Richmond County N. C. Queries      January - December 2009

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SINGLETON / MULKEY    January 09, 2011
We are seeking descendants of Henry Frank SINGLETON and wife, Olive MULKEY, of Rockingham, Richmond Co. N.C.    
Both are buried in the Northam Cem. Rockingham, N.C. Please contact Nelle Rowland or Bobby Reeves

BEASLEY / SNEAD/SNEED    December 09, 2009
I'm looking for several ancestors, but mainly information on a marriage of Dianah Beasley b.1812 d.1886. Her 
father was Daniel Beasley. Or the birth certificate for her son, John E. Snead b. Oct. 30, 1836 d Oct. 1, 1886, 
it should list his father and we can't find out for sure about him. How would I find this info.? They all lived 
in Richmond County along with the Sneads. She supposedly married an Absalom snead in 1839, but already had this son 
James E. Snead when she married him and rumor is he was from her prior husband, maybe a Daniel who was a brother 
of her new husband. He obviously died between the time the will of her daddy Daniel Beasley was made Jan. 29, 1829, 
since at that time he mentions Dianah in his will, although not spelled right, and Daniel Snead is a witness. Absalom 
and Dianah came to Ga. and then Al. I know where James E. Snead is buried and his wife Harriet. He was a civil war 
veteran and he's my grt grt granfather. He's buried in Forney, Al. I'd love to know where Absalom is buried. Also 
like to have proof of who Absalom that married Dianah's father is, so I can go up the line with it.  Thanks. Please 
email or call  Rhonda Morgan Gilreath 256-475-5388 

MASK    November 03, 2009
I am trying to gather information on John Dudley Mask. I have heard two diferent stories about where he was 
from, my dad said he was from the mountains and my aunt said from the eastern part of the state. I talked to
my aunt a week before she passed, she told me he came from Fayetteville. Both tell the same story of a tavern 
fight and a death, then he left town to avoid the law.  I have census records of John Mask in Montgomery Co. 
at age 18 in 1850. In the 1870 census he was in Montgomery Co. married with children. John was born 11/22/1832. 
I know the 1870 census is the right person but not positive about the 1850. If both people are the same, the 
fight would have been before 1850. I don't know if there is anything you or anyone in your team can do to help 
me but I would appricate any help that I get. Steve Maske Hickory, N.C.

MCKENZIE / MACKENZIE / GIBSON    November 03, 2009
My name is Tom Nelson and I am a very amateur genealogist doing work for a friend of mine, Walt McKenzie of 
Lenexa, Kansas. I just received an obituary for the patriarch of the family - John Bennett McKenzie - who died 
in 1868 at age 91(!).  Here is part of that obit:
"He was born near Rockingham, in Richmond county, North Carolina, on the 15th day of March, 1777, eight months 
after the Declaration of the Independence of the United States. In 1805 he was married in the same County to 
Agnes Gibson, who was just ten years his junior, and who died November 6th, 1867, after living with her husband 
for sixty-two years.

In the year 1809 John McKenzie and his faithful wife left North Carolina and emigrated to the State of Kentucky, 
settling near Bowling Green ...".
And that's all I know about the North Carolina years for this family. His parents were said to have emigrated from 
Scotland, possibly Edinburgh, in 1776. I have no idea of their names - or the spelling of their names - but the 
mother's maiden name could possibly be "Bennett" as this name was given to certain descendants of the couple.
If anyone can shed some light and help me "break through the brick wall" on this history, I would be most appreciative. 
Thank you.   Tom Nelson

PHILLIPS    October 17, 2009
My name is George W. PHILLIPS and I am looking for info for Samuel W PHILLIPS b 1815 in Richmond County.  
I have his  wife as Margaret  (Marjery J) b 1830 in Richmond County.  Please give any help you may have. 
Thank You, George Phillips

MATTHEWS / McDONALD    October 17, 2009
I am researching Thomas and Mary MATTHEWS, daughter Sara married James McDONALD by 1761. I have information 
I would be glad to share. Ruth M. Scruggs

LIVINGSTON    October 17, 2009
Hello, My name is Jewel Brown and I have Livingston ancestors.  I found a Duncan Livingston in the 1790 
census for Richmond County North Carolina.  I do a lot of work on the Clan Livingston site for family 
members who left Scotland and came to the US.  We are interested in Duncan or D.D.Livingston who settled 
in Richmond County. Would you have any information.  I have information on one of D.D Livingston's son, 
Hugh who was married to Mary Gibson which I found on the census but am interested in his father D. D. Duncan.   
Could you be of any help or offer any suggestions? Respectfullly, Jewel Brown

GIBSON    July 25, 2009
Much has been written about their first son Stephen Pate GIBSON and some about Nathaniel P GIBSON, Jr.  
Is there anyone out there who descends from the other eight children?  John GIBSON b 1831, Elizabeth 1832, 
Nancy Ann 1833, Daniel 1838, Mary, 1839, Frances 1841, Hannah, 1846, and Honor b Nov 9, 1848. 

