Richmond County N. C. Queries January - December 2010 - 2013
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STRICKLIN / COLE / WATKINS May 16, 2013
I ask for your advice as to what resources are available and how I would go about researching my
4th great-grandfather, John STRICKLIN, born about 1783-1785, married Martha "Patsy" or "Patsey" COLE
4 Nov 1801 in Richmond County, died October 1849 in Hardin County, Tennessee.
The first documented event in his life that I've been able to verify is his marriage to Patsy, daughter
of Francis COLE (1760-1818) and Elizabeth WATKINS (1763-1784). Any guidance you might provide is greatly
appreciated! Charles Stricklin
SMITH / GIBSON / VINER / O'BRIEN / BROWN / CAMPBELL / McKAY / BRYNE / THAMES May 15, 2013
I am working on the father of Byrn SMITH which is the father of William Burns SMITH. The issue I am
running into is I believe Byrn SMITH is also William Byrn SMITH.
Malcom SMITH born 04 Jul 1754 in Cumberland County, NC had a son William SMITH born circa 1770 which I
believe is William Byrn SMITH. Malcom inherited 50 acres of land in Richmond County in 26 Nov 1795 from
his father Malcom SMITH born 1718 in Knapdale, Argil, Scotland. This land was near Thomas GIBSON's land.
The will of Byrn SMITH you posted in 2003 suggest a strong interaction with the GIBSON family. Looks like
Bryn's son married twice into the GIBSON family and son of Byrn James SMITH named his some Thomas GIBSON SMITH.
I give and bequeath unto my son Malcom* 50 acres of land in Richmond Co. joining Thomas GIBSON's land. Also,
600 acres in said county on Joe's Creek, a branch of the Gum Swamp near VINERS's said tract and patented by
Tillotson OBRIEN. Likewise, 100 acres in Cumberland County on Buffaloe Crk patented by Hugh BROWN and 50
acres in Cumberland County East of Nicholson's Crk between Donald CAMPBELL's & Archibald McKAY's on the
The below insert shows from The Cumberland County deed Byrn SMITH purchasing land with Thomas SMITH. It is
believe at this point Thomas is not a brother but a cousin. Thomas SMITH may be the son of Duncan Crawford
SMITH born 1758 the brother of Malcom SMITH born 1754.
Cumberland NC Deed Book 26-123
04 Jan 1811 Arthur COUNCIL, Mathis (Matthew ?) Byrne & THOMAS SMITH of Bladen to Wm CARVER of Cumberland
for 1000 ft of sawmill lumber delivered to James COUNCIL, 3 tracts on Little Rockfish. s/ Arthur Council,
Matthew BYRNE, Thomas SMITH. w/ Joseph Thames.
This line of Smith's came from Knapdale, Argyll, Scotland which is west of Glasgow. They left a port near
Glasgow called Campbeltown, Scotland on a boat called the Thistle in Sept of 1739.
I am curious to find out what happened to William Burns son Duncan SMITH born 1832. Thanks Jim Smith
GOODMAN / BROWN / BRIGMAN / WALLACE / EVERETT April 17, 2013
Curtis GOODMAN and his wife Catherine (KNIGHT?) were my 3rd great-grandparents. I would like to
find their burial locations if someone knows where they are located to visit their graves. From a family
Bible page, Curtis Goodman died 18 Feb 1877. They were the parents of, among others, Mourning Goodman, who
married Washington WALLACE, Lydia Goodman, who married Lewis BRIGMAN, Julia Ann Goodman, who m. Joshua A. BROWN.
I descend from Julia Ann Goodman Brown. Her daughter, Sarah Catherine Brown married Luther Hayes EVERETT.
Their daughter, Ruth, my grandmother, married Robert Roscoe Kearse and died in SC. Julia Ann Goodman Brown is
buried in Harlem, GA along with her husband and son Neil Brown. On the 1870 census, Curtis and Catherine Goodman
were residing in Laurel Hill. I would like to learn more about the old Goodman homeplace and communicate with
other descendants of Curtis and Catherine. I do not know who their parents were. Any information will be greatly
appreciated. Kathy Duncan
THOMAS / HOGINS / COVINGTON / HIGH March 23, 2013
I am the g-g-grandson of Robert THOMAS & Clementine HOGINS. The were married in Richmond County, NC
in 1850. They lived with his mother Elizabeth COVINGTON THOMAS and brothers in the 1850 Census of Fair Grounds
District of Richmond County. Robert and Clementine lived in a house with their son Harrel F. THOMAS in July of
1860 in Fair Grounds Distr. My family bible has the date of birth of Harrel as 1856 & death 1862 in Richmond
county. Looking for grave of Harrel F. THOMAS (1856-1862. His sister Martha Ann THOMAS was born Aug. 1860 one
month after the census was taken.
Would like help on this family, the father of Robert THOMAS was John THOMAS b. 1792 NC. Thanks, great-grandson
of Asa Haynes HIGH b. 1848, Columbus Co., NC Daniel Pinkney High Jr,
WATKINS / SNEAD March 11, 2013
I descend from Washington William WATKINS, son of a Samuel WATKINS that I have not been able to pin down.
Recently I've been studying William Willis WATKINS who married Keziah SNEAD. They had a Saiel who was born
in VA right before they sold their plantation and moved to Richmond Co, NC. I can't find much information
about that Samuel, either. I'm wondering if he could be my gggg grandfather. I have documentation on everyone
but Samuel. Do you have any information on either this Samuel or Samuel, the father of Washington W. WATKINS.
Any information would be much appreciated.
