Duplin County, NC

Surname Registry, Queries and Index, in 2006

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March 2006


by Email: Thomas Davis registered this surname on March 27, 2006

April 2006


by Email: Victor Swindell
  • Personal Web Page: Swindell Family Web Site registered this surname on Thursday April 06, 2006


    by Email: Victor Swindell
  • Personal Web Page: Swindell Family Web Site registered this surname on Thursday April 06, 2006

    May 2006

    I am looking for ancestors from Duplin county North Carolina
    Theopolis Nichols
    Born Jan 6,1808
    Duplin Co ?
    Died 2/11/1881 Bulloch County Georgia
    He was married 1838 in bulloch co, ga and first child born the following year we are not sure what year he came to georgia so it was at least before 1838 We are also related to the Hendrix from duplin county
    Sarah Nichols married
    John Qunicy Hendrix 3/18/1848 whos grand parents Parent of Wiley P Hendrix Daniel Hendrix 1769 NC-2/5/1833 Bulloch County Mother of Wiley P. Hendrix Mary Bowen 1773 Duplin County NC
    Any info will be welcome
    Julie N. Strickland
    My name is
    Julie Nichols Strickland
    294 Beulah Road
    Midway,Ga 31320
    Julie N. Strickland
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    I am searching for the parents and siblings of Mary "Polly" Bowden who was born In Duplin Co. about 1799. She married John Carr (born May 22, 1795 in Duplin) on Dec. 20, 1821 in Duplin Co. Numerous children - Euphemia Elizabeth (my great grandmother), Robert Dickson Carr,Magnolia, Mary Campbell, Adella Jane, Susan M., John Herring, Sarah Ann, Nancy, James Bryan, Florida I., and Benjamin Bowden. Any help with Polly's parents would be appreciated. Julian Byrd

    June 2006

    Researching the following surnames:

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    William Snipes

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    Dixon/Dickson Harrell

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    Gail Dixon Buchanan OR
    Gail Dixon Buchanan

    July 2006

    I don’t know how accurate my information is. I have Kinchen Turnage (abt 1794 – aft. 1860) married Matilda Rasberry (abt. 1808 – aft. 1880) abt. 1830 Greene County. I have their children listed as:
    1. Emanuel Turnage Sept. 10, 1831 (?)
    2. Zacharian Turnage
    3. James Turnage
    4, Mary Catherine Turnage July 6, 1841 (?)
    5. Caroline Turnage * abt. 1844
    6. Charles Turnage abt. 1848
    7. Buckner Thomas Turnage abt. 1849
    8. Frances Turnage (male) abt 1852
    9. William Edward Turnage March 1853
    * my husband’s direct line. I found on the 1860 Census that 4. Mary Catherine was listed as Catherine C. Turnage. Also on the 1910 Census, Caroline Turnage was listed as a widow with the last name Turnage, living with her daughter Ellen and son-in-law Christopher C Pearson. I don’t understand how she could be a widow and still have her maiden name in the 1880, 1910 and 1920 Census. I appreciate any help you can give me.
    Thank you
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    Mary Harrison

    I am requesting anyone who has knowledge of a birth record, church record or some type of legal record showing William Maxville Gilstrap, born September 10, 1805 in Duplin County, NC, to Lewis Wiley Gilstrap and Elizabeth Maxwell Gilstrap. Any help you can give me would be very much appreciated.
    June Scarbrough
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    June Scarbrough

    Kennedy (all spellings - Canada, Canady, Canaday, Kenedy, Kennedy)
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    Alice Kennedy Lee

    August 2006

    I am looking for anyone with ties to Bristo Ireland and his mother Esther. I have information that Eliza Ireland gives in a deposition that Ester was her slave/nurse. Bristo died shortly after the Civil War. Esther listed her postal address as Faison, Duplin Co., NC. Anyone with any ties and/or information on this family please get in contact with me.

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    Debra Ireland

    Scanned copies of the deposition will be forthcoming shortly!

    The surname I am researching is GROVES (sometimes spelled Grover, Grove, Graves, Grose). There has been a GROVES in Duplin Co. since 1807, documented in tax lists. My surnames include:

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    Wanda Groves


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    A. Dale Boyd
    A. Dale Boyd
    postal address: 4186 Rivermont Dr., Evans, GA 30809

    Looking for any information on three generations of LEE men, James W. Lee b abt 1810, John Lee b abt 1780, and Josiah Lee b abt 1760. All reported to be from Duplin/Pender/New Hanover County area.

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    Don Quick

    Family name HALL
    The Hall family came from SE Scotland in the early middle 1700s ? and eventually settled in HALLSVILLE.

    They owned a naval stores (pine) plantation and had at least 28 slaves.

