Cumberland County Queries
May - June, 1999
His will dated 1805 list children in the following order: John, Daniel (a blacksmith of Cumberland County), Alexander, Sarah, Allan with John being the executor of the will and the one who inherited the land. Because of this, he is assumed to be the eldest of the children.
Two of John's children survived to be listed on the 1870 NC census which was the first census to have a question for indicating whether the parents were foreign born. Both children marked "yes" indicating that John at least was born in Scotland. His date of birth is thought to be around 1762.
Any information regarding the location in Scotland that this family originated from would be greatly appreciated.
Contact: Webster Stewart
Posted: June 30th, 1999
Rhonda (Barge) Herbert
Posted: June 29th, 1999
Contact: William H. Cain
Posted: June 28th, 1999
Contact: Pam Howard
Posted: June 27th, 1999
Posted: June 27th, 1999
Contact: Ed Samuell
Posted: June 27th, 1999
Contact: Sue Kruse Gilroy, CA
Posted: June 26th, 1999
Judy Gonzales Colorado
Posted: June 26th, 1999
I am searching for any information regarding George HOLDER. His son
George V HOLDER married Christian McLEAN on 3-26-1848 in Cumberland Co
NC. I am searching for information regarding the parents of Christian,
who I believe were Allan-Neill McLean and Betsy Ann Baker and the parents
of George V Holder, who were George Holder Sr and ------. Any help is appreciated.
I am searching for any information on Nell CLARK who married Malcolm
DARROCH in Harnett /Cumberland Co . Malcolm was born between 1765-1775
in Scotland, the son of John Darroch, and Nell was born qpprox 1790 I believe
in Scotland. Thanks for any help.
I am searching for the parents of William Wade and Bethana Stone who
were married on April 14, 1844 at Rockfish in Cumberland Co NC. Any help
would be greatly appreciated.
Looking for any info on Raymond INNIS listed in the 1790 census of Cumberland
Co., found his name listed as Raimon Ennis on land deal in 1794 in Cumberland
Co, he purchased land on the Black River believe this area around Coats,
N.C. Hoping someone might have copy of his will or marrige bond. Also looking
for info on a Ester Ennis listed in the household of William A. Johnson
in the 1870 Cumberland Census, she is listed as 80 years old. Thanks for
Is the Stephen MASSEY who was in Cumberland Co NC 1820-1830 the same
Stephen Massey in 1840 Madison Co TN? Thanks for any help.
Anyone who is researching Thomas GRIFFIN son of Gerald or General GRIFFIN
I would love to hear from. My Thomas married a Nancy STEWART. They left
Cumberland around 1838 or 39 for Henry County, AL I am especially interested
in General or Gerald Griffin the Father as I can find nothing on him.
I am looking for any information about Angus RAY who was a Hatter and
came to Cumberland County, NC in the late 1700's or early 1800's from Scotland.
He had three sons - John - Archibald & Neill...The area of Cumberland
County they lived in is now Hoke County.
Looking for any information on John GALE, shown in the 1810 NC Census
as being in Cumberland County. Trying to establish a connection for Peter
F. GALE, born somewhere in NC in 1814. Peter was my g-g-grandfather. Any
information on John GALE will help! I have tried everything on the Cumberland
Cty. site to no avail. Thank you very much.
I am searching for information on the Thomas and Elcy JONES family who
were of Cumberland County. He was born about 1789 and she about 1790. This
family were found in the 1850 census of Cumberland County, and he left
a WILL dated 9 Nov 1846. They had 10 children, Ervin, Abner, Mary, Daniel,
John, Stephen, Ruel, Allen, Bryant and Doctor Thomas (not a doctor). His
grandparents Thomas and Sarah HANCOCK JONES were found in Chesterfield
County Virginia . If you have any information on these families please
Looking for anyone researching MC ALLESTER, PHILLIPS, or BASSETT in
Cumberland County in the 1700's. The line, as I'm familiar with it is:
John McAllester-m-Anne (d-1786) Cumberland Co. Arrived from Scotland in
1740, (died 1761) Cumberland Co. Their Children: Angus McAllester (died
1809) Cumberland Co. Catherine McAllester (Neil McNeil) (died 1786) Cumberland
Co. Florence "Flora" McAllester (Stephen Phillips) Their Children:
Angus Phillips (Jenet McKethan) Catherine Phillips (Wm. Gibson) Margaret
McAllester (--?--Shaw) Jane McAllester (--?--Cowan). Would love to talk
with anyone familiar with these lines.
