2004 Queries

BOWMAN – I am searching for the parents of William Sanford BOWMAN, b 10/22.1865 in Surry Co. or Patrick Co, Va. Any help would sincerely be appreciated. Terry L. Bowman

WILMOTH – I am looking for the Wilmoth/Wilmouth/Willmoth/Wilmot/Wilmott surname in North Carolina, but in Surry County especially. I have information on the patriarchal line starting with Ezekiel WILMOTH in 1761 and it goes through Lott A. WILMOTH, Stephen, James Ruffin and William Edgar WILMOTH. I have no idea where Ezekiel came from and no idea who his parents are and I have conflicting dates for many of the children. If anyone has any information, please let me know. Erin Wilmoth

WARDEN – BLEDSOE – I am researching my brother’s wife’s family and she is descended from William Isiah WARDEN (born 1845), who married Charlotte BLEDSOE (born 1850). I was wondering if you had any information on William. Heather

FORTNER-FISHER -THARP– I can submit at least one known birthday for you if it might be useful. John Wesley FORTNER (Forkner/Faulkner) Born: December 25th 1830 in Surry County Married: Nancy Ann FISHER of Wythe County Va. in 1855 Died:July 9th 1914 in Bland County Va. Parents: Hugh FORKNER and Rachel THARP. Sean McCracken

MONTGOMERY – PHILLIPS – Searching for any and all info on Robert MONTGOMERY father of Robert Garfield MONTGOMERY. Married to a Laura PHILLIPS 1880 or close – May have been married in Surry Co. All of the people mentioned lived in near by Va. At one time or another. Will be happy to exchange info. Robert Montgomery

FORTNER(Falkner) and VENABLE – I am trying to find the children of Priscilla FORTNER (sometimes spelled Falkner or Faulkner) and Thomas VENABLE. They lived in Surry County during the 1800’s. They married in 1809. I know of one child who is my great,great, great grandfather- Iredell Armstrong VENABLE. I am sure there are more children. Prissey is famous for living to be over 106 years old! She was listed on the 1880 census as being bedridden and blind, but quite alive at 106. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Joyce Venable Hughes

HOLDER – WOOD – Johnnie H. HOLDER married , Louzinnie WOOD 12-25-1864 in Surry Co. NC. Do you have any other info about him ?
Charlie Cooper

JESSUP – PINSON – I am seeking information on Ann JESSUP who may have married Abijah PINSON. Both lived in Guilford and Surry counties North Carolina around 1800. They may have settled in Marion County, Indiana. One source tells me that Abijah PINSON died 1832 & is buried at Fairfield Friends Church (Indiana) and that Ann is in the same cemetery. Ann was a notable traveling Quaker preacher. any clues or directions you can give will be deeply appreciated. David Diamond

COOK – BRINLEY – COUNCIL– My grandmother was Ella Mae COOK b 24 Jan 1889 d/o Henry COOK and Martha BRINKLEY Stewarts Creek Twp Surry Co NC. I just recently learned of this. I found my grandmother on the 1900 and 1910 Census in Stewarts Creek, NC with head of household Henry COOK b about 1858 in Surry Co. My grandmother Ella and her sister Emma were both deaf and mute. Ella married my grandfather, Arthur Joseph COUNCIL of Raleigh NC 8/19/1909. Any info you could give me on this family, I would appreciate . Theresa Council Longley

SMITH- GATES -BUNKER – YATES – I am searching for the descendents of a slave woman GRACE SMITH also known as GRACE GATES. She was owned by Eng (of the Famous Siamese Twins, Eng and Chang BUNKER) and his wife Sallie BUNKER of White Plains, near Mount Airy, N.C. She was given to this couple as a wedding gift by the bride’s father David YATES of Wilkes County in 1843. GRACE GATES-SMITH lived to be 125 or older and died in 1915 in White Plains, N.C. Her son JIM reported her death but where was JACK????? GRACE GATES-SMITH had sons JIM SMITH, JACK SMITH, and possibly Jacob SMITH. (9 children in all). Jim smith was father to my grandfather TOM SMITH, who lived on the Haystack road in Red Brush area near Pine Ridge.I have not to date found any of JACK SMITH‘S descendents and am not sure if JACOB was a son of GRACE SMITH. These descendents may live in Illinois, Alabama, Mississippi in addition to North Carolina. If anyone has information on this honorable woman’s descendents or family. Patty

RIGGS – THOMPKINS – I am searching for information on Hiram (Iram) RIGGS s/o Samuel & Elizabeth (THOMPKINS) RIGGS. Hiram b.1752 in Morristown NJ and was removed to Surry County NC with father Samuel and his 3 brothers Timothy, Rueben and Edward. Any help would be greatly appreciated. R. Riggs