Here is the information I do have:
Samuel WATKINS (for some reason, I have in my mind that he was born in VA but I'm not even sure of that)
Washington William WATKINS (or William Washington WATKINS) (went by "Wash" or W.W.WATKINS)
(b.) 1804 Franklin Co, KY (d.) 1865 Lyon Co, KY
(m.) Susanna Showalter YOUNG
Washington's siblings were: John W., Thomas G., Lucinda, Washington William Jr., Mary, Maria and Malinda
(Mary and Maria were both born in TN; the others in KY)
James Moss WATKINS
(b. 1831 Caldwell Co, KY (d.) Lyon Co, KY
(m.) Lucinda Belle COLLIE
Fred Collie WATKINS, Sr.
(moved about a bit, lived in KY and TN)
(b.) 1859 (d.) 1929 Trigg Co, TN
Ira Schirschle WATKINS, Sr.
(b.) 1890 (d.) 1963
(m1) Myrtle Leah DAVIS (my grandmother)
Ira Schirschle WATKINS, Jr. (my father)
(b.) White Co, AR (d.) Saline Co, AR
(m.) Clara Mae BRADFORD
Betty (WATKINS) Hicks (me)
(b.) AR Betty Hicks
GIBSON / GOODIN / WRIGHT February 27, 2013
We have learned that his great-great grandparents were slaves in Williamson, Richmond and continued to live there
even after the area became a portion of Scotland. Their names were Kamos/Cammus GIBSON and Satilla/Tilley UNKNOWN.
They had many children but only 4 survived, two later becoming ministers, one of those two being great-grandfather
Samuel. This is where the history becomes a bit sordid.
My husband's grandmother owns a single antique photograph of her grandfather, Samuel's father. She keeps it put away
but everyone who has seen it says the man in it is white. Grandmother's story is as follows: "My daddy was born in North
Carolina, his birth father was an old white man who lived near by. That old white man had several children with several
black women. When each of them turned 16 the old white daddy came and gave each one (the illegitimate children) a photo
Kamos was a blacksmith and in 1870, he and Tilley lived next to William P GIBSON. I saw that there was a Gibson blacksmith
in the area in earlier years and think there may be some association here also. Tilley's death certificate listed her
informant as William Gibson, though William P and his son William both passed away before her. Maybe a coincident, maybe
not. Her parents are named Bill GOODIN and Caroline WRIGHT. I know that the Curtis Goodin/Goodwin farm adjoined Wright's
farm and, possibly, the Gibson farm. These are the men I am focusing on. Hopefully, one of the aunts I have asked in Florida
will be able to get a scan of the photo for me. With a phenomenal amount of luck, I might even match it to a photo there
in Scotland! Jessica Armstead
QUICK / EASON February 19, 2013
My husband and I would like to know date and location of his parents marriage (both now deceased).
They were both born and lived in Richmond County before moving to Monroe, NC. Hazel Kathryn QUICK Oct 29, 1918
and William Charles EASON Dec 19, 1920. Can you help? Thank you. Nancy Eason
MCDONALD January 20, 2013
Looking for family of William MCDONALD born about 1810 North Carolina. William moved to Chambers Co., Alabama
abt. 1838, and then to Claiborne Parish Louisiana about 1849. Thank You. Tom McDonald
ENDRES / STANLEY January 19, 2013
I am researching a Peter ENDRES who owned the Rockingham Baking Company from the mid 1930's to the mid 40's
and his daughter Mary STANLEY who owned it until the late 50's. Would you by chance be able to direct me to
a resource in the county where to begin my search?? Thank you for your time. Lewis P. Bramlett
LONG December 28, 2012
Need info on BENJAMIN LONG and ancestors, of Richmond County NC. I have information of decendents (Elisha T Long)
All assistance given will be very much appreciated...I would add that if book or research info is available for
purchase I would be happy to consider that....thank you very much... Robert Long Frostproof, FL 33843
PANKEY / NEWBERRY / THOMAS December 13, 2012
Please help. Stephen PANKEY, born in VA c.1765, died in NC 1863, he is listed as a soldier of the Revolutionary War,
he was quite young, and his service capacity for the war has not been proven, and if I can prove this, I can list
him as a new patriot, married Rebecca NEWBERRY and Savannah THOMAS, buried in Pankey Cemetery, Richmond, NC.
My e-mail may not be clear. Bess H Darby 3908 Tocowa RD Courtland, MS 38620
TYNER October 24, 2012
Hello, my name is Deborah Hanna, Daughter of Linda Grey TYNER and Granddaughter of the late Robert Davis TYNER.
Is there a Kith and Kin book for the History of TYNER Family? If there is I would so appreciate acquiring a copy.
Sincerely, Deborah Hanna
CAMPBELL October 1, 2012
My name is Bruce Anderson and I am a descendant of CAMPBELLs that passed through Richmond County, North Carolina
between 1793-4 and 1810. My great great great grandfather was Findlay or Finley CAMPBELL. His father was John CAMPBELL.
Both were supposed to have moved to the states from Scotland and must have arrived in SC in the early 1790s. Findlay may
have had a brother named Farquhard but they moved to Tennessee and then eventually to Lafayette County Mississippi.
Findlay is a complete mystery and apparently died in Tennessee because he can be found in the 1820 census but his wife
is head of household in the 1830 Tennessee census. And Findlay's father is equally a mystery. Presumably he is buried
in the Old Scot graveyard though I have no proof. But I'm sure I've seen records online that say Findlay witnessed the
transaction that established the Old Scot graveyard. I'm looking for that reference again. Findlay and Farquhard are
listed in the Anson County deed book L, page 177, as heirs of John CAMPBELL in 1806.
You clearly have done some wonderful research. Thank you. Kind Regards, Bruce E. Anderson Dayton, Ohio
GAY / NELSON / RUSSUM September 27, 2012
This is an update to my post of October 28, 2011 on the GAY & WATKINS family of Richmond Co., NC.
Benjamin GAY c 1809 NC and wife, Julia GAY c 1811 NC are found on the Fayette Co., TN 1850 U.S. census. I have
found no marriage record for Benjamin GAY and Julia. The maiden name for Julia was given as NELSON on the death
record of a daughter. The following two sons reached adulthood.
