Monday, August 13, 2018

Names of Surry County NC Ancestors #northcarolinapioneers #ncgenealogy

Surry County Wills and Estates

Mt. Airy, North CarolinaSurry county was formed in 1771 from Rowan County. It was named for the county of Surrey in England, birthplace of William Tryon, Governor of North Carolina from 1765 to 1771. In 1777 parts of Surry County and Washington District (now Washington County, Tennessee) were combined to form Wilkes County. In 1790, the county seat was moved to from Richmond to Rockford, then finally in 1853 to Dobson, North Carolina. 

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Images of Surry County Wills 1771 to 1783

Testators: Angel, Charles | Armstrong, William | Baker, Michael | Blackburn, Newman | Bond, Charles | Bookman, James | Bowles, Benjamin | Charles, James | Clayton, Philip | Cook, Robert | Duncan, Marshal | Elliott, Ann | Evins, Nicholas | Fishens, Frederick | Fogler, Lawrence | Forrester, Thomas | Glen, Tyree | Glenn, James | Graves, J. | Holsome, John | Hoop, George | Howard, William | Hudspeth, John | Hudspeth, Ralph | Hudspeth, William | Jones, Abraham | Ladd, Noble Sr. | Lankford, James | Masters, Joseph | McCarrol, Nathaniel | Moster, Leonard | Phillips, Bennett | Rainwater, John | Roberts, William | Romenger, David | Seidel, Nathaniel | Sheppard, James | Skidmore, Henry | Smith, William | Varnell, Richard | Walker, Warren | Ward, Charles | Ward, Richard | Wiggins, Phillip | Zinn, Margaretha

Images of Surry County Wills 1783 to 1792

Testators: Aust, Godfrey | Baker, Christopher | Blair, Hugh | Bohannon, John | Boon, Ratliff | Bradley, Perry | Burke, James | Conway, Edward | Davis, David | Denman, Hugh | Dickerson, Griffith | Dugan, Thomas | Edelman, Peter | Edwards, Gideon | Fair, Barnaby | Fulps, George | Gerber, Michael | Gillens, Richard | Goode, Thomas Sr. | Green, Samuel | Groeber, Jacob | Haun, Margaret Barbara | Hill, William | Houser, Michael | Houzar, John | Howell, Thomas | Lanier, Robert | Lash, Jacob | Linvill, David | Logan, Patrick | Meredith, James | Milton, David | Mosby, Samuel | Nelson, Solomon | Pittel, Benjamin | Pittel, Thomas | Roberson, George | Shelton, Edward | Shelton, William | Shoemaker, Adam | Smith, Joseph | Speenhouser, Henry | Speenhouser, E. R. | Strub, John Summers, Robert | Thompson, John | Turner, Elias | Vance, Samuel | Walker, Robert | Whittier, Thomas

Miscellaneous Wills

  • Wright, James, LWT





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Monday, August 6, 2018

Names of Pitt Co. NC Ancestors #northcarolinapioneerscom #ncgenealogy


Pitt County Genealogy Records

Pitt County Court House

Pitt county was formed in 1760 from Beaufort County and was named after William Pitt, the Elder, Secretary of State for the Southern Department and Leader of the House of Commons. William Pitt was an English statesman and orator, studied at Oxford University and in 1731 joined the army. Pitt led the young "Patriot" Whigs and in 1756 became Secretary of State, where he was a pro-freedom speaker in British Colonial government.

Genealogy Records available to Members

  • 1790 Census
  • Images of Miscellaneous Deeds and Surveys
  • List of Miscellaneous Records at North Carolina State Archives 1763 to 1924

Images of Wills and Settlements 1858 to 1868

Names of Testators: Adams, James | Adams, Sarah | Albritton, Josiah | Albritton, Tabitha | Allen, Titus | Averitt, Starling | Barnhill, Hanna | Barnhill, John | Belcher, Moses | Bland, Joseph | Blount, Esther | Blount, Evelina | Blow, William | Braddy, James | Braddy, Joseph | Brantly, Henry | Braxton, Council | Brewer, Rebecca | Briley, Benjamin | Briley, Rebecca | Brown, John | Brown, Willie | Cannon, Nancy | Carney, Jenny | Causway, Elizabeth | Chapman, Jesse | Cherry, Elizabeth | | Clark, James | Cobb, William | Congleton, James | Cox, Aaron | Daniel, Sydney | Davis, Alfred | Davis, James | Davis, Benjamin | Drysdale, Robert | Edmundson, James | Evans, Elizabeth | Evans, Richard | Evans, Theophilus | Flake, Mancel | Fleming, James | Fleming, William | Forbes, Robert | Frizzle, William | Fulford, Sarah | Garris, Nehemiah | Gorham, George | Graham, Elizabeth | Grimes, Bryan | Guy, Redden Harris, Ichabod | Harris, Sally | Herrington, Joab Sr. | Highsmith, James | Holliday, Margaret | Hopkins, William | House, Sarah | Hoyt, Gool | James, H. B. | James, Joel | Jenkins, Roberson | Jordan, Henry | Jordan, Valentine | Joyner, Abram | Joyner, Aron | Joyner, Thomas | Keel, Simon | Kilpatrick, Sarah | King, Thomas | Kittrell, Jethro | Knight, Mary | Lang, Elisha | Langley, Godfrey | Laughinghouse, Joseph | Lewis, Richard | Lewis, William | Little, William | Marsh, William | May, John | May, Martha | May, Robert | May, William | Mayo, Alfred | McGowen, John | Milburn, Stephen Eagles | Mobly, Frederick | Moore, Elizabeth | Moore, Haden | Moore, Henry | Moore, Ichabod | Moore, Joseph | Nelson, Caleb | Newton, John | Parker, Jesse | Parker, John | Perkins, Churchhill | Pollard, Reddick | Pollard, William | Pugh, Lewis | Randolph, Louisa | Rogers, Shadrick | Ross, William | Slaughter, Theophilus | Smith, Elizabeth | Smith, Joshua | Spain, Charles | Spain, D. O. | Stancill, Godfrey | Stancill, Jesse | Stocks, Susan | Teal, James | Teet, Joseph | Thigpen, Littleberry | Thomas, Jesse | Tripp, Arthur | Tucker, Macon | Tugwell, Robert | Tyson, Charlotte | Tyson, Sherrod | Wiggins, Thomas | Williams, Nancy | Williamson, Charlotte | Williamson, Henry | Wilson, A. G. | Windham, Sarah | Worthington, Ruben




