Looking for info on the ancestors of Abel Cahoon, b. 1831. He is my husband's great-grandfather. Abel's wife Mary Boyd, died in childbirth of her twins 23 Aug 1865, one of whom was John Washington Calhoun (hubby's grandfather). Altho there is plenty of info on an Abel Cahoon b. 1799 in Gum Neck, NC., there is no info on Abel 1831. And I don't believe Abel 1799 was any kin to Abel 1831. Any help?
Also, my husband's maternal great great grandmother was a Betsy (Elizabeth) Wainwright/Vainwright, b. abt. 1835, and who was married to Littleberry (Berry) Thomas (both of Pitt County). I'm looking for Elizabeth's paternal ancestors. Her father was Noah Wainwright, son of James and Sarah Dixon Mundine Wainwright.
Was this James Wainwright a son of Daniel Wainwright Sr., and Jedidah Elizabeth West? I find no confirmation of this fact.