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EBRIN, HOLTON, PATRICK, BASNIGHT
I am looking for any information on the EBRINs. Sarah Augusta Ebrin
married Allen Dewitt Holton. I don't know if this took place in
Washington Co. or Craven Co. Also am looking for information on William
& Frances Patrick (born 1822??) and had a son Byrd Patrick
who married Phebe Ann Basnight.
Cynthia Ambrose 1/22/98
I am searching for relatives of Henry Wilson Ambrose who was born
in Washington County sometime around 1869. He was referred to as H.W. He
was connected to the Ellsberry/Isaac Ambrose families, though I
am not sure exactly how. He left Washington County in his youth to work
for the Wilson Brothers Lumber Company out of Pittsburgh, and he managed
lumber company operations in both North and South Carolina. He was married
to Maude Law, who was Canadian. He amassed a fortune in the lumber
industry. I would appreciate any information anyone could share. Cynthia
Ambrose email: email@example.com
William Freeman 1/16/98
Seek info re William RAMSEY, Plymouth. Shows up in 1810 and 1830
censuses, then may have moved to Kentucky. Is he related to Hensley
RAMSEY of Leitchfield, Greyson County KY., who was born 1801 in North
Carolina ? - William Freeman, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Would like information on David T. AYERS, born in Washington County
in 1814 and father of David Anson Ayers, Joshua Franklin Ayers,
Samuel Ayers and Ebenezer Wilson "Will" Ayers,
born 1849. All born in Washington County. Any information on above would
Gene Ayers 3901 Rhodes Avenue Charlotte, N. C. 28210 firstname.lastname@example.org
DAVENPORT, AMBROSE, PHELPS, ARMSTRONG
Linda Haas Davenport
My Husband's family is from Washington CO NC. Perhaps you are searching
for these same names? Stephen DAVENPORT (b) 1810 (m) Celia ??; Doctrin
Ira Davenport (b) 1850 (m) Charlotte ARMSTRONG; Ulysses Grant
DAVENPORT (b) 1870 (m) Laura Ann AMBROSE; Baily L. AMBROSE
(b) 1811 (m) Mary Elizabeth AMBROSE; James Irdell AMBROSE
(b) 1847 (m1st) Mary Frances PHELPS (m 2nd) Mary Elizabeth FURLOUGH
(m 3rd) Marth Elizabeth AMBROSE; Asbury Wilson AMBROSE (b)
1860 (m) Rebecca Jane WOODLEY. I'd be delighted to share information.
SAWYER, VOLIVA, DAVIS WYNNE, WALKER
Vi Crowder 11/7/97
My maternal family comes from Tyrrell/Washington/Hyde counties. I am in
great hopes of locating:
Benjamin(e) Wayne Sawyer - b.c1803, Bremerhaven, Germany d. unknown,
in Washington or Tyrrell (near Lake Phelps) m. Julia (A. or Frances)
Easter A. (Sawyer) Davis - b. c1830 d. before 24 Nov. 1882 daughter
of Benjamin & Julia Sawyer m. Jefferson Davis (lived
with her husband near Lake Phelps after the War Between the States)
Frederick Wynn(e) - b. c1817-19 d. after 1850/befroe 1860 (lived
in Scuppernong area of Tyrrell and possibly between Plymouth and the Tyrrell
line) * His son was Spencer Daniel Wynn(e) who married Sarah
Frances Walker. * His family Bible
was loaned to a member of the Walker family (Issac Walker descendant)
who lived/lives in Plymouth. It was never returned to the family. I am
in great hopes that someone may know of it or have information from it!
I will very much appreciate any help you can give me!
HARE, HAIR, HAIRE, FORLAW, FURLOUGH,
Virginia Haire 11/6/97
Searching for any information re: William HARE/HAIR/HAIRE before
1800. Also Sarah FORLAW/FURLOUGH/CLIFTON or Sarah HARE/HAIR/HAIRE,
same period. William m. Sarah 7 Jan 1799. No other record of William. Sarah
HARE appears in 1800 Washington County Census as head of household. She
m. John CLIFTON 3 Apr 1786. John d. 1796. Sarah settled the estate
1798. William & Sarah had one child, Malachi b. 3 Oct 1799.
Need anything about William, Sarah or Malachi. Also Sarah's and John CLIFTON'S
AMBRUS, AMBROSE, CRANK, HAIR, PHELPS,
Virginia Haire 11/6/97
Any information re: family of Jesse AMBRUS/AMBROSE. He m. Sarah
CRANK 22 May 1780. 1790 Tyrrell County Census shows Jesse's household
w/1 male under 16 (son), 1 male over 16 (himself), 4 females over 16 (wife
and 3 daughters)-?possibly error if the daughters were Sally's. Jesse d.
