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Sent: Monday, September 05, 2011 2:05 PM
Subject: Wilkes County-Surnames: LADD


Looking for information on my father's side. My father was Don Judson Ladd his father was James Preston Ladd his father was Miles Ladd an his father was Payton Ladd all from Wilkes county NC. Can't find any information on Payton after 1859 federal census age 29 at that time. He was married to Fanny also in the household Joseph Ladd age 84 I believe this to be Payton's father but can't find anything on either one before the census. I do know Payton is miles father have death certificate on miles. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

Belinda Ladd Plummer  


From: Belinda Plummer
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 7:31 PM
Subject: Wilkes County-Surnames


Payton Ladd,born abt 1821  married Fanny , Joseph an Caroline Ladd




Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2011 7:22 AM
Subject: Wilkes County-Surnames: SHEFFIELD

Good morning!

I am researching my Sheffield line. I know that James Douglass and Jame Sheffield were in Wilkes County and also moved to Carter Co TN.
These two were on land deeds in both counties in the late 1790's.





From: Kathryn Laws
Sent: Sunday, November 20, 2011 9:31 AM
Subject: Wilkes County-Surnames: LAWS, TRAVIS

Looking for information on John LAWS, resident of Wilkes County, married to Cindy (?Cynthia) TRAVIS who was born in Newton, NC. 


From: Jim Robins
Sent: Saturday, November 26, 2011 10:13 AM

Wilkes County connection:

My gggg-grandparents; John Robins, Sr. and Margaret [Strother], came to Surry Cty, NC right after the Revolutionary War ended, from Orange Cty., BA. He and his son's owned a number of plantations in Surry / Wilkes Cty., NC. His son's John , Jr., Capt. Thomas, Reuben and four daughter's, Mary [Roberts], Ann [Sartin], Lucy [Brown] and Sarah [Rucker].

Rev. Jimmie Lee Robins
Oklahoma State Commissioner
Chaplain and Convener
Clan Donald USA


Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2011 11:03 PM
Subject: Wilkes County-Surnames: Laws/Lipps/Church/Craft/ and incedental to those Blackburn/Triplett

I am interested in information on William Laws, b. 3 May 1822 in Tennessee; married Celia (Selah) Lipps 19 Oct 1849 in Wilkes County NC; according to US Census reports in 1850 he lived in Watauga, Watauga, NC; 1860 Tennessee; 1870 Pine Swamp, Ashe, NC; 1880 Lewis Forks, Wilkes, NC; 1900 Idaho.

William & Celia had four children, all born in NC:
Martha M. 13 Dec 1850
Mary Jane 30 Apr 1852 (married Calvin Coles Blackburn)
Clarissa M 6 Jul 1854 (married William Triplett)
William Pennington 14 May 1864 (my great-grandfather) in Lewis Fork, Wilkes, NC

I'm also interested in info on the line of Celia Lipps (or Lips or Lippe) born 14 Nov 1829 to John Lipps and Martha Church - (all of them born in Wilkes NC) and died between 1880 and 1900 probably in North Carolina or Idaho.

Martha was the daughter of Elija Church and Charity Caft.

William & Celia's marriage is listed in the North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004, but no image is available online at this time.

I have not been able to track the Laws line beyond William. According to a pedigree chart created by Maude Laws (Wm P's daughter), Wm's father was L. Laws, grandfather Laws, great grandfather Lawes (English). John Lipps (1790-1874) was of Swiss ancestry and married "Johnte" (typing is blurry so not positive that's the correct spelling) who died at age 102.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Sandy (Laws) White



From: Mark
Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2012 9:48 AM
Subject: Wilkes County Surnames: FOX

Fox Surname: Fifth and fourth Great Grandfather - Francis Fox Sr., and Francis Fox Jr.

Seeking any information on Francis Fox Sr, born circa 1750, married unknown, and had a son, Francis Fox Jr born circa 1785. Francis Fox Sr. wife passed sometime after 1810 and he remarried Catherine Harper in 1818 Wilkes County. There were three children, Jesse, born circa 1814, Jackson, born circa 1816, and Elizabeth, born circa 1819. These 3 children were probably Catherine's children when they were married. Francis Fox Jr. married Bridget (last name unknown born circa 1785)  probably around 1800. Son William Moses Fox , my 3 times great grandfather, born 1801 to 1804,  and Lindsay, Matilda, and Linville. Francis Fox Sr served in the Revolutionary War for 3 years, enlisting at Duplin County. Francis Fox Jr. served in the War of 1812. Census records move forward with both Fox great grandfathers from 1800 in Wilkes County. Any information regarding the Heritage of Francis Fox Sr. and any Fox surname in the Wilkes County area  would be greatly appreciated and grateful.

