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HORATIO S. CREEKMUR JOURNAL

The following records were transcribed verbatim by Debbie Loefgren from the handwritten journal of Horatio S. Creekmur.  The following e-mail was received from Debbie on Nov. 22, 2005.

I agree with you that it looks like Bible entries, but what I have are 4 yellowed pages of  paper that have been torn out or were loose to begin with.  They are pretty small, about 4"x5".  My grandmother gave them to me but I was not as interested then as I am now and didn't ask her any questions about them...and now of course my grandmother is no longer alive.  Her father was Wilson Preston Creekmur.  Wilson and his brother, Samuel, ran off and joined the 4th Carolina Cavalry during the Civil War...Wilson was only 14.  He was captured shortly afterwards and spent the entire war in a prison camp, being discharged at the age of 18.  I didn't know anything about his life until he moved to Currituck Co. and married my great grandmother, Adelaide Williams (his 2nd wife).  Addie was a school teacher in Moyock and from what I was told, Wilson donated land for the school and also helped bring a doctor to Moyock, giving the doctor a house. ( I think his name was Dr. Mann).   I wish I knew more about Addie.  Her father was from Snow Hill and was named Daniel but I don't know her mother's name at all and I haven't been able to find a Daniel Williams that matches up with Adelaide.

Horatio S. Creekmur, the sone of Seth Creekmur and Nancy his wife was borned in the year of our lord March 18, 1805.  I was married to Elizabeth Morse January 3, 1828.  Aldustin Creekmur the son of H. S. Creekmur and Elizabeth his wife was borned in the year of our lord May 31, 1829.  Horatio Creekmur the sone of H. S. Creekmur and Elizabeth his wife was borned in the year of our lord February 19, 1832.  Elizabeth departed this life February 27, 1832.

I was married to Sarah ? (begins with H) *[see note at the bottom of this record] May 15, 1834.  John F. Creekmur, the sone of Horatio S. Creekmur and Sary his wife was borned in the year of our lord August the 26, 1835. Sarah departed this life ? 24,1837.

Susan Morse the daughter of Caleb Morse and Catharine his wife was borned in the year of our lord August 3, 1819.  I was married to Susan Morse June the 14, 1838.  Nancy Creekmur, the daughter of Horatio S. Creekmur and Susan his wife was borned in the year of our lord June the 4, 1839.  Catharine Creekmur, the daughter of Horatio S. Creekmur and Susan his wife was borned February Monday 22, 1841.  Catharine Creekmur departed this life October 17, 1841.  Samuel E. Creekmur the sone of Horatio S. Creekmur and Susan his wife was borned in the year of our lord December 5, 1842.  Caleb Creekmur, the sone of Horatio S. Creekmur and Susan his wife was borned in the year of our lord January 11,1845 Saturday.  Wilson Creekmur the sone of Horatio Creekmur and Susan his wife was borned in the year of our lord April 15, 1847 on Thursday.  Susan departed this life July the 8, 1848.

I was married to Mary Milton March the 6, 1849.  Benjamin Franklin Creekmur the sone of Horatio S. Creekmur and Mary his wife was borned in the year of our lord January 3, 1850.  Jerome Creekmur the son of Horatio S. Creekmur and Mary his wife was borned in the year of our lord February 8, 1852.  Jerome departed this life June 22, 1853.  Allis Winaford Creekmur the daughter of Horatio S. Creekmur and Mary his wife was borned in the year of our lord February 4,1854.  Margaret Elizabeth Creekmur the daughter of H.S. Creekmur and Mary his wife was borned in the year of our lord ? 16, 1857 on Friday.

*Bryan Davis followed up with this e-mail after seeing this record go online:

This information was found on www.familysearch.org in IGI and Family Group Records:  Sarah Turton (daughter of Archibald/Abner Turton and Sarah Ferabee) married William Hutchings.  They had children Joseph Ferabee Hutchings (b 28 Jun 1821), George Hutchings (b abt 1823), Thomas Hutchings (b abt 1825), Elizabeth Hutchings (b abt 1827), and Sarah Jane Hutchings (b 1829). All children were born in Currituck, NC.  William Hutchings died in 1828. Sarah Turton Hutchings then married Creekmur in 1834, hence the H in her last name that was hard to read.

This journal was contributed by Debbie Loefgren.  No part of these records may be used for any commercial purposes. However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research.

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