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  • Donna Cline on November 9, 2017 at 1:41 pm said:

    Seeking sources to prove RICHARD STALLINGS (born in Nansemond Co Va and died Chowan Co NC) was the son of JOHN STALLINGS born 1658 (1668)in Nansemonds Co VA and died in Perquimans Co NC abt 1786.

  • Dan A. Gilbert on October 4, 2017 at 4:59 pm said:

    I am trying to prove that JEFFERSON GILBERT b.1817, MARCELLA GILBERT b.1818, ROBERTSON GILBERT b.1819, CHARLES GILBERT b.1825, and GEORGE WASHINGTON GILBERT b.1830 were all siblings born in PERQUIMANS COUNTY. I also would like proof that their parents were BENJAMIN GILBERT ca 1795 and MAREY or MARY (possibly nee BUTT).I seem to have exhausted all info from the established sites.

  • Mary L Price on June 21, 2017 at 2:36 pm said:

    Looking for info on JAMES OATES b. 1644/45 d. 1703/04 in Perquimans County. OATES was an attorney/magistrate and first appeared in the January Court of 1696/97 as recorded in “The History of Perquimans County” by Winslow. He later held court at his home. He married ELIZABETH EIVENS b. ca 1665, the widow of RICHARD EIVENS, on 11 Sept 1694. Ceremony performed by Deputy Gov. Thomas Harvey. Also need info on his son, JOSEPH OATES b. 1697 in Perquimans, married to ELIZABETH WYATT. Looking for the WYATT family connections in vicinity which appear to span several generations. Birthplace of JAMES is likely England but some have questioned this. If England, he may have migrated to the Colonies via Barbados. Could be he was born in Virginia but have not found Parish records that show this.

  • Amber Elliott on April 18, 2017 at 3:13 pm said:


    I am currently looking more into the ELLIOTT genealogy via ancestry.com. I’m specifically looking into the JOSIAH ELLIOTTS (Jr. & Sr.) and where they come from.
    Current info:
    – JOSIAH ELLIOTT JR. (1769-1846), sp. SARAH SIMPSON (1770-?) [sons John Hiram Elliott, Robert Elliott, Adam Wesley Elliott]
    – JOSIAH ELLIOTT SR. (1747-1796), sp. JEMIMA ROBINSON (m. 1773) & MARY WHITE (m. 1794) [based on marriage dates, I believe the JR’S mother is J. ROBINSON].

    It is my understanding, based on information gathered from various sources (e.g. this site, the US Quaker Meeting Records of Perquimans, and the US Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy) that JOSIAH ELLIOTT SR. was disowned by the Quakers for marrying outside the discipline (J Robinson) (he also appeared to be a scoundrel!), and then MARY WHITE was disowned for marrying outside the discipline as well (to JOSIAH ELLIOTT SR). Now I also believe that JOSIAH ELLIOTT SR.’S parents are BENJAMIN THOMAS ELLIOTT (1708-1774) and SARAH WHITE (1724-1782) based on these records, and that B.T. ELLIOTT’S parents are THOMAS ELLIOTT (1654-1729) and MARGARET WINSLOW (1680-1734). I haven’t gotten much further from there but intend on digging more.

    Please let me know if I am missing something or if you happen to have other information about the JOSIAH ELLIOTT’S. If anything, some more source material would be helpful to further my own research on the matter if you have any suggestions.

    Thank you!

  • Pat Clink on January 12, 2017 at 3:27 pm said:

    Looking for any further information on WILLIAM BEEBE who signed a bond agreement with WILLSON AVERY in which he paid $500 and agreed to marry SARAH AVERY. don signed January3, 1809.William would be my ggggrandfather.

  • Sue Matthews on December 23, 2016 at 9:53 pm said:

    Searching for information about the BATEMAN family. JOHN T. BATEMAN was born in 1774 in Edgecombe County, NC and married a woman named KEZIA (or perhaps KEZIAH). They had a son ASAHEL, b. Feb 23, 1794 in Edgecombe County, NC who moved to Jefferson County, IL in 1819, where he died Mar 22, 1846. His wife was MILLIE (MILLY, MILLEY)JOHNSON, b. Dec 11 1796 in Loudoun County, VA. Their son HARVEY BARGER BATEMAN b. 1833 is my GGF.