RING – I’m searching for the RING lineage from NC in the revolutionary war, especially Surry Co. Any help would be appreciated. Larry Sharpe

DANIEL – KEATON JOLLY-STEWART – I am looking for the following in the 1760-1800s John DANIEL married Mary Keaton JOLLY in 1780’s in NC Mary the daughter of one Yerby KEATON. James STEWART b 1760s.. Children: William, Thomas, Alexander, James, Robert, Samuel, Elizabeth, Margaret & Jane who married Yerby DANIEL in 1803. Evelyn

COOK-COUNCIL-BRINKLY- JESSUP-HILL – Searching for information on Ella Mae COOK b. Jan 24, 1889 m Arthur Joseph COUNCIL Aug 9, 1909 Surry County, Henry Martin COOK born abt 1860 m Martha Elizabeth BRINKLY, Newel COOK b 1837 Westfield Surry County m Rebecca JESSUP, Abe COOK b abt 1809 m Agnus Clay HILL I believe it was Stokes County at that time James COOK I believe him to be the father of Abel, the info I have is not much. Theresa Longley

HUDSON -McDONALD -WILLIAMS – Does anyone have any information about the William HUDSON that appears in the 1800 Census of Surry Co. NC? The William HUDSON that I am researching was married to Susannah McDONALD. Supposedly they had eight children. Two of those children were Rebecca and Amelia. I’m not sure of the date, but they moved to Kentucky and William may have died there; for, Susannah married William WILLIAMS. I would appreciate any information. Mary Ann Horn

SIMS – I’m looking for information on Ann M. SIMS. She married Stanford JACOBS (born about 1805) in 1823 in Surry County. He married again in 1830 in Wythe County, Va. I haven’t been able to find out if she died or had any children. I don’t know who her, nor Stanford’s parents are. I don’t think Stanford was originally from Surry County. I have checked the census records for 1800 & 1810 there were no JACOBS’ families in Surry County. However there were many in Rowan. My source for Ann & Stanford’s marriage was Surry County marriage records extracted by the LDS church. Do you know of anyone working on these Surnames? I would appreciate any help. Lynn Jacobs Laughter

SNOW – Would like information on Jordan SNOW and/or his descendants. Becky Martin

MARSH -HANKAMER – Am looking for info on my mother Lollie Mae MARSH believed to be born in North Carolina in 1915. Know she went back to Dobson, NC in 1950 to get a divorice.That was in July of 1950 she went back to her previouse name of Lollie Mae HANKAMER. Thanks for any info you can send me. Hank Silver

WARDEN – SAVAGE – I am looking for information on Hezekiah WARDEN and William WARDEN, particularly the William WARDEN that was married to Jerusha SAVAGE. Mari Wymore

BRYANT – Searching for parent’s name of James BRYANT (1815-1896). Barbara Bryant White, 273 S. Dillwyn Road, Newark, DE 19711-5549

DUNNAGANS – Researching DUNNAGANS of all spellings who came to SC from VA and NC. Some stayed in SC, but most migrated to GA, AL, TN, MO, TX, and CA. Richard Dunagan

INMAN/ARMSTRONG/SIMMONS-THOMAS – Searching for the death date and location of the gravesite for Nancy Emily INMAN ARMSTRONG SIMMONS. Nancy is the daughter of Morris and Lucy THOMAS INMAN. She married 1st Hugh Armstrong and 2nd Amer (Amos) Simmons 12 Sep 1846. John W. Gearhart


HOLLINGSWORTH-SNOW – My g-g-grandmother was Elizabeth Jane HOLLINGSWORTH(1825-1880) who married H. James SNOW (1824-1908) in Surry County in 1844. Elizabeth was born in Wythe County, VA to George and Jane HOLLINGSWORTH/HOLLANDSWORTH. I believe that my Elizabeth HOLLINGSWORTH may be related to the Surry County HOLLINGSWORTHS but have found no proof/documentation yet. I’m looking for HOLLINGSWORTH descendants from Surry County to share family history and genealogical information. Also, there is an ongoing DNA project for HOLLINGSWORTH descendants to determine links between the various HOLLINGSWORTH family branches. No male descendants from the Surry County HOLLINGSWORTH are participating yet and we would really like to have some. Please read http://www.hollingsworthfamily.net/dna.htm and the HOLLINGSWORTH message board at GenForum for additional information and post here or contact me directly if you are interested in participating.
Sylvia Jacobs

