Posted Queries for
February thru March 1998

BREWINGTON posted by Marc Allen Brewington on Monday, February 2, 1998

I am looking for any information on the name BREWINGTON. anything about c.d. BREWINGTON author of five civilized indian tribes of easten North Carolina. I am realated to him.This could end a 10 year search.

FENNELL posted by Johnie Fennell on Monday, February 2, 1998

My Name is Johnie L. FENNELL and my family comes from Harrells N.C. I am trying to track my relatives. Many of them are buried in the cemetery at the Keathern Baptist Church.

POPE, QUINN posted by Barbara Brown on Wednesday, February 4, 1998

Looking for information on Monroe QUINN & Rouch Quinn, their daughter Mary Emma Quinn b. 1890 married Charlie POPE.

KING, LEE, SLOCUMB posted by Delores Reagan on Wednesday, February 4, 1998

Seeking information on Sampson County family: Bryan(T) KING married to Polly SLOCUMB ( birthdates not known) had 4 children Henry Stevens KING, b. 1811 Clarisey(a) KING b. 1813 *Barney(?Barnabas) KING, b. 1825 Sally R. KING, b. 1828 Bryant KING died in 1835 in Sampson Co., NC I believe they are found in the " LEE's and KINGs of North Carolina and Virgina" and the "Heritage Book of Sampson Co., NC" * Barney(Barnabas, Barna) KING m. to Emily (Rhodes?)b. abt. 1830 found in the 1850 census of Johnston County, NC Any information on this family line or on how to get a copy of the two above mentioned books would be great.

COOK posted by Lu on Thursday, February 5, 1998

Looking for family of Ephriam COOK b. 1814 and George Henry COOK b. 1816 in Sampson/Johnston Co. area. May have moved to GA c. 1830s. Is there a link to one of the sons of William and Naomi Cook of IW Co. VA and Northampton Co. NC?? Cook family associated with Stanley, Keen, Blackman, Parker. Working on book - any help welcome and appreciated. Ephriam is my g-g-g-grf.

BABB, HUNT, POWELL, TAYLOR, WINFORD posted by Robert P. Carver on Wednesday, February 11, 1998

I am seeking information on the following persons who have roots in Sampson Co. In the Wilson Co., TN, Court Minute Books, there is an entry on May 7, 1819, when William BABB and his wife, Ruth BABB, sold land in Sampson Co., NC, to Henry HUNT. The land was part of the estate of Leban TAYLOR, deceased, and Ruth was one of the heirs. Laban, James, and Jonathan TAYLOR all appear in the 1784 tax lists of Sampson Co. I am doubly descended from Ruth Ann Taylor Powell BABB (her great-grandson, John Michael POWELL, married her great-granddaughter, Nancy Emmaline WINFORD (a BABB descendant). Henry HUNT and Hardy HUNT married sisters of Ruth. Any help will be greatly appreciated!

HUDSON, JOHNSON posted by Randy Hill on Wednesday, February 11, 1998

Searching for any information on Frederick HUDSON born abt 1798 who married Betsy Elizabeth JOHNSON born abt 1800. They had 8 children: Jabra, Henry, Sylvanny, James Soloman Richard (called "Sol"), Frederick, Alfred, Betsy Elizabeth and William.

BENNETT, BIZZELL, CRUMPLER, PAGE, REEVES, SAMPSON, STEWART, UNDERWOOD posted by Steven (Czar) Page on Wednesday, February 11, 1998

Seeking people working on PAGE lines of Sampson County, especially the Clinton area. The other line is BENNETT who also owned land in the area with other surrounding landholders named UNDERWOOD, BIZZELL, SAMPSON, REEVES, CRUMPLER and STEWART.

WARD posted by Edith Palmer on Wednesday, February 11, 1998

I have found some members of my family listed in the 1870 Duplin County federal census. All were former slaves. Members of the same family had different surnames. Currently focusing on the surname WARD. If anyone has any inforamtion on a Ward family in Duplin or Sampson County who owned slaves, I would appreciate your help.

