- Berkley and Julian Willis (145 KB)
Berkley Willis, aka "Uncle Buck", was the first born child of Joseph Lemuel Willis and Mattie Mason.He was born Nov. 24, 1903 and died in April, 1967.Granddaddy Julian was the second born.He is on the right.This picture looks to have been taken about 1910.
- Clem Manly Fulcher and Emma Robinson (492 KB)
My paternal grandmother's parents, in a photo taken shortly after their marriage, right after the turn of the century."Papa Clem", son of William Henry Fulcher and Elizabeth Mason was born March 1, 1886 and died Nov. 26, 1963.Emma Robinson, daughter of Samuel William Robinson and Elizabeth Jane Willis, was born May 15, 1886 and died December 18, 1922, of pneumonia following childbirth complications.Papa Clem never remarried.
- Nova Pearl Milliken-"Grandma Stanley" (327 KB)
Nova Pearl Milliken, aka my Grandma Stanley, was the eldest child of Samuel Thomas Milliken and Annie Demaris Long.She was born July 4, 1914 and died April 4, 1995.She is pictured here with my mother, Betty Earle Stanley, on the right and my aunt, Carol Ann Stanley, on the left.
- George Edgar Stanley & Sara Victoria Marlowe (400 KB)
My maternal grandfather's parents.George Edgar Stanley, son of John D. Stanley and Hannah Jane Hewett, was born May 6, 1867 and died Sept. 30, 1942.Sara Victoria Marlowe, daughter of Irwin J. Marlowe and Martha Stanley, was born April 16, 1874, and died Aug. 9, 1943.
- George G. Stanley-"Granddaddy Stanley" (76 KB)
My maternal grandfather, George Goley Stanley, son of George Edgar Stanley and Sara Victoria Marlowe.Born July 11, 1904.Died, February 23, 1994.
- Uncle Jesse Long (221 KB)
Jesse James Long, son of Daniel T. Long and Mary Hewett, 1893-1951.My maternal grandmother wrote "Uncle Jesse Long" on the back of this photo, since he was her maternal uncle.
- Mary E. Hewett (69 KB)
This is a photo of one of my great-great grandmothers, Mary E. Hewett.She was born August 2, 1855, and married Daniel T. Long on September 10, 1870.She had 12 children altogether, but the first four died within 2 weeks of each other in December, 1879, of diptheria.She died July 19, 1909.One of her daughters was Annie Demaris Long, who was Nova Pearl Milliken's mother.Thanks to cousin Gary Ludlum for the photo.
- James Wessel Stanley (73 KB)
James Wessel "Wess" Stanley was born August 10, 1878 and died March 17, 1955, the youngest son of John D. Stanley and Hannah J. Hewett, andbrother of George Edgar Stanley.He is pictured here with his grandsons Landis, Delane & Latham.Thanks to cousin Mark Stanley (great-grandson of Uncle Wess) for the photo.
- Daniel T. Long (69 KB)
This is one of my great-great grandfathers, Daniel T. Long.He was born March 6, 1849.He married Mary E. Hewett on September 10, 1870, in Brunswick County.He died January 3, 1929.Thanks to cousin Gary Ludlum for the photo.
- Granddaddy Julian and me (24 KB)
This photo was taken in 1969.It's one of my favorites.
- Joseph Lemuel Willis & Mattie Mason (131 KB)
Here is a picture of a young Daddy Joe with his bride, Mattie Mason, and their firstborn, Berkley.They later had 2 more children; Julian and Mildred.Mattie Mason was the daughter of Charlie Mason and Louisa Robinson, and she was born on February 11, 1882 and died January 31, 1909.Daddy Joe went on to marry a young widow named Clora Nelson, aka "Mama Clora", and they had 7 more children.
- Julian Willis-"Granddaddy Julian" (23 KB)
My paternal Granddaddy, Julian Willis.Born Nov. 22, 1905, died Feb. 3, 1977.
- Mending Net (104 KB)
A familiar scene.From left to right:Roderick Hill, Carroll Willis and Joe Willis, mending net in the 1950's.Joe Willis is my great-uncle, son of Joseph Lemuel Willis and Clora Nelson.
