Thomas Bembry Goes Off the Reservation

A bastardy bond in Edgecombe, North Carolina.

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More on the Nefarious John Bembry

I found this wanted notice in the Federal Union, a Milledgeville paper, dated 8 September 1831.  It gives more details on the murder of Littleton Bryan. Sounds like a nasty business! A Proclamation By William P. Duvall, Governor of the Territory of Florida Whereas it hath been duly shewn to me that JOHN BEMBRY, late … Continue reading More on the Nefarious John Bembry

An Alternate Theory of John Bembry’s Disappearance

I've been looking at families associated with the early Bembrys just to see what pops up. While perusing "Descendants of Captain John Wiggins of Martin County, North Carolina" to find out more about John and Maria Wiggins, his wife,  I ran across this alternate theory of John Bembry's disappearance after the death of the Littleton … Continue reading An Alternate Theory of John Bembry’s Disappearance

Oh Dear, Found Another Scoundrel Hiding In The Branches

While looking up an estate file for Richard Dicken, father-in-law of Thomas Bembry, I found this court case involving Kenneth Bembry, the wealthiest of the four sons of Miles Bembry. Now I know how he got so rich. Kenneth became guardian (presumably after the death of Elias Bryan) to the three youngest sons of Richard Dicken … Continue reading Oh Dear, Found Another Scoundrel Hiding In The Branches