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Looking for information on the CHAMBERS family, Thomas and William, that came to Rockingham county in the 1700's. interested in the movements of John Chambers ( 13th NC, co K) who returned home after parole in march 1865. The next official record of him is in SC in 1880. w. chambers

Interested in any information on the MICHAEL COFFER, or other Coffers, mentioned in Rockingham County deeds in late 1780s. Had land in vicinity of Troublesome Creek and Jacobs Creek. This may be same Michael Coffer who left a will in Rockingham dtd. 23 Jun 1804. The will named wife Margaret and sons Michael, Robert, Thomas and John. Michael Marshall

Looking for descendants of William Joseph EANES, or Arthur Joseph EANES. David Richardson

I am researching William Hall & Frances Key who were married in Rockingham Co. in 1824. Frances is the daughter of Garland & Rebecca Key. Garland is probably the son of Thomas & Mary Key, who were early early settlers in Rockingham Co. William & Frances were part of a group that went to Henry Co., TN, about 1830. I would like to hear from anyone who is researching the Hall or Key families or has any information about them. Thank you. Corinne Lawson

I would love to have my email address and family names listed on the site for queries. Here are the names I am researching: Willson (Wilson), William, son of Willson(Wilson), Charles and Roach, Nancy; Charles son of Willson(Wilson), Archie and Saunders, Mary. Harris, Swananoah daughter of Harris, Cicero and Crosby, Fannie. Stanley, Martha Etta daughter of Stanley, Miles Alexander and Lucinda Eliz. Scarlet; Lucinda daughter of Scarlet, William and Wright, Mary Ann. Any and all info related to these names is greatly appreciated.

Need information about ROBERT HAMILTON (HAMPTON) LEGRAND b.10-16-1848 d.?s/o John LeGrand and ELMIRA H.? ROBINSON m. DICY JANE BALDWIN d/o William Baldwin & Margaret Jane McAuley. ROBERT H LEGRAND May have lived in Montgomery County. Wife is buried in Baldwin Family Cemetery near Pekin NC. Need information about JOHN LEGRAND b. abt.1826 m. ELMIRA ROBINSON b. 12-30-1827 d/o WILLIAM ROBINSON & LUCY HARRIS....Wanting to follow the LEGRAND family line. Jean Ann LeGrand

Looking for information on the Cobler Family of Rockingham Co., No. Twsp L, NC. Nicholas COBLER was born 14 Jan. 1814, in NC. His father's name could have been Frederick who served in the Rev. War and came from VA. From 1830 thru 1850 census I find Nicholas along with (1830) Frederick, James, John, and Thomas; (1840) Elijaha, Frederick, James, and Thomas; (1850 - twsp changes to Western) James, Albert, Elijah, Fred, Thomas and Very (spelling is questioned). In 1848, Nicholas married Matilda RUSSELL in PA, from there they moved on to MN where they lived in Olmsted County. He died in 1901. Nicholas and Matilda had several children: Lugenia Dena, Frances Cathron, Adeline, Martin James, Alice Etta, Eva Wennefred and John Smith. Any help locating the Cobler Family would be greatly appreciated.

Velda I am researching George Washington WARDand Minerva COLLINS who married in Rockingham Co.,NC in 1838. His parents were George W.WARD and Chloe CHATHAM who married in Caswell Co., NC in 1801. Was her father William COLLINS who appears on the 1830 Rockingham Co., NC census or perhaps John COLLINS from the same census? Will appreciate any correspondence with any other descendants from either family. Ida Madison

Need a copy of will of Nance SETTLE who died in Rockingham County 1806. Need list of children. Thank you. Stephanie Tayloe

I am looking to correspond with anyone who may be from the MARTINS of Rockingham County, NC. It appears the Ancestor of some of the MARTIN's is ANDREW MARTIN who was married to ESTHER. Andrew's will was probated in 1805. He listed sons; WALTER MARTIN, ANDREW MARTIN, and ROBERT MARTIN, the latter 2 being deceased, and a daughter AGNES MARTIN. I am descended From WALTER and JANE MARTIN. Walter died in 1817 and left the following issue;
Sons; Andrew, Robert, William and Abraham. Daus; Agnes Johnston, Mary Carter, Easther, Isabel, Ellenour and Rachel.

