The family of John Morris and Mary Vickers of Edgecombe County seems to be connected to Laban Morris, and while they left no paper trail identifying his origins in those days, I’m finding what appears to be a genetic trail of breadcrumbs. Thankfully, dual approaches to solving this mystery are merging to make my cousin […]
Some amazing things are happening right now in our family thanks to several of us taking the AncestryDNA test. We’re on the verge of solving the puzzle of our Whitford family origins (In other words, did we come from Scotland, as was long suggested, or perhaps somewhere else?) — a subject that has mystified many […]
This article relates to Stephen AVERY (Stephen AVERITT) of Craven and Beaufort Counties, husband of Nancy GARDNER and later Nancy Ada FOY, and father of Nancy, Enoch, Allen, Lewis, Noah, William, Patsy, Julia Ann, Susan, Pollie Ann, and Nancy Augusta AVERY, all of Beaufort County.
Below I have transcribed the will of David Averitt, my 5th great-grandfather. His children by his first wife were: Elizabeth “Betsy” AVERITT m. Thomas ANDERSON Enoch AVERITT m. Leta McINTOSH Selah AVERITT m. John HOLMES He later married Sarah “Sally” BUTLER, daughter of Arthur BUTLER and Sarah “Sally” JOHNSON. Their children were: Arthur J. AVERITT […]
The following is a transcription of a letter from Turner Nelson to James Roach dated July 19, 1825. This is of particular interest to me because there is a section at the bottom that mentions my ancestor, Laban Morris. Turner Nelson is mentioned elsewhere on this site because he served as a school teacher in […]