Duplin County, NC

Posted Queries for November 1996 thru February 1997

m#THIGPENTHIGPEN posted by Wilton A. Thigpen, Jr. on Saturday, November 2, 1996


a#BANKSBANKSa#BATTSBATTSa#FUSSELFUSSELa#JONESJONESm#WOODWOOD posted by William E. (Bill) Batts on Wednesday, November 6, 1996

I am compiling the Batts famly tree. I have gotten some info. from a distant cousin. The oldest that I have gotten is Jesse Batts (1780+-) His son was William Hance Batts. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Also Civil War information.

a#BRITTAINBRITTAINa#BRITTONBRITTONm#MOOREMOORE posted by Grace Hedrick on Saturday, January 18, 1997

I am searching for any info on Benjamine & Rachel Britton. Benjamine b. abt 1780/1790. They had 3 sons: Owen W. Britton, b. 1826. Samuel T. Britton, b. May 1828.Andrew J. Britton b. 1831. I have followed Samuel T. and his wife, Nancy Ann Moore, to Onslow Co. I need helpgoing back to Benjamine. Any info on this family will be greatly appreciated. Grace Hedric.

m#MALLARDMALLARD posted by Jonathan A. MALLARD on Tuesday, January 21, 1997

I am trying to make a connection with my great, great, great grandfather, Elijah MALLARD (1770- 1849, and a George MALLARD (ca. 1726-1798). There appears to be two Elijah MALLARDs in Duplin County records.

m#MALLARDMALLARD posted by Jonathan A. MALLARD on Tuesday, January 21, 1997

I am trying to make a connection with my great, great, great grandfather, Elijah MALLARD (1770- 1849, and a George MALLARD (ca. 1726-1798). There appears to be two Elijah MALLARDs in Duplin County records.

a#HALLHALL posted by Jesse Hall on Thursday, February 13, 1997



Earliest known FREDERICK is Peter (b: ca. 17222/24) who is said to have had two brothers in the area as well. Peter had son Felix who married Catherine NORRIS about Jul 1776/77. They had children: William (b:1779), Nancy (b: 1780/81), Jane (b: 1782), Felix (b:1784/85), Norris (b: 1787), John (b: 1790), Patrick (b: 1792), Catharine (b: 1795), Anny (b: 1796), Jackey or John (b: 1799), James (b: 1801 - my direct relative), Thomas K. or Kenan T. (b: 180?). My direct relative James married Mary Jane HENDERSON ca 1835 and had the following children: Patrick (b: 29 Feb 1840 d: 18 Feb 1894) who married Jane ARMSTRONG, James, Elihu, Mary, Sarah, Martha and Simon Peter (b: 19 Apr 1848, d: 2 Mar 1906) who married Margaret SANDERSON (b: 16 Aug 1852, d: 16 Sep 1901 - Daughter of John and Susan SANDERSON). Simon Peter FREDERICK and Susan JOHNSON are my direct relatives.

m#MENIXMENIXm#MINICKMINICKm#MINIXMINIX posted by Thomas E. Minix on Thursday, February 13, 1997

I am searching for info on ancestors/descendants of HENRY J. MENIX/MINICK/MINIX. He is shown with wife and six children (3 males and 3 females) in 1810 census of Duplin Co. Sometime between 1810 and 1820 moved to New Hanover Co. The family less oldest daughter shown in 1820 census of New Hanover Co. Sometime in the mid/late 1830's some of the family moved to Telfair Co., GA. Looking for info on parents of Henry J., where he was prior to 1810, and if not born this county when and what ship and port of entry did he come to US. The 1820 census listed Henry J., his wife, 1 son and 1 daughter as foreigners not naturalized.Would like to communicate with anyone researching the MENIX/MINICK/MINIX families in PA-VA-NC-SC-GA.