I do know that most of these Children of Walter and Jane moved to Henry Co., Tn and were early settlers there. Most did not even marry until they arrived there or somewhere between NC and Henry County, but the marriage records have not been located. Andrew, Robert and Abraham married to sisters, all WARNICKS, and resided in Henry County. Ellenour and Rachel both married LEMONDS and resided in Henry County, where they both died. Anyone researching these lines or any of the Martins in Rockingham County, please contact me so we can sort out all of the Martins in Rockingham County. Thanks! Joel H. Hutto

Looking for info on any WILLIS family descendants that have ancestors from the ROCKINGHAM COUNTY area. Thanks. Teressa Hasty

Looking for a source for information as to the place where my ancestors are buried in Rockingham Co.? My fourth great-grandfather, Garland KEY, died there in 1816. He had several brothers that lived there, too. Milton Key

James LOWE was listed in the Rockingham Co. census of 1810. Does anyone know the names of his spouse or children? I think he may have been my ggggrandfather. Any information will be helpful. Thanks. Ruth Bloom

TAYLOR, CANADY - In June 1816 in Rockingham Co NC, William CANADY sold to John CRAWFORD 50 acres on the southeast side of Hogan's Creek adjoining John RICE, James D. TAYLOR, John WINDSOR and John NANCE. This land was "formerly belonging to Joseph TAYLOR deceased". How did William CANADY (born ca 1782 in VA, died 1862 Rockingham Co NC, wife Elizabeth ___) come to own this land? Thank you. Lin Van Buren

I am looking for information on Abner WILLIS who is listed in the 1850 census. I believe he lived in Leaksville or what is now Eden in Rockingham County. At the same address, there was a Joseph and Susan who were brother and sister who never married and remained at the family farm until death. Abner is only listed in the 1850 census. I need verification that he is indeed listed and any other info from the census. If anyone knows anything about this family mentioned, I would greatly appreciate it. The WILLIS home was supposedly still standing in 1987 and there is a small graveyard behind it. Thanks for reading my query. Teressa Willis Hasty

Franklin FUQUAY a stone mason from Rockingham County, N.C. Franklin was born around 1835, he was belived to have been married to Elizabeth (poss) last name of TERRY born 1840. They lived in Hogan's Creek Township in the 1860. Does anyone have more info on my Gggrandmother and Gggrandfather. Othe connections: Fuquay, Hill, Ewing, Leonard Thanks in advance Brenda Judd, Bunnell Florida

I am for searching for info. on Paschall JOLLY who was buried in the Wright/Richardson's cemetery in Rockingham, CO., NC. He was a son-in-law to Jonathan HOPKINS who lived there in the 1820-1840s. Thanks, Thad Grimshaw

I am researching the FOY and WEBSTER families in Rockingham County and keep coming across the same first name, Pleasant. I have never seen this name before except in this group. I have seen it at least four times, all were male and all lived in the early to mid 1800s. Does anyone know if there was someone famous in Rockingham County, perhaps a Revolutionary War hero, who was named "Pleasant?" Karen Foy

GERRINGER/ GARRINGER decendants are said to be in Rockingham County. Some changed the name to GARNER and went to Stokes County.

I am searching for information on Nathaniel GUERIN. He married Mary "Polly" ? His daughter is Jane Guerin b. 1794 in Rockingham Co., NC. Jane married John STOKES on 20 Dec 1814. Any information will be appreciated. Thank you, Jeannine Wiley

Seeking information on HIGHFILL/HIGHFIELD/HIFIL in Rockingham County in the 1700's. Specifically, I'm trying the locate Bennet(t) HIGHFILL/HIGHFIELD/HIFIL. Dwight Highfill

Seeking information regarding CHARLES WALTER LOVELACE, b. 3/3/1861 in Surry Co., NC, married BETTY LOU THACKER, b. 6/27/1862 in Rockingham Co., NC. Married approximately 1879 in Rockingham Co., NC. Parents of Betty Lou Thacker were CHESLEY THACKER and EDITH LOUIZA GROGAN. Please e-mail

I am searching for any information on Martin Allen COBLER (born Rockingham Co. 6 Dec. 1829) or his father Christopher COBLER (born Rockingham Co. 1796). I am searching in particular for the name of Martin's mother/Christopher's wife, but would appreciate any info about the family. Please contact Ken Cobler at

I am looking for information on the OAKLEY family from Rockingham Co., NC. Susannah CARDWELL of Wilkes Co., NC married a Mr. Oakley. Is there any additional information on Mr. Oakley?

Lily, (birth name unknown) 30yrs. had been married to a Thomas HUGHES 60yrs. of Alamance Co. They are together in the 1870 census. They had a child Catherine 1 year old then. Who raised Lily (?) What name is on the marriage record to Thomas HUGHES? Lily HUGHES married again when Thomas HUGHES died...GROOM-Azariah WALKER 60yrs., son of John and Elizabeth WALKER of Rockingham Co. BRIDE-Lily HUGHES 35yrs., of Caswell Co.parents Unknown. MARRIED-by Alfred WALKER,J.P. at the residence of groom in Williamsbury, 28 September 1876. Azariah WALKERS mother was still living at this time. Where were John and Elizabeth WALKER from? Would like to hear from anyone connected to this family. Doreen Carlson

A relative of mine is descended from Wm Sadler WILLIAMS and his wife Isabella Caroline MILLS Williams (she sent me a photo of her). I know that he came from possibly Rockingham Co, NC and was born in 1828. My question is was he a son of Samuel and Nancy Williams who came from Rockingham Co, NC also? What leads me to believe that is a graveside service photo of Kate Padgett in 1915. Kate was the daughter of Robert C. PADGETT and Isabella Frances Williams (d/o Wm S. Williams). Jeremiah Williams s/o of Samuel and Nancy Williams is in this photo. The photo was given to me by a granddaughter-in- law of Jeremiah Williams. Any leads would be greatly appreciated. These Williamses settled in Grayson.

