Re: SOMERVILLE -Granville; R. CAPPS, & EATON, Warren Co.
Thank you very much for your time and the information.
The first two entries on the Somervell were quite
interesting. I've posted my research under the
Surnames and Family Forum ..ref.:Researching Somerville
family of Warren county, N.C. As for the third entry,
I've posted some of my Eaton research under the Slave
Research Forum (ref.:Eaton's slaves of Warren
The third entry brings up more questions versus answers.
I have a copy of the 1871 Marriage Certificate of my GGG-Grandparents, Felix Somerville and Martha Eaton. It list
Martha's parents as Branchus and Martha Ann Eaton.
In the 1870 US Federal Census, I was able to find Martha
Ann Eaton still in the household to the mention wife of
William Eaton in your entry. I have been unable to find
her husband, Branchus Eaton. I was under the impression
that he was than decease. Now I wonder if he was decease
or sent to live as a slave in another household of one
of William Eaton descendants after his death in 1862.
I really need to plan a trip to the Warren county area.
I have been trying to gather as much information that I
can before venturing down there. I would very much like
to make the most of the trip by currently researching
areas that I am able to obtain information without having
to be present. I was also made aware of William Eaton
Papers in the Southern Historical Collection at the
Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill. This has been quite frustrating to be honest with
you and yet quite exciting.
I shall continues to press on! Again, Thank you so very
much for your information. It has giving me more direction
towards further needed research.