1798. Acc to family records another son, Isaac, was b. 9 Feb 1794.
Isaac m. Mary __?__ . He died 3 Oct 1831. In 1830 Washington County
Census, Isaac & Mary's household shows 2 males age 0-5, 1 male age
10-15, 1 male age 30-40, 2 females age 5-10, 1 female age 30-40. (Isaac,
Mary, 3 sons, 2 daughters). Two of the daughters were Priscilla b.
10 June 1823 who m. Malachi HAIR and Susan b. 9 Feb 1829
who m. Ashby HAIR (Son of Malachi and his 1st wife Zilpha AMBROSE,
dau. of Micajah AMBROSE and Elizabeth PHELPS). Was Sarah
Jesse's only wife? James AMBROSE and Micajah AMBROSE appear
in the Tyrrell Court records 1798 saying that she was not entitled to dower
because Jesse had sold all his property prior to his death and that Sarah
had "squandered" and left! What is the relationship to Micajah
and James AMBROSE? Who were their children in the 1790 census? Isaac was
b. 1794. Did Sarah remarry? Tyrrell marriage record shows a Sarah CRANK
m. Joshua JOHNSON 18 Jan. 1796. Who was she??????????????????????
CLOUGH, CLOW, CLOE, CLUFF, BRICKHOUSE,
DAVENPORT, PRITCHETT, SWAIN, SPRUILL
Virginia Haire 11/6/97
Searching for any information on CLOUGH/CLOW/CLOE/CLUFF anywhere
in North Carolina prior to 1800. A schooner by the name of FAULCONBERG
was inventoried in Edenton in 1735. The Captain William CLOUGH had
died. It was apparently a merchant ship. Need information or suggestions
for researching. No connection has been established to the William CLOUGH
who first appeared in Tyrrell County, NC 1801. He married Nancy
BRICKHOUSE (DAVENPORT) in 1805. In the 1810 census he was in age 26-45.
He was a surveyor and is noted frequently in the Tyrrell County court minutes
from 1801 to 1818. His children were bound out as orphans in 1823 indicating
both parents were dead. One was Rowan who m. Clarky PRITCHETT,
another was William who m. Mary/Polly SWAIN and went to Alabama
with her family in 1842. There was a daughter named Mary, no trace
of her except a family bible which was presented to Joseph Ashby Spence
CLOUGH (son of Rowan and Clarky) as a wedding gift which says from
his "aunt Mary SPRUILL". (possibly Mary CLOUGH??) Have
traced Rowan CLOUGH descendants to present day. Also the Alabama
descendants of William CLOUGH and Mary/Polly SWAIN. No clues
as to William's origin, but think he came thru Virginia directly from England.
ROUSON, ROUSOM, ROWSON, ROWSOME, ALEXANDER
Itiri Sango Rouson
Seeking information on the Ancestors of my Great-Grandfather, MACK ROUSON
who was married 2 MORIAH ALEXANDER ROUSON. I believe he lived his
childhood yrs @ Josiah COLLINS III's plantation @ Somerset Place
N Washington County. He moved 2 Tyrell County B4 my Grandfather George
Thomas was born. Would like 2 know who my Great-Great-Grandfather was
& 2 trace the family tree as far back as possible. Would also like
2 find out who the first ROUSON @ Somerset Place was & whether
he/she came fr. another plantation or fr. the ship named the CAMDEN
on June 10,1786. Alternate spellings: ROUSOM,ROWSON,ROWSOME.
Tom Rima 10/12/97
I am trying to locate Josiah COLLINS II who had a court petition
in Washington County dated Feb 1840. His heirs were Hugh Williamson
COLLINS, John Davis COLLINS, Josiah COLLINS III, and
Mary Matilda COLLINS (m. Matthew PATE,1829)
David Dudley 9/10/97
My name is David Dudley. My great great grandfather Anthony apparently
owned a place in Lees Mill NC in 1880. He was apparently a former slave
any help in researching this family will be greatly appreciated. Thank
Marcia Dunnahoe 8/21/97
My name is Marcia. I am looking for a Lovel BAKER b.1786 in Washington
N.C. or Tn., later married Priscilla TIPTON b.1789. I do not know
their marriage place or date. I also do not know who their parents were.
