Duplin County, NC

Posted Queries for March 2001

posted by Richard Fountain on Saturday, March 3, 2001

I am Richard Fountain, in Savannah, Georgia. (Son of my late father Andrew Aaron Fountain. ). I have been living next door to Mr. Milton Drake at least 43 of my 49 years. What is interesting to me, is finding out that Mr. Drakes ancestors followed mine, apparently from North Carolina; moving from somewhere in North Carolina, to Jefferson County, then Washington County, then Johnson County, and finally Chatham County ,Georgia. I know that my Ancestor Henry Fountain married Mrs. Susanne McGlahon around Feb. 11, 1836, and that he came to Jefferson County, Ga. sometime between 1812-1820, from North Carolina. I think he was the son of Lydia (Manner ?), and Henry Fountain of Duplin North Carolina. I hunch that this "Henry", was there in Duplin in 1800 and I think, but; I'm not sure if he was the same Henry Fountain jr. of your County. I only know, that the neighbors, the Frederick Lands, the Jesse Browns, the Abraham Shepherds, the Benjamin Laniers, and Abraham Shepherd Lanes were there; and are all related or have associations with my ancestors. These were people in Dan Southerlands district in 1786. I think the town of Fountain, on highway 111 may have some association. Is there any way that you can tell me how, " Fountain " , N.C. got its name origin ?.... Is there a Lynn haven River in your area ?.... as I think, my ancestor could have been a descendant of either Henry Aaron Fontaine, (who helped Governor Spotswood lay out the Virginia/North Carolina boundary). Or he was a descendant of Edward Fountaine, who arrived on the Abigail around July, 1635 with Ralph & Thanks Shepherd & daughter Sarah; having settled in Princes Anne Parish. Then, there is the possibility, because of the Drake connections, that he was Sir Francis Drakes first mate on the Vessel, the "Golden Hind", around 1579. The Fountain, Drake associations in Savannah, are incredible, going back to the old "Drake-Ke", Plantation on the Savannah River, which according to Indian lore, was the site where Drakes Landing was. I know that some Drakes were killed by Indians in Washington County, Ga. around 1790's. And that Washington County is today representative of some 23 Counties. Anything you can send me, would probably be to our mutual historical interest .... Thank you, Richard Fountain, ( coeurdelion.2 ).]

a#JONESJONES posted by T. Tajdin on Saturday, March 3, 2001

Looking for Philip JONES. Son Bithan was born in 1869 so maybe Philip was born around 1840's? Bithan lived in Duplin County.

a#AVISONAVISONa#HOLDENHOLDENa#INGRAMINGRAMm#STANLANDSTANLAND posted by Bessie Ingram Avison on Saturday, March 3, 2001

Surnames to register: Alex S. HOLDEN family Alvah H. STANLAND family Elizabeth STANLAND INGRAM family Bessie INGRAM AVISON family Thomas AVISON family

a#BRINSONBRINSONa#GRIFFINGRIFFIN posted by Nick on Saturday, March 3, 2001

I am currently researching, BRINSON [primarily Duplin Co.], GRIFFIN [started in Jones Co. - very little luck] Certainly would appreciate any guidance you may wish to provide. - Nick at NicMar48@cs.com

a#BELLBELLa#FARRIORFARRIORm#PRICEPRICE posted by Ms.Bell on Saturday, March 3, 2001

I am the great grandaughter of Sallie BELL, daughter of Mary "Minnie" FARRIOR and Davis Leon BELL. I am searching for their parents and any information on this family. I do know that he was married twice and Minnie was his 2nd wife. Their children were: Sallie Bell, William David Bell, Leon Edward Bell, and Vivian Bell (married John T. PRICE). Their half brother was Thomas E. Bell. I have their birthdates and deseased dates. I read the Farrior family tree on the Familytreemaker site/JCooper. It was a little confusing to me. Also he had some of the names wrong for them. He had Sarah for Sallie and it was never Sarah! If you have any information that would help me in my search, please let me know. Thank you kindly.

a#CARROLLCARROLL posted by Charles R. Speh on Saturday, March 3, 2001

I am trying to piece together a CARROLL family tree based on my mother's family. My great grandfather was dr. William J. Carroll, born 1831 in Duplin Co. N.C. I have located his Confederate service record data, and have his diploma from medical school. he served as a physicain in the 5th Fla. Inf.Company G. I also have the camp stool he carried with him while in the Confderate Army. I would like to verify that he is the 4th child of James Carroll (1801-1869) who was originally from the vicinty of Durham, N.C. and subsequently moved to Lowndes Co. Georgia along with his brother Jesse. James Carroll's father was John Carroll (1770-1826) and he was born in Duplin Co. I can trace back one more generation only to John Carroll's father who was Jesse Carroll (1750-1801) but I am unable to trace any information on Jesse Carroll's parents who were William and Elizabeth of Granville Co. Can you help? Thank you Regards,

a#FRAZIERFRAZIERa#FRAZORFRAZOR posted by Joey Frazor on Saturday, March 3, 2001

Can you tell me if a Census exists for duplin County for 1760-70? And if so is there a George FRAZOR(or some derivation...FRAZIER, etc) I'm trying to find out if he is the Father of Major James Frazor b.1759 who moved to Sumner Co., Tennessee by 1790. Any help would be appreciated.