Son, William GAY. circa 1832 NC: Lived in Memphis, Shelby Co., TN. William Gay had a son Charles Blount GAY born
1878 LaGrange, TN, died 1918 Jacksonville, Duval, Florida. The death record for Charles Blount GAY, gives the
father's name as William GAY; Birthplace, Rockingham, NC. Son, John W. GAY born 1837 NC died 1909 in Colin Co.,
TX., wife: Emily Francis RUSSUM. I need help in finding a possible Richmond Co., NC NELSON family for Julia
married to Benjamin GAY. Thank you, Dolores Dodge
ENDRES August 7, 2012
I am looking for information on my grandfather, he owned the old Rockingham Bakery in the 1940s. This name
was Peter ENDRES. I lived in Rockingham in the late 40s and 50s. Thanks, David
GIBSON July 19, 2012
I'm trying to locate information on my GGF John Calvin GIBSON. Census records indicate he was born about 1821
in North Carolina. Searches on Ancestry.com yield no records. He has a son John Calvin GIBSON, Jr. The first
record I have is a marriage license issued in Jennings County Indiana, 15 August 1843 and then an 1850 Census
extract in Jennings County. Thanks for any help or leads. Thanks, Rich Gibson
COPE July 15, 2012
I'm looking for any information on John William COPE. Jacob COPE was my g-g-g-grandfather born in 1800 in
North Carolina in Richmond County and I believe his father was John William. Any information on him would
be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Alanna Aldridge
CAPEL / COVINGTON July 2, 2012
My name is James "Brad" Nichols. I am writing you to see if you can help me. I have seen and used the information you have
provide on your website in my family research. I have deep roots there in Richmond County but am not as familiar with the area
because I live in Greensboro. I am related to the COVINGTONS and CAPELS there. I have been corrosponding with Sandy quite a bit
over the past couple months. I have made 3 trips down there to try to find Jesse Baldwin CAPEL. He is my 3rd greatgrandfather.
The direction I was given tell me from COVINGTON Community Rd and 73 turn left toward Ellerbe and go .6 miles to a dirt road
leading into the woods on the right. I believe I have found the road the directions are referring too. but I could find nothing.
It says go .1 mile and hes amoung the tall trees. Well, all the trees are tall and the woods are very thick. I have no idea what
I should be looking for either. I really did give it a hard search.
From the cemetery survey they did the dates they provided are accurate to the day so I feel there must be a dated marker. If you
can find out anything else I would appreciate it so much. I took a photo from 73 looking down the dirt rd. Maybe from the photo
it could be specifically pointed out where to go or tell me if I am not at the right spot.
I also want to make sure you are aware that the monuments for the people who are at McLEOD Cemetery are no longer there and
where moved to Mt. Carmel Church. I went to both of these locations looking for Jesse as well because thats where he was listed
on the survey. Every name that was on the list for that cemetery is inscribed on a marker in the woods where the markers originally
were except Jesse.
The 1870 Census of Steeles District, Richmond County, NC shows Jesse B. Capel 55, male, black (this is an error. He was white);
Charlotte Capel 49, female, white; Thomas C Capel 17, white; Louisa Capel, 14 female white; Charles Capel 10, white; Sarah E. Capel 8,
white; Benj. Covington 35, white, minister, and Annie Covington, his wife 27 white. This family lives next door to Pleasant Baldwin 32,
black and his family. Please find out anything you can for me, Brad Nichols
MCDANIEL/MCDONALD July 2, 2012
My g-g-grandfather was William Joshua MCDANIEL/MCDONALD, born 1811-1815 NC. We think his brother was John H. MCDANIEL/MCDONALD,
born 1815-1816 NC. They are in Missouri by 1840. That is all we know. We do not know who we would be looking for in North Carolina
as parents, so we do not know where to look. Many thanks. Dorothy McDonald 619-466-9583 (San Diego)
WALLACE / JONES / LENOIR June 12, 2012
We have established James Burns WALLACE, b 1849 at Stewartsville. We believe his father's name was John WALLACE, b 1811 and
his mother's name was Sarah JONES, b 1816. Sarah's parent's were Edmund JONES and Ann LENOIR.
We are looking for confirmation that John WALLACE was James' father. Further, we want to find out for sure who James' parents
were...were they Willam and Ruth? Who were their parents? Thanks for your help! Barry
MORRISON / BETHUNE / FAUCETT May 21, 2012
I am searching for any information on Margaret MORRISON born circa 1748 in Richmond County I believe. In approximatley 1780
she married Murdock BETHUNE who was born in Scotland in 1746. They lived at least part of the time in Cumberland Co NC, which at
that time was adjacent to Richmond County NC up until approximatley 1780.
One of their children, Effemia BETHUNE was born June 12, 1800. In approximatley 1821, Effie married Henry FAUCETT who was born on
18 August 1798 in NC- possibly Moore County. Effie died on 7 Oct 1864. They lived in Moore, Cumberland and Harnett Counties, all
in NC. Their son Thomas Bethune FAUCETT is my Great Great Grandfather.
I have been unable to locate any further information about Margaret MORRISON or Murdock BETHUNE except 2 land purchases of land in
NC, the census record which do not name anyone but give the sex and age range for their children, their Death dates and places. I
know that they are correct as I have my great grandfathers Bible and he names them.
Their children were:
Female born circa 1782
Male born c 1784-1790
Female born c 1790
Male born c 1790-1799
Effie born 12 June 1800
Murdock BETHUNE died on 16 April 1814 and was buried in the Cross Creek Cemetery #1 according to the WPA transcription. His grave
has disappeared now and all we have is this record.
