SPURLOCK – I am looking for a John SPURLOCK that lived in Surrey County about 1770-1800. Not at all sure about the dates. Allen SPURLOCK, was supposedly his son was born in 1775, supposedly in Surrey County. I have been looking for this connection for about 25 years and any help in this matter will be greatly appreciated. The only real fact I have is that Allen living in Amite, County, Mississippi in 1850 said he was from NC. Another genealogist guessed that he was the son of John living in Surrey, County, North Carolina in approximately 1770-1800. No other information is available that I have found. Allen was first found in Ogelthorpe, GA, purchasing a piece of land with Sarah on 6 Nov 1791. It is not known if Sarah was Allen’s sister, or mother. David Allen paid for the land leading us to believe that Allen was a minor and David was acting on his behalf. Allen’s mother could have been an Allen possibly.Thomas Jefferson Spurlock, III
HANES – MELTON – Seeking Information: I am looking for family history of my great grandfather, Emmett Winfield HANES, born 1872?, Surry County, NC. He was married to Adilla Ida MELTON. I have located the MELTON genealogy, now I would like some help locating Emmett Winfield HANES. Todd M. Hanes
CHEEKE/CHEEK– William CHEEKE (possibly CHEEK by 1800) was my immigrant ancestor, on whom I have much information gathered from Bedford County, Virginia, the Virginia State Library and Archives and family records. In 1794 at age 62, he sold his 200 acre homestead in Bedford, and no further record of him appears in that area. One son, Henry, by whom I am descended, moved shortly thereafter to Adair County, Kentucky. One other son, Thomas, moved to somewhere to the Carolinas, and a third son, Nicholas, is also believed to have moved to Kentucky. An oral tradition in the family is that Henry had a keen memory, and never mentioned any other siblings, or whatever became of his father and stepmother. I do have a copy of a Bedford County, VA deed with his signature, and feel I can obtain another sample of his handwriting. Recently, a microfilmed handwritten will of a William CHEEK (sic) of Surry, NC turned up in the LDS records #1579715. He appoints a son, John CHEEK as executor, and gives all his stuff to his wife, with the plantation where she lives, and 140 acres of land in Wilkes County. He gives his “old place” to his six children by his first wife: Thomas, Henry, Susannah, “Tella” (orStelley?) Millia (or William?) and Elizabeth. It is dated 3/24/1802, signed by William CHEEK, and countersigned by sons Nicholas and John. That a Henry, Thomas, and Nicholas turn up in this will looks suspiciously un-coincidental! I seek help in locating the following: 1. A xerographic copy of this William CHEEKs will (not a transcript) – to compare handwriting. 2. Any records of land purchases and sales in Wilkes or Surry County for William CHEEKE/CHEEK or his heirs. 3. Any indication from public or church records of where William, his wife or other CHEEKS in Surry County might be buried. Identifying a church affiliation may help in further tracing William’s origins in England before his arriving in Virginia between 1747 and 1763. 4. U. S. Census records for Surry County for 1800 indicating if a William CHEEK or CHEEKE lived there, and details on the size and composition of his household. Logan McK.Cheek. III
BRYANT – SAPP– Does anyone have any information pertaining to (1) the male child living in the household of Reuben BRYANT in 1820 OR (2) “the small grandchild whose mother was deceased and whose father had left the state” according to the 1822 Reuben BRYANT pension file. Does anyone have any information pertaining to the 10-14 age males listed on the 1830 Federal Surry County Census in the households of Alfred BRYANT, Reuben BRYANT, Thomas BRYANT, Gideon BRYANT, and Charles BRYANT. My great-great grandfather would have been 14/15 in 1830 and I thought through a process of elimination, I might be able to more closely identify the household in which he may have lived. Does anyone have any information pertaining to the John SAPP listed on the 1840 Federal Surry County Census, particulary the male 20-30 years of age. Connie Sapp Miller
