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Barbara Farthing Bonham (View posts)
Posted: 885643200000
Classification: Query

Welcome to the Durham County Query Forum. Your Durham County query is welcome here. If you do not know if your ancestor was from Durham County, please do not post your query here.
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(1) Post all surnames in CAPS
(2) Be specific in your query. State what you know and what you are looking for.
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Parents of Elijah William Cook

Posted: 951652800000
Classification: Query
Edited: 993268276000

Seeking info on parents of Elijah William Cook(e). In 1880 Elijah was living with his mother, Margaret ? Cook McLeod, age 44 and a widow, in Bynum, Chatham Co., NC. O April 22, 1882 Elijah William married a neighbor, Lovedy Frances Williamson, daughter of Martha ? and William J. Williamson. In 1900 Elijah & Lovedy were living in the Baldwin Township of Chatham Co., NC, with their 7 children including my grandfather Elijah Tilden, b 11-14-1886. Elijah & Lovedy moved to Wilmington, NC, and died in 1905. At the time of their deaths the sons remained in Wilmington area, but the youngest a daughter, Minnie McKinley Cook b 1898, went to Cedar Falls, in Randolph Co., NC to live with her Aunt Jenny Glass. At that time her grandmother (Elijah's mother) was living with them. I have NO idea which side of the family Jenny was from. Later on family moved to Durham, NC. What I would like to know is who was Elijah's father, who according to the census was born in Vermont. When did he die, or did they divorce? What was Margaret's maiden name? Also I need info on Martha & William J. Williamson. One more hint? J. W. & Gurly Jane Culberson were the witnesses to Elijah & Lovedy's marriage. Are they kin? I would appreciate any info as I have no idea where to search for any additional information. Thanks in advance for any help. You may email me

missing relativies

glenn williams (View posts)
Posted: 954158400000
Classification: Query
Surnames: williams
alton williams, emma williams and louise williams: a black family lived in durham, last contact in 55, they are the brothers and sisters of my late father, glenn williams, would like them to get in touch

Seeking family tree info

Amy Daves (View posts)
Posted: 955540800000
Classification: Query
Many of my family members are from Durham county, but my
famiy tree ends in several places. Please contact me for
info exchange.


Sallie Matthews (View posts)
Posted: 956664000000
Classification: Query
Surnames: RADCLIFF
Seeking information about Mary and/or Robert RADCLIFF. He was in Durham 1909 (formerly of Vance County). They may be my grandparents (grandmother Kate Ellen Radcliff Fuller of Vance County.) If Robert was born 1860, then he is Kate's brother. Need to establish if he was father or brother. Any help will be very much appreciated.

Re: Parents of Elijah William Cook

Posted: 1329406814000
Classification: Query
Hi. I don't have that particular information but my great grandfather, Lacey Talmadge Cook, was your grandfather's brother. On some papers of Lacey's it says that Elijah Tilden Cook, married to Lovedy, was murdered by knife. Do you have any information on this? Lacey moved to Rockingham County, NC but I have no idea why he moved there when the rest of the siblings stayed in Wilmington. Thanks!

I am looking for any info on LYON

Posted: 1335127774000
Classification: Query
I am looking for any info on LYON. I can't find any info past my grandmother and everyone I ask has no clue. Looking for her parents, brothers or anymore info.
Her name was
Mrs. Bertha J. Lyon
in 1955 she lived in durham and worked as a elevator operator in the Ellis-Stone Department store. Thanks in advance fro any help.
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