Manning/Dunn Hyde County NC Genealogy

East Carolina Genealogy and more!

Be careful what you search for, you never know what you'll find!

You can pick your friends, you can pick your spouse, but you can't pick your family...or can you?

Doing some research on my wifes family I noticed some names that seemed familiar. Dogonnit, my wife turns out to be my ninth cousin thrice removed! Seems like alot of people passed through Virginia during the forming of this country. So it's not surprising that many people are related and don't even know it. Below are the lines showing the relation.

I wonder if we got divorced would I still have to buy her a christmas present...Dang, my kids are my cousins...heck, my kids are their own cousins...this is getting strange!

I have always loved my family (no jokes here), and now I realize why...I am my own 7th cousin! How, well; Agnes Jennings married Henry Dickenson and my line comes through them...but wait; Agnes had a sister named Mary Jane Jennings who married Joseph Fowlkes and my line also comes through them. Therefore, I am my own 7th cousin. Wait, if my 9th cousin is married to my 7th cousin who is also me...oh this is too confusing...Reminds me of the song I'm My Own Grandpa...

I'm My Own Grandpa
Guy Lombardo

Now many many years ago when I was twenty-three
I was married to a widow who was pretty as can be
This widow had a grown-up daughter who had hair of red
My father fell in love with her and soon they too were wed

Oh I'm my own grandpa
I'm my own granpa
It sounds funny I know,
But it really is so
Oh I'm my own grandpa

This made my dad my son-in-law and changed my very life
My daughter was my mother 'cause she was my father's wife
To complicate the matter even though it brought me joy
I soon became the father of a bouncing baby boy

My little baby then became a brother-in-law to Dad
And so became my uncle, though it made me very sad
For if he was my uncle, then that also made him br'ther
Of the widow's grown-up daughter who was also my stepmother

Father's wife then had a son who kept them on the run
And he became my grandchild, for he was my daughter's son
My wife is now my mother's mother and it makes me blue
Because altho' she is my wife, she's my grandmother too

Now if my wife is my grandmother, then I'm her grandchild
And every time I think of it, it nearly drives me wild
For now I have become the strangest case I ever saw
As husband of my grandmother, I am my own grandpa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXU-ZdmzNmo

