2009 Queries

HARRIS – MOORE –FRANKLIN – I am looking for the ancestors for a Joel J. HARRIS who wed Mary M. MOORE in 1829 in Rutherford, NC.  There was a Silas HARRIS wed to an  Edith FRANKLIN in Surry County in 1801 who had a son named Joel (b.  1805). Does anyone have information on any of the Silas HARRIS family?  Jack Harris

LAWSON – GORDON – EATON –  I’ve been researching my nephew’s wife’s family and found what appears to be the burial place of several of her LAWSON close relatives. Jasper N. LAWSON & his wife Mary are her great grandparents. Granville GORDON and Susan EATON are very probably Granville Crafford GORDON and Mary “Sug” aka Polly GORDON, my niece Mary’s GREAT GREAT GRANDPARENTS. She and her daughter are buried in plots #117 & #118 at PILOT VIEW UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY. in Surry County N.C. There is a family story that Mary “Sug” aka Polly may be Mary Susan was either Cherokee or Blackfeet and therefore her daughter Mary (middle name either Elizabeth or Melissia) were also Indian. I have been unable to prove it. The U.S. census lists them as White. My niece ,Mary, is now a member of the Colonial Dames and we’ve managed to prove her kinship to the Newsoms and Barhams in 1600s in Jamestown. Nevertheless, this is something I have not been able to track down and would love to know. Any help  would be most sincerely appreciated. Sara Applebaum

NELSON – BRYANT- YORK – Looking to trace my ancestors back. My great Grandfather was John W.  NELSON DOB July 1879 or 1880 DOD 1962 – he is buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  His 2nd wife was Sadie BRYANT, granddaughter of Dr. Tyre YORK.  I can trace her ancestry back but cannot locate anything on John W.  NELSON.  Michelle Benton

BARR – EASTER – I am  looking for family of Billy Darel BARR and Patricia Jean BARR {nee EASTER} they were from Surry,  North Carolina between 1974to 1982 at least they had two children born on those years in Surry County Jwe1963@aol.com

WILLIAMS –SOMERVILLE –  I researching John Taylor WILLIAMS b. abt 1829 in Surry/Yadkin Co., NC. On the 1860 census heirs listed as being born in Yadkin Co., Yadkin was not formed from Surry until 1850. So I am checking Surry and Yadkin both. He moved to Warren Co. before 1836 and married Mary Catherine SOMERVILLE on 04 Aug 1836 in Warren Co., NC. Joe McDonald

MARSH – HANKAMER -YOUNG – Looking for information on James and Viola MARSH and their children .  One of there children was our Mother Lollie Mae MARSH.  Other child  I know was a Jessie MARSH, a son. Know she went back to Dobson, NC in 1950 to get second divorce from my father Hiram Melvin HANKAMER. After divorce went back to Sacramento, CA. She remarried Donald A. YOUNG in Reno , Nevada after the Divorce was final in 1950. Have believe this was home for her family and went home to have family support .  On my sisters and my birth certificate says mothers place of birth as NC. Our father by first divorce had custody of me while mother had custody of sister. Father got temporary custody of sis when mother was sick and against a court order removed us from the state of Calif.  We have never seen our mother again. In the 1930 census she and her family had moved to Fries, WV.  This leaves me to believe that family or part of family had moved back home to NC. Any information would greatly be appreciated and thank you in advance.  Hank A. Silver

CLARK – SHELTON – JOHNSON – CROSSINGHAM – McNALLY –  I have been looking for a James CLARK to add to a tree I am working on.  The “Family Search” LDS site lists him as having been born in Surry County, NC, November 8, 1773.  One of his sons was Samuel B CLARK who was born in KY or AL and married Lucinda SHELTON. I think James may have moved to Kentucky, but have not been able to find him, mainly because there are so many James CLARK’s in KY. It is also possible he went to Alabama.  One of Samuel B’s sons was Andrew.  Have traced this family fairly easily back to Samuel in Kentucky, but then could not find his father, James.  I expect he was a farmer and not important enough to be on the various websites that relate to  folks in the 1700’s.  The LDS site lists James father as having been Micajah CLARK born Albemarle Co., VA, and married to Luranna JOHNSON from Louisa County, Virginia. If you have any information that would help me find James I would surely appreciate it.  Also please let me know if there is a charge for the help. Getting a bit poor these days. Also, though I am not related to the CLARK family, I do have some roots in Mt. Airy in Surry County.  They would be the James and Anita CROSSINGHAM family—actually just Anita who was my mother’s cousin.  Her maiden name was McNALLY and they were from Germantown, Philadelphia.  If you need any information on the McNALLY,  I would be happy to send you whatever I have.  I expect, because they were well known in Mt. Airy, there is more than enough info available.  Pat Garthwaite


MOYERS –MAYERS – MYERS – MYARS – I am looking for any information on my GG Grandfather, Wiley MOYERS family.  Wiley was born in 1833 in Surry County, North Carolina.  I think his mother’s name was Mary.  But I do not know what his father’s name was.  Moyers went by different spellings:  MOYERS/MAYERS/MYERS/MYARS.  Any information would be appreciated.  Thank you.  Jo Ann Lewis


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