Manning/Dunn Hyde County NC Genealogy

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Gurganus - Of Welsh origin: from an Anglicized form of the personal name Gwrgenau, composed of the elements gwr ‘man’, ‘warrior’ + cenau ‘whelp’, ‘young dog’, a term used in Welsh heroic poetry for a soldier ferocious in attack.

I have been looking for a Margaret Marie Gurganus, granddaughter to Missouri Manning (she is my first cousin and a granddaughter to Solomon Manning). Sadly she appears to have passed in 2000. What is interesting is that she was married to a fella from Louisiana named Leon Fabian DeVillier. He is interesting due to a note I found on him as follows:
 
Master Sergeant Devillier was the radar observer of a F7F-3N Tigercat fighter with Marine Night Fighter Squadron 513, Marine Air Group 12, 1st Marine Air Wing. On October 31, 1951, while on a combat mission of bombing enemy targets near Kaesong, South Korea, a blast from the aircraft's bomb damaged it causing it to crash and burst into flames. He was listed as Missing in Action and was presumed dead on May 3, 1954. For his leadership and valor, Master Sergeant Devillier was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal, the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

The note says that he passed October 31, 1951. Who knows if he ever saw his newborn son at the time, Leon Fabian DeVillier born April 5, 1951. Everyone is affected by war. Thank God for our freedom and for those who pledge their lives to protect it.
1-Ransom Gurganus (1818-before 1870)
+Louisa "Lucy"  (1825-)
. 2-Elisha King Gurganus (1848-)
. 2-John Canady Gurganus (1850-3 February 1902)
. +Missouri Manning (1862-)
. . 3-Alton Gurganus (1918-)
. . 3-Della Welthania Gurganus (4 November 1895-22 October 1970)
. . +William Sanford White (30 August 1890-20 June 1961)
. . 3-Sarah Gurganus (-)
. . +Macon Gowers (-)
. . 3-Orvis Alexander Gurganus (2 July 1883-)
. . +Mattie Vantee "Bumpsy" Bell (11 March 1885-24 January 1930)
. . . 4-Rachel  Gurganus (1907-)
. . . +Rhodes (-)
. . . 4-Ida Blanche Gurganus (4 January 1910-31 July 2002)
. . . 4-Array "Ray" Gurganus (12 January 1919-27 January 2004)
. . . +Pauline Berry (-)
. . . . 5-Barry Gurganus (-)
. . . . +Pat  (-)
. . . . . 6-Gina Gurganus (-)
. . . . . +Doug Sauder (-)
. . . . . 6-Jackie Gurganus (-)
. . . . . +Jeff Diemer (-)
. . . 4-Orvis Edward Gurganus (12 January 1919-)
. . . 4-Charlie Jackson Gurganus (7 July 1925-November 1983)
. . . 4-Alton Lewis Gurganus (7 July 1925-9 March 1927)
. . . 4-Margaret Marie Gurganus (29 September 1926-22 August 2000)
. . . +Leon Fabian DeVillier (5 February 1922-31 October 1951)
. . . . 5-Leon Fabian DeVillier (5 April 1951-)
. . +Vama Lee Soules (22 May 1906-)
. . 3-John Thad Gurganus (18 September 1893-)
. . +Carthine Chambers (1903-20 January 1939)
. . . 4-Margaret Gurganus (1921-7 November 1921)
. . . 4-John "Johnnie" Gurganus (1924-)
. . . 4-Annie Mae Gurganus (14 January 1927-)
. . . 4-Caroline Gurganus (4 November 1932-)
. 2-Bettie Gurganus (1851-)
. 2-Ephraim Gurganus (1855-)
. 2-Mary Jane Gurganus (1857-)
. +James B Barnett (-)
. 2-Theophilus Gurganus (1859-)
. 2-Martha Gurganus (1861-12 January 1932)
. +Ed Langley (-)
. 2-Jesse Gurganus (1862-)
. +Becky Swindell (-)

George Cannon Mannng, and Mary Jane Manning (both shown below) are both my first cousins. 


