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Genealogy and Local History

Pender County Family Research and History

L. H. Brown Research Collection

About the collection

The L. H. Brown Research Collection at the W. Dallas Herring Local History and Genealogy Center comes in 3 parts:

  • The Index Cards (IC), over 35,000 names on 3x5 index cards.
  • Vertical files (VF), organized by family name.
  • Bound volumes (BV), organized by family name or by correspondant name.
The cards are cataloged on paper: ask a staff member for a copy.

The vertical files and bound volumes are cataloged on this page. In the first column, VF stands for Vertical File, and BV stands for Bound Volume. You may click on the letter to jump to that section of the catalog, or use your browser's "find" function to search the whole catalog.

About L. H. Brown

Leslie H. Brown (1928-1989) was born and raised in Warsaw, NC. He was a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His career took him to states both north and south of his home state. He enjoyed researching the origins and migrations of many families from Duplin and other counties in southeast North Carolina.

In his retirement, Mr. Brown returned to Warsaw and spent many hours visiting Dallas Herring around the fireplace. He compiled over 36,000 index cards, 330 vertical files, and nearly 100 collected notebooks from his genealogical research. After Mr. Brown's death, Dallas Herring and friends rescued these materials to preserve in his library.

The L. H. Brown Card Collection is stored in a cabinet especially designed and built for them. The cards, vertical files, and notebooks are currently available for genealogy and local history research at the W. Dallas Herring Carolina Heritage Research Center at 108 South Cowan Street, Burgaw NC.

Sources: Leon "Sonny" Sikes and Horace Fussell, Jr. Credits: Beverly Tetterton and New Hanover County Public Library.

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TypeLabelIndividuals or Locations

  A  
VFAlderman
VFAlexander
VFAllen
BVAllenVA & MD; NC; Pullen; Harrison; Anderson; Barham.
VFAnderson
VFAndrews
VFAndrews
VFArmstrong
VFArrington
VFAshe
BVAuld

  B  
VFBacon
BVBaldwin
VFBallard
VFBannerman
VFBarden
VFBarfield
VFBartram
BVBassSee also Hatch
VFBattle
VFBeck
VFBecton
VFBeebe / Biby
VFBeery
VFBell
VFBellote
VFBest
VFBestRev. Geo. Simon Collection
BVBevereteBenjamin Beverete; Jacob Beverete; Nancy Beverete Heath; Mary Beverete Bush; Margaret Beveret Johnson; Joseph Beverete; John Beverete; Henry Beverete; Susan Beverete Johnson; Sarah Taylor Beverete; Dorothy Beverete Van; Henery Gaster; Willis.
VFBishopSC
VFBishopNew Hanover County, NC
VFBishopMD / VA
VFBishopHenry Bishop
BVBishopRobert Bishop; Nancy Bishop Kennedy (Canaday); Robert Bishop Jr.; Dorothy Bishop Wilkens; Owen Bishop; Hillary Bishop; Mary Bishop Quinn; Catherine Bishop Johnson.
VFBlackman
VFBlackmoor
VFBlanchard
BVBlandBland line of Ruth Walker; James, William, James II, William II, William III, James III, Amariah; Sarah Ann Bland; James Bland; William Bland; Sarah Ann.
BVBlandShulah Bland - Rufus Bland; W. P. Savage.
VFBloodworth
VFBlount
VFBond
VFBoneyBoney - Teachey - Wells
VFBordeaux
VFBorden
VFBourdenBourden - Bowden
VFBoyette
VFBranch
VFBray
VFBrice
BVBrightBright, Lovic, Harper
VFBrinson
VFBrock
BVBrooksDelialah Beveret; Nancy Sandlin; Jonathan; Frances Meazel; Joseph Jr.; Edith Shefield; Hannah Evans; Mary Shefield; Dorothy Chambers; Joseph; Christopher; Misc.
VFBroughton
VFBrownBrown
VFBrownBrown - Jones Co.
BVBown
BVBownBrown (from Ruth Savage Walker)
BVBrownDavid; Sarah Carr; Mary Wallace; Ellen Kirkpatrick, Eliza Farrior; James David; Priscilla Wallace
BVBrownEdward, Ida Cox, Margianna Best, Lemuel
BVBrownJesse, Sarah southerland, Jacob, Isaac, Zilpha, Mary Southerland
BVBrownJesse Jr., William James, Margaret Sharpless, Merrill Williams, Isaac
BVBrownJohn, John Jr., Thomas, Stephen, Jacob, Polly Mallard, Stephen, Sarah Wilkins, Jacob Jr, Benjamin, Mary Cottle, Mary Ann Canady, John, Daniel
BVBrownWilliam, Anna Brown, James, Nancy Davis, Lucy Bennett
VFBruton
VFBryan
BVBryanBryan, Smith, Whitfield
VFBryanRobert T. Bryan, Jr.
VFBurgwin
VFBurton
VFBurwell
VFBush
BVBushCarpenter, Dixon, Dunton, Hall, Hunt, Mathews, O'Dear, Satchell