- Granddaddy Julian's boat (738 KB)
This is Granddaddy Julian and his boat, the Modoc.
- Grandma Glennie and Aunt Edna (25 KB)
This is my paternal grandmother, Glennie Marie Fulcher Willis, and my great-aunt Edna in the 1950's.Edna is the daughter of Joseph Lemuel Willis and Clora Nelson.
- Joseph Lemuel Willis-"Daddy Joe" (163 KB)
This is Granddaddy Julian's daddy, Joseph Lemuel Willis, aka "Daddy Joe", sitting in Clyde Morris's store in Atlantic, NC, enjoying a Coke.He was born April 12, 1879 and died Dec. 29, 1973.He was the father of ten children.His funeral was the first I ever attended.He was the son of John D. Willis and Angeline Salter.
- Last Will and Testament-Samuel Williston-1797 (19 KB)
Samuel Williston was a son of John Williston, Sr.
- Roster of Company G, 20th Regiment NC Troops (428 KB)
This is a roster of the 20th NC Regiment, Company G.My great-great-grandfather, John D. Stanley, was a member of this regiment, as was his brother, Asa Stanley, and his brother-in-law, Abel K. Hewett.The 20th NC Regiment was organized at Fort Johnston (Smithville), Brunswick Co. on June 18, 1861.Company G was enlisted on May 25, 1861 and was mustered into service as part of the 20th Regiment on June 19, 1861.Most of the men were from Brunswick County.The 20th NC Regiment was part of the Army of Northern Virginia, and participated in several well-known battles, such as the Seven Days' Battle,Sharpsburg (Antietam), Chancellorsville and Gettysburg.
- Last Will and Testament of James C. Stanland, 1860 (15 KB)
The original document is at the State Archives in Raleigh, NC.James C. Stanland died not long after this will was signed.The "John D. Stanland" mentioned in the will is John D. Stanley, father of George Edgar, who was the father of George Goley Stanley.
- Last Will & Testament of John Williston, Jr. -1771 (15 KB)
John Williston made his will and died in Carteret County in 1771.He was a shoemaker. He was a son of John Williston, Sr. and brother of Thomas Williston.He makes no reference to a wife or children, so he likely died a young man.The original document is at the State Archives in Raleigh, NC.
- Last Will & Testament of John Williston, Sr.-1775 (17 KB)
John Williston, Sr.'s will was written in 1775, and he died in 1785.He is the father of John Williston, Jr., who died in 1771, and his relationship to me is through his son Thomas Williston.John Williston-->Thomas Williston-->George Williston-->Martin Willis-->John D. Willis-->Joseph L. Willis-->Julian Willis-->Julian Francis Willis.The original document is at the State Archives in Raleigh, NC.
- Last Will and Testament of Roger Mason, Sr.-1754 (14 KB)
OK.See if this makes sense.Roger Mason-->John Mason-->Joshua Mason.Joshua had son John Mason by his 1st wife, Nancy Styron, and son Caleb Mason by his 2nd wife, Elizabeth Salter.Joshua Mason-->John Mason-->Jency Mason-->John D. Willis-->Joseph L. Willis (Daddy Joe).And also:Joshua Mason-->Caleb Mason--> 1)Elizabeth Mason-->Clem Manly Fulcher (Papa Clem) and 2)James Mason-->Charles Mason-->Mattie Mason.Got it?:-)A microfilm copy of the original is at the State Archives in Raleigh, NC.
- Last Will and Testament-John Mason, Sr.-1752 (12 KB)
This is the will of John Mason, Sr., son of Roger Mason, Sr.See notes under Roger Mason for how he's related.To make a long story short, John's son Joshua is a common ancestor to 2 of my great-grandfathers on my dad's side, Papa Clem and Daddy Joe.A microfilm copy of the original is at the State Archives in Raleigh, NC.
- Estate Inventory-John Mason, Sr.-1756 (12 KB)
Estate Inventory of John Mason, Sr.I'm not sure exactly when he died, since the inventory is clearly dated November 14th, 1756, and yet the inventory was "proved in court and allowed" June 4th, 1756.