Duplin County, NC

Posted Queries for November 1997

m#SCOTTSCOTTm#SCOTTSSCOTTS posted by Gloria Jones on Wednesday, November 5, 1997

Catherine SCOTT, b 1730-1735 was the daughter of John Scott, whose family name was given to a community of immigrants from Ireland. It was called SCOTTS Settlement. She mar. Hugh McADEN and they had 8 children, several were born in Duplin and others were born after they moved to Orange (Caswell) Co. McADENs were sept of the MacGREGOR clan. Hugh McADEN was born probably in Chester or Lancaster Co. PA Sources say he father was John McADEN and he sent his son to the College of New Jersey. predecessor of Princeton University. Rev Hugh McADEN spent many years in the Carolinas as a leader in Presbyterian churches. I'm trying to locate more info on these early pioneers. Catherine SCOTT is my G G G G G grandmother.

a#CAVANAUGHCAVANAUGH posted by Denise on Wednesday, November 5, 1997

I am looking for any information concerning William James CAVANAUGH, born in Duplin Co on either 3 May 1867 or 5 Nov 1867? He had moved to Irwin Co, GA by 1902. This is about all I know about him. Thanks for any help you can offer.


I am searching for my fathers sister Rosa Mae THOMPSON MCKNIGHT. My father needs her birthdate. She was borned in either Wake co or Duplin co NC and died in 1949 in NY. She was married to William McKnight. Her mother was Nancy PRICE and her father was Jesse THOMPSON. Her grandparents were Hayes THOMPSON and Octavia HARDY. Please help if you can. Thanks to all She was adopted after her father died in 1927 to David CANADY & wife

m#MARSHALLMARSHALL posted by Johnnie Inman Marshall on Thursday, November 6, 1997

I have some info on MARSHALL from Duplin Co.Marshalls that originated in Canetuck,Pender Co.(formerly New Hanover Co.Would like to trade info with others who have or are seeking similiar info on the Marshalls.

a#BELLBELLm#SELLERSSELLERSm#WESTWEST posted by Fran Powell on Thursday, November 6, 1997

1. Jacob SELLERS lived two house away from Delila(h) WEST in the Duplin Co. census of 1810. What was their relationship, if any? Who were the spouse and children of Jacob?
2. Who were the spouse and children of Delila(h) WEST age 45+ in the 1800 and 1810 censuses of Duplin Co.?
3. When and where did Martha BELL, widow of Hezekiah, die?
4. I would like to correspond with anyone researching the families of Rockfish Twp. Duplin Co. 1750-1850. Am particularly interested in learning the patriots who fought in the Revolutionary War battle of Rockfish.
Thank you for a great page and a great service. Fran Powell fred-fran@erols.com

a#HANCHEYHANCHEYm#TEACHEYTEACHEY posted by Mark Teachey on Thursday, November 6, 1997

Looking for any info on Harriet HANCHEY, b. May 7,1833, d.July 7, 1916. Wife of Marshall TEACHEY of Duplin Co.(Son of Henry & Elizabeth TEACHEY) Trying to find out who Harriet's parents, grandparents, etc. are. Any info is appreciated. Please email if you have any info.

a#HOWARDHOWARD posted by Susan Howard Blevins on Thursday, November 6, 1997

John T. HOWARD born July 27, 1840 died July 7, 1921 He is buried at Rooty Branch Free Will Baptist Church Cemetary in Duplin County. Does anyone have further information? I am searching for my ggg grandfather, John T. Howard, who I think was bron in Sampson Co. about 1840. He enlisted in NC Infantry in 1862 and never returned home. No record of his death in the Civil War.
Thank you very much!

a#CAVANAUGHCAVANAUGH posted by Denise on Thursday, November 6, 1997

Looking for any information concerning William James CAVANAUGH, born in Duplin Co on either 3 May 1867 or 5 Nov 1867? He had moved to Irwin Co, GA by 1902. This is about all I know about him. Thanks for any help you can offer.

m#RYALSRYALS posted by Lois J. Bue on Monday, November 10, 1997

Looking for any Ryals living in Duplin County, NC about 1800's. Thanks!

a#HEATHHEATHm#SHUFFIELDSHUFFIELD posted by Michael Heath on Monday, November 10, 1997

I am searching for any information about M.A.L. SHUFFIELD born September 27, 1844 and married to Timothy Roads HEATH of Duplin County born July 5, 1847. There children were Uriah James HEATH born November 24, 1866, Mamie HEATH born December 29, 1867, Bettie HEATH born August 23, 1869 and Timothy Roads Heath Jr. born August 7, 1872.

a#HICKSHICKSm#MILLSMILLS posted by Mack Wyland on Saturday, November 15, 1997

Anna MILLS, who later married Willoby TULLOS and moved to Mississippi, was born about 1777 in Duplin City, Dublin County, North Carolina. She was the daughter of James MILLS and Rebecca HICKS. Does any of this look familiar to you? Please let me hear from you? Thanks.