McKINNEY -HICKS – HARRIS – BOONE – I’m looking for information on John McKINNEY from Mt. Airy, North Carolina, he removed from there to Scott County, Lee County, and Washington County, Virginia. In 1782 it was known as Washington, then became Lee, and finally was Scott County, Virginia. I am looking into this family for I am related to them, my Great Great Grandmother was Sally McKINNEY, and she married Caleb HICKS in 1845. I would appreciate any help, or ideas that you may have on this family. Sally was born about 1820, so my guess is that she was the daughter of John McKINNEY Sr. and his son was her father John McKINNEY Jr. who was married to Nancy (Anne) HARRIS. I don’t know who his wife (Sr.’s) was but Daniel BOONE wrote him a letter which he called him Brother and Sister, I don’t know if that would mean his wife was a Boone or if they were just close friends. John Sr. went to Washington County, Virginia at the behest of Daniel BOONE, and Daniel wrote a letter saying he would take $60 for his share in some land in Washington county, Virginia, that is when he called John Sr. and his wife Brother and Sister. Daniel Ray Mackin

LYONS-PAYNE – Searching for information on Sarah LYONS who married Thomas PAYNE 23 Jan 1823 in Surry County. It is believed that Thomas and Sarah PAYNE lived near Lambsburg, VA. Where was Sarah from and who were her parents and siblings? Thomas had several children by Nancy LYONS. It is possible that Sarah and Nancy were sisters. Sarah died ca. 1849, probably in VA. Who was Wassy H. LYONS? Ed Bell, 518 F.M. 182, Clifton, TX 76634

PRATHER -BEASLEY– Searching for the connection between Rachel PRATHER and Samuel, William and Thomas PRATHER of Surry/Stokes counties. Who were her parents? Rachel married Benjamin BEASLEY of Stokes County. Lessie C. Thomas, 209 Simmons Drive, Seaford, VA 23696

PUCKETT – Searching for information on Daniel W. PUCKETT. He was in Carroll Co., VA in the 1860 census in his mother’s household. Any information would be most helpful. Heath Tucker

SIMMONS -LOVELACE – INMAN -ARMSTRONG – My wife was Esther Victoria SIMMONS, daughter of Wilcher SIMMONS, 1872-195 1 and Mattie Lou LOVELACE SIMMONS, 1882-1952. Their home was Rt#4, (Toast, NC) Mt. Airy, N C. We are trying to develop information as to Wilcher’s mother, NANCY EMILY INMAN ARMSTRONG SIMMONS, B-1827 Surry Co, N C. Parents Morris and Lucy INMAN. Married (1) Hugh ARMSTRONG– 1842 (2) Amer (Amos) SIMMONS, 1846. Amer’s death is reported as during the Civil War. The 1880 Census shows Nancy SIMMONS as head of the household and Wileher as her SON, age 9. Reported from Westfield, Suny County. Other information : A record of a land deed dated 11-28-1874 where Nancy bought 57 acres of land from Henry C. Taylor, located” on the waters of little flat shoals creek” The deed was not filed with the recorders court until Jan. 17, 1906. We have not been able to determine her date of death or place of burial. Any information would be appreciated.
Esther Simmons Gearhart and John W. Gearhart, 147 Algonquin Rd., Hampton, Va. 23661

SCOTT-DAVIS-McFARLAN – I am seeking information of a William SCOTT who I believe may be the “Missing link” in my family tree. My Great-great-great grandfather, William E. SCOTT was born in Surry Co. in 1820, according to his application for a Civil War veterans pension filed in 1890. He listed his father as a William SCOTT and recorded him as dying in 1820. Not long afterwards, his mother remarried, possibly to a DAVIS, but I can’t confirm that. and moved the family north, to Dandridge, Tennessee, where William E. married Sarah J. McFARLAN of Logan County, Kentucky and finally settling in Magoffin County (at the time Floyd County) Kentucky. I don’t know if you could help me with any of this but I figured it would be worth a shot.
Travis M. Scott of Johnson County, Kentucky

HOWARD – DOUTHIT – I am looking for information on Philip HOWARD, who settled in Surry County in August 1757, married to Mary DOUTHIT. Bobsey Franks of Baltimore County, MD

BURCHAM – BARNES – My daddy’s family is from the Westfield Township. His name was Dixie Levi BURCHAM. He married Minnie Ida BARNES on Aug,8 1901 when he was age 20 and she was age 15. I am looking for any one who may know them or my father Herbert Roy BURCHAM.
Linda Burcham

