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Hyde Co., N.C. Queries
(1997 - 2011)

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Virginia Caffee Grigg May 3, 2000

I am seeking the name of the father of Jessie Monroe CAFFEE, my great grandfather, who was born in Hyde County, NC in 1827 and died during the Civil War in a Richmond, Va. hospital on January 13, 1863. His wife was Axie PEDRICK (l827-l863).


Barbara Shiff July 4, 1998

I am hoping to find more information on the CAHOON line. My great great grandfather DAVID CAHOON was born in Swan Quarter, Hyde Co., NC on Nov. 23, 1810. He married ABBIE (ABIGAIL) NELSON who was also born in Swan Quarter, NC on Mar. 11, 1821. I have heard family members say that there was a problem between various Cahoons. My CAHOONs and NELSONs moved to Alabama. David and Abbie were married in Sumter Co., AL Aug. 25, 1839. DAVID CAHOON's father was JOSEPH ALEXANDER CAHOON. WILLIAM CAHOON who served in the Revolutionary War was also in my line. DAVID CAHOON's brother was WILLIAM A. J. CAHOON born Mar. 18, 1918.


Frank E. Cahoon, Jr. October 19, 1999

I am looking for information on Silvenus CAHOON, born about 1817, who married Affa (SAWYER) TAFT and Ollie (___?___). He appears in the 1874 tax records for Hyde Co. and in Tyrell Co. land and census records for a while. I have reason to think he was from Hyde Co. but lived in Tyrell Co. for a time. He had 10 children: Mary F., Britaniny E., Phebe A., William Z., Asa, Ester O., Avena, Luther, Benjamin C., and Wilson CAHOON. Have only been able to find a small amount of information on Britainy, Mary, and Benjamin. One of Benjamin's sons (Franklin Sylvenus CAHOON) was my grandfather. Any help on any of these people or other decendants would be appreciated.


Don Giles February 28, 2002

I'm looking for information on Jackson CAHOON. He married Elizabeth DAVIS and they had Daniel W. & Affie. My Bible pages have him listed as Stonewall Jackson CAHOON, father of Daniel W. Any help with this family would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


Sherry Stroud December 21, 2002

I'm looking for the names of Thomas CAHOON's parents.  Thomas was listed in the 1850 census as the parent of Thompson, age 13.  I have traced my relatives back to Thomas CAHOON.  Any information will be appreciated.


Willene Brinn November 15, 2004

I am trying to find the father of William John CAHOON born in Hyde County abt. 1827.  He was married to Calley Ann CAHOON.  They had the following children:  Lewis, Charles T., John Grandy, Willis (Wilson), Penney and Anna.  They have been listed in both Hyde and Tyrrell County Census.  I am trying to connect this family to the CAHOON family of Hyde and Tyrrell County. Please contact me if you have any info.  Thank you.


Dorothea Adams September 17, 1997

I would appreciate any migration data on the CAPPS family. Earliest reference I have for Hyde County is for Richard CAPPS who was a witness to the will of John WEBSTER on 25 Dec 1773. Thank you so much. Dorothea.


Bill Carawan October 21, 1997

I have gone back to a B. CARAWAN who was married to Delilah WHITE. He was born in Hyde county in about 1784 and died in 1839 in Goose Creek Island. His children were Selina, Christopher, Frances, Ebbin Wallace, Daniel, Benjamin Marcus, Bernard, and Ann. Does anyone have any idea who B. CARAWAN's parents were. If you know or know anyone else that would know I would be forever grateful. All of his children were reportedly born in Hyde County. Thank you.


Bill Carawan March 30, 1998

Searching for any information on CARAWAN and BALLANCE family surnames from the Hyde county area. I have traced the CARAWAN line back to John CARROWAN of Hyde county, the BALLANCE line back to Laban BALLANCE who married Mary H. CREDLE in Hyde County. Any information would be greatly appreciated.