BARTLEY – UNDERWOOD- LAWSON -SCOTT I hope to do an application paper for Daughters of the American Revolution on my ancestor William BARTLEY who died in Surry Co., NC after 12 March 1816. He was married to Sarah UNDERWOOD. The will of William BARTLEY was probated 12 Mar. 1816 Surry Co., NC. It names Daughters Elener McKnight, Sarah Coleman, Lydia Davis, Mary Bartley Margaret. Sons: Isaac, William and Revil. He had lent money to William SCOTT and George LAWSON. He had land in Grayson Co, VA. I would like to correspond with some one who might be working on this genealogy. The BARTLEY‘s left Surry Co. in 1812 as they do not show up on a tax list there but, do show up in Pike Co. KY. Muriel Oehme
ROBERTS – SRINKLE – Am trying to find parents of Statia ROBERTS, who Married Peter SPRINKLE, in either Rowan or Surry Co. She has been reported as being daughter of Olive Branch ROBERTS, but he is not old enough. She may be his sister. Nat Jones
PENNINGTON – MARTINDALE -GRAHAM -BROWN – Seeking descendants of Isaac PENNINGTON b. ca 1740-1750 according to the 1830 Surry Co. census. Wife not known. Believe the following to be part of issue: Jospeh b. ca 1770 married first Grace MARTINDALE; Isaac JR b. ca 1775 had a relationship with Agness BROWN which is not understood yet; unnamed female; Mary b. ca 1780 married John GRAHAM. Eleanor Edmondson
LOWE, WILLIAMS, GOODSON-HAYES – I am seeking information about Jane or Julia WILLIAMS who married Samuel LOWE March 14, 1851 in Surry Co., NC. I think she may be the daughter of Jesse and Nancy WILLIAMS of Surry Co. Samuel was the son of Samuel LOWE and Sally HAYES. Jane and Samuel LOWE had a daughter, Jeston, who married Charles GOODSON Jan 2, 1873 in Surry. Any information about these people is appreciated. Jeanene Neill
CREED – NORMAN -DICKENS – JOHNSON – Looking for the parents of Malissa NORMAN CREED born August 7, 1847 in Surry Co. NC. Malissa married Hugh B CREED and lived in the Low Gap area. Hugh had a sister that married a Matthew NORMAN. I suspect the two are related. Also looking for information on the family of Alfred DICKENS and wife Jincy JOHNSON who married March 18, 1854 in Surry Co. They had three known children; Nancy b July 14, 1868, Millie Ann, and John. And information on any of these is greatly appreciated.Roots And Branches of SW VA and Surry Co., NC, Julia Williams Kodak
JACKSON – GRIFFITH – Seeking information about Addison Bennett JACKSON and Matilda GRIFFITH. Addison was born December 21, 1812 in either Surry or Randolph County. He married Matilda GRIFFITH in Surry County, NC on September 5 or 6 1833. I think she was born in Surry County, NC ca 1812. He was a blacksmith by trade. He moved to Grayson Co., Va. in 1834. I need information about his parents and siblings. Will share what I have on his known descendants. Clyde Jackson
WOLFE – CARPENTER -WILLEY – Seeking contact with relatives of James Harrison WOLFE, b. 12 Apr 1904 and d. 31 Dec 1993 in Surry Co.,NC. James was distant relative of mine and I would like to find his children and/or grandchildren to discuss our genealogy of the CARPENTER, WOLFE and WILLEY families. Carolyn Spence
Spring 2000 queries
BROWN -FARRINGTON – DUDLEY – TALER – Who were Squire BROWN’s parents? Squire was born around 1798 in now Surry Co.,NC and married Elizabeth FARRINGTON, who was born in Guilford Co.,NC. Who were Rhoda DUDLEY’s parents, DUDLEY being her married name? Rhoda married Charles DUDLEY. Who were Ann TALER’s parents? Ann was born in 1786 in Guilford Co.,NC. She married William FARRINGTON in Guilford Co.,NC.
