Cumberland County Queries
January - February, 1999


I am interested in any RAINES that might be known in Cumberland Co. especially a Christopher Raines, who was there in your census in 1790, I would be interested in who he was and where he came from, to Cumberland Co. and where he went to. Any thing you could help me with would be appreciated, Thanks.
Contact: Roby Raines
Posted: February 1, 1999


Looking for information on the family of Titus OVERTON who is listed on the 1790 Cumberland County census. Contact: Robert Allen Britton, Sr.
Posted: February 1, 1999


Seeking information on Ann C. PORTER. She was born Dec. 11, 1808 and died Jun. 20, 1864. She is buried in the Hope Mills Cemetery, Hope Mills, NC. She married James STORM. James died circa 1840. He was the son of John Storm (b.c. 1750 d. Nov. 26, 1819) and Jemimah Chauncey (b.c. 1760) of Robeson county. Could Etheldred Porter (b.c. 1786 in VA. and died Jan. 1870 Cumberland county, NC) be Ann's father. Etheldred wife's name was Rebecca. Ann C. Storm is listed in the 1850 census for Cumberland county.
Contact: Tom Taylor
Posted: February 1, 1999


Searching for the parents of James M. KING and Mary KING. Tradition has it that James M. KING was born in Cumberland County, North Carolina, circa 1825. James married Jennett F. HAYDEN (a descendant of BETHEA and ROBY families) on July 25, 1847 in Stewart County, Georgia. He later married Mary Ann TEMPLE in Decatur County, Georgia. With Jennett, he had children, John, Allen Bethea, Martha Frances, George, and Henry Preston. With Mary Ann, he had children, David T., Benjamin B., and Julia H. James was somehow related to Mary KING (most likely an older sister, but could have been his widowed mother), born in North Carolina, presumably Cumberland County, circa 1804. Mary KING married John WHITAKER (born in Georgia circa 1794) in Early County, Georgia on January 27, 1828. John WHITAKER and Mary KING had children, Sarah, Susan, Sanderson, Joseph, Allen and David. Both James M. KING and John WHITAKER located to Decatur County, Georgia from Stewart or Early Counties, Georgia about the same time, circa 1857-1858. It seems that everywhere Mary KING went, James M. KING would go. I am related to both the KING and WHITAKER line. Please help if you can.
Posted: February 1, 1999


Searching for information on David STRAHAN, born 01Mar 1755 in Cumberland county. Please contact me if you have any information. Thanks.
Contact: Troy Strahan
Posted: February 1, 1999


Rev. Allan MCDOUGALD served at two Cumberland County Presbyterian churches, Old Bluff (1810 - 1844) and Sardis (1826-1836) as noted elsewhere on these Cumberland County pages. His wife was Catherine MCLEAN and his son, Neill, was the father of my great grandmother, Isabella MCDOUGALD (1845-1930 m. David Gillespie ROBESON). I have some information on Rev. MCDOUGALD, but nothing concerning his origins. Some indications are that he came directly from Scotland, but these are vague at best. Request anyone with such information contact me.
Contact: Ramon Jackson
Posted: February 1, 1999


Seeking info on family of Benjamin CHAPMAN who was born 10 March 1779 in (supposedly) Amelia Co., VA. Married 20 May 1802 in Fayetteville, Cumberland Co. NC to Isabella Gee. He died 9 Sep. 1846 in Cumberland Co. NC (so far as I know). Children: Mary Ann 1804, Catherine 1805, James Henry 1806, John Robert 1808, Sarah Marie 1810, William 1811, Benjamin 1814, Isabella Gee 1816, Washington 1818, William David 1820, Margaret 1821. Most of these children moved on to Jackson Co., FL.
Contact: Cynthia Dean
Posted: February 1, 1999


Looking for any info on Richard RYALS 1748-1816, his son Lovett RYALS 1797-????, and Lovett's son John Lloyd RYALS All these men from Cumberland Co.,NC. Did any of these men have a br. William that moved to GA after Rev War? Say Tattnail or Montgomery Co in particular? I don't know their siblings at all. Richard was my
Contact: Jackie C. Prescott
Posted: February 1, 1999


I hope someone has this family in their line and can help me. John D MCDUFFIE married Louise REYNOLDS, 28 May 1893. John was 26. They were married in Blackjack Township, Cumberland County, NC. Many thanks.
Contact: Joyce in FL
Posted: February 1, 1999


