Dobbs County, NC

Posted Queries for April thru May 1998

BIRD, BYRD posted by Dave Bird on Wednesday, April 1, 1998

I am looking for John BIRD/BYRD father of Thomas BIRD/BYRD b 1778, d 1845 in KY. My only clues that the father of Thomas is John are that Thomas's second son was named John, and in the 1880 census, another son said that his father was born in NC. My info on where there were John Bird/Byrd(s) comes from "FTM Census Index: Colonial America 1607-1789". This shows John Birds in Bute Co in 1771; in Chowan Co in 1721; in Dobbs Co in 1769; in Granville Co in 1755; in Charleston Dist in 1778, and a John Burd in Orange Co in 1755.

BRADSHAW, SPEIGHT posted by Jan Norwood on Friday, April 3, 1998

I am researching the BRADSHAW family of Wayne County, North Carolina. Is there any chance that Mary SPEIGHT was married more than one time. My dad's uncle, Fred Bradshaw was married to a Mary Speight. Fred was a twin. Daddy grew up in a community called Faro, which is surrounded by Wayne, Green, and Wilson county.

GAY posted by Lynn Johnson on Tuesday, April 7, 1998

Searching for traces of the family of my great-grandfather, John William GAY. John was born in 1861 in Snow Hill, Greene County. His father, William Richard GAY would have been born about 1832, where I can't find. From census records, I know he was in Wilson County in 1860, and I know that he died in Richmond of a belly wound in 1864, when John was three. John returned to Wayne County with his mother. John stated in 1902 that his grandfather was William GAY. He also told his son that either his father or grandfather ran a "jewelry shop" in Snow Hill and that one of them "killed a deer and the deer killed him". The deer was shot but not killed, and when approached so that whichever could kill him, reared up and gored the hunter in the chest. Does ANYBODY have this family in their records?

BRITT, DOWNING, GIDDENS, TAYLOR posted by Jean Cooper on Friday, April 24, 1998

I am researching GIDDENS, BRITT, and TAYLOR from North Carolina. John Giddens was born in the mid 1700's and md Sarah Taylor. They had at least 5 children, but I do not know all of their names. I find reference to the fifth child, and that is why I say there\ were at 5. They had a son Mitchell who md Letisha BRITT. From what info I have they had 10 children.The oldest chid was John William GIDDENS. He md Sallie ?.The other names I have are: Sarah Jane, James Thomas, George Lullen, Patience Elizabeth,Henry Clay, David Crockett, Mary Susan, Rustus Westley, Sophia Alice Gerome. From John's md there were 5 children: John Dawson md Annie ?, Monroe C., Lewis W.,Della F.,Sally C. John Dawson only had one child that I could find. Robert Clyde . Robert md Grace DOWNING from Alabama. They had only one child . Robert Jr. That is my husband.

COLSON, MAUDLIN, MUNDEN, PERISHO, PIKE posted by Virginia Parmenter on Tuesday, April 28, 1998

Edmund MAUDLIN married Sarah PERISHO, COLSON ABT 1761 in Perquimans. Moved to Old Dobbs about 1775. Children: Thoomas, Mark, Rachel (m Mathan PIKE) and Benjamin. Have quite good records for descendants of all except Thomas who married Dorcas MUNDEN abt 1786. Hope to contact some others researching this family.

LAMB posted by Robert Lamb on Wednesday, April 29, 1998

Hardy LAMB, my great-great-great grandfather, died in Wayne County, NC, in 1810. I have a copy of his will. I am descended from one of his sons, Miles, who moved to Sumter County, Georgia, about 1842. Jacob and Joshua LAMB, Hardy's father and grandfather respectively, show up in deed books of Old Dobbs and Johnston counties.

CALLOWAY, OATES, SHIPP, WYATT posted by Ann Robbins on Thursday, April 30, 1998

My OATES are: James OATES born in Dobbs Co. NC and died 1815 in Duplin, Sampson Co. NC. He married Mary Ann WYATT of Sampson Co. NC.James's father was Joseph OATES and mother was Elizabeth WYATT. Elizabeth's parents were John WYATT and Rachel CALLOWAY. I'm a little confused as to which of Josph's sons my line decends from and am trying to muddle my way through. I know for a fact that Stephen OATES( I think James is his father) died in N.C. in 1835. He was on his way to Alabama with his family. His wife was Elizabeth SHIPP. She went on to Alabama and raised her family. My line is from this family. The confusion comes from all these OATES having the same names each generation and seem to be marrying cousins or members of the same family. I have found wills and pedigreeds showing the family tree but keep getting the feeling that a generation has been skipped somewhere in the tree.

