CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE or TERRITORY: NC COUNTY: Robeson DIVISION: UPPER REEL NO: M432-642 PAGE NO: 320b
42 114 114 PAUL DIGHT 40 M M FARMER 500 NC
CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE or TERRITORY: NC COUNTY: Robeson DIVISION: UPPER REEL NO: M432-642 PAGE NO: 321a
1 114 114 PAUL NANCY 39 F M SC
2 114 114 PAUL JANE 14 F M SC
3 114 114 PAUL MARY 12 F M SC
4 114 114 PAUL CATHARINE 10 F M SC
5 114 114 PAUL NANCY 9 F M NC
6 114 114 PAUL GEORGE 6 M M NC
7 114 114 PAUL JOHN 3 M M NC
8 114 114 PAUL EZIEKIEL 3/12 M M NC
9 114 114 PAUL WILLIAM 12 M M SC
On Waytt Paul's daughter Nancy Paul English’s DC he is listed as Wyatt Paul, b. SC--which is a primary document that should be a bit more reliable than the Census. Her mother was listed as Nancy Miles [Myles], b. SC. Informant was W E English, her grandson.
On Wyatt Paul's son Ezekiel Paul’s DC his father is listed as Wyatt Paul, b. Robeson Co., NC. Informant was Colon Paul, his son. In addition, Zeke’s name is Ezekiel Wyatt Paul. That seems to indicate he might have been named for his father.
On Nancy Sports Paul’s chart she lists him as Wyatt Paul. This chart is not reliable, since it has been altered several times and there are several versions, but all versions list him as Wyatt Paul and he was her father-in-law, father of her husband John Paul.
On the 1840 Census he is Wyatt Paul:
1840 United States Federal Census
Name: Wyatt Paul
Township: Rockingham District
State: North Carolina
On the 1860 Census he is Wyatt Paul:
Age in 1860:51
Birth Year:abt 1809
The Dight Paul on Ancestry's Index was added by an Ancestry subscriber as an alternate name. The Census clearly says Wyatt.
The 1870 Census also clearly says Wyatt Paul:
Age in 1870:61
Birth Year:abt 1809
With 5 documents (plus son’s name on tombstone) saying Wyatt Paul and only one Census saying the name Dight Paul, I am not sure why DIGHT is the one everyone seems to like best. I think this is a mistake being repeated over and over which should be corrected.
Copyright Teresa McVeigh 12 Apr 2015