Rachel MARTIN d/o ROBERT MARTIN and Martha of Rockingham Co., married GEORGE BROACH of Person Co. May 18, 1811. They along with her brothers Robert and John moved to Georgia sometime between 1820 and 1830. I need to know if Rachel and George lived in Rockingham Co. in 1820. Any Information would be appreciated. Jeanie in Savannah, GA

I am seeking the names of the children of James CASS(CAST)(CASSE) b.1739 in Cottingham, Enagland, d.1816, Iredell Co. North Carolina, married to Nancy MOODY. James was shangheid by the British Navy at 7 yrs old and made to work as a powder monkey aboard ship. He jumped ship in Philadelphis about 1760 and lived with Presbyterian farmers NE of the city before migrating to Guilford or Rockingham Co. North Carolina. He then moved to Salisbury District of Iredell Co. Nc, where he and Nancy had 13 children. What I am seeking is the names of the 13 children of James and Nancy. Thanks, Jim Cast of Oklahoma

William CANADY was b c1782 in VA & d intestate shortly before 22 Aug 1862, when probate papers were filed in Rockingham Co NC naming his heirs-at-law. His widow was Elizabeth CANADY; where and when did he marry her, and what was her maiden surname? His six children were Absalom CANADY, Joseph CANADY, Nathan CANADY, Sarah Jane CANADY COBB [wife of Private Livingston G. COBB who was to die the following year of wounds sustained in the Battle of Gettysburg], Rebecca CANADY [m 1837 Elijah G. RICE, predeceased her father] and Nancy CANADY [m 1837 William SAUNDERS, also predeceased her father]. Who were this William CANADY's parents and siblings? Was he related to the John CANADY b c1798 who m 1828 Elizabeth BOSWELL or to the Joel CANADY b 1750s who appears in the 1830 US Census in adjacent Caswell Co NC aged 70-80 years? Was he related to the James CANADY who m 1804 or 1814 Sina WHALEBONE or WELLBORN or WILBOURNE or to the William CANADY or CASADY who m 1808 N. [Nancy?] WILLBURN in 1808 and/or the William CANADY who m 1820 E. [Elizabeth?] MOSELEY? Thank you for any help at all! Lin Van Buren

Richard L. APPLE married Jane P. MURRAY on 12 Dec 1854 in Rockingham County, NC. In 1870 census they were still living in Rockingham County with daughters Mary Ellen and Lucy. 80-year old Jane Murray, thought to be Jane's mother, was living with them also. Seeking ancestors of both Richard and Jane P. Jack D. Stevens

I am seeking any information regarding Elijah GROGAN and Sarah (or Sally) O'DELL (or ODLE), who were married on December 25, 1860 in Rockingham County. All I have is the marriage date and the names of their children - I would like any information available regarding their birthdates, and names of their parents and siblings. I have information regarding another Elijah Grogan who was born around 1769 in Rowan County and died around 1841 in Rockingham County, but have found no ties between that Elijah and the one I am seeking information on. (Elijah and Sarah are my wife's g-g-grandparents)
David Arnold

Seeking any information about John SHROPSHIRE, b. ca. 1765 in Rockingham County. Raymond Shirley

I am reasearching familys who lived in Rockingham and Stokes the late 1800 to early 1900 by the names of HENRY KIMMONS; JOHN HICKMAN; MARY COX; and NANCY GOINS any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated. C.O. SIGMON

Looking for info concenring the DABBS family of Rockingham Co., NC. James M. YANCEY married Ann R DABBS - June 1833 - Rockingham Co., NC. Should you have any information concerning the DABBS family of Rockingham Co., NC, Please contact: Dennis Yancey

Looking for any information on Richins BRIMM, Joseph BRIMM, James Richard BRIMM!!! Please contact me if you have any information about these families. I believe they are all related - like grandfather, father and son. They all lived in Rockingham County from at least 1800 to 1840. Need help getting information.

