Chatham County Query Archives
Apr - Jun 1997

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Auld, Barker, Baswell, Bland, Bobbitt, Boyd, Brasington, Brasington, Brewer, Brewer, Brockwell, Brown, Bryant, Bryant, Carloss, Caudle, Christian, Clark, Clements, Connally, Cook, Copeland, Cross, Crow, Crudup, Daughtry, Davis, Deaton, Deming, Denson, Dicken(s), Dodd, Dorherty, Dorsett, Dowdy, Drake, Duboise, Dunstan, Duty, Eaton, Ezell, Fearington, Foster, Foster, Glass, Graves, Greave, Green, Gregory, Griffin, Gunter, Harden, Harrington, Harris, Hatch, Herndon, Hester, Hicks, Hill, Hilliard, Hinson, Hinson, Holden, Holland, Hornaday, Horton, Hurst, Jackson, Jones, Jones, Kelley, Kelley/Kelly, Lasater, Lasseter/Lassiter/Laster, Lawler, Lawrence, Lawrence, Lee, Lewis, Lineberry, Long, Marsh, Mason, Mathis, Matthews, May, May, May, Mayes, McAlester, McLean, McLean, Mills, Mobley, Modglin, Moffitt, Mullins, Nethery, Patrick, Patrick, Patterson, Petty, Petty, Phillips, Phillips, Pitman, Poe, Poe, Pride, Repere/Reopere, Rhodes, Rogers, Roland/Rowland, Roper, Rowland, Shutt, Shutt, Smith, Smith, Smith, Sparks, Stedman, Stevens, Stevens, Stokes, Stokes, Story, Straughan, Stroud, Taylor, Teague, Thomas, Thrift, Upchurch, Upchurch, Upchurch, Ward, Warren, Webster, Whitmel, Wicker, Wilkey/Wilkie, Williams, Williams, Womble, Wortham, Wright, Wright,

Richard Lawler 6/30/97
Looking for information and/or marriage records for Abner LAWLER b. 17OCT1795. Believe married and lived in Chatham Co. Married to Nancy (Last Name Unknown). Abner was the some of Eli LAWLER.

Jeffery Johnson 6/30/97
Looking for others who are also researching the following family that are/were in Chatham County. William DODD B. abt 1750 - D. Nov 1825, Chatham Co., NC -M- Henryetta Unknown B.? - D. abt 1835, Chatham Co., NC. Their children George C., Benjamin L., Penatha, Rosey, Jane, James, Letha and Nicholas. Would like to exchange information on this family. I look forward to hearing from mutual researchers of this family line. Thanks.......

Anne Palmer 6/30/97
STEVENS I am looking for information on the family of Ida STEVENS. She had two sisters, Beulah and Zelma, and a brother (name unknown). The brother possibly had a son named Vernon. Ida married John H. DUNSTAN (possibly in Sanford) and had a daughter, Vivian Arenda DUNSTAN b. 9/6/1907 in Sanford. Any information on the families of either Ida STEVENS or John H. DUNSTAN would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance,

Gayle Cohen 6/30/97
Have several names I'm looking for in Chatham County. William PATRICK bought land 1802 in Chatham County. Died in 1841 and had sons William (living in Wake Co.), Kincheon, and Gilliam (living in Mississippi). His wife was Elizabeth KELLEY, his grandson was William UPCHURCH, daughter Talitha PITMAN. Any info on these names is appreciated.

Carolyn Aslund 6/30/97
GUNTER-WICKER-BLAND of Chatham Co. I am seeking info on William GUNTER Chatham Co. who marr:1839 Mary C.BLAND Also Joseph T.WICKER b.1850 who marr: Elizabeth? They had a dau: Annie Laurie WICKER b.1870 who marr: Joseph Henry GUNTER b. 1865 d. 1932. Any help on these families would be greatly appreciated.