    JOHN T. and KEZIA BATEMAN have become my “brick walls” and I would sincerely appreciate any information about them and their predecessors.

  • Kim Krise on July 28, 2016 at 9:25 pm said:

    I’m looking for information about parents of SUSANNA CLAVER (Claber/Klaber), 1760–1832. Born in Perquimans, NC. Spouse was JOHN ELLIOTT 1760-1797. One son was Captain JOHN AUGUSTUS “GUS” ELLIOTT.

  • C Gilbert on June 28, 2016 at 3:07 am said:

    I’m looking for any information about a land owner by the name of JOSIAH GILBERT about 1730. I do know that he was a Quaker and married his wife, SARAH WILLIAMS in October of that year. I have a copy of his will for 1760, in which he left items to his wife and children upon his death about 1759. Most of the information I have on him I obtained through the Quaker meeting/rolls. He doesn’t seem to be related to the other (more popular) GILBERTS known as the Braintree line. I can not seem to find any record of him prior to his marriage in 1730. Do you have any suggestions as to where I might look for information on him besides the Quaker meetings/rolls? Thank you for your time. C. Gilbert

  • Crystal Dinges on February 14, 2016 at 5:31 pm said:

    I’m looking for information on LURENDA NICHOLS (b. ~1820) who was married to WILLIAM G MARSH (~1805-1859) in Hertford, NC. I’m interested in learning who their parents were.

  • Tracy DeVore on February 4, 2016 at 12:34 pm said:

    Trying to find any info on my 3rd ggrandfather JOHN SIVAGE (aka JOHN SAVAGE). What I know: He was b. ca. 1794, md. to ANNA MORSE (aka ANN MOSS, dau. of RICHARD MOSS and SARAH TURNER, sister of TULLY MORSE and JOHN MORSE), b. ca. 1797 in Perquimans County. JOHN SIVAGE (SAVAGE) served in the War of 1812. JOHN and ANNA SIVAGE had four children: ISAIAH R. SIVAGE b. 1826; LUCRETIA F. SIVAGE (b. 1830, md. ALEXANDER ARCHER); ARMSTEAD SIVAGE (my direct line), b. 1824. JOHN SIVAGE died Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 1836. On February 12, 1839, Guardianship was granted to ROBERT S. HIATT (who md. ANNA MORSE SIVAGE after the death of her first husband) in Perquimans County, paper signed and witnessed by JOHN MEAD, TULLY MORSE, CHAS. M. FORD, R.H. WHEDBEE and J.M. COX.
    JOHN SIVAGE was the brick wall my grandmother hit (she researched him, her great-grandfather, all her adult life, until she passed away a few years ago) and though I’m finding some things she didn’t, such as the guardianship papers, I still haven’t found him or his background. Any assistance at all would be greatly appreciated.

  • lorrie ( scarlette) on January 11, 2016 at 11:37 am said:

    I am researching the family of ISAAC and JULIA PERRY STALLINGS
    Both born in N Carolina estimate 1812 and 1816 respectively. Family legends say they were part Indian and records have verified they were friends (Quakers). Can anyone help?
    Variant of PERRY: PEEERY

  • Philip Shaddock on September 30, 2015 at 11:30 am said:

    I am researching the SHADDOCK surname. There was a marriage of JEAN SHADDOCK to SAMUEL HEATH in Perquimans, North Carolina September 1, 1697. Does anybody have any information about this marriage or the Shaddocks in North Carolina during this period? Thanks in advance, Philip Shaddock

  • Dionna Burnett on August 31, 2015 at 1:03 am said:

    I am researching ALETHIA BONNER who was born February, 1870 and married WILLIAM MOORE in 1890 in Chowan Co. ALETHIA’S parents are ??? HENRY and MATILDA BONNER. In 1900 ALETHIA was living with WILLIAM and their 4 children in Hertford, Perquimans, NC. Their children are LAURA (LEORA), MATILDA, LONNY and LOUETTA. They has a servant name ANN HOLLEY who may have been related to them. In 1910 they were still living in Hertford but had three more children name JOHN, ALFONSA and MARY. Can you tell me anything about Alethia Bonner and her parents HENRY AND MATILDA BONNER before 1900? Can you tell me if Altheia’s Children got married and had children in Hertford, NC?