I am searching for any information about a Edward BLANCHET, he is in
the 1790 Cumberland Co., N. C. Census. Also am searching for information
on a USALIN BLANCHET, he is in the Cumberland County Estate records at
location CR 029.508.5 Blanchet, Usalin--29---1838.
I'm trying to find more information on the following Messers, listed
in the Cumberland Co. 1850 Census. The 1850 Census shows the following:
1) Mary Messer, age 13, living in the home of Sarah Baker (possibly Barker),
Household #429. 2) James Messer, 21, Household #420, living in home of
John Baker or Barker. 3) Nancy Messer, 32, Household #500, shows 3 children
there. Anyone know anything about these Messers, or the Baker/Barker families?
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Have info on Delos Mumford, born 1825, died, 1864, Civil War at Cold
Harbor, Va. That would be my Great Grandfather. His Son was born, Howard
Siding, Pa, 1863
John Kennedy, wife Mercy Wenefred Kennedy, sons Jordan C. and William
G are in Stanly Co. in 1850 census. Not there in Montgomery co. census
of 1840 when Stanly was still part of Montgomery. I feel certain that John
came from Cumberland Co. and that his father was named William. Any help
would be wonderful.
REEVES, Zachariah appears on the Cumberland Co censuses for 1800-10-20-and
30. I suspect that Eliza REEVES who married Joseph Pebworth in Cumberland
Co 1824 was his daughter. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has
any information about this family.
In the Wills of Cumberland Co., NC there is a Joseph C. WILSON who died
around 1815. He leaves items to an Uncle Joseph Cooper, Uncle John Butler
of Bladen Co., NC, Aunt Mary Taylor and her children Mary Lock and Eliza
Taylor and a cousin Joseph Wilson of Bladen Co., NC. He further states
his service in the U. S. Army and a will in Carlisle, Pa. Would appreciate
hearing from anyone that has info on these families.
Several of my relatives may have come from Cumberland County. I am descended
from an Ephraim Owen who was in Wrightsboro, Ga. by 1771. He was a Quaker.
Some information I have suggests he may have come from Cumberland County
(there was someone by that name listed in a 1767 census covering the County).
He may have been the son or brother of a John Owen (listed in a 1755 census),
and he may have had a sister named Sarah Ann who married a David Baldwin.
Looking for information on Michael Devan KING, b. 18 May 1809, Cumberland
Co., NC, d. Ca. 1855, Henry Co., Alabama, m. Arenna Wall in Ga. or NC.
He was a son of Henry King and Barbara MOORE King of Cumberland Co., I
will be glad to share what information I have.
I would like to make contact with anyone who may know of Alexander McLELLAN
who was born circa 1820-1825 in Cumberland County. He eventually migrated
to Covington County, Alabama and died around the turn of the century. He
married about 1860 to Mary Smith, dau of Samuel J. Smith and Elizabeth
Satterwhite. The marriage took place in Florida (Santa Rosa or Okaloosa
County). Children were: Sarah, Nancy, James, William Leamon, Manning, and
Harrison (?). Any information to share? Ever hopeful--
I am looking for the family of William Erwin KINDLEY, II an attorney
who may have been born about 1906 and lived in Fayetteville, Cumberland
County, NC area.
Searching for any information on the DARDEN Family. Moved from Sampson
County, NC to Cumberland County after the Civil War. Will share any information
My gggrandfather, John James REGISTER and his wife Susanna DAVIS Register
appear in family records as being in Cumberland County in the federal census
of 1870. I'm looking for the names of the parents of John James Register.
I'd appreciate any leads you could give me.
James NORRIS and Keziah MCLAUGHLIN were married early 1800's in Cumberland
County. Looking for parents and siblings of both, also their children.
Trying to confirm Hugh NORRIS, who died in Cocke County, TN late 1800's
as their son. All info appreciated. Thank you.
I am looking for information on Walter Draughorn Jones who married Susan
Looking for information on Issac HILL in Cumberland 1700s.
I am looking for the parents of Neill McNEILL, born 1780 in Jura, Argyleshire,
Scotland. He married Sarah? on an unknown date in Jura, Scotland. He died
in 1858 in Cumberland County. I trace my ancestry through his daughter,
Margaret MCNEILL. Born 1817 in NC. She married Roderick MCRAE on 29 Aug
1837 in Cumberland County. She died after 1880.