BENCH – WOLF–Researching Joanah BENCH, daughter of Daniel BENCH. She married Daniel WOLF, and they lived in Surry Co. until moving to OH about 1824. Would like to learn more about Joanah’s family, parents, siblings, etc. Sharon in OH

GRANT -BULLEN – I am looking for information on my grandmother, who was born Sept 1888 in Mount Airy, Surry, NC. Her parents were Ulysses Simmons GRANT and Lucinda “Cinda” BULLEN/BULLIN[s]. I believe “Cinda” was also born in Mt. Airy about 1864, as was her father, Tandy Jack BULLEN/BULLIN[s]. John Martinson

WALL – PEELE – McGEE – Seeking the country of origin of Warren E. WALL born April 21, 1922 in Surry Co.,NC. His father’s name was Albert R. WALL of NC. His mother’s name was Ella Mae PEELE WALL of NC. My mother’s name is Janet McGEE WALL of Statesville, NC.
David Wall, #J-75383, CCI-SHU-YA-7A-204, P. O. Box 1902, Tehachapi, Ca. 98581-5902

HILL – STULTZ- I am searching for parents of Millie HILL born ca 1860 and married Isaac STULTZ ca 1880. Granny Sexton

WALL -JOHN -MITCHELL – Searching for any information on John Willie WALL m Ava Shoe JOHN b 6-27-1896 d 1966 s/o Jack Daniel m Sarah Powers JOHN lived in Alamance County, NC. Sarah Powers 2nd husband was a MITCHELL. Any information will be appreciated. Deborah Waller

BROWN – BILLINGS – I am looking for info on my grandfather and any descendants of..his name is George Leo BROWN and he married Florence Clementine BILLINGS. They had 7 daughters – Lula, Leona, Medie, Viola, Susie, Stella & Cora also 4 sons John Henry, Mack, Willie(who was shot in a bar at the age of 19 in Surry county) and Garnie who is my father. Grace Brown, 1400 Bridger #13 Green River Wyoming 82935

ALLEN -PETTIT – I am looking for ancestors of Isaac ALLEN, my g-g-g-g-grandfather. Everything I have read or found otherwise indicates that Isaac & family were too busy trying to farm & stay alive to write much of anything down. Family History Center says Isaac was b. in Scott Co., Va. in 1755. Scott didn’t become a county until much later. FHC also shows Isam, my g-g-g-grandfather, as born in Surry Co., NC. The rest of his siblings were listed as born in Scott Co., Va. I have found tax records & deeds from Surry Co., showing a John ALLEN Sr. deeding land to John Jr, William & Isaac. These are some pretty common names, so I can’t be sure this is my Isaac. In the Surry Co. Wills, I found Thomas PETTIT‘s will showing Isaac ALLEN as a “security”. Isaac’s first wife was Frances PETTIT. I am feeling pretty confident that Thomas was Frances’ father. Does anyone have any facts about these families that would help me? Cyndy Thompson, 9804 N. 85th Ave. W., Mingo, IA 50168

NEWELL – Seeking information on John NEWELL who lived in Surry County, Va. for the year 1759 after leaving Prince George County. My info says he moved to Northampton County, N. C., in 1760, stayed 12 years, them moved to Bute County, N.C.(the part that became Warren County.) I have a copy of his will which was written in January, 1792, listing names of wife and 8 children. Carol Rackley

FALL 2004

SENTER -STANDLIFF -SPENCER – CARTER – Seeking information on Zachariah SENTER from Surry County, North Carolina. He was born around 1770’s.He had a son John SENTER married Hollin Stanley/ STANDLIFF. John and Hollin had a son and he married Nancy SPENCER first and then married Sarah Ann CARTER. Also looking for W.Cornelious SENTER families.
Elizabeth Ann Shirley P.O.Box, 310756 Enterprise,Ala.36331

SNOW – WALKER – I would like to contact someone who is searching the James C. SNOW family. James C. SNOW born abt 1813 marr. Mary WALKER. They were in Surry Co., NC on the 1850 census and in Pulaski Co., Ar. on the 1880 census. How many children did they have and who were they? Any info would be appreciated. Betty Goswick , Box 114, Ranger, Tx 76470

OWEN -THOMPSON – I am seeking info about a Murphy and Rachel OWEN who had a daughter Louiza. On the 1870 Census – Murphy OWEN 52 farmer, Rachel wife 54, Mathias 18, Joseph 17, Luiza 14. On the 1880 Census Murphy OWEN age 61 and Rachel THOMPSON 63 wife Living in Surry County at this time. Louiza Married William THOMPSON, who had a son named Albert. Not sure who William’s dad was, It is sais in Surry Hert. Book vol.1 that it was John THOMPSON, but I have been told that was wrong. This is my brick wall, I cant seem to get any further than this on either family. Steve Thompson

