Duplin County, NC

Posted Queries for February 2000

a#DOTSONDOTSONa#FISHERFISHER posted by john fisher on Wednesday, February 2, 2000

I am researching my family history and would like to get any information about my father, James Robert FISHER, born May 19, 1914, Wallace, North Carolina His mothers name may have been Carrie. He married Viola Ruth DOTSON in Rossville, Ga. They divorced 1950. They had four sons.


I am looking for informaiton on my ggg-grandfahter, Oliver Harper. He was born in Duplin Co., NC in 1796 married Catherine Mary Swinson before 1820. Catherine Mary's father was Jesse Swinson. Oliver and Catherine Mary eventually moved to MS. Oliver died in 1846. Oliver and Catherine Mary had 3 known children, Catherine, born 1822, married James Whittington, George Clark, born 1825 in Duplin Co., married Louisa Putnam, her father was Jeremiah Putnam. Levi born in 1829, married Sarah Jane Putnam, sister to Louisa. If anyone has any information on this family, please email me. Thank you for any help you can provide. Anne Harper

a#HATCHHATCHm#WILLIAMSWILLIAMS posted by Diane hatch on Monday, February 7, 2000

I am currently searching for any info. on my great-great Grandfather Joseph Rhodes HATCH. He was born October 17,1821 in Jones NC. He married Ann Elizabeth WILLIAMS June 13,1850 in Duplin County. I am having trouble locating his parents. If anyone with any info. would please help I would really appreciate it. Thanx, Ms.Diane Hatch

a#BOONEBOONEa#BYRDBYRDa#CAISONCAISONm#SUTTONSUTTONm#VANNVANN posted by M. Dianne (Peterson) Schell on Thursday, February 10, 2000

I am looking for information on the following Duplin County families: JOHN RICHARD CAISON; REBEKA ELIZA CAISON; SAMUEL BOONE; JULIUS SYLVESTER SUTTON; WILLIAM FRANKLIN SUTTON (a/k/a BUDDY, BILLY FRANK); JAMES RANSOM SUTTON; WILLIAM MORRIS SUTTON (was in the Civil War); MARGARET VANN and BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BYRD. BUDDY was married many times to many different women. Grandma said she knew of 13. Apparently he didn't bother to divorce one before taking up with another. I have a marriage license from Indiana for one. We don't know whether or not he had children. BUDDY was in WWI. He didn't pass the physical and wasn't accepted into the Army. On the day that the men were to board the train in Magnolia the entire town turned out. BUDDY mingled with the men, got on the train and ended up in France and in the Army. By the time he was discovered, he was allowed to stay. He served in France, Hawaii, Mafra, Texas, etc. I have some of his papers and his dogtag. We believe that while in the Army he was exposed to mustard gas because his physical and mental health deteriorated, and his behavior became erratic, etc. He was moody and always up to his neck in trouble and/or mischief or causing trouble. There are other stories about him, e-mail me if interested. BUDDY took an overdose of some kind of medication and died at the family home in Turkey. Not much is known about BUDDY's brother, JAMES RANSOM SUTTON. James died while cleaning a gun on the back porch of the old homeplace in Magnolia. The old homeplace was recently restored. It originally belonged to the KORNEGAY family. JULIUS SYLVESTER SUTTON used to do work for the family. An arrangement had been made for Julius to move his family into the house to care for the place and for Mrs. KORNEGAY upon the death of Mr. KORNEGAY. A fire took place in the home and it has been said that either a son or a boarder in the home set the fire. Apparently no one was hurt. When Mrs. KORNEGAY died the place was inherited by my grandparents JULIUS S. SUTTON and MARTHA OZELLA (BYRD) SUTTON. The house is located on Academy St. in Magnolia and is still in the family. I would like to share/exchange info (what I have) with anyone who might be interested. Please e-mail me at: s1613@aol.com

a#FAISONSFAISONS posted by Angela Campbell on Thursday, February 17, 2000

Hello! I am researching African American FAISONS of Duplin County. Is anyone out there researching or have any information on this name? Right now, I am looking for deeds or personal property records of white Faisons that may contain information on slaves. If anyone out there has any information, Thank you.


