i believe you will find that the land jesse barnhill purchased was along BRIERY branch...a branch near grindle creek...near stokes.....there is no other record of a "bayard branch" in pitt or beaufort county and it would not make sense for the name not to show up in some other documents.
--- On Fri, 7/17/09, rhodenccc <rhodenccc@...> wrote:
From: rhodenccc <rhodenccc@...>
Subject: [genpcncfir] Re: Bayard Branch
Date: Friday, July 17, 2009, 1:43 PM
The Bayard family members were definitely distinguished early colonials. And there were definitely Bayards in NC so I'm guessing at this point that Bayard Branch was named for the family property. More work to do on this. I'll keep you all posted when I find something definitive. best cheryl o70--- In genpcncfir@yahoogro ups.com, "kmneth57" <kmneth57@.. .> wrote:
> If I had to guess, maybe it was Baynor's Branch or a mis-spelling/ mis-pronunciatio n of that. That is a common Beaufort County name. You might refer your post to Beaufort Co. Genealogy folks.
> Karen Nethercutt
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