Duplin County, NC

Posted Queries for March 1997


Searching for information on Benjamin Jefferson BRADSHAW who may have lived in Duplin County in the mid to late 1800's. His mother may have been Parthenia BRADSHAW and they may have lived in the home of Hubbard Edmundson as a seamstress and a laborer. Jan Norwood

a#GARRISONGARRISON posted by Phil Luke on Sunday, March 2, 1997

Looking for any information on the GARRISON family of Duplin County. Would like to know where GARRISON Spring is located.

a#BOYETTEBOYETTEa#GOREGOREa#GUYGUY posted by Sharon A. Bowen on Sunday, March 2, 1997

I am looking for the parents of John A. GUY who married Jeney BOYET, 28 February 1832, in Warsaw, Duplin Co., NC. They had DAniel GUY, DOB 19 May 1850, in Warsaw, Duplin Co.,NC. The bondsman on this marriage record reads a David BOYETTE. They also had a Betty August 1867 in Duplin Co., NC. Betty GUY married a ? TURNER, date unknow. Any help would be appreciated.

a#HENDERSONHENDERSON posted by Emma Lee Jones on Sunday, March 2, 1997

I am researching Robert HENDERSON b 1820 North Carolina married Elizabeth?, 1844. b 1822. Can anyone help find maiden name, or any info would be greatly appreciated.


HILL family: Looking for information on THOMAS B> HILL and wife, JAKEY/JACA STEPHENS. JAKEY born circa 1805 and apparently married HILL, then ??WILKINS, then John C. M. JUSTICE. Looking for any and all information!!! I believe there was a son from the HILL marriage and he attended Richlands Academy. Ancestors of JAKEY greatly appreciated. Dates of any and all marriages also appreciated! Descendants of Thomas B. Hill may be or help in backtracking!

a#EVERSEVERSa#HICKSHICKSm#MILLSMILLS posted by James R. Strickland on Sunday, March 2, 1997

MILLS, James, born in NC married Rebecca HICKS. Their children were Sarenna MILLS b abt 1766 in Duplin Co. NC, married John Evers, Jr. Jan 10, 17886 i nDuplin Co.

m#SANDERSSANDERS posted by Dale Boyd on Sunday, March 2, 1997

My earliest known SANDERSON is John SANDERSON, born 5 Sep 1822, died: ?, married Susan Johnson on 8 Aug 1849 in Duplin Co. Bondsman for the wedding was Lewis SANDERSON. John was bondsman for Lewis' wedding to Ann J. KENNEDAY on 9 Jan 1850. Jahn and Susan SANDERSON have the following children in 1860/1870: Mary A., Margaret, Martha A,., John W., Elizabeth, and Julia. John was a CSA veteran who served in the 66th NC Inf. He is buried outside Magnolia in a samll family cemetery with his daughter and her husband, Simon Peter FREDERICK.

m#STRICKLANDSTRICKLAND posted by J. Strickland on Sunday, March 2, 1997

Seeking information on the wife and children of William STRICKLAND who lived in Edgecombe/Halifax area from the 1730's until 1770 when he sold his property and disappeared. William was the son of Matthew STRICKLAND Jr. and Ann BRASWELL I think he might have relocated to Duplin/Sampson or Bladen County around 1770/1771.

a#CHANCECHANCEa#GIBBONSGIBBONSm#ROBINSONROBINSON posted by Paul Chance on Sunday, March 2, 1997

Looking for information on John GIBBONS in Duplin County, Apr. 1786. I think that John and Eliz. followed Joseph CHANCE to St. Clair, IL, about 1788. They traveled to IL via KY. I am attempting to find info on Eliz. who was Joseph's mother. His father died when he was young. We believe that Eliz's maiden name may have been ROBINSON. urname

a#LANIERLANIERm#MILLSMILLS posted by Charlie W. Skipper on Friday, March 7, 1997

I am looking for any information on the BENJAMIN LANIER family that lived in this area of N.C. prior to the American Revolution. Any information will be appreciated. I descend from a daughter of Benjamin who married ARCHIBALD MILLS after the LANIER family moved to Georgia. Will be glad to share what I have. Thanks a million.

