Duplin County, NC

Posted Queries for July thru August 2001


I'm looking for information on the Bishop's of Duplin County. Robert Bishop d. 1831 m. Mary Southerland d. 1846. Their son Robert Bishop m. Sarah Kenedy 1803. Robert (d. 1831) had a daughter Nancy who married Thomas Kennedy (Canaday) Robert and Sarah had a daughter Malsey who married John E. Hussey. Edia Murray m. Owen Bishop. Both buried in the Riley Murray Bishop Cemetery outside Magnolia. Riley Murray Bishop was married to Elizabeth Smith d/o John Smith and Rachael Sutton. Son William Riley Bishop married Irene Pearl Faison, children: William, Jr., Eula May (both died of typhoid fever) James Henry m. Ellen Dail, Owen Smith Bishop m. Idell Dixon. Any information on these families much appreciated. Thanks.


Searching for information on on my Joel JOHNSTON and Temperance GREEN Married in Duplin Co. Aug 21,1777. Temperance is believed to be dau. of Thomas Green of Duplin County. Joel and Temperance live in Duplin and Sampson Counties from time of marriage until ca. 1820. Don't know what happened to them after that. Siblings of Temperance are believed to be: John, Reuben, Lott and Patsy. Certainly could be others. Any information is appreciated.

a#BURTONBURTONa#JAMESJAMES posted by Ken Burton on Thursday, July 26, 2001

Looking for information on the Burton Family that lived in the Cypress Creek Area (Sloan), Duplin County, Hosea, John,Thomas H. and Watson. Also John L. James who married Hosea Daughter. Thanks


I'm researching the family of Thomas THORNTON. I'm looking for his wife's last name and where he came from - was it VA or was he born in NC? Thomas THORNTON, Sr. was born 1719 - 1721 in Virginia or North Carolina, and died before July 16, 1777 in Duplin County, North Carolina. He married Martha P. before 1742 in Virginia or North Carolina. Children of Thomas Thornton and Martha are:

1. Herod THORNTON, born 1742 - 1744 in North Carolina; died 1821 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia.

2. Thomas THORNTON, Jr., born 1744; died before May 05, 1832. He married Joanna.

3. Nathaniel THORNTON, born circa 1746 in Johnston County, North Carolina; died December 08, 1821 in Sampson County, North Carolina.

He married Millie ELDRIDGE 1774 in Sampson County, North Carolina; born 1753 in Sampson County, North Carolina.

4. John THORNTON, Sr., born August 31, 1749; died Bet. 1806 - 1807. He married Agnes HILL September 01, 1767 in Sampson County, North Carolina; born March 26, 1746 in Sampson County, North Carolina.

5. Benjamin THORNTON, born Bet. 1756 - 1765; died Bef. May 1823 in before age 25.. He married Sarah KENDRICKS March 1815 in Or 1 Oct 1763. Not sure about Benjamin being Thomas' son.

I have this bit of information from someone and am wondering if Thomas was born in Johnston Co. December 11, 1750, Thomas THORNTON (of Johnston County) bought 200 acres of land in Duplin County "on One of the branches of Cohary." 150 acres of this land was sold by Thomas THORNTON to John TEELE in 1756, who then sold the same 150 acres to Herrod THORNTON in 1759. Then in 1765 Herrod THORNTON sold this same 150 acres to Thomas THORNTON. The deed stated "Herrod THORNTON had moved from Duplin County to Johnston County (where he resided at the time of this deed) and was selling his former home." Herrod paid 35 pounds in 1759 and received 40 pounds for the same property in 1765. [975.6 P 485, Peterson, Abstracts Sampson - Duplin Deeds, 1750-1774, Pages 10, 56, 96.] On April 11, 1765, Herrod THORNTON bought 200 acres of land in Johnston county. [975.6 H 373, Haun, Johnston County, NC abstract books A-1, B-2, etc, 1759-1771, #22.] I welcome any correspondence. Marcine Lohman, c

a#HINESHINESm#TUCKERTUCKER posted by Thelma Peters on Monday, August 6, 2001

Tucker, Hines Looking for the families of William and Edney Hines Tucker. These children are My GGrandfather (family I no) Calvin Tucker born 1837 died Civil July 1864. His two brothers families Needham born 1840. William born 1844 and Zilphia 1846. Also looking for Info on who Edney Hines Tuckers parents She was born in 1810. Thelma Ezzell Peters

