Duplin County, NC

Posted Queries for March 1998

m#SHELTONSHELTONm#THOMASTHOMAS posted by Georgia Mae Hornbuckle Hendrix on Tuesday, March 10, 1998

THOMAS SHELTON b. 7-28-1791 m. Mary T. Bernett ? b 3-1-1796 I ordered land transactions from Salt Lake He purchased 3 diferent times. Have ordered microfilm of the first - Only to find his parents. In the 1790 Census: The only Shelton is a Thomas. Guess it may be his father. But - I must be sure - Have no idea if they were in VA, north of Duplin Co., or were there for a long time. I have their Bible - no clue. They are buried in Lee Co., Miss. Are there any newsletters, books for sale, genealogy societies? I belong to the Garland Genealogy Society in Dallas County TX. If you can help and/or forward my plea to someone, I would appreciate it very much. Regards.

a#ENGLISHENGLISH posted by C M Pres on Wednesday, March 11, 1998

I am searching for information on my great grandfather who was born in Duplin County. His name was James W. ENGLISH and he was born in 1868. I have a copy of the 1880 census for Duplin County that has him listed as a grandson of a Stephen ENGLISH. I do not have any other information and would appreciate any help if anyone has some to share. Thanks.

a#DUPUYDUPUYm#STEPHENSSTEPHENSm#STEVENSSTEVENS posted by Shaynee Stevens on Wednesday, March 11, 1998

I am searching for my ancestor, Barnabus STEVENS.....I have tried many avenues, and I have come up with no leads. I would really appreciate it if you could help me or direct me in any way. Thank you so much!!! Here is the information I have - I have all of his descendents - I am looking for his ancestors... Barnabus Stevens (might be spelled Barnabas or STEPHENS) born 1825 in North Carolina - believed to be from Duplin Co - poss also Sampson Co. Married Pauline V DUPUY (born in West Baton Rouge) He died on September 1, 1880 in West Baton Rouge Along the way, I have receive some information on a land deal he made

a#BIRDBIRDa#BYRDBYRDm#PRECYTHEPRECYTHE posted by Fran Amend on Wednesday, March 11, 1998

BYRD/BIRD , Preston Lee Born 12/4/1890 Died 8/18/1959 married Mary Alice Whitley Born 3/12/1893 Died 3/3/1965 both buried at Faison Duplin County Children: Alma, Marie, Edward, William Earl, Margret (not all listed) Preston's father Thomas Jefferson BYRD Born 2/20/64 Died 6/9/1941 (lived in Piney Groove Sampson County before Duplin) married Mary Etta PRECYTHE some of the children were Livingston, William, Preston

m#SMITHSMITH posted by Judith Smith Lynch on Wednesday, March 11, 1998

I have just received a copy of a map showing cemetaries in Duplin County and wonder if you have any information regarding the one labeled Smith Chapel on what looks like Rt.111. I am hoping to find Jones SMITH who shows up on the 1810 census as being over 26 and under 45. I don't know his wife's name but know he had four children under 10 years of age. I am hoping one of them is my George Smith (there are so many of them) born Nov.22,1804.


JONES, Anthony, Duplin County, & any connection with GRADY (GRADDY), also of Duplin County. Have deed dated 1799 involving Anthony JONES, also court records of his involvement with GRADYS of that time period. Also, JONES, Lou, who married George Whitfield GRADY (son of Whitfield GRADY & Elizabeth KORNEGAY, whose 1st son, John Kornegay GRADY, was my gggrandfather). John Kornegay GRADY named his first son, my grandfather, Louis Jones GRADY, and he in turn named one of his sons (my father), Edward Jones GRADY. I want to establish a connection, if there is one, between Lou JONES and the possibility that my grandfather, Louis Jones GRADY, could have been named for her. So I wish to adduce information concerning the families of both Anthony and Lou. Thanks.

a#BLANTONBLANTON posted by Clarke Blanton on Wednesday, March 11, 1998

We are trying to trace Joshua James BLANTON, I b. 1728. He had four sons Richard, John, James and Joshua James II, b. 1760. They lived in Duplin County in the area of Harrells Store now Harrells, NC. This could also have been Sampson County since it seems that the county borders may have changed.