I am researching my greatgrand father his name was John Clark of
Washington North Carolina . His slave owner was Henry Clark. John
also was a master carpenter and stone mason. Trying to find John in that
area around 1840 Thank you for your time.
Deborah West 8/12/97
I am searching for a BAKER family who may have lived in the NC or
TN area in the 1800's. David D. BAKER and his wife Rebecca Jane
MCKEE and their many children born from 1840 to 1868 lived in western
NC or eastern TN. David's father was William BAKER and Rebecca Jane's
father was Robert MCKEE of Alexander MCKEE.
I am trying to find my grandmother Cathrine SPRUILL. She was
born a slave on Somerset Plantation in Creswell and was freed, I assume
all at the Somerset plantation were. She had several children. James,
Penny, Becky, Mitte, Marie and maybe more. Her husband was a minister.
She died between 1945 to 1966. I know James was born (my father)
9/18/1984 and died 6/1964.
Donna Reed 8/4/97
Interested in hearing from anyone about Jordan E. Snell and his
wife Mary Alice from Washington County. Please
contact me by snailmail at: Donna Reed 637 Salem Ave Rolla,
John Solomon Reid, Jr. 7/6/97
Lazarus SOLOMON b. 1765 in Washington County married Elizabeth
Bedgood. I don't have much more info to share except that Lazarus was
in the Revolutionary war. His grandfather John SOLOMON came from
England around 1700.
Barbara Boyd Gibbs 6/25/97
I have grandparents who came from Washington County. Her name was Eugenia
Latham and married Joseph Thomas Dixon around 1884? They lived
most of their married life around the Bath area. They are buried going
to Plymouth in the Latham Family Cemetary (in a field). My grandmother
was kin to the Odom's, Askew's and Bowen's.
Clare F. Magbee 6/22/97
About the time the County was founded James MAGBEE sold property
to William MAGBEE, his brother, that he had inherited from their
father, James MAGBEE, Sr. I am researching this MAGBEE line
and am interested in sharing MAGBEE information. James MAGBEE,
Sr. came from Halifax CO, VA after stopping in Pittsylvania CO, VA
for a period. Thanks for any help.
Clare F. MAGBEE 840 Stovall Pl. Atlanta, GA 30342 email@example.com
Clause Wood 6/18/97
WILLIAMS, CYNTHIA ANN dob abt 1870/71 Washington Co.- married (unknown)
JENKINS abt 1889- son George Donald Jenkins dob 1890. Any
information about this couple will be greatly appreciated.
Lisa Hopper 6/13/97
Need information on Elizabeth Jane PYRON born 12 Nov 1838 in Mecklenburg
County.She married Adam Clark Wentz 6 Sep 1856 in Union County.
Died 17 March 1881 in Washington County, NC. Does anyone know who her parents
or any siblings might have been? Any help appreciated.
Vickie Van Antwerp 6/3/97
Looking for information on Kirby Phelps born approx. 1825 lived
in Washiington Co.
WARD, THARPE, VERNER, DUKE
I am looking for my great-grandfather, William Warren Wells WARD.
I am told he came from New Bern or Trenton, N.C. area. These would be in
present day Craven and Jones Counties.(A Mr. Claude Banks lived
in the WARD Family home in the 70's in New Bern so I am told by
an aunt). I do not know who his parents, grandparents, or most of his siblings
are. I do know he had two brother named James Martin VanBuren and
John WARD. And a sister named Jennie WARD, who married a
man named Pryor and lived in New York. William Warren Wells WARD
moved from N.C. to Kingstree, S.C. in Williamsburg County. The first
census in that county I find him on is 1860 and his wife is Heneoeten
Verner (she was a widow from Georgetown, S.C.). Then between 1860 and
1870 he married Betty Duke, who died giving birth. On the 1870 Census
his wife is listed as Frances Ella Tharpe (this is my great-grandmother).
