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
Beaufort County Genealogy
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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
One day a couple of years ago, I googled the name of my elusive 4th great-grandfather, Wilson Daniels, whose parentage I still don't know. One of the results was from the Internet Archive, the fourth volume of a collection of documents known as The John Gray Blount Papers. John Gray Blount and his brothers were merchants residing in Washington, Beaufort County. John, … [Read more...] about The John Gray Blount Mysteries, Part 1: The Twist of the Wife
The following are Craven County Spear deeds(and all related spellings). This is not a comprehensive list. The following are Beaufort County JOHN SPEIR deeds. … [Read more...] about Spear, Speir, Spire, Spyers, Spears Deeds (Craven and Beaufort Counties)