2002 Queries

HURST-MARTIN -ANDERSON-CARTER-GREENWOOD-MONTGOMERY – SHEPHERD -EVANS-POSEY – George Jackson HURST of Foxx Knob 1758 Ulster, Scotland-4/1844 Buncombe Co., NC, m. Mary or Elizabeth MARTIN 1762-1843 Buncombe Co., NC (Possibly the dau. of John or David MARTIN of Foxx Knob, Surry Co., NC). His children were: ELIZABETH ANN 6/30/1780-8/17/1847 Ringgold, Ga. m. George Washington ANDERSON 5/6/1799-10/11/1851 10 Ch.; JAMES A. HURST c1783 Surry Co., NC-1850+ Buncombe Co., NC Big Ivy Creek m. Mary “Polly” CARTER (dau. of Edward Carter & Mary Brown) 8 Ch.; MARY “Polly” ca1784 Surry Co., NC-7/19/1856 Buncombe Co., NC m. 1802 John GREENWOOD 1784 Suny Co., NC-1853 (son of Samuel Greenwood & Sebell Street) 9 Ch.; HANNAH L. ci 790 Surry Co.,NC-d. before 1860 m. Joshua COLE 1794 Montgomery Co., Va.-1830+ Buncombe Co., NC (son of Matthew Cole & Margaret Harvey) 8 Ch.; JOHN HENRY HURST 8/27/1788 Surry Co., NC-4/8/1 853 Newton Co., Ga. m. Elizabeth Hawthorne MONTGOMERY 11/8/1 795 Clarke Co., Ga.-Y2/1889 Newton Co., Ga. 13 Ch; MARTIN ANDREW HURST 1797 Surry Co., NC-1/1/1883 Macon Co., NC ml Nancy SHEPHERD 5/16/1804 Buncombe Co., NC-3/i9/1 846 m2 Sarah “Sally” EVANS c18i3-c1898 9 Ch.; PLEASANT HURST 1804 Suny Co., NC-d. after 1889 Buncombe Co., NC m. Margaret A. POSEY 1808-1889 (dau. of Rev. Humphrey D. Posey and Lettie Jolly) 7 Ch. I am trying to locate any information on my g.g.g.grandfather, George HURST who lived at the above location from ca773-1805. His children and allied lines were (all born in Surry Co., NC) I would especially like to know the real name of George’s wife. I’ve been looking for 40 years and nothing yet.. .just educated guesses. Anything on anybody above, please. James Montgomery Hurst

RITCHIE – HILL – Searching for information on Moses RITCHIE christening 23 Sept 1798 St John’s Lutheran Church Cabarrus County NC. – died late1860’s place unknown. Moses married Susannah HILL 15 Nov. 1823 in Surry County NC. Moses was a well known potter starting out in Lincoln County NC and moving to Catawba County NC with his three sons. One of the sons was named Thomas, also a potter. Moses is listed in 1860 census Catawba Co. NC. I would like to know his children, and other info on Susannah and Moses, as well as other places where he may have lived.
Sue Vance

MATTHEWS -WILLIARD -DEAN – I am researching a paternal line: MATTHEWS. Jacob, my earliest documented MATTHEWS , married Phebe WILLIARD in Surry County, January 14, 1823. The couple relocated to GA, and both died in Dawson County GA, Phebe about 1870, and Jacob January 18, 1874. They are my gggrandparents. I am attempting to find Jacob’s parents, their names and birthplaces. I have found a James MATTHEWS who married a Winnie DEAN in Surry County (date unknown, but prior to 1790). The timing would be correct if Jacob is his son; James MATTHEWS had Aaron, born 1790, and Absolom, born unknown. I have located these names in the early Surry County census records, but I am now at a dead end. There is a possibility that James was born in Virginia. Hoping that someone can point me in the correct direction. I have a lot of information on the MATTHEWS (once they are in Georgia) which I am more than happy to share. Barb Brown Hootman

HIATT – I recently learned that my gggfather was married in Surrey Co. on 1 Oct 1814 to an Edith HIATT. I also learned that he served in the War of 1812 an Ohio outfit. That is all I have been able to find out. Any and all information would be greatly appreciated. Verne Deubler