Margaret C. Gibson Jones 6/14/97
Seeking info on family of Henry & Naomi CLEMENTS. c Children: James H. born Sept.1841 Orange Co.NC,married Margaret Ann BOBBITT May 27,1869 in Warren Co.,CSA Veteran, died in 1912,buried in Warren Co. James H was my Great Grandfather. His brother John R. married a HESTER,don't know what happened to him or his family.He was also a CSA veteran. In 1850 and 1860 they were in households of BOYD and a HESTER family. Need Naomi's maiden name and any info on this family. I have James H.'s family to current time.Who was Henry CLEMENTS family?

Clare F. Magbee 6/14/97
Searching for the parents of George SHUTT, b. 1 Feb 1808, who married Hannah Hill STOKES, widow of Robert CARLOSS, dau. of William B. STOKES, gdau. of Thomas STOKES, married 22 Oct. 1830, Chatham CO, NC, both d. Wilson CO, TN.

Jennifer Rudd 6/14/97
WEBSTER,STRAUGHAN,DORSETT,JONES,MARSH, DUTY Seeking ancestry and descendants of Richard WEBSTER who married Sarah AULD in Chatham County. His son Basil WEBSTER married Sarah STRAUGHAN, need her ancestors. Also seeking parents of Catherine JONES who married Joseph DORSETT in 1842 in Chatham Co. Also interested in the MARSH and DUTY families of Chatham Co. Will share info.

Charlotte Walden 6/14/97
MODGLIN  I am researching the MODGLIN line. Strangeman MODGLIN & Chloe PATTERSON lived in Chatham Co. circa 1775. The only child I am aware of is Mary Elizabeth MODGLIN b. 1774 m. Billington TAYLOR. They moved to TN circa 1800. I appreciate ANY/ALL help.

Carol Vidales 6/9/97
LAWRENCE/HOLLAND/LONG/MILLS  Needham LAWRENCE 1809-1890 and wife Gillie/Gilley HOLLAND 1807-1908 are buried in the New Gov't Cem. (graves moved there when a dam was built at the location of their former grave). They appear to have lived their whole lives in Chatham Co. NC. Children were: Sintha 1840-1895, Malinda 1832-1912, Martha (md. a LONG), and Little John 1845-1927. Little John married Lissie? and had children: Eva/Ava Ann ~1869, Addie 1871-1943, Atha J. Atha married Flvis MILLS and had children: infant son 1917-1917, Wade, and Lyda. I think Needham was a son of Needham LAWRENCE b.1778 in Randolph Co. NC, but I haven't been able to verify this. Can anyone help?

Helen Vaughn 6/9/97
DAVIS  Finn DAVIS married Blondene (last name unknown), had two sons, one named Eugene born Aug 8, 1864, Orange Co. Need any information on all three.

David Jackson 6/9/97
STORY, John, born about 1741 in Virginia, came to Chatham County via Halifax County, NC and died about 1810 in Charham County. He married a Winifred THRIFT. Known children; John Jr., James, Margaret and one each unamed male and female. Some moved on to Kentucky and Tennessee. I am interested in descendants of any who remained in Chatham County area. I would love to trade information.

Daniel L. Phillips 6/6/97
Seeking information on gg grandfather Edmond PHILLIPS and Merrel PHILLIPS. Edmond PHILLIPS was born in 1833 and lived near Goldston in Chatham Co. Edmond married Lovey HILLIARD in Chatham Co. in 10/11/1854. Edmonds father was Merrel PHILLIPS born 1807. Merrel had another son named John P. PHILLIPS. Looking for marriage information on Merrel and Elizabeth PHILLIPS. Also looking for information on Edmonds civil war unit- Company E, 44th NC Regiment. Served under Captain Jim PHILLIPS and Lieutenant Nathan HILLIARD.

Selena Warren Jackson 6/6/97
I am looking for info on Orange Co. WARRENS, 5th Grant-grandfather is John. B WARREN, am having a hard time finding any info. If you have any records with a WARREN in it please let me know, bible records, church records anything with the WARREN name.

Mickey Daughtry 6/6/97
I am descended from Edmond DAUGHTRY who was born ca. 1797 in NC according to information he gave for the 1850 Marion Co., GA census. I have found an Edmond DORHERTY on the 1820 Chatham Co. census with a male in the right age group. Does anyone know anything of this family? I have much information on my Edmond's descendants.