Marshall Hollon March 8, 1997

John CARAWAN: Born 1805. I am seeking any information on this gentleman. Specifically, his ancestors, his wife(s), his descendants, his nationality, immigration, etc. Also, any information on Riley B. CARAWAN, born 1848, would be helpful. Additionally, as the name CARAWAN was apparently sometimes spelled CARROWON, I would like to know if anyone has correlated this name with CARROW, another Hyde surname.


Yvonne Evans DeRuiz March 23, 1998

I'm looking for info on Phillip CARAWAN, born about 1831 in Hyde County, died about 1878, married 1st wife Ann Mariah CARAWAN 9/13/1855, married 2nd wife Martha GILES 1/31/1860. Children of Phillip and Martha known to date: Eugene, William Fillmore, Columbus, Benjamin, George Bell, Sophia, James.
Also, I am researching Jackson CUTHRELL, born about 1830 in Hyde County, married Lydie SAWYER. Known children to date: Albin CUTHRELL. Any help would greatly be appreciated.


Vickie Gagnon September 20, 2000

I Have been searching for relatives on my father's side of my family. His mother's name was Ina CARAWAN and her parents were John G. CARAWAN and Alice (LUPTON) CARAWAN. They were both from NC, possibly Hyde County. If you have any information please let me know. Thank you for your time.


Robert K. "Bob" Williams October 9, 2000

We found a very old picture in my Grandmother, Mabel Lura SWINDELL, possessions. The name on picture says Sabra Ann CARRAWAN with notation that husband was a Baptist Minister. Standing in picture is her nephew named Tom BROWN who appears to be about 14 years old. This picture was probably in possession of my Great-Grandmother, Sarah Ann Rebecca SWINDELL. Who has connections ???


Ryan Carawan September 26, 2002

I'm looking for any information on William CARAWAN, the son of Green CARAWAN (b. ca 1779 d.1832). Thank you for the help.


Elizabeth Rose Andrew January 23, 2002

My ggrandmother was Nancy CARAWAN, b. about 1855. Her parents were John Greene CARAWAN and Hannah (___?___). Nancy married Edward ROSE on Sept. 10, 1874. Any information would be appreciated.


Elizabeth Rose Andrew March 9, 2005

I am about to give up! Mary Elizabeth CARAWAN, b. 6/13/1852, & James Worth GIBBS, b. 11/15/1849, married 10/15/1874 in Hyde Co. There are two children: Elmas A. GIBBS, male, b. 4/1881, in Hyde, & James B. GIBBS, b. 5/1885 in Hyde. (Death Index: I found a James Worth GIBBS and Mary WHITE as being the parents of a child, names are all wrongs, if my information is correct.) I am having trouble finding this family in a census. Any help would be appreciated.


Debby Consiglio January 24, 1997

Thomas CARROW - I am looking for the parents of Thomas CARROW, born 1785. He was born in Beauford or Hyde Counties. He married a Polly(___?___) in North Carolina. Thomas was in Virginia by 1827. All of his children were born in NC. They were; Elizabeth, Robert, John, Sarah, Jane, Eunice, Lydia, Nancy and Iba. All children married in Virginia. Polly died between 1828 and 1850 in Virginia. Thomas remarried to a Susan ELKINS, born 1780 in NC, daughter of John ELKINS. Anyone researching the CARROWS or ELKINS? Please contact me. Thank you very much,


Judi Gettier August 18, 1999

Looking for info on the Annie CASON /Henry RASBERRY christening of their children, born in Swan Quarter. They belonged to a Christian Church in Swan Quarter, NC, first birth of child, Lizzie Candelia , born 1889, Effie born 1890, Paul S. born 1892, Hugh J. born 1894, Willie D. born 1896, Olivia E. born 1898 or 1900. Would like to know how can one obtain info from the church. Thanks very much.


Dennis L. Cason July 24, 2005

I am trying to find info on Guy Herbert CASON, b. ca. 1900, and Olivia Ella RASBERRY, born June 24, 1901. They were my grandparents and any info would be greatly appreciated. [Note: Olivia Ella Rasberry was a daughter of the Henry Jackson Rasberry & Annie Frances Cason mentioned in the above query.]