a#ASKEWASKEW posted by Marie Fain on Saturday, March 8, 1997

ASKEW - Seeking information on Aaron ASKEW, b. abt. 1790 in NC. He may have been in either Bertie County or Duplin County. Aaron married Lovey ??? abt. 1812. He left NC and went to TN then AL where he died after 1860. He was a Baptist minister. Will be glad to exchange information. Sincerely, Marie Holden Fain

m#VININGVINING posted by Cathy Wood Osborne on Saturday, March 8, 1997

Looking for person who was interested in my VINING/NICHOLS connection. William VINING patented land 23 Apr 1762 Duplin Co. Is he the same William VINING who m. Phebe NICHOLS 18 Oct 1723 Marblehead MA?

a#BOONBOONa#HERRINGHERRING posted by Carmelita Walker on Sunday, March 9, 1997

Need parents of Henry HERRING & Penicie Jane Boon(E) who married about 1838-40. Several children b. NC, several b. GA and several in Madison Co., FL. Can't locate them in 1850 or before. Family rumors say they came from Duplin, Sampson, or New Hanover Co. NC

a#JUSTICEJUSTICE posted by Glenda Combs on Sunday, March 9, 1997

Am looking for John CM or MC Justice born abt 1815 mrd to Jakey Wilkens Stevens Hill lived in Onslow Co., NC.

a#DUNNDUNNa#FAULKNERFAULKNERm#MEEKSMEEKS posted by Sister Mary Francis Cates on Sunday, March 9, 1997

I am looking for info on my great, great grandfather Tobis FAULKNER b. 1795 in N.C. believed to have married a DUNN. Migrated to Haywood Co., TN d. in 1853. Had a son named George Washington FAULKNER, a son named Amos FAULKNER, a daughter named Hariett FAULKNER m. MEEKS. a daughter named Catherine FAULKNER and a daughter named Lidy FAULKNER. He is believed to be the son of William FAULKNER who descends from "Old" James FAULKNER from Duplin or Dobbs Counties.


m#MCDOWELLMCDOWELL posted by Richard C. McDowell on Monday, March 10, 1997

I am searching for more information on McDowell. The current information that I have came from a distant cousin in Iowa who attributed his information to a now deceased aunt.

Husband: William McDowell
Wife: Unknown
Son: James b. 1776, Duplin Co, m. Susanna Gainey, d. 1821 Lawrence Co, IN
Son: William b. 1787, Duplin Co, m. Anna Herrin, 09-Dec-1811, d.1830 Lawrence Co, IN
Son: John Templeton b. 1788, Duplin Co, m. Destimony (aka Desbermona) Herrin, 1813, d. 10-Nov-1875, Blandensburg, IA (my gg grandfather)

I noted from the Duplin Co. history page, "The Scotch-Irish arrived in 1736 from Ulster, Northern Ireland with Henry McCulloch a wealthy London merchant...", "...Scottish Highlanders who came from the upper Cape Fear region, were among the earliest settlers to the area." Do you have information as to who arrived with McCulloch in 1736? Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
Richard C. McDowell

a#DICKSONDICKSONa#DIXONDIXON posted by Donna Masterson on Monday, March 17, 1997

I am looking for info on Robert Dickson, b. abt 1745-50 in Duplin Co. He sold 250 acres of land to James Hollingsworth, May 20, 1765. The land was located on the east side of the northeast branch of Cape Fear River on Muddy Creek and Brier Branch.

Do you have any info on who his parents were and if they came from Ireland?

a#FORTNERFORTNERm#POWELLPOWELLm#STOKESSTOKES posted by Ann Davis on Monday, March 17, 1997

Looking for data on Everett POWELL (b. ca. 1815), marr. Mary Ann STOKES - nee FORTNER. Lived Albertson's township, Duplin Co. by 1850 until after 1870, Came from Sampson Co. Need any cemetery information in this district, so that we might find Everett's tombstone.

a#BECKBECKm#WRIGHTWRIGHT posted by Edward L. Davis on Tuesday, March 18, 1997

Need information on James WRIGHT m Charity BECK, Duplin Co., NC, 21 May 1778, she died Duplin Co. 5 Dec 1829, age 68. His will proved 24 Oct 1839, shows wife Kitty sons Issac, William and Bryan; dau Chelly Murphy and Ann McAllister. Her father John Beck, mother Elizabeth.

