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Brown Marsh Church

Walter Palmer (View posts)
Posted: 21 Oct 1998 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Amelia,

Brown Marsh Church is just outside of Clarkton, which is in the southern part of Bladen County. I have some information on the cemetary records and of marriage records from there. I stopped by there a couple of months ago. It must be the oldest church in Bladen County. I believe it is Presbyterian. I'll try to find my info and get back with you.

Walter

James I. McKay

Jason Bordeaux (View posts)
Posted: 21 Oct 1998 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: MCKAY, KING, NORMAN, MCGILL
Are there any mention of Kings in this book? I know that Lenora King, who was later a Norman, and her brother-in-law, John McGill, were listed in several deeds with James I. McKay.

McKay, Kemp

Linda Cole Hendren (View posts)
Posted: 21 Oct 1998 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
I found a booklet "Memoirs of Joseph Richard KEMP" at an estate sale this past weekend. This booklet has lots of Bladen County McKAY names, including an entry "Old Mr Ivey McKay came to this cuntry after he was a man grown, he married a woman by the name of MILLER....". There's a lot of info in the booklet but it's pretty hard to untangle and I haven't finished trying. It was recorded in the order in which it was received and it appears that the pages were in no specific order. I would be glad to scan it for you if you think there could be a connection. Some of the McKAY given names are: Archibald, Emilia, John Lloyd, James I, William J, Ann Eliza, John Pointer, Daniel, ... Some of the surnames are: KEMP, WHITE, HARVEY, SALTER, DOWEY, FITZRANDOLPH, STREETY, ...

Ancestors

Amelia Healey (View posts)
Posted: 21 Oct 1998 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: MCMILLAN MCKAY
I am looking in Bladen Co. for information dealing with the family of John Iver McMillan and his wife Mary McKay who came to NC around 1785 from Scotland, via Ireland. They were members of Brown Marsh Church (where is it?) and their children moved into Cumberland/Fayetteville. Thanks.

McKay in North Carolina

Bruce B. McKay (View posts)
Posted: 22 Oct 1998 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McKay, McLeod
I am looking for the origins of Christopher McKay who first shows up in Bladen land records in 1784 in the Big Swamp area. Later this area became Robison Co. He had a son named John McKay who is my GGGGFather.
Christopher was in Captain Whites Militia, 1784 with Alexander McKay Robeson Co. I have the list.
There was a Christopher McKay on the famous voyage of the "Hector" that landed in Pictou Nova Scotis in 1773. I have not been able to prove a connection.
I have not found a wife or other children for Christopher.
Thus I have no siblings for John McKay

James I McKay

Linda Cole Hendren (View posts)
Posted: 22 Oct 1998 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Sorry, there isn't an index and I haven't run across a KING in the book. I've been through the booklet several times and each time I find something I didn't see the other times, so it could be there. I'll let you know if I do run across the KING name.

Brown Marsh Church

Henry Hall (View posts)
Posted: 23 Oct 1998 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Brown Marsh Church in Bladen County was Presbyterian. The exact date of its origin is not known but it dates at least prior to 1770 and not earlier than 1756. Carver's Creek dates to about 1730 as a Quaker meeting house and later as a Methodist church. Source: A New Geography of North Carolina, Volume 3 by Bil Sharpe (1961. Incidentally, Bladen County's school system began at the old Brown Marsh Church.

McMillans @ Brown Marsh Swamp

Jim Cooke (View posts)
Posted: 27 Oct 1998 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McMILLAN, McLEOD, McREE
Info in "Cemeteries of Bladen County, North Carolina, Vol II, SE Bladen" provides the following on McMILLANs:

"Amelia McMILLAN died Apr 10, 1799, age 3 yr., 7 mo., 18 days.

Iver McMILLAN, died Oct 14, 1843, age 70. Wife, Mary, died July 26, 1840, age 64. Son, Daniel L. died June 13, 1825, age 3 yr. 6 mo. Monument erected by surviving sons: Dugald, Ronald, Iver, and Archibald.

The family monument of the parents of John Iver McMILLAN. His father, John McMILLAN, a native of Scotland, died Nov 29, 1820, age 58. His sister, Margaret McMILLAN, died July 29, 1812, age 47. Also a young sister in same grave as her mother. Monument erected by three surviving children: Ann McLEOD (died Dec 3, 1863), Margaret B. McREE (died Mar 2, 1822, age 25), and J.I. McMILLAN".

This indicates that John and Iver McMILLAN were probably brothers.

John McKay

Gail W. Rolison (View posts)
Posted: 9 Feb 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McKay
Looking for John McKay from Bladen Co., NC, moved to MS abt 1845 b.June 10. 1820 NC d. November 11, 1904 Wayne County Mississippi married Ann Gordon. Any connection?

John McKay

Lowell McCoy (View posts)
Posted: 16 Dec 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McCoy
My GGGGGfather was John McCoy. He was born in Scotland in 1752 and joined the North Carolina Line in the Revolutionary War in 1777 in Bladen County. Since his origins were in Scotland his name may have been changed from McKay. He lived in Rowan Co., Wilkes Co., Greenville District South Carolina before settling in Jefferson Co. Tennessee. I also found a record of a John McKay traveling from Campbeltown Scotland to Cape Fear North Carolina in 1770 aboard the Edinburgh.
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