Duplin County, NC

Posted Queries for May 1998

m#WATKINSWATKINSm#WATSONWATSON posted by Richard Watson on Saturday, May 2, 1998

I'm trying to locate the parents or siblings of Bright WATSON, listed in the 1840 census in Duplin county. Bright's wife was Mary WATKINS. Bright is believed to have been born around 1804 or 1807. Any info will appreaciate. Many thanks

a#ANDERSONANDERSONa#DRAUGHNDRAUGHNm#PARKERPARKER posted by Jeanette Howell on Saturday, May 2, 1998

If you recognize these people, we can help each other! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1. Jacob PARKER b. 1777 Duplin Co., NC sp. Jane b. 1796 NC 2. John R. PARKER b. 31 Aug 1827 MS sp. Sarah E. b. 13 Jan 1828 MS 3. Andrew J. PARKER b. 27 Jun 1852 MS sp. Susiannah Jane b. 26 Mar 1857 MS 3. Amanda C. PARKER b. 1853 MS sp. George ANDERSON b. abt 1851 MS 3. Joshua Jackson PARKER b. 1855 MS sp. Susan N. b, 1866 MS 3. Asa R. PARKER b. 1855 MS sp. Margaret b. 19 Nov 1874 3. Susan J. PARKER b. 1857 MS 3. John Marshall PARKER b. 1865 Perry, MS sp. Mary Catherine DRAUGHN b. 1871 Perry, MS 3. Jacob B. PARKER b. 1872 MS 2. Emeline PARKER b. 1832 MS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

a#BOONBOON posted by Nancy Lexo on Friday, May 8, 1998

I am looking for any info on a Stephen BOON b. ~1745-50. He was married to Polly__? He moved to Duplin/Sampson Co., but I believe he started out in New Hanover Co. Thanks,


I am interested in Thomas BENNETT m. Ann KINNARD 24 Jan, 1789. Thomas left a will naming 16 children, one being Rebekkah HINES. Rebecca BENNETT m. John BIRD/BYRD in 1799 in Duplin Co., NC and moved to Muhlenberg Co., KY, where his will was probated about 1808. Rebbeca then married Spencer HINES/HYNES and moved to McCracken Co., KY. Thomas BENNETT is my 5th Grt Grdfthr and I would like any info on this line, since I just came across the will this week.

m#OUTLAWOUTLAW posted by Shirley Gray Outlaw on Thursday, May 14, 1998

If you would like to add OUTLAW to your sir name list and use me as a contact person I would be glade to help anyone I can with the OUTLAW family. I have right much infromation on the family and alot of it came from Duplin County. I have the book Outlaw Genealogy by Albert Timothy Outlaw of Kenansville, NC Register of Deeds of Duplin County copywright 1930. It includes English Records, Coat of Arms, Will of Edward OUTLAW dated 1713. Would love to be of help if I can. Just very surprised no one else has added the Outlaw name to your sir name list.

m#MERCERMERCER posted by Anne B. Lewellen on Friday, May 22, 1998

Am researching MERCER family, have Noah MERCER born 1769 in Duplin County, d 16 Jan 1855 in Robeson Co. Looking for Noah's wife have Mary Jane, have no dates and no surname. They named a son Rowland, could this have been Mary Jane's surname. Any help with this line will be greatly appreciated and will share info.

a#HOWARDHOWARD posted by Susan Howard Blevins on Friday, May 22, 1998

Do you have anything on the HOWARD family? I'm looking in Bladen and Sampson counties, but they spillover into New Hanover, Cumberland, Duplin, etc. Joseph HOWARD ( b abt 1710) and his 6 sons: William, John, Benjamin, Hezekiah, Thomas, and Titus. I have also found into that he may have had another son, Ashburne. I have them in Bladen Co, through land grants abt 1765 and later. Thanks!


