Hi Linda, The relationship of this Ferebee family to the other families in VA and NC is not known to me, but I suspect that they are kin. A Ferebee appears in the 1790 Federal Census of the Edgefield District of SC and the surname appears in the Beaufort area soon afterwards. Below are data from another researcher about this clan.If you have any clues that may help link this family back to VA please share it with me. Sincerely, H F Hansen --------------------- (18) John Ferebee. He married (19) Dorothy Gascon. Children of John Ferebee and Dorothy Gascon were as follows: 1-John Ferebee , born abt 1796; died bef 1864. He married on 25 Oct 1838 Mary Margaret Eikerenkoetter , born abt 1819 in New York; died aft 1873, daughter of John Christian Frederick Eikerenkoetter and (---) unknown . 2-Wilson Ferebee , born abt 1802; died 1864. 3- Ann Jackson Ferebee , born 7 Mar 1812 in SC; died 16 Sep 1896 in Spartanburg County, SC. She married on 12 Dec 1832 Burrell Sanders , born 12 Feb 1803; died 25 Aug 1883 in Spartanburg, SC, son of Wilson Sanders and Sarah Sanford . 4-William Ferebee , died bef 1847. He married Mary Mew , born abt 1819; died 14 May 1891 in Gainesville, GA. 5-Daniel4 Ferebee . 6-Thomas Ferebee . 7-Nathaniel Ferebee , died bef 1864.
John Christian Frederick Eikerenkoetter , born 23 May 1800 in Warberg, Germany; died 16 Jul 1868. He married (1) abt 1817 (---) unknown ; (2) on 30 Jun 1831 in St. Luke's Parish, Beaufort, SC Jane Catherina Behn , born 28 Mar 1805 in Beaufort County, SC; died 18 Feb 1873, daughter of Philip Heinrich Behn and Elizabeth Searson . ("Ancestors of Gertrude B. Sanders" @ website Dec. 2005, http://mysite.verizon.netvze/j602/http://mysite.verizon.netvze/j602/)