EARLY GURKIN MARRIAGES IN BEAUFORT, MARTIN, WASHINGTON AND HYDE COUNTIES, IN NORTH CAROLINA. In addition to the Beaufort County Marriage Register, much of our information came from publications of the Beaufort County Genealogical Society. Please see Bibliography.





Research by Jane Stubbs Bailey

1830 September 26. William Gurkin, son of Fredrick Gurkin and Mary his wife, was married to Mary Harrison, daughter of Nehemiah Harrison and Elizabeth [Waters] his wife. [From papers found in the home of Robert Livingston Stubbs, Pinetown, NC. R. L. Stubbs was son of Martha Missouri Gurkin, William Gurkin's daughter. R. L. Stubbs died in March 1973.

1850 Beaufort Co Census James Ghirken was married to Penelope.
children Mary, Ann, Sophia. Also in the household were Covy W. and Will Stubbs

1855 November 15
James Gherkin to Rebecca Taylor
Married by Samuel T. Carrow, J.P. #645

1857 August 16.
William Gherkin to Sally Ann Waters
Elder Arnet Waters married them...#481

1860 March 14.
George A. Godwin [Goodwin?] to Mary Gherkin [Gheskin?]
William A. Blount, Jr married them. #450
[Bft deeds suggest she was a Gherkin and he Goodwin.]

1867? no date but listed with other 1867 marriages.
Ransom Buck to Avery Ann Gherkin
Father of Groom: James Buck
Mother of Groom: Minnie Buck
Father of Bride: James Gherkin
Mother of Bride:------Gherkin [Penelope in 1850 Census]

1868 February 6.
William W. Gherkin to Harriet Daniels
Father of Groom: William W. Gherkin
Mother of Groom: Mary E. Gherkin
Father of Bride: Isaiah Daniels
Mother of Bride: Sophy Daniels
Place of Marriage: Beaufort County
Married by John B. Respess, J.P.

1869 November 10.
Franklin Sawyer to Dorcas A. Gherkin
Father of Groom: Marcus Sawyer
Mother of Groom: Elizabeth Sawyer
Father of Bride: Eli H. Gherkin
Mother of Bride: Keziah Gherkin
Place of Marriage: Beaufort County
Married by Samuel L. Davis, M.G.

1871 November 30
Israel Wallace to Rhoda Gherkin
Father of Groom: John Wallace
Mother of Groom: Sally A. Wallace
Father of Bride: Wm Gherkin
Mother of Bride: Polly Gherkin
Place of Marriage: Wm Gherkins
Married by Horace N. Waters, J.P.

1872 January 9
Robert T. Stubbs to Martha M. Gurkin
Father of Groom: Amariah Stubbs
Mother of Groom: Frances Stubbs
Father of Bride: William Gurkin
Mother of Bride: Mary Gurkin
Place of Marriage: Wm Gherkins
Married by Horace N. Waters, J.P.

1874 November 8
William E. Gerkins (26) to Mary E. Flowers (35)
By N. C. Williams, J.P. at Swanquarter TS at Nancy Flowers
Wit. J. W. Jester, L. H. Swindell, Swanquarter, NC

1874 November 10.
Hoyt Gherkins (23) to Molly Singleton (18)
Horace N. Waters, J.P., Long Acre, married them.
Wit: H. Waters, James Waters, A. Ghurkin

1875 May 9.
Horace O. Ghurkin (25) to Easter Waters (20)
Horace N. Waters, Long Acre, married them.
Wit: R. Stubbs, M. Waters, Albert Waters

1878 June 23.
William A. Gherkins (20) to Mary E. Bateman (21)
H. N. Waters, J.P., Long Acre, married them
Wit: M. Jordan, Major Waters, Graham Waters

1880 October 20
James D. Gherkin (22) to Frances E. Williams (23)
Samuel W. Boyd, minister, Long Acre, married them.
Wit: Polly Waters, Louisa Waters, Frances Woolard

1889 July 31.
E. H. Gherkin (25) to Fannie Clark (25)
J. S. Henderson, minister, married them.
Wit: J. H. Adams, J. H. Harris, H. L. Davis

1889 September 19.
Ed Gherkin (21) to Fannie Pilley (21)

1899 November 19.
R. E. Ghurkin (21) to Bettie E. Gherkin (21)
T. I. Waters, J.P., Long Acre, married them.
Wit: Major Waters, J. H. Boyd, Jarvis H. Boyd, W. H. Mathews

1894 May 5.
William Watson (20) to Missoura A. Gherkins (22)
James H. Latham, minister, Long Acre, married them.
Wit: M. S. Waters, H. G. Waters, H. Bowen.

