Duplin County, NC

Posted Queries for September thru October 1998

a#HUMPHRYHUMPHRYm#QUINTONQUINTON posted by Gayl Wilson on Saturday, September 5, 1998

I'm trying to find some information on the family of a John QUINTON who lived in Duplin County in 1766. A person whom I believe to be his son was my ancestor. His son's name was Samuel QUINTON and his wife's name was Mary HUMPHRY. Samuel and Mary lived in the part of North Carolina which became York South Carolina when the boundry lines changed. Do you have anything on a Mary Humphry? Thank you,

a#COOPERCOOPERa#FARRIERFARRIERm#QUINTONQUINTON posted by Gayl Wilson on Saturday, September 5, 1998

QUINTON, John ca.1766 The North Carolina Colonial Records state "Mr Kenan presented certificates from the Court of Duplin County, thereby recommending James FARRIER, Fleet COOPER, and John QUINTON, to be expempt from paying public taxes for the future." I'm interested in learning anything about the John Quinton family.

a#JOHNSTONJOHNSTONm#WALLERWALLER posted by Cary Schooling Campbell on Sunday, September 6, 1998

Need ancestors and descendants of Amos JOHNSTON, father of Margaret JOHNSTON who married Nathan WALLER in NC. Margaret JOHNSTON and Nathan WALLER were the parents of Amos JOHNSTON WALLER who moved to Henderson County, TN. Amos Johnston Waller also fought in the war of 1812. Please send any information on these families. Thank you.

a#EZELLEZELL posted by Sherri Draper on Wednesday, September 9, 1998

I am trying to find information on Parham Israel EZELL, born 1812, in NC-I think Duplin Co. Any help is appreciated.

a#ALLENALLEN posted by Jean Royal on Wednesday, September 9, 1998

I am looking for the parents of William ALLEN, father of John ALLEN b. 8/6/1798 d. 1/7/1884 William was called "Little Bill" and might have been married to Martha. I would appreciate any help you could give me. Thanks,

a#GAINEYGAINEYa#HERRINGHERRING posted by Don S. Herring on Tuesday, September 22, 1998

My g.g.g.g. grandfather, Isaac HERRING was born June 7, 1789 in Duplin Co. N.C. He married a Nancy ( maiden name unknown) moved to Saluda District of Edgefield Co. S.C. prior to 1820. They had seven children, including my g.g.g. grandfather John HERRING. Isaac died there May 4, 1878 and is buried in the Good Hope Baptist Church Cemetary in Saluda S.C. I had believed that his parents were Isaac (b. 1761 in Duplin Co.) and Nancy Ann Shotwell (GAINEY) a widow of Meredith GAINEY. Isaac and Ann had nine (9) children one of which was a Isaac HERRING born approx. the same time as my g.g.g.g.grandfather. I have since come across a document that leads me to believe that they may not have been his parents. Does any other HERRING researchers have any information that may help me with this?


My lines: Asa PARKER (b. 1775 Duplin Co., NC) m. Phoebe WOOD/s and moved to Jefferson Co., GA by 1802. By 1820 to Monroe Co., AL and by 1850 to Newton and Lauderdale Cos., MS. Asa had a brother, Jacob, mother Abigail, and sister named Sarah who married a MCCANNE. Eli Thomas MILLER (b. 1810 GA) m. Catherine RAINEY in Upson Co., GA in about 1830. They moved to Lauderdale Co., MS by 1838. Her parents were Edmond and Phoebe SLAYDEN. I think he is closely related to Charles Gause MILLER and his brother, James Miller who were sons of John MILLER of New Hanover Co., NC I am looking for Martin JOHNSON who was in Monroe Co., AL in late 1830's. I think he was married to Elizabeth PARTIN. Glad to share if anyone sees anything familiar!


I am looking for info on my gg grandparents, Richard Blackledge HATCH and Julia KORNEGAY. Richard HATCH was the son of Richard Blackledge HATCH and Clarissa RHODES and Julia KORNEGAY was the daughter of DanieL KORNEGAY and Nancy ROBERTS. I lost track of them between the 1870 and 1880 census, in the 1880 census their children were living with his sister, Marie Louisa HATCH and her husband, Dr. Daniel SMITH. In the "Goldsboro Messenger" of late 1875, there is an article indicating that a Richard B. HATCH was murdered in his home in Mt. Olive. I don't know if this is the same one or not, as a 1st cousin of his was also named Richard Blackledge HATCH. I have no indication at all what happened to Julia KORNEGAY HATCH. Would like to find out what happened to them and where their final resting places are. Also looking for info on Christopher Columbus BYRD who died in Calypso in 1909, especially

a#HOLLINGSWORTHHOLLINGSWORTHm#MURRAHMURRAH posted by Nancy Walston Taillie on Tuesday, September 22, 1998

Looking for any information of the family of Henry HOLLINGSWORTH and Mary MURRAH who were married in Duplin Co. Henry and Mary had nice children all born in Duplin Co., NC.


