Kate Lorene Cantrell

Female 1903 - 1980  (76 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Kate Lorene Cantrell was born 24 Sep 1903, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee (daughter of Walter Hamilton Cantrell and Eva Beulah Hennessee); died 3 Apr 1980, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Census Name: Lorene H. Judkins

    Kate married William T. "Willie" Judkins 3 Dec 1928, (DeKalb County, Tennessee). William (son of Nathaniel Jacobs "Thanny" Judkins and Ada Elizabeth "Elizabeth" Pinegar) was born 0___ 1891, DeKalb County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]

    Notes:

    Residence (Family):
    in Civil District 6...

    Residence (Family):
    in Civil District 6...

    Children:
    1. Walter Eugene Judkins was born 22 May 1931, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee; died 16 Aug 2001, Rocky Mount, Edgecombe County, North Carolina; was buried Pineview Cemetery, South Rocky Mount, Edgecombe County, North Carolina.
    2. Wilma Nadene Judkins

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Walter Hamilton Cantrell was born 14 Apr 1878, DeKalb County, Tennessee (son of Bethel Magness Cantrell and Sophia Catherine "Sophie" McGowan); died 25 Nov 1965, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried DeKalb Memorial Gardens, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Walter married Eva Beulah Hennessee 0___ 1903, (DeKalb County, Tennessee). Eva (daughter of Hamilton Mortimer "Hamp" Hennessee and Mary Cora Cornelia "Cora" Miller) was born 25 Aug 1882, Warren County, Tennessee; died 2 Jul 1973, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried DeKalb Memorial Gardens, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Eva Beulah Hennessee was born 25 Aug 1882, Warren County, Tennessee (daughter of Hamilton Mortimer "Hamp" Hennessee and Mary Cora Cornelia "Cora" Miller); died 2 Jul 1973, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried DeKalb Memorial Gardens, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Residence (Family):
    in District 21...

    Residence (Family):
    in District 21...

    Children:
    1. 1. Kate Lorene Cantrell was born 24 Sep 1903, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 3 Apr 1980, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    2. Hilda P. Cantrell was born 0___ 1906, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried DeKalb Memorial Gardens, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    3. Wilma L. Cantrell
    4. Everette Homer Cantrell was born 3 Apr 1917, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 14 Jan 1976; was buried DeKalb Memorial Gardens, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    5. Violet J. Cantrell


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Bethel Magness Cantrell was born 18 Dec 1841, DeKalb County, Tennessee (son of William Riley "Bill Flat" Cantrell and Constance Maud "Connie" Magness); died 30 Aug 1920, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Smithville Town Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: attorney

    Notes:

    Served in the 16th Tennessee Regiment, C.S.A. Lost an arm in the Battle of Perryville,KY...Christie.

    Died:
    of TB

    Bethel married Sophia Catherine "Sophie" McGowan 1868. Sophia (daughter of Hamilton McGowan and Hannah Shrock) was born 8 Feb 1842, Alabama; died 24 Feb 1907, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Smithville Town Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Sophia Catherine "Sophie" McGowan was born 8 Feb 1842, Alabama (daughter of Hamilton McGowan and Hannah Shrock); died 24 Feb 1907, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Smithville Town Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: keeping house

    Notes:

    Christie cites her birth-state as Mississippi.

    Notes:

    Married:
    (not listed in DeKalb Co.,TN Records)

    Children:
    1. Richard "Dick" Cantrell was born 30 Apr 1870, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 20 May 1952, Madison, Davidson County, Tennessee; was buried Smithville Town Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    2. Florence Cantrell was born 23 Aug 1871, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 18 Jun 1927, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Faulkner Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. Douglas Leslie Cantrell was born 3 Jun 1874, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 11 Sep 1875, (DeKalb County) Tennessee; was buried Smithville Town Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    4. Samuel Brown Cantrell was born 0Jan 1877, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1958, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Jacobs Pillar Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    5. Everett Tilden Cantrell was born 16 Oct 1877, Warren County, Tennessee; died 23 Jan 1950, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.
    6. 2. Walter Hamilton Cantrell was born 14 Apr 1878, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 25 Nov 1965, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried DeKalb Memorial Gardens, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    7. Maude Constance "Connie" Cantrell was born March 1882, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    8. Claude William Cantrell was born 0Mar 1882, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1955, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

  3. 6.  Hamilton Mortimer "Hamp" HennesseeHamilton Mortimer "Hamp" Hennessee was born 27 Feb 1845, Warren County, Tennessee (son of Archibald Wilcher "Archie" Hennessee and Elizabeth Jane "Jennie" Neal); died 17 Dec 1939, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried 18 Mar 1929, Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Farmer, Teacher, Merchant
    • Religion: Methodist
    • Also Known As: Hampton Mortimer Hennessee
    • Military: CSA Veteran
    • Residence: 0___ 1910, Cannon County, Tennessee
    • Residence: 0___ 1920, Warren County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Civil War Veteran. Testimony as follows..

    http://tennessee.gov/tsla/history/military/pen208.htm

    NAME: Hennessee, H.M.
    PENSION #: S13623
    UNIT: l6th Inf.

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    In 1922 the Federal Government for posterity sent questionnaires to all veterans of the Civil War. The following is the a verbatim transcript given by HMH:

    Q. State your full name and present post office address:

    A. Hamilton Mortimer Hennessee, McMinnville, Tenn. R.F.D. No. 4.

    Q. State your age now:

    A. 77 yr. 10 mos.

    Q. In what State and county were your born?

    A. Tenn. Warren Co.

    Q. In what State and county were you living when you enlisted in the service of the Confederacy, or of the Federal Government?

    A. Confederate.

    Q. What was your occupation before the war?

    A. Farmer.

    Q. What was the occupation of your father?

    A. Farmer.

    Q. If you owned land or other property at the time of the war, state what kind of property you owned, and state the value of your property as near as you can:

    A. I owned nothing as I was only 16 yrs. old.

    Q. Did your parents own slaves? If so, how many?

    A. My father owned 15.

    Q. If your parents owned land, state about how many acres:

    A. 250

    Q. State as near as you can the value of all the property owned by your parents including land, when the war opened:

    A. $3000 not counting the negroes

    Q. What kind of house did your parents occupy? State whether it was a log house or frame house or built of other materials, and state the number of rooms it had:

    A. log 4 rooms

    Q. As a boy and young man, state what kind of work you did. If you worked on a farm, state to what extent you plowed, worked with a hoe, and did


    Q. State clearly what kind of work your father did, and what the duties of your mother were. State all kinds of work done in the house as well as you can remember - that is, cooking, spinning, weaving, etc.

    A. All kind of work to be done on a farm my mother did the same about the house such as cooking spinning weaving or any thing that was needing done about the house

    Q. Did your parents keep any servants? If so, how many?

    A. yes - 15

    Q. How was honest toil - as plowing, hauling and other sorts or honest work of this class - regarded in your community? Was such work considered respectable and honorable?

    A. all work done by any body, father, mother, brother or sister was classed as respectable and honorable

    Q. Did the white men in your community generally engage in such work?:

    A. yes.

    Q. To what extent were there white men in your community leading lives of idleness and having others do their work for them?:

    A. very few

    Q. Did the men who own slaves mingle freely with those who did not own slaves, or did slaveholders in any way show by their actions that they felt themselves better than respectable, honorable who did own slaves?:

    A. yes. No one seemed to think themselves any better by owning slaves

    Q. At the churches, at the schools, at public gatherings in general, did slaveholders and non-slaveholders mingle on a footing of equality?:

    A. yes


    Q. Was there a friendly feeling between slaveholders and non-slaveholders in your community, or were they antagonistic to each other?:

    A. very friendly relations if honorable

    Q. In a political contest in which one candidate owned slaves and the other did not, did the fact that one candidtate owned slaves help him in winning the contest?

    A. yes

    Q. Were the opportunities good in your community for a poor young man - honest and industrious - to save up enough to buy a small farm of go in business for himself?

    A. yes and lots of them did.

    Q. Were poor ones, industrious young men, who were ambitious to make something of themselves, encouraged or discouraged by slaveholders?

    A. encouraged

    Q. What kind school or schools did you attend?

    A. most public

    Q. What school or schools were in operation in the your neighborhood?

    A. public and sometimes private subscriptions

    Q. Was the school in your community or private?

    A. both

    Q. About how many months in the year did it run?

    A. 4 or 5 months each year

    Q. Did the boys and girls in your community attend school pretty regularly?

    A. some did other did not

    Q. Was the teacher of the school you attended a man or a woman?

    A. man

    Q. In what year and month and at what place did you enlist in the Confederate or of the Federal Government?

    A. 1863 Mar. Tullahoma, Tenn. confederate service

    Q. After enlistment, where was your company sent first?

    A. Shelbyville

    Q. How long after your enlistment before your company engaged in battle?:

    A. 6 months

    Q. What was first battle you engaged in?:

    A. Chickamauga, Tenn.

    Note: Answers to the next three questions seem somewhat out of sequence.

    Q. State in your own way your experience in the war from this time on until the close. State where you went after the first battle - what you did, what others did, what battles your engaged in, how long they lasted, what the results were; state how you lived in camp, how you were clothed, how you slept, what you had to eat, how you were exposed to cold, hunger and disease. If you were in the hospital or in prison, state your experience here:

    A. I was wounded two places on the right leg above and below the knee,was sent to hospital but found two aunts near Dalton Ga and went to their homes and staid with them 4 weeks till nearly well then went back to my regiment and was in all the battles from Dalton Ga. to the battle of Franklin Tenn I never was discharge I and 4 others got permission from my capt and came home from Nashville after the Franklin battles and was taken sick with plurasy and was confined in bed and was captured by some of my own reg that went over to the yankeys

    Q. What kind of work did you take up when you came home?:

    A. Farming. I worked for my father the 1st year as I was not 21 and the 2nd I worked for myself and then went to Spencer Tenn to school.

    Q. Give a sketch of your life since the close of the Civil War, stating what kind of business you have engaged in, where you have lived, you church relations, etc. If you have held an office of offices, state what is was. You may state here any other facts connected with your life and experience which has not been brought out by the questions:

    A. I farmed some taught school and was merchant for 17 years then went back to farming. I went to Smith(ville?) sold goods there then to Cannon co. Tenn. owned farm there. My health was bad. Sold out came within 2 mi. of McMinnville where I now live. I am a Methodist. I was P.M.(?) 4 years at Jone Mills, Tenn. Now I am not able to hardly any kind of work and am getting $20.00 as pension which barely keeps me up as every thing is so high to live on. I have 3 married daughters. Two of them married the sons of comrads in my reg. one of them lost his right arm at Perryville Ky and the other wounded in the mouth and neck. I am the only left of a family of 8 as was the youngest one of the family.


    Q. Give the full name of you father: born: at: ; the county of: state of: . He lived at . Give also any particulars concerning him, as official position, war
    services, etc.; books written by,etc.

    A. Archibald W. (Hennessee); Bur___(?) Burke? county, North Carolina; lived there till 6 yrs. old and the came to Tenn.: J.P.?

    Q. Maiden name in full of your mother: . She was the daughter of (full name) and his wife (full name) who lived at:

    A. Jane Neal; Wm. Neal; Hannah Neal; East Tenn

    Q. Remarks on ancestry. Give here any and all facts possible in reference to your parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, etc., not included in the foregoing, as where the lived, office held, Revolutionary or other war services;what country the family came from to America; where first settled, county and state; always giving full names (if possible) and never referring to an ancestor simply as such without giving the name. It is desirable to include every fact possible and to that end the full and exact record from old Bibles should be appended on separate sheets of the size, thus preserving the facts from loss:

    A. My father Archibald Hennessee was the son of James Hennessee. My great grandfather came from Ireland and settled in N.C. Wm. Neal on my mothers side lived in East Tenn. My father and mother were born in Sept. 1802.

    Q. Give the names of all the members of your Company you can remember: (If you know where the Roster is to be had, please make special note of this.).

    A. At the first organisasion. A list of the name of Co. D 16th Tenn. reg. Capt. P.H. Coffee, 1st Lt. Geo. Marchbanks,...

    Listed were J.P.K.(?) Hennessee and H.M.Hennessee.
    (Complete list available on request...DAH.)

    There are several more that I cannot remember. I have a history written by T.A. Head of Co. K of the 16th Tenn. also of 8th 28 35th and 51st which he pic____ the scroll with name of each of Wright's brigade but Head was captured at Kennesaw Mt. and did not know much about what to write only what was told. I know that he failed to give the names of several that were killed and severely and mortally wounded. My brother Lt. J.P.(?)A. Hennessee was severely wounded at Murfreesboro and was so badly wounded at Atlanta which are not mentioned in the Head history. I have the History of the 16th Tenn. and 4 other reg. which gives an accurate account of their deeds which I will loan or sell you for $2.00 if you want it. I am willing to do my best to help to make history for the old South. While in the army made as good as soldier as I could. At Jonesboro Ga. my company only had 2 officer and 4 privates. I was one of the privates.

    All having been killed, wounded and missing. at the battle of Jonesboro Ga. 45 mi. below Atlanta where Hood came to Tenn. I was barefoot till I had blood blisters on the bottom of my feet. I with hundred of others was bare footed and sent from Cedar town Ga. to Blue Mt. Ala. before we could get shoes with very little to eat. we some times drew 4 days rashions that would not last 2 days. when Hood crost Sand Mt. there were 2 days we did not draw rashion, but lived on parch corn. we whiped the life out of the Yankees at Chicamauga, Rasacco, Kenesaw Mt. and at Atlanta and Franklin we drove them out of their breast works at point of the bayonet.

    People may talk of verterns of the Worlds war but they saw nothing like the old Confederates when it comes to fighting almost every day from Dalton Ga. to Jonesboro a distance of most 200 miles and but little to eat that not fit to eat. Some cooked while others fought and sent our rashions in the dark. I never could cook, cannot now. We were clad scanty without tents and the water would freeze in our canteen.

    I stood picket at Nashville when Hood was there when the snow was 15 in. deep without fire. Need not talk about the world's war veterans. Ceasor, Napoleon or Washington never had better fighters than the Confederate soldier. I would have answered you sooner but both of the balls of my thumbs tore off when I received you questions and have been under treatment of a Dr. I write and am so nervous I am fearful you cannot read my writing.

    I am truly yours,

    H.M.Hennessee P.S. I do not know of but four of my old co. that are living.

    (Extra page) 9/20/22 - McMinnville, Tenn. -

    ...great men as I consider...Jeff Davis when he spoke at Palmetto, GA.; saw and heard Andrew Johnson at McMinnville... with Horas Maynard and Gen. B.F. Cheatham...all the Generals in the Confederate army of Tenn. Division...liked J.E. Johnston and Forest the best ...Cheatham, Bates and Cleburn...Col. Isham G. Harris as well as Bob and Alf Taylor...Bob was my favorite...always voted for Bob...never voted for Alf... last primary I voted for Harvy Hannah...

    (HENNESSEE, H. M. Pension No. 13623)

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    Military:
    16th Infantry...

    Hamilton married Mary Cora Cornelia "Cora" Miller 14 Nov 1878, Warren County, Tennessee. Mary (daughter of James Lee Miller and Louisa Gribble) was born 14 Nov 1858, Warren County, Tennessee; died 17 Mar 1929, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Mary Cora Cornelia "Cora" Miller was born 14 Nov 1858, Warren County, Tennessee (daughter of James Lee Miller and Louisa Gribble); died 17 Mar 1929, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Married:
    ,by Jacob Stipes,M.G.

    Children:
    1. Lela Bernice Hennessee was born 28 Nov 1879, Warren County, Tennessee; died 13 Sep 1966, Cannon County, Tennessee; was buried Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. 3. Eva Beulah Hennessee was born 25 Aug 1882, Warren County, Tennessee; died 2 Jul 1973, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried DeKalb Memorial Gardens, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    3. Grover Cleveland Hennessee, Sr. was born 4 Mar 1885, Warren County, Tennessee; died 14 Aug 1950, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Centertown Cemetery, Centertown, Warren County, Tennessee.
    4. Clara Novella Hennessee was born 2 Mar 1889, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 27 Jan 1973, Sparta, White County, Tennessee; was buried Preston Cemetery, Cannon County, Tennessee.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  William Riley "Bill Flat" CantrellWilliam Riley "Bill Flat" Cantrell was born 28 Jul 1809, Spartanburg County, South Carolina (son of John "Johnny Flat" Cantrell and Mary Adkins); died 5 Feb 1884, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Old Bildad Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer

    Notes:

    Re: "The House of Magness", p.16.

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    "The Cantrill-Cantrell Genealogy", revised edition, p. 24:

    " One of the older members of the Cantrell family in Tennessee is our authority for saying that:"All the older Cantrells who went from the Carolinas into Tennessee were Baptists, these were designated as 'Old Baptists','Two Seed Baptists' and later 'Predestinarian Baptists'".

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    William married Constance Maud "Connie" Magness 31 May 1830, DeKalb County, Tennessee. Constance (daughter of Perry Green "Old Grandsir" Magness and Mary "Polly" Cantrell) was born 15 May 1815, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 18 Aug 1904, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Old Bildad Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Constance Maud "Connie" MagnessConstance Maud "Connie" Magness was born 15 May 1815, DeKalb County, Tennessee (daughter of Perry Green "Old Grandsir" Magness and Mary "Polly" Cantrell); died 18 Aug 1904, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Old Bildad Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: midwife & homemaker
    • Probate: 14 Mar 1907, DeKalb County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Appears living with Leroy Jackson in 1900 DeKalb Census.

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    The Connie Magness Cantrell family was the largest of the twelve families and
    not the least in interest. She had seventeen children, and two of her
    daughters had the same number, so it can be seen how the six-hundred living
    descendants of Perry Green Magness at the time of his death came about. She
    was a woman of great strength of body and soul, a miracle woman to the mothers
    of today. She not only reared seventeen children of her own, but she
    was the midwife for the most of the mothers of her section. Horseback on a
    sidesaddle with long flowing riding skirt, she rode the highways and byways of
    DeKalb and Warren Counties, delivering the young hopefuls and starting them
    on their careers.While the midwife has since become obsolete and discredited
    by modern medicine, she rendered a great and needed service to her day and
    generation , and is deserving of a greater tribute that I am able to pay her
    here. All praise and honor to "Aunt Connie" and her like, who knew little
    science but loved and served much."

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    Probate:
    - Estate Settlement

    Children:
    1. Perry Green Cantrell was born 30 Sep 1831, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 25 Jan 1918, Denton, Denton County, Texas; was buried Cooper Creek Cemetery, Denton, Denton County, Texas.
    2. Eliab B. "Liab" Cantrell was born 0___ 1832, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died (BEFORE 1870), (DeKalb County, Tennessee).
    3. John Javis Cantrell was born 24 Nov 1835, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 9 Jan 1895, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried John Javis Home Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    4. Mary Ann Cantrell was born 5 Oct 1837, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 9 Feb 1896, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Womack Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    5. Susan Cantrell was born 14 Aug 1839, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 10 Sep 1926, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Riverside Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.
    6. 4. Bethel Magness Cantrell was born 18 Dec 1841, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 30 Aug 1920, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Smithville Town Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    7. Daniel Watkins Cantrell was born 24 Nov 1843, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 25 Jun 1928, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Concord Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    8. Martha Jane Cantrell was born 8 Nov 1845, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 10 Sep 1910, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Old Bildad Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    9. Samantha Cantrell was born 25 Jan 1848, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 27 Oct 1931, Parker County, Texas; was buried Jaybird Cemetery,Parker,TX.
    10. Leroy Jackson Cantrell was born 29 Sep 1850, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 1 May 1906, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Old Bildad Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    11. Madison Hall Cantrell was born September 1851, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    12. Richard Magness Cantrell was born 19 Jul 1854, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 23 Sep 1930, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.
    13. Charlotte Blaine Cantrell was born 4 Nov 1857, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 12 Jul 1889, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Byars Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

  3. 10.  Hamilton McGowan was born 0___ 1816.

    Hamilton — Hannah Shrock. Hannah was born 0___ 1820. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Hannah Shrock was born 0___ 1820.
    Children:
    1. 5. Sophia Catherine "Sophie" McGowan was born 8 Feb 1842, Alabama; died 24 Feb 1907, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Smithville Town Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

  5. 12.  Archibald Wilcher "Archie" Hennessee was born 25 Sep 1802, Burke County, North Carolina (son of James Hennessee and Sarah "Sallie" Wilcher); died 7 Aug 1875, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Farmer
    • Military: CSA Veteran
    • Residence: 0___ 1808, Warren County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Moved to Tennessee when he was 6 years old. See testimony...

    Nov.8, 1850: Records indicate that an A.W.Hennessee was a J.P.

    Appears on roster of the 35th Tenn. Regiment, CSA, Co. "B".

    From: Helen R Money
    To: schoolstuff@worldnet.att.net
    Subject: Archibald W. Hennessee
    Date: Saturday, March 07, 1998 1:27 PM

    David,

    The other day when I talked to you, I mentioned that someone had moved to TN when they were 6 yrs. old. I said that it was Patrick but I was WRONG. It was Archibald W. Hennessee. Could you tell me where you found that fact. Reference in your notes: See testimony. What testimony and do I have it? I have not seen anything in detail on Archibald at all. Where are you getting this? I realize that you said that you did not have references on some of the things but if you have this, I would like to have it. I do have the rest of the references.

    The Revolutionary War........
    In the book VIRGINIA'S COLONIAL SOLDIERS by Lloyd Bockstuck, it lists

    Thomas Henacy, pg 129, 12 March
    Thomas Henacy, pg 134,
    Thomas Hennesey, pg 47, 50
    Thomas Hennessey, pg 131
    Patrick Hensey, pg 208 0.5.0

    REVOLUTIONARY WAR RECORDS Vol. I VA by Gaius M. Brumbaugh

    Wm. Henesey #4803 3 yrs. pg. 448

    This was all they had at the Family History Library here. It is very small. Don't know if you are interested in this "poop" or not. I printed off the Hennessee family that they had at the FHL-BC. I do not use it but only as a reference to look for something. I am really having a problem with Ailsey McDowell. Can't find doodley-squat on her. Will continue to look...................

    Helen







    Birth:
    Map & History of Burke County, North Carolina http://bit.ly/Rd17uM

    Occupation:
    Property valued at $1100

    Military:
    Appears on roster of the 35th Tenn. Regiment, CSA, Co. "B".

