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Bombadier Maj Thomas Ferebee

Bombadier Maj Thomas Ferebee

Posted: 30 Sep 2006 11:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
Does anyone know where Major Thomas Ferebee, the bombadier on the Enola Gay, was from. I believe when he retired he was a full Colonel.

Jean

Re: Bombadier Maj Thomas Ferebee

Andy Ferebee (View posts)
Posted: 30 Sep 2006 7:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
as a matter of fact I do Col. Thomas Ferebee was from New Bern NC he was my great grandfathers first cousin. his name was Wiloughby Dozier Ferebee. They came from Sligo NC to Stonewall NC later moving to New Bern NC.

Re: Bombadier Maj Thomas Ferebee

Posted: 30 Sep 2006 11:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks so much for your reply. With a name like Ferebee, I figured he had to come from a Currituck Co., NC line. I have your g. grandfather, Willoughby Dozier Ferebee in my family tree but I do have Col Thomas Ferebee.

I show Willoughby Dozier Ferebee's parents as Mitchell Simmons Ferebee and his wife Lucinda Owens.

Mitchell's parents were Samuel Ferebee, Jr. and his wife Nancy Simmons. Their other known children were Penelope Ferebee, Enoch D. Ferebee and Thomas C. Ferebee.

So my next question is who were Col Ferebee's parents. My guess would be Thomas C. Ferebee but I do not have anything further on him or who he married. Do you have that info.

Thanks very much for your reply. Look forward to hearing from you.

Jean Owens Schroeder

Re: Bombadier Maj Thomas Ferebee

Patsy (View posts)
Posted: 1 Oct 2006 1:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ferebee, Sain, Brunt
The Ferebee Family by Cathrine Ferebee Greenhalgh has him as son of William Flavious Ferebee and Zella Ward, then William Calvin Ferebee and Susan Amanda Sain, Thomas Ferebee, JR & Catherine Howell, Thomas Ferebee, SR. and Nancy Brunt of Currituck. The book dates a good bit back and has errors, but I can give you any dates from it.

Re: Bombadier Maj Thomas Ferebee

Posted: 1 Oct 2006 3:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Owens, Ferebee, Caroon
I have never seen a copy of the book you referenced. I will have to see if the library carries a copy.

I do NOT have the line you listed. If he was your g. grandfather's first cousin, he should have been a child of one of his uncles.

Did you agree with my information on your direct line? or did I have something wrong?

FYI: There was also a Caron on the Enola Gay which is another early northeastern NC surname.

If you prefer you can email me directly.

Thanks again,
Jean

Re: Bombadier Maj Thomas Ferebee

Mary bates (View posts)
Posted: 4 Oct 2006 2:59AM GMT
Classification: Query
My 4th great grandmothe was Ferrebee/Ferreby Alexander who married joseph Rogers. During the American Revolution, they and their children were forced from their land in North Carolina. in 1784, they left St. Augustine, Fl. for Nova Scotia. Some Rogers ancestors returned to NC. They were his son Joseph and sister Africa whose husband was William Goerge. Others remaimed in Nova Scotia among was my grandfather Joseph Clemuel Rogers. Does this sound familiar to anyone?

Re: Bombadier Maj Thomas Ferebee

Posted: 5 Oct 2006 2:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Alexander, Ferebee
I have nothing on your line from Canada but I can suggest that you look at the records of northeastern North Carolina. There were Alexander's, Ferebee's, and George's in that area prior to the Rev. War.

The Alexander's were in Tyrrell Co. by 1691. Ferebee's had migrated from York Co., VA to Currituck Co., NC by 1730. There were George's in Pasquotank Co. prior to the Rev. War.

Hope this helps.

Re: Bombadier Maj Thomas Ferebee

Posted: 1 Mar 2008 1:32AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ferebee
Just to let you know, the information from Kate Ferebee Greenhalgh's book is the correct information. Kate was my great aunt. Thomas is, indeed, the son of Flavius (Flave) Ferebee and Zella Ward. Thomas was one of 11 children, many of whom are still living and attend an annual Ferebee reunion near where Thomas grew up just outside Mocksville, NC in Davie County. Thomas is buried in Pino Cemetary in Farmington,NC, also Davie County. His stone is a small simple stone. His parents are also in that cemetary, as are many other family members. If you wish more information I can direct you to one of my uncles, Thomas' first cousin, who went to school with Thomas and knew him well.

Re: Bombadier Maj Thomas Ferebee

Posted: 5 Mar 2008 8:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
Tom Ferebee was my great uncle. He was married to my grandfather's sister which was his first wife. I am trying to trace back my roots but my info is limited since my grandfather died back in 1957 which his name was Elijah Dockery Foster. I beleieve Dockery is his mother's maiden name. I don't remember if one or both sisers were half sisters because his father died young. If anybody could get me directed in the right direction I would be apreciated. Richard Foster

Re: Bombadier Maj Thomas Ferebee

Posted: 5 Mar 2008 8:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Mr. Ferebee, would you email me at rcfoster90@hotmail.com I am related to Maj. Tom Ferebee first wife which was my grandfather's sister. Thank You, Richard Foster
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