Duplin County, NC

Posted Queries for December 1997

m#MAXWELLMAXWELL posted by Jim Maxwell on Tuesday, December 2, 1997

A fellow rooter has suggested to me that I contact the Duplin County site because she remembers seeing "quite a lot of information" on William MAXWELL.
William Maxwell was my great-grandfather, born July 1, 1845 and died July 6, 1909. He is buried St. Martin's Lutheran Church, Cabarrus County NC. We know he married Clarri Louisa Vanderburg on July 16, 1866 and that they had 5 children. We also know he served in North Carolina's 7th Infantry, Company B, Confederate Army.
What has been suggested, and we can't seem to prove, is that he was married twice after Clarri died, nor can we seem to find out anything about his parents who were supposedly, Harvey Maxwell and Betsy Fesperson (or Fesperman). We know nothing of brothers and sisters that William may have had.
So, if anyone can provide us with information that the Maxwells lived there in Duplin County, as we have been told, I would appreciate hearing from you.

a#GRADYGRADYa#HOLTHOLT posted by Patricia A Ware on Saturday, December 6, 1997

Would be very grateful if you could possibly help me find anything at all about my ggrandfather, James A GRADY, b: 11 Jan 1802, No Carolina, occupation brick mason. Married Nancy .........b: 1812 in Georgia.....James died 2 Nov 1894 in Driggs, Logan Co, Arkansas and is buried in Ellington Cememtery, north of Magazine, Arkansas. In 1850 Ark census through 1880 he cited he was born in No Carolina. In 1860 Ark census an older lady, Elizabeth HOLT, was with this family. Could you please help me with either of these names...... Thank you so very much.

a#FLYFLYm#PIPKINPIPKIN posted by Mary Lou Hill on Saturday, December 6, 1997

Searching for John PIPKIN b. 1675 prob. England and died May 21, 1745 in Chowan Co., NC. He married Martha??? He had sons Phillip, Lewis, Isaac, John and Daniel. My ancestor is John, Jr. b. 1696-1725 Chowan Co., NC. He had son Asher PIPKIN b. 1750. Asher is the father of Zilpha PIPKIN. b. 1776, Sampson Co. NC. d. Dec. 1843, - Missouri. Zilpha Pipkin married Jeremiah FLY. Any information or leads would be appreciated. Will share what I have.

a#BUNTINGBUNTINGa#CARRCARRa#HUFHAMHUFHAMm#PIPKINPIPKINm#SMITHSMITH posted by Mary Westbrook-Drake on Saturday, December 6, 1997

I have the following notes: These Census Data are for Sampson County.
1830 Census
Everett CARR had one male under 5 (William) and 2 males between 5 and 10 (Lewis and Hinton?) 1830 information from Mary Lee Carr Beasley
Need to get 1840 Census
In 1850 Census are:
Hinton E., 26 yrs old m, w, Farmer Value of property is $4000 16 Slaves Elizabeth F, 20, White Mary 3, f, w Elizabeth, 42, f, w
In the 1870 Census are:V In the household of Hinton and Ann CARR James PIPKIN, 13 Born CA 1857 Robert PIPKIN 11, Born CA 1859 Elizabeth CARR , 57, Born CA 1813 Ella SMITH, a black domestic servant, and Minnie H. BUNTING, 26. Value of Real Estate is listed at $4000 and personal property at $3600.V The middle name of Hinton Everett CARR is from marriage record. Deed of Elizabeth CARR to Hinton Everett CARR in 1859 ceeds dower rights and gives for love and affection 440 acres more or less. If Elizabeth CARR died in 1853 as per cemetery record, who is this Elizabeth? If this Elizabeth CARR is only 10 years older than Hinton, who is she? Did Everett CARR give land to Lewis F. CARR before he died and leave Elizabeth’s part to be given to Hinton?
Carr Cemetery location: Leave Clinton on highway 403 going toward Faison, N.C. travel for about six miles, cemetery is on the right side of the highway. In this cemetery are Everett d. 1842, Elizabeth d. 1853, and William d. 1832.
............................. I would like to find who the parents of these Pipkin children. I wonder who Ann HUFHAM is, because I can't find any trace of her family in the Sampson County...or southeastern NC area.


I am desperately seeking the parents of Joseph Albert MERRITT, b. Duplin Co. NC. 12 Oct. 1892. Mother is listed as Mrs. Julia Ann MERRITT, father is listed as Unk. Died in Portsmouth, VA on 22 Mar. 1939. Married to BARBARA HAZZARD, about 1914-15 in Lenoir Co. NC ? B. 20 Mar. 1899, in Lenoir Co. NC. d. 5 Aug. 1984, Portsmouth, VA. daughter of James HAZZARD and Nancy GABRILLA "Nannie" BYRD. Had children (not in order) : Joseph Albert, Jr., James, Cecil, Joshua BYRD, Nancy Elizabeth (my mother), Ursula, Julia and maybe more. Need help on this line. Does somebody have them in their family ? Thanks, Fannie

a#BOYETTBOYETTa#BRADLEYBRADLEY posted by Joseph M. Garcia on Friday, December 12, 1997

