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Judy Jackson Scovronski - March 15, 2004

Looking for the JACKSONS that started out in the Beaufort/Hyde precinct abt 1716 and eventually leave Beaufort for Washington Co. NC sometime between 1840 and 1850. My basic info shows an Isaac JACKSON in the Beaufort/Hyde precinct and had a will dated 1716, followed by Thomas, then another Isaac, then Eleazer (believe the move from Hyde to Beaufort took place with Eleazer - he was born prior to 1790), then another Isaac, then Levi JACKSON (born 1805 and who appears in the 1850 Washington Co. census). Levi had a son, William Henry JACKSON, who married Elizabeth COLLINS and I descend from their line. Anyone out there have info on this line of JACKSONS? I especially find the name "Eleazer" fascinating and want to know more. Thanks!


Thomas & Glenna Owens March 25, 1998

I am trying to find nformation on my great-grandfather, William JARVIS's family. In 1900 he lived, with his wife, Chalie or Carrie, in Washington, NC., my grandmother, Beatrice's, birthplace. My grandmother was born July 1, 1900. Although Washington is in Beaufort County, it has been suggested that they might also be found in Hyde County. If anyone has anything on this family, please get back to me. Many thanks for your help.


Ellen Williams and Betty Mann August 20, 1998

Researching the early JARVIS family, including Governor Thomas JARVIS of VA & NC, (d. 1694 Currituck Precinct, NC) and his parents who have not yet been identified, and his descendants who remained in Currituck Co., NC, (Church's Island and elsewhere). Also, we are particularly interested in information on the children of his son, Foster JARVIS (d.c. 1750); and Richard JARVIS who appears in early Land Grant, Currituck Precinct, NC records who m. Diana WOODHOUSE, d/o John WOODHOUSE of Norfolk Co, VA. Also Francis JARVIS who appears in early Currituck Precinct Land Grant records. Thanks.


Keith Jarvis September 29, 1998

I'm researching my JARVIS family in Hyde County. My father is Henry Lincoln JARVIS. He was born in Hyde County in 1919. He lives in Norfolk, VA. He had two brothers, Linwood Foster JARVIS and Carl JARVIS, both now deceased. Do you have any information about my family that you can share with me? Can I help provide you with any information? Thank you, Keith JARVIS.


Marilyn Wesner December 16, 1998

Looking for info on the parents of Loren (Laurin) David JARVIS, b. abt.1878, d. 1928 near Swan Quarter. Buried in Soule Cemetery. He was my g-father and was raised by Major Urban FISHER. He had a sister, Mary and a brother, John, who moved to the South Norfolk Area. He was married to Lucy Ellen MIDGETTE.


Marvin Mortensen December 30, 1998

I am researching Martin JARVIS, b. abt 1790 Hyde Co., d. 1843, m. to Lavina Ann. Lavina b. abt 1795 HYDE co. They two daughters that I know of: Coartly m. Jesse Paul GOODWIN 20 Sep. 1824, her sister Sarah (Sally) b. 18 Aug. 1818 Swanquarter, Hyde co., m. abt. 1838 to the same Jesse Paul GOODWIN., Sarah d. 6 May 1891, Cedar Island, Carteret Co. Do you have any information on this family or know where I can find more?


Ann Newsom December 14, 1999

I am a descendent of Jonathan JARVIS whose daughter Sarah JARVIS married Samuel GREGORY. I would love to share any information that you might have on the JARVIS' of Currituck Co., NC. Thank you.


Paul Jarvis July 26, 1999

Hello, my name is Paul JARVIS and I live in Winter Park, FL via Roanoke Rapids, N.C. My grandparents, Albert JARVIS and Lidy MIDGETTE JARVIS, moved from Hyde County to Roanoke Rapids to work in J. P. Stephens' Cotton Mills. My aunt, Ella C. JARVIS, and my father, Charlie E. JARVIS, were born in Roanoke Rapids, N.C., both are now deceased. I was wondering if you might have heard of my folks or if we might be related. They, my grandparents, often talked about Hyde County and all the relatives that we had in that area. I know that we are related to the MIDGETTS and HARRIS'.


