Author Archives: Taneya

ANDREWS, Daniel (d. 1848)

By | November 7, 2012

The following death notice for Daniel ANDREWS appeared in the May 13, 1848 issue of the Raleigh Register newspaper.

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ASKEW, John (d. 1848)

By | November 7, 2012

The following death notice appeared in the May 13, 1848 issue of the Raleigh Register newspaper. John ASKEW was 35 years old.

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KOONCE – George & Alice Pension Request

By | February 5, 2012

Old slave darkies a Pension and if such is facts why then we hope that we are in time to meet the benefits of such.  Yours respectfully,  Geo. Jones junior & Annie Koonce P.O. Tuckahoe Jones Co. NC Received Jan 4, 1898 Source: Correspondence and Case Files of the Bureau of Pensions Pertaining to the Ex-Slave Pension […]

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Pre-1914 Cemetery Transcriptions

By | January 14, 2012

In the 1930’s and 1940’s, the workers of the Works Progress Administration (now called the Works Projects Administration) set out to record burial information for cemeteries across the state.  These records have now been added online by the NC State Archives and State Library of NC. The survey includes listings for the following cemeteries.  Do […]

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Philyaw Cemetery (aka Jones Cemetery)

By | December 12, 2011

Philyaw Cemetery (as listed on numerous death certificates), is now called the “Jones Family Cemetery”.  It is located on NC Highway 41 in Comfort, NC; Behind brick house with circle drive; Three giant oak in midst of cemetery. Surveyed by Brenda Craft Hardy and Lynda Lewis Frisch – June 2011 Bishop, Barney W. b. Sep., 1827 […]

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Shivar Cemetery

By | December 6, 2011

Survey completed December 2011 by  Lynda Lewis Frisch & Brenda Craft Hardy.

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Slave Names Mentioned in Jones County Wills

By | July 31, 2011

Thanks to the work of a volunteer contributor, we now have on the site a list of slave names mentioned in Jones County wills from 1778-1868.   The wills were abstracted by Zae Hargett Gwynn and published in 1998 in what is now a very important reference work for Jones County researchers. The list has […]

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New Cemetery Link: Banks Cemetery

By | November 2, 2010

Thanks to fellow researcher Richard Phillips for sharing cemetery photos he took on a recent trip through Jones County.  Near 10 Mile Fork Rd and Ben Banks Rd he saw tombstones in the distance and decided to take a look.   I’ve added a link to his blog post from the Cemeteries page.   You […]

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Graveyard of Capt. Michael Koonce

By | August 29, 2010

Yours truly researchers the Koonce families of Jones and surrounding counties.  Many Koonce researchers are either descended from or are interested in, Capt. Michael Koonce and his family. Researcher & Koonce descendant, Claude Thomas Hardison Jr. recently visited the area for the 300th Celebration in Craven County and sought out the gravesite of the family. […]

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