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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Anson County Genealogy, Wills, Estates #northcarolinapioneerscom #ncgenealogy

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Anson County Genealogy, Wills, Estates


Ansonville, North Carolina

Anson County was formed in 1750 from Bladen County. It was named for George Anson, Baron Anson, a British admiral, who circum-navigated the globe from 1740 to 1744, and later became First Lord of the Admiralty. The county began to shrink in 1753 when the northern part of it became Rowan County. In 1762 the western part of Anson County became Mecklenburg County. In 1779 the northern part of what remained of Anson County became Montgomery County, and the part east of the Pee Dee River became Richmond County. Finally, in 1842 the western part of Anson County was combined with the southeastern part of Mecklenburg County to become Union County.

Images of Wills 1751 to 1779

Names of Testators: Auld, James | Auld, Rachel | Auld, Richard | Armstrong, James | Blackford, Samuel | Clements, Matthew | Coburn, John | Colson, John | Davis, Christopher | Ferguson, David | Giles, John | Haynes, John | Hicks, John | Hough, Richard | Husbands, John | Ingram, George | Jackson, John | Johnson, William | Lanier, Sampson | Lee, John | Lee, Robert | Love, William | Martin, Joseph | McClendon, John | McConnell, Alexander | McDowell, Charles | McPherson, Priscillah | McLeod, Jeannette | Meadors, Jason | Meredith, James | Moore, John | Morris, Charles | Presler, John | Ratliff, William | Roper, John | Ryle, John | Smith, Thomas | Snead, Samuel | Stephens, John | Stewart, John | Terry, William | Van House, John | Vaughn, Stephen | Wade, Thomas | White, Thomas | Wilson, George   





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Town Creek Indian Mound #northcarolinapioneers #ncgenealogy

Town Creek Indian Mound

Town Creek SiteTown CreekThe original site of Town Creek Indian Mound has been extensively excavated and restored by archaeologists. Today, you can experience the reconstruction of Pee Dee Culture dating back to 1000 to 1600 AD. The Indian Mound is open year round and includes a platform mound, circular mortuary house, sacred square ground, and a reconstructed ceremonial center.   Trace your North Carolina Ancestors





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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Ask "why?"


Ask "why?"

1886 buggyrideGenealogy research is a rolling vehicle searching for facts. Because it is items such as birth, death and marriage dates which drive the integrity of the search. Another essential element to the vehicle is a clear understanding of how wars and other events were affected communities and everyday family life. Here is a good example. During the Revolutionary War, soldiers only signed up for three month periods. Now, let us ask "why?" Well, here we go. The British soldiers had landed in the port cities and were engaging at every opportunity. Frequently, it was the militia companies which assembled on a moment's notice to engage the British. The Continental Army consisted of those who enlisted for three month terms so that they could return home during planting and harvesting. Sometimes, they sent a servant or friend in their place for the three months, themselves enlisting later. These short terms added up and by 1780, most rebels had served at least one year. The longer the term, the more acreage was involved in the land grant. Applications for pensions were replete with stories of their adventures, including the names of officers and battles. Many histories are available online of the officers who served in the Revolutionary War. That information also provides a historical accounting of battles in which our ancestors participated. Likewise, one can read the pensions of Civil War Soldiers which are usually found in the State and County of enlistment. The names of officers may seem like minor details, however, they go a long way in describing the struggles of the war. A perusal of the civil war pensions for the Confederate States reveal the sad results of devastation of crops, burning of homes, and a distinct poverty within the conquered South which was still in play in 1903 when most pensions were issued. Thus, pension records are one source to learn "why." And understand. 





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Thursday, April 5, 2018

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Will you Allow AI to Construct your Genealogy?



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Imagine yourself instructing your computer to assemble a pedigree chart based on the information you provide. As AI draws upon information across thousands of genealogy platforms and assembles the data, would you trust the results?  If IT had access to all of the world's genealogy records, it would probably deliver a fairly accurate genealogy.  The brick walls and suppositions in our work would be analyzed from a mathematical standpoint. Let us face the fact that math is a true science.  I can imagine that when AT hit the brick walls, that he would provide us with a logical choice of the data. Our decision, then, would culminate from the mathematical prowness of a computer. But what about the tidbits of data stored inside our own brain, a sort of family knowledge?  Aunt May always said that our family came to America from Germany, for one example.  There are countless others couched inside of our own brain, not that of IT.

The fastest computer in the world uses about 40,000 processors with 260 cores each. That is more than 10 million processing cores running in parallel. Although each of these cores has less power than the intel processor on your desktop, the entire machine delivers about the same power as the human brain. Interesting. Nevertheless, that does not mean that AI is ready for big things such as robot control. Far from it.  This massively parallel architecture still presents enormous programming challenges in all of the processes powered together. The growth of the IT industry demands the use of custom microchips, more parallelism, more sophistocated software, and even the possibility of entirely new ways of doing computing.  for more articles, Join the Genealogy History Blog





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