1-Aaron Gurganus (-)
+Wealthy Winfield (-)
. 2-Sarah "Sallie" Gurganus (-)
. +Dr. John Pryor Stotesbury (maybe 1755-)
. . 3-Ira Holiday Stotesbury (1811-)
. . +Matilda  (1824-)
. . . 4-Mary Elizabeth Stotesbury (1835-)
. . . +Benjamin Spencer (1845-)
. . . . 5-Mary E Spencer (1866-)
. . . . 5-Nee Nancy Ann Spencer (23 August 1873-27 June 1966)
. . . . +George Cannon Manning (1864-1911)
. . . . . 6-Ludy Ann Manning (12 May 1893-9 November 1991)
. . . . . +Theodore Earnest Burnett (-9 March 1938)
. . . . . . 7-Lilyan Deborah Burnett (11 July 1912-3 July 2003)
. . . . . . +Vongehr (-)
. . . . . . 7-Truman Theodore Burnett (4 November 1914-)
. . . . . . 7-Evelyn Adalene Burnett (-)
. . . . . 6-Carlos Benjamin Manning (1907-1989)
. . . . . +Ruby Belle Allen (1906-1999)
. . . . . . 7-Carlos Ervin Manning (21 April 1932-)
. . . . . . +Jacqueline R Manning (-)
. . . . . . . 8-Carlos Ervin "Buster" Manning (3 August 1955-)
. . . . . . . 8-Maurice Neil Manning (5 November 1963-)
. . . . 5-Sarah E Spencer (1877-)
. . . 4-Ann Eliza Stotesbury (6 January 1847-7 May 1918)
. . . +David Morgan Carawan (18 October 1848-25 December 1928)
. . . . 5-Melissa Evelina Carawan (25 July 1881-5 August 1961)
. . . . +John Robert O'Neal (29 January 1871-27 January 1937)
. . . . 5-Ella Matilda Carawan (29 November 1878-26 December 1955)
. . . 4-Eveline Stotesbury (1849-)
. . . 4-Almira Stotesbury (1849-)
. . . 4-Ira Holiday Stotesbury (28 January 1851-6 June 1888)
. . . +Sarah  Cuthrell (1854-)
. . . . 5-Joseph Lawrence Stotesbury (25 January 1882-19 November 1960)
. . . . +Annie S Davis (maybe 1889-)
. . . . . 6-Asia Belle  Stotesbury (5 December 1907-December 1980)
. . . . . +Guy Laird Allen (21 February 1905-)
. . . . . . 7-Troy Clint Allen (24 February 1929-)
. . . . . . 7-Marion Durrell Allen (-)
. . . . . . 7-Nellie Mae Allen (-)
. . . . . . +Chancey Junior Sawyer (31 January 1928-9 June 1998)
. . . . . . . 8-Joe Don Sawyer (24 August 1955-16 September 2007)
. . . . . . . +Phyllis Lee (-)
. . . . . . . . 9-Joe Don Sawyer (-)
. . . . . . . . 9-Timothy Sawyer (-)
. . . . . . . . 9-Mallory Sawyer (-)
. . . . . . . . 9-Andrea Sawyer (-)
. . . . . . . 8-Guy Wooodward Sawyer (7 April 1957-)
. . . . . . . 8-Mike Lynn Sawyer (-)
. . . . . . . 8-John Wayne Sawyer (28 March 1964-)
. . . . . . . 8-Juanita Faye Sawyer (-)
. . . . . . . 8-Hattie Marlene Sawyer (-)
. . . . . . . 8-Margaret Ann Sawyer (-)
. . . . . . . 8-Angela Mae Sawyer (-)
. . . . . . 7-Annetta Allen (-)
. . . . . . 7-Ava Rea Allen (-)
. . . . . . 7-Oneva Pearl Allen (-)
. . . . . 6-Oliver Warren Stotesbury (22 September 1910-18 September 1976)
. . . . . 6-Christine C Stotesbury (1913-)
. . . . . 6-Joseph R Stotesbury (1916-)
. . . . . 6-William A Stotesbury (1917-)
. . . . 5-Lewis Edward Stotesbury (5 September 1883-16 January 1963)
. . . . +Ella M Hodges (maybe 1892-)
. . . . . 6-Robert Lee Stotesbury (19 January 1910-14 November 1982)
. . . . . +uk Blake (-)
. . . . . 6-Mitchell Allen Stotesbury (1902-)
. . . . . 6-Walter L Stotesbury (25 November 1912-28 March 2005)
. . . . . 6-George D Stotesbury (1918-)
. . . . 5-Isaac Stotesbury (16 May 1885-23 August 1961)
. . . . +Edith F Rose (-)
. . . . . 6-Alton Stotesbury (25 November 1908-November 1970)
