What Readers Say, Editor’s Notes, NC Revolutionary War Pensions…

What Readers Say…

I continue to research my families history and will forever be so grateful to my cousin, Kent Wrench, who has passed away, in providing much information in my research. Thank each of you for the publication of the Huckleberry Historian. You do a wonderful job.

Earline McMillan
Parkton, NC

Editor’s Note-

This edition is nearly all about old cemeteries and the ways we honored our departed ancestors. While I got several stories, if you did not get yours sent in to me and have a story, please send it on and I will use it in a future issue. With that in mind, another area of southern life that is treasured is food, recipes and gathering to share with family and friends.

For a future issue, hopefully in October, please send me copies of recipes which are passed down through your family along with stories of those relatives and those foods. Sharing stories about special occasions or everyday affairs, search your recipes which have been handed down and send them with short stories onto me. I would appreciate having them by the beginning of September, if possible. Pictures will be appreciated and add to your story. My contact info is on the back page of the newsletter.

NC Revolutionary War Pay Vouchers:

Familysearch.org, the LDS website is available for us to identify those from NC who served in local militia during the 1770-1782 period of the Revolutionary War. Go to the website, the right half of page will show a world atlas. Select the US and a drop-down menu appears showing states. Select NC. On the next page at the bottom a list of titles appears; scroll and select “show all 83 collections”. Select “NC Revolutionary Pay Vouchers, 1779-1782.” You can view and download copies of original pay vouchers. Insert last names to find possible ancestors. Thanks Jerome Tew for this information to help in our family research.

Correction From April Edition:

Interest in surnames: Gainey and Herring in Sampson County pre 1805… Contact Ronald Miller, 813 Calle David, Santa Fe, NM 87506-6017 or with email at rmiller@decysive.com.

Mr. Miller is interested in the gravesites of Meredith Gainey (Rev. War veteran, d. 1782) or his father, John Gainey, or any other related Gaineys in the pre-1810 period of Sampson/Duplin Counties including the children of Meredith, including Aden Gainey who moved west, eventually to Lawrence Co, IN.