Re: Henry Hollingsworth Mary Ann Murrah/Murray m: 1746 Duplin Co.
Again, thank you Elton.We have the same connection with Anne Robinson so we are family.I have spent time in Duplin County, NC with my wife Christine Garcia Beasley in March 2005 and walked many of the same paths as my ancestors.I have not been able to find who the parents of Austin Beasley Sr. b: 1755/60 and who his father-in-law Hardy Carroll's parents were.We do know who Lydia Hollingsworth Carroll's family line are. I found in my search that some think that John Beesley of Craven Co., NC. is Austin Sr's father but in an 1850 census, Austin Beasley Jr. listed his dad as being born in Virginia and a John Beesley (Son of Oxford Beesley b: 1731 to John Beesley b: 1685 NC) was born in Craven Co., NC.Austin Beasley had owned land next to Solomon and Abraham Beasley (who's parents were Solomon and Rachael Taylor Beasley of Beasley Island) before they went south to New Hanover County and SC.In one deed, Austin Sr. bought 113 acres on the east side of Maxwell's Swamp and had a John Beesley witness the purchase of land on 4 Aug 1782.Austin Beasley and John Beesley are listed next to each other in the Revolutionary War records.Austin Sr. bought 431 acres of land on 20 Sep 1810 from Thomas and Daniel L., (Gen. James Kenan's son's, and acting executors of his will) on the heads of Rockfish and Beasley's Mill Swamp.Yesterday, Lana Beasley was at our home in Albuquerque, New Mexico and we found that her family is connected to Elizabeth Kenan, James Kenan's sister who's father was Thomas Kenan.During Christine and my adventure in March, we drove 2876 miles in 9 days from Washington DC through the Carolina's to Florida and up through Dale Co., AL. visiting family plantations and Daniel Boone's parents home in Tennesee.We found Austin Jr. and Eleanor Reed Powell's resting place at Mossy Grove Cemetery, Dale Co. AL. and Austin Jr's. brother William Reed Beasley's resting place in Spottsylvania, VA where he was killed during the Civil War.This has been an adventure and the story's are amazing.You have a wealth of information and I thank you for sharing. Mark at [email protected] E-mail me anytime.