States: North Carolina: Carteret
There is a Jacob Rumbley/Rumley in my family tree, born in Orange CO NC on 25 Apr 1825. I also show that he served in the same military unit. My records showed that he married Mary E Griffith ca 1861. Jacob's parents were Edward Edmund Rumbley/Rumley (b1780 Caroline CO MD, d19-Jan-1855 Guilford Co NC) and Mary Nancy "Polly" Holt (b ca1800 Orange Co NC, d ca 1874 Guilford Co NC). Edward Edmund was the brother of Thomas Rumbley, one of my direct ancestors. They are all from the line of Rumley's or Rumbley's from Dorchester County MD. To this day there is a Rumbley Township in Maryland in the area of their land holdings from colonial times. (The family name has been spelled Rumbley, Rumley, and Rumbly through various generations and by various census takers.)
Edward & Thomas' parents were John III Rumbley & Rachel James; John's parents were Edward Rumley and Eleanor unknown; Edward's parents were John (Yohann Yerrick) Rumley and Ann Pop. This John Rumley, of Irish descent, was born between 1677 and 1680 in Germany near the Rhine River. It gets fuzzy here with some claiming his parents were John S Rumley (b1659 Ireland) and Priscilla Unknown. There is a record of John and Priscilla Rumley purchasing 400 acres on Goose Creek in Caroline CO MD on 20-Oct-1705. Others show a David (Edward) Rumley born ca 1649 in County Cork Ireland, perhaps married to a Mary MacCreadie. This, however, has been disputed and I know of no one who has real evidence beyond Johann Yerrick's birth records from Germany. So, our Rumley heritage goes back at least that far in the US.
The tie from Jacob to Edward Edmund, and his military service is documented by several descendants, so I have confidence in this part of the genealogy.
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