Have information that relatives of H. Cannon CANADY and Joshua CANADY lived in Duplin Co. at one time. Looking any information on these brothers. They married and raised their children in Johnston Co. NC . No record of their deaths in Johnston Co. Any help would really be appreciated. Looking for their parents and siblings.

a#EVANSEVANSa#GREENGREENm#SIMSSIMSm#WADEWADE posted by Margaret Conn Taylor on Friday, October 2, 1998

I am trying to find the ancestors of: Redden WADE born 1790 Duplin Co, NC died 5-21-1874 in Jasper Co, MS he Married Mary Margaret Polly EVANS in Ellisville, Jones Co, MS 11-20-1819 Mary EVANS born 1801 in GA died 1879 in Jasper Co, MS Children: Spencer P. WADE born 3-5-1821 died 6-12-1908 buried in Hosey Cemetery, Jasper Co, MS L. EVANS " " 1825 " unknown Malinda " " 1-23-1830 " 1-16-1914 Buried Marcelena Cem., Wilson Co, TX Married Isaac SIMS in Jasper Co, MS 1-12-1851 (my great grandfather & grandmother) Isaac Columbus WADE born 5-1833 in Jasper Co, MS death date not known Norvel G. WADE Born 6- - 1835 in Jasper, MS died 8-11-1923 Wichita Co, TX Nancy WADE " 4-27-1838 " " Death date not known

I am also trying to find who Isaac SIMS father was according to the 1880 census his son Jesse Green SIMS said he came from VA and his mother from NC. His mothers name was Elizabeth GREEN. I found a Isaac SIMS on the 1790 census in Cumberland Co,NC. I think this might be my gggreat-grandfather, but only a guess. Would appreciate any help or suggestions. Thanks Margaret

m#SNELLSNELL posted by Mary Grace Walker on Friday, October 2, 1998

I am seeking any information on the SNELL fmaily. Particulary I am interested in Stephen SNELL who is found in the land & census records of Sampson & Dupling Co. I have a lot of SNELL information and would be happy to share/exchange with anyone

a#HALLHALLm#REEVESREEVESm#TYNDALLTYNDALL posted by Cyndi Simpkins on Friday, October 2, 1998

Hi Iam looking for HALLS, REEVES and TYNDALLS. Richard HALL married Keziah TYNDALL I have no dates yet. Richard Allen HALL married Eliza Haseltine HALL first cousins. I was told by my grandmother that Halls were from Duplin county NC. I only just received these names. Any info would be appreciated.

a#HALLHALL posted by Cyndi Simpkins on Friday, October 2, 1998

These are the correct names. Had the last post wrong. Looking for HALLs Richard Ivey HALL married Eliza Haseltine HALL They were first cousins.

a#ELLISONELLISON posted by William Bozic on Saturday, October 3, 1998

I am searching for info on Akis(s) ELLISON and Jesse ELLISON. My ancestor Akis and his brother Jesse were born to a Jesse ELLISON who died in this county(d1804-5?)and had a wife named Ann (surname unknown). I am also anxious to learn if Jesse served in the American Revolution.


DUFF, William and Other DUFF families in Dupliin Co. C. 1786. A William DUFF was in Capt. Stallins Dst. in Apr 1786 in Duplin Co. NC. Believe he was there with wife and 6 children from 1784-1787. Does anyone have 'any' information on this William DUFF family?? Have extensive DUFF data to exchange. Related families: THATCHER, HAYNES/HANES, MONTGOMERY, DRYDEN, CARSON, LATHAM, DORAN AND LOWERY. Thanks.

a#ARRINGTONARRINGTONa#AVENTAVENTa#DRAKEDRAKEm#WRIGHTWRIGHT posted by Richard F. Thiele on Sunday, October 11, 1998

Do you have information on the Wright family? Archelous WRIGHT m. Nancy AVENT in 1823 in Halifax Co. Their son was William Thomas WRIGHT who m. Elizabeth Frances ARRINGTON d. of Nicholas Arrington and Temperance DRAKE. I have found an Archelous WRIGHT in Duplin Co. in the 1800 Census. The Wright names are: Silas Henry, Samuel, William Arrington, Elizabeth, Laura M. (who m. James AVENT in 1866. My great grandfather was : Junius Paul WRIGHT, b. in Nash County,NC.

