All of my family data is online in two databases. Each person's record will contain all that I know about them in the notes section. If anyone is listed without notes, then I have failed to add any for them, and I will correct that upon discovery (let me know if you find any like that). Since my main database has over 100,000 names, it is certain that there are errors, omissions and other problems within, so use at your own risk. Many people have assisted with this research over the years, and some are not properly credited within my notes, so I apologize in advance for that. I will be adding those names over time as I can get to it. I will also be updating the databases about once a month to reflect anything new that has been found.
The main database contains our ancestors, relatives and other connected persons (in-laws, etc.). This database also contains non-related persons who share my surnames of interest and who lived in the same general area as my own ancestors. Most of the people in this file are White, though there are some Blacks and Native Americans included.
The second database contains Black (African American) families who share my surnames of interest and who lived in the same general area as my own ancestors. I haven't done nearly as much research on these families as I would like, but it is a work in progress.
In each database you'll find all of my documentation (more or less, as some has never been entered). If you see anything amiss, or questionable, please let me know. I'm always updating the database, and there is almost certainly information in here that isn't correct, so I appreciate corrections and other comments.
Database: Marty and Karla Grant - Our ancestors, relatives and other connections, and other non-related persons who share our ancestral surnames. (See further below for a list of only our ancestral surnames.)
Database: Black / African American Familes - Black families who share our ancestral surnames and who lived in the same general area as our own ancestors.
Ancestral Origins - Europe, Africa, Melungeons, Black Dutch, etc.
Reference Materials - Census transcripts, county formations, etc.
Source Documentation - Some notes on proper source documentation
Resources - Useful Links
Ancestral Surnames - Each of the links below will take you to a sub-site devoted to that surname. These are my ancestral names and each site contains a great deal of data. These are not all the surnames on my site, just my ancestral ones. Other surnames and specific people can be located by using the search option on the left (and on the bottom) of each screen or the complete surname indexes mentioned above. Note that some of my ancestral surnames don't yet have their own sections. Those are lines that I have not done much research on yet. The pages below contain additional information than what is in the databases above.
A - None
BAKER - Rowan, Wilkes and Ashe Co, NC.
BAKER - Lincoln Co., NC.
BARNES - Marion Co, SC and nearby counties in SC and NC.
BARNES - PA to Wilkes Co, NC.
BLACKMAN, BLACKMON - Marion Co, SC and nearby counties
BOWLES - Virginia and North Carolina. My line in Middlesex and Hanover Co, VA and Surry Co, NC. My line: Thomas Bowles (1744-1781) and wife Sarah Burch. Their daughter Nancy Bowles (c1770-1809) married Caleb Winfrey in Surry Co., NC.
BRADDY - Duplin and Wayne Co, NC: Fairlise Braddy (1770/75-1840/50) married --- Ayers; 2nd Henry Hobson. She might be daughter of Stephen Braddy of the same area.
BRUCE - James Bruce (c1730-1819) of Pendleton Dist., SC married Mary, their unknown daughter married Burt Moore. I haven't researched the Bruce family much yet.
BRYSON - Southern USA. My line in Lancaster Co, PA; Rowan, Iredell, Buncombe, Haywood, Macon and Jackson Co, NC; Pendleton and Pickens Co, SC; Union Co, GA. This section of my website is very large and one of my most visited.
BURCH - Virginia and North Carolina. My line in Caroline and Albemarle Co, VA and Surry Co, NC. My Line: Thomas Burch (1700-1775) and Ann parents of Sarah Burch (c175?-1814) who married Thomas Bowles.
CAMPBELL - Marion Co, SC and nearby counties in SC and NC. I've published my Campbell research in book form! Click for details.
CARPENTER - Western North Carolina. My line in Surry, Wilkes, Ashe, Burke, Yancey, Mitchell, Avery, Cherokee and Graham Co, NC.
CARTER - PA; NC; GA. Samuel Carter (1733-1804) and wife Mary Barnes; their son Edward Carter (1761-1838) and wife Mary Brown; Their son Jesse Carter (1784-1871) and wife Lavina Sams; Their daughter Nancy Matilda Carter (1814-1890) married William H. Cathey. I haven't done any Carter research. There is already a book on this family, but I don't have a copy.
CATHEY - Southern USA. My line in Lancaster Co, PA; Augusta Co, VA; Rowan, Burke, Buncombe, Haywood, Macon, Jackson and Swain Co, NC; Union Co, GA.
COLLINS - Marion Co, SC and nearby counties in SC and NC.
COX - Western North Carolina. My line from Monmouth Co, NJ; Lincoln, Buncombe and Haywood Co, NC.
CRAWFORD - Marion Co, SC and nearby counties in SC and NC.
CRIBB - Marion Co, SC and nearby counties in SC and NC.
CROSS - Western North Carolina. My line possibly from Loudoun Co, VA; York Co, PA; Lincoln Co, NC. My ancestor Mary Cross (1755/60-1843) married John Miller (Johannes Muller) ca 1779. They lived in Lincoln and Buncombe Co., NC. She died in Macon Co., NC. Parents unknown.
