In Search of Rodger
          by  
WILLIAM S. Smith Sr.

This book is dedicated to my children and their children, children.



This is a special thanks to all of my fellow genealogy researchers.
THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT

Copyright ©1993

CONTENTS
Introduction………………………..………………............
.…5
The beginning of the family tree……...…..…………....…
...7
How our family came from Hyde County........................
.…9
New Bern Becomes a Mecca for Freedom….................
..13
Members of our Family who registered
Their Marriages. In Craven Co.1866………………....
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1.who change their names after Slavery……........
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2.who were held in bondage……………...………....…
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Henry Moses Smith and Anneliza children…..............
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Moses Jr., Odell, Zulener
William Rodger Smith and Mahalia children……….....…
.21
Rosella, Moses, Martha, Abbie, John, William, Louisa.
Family Folklore………………………………………........
...22
Descendant of Wm. Rodger Smith…...…………...…...…25
Descendant of Abbie Ann Smith...……..........……….......26
Descendant of Henry Moses Smith……………
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Descendant of Martha Ann Smith………………
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Descendant of Louisa Smith……………………..
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Descendant of John Henry Smith………………..
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Descendant of William Smith………………….......…...…74
U.S. Census Information………………………........….’…84
How to Research African American Roots ….....…...…..88
Photo Pamlico County 1916……………...…….….....…..98
Copy of photo Joy Ride to New Bern……………....
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Sharecropper………………………..…………,,,,............100
North Carolina Counties Map……………………......…
...101
Lloyd list English slave ship “Good Intent”.................
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My African Village…………………………………..........
..104
Blank Pedigree charts…………………………….....….
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Introduction:

The "In Search of Rodger 1710-2018" book, got started in1992 after the 1991 family reunion, when I
asked Aunt Nana why the family history was so short? Indiana Jones was my aunt, she asked me to
help do the family history for the next family reunion. For as long as I could remember Aunt Nana, had
been doing the family genealogy for the Family reunions. So, I agreed to do some research, since I
was retired and had some time between my fishing trips. Little did I know at the time that it would end
up being a twenty-five years journey, that is twenty-five years and counting. I started out trying to find
out who my great grandfather and mother were? Were they enslaved? or were they free? The answer
to these and other question has lead me on a twenty-five years genealogy journey. I have been to
every Courthouse, library, and college within a six County radius, Hyde, Craven, and Pamlico counties.
Also, Lenoir, Beaufort, and Carteret Counties. In Hyde County where my family was first found. I
walked on the same dirt roads and fields they slaved in. I went to the slave holder’s homes and
checked their personal files on micro film, and the court archives. I trace them through the census, Bill
of sales, Wills, Deeds and micro film, and the court archives. I trace them through the census, Bill of
sales, Wills, Deeds and other court papers. I looked in every nook and cranny I could think of.
Sometimes it drove me to tears, but I kept on looking, I kept on searching. I had to know the answer to
all my questions, and the more I learned the more I wanted to know. How much did they sell for? Who
brought them? How old were they? Who were their parents? Where in Africa, and from what tribe did
they come from? What was the name of the slave ship, and who owned it? And on, and on, and on. As
you can see this can go on and on until it becomes a complete obsession, all consuming. I'm sure you
have realized by now it can be very expensive. I have not bothered to even try to add up the cost, but I
know it's in the thousands. Thank God for the computer and the internet, without them I could not have
found as much information as I have. I must also thank God that our ancestors were so valuable, the
slaveholders kept very good records of their property. Every transaction was well documented, all nice
and legal. As I was looking at the old records I would be hoping that the owner of my family would sale
them or put them in their Wills, because then they would be listed by names and sometimes age, and if
I was lucky there would be a description of them. How tall, weight, complexion etc.., It was at these
times that I would pause at the micro film page and visualize my ancestor, and who in the family they
would look like. These were the most tearful times, it was at these times that I knew why I was doing the
research, and that it would never end. I could not stop until I brought them back to life, each and every
one of my family. My finding them and telling the family about them gave them new life, it made them
real. They were no longer lost in the dusty pages of history, now their story could be told. Now their
children, children, children will know them, and their stories. My search for Rodger has lead others to
research their family roots. I hope it will be an inspiration to you to start your research.  Your family is
waiting to be discovered by you.
Good hunting!!!! Sonny William


                                   
The Beginning

   The year was about 1710, somewhere is South America, Maricay was born. Maricay is the oldest
one of our relative that I have been able to trace so far. In my search for Rodger Smith's father and
mother, I discovered that David Pain/Midyette was Rodger Smith father, and Louisa O'Neal/Credle was
his mother. David Pain/Midyette parents was America and Kitty Midyette. America was called America
because he was born on the fourth of July in 1776. This was the year and date that the United States
was formed. America father was Charles Midyette, his mother was Elizabeth Jennette she was said to
have been on the English slave ship "Good Intent". In 1767 the Good Intent carrying about 300
Africans was shipwreck off Cape Hatteras. The Name of the captain of this ship was "Capt. Copland"
The ship's Human cargo ended up in Hyde Co. NC. Elizabeth was trace to this ship. I believe that other
members of our family also came from that ship. As of now I have yet to find where in Africa the ship
came from, but my search continues. Charles mother and father was Hannah and Maricay Midyette.
Maricay was a mestizo (Indian) from a place in Venezuela called Maracay. He probably belonged to
one of the hunting and gathering tribes of that area. Maricay and Hannah was freed by Daniel
Midyette in 1808. They are the first members of our family to be free that I could find documents on.
The second oldest of our relative that I was able to trace was Tamer.   She was born about 1760, 16
years before the thirteen Colony declared their independence from England and 27 years before the
declaration of Independence was signed. Tamer was born in Hyde Co. North Carolina, she was owned
by the William Gibbs family of Engelhard N.C. She was first found in Black beard the pirate, chart
book, called Teach's book. All of the names of the Gibbs family, along with their birth and death
records were keep there. The names of the black people they owned were keep there also. The
records said that Tamer was born August 18, 1770. I believed when She was about 30 years old she
was sold to Archibald McCotter. In 1800 her son Samuel was born in North Craven County. or Pamlico
County. (Pamlico County. did not become a County until 1872). We next find Tamer in the last will and
testament of Archibald McCotter, where he leaves her to his son Burney McCotter in 1833. The last
documented proof of Tamer is on the l870 census. She is living with her son Samuel McCotter, he was
70 years old and Tamer was 110 years old. Samuel was the father of Oscar McCotter, Oscar McCotter
was the father of Rachel McCotter, Rachel Married William Adam Gibbs. Their first child was William
Gibbs or Willie Gibbs the name he was better known by. Willie Gibbs married Indiana Moore, their last
child was Ida Mae Gibbs, who married Henry Moses Smith. Henry Moses Smith father was Wm. Rodger
O'Neal/Smith, his mother was Mahalia Selby/Greene, Mahalia father was Elijah "Lizy" Greene and her
mother was Tamer Greene. Rodger O'Neal/Smith father was David Pain/Midyett his mother was Louisa
O'Neal/Credle. Aunt Louisa says that her mother wanted to name her Ola but her father wanted her
named after his mother Louisa. She says that her mother had one brother name Larry Green, her
mother told her that when she was about 3 years old and her brother was 2, years old. Her mother
died, and her father had remarried. His new wife was mistreating her and her brother so a rich white
lady took them and raised them. Aunt Louisa says her mother came from Beaufort in Carteret County.
I was unable to document this, but we first fine documented proof of Rodger and Mahalia on their
marriage license 1873, and the 1880- census of Hyde County. in Swan Quarter Township. They had 3
children, Inna who was 5 years old Moses was 3, and Rosella was 5 months old. According to the
census Rodger was 30 years old and Mahalia was 22, both Roger and Mahalia parents were born in
North Carolina.

HOW OUR FAMILY CAME FROM HYDE CO.

After the Civil War was over, sometime in the late 1860's. Old man Jacob McCotter needed farm hands
to work his farms, so he hired a large boat to bring some of our ancestors from Hyde County, this boat
landed in Lowland. Rodger and his family migrated to Pamlico County, in the early 1880's. They also
came by boat and landed in Lowland. The roads were not improved as they are today. They would
walk miles and miles on dirt, sand and muddy roads. Their pilgrimage sometimes took weeks it
required three days for them to travel the distance that we now commonly make in three hours. When
the members of our family decided to move to Pamlico Co. they would meet at some stated time and
place and travel together. Some had mules and wagons, some had none. All could not ride, they
would put all their belonging in their wagons, along with food for themselves and their animals, only the
driver would ride. Sometimes when a person had become unable to walk without rest, he or she was
persuaded to get up and ride. The driver would dismount and walk. Often when the Caravan had
hiked about thirty miles, or a day journey, and they were not near some village, town or other public
place. They would camp out on the roadside that night, eat and sleep until the next morning. Everyone
did not sleep at the same time, some kept watch while the others slept. Like the self-sufficient pioneers
who settled this country, our families built their homes, made their clothes, planted and harvested
crops, and provided for their every need. Resorting to the general store only for things that couldn't
be produced at home. In contrast with today’s prices, most food could be brought for pennies, like
flour, lard, and meat, costing three, five and seven cents a pound respectively. This money was made
by working cleaning white people homes or toiling in the cotton fields. For forty or fifty cents a day,
those meager wages along with the money received from selling farm produce, made up the family
total income, just enough to pay bills. Aunt Louisa said, "That plenty of work and little play was the
motto by which they lived by. They worked from can’t see in the morning to can’t see at night. " She
would rise at the crack of dawn, do her chores and then trot off to school, if it was in session.  Since it
lasted only two months of the summer and two months in the winter. The schools were one room
school houses, crudely finished and heated with wood burning stove. They worked on the area farms,
clearing farm land digging drainage canals and in the lumber camps. They worked heard from sun up
to sunset and saved what they could so that they could buy land and build their homes. Rodger and
Mahalia last child was Aunt Louisa, she was born in 1896 on the Abbott farm, Dr. Delon Henry Abbott
was a former union army surgeon who founded Vendmere in the 1870’s. He purchased 3000 acres of
farm and timber land. He was called a carpet bagger, by the Pamlico County natives. He entered
politics on a larger scope he became a member of the NC General Assembly, serving as Senator for
the Second Senatorial District for two years, 1895-1897. Dr. Abbott owned the steam powered saw mill
across the river at Vanemere and the men would string their logs together and float them across the
river from "The lumber landing" to the saw mill. Rodger Smith purchased 3, acres of land from Stephen
and Georgeann Credle for $ 55,00 on November 18, 1902. Rodger and his oldest son Henry Moses
built their first home on this land. It was a 3, room house consisting of a sitting room with 1, bed that
Rodger and Mahalia used and one bedroom with two beds where the girls sleep, and the loft was were
the boys slept. The kitchen was separated from the house. Rodger and Mahalia had 13 children (10
lived). By the 1910 census only 6, of their children were still alive. Rodger had 13 children (10 lived).
By the 1910 census only 6, of their children were still alive. Rodger had died sometime between 1902,
and 1910. The precise date cannot be determined from existing records, because birth and death
records were not kept in North Carolina until, 1914. The 1910 census shows Mahalia as the head of
the house hold, she had 4, children living at home Abbie, William, Louisa, and John and his wife Fanny
Kenyan. Moses had married his first wife Ann Eliza Ballance, the daughter of James Edward T.
Ballance, and Joanna Clark or (Grandma Jo the name she was known by). Joanna was the daughter
of Spencer Clark and Sally Clark. Edward Ballance was the son of Benjamin and Grace Ballance of
Hyde County. Moses and Ann Eliza had 5, children Mitchel, Moses, Odell, Benjamin, and Zulener. Ann
Eliza died one day before her 34, birthday August 17, 1914. This left Moses a widower with 3, children
with ages ranging from 3, to 9 years old. Ann Eliza told her husband Moses, he should marry the girl
that they had working for them if anything was to happen to her, she felt that she would make him a
good wife and mother for his children. That girl was 20 years younger than he was, her name was Ida
Mae Gibbs. Moses married Ida Mae Gibbs on Oct. 3, 1914. Moses was too busy working to apply for
his marriage license so he had his brother John to apply for it for him. This was not unusual because
James Linton applied for his license to marry Ann Eliza in 1897. They were married by Adam O'Neal at
Missionary Baptist Church in Mesic North Carolina. The witnesses present at the marriage was Edward
Ballance, W.H. Credle, and B. Fortisque. When Moses married Ida Mae, they were married by W.K.
Jones a Justice of the Peace, at the Missionary Baptist Church in Mesic North Carolina. The witnesses
were Joshua Jones and Roy Carvan. Moses and Ida Mae had 11, children. Eula Mae, Gertrude, Helen
Elizabeth, Indiana, (William Rodger who died before his first birthday). William Rodger, Annie Marie,
Lodica, Brevia Lee, (Coreatha who died before her 4, birthday during the 1919 flu epidemic). and
Geneva. Ida Mae died on Dec. 27, 1944, 2 days after Christmas and Moses died April 22, 1949 five
years later. When it came to moving about, one’s own two feet were the surest way of getting there.
Sun shining brightly or raining or snowing our people walked. Teams of oxen were their first means of
transportation, but as time passed, almost every family had a mule and wagon. Improper care of farm
animals, neglecting chores, or quarreling with your brothers or sisters, was a sure way to get a
whipping, with a belt or a swish (small tree limb), and oh!! boy if you disrespect your elders, by talking
back or voicing your opinion you would find yourself getting up off the floor. During the 1890's and
early 1900's Rev. Burrus was the only black person registered to vote in Pamlico County. This was
attributed to the fact that he was the only black person able to pass the extremely stiff and unfair
literacy tests for voting.

NEW BERN BECOME A MECCA FOR FREEDOM

There have always been free blacks living in New Bern, dating all the way back to Colonial days.   The
1850 census of Craven and Pamlico Counties, indicates that approximately (1,536) free blacks lived in
this area. In March of 1862, many of the blacks in eastern North Carolina anticipated that a great
change was about to occur in their lives. Rumors had reached them from Roanoke Island that the
Yankee soldiers were coming to set them free. Union forces under General Ambrose E. Burnside had
indeed landed a Roanoke Island only a month before and were in route to New Bern. In the spring of
1862, black refugees who came into federal lines in North Carolina did not yet enjoy the legal status of
freemen, but it was the policy of many union commanders, including General Burnside, to provide
refuge for blacks who fled to territory held by the Union Army, and to used many of them as laborers.
All though, the Emancipation Proclamation was still month in the future, a policy of treating escaped
blacks as freemen had already been effectuated by the Union Army. As the war continued, additional
United States Officer in the south began safeguarding the freedom of fugitive blacks and utilizing their
labor. Some did this as a war measure to aid the Union effort, others because they felt that human
bondage was morally wrong. After a brief battle with confederate defenders, the federal seized New
Bern, and on March 14th, 1862, the blacks in the area turned out to greet them liberators with shouts
of jubilation. According to the James, annual report of the superintendent of Negro affairs in North
Carolina. 1864, there were 8,591, freemen (blacks) living in federally occupied New Bern North
Carolina. One year later in January 1865, there was 10,782, and by the end of the Civil War there
were 350,000 freed blacks living in North Carolina. In 1866 blacks were required to register their
marriages, if one or both partner was a former slave. They started coming into the Craven County
court house, on June 2, 1866 Thru August 31, 1866.

