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The links to the family home pages below are here for your research assistance. The host of each page is solely responsible for the content of their page. Remember, it is always best to check any information you find online for yourself. Anyone knowing of other family pages dealing with Hyde County area families, please inform me.  Also, anyone finding a link which isn't working, please let me know.

Austin Families Association of America - Over 300 members and growing. Linked to Austin Families from the Southern States, with information on over 4500 Austins. Compiled by Liz Austin Carlin.

Leon G. Ballance Collection of Hyde County, NC History and Genealogy
Found at the Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, NC

Berry Family of Hyde County, North Carolina - The search for descendants of lost colonists, Henry and Richard Berry, has been researched extensively by Sharron Brace who has over 40 years of experience.  She has extracted and compiled all available records from Hyde Co., North Carolina including wills, marriages, census, Bibles, tombstones, DNA comparisons, etc. and has amassed copious amounts of information which she is willing to share with you for free.  You may reach her at to request a copy of her research which she will gladly share with you.

Carawan Family - A listing of the descendants of Philip Benjamin Carawan and many wonderful photos from before the 1940s up to modern day.  Researched and compiled by Art Carawan

Carawan Family History Page - Information on the early Carawan family in Hyde County, NC and Dorchester Co., MD; wills, estates, military records, etc. Early spelling may also be spelled Kirwan. Compiled by John McGowan (now deceased).

Ray Credle Family Web Site - An African family consisting of eight Generations of the descendants of George Credle. This is a compilation of data on families that came out of slavery in Hyde County (Sladesville, NC) and finally settled in Pamlico County (Bayboro, NC).  The Family Tree consists of 3000+ entries to include the families of Howard, Best, Williams, Thomas, Carmen, O'Neal, Dunbar, Himbry, Garrison, Barrow, Mackey, and Green.

Cuthrell Family Home Page - History of family of Gowin Cuthrell, died 1711 in Norfolk County, Virginia. Will mentions eight sons, one possibly the ancestor on the Hyde County Cuthrells. Compiled by Elizabeth Harris.

Flowers Family Newsletters Index - Contact Larry Flowers for more information

Foster Immigrants Page - History of the early Foster family in Virginia. Contains info on Maj. Richard Foster of Lower Norfolk Co., Virginia and North Carolina. Compiled by Dr. Bill G. Foster.

The Fulford Saga - Chocked full of Fulford information from early immigrants to present day. This site has a queries page and even a Rogue's Gallery of Fulford photos. Compiled by Lola L. Pigott.

Henry Gibbs, Sr. Family Pages - Some descendants (first four generations) of Henry Gibbs, Sr. (d.c.1759-1763) & wife Ann (Spencer?) of Hyde Co., NC: children Henry, Joseph, William, Robert, Thomas, Benjamin, Mary, Sarah, Rebekah and Percillea. Compiled by John B. McGowan.

Gurganus Family Home Page - History of the Gurganus family from the early 1600's in England, Virginia and North Carolina. Compiled by Ray Gurganus.

Gurkin Family History Page - This site contains most of the early Gurkin Land Records, Wills, Deeds, Census Records, Births, Marriages and Deaths, for Beaufort, Hyde, Martin and Washington counties in North Carolina. Included is a detailed history of the Early Gurkins, and, in another section, their descendant printouts. The Index of Names lists the names in the descendant printouts. Compiled by James L. Gurkin.

Henderson Family Tree - Information on the descendants of Thomas Henderson and other Hyde County families, compiled by Robert W. Henderson.

Abel Hutson & other White County Hutson Pioneers: - Some descendants of Abel Hutson, Sr. (c1756-1805) of Hyde Co., NC and White Co., TN. Compiled by Robert Edwards.

Huxford Family History Page - Samuel Huxford (III) (c1717-1785) from Massachusetts to Hyde Co., NC (c1746) and later to South Carolina. Hosted by George Ballentine.

Jones and White Family Page - Information on the Jones and White families of Tyrrell Co., NC. Also contains a list on Tyrrell's Confederate Soldiers; also the 1786 Hyde County Census, among others. Hosted by Chris Hartie.

Keeling Family. Eight generations of descendants of John Keeling. Compiled by Trisha Carden.

Lupton Family of Eastern North Carolina - For many generations members of the Lupton family have made their homes near the waters of the Pamlico Sound.  Carteret, Craven, Beaufort, Hyde and Pamlico counties have been the home to Luptons through the years. The counties have changed their boundaries many times but regardless of their names, they remain the home of the Luptons. Learn something about what makes this area so special.  This impressive new site is hosted by Jim Seaman.

McGowan Family History - Descendants of William McGowan, Sr. (c1708-1782) of Perquimans and Tyrrell Cos., NC and his son Joseph McGowan, Sr. (c1745-1801) of Hyde Co., NC; also other lines of the family, including a link to the McGowan Family History web site for MacGowan, McGowan, McGowen, McGowan, McGown, Smith and other spelling variations. Also contains history of the origins of this surname.

Manning / Dunn Genealogy - This website chronicles the Manning and Dunn families who, at one time, had ties to Hyde County.  It includes data on the Mattamuskeet Indian ties with the Lost Colony. It also includes pictures and many surnames such as Bishop, Cuthrell, Deal, Dunbar, Gibbs, Gurganus, Morris, Sawyer, Smithwick, Squires, Stotesbury, Stowe, Winfield, and more.  This site is hosted by Stephen A. "Steve" Manning.

Pegram Family Album - This is a wonderfully done web page which traces the descendants of George Pegram of Williamsburg, Virginia. This site has a search engine, photos, a military database, births, deaths, marriages and many, many more things too numerous to mentions. Many Hyde County surnames are listed within this database which was done and is maintained by Nola Pegram Duffy.

Roper Family Home Page - from Hyde County and elsewhere. Compiled by L. David Roper.

Sermons / Sirmons / Surmons Family History - Information of the Sirmons family in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina (including Hyde County) and Mississippi. Compiled by Bill & Marilyn Sirmons.

Smith Family History - Excellent information from Bill Smith on the African-American families of Smith, Gibbs, Ballance, Midgett/Midyett, Moore, Green, Jennette, O'Neal, Clark, Credle, McCotter, Warner, Slade and Jones. Bill's book, "In Search of Rodger", consists of over 1000 names and can be accessed online.

Spencer Family - Family papers discovered by Edward Garrison which includes a journal, deeds, a life insurance application and other records.

Stotesbury / Stokesbury Home Page - Information on the family of Dr. John Prior Stotesbury (c1755-c1847) of County Kilkenny, Ireland and Hyde Co., NC. Also info on the early 1700's Stuchbury / Stuckbury family of Lewes, Sussex Co., Delaware and Beaufort and Hyde Co., NC. Compiled by John McGowan.

Descendants of John Swindell (Swindle): Ten generations on the Swindell family in England, Virginia, North Carolina (including Hyde County, of course). Compiled by Charles Swindle.

Descendants of John Swindell: Information on the Swindell family in Virginia, Hyde County, North Carolina and Madison County, Indiana. Compiled by Karen Swindell Watson.

Tuley Family Roots and Branches Page: Compiled by Glenn Tuley.

Wilkinson Family History: Ten generations of Wilkinson's of the Pungo River area of Hyde / Beaufort Counties. Descendants of Richard Wilkinson of Virginia and his grandson, Abraham Wilkinson I (c.1687-aft.1763) of Hyde County. Compiled by David Wilkinson.