We are researching our heritage. We are looking for any information on Norvin Alexander JONES and Vera COOPER; both of whom were born and raised in Cumberland County, NC. We know they were married and had four children. She died around 1941. Any information at all would "greatly" appreciated.
Contact: Herbert & Christina Jones
Posted: February 1, 1999


John Wesley GRADDY b 10/16/1882 in Fayetteville, m Amanda Frances AMOS b 3/22/1886 in Fayetteville. Four children were born of that marriage, viz: Ruth, Catherine,Thelma and John. Ruth married John HATCHELL but they divorced in 7-years. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who connects with this family.
Contact: Bob Amos
Posted: February 1, 1999


James Leighton HATCH b 8/7/1906 in Cumberland Co. married Willie Johnson 6/14/31 in Cumberland Co. Two children were born of that marriage, James and Thomas Leighton. For 30 years they operated a bakery in downtown Fayetteville. Would appreciate any info. regarding this family.
Contact: Bob Amos
Posted: February 1, 1999


Isabella Catherine POWELL b 5/2/1862 married Robert Francis AMOS 1/11/77 in Rockingham Co and eight children were born of that marriage, viz Annie,Cora,Della,Amanda,Lena,Esker,Ernest and Paul (my father) Robert F. had first married Elizabeth Powell in 1872 but she died in childbirth in 1875. Catherine and Isabella were sisters and daughters of James and Narcissa Powell of Rockingham Co. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who connects to that family.
Contact: Bob Amos
Posted: February 1, 1999


We are researching the Bass' of Flea Hill, Cumberland Co, NC. Sely was the mother of our Wiley, Quinn, etc. but we have been unable to find confirmation that Moses was the father. Can anyone out there help us out? They moved to Georgia from North Carolina.
Contact: Kathie Bass
Posted: February 1, 1999


Henry HOLLEMAN b. July 24, 1813, in VA. He was living in Cumberland Co, NC when he married Elizabeth COTTEN, b. Feb 5, 1813, in Chatham Co. NC. Elizabeth is the daughter of Gabriel COTTEN and Milly (?). (Gabriel was the son of Seth and Rebecca AVENT Cotten.) Henry and Elizabeth's children were all born in NC, prior to their moving to Rose Bud,White County, AR. Their oldest daughter, Sarah Jane, b. Nov 13, 1835, did not go with the family, but and remained NC and married a COTTEN. The other children in this family were Mary Ann, John Monroe, Rebecca Catherine, William Henry, Martha Isabell, Manley Elizabeth, George Washington, Nancy Hasseltine, and Andrew Jackson. I would like to find out who were Henry's parents and siblings.
Contact: Ivaleine Cooper
Posted: February 1, 1999


Looking for Stephen Hayes THOMPSON (possibly MAPLES) THOMPSON is his mothers maiden name. Stephen THOMPSON was b 11/29/1866 in Fayetteville Cumberland co NC. He died 10/24/1936 in Lenoir co NC. He married 4/21/1889 to Octavia HARDY b 1/6/1868 Lenoir co NC d 2/19/1948. Please help if you can. This is my brick wall! His mother is possibly Martha THOMPSON (this is all I know of her) His father is possibly Wesley MAPLES. Thanks in advance.
Contact: Peggy
Posted: January 17, 1999


Looking for info on the BREECE - PAGE connection. Have David James BREECE (15 Feb 1863 - 24 Mar 1942) who married 1st) Hattie Cooper PAGE (8 Nov 1859 - 19 Jan 1892) and 2nd) her sister Berilla Eva PAGE (24 Feb 1875 - 1 Jun 1953). Breece is from Fayetteville, NC and his families lived there though the two sisters were from Clinton (Sampson County). His first wife died during childbirth. We know that David and Berilla are buried at Cross Creek Cemetery, Fayetteville (Cumberland County) but can't find info on his marriage to Hattie or where she is buried. When she died, her family (PAGE) was not settled in a permanent homestead but living in Piney Grove, NC. It wasn't until 1864 before her family moved to Clinton. But since BREECE is a prominent Cumberland County surname, wondered if he buried her in a family plot there? ANY info would be appreciated, no matter how small of a lead!
Contact: Steven R. Page 10007-A Castile Ct. Richmond, VA 23233-6044
Posted: January 17, 1999


