Like me, I see that you're relatively new to genealogy. And unfortunately I haven't been to NC to review the vital records on my OUTLAW ancestors. Right now I'm waiting for my copies of the 1870 census records for my GGGGF, David OUTLAW. I'm trying to find out who his parents were also. I'm also awaiting a copy of the SS-5 information on my aunt, Emma OUTLAW Spruill. Emma had twin sons, one of which was Jack Outlaw, the other child's name is unknown at this time.
David OUTLAW had several children: Harriet(GGGM), Angel, Modina, Bryant, Dock, and Eliza or Elias. Martha Outlaw (GGM) was on the daughters of Harriet. So far the family tree has been traced back to 1870.
My Kornegay relatives are Gilbert KORNEGAY(GGF) and his wife, Martha OUTLAW KORNEGAY. Gilbert's parents were, Mariah ROBERTS KORNEGAY and Eli* Kornegay. I haven't discovered whether or not Gilbert had any siblings. (That's another census record that I'm waiting for) Gilbert and Martha had 13 children: Aaron and Twin X, Mabelle, Ida, Gilbert Jr., Maude (GM), Nellie, Clyde, Elnora, Esther, Leroy, Bert, and Ardella.
Because information is very scarce for our people, especially before 1865 I'm always willing to share information, thoughts, ideas, or suggestions. I have encountered some very helpful people via the Internet since I began my "soul" searching. And since they have all been a blessing to me, I like to pass on the blessings.
I'll try looking up some the names that you mentioned in your last posting while I'm doing my own research. Keep in touch and let me know what you come with.
And you may want to try The Freedmen's Savings and Trust for former slave records, The Freedmen's Bureau through the National Archives for former slave records, Afrigeneas.com, The Tar Heel Tracks State Library of NC, and the NC Division of Archives and History (State Archives), ancestry.com and rootsweb.com to name a few.
Good Luck! and I hope to hear from you soon.
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