Cumberland County Queries
March - April 1998


I am looking for infomation on Alexander McLENNAN (McLENDON) b: ca 1794 and his son James Alan MCLENNAN b: ca 1839 in Cross Creek. Alexander McLENNAN and family were in Cumberland County in the 1850 Census, and then subsequently moved to Alabama by 1860. Any information on these McLENNANs would be appreciated.
Contact: John Rickman Holland
Posted: April 27, 1998


Looking for Mariah Janie BUNN, daughter of Levi BUNN and of Georganna Wilson. Ducan [Duncan] BUNN and Martha ?? were Levi's parents. I have no dates. Mariah was born in Harnett Co. as was my Father Jack Pickford RYALS. B.2 Dec1922 D.25Oct1995 in St. Augustine, Fl.
Contact: Jackie [RYALS] Prescott
Posted: April 27, 1998


I am searching for information about John GRIFFIN (1743-1840). One of his sons was Isaac. They had left and were in AL by about 1820.
Contact: jbpnomad
Posted: April 27, 1998


Seeking information on AVERA families that lived in Cumberland County, NC in 1820 census and migrated westward to Sumter County, Alabama by 1850.
Contact: Max Carroll
Posted: April 27, 1998


I am looking for Daniel McDONALD born 1800 abt and married to Harriett CARROLL and Harriet HEIDLEBURG in Perry/Jones/Jasper Co MS. I want to know his father's name(John?)and their life in Cumberland Co prior to 1800-1810 and on back to Scotland.
Contact: Sandra McDonald
Posted: April 27, 1998


My ancestor William B MORRIS was supposedly born in Fayetteville on Mar 1 1822 to Nimrod MORRIS and Delaney Parrish MORRIS prior to their moving to TN. Thank you for any Information.
Contact: Larry Morris lmorris@computer
Posted: April 27, 1998


John, James, William, circa 1740 - 1790. Early settlers of Cumberland Co. Was spelled GALLIMORE in Augusta, VA and NC court records 1750-1770. All help appreciated.
Contact: Phil Gilmore
Posted: April 27, 1998


We are interested in researching my husband's family history. Father's name: Bobby Ray WIGGS, b. 1920s, Mother: Hazel Grey AVERITT WIGGS, b. 1930s.
Contact: Beth Wiggs
Posted: April 27, 1998


Looking for information on John SHAMBUREGER. He was born abt. 1768 in Cumberland Co. N.C
Contact: GardnGerty
Posted: April 27, 1998


I am hunting for an ancestor Christopher MACRAE who was living in NC with many decendants in 1810. His grandfather was Finlay, father Duncan, and brother Donald. He came from Lochcarron, Ross shire Scotland. His birthdate is probably 1743. There is a Christopher McRAE listed in the Cumberland Co Census of 1790, who had 7 children. He died in 1815. Does anyone have any further information on this Christopher? If so I have the rest of Scottish & Australian Family tree.
Contact: Debbie
Posted: April 27, 1998


Seeking information on my grandfather, William Henry BACOT who lived in Cumberland County at the time of his death. He was married to Mary Elizabeth STRICKLAND. They resided in the Seventy-First township. He had 4 sons- Melton, James, Gilbert, and Lacey. Two daughters, Ollie and Elizabeth also resided in Cumberland County. William Henry BACOT passed away in 1968. Would appreciate any information anyone has concerning my grandfather. I would love to know about his father and mother and where they were from.
Posted: April 27, 1998


I desire to find out when a Duncan or Malcolm BLACK arrived in Cumberland County and from what part of Scotland. I believe it would be in the 1760-70s.
Contact: Darryl Black
Posted: April 27, 1998


Duncan MUNROE was born abt.1784, Scotland, married TEDDER, Nancy May 14, 1812. Children: John Anthony born May 24, 1819. Searching for any information on Duncan and any other children. Possibly lived in Cumberland County, married in Robeson County.
Contact: DeAnn Monroe Steely
Posted: April 27, 1998