Seeking information on Owen PAGE (1790-Feb. 1850) married Edith____. Had at least one daughter named Penny and "possible" son named Richard. They lived both in Cumberland and neighboring Sampson County, NC (probably between Fayetteville and Clinton areas). Does anyone connect?
Contact: Steven R. Page 10007-A Castile Ct. Richmond, VA 23233-6044
Posted: January 17, 1999


Looking for any information on my grand and great-grand :Nathaniel Walker ( died in Fayetteville Jan 1961 ??) and his wife Eloise (Shaw) Walker (died in Fayetteville in 1954 ??). Nathaniel's parents are David and Josephine Walker and Eloise's parents are Alex and Kathaleen (White)Shaw.
Contact: Dennis Moulden Baltimore,Md
Posted: January 17, 1999


Searching for anyone that can remember, or has information on H.G. WEST, b about1875, died about 1950, wifes name was Novella. He had a brother named Willie WEST. His sons were Alton, Vance, Robert, Cleave and daughter Margrete, all were from Cumberland Co. They called H.G. WEST (Herb). Any help will be appreciated.
Contact: Cleave M. West,
Posted: January 17, 1999


Would like any information on David Steadman, He was my G Grandfather. All I know about him he was born about 1880 in Laurel Hill and died August 4, 1933. would like to know where he is buried. He was married to Fannie Kelly who was born on December 14, 1882 and died Jan.14, 1975. Their son Luther D. Steadman was my Grandfather. Would appreciate census infor, burial info, or any thing at all would be of great appreciation.
Contact: Timothy E. Bradshaw
Posted: January 17, 1999


Looking for information on John TOLAR b.1762 and d.1828 in Cumberland Co., NC. He had 10 children by first wife Nancy and 3 by second wife Ann. His children were: John, Jr. b. 1782 (married Martha Armistead?), William b.1783 (married Nancy Martin in MS), Isaiah b.1785 (married Anne Faison), Henry b.1789 (married Kitsy Magee in MS), Nancy b.1792 (married Isaac Thagard), Sally b.1794 (married Isaac Jessup, Jr.), Needham b.1800 (married Fereby Jean Pope), Ann b.1801 (married Sampson Boon), Robert b.1804 (married Mary Frances Autry), Katherine b.1810 (married William Edge), Joseph Thames b.1822 (married Sarah Williams), Semion b.1824 (unknown) and Harriet b.1826 (married Gurdon Thagard). Most of John's children settled in Cumberland and Bladen County, NC and raised their families, although a couple went to MS. Would like to share information with anyone having connections to these families.
Posted: January 3, 1999


Searching for the parents of Matthew CARTER m- Patiece LAMB Cumberland County, N.C.
Contact:Woody Carter
Posted: January 3, 1999


I am looking for any info on my ggrandfather, Gray Partin, and my ggrandmother, Mary Jane JOHNSON, who were married Oct. 12, 1832, in Cumberland or Cleveland Co.s, N. Carolina. Mary Jane's father was William JOHNSON, will filed March 10,1849-March 1850. Will names sons Henry of Mississippi, William A., and daughter, Mary Jane Partin, of Mississippi. Henry Partin married a Sarah INGLES in Mississippi. Any assistance would greatly be appreciated.
Contact: Jan Wallace
Posted: January 3, 1999


I am looking for Robert Draughan and Malcolm Gillis. I was able to find Robert Draughan in the 1790 Fayette Dist. Cumberland Co census. If anyone is researching any of these names, please contact me. Contact: Ginny Walker English
Posted: January 3, 1999


Looking for any information on John McQueen who married someone name Jennet. John was born in Scotland in 1773. He may have lived in Cumberland County. Thank you for your help.
Contact: George Vincent
Posted: January 3, 1999


Looking information on Cintha PHELPS and Tisdale THOMAS who were married Nov. 20, 1817 in Cumberland County, NC. Tisdale was son of Philip THOMAS. Their children were Adaline, John and Angeline. Cintha was born about 1800 and died about 1868.
Contact: Elmona Stephenson
Posted: January 3, 1999


Searching for two brothers or children of Otha W. and Alton C. PARKER. Birthdates unknown but believed to be early 1920s. Their father was Otha W. PARKER of Harnett County b.5/28/01 d.1926 buried at Maxton,NC. It is believed the two PARKER brothers were in the insurance business in Fayettville. Thank you
Contact: Ann Parker-Moran at
Posted: January 3, 1999

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