Who knew Jemima was such a popular name in Craven and Pitt Counties in the 18th century? Turns out it apparently was! While trying to figure out who Jemima Mills Pettit is, and who her children were, I kept coming across entries that claim she died in Craven County in 1816 because a Jemima Mills left […]
According to publicly-accessible family trees at Ancestry.com, a Craven County woman named Jemima MILLS, said to be a daughter of Nasby MILLS and Keziah HUNTER or Keziah WALLACE or Keziah Hunter WALLACE, was born about 1760, then married a Craven County man named Gideon PETTIT. Some trees record this happened sometime around 1812, while others do […]
I have information that Jacob TYRE b.1800 married a Mary (LAST NAME UNKNOWN) b. 1797. Is this fact correct? Also, what was Mary’s maiden name and who were Jacob and Mary’s parents? Please contact Sruallen@hotmail.com if you have any information. (Also please comment below for the benefit of other researchers who might also be researching the TYRE Family.)
I found the following item in page 3 of the estate records for LEWIS WARREN of Craven County (1867). It says: Mr. Lewis Warren Take Notice that I shall move the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions of Craven County at their term in december next for execution against you for two years in arrear of […]
This query was submitted August 30, 2016: As of the 1850 Beaufort County Census (Chocowinity), his widow “Lucretia Surls” age 50 appears with her children: Son “Mential” (Marshall) 20-21 (my great grandfather) Daughter Jemsesy/Jamesy 18 Daughter – Ellen 15 Boarder/laborer – Robert Whitley 50. Lucretia and her husband show as “Covenant and Litia Searls” on Marshall’s […]
This query was submitted Aug. 30, 2016: Trying to connect Furnifold Dupree b. ca. 1815 Lenoir Co., NC as son of Roderick Dupree, b. ca. 1781-appears in 1810 Census of Wayne Co., NC, then 1830 Census of Lenoir Co., NC-Contentnea Creek area. Furnifold Dupree appears in same area in 1840 Census which should confirm him […]
This query comes from Bettye Nesmith: Does anyone have any information about William Clark who married Chloe Bexley and later moved to Georgia? If you have information, please comment below. Thank you!
Cynthia Powers has this query: I’m trying to get information on Joseph Morris who was born around 1801 and married Nancy? Born around 1812. His father was Aaron Morris. Joseph and Nancy moved to west Tennessee (Round Top) in 1832. If you have any information on this family, please comment below. Thank you!
Recently, more than one television documentary has offered viewing audiences one spin after another about one of America’s favorite historical mysteries–the Lost Colony. Through my work with Coastal Carolina Indian Center, as well as my own roots in the region that go back to the earliest colonists and the Algonquian peoples of the coast, I have always had […]
[Editor’s Note: The following is an article contributed to East Carolina Roots by Anthony Bryan, a descendant of the Bryan family of Vanceboro. You can visit find him here at LinkedIn. If you have an idea about a story, or research that you’d like to contribute, please contact me via this link.] Macon Bryan was murdered […]