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Do you know how hard it is trying to do research for the surname GUESS
anywhere on the Internet? There are a lot of people "guessing" about a lot of
different things out there and very few who are actually doing any research on
the surname GUESS. :-)
I am looking for any GUESS descendants from the Orange County, North
Carolina GUESS families and possibly from the Durham County area as well. The
oldest known GUESS male was GEORGE GUESS who was listed on the 1779 Orange County,
NC Tax List. George GUESS owned land in the eastern section of Orange
County (St. Mary's District), near the Knap of Reeds Creek area, that later became
part of Durham County. There are two GUESS Cemeteries in Durham County and
the people who are buried in these two cemeteries could be related to one of
these original Guess families.
Here are some of the Orange County names that we are researching:
Joseph Guess who married Constance Taylor on 11 Jan 1787 Caswell County, NC.
William W. Guess who married Anne Wilson on 9 Dec 1795 Orange County, NC.
John C. Guess who married Elizabeth Riggs on 18 Nov 1797 Orange County, NC.
Moses Guess who married Elizabeth Warren on 21 Feb 1800 Orange County, NC.
Joseph Guess who married Nancy Riggs on 26 Oct 1810 Orange County, NC.
We are especially interested in locating any GUESS male descendants from any
of the above families who might be interested in participating in the Guess