JORDAN, MINCHEW posted by Joy Crider on Thursday, April 30, 1998

Hi, What I'm looking for is David JORDAN birth place and father-mother he was born 1775 married Delphia b1880 daughter of Abraham MINCHEW 1773-Dobbs Co. N.C.d1853 Ware Co.Ga. wife Fannie ?? marriage date 1792.Thanks for any help.

FLOWERS, HARRELL posted by Andrea Weil on Saturday, May 2, 1998

Looking for info on the family of Samuel HARRELLl b.c. 1725 Bertie Co, NC, later resided in the Thunder Swamp area of Dobbs Co, NC. He died around 1792 in either Dobbs or Wayne Co, NC. Known children: Clarissa HARRELL b.c. 1756 mrd. John FLOWERS Sr.; Charity HARRELL mrd. William FLOWERS; Abner HARRELL. Thanks,

HOOKER, LACKEY posted by Theresa Brandon on Friday, May 8, 1998

Nathan HOOKER was born Abt. 1763 in Dobbs County, North Carolina, and died 1824 in Lawrence County, Mississippi. He married Ann LACKEY. Children of Nathan HOOKER and Ann LACKEY are: Nathan HOOKER, b. August 09, 1797; d. May 09, 1856, Hinds County, Mississippi, Buried in New Salem Cemetery. Richard HOOKER, b. 1790; d. 1856.

BURNEY, BUTLER, HAMILTON, MABEN, OLIPHANT, PARKER, STAFFORD, THOMAS posted by Marcy Hammers on Thursday, May 14, 1998

William BURNEY Sr. born 1750, Dobbs Co., NC. died 1824 Guilford Co., NC. sp. Mary MABEN born 1765, Dobbs Co., NC. died 1840 Guilford, Co., NC, married on 6 September 1788 in Guilford County, North Carolina. Children: 1. Thomas born 1780 2. Mary born Abt. 1785 Guilford Co., Nc sp. Thomas Wiley married 13 April 1801 3. John born 1788 4. Samuel born 1789 NC died 1859 sp. Elizabeth Mabane (Mebane) married 1822 5. Robert HAMILTON born 1790 Guilford, Co., NC died 1852 McNairy Co., NC. sp. Lydia McCain married 1814 6. William Jr. born Abt 1791 Guilford. Co., NC died Burney, Indiana 7. David born Abt 1792 Guilford., Co., Nc died Aft. 1822 8. Lorian born Abt. 1795 Guilford Co., Nc ( I have Lorian listed as a son) 9. Adam born 12 Jan. 1799 Guilford Co., Nc died 21 June 1829 Guilford Co., NC sp. Sarah Lambeth married 16 March 1822 10. Joseph born Abt. 1801 11. Josiah Elzevan born 5 JAn. 1802 Greensbrough, Nc died 29 April 1891 Everton, Dade Co., NC. sps. 1. Sally M. THOMAS 2. Jane STAFFORD 3. Mattie PARKER 4. Rebecca Mildred BUTLER Josiah & Jane are my 4th great-grandparents 12. Rebeccah born abt. 1803 13. Sally born abt 1804 Guilford Co., Nc sp. John Spence married 19 February 1822 14. Margaret Peggy born abt 1804 Guilford Co., Nc died 1888 sp David Thomas married 4 February 1823 15. Catherine born Abt 1807 sp. ?? OLIPHANT Any information on these families would be greatly appreciated & welcomed.

LUCAS posted by cclmd on Thursday, May 14, 1998

can you tell me if Lucama, NC- (LUCAS) family is located there-lucas cemetery dates to 1700 was in dobbs county or edgecomb county in 1770? wilson county was not formed until 1850 thank you

COOR, PENDER posted by Milford K. Kirby on Friday, May 22, 1998

John Coor PENDER and Hardy PENDER. I am seeking information on the family/ancestors of John Coor Pender, who was an early Sheriff of Wayne County who was murdered around 1814. I have a fair amount of information on his COOR relations that I am willing to share. Was his father Hardy PENDER? My e-mail address is below in the body of this message.

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