m#SHEFFIELDSHEFFIELDm#SHUFFIELDSHUFFIELD posted by Katherine Torkelson on Wednesday, March 7, 2001

From the Grant books of Duplin: From # 100 Duplin County Grant Book 32 2050 pg 141 John SHUFFIELD 10 Nov 1779 150 acres on the N side of Goshen Swamp reads in part.....William Hearst, to Shuffields own Line, John Joley (?), a pond, and Nicholas Browden THEN:1949 pg 40 William SHUFFIELD 15 Dec 1778 200 acres on the S W side of Maxwells Swamp and (on the) N side of Cabbin Branch Beaverdam (and)on both sides of the Indian Grove Branch and on both sides of flatte (/) branch - including Shuffields Improvement, joining Isom SHUFFIELD, James Wallace, William Filmott , and the Meanders of the sd Cabbin Branch These deeds and the 1790 Census show this Willaim SHEFFIELD/SHUFFIELD, ISOM (probably really ISHAM), Amos SHUFFIELD and John and Elizabeth SHUFFIELD living in close proximity in the Bowdin community of Duplin County, NC. Amos and Elizabeth are shown in the 1790 Census next to each other. Does anyone have any more information on this William, Isham, Amos SHUFFILED FAMILY? Are you part of this family that is probably the brother of John Sheffield of Duplin County? Any information will be appreciated. Kathy

m#PICKETTPICKETT posted by Melanie Kelley on Saturday, March 10, 2001

Can someone please give me the location of the PICKETT cemetery. I've been told that it may be in the area of Chinquapin. Thanks in advance. Melanie Kelley

a#GOFFGOFFa#HERRINGHERRINGa#KORNEGAYKORNEGAYa#LANELANE posted by Tina Drake on Saturday, March 10, 2001

I am trying to research my grandparents families in Duplin County. My paternal great grandfather was Alvah KORNEGAY, his wife, Eliza LANE. My maternal great grandfather was Noah HERRING, his wife, Mittie GOFF. If anyone has any info I would welcome anything as I can not find a thing. Thank you, Tina S. Drake

m#NEWMANNEWMAN posted by Steve Tucker on Sunday, March 11, 2001

Am seeking information on Samuel NEWMAN b. ca 1800 in N.C. Supposedly Duplin Co. was port of entry for his parents Christopher NEWMAN and Mary Hannaford Newman who immigrated to U.S. late 1700's from Ugborough, England

a#GROVESGROVES posted by Wanda Groves Kohlmann on Sunday, March 11, 2001

GROVES, Joseph Kelly born 1793. From Duplin Co.

m#ROUSEROUSEm#SCOTTSCOTT posted by James Rouse on Sunday, March 11, 2001

Searching for Isaac and Mary SCOTT. Family lived in and around this area. Daughter Clara SCOTT b. 1815 m. John Beasley Rouse 1834, John and Clara lived at "long creek" NW of Wilmington.

a#GRAHAMGRAHAM posted by Tom McRae on Friday, March 16, 2001

Looking for information about the family of Stephen GRAHAM, who is mentioned in the "Duplin County History to 1810" as a physican living in the county at the time. Any information will be appreciated greatly. Thanks.

m#WARDWARD posted by Tom McRae on Friday, March 16, 2001

Looking for information about the family of William Turner WARD, the Indian Agent from Duplin County who signed the Dancing Rabbit Treaty in 1830. Any information will be appreciated greatly. Thanks.

a#JONESJONESm#SUMMERLINSUMMERLIN posted by Heather Quinn on Sunday, March 18, 2001

Does anyone know where Hughes Cemetary in Duplin Co is? We drove all over Duplin on March 17 and couldn't find it or anyone who had heard of it. Specifically looking for the graves of James Thomas Jones and Catherine Ann Summerlin. Thanks in advance.

