Re: Ransdell's In N.C.
While traveling through Raleigh, N.C. approximately 12 years ago we spotted a sign advertising property for sale with "W. C. Ransdell" listed as the realtor.We telephoned him and met him for lunch.Mention was made of his brother David Morton Ransdell and wife Elaine who lived in Fuquay Varina, N.C. and we stopped and visited with them.Another brother, Durwood Ransdell, was employed at Stephens Hardware & Home Center in Fuquay Varina, N.C.We also talked with him.He was researching the Ransdell family.I will email you his address.David Morton Ransdell stated his father was William Calvin Ransdell, and his grandfather was Sylvester Roosevelt Ransdell.
The family had a researcher by the name of Bliss Cooper from Godwin, N.C. do workon the Ransdell family in 1967.Some information prepared by Mr. Cooper is noted below:
"Jarvis Ransdell petitioned for a division of Orange County and Guilford County in Assembly, 1773.
Randel:A justice in House of Commons in Bladen County, N.C., 1781.
Peter Randel in Assembly, Montgomery County N.C., asking for a courthouse.
The family settled in Mass. very early migrating to Virginia, N.C. and many other states.
The first Federal Census taken 1790 listed 46 families all spelling the name Ransdell in Mass."
There were numerous Ransdells who served from Mass. in the Revolutionary War.
Mention was made of a Ransdell Chapel.Somewhere I have read there is a Ransdell Funeral Chapel, however I do not know where it is located.