    Archibald married Elizabeth Jane "Jennie" Neal 29 Aug 1822, Warren County, Tennessee. Elizabeth (daughter of William R. Neal and Hannah Jones) was born 19 Sep 1802, McMinn County, Tennessee; died 12 Jan 1892, Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Elizabeth Jane "Jennie" NealElizabeth Jane "Jennie" Neal was born 19 Sep 1802, McMinn County, Tennessee (daughter of William R. Neal and Hannah Jones); died 12 Jan 1892, Warren County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. Sarah Adeline "Sally" Hennessee was born 25 Aug 1823, Warren County, Tennessee; died ~ 1904, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Cunningham Cemetery, Rock Island, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. Hannah Minerva Hennessee was born 13 May 1826, Warren County, Tennessee; died 11 Feb 1884, McLennan County, Texas; was buried Old Perry Cemetery, Moody, McLennan County, Texas.
    3. William Pleasant Hennessee was born 28 Feb 1829, Warren County, Tennessee; died 30 Mar 1918, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Old Bybee Cemetery, Rock Island, Warren County, Tennessee.
    4. Alcey Jane "Janey" Hennessee was born 22 Mar 1832, Warren County, Tennessee; died 2 Apr 1870, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    5. James Patrick Alexander Hennessee was born 14 Nov 1834, Warren County, Tennessee; died 4 Feb 1881, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    6. Rachel Ann "Ann" Hennessee was born 9 Jul 1838, Warren County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1916, (Texas); was buried Straley Cemetery,Lampasas Co.,TX.
    7. Mary Elizabeth Hennessee was born 28 Mar 1841, Warren County, Tennessee.
    8. 6. Hamilton Mortimer "Hamp" Hennessee was born 27 Feb 1845, Warren County, Tennessee; died 17 Dec 1939, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried 18 Mar 1929, Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.

  7. 14.  James Lee Miller was born 15 Dec 1822, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina (son of William Miller and Margaret Shanks); died 27 Jun 1913, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shiloh Cemetery, Rock Island, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer

    Notes:

    Member of the Tennesse House of Representatives, 44th General Assembly,
    1885-1887, represented Warren County, a Democrat.
    Two sons and six daughters...Thomas G. Webb

    James married Louisa Gribble 14 Dec 1849, Warren County, Tennessee. Louisa (daughter of John Carmack Gribble and Susan Lucinda Roberts) was born 28 Jan 1828, Warren County, Tennessee; died 4 Apr 1902, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shiloh Cemetery, Rock Island, Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  Louisa Gribble was born 28 Jan 1828, Warren County, Tennessee (daughter of John Carmack Gribble and Susan Lucinda Roberts); died 4 Apr 1902, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shiloh Cemetery, Rock Island, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Re GRIBBLE, Chapter 3, Gen.V, p.1.

    Children:
    1. Frances Louisa Miller was born 9 Jan 1854, Warren County, Tennessee; died 28 Jul 1929, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Jaco Family Cemetery, Rock Island, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. John Quitman Miller was born 1855, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. 7. Mary Cora Cornelia "Cora" Miller was born 14 Nov 1858, Warren County, Tennessee; died 17 Mar 1929, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.
    4. William Van Dorn Miller was born 23 Jul 1862, Warren County, Tennessee; died 21 Jun 1932, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.


Generation: 5

  1. 16.  John "Johnny Flat" Cantrell was born 0___ 1773, North Carolina (son of Abraham Cantrell and Matilda Watson); died Aft 1855, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer
    • Alt Birth: 0___ 1773, Virginia

    Notes:

    "...moved with his parents to Spartanburg County, SC, near Mayo, where married
    and had a large family. He moved to Tennessee by 1810 and settled in Warren
    County on Sink Creek which became a part of DeKalb County..."...Christie.

    John married Mary Adkins 0___ 1793, Spartanburg County, South Carolina. Mary (daughter of William Adkins and unnamed spouse) was born 1774, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 185?, Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 17.  Mary Adkins was born 1774, Spartanburg County, South Carolina (daughter of William Adkins and unnamed spouse); died 185?, Warren County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. Elinda "Nellie" Cantrell was born 0___ 1797, (Spartanburg County) South Carolina; died After 1880, (DeKalb County) Tennessee.
    2. Melissa Cantrell was born (Spartanburg County, South Carolina); died YOUNG.
    3. Serena Cantrell was born 1804, (Spartanburg County) South Carolina.
    4. Abraham Cantrell was born 179?, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died Wright County, Missouri.
    5. Sampson Cantrell was born (Spartanburg County, South Carolina).
    6. 8. William Riley "Bill Flat" Cantrell was born 28 Jul 1809, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 5 Feb 1884, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Old Bildad Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    7. Madison Atkins Cantrell was born 1814, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

  3. 18.  Perry Green "Old Grandsir" MagnessPerry Green "Old Grandsir" Magness was born 23 May 1796, Rutherford County, North Carolina (son of George Magness and Mary "Polly" Durham); died 1 Mar 1884, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Martin Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Merchant ($3000 | 1500 acres)
    • Residence: 0___ 1817, Orange County, Indiana
    • Residence: 0___ 1870, (DeKalb County) Tennessee
    • Residence: 0___ 1880, DeKalb County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Perry Green Magness married Mary Cantrell early in 1815; in 1816 he got the news of the death of William Magness. Perry Green apparently never went to North Carolina himself to see about his uncle William’s estate, but he made at least three different powers of attorney regarding it. The first two are recorded in Lincoln County, NC, Deed book 28, pages 37 and 686. He made one on 4 September 1816 in Warren County, Tennessee, giving power of attorney to Francis Alexander. The following year Perry Green had moved to Orange County, Indiana, where he lived for a year or more before moving back to Warren County, Tennessee.

    On May 24, 1817, (he had his 21st birthday on May 23) in Orange County, Indiana, Perrygreen Magness "son of George Magness Dec’d" gave power of attorney to Berryman Hicks of Rutherford County, North Carolina. (Berryman Hicks was married to Elizabeth Durham, sister of Perry Green’s mother.) A third power of attorney was recorded in Rutherford County, NC Deed Book 34, page 135, and is even more specific as to his relation to George Magness. It was made 4 December 1817 in Orange County, Indiana, by Perrygreen Magness, "son and lawful heir of George Magness, decd.," and gives authority to Berryman Hicks.

    Berryman Hicks had difficulty establishing Perry green as George’s legal heir. Perry Green never claimed to be George’s only child; he did claim to be his only legal heir. The Execution Docket of the Superior Court of Law and Equity in Lincoln County, North Carolina, shows that in October 1818 the heirs of William Magness petitioned for a division of the real estate. No division was made, however, and in October 1824 the case of Heirs of Wm. Magness vs. Perrigrene magness was brought to a jury, which found “that the said Perregrine Magness is the son and only heir at law of George Magness dec’d, a brother to Wm. Magness dec’d.” The real estate was ordered to be devided into seven parts, of which Perry Green Magness would receive one.

    Actually the seventh part went to Berryman Hicks, who had agreed to pay Perry Green Magness $1500 for Perry Green’s share of the estate if Berryman Hicks succeeded in establishing Perry Green’s claim. Difficulties must have arisen over that after Berryman Hicks died about 1842. In the North Carolina Archives, the Cleveland County Miscellaneous Files contain the suit of Hazael Hicks, admr. of Berryman Hicks, vs. John Roberts, admr. of William Magness. Within this suit is a deposition of Perry G. Magness, aged about 48 years, at Smithville, DeKalb Co., Tennessee 27 May 1844, stating that “I did transfer my interest in the estate of my uncle Wm. Magness deceased to the said Berryman Hicks about the year 1817 or 1818. We came to a settlement about the year 1825.” A second deposition was made by Perry G. Magness, aged about 51 years at Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee, on 17 July 1847, stating “I did sell and transfer my interest in said estate to Berryman Hicks for fifteen hundred dollars, provided he established my heirship in said estate.”

    With the $1500 , which was a considerable sum at the time, Perry Green Magness bought land and made investments and became a merchant. his sons and grandsons became merchants and bankers, and many of them prospered greatly. Whether Perry Green’s sister was given any of the money is not known; it is known that she was provided for in her old age by her brother Perry Green. Their mother Polly Durham magness, married in Warren County, Tennessee, about 1827 Benjamin Cantrell She died a few years later, between 1830 and 1840. The two children of George Magness and Polly Durham both lived in Warren and DeKalb Counties, Tennessee.

    Biography

    Perry G. Magness, son of George Magness and Polly Durham, was born in May 1796 in Rutherford County, North Carolina. He passed away in March 1884 in Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee and is buried in Martin Cemetery, DeKalb County.[1]

    Perry married Mary Cantrell in early 1815 in Warren County, Tennessee.[2]

    Perry and wife, Mary, traveled to Indiana briefly with her parents about 1816. Daughter Harriet was born there in 1817. By 1819 they had returned to Warren County, Tennessee.

    Census

    Census: 1830 Federal
    Date: 1 Jun 1830
    Place: Warren County, Tennessee[3]
    In Warren County with children Perry G., Bethel, William, Mary J., Elizabeth, Constant, Harriett, and Sarah.
    Census: 1840 Federal
    Date: 1 Jun 1840
    Place: DeKalb County, Tennessee[4]
    The family did not relocate. DeKalb County was formed from parts of Cannon, Warren and White Counties in 1838. Perry and Mary with children Richard M., Leroy J., Perry, Bethel, William, Charlotte, Martha, Mary J., and Elizabeth.
    Census: 1850 Federal
    Date: 1 Jun 1850
    Place: Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee[5]
    Perry and wife Mary living in Smithville. Perry is a merchant with real estate valued at $1,680. In the household are the three youngest children Leroy J., Charlotte B. and Richard M. Magness, and Mary J. (Magness) Youngblood, another daughter separated from her husband, with her children Martha and Josephine. A young clerk is living with them as well, John Donald.
    Census: 1860 Federal
    Date: 1 Jun 1860
    Place: DeKalb County, Tennessee[6]
    Perry and Mary still in Smithville. In the household are daughter, Mary J. Youngblood, and granddaughter, Josephine Youngblood. Perry's business has been quite successful. His real estate holdings are now valued at $5,000 and personal property at $14.180.
    Census: 1870 Federal
    Date: 1 Jun 1870
    Place: DeKalb County, Tennessee[7]
    Widower Perry living alone on property between sons Perry G., Jr. and Leroy Magness.
    Census: 1880 Federal
    Date: 1 Jun 1880
    Place: DeKalb County, Tennessee[8]
    Perry is living in household of his son, Leroy, and wife, Malissa.
    Sources

    ? Find A Grave Memorial #51006321
    ? Source: #SCantrill [quoted from list of children of Richard Cantrell and Constance Bethel] 106. iii. Mary, b. July 20, 1799; m. Perry G. Magness in 1815. p. 13
    ? Source: #S93 Warren, Tennessee; Page: 374; NARA Series: M19; Roll Number: 181; Family History Film: 0024539. Perry G Magness Males under 5 1 [Perry Jr] Males 5-9 2 [Bethel, William] Males 30-39 1 [Perry Sr] Females under 5 2 [Mary J., Elizabeth] Females 10-14 3 [Constant, Harriet, Sarah] Females 30-39 1 Mary]
    ? Source: #S112 De Kalb, Tennessee; Roll: 520; Page: 245; Image: 508; Family History Library Film: 0024543. Perry G. Magnus Males under 5 1 [Richard M. ] Males 5-9 1 [Leroy J.] Males 10-14 1 [Perry Jr] Males 15-19 2 Bethel, William] Males 40-49 1 [Perry Sr] Females under 5 1 [Charlotte] Females 5-9 1 [Martha] Females 10-14 2 Mary J., Elizabeth] Females 30-39 1 [Mary] Slaves: Males 10-23 1 Total persons 12
    ? Source: #S91 Smithville, DeKalb, Tennessee; Roll: M432_876; Page: 72A; Image: 275. Household #1017 Magness, Perry G 53 M Merchant b SC RE $1680 Mary 50 F b TN Leroy J 18 M Farmer b TN Charlotte B 13 F b TN Richard M 11 M b TN Youngblood, Mary J 22 F b TN RE $500 Martha 4 F b TN Josephine 2 F b TN Donald, John 25 M Clerking b VA
    ? Source: #S80 District 5, De Kalb, Tennessee; Roll: M653_1247; Page: 116; Image: 237; Family History Library Film: 805247. Household #514 Magness, Perry G 64 M Farmer b SC RE $5000 PP $14,180 Mary 61 F b SC Youngblood, Mary J 32 F b TN Josephine 11 F b TN
    ? Source: #S92 District 5, DeKalb, Tennessee; Roll: M593_1524; Page: 152A; Image: 308; Family History Library Film: 553023. Household #19 Magness, Perry G Sr 74 M W Farmer RE $3000 PP $1500 b NC
    ? Source: #S1880 District 9, DeKalb, Tennessee; Roll: 1252; Family History Film: 1255252; Page: 217A; Enumeration District: 032. Household #284 Magness, Leroy J W M 44 Head Md Farmer b TN Malissa W F 43 Wife Md b TN Robert W M 19 Son S b TN Benjaman W M 16 Son S b TN Asey F W M 14 Son S b TN Annie W F 12 Dau S b TN Perry W M 9 Son S b TN Mary W F 7 Dau S b TN Mattie W F 4 Dau S b TN Perry G W M 84 Father Wd b TN Hickerson, Susan W F 21 Servant S b TN
    Source: SCantrill Christie, Susan Cantrill, The Cantrill-Cantrell Genealogy: A record of the descendants of Richard Cantrill. New York: The Grafton Press, Genealogical Publishers, 1908. Full text available online at Internet Archive
    Source: S93 Abbreviation: Federal Census 1830 Title: Federal Census 1830 Publication: Effective date 1 Jun 1830 Repository: #R11
    Source: S112 Abbreviation: Federal Census 1840 Title: Federal Census 1840 Publication: Effective date 1 Jun 1840 Repository: #R11
    Source: S91 Federal Census 1850 United States Bureau of the Census Publication: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records. Effective date 1 Jun 1850. Repository: #R11
    Source: S80 1860 United States Federal Census U.S. Bureau of the Census Publication: U. S. Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration Repository #R11
    Source: S92 Federal Census 1870 Publication: Effective date 1 Jun 1870 Repository: #R11
    Source: S81 Abbreviation: Federal Census 1880 Title: Federal Census 1880 Publication: Effective date 1 Jun 1880. Repository: #R11
    Repository: R11 Name: Ancestry. com Operations, Inc. City: Provo State: UT URL: www.ancestry.com

    DeKalb County 1860 Census indicates SC as birth-state for PGM...

    Please note that the name, "George", is conspicously absent from Perry Green's line to this day.

    1840 DeKalb Census: 1112001-112001

    Residence:
    enumerated in the household of his son, Leroy...

    Buried:
    Tombstone inscription reads, "His toils are over, his work is done, and he is fully Blest, He fought the fight to Victory, won and entered into Rest."

    Perry married Mary "Polly" Cantrell 0___ 1815, Warren County, Tennessee. Mary (daughter of Richard Cantrell and Constance "Polly" Bethel) was born 20 Jul 1799, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 3 Jan 1863, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Martin Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  4. 19.  Mary "Polly" Cantrell was born 20 Jul 1799, Spartanburg County, South Carolina (daughter of Richard Cantrell and Constance "Polly" Bethel); died 3 Jan 1863, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Martin Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Tombstone Inscription, "Rest Mother you have ceased from your labors and entered into your Rest She embraced religion early in Life and died triumphant."

    Children:
    1. 9. Constance Maud "Connie" Magness was born 15 May 1815, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 18 Aug 1904, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Old Bildad Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    2. Harriet Magness was born 2 Jun 1817, Indiana; died 10 Jul 1866, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Potter Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    3. Sarah Elizabeth "Sallie" Magness was born 12 Sep 1819, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 15 Jan 1890, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Potter Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    4. Bethel C(antrell) Magness was born 14 Aug 1821, (DeKalb County, Tennessee); died 25 Aug 1846, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Martin Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    5. William Hall "Bill" Magness was born 15 Feb 1824, (DeKalb County) Tennessee; died 2 Sep 1891, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Riverside Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.
    6. Perry Green Magness, Jr. was born 26 Jan 1826, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 25 Sep 1876, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Potter Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    7. Mary Jane Magness was born 20 Feb 1828, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 12 Feb 1908, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Potter Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    8. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Magness was born 11 Jan 1830, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 24 Sep 1891, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    9. Martha Magness was born 15 Dec 1831, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 1 Mar 1897, Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee; was buried Cedar Grove Cemetery, Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee.
    10. Leroy Jackson "Cain" Magness was born 4 Jun 1834, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 11 May 1906, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Aaron Cantrell Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    11. Charlotte B(laine) Magness was born 19 Nov 1836, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 20 Jul 1907, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Edward Robinson Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    12. Richard Marion "Dick" Magness was born 15 Jan 1839, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 0May 1884, Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee.

  5. 24.  James Hennessee was born 0___ 1766, Burke County, North Carolina (son of Patrick Hennessee and Alice "Ailsey" LNU); died February 1851, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Liberty Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Farmer
    • Possessions: 0___ 1805; Warren County, Tennessee
    • Possessions: 0___ 1812; Warren County, Tennessee
    • Will: 7 Mar 1848, Warren County, Tennessee
    • Probate: March 1851, Warren County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    From James came all of the Tennessee, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and other Western Hennessee families...

    Last Will & Testament of James Hennessee of the County of Warren and the State of Tennessee

    I, James Hennessee, considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, I being of sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following: That is to say

    Item First:

    I have heretofore given my oldest son, Thomas Hennessee, one tract of land lying in Warren County on the waters of Collins River worth two hundred dollars, also one negro girl worth three hundred dollars, one horse, bridle and saddle worth fifty dollars, one bed and furniture, one cow and calf worth sixteen dollars and that is all I ever intend to give him.

    Item Second:

    I have given my son, Patrick S. Hennessee, on tract or parcel of land worth two hundred and fifty dollars, one horse, bridle and saddle worth fifty dollars and one cow and calf and one bed and furniture worth sixteen dollars and also one other negro girl, named Hannah, worth two-hundred and fifty dollars and that is all I ever intend to give him.

    Item Third:

    I have given my daughter, Alsey Christian, one negro woman named Betty, worth five hundred dollars, one cow and calf and one bed and furniture worth sixteen dollars and two horses worth thirty dollars each and that is all I ever intend to give her.

    Item Fourth:

    I have given my son Archibald W. Hennessee one tract or parcel of land on the waters of Collins River in the County of Warren worth two hundred dollars, one mare, bridle and saddle worth fifty dollars, and one cow and calf, bed and furniture worth sixteen dollars, and that is all I ever intend to give him.

    Item Fifth:

    I have given my son Alfred Hennessee one tract or parcel of land in County of Warren on the waters of Collins River worth two hundred dollars, one negro boy worth four hundred dollars and one bed and furniture and one cow and calf worth sixteen dollars and that is all I ever intend to give him.

    Item Sixth:

    I have given my son Alexander Hennessee one tract of land lying on the waters of Collins River worth two hundred dollars and two negro girls worth two hundred and fifty dollars each and one bedstead bed and furniture worth ten dollars and that is all I ever intend to give him.

    Item Seventh:

    I have given my son Henry Hennessee one negro boy and one negro girl worth three hundred dollars each, one bed and furniture and one cow and calf worth sixteen dollars and that is all I ever intend to give him.

    Item 8:

    I have given my son James W. Hennessee one tract of land in the county of Warren on the waters of Collins River worth two hundred dollars and one negro girl worth two hundred dollars and one horse, bridle and saddle worth eighty-five dollars, one bed and furniture worth eight dollars and that is all I ever intend to give him.

    Now as touching my free hold estate which I am lawfully seized and possessed of at this time. First, I give to and bequeath to my beloved wife Jane Hennessee ten acres of land including by dwelling houses and all other out-building running from the bank of Collins River west to the branch, also the seventh part of forty acres of land in the County of Warren and west of my dwelling house and formerly know as school land, also the seventh part of all my household furniture and here saddle which she now is in possession of and the seventh part of my stock.

    Item 2nd:

    I give to my son John Hennessee ten acres of land on the upper end of my land next to the river including a small field, also his saddle and also the seventh part of all my stock and household furniture and the seventh part of the above mentioned school-land, and lastly as to all the rest residing and remainder of my real and personal estate goods and cattles of whatsoever kind, the one I give and demise to Polly Ann Hennessee my oldest daughter, Samuel M. Hennessee, Ester Hennessee, Anderson L. Hennessee and Eliza Jane Hennessee in the following manner, that is to say the same shall be equally divided amongst the five last mentioned children.

    I hereby appoint my wife Jane Hennessee and P. S. Hennessee sole executrix and executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made and my said wife Jane Hennessee shall remain in full possession of all that part of the land then divided to my last mentioned six children during her widowhood or until the youngest child becomes of age my said executrix and executor give theirs of their portion as mentioned in my last will and testament.

    In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this seventh day of March in the year of our Lord one-thousand-eight-hundred and forty-eight. The above division shall be made after all my just debts is paid.

    Signed: James Hennessee

    Note: A Codicil was signed by James Hennessee on February 2, 1851, affirming "Item 2nd" of his will. On April 19, 1851 a commission was appointed to sell the property.

    Elisha David Cunningham witnessed the will of James Hennessee, Warren County, TN Will Book I, p. 119 ... DAH

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    Archibald WILCHER (AFN: 1FBT-DF5) Pedigree
    Sex: M Family
    Event(s)
    Birth: Abt. 1771
    <, Burke Co., North Carolina>
    Parents
    Father: Thomas WILCHER (AFN: 1FBT-DCQ) Family
    Mother: Nancy WALTON (AFN: JRKG-F2)

    Wanda Gant, who has abstracted a list of 1820 Warren County jail-petitioners, cites among them;

    "...Wilcher, Thomas
    Wilsher, R. P.". - Who is this? Could he be another son of Thomas (Ransom Pinckney?). He must have been born before 1799 as the list cites those who are in majority only. On further reflection, R. P., could be simply a misread or typo for A. P. - Archibald Price...DAH

    What is the relationship between Miss Cain and John CAIN listed in following complaint?

    circa 1830-1831:

    "CHANCERY of M'MINVILLE DECREES

    Thomas Wilcher, administrator and legale of Archibald P. Wilchire, dec. and Leroy Hammans, guardian of Barto Vaughn, complaints vs.

    John Cain, Jesse Wooton, Jas. Henessee, Nancy Wilcher, Charles Colson, Jonathan Wootton and Wm. Pragill, defendants."

    13 Jul 2008: Could not locate Wooton or Pragill in 1850 Warren or White County census...DAH

    Abstracted from "The Upper Cumberland Researcher", Volume XXI, No.1, Spring 1996,article entitled, "The Sparta Recorder and Law Journal by Anderson and Long, July 31, 1830 Vol. 1, No. 13", p. 18

    20 Jul 2008

    http://www.tngenweb.org/white/_minutes/1814_172.html

    Would Frances Hennessee be a sibling or a son to James? There no further references to the name, "Frances", in James' line...DAH

    21 July 1815

    P. 172 It is therefore considered by the Court the cause continue until the next term of this Court.

    Ordered by Court that Zachariah Jones be appointed Overseer of the road leading from Sparta to Allens ferry beginning where Furgersons path turns off, thence to said ferry, and that William Irwin Esqr. furnish a sufficient number of hand to work there on and open said road and who shall be considered bound to work thereon until sufficiently opened and then to return to work on former road assigned them to work on and keep in repair &c.

    Ordered by Court that Moses Lynnville be appointed Overseer of the road from Hailys old Cabin to the house of Reuben Ragland Esqr. and that Reuben Ragland assign a list of hand to work there on.

    Saturday July 22nd 1815. Ordered that Court be adjourned until Court in Court.

    Turner Lane )

    Frances Hennessee )

    Joseph Smith ) Esqrs.

