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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
VFBattle
BVBeasleyWalker; Carr.
VFBeck
VFBecton
VFBeebe / Biby
VFBeery
VFBell
VFBellote
BVBenjamin Fussell
BVBenjamin Fussell DAR
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; 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; Amariah Bland; Sarah Ann Bland.
BVBlandJames Bland; William Bland; Sarah Ann.
VFBloodworth
VFBlount
VFBond
VFBoneyBoney - Teachey - Wells
VFBordeaux
VFBorden
VFBourdenBourden - Bowden
BVBown
VFBoyette
VFBranch
VFBray
VFBrice
BVBrightBright, Lovic, Harper
VFBrinson
VFBrock
BVBrooksDelialah Beveret, Nancy Sandlin, Jonathan, Frances Meazel, Joseph Jr., Hannah Evans, Mary Shefield, Dorothy Chambers, Joseph, Christopher, Misc.
VFBroughton
BVBrown
VFBrown
VFBrownBrown - Jones Co.
BVBrownDavid, Sarah Carr, Mary Wallace, Ellen Kirkpatrick, Eliza Farrior, James David, Priscilla Wallace
BVBrownEdward, Ida Cox, Margianna Best, Lemuel
BVBrownJesse Jr., William James, Margaret Sharpless, Merrill Williams, Isaac
BVBrownJesse, Sarah southerland, Jacob, Isaac, Zilpha, Mary Southerland
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
VFCarrol
VFCaswell
VFChadbourn
VFChadwick
VFChambers
VFChesnutt
VFChurchill
VFClay
VFClay
VFClinton
VFCobb
VFCogdell
VFColvin
VFConnor
VFCostin
VFCoward
VFCox
VFCrews
VFCromartie
VFCroom
VFCustis

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

  E  
VFEllis
VFEvans
VFEyre
VFEzzle

  F  
VFFaison
BVFaisonThe loft at Magnolia Hall; Faison Family history by Nancy Ray Faison Threewitts; Faison and connected families.
VFFarnell
VFFarr
VFFarrar
VFFarrior
BVFarrior-Elizabeth and William Southerland and Alexander Southerland
BVFarriorFrederick and Zilpha Lane
BVFarriorHugh and Mary Ann Lanier
BVFarriorMartha and Frederick Pickett
BVFarriorMary and James Thomas Rhodes
BVFarriorFamily of Nancy Farrior and Elijah Murrill
BVFarrior RecordsFamilies of Mary Jane Farrior and Jesse Brown Southerland.
BVFarriorWilliam and Ann Sandlin
BVFarriorWilliam and Elizabeth Jane Hall and Mary Jane Pickett
VFFennel
VFFergus
VFFonvielle
VFFordham
VFFoy
VFFrank
VFFrederick
VFFreshwater
BVFussell
BVB. Fussell Deeds
BVFussell Etc.
BVFussell Family
BVJ. H. Fussell, GA

  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 Huynter, Doratha Hankins, Whitehurst, Ceare Ward, Stephen, Westren, Misc.
VFHall
VFHancock
VFHargrove
VFHarisson- NC
VFHarmason
VFHarrell
VFHarris
VFHarrison- VA
VFHatch
BVHatch
BVHatchDent, Fonvielle, Kornegay, Smith, Lewis, Bass, Rhodes, Peele
BVHatchDurrant Bible Cullen B. Hatch
BVHatchJohn Hatch from Bill Hatch
VFHeath
VFHenderson
VFHendry
VFHerbst
VFHerring
VFHicks
BVHicks
BVHicks
BVHicksGranville Co NC, Robert Jr., William, Willaim Jr., Jasper, Records, Harris.
VFHillTaylor
VFHillhatch Letters
BVHillWilliam, Thomas, General William Lanier Hill, Christopher Dudley Hill, Margaret Dudley (Hill), William Edward Hill
VFHines
VFHobbs
VFHodges
VFHolland
VFHollingsworth
VFHolmes
VFHoneycut
VFHooks
VFHouston
VFHoward
VFHowland
BVHufham
VFHuggins
VFHunter
BVHunterWilliam, Sarah Battle, Robert, William, Sarah, Esther Weeks, Rachel, Mary Jones, Carey Middleton, Rebecca Arnold, Sarah Stephens, Rachel Davis, Lebbeus Jr., Misc.

  I  
VFIvey

  J  
VFJames
BVJames RhodesPatricia Hill Hatch, Anna Maria Hill, Loisa Lamotte, Joseph Hatch Lamotte
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
VFKilbatrick
VFKing
VFKinsey
VFKitchen
VFKoonce
VFKornegay

  L  
BVLaMotte
BVLaMotteAutobiography of Major Joseph Hatch LaMotte
VFLamb
VFLane
VFLangston
VFLarkins
VFLearyDavis; Jerman
VFLester
VFLilington
VFLittleton
VFLoftin
VFLowder

  M  
VFMallard
BVMallardPeter; George; John; Daniel; Peter II, Letters & Misc.
VFMarshal
VFMartin
VFMasters
VFMatchett
VFMatthews
VFMaxwell
VFMcAden
VFMcDuffie
BVMcGeeVA & Early; William of Sampson; William Married McCulloch; Daniel & William; William of Muddy Creek; Misc
VFMcGowen
VFMcIntire
VFMcKilwean
BVMcKinne
VFMcLammy
BVMcMillan
VFMcMillan
VFMcMurphy
VFMcRea
VFMcRee
VFMerideth
BVMerrillJohnson; Holland
VFMiddleton
BVMiddleton 1
BVMiddleton 2John; James; Arabella; 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., Marriages, McGowen-Bourden
BVMooreDr. Matthew & Thomas McGee; Sarah Allen, Martha Allen, Lila Kennedy, Lena Cox
BVMooreEarly; Frances Clay, Georgiana Moore Howard, Emma Moore Hine, Peter
BVMooreEarly; Thomas, Gilbert, Thomas II, Stockey/Warren, Matthew, Matthew II
VFMooreEngland
BVMooreLevi, Wallace; Sampson L, Ransome M, Caldcleugh, Finley
BVMooreLevy, Charles Henry, Mary Faison
BVMooreMary Middleton
BVMooreMathew R., Daniel L.; Daniel, Samuel, Waters Marshall, Coachman, William, Killebrew, Cameron, Styrings S.
BVMooreMathew, Levi, Wallace, Charles R; Mathew, Levi, Wallace, Lovic Green, Charles Russell
VFMooreMatthew & Thomas, Invs.
VFMorgan
VFMorisey
VFMorris
VFMorris
VFMoseley
VFMurdock
VFMurphey
VFMurpheySampson Co, NC
VFMurray
VFMurray
BVMurrillTimothy, Kemp, Brack, Dunn, John II, 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
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
VFRhodesAnna Maria (Rhodes) HillLetters
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 Newsletter
BVSavage
BVSavageMattox
BVSavageMisc.
BVSavageWilliam P. Savage
VFScarborough
VFScott
VFShackelford
VFSharpless
VFShefield
VFShepard
BVShulah BlandRufus Bland; W. P. Savage.
VFSimmons
VFSimpson
VFSloan
BVSloanLoose charts, Sloan
BVSloanJohn, Allan, David, Gibson, David Jr., Dickson, Cassandra
BVSloansMisc, David-Chinquapin
VFSmith
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
BVThomas, Warren Co
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
BVWalkerRH Walker family
BVWardEnoch Ward
BVWellsCatherine Wells
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 Kennedy, Zilpha Southerland, Priscilla Kennedy, James III, Barbara Brown, Merril
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