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Patti Jones Tue Dec 31 17:14:21 1996
Looking for information and verification about Margaret Burkhead who was born in Randolph Co., N.C., some time 1850's and married William Thomas Wade and moved to Texas. Before moving to TX., gave birth to Myrtle Christelle Wade on Oct. 11, 1977 in Wadeboro, N.C. Both Margaret Burkhead and William Thomas Wade died and were buried in Bangs Tx.

Bryan Huneycutt Sun Dec 29 13:37:28 1996
Seeking information on the HOPKINS family of Randolph Co.NC, Edward HOPKINS, son of Daniel Martin HOPKINS and Sarah LONGFELLOW of VT, was born in 1782 in VT? and died before 1860 in Randolph County, NC. He married in 1805 in KY Hannah CROW dau of James Monroe Crow of Chatham Co.,NC. Edward and Hannah CROW children were Joseph, James, John, Martiin, Mark, Moses, Joshua, Prudence, Elizabeth, Anne, and Rebecca. Daughter Prudence HOPKINS was born 1812 in NC and died in 1897 in Stanly Co.,NC. She married John Ensley TEETER.

Kit Gorman Sun Dec 29 16:25:52 1996
Researching Thomas SULLIVAN, from Ireland, and his wife Prudence ROBERTS, from Uniontown, PA, who settled in Randolph County, NC, in 1780s or 1790s. Thomas Sullivan was a landholder in Randolph County by May 1800. He died during the winter of 1806-07, leaving his wife, two sons and two daughters. Daughter Nancy Sullivan married Delaney Stark. Son Joseph Sullivan relocated to Clark County, IN, and married Susannah V. Henderson in 1817. Would like to communicate with others researching this family.

Terry Ervin Sun Dec 29 18:56:48 1996
Families of GOSSETT Jonathan (John) b 5/29/1825 NC m 2/9/1854 HOCKETT Nancy b 9/19/1827 NC (Hackett/Hoggett). Lived Randolph Co. area. Family was in IN before 1865. Any help greatly appreciated.

Connee Kroeger Fri Dec 27 14:26:07 1996
My ancestor, John SCALLORN (SCALLION, SCALLAN) was in Randolph Co., NC in the 1800 federal census. He had come from Charles Co., MD and would be in Wayne Co., KY by 1810. Does anyone know any connections to any other families in Randolph Co.? John's son Joab may have married here Nancy HARDIN, supposed to be the dau of Richard & Agnes HARDIN, but I cannot locate this couple anywhere. Would like to make contact with anyone else researching these families or who knows anything about them. Thanks!

Ray STAPLETON Mon Dec 23 18:44:09 1996
Researching Thomas and Edward STAPLETON of Rowan Co., NC mid to late 1700's. What was the relationship of Thomas and Edward? Father/son or Brothers? Also interested in their friends Zachariah SALYER Sr. and his son Isaiah Sr. Will exchange information. Appreciate any help. Ray Stapleton

David Beckerdite Tue Dec 24 10:54:45 1996
My previous email address was incorrect. Please take note. I am researching birth information concerning Brice Beckerdite, who was born about 1819. I have marriage and estate records, but no birth records.

James Newman Sat Dec 21 15:51:47 1996
I am looking for information on James and Rosanna BEESON NEWMAN who lived in the Guilford, Randolph, Stokes County area in the 1770' - 1850's. They were the parents of John, Abigail, Emma, Richard B., Elizabeth K., and Clinton V. Additional people, possibly related are Wade H. Newman and Rachel Newman. Wade married Dianna Hodson in 1846 in Guilford Co. Rachel married a Phillips, possibly in NC. Any and all information will be appreciated. Thanx

Mark Faucette Tue Dec 17 20:20:25 1996
I'm looking for information on James O. PICKARD (1845 - Before 1900) & Margaret E. BAKER (Aug 1844 - Before 1920). Their children were: 1) Annie L. PICKARD (Apr 1870 - ) 2) William E. H. PICKARD (Aug 1875 - ) 3) James O. PICKARD Jr. (Aug 1888 - ) They were married in Alamance County, but were living in Randolph County before 1870 until after 1910.