FLYNN- I have been researching my family genealogy for quite some time now and I’m stuck on my great x 4 grandfather, John FLYNN. He was born somewhere in North Carolina and was married in Surry County North Carolina. I don’t know much about John FLYNN, He was born sometime between 1795 and 1800 somewhere in North Carolina as far as I can tell. He had a son Lewis FLYNN born in 1829/1831 in Illinois and Illinois is where that family has been ever since. I can’t find any additional information about John FLYNN. I was hoping if nothing else that I could find out whom is father was. I am trying to find out which generation crossed over from Europe. I was wondering if you could help me or point me in the right direction to find out more about the FLYNNs from North Carolina? I will appreciate any help that you can give me. Mitchell Flynn

JARVIS -RIDGE – I am a new family tree searcher and am trying to find: father/grandfather of Jabez JARVIS born about 1720/1730, surry co? married to Elizabeth Kizeah RIDGE, born about 1736, his son was Reziah JARVIS, born about 1760/1770 in Surry County. Any help would be appreciated…also interested in pictures, etc. Marla Mooney, 1083 Lakeview Drive, Stafford, Va 22556-1217.

BOND -PARKS – I am researching the family of Willis Dock BOND. This line goes to Charles BOND born abt 1715 and died abt 1775 in Surry Co., NC. He married Mary Unknown abt 1735. I have found a daughter of Thomas PARKS in Albemarle County, VA (Mary BOND) that I believe is this Mary Unknown. If you have information as to where this Charles BOND is buried or anything else I would like to hear from you.
Carol Bond Mauldin, 111 Antrim Glen Rd. Hoschton, GA. 20548

FREE -HARRIS – Minerva Anne FREE was the daughter of my great grandfather, Simeon and his wife, Judy HARRIS. I believe that Minerva Anne free lived in Surry County, N.C. in the later years of her life –probably between 1875 and 1883.If other researchers have information about her, please write me. Liz McManaway

LOVELL -PACE -KALLEM – Jesse LOVELL (mulatto) was born in NC Feb 1 1850, died Pilot Mountain Feb 1933, married Lightford PACE Sept. 14, 1874 Surry County. Lightford PACE (mulatto) b. VA April 2 1855, d Feb 14, 1902 Pilot Mountain. He mother was Louisa and father was Bele. They had children: Robert L. b Dec 5 1871, Nancy Florence b Nov 20 1874, John Henry b Mar 2 1876, Floyd Sylvester b Oct 15 1877, Hester b Dec 25 1878, Frank b Oct 3 1886, Eddie b April 1, 1888, Walter Raleigh b June 7 1890, Matthew b Apr 12 1892, twins Caudie May and Collie Lee b Mar 6 1894, Harvey Rothwell b Sept 30 1895. All children are believed to have been born in Pilot Mountain. Looking for Jesse’s parents and beyond and to confirm Lightford’s parents and beyond and anything else we can find. I failed to mention that it is believed that Jesse had a sister named Sofia b 1854 who married York KALLEM. They had a daughter Elizabeth who became a judge in NY. Jesse had a brother named James b April 1840. James may have had a daughter named Mary F. b ca 1878. BTW this is the same Jesse LOVELL whose photograph is hanging in Lovell Chapel in Pilot Mountain.
Walter R. Lovell, Jr., 20 Hembrey Cove, Sulphur Rock, AR 72579

HARDEN-GOODWIN-DUGGER – Seeking to communicate with researchers of HARDEN, GOODWIN & DUGGER Families in Surry Co. at time of its formation and during the 1770s. I suspect they were in the area that became Wilkes Co. when it formed around 1777. Robert & Jane HARDEN and their daughter Rebekah along with Drury & Mary (daughter of William, Jr.) DUGGER GOODWIN are of utmost interest.
E. Keith Johnson, P. O. Box 95, Mountain Home, TN 37684-0095

JOHNSON – McKINNEY – NATIONS – TUCKER – BISHOP – Seeking information on my JOHNSON line from Surry Co., NC My GG grandfather was WILLIAM McKINNEY “KINNEY’ JOHNSON b. 1798 Surry CO. His wife was SARAH (last name believed to be McKINNEY) On census he is sometime listed as McKINNEY and other times as KINNEY JOHNSON. He lived on land on BEAVERDAM CREEK in 1835 alongside these other JOHNSON males whom I suspect were probably kin; CALVIN, DRURY and KIMBRO. These JOHNSONS intermarried with the following other families ..NATIONS, TUCKER, BISHOP. any help would be appreciated. J. C. Johnson, 8004 Hamilton Lane Alexandria, Va 22308

