Richmond County N. C. Queries January - December 2005
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Myrtle Bridges, Richmond County NCGenWeb Coordinator.
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December 12, 2005
Looking for information on William TERRY, born about 1744 in VA. died 20 March 1804 in Richmond
County, NC. He was buried at Terry Bridge Cemetery in Richmond County. Also, I would like to have
directions to Terry Bridge Cemetery. Ron Terry
November 24, 2005
Am inquiring into the Joseph Franklin MEACHAM line. He is my Great Grandfather, and, I understand,
used to be the Chief of Police of Rockingham at one time. Born 2/14/1868. Died 1/23/1931. Was
supposed to be married to an Ida, but I find this information puzzling...perhaps he married twice,
or 3 times. Buried in Eastside Cemetery in Rockingham. Father of Ruby, Mae Ellen, and Charles MEACHAM,
but there could be more. Mae Ellen is my grandmother, born in 1895, died 1972. Buried in Richfield
Memorial Park. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Deborah Cote Deitz
HOOKS / HENRY / WARNER / DOCKERY / MEACHAM / PATRICK
November 18, 2005
I am currently trying to trace the lineage of my HOOKS family in Rockingham, NC.
Joseph B. HOOKS, Sr.
Married: 1st: Della HENRY 2nd: Ruby MEACHAM
Joseph Franklin HOOKS b.1896 Thelma HOOKS
Bessie Hooks WARNER Sarah Hooks PATRICK
Stella Hooks DOCKERY
Joseph Franklin HOOKS, Jr. Is the father of:
Mildred Hooks Coté, born 1915, died 1971 (my mother)
Mary Evelyn Hooks Davis
Ruth Hooks Malossi
Joseph Richard Hooks (died August, 2005)
Betty Lou Hooks Lee(died 2003, Mt. Gilead, NC). Any information about this line of Hooks will be
greatly appreciated. Deborah Cote Deitz
November 18, 2005
John UNDERWOOD, a mulatto, was born in Richmond County, NC, on November 18, 1804. He was a plowboy in
1812 and later married Louisa Kennihorn on December 1826, in NC. He moved to Linton Township, Vigo
County, Pimento, IN, April 30, 1841. He purchased and farmed 100+ acres of land in Pimento, IN.
He returned to NC for a visit between 1865-68 and brought his elderly mother back to IN. I have
been trying to find the names of both of John's parents. John's mother is not listed on the IN
census; therefore, I am uncertain when she died. She is not listed in the Underwood Cemetery
records, and no other record of her exists here in IN. John is my great-great grandfather. Any
assistance you can give me will be deeply appreciated. Wynona Batton
November 10, 2005
Would like any information on the DEAS'S of Richmond County. Thank you. Tom Deas
709 N Gilmer Rd Pontotoc, Ms. 38863 6624895928
HERRING / HINSON
November 05, 2005
Loftin H. HERRING and Minnie Mae HINSON were both living in Rockingham in the 1920's. Minnie
was born there and I assume they married there about 1927 or 1928. I have been trying to find
a marriage license for them, but with no luck so far. They are my grandfather and grandmother.
Both have passed away now. Any info greatly appreciated. Wanda Porter
HASTY / LOVIN
November 01, 2005
I am interested in determining who my gg grandmother's parents were. Margaret Catherine HASTY
was married to William R. LOVIN in Richmond County in 1850. I think her father was Thomas
HASTY but am not sure. I saw that Thomas and Nancy HASTY were divorced in 1849. Can I get
a copy of that divorce action to see if the children are mentioned? Clifford Lovin
OLD ROBERDEL ROAD HIGH SCHOOL
October 23, 2005
I am trying to locate pictures of the old Roberdel Rd. High School. It is still located behind the
Meth. Church at Roberdel. It is owned by Mike Currie. If you can find any information about this will
you please pass it on to us. Everybody that we talk to don't remember that it was back there. His
Mother and my mother who was a Spivey went to school there. All of their sisters and brothers attended
it too. Thank you in advance. Virginia Currie (910) 895-8378
STOGNER / GAY
October 04, 2005
Looking for the parents of Louis Henry STOGNER, b. 13 Mar 1860; d. 31 Aug 1927, Richmond Co., NC.
Louis married abt 1885 to Sarah Emma GAY, b. 17 Jan 1869; d. 4 Feb 1943, Richmond Co., NC.
Children of Louis Henry and Sarah Emma are: Beulah F. (b. Feb 1886), Daniel M. (b. Apr 1887), Leller M.