    The plantation was burned down during one of the Northern raids on the Wilmington Weldon Railroad 1863/64 ?

    Ancestors include:
    Thomas Hall, B 1730 D 1764
    William Hall B ? D 1825
    Nicholas Hall B 11/3/1787 D 4/7/1861
    See also Catherine Kinnear B 3/2/92 D 6/30/1872
    Thomas Hall B 1/11/1820 D 9/10/1874
    Joseph Nicholas Hall B 5/12/1851 8/22/1919

    He moved around 1900 to Pacolet, SC and thence to Union, SC and from then on, the Halls lived in the area of Greenwood, SC.

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    Bob and Penny Hall
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    September 2006

    Brothers Henry Land and John Land married sisters Easter Fountain and Rutha Fountain. The brothers are Patriots of the Revolutionary War. The Land brothers and their wives came from Duplin County to Georgia in the mid 1780's and settled in Burke County. I am seeking documentation of Henry's marriage to Easter. I need info of any Land families or Fountain families in Duplin County, NC. Thank you for any direction or help you can send my way!

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    E Kemper

    I need this information listed below can you help me?
    ROOTSWEB: Titled: Darden Family; contact: Chris Thomas, eat 1214 @ mail.cell.edu; updated 8-29-2001. (I found this by inserting the name “Faison Shaw”; then went to his Pedigree;& Family Tree):
    MARK SHAW, married EDNEY SHAW, had 2 sons: **** (See also: photo with caption, “MARK & EDNA”, Shaw servants, in the Wallace newspaper article re Dr./Lt Col Elias Faison Shaw).
    GUION SHAW, 1st m. Lizzie Shaw; 2nd, on 9-11-1890, in Lenoir Co., m. Jane Faison Shaw, and they had 13 ch. (I did not copy those children).
    ESSEX SHAW, m. Caroline Shaw, & they had 9 children: Isham Shaw; Faison Shaw, b. 9-23-1899 & m. Annie Lee Woods Shaw, b. 8-27-1902; Rufus Shaw; Robert Shaw; Sallie Shaw, b. 8-27-1888, d. 10-3-1986; Annie Shaw; Aaron Shaw, d. 6-23-1969, m. Maude _?_; Willie Shaw; Eugene Shaw, m. Mittie Pippin Shaw.
    There was a picture in an 1975 article published in Pender County newpaper about Elias Faison Shaw. It contained a photo of Mark and Edna, but my copy is very poor.

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    Pam Footman

    I am looking for information on the Strickland family. Jacob married Lamer Lucretia Pitts. He is the son of Matthew and Ann Braswell. She was the daughter of John Pitts. I'm looking for info on the Pitts family. Ive been told his father John married Elizabeth Basse daughter of John and Keziah Tucker. So I'm also looking for info on the Basses and Tuckers.

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    Lisa Cook-Gordon

    October 2006

    Can anyone provide any information and documentation to the following query?
    William owned land in Duplin Co., NC according to the GENEALOGY OF THE FOLSOM FAMILY by Elizabeth Folsom, Vol. II. According to this book land records in NC prove that he was in Duplin Co., NC. I did find the will of Isaac but the problem is that this Isaac's will names five daughters, no sons. She is trying to find the documentation for her Colonial Dames papers.
    Any help and/or guidence greatly appreciated!

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    Vivian Gordon

    I come from the Ward / Kornegay families. John Ward and Roxy Kornegay about 1790's. Are there any contacts in Duplin Co.
    Andrew Bryan Ward
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    Andrew Bryan Ward

    November 2006

    My great grandmother was Sarah Jane Lanier, from Duplin County. She was married to John Wesley Evans. Her father, Joseph James Lanier, was married to Martha Dixon Churchwell. I have his Civil War Records that listed him as born in 1832. He died in 1896. I have found him living as an overseer in the home of David Churchwell in 1860 and before that 1850 in the home of Bird (Byrd) Lanier as a laborer. I believe he may have been in New Hanover County before that working as a tailor, but his birthplace is always given as Duplin County. I can't find his parents. Can you be of help? Thank you very much.

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    Virginia Elson

    I am researching the following names:

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    Susan Prince

    My Hollingsworth family starting with Stephen Hollingsworth, son of Henry Hollingsworth, son of Valentine, was born in Chester co., Pennsylvania.
    First moved to Maryland, where he served as a Magistrate.
    then obtained a land grant of 471 acres on the Shenandoah River in Virginia..and in 1746, had 600 acres in New Hanover co. on Muddy Creek..
    Most of the Hollingsworth family stayed in the Duplin, Sampson area..
    Henry Hollingsworth married Mary Murray
    James Hollingsworth married Mary Thomas
    These 2 stayed in North Carolina
    Zebulon, Valentine and Timothy..moved south to Georgia in 1770.
    Stephen Hollingsworth and Anne Robinson died sometime between 1748 and 1750.
    Just thought I'd share..Jackie Purdy, Shingle Springs, CA.

