Where are they now?, no. 21.
by Lisa Y. Henderson
Y.R. was born in circa 1930 in Oxford NC. She is descended from these free people of color:
(1) Elizabeth Anderson [1825-??, Granville County]
(2) Emaline Bookram [1827-1897, Granville County]
(3) Burwell Brandon [1785-??, Virginia/Granville County] > Elizabeth Brandon [1833-??, Granville County] > Parthenia Brandon [1851-1934, Granville County]
(4) Jesse Hedgepeth [1823-1897, Orange/Granville County] > William Turner Hedgepeth [1861-1946, Granville County]
(5) Alexander Howell [1815-??, Granville County] > Junius Thomas Howell [1848-??, Granville County]
(6) Lucy Stoye [1795-??, Virginia/Granville County]
I am descended from these families as well.
These are my relatives as well
Great! Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment!
Do you have record of Whitmel Anderson b. 1819 Edgecombe County, North Carolina? He married Louisa Jones b. 1837. Either could have been mulatto or mixed with Native American. Different census records list them as mullato and white. They were my gg grandparents.
No, but I’ll keep an eye out for them!
Jesse Hedgepeth and Emaline Bookram were my g-g Grandparents
I am looking for information on the families of my ancestors Thomas Bell and Chloe Mattarza (?) Hedgepeth, who were wed in Cumberland Co, NC around1828, and were in Hawkins Co, TN by 1830. By 1850, the Bells settled into, and intermarried with, families on and around Newmans Ridge in Hancock Co, TN, that were know regionally as “Melungeons”…many of these families were labeled “free people of color”, or “mulatto”…Collins, Gibson, Goins, Mullins, and a few others…but the Bells seemed to have had a different migration pattern than most of the other families. Thanks,
I am trying to find information on Leonard Mathis (Matthews) it was told that he was Native American, He married Ford Mathis (descendant of Edmund Mathis) daughter Matilda. In all the census they we listed as mulatto and at death white. Matilda and Len were born 1810, they had all their children before they were married. They married 1873 before he died in 1876, Matilda and 2 of her sons were struck my lightening in 1881 and she died later. This was written in the newspapers. They lived in Duplin and Sampson County NC
Hi, Cecilia. Unfortunately, I am unable to do individual research. However, I will keep an eye out for any information on this family. Best regards.
Are you a Pettiford of relation to Anne Davis and John Pettiford whose daughter is Virginia