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Re: Revolutionary War and Other Questions
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We are from the Cross Creek area too. I know where Ann and Lamon Street are, and we had relatives who lived on Barges Lane many years ago. The librarians in the State and Local room are great, esp. with their interest in African American information. They try to get copies of all of the latest books regarding genealogical research and North Carolina. I have learned a lot of things from them, and call them periodically when I am puzzled over a peice of information or have a question on where to look. My family lived mostly on Mumford Street, (today it is Russell Street), and Worth Street. Both of these streets are in the Gillespie Street area. In fact, the Howard School was once located on Worth Street, (this was the school that became Fayetteville State University). The Lomack/Lomax families lived in West Fayetteville, and Rockfish. Some lived in the Cross Creek area too.
The Perry family, (Chestnutt's in laws), were next door neighbors of my Bogans' relatives. Below is a paste of my website. It is by no means complete, but is reflective of my initial search. My Lomax/Lomack page has not been updated at all. I have found my connection to them now in census information, and marriage bonds records. I only need to find out who Martha (Patsy)Lomack/Lomax Eady's parents were, and find it documented. William and Polly Lomack/Lomax had 3 sons, (Enoch, William Jr., and John) and 4 daughters. One of these sons was more than likely her father. My focus has been on John. He was last listed in the census in 1860.
I would be happy to share with you whether by email or when you visit this area. I look forward to the exchange.
My family lived in Fayetteville, in the area that was called Cross Creek. Today it's not far from the old cemetery, near Ann & Lamon(sp?) street. There is an old unpaved road called Barge's Lane. My Barge ancestors once lived there. The African American ones purchased land from the white ones. Although there is talk of blood connections, no one knows when or how far back it went.
That area doesn't look too great these days, but whenever I visit Fayetteville, I still stop by. I've even gathered up some of the dirt and put it in little acrylic boxes to give to relatives so that they have a piece of our "homeland."
You are so fortunate to have the resources that you have in Fayetteville. I visited the library there a several times and found some of the information that I needed. The staff was very friendly and helpful -- even on a Sunday!
I too am glad to have met you here. Perhaps when I next visit Fayetteville we can meet and share research notes.
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