Cumberland County, NC
Research Publications for Purchase

The publications on this page are listed with the hope that they may be useful in your research. If you know of other publications that should be listed on this page, please contact Myrtle

Bastards, Bound Children and Guardians: Cumberland County, NC 1791-1818;
abstracts from the Minutes Pleas and Quarter Sessions.  Also includes names of slaves, free blacks and other genealogical information 
included in the court records.  178 pages including every name index.  	$25.00 at Amazon    Kindle version $9.99 (names can be searched 
but index is not available). 

Cumberland County, NC Bastards, Guardians and Other Genealogical Abstracts 1819-1822.   73 pages including every name index.  Also 
includes names of slaves, free blacks and other genealogical information included in the court records.  $12.00 at Amazon

Cumberland County NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1823 - 1825  complete court records for the three years except for deeds.  
246 pages including every name index.  $25.00 Kindle version $9.99 (names can be searched but index not available.

Cumberland County NC Slaves, Deaths and Relationships From Deed Books 53-55;   $12.00.  142 pages including every name index of over 
3500 entries; includes over 500 named slaves, owners, marriage contracts, estate divisions, deaths of witnesses, neighbors, movements 
to other states and relationships not easily seen

Harnett County, North Carolina:  Will Book I Abstracts with biographical notes. 82 pages.   Some caveat applies.  This covers 1895-1909, 
1915-1935, but there are many earlier wills which had been re-recorded after the courthouse burned.  Includes every name index plus index 
to named land and index to known African-Americans. for $12.00.

Order from or contact Carolyn Gibbons at 

Bible Records Book Collected in Cumberland County, N.C.      FREE  
Hardbound, 8 " x 11", 253 pages, over 4,000 names in the index.  NOW being offered  FREE for a shipping and handling fee of $5.00.  
Limited supply.  First come, first served.

(This collection represents some families in Cumberland Co. as well as Bladen, Robeson, and Harnett Counties. Family Records are 
Armstrong, Bass, Beard and Odom, Blackman/Clifton, Isham Blake, Bumpus, Burn, Cain and Horne, Calhoun, Clark, Henry Cook, John H. Cook, 
Craven, Cromartie, John Cromartie, Culbreth, Cullom, Currie/Hambright/Davis, Devane, Eccles, Ellis and Talbot, Dickson Evans, Erasmus Evans, 
Jonathan Evans, Jr., Jonathan Evans, Sr., Jonathan and Mary Savage Evans, Josiah Evans, Fields, Wm. S. Fisher, Foust, Gaddy, Gibbony-Kyle, 
Grady/Smith, Hageman, Haight, Hall/Bell, Herring/Andres, Hodges, Hubbard, Hubbard/Mason, Huske, Jesse Jackson, James, Matthew Johnson, Moses 
Johnson, King, Kirkpatrick, Jesse Kyle, Lock, Lyon, MacRae, McAlister, McEachern, McFadyen, McFadyen, McNeill, McNeill, Newberry and McCraw, 
MacRae, Marsh, Mason, Meredith, Miller, Mullins, Hannah Murchison, Overby/Davis, Overby/Fletcher, Overby/Wemyss, Parker, Pillar (Pillow), 
Ratcliffe, Raynor/Lucas, Reaves, Robertson, Salter/McKay, Farqd Smith, Henry Smith, Sutton, George R. Thompson, Tente Reuben Thompson, 
Tillinghast/Huske, Townsend, Underwood, Vaughn, Vick, Waddill, Wade, Watson, Franklin Ivey Watts, Watts, Whitted, A.B. Williams, Robert 
Williams, Parzilla York, Jethro Robert Young, John Young)
Cemetery Surveys of Cumberland County, North Carolina
Cemetery Book I - County-wide including Fort Bragg
Cemetery Book II - Stedman, Vander, Cedar Creek Twp, Beaver Dam Twp		
Cemetery Book III (CD) -Gray's Creek & Rockfish Twps. City of Hope Mills
Cemetery Book IV - Twps of Cedar Creek, Eastover, Black River, Beaver Dam, Pearces Mill & Seventy First.  Cities of Fayetteville, Falcon, 
Spring Lake, Vander	

