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Hyde Co., N.C. Queries
(1997 - 2010)

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Bobbie Nantz March 29, 1999

Seeking information on Noah S. SADLER (1823-1876). Married Belinda HARRIS (1817-1900), who was daughter of Jonathan HARRIS (1778-1851) and Cassandra GIBBS (1782-1868). Specifically, would like to know who Noah's parents and siblings were. Would be grateful and delighted with any information available. Thank you.


Ryan Carawan April 4, 2000

I'm looking for information on Bennett SADLER b. 2/27/1816 d. 10/30/1884. He married an Elizabeth (Betsy) b. 9/19/1821 d. 4/7/1898 but I have no last name for her. Thank you.


Lynn Harper July 31, 2001

William Wallace SADLER was born in Hyde Co. in 1840 and died in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1912. His mother was Sarah listed as age 38 on the 1850 Hyde Co. census. I am seeking the name of William's father and the name of William's spouse. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Lynn (Sadler) Harper October 1, 2001

William Wallace SADLER --my great-grandfather; b: ca. 1840 Hyde Co., NC - d: 1912 Philadelphia, PA; Parents: Sarah (no maiden name) SADLER & (___?___). Need his father's name; married Feb. 10, 1859, Hyde Co., NC to Lara Jane DANIELS (parents unknown). Were Clement DANIELS & wife Elizabeth her parents? I know there are Bible Records. William enlisted in Confederate Army, and served with, Pvt. Henry DANIELS, Sgt. Clement DANIELS, Pvt. William H. DANIELS, and Pvt. Richard DANIELS. All brothers. What happened to Lara Jane?


Annelle April 30, 2004

I am interested in obtaining information the Samuel SADLER family who lived in Hyde county North Carolina.


Jan Orndorff October 7, 2005

Searching for info on Alfred SADLER, b. ca. 1800, Hyde Co., NC, married Nancy ?, b. ca. 1810, with children: ? SADLER, b. ca. 1828; Dorcas SADLER, b. 1830; ? Sadler, b. ca. 1831; Comfort SADLER, b. 1832; Jesse T. SADLER, b. abt. 1835, Mahittable T. SADLER, b. ca. 1836, Alfred M. SADLER, b. 2 Oct 1845, Hyde Co., NC went to Pamlico Co., NC, d. 16 Aug. 1922; Hannibal SADLER, b. ca. 1848. Alfred M. SADLER, born 1845 is my line. Thanks.


R. S. Spencer, Jr. February 4, 1999

I am seeking information on the SANDERSON family in North Carolina 1700-1900. The family in Hyde spelled the name as SAUNDERSON for a period of time. I am working with Larry Harrison of Jacksonville, Florida, on this family line. Hopefully, a book will be the end result. I am also seeking information on the TUNNELL family which came to Hyde shortly before 1790 when Warrenton TUNNELL appeared as head of household here. He came from Accomack County, Virginia, to Hyde. He and his family disappeared from the records except for his son Joseph TUNNELL from whom I descend. I am anxious to exchange information on these families.


Paul R. Swan January 14, 1999

Does anyone know if the Jonathan SATTERTHWAITE censused 1790 in Hyde County is the son of William (1691-bef 1740) and Mary (OSBORNE) SATTERTHWAITE of Burlington County, New Jersey? Thanks for any hints or help.


Nancy Dunbar May 13, 2003

Does anyone know where ROSSES POINT is? A 1750s deed says Rosses Point on north side of Machapungo River. Land that was originally a patent to Frederick JONES in 1705. Since I am working on the SATTERTHWAITE family and Satterthwaite Point is just south of Leechville, I am guessing that it is located there. On the west side of the Machapungo River below old Woodstock, is Satterthwaite Creek, but that is the west side not north like the deed says. Also, west of Satterthwaite Creek is Rosses Creek, but not Rosses Point. Thank you for any help of clues.


Nancy Dunbar May 13, 2003

I have found a TARKILN CREEK near old Woodstock on the west side of the Pungo River. I have a 1809 will for Jonathan SATTERTHWAITE. His estate was being sold and his widow bought some things; others went to neighbors and relatives, William SATTERTHWAITE, Capt. Wm. SATTERTHWAITE, Little William SATTERTHWAITE, etc. The sale took 3 days so I assume everyone was a neighbor or relative. I found another map however that had a TARKILN CREEK on the south side of Pungo River across from Leechville. Are there Tarkiln Creeks in the area. Thanks.


Bobbie Baldree October 8, 2007

Searching for Winfield SATTERTHWAITE and wife "Polly (___?___)". Winfield was born in Hyde County but later purchased land in Pitt County about 1819. Two of their daughters married BALDREE brothers, and migrated to Graves County, Kentucky.


Don Johnson October 22, 2007

I am searching for the birth place and parents of Eliza Ann Satterthwaite who was born somewhere in North Carolina in 1829 who had a younger brother named Luther E.  I know of other siblings but I do not know their correct names.  Eliza married Seth Kepps Cordon about 1848 in Beaufort County, North Carolina.  She died in 1915 in Beaufort County, North Carolina. There is a large Satterthwaite population in Hyde County and thought someone has done some research that might help me.


