Author Archives: Taneya
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
Thanks to researcher and blogger Judith E. Bush, we now have online cemetery photos and transcriptions for some of the tombstones on the John Martin Franck homestead. Judith recently traveled to Jones County and took these photos while there. The listing can be located by going to Cemeteries –> Franck Homestead Cemetery. There are [...]
Thanks to contributor Jeannette Corcoran we have a few new obits added to the site. The new listings are here.
New page added w/ links to directories available online for free! So far, the time span covers 1903-1916, but I’ll remain on the lookout for additional content to add. You can find the page here.
Today the UNC Library announced the launch of a new digital collection from the UNC Southern Historical Collection. The SHC has digitized 35+ of their collections w/ emphasis on African-American interests. You can read the announcement online here. I’ve not had a chance to fully explore everything on the site (I’m sure that will [...]
I’ve added a new section for African-American resources. While there is currently only 1 link on the page, I do hope to be able to add more over time. The link that I have added is to a list of blacks who made deposits with the Freedman’s bank between 1865-1874, along with their parents’ names if [...]
Okay – this is a self-serving post, but it is because of my Koonce roots that I took on Jones County anyway! New on the Families page is a link to my site dedicated to Koonce genealogy. I launched the site a couple of weeks ago and intend it as a place to focus the [...]