CURTIS - Peter Stroud (1765/70-1834) of Burke Co., NC married Margaret (---). It has been suggested that she was a Curtis, a daughter of Jonathan Curtis (1747-1834). I've seen no proof so far. I haven't done much Curtis research.
DAVIS - Western North Carolina. My line from Burke, Yancey, Mitchell, Avery, Cherokee and Graham Co, NC; Blount Co, TN.
DAVIS - Brunswick and Columbus Co, NC.
DELANEY - Orange, Culpeper and Madison Co, VA; Sullivan Co, TN. My line: Joseph Delaney (1682-1769) and wife Mary Lewis; their son John Delaney (1718-1803) and wife Frances Stanton; their daughter Elizabeth Delaney (1746-1812) and husband John Pemberton, of Sullivan Co, TN. ** I haven't done enough research on this line to publish anything yet.
DUGGER - USA. My line from Surry, Brunswick, Lunenburg and Pittsylvania Co, VA; Granville, Surry, Wilkes and Ashe Co, NC; Washington, Carter and Johnson Co, TN.
EASTRIDGE, ESTRIDGE, ESTES - Buncombe Co, NC. My ancestor Fanny Eastridge (aka Estridge) (1798-1855), wife of Jeffrey Graham (aka "Grimes") lived in Buncombe Co, NC. No additional data on her. Probably from Wilkes Co, NC originally.
EDWARDS - Eastern North Carolina and Eastern South Carolina. My line from Dobbs, Lenoir and Wayne Co, NC; Horry, Marion and Florence Co, SC. Also with ancestry in Madison Co, TN.
EDWARDS - William Sams (Jr) (c1755-c1825) married Martha Edwards in Henry Co., VA. She is a daughter of Thomas Edwards (d 1791 Pittsylvania Co., VA) and Lucy. I haven't done much Edwards research yet.
EVANS - Western North Carolina. My line from Buncombe, Macon, Jackson and Swain Co, NC.
FABER - Michael Faber (c1698-1778) of Germany and Rowan Co., NC, married Sarah Meinhert. Their daughter Maria Magdelena Faber (1735-1813) married John Miller.
FAWDON - England to Isle of Wight Co, VA. My line: Major George Fawdon (c1600-1655); daughter Hester Fawdon and husband Isaac George.
FLOYD - Horry Co, SC and nearby counties.
FOUTS - North Carolina. My line from York Co, PA; Frederick Co, MD; Randolph, Rowan, Wilkes, Ashe and Macon Co, NC.
GEORGE - Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina. My line from Charles City, Isle of Wight, Middlesex, Essex, Caroline, Halifax and Pittsylvania Co, VA; Sullivan, Carter, Blount and Monroe Co, TN; Cherokee, Macon and Graham Co, NC. I've published my George research in book form.
GILBERT - Western North Carolina, North Georgia. My line in Burke, Yancey and Rutherford Co, NC; Union Co, GA.
GRAHAM, GRIMES - Western North Carolina. My line in Buncombe Co, NC.
GRAHAM - Horry Co, SC. My line: Jane Graham (c1795-1860/70) and husband Pugh Floyd. I have done no research on this line yet.
GRANT - Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. My line in Virginia (county unknown); Tryon, Rutherford, Burke, Yancey, Macon, Jackson and Swain Co, NC; Union Co, GA. I've published my Grant research in book form!
HENDERSON - Western North Carolina. My line in NC (county unknown), TN (county unknown) and Union Co, GA.
HENSLEY, HENSLEE - Southern USA. My line in Washington and Scott Co, VA; Sullivan, Knox, Blount and Monroe Co, TN. This is my most popular website section and also the largest section.
HOBSON, HOPSON - Duplin and Wayne Co, NC. My line: Henry Hobson (bef 1765-1813/20) and wife Fairlise Braddy; their daughter Rebecca Hobson (c1808) and husband Richard Roberts.
HOLEMAN - William Cathey (bef 1755-1812) married Rebecca (---) before 1774 in NC. Most think she is a Holeman, but what is the proof for that? I haven't done much Holeman research yet.
HOLMES - James Holmes (wife Sarah) died ca 1749 Lancaster Co., PA. His daughter Isabella Holmes married William Bryson there, then moved to NC. I haven't done much Holmes research.
I - None
JAMES - Marion Co, SC and nearby counties in SC and NC.
JENKINS - Onslow Co, NC.
JOHNSON, JOHNSTON - Marion Co, SC and Horry Co, SC.
JOHNSON, JOHNSTON - Knox, Blount and Monroe Co, TN.
JONES - Tabitha Jones (c1810-1860/70). Married Cornelius Davis ca 1830/33 in Brunswick (now Columbus) Co., NC. Her 1850 census entry gives birth place as NC while 1860 gives SC. Don't know which is correct.
JORDAN - Mary Jordan (c1704-1750/55) married John George (1704-1784) ca 1724 in Essex Co., VA. Her parents are unknown.
K - None
LANE - Marion Co, SC and nearby counties in SC and NC.