1-John Millward (10 February 1603-)
+Ann Whitchaigh (1606-)
. 2-
Mary Millward (1636-1708)
. +
Humphrey Jennings (1636-1689)
. . 3-William Jennings (1676-)
. . . 4-
William  Jennings (7 July 1702-10 October 1775)
. . . +
Mary Jane Pulliam (1704-1774)
. . . . 5-William  Jennings (1726-1793)
. . . . 5-
Agnes Jennings (1727-24 January 1775/6)
. . . . +Henry "Old" Dickinson (1715-1790)
. . . . . 6-Henry "Clerk" Dickinson, Jr (29 December 1750-22 October 1818)
. . . . . +Mary Powell (1 May 1751-3 April 1842)
. . . . . . 7-Elizabeth Dickinson (6 February 1744-)
. . . . . . +Nathan William Ellington, Sr (26 April 1768-18 February 1811)
. . . . . . . 8-Frances Marion Ellington, Sr (11 November 1799-6 December 1882)
. . . . . . . +Rebecca Jett (15 December 1798-)
. . . . . . . . 9-Juliet Anne "Julia" Ellington (-)
. . . . . . . . +John Franklin Johnson (1831-)
. . . . . . . . . 10-Reece Gillespie Johnson (-)
. . . . . . . . . +Esther Alice  Brazeal (19 March 1907-25 February 1995)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Sarah Anne  Johnson (26 February 1930-23 December 2000)
. . . . . . . . . . +Theodore Deering "Derry" Manning (27 August 1931-)
. . . . . . . . . . . 12-Lost Child Manning (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . 12-Theodore Deering Manning Jr. (November 1955-)
. . . . . . . . . . . +Dixie Renee Sandlin (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Kathryn Rachel Manning (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . +Brian Phillips (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-Reece Gabriel Phillips (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-Grant Michael Phillips (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Nathaniel Brian Manning (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Sarah Joyce Manning (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . +John Wilson (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Shannon Renee (maybe 1980-maybe 1980)
. . . . . . . . . . . +Linda Barnes (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Jennifer Barnes (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . +Jana Waters (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Seth Manning (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Samuel Manning (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . 12-Deborah Elizabeth Manning (9 July 1957-)
. . . . . . . . . . . +Kim Alton Williams (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Rebeka Williams (1984-November 2000)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Katy Williams (4 April 1986-November 2000)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Kaleb Zachery Williams (10 June 1988-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Josh Williams (12 August 1991-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Emily Williams (5 February 1993-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Ezra Williams (12 March 1996-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Laurel Analise Williams (21 February 2000-)
. . . . . . . . . . . 12-Alice Virginia Manning (9 September 1960-)
. . . . . . . . . . . +John Michael Benenate (20 February 1954-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Anthony Joseph Benenate (4 August 1981-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . +Amy Ruth Smith (5 November 1978-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-Seth Brady Benenate (26 September 2006-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Jason Carl Benenate (29 January 1985-)
. . . . . . . . . . . 12-
Stephen A. Manning (4 December 1963-)
. . . . . . . . . . . +Sheryl Lynn  Williams (3 December 1963-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Lost Child Manning (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Hunter Christian Manning (30 March 1994-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Hayden Cole Manning (22 August 2001-)
. . . . . . . . . . . 12-Laura Anne Manning (30 April 1967-)
. . . . . . . . . . . +Mitchell Landon "Mitch" Long (1968-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Megan Long (1995-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Zac Long (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Amelia Long (-)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Reece Gillespie Johnson, Jr (-)
. . . . . . . . . . +Marian June Callen (27 May 1934-4 January 2005)
. . . . . . . . . . . 12-Ann Peyton Johnson (21 April 1959-)
. . . . . . . . . . . +uk Garrity (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . 12-Lynn Britton Johnson (13 October 1957-)
. . . . . . . . . . . +Rugh (-)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Esther Elizabeth Johnson (-)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-David Robert Johnson (-)
. . . . . . . . . 10-James Nathaniel Johnson (1 January 1863-20 April 1934)
. . . . . . . . . +Nancy Lou  "Nannie" Gillespie (2 October 1869-20 September 1943)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Mary Frances Johnson (1889-1925)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Margaret Ella Johnson (1891-)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Eunice Eliza Johnson (1893-)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Thomas Everett Johnson (1895-)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Joseph N Johnson (1898-1958)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Nancy Rebecca Johnson (1900-1946)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Isa Kate Johnson (1903-1985)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Amilla A Johnson (1906-)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Pearl Vail Johnson (11 January 1911-12 August 1974)
. . . . . . . . . . +Charles Edward Crenshaw (29 August 1913-May 1999)
. . . . . . . . . . . 12-Ben Daniel Crenshaw (11 January 1952-)
. . . . . . . . . 10-Alice Johnson (-)
. . . . . . . . . +uk Beavers (-)
. . . . . . . . . 10-John Frank Johnson, Jr (-)
. . . . . . . . . 10-Walter W Johnson (-)
. . . . . . . . . 10-Nannie Johnson (-)
. . . . . . . . . +uk Tabor (-)
. . . . . . . . . 10-Rosa Johnson (-)
. . . . . . . . . +uk Logan (-)
. . . . . . . . . 10-Nellie Johnson (-)
. . . . . . . . . +uk Gay (-)
. . . . . . . . . 10-Felix Grundy Johnson (-)
. . . . . . . . . 10-David Robert Johnson (-)
. . . . . . . . . 10-Frances "Fanny" Johnson (-)
. . . . . . . . . +Wesley Gamble (-)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-May Gamble (-)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Osie Gamble (-)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Frank Gamble (-)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Jessie Gamble (-)