Hal Jarvis January 8, 2000

Researching my JARVIS family. My father, Thomas Ralph Jarvis; his father, Thomas Rodman Jarvis; his father, Reddin Jarvis, born in Hyde County in 1810; Married to Elizabeth (?). Thanks for any help.


Hal Jarvis January 18, 2000

I am looking for the children of my ggg & gg grandparents, Jesse & Sarah JARVIS & Reddin & Elizabeth JARVIS. Listed in 1800 census. Many thanks.


Cheryl (Lacy) Cudney April 29, 2001

Hi, From records of the Lacy Cemetery in Madison Co. TN and elsewhere - we believe that we have found that our ancestor Parker LACY/LACEY may have come from Hyde Co., NC. Mr. Odell SPAIN has ancestors living on Parker LACEY land in old records. He has also told me that he had JARVIS people in his line. There are five JARVIS people in the Lacy Cemetery and in an old letter that my grandfather wrote thirty years ago he states that those buried in the cemetary are our immediate family. The earliest JARVIS listed is: Samuel Hilliard JARVIS: born - Oct. 28m 1866; died - Dec. 4, 1934, and his wife: Carrie May (BROWN) JARVIS: born - Jan. 23, 1880; died - Jan. 14, 1974. I have found a marrriage record for them in Crockett Co., TN. I was just wondering if any of the names on this list sound familiar to you - we are looking for the connection to our family. Thanks.


Lorene Lucy-Callaway February 15, 2001

I am searching for info on William JARVIS born in NC circa 1848. He later moved to Carter and Knox Counties, KY. He married Mary MOORE in 1864. Their daughter Frances JARVIS was my great-grandmother. Thanks for any help and you time.


Kim Sadler December 18, 2005

Looking for the parents of Delia Ann JARVIS, unsure of date of birth, married William Stanley ENSLEY in the 1850's. They had two children: Mary ENSLEY and George ENSLEY. I have info on Stanley ENSLEY but I am having difficulty in finding info on Delia Ann's family. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Marcella Aldridge July 16, 2007

Seeking to mother's maiden names: 1. Ann (Unknown), wife of Hilliard "Hillary" JARVIS. 2. First wife of William Martin JARVIS (not Susan SEARS), mother of Carney Rodman JARVIS, born Hyde County in 1856. He is listed as nephew of John William TINGLE and Clarissa (PIPKIN) TINGLE on 1880 census.


Cora Sue C. Herbert September 22, 1997

Name: Clarence Bryant JENNETT Birth: 1902; Death: 1979 or 1980; Marriage: Dec. 24, 1924; Location: Rose Bay, Hyde Co., NC. Spouse: Willie (Wade) JENNETTE. Children: Virginia Kathryn, Jean Marlene, Cecelia Wade, Sandra Rae, Clarence Bryant, Jr.; Would like to know the family lineage as far back as records are kept.


Reel Radcliff June 20, 2001

I am searching for parents of SARAH R. JENNETTE who married BENJAMIN M. GIBBS about 1829 in Hyde. Her dates are 2-13-1813.....5-16-1861. She and husband are buried at Amity Church. Her father is supposedly ROBERT JENNETTE but which one? Would love to communicate with anyone who has JENNETTE info.


Wes Simpkins July 2, 2000

Looking for parents of Britania GIBBS (b: 1788- d: 1879) who married Stephen JEWELL. Any information or help would be greatly appreciated. I'm trying to find a link to Joseph GIBBS - Henry GIBBS. Thanks.


Peggy Ray August 5, 1999

I am looking for Jeremiah JOHNSON / JOHNSTON who may have lived in Hyde County about 1780-1800; also looking for his marriage. Thank you very much.


Floyd Phelps August 14, 1997

I am looking for a James Thomas JONES, born 1858. He should show up on the 1860 census as a two year old. He is my grandfather. Thanks.


