The records that I have seen for Currituck and Hyde Counties, NC show
marriages between the Daniel and Estridge families, not the Etheridge
family. The Estridge, Eskridge and Etheridge families are sometimes
confused, but they are distinct, unrelated families. I have never seen
the Estridge family confused with the Eskridge or Etheridge families in
primary records. I have seen some confusion between the Estridge and
Estes or Eastes families in records. I am pretty sure that some lines
used both names.
Do you have primary records that show Daniel and Etheridge
intermarriages in Currituck or Hyde Counties? I think the Daniels and
Estridges also lived on Bodies Island and both intermarried with the
Midyette or Midgette family in the 1700s.
I'm still out here doing what you do when you don't know very
much about the ancestor you're searching for - tracking down those collateral
The apple of my eye for this month is the Etheridge, Ashbe/Ashby & Phillips familiies.
These families have taken me from Monroe Co., AL back to Bibb Co., GA and then back to
Currituck Co. NC.
In looking up their early (1790) census records, I was amazed at the number of Daniel
families that were there on the same page as the Etheridge's - between the 2, they
took up most of the page. One of them is Belcher Daniel. I did a list search and
didn't find much about him. Beside Belcher the census includes: William Daniel,
Gideon Daniel, David Daniel, Joseph Daniel, John Daniel, Samuel Daniel, Jr., William
Daniel, Jr.. On the same page was also: Jesse Etheridge, William Etheridge, Tart
Etheridge, James Etheridge, Ruben Etheridge. I have found there were a number of
marriages between these Etheridge & Daniel families. Does anyone have any of them on
Still looking for origin of: James Daniel, b. 1797 in GA. - married Lydia Davis
Only known relative: Brother, Alexander Daniel, b. 1799 in GA. Was listed in the
Washington Co., GA 1830 census. Living with him was a white male over 45. But, I
can't seem to connect either one of them to any family in Washington Co., Ga.
- Ruth in Portland, OR
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