Stalking Elijah Gumbs/Elijah Boon of Northampton County NC

He’s not even my direct ancestor, poor guy.  The microfilm that contains the record of his marriage to Nancy Evans is at my local Family History Library, but I have a weird schedule, and they have a weird schedule so maybe I’ll see it this weekend.

Online researchers say Elijah Gumbs Boon was the son of Nicholas Boon citing Nicholas Boon’s will made “on account of Elijah Gumbs [alias?] Boon” by Joyner Boon and Thomas Boon in 1807, Northampton County, North Carolina.

Will of Nicholas Boon made by Joyner Boon and Thomas Boon “on account of Elijah Gumbs alias Boon” at FamilySearch


“North Carolina Probate Records, 1735-1970,” images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), Northampton > Wills, 1792-1808, Vol. 02 > image 202 of 212; county courthouses, North Carolina.
There seems to be some inconsistency as he is said to have been  married to Jane Waggoner in Kentucky in 1809 and Nancy Evans in 1814, Northampton County NC.  In my previous post I found a book mentioning Elijah Boon’s daughter Mary Magdalene (b. November 13, 1814 here in the book and here on Find A Grave) with conflicting information.  Both variations are reflected in numerous genealogies online.  There seems to be two Elijah Boons, one born in Lincoln County, Kentucky and one born in Northampton County, North Carolina.  This is going to be a fun weekend.

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