. . . . . 6-Isaac Stotesberry (2 April 1912-May 1978)
. . . . . 6-Fanny A Stotesbury (1915-)
. . . . . 6-Daisy Stotesbury (1917-)
. . . . . 6-Clara Ann Stotesbury (1918-)
. . . . . 6-Arthur Edward Stotesbury (-)
. . . . . +Juanita Ray (-)
. . . . . . 7-Susan Stotesbury (-)
. . . . . . +Stills (-)
. . . . 5-Ira Holiday Stotesbury (June 1887-)
. . . . +Myrtle  (-)
. . . . . 6-Raleigh H Stotesbury (1911-)
. . . . . 6-Charlotte O "Lottie" Stotesbury (1916-)
. . . . 5-Sarah Evelynn Stotesberry (1889-30 October 1974)
. . . . +Lewis Bonner Paul (22 February 1887-10 June 1932)
. . . . 5-William Bennie Stotesbury (8 February 1871-9 July 1909)
. . . . +Mary Jane Manning (16 January 1874-25 April 1954)
. . . . . 6-Thomas Berkeley Stokesberry (14 August 1893-17 August 1981)
. . . . . 6-William Rufus Stotesbury (1 September 1895-9 March 1973)
. . . . . 6-Johnnie Wilford Stotesbury (12 May 1897-28 November 1989)
. . . . . +Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" Liverman (21 December 1901-9 November 1976)
. . . . . 6-Lonnie Stotesbury (1900-1917)
. . . . . 6-Carl Stotesbury (27 February 1903-21 December 1984)
. . . . . +Ruth Holland Morris (2 February 1911-18 December 1999)
. . . . . . 7-William Burley Stotesberry (24 October 1930-1 November 2000)
. . . . . . +Evelyn Allridge (-20 January 1997)
. . . . . . . 8-Jerry Stotesbury (-)
. . . . . . . +Hazel  (-)
. . . . . . . 8-Johnny Ray Stotesbury (-)
. . . . . . . +Lois  (-)
. . . . . . . 8-Jeffrey Stotesberry (-)
. . . . . . . +Jenny  (-)
. . . . . . . 8-Janet Ray Stotesbury (-)
. . . . . . . +Charles Garrish (-)
. . . . . . . 8-Judi Lynn Stotesbury (-)
. . . . . . . +Carl Alvin Garrish (24 August 1858-)
. . . . . . . 8-Jennifer Ann Stotesbury (27 January 1967-)
. . . . . . . +William Stanley Equils (9 May 1964-)
. . . . . . 7-Roland Stotesbury (-)
. . . . . . 7-Wilbur Lee Stotesbury (2 August 1936-)
. . . . . . +Betty  (-)
. . . . . . 7-Gilbert Ray Stotesbury (14 December 1941-)
. . . . . . +Ann  (-)
. . . . . . 7-Geraldine M Stotesbury (-)
. . . . . . +Paul Ormond Mason (20 September 1943-18 September 1997)
. . . . . . . 8-Paula Mason (-)
. . . . . . . +Albert Woodrow Cuthrell (20 July 1962-)
. . . . . . . . 9-Jaimey Cuthrell (1993-)
. . . . . . . 8-Timothy C Mason (-)
. . . . . . . +Dawn  (-)
. . . . . . . 8-Tammy G Mason (-)
. . . . . . 7-Mollie Jane Stotesbury (10 April 1952-)
. . . . . . +uk Harrison (-)
. . . . . . 7-Nellie Gray Stotesbury (6 May 1927-)
. . . . . . +uk Knight (-)
. . . . . 6-Lewis Hollan Stotesbury (5 March 1905-13 March 1989)
. . . . . +Eleanor Clara Joseph (28 May 1908-8 October 1983)
. . . . . . 7-Lewis "Lew" Stotesbury (-)
. . . . . . 7-Jack Stotesbury (-)
. . . 4-Arthur Stotesbury (1852-)
. . 3-John A Stotesbury (about 1794-)
. . +Eleanor "Jennie" Benson (1796-)
. . . 4-Sallie Ann Stotesbury (28 July 1817-6 February 1881)
. . . +John  Berry (2 May 1817-6 December 1898)
. . . . 5-Richard Thomas "Dick" Berry (15 October 1838-15 November 1905)
. . . . +Dora A Hall (6 May 1855-27 March 1915)
. . . . . 6-Annie Berry (19 January 1884-11 November 1929)
. . . . . +Jabie Norwood Harris (8 October 1886-3 September 1941)
. . . . 5-James Edward Berry (10 April 1844-15 July 1928)