Claire Sawyer Liskow May 25, 1997

Seeking info on ancestors/descendants of Micajah SAWYER (ca 1820 - abt 1879). Possibly b. Hyde or Tyrrell Cos. Listed on 1850 census Hyde Co., Mattamuskeet District, then by 1860 has moved to Craven Co., living in area that became Pamlico. Wife was Frances (Fanny) SMITH, kids: Sarah A. (m Thomas MOZINGO), Doris (m Robert D. JONES), Thomas J. (m Louisiana JONES), Daniel, William Riley (m1 Eliz. HOLTON, m2 Ann Bryan RIGGS ALEXANDER--my line), Frederick (m Susan Herrington?), Jesse F., Caroline (m Wm. H. LEWIS, Jr), James Lanier (m Lizzie PARRIS), Martha A. (twin; m Chris. LUPTON), John Micajah (twin; m1 Julia Vendrick, m2 Armetta LANGLEY). Micajah's son Wm. Riley SAWYER had one son, Wm. Riley SAWYER, Jr. by first wf Eliz. HOLTON, three children by 2nd wf Ann Bryan (RIGGS) ALEXANDER: Katie (b 1881, m Shade Jackson fr Pitt Co), John Ephraim (1886-1962, m Bessie Harris of Pitt Co.), and Herbert Smith Sawyer (1889-1978). Family seems to have lived in the Oriental area, active members of Trent Free Will Baptist Church. Would appreciate hearing from anyone recognizing any of these folks. Am particularly eager to find father/ siblings of Micajah SAWYER..


Louise Jarvis McLeod March 28, 1998

I am looking for the parents of "Betsy" Elizabeth SAWYER who married Jonathan JARVIS who is buried in the J. N. Jarvis Cemetery on Tiny Oak Road near David CARAWAN's home. She was born about 1812, and she died about 1903.
[Answer to Query: The parents of my Betsy SAWYER were Zephenias (Zephaniah) SAWYER and his wife Elizabeth. Many thanks for the Queries pages.]
My Hyde County lines are JARVIS (2), CREDLE (2), GIBBS, FARROW, SAWYER, MASON, JONES, BRINSON, MARCH, CASON, WATSON, CAREY, and perhaps Williams (Wilson/Edgecomb). I will share my information. My DAR line is Captain Joseph GIBBS, Jr. who served in Hyde County. My DAR number is 669142, and the proofs were sent and quoted. Please feel free to use my papers if they will help anyone.

Louise Jarvis McLeod November 14, 1998

My SAWYER line is from Hyde County, NC. Betsy SAWYER, b. March 1814, d. Jan. 1903, married Jonathan JARVIS. Her father was Zephenias (Zephaniah) SAWYER and her mother was Elizabeth. His father may have been James SAWYER. Can anyone confirm this? Thank You.


Ellen Combs September 23, 1999

Looking for information about Jourdan (Jordan) SAWYER (b. abt 1799) and Matilda SAWYER (b. abt. 1812) in North Carolina (We think maybe Hyde County). They left NC for West Tennessee about 1834. We have no real information prior to the move. They had 4 children born in NC and 4 born in TN. Any information would be appreciated.


Sammy Pierce October 25, 1998

Searching for information on Anson SAWYER. In 1860 census he was 8, living with Silas LUPTON, 40, Brittania LUPTON, 56, and Sophia BALLANCE, 29 in Swan Quarter Township. Any information on the parents or any siblings of Anson SAWYER appreciated.


Sammy Anson Pierce April 14, 1999

On 9 Aug 1858, Joseph SAWYER, age 10, was apprenticed to Benjamin F. SPENCER. On the same day, Anson Walter SAWYER, age 7, was apprenticed to Silas LUPTON; all of Hyde Co. In the 1850 Hyde County Census there was a Joseph SAWYER, age 1 year, in the household of Bennett SAWYER. Does anyone have information on these Sawyers? Thanks.


Sammy Anson Pierce August 4, 1999

Looking for parents of Joseph and Anson Walter SAWYER. On 9 Aug 1858 Joseph SAWYER, age 10, was apprenticed to Benjamin F. SPENCER, farmer, Hyde Co., NC and Anson Walter SAWYER, age 7, was apprenticed to Silas S. LUPTON, farmer, Hyde Co. I assume they were brothers. In 1850 Hyde Co census there was only one Joseph SAWYER, near age 2. There was a Joseph SAWYER, 5/12, in household of Bennett SAWYER, 31, Malinda, 30, Juletta, 8, and Tilson, 7, in Currituck District. Your assistance is appreciated.


Sammy Anson Pierce May 4, 2000

I'm looking for the names of the children of Levin and Dianah SAWYER. Levin died in Hyde Co. Oct. 1857. Several children were unnamed in his estate record.


Melvin R. Jones December 30, 1999

My name is Melvin R. JONES. My grandfather was Samuel Preston CUTRELL. His parents were Johnathan Calvin CUTRELL and Lucretia SAWYER. I was told my grandfather was born in Hyde Co. Does anyone know the parents of Lucretia SAWYER? Is she from Hyde Co.? Any information would be welcomed.