Margaret Morrison BETHUNE died on 18 March 1838 in Richmond Co NC. Any help is greatly appreciated. Patricia London
PAUL / SHEPPARD / FORD May 1, 2012
I am searching for information on John W. PAUL who married Sallie FORD in 1881. I believe these are my
great-grandparents. This Sallie was the daughter of Jacob and Hannah Sheppard FORD. Does anyone have any
information to help me prove this? Thanks, Linda Locamy
BOSTICK / SLAUGHTER / LEAKE April 3, 2012
My brickwall is John H Bostwick/Bostick who arrived in PA 1812 from a ship from Portugal. I have the manifest
of his arrivial. He married Elizabeth Westfall, daughter of Samuel & Nancy Slaughter Westfall, in Lawrence MS 1829....
So I know by documention on my family from Richard Leake & Mary Bostick. BUT where does JOHN H fit in the Bostick
SHEPHERD February 19, 2012
Seeking info on my great grandfather George Washington SHEPHERD born between 1828-1833, In Richmond County. Hoping to
find out who his father and mother were. Most records i have seen list him as Washington SHEPHERD He was in the Davidson
and Guilford county area between 1850-1890. Any leads appreciated. Richard Shepherd, Burlington, NC
SNOW HILL CHURCH February 19, 2012
Seeking information on an old school that was an African- American school and located on Snow Hill Church Road in
western Richmond County near the Mangum Community. I'm told the school closed in the 1930s and has since been converted
to Snow Hill church. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Lydia Sides
BROOKS January 23, 2012
Looking for information about the Philip BROOKS family of the Rockingham area spanning from 1745- 1800. He may have been
one of the Highland immigrants. I would really like to get in touch with someone doing reasearch in this area. Please email
if this sounds appealing to a local researcher. Thank You, Tracy Brooks
McAULEY / BRUTON / WHITE / POOLE November 21, 2011
I can't find any record of either Mourning Alice Mcauley or Annie J McAULEY. I know from family records that Mouring was born
Mouring Alice BRUTON 23 March 1858 and died 23 June 1887 in Onville, NC no mention of where she is buried. Annie was born 1871(?)
in NC but when she died or is buried there is no record or mention in any family papers. I know she was born Annie J WHITE, her
parents were Calvin WHITE and Nancy POOLE. She had a daughter, Grace in 1901 and Kenneth is listed as a widower in the 1910 census.
PS Mourning Alice or Mouring Alice(?) I think her middle name was Alice. She has very fine handwriting but I finally made out that
the middle name is Alice. The first name is spelled both ways my grandfather spelled Mourning but she spelled her name Mouring. I have
looked very place I can think of, do you have any suggestion where I might look? Cheryl McLarty
LEDBETTER / DeBERRY November 15, 2011
My name is Ted Moore from Colorado, the past 12 years I have been ibn the process of collecting information on my family tree,
I ran across the the Will of Henry LEDBETTER, from this Will ( 1769-1852 ) I see where he had business dealing with Edmond DeBERRY
and one of the slaves Henry had was a woman name Dilcy, would your record have any way to track this slave woman?
Thanks in Advance. Ted Moore
WATKINS / GAY October 28, 2011
Estate Settlement Record of James WATKINS, Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions Richmond Co., NC, Oct Term 1833: Petition of
Alfred DOCKERY against James WATKINS' widow and minor children.
The minor children listed are Israel, Nancy, Suzy, Aggy, Polly and Jane WATKINS. Wilie WATKINS, Richmond WATKINS and
July WATKINS "have arrived at full and lawful age."
What was the maiden name of the widow of James WATKINS and did she remarry? What happened to the children?
I am especially interested in the dau, July WATKINS. Her name is seen as July and X (her mark)Julia WATKINS (Seal) on the
25 Oct 1830 Richmond Co., NC deed between Alfred DOCKERY and Wylie WATKINS & July WATKINS.
Benjamin GAY b. abt 1809 NC and wife, Julia, b abt 1811 NC, are found on the 1850c Fayette Co., TN . This is the area of
Marshall Co., MS that became part of Fayette Co., TN. due to a border dispute.
Isreal WATKINS, 36 NC married to Elizabeth 43, NC is listed in the Northern Division, Marshall Co., MS 1850c.
Is this Isreal WATKINS the son of James and Jane WATKINS and could Julia GAY be his sister, July WATKINS?
My research on Benjamin GAY b 1809 NC and wife, Julia has taken me to Richmond Co., NC and the possibility of this
Benjamin GAY of Fayette Co., TN /Marshall Co., MS being the son of John GAY & Nancy INGRAM. Julia GAY is also the right
age to be the dau July of James and Jane WATKINS.
Any help with the WATKINS/GAY family is appreciated, Dolores Dodge
PERKINS / WYNN July 19, 2011
My George PERKINS was born Feb. 24, 1782 ( possibly born in GA, but not sure) married Elizabeth WYNN. She was born
about 1792/93 in either GA or NC/SC. According to Elizabeth, they were married at Rockingham on the Pee Dee, Dec. 13, 1809.
Our best research suggests her parents were Obediah WYNN and Amy Leona 'Oney' Bolton who were in Wilkes Co., in the 1790s and
early 1800s. Oney died about 1798 and Obediah remarried and then died in 1801, he has 4 kids from Oney and one from Lucy R.
Terry, and a guardians were assigned to the various kids as the father must have had money. There are Perkins in Richmond
County in 1800 and 1810. My George is enumerated between Jacob and John so I am looking for a possible family connection.