Richard MURPHY/MURPHREY became guardian of Willis, Willie and Mary MURPHREY in 1809 Amite Co., MS, parents unknown. Richard stated in his Rev. war pension application that he was born in 1762 in Duplin Co., NC and served under a William Dixon. In the 1790 census for Sampson Co., we find Michael, Richard, Miles, William, Edward and Charles MURPHY/MURPHREY. Michael married Mary PARKER in 1778 Duplin, is the suspected son of Capt. John MURPHREY of Greene Co., NC, and Isle of Wight VA. William MURPHY/MURPHREY married Susannah Parker in 1779 (I believe that Miles Murphrey was the bondsman) The names Miles and William continue on down through our line of MURPHREY'S. Families associated with these Sampson Co., MURPHREY'S are CHESTNUTT, DARDEN, KEEN, PARKER. Would be interested in hearing from other researcher's working on these families. Would like to determine parentage of Willis (born August 19, 1792 in NC), Willie and Mary MURPHREY. Mississippi records only show guardianship records, no other mention of parents. Visit my home page: http://www.rootsweb.com/~sueskay/research.htm.

a#ADAMSADAMSm#PEACOCKPEACOCKm#SOUTHERLANDSOUTHERLAND posted by E. K. (Ken) White on Thursday, February 13, 1997

SOUTHERLAND, William b. 1810 in Duplin d. 1869 in Ga.; need info on his wife parents of William and info on first wife name unknown; he relocated to Ga. in 1840's and married Ellen Peacock in Pulaski Co. Her parents, Cullen and Polly Adams Peacock were also from NC

a#HEWITTHEWITTm#WHITEHURSTWHITEHURST posted by Shawn Hewitt on Saturday, February 15, 1997

Researching the HEWITT families of Duplin Co., NC. The earliest families I know of are those of John and Mary HEWITT and Thomas and Elizabeth (WHITEHURST) HEWITT, who were in the county by the 1760s. I suspect that John and Thomas were brothers. Have a substantial amount of information on these families and their descendants, but there are many details that need to be filled in as well. Would like to hear from anyone who has an interest in these families. Known intermarriages include surnames PITTS, WEEKS, WHITEHURST, WATSON, and WILLIAMSON, Descendants of John and Mary include include John, Thomas, and Sarah (m WEEKS); children of son John are believed to be Rigdon, Ellenor, Willett, Desire (m, MITCHELL), and Dempsey.

a#BRINSONBRINSONm#SHEPPARDSHEPPARD posted by Deborah Rayfield on Friday, February 21, 1997

BRINSON,Mathew b.1789 Duplin Co NC and d.1861 Shelby Co TX Parents reported to be Adam BRINSON II and Mary SHEPPARD. Mathew moved on to Georgia where two daughters were born (Martha and Susan) then on to Al. where Matthew J, Adam John, Mary Ann, Nancy, Jane., and Elizabeth were born. Matthew J m. Louisa JOHNSON, dau. of Middleton Tate JOHNSON. He migrated to Shelby Co Tx in Jan. 1838. Need info on his parents and his wife. She might have been a McLemore.

a#FOWLERFOWLERm#RICKLEYRICKLEYm#RILEYRILEY posted by Gary Wray on Friday, February 21, 1997

There was a Daniel FOWLER born abt 1747 in Duplin Co. NC who married Elizabeth RICKLEY; this union produced a son John I. FOWLER. If any of these names are familiar or any one is researching these Fowler lines I would appreciate being contacted - it concerns a DAR membership.

a#HENDERSONHENDERSONm#STRONGSTRONG posted by Linda Allred Cooper on Friday, February 21, 1997

I'm looking for James and Mary HENDERSON who were in Duplin County in the early 1700's. Information from deeds mention a Henderson Landing and Henderson Creek that may have been named after them. If you have any information on this family, please contact me. I'll be glad to share what I have also. snail mail: P.O. Box 415, Pittsboro, NC 27312

a#BISHOPBISHOPa#COXCOX posted by Nathan Bishop on Sunday, February 23, 1997

Looking for info. on BISHOP family. Asa Bishop, Thomas Bishop, William Bishop before 1820s. Also, COX family. Eli Cox, before the 1820s.

a#JONESJONESm#ODUMODUM posted by Jones on Sunday, February 23, 1997

Looking for info related to the William Kuhn Jones family, from the Swansboro/Hubert area AND Eva P. Odum.

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