Richmond County N. C. Queries      January - December 2003

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My name is David GROOMS.  I am from Scoltand County NC.  I am doing reseach on my GROOMS family line. 
I know where Stewardsville Cemetery is at.  My question is this.  Where is Stewards Cemetery in Scotland 
County NC?  In my research my Great Great Grandmother Mary Jane _______ ? Grooms' death was in 1907 - 
the wife of William M. Grooms) Mary is buried in the Stewards Cemetery in Scotland County NC.  Mary was 
listed on the Scotland County NC 1900 Census record living with her son Evander Grooms in Springhill 

Also I descend from The CHANCE line from Richmond County NC.  My Great Great Great Grandmother was 
Ann Eliza CHANCE birth 12/1828 - She might have been the daughter of Samuel Chance & Judith Terry - 
CHANCE  ???????  Ann Eliza married Peter GRANT - birth 07/1827.  Peter Grant was supposingly the 
brother of Jeremiah, John G. & Barnabas GRANT who were loyal unionists- they were the sons of Malachi 
and Penelope GRANT.  Peter and Ann E. owned land in Smithville Township/ its boundaries set on SC/NC - 
Osborn NC.  Peter and Ann Eliza are found on the 1860 Marlboro County SC census records with 3 children: 
Archie - who married Martha J. WILLIAMS, Sarah Jane - who married Henry Thomas LEVINER, Drucilla - who 
married Malachi PEAVY.  Any help you can give me would be Greatly Appreciated.   
Thanks For your Help, David Grooms in Scotland County.

McNEILL   November 29, 2003

I am searching for any information on Hector McNEILL.  Hector was the son of Neil McNEILL that died 
in Richmond County in 1826.  He had a brother Gilbert and sisters, Margaret and Nancy.  I believe 
his mother was Catherine.  Can this query be posted on the Richmond County quiries?  I am in hope 
that this Hector is my 3rd great grandfather who was born on 12/12/1785.  Please accept my thanks 
in advance for your help. Donald A. McNeill

CLARK / MOORMAN   November 29, 2003

I am searching the CLARK family of Louisa Co, VA.  Francis Clark and wife Cordelia Lanf(k)ford, among 
their children, had Sarah who married Thomas Moreland or Moreman or MOORMAN.  The Clark family sailed 
from England to Barbados in the 1600s with the Moorman family. The younger members of the family moved 
to NC about 1750, including Sarah and Thomas Moreman, probably with her brothers, Joseph, Francis, 
Christopher, Isaac, and Benjamin, locating on the Pee Dee in Anson Co, NC.  Joseph had farms in Louisa, 
VA and Anson Co NC and had a son, Beverly, whom he willed part of his NC lands. Christopher and wife 
Elizabeth Stone lived, farmed, owned fisheries, boats, and mastered ships; Isaac and Francis with wife 
Christiana Stone returned to VA after a stay.  Christopher had two sons in Anson, Joseph and Francis.  
Sarah and Thomas Moreman are found in Quaker records.  Did Thomas Moreman have a NC will or other 
information. Thomas Gilbert

ADAMS / GRAHAM   November 4, 2003

I am originally from Hamlet, NC, given name Romulus Marion ADAMS IV...I can find the name back to the 
original Romulus Marion ADAMS (1868-1935) who married Annie GRAHAM (1877-1967) I think, but cannot find 
further (ie birth parents)...trying to go back to the 1600's...where is the best source to look? thanks!
John Adams

FORD / PAUL / SHEPARD   November 1, 2003

I am looking for any research that has been done on the Family of Thomas FORD who is buried in 
Zion Methodist cemetary.  He was my great grandfather and I want to find out who his brothers and sisters 
were.  I know some but some married into the PAUL family and several married into the SHEPARD family.  My 
great grandfather was Thomas Ford who married Martha SHEPARD and his father and mother was Jacob and Hannah 
FORD. Teressa Beavers

WATSON   October 30, 2003

I an seeking 3 brothers who came I beleave to Richmond Co, NC  in 1800. One returned to Scotland 
married and returned with his wife. They were James, william, Robert WATSON. My aunt in Cherokee Co., AL 
said her greatfather had gone back to Scotland when she was a little girl and was gone 2 weeks. Said he 
took a ship. Ships came up river to Rome Ga. Think she misunderstood.I think he went to Richmond Co.
(Scotland Co., NC) I am 70 and she told me that when I was young and she was old. 