    Isaac Medkiff )

    Test- Jacob A. Lane. Clk.

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    Other "James'" found in early records...

    James Henesy 1762 North Carolina Taxpayers List New Hanover County, NC p. 95 Tax Roll: North Carolina New Hanover D.A.Hennessee Item:
    James Henesy 1763 North Carolina Taxpayers List New Hanover County, NC p. 95 Tax Roll: North Carolina New Hanover D.A.Hennessee Item:
    James Hennesy 1780 Irish Settlers in America Vermont Revolutionary Patriot p. 257 Rev.Patriots: Vermont Uncited Vol. I Grant Hennessa Item:
    James Hennessy 1778 Calender of Maryland State Papers:The Red Papers Oath: Maryland Anne Arundel State of Maryland D.A.Hennessee Item:
    James Hennessee 1860 Alabama Census:1860 p. 220 Census: Alabama Jones Bluff,Sumter 1860Sumter ALD.A.Hennessee Item:

    James Henecy 1778 Burke County, NC, Land Records: 1778 p. 565 Land Record: North Carolina Burke County Vol. I Mary Barnes Item:
    James Heney 1778 Burke County, NC, Land Records: 1778 p. 230 Land Record: North Carolina Burke County Vol. I Mary Barnes Item:
    James Henecy 1778 Burke County, NC, Land Records: 1778 p. 229 Land Record: North Carolina Burke County Vol. I Mary Barnes Item:
    James Hennessy 1780 Irish Settlers in America p. 318 Mil. Service: Uncited Uncited Vol. IMichael J. O'Brien Grant Hennessa Item:

    James Hennesy 1777 Irish Settlers in America Vermont Revolutionary Patriot p. 257 Rev.Patriots: Vermont County Unknown Vol. IMichael J. O'Brien Grant Hennessa Item:

    James Hennessy 1805 Talbot County,MD Guardian Accounts Apprenticeship: Maryland Talbot D.A.Hennessee Item:
    James Hennessy 1793 Talbot County,MD Guardian Accounts Birth: Maryland Talbot D.A.Hennessee Item:
    James Hennessee 1809 Early Deeds of Williamson Co.,TN:1792-1812 Land Purchase Tennessee Franklin Joyce Martin Murray Davidson Mary Barnes

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    Subject Jump: You might be interested that on this same 1805 Tax List, image 4 of 5, left side, entry number 17 is a James Hennessee.

    {Someone has scribbled in the edge of the document that James Hennessee was a handsome dude, wealthy beyond belief and the local power broker for Rock Island governent when it was still White County---or something like that........}

    Source Information: Ancestry.com. Tennessee, Early Tax List Records, 1783-1895 [database on-line].

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    "Tennessee County Formation Maps" 1777-1985 ... http://tngenweb.org/maps/county-ani/tn-maps/tn-cf.html

    Select a year and view county line changes...

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    Birth:
    Map & History of Burke County, North Carolina http://bit.ly/Rd17uM

    Will:
    - Will recorded

    Buried:
    http://home.att.net/~jemjr/graveyard.htm

    OLD BURIAL GROUNDS OF WARREN COUNTY, TENN. By MRS. BLANCHE BENTLEY

    "One of the best known and first organized churches of Warren County was Liberty, a mile or so from McMinnville. As shown by his will, land was given by Thomas Wiltshire (Wilcher), the church house built and the church, Cumberland Presbyterian in doctrine, organized all in 1815. William Cheek Smartt is the reputed founder and he and John Allison, a Revolutionary soldier, were two of its first elders..."

    Died:
    Map & History of Warren County, Tennessee... http://bit.ly/PIsRbw

    James married Sarah "Sallie" Wilcher Abt 1794, (Burke County, North Carolina). Sarah (daughter of Thomas Wilcher, Sr. and (Nancy Anna) "Anne" (Walton) LNU) was born 0___ 1775, (Amherst County, Virginia); died Abt 8 Jul 1830, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried (Liberty Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee). [Group Sheet]


  6. 25.  Sarah "Sallie" Wilcher was born 0___ 1775, (Amherst County, Virginia) (daughter of Thomas Wilcher, Sr. and (Nancy Anna) "Anne" (Walton) LNU); died Abt 8 Jul 1830, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried (Liberty Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee).

    Other Events:

    • Alt Death: (BEFORE 1825), Warren County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Birth:
    or Amherst Co.,VA

    Buried:
    http://home.att.net/~jemjr/graveyard.htm

    OLD BURIAL GROUNDS OF WARREN COUNTY, TENN. By MRS. BLANCHE BENTLEY

    "One of the best known and first organized churches of Warren County was Liberty, a mile or so from McMinnville. As shown by his will, land was given by Thomas Wiltshire (Wilcher), the church house built and the church, Cumberland Presbyterian in doctrine, organized all in 1815. William Cheek Smartt is the reputed founder and he and John Allison, a Revolutionary soldier, were two of its first elders..."

    Children:
    1. Thomas Hennessee was born 0___ 1795, Burke County, North Carolina; died 1861-1865, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Hennessee Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. Patrick S(amuel) "Paddy" Hennessee was born 0___ 1796, Burke County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1860, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Hennessee Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. Alford Hennessee was born 0___ 1801, (Burke County) North Carolina.
    4. (FNU Hennessee) was born (ABT 1800), (Burke County, North Carolina).
    5. 12. Archibald Wilcher "Archie" Hennessee was born 25 Sep 1802, Burke County, North Carolina; died 7 Aug 1875, Warren County, Tennessee.
    6. Ailsey Hennessee was born 1794-1804, Burke County, North Carolina; died Aft 1848.
    7. Alexander Hennessee was born 0___ 1804, Burke County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1875, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    8. Henry D(avid) Hennessee was born 0___ 1805, Warren County, Tennessee; died (Lawrence County, Arkansas).
    9. James W(ilcher) I. Hennessee was born 25 Jul 1811, Warren County, Tennessee; died 16 Feb 1846, White County, Tennessee.

  7. 26.  William R. Neal was born 10 Nov 1777, Commonwealth of Virginia (son of Charles Neal and unnamed spouse); died 21 Jul 1865, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Neal Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer
    • Probate: 3 Jan 1859, Van Buren County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    1840 Warren Co. Census, p. 2: "William Neal: M110100001; F100110001, 6 S".
    Came to White Co., circa 1806...Barnes.
    Did he have a brother, Henry?
    Hamilton Neal and Patrick Moore appointed administrators for his estate.

    A member of "Rocky River Baptist Church", Warren County, Tennessee in 1828 ... http://www.combs-families.org/combs/records/tn/warren/church.htm

    William married Hannah Jones 19 May 1798, Jefferson County, Tennessee. Hannah (daughter of James Jones and Hanna LNU) was born 17 Sep 1774, Commonwealth of Virginia; died 25 Jul 1860, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Neal Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  8. 27.  Hannah Jones was born 17 Sep 1774, Commonwealth of Virginia (daughter of James Jones and Hanna LNU); died 25 Jul 1860, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Neal Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    6 Aug 2007:


    Posted By: ALLISON JACKSON
    Email:
    Subject: Re: THE NEALS and THEIR DECENDENTS
    Post Date: March 28, 2000 at 14:10:34
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/neal/messages/1419.html
    Forum: Neal Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/neal/


    WILLIAM R NEAL SR. WAS THE SON OF PETER NEAL SR. B. NOV 10,1777 VA. D. 1865 IN WARREN CO., TN. BU. WARREN CO. MARRIED MAY 19,1798 JEFFERSON CO., TN., HANNAH JONES, D/O JAMES JONES & HANNA _. B. SEPT 17, 1773 VA.; D. JULY 21, 1860 WARREN CO TN. THEY HAD 11 CHILDREN.
    1.NANCY
    2.SARAH
    3.JANE
    4. MARY
    5. BEERSHEBA
    6. JOHN
    7. RACHEL
    8. HAMILTON
    9. PLEASANT L
    10 ANNA
    11 WILLIAM R., JR

    I HAVE MORE INFORMATION ON THE NEAL FAMILY.

    A member of "Rocky River Baptist Church", Warren County, Tennessee in 1828 ... http://www.combs-families.org/combs/records/tn/warren/church.htm




    Children:
    1. Sarah Neal was born 26 Nov 1801, Jefferson, Jefferson County, Tennessee; died 10 Dec 1876, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. Rachel Neal was born 1802, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died Aft 1870, (Van Buren County) Tennessee.
    3. 13. Elizabeth Jane "Jennie" Neal was born 19 Sep 1802, McMinn County, Tennessee; died 12 Jan 1892, Warren County, Tennessee.
    4. Hamilton Neal was born 26 Sep 1812, (Warren County, Tennessee); died Aft 1880, (Warren County, Tennessee).
    5. Bersheba Neal was born (Warren County, Tennessee).
    6. John Neal was born (Tennessee); died 1847, Warren County, Tennessee.
    7. Pleasant L. Neal was born 13 Jan 1815, Tennessee; died 23 May 1904, (McLennan County, Texas); was buried Naler Cemetery, Moody, McLennan County, Texas.
    8. Ann Neal was born 0___ 1819, (Warren County) Tennessee; died 0___ 1858, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Neal Family Cemetery, Rock Island, Warren County, Tennessee.
    9. Nancy Neal was born 31 Mar 1799, Jefferson County, Tennessee; died 6 Nov 1884, Moody, McLennan County, Texas; was buried Naler Cemetery, Moody, McLennan County, Texas.
    10. William Neal, Jr. was born 3 Dec 1819, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 17 Dec 1858, (Van Buren County) Tennessee.

  9. 28.  William Miller was born 0___ 1773, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina (son of Abraham Miller and Jennet Black); died 14 Dec 1840, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shiloh Cemetery, Rock Island, Warren County, Tennessee.

    William married Margaret Shanks (1793), (North Carolina). Margaret was born 25 Oct 1775, (North Carolina); died 17 Aug 1857, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shiloh Cemetery, Rock Island, Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  10. 29.  Margaret Shanks was born 25 Oct 1775, (North Carolina); died 17 Aug 1857, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shiloh Cemetery, Rock Island, Warren County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 14. James Lee Miller was born 15 Dec 1822, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; died 27 Jun 1913, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shiloh Cemetery, Rock Island, Warren County, Tennessee.

  11. 30.  John Carmack Gribble was born 8 Aug 1806, Burke County, North Carolina (son of Thomas Carmack Gribble and Hannah Shanks); died 17 Nov 1894, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shiloh Cemetery, Rock Island, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer

    John married Susan Lucinda Roberts 1826, Warren County, Tennessee. Susan (daughter of Reuben Roberts, Sr. and Millie "Millie" Asher) was born 0___ 1798, Carter County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1840, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111. [Group Sheet]


  12. 31.  Susan Lucinda Roberts was born 0___ 1798, Carter County, Tennessee (daughter of Reuben Roberts, Sr. and Millie "Millie" Asher); died 0___ 1840, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.

    Other Events:

    • Death: 0___ 1853, Warren County, Tennessee

    Children:
    1. Irena Gribble was born Abt 1827, (Warren County) Tennessee.
    2. 15. Louisa Gribble was born 28 Jan 1828, Warren County, Tennessee; died 4 Apr 1902, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shiloh Cemetery, Rock Island, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. Samuel Carmack "Sam" Gribble was born 18 May 1829, Warren County, Tennessee; died 30 Jun 1910, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Riverside Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.
    4. Caroline Gribble was born 2 Oct 1830, (Warren County) Tennessee; died 23 Nov 1861, (Chariton Co.,MO).
    5. Thomas Gribble was born 30 Mar 1832, Warren County, Tennessee; died 17 Mar 1915, Keytesville,Chariton Co.,MO.
    6. James Simmeral "Jim" Gribble was born 0Oct 1834, Warren County, Tennessee; died 26 Jun 1904, (Wilson County) Tennessee; was buried Cedar Grove Cemetery, Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee.
    7. John Irvin "Irvin" Gribble was born (1837), Warren County, Tennessee.
    8. William Carroll Gribble was born 0___ 1835, North Carolina; died 7 Nov 1910, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Asbury Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.


Generation: 6

  1. 32.  Abraham Cantrell was born 0___ 1744, Virginia (son of John Cantrell, Sr. and Hannah Jane Brittain); died 0___ 1826, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Old Bildad Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot
    • Residence: 0___ 1810, Warren County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    "Moved to Rockingham County, North Carolina as a small child with his parents, later to South Carolina and there died shortly after his father, leaving no will recorded in the records of that county. It was about the time of his death that most of the Warren County, Tennessee, families came over and settled. His descendants most all came between 1804 and 1824 to that section.

    Abraham married twice. The name of his first wife is unknown. His second wife was a Miss ____ Watson of South Carolina. He served as a Revolutionary Soldier in the Salisbury District, North Carolina. He owned land on Buck Creek in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, and was a member of the Buck Creek Baptist Church, located three and one-half miles from Mayo, South Carolina, Spartanburg, County...Abraham was one of the executors of his father's estate.

    His name is on the pay rolls of the soldiers in the the auditor's office at Raleigh, North Carolina. He is shown in the census of 1790 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, having moved there shortly before.

    He died after 1814 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. No will is recorded there nor is there any record showing the exact date or year of his death. He drops from the church record in 1815. He and his two wives had:"


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    FAMILY OF CAPT. ABRAHAM CANTRELL 1744-1814
    Posted by: Mildred Clark (ID *****4279) Date: June 06, 2008 at 14:56:01
    of 6774

    After posting the documentations for BARTON LOVELACE, first husband of LUCY WATSON, I had to revise my own direct line back to Capt. Abraham Cantrell and his first wife ??? ??? because he didn't marry Lucy Watson Lovelace until after 1786. This is what I now have.

    Comments are welcome along with any other proofs or information. John "Johnny Flat" Cantrell's mother wasn't Lucy Watson Lovelace. I need any information for his full siblings Thomas and Richard. Mildred Seburn Clark
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    Descendants of Abraham Cantrell, Capt.

    Generation No. 1

    1. Abraham5 Cantrell, Capt. (John4, Joseph3, Richard2 Cantrill, ???1) was born Abt. 1744 in Christiana Hundred,nr Wilmington, New Castle Co, PA (now Del.), and died Abt. 1814 in Prob Spartanburg Co, SC. He married (1) ??? ??? Bet. 1769 - 1770 in prob Orange Co, NC. She was born in prob Orange Co, NC, and died Abt. 1782. He married (2) Lucy Watson Abt. 1787. She was born Abt. 1744.

    Notes for Abraham Cantrell, Capt.:
    per: #4 Cantrill-Cantrell Genealogy by Christie 1938 pages 8 & 9; DAR #608378; Tennessee Cousins by Worth S. Ray 1966 p 548 (Fayetteville, AR library).

    Abraham Cantrell was born New Castle County, Pennsylvania (now Wilmington, Delaware). He moved to Rockingham County, North Carolina as a small child with his parents. He moved later to South Carolina and died there shortly after his father leaving to will recorded. About the same time he died, most of his children settled Warren County, Tennessee from South Carolina, coming about 1804 to 1824 to that section.

    Abraham married twice to:

    m1_______________?
    m2Lucy Watson of South Carolina.

    Abraham Cantrell was a Revolutionary Soldier in Salisburg District, North Carolina. He was a member of Buck Creek Church in Spartanbrug South Carolina.

    Abraham Sr. moved to No Carolina with parents. He served in the Rev. War from Salisbury District and appears on pay rolls of NC soldiers in auditor's office in Raleigh. Traditions says that he was a captain. After the Rev. War he moved with his siblings to Spartanburg County, South Carolina. the 1790 Census lists him as head of the family having 2 sons over 16, 2 sons under sixteen and one daughter. In 1792 he purchased 192 acres on Buck Creek. In 1803 he was one of the administrators of father John Cantrell's estate.
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    Warren G. Cantrell sent Family Group Record to Mildred Dotterer 18 Jan 1999: 9 pages of John Caskey descendants:

    Sarah Cantrell b 1794 96th Dist SC d 1870 De Kalb co, TN in the 1850-1860 1870 census of DeKalb Co, TN is the dau of CAPTAIN Abraham Cantrell b 1744 and Lucy Lovelace nee WATSON b abt 1744. She married 1810 John Durham and was apparently married to a Mr. Lovelace before she married Captain Abraham Cantrell.

    Warren G. Cantrell (now deceased)
    1913 Willowbend Dr.
    Killeen, TX 76543
    (254) 699-2143
    (Wgcantrell@aol.com)
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    Marriage Notes for Abraham Cantrell and Lucy Watson:
    Date of marriage to Lucy Watson of 1785 is from David Hennessee. It would have been after 1786 when charges were brought against Barton Lovelace, Lucy's first husband. He supposedly drowned in the Potomac Rive. No proof. William Cantrell drowned in the Potomac River during the Revolutionary War.

    Children of Abraham Cantrell and ??? ??? are:

    2 i. THOMAS CANTRELL.

    3 ii.RICHARD CANTRELL, born March 10, 1771 in Orange (now Rockingham) Co, NC; died Bet. 1830 - 1840 in Warren Co, TN. He married Constance Bethel February 18, 1794 in Spartanburg Co, SC; born October 22, 1776 in Guilford (now Rockingham) Co, NC; died Bet. 1830 - 1840 in Franklin Co, IL.

    4 iii.JOHN "Johnny Flathead" CANTRELL, born 1773 in VA or NC; died Aft. October 1855 in Warren Co, TN. He married Mary Adkins 1793 in Spartanburg Co, SC; born 1774 in Spartanburg Co, SC; died Aft. October 1850 in Warren Co, TN.

    Notes for John "Johnny Flathead" Cantrell:
    "Cantrill-Cantrell Genealogy by Christie 1938 pages 15 & 16.
    John "Johnnie Flat" Cantrill moved to Tennessee.
    Records are at McMinnville in Warren County, Tenn from 1824 to 1855.
    Land grants are on the North side of Sink Creek.

    P. 14: ...a son John ("Johnny Flat" Davis) born 1773 NC moved with parents to Spartanburg, SC where he married Mary Adkins and had a large family. He moved to Tennessee settling in Warren County, on Sink Creek in a section later called DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    John "Jackie" Davis (son of John "Johnny Flat Davis and Mary Adkins), is listed in error as JACKSON. "Jack" is a nickname for John. In another account he has a middle name of LEWIS.

    Occupation: farmer.

    He moved with his parents to Spartanburg Co, SC near Mayo, where he married and had a large family. He moved to Tennessee by 1810 and settled in Warren County on Sink Creek which became a part of DeKalb County-Christie
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    BIOGRAPHY: Settled in Spartanburg Co., SC, where he was called "Johnny Flat" to distinguish him from the other John Cantrells in the area. Moved to TN perhaps about 1810. Records at McMinnville, Warren Co., TN from 1824-1855 of grants of land made to him on the north side of Sink Creek.

    John Cantrell [Parents] "Johnny Flat" 1 was born in 1773 in , , NC, USA. He died in , , TN, USA. He married Mary Adkins estimated 1793.

    [Notes]
    Mary Adkins was born about 1775 in , Spartanburg, SC, USA. She died in , , TN, USA. She married John Cantrell estimated 1793.

    They had the following children:

    M i Abraham Cantrell
    F ii Elinda (Nellie) Cantrell
    F iii Melissa Cantrell was born estimated 1797.
    M iv Sampson Cantrell was born in 1799.
    F v Syrena Cantrell
    M vi Madison Cantrell was born about 1805.
    M vii William Riley Cantrell
    There are further notes on: Abraham, Elinda (a/k/a Elender md John Lewis Davis of DeKalb Co, TN, son of David Davis, Jr. and Rebecca McMechen, dau of William McMechen), Syrena, William Riley Cantrell
    Source: http:www.strutton.org/strutton_database/allfamily/pafg120.htm#3260 from William Chilton June 3, 2003
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    The following letter was written by Nancy Strother Smith (Mrs. J. W. Lee), daughter of Rebecca Maizie Davis Smith, dau. of John Lewis Davis and Ellender "Nellie" Cantrell of DeKalb Co, TN. Rebecca Maizie Davis was the family Historian from the time she was a child until she died. She married James W. Lee. Nancy Strother Smith Lee gave each of her three children a copy of her journal. James W. Lee, Jr.'s Journal was passed down to James W. Lee, III who has posted items on the DeKalb County site on usgenweb. Nancy sent the letter to Jerry L. Cantrell who died in the automobile crash on his way to be married in Las Vegas. Jerry's things went to various family members. Warren G. Cantrell ended up with some of the letters and Ann Goszinski, aunt of Sandy Wainwright ended up with some of them. Most valuable to Mildred I. Seburn Clark is the following letter to Jerry L. Cantrell from Nancy Strother Smith Lee (Mrs. J. W. Lee). Sandy Wainwright gave me what is below:

    The letter:
    Now John, Called "Johnny Flathead", married Mary Adkins. Their children were:
    Sampson, Madison, Abraham,, William Riley, Serene and Nellie, my grandmother.
    Sampson married and took his family to Alabama. Madison married Nellie Cantrell and went to Mississippi and had six children. They were: Jane, Nancy, Robert, John, Elizabeth, and Melissa Cantrell.
    Abraham married Jennie Robbs, no doubt about that! Their children were:
    Collins, John, Jefferson (who married ms. West), William (who married Sallie Mullican), eight children, Sallie married Mr. Wilkerson. I knew their son Cleve Wilkerson and went to school with his children. Susan married Tom Cantrell. Lissie (Melissa) married Richard Cantrell. Tom and Richard were brothers, and were sons of Peter and Polly Cantrell. They were also brothers-in-law to Alex Davis, (my mother's brother). Alex Davis and his father-in-law went with their families to Dade County, Mo., when they were young. Alex Davis made two visits back to Smithville, and died in Missouri at 100 years old.

    A daughter of John and Mary Adkins Cantrell was Nellie Cantrell, my grandmother. She married John (Jackie) Lewis Davis. I never heard my grandmother called by the name you mentioned. Everyone called her Nellie. My grandparents were both born in Spartanburg, SC and Rebecca, my mother, and her sister Amanda, were both born in Tennessee. My grandparents both lived to be 87 years old, and both died in an accident. They raised 12 children to be up in years, and never had a doctor in the house. (Strong and Healthy). I have a nephew, James Carlyn Moore who is one of the men at Pepperdine College, Los Angeles. You may meet him sometime. If you should, tell him that you and he are kin. I appreciate all that you sent me. I hope that you will write again and tell me about your family. Anything you will write will be of interest to me. Give my respects to your grandfather. Sincerely, Your cousin,
    Mrs. J. W. Lee (Nancy Strother Smith)
    Author of the letter: The letter was sent to my uncle Jerry Cantrell in the early 1960s........My aunt's name is Goskini......she doesn't post anything.....But she has thousands of pieces of papers, wills. Letters etc............I found IDA married twice.....and another kid, but can't read the name...
    from Sandy Wainwright to Mildred I. (Seburn) Clark Oct, 2002. Sandy said her uncle Jerry had planned to do a book in the 1960's but died before he could. His papers then were divided among the family and Warren G. Cantrell received part of them.
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    Rebecca Davis Smith died in 1931. Nancy Strother Davis Lee was her daughter. John "Johnny Flathead" Cantrell was the father of Ellenor "Nellie" Cantrell who married John Lewis "Jackie" Davis. . Tom, Richard and Druzilla E. Cantrell were the children of Peter Cantrell and Mary Elizabeth "Polly" Davis, sister of John Lewis "Jackie" Davis. I have a paper copy of a photo of Rebecca Davis and her children from John Gray Davis-Mildred I. Seburn Clark.


