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Looking for members of Morris or Riggs families of Pamlico/Craven county North Carolina.

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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!

Mary

Surnames: MORRIS RIGGS
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on 2007-09-22 17:38:30

marymbishop , from Michigan, USA, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Aug 2007. is researching the following names: , MORRIS, RIGGS and 1 other(s).

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by allycat on 2007-09-22 17:54:26

Hmmm 'AD6' you say? My, that most definitely is the earliest I heard mentioned for a family tree online!

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by jhansird on 2008-03-31 13:38:19

I haven't heard of a line as far back at AD6 either, but my RIGGS line does go back at least to the 1500's in England. Haven't tried to find anything beyond that. My RIGGS line also has MORRIS in it. I believe somewhere there is a relationship between the RIGGS line in Craven County and the RIGGS line of Surry County but, to my knowledge it hasn't been found as yet. If you are interested in any of the Surry Co. NC RIGGS please contact me. EDWARD RIGGS and JESSE RIGGS went to Western NC/Tennessee in the 1770's and settled. If interested you can contact me direct at ljhan2319@yahoo.com

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