Cumberland County N. C. Queries
January - February 2001

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Joseph William MALONE was buried in a small, private cemetery in Hope Mills, Cumberland County, NC, near the town cemetery. The cemetery has become overgrown and vandalized. Does anyone know the owner of the property, or the name of the cemetery? My question concerns the MALONE individual, and does anyone have any knowledge of this cemetery. Joseph MALONE was buried in 1936. Someone recently has begun to clear the cemetery. Please respond to Hilda Malone Hayes
Posted February 27th, 2001

Looking for any information concerning Shepherd SEAWELL, b. ??, d. 8/10/1833, of near Fayetteville according to notice of death in Raleigh newspaper on 8/23/1833. He m. Mary Polly Autry in February 1822. They had two known children, Marhsall Hooks SEAWELL, b. 1825, 1829, or 1832 ?? and Mary Elizabeth SEAWELL, b. 1833 (month not known), m. Arthur Melvin. On 1840 census, Mary was head of household in same home where a William SEAWELL was head of household on 1820 census. I did not find the home listed on the 1830 census. Information on ancestry and place of birth of Shepherd would be greatly appreciated. Was he related to the James Seawell who lived in Fayetteville during same time period who built first steamship to ply Cape Fear River? Contact: Carol Roberts Posted February 26th, 2001

I am researching Christopher Columbus CAMPBELL who was purportedly born in Sumter Co., SC. He married Louisa Elizabeth BOWEN in 1830 in Sumter Co. Louisa's father, William H. BOWEN, was born in Cumberland Co. and there is a strong probability that Christopher's parents were from this same area. Help in identifying Christopher's parents will be appreciated. Contact: Winston B. Campbell Posted February 26th, 2001

Am interested in exchanging information with anyone researching the Benjamin MOSELY family in Cumberland County. Benjamin was on the 1810 Cumberland County census and probably died there about 18l5. His wife was Jemima remained on the census there from 1820 until 1830. Benjamin was the son of William Mosely of Pitt County and had brothers, Thomas and WIlliam who were killed in the American Revolution. It is difficult to find Cumberland County records past 1808. Would be pleased to hear from anyone who has information on this family, or Edmund HATTAWAY who appears to have had a connection with the MOSLEYS. Jimmy M. Banks Posted February 22nd, 2001

Duncan HAIR was born about 1818 in Cumberland County, NC. He married Martha ANDERSON in 1843. They are on the 1850 & 1860 census but not the 1870. I would like to know where they are buried and information on their parents. Brenda Haire Gooden Posted February 17th, 2001

I have been through all the listings so far and have not been able to find the MURPHY family. I know they lived/died around Fayetteville. grandmother: Mrs. Margaret Murphy (wife of Thomas from Scotland) died 1827 age 85. [her husband Thomas Murphy - but I don't know when he died; just after 1827 is all I know]
Mrs. Rachel Murphy died July 1843 near Fayetteville. (wife of Thomas R) Thomas R Murphy died June 1851 Fayetteville age 40. I hope someone can help me find the cemetery where they are buried. Thank you so much. Emma Lou Weldon in Gainesville, FL Posted February 15th, 2001

I am looking for the graves of John KENNEDY (b. 1820 - d. April 1877) and his wife Agnes (Bryant) KENNEDY (b. 1822 - d. June 1895) both of Fayetteville. The funeral services were at the Baptist Church in Fayetteville. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. Melanie Posted February 14th, 2001

Can any one tell me what a (wheelwright) did in 1861? When my ggrandfather, Daniel E. CAMERON, joined the NC 8th Infantry CSA in Cumberland, Co. that is what they have him listed as. Thanks to all that answer. G Johnson Posted February 14th, 2001