a#AVANTAVANTa#AVENTAVENTa#COXCOX posted by Jack Cox on Monday, October 12, 1998

Looking for any information on the ancestors/descendants of Moses COX, b.1756 in Duplin Co, NC. Served in the Revolutionary War, enlisting in Dobbs Co, NC. Moved to Chatham Co, NC after the war. Married Martha AVANT | Martha AVENT in Chatham Co, NC about 1786. Martha was born in Onslow Co, NC about 1767/1768. Moses and his family eventually moved to Washington Co, GA. Thank you. Jack Cox

m#NEWCOMBNEWCOMB posted by Marie Edwards Bull on Thursday, October 15, 1998

I am at my wits end. We have an ancestor that seems to be very elusive. We know his dates and where he is buried, but to go any further is a problem. There are two stories about this person. His name is James NEWCOMB. Story number one was that his parents died and he and his siblings were bonded out and life was very difficult for them to say the least. James joined the North during the war saying he knew what it was like being a slave. Story number two is that his parents were full Tuscarora Indians and were killed when Indians were being rounded up for the Trail of Tears. He and his siblings were taken in by a hunter named Newcomb that found the bodies of the parents. James and his siblings were reared by this man and his wife and they took his last name. This was supposed to have occurred in Duplin County. Were there ever any Tuscarora Indians in the Duplin County area? I am just wondering if this was possible. Thanks,

a#a#HERRINGHERRING posted by Don S. Herring on Thursday, October 15, 1998

I'm Looking for any information concerning James HERRING Sr. b. d. July 1, 1806 and wife Asenith ________, b. d. Jan. 30, 1829. James executed a deed in Duplin Co. N.C. in 1789 that named sons Bryan, James Jr. b. Apr. 22, 1782 d. July 1, 1806; Lewis Williams HERRING, b. June 22, 1785; and daughter Ann. I have copies from an 1816 James HERRING Jr. family bible that states that James Sr. and wife Asenith had another son named John Isaac Herring, b. June 7, 1789; d. May 4, 1878 in Saluda Co. S.C. Also looking for information about an Asenith or Acenith HERRING that was the wife of James Herring Sr.

m#WELLSWELLSm#WILLIAMSWILLIAMS posted by Deborah Isaza on Saturday, October 17, 1998

Re: WILLIAMS I would like to contact Charles Raymond Williams but his e-mail address won't go thru. My ancestor was Andrew Elton WILLIAMS, son of John and Mary WELLS WILLIAMS. John was the son of Frederick, who was the son of David WILLIAMS. Grateful for any info. Thanks, Debbie

m#MALPASSMALPASSm#TAYLORTAYLOR posted by Kristi McCauley. on Sunday, October 25, 1998

Thank you. If there is any more information I should add, please advise. The names listed above belonged to John Warren MALPASS and RacheL TAYLOR. They lived in Duplin County and were married in 1869 in New Hanover County (at the jail--another whole story!)

m#MILLARDMILLARD posted by Willie R. Crumpler Esq on Monday, October 26, 1998

I am looking info on MILLARDS of N.C. I have my line traced back to Jacob MILLARD born ca 1736. He lived in duplin co. Im disabled and slow. Ive been working on this line for 10 years. Please help

m#QUINNQUINN posted by Betty Quinn Evans on Wednesday, October 28, 1998

I'am look for information on descendants of Eugene Quinn in Duplin County. I'am also looking for anyone doing research on the QUINN family Thank you

a#FANNFANN posted by Helen Ennis Williams on Thursday, October 29, 1998

Looking for any informatiom on the surname Fann that were living in the Duplin and Sampson CO. area in the early and late 1700's

m#TEACHEYTEACHEYm#WELLSWELLS posted by Mark Teachey on Friday, October 30, 1998

Looking for any info on an ancestor by the name of Flora...wife of Jacob Teachey Sr (son of Daniel Teachey, 1708-1794 and Ann Wells, 1719 -1796) mother of Henry, Daniel, Michael and Jacob Teachey. Looking for her surname and family. Please email me at mtea@wilmington.net. Thanks!

a#EVERSEVERSa#GARRISONGARRISON posted by C. C. Blankenship on Friday, October 30, 1998

GARRISON/EVERS: Marriage bond in Duplin Co., NC before 1793. Son, Michael b.1793. Family moved to Efffingham Co., GA. Second son, Isaac b. 1795. Lived in GA until 1832/33, relocated to Alachua Co., Terr. of Florida. Lived near todays Gainesville until 1842/43 when 160 acres received from Seminole Indian War Militia time near present day Brooksville, Hernando Co., FL. Darius d. Feb. 1838. Michael d. 1856 and Isaac about the same. Will swap Florida data fro GA/NC.