Please note that I am not a Wimberly Family researcher. I own a few Edgecombe Co. record books and do volunteer lookups in them. Occasionally when I respond to a researcher, I post the records on genforum with the hope they will help other researchers.
Early Bible Records of Edgecombe Co., NC
p. 149 Joshua Lawrence Family Record
John Lawrence, died Edgecombe Co. 1795, married Abby ______. Their son, Joshua Lawrence, d. 1842, prominent Baptist Preacher of Edgecombe County, married Mary, daughter of John Knight.
John Lawrence, d. 1880 (son of Joshua & Mary Lawrence) married ____ Batts.
John and ___, had a daughter, Martha Lawrence, who married Joseph W. Wimberly. Joseph W. & Martha Wimberly had a daughter, Annie Wimberly d.s.p.
(I think d.s.p. means died single person)
p. 201 James Jones Philips Family Record:
John Ward Philips, b. 1850, d. 30 Oct 1902, married Catherine Wimberly.
p. 297 From the diary of Jesse Harrison Powell 1854-1858:
14 March 1855 – Mr. Archibald H. Arington and Kate Wimberly were married today.
p. 298 ibid
5 June 1855. Mary Ann Wimberly died at nine o’clock tonight.
7 June 1855. Mr. Owens preached the funeral of Mary Ann Wimberly at 10 o’clock. One of George W. Whitfield’s carriage horses ran away.
p. 309 Edgecombe County Deaths and Marriages from the Tarboro Press:
Mrs. Catherine L. Wimberley, a native of Edgecombe County, aged 60 years, died on February 12, 1840, at the residence of George W. Whitfield, Gainesville, Sumter County, Alabama. She went there in 1836 and was a member of the Baptist Church for about forty years. March 14, 1840 issue of The Tarboro Press.
p. 323 From the diary of Joseph Willis Powell:
16 Nov 1879. Lou Wimberly, wife of George L., was buried in Tarboro.
Marriage Records of Edgecombe County, NC:
1760 23 Oct. Marriage bond of Amos Cotton & Zilpha Wimberly. Joseph Cotton, bondsman; James Hall, witness.
Last will of George Wimberley, Sr., dated 1764, proved 1768 Edgecombe Co., names daughter Zylpha Cotton.
1764 1 Sep. Marriage bond of George Wimberly and Charity Thomas. Malachi Hinton, Bondsman; Edward Hall, witness.
1827 28 May. George Wimberly m. Catherine Hart. Henry Bryan & Edward L. Moore, bondsmen; Ml. Hearn, witness.
Tarboro Free Press, issue of June 2, 1827:
George Wimberly, of Johnston County [NC] to Mrs. Catherine Hart, by Rev. Joshua Lawrence.
1859 1 Dec. Marriage bond of Joseph W. Wimberly & Martha Lawrence. William T. Macnair, bondsman; W. A. Jones, Clerk, witness. Married 1 Dec 1859 by Thomas R. Owen, M.G.
1849 13 Dec. George W. Whitfield m. Mary L. Wimberly. Robert H. Winborne, bondsman; John Norfleet, Clerk, witness.
Deed Records of Edgecombe Co., NC – 1759-1772
1759 24 Sep. Deed from Jesse Green , planter, to Joseph Sumner, planter, both of Edgecombe Co., ..George Wimberly was one of the witnesses. Edgecombe Co. NC deed Book 00, p. 43.
1761 19 June. George Wimberly of Edgecombe Co. to Francis Ellender of same, for £5 Virginia money a tract of 100 acres on the north bank of Tar River adjoining said Wimberly, it being part of a Granville grant ot said Wimberly. Wit: William Haywood, George Wimberly, Junr. Deed Book 00, p. 268
1761 15 Sep. Richard Swanson of Edgecobe Co. to George Wimberly of same, Gent., for £30 lawful money of North Carolina a tract of 570 acres on the north side of Swift Creek adjoining Enoch Lewis, Proctor, Benjamin Hart, and Joshua Wimberlly. Wit: Sherrod Haywood, George Wimberly. Deed Book 00, p. 340.
1761 15 Oct. Earl Granville grant to Sherwood Haywood of Edgecombe Co., a tract of 350 acres on Dorehead Pocosin adjoining Geo. Wimberly, Gregory Stallions, Elizabeth Pitman, Thomas Price, Isaac Dickenson, Hilliard, and Henry Bond. Wit: Samuel Swann, Jno. Linton. Deed Book 1, p. 173.
1765 21 Mar. George Wimberly, Senr. And wife, Morning (X) Wimberly, of Edgecombe Co. To George Wimberly, Junr., of same, for £500 current money two certain tracts of land whereon said George Wimberly, Junr. Then lived, bounded on the lower side by land belonging to Francis Elender, on the east side by the estate of Robert Coleman, deceased, Gregory Stallions, and Moses Woodard, on the west side by the estate of Henry Bond, deceased, and on the other side by the river. One tract was a royal patent to George Wimberly, Senr. Bearing date July 28, 1743 for 640 acres, out of which he sold 100 acres to Francis Elender; the other tract was a Granville grant for 370 acres bearing date Dec. 12, 1;760. Wit: Aquilla Sugg, Wm. Haywood. Mourning Wimberly was examined separately concerning her right of dower by Dempsey Grimes, Esq. Deed Book C, p. 285.
1765 21 Mar. George Wimberly and wife, Morning (X) Wimberly, of Edgecombe Co. to Josiah Murphree of same. For £50 a tract of 500 acres on Philip’s Branch adjoining Proctor, Benjamin Hart, and Joshua Wombwell, it being part of a tract of land said Wimberly bought of one Richard Swanson. Wit: Aquilla Sugg, Wm. Haywood. Mourning Wimberly was examined separately concerning her right of dower by Dempssey Grymes, Esq. Deed Book C, p. 319.
1765 5 July. George Wimberly, the Elder, of Edgecombe Co. to John Philips of same, for £5 10s, Virginia money a tract of 70 acres on Saddle Pocosin Branch adjoining Enoch Lewis and Joshua Womble (Wombwell), it being part of a tract of 570 acres of wich said Wimberly had already conveyed the other 500 acres to Josiah Murphree by deed. Wit: Wm. Haywood, George Wimberly. Deed Book C, p. 333.
Will of George Wimberly
Dated: 26 may 1764
Proven: May Ct 1768
Edgecombe County, NC
Wife: Mourning Wimberly-all the estate I had with her the day of our marriage and the increase at the day of our death.
Son: George Wimberly-plantation where I formerly lived on the North side of the Tar River which land is contained in two grants one by patent and one by deed and containing 1010 acres, also give him Negroes Toney, Jean, Dick.
Dau: Zilphia Cotton-Negroes Judy, Cate, Dick.
Dau: Sarah Wimberly-Negroes Rachal, and Patt.
Dau: Phereby Wimberly-Negroes Rose and Letis.
Rest of estate to my son George.
Exec: son George, friend Elias Fort
Wit: Sher, Haywood, Jacon Dickenson, Charity Thomas.
(Edgecombe County Will Abstracts, 1732-1792, Golden West Marketing, pages 92- 93.)
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