Honor GIBSON in 1870 Richmond Co, NC census, was living separately from Nathaniel GIBSON with Frances, Hannah, 
Honor and  Daniel age 3.  Nathaniel GIBSON was living in  household with Permelia WOODWARD and two of her children.  
Nathaniel GIBSON does not show in the 1880 census.  Is he the Nathaniel who died in 1878 and willed his property to 
W P GIBSON?  Where is he buried?  Not with Honor GIBSON his wife, Honor GIBSON his daughter, or Nathaniel P GIBSON, Jr 
who are all buried at Beaverdam cemetery.

Please share your research on these GIBSONS, let's discuss the pros and cons.  
We may all learn something. Zelia Cline

ROSS    July 11, 2009
I am looking for information on the hanging of Lucius Melvin ROSS in the township of Mineral Springs, Richmond County, NC.  
This occurred sometime between August 4-15, 1926.  Could someone please advise me where to look for more information.  Could 
there be a newspaper article regarding this and if so, which newspaper?  Also, wouldn't there be a police report of some kind 
and where could I get a copy of this?  I have a copy of the death certificate.  This man was from Durham County, NC and was not 
a resident of Richmond Co.  I appreciate any information anyone could provide. Marie Cooke

WADE / WYATT / McDOWELL    June 16, 2009
Searching for information regarding burial and marriage records for my WADE family ancestors--
gggg grandfather-Horatio H. WADE, died 1816, and his wife-Sarah Wyatt WADE----my ggg grandparents----
Edwin WADE--died 1863, and his wife Mary ??? (could be McDowell, they named a son, Edwin McDowell Wade).  
They were residents of  Bostick Mills, Fair Ground District,Richmond Co., North Carolina in 1860 census-had 
formerly been residents in Black Jack district in earlier census records..  They were residents and left 
wills in Richmond Co., NC.   Looking for marriage information on Edwin Wade and Mary married about 1820. 
Barbara Brown

McFARLAND / SMITH    June 03, 2009
Seeking more info on the parents of Lamelia MCFARLAND.  She was born about 1814 in Moore County.  
Was married to James P SMITH of Richmond County.  Need will, deed, Bible record that shows her parents.  
I am thinking it may have been Malcolm MCFARLAND.  Any help is appreciated. Sharon Broward Davis

Do you know if anyone may have any old pictures of the Ashley Chapel Cemetery? We have two 
aunts buried there. One has a headstone and the other one doesn't. We would like to get a 
headstone for Rose Marie ALLEN (Rosa May Allen) but we don't know which side she buried on 
of her sister Edna Ruth ALLEN. I understand that there use to be a metal marker that the 
funeral home put down but it is gone now. That is the reason I'm wonder if anyone has any 
old pictures of the cemetery.  Thanks, Darrell Allen

McINNIS    May 20, 2009
My name is John M McINNIS Jr. from Orange Beach, Alabama. While trying to trace my family tree 
I hit a roadblock with Hector McINNIS born in Rockingham Feb 10, 1801. He married Jennette McINNIS a 
daughter of Murdock and Sallie Bethune McINNIS. I cannot find any more information on Hector. Do you 
have resources that will help my efforts?  Thanks, John McInnis

