Welcome to our site. Since 1991 Jane Stubbs Bailey and her brother Irving Stubbs have gathered information on their Stubbs family. They have been supported by relatives and friends along the way. Thanks to all of you. Jane Stubbs Bailey passed away in January 2008. Her brother Irving is now the main contact and coordinator for this site.
Our earliest proven Stubbs ancestor is Thomas Stubbs who first appeared in 1720 in what was then Chowan Precinct and is now Washington County, North Carolina. Thomas married Mary Everett around 1720 or 1721 and they had 5 sons and 3 daughters. We descend from their son Thomas Stubbs (II), born around 1723 and died around 1800. Thomas Stubbs (I) died in Beaufort County between January and March 1738. His wife Mary died August 17,1738 in was then Tyrrell County but is now Washington County, North Carolina. Mary's father, Nathaniel Everett, became guardian of the Stubbs children.
In his 1902 publication The Descendents of John Stubbs of Cappahosic, Gloucester County, Virginia, 1652, author William Carter Stubbs stated his belief that our North Carolina Stubbs family descended from a Richard Stubbs who had left Gloucester County, Virginia around 1705 and whose descendants spread over many southern states.
In 2006 Irving Randolph Stubbs and a distant cousin, Joseph Truman Stubbs, began participating in a Stubbs DNA project sponsored by Family Tree DNA. Through the DNA testing, we have learned that we are not closely related to the Gloucester County, Virginia Stubbs family as we had thought. Instead we have close links to a Stubbs family from Chesire, England. We are now seeking our roots in Chesire, England.
An expanded description can be found in Our Research.
We welcome your additions or suggestions outstanding questions.