Chowan County Genealogy

NC Tax Lists at NC Digital Collections

NC Tax Lists at NC Digital Collections

It's always a good idea to look at original records yourself. More than once, I've seen a transcription that gets a name wrong and seeing the original document winds up solving a mystery. If you haven't already seen them, there are plenty of tax list images over at NC...

Laughinghouse Mythology

Laughinghouse Mythology

It's time for some myth-busting.  There are a couple of persistent ones that surround this family.  "Thomas Laughinghouse came to America about 1750..." The first comes down to us via Henry T. King's Sketches of Pitt County: There are several problems with this...

Will of Elias Stallings (Perquimans County), 1778/1785

Will of Elias Stallings (Perquimans County), 1778/1785

Below I'm transcribing the will of Elias Stallings of Perquimans County in an effort to better understand the relationships between the Rountrees, the Stallings, and the Wallaces (whatever they may be). Some researchers claim all of Elias Stallings' children were born...

Will of Thomas Rountree (Chowan County) – 1748

Will of Thomas Rountree (Chowan County) – 1748

In trying to make sense of the connections between the Rountree and Wallace families, I'm finding I need to dig deep into the available documents. It appears there is some erroneous information on Ancestry and other sites relating to Thomas Rountree, his children, and...

Early Rountree (Roundtree) Items – Mostly Chowan County

Early Rountree (Roundtree) Items – Mostly Chowan County

The following items are pulled from the North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 1, 2, & 3. I've only chosen items that predate 1800, as my own research focus related to the Rountree family is in the early 18th century. Feel free to add more...