While I was in the service between 1951-54. My dad Robert Daniel Watson received a letter from someone in 
NC inviting him to a family reunion.Said he was part of that fanily.He could not remember where in NC it 
was.So someone,somewhere in NC knows our family if they still keep up with it. Of the 3 Brothers Robert 
was ours. Also it was said one went to Texas,Robert (my side) to Cherokee Nation ( Al side ) It was said 
the one who stayed in NC had 99 slaves.never got to 100. ! born,1 died. Don't much beleave that but what
was always told. Still can't find my records. Appreciate any help I can get. Tom Watson


The web site Richmond County Estate Record of Isaac Armstrong is no longer available, but 
James Armstrong's is available. I am related to many of the people in the estate records. 
ELIZA JANE BOSTICK were my GGraand Parents. I am also related to ISAAC EWING as GGGGrandparent 
from my family information. I can only assume I am related to JOHN ALLRED & AMELIA ARMSTRONG 
as GGGrandparent. It would seem from the Estate Records that Elizabeth Allred & James Armstrong 
were fist cousins & could not have been legally married.  There are of course other Elizabeth Allred's. 
I don't know how to determine my lineage back past Isaac Allred. Can anyone help me. James Allred (Aldred)

PRIDGEN / STOGNER   October 6, 2003

My Mother's name was Mary Margaret PRIDGEN and was graduated from Rockingham High School in 
Richmond County in the early 1930's I believe.  She was married to Thurmon Lee STOGNER of 
Rockingham.  I have been to Rockingham for research but never found anything on the school.  
Are there any records available in the library or elsewhere?  Mother has Alzheimer's and has 
no memory of the correct year and I was just trying to find what I could.  I hope to get back 
to Rockingham for further research at some point and wondered where I might look. Thank you for 
any help. Jane Sogner Thompson

LAMPLEY   September 17, 2003

I have copies of Richmond County Apprentice bonds for four LAMPLEY Children 
dated 4, 1798. I need information on  the procedure of granting such bonds, 
specifically would the court be given the authority to grant same if a(the) 
parent(s) were alive? 

Would there be other documents or information other than the bond itself? Was 
there a legal procedure to terminate the apprentice status at the attainment 
of age 21? Any information or reference to written material would be helpful...
Thank you, Bobbie Sue Honour

HOWARD / KEETON / McCALL / McLAURIN   September 15, 2003

Share information on Neill MCLAURIN, b. Richmond (Scotland) Aug 1, 1892, to Duncan and Catherine 
McLaurin McLaurin, m. Jane MCCALL, d. Lauderdale Co, MS Feb 19, 1856. Also Mary MCLAURIN, daughter 
of Neill and Jane, m. John KEETON, d. Lauderdale Co., MS 1875. Also John Roy McLaurin,son of Neill 
and Jane, b. Apr 19, 1819, Richmond (Scotland) Co., m. Amanda Patience Howard, d. Sep 26, 1885 in 
Lauderdale Co., MS.  William S. Smith

McCALL / McFARLAND   September 15, 2003

Share information on Daniel McCALL, b. c. 1750, Argyllshire, Scotland, m. Mary McFARLAND, died after 1803 in 
Richmond (Scotland) Co. William S. Smith