George was drafted into W. of 1812 in Dickson Co, TN in Sept. 1814, he served in the 2nd Regt out of TN under Captain James
Craig,(who later moved to Dallas Co, AL). Where he lived after the War and before 1830 is sketchy, but his known kids born
1818 and 1824 both state born in AL. In 1830 he was found in 1830 census in Dallas Co, AL. It seems some of the Boltons
from Richmond can be found in Dallas too. He then moves to Sumter Co, AL around 1832, gets land grants in 1837 ( also Wilcox
Co), some of the daughters marry there, then in 1840 in Mobile, from 1840-1853 he was living in Mobile, but for a stint he
is in Union Parish, LA, he is enumerated in both places in 1850. He was granted a bounty land grant in Union, but died in
Mobile. His wife files for her own bounty grant starting in 1856 while living in Crockett, HoustonCo, TX, its granted in
LA also about 1860, her paper trail ends in 1859 when we suspect she dies.
My big brick wall is George and in what PERKINS family he belongs. I am hoping his marriage in Richmond is a big clue. He
had 2 known sons, John W. who married Tabitha Red/Redd, and William (not sure of spouse), daughters Nancy b. 1818, in AL
married Harvey Hayman in Sumter, A in 1835 and Rebecca b. 1824 married Joel Lewis Turner in Mobile, AL 1841. There were
either 5 or 6 daughters total, so daughters Keziah (Kizzie) , Elizabeth(Betsey), Rachael (possible marriage to Larkin
Slate?) and Mary (Polly), might have married a George M. Mc???? cant be traced. John and Nancys families move on to Texas,
Rebecca remains in Mobile until 1866 when she moves to Minnesota. I descend from Rebecca and a cousin descends from Nancy,
so both those lines are well documented.
I have more to share with anyone related to either family. Looking to connect with those who know these lines.
Sue Dixey, Aurora, IL
OWENS July 9, 2011
I am searching for the grave of the Civil War renegade Bill OWENS. I am related through Joseph and Daniel OWENS, and I
think Bill OWENS was part of this family. When my mother and aunts were children they would visit Owens, relatives in
Richmond, Anson, Moore and Montgomery counties. I was told by my 89yo Aunt that they drove by the "outlaw" grave on the
way to visit relatives in Ellerbe. She said the grave marker had a picture of the man on it. This grave was out in the
country at that time. Do you know anything about a grave of this description in Richmond County? A grave with a picture
of the man on it?
Do you know anything about the grave that my Aunt visited as a child? Thank you for any information you can provide.
Sincerely, Debbie Powell
RICHARDSON July 8, 2011
My husband's grandfather was buried in Sugar Loaf Cemetery in 1928. We have it on his death cert. and oral tradition
from his grandmother. He is not listed and probably does not have a marker since they were so poor. His name is
Jessie B RICHARDSON, b 2/27/1903 d 12-19-1928. He was so young and died of lobar pneumonia----and drinking did
not help his health!
We have driven up the Cagle Cemetery Road and seen what we think is the hill this cemetery is on but the Hunt Club
has a chain across the road and cabins built below the hill the cemetery is on. Do you know who we can ask about
getting in there and looking for his grave with a probe and maybe putting up some type of 'period correct' marker
Jim's grandmother said they took his body up the hill the cemetery on a wagon and had a terrible time getting it
up there, as it was winter and the ground was so wet and cold.
Please advise us on who can give us permission to go up the hill and search for this cemetery. There have been some
burials for kids [RICHARDSON] in the last few years so someone still knows about this small private spot.
Thank you for your time and interest! Jim & Cookie Richardson, Burlington, NC
BARBER / AMMONS / HARRIS / BRYANT July 1, 2011
I know my father's father William Richard BARBER and his wife Lena Mae AMMONS BARBER and my grandfather's father
Benjamin BARBER, wife Mary, and I see Barbers back to the start of the County but I can not connect them.
I know my great grandfather Benjamin came to East Rockingham with his children after his wife (Mary) died. She was
a BRYANT before they married and they are both buried in Moore County @ Harris' Crossroads in the Harris family cemetery.
I wanted to know about that connection and found that Will HARRIS' wife was also a BRYANT and a sister to my G-grandmother
Mary. I also found out that Benjamin's mother name was Isabella and she was listed in the Moore county census. I think
that they tie into the other Benjamin Barber that I see listed in the 1840 Richmond County Census and I would like to know
how? Regards, Richard B. Barber, Jr.
CHANCE June 25, 2011
Dear Mrs. Bridges,
The information at your Richmond County website is wonderful! However, I am facing some contradictions and am hoping
you can help. In one area, you have information about the McNair family http://www.ncgenweb.us/richmond/neilmcnair.html
and in another place information about the Gibson family http://www.ncgenweb.us/richmond/nelsongib.html
Both families make claim to Warner Chance. Now I know... there were a LOT of Warner Chance men, but both sites also use
the 1853 will of Warner Chance to make connections to his descendents.
The McNair family claims that Warner married Ann Eliza McNair (no refrence as to how they know this marriage took place)
and list Elijah Chance (who marries Harriet) as their son. Likewise, the Gibson family claims that Warner married
Sarah "Salley" Gibson, but they do not list Warner as Elijah's father. I can find the documentation for this wedding.
I can see in the will all sorts of names including a jumble of children and their spouses as well as grandchildren.
However, so far I can't figure out which tree is correct.
I am looking for the parents of Elijah Chance, born around 1811 in Richmond with a will in 1885. His wife is Harriett Gibson.
Can you help me untangle all of the Warner Chance men to decipher this mystery? Cally Rakita
ROSCOE June 20, 2011
I think I know the descendent of William Jullus ROSCOE, JR. I am a hospice volunteer helping this person find his family.
I think I have found his father Wm J ROSCOE, JR, is deceased but it may be helpful to my patient if there are other family
members with whom to connect. Generation 3 of John Roscoe See: http://ncgenweb.us/richmond/brigjacobs.htm "In Search of Brigman,
Parker, Roscoe & Jacobs" Data Submitted by Bill Brigman May 25, 2002. If you would like to investigate this further please
let me know. Carolyn Cassidy Colorado Springs, CO
GIBSON April 13, 2011
These three sons of Stephen Pate and Mary Covington GIBSON elude me. I have thought several times I had the correct John Gibson
pinned down only to find he belongs to another family. He was born c1831...anyone know which JOHN GIBSON was the son of Nathaniel and
Honor Pate GIBSON? If so, please share with me. I cannot find him past the 19 year old still living with his father in 1860.