I am looking for information on Alexander BENOIST (benoy), b 1828 d 1902. He was married to Virginia Pardilla Loudon. Also looking for their son, James Henry BENOY (Benoist), b 1852 d 1928. He lived in Fayettville with his wife, Effie J. DAVIS. They had one child, Rosa Ellelia BENOY. All are buried in Fayetteville. Also searching for my grandfather, Louis Kathsuth ADLEY who moved to Fayettville in the late 1800s. He was born 1857, died 1919. He worked with the railroad and was also a portrait photographer. He later moved to Dunn, NC upon marrrying my granddmother, Rosa Benoy. (Need his parents names!!)
Any info on any of these people will be appreciated. THANK YOU! C. Skinner Posted February 14th, 2001

I live in Georgia and would like to ask a question: Do you know if there are any property tax Records on mircofilm (or CD Rom) for Cumberland County, NC for 1810? If so, do you know where I might purchase this roll of film???? What about land records 1800 to 1820 on microfilm or CD Roms???
Thanks for your help! Owen McCranie 1043 Ridge Road, Valdosta, GA 31605 Posted February 12th, 2001

I'm working on a book about Civil War women and ran across a letter from Janie Smith of Smith's Mill, Cumberland Co., NC dated April 12, 1865. She was writing from her home of "Lebanon"near Averasboro, NC right after the battle there on March 16, 1865. Janie married a Robinson?
Does anyone have info. on this person. Her father was Farquhard Smith. Uncles were John & William Smith. Family homes were used during the battle as hospitals and Gen. Slocum's headquarters.
I have a copy of the 1850 Census page listing these people if anyone would like a copy. Anything would be appreciated. Averasboro is now in Harnett Co., NC. Thanks. Lynn G. Ester Posted February 4th, 2001

1. DUNCAN BROWN - Cumberland County, NC According to the IGI, there was a Duncan Brown who married an Ann ca 1738, and the county information was Cumberland.
I think that most likely, it was Bladen County at that time.
2. NEILL BROWN - Cumberland County, NC According to the IGI, there was a Neill Brown who was born ca 1735 in Cumberland County, NC. His parents are listed as Duncan and Ann Brown.
I think that the Neill Brown listed is my direct ancestor, but I had previously thought that Neill was the first Brown of my line to emigrate to NC from Scotland. My previous information does list Duncan and Ann as Neill's parents.
I would like to find some other birth record, or marriage record for either of these Browns. Would anyone know where I might find documentation for these early dates?
Thanks for any help you all might provide. Barbara Brown Hootman Posted January 29th, 2001

STARLING Cemetery, I think as best I can remember it was in Sampson County, I have been told recently by some distant family member that it possibly could be in Cumberland County. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! Lyn Hawley Posted January 29th, 2001

Stephen COLLINS was born in 1765 in Cumberland Co., NC by his own statement. There was both a Thomas and a James Collins in the county at that time. Are either of these men his father? Any help appreciated! Arlina Posted January 29th, 2001

My name is Jimmie Ryan and I am a decedent of Elijah BRAZIER of Jackson Co., Alabama. I am trying to locate information on his father, Elijah Brazier, Sr. who was born in North Carolina around 1776. It is believe he may have descended from another Elijah Brazier that would have been in Cumberland County in the early 18th century. I am searching for any information on Elijah Brazier, born 20 Apr 1726 who had a son name Thomas born 12 Apr 1750, with any addition information on an Elijah between 1726 and 1776 that may be available. Jimmie Ryan Posted January 28th, 2001

looking for information on Alla Racheal HEAD, B: ABT 1820 in Wade, Cumberland Co., NC, D: AFT 1870 in KY. She married Hilsman KING in 1814 in Wade, Cumberland Co., NC. He was born ABT 1775 in Wake, Cumberland Co., NC. Children: Wesley, Richard, Wiley, Hilsman Jr and Fountain King. Any information on Alla would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Jack Scholten Posted January 28th, 2001

