Hi there, I am researching information pertaining to my 3rd great grandparents--Thomas Whitney born abt. 1805 and Margaret Merrit born abt. 1810, who resided in Swan Quarter, Hyde, NC. Thomas was of Portuguese descent and his ancestry came from the Azores Islands via Bermuda. I was looking for any information regarding him when he was in Hyde County, NC or when he initially came to North Carolina via New Bern. Thanks in advance for any and all help.