BYRD posted by Fran Amend on Wednesday, March 4, 1998

Preston Lee BYRD Sampson County Born 12/4/1890 Died 8/18/1959 Duplin Married Mary Alice Whitley Father: Thomas Jefferson BYRD Born 2/20/1864 (Piney Grove, Sampson County Died 6/9/1940 Buried at Faison (Duplin County) NC

HEATH, JOWERS, STRICKLAND, WOOTEN posted by Bill Wooten on Friday, March 6, 1998

info on: Jordan [Jourdan] WOOTEN 1803-june 27, 1881 b. Sampson Co, NC wife: Mary M. STRICKLAND oct. 1799- sept 27, 1882 married in Sampson Co son......James Daniel WOOTEN 1828-1874 b. Sampson Co, Nc wife: Matilda Caroline JOWERS b. nc son....... Issac Henry Buster WOOTEN 1869-Jan 1951 wife: Sarah Ellen HEATH 1883-nov 28, 1963 daughter.. Frances Elizabeth WOOTEN 1832- b. Sampson Co, Nc daughter.. Lucy Jane WOOTEN Feb 14, 1834- b. Sampson Co, Nc son....... Issac WOOTEN 1836- b. Sampson Co, Nc son....... William Jordan WOOTEN Apr 2, 1838- b. Sampson Co, Nc daughter.. Mary WOOTEN 1841- b. Barber Co, Al son....... Loseph Sampson WOOTEN june 26,1844- b. Barber Co, Al

BOON posted by Nancy Lexo on Friday, March 6, 1998

I am researching the BOON family of Sampson Co., NC. Would like to trade info with any one else doing the same.

PETERS posted by Ron Harris on Friday, March 6, 1998

I wish to communicate with anyone who is interested in the PETERS line in Sampson Co. I am particularly interested in the descendents of Samuel PETERS born 1764 in Edgecomb Co.

CLINTON posted by Joanne C. Truman on Friday, March 6, 1998

CLINTON, Richard was in Sampson Co. NC for the 1790 census. I am trying to connect him to my Zachariah CLINTON who was born in SC in 1795 - have reason to believe they were related. Would like to correspond with anyone researching CLINTON'S in early NC. Happy to exchange info.