Cost:  Books I, II or IV are $12 ea. + $.84 NC sales tax ea. (NC resident)
	   Book III is on CD only for $6 + $.42 NC sales tax (NC resident) 
Shipping:  Add $4 for first book or CD, then $1 for each additional book or CD

Cumberland Chronicles Newsletters	1984-2015
	Back issues of the Cumberland Chronicles are available for $3 each.
	All issues from 1984 through 2015 are being digitized and will be available soon.	

Please send your check or money order to Cumberland County Genealogical Society, P O Box 53299, Fayetteville, NC 28305-3299, 
advising the publications being ordered and advising preferred shipping address.   

Write to Cumberland County Geological Society at above address or e-mail at

Hello.  I am the author of "Guardian Angels, A History of the Killen Family", pub. in 1995.  My book has sold 
out except for a few copies I kept for my grandchildren, but I am currently re-writing it, updating it, adding 
more photos, etc.  Given the cost of printing and the current recession, my plan is to sell the updated version 
on CD-ROM rather than printed copy.  The family is connected to many others in the area – McDougal, Campbell, 
Creech, etc.  Perhaps you can make a notation that the book is being updated, and that anyone interested can 
contact Victoria Rumble. 7 N. Alabama St., Wetumpka, AL  36092. Thank you.

Thistle Dew Books
Where History and Fun are Not Mutually Exclusive!

Rebecca Owens, of Dunn, and Ruth Creech, of Fayetteville, have recently finished their 2500+ page, 
2 volume compilation entitled JOHNSON-LEE FAMILIES, SOUTH OF THE NEUSE.  Under sponsorship of the Johnson-Lee 
Reunion Committee, they have researched and compiled lineages on many of the descendants of Hugh Lee (ca.1650-1721, 
Prince George, Virginia), John Lee, Esq. (ca. 1700-1768, Johnston County, North Carolina) and William Johnston 
(ca. 1648-1719, Isle of Wight, Virginia).  The inter-relationships of descendants of these men and many other 
allied families are explored over the past 250+ years. 

While many present-day descendants still reside in the Johnston-Harnett-Sampson-Cumberland County area, additional 
information tracks other descendants as they migrated throughout the United States.  Information from existing 
records is documented and will provide a springboard for additional research by interested genealogists and family 
members alike. 

A special bonus section includes over 500 family photographs (some from the 1800s) collected and identified during 
the compilers' extensive research.
For more information, please contact Rebecca Owens at the Johnston County Heritage Center on Mon- Tues 919-934-2836.

by Myrtle Bridges

Newspaper marriage and death notices have long been the subject of genealogical interest. In 1991 Bessie R. Hubbard 
published Marriage & Death Notices 1816 - 1840 Abstracted from the Fayetteville Observer and Predecessor Papers, and 
in 1997 Fayetteville Observer (N.C.) Marriage & Death Abstracts 1841-1850. 

This 387 page book contains marriage and death abstracts from antebellum 1851 through the Civil War, when Gen. 
William T. Sherman's Union army destroyed the Observer's offices in 1865.  

This 8.5" X 11" soft cover publication contains a surname index of almost 14,000 names.
Cost: $35.00 plus $2.36 NC Tax and $5 shipping cost.
Myrtle Bridges. Website:

by Myrtle Bridges

"News Items & Marriage and Death Notices in Weekly Standard Newspaper 1859-1864" is a rich source of 
information about people whose lives were dramatically disrupted by a conflict over a century ago. 
Articles relating to North Carolinians have been selected for their genealogical and historical content. 

