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Re: Surname Projects
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The person who tested for me was my brother. My paternal Stith line and paternal maternal paternal Mason line are out of Sussex County and Southampton County, VA. Ivey (Ivy) is one of the surnames in that area. My other 12 marker paternal match is David Grant whose folks hailed from Northampton Co., NC. I believe there were Iveys in that area as well. Not sure how much research you have done in that area of VA/NC, but Southampton Co., Va lies just across the state line from Northampton Co., NC. At times there was some confusion on where the state line was actually located. You will find that slaveholders in that area owned property in both states. Some of the other border counties in southeastern Va and northeastern NC are Gates, Hertford, Bertie, in NC and Nansemond Co., VA. If your folks were FPOC, then checking in all of these counties is a good idea. Nansemond Co. no longer exists, but is now in the area of the city of Suffolk. One thing to keep in mind is that many of the families in this area are tri-racial and many were FPOC. If I remember correctly, the IVEY surname is one that I have seen listed as being FPOC.
My website address is: http://members.tripod.com/~Linda_T in case you want to check it out.
BTW, my husband and I moved from Pleasant Hill to AZ about 2 years ago. I don't miss the congestion in the Bay area at all.
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