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Helen Austin March 9, 1997

ADAMS, John (1) b abt 1750, farmer of Hyde County, NC, wife unknown, thought to be the father of John ADAMS (2) b abt 1775/1780 Hyde or Beaufort, NC, d Abt 1828 Beaufort Co, wife unknown. John Adams (1) is the grandfather of John Quincy ADAMS b 1823 Beaufort Co, NC, m abt 1849 to Eunice Elizabeth SATTERTHWAITE b abt 1824. QUERY: I want to know the names of the wives of the ADAMS above. Also are there any published historys for the ADAMS family of Hyde Co.?


John Liverman August 4, 2006

Searching for information on Retha ALLEN (maiden name unknown) between 1800 and 1900. Any assistance will be appreciated.


Jane Goodwin July 25, 2007

Seeking any information on Frederick ALLEN in Hyde and Beaufort Co. First appearance 1810 Hyde Co. census showing 1 male (16-26) and 1 female (16-26). Frederick would have been twenty-three years old as he was born 17 Dec. 1787 on the east coast of Ireland. On the 1820 Beaufort Co. census Frederick is shown with wife, one daughter, 10-16 (Elizabeth / Betsy) and four sons under ten: Randall, Martin, John Henry and William Spencer. In 1824 another son, Seth was born. Some say his wife was Clarissa DAVIS but this is undocumented. The wife had died by 1834 and Frederick and children were in Williamson Co. IL by 1840. Frederick's parents were John ALLEN and Mary DAVIS. Family records say "the Davis's, Everetts, Carters and Allen's whose families were more or less intermarried came to the U.S. from Ireland and settled on Pungo River, Beaufort Co., NC". Somehow, the PAUL surname is connected to the Davis' in Hyde and Beaufort Cos. also. I believe William DAVIS (will probated 1803) and Elizabeth DAVIS (will Feb. 1814) were the grandparents of Frederick. In the will of John DAVIS 2nd of Beaufort Co. he mentions a daughter Clarecy /Clarrisa ALLEN. Does anyone know who she married?? Any info on any of these families will be so appreciated.

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Rae Jean June 13, 2008

I am interested in developing a history of the stores or business interests that were at one time a part of the landscape on the "ole Main Street" of Aurora. My interests are in both the names of stores / businesses and the names of their owners. My plan is to place this information online so that we can all walk down memory lane. Please contact me if you have information you wish to share. You have an advantage if you now live in the area of Aurora. Please talk with your friends, relatives and neighbors to find out what they remember about "going to town." Aurora will forever have a special place in my heart.



Sandra Ross November 7, 2006

I am researching William Samuel BAILEY who married Cornelia Ann (Annie) LILLY/LILLEY. 1800 to present. William Samuel BAILEY 's father was Isaac BAILEY. Cornelia Ann (Annie) LILLY/LILLEY's parents were James LILLY/LILLEY and Martha WOODWARD. Children of William Samuel BAILEY and Cornelia Ann (Annie) LILLY/LILLEY were: Walter Samuel BAILEY, Annie Laurie BAILEY, died when age two, Charlie M. BAILEY, died when age one, Mary Myrtle BAILEY, Eugene Mayo BAILEY, and William Herman BAILEY. William Samuel BAILEY and Cornelia Ann (Annie) LILLY/LILLEY were married on 21 Dec. 1876 Long Acre, Beaufort County NC. Any help would be most appreciated.


William Freeman May 9, 2006

I am helping a friend research her family, and one of her ancestors is John BARROW from the Beaufort/Hyde Co. area. He was born about 1789 and died in Monroe Co., Iowa in 1876, buried in Trussell Cemetery (no headstone), where he is incorrectly listed as a Civil War veteran. His family said (in a 1906 book on northern Idaho) that he was a veteran of the War of 1812. One of his sons ended up in Clearwater Co., Idaho, after living in Holt Co, NE, in the mid-1880s. He was in Ohio (don't know where) and married in the 1830s, moving to Tazewell Co., IL, in the late 1830s. His wife, who according to the family was Sarah CULLUM, died about 1845, and a few years later he moved his family to Iowa. I am trying to pin down his line of descent, plus information on his time in NC. By his age, I wonder if there was an earlier wife in NC and other children; when he moved to Ohio; and whether there were other stops before Ohio. William H. Freeman, Buies Creek, NC.


John McGowan May 22, 2007

Seeking information on family of Noah BELL (1827-1883) and wife Martha DAVIS (1825- ? ), Married in 1852 in Leechville District of Beaufort Co., NC. Martha (DAVIS) BELL was a sister of John W. DAVIS (b.c.1828) and Rebecca (DAVIS) McGOWAN (b.c. 1820), wife of William McGOWAN. Believe that Martha, John W. and Martha were children of William DAVIS (c.1763-1841). Would like any info on the families of Noah BELL and William DAVIS of the Leechville/Pantego area of Beaufort Co., NC.


Deryl Bennett June 11, 2007

My ancestor was Luke BENNETT b.1742 in Tyrrell Co. married Malinda GARRETT in 1766. He had two homes one in Beaufort and one in Martin. He served in the Militia. Luke BENNETT died in 1787, leaving his widow, and 4 children Luke Jr., Milley, Dicey and Lydia BENNETT. I have followed Luke BENNETT, Jr. thur Georgia and Alabama were he died. Would like to find out who his sisters married and what happened to his widow, I will gladly help anyone interested in Luke BENNETT as best as I can I also have info on his father and siblings in Martin Co. Thank You,


Charles Shepherd March 28, 1998

I'm interested in any knowledge of the two "BOSTONS" listed on the 1790 Heads of Household, Newburn District, Hyde Co. Census pg.139. They are listed under the "All Other Free Persons" column. Would like to know if anyone has any knowledge af a Joshua BOSTON and/or an Indian woman named DA'KE. She is said to have been an Independant Tuscarora woman who married a man named BOSTON. The descendants of DA'KE reside today in Jamesville "Free Union - Pineywoods Community" in Martin Co., NC, as the Tuscarora Indians.
I'm also looking for info on Sally BOSTON who married Thomas LEWIS Mar. 17, 1791, and Harriet BOSTON who married Abijah LEWIS Dec. 14, 1819 in Tyrrell Co., and Sarah BUSTIN who married Samuel SPARROW in 1755 in Beaufort Co. Were they "persons of color"?
I'm also requesting info on Israel and Thomas PIERCE (Machapunga / Mattamuskeet Indian ??). They're listed in Tyrrell Co., Edenton District in 1790 "Free Colored", but it's believed they were from Hyde Co. Any info on any of the above would be greatly appreciated.


Jack Bright August 29, 2000

My cousins and I are trying to locate fellow cousins who are descended from John BRIGHT or Elias Godley BRIGHT, Sr. One of my grandfather's siblings, Sallie BRIGHT married Owen GURGANUS in Beaufort Co., NC. We have no information about any descendants from that marriage, about 1880. Can anyone help?

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