QUICK / MANLEY / BOTTOMS    May 03, 2009
I am searching for information on the families of Robert William QUICK and his wife, Elizabeth GWYNN.  
I know that they had a son, John Thomas QUICK Sr, my great grandfather.  John T. QUICK Sr was born 
15 Sep 1886 in Gibson, NC, which I believe was still part of Richmond County at the time.  John and 
his wife, Laura MANLEY of Michigan, lived in York County, SC in 1920.  They had two children 
John Thomas QUICK, Jr (my grandfather) and Ester Emma QUICK BOTTOMS.  John T. QUICK Sr, Laura MANLEY QUICK, 
and John QUICK Jr are buried in Pineview Cemetery in Rocky Mount, NC.  Any information on the QUICK and GWYNN 
families would be greatly appreciated. Trey Matthews  Nashville, NC.
PS: I wanted to give you an update on my (above) query.  The info I have found is below.  I pieced most of it 
together from census records, etc on, as well as a little help fom Milly Baker, who responded 
to a query I posted on another site.  Some of the cemetery records on your site contain several of these 
people too.  The file on "The Descendants of George Wright" contributed to your site by Alan Mason Stubbs 
also contains info on this family, with many Unknown first names.  The section on the "Descendants of 
Isaac Williamson" does also.  I believe that I have filled in some of those gaps.  Most of the people below 
lived in or around Richmond Co, NC for most of their life time.  I'll be glad to give you more info on 
siblings, etc if you like.
William Robert QUICK, Jr., son of William Robert QUICK (1830 - 1879) and Mary SMITH (1840 - 9 Jun 1916)
b. 13 Oct 1861, NC
d. 18 Jun 1934, Rock Hill, SC
m. 1 - Elizabeth GWYNN
            1. John Thomas QUICK, Sr (15 Sep 1886 - 13 Aug 1860) m. Laura Manley
m. 2 - Annie BRIGMAN (17 Sep 1871 - 12 Apr 1842, dau of John BRIGMAN and Mary BALLARD)
            1. Ila May QUICK
*William R. QUICK, Sr is the son of David QUICK (1795 - ).  William served in Co A, 13 Batt, 
NC Light Artillery during the Civil War.
*Mary SMITH is daughter of James B. SMITH (of Ireland) and Lydia WRIGHT (1804 - 28 Dec 1872, 
dau of William and Lydia WRIGHT)
*William R. QUICK and Mary SMITH had several other children in addition to William R. QUICK, JR

ROBINSON    March 04, 2009
Hello, I am trying to find the location of Charles ROBINSON, possibly Col. Charles Robinson, 
his house being in northwest Richmond County near Montgomery County. His home was listed on a tour 
in 1951 when the house was owned by W.W. Tucker. Thank you, Dianne Robinson

ROBERTSON / LAMAR    February 26, 2009
My Grandfather was Sydney Stuart ROBERTSON. His Mother was Minnie Mae LAMAR.  I saw a single line 
on Google that referred to Minnie Mae's father as Jesse Lamar who is supposed to be buried in 
Ellerbee, NC.  I am unable to locate any information.  I would love to find his death records.  
I would like to know Minnie's mother's name and both of her grandparents, if possible.  Minnie Mae 
has also shown up in Native American listings.  Since there are many Native Americans living in 
and near Ellerbee, this seems likely.  I am looking for verification and the geneology that proves 
those ties.  If you have any information of any of these persons, please, let me know.  
Thank you.  Cydnee Joe Lowe Dozier

CAMPBELL / PATE    February 15, 2009
Alex. CAMPBELL and Sally PATE married around 1820. At this time they must have lived around 
Gibson, NC near the site of the Pate Cemetery. Two of their children, Philip and Alexander (Sandy) 
were born in NC in 1822 and 1827 before they moved to McKenzie, TN (the hub of a tri-county area 
including Carroll, Weakley, and Henry counties). Two more children were born to them there - Daniel 
(b. 1832 TN) and Margaret Ann (b. 1835 TN). Sally PATE was the daughter of Stephen PATE and Honor 
SWEENEY PATE. Of all the CAMPBELL's in Richmond County in 1820, Daniel CAMPBELL looks like the most 
likely father of Alex. CAMPBELL but I cannot prove this. If you have any relevamt information, please 
let me know. Larry Campbell Go to Campbell Family Website for more details. 

MORTON / USSERY    November 07, 2008
Greenberry MORTON b. in 1804 married Winnifred USSERY b. 1804 probably in Richmond County.  They 
were living in Richmond County for the 1830 census before moving to Randolph County Alabama by the 1840 
census.  Greenberry's full name we believe is Samuel Greenberry Morton.  Winnifred's father was Robert 
USSERY and there is a lot of information out there on the Usserys but none of us have ever been able to 
find parents of Greenberry MORTON.  Surely there are people still living in the area that just may be able 
to connect Greenberry to some of their Morton ancestors.  Greenberry was a potter in the pottery business 
as was the Robert USSERY family that migrated to Alabama with him.  Greenberry is listed in most of the 
censuses as Green Morton.  I am hoping that some of you have a family Bible or something with my ggg 
grandfather listed in it. Lynda Kendrick of Tenn

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