The organization of this book is simple. A chronological arrangement of selected news items, letters and 
articles, form the first part. The second and third parts include marriage, and death notices, followed 
by a thirty-four page comprehensive index with over 5,000 names. This 6" x 9" publication containing 635
pages is printed on fine quality acid free paper. A perfect gift for Civil War enthusiasts. 
Myrtle Bridges. Website:

If there are more persons out there who prefer to have a soft bound (8 1/2 x 11) copy please let me know 
before March 18, 2003, the date I will take it to the printer. 

The US $15 for shipment to the US and Canada and £14 (or US $21) for shipment to the UK. Both include postage. My address is: Dean Gilchrist 8696-A S.W. 88th Ct. Rd. Ocala, Florida, 34481. If you have any questions please email Dean or call 352-854-1440. For those of you who may not be familiar with the book, you can view all of the text and some of the attachments at: The Kintyre Magazine.

by Melissa High Clement, 
ISBN: 1-931575-05-3, 150 pg, 25 photos, perfect bound,   $17.95, + $2.50 P&H. Highsmith Hospital 
School of Nursing opened its doors in 1899 and closed in 1970, graduating 615 nurses. This is an 
overview of the school in Fayetteville, North Carolina and interviews with 120 nurses. 

To order, send check or money order to: Melissa High Clement, 106 Crescent Ave., Fayetteville, N. C. 28305.

DEATHS OF SOLDIERS, from the Fayetteville Observer, Weekly and Semi-Weekly, 1861 – 1864 with Index and Civil War Poems.
Compiled and published by, Irene Smith.  The DEATHS (for the most part) have 
name, age, place of residence in NC, rank, company, regiment, cause of death and many times other 
pertinent information,  $25.00 + $4.00 shipping & handling. 

Contact  Tillman Smith or Irene Smith  1600 Ridge Road    Raleigh, NC 27607    Phone: (919) 781-6392
After September: 134 Chapel Lane, Tequesta, FL 33469 Phone: (561) 745-1632

This book is paperback, tape bound,  8 1/2" by 11" and was  transcribed from the original minutes 
of the Big Rockfish Presbyterian Church of Hope Mills, NC .  The book contains 190 pages of minutes 
of the church beginning in 1869 and going through 1955 as well as a Register of Deacons,  Register 
of Communicants, and Registers of Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths.  The following is a sample excerpt 
from the book: 

August 25th 1872

The Session met in the church. Present Elders N. McDonald, D McMillan, L. A. McLean, 
J. A. McFadyen and Lauchlin McDonald. The meeting was opened with prayer. Miss Kate 
McArthur appeared before Session and was examined on her religious experience, when, 
having made a satisfactory profession of her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ was admitted to 
the Sealing ordinances of Baptism and the Lord's Supper. 

A certificate of membership and dismission was granted Mrs. Margaret Jane Monroe 
formally Miss Margaret Jane McMillan to connect herself with Lumberbridge church. 

L. A. McLean was appointed a delegate to attend the approaching meeting of Presbytery at 
Bethesda Church Moore County and D. McMillan his alternate, closed with prayer.

D. McMillan S. Clerk 

Many family names are mentioned including Alderman, Adams, Black, Brown, Byrne, Biggs, Butler, Buie, 
Bass, Craven, Currie, Culbreth, Carter, Davis, Fennel, Goodman, Ferguson, Johnson, Gilbert, Murphy, 
McNeill, McLean, McDonald, McMillian, McQueen, McArthur, McFadyen, McPhaul, Parker, Patterson and 
more....Great genealogy resource. 

Price: $25.00 plus shipping. 

 Sold by: Thomas W. Bennion, 6212 Braxton Road, Hope Mills, North Carolina 28348. 

E-mail address is Thomas W. Bennion

CAROLINA SCOTS by Douglas F. Kelly with CarolineSwitzer Kelly
This is a book on NC Scots genealogy. Counties covered
include: Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Moore, Richmond and Scotland
counties, and, to a lesser extent, Anson, Bladen and Montgomery counties.
Details and ordering information no longer available (link provided incorrect) 

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