Carolyn Aslund 6/6/97
I am looking for Lura MOFFITT b.Apr.11,1887, probably in Randolph County but have reason to suspect that she was born in Orange Co. She was the d/o William MOFFITT and ?. Can anyone help with this family?

Cindy Haase 6/6/97
Looking for descendants of Thomas GRAVES brn abt 1799 in Chatham Co. Married Mary Polly GREAVE. Daughter Eleanor/Elenor GRAVES married Isaac CLARK in 1840 Vinton Co., OH. Also looking for info on Thomas' parentage (could it be Samuel and Basheba GRAVES?)

Richard Lewis Taylor 5/31/97
Am interested in finding info on parents of Sarah Litvia GRIFFIN (1852-1881) who married Richard Lewis WORTHAM (1844-1912) at her father's home in Chatham in 1870. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Peggy Rudd McAndrew 5/30/97
PETTY, BRASINGTON, BROWN: Maurice/Morris PETTY b c1830 Chatham Co. NC d after 1860 (did he die in Civil War?), m Mary Jane BRASINGTON 17 Aug 1851 Chatham Co. children: Georgia Anna (FOSTER), and possibly a John T. PETTY (nothing known about him). Mother of Maurice/Morris PETTY was Mary BROWN, I do not know who his father was. Parents of Mary BROWN were William BROWN and wife Sarah ?. William BROWN's will was probated in Chatham Co. Aug 1843 and Maurice PETTY inherited. Children of William and Sarah BROWN were Mary, Drury, Alston, Solomon, and Nancy. Need info on above families, particularly where and when Maurice PETTY and wife Mary Jane BRASINGTON died. Also would like to have parents of Maurice PETTY. Will be glad to share information.

Richard E. Hausen 5/30/97
I am researching family of William Edward EZELL, b. c 1816 in Virginia. His wife's name and place of marriage are unknown. However, four children were born in North Carolina. Those children were: Howell Ezell b. c 1836 Sarah Ezell b. c 1839 John H.Ezell b February 14, 1843 William Ezell Jr. b, 1846

The record of these births came from 1850 Kentucky Census showing them born in North Carolina. John H., my grandfather, died from wounds received in the Civil War. On his Civil War pension records he listsd his place of birth as Mt. Vernon. The only Mt. Vernon I can jind on more recent maps is Mt. Vernon Springs. I assume to be the same town. Could anyone help me with any records from that area where we could prove birth dates, and name of mother and perhaps birthlplace in Virginia of father William. Any help would be appreciated... Richard E. Hausen, 18547 Cocqui Road, Apple Valley, California 92307

Ruby Waugh 5/25/97
Seeking parents and siblings of Andrew J. MOBLEY, b. @ 1815, Wake Co. N.C. Married in Chatham Co N.C. to Mary (Polly ) TEAGUE in 1839. Euriah HINSON was witness. I believe that James MOBLEY b. @ 1773, Wake Co. N.C. and wife Nancy were Andrew MOBLEY's parents but am looking for proof. James MOBLEY was living in Chatham Co. N.C., St. Laurence, in 1810. Chatham Co. is part of original Wake Co. Andrew MOBLEY came to Madison Co. Iowa between 1850 and 1860. I believe Martha WRIGHT, b. @ 1810, Chatham Co. N.C.was Andrew's sister. Her husband, Simeon WRIGHT, d. 1851, Indiana. Martha married Beeson BARKER, b. N.C. in Madison Co. Iowa in 1861.

Wayne Upchurch 5/23/97
Looking for information on Gilliam UPCHURCH, bn 1782, owned land in Chatham Co. 1807. Married Sarah SMITH. Need names of sons & daughters.

Carolyn Burgess Knott 5/23/97
EATON. I am on a wild goose chase to determine the maiden name of Nancy LASATER, born c 1795, married William LASATER III. William was born 12 Jul 1794/ died 1825. Nancy and William had three children: Eaton, William IV, Julie Ann. I am going on the theory that Eaton may have been a surname since the name does not appear elsewhere in the LASATER family tree. If you have information concerning any EATON family in Chatham or Orange County, NC please respond.

