I found your posts while browsing today.One name "jumped out" at me:Francis William TAPLEY Whitehurst, son of Lanfair Whitehurst.
I have been searching for years for how the surname TAPLEY got into the Whitehurst line.My great-grandfather was Sidney TAPLEY Whitehurst and my father was James TAPLEY Johnson.Both were called by their middle name, Tapley.
My Whitehurst line is proven back to Arthur Whitehurst, Sr., b. 1761, Pitt Co., N.C. -- the great-grandfather of Sidney TAPLEY Whitehurst.I have reason to believe that Lanfair may have been a brother of Arthur.
Please share with me whatever information you may have on Lanfair's family and ancestry, particularly regarding F.W. Tapley Whitehurst.