(b. Dec 1888), Herman Grady (b. Jan 1891), Minnie (b. Jul 1893), Mattie Gay (b.Nov 1895), Henry Claude
(b. Dec 1898), Virginia (b. abt 1901), James Breece (b. abt 1903), Franklin A. (b. abt 1906), and Branson
Covington STOGNER (b. 23 Dec 1908, d. 4 Sep 1983).
Not knowing who his parents are, I am unable to trace his census before 1900, Rockingham, NC. Louis H.
STOGNER is listed in this census as "Deputy US Marshall". In 1910 he is in Wolf Pit Township,
Richmond County as a "Saleman". By 1920 he is in Cumberland County as a "Farmer".
He and his spouse. Sarah Emma GAY are buried Eastside Cemetery, Rockingham, Richmond Co., NC.
Thank you, in advance, for any information you may wish to share. Patricia Sistare
August 18, 2005
I am searching for additional information on Valentin BROCK listed in the 1790 census of
Richmond County. I have reason to believe he is the same Valentin BROCK that entered the
US at Philadelphia, Pa from Germany in 1751. Any additional info would be appreciated.
July 29, 2005
I am searching for info on a John M. SMITH who I believe was a sherrif in Richmond County.
If you have any info on him I would greatly appreciate it. I believe it would be between 1820-1875.
Thanks in advance. Effie Pernell
WATKINS / COLE
July 19, 2005
Does anyone have any information about the maiden name of Henry WATKINS's
2nd wife Jincy/ Jensey. They were married abt 1842/43 after the death of
Henry's first wife Rachel COLE in 1840 in Richmond Co. Would like to find
someone who could tell us how many children that Rachel COLE and Henry
WATKINS had before she died. Joan Clark
WATKINS / COLE
July 19, 2005
Were the sisters Agatha and Elizabeth WATKINS both married to Francis COLE
who died and left a will in Richmond Co NC in 1818. He names his little
grandaughter Betsy, Aggie COLE's daughter.
A Cole researcher has indicated that Francis first married Agatha Watkins
and she died. He then married Elizabeth Watkins her younger sister.
Any information will be appreciated. Joan Clark
GIBSON / WATSON
July 05, 2005
I need help finding where Samuel GIBSON b-abt 1819 and died abt 1893 Richmond Co. NC. and his wife
Sarah WATSON GIBSON b-abt 1824 and died abt 1897 Richmond Co. NC. are buried. I have been looking
for them along time with no luck and I feel sure they are somewhere between Rockingham, NC. and Ellerbe,
NC. They are not listed in the Richmond Co. Cem Transcription project, so they are maybe in some field
or pasture somewhere. Samuel enlisted 19 Mar 1862 at the age of 43 into Company E. 52nd. Regt. NC Troops.
( The Richmond Regulators ) Mustered in on 28 Apr 1862 in the Civil War. I would like to put a marker on
his grave if I could find it. Thank you for any help, F. M. Gibson
WEBB / USSERY
June 29, 2005
I'm looking for information about a Henrietta A. WEBB, b. Jan. 9, 1806 in Richmond County,
NC, and d. Feb. 1, 1863 in Hardeman County, TN. She married a Welcome USSERY, b. July 15, 1807
in Montgomery County, NC, and d. April 22, 1859 in Hardeman Co., TN. The family was in Tennessee
I've found much on the USSERYs, but am desperately trying to find info on Henrietta WEBB. I've
had no luck at all. Surely there were other WEBBs in the area at this time. I have reason to
believe she was a full-blooded Indian, too. Can anyone confirm this? Would appreciate any info
at all. Please e-mail me direct at Brad Campbell York, Alabama. Thank you!
JENKINS / COCHRAM / SNEED / THOMPSON / MEACHAM
June 10, 2005
I am searching for Abner JENKINS, born 1781 in Richmond Co., NC. It is thought that his father could
be John Jenkins who married Nancy?. He mentions a son Abner in his will.
Abner had 4 wives (we think) #1 Mary (Polly) COCHRAM; #2 Mary SNEED; #3 ?; #4 Elizabeth THOMPSON.
I know that the Cochran(m), Jenkins, Thompsons were near the Meachams and these families all married into
My line goes back through Susanna Jenkins mrd Wm R. Mitchum (MEACHAM) Abner Jenkins her father. If you
have any information on him/them, I would certainly appreciate it if you will contact me. Thanks Judy Beck
June 03, 2005
I am searching for the family of John Henry WALSH of Richmond County, Wolf Pit TS, NC. He was
b. 9 Jan 1836 in SC and d. 27 Jul 1907 in Rockingham, NC. On the 1900 census, he is listed as
County Supervisor of Ed. He does not have an estate listed in your book nor is there indication
that he owned land on the 1900 census, it is blank. He and his family may have lived in the Wolf
Pit TS since around 1872. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you. Troy Welch, Decatur, AL
KNIGHT / BRITT
May 16, 2005
I am looking for any information on the family of Moses KNIGHT (1763-1836). He lived in Wolfpit
District from at least 1800 until his death. I have his military pension records, which names his
surviving children, but have had trouble tracing some of them.