Roger Brown, 305 Springwater, Chase Newman, Georgia 30265
WILLIAMS -DAVIS-LUNDY-CRAWFORD – Need parents and siblings of Enoch WILLIAMS born in Virginia 6 Oct 1818 died 14 Nov 1905 Carroll Co.,Va. He is buried at Crooked Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Carroll Co.,Va. He married 21 March in Grayson Co.,Va. to Rachel DAVIS born 4 Sept 1820 and died 28 May 1906 daughter of Thomas DAVIS and Sally LUNDY. One known sister of Enoch WILLIAMS: Edith WILLIAMS born ca 1829 and married 20 Dec 1865 in Sparta, NC to Dr. William McFarlin CRAWFORD b. 25 Sept 1832 and d. 15 Nov 1921>
James C. Cox, 7045 Tall Oak Lane, Roanoke, Va. 24018
HAROLD/HARROLL – WILLIAMS – HAWKS -PAYNE – LOWE – Need information on Moses Creed HAROLD/HARROLD born ca 1855 and married 20 Dec 1827 in Carroll Co.,Va. to Edith Jane WILLIAMS d/o unknown, born ca 1856 in Virginia. Need to know where Amanda(Mandy) HAWKS 1850-1872 is buried? She is d/o Dalton HAWKS and Sarah PAYNE and married Enoch LOWE 1848-1920.
James C. Cox, 7045 Tall Oak Lane, Roanoke, Va. 24018
COX – NEAL- REYNOLDS – Need information on: Richard COX b. ca 1721 and d. 1810 Stokes Co.,NC and married Jane ? Joshua COX b. ca 1724 and d. 1821 Stokes Co.,NC and married Mary NEAL in Rowan Co.,NC. Where did they live and where are they buried? Nancy Cox Reynolds school built to honor a granddaughter of Joshua COX. Her son R. J. REYNOLDS named for Richard and Joshua COX.
James C. Cox, 7045 Tall Oak Lane, Roanoke, Va. 24018
MARION – Seeking information: We are trying to trace our family history. We
have been able to trace it back to Moses MARION, born 1791 in North Carolina, but have been unable to find his parents or how he is related to Jean MARION who came over from France. Garry Marion, 714 High Street, Wabash, IN 46992 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ADAMS -MOSLEY – HURT – CARTER – If Mary ADAMS is Theresa MOSLEY’s niece does that mean Martha Rebecca HURT, Theresa’s sister might be Mary’s mother and the wife of Sandford ADAMS? Or, did Dicie Deanah CARTER, Theresa’s mother have a brother who had a child named Martha CARTER? Dicie Deanah CARTER(1810-1884 ) and Joel D. HURT(1807-1870).
Mary E. Heckert, 610 Glen Garry Ct., Virginia Beach, VA 23451 Email: MzzMeg @aol.com
SPEER – MOSEBY – WILLIAMS – PHILLIPS – HUMPHREE – MARTIN – I am attempting to find information on William SPEER [1758-1859], my gggggrandfather. He was a resident of Surry County, NC during his time of service with the revolutionary army. He served a tour with Captain S. MOSEBY’s Company under Colonel J. WILLIAMS; a tour with [his brother] Captain H. SPEER’s Company under Colonel J. PHILLIPS; and a tour with Captain D. HUMPHREE’s Company under Colonel J. MARTIN. I
am of particular interest to material concerning any of these units during
the years 1780 – 1781. This information is needed for a project my daughter
is working on!
Tim Evans, 128 Grande Club Drive, Maylene, Alabama 35114 or Email: email@example.com
HEATH – FULK – Looking for information on John Henry HEATH born around 1842 and died sometime around 1886. John married Elizabeth FULK (Betty) on 4-6-1864. Who were John’s parents? Who were his brothers and sisters? Will take any HEATH information.
Theresa Hutchins P.O. Box 271, Dobson, NC 27017 or Email: Thutchins@surry.net
HARDY – JARRIS – I am seeking information on Eva Mae HARDY born around 1926 and living in the Winterville, NC area in 1948. She had at least 2 known children with one the them having father named Walter JARRIS. One known daughter Dorothy was born in September of 1943 and another daughter was born in1948. If you have any information I would appreciate your help in
locating information on Eva Mae HARDY. Thank you.
Wilma Marlow, 5074 Wildlife Trail, Rocky Mount, NC 27803 or email:
COLLINS – BAILEY – Would you happen to know any info about the parents, grandparents etc of Howard Lee COLLINS? Here is some info about him: Born – ABT 1900 Where – Surry co, NC Married Grace Nina BAILEY Where – Surry co, NC Died – some time in the 1980s, maybe 1984-86. Any information you could share would be greatly appreciated!