I am looking for relatives of a Frances TILLEY SMITH who died in Rockingham County and is buried in Reidsville's Greenview Cemetary I think in the 1920's. She lived with a daughter there by the last name of BUSSELL. Thank you, Denise Wood

I am seeking information on Wm. M. RASCO(E). He has a will dated 1892 in Rockingham Co. He married first Mary TATE. Second Nancy WALKER. Their son Walter Newton Rasco is my grandfather b. May 17 1877. He came to NW Mo. in the late 1800's with an uncle, Sanders Rasco. I think Wm.s parents were John Rasco(e) and Martha "Patsy" PLEASANT. John's parents I rhink were Arthur Rasco(e) and Mary "Polly" WEEDEN. I would appreciate any information anyone could send me. Joyce Rasco Brandon

I am looking for information on the family of ANNA SAMS, my g.grandmother. She married Christopher WRIGHT in Rockingham Co. on March 28, 1835. Our family oral tradition has it that she was Cherokee Indian. Can anyone verify that for me? Thanks for any info. JoAnn

I am researching information on James STRANGE Sr. family. He died in 1785 in Rockingham Co. N. C. I am interested in the line through his son Owen born about 1755. Berniece W.Millsaps

I have been told that there is a will left by Philip LARREMORE naming his six children said will supposed to be in Rockingham CO, NC 1800. the children were: Richard, James (mine) Mary, Memory, Philip and Caty. these children supposedly all went to Green Co., KY and were md. there I have the marriage for James to his second wife Martha BENNINGFIELD would appreciate any help available on this family Thanks for this chance to inquire. Milly

I am seeking any info. about a Samuel SHELTON/CHILTON, b 1755 or earlier. He was listed in the Rockingham County 1800 Census as follows.
one male 45 and over
one female 45 and over
2 males under age 10
2 males age 10 to 16
2 females age 10 to 16
I am trying to find out if this Samuel may be the father of my gggg grandfather Samuel Chilton b 1792 lived in Rockingham County NC. Richard Chilton

Told by the family that all records burned in the Rockingham Co. Court House My Father is Davie HOPKINS of Alamance Co., son of Grover Hopkins of Al. Co, son of Martin (P) Pleas Hopkins and Sarah CHRISMON Hopkins of Rockingham Co. Martin P was married twice the first time to Mary Jane DIAMOND. My trail ends there. Thank for any help somone may be able to give. Denise Hopkins Voiles

WILLIAM HOLT, formerly of Surry County, held land in Rockingham County and died there before 1803. His land was divided among his widow, ANN --, sons BIRD (bn 1760s, ISAAC (bn1770s), NATHANIEL, and EDWARD Holt (bn1790s). WHO WAS WILLIAM's FATHER? William is thought by some to be the son of AMBROSE HOLT, Sr (1724-1810+), but was not. Ambrose' son, William, died in Wilkes County, NC between 1796 - 1803, when his land on Kings Creek was divided among his children: AMBROSE, JR.; BENJAMIN; daughter ELLENDER/ELEANOR HOLT IN 1803. Any data appreciated. I have other HOLT information to share. Jackie

Looking for Joel WALKER and wife Sally BASS, with a son named Benjamin born in 1805 in Rockingham Co., N.C. Benjamin moved to St. Charles Co., Mo. about 1830 and married a Julia MCROBERTS of Lincoln Co., Va. Thanks, Jim

Looking for informtionon my ggrandfather, James Richard BRIM, born abt 1825 in Rockingham Co., NC. Believe his mother's name was Mary, maiden name unknown. Believe his brothers/sisters names were: E. L., Frances, Cisero, Mary and a Mary E.
Claudia Marzullo

I am looking for information for an Arthur MORROW. He first shows up in the Rockingham Federal census between 1810 - 1840. He was married to a Helen BLAIN and had at least two sons; James Linn and Arthur Blain, and one daughter; Martha Wilson. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Sam Morrow

Dora E. JOHNSON b 12 May 1864 Alamance Co. NC, m. Charles WEBSTER c 1879. Dora's mother was Nancy Lou JOHNSON and father was believed to be David BREEDLOVE, both of Alamance Co. NC. Need death date of Dora Johnson WEBSTER. According to Mack JOHNSON, deceased, Eden, NC, Dora died in Eden. Also need children of Dora and Charles. Will be glad to share my JOHNSON information and would like to correspond with any descendants of Doras.
Peggy Rudd McAndrew

I am seeking information about the family of my g-g-grandfather, Thomas R.(?) STONE who was born in Rockingham County around 1830. He moved to Person County and married Priscilla HENDERSON of Caswell County around 1849. He entered the Confederate army in March 1863 and died in Richmond VA in January 1864. I have been unable to find anything about his parents and/or siblings. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank You. Don Holt
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I'm trying to search for the ancestors (or any info on) Jeremiah STEGALL. Other family names that may have been together are WRIGHT, & CASE. Michael J. Godshalk

I am searching for Luke and Sarah DYER whose daughter Zipporah DYER was born in Rockingham December 26, 1789. This family were probably Baptist. I would like to have the names of Baptist churces in this time frame. Robert J. Neveaux

I need information on the GOINSTOWN area of NW Rockingham Co. My family, the MOORES, lived there from about 1785 until 1832. There is an article about GOINSTOWN beginning on page 59 of the book "The Heritage of Rockingham County North Carolina", by the Rockingham County Historical Society (1983) which states that the people have features of Indian and Portuguese and some believe they are part of the Lost Colony of Manteo. Where can I get more information? Any info would help. Thanks for your help. Sincerely, James Hall

I am looking for info on Hiram CASEY b 1799 Rockingham NC. He married Elizabeth GOOD.