Donald M. Ricks Sun Dec 15 16:08:29 1996
In 1830 Jonas Ricks Jr. lived on Muddy Creek, in Guilford Co., and his land joined that of Richard ELDER, Alexander SMITH [Jonas m. SmithAEs dau., Eleanor], HOLTON, and HOGGATT [Deed Bk 18, pp. 505-4]. This land was close to the Guilford-Randolph county line. John RICKS married Margaret ELDER 2 June 1827, Jonas RICKS bondsman (Randolph Co.). Nancy RICKS married David ELDER 12 Sep. 1829, John RICKS bondsman, (Randolph Co.). In 1840, John RICKS married Elizabeth POOLE, in Randolph. It seems so obvious that John RICKS married twice, but is there proof?. What happened to Margaret ELDER, and did she have children? In 1850, John RIX and wife Elizabeth lived in Guilford Co. and had children born after 1840; there were also two adult children listed, Milton and Christina RIX, born between 1830-40. Were these the children of John RICKS and Margaret ELDER. Is there an estate record for an ELDER that mentions RICKS children? Thanks for your help!


Jeanie Reed Mon Dec 9 22:43:26 1996
Searching for any info re: Ezra/Azariah DORSETT, born Ezra Adcock ca.1787, m. Mary Beckerdite, resided in Randolph Co. until 1834, moving then to IL. Ezra was "taken in" and raised by John Dorsett, and legally had his name changed from Adcock to Dorsett in 1821. Am wanting information on ADCOCK family.<

Dusti Ide Sun Dec 8 09:25:50 1996
Looking for Joshua Foster Wright and parents. He was born 1777 (Iredell Co. NC?), married 15 Dec. 1803 to Sarah Lamar in Randolph Co., at lease one son, Wilson L. in NC, then to Fentress Co., TN where he died abt 1866. Lived in NW corner of Randolph Co., near Uwharrie R. <Any> information very much appreciated.<

Dusti Ide Sun Dec 8 09:46:49 1996
Looking for Isaac Beasley, Will proved Nov 1796 in Randolph Co. and his wife Ann who was still living in 1796 in Randolph Co. Their daughter Rachel (need birth and death dates as well as sibling information), m Osborn Lamar abt. 1781 in Randolph Co. Osborn died in Randolph Co. 29 Sept 1840. Their daughter Sara Lamar m Joshua Foster Wright 15 Dec. 1803, Randolph Co. Have much information on the Lamars, none on Beasleys. More than willing to share. Thank you!

Ann Sears Sun Dec 8 12:08:20 1996
VARNER - I am looking for information on John Varner (b. abt 1821, d. 1899) and his wife Chanie Pearce (b.1823, d. 1891). They had 10 children: William A., Nancy (called Nannie), Henry Clay, Archibald, Franklin L., Eliza, Andrew, Milton, and the twins - Harriette and William. Both John and Chanie Varner are buried in Randolph Cty. William A. married Rachel Hoover and raised 5 children in Randolph Cty. Henry Clay married Mary Burnes and raised 6 children in Randolph Cty. Archibald and Andrew moved to Milford, Texas. Milton lived in New Hope. Franklin married Julia White and lived in Cabarrus Cty in Concord. I am also looking for the tie of this family to Amzi(Emsley?)Varner (b. between 1810-1820, d. between 1841-1850) and his wife Sarah Meek Steele. This family is found around Thyatira, NC and Rowan Cty.