Olive Thornton January 22, 2000

HCH&G 1850 Census page 9 lists family of Benjamin and Julia SAWYER. Would appreciate hearing from someone who knows Julia's maiden name. Daughter Charlotte married Henry DANIELS. I know where Charlotte is buried, but would like to know where Henry is buried. He died in Rose Bay in 1901.


Charles B. Respass February 5, 2000

Does someone know the parents of Seth SAWYER. Your assistance is appreciated.

Seth SAWYER, farmer, b: abt 1825 in NC, d: bef 1890, married ca. 1859 Mary Ann “Polly” (last name unknown) b: abt 1836- d: bef 1883. Living in Currituck Twsp., Hyde Co., NC 1870 census. children known (2) Thomas Ruffin SAWYER, b: March-1860 Nellie L. SAWYER, b: abt 1864.


Kim Sadler December 4, 2005

Looking for information on Seth SAWYER ( 1825) married Mary "Polly" ( ? ). They had two children: Thomas SAWYER (b. March 1860) and Nelly F. SAWYER (b. 1864). Nelly F. SAWYER moved to Pamlico County and married Macon?Marcus Bonner SAWYER and they also had two children: Julia Marie SAWYER and another daughter. Any information on either of these two SAWYER lines would greatly be appreciated.


Sharon Hensley Wease January 22, 1998

Searching for any information (dates, parents, etc.) on Bateman SCARBOROUGH (born circa 1796) and Mary MORGAN (born circa 1804), from Avon on Hatteras. They were married prior to 1825. They had the following children: Henderson S. SCARBOROUGH, John A. SCARBOROUGH, Margaret Louisa SCARBOROUGH, Euphema Christian SCARBOROUGH and Elizabeth P. "Bettie/Betsy" SCARBOROUGH. He also had a son named Joseph W. SCARBOROUGH (born circa 1822) which may or may not have been Mary's. All help is greatly appreciated.


Jane P. Justice March 11, 1997

Joseph SEBORN, would like to know anything at all about the Joseph SEBORN listed in Hyde Co., NC in the 1800 Census Index. Thanks.


Burke February 13, 2000

I am looking for Peter SELBY b. 1855? in Hyde county. I believe he had a brother Sam SELBY and a sister Purdie SELBY b. 1850?


Winfield September 5, 2000

I am seeking information on the SELBY surname dating back to 1800 - Burrage SELBY and Lorenza SELBY. I would also like to know if anyone has any information on where the SELBY 's originated.


The Maldonado Family October 9, 2007

I'm looking for any information on Burrage SELBY or his family. Burrage SELBY was my great-grandfather, and I am trying to fill in my family tree. Any assistance will be appreciated.


William Hughes February 14, 1999

Looking for info on any SIRMAN / SIRMON / SERMON / SURMAN surnames living in Hyde County in the late 1600's and 1700's. Am hoping to connect them to their progenitor who crossed the Atlantic.


Ray Sirmons March 31, 2000

Searching for information on the SERMON, SIRMAN, SIRMONS family, in particular for information on JOB SERMON. Job was listed on the 1786 and 1790 Hyde county Census. Any information regarding him or his family would be welcomed.


Elizabeth Castro July 6, 1999

I'm looking for info on ggg-randfather Graham Moore SILVERTHORNE b. 15 April 1849 to John Southey SILVERTHORNE and Pamela Jeannette DILLION. The story as I was told was that both of his parents died by the time he was 15 when he went to live with John NOTHAN. As an adult he was a Captain of two-masted freighters, his favorite being the "Lucrecia". He sailed between Baltimore and Charleston. Three of his sons were also Captains. He married Annie Elizabeth O'NEAL, the daughter of Damron O'NEAL and Julia MODLIN on 22 September 1872. They had 7 sons and 3 daughters. Other than my great grandfather, Edward Lee SILVERTHORNE, I have no names of the other children. Graham Moore was also known as "Captain Gray". I am also looking for SWINDELL, SAWYER, GIBBS, FORTESCUE, BOOMER, DIXON. Thank you for your help.


Elizabeth Hastings Castro September 12, 1999

I am searching for information on my ancestor Guilford SILVERTHORNE. He moved from Accomack County on the Eastern shore of Virginia to Hyde County. His will was probated in Hyde county 7 March 1737. When did he arrive in Hyde County? Other than the name Jean nothing is known of his wife. Who was she before her marriage? His will mentions two grandchildren Abraham ENLOWS and Elizabeth ENLOWS. What were their parents names? Any help will be greatly appreciated.


Trish Burrows January 6, 2001

I have the SILVERTHORNE family from the early 1900's in Hyde, Co. North Carolina dating back to the late 1300's in England. I would like to share this information and fill in missing information others may have.


Ginger Smith March 7, 1999

I am looking for the parents of James H. SIMMONS of Hyde Co., NC, born Nov. 28, 1825 and died July 28, 1881. Will in Hyde County Will Book 11/117. I do not know who his wife was. His son was Enoch Spencer SIMMONS, born in Hyde Co., Jan. 2, 1855, married to Elizabeth Latham GRIST. Enoch died in Washington, NC, Mar. 29, 1907. Will appreciate any assistance.