GRAHAM / HALL / STROTHER   September 15, 2003

George GRAHAM was born 1781 and died in 1856  in Richmond Co. NC He married Sarah HALL abt.1816.  
Sarah (1797-1870)  & George lived in Stewartsville what is now Scotland Co. There were 
7 Children that were listed in George's will: Peter, Calvin, William C., George H., Moranza Ann, 
James Hall, & Henry P.GRAHAM. After the war Peter(1817-1878) moved to Columbia Co., FL, Calvin 
moved sooner to Robeson Co. NC, William C. moved to Waller Co. TX, George H. stayed on the land. 
Moranza's husband James GRAHAM ( I don't know his father) died in the war as did James Hall GRAHAM, 
and Henry P. GRAHAM.  I am searching for George GRAHAM and Sarah Hall GRAHAM's parents, also 
Peter GRAHAM's wife Sarah Ann STROTHER's(1820-1895) parents of Marlboro Co. SC. Will exchange 
information. I have descendants of George and Sarah. Thanks, Sally Cole


I'm very interested in whether the CAMERON & MORMON families intermarried, especially during 
the 1800-1860 time period. Also, WALLACE marrying into the COVINGTON/WALL/LEAK/TERRY families.

PATERSON / SHAW   September 2, 2003

I am searching for information about John and Mary PATERSON SHAW who were married in Richmond 
County, NC 24 May 1802. They may be the John SHAW family listed in the 1810 Richmond County, NC 
census. Jo Deason Federspiel

GILLIS / TUCKER   August 10, 2003

The GILLIS family in the 1850 census of Richmond Co NC lists:  MALCOLM
age 7, JOHN GILLIS age 50.  Where did these people go?  I cannot find
them in Richmond or  neighboring counties.  Also daughter JANE, MARY, or
MARY JANE born aft 1850, may have md TUCKER.  I  have not found a
connection in the Richmond Co Records by Bridges, but there may be one. Martha Cofield

CROWSON   June 30, 2003

I am looking for information on John CROWSON, son of William Crowson & Comfort Littleton he was 
born before 1725 in Accomack County, VA but died in Richmond County, NC in 1780.  I would like 
to know who he married & when.  I would also like suggestion on where a record of this might exist.  
Thank you, Victoria Linker

HENRY / MCKINNON   June 30, 2003

Seeking any info on Henry H. HENRY who married Eliza Ann McKINNON on 6 Jan. 1859.  Have found them in 
the 1860, 1870, 1880 census of Richmond Co. NC; Mineral Springs Township.  Their children:  
Sarah: born ca. 1857 (Henry HENRY may have been married before) Sarah's age according to 1870 census 
was 13 yrs. old.
Colon Archibald HENRY:  born ca. 1860 married Mary Louise RUSSELL on 17 Dec. 1878  ( Were they divorced 
or did Colon die before their son Daniel Arch. HENRY was born in 1881.)
Frances Ann HENRY: born 1862; married John C. McKINNON in abt. 1890.  Two children: Florence McKINNON 
and Willie M. McKINNON (female)
Martin Alexander HENRY: born 1867; 
Any info or pics you may have and like to share would be greatly appreciated.  After the 1880 census 
it has become a dead end and I also cannot find Henry HENRY in 1850 census would love to know his and 
Eliza Ann McKINNON'S parents. My name is Carol McCall 

McINNIS   June 21, 2003

Seek info on g-grandmother Mary JACKSON McINNIS (Mrs. Murdock McINNIS) who died 1896 in Laurel Hill, 
Richmond County (Scotland County). Supposedly buried in Huckabee Cemetery. Anyone know where that is 
or where records would be?  Ida Mill is mentioned with her; don't know if family lived there or she 
worked there. Where can I find info on the mill or mill village or mill employees? Are there newspapers 
from that year? Haven't been able to find them at NC Archives/Library. Thank you. Sylvia

