Mary Elizabeth Dunn LaRoque, 1824-1860
Lenoir County, North Carolina

From the Walter Dunn Family Bible: Mary Elizabeth was born 2 Oct 1824 to Walter and Cynthia Dunn and died 7 Nov 1860. She married Dr. Frederick H. LaRoque on 15 May 1839.

Their children were: Mabson, m. Susan Moore; Susan, m. Parrott Hardy; Anie, m. William Hardy and Alexander, m. Annie Murphy. North Carolina Wills by Alexander Martin

Frederick H. LaRoque Bible - Frederick Horatio LaRoque was a son of Dr. James LaRoque II and Louisa Mabson of Wilmington. He came to Lenoir County to practice medicine where he met and married Mary Elizabeth, a daughter of Walter Dunn and Cynthia Loftin. The LaRoque settled in Contentnea Neck Township of Lenoir County. He died 7 Dep 1865, aged 47 years, 3 months and 27 days. Dobbs County, NC Bible Records, Vol V by Bill Murphy

1846 - Williams & Missillier Deed to Frederick H. LaRoque, Jones Co, NC

1850 - Delinquent or unlisted tax list for the year 1851 & additional returns for other years, Fred'k H. LaRoque - 1850 released by court - 1 white person, 3 black persons - 333 acres value 800. Lenoir County Settlements with the State abstracted by Russell King

1850 Lenoir County, NC Census
Frederick H. LaRoque, 33
Elizabeth, 25
Frederick M., 5
Susan, 1
Charles Moore, 22

1860 Lenoir County, NC Census
F. H, LaRoque, 42
Mary, 35
F. M., 14
Susan, 11
Walter, 9
Ann J., 7
W. A., 1
Tully, 52
Martha, 26
Susan Mosely, 22
Cicero Mosely, 18
Francis Mosely, 15
Sarah J. Mosely, 12
Nancy Witherington, 23

After his wife's death Frederick married Hannah Potts, daughter of Charity Potts and Walter Dunn, Jr. In a 1865 letter to her brother Newman Potts she stated "My husband left five children two of them all grown the youngest is seven years old, he was the baby when I married the Doctor".

Sue Laroque Letter to Mary Jones, 1868 - Mary was the daughter of Newman Potts from Wayne County.

Caswell Academy, 1867-1871 - 2. Second Class - August 5, 1867 - $20 per term - Sarah E. Hines, Amelia G. Hines, Alex. Dawson, Geo. B. Wilson, Mattie or Hettie B. Wilson, W. W. Rouse, Samuel E. Lee, Rich. E. Hill (special at $10), R. Daniel (?) Hill, Wm L. or S. Hardy, Jesse J. Aldredge, Lemuel Hardy, Levi S. Hardy, R. C. Croom, C. R. Ferebee, Walter LaRoque. James Hines Collection - Misc Folder. Abstracted by Martha M. Marble

Walter Dunn Laroque (1878-1930)