a#BLACKMOREBLACKMOREa#HARPERHARPERa#HILLHILLm#WILLIAMSWILLIAMS posted by Gayle Williams Licari on Wednesday, March 11, 1998

Seeking the names of children of Robert WILLIAMS Jr and Mrs. BLACKMORE nee HILL. And the names of children by James WILLIAMS and wives Fedora (Feddy) and Martha WILLIAMS (sisters). Robert and James were the sons of Robert WILLIAMS, SR and Mary HARPER WILLIAMS. Robert WILLIAMS, Sr. died abt 1818/1819. Thank you.

a#KORNEGAYKORNEGAYm#MURPHYMURPHYm#WILLIAMSWILLIAMS posted by Gayle Williams Licari on Wednesday, March 11, 1998

Joseph and Avy MURPHY WILLIAMS daughters Eliza, Fedora, and Martha married brothers: Harper WILLIAMS and James WILLIAMS. Seeking to find if either families had a son name Blaney WILLIAMS born about 1829 who in turn married Frances Ann ??????? possibly KORNEGAY. Appreciate any help.

m#MAINERMAINERm#MAINORMAINORm#MAYNORMAYNOR posted by M. McDaniel on Monday, March 23, 1998

William MAINOR born about 1779 in NC and wife Lucinda MAINOR , born about 1796 in NC. William and Lucinda left Rocky Point, Duplin County , Nc along with all their children and moved to Randolph County, Ga. in about 1838. Their chilren : Benjamin b about 1810 in NC Nancy , b. 1816 in NC John G., b about 1816 in NC Louisia, b. about 1821 in NC Haywood, b. about 1829 in NC Elizabeth, b. about 1829 in Nc Susannah Ann, b about 1831 in NC I would appreciate any infro . Th anks,

m#MATCHETTMATCHETT posted by Percy C. Smith on Monday, March 23, 1998

Looking for info on Edward MATCHETT who recieved a Grant 7 Mar 1746. He came from Ireland and settled in Duplin County, N. C.and served in the Revolutionary War as a private, 10th North Carolina Regiment. Thanks,

a#BOONBOON posted by Nancy Lexo on Monday, March 23, 1998

I am researching and looking for info on: Stephen BOON b~1740's Mary (Polly) BOON - Stephen's wife

a#BALKCUMBALKCUM posted by lisa y. henderson on Monday, March 23, 1998

i need info about john BALKCUM and wife hester, who lived near beaver dam swamp circa 1800. john died in 1803; hester, in 1843. they had two known children, nancy and mariah. nancy's children were harmon (1815), john (1816), lemuel (1821), mary eliza (1829), margaret, and mary. nancy died in 1854 in sampson county. thank you.


I am researching William TAYLOR married to Catherine BARFIELD. Two children I'm aware of -Sarah TAYLOR (married John RHODES) and Mary TAYLOR (married James MCCULLOH) I would like to authenticate the following oral history - "William Taylor was a large land-owner in Duplin Co., NC. A few years after the close of the war in 1776, he was murdered by one of his own slaves, named Darby. Darby was arrested, tried and condemned to be burned, which sentence was duly executed in the public square at the county seat." Thanks,

m#SHELTONSHELTON posted by Georgia Mae Hornbuckle Hendrix on Monday, March 23, 1998

Does this town still exist? (Lawrence City, NC) I am seeking a cemetary listing for 1850. Mr & Mrs. S. Thomas SHELTON, (maybe William H. SHELTON his father) They were living in Duplin County NC 1783-1820? Thanks.

a#COLECOLE posted by Elreeta Crain Weathers on Monday, March 23, 1998

We are searching for Thomas Washington COLE and his wife Patsy who died in North Carolina before 1840. Thomas and Patsy were victims of either a tornado or were drowned in a covered wagon crossing a river/stream. Thomas and Patsy were married before 1820. They were survived by at least four children: 1. Peter COLE, b. about 1820; 2. Harry COLE, who became a doctor in Mobile, AL 3. Thomas Washington "Tom" COLE, Jr., b. 24 Nov., 1824 and went to Covington Co., MS, by 1846 4. An unidentified daughter. Both the 1830 and the 1840 NC Census indicates that there were Coles in Duplin County, NC. Thanks for your time involved in reading this query. All help will be appreciated.