Susan Peters Zmrzel Wed Dec 4 04:13:34 1996
Randolph Co., NC, 12-04-96, WALKER, MORAN, MANN My maternal 4th. great grandfather is David WALKER who died bef. 3 Feb 1829 in Randolph Co., NC. He left the following children: Sarah b. ca. 1814 in NC, married 2 Oct 1834 in Randolph Co., NC to John MORAN (son of William Thomas MORAN and Delilah MANN); Joseph B.; Elizabeth; Jesse. On 24 Aug 1816, David WALKER purchased 82 acres of land in Randolph Co., NC from Samuel WALKER. Jesse WALKER was a witness. On 1 Feb 1822, David WALKER sold this 82 acres and William WALKER and Jesse WALKER were witness. There was a bond for guardianship of David's children dated 3 Feb 1829 and it is signed by Hugh WALKER. I do not know who these other WALKERS are and have no idea who David's parents are. I was wondering if you have any information that would help me. Susan Peters Zmrzel P.O. Box 10097 Ft. Mojave, AZ 86427 e-mail ( (These are the other surnames that I research) ANDREWS, BATES, BECKER, BEVIS, BOGARD, BORDINGH, BRACKNEY, BRILL, BROWN, CHATHAN, CLEMENT, COLLINS, CONTINI, CRISS/CRIST, CUVELLIER, DAVIS, DWIRE, ELLIS, FEDRIGA, FERJANCIC, FISHER, FOGLEMAN, FRANCE GATES/GOTZ, GRIZZLE, HARRIS, HAWKINS, HEADY, HETTENBACH, HUDDLESTON, KRESS/CRESS, KOKEC, LUNDBECK, MANN, MARSURYNS, MAYHAM, McDOWELL, McINDOO, MENONI, MISENHEIMER, MORAN, NASH, NICHOLAS, NOFFSINGER/NAFZGER, NOWLIN, OWEN, PERKINS, PETERS, ROBINSON, (3) SMITH, SOOY, STEHELI/STEELE, STILLWELL, STUCKEY, SYMON, TILLMAN, TOLAN, VAN TIENHOVEN, VIGNE, VILLETT, WALKER, WICKS, ZMRZEL.

Sandy Bolick Tue Dec 3 15:18:21 1996
Trying to determine if Mary HARRIS (daug of West Harris & Mary Turner) may have married Richard PARKER in Randolph Co., probably prob. 1782-1784. Also checking for poss. marriage of same Richard PARKER to a Sarah LENTZ (poss spelled LENCE); prob. around 1800-1804. THANK YOU for any help! -Sandy

Gloria Fay {Harmon} Burris Thu Nov 28 12:35:38 1996
Here is inf given to me on Hiram Harmon. Can anyone help further? "Vol 7 No 1 p 15 of the Randolph Co NC Quarterly" Court of Pleas of Q sessions Aug term 1808. Ordered that Hiram Hermon {Harmon} 3 years old be bound to John Amick who is to give him when he arrives to the age of 21 a horse & saddle & bridle worth $60 & a good suit of clothes for Sunday" The only Harmon found that may have died in Randolph Co prior to 1808 was a WILLIAM HARMON who was listed in the 1803 Randolph Co tax list. Can anyone help with this info or maybe look up for me in other quarterly's any info on WILLIAM HARMON? Who was JOHN AMICK?

Leslie&Bonnie Crowe Sat Nov 23 07:55:49 1996
Looking for Crow family history as related to Jame Crow b. Nov. 11, 1713 d. July 16,1792. in Chatham Co. N.C.. 10 Children.. I am a descendant through son Stephen,via Martin, via Martin T., via Martin Clark, via Robert Denson Crowe, via Lester R. Crowe. Any family info would be greatly appreciated, Thanks.

Claude Johnson Mon Nov 18 06:33:34 1996
Seeking information about Stout tribe, Choctaw Indians. Eliza M. Stout born 1816 NC. Moved to Arkansas and married my great-grandfatgher . Received a message to research Stout Tribe in Orange or Randolph County NC. Suggestions for where to research.

Charles Langley Mon Nov 11 17:32:01 1996
Zimri Langley, born 1814 married to Nancy Fox Sept. 1838. Father of Joseph, Elizabeth & James (who married Alphinia Frazier 20 January 1867. Zimri probably sired Leonard, David, Sarah, Orlendo and Causey by a second wife named Catherine but no record of remarriage has been found and no record of Nancy Langley's death [Editor's note: FRAZIER and LANGLEY are names known in Randolph County.]

Warren TALLEY Fri Nov 8 08:30:53 1996
I am seeking the parents of James M. TALLY and Howard TALLY who came to Chatham County in the early 1830s from Virginia. I am also interested in any info pertaining to the Daniel PERRY family, the Richard JONES family, the Frederick TALLY family and the Thomas SMITH family all of which lived in the Bear Creek area in the 1820s and 1830s.