ROBY-DYSON – Looking for information on Absalom ROBY b. 1800 Iredell County, NC d. 1857 Surry County, NC. I am trying to locate descendants or deed records that might possibly give me a lead on the disposition of a slave he owned named McCoy “Mack” DYSON. It is my contention that this slave was freed sometime between 1850-1857. If there is anyone out there that has any history or records on this person, please let me know.
Mrs. Le’Royce E. Bratsveen

LAWRENCE – My family all still live in Surry County near the Mountain Park area. I live now in Charlotte. This November I am traveling to England and I wanted to find information about my family before I went. I thought that your site would be a great start. Here is what I know so far. My great-grandfather’s name was John Wesley LAWRENCE. He died around the 20’s or 30’s. He was married twice. His first wife was stabbed and robbed in the early 1900’s. He later remarried a DODSON woman and birthed my grandfather, Winfred LAWRENCE. I remember reading my great-great grandfathers name in the Surry County history book, when I was in High School. However I do not remember it now. What do you suggest for me to my research.
Jason Lawrence

PARSONS-FEATHERS – I am looking for information on Elizabeth FEATHERS PARSONS. She married Richard PARSONS sometime after 1755.
Linda Asbridge

CASS-MITCHELL-MOODY-I am trying to help my wife sort out a “Knot” in the family tree. She is a direct decendant of Aaron CASS & Elizabeth MITCHELL of Wilkes Co, NC. Ancestry World Tree entries indicate Aaron’s father was James CASS born abt 1770 in NC. We have a copy of this guy’s will naming all the kids and confirming Aaron is the son of James and Sarah CASS of Wilkes Co. One of my wife’s family has done more extensive research in the Wilkes/Iredell/Surry Co areas of NC and he maintains that the James CASS (father of Aaron) is the son of a James (Cast) CASS and Nancy (MOODY) CASS – large property holders on the boarders of these counties. James (Cast) CASS came over from England and his linage in documented back to the mid-1500! Problem … My wife has records that show James & Nancy did have a son – James S. – in abt 1770 … but more recent internet findings indicate that he married an Elizabeth MOODY and had about 9 kids – the names of which don’t match Aaron’s clan. So we have a CASS line coming forward from 1550 to Wilkes Co, NC … and a CASS line going back from Kansas, to Indiana, to Wilkes Co NC … but the link between the two is unclear. Can anyone shed some light on Aaron’s parents or grand parents? Gary Stussie

ROBERTSON-LANE-I am seeking any information on, Nathaniel ROBERTSON, who married Lucy LANE, in Surry County, NC, 12 August 1831. They had the first four, of nine children there, before moving to Pike County, KY, about 1840. After 1850, they moved to what now is, Wayne County, WV. Lucy’s parent’s were David and Lucille? LANE. I sure would appreciate any information anyone has, about this Nathaniel ROBERTSON.
Henry Robinson

BRAY-GARDNER – I am seeking the names of the parents of John W. BRAY, born abt 1808 in Surry Co. (according to Guilford Co. 1850 census). On 11 Aug 1838 he married Asenath GARDNER in Guilford Co.; they had at least four children – Nathan J., Abigail, Oliver C., and Mary A. Sometime between 1850 and 1856 he and family emigrated to Appanoose Co., IA. Any information you may have on this family would be greatly appreciated.
Richard F. McCloughan

TAYLOR-THARP-SANDERS-Searching for parents and siblings of Pleasant Coleman TAYLOR, b. ca. 1815 NC, d. 24 May 1893 Max Meadows, Wythe Co., VA; m. Jane Reed THARP ca. 1840 probably Surry Co., NC, d/o Jonathan THARP and Eliza Ann SAUNDERS. In 1821 Pleasant TAYLOR and two sisters, Milly and Polly were orphans remaining in the care of Mary TAYLOR. Have been unable to locate any further information on Milly, Polly or Mary TAYLOR. Rita Maberry

