Richmond County N. C. Queries
September through December 2001
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Thanks. I appreciate your help.
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
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
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
CURRIE / STEWART
I am looking for information on the parents and siblings of James Burder
CURRIE, b. 11 Oct 1852 in NC; d. 5 April 1925 in Richmond Co, NC. He was
married to Catherine L. STEWART (1865-1945). The two children I know about
both died very young: J. Croom Currie (1892-1893) and Daniel Currie
(1893-1895). Would appreciate any input.
Barry K. Hedden December 12, 2001
CALHOUN / MCINNIS / STEWART
In November 1828 Robeson County, NC, issued a bond for the marriage of
Daniel C. CALHOUN and Christian D. MCINNIS. Daniel was born bet. 1790 and
1800, location unknown, and died October 1838 in Richmond County, NC.
Christian was born abt 1795, location unknown, and died in April 1858,
Richmond County, NC. Daniel and Christian had two daughters. The first was
Catherine, who was born abt 1830, Richmond Co, and died childless bet. 1864
and 1866. She married William Patterson. The second was Mary Jane, born
August 31, 1832 and died February 15, 1892, Richmond Co, NC. She married
Malcolm Bethune STEWART, and they had three children: Anna Jane, Catherine,
and Robert L.
The life stories of these individuals are sad ones, filled with many
tragedies. I have a great deal of information about the succeeding
generations, but have been completely unable to learn anything about the
parents or siblings of Daniel C. CALHOUN, Christian D. MCINNIS, or Malcolm
While I mentioned that I do not know the birth locations of Daniel or
Christian, I do not believe they were first generation Americans. I am
convinced that their parents resided in NC. I also believe that Daniel had
a younger brother or cousin named John Calhoun, not to be confused with John
C. Calhoun, the SC statesman.
Malcolm served in Co E 38th NC Inf, CSA, and was wounded in the leg at
Frayser's Farm, VA in 1862. Malcolm may have had a relative (a brother?)
named Alexander Stewart.
If any one can add any information at all, I would be most grateful.
Barry K. Hedden December 10, 2001
I am searching for information on John MOLLOY b: 1726 probably in Ireland but
lived on the Isle of Jura, Argyll Co., Scotland prior to migrating to NC abt
1760. John reportedly lived in Robeson (and perhaps Richmond) and Cumberland Counties and died abt
1804 in that area.
John had 5 children:
Angus b: abt 1745
Charles b: 10 May 1753
Cathrine b: abt 1756
John b: 24 December 1757
Elizabeth b: abt 1759
All were born in Argyll Co., Scotland.
I would like to contact anyone who might have any knowledge of John Molloy
or any of his descendants. Best Regards Roy Eastes Gulfport, MS
December 9, 2001
MORSE / SANFORD / O'BRIEN / PITTMAN
Researching: Rockingham, NC: Sherrod Thomas MORSE (b. abt. 1856, d. June 1931) m.
Lillie Ann SANFORD (b. April 24, 1860; d. Jan.20, 19__)
Lillie Ann SANFORD was daughter of John W. SANFORD (b. Sep. 6, 1814; d.
May 8, 1897) and Virginia O'BRIEN (b. June 1, 1828; d. Dec. 3, 1899)
Need more data especially on Morse lineage, including my "branch" through
Sherrod Lee MORSE, son of Sherrod Thomas MORSE and Lillie Ann Sanford.
Sherrod Lee MORSE m. Nora Bessie PITTMAN. Sherrod Lee Morse was the
brother of prominent Rockingham businessman, E.B. MORSE, whose elderly
daughter is still living in Rockingham, but has no helpful data.
Sherrod Lee MORSE and Nora Bessie PITTMAN had six children: Bessie Lee,
Edna Shirley, Louis, Coy, Myrtle Ruth, and Wallace (Lynn) Morse.
Please contact with any information.
Thank you. Connie Ganz 4181 Sunset Drive
Lake Oswego, OR 97035 503-534-3176
December 7, 2001
PHILLIPS / HARBERT
Looking for info on Solomon PHILLIPS who married Priscilla HARBERT on 04
Feburary, 1801 in Richmond Co., NC. Esp looking for their children or
any info about SOLOMON. Thanks, Robert S. Phillips
November 20, 2001
ROBINSON / ROBESON / ROBERSON
I am also researching the Robinson/Robeson/Roberson family that was in Richmond Co. during that same time
period. My particular emphasis is on Luke and wife Christian Ussery Robinson. My next interest is in
their oldest son John who married Lydia Brinn and lived in Richmond Co. until he migrated to GA sometime
in the 1790s. Thanks, Jean McCullough
November 7, 2001
I am looking for the parents and siblings of a Capt. Alexander G. NICHOLSON, b. in Richmond Co., NC in
1810 and died in Kemper Co., MS. in 1862. Thanks for any help.
