For years, I’ve known very little about Matilda. That changed over the weekend. I’d been giving the search for Dewitt, who remains elusive, another go by looking at some Lenoir County deeds on their USGenWeb site. The moment came when I got to Deed Book 5. To save time, I was using Control + F […]
Dewitt Sumrell was born circa 1825 in Lenoir County. This date is a guessimate based upon the birth dates of his two known sons in the mid to late 1840s. The place, though, comes from the death certificate of his son, James Henry Sumrell. According to James’s son, the informant, both James and Dewitt were […]
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 […]
I would like to correspond with anyone who might have information about the Watsons of Craven, Lenoir and Jones Counties of North Carolina. I’m a descendant of Eli J. COX of Craven/Lenoir County border area, and he had three, possibly four wives over the course of his life. I descend from his last wife, Nancy […]
North Carolina Digital Collections has PDFs available of Cemetery Survey Records for counties across North Carolina. These surveys were compiled by Works Progress Administration, which was established in 1935 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. According to this brief history by the individual who posted the records to the State Archives site, “[I]t’s purpose was to […]
1859 – February 11 – Samuel HOWARD of LENOIR COUNTY acting by power of attorney for Isaac B. CARLTON of Colvin Co., FLORIDA to Eli J. COX of CRAVEN COUNTY – $200 for 108 acres on east side of Moseley’s Creek 1870 – November 3 – Eli COX and wife, Sarah Ann M. COX to […]
I am very grateful to R. Allen Humphrey for allowing me to post this here at East Carolina Roots.