1895 or 1896, March or April
Edwin Gurkin (26) to Mary J. Elliott (19)
Wit: Windleys

1896 November 20
James H. Gurkins (27) to Martha L. Cutler (16)
Washington Gazette calls him James D. Gurkin.
Thurs. Dec 3, 1896 page 3 col 4. Married Gilead Items. At the residence of the bride's father on November 20, Mr. James D. Gurkin to Miss Martha L. L. Cutler By Mr. J. B. Hill, J.P.

1901 March 27
Lloyd Gurkin (21) to Lilly Waters (18)
J. H. Latham, minister, Long Acre, married them
Wit: G. Waters, Julia Winfield, Major Jackson

1906 September 26.
Hoyt Gurkins (58) to Agnes Waters (22)
W. O. Winfield, minister at Long Acre married them.
Wit: L. J. Davenport, A. A. Lewis, C. C. Butler

1909 June 2.
Luther J. Gurkin(32) to Hettie E. Jackson (22)
Both of Pinetown
Minister: James D. Boyd, Long Acre
Wit: James R. Latham, W. M. Stubbs

1909 October 17.
John T. Gurkin to Kattie Hassell
H. C. Boyd, J.P., Long Acre, married them.
Wit: J. N. Stubbs, I. C. Waters, John B. Boyd.

1917 December 19
E. S. Gurkin to Lillie Hodges of Surry
In Washington, NC

1921 May 18
H. E. Gurkin of Pinetown to Mary P. Waters



GURKINS IN WASHINGTON, NC NEWSPAPERS 1884-1904

1891 Dec 3, Thursday. page 3 col 2 of Washington Gazette
Miss Della Gurkin of Jamesville married Mr. J. H. Clark, telegraph operator at Roper in the Christian Church of Jamesville by Rev. Mr. Gurton. Reception at the residence of the bride's mother.

1896 April 2. Thursday page 3, col 4. Washington Gazette
March Matrimony. Mr. Lewis Waters and Josephine Guerkin



WASHINGTON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

By 1838 James Gurkin was married to Eveline [Wash DB H, 262]
Son of Harmon Gurkin?

1850 Washington County Census Henry B. Gurkin was married to Sarah A.
Son of Harmon Gurkin?

In an 1853 deed, Bethuel Gurkin was married to Frances, [Fanny] Jackson, daughter of Isaac and Nancy Stubbs Jackson. [Bft DB 28, 77] He had married her by 1850. [Washington County Census] Bethuel was son of Benjamin of 1830 will.

In an 1853 deed, William A. Gurkin was married to Penelope Jackson daughter of Isaac & Nancy Stubbs Jackson [Bft DB 28, 77] He had married her by 1850. [Washington County Census]
Son of Harmon Gurkin?



MARTIN COUNTY

1850 Martin County Census Horace Gurkin was married to Nancy
son of Harmon Gurkin?



HYDE COUNTY MARRIAGES

1854 July 25.
Eli H. Girkin to Mary Eleanor Jarvis [2nd wife]
by J. G. Jarvis, J.P.

By 1845 Eli Hoyt Gurkin was married to Kesiah. [1850 Hyde Census] He married Mary Eleanor Jarvis July 25, 1854.

1861 July 21
James E. Gerkins to Henrietta Bridgman
By N. C. Williams, J. P.

1872 June 5
Benjamin Gherkins to Martha Jarvis
By H. Farrow, minister near Sladeville, Hyde Co, NC

1874 November 8
William E. Gerkins (26) to Mary E. Flowers (35)
By N. C. Williams, J.P. at Swanquarter T S, at Nancy Flowers
Wit: J. W. Jester, L. H. Swindell, Swanquarter, NC

1900 November 24
Walter F. Girkins (24) to Clara Williams (18)
Both of Swanquarter, NC
By I R Credle, J.P., Swanquarter, NC
Wit: Otto Sadler and Elmus Gibbs, Swanquarter, NC




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