THESE ARE THE MEMBERS OF OUR FAMILY WHO CAME IN TO REGISTER THEIR MARRIAGES.
ANSON GIBBS & ROSETTE BLUNT: Stated that they had been living together as husband and wife for
three years on August 27, 1866. SAMUEL McCOTTER & ROSE JONES: Stated that they had been
living together as husband and wife for one year, on August 30, 1866.

FAMILY MEMBERS THAT CHANGE THEIR NAMES AFTER SLAVERY

DAVID MIDGETT Was found on the 1870 census listed as DAVID PAIN. RODGER SMITH When he got
married in 1873 listed himself as RODGER O'NEAL/SMITH, MAHALIA GREEN Was listed as MAHALIA
ANN SELBY. LOUISA O'NEAL is listed on the 1880 census as LOUISA CREDLE. Her daughter
LUCRETIA also became a LUCRETIA CREDLE.

THE MEMBERS OF OUR FAMILY THAT WERE HELD IN BONDAGE

MARICAY MIDYETT: Was owned by Thomas Midyett who left him and his wife Hannah to his wife
Bethany. Bethany Midyett gave them to Daniel Midyett Who freed them in 1808. CHARLES MIDYETT:
The son of Maricay was owned by Bethany Midyett who gave him to
her son Banister Midyett. AMERICA MIDYETT: The son of Charles Midyett was owned by Banister
Midyett America Midyett Sr. died in about 1849 and is buried in the Nathan O'Neal Cemetery at Mount
Pleasant (Hyde County North Carolina) DAVID PAIN/MIDYETT: The son of America Midyett was owned
by Banister Midyett. WM. RODGER O'NEAL/SMITH: The son of David Midyett was owned by Peter
Spencer. MAHALIA SELBY/GREENE: The wife of Rodger Smith was owned by Calib Spencer who died
in 1859, the blacks he owned was divide among his heirs. Mahalia was valued at $ 250.00 and given
to Peter Spencer. TAMER McCOTTER: Was owned by William Gibbs who sold her to Archibald
McCotter. In 1833 she was left to Burney McCotter by his father Archibald. Archibald and Burney are
the Great grandfather and grandfather of Dr. St. Elmo McCotter. (of Bayboro). SAMUEL McCOTTER:
The son of Tamer was owned by Archibald McCotter.  ANSON GIBBS: Was owned by Benjamin M.
Gibbs, in 1859 he left him to his four youngest children. ADAM GIBBS: The son of Anson was owned
by Benjamin M. Gibbs who left him to his son William H. Gibbs. LORY SLADE: Was owned by John Bell
who left her to Henry Slade and Asa P. Slade in 1846. In 1856 Henry died and left her to be sold to
pay his debts. On May 16,1856 she was sold at Public auction, LORY SLADE: Was owned by John
Bell who left her to Henry Slade and Asa P. Slade in 1846. In 1856 Henry died and left her to be sold
to pay his debts. On May 16, 1856 she was sold at Public auction in Sladeville North Carolina to Asa
P. Slade, for $ 674.00. JO ANNA WARNER: the daughter of Lory Slade was owned by John Bell who
left her to Sarah and Mary Moore, in 1846 SPENCER CLARK: The son of Keizah Eborn was owned by
William Clark, who died in 1806, and left him to his daughter Polly Clark. EDWARD BALANCE
ARBELLA MIDYETT JO ANNA CLARK FANNY MIDYETT JAMES GRIMES MOORE MORGAN MIDYETT
JIM WARNER SALLY CLARK
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HENRY MOSES SMITH CHILDREN
MOSES JR.: was born in 1905 and died in 1991. He married Daisy Ollison in 1925, they had 5,
children Marie, Mary Eliza, William Bradford, Mahue, and Billy. Moses was a fisherman, he owned a
commercial fishing boat. He also was a farm foreman, and the first black deputy sheriff at Faison
beach in Oriental. Moses and Daisy were married for 66 years until his death in 1991. They had 21
grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
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ODELL: was born in 1907 and died in 1956. He was married to Ida Mae Jarvis in 1929, Odell was one
of the first blacks to own an automobile in Pamlico County. He lived in New Bern, it has been said that
he was a bootlegger and owned lots of land. He had one son Mack.
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ZULENER: was born in 1911, she married Sulton Credle when she was 16 years old in 1927, they had
4 children, Otis Lee (died in early childhood). William Earl, Wadell, and Verna. Zulener and Sulton
were married for 54 years until his death in 1986. They have 18 grand children 27 great grandchildren
and? great great grandchildren. Zulener and Sulton both worked and retired from Cherry Point Marine
Base.
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MOSES SR. AND IDA MAE HAD 11, CHILDREN
After the death of Ann Eliza Henry Moses married Ida Mae Gibbs on October 3, 1914, he was 38 years
old and Ida Mae was 18 years old. She was the same age as Moses baby sister, Louisa. Ida Mae was
the daughter of Willie Gibbs and Indiana Moore, who was the daughter of James Grimes Moore and
Joanna Warner.
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EULA MAE: was born in 1918 and died in 1980 she was the first of Moses Smith children to finish
college, she decided to go to New York City in 1939. She was later followed by her sister Lodica,
Brevia, and Annie Marie. She attended Bible college and became an Evangelist and traveled to Egypt,
Jerusalem, and Africa. She Married Iron Clad Oliver who was 10 years her senior, in 1948 at Mount
Olive Baptist Church in New York City. They had one child Gwendolyn who they adopted as an infant.
Eula and Iron Clad were married for 32 years until her death in 1980. Iron Clad died 12 years later in
1992.
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GERTRUDE: was born on the 4th of July in 1919, She died in 2002, she was named after her mother
sister Annie Gertrude Gibbs. She married Walter Rhodes when she was 19 years old and moved to
New Bern, because she couldn't stand living in the country (Mesic). They had one child Audrey and
moved to New York City when Audrey was 3 years old. Gertrude worked at Metropolitan Hospital in
New York City until she retired, she has 3 grandchildren.
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HELEN ELIZABETH: was born in 1921 and died in 1990. She married James Jones in 1940. They had
two children Coreatha (who was named after her mother's sister who died at the age of four). and Ida
Mae (who was named after her mother's mother). Helen and James were married for 43 years until his
death in 1983. They had 3, grandchildren. Aunt Helen was also an Ceramic Artist.
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INDIANA: was born in 1923 she died in 2001, she was named after her grandmother Indiana Moore
Gibbs. She married Felix Jones in 1942 at the age of 19. They celebrated their 50th wedding
anniversary in 1992. They were married for 51 years, until Felix death in January 1994. They had 7,
children, Ray Felix (who died at the age of 27, from leukemia), Isabella, Hilda Gray, Tony, Valarie,
Rodney Lewellyn, and Theron. Indiana and Felix opened the first black owned business in Mesic North
Carolina in 1949 "Tony Inn". Indiana went back to school at the age of 68 and received her G.E.D. in
1990.
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WILLIAM ROGER: was born in 1924, he was name after his grandfather William Roger. And his mother
father  William Gibbs, He married Flossie Smith in 1946 they had twins that were (Still born), Carvin,
and Samuel Lee. They celebrated their 48th anniversary this year. William Roger worked at Cherry
Point Marine Base for 42 years, and retired in 1989. He opens a store to serve the community of
Mesic. He also is serving as an Alderman for the town of Mesic North Carolina William Roger had 2
other children Helen Rose and Ellen Burnice, 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
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ANNIE MARIE: was born in 1925, she was named after her aunt Annie Gertrude Gibbs, her mother
sister. She had a son by Lewis Hatten in 1942 “Sonny" William, and in 1946 she married Eugene
Bracey. After her father death in 1949 she moved to New York City. This was after she kill a rattle
snake, that was about 8ft long in the garden. While in New York she became a Missionary at Bethel
Way of The Cross Church, and help to take the church from a store front to a building capable of
holding 500 worshipers. She worked at Presbyterian Hospital Medical Center for 39 years before
retiring in 1988, and returned to North Carolina to live. She is helping to build another church here in
New Bern since she returned "Blessed Hope Way of The Cross Church of Christ". She has 5,
grandchildren and 9, great grandchildren, 4, great, great, grandchildren.
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LODICA: was born in 1927, she died in 1991 she married Leon Owens in 1950 they had one child
Marlyn.  Lodica had followed her sister Eula to New York in 1946, and went to Apex Beauty school and
became a beautician.  She worked as a beautician for her sister Eula in her beauty shops on 113th
street and on 116th street in New York. She later returned to school and in June of 1974 she received
a Bachelor of Arts Degree in early childhood Education from Fordham University, she worked as a
beautician and taught elementary Education at Public School 76, in the Bronx New York until her death
in 1991. She had 4 grandchildren.
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BREVIA: was born in 1928 she died in 2001, she married Thad Jones in 1945. They had two children
Deborah and Steve. She followed her sister Eula to New York in 1946, She had an apartment on
127th street Lenox Avenue. I remember sitting in her window and witch all the beautiful people of
Harlem go strolling by.  For a child from a small Town in North Carolina (Mesic) it made a lasting
impression. Brevia   also became a beautician and a milliner (hat maker). She could make the most
beautiful feather hats, you’ve ever seen. Thad died in 1988. They have 3 grandchildren.
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GENEVA: was born in 1933 she attended North Carolina Central University. She has one child
Cynthia. Geneva was working as an admission clerk at Queen General Hospital in New York City.
When her sister Lodica persuaded her to finish her college education. Geneva attended Fordham
University along with her sister Lodica, and they Both received their Bachelor of Art degrees in 1974.
Geneva went on to get her Master in Health Care Administration on October 4, 1978, at Long Island
University. She became an administrator at Queens General Hospital, where she Began as an
admission clerk. Today Geneva is at Bellevue Hospital. She is an associate director of 911 E.M.S.
Departments. She also works with the State of New York to improve the 110, Voluntarily and
Commercial ambulance services though out the New York region. Her position requires her to spend a
great deal of time in Albany, and to have a good working relationship with the New York State
Legislature.
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WILLIAM RODGER SMITH'S CHILDREN
ROSELLA: was born in 1875 in Hyde County North Carolina. She married James O'Neal on March 5,
1889 at her father home. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Adam O'Neal, she was 24 years old.
Her husband was the son of Rev. O'Neal.  
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MARTHA: was born in 1880 in Hyde County, she married Purdee Midyett in 1904, and they had 10,
children. Purdee Jr. Thurman, Earnest, Charles, Della, Stelly, Lillie, Hattie, Addie, Bertie,
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ABBIE: was born in 1888 in Pamlico County. She had 9, children. Norma, Dallas, Clyde, Winston,
Olivia, Rosella, Agustusa, Albert, Clarence.
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JOHN: was born in 1891 in Pamlico County, he married Fanny Kenyan in 1909. They had 3, children.
Cliff, Cadella, and Grace. died in 1919 during the flu epidemic, she was less than 5, years old. John
and Fanny had 5, grandchildren and 11, great grandchildren and one great, great, grandchild.
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WILLIAM: was born in 1892 in Pamlico County. He married Julia Credle in 1915. They had 2 children
Mark Cory (still born), and Willie Marie. William had another child by Annie G. Gibbs, John Oliver Smith.
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LOUISA: was born in 1896 in Pamlico County, Rodger and Mahalia last child was Aunt Louisa, she
married Elijah Credle on May 25, 1915. They had 3, children Carrie Mae, Lula Mae, and Leroy. I
remember when Aunt Louisa and Elijah Credle had a store on the corner of Park Ave. and Highway
304. I would walk to the store with my nickels burning a hole in my hands. But when I returned I was the
Happiest little boy in Mesic, with enough candy to last all day.
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FAMILY FOLKLORE

Aunt Zulener has been telling a story for years, that was told to her by her grandmother Joanna.
(grandma Jo) During slavery time when she was a little girl, Joanna said that her sister Hester Ann,
was sold away from her and she didn't see her again until they were grown women with children of
them own. I have kept this story in mind during my research, hoping that it would be a clue to finding
other members of our family. I discovered that the story was indeed true and the facts had not
changed over the years. On December 26, 1846 George A. Selby Partition, the court of Pleas &
Quarter to divide and partition between him and his wife Arbella and Orpah Neal certain slaves. The
couple was getting a divorce and wanted to divide up their property. Hester Ann, along with Lydia,
Leroy, Zion, Francis Ann, Arbella, Kit, John, Thomas, James, Jack, Ann, and Mary were valued at $
3841.00 and went to Oprah Neal. The second lot consisting of her mother Sally and her father
Spencer Clark, along with Hawkins, William, John, Becton, Jane, Nancy, Eliza, Betty, Martha, Olivia,
Harriet, Caswell, Daniel, William, and Hetty, valued at $ 3,870.00 went to George A. Selby. The above
facts were found in the court records of Hyde County, North Carolina in1847. Spencer Clark was first
owned by William Clark who left him to his daughter Polly Clark in 1806, sometime between 1806 and
1846 Polly sold him to George Selby. Spencer and Sally were the parents of Joanna Clark. Joanna
married Edward T. Ballance, and named three of her children after the black people that were held in
bondage with her parents. Daniel, Thomas, Ann, and Eliza, "Ann" was Joanna. Joanna named one of
her daughters Ann Eliza. Who was Eliza? Was she Joanna Sister, who was Daniel and Thomas? Were
they brothers? Or grandparents? We have no way of knowing for sure, what every may be the case
we know that they were held in bondage along with her mother and father, Sally and Spencer Clark.
This is just one of the stories that have been pass down by our ancestors, it's just a part of our family
history. That has been kept by our parents, grandparents and great, grandparents. The goal of this
book is to record and to preserve this history. There's another story that has been told for years by
Aunt Indiana. This story was told to her by her great grandmother Joanna Moore, she was called
grandma Anna by her grandchildren.  Grandma Anna told her about how they use to pray for their
freedom, but they couldn't let the people that owned them see them or hear them. So they would put
their heads down into a big iron pot that they use to wash clothes, and pray and pray and pray. When
grandma Anna was about 12, years old she says that her brother Willis was sold away and she didn't
see him again until she was a woman and free. She said the only way that she knew him was by a scar
he had when he was a little boy. This is another story that time had not change the facts. I did fine
When grandma Anna was about 12, years old she says that her brother Willis was sold away and she
didn't see him again until she was a woman and free. She said the only way that she knew him was by
a scar he had when he was a little boy. This is another story that time had not change the facts. I did
fine Joanna when she was a little girl, she was with her mother Lory Slade and her brothers and
sisters, and Willis was there, he was to be sold. They were in the last Will and Testament of John Bell.
He was leaving Lory and her children Seith, Oliver, Plesant, Noah, and Mary, to Henry Slade and Asa
P. Slade. Harriet her two children little Lory and Jane, along with Caroline and little Joe went to
Theopilus M. Bell. Joanna was to go to Mary and Sarah Moore.  Her brother Willis was to be sold when
the term on his loan to Theo M. Bell expired. There are many more stories like the two that were told
here Grasps them savior them and cherish them because they tell the history of our family struggle to
survive the yoke of bondage. Aunt Louisa is the last living child of Wm. Rodger and Mahalia? She was
98 years old her last birthday (Jan. 25 1994) She died in 1994. Most of the family oral history was
provided by her. She was our last link to our ancestors. WE MISS HER!!! "THERE'S GONA BE A
BETTER DAY" That was the cry that was heard on Plantations, from one end of Hyde County to the
other, and from every little Town, from Swan Quarter to Lake Landing. That was the cry that came
from people praying not just for themselves, but for THEIR CHILDREN AND THEIR CHILDREN,
CHILDREN for all those who would follow them. We are that better day they hope for, we are the
children they prayed for. They worked their fingers to the bones to give us a better day. They shaded
blood sweated and tears, so that their children could do better. We come from a very strong and
proud people, they never gave up, and they never gave in. KEEP THE FAITH CHILDREN!!!