LEWIS - Jacob Lewis of Robeson Co., NC. Father of Elizabeth Lewis (1755/65-c1810/18) who married James Floyd in Horry Co., SC. I haven't done any Lewis research as of yet.
MACKEY - Rutherford Co, NC. My line: Martha Mackey (1755/60-1850) married Andrew Grant in 1788. I have not positively identified her parents, but I suspect Alexander Mackey Sr (d ca 1774) of Albemarle Co., VA.
MILLER - Western North Carolina. My first line from Bucks Co, PA and Surry Co, NC; Second line from PA; Rowan and Ashe Co, NC; Third line from York Co, PA; Lincoln, Buncombe and Macon Co, NC.
MOODY - Western North Carolina. My line from Surry Co, NC and Franklin Co, GA.
MOORE - Western North Carolina. My first line from Rowan and Buncombe Co, NC; My second line from Halifax Co, VA; Pendleton Dist, SC; Henderson and Macon Co, NC; Union Co, GA.
MURPHY - Virginia and North Carolina. My line from Halifax and Pittsylvania Co, VA; Surry Co, NC; Lincoln Co, KY.
NAIL, NEAL - Agnes Nail married Andrew Bryson 1783 Rowan (now Iredell) Co., NC.
NIXON - Henry Nixon (d 1790/92 Wayne Co., NC) and wife Sarah. Parents of John Nixon (1755/65-1805). John is father of unknown daughter who married Henry Roberts ca 1790.
NODEN - England and Caroline Co, VA. My line: Hugh Noden (c1690s-1751) and wife Elizabeth (moved to Caroline Co, VA); their daughter Elizabeth Noden (c1737-aft 1799) and husband James George moved to Pittsylvania Co, VA.
O - None
PACK - Jane Pack married James Henderson in 1818 in Sumner Co., TN. To McMinn Co., TN, then to Union Co., GA.
PATTERSON - Western North Carolina. My line from Mecklenburg, Tryon, Rutherford, Buncombe and Macon Co, NC; Union Co, GA and Huerfano Co, CO.
PATTON - Rowan and Buncombe Co NC; My line: Robert Patton (d 1772) and wife Charity; their daughter Margaret Patton (c1749-1814) and husband William H. Moore (1726-1812). I have not done any research on the Patton family yet.
PEMBERTON - Virginia and Tennessee. My line from Orange, Culpeper and Madison Co, VA and Sullivan Co, TN.
Q - None
ROBERTS - John Moody married Mary (1780/84-1840/50) in Surry Co., NC. No solid proof but it seems she may be a Roberts and a daughter of Olive Branch Roberts (d 1827) and Sarah Woodson. I've done very little research on this family yet.
ROBERTS - Eastern North Carolina. My line from Carteret, Johnston, Dobbs, Wayne and Duplin Co, NC, later to Horry and Marion Co, SC.
SAMS - William Sams (c1755-1825) married Martha Edwards in VA. They moved to NC. Daughter Lavina Sams (1786-1856) married Jesse Carter in Buncombe Co., NC, moved to GA. I haven't done much Sams research. There are a couple of books on this family.
SANDERS, SAUNDERS - Marion Co, SC and nearby counties.
SCARBOROUGH - William Scarborough (d 1676) and wife Amy are parents of Edward Scarborough (d 1717 Surry Co., VA). Edward and wife Ann are parents of Mary Scarborough (c1695-1783) who married Daniel Dugger. I haven't done much Scarborough research yet.
SHEARER - Catherine Shearer (1750/55-aft 1840) married John Leonard Fouts. I haven't done any Shearer research yet.
SMITH - Carter and Johnson Co, TN.
STANTON, STAUNTON - Thomas Stanton (d 1741) and wife Sarah Robinson are parents of Frances Stanton (1723-1804) who married John Delaney. I haven't done any Stanton research yet.
STEWART, STUART - Western North Carolina. My line from Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Haywood and Macon Co, NC; Union Co, GA and Polk Co, TN.
STROUD, STROWD - Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia. My line in Prince George and Surry Co, VA; Granville, Orange, Burke, McDowell and Macon Co, NC; Union and Towns Co, GA.
TANNER - Western North Carolina. My line from Burke, McDowell and Macon Co, NC and Union Co, GA.
TERRY - Benjamin Terry (d 1760) and wife Elizabeth Dickerson are parents of Keziah Terry (c1728-1809) who married Richard Murphy.
TURNER - Marion Co, SC and nearby counties.
TUTT - Virginia, South Carolina and North Carolina. My line in Buncombe Co, NC.
U - None
V - None
WATERS - Western North Carolina. My line in Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Haywood and Macon Co, NC.
WATSON - Eastern North Carolina and Eastern South Carolina. My line from Onslow and Columbus Co, NC and Marion Co, SC.
WINFREY, WINFREE - Virginia and North Carolina. My line in Surry, Wilkes and Cherokee Co, NC.
WOOD, WOODS - Marion Co, SC.
WRIGHT - Western North Carolina. My line in Surry, Wilkes and Cherokee Co, NC; Union Co, GA.
X - None
Y - None
ZIMMERMAN - See Carpenter above