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Re: Brockwells of Orange County, NC
Posted by: Don Thompson Date: July 16, 2001 at 17:04:10
In Reply to: Brockwells of Orange County, NC by Sterling M. Brockwell, Jr. of 98


I am trying to trace my Mother's line of Brockwells and would appreciate any help you could offer. I have my Grandmother's family bible and it list some birth's and deaths related to my Mother's side of the family. What I am really trying to determine is if any relatives of mine were soldiers in the Civil War.

Here is the line as recorded in the bible:

George W. Brockwell was born 9/4/1867 - died 5/7/1917
Berta V. Strayhorn (Married George 12/27/1893) born 4/27/1877 - died 10/8/1939
Katie May Brockwell born 5/25/1894 - died 10/8/1939
James Calaiborn (spelling?) Brockwell born 4/6/1897 - died 1/25/1898
Bettie Ann Brockwell - born ? - died 1/29/1897
Aubrey Lee Brockwell born 4/21/1899 died 9/21/1899
Plato P. Brockwell born 10/5/1900 - died 4/12/1902
Leyborn Otto Brockwell born 9/12/1902 - died ?
Fris or Tris Thelma Brockwell born 8/15/1905
Ethel Eola Brockwell born 12/8/1907 (My Mother)- died 10/4/1986

My Grandparents were married at a Mr James Brockwell's home. He died 11/26/1904. I do not know the relationship of Mr James Brockwell to my grandfather George.

There are also recordings of the birth and death of some Strayhorns. I assume they were my grandmother's relatives but there was no mention of relationship.

My mother married Norfleet William Thompson who lived in Orange Co and was the son of William and Berta Thompson. I have been to Thompson family reunions at the old Thompson home place west of Hillsboro. I am not sure if the Brockwell my mother married was from Orange counrty or not. I know tere was a large number of Strayhorns from that area as my grandmother on the Thompson side was a Strayhorn also.

Thanks in advance Sterling.


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