Cumberland County Queries
January - February 1997


Interested in information about Malcolm McCRANEY b. ca 1772 NC married to Mary b. ca 1785 lived in Cumberland County with son, Daniel b. ca 1803. Mary shows up as head of household in Cumberland County census of 1800, with other younger girls and boys. She would be 15 at the time and Malcolm would be 28. Any information would be helpful, especially parents.
Contact: Ronald D McRaney
Posted: February 25, 1997


William TAYLOR, b.03/15/1818 m.Elizabeth ???, b. 07/20/1821, both in N.C. They had the following children: John Anderson TAYLOR, b. 01/01/1843 in NC, Neal TAYLOR, b. 03/15/1845, Cumberland Co., NC, Matilda J. TAYLOR, b. 1847 in NC, Mary Margaret TAYLOR, b. 1851 NC,William Rubin TAYLOR, b. 12/20/1851 in GA. William TAYLOR and family moved to Coffee Co., Alabama in 1855/ 1860. Would like to trade info with TAYLOR researchers in Cumberland Co., NC.
Contact: Bobby R. King
Posted: February 24, 1997


Seek parents of James T. SNIPES, born 1806, died ca. 1875. Listed in Cumberland County in 1850 and 1870 census; listed in Harnett County in 1860 census. Believe to be same James SNIPES that married Elizabeth COLLINS (Collis) on January 22, 1834 in Cumberland County. Son, James N. SNIPES, born 1844 (from second wife Mary Jane), Confederate veteran, died 1868, buried in old Averasboro Cemetery near Erwin in Harnett County on north bank of Cape Fear River. Third wife was Martha Jane WRIGHT born October 8, 1835 and died April 12, 1913 in Harnett County. Son, Alexander Campbell SNIPES, born February 27, 1869 in Averasboro Township of Harnett County, died September 24, 1956, was last of the Cape Fear river raftsmen as documented by Malcolm Fowler in his book, "They Passed This Way".
Contact: Claude Medlin
Posted: February 24, 1997


I'm looking for information on Charity BABB and Gideon VAUGHN. Charity BABB died in Cumberland County on March 17, 1876. Her husband, Gideon VAUGHN, died in Cumberland county in July 1857. I would like to know who the parents of Charity were. I would also like to find death certificates for Charity BABB and Gideon VAUGHN.
Contact: Nolan Scotty Clark
Posted: February 24, 1997


Sharing information regarding this surname throughout the United States. Particulary interested in the families of Blackman and Matty HONEYCUT, both of whom were heads of households in the 1860 Census of Cumberland County, North Carolina. I am anxious to share information regarding these individuals, as well as any other persons with this surname.
Contact: Bill Hines
Posted: February 21, 1997


Delilah MIMMS who died in Cumberland County 1823 married James BAREFOOT. I am looking for anyone researching the names BAREFOOT or MIMMS. I think his parents were William BAREFOOT & Amelia (Unknown) BAREFOOT. I think her parents were David MIMMS & Sabrah (Unknown) MIMMS Any infomration needed.
Contact: Robert Travelute
Posted: February 17, 1997


Looking for any information on James Duncan NORTON b. ca. 1850. He was probably born in SC, but moved to NC (Cumberland County) where he settled. Married Leslie Jennette (?) circa 1870. His children included Duncan James NORTON b: Oct 1897 d. June 1975. Duncan married Beulah Jane CULBRETH in Cumberland County, date unknown.
Contact: William David Norton, Jr.
Posted: February 17, 1997


I'm looking for information about Owen TUDOR who lived in the part of Cumberland County that became Harnett County in 1855. They lived in the part on the Wake County line. In the 1850 census he was living with a Truelove family in Cumberland.
Contact: Evelyn Tudor Stallings
Posted: February 17, 1997


Seeking info on Peggy WILLIAMS b.1855. She married Amos Threadgill in Anson Co. around 1878, She had several children prior to marrying Amos. They were Susan b 1870 and Henry b. 1878. Her sister's name was Della WILLIAMS. Della's child was William b. 1878. Early census and court records show the WILLIAMS family in Cumberland and Sampson Counties as far back as the late 1700s. Any info on this family would be greatly appreciated.
Posted: February 11, 1997


I am looking for the parents of Torquil (Tuttle, Turle, Turquill) McLEOD (McLOUD, MacLEOD). He was born either in Scotland or in Bladen County in 1811 or 1813. He married Sarah HAINEY who was born in Cumberland Co. 1812 and is buried there. Their children were Joseph Erwin (Ervin) b.4/28/1845, John Ballentine b. 1836, Malcom Layafette b. 1835, Margaret (Peggy) Ann b.1838, Wright b. 1839, William Downing b. & d. 1844. I would really like info. on Torquil's parents. All we know is that he was a McLEOD and he was married to a McKETHAN.
Contact: Ellen Marks
Posted: February 11, 1997