Alice Griffin August 21, 2000

I would like to contact someone who is researching the CHAMBERS families of Hyde County, NC. I'm looking for information about Mack D. CHAMBERS who married Sarah SMITH. They had a son Charles T. CHAMBERS (1883-1849) and there could have been other children. Thank you.


Rosalyn Horne October 18, 1999

Hello I am researching the CHANCE's and the HARRIS's of Fairfield, NC. The time period I am currently interested in is 1830-1850. I am looking for parents of Jack HARRIS and William CHANCE. I am also looking for their marriages, deaths and slave records. Any assistance you can give me will be appreciated.


Michelle Hilaiel June 12, 1997

John CHESTER - b. 1748 in Hyde Co. Said to be son of John CHESTER. Moved to Dobbs Co. then Edgecombe Co's, NC then to Williamson, Hickman and finally Weakley Co's in TN. Looking for any Hyde County CHESTERS and glad to share any info I have.


Jean S. Dail September 6, 2000

I am trying to find information on the CLARK surname. William CLARK and his son James CLARK lived in Hyde County in the late 1600's and early 1700's. James CLARK married Deliverance (Chapman) CLARK, daughter of John & Freelove (Weeks) CHAPMAN. These two families eventually bought land in Craven County and Pitt County. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


Joliene Clark November 5, 2003

Seeking info on SAMUEL CLARK who was born ca 1811 and died in Hyde Co between 1862-1880; married Lydia LINTON, daughter of David LINTON. He was a fisherman.  Middle initial could be an H.  Anyone know where he came from? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!


Larry Clayton May 6, 1997

I am seeking correspondence with any descendants of CLAYTON in Hyde/Craven Cos., NC or Kent Co, Delaware. Also SPENCER, HALL, STOKESBURY, BROOKS or anyone else who lived along Matamuskeet in the 18th century.


Ruth Fitchett January 23, 2002

Seeking info on COATS/COATES who lived in Bath Co - 1734. Wish to learn if any of them were on Ocracoke Island. Would appreciate any info.


Lillian Barnes October 6, 1997

I am researching the COLLINS family in Dare County. The 1900 Dare County census shows my great-uncle Lemuel COLLINS b.1872 born in Hyde County with his wife Charlie A. b 1878, daughter Maudie E. b.1896, son Marshall b.1898. It also shows a sister Resie A. b.1859. Although it states Resie is married, and has 3 children, I have no last name for her or children's names. I am also researching another great-uncle David COLLINS b.1873 in Hyde County, wife Mary C. b.1880, son William b.1896 and daughter Janie M. b.1900. A third brother Jonah COLLINS b.1870 (my grandfather) was shown with his wife Henrietta on the 1910 census in Dare County. They eventually move to Elizabeth City, NC. I am also searching for info on my great-grandmother Billie Ann COLLINS (nee Barber) b. abt 1850 and my great-grandfather John COLLINS b. abt 1844 both in Hyde County. It is possible they followed some of their children to Dare County. Any information on any of these people or their descendants would be appreciated.


Lillian Barnes December 27, 1998

Seeking information on the following: Cate COLLINGS (COLLINS) , an "Indian Woman" servant of William GIBBS, Constable of Arrowmuskeet. March 1765 Hyde County Court Minutes and Orphans Book 2, on motion of Patrick GORDON ordered that Wm. GIBBS "shew" cause if he has any, why Cate COLLINGS (COLLINS) an Indian woman, now in his service should not be set free. June Court 1765 - ordered that Wm. GIBBS have timely notice that he show cause why Cate COLLINGS (COLLINS), an Indian woman be not set at liberty. Also believe her possible descendants (all free people of color) were Susannah b. before 1776, Charity b. circa 1800, Horatio, and Nancy. Both Horatio and Nancy were cited for illegal marriages to slaves. Horatio had "taken up" with a slave named Winney property of Henry LUCAS in Hyde County, April 1863. Nancy, had "taken up" with a slave named Ellick, property of Ananias SADLER, October 1842. I need to know the outcome of all the above proceedings, and any other information regarding these people. Any help would be appreciated.