HOLLINGSWORTH-SPARGER-MOORE – I am trying to find out about a marriage of my aunt Susan Kate HOLLINGSWORTH to an Edward SPARGER. I know this happen because I have heard my aunt talk about it a little. The marriage was mentioned in the information sheets from the bible. It did not mention the dates. My aunt was born July 25, 1895, and died July 26, 1995. Her parents were Edwin Fabius HOLLINGSWORTH, IV and Cora Redd MOORE. I would like to know the marriage date, who his mother and father were and how long they were marriage, date of their divorce.
Cora Anne Ferrara

SIMMONS-FANSLER-INMAN-MARSHALL-IDOL-HOLT-WADFORD – Mrs. Lucy Mae SIMMONS FANSLER, 61, passed away Sunday, Sept15, 2002 at her home after a period of declining health. She was born Mar 31, 1941 in Surry Co., to Roy Eugene SIMMMONS, Sr. and Nealy A. INMAN SIMMONS. She was preceded in death by brother, Roy Eugene SIMMONS, Jr. she is survived by husband of 37 years, Gray FANSLER, Sr. of the home; her mother Nealy A. INMAN SIMMONS of King; a son, Gray FANSLER, Jr.; four sisters, Janie MARSHALL, Bobbie IDOL, Sue HOLT and Priscilla WADFORD. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory in Walkertown, NC. I look forward to hearing from you if you can find out who the parents of Nealy A. INMAN SIMMONS were. My mother was Della Mae INMAN, daughter of Ira ZEBEDEE and Nancy Carolyn LOVE INMAN, so I have an extensive listing of all Surry Co. Inmans, (I thought) but do not have a Nealy. Jo Martin

HILL-MOORE– I was in Surry Co. earlier this month to research the HILL name. I hope that someone will have something that might help with my search of my ancestor John HILL b abt 1830 who married Arena MOORE dau of Thomas MOORE of Surry Co., NC. Marge Schulke

INMAN-Do you have any information about the INMAN family that once lived in your county? Marge Inman

FREEMAN-DURHAM– Ifound in the l850 census of Surry a James FREEMAN, John, Nathan, William with daughters too Family 9l8 page 254 and a John H. FREEMAN Family l557 page 254b. I need any info I can get on these people, as they lived in the South Dist. of Surry, which would now be Yadkin Co. NC. Mabey this is a link to my gg grandfather William R (?) FREEMAN married to Hannah DURHAM FREEMAN both b. about l8l8. Becky

Fall 2002 Queries

NEWMAN – BRUNER – I am researching a branch of my wife’s family. Her maternal greatparents were George Wesley NEWMAN (d. 5/1942) and Lara A. BRUNER (4/1919). They are buried in Union Hill Friends Church Cemetery in Mount Airy, along with Lara’s parents (Wile & Mahaley BRUNER). I am trying to get a lead on George Wesley Newman’s parents. Any clues? Rick Shelton

McGEE – I am the great,great grandson of Jesse McGEE and the great, great, great Grandson of Boston Monroe McGEE. I am trying to build a family tree and find source documentation. on these family members and find the consecative fathers of Boston. My family I’m told originates from North Carolina and currently reside in Mount Airey. I have visited the family property and visited the family cemetary on private land. But I am having trouble with locating documentation. I was wondering if you could help, or atleast guide me in some way. I tried searching by county and by state, and I come up with nothing… but I know they are there. This is what I have by talking to living family members: David L. McGEE (me) born 9-9-67 in Pittsburgh, Ronald E. McGEE (my father) born 1941 in Pittsburgh, Roy Franklin McGEE (my grandfather) born 1916 in Fargo,ND died 1989 in Pittsburgh, Jessie Franklin McGEE (my great grandfather) born in 1886 died in 1963 in North Carolina (buried Mt.Airy)and Boston Monroe McGEE (my great great grandfather) born 1846 (in NC?) died 1919 (in NC.I am looking for any information on these and any other related people. David L. McGee

ADAMS -MOWSLEY – I have traced my great, great grand father George W. ADAMS to Surry Co. He was born abt. 1804 to William and Mary ADAMS ( don’t know Marys maiden name). He married Martha Patsey MOWSLEY ( not sure about the spelling) abt. 1826 in Surry Co. George and Martha migrated to Scott Co., Va.in the 1830s. Any information about the ADAMS family would be a great help. Wally Pridemore

