Re: [genpcfr] Brileys and transcribing a census
- The 1860 Pitt County census is not numbered correctly. I don't know if this
has come up before, but for some reason when I do lookups, I have to use the
handwritten, not the stamped numbers on the pages. Also, when requesting a
lookup, if you'd call a library and ask them to look in the book census
index for 1860 NC for the person, it would help. I'm not fussing, I just
discovered myself that most libraries will do that quick lookup for you and
call you back with the results if they have the census index you need in
book form. There are mistakes in the books, of course, and a personal look
will always be more thorough. Getting a page number before asking for a
lookup is a huge help, especially for those of us who sit in front of a
computer all day:)
Also, something I've been thinking about for this group is maybe us tackling
a transcript of the 1860 or 1870 Pitt County census. If several people had
CDs, we could divide the pages up so that no one had a terrible load. I
don't know how we would go about getting started though. I think about this
every time I have such good intentions of helping someone and then get
bogged down looking at the census images. Doing the 1870 would be easier
because there is an index on CD that we could use to verify what we
From: "James Stewart" <2stews@...>
Subject: Re: [genpcfr] Brileys
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2001 22:43:46 -0800
Hello. We needed to throw out our Smith family name of Abner J. Smith
b.1852 d.1926 of Pitt Co. He married Elizabeth Adadms in 1874; Ann
Cannon 1882. We have not been able to find the 1860 Census on the Net
which should shed some light on his whereabouts between 1852 and
1860. His parents are identified as Henry Smith and Lucinda. Henry
and Lucinda may be Henry Bryant Smith and Celia Lucinda Tucker. We
haven't validated that yet. Most of our family is from Pitt, Craven
and Pamlico Counties; possibly Beaufort.
Does anyone have an e-mail address or web page we can visit to
investigate? We have met several nice listers who have been very
helpful with our research.
---- Original Message ----
Subject: Re: [genpcfr] Brileys
Date: Mon, 08 Jan 2001 00:06:56 -0600
>For the first 15 pages of the 1860 Pitt County census, there are a_________________________________________________________________
>Brileys. PRobably more later on. Saw a lot of Pollards and
>From: "Bonnie McGhee" <genemom@...>
>Subject: [genpcfr] hyman and briley in pitt
>Date: Mon, 08 Jan 2001 03:35:05 -0000
>OK. I am stumped and hope maybe someone will have an answer.
>Its like this... John Blount Hyman and Maggie Andrews (Hyman) had a
>son named William Thomas Hyman who married a Cindarilla Briley.
>William was known as WT and Tom to most people... he was born abt
>1884 and Cindarilla was known as Rillie to most people, she was born
>abt 1886. They lived in Pactolus, Pitt and had many children of
>which only 5 survived past age 10ish.
>John Blount Hyman apparently died somewhere between 1895 and 1900
>because he fathered another child named Steven(Stephen) in 1895 and
>Maggie with steven were living with her father in 1900 census. So
>John must have died. HELP!!!! I cannot find anything.... Could be
>in Martin Co. or Pitt Co.
>Any help with this family is appreciated.
>Surnames:Moore Mooring Hyman Briley Meeks Andrews etc
>Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com
>Excellent genealogy resourses available at PITT COUNTY FAMILY
>RESEARCHERS website. Suggest you BookMark it! Visit:
Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com
- I have an 1870 Pitt Co. CD and The index; if you get this going, I'll help
all I can. Unfortunately, like most of us work gets in the way of my life
and I can't play genealogy as much as I would like. Let me know. Dollie
- Do you have a CD on Edgecombe Co. or know who does? I am looking for one to
buy. I need a lookup that gives all information on the household. I am
trying to get past a brick wall like everyone else.
You are referring to putting the index on our PCFR site I assume? I would
not mind doing that if someone will email me privately and tell me what I
need to do. It will take some time since we are in Tax season. It is really
great for anyone to be able to go to the Pitt Co. site and find the Census
Index. Maybe we could do Pitt County first and add others as we go.
Anyone with suggestions let me know.