. . . . . . . . . 10-Sarah Virginia Johnson (-)
. . . . . . . . . +Dexter B Daniel (-)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Robert Clinton Daniel (-)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-J. F. Daniel (-)
. . . . . . . . 9-Stephen Ellington (-)
. . . . . . . . 9-James Ellington (-)
. . . . . . . . 9-Nathan Ellington (-)
. . . . . . . . 9-John Ellington (-)
. . . . . . . . 9-Frances Ellington, Jr (-)
. . . . . . . . 9-Bodicia "Docie-Diddie" Ellington (1837-1850)
. . . . . . . . +Henry Hotenstuid (-)
. . . . . . . . . 10-Nathan Hotenstuid (-)
. . . . . . . . . 10-Dan Hotenstuid (-)
. . . . . . . . . 10-Joe Hotenstuid (-)
. . . . . . . . . 10-Ike Hotenstuid (-)
. . . . . . . . . 10-Mary Hotenstuid (-)
. . . . . . . . . 10-Rebecca Hotenstuid (-)
. . . . . . . . . 10-John Hotenstuid (-)
. . . . . . . . 9-Mary Ellington (-)
. . . . . . . . 9-Virginia Ellington (-)
. . . . 5-Elizabeth Jennings (1729-1781)
. . . . 5-Sarah Jennings (1730-1782)
. . . . 5-
Mary Jane Jennings (1732-1822)
. . . . +Joseph Fowlkes (1724-30 April 1789)
. . . . . 6-Jerusa Fowlkes (1748-28 June 1789)
. . . . . +David Ellington (7 September 1741-2 January 1820)
. . . . . . 7-Nathan William Ellington, Sr (26 April 1768-18 February 1811)
. . . . . . +Elizabeth Dickinson (6 February 1744-)
. . . . . . . 8-Frances Marion Ellington, Sr (11 November 1799-6 December 1882)
. . . . . . . +Rebecca Jett (15 December 1798-)
. . . . . . . . 9-Juliet Anne "Julia" Ellington (-)
. . . . . . . . +John Franklin Johnson (1831-)
. . . . . . . . . 10-Reece Gillespie Johnson (-)
. . . . . . . . . +Esther Alice  Brazeal (19 March 1907-25 February 1995)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Sarah Anne  Johnson (26 February 1930-23 December 2000)
. . . . . . . . . . +Theodore Deering "Derry" Manning (27 August 1931-)
. . . . . . . . . . . 12-Lost Child Manning (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . 12-Theodore Deering Manning Jr. (November 1955-)
. . . . . . . . . . . +Dixie Renee Sandlin (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Kathryn Rachel Manning (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . +Brian Phillips (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-Reece Gabriel Phillips (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-Grant Michael Phillips (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Nathaniel Brian Manning (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Sarah Joyce Manning (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . +John Wilson (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Shannon Renee (maybe 1980-maybe 1980)
. . . . . . . . . . . +Linda Barnes (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Jennifer Barnes (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . +Jana Waters (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Seth Manning (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Samuel Manning (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . 12-Deborah Elizabeth Manning (9 July 1957-)
. . . . . . . . . . . +Kim Alton Williams (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Rebeka Williams (1984-November 2000)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Katy Williams (4 April 1986-November 2000)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Kaleb Zachery Williams (10 June 1988-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Josh Williams (12 August 1991-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Emily Williams (5 February 1993-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Ezra Williams (12 March 1996-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Laurel Analise Williams (21 February 2000-)
. . . . . . . . . . . 12-Alice Virginia Manning (9 September 1960-)
. . . . . . . . . . . +John Michael Benenate (20 February 1954-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Anthony Joseph Benenate (4 August 1981-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . +Amy Ruth Smith (5 November 1978-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-Seth Brady Benenate (26 September 2006-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Jason Carl Benenate (29 January 1985-)
. . . . . . . . . . . 12-
Stephen A. Manning (4 December 1963-)
. . . . . . . . . . . +Sheryl Lynn  Williams (3 December 1963-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Lost Child Manning (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Hunter Christian Manning (30 March 1994-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Hayden Cole Manning (22 August 2001-)
. . . . . . . . . . . 12-Laura Anne Manning (30 April 1967-)
. . . . . . . . . . . +Mitchell Landon "Mitch" Long (1968-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Megan Long (1995-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Zac Long (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Amelia Long (-)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Reece Gillespie Johnson, Jr (-)
. . . . . . . . . . +Marian June Callen (27 May 1934-4 January 2005)
. . . . . . . . . . . 12-Ann Peyton Johnson (21 April 1959-)
. . . . . . . . . . . +uk Garrity (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . 12-Lynn Britton Johnson (13 October 1957-)
. . . . . . . . . . . +Rugh (-)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Esther Elizabeth Johnson (-)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-David Robert Johnson (-)
. . . . . . . . . 10-James Nathaniel Johnson (1 January 1863-20 April 1934)
. . . . . . . . . +Nancy Lou  "Nannie" Gillespie (2 October 1869-20 September 1943)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Mary Frances Johnson (1889-1925)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Margaret Ella Johnson (1891-)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Eunice Eliza Johnson (1893-)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Thomas Everett Johnson (1895-)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Joseph N Johnson (1898-1958)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Nancy Rebecca Johnson (1900-1946)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Isa Kate Johnson (1903-1985)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Amilla A Johnson (1906-)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Pearl Vail Johnson (11 January 1911-12 August 1974)
. . . . . . . . . . +Charles Edward Crenshaw (29 August 1913-May 1999)
