Cumberland County N. C. Queries
May - June 2000

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We are looking for information on John D. LESLIE born 1816 in Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC. He married Jane MCCASKELL, born 1817 in either NC or SC. The family migrated to Union Springs, Macon Co., AL around 1850. The children of John D. and Jane McCaskell Leslie are: Alexander M. b. 1845; Catherine (Clara) b. 1847; Ella Jane b. 1850; Martha A. (Mattie) b. 1852; John Daniel b. 1853; Edward W. b. 1856; and Frank Harvey b. 1858. All the children lived in either Union Springs or Birmingham, AL except Alexander M. who lived in Morrisonville, Illinois. Edward W. and Frank Harvey Leslie owned Leslie Brothers Printing and Publishing Company in Birmingham. Evelyn Leslie    Posted June 29th, 2000

The will of Daniel MCDOUGALD dated July 1820 in Cumberland Co., NC names his wife, Catherine, and the following children and grandchildren:
Sons: Daniel, William, Alan, Alexander and Malcom MCDOUGALD
Daughters: Mary MCDOUGALD, Catherine FERGUSON and Flora FERGUSON.
Grandchildren: Daniel MCDOUGALD, Alexander MCDOUGALD, Sarah CLARK, Margaret, Rebecca, Amanda and Ann MCDOUGALD.
My ancestor is Malcom MCDOUGAL, born about 1786 in NC. He moved to McMinn Co., TN and before 1840 to Green Co. MO (which later became Newton Co., MO). I am trying to learn if my Malcom MCDOUGAL is the son mentioned in the above will. Any help appreciated. Dana Meara    Posted June 28th, 2000

We are looking for anyone with the last name of WOODELL from the turn of the century. Possibly a THOMAS WOODELL. Our grandfather, Valentine Woodell, remembers visiting Fayetteville (his Woodell grandmother) when he was five or six years old. Valentine Robbie was born in 1893 -Savannah GA.. Orphaned at the age of seven with three other siblings. Do you have any idea how I can look this information up? Thanks, Brian Robbie    Posted June 27th, 2000

I have a 1928 death certificate listing the death and place of burial as Darve's (?) Township. Is this Cumberland County? The spelling was not very legible.Sherry Schmidt    Posted June 26th, 2000

I am working on my BLACK family from Cumberland Co., NC. I have James BLACK ma. Susan CAMPBELL, Oct 11, 1827 in Cumberland Co., NC. Susan was born on May 20, 1832, this info is from James BLACK's family bible. Do you by any chance have this Susan CAMPBELL in any of your families. I do not know her parents IDs. JAMES BLACK was the son of Archibald BLACK & his wife MARGARET. The children of James BLACK & Susan CAMPBELL are;
1) Archibald Campbell BLACK b. 1828
2) William James BLACK 1830-1832
3) Alexander BLACK 1832-1840   Thanks. Liz Frano    Posted June 25th, 2000

I am searching for Neill McNEILL of Cumberland County. I was almost afraid to post this message after finding six Neill McNEILL's in the 1790 Cumberland County census. The Neill I am looking for was born about 1756 and died in 1812 in Cumberland County. I believe his son Hector left North Carolina and moved to Kentucky. Hector is my 3rd great-grandfather. Any information on this particular Neill McNEILL is greatly appreciated. Donald Aubrey McNeill    Posted June 25th, 2000

I found a marriage record for whom I think is my g-g-g-g grandfather and grandmother. His name was John H. JENNINGS, her name was Ann STACERT. They were married Dec. 28, 1809. I would like to know if there is any other information on these people in Cumberland County. Any assistance you could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank for your time and assistance. Rose Higgins    Posted June 25th, 2000

In am interested in info on William STEELEY of Cumberland county N.C. who appeared in the 1790 census. I have found a William Steeley/Steely/Stelley in the tax records in what is now Hancock county Georgia in or about 1795. I am trying to connect the two. I am new to the computer geneology network so am groping my way around. I would appreciate any info on this gentleman. Thanks Jim Steeley    Posted June 25th, 2000

