In which I wonder if a a discount on a land sale was a way of securing a suitable bride for an overseer's son.
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. … Continue reading Fun with Bembry Deeds
Kenneth Bembry, youngest son of Miles Bembry and Ann Bryan, was one of the richest Bembrys there ever was. Born in 1798, he must have been considered a likely boy, because Miles paid tuition to the Albin Plantation to have him educated along with the owner's children. In 1822, Kenneth married Mary Mayo, daughter of … Continue reading Kenneth Bembry Gets Too Big for His Britches