My Mother Margaret Emma BRADFORD Lived in Cumberland County all of her life b.1923 d. 1990 My Grandad was Nathan Hall Brafford b.Feb. 1879 d. Oct. 1952 My ggrandad was Eli Brafford. He was was from Chatam County and enlisted in the civil war in Moore Countyat age 18. b.5-15-1845 My gggrandad was Stephen Brafford (I determined this from the 1850 census of Chatam County) My ggggranddad Was Edward and was from Chatam County My ggggrandad William Was from ? Can anyone add to this information in any way? Bill Van Posted January 27th, 2001

Hi from Mexico. Guess I'll never give up on my LEWIS DAVIS, b. abt. 1778, died in 1852 in Cumberland County, NC. Recently a John Brooks relative sent me a map of Cape Fear River Grants before 1848, close to Fayetteville. Names listed were:
JOHN DAVIS -- 1748
JOHN DAVIS -- 1737
SARA LEWIS -- 1735
If you know anything about these families or the origin of the area called HAYMOUNT, please contact me. Thanks, Patty Patty Coleman Posted January 27th, 2001

The 1800 census index for Cumberland County North Carolina lists the name William BRUCE on two lines. One of these show a male child in the 10-15 year age group. I am interested in determining if this Willam BRUCE had a male child born in 1789 and also named William. Any info greatly appreciated. Dick Bruce Posted January 27th, 2001

I am hunting any imformation on TRACY ALVIN BETHEA born SEPT. 22, 1917 expired in Rowan County June, 1973 I believe he was born in Cumberland County. He had to brothers James Allen BETHEA and Raymond BETHEA. Their fathers name was John BETHEA and their mothers name was Nora Skipper BETHEA. any informatiom is greatly appreciated. Thank you. Tallie Bethea Stancil Posted January 27th, 2001

I am doing research on the THAMES family. The will is in the right area. I do know part of the BEARD family. They are very nice people.
I would appreciate any help that you could give me. I have been very ill and can do very little work at the time.
My sister Brenda Tart Morris has traced the Tarts back to the 1500's. She wanted me to do our mother's side of the family. They were WILLIFORDs. She sent me your page in that she knew at one point in time that one of the Willifords and one of the Thames may have been married to each other. We are not sure about that fact.
We are from Fayetteville and she also knew that I would love your page. It is great. Thank you for all of the hard work that your have done.
Linda Tart Cooper Posted January 19th, 2001

I am looking for a Hugh Henry KYLE who married Marion MCLEAN on April 7, 1803 in Cumberland County. Also Looking for Daniel & ELizabeth KYLE who settled in and died in Cumberland County, NC. Does anyone know these families and also, where I can find cemeteries in this area or any other information that can help in my unsuccessful search. The KYLE'S and MCLEAN'S are both from Scotland. Thanks much Sally Menne Posted January 19th, 2001

The 1800 census index for Cumberland County North Carolina lists the name William BRUCE on two lines. One of these show a male child in the 10-15 year age group. I am interested in determining if this Willam BRUCE had a male child born in 1789 and also named William. Any info greatly appreciated. Dick Bruce Posted January 10th, 2001

I am interested in learning more about the GRAHAM's in Cumberland County late 1700's and finding out how they might be related to John Graham.

John Graham came to North Carolina from Greenock Scotland. He still had family there in the 1800's as a nephew of his Dr. John Graham wrote to him. Another of his nephews in Greenock (George Graham) died at Demanraras, Scotland in Feb 1800.

I know myself and several other Graham researchers would love to find our connection of John Graham to his family.

Flora McGOUGAN also had 3 brothers, Archibald, Malcom & Hugh. Her sister Margaret married Daniel McLELLAN. It is rumored the McGougans came from Argyle Scotland. Any info on them is also welcome.
Thanks, Eileen Colgan Posted January 8th, 2001

Seeking information regarding Janett, Roger and William SPENDLOVE, late 1700's and early 1800's.
Thanks, Ruth Bloom Posted January 6, 2001

Trying to find info on a Robert Angus MURPHY who lived in Hoke/Cumberland/Robeson area. He would have been there in 1856 but was in GA by late 1858. Thanks, Emma Lou Weldon Posted January 6, 2001

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