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Sherri Sontag Feb. 5, 2006

I believe my ancestor is related to the line of Jacob and Anna GOODWIN. Her name was Martha " Patsy" DANIELS and she was born ca. 1761 and married Job SWINDLE in Craven Co, NC Aug. 22, 1795. They resided in Hyde Co, NC after they married very near I assume her brothers, Joab, Randolph and Thomas DANIELS. I am looking for a copy of the Will of Jacob DANIELS or any other info to confirm Martha is the daughter of Jacob & Anna DANIELS. I would appreciate learning of anywhere I might go to for more information.


Ron Dailey October 12, 1997

DAILEYS of Ocracoke Island. My great-grandfather was Thomas H. DAILEY. He is in the 1870 and 1880 Hyde Co. censuses. His mother is listed as Sarah JACKSON. She must have remarried after her husband died. I don't know his name. Thomas H. DAILEY was born in 1832 in NC. His wife was Nancy GASKINS daughter if Elijah Wise GASKINS and his wife Annie. She was born 12 Mar 1833 in Ocracoke and died 28 Dec 1915 in Ocracoke. She is buried in the Dailey Cemetery at Ocracoke (which is all overgrown or washed away). My grandfather was Captain Thomas Franklin Dailey born at Ocracoke in 1873. He had a sister, Margery Anna Dailey, who married John Wallace O'Neal (they are both buried at Ocracoke - as well as my great-grandparents). Unfortunately, my grandfather drowned in 1913 in Durhams Creek near Little Washington. I will appreciate any help or directions to start looking. Thanks! - Ron Dailey (Stafford, VA)


Olive Thornton March 15, 1999

Bible record shows Clement DANIELS born November 13,1790 Hyde County, son of Thomas and Rhoda (Rody/Roda) DANIELS. Have been trying to determine if this Thomas could be in family that married Elizabeth LANIER in Tyrrell County or maybe connected to DANIELS family Roanoke Island, or both. Can find many references to Thomas, but need one married to Rhoda. Thomas in Hyde census 1810, but only Rhoda listed in 1820. Any help will be much appreciated.


Lana Kitchens July 15, 2002

Elizabeth DANIELS was born about 1803 and married John William SADLER, b. 1788. I would like to find her parents and also the parents of her husband.


Anne Holland April 27, 1999

I need information on George Washington DAVIS (1831 - 1896?) and his wife or wives Sallie (Sarah) K. SERMONS (?), and Sabra HUDSON. He may have been born in Davis Straits in Carteret County but lived some of his adult life (1880 census) in the Lake Landing area of Hyde County. His son, George David DAVIS married Julia Elizabeth RICKS and they lived in Pantego. His death certificate lists Sabra HUDSON as his mother. Two daughters, Sarah Darcas and Senoria Zudie (who married William PILLEY) list their mother as Sallie K. SERMONS on their death certificates. I know George W. DAVIS had at least one brother, Greene C. DAVIS (1822 - ?) who married Elizabeth ELLIS in 1850 in Carteret County but was in Beaufort County in 1860, 1870 & 1880. Thanks for any info.


Gordon Davis June 30, 2001

Looking for info on John DAVIS from Hyde Co., N.C. who's sons John and Samuel DAVIS migrated to Kentucky territory. Son John DAVIS born 1763, married Rachel WEST, born 1768, from Pasquotank Co., N.C. Any assistance appreciated.


Vi Crowder January 22, 2001

I have been searching (in vain) for several family links for almost 20 years. If anyone can help, I would be ever so grateful! No one in my family has been able to assist me with any of these. My mother was the family historian but was stricken with Alzheimer's before I was "bitten by the genealogy bug."
Ben DAVIS (c.1800 - c.1850): possibly married Polly WALKER on 25 Jan. 1820; possibly married Pheobe McDANIEL/McDONALD/McDONEL on 5 Jan. 1828.
Jefferson DAVIS (c.1830 - 7 Oct. 1877): possibly son of Ben DAVIS and Pheobe McDANIEL.
George McDANIEL/McDONALD/McDONEL: married Nancy VOLLIVAY/VOLIVA on 24 June 1805; daughter Pheobe McDANIEL/McDONALD/McDONEL.
Randol SAWYER (born c.1768): married Lear (born c.1780) .
Benjamin Wayne SAWYER (born 1797-1803 - died 1895); married Julia Voliva 1820; daughter Easter A. SAWYER (c1830 - 5 Nov. 1882).
Nathan VOLIVA (born c.1780): married 11 Aug. 1803 to Easter Cahoon (born c.1783); daughter Julia ( middle: A. or Frances).