He was sheriff of Williamsburg County at this time but left this area some
time after 1870 when he got into some kind of trouble. I am told that he
is buried in the Kingstree cemetary. Any help you can give me will be greatly
appreciated. It may be possible that his father is LUKE WARD as
there is a Luke Ward listed on the 1870 Census for Williamsburg County,
S.C. as a farm labor born in N.C. and he is 84 years old.
MCCLEARY, SERMONS, HARDEGREE
Bob McCleary 5/26/97
I'm looking for information about the parents and ancestors of Jordan
Winfield MCCLEARY, who was born in Creswell, Washington County, N.C.
on 2/2/1877. He married Lena M. SERMONS in Beaufort County, N.C.
in 1897. One son, Ernest Goldie, was born from this union. His wife,
Lena, died in 1910. In 1912, he moved to Winder, Georgia and married
Ola Alma Hardegree. They had six children. Most of those children
now live in Jacksonville, Florida. Jordan Winfield MCCLEARY died
in Jacksonville, Florida in the 1940s.
ALLEN, AMBROSE, BATEMAN, BAYNOR, BOWEN,
BULLOCK, CIVELS/SIVELS, FREEMAN, MARTIN, NEWBERRY, SALLENGER, WATERS
William Ambrose, Jr.
My roots go very deep in Washington County, NC. For example some of the
earliest names and their spouces I am researching in Martin/Tyrrell/Washington
Counties are as follows:
Francis A. Ambrose (1825), and Eliz. J. Sallenger (1827);
John Francis Civels (1835), and Sivels, Harriet Allen
Nelson Bateman (1820), and Absilia Ann Waters (1831);
William Thomas Freeman (1834), and Nancy Newberry (1830);
John Ireland Bowen (1819), and Lucricia R. Baynor (1823);
James Bullock (~1825), and Mary E. Martin (~1825).
Willing to share and exchange genealogy information with others.
Seeking information about Francis AMBROSE and his wife Eliza. They
appear on the 1860 Washington County Census and were both about 35 at the
time of the census. Any help would be appreciated.
Robert Jackson 5/14/97
Seeking info. on descendants of Reuben PETTIFORD (c1843-1916)and
his brothers John (c1840) and Alford (c1843). These brothers
settled in Washington Co., NC after 1860. Parents are Reuben PETTIFORD
(c1800's-1860's) who was born in Franklin Co., NC and Julia ARTIS
(c1810's-1860's) who was born in Wayne Co., NC to Middy ARTIS.
Ken Boyd 5/5/97
Seeking information on Col William F. BEASLEY, b. 1845 Plymouth,
NC and d. 1923. Father was John B. BEASLEY, buried in the Episcopal
Church, Plymouth. Names of William's spouse, children and POD needed
Letha Berry 5/397
I am researching POTTER family lines. I need information on Abraham
POTTER mentioned in John POTTER will which was proved in 1790
in Washington County, NC. In this will wife Hannah and children
Jane POTTER, Elizabeth POTTER, John POTTER, Johnson POTTER, Nancy POTTER
and Abraham POTTER are listed as well as son-in-law Adam RAINBOLT.
Does anyone have any information on this Abraham POTTER? Who was
he married to? Who were his children?
Joan H Nicholls
There was a George NICHOLLS in Wash.Co.in the 1800 and I think the
family moved after the Civil War. George had 4 children, Anna Marie,
Jehu, Martha B. and Thomas B. He was married to Sarah BAKER.
Anyone having info of this family please let me know. Thanks, Joan
Does anyone know if there is a particular cemetary that most of the TARKINGTON/TARKENTON/TARKINTON's
are buried in?
Ellie Handley 4/30/97
I am in search for the Father, Mother, Brothers and Sisters names of GEORGE
HANDLEY. GEORGE was born in 1820, listed today as SEVIER CO., TENN.
I believe GEORGE family came from, what was then Washington which
took-in NC & Tenn. Before Jefferson, Greene and Sevier, became part
of the state of Tenn. GEORGE married MARY EARNEST, Abt 1838, in
Tenn. MARY was also born in Tenn, 1821. GEORGE ,name Handley
has been spell in records as, Hanly and Handly. Sometimes between 1845
& 1850 GEORGE moved his family to Fayette CO., AL., Probability
of living for awhile in Walker Co., AL., before moving on to Fayette CO.
In 1870 census GEORGE and family show up in Lauderdale Co., AL.
