Cumberland County N. C. Queries
April - June 2002

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Thank you, I appreciate your help. Myrtle Bridges Cumberland County NCGenWeb Coordinator

WALTON / KENDRICK / GARRETT    June 23, 2002
James KENDRICK of Fayetteville & Cumb. Cty, born circa 1842 in PA married Margaret Ann Walton, born April 7, 1847 in Fayetteville. Searching for Margaret's siblings, marriage record. Have no info on James KENDRICK's family at all. Margaret's parents were Samuel James WALTON and Middy GARRETT, but have no birth, marriage or death dates for them. Searching for a possible Cherokee ancestor among these people, also wondering if James Kendrick served in civil war. Margaret and James had seven children, one of whom was Robert Lee KENDRICK, born in 1866. Would like names of these children, and birth dates. These families may not have always lived in Fayetteville, but may have been farmers outside of town at some time. Both James & Margaret moved to Brooklyn, NY in the late 1800s, where they subsequently died. Robert Lee KENDRICK moved there also and lived out his life there til 1945. Thanks so much, Margo Dittmer

FOY    June 22, 2002
If there anyone who know about the FOY family of Hope Mills, NC. My grandfather was Neil FOY born Dec. 20, 1912. He was the youngest of nine siblings- their names were Elliot, Hessie, Pete, George, Mary, Veola, Minnie and Leola. Contact Kendra

BLALOCK / PARTIN    June 22, 2002
I found the Will of Richard BLALOCK you had posted and wondered in you could help me. I am interested in the Henry and Sarah PARTIN a granddaughter of Richard. I am trying to figure out which Henry PARTIN this might be. My GGG Grandfather Henry PARTIN of Cumberland Co, NC, b: 1777 or could it be one of the many later men named Henry in my family. Do you know anything about this Henry? If it is my GGGGrandfather, I have not found a wife for him yet, but do have his children as: William, Gray, Fredric Henry and Sarah. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Pat

MOORE / DOW    June 19, 2002
Searching for any info on Charles MOORE married in 12-27-1808 in Cumberland County to Marey DOW. Wondering if he is related to the Willis MOORE also found in Cumberland County, NC in 1810 on the federal census? Any info or assistance will be appreciated. My Charles MOORE had a son, William, born in NC before 1810 and 2 others born in NC between 1810-1820, Willis King and Charles Jr. The family was in Madison County, MO before 1821. Sharon

BULLOCK / SESSOMS    June 10, 2002
Would appreciate any information you may have regarding John BULLOCK (b-06/22/1844; d-06/28/1900) married to Margaret SESSOMS (b-10/24/1855; d-03/07/1922). Both buried at Mount Gilead Cemetery in Cumberland County. Pat

McCASKILL    June 09, 2002
Allen McCASKILL was reported to have been born on the Isle of Skye (where virtually all McCASKILL's in this country evolved from) in c1760 and died in by 1850 in Cumberland County, NC. Allen and his wife Effie (maiden name unknown) were reported to have had 9 children including Daniel (the eldest and my GGGrandfather), Allen, Norman, Peter, John, Rhoda, Sarah, Nancy and Roderick McCASKILL. ... I have some documents which clearly tie Peter, Roderick and Rhoda to Daniel.

I have not been too successful in making a very good linkage to their father, Allen McCASKILL. And thus my inquiry to you. ... Daniel's headstone in the Sandy Grove Presbyterian Cemetery (Hoke county) notes his birth as 7-15-1792 on the Isle of Skye. Rhoda lived with Daniel's family at the time of the 1850 census and she is reported to have been born in Scotland (Skye) in 1805. I am convinced that, per my Father's story of years ago, the family immigrated to NC in 1811. Obviously, this brings into question prior direct family members as to when they landed in the Carolinas. I might add that there is a very interesting account of the McASKILL/McCASKILL history on the Internet written by Bill McASKILL of Skye. Bill mentions that a ship carried a number of McCASKILLs to Wilmington in 1811 which would align with what my Dad had said. Unfortunately the name of the ship nor the passenger list is presented. I will continue to search for that info. Thank you and best wishes, Daniel McCaskill

