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
Beaufort County Genealogy
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I don't descend from Thomas Respess Crawford, at least not that I'm aware of, however some of our AncestryDNA matches do and I was scratching my head at the woman who was recorded as his wife. A Mary Tuton of Beaufort County, SOUTH Carolina. I didn't even know any members of the Tuton / Tuten family had gone to South Carolina, but lo and behold, there definitely were … [Read more...] about Family Tree Fact Check: The wife of Thomas Respess Crawford
The following is a transcription of the will of Garrett Nelson of Beaufort County, dated 15 May 1856. I don't descend from Garrett (that I know of), but I have seen far more children attributed to him on Ancestry, although I suspect some of that is in error. Garrett Nelson named the following children in his will: Garret Jr. Abner George Berry Alethea (m. John … [Read more...] about Will of Garrett Nelson (Beaufort County), 1856
For this installment, we turn to the third volume of the collection. In this book, there are several letters relating to our Henry Williamson. The Legacy Mr. Blount writes to a William Murdock 18 Mar 1796 (pg. 35-36) "Some time since last winter I caused to be forwarded a Power of attorney [see page 567 for the PoA] from a Henry Williamson of this State formerly of London to … [Read more...] about The John Gray Blount Mysteries, Part 2: The Legacy and the Assumed Name
I'm sure many of you Joyner researchers have already sorted this out, but I'm still trying to make sense of who's who. I'm going to start posting information about the Joyner family of Pitt County, primarily focusing on items spanning the colonial era to the mid-to-late-1800s. All of the following items come from the Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly, which is available … [Read more...] about Joyner Family Bible Records & related material