GEORGE about 1876 moved to Olivehill, Harden Co., Tenn., Olivehill
is located right out side of Savannah Tenn. He is buried at Bethlehem Cem.,
at Olivehill. No record of this, word from family members. Mary is the
daughter of James Earnesr (Ernest)and Mary Ann (Polly) Curl,
Handley. The Earnest family came from Hanover Co., VA. George Earnest,
his childrens lived Tenn., NC.,SC., GA and AL. Also connected with the
family were the Beasley's from GA. James Beasley Warren Co., GA. GEORGE
and MARY had 13 Children: James, Sarah E., Irvin, William Payton, Mahala,
Mary Ann, John, Marion Newton, Jane, Margaret, George, Lucretia and Thomas
Handley's. Please contact me if you have any information.
Lisa Nichols Hopper
Hi! I'm researching the ever elusive SITTERSON families of Perquimans,
Chowan, Tyrrell, Martin, and Washington Counties. I have seen their name
spelled SITTESON, SITTERSEN, SITTASON, SISASON, and even CITIZEN.
Some relevant first names are Whary, Willis, James, James Jr., Alfred,
Isaac, and Penelope. I'm trying to link the colonial SITTERSONS of Perquimans
Precinct/County to Miles T.SITTERSON b.02 Dec 1810, d. 29 Dec 1882
of Washington County. ANY information you may have, no matter how seemingly
trivial, is appreciated!
Lisa Nichols Hopper
Hi! I'm looking for any information on Ruth SMAW or her family.
She was born about 1818, perhaps in Beaufort County. Many SMAWS
were there at the time. She married Miles T. SITTERSON of Washington
County, NC, and had two sons, James and Thomas. She died after 1860. I
am really stuck on her!!!! Thank you for your help!
Dorothy Lile 4/19/97
I am trying to locate the parents of Malachi LILE/LYLE. He was born
about 1778 in Washington Co. Also if anyone knows the exact year of his
birth I would like to hear from you. He had a brother Henry LILE/LYLE
who was born about 1778 also in Washington County.
A. K. Weston 4/19/97
Searching for information on Charles Redge WESTON possibly born
in Scotland or Washington, NC. Also info on his wife Pearl Katherine
JACKSON. Raised their children in Tarbaro, NC.
Mark Brick 4/18/97
I'm looking for any data on Katie Lavinia RESPESS, born circa 1892.
Also looking for info on her parents George RESPESS and Cora
SADLER. Thanks for any assistance :)
Phil Triebes 4/14/97
DAVENPORT, WILLIAM 1763-1843 was in Revolutionary War and served
in N.C. militia. He moved to Greenville, SC and started his family. I'm
looking for information, even non-related, DAVENPORT information
is helpful. Thanks, Phil
Leedy AMBROSE 4/12/97
Am seeking birth, parents, siblings, and children of James AMBROSE,
he married Ruth HARE in Tyrrell County, 5 Jan 1784. Lived in Washington
Co. after formation of County.
Vanessa Goodrich 4/10/97
I'm looking for a Jesse Buchanan AINSLEY (Angley) and his parent's
names. He fought in the Civil War, was wounded and the remainder of the
war was a nurse in Richmond, Virginia. His papers say he enlisted at Plymouth,
North Carolina in June 1861. I have been unable to find a Jesse Buchanan
Ainsley in any census records. His name however was spelled many ways ANGLEY,
ANGSLEY, ANGELEY in the Civil War records.
I am seeking any and all information on my grandmother Evelyn CAHOON's
parents Her father was Lewis Clyde CAHOON, his mother's maiden name
was SPRUILL. I know a little about her mother, but almost nothing
about her father. Evelyn CAHOON was born March 5, 1909. Her
mother was Minnie HARRIS.
Catherine A. Kastle
Am seeking the parents of Isaac B. AMBROSE b. 2 October 1822, Washington
County, NC. He married (1) Amelia Frances _____, had two sons; (2) Mary
MARRINER, b. 4 September 1839, Tyrrell County, NC. They had eight children.
