HELP SHAKE THE FAMILY TREE
We need your input. It would be great to have family stories and your childhood memories. Do you remember what grandma or grandpa looked like or stories your parents used to tell you about the family origins?
HIS family surnames & their ties
East Coast NC Counties - Carteret, Craven, Jones, Onslow
ANDREWS, BRINSON, CHAMBERS, Cherry, COTTLE, CREEL,DAWSON, DAWSON, DEY(Day?), FILLMAN, FUTRELL, Gilliken, HOWARD, HUDSON, LAND, LEARY, LEARY, LEARY, Mann, MARSHMAN, MEADOWS, MITCHELL, MORTON, NIXON, PICKETT, PIERCE, RHODES, RIGGS, Salter, WELLS, WOOD.
NC - Lenior and surrounding
BAKER, Best, BRINSON, Brown, Carter, CLARK, DAVENPORT, FUTRELL, Harper, Harrison, HEATH, Herring, Hill, Houston, HOWARD, Malpass, MITCHELL, SPARROW, STROUD, SUGGS, TYNDALL.
NC- Guilford and surrounding
Elliott, Albright, Appel, Apple, BALLARD, BARHAM, Billings, Billingsley, Brizendine, Busick, Canaday, CASE, Chistmon, CLAIR, Cobb, Coble, COMPTON, Coram, Custis, Deans,Dickinson, Drain, Duncan, Dunton, ELLISON, Farmer, Flippin, Fonville, Fonville, Frazier, Graves, Harris, Harwood, HEIN, Highfield, Highfill, Housten, Huffines, Huffman, Kellam, KELLUM, KELLY, Kizer, LAND, Lineberry, Lowman, McCamey, MILLER, MITCHELL, MONTGOMERY, Morgan, MORRISSEY, MULLIS, Neal, OAKES, Outten, Outten, Parks, PARRISH, Patterson, PEARSON, Potter, Prichett, Ray, Rayl, REED, Reid, SEWARD, SHEPHARD, SMITH, Spoon, Standley, Stevens, Stone, Sutton, TATUM, Taylor, Thomas, Tinnen, Tomilson, TULLOCH, URBAN, WEBB, Whitsell, Willard, Wilson, WRIGHT, Yates.
Rockingham NC & Henry, Pittsylvania & surrounding VA counties
??Dabney, ?Crispen, ALLEN, Bailey, Baker, BARHAM, Barnett, Bassett, Beck, BERRIER, Blair, Booker, BRENDLE, Burgess, Burton, CARTER, CARTER, Cawthorn, CHEATHAM, Corn, Critz,
Dillard, Dunnaway, Easley, Edwards, Evans, Farrar, Finney, Fathey/FORD), Ford, Haygood/Hagood, HEIN, Herndon, Holcomb, Jarrett, Jewel, JUSTICE, Keen, KING, KOGER, **JOSS, KOGER, KOONTZ, LAND, Leak, LESTER, Loftus, Lovelace, Miles, Mills, MONTGOMERY, MORRIS, MORRISSEY, MULLIS, Munday, Napier, Owens, Paschal, PASCHAL, PEARSON, Petigrew, Pettigrew, PHARIS,
Price, Probert, Runyon, Sanders, SEWARD, SHELTON, SHEPHARD, SMITH, Tate, TAYLOR, THACKER, THOMAS, Thomerson/Thomilson, TROXLER, TULLOCH, URBAN, VADEN, WADE, Washburn, Webb, WHITE, Winn, WRIGHT, Zeigler.
HER Maternal Family
John Bart maybe married 3 times
NEW INFO about John Bart THURSTON
Trying to gather more info to see if all this fits
(ALSO, searching for more info on
Alex Pruitt, ran blacksmith shop and was
shot and killed abt 1910....)
It may be possible that our John Bart was married 3 times.
James THOMPSON b. 1820s with wife Sintha/Cyntha b. abt 1820; son, Joel b. abt 1851 and 2 daughters, Sillor/Ursilla b. abt 1852 Yegetta/Uzetta b. abt 1853.
(My ancestor is John Bart THURSTON / THRUSTON of Greenville, SC)
Thanks to a gracious lady who did 1870 SC census look-up for me, new info to explore!
Greenville Co., SC Saluda Twp pg 739 22 June 1870
Thurston, GB 40 M W Farmer SC
Sintha 50 F/W Keep House SC
Sillor 18 F/W at home SC
Yegetta 17 F/W at home SC
Mary 18 F/W at home SC
Wm D M/W at home SC
Eliga 12 M/W at home SC
Jas 9 M/W at home SC
Thos 8 M/W at home SC
GB through Eliga could not read or write - this census was very hard to read a lot of the names that do not make sense was a guess at best.============
We know the last 5 children fit for our Bart and Wyzetta (PRUITT) THURSTON.
I think I found this wife, Sintha and the 2 additional/older girls. The only reason I had this is from over a year ago, somebody sent notes from this 1860 census to my cousin because of the "Yzetta" first name........
"Also, in Merritsville, there was a James Thompson on the 1860 census who had a 7 year old named Yzetta-house #472......"
This from the page of actual census I have tried to decipher:
1860 Greenville Co., census-
Merrittsville Division - 18th Day of July 1860 p.440:
House #472/413: James Thompson 36? m Farmer
Cyntha 40 f Housekeeper
Joel 9 m
?Ursilla 8 f (hard to read)
?Uzetta 7 (first letter??U,Y, or W??)
Next house is William Pruitt family.
Bart THURSTON and his family are on the next page.441 -18th Day of July 1860
485/423: Bart Thruston, 30, Farmer, born SC;
Wzetta (or U or Yzetta or _zella hard to read first letter), 31, housekeeper, born SC;
Mary, 9; William, 7; Eiljah, 5; James, 3; Thomas, 1.
(Note: the 5 children same and in same order (dates off some) as in the 1870 G.B household)
So, now I am thinking that our Bart remarried to this Mrs. Cyntha THOMPSON. Maybe her son, Joel went to live with other relatives. I have been surfing to search for any clues on this Thompson family but no luck yet.
My cousin Kathy talked to our cousin, Frank Owen over the weekend. We had lost touch with him for a while. She said he told her our Wyzette (PRUITT) THURSTON died in childbirth. She was pregnant again after their son Thomas was was born. (Usually about every 2 years) She and this baby died. All this would fit. We didnt know abt this possible second marriage. We know Bart did marry again, (we think abt 1890) to Emmaline MARKHAM DEMPSEY. We had heard before from another cousin that Wyzette died in a house fire.
1880 Greenville Co., SC - Saluda Twp
(John Bart THURSTON was listed as Barton)
Barton 52 SC,SC,SC was living with his son, James and family (my direct).