Marc Wheat Tue Oct 29 07:42:31 1996
The will of Joseph BOOKOUT of Randolph County, North Carolina is posted on the Bookout Family Web at Probated on 1 Aug 1806, the will includes the names Charles BOOKOUT, John BOOKOUT, Joseph BOOKOUT, Marmaduke BOOKOUT, Sarah BOOKOUT, Samuel BROWN, Thomas J. BROWN, Benjamin Stood CLATON, Jesse HICKS, Jacob HINSHAW, and Nelly SMITH. Who are the Browns, Claton, Hicks, and Hinshaw?

sheri williams Tue Oct 22 21:37:03 1996
I am looking for any information on my great-great-grandfather John Osborn born April 18, 1834 the son of Andrew Osborn and Didamy Mills Osborn. At the time of his marriage in 1853 the marriage certificate shows his address as Guilford County. Any information on him and his family would be greatly appreciated.

sheri williams Tue Oct 22 21:48:27 1996
I am looking for any information on my great-great-grandmother Delphina Emalin Smith Osborn. She was born march 12, 1833 and at the time of her marriage February 24, 1853 in Washington County, NC her residence showed as Randolph County. Any information on her or her family would be greatly appreciated. She was married on above date to my great-great-grandfather John Osborn of Guilford County, NC.

Valoree Tue Oct 15 09:16:57 1996
I am in search of parents of Eli YORK b. 13 Nov 1788 in Randolph Co., N.C. He had a brother named Hiram YORK and a wife named Lucinda. Eli and Lucinda had ten children and moved from N.C. to KY in 1812/13, then to Inidana, and they finally settled in Hamilton County, IL in 1819. Would appreciate any info. on this! Thanks in advance. Valoree --

Vivian Jensen Sun Oct 13 23:10:45 1996
I'm looking for the parents of Dr. William Henry Harrison CONNER/ CONNOR birth date and place unk. William m 1847 Emily BULLA b 1823 in Randolph co. to John BULLA and his second wife Nancy ROLLINS. William and Emily's children were Adelaid b 1848, Virgil W. b 1850, John L. b 1852, William b 1854, Fannie H. b 1855. I would also like to find the marriage record of William and Emily. So far CD lookups have failed to find it, though her sisters marriages were found.

Larry Herrin Mon Oct 14 21:29:05 1996
Isaac HERRING, b. ca 1761 m. the widow Nancy "Ann" SHOTWELL GAINY in old Dobbs Co. She was the widow of Meredith GAINY. They moved to Randolph County [1800], on to Tennessee [1806], Pulaski County, KY [1816 or so}, Lawrence Co., Indiana after that and he died in Scotland, Green Co., Indiana. He was a Revolutionary War Veteran fighting on the South Carolina Line. He had sons: Alexander, Joel, Joshua, Sanders, John and Isaac. Looking for information on the SHOTWELL family and on the parents/siblings of Isaac HERRING. Is "SHOTWELL" a distortion of "SOCWELL" which is a distortion of "STOCKSTELL"? Larry Herrin

Ron Riley Thu Oct 10 10:00:01 1996
Chambers, Edmund, Elijah, William, Elisha I am looking for any information on this family in Randolph and Wilkes Counties. Edmund and his wife Patiana had 5 sons and 7 Daughters. The only known names were William, Elijah, and possibly Elisha. Edmund died while hunting in Wilkes County in 1809. Elijah was given land in Tennessee (Stone Mountain and Marion County) for his Rev. War enlistments (2). Any Help is appreciated.

Carole Mayfield Tue Oct 8 12:17:52 1996
Seeking information on Peter GARNER b. c 1760. He lived close to the Moore/Randolph Co. line and could have been of german descent. He migrated to Blount Co. TN in 1825, but returned to Randolph Co. in 1841. He died in 1842 and Alfred BROWER was his Adm. Any help appreciated.

Julie Crowley Tue Oct 8 07:06:56 1996
Looking for information on family of Joel BROOKSHIRE (b. c. 1770 in NC) and Sarah BLACK (b. 1772 in Hagerstown MD). Son Drake BROOKSHIRE b. 27 Feb 1819 in Randolph Co.; m. Sarah GRAVES, dau. of Leonard and Mary (CALICOT) GRAVES, b. 24 May 1823 in Randolph Co. This family emigrated to Montgomery Co, IN ca. 1835.

