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Col. Robert Rowan - Cumberland County - my major brickwall - who are his parents 1 Reply

Started by Dan Garnitz. Last reply by Fredric Z. "Rick" Saunders Jan 17, 2013.

Looking for help with an actual original Will at the NCSA 5 Replies

Started by Stan Arney. Last reply by DAS Apr 5, 2012.

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Comment by Erin Bradford (freeaainnc) on January 20, 2013 at 9:21pm

Sharon Attaway Brogdon - If you are talking about hte county of Nansemond, that is in Virginia, not North Carolina.  Those records would be located in VA.  If you are talking about the Native American tribe and town of Nansemond, that is now in Hertford County and should be located at the North Carolina State Archives, but I'm guessing you are looking for Nansemond in VA.

Comment by Sharon Attaway Brogdon on January 20, 2013 at 8:33pm

Where is the best repository for Colonial Nancimond records. Very early records.

Comment by Stan Arney on September 22, 2012 at 2:39pm

Place: Arney Plantation

Location: Near Lincolnton, Lincoln County, North Carolina

I'm trying to find, that actual location of the "Arney Plantation".

Original Owner, would have been Jacob Arney, who left his Will, dated in 1782, probated in 1784, in Lincoln County, North Carolina.

Second Owner, Christian "Christy" Arney, Sr. (1750-1834), would have inherited the plantation, from his father, at his father's death.

Third Owner, Christian "Christy" Arney, Jr. (1795-1840), had a choice to inherit the plantation, from his father, or take lots in Lincolnton.

Fourth Owner, uncertain, at the time of his death, Christy, Jr., his property had the potential to be sold, to pay off debts of his Estate.  He had left his property to his Widow and his children, who were mostly minors.  Therefore, the children were being asked to sell off their father's property to pay off his debts.  They had a "guardian" (Henry Cansler).

I hoping to find, the actual location, of the Arney Plantation.

I know that Christian "Christy" Arney, Sr. owned several lots in Lincolnton, and it's quite possible, the Arney Plantation, was near by.  Both Jacob Arney and Christian "Christy" Arney, Sr. are believed to have been buried on the Arney Plantation, though it's possible Christy, Sr. was buried in Lincolnton.

I know there is a Street named "Arney", in the Bogler area of Lincolnton.

Any suggestions, as to how to locate the said, "Arney Plantation", would be greatly appreciated.

Comment by Erin Bradford (freeaainnc) on September 22, 2012 at 12:07pm

Just want to let this group know that I am working on transcribing all of the 1802 Wake County tax lists on my website.  Currently there are 3 districts up and an index of names (index lists the names and which district they are on).  I have completed about 5 districts and will be adding the other 2 that are completed soon.   Will be modifying index as I complete each district and post them to the website.  Website URL is

Comment by Sue Holland Mosser on January 22, 2012 at 1:36pm

I am looking for the parents of Thomas Jordan Holland b. 1811 in Halifax Co., NC.  He supposedly married Elizabeth Worrell, daughter of Amos Worrell, d. 1842 in Halifax Co., NC.  Jordan & Elizabeth were parents of George Washington Holland & Joseph J. Holland.  After Elizabeth died, Jordan married Eliza Madry in 1844 in Halifax Co., NC.  The family migrated to Graves Co., KY by way of TN.  I am also interested in the Worrell family, Amos's antecedents, etc.

Comment by Shannon Stewart Christmas on January 2, 2012 at 7:03pm


Thank you for responding to my inquiry. The Phil and Jane you referenced appear to have been a couple, as they apparently married on May 21, 1866 in Warren County, according to a record I located on FamilySearch. The Watson connection is even more interesting because Amy Watson's daughter, Mary Terrell, married Richard Lewis Jr. - the son of  Keziah Watson. Keziah Watson is listed as the daughter of Austin JONES and Fannie/Fanny JOHNSTON/JOHNSON.

This find brings me to another question: Some of the Warren County marriages found on FamilySearch do not appear among the marriage records provided for the same time period on Warren County's NCGenWeb site. Presumably, FamilySearch's marriage records include Cohabitation records but Warren County's NCGenWeb marriage records do not. Do you know when or if the Cohabitation records will be added to the Warren County NCGenWeb site?

Comment by Shannon Stewart Christmas on January 1, 2012 at 6:04pm

I am seeking additional information about the ancestors of Amy Watson, an African-American woman reportedly born in North Carolina to Daniel Stainback and Sylvia/Silva Watson circa 1845 and was recorded alive as recently as 1888.

Amy lived in North Carolina's Warren County and married at least twice - to John Hunter (son of John Goodloe and Louisa Hunter) at the home of Thomas B. Watson in 1867 and to Ephraim Hennigan (son of Lucinda George) in 1879.

Amy had at least two children by a Noah Terrell: Cora Terrell (wife of Henry Davis) born about 1869 and Mary Terrell (wife of Richard Lewis Jr.) born in 1871, both of Warren County, North Carolina. Amy Watson also had at least one other daughter, Anner (probably Anna) Twisdale (wife of Frank Plummer); Anner/Anna was born in 1865 and resided in Warren County as well.

I am hoping someone can help me discover more information on Amy and her parents Daniel Stainback and Sylvia/Silva Watson. At this point, I know only that Sylvia/Silva was alive in August 1879 when Warren County issued Amy and Ephraim a marriage license.

Comment by Sharon Attaway Brogdon on January 1, 2012 at 2:53pm
My family landed in Anson, NC before 1800. The surname is ATTAWAY. I am looking for proof that Joseph was son of Elisha and Lettice BARTON. I have a William getting land in Nancimond in 1690 but don't know much of them until they moved on to SC.
Comment by Tyler Hancock on December 29, 2011 at 6:52pm

Hi everyone,

Does anyone have information on the Ownby/Owenby/Ownbeys of Buncombe County, or the Morgans of Rutherford County or the area around Tryon? I need proof--will, probate record, family Bible, land deed, etc--that Joseph B. Ownby born in 1820 on South Hominy Creek, Buncombe Co, NC, died 1896 in Union County, GA, is the son of Porter Ownby and Martha Morgan Ownby. Martha Morgan's parents are Perminter Morgan and Gracie Jones.

I do know that Porter Ownby had the family Bible when his brother, James Ownby, filed for his Revolutionary War pension. I have lots of documents to support that it's common knowledge, but nothing concrete. I'm working on a DAR supplemental application. Can anyone help?



Comment by Erin Bradford (freeaainnc) on October 4, 2011 at 6:58pm
Hi all!  not sure if you've noticed the chat schedule yet or not, but starting this Thursday there is a new chat series on North Carolina Genealogy at 9pm EST.  The first chat will be about the difference between the State Library of NC and the NC State Archives and how to contact them for assistance.

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