I am searching for information on Archibald McKAY who settled in Cumberland
County in the late 1700's from Scotland. He had a daugther named Lelia
McKay. I am not sure about other children. Leila married a Steele. I once
saw book several years ago that stated that some of this family is buried
in a cemetery on Ft. Bragg.
I am seeking information on Mary Ann Washburn born 1864 and Luther Reid
who were married in Fayetteville, NC (Cumberland County) and had three
children Luther, David, and Edward. Edward was born in 1891 and I believe
Mary Ann Washburn Reid died shortly after his birth. I believe that Luther
Reid was born in Lillington North Carolina.
Looking for information on Daniel Buchanan (Buchanon), son of John Buchanan
and his wife Annie who were both born in Scotland. Daniel was born ca 1775-1780
in Cumberland County, N.C., as was his brother Christopher (b. 1789). Daniel
married Efthemy Graham and move to Stewart County, Tennessee. He later
lived in both Henry and Benton Counties in Tennessee.
Searching for Hodges in Cumberland county - per Philemon's pension app,
my gf John Hodges is his cousin. John lived in Long Bluff SC m. Ann STANDARD.
Philemon Hodges, b. Cumberland Co., NC, 1760 d. 1848. He enlisted in Rev.
War 1776 under Capt. Samuel Wise and was at the battle of Sullivan's Island.
In 1832 he was placed on the pension roll of Baldwin Co., GA. He served
several short tours and when Capt. was killed by the Tories in 1781 he
was commissioned Capt. of Light Horse serving to the close of the war under
Col. Thomas Armstrong.
I am looking for the parents of Duncan SHAW. He was born 23 Nov 1815
in NC. He married Catharine GILLIS 12 Nov 1846 in Cumberland County. He
died 2 Feb 1896. I trace my ancestry through his daughter, Anne SHAW. Born
26 Oct 1847 in Cumberland County. She married Colin MCRAE 13 Dec 1866 in
Cumberland County. She died 24 Mar 1918 in Cumberland County. Thanks.
I am looking for the parents of Malcolm GILLIS, born ? in Scotland.
Married Rebeccah ?, unknown date, in Scotland. He died after 1814, in Cumberland
County. I trace my ancestry through his son, David Gillis. Born 1791, in
NC. He married Christian Black on 21 Sep 1819 in Cumberland County. He
died 9 Jun 1873. Thanks.
I am looking for the parents of Duncan BLACK. He was born approx. 1766
in Cumberland County (?), NC. He married Nancy? on an unknown date. He
died before 1833. I trace my ancestry through his daughter, Christian BLACK.
Born 1796 in Cumberland County (?), NC. She married David GILLIS 21 Sep
1819 in Cumberland County. She died 15 June 1857. Thanks.
Levi West, Cumberland County, Died between 1848 and 1858 according to
a petition made by his heirs to the Cumberland County Court to Dispose
of his real estate.
Looking for information on the ancestors and decendants of Randall JOHNSON
b? d 1811. Son Duncan b.? d. about 1825/26 m. Christian?, Duncans Children:
Sarah M. Buchanan, Randal, Catherine m. ? Monroe, Dugold, Alexander, Daniel,
John, Edward, Margaret, Mary and Flora. Duncans son John b. 11/15/1815
d. 1/28/1893 m. 1839 to Margaret Monroe b. 5/09/1809, d. 2/25/1884.
I am beginning a search of the HUBBARD family of Cumberland County,
NC. My family (as far back as I can connect) comes from the Stedman area.
My great, great grandfather was Clem McKoy Hubbard. My line follows: John
Edwards Hubbard - Lonnie David Hubbard - John McKoy Hubbard - me, Christopher
Oris Hubbard. I know there are a good number of HUBBARDs still in the Stedman
and Cumberland County area, but I found no active searching. Any relatives
are asked to please contact me and let's give new life to our family history.
My grangfather , James P. Cutts was born in Cumberland County in 1843.
I would like any information on him , his Father and any of the rest of
I am looking for information on John Mckay Sr. and his son James McKay
of Cumberland Co. N.C. John (1753-1821) was the son of Archibald McKay
(an original Elder of Longstreet Presbyterian Church) and married Chloe
Matthews (b.---d. 1811). They had 8 children; James (1794-1870) was the
fifth. He married Susan A. ----(1823 (?)-1900+)and they had 11 children.
I have some information on John Sr. bun none on James except census info
(children's names and dates). Where are John, James and their wives buried?
What was Susan's maiden name? Any info would be appreciated, and I will
share any info I have which might be of interest to others. Thank you.