Alfred C. Ellis Sun Oct 6 01:16:06 1996
My ancestor William Ellis lived in Randolph Co, NC during the time period 1754-1782. I think there is a possibility that he may have served briefly in the Revolutionary War as a horseman from Randolph County. I have come across a list of Soldiers who served in Captain John Hinds' Company. My ancestor William Ellis is listed as serving in a Regiment of Horsemen under the command of Col. Luttrell. Many of the names listed, I believe where neighbors of my ancestor in Randolph County. Many of these surnames include: Alred, York, Hinds, Wilborn-Welborn, Benge and many others. Does anyone have information on the role that these men played in the Revolutionary War. I blieve that my own ancestor was in the Company only briefly, since he moved to Tn. in 1782.

Larry HERRIN Sat Oct 5 21:35:41 1996
Isaac HERRING lived in 1800 Randolph Co. with his wife Nancy "Ann" SHOTWELL, widow of Meredith GANEY. Their daughter, Desdemona also lived there with John MCDOWELL. Does anyone have information on Isaac HERRIN, the GANEYS or the parents of Nancy SHOTWELL [is that the correct name or a distortion?] Larry HERRIN

Charles Shaw Fri Oct 4 07:06:56 1996
Finley W Shaw after 1880 census lived in Guilford County later moved to Randolph County. Children Finley W, Lillie B, Jinny L Thomas

Robert Lumsden Fri Oct 4 08:34:28 1996
I am looking for information on William Lumsden (1789-1867) listed as buried in Franklinville, Randolph Co. N.C.

Marc Wheat Thu Oct 3 12:54:13 1996
Searching for the descendants of Joseph BOOKOUT I (1701-1806), buried in Holly Springs Friends Meeting cemetery. To subscribe to the Bookout discussion list, send a message and put SUB BOOKOUT in the body of the message (not in the subject line). To post a message to the list, send it to: There are now quite a few of us striving to build a very accurate database of all Joseph BOOKOUT's descendants.

David Beckerdite Sun Sep 29 17:07:30 1996
I am researching my ancestors, Brice Beckerdite, Richard Beckerdite, Alexander Beckerdite and Adaline Copple [Guilford/Randolph Co. area]

Janice Morrow Fri Sep 27 11:36:28 1996
I am trying to find any information on a John Bolin B. abt. 1750 in Virginia received land from a William Rowan in 1796 in York County S,C, know there were Bollings, Bolin, Bowlings in North Carolina in Wilkes and Randolph and hoped to find some connection. John had Thomas B. 1774, Britton B. 1782, John B. 1775, Mary Vianna B. 1776, William and Benjamin all supposedly born in Virginia but don't know where. Would appreciated any information.

Patricia Carter Cangelosi Thu Sep 26 09:10:45 1996
Looking for grandparents of Robert Stokes CARTER b.1824 in Randolph Co., NC. Parents-Jesse CARTER and Lucy STOKES b.1779

Joice Lawrence Mon Sep 23 09:55:03 1996
Looking for any information on a Thomas Gowen b. about 1729, possibly in Brunswick County, Virginia, d. 1797 in Randolph County, North Carolina. His father might have been Edward Gowen, b. 1702. He might also have had a son named Thomas after himself.

James C. T. Pool Sun Sep 22 21:55:11 1996
Seeking the parents and children of Joseph Pool(e) and Hannah Hooker, who were married in Randolph Co, NC on 19 August 1802 and moved to Jennings Co, IN approximately 1810.
Christine Lewellyn West Wed Sep 18 21:19:43 1996
Looking for info on the LEWELLEN/LEWELLING family of NC. William Lewelling died in Randolph co. ca. 1798. His wife's name was Mary and he had at least 9 children: Joseph, Jonathon, William, John, Jean, Thomas, Shadrach, Meshach, & Mary.