Isaac was in Co. G, 17th Reg. NC Troops 1862-63. His Bible lists Mills
F. AMBROSE b. 22 October 1830; a sibling? Any help appreciated.
I am a desendant of Charlie M. SPRUILL b.8/14/1865 and Mary Ellen
COLLINS SPRUILL b. 4/12/1866. More info for the asking. I am still
searching. Would be very grateful for info on Spruill or Collins in Washington
Teresa & Ron
Hi my husband is a Spruill and we are looking for more information on this
line. This is what we have: Sylvanus SPRUILL married Elizabeth
PHELPS they had two sons David and Zephaniah. David married
???? and had a son Wiggins. Zephania married Helda ??? and
had a daughter Lucretia. Wiggins and Lucretia married and had a son David
A. David A married Arcenith Overton and had a son Samuel Dewey.
Samuel Dewey married Malinda Furlough and had four children: Samuel
Ray, Barbara, Gary, and Garland (all currently living) (each of these
have had several children of their own, my husband is one of them) Thanks
for all of your help. Teresa Spruill
Ryan Rowson 3/13/97
I am looking for information on the ROWSON family from approximately
the 1800's..the family is from North Carolina believed to have imigrated
Preston L. James, II
I'm in search for any information on my gggrandfather, Ferdinand JAMES.
He had supposedly resided in Washington County somewhere between 1860-1885.
I believe he was born in the late 1850's. He was married to a Hannah
PORTER. From Washington County they had moved to Perquimans County.
Unfortunately, I do not have any exact time frames.
James Paul 3/6/97
I am trying to find out who the parents are of Asa SNELL and am
also trying to find out if he had any siblings. Asa was born Sep. 26, 1802
and died April 16,1882. He was married to Ada E. PATRICK and the
father of Josephus SNELL who was in the house of Representatives
Ken Boyd 3/5/97
Seeking information on Dr. Henry Emilious WOLFE, Sr., a dentist
who resided in Plymouth, Washington Co. in the late 1800's. He was married
first to Susan A. ETHERIDGE of Tyrrell Co.; and second to Sarah
(Sally) BEASLEY of Bertie Co. He died and is presumed buried in the
Methodist Church, Plymouth, NC before 1900. Children included Henry
E. WOLFE, Jr. Alice L. WOLFE, Aurelia A. WOLFE, Lavenia L. WOLFE, and Thomas
BIGGS, DAVENPORT, PHELPS, SPRUILL
Richard Biggs 3/197
I am looking for all BIGGS information 1800-1880 for residents of
Wahington County. I would like some information on Joshua B DAVENPORT
I believe there were 2 (father and son?)I am looking for some confirmed
information about William Shepard PHELPS born 1858. I have his picture
if anyone needs it I have some information records etc on BIGGS DAVENPORT
PHELPS AND SPRUILL. Who was EDWARD BIGGS born late 1800s and bought
land from Josiah COLLINS in 1842, is this one of the lost sons and
daughters of AMARIAH BIGGS born 1767 Currituck CO. (I have a transcript
of his fathers will if any one needs it)
BARNES, WEST, SKITTLEHARP
Charles Barnes 2/23/97
Seeking information on my gggrandfather, James J. BARNES, born circa
1827, in Tyrrell County, NC, son of John BARNES and Lovi WEST.
James married Mary BARNS, daughter of James M. BARNS and
Elizabeth WEST, on 19 July 1854 in Tyrrell County. Served in the
1st NC (Confederate) and the 1st NC (Union). After the Civil War, he resided
in the Creswell area of Washington County and then in the Roper/Lee's Mills
area. The 1870 census indicates he made a second marriage to Patsy
? He married again to Alvania SKITTLETHARP on 18 Mar 1884 in Lee's
Mills and died sometime between 1890 and 1900. Especially would like to
know burial site. Have a database of over 600 Barnes from the area which
I will readily share. Charles W. Barnes, 11543 Clara Barton Drive, Fairfax
Station, VA 22039.
Paul Foster 2/23/97
Seeking parents of Israel, Benjamin and Andrew ANDERSON who were
born in Orange County NC in the 1770's , were in Washington County in the
1790's and came to this county(Allen)then Warren Ky 1799-1800.
James D. Silver 2/22/97
I would like to hear from anyone interested in the family name SILVER.
I have a large data base and woud like to share information.
Hank Phelps 2/22/97
Request information on Malsey PHELPS, born 1874 in Tyrrell County,
daughter of Andrew PHELPS. They lived in the Lake Phelps area which
was split into Washington County in 1799. She subsequently lived in Washington
area. My name is Floyd Phelps. I was born on the lake farms and lived most
of my school years in Creswell, graduating from high school there in 1955.