Ginger Smith October 11, 2002

My grandmother was Claudia Grist SIMMONS (12 Dec 1887-1 Dec 1975) and her husband was Caleb Branson BELL.  I am looking for more information about her father's family from Hyde Co.  His name was Enoch Spencer SIMMONS (2 Jan 1855-29 Mar 1907) and his wife was Elizabeth Latham GRIST.  Enoch's father was James Henry SIMMONS (28 Nov.1825-28 Jul 1881).  My grandmother's unmarried sister Rebecca Wise SIMMONS wrote a little biography about her father and in it she had said her grandfather's middle name was Columbus. When I was briefly in N.C. this summer I found something in the Washington library indicating that perhaps Henry is correct. Anyway, James' wife was Rebecca Midyette WISE.  I think the parents of James are Enoch SIMMONS (Oct 1780-5 Dec 1854) and Nancy SPENCER (1787-30 Oct 1843).  His wife's parents are Samuel Spencer WISE and Rebecca MIDYETTE.  If anyone has any further info on the SIMMONS, WISE, or SPENCER families I would like to hear from you. Thanks in advance. 


Claudia Simmons Thrower August 17, 2005

I am trying to find any information about my grandfather Norwood Lee SIMMONS, son of Enoch Spencer SIMMONS, I'm trying to locate information about any kin I may have still living and get in contact with them. Thank you for your assistance.


Dorothy M. Rouse Boshky July 17, 2001

My family is trying to trace our roots. We know that our great-grandmother was Sara J. Skittlethorpe and we have been told that her father was Sam Skittlethorpe. They were from Okracoke Island. Any information would be helpful. Time periods for Sara J. Skittlethorpe was 1853-1921. Thank you for your help.


Alex Koch September 27, 1998

I am researching my SLADE ancestors, who settled in Hyde County in the early 1700's. I am descended from Dorcus SLADE, daughter of Samuel SLADE, who's father settled at the mouth of Slade's Creek. I believe they are all descended from Henry SLADE, Jr. of England, b. 1665. My ancestors were Dorcus SLADE and husband George BECTON. Would like to have more data to fill in the gaps. Thanks.


Alex Koch February 11, 1999

Hi, I am researching the names SLADE, SILVESTER, LOVERIDGE, WARMINGTON from the Hyde County area in late 1700s. Would like info on these families if any one is researching these names.


Ken Slade June 24, 1999

I have been trying for a long time to find the ancestors of Samuel SLADE. I know that he is descended from the Hyde County SLADES, but I can’t make the tie-in with the descendants of Henry SLADE, Jr. My cousin, who researched Samuel SLADE in the 1970s, recently told me that Samuel’s ancestors four generations back included two Henrys and two Johns, but he couldn’t remember the order!
My Samuel SLADE was born about 1770 in North Carolina. He was among the branch of the family that moved to South Carolina by 1790. He married Elizabeth (___?___) and had a son that must have died young. He is on the Cheraw District, SC 1790 Census. In Feb., 1791 Samuel and Elizabeth SLADE bought 100 acres from Mr. David LEE (Ref. Deed Book AA, page 283 Marlboro Co. SC). On Sept. 9, 1795, Samuel and wife Elizabeth sold their 100 acre farm on Muddy Creek to Mr. Samuel BURKETT (Ref. Deed Book E-1, page 157 Marlboro Co. SC). In 1804, Samuel moved to Barnwell Dist. SC and purchased a 300 acre plantation. On Nov. 26, 1808 Samuel applied for a passport through the Creek Nations to the territory of Mississippi. On Dec. 12, 1808, passports through the Creek Nation were issued for John COCKRAN and his family, Hardy COWARD and his family, Samuel SLADE and his family, and William COCKRAN and his family. Before his last child, Henry, was born in 1810, Samuel SLADE and family were in Washington Co., MS. Several years later, he is in Hancock Co. MS, then Marion Co., MS by 1820. He died about 1845 in Perry Co., MS. I have read as many of the will abstracts as I could find, but most have been a little early to include Samuel, born abt. 1770. I have a hunch that Samuel’s father could be John SLADE, son of John SLADE, Sr. who married Miss HODGES.
First Generation:
Henry SLADE, Jr. born 1655 England; died 1730 Sladesville, Hyde Co., NC wife: Hannah LOVERIDGE: Children:
1. John SLADE, Sr. married Miss HODGES in VA;
2. Samuel SLADE, Sr. married Miss BANKS; settled in Beaufort Co., NC;
3. William SLADE, Sr. married Frances SYLVESTER; settled in Currituck Twsp., Hyde Co., NC;
4. Benjamin SLADE (?).
Second Generation:
John SLADE, Sr. (Hyde Co. Will, 1743?): wife: Miss HODGES: Children:
1. John SLADE (had a son named Benjamin);
2. Hezekiah SLADE (died without children);
3. William Hodges SLADE (died without children);
4. Benjamin SLADE (had daughter, Lydia SLADE);
5. Mary SLADE (married Benjamin JEWEL);
6. Sarah SLADE;
7. Keziah SLADE.
Third Generation:
John SLADE (may be father of my Samuel SLADE?).
If anyone can help me in any way, I would really appreciate it.


