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 statement: "…Thomas Laughinghouse came to America about 1750 he left his brothers engaged in the wholesale … [Read more...] about Laughinghouse Mythology
Pitt County Genealogy
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(This article was originally published July 25, 2018. It was most recently updated June 6, 2019.) It's now worth investigating the possibility that Harriet Morris is a daughter of Thomas Morris of Beaufort County and granddaughter of Elisha Morris. While Laban descendants undoubtedly share some kind of DNA with Harriet Morris descendants, I'm doubtful it's enough to suggest … [Read more...] about Is Harriet Morris a relative of Laban Morris?
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
There were at least two Amon Joyner living contemporaneously in Craven and Pitt Counties. How they are related is a complete mystery to me. I do know they are not the same man nor is one the father of the other, or at least if he is, not legitimately so. The Amon Joyner in Craven County is still living in 1850 when he is recorded on the Federal Census living in a household … [Read more...] about Select items from the estate records of Amon Joyner of Pitt County
I have already written about AncestryDNA ThruLines™. I mentioned that it can potentially be an incredible tool as long as you're being careful about the suggestions it offers for your ancestors. You need some kind of paper trail to be able to verify what it is suggesting. But what happens when you have an ancestor whose birth was intentionally not documented as belonging to … [Read more...] about Will this help us find the mother of Laban Morris?