Joel & family from Currituck to Davie, NC, 1805
I am not researching these people, just entering information from one of my books.From the "Davie County Heritage Book," 1997, is the following:
"In 1805 two hurricanes hit the North Carolina coast.In Currituck County homes and barns were destroyed, but even worse was the contamination of the cropland with salt water.Many families, including the Ferebees, Ballances, and Kinyouns packed up and moved inland.They crossed the Yadkin River, settling in the northwest corner of Rowan County.The area then became known as Little Currituck.When Davie County was formed, the area was known as Clarksville Township."
"James Kinyoun was only one when his family moved.His father, Joel, was a farmer who died in 1822.James had three siblings: a half sister, Sarah, b. 1794, Lemuel, b. 1806, and Elizabeth, b. 1808.Sarah M. Henry Jones in 1811. James m. Mary (Polly) Hendricks in 1824. Lemuel m. Zilfy Ballance in 1827.Elizabeth (Lovey) m. Alfred Rex in 1829."
"James' wife, Polly was the daughter of David Hendrick, Jr., and Mary Hill.James was a farmer and served on the school committee for Clarksbille Township.Polly d. in 1856 and James in 1857.They had seven children: John Hendricks, b. 1826, Lemuel Gregory, b. 1828, David W., b. 1830, two daughters and a son unidentified, and Letitia, b. 1839.John and David studied medicine and became doctors.John and Lemuel moved to Yadkin County and married girls from there.John m. Elizabeth (Bettie) Conrad in 1856.Lemuel m. Sarah Eliza Hartgrove in 1860.David m. Mary C. Howell in 1858 and stayed in Davie."
There is further information about these people which I will enter if anyone is interested.The information was supplied for th book by Daniel W. Routh of Greensboro, NC.He has cited many sources.