. . . . +Martha Rebecca McGowan (-)
. . . . . 6-Alice Virginia Berry (24 February 1873-8 November 1952)
. . . . . +Richard Wade Swindell (25 December 1869-27 March 1943)
. . . . . . 7-Elmo Haven Swindell (30 September 1904-21 August 1962)
. . . . . . +Amelia Dell Mason (-)
. . . . . . . 8-Ralph Haven Swindell (1 May 1935-28 January 1966)
. . . . . . . +Jane Harris (-)
. . . . . . +Lillie Mae Sadler (-)
. . . . . . 7-Martha E Swindell (3 January 1894-28 October 1894)
. . . . . 6-Sarah Rebecca Berry (25 December 1876-25 June 1963)
. . . . . +Walter Claudius Harris (10 September 1874-5 March 1962)
. . . . . . 7-Mary Virginia Harris (26 November 1913-5 December 1913)
. . . . . 6-Dallas Matt Berry (14 October 1874-2 July 1897)
. . . . . 6-James Edward Berry (8 November 1881-26 March 1882)
. . . . +Evelyn Benjamin Williamson (1862-1948)
. . . . . 6-Daniel Lafayette Berry (24 September 1885-2 September 1959)
. . . . . +Noi Daniel (-)
. . . . . 6-Burton Haywood Berry (10 April 1892-18 December 1967)
. . . . . +Alma Lee Jarvis (-)
. . . . . 6-James Edward Berry (16 February 1888-17 November 1964)
. . . . . +Carrie Stotesbury (-)
. . . . . 6-Benjamin Linwood Berry (20 July 1904-20 July 1904)
. . . . . 6-Harold Mayhue Berry (1 March 1907-1 March 1907)
. . . . . 6-Harry Betts Berry (6 October 1895-6 October 1895)
. . . . . 6-Myra Gladys Berry (25 September 1900-24 December 1900)
. . . . 5-Miranda Berry (14 December 1845-17 May 1883)
. . . . +William Tillman Spencer (-)
. . . . . 6-Sarah Etta Spencer (24 September 1866-24 October 1879)
. . . . . 6-Nancy A Spencer (20 January 1872-20 November 1875)
. . . . . 6-Zada Francis Spencer (29 September 1872-4 November 1872)
. . . . 5-John Henry Clay Berry (7 February 1848-10 January 1948)
. . . . +Polly Ann Harris (12 February 1852-7 May 1928)
. . . . . 6-Bettie Berry (1 April 1874-7 February 1948)
. . . . . +David R Midyette (1871-)
. . . . . 6-Janie Lee Berry (15 September 1878-15 March 1954)
. . . . . 6-Reubin Walton Berry (29 January 1888-11 November 1966)
. . . . . +Virginia Dell Cox (25 December 1905-)
. . . . . 6-Carlos Randolph Berry (22 October 1889-18 February 1952)
. . . . . +Helen Eugene Jarvis (11 December 1896-14 September 1919)
. . . . . . 7-Nellie Claudia Berry (29 August 1919-29 August 1919)
. . . . . . 7-Leonoa Berry (4 March 1916-10 Feb 2011)
. . . . . . +Stacy Thomas Lupton (7 April 1909-28 February 1981)
. . . . . . . 8-Betsy Anne Lupton (2 February 1945-)
. . . . . . . +Stephen Olkowski (3 September 1944-)
. . . . . . . . 9-Stephen Olkowski (12 April 1966-)
. . . . . . . . 9-Patricia Michelle Olkowski (14 June 1968)
. . . . . . . . 9-Lynn Anne Olkowski (23 July 1971-)
. . . . . . . 8-Myron Timothy Lupton (23 February 1935-29 November 1974)
. . . . . . . 8-Yvonne Lupton (17 January 1941-)
. . . . . . 7-Carlos Randolph Berry (-)
. . . . . +Lillie Mae Sadler (-)
. . . . . . 7-William Timothy Berry (19 January 1937-14 February 1964)
. . . . . . 7-Richard Duree Berry (15 February 1939-5 July 2007)
. . . . 5-Frances Elizabeth Berry (10 May 1852-16 March 1905)
. . . . +James William McGowan (11 December 1846-6 October 1882)
. . . . . 6-Dorman Steele McGowan (24 December 1874-20 May 1950)
. . . . . +Florida Helen Jarvis (17 November 1875-12 May 1945)