    Children of ABRAHAM CANTRELL and LUCY WATSON LOVELACE are:

    5i. ABRAHAM CANTRELL, born 1789 in VA or SC; died 1846 in Warren Co (now DeKalb), TN. He married Sarah Durham 1813 in Spartanburg, SC.

    Notes for Abraham Cantrell:
    http://www.dmitchelljones.org/can4.htm has a site for Cantrell, Mullican, and other lines.



    6 ii. WATSON CANTRELL, born 1790 in VA or Spartanburg Co, SC; died January 25, 1870 in DeKalb Co, TN. He married Mary Elizabeth Martin Abt. 1814 in prob Spartanburg Co, SC; born Bet. 1793 - 1795 in NC or Spartanburg Co, SC; died October 25, 1860 in DeKalb Co, TN.

    Notes for Watson Cantrell:
    Watson Cantrell helped organize the new DeKalb county in Tennessee. Occupation: farmer, $1200 land value.
    Warren G. Cantrell: Watson Cantrell moved to Tenn between 1814 and 1824. In 1824 he received a grant of land on Sink Creek in a part of Warren Co, TN that is now in DeKalb Co, TN.

    Watson Cantrell, 15 Jan 1870 is his date of death- Mildred I. Seburn Clark had.
    Watson Cantrell date of death 25 Jan 1870-date of by Sandy Wainwright

    7 iii. ELIZABETH CANTRELL, born Bet. 1791 - 1792 in SC; died 1836 in DeKalb Co, TN. She married Tilman Potter 1809 in prob DeKalb Co, TN; born Bet. 1790 - 1792 in Spartanburg Co, SC; died May 09, 1841 in DeKalb Co, TN.

    Notes for Tilman Potter:
    Tilman may have been the son of Ephraim Potter of Mayo, Spartanburg, SC, however direct proof is lacking-Edith Whitley.Will was proven May 7, 1841 DeKalb Co, TN.

    8 iv. SARAH CANTRELL, born 1794 in 96th Dist, SC; died Aft. 1850. She married John Caskey; born Bet. 1794 - 1796 in Chester Co, SC; died Abt. 1856 in DeKalb Co, TN.

    Notes for John Caskey:
    William L. Bigham, 452 County Road 754, Riceville, TN 37370
    www.rootsweb.com/~tnmcminn/ThomasCantrell.htm (Jan 1999):
    THOMAS CANTRELL INCLUDING WILLIAM HENRY COOKE DECENDANTS 5 pages, William L. Bigham lists as his source:
    The Cantrill-Cantrell Geneology, first pub in 1908 by Mrs. Susan Cantrill Christie; 2nd by Mrs. W. E. Benson & Mrs. Jack Slayden, Bowie, TX (William L. Bigham also notes for more info on the Cantrell-Newman fam to contact him.
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    1097. vii. SARAH m JOHN KASKIE. THEY MOVED TO MO. (I think this is the line of Warren G. Cantrell of Killeen, TN and they moved to De Kalb Co, TN) Thomas Kaskie prob his bro married Sarah's sister Brazaila (a note they also moved to MO-Warren in an email mentions Brazella.

    Note that John Caskey had two marriages to two women of THE SAME NAME but of different parents.

    Warren G. Cantrell sent 2 family group sheets of the Caskey's: Thomas Caskey and John Caskey to Mildred Dotterer. I left his info in this data base and added the submitters of Jerry L. Young's book to it.
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    April 5, 2004:
    Contact Info: GeorgePark@aol.com

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    Descendants of John CASKEY - 20 Jul 1997
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    FIRST GENERATION
    1. John CASKEY was born between 1740 and 1745 in Ballymoney, Ballymoney,
    Ireland. He died on 5 Dec 1785 in Rocky Creek, Chester, SC. He was married to Esther about 1767 in Ballymoney, Ballymoney, Ireland. Esther was born about 1750 in Ireland. She died in , Chester District, SC.

    John CASKEY and Esther had the following children:
    +2 i. Isabell CASKEY.
    +3 ii. Robert CASKEY.
    +4 iii. Thomas CASKEY sr.
    +5 iv. Mary CASKEY.
    6 v. John CASKEY was born about 1780 in Camden, Chester, SC. He died about 1786 in Camden, Chester, SC. He was buried about 1786 in Camden, Chester, SC.
    +7 vi. Joseph H CASKEY.

    SECOND GENERATION
    2. Isabell CASKEY was born about 1768 in Ireland. She was married to William REEDY (son of Laurence REEDY). William REEDY was born.
    Isabell CASKEY and William REEDY had the following
    children:
    8 i. John REEDY

    3. Robert CASKEY was born before 1770 in Ireland. He was born abt 1770 in allymoney, Ballymoney, Ireland. He died in 1840 in Tn.. He died in , Randolph County, AL. He was buried in , Randolph County, AL.
    Mary CORK (daughter of John CORK and Elizabeth) was born.
    Robert CASKEY and Mary CORK had the following children:
    +9 i. Robert CASKEY.
    +10 ii. George CASKEY.
    +11 iii. John CASKEY.
    +12 iv. Thomas Leroy CASKEY.
    13 v. Unknown CASKEY was born in 1800.
    +14 vi. William Robert CASKEY.
    15 vii. Unknown CASKEY was born in 1810.
    +16 viii. Susan L CASKEY.
    (these are carried down)

    THIRD GENERATION
    11. John CASKEY was born in 1796 in , Chester County, SC. He was born in 1796 in SC?. He died after 1870 in , DeKalb County, TN. He was buried after 1870 in, DeKalb County, TN. He died after 1871 in , DeKalb County, TN. He was married to Sarah Jane CANTRELL (daughter of Thomas CANTRELL and
    Elizabeth NORRIS) about 1818 in Athens, McMinn, TN. Sarah Jane CANTRELL was born in
    1794 in Greenville, Greenville, SC. She died after 1870 in Athens, McMinn,
    TN. She was buried after 1870 in Athens, McMinn, TN.

    John CASKEY and Sarah Jane CANTRELL had the following children:
    +57 i. Unknown CASKEY.
    +58 ii. Thomas Reed CASKEY.
    59 iii. CASKEY was born in 1820 in Etowah, McMinn, TN.
    +60 iv. Mary Elizabeth CASKEY.
    +61 v. Margaret CASKEY.
    +62 vi. William Carrol CASKEY.
    63 vii. Unknown CASKEY was born in 1830 in Tn..
    +64 viii. Elizabeth M CASKEY.
    +65 ix. Ester A CASKEY.
    +66 x. Joseph Buckner CASKEY.
    +67 xi. Nancy Mahalie CASKEY.
    (these are carried down)

    FOURTH GENERATION
    62. William Carrol CASKEY was born in 1828 in Liberty, De Kalb, TN. He
    died in, Scott County, AR. He was buried in , Scott County, AR.
    He was married to Sarah G TRUITT on 1 Mar 1849 in , Lawrence County, MO.
    Sarah G TRUITT
    William Carrol CASKEY and Sarah G TRUITT had the following children:
    +184 i. William Horatio CASKEY.
    +185 ii. Sarah M CASKEY.
    186 iii. Ida CASKEY was born in 1855 in , Lawrence County, MO.

    He was married to Mary Elizabeth CANTRELL in 1864 in , Lawrence County, MO.
    Mary Elizabeth CANTRELL was born.
    William Carrol CASKEY and Mary Elizabeth CANTRELL had the following children:
    +187 i. Martha K CASKEY.
    +188 ii. Mary L CASKEY.
    189 iii. Ann Laurie CASKEY was born in 1868 in , Lawrence County, MO.
    +190 iv. Sarah Elizabeth CASKEY.
    +191 v. Bell CASKEY.
    +192 vi. Joseph Thomas CASKEY.
    +193 vii. Carol Cecil CASKEY.
    +194 viii. John Wesley CASKEY.
    (These are carried down)

    FIFTH GENERATION
    184. William Horatio CASKEY was born on 26 Nov 1850 in , Lawrence County,
    MO. He died on 21 Dec 1927 in Leonard, Fannin, TX. He was buried on 23 Dec 1927 in Leonard, Fannin, TX. He was married to Mary Elizabeth PENNICK on 15 Sep 1878 in , Cedar County, MO. Mary Elizabeth PENNICK was born on 26 Nov 1857. She died on 19 Jan 1934 in , Hunt County, TX. She was buried on 21 Jan 1934 in Leonard, Fannin, TX.

    William Horatio CASKEY and Mary Elizabeth PENNICK had the following children:
    528 i. Anne C CASKEY was born on 17 Dec 1878 in , Cedar County, MO.
    529 ii. Josie Lee CASKEY was born on 10 Feb 1882 in, Burnet County, TX.
    +530 iii. Owen Wilson CASKEY.
    531 iv. Daphne Olive CASKEY was born on 3 Mar 1892 in , Fannin County, TX.
    532 v. Willie CASKEY was born on 29 Dec 1893 in Bailey, Fannin, TX. He died on 5 Dec 1946 in , Williamson County, TX. He was buried on 7 Dec 1946 in , Williamson County, TX.
    +533 vi. WayneGilbert CASKEY.
    +534 vii. Richard Pennick CASKEY.

    185. Sarah M CASKEY was born in 1854 in , Lawrence County, MO. She was married to Robert H WEBB on 19 Nov 1871 in , Lawrence County, MO. Robert H WEBB was born in 1851.
    Sarah M CASKEY and Robert H WEBB had the following children:
    535 i. Nancy WEBB was born in 1874 in MO. She died.
    536 ii. daughter WEBB was born in 1879 in MO. She
    died.

    (no further info on 186. Ida Caskey)

    Source of this record is a lengthy report on the Caskey's:

    http://www.rootsweb.com/~scedgefi/pioneers/caskey.txt
    ----
    Mildred Seburn Clark


    http://genforum.genealogy.com/cantrell/messages/6773.html


    end of biography

    Birth: 1744
    Virginia, USA
    Death: 1826
    Warren County
    Tennessee, USA

    He was the son of John Cantrell and was born in the big valley of Virginia where his parents moved in 1737.

    He accompanied them to Orange co. North Carolina in 1753 but he never appears on North Carolina county records.


    Who did he marry and where? The eldest son born 1771 was deceased by 1850, but the 2nd son John "Johnny Flat" stated on the 1850 census of Warren county, Tennessee that he was born in 1773 in Virginia.

    The children of the 2nd marriage were born in South Carolina. He had two sons by 1st marriage and two sons and three daughters by 2nd marriage. Lucy seens to have died ca 1798 in the old 96th District, South Carolina. Abraham never remarried, he moved to Warren county, Tennessee in 1810 and son Richard sold him land, household goods and animals in May 1810.

    Abraham died within 10 months after May 1825 and was buried at the Old Bildad Baptist Church Cemetery.


    Family links:
    Parents:
    John Cantrell (1724 - 1803)

    Spouse:
    Lucy Watson Cantrell (1760 - 1799)*

    Children:
    Richard Cantrell (1771 - ____)*
    Watson Cantrell (1790 - 1870)*

    Siblings:
    Abraham Cantrell (1744 - 1826)
    Isaac Cantrell (1745 - 1804)*
    Joseph Cantrell (1748 - 1804)*
    John Cantrell (1757 - 1825)*
    Thomas Cantrell (1761 - 1830)*
    Thomas Cantrell (1761 - 1830)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    Old Bildad Cemetery
    Keltonburg
    DeKalb County
    Tennessee, USA

    Created by: Lela Parris Koch
    Record added: May 09, 2014
    Find A Grave Memorial# 129484734

    Abraham married Matilda Watson 0___ 1768, Spartanburg County, South Carolina. Matilda (daughter of Samuel Watson and Sarah LNU) was born 0___ 1747, Spartanburg County, South Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  2. 33.  Matilda Watson was born 0___ 1747, Spartanburg County, South Carolina (daughter of Samuel Watson and Sarah LNU).

    Notes:

    Posted By: cherle clark
    Email: ladyclark5@mailcity.com
    Subject: Re: ????? Watson marr. Abraham Cantrell
    Post Date: September 16, 1999 at 16:45:00
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/watson/messages/2919.html
    Forum: Watson Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/watson/


    On the Cantrell genforum it states he was married twice, once to matilda watson ..I believe that was her name and then to her sister Lucy Watson with whom he had the children. My line is from their son Abraham.




    Children:
    1. Richard Cantrell was born 10 Mar 1771, (Orange County) North Carolina; died 0___ 1830, Franklin County, Illinois.
    2. 16. John "Johnny Flat" Cantrell was born 0___ 1773, North Carolina; died Aft 1855, Warren County, Tennessee.

  3. 34.  William Adkins was born (~ 1750), (Spartanburg County, South Carolina).

    Notes:

    Posted By: Rhonda Garver
    Email: rjgarver62@aol.com
    Subject: Mary Adkins CANTRELL b.1774 SC
    Post Date: November 17, 1999 at 08:02:40
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/adkins/messages/1226.html
    Forum: Adkins Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/adkins/

    Mary was b. to William ADKINS
    She married John CANTRELL in 1793 Spartanburg, SC Children were: Elinda, Abraham, Sampson, Syrena, Melissa, William Reilly & Madison A.

    Please E-mail

    Thank you




    William — unnamed spouse. unnamed was born (CIRCA 1750), (Spartanburg County, South Carolina). [Group Sheet]


  4. 35.  unnamed spouse was born (CIRCA 1750), (Spartanburg County, South Carolina).
    Children:
    1. 17. Mary Adkins was born 1774, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 185?, Warren County, Tennessee.

  5. 36.  George Magness was born 0___ 1768, Lincoln County, North Carolina (son of Peregrine Magness, Jr. and Mary Naylor); died 0___ 1817, Orange County, Indiana.

    Other Events:

    • Residence: 0___ 1800, Warren County, Kentucky

    Notes:

    Monograph by Thomas G. Webb, October 22, 1981:

    GEORGE MAGNESS AND POLLY DURHAM

    George Magness was born about 1768 in North Carolina, probably in the year that his parents moved to Lincoln (now Cleveland) County, North Carolina. He was the son of Perrigreen Magness and his wife Mary. In a family of nine or more childrem, George was apparently the youngest son. Perhaps he had less work to do than the older boys, perhaps he was catered to and spoiled. Whatever the reason, George was wild. Before he was twenty years old,he was in trouble with the courts, and in 1794, he got in real trouble. In April of that year he was found guilty of petty larceny, his motion for appeal was overruled, and the court ordered "that George Magness receive ten lashes on his Bare Back well laid on by the Sheriff Between the hours of twelve & one o'clock this day at the public whiping post...". Following this, George's oldest brother William (a man of considerable property) and Mark Bird made bond of 500 pounds each for George's good behavior for a year and a day.
    Within six months, however, there was more trouble, and in October, 1794, George's brother John (Jonathan) made a 200 pound bond to indemnify the county from the maintenance of George's base born child born of Polly Durham.

    On May 20, 1795, George Magness sold to William Earles 50 acres on Hickory Creek, which the State of North Carolina had granted him two years earlier. He was thus left with no property to pay court costs or to make bond, he was held in jail from 26 June 1795 to 16 September 1795. He was released after being tried and found not guilty.

    George seems at this time to have settled down to some degree, and apparently he married Polly Durham shortly after his release from jail. Polly was the daughter of Achilles Durham and his wife Mary Cates, and was a source of much grief to them. Polly's parents were dedicated church members, and her behavior disppointed them greatly. However, her family stuck by her, especially her sister Sarah, who married Abraham Cantrell. George Magness, however, did not stick by her. Their first child, Sarah (Sally), was born in 1794, before they married. Their second child, Perry Green Magness, was born May 23, 1796, apparently after they married. Perry Green Magness eventually was able to establish himself as "the son and only heir-at-law of George Magness". However, this was accomplished only with considerable difficulty after eight
    years of litigation. Sally was not considerated an heir because illigetimate children were prevented by law from sharing their parents' estates.

    George Magness apparently did not live with Polly long after their son was born; by 1800 George was in Warren County, Kentucky, where he was an executor of his father's will. George himself died sometime between 1800 and 1816, but just when, where or under what circumstances is not known. Polly was left in Carolina with two children and little else. She apparently made her home with or near her sister Sarah and Sarah's husband Abraham Cantrell and moved with them about 1808 to Warren (now DeKalb) County, Tennessee. About 1827 Polly married a widower, Benjamin Cantrell, an uncle of Abraham. She died a few years later, between 1830 and 1840. The two children of George Magness and Mary (Polly) Durham were:

    -------

    Excerpted from "Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Session:1799-1803 of Burke County,NC", complied by Daniel D. Swink, 1988, p. 31:

    "October Session, 1799

    James McEntire came into open court and made oath in due form of law that the accomps. exhibited abt the following persons for maintainance in jail as annexed to their respective names were just and true and that he had not received them or any of them of any part thereof & believes them to be insolvent, to wit, George Magness L8.5.4., et. al.".

    _____

    George Magness was born about 1768 in Tryon County, North Carolina, and died between 1800 and 1816, possibly in Kentucky. George, like some of his brothers, was in various legal difficulties. as with Zachariah and Robert, the court records are not complete, but they furnish enough information to give us a general idea of what was taking place. George made his appearance in court when he was still young; in July 1785 he was about 17 when Benjamin Rice and Benjamin Magness made a 200 pound bond that George would appear in Morgan District Superior Court of Law and Equity on 1 September 1785. On September 7, 1792, George and his brother Robert appeared in the same court to give testimony in a case.

    In April 1794 George had not one but two cases of his own. One was in the Rutherford County, North Carolina , Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, where the trial docket showed Polly Durham vs. George Magness, but the case was dismissed. The same docket showed Polly Durham vs. Joseph Magness for slander, but that case was not prosecuted. Just as swell that these were dismissed, as George had big trouble in the Lincoln County, North Carolina, Court of Pleas and Quarter SEssions.

    In the April 1794 Session he was found guilty of petty larceny and ordered to “receive ten lashes on his Bare Back well laid on by the Sheriff Between the hours of twelve and one o’clock this Day at the public whipping post.” This should have tamed him somewhat, but he already had more trouble underway back in Rutheford County. Polly Durham, whose case was dismissed in April, by October 1794 had been delivered of a "base born child." George was evidently the father, as his brother John Magness made 200 pound bond on behalf of George Magness to indemnify the county from having to maintain the child. (This child was Sarah Magness, Born 1794, who later married William Hicks and lived in Tennessee.)

    Still more trouble lay ahead for George. In 1795 he was tried in the Morgan District Superior Court in Burke County, North Carolina, on an accusation of horse stealing, but found not guilty. He was nevertheless charged with the court costs and held in jail from June 26, 1795, to September 16, 1795, when a hearing was held at which George declared that he had no "property or money to pay and satisfy the costs, saving the clothes and apparel which eh commonly wears." (One of the witnesses called was Abraham Collins, the same man who was administrator of the James Magness estate in 1783.) Apparently George was released from jail on or about September 16, 1795, and almost exactly nine months later, on May 23, 1796, a son named Perry Green Magness was born to him and Polly Durham. Though no record has been found, we assume that George Magness and Polly Durham were married, as in 1824 Perry Green Magness was declared in court to be "the son and only heir at law of George Magness." Under the North Carolina law, only children of a legal marriage could inherit where there was no will. George’s daughter Sarah, having already been declared base born by the October 1794 court, had no right of inheritance.

    Probably neither Polly nor her two children were concerned at this point with rights of inheritance; they were simply trying to survive. George owned no property; he had acquired 50 acres in 1793, but had to sell it in 1795. (39) He was no provider, and evidently he and Polly did not live together long. There were no more children, and she probably returned to her family. George’s name appears in the Burke County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for October 1799, when he was listed as owing more than 8 pounds for his maintenance in jail. Whether this was the old debt from his 1795 stay or a debt from a more recent time is not clear, but he was believed to be insolvent. Probably in 1799 George joined his father in Warren County, Kentucky. Peregrine’s will, proved in July 1800, names George and his brother Joseph as executors. No further record of George Magness has been found. He was dead by 1816, but we know no more. In all the years of litigation over the William Magness estate, the only mention is of "George Magness deceased"; no record is found of when or where he died.

    George’s two children went with their mother to her family; they probably lived with or near their mother’s sister Sarah Durham and her husband Abraham Cantrell, and moved with them about 1809 to Warren (now DeKalb) County, Tennessee. Perry Green Magness married Mary Cantrell early in 1815; in 1816 he got the news of the death of William Magness. Perry Green apparently never went to North Carolina himself to see about his uncle William’s estate, but he made at least three different powers of attorney regarding it. The first two are recorded in Lincoln County, NC, Deed book 28, pages 37 and 686. He made one on 4 September 1816 in Warren County, Tennessee, giving power of attorney to Francis Alexander. The following year Perry Green had moved to Orange County, Indiana, where he lived for a year or more before moving back to Warren County, Tennessee. On May 24, 1817, (he had his 21st birthday on May 23) in Orange County, Indiana, Perrygreen Magness "son of George Magness Dec’d" gave power of attorney to Berryman Hicks of Rutherford County, North Carolina. (Berryman Hicks was married to Elizabeth Durham, sister of Perry Green’s mother.) A third power of attorney was recorded in Rutherford County, NC Deed Book 34, page 135, and is even more specific as to his relation to George Magness. It was made 4 December 1817 in Orange County, Indiana, by Perrygreen Magness, "son and lawful heir of George Magness, decd.," and gives authority to Berryman Hicks.

    Berryman Hicks had difficulty establishing Perry green as George’s legal heir. Perry Green never claimed to be George’s only child; he did claim to be his only legal heir. The Execution Docket of the Superior Court of Law and Equity in Lincoln County, North Carolina, shows that in October 1818 the heirs of William Magness petitioned for a division of the real estate. No division was made, however, and in October 1824 the case of Heirs of Wm. Magness vs. Perrigrene magness was brought to a jury, which found “that the said Perregrine Magness is the son and only heir at law of George Magness dec’d, a brother to Wm. Magness dec’d.” The real estate was ordered to be devided into seven parts, of which Perry Green Magness would receive one.

    Actually the seventh part went to Berryman Hicks, who had agreed to pay Perry Green Magness $1500 for Perry Green’s share of the estate if Berryman Hicks succeeded in establishing Perry Green’s claim. Difficulties must have arisen over that after Berryman Hicks died about 1842. In the North Carolina Archives, the Cleveland County Miscellaneous Files contain the suit of Hazael Hicks, admr. of Berryman Hicks, vs. John Roberts, admr. of William Magness. Within this suit is a deposition of Perry G. Magness, aged about 48 years, at Smithville, DeKalb Co., Tennessee 27 May 1844, stating that “I did transfer my interest in the estate of my uncle Wm. Magness deceased to the said Berryman Hicks about the year 1817 or 1818. We came to a settlement about the year 1825.” A second deposition was made by Perry G. Magness, aged about 51 years at Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee, on 17 July 1847, stating "I did sell and transfer my interest in said estate to Berryman Hicks for fifteen hundred dollars, provided he established my heirship in said estate."

