Cumberland County N. C. Queries
January - March 2002

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

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

Looking for information on Ann ? JINKS MATTHEWS, and four sons mentioned in will of Joseph MATTHEWS Jan 1791 in Cumberland Co NC. Is there any record of ages, of these children. The land went to Ann and her four sons. Indicative that land was hers before marriage to MATTHEWS? Any help would be appreciated. Irene Jinks  March 10, 2002

I am looking for information on Thomas WEBSTER and Timothy WEBSTER born in Cumberland Co. Also Florence could have been called Laura Webster. She was my grandmother. She is buried in a Cumberland graveyard. They were children of William J. Webster. Thanks. John Yarborough.  March 2, 2002

I am working on Nancy McDOUGAL b. jul 1802 N.C. married oct1824 Al. Henry Richardson. Thinking she may have been the daughter of James and first wife Nancy Lashlee. James would have been the youngest son of Duncan McDougald of Cumberland County. Anyone working on this family? Shirley   February 28, 2002

Claude B. WILLIAMS was born about 1871 in Grantham Township of Wayne County to Phineas Williams and Asha Carr Williams. He had two sisters name Calonia and Elizabeth and brother named Preston and half older brother Matthew Carr. When his sistrer Calonia Williams died in Goldsboro in 1942, her obit listed Claude as living in Fayetteville in Cumberland County. Any info on Claude and his family would sure help finish out the family history. Thanks. Alton Parnell   February 27, 2002

I was going through the Cumberland County list messages. Do you have anything on the area of Linden? I'm looking for info on the BLACKMANs from there. Marianne Henderson   February 24, 2002

I would love to have information on the relatives of Major James RAYNOR and his wife Mary Nattie DAVIS born in Fayetteville, N.C., Cumberland County around 1881 and 1891. They are my grandparents. There is a DAVIS cemetary which covers about an acre of land some where in Cumberland County. Shirley Raynor Carter   February 20, 2002

I am searching for any information on Calvin KEEN married to Cornelia (possibly FAUCETTE). After Harnett County was formed from Cumberland County, he resided in Anderson's Creek, Harnett County. (1880 Census) He was born approx. 1849. Sandra Rex   February 18, 2002

Based on various findings I think the eldest Daniel Campbell in the Cumberland Co., NC Census of 1800 may have been the father-in-law of one Neill McLean who married Mary Campbell to whom he gave land in Christian Co., KY in the late 1700's or early 1800's. If so he is possibly the brother of Collin Campbell listed in the Wake Co., NC Census of 1800. This Collin Campbell could be my gggg grandfather who migrated to Sumner Co., TN by 1806 and whose daughter married John McLean, son of Neill McLean. Any help proving or disproving these suppositions would be gratefully appreciated. James Campbell   February 13, 2002

I am doing research on my mother's family. ... The only information that I have is that there was a John WILLIFORD in Cumberland County in 1790, and that my great grandfather was John WILLIFORD. There was also a Richard Williford in the 1790 Census. My first cousin's name was Richard. My great grandfather may have been born around the Civil War Period. They were living in Eastover.

My grandfather was not an attorney but almost all of his brother's were attorneys. I am related to Mabon Williford the attorney. He has passed away, but his two sons still practice in Fayetteville. Thank you for your help. Linda Gayle Tart Cooper   February 11, 2002

I am looking for information with regard to Neille WILKINSON who lived in western part of Cumberland County circa 1790 apparently around the nexus of Richmond, Hoke, Cumberland and Scotland counties. Family rumor is that he owned land which was later part of Ft Bragg and he is supposedly to have been buried in a cemetery in the area. Letter from him to son Allen indicates he was educated man. another son indicates originally part of Clare McKuilcan. Deceased 1820. His son is Neil Wilkinson Jr who died in 1846. Neille's father may have been Angus Wilkinson. Please e mail if you have information. Thanks Mike Wilkinson   February 01, 2002

I am trying to find the parents of Henry S. DEAL and Sarah Ann "Sally" MARTIN. Henry was said to have been born in Greene County, N.C. His birthdate was January, 1828; Sally's was September, 1832. They were married in Cumberland County on January 24, 1850. Both are buried in unmarked graves at Camp Ground United Methodist Church. One of their daughters, Elizabeth Whetmore Dale, married Neill Thomas BUIE. They lived in the old "Arsenal House".I would appreciate any information that may help. Donna Young   January 26, 2002

I am researching the family outlined below. Any information welcome.

