Hello Erin! Wrote you quite some time ago on another site in ref. to my g-grandfather, Ben Bradford who married Pamly Jones in 1880 in Warren County, N.C. Pamly was the daughter of Ephraim and Dilcey Jones. Ben shows up in Nansemond County, Va. in 1910 with daughter Katie (my grandmother). Would appreciate any help you can provide. Reach me email@example.com. Thanks, K. O. Mitchell-Orlando, Fla. AAHGS
Got your posts. I'm interested in Sally Bass that married Charles Dunson/Dunston in 1814, in Wake County. Am I correct that she was the Sally daughter of Thomas Bass and Tomasen Bunch? Do you know anything about their children? I have potential candidates including my 3rd great grandfather, Calvin. Any info?
Can't do the chat because as I posted on my page, I'm doing blogtalk radio that night at precisely the same time on my book research on Miles Lassiter. Book is now offered on Quakerbooks.org. Some other time I guess. My email is MargoLW@gmail.com. Thanks
Wow, gee Erin. So I guess that means you don't look at your messages often. Yes, Erin I was trying to reach you because I had a book published about a family that has roots in both the free and slave community, in fact it is about the only free African American to be officially an admitted-to-meeting Quaker in NC prior to the Civil War when he died in 1850: Miles Lassiter (circa 1777-1850) an Early African American Quaker from Lassiter Mill, Randolph County, North Carolina: My Research Journey to Home. I was coming down for a book signing, wanted to stop by and see you -- obviously that didn't happen. Also wanted to talk about another part of the family, the Dunsons/Dunstons/Dunstans of Wake and Franklin County. They are in Heinegg's book (always have been) so they should be on your list as well, as Renate Sanders pointed out. Anyway. was hoping to converse one way or another on these things. Hope we still can. . . I did send you a friend request as well several months back.
Erin, my name is Stan Arney, and Jim Avery suggested I write you about something you might be able to help me with.
My ancestor, Jacob Arney's original Will, resides at the NCSA, in Raleigh, NC, where you work.
The ink in the upper 1/3 to 1/2 has faded over time.
I have requested and received a copy, from the NCSA, of his Will, but it's too difficult to make out the faded ink.
I would like to get a "best copy possible", so that perhaps someway I can try scanning it, etc. to see if I can bring out the faded ink, to see what it may be able to reveal about him. He is my family, ARNEY, brick wall, and I need to see if I can glean any information, from his Will, please help.
You can take a look at my ancestry at www.tribalpages.com/tribes/nadasue. There you will see the answers to your questions. You will also see that one of my family lines is Dunstan/Dunston. They were free blacks in NC, but I didn' see them mentioned on your site. Take care. :)
I just ran across your page, and will definitely be coming back to study it more carefully. I wanted to let you know that Pettiford was one of the surnames in Franklin county, NC, where my ancestors come from, so you might want to check that out if you haven't already. I may have a bit more information, and I will get back to you.
My Parsons are from New England to up state NY on to IL and then Iowa. Wish I had NC ancestors but I help friends and again I am back on the board at Stagville. We will have a new site manager soon
Elias Wilder is the further I go back. b 1775 in Vermont -- don't have any of this siblings. I am always reluctant to add information from other individuals trees unless I can see viable sources. As with Elias, I have seen his information on the census' and feel very comfortable and assured that I'm a descendant of him.