Florence Fulford Moore May 4, 2000

David and Anna SLADE had a daughter, Emilia L. SLADE, who was born on Sept. 29, 1811. She married Abraham McWILLIAMS (date as yet unknown). After his death, she married a FORTISCUE. Do any researchers have any information on David and Anna SLADE such as where they were from before they moved to Hyde County, who their people were, what Anna's surname was before she married David? These are grandparents, and I would appreciate any response that you would share with me. Thank you.


Tommie Slade April 17, 2003

Hi my name is Tommie SLADE. So far I have traced my great-great-grandfather to being a Daniel SLADE. He married Malvina (Melvina).  Some of their children were George, Anna, Lewis, Henry W., and Susan SLADE.  Anybody with any knowledge just let me know and I would be most appreciative. Also as far as I can tell, they were in the Currituck township of Hyde County. Thanks a lot!


Bill Smith July 6, 1997

I'm seeking information on my great grandfather an African/American named Wm. Roger SMITH. He appears on the Hyde Co. Census in 1880 Swan Quarter with his wife Mahalia GREEN and the three children Inna, Moses, Rosa. I'm looking for descendants and ancestors of Roger and Mahalia. The family migrated to Pamlico Co. between 1880 and 1897. I would greatly appreciate any information.


Bill Smith March 29, 1999

I'm seeking information on my great grandfather, an African/American, named Roger SMITH O'NEAL. He married Malalia Ann SELBY of South Lake, Oct. 11,1873, in Hyde Co. They appear on the 1880 Hyde Co. Census in Swan Quarter, as Rodger SMITH his wife Mahalia. They were married by Thomas M. Jones, Justice of the Peace, at William Blounts in Swan Quarter. They had three children: Inna, Moses, and Rosa. I'm looking for descendants and ancestors of Roger and Mahalia. The family migrated to Pamlico Co. NC between 1880 and 1897. I founded them in Pamlico Co. using the names of Roger SMITH, and Mahalia Ann GREEN. I'm also searching for information on the slave ship "GOOD INTENT" which was shipwrecked off of Cape Hatteras NC in 1767. The name of the Captain of the ship was COPELAND, first name unknown. I would greatly appreciate any information.


Anne D. Holland May 6, 1999

I am looking for information on the parents of Stephen Tyler SMITH (1871-1932) of Fairfield, NC. His father was Morris SMITH (c.1821-1890's) and his mother was Caroline CUTRELL (c.1832-1900's). Morris and Caroline spent most of their married life in Hyde County and had 10 children. They moved to Pantego sometime before 1880. In the 1850 census (they were married c.1849) two of their neighbors were Sorrowful CUTRELL and Amy SMITH who could have been relatives but I'm not sure. I need the parents of Morris and Caroline. My Aunt Exidell Blake told me that either Morris or his father was captain of a ship that brought cattle here from Ireland but that's the only information I have. Thanks for any help.


Ellen Williams June 21, 2004

I am seeking the identity of Jarvis SMITH (page 448 in Beaufort Co 1790 census living by himself).  Parents, wife, county of origin, etc. I am also seeking the identity of Jarvis WEST who in 1754 was listed next to Foster JARVIS, Jr. in a Hyde Tithable List and in 1755 Foster JARVIS, Jr. and Roger MASON, Esqr. were ordered  to take WEST's estate into their possession and divide it between his widow and creditors.  Who were his parents, wife, and county of origin, etc.?


John M. Spain February 15, 1997

Looking for information on origins of Augustine SPAIN (aka Austin / Augustis) probably born prior to 1757, and relatives (?) Drury, Thomas and William SPAIN who owned property on N. side of Tar River at Marks Swamp 1778. Augustine later lived in Hyde and Beaufort (Pamlico-Lowlands) Counties. Augustine also served in Revolutionary War - received land grant in Sumner County, TN, but later sold.


M.F. Sparrow October 9, 2002

I am looking for information on a Paul SPARROW who was married to Ann JENNETT.  I believe Ann JENNETT was born on Feb. 22, 1753 in Hyde Co. and died Dec. 16, 1809 in New Bern, Craven Co.  I think she married Paul SPARROW on Feb. 25, 1770.  Ann Jennett's parents were John JENNETT and Sarah GIBBS.


Chris Hartie May 2, 1997

I am looking for any information about Amanda SPENCER b. abt.1833. She was from Engelhard in Hyde Co. and she married Timothy JONES from Tyrrell Co. I am trying to find out who her parents were and any brothers or sisters she might have had.


Jimmy Fleming March 16, 1997

I am researching the Soriful SPENCER (1821-?) family in Hyde County. I know that his mother was Nancy SPENCER (abt1790-1824) and he married Mary Elizabeth (maiden name unknown b.1827 d.?). They had several children who were: Nancy F., Jazaney, Mary, William Pelege, Benjamin, Alonzo, and Thomas Roland. I would appreciate any help on this family, especially the maiden name of Soriful's wife Mary Elizabeth (possibly QUIDLEY or GIBBS).


