Thomas N. Bembry, Part I

My 3rd great-grandfather, Thomas N. Bembry, was born on 26 January 1828 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. His parents were Thomas Bembry and Martha “Patsy” Dicken. The “N” for his middle name may have been for Needham Bryan, his great-grandfather.  Or, it could have been Nathan, for another great-grandfather, Nathan Harris. Thomas N. is found on […]

Fun with Bembry Deeds

This week, a packet of photocopied Bembry deeds arrived from the North Carolina Archives! I’ve been transcribing them as well as I can–some are more legible than others. Fortunately, this one was quite clearly written. It shows exactly where Miles Bembry’s farm was located in Edgecombe County, NC, just south of the Halifax County line. […]

Thomas Bembry

Thomas Bembry, son of Miles Bembry, was born about 1799, in North Carolina, probably Martin County. He moved with his parents to Edgecombe County, and is found there with his own household, and a small farm with six slaves on the 1830 census. His first wife is unknown, but he married her between 1815 and 1820. […]