. . . . . . 7-Letha Mildred McGowan (12 July 1900-19 November 1968)
. . . . . . +Braxton Milton Weston (28 September 1889-March 1980)
. . . . . . 7-James Alton McGowan (17 November 1908-25 October 1968)
. . . . . . +Mary Catherine Hooper (-)
. . . . . . 7-Murray Linwood McGowan (26 October 1898-12 November 1898)
. . . . . 6-Ann Ethel McGowan (17 November 1877-7 December 1961)
. . . . . +Benjamin Smittie "Mit" Cahoon (20 September 1879-8 May 1964)
. . . . . . 7-Gladys Elizabeth Cahoon (10 April 1910-27 May 1971)
. . . . . . +Lemuel Moses Cahoon (19 July 1897-July 1976)
. . . . . 6-James William McGowan (11 March 1883-10 November 1888)
. . . . 5-Alexander Berry (19 December 1854-12 January 1924)
. . . . +Josephine Anna Swindell (5 April 1850-8 January 1932)
. . . . . 6-Edith Berry (22 August 1882-28 September 1882)
. . . . . 6-Mary Leta Berry (2 December 1889-5 December 1945)
. . . . . +Thaddeus Brown (26 May 1878-6 June 1926)
. . . . 5-William Timothy Berry (7 April 1860-10 February 1934)
. . . . +Ida Patrick Weston (12 February 1860-22 September 1941)
. . . . . 6-Barnhill Barber Berry (3 January 1893-6 November 1896)
. . . . . 6-Lucy Leigh Berry (2 April 1887-11 October 1964)
. . . . . +William Bryant Langston (-)
. . . . . 6-Martha Pearl Berry (8 March 1885-18 June 1957)
. . . . . +Clyde Walter Smith (5 February 1878-2 January 1948)
. . . . . . 7-Maurice Cromwell Smith (24 October 1912-25 September 1914)
. . . . 5-Martha Elizabeth Berry (5 May 1879-9 July 1902)
. . . 4-Tilman F Stotesbury (25 July 1831-24 May 1867)
. . . +Margaret Ann Fisher (8 May 1842-7 September 1912)
. . . . 5-Gildeppie Dell Stotesbury (1859-1947)
. . . . +Henry Lawrence McGowan (2 April 1853-13 July 1938)
. . . . . 6-Margaret Rebecca McGowan (29 November 1888-20 January 1952)
. . . . . +Urban Banus Fisher (14 February 1885-7 April 1973)
. . . . . 6-John Herbert McGowan (29 April 1884-28 November 1961)
. . . . 5-John F. Stotesbury (30 January 1862-16 January 1863)
. . . . 5-Dr Charles Augustine  Stotesberry (13 November 1864-19 January 1918)
. . . . +Gertrude Grey "Bessie" McClaude (1869-14 February 1945)
. . . . . 6-Carrie Lee Stotesberry (22 June 1888-)
. . . . . +Eddie Berry (1889-)
. . . . . 6-Adelaide Stotesberry (1891-)
. . . . . 6-Reuben Bennett Stotesberry (19 August 1895-24 October 1971)
. . . . . +Louise  (-24 October 1971)
. . . . . 6-Nellie Stotesberry (1899-)
. . . . . 6-Hiram Augustine Stotesberry (9 October 1900-3 January 1984)
. . . . 5-Sarah E. Stotesbury (1 August 1866-22 November 1867)
. . . . 5-Cora Lee Stotesbury (24 October 1868-29 November 1926)
. . . . +George Washington Williamson (1860-1936)
. . . . . 6-Harry Creagh Williamson (1899-1947)
. . . . . +Alice Havens Reaves (-)
. . . . . 6-Charles Pratt Williamson (1908-)
. . . . . +Mildred Homer Tugwell (19 March 1906-15 October 1966)
. . . 4-Reuben Bennett Stotesbury (17 November 1833-14 December 1904)
. . . +Margaret Anna Benson (4 January 1838-1 November 1903)
. . . 4-Riley B Stotesbury (November 1834-)
. . . +Margaret  (January 1839-)
. . . 4-Mary E Stotesbury (20 May 1838-27 September 1898)
. . . +Selby Silvester Bonner (25 January 1823-17 August 1914)
. . . +George Riley Ellison Harris (19 September 1827-6 May 1886)