m#THORNTONTHORNTONm#TULLOSTULLOS posted by Doris Harkness on Saturday, November 15, 1997

THORNTON/TULLOS families migrated through North Carolina in 1700's Need info on these families

a#EXUMEXUMa#HAYSHAYSm#SHAWSHAWm#WESTBROOKWESTBROOK posted by Mary Shaw Makima on Saturday, November 15, 1997

I am looking for my gr grandmother's parents in Duplin or Lenoir Co. NC. Her name was Percis WESTBROOK b. in NC in 1826 and d. in Oktibbeha Co.MS about 1852. As the widow of my gr grandfather, A.T. Shaw, she md. secondly,.James G. Hays. Percis (WESTBROOK) SHAW-HAYS is believed to be the sister of Moses WESTBROOK. and Sarah (WESTBROOK) EXUM of Oktibbeha Co. MS. (Sarah Westbrook md. Benjamin Exum in Duplin Co.NC with Amy Jordan on the papers) My Percis Westbrook is not to be confused with an older Percis Westbrook (dau. of James) who md. Lewis Herrring and removed to TN.

a#CAVENAUGHCAVENAUGHm#WILLIAMSWILLIAMS posted by Claire Pirrello on Saturday, November 15, 1997

David Wright CAVENAUGH (bn abt 1821) married Charity WILLIAMS (bn 9 Dec 1822) abt 1845 raised 9 children in the area. Who are the parents of David and the parents of Charity? Thank you for your help!

m#MOODYMOODYm#QUINNQUINN posted by Jerry Quinn on Saturday, November 22, 1997

Looking for information on the QUINN family in Duplin County. The farthest back I have been able to trace my branch of this extensive family is to George Allen QUINN (26 Jun 1826 - 8 Mar 1890) of Albertson. Having checked the 1830 Federal Census, I know that there were several other QUINN families at the time; James (between 30-40 years old), David (between 60-70 years old - this guy fought in the Revolutionary war), Loftin (between 50-60 years old), Caleb (between 60-70 years old), and another Loftin (between 30-40 years old). Strangely enough, none of the QUINNs have any land records in Duplin County nor Marriage Banns in the records. George's wife was Sarah MOODY (8 Sep 1830 - 25 Aug 1894).

a#JOHNSONJOHNSONm#RODGERSRODGERSm#ROGERSROGERS posted by Mary Anderson on Saturday, November 22, 1997

Hoping to find any info on Isaac ROGERS/RODGERS, b. Duplin (Dupland) CO. 1880, must have moved to Tennessee and married first wife. In 1849 in Yalobusha Co. MS, he m. Sarah Alzara JOHNSON, b. in TN. in 1828. Her family may have come from the Carolinas, also. He died 1880 in Bell Co., TX. We have NO clues about him other than above. Thanks for any hints or help.

m#ODOMODOMm#STRICKLANDSTRICKLAND posted by Fred Odom on Saturday, November 22, 1997

ODOM seeking information on the family ODOM which settled in the Great-Little Cohary area near Hornet Swamp (now in Sampson County). My oldest ancestor is Riley Odom, b. 1796...ten years after Sampson was split away from Duplin. However, searches of Sampson files have not provided any clues as to his parents. Have much Odom information to share, plus limited amount on STRICKLAND.

a#JONESJONESm#SMITHSMITH posted by Tom King on Saturday, November 29, 1997

I am looking for information on a Thomas JONES born abt 1790. Married Ellee Parker about 1808. Father was Lewis JONES and mother was Louisa SMITH. Think father of Lewis was John JONES. Thanks

a#BAKERBAKERa#BLANTONBLANTONa#DRIGGERSDRIGGERS posted by Sara Harms on Saturday, November 29, 1997

BLANTON Alexander, born 31 August 1788 in Duplin County, married Elizabeth Georgia DRIGGERS either in Duplin County, North Carolina or Bulloch County, Georgia. I think Alexander BLANTON's family moved from Virginia to Duplin County prior to 1788. Alexander BLANTON moved to Bulloch County, GA where he served in the War of 1812 and had the following children: Reddin J. BLANTON b. 1812; Moses BLANTON b. July 1814; John H. BLANTON b. 1816. Alexander's second wife was Nancy BAKER who he married in Bulloch County, GA before moving to Pike County, Alabama around 1839. His other children were: Mary Ann BLANTON b. 1832 GA; Wiley N. BLANTON b. 1836 GA; William J. BLANTON b. 1838 GA; Eliza BLANTON b. 1840 AL; Lavina BLANTON b. 1842 AL; Frances BLANTON b. 1844 AL; Devastin BLANTON b. 1845 AL; Elizabeth BLANTON b. 1847 AL. Any information concerning Alexander BLANTON's parents, his brothers or sisters, or any information on any of his children (except John H. BLANTON) would be appreciated.