Martha Pierce Tue Sep 17 18:20:07 1996
Erastus Pierce b.1881c Ashboro, Randolph Co.,NC father,Jasper? Henry Pierce b. 1883c Ashboro, Randolph CO., NC father,Jasper? William C. Harrison, b. 1848c, NC, m. Utha Parthini (?) 1873c. Found William C. Harrison family in Randolph Co. 1880. Ed 219, page 17. Already had 3 children, Loulla? 8, Daniel 6, ALbert Clay 2. Found them in AR Co., AR 1900 census. Erastus Pierce was living with the William Harrison family and he was his Nephew.

jean allread Tue Sep 17 13:08:47 1996
Isaac ALLRED and sister Eve [from Randolph Co.] to Butler Co Ohio abt 1800..Isaac served war of 1812 with Thomas and James ALLRED (cousins?). Who are their parents or any info appreciated.

Gail S. Tomlinson Mon Sep 16 09:28:25 1996
Looking for parents of Henry Rustin (Rusten, Rushton) who m. Market McCain in Raldolph County, NC in 1802. They removed to TN and had children: Lemuel, Elijah, Samuel and probably a daughter, Mesina. Market may be a nickname for Mary Ann, although the Market and McCain families are found in close proximity later on in KY and N. MS. Submitted by: Gail S. Tomlinson 108 Brookside Drive, Senatobia, MS 38668-1505; 6010562-4002

Terry Garrett Sun Sep 8 11:57:01 1996
Lydia GARNER (28 Dec 1793 Randolph Co NC-18 Apr 1835 Bond Co IL) dau/Jesse GARNER (b c1767) and Lydia GRANGER (b c 1771); spouse Younger McCASLAND (26 S 1788 Chatham Co NC-25 Sep 1862 Provo, Utah Co. UT). Seek others researching these families.

RICHARD LAWLER Wed Sep 4 21:07:15 1996
Looking for information on ELI LAWLER who lived in Randolph County from approx 1780-1790. Looking for records of marriage, and births of children.

D H Gilbert Fri Sep 6 03:38:31 1996
Searching for data related to the family Garren in Buncombe, Henderson, Rowan, and Randolph Counties, NC. Andrew Garren Sr, John Garren, and Jacob Garren Sr moved their families from Rowan/Randolph to Buncombe in the very early 1800s. They settled on Cane Creek and Hoopers Creek.

Lucy N Dill Tue Sep 3 20:05:32 1996
For some time I have been searching for information about Eliza Ferguson who married Stephen English in Kansas City, Missouri on 15 June 1837. The 1850 census for Platte Co, MO shows her to be 27 and from NC. I have recently received a copy of a family group record from the SLC Family History Center which lists Eliza J. Ferguson born in 1825 to John Ferguson and Neomi Jackson "of Randolph Co, NC." The family group record indicates that John Ferguson and Neomi Jackson were married in Randolph County on 27 Nov 1819. The English family migrated from Virginia to Kentucky to Missouri. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

edgerton Sun Sep 1 13:43:25 1996
BAREFOOT - Searching for parents of Benjamin Franklin Barefoot b 1858/1864 in Sampson Co. NC, d 1938 Guilford Co. NC. and Anna Belle York B. 1872 in Randolph Co.NC Offspring of this union: Carl, Leigh (my grandmother) b. 1890, Ellsworth and Vernon. A family contact says there was a picture of Alvin C. York of WWI fame among family momentoes, but I have no proof that he was our relative. Does anyone know Alvin's lineage?

John German Fri Aug 30 18:02:05 1996
Looking for descendants of Elijah and Margaret (JARMAN) JACKSON. "Peggy" JARMAN (also spelled GERMAN) was born ca 1800; who were her parents? They lived in the southern part of Randolph Co.

Ronald D Mc Daniel Tue Aug 27 22:08:30 1996
Looking for information on Daniel Mc Daniel b. 1804 in NC and Jane Williams b. 1804 in NC, his wife. No prior information to 1830 census, where he was listed as head of Family in Randolph Co NC. Moved to Morgan Co IN between 1835 and 1838.