Nina Coble, 322 Rierson Road, Kernersville, NC 27284 or Email:
DeBORD – PRINCE – RIGGSBY – JOHNSON – SEAGRAVES – WHEELER -FIELDS – McDOWELL – SCAGGS – Seeking help with the Joseph DeBORD/DeBOARD family, he was born ca. 1788 in Surry co.NC, m. ca. 1809, in Surry Co.NC, Martha PRINCE, b. ca.1791, NC. Children known are: (1)Elizabeth,b. ca 1810,NC, m. Lewis RIGGSBY;(2)Nancy ,b. ca. 1811, m. John JOHNSON; (3)Susannah ,b. ca 1815,m. Stephen SEAGRAVES; (4)Jacob, b. ca 1817,Surry Co.NC, m. Clarinda WHEELER(my ancestors); (5)Diana,b. ca 1812, m. Thomas RIGGSBY; (6)Mary /Polly, b. ca 1823, m. James Carter FIELDS; (7)Mahala,b. ca 1824,m.Joseph McDOWELL; (7)Avey,b. ca 1831,m. James McDOWELL;(8)Martha,b. 1835,m. Jeremiah SCAGGS.Any help would be much appreciated!
Dottie Blankenship, Rt.2, Box 2470, Wayne,WV 25570 or email:
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I have noted the above post in the net and have a question you might be able to answer for me. It would be greatly appreciated. I have a Susanna Debord in my family research of my CHEEK-MONEY family. This Susanna married Jacob Money. Could Jacob have been a second husband of Susanna Debord? I have information on my Cheek-Money from that point down to present and will be happy to share any of it. I also have the SEGRAVES of YADKIN COUNTY, NC in my family. Thanking you in advance,
Tom Cheek Walnut Cove, NC
FARR/FAIR – Clem (Clemon, Clement, Clemmon) FARR/FAIR is my 4X
great-grandfather. He died at the age of 103. In a newspaper article from
the Morganton News Herald dated July 7, 1892, it says that Clem was born 1788 in Surry County. His surname has shown up as FAIR, but in later census
records with his family in them…the name had been changed to FARR. For
what reason I do not know. It also said that he moved to Burke County in
1810. Iam trying to find his parents/siblings. Any information is GREATLY
Denise Clarke, 2710 Dahle STreet, Madison, Wisconsin 53704 or Email:
STUART – Seeking information on John STUART who is probably the father of Joseph Newell STUART born ca. 1778. The Surry County 1850 census indicates Joseph was born in VA. Joseph is believed to be the father of my
g-grandfather, Jackson STUART, who was born in Surry in 1820. John STUART is mentioned in the Surry Co., NC and Carroll Co., VA heritage books and probably owned land in both counties. His birth place and date, name of wife and parents are not given. I am interested in all brances of the family. Dorothy Stewart, 532 Forest Avenue, #5, Palo Alto, CA 94301.
LOVELL – I am looking for any LOVELL’s living in and around Surry County at any time,my LOVELL family starts first with Robert from Westmoreland Co VA, his descendants moved down to Halifax and surounding counties, any help is greatly appreciated!
Princess Lovell- Bigwhip, Rt2 Box172-H, Purcell, OK 73080 or Email:
STURDIVANT – Has anyone ran across information on a James and Temperance (Fempy ) STURDIVANT ( spelling has varied on census’s) James was last on the 1850 Surry Co census and Temperance , last on the 1870 or 80 census. I am trying to locate where they were buried. They last lived in Yadkin, NC. Any help would be Deeply- DEEPLY appreciated. Thank you for your help.
Kurk A. Sturdivant, 5395 Griffin Dr., Hahira, GA 31632 or Email:
WEST – HOLCOMB– Looking for information about Alexander WEST born about 1828. Married to 1. Mary D., 2. Mary HOLCOMB. Children of Alexander WEST and Mary D. are: Ruth C. WEST b. 1857, Sarah A. WEST b. 1858; Martha M. WEST b. 1/2/1861 d. 3/20/1933; Alexander D. WEST b. 1867, d. 1/13/1935 and Mary A. WEST b. 10/5/1869. Children of Alexander WEST and Mary HOLCOMB are: James Lloyd WEST b. 4/3/1855 and Caroline WEST b. 10/2/1856.