Daniel McQUEEN b. 1720-30 d. 1790 Horry County, S.C. m. Ruth Jenkins Horry County 1750. Isle of Skye? Came from "Cape Fear Colony" & Roberson County, N.C.? Help ! Mac    Posted June 25th, 2000

I see info on BEARD. One Neil Beard is listed. Don't know if it is mine or not. Do My Neil and Elizabeth had several children, one son stayed in the Cumberland Co. area. He was also Neil (Neal) BEARD and wife Mahala MARSH. They were married in early 1830s probably before his family moved to Tallahatchie County, MS. I think he lived near Rockfish. Anything you recognize? Jackie Morgan    Posted June 25th, 2000

In Cumberland Co., NC, I am searching for the parents of Riley JACKSON, b. abt 1815 d. aft 1860 Age at death abt 45 years. Married to Frances Barbara"Fanny" BAREFOOT b. abt 1822. Forrest Jackson    Posted June 25th, 2000

I'm researching information on John S. WILSON and Mary Ann GLOVER, both from the Cumberland County area in the mid 1850's-1880's. John S. Wilson was b. c1805, Bladen County, NC. and Mary Ann Glover, b. 1825 in Cumberland Co, NC. John S. and Mary Ann lived in the Flea Hill Township (Eastover) area after they were married. They had the following children; (1870 census, Cumberland Co.)
1. Margaret A. b.1850
2. Emily A. b.1852
3. William Frank b.6/6/1856
4. James Thomas b.2/21/1861
5. George b.1862
If anyone knows or has any info on this family from Cumberland County, NC. Just E-mail me. Thanks for anyone's help. Please contact: John Wilson    Posted June 22nd, 2000

Seeking information on the Rev. Alexander McMILLAN. He was a Church of Scotland minister who immigrated to North Carolina in 1765. I understand, from another source, that he was married to Cristia HAMILTON and they had the following children: Alexander, John, Margaret, Nancy, Mary and Sara. When was Rev. Alexander McMillan born and when and where did he die? I would also appreciate birth years for the children. I am especially interested in his daughter Mary McMillan. Did this Mary McMillan marry Duncan McCALLUM in Cumberland or Robeson Co., NC? Thanks for any help offered. Doug Purcell  633 North Randolph Avenue   Eufaula, AL 36027-1209    Posted June 21st, 2000

I am trying to find information about my ggg-grandpa, Timothy BRINKLEY, b. in NC approx. 1788. He was to have married Dolly RIDDLE in Cumberland County, NC on Nov. 23, 1809. I can find no information at all about him or Dolly, other than that they came to S. IL in the early 1800's, bringing with them at least 2 children born in NC, and 1 neice, Angliline (?) and 2 nephews, Wesley and Luke and his sister-in-law, only know as "Aunt Pop". He may have been related to the Samuel BRINKLEY who is somewhat famous for his long white beard. My grandpa, Thomas Ardolphus BRINKLEY had an old photograph of Samuel & we were told he was some of Grandpa's 'kin-folk' from the Carolinas. Can anyone please help me? I would like to siblings, parents, occupation, origin, or anything!!! Thank you so very much! C Stroud    Posted June 20th, 2000

Looking for Elias Edge Cemetery, also Old Suggs Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, both in Bladen/Cumberland County, N. C. Do they still exist? Thank you for any help you may be able to give me. Thanks. D. Smith    Posted June 19th, 2000

I would like to correspond with anyone researching on McQUEEN or McMILLIAN who lived in Cumberland County around 1810. John McQueen was from Scotland and married Jennett McMillian from Cumberland County born around 1783. They had two girls Mary 40 and Sarah 30 listed in the 1850 Ga. census. If you are working on either names I would love to hear from you. Joyous Vincent
   Posted June 18th, 2000