Dorothy Reynolds February 14, 1998

Need information on Solomon JONES of Hyde County whose Will is dated 22 April 1791. Any information will be helpful, especially whether he had sons named John JONES and Thomas JONES. The Will is not clear regarding these two names. Thanks for your help.


Kay Hess Grogg July 21, 2003

Seeking information on Samuel G. JONES and his wife and her family, Mary Ruth KELLY.  Sam was born abt. 1893 in Poplar Point, NC and died in Norfolk, VA in 1977.  He is buried on Ocracoke, NC in Springers Point.  I would like to know where that is located.  I am in hopes that more of the KELLY family might be buried there.  Ruth's father's name was William KELLY (b. 1865, Maryland and d. in the 1930's-40's ?? in Norfolk, VA ??).  He was a mariner.  Sam owned SaJo Farms in Norfolk and Ocracoke Island, NC.  If anyone knows anything about either of these families, I would love to hear from you.  Many thanks.


Sandra Lee January 7, 1999

Searching for info on Zachariah JORDAN, listed as son of Rothias and Hannah JORDAN in a Hyde Co. will dated 1819. Anyone have his birthdate, know who he married, who his children were, or how long he lived in Hyde Co., where he moved? Any info appreciated!!!


Larry Jordan April 20, 20001

I am seeking the ancestors of William Enoch JORDAN. I know the following facts about him and his family: Name characteristics: Surname spelled JORDAN, JORDEN or JOURDAN and pronounced GHER-DUN. Born: abt 1803 in NC. Wife: Jamima (Jemimah, Jemima, Jamimah): born abt 1814 in NC. Father: Possibly Henry JORDAN who lived in Wilkinson/Washington Co., GA during the 1820 census. Mother: Born abt 1780 in NC (living with family during 1850 Coffee Co., AL census). Siblings: Possibly Mary JORDAN b. abt 1820 in NC (living with family during 1870 Covington Co., AL census). Skill/Occupation: Mechanic (cotton gin, grist mill or saw mill). Lived in: North Carolina (1803), Wilkinson Co., GA (1820-1827), Carroll Co., GA (1827-1830), Heard Co., GA (1830-1845); Autauga/Coosa, Co., AL; Coffee Co., AL (1849-1859); Covington Co., AL (1859 'til death). Slaves: Had at least one slave in the 1840 census of Heard Co., GA (Houston Militia District 14). Communications: Relatives from NC migrated to live with his family in Alabama 15-25 years after he left NC. Religion: Baptist with active participation in New Hope Missionary Church, Covington Co., AL. Location preference: Migrated to frontier counties as soon as they were acquired from the Indians. Military: May have been in the Army when Andrew Jackson invaded Spanish Florida or was Governor of Florida (1819-1824). Family characteristics: Generally taller than contemporaries (many men descendants are over 6 ft tall). I keep all of the information I have about this family and possible relatives on the following web sites: and

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Don Johnson October 22, 2007

I am searching for information on Seth Kepps/Kipps who was born in North Carolina in 1750 and died in Hyde County, North Carolina c1809.  I believe him to be my fourth or fifth great-grandfather. Anyone having information on him, please contact me.


Harriett Harris Riggs August 4, 2004

Searching for information on William KNOX, died 1853 in Hyde Co.   widow, Mrs. Comfort KNOX, and family, probably daughter Martha born Oct 1853.  Sylvester GIBBS was first married to Elizabeth SPENCER and 2nd to Esther GIBBS, dau of Capt. Joseph & his wife Esther. They had children: William Benners, David Morgan & Harriet Ann GIBBS. Esther later married again to Cornelius S. GIBBS so she was Esther Gibbs Gibbs GIBBS! Sylvester GIBBS left $30 to William KNOX in his will with no relationship stated. Who are the parents of William KNOX and what is the relationship to Sylvester Gibbs?