I am trying to locate a John TAYLOR who is a descendant of Martin Dooley TAYLOR. He lived about 10 miles northeast of Fayetteville (Cumberland City), NC on the east side of the Cape Fear River, south of the Old Bluff Presbyterian Church and near the waters of Locks/Dunfield Creeks. He lived from about 1770 to 1830 and was a farmer. He married Annie Powell TAYLOR of Cumberland City, NC in 1794. They had one son, Thomas Powell Taylor b 1796 NC: (m. Sarah EDWARDS Jan 6, 1824.) They later migrated to Sheby City, TX. .
Contact: Donna Conner SCC01755@mail.WVNET.EDU
Posted: April 27, 1998


Searching for family of Emily WADDILL 1831 Cumberland Co, m.18 Apr 1849 to Calvin E. SPENCER of Anson County, d.1889 Drew Co. Arkansas. Believe her father is named Thomas WADDILL and that she is a grand-daughter or great-grand daughter of Edmund WADDILL of Randolph County, NC. Have found several Thomas WADDILLs in Cumberland and cannot sort them out.
Contact: Karen Hayes
Posted: April 14, 1998


I am researching these families in Cumberland and surrounding counties. Joseph Daniel NORTON married Sarah Catherine HAIR. Joseph's parents were Alvin and Sallie Smith NORTON. Sarah's parents were Nathan J. and Bethel Marshburn HAIR. I will exchange information with anyone on these families.
Contact: Bea Norton
Posted: April 14, 1998


GRAHAM, Archibald W. (b. between 1825-1835; d Before 1180) married Alice BURNS (b. August 1833; d. After 1910) October 12, 1854 in Cumberland County, NC. Children were Margaret Alice, b. 1859 in NC; Neil Archibald, b. February 16, 1862 in NC; and, James W. Graham, b. May 1864 in NC. I am seeking information leading me to the father and/or mother of Archibald W. GRAHAM. Any assistance would be most appreciated. Willing to share descendant information.
Contact: David Graham Hassell.
Posted: April 14, 1998


I am searching for information on the ancestors, descendants, and siblings of John A WATTS SR b 1749 Cumberland Co NC d 1819 Covington Co MS m Judith RAWLS b 1752 ? d 1823 Covington Co MS. If you have information on this WATTS line, please contact me.
Posted: April 14, 1998


I am looking for any information on a Mrs. J.F. BURGESS. She was the daughter of William James KENT (d. 12-17-27) and Frances (Fannie) KENT in Fayetteville. Her brother was John Slaughter KENT (my grandfather). She lived on Haymont at the time of her father's death. Unfortunately, this is the only lead I have on her. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I will share info on KENT family. Thank you.
Contact: Catherine Kent Walker
Posted: April 14, 1998


I am searching for any information on my ggg grandfather J.A. HOWARD, b7-22-1823 d 4-28-1888. He owned 293.1 acres in Cumberland County that was taken over by Fort Bragg. He was buried on his farm along with his wife Sarah J. Their bodies were later moved to the Great Marsh Baptist Church in St. Pauls, NC by my g grandfather Carlton Hubbard HOWARD. J.A. Howard's property was adjacent to 3 other parcels also owned by Howards. I don't know if these were brothers or a father and his three sons. J.A. Howard and Sarah J. Howard had at least one issue George M.Dallas Howard b 3-13-1849 and d 4-2-1917. If you have any information please e-mail me.
Contact: Donna Cawiezell
Posted: April 14, 1998


Eliza WATSON, 18,is listed in the 1850 Cumberland Co census with her parents Henry, 33, and Rebecca, 37, WATSON. Is this the same Eliza Watson that married Archibald Odom in Cumberland Co August 20, 1860? If so, I would love to know more about Henry and Rebecca. Was Rebecca a MALTON? Did Henry and Rebecca also a son named Richard Thomas or Thomas Richard?
Contact: SCraycraft
Posted: April 7, 1998