Likewise the George GIBSON b 1868 who is a younger son...and I have Jesse GIBSON in 1900 census with Mary and sons Samuel and Willie
and his parents Mary and Stephen GIBSON. After which I can't find Jesse either! Did they all move west, or what happened to these three?
Thank you for your kindness. Zelia Cline
MORRISON / ROBERTSON March 03, 2011
I am trying to find the ship passenger list for William Morrison(b.1771 in Scotland--d 1818 Telfair Co., Ga.?).
He arrived in America in 1788. He was a farmer in Richmond Co., N.C. In 1812, he had a wife (Mary Elizabeth Cooper (b. abt 1783 England)
and 6 children. (I have confirmed the six sons known and satisified with the info. I found in the "Directory of Scots in the Carolinas",
1680-1830 by Dobson.)
I am hoping to find out
1. The passenger list and which ship he and Mary arrived in America believed to be in 1788.
2. What port they left Scotland and what port they arrived to in America ???
3. If he was involved in the Telfair Co., Ga. militia after 1812. He is reported to have died on March 18,1818 at the "Battle of
Breakfast Branch" (now part of Wilcox County, Ga.) ?
As to William ROBERTSON (b. about 1765 Scotland--d. 1790 unk.) He had a son, Thomas Marmaduke ROBERTSON (b. abt 1784 in Charleston, S.C.)
The ROBERTSONS's and MORRISON's families inner married and moved as a "group" from N.C. and/or S.C. to Telfair Co., Ga. to Lowndes Co. Ga.
and then to Marion Co., Fl.
I am hoping to find out
1. Names of ship William R. arrived on, date of arrival, etc.
Thanks Bob Sikes 204 Cedar Creek Road Palatka, Fl., 32177-6913 386-329-9358
BALDWIN February 24, 2011
Can you tell me where Stephen BALDWIN (born around 1800 ) son of Moses and Leah Jowers BALDWIN is buried in
Richmond County? He died after 1872. Any info would be appreciated. Mike Hudson
SINGLETON / MULKEY January 09, 2011
We are seeking descendants of Henry Frank SINGLETON and wife, Olive MULKEY, of Rockingham, Richmond Co. N.C.
Both are buried in the Northam Cem. Rockingham, N.C. Please contact Nelle Rowland or Bobby Reeves
JAMES S. HUGHES & NANCY A. HUGHES January 2, 2011
Looking for Descendants of James (d 1899) & Nancy Hughes (d 1882) of Richmond County, North Carolina
Filed in Cemeteries, North Carolina on Jan.01, 2011
Descendants of two people buried in Richmond County [NC] in the late 1800s
are being sought so the landowner can relocate their graves.
Riley Paving is soliciting relatives of the occupants of two graves about a quarter mile up Glider Road to the west of Camp Mackall
near the Moore County line. They now lie about 2,000 feet from U.S. 1.
The name on one headstone is James S. Hughes, born on June 23, 1813 and died Dec. 11, 1899, and the other is Nancy A. Hughes,
born Jan. 24, 1831 and died Aug. 8, 1882. Richmond County Historical Society Genealogy Committee member May McCallum said records
show the two were husband and wife.
North Carolina General Statute provides for "any person, firm, or corporation who owns land on which an abandoned cemetery
is located after first securing the consent of the governing body of the municipality or county in which the abandoned cemetery is located."
The law stipulates 30 days written notice must be given for a next of kin or descendant to come forward, and if no one does the
body must be "reinterred in a suitable cemetery."
The entity moving the graves has to bear the cost of it, and is responsible to pay up to $200 in restitution to the next of kin.
Anyone related to the James S. or Nancy A. Hughes is encouraged to contact Laurie at Riley Paving at (910) 947-5376. The company
is headquartered in Carthage.
WHERE IS "S" GIBSON CEMETERY ?? - GIBSON / BARRINGTON / HODGES / PEARCE December 18, 2010
Need specific directions to this cemetery. Think it was a home cemetery. Sent FAG photographer to get family
tombstone pictures, and he couldn't find the cemetery. Is this cemetery on "Oak Ridge Rd" out of Hamlet marked
in any way? What exactly is the name of it, S? stands for what? GPS couldn't find it...need more specifics.
I don't know where it is or if more are buried there....the only two I know are John Wesley GIBSON is the third son of
Stephen Pate GIBSON and Mary COVINGTON. His wife Lucy is the fifth child of the Rev Noah GIBSON and his wife Nancy Jane
BARRINGTON. and sister of Stephen T GIBSON also buried there. Their father is the Stephen T GIBSON buried in the S. GIBSON
cemetery with his wife Lucy Ann HODGES. This last Stephen T was the son of John GIBSON and his wife Nancy Anna PEARCE and
a brother of Nathanial who married Honor Pate. [I saw in an old Richmond history that the earliest Stephen T Gibson fell
from his barn roof or some such and was killed...members of his family lived in the same home place long after he was gone].
William Lawrence and wife Effie are here, he was son of Rev Noah ....almost everyone listed here can be identified as
this Noah's children or grandchildren. The Barrington's are his wife's folks. Since we don't know where this one is or the
S. Gibson cemetery either....could they be the same one? Stephen and Orilla GIBSON are at the S Gibson one along with
their son George. on his death certificate it says he was buried in "home cemetery". Just browsing...and trying to
make sense of all these Gibson cemeteries? Thank you, Zelia Cline
Responses to this query can be found S. Gibson Cemetery
McCORMICK / TUNSTALL / GIBSON December 12, 2010
Searching E C McCORMICK, Sr. He was married at least 3 times.
l. Mattie Belle TUNSTALLl 1918? they had one daughter, Hazel born Nov 1919, she married COLVIN, son Gerald.