Descendants of William Rodger Smith
Generation
WILLIAM RODGER 1 SMITH was born in 1850 in Hyde County, North Carolina. He died in 1902 in
Pamlico County, North Carolina. He married Mahalia Greene, daughter of (lizy)Elijah Greene and
Tamer Greene, in 1873 she married William Rodger Smith in Hyde County, she was born about 1858
in Beaufort Cartaret County. She died in 1921 in Mesic, Pamlico, North Carolina, USA.
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Notes for MAHALIA GREENE: Mahalia and her brother Lawrence was taken in by a white lady (Selby)
and raised. After their father Elijah Green remarried, and they were being mistreated. More About
MAHALIA GREENE: Marriage Lic: Abt 1873, listed as Mahalia a Ann Selby WM. ROGER SMITH, b.
1850, Hyde, County. N.C. d. Aft. 1902, Pamlico, Co. N.C. m. MAHALIA GREENE, October 11, 1873,
Hyde, County. N.C. b. Abt 1851, Beaufort Cartaret County. d. 1921, Pamlico, County Mesic, N.C. More
About WM. ROGER SMITH: Census: 1870, listed as William O'Neil in Hyde County. Marriage Lic: 1873,
listed as Rodger Smith O'Neil More About MAHALIA GREENE: Marriage Lic: October 11, 1873, at
William Blount home listed as Mahalia Ann Selby; Mahalia SMITH Household Female
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Information: Birth Year 1851 Birthplace N.C. Age 22 Occupation Keeping House Marital Status M
Married Race B Head of Household Roger SMITH Relation Wife Father's Birthplace N.C. Mother's
Birthplace N.C.
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Source Information: Census Place Swan Quarter, Hyde, County North Carolina Family History Library
Film 1254968 NA Film Number T9-0968 Page Number 536A
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William Rodger Smith and Mahalia Greene had the following child:
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2. ABBIE ANN SMITH was born about 1888 in Pamlico County, North Carolina. She died on 07 Apr
1944 in New Bern, Craven, County North Carolina. She married (1) CHARLES SMITH. He was born in
Pamlico County, North Carolina. He died in Pamlico County, North Carolina.
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Generation 22. ABBIE ANN SMITH (William Rodger1) was born about 1888 in Pamlico County, North
Carolina. She died on 07 Apr 1944 in New Bern, Craven, North Carolina. She married (1) CHARLES
SMITH. He was born in Pamlico county, North Carolina. He died in Pamlico County, North Carolina.
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Notes for Abbie Ann Smith: ABBIE6 SMITH (WM. ROGER 5, DAVID 4 MIDGET, AMERICA 3, CHARLES
2, MARICAY 1) was born 1888 in Pamlico County. N.C., and died 1946 in Pamlico, County. N.C., She
married (MATE) CHARLES SMITH in Pamlico, County. N.C. He was born in Pamlico, County. N.C., and
died in Pamlico, County. N.C. Charles Smith and Abbie Ann Smith had the following children:
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i. NORMA SMITH was born in 1906 in Pamlico County, North Carolina. She died in Pamlico County,
North Carolina.
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ii. ROSELLA SMITH was born in 1908 in, Pamlico County North Carolina, d. Pamlico County, North
Carolina.
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iii. WINSTON SMITH was born on 03 May 1928 in Pamlico, County, North Carolina. He died on 06 Dec
2002 in Pamlico, North Carolina.
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iv. CLARENCE SMITH was born in Pamlico, County North Carolina, USA.
v. OLIVIA SMITH.
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vi. DALLAS SMITH.
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vii. CLYDE SMITH.
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Charles Smith and Abbie Ann Smith had the following children:3.
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viii. NORMA ELIZABETH SMITH was born on 06 Sep 1906 in Pamlico, County N.C. She died on 28
Sep 1999 in Pamlico County, North Carolina. She married Benjamin F. Jones, son of Benjamin F.
Jones and Martha a Jones, on 12 Apr 1926 in Pamlico, County. N.C. He was born in 1916 in Pamlico,
County. NC. He died date Unknown in Pamlico, County. N.C.
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NORMA ELIZABETH
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ii. ROSELLA SMITH was born in 1908 in, Pamlico County, North Carolina, USA. She died in Pamlico,
County N.C. She married Homer Credle Sr., son of John R. Credle and Ella Jones, in 1926 in Pamlico,
County. N.C. He was born on 30 Jan 1904 in Pamlico, County, N.C. He died in Feb 1987 in Pamlico,
County, N.C.
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iii. AUGUSTA SMITH was born in 1908 in Pamlico County, North Carolina.
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iv. WINSTON SMITH was born on 03 May 1928 in Pamlico County, North Carolina. He died on 06 Dec
2002 in Pamlico County, North Carolina.
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iv. CLARENCE SMITH was born in Pamlico, County, N.C. He married Clasie Mae Credle, daughter of
Isaac Credle and Sylvia Ann Credle, in Pamlico, County N.C. She was born in Pamlico, County N.C.
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v. OLIVIA SMITH was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She married John O. Johnston, son of Alonzo Johnston
and Minnie Johnston, in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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vii. ALBERT SMITH was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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viii. CLYDE SMITH was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He married (1) MARY BRANCH. He married (2)
LILLIAN OLLISON on 09 Oct 1939 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She died in
Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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8. DALLAS SMITH was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He married Sadie Ollison, daughter of James R.
Ollison and Malinda Foskey, in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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Generation 33.
NORMA ELIZABETH SMITH (Abbie Ann, William Rodger1) was born on 06 Sep 1906 in Pamlico,
County, N.C. She died on 28 Sep 1999 in Pamlico County, North Carolina. She married Benjamin F.
Jones, son of Benjamin F. Jones and Martha a Jones, on 12 Apr 1926 in Pamlico, County N.C. He was
born in 1916 in Pamlico, County, N.C. He died date Unknown in Pamlico, County, N.C. Benjamin F.
Jones and Norma Elizabeth Smith had the following children:
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i. AMIE JONES was born in 1912 in Pamlico County, North Carolina. He died in Pamlico County, North
Carolina.
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ii. Heziah JONES was born in 1915 in Pamlico County, North Carolina (U). Heziah died in Pamlico
County, North Carolina.
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9. JAMES R. JONES was born on 08 Feb 1918 in Pamlico, County N.C. He died on 23 Mar 1985 in
Pamlico, County N.C. He married (1) HELEN ELIZABETH SMITH, daughter of Henry Moses Smith and
Ida Mae Gibbs, on 18 Dec 1940 in Mesic, in Pamlico, County, N.C. She was born on 31 Aug 1921 in
Pamlico, County North Carolina. She died in 1990 in Pamlico, County N.C.
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iv. EDDIE JONES was born in Pamlico County, North Carolina. He died date Unknown in Pamlico
County, North Carolina.
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v. PHILIP JONES was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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vi. ODESIA JONES was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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vii. HUE FREDWARD JONES was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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viii. ROY JONES was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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ix. FLOYD JONES was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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x. FOUNTEN LEE JONES was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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x. FANNIE JONES was born in Pamlico, Co. NC.
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4. ROSELLA SMITH (Abbie Ann, William Rodger1) was born in 1908 in, Pamlico, North Carolina, USA.
She died in Pamlico, County, N.C., She married Homer Credle Sr., son of John R. Credle and Ella
Jones, in 1926 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He was born on 30 Jan 1904 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He died in Feb
1987 in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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4. ROSELLA SMITH
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Notes for Homer Credle Sr.: Homer CREDLE Birth Date: 30 Jan 1904 Death Date: Feb 1987 Social
Security Number: 239-22-6391 State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: North Carolina Death
Residence Localities ZIP Code: 28560 Localities Neuse Forest, Craven, North Carolina New Bern,
Craven, North Carolina Death Benefit Localities Zip Code: 28560 Localities: Neuse Forest, Craven,
North Carolina New Bern, Craven, North Carolina Homer Credle Sr. and Rosella Smith had the
following children.
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i. GUY CREDLE was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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ii. HAROLD CREDLE was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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10. iii. ELLA MAE CREDLE was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She married WILLIAM L. JACKSON.
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11. v. HOMER CREDLE JR was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He married (1) WILLIE MAE GARRISON,
daughter of Lorenzo Garrison and M Alice Barrow, in Pamlico, County, N.C. She was born in 1926 in
Pamlico, Co. N.C. She died on 18 May 2010 in Craven Co. N.C. He married (2) ELMA OLLISON.
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12. NEVIEA CREDLE was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She married BRANCH BRANCH. He was born in
Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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vi. LAEULA CREDLE was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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vii. JOYCE CREDLE was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She married RALPH O'Neil. He was born in
Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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5. CLARENCE SMITH (Abbie Ann, William Rodger1) was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He married Clasie
Mae Credle, daughter of Isaac Credle and Sylvia Ann Credle, in Pamlico, Co. N.C., She was born in
Pamlico, Co. N.C. Clarence Smith and Clasie Mae Credle had the following child:
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i. PERNEL SMITH.
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6. OLIVIA SMITH (Abbie Ann, William Rodger1) was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She married John Oliver
Johnston, son of Alonzo Johnston and Minnie Johnston, in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He was born in Pamlico,
Co. N.C. John O. Johnston and Olivia Smith had the following children:
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i. KIRT JOHNSTON was born in 1942 in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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ii. JOHNIE MAC JOHNSTON was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He died in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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iii. JAMES JOHNSTON was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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iv. CHARLES RAY JOHNSTON was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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13. ORENE JOHNSTON was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She died in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She married
Clarence Squires in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He was born about 1947 in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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7. CLYDE SMITH (Abbie Ann, William Rodger1) was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He married (1) MARY
BRANCH. He married (2) LILLIAN OLLISON on 09 Oct 1939 in Pamlico, Co. N.C., She was born in
Pamlico, Co. N.C. She died in Pamlico, Co. Clyde Smith and Mary Branch had the following children:
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i. VELMA SMITH was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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ii. DOULAS SMITH was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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iii. BURNEY SMITH was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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iv. FUZZY SMITH was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. Clyde Smith and Lillian Ollison had the following
children:
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(can’t) v. MARY SMITH.
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vi. (C.L.) CLYDE SMITH was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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vii. EVELYN SMITH.
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8. DALLAS SMITH (Abbie Ann, William Rodger1) was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He married Sadie
Ollison, daughter of James R. Ollison and Malinda Foskey, in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She was born in
Pamlico, Co. N.C. Dallas Smith and Sadie Ollison had the following children:
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GRADY SMITH was born in 1941 in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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ii. (J.D.) JAMES DALLAS SMITH was born on 01 Apr 1942 in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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JAMES R. JONES (Norma Elizabeth Smith, Abbie Ann Smith, William Rodger1 Smith) was born on 08
Feb 1918 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He died on 23 Mar 1985 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He married (1) HELEN
ELIZABETH SMITH, daughter of Henry Moses Smith and Ida Mae Gibbs, on 18 Dec 1940 in Pamlico
County, North Carolina. She was born in 1921 in Pamlico County, North Carolina. She died in 1990 in
Pamlico County, North Carolina.
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Notes for Helen Elizabeth Smith: HELEN ELIZABETH 7 SMITH (HENRY MOSES 6, WM. ROGER 5,
DAVID 4 MIDGET, AMERICA 3, CHARLES 2, MARICAY 1) was born August 1921 in Pamlico, Co. N.C.,
and died 1990 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She married JAMES R. JONES December 18, 1940 in Mesic, in
Pamlico, Co. N.C., son of BENJAMIN JONES and MARTHA JONES. He was born 1918 in Pamlico, Co. N.
C., and died in Pamlico, Co. N.C. Children of HELEN SMITH and JAMES JONES are:
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i. CORETHA JONES was born in 1941 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She married Willis\Willis in Pamlico, Co. N.
C.
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ii. IDA MAE JONES was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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i. Vicky JONES.
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ii. Shawn JONES
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10. ELLA MAE CREDLE (Rosella Smith, Abbie Ann Smith, William Rodger 1 Smith) was born in
Pamlico, Co. N.C. She married WILLIAM L. JACKSON. William L. Jackson and Ella Mae Credle had the
following children:
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i. LILLY FAYE was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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ii. STEVEN B JACKSON.
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iii. RITA B JACKSON.
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iv. KATHY LYNN JACKSON.
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v. NANCY R. JACKSON.
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vi. DEMEN L. JACKSON.
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11. HOMER CREDLE JR (Rosella Smith, Abbie Ann Smith, William Rodger 1 Smith) was born in
Pamlico, Co. N.C. He married (1) WILLIE MAE GARRISON, daughter of Lorenzo Garrison and M Alice
Barrow, in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She was born in 1926 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She died on 18 May 2010 in
Craven Co. N.C. He married (2) ELMA OLLISON. Homer Credle; Jr and Willie Mae Garrison had the
following children:
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i. SANDRA CREDLE. ; She married ROBERT L. WHITE. He was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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ii. HOMER CREDLE 3RD. He married (1) MARGET FISHER. He married (2) ANNABELLE
YOUNG.
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iii. WILHAMINA CREDLE. She married OSTAN VAUGH.
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(can’t)iv. CALVIN CREDLE. He married
(1) CYTHIA DEES. He married
(2) CIANE LEWIS. He married
(3) KAREN MAGIE
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v. THEDORE CREDLE. He married TOBY HILL
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vi.  ALBERT J CREDLE. He married JAN JONES.
Homer Credle Jr and Elma Ollison had the following child:
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vii. ROUDOFF OLLISON was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He married SYVIA OLLISON. She was born in
Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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12. NEVIEA CREDLE (Rosella Smith, Abbie Ann Smith, William Rodger1 Smith) was born in Pamlico,
Co. N.C. She married BRANCH BRANCH. He was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. Branch BRANCH and
Neviea Credle had the following children:
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i. BARBRA BRANCH. She married ROBERT WHITE.
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ii. PATRICA BRANCH She married WILLIAM TOON
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iii. DORIS BRANCH. She married MERIDETH BELL.
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13. ORENE JOHNSTON (Olivia Smith, Abbie Ann Smith, William Rodger1 Smith) was born in
Pamlico, Co. N.C. She died in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She married Clarence Squires in Pamlico, Co. N.C.,
He was born about 1947 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. Clarence Squires and Orene Johnston had the following
children:
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i. KARIN SQUIRES were born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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ii. EDWARD SQUIRES was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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iii. BEVEALY SQUIRES was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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iv. CARLA SQUIRES was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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v. VICKIE SQUIRES were born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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DESCENDANTS OF HENRY MOSES SMITH
HENRY MOSES1 SMITH was born on 23 Nov 1873 in Hyde County, North Carolina. He died on 22 Apr
1949 in Mesic, Pamlico County North Carolina. He married (1) ANNILIZA BALLANCE, daughter of
Edward T. Ballance and Joanna Clark, on 27 Nov 1897 in Pamlico, County North Carolina. She was
born on 18 Mar 1880 in Hyde County NC. She died on 17 Aug 1914 in Pamlico, County NC.
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He married (2) IDA MAE GIBBS, daughter of Willie Gibbs and Indiana Moore, on 03 Oct 1914
in Mesic, Pamlico, CO. N.C. She was born in 1896 in Mesic, Pamlico, CO. N.C. She died on 27 Dec
1944 in Mesic, Pamlico, CO. N.C.
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Notes for Henry Moses Smith: HENRY MOSES6 SMITH (WM. ROGER5, DAVID4 MIDYETT, AMERICA3,
CHARLES2, MARICAY1) was born November 15, 1876 in Hyde, C.o. N.C., and died April 22, 1949 in
Pamlico, Co. N.C. He married (1) ANNALIZA BALLANCE November 27, 1897 in Mesic NC, daughter of
EDWARD BALLANCE and JOANNA CLARK. She was born 1880 in HYDE County N.C., and died 1914
in Pamlico, County, N.C.
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He married (2) IDA MAE GIBBS October 3, 1914 in Mesic, Pamlico, CO. N.C., daughter of WILLIE
GIBBS and INDIANA MOORE. She was born 1896 in Pamlico, Co. N.C, and died December 27, 1948 in
Pamlico, Co. N.C. Moses SMITH Household Male Moses registered for the 1918-1919 World War 1,
birthday Nov 23, 1873
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Other
Information: Birth Year 1878 Birthplace NC Age 2 Occupation Marital Status S Single; Race B Black;
Head of Household Roger SMITH Relation Son Father's Birthplace NC Mother's Birthplace NC
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Source
Information: Census Place Swan Quarter, Hyde County, North Carolina Family History Library Film
1254968 NA Film Number T9-0968 Page Number 536ANotes for Anne liza Balance Eliza BALLANCE
Household Female
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Other Information: Birth Year;1879 Birthplace NC Age 1 Occupation Marital Status S Single; Race B
Black Head of Household Ed BALLANCE Relation Daughter Father's Birthplace NC Mother's Birthplace
NC
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Source
Information: Census Place Township 3, Pamlico, North Carolina Family History Library Film 1254976
NA Film Number T9-0976 Page Number 287BHenry Moses Smith and Anniliza Ballance had the
following children:
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1. i. MOSES2 SMITH was born on 12 Aug 1905 in Pamlico, North Carolina. He died in 1991 in Pamlico,
North Carolina, USA. He married Daisy Ollison, daughter of Churchill Ollison Sr. and Mary Eliza
Ollison, in 1925 in Pamlico, County, N.C. She was born in 1906 in Pamlico, County, N.C.
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2. ii. ODELL SMITH was born on 12 Sep 1907 in Pamlico, North Carolina. He died on 24 Dec 1956 in
New Bern, North Carolina, USA. He married (1) IDA MAE JARVIS in 1929 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She was
born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He married (2) FLORENCE SMITH.
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3. iii BENJAMIN SMITH was born in 1910 in North Carolina.
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4. iv. ZULENER SMITH was born in 1911 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She married Sulton Credle, son of John