J. Kenneth Davis, Jr. October 11, 2002

Would like information on  John S. DAVIS who married Margaret BARROW.  Ancestors or descendants. Three children that I know of are Matthew, David and C(laude?). Any help would be greatly appreciated.   Thanks.


Kim Sadler December 11, 2005

Need some major help folks. I am looking for anyone with information on a Canellus or Cornellum? DAVIS and Henrietta DAVIS. The Hyde County Census records from 1870 spell the Canellus and the 1880 Census records spell it Cornellum. However their children were John DAVIS b. approx 1863, Thaddues DAVIS b.1868. They were from the Currituck District of Hyde County. My real question is in the 1880 Census, they have a nephew living with them Macon B. SAWYER. Okay folks which side did he come in on Canellus side, possibly a sister that married a SAWYER or Henrietta's side - was she a SAWYER or did she have a sister that married a SAWYER. Macon Bonner SAWYER was 20 years old. Appreciate everyones help.


J. Norvill Jones June 4, 2001

I am seeking information on William DENMARK who was born in Hyde County in about 1740 and served in the Revolution from Craven County. His father, also named William DENMARK, owned a plantation named "Denmark's Point". He migrated to Georgia after the War. I would like to know the names of his wife and children and any other information that may be out there. Thanks.


Chairwoman June 20, 2003

I would like to have any information about the Judge DONALD plantation because this place is mentioned in the civil war pension records of a brother of my GG-Grandmother.   His name was Donald SHELDON & another relative named Gatsey DONALD.  It mentioned many times about a family Bible that Judge DONALD kept information about the slaves he owned.  I am trying to locate info on Mary SHELDON who was Gatsey DONALD's half-sister. Mary SHELDON had two sons, Andrew & Ernest SHELDON.  Andrew was my GG-Grandfather. I am trying to locate Mary, Andrew and Ernest SHELDON and other family members during the 1870's.  I don't see them listed anywhere during this time period and I can not find any of the people that I have mentioned on the 1870 census records, not until the 1880 Census. I am trying to find out where they were during this time period. Thanks for any information that you might provide.


Diane Mason June 6, 1997

Looking for descendants and ancestors of William Harrison DOUGLASS b. 1839 in Hyde Co. Served during the Civil War in Co. F, 33rd Regt. Wounded and lost his left leg. Wife: Patsy E. HAMILTON b. 1866. His father was William Samuel DOUGLASS b. 1805. Grandfather was James DOUGLASS.


Brenda Douglas February 19, 2007

Looking for ancestors of William Harrison DOUGLAS b. March 1839 in Hyde Co. Served during the Civil War in Co. F, 33rd Regt. Wounded and lost his left leg. Wife: Patsy E. HAMILTON b. 1866. His father was William Samuel DOUGLAS b. Circa 1805. Wife: Zilpah Payne Grandfather was James Demsey DOUGLASS, Jr. b.1761. Wife: Mary Pugh Great Grandfather was James Demsey DOUGLASS, Sr. of Currituck County, NC.


Nancy Dunbar March 8, 1997

THOMAS DUNBAR - DELILAH CAHOON : Am looking for ancestors of THOMAS DUNBAR whose 1843 will shows 13 adult children. By the 1850 Hyde census they are living living at the settlement of New Lake on the eastern shore of Alligator Lake in Hyde Co. - sometimes Tyrrell Co. The final line between these counties used his grandson - John A. Dunbar's - house at New Lake, as part of the division. I now have info that THOMAS DUNBAR married DELILAH CAHOON abt.1783 at Gum Neck (near New Lake). Her father was JAMES CAHOON b.1726 at Gum Neck, her Grandfather was ROBERT CAHOON b. Nansemond , VA c.1703, d.abt. 1734 at Gum Neck NC, her Great Grandfather was SAMUEL CAHOON b.1639 in Dunbarton, Scotland, d. ?? at Cahoon's Creek, Nansemond Co. Va. Nansemond Co. is now the city of Suffolk , Va. Names of Thomas Dunbars' descendants and their spouses include: DUNBAR, LIVERMAN, WYNN, ARMSTRONG, CLAYTON, GIBSON, PHELPS, SIKES, BURNETT, NOBLES, MCGOWAN, WADDELL, SQUIRES, BROWN, WILKENSON.


