Richmond County N. C. Queries
January - March 2002

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I am trying to locate descendants of William HOGAN and Green HOGAN who were listed in the 1840 Census of Richmond Co., Steele District. Does anyone have a connection to either of these Hogan's. I think Green Hogan later moved to Virginia. Any help will be appreciated. Judy S. Fink, Goodview, Va.   March 28, 2002

Searching for parents and wife of John COLE who died and left a will in Richmond Co NC dated 1781 He names 6 boys 1. John 2 George Peter 4. Francis (my 4th gr grandfather) who married Elizabeth WATKINS daughter of William WATKINS and Keziah SNEAD 5. David 6 Edward There were 4 girls: 1. Elizabeth "Betsy" who married Jacob Perkins 2. Nancy 3 Sarah 4 Rachel John COLE names his wife and son John as excutors of his will, but he doesn't give his wife's name. In December of 1781 Rachel COLE and John COLE go to court in Richmond CO NC to prove the will. Is Rachel COLE the daughter or wife? Is there a COLE researcher with information about this family? Joan Clark   March 20, 2002

I'm trying to find information on Rufus KEATON and family. I am researching Virginia, Harrold, Robert, Mary and Eugene KEATON in Richmond Co. NC. Thanks, Vickie Keaton   March 18, 2002

I have recently traced family to the 1810 Richmond Co. census for a Richard WELCH. I would like to know if there are land, birth, or marriage records for Richard and his wife Martha. They were about 25 years old and had a boy, Lemuel who would have been under 5 at the time. So I would think a mariage record between 1800 and 1805, or a birth record of their son between 1805 and 1810. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Sue Welch   March 17, 2002

I am researching the McNAIR family, the family of my Great-grandmother, Caroline Virginia McNair, daughter of Murphy Calvin McNair, granddaughter of Malcolm P. McNair, g.grandaughter of John McNair and Catherine BUIE McNair. I was wondering if you have any information you could share with me on the McNair family of Richmond Co., NC. I have searched for their place of burial at the Richmond Co. website, but no luck. I have that Catherine and John are buried at Old Laurel Hill Cemetery in Richmond Co., NC. Would appreciate any suggestions or help that you could offer. Sincerely, Brady Wooten Kerr   6397 Loch Arbor Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542   March 2, 2002

I am searching for information on the family of JOHN McNAIR, born in Scotland in 1735 and died in Richmond Co., NC on 6-30-1819. He was married twice: First to JENNET SMYLIE and second to CATHERINE BUIE

John & Jennet's children:

Roderick McNair; b. Oct. 1764
Betsy McNair;b. Jan. 1766
Neill McNair;b. 1768

John & Catherine's Children:

Sara Ann (Sallie McNair); b.1773
Malcolm P. McNair; b. 8-26-1776

MALCOLM P. McNAIR married JENNET LITTLE and their children:

Eliza Jane McNair; b.1811
Katie Buie McNair; b.1812
Anna Bella McNair; b.Abt. 1813
Murphy Calvin McNair; b. 1818


Augustus McNair
Howard McNair
Jennie Elizabeth McNair
Maud Estelle McNair
Murphy McNair
Walter S. McNair
Malcolm Alexander McNair; 1849
Caroline Virginia McNair; 10-2-1850
Charles Bleck McNair; 1852
John Laurence McNair; b. 1852
Fred Nash McNair; b. 1867

From notes handed down to me, Malcolm P. McNair organized Laurel Hill Church in Richmond Co., NC in 1807 or 1808 and preached there for nineteen years. He is buried in the McFarland grave yard, in site of Laural Hill Church. The congregation erected a marble tombstone at his grave and the following is the inscription on his marker:

"Sacred To the Memory of Rev. Malcolm McNair, lave Pastor of the churches of Centre, Ashpole, Laurel Hill and Red Bluff, who departed this life on Sunday, 4th day of August, A.D. 1822, in the 46th year of his age and 20th of his Ministry:

A zealous advocate of sacred truth A pattern for old Abe, a guide fro youth, Mild, meek and patient, courteous and kind Of temper uniform; of solid mind. Modestly shrinking from man's vain applause, His counsel oft did comfort the forlorn Immanuel's image did his life adorn."