Tara Campbell-Walton September 16, 1997

I am researching for information on a Thomas SPENCER of Currituck Co., NC. He was b. bef. 1681 d. Nov. 4, 1736 in Hyde Co., NC. I am trying to confirm if he had a daughter named Angelico Farrow SPENCER? She was born Aug. 21, 1729 in Currituck Co., NC d. July 12, 1809. Angelico married Samuel MIDYETT, Jr., grandson of Matthew MIDYETT. Thanks.

SPENCER / (also Baum, Brock, Daniels, Gibbs and Midyett)

Tara Campbell-Walton September 16, 1997

Seeking for information on the following:
*Sarah SPENCER, b. abt. 1750. She was married to Belcher DANIELS, Sr. around the 1760's. I have all of their children.
*Romulus Sanderson SPENCER, b. Mar. 31, 1885 d. Nov. 17, 1973. He was married to Elizabeth Leigh BAUM.
*Mahettable SPENCER, b. Apr. 1, 1815 d. 1889. She was married to John Daniel MIDYETT s/o Samuel MIDYETT, III.
*Julia Kathleen SPENCER, b.Sept. 21, 1890 d. May 7, 1968. She married Charles GIBBS.
*Eugene Harold SPENCER, b. abt. 1890, who married Addie Marvin BROCK.
Any information on any of these people will be appreciated. I am trying to link them together. Thanks.


Jim Spencer August 16, 1998

Does anyone have information on the parents of Sorrowful SPENCER (b. ca. 1830) and Elizabeth GIBBS (b. ca. 1835), married bef. 1853, probably in Hyde Co.? Also, any information on Sorrowful (great name!) and Elizabeth themselves? I don't have much else except the names of their children. Thanks!


Kelly White November 15, 1998

Seeking information on the family of William Edward SPENCER, b. June 22, 1848 and married to Susan P. SEARS, b. 1858. I would appreciate any help.


Paulette Midgette January 25, 2000

I am looking for any help in locating resources (local index's, books, etc.) in Hyde county pertaining to its African American community from 1800 to 1880. I am researching the Samuel Warren SPENCER family of Hyde county, Lake Landing District. I have gotten as far as Samuel SPENCER'S father who was also named Samuel SPENCER (he was a free born slave). Can anyone tell me where I can find manumission and/or emancipation documents for blacks in Hyde county? Also, I am trying to gather information on slave owners in Hyde county. Any help would be appreciated.


Linda J. Cowan March 31, 2001

I'm looking for any information on Henry Samuel SPENCER's 1st wife. According to family, Henry had two daughters by his first wife, "Molly" and "Von". My grandmother, Alice Virginia SPENCER Cowan, went to live with "Sis Moll" after her mother Brittia Ann O'Neal SPENCER. Molly was thought to be married to a Preston O'NEAL and had two daughters herself - Alice and Margerie O'NEAL. Any help will be greatly appreciated.


Earline Barnes May 22, 2006

In a previous query I requested information pertaining to my great grandmother Robena SPENCER. At the time I had assumed that she was of African American descent. I have since learned from Family Tree Maker mtDNA testing results, that is not the case. Robena SPENCER was of Native American ancestry. If anyone has any information on the Native American Robena SPENCER your help would be appreciated. She was born circa 1885, married Edward HARRIS (African American), on Jan. 12, 1902 and died on Feb. 17, 1925 in Washington, NC after an unsuccessful surgery for breast cancer. Her father was Sam or Samuel SPENCER, and her mother was Allie or Alice MORRIS (maternal bloodline is Native American). She was listed in the 1900 Hyde Co., NC census living with her Aunt Kissiah MACKEY, her sister Mahalia SPENCER, and cousin Arnold MACKEY. If anyone knows anything please contact me!


Jerry & Kathleen Sargent December 4, 2006

Looking for any and all information on Samuel SPENCER, born 1842 in Hyde Co., NC. His parents were Jack SPENCER, born 1817 at Middle Creek and Elsie (___?___), born <1821, I think. Samuel SPENCER had at least one brother, Jack SPENCER, born 1858 at Middle Creek. Family history has Sam SPENCER serving under Fitz Lee during the Civil War and then moving north. He married Annie E. (___?___) and had two sons: Newton SPENCER, born 1882 and Alfred R. SPENCER, born 1885, both born in Conneticutt. I will appreciate any help.


Sharon Davis March 2, 1997

Searching for the origins of Jonas SQUYARS / SQUIRES. He was first found in the Hyde County deeds during the early 1700's. His deed was between he and William CAMPBELL. It appears Jonas SQUYARS traded land with CAMPBELL for land in Beaufort County. The only other SQUYARS / SQUIRES in Hyde County were the Mattamuskeet Indian. It is thought that Jonas may have been part of this tribe. I would love to hear from anyone researching this family or anyone with knowledge of this Indian Tribe. Sharon Davis, 2511 Schulze Dr, Killeen, TX 76542.


Sharon Davis May 25, 2001

Searching for the origins of Jonas SQUYARS / SQUIRES. He was first found in the Hyde County deeds during the early 1700's. His deed was between he and William Campbell. It appears Jonas SQUYARS traded land with Campbell for land in Beaufort County. Any information would be appreciated.