I am looking for information on John BLANTON who was in Duplin county, NC as early as 1783. He is listed on the 1784-86 Duplin County census records as having 7 sons and 4 females, probably one was his wife. He bought a lot of property in the Doctors Creek area, and a James BLANTON is listed under him on the census. He was bond for Joshua BLANTON in his marriage to Mary ALDERMAN in 1787. I am trying to connect him as the father of my Joshua. Please contact me for info and sharing. Jeanie BLANTON TRIMBLE

a#HOUSEMANHOUSEMANa#HOUSMANHOUSMANm#MCNEILLMCNEILL posted by Carol Lyons Gore on Wednesday, February 23, 2000

Looking for ancestor Zillah or Zellah HOUSMAN or HOUSEMAN b. in Duplin County abt. 1790. M. Hector McNEILL and migrated to Graves County, Kentucky. We have tons of descendant info to share. Thank you,

a#CHAMBERLINECHAMBERLINEa#HILLHILLm#WELLSWELLSm#WRIGHTWRIGHT posted by Donna Wall on Thursday, February 24, 2000

Elizabeth Chamberline HILL m. David WRIGHT 9 Oct 1798 Duplin Co, NC. (Don't know if Chamberline is Elizabeth's surname and she married a HILL before marrying David Wright). David Wright, b. 1765 Duplin Co; d. 1827 (where?); s/o John WRIGHT b. 1719 Edinburgh, Scotland; d. bef 1798 Duplin Co. & m. Anne WELLS. Who where the parents of Elizabeth Chamberline Hill Wright?

a#KENANKENANm#TORRANSTORRANS posted by Donna Wall on Thursday, February 24, 2000

Capt. Thomas TORRANS, Rev. War soldier, b. c1730 Dobbs Co, NC; d. 1786 Duplin Co, NC; m. Elizabeth KENAN in Duplin Co. Who were parents of Capt. Torrans? Where is he buried? What is marriage date?

a#HERRINGHERRINGa#JERNIGANJERNIGANm#WILSONWILSON posted by I.D. Kerr on Saturday, February 26, 2000

I am searching for Albert JERNIGAN born: ca1872 in Duplin Co NC. Father:Stephen Becton JERNIGAN Mother: Ann J. HERRING. Albert married Daisy WILSON on 29 May 1901 in Wolfscrape Township, Duplin Co. NC. Any help will be appreciated.

m#REASONSREASONSm#SOLLISSOLLIS posted by Don Porter on Sunday, February 27, 2000

Seeking info concerning Abraham SOLLIS, born France, emigrated to NC about the time of the Rev. War, died NC; I suspect in the Duplin/Wayne Co area. A son Luke SOLLIS married Martha TAYLOR in NC. Luke and brother John moved to Gibson Co, TN with the REASONS and other families about 1835.

a#KORNGEYKORNGEYm#WHITMANWHITMAN posted by Helen Ennis Williams on Monday, February 28, 2000

Looking for any info on Mary Jane WHITMAN, according to family history she had two sons by Bill KORNGEY, son of Albert KORNGEY out of wedlock, they were Charlie Garland WHITMAN B.may19, 1879 D.july 4, 1962 and Bob WHITMAN no dates on him, but beleive he had a son Bob WHITMAN Jr. Also interested in any info on Bill KORNGEY and his father Albert KORNGEY

m#WILSONWILSON posted by Neal Moore on Tuesday, February 29, 2000

Am Researching My Mother's Family For Her An Need Information On James Dickson Wilson. Born Abt.1813 Died On July 28, 1898. Married To Elizabeth Hollingsworth. They Had 7 Children. Am Looking For His Parents And So Forth. They Were From Magnolia-Rose Hill Area.