Thank you very


Looking for information on Dempsey OLIVER. He lived in Cumberland Co in early 1800's. Also looking for any information on Willis OLIVER, Rhesa OLIVER and Moses OLIVER. All had land on Fall Creek in 1778-1780.
Contact: Chris Summers
Posted: February 8, 1997


Looking for any information on Lemuel WINDHAM who was listed in 1820 Cumberland Co. Census.
Contact: Chris Summers
Posted: February 8, 1997


William Bright SURLES, was a native of the part of Cumberland Co that became Harnett, (placenames may include Carvers Creek, Stormy Run,as well as the Black River). His parents were Robert SURLES and Elizabeth BUSHEE SURLES, ( dau of Consider (d. 1846) and Patience BUSHEE). William Bright SURLES may have been married and had children before he moved to Durham, NC. His second wife was Bettie HARRIS of Granville(m.1881), with whom he had four sons. William B. SURLES died around the turn of the century. I am particularly interested in the first marriage.
Contact: Hayes McNeill
Posted: February 8, 1997


I am looking for a Dr. John ROLLINS who died in 1856-1857. He married a Martha Annie DOUGLAS b. 1832 in NC. They have three sons Silas Atlas Rollins b. 1851 in Fayetteville, NC and d. in Montgomery, AL, John Carson Rollins b. 2 Aug 1852; Charles Avent Rollins b. 22 Jun 1855 and d. 14 Nov 1941 in Moss Point, MS. I am looking for any information on the above and their families.
Contact: Harriet Nihart
Posted: February 7, 1997


My g-grandmother was Laney Elizabeth PERRY b.10-27-1853 and d.3-24- 1941. She m. "Mr. Prigeon", but divorced him and resumed her maiden name, PERRY. My grandfather was Charles Henry PERRY b.5-5-1891,his father was native American. Who was his father? Who was Laney's father? She married a NUNNERY in Harnett Co., at age 67. She managed a farm inherited from her father in Robeson Co. and traded horses and mules in Fayettville at the market. Her son, Charles PERRY, m. Vallie WICKER of Hope Mills. Am willing to share whatever I have.
Contact: Janice Almond
Posted:  February 4, 1997


Looking for any info re/Lewis SIMMONS...suspect Robeson, Cumberland or Sampson Counties. He may have immigrated to Georgia (Pulaski County)
Contact: Herb Simmons
Posted: February 4, 1997


Searching for the names of Gilbert & Margarett McKENZIEs children. Gilbert b.1740 (Sct) & Margarett b.1747 (Sct) immigrated in 1774 to Wilmington, NC. Gilbert was a loyalist who raised his family in Cumberland Co. after the War with the McKENZIE families of Alexander, Daniel, Donald, Duncan, Hugh, John, Katherine & Sarah. Gilbert & Margarett had a family of at least 3 boys & 4 girls by 1800. I am looking for the names & birth order of their children and inter-family relationships with the other McKENZIE families in Cumberland & New Hanover Counties.
Contact: David Snow
Posted: January 29, 1997


Am looking for information about Floyd Layton GUITON and his wife Katie Gertrude WHITE. I believe they were from the Hope Mills, NC area.
Contact: Jeff Guiton,Sr
Posted: January 24, 1997


Searching for information on Norman URQUHART, born abt 1750 in Scotland. His eight children were all born in Cumberland Co. from abt 1780-1797. His wife was Jane/Janet Bethune. Any info would be greatly appreciated
Contact: Doug Urquhart
Posted: January 23, 1997


Researching Allen BUTLER b. 1796 Cumberland Co., NC. He married Rachel HARDIN also born NC in 1815. They are found in 1830 in McMinn Co., TN and remain there until their deaths. Looking for any information on either BUTLER or HARDIN/HARDEN.
Contact: Mary Gardner Brock
Posted: January 23, 1997


William Murchison HARTMAN married Martha CADE in Cumberland Co. May 6, 1831. Marcha CADE was born in Cumberland Co. Their daughters Lizzie and Alice were born there. Would like to contact anyone searching this family.
Contact: Shelly
Posted: January 23, 1997


Robert Francis AMOS and his second wife, Isabella, moved from Chatham, Va to Reidsville, NC in 1855 and from Reidsville to Fayetteville in 1888 where 4 of their 8 children were born, viz, Lena, Ernest Robert, Paul & Esker. I understand that R.F. Operated a barrel business. I would appreciate any information that anyone has on this family.
Contact: Bob Amos
Posted: January 20, 1997