R. Credle and Ella Jones, in 1927 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He was born on 10 Nov 1905 in Pamlico, Co. N.
C. He died in Jun 1986 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. Henry Moses Smith and Ida Mae Gibbs had the following
children
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5. v. WILLIAM RODGER SMITH was born in 1916 in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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6. vi. EULA MAE SMITH was born on 08 Feb 1918 in Pamlico, North Carolina. She died in Jun 1979 in
Lakewood New Jersey. She married Ironclad Oliver in 1949 in New York City. He was born on 18 Oct
1907 in Lakewood New Jersey. He died on 04 Apr 1992 in Lakewood New Jersey.
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7.vii. GERTRUDE SMITH was born in 1919 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She died in 2002 in New York City.
She married Walter Rhodes about 1938 in Craven, County. He was born in New Bern Craven, County,
North Carolina. He died in Biltmore Md.
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viii. COREATHA SMITH was born in 1919. Died in 1919 flu epidemic
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(can’t) ix. GURTRUDE SMITH was born in 1920 in North Carolina.
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7. x. HELEN ELIZABETH SMITH was born on 31 Aug 1921 in Pamlico, North Carolina. She died in 1990
in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She married James R. Jones, son of Benjamin F. Jones and Norma Elizabeth
Smith, on 18 Dec 1940 in Mesic, in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He was born on 08 Feb 1918 in Pamlico, Co. N.
C. He died on 23 Mar 1985 in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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8. xi. INDIANA (SMITH) JONES was born in 1923 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She died in 2000 in New Bern
NC. She married Felix Jones, son of Barney Jones and Sabra Malinda Jones, on 26 Mar 1942 in
Pamlico, Co. N.C. He was born in 1922 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He died in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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xii. WILLIAM RODGER SMITH was born in 1924 in North Carolina.
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9. xiii.  ANNIE MARIE SMITH was born on 08 May 1925 in Pamlico, North Carolina. She died on 21 Dec
2006 in New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina, United States of America. She married (1) EUGENE
BRACEY, son of Mary Bracey, on 20 Apr 1946 in Mesic, N.C. He was born on 25 Dec 1925 in South
Carolina. He died in Aug 1975 in New Jersey. She (mate) (2) LEWIS HATTEN.
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10. iv. LODICA SMITH was born in 1927 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She died in 1991 in New York City. She
married (1) LEON OWENS in New York City. She married (2) CHARLES ANDERSON in New York City.
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11. xv. BREVIA SMITH was born in 1928 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She died in 2001 in New York City. She
married Thad Jones, son of William Jones, on 12 Mar 1943 in Mesic, N.C. He was born in 1923 in
Pamlico, Co. N.C. He died in New York City.
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12. xvi. GENEVA SMITH was born in Feb 9 1933 in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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13. xv WILLIAM RODGER SMITH.  He died on 13 Apr 2008 in Craven County, NC. He married (1)
ESTHER JONES (MATE). She was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He married (2) FLOSSIE CREDLE on 31
May 1946 in Pamlico, Co. NC. She was born in Pamlico, Co. She died on 20 Oct 2009. He *(mate) (3)
HELEN ROSE.
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Generation 2
MOSES2 SMITH (Henry Moses1) was born on 12 Aug 1905 in Pamlico, North Carolina. He died in
1991 in Pamlico, North Carolina, USA. He married Daisy Ollison, daughter of Churchill Ollison Sr. and
Mary Eliza Ollison, in 1925 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She was born in 1906 in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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Notes for Moses Smith: MOSES7 SMITH (HENRY MOSES6, WM. ROGER5, DAVID4 MIDYETT,
AMERICA3, CHARLES2, MARICAY1) was born 1905 in Pamlico, Co. N.C., and died 1991 in Pamlico,
Co. N.C. He married DAISY OLLISON 1925 in Pamlico, Co. N.C., daughter of CHURCHILL OLLISON
and MARY ELIZA OLLISON. She was born 1906 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. Moses SMITH Birth Date: 12 Aug
1905 Death Date: 29 Dec 1991 Social Security Number: 232-30-0579 State or Territory Where
Number Was Issued: West Virginia North Carolina; Death Residence Localities ZIP Code: 28515
Localities: Bayboro, Pamlico County, North Carolina Moses Smith and Daisy Ollison had the following
children:14.
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i. MARY ELIZA3 SMITH was born date Unknown in Pamlico, Co. She married Jessie Jernigan Sr. date
Unknown in New York City. He was born date Unknown in New York City.
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ii. MARIE SMITH was born in Pamlico, Co. She married Gilbert Credle in Pamlico, Co. He was born in
Pamlico, Co.
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15. iii. MAHUE SMITH was born in Pamlico, Co.
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16. iv. WILLIAM BRADFORD SMITH was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He married Dicie Jarvis in 1952 in
Pamlico, Co. N.C. She was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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17. v. BILLY SMITH SR. was born in Pamlico, Co. He married Queenie Mae Jones in 1961 in Pamlico,
Co. She was born in Pamlico, Co.
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3. ODELL2 SMITH (Henry Moses1) was born on 12 Sep 1907 in Pamlico, North Carolina. He died on
24 Dec 1956 in New Bern NC. He married (1) IDA MAE JARVIS in 1929 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She was
born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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He married (2)
FLORENCE SMITH. Notes for Odell Smith: ODELL7 SMITH (HENRY MOSES6, WM. ROGER5, DAVID4
MIDYETT, AMERICA3, CHARLES2, MARICAY1) was born 1907 in Pamlico, Co. N.C., and died in
Craven Co. N.C.
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He married (1) FLORENCE SMITH. He married (2) IDA MAE JARVIS 1929 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She
was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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Notes for ODELL SMITH: [#248 Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 4, Social Security Death
Index: U.S., Social Security Death Index, Surnames from M through Z, Date of Import: Aug 17, 1998,
Internal Ref. #1.112.4.78390.68]; Individual: Smith, Odell Birth date: missing Death date: Jul 1956
Social Security #: 239-12-9248 State of issue: NC; More About ODELL SMITH: Bap: State of issue:
NC2 Chr.: Social Security #: 239-12-92482 Child of ODELL SMITH and IDA JARVIS are:
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i. MACK8 SMITH, b. Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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Generation 2
(can’t)ODELL2 SMITH (Henry Moses1) was born on 12 Sep 1907 in Pamlico, North Carolina. He died
on 24 Dec 1956 in New Bern North Carolina, USA. He married (1) IDA MAE JARVIS in 1929 in Pamlico,
Co. N.C. She was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He married (2) FLORENCE SMITH.
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Notes for Odell Smith: ODELL7 SMITH (HENRY MOSES6, WM. ROGER5, DAVID4 MIDYETT,
AMERICA3, CHARLES2, MARICAY1) was born 1907 in Pamlico, Co. N.C., and died in Craven Co. N.C.
He married (1) FLORENCE SMITH. He married (2) IDA MAE JARVIS 1929 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She
was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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Child of ODELL SMITH and IDA MAE JARVIS are:
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i. MACK3 SMITH was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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4. ZULENER2 SMITH (Henry Moses1) was born in 1911 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She married Sulton
Credle, son of John R. Credle and Ella Jones, in 1927 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He was born on 10 Nov
1905 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He died in Jun 1986 in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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Notes for Zulener Smith: ZULENER7 SMITH (HENRY MOSES6, WM. ROGER5, DAVID4 MIDYETT,
AMERICA3, CHARLES2, MARICAY1) was born 1911 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She married SULTON
CREDLE 1927 in Pamlico, Co. N.C., son of JOHN R. CREDLE and ELLA JONES. He was born
November 10, 1905 in Pamlico, Co. N.C.3, and died June 1986 in Pamlico, Co. N.C.3.  Children of
ZULENER SMITH and SULTON CREDLE are:
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i. OTIS LEE 8 CREDLE, b. 1928, Pamlico, Co. N.C. d. 1928, Pamlico, Co. N.C. More About OTIS LEE
CREDLE: Medical Information: Died during birth
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36. ii. WILLIAM EARL CREDLE, b. Pamlico, Co N.C.
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37. iii. VERNA CREDLE, b. Pamlico, Co.
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38. iv. WAYDELL CREDLE, b. 1932, Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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Notes for Sulton Credle: Sulton CREDLE Birth Date: 10 Nov 1905 Death Date: Jun 1986 Social
Security Number: 239-22-6625 State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: North Carolina  Death
Residence Localities ZIP Code: 28515 Localities: Bayboro, Pamlico, North Carolina Sulton Credle and
Zulener Smith had the following children:
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i. WAYDELL3 CREDLE was born in 1932 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He married (1) JONES (1) (MATE). She
was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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He married (2) GERTRUDE BEASELY on 21 Mar 1961 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She was born in Pamlico,
Co. N.C.
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He married (3) SQUIRES (MATE). She was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C..19.
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Notes for Helen Elizabeth Smith:
7. HELEN ELIZABETH7 SMITH (HENRY MOSES6, WM. ROGER5, DAVID4 MIDYETT, AMERICA3,
CHARLES2, MARICAY1) was born August 1921 in Pamlico, Co. N.C., and died 1990 in Pamlico, Co. N.
C. She married JAMES R. JONES December 18, 1940 in Mesic, in Pamlico, Co. N.C., son of BENJAMIN
JONES and MARTHA JONES. He was born 1918 in Pamlico, Co. N.C., and died in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
Children of HELEN SMITH and JAMES JONES are:
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40. i. IDA MAE 8 JONES, b. Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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41. ii. 22.  CORETHA 3 JONES was born in 1941 in Pamlico, Co. N.C., She married Willis\Willis in
Pamlico, Co. N.C..23.
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8. INDIANA (SMITH)2 JONES (Henry Moses1 Smith) was born in 1923 in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
She died in 2000 in New Bern NC. She married Felix Jones, son of Barney Jones and Sabra Malinda
Jones, on 26 Mar 1942 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He was born in 1922 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He died in
Pamlico, Co. NC.
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Notes for Indiana (smith) Jones: INDIANA7 SMITH (HENRY MOSES6, WM. ROGER5, DAVID4
MIDYETT, AMERICA3, CHARLES2, MARICAY1) was born April 15, 1923 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She
married FELIX JONES March 26, 1942 in Pamlico, Co. N.C., son of BARNEY JONES and SABRA
JONES. He was born 1922 in Pamlico, Co. N.C., and died in Pamlico, Co. NC.  Children of INDIANA
SMITH and FELIX JONES are:
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42. i. ISABELLA8 JONES, b. Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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43. ii. HILDA JONES, b. Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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44. iii. TONY JONES, b. Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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45. iv. VALARIE JONES, b. Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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46. v. RODNEY LLEWLYN JONES, b. Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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47. vi. THRON JONES, b. Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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48. vii. RAY FELIX JONES, b. 1941, Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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Felix Jones and Indiana (smith) Jones had the following children:
24. i. RAY FELIX3 JONES was born in 1941 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He married Mercades Jones in New
York City.
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25. ii. RODNEY LLEWLYN JONES was born in 1959 in Pamlico, North Carolina. He married Trudy Mae
Jones, daughter of Leslie C Jones and Ila Mae Jones, in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She was born in Pamlico,
Co. N.C.
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26. iii. ISABELLA JONES was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She married Wally Maties in New York City. He
was born in New York City.
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27. iv. HILDA JONES was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She married Admire Gibbs, son of Willie Gibbs and
Cadelia Smith, in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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28. v. VALARIE JONES was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She married TYRON KNOX.
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Generation 2
(can’t)29.vi. TONY JONES was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He married GAIL GIBBS (MATE).She was
born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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30. vii. THRON JONES was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He married Patrica Mozell in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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9. ANNIE MARIE2 SMITH (Henry Moses1) was born on 08 May 1925 in Pamlico, North Carolina. She
died on 21 Dec 2006 in New Bern, Craven, North Carolina, United States of America. She married (1)
EUGENE BRACEY, son of Mary Bracey, on 20 Apr 1946 in Mesic, N.C., He was born on 25 Dec 1925
in South Carolina. He died in Aug 1975 in New Jersey. She married (2) LEWIS HATTEN. (MATE)
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Notes for Annie Marie Smith: ANNIE MARIE7 SMITH (HENRY MOSES6, WM. ROGER5, DAVID4
MIDYETT, AMERICA3, CHARLES2, MARICAY1) was born May 8, 1925 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She mate
(1) LEWIS HATTEN. He was born Abt 1925 in Florida, and died Unknown in Florida. She married (2)
EUGENE BRACEY April 20, 1946 in Mesic, N.C. He was born December 25, 19256, and died August
19756.; Child of ANNIE SMITH and LEWIS HATTEN is:
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49. i. SONNY WILLIAM 8 SMITH, b. March 31, 1942, Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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Notes for Lewis Hatten: Lewis Hatten and Annie Marie Smith had the following child:
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31. i. SONNY WILLIAM3 SMITH was born on 31 Mar 1942 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He married JOYCE
DAYE (MATE). She was born on 05 Nov 1954 in Rahway N.J. He married (1) EVELYN HODGES,
daughter of Leroy Hodges and Geradine Hodges, on 28 Oct 1961 in New York City. She was born on
30 Jul 1942 in New York City. He married (2) DOLORES THOMPSON, daughter of Harry H. Thompson
and Lavinia Miller, on 14 Jul 1988 in Craven Co. N.C. She was born on 10 Mar 1942 in New York City.
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10. LODICA2 SMITH (Henry Moses1) was born in 1927 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She died in 1991in New
York City. She married (1) LEON OWENS in New York City. She married (2) CHARLES ANDERSON in
New York City.
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Notes for Lodica Smith: LODICA7 SMITH (HENRY MOSES6, WM. ROGER5, DAVID4 MIDYETT,
AMERICA3, CHARLES2, MARICAY1) was born May 9, 1928 in Pamlico, Co. N.C., and died 1991 in
New York City. She married (1) LEON OWENS in New York City. She married (2) CHARLES
ANDERSON in New York City. Child of LODICA SMITH and LEON OWENS is:
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50. i MARLYN8 OWENS, b. New York City. Leon Owens and Lodica Smith had the following child:
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32. i. MARLYN3 OWENS was born in New York City. She married (1) THOMAS ALSTON. He was born
in New York.
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11. BREVIA2 SMITH (Henry Moses1) was born in 1928 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She died in 2001 in New
York City. She married Thad Jones, son of William Jones, on 12 Mar 1943 in Mesic, N.C., He was born
in 1923 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He died in New York City.
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Notes for Brevia Smith: BREVIA7 SMITH (HENRY MOSES6, WM. ROGER5, DAVID4 MIDYETT,
AMERICA3, CHARLES2, MARICAY1) was born April 9, 1929 in Pamlico, Co. N.C., She married THAD
JONES March 12, 1943 in Mesic, N.C., son of WIILLIAM JONES. He was born 1923 in Pamlico, Co. N.
C., and died in New York City. Children of BREVIA SMITH and THAD JONES are:
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51. i. DEBORAH8 JONES, b. New York City.
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34. ii. STEVIE JONES, b. New York City. Thad Jones and Brevia Smith had the following children.
STEVIE3 JONES was born in New York City.
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12.GENEVA2 SMITH (Henry Moses1) was born in 1930 in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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Notes for Geneva Smith: GENEVA7 SMITH (HENRY MOSES6, WM. ROGER5, DAVID4 MIDYETT,
AMERICA3, CHARLES2, MARICAY1) was born February 9, 1933 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. Child of
GENEVA SMITH is:
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i.        CYNTHIA8 SMITH.
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Generation 2 (can’t) GENEVA2 SMITH (Henry Moses1) was born in 1933 in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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13. WILLIAM RODGER2 SMITH (Henry Moses1). He died on 13 Apr 2008 in Craven Co. NC. He
married (1) ESTHER JONES (MATE). She was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He married (2) FLOSSIE
CREDLE on 31 May 1946 in Pamlico, Co. NC. She was born in Pamlico, Co. She died on 20 Oct 2009.
He married (3) HELEN ROSE.
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Notes for William Rodger Smith: WILLIAM RODGER7 SMITH (HENRY MOSES6, WM. ROGER5,
DAVID4 MIDYETT, AMERICA3, CHARLES2, MARICAY1) was born January 20, 1924 in Pamlico, Co. N.
C. He married (1) HELEN ROSE (MATE). He married (2) ESTHER JONES (MATE). She was born in
Pamlico, Co. N.C. He married (3) FLOSSIE CREDLE May 31, 1946. She was born in Pamlico, Co.
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Child of WILLIAM SMITH and HELEN ROSE is:
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i. HELEN ROSE8 SMITH.
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Child of WILLIAM SMITH and ESTHER JONES(MATE) is:
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ii. ELLEN BERNICE8 JONES, b. Pamlico, Co. N.C. m. SKINNER BLUNT b. Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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Children of WILLIAM SMITH and FLOSSIE CREDLE are:
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iii. CLOWEN8 SMITH, b. 1947, (Twins) Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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Generation 314
MARY ELIZA3 SMITH (Moses2, Henry Moses1) was born date Unknown in Pamlico, Co. She married
Jessie Jernigan Sr. Date Unknown in New York City. He was born date Unknown in New York City.
Jessie Jerngan Sr. and Mary Eliza Smith had the following child:
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i. JESSIE4 JERNGAN JR.
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15. MAHUE3 SMITH (Moses2, Henry Moses1) was born in Pamlico, Co. Mahue Smith had the following
children:
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ii. VALERIE SMITH
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iii. EDWARD SMITH
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iv. PHYLIS SMITH
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v. BRUCE SMITH
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vi. LYNETTE SMITH
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vii. KERRY SMITH
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16. WILLIAM BRADFORD3 SMITH (Moses2, Henry Moses1) was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He married
Dicie Jarvis in 1952 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. William Bradford Smith and
Dicie Jarvis had the following children:
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ii. SHERMAN SMITH
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iii. DAISY SMITH
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Generation 3
(can’t) iv. LAURA SMITH
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v. LOIS SMITH
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17. BILLY3 SMITH SR. (Moses2, Henry Moses1) was born in Pamlico, Co. He married Queenie Mae
Jones in 1961 in Pamlico, Co. She was born in Pamlico, Co. Billy Smith Sr. and Queenie Mae Jones
had the following children:
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i. MICHELLE4 SMITH
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ii. BILLY SMITH JR
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iii. LATONYA SMITH
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18. WAYDELL3 CREDLE (Zulener2 Smith, Henry Moses1 Smith) was born in 1932 in Pamlico, Co. N.
C. He married (1) JONES (1) (MATE). She was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He married (2) GERTRUDE
BEASELY on 21 Mar 1961 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He married (3)
