Category: Families

Foster Ancestry, Dorothy Roberts’

Dorothy Roberts’s FOSTER ANCESTRY William Forster (Foster) Jr. b. 1748 d. 1830 married Elizabeth Heath b. 1753 d. 1827. On 1800 census for Buncombe Co., NC Col. Thomas Foster b. 1774 d. 1858 married Orra Sams d. 1853 Lived: Buncombe Co., NC Sarah H. Foster b. 1812 d. 1890 married James Cruser Davidson b. 1806 …

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Forster, William, Junior

WILLIAM FORSTER, JUNIOR submitted by Albert Stevens McLean William Forster, Jr. was born on March 31, 1748 in the North of Ireland, and was brought to America by his parents when he was a baby. He was raised in Frederick county, Virginia, but moved to Augusta county, Virginia when he was a young man. There …

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Forrester, William, Senior

WILLIAM FORRESTER, SENIOR submitted by Albert Stevens McLean William Forrester, Senior was probably born in the North of Ireland about the year 1725. When a young man he married Mary, maiden name unknown, and in 1749 he and his wife and their two children, Jane and William, emigrated from their home in Ireland and came …

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McCourry, Malcolm and Sally Lynn

MALCOLM AND SALLY LYNN McCOURRY submitted by Carol McCurry Only the blank faces of undecipherable stones greet visitors to the McCourry family graves on the small Scottish island of Islay. Salt mist, from those same turbulant seas which carried Malcolm to America, have erased all but etched grave markers; and carried with them any trace …

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Biffle, Johannes & Catherine (Hencel)

JOHANNES ADAM & CATHERINE (HENCKEL) BIFFLE I. JOHANNES ADAM BIFFLE (b. 1728; d. 1804 Buncombe Co., NC) married CATHERINE HENCKEL (b. 1735; d. before Aug. 1803, Buncombe Co., NC). They are on the 1800 census, Buncombe Co., NCII. John Biffle (d. died 1850, DeKalb Co., GA) married Salley Ingram Resided: Buncombe Co., NCIII. Leander A. …

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Weaver, Zebulon

ZEBULON WEAVER, 1872-1948 WEAVER, Zebulon, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Weaverville, Buncombe County, N.C., May 12, 1872; attended the public schools and was graduated from Weaver College at Weaverville in 1889; studied law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; was admitted to the bar in 1894 and commenced practice in …

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Weaver Family

WEAVER FAMILY I. John Weaver b. 1763, d. 1830; married Elizabeth Biffle b. ca 1773, d. 1843. Lived: Weaverville, NC. On 1800 Census of Buncombe County, N.C. 2. Matilda Weaver married J.G.D. Garrison 3. Montraville Michael Weaver married Jane Eliza Baird2. Matilda Weaver (b. 1803; d. 1891) married J.G.D. Garrison (b. 1801; d. 1823) Resided: …

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Weaver, John

JOHN WEAVER submitted by Mary Cook Hyder John Weaver was born in 1763 and, with three brothers, left home and family in the Netherlands, and came to America. They were of German-Dutch descent as their father, a cloth-maker by the name of Weber, had fled from Germany under persecution of religion and speech and settled …

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Sams, James

SOME SAMS 1. James Sams b. 1686, VA, m. CIR 1715/6, Katheryn Allyn Talbut. James died 1726, VA. His will was probated on 6 December 1726, Having established his family on a plantation, he designated his legal sons as William, aged 9 at his father’s death, and James, 8 years old at his father’s death. …

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Ray Clan

THE RAY CLAN Jack Garland Ray originally formatted by S. Donaldson The past does not give up its secrets very easily; so the researcher is forced to go on facts, and draw his/her conclusions from what is learned. The earliest record of which I can reasonably be sure, and brought up to the present, is …

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