Nancy Collins Haehn December 23, 1999

I have heard that a Henry COLLINS was an indentured servant of an Englishman. I'm looking for any COLLINS from Hyde and Ashe county in the Revolutionary War.


R. S. Spencer, Jr. September 5, 2001

Seeking information on Abijah COLLINS, a free woman of color, who died in 1862. According to her Hyde County estate papers, she purchased herself a husband named Solomon, probably about 1840, but have been unable to locate bill of sale for Solomon. Also seeking information on other Hyde members of the Hyde County COLLINS family in the 1800s. I am working on an article about Abijah for the fall issue of "High Tides".


Marcus A. Harrell August 4, 2007

I'm looking for any information about my gg grandparents, Charles COLLINS and Nancy HILL. Their daughter was my g grandmother Neta COLLINS (HARRIS) who married John HARRIS. Can anyone tell me how many siblings she had and if there are any relatives from these familes still in Fairfield? COLLINS, HILLS? Does anyonw have pictures of any of these people that they would share with me? Any infomation would be helpful.


Jane Colston February 4, 1999

Seeking information on John COLSTON, listed in the Hyde Co., NC in 1787 records of estates. Also, I am looking for a John COLSTON, birthdate unknown, who is listed as a buyer on an estate sale in 1826. Thank you. Any assiatance appreciated.


Rawleigh Condrey Fjeld December 19, 2005

Cason SWINDLE married Elizabeth CONDREY in Hyde County and they went to White, TN.  She died there.  Children are: Diana born 1801 NC; John born Mar. 12,1809; Cason born 1812 TN; Christopher born Jan. 3, 1813 TN; Samuel Clark born Feb. 11, 1821. It is not known who Elizabeth's parents were.  She was living in home with Sarah and Richard CONDRY.  Richard died 1806.  Any help with this family would be much appreciated.


Ruffin R. Cooper February 17, 1998

Looking for any information on the COOPER family of Hyde and Martin Counties. Also seeking information about parents and family of Rebecca SMITH (b. 1861) and Sally ROSE, wives of Sylvanus COOPER (c.1853/5 -1920). I believe that Sally's father was Samuel ROSE (b. abt. 1832). The children of Sylvanus COOPER were; James (b. Feb. 1879), Sam (b. Mar. 1883), Annie (b. June 1889), Vera (b. Oct 1893), Lennie (Lena) (b.Feb. 1894) and Ruffin (b. 1898). I will share research.


Ruffin R. Cooper August 29, 1998

Researching my ggf Edward COOPER and our family that moved from Martin County to Hyde County between 1860 and 1870. Samuel ROSE was the father of Rebecca ROSE the second wife of my gf Sylvanus COOPER. The 1860 Census shows Samuel ROSE, age 28, living with his wife Amanda (SMITH), age 27, and two sons; William A., age 8 and Edward, age 5 in Swan Quarter, Hyde County. Also shown in the 1860 Census is Lucretia SMITH, age 56. It is reasonable to assume that Lucretia SMITH is the mother of Amanda. There are a number of Lucretia SMITH's listed in Census records in the 1800's The 1910 Census for my gf Sylvanus COOPER, now in Fairfield Twp. Hyde County, again shows Samuel ROSE, now age 78, living with Sylvanus and his wife Rebecca (ROSE), three children and a nephew Carroll. Samuel ROSE is listed in this Census as, "Father-in-Law". Any assistance in researching these family lines would be most appreciated. I would be happy to share information.


