Slaves Held By John and Maria Wiggins Bembry

Just came across this Pulaski County, Georgia deed in which Maria Wiggins Bembry mortgages the estate of her (presumably deceased) husband, John Bembry. The deed names several enslaved people. She apparently defaulted on the mortgage, as a later newspaper announcement of an auction (below) list some of the same names. Georgia Pulaski County This indenture … Continue reading Slaves Held By John and Maria Wiggins 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