BROWN – I have been looking for a John L. BROWN b 1808 NC. According to the elderly couple that I have been trying to help, they say that the L stands for Lafayette and that he is suppose to be full blood Cherokee. Would you have happened up on any info on him ? Bea Post

COLLINS-COBLER-SENTER – I am responding to the artical on wanting to correspond with COLLINS. I was a COLLINS from the Surry County area. My father was Clinton COLLINS Mother was Irene COBLER. My dad’s Father was Abe or (Ab) COLLINS .His mother was Laura Lula SENTER. I do not know any thing else about them If they have come up in your search I would like any information you could share with me. Nancy Cox

NOAH-COBLER-ARRINGTON-MEARS – I am looking for information on the NOAHs and COBLERs from Surry county N.C. My grandfather was Yancy COBLER and grandmother was Laura NOAH. My great grandparents were James K.Poke COBLER and His wife was Blanch Ann ARRINGTON. On the NOAH side my grandparents were Humphry NOAH and Margaret MEARS. I would like to find any information on them I could get. Also would like to find a 1983 Heritage of Surry County Volume One Book. Nancy Cox

NEAL-DODSON – I am looking for info on Sabrina DODSON NEAL. All I know is that she was married to George NEAL and is buried in Surry, North Carolina. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Sammie Gautreaux

SIMMONS-RIDDLE-HIATT-MIDKIFF – Isaiah SIMMONS, son of James Franklin SIMMONS and Mary Jane RIDDLE was born abt 1886, married 12 march 1911 Susan Loutisha HIATT daughter of Jesse Lafayette HIATT and Susan MIDKIFF. She was born 14 Dec 1889, Mt. Airy, Surry, N.C. died 7 May 1917. They had 2 children (1) Bea SIMMONS born 3 Jan 1912. We can’t find any more information for her. (2)Rilla Frances SIMMONS born 18 Sept 1913 and died 19 April 1916. If anyone has information on this family I would appreciate your help. Esther Draughn Johnson

SMITH-BROWN – I am looking for info on James C. SMITH b. 1799 married Lethe BROWN b. abt. 1803. Lethe was born in Guilford Co. Children of James and Lethe are William E. b.1827, Sarah Ann, Nancy C., Ann Eliza, Mary, Amanda C, Alexander, Henry Clay. They moved to Smyth Co. Va. in the 1840’s. Bob Smith

VAUTREY-FLINCHUM-SAUNDERS- John VAUTREY (b. abt 1886), married Alice C. FLINCHUM (b. Sept 1885) in Surry Co, sometime between 1910 and 1920. Alice appears in the 1900 and 1910 Siloam Twp censuses living with her parents John Martin FLINCHUM and Lucy A. [nee SAUNDERS]. VAUTREY is a very rare surname; all individuals that I have found so far descend from either a single Yorkshire England family or a small community in France. Any assistance greatly appreciated. Faith Lindley Smith

COLLINS-TUCKER-DRIVER – I am seeking information on the dod, and burial location of Hiram COLLINS. Hiram COLLINS married 1st Phebe TUCKER in Surry County, m2 Reny DRIVER in Yadkin County, Last information, he was on the 1870 census of Surry. Hiram was the son of Obediah & Pastsy COLLINS. Ron Collins

HOLYFIELD-FOLGER-I am searching for the burial site of my great-grandparents, John Henry HOLYFIELD and Fannie FOLGER. I found Fannie’s parents gravesite in the Rockford Baptist Church Cemetery. I have been to the John Henry Holyfield Cemetery and don’t believe they are buried there. My mother visited the grave site with my grandfather and father years ago. She thought it was a family cemetery near North Wilkesboro. Kay Doto

JACKSON -JONES – Searching for the death certificate and burial place of Elizabeth (Lizz) Jones JACKSON, daughter of John G. JONES. She probably died between 1903 and 1915. She married Joseph J. JACKSON. Also searching for location of records of the old Wright School, probably located in Mount Airy. Bertha J. Foster, 5029 Byron St., Baton Rouge, LA 70805-3613

BRINDLE FAMILY BOOK AVAILABLE: My name is Renita Brendle. I authored the Brindle Book to be for sale at the reunion. It tells of our genealogy from France to America to PA and then to Surry. There is a page on Daniel Brindle in this book. The title of the book is Predecessors and Descendants of Fountain H. Brindle. Fountain was a great grandson to Daniel Brindle. Fountain’s grandfather was George Brindle (son of Daniel). Fountain’s father was John Fletcher Brindle. Proceeds from the sale of this book will benefit the American Lung Association in NC. 200 copies are being printed. It is hardbound in black cotton. It is not a large book, about 100 pages. It will be ready in August. The cost is 23.58. Add 1.50 if shipping is necessary.