Beth O'Briant May 18, 1997

I have two ancestors, James Thomas DUNBAR and Alexander Norfleet DUNBAR (1867-1930) of Hyde County, who I've been told went to prison in Alanta, GA for One year and One day for selling Whiskey. Does anyone know anything about this? Or where I can get records of who was sent to prison for selling Whiskey. Does anyone else know of anyone who was in a similar situation, or where to find records on Atlanta Federal Prison?


Joseph Dunbar August 16, 2001

Hello, I am attempting to find out more about my family. I would like to tell my children about their famaily. My father's name is Phillip DUNBAR who was born at New Lake, Hyde Co., NC. My grandparents names were Curtis and Kathleen DUNBAR, who I think were also born in the New Lake area. They were apparently both DUNBARS and married as cousins. They had many kids including my father who is the oldest at 63. Next would be Westin DUNBAR. I believe the other children were born elswhere. Thanks for any help and I hope to here from you soon.


Marilyn Dunn-Dietz October 25, 1999

Searching for the descendants of John Edward DUNN, Jr., b. 1882 and Nita (WINFIELD) DUNN of Hyde Co., NC. Also searching for descendants of Kathryn Elizabeth DUNN, b. 1890, married Fletcher MANNING in Hyde Co., NC. Any information will be greatly appreciated.


Ronald (Ron) Downie November 17, 2005

My mother's family has its roots in Hyde County.  My mother was Kyde Minerva DUNN and was born in Ponzer, Hyde County on October 9, 1902 and died in Belhaven on 6 Nov 1978.  Her father was John Edward DUNN, SR., born in 1827 in Ireland. Her mother was Margaret Minerva WINFIELD. Margaret was born in North Carolina on 16 Dec 1861.  I am trying to locate ancestral information on the WINFIELD and DUNN families and their descendants.  I have considerable information on the children of John DUNN and Margaret WINFIELD which I would be happy to share with anyone.

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Lola Peebles July 7, 2003

Looking for Sorrowful EMERY'S parents.  Their names are Zacheriah and Lovie EMERY.  Sorrowful EMERY was born about 1810.  He is listed in the 1810 and 1820 Hyde Census.  I would love to have any information on his parents.  Thanks!


Rita Bowen July 25, 1997

I am looking for descendants of these people: James and Joseph ENGLISH. Thomas ENGLISH and wife Leah HOLLAND. Also Thomas SURMAN and wife Sarah and sons Thomas and John. An older John SIRMON and wife Elizabeth. All of them moved to Pitt Co. except James and Jos. English. How were they related to the Md. Sirmons?? Was Edward Sermoner our first immigrant ancestor ??? Our British cousins ,are working on this,too.


Vaughn H. Ensley, Sr. Novenber 1, 1998

I'm seeking information on my great-great-grandfather EDWARD B. ENSLEY. He was born in Fairfield Twp., Hyde Co., NC, about 1825 or 1829. My research came up with two different birth years. EDWARD B. ENSLEY was married to Martha THOMAS, b. 1830 in Hyde County (marr. date unknown). Children: Edward, b. 1850, Malian, b. 1852, William, b. 1861. I'm seeking information on the parents of Edward B. ENSLEY. I would also appreciate any information on the ENSLEY'S in Hyde County from 1800-1900. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.


Vaughn H. Ensley, Sr. March 2, 1999

I'm researching my Great-Great-Grandfather Edward B. ENSLEY, who was born between 1825-1829 in Hyde County, N.C. He was married to Martha THOMAS, born about 1830, and found in the 1870 Hyde County Census. He was born a slave, I would like to know which plantation in Hyde County, N.C. he was an inhabitant of, and the name of the plantation owner. Any assistance will be apprecialed. Thank you.


Rachel Equils Basso March 20, 1999

Zion EQUILS married Maria Ann Eliza. He is listed as the father of Williams Kelly EQUILS, b. 15 October 1830, prob. Hyde County, NC; d. Dec. 5, 1903, Hyde County and Zion Luther EQUILS, b. abt. 1851, Hyde Co., NC. Any information anyone knows would be helpful or if you can suggest any source that might lead me to additional information. Thanks for any help anyone can give me.


