Kornegay Family Genealogy Forum
I am searching the family of Kornegay starting with:
Barbra Allen Kornegay, b. 1850, Duplin County, NC. Dau. of David C. b. 1819, and Lucy A Grady, she md. John Lewis Pate, they had 8 children.
David C Kornegay, b. 1819, is the son of David b. 1765 and Charity O’daniel
David Kornegay b. 1765, is the son of William b. 1739, and Elizabeth Outlaw
William Kornegay, b. 1739, is the son of George and Mary Fisher
George Kornegay, b. 1702, is the son of John Geeorge Kornegay
Born 1736, Died June 22, 1812
William was given land by his father's will on North East in Duplin County, North Carolina. He lived in the fork of the North East and Goshen where he died. He lived, died and is buried in Glisson
Township, Duplin County. There are no markers on his grave. It is up on a hill and the old, old graves are not visible due to the fact that there were not stones put to the grave sites ( in olden days they used
what is know as lightwood markers).
The lightwood markers were made from pine trees that had aged and were very easily burned. When fires would burn the woodland the lightwood markers would catch on fire and burn. There are possibly
slaves buried in that same cemetery (or adjoining the Kornegay Cemetery)
and it has grown up and trees are growing on part of what is believed to
be the old Cemetery.
The cemetery is located on NC Hwy # 11. A new highway is planned
to go from Kinston, NC (County Seat of Lenoir County) to Kenansville, NC
County seat of Duplin County). The new road will go back behind the
cemetery because the cemetery is on a curve in the road and they plan to
straighten the road.
William KORNEGAY was given lands by his father's will in the northeast part of Duplin County where he lived "in the fork of North East Cape Fear River and Goshen". The 1790 Census shows only seven children born to this family, but some private records s
the names of Joseph, Abram, and Daniel. An old record in the Duplin County Courthouse shows that William KORNEGAY built the crossing over the North East River which has been known since as Kornegay's Bridge where he died June 22, 1812. According to Isaa
Kornegay's family bible.
George Kornegay born 1701, was the son of John George Kornegay and wife of the Upper Palatinate of the Rhine. As Protestants they fled their homes during the war of Spanish Succession. they had gone first to England and from there 6 May, 1709, were read to leave with the Baron graffenreid Colony, arriving in the Carolina in May 1709.They stopprd first in New Bern and then settled up the Neuse River where the entire family, except George, was killed by the Indians in 1711. George was taken hostage by th
Indians until the spring of 1712. He was then taught a trade by Jacob Miller and cared for until he became of age. He married Mary Fisher and began to settle land and raise children. His large tracts of land and slaves were located in Craven, Dobbs and Jones Counties in North Carolina. He owned several thousand acres of land. he had ten children. He died in Craven County about 22 Nov 1773. after the death of his first wife in 1759, he married Mrs Susannah Harrold and had two children by her.