Spring 2002 Queries

CHATHAM – Searching for names of parents of Martin CHATHAM, Martin’s burial place and
several of his children’s burial places. Some are buried in Hollywood Cemetery in Elkin. Have info on his son Alexander CHATHAM.
Peggy Chatham Snow, 2331 N. Crystal Lake Drive, Lakeland,FL 33801-6526

HUGHS/HUGHES-HARDIN-JONES-ADKINS – Searching for names of parents of Hardin HUGHS/HUGHES as well as any other information on this family. The little known information is that Hardin HUGHS was born between 1791-1795 in Surry County, NC (possibly Dobson). He married Sarah JONES who was born Ca. 1795 in NC. They had a daughter named Elizabeth Betty HUGHS bborn ca. 1827 and married Elcaney N. ADKINS who was born ca. 1825 NC. Hardin was in the War of 1812. He said he was 18 and born in Surry Co., NC. He enlisted in 1813. In 1820 he is found in Warren Co., TN with wife and one child under five. In 1847 he moved to White Co., Arkansas. Hardin HUGHS and wife Sarah both died in 1871 in Letona, AR. If anyone can help with this family, please contact the following two researchers.
Helen H. Walker, 96 S. Cosmo Avenue, Star, ID 83669 or Christy Adkins Bradley, 4454 Cross Plains Road, P. 0. Box 1305, White House, TN 37188

LYON/LYONS-PAYNE – Sarah LYONS married Thomas PAYNE in Surry County, NC in about 1823. Sarah and Thomas apparently resided in Carroll County after the marriage. Sarah died in Carroll County,VA in 1849 or 1850. During their marriage, Thomas PAYNE also had children with Nancy LYONS and Thomas and Nancy lived together in Carroll County after Sarah’s death. I am looking for information on the parents of each of these Lyons women. I suspect that they were sisters. There seem to be two possibilities: a William LYON and a William LYONS both had daughters per the 1810 Surry County Census that might include Nancy and Sarah. All help is appreciated. Edgar Bell, Jr.

REYNOLDS -JENKINS – BLACKBURN – PORTER-EDDINS -Looking for John REYNOLDS b. 1710 m Sarah Rebecca JENKINS? Children are Sarah m Joseph PORTER; John(Francis) m Anna BLACKBURN; Eliza m ? Sadden; James b 1748; Elisha m Judith EDDINS; and Mary. Any help will be appreciated. Sarah is our family lineage and Sarah and John moved down to Ky. Nell Hall

WARDEN/WORDEN-SAVAGE – I would like to know who the parents of William S WARDEN(maybe WORDEN) are. His birth was in 1775 in North Carolina and death was in 1858 in Fannin County, Texas. His wife was Jerusha SAVAGE who was born in 1785 in Surry County, N.C and died in 1856 in Grayson County,Texas. Before they moved to Texas they might have lived in Kentucky and Missouri first. SWARDENRIVER@aol.com

SHORT – We are trying to find information on the William SHORT family. There was a family reunion in Mt. Airy in 1948. We were told they use to own a mill there? The mother of William SHORT and this was during WWII. Pam Faires

BROWN -DUNCAN– I am searching for my family the BROWNS. All I know is they came over from Scotland, with the DUNCAN family. I think they were in PA. VA. and went into Wilkes and Surry Counties. There was a family I found on the Surry Co. 1812 tax list with these names. Capt. Moses Brown district, it has his father William, as well William, Jr. How may one get more information on this family? Where is this at in Surry Co.? Thank You in Advance and your time. Karen Ann Brown Collins

LAKEY – Searching for information on William LAKEY born in Salisbury District, Surry County, North Carolina in 1797 to Francis LAKEY. He married Sarah (last name unknown) . If you can give me any information it would be greatly appreciated. Paul Daniel Lakey