Kenneth Hahn February 14, 2001

I am looking for any information on Mary ESTHER b: 1772 in Hyde Co., d: bef Sept 1847. She was married to Christopher SIDES b: 1765 in Mecklenberg Co., NC, d: abt Oct 1847. Looking to share any information.

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Robert H. Farrow, Sr. Oct. 5, 2012

Seeking information on the maiden name of Rhoda FARROW, who was born in 1762 and died July 31, 1832. She was married to a Joseph FARROW who was born in 1760 and died in 1822. She is buried at the Rhoda FARROW Cemetery at the end of FARROW Road near Swans Quarter, North Carolina. Thanks for your time and consideration. Mailing address is Robert H. Farrow, Sr., 12706 Bristow Road, Nokesville, VA 20181. E-mail is


Sonya Gettes April 9, 2000

I am looking for any information you might have on Wilson Tilman FARROW and his wife Ann (CREDLE) FARROW who I believe lived on Ocracoke island. Also I would like information on her family, I know her father's name was John CREDLE. Thank you.


Ellen Williams September 29, 2001

Seeking information on Francis FARROW born 1667 in Middlesex County, England, died 7 October 1721 and left a Currituck County, NC will probated 4 February 1722, and his descendants to date.


Jeannette Hopkins February 18, 2001

I am looking for information on Hezekiah FARROW, his parents, date of coming to NC and his wife and her family. He married Theresa Bertie (GASKIN?) JONES who probably was born in VA in 1838. It was said that she descended from a first family of VA. He was born maybe in 1812, Hyde Co., probably died Sept.29-30, 1851 but a North State Whig obit said he died at 45, which would have made his birth in 1806. Some of same name had a father Jeremiah (Eliz. SWINDLE), whose father was John (Sara BROOKS), b.1740. Any clue if this is my family's ancestor? He was a naval architect, possibly in Washington, N.C. David H. FARROW inherited Hezekiah's property. Their daughter Anna Bertie GASKIN JOMES married David PATON of Edinburgh, architect and builder of the state capitol building in Raleigh (still in use). Thanks for any help you can give.


Les Kohler February 13, 2002

Attempting to track down information on Delphia FARROW who married Edward CUTHRELL. Delphia would have been born around 1860. Had six children starting in the 1880's. Believe Edward CUTHRELL was from Beufort County. Delphia died before 1920. My mother named after her. Mother and siblings born in Suffolk, Virginia.


Leona R. Duncan August 18, 1999

Am searching for genealogical information on a Washington FISHER, if you should have this name in your research, please contact me. Thank you so very much.


Florine Fletcher August 24, 2002

Does anyone have any information on Christopher FLETCHER that married Mary PUGH? / Mary CUTHRELL?  On Mary FLETCHER and Noah FRANCES' marriage certificate, Mary's mother is listed as Mary PUGH but on her death certificate her mother is listed as Mary CUTHRELL. There was a Mary PUGH living with a Benjamin O'NEAL in the 1850 census of Hyde County. When I went to the Archives Christopher FLETCHER's papers were listed under Benjamin O'NEAL. This made me think this was the Mary PUGH. Mary Mollie FRANCIS died in 1933 in Belhaven. I was hoping some of the PUGH's or some of the CUTHRELL's would know more. Christopher married a Mrs. Susan JARVIS in 1862. Mary FLETCHER was born in May 1859. I was looking to see if there was more children from either marriage. Thanks for any and all help anyone can give.


Peggy Scott January 2, 1999

I am trying to research my mother's family. I know very little as everyone has passed on. My grandparents came from Pamlico County. My grandfather's name was George Brown FLOWERS. His father I believe was Zion FLOWERS. I have found a Zion B. FLOWERS listed as filing for a pension for Hyde County for 1885-1901. I have requested North Carolina State Archives to send me the information. As you can see, I'm not to sure of what I'm doing. I'm not even sure what would be the best possible avenue to take. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. My home address is 2833 Wesley Road, Chesapeake, VA 23323. Thank you for all your help!


