As my mother, Cleo Graddy, used to say, "The Graddy's are notorious for marrying their cousins."The Graddy, Outlaw, Kornegay, and Whitfield families of North Carolina (mainly Duplin County), in particular, continually intermarried.In their defense, it was not uncommon in the South for first cousins to marry (note: "Gone With The Wind" for example), since it was not easy to find non-relatives in the isolated hill communities as suitable marriage partners.
Frederick Graddy married Nancy Kornegay (my gg-grandparents) 5 January 1802.Nancy Kornegay was the daughter of William Kornegay and Elizabeth Outlaw.
The Frederick Graddy above had an aunt, Elizabeth Graddy, d/o John Graddy and Mary Whitfield, who married Capt. James Outlaw, s/o Edward Outlaw (III) and Patience Whitfield, 25 April 1767. Patience Whitfield was the sister of Mary Whitfield above.
Frederick Graddy above had a sister, Charity Graddy, who married John Outlaw,s/o Capt John Outlaw and Elizabeth Graddy, above, and a brother, Timothy Graddy, who married Patience Outlaw, d/o Capt. James Outlaw and Elizabeth Graddy, above, March 25, 1799.
Alexander "Bud" Graddy s/o John Graddy and Mary Whitfield married Anna Nancy Thomas.They had a son, Alexander Graddy Jr., who married Charity Outlaw, d/o James Outlaw and Elizabeth Graddy.
Alexander Torrence Graddy married Edith Outlaw, d/o John Outlaw and Charity Graddy, 1 May 1849.