LONG-HOLDER – I would like any information anyone has on the LONG and HOLDER families from Surry County. My Grandfather, Otis LONG and Grandmother Rachel HOLDER were born in Surry county then later moved to Forsyth county. I know they had realitives dating back to the 1700’s in Surry county. I’m trying to find out where in Europe my realitives came from before they migrated to Surry County, N.C. Thank you for any help you can give me. Corey Eldridge

ROBERTS-TACHARRAH-FOLKNOR-BOYD-DOUGLASS-STONE – I am researching the John ROBERTS family in Surry Co. NC. He died in 1808 Surry Co. NC and left a large family including; Susannah 1756, James born 1758, Elizabeth 1760, Martha born 1762, Mary born 1764, John 1766, Francis born 1768,William born 1770, Ann born 1772, Joshua born 1774,Jonathan born 1776, Jane born 1778, Hugh born 1780, Sarah born 1782. Son in laws who inherited from the estate were John TACHARRAH, Lewis FOLKNOR, John BOYD, John DOUGLASS, John STONE, William STONE. Sons Jonathan and James ROBERTS remained in Surry Co. NC. Joshua ROBERTS moved to Logan Co. KY. Hugh ROBERTS moved to TN. William ROBERTS moved to VA. Iam very interested in talking and sharing with other descendants of this John ROBERTS died 1808 Surry Co. NC. If this is your family please contact me. Sandra J. Lee

MYERS-GATES – BEAMON – Andrew MYERS, born: 13 Nov. 1902, died 13 Sept. 1947, he married, Tressie Minnie GATES. She was born, 4 July 1907:Patrick Co. Va. and died 15 July 2000 in Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co. N.C. They lived in Winston- Salem and worked for R.J.R.
I need info. on their marriage date. Also where he was born and died and who his parents were.Tressie was married 2nd time to Wesley Odell BEAMON who was born: 14 Feb.,1922, in Yadkin Co., N.C. and died 17 Jan, 1993, in Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., N.C. I need marriage date for Wesley and Tressie. They also lived in Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., N.C. epdj1@embarqmail.com

WILLIAMS – BOHANNAN – O’DELL – McBRIDE- LOWERY– Seeking family information on the family of William WILLIAMS b. ca 1782 in NC. Married Keziah_____? b. ca 1788 in Va. They migrated to Tenn. by 1810. They had 5 children: John b. ca 1808, NC and the other 4 born in Tenn. They are William b. ca 1810; Priscilla b. ca 1814; Johnson Larkin b. ca 1814; and Bartley b. ca 1816.They all migrated to MO by 1850 and are associated with the families of BOHANNAN, O’DELL, McBRIDE and LOWERY families in NC and MO. Pauline W. Huffman

DAVIS-WELCH-MILLER-HOPPES-LOWRANCE-BRAKE-KING-THURMAN – I am trying to find the parents or any relatives of the following person: Morgan T. DAVIS-supposedly m. Nancy WELCH 1816 in Surry Co. NC. Nancy’s parents were: Ephraim WELCH and Elizabeth MILLER (her parents were Jacob MILLER and Barbara HOPPES) Ephraim’s parents were David WELCH and Hannah Catherine LOWRANCE. One source indicates that Jefferson DAVIS might be the father of Morgan T. DAVIS. I do know that some sources have Morgan DAVIS migrating to KY (possibly Monroe Co.) and then on to Scott and Morgan Co., IL. I do know that in 1838 he was in Morgan Co., IL as he signed the consent for a daughter, Mary, to marry Jesse BRAKE. Mary is probably about 17 yrs. old (b. yr. abt. 1821 and probably in Surry Co., NC). In 1840 Morgan DAVIS is listed in the Pulaski Co., MO census just two names above Jesse BRAKE, his son in law. There is a letter that a Hiram WELCH (son of Ephraim and Elizabeth WELCH) writes back to his family in Scott Co IL in which he makes reference to ” Moran (Morgan) DAVIS, Johny KING and Jesse BRAK and John THURMAN and old Brak and two of his sun in laws” as living near him in “Pulasky Co.” MO. This was written in Dec. 1839 from MO. I would like to hear from anyone with information on any of the above persons and most particularly, Morgan Davis. Thank you. Sonja Fletcher