I am seeking information on the family of Stephen OATES and Elizabeth Ann SHIPP of Sampson Coutny North Carolina. Stephen' s father was James OATES 1757-1815, and his mother was Mary Ann WYATT also of Sampson County. She died in 1801? her will was probated in 1821. Stephen siblings were Sarah Lenny KING, Susan, Fanny Brown, Michael, Michalle, Ann Williams, Mirah also Merat or Mirab BROWN, James. Some of these dates conflict with what I have STEPHEN'S birth date was 1783, but some of the sources in thedocument I received has 1788. My information comes from the Bible of Ephriam OATES and Lucy SAUNDERS. My thirdgreatgrandfather and the youngest son of Stephen OATES and Elizabeth Ann SHIPP. Stephen OATES and Elizabeth SHIPP'S children are William 18/Mar./1798 Sampson County North Carolina m: Sarah SELLERS 12/Feb./1833 Catalpa Pike County Alabama. Their children were William Calvin John Alva, Mary Jane, Amelia Louise, Melissa Ann, Amanda Elizabeth, Thomas Carraway, James Wyatt, Claudius, Josh. John rose to the rank of Lieutenant in the Confederate Army and was promoted to Captain when the Captain of Company G 15th Alabama was killed, but he was shortly mortally wounded afterwards leading his company in the Fifteenth Alabama's assault on Little Round Top 2/Jul./1863, he died twenty two days after he received his wounds. He for all practical purposes is buried somewhere near where he fell. Col OATES brother in law Thomas J. KELLY was killed in Co.E Tthirteenth Alabama in Pickett's charge. Mary's husband James Benjamin LONG died in 1864 and he is buried at Hollywood Cemetery Richmond. William Clavin OATES was elected Congress in 1880 and 1894 he was elected Alabama's 29th Governor. Carraway OATES d.b.1804 he was living in Henry County Alabama in 1850 members of his household were wife Catherine SKINNER, sons Nathan and James and daughters Sarah and Nancy. All children were born in Alabama. Nathan married Emeline Murphy of Henry County Alabama 5/Jun./1856. I have not found out anything bout the rest of the children. Stephen was a born in 1805 in Sampson County and he died in Texas in 1867. Catherine was born either in 1806-07 she married William J. GALLOWAY in 1848 also in Henry County Alabama, she andher husband might have moved to Texas after the War for Southern Independence.James was born in 1809 and he went to Texas with his brother Stephen, but never returned he died in 1863. The twins Peribhy also called (Phoebe) and Sena were born in 1810. They married twin brothers Tolbert and Albert PARISH. They were married in Henry County 10/Feb./1841, now the Henry County Marriage Records mentions Perihby or Phoebe's marriage. Robert was born in 1819 in Sampson County and he lived in Alabama until after the War for Southern Independence when he moved to Texas in 1872. John Charles and Ann M. were also twins born 8/May/1822 in Sampson County North Carolina, they were both marriedin Henry County Alabama, but John Charles moved to Texas after the second marriage and Ann married in Henry County also and she moved to Claybank Alabama she and her husbandare buriedin the Claybank Baptist Cemetery in Dale County Alabama. Henderson was born in Sampson County NorthCarolina and he moved to Yazoo County Mississippi after the Mexican American War. Emeline was born 1825 also in Sampson County. And she lived all her adult life in Alabama. My thirdgreatgrandfather Ephriam was born next 27/Jan./ 1826 SampsonCounty and he like most of his siblings grew up in Alabama. He did not move he stayed right in Henry County Alabama married 16/Aug./1849 Mary Ann Ward. Their children were Melinda Ann 1851-1929 married Dr. ThomasCarey SOLOMON 1873 they had three children Maud 1875 Tae 1877 and Ligon THOMAS 1881-1943. Dr. Wyatt STEPHEN my secondgreatgrandfather 1852-1913, his son was Walter Bragg OATES (1878-1955) my mother's paternal grandfather. Her father was Walter Neil OATES. James Edward(1854-1918)JohnCharles (b&d 1857)Margaret Mary Jane (1859-1939) Margaret OATES ephriam's sister born in Sampson County 1827 lived in Henry County married Jesse Mercier ROWE lived in Coffee County Alabama after 1850. Elizabeth and Eliza Jane born 19/Apr./1832 she lived and died in Henry County, so did Eliza. The last child was Fannie born 1834 she married George Solomon Hutto it is believed that she died either in Texas or on the way to Texas. I would like someone to if possible alookup on this family, please. I do not know if Stephen OATES and Elizabeth Ann SHIPP had a Bible or not his greatgreatgrandfather James was married by Rev. George HAWES, who must have been a Anglican Priest. So he might have records made in the parish church where he was buried Stephen OAtes died in 1835 and he was buriednearthee Carolina foothills between the HAuse and Cape Fear River. Before I forget the Haywood R..Faison Manuscript contains some information about the family. As well as the manuscript copy of the Berkley Parish Register compiled by Reverend George HAWES the pastor that performed James OATES and Elizabeth Perry EIVANS in 1695. If someone could do a look up and send me copies of these manuscripts I would appreciate it. I would also like a cemetery look up done for any information onthe gracve sites of Stephen OATES or his father'sprople as well as the WYATT'S his mother was a Mary Ann WYATT of Sampson County. His greatgrandmother OATES was Elizabeth WYATT. Her parentswere JohnWyatt and Rachal CALLOWAY, I would very much like to find out who his mother Mary Ann's parents were her father was named John I believe, her mother waseither named Mary or Jane I have no record of her surname. Could someone do a will look up for Stephen's will and his parents wills. And send me copies Please. Stephen's father died in 1815 he died in 1835 and his mother died in 1801 her will was probated in 1821. They all died in Sampson County North Carolina. His father was born in 25/Dec./1757 Dobbs County North Carolina he died 25/Mar./1815 Duplin, SampsonCounty North Carolina.Stephen wasborn 1783/88 died 1835 in Sampson County North Carolina his mother Mary Ann WYATT was born 1760(my source book has 1770 but I do not think that is correct) she died 1801 and her will was probated in 1821. I do not recall what the will book numbers and pages are. Is there any way someone could do a lookup anyway.

