Tales of the Roanoke-Chowan and Elsewhere
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Growing up in the old Jones Place (or Moore Place) which my great-grandparents called Maple Lawn – located in southern Hertford County NC. Very near the Bertie County line – we attended school in Powellsville situated in Bertie County. We attended church at Bethlehem in Hertford Co – where just about everyone was a cousin of some degree or connection.
This web-site has evolved over the past sixteen years. While searching my family’s history, I looked at the siblings in each generation… it helps in making certain I was tracking the correct family.
Missing the surnames of several grandmothers — I tried following immediate neighbors — the Sessom, Van Pelt, Perry, Wynns.
and my siblings’ in-laws the Holloman, Britton, Lawrence, and Harris families.
As I examined some of the original documents (that still exist despite all the fires)
– I am discovering many errors purported in the past as our family tree.
My mother-in-law Elsa Koestler spent countless hours tracking her mother’s family of Mayers – Elsa’s research is here under Koestler.
Have fun exploring.
Many have shared their research with me – see sources.
some peculiar pronunciations of family names:
Parker — was pronounced Pack-er
Jordan — is Jur-dan
Esther Cotten Moore first name is pronounced Easter
Sam Walkup’s ancestor spelled their surname many different ways but pronounced Wau-cup
I will add others when they come to mind. Sally
Powell – was pronounced Pou or Poor – hence Poor town. Named for the Powell family
also P. x roads that became Powellsville
This Website is an ongoing project – my working hypothesis!
Additions and corrections welcomed.
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Sally Moore Koestler
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