SQUIRES (MATE). She was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. Waydell Credle and Jones (1) (MATE) had the
following child:
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i. JACQUE'4 JONES was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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Waydell Credle and Gertrude Beasly had the following children:
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ii. JACQUE' JONES was born in 1952 in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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iii. JOHNATHEN CREDLE was born on 25 Oct 1971 in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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iv. TENIA SQUIRES was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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v. RANDY SQUIRES were born in Pamlico, Co. N.C..Waydell Credle and Squires (MATE) had the
following child:
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vi. RANDY SQUIRES was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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19. WILLIAM EARL3 CREDLE (Zulener2 Smith, Henry Moses1 Smith) was born in Pamlico, Co N.C. He
married (1) CHRISTINE CREDLE in New York City. She was born date Unknown in unknown. He *
(mate) (2) JOANN GIBBS. She was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He married (3) ROSE SMITH. She was
born in Indiana. He married (4) ROSE SMITH.
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William Earl Credle and Christine Credle had the following children:
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i. WANDA4 CREDLE was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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ii. CRYSTAL CREDLE was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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iii. KARREN CREDLE was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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William Earl Credle and Joann Gibbs had the following children:
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iv. THOMAS EARL CREDLE was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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v. VERDIE GIBBS CREDLE was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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William Earl Credle and Rose Smith had the following children:
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vi. HARVEY CREDLE was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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vii. DONALD CREDLE was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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20.VERNA3 CREDLE
(Zulener2 Smith, Henry Moses1 Smith) was born in Pamlico, Co. She married (1) JESSIE JERNGAN
(MATE). She married (2) TERRY BERNARD. He was born in Trenadad. He died in New York City.
Jessie Jerngan and Verna Credle had the following child:
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i. DOUGLAS4 CREDLE was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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Terry Bernard and Verna Credle had the following children:
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Generation 3
(can’t) i. BRENDA4 BERNARD was born in New York City.
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ii. DENISE BERNARD was born in New York City. She married CARL JONES. He was born
in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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21. AUDREY3 RHODES (Gertrude2 Smith, Henry Moses1 Smith) was born in New Bern Craven Co.
She married (2) MICHEAL JOHNSON. He was born in New York City.
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She married (1) CECIL LLOYD SR. in New York City. He was born in New York City.
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Michael Johnson and Audrey Rhodes had the following child:
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MICHEAL4 JOHNSON.
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Cecil Lloyd Sr. and Audrey Rhodes had the following children:
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i. CECIL4 LLOYD JR.
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ii. HYSHINE LLOYD was born in New York City.
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22. CORETHA3 JONES (Helen Elizabeth2 Smith, Henry Moses1 Smith) was born in 1941 in Pamlico,
Co. N.C. She married Willis\Willis in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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Coretha Jones had the following child:
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CORRY4 WILLIS was born in New York City.
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23. IDA MAE3 JONES (Helen Elizabeth2 Smith, Henry Moses1 Smith) was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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Ida Mae Jones had the following children:
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i. LASHOWN4 JONES was born in New York City.
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ii. VICKIE JONES was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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24. RAY FELIX3 JONES (Indiana (smith)2, Henry Moses1 Smith) was born in 1941 in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
He married Mercades Jones in New York City. Ray Felix Jones and Mercades Jones had the following
child:
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i. YOLONDA4 JONES was born in New York City.
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25. RODNEY LLEWLYN3 JONES (Indiana (smith)2, Henry Moses1 Smith) was born in 1959 in Pamlico,
North Carolina. He married Trudy Mae Jones, daughter of Leslie C Jones and Ila Mae Jones, in
Pamlico, Co. N.C. She was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. Rodney Llewelyn Jones and Trudy Mae Jones
had the following children:
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i. RODNEY LLEWLYN4 JONES JR.
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ii. TELEATHEA L. JONES.
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iii. MATTHEW LEE JONES.
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iv. LEWIS FELIX JONES.
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26. ISABELLA3 JONES (Indiana (smith)2, Henry Moses1 Smith) was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She
married Wally Maties in New York City. He was born in New York City. Wally Maties and Isabella Jones
had the following children:
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i. WALLY4 MATIES JR.
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ii. SANDRA MATIES.
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iii. BETRICE MATIES.
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27. HILDA3 JONES (Indiana (smith)2, Henry Moses1 Smith) was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She married
Admire Gibbs, son of Willie Gibbs and Cadelia Smith, in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He was born in Pamlico, Co.
N.C. Admire Gibbs and Hilda Jones had the following children:
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i. ANDRE'4 GIBBS
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ii. ERIC GIBBS.36.
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iii. GAIL GIBBS. She married ANTHONY THOMPSOPN.
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28.VALARIE3 JONES (Indiana (smith)2, Henry Moses1 Smith) was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She
married TYRON KNOX.
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Generation 3 (can’t)
28.VALARIE3 JONES (Indiana (smith)2, Henry Moses1 Smith) was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She
married TYRON KNOX. Tyron Knox and Valarie Jones had the following children:
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ii. SABRINA KNOX.29.
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29.TONY3 JONES (Indiana (smith)2, Henry Moses1 Smith) was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He married
GAIL GIBBS (MATE). She was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. Tony Jones and Gail Gibbs (Mate) had the
following child:
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i. BRANDY4 JONES.
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30. THRON3 JONES (Indiana (smith)2, Henry Moses1 Smith) was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.  married
Patrica Mozell in Pamlico, Co. N.C. Thron Jones and Patrica Mozell had the following children:
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i. JASMIN4 JONES.
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ii. TRESHA JONES.
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iii. THRON JONES JR.
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31. SONNY WILLIAM3 SMITH (Annie Marie2, Henry Moses1) was born on 31 Mar 1942 in Pamlico, Co.
N.C. He married JOYCE DAYE. (MATE) She was born on 05 Nov 1954 in Rahway N.J., He married (1)
EVELYN HODGES, daughter of Leroy Hodges and Geradine Hodges, on 28 Oct 1961 in New York
City. She was born on 30 Jul 1942 in New York City. He married (2) DOLORES THOMPSON, daughter
of Harry H. Thompson and Lavinia Miller, on 14 Jul 1988 in Craven Co. N.C. She was born on 10 Mar
1942 in New York City. Sonny William Smith and Evelyn Hodges had the following children:
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38. i. DEANA M. SMITH was born on 14 May 1962 in New York City. She married Cletics Sawyer Sr.,
son of Hughie Johnson and Ethel Mae Sawyer, in 1984 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He was born in Pamlico,
Co. N.C.
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Sonny William Smith and Joyce Daye had the following child:
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37. v. KATRINA ROCHE'4 SMITH-DEAGO was born on 18 Mar 1976. Katrina Deago had the following
child:
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Chyenne Cherise Deago
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Sonny William Smith and Evelyn Hodges had the following children:
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39. ii. WILLIAM SMITH JR. was born on 16 Sep 1963 in New York City. He married Marcia Green in
Queens New York. She was born in New York City.
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40.iv. KENNETH SMITH was born on 21 Jan 1965 in New York City. He married (1) Nadine Smith in
New York City. She was born in New York City. He married (2) Sonia Smith in New York City.
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v. 41KEITH SMITH was born on 16 Jan 1966 in New York City
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32. MARLYN3 OWENS (Lodica2 Smith, Henry Moses1 Smith) was born in New York City. She married
(1) THOMAS ALSTON. He was born in New York. Marlyn Owens had the following children:
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i. FRANKY WM.4 OWENS.
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ii. AYESHA OWENS.
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41  .iii.THEODORE OWENS. Thomas Alston and Marlyn Owens had the following children:
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i. THOMAS4 ALSTON JR.
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ii. JAMES ALSTON
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33. DEBORAH3 JONES (Brevia2 Smith, Henry Moses1 Smith) was born in New York City. Deborah
Jones had the following child:
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i. CHRIS4 JONES was born in New York City.
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34. ELLEN BERNICE3 JONES (William Rodger2 Smith, Henry Moses1 Smith) was born in Pamlico, Co.
N.C.
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She married (1) SKINNER BLUNT. He was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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She married (2) CURTIS JORDAN. He was born in Mattapan, MA.
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Generation 3 (can’t)Curtis Jordan and Ellen Bernice Jones had the following children:
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i. MIRIAM4 JORDAN was born in Mattapan, MA.
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ii. CURTIS JORDAN was born in Mattapan, MA.
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35. HELEN ROSE3 SMITH (William Rodger2, Henry Moses1) was born in New Bern Craven, Co. Helen
Rose Smith had the following children:
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i. RHNEA ARTHUR4 BAKER was born in New Bern Craven, Co.
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ii. ELLIS BAKER was born in New Bern Craven, Co.
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iii. TINA COX was born in New Bern Craven, Co.
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iv. LINWOOD COX was born in New Bern Craven, Co.
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Generation 4
36. GAIL4 GIBBS (Hilda3 Jones, Indiana (smith)2 Jones, Henry Moses1 Smith, Admire, Willie, Oscar,
William Adam, Anson, Samuel).
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She married ANTHONY THOMPSON Anthony
Thompson and Gail Gibbs had the following child:
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i. THOMPSON.
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37. KATRINA ROCHE'4 SMITH (William3, Annie Marie2, Henry Moses1) was born on 18 Mar 1976.
Katrina Roche' Smith had the following child:
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i. CHEYENNE CHERISE5 SMITH was born on 24 Jun 1996.
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38. DEANA M.4 SMITH (William3, Annie Marie2, Henry Moses1) was born on 14 May 1962 in New York
City. She married Cletics Sawyer Sr., son of Hughie Johnson and Ethel Mae Sawyer, in 1984 in
Pamlico, Co. N.C. He was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. Cletics Sawyer Sr. and Deana M. Smith had the
following children:
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i. CLETICS5 SAWYER JR. was born on 17 May 1986 in Craven Co. N.C.
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ii. ELEASHA JOY SAWYER was born on 09 Dec 1991 in Craven Co. N.C.
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iii. SIENNA IMANI SAWYER was born in 1996.
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39. WILLIAM4 SMITH JR. (William3, Annie Marie2, Henry Moses1) was born on 16 Sep 1963 in New
York City. He married Marcia Green in Queens New York. She was born in New York City. William
Smith Jr. and Marcia Green had the following children:
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i. KAREA5 SMITH was born in 1996.
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ii. 3RD WILLIAM SMITH was born in 1999.
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40. KENNETH4 SMITH (William3, Annie Marie2, Henry Moses1) was born on 21 Jan 1965 in New York
City. He married Nadine Smith in New York City. She was born in New York City. Kenneth Smith and
Nadine Smith had the following child: Kenneth Smith married Sonia they had the following children:
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i. Makala Smith,
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ii. KJ Smith
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i. JANELLE5 SMITH was born
on 23 Nov 1987.
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i.        MAKALA SMITH
II. KJ. SMITH
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41. THEODORE4 OWENS (Marlyn3, Lodica2 Smith, Henry Moses1 Smith). Theodore Owens had the
following children:
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i.        NAEYA5 OWENS
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ii. NATUN OWENS.
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DESCENDANTS OF MARTHA ANN SMITH
MARTHA ANN1 SMITH was born in 1880 in Hyde County, North Carolina, United States. She died in
Pamlico, North Carolina, United States. She married Pardee Midget, son of Morgan Midget Sr. and
Susan Fulford, in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He was born in 1881 in Pamlico County, North Carolina, USA He
died in Pamlico County, North Carolina, USA.
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Notes for Martha Ann Smith: MARTHA6 SMITH (WM. ROGER5, DAVID4 Midget, AMERICA3,
CHARLES2, MARICAY1) was born 1880 in Hyde, Co. N.C. and died Unknown in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She
married PARDEE Midget in Pamlico, Co. N.C. son of MORGAN Midget and SUSAN FULFORD. He was
born 1881 in Pamlico, Co. N.C., and died Unknown in Pamlico, Co. N.C. Pardee Midget and Martha
Ann Smith had the following children:
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i. EARNEST Midget was born in 1903.
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ii. CHARLES Midget was born in 1904
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iii. THURMAN Midget was born in 1909
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iv. HATTIE Midget was born in 1910.2.
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v. ADDIE Midget was born in 1910 in Pamlico County, North Carolina. She married GEORGE
MARSHELL.
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3. VI. DELLA Midget was born in 1911 in Pamlico County, North Carolina. She died in 1986 in Pamlico
County, North Carolina. She married WILLIAM TAFT BASELY. He was born in 1908 in Pamlico County,
North Carolina. He died in 1994 in Pamlico County, North Carolina.
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4. vii. STELLY Midget was born on 10 Apr 1914 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He died on 16 May 1993 in
Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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viii. LILLIE Midget was born in 1915 in Pamlico County, North Carolina.
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ix. BERTEE MIDGET was born in 1917 in Pamlico County, North Carolina. She died in Craven Co. N.C.
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Pardee Midget JR. was born in 1920 in Pamlico, Co. NC.
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Generation 22.
ADDIE2 Midget (Martha Ann1 Smith) was born in 1910 in Pamlico County, North Carolina. She married
GEORGE MARSHELL George Marshell and Addie Midget had the following
children:
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i. THURMAN3 MARSHELL.
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ii. ROSETTA MARSHELL.
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iii. GEORGE MARSHELL JR.
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iv. DAISY LEE MARSHELL.
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v. BODINE MARSHELL.
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3. DELLA2 Midget (Martha Ann1 Smith) was born in 1911 in Pamlico County, North Carolina She died
in 1986 in Pamlico County, North Carolina. She married WILLIAM TAFT BEASELY He was born in
1908 in Pamlico County, North Carolina. He died in 1994 in Pamlico County, North Carolina. William
Taft Beasely and Della Midget had the following children:
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i. DOLLIE3 BEASELY
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ii. CORA BEASELY
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iii. BLANCHE BEASELY
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iv. YVONNE BEASELY
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v. WILLIAM TAFT BEASELY JR
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vi. VERA BEASELY.4. STELLY2 Midget (Martha Ann1 Smith) was born on 10 Apr 1914 in Pamlico, Co.
N.C. He died on 16 May 1993 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. Stelly Midget had the following children:
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i. LEON3 Midget
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5. ii. HUBERT Midget
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Generation
35. HUBERT3 Midget (Stelly2, Martha Ann1 Smith, Stelly2, Pardee, Morgan Sr., David Midyette Payne,
America Midget, Charles, Maricay). Hubert Midget had the following child:
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GAIL4 Midget.
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DESCENDANTS OF AUNT LOUISA SMITH
LOUISA1 SMITH was born in 1896 in Pamlico, North Carolina, USA. She died in Pamlico, Co. NC. She
married Elijah James Cradle, son of Louis Credle and Caroline Lofton, on 25 May 1915 in Pamlico, Co.
N.C. He was born on 01 Mar 1895 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He died on 22 Jan 1983 in New Bern, Craven,
North Carolina.
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Notes for Louisa Smith: LOUISA6 SMITH (WM. ROGER5, DAVID4 MIDYETT, AMERICA3, CHARLES2,
MARICAY1) was born 1896 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She married ELIJAH CREDLE May 25, 1915 in
Pamlico, Co. N.C., son of LEWIS CREDLE and CAROLINE LOFTON. He was born March 1, 1895 in
Pamlico, Co. N.C.1, and died January 19831.
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Notes for Elijah James Cradle: Elijah CRADLE Birth Date: 1 Mar 1895 Death Date: Jan 1983 Social
Security Number: 239-26-5309 State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: North Carolina Death
Residence Localities ZIP Code: 28515 Localities: Bayboro, Pamlico, North Carolina Elijah James
Cradle and Louisa Smith had the following children:
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2 i. CARRIE MAE2 CREDLE was born in 1916 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She died on 23 May 2007. She
married Warren Credle, son of Charles Credle and Pauline Kenyon, in Pamlico, Co. N.C., He was born
on 05 Sep 1910 in Mesic, North Carolina. He died on 03 Sep 1990 in New Bern, Craven, North
Carolina.
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3. ii. LULA MAE CREDLE was born about 1918 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She died date Unknown in
Pamlico, Co. N.C. She married David B. Ollison, son of David Ollison and Rosa J Balance, in Pamlico,
Co. N.C. He was born in 1918 in Pamlico, North Carolina. He died on 10 Oct 1988 in Pamlico, North
Carolina.
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iv. LULA MAE CREDLE OLLISON was born on 06 Aug 1920 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She died on 29 Feb
1988 in New Bern, Craven, North Carolina.
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4. v. LEROY CREDLE was born on 10 Aug 1922 in Winterville, North Carolina. He died on 12 Dec
2004 in New Bern, Craven, North Carolina.
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Generation 22. CARRIE MAE2 CREDLE (Louisa1 Smith) was born in 1916 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She
died on 23 May 2007. She married Warren Credle, son of Charles Credle and Pauline Kenyon, in
Pamlico, Co. N.C. He was born on 05 Sep 1910 in Mesic, North Carolina. He died on 03 Sep 1990 in
New Bern, Craven, North Carolina. Warren Credle and Carrie Mae Credle had the following children:
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i. MILDRED LOUISE3 CREDLE was born in 1932 in Pamlico, North Carolina.
