Sampson County

Surname Queries 2012

Can anyone help with these queries?


I am researching John S. Moore, b. abt. 1795, moved from Sampson Co. NC
through GA to southern AL in 1815-20.  He is our earliest-known Moore
ancestor.  Don't know what part of county he lived in (think maybe near
Lumberton?) but family was into working with lumber, sawmills, etc. Married
a girl in GA first name Susan (maybe last name Rainbolt?) raised family
Escambia-Conecuh Co. AL (extreme southern part.)  Would be grateful for any

Email direct at: 
Linda Moore
Posted March 22, 2012 We recently found out that our Pheraby had the maiden name of "Hill." She married Benajah Ward on June 5, 1836 or so, had three babies and died with the last. Benajah then married my GGGrandmother, Millie Thornton, had three more children, and died himself. Pheraby's children were: Nancy G. Ward who married Calvin D. Raynor and was born May 17, 1837; Polly Ward who was born July 23, 1839 and who never married but lived with Thomas, her half-brother, most of her adult life; and Sarah E. Ward, born August 24, 1841. We're not sure whom she married, but are pretty sure she did marry somebody in that area. The Thomas Ward family--he married Sarah Augusta Creech--eventually moved to Fayetteville where he had built a foundry and manufactured the cotton turnover plow for many years. Does anyone know about the Hills? or any of the others who stayed "home" in Sampson/Johnston Counties? It has always bothered me that we just don't know about Pheraby. I have her blanket chest with her newlywed initials on it. There was a Green Hill and his wife, Mary, living next door to Milly Thornton and the kids in the 1860 census. I suspect they are Pheraby's parents, but does anybody know? Email direct at:
Margaret Overton
Posted March 22, 2012

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