I am researching the MCDONALD family of Cumberland and surrounding counties. I am searching for Daniel MCDONALD who married Miranda Rebecca ANDERSON. Daniel MCDONALD's father was James McKay MCDONALD who married Molcy (Mandy) Marie HONEYCUTT. James McKay MCDONALD'S parents were Daniel and Lovedy McMillian MCDONALD. I will share information I have on these families. Contact: Bea Norton
Posted: April 7, 1998


I am researching the ancestors of Joseph HARE (1749 - 1853; yes, 1853) who was apparently born near present-day Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC and one of 10 or 11 children. At present, we suspect that his parents were Joseph (Sr.) and Ann Hare but have not confirmed this yet. It is also suspected that his father (Joseph, Sr.?) may have died circa 1756 and that his children subsequently moved from Cumberland Co. to the northeastern coastal areas of NC. Any info on JOSEPH, his parents and/or ancestors would be very much appreciated.
Contact: Bob
Posted: April 7, 1998


I am doing research on my gg-grandmother, Mary TIMS. I don't know much about her, except that she married John SPARKS, and they had a daughter, Laura.Amos TIMS migrated with some of his sons to Cumberland Co. They are found mostly as THAMES. I would appreciate any info on TIMS/THAMES. Thanks in advance.
Contact: Gina Clingan
Posted: March 31, 1998


I am researching John BEDSOLE who appears in the 1790 Cumberland County census. I am also researching any BEDSOLE's living in the area.
Contact: Kelly Bedsole
Posted: March 31, 1998


Need information on Thomas and Agnes GREEN and their daughter Clara Louisa B.1830 in North Carolina. They are from Cumberland Co. and migrated to Ga about 1850. Any help on this family will be appreciated.
Contact: Linda Cochran
Posted: March 31, 1998


Looking for information on Cullen Jr. CORNETT and Family. They were in Cumberland Co. in 1840. Would appreciate any information on the children.
Contact: Linda Cochran
Posted: March 31, 1998


Wish to identify parents and family of Stephen COLLINS born 9 April 1763 Cumberland CO., NC. He served in the Rev. War and continued to live in Cumberland until 1805 when he moved to Williamson Co., TN. In 1807, hemoved to Maury Co., TN where his daughter Sarah, born in NC, married William D. Hamlett. He also had a daughter Anna who married a Hinds and lived in Maury Co.,TN. Is it possible that he is the Stephen listed in the 1790 census of Moore Co., NC, in the household of Henrietta Collins?
Contact: Arlina
Posted: March 13, 1998


My great-greatgrandfather Jesse DAVIS was in Civil War. 2 Battalion Local Defense Troops Co. C. Fayetteville Arsenal and Armory Batt'n,Volunteers for Local Defense. Could any one help me with any history on this Battallion? Who all were in this Battalion? Are there any books on it or pictures of the Arsenal?

Jesse DAVIS married Arpie Euphenia JONES possibly in Fayetteville on 8 Dec. 1872. Seeking proof of this marriage. JESSE's father was Gatlin DAVIS (d. July 20, 1847) and his mother was Susannah SMITH. Also was unable to find their marriage. I have lots on this Davis family and will share. I don't understand why GATLIN DAVIS family didn't have estate papers,as he had many children. The Davis's were well known in that area. Most were merchants. Many thanks for anyone's help.
Contact: Lois Spurrier Glasgow
Posted: March 13, 1998


Looking for information on a Sarah MANES/MANIS b. 1787 and d. 18770. She married a William PAYNE. Also info on William MANES of Bear Crk area and ancestors of a Seth MANES. email address:
Contact: J. Damon Manes
Posted: March 13, 1998


Am desperately seeking the parents of Samuel WOMBLE born 4 July 1763 in Cumberland Co.,NC. He wed Jane Cheek TYSON 23 December 1784 in Moore or Chatham Co. Any info will be most appreciated.
Contact: Elizabeth Deihl
Posted: March 13, 1998