Lucy Dill Sat Aug 24 11:06:45 1996
I am searching for information about Eliza J. Ferguson, born in Randolph County about 1825 to John Ferguson and Neomi Jackson. She is possibly the same Eliza Ferguson who married Stephen English in 1837 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Ida K. Boyce Fri Aug 23 20:08:21 1996
Searching for information on William BOYCE and Elizabeth NANCE who married @1779 in Randolph/Guilford Co., NC. Need names of children as well as siblings, etc. Parents of William was James Tabitha Boyce of Halifax Co., VA. Any information would be helpful. Ida

Wally Garchow Wed Aug 21 21:53:44 1996
Seeking the origins/parents of Thomas HILL. His wife's name was Elizabeth, but what was her maiden name? Their youngest daughter Deidamia HILL married before June 1794 to Joseph MENDENHALL [Guilford/Randolph Co. area]. Does a civil record exist of this marriage?

Michele Chavez Sat Aug 17 19:52:14 1996
My ggg grandfather, Dawson Seals was b. 1802 in Randolph County, NC, grandson of Zackeriah Seal b. 1754, parents unknown. Zackeriah Seal was the son of William Seale b. 1730 in VA. I would like to correspond with anyone else researching the Seal/Seale/Seals family in North Carolina.
Leigh Compton Sun Aug 11 07:30:41 1996
Thomas WALKER married Nancy THORNBURY on 28 Dec 1812 in Randolph County, NC. How do I know? Because someone sent me page 30 from a published book of Randolph County marriages. I'm trying to identify the book, publisher, and original source of this information. Here's a short excerpt from this page: SKEEN, James C. THORNBURGH, Emily 25 Mar 1851 James J. BRUTON (w) J. S. BROWN FRAIZER, Isaac THORNBURY, Mary ---- 1815 John S. DOBSON (w) B. MARMAN, J.P. WALKER, Thomas THORNBURY, Nancy 28 Dec 1812 William GRAY (w) Benj. MARMAN, J.P. As you can see, this page (and presumably this section of the book is arranged in alphabetical order by the surname of the bride. PLEASE... If anyone recognizes this book, contact me with the title, author, publication, date, etc. I need to locate it in order to track down the primary source(s) used to compile this information.

Debi Elliott Sun Aug 11 09:59:09 1996
Pearlie Pleasant ELLIOTT was born in 1887 (Montgomery Co.) John Columbus ELLIOTT (b. 1851, NC) and Emma Lou SAUNDERS (b. 1856, NC). Father of John was Isaac S. ELLIOTT, son of James ELLIOTT Sr., both of whom died in Montgomery County. Emma Lou was daughter of Pleasant C. SAUNDERS. No more is known about them. Wish to know more about Montgomery County ELLIOTTs and SAUNDERS in this time period.

Lisa Hensley Thu Aug 8 20:42:17 1996
My GGGrandfather was Henry Smith-dob about 1806-married Elisabeth Jackson in Randolph CO., NC about 1830. They migrated to Tennessee and ended up in Missouri. Several of their children were born in TN and several in MO as well. Any information on either one would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Lisa

I am searching for any information on the Asbell family of Randolph County, particularly Emmanuel Asbell who lived there from the 1760's to early 1800's.
David Nobles
August 5, 1996 SIMMONS - FARLOW
Looking for information on John and Elizabeth (Farlow) SIMMONS and their families of Randolph County. They married on March 12, 1800 and lived in the county until about 1820 when they removed to Rush County, Indiana. Looking for the families of John and Elizabeth.
David Sadler
July 28, 1996

Would like to know where the Dunning family that was in Randolph County came from.
Joyce Britt Dunning
July 24, 1996

The FARMERs, Quakers, lived on Second Creek, near the present town of Farmer south of Asheboro.. They had moved through a series of smaller moves from Perquimans County. My personal forebears moved to Tennessee by 1811, but many others either stayed there, or moved to Murphy, NC or the Galax, VA area. This query is also being posted to the Rowan County page.
July 21, 1996

I am looking for anyone tracing WINNINGHAM's. I am trying to match up my WINNINGHAM's. Richard went to Tennessee and died about 1805. His children Adam, Abraham, Abel, Richard, and James were all born in Randolph Co., NC.
Shawn Gray
July 18, 1996

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