searching for any info on ISAAC WILLSON (1665-1714) and wife ANN THIGPEN (sp?) (1667 – ?). Two key Qs: Were they Quakers? Where did WILLSON (note double L, not single) family come from?

    Thank you in advance for any info!

    • Bob Stokley on January 7, 2014 at 7:33 pm said:

      I have an ISAAC WILSON (I believe the L and double L were the same family) who died about July 1714 and was married to an Ann (no last name). His father was ROBERT WILSON and his mother was ANN (no last name). They were Quakers. According to Hinshaw’s Quaker records, Isaac and Ann had four children, Robert, Ann, Benjamin, and Isaac. The aforementioned Robert Wilson came from Chuckatuck MM in Virginia. I don’t know if they came directly from Europe or from The New England Colonies as some of the Quakers did because of the persecution by the Puritans. I have read where the Wilson name originated in Scotland. If you will send me your email address I will be glad to send you all I have on this line, such as it is. So far, I have been unable to connect them with my Wilson line but no doubt a connection exists.

  • Brenda on November 27, 2013 at 11:05 pm said:

    I am researching the STORY (STOREY) family. They are from the New Hope Methodist Church area. My grandmother was MAMIE and had a sister ANNIE who married a BARCLIFT. I believe they are related to the SAWYER family.

  • Doris Ann White on October 29, 2013 at 12:32 pm said:

    Researching and looking for more information on the SANDERS family (ABRAHAM SANDERS, BENJAMIN SANDERS) Would like to know if there is a family tree for the Sanders that supposedly built the NEWBOLD-WHITE house.

    • Bob Stokley on December 17, 2013 at 9:37 pm said:

      I have a bit of information on the Abraham Sanders line. If you will contact me I will try to answer any questions you might have and help you with any information you are looking for.

      • Doris Ann White Younts on December 18, 2013 at 2:49 pm said:

        Hi Bob – thanks for your offer on helping me with the Sanders line. I have quite a bit on Francis Abraham Sanders the builder of the Newbold-White house from which I descend – he is my 6th great grandfather – many people list 2 different people for his father. I would love to know more about how he received the land from Scott heirs to build the house – records say he was the highest bidder… is there documentation anywhere of this. Are you associated with the Newbold White house? I have visited it and would love to put together a family descendant chart that is correct – many things I have seen on the internet are wrong – and I believe in documentation for proof. Any help would be appreciated.
        I also have a good document regarding Aaron Morris (another Perq Co surname)a petition he made to the court on behalf of his grandson who had his ear bit off by a vicious horse and he didn’t want there to be any public ridicule…
        Thanks again Doris Ann White Younts

        • Bob Stokley on December 20, 2013 at 2:32 pm said:

          You asked about Abraham’s father. Detailed notes I have from Gwen Boyer Bjorkman give Abraham’s father as John Sanders of Nansemond County, (mother’s name unknown) Virginia (before 1676 probably in England – about 1728 probably in Virginia. I have detailed notes I will be glad to send directly to you but not for internet use. I don’t know about the Scott family. Abraham Sanders’s first recorded deed is in Book B #85, Perquimans County “James Thigpen, Jun, for 50 pounds pd by Abraham Sanders, assigns right to land. April 10, 1721. Test’ Samuel Philips, Rich’s Leary” In 1718 he is in the Perquimans Tax list as owning 150 acres and 170 acres in 1718. From where this land came, I have not seen the records.

          I descend from Abraham>son John>daughter Phariby who m. Christopher Wilson. That makes Abraham my 6th G Grandfather, cousin!
          (Oh, where did you get Francis Abraham?)
          Hope this helps.