I'm looking for information on Washington S WALLACE. He was born in 1825 in Rockingham County NC. I would like to know who he married and also information on his father who came from Virginia. My name is Bonnie Wallace and my e-mail address is Thanks alot.

I'm trying to search for the ancestors (or any info on) Jeremiah STEGALL. Other family names that may have been together are WRIGHT, & CASE. I'll send more info if it's needed. Thanks for any help you can give me with my search. Michael J. Godshalk

Seeking information on Ellen L. FORD (b 1825), daughter of John FORD and Mary ?. Ellen married Turner HARRIS in 1841. Her sister, Nancy FORD (b 1833), married Tinsley HARRIS in 1852, brother of Turner. After their marriages, each sister resided in Surry Co., NC. Would like additional information on their parents, John and Mary, and if they had siblings. John was supposedly a wealthy land owner living near Reidsville and disowned Ellen when she married. Please reply to
Sherry Griggs

I am searching for information about Isaac NICHOLS born about 1800 in North Carolina. He married a woman named Ann about 1819 and is in the census of 1820 and 1830 before moving west to Illinois. In the 1820 census there are only two Nichols families living in Rockingham County, Isaac and Fields. Is Fields the father of Isaac? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Ken & Carol Engle

Was in the Danview Cemetary at Draper today and found gg grandparents, William Henry CHRISTLEY and his wife Frances Jane. On the marker it simply stated their age to be 78 and 73. A son named Price CHRISTLEY, b.1878- d.1951, is also burried there. Cemetary records check revealed Price bought the lot in 1928, which indicates he may have done so when one of his parents died. Would like the help of anyone researching the CHRISTLEY family or anyone with knowledge of these individuals. Other Rockingham County names I'm looking include TALBOTT (Any Spelling), BOWMAN and HARDY. Thanks, Jim Euel

am looking for information on the family of Alvis Ruffin WILLIAMS b. 1855 inRockingham Co., NC. We have been told that the 1860 census for the Hogans Creek area listed Mary A. Williams, 23; Alvis Ruffin Williams, 4, and Adritha GORMAN, 49 in the same household. ( Mary, 32 and Alvis, 14 appear later on the 1870 Grayson Co, VA census along with Tarvin, 6, who was born in Virginia). Alvis Ruffin Williams' death certificate lists his father as John Williams and his mother as ________ RHODES. Thank you, Verla Barr

I am looking for someone who is reseraching the TROLINGER/TROLLINGER family. Michael (the father), sons: Adam, Joseph, Thomas. One dau married a HENDERSON. The years are 1779-1800. Adam married Alifar WRIGHT, they moved to Bedford Co Tn abt 1825. Michael may be my missing link. Wanda

I am looking for information concerning James H. STANLEY and Sallie/Sarah NEWNAM who m. in Rockingham Co. 5 Nov. 1834. By 1838 they were in Limestone Co., AL and by 1860 they were in Prairie Co., AR. They had several children: Nathan, b. @1836 NC, James A.W. b.@1838 in Limestone Co., AL), Nancy A. Elizabeth b.@1840, Henrietta, b.@1842, Washington, b. @1844, Andrew, b.@1847, Sarah J., b.@1850, Thomas M., b.@1853, Robert, b. 29 Feb 1855, Mary, b. @1858, and Laura Sue, b.@1860 in Prairie Co., AR. Who were the parents of James H. STANLEY and Sarah/Sallie NEWNAM? All help appreciated.
Kay Waters Sakaris

Searching for parents of Absalom TURNER, b. Apr. 1783, d. 1857. Absalom was born either in Rockingham Co., NC or Onslow Co., NC. Absalom m. Nancy BRINSON b. 1791, d. Dec 1878. Nancy was dau of Adam BRINSON, Jr. (Adam b. Princess Ann Co., VA but moved to Onslow Co., NC). Absalom & Nancy had 6 children: Redden, Penelope, Jane, John Lee, Elizabeth H., and Augustus W. Absalom & Nancy met and married in NC. Abt 1839 moved to Burke Co., GA then to Stillmore, Emanuel Co., GA. Thank you!
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I am searching for information on James William BARKER b. 29 Jan 1875 in Rockingham Co., NC. He was the son of Peter Sampson BARKER and Sarah HAMILTON. James married Fannie THORNSBURY on 20 Mar 1906. If you know anything about this family, I would like to exchange information. Thanks! Amy Benites