I am searching for information on Daniel PARKER of Cumberland Co., NC and his family. Daniel PARKER, b. ca. 1775, NC -- He is listed 1850 Cumberland Co. census at the residence of Daniel PARKER.
   Daniel PARKER, b. ca. 1818, NC, m. Amanda BLACKMAN
    Curtis PARKER, b. ca 1865, NC, m. Alethea Jane ? (1864-1930)
     Lawrence James PARKER (1895-1973) m. Annie BOWDEN
      Lawrence Curtis PARKER (1920, Cumberland Co.-1991) m. Hortense DAVIS
       Jeanette Faye PARKER (living) m. Gwyn WESTER
        Jeffrey Scott WESTER (living) m. Page Alice PEARSON
If anyone is connected to or has information on this line of PARKERs, I would love to hear from you. Page Pearson Wester    Posted June 15th, 2000

I'm looking for anyone doing research on a Willis BOOKER who married a Betsy Womack 12 June 1805 in Cumberland County, N C. I believe he later moved to Tenn. Please contact this address. Thanks. Dean Owen    Posted June 15th, 2000

In 1999, on the Cumberland County Query page, someone posted: "------. John McNeill father was Neil McNeill (Big Neill) who was married to Polly Matthew's (Margaret?) daughter of Revolutionary Co. Thomas MATTHEWS of Cranes Creek. -----" My ancestor was Willis Dickenson MATTHEWS, a Methodist preacher, son of James Matthews and Nancy Dickenson of Moore/Cumberland County. We believe James to be the brother of Thomas Matthews, (Jr.), and son of Thomas MAT(T)HEWS of Cross Creek/Crane's Creek and Cumberland County. We are trying to establish that as fact. Does anyone's research have any possible clues to share? Thanks!
F. C. Jones and Rufus H. Matthews    Posted June 13th, 2000

I am looking for my uncle's grave. I know he was buried in Hope Mills. His name is Harvey SAWYER. He was born about 1901 and died at some unknown date to me, probably in the 1980's. I am now trying to trace my roots in Cumberland, Harrnet and Lee counties. When I get enough information, I will be happy to share with other researchers. The people I am looking for are the SAWYERS and the RAYS. Thanks for any information you may be able to provide. Larry Phillips    Posted June 13th, 2000

Major (Mager) SURLES b. 1810 Cumberland Co. No. Car. died 1856-7 Jefferson Co. Fla. (probate 11/10/1857) m. 12/22/1829 Cumb. Co. No. Car. to Rebecca MOORE, b. 1808 Va., d. 1878-79 Jefferson Co. Fla.; she was the dau. of John Moore & Penelope Johnson Moore. They m. 3/9/1807 Cumberland Co. No. Car.. Penelope was b. 1789 Va. Major & Rebecca moved to Fla. from No. Car. 1832-33. Have their children & dates if you want them from a Texas (where I live) historian. I want to know who the parents of Mager(Major) Surles are. Thanks. Frances Wimberly    Posted June 11th, 2000

Looking for any information on William Goodwin BARRETT whose father, Edward, came from England as a boy and William's mother, Alice WYNINGHAM, was a niece of Chief Justice MARSHALL. William Goodwin Barrett was born 7/13/1832 supposedly in Fayetteville, NC. and then he moved to Sumter county, SC to teach. Please let me know if you can help me. Thanks, victoria barrett baker    Posted June 10th, 2000

Looking for information on John GRAHAM, born in Cumberland County, NC in 1767. He served in the First North Carolina Regiment during the Revolutionary War, moved to Stewart County, Tennessee, around 1800, and died in Benton County, Tennessee in 1844. His known children were Isabella, Katherine (who married Elijah Alsop), Ann, Caroline, John, and Robert Marshall. Will be happy to exchange information. Knox Martin    Posted June 10th, 2000

Looking for the parents and siblings of my GGGG-Grandfather Willis MOORE. The 1800 census shows him living in Cumberlin Co with his wife, Elizabeth. Their first son, My GGG-Grandfather was born there, Isham MOORE. Sometime before 1808 they moved to GA. All the census's show Willis as being born in NC, but family history with some documentation show the family originally from VA. Any info will be appreciated, and have a lot of info on his descendants that I will share. Thanks. Tom Moore    June 10th, 2000