Jane Drake Brody 5/23/97
I am following up on a theory concerning my DRAKE ancestors. The oldest ancestor on whom I presently have any information is John LASTER DRAKE. He was born in NC in 1822 and as far as I am aware was the eldest son in his family. He named his son Robert LASTER DRAKE and the name repeated again in other generations. It is my belief that LASTER may possibly be a maiden name passed down. I have isolated all counties in the 1830 census where both names occur. Chatham is one of these. The LASSETERS who live near DRAKES in Chatham are Abner, Hardy & William. They are all on page 419, Pittsboro with George DRAKE. Other LASTER/DRAKE pairing occur in Halifax, 295 (Lewis L DRAKE & Thomas W. LASSITER) and Northampton, 110 (Sarah DRAKE & Michael LASSITER). Do you have any info on any of these folks? Thanks.

Frances Casstevens 5/23/97
LINEBERRY of Randolph, Chatham, Orange, and other Piedmont NC counties- I am entering all my LINEBERRY data into computer and would like to update it. Would like to include all LINEBERRY descendants. Please send outline of your ancestry with dates/places, either by e-mail or snail mail. Frances H. Casstevens, 313 Chestnut Street, Yadkinville, NC 27055 .

Melba Allen 5/17/97
Searching the early MAY surname of Bute, Franklin and Chatham Co. N.C. Earliest ancestor, William MAY. Any help will be appreciated.

Shirley Webb 5/17/97
The will of James JONES probated Nov 1832 in Chatham Co, gives the name of his father, Edmund JONES, and mentions a son, Wiley JONES. His daughter, Betsy Jones DEMING, is my ancestor. I am seeking more information on the JONES family. Betsy (Elizabeth) married Fisher DEMING 6 Oct 1818 in Chatham Co. He was born in Connecticut. I have information on his family in CT. The DEMING family of Chatham Co eventually moved to Hardeman Co, TN.

Matthews 5/12/97
CRUDUP I am looking for information on Charlie CRUDUP. Born in Chatham County. Married to Lilla CROSS earlier 1910s. Moved to Harnett County @ 1930.

Mark Faucette 5/12/97
I'm looking for information on Bedford Q. SMITH, who was born in Orange County, NC, in October, 1848. He married a woman known only as M. J. SMITH, and this couple had at least two children: Effie Mae SMITH and Flora SMITH. I believe this man was living in Mebane, Alamance County, NC, in 1900. There is another Bedford SMITH, born in 1827, living in Chatham County, NC, in 1850 and 1860. His wife was Eliza SMITH, born in 1822.

Wayne Upchurch 5/12/97
Needing more info on UPCHURCH families in early Chatham Co. (1780-1850) Looking for Gillium (Gilliam) UPCHURCH, 1882-1854, m. Sarah SMITH abt 1792. Need children names, etc.

Danny Johnson 5/12/97
LEWIS,Benjamin T. Thought to be born in the town of Haywood,Chatham County in 1812. Would like any info on parents and siblings.Married Elizabeth COOK in 1850 and was living in Cleveland County, NC.

Melba Allen 5/7/97
REOPERE/ROPER I am seeking information on Elizabeth REPERE/ROPERE/ROPER who married Thomas MAY, 7 February, 1782 in Wake Co. N.C.. Who were her parents and siblings? Thomas and Elizabeth lived in Franklin Co. N.C. until 1830 when they moved to Chatham Co. N.C. then in 1838 to Carroll Co. TN., where he died in 1840. Thomas was a Revolutionary Soldier and stated in his pension records that he moved to Carroll Co. to be near his children. Does anyone know where Thomas and Elizabeth are buried? Any help will gladly be appreciated. Thanks.

Dean Hardesty 5/7/97
Am seeking information about Obadiah BRYANT whose will was probated in Chatham Co. in 1800. His widow may have been named Elizabeth. Thank you.