a#BUDDBUDDa#HEATHHEATHa#JARMANJARMANm#MARTINMARTIN posted by Nancy Thomas on Wednesday, August 8, 2001

mark heath was born in duplin co, around 1797. jane elizabeth HEATH one of his children was also born in duplin co. jane elizabeth HEATH born 5-17-1827 married greene budd. they had one child elexer budd born 1869. bertie iola MARTIN married charlie robert JARMAN in duplin co. in 1911. BERTIE IOLA MARTIN parents were JAMES EDWARD MARTIN/FERRIBY HEATH. SPELLING MAYBE INCORRECT ON FERRIBY AS ALL I CAN FIND IS A NAME. IT COULD BE FARBY OR FARABIE.

a#HURSTHURST posted by G.A. Hurst on Saturday, August 11, 2001

HURST, Andrew Jackson (1777-1832) I would like information on Andrew Jackson Hurst specifically parents names. A.J. Hurst was a NC state representative for Duplin County. Any information would be appreciated.

a#EZELLEZELLa#EZZELLEZZELLa#GAVINGAVINm#STRICKLANDSTRICKLAND posted by Roseana Jarrett on Wednesday, August 15, 2001

Lovet "love" Ezell-Ezzell wife Ellen Strickland father Richard Strickland.Cullin Ezzell,Daniel Newton Ezell wife Susan A. Gavin,Mikel Ezzell wife sarah. Lovet born 1826 Ellen born 1830 marr.May 6 1847.Looking for any info on these people.They go back as far as my 4th great.I have some family hist. on most of them.Such as children.

a#BARNETTBARNETTm#POTTERPOTTERm#QUINNQUINNm#THIGPENTHIGPEN posted by Lisa Quinn Kattner on Wednesday, August 15, 2001

I am researching the surname QUINN, I've gotten as far back as George Franklin Quinn born 5/4/1861 in Trent Twshp, Lenoir Cty married to Nannie Potter. Was a share cropper in Duplin county, died 1/5/1925. I'm trying to find his parents, possibly George and Nancy - census info is questionable. Other relatives include Barnett and Thigpen.

a#BONEYBONEYa#BROOKSBROOKSm#SHEFFIELDSHEFFIELD posted by D.H. Bell on Friday, August 24, 2001

Does anyone have information about the ancestors of William Andrew BROOKS (1828-1908) who lived near the Island Creek area of Duplin County? He married twice, to a Sarah BONEY and also to a ? SHEFFIELD.

a#GROVERGROVERa#GROVESGROVESa#KELLYKELLY posted by Wanda Groves Kohlmann on Sunday, August 26, 2001

Researching the GROVES, sometimes spelled GROVER, family of Magnolia NC. Joseph Groves was born in 1793 in ?Jones Co. and arrived in Duplin Co. at age 13, without parents or wife. He owned no land. Searching for name of his wife and his first female child born prior to 1813. Other children were: Joseph Groves Jr.; William Kelly Groves & John Kelly Groves.

a#HALLHALL posted by Virginia Hall Pharr on Monday, August 27, 2001

I am looking for my gggrandfather John Hall. MY only information is he was in Halifax Co.,Va.in 1797 until his death in ca.1822. His oldest son was born in 1782.(Pleasant). I can only guess at his age from the birth of his son. I feel he came to Va. from Onslow Co.,NC or Duplin. Looking for any slight clue.Plenty of information to share after 1797.

a#BESTBESTa#GRAHAMGRAHAMa#HOBBSHOBBS posted by Regina Summerville on Tuesday, August 28, 2001

I am researching the BEST family that originated in Duplin county but later moved to Sampson county. His name is Daniel T. BEST and is the direct descendant of his mother's slaveowner George BEST. Daniel BEST married Sarah GRAHAM and they had 12 children. I am looking for anyone that may be connected to the white BEST family that owned Daniel and his mother. If you are related to a George BEST (born abt. 1790 and died in Jan 1863) married to Elizabeth HOBBS please contact me so that we can exchange information. I realize that researching black and white families at the same time can be touchy but if you have any information that would be useful, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks. Regina Summerville