. . . . . . . . . . . 12-Ben Daniel Crenshaw (11 January 1952-)
. . . . . . . . . 10-Alice Johnson (-)
. . . . . . . . . +uk Beavers (-)
. . . . . . . . . 10-John Frank Johnson, Jr (-)
. . . . . . . . . 10-Walter W Johnson (-)
. . . . . . . . . 10-Nannie Johnson (-)
. . . . . . . . . +uk Tabor (-)
. . . . . . . . . 10-Rosa Johnson (-)
. . . . . . . . . +uk Logan (-)
. . . . . . . . . 10-Nellie Johnson (-)
. . . . . . . . . +uk Gay (-)
. . . . . . . . . 10-Felix Grundy Johnson (-)
. . . . . . . . . 10-David Robert Johnson (-)
. . . . . . . . . 10-Frances "Fanny" Johnson (-)
. . . . . . . . . +Wesley Gamble (-)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-May Gamble (-)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Osie Gamble (-)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Frank Gamble (-)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Jessie Gamble (-)
. . . . . . . . . 10-Sarah Virginia Johnson (-)
. . . . . . . . . +Dexter B Daniel (-)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Robert Clinton Daniel (-)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-J. F. Daniel (-)
. . . . . . . . 9-Stephen Ellington (-)
. . . . . . . . 9-James Ellington (-)
. . . . . . . . 9-Nathan Ellington (-)
. . . . . . . . 9-John Ellington (-)
. . . . . . . . 9-Frances Ellington, Jr (-)
. . . . . . . . 9-Bodicia "Docie-Diddie" Ellington (1837-1850)
. . . . . . . . +Henry Hortenstine (1800-1888)
. . . . . . . . . 10-Nathan Hortenstine (-)
. . . . . . . . . 10-Dan Hortenstine (-)
. . . . . . . . . 10-Joe Hortenstine (-)
. . . . . . . . . 10-Ike Hortenstine (-)
. . . . . . . . . 10-Mary Hortenstine (-)
. . . . . . . . . 10-Rebecca Hortenstine (-)
. . . . . . . . . 10-John Hortenstine (-)
. . . . . . . . 9-Mary Ellington (-)
. . . . . . . . 9-Virginia Ellington (-)
. . . . 5-Robert Jennings (1733-1798)
. . . . 5-John Jennings (1735-1783)
. . . . 5-Anne Jennings (1736-)
. . . . 5-James Jennings (1737-1791)
. . . . 5-Joseph Jennings (1739-1804)
. . 3-
Elizabeth Jennings (1670-1711)
. . +William Hudson (1668-27 November 1701)
. . . 4-John Hudson (1692-11 April 1732)
. . . +Elizabeth Harris (2 November 1698-1770)
. . . . 5-Charles Hudson (1720-1783)
. . . . +Susannah Patrick (-)
. . . . . 6-Rebecca Hudson (12 March 1742-30 September 1816)
. . . . . +Sgt James Tate (1746-8 June 1798)
. . . . . . 7-Nancy Tait (1772-)
. . . . . . +Abraham Colson (1766-1830)
. . . . . . . 8-James Colson (1791-1870)
. . . . . . . +Frances J Johnson (1798-1870)
. . . . . . . . 9-Nancy E Colson (1827-)
. . . . . . . . +William Jasper Dixon (1823-)
. . . . . . . . . 10-John H Dixon (25 March 1850-9 November 1894)
. . . . . . . . . +Mary Etta  Webb (17 February 1853-14 September 1933)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Thomas Jefferson Dixon (28 December 1874-23 April 1971)
. . . . . . . . . . +Minnie Louise Harrison (May 1875-1951)
. . . . . . . . . . . 12-John Henry Dixon (1895-)
. . . . . . . . . . . 12-Adeliza "Addie" Dixon (1896-)
. . . . . . . . . . . +Joseph A Williams (maybe 1887-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Joseph Edwin "Joe" Williams (6 June 1915-28 Sept 1985)
. . . . . . . . . . . . +Margaret  Field (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-John "Johnny" Williams (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-Joseph Edwin  "Butch" Williams (3 Dec 1937-3 Feb 1998)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . +Susan Lynn  Williamson (4 March 1945-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-
Sheryl Lynn  Williams (3 December 1963-) wife of Stephen A Manning (ME!)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-Amy Williams (9 July 1967-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-Joyce Williams (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . +Dick  (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-Paige  (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-Jennifer  (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-Kenny Williams (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . +uk  (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-Lark Williams (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-Babs Williams (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-Joanne Williams (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . +uk  (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-Jason  (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Eva Williams (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . +Lee Stanfield (8 September 1921-28 January 1999)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-Linda Stanfield (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . +Gerald  Kyle (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-Dana Kyle (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-Kimberly Kyle (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Lois  Williams (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . +Lester Bragg (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-Judy Bragg (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-Elaine Bragg (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Louise Williams (4 October 1919-18 August 1999)
. . . . . . . . . . . . +Ed Hall (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-James Leonard "Leonard" Williams (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . +Barbara  (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-Debby Williams (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-Janice Williams (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-Jimmy Williams (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-Michael Williams (-)
. . . . . . . . . . . 12-Effie M Dixon (1897-)
. . . . . . . . . . . 12-Georgia Viola Dixon (1900-)
. . . . . . . . . . . 12-Mary Lou Dixon (1906-)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Johnny Dixon (-)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Mollie Dixon (-)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Willie Dixon (-)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Florence L Dixon (1878-1920)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Fairrie Belle Dixon (1884-1974)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Pearl Dixon (1886-1978)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Nancy Annie Dixon (1889-1961)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Ellen Adinah Dixon (1891-1981)
. . . . . . . . . . 11-Fannie Dixon (1893-1976)
. . . . . . . . . 10-Martha Elizabeth  Dixon (1846-1917)