Looking for members of Morris or Riggs families of Pamlico/Craven county North Carolina.
Hello, I am mmbishop, a retired educator from Michigan. I started doing genealogical research a months ago after retiring in June, 2007. I have found more than I ever expected and am definitely bitten by the "genealogical research bug". I am currently looking for information about my father's family (Morris and Riggs from Pamlico county/craven county, North Carolina). My great-great-grandfather was Samuel Morris (g-g-grandmother, Marian Morris). They were born about 1815 to 1825 in North Carolina, I believe. Another great-great-grandfather was Jessie L. Riggs (wife, Patsy Jones Riggs). THey were born about 1820 to 1830, probably in North Carolina. They all were likely from the area of Craven/Beaufort/Pamlico counties.
If you have any info on these people or anyone likely related, I'd be delighted to hear from you. Otherwise, good hunting. This genealogical research is fun, fun, fun.
NOW FOR THE BIG QUESTION. I found a listing for my paternal great-grandmother's family that led back to the year AD 6. This came from ancestry. com. First I got several lines back to 1540, 1350, and 870. Then the site disappeared for a few days and reappeared with info stretching back to AD 6. Have any of you had this experience with ancestry. com? The original info appeared probable, but the newly added entries... ?
Thanks for setting up this great site!