BENOY    June 06, 2002
I am looking for any information on Jacques BENOY, who immigrated from France and settled in Cumberland County around 1680. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Roger Benoy

Can Someone help me with the location of the TUCKAHOE MCLEOD CEMETERY. I think it is located in Cumberland County but not sure? Looking for Daniel McLeod b-1746 d-1839. Gary Johnson

TILLINGHAST        May 30, 2002
I am seeking any information on any TILLINGHAST who settled in Fayettville, Cumberland County. I am especially interested in any descendants of Paris Jenckes, TILLINGHAST, Jr. who moved near Columbus, Ga. Thank you. Margaret A. Wayman

Would someone there be so kind to look up a marriage record for me for George Washington WIGGINS and Dora PARKER most likely in 1905. In the 1910 census for Cumberland County they had been married five years. If anyone finds it I'll send the money for a copy and the postage to mail it to me. Thanks so much, Pauline Wiggins Herron    May 20, 2002

Can you tell me what a "free poll" is or means? I currently live in Stedman NC now and find this areas history very interesting. Thank you, Cheryl Mitchell  May 06, 2002

My brother and I are seeking a birth and death date for our ancestor, James Duncan BUIE. He was married to Anna Elizabeth MURPHY. When he enlisted in the CSA on June 8, 1861, he was age 31. He served at the Fayetteville Arsenal as a stable sergeant. Family historians told us they heard he died in 1883 while visiting in Gray's Creek. He is buried in an unmarked grave at Marvin United Methodist Church. We are hoping someone can provide bible or other family records. James Young  April 21, 2002

I am involved with my McCRANIE Clan and trying to tie some loose ends together. I am trying to prove that the Hugh McCRANIE who landed in 1739 had a son Neill. The McCranie book by Anthony McCranie on page i says Murdock and his son Daniel, Hugh and his son Neill were members of Old Bluff Church, which is located on the Cape Fear River, between Fayetteville and Lillington. ... Any help would be appreciated. Desperate in Georgia; Hubert J Evans  April 20, 2002

My ggg-grandfather, David CLARK, was born somewhere in N.C. abt 1779. He married (? #2) Lucretia CROSS and they were in Houston Co. Ga. by 1828 according to land records. They named their first son, John David CLARK.

The 1790 Cumberland co. Census included a David and John CLARK; the 1810 census p. 254 (Walker's district) listed: David, John, John (Scotch?), John Jr., Gilbert and Archibald CLARK; the 1820 census, pg. 163 has David and Alexander Clark.

By 1800 when David Clark was old enough to appear on the census, there were at least 6 counties with David Clark entries. In Cumberland County, David, John and Malcolm Clark were listed on Census pg 361.

I have documented the marriage of Lucretia's father, Edward CROSS to Elizabeth Ann Smith (wife #2), in Cumberland Co in 1809; this leads me to focus my search for David in Cumberland co. I am writing in hopes that there might be a CLARK researcher who may be able to provide some information about the David Clark(s) who lived in Cumberland co. between 1790 and 1820. Any information will be helpful to my "dragnet" process of elimination. Dorothy Clark Baker, Chicago  April 18, 2002

I was looking for my LOVETT family on the census, but couldn't locate them. I saw something in lot 105 that could be them, because Charlie Lovett had a brother name William LOVETT . I have been having such a hard time with my search. I found info that was related to my ggrand father Charlie LOVETT, but it states his last name being McPherson, not LOVETT. He was born around 1870, died around 1917 in NC. His wife's name was Harriet L. WILLIAMS died around 1937. They had about 7 kids, Beverly Lovett, Emma or Emily Lovett, Elizabeth LOVETT born 1904, Charlie Lovett born 1902, Richard Lovett born 1909, James Lovett, Lula Hazel Lovett born 1911. Any info you can give me would be appreciated. Sincerely, Helen Lovett  April 16, 2002

I research the surname of COLQUHOUN, and particularly the families of Lauchlin, Duncan, John, Malcolm, and Archibald COLQUHOUN found in Cumberland County in the 1790 census. Will share information with others researching the same families. Dave Calhoun  April 09, 2002