FENNELL posted by Edwina O Vereen on Friday, March 6, 1998

Looking for info on the FENNELL family in this area; also looking for anyone who knew Maggie Hollingsworth; a well-known African-American woman in that area during her lifetime.

WISE posted by Gene Frizzelle on Friday, March 6, 1998

my grandfather thurston WISE resided in Newton Grove all his life. i am interested in tracing his family back in search of rumored cherokee ancestors and i need some type of starting point, since i am very new at this kind of thing. his ssn=240286866 bd=8/13/14 .

NOLLEY posted by Chris on Friday, March 6, 1998

Looking for information regarding the parents of my grandmother, Clyda Midferne NOLLEY, who was born in Clinton in 1895. I think her father's name was Joseph; mother may have been Liza. Clyda had one sister, named Vira. Please email with any pertinent info:

SHINE, TORRANS posted by Donna Shine Wall on Friday, March 6, 1998

I am looking for any additional info. on Francis Stringer SHINE, died in Sampson County, NC in 1831. He married Agnes Ann TORRANS and fathered at least one son, Thomas Torrans SHINE.

KENAN, TORRANS posted by Donna Shine Wall on Friday, March 6, 1998

Elizabeth KENAN married Thomas TORRANS. Elizabeth died in 1826 in Sampson County.

BROOME, THERRELL, WHITE posted by Anne on Friday, March 6, 1998

I am looking for information on my Grandfather Bunyon Cloyd BROOME. He owned land close to White Oak Church in Sampson County, he moved his rather large family from Union County,N.C. He was first married to Mary Alice THERRELL of Union County and when she passed away, he married a Nettie Mussel WHITE. I know I must have lots of cousins in Sampson County as I was also born there. Would love to hear from anyone who may have information.

WATTERS posted by Mabel Waters Outland on Friday, March 6, 1998

Richard WATTERS died 1790 in Sampson County. He married Mary (last name unknown). He lived near Six Runs. On Richard WATTERS. He had two children - Benjamin WATTERS and Henry WATTERS I am trying to find out where Richard was born and what happened to Henry. I have Benjamin who was born 1780 in Sampson County and died 1836. Henry was born 1784.

EDMUND, ROBERTS posted by Anne Lewellen on Friday, March 6, 1998

Am researching John Wingate EDMUND born 10 Jan 1835 married Mary Jane ROBERTS born 2 July 1839. Need information on these lines. Any help greatly appreciated.

, GODWIN posted by Charlie Godwin on Friday, March 6, 1998

Looking for any info re: Jonathan GODWIN The information below is speculation based upon land transactions etc. Does anyone recognize any of this. 1.) Jonathan GODWIN c1722-1791 md; c1744 Rachel ______ Nansemond Co. Va. Possible Issue: Lived in Sampson County, North Carolina 1. James GODWIN c1743-d1801 Samson Co NC md:c1767 Elizabeth _____ 2. Nathan GODWIN c1745-1823 md. Anna 3. Richard GODWIN c1749-18xx 4. Mary or Rachel c 1752 5. Thomas GODWIN c1755-1807 Rev. War #495 and possibly others

ELLIOTT, MITCHELL posted by Gloria Lewis on Wednesday, March 18, 1998

Looking for information on ELLIOTT'S. Specifically, William, Murphy or Noah born in the 1830's to Sara ELLIOTT who later married Andrew MITCHELL and moved to Union Co. Ga.

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