Robert GRAHAM, of Scotland and Cumberland Co., NC was said to be the father of Anthony GRAHAM (b.1770, NC;d.aft 1860,MS). Anthony and Assenith (Thomas) GRAHAM were the parents of at least three children: Ann, Edward C. and Lorezno D. Edward C. and Rachel Ann COLLIER (married Rankin Co, MS, 9 Aug 1838) are my great grandparents. Would like to learn more about Robert GRAHAM and his family. A Robert GRAHAM was in the 1790 Cumberland County census as a free white male, age 16 years and upwards.
Contact: Shirley B. Alexander
Posted: March 2, 1998


Accus BASS married Polly McINTYRE ca. January 1, 1814 in Cumberland Co. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Contact: Steven Bass
Posted: March 2, 1998


Looking for any info in reference to Stephen J. MIDDLETON is said in documents he was "of Cumberland" was there in 1800. He is in Natchez Dist. MS by 1803-5. If you know of any little thing please contact me.
Contact: Pauline Hallett
Posted: March 2, 1998


Researching family of Nancy HARVILL, who married William H. BAKER in Cumberland County 1/26/1844. Need Nancy's parents. Possibility that they are Robert HARVILL and Polly STONE, married Cumberland County, circa 1819. Nancy was born circa 1820. Completely stopped on the HARVILLE-HARVILL-HARVIL line in Cumberland County about 1820. Any information would be greatly appreciated as we have been working on this for approximately 15 years.
Contact: Constance C. Wehland 3892 College Avenue Ellicott City, MD. 21043-4609
Posted: March 2, 1998


Looking for information on the ancestry of Norman URQUHART b. abt. 1750 in Scotland, d. 1840 in Pine Level / Montgomery Co / AL. m. to Janet Bethune before 1774. My husband's Urquhart family traces the following: Norman URQUHART b. abt 1750 in Cumberland Co / NC m. Elizabeth Smith. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Contact: Pam Jenkins with ATTN: Doris Urquhart in the subject line.
Posted: March 2, 1998


I am researching the DOWLESS surname, in particular, a William Ben DOWLESS, born August 8, 1894, reportedly in Hope Mills, NC. I am interested in determining who his brothers/sisters and parents were. I believe his father was John and his mother was Addie Jackson.
Contact: Bob Dowless
Posted: March 2, 1998


I am looking for my great-grand father Amos ROYAL, I have very little information on him other than he married Caroline HONEYCUTT, and lived in the Black River area of Cumberland. Any and all information would be appreciated.
Contact: Anne
Posted: March 2, 1998


Looking for Martin Fuller STARLING, m. Lillie Pauline CAMPBELL 2/11/1900 and lived at Cross Creek. Leslie STARLING m. Mattie SIMMONS 5/11/1918 and lived in Fayetteville, children: Marcus and Stanly. Will STARLING m.?, children: Norman (Jack), Lou STARLING, m. P.C. (Pete)KINLAW 1/29/1905, children: Lawrence. Mary Elizabeth STARLING (Lizzie), m. Farley BEDSOLE 12/28/1901 and children: Bessie and Thelma, and they lived at Cross Creek. Emma (Sis) STARLING, m. John SALMON 4/21/1907. Sarah STARLING , m. William LUCAS 11/22/1871. Anyone with connection to these people, their parents or children, and willing to share their information with me, please contact me at my e-mail address.
Contact: Richard B. Honeycutt,,1026 Old Lilesville Road, Wadesboro, NC. 28170
Posted: March 2, 1998


Marshall H. STARLING b. ca 1850, who m. Sarah Ann HARRIS Jan. 28, 1874. Their Children were Martin Fuller, Leslie, Will, Lou, Mary Elizabeth(Lezzie), Emma(Sis) and Sarah. Martin Fuller STARLING b. ca 1870, who m. Lillie Pauline CAMPBELL, dau. of Henry P. and Margaret CAMPBELL. Their children: Eula Mae, Lillian Gertrude, Lonnie Chester, Bertha Lee and Violla. Would appreciate any help with these families in regards to their parents, spouses and children.
Contact: Richard B. Honeycutt, 1026 Old Lilesville Rd., Wadesboro, N C. 28170.
Posted: March 2, 1998

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