Richmond County N. C. Queries
September through December 2001

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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

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

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 Bethune STEWART.

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

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

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

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. Sondra Nicholson    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 people Donald Hunter   October 27, 2001

Hello All, 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. Dave   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? Jim Strickland   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!!! Steve Bailey   October 1, 2001

Looking for information on Benjamin Long, father of Elisha T. Long. Any information reference his ancestors will be appreciated. Virginia Long   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. Cindy Hyman   September 13, 2001

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

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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