While Ancestry is notorious for spreading false information, you should also be wary of Find-a-Grave (link to her page). Remember, both sites depend on users, who are human, to create family trees/bios. Always, always, always check the facts against contemporary documents. Take, for example, my 4th great-grandmother, Miranda Ross Gaskins. Her Personal Profile Let's begin … [Read more...] about Family Tree Fact Check: Miranda Ross Gaskins
Beaufort County Genealogy
The Beaufort County Genealogy category contains records, including deeds, wills, land records, census records, tax lists, bastardy bonds, Bible records, apprenticeship bonds, estate records, and more.
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(This article was originally published July 25, 2018. It was most recently updated June 6, 2019.) It's now worth investigating the possibility that Harriet Morris is a daughter of Thomas Morris of Beaufort County and granddaughter of Elisha Morris. While Laban descendants undoubtedly share some kind of DNA with Harriet Morris descendants, I'm doubtful it's enough to suggest … [Read more...] about Is Harriet Morris a relative of Laban Morris?
The following post is an attempt to reconcile information that I've gathered so far, as well as an invitation for anyone who has more details to add in their comments. I have had a special interest in Elisha Morris for several years now. My cousin Mike Morris and I had both noticed that on the 1860 census, our shared ancestor Laban Morris had moved from Craven County over … [Read more...] about The Family of Elisha Morris of Beaufort County, NC
The family of John Holmes, Sr. went in different directions after the death of their family's patriarch. Thanks to deeds, census records, and DNA, we may finally be able to track their migration paths. These deeds involving children of John Holmes, Sr. mention him as their father: John Holmes, Sr. married Esther (LNU). Researchers so far have been unable to determine … [Read more...] about Holmes Family Migrations from NC to Smyth County, Virginia & Lee County, Alabama
The word "brother-in-law" is becoming the bane of my research. In earlier times, the term "in-law" had a broader scope than is now the case. Pretty much anyone related to you by marriage was an in-law. Therefore, a brother-in-law could be one in the modern sense, a stepbrother, or even the brother of your brother's wife/sister's husband! Unfortunately for me, this word has … [Read more...] about The Brother-in-Law Conundrum