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Re: Cumberland Co., NC Research surnames in co?


My ancestors seem to be mainly from Fayetteville and surrounding areas like Vander and Wade. The names I'm researching are Lock/Locke, Melvin, Williams, and Holmes. My maternal great great grandfather was Manual Lock. His death certificate says he was born in North Carolina but it does not list his exact place of birth.

My paternal great grandfather, John Melvin, was born in Sampson County in 1859 but spent most of his life in Fayetteville. I don't know anything about his parents except that--according to his death certificate--his mother's name was Violet.

If you're researching any of these surnames, I would be glad to share whatever information I have.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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