I am looking for information on RADFORD ROBERTSON.He was born around 1859 and died around 1930. In the early 1890's he married Laura KALLAM. They had four known children including, Link,Joseph, Lillie, and Belva. In 1898 Laura died and around 1902 Radford married Anna VESTINE. They had one son (my grandfather) Corneilus born February 14,1902. Radford left shortly thereafter and my grandfather never knew him. Radford had brothers, Benjamin F., and Robert. If anyone has any information at all on Radford it would be greatly appreciated! I'm told there are family members living in the Eden area. I would love share family information. Thank you! Pam

I am interested in finding any information on Daniel THOMPSON and his family. He was born in Rockingham County around 1770. He married Margaret GROGAN daughter of Henry GROGAN. They had a son named Gilbert THOMPSON b. 1802 who married Sarah GROGAN. I need the parents of Daniel THOMPSON or any info appreciated.

I'm interested in contacting anyone researching a family connection between the PORTER and MASSEY families of Rockingham County, NC. Also if the WHITWORTH family moved to Monroe Cty, MS (Fendal Whitworth) in particular. Thanks in advance. M. Massey

Looking for parents, siblings, relatives of William LLOYD, b. Aug 1792, Rockingham Co. Married Mary KING Sept. 4 1818, Rockingham Co. d. May 10, 1853, Falls of Rough, Grayson Co., Kentucky. Please contact me if you have any information concerning his ascendency. Thanks, Robert Wedding.

Looking for information on the family of John MCKINNY/MCKINNEY. He was born about 1750 and d. 1791 in Rockingham Co. His wife Margaret _____ d. 1799 also in Rockingham Co. In their wills were listed the following children: Elizabeth, John Jr., Susannie, Sarah, Mary, and Catherine. Also listed was granddaughter, Betsy. Mary was married to a _____NELSON before parents died. Elizabeth m. Nicholas OVERBY, John Jr. m. Temperance _______ about 1791. These two couples headed west before 1820 to KY, TN and finally to Sangamon Co., IL by 1830. The Overby's stayed in IL and John and Temperance moved on to SW Wisconsin. Looking for information on any of children and would like to correspond with descendants of any of these people. Have information on Elizabeth and John Jr. families I am willing to share. Carolyn Jensen

I am looking for information on Lewis HAIRSTON, born November 23, 1897, died May 1984. His residence was Eden, North Carolina. Any information will be appreciated. Janice Hamilton

Seeking information on Elisha PARTON, born in Orange County and resided in Rockingham County where he was a mason prior to enlisting for the Civil War in Guilford County at age 52 on March 5th, 1862. He was with the 45th North Carolina Regiment Co B. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Ivan B Sexton

Looking for information on Minervia Jane FAGG, born 21 jan 1830, Rockingham Co., NC. Denise C. Davis

I am looking for the family of Annannias GREER born 1751 Prince George Co., Md who married Ann LANG born 1756 Md. They moved to Rockingham County, NC and HAD 6 children they were .... Thomas who married Morgory McNEALY, Morget (?), Elizabeth who married Daniel HUDSON, Luke C. who married Dilicey TRENT, Truman who married Elizabeth, and Benjamin who married Synthia Trent. James Greer

My Corem/Corum line comes out of 1790 Va. to 1810 Rockingham Co. The census for that year has Champ, William, Eli, and Richard Corem. Champ Corem wed Polly Lewis in 1808 Rockingham Co. By 1820 my ancestor, Fielding Corem is 'of age' and married to ___? William Corem wed Elander Robinson in Nov. 1820, possibly a second marriage. 1820 census also has Richard Corem, possibly brother to William. Either William b. 1772 Va. or Richard b. 1767 is the father of Fielding b. apx. 1792-95 Va. Fielding wed 2nd Caroline ___? in Guilford Co. 1834. Any help or clues on this family appreciated! Kathy

I am researching the Purcell family of Rockingham County. David Purcell immigrated from Ireland to Manchester, VA. He married Elizabeth Carter, one of King Carter's children. My great, great, great grandfather was George Purcell. He married Susan Henderson Whittimore Purcell. Anyone having information on the Purcell or Henderson family please email me at:

Searching for my great-grandfather William Hill STONE b. 26 Aug 1830 in N.C. Married to Sarah who was also born in N.C. abt 1846. They had two children Allen Jerome b. 13 Oct 1863 and Julia about 5 years younger; both born in N.C. They were on the 1870 census schedule for Rockingham Co. I know a lot about Allen Jerome and I would like to know what happened to Julia, the mother's maiden name, and where they are buried. Thanks. Sandra Kornegay Rhodes

Elizabeth WHITWORTH married John BLAGG in Rockingham Co 1795..looking for her parents..Suspect her mother was Nancy NICKS whose mother was Maragaret SHORT. Reseaching all these names. Charlotte Smith.