Larry Flowers January 15, 1999

Looking for information on the FLOWERS family that lived in Currituck County beginning with John FLOWERS listed in the 1790 Census and his apparent relatives listed through the 1830 Census. I'm trying to determine if my ggggf Christopher C. FLOWERS, b. 1774, father of Zion FLOWERS, b.c. 1798 who supposedly came to the US from Ireland is related to the FLOWERS clan in Currituck County. I can tie my Christopher C. FLOWERS and his subsequent four generations down to South Creek, NC, as the homestead remains in the ownership of a second cousin to this day. The cousin, however, has no leads to help me determine if the FLOWERS in Beaufort or Hyde County are of the same branch as those in Currituck County. Any leads or suggestions would be highly appreciated. A thumbnail sketch of my lineage follows:
Christopher C. FLOWERS, b. 1774 (Possibly Ireland), d.c. 1850;
Zion FLOWERS, b. 1798 (Also possibly Ireland), d. Unkown;
Tillman F. FLOWERS, b. 1830, d. Unkown;
Malachi R. FLOWERS, of South Creek, NC, b. 21 Oct 1856, d. 15 Nov 1920;
Charles McDonald FLOWERS, of South Creek, NC, b. 20 Feb 1888, d. 3 Apr 1939;
Luther W. FLOWERS, of Wichita, KS, b. 21 Nov 21 1916, d. 23 Jan 1972.
Any help, lead, contacts on the line from Currituck of my line will be highly appreciated.


Paul Flowers July 25, 2002

I would appreciate any info on my ancestors, the FLOWERS family of Hyde and Orange Counties. William P. FLOWERS, Joseph P. FLOWERS, Zion FLOWERS, etc., who served in Company F & H, 33rd NC Regt. Inf., CSA.


Tanya Morales September 27, 1998

I am researching the names FODREY and FOREMAN. My ggg grandmother was Sarah "Sally" FODREY. I believe her father may have been Thomas FODREA of Hyde Co. He appears on the tax rolls about 1790. Is he her father? Sally married Ephraim FOREMAN in Careret Co on June 23, 1823. Any help would be appreciated.


Gary Mann May 14, 2003

Seeking information on Ann Elizabeth FORBES, born Mar, 29, 1855 - died Oct. 2, 1899, who was the first wife of Edward Lee MANN (1860-1948). Looking for her parents and any other information regarding her. Thanks.


Gayle Hardy Franks November 22, 2000

I would like to communicate with descendents of John Wright LUPTON and James Knox Polk LUPTON and their FOREMAN wives concerning the wives' brother James Patrick FOREMAN. I am the great-granddaughter of James Patrick FOREMAN and also a great-great-great grandaughter of Sarah "Sally" LUPTON and David SPAIN. James P. FOREMAN apparently died between 1880 and 1884 and his 2nd wife, Sarah W. (McGOWAN) FOREMAN, died in 1887. She is buried in Pamlico Co. at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church. She moved to that area to live with relatives after her husband's death. My grandmother, Elizabeth Frances (FOREMAN) HARDY, was born in 1877 and was a small child when her father died. She remembered very little about him. I believe the family was still living in the Currituck Township of Hyde Co. when he died as they are listed there in the 1880 census. Any help will be greatly appreciated.


Kara J. Koehler September 25, 1998

I am researching the FULCHER surname from Hyde County, from the 1700's to the present.


Angel Roller January 20, 1999

I am researching the FULCHERS of Hyde County. My great grandfather Levin Burrus FULCHER was born on Portsmouth Island. My Great Great Grandfather William Manson FULCHER was believed to have been born on Ocracoke Island. William was born on May 24, 1853 and died January 7, 1924. He married Elva Christian MIDGETTE on Oct. 18, 1882 in Hatteras, NC. They had eleven children by the names of: Alice, William N., Jerome, John N., Claughton G., Edwart C., James Harris, Job, Fannie E., Alladin D., and Levin Burrus (still living). If anyone can help me with this family it would be greatly appreciated.


Karen Rainey March 29, 1999

Do any of the oldtimers there at Ocracoke remember my grandfather, Reverand Frank Treat FULCHER? He was born on Ocracoke in 1878. I believe there is a carving of the Last Supper that he carved at the Methodist Church there. If anyone has information on his or his family that might still be there, please let me know. He was married to Fannie Wahab BALLANCE, also born in 1878 on Ocracoke.


Mary Fulford Moore November 6. 1998

I understand that there are FULFORDS in Hyde County around Mattamuskeet Lake and in Engelhard. If you know of anyone who is researching this family or who might have a family Bible, I would appreciate your assistance in locating either the information or contacts. Thank you.


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