TAYLOR-HIATT -I am looking for information on the James A. TAYLOR family. He married Nancy HIATT 16 Nov 1830 in Mt. Airy, and died 24 July 1870 in Mt. Airy. Any information on his family, or his father’s family, Benjamin TAYLOR, would be most helpful. Christy Johnson

HEAD-TAYLOR – Searching for the parents of John Anderson HEAD (1825-1909) and wife Jane TAYLOR HEAD (1820-1905). They married in Surry County in 1850. Any help you can give on these families is appreciated. Erma Sprague

JONES-BAKER – Searching for information on Evan JONES‘ parents or evidence of siblings, possibly a brother named Samuel who married Elizabeth BAKER, sister of Margaret BAKER. Evan JONES was born ca. 1750-1760, married Margaret BAKER ca. 1778-1785, daughter of Michael BAKER. Evan JONES could descend from two generations of Evan JONES. Marianne T. Jones

ADAMS-TODD – Searching for burial place of Sarah (Sally) TODD ADAMS (wife of George ADAMS). Sarah was born 15 May 1817 and died 1890/91. George was born 1815-18 and died 1868-69. They married in Surry County 29 July 1837. It is possible that Sarah was buried in Surry County by her son Newton ADAMS with whose family she was living in Elkin, NC. To the best of this researcher’s knowledge, all the Adams’ from the vicinity of Forbush in Surry, now Yadkin County, and between 1830 and 1850 or even later, all of Adams’ in Yadkin, were descended from William and Susanna ADAMS who came down from Chester/Lancaster County, PA to the Cane Creek Meeting area near Greensboro in 1756 and later moved in 1789 to near Forbush and there died in 1816. If anyone has traced the later Surry County ADAMS‘ back to Philadelphia, or the UK, I’d be interested in hearing their beginnings. Budd Adams

WEST-LUFFMAN-DARNELL-LAYELL-COLSTON– Looking for additional on Alexander WEST of Surry and Wilkes Co., NC and any of his relatives; Alexander b, abt. 1828 was married to Mary D., b. ca 1828. Children are: Ruth C. WEST b. 1857; Sara A. WEST b. 1858, married John LUFFMAN; Mary A. WEST, b. 10/5/1869, d. 7/31/1955, married to Robert E. DARNELL; Alexander Dee WEST, b. 1867, d. 11/13/1935, married to (1) Matilda LAYELL, and (2) Rebecca Louella COLSTON; Martha M. WEST, b. 1864, married to Daniel Finley LAYELL. Alexander WEST is my great-great grandfather.
Michael Joel West

MITCHELL-TUCKER – Searching for information on Thomas W. MITCHELL who married Charity TUCKER in Wilkes County, NC 23 Oct 1827. The bondsman was Thomas W. Mitchell. Is the bondsman the father of the groom? Would like information on Thomas W. MITCHELL born ca. 1778 on Mitchell River and Thomas W. MITCHELL b. 1794 of Elkin, NC. Which of these MITCHELLS was the son of Thomas W. MITCHELL, Sr.? How did Mitchell River get its name? Peggy Mitchell

MATHEWS-MATHIS-MARTIN – Searching for names of wife, children and parents of Reuben MATHEWS. He is listed in Surry County in 1771, 1772, 1774 and 1782 tax records. A Reubin MATHIS is on the Hughes historical map (1784). He is listed on the 1790 Stokes County census record. A Rubin MATHIS married Drusiller MARTIN 16 Jan 1794 in Surry Co. Any information on the above Reuben MATHEWS/MATHIS would be appreciated.
Arthur Mathis

BAKER-CARTER-Looking for information on John BAKER b. around 1776, wife Nancy CARTER, b. 5 Dec 1780, m. 22 May 1798. John could not read or write (signed with “X”) Nancy could and kept Bible, so these dates came from that Bible. Tradition has John’s father with the same name. 1771 Tax List shows a John BAKER. 1800 Tax List shows a John BAKER, Pole Tax only. 1800 Census shows J#636 John BAKER. All in Surry County.
Frank O. Baker


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