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ii. EDWARD EARL CREDLE was born in 1935 in North Carolina.
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iii. RONNIE CREDLE was born in 1939 in North Carolina.
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iv. MARGRET CREDLE was born in 1939 in North Carolina.
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v. BURIE HUE CREDLE.
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vi. LARINE CREDLE
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3. LULA MAE2 CREDLE (Louisa1 Smith) was born about 1918 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She died date
Unknown in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She married David B. Ollison, son of David Ollison and Rosa J Balance,
in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He was born in 1918 in Pamlico, North Carolina. He died on 10 Oct 1988 in
Pamlico, North Carolina.
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Notes for David B. Ollison: [#248; Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 4, Social Security
Death Index: U.S., Social Security Death Index, Surnames from M through Z, Date of Import: Aug 17,
1998, Internal Ref. #1.112.4.34428.18] Individual: Ollison, David Birth date: Oct 4, 1918 Death date:
Oct 1988 Social Security #: 242-14-5786 Last residence: 28515 State of issue: NC
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Generation 2 (can’t)David B. Ollison and Lula Mae Credle had the following children:
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i. B.H. 3 OLLISON was born about 1942 in Pamlico, Co. NC.
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ii. CAROLYN OLLISON
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iii. ALTRICE OLLISON was born in Pamlico, Co. NC.
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iv. GLENDA OLLISON.
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4. LEROY2 CREDLE (Louisa1 Smith) was born on 10 Aug 1922 in Winterville, North Carolina. He died
on 12 Dec 2004 in New Bern, Craven, North Carolina. Leroy Credle had the following children
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i. PAT3 CREDLE
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ii. SHELBY CREDLE.
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DESCENDANTS OF JOHN HENRY SMITH
1. JOHN HENRY1 SMITH was born in 1891 in North Carolina. He died in, Pamlico, North Carolina, USA.
He married (1) FANNY KENYAN, daughter of Warren Kenyon and Fannie Midget, on 15 Dec 1909 in
Pamlico, Co. She was born in 1892 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She died in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He married (2)
HAGER SLADE.
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Notes for John Henry Smith: JOHN6 SMITH (WM. ROGER5, DAVID4 Midget, AMERICA3, CHARLES2,
MARICAY1) was born 1891 in Pamlico, Co. N.C., and died in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He married FANNY
KENYON December 15, 1909 in Pamlico, Co., daughter of WARREN KENYON and FANNY Midget. She
was born 1892 in Pamlico, Co. N.C., and died in Pamlico, Co. N.C. John Henry Smith and Fanny
Kenyon had the following children:
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1. i. GRACE SMITH2 (DECEASED) was born on 07 May 1915 in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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2. ii. CADELIA SMITH was born in 1920 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She married Willie Gibbs, son of Oscar
Gibbs and Rosanna Jarvis, on 27 Apr 1938 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He was born in 1917 in Pamlico, Co.
N.C.
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3. iii. CLIFF SMITH was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He married Esther Credle on 22 Jun 1929 in
Pamlico, Co. N.C. She was born in 1910 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She died in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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Generation 22.
CADELIA2 SMITH (John Henry1) was born in 1920 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She married Willie Gibbs, son
of Oscar Gibbs and Rosanna Jarvis, on 27 Apr 1938 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He was born in 1917 in
Pamlico, Co. N.C. Willie Gibbs and Cadelia Smith had the following children:
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4. i. ADMIRE3 GIBBS was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He married Hilda Jones, daughter of Felix Jones
and Indiana (smith) Jones, in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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ii. NEREVA GIBBS was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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iii. DELORIS GIBBS was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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iv. RACHEL GIBBS was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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3. CLIFF2 SMITH (John Henry1) was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He married Esther Credle on 22 Jun
1929 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She was born in 1910 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She died in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
Cliff Smith and Esther Credle had the following child:
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i. SHELLY3 MAE was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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Generation 34. ADMIRE3 GIBBS (Cadelia2 Smith, John Henry1 Smith) was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
He married Hilda Jones, daughter of Felix Jones and Indiana (smith) Jones, in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She
was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. Admire Gibbs and Hilda Jones had the following children:
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i. ANDRE'4 GIBBS.
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ii. ERIC GIBBS.
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5. iii. GAIL GIBBS. She married ANTHONY THOMPSOPN.
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Generation 45.
i. GAIL4 GIBBS (Admire3, Cadelia2 Smith, John Henry1 Smith, Admire3, Willie, Oscar, William Adam,
Anson, Samuel). She married ANTHONY THOMPSON. Anthony Thompson nd Gail Gibbs had the
following child:
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i.TROY5 THOMPSON
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DESCENDTS OF UNCLE WILLIAM SMITH
WILLIAM1 SMITH was born in 1892 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He died in Pamlico, North Carolina, United
States. He married ANNIE G. GIBBS. She was born on 02 Aug 1894. She died on 01 Sep 1992 in
Pamlico, North Carolina, USA. Notes for William Smith: WILLIAM6 SMITH (WM. ROGER5, DAVID4
MIDYETT, AMERICA3, CHARLES2, MARICAY1) was born 1892 in Pamlico, Co. N.C., and died
Unknown in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He married ANNIE G. GIBBS, daughter of WILLIE GIBBS and INDIANA
MOORE. She was born 1893 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. and died Unknown in Pamlico, Co. N.C. William
Smith and Annie G. Gibbs had the following         
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2. i. JOHN OLIVER2 SMITH. He married Josphine Gibbs, daughter of William Remus Gibbs, in Pamlico,
Co. N.C.
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Generation 22. JOHN OLIVER2 SMITH (William1). He married Josphine Gibbs, daughter of
William Remus Gibbs, in Pamlico, Co. N.C. John Oliver Smith and Josphine Gibbs had the following
children:
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3. i. MARINA O.3 SMITH.
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ii. DECEASED JAZEL SMITH.
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iii. DECEASED KENNETH E. SMITH.
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4. iv. VIRGINIA F. SMITH.
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v. VIRGINIA F. SMITH DECEASED.
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5. vi. SAMUEL A. SMITH was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He married MARY E. \SMITH.
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6. vii. CHARLES M. SMITH SR.
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7. vi OLIVER G. SMITH. He married PEGGY CLARKE.
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ix. JOSEPH A. SMITH.
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x. WILMA L. SMITH. She married DECEASED WM. O. JONES JR.
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8. xi. WILLIAM K. SMITH. He married MARY SMITH.
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xii. ANN LOVANIA SMITH. She married ANDREW AMICY.
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9. xiii. HUBERT L. SMITH.
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10. xiv. HILDREW L. SMITH.
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11. xv. JOHN F. SMITH. He married FLORENCE SMITH.
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12. xvi. LEVERN T. SMITH.
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13. xvii. LAVENDER M. SMITH.
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14. xviii. HILTON SMITH (DECEASED).
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Generation 33.
MARINA O.3 SMITH (John Oliver2, William1). Marina O. Smith had the following child:
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i. CYCORIA S.4 SMITH.
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4. VIRGINIA F.3 SMITH (John Oliver2, William1). Virginia F. Smith had the following children:
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i. QUARNICKIA N.4 SMITH.
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ii. SANTRE'CA K. SMITH.
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iii. SHIEKKERA L. SMITH.5. SAMUEL A.3 SMITH (John Oliver2, William1) was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
He married MARY E. \SMITH. Samuel A. Smith and Mary E. \Smith had the following children:
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14. i. NICOLE4 L. SMITH.15.
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ii. DOROTHY M. SMITH.16.
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iii. SAMUEL A. SMITH JR.
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iv. KENNETH E. SMITH.17.
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v. KAVAS L. SMITH.
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vi. WILLIAM L. SMITH.
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vii RICHARD E. SMITH.
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viii. MILES P. SMITH.18.
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ix. ALEXANDER L. SMITH.6. CHARLES M.3 SMITH SR. (John Oliver2, William1). Charles M. Smith Sr.
had the following children:
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i. CHARLES M.4 SMITH JR.
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ii. SHARONDA SMITH.
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iii. ANTOINE D. MIDGETTE.
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7. OLIVER G.3 SMITH (John Oliver2, William1). He married PEGGY CLARKE. Oliver G. Smith and
Peggy Clarke had the following children:
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i. KENYA K.4 SMITH.
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ii. MONIQUE' O. SMITH.
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iii. TIMEL SMITH.
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iv. STEVEN SMITH.8. WILLIAM K.3 SMITH (John Oliver2, William1). He married MARY SMITH. William
K. Smith and Mary Smith had the following child:
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19. i. CAROLYN B.4 SMITH.9. HUBERT L.3 SMITH (John Oliver2, William1). Hubert L. Smith had the
following child:
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i.        HUBERT L.4 SMITH JR.
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10. ii. HILDREW L.3 SMITH (John Oliver2, William1). Hildrew L. Smith had the following children:20.
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i. CHRISTIAN4 SMITH.
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ii. TAMARA R. SMITH.
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11. JOHN F.3 SMITH (John Oliver2, William1). He married FLORENCE SMITH. John F. Smith and
Florence Smith had the following child:
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i. FELICIA4 SMITH.12. LEVERN T.3 SMITH (John Oliver2, William1). Lavern T. Smith had the following
children:
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i. FRANKIE L.4 SMITH.
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ii. LAUREN A. SMITH.13. LAVENDER M.3 SMITH (John Oliver2, William1). Lavender M.
Smith had the following child:
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i. KENDRYK R.4 SMITH.
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Generation 414.
NICOLE4 L. SMITH (Samuel A.3 Smith, John Oliver2 Smith, William1 Smith). Nicole L Smith had the
following children:
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i. ROBERT5 SMITH.
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ii. ANTOINE SMITH.
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iii. SHON SMITH.
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15. DOROTHY M.4 SMITH (Samuel A.3, John Oliver2, William1). Dorothy M. Smith had the following
children:
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i. VENYKE5 SMITH.
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ii. RENITA SMITH.
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iii. CHIQUITA SMITH.
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16. SAMUEL A.4 SMITH JR. (Samuel A.3, John Oliver2, William1). Samuel A. Smith Jr. had the
following child:
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i. ANGELO5 SMITH.
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17. KAVAS L.4 SMITH (Samuel A.3, John Oliver2, William1). Kavas L.
Smith had the following child:
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i. CHANTE5 SMITH.
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18. ALEXANDER L.4 SMITH (Samuel A.3, John Oliver2, William1). Alexander L. Smith had the following
child:
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i.        PORCHE5 SMITH.
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19. CAROLYN B.4 SMITH (William K.3, John Oliver2, William1). Carolyn B. Smith had the following
children:
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i.        TAIMAYUS5 SMITH
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ii, TAIMAYIA SMITH.20. CHRISTIAN4 SMITH (Hildrew L.3, John Oliver2, William1). Christian Smith had
the following child:
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i. BRYANTS 5 SMITH
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Descendants of Rodger Smith
Generation No. 2
2.HENRY MOSES6 SMITH (WM. RODGER5, DAVID4MIDYETT, AMERICA3, CHARLES2, MARICAY1)
was born 1876 in Hyde, C.o. N.C., and died April 22, 1949 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He married (1)
ANNILIZA BALLANCE November 27, 1897 in Pamlico, Co. N.C., daughter of EDWARD BALLANCE and
JOANNA CLARK. She was born 1879 in HYDE Co. NC, and died 1914 in
Pamlico, Co. NC. He married (2) IDA MAE GIBBS October 3, 1914 in Mesic, Pamlico, CO. N.C.,
daughter of WILLIE GIBBS and INDIANA MOORE. She was born 1896 in Mesic, Pamlico, CO. N.C., and
died December 27, 1944 in Mesic, Pamlico, CO.N.C.
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Notes for HENRY MOSES SMITH:
HENRY MOSES6 SMITH (WM. ROGER5, DAVID4 MIDYETT, AMERICA3, CHARLES2, MARICAY1) was
born November 15, 1876 in Hyde, C.o. N.C., and died April 22, 1949 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He married
(1) ANNALIZA BALLANCE November 27, 1897 in Mesic NC, daughter of EDWARD BALLANCE and
JOANNA CLARK. She was born 1880 in HYDE Co. NC, and died 1914 in Pamlico, Co. NC. He married
(2) IDA MAE GIBBS October 3, 1914 in Mesic, Pamlico, CO. N.C., daughter of WILLIE GIBBS and
INDIANA MOORE. She was born 1896 in Pamlico, Co. N.C, and died December 27, 1948 in Pamlico,
Co. N.C. Moses SMITH Household Male
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Other Information:
Birth Year <1878>
Birthplace NC
Age 2
Occupation
Marital Status S <Single>              
Race B <Black>
Head of Household Roger SMITH
Relation Son
Father's Birthplace NC
Mother's Birthplace NC
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Source Information:
Census Place Swan Quarter, Hyde, North Carolina
Family History Library Film 1254968
NA Film Number T9-0968
Page Number 536A
Notes for ANNILIZA BALLANCE:
Eliza BALLANCE Household
Female
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Other Information:
Birth Year <1879>
Birthplace NC
Age 1
Occupation
Marital Status S <Single>
Race B <Black>
Head of Household Ed BALLANCE
Relation Dau <Daughter>
Father's Birthplace NC
Mother's Birthplace NC
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Source Information:
Census Place Township 3, Pamlico, North Carolina
Family History Library Film 1254976
NA Film Number T9-0976
Page Number 287B
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Children of HENRY SMITH and ANNILIZA BALLANCE are:
8.
i. MOSES7 SMITH, b. 1905, Pamlico, Co. N.C. d. December 29, 1991, Pamlico, Co. N.C.
9.
ii. ODELL SMITH, b. 1907, Pamlico, Co. N.C. d. Craven Co. N.C.
10.
iii. ZULENER SMITH, b. 1911, Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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Children of HENRY SMITH and IDA GIBBS are:
iv. WILLIAM RODGER7 SMITH, b. 1916, Pamlico, Co. N.C.
11.
v. EULA MAE SMITH, b. February 8, 1918, Lakewood New Jersey; d. June 1979, Lakewood New
Jersey.
12.
vi. GERTRUDE SMITH, b. 1919, Pamlico, Co. N.C.; d. 2002, New York City.
vii. CORREATHA SMITH, b. 1919.
13.
viii. HELEN ELIZABETH SMITH, b. 1921, Pamlico, Co. N.C.; d. 1990, Pamlico, Co. N.C.
14.
ix. INDIANA SMITH, b. 1923, Pamlico, Co. N.C.
15.
x. WILLIAM RODGER SMITH, b. 1924, Pamlico, Co. N.C.
16.
xi. ANNIE MARIE SMITH, b. May 8, 1925, Pamlico, Co. N.C.
17.
xii. LODICA SMITH, b. 1927, Pamlico, Co. N.C.; d. 1991, New York City.
18.
xiii. BREVIA SMITH, b. 1928, Pamlico, Co. N.C.; d. 2001, New York City.
19.
xiv. GENEVA SMITH, b. 1930, Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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DESCENDANTS OF MARTHA ANN SMITH
3.MARTHA6 SMITH (WM. RODGER5, DAVID4MIDYETT, AMERICA3, CHARLES2, MARICAY1) was
born 1880 in Hyde, Co. N.C., and died Unknown in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She married PARDEE MIDYETT
in Pamlico, Co. N.C., son of MORGAN MIDYETT and SUSAN FULFORD. He was born 1881 in Pamlico,
Co. N.C., and died Unknown in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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Notes for MARTHA SMITH: MARTHA6 SMITH (WM. ROGER5, DAVID4 MIDYETT, AMERICA3,
CHARLES2, MARICAY1) was born 1880 in Hyde, C.o. N.C., and died Unknown in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
She married PARDEE MIDYETT in Pamlico, Co. N.C., son of MORGAN MIDYETT and SUSAN
FULFORD. He was born 1881 in Pamlico, Co. N.C., and died Unknown in Pamlico, Co. N.C. Children of
MARTHA SMITH and PARDEE MIDYETT are:
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i. DELLA7 MIDYETT.
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ii. LILLIE MIDYETT.
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iii. BERTEE MIDTETT.
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iv. EARNEST MIDYETT, b. 1903.
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v. CHARLES MIDYETT, b. 1904.
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vi. THURMAN MIDYETT, b. 1909.
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vii. HATTIE MIDYETT, b. 1910.
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viii. PARDEE JR. MIDYETT, b. Unknown, Pamlico, Co. NC.
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20.
ix. STELLY MIDYETT, b. Unknown, Pamlico, Co. N.C.; d. 1992, Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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DESCENDANTS OF ABBIE ANN SMITH                              
4.ABBIE6 SMITH (WM. RODGER5, DAVID4MIDYETT, AMERICA3, CHARLES2, MARICAY1) was born
1888 in Pamlico, Co. N.C., and died 1946 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She married (MATE) CHARLES SMITH
in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C., and died in Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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Notes for ABBIE SMITH: ABBIE6 SMITH (WM. ROGER5, DAVID4 MIDYETT, AMERICA3, CHARLES2,
MARICAY1) was born 1888 in Pamlico, Co. N.C., and died 1946 in Pamlico, Co. N.C. She married
(MATE) CHARLES SMITH in Pamlico, Co. N.C. He was born in Pamlico, Co. N.C., and died in Pamlico,
Co. N.C. Children of ABBIE SMITH and (MATE) SMITH are:
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21.
i. DALLAS7 SMITH, b. Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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22.
ii. CLYDE SMITH, b. Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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iii. WINSTON SMITH, b. Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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23.
iv. OLIVIA SMITH, b. Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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v. AUGUSTA SMITH.
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vi. ALBERT SMITH, b. Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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24.
vii. CLARENCE SMITH, b. Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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25.
viii. ROSELLA SMITH, b. 1908, Pamlico, Co. N.C.; d. Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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ix. NORMA SMITH, b. Unknown, Pamlico, Co. N.C.
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How to Research your African American Families History before the 1870 census.
When I first started to research my family history, I did not know where to start.  So, I went to my local
library because I had heard that they had a large room dedicated to genealogy.  Little did I know that
their collection of books and micro film, were mostly for whites who were researching their families.  
The liberin who was in charge in the genealogy room told me that I would have to start with the 1870
census because there were not any records of black people before the 1870 census.  This was the
first lie that I was told, but it would not be the last.  The funny thing is the Town that we live in New Bern
North Carolina.  Has always had a free black population dating back to the 13 colony, in colonial
times.  There were free blacks listed on the first census of 1790.  She did not know this or she didn’t
want to accept the fact that all blacks were not enslave.  From that point on I knew that I would have to
do my own research.  I could not depend on so called expert and their research.  This was not a
subject they were interested in so they don’t border to check the facts.  