I am trying to locate information on John McDANIEL and his wife Sealy or (Cecilia/Celia)Edge McDANIEL. He was born (according to tombstone) in l817. He married Sealy EDGE. She was the daughter of Elias Edge and Mary (Polly) SUGGS. She, according to her death certificate was born in Bladen County, NC, in l828, but I found the Edge Family Genealogy and it states that she was born in 1831. That genealogy only gives information on the male family members. I am trying to find names, dates, of parents and sibblings of John and also marriage date for John and Cecilia (Sealy). They were my ggrandparents. Thank you for any suggestions where I might check for this information. John and Sealy moved from NC in early 1870's to Florida.
Thank you. D. Smith    Posted June 6th, 2000

Would like to communicate with anyone who are connected Harriet TYSON and Nathan CASHWELL who married on February 10, 1859 in Cumberland County. Would like to correspond with anyone connected to Nathan and Harriet Tyson or know of their children. Their son, Daniel James Cashwell (May 15, 1862), was my grandfather.
Thank you, S. Elizabeth Cashwell-McRae    Posted May 24, 2000

I'm searching for the living and non-living family members of Arthur BRYAN. He is buried in Spring Lake. He died August 19, 1977. He was born June 22, 1947. I have no other info on family any help will be greatful.
Thank You April E. Bryan Parker    Posted May 23, 2000

Searching for information on my PORTER line. I specifically am trying to find out about Allen (Alan) PORTER. I know he was married in Cumberland county 1836/1837. I know he still lived there in 1850. He had a son, William D. PORTER who moved to Horry County, SC in the early 1850's. And I have been successful in the line going on down from there. But the brick wall is Allen PORTER. He just "appears" in Cumberland county in that marriage record of 1836(7) but I do not know from where he came, or if he was actually born in Cumberland county, nor have I found a record of death for him. I figure his birthdate abt. 1796.....anyone else searching this line? Stormy    Posted May 20, 2000

I am searching for the parents of Jonathan WHALEY, born about 1821 in Cumberland County and died 14 Jun 1879, New Bern, Craven, NC. He married Mary C TOOMER on 14 Nov 1843 in Cumberland Co, NC. The marriage bond was posted by Jonathan WHALEY and a HAWLEY and a BRANSON. I believe Hiram Robeson WHALEY was a brother to my Jonathan. Hiram married China WOODARD 3 Jul 1850. Boyd Bevington    Posted May 19, 2000

My ancestors Alvin Blalock SENTER, his wife Janet MCNEIL and their son James Malcolm SENTER came to Tennesse from Cumberland County, NC in 1830. Alvin's parents were Steven SENTER and Anna BLALOCK SENTER. I do not know if Steben and Anna came to Tennesse or not. I would like as much information on these people as I can get. I know that Alvin was b. 11/12/1806 in Cumberland Co.,NC and James was b. 8/13/1827 in Cumberland Co. Steven was b. in 1787 but I don't know where Gary Craig    Posted May 18, 2000

I am trying to locate the burial site of Linda Opal (nee SEARS) WESSNER. She died 9 February in Columbus, Ga. and was transported to Fayetteville for burial. Her tombstone is reported to have the inscription on it recording birth as 25 June 1946. I hope that you are able to assists us in this search. Thank you for your kind help. Andrea Scott    Posted May 16, 2000

Looking for any info on MacQueens in Cumberland County. John MACQUEEN b 1773 married Jeanette MCKETHIAN/MCCASKALL. Their children wre Angus 1822, Mary, Sarah, Cathrine, John, Phillip. Angus MacQueen married Harriet MACMILLIAN, daughter of Archibold MacMillian and Mary MCNEILL. Archibold's father was Malcolm MacMillian and mother was Mary MACINTYRE. It is possible that Mary MacQueen married a BLUE from Cumberland Co. The families eventually migrated to Georgia. Any help/info really appreciated. Thanks, Laurie Greene James    Posted May 1, 2000

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