Thanks, Brady Wooten Kerr   6397 Loch Arbor Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542   March 2, 2002

My gggf is Henry Coleman BASS, born in (Richmond Co.) in 1820. I can find his parents and wondering if there are BASS households in the 1830 census with a 10 year old ? Can anyone help? Finest Regards, Tim Bass   February 28, 2002

I am looking for further info on the marraige bond for Edmund BAKER b 10/10/1776 SC? + Saley THORN. Marriage date was 10/22/1800 Richmond County North Carolina. George Slaughter was the Bondsman. I am having alot of trouble tying Saley to a THORN family. A daughter of this union (Massey bc1810 KY) also married a THORN from NC, believed to be related to Saley. Was this George SLAUGHTER related to the Col Slaughter of Rev War? Or was he possibly the same one. Any help is appreciated. Thanks Steve  February 25, 2002

My ancestors moved from Richmond County to NW Florida in th 1820s. I'm looking for any information on: Angus (b 1768 in Scotland) and Katherine ANDERSON: children: Archibald, Daniel and Nancy. John (b. 1865 in Scotland) Anderson and family. John and Angus were brothers and arrived in Richmond County in 1802. Thank you so much. Andy Anderson  February 10, 2002

I am trying to find some information about my great, great grandmother, Martha Webb CARR. Born in 184l in Rockingham, NC (the town, I think) and died in 1894. She was married to Harry James Carr, also from Rockingham. I have been told she was an American Indian, but I know nothing about her. Any information anyone can give me is greatly appreciated. Jayne Fort  February 07, 2002

I am trying to trace the ancestry of John Angus McDONALD. He is presently 84 and has Alzheimer so time is of the essence. His father, Hugh Allen McDONALD, and mother Elizabeth Costella WEBB, moved to Euchee Anna in Walton County,FL and are buried at the Euchee Valley Presbyterian Church there( it was once the largest in Florida). Many Scottish people came to this area from the Richmond, NC area. Hugh had a brother, Peter McDonald, sister, Sara McDonald WILKES, and maybe other siblings. John has no memory of a grandparent so I do not think they moved to Florida. John had three sisters, Bernice, Katherine, and Mary. He was the youngest. If you have any information or know of anyone that does, I would be very appreciative. I can't imagine anything greater than taking him back to visit the area where his ancestors lived and were buried. Thank you for any assistance. Sincerely, Betty Pleas Taylor Panama City, FL.  February 03, 2002

I am a descendant of Isaac MCLENDON, my GGG-grandfather, born about 1815 and died 1882 in Richmond County. He was married to a Caroline Wilson. From what I understand, Isaac MCLENDON was a son of Dennis MCLENDON and possibly Elizabeth DUMAS. It seems questionable about whether Dennis's wife was named Elizabeth. They all seemed to have lived near the Anson County line near the Pee Dee River and not far from the Montgomery County line. This area was part of Anson County before 1790 then became Richmond County. I'd love to hear from anybody related to these lines. Thanks!Lydia Sides.  February 01, 2002

Does anyone know if the DUMAS Cemetery still exists that is supposedly along Hwy. 109 in Richmond County near the Mangum Community. There was once a DUMAS Store near it and it is about 1 mile from the Anson County line and the Pee Dee River. DUMAS Ferry was also at the River near there. This was evidently "DUMAS" territory. I would love to have more to the exact location, such as how far it is from the highway if it is still there. Thanks for any information! Lydia Sides.  January 30, 2002

Recently I received in the snail mail a copy of Dr W W Millan's History of the McMillan Genealogy. The opening paragraph reads: "My ancestors, as the name plainly shows were Scottish. I can trace them as far back as Scotland - but no farther. My great Grand Father, Archibald McMILLAN # MURPHY (wife) emmigrated from the Highlands of Scotland, sometime about the year 1760. He settled in Richmond County, North Carolina.