    With the $1500 , which was a considerable sum at the time, Perry Green Magness bought land and made investments and became a merchant. his sons and grandsons became merchants and bankers, and many of them prospered greatly. Whether Perry Green’s sister was given any of the money is not known; it is known that she was provided for in her old age by her brother Perry Green. Their mother Polly Durham magness, married in Warren County, Tennessee, about 1827 Benjamin Cantrell She died a few years later, between 1830 and 1840. The two children of George Magness and Polly Durham both lived in Warren and DeKalb Counties, Tennessee.

    I.

    In 1772, when the state line was surveyed between North and South Carolina, much of what was thought to have been Tryon County was found to be in South Carolina. So the original Tryon County included all or part of a number of South Carolina Counties including present day York, Cherokee, and Spartanburg Counties. In 1779 what remained of Tryon County in North Carolina was abolished and split into Lincoln and Rutherford Counties. In 1841 Cleveland County was formed from parts of Lincoln and Rutherford Counties. And in 1846 Gaston County was formed from Lincoln County.

    Birth:
    formerly Tryon County, North Carolina. The county seat, finally designated in 1774, was located eight miles southwest of the present-day community of Lincolnton , in Lincoln County, North Carolina.

    In 1772, when the state line was surveyed between North and South Carolina, much of what was thought to have been Tryon County was found to be in South Carolina. So the original Tryon County included all or part of a number of South Carolina Counties including present day York, Cherokee, and Spartanburg Counties. In 1779 what remained of Tryon County in North Carolina was abolished and split into Lincoln and Rutherford Counties. In 1841 Cleveland County was formed from parts of Lincoln and Rutherford Counties. And in 1846 Gaston County was formed from Lincoln County.

    George married Mary "Polly" Durham 0Oct 1794, Lincoln County, North Carolina. Mary (daughter of Achilles Durham and Mary Unica 'Unicy' Cate) was born ~ 1776, North Carolina; died 0___ 1840, DeKalb County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  6. 37.  Mary "Polly" Durham was born ~ 1776, North Carolina (daughter of Achilles Durham and Mary Unica 'Unicy' Cate); died 0___ 1840, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. Sarah G. "Sally" Magness was born 0Sep 1794, Rutherford County, North Carolina; died 1880-1890, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Towee Falls Baptist Church Cemetery, Tellico Plains, Monroe County, Tennessee.
    2. 18. Perry Green "Old Grandsir" Magness was born 23 May 1796, Rutherford County, North Carolina; died 1 Mar 1884, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Martin Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

  7. 38.  Richard Cantrell was born 10 Mar 1771, (Orange County) North Carolina (son of Abraham Cantrell and Matilda Watson); died 0___ 1830, Franklin County, Illinois.

    Notes:

    Moved to Warren County, Tennessee about 1815-16.
    Smith County Deed Book "B" (1801-1807), p. 13:
    Cantrell, Richard (from) Benjamin Bridges,drawn 4/16/1806,recorded 11/26/1806,
    100 acres Waters Smiths Fork, North Side...
    Member of the Old Bildad Primitive Baptist Church.

    Richard married Constance "Polly" Bethel 18 Feb 1794, Spartanburg County, South Carolina. Constance (daughter of Sampson Bethell and Mary Cantrell) was born 22 Oct 1776, North Carolina; died 0___ 1848, Franklin County, Illinois. [Group Sheet]


  8. 39.  Constance "Polly" Bethel was born 22 Oct 1776, North Carolina (daughter of Sampson Bethell and Mary Cantrell); died 0___ 1848, Franklin County, Illinois.

    Notes:

    Cantrell & Tilman Bethel were probably her brothers...DAH.

    Birth:
    Guilford or Rockingham Co.

    Children:
    1. Sampson Cantrell was born 18 Feb 1795, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    2. Larkin Cantrell was born 18 Feb 1797, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    3. 19. Mary "Polly" Cantrell was born 20 Jul 1799, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 3 Jan 1863, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Martin Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    4. Isaac Cantrell was born 27 Sep 1802, Smith County, Tennessee.
    5. Anna Cantrell was born 20 Oct 1804, Smith County, Tennessee.
    6. Bethel Cantrell was born 21 Jan 1807, Smith County, Tennessee; died 3 Jan 1858, Franklin County, Illinois.
    7. Elizabeth Cantrell was born 8 May 1809, South Carolina.
    8. Sarah Watson Cantrell was born 21 Apr 1811, Warren County, Tennessee; died 28 Jun 1873, (Hamilton, Ilinois); was buried Hamilton, Ilinois.
    9. Jane Cantrell was born 21 Apr 1811, South Carolina.
    10. Irena Cantrell was born 27 Dec 1813, South Carolina.
    11. Tilman Bethel Cantrell was born 7 Jan 1815, Warren County, Tennessee; died 14 May 1873.
    12. Jonathan Lomax Cantrell was born April 1819, Franklin County, Illinois.
    13. Narcissa W. Cantrell was born 18 Oct 1823, Franklin County, Illinois; died 14 Oct 1881, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Evans Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

  9. 48.  Patrick Hennessee was born (1720-1730), (Ireland) (son of (Thomas Henesy) and (Catherine LNU)); died 0___ 1795, Burke County, North Carolina; was buried 25 Oct 1795, Tryon, Polk County, North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Patrick Henacie
    • Also Known As: Patrick Henesey
    • Also Known As: Patrick Henesy
    • Also Known As: Patrick Henicie
    • Also Known As: Patrick Hennesey
    • Also Known As: Patrick Hensey
    • Census Name: Patrick Hensy
    • Military: 3 Jul 1754; Battle of the Great Meadows
    • Military: 0___ 1755; Braddock's Defeat
    • Military: 0___ 1758; Bedford Militia, Bedford County, Virginia
    • Residence: 0___ 1761, New London, Campbell County, Virginia
    • Military: 10 Oct 1774; Battle of Point Pleasant
    • Probate: 0Oct 1796, Burke County, North Carolina

    Notes:

    From: Nick Hennessee
    To: David Hennessee
    Subject: Re: Check-in
    Date: Thursday, March 12, 1998 12:32 PM

    David,

    Here is what I have on Patrick I in the Revolution. Emmett White found his name (with spelling only close to Hennessee) in "NC Rev Army Accts, Vol III, BKG-16 (Haun, Part V)." Emmett said he has yet to extract from the source the data that he will use in his Volume III. I encouraged him to add to his data before he shares with us at our reunion April 19.

    My source is the November 1997 issue of the "Journal of Burke County Historical Society" and a section, "Revolutionary War Soldiers of Burke County, NC." Pages 8-13 are a "Roster of 500 Participants with Service Documentation." The roster has 325 names with sketches in Dr. White’s first two volumes, Revolutionary War Soldiers of Western North Carolina : Burke County, NC. The remaining 175 names are eligible to be sketches in Vol. III.

    Southern Historical Press, Greenville, SC published the first two volumes. The sketches are of "partisans of the American Revolution, including Loyalists, who resided in, served in, or later moved to Burke County." Among those with sketches in Vol. I are the Kincaids, James, John Sr. and Robert. Also Thomas Sumter and Charles McDowell. Vol. II includes William Sumter.

    Dr. White’s explanatory note for "NC Rev Army Accts" reads: "Revolutionary Army Auditors’ Accounts. Since payments due both soldiers and civilians were spotty during the Revolution, vouchers were often given, or no remuneration at all. Boards of auditors were set up in each of the Military-judicial districts of NC. The records of the accounts are extant and, in many cases, establish proof of service. The auditors were to settle all Revolutionary claims by direct payments. Land warrants were issued to Continental Line veterans (in Tennessee Military District). Printed versions of these accounts are available from Weynette Parks Haun of Durham (243 Argonne Drive, 27704-1423)."

    If you need more, let me know

    Best regards,

    Nick

    At 11:34 AM 3/11/98 -0500, you wrote:

    Dear Cuz - Thanks for e-mailing the letter re Patrick I and Emmet White. Keep in touch and best regards to Betty...

    Sincerely yours...

    David Hennessee
    626 Biscayne Drive
    West Palm Beach,FL 33401
    H:561/832-6612
    O:800/327-3380
    F:561/655-5331

    16 Sep 2009:

    http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/burke/census/morgandis.txt

    This census is from Microcopy No. T-498 Roll 2

    "Hensy, Patrick, 1,1,1,0,3"

    1790 Census North Carolina
    Burke County Morgan District

    1 of 1st # free white males 16 year upwards and head of families (Patrick)
    1 of 2nd # free white males under 16 years (Ailsey)
    1 of 3rd # free white females and head of families (John)
    0 of 4th # all other free persons (no other children)
    3 of 5th # slaves (unnamed)

    *

    more...

    "Kegley's Virginia Frontier: The Beginning of the Southwest - The Roanoke of Colonial Days: 1740-1783", by F. B. Kegley, p. 322: "New London in Bedford (County, Virginia) became a new western frontier town. Lots were laid off in 1761 and a good percentage of the purchasers came from the up country. The original owners were Col. Wm. Callaway...Patrick Henacie.
    Besides a sufficient number of stores there was an Academy of learning in operation as early as 1765."

    It is not known at this point whether Patrick had siblings. Given the average size of families in the 18th century if would seem likely that he did. There are several Hennessees appearing in census records and tax rolls during the late 18th century in and around the Virginia and North Carolina areas, i.e., David and Sarah appear in the Wilmington District (eastern North Carolina) well before 1800.

    "Thomas" is another Hennessee name rife in Colonial Virginia history and appears frequently during Patrick's early lifetime. If we consider the fact that there are several traditional forenames in our family, i.e., Patrick, James, David, John, Alexander and Thomas, to name but a few, Patrick's first son, John had a David, James' middle name was David, etc. It is likely that the aforementioned were brothers to Patrick. Other children of Patrick may have been Alexander and Richard, who both appear the 1800 Burke County, NC census. Reference my work titled, "Unlinked Hennessees".

    View document: http://thehennesseefamily.com/media/Early%20Unlinked%20Hennessees.pdf

    "Burke County, North Carolina, Land Records and More Important Miscellaneous Records: 1751-1809", Vol.III, p. 103;

    "John and Mary Ballew vs. Hensey, Oct.15. Affid. of sd. Ballews: In 1780 he was at Patrick Henesys on Catawba River and saw a field of mares, and Henesy said his sons in law sent them, and later saw a similar mare delivered to Mr. Wm. Heartgrove."

    ...interesting passage in the fact that it implies Patrick had daughters. If he did, we have yet no knowledge of them...DAH*

    In 1761, Patrick shows ownership of a Land Grant in Bedford County, Virginia (see document). Later in 1774-1775, court records list many purchases for Patrick around the Catawba River. Also refer to "Petition of North Carolina Congress", 1775; many signatories: i.e., "David Crockett" and "Patrick Hennesey".

    More content:

    Patrick's will was proven October 25, 1795, in Tryon,Polk Co., NC. Will has been lost...Nita Shepherd

    Hamilton Mortimer Hennessee cited that his great-grandfather was from Ireland as was reported in his Civil War Veteran Interview...

    View his questionnaire: http://thehennesseefamily.com/getperson.php?personID=I904&tree=hennessee

    *Posted By: Nita Shepherd
    Email:
    Subject: Patrick Hennessee, 1700's, Va. & N. C.
    Post Date: November 03, 1998 at 11:26:08
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/va/messages/1364.html
    Forum: Virginia Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/va/

    Need parentage and names of children of Patrick Hennessee who owned lot 31 in Bedford, Va., who left Va., settling in western N. C., whose will was probated in N. C. but whose will cannot be located, even in the N. C. Archives at Raleigh. His father may have been Thomas who fought in the French & Indian War. Patrick had sons James & John, possibly Peter who had schooling in Bedford, Va., and at least two daughters, names of daughters and sons-in-law not known.

    ...Nita was one of the earliest HENNESSEE researchers and a joy to work with. We spent many happy hours conjecturing early Hennessee heritage. Nita passed away 6 May 2003...

    *

    more...

    Received via E-mail Dec. 23, 1999, information on Patrick Hennessy, from Jim Hamlin:

    "Nita, here is some info from Bedford County Court orders:

    25 May 1763 Youile & Co vs Henicie. Charles Pattison represented Youile & Co and stated he had sold a Negro for the debt, but more was owed and Patrick Henicie's estate was in disrepute (Bedford Co., Va. OB 3 1763 - 71 pg 36). "Gar" was used after Pattison's name.

    25 May 1763 Alice* Henicie allowed 3 days in Matlock v Walker (Bedford Co. Va OB 3 1763 - 71 pg 37).

    Later he was in Burke Co., NC.:

    April 1784 Charles Ballow vs Patrick Henesy re horses. Deferred to court to be held 3rd Monday in July 1784. John and wife Mary were subpoenaed, with Wm Welch, John Harper, and Esther McMullin (NC Archives Series CRO 14.325.2 Box: Civil Action. Folder: 1784 (#2).

    Margaret Hawkins was summoned to give testimony for Patrick Henesy at the January 1784 court (1784 #1).

    April 1785 Patrick Henesy made oath that William Dalton, a material witness was sick and unable to appear in court (1785 #2). The suit was continued. In July 1785, Henesy swore that Dalton was summoned, but did not appear and he (Henesy) cannot come safely to trial (1785 #2).

    Came across Patrick while researching Ballew family who were also in Bedford & then Burke Co., N. C. The Ballews were from Goochland, Albemarle, and Amherst Counties. Have not seen Patrick there, though.

    Not much, but all I have. Hope it helps some. Jim Hamlin"

    * First and only record of Ailsey's Christian name being cited as "Alice".

    item:

    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/bedford/military/mil1758b.txt

    Bedford County Militia, 1758 (part 2)

    Submitted by Gwen Hurst

    Transcribed from: Hening, William Waller

    1820 The Statutes at Large; Being A Collection Of All The Laws Of Virginia, From The First Session Of The Legislature In The Year 1619. Volume VII. Franklin Press, Richmond, Virginia.

    "...Patrick Hensey (¹0.5.0 each) ...five shillings"

    More content:

    A conclusion: Apparently, Patrick went to Bedford Co.,VA before 1758 and was there through 1763

    *

    More Content:

    PATRICK HENNESSEE

    INSIGHT FROM LAND GRANTS

    BURKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

    INTRODUCTION

    Patrick Hennessee (c.1735-1796), the Patriarch of his family in America, had several land grants in Burke County, North Carolina during the era of the Revolutionary War. Patrick settled on them and raised a family, which has over 3,700 descendants.

    This paper is in two parts. Part I: Summarizes the settlement problems and grant difficulties existing in rebellious colonial North Carolina before and just after the Mecklenburg Declaration. It gives a glimpse into this time of terrible turmoil during the period when Patrick was making entries for land grants. Then, his land grant data are presented in tabular form. Part II: Describes the grants and highlights new insight and significant knowledge about Patrick and his family from the grants and collateral data.

    The work is an extension of research about Hennessee land grants by Fred and Carl Hennessee and others. It is dedicated to Nita Hennessee-Houk Shepard and her brother Dr. Albert Hennessee Houk, both children of Dr. E. A. Hennessee of Glen Alpine, North Carolina. Late in her life, Nita (my aunt) "discovered" a need for knowledge of her "roots". She then spent twenty years of inquiry in the noble search. Her work -- is an inspiration to all!

    For comments, please contact Gene Hennessee at (937) 864-7047.

    *

    (Author's note: The first computerized compilations of survey maps of Patrick's and his neighbors' grants are featured in the article. The mapping is part of research in progress concerning Burke County by Dr. Robert McNeely. Earlier work had been initiated by the Burke County Genealogical Society.)

    PART I: HENNESSEE LAND GRANTS

    ROYAL GRANTS IN NORTH CAROLINA (1578-1777)


    The history of Royal land grants in colonial North Carolina is one of failure for many reasons.

    In 1578, Queen Elizabeth I of England granted a large territory in America, including present North Carolina, to Sir Gilbert. Following his unsuccessful venture in colonization, the Queen granted the territory to Sir Raleigh in 1584. He was not successful either. So, the territory was next granted in 1606 to the Virginia Company. However, this grant was revoked in 1629. At that time, King Charles I granted a large region south of Virginia to Sir Heath. Failure in colonization happened again.

    Finally in 1663, Charles II granted large separate tracts of this region to eight loyal supporters of his restoration. Most of these proprietors' colonization efforts were failures. So, these tracts were returned to the Crown. An exception was made for the grant, which eventually became known as the Granville District, in the northern part of the Royal Province of North Carolina.

    The district was bounded on the north by the North Carolina-Virginia border and on the south by an east-west survey line designated the "Granville Line". The line was just to the south of the "old" Burke County. Patrick's grants were located entirely in the Granville District. However due to (perhaps because of "creative") surveying, there was often confusion about the location of the line between Granville and the Crown lands bordering Burke County. Burke County was formed from Rowan County in 1777. At that time, Burke County contained all or part of 16 future counties including present Burke County.

    INDIANS AND SPECULATION IN BURKE COUNTY (1752)


    In 1752, at the invitation of Lord Granville, Bishop August Spangenburg became one of the early explorers of Burke area. His purpose was to assess the suitability of several locations for a Moravian settlement there. The Bishop recorded the first written description of the area. He noted in the Burke area many buffalo, deer, and hunters including white ones, but not settlements.

    Others described the area as part of a "hunting ground" between the Cherokees and the Catawba Indians. The Bishop also claimed that "…the forest had been ruined by the Indians who are accustom to setting fire to large tracts to drive deer to a given spot [in order to easily kill them] and that keeps the trees from growing." (This was very likely to have been the case on the home grant of Patrick Hennessee based on the salient features of his grant area.)

    According to E. Phifer Burke: History of a North Carolina County, 1977, "Spangenburg chose his fourth tract, 6,000 acres beginning seven or eight miles above the mouth of Middle Creek because the land between the mouth of the river [was] already taken up". (This is of special interest because some of the later Hennessee grants were in this "taken up area".)

    EARLY SETTLEMENT IN BURKE COUNTY (1753-1776)


    In 1753, the Crown's legislators established Rowan County. At once, Granville land promoters began selling the "cheap" land in the Burke County area, then a part of Rowan County. They sold to speculators, immigrants just off the boats in port cities, settlers who had been "late" in other areas, and to those who had settled on marginal farmland elsewhere. Phifer, in his history emphasizes the promoter's appeal to the "pinched" settlers in the northeast. They found many in Pennsylvania eager to buy in North Carolina because land prices in Pennsylvania were very high. Other colonies contributing significant number of pioneers, settlers, and speculators to Burke County were Virginia, Maryland, and the North and South Carolina coast cities according to Burke County Heritage, 1981, Volume 1, published for the Burke County Historical Society. (Both books are highly recommended by the writer as 'the' sources of information about Burke County.)

    Many settlers did not acquire formal title to the land. They were "squatters" who "tried-it-out" or "avoided-the-taxes". Some eventually sought grants for the land; others just moved "on" or "back". However, the migration into the Burke area certainly did not really begin until after the French and Indian War in 1754-1763. During this period, several forts were built along the Indian frontier areas in the Appalachian Mountains, including Burke County for defense. Fear of the Cherokees caused many frontier families to "go-back". Many had died "at the hands of the Cherokees" or from diseases. In fact, Phifer writes, "Between 1756 and 1759, taxable persons in the fairly large Rowan County (which at that time included Burke) diminished from over 1,500 to fewer than 800."

    NC'S "FREEDOM" VOIDS ALL ROYAL GRANTS (1777)


    In 1771, a military force of the North Carolina Regulators engaged Royalists near Greensboro. This was the first overt action in the Colonies against the British. More significantly, in 1775, the North Carolina General Assembly in Charlotte passed the Mecklenburg Declaration proclaiming independence from the Crown. So, this Colony was the first colony to formally declare "freedom" from Royal English rule. (Patrick lived during an exciting time in history!)

    North Carolina's Assembly declared all previous Royal derived land grants void in 1777. To be valid, all the Crown and Granville grants and all new land entries were required to be entered in a new procedure with new records. Having just become a county in 1777, Burke County commissioned Joseph MacDowell as entry taker and Christopher Beekman as surveyor for North Carolina grants in Burke County. Patrick's land transactions were with them.

    "SQUATTERS" ON ROYAL LAND


    There are no known records of Crown/Granville land grants to Hennessees in old Burke County. The date Patrick entered North Carolina is as yet unknown. This writer believes it's most likely that Patrick Hennessee could have been among the early hunters/squatters that did not make any land entries. Apparently, many early pioneers did not apply for grants in the Burke area.

    I speculate that Pat had disdain for the Granville rights derived from the Crown and preferred not to pay "rent" or the taxes required by them. Or possibly he was one of the many whose land entries were lost by the inefficient and very corrupt Granville system. Another possibility is corrupt Crown officials, who supposedly "unknowingly" sold land in the Granville District, never properly recorded the grants.

    NORTH CAROLINA GRANTS TO HENNESSEES (1778-1898)


    There were at least 13 land entries granted by North Carolina to Patrick (b c1735-d 1796) and other Hennessees. Of these, at least four were to Patrick and are listed in Table I. The grants are located on or near the Catawba River about three miles north east of Morganton. Pat's home place, grant #226, was on the south bank of the Catawba River. Other grants in Burke County were taken by James (1766-1851), Patrick's older son; and John (before 1775-1844), the younger son; and Patrick's grandson, Patrick (II) (c.1793-1845) the son of John. The final grant was to R. J. Hennessee (1845-1902), a descendent of Patrick II. Discussions of these other grants and their ramification are beyond the scope of this paper.

    INTRODUCTION TO PART II


    In Part II, Patrick's and his neighbors' land grants are presented in map form. A summary description of his neighbors follows this. Then, comes a brief but "grim" account of the regional war waged by the Cherokee Indians. The local war in the Catawba valley was during the period when Patrick was probably "squatting" on the land for which he was to make a land entry. Next, his wise selections of a home site and other land grants are described. Finally, Patrick's family and progeny beginning are summarized.

    PART II: INSIGHT ABOUT PATRICK

    INTRODUCTION


    Patrick Hennessee, the Patriarch of his family with over 3,700 descendants, had several North Carolina land grants in Burke County during the Revolutionary War. Part I of this paper in the previous issue of the Journal contains a concise history of the Royal grants issues, settlement problems, and background for Pat's grants. It also cataloged the Hennessee grants. Part II, given below, highlights significant insight and knowledge about Patrick from the grants correlated with the latest genealogical and other data sources.

    MAP OF HENNESSEE LAND GRANTS


    (In the final draft of this paper) Patrick's land grants listed in Table I are presented in map form in Figure 1. The location of his grants listed in Table I and other grants can readily be determined from Figure 1. This map is from "Burkemap." It is the work of Dr. Robert L. McNeely. His pioneer ancestors had several grants in Burke County. For copies of the Hennessee grants and survey descriptions, see Carl Hennessee's enhanced packet of grant data. These maps, data, and additional grant information are available at the Burke County Library and partially available at the State Archives.