Clare F. Magbee  5/7/97
Seek other researchers of Thomas STOKES b ca. 1750 ma. Hannah HILL 1766 d. 1811 Chatham Co, NC Son William Brittle(?) STOKES, died bef. 1813, when?, did he marry Ruth PRIDE before 1809?, have daughter Hannah, who married Robert CARLOSS 2nd George SHUTT.

David D. Brewer 5/7/97
My great-great grandfather, Wilson BREWER, was born in Chatham County, N.C. on October 13, 1801. I have not been able to determine who his parents were. I think possibly that Nicholas BREWER Jr. may have been his father, but have no documentation to prove. If anyone has any BREWER Family information that shows Wilson or his parents, please let me know. Thanks.

Wayne Hill 5/7/97
I am looking for info on the family of John DOWDY, who was born 1780/1790 in Chatham Co. He married "Raney" (last name unknown) and moved to Williamson Co TN around 1810. Any info on the DOWDY's of Chatham would be greatly appreciated as I believe they were all connected. Possible siblings of John who also went to TN were Micajah DOWDY, Allen DOWDY, Rachel DOWDY, Joseph DOWDY, William DOWDY. Thanks!

Wayne Hill 5/7/97
I am looking for info on the family of Thomas DICKEN(S) who moved to Chatham Co from Halifax Co before 1800 and died in 1852. His wife was Molly STEVENS. His father was Joseph DICKEN(S) of Halifax Co. and Northampton Co before that. Any info would be greatly appreciated!

Peggy Hanes 5/7/97
HORNADAY, Chrispother born 1753 or 54 in Can Creek, North Carolina who married Ann (Nancy) COPELAND in abt. 1777. Would like information on John HORNADAY born abt 1725 and is wife ? CHRISTIAN. Also Naomi WARD of the same area. I am just beginning this search as it relates to the SPARKS family, I can use lots of help. Thank you for your time.

Amy Rhea 5/7/97
I am looking for a Thompson/Thomas GLASS, born in 1802 in Chatham County. He was the son of Johnson and Sarah GLASS, of Virginia.

Adrian Williams 5/7/97
I am looking for any information on G.J. "Jack" WILLIAMS, my gg-grandfather. He was sheriff of Chatam county (mid 1800's) and a painting of him, on his horse, is located in the Chatam County Courthouse.

Jim Harmon 5/7/97
I am searching for anyone who is descended from Thompson HARRIS and Hannah (?). Thompson HARRIS was granted land by Lord Granville in Granville Co. NC in 1755, and numerous land grants in Orange, Caswell, and eventually Rockingham Co. NC. between 1755-1761. His will was probated in Guilford Co. NC Nov 1775 which lists sons, Christopher, Thompson Jr, John, Robert and wife, Hannah. I am most interested in his son, John as I believe I am a descendant of him. From data I've been able to gather, Thompson never moved as it would seem but the county lines shifted as new counties were formed from Old Granville County NC. Descendants would be mostly in Rockingham and Guilford Co. NC. See my webpage at andby all means e-mail me to exchange information.

JoAnne Dance Dyer 5/7/97
I am looking for information on Warren POE who was on the 1870 census in Chatham Co. Any information on his family would be appreciated. Also I am looking for information on John C. POE who is the father of Ida Mae POE (b. 1870 NC) who married Margaret Julia MCLEAN and/ or Ann Peabody MCLEAN in 1849.

Dena Marshall 5/7/97
DEATON/JACKSON/PHILLIPS My ggggg grandfather James DEATON died on Sept 15, 1806, in Chatham Co., NC. He married Obedience JACKSON on May 12, 1756, in Amelia Co., VA. James and Obedience had lived in Rowan Co., NC where their son John M. DEATON, my gggg grandfather was born. They had 11 children. John married Cherry PHILLIPS. John died before 1850. John and Cherry had 12 children. All were probably born in Chatham Co. They were in the county per the 1840 census. I do not know if they moved to Hardeman Co., TN or stayed in NC. Their son, George

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