RING – Looking for documented information on the birth of Martin RING born August 1771 in Surry County, the full name of his wife, list of their children with dates, Martin’s parents and siblings with dates, Martin’s wife’s parents and her siblings with dates.
Jon Wenzel, 5487 Gunther Road, Mariposa, CA 95338

NORMAN – CLARK – JOHNSON -McJONES /JONES – Trying to locate information for the following family: Isaac NORMAN married Matilda (Tilda) CLARK May 30, 1803 in Stokes County, North Carolina but lived in Surry County in 1860 and 1870. They had children Columbus Washington NORMAN born abt 1830 in Surry County who married Sally Ann Margaret McJones (JONES) and Isaac NORMAN who married Nancy (possibly JOHNSON) any information helpful. Jessie Norman, 2102 Castro Lane #9, Bakersfield Ca 93304

REECE -BOONE – I am looking for any information on Abraham REECE’s parents. Abraham was born around 1750 in Pennsylvania, and died on 6 November 1822 in Surry County, NC. I have seen his father listed as Solomon REECE, and his mother as Sara/Sarah BOONE, but have no proof of that relationship. I have seen a Solomon T. REECE traced back to ancestors in Wales (Davydd ap Rhys, Prince of S. Wales), but am unable to verify that this is the same Solomon REECE who was the father of Abraham. This Solomon is usually listed as having a different wife. Also, I am wondering if the Solomon-Sara BOONE connection was a marriage or a tryst, and also if anyone might know if she is, indeed, the sister of Daniel BOONE, as has been suggested. Any help would definitely be appreciated! Stacy Aannestad

WHITE -DAVIS – WALTERS -DOCKERY -MOORE – Seeking information on Gilbert WHITE who married Minnie DAVIS 8-28-1915. He was age 24 and Minnie was age 16. Minnie was the daughter of Drew and Emma DAVIS. Drew was deat at the time of Gil and Minnie’s marriage and Emma was living at the time. Written consent of Emma DAVIS, mother. Married by J.A. WALTERS, JP at C.W. DOCKERYs in Dobson, Twp. Witnesses were M.T. DOCKERY, Emite WHITE, C.W. DOCKERY. Gilbert L. WHITE died 1-15-1086 of pneumonitis (two weeks) and heart disease in Surry Co., NC, son of Weldon and Fannie MOORE WHITE. He was age 95 when he died in Elkin at Hugh Chatham Nursing Center (wife, Minnie had already died years previous). He was a farmer. He was buried at Union Cross Baptist Church cemetery 1-17-1986. Informant of death was Adam WHITE, Rt. 3, Dobson (eldest son). In 1999, telephone directory there is an Adam WHITE, 336-386-8680, listed. Contact: HoweT00@aol.com

JOHNSON – I wish to place a query for my ancestor: James JOHNSON, wife, Nancy ? They are found on the 1820 Surry Co, NC census in Morrian’s District. Listed below James Johnson’s name on this census are: William JOHNSON, Jesse JOHNSON, Bailey JOHNSON, Thompson JOHNSON and Thomas JOHNSON. Interested to hear from anyone who is related to these men in Surry Co., NC. My James JOHNSON moved to GA before 1850. His son Nelson JOHNSON is my great grandfather. Sue Overturf

DICK – Seeking more information on Thomas Heath DICK, born in Guilford County c. 1787, moved to Surry County in the 1840s and died there in 1870. His son Thomas Morrison DICK and daughters Mary, Rebecca, and Nancy stayed in Surry County. Oldest son James Hall DICK stayed in Guilford County. Katherine Dick Benbow, 110 Bridlewood Place, N.E., Concord, NC 28025

WOOD – Searching for information on Elias WOOD born 12 Nov 1835 and died 30 Apr 1926. He is the son of James WOOD born in NC. One James WOOD is found in Surry Co., NC in the 1850 Census (age 37) with son Elias and a James WOOD is listed in the 1860 Ashe Co., NC census. Can anyone confirm that this is the same James WOOD? Would appreciate any information on these two men.
Betty Schwier, 516 East Townview Circle, Mansfield, OH 44907

Winter 2004

BRYSON – Seeking information on the parents of Edmund BRYSON born in NC 1791. Migrated to Ky. by 1814 Could be the son of Capt. John or Alexander BRYSON. Does anyone have any information on their children? Florence Bryson, P. O. Box 253, Winchester, OR 45697