In 1850 Robeson County census I found mygr gr grandfather Nathaniel
Graves and his wife Lucy (Cheshire) listed with children: Mordecai, John
F., Sampson, Nathan R., Lydia, Mary, Anthony and Simon. Nathaniel Graves
was listed as being born in Cumberland County. I have found few references
to these GRAVES/GREAVES in my research of Cumberland records, a trace of
a Peter Greaves and William Greaves in land records. Any information concerning
parentage of Nathaniel Greaves appreciated.
Seeking info on Charles MAPLES b abt 1805 in Cumberland Co. NC and Mary
"Polly" SEALS b abt 1809 in Cumberland Co. They died in Chesterfield
co SC. Their children were Nancy b abt 1831 /marr James A MILLS; John M.
MAPLES b abt 1835/marr Charlotte DEES; Thomas 1836; Washington 1838; and
Wheeler 1840. Would like to contact anyone researching this family.
James Harvey WOLFE lived in Cumberland County either when newborn or
shortly thereafter. He was born on November l4, l88l. Father was Hensley
Wolfe and mother was Eliza Jane Brooks Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Seeking information on the family of James PALMER whose wife may have
been Betsy BROOM, in Cumberland Co, NC ca 1790 to 1820, with issue of James
Benjamin PALMER, b ca 1798, NC m lst: Lovey WISE and 2nd: Nancy Ann Jones;
Sandy Alexander PALMER b 1812, NC m lst: Isabelle ROUSE and 2nd: Laura
Ann Pace; James PALMER. m Elizabeth DREWRY; Winney PALMER m Philemon EVANS
28 JUL 1807; Susan PALMER m Little DRURY 27 Nov 1820; and Elizabeth PALMER
m James BRADFORD. Sons James Benjamin, Sandy Alexander, and James moved
to Pike/Barbour Co, AL ca 1830 and on to Kemper Co, MS by 1850.
I would appreciate any help in research on Ann Conce who married John
Biggs in Cumberland, NC on April 18, 1844. One of their children, John
Biggs m. Mary Jane McKinnon, which are my grandfather's parents.
Seeking information on Janet(Jennat) Betton(Beaton), spouse of Norman
URQUHART. Baptism records of Old Bluff Pres. Church,Wade, Cumberland Co.,
NC mention this couple in 1786 and 1795. A Marron Betton is also mentioned
in 1787 with her spouse Neill McLeod. Would like to establish the possibility
that these are sisters...and inquire into their ancestry. Would also like
to get in touch with Ms. Barbara McLean Allchin, Cumberland Co.Genealogy
Society who transcribed the Old Bluff Pres. Church Baptism Records.
Looking for the date of marriage between Elizabeth KELLAM (Kellum ?)
Joshua GIST probably bet. 1754-1795 Cumberland Co. NC.
William & Sarah Lowery were married NC, about 1790, possibly Cumberland
co. by 1810 to warren co Ky. Most of their ch b NC. Ygst one b Warren Co,
Sarah Roland Lowery m Henry smith. Possibly William's wife Sarah's maiden
name was roland/Rowland? Any clue appreciated.
I'm looking for any info on a Daniel SOUTHERLAND who married Mary Jane
MURCHISON in Cumberland Co., in May 1823. They were probably both born
@1800. Anything would be greatly appreciated.
I am trying to find out if anyone in Cumberland Co. has any information
about an Alexander McKENZIE b. 1785 in NC. He was known to be in Fayetteville
(Cumberland Co.) NC in 1809. He wrote in his pocketbook "Alexander
McKenzie, his pocketbook - bought in John Thompsons storehouse - one dollar,
March 7, 1809. This Alexander McKenzie was married to Charlotte MONROE
(also believed to be from Cumberland County)b.1785. They immigrated through
the Creek nation in 1810 with one child - John Buie McKenzie - and a William
MONROE and his sister. They ended up in Perry Co. MS. We have no idea who
his McKenzies were in NC or who Charlotte's Monroe's were. If anyone has
any clues as to their identity, Please contact me.
Anyone out there looking for descendents of John and Anne McAllester
of Cumberland Co., 1740-80 time period? Their children were Flora McAllester
(Stephen Phillips, my line), Angus McAllester, Catherine McAllester (Neil
McNeil), Margaret McAllester, and Jane/Janett McAllester (Magnus Cowan)
Would love to talk to you.
Looking for information about John EVANS Born approximate 1875 in Cumberland