  C  
VFCallis
VFCameron
VFCanaday
VFCarltonCarlton, Beasley
VFCarr
BVCarrSee also: Mary L. Beasley (Walker, Carr)
VFCarrol
VFCaswell
VFChadbourn
VFChadwick
VFChambers
VFChesnutt
VFChurchill
VFClay
VFClay
VFClinton
VFCobb
VFCogdell
VFColvin
VFConnor
BVCooper
VFCostin
VFCoward
VFCox
BVCoxCharles, Moses, Jasper, Lester, Williams, Josiah, Ballard, Philyaw, Eli, Charles Jr., Aaron, Misc
BVCoxMoses, Andrew, Kinsey-Quilting, Celia Coward, Jane Leary, Gregory, John B. Nancy Bloodworth, Felix, Owen Bryan, Sarah Humphrey, Delilah Middleton
VFCrews
VFCromartie
VFCroom
VFCustis

  D  
VFDaniels
VFDavis
VFDavissee also VF Leary
BVDavisDavis; Pearsall
VFDear
VFDelamar
BVDentSee also Hatch
VFDevane
VFDickson
BVDicksonDickson - 1
BVDicksonDickson - 2: James, Son of John, Eleanor, Margaret, William P, Alexander (2), Elizabeth, Ann, Dorothy Ann, Ann Jane, Linda, Robert (2), Dorothy Maxwell, Sarah Maxwell, Margaret Maxwell, Misc
BVDicksonMichael, John Jr., William, Robert, Joseph, Alexander, Edward, Mary, Misc.
VFDickson, Morris
VFDixon
VFDobbs
VFDrew
VFDudley
VFDuffy
VFDuncan
VFDunn - Hufham
VFDunton

  E  
VFEllis
VFEvans
VFEyre
VFEzzle

  F  
VFFaison
BVFaisonFaison and connected families.
VFFarnell
VFFarr
VFFarrar
VFFarrior
BVFarrior
BVFarrior
BVFarriorElizabeth Farrior and William Southerland and Alexander Southerland; William Farrior and Elizabeth Jane Hall and Mary Jane Pickett
BVFarriorFrederick Farrior and Zilpha Lane; Martha Farrior and Frederick Pickett; Mary Farrior and James Thomas Rhodes
BVFarrior Family Records of Hugh Farrior and Mary Ann Lanier
BVFarrior RecordsFamily of Mary Jane Farrior and Jesse Brown Southerland.
BVFarriorFamily of Nancy Farrior and Elijah Murrill
BVFarriorWilliam Farrior and Ann Sandlin
VFFennel
VFFergus
VFFonvielle
BVFonvielleSee also Hatch
VFFordham
VFFoy
VFFrank
VFFrederick
VFFreshwater
BVFussell
BVFussellBenjamin Fussell
BVFussellBenjamin Fussell: DAR
BVFussellB. Fussell Deeds
BVFussellElizabeth Fussell
BVFussellJ. H. Fussell, GA Fussels, etc.
BVFussellThomas Fussel Warren County
BVFussellWilliam Fussel(DAR), Jacob Fussel (William A. Sirmon)

  G  
VFGarrison
VFGavin
VFGillespie
VFGillette
VFGist
VFGoldsmith
VFGrady
VFGraham
VFGraham
VFGranberry
VFGrant
VFGraves
VFGray
VFGreen
VFGreen Bernard
VFGregory
VFGrimes
VFGufford