BYNUM – MATTHEWS – Seeking information on Benjamin BYNUM and his wife SOPHIA MATTHEWS. Benjamin BYNUM was enslaved by Dr. I. BYNUM and Sophia was enslaved by Caleb MATTHEWS according to Forsyth County Co-Hab records. My father, Thomas Jefferson BYNUM was born in Mt. Airy, NC on July 25, 1900. Thank you for any information. T. Pauline Hinson

LUCAS – I am looking for any information on the parents of my g-great grandfather Rasberry LUCAS who was born 1795 in Surry County, NC. Some information has Pleasant LUCAS as Rasberry’s father and other’s surmise that his mother’s surname was Rasberry. Herbert R. Lucas

HILL-WHITAKER -HARRISON-PATTERSON-MAYNARD – I am interested in locating the children and parents of William HILL, whose nickname was “Chickie”. He was born circa 1817 (based on census records) in Surry County, NC. He married 8 March 1842 Ella Doshia/Dosha WHITAKER, d/o William WHITAKER and wife Nancy HARRISON. Chickie and Doshia’s children were: Laranza or Lorenzo b. circa 1843; died while in the Confederate Troops in the War of Northern Agression. William Green b. 21 July 1844; married Saluda PATTERSON, d/o William C. “Billy” PATTERSON and wife Caroline MAYNARD. Both are buried at Hill’s Grove Baptist Church; Westley born 12 May 1851; md Carolina PATTERSON. Westley died 11 April 1923; Nancy J. HILL born 21 Dec. 1856. md Schuylar PATTERSON; she died 9 Jan. 1895; The three HILL children married the three PATTERSON children. My father-in-law told me that Dosia was a mid-wife who delivered over 200 babies. Does anyone know where Chickie and Doshia are buried? Does anyone know when they died? Jane Smith Hill

HILL – BRAY -WHITAKER -MARION- THACKER – We are researching Richard HILL b. c. 1790s who married Sally BRAY 5 Sept. 1814 in Surry County, NC. We believe them to be the parents of William “Chickie” HILL who md. Dosha WHITAKER; Nancy b.c.1820 who md. Irvin MARION; Telitha who md Joel BRAY; and Jesse md Nancy THACKER; Sally ? and possibly others. Are there any other descendants out there. Will gladly share data.
Jane Smith Hill

BRAY -SHELTON – The book The Brays of Fisher River name one Sarah BRAY who married John SHELTON circa 1823. Does anyone know if this couple remained in Surry County, or did they remove to another location? Our Sally BRAY married Richard HILL in 1814. Does anyone know who her parents are? Jane Smith Hill

DICK – HEATH – Seeking more information on Thomas Heath DICK, born in Guilford Co. ca. 1787, moved to Surry Co. in the 1840s and died there in March 1870. His son Thomas Morrison DICK and daughters Mary, Rebecca, and Nancy stayed in Surry Co. His oldest son James Hall DICK married in Guilford and remained there. I would also like to know more about the descendants of the younger children. Some have assumed this man belonged to the local DICKS/DIX family, but he did not. I am also wondering if there is a possible link between him and the HEATH family of Surry/Stokes Co. Does anyone have a record of a marriage between the DICK and HEATH families, possibly involving an Ann HEATH? I would greatly appreciate any help.
Katherine Dick Benbow

SCOTT – HARROLD -ALLEN – Need information on an Elijah HARROLD, married Catherine SCOTT, daughter of John SCOTT. They married in Surry Co. in 1838 and lived in Patrick and Carroll Co. Va. for the remainder of their lives. Need to know who Elijah’s parents were? He died in 1876 and she died in 1897 and are buried in Va. They had two sons, Enos Sylvester and Thomas Marion who married sisters, Evaline ALLEN and Mary Jane ALLEN. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Minnie Harrell

CARR–FOSSETT –HOOPS – William CARR b. 1814 and Joseph CARR b. circa 1815 both married NC brides (Nancy FOSSETT/ Orange Co and M? HOOPS/Surry Co). Don’t know if the men were brothers, cousins, or what. They all settled in IL apprx 1839 and raised families there. Seeking any information about their predecessers in Surry Co. Betsi Carr McKay

BRAY – Searching for an obituary or newspaper article regarding the death of Christopher Columbus “Chris” BRAY. He died in Stokes County, NC 5 Oct 1905. Ruby M. Hodges, 4022 Colony Hills Circle, Colorado Springs, CO 80916-3408

