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Research Sources

1. Private sources
A. Birth Certificates-Virginia Bureau of Vital Statistics, Richmond, Virginia.
B. Birth Certificates-North Carolina Bureau of Vital Statistics, Raleigh, North Carolina.
C. Birth Certificates-South Carolina of Vital Statistics, Charleston, South Carolina.
D. Marriages of Portsmouth, Virginia, Register of Deeds, Portsmouth, Virginia.
E. Social Security Index (1937-1999), Intellectual Reserves.
F. Family History Center, 65 and Columbus, New York.
G. Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court Street, Portsmouth, Virginia 23704.
(757) 397-8501
1. Virginia Room.
2. Census of Portsmouth, Virginia-1900.
3. Portsmouth Star, Portsmouth, Virginia.
4. Genealogy Help Guides.
5. Family Treemaker 7.0.
6. Family Search sponsored by Family Treemaker and the Blue Banner Group.
7. State Census of Virginia (1784-87).
8. Census Images of North Carolina (1850).

H. Norfolk Public Library, 301 E. City Hall Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia 23510.
1. Sargeant Memorial Room, 2nd Floor.
2. Census of the United States (1790-1920).
3. Northampton County Will Book.
4. Slave Marriages of Northampton County, North Carolina.

I. Census Bureau of New York, 201 Varick Street, New York 10014.
(212) 337-1300
A. Census of Northampton County, North Carolina (1790-1920).
B. Census Index of North Carolina (1790-1920).

J. Census Records Available
1. 1790 Census of Northampton County, North Carolina (Occoneeche Township).
2. 1840 Census of Northampton County, North Carolina.
3. 1850 Census of Northampton County, North Carolina.
4. 1860 Slave Schedule of Northampton County, North Carolina.
5. 1870 Census of Northampton County, North Carolina.
6. 1880 Census of Northampton County, North Carolina.
7. 1900 Census of North County, North Carolina.
8. 1910 Census of Northampton County, North Carolina.
9. 1920 Census of Northampton County, North Carolina.

K. State Censuses
1. State Census of North Carolina-Northampton County, North Carolina ( 1784-87).
2. State Census of Virginia-Bracy (1784-87).

L. "The Free Black Population of North Carolina, Baltimore Press, 1985, pages 224-227 (Demery).
Tax List of Northampton County, North Carolina.

M. Northampton County, North Carolina Register of Deeds Office.
1. Death Certificate for Dorphus Gary.
2. " " for Silas Bynum.
3. " " for Sarah Davis Bynum.
4. " " for Jessie Parker.
5. Delayed Births.
6. Marriage Licenses.

N. The Intellectual Reserves sponsored by the Church of Latter-Day Saints.


P. Jackson Memorial Library-Northampton County, North Carolina.
1. "The History of the Parker Family of Northampton County, North Carolina".
2. "Free Black Population of North Carolina, Demery Family, pages 224-227.
3. "Northampton County Cousins"
4. "Slave Marriages of Northampton County, North Carolina with possible names Changes",
Paul Heneigg, 1989.

Census Records Found For:

Jessie Bynum, 1920.
Roger Gary, 1920.
Gladys Mungo, 1920.
Gonzalo McDow, 1920.
Sarah Bracy Davis, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920,
Silas Bynum, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920.
Emma Elizabeth Parker, 1900, 1910, 1920.
Adorphus Gary, 1900, 1910, 1920.
Ellen Clyburn, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920.
Joseph Mungo, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920.
Daisey Huey, 1900, 1910, 1920.
James T. McDow, 1900, 1910, 1920
Bettie Bracy, 1870, 1880, 1900.
Ned Raspberry Davis, 1870, 1880.
Anychin Ungerhart, 1870.
Nelson Bynum, 1870, 1880, 1900.
Easter Mungo, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920.
Burrell Clyburn, 1870, 1880.
Minnie Demory, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920.
Jessie Burton Parker, 1880, 1900.
Rebecca Moody, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920.
John Mungo, 1900, 1910.
Alexander Huey, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920.

There are over 100 census records for the members of these families which includes the descendants and non-direct family census records.

Family Groups Sheets

The family group sheets will not be included with the family history because it comprise of over 700 family units with over 2118 individual entries. Therefore, if a family member would like to get a copy of the family group sheets please contact the author.

Pedigree Charts

There are four grandparent which comprise of the main lines that direct this family history. The pedigree charts contain the names of the grandparent and their ancestors on individual sheets. They are located in the section entitled "The Ancestral Lines of Darryl Eley" which gives a detailed look at the family at a glance. The charts are in the shape of a fan which gives the names of all the ancestral lines to the 2nd great grandparents-five-generations. There are only four charts available. Until the pedigree cannot be explained, the pedigree chart to connect to the past generation shall be give. Otherwise, the information shall be put in the "The Descendancy Chart of .........".

Descendants Charts

The Descendancy Chart gives a detailed description of the members of a particular family as birth, marriage, death, and any other information is explained in its entirety. All direct ancestors are in bold letters. All children and grandchildren of the person shall be explained by generation but has a connecting number to refer to the information.


The following interviews took place from 1979-2002. These interviews assisted in the pursuit of the family research and compilation of the information contained in this book:

Betty Mae Bynum Eley-August 17, 1979.
Jessie Vera Bynum Faison-August 20, 1979.
Minnie Pollard-September 16, 1979.
Joseph Faison-December 25, 1979.
Alma Carrie Bynum Davis-April 15-17, 1980.
Shonda Gary-June 25, 1980.
Richard Lee McDow-February 14, 1985.
Bernice Vaughan-March 11, 1984.
Elizabeth Bracy Pearson-March 1985.
Melva James-April 25, 1985.
Inez Parker Alexander-July 16, 1985
Barbara Bynum Stephenson-January 16, 1986.
Thomas Davis-July 5, 1986.
Betty Davis-May 17, 1998.
Daniel Davis-August 7, 2000.

Book Sources

Bentley, Elizabeth Petty. The Genealogist Handbook. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1995.

Blockson, Charles L. Black Genealogy. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Black Classic Press, 1977.

Eakle, Arlene and Cerni, Johni, editors. The Source book of American Genealogy. Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry Publishing, 1984.

Eicholz, Alice, Ph. D., C.G. Ancestry's Redbook: American States, County and Town Sources. Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry Publishing, rev. Ed., 1992.

Everton's Genealogical Helper. 1994 edition. Logan, Utah: The Everton Publishers, Inc., 1994.

Gilfond, Henry. Genealogy: How to Find Your Roots. New York: Franklin Watts, 1978.

Greenwood, Val. D. The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy. 2nd Ed., rev. & enlarged. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1991.

National Archives and Records Administration. Using Records in the National Archives for Genealogical Research. Washington, DC,: National Archives, 1990.

National Archives Trust Fund Board. Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives. Washington, DC:NATF, 1985.

Smith, Jessie Carney, Ed. Ethnic Genealogy: A Research Guide. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1983.

Wolfman, Ira. Do People Grow on Trees? New York, New York: Workman's Publishing., Inc., 1991.

Chambers, Valerie N. The Genealogical Helper. Logan, Utah: The Everton's Publishers, Inc., 6 issues per year.

American Genealogical Research Institute Staff. How to Trace You Family Tree. Garden City, NJ: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1973.

Bentley, Elizabeth Petty. Directory of Family Associations. 1993-94 Ed. Baltimore:Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1993.

Lainhart, Ann S. State Census Records. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1992.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Baltimore. Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986.

Houghton, Carl C. Portsmouth, Virginia -Bicentennial (1752-1952) Historical Program. Gift to Portsmouth Public Library-July 11, 1984.

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