There were, demonstrably, two William Brights living within, what was then, Craven County during the mid 1700s. Look at the Petition to Change the Seat of Government of 1733. Among the signatories of this document were William Brite and William Bright. So, how do we differentiate between them? When examining records, read them carefully. Pay attention to details like dates, … [Read more...] about William Bright of Craven: There Were Two
Dobbs County Genealogy
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
I've been researching a bunch of different things lately and I'm trying to compartmentalize them into a handful of posts that might be helpful (and easily accessible) in the future. This will be the first in a series of random items for random families I've spent time researching. Items below include abstracts from Dr. A.B. Pruitt, Dr. Stephen Bradley, Elizabeth Moore and … [Read more...] about Research Hodge Podge – Part 1
A growing list of Eastern North Carolina counties now have their deeds and other records online. From now on links to all of the following Register of Deeds databases can be found via the Research Databases link in the top menu of this site. Interestingly, some counties also have Slave and Co-Habitation Records, as well as detailed land grant plats. Happy searching! … [Read more...] about Did you know online deed searches are available in several eastern North Carolina counties?
Albemarle County: 1729-32. James Tuder paid quit rents to his majesty the king, 29 Sep 1729 to Mar 1732, for 100 acres of land (N. C. Colonial Records, book 22, Pg 243). The land was in Chowan. See Bertie County where James bought land. Anson: Formed 1750 from Bladen. Owen Tudor, born 1743 in VA; son of Henry Tudor born 1720 in VA. Married Lucy Harris in VA … [Read more...] about North Carolina Tedder Census Data, Tax Lists, Land Records, and more, by county