November 4, 2001
Hi! I'm looking for information on a McNEILL family that included five brothers (I think) - John, Neil,
Daniel, William, and Hector. I think they also had a sister, Margaret. Their parents were William and
Mary Cameron McNeill. William's father was (I believe) named Hector. These five brothers ended up in
Hinds County Mississippi (except for Hector who ended up in Meridian, MS). I think they were born in
Richmond county, although I think that their father, William, and their grandfather, Hector, were from
Scotland. These McNeills were closely entertwined with the Goodwins, and to some extent, the McLaurins
and Wrights. I also think they spent some time in Marlborough Co., SC. I think the brother, Daniel,
was married to a woman named Nancy. John was married to Virginia Stubbs. Neil was married to
Emily W. Goodwin. I don't know about William or Hector. I would appreciate any help or information.
Thank you, Danyelle McNeill Fletcher
November 1, 2001
I am looking for William Ephraim HUNTER b. 1777 of Pee Dee area of Anson Co., but it seems that alot
of his family may have been from the Richmond Co. area. Several
of his grandchildren from Harry A. HUNTER and Melinda McKAY
were born in Richmond Co. I know there are some Hunter families
there until middle 1800s. Some married into Covington, LeFeavor
families.Also Ephraim's wife was Sarah Elizabeth Crocker b. 1779
and there are Crockers married into Liles, and Covington families,
in the same time period of 1777-1850s. Ephraim and Sarah Hunter were
Elijah b.1810, Martha(m. Green W. Dunn), Eliza Mary(mrs. Robert H. Martin),
Harry A, and Anne P.(m. Edmond D. Ingram). Sarah lived with
Anne and her husband until she died after 1870. They lived
on Ephraim and Sarah property and farmed it. Any information on these
October 27, 2001
I'm looking for a ROGERS family (I don't have parent's names). They might have
lived in Anson, Brunswick,
Buncombe, Mecklenburg, Richmond, Robeson or Rutherford county in the late
1800's. They had a son William born in
1796 and a son Joel born in 1798. I'm not sure if there were more brothers or
sisters. I know that William married Mary
Mitchell and had children: A son, Williamson b. Jul 15, 1817 in Muscogee Co.,
GA He married Elizabeth J. Colson in 1844 in Muscogee Co. GA. And daughter,
Amanda Melinda b. May 7, 1822 in GA. She married Francis Clark McElvy in
Muscogee Co., GA.
Joel (my ggggrandfather) married Sally Norred Sept. 26, 1822 in Bibb Co., AL and
they had children: Marshall P. B. 1825 in AL, William b. 1826 in AL, James b.
1828 in TN, George b. 1830 in TN and Caroline b. 1838 in MI.
If you know who the parents were and if they lived in any of these counties, any
information would be appreciated. I have run into a brick wall.
Thank You Very Much. Eileen Rogers Mullins
October 21, 2001
I am trying to locate information on William Riley HENRY who was born in
Richmond county about 1812. He married Jane "Jincy" Skinner, also of
Richmond county. They had several children born in Richmond Co. including
my g.g.grandfather, James Thomas HENRY, born Dec. 27, 1836.
October 21, 2001
Looking for information on Aris LUNSFORD, who was in Richmond County, North Carolina between 1800 and 1840.
He married Sally Matthews in 1800. This family later believed to be in Dyer County, Tennessee. Any help
would be appreciated. Debbie Lunsford Yates
October 10, 2001
Does anyone know if the early Richmond County Court records have ever been published in book
form? If so, where can I obtain a copy?
October 1, 2001
Could someone do a lookup for me & tell me if there is a death
certificate at the Register of Deeds at Rockingham for Annie Tyler MARSH who
is supposed to have died in 1940 in Richmond County,NC. Her husband was
Grant MARSH & he died in Chesterfield County,SC in 1934. Grant was buried at
Old Brock's Mill Cemetery in Chesterfield County,SC. I hope the death
certificate is at Rockingham & I hope it will tell me where she is buried &
where she was born & tell me who her parents were. The Marsh Family lived in
the Wallace Community of Marlboro County,SC but I can't find much on them in
SC so I am guessing they lived soooo close to the State line that a lot of
their business was done on the Richmond County,NC side. I hope someone can
locate this death certificate & maybe the info on it will lead me in the
right direction. Was the Marsh/Tyler name a Richmond County name?? Thanks!!!
October 1, 2001
Looking for information on Benjamin Long, father of Elisha T. Long.
Any information reference his ancestors will be appreciated.
September 23, 2001
I am trying to find Lewis Conner's parents. Lewis was born in South Carolina Sept. 15, 1781 and
married Margaret McClaren who was from Scotland. There is a Thomas and a Lewis CONNER who I believe were
brothers and fought in the Rev. War under Capt. Samuel Wise in 1775 from South Carolina. Thomas was a member
of the First Council of Safety of the Revolutionary War. Thomas was 24 in 1775 and Lewis was 18, same year.
I believe there is a connection but can't find it. Thank you for any help you can give me.
September 13, 2001
HOWARD / KEETON / McCALL / McLAURIN
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
September 6, 2001
McCALL / McFARLAND
Share information on Daniel McCALL, b. c. 1750, Argyllshire, Scotland, m. Mary McFARLAND, died after 1803 in
Richmond (Scotland) Co. William S. Smith
September 6, 2001
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