I am descended through his daughter Elizabeth, who married Caleb Curtis, and moved to GA. Elizabeth's
daughter, Frances married David Britt KNIGHT. I believe David, also known as Britt KNIGHT was related,
probably a cousin. Who was his father?
I know this family was close to the BRITT family, and the name Britt is still carried in our family,
but have never found a marriage connection.Brenda Knight Smith
BOWERS / SMITH
May 12, 2005
I am looking for any information on the BOWERS family in Ellerbe. My grandfather's name was
William Edger BOWERS and my grandmother's name was Lena Mae BOWERS (maiden name SMITH). I have
found tons of information on my grandmother but I cannot seem to find out much on my granfather.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Robert Gillis
McINNIS / McRAE / CURRIE
March 28, 2005
I am/have been looking for death/burial or any other information on my G-G-G-Grandfather - Malcom McINNIS
Last I have on him is the 1870 Richmond County; Mineral Springs Township; entry where he was 64 years old.
Living with him at the time was his wife - Margaret (Ray) and two daughters: Mary Ann and Jennett. His
occupation was listed as Farmer.
In the 1860 Richmond County; Steeles District entry he was listed as 53 years old. Living with him at the
time was his wife - Margaret (Ray) and two daughters: Mary Ann and Jennett. His occupation was listed as
County School Teacher.
In the 1850 Richmond County; Rockingham District he was listed as 43 years old. Living with him at the time
was his wife - Margaret (Ray), his son (My G-G-Grandfather) Samuel McINNIS and three daughters Mary Ann,
Jennett and Margaret. His occupation was again listed as School Teacher.
Samuel married Catherine McRAE in 1856 and immediately left for Barbour County, Alabama where they first
appear in the Pea River Presbyterian Church records in 1857. Samuel's membership was transferred to
Pea River by letter from Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church. As an added note - in the 1870 Barbour County,
Alabama census Samuel's Mother-in-law - Flora MCRAE (Wife of Hugh MCRAE who died in NC) and Aunt - Isabelle
CURRIE (Wife of Daniel CURRIE) was living with him. I thank everyone in advance for their assistance in
this endeavor. Regards, Ken McInnis 8139 Greenwich Road, Catlett, Virginia 20119
March 26, 2005
I am searching for info. on John BLUE who I am told came from Scotland and settled on Mountain Creek in
Richmond County. Does anyone have any info. on this man or about Mountain Creek. His wife and parents
at this time remain unknown however he came to NC with four brothers Archibald, Daniel, Dugald, and
Peter O. Any info. would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Brandy Blue
March 19, 2005
In search of the maiden name of Lamelia? who married James P SMITH. Lamelia was born May 1814
according to the 1900 census. In this census she states both parents were born in Scotland.
Perhaps the first names of her children will provide some clues: Malcolm "Make", Arthur, Elizabeth
Rachel, William F, Simeon, Thomas Gibson, Margaret Ann, Jane M, Charles W.
Please if you have wills, deeds, Bible, journals and there is a Lamelia b.
in Scotland, this could be her. Any help is greatly appreciated as this is
a major brick wall for me. Sharon & Alex Davis
March 03, 2005
I am trying to locate Hebron Cemetery in Richmond County, NC. Several of my relatives are buried
there and I would like to know where in the county it is located. Thank you for any help you can offer.
MURPHY / McCORMICK
January 20, 2005
Seeking information on William H. MURPHY who was listed in the 1870 Census for Stewartsville District
as a grocer. At the time, he was age 30 and married to Harriet, age 26. He had two children, Hallie and
Archibald. He is listed many times as a Justice of the Peace in ESTATE RECORDS OF RICHMOND COUNTY, NC
by Myrtle Bridges. He also inherited property from the estate of Catherine McCORMICK when her brother,
John M. McCORMICK, renounced his right to the estate. Catherine had an Aunt Margaret MURPHY living with
her at one time and I am wondering if William was Margaret's son. Any help would be most appreciated.
December 28, 2004
I am seeking information on my great grandparents, Martha and William or Bill ELLERBE of Richmond
County in the Piney Grove area I do not have birth date or death information. I would like to know
also Martha's maiden name. I have been told that she was of the Cherokee tribe. please tell me
where I can get information. They had 3 daughters Alice Ellerbe-Simmons, Mary Ellerbe-Steele and
Nan, I am not sure what her married name was. Thank You. Alice Simmons-Baker
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