Searching for any information about Ann ALEXANDER, who married Abel JOHNSTON of Johnston County in Cumberland County in 1777. Need names of parents, etc if available.
Contact: Lynn Johnson
Posted: January 20, 1997


I am looking for background on JOHNSON. I can go back on my grandfathers mothers side but not the fathers side. My father Carl Eugene JOHNSON, 4/24/36 from John Charles JOHNSON & Mary HARDY BLAND. John Charles JOHNSON from Grissom JOHNSON & Anny SHAW. The problem begins with Grissom JOHNSON. We think his fathers name was Bill or Billy JOHNSON and the mothers name is unknown. Any information on this line would be highly appreciated.
Contact: Michael E. Johnson
Posted: January 20, 1997


Seeking info re the family of William WILKINSON, JR., and Elizabeth JACKSON of Enos, NC. In which county was ENOS? Need dates, places birth, marriage, death, bur sites, etc. Any help appreciated.
Contact: Margaret Miller
Posted: January 20, 1997


I am looking for information on McPHERSONs who settled in N.C. Rev. Daniel McPHERSON was granted 300 acres of land in 1775 in Cumberland Co. N.C. Also does anyone know of a MacPherson Presbyterian Church in Cumberland Co. NC?
Contact: Bev Colquett
Posted: January 15, 1997


For historical purposes, would like to contact a descendant of evangelist William Pell FIFE, who once lived in Fayetteville and was a member of the First Presbyterian Ch. He died in St. Louis in 1907.
Contact: Joyce Gibson
Posted: January 15, 1997


I would like to correspond with anyone researching the surname MCQUEEN or variations thereof in Cumberland County. Specifically, I would like to learn more about the entries in the 1820 census with the given names (census index abbreviated) "Alexr" age 20 and "Alexn" age 64 for that census. Would also like to correspond with anyone researching the surname McQUEEN or variations in NC.
Contact: Mike Davis
Posted: January 11, 1997


Looking for any info, particularly a death date for James PHILLIPS (b abt 1798 of NC). He was last known to be in the Aug 1870 Randolph Co. Census in Columbia Township. At that time he was 80 yrs old & was listed as "No Occupation". Previously he was in the 1860 Cumberland Co., NC Census as a cooper. James was married to Mary ____ who was b. abt 1802. They had at least 3 children: Catherine, Martha & Malinda. I descend through Catherine, who md. Fleet JOHNSON 22 Oct 1857 in Cumberland Co., NC. Would like to know if James originated in Cumberland Co. & any other family info.
Contact: Darlene Smith
Posted: January 11, 1997


Looking for any info on Marion F. HERRING died 12/63 or Katie AMAN who was his wife. They lived in Clinton NC at the time of his death. Any info on the Herring surname would be appreciated.
Posted: January 9, 1997


I am looking for any information of the family of Martha Anne DOUGLAS who was born in Cumberland Co. on 1 Feb 1832. Her father was Silas DOUGLAS, gg-father was Able DOUGLAS, ggg-grandfather was James DOUGLAS. Martha Anne DOUGLAS married a DR. John W. ROLLINS. All help would be appreciated.
Contact: Harriet Nihart
Posted: January 6, 1997


I am looking for informaton on Dr. John W. ROLLINS. He married Martha Anne DOUGLAS. Their children were Silas Atlas ROLLINS born 27 Feb 1850, Frederick A. ROLLINS born 2 Nov 1851, John Carson ROLLINS born 2 Aug 1853, and Charles Avent ROLLINS born 22 Jun 1855. The family moved to Pike Co., AL after the death of the father. Any information will be greatly appreciated. This is as far back as I can trace so far.
Contact: Harriet Nihart
Posted: January 6, 1997


Seeking information on James Hayward ROUSE born in Cumberland Co. He was married to Mary Elizabeth WISE. This union produced at least one child, Martin Hayward ROUSE (b. 8-11-1849 in Cumberland County). Martin married Sara Elizabeth ATKINSON (b. 5-29-1852 in Cumberland County) on 5-3-1873 in Fayetteville. Sara's father was Col. Calvin Wesley ATKINSON (B.1804 and d. 1892 in Cumberland County). Her mother was Mary Elizabeth (or Zelpha) DRIVER (b. 1813 near Wilmington, NC, d. 1858 Hope Mills, NC). Martin and Sara both died in Mississippi. This is most of the information I have. I'd appreciate more on brothers and sister. I have never been able to tie this family with any other Rouse genealogy.
Contact: Sue Mabry
Posted January 1, 1997


I'm looking for information on Stephan SENTER. One was listed (with family) in the 1820 Cumberland County census.
Contact: Scott Bethune
Posted: December 29, 1996

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