When you have a brick wall in your family tree, what else can you do but chase down every lead of anyone who had any relation to your mystery relative? This annotated marriage bond serves that purpose for me. On Thursday, August 22, 1805, John KING (son of Joel KING) and John Williams (parents unknown) put themselves forth as bondsmen for Laban MORRIS to marry Kitty … [Read more...] about Marriage Bond of Laban Morris & Kitty Williams
FamilySearch has been steadily putting a ton of North Carolina records on their site that aren't yet easy to access through the normal browsing methods. (Another thanks to Becky for tipping me off about some of the great new things that have gone up over the last few months!) Anyhow, I decided to compile a list of direct links to all eastern North Carolina counties in their … [Read more...] about Did you know all of these new records were at FamilySearch? I’ve got all of the links right here!
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 not give a date. A variety … [Read more...] about The strange tale of the Craven County woman who gave birth AND signed a deed in Pitt County in the years after her 1816 death