  H  
BVHadnotWilliam, Gillette, William Jr., Sarah H. Hunter, Doratha H. Hankins, Whitehurst, Ceare H. Ward, Stephen, Westren, Misc.
VFHall
VFHancock
VFHargrove
VFHarisson- NC
VFHarmason
VFHarrell
VFHarris
VFHarrison- VA
VFHatch
BVHatch
BVHatchHatch, Dent, Fonvielle, Kornegay, Smith, Lewis, Bass, Rhodes, Peele
BVHatchDurrant Bible, Cullen B. Hatch
BVHatchJohn Hatch from Bill Hatch
VFHeath
VFHenderson
VFHendry
VFHerbst
VFHerring
VFHicks
BVHicksRobert, early, Isaac
BVHicksGranville Co NC, NY, MA, Robert Jr., William, Willaim Jr., Jasper, Records, Harris.
VFHillTaylor
VFHillhatch Letters
BVHillWilliam, Thomas, General William Lanier Hill, Christopher Dudley Hill, Margaret H. Dudley, Pierce, William Edward Hill
VFHines
VFHobbs
VFHodges
VFHolland
VFHollingsworth
VFHolmes
VFHoneycut
VFHooks
VFHouston
VFHoward
VFHowland
BVHufhamFamily, Rec. George W. Hufham, James Dunn Hufham
VFHuggins
VFHunter
BVHunterWilliam, Sarah H. Battle, Isaac, Robert, Nicholas, William, Sarah, Esther H. Weeks, Ezekial, Rachel, Mary H. Jones, Carey H. Middleton, Rebecca H. Arnold, Sarah H. Stephens, Rachel H. Davis, Lebbeus Jr., Misc.

  I  
VFIvey

  J  
VFJames
VFJermanSee also VF Leary
VFJessop
VFJohnson
VFJohnsonEastern Shore VA
BVJohnston
VFJonesJones Co NC
VFJonesCraven Co NC
VFJudge

  K  
BVKenan and Graham
VFKennedyClippings
VFKennedyDiary of Rev. W. M. Kennedy
VFKennedyJohn, Duplin Co
VFKennedyLenoir Co
VFKennedyMisc
BVKennedyThomas, James, Joseph, John, David, Felix, Daniel, Robert, Rilla K. Southerland, Dilla K. Southerland, Sarah K. Wilkins, Catherine K. Bishop, Rebecca K. Hines
BVKennedy 2Richard, Richard II, Richard III, Archibald, David, Susan K. Carlton, Keziah, William Marshal Kennedey, Lucy Beverret Kennedy, David Sloan Kennedy, William Pender Kennedy
VFKilbatrick
VFKing
VFKinsey
VFKitchen
VFKoonce
VFKornegay
BVKornegaySee also Hatch

  L  
BVLaMotte
BVLaMotteAutobiography of Major Joseph Hatch LaMotte
BVLaMottePatricia Hill Hatch, Anna Maria Hill, Loisa Lamotte, Joseph Hatch Lamotte
VFLamb
VFLane
VFLangston
VFLarkins
VFLearyDavis; Jerman
VFLester
BVLewisSee also Hatch
VFLilington
VFLittleton
VFLoftin
VFLowder

  M  
BVMacMillanWhitfield, Wright, Murchison, Huske, Hogg, Bryan, Anderson, Davis
VFMallard
BVMallardPeter; George; John; Daniel; Peter II, Letters & Misc.
VFMarshal
VFMartin
VFMasters
VFMatchett
VFMatthews
VFMaxwell
VFMcAden
VFMcDuffie
BVMcGeeVA & Early; William of Sampson; William & Elizabeth McCulloch; Daniel & William; William of Muddy Creek; Misc
VFMcGowen
VFMcIntire
VFMcKilwean
VFMcKinne
VFMcLammy
VFMcMillan
VFMcMurphy
VFMcRea
VFMcRee
VFMerideth
BVMerrillMerrill; Johnson; Holland; Parramore
VFMiddleton
BVMiddleton 1
BVMiddleton 2John; James; Arabellah; Isaac; Lebbeus; Martha
VFMiller
VFMills
VFMobley
VFMolton
VFMoore
BVMooreAllied; Bibbe, Freshwater, Geldinge, Griffeth, Pigot, Robins
VFMooreBagwell
VFMooreCape Fear & Misc
VFMooreCarteret Co, NC
VFMooreCraven Co, NC
BVMooreDaniel C; Daniel C., Marriages, McGowen-Bourden
BVMooreEarly #1; Frances M. Clay, John, Leah M. Evans, John II, Matthew D, Georgiana M. Howard, Emma M. Hine, Peter
BVMooreEarly #2; Thomas, Gilbert, Isaac, Thomas II, Isabell M. Stockey/Warren, Agness M. Thomas, Eleanor M. Thompson, Matthew, Thomas III, Matthew II
VFMooreEngland
BVMooreLevi; Levi, Charles Henry, Mary M. Faison
BVMooreLevi Wallace; Levi Wallace, Sampson L, Ransome M, Margaret M. Caldcleugh, Myrtle M. Finley
BVMooreMary Middleton
BVMooreMathew, Levi, Wallace, Charles R; Mathew, Levi, Wallace, Lovic Green, Eliza M. Oliver, Charles Russell
BVMooreMathew R.; Mathew R., Daniel L., Daniel Samuel, Mary M. Waters, Angie M. Marshall, Amelia M. Coachman, Sarah M. Holtzendorf, William M., Eleanore M. Killebrew, Lovick M. Cameron, Styring S. S.
BVMooreDr. Matthew Thomas McGee; Dr. Matthew, Sarah M. Allen, Martha M. Allen, Lila M. Kennedy, Lena M.Cox, Matthew K., Thomas M.
VFMooreMatthew & Thomas, Invs.
VFMorgan
VFMorisey
VFMorris
VFMorris
VFMoseley
VFMurdock
VFMurphey
VFMurpheySampson Co, NC
VFMurray
VFMurray
BVMurrillLucy M. Canady, VA, Timothy, John, Kemp, William, Elizabeth M. Brack, Ann M. Dunn, John II, Mary M. Barry, Susan M. White, Elijah, Horthampton Co, Misc

