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……………….........13
1.who change their names after Slavery…….................14
2.who were held in bondage……………...………....……15
Henry Moses Smith and Anneliza children…..............…16
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……………….........…38
Descendant of Martha Ann Smith……………………........66
Descendant of Louisa Smith……………………..…......….69
Descendant of John Henry Smith………………..…..........73
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……………........…...99
Sharecropper………………………..…………,,,,..............100
North Carolina Counties Map…………………….........…..101
Lloyd list English slave ship “Good Intent”.......................103
My African Village…………………………………...............104
Blank Pedigree charts…………………………….........…...106











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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Generation 3
(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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Generation 49.
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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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Generation 4
(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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Generation 1
(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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i. MARVIN4 SMITH
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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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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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i. TYRON4 KNOX JR.
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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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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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my book
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
Email: admin@poppabear.org