2. Mary Ellen GIBSON m 1920s? had three sons, only one lived, E C McCORMIICK, Jr b April 25, 1925.died Feb 17, 1972,
buried Andersonville National cemetery, Sumter Co, GA.
3. Kathryn ? to whom he was married when he died Dec 25, 1944.
E.C. was the son of H Luther McCORMICK and his wife Sallie Kate McCORMICK. They had lived in Robeson Co, then Scotland...
Sallie was b SC. The descendants of E C McCORMICK, Jr are searching for the roots of his family.
Thank you for your kindness. Zelia Cline
HASTY November 8, 2010
I think my g-g-g-parents were Thomas and Nancy HASTY. They were probably born in Richmond County around 1800.
They married around 1820 and divorced in 1850. I am interested in their parents. Matthew Hasty had a son the right
age in the census of 1820 but that is all I have so far. Clifford Lovin
MORRISON / CAMERON / NUTTALL September 8, 2010
Trying to verify birth date of twins, Ada MORRISON NUTTALL & Ida CAMERON.
Ida never married and is buried with her parents in Eastside Cem. Rockingham, NC. (Dan M. MORRISON & Martha Jane CAMERON MORRISON)
Ada was married to Ernest B. NUTTALL, who is also buried with the above: but cannot find the burial site for Ada. There conflicts on
their birthdates in public records that range from 1871 to 1874. If any present day descendants of this family can help it will be
greatly appreciated. I am distantly related thru Martha Jane CAMERON MORRISON. John M. Maxwell
DONOHU / DONOHO / DONOHUE / ELLERBE September 2, 2010
Dear Myrtle: Trying to find family of Donohos (sp) in early 1800s Richmond/Anson Co., NC. I have John Calhoun Donohue
b. 1872; his father, John Oakley Donohue; his father was "James" married to "Catherine", supposedly from Richmond Co.
Can anyone help?? Thanks,Peggy Greer
TAYLOR August 24, 2010
I'd like to locate a Zack TAYLOR... or any Taylor who had daughters named Rachel and Mary. He would have been
born ca. 1800 for Rachel was born ca. 1826, and Mary born 1840. Would like to hear from anyone searching the TAYLOR
family line who lived around the border of Gibson (Richmond Co), NC and the Brightsville area of Marlboro Co., SC.
These border families are hard to nail down. Scotland County wasn't formed until 1899. So, that area was still
Richmond Co., NC. Thanks, Joanne Harley
HAYWOOD / TERRY August 12, 2010
Hi Myrtle, I just found your email address online. I discovered online this evening my great-grandmother,
Mary Alice Terry Haywood, is buried in Terry Cemetery on McNeill Road in Rockingham. I wondered whether
you could provide specific information about the location of the cemetery? I appreciate any information
you can share. P. Allen Gray, Jr.
PRATT / WILLIAMS / SMITH August 6, 2010
Ms. Bridges, I have enjoyed browsing your website. I have hit a brickwall with my geneology and have
become discouraged. I hope that you can help me.
My PRATT ancestors are suppose to have lived in the area of the Pee Dee RIver (possibly Anson or Richmond County)
and owned much property. I have heard there is an area called Morvin and Sneedsboro. My Great Grandmother did
not return when she was ask to come at the time of her fathers death (It is believed that her Father did not approve
of her marriage). This relative's name was Sam PRATT or William Samuel PRATT.
My Great Grandmother was Louise Jane Pratt aka Liza Jane PRATT, DOB January 8, 1850 and born in Cuthbert Georgia.
Her Father was William Pratt and Willie WILLIAMS (white/female). This info. was taken from Louise Jane Pratt's
Louise Jane PRATT married W. Gabe SMITH around 1864-1890. This couple lived and died in Alabama. I have all the
census records etc.It is believed that W. G. SMITH came from the Mississippi area. I would like very much to be
able to locate a marriage record for this couple.
I would like to locate a death record or cemetary record of Sam Pratt (William Samuel Pratt) or a marriage record
for Louise Jane Pratt Smith. ANYTHING ON THESE PRATT's WOULD BE GREAT....
Can you help me? Looking forward to hearing from you. Faye Parker Daphne, AL
CALDER/CAULDER / JORDAN July 16, 2010
I am looking for any male descendant of Andrew CAULDER/CALDER born 1846 Richmond County, NC. Father and mother
were Samuel and Catherine JORDAN CALDER. I would like to have DNA done to see if Samuel father was a CAULDER. We have
reason to believe his mother maiden name was CAULDER. Thanks,Bonnie Seiler
"PIPER DANIEL" PATTERSON June 27, 2010
Searching for any information on "Piper Daniel" PATTERSON who, according to Adm. Alex M. PATTERSON
in his "Highland Scots Pattersons of North Carolina and Related Families", lived just inside Richmond
County from Cumberland County. I want to know the names of "Piper Daniel" PATTERSON's wife and children
and any other pertinent info on him. Thank you! Steve Edgerton
BENNETT / JENKINS / ALMOND June 24, 2010
Myrtle, my ancestor is Peter BENNETT, probably born around 1760. He married John JENKINS daughter, Elizabeth and their
son (John) Jenkins BENNETT (~1800) probably married Laura ALMOND. They had 3 sons Wm, Daniel, and Jenkins and 2 daughters.
William went to Marlboro Co, S.C. and Daniel and Jenkins went to Merriweather Co., Ga. Both fought in the Civil War with
Daniel's wife ending up on Bennett's Place in Durham, N.C. with James Bennett (relationship, if any, unknown) and Jenkins
(having married Nancy ALMOND) moved to Randolph Co. Ala. Their daughter Martha was my G-Grandmother. The problem is Peter.