Since Alex Haley Roots many people black and white have started to research their genealogy.  Back
in 1992 when I started doing my research, there were not very many blacks searching their family
Roots.  Many started but soon became tied of the research, and the brick walls they ran into.  To be
hornist the first no I got from the old liberin motivated me to prove her wrong.

The first Federal Population Census was taken in 1790, and has been taken every ten years since.
However, data from recent censuses are not available after 1940 because of a 72-year restriction on
access to the Census. Most researchers find it most helpful to begin with the 1940 Census and work
backwards to locate people in earlier generations. Where should you start? Begin with yourself and
your family.  One bit of advice record ever thing your family tells you.  Don’t ask questions! Just listen,
as you get more and more information then you will be able ask question from a more inform
perspective.  You will be able to tie what aunt Mary told you with what your grandmother told you.   
You need to know what year and which state and which county your family lived in. With this
information you will know what year and which census to start to look in.  

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HOW TO RESEARCH YOU FAMILY ROOTS

After you have thoroughly researched your African-American roots back to the 1870 U.S. census. And
you have read article, book, or about the chattel slavery here in America. Now you are wondering
where do I go from here? How can I trace my family Roots back into slavery? How do you find
documentation on your enslaved ancestors? Part two this is where your detective skills kick in. First
and most important, you must determine if your ancestors were enslaved. Elderly relatives may be
able to help you with your family folklore.  You can also find out if your ancestors were free or
enslaved by searching the 1860 U.S. census. If you find your ancestors on the 1860 census, living in a
slave state. Your ancestors were “Free People of Color”.  Only a small percentage of African-
American families, in the South, were free before the Civil War.  The free People of Color living New
Bern North Carolina, being an exception.  Historians believe that more than 200,000 free blacks were
in the South and in the North before the Civil War. But, most people of African descent were enslaved,
especially in the South. There were more than 4,000,000 blacks enslaved in the South when the Civil
War began in 1861.