Looking for info on a Richard BRADLEY of Duplin County, NC. Daughter Mary Bradley born about 1805, married a David BOYETT of Duplin County about 1823 . Any info on this Richard would be Thanked greatly. Thank you Joe Garcia

a#DUGGARDUGGARa#DUGGERDUGGER posted by Bob Reid on Friday, December 12, 1997

Hi, Have you ever seen any reference to a DUGGER or DUGGAR family in colonial Duplin County? Thanks,

m#NEWTONNEWTON posted by LQ Newton on Saturday, December 20, 1997

Intrested in surname NEWTON, Phillip born 1/17/1778

a#HARDYHARDYm#THOMPSONTHOMPSONm#WORLEYWORLEY posted by Peggy LaViolette on Saturday, December 20, 1997

I am searching for Hayes THOMPSON b11/29/1866 d10/24/1936 m4/2/1889 spouse Octavia HARDY b1/6/1868 d2/19/1948 both believed to be born in Duplin co NC or Lenoir co both buried in Hardy cemetary in lidell Duplin co NC I can't find his parents. Mother is belived to be Martha THOMPSON He took his mother's maiden name. Her parents are Jesse HARDY and Sarah Eliza WORLEY. Hayes is my ggrandfather. It is belived that his first name may have been Stephen. Can you help? Is there someone on the net I can get any info? Census records? Thanks for your time.

a#BUTLERBUTLER posted by Charlie Weaver on Sunday, December 21, 1997

I hope I'm not disturbing the system by asking for your assistance directly. I am trying to learn something about a road name in Pender Co NC which nobody in the area (I have visited & talked to a knowledgeable 'Old Timer' in the area) seems to have heard of. Perhaps you can put me in touch with someone who knows or might know of a reference. A current NC county atlas book put out by DeLorme shows the road which comes out of Cypress Creek in Duplin Co and ends at NC 50 at Maple Hill in Pender is named "Blacksmith Shop Rd." No one in the area I asked about it, including Duplin geography expert Wellon Maready, had ever heard it called that. Now, I'm aware that these county atlas books can have many errors, but just on the chance that some reference somewhere showed the road with that name - I don't think DeLorme would just make it up - I thought perhaps someone in Pender would know of a reference. The reason I am 'chasing' this is that my ggg-gf, Elijah BUTLER, a resident of the area, was a blacksmith. He is listed in Cypress Creek twnshp in 1840 Duplin census, New Hanover, where I believe his shop was, in 1850, and Duplin again in 1860. If you know of someone who might have this reference, or the name of a person to call in the Pender Tax Office or R of D who has interest in this sort of thing, I would certainly appreciate receiving the info. Thank you.


Hi There. My name is Dennis Witsman and I am looking for any information for my 4th Great Grandfather Conrad Witsman. He first shows up in the book Colony of North Carolina 1735 - 1764 Abstracts of Land Patents Volune One by Margaret M. Hofmann. It states as follows; 487 Pg. 84 Conrad WHITMAN 6 October 1751 200 acres in New Hanover County, joining Jacob HANSKEY and the river. Note indicates: Not valid (In addition, there is no grantor given for this patent.) It also states 4711 Pg. 64 Conrade WITMAN 28 september 1754 250 acres in Duplin County on the W. side of the N. E. branch of Cape Fear above the Dutch Landing - being the Lands the sd. Witman Lives on, joining a Corner of a Former Survey of the sd. Land, Jacob HAUNCHY, a pond, and the river It also states 4943 pg. 130 William BURTON 18 March 1756 56 acres in Duplin County on the - side of the N. E. branch of Capefear river above William BURTONS home place, joining Condrick WIDMAN In the 1790's Census, it shows Conrad WITSMAN, in Chatman County, North Carolina. In the 1800's Census, it shows Conrad WITSMAN in Orange County, North Carolina. We have been stuck on Conrad WITSMAN for the past twenty years. We have not been able to find out where He came from or who His parents were and where they came from. We think that Conrad WITSMAN was from Germany Ancestry. If you have any information, I would thankful for it. Thank You

m#THOMPSONTHOMPSON posted by Harold Thompson on Sunday, December 21, 1997

I am researching Solomon THOMPSON, who married and owned land in Dulpin Ct. I am interested in finding whom Solomon had married, his father and grandfather if possible. If I can be of assistance with anything in Georgia please contact me. Thanks

m#THOMPSONTHOMPSON posted by Harold Thompson on Sunday, December 21, 1997

I am researching Solomon THOMPSON, who married and owned land in Dulpin Ct. I am interested in finding whom Solomon had married, his father and grandfather if possible. If I can be of assistance with anything in Georgia please contact me. Thanks

posted by Fran Powell on Sunday, December 28, 1997

Where do I find list of Rockfish residents who fought in that (Rockfish) Revolutionary War battle? Thank you. Fran Powell

a#GIBSONGIBSONm#WESTWEST posted by Fran Powell on Sunday, December 28, 1997

I am seeking information on early (1750-1800) Duplin Co. GIBSON/WEST marriages/relationships/business connections. Any help appreciated. Fran Powell


amuel SELLARS married Zilpha SELLARS 11 May 1767; Jesse SELLARS was a bondsman. Wright SELLARS married Mariam MERRIT 5 Oct 1832. Jacob SELLERS married Mary BRYANT 1 Oct 1827. I am interested in learning the relationships and descendants of these SELLARS families. Did Samuel and/or Wright migrate to SW GA? Any help, suggestions appreciated. Fran Powell

m#WARDWARD posted by Kirby Ward on Sunday, December 28, 1997

I am looking for Benjamin W., Benjamin K., William WARD who later lived in Seven Springs in Wayne Co.