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    Jonathan Fryar/Fryer came to Duplin county, before the Revolution.
    Not sure but some say it was from Vermont or Connecticut.
    Jonathan married Elizabeth ?
    Lived on Six Run..
    Mary Polly Fryar married William Moore
    William Fryar married Molsey Gregory (this is my line)
    Frances (Fannie) Fryar married Samuel Bloodworth
    Elizabeth Fryar married Thomas Thomson
    Edith Fryar married James Banks
    Charity Fryar married Lewis McCallop

    Some new information just received is that in the will of Charity Hollingsworth Caison/Cason, Charity mentions Jonathan Fryar as her son in law.
    The only information I have ever had was that Jonathan's, wife was Elizabeth (No last name).. Who is this daughter of Charity Hollingsworth and Cannon Caison/Cason???
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    My family in NC Duplin are as follows:

    Peter BARBARIE, Jr. (b. ca 1751 NC d. bef Oct 1783 in Duplin NC will of 1781 wife Margaret or Margrett Pege or Peggy, last name unknown
    They lived in Bertie Co. until 1778 or 1779 when they moved to Duplin.

    Allen J. BARBREY b. ca 1775 in Bertie Co., d. 15 May 1853 in Sampson Co. m. Rhoda Ann SMITH ca 1797. They had 12 children: Peter, Nancy, Janet, William Allen, Margaret Jane, Catherine, Ollen, Gabriel, Susan Ann, Allen B., Rhoda Ann, and Martha Jane.

    John J. BARBARY b. ca 1778 in Duplin Co., d. bef. 1850 in Sullivan Co. TN, was married to Unknown, and they had six children:
    Quimbeau (b. ca 1800),
    Margaret, (b. ca 1803),
    Kitsy, Emily, Allen (b. ca 1814),
    and Samuel Smithwick (b. ca 1815)
    were all born in Sampson County, NC. His second wife, Mary POPE b. ca 1795 in Sampson Co. NC,d. ca 1830, Washington Co., VA.
    Mary POPE had a brother Redman POPE, b. Sampson County.
    They had 6 children of whom
    Redman BARBRE (b.1818),
    Serena (b.ca 1819)
    Caltha (b. ca 1821),
    Absobeth (b. ca 1823),
    and Alpha (b.ca 1826)
    were probably all b. Sampson, NC.
    The remaining child,
    Thomas, was b. in 1829 in Washington Co., VA.
    Redman Barbre and Serena with their parents lived at some point in Hall's Dist, Sampson, NC,
    Sallie J. Barbary b. bef. 1781 Duplin Co. and know nothing more about her.

    I have no clue to Martha Peggy's last name, but all those J's in her children's names may be a clue.

    I would be very grateful for any kind of help on these people who have had their last names spelled in as many as 15 different ways.

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    Pat Alexander

    Hi folks, need some help because I'm really stuck. My G-G-Grandparents were John Pope and Annie Carr or Polly Kerr. I have the death certificate of their daughter Mary and it says her mother was Annie Carr. The genealogy book on William Taylor of Duplin/Sampson Co NC states her name Polly Kerr. That is my problem. Is the surname Carr or Kerr? I am descended from John Thomas Pope and Mary Elizabeth Beasley. John Thomas was the son of John Pope and Annie Carr/Polly Kerr. Annie/Polly was born abt 1810. I still don't know who her parents are, my great aunt thought it may be Jonathan Carr. I found a Polly Carr born about the right time but she married a Bannerman. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Also, (since I'm already begging), I need to know the parents of Julia Carter who married Isaac Teachey. Both raised in Duplin/Sampson Counties, NC and born abt 1815. Also my G-G-Grandparents.

