I've had to take a break from research for the past few months because I've been so busy with work, but knowing we'll all be hunkering down for much of the coming weeks, I thought last night was a perfect time to get back to research. I was thrilled to see the North Carolina Digital Collections now has General Assembly Session Records online. I'm not sure if … [Read more...] about General Assembly Session Records available online
(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?
(Note: This was originally published on March 15, 2016, but I have updated it with relationship information and a list of the actual spellings of the names in this transcription.) The spellings in the following transcription are true to what was there, but they are abysmal in comparison to the actual names. The individuals named below are as follows: Frederick … [Read more...] about David Kite drowns in Swift Creek, reported by Sarah Averitt (Craven County) – 1828
I do descend from the GRIFFIN family of Pitt County, though I'll admit I haven't spent much time researching them beyond my direct line (If you're curious: James GRIFFIN > Josiah GRIFFIN + Patsey WHITEHEAD > James GRIFFIN + Rebecca Ann SMITH > Harriet A.E. GRIFFIN + Allen MILLS > James Allen MILLS + Ann Eliza ARNOLD > Sarah Jane MILLS + John Stanley GASKINS > … [Read more...] about Select Craven County Griffin Items (Court minutes, deeds, wills, etc.)
I've been researching a bunch of different things lately and I'm trying to compartmentalize them into a handful of posts that might be helpful (and easily accessible) in the future. This will be the first in a series of random items for random families I've spent time researching. Items below include abstracts from Dr. A.B. Pruitt, Dr. Stephen Bradley, Elizabeth Moore and … [Read more...] about Research Hodge Podge – Part 1