how to research records in Stoke County and Pasquotank County, North Carolina before 1800. I think s
My first relative is Mary Ann Messenger, LY87-J2P, born 1 March 1805 North Carolina, USA. Death is 14 May 1861, Surry, North Carolina, USA. Her first husband was William Carter, L71Q-25N, born 1795-1799 in Winston-Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, USA, and Death, between 1837-1839, Stokes, North Carolina, USA. I am unable to make any headway with finding the right Messenger family for Mary, She has a few other Messenger families living in the same area in the same time period. And her second marriage to Joab Barnes is well documented, but I can't find any details about her first marriage to William Carter yet.
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