This page is the result of a
life-long project, a history of the Toler Family of Craven, Beaufort,
and Pamlico Counties. The earliest proven ancestor of most of the
Craven and Beaufort Tolers is
(b. ca 1786, d. 1871). I am still trying to verify who
his father was.
Early research pointed to
as his father; however, recent research has brought
into question the relationship between Caleb and James. This new
research also brings
to the forefront as Jamesís possible father. After
consultation with some fellow genealogists, I have concluded that
Daniel is the father of James, the explanation is given in the
information on Daniel Toler.
This site is based on the now out of print The Descendants of
James and Rebecca Springle Toler
that I compiled in 1992. In the
years since the publication of that book, I have found numerous errors
which have been corrected in this work. I have also included some
items that were not included in the print edition, and increased the
number of photographs used.
I have also added the Pamlico County Tolers to this online edition.
The earliest proven ancestor for that branch is
(b. ca 1801). This Mathias was named as a cousin in
the will of James Toler (1871). Just who Mathiasís father was is still
up to debate. Some have indicated
, as his father, while others have shown a William
Toler. I have shown Edward as the father in this genealogy until
further research can prove otherwise.
The earliest Toler in Beaufort and Craven Counties is
(d. bef 1797). I have been unable to find his place
of origin, as he seems to have been of age when he moved to Beaufort
County in the 1750s. It is possible that he is related to the Toler
family of Currituck County, N.C., as some of the same family names
that appear in the Currituck County Toler family appear in the
Craven/Beaufort/Pamlico Toler families.
I tried to avoid placing living people in this online edition;
however, mistakes can be made. If you find a living person listed on
this site, please inform me and I will promptly remove the person. If
you have any information you would like to share or add to this site,
please let me know.
While navigating the site, when you see the little camera icon, click
on that icon to view additional images.