m#MARCHANTMARCHANT posted by Katherine Walker on Monday, March 19, 2001

I'm looking for info on John MARCHANT who married Christina/Christian Unknown. They had at least four children: Jacob, Isaac, John, and Bryant B. I am descended from Isaac (b. abt 1766), who married Rachael Unknown. Supposedly, Isaac moved from Duplin Co., NC, to Georgia about 1790. He was granted land in Warren Co., GA, in the early 1790's. He appears on the 1793 Warren Co., GA, tax digest although he appears to have resided in Washington Co., GA. He was Quaker although he became a Baptist later in life. He died in what is now Worth Co., GA. John, Jr. (b. abt 1770), moved to Georgia and later to Mississippi where his last name was corrupted to Merchant. He married a Nancy Elizabeth Unknown. I'm told they were allied with the McGees and Tulloses. Bryant B. (b. abt 1775) married a woman named Sarah Unknown and also moved to Mississippi. I have no information on Jacob. John Marchant (Sr.) is listed on the 1783 Duplin Co., NC, tax list. He is later listed on the 1794 Warren Co., GA, tax list. I'm looking for any further info on John Marchant, Sr: his wife's maiden name, any of his siblings, his parents' names, etc. -- any of this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

a#LANIERLANIER posted by Leon D. Lanier on Wednesday, March 21, 2001


a#HERRINGHERRINGa#KINGKING posted by Ouida Dix on Wednesday, March 21, 2001

I'm trying to find the parents of WILLIAM KING. William was born 2 May 1835 in NC.By 12/25/1835 WILLIAM had bought land in Barbour Co. Ala. A JOHN HERRING also purchased land near KING two weeks later. A JOHN HERRING had died by 1858 and left orphans. The 1860 Ala census has a CHLOE HERRING,age 10, living with my KING family. I believe these are one and the same people and that JOHN and WILLIAM traveled together from Duplin county. Can someone please help me prove this? One more thing, an old church record says William was related to the VP WILLIAM RUFUS KING. Can someone please help me solve this mystery? I will be forever grateful. Figgie


Does anyone know where "Rachel COOPER" fits in with the Duplin County Cooper families around 1800? She was born in 1784 and married Thomas Armstrong on 2 June 1800 in Duplin County. Hugh McCanne was the bondsman and Wm. Dickson was a witness. Thanks so much for any information.

a#HERRINGHERRINGa#KINGKINGm#SNELLSNELL posted by Figgie on Monday, March 26, 2001

In the 1758 will of ROGER SNELL he memtions his daughters, REBACA HERRING, MARY KING and ANN KING. Does anyone have a clue who REBACA HERRING and ANN KING were married to? I am trying to trace a JOHN HERRING and WILLIAM KING back to Duplin Co. in 1811. Thank you for all your help.


Elizabethton Star Online Edition (Carter Co., TN)
Horace BATCHELOR Obituary

Horace "Big Lynn" Batchelor, 44, 509 Orleans Street, Johnson City, died Monday, January 29, 2001, at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness

Mr. Batchelor was a native of Duplin County, N.C., and the son of Horace Batchelor of North Carolina and Sudie HENDERSON Batchelor of Johnson City.

Mr. Batchelor was a graduate of Ainsworth High School, Flint, Mich., and was a press operator at American Water Heater for eight years.

He was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bill and Neomi ORTON.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Brenda Orton Batchelor, of the home; a son, William Batchelor, and a daughter, Tara Renee Batchelor, both of the home; his stepmother, Margaret R. Batchelor of North Carolina; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Sudie Diane Batchelor of North Carolina, Sondra Jean and Rev. Ronnie DUGGER, Jonesborough, and Shauna Gail DEMMING, Johnson City; three stepsisters, Tina Marie ROBERTS of Michigan, Penny June MARCHLEWICZ and Brenda Lee WHALEY, both of North Carolina; two stepbrothers, Almon A. "Buzz" COMSTOCK and Ralph A. "Micky" Comstock, both of Florida; a brother-in-law and his wife, Ken and Sharon Orton, Johnson City; and a sister-in-law and her husband, Mary and Ronnie NIDIFFER, Elizabethton. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick

BATCHELOR -- Funeral services for Horace "Big Lynn" Batchelor, 44, 509 Orleans Street, Johnson City, who died Monday, January 29, 2001, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 1, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, with the Rev. Ronnie Dugger and Elder Terry HENDERSON officiating. Music will be under the direction of the True Light Gospel Singers. Graveside services and interment will follow at Monte Vista Burial Park. Active pallbearers will be Toby Orton Jr., Tommy Orton, Mick FORD, Sammy Ford, Randy Ford, Rick Orton, Jim Orton, Tim Orton, Paul SCALF, Mike Orton and Jay Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be the Rev. Ronnie Dugger, Kenneth Orton and Larry WARD. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence, 509 Orleans Street, Johnson City, at any time. Tetrick Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. www.Funeral-Plans.com/Tetrick