Ruffin R. Cooper August 29, 1998

The Hyde County Cemeteries book lists the parents of my ggf Sylvanus COOPER as "Freddie" COOPER and Carolyn SAWYER. I have good reason to believe that my ggf's given name is really Edward not "Freddie". I have found an 1850 Census record for Isaac SAWYER, age 54, living in Currituck District, Hyde County. There is no wife listed for Isaac. The following persons are listed as living with him; Caroline, age 19; Zachariah, age 19; Hezakiah, age 13; Hardy, age 12; Albert, age 2; and Welthy A. age 15. My ggf, Sylvanus COOPER was born in April 1855. This Caroline SAWYER (age 19 in 1850) would have been age 24 when my ggf was born. The close proximity (I guess) of where they lived and the ages make it possible that this Carolyn SAWYER is my ggm, and Isaac is her father. I would really appreciate any assistance in following up this possibility. I would be more than happy to share information.


Ruffin Cooper September 4, 2000

Edward COOPER, born Abt. 1810, probably in Martin County. He was living in Jamesville during the 1860 census. Sometime between 1860 and 1870 he moved to Fairfield Township in Hyde County. He died in Hyde County between 1874 and 1878. One of Edward COOPER's wives was Levina Caroline SAWYER, other given names for other possible wives are Fanny and Elizabeth. His children were: James COOPER, b. Abt 1842, probably in Martin County. Francis COOPER, b. Abt 1852, probably in Martin County. Sylvanus COOPER, b. April 1855 in Jamesville, Martin County. Sylvanus' wives were Sally L. ROSE and Rebecca ROSE, b. Abt 1861, both daughters of Samuel W. ROSE and Caroline Amanda SMITH. There is some confusion about Sampson W. ROSE and Samuel W. ROSE. Joseph COOPER, b. Abt 1858 in Jamesville, Martin County. Married to Naomi COX, b. Oct. 1861. George Edward COOPER, b. Abt 1860, either Martin or Hyde Co. George's wife was Mary Ellen LIVERMAN, b. September 1861, daughter of William LIVERMAN and Eleanor GALLAGHER. Martha COOPER, b. Abt. 1865, either in Martin or Hyde Co. Jesse COOPER, b. Abt 1869, either in Martin or Hyde Co.
I have reached a dead end on Edward COOPER and would appreciate your help. I have some information to share.


Ruffin R. Cooper August 16, 2001

Searching for the parents and siblings of my ggf Edward COOPER, born ca. 1810, probably in Martin Co., NC. Sometime between 1860 and 1870 he moved to Hyde Co., NC. His children were:
1. James COOPER, b. ca. 1842, probably in Martin Co., NC.
2. Francis COOPER, b. ca. 1852, probably in Martin Co., NC.
3. Sylvanus COOPER, b. April 1855 in Jamesville, Martin Co., NC. [Sylvanus' wives were Sally (?) and Rebecca ROSE, b. ca. 1861, daughter of Samuel W. ROSE and Caroline Amanda SMITH.]
4. Joseph COOPER, b. ca. 1858 in Jamesville, Martin Co., NC.
5. George Edward COOPER, b. ca. 1860, either Martin or Hyde Co., NC. [George's wife was Mary Ellen LIVERMAN, b. September 1861, daughter of William LIVERMAN and Eleanor GALLAGHER.]
6. Martha COOPER, b. ca. 1865, either in Martin or Hyde Co., NC.
7. Jesse COOPER, b. ca. 1869, either in Martin or Hyde Co., NC.
One of Edward COOPER's wives probably was Caroline SAWYER, other given names for possible wives are Levina, Fanny and Elizabeth. Looking for any help and willing to share information.


John Collins April 6, 2008

    I am seeking information about these Justices [listed below] and, in particular, about William CORBIN. The reason I am also expressing interest in the other Justices is that knowing who they were or where they lived may help in identifying William Corbin, to whom I have so far found no other reference in NC.
    There are going to be celebrations in Edenton this September for the 250th anniversary of the Cupola House, built for Francis Corbin, land agent for Earl Granville. I thought it would be a good idea to try and find out who Francis Corbin was (in his earlier life).
    Francis Corbin's heir was Edmund Corbin of New Hanover County, probably son of Dr. John Corbin and his wife Ann Moore, eldest child of Col. Maurice Moore, wealthiest landowner in New Hanover county, who laid out and established the town of Brunswick in 1725.
  Ann Moore's mother was a sister of Edward Moseley's first wife (who died in 1712), and Francis Corbin was appointed land agent for Earl Granville following the death in 1749 of Edward Moseley, one of the first pair of agents appointed.