m#POWELLPOWELL posted by Ann R. Davis on Monday, March 23, 1998

Looking for parents of Everett POWELL, b. ca 1815 probably in Duplin County - Appears in 1830 Duplin Co. census. Later in Sampson Co. Father may have been either John or Hardy POWELL, who appear in 1820 and 1830 census of Duplin.

a#BULLOCKBULLOCK posted by Ron Bullock on Tuesday, March 24, 1998

James BULLOCK was found in Duplin Co. in 1783 and in Sampson Co. in 1784, so he probably lived in that portion of Duplin that was formed into Sampson in 1784. Any information on this James BULLOCK would be greatly appreciated.

a#EZZELLEZZELLa#HINESHINESm#MERITMERIT posted by J. Mooring on Tuesday, March 24, 1998

Searching for the parents of 2 different EZZELL parents. Cullen EZZELL b. 1793 Duplin, Co. NC he married Atha Ellen MERIT 20 Mar. 1827 Duplin, Co., NC they had 12 children from 1829-1849, all born in Duplin, Co. NC. The child of my direct line is Joseph Cullen EZZELL B. 7 April. 1843 nr. Warsaw. Steven EZZELL b. 1815 md Clarisa or Clarky HINES bef. 1844. They had 8 children from 1844-1859. The child of my direct line is Martha Francis EZZELL b. 1 Nov. 1859, Duplin Co. NC.


William H. SHELTON b 1744? VA m. Elizabeth WILLIAMS (this I have not proven -Looking for conformation) S. Thomas SHELTON 5-26-1773 d 8-20-1857 I found where he purchase four land deals in Duplin Co., NC. I ordered microfilm for one transaction and it had both names on the deed. Thomas SHELTON 6-28-1791 b Duplin Co NC m. Mary T. ? BARNETT. dau Rebecca b 1832 Ala. These 3 die with Henderson WADE in Tupelo, Miss (Census 1860 MS) Rebecca SHELTON m. Henderson WADE 1853. He was b. 1-1-1818 Edgefield Dist. SC. George Griffin WADE 1869 b Tupelo, Ms m Martha Ann KNOWLES (dau John & grandfather of Sam f/Nottingham, England) They m&die in Collin Co TX Mary Emma WADE 1891 m George Jabez HORNBUCKLE 2-22-1908 b/m/die Collin Co. Georgia HORNBUCKLE m Harvey MONTGOMERY 1946 he dies 1975 3-28-97 m. James R. Hendrix Dallas,TX Thank you very much,

a#CHERRYCHERRYm#SINGLETONSINGLETON posted by Laura Moore on Saturday, March 28, 1998

I am seeking information on the families of David SINGLETON and Willis CHERRY. Both are found in the Duplin Co. census of 1790. Could they be ancestors of Oliver H. CHERRY (b. 12/29/1839) and wife Julia Frances SINGLETON (b. 4/9/1838)? Any information will be appreciated. Thank you,

a#BOURDENBOURDENa#BOWDENBOWDENa#BOWDOINBOWDOINa#COOPERCOOPER posted by Robert O. Haack Sr. on Saturday, March 28, 1998

Searching for information on the BOWDOIN/BOWDEN/BOURDEN family. My ancestor was William BOWDOIN, born in 1802 in N. C. (possibly in Duplin Co.). While he was very small, his family migrated into Georgia and then into Alabama. He married Emily C. COOPER in 1824 in Montgomery, Alabama and lived in Autauga/Elmore County until his death in 1870. He had a sister Eliza who was born in 1816 in Georgia. Any information you could send me on the BOWDOINS/BOWDENS/BOURDENS of that area may help me find William's parents, g/parents, etc. I have the names of his children: William, Joseph Arthur, Reddin Read, Essey, Mary A., Elizabeth E., Isaac Butcher and John A. W. Any information will be greatly appreciated. HH