    PATRICK'S NEIGHBORS (1771-1810)


    The location of Pat's and his neighbors' grants are shown in Figure 1. There are several rewarding "clues-about Pat" that have been derived or confirmed from grantees' names and collateral information. The clues are rewarding in knowledge about the early Hennessees. For example, near Pat's home:
    --To the south, was a grant to Charles McDowell, of military fame.
    --To the north, across the Catawba, was Patrick's grant, which "changed hands" and became the home of Col. John Suddreth (his sister married Patrick(II), the grandson of Patrick, the Patriarch); and also, Thomas Wilcher (his daughter married James).
    --To the east, John Ballew*, whose affidavit, indicated Patrick Hennessee, his neighbor, had at least two married daughters (Burke County: Land and Misc. Records 1771-1809, Volume III, Page 103); and also, Abraham Harshaw, alleged loyalist, indicted by the State of North Carolina in 1782.
    --To the west, John Hughes, selected as justice of the County Court.

    Did Pat travel to Burke with any of them? From where? When? etc, Hopefully, more will be learned by future research into these and other clues from the past about Patrick of North Carolina. (Note: *In 2005, Peggy Hennessee and her husband Ralph Ballew were living near Patrick Hennessee's grant on the north side of the Catawba River.)

    PATRICK BOLDLY CLAIMED LAND: WAR RAGED (1778-1794)


    One of Patrick's North Carolina land grants was entry # 185. It was located on the south bank of the Catawba River. (Note this is his west grant on the river in Figure 1). This early entry indicates several characteristics of Pat. Apparently, he was quick to adapt to change (and the War for Independence and the new freedom of North Carolina from English rule were major changes).

    In 1776, the situation of Pat and his family on the south bank of the Catawba River bank was grim. Now, threats on their lives from the Cherokees had always existed. But during that summer, the Cherokees boldly struck the Burke area in force. Down the Catawba and then to the east of Morganton, the Cherokees savagely destroyed and dealt death to those not in the forts or strong houses.


    Later that year, a large joint colonial military action on the western frontier of North and South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia devastated the Cherokees. Most of their large villages and crops were destroyed and the Cherokees scattered. The following year 1777, as Burke became a county, North Carolina even placed a bounty of 15 pounds for each prisoner and 10 pounds for each scalp. Finally, the Cherokee by treaty ceded all claims to land east of the Blue Ridge. (The above is a condensed summary of the area's history from Heritage of Burke, 2001, Volume I, Article 1 and Volume II, Article 53.) Patrick and his family probably were relieved at this new freedom from fear of the Cherokee tomahawk. So following the military action, the entry rush for land grants began!

    Pat acted and made several entries! A land entry required an oath of allegiance to North Carolina, not the king. (No Tories Need Apply!)The decision to make early land entries beginning in 1778 certainly highlights the confidence he had that the Colonies would win the War. At that time, the threat in Burke County from the Tories and the British was yet to come.

    HOMESITE WISELY SELECTED


    Again, consider Patrick's homeland grant on the south bank of the Catawba River below the mouth of Hunting Creek (It is his west grant on the river shown in Fgure 1). As he probably lived there at the time, most likely, he was the first to place an entry for the parcel. However, the description of the grant indicates Pat was probably not the first to have been there. The land survey description noted an "Allen's Bottom". This probably indicated that somebody had previously been there. A search of available Burke County records, in that time frame, provided no additional information about Allens. He was possibly a hunter who quartered there and moved on west. Less likely, he was killed by the Indians, was frightened, or was "worked out" and had moved back to "civilization" or "followed a hope" for better land elsewhere. (However in 1771, there is record of a John Allen who signed a petition to form a county west of Rowan County).

    For that period, the location of Pat's home on the south bank of the Catawba River, near his river bank grant to the east, was a very desirable one. Consider the advantages of the location. There were easily defended high sites for a cabin and other buildings. They could readily be built using logs from trees located thereon or from the flat ridge to the south. (The cabin site has probably been identified.) The relatively flat bottom, next to the river, appears better for corn than the steep slope rising to higher level ground, which was probably treed. However, this slope and ridge top most likely supplied wood for poles, fences, and fireplaces from an uphill location. The hunting technique of "burning-over" used by the Indians most likely had cleared the bottom. The method was typically used during their hunting in the region.

    The easy access to the river and the adjacent streams made the location ideal for canoe and raft travel. The main north-south road passing through the property had a rocky ford on the river to his grant on the north bank. The ridge road to the south connected with the main east-west wagon road. While to the north, the road was to Fort Defiance and other east-west roads.

    PATRICK'S NORTH BANK GRANT


    Another example of Patrick's wise selection of property was his only grant on the north bank of the Catawba River. It had outstanding development potential with some low bank frontage and a ford for the 'south-to-north' road that passed through both the north bank grant and his grant on the opposite bank.

    As noted in Table I above, Entry #1015 (or #22 from Phifer) was between Middle Creek (now the John's River) and Lower Creek. Both of these were hardy waterways with banks that could readily support grain and lumber mills. Timber was available or could be "floated" to the mill from more than one direction or transported by road. This valuable property was acquired by Col. John Suddreth as his home place. He developed the potential of the property by building mills there. The Colonel was a master investor, land speculator, horse breeder, and had other enterprises. For example, he, with the Hennessees, initiated a ferry operation near the Catawba River ford by their homesteads. According to Phifer, …"the ferry was still operating in 1846 and probably in 1861."

    Between the two families, there were three marriages within a generation and there were more interesting happenings. But that is another story.

    PATRICK'S POSTERITY


    The name(s) of Patrick's wife (wives) has yet to be confirmed. Some say that she was a McDowell. Their two sons, James and John, assured the Hennessee posterity. In addition, there were at least two married daughters with little more being known at this time. Patrick's date of birth is essentially undocumented. He died ca 1796 (his will has not been "found" but is said to have been "proven" then).

    James, the elder son, married Sally Wilcher. After Sally died, James married Jane McGee of Tennessee. He had a total of at least 14 children. John, the younger son, remained on his grant in Burke County. He had at least two wives and probably four children. From these two families, Patrick has at least 3,700 descendants without consideration of the children of his daughters. (The best compilation of the descendants is David Hennessee's Hennessees in America, 1991, located in the Burke County Library). There are several informal family histories about the Hennessees that provide information about branches and families of Patrick's descendants. Proper judgement to resolve certain conflicts in these histories concerning Patrick's early life can not be made because the available evidence is inadequate at this time. The histories are mainly in possession of family members.

    JAMES MARRIED AND MOVED WEST


    As was customary and practical because of transportation limitation, marriages were often between neighbors. This was true for the Thomas Wilchers, with their grants on the north bank of the Catawba just to the west and adjacent to Patrick's north bank grant (see Figure 1). They were the parents of Sally, the bride of James. In 1804, the Wilchers sold 600 acres to William Walton, a trader who also trained servants, from Charleston, South Carolina. Then, the Wilchers "moved over the mountains" to Tennessee. James and his new family went with them to the less settled and "more promising land".

    More can be derived about James from the move. The wills of the early Tennessee Hennessees and Wilchers have given some insight into the situation at that time and their characteristics. The status of Thomas Wilcher in Tennessee is attested to as he held the first court for the area in which he lived at his home. It is hoped that future inquiries into Hennessee/Wilcher genealogical data may document more information about Patrick's family in North Carolina.

    JOHN REMAINED IN BURKE COUNTY


    John, Patrick's younger son, made an entry for a land grant on the north side of the Catwaba River in Burke. The grant was "one-land grant" north of Patrick's grant as shown in Figure 1. It is believed that John procured the land of the Alan Derryberry grant, which was between his grant and his father's grant. John acquired James' grant and his other land when James moved to Tennessee. The will of John is available.

    John's son, Patrick (II), also made entries for land grants adjacent to Patrick's homestead grant as shown in Figure 1. The Hennessees who today are located in Burke County, surrounding counties, and those originating in Burke County and moving elsewhere are mostly descendants from the John and Patrick (II) line.

    CONCLUSION


    Hopefully, Patrick, the Patriarch of the Hennessee family in America, is now better known from the insight provided by this paper in terms of the turmoil from the War during his time, his decisions, land grants, family, and neighbors. However, there is much that is unknown and even difficult to speculate about Patrick.

    Patrick Hennessee was definitely on the banks of the Catawba River in Burke County, North Carolina. But from where did he come? Who was his wife? His daughters? His military service? His description? Personal characteristics? Etc, Etc?

    Again, hopefully, this paper has provided clues for leads to sources that will furnish some answers in the future.

    By Eugene L. Hennessee Jr.
    4237 West Enon Drive
    Enon, OH 45323
    ehennessee@aol.com
    (937) 864-7047

    More content:

    The earliest Hennessee in America, as far as we know, landed in Maryland about 1690. He had guessed wrong at the Battle of the Boyne in the English Civil War. He had supported the ambitions of James II. He had fought at the Saarsfield brigade at the Battle of the Boyne in Ireland. And for his part in that, after James II lost his throne, the principal officers were exiled, including him. He was exiled and lived in Maryland. As far as we know he was a member of the Roman Catholic Church.

    He brought his wife to Maryland and had one son. And this son married in Virginia into a family by the name of Courtney who were members of the Episcopal Church. This son at,...this son had a son, who was killed at the Battle of Fort Necessity, in Washington's Company, in 1754 or 1755, I'm not sure which. He in turn left a boy seven years old. And this boy fought through the Revolution and then came down near Morganton and settled in Burke County.

    *

    More...

    In the Bedford Militia in the 1750s were Thomas Hennesey and Patrick Henicie. In the French and Indian War, the Virginia Militia on the western frontier consisted mostly of the Bedford Militia. It was under command of celebrated land surveyor, map maker and college professor Colonel Joshua Fry, Major (later Colonel, General and President) George Washington and Captain (later Colonel) William Calloway, wealthy Bedford County merchant, land developer and manufacturer.

    Virginia records report that Thomas Hennesey survived the first battle of the war at Fort Necessity, PA, in 1754 and that Patrick Henicie received militia pay in 1758.

    A 1761 indenture evidences that Patrick paid "one pound, one shilling and six pence" to Colonel Calloway for a lot in New London. Four months later, Patrick sold it back at a good profit.

    In 1763, he and Alice were sued in Bedford Court for non-payment of debt.

    *

    more...

    December 31, 2015;

    Are you aware that the 1775 Joshua Frye & Peter Jefferson map of Virginia and northern North Carolina shows two surveys in North Carolina made for Moravian Bishop Spangenburg:

    (1) land for Salem, settled by the Moravians in the central Piedmont's Yadkin River watershed to begin metropolitan Winston-Salem in present Forsyth County, and

    (2) a western Piedmont tract east of present Morganton in the Piedmont's upper Catawba River watershed where pioneer settler Patrick Hennessee purchased in Burke County?

    *

    This first one I believe belongs to this Patrick based on some of the documents within it which have initials of some of his heirs:

    The dates you have and the dates on the record appears to be off though but as best as I can tell, that seems to be him. I couldn't swear to it though.

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    Sorry for so many emails but I seem to be on a roll lol. I found this 1781 military service pay voucher for Patrick Hennesy. It is from Salisbury, Rowan County, NC



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    Birth:
    Hamilton Mortimer Hennessee (1845-1939) responded to the "Confederate Soldiers Questionaire", 1922;

    "My father Archibald Hennessee was the son of James Hennessee. My great grandfather came from Ireland and settled in N. C.

    View Hamilton's page: http://thehennesseefamily.com/getperson.php?personID=I904&tree=hennessee

    Military:
    The Battle of the Great Meadows, also known as the Battle of Fort Necessity was a battle of the French and Indian War fought on July 3, 1754 in present-day Fayette County, Pennsylvania. It, along with the Battle of Jumonville Glen, are considered the opening shots of the French and Indian War which would spread to the Old World and become the Seven Years War. It was the only time George Washington ever surrendered on the battlefield.

    source: http://www.patriotfiles.com/index.php?name=Sections&req=viewarticle&artid=8988&page=1

    Military:
    The Braddock expedition, also called Braddock's campaign or, more commonly, Braddock's Defeat, was a failed British military expedition which attempted to capture the French Fort Duquesne (modern-day downtown Pittsburgh) in the summer of 1755 during the French and Indian War. It was defeated at the Battle of the Monongahela on July 9, and the survivors retreated. The expedition takes its name from General Edward Braddock, who led the British forces and died in the effort. Braddock's defeat was a major setback for the British in the early stages of the war with France and has been described as one of the most disastrous defeats for the British in the 18th century.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Braddock_Expedition

    Military:
    Map & History of Bedford County, Virginia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bedford,_Virginia

    Residence:
    Notes & History for New London, Virginia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_London,_Virginia

    Military:
    The Battle of Point Pleasant — known as the Battle of Kanawha in some older accounts — was the only major action of Dunmore's War. It was fought on October 10, 1774, primarily between Virginia militia and Indians from the Shawnee and Mingo tribes. Along the Ohio River near modern Point Pleasant, West Virginia, Indians under the Shawnee Chief Cornstalk attacked Virginia militia under Colonel Andrew Lewis, hoping to halt Lewis's advance into the Ohio Valley. After a long and furious battle, Cornstalk retreated. After the battle, the Virginians, along with a second force led by Lord Dunmore, the Royal Governor of Virginia, marched into the Ohio Valley and compelled Cornstalk to agree to a treaty, ending the war.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Point_Pleasant

    Probate:
    Will proved by Thomas Lain...

    Map & History of Burke County, North Carolina http://bit.ly/Rd17uM

    Buried:
    Map & History of Polk County, North Carolina... http://bit.ly/1ebUmzJ

    Died:
    Map & History of Burke County, North Carolina http://bit.ly/Rd17uM

    Patrick married Alice "Ailsey" LNU (Virginia). Alice was born (ABT 1735), (Virginia); died Aft 1800, (Burke County) North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  10. 49.  Alice "Ailsey" LNU was born (ABT 1735), (Virginia); died Aft 1800, (Burke County) North Carolina.

    Notes:

    "Ailsey" is a dimunitive for "Alice"...DAH

    Suggested by some as a sister of Generals Charles and Joseph McDowell according to Dr. Emmet White, a Revolutionary War Historian, however Helen Money could find NO McDowell-Hennessee relationship in early NC.

    Died:
    Map & History of Burke County, North Carolina http://bit.ly/Rd17uM

    Children:
    1. 24. James Hennessee was born 0___ 1766, Burke County, North Carolina; died February 1851, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Liberty Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. (Samuel Hennessee) was born (~ 1770), (Burke County, North Carolina).
    3. John Hennessee was born ~ 1775, (Burke County, North Carolina); died 0___ 1844, Caldwell County, North Carolina; was buried 0___ 1844, Fairfield Cemetery, Lenoir, North Carolina.
    4. (Frances Hennessee) was born (Burke County, North Carolina).
    5. (Peter Hennessee) was born (Virginia).
    6. FNU Hennessee was born (Burke County, North Carolina).
    7. FNU Hennessee was born (Burke County, North Carolina).

  11. 50.  Thomas Wilcher, Sr. was born ~ 1745, (Amherst County) Virginia Colony (son of Benjamin Wilsher and unnamed spouse); died LATE 1816, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Liberty Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Thomas L. Wilcher
    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot
    • Possessions: 16 Apr 1770; Amherst County, Virginia
    • Occupation: 5 Feb 1776; Appraiser, Amherst County, Virginia
    • Will: 8 Aug 1816, Warren County, Tennessee
    • Probate: 7 Jun 1823, Warren County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    From: "Nita Shepard"
    To: "David Alden Hennessee"
    Subject: Grants
    Date: Saturday, August 03, 2002 3:49 PM

    Hi, David:

    I received Grants #0941 dated Dec 1 1780, #1220 dated Sept 9 1780, #2295 dated Jan 14 1794, and #2576 dated Mar 3 1790 from Robert McNeely this afternoon

    #1220 (9 Sep 1780) shows land belonging to Charles Welsher, Jumping Creek, to the left of Miles Harper and above 2 pieces of land belonging to John Harper.

    #2295 (14 Jan 1794) shows 2 pieces of land belonging to Thomas Welsher. 1 piece is next to Patrick Hennessee. That same piece is above John Hughes.

    Who is Charles Welsher? [Editor's Note] Click here to view a registry of Joseph Wilcher, Sr. which offers many clues to the early WILCHER lines in Amherst County, Virginia...

    http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?charles::wilcher::329.html

    Cuz Nita

    26 Jun 2007

    Interesting tidbit re Thomas...

    http://home.att.net/~jemjr/graveyard.htm

    OLD BURIAL GROUNDS OF WARREN COUNTY, TENN. By MRS. BLANCHE BENTLEY

    "One of the best known and first organized churches of Warren County was Liberty, a mile or so from McMinnville. As shown by his will, land was given by Thomas Wiltshire (Wilcher), the church house built and the church, Cumberland Presbyterian in doctrine, organized all in 1815. William Cheek Smartt is the reputed founder and he and John Allison, a Revolutionary soldier, were two of its first elders..."

    Thomas Wilcher, TN

    Posted By:Cecile Harrell
    Email:
    Subject:Thomas Wilcher, TN
    Post Date:December 10, 1999 at 10:00:34
    Message URL:http://www.genforum.com/wilcher/messages/78.html
    Forum:Wilcher Family Genealogy Forum
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    Have recently received info that Thomas Wilcher, d. 8 Aug 1816 in Warren County, TN has been certified as a Revolutionary soldier. Have a little more info if anyone is interested.

    Cecile Harrell


    Burke County (NC) Land Grants, abstracted by Betsy Dodd Pittman, The Burke Journal, August, 1993, p. 17:

    "1409. THOMAS WELSHER 100 A. on No. side of Catawba River, on a conditional line between Welsher & Alexander Erwin, adj. McKenny. Ent. 31 Oct. 1779, #1020. CB: Micajah Sansom & Benj. Harris. Grant issued 16 Nov. 1790. [Warrant for survey mentions John Deals line and the Improvements made by Thomas Day.]"

    Early Wilchers...

    The name is spelled Welcher, Whelchel, Wilsher, Wilshire, Wicher, Willshire, Whiltshire, Wilsure, Wilkshire in various early VA and NC records. In 1654 John Wiltshire is listed as a Virginia immigrant, and in 1679 several of the Wilsheir family immigrated from Barbados. There was a Thomas Wiltshire in Northampton country, VA in 1672 and in the Isle of Wight Country in 1682. By the mid 1700's Thomas, Dorcas, and Joseph Wilshire are in Caroline County, VA. John Weltshire was in Augusta County, VA in 1762 and David Whiticher is there in 1769.

    The name seems without doubt Wiltshire, at first, and shows an English origin - becoming Wilcher in both English and pioneer usage, until Wilcher became generally adopted. Thomas, of Warrant County, signs himself "Thomas Wiltshire" on several county records, one of them among the last he signed, in 1816 - the year of his death. (Copied from "The History and Genealogy of some pioneer Norther Alabama Families" by Mary N. Gibson - Brittain, Marie Brittain Craig, and Marjorie Craig Churchill.)

    Research on the surname "Wilcher" shows it to be a variation on the name "Wiltshire," a county in SW England. About 90% of all people with that name 200-300 years ago came from there. Wilshire, England, is probably where the American Wilchers came from.

    The vast majority of the Wilchers (or other spellings) who came to the New World in the 1600s and 1700s came as indentured servants, usually as an alternative to other punishment for petty offenses.

    The first Wilcher in America showed up in Virginia in 1635 as an indentured servant. Over the next 150 years a couple dozen others showed up in various places: Maryland, Pennsylvania, and the Bahamas.

    About ¾ of the Wilchers came to Virginia in the 1600s and 1700s.

    One of these early Virginia indentured servants was likely the progenitor of the Wilchers in Amherst-Bedford.

    End.

    Abstraction from Thomas Bragg, 14 Apr 2005, Tom Bragg

    Thomas Wilcher, Sr.
    Anne Walton Wilcher

    Father: See early Wiltsheirs from Barbadoes immigration about 1769 - John or Thomas Wiltsheir

    Mother:

    Born: About 1745 (court order on 2 Jun 1766 concerning road work listed Thomas Wilcher along with others which may suggest he was at least 21 years old at that time).

    Married to: Anne (Nancy) Walton Wilcher who was born about 1745-50 and died after 1831 - age ~81 (she relinquished unto Thomas Wilcher Jr and Alberto Vaughan ... my life estate to the farm on which I now live and all the personal property.") [Warren County, TN, Deed Vol. I, Book D, pp.412-415]. Based on the age of her father and her oldest child, and the age of her brother William; she may have been born about 1745-50. Assumed to have married about 1774 (first child born 1775).

    Re: 1. Moses Park (1738-1828): His Descendants and Related Families Vaughan and Wilcher. Gateway Press, 1991. Birmingham Public Library.
    2. The Wiseman Family and Allied Lines, Vol I, 1991, Eugene M. Wiseman Author [PO Box 14054, Bradenton, FL 34280-4054

    Children:

    1. Sarah (Sally) Wilcher, born 1775, Burke County, NC, died before July 8, 1830 (age ~55) in Warren County. She was the wife of James Hennessee (born 1766, died 3 Mar 1851, son of Patrick Hennesee of Burke,County, NC).

    2. Thomas W. Wilcher, Jr. born in the 1780's (Moses Park lists as 2nd child) - ~1785

    3. Nancy Wilcher born 1776, Died 1843 in Blount County, Alabama married first Chambers, second George D. Staton (need to go back to Wiseman Collection and verify info on children)

    4. Ritty (Ritrier, Kitriece, Kittie) Wilcher, born 1780, died 22 Aug 1827 in Cooper County, MO. She was the wife of Thomas Vaughn, Sr. - p 219, 248.

    5. Elizabeth (Betsy) Wilcher was born 1782; died after 17 Dec 1835; married John Harper who died prior to the 1830 census.

    6. Christian (Christeen, Christine) Wilcher, born 1790-1800 wife of Mr. North - p 283.

    7. Winifred (Winny) Wilcher, wife of William Brassell, both living 1 Feb 1831 - p285.

    8. Lucy Wilcher born 1784, died 1865 married first Joseph England, second Richard Forrest in 1828 - see p286.

    9. Archibald born 1802-1804, never married, died about 1827 - page 265.

    Note: The exact order of births of the children, 7 daughters and 2 sons, is not known.

    Died: Between 8 Aug 1816 and 7 Oct 1816 in McMinnville, TN (about age 74)
    Buried: Buried in the Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery, but exact location unknown.

    The earliest records of Thomas Wilcher, Sr. are in Amherst County, Virginia and were two court cases which were started in Dec 1767 against Thomas Wilcher for slander decided in Wilcher's favor. The other was for trespass and assault, but it was dismissed by the plaintiffs. He was probably born in the 1740s in Virginia. A good assumption might be that he was about 21 years old when the court order on road work was issued on 2 Jun 1766. Thus, he might have been born about 1745.