Looking for records and descendants of Ezekiel CAVENDER, who lived in Rockingham County in the 1780's and 1790's before moving to Pendleton Dist., S.C., where he died about 1810.

I'm researching the family of Christopher KABLER / COBLER who resided in Rockingham County before 1785; earlier he was a resident of Guilford County. Christopher died about 1785-1790 in Rockingham. I am looking for the name of Christopher's wife. I am also looking for the names of his children and who they married. I believe members of this family later became associated with the Rockingham County HOPPER family. The KABLER and HOPPER families lived on Matrimony Creek. Thanks so much for your help. Joy Q. Stearns

Could someone help me with identity of the HOPPERS on the 1800 census of Rockingham Co., NC? The following HOPPERS were on this census; Darby, James, Joseph, Lewis [two Lewis'], William, Lewis and a second Joseph Hooper [Hopper]. I have found Thomas, Joseph, James, Frederick, and Lewis Hopper in Davidson County, TN by 1812. Thomas was in Davidson Co. by 1806-07. I also noted a Thomas HOPPER and a Joseph HOPPER on the 1790 Census of Rockingham Co. Has a HOPPER genealogy been published on the Rockingham Co. Hopper families? Your help would be very, very much appreciated. Joy Q. Stearns

I am seeking information on the family of Robert NAPIER who was living in Rockingham County in 1810. His daughter, Elizabeth NAPIER married Gilbert Alexander LOWE about 1810. Any information on the family will be helpful. I will be happy to share the information I have. Ruth Bloom

I am looking for information on Gilbert Alexander LOWE, Jr. who married Rebecca WALL in Rockingham County May 29, 1846. I am particularly trying to link him with his family which may have come from Virginia originally. I will be happy to share the information I have. Thanks. Ruth Bloom

I am looking for information on Isaac WALL. I believe he was born around 1794, in Rockingham County, North Carolina. I believe he married Nancy DUNCAN, probably born around 1797, also in Rockingham, North Carolina. I am related through his son, William Madison Wall, born 30 Sep 1821, in Rockingham County, NC. Allen Wall. If you have any information, please contact me at

Looking for proof data on Richard VERNON of Rockingham County, b1758, d 1840. Served as captain in Rockingham County Militia and in North Carolina Continental Line. Father was James Vernon, b 1716, d 1803. Richard was married to Catherine BAKER, no data. Had son Pleasant Vernon, b 1789, d 1872, married Mary Price. Grandson, Samuel H. Vernon, b 1817, d 1898. Looking for records of wills, etc to prove line to Samuel. Frank Roberts.

Henry SAUNDERS lived on Lick Fork of Hogan's Creek in Rockingham Co. by 1790's. He moved in 1800 to Rowan (now Davie Co.) NC with sons William, John and Hugh SAUNDERS. A daughter Elizabeth married John Horford TAYLOR and remained in Rockingham County. Seek descendants of this couple. Fredric Z. Saunders

I am looking for descendants of Jesse KNIGHTEN, who moved around western NC a good deal. He was in Montgomery Co, Va in 1789, owned land in Rowan in that time frame and had both a son and a daughter marry in Stokes in 1800 so would likely have been in Rockinghoam after that but before 1820 when he was in KY. Any infomation on this family willb greatly appreciated. Joye Giroux

I am looking for any information on the JOSEPH ALLEN family of Rockingham Co NC. His father, Joseph Allen Sr., left a will in 1770 and he was deeded land in Rockingham in 1796. I need a list of Joseph Allen Jr.'s children and wife. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Rachel Grace

Searching for info on Thomas SPARKS and his wife Margaret. Thomas Sparks was born abt. 1735 and died after 1824 in AL. Margaret also b. abt. 1735 and d. before 1800 in Franklin Co. GA. Children of Thomas and Margaret Sparks were: Edward, Jeremiah, Thomas Jr., James and Elijah. The Sparks lived in Rockingham Co. NC at the time it was cut off fromGuilford County in 1785. In 1780 Thomas Sparks was granted 452 acres of land in Rockingham Co. but sold it in 1785 and 1786 and moved to Franklin Co., GA. Am trying to find out if Thomas Sparks was born in NC and the names of his parents. Any help would be great and am willing to share the info that I have on theSparks family. Thanks. Maria A Emory

Am looking for any information about Isaac OLIVER child of George Oliver and Martha WHITWORTH. Isaac b. 1784 in Rockingham Co., NC and died Aug 16, 1871 Boone Co, Missouri is supposed to have married (1) Peggy FAGG Mar 22, 1806 in Rockingham Co., NC (2) Mary DOWNEY and (3) Polly TUCKER in Casey Co., KY. Isaac is the father of my ancestor, Nancy Oliver said to have been born in NC in 1812. She died in Casey Co., KY and was the wife of Lewis COCHRAN. I suspect her mother would be Peggy Fagg, though I've been told that Isaac and his first wife moved to Indiana and all 10 children and the wife died there of typhoid. Any help appreciated. Jackie Taylor Zortman

Seeking information on SHADWICK (varient spellings Chadwick, Shaddock, etc.), especially John (b. ca 1755) and John Hardy SHADWICK (b. ca 1775). Thank you. Trueman Farris.