At a Council held at the Council Chamber in Edenton the 23d day of March 1734 [1735]:
    His Excellency the Governour by and with the advice and consent of his Majesty's Council doth order that a Commission pass the Seal of this province constituting and appointing Robt TURNER, Dr Patrick MAULE, Lemon ALDERSON, Sesith PILKINGTON, John CALDON, Charles ODEON, Thomas TYSON, Abraham PRITCHARD, Thomas SMITH, William CORBIN, Samuel SINCLAIR, and William BARROW Justices of the peace for the precinct of Beaufort and Hyde to sit and hold Court on the second Tuesday in the months of June, September Dec. and March yearly


Alfreda James Aug. 14, 2006

First, thanks for maintaining the Hyde County website. I especially appreciate the sections on African American history. My mother was born in Hyde County. She appears in the 1920 NC Federal Census under the name of Roxanna COVEL (COVILL). However, I haven't been able to locate her in the 1930 census. Her parents had died and she moved in with an aunt and uncle in Belhaven. Roxana's parents were Golet COVILL and Annie FULFORD. I would appreciate any tips on how to continue my search for COVEL (COVILL) and FULFORD families after 1920? Thanks to your NC Death Certificate Index for Hyde County, I now know that Annie FULFORD died in 1926.


T. J. Cowan May 12, 1998

I am looking for my great uncle Robert COWAN b.October12,1870 in Scott or Morgan Co., IL, or his family. His brothers and sisters names are: Alex b. Sept. 20, 1872; Harry b. Dec. 18, 1880; Joe b. Nov. 13, 1885; Emma b. Nov. 7, 1874; Nellie b. Feb. 11, 1882 and two other sisters that passed away as small children. My grandfather spoke of going to visit his brother Robert COWAN in Swan Quarter sometime in the 1940's. Robert was the oldest son of Richard Merrit COWAN and Mary YOUNG. Thanks for any info!!!


Ray Thompson February 6, 1998

I am looking for information on my grandfather. His name is Alphonza COX, born Oct. 21, 1914 in Hyde County. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


Joliene Clark December 20, 2003

Anyone with information on Joseph COX who died ca 1772 in Hyde County and married Rosanna FOREMAN, please share your info with me. Trying to learn where he came from and his parents. Thanks!


Elizabeth Rose Andrew June 28, 2006

Joseph F. COX, b. abt 1818, d. abt 1857. His mother's name was Elizabeth. He married Elizabeth (Betsy) SPENCER b. 1819 d. aft 1880. Joseph F. COX and Elizabeth SPENCER had two children: Louisa Catherine COX b. 8/1/1842 and Henrietta COX b. abt 1847. Any information regarding Joseph F. COX would be appreciated.


Erin Cox November 7, 2006

My paternal grandfather, Abram Jones COX, Jr. was born in Washington, NC in or around 1914. His father, Abram Jones COX, was a bit of a mystery. Not much is known of A.J. COX's parents. In fact, it is rumored that he was left on a doorstep in Washington and raised by close family friends. My question is: Has anyone heard of Abram Jones COX and if so, is he connected to any Cox family in Hyde County and Washington? Thank you.


Corky Herbert October 1, 1997

I am looking for any information On the Albert Bryce CREDLE family. My gradnfather Albert Cartwright CREDLE, F. CREDLE, George Tilson M. CARTWRIGHT, Martha Etta Mae W. GIBBS and Mary Ann W. McWILLIAMS, Sally Mary CREDLE, Henry W.M CARAWAN, Cora Eva CREDLE and Albert CARTWRIGHT.