MCRAE   June 16, 2003

My name is John Wayne McRAE. My GGGGrandfather Christopher McRAE was a Patriot in the Revolution and 
owned land in Robson County . He bought land in Minturn ,SC, in 1805 ,died in 1813-1815. I recently had 
the pleasure to walk on his land in SC and visit with McRaes who still live on the land. My question is, 
there is a cemetery on NC 130 south of Maxton . It was late in the day and I ran out of film and darkness 
precluded me from writing down the names . There are 67 McRaes in the approximatelly 100 x 200 foot cemetery. 
The gentleman next door to the cemetery says its called the McClain or McLean Cemetery. It sets on west 
side of the road in a right hand curve..Do you have or know someone who has a list of the folks buired 
there. I live in Jacksonville, Florida and work full time. I spend my vacation time looking for cousins. 
Thanks for any help you can give, John McRae


Looking for information on Joseph THOMPSON born about 1817 and died between 1872-1880. Married first 
to Christian last name unknown. Second to Catherine Jane BLUE on April 9, 1853. He lived in Richmond 
County and had 10 children that I know of. Also any information on a Duncan THOMPSON born about 1846 
son of Joseph, married Catherine McDONALD. Ashley Thompson

CHAMBERS   May 18, 2003

Looking for any info on John P. CHAMBERS who was living in Richmond County in 1795.
I am researching the ALLEN--BROOKBANK--CHAMBERS-POE--LOWERY and PARRISH Families. Arnold Allen

GRAHAM   May 12, 2003

I'm seeking information on Alexander (1792-1872) and Calvin (1820-1869) GRAHAM, both born in NC and died 
in AL (Cherokee Co.); oral history says they came from Richmond/Scotland Co.; were in AL by 1840; both 
had wives born in SC. Need referral to genealogy society/genealogists familiar with Richmond/Scotland areas.
Pat Bulla

DAVIS / CURRIE / DAWKINS   May 04, 2003

I am trying to find information regarding, Lock DAVIS, the son of W. Gasten DAVIS & Jane ?. The family 
is enumerated in the 1880 U.S. Census, for Gray's Creek, Cumberland County, North Carolina. At some point 
they lived in Moore County, where my wife's grandmother, Dealie DAVIS, was born in 1886. Dealie was married 
in 1910, in Richmond County, to D. CURRIE, the son of Hector Blue CURRIE & Sarah Jane DAWKINS. Any help would 
be geatly appreciated. Thank you. Larry Johnson

WALLACE / LAMB    March 21, 2003
I think my g-g-grandfather was from Richmond Co. N.C. His name was James, no middle name. I do not his birth 
or death dates. I think he might be from the family of John WALLACE. William J. Stephen. I found a James 
WALLACE, son of Ranson WALLACE. Could Stephen, who married Obedance LAMB had a middle name of Ranson.  Your 
help would be greatly appreciated. I have some information on James. Estelle Norman

I have lost my family in NC. Maybe you can help. Roderick Campbell Chisholm b 1812 NC. Had a sister Janet 
and possibly a brother...William. He named his oldest daughter Harriet, and oldest son William Alexander 
"Sandy". This was my gggf and he was in La. by 1859. He was in Barbour Co. Al. in 1850 when her 
married Martha Taylor. He inherited estate of Janet McGilvray in Barbour. She was his aunt, but do not know 
how. Thanks for any help. Penny Daye

PARSONS    February 25, 2003
I am looking for a cousin, Elizabeth Gwyn Wolff, and her husband, Clarence PARSONS who are believed to have 
lived around Ellerbee in Richmond County from about 1925.  They had at least one child named Martha Gwyn 
PARSONS.  If anyone knows any of these folks please contact me. Glenna Hicks 

DAWKINS / NICHOLS    February 16, 2003
I am seeking information on the following surnames in the Richmond County area. Allen DAWKINS
(mid 1800s)(son name Abner)my g-grand father (Allen was a oversear at the mill in Springfield 
near Laurel Hill), John C NICHOLS (one son name Noah and dau. name Lucy who was my g-grandmother) 
The Nichols family had moved from Montgomery  County. Jim McPhatter

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