COREM/CORUM, Fielding resided in Guilford Co. 1830, 1st wife unknown, children:
John b. 1819 & Martha b. 1825
2nd wife Caroline __? b. N.C. 1804(?) their children:
Lucy C. b.1835,
Pinkney M. b.1838
Permilla Ann b. 1840,
Delphina M. b. 1843,
Galen R. 1843,
Rebecca Louise b. 1844 all N.C.
Fielding resided in 1820 Rockingham Co. along with Richard and William Corem. Whereabouts of Fielding in 1840 not found, but in 1850 the family is in Johnson Co. TN. Any connections finding more on this family appreciated! Kathy Welder

My name is Larry Scales currently of North Augusta, SC. I hail from Alabama, but have always been told that my ancestors came from Reidsville,NC. Do you have any record of a Wesley SCALES, or a George Scales from the county. Thanks, Larry Scales

I am searching for any information on the WEBSTERS from Rockingham County from the mid 1800's up and of course back if I could be so lucky. My grandmother was Cora Eliza Jane Webster b. 1906 daughter of William Thomas Webster and Daisy Hulda MURRAY. William's parents were Wiley G. Webster and Eliza Jane SHARP. I actually need information back from Wiley G. Webster. They moved late 1800's to Alamance and Guilford Counties. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Joyce Harrison, N.C.

am researching the name WHITWORTH and COLLINS. Specifically Jacob and Elizabeth TROTTENDER WHITWORTH. Their son Jacob Van Buren would be my GGGrandfather and he was married to Mary Jane COLLINS. Jacob Van Buren was born CA 1820 Rockingham Co, Chambers Co, Al by 1850 and Obion Co, Tn by 1870 before dying in 1893 in Gibson Co, TN. Any help with this line greatly appreciated. David Dycus

Very interested in the MAYABBS who lived in Christian County, MO. My great-grandfather was John D. Mayabb,his wife was Eliza Jane FLINCHUM from Stokes Co, NC.they married in Lee Co,VA and then moved to Breathitt Co,KY.and from there to Greene Co. and Christian Co, grandfather was Neulain Greenbury Mayabb,he was married to Melvina Elizabeth COOK. I have a picture of William Edward and Nancy GOOCH Mayabb.I also have a picture of Edward Mayabb and Clarinda BRAZIL. Rosetta Elizabeth Mayabb Crain

I am looking for information on Sarah DODSON, born around 1802. Her father may be James M. Dodson who left Stokes County and moved to Shelby County, IL. Sarah married David HUDSON in Wentworth, Rockingham, County.
Gene Hudson

Am searching for the OAKLEY family which would have been in Rockingham County in the late 1700's and early 1800's. If you have any information please email me. Carla Jones

Am searching for information on JOHN DILWORTH b. ca 1740 and his wife MARY BOYD. They were residents of Guilford and Rockingham Co. John Dilworth received a land grant in 1782. How do I obtain a copy of this land grant? John and Mary were the parents of the following children: RICHARD DILWORTH, GEORGE ANDREW DILWORTH, ELIZABETH DILWORTH, BENJAMIN DILWORTH, MARY DILWORTH, THOMAS DILWORTH, JANE DILWORTH, and JOHN DILWORTH. Will gladly exchange information on this family. Julie

Researching Reuben MOXLEY and Polly A. CARTER who were married in Stokes Co. in 1830. I believe Reuben was from Rockingham Co., but not sure about Polly A. Carter. Any help appreciated.
Beverly Moxley

Researching Benjamin H. ANGEL born April 3, 1822 in Stokes Co., NC. married April 3, 1844 in Rockingham Co., NC to Armand Marish PERRY. Moved to Henry Co., TN by middle 1850's. Who was Benjamin parents. Mildred Wheeler

I am looking for the relatives of Henry IRION b. 3/28/1791 who married Sarah (Jemima) HUTCHINSON (Hutchings) b. 9/28/1779 in either Rockingham or Stokes County sometime around 1800. Sarah's father may have been John Hutchings Sr (numerous deed transfers appear with this name in Stokes Co.). Sarah and Henry moved to Ohio around 1818.
Roger Byers

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