Mike West, 307 Brookwood Dr. Elkin, NC 28621 or phone 336-835-3095 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SIMMONS – JOHNSON – Seeking information on my Grandmother Annie Johnson SIMMONS. She married Nathan SIMMONS around 1903-4. They lived near Pilot Mountain. Nathan SIMMONS was reported to have given the land for the Simmons Grove Baptist Church. Both are buried at Simmons Grove Church. He died in 1924 and she died in 1961-2. She was about 36 years is junior.
Ronnie Simmons, 5325 Chesdin Road, Petersburg, Va 23803 or Email:
TUCKER – JACKSON – REID – FREEMAN – Seeking information on John TUCKER was b. 1803 ?, in Surry County and d? He m. Clarsey JACKSON abt. 1834. She was b. in 1813 and d. 1870. Children of John and Clarsey JACKSON TUCKER are: Robert D. (my g.g. grandfather b. Feb. 05, 1835, d. May 12, 1917), Nancy C. b. 1834, Margaret F. b. 1840, Nathan b. 1842, William b. 1844, Catherine b. 1846,
Elizabeth A. b.1848, Mary M. b. 1849 and John Hampton b. Jan. 26, 1851. I am looking for ANY INFORMATION on the above people , except on Robert D. I really would like help on John and Clarsey. Their parents names is one thing that I really would like to know. ALSO:
John REED/REID b. 1812/1813 m. Mary FREEMAN. WHo are her parents?
Children: Mary b.1822, Elizabeth b.1845, Ruel b.1847 and Andrew
b.1849(my g.g. grandfather). Again, I am looking for ANY additional info.
except on Andrew.I think that all the above lived in/around area where Turkey
Ford connects with the Siloam rd. and towards Flat Rock Baptist Church. Both
sets of my great grand parents are buried in a cemetery beside Tom Jones
road that I am trying to clean up. Thank you
Don Rhyne, 3730 Herchel Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27106 or phone: 336-768-3648
or Email: email@example.com
BLACKWOOD-JONES – Looking for information on Mary Eugenia JONES BLACKWOOD who married Nathaniel Harrison BLACKWOOD 1840 in Guilford Co, NC and lived in Surry Co, on 1850 census. My information says she, and some of her children are buried in Surry County. I am looking for leads on her parents Hardy and Elizabeth JONES of Johnston Co, NC. Any information on this family will be appreciated.
MOORE– I looking for info on a Samuel MOORE b.nov 1807 he married a Rossana his father my be a William.He later moved to Mecklingburg Co.
MICKLES -TAYLOR – YARBROUGH – I am researching my husbands family. He is a descendant of Jesse MIKLES or MICKLES, born 1807 and Nancy Davis, born October 3, 1833 in Surry County, NC. Thru their son Nicholas MIKLES born October 1834 married to Sarah TAYLOR, daughter of Thomas TAYLOR and Mary YARBROUGH. This family attended The Deep Creek Quaker Meetings. If anyone has any information on this family or about the Deep Creek Meeting’s it would be greatly appreciated.
YEWELL – EWELL – Seeking inforamtion in Surry County, North Carolina, to see if there is anyone from around Mt. Airy, North Carolina from the period of around 1790 through 1820 By the name of YEWELL or EWELL. Please help me if you can. I would appreciate it very much.
WILLIAMSON – Searching for ancestors/decsendants of James, b. 1783 in Surry Co. Married Louisa Mourning WILLIAMSON, b. 1782 in NC. Had one son, Brantley, b. 1803 in NC and eleven other children. They were: George b.1804 SC, Elizabeth b 1810 TN, Bennet b. 1810 TN, William Holland b. 1812 TN, James A. b 1815 TN, a girl b. 1820 AL, John b. 1821 AL, Gilbert b. 1823 AL, R(?) male b. 1824 AL, Dyson b. in AL, Lydia b. 1830 AL. James, Mourning, Brantley,Bennet, William H., James A., Gilbert, and Lydia show up in Jackson and De Kalb counties in Alabama in the 1840 census and James, Mourning, James A., and Lydia Wright Turman show up in the 1860 DeKalb Co, AL census. Brantley, Bennet and Dyson moved to Carroll Co, AR, and Bennet was killed there. James is my wife’s great grandfather and we would appreciate hearing from anyone who has information concerning this family. We think that Brantley (Brantlett ?) may have been a physician and Dyson was a clergyman. It is said that James A. had good handwriting and appeared to be an educated man.