  N  
VFNeale
VFNelson
VFNewbold
VFNewkirk
VFNicholson
VFNixon
VFNoble
VFNottingham
VFNunn

  O  
VFOliver
BVOliver and Hurst
VFOsteen
VFOutlaw - Grady

  P  
VFParker
VFParramore / Robinson
VFParrish
VFPate
VFPearsall
BVPearsallSee also BV Davis; Pearsal
VFPeel
BVPeeleSee also Hatch
VFPeirce
VFPerry - Slabaugh - Waxeland
VFPeterson
VFPhillips
VFPickett
VFPigford
VFPigot
VFPigot England
VFPlayer
VFPollock
VFPowel, Susannah ancestry
VFPrice
VFPurefoy

  Q  
VFQuinn
VFQullaine

  R  
VFRackley
VFRainer
VFRay
VFReynolds
VFRhem
VFRhodes
BVRhodesSee also Hatch
VFRhodesAnna Maria (Rhodes) Hill; Letters
VFRicaud
VFRigby
VFRoberts
VFRobins
VFRobinson
VFRogers
VFRouse
VFRoutledge

  S  
VFSampson
BVSandlinEarly Data, Samuel, Nicholas, Samuel Jr., Onslow Family, Misc
VFSatchell
VFSavage
BVSavageDAR, Bland-(sup)
BVSavageDocuments
BVSavageFamily Letters
BVSavageMattox
BVSavageMisc.
BVSavageWilliam P. Savage
VFScarborough
VFScott
VFShackelford
VFSharpless
VFShefield
VFShepard
BVSavage, W. P.See Also Shulah Bland
VFSimmons
VFSimpson
VFSloan
BVSloanLoose charts, Sloan
BVSloanJohn, Allan, David, Gibson, David Jr., Dickson, Cassandra
BVSloansJohn (Onslow), Misc, David-Chinquapin
VFSmith
BVSmithSee also Hatch
VFSnead
VFSpicer
VFSpring
VFSprunt
VFStallings
VFStanford
VFStanley
VFStarkey
VFStaton
VFStevens
VFStokes
VFStrange
VFStratton
VFStratton
VFStrickland
VFStringer
VFStroud
VFStyron
VFSullivan
VFSutton
VFSwann
VFSwinson
VFSykes

  T  
VFTate
VFTate
VFTatum
BVTatum
VFTaylor
VFThomas
VFThompson
VFThomson
VFThoroughgood
VFTolar
VFTomlinson
VFTorkans
VFTurner

  U  
VFUtic

  V  
VFVann
VFVon Glahn

  W  
VFWallaceOnslo Co. NC
VFWallisDuplin Co. NC
VFWallisCarteret Co. NC
VFWallisCraven Co, NC
BVWalkerMary L. Beasley (Walker, Carr)
BVWalkerRH Walker family (Savage)
BVWardEnoch Ward
BVWhitehurst /
Whithurst
Richard, William, Richard II, James, Richard (son of James), Robert, John
BVWilkins
BVWilliams
BVWilliamsLewis, Anthony, Anthony II, John II, James, James II, Mary W. Kennedy, Zilpha W. Southerland, Priscilla W. Kennedy, James III, Barbara W. Brown, Merril
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