Sharon Broward Davis July 6, 2005

Seeking SQUYARS/SQUIRES in the Hyde County marriages. Anyone researching this family PLEASE contact me.


Sharon Davis July 22 2005

I am searching for who "D. Squires" was. He or perhaps SHE was found in a deed dated 1765 in Beaufort County as a witness in a deed between Appleton Squires and his "only" brother see below: Also to note this land was originally in Hyde County if you see the deed between Jonas and William Campbell.

Beaufort Deed Book 4 dated 5 August 1765 Know all men by these presents that I Appleton Squires of Beaufort County & province of North Carolina planter for & in consideration of the love & affection I have & do bear unto my only brother Eyaberton Squires of the sd County & province have given granted aliened & _____& confirmed & by these presents do freely & absolutely give grant convey & confirm unto said Eyaberton Squires his heirs & asignes forever a parcel of land in the County afsd on the N. Side of Pamptico River & E side of the Bevear dam beginning at the head of the flat branch of Martins Cart road over the bride running N. 70 E to the back line of my land & with the sd line westerly to Martins Cart road & with said road to the bridge & to the beginning containing 40 acres more or less as by deed to my father form William Campbell dated the 7th day of Feb 1750. To have & to hald the sd parcel of land containing forty acres & all houses woods waters & app____? thereto belonging unto the sd Eyaberton Squires his heirs & assigns fover & I Appleton Squires for my slf & my heirs to the said land & premises unto sd Eyaberton & his heirs & assigns shall & will warrant & defend Witness my had & seal 5th of August 1765 Appleton Squires Sealed and delivered in presende of T or J Boyd, H. Wollard, D. Squires

Please note that I believe the brother mentioned in the deed as "Eyaberton" was actually Elventon. Also I later find him in Edgefield County, South Carolina where he had a wife and some children. I am sure there are more Squires/Squyars descendants out there just with a different spelling of the name.


Don Squires January 4, 2004

Looking for any descendant of Chief John SQUIRES or the early SQUIRES family of Hyde County.


Kathleen Baxter November 19, 1997

Looking for any and all info. on the STIRON / STYRON family. I already have quite alot and I am willing to share.


Chrysanthius Spann Williams December 20, 1998

My gg-father's name is Julius STANLEY b in Hyde Co. or Swan Quarters, wife unknown. They had 2 daughters Neta and Hattie.  Neta m. GIBBS, Hattie STANLEY m. James IDLET. They had 5 children: Ethel, Carrie, Madlyn, Rena Estelle (my grandmother) and Charles (Buddie). They moved to Aurora NC.  Neta m ? BREMBERY, they had 3 chlidren: Esther, Sylvester & Leon. Ethel had 1 daughter: Elizabeth.  Rena had 1 d: Mary Louise IDLET by Rosevelt GAYNOR & moved to Brooklyn, NY. Rena m Glen BELTON and lived in SF Calif.  Mary Louise m Thomas Josiah SPANN in Brooklyn, NY and had 5 children: Thomas Josiah, Chrysanthius, Timothy Rosevelt, Denise Renee & Melvina.  James IDLET was a Blacksmith; Rosevelt GAYNOR was a Fisherman.


Merlin Schenck Berry February 24, 1997

STOKESBURY / STOTESBURY Can you help on this family in the 1700s - how they got to Hyde, etc.?


Cherrie Totone November 4, 1999

I am interested in hearing from anyone who may have info on the STOWE family of Hatteras. My ggg-grandfather, William STOWE may have lived there. My grandfather had heard that William STOWE might have been shipwrecked there and adopted by a family named GREEN, or that he could have been a GREEN adopted by the STOWE family. He married a woman called Hettie, they had a son named James Calvin STOWE in 1855. James Calvin STOWE was born in Stanly Co., NC. Please contact me if you have information about any of these people. My grandfather tried for many years to solve this mystery with no luck. Thanks.


Bettie Dall December 13, 1997

My great-grandfather was Isaac SWINDLE who was a mariner, born abt. 1831, possible Hyde or Beaufort County. In 1860 Census was a sailor in Washington, Beaufort Co., NC. He married Matilda HARRIS the daughter of Will HARRIS and Margaret DAVIS. In the 1870 Census they were in New Bern, Craven Co. and listed as a mariner with my grandmother. They had a daughter Ida age 2. In 1880 wife was a widow. I found an Isaac SWINDELL married to a Frances KELLY in 1850. Jonathan SWINDELL listed an Isaac SWINDELL as a son. I can't find any connections. Appreciate any help in solving this problem.


Marsha Lupton Ireland December 13, 1998

I'm researching my husbands line of SWINDELL, SAWYER and possibly MASON: Andrew Jackson SWINDELL (9/7/1872-4/2/1932) married Julia Marie SAWYER (11/2/1881-4/29/1963). She was the daughter of Bonner and Nellie SAWYER. Andrew's father was Samuel Jackson SWINDELL and mother Susan MASON (no dates). Andrew and Julia are my husbands grandparents. I am just getting started with genealogy and I have only had a computer for two months. If you can be of any help or point me in the right direction I would greatly appreciate it. I'm also researching the IRELAND'S but I don't think they want to be found, but I'm not giving up. Thanks.