  • Christine Smith on July 29, 2015 at 9:42 pm said:

    Looking for any information on ELISABETH LACEY Born to WILLIAM LACEY and MARY JOHNSON in 1702 in Perquimans County. She married a ROGER KENYON. Trying to find records for her parents and her siblings.

  • Linda Russell on April 13, 2015 at 12:35 pm said:

    The EGGERTON family appears frequently in transactions in early 1770’s. Am trying to establish line. Any information appreciated.

  • Rev. Eileen Douglas on March 14, 2015 at 11:19 pm said:

    I am looking for info on my 9th greatgrandparents who came to American from England and Ireland in 1653 in Perquimans in NC. They were JAMES THIGPEN and ELYN TRAVIS. She gave birth to around 20 children, many of whom died. One daughter, ANN THIGPEN was born in Albemarle and died in Perquimans on April 11, 1702.

    • Cynthia Marlette on August 17, 2015 at 11:12 pm said:

      JAMES THIGPEN and ELYN TRAVIS are my 10th greatgrandparents, and ANN THIGPEN is my 9th greatgrandmother. I found some interesting information about them in a book called “The Thigpen Indian Tribe Family History” by Lanette Hill on Google books. (I accessed portions of the book for free through MyHeritage.com because I have a data plan with them.) It’s available for purchase at http://www.lulu.com/shop/lanette-hill/the-thigpen-indian-tribe-family-history/paperback/product-230337.html

      Hope that helps!

    • Raymond White on April 15, 2016 at 6:27 pm said:

      JAMES and ELYN are my 10th great grandparents. I only have the names of two of their children, JAMES THIGPEN JR and ANN THIGPEN. ANN is my line
      JAMES’ father is believed to be JOHN FITZPEN
      His mother is SARA SEGRAVE born in 1604-Ireland and died in 1627-England.

  • Don Wood on January 5, 2015 at 8:31 pm said:

    I am researching WILLIAM WOOD born 9-3-1722 in Perquimans County NC. I am seeking information about his parents and grandparents and when they came to NC. I believe they came from England, so information about when and where in England is a plus. I have traced his decedents to myself.

  • Sharon King on December 2, 2014 at 1:09 pm said:

    I am looking for
    LUCRETIA TOW (married name)husband Christopher Tow Jr.
    Born: Abt. 1770 in: Nansemond, Or Yeopim (Powhaten) Lands, Southampton, VA
    She Died: Aft. 1816 in: Perquimans CO, NC
    Her son
    REUBEN TOW was Born: Abt. 1788 in: Perquimans County, NC

  • 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!

    • Rev. Eileen Douglas on March 14, 2015 at 11:37 pm said:

      ANN THIGPEN was my 8th great grandmother. Her parents were JAMES THIGPEN, born in Ireland, married to her mother ELYN TRAVIS in England in 1652, and arrived in Perquimans in 1653. ANN was born in Albemarle in 1668 and died in Perquimans April 11, 1702. She was one of almost 20 children born to her mother, however, many of them died. I believe they were Quakers, but am not sure and would like to know that, too.

      JAMES THIGPEN’S father, was born in 1604 in Melcomb, Dorset, England. He was killed in the Battle of Marston Moore in Ireland on July 2, 1644. That must be where he meet his future wife SARAH SEAGRAVE, born in 1604 in Dublin and died there in 1627. ANN THIGPEN married my 8th great grandfather ISAAC WILSON in 1869. He was born in 1701 in Perquimans and there July 13, 1714.

  • 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.

  • 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

    • paula williams-James on June 13, 2016 at 7:52 pm said:

      I am working on genealogy for someone with this name: DANIEL STALLINGS: m ELIZABETH who had a son:REUBEN b 1849 Chowan Co.,NC who probably married SARAH COPELAND. Is This your line also? Please reply to my home email at pwilliamsjames@yahoo.com in reference to Jackie Eason Murray. Thank you.

  • 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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