He had two sons and daughters, as follows:

Malcolm McMillan (wife) Margaret Smith
Gilbert McMillan (wife) Unknown McKinnon
Unknown McMillan (husband) Chas. McKinnon
Flora McMillan (husband) Unknown McRea
Catherine McMillan (husband) Norman McLeod
Unknown McMillan (husband) Unknown McLeod
Unknown McMillan (husband) Unknown Buchanan"

I had been looking for this couple in Robeson Co. since this is where his brother and her sister, John McMillan and Catherine Murphy, settled.

Hector McMillan, son of Malcolm and Margaret, married Anna or Annie McMillan, daughter of the other couple, and this is the line that I come from. There is some information in Dr. McMillan's records on names of the children of this couple that does not agree what what I had been given or had found before. I'd love to hear from anyone from the family of Archibald McMillan and Margaret Murphy. Thanks, Mary Lander.  January 27, 2002

I am trying to locate where a couple of cemeteries are. I need better directions as I am hoping to visit them next month.

I will be in the Whiteville and Lumberton area of NC. SO if anyone get me from one of those towns it would be most appreciated. I am not familiar with the Marlboro area at all! This will be my first visit to Marlboro area.

If it is at all possible to get me from one cemetery to the other I would be so grateful! As much info about the surrounding would be of great value as well. I follow better with landmarks.. lol Thanks to YOU.

Rogers Cememtery , Marlboro Co., SC Is this in or near McColl, SC?
Brigman Cemetery, Marlboro, SC Take Hwy 38, to Hamlet, NC right on hwy S35-283; cemetery on dirt road to left about 2 miles in field.
Hubbard Cemetery, Marlboro, SC Take Hwy 38 towards Hamlet, right on Hwy 383, go about 1 1/2 miles, and left on dirt road, cemetery in the grove on left.
I then plan on going into Hamlet, Richmond Co., area as well. I have located a few of my ROSCOE and JUSTICE in these cemeteries and I hope to be able to capture some photos.

Also I have a couple of photos from a cemetery view.. IF anyone is VERY familiar with the looks of the cemetery I asked about, maybe you could email me and I can send you a scan copy. REMEMBER though the photos are old and not in the greatest shape. I am estimating around 1920s. THANKS to anyone that can help me. Diana.  January 21, 2002

John G. McKINNON married Phariby GARRETT in NC. In 1837 he and Phariby moved the family to Hancock Co Ga. and later to Randolph Co Ga. John was born 1779 in NC and Phariby was born in 1786 in NC. On Jan 19,1810 he got a passport to travel through the creek nation. Children were Hugh, Mary H, Frances, Sarah, John Garrett, Margret, Nelope, James Garrett, William Robert, and Macbeth these were all born in NC. Thanks, Paula Dean.  January 13, 2002

Searching for any information on Duncan or John McQUAGUE appearing on the 1779 Richmond Tax List. Also, Duncan or Peter McQUIG appearing in the 1790 Richmond Census. I am tracing my elusive McCAIG ancestors. Have back to William McCAIG, born 1775 in NC, wife named Hannah, oldest offspring born in TN, living in AL in 1850. Family known to travel with and intermarry with McDANIEL family. The McCAIG name has been spelled so many ways, according to what the record keeper heard, that it is mind boggling. Would appreciate any leads. Barb McCAIG Nannery.  January 7, 2002

I am trying to locate any info on my grandfather Henry Thomas CLARK whom I believe was born in Hamlet, N.C., or any of his ancesters. His brithdate was 04/27/1882 and he married Ada Eader GILLIAM, but I do not know when or where. Her brithdate was 05/05/1885, and again I have no further info. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated since this is all new to me and all I really have at the moment is curiosity and questions!!! Thank you very much, Geary Clark.  January 7, 2002