          • Doris Ann White Younts on December 21, 2013 at 12:40 pm said:

            Bob Stokley – can you email me so that I can get your direct email address to exchange Sanders info my email is dayounts@hotmail.com… I descend from Benjamin – John’s brother.. I hear you are a civil war expert also… thanks

  • Wayne Blanchard on September 21, 2013 at 1:30 pm said:

    My father LEWIS BEECHER BLANCHARD, b. 1916, d, 1993 was from Gates and Chowan Co. NC. He often said that we were kin to, SPEIGHT’S, WHITES, SPIVEY’S, BROWN’S, KING’S, BOND’S, JORDAN’S,
    HOFLER’S, and BENNETT’S. I can not get before 1810 for my BLANCHARD line, as I can not find the Parents of ELIZABETH BLANCHARD, who had 3 BLANCHARD children with JAMES HOFLER, they never married, and had 1. ISAAC BLANCHARD/HOFLER, b. abt. 1810, 2. RICHARD BLANCHARD, b. 1813, ( my ggggrandfather ), NANCY BLANCHARD, b. abt. 1813/14. JAMES HOFLER was married to DEBORAH OUTLAW, Sep. 1802 and she left for parts unknown Dec. 1802. ELIZABETH took up with JAMES, and he had petitioned the Gates Co. Court for a divorce from DEBORAH OUTLAW on several occasions, and in 1819 the Court granted him a divorce, but he then married a PENELOPE HAYNES instead of ELIZABETH BLANCHARD with whom he had 3 children with. Before JAMES Died in 1822 he had his ISAAC BLANCHARD son’s name changed from BLANCHARD to HOFLER. Most likely so he could leave his property to him? His younger son RICHARD BLANCHARD kept his mothers BLANCHARD name. Her name ELIZABETH BLANCHARD was listed in the Court Records when ISAAC BLANCHARD had his name changed to HOFLER. So we know that ELIZABETH was still alive, in 1821/22, but have never found as to what happened to her after that. We know that NANCY BLANCHARD was married to a PIERCE abt. 1843.
    I have been working this off and on since 1997, and learned that ELIZABETH BLANCHARD was her name in Jun. 2013. I would guess that she was born about 1784? But can not find the name of her parents? I do believe that I’ll find her parents one day soon!
    So if you have any information that may link me to her, thanks!
    Have you any more information on ZILPAH BLANCHARD who was the wife of AARON SPEIGHT?
    Please email me at wblanchard1064@yahoo.com
    Thank you, Wayne Blanchard

  • Frances Callaghan on August 14, 2013 at 6:45 pm said:

    I noticed in DANIEL STALLINGS will that his wife is named MILLISON. In 1812 ISAAC RIDDICK married a woman named MELLISON STALLINGS. Could this second one be a granddaughter. And if so does anyone know who her parents were? I assume the spelling of Millison is probably Millicent .
    Thank you,
    Frances Callaghan

    • Bob Stokley on August 14, 2013 at 10:12 pm said:

      DANIEL STALLINGS’ wife was MILLICENT WALTON. I am afraid that is all I can tell you. Daniel had no daughter named Millicent. I have no information on three of his sons, Henry, Simon, and Joseph. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help.

  • Lillian Barnes on July 24, 2013 at 4:17 pm said:

    I am searching for info regarding my 3rd great-grand aunt ABIJAH aka ABIGAIL COLLINS.
    She was a free woman of color from Hyde County, NC. During her lifetime she amassed a great deal of real estate. She died in 1862 and her will indicates the following: I give my lands in Durants Neck to my three grandchildren namely, Montgomery, Franklin and John Ann. The all have the surname of COLLINS. Any information regarding this family would be most appreciated.

    Lillian Barnes

  • Edward Rose on June 19, 2013 at 3:04 am said:

    Looking for any info on GEORGE WASHINGTON SAWYER SR, GEORGE WASHINGTON SAWYER and PRITCHER SAWYER. My great grandmother was NORA SAWYER (ARMSTRONG) born in Tyrrell County NC.

  • Jean Relfe Edwards Carr on March 27, 2013 at 10:45 am said:

    Is there anyone researching records for the RELFE family?
    My great-grandfather was LEONIDAS CARVASSA RELFE, died in 1919 and had lived 40 years in the Jonathan Jacocks house on New Hope Road as farm manager.

    I was hoping his will might be on line here. Also searching for RELFE’S buried in New Hope Meth. Church cemetery.
    And any KEATONS buried in Perquimans.

    Thanks so much
    Jean Relfe Carr

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