When you have found your ancestors in the census records, back to the 1870 census, then you have
reached the point known as the “1870 Brick Wall.” If your ancestors were enslaved during the Civil
War, there is only one way to knock down this brick wall. At this point you must find the name of the
last slave-holders to have own your ancestors.  This is very important. You can’t start researching
your family without knowing the name of their last slave-owner.

When I Started my genealogical journey that began in 1992, I thought that the surnames of nearly all
African Americans came from the last slave-owner. While researching my family roots, I found that is
not true in all cases.  Some former slaves took the last slave-owner's surname, but a lot of them did
not.  Many emancipated people not only chose different surnames after slavery, but many people had
surnames on farms and plantations that were hidden from their slave-owners. My great grandfather for
an example when he moved from Hyde County North Carolina, he change his name from Roger O’Neal
to William Rodger Smith.  In the Black Family in Slavery and Freedom, 1750-1925, historian Herbert
Gutman quoted the following from the 1865 diary of Eliza Frances Andrews, a slave-owner’s daughter
in Georgia, “I notice that the negroes seldom or never take the names of the present owners in
adopting their ‘entitles’ as they call their own surnames, but always that of some former master, and
they go back as far as possible.” (pg. 256) Family Search.org, the genealogy website maintained by
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, reports that only 15 percent of former slaves retained
the last slave-owner’s surname. The statistics vary on this subject. However, the consensus, based on
many sources, indicates that the number of people who did not take the last slave-owner’s surname is
greater than the number of people who did.

Here are seven other important facts to remember when starting your quest to document your
enslaved ancestors:
1. Slavery ended in 1865, in most areas of the South.
2. Husbands and wives were not always enslaved on the same farm or plantation.
3. Many African Americans and their families were enslaved by the same family for several
generations.
4. Many enslaved people had multiple owners.
5. Some African Americans chose surnames not affiliated with any slave-owner.
6. Slave-owners acquired slaves through the following sources:
a. Estate sales
b. Public Auction, Slave markets, or independent sellers
c. Sheriff sales
d. Inheritance from family members (fathers, fathers-in-law, uncles, grandfathers, etc.)
7. If one of your enslaved ancestors was “mulatto,” and you have no oral history about this ancestor’s
parentage, don’t immediately think that the slave-owner was the father.

With genealogy, especially slave ancestral research, one is often faced with direct evidence vs.
indirect evidence. Evidence only arises when the researcher asks a specific question and then
considers whether the information found in a record answers that question. Direct evidence is
information that directly answers a question, such as ‘what year was Prince born,’ without a need for
other evidence to explain or interpret it. Conversely, indirect evidence is circumstantial information that
requires additional evidence to devise a reliable conclusion. Of course, direct evidence usually carries
more weight than indirect evidence. However, with slave ancestral research, many forms of direct
evidence that proves family relationships, birthplaces, and other happenings are often non-existent
because slaves were merely considered “property” and not human beings. Indeed, many researchers
have been very fortunate to find pieces of direct evidence, in the form of old family letters, diaries,
ledgers, Bibles, etc.

With this background information, here are seven basic steps to begin your slave ancestral research
journey.

Step 1 – Talk with your kin again.

Let me repeat this! To begin the journey of finding and documenting your enslaved ancestors, you
should talk to your oldest family members again. I say “again” because you should have already talked
with family elders during the beginning stages of your genealogy research. Record their memories of
past family members, especially the ones who lived during slavery. Inquire if the family’s surname has
always been used by the family, or if at any time, the surname was said to have been different. Record
that surname because it will serve as a great clue in your search to find and document your enslaved
ancestors. Record any special stories that were passed down in the family, if the events happened
during slavery or not. Verify where the family lived during and after slavery. What State, County, and
Township.  It’s a good Chance that your ancestors remained close to the farm or plantation where they
had been enslaved in 1870.  Note the names of other family with the same names or kinship with other
families with other surnames. Those surnames may also serve as great clues.  

Step 2 – Study the Neighborhood.

Once you have found your ancestors in the 1870 U.S. census, go back and study the neighborhood.
Look at the white families who lived near your ancestors for suspects. Remember poor whites could
not afford to own slaves, the rich farmer is most likely to have own enslave people.  I often advise
people to scroll at least the first ten pages before and after your family in the 1870 census.  Many
African Americans on the same 1870 U.S. census pages had likely lived together earlier as a family
group on their former enslavers’ farms and plantations. As late as 1870 and further, they continued to
depend upon these relationships, even though some people were not blood-related. In 1870, you may
often run across other families in the area with the same last names as your ancestors. Some of them
may have been blood relatives, and some were not. Your older family members may know which
families were blood-related, cousin or not. More importantly, the goal is to also find any white persons
who may have been the last slave-owner. Your examination of the neighborhood for clues is a called
cluster genealogy. Becoming familiar with the 1870 neighborhood, i.e., family, friends, and associates,
just five years after slavery, often reveals great clues to determining who the last slave-owner may
have been. Increase your knowledge about the area and county and Township, where they resided
through published sources.

Step 3 – Research the 1850 and 1860 Censuses/Slave Schedules.

Armed with clues gained from conducting cluster genealogy, research the 1850 and 1860 slave
schedules for the county where your ancestors were living in 1870, to see if any suspected persons
owned slaves. Highly suspected persons are whites with the same surname that your ancestors chose
to retain, since many people chose to keep the last slave-owner’s surname. However, there is one
problem with slave schedules. Outside of identifying the names of potential slave-owners, many
researchers feel that the 1850 and 1860 slave schedules are useless. Why? When slave schedules
were added to the U.S. federal census in 1850 and 1860, census enumerators were not required to
list each enslaved person by name.  The name of the slave-owner was reported, with only a scanty
description of each slave – age, sex, and color. Enslaved people, age 100 and over, were supposed
to be named in the 1860 slave schedules, but only some of them had their names recorded. Despite
this inhumane act of not reporting our enslaved ancestors’ names, the slave schedules can provide a
lot of clues. Compare the age, sex, and color of the slaves to that of your ancestors. Also, research
the 1850 and 1860 census records to see if there were any white families with the same last names.  
Some people were omitted in the slave schedules.

Step 4 – Research the Suspected Slave-owner’s Family.

You may have to do as much (or more) research on the last slave-owner and his family to find your
enslaved ancestors. Note the following key facts about the suspected slave-owning family.

1. Pay attention to migration patterns. Note the birthplaces of the possible slave-owners to see if they
match the birthplaces of your ancestors.
2. Gather the following information on the slave-owner.  
A. Year and place of death  
B.  Maiden name of wife  
C.  Birthplace
D.  Children’s names and the names of sons-in-law
E.  Parents’ names and their dates and places of death.
3. Scour the Internet for others who are researching the same family, i.e. genealogy message boards
and family trees on Ancestry.com.
4. Read county history books to see if there are any written histories on the slave-owning families.  
5. If a possible female slave-owner was found in the censuses and slave schedules, she was likely a
widow and her husband may have been the previous slave-owner. Research to determine the name of
her deceased husband and his date and place of death.
6. Check the historical society in the county where your ancestors were enslaved or the State Archives
to see if any plantation records may exist for that suspected slave-holding family.

Step 5 – Research County Court Records.

Enslaved African Americans were considered “property,” like horses, cattle, furniture, etc. Many of the
enslaved were recorded in court records by their first names for any transactions that affected their
ownership.  Wills, probate and estate records are the most valuable resources in tracing enslaved
ancestors. They often contain the names of slaves frequently listed in the wills and estate inventories.
Once you have found the name of a suspected slave-owner, check to see if he left a will. Also, search
for his probate and estate records.  When a person died leaving a will, he died testate; his estate was
distributed according to his will. These distributions were recorded in the estate records. When a
person died without leaving a will, he died intestate. However, his property was distributed according to
the inheritance laws of the State. A court-appointed administrator was responsible for taking a
complete inventory of the estate. If the person died testate or intestate before 1865, and he was the
owner of slaves, his court records should include the names of his slaves, as well their ages and/or
value.

Other rich resources in county court records include the following:

1. Probate/Estate Records, Slave Inventories and Appraisements — when slave-owners died, their
estates had to be settled. Slaves were often named in inventories and appraisements of the estate.
2. Deed Records — Bills of sale, deeds of gifts, and deeds of trust show the transference of slaves.  
3. Civil Court Cases — Research these records to see if the slave-owner was involved in any lawsuits
that may have involved the slaves.
4. Tax Records – some counties’ tax records may list slaves and their monetary value.

These records can be found at the courthouse in the county where the person died. Most state
archive departments have these records on microfilm. Also, microfilms containing wills and estate
records can be ordered through your local or nearest Family History Center. Many county court
records may also be found online, on sites like FamilySearch.org, Ancestry.com, Fold3.com,
AfriGeneas.com, and others. Specifically, Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org are continuously
digitizing more of these records and adding them to their online accessible databases.

Step 6 – Research Other Sources to Determine or Verify the Last Slave-owner.

1. Civil War Pension Records – see www.nara.gov.
2. Freedman’s Bank Applications  see www.ancestry.com or www.familysearch.org.
3.Freedmen’s   Bureau  Record see www.discover
freedmen.org.
3. Southern Claims Commission Records – see www.ancestry.com or www.fold3.com.
4. Slave Narratives
5. Church Records
6. Inquire about unique records for your state at your State Archives.
7. Donated family papers – check your local archives, your state archives, and your local historical
society.

Step 7 – Read slave ancestral research case studies and genealogy blogs, books, articles, etc.

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MY AFRICAN VILLAGE!

The Town of Mesic North Carolina is 350 years old,
it was founded in 1667.  This is the little African
American village where I grew up.  It was the best
place for a little boy to grow up, I was a small child
in the 1940’s and 50’s. Everyone was family, grand-
parents, aunts, uncles and cousins.  Us boys would go
down to the river and swim, we would swim all day,
until supper time.  We would go hunting, fishing and
crabbing.  We could all ways find some mischief to
get into. I had fun with my cousins each summer, until
it was time for me to go back to New York City.

My mother moved to New York in 1949 and she
left me with my grandfather, When Poppa died in
1949 she sent for me.  Harlem New York was my  
home.  This was quit a cultural shock for a 7-year
old country boy from Mesic.  The tall buildings,
subway trains, elevated trains, Trolleys and elevators,
escalators. Were all new and exciting thing to see.
But the biggest adjustment was my new school,
in Mesic I attended a one room school house, Now
I am going to school with white children and white
teachers.  This was a long way from my one room
school house. With all my cousins and my first-grade
teacher Miss Gray.  The effect of this drastic change
on me cause me to withdraw from participating in
class as I had done when I was in school in Mesic.  
When I   had to speak up in class the children would
make fun of the way that I talked.  I never said
anything to my mother about how much I miss
that one room school house in Mesic North Carolina.
The boys that I spent those wonderful summers with
are all gone, only a few remain.  We are old men
now, when we see each other we talk about the
wonderful summers of our youth.

“Young men see visons of how thing can be,
old men dream dreams of how they use to be”!
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This is a special thanks to my fellow genealogist
THANKS FOR THE INSPRATION!!
Mona Richardson
Melvin Collier
Dorothy Spruill Redford
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Checkout the Rodger Smith Family Tree
Website: poppabear.org
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