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    Ike O

    Looking for anything on a Edward Jones, born 1790 in Duplin Co. wife named Mary Jones, no maiden name. Had 2 sons John W. Jones, born 1828, and Harold Blackmore Jones. Edward would be my GGG-GRANDFATHER & MARY, GGG-GRANDMOTHER.
    David Jones

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    George Washington Dunn and wife Susan Lassiter came to Duplin Co. in the mid 1860's with their boys Henderson Boyette, Moses Jackson, Preston Union and Doctor Benjamin.
    If you have photo's of any of the above people or their children or grandchildren please send a copy to me for my personal records at winoaks@earthlink.net or Mike and Diane to be published to show record of the Dunn Heratige on this DuplinNC Web site.
    The Sandlins, Jones, Blalocks and Sullivans were here before the Dunns.
    I would like to see how each one, with a photo or portrait, looked.
    I always say my Dad, his brothers and my son got their tall stature from the Dunn's. A photo of my Gr.Grandmother Martha Sullivan shows how she towered over my Gr. Grandfather Henderson Dunn at 5'-10".
    I have visited some Sullivan's in Duplin County who were very tall.
    Some of the had short mothers like me and didn't make 6'-0".
    My Dad was the shortest Dunn in his family at 6'-2"

    Thank you very much
    David B. Dunn
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    When I started my research I was given the info that Absalom Strickland listed in the Duplin 1790 census was my 5ggrandfather and that the Jesse Strickland who married an Elizabeth Shuffield/Sheffield in Duplin in 1825 was my 3rdggrandfather. However, after much research I found that Jesse stayed in Duplin until his death, found in 1830-1860 Duplin census. After more research and talking to many people I believe that my line goes back via Sampson County to a Jesse Strickland that appeared in the 1830 Sampson census, p188-21, and the 1820 Sampson census, p308-8.

    Over the years I have posted several queries regarding the different Jesse Strickland and have received very few replies. However, if anyone has info regarding the Jesse Strickland I mentioned in Sampson County it would be very helpful. A Daniel Strickland directed me to the Sampson County Stricklands and the one I found in the 1820 & 1830 census matches the Jesse Strickland I am looking for with only 1 or 2 differences in the children. Have not been able to locate his father but Daniel thinks his Grandfather was William Strickland whose wife's name was Sarah. We know via DNA that we connect back to the Mathew Strickland in Isle of Wright, VA.

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    Malcom Strickland

    December 2006

    This is about my G-G-G-Grandfather, William Irvin Rayner. He was a farmer who enlisted for the war at Lower Black River, and mustered into service on June 13, 1861 at Wilmington, NC at the age of 30. He served in Co E 18th NC infantry. (Confederate) Detailed as a nurse at Camp Winder Hospital, Richmond Virginia. He got sick himself in March of 1863 and was Hospitalized in Richmond, Virginia and died there on April 1, 1863.He is buried there in Richmond where he died and to this day Iv'e not been able to locate his grave. Can any body help?

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    Lance Turner

    Can anyone help???
    I'm looking for more information about our Esq. John Scott, Attorney in St. Andrews Parish, Brunswick Co., Virginia. He came there in 1736 from Gr-Britain. We don't know if he married in England, Ireland or Scotland, or if he married after arriving in Virginia. (We have looked and looked for his Wifes' name)
    His Children were
    (1.) Robert Scott Born: abt: 1736?? in Va., N.C.
    (2.)John Scott, Jr., B:1748 and Died abt: 1792-1793 in Halifax Co., Va., and married Dicey Moon.(8 children).
    (3.) William Scott B: Abt: 1740 ?, and D: Abt: 1779. He married Rebecca Lea Brown. (7 children.)
    (4.) Mary Scott B: ??, and married James McFarland.
    (5.) Catherine Scott, B: Abt: 1742, and D: Abt: 1809 in Caswell Co. N.C. She married The Rev. Hugh McAden and they had abt. 8 children or more, some being born in Duplin, N.C., and then moved to Caswell Co., N.C. We believe them both and our John Scott to be buried at Red House Presb. Church Cemetery, in unmarked graves.
    (6.) Jean Scott B: Abt: 1754 ??, and married to Samuel Cunningham (From John's will). They had 2 Children, John and Hannah Cunningham).
    (7.) (Jane??) Scott B: ?? and married David Logan. (Maybe from Cubs' Creek near Brunswick Va.) They had 3 children, David B:1737--Catherine Abt. 1738--and Mary Hannah, Abt: 1739, all 3 prob. born in Lunenburg, Va.
    Esq. John Scott is my 6xGr-Grand Father. He died abt: 1781.
    His will is dated June 16, 1781, and he died in Caswell Co., N.C. He owned land on the Meherrin River in Va., and land in Halifax and Lunenburg, Co's. and stretching on down into Person Co. N.C. (Does anybody out there know who his Wife was?) We have looked soooo long. Esq. John Scott, Sr. had a Sister named Jane Scott who married James Cunningha, They had 3 Boys, named James, William and John Cunningham. I believe these Cunninghams and Logans to be from Cubs' Creek near Brunswick, Va. They were Quakers who came down into Virginia from William Penn's Colony in Pennsylvania. James Logan was the Mayor of Penn's Colony in Pa.

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    Vivien Peterson
    Registered on December 13, 2006

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    Mike Cooper

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