Maxwell Cox November 28, 1999

I am looking for the parents of Redden SWINDELL. He was born in 1808 in Swan Quarter, Hyde County, NC and died there in 1866. He married Mary CUTRELL before 1830. Thanks for any assistance.


Gary Mann July 3, 1999

Researching Cornelius SWINDELL 1832-1895. Looking for his birth and death date. His father was Silas SWINDELL (no dates) and mother Sarah (___?___). Cornelius married Britana Sadler GASKILL, daughter of Samuel Sadler and Bettie. No dates for either or her last name. Any help is appreciated.


Robert K. Williams October 9, 2000

While searching Williams gravesites at the Cherry Hill Cemetery in Greenville, NC, I found a gravesite of a C.A. SWINDELL, M.D. b. Sept 12, 1853...d. Apr. 8, 1884. Wife Bettie WILLIAMS, b. Sept. 17, 1856...d. Aug. 20, 1916. Anyone have any connections ???


Jimmy Nell Meadors July 10, 2000

My husband Charles is descended from Caleb SWINDELL of Hyde County thru his son Peleg who moved from Hyde County to Macon County, TN, after 1840. Any information on the earlier SWINDELL's in this family line would be appreciated.


Lillian Martin January 16, 2002

I am searching for Nancy W. SWINDELL, b. Apr. 29, 1815 - d. Apr. 20, 1901 in La Grande, OR. She was married to Dr. Jeremiah BROWER, who was the Judge of Wayne Co., Iowa, and a leader in the Masonic Order. After Dr. BROWER died in 1875, she and her children went on the Oregon Trail to it's end in La Grande. She lived there until her death. She is my grandfather's Great-Grandmother. My own Aunt is named after her. I would so appreciate any information. She was very proud of her North Carolina heritage. Thank you.


Robert K. Williams June 9, 2004

My Grandfather was Theron Cleveland SWINDELL, older brother of Cecil B. SWINDELL.  I would like to find the children and grandchildren and relatives of Cecil B. SWINDELL.  My Mother is Julia Campbell Swindell.


Carolyn Easley April 14, 2004

I am looking for records of John SWINDLE who was married to Mary McPHERSON in Virginia about 1696 and who made a will in Hyde County BEFORE 1775. His son, John SWINDLE, Jr., was the Administrator.


William Brackett April 29, 2005

Looking for information on Samuel SWINDLE / SWINDELL who moved from Hyde Co. NC about 1790 to Bladen Co. NC. The area he lived in later became Columbus Co., NC. His son married Mary HOWE. The story is that Mary HOWE was the daughter of Job HOWE and that Samuel's property adjoined that of Job HOWE. I can locate an Arthur HOWE in Bladen Co. and I know he was Job's son. Does anyone know anything about this Samuel SWINDLE? Who was his wife? Samuels' son James SWINDLE moved on to Benton Co., Tennessee about 1830 and then to Alabama and Florida. James left sons in Humphries/Benton Co., TN who were my ancestors. There is also a John SWINDLE in Humphreys Co., TN about 1820 who was a Rev. War soldier and has a pension file there. His son was possibly Asa.  Is there a connection between John SWINDLE and Samuel SWINDLE?


Swindell Family June 27, 2005

Looking for any information on Fred and Claudia Swindell and their descendants. They were African American. We know they cam from Eastern North Carolina.


Mary Swindle Felder January 5, 2006

I would like to know anything you have on my great, great grandfather Peleg Spencer SWINDLE, born Feb 19 1798. His father was Job SWINDLE, born in Hyde Co and died in 1805.  Job's father was John SWINDLE/SWINDELL born in 1723 in Albemarle, Hyde County, NC and died in same county.  He had a estate sale submitted to September Court July 4 1772 by John Jr. indicating a large estate including 1800 acres. His father was also John SWINDLE/SWINDELL, born in Old Rappahannock, Farnham Parrish, Richmond, Co., VA in 1675/76 but he died in Hyde County, NC.  It says he had 1800 acres of land on North side of Lake Mattamuskeet in Hyde Co.  Some of his children besides John Jr. was Parker, Josiah, William, Caleb, Zedekiah and Abraham Swindle. Any information you can give me would be so helpful. I am putting together my fathers, Willard SWINDLE family history together.  Peleg moved to Allen Co., Kentucky and that's where my father's family picks up.  Thank you so much.


Gwen Cradle February 9, 2007

I am trying to locate information on a Robert SWINDELL?SWINDEL listed on the 1900 and 1910 census as being a sailor. I have not located him in any data base. Per chance, are there any researchers looking for him? Thank you.


Donna L Stickrod May 04, 2007

I am looking for a link between the SWINDELL family and the BRIDGEMAN family from Hyde County, NC. My great-grandfather's name was Rudolf Bridgeman SWINDELL. I am looking for the link between the families. Can anyone help me find where the SWINDELL's and the BRIDGEMAN's meet?


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