Tag Archives: North Carolina

Ancestor Biography – Elizabeth Blackwell Roberts (1796-1867)

By Don Taylor During my recent “We’re Relate” Famous Friday investigation, I noted that my relationships to Luke Bryan and to Carrie Fisher were both based upon David Blackwell, supposedly the father of my 3rd great-grandmother Elizabeth Blackwell. I had … Continue reading

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Deed Transfer – Robert Bryan to Lewis Bryan

Amanuensis Monday – Howell Research – 3 April 1794 Transcription & Interpretation by Don Taylor [Source: Martin County Old Deed Records. Book C, Pages 248 and 249.] This Indenture made this the 3rd day of April in the year of … Continue reading

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One wife or two? M & Eartha [Hobbs]

One Wife or Two? It is really unclear to me if George Hobbs (1801-1860) had one wife or two. The records and family history make it really difficult to determine the truth. But, here is my logic. Martin County Heritage, … Continue reading

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The Dr. Benjamin L. Long House

Howell/Hobbs/Long By Don Taylor Having a blog provides many benefits. One of the most compelling reasons to have a blog is that it forces you to closely examine your findings and facts. Do they make sense? It operates much like … Continue reading

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George Hobbs & North Carolina Laws

It is always good to find corroboration of old family stories. Such is the case with George Hobbs. Hazel Armstrong Valentine was the great-granddaughter of George Hobbs. In article #419 of Martin County Heritage,[i] she writes of family history and … Continue reading

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The Estate of James Ashley Hobbs (1843-1920)

Amanuensis Monday Wills and probate records can provide valuable insight and speculation into family dynamics that I find fun to consider. Such is the case of James Ashley (J.A.) Hobbs (1843-1920). J.A. Hobbs was a civic leader. He was the … Continue reading

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19 – Elnora Busby Vincent – (c.1818 – bef.1900)

This week I write about 2nd Great Grandmother Elnora Busby Vincent, who’s child, Susan R. Vincent/Vinson married Peter Fletcher Howell.  Elnora Busby[1] (aka Ellenior Busbee) has a confusing birthdate. It is possible she was born about 1818 in Halifax County, North Carolina; … Continue reading

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Finding John Vinson’s Father & John Vinson (c. 1817 – c.1865)

By – Don Taylor Finding John Vinson/Vincent’s Father It is my goal to find ancestors in all of the census records that were taken during their lifetime. Based upon the 1870 Census, I’m fairly certain that John died between 1860 … Continue reading

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James Ashley Hobbs (1843-1920)

James Ashley Hobbs (1843-1920) James Ashley Hobbs was probably born in October 1843.  The 1850 and 1870 Censuses indicate he was 6 and 26 at the times of the two censuses. The 1880 and 1910 censuses infer that his was … Continue reading

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Susan R. Vinson Howell (1848-1910)

Source cleanup for Susan R. Vincent  Sometimes you know that you have done wrong. I had a lot of information regarding Susan R. Vincent/Vinson and as I looked at her information I saw that many of my sources were missing … Continue reading

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