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Diane Schlegel November 9, 2000

MEDICAL NEED: Attempting to find information on my great-grandmother, Elizabeth LANGLEY, possibly from Beaufort County/Pantego area (b. 1862, d. 1942). She married Stephen Sanford BRINN, Hyde County (b. 1858, d. 1929). I have a lot of information on the BRINN line but absolutely no information beyond the name, birth and death date of Elizabeth LANGLEY. Some male descendents of Stephen BRINN have been diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa - a gentic eye disease, primarily striking male children and the carrier is the mother. It is suspected the gene entered our family through Elizabeth LANGLEY. By trying to get information from Elizabeth LANGLEY's line and particularly from her mother and great grandmother, it may help us to see the pattern of the disease. Thank you!


Doris Price October 21, 1998

Looking for Melvinda LATHAM, my great great grandmother, born 1845 - died 1915, she was raised in Hyde Co., NC. She had a daughter Chloe, and a son George. She was raised by John SMALL. In later years she moved to Beaufort Co. NC. If you have any info on her please advise. Thanks!


Joseph Carter Leary February 18, 1998

I am searching for any information on Salathiel LEARY ( 1755-65) of Hyde County. Also, any information on the parents of Henty Jordan CARROWAN (b. Mar. 16, 1842 - d. June 7, 1902) from Craven County. Thanks for your help.


Cheryl Huff

I would like to correcpond with anyone who is researching the LEITH / LEATH family. John LEITH shows up in the 1800 Census for Hyde County. James J. LEITH was a captain of Co. B 17 Reg. NCST in the Civil War. John LEATH left a will in 1752 which is recorded in Craven Co. Deed BK 5/228. John LEATH, Sr. left a will in 1751 which is also recorded in Craven Co. Deed Bk. 5/181. Richard LEATH, Sec. of State, left a will which was exhibited by his wife Mary LEATH in 1749. Can anyone look up these records for me? Thanks.


Jim Spencer July 27, 2003

Looking for information on William T. LEITH/LEATH of Hyde County, especially regarding any children.  Based on his estate records, William died between March and August 1824, but there is no indication of his age.  Possible relatives of William include Thomas LEITH (deceased - father/uncle?), James LEITH, Samuel LEITH (brother?), John R. LEITH (brother?) and Charles J.(?) LEITH, so information on them would also be helpful.
Also interested in Wilson B. HODGES, who filed papers and bond in August 1824 to be the administrator for William: who were members of Wilson's family (in case he is related to William by marriage)? 
Finally, which Bannister MIDYETT (shown as Justice of the Peace on other documents) is the co-signer to the administrator bond?  Again, who are the members of Bannister's family in case he is related to William by marriage?  [Bannister appears to be married to William's sister or widow, and is found listed as party to or JP on documents through 1848.] I have not been able to find census records or other information on the families of William or Wilson.  Thanks!


Harriette Harris Riggs June 16, 2003

My husband, William H. RIGGS had an ancestor Isaac W. SWINDELL who was married twice, 1st to a Mary?, 2nd to Esther LINTON, possibly daughter of Luke LINTON. Beaufort County Will Abstracts by Camin lists the will of Luke LINTON who had a wife, Easter and a daughter, Easter. Also a will of Miles PIERCE lists a daughter, Esther Linton, so these are newly found surnames and would appreciate any information about these families.


Lucy Lucas March 14, 2001

I am posting this query in hopes of finding information on my Great-Grandfather, Anson LUCAS, around 1880. He had a son named Ben LUCAS which is my grandfather.The family was black and I think they were slaves. I think the owned a farm in Lake Landing. My father was Anson LUCAS, II named after his grandfather. I had uncles named Lester and William. They were Ben LUCAS' children. I would like very much to get some more information on the rest of this family. If anyone can help, I'd be so appreciative. Thank you.


Diana Johnson April 24, 2001

I would welcome any information you could give me on my great grandfather Benjamin LUCAS (African-American) who I believe died June 14, 1937. I would like to find his date of birth, and information from any census regarding his family. Any information would be greatly appreciated.


Joliene Clark - February 29, 2004

Does anyone know the mother of Mary LUCAS who was daughter of Henry LUCAS #2. Henry was son of Samuel and Charity FOREMAN. SAMUEL was son of Mary MARTIN and Henry LUCAS #1. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.


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