Lillie FRY(E) and Nannie ORMSBY were my g-grandmother's (Nora Bessie PITTMAN MORSE) sisters. When Bessie died in 1966, her obituary listed both her sisters residing in Rockingham, NC. Looking for Fry(e) and Ormsby relatives who may have info on the sisters and who they married, etc. Please contact Connie L. Ganz with any information. Thanks.  January 6, 2002

Catherine Ann CALHOUN was born in Richmond Co, NC abt 1830. She married William PATTERSON and died in Richmond Co between 1864 and 1866. If anyone has access to the 1860 or 1870 census I would appreciate a look-up to determine whether Catherine and William had any children. (By 1870, of course, William would either be living as a widower or may have re-married.)If possible, I would also appreciate knowing if the census tells William's place of birth and that of his parents, plus the area or district of Richmond Co in which Catherine and William lived. Thanks very much. Barry K. Hedden  January 4, 2002

I am looking for the FIRST wife of my John Bethune MARTIN. He was born about 1791 in Moore County, NC, in an area that may have been Bladen or Cumberland County at one time. He married (2nd) Nancy Hill Harris on August 24, 1824 in Montgomery Co. Before his marriage to Nancy Harris, John B. Martin had a son named Atlas Jones Martin, who was born December 22, 1820, North Carolina. Nancy Hill Harris is listed as his mother on all family records, but I do not see that it is possible. John and Nancy had a child soon after they were married and it was not Atlas Jones Martin, so his date of birth is not in question. The marriage date is in our family records and was found in Raleigh at the Archives in published marriages from a NC newspaper.

My John Martin was Clerk of County Court for Montgomery County (at Lawrenceville) in the 1820's and 1830's. His name appears on many documents as Jno. B. Martin, Esq. His brothers were Angus and Farquar Martin. His father was Murdock or Murdoch Martin. They were all involved in government and were friends and neighbors with a gentleman named Atlas Jones. Since John Martin's second marriage was published, I wonder if his first marriage (if they were married) was? If he was married to Atlas Martin's mother, it would have been in 1819 or 1820, I would assume, due to John B. Martin's age. Even then, he would only have been about 18 or 19 years of age.

John was born in America, but his parents were from Skye in Scotland. I'm thinking they would have used whatever "Scottish Naming Patterns" may have been in effect at that time. Why did J.B. Martin name his son Atlas Jones Martin, after Atlas Jones? Was A. J. Martin illegitimate? Was the mother estranged from her family and did she die during childbirth and therefore the child was not named after her father? From what little I have been able to gather, Atlas Jones was in between the age of John Martin and his father, Murdock Martin. I do not believe that my John Bethune Martin's son, Atlas Jones Martin, could have been the grandson of Atlas Jones. I have not ruled out a family connection between the families of John B. Martin and Atlas Jones, however.

I am very interested in burial records from Harmony Presbyterian Church, now Ellerbe Presbyterian Church, in Moore County; Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church, located on the border of Montgomery and Richmond Counties; Longstreet Presbyterian Church; Bensalem Church and the Old Scotch Graveyard in Moore County. These are the locations where most of my ancestors (that I have been able to find) attended church and/or are buried.

I don't expect anyone to produce my missing ancestor, but if any of you can offer hints, tips, suggestions, leads, etc. on how to go about searching for the first wife of John Martin from marriage records, church records, cemetery records, bastardy bonds, etc., I would appreciate ANYTHING!!! Are there census records for Moore and/or Montgomery County for 1820? I spent 2 days in Raleigh almost two years ago and was unable to find her, but it was my first trip to an Archive for genealogy research. If I could ever get back, I might know a little more about what to look for and where!?! Thanks so much for your help. Fredreica  December 20, 2001

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