STONE – I am trying to prove my relationship to Ezekiel STONE who was born in 1776 in Surry Co., NC. Who were his parents? Would love to hear from anyone that has information on this Ezekiel STONE. Ruth Nunley, 4707 Meade Lane, Titusville, FL 32780

TAYLOR -MARTIN – Searching for the parents of both Matthew TAYLOR Jr. and his wife, Frances MARTIN. They were married 14 Jul 1816 in Surry Co. They lived in the part of Surry that became Yadkin in 1850. I have much information on their family after that time, but have been stumped on their parentage. Matthew and Frances are my gr gr grandparents! Will be delighted to share what I have if anyone is interested. Barbara Head Ward

BULLINGTON – TURPIN -SMITH -McDANIEL – BRANSON – After a great deal of help I have found William Preston BULLINGTON b. 1858 in Virginia d. Nov. 29, 1932, in Mooresville, Indiana. He married Elizabeth Ella TURPIN b. Oct. 16, 1863, Stokes Cty, NC. She died Sept. 15, 1903, in Mooresville, Indiana. William’s second wife was Minnie Mae SMITH, married Oct. 1, 1910. They had no children. William and Elizabeth (Bettie) had 6 children: Cora, George, Sarah (Sadie), Malley Mae, Mary Ellen and Ruth. Mary Ellen and Ruth were born in Indiana. Ruth was born Dec. 22, 1902 and died February 2, 1904. It is thought that Ruth’s birth lead to her mother’s (Elizabeth) death. My search now is for the parents of Jonathan Preston BULLINGTON b. Feb 25, 1826 in Pittsylvania County, VA. He married Frances McDANIEL. Some researchers lists his parents as Josiah and Maria Hobson BULLINGTON. I have come to believe that his parents were John Crenshaw BULLINGTON and Susanne (Susan) BRANSON. John and Susan are listed in the 1850 Pittsylvania County, VA Census with 9 of their children. The oldest child is listed as Josiah, age 22. Listed before them, on the census, is the McDANIEL family, with a daughter, Frances, age 21. Jonathan Preston BULLINGTON married Frances McDANIEL. Jonathan cannot be found on any census of 1850. I believe he was away from home when the census was taken. The fact that his future wife was living “next door” to his parents leads me to believe that he is, in fact, the son of John C and Susan BULLINGTON. I would appreciate any help with this line of thought. Also, I am trying to find the location of the BULLINGTON Family Cemetery. I understand that Jonathan Preston BULLINGTON and his wife, Frances, are buried there.
Peggy Barker Koster

HARRIS -RIERSON -MABE -BONDURANT – I am looking for information, about these ancestors, William Fredrick HARRIS, was born in Stokes Co. in 1859, and Died May 1, 1887, of Bronchial problems, (I learned from another Researcher), but don’t know where he was Buried, he was married to Sarah RIERSON, Sarah’s father was James RIERSON. and one daughter, Emma Lee HARRIS was born Jan. 20, 1882. and died Feb. 17, 1913. Stokes Co. N.C. Her Husband John Beasley MABE, (my grandfather) married a 2nd time to Mary Ann BONDURANT, and moved to Surry Co. N.C. Fredrick’s father was B.H. HARRIS, born abt 1838, in Alabama,( would like to know what B.H. stands for) Also, his Wife was Amelia, (need info, last name, where she was buried and where B.H. HARRIS was buried.) B. H. HARRIS was in Civil War and was killed May 25, 1863, B.H.HARRIS and Amelia, had a son, named Thomas L. HARRIS, born, 1861, in Stokes Co. N.C, and a daughter named Mollie she was born 1867, This information in 1880 census. Any information would be appreciated. Emma Frances (Mabe) Winters

MORRISON – BOWLING -MIDKIFF – I am searching for information on the family of John (Jerman) MORRISON & Harriett Mae BOWLING. John was born 7-1842 in Patrick co., VA & died between 1920-1930 in Surry Co., NC. Harriett BOWLING was born 9-1854 in Patrick Co., VA & died between 1910-1920 in Surry Co., NC. John was my grandfather’s brother. My grandfather’s name was James (Jim) Madison MIDKIFF who was born 4-12-1858 in Patrick Co., VA & died 7-28-1930 in Mercer Co., WV (Matoaka). John & James parents were Matthew MIDKIFF & Jane MORRISON. I don’t believe Matthew & Jane ever married. That is why John & my grandfather have different last names. My grandfather went by the MIDKIFF when he married my grandmother in 12-1879 in Mercer Co., WV, BUT in earlier census’, he was a MORRISON. I would love to exchange information & photos (if possible). Any help will be greatly appreciated. Sarah Agnew


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