Louise McLeod April 18, 1998

Searching for the parents of Mary H.CREDLE who married Laban BALLANCE. The children of Laban BALLANCE (1781-1856) and Mary H. CREDLE were: Graham BALLANCE (b. 1829), Courtney BALLANCE (b. 1810), Elizabeth BALLANCE (b. 1818), James C. BALLANCE (b. July 16, 1821), Mary Eleanor BALLANCE (b. 1835), and Clarissa BALLANCE. Any assistance will be appreciated.
Query Answered: I found Mary H. CREDLE. She was Mary "Polly" Hall CREDLE (born before 1809), the daughter of James CREDLE (born circa 1769 died circa 1829) and Dorcas TULEY ( born circa 1780/1790 died after 1830). Her sister Clarissa CREDLE married Wilson CREDLE who was the son of John CREDLE, SR. John CREDLE SR. and James CREDLE were brothers.


Chris Credle November 3, 1998

CREDLE Family history term paper for my BA degree: My name is Chris CREDLE, great grandson of Thomas Martin CREDLE trying to find info on my family from Francis CREDLE, Sr. (II) back. Thanks.


Mary Fulford Moore November 5, 1998

I am seeking information on Tilman CREDLE, my mother's great-grandfather, father of George Veal CREDLE. If anyone has the name of his wife and children or earlier information, I would appreciate your sharing it with me. I have as far back as George Veal CREDLE and only the name of Til(l)man CREDLE; then the track disappears. Can you help? I'm trying to seek out my mother's ancestry - her name is Thelma CREDLE FULFORD. Thanks for your assistance.


Ray Credle December 8, 1998

Seeking information of the black CREDLE'S who could have possibly been slaves, that were owned by the CREDLE'S of Hyde county. My father (Thomas Franklin CREDLE, Jr. (Sept. 23, 1897 - Apr. 4, 1954) lists Hyde County as his place of birth on his death certificate. I realize that this may open some old wounds but I must trace my families roots wherever they may lie.


Ray Credle December 17, 1998

The response to my initial query (CREDLE Family Research) has been tremendous. More than I expected, considering it was posted only a week ago. So let me be a little more specific based on input received so far:
(1) It is apparent that my roots can be traced to Ocracoke Island, NC. where they were slaves at some point, and some were offspring's from other than black blood, possibly native American or Caucasian. The features are evident in hair texture of my father and light complexed mother.
(2) The earliest records that show direct relationships were found in Census's taken in Swans Quarters, Hyde County NC. These record contain my Father, Grandfather, Grandmother, Aunt and Uncles. (Thanks to all who contributed to that data)
(3) The final resting place for my father (Thomas CREDLE) and Mother (Amanda WILLIAMS CREDLE) is Bayboro, Pamlico County NC.
(4) The Children and any subsequent offspring's of Thomas and Amanda Credle are recorded in the family bible that I maintain.
(1) Any records or information that can substantiate the existence of the black CREDLE family belonging to households in eastern NC and VA area.
(2) Lessons learned from previous families or researcher who have successfully tracked family roots around our country and possibly other counties.
(3) A quick lesson on the treatment of mulatto's and freed men/women of color, which by some documentation indicated existed before 1863, before President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation which freed the slaves. Finally, I am open to any suggestion, that will assist my research effort.


Sharon Gable June 3, 1999

I'm looking for the mother of Mary Ann Veale CREDLE (Jan 04 1862 – May 09 1948). Her father was Tilson G. CREDLE of Hyde County (born 1838, date of death unknown) and his wife Ellen. In the Spring 1996 issue of High Tides, Ellen Williams listed Ellen as Ellen Selina McWILLIAMS. The death certificate for Mary Ann Veale CREDLE lists Ellen as Ellen SLADE. It appears based on Hyde Remembers (page 48) that she was McWILLIAMS rather than a SLADE. I'm looking for confirmation of that assumption. Does any one have a death record of W. V. CREDLE (Mary’s brother), Daniel S. CREDLE (Mary’s brother), Ellen S. CREDLE (Mary’s sister), Lemon BELL (Mary’s half sister) or David Zacheus BELL (Mary’s half brother) that would confirm either McWILLIAMS or SLADE? I'd appreciate anything someone may have on this so I can change the assumption to a fact. Thanks.