He is not the well documented Peter of Richmond County and I cannot find his ancestry. Do you have any suggestions as to
where I can look? Thank you. Dorothea Wilson
PANKEY / USSERY June 21, 2010
I saw on the Hiram Baldwin Cemetery listing that you were looking for directions and any recent burials.
Were you able to obtain what you needed? I am also looking for Daniel PANKEY and Jemima USSERY PANKEY.
If you have any additional information, I would certainly appreciate it. I live in Utah and plan to visit
North Carolina to do research in the fall. Thanks. Bob Johnson (801) 599-9572
HINES / WATKINS / GARRETT April 16, 2010
Capt Joseph HINES of Richmond County, b. 1798-d.1865 apparently married a WATKINS about 1820. They had a son named
Malachi Watkins HINES who was mentioned in the will of his grandfather Malachi WATKINS in 1831.
In 1837, Capt. Joseph HINES married Sarah Christian GARRETT and they had several children. Malachi Watkins HINES was living
with his father and step mother although by this time he was about 17 years old. My question is: What was the full name of
Capt. HINE'S first wife and what happened to her? Neal Cadieu
EWING / MCLENDON March 5, 2010
I am seeking information on a W.I. Ewing, son of John Ewing and Mary. W.I. Ewing is possibly William Isaac Ewing.
W.I. married Mary McLendon on Aug. 2, 1890 at her home in Steele's District, Richmond County. At that time, John Ewing
was deceased, but his wife, Mary, was living. I have found a John Ewing in the 1850 Richmond County census as a young
boy, born 1839 and in the household of Isaac and Martha Ewing. I would like to match these family members together and
find out the complete name of W.I. Ewing and what happened to him and his wife, Mary. Any information is appreciate.
Thanks. Lydia Sides
COVINGTON February 07, 2010
Wanting proof that William COVINGTON born 1720 in Maryland, buried in Cartledge Creek Cemetery
was a revolutionary patriot. Paul Covington
WALLACE / LAMB January 29, 2010
I am search for information regarding Stephen WALLACE, son of William WALLACE and Mary WALLACE. Stephen's
children are named in William WALLACE'S will. I am looking for birth, death, marriage and any other information
about Stephen and his wife Obediance LAMB. I am curious to know if OBEDIANCE LAMB was a woman of color (African
or Native American). Any information about the LAMB family would be appreciated. Thank you. Stephen Wallace. 770.995.7675
HAILEY / LAGRONE January 29, 2010
I am researching my grandfather John Hilton Hailey (b 1836, d1906, married to Nannie Lagrone) whose parents
were George Hailey (b. 1787 d. 1837, married to Elizabeth Burgess). The Hailey and Lagrone families intermarried
and moved to Noxubee Co MS and finally to east Texas. George's father was Silas Hailey, married to Keziah Medlock.
John's sisters were Martha, Sarah (married to a Cole and to a Wm Locke), Elizabeth (married to a Manning) and Mary
(married to an Adam Lagrone). I would be interested and appreciative of hearing from anyone with connections to
these families in Richmond and Anson counties. Patricia Selvaggi. 301-942-9424
BEASLEY / NORTON / PEELE January 26, 2010
I am Edward NORTON, Great-Grandson of HIRAM NORTON. I am interested in filling in two gaps in my Family Tree.
These gaps are: Rebecca BEASLEY NORTON, wife of Darling NORTON, and Eliza Jane NORTON, wife of William James PEELE.
In the years since the death of Darling NORTON, January 4, 1932, our family has been divided by distance. Our HOPE
is that your family genealogies will reveal birth/death dates for Rebecca Beasley NORTON and Eliza Jane NORTON.
My family appreciates your response. Edward Norton. (Edward passed away February 13, 2010)
GRAHAM / BUNDY January 25, 2010
Is anyone working on the huge GRAHAM family that was in Richmond Co., NC as early as 1756? They keep
showing up in my BUNDY records. There is likely a family connection here. I'm looking for information on
a John BUNDY who was in Richmond Co., NC on the 1820 & 1830 census. His (second?) wife was a lady named
Susan A. or Sussanah.. and she might well have been a GRAHAM. The records I have found put this JOHN BUNDY
dead by 1840 or so. A GRAHAM man was the executor of his estate.
Thanks Joanne Bundy Harley, New Bern, NC
LASSITER January 01, 2010
My grandmother Eva Ruth LASSITER born in 1888 had parents, John & Christian LASSITER that lived in Richmond County, NC.
John & Christian had other children, Noah, Ida May, Jack & George. That's all the info I can find on them. If you have
anything I would appreciate it. Respectfully, Ben Phillips, Atlantic Beach, FL
BEASLEY / SNEAD/SNEED December 09, 2009
I'm looking for several ancestors, but mainly information on a marriage of Dianah Beasley b.1812 d.1886. Her
father was Daniel Beasley. Or the birth certificate for her son, John E. Snead b. Oct. 30, 1836 d Oct. 1, 1886,
it should list his father and we can't find out for sure about him. How would I find this info.? They all lived
in Richmond County along with the Sneads. She supposedly married an Absalom snead in 1839, but already had this son
James E. Snead when she married him and rumor is he was from her prior husband, maybe a Daniel who was a brother
of her new husband. He obviously died between the time the will of her daddy Daniel Beasley was made Jan. 29, 1829,
since at that time he mentions Dianah in his will, although not spelled right, and Daniel Snead is a witness. Absalom
and Dianah came to Ga. and then Al. I know where James E. Snead is buried and his wife Harriet. He was a civil war
veteran and he's my grt grt granfather. He's buried in Forney, Al. I'd love to know where Absalom is buried. Also
like to have proof of who Absalom that married Dianah's father is, so I can go up the line with it. Thanks. Please
email or call Rhonda Morgan Gilreath 256-475-5388
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