Miles Bembry Part III: 1810-1819

Finally getting back to writing about old Miles Bembry! The previous post, taking his biography up to 1810 can be found here. It ended with Miles' purchases of several tracts of land in Edgecombe County in preparation for his move there. By September, 1810, Miles and his wife Nancy Ann Bryan had settled just north … Continue reading Miles Bembry Part III: 1810-1819

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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. … Continue reading Fun with Bembry Deeds

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. … Continue reading Thomas Bembry