Shelby Jean Crocker-Smith September 1, 1999

I am looking for information on the following: Jane CREDLE (1820-1899) married William Fred FISHER (1815-1862). Their daughter Mary Elizabeth (Mame) FISHER (?) married Charles Manley BRIGHT (1842- ? ). Their daughter Janie Elizabeth BRIGHT(1883-1947) married James Edward WINSTEAD (1878-1951). Thanks!


Beverly Credle Garrett August 29, 2000

I am interested in tracing my family. My father was Seth Bridgman CREDLE, Jr., deceased on May 26, 1999. Thank you.


Major L. Swindell, Jr. September 4, 2000

High Tides, Spring 1996, Volumn 1, page 14: Ellen S. CREDLE is shown as sister to Mary V. CREDLE. It may be coincidence but my great-grandmother was a Mary V. CREDLE of Hyde County and her daughter was Ellen Slade CREDLE whose birth date was 27 May 1876. Mary V. CREDLE's father was also a Tilson CREDLE. I need some help to clear this up. Thanks.


Monica Faber July 4, 2003

Seeking information about the grandchildren of John & Priscilla (GIBBS) CREDLE & Joseph & Sarah (GIBBS) SWINDELL? My Great Grandmother, Mollie B. CREDLE was the daughter of their children Henry W. CREDLE & his 2nd wife Sallie E. SWINDELL CREDLE. I've been trying to locate information on her brother Bonner CREDLE. Any assistance will be appreciated. Thanks!


Darlene Greene-Rogers June 15, 2006

I am researching for the African-American CREDLES, GREENES, McWAYNES and want to be able to go back as far as I can. My family has (as far as I know) always lived in NC - Hyde County was their home.


Suzanne Jarvis Spence November 20, 2000

Susan CULIPHER married Benjamin Pledger WILLIAMS, Sr. (b. 1807). Her father was Benjamin CULIPHER. I don't have birth and death dates on her or her father. Do you know who her mother was or who her grandparents were? Any help would be appreciated.


Anne Holland April 27,1999

I need information on the ancestors of Charles CUTRELL (1813 - ?) and his wife Mehatable SWINDELL (1824 - ? ). They lived mostly in the Swan Quarter area and were married circa 1838. Their daughter, Jacqueline CUTRELL (1852-1930) married James Mathias BLAKE, Sr. (1828-1907). I did find a will of Joseph SWINDELL that listed a daughter, Mehatabel, but I'm not sure if that is the correct one. Thanks.


Sue Cutrell Reynolds November 27, 1999

I am looking for a husband and father for a CUTRELL family that arrived in Wilson County, TN around 1806. Mother's name was Milney (?) . She was living next door to George MIDGETT in 1810. Four children were born in NC, one was named Midgett G. CUTRELL. Other familiar names associated with this family are HENRY, WHITE, SWAN, O'NEAL. Your assistance is appreciated.


Laura Frances Cuthrell Ward April 36, 2006

My father (deceased) is James Aubrey CUTHRELL, his brothers were Norfleet CUTHRELL and Keith CUTHRELL, and a sister Thelma CUTHRELL. His father was Joseph Henry CUTHRELL and mother was Laura Lee BALLANCE. Trying to find out how long this family and the original family were in Hyde County.


Albert July 30, 2011

I am looking at the Hyde Co., NC Death Index for CUTHRELL/CUTRELL.    I see a Sarah E. CUTRELL's death. Nellie BRINN and Jeptha SADLER are listed as her parents.  I have reason to believe that these two are in  my family tree. They may be the parents of Mary F. SADLER that married James F. SAWYER  in 1876.  I can't find anything else about Nellie BRINN and Jeptha SADLER.   If anyone knows any more or where I can get more information, please email me at  Thanks! Albert


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