m#WILLIAMSWILLIAMS posted by Georga Hura on Saturday, March 22, 1997

I would love to trade information. Descendants of Seth Williams 1 Seth Williams b: in Of Duplin County, North Carolina . +Unknown . 2 Elizabeth Williams b: 1755 ..... +William Welcome (Durrence) Durrance b: in North Carolina d: 1808 .... 3 Elizabeth Durrance b: in South Carolina d: in Georgia .... 3 William Joseph Durrance ........ +Cynthia C. Tippins .... 3 Sarah Durrance b: Abt 1783 in South Carolina ..... 3 Jesse Durrance b: 1784 in Scriven County, Georgia d: 1865 +Elizabeth Sands ..... 3 Penny Durrance b: Abt 1790 ........ +Unknown Tippins

a#GIBBSGIBBSa#JERNIGANJERNIGAN posted by Betty Jacks on Saturday, March 22, 1997

I am searching for information on Elisha JERNIGAN, died 1803 Duplin County NC, Wife was Zilpha GIBBS, their children were:
Sarah=married Bryan BRANCH
Jesse=married Naomi BELL , Jesse and Naomi lived in Sampson County, NC until the death of Naomi. Their children were:
Daniel=married Nancy McKAY
Jesse, Jr.
Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.

m#PAGEPAGE posted by David Page on Sunday, March 23, 1997

Seeking information on any PAGEs past or present in the Duplin county area. I have extensive information on PAGEs that migrated to Florida during WWI. My ancestry in Duplin County is through Peyton Page b. 3/6/1843, wife Catherine Susan BONEY and his father John PAGE b. 3/15/1804, wife Mary MARSHBURM b. 8/10/1839. John PAGE is buried in the Page-Ward cemetery in Duplin County.

m#WHITEWHITE posted by Jim White on Sunday, March 23, 1997

I am trying to find information on the White family. My grandfather was Charles Adams White,his wife was Minnie Louvella Hardee, both of Chadbourn, NC. Children are my father, Charles A. White, his sisters , Lula Mae,and Mattie Francis. Brothers are William Nathan, Jasper Mayberry, and James Traywick, the latter two deceased. Any help would be appreciated as I have run into a dead end here so far. Thanks


I am researching the following names in the Sampson Co - Duplin Co areas of NC: FAIRCLOTH, VINSON, SESSOMS, and HARRELL. Mossette Faircloth m. Macy Eunice Harrell. I do not have dates for Mossette, but believed he died in the late 1950's. Macy was born March 23, 1898 in Duplin Co and died February 19, 1993 in Sampson Co. Also Oscar Allen Vinson and Dennie Sessoms. I have no dates for either of them, but believed they were married around 1910. I know that Mossette is buried in a family plot, but the land surrounding it have been sold outside of the family, near Roseboro, Sampson Co.

posted by Hayes McNeill on Monday, March 24, 1997

I'm trying to locate the William Murphy cited in a 1991 Vancouver BC history as a North Carolina expert on the Surles family. Research in my university library indicates that a William L. Murphy is an published Duplin Co. historian. Is this my man? Can you tell me how to contact him?

a#LENNONLENNONm#MOOREMOORE posted by Lynwood B. Lennon on Tuesday, March 25, 1997

John Lennon (c1700-1757) married Ann Moore who may have been a daughter of Dennis Moore who is said to have been granted land near Moore's Creek. Any leads on Dennis and any relatives would be received with the utmost thanks.

a#HARRELLHARRELL posted by Johathan Murray on Tuesday, March 25, 1997

I seek information on a Mary Harrell who married a John Harrell. They were first cousins and children of a William Harrell and a John Harrell who were both believed to be Revolutionary soldiers. Thank you for you consideration.

a#JONESJONESm#MCLAMBMCLAMB posted by Maryz on Thursday, March 27, 1997

Interested in names--Robert McLamb and Charlie Jones--both in the early 1800's

a#FAIRCLOTHFAIRCLOTH posted by Robert Earl Woodham on Friday, March 28, 1997

We are gathering records and info on ALL descendants of the FAIRCLOTH family of America. This family settled in Duplin Co. in the 1700's and spread from here to most of eastern NC, GA, FL, TN, LA, TX, MO and across the nation. They are today one of the largest families in adjoining Sampson Co. FAIRCLOTH FAMILY ASSOCIATION

a#BRANCHBRANCH posted by Vern M. W. Branch on Saturday, March 29, 1997

301 In search of any information, Ancestors or Descendants of BRANCH, Levi listed in the 1820 Duplin County, N.C. Census on pg. 172. Jeannie Josephson will accept e-mail messages to forward to researcher at Thank You

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