I am a novice at all this geneaology stuff, but have family from NC. I'm specifically looking for info on last names EDWARDS, CASTEEN, and YARBROUGH. These are all in and around the Duplin and Pender county areas. Any help or guidance as to which direction I should head would be sincerely appreciated. Thanks,

a#FISHERFISHER posted by Patricia Lynn on Friday, May 22, 1998

FISHER. I am searching for information regarding my great, great, great grandfather. I understand his name was Southey (Suthey) FISHER and was a Lt. in the Sons of Liberty Militia...was with the group that escorted Cornwallis from Wilmington to York, VA. He had a son named Elijah FISHER who was born in Sampson Or Cumberland County. Southey was given seventeen land grants and operated a public ordinary in what is now Duplin County, NC. If anyone has information on this line, please email me at: plynn@netpath.net Many thanks...

a#a#BISHOPBISHOPa#CANADAYCANADAY posted by Ed Hallman on Friday, May 22, 1998

I am Ed Hallman from Thomaston, Georgia. I am researching the following namesake: Thomas CANADAY, Revolutionary War Soldier, born Aug 20, 1763 in Carteret County, North Carolina, died Feb 5, 1851 in Duplin County, North Carolina. Married 1st to Sarah ____ bef 1785 and 2nd to Nancy BISHOP on Oct 17, 1796. Issue 16 known children. If you have information about this family and would like to share it, please email me.

a#JONESJONESm#SMITHSMITH posted by Judith Smith Lynch on Friday, May 22, 1998

Would like to post a query regarding John JONES, esq. who was named as executor of George SMITH's will that was probated 1799 in Duplin. It says John JONES,esq. of Onslow County. I believe he was the brother or father of George Smith's wife Nancy JONES SMITH who passed away in 1799. Any help greatly appreciated. Loved my visit to Duplin County and Dr. Herring's library.

a#GORDONGORDON posted by Glo K Aaron on Friday, May 22, 1998

I am trying to get information on the William GORDON family Born bef. 1714, Scotland. Records of Emigrants via ship Bachelor of Leith, May 30, 1774. Sons Alexander Gordon and John Gordon arrived before their father. I have no info on John Gordon born in Scotland in or before the 1750s. I am trying to make a family connection between John and a Rev. Alexander Gordon, Sr., in NC on Sep 27, 1785. Rev. Gordon mar. Lisha born in 1790 in Tattnall Co., GA. They were married in 1806. Their 1st child(Sarah) was born in NC. Any info would be helpful. Thank you,

a#FOUNTAINFOUNTAIN posted by Benny Raffield on Monday, May 25, 1998

I am looking for information on the FOUNTAIN family who migrated from Duplin County, North Carolina to Burke County, Georgia around 1780-1790. Two brothers Jonathan and William arrived in Georgia in the 1780's, another FOUNTAIN, Henry Jr. probably a nephew of the other two came later. I would appreciate any information and would be glad to share information.

a#LANELANEm#QUINNQUINN posted by James H. Lane on Monday, May 25, 1998

Alexander LANE born in 1760, married Mary QUINN born in 1774. Would like to know more about parents or brothers or sisters. All I have is this, and he lived in Duplin County. Thanks

a#DICKSONDICKSONa#JONESJONES posted by Sonny Dixon on Monday, May 25, 1998

... searching for information on Robert DICKSON, apparently born in Duplin (or New Hanover) county NC about 1750. With his brother (or cousin), Michael, he moved to St. Mathews Parish, GA (later Effingham, now Screven County) around 1765. His name is recorded on historical markers in Screven County, GA as one of the first area settlers. Robert married Susannah "Suky" JONES, daughter of Francis JONES, in 1771 at Ebenezer Church in current Effingham County, GA. I have various land records from 1772-1774 in Georgia. Robert was commissioned a Lieutenant in the Georgia Militia in 1776 at Savannah and died in 1782 of wounds received in an engagement with the Tories, apparently in St. Mathews Parish - or current Screven County. I have examined and tentatively ruled out the relevance of records of a Robert DICKSON from nearby Richmond County, during roughly the same period. I am against a wall when it comes to securing even scant information about my Robert prior to the move to Georgia. It is far and away my most frustrating genealogical impasse. Duplin/New Hanover folks, anyone --- help me please!