WRIGHT – FRANKLIN – BRYAN – I was told by another person who belonged to the S.C. Gen. Soc. that Daniel S. WRIGHT Sr. was married to a Patricia (Patience) FRANKLIN. I have no marriage date, birth dates, death dates, etc. for either of them. To add more background , Zedrick R. WRIGHT (my gt.-grandfather) would be his child, married to Phoebe BRYAN, Nov. 26, 1850, Wilkes Co., N.C. died March 6, 1892, Thurmond, Surry Co., N.C., buried at Old State Road Primitive Baptist Cemetery.I would appreciate any information that you may have on this subject.
PHILLIPS – GENTRY – Wish to correspond with anyone working on the William PHILLIPS or Samuel GENTRY families who resided in Surry County in the late 1700’s.
BRUNER – COUSE – WALL – HALL – KEY – ASHBURN – Seeking information on John BRUNER and Lucy CONSE married about 1830. Had seven children: Elizabeth m. M. WALL; Tanndy m. Sarah HALL; Willey J.; John Henry m. Lucinda KEY; Mary “Polly”; Julia; and Sarah Lucinda m. John Henry ASHBURN.
Doris Ashburn, 660 Stanton Hill Rd., Carthage, NC 28327-7760
WATSON – Seeking information on Columbus J. WATSON who married Sarah E. Would like Sarah’s maiden name or any information on this family.
Royce Watson, 59 Elmore Street, Portland, ME 04103
HOLLOWAY – ROSE – WOODRUFF – BAUGUS – CAUDILL – BANQUEST – SPARKS – HANKS – McBRIDE – Daniel HOLLOWAY was b. Ca. 1795 in Traphill area to John & Mary(ROSE) HOLLOWAY, the eldest son so far as is known; legend has him living until 99, can anyone verify this? Where are he and his wives bur.? He m. 1/Mary “Polly” WOODRUFF, dau. John Allen & Jane (McBRIDE) WOODRUFF prior to 1818 when first child born; 2/ Sally BAUGUS, who had chil. Nancy and William by whom? Evidently Daniel’s children already had their part of his estate because he only names Nancy and Wm. in his will and there are documents showing he did give them at least part of his slaves. Children, as named on back of slave document: Phoebe, b. 11 Apr 1818 m. Jms Robert CAUDILL; John A. b. 26 Jul 1823 m. Elizabeth BAUGUEST (dau. Emanuel & Amelia [SPARKS]); Visrah “Riszey” b. 18 Jun 1825, in. ? SPARKS; General b. 17 Jun 1828, not named in will, deceased?; Mary “Polly” b. – Nov 1830, m ? BAUGUES; Andrew Jackson b. 15 Sep 1831, named for his Uncle Andrew Jackson? not named in will, deceased?; Daniel (HANKS) b. 27 Oct 1836-7-9; did he have a falling-out with father? He did inherit some slaves but is also reported to have gone by Daniel HANKS instead of HALAWAY as name was spelled in many of these records. This family started out in Wilkes Co, prob. in the part that became Ashe in 1799 and Alleghany in 1858, as the will and some of records were found in Alleghany Would love to exchange info. with anyone that is also resarching these families.
Orella (Holloway) Chadwick
HURT – I am attempting to complete my wife’s family pedigree chart and need help in 1803 Surry Co., NC area. I have the HURT family line from William A. HURT, born Surry County, NC (?) 19 Jan 1803 thru the present date but am unable to locate the parents of said William A. HURT. The only place that I have seen the name William A. HURT is in the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. All other info has been from census records, marriage bonds, cemetery and homestead records, family discussions, etc. I speculate that he is the grandson of John HURT, Jr. born ca 1740-1745 who died in Surry County, NC in 1796. William A. HURT was married in Warren Co.,Kentucy and died in Auburn Co.,Ky. 3 Jul 1884. My line of HURTs migrated from Kentucky to Bottineau, North Dakota, where they homesteaded then on to Logan, Saskatchewan, Canada and Alberta, Canada where they also homesteaded. Any help will be appreciated!
George R. Craig