Teresa Kelley 2/17/97
I am looking for the ancestors of Jordan SPRUILL, b. abt 1806 in
NC, d. bef 1880 and Mary TARKINGTON, b. abt 1802 in NC, d. aft 1880.
They were married about 1830 and were in Washington County in the 1850,
1860, 1870 Census. Mary is in the 1880 Census living with her son
Absalom SPRUILL. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Teresa Kelley 2/17/97
I am looking for the ancestors of Nancy Jane DAVENPORT b. November
21, 1848 in Plymouth, Washington Co, NC, d. July 16, 1925 in Washington
Co., m. Absalom W. SPRUILL September 8, 1865 in Washington Co. Any
information would be greatly appreciated.
Vickie Elam White
I am searching for a Nathaniel HOOD b 1770 - 1780. He married in
Greene Co. TN in 1795. I have recently heard that there was a Robert
HOOD who had lived in Washington Co. NC prior to moving to McMinn Co.
TN and Greene Co. TN. This Robert HOOD left a will dated in 1784
and named a wife Elizabeth and children named Nathaniel, John,
William, Mary, Sarah and Jinet (Janet?).
David R. Barnes 2/11/97
Am looking for descendants of Warren BARNES. Lived in Halifax County
but moved here from Washington or Tyrell county. I have just started my
search and any help would be appreciated. Fathers name : William Harvey
Sheri Williams 2/6/97
Iam looking for any information on my great-great-grandmother Delphina
Emalin Smith OSBORN. she was born March 12, 1833 and at the time of
her marriage February 24, 1853 in Washington county, NC her residence showed
as Randolph county. any information on her or her family would be greatly
appreciated. she was married on above date to my great-great-grandfather
John OSBORN of Guilford county, NC.
Chris Watson 2/6/97
Seeking info abt Harry Phelps DURST b. 20/jul/1884 Sharkey Co.,
MS married Mary S. SCRUGGS b. 19/sep/1895, in Washington Co., NC
abt 1915. Her father was Oscar SCRUGGS and the family was from TN.
Any info re: date of marriage, where living, etc. appreciated. Willing
to share; thanx in advance.
Chuck Sawyer 2/6/97
Looking for SAWYER: John T b:1858 in Tyrrell Co d: ?, married Annie
Lee DAVENPORT b:15 Sept 1861 Tyrrell Co d: 30 Sept 1921 Elizabeth City.
Children; James Vernon b: Sept 1884 ? d: ?, ws in Norfolk about
1920, Stella B. b: Jan 1883 d: ?, Charlie L. b: 21 Oct 1898
d: 14 Aug 1950 in Norfolk,Va. My dad. Family was in 1900 Washington County
census in Plymouth, had a cousin named, of all things, Tom in Plymouth
as late as about 1944.
Cathy J. Roberts 2/5/97
Looking for information on the parents of John Caleb PHELPS. His
marriage license and death certificate give his father's name as John
PHELPS, but the 1860 census for Washington County gives his names as
Caleb PHELPS. The wife's name is Elizabeth BRICKHOUSE. Their
children were Jane, Joseph, Malissa, Henry and John Caleb.
John Caleb PHELPS married Frances BRICKHOUSE of Tyrrell County in
1884, but they resided in Washington County.
Cathy J. Roberts, 3109 Hunters Glen Court, Chesapeake, VA, 23323.
Evelyn Winkel 2/3/97
We are researching families of: William BEAN, Died: 1782: Washington
County, N.C. Lydia Russell BEAN (wife); Died:AFT 1787 Washington
Co., NC Sarah BEAN (daughter of William Bean): Born: 1781 Warren
Co. TN?? Or NC?? William P. JOHNSON (husband of Sarah Bean) Born:
1777: Warren Co., TN OR is it NC?? Some records indicate Warren Co., TN,
but they supposedly lived in the Watauga River area of East Tennessee.....long
before Tennessee existed as a state. Where is Warren County, NC located?
Is it possible our records should reflect N.C. rather than TN?
Evelyn Winkel, P.O. Box 725, San Clemente, CA 92674
Cynthia Ambrose 2/2/97
I am searching for information on the Ellsberry AMBROSE/ Isaac AMBROSE
families from Washington County, NC.
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