Thank you


Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2012 15:09:59 -0500
From: Jean Crews Klein

I am researching my Weatherman- Walls line and am in need of specific information on a Jacob Walls b. 1759 in Culpepper County, Va and moved to North Carolina to Wilkes County about 1773.  During the Revolutionary War he was first a Wilkes Volunteer and then served on the Continental Line. 

 He married a woman named “Ann” (would love to know her last name).  They had one son, Joseph, in 1772.  He lived  in Wilkes County until his death (which I believe was in 1852, but I would like to confirm that).



From: Judy Andres
Sent: Tuesday, January 01, 2013 2:22 PM
Subject: Wilkes County-Surnames- MILLER
Rev. War veteran Frederick Miller 1752 b. Pennsylvania; d. Wayne County, Kentucky (my 4th great-grandfather) The family moved to Wilkes, No. Carolina around 1790.
I am looking for any information on James Miller, born 1790 Wilkes , No. Carolina; He and his family lived there for about 18 years.  Around  1809 the family moved to Bedford County, Tennesee for about a year.  Around 1810 the family moved to Wayne County, Kentucky. (James is my my 3rd great-grandfather)  died 1850 in Taylor County, Kentucky, in Miller Cemetery. 
Married Nancy Patsy Ramsey (b. 1806 d. abt 1860-70) in Wayne County in 1818.
Children were
William b. 1821 Wayne Co
Frederick Harden Miller b. 1822
John Miller b. 1825
Boy Miller b. 1826
Girl Miller b. 1827
Randolf Ramsey Miller b. 1830 d. 1894
Mary Ann Miller b. 1831
Ransom Miller b. 1833
Samuel Miller b. August 1836
James Sidney Miller b. 1837
Joseph Miller b. 1840
Granville Miller  (my 2nd great-grandfather) b. 1842 – 1843 d. Jan 17, 1916 Sciota, Illinois at home of son John Peter Miller.
Martha Jane Miller b. 1844;d. May 11, 1923, Sciota, Illinois
Ervin Miller b. 1846
Judy Andres


From: "joannherbst"
Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 12:32 PM
Subject: Wilkes County-Surnames

Rash, McBride, Chambers, Baker, Clark, Busy, Johnson, Jarvis


Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2013 10:54 AM
Subject: Wilkes County Surnames- SWEETING


Looking for information on Dutton SWEETING (Sweetin, Sweeten, etc.) born in Maryland between 1734-1744.

 First record I have found for him in NC is in Rowan County, 1766, from The Early American Series, North Carolina, Vol. 6. The last record I have shows him in Wilkes County, North Carolina Taxables, 1787-1790, Vol. III, around 1794 (yes, I know the dates don't correspond but that's what I have). I know he owned property in Rowan and Wilkes counties, so I have to think there was some kind of distribution of assets after his death.

I am particularly interested in a death record, a will, or estate records (probate, etc.).
 He had a son named Dutton who became a Baptist minister in the early 1800s. Were there any Baptist churches in the area at the end of the 1700s?
Any suggestions or help will be appreciated.
Gloria Cingano
Imperial MO


From: Sam Perkins
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 9:26 AM
Subject: Wilkes County Surnames- PERKINS, McLAIN


I am searching for info on the William Perkins family listed in the 1850/60/ Wilkes co. census. The dates of birth for William and wife Mary indicate they were b. abt. 1805/08. Some sources list Mary Transou/ue as being the wife of William sr. bur Mary  Transou is listed as being b. 1818. Harriet, dtr. of William and Mary mar. Isaac McLain. Son William , b. 1846/48 mar. Sallie Moore, 1st. in Kershaw, SC. He died in Greensboro, NC. about 1934. Would there be any McLain descendents left in the Wilkes co. area who would have info on this family. The McLains seem to be the only line left that might have info. Thanks.

Sam Y. Perkins 




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