Duplin County, NC

Posted Queries for February 1999

m#SHEFFIELDSHEFFIELDm#SHUFFIELDSHUFFIELD posted by John H. Sheffield on Monday, February 1, 1999

Searching for information for John Sheffield who served with NC Militia. Will share information. Thanks, John Sheffield

m#PARADISEPARADISE posted by Debora W. Paradise-Whitt on Tuesday, February 2, 1999

Searching for info on William PARADISE who married Sabrina Darden 17 Oct 1796 in Duplin Co., NC. Tennessee history states that two brothers came from NC to TN abt 1805. They built homes along a ridge now known as Paradise Ridge in Joelton, TN. TN land records reflect brother may have been John. John moved on but the descendants of William remained till after the Civil War. The former home is now the center part of the Anderson & Garrett Funeral Home in Joelton, TN and the former home of my GGGGGGrandfather. Any info on the Paradise family would be welcome.

m#VICKVICK posted by Robert D. Vick, Sr. on Wednesday, February 3, 1999

My distant cousin, John Vick, and I are seeking any information we can obtain on a John VICK that is listed in the 1790 census of Duplin County, N. C. This John Vick we refer to above is listed as having landed in Philadelphia, Pa. on September 27, 1786 from the ship " Patsey Rutledge " from Hamburg, Germany. The John Vick is listed in the 1790 census of Duplin Co., N. C. as having 1 male over 16, one male under 16 and two females. We assume this to mean that he has a wife and two small children. We think, perhaps, this Vick is the one that landed in Philadelpia. We know most of the Vicks migrated down into N. C. and thence elsewhere. We can't find any other data on this man in Pa. Do you have any suggestions as to where we may look for further details on this man ? Thank you for any consideration you may render. Robert D. Vick, Sr. ( Bob ) .

a#DAVISDAVISa#HILLHILL posted by Rita Smith on Sunday, February 7, 1999

Looking for information on Alfred DAVIS born November 1861, died June 20, 1946. His wife Mariah HILL DAVIS, born November 1876, died July 3, 1939. His parents: Shade (or Shane) DAVIS and Effie E. DAVIS.

a#GRIMSLEYGRIMSLEYa#HARDISONHARDISON posted by Bob Graham on Friday, February 12, 1999

Looking for info on Elijah George GRIMSLEY and Sarah Ann HARDISON from Duplin Co., NC. Elijah was born January 1810. Sarah born 1820. They later moved to Bladen Co., NC.

a#CARRCARRm#NORRISNORRISm#SAVAGESAVAGE posted by Kathy Goble on Friday, February 19, 1999

Have hit a brick wall and need help! Vonnie G. CARR born 1847 NC married Mary Alice NORRIS born 1860 NC. 1900 and 1910 census has them living Island Creek, Duplin Co. Who were their parents? When did they die? Where are they buried? I only have 3 children for them - were there more? King Ernest (Buddy) SAVAGE born 1873 NC married Priscilla Mariah SAVAGE born 1880 NC. They married in Duplin Co. and were there on the 1900 and 1910 census. Who were their parents? Were they cousins? When did they die? Where are they buried? Who were their children? Any help at all is greatly appreciated.


William Churchwell m. 2nd, Aug. 2, 1796, Sarah Harrod and division of land book A, p. 12 records the div. of land of William Churchwell, April, 1807 as follows: William Churchwell, James Churchwell, David C. Churchwell, and Sarah Churchwell (minor). David m. Jane Harper, Sarah m. Daniel Grant children of David: Lucy Jane Churchwell m. Abraham Kornegay, Martha D. Churchwell m. Joseph J. Lanier, Julia Ann Churchwell m. Robert J. Stokes. Descendants: families of John Wesley Evans, Faison Wells McGowan. Anyone on this line?

a#ARNETTARNETTa#DAVISDAVIS posted by Anne B. Lewellen on Saturday, February 20, 1999

Seeking information on Philemon Arnett b. ca. 1750 and lived for sometime in Duplin Co. before moving to Robeson Co. Do not know wife's name had among children Peregrine Arnett b. ca. 1780 who married Clara Davis. Help appreciated.

m#SAVAGESAVAGE posted by Kathy Goble on Saturday, February 20, 1999

I recently found out my Savage family is buried at Old Pinhook Church Graveyard. Can anyone tell me where it is located? Is there a book that has this cemetery listed? Thank you!

a#HULETTHULETT posted by Evelyn Hulett McCoy on Sunday, February 21, 1999

Looking for Hulett's. Henry Hulett is known to have come to Terfair County, Georgia in 1820 from Duplin County, N.C.


My SUMMERLIN line has connections to these other families in and from Duplin Co NC. Wish to share info especially on these lines in Duplin Co prior to 1820. I am mainly interested in the following: Benjamin Snipes and daughters Rachel SNIPES SUMMERLIN and Priscilla SNIPES SUMMERLIN; Reading SUMMERLIN Sr, Jacob SUMMERLIN Sr. Dennis Glisson and daughters Mary GLISSON SUMMERLIN and Charity GLISSON SUMMERLIN. The time period covered is last half of 1700s through about 1820. The SUMMERLIN name also has connections/marriages to HERRING and HINES.

m#MERRITTMERRITTm#PRIDGENPRIDGEN posted by Debbie Wooten on Monday, February 22, 1999

Hello out there! I'm looking for any connections to George Washington PRIDGEN, son of William and Margaret Pridgen, of Duplin Co., NC. George was born August 4, 1831, and around age 19, moved with his family to Telfair, later Coffee Co., GA, where he married Mary MERRITT. Does anyone know if William was the son or grandson of the William Pridgen who lived over 120 years or if he came from another line? Thanks in advance,

a#ALLENALLENa#BENNETTBENNETT posted by John Norman on Monday, February 22, 1999

I am looking for the Bennett's of Duplin County, and hope you can help. My gg grandfather was James Fletcher BENNETT, b c 1815 to 1818 -- depending on which census one uses. He moved to Alabama, Married Matilda ALLEN, and then Mississippi and had several children. I am looking for his parents and siblings, and believe him to be the son of Thomas BENNETT. You mentioned you had his will and I was wondering whether or not John was mentioned in the will. If not Thomas the only other one could have been John -- though that makes sense with the name. Both had children of the right age. Please let me know if this connects with what you have. I have a lot of info on john and his descendants. None of the cousins I know have been able to find the parents. Thanks a lot,


William Churchwell m. 1796, Sarah Harrod and he died in 1805. Anyone know of a connection with Harrod, Smith, or other line connected. Son, David Churchwell remained in Duplin Co and m.Jane Harper. Any Harper tie available? David Churchwell had three daus. Lucy m. Abraham Kornegay Martha m. Joseph J. Lanier Julia m. Robert J. Stokes I am seeking to find who Sarah, widow of William, was in a household in Duplin and am looking for grave sites. Any info on David will be appreciated. David Churchwell m. Oct. 1, 1826, Jane Harper, b. 1805 in Lenoir Co (her parents unknown)