In particular, I am trying to find the parentage of Bunion HAIR, born about 1854 in NC. Though he & his family are in the 1880 Cedar Creek census, I cannot find him in any previous census.

I am very new to research in Cuberland county. So any advice on where to have access to vital records of thsi period would be welcome. I live in Fayettville.

Descendants of Thomas Wiley CAIN
1 Thomas Wiley CAIN b: 15 Aug 1883 (parentage?)
d: 14 Dec 1950
Burial: Big Rockfish Presbetyrian Cemetery, Cumberland Co, NC
.. +Martha Jane HAIR b: 2 Mar 1880 Cedar Creek, Cumberland, North Carolina
Father: Bunion Hair Mother: Elmira S. Unknown
d: 24 Feb 1966
Burial: Big Rockfish Presbetyrian Cemetery, Cumberland Co, NC
. 2 [1] Mary * CAIN b: Abt. 1911
d: 27 Jul 2001 Fayetteville, Cumberland, NC
Burial: 30 Jul 2001 Lafayette Memorial Park
..... +John Arthur BLAYLOCK (parentage??)
b: Abt. 1904 m: Bef. 1932
d: Abt. 1949 about age 45 Durham area Burial: Roxboro?
. *2nd Husband of [1] Mary CAIN:
..... +Walter WHITE b: 21 May 1903 m: Aft. 1949
d: 21 May 1994 Fayetteville, Cumberland, NC
. 2 Pearl CAIN
..... +??? UPCHURCH
Regards, Al Rose     Please visit my GEDCOM     January 19, 2002

I am trying to find information on my gggrandmother, Nancy GREGORY, who married John AKINS in 1847 in Northern Cumberland County, NC, had three children, Sarah, Barbara and James (my ggrandfather). After John Akins died in 1854, she remarried to Zachariah COFFIELD, Jr. I would like to know who her parents were, date of death, and anything else that would be helpful. Shirley Akins Brown   January 13, 2002

Looking for Earl Frank KERR. Possibly died in Fayetteville, mid to late 1960's Am guessing 66 or 68. Connie   January 7, 2002

I am looking for any one claiming kin to James McDONALD, first land record 1760, Cumberland Co. he married Sara MATTHEWS, had the following children: James, Jacob, Mary, Matthews, and William. Matthews born 1769, William, born 1781, Yadkins Falls, N.C. William is my line. James possibly went to Montgomery Co. N.C., S.C. and died in Ga. 1810. Sincerely, Ruth M. Scruggs   January 6, 2002

Researching Thomas H. SUTTON, Sr., born in Wilmington in 1845. He became a prominent member of the Fayetteville Bar. He was Criminal Court Judge for the Fayetteville and Wilmington District until that court was abolished. He maintained a law practice in Fayetteville for many years and served as Senator for the 16th Senatorial District. Mr. SUTTON had a large family in 1900 and I am seeking to determine if any descendants are living today. Charles W. Deal 9100 Vagabond Road Charlotte, N.C. 28227-9650   December 31, 2001

I was wondering if you might know where I could possibly find out about my grandfather. His name was William PORTER. He was from Kelly, North Carolina. My grandparents, William Porter and Dovie WALKER, were not married, and Dovie gave my father, Luther James PORTER, away when he was one week old. He was raised by Sally BENSON. My father never spoke to his children about his real father, but he always knew that William was his father. He knew that he was given away at birth. I have researched and researched for William Porter and Dovie Walker and ran into a stone wall each and every time. I would give anything if I could find out the dates that they lived on this earth. I understand that every July there is a big Porter family reunion at White Lake. I dont know if these are relatives, but maybe one day I'll have time to be there in July and ask a few questions. My father died in 1968. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Charles Porter Hometown: Fayetteville, NC   Posted December 25, 2001

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