Am seeking a copy or abstract of the Will of William CUTTS, Private-Rev War, of Cumberland Co. Anyone who may have and index or abstracts and is willing to provide this information to me will gain my undying gratitude! William died estimated 1830-1840, and is believed to have remained in Cumberland. Lou Minor  April 09, 2002

I am trying to find out anything I can about the family of Ruth SMITH. Her mother was Geneva FERGERSON. She married James GAYTON (or GUNITON) of Cumberland County, and then Parker BUCHANA of Harnett County. They are buried at Cypress Chruch. Thank you. Barbara Morton  April 09, 2002

My family roots began in Cumberland Co. (via England). I am looking for information on Robert EDWARDS (1745-1790), Moses EDWARDS (1760-1799), Thomas Powell (1745-1835), John TAYLOR & wife Anne Powell TAYLOR, Thomas Powell TAYLOR & Sarah Edwards TAYLOR. Sarah Edwards Taylor came to Shelby County, Texas where I grew up. She is buried in Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin, Texas. If anyone in N.C. can help, I will be grateful. Joyce in Friendswood, Texas  April 05, 2002

I am trying to locate information on my family. Archibald Campbell came to N.C. from Scotland. He died in 1763. His son, Edward CAMPBELL (1746-1825), sold family land on Buie's Creek, Harnett County, N.C., 23-24 Feb 1805, and moved near Franklin, TN. Edward CAMPBELL's son, Alexander CAMPBELL (1795-1865), also moved with his father, Edward. Could you tell me where I might locate birth records on Edward and Alexander, land records, ship records on Archibald, or any other information on my family? Thank you so much. Linda Campbell-Snowden, Midwest City, Oklahoma  April 05, 2002

I am looking for the graveyard of my ancestor Neile WILKINSON who died in 1820 per his will and letters from descendants. Letters from descendants indicated that he and wife Margaret lived on Lock's Creek which is just south of present day East Fayetteville. The creek lies between the Cape Fear River and Route 53. Interstate 95 crosses the creek going south just prior to Cape Fear River. Evans Road closely parallels the creek near the Cape Fear River. If anyone is familiar with the area could you indicate whether there is a small family cemetery there and what may be on the gravestones. Please also indicate if there is an old church in the area also. I think that Neile may have been a teacher as were several of his sons.

Also, I am searching for lists or information on Neile Wilkinson participation in Revolutionary War. Letters we have indicate he served on patriot side at battle of Kings Mountain. Supposedly he served under Green, Marion and Sumter who I know originated in South Carolina. Thanks. Mike Wilkinson  April 02, 2002

Myrtle: I was searching for John A McMANNEN and found the McALLISTER history on your site ( ). It states that Janet McAlister married Dr. John A McMannen.··· Janet married Dr. LeRoy Dewitt McMannen, son of Rev. John A McMannen (or Orange County, NC). The part where they separated fits because Leroy and Rosa are list in the 1870 census living with his parents in Durham. How can I find out where Janet is buried. Leroy is buried at Maplewood Cemetery in Durham. He served as an assistant surgeon in the War, first with NC Troops then with 24th Georgia, the medical unit.Mary-jo Hall  March 29, 2002

Searching for some EZZELLS who lived in Cumberland Co in 1860. Thelma Peters  March 28, 2002

I am wondering if you know anything of a Shepard SEAWELL (?Sewell) who married Mary Polly AUTRY in Cumberland Co., NC in 1822, had Marshal Hooks Seawell and Mary Elizabeth Seawell, and died in 1833. He lived near Fayetteville. Cannot find him on any censuses, but after his death, his widow resides in same residence as that of a William Seawell listed on 1820 - 1830 Census for Cumberland Co. Mary Polly Autry was sister of Micajah Autry who died at the Alamo. I have copies of several land transactionf or Shepard from about 1819 through 1832, all in Cumberland Co., which property was eventually sold by a grandson, James Madison Seawell, to the Singer Sewing Machine Company in Fayetteville. I would love to hear from you if you have any info on Shepard Seawell. Thanks a million. Carol Roberts  March 16, 2002

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