    On 5 Feb 1776 he was appointed as 1 of 4 appraisers for a personal estate in Amherst County, VA. During the 1770s in Amherst County no court cases could be found. He did buy and sell land with the purchase of 174 acres on 16 Apr 1770 of part of tract which had been conveyed by Peyton Randolph and Lusford Lomax, Jr. to Philip Grymes.In 1770 he bought 150 acres which he and his wife Anne sold on 13 Feb 1779. He bought 200 acres in Amherst County on 2 Jan 1785. On 7 May 1787 he sold 481 acres in Amherst County. Thomas Wilcher Sr and his wife Anne sold 681 of his 855 acres in 1787 and 1788. He and Anne sold 81 acres on 2 Jul 1787. On 4 Nov 1788 they sold 600 acres. He also sold 200 acres on the south side of Berry's Mountain which he had bought in Oct 1785. Also on 4 Nov 1788 Thomas Wilcher and Anne sold 400 acres on both sides of Harris Creek.

    In May 1787 he served on the Amherst County Court grand jury. The court orders of the late 1780s and early 1790s show that Thomas Wilcher was the defendant in two suits and was the plaintiff in six suits. None of these appear to be overly significant. There were other suits for amounts of about $100 or less, some of which were ruled in Wilcher's favor, and others dismissed. A case in court in May 1791 mentioned that Thomas Wilcher was "not a resident of Amherst County." In an Aug 1789 case it was state that "it appearing to the court that the said Thomas Wilcher hath removed to the State of North Carolina . . "

    He died in 1816 so he would have been about 71 years old at the time of his death. He moved to Burke County, NC in 1789, and to Warren County, TN in 1807.

    Thomas Wilcher, Sr purchased land on John's River in Burke County, NC as early as 1778. He moved there from Amherst Country, Virginia in 1789 (the suit against David Tinsley proves that Thomas Wilcher moved from Amherst County, VA, to North Carolina prior to Aug 1789).

    Thomas Wilcher's wife is thought by most Wilcher researchers to be Anne Walton.

    William Walton, Sr., was a Revolutionary Soldier, born 1735 in Virginia, son of William and Susannah Walton who were in Amherst County, VA by 1761 and in Burke County, NC 1792.

    Thomas Walton purchased 600 acres at the mouth of John's River from Thomas Welcher (later a plantation belonging to Colonel John Sudderth).

    Thomas Welcher's land in Burke Co., NC was granted to him by the State of North Carolina (copied from Burke: The History of a North Carolina County, 1777-1920). Thomas Welcher and William White were overseers of John's River in 1796.

    Patrick Hennessey lived on the south side of John's River. After Thomas Wilcher Sr's death it was conveyed in 1818 by "Joseph England, Thomas Wilcher, Jr. and Benjamin Wooten, all of Warren County, TN to William Erwin of Burke County, NC" ... "tract adjoining the lands of John and Samuel Franklin, William Erwin and the children of William Walton",. This was a tract of land granted to Thomas Wilcher Sr. in 1799 by the State of North Carolina. This deed is recorded in Deed Book C, Warren County, TN.

    Thomas Wilcher Sr moved to Warren County in 1807 (actually was White County that became Warren County about 1817-1820) from Burke County, NC. His business life is very well documented with many legal proceedings, including land deals and various disagreements with associates (see Moses Park reference). On 4 Dec 1807 he was 1 of 12 men appointed or commissioned as Justice of the Peace by the Tennessee General Assembly as part of the first County Court of Warren County [McMinnville at a Milestone 1810-1960 in the Birmingham Public Library written by the Southern Standard in McMinnville].

    Thomas Wilcher Sr first arrived in White County in 1807, part of which became Warren County in late 1807. About 1807, Thomas Wilcher assignee of three Revolutionary War Soldiers, Martin Armstrong, John Nelson and Grady Byinham, entered a part of the land called for in the warrant of each. This was land extending south from the Barron Fork river to beyond present day Liberty Lane. Wilcher built a two-story brick home sometime after 1807, a portion of which exists recently as the home of Dr. B.C. Smoot. Thomas Wilcher Sr. died in this house. His earliest land grant records were in Aug 1808 in White County. There were six in the amount of 75 to 240 acres. He had 4 land grants for land in Warren Country of 33 to 125 acres on 24 Aug 1808. There were numerous other land related transactions. It is noted in the Warren County, TN marriage records prior to 1852 and court records prior to 1848 were lost or destroyed leaving quite a void for researchers.

    When Warren County was organized in 1807, according to the laws of the State, a temporary log house and jail were erected near the center of the county, where the courts were to be held until the citizens of the county should elect commissioners who were to select a proper place for a permanent county seat. In 1808 a small log courthouse was built on top of a high hill, near a big spring just above the Barron Fork - at the towns southeast fording place - and where the Looney's Trace then crossed the river. From 1808 until sometime in 1811, circuit court was well as the other courts, met in the little log house twice a year at which time other lawyers from other towns with the circuit attended.

    From Laughlin's "Reminiscences of McMinnville "as it was in 1811, he says "On occasions when the courts met in the log court house across the river, the judges and lawyers boarded about in the neighborhood as best they could. Most of them stayed in the home of Thomas Wilcher Sr. - two miles from the place of holding the court. After the death of Mr. Wilcher in 1816, the late Joshua Coffee occupied the house until his death in 1842 (Mr. Coffee didn't occupy the house until after Mrs. Wilcher's death).

    Abstracted form the WCGA Bulletin, Volume XXII, Spring & Summer 2013, page 57:

    SALE OF PROPERTY OF THOS. WELCHER [WILCHER] DECEASED

    The Nashville Whig, Nashville, Tennessee, Tuesday, November 12, 1816, Volume V, Number 12, front page:

    NOTICE:

    There will be sold to the highest bidder, at the late dwelling-house of Thos. Welcher [Wilcher], deceased, on the first of January next, the following property belonging to the estate of said decedant [sic], viz:

    One tract of first rate land, lying on the Barren fork of Collin's river, containing 300 acres, with 12 acres cleared and under good fence:

    One tract of 90 acres, with 18 acres cleared:

    One town lot in the town of M'Minnville. Twelve months credit will be given, the purchaser giving bond with approved security.

    Executors:

    Benj. Wooten (relationship unknown, Thomas cites him as a "trusted friend")
    Tho. Welcher (son)
    Jos. England (son-in-law)

    On 7 Oct 1818 the executors sold 333 acres for $1,053. They sold about 183 acres of land in Burke Co. NC on 25 Nov 1818 for $100 (was originally granted on 7 Jun 1799).

    One of the best known and first organized churches of Warren County was Liberty, a mile or so from McMinnville. As shown by his will, land was given by Thomas Wiltshire (Wilcher), the church house built and the church, Cumberland Presbyterian in doctrine, organized all in 1815. William Cheek Smartt is the reputed founder and he and John Allison, a Revolutionary soldier, were two of its first elders. On August 8, 1816, Thomas Wilcher gave the land to build the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Liberty.

    Thomas Wilcher Sr and his wife, Anne Walton, are likely buried in the Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church cemetery. He donated the land for the cemetery. Liberty is 1 mile south of McMinnville off Highway 55 on Liberty Lane. Turn left going south on Morrison St on Old Morrison Hwy then Liberty Lane and the Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church will be on the right as well as the cemetery.

    Joseph M. Bragg and his wife, Richard M. Bragg, and other family members are buried here in order: Richard M. Bragg 14 Jun 1833 - 11 Dec 1858; Joseph M. Bragg 25 May 1798 - 9 Jul 1879; Clarissa T. Bragg 25 Sep 1806 - 16 Aug 1851; Hugh T. Bragg 25 Nov 1831 - 22 Dec 1845; and Martha Bragg 8 Feb 1845 - Jun 1845.

    In summary Thomas Wilcher was probably born about 1745-46. He moved from Amherst County, VA, to Burke County, North Carolina (near Morganton), whe he was approximately 44 years old, in before Aug 1779. He moved on to Tennessee when he Thomas Wilcher, Sr. (cont'd) was about 62 years old.Thomas Wilcher died in Warren County, TN, Oct 1816 when he was about 71 years old.

    Will of Thomas Wilcher, Sr

    The will of Thomas Wilcher, Sr. to Annie Wilcher, et al was a Deed of Gift and is recorded in Warren County Deed Book D, pages 412-414.. It reads as follows:

    "In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas Wilcher of the County of Warren and the State of Tennessee, this 8th day of August A.D. 1816, being weak of body but of perfect mind and memory and calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed unto all men to die, do make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament.

    Principally and first of all, I recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it, and my body to the dust to be interred in a decent and Christian-like manner. At the discretion of my executors hereinafter named and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with in this life I give, devise and dispose of in the following manner. Viz,--I will and desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of my estate.

    1st Imprimis. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Anne and son Archibald, all the tract of land whereon I now live lying north of John Harper old line to join a line of Thomas Wilcher, Junr said tract to run with the main road until it strikes the aforesaid line of Thomas Wilcher, Junr. Further I give to my wife and son aforesaid four negroes, viz. Isaac, Rella, Jo and Lawson with the increase of said slave Rella forever and should one or more of the aforesaid Negroes die before my decease in that case I will and allow the number to be kept up of others of my Negroes of my son's own choice. Also to my said wife and son I leave all my household furniture that I possess at my decease together with all stock of every description with all farming utentials and every necessary thing or things suitable for a farm and necessary to make life comfortable and living convenient to my wife during her natural life and to my son Archibald his heirs forever, and I do put my son in possession of the above with the injunction laid of my son Archibald that he shall during his mother's natural life support, take care, and nourish her as comfortable in this world as will be in his power.

    2 Item. I give to my son Thomas Wilcher the tract of land where on he now lives containing 250 acres agreeable to the survey, be the same more or less to him and his heirs forever.

    3 Imprimis. I give and bequeath to my daughter Sally Hennessee a Negro woman named Sucky with her off spring, the tract of land whereon James Hennessee now lives, containing by estimation 223 acres all my right and title of the same to her and her heirs forever.

    4th Item. I give to my daughter Christian a tract of land beginning on my son Thomas' line where it crosses the road south side of said road that is the line between my son Thomas and son Archibald running with the road till it strikes John Harpers line thence with Harpers line to a red oak south side of the ?ting being a corner of Harper's tract, thence northeastwardly to a poplar marked TW, thence with said line east to a corner of another tract, thence south to a corner thence continuing south till it strikes another line of mine being a preference of Edmond McMahons(?) purchased from Anderson and Thomas Wilcher, Sr. (cont'd)

    Doak, thence east to a corner thence south to a corner thence east to a corner then north to a corner on Thomas Vaughans line then west with his line to his corner thence north with his line to Thomas Wilcher, Junr., line to the road to the beginning including all in that boundary except an acre for the use of the church, also a Negro girl named June and her offspring to her and her heirs forever.

    5th Item. I give to my daughter Nancy Staton a Negro girl Peggy and offspring during her natural life and at her death to be sold and the money accruing therefrom to be equally divided among her children begotten of her body, to them and their heirs forever.

    6th Item. I give to my grand daughter Rachel Chambers one hundred dollars when collected out of my estate by my Exrs.

    6th(sic) Item. I give to my daughter Betsey Harper a Negro girl named Pat which are (sic) now in the possession of John Harper and that said girl shall never be sold not put away by no bargain or contract whatsoever from the use and benefit of my aforesaid daughter and her children during my daughter's natural life, and at her death my will is that said girl and her offspring be equally divided between her children forever.

    7th I give to my daughter Lucy England a Negro boy named John, together with $300 that she has already received making her dividend equal with my other children to her and heirs forever.

    8th Item. I give to daughter Ritty the sum of five dollars as she has heretofore received her dividend of my estate.

    9th Item. I give to Polly, Thomas, and Aaron Vaughan my daughter Ritty's children begotten of her body one hundred dollars each and no more, by my Exors. To be given them when they arrive at age or at marriage.

    10th Item. I give to my daughter Winny the sum of $5 at the discretion of my Exors. Hereafter named and empowering them to consider my daughter Winny that if they see her necessity required assistance that they will allow her the use of Negroe girl named Lucy as her need requires and to recall her at their discretion also upon their discretion to allow her to the amount of three hundred dollars occasionally as her necessity demands and should it be that her circumstance should not required to that amount I wish the other part of the $300 to be adapted for the purpose of educating her grandchildren viz Sandy England and Polly Taylor. The property that I bought at William Brasel's sale to be returned to my Exors. And it to be at their discretion if not discretionally used. Two horses, thirteen head of cattle, 15 head of hogs and the house furniture.

    11th Item. And the residue of my estate both real and personal not heretofore bequeathed I wish to be sold and equally divided amon my legatees viz. Sally Hennessee, Nancy Staton, Betsey Harper, Lucy England, Thomas Wilcher, and daughter Christian, Archibald Wilcher to them and them only and heirs forever.

    12th Item. And I do by these presents appoint my trusty friends Benjamin Wooten, Thomas Wilcher, Jr., and Joseph England the sole executors of this my will and testament and none other ratifying and confirming this to be my last will and testament and revoking and disallowing all other wills heretofore by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the date first written."

    Signed Thomas Wilcher (Seal)

    Signed, sealed, and pronounced In presence of Aaron Abernathy, Joseph Taylor x his mark, Alexander Snell.

    To my son Arch I want my wife and son to have two horses of their choosing.

    State of Tennessee October Term 1816
    Warren County Court

    I do hereby certify that the due execution of the within last will and Testament of Thomas Wilcher deceased was proven in open Court of the first day of the above Term by the oaths of Joseph Taylor and Alexander Shenell two of the subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded.

    Given at office the 7th June A. D. 1823
    Jos. Coville Clk
    By S. D. Own D. Clk.

    This will was proved in open court on the 7th day of June 1823 and registered 9 June 1823. Thomas I and Ann had 7 daughters and 2 sons, all of whom received bequests from his will. [See "Siblings," p. 4]

    On 7 Oct 1818 the executors sold 333 acres for $1,053. They sold about 183 acres of land in Burke Co. NC on 25 Nov 1818 for $100 (was originally granted on 7 Jun 1799).

    Per "The North Carolinian Journal by Wm. Perry Johnson editor in March 1960 the North Carolina Revolutionary War Pay Vouchers listed Thomas Wilcher (or Welsher) from the Morgan District, Burke Co., NC. No further information is available, but this shows clearly Thomas Wilcher Sr was a Revolutionary War soldier from the state of North Carolina. He was in North Carolina from 1789 - 1807.

    Early Wilchers

    From "The Wiseman Family and Allied Lines, Vol I" found in the Warren County, TN genealogical library. The ancestors for the Warren Country, TN family by the surname Wilcher are difficult to assertain. The name is spelled Welcher, Whelchel, Wilsher, Wilshire, Wicher, Willshire, Whiltshire, Wilsure, Wilkshire in various early VA and NC records. In 1654 John Wiltshire is listed as a Virginia immigrant, and in 1679 several of the Wilsheir family immigrated from Barbados. There was a Thomas Wiltshire in Northampton country, VA in 1672 and in the Isle of Wight Country in 1682. By the mid 1700's Thomas, Dorcas, and Joseph Wilshire are in Caroline County, VA. John Weltshire was in Augusta County, VA in 1762 and David Whiticher is there in 1769.

    The name seems without doubt Wiltshire, at first, and shows an English origin - becoming Wilcher in both English and pioneer usage, until Wilcher became generally adopted. Thomas, of Warrant County, signs himself "Thomas Wiltshire" on several county records, one of them among the last he signed, in 1816 - the year of his death. (Copied from "The History and Genealogy of some pioneer Northern Alabama Families" by Mary N. Gibson - Brittain, Marie Brittain Craig, and Marjorie Craig Churchill.)
    Thomas Wilcher, Sr. (cont'd)

    Research on the surname "Wilcher" shows it to be a variation on the name "Wiltshire," a county in SW England. About 90% of all people with that name 200-300 years ago came from there. Wilshire, England, is probably where the American Wilchers came from. The vast majority of the Wilchers (or other spellings) who came to the New World in the 1600s and 1700s came as indentured servants, usually as an alternative to other punishment for petty offenses. The first Wilcher in America showed up in Virginia in 1635 as an indentured servant. Over the next 150 years a couple dozen others showed up in various places: Maryland, Pennsylvania, and the Bahamas. About 3/4 of the Wilchers came to Virginia in the 1600s and 1700s. One of these early Virginia indentured servants was likely the progenitor of the Wilchers in Amherst-Bedford.

    William Walton & Susannah Walton (father/mother of Anne Walton)

    Children:

    1. William Walton -to become William Walton Sr. born 24 Dec 1736. Married Elizabeth Tilghman in St. James, Northern Parish, Goochland County, Virginia to Elizabeth Tilghman on 1 Dec 1758. Had 15 children. Before 1767 moved to Amherst County, Virginia. Served in the American Revolution. Son, William Jr. served in the Army in South Carolina. In Amherst County 1785-87. Moved to Charleston, SC where Elizabeth Tilghman died on 8 Sep 1787. Listed in 1800 census of Burke County. Died 31 Jan 1806 (age70). Buried at the churchyard of the First Presbyterian Church, Morganton, NC.
    2. Jesse Walton -in the Revolutionary War records of Wilkes County, NC. Later moved to Tennessee and was second in command to John Sevier. Founder of Jonesboro, TN.
    3. Susannah Walton
    4. Mary Walton
    5. Anne Walton, born about 1748, and married Thomas Wilcher, Sr.
    6. Louise Walton
    7. Frances Walton

    End

    10 Oct 2008:

    Abstracted from,

    "Early Tennessee Tax List", Sistler; p. 206;

    WELCHIR, Thomas L., Warren-1812

    p. 207;

    WHELCHAE, Day?, Warren-1812
    WHELCHAE, John, Warren-1812
    WHELCHAE, William, Warren-1812
    WHILCHAE, Francis, Warren-1812

    "The Reconstructed 1810 Census of Tennessee", Charles A. Sherrill,

    p. 546;

    Whelchae, Dave ?, Warren Co. Tax 1812 tax list, in Christian Schell's district
    Whelchae, John, Warren Co. Tax 1812 tax list, in Christian Schell's district
    Whelchae, Dave ?, Warren Co. Tax 1812 tax list, in Christian Schell's district
    Wilcher, Thomas, Jr, Warren Co. Tax 1812 tax list, in Samuel Colville's district
    Whehae, Frances, Warren Co. Tax 1812 tax list, in Christian Schell's district

    24 Jun 2009:

    Listed in the 1812 Warren County, Tennessee Tax List...

    Enumerated by Christian Shell:

    12. Wilchar, John
    48. Wilchar, Davis
    49. Wilchar, William
    56. Wilchar, Frances

    John, Davis & Frances are, no doubt, connected to the WILCHER tree, however, there is no mention of them in any of the Thomas Wilcher, Sr. documents. Nor do they appear in the 1820, 1830 or the 1850 Warren County Census records. Could they be issue of the Charles WILCHER of Burke Co.,NC as noted by Nita Shepard? ...DAH

    End.

    Could John be his father? Go to this link... http://www.geni.com/people/John-Wilcher/6000000014961325946 or his record within this website:

    http://thehennesseefamily.com/getperson.php?personID=I36645&tree=hennessee

    Birthdate: April 5, 1716 Birthplace: Christ Church, Middlesex, Virginia, British Colonies of North America

    Died 1770 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, British Colonies of North America

    End.

    Joseph Wilcher Sr. Amherst Co., VA

    Probably connected to an earlier WILCHER line and might be a brother to Thomas & Charles Wilcher:

    Chronology Report 1
    Printed by Legacy on 20 Nov 2002
    Age Name: Joseph WILCHER Sr.
    Life Range: 70 1760-1765 - After 1830
    1760-1765 Birth: 1, 2
    Between 1760-1770 Spouse (#2): Sarah TYREE (Between 1760- ).
    1 1761 History: Virginia, Amherst Co.. Formed from southern half of Albemarle County.
    1 1761 History: Virginia, Amherst Co.. Amherst Parish was formed from St. Anne's Parish to cover the county. . 3
    11 1771 May 25 To 1771 May 27 History: Virginia, Amherst Co.. Amherst suffered a disaster when the James river ws a t flood stage, 150 persons were lost at that time.
    Marriage (1): Mildred "Milly" ( -Bef 1798). 17
    Unknown Spouse (#1): Mildred "Milly" ( -Bef 1798). Died before 28 Apr 1798. 4
    23 1783-1786 Tax: Virginia, Amherst Co.. list Charles Wilcher & Joseph Wilcher. 4
    25 1785 Tax: Virginia, Amherst Co.. Welsher, Joseph 5 white.
    27 1787 Tax: VA, Amherst Co., List B. List B: Wilcher, Joseph self, 0 16/21 white males, 0 black 16/+, 0 black 16/-, Horses 2, Cattle 7. 5
    29 1789 Nov 12 Deed: Virginia, Amherst Co.. Saml Meredith, Jno Stewart & Jos Wilsher, AC to Jas Owen AC for 70 lbs 95 acres 56 acres is that of Wilsher; Lines. Christian, Saml Meredith (formerly Braxton) Wit. Nelson Crawford, Lindsey Coleman, Jas Callaway, Jas Ballinger. 6
    Abt 1790 Child born (1-#1): 30 Joseph WILCHER Jr. (Abt 1790- ).
    1793 Sep 2 Child born (1-#2): 33 Virginia, Amherst Co.. Lawson Green WILCHER (1793-1843). Born in Amherst Co., Virginia, USA. Died on 4 Dec 1843 in Amherst Co., Virginia, USA.17
    36 1796 Feb 23 To 1798 Sep 22 Deed: VA, Amherst Co., 102a. Saml & Jane Meredith to Jos Wilcher 5sh 102a pt. tract Rockey River, Braxton's old line, Notley Maddox, Jos Higginbotham. Wit. Davis S Garland, Jas Garland, Jas P Garland.. 7
    38 Bef 1798 Apr 28 Death of Spouse (#1): Mildred "Milly" ( -Bef 1798).
    38 1798 Apr 28 Bond: Virginia, Amherst Co.. Joseph Wilcher & Jacob Tyree are bound to commonwealth of VA $150 28 Apr 1798. A marriage is intended between Sally Rutherford (widow) & Joseph Wilcher (Widower) signed Jos Wilsher Jacob Tyree. 19
    38 1798 Apr 28 Certificate: Virginia, Amherst Co.. Married Wilsher, Joseph and Sally Rutherford, widow by the Rev Walter Christian. (M.R.).. 20
    1798 Apr 28 Marriage (2): 38 Virginia, Amherst Co.. Sarah TYREE
    (Between 1760- ). In Amherst Co., Virginia, USA. 19
    38 1798 May 12 Deed: Virginia, Amherst Co.. Jos Wilcher AC to Andrew Monroe (Munroe) AC for 300 lbs 231a branches Rockey Run, Lines :Jos Higginbotham, Peter Cashwell, Charles Christian, Richa Wilson, Saml Huckstep. Wit. Chas Christian, Jacob Pierce, Rich Wilson. 8
    38 1798 Jun 21 Deed: Virginia, Amherst Co.. Jacob Tyree AC to jos Wilcher AC for 5 sh & love a slave Sue for his wife Sarah who is my daughter. Wit. Francis Bunt, Nicodemus Vermilion. 9
    50 1810 Census: Virginia, Amherst Co.. Joseph Wilcher m. 2 16/26, 1 26/45, 1 45/+ f. 1 0/10, 1 16/26, 1 45/+; slaves 8. 1
    51 1811 Jun 12 Bondsman: Virginia, Amherst Co.. Joseph Willshire Jr. and Joseph Willshire Senior are bound; a marrriage is intended between Joseph Wilcher Jr. & Nancy Rutherford; Sarah Willshire signed dau. Nancy is 20y of age. Recorded in Marriage Regiter #1 p. 226, Amherst County Clerks Office, Amherst, Virginia. 12
    Jun 1811. Know all men by these presents that we Joseph Willshire Jr. and Joseph Willshire Senior are held jointly bound unto his excellency Gov. Wm. South Lieutenant governor of chief magistrate of the 10
    52 1812 Aug 17 Deed: Virginia, Amherst Co.. Joseph WILSHIRE, JacobPIERCE & Joseph KENNEDY- Joseph WILSHIRE debt to Joseph KENNEDY 200 lbs due 1 Jan 1814, slaves, Moll Isham, China (life est of wife Sarah Wilshire) Dick, Wiatt, Robinson, Joe, Clara, horse, cattle, beds, furniture, hogs . 11
    57 1817 Tax: Virginia, Amherst Co.. Joe Wilchar 1 wm/+16, 2 horses; Joseph W Wilcher 1 wm/+16, 1 bm/+16,
    1horse (2nd hundred); . 12
    57 1817 Tax: Virginia, Amherst Co.. Jos Wilshar 1 wm/+16 1 bm/12-16; Joseph W Wilcher 1. 13
    59 1819 Tax: Virginia, Amherst Co.. Joseph Wilcher Sr 1 wm/+ 16, 1 slave; Joseph Wilcher 1 wm+16, 1. Tax list 1819 Amherst Co. VA. 14
    60 1820 Census: Virginia, Amherst Co.. Wilsher, Joseph Amherst Co VA p. 38 No Twp. . 15
    61 1821 Mar 12 Purchased: Virginia, Amherst Co.. James M (W) Wilshire, Amherst County, to Joseph Wilshire, amherst Co $133 horse; beds, etc. Wit. Charles A Christian, Samuel DChristian, William Pollard (could be Jr). 16
    70 1830 Census: Virginia, Amherst Co.. Joseph Wilcher m 1 80/90, f 1 15/20, 2 20/30, 1 60/70 9 slaves. 2
    70 After 1830 Death:

    Source Citations
    1. 1810 U. S. Census Amherst Co., Virginia. Wilchers, Calab m. 2 10/16 1 16/26 1 45/+ f. 1 16/26 1 45+26/45: Richard m. 1 45/+ slaves 11: Joseph m. 2 16/26 1 26/45 145/+ f 1 0/10 1 16/26 1 45/+ slaves 8
    2. 1830 U S Population Census Amherst Co., Virginia.
    3. Charles Frances Cocke, Parish Lines Diocese of Virginia, (Richmond, VA: The Virginia State Library, 1967).
    4. Smith, Melba M, Wilcher Family Information, a descendant of Lawson Green Wilcher son of Joseph Wilcher Sr & Milly, (1998). 5. Netti Schreiner-Yantis and Florene Speakman Love, The 1787 Census Of Virginia: An accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years; the Number of Wite Males between 16 & 21 Years; the Number of Slaves Over 16 & those Under 16 years, together with a Listing of their Horses; Cattle & Carriages: and also the Names of all Persons to whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's Licenses were Issued, (Genealogical Books in Print, Springfield, VA).
    5. Netti Schreiner-Yantis and Florene Speakman Love, The 1787 Census Of Virginia: An accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years; the Number of Wite Males between 16 & 21 Years; the Number of Slaves Over 16 & those Under 16 years, together with a Listing of their Horses; Cattle & Carriages: and also the Names of all Persons to whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's Licenses were Issued, (Genealogical Books in Print, Springfield, VA).
    6. Rev Bailey Fulton Davis, The Deeds of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1807 & Albemarle County, Virginia 1748-1763, (The Rev. S Emmett Lucas Jr, P O Box 738 Easley, SC 29640: Southern Historical Press, 1979), p. 243: 413.
    7. Ibid, p. 325: p. 204 & p. 340: p. 429.
    8. Ibid, p. 333. p. 329.
    9. Ibid, Deed Bk L p.335/358.
    10. William Montgomery Sweeny, Marriage Bonds, and Other Marriage Records of Amherst County, Virginia 1763-1800 [Although Amherst was formed in 1761, no marriage records have been found before 1763], (Baltimore MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1937 & 1973), Recorded in Marriage Regiter #1 p. 226, Amherst County Clerks Office, Amherst, Virginia.
    11. Rev Bailey Fulton Davis, The Deeds of Amherst County, Virginia 1807- 1827: Books L-R, (The Rev. S Emmett Lucas Jr, P O Box 738 Easley, SC 29640: Southern Historical Press, 1985), p. 39. DB M p228.
    12. Tax list 1817 Amherst Co., VA.
    13. Tax list 1818 Amherst Co., VA.
    14. Tax list 1819 Amherst Co. VA.
    15. AIS Census Indexes: This collection contains Federal Census Indexes, State Census indexes, and indexes to various Federal non-population schedules (Mortality Schedules, Veterans Schedules, Slaves Schedules) for most of the U.S. and parts of Canada. The scope of the collection includes colonial records (pre-1790 tax lists, resident's lists, etc.) and censuses from 1790 to 1870. Some census indexes for later years exist for some states, (1999 , Url: http://data/ancestry/com), Wilsher, Joseph Amherst Co VA p. 38 No Twp.
    16. Rev Bailey Fulton Davis, The Deeds of Amherst County, Virginia 1807- 1827: Books L-R, (The Rev. S Emmett Lucas Jr, P O Box 738 Easley, SC 29640: Southern Historical Press, 1985), p. 635. 12 Mar 1821.
    17. Smith, Melba M, Wilcher Family Information, a descendant of Lawson Green Wilcher son of Joseph Wilcher Sr & Milly, (1998).
    18. The Holy Bible, Containing The Old and New Testaments: Together with The Apocrypha: Translated out of the Original Tongues, and with The Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised, with Canne's Marginal Notes and Refrences, to which are added an index; An Alphabetical, Table of all the names in the old and new testaments, with their Sigifications, tables of Scripture weights, measures and coins & C., Family Info: Lawson G. Wilcher, (White & Hutchinson & Dwier, Hartford, 1836), Lawson G Wilsher Died the 4 of December 1843.
    19. William Montgomery Sweeny, Marriage Bonds, and Other Marriage Records of Amherst County, Virginia 1763-1800 [Although Amherst was formed in 1761, no marriage records have been found before 1763], (Baltimore MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1937 & 1973), Marriage Register #1 p. 125, Amherst County Clerk's Office, Amherst, VA.
    20. Ibid, p 28.

    End.

    A summation of early Wilchers...

    Peggy,

    Below is a message I posted a couple of years ago to Geneva Anderson. She apparently has the "link" I'm looking for which puts my John Wilcher (b. 1783) in KY at the right time. However, we haven't connected yet. I think she sent me a monumental, several megabyte database dump in 1999, but nothing specific on the link.
    I
    've posted this to her again in hopes she will be more specific. It doesn't look like my John and your John are the same guy, although they may have been from the same family before that.

    Brett (previous posting below)

    I am descended from a line of Wilchers that found its way to the Pacific Northwest in 1868. I can trace back five generations (including myself) to a Stephen Wilcher, who was born in Casey Co. or Lincoln Co., KY, in 1810. He moved to Missouri in the 1840's, then on to Clark Co., WA, in 1868. His descendants all live in the PNW.

    Stephen's father appears to have been named John Wilcher, who was 67 years old in the 1850 census and claimed to have been born in KY. That would put his birth in 1783, pretty early for KY, but possible if his parents were there with Daniel Boone and George Rogers Clark (and a whole lot of Indians).

    The family seems to have been from Virginia. Your Amherst, Bedford Co., connections look promising because of the same set of names-- John, Joseph, Charles, etc.-- and because of the dates. They were there in the late 1700's and the same names show up in Casey-Lincoln, KY, in the early 1800's. This doesn't do much for John Wilcher's claim about being born in KY in 1783, but works well for connecting Wilchers in KY and VA.

    I've also been looking back further to try to figure out how Wilchers got to Amherst-Bedford in the late 1700's. Most of my conclusions are based purely on statistical probablilities. For example, research on the surname "Wilcher" shows it to be a variation on the name "Wiltshire," a county in SW England. About 90% of all people with that name 200-300 years ago came from there. I'm inclined to think that Wiltshire, England, is where the American Wilchers came from. The vast majority of the Wilchers (or other spellings) who came to the New World in the 1600's and 1700's came as indentured servants, usually as an alternative to other punishment for petty offenses. The first Wilcher in America showed up in Virginia ca. 1635 as an indentured servant. Over the next 150 years a couple dozen others showed up in various places: Maryland, Pennsylvania, and the Bahamas. About three-quarters of the Wilchers came to Virginia in the 1600's and 1700's. I suspect one of these early Virginia indentured servants was the progenitor of the Wilchers in Amherst-Bedford.

    My challenges are:

    1) to verify the connection between my Stephen Wilcher, born KY in 1810, with John Wilcher;
    2) connect that John Wilcher with the Amherst-Bedford, VA, Wilchers; and
    3) figure out the who, when, and how of the Wilcher migration from England to Virginia and then to Amherst-Bedford.

    Any information you can provide that might help fill in the "middle years" would be appreciated.

    Later response...

    Hi Brett

    Do you have further info on the Amherst County, Va Wilchers which you could share with me? I have come across references to Charles and John W. Wilcher being sons of Joseph and Barbara Wilcher of Amherst Co, Va (late 1700s time period). There was also a Thomas Wilcher who may fit as another relative. Thomas Wilcher, formerly of Amherst co, Va, is listed in land records of Burke co, Nc along with Charles Wilcher. This same Thomas had issue who removed to Warren and Cannon Counties, Tennessee.

    I would appreciate any details you might have on any Amherst co, Va Wilcher family, which might help me verify or add to the limited Wilcher info I have...

    Thanks

    David Travillion Bunton
    613 South Commerce Ave
    Russellville, AR 72801
    travillion@hotmail.com

    End.

    Thomas Wilcher built a two-story brick home sometime after 1807, a portion of which exists today as the home of Dr. B. C. Smoot...

    end

    Sat 3/11/2017 4:41 PM

    Hey cuz,

    I was looking at your notes for Nancy Anna Walton and looking at the sources... I was wondering if you realized that the Family Search sources link back to trees that give her parents as the William who married Susannah Cobb? Even so, I still don't think this is correct because there is no proof that she was even a Walton let alone the daughter of William and Susannah. Also, I have seen (but not sure if it is sources) that Anne, the daughter of William and Susannah was married to someone else. Again, I don't know if that had sources or not but it is worth noting. I thought you might want to know in case you want to alter or remove those cited sources. So far I haven't found anything regarding her parentage or even real surname. I have definitely ruled out William Walton and Elizabeth Tilman as her parents. They were married on 1 Dec 1758. I found the record proving their marriage date and therefore proving they aren't her parents.

    I have found quite a few deed records for Thomas Wilcher. I wasn't really thinking about Warren County having been formed from White County before. A lot of the land deeds for him are in White County...something to keep in mind when searching for records for Warren County. I will have to change the format from jpg to pdf for you so it may take some time.

    Here is a plat map that shows his land in Warren County:

    A note regarding Thomas Wilcher's death date... it is given by everyone as 08 Aug 1816...but that was the day he made the will. The transcription of his will indicates his will was proved in open court during the Oct 1816 term so his death date is sometime between when he wrote his will (08 Aug 1816) and when it was proved (Oct 1816). Then there is a note at the bottom which reads:
    Given at office the 7th June A.D. 1823
    So I am not sure what that is about.

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    Interestingly, on the page opposite to one of the Thomas Wilcher land deeds was one for James Cain. The name is mistranscribed as Caise but when you look at the bottom of the document it is more obvious that it said Cain. I also found this tidbit in the White County Minutes on GenWeb (this site also has lots several mentions of Thomas Wilcher suing various people for money owed).


    Peter Hutson )
    vs. )
    Henry Lowery )
    In this case the parties personally appeared in Court and agreed to refer the cause in dispute to Henry J. H. Hill, Esq., james Kane, Joseph Hutton, John Huse, Isham McGuire, James Boyd and Vincent Hubbs, and their verdict be returned to next court and be binding as the verdict of a Jury would have been.
    Tuesday 14 Apl. 1807 Court adjourned till tomorrow morning Seven O'clock, Members present: John Dergan, Henry J. H. Hill & Benjamine Weaver, Esqr.
    Wednesday 15th April 1807 Court met according to adjournment
    Members Present: Henry J. H. Hill, Thomas Bounds ) Esqrs.
    & Thomas Matthews )

    and this on a John Kain:

    October 8, 1821
    P. 285
    Andrew McElroy. )
    To Issd. ) Deed trust
    Thomas Hopkins & )
    John Kain )
    Was this day proven in open Court by the oaths of Richard Nelson and Nathan Haggard the subscribing witnesses thereto, for the purposes and things mentioned and ordered to be recorded, let it be registered.
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    I remember you talking about always coming across Cunninghams, so here are a few things:

    Here is a bio on George Cunningham, husband of Sarah Hennessee:


    Another Hennessee and Cunningham marriage... Bible record:

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    I will let you know what else I find but wanted to send a rundown of this stuff. Otherwise it gets to be too much to remember and include at once lol.

    Love,
    Stef

    end

    Birth:
    Amherst County, Virginia was formed in 1761, from parts of Albemarle County, Virginia... http://bit.ly/1opXGkp

    Possessions:
    purchased 174 acres...

    Occupation:
    Appointed as an appraiser...

    Buried:
    http://home.att.net/~jemjr/graveyard.htm

    OLD BURIAL GROUNDS OF WARREN COUNTY, TENN. By MRS. BLANCHE BENTLEY

    "One of the best known and first organized churches of Warren County was Liberty, a mile or so from McMinnville. As shown by his will, land was given by Thomas Wiltshire (Wilcher), the church house built and the church, Cumberland Presbyterian in doctrine, organized all in 1815. William Cheek Smartt is the reputed founder and he and John Allison, a Revolutionary soldier, were two of its first elders..."

    Died:
    on Wilcher's Plantation...

    Map & History of Warren County, Tennessee... http://bit.ly/PIsRbw and http://www.tngenweb.org/warren

    Thomas married (Nancy Anna) "Anne" (Walton) LNU (~ 1768), (Amherst County, Virginia Colony). (Nancy was born 24 May 1748, Amherst County, Virginia, British Colonies of America; died 0___ 1831, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried (Liberty Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee). [Group Sheet]


  12. 51.  (Nancy Anna) "Anne" (Walton) LNU was born 24 May 1748, Amherst County, Virginia, British Colonies of America; died 0___ 1831, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried (Liberty Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee).

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Anne Walton
    • Also Known As: Nancy Ann Walton
    • Alt Birth: ~ 1748, (Goochland County) Virginia

    Notes:

    Friday, March 10th, 2017:

    Allen Thomas, allanharlthomas@gmail.com, alerts me to this error and I can thank him for his quick-eye:

    "Hey David we have a problem with Nancy and her Mom's birthdates, what do you think?
    "

    Allan

    to which I replied on the same day:

    "Oh, shit...

    I've got to do some diggin'"

    I spent several hours revisiting sites to verify her lineage and to no avail, so with great chagrin and embarrassment on

    Saturday, March 11th, 2017:

    I have unlinked Nancy Anna "Ann" Walton,

    http://thehennesseefamily.com/getperson.php?personID=I1215&tree=hennessee,

    from the family William & Elizabeth Tilman Walton,

    http://thehennesseefamily.com/getperson.php?personID=I25624&tree=hennessee,

    because there is no proof of the relationship.

    It is likely that she was enumerated as one of their issue in error and that error has been copied, repeated and recapitulated by other researchers too lazy to verify the information

    Alt Birth:
    Now a part of Albermarle County, Virginia.

    Goochland was founded in 1728 as the first county formed from Henrico shire, followed by Chesterfield County in 1749. Goochland was named for Sir William Gooch,[5] the royal lieutenant governor from 1727 to 1749, at which time the nominal governor, the Earl of Albemarle, remained in England. Goochland originally included all of the land from Tuckahoe Creek, on both sides of the James River, west as far as the Blue Ridge Mountains...

    Map & History of Goochland County, Virginia ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goochland_County,_Virginia

    Notes:

    Married:
    Amherst County, Virginia was formed in 1761, from parts of Albemarle County, Virginia... http://bit.ly/1opXGkp

    Residence (Family):
    then it was known as "White County"...

    Children:
    1. Archibald P. Wilcher was born Abt 1771, (Amherst County, Virginia); died 0___ 1829, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. 25. Sarah "Sallie" Wilcher was born 0___ 1775, (Amherst County, Virginia); died Abt 8 Jul 1830, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried (Liberty Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee).
    3. Nancy Wilcher was born 6 Apr 1776, Amherst County, Virginia; died 0___ 1843, Blount County, Alabama; was buried Summit Cemetery, Summit, Blount County, Alabama.
    4. Christian Wilcher was born Abt 1777, (Amherst County, Virginia).
    5. Winnefred "Winne" Wilcher was born 1770-1780, (Amherst County, Virginia); died 1840-1850, Blount County, Alabama.
    6. Ritnier "Ritty" Wilcher was born (ABT 1780), (Amherst County, Virginia); died (ABT 1813), (Warren County, Tennessee).
    7. Lucy Wilcher was born 0___ 1784, (Amherst County) Virginia; died 7 Oct 1863, Warren County, Tennessee.
    8. Elizabeth "Betsy" Wilcher was born 0___ 1782, (Amherst County) Virginia; died Aft 1850, Warren County, Tennessee.
    9. Thomas Wilcher, Jr. was born 0___ 1788, Amherst County, Virginia; died 0___ 1854, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.

  13. 52.  Charles Neal was born (Virginia); died (McMinn County, Tennessee).

    Other Events:

    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot

    Notes:

    Revolutionary Patriot...Tompkins' Papers. Removed from Kentucky to McMinn County,TN circa 1818.

    Charles — unnamed spouse. [Group Sheet]


  14. 53.  unnamed spouse
    Children:
    1. 26. William R. Neal was born 10 Nov 1777, Commonwealth of Virginia; died 21 Jul 1865, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Neal Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. Charles W(ashington) Neal, Sr. was born (Scott County, Kentucky); died Abt 1845, McMinn County, Tennessee.

  15. 54.  James Jones was born (Virginia).

    James married Hanna LNU (Virginia). Hanna was born (Virginia). [Group Sheet]


  16. 55.  Hanna LNU was born (Virginia).
    Children:
    1. 27. Hannah Jones was born 17 Sep 1774, Commonwealth of Virginia; died 25 Jul 1860, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Neal Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

  17. 56.  Abraham Miller (son of James Miller and Catherine); died Abt 1806, Burke County, North Carolina.

    Abraham married Jennet Black (Tennessee). Jennet was born Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  18. 57.  Jennet Black was born Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 28. William Miller was born 0___ 1773, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; died 14 Dec 1840, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shiloh Cemetery, Rock Island, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. Abraham Miller, II was born 0___ 1775, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; died 7 Dec 1840, (Warren County, Tennessee); was buried Shiloh Cemetery, Rock Island, Warren County, Tennessee.

  19. 60.  Thomas Carmack Gribble was born 0___ 1776, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina (son of Thomas Gribble and Sarah Irwin); died 13 Aug 1849, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shiloh Cemetery, Rock Island, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Farmer

    Notes:

    Generation 1
    1. Thomas Carmack Gribble-1. He was born Feb 1776 in North Carolina, USA. He died on 13 Aug 1849 in Warren County Tennessee, USA. Cause of Death was Consumption. Occupation was
    Farmer.

    Religion was Cumberland Prebyterian Elder. Burial in Shiloh Cemetery Mud Creek, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Notes for Thomas Carmack Gribble:

    General Notes:
    Listed as Jr in Warren County TN census. One of Warren County TN earliest settlers about 1814. See Warren County by Goodspeed and The Heritage of Warren County 2005 #819. TN Mortality
    Schedules for years 1850-1870.

    There is conflicting evidence as to when they moved to eastern Tennessee, some evidence point to first arriving around 1807. However, other evidence, particularly the birth of their children, point to them setting in Warren County, TN between 1810 and 1815. What is certain is that they raised their family in Warren County, TN. A large portion of their descendants continue to live in Tennessee to this day. (2005, Larry D Meyer)

    Hannah Sarah Shanks is the daughter of James Shanks and Finwell. She was born 1778 in Mecklenburg County North Carolina, USA. She died on 03 Aug 1868 in Warren County Tennessee, USA. Religion was Cumberland Prebyterian. Burial in Shiloh Cemetery Mud Creek, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Thomas Carmack Gribble and Hannah Sarah Shanks. They were married on 04 Feb 1801 in Mecklenburg County North Carolina, USA. They had 8 children.

    i. James W 'Hickory' Gribble. He was born 1802 in Mecklenburg County North Carolina, USA. He married Mary 'Polly' Jaco. They were married Abt. 1826. He died on 25 Oct 1871. Burial in Shiloh Cemetery Mud Creek, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Notes for James W 'Hickory' Gribble:
    General Notes:
    See The Heritage of Warren County, TN 2005 #858. Warren County, TN census 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880.
    i
    i. Sarah Elizabeth 'Sally' Gribble. She was born Abt. 1804 in Burke County North Carolina, USA. She died 1862 in Kaufman County Texas, USA.
    Notes for Sarah Elizabeth 'Sally' Gribble:
    General Notes:
    Her brother Samuel M Gribble married her husband's sister Anna. Husband's sister Elizabeth married Cornelius Jaco. Husband brother Aaron married Sally Jaco.

    iii. John Carmack Gribble. He was born on 08 Feb 1806 in Mecklenburg County North Carolina, USA. He married Susan Lucinda Roberts. They were married 1826. He died on 17 Sep 1894 in Warren County Tennessee, USA. Occupation was Farmer. Burial in Shiloh Cemetery Mud Creek, Warren County, Tennessee.
    Notes for John Carmack Gribble:
    General Notes:
    See Heritage of Warren County, TN 2005 #820, Warren County census 1850, 1860, 1870, & 1880. The 1880 census list Susan Gribble born 1857 granddaughter,
    Page 1 of 2 Wednesday, August 05, 2009 2:56:14 PM
    Register Report for Thomas Carmack Gribble
    Generation 1 (con't)
    1860, 1870, & 1880. The 1880 census list Susan Gribble born 1857 granddaughter,

    iv. Samuel M Gribble. He was born on 07 Mar 1808 in North Carolina, USA. He married Anna Elizabeth Seitz. They were married Abt. 1830. He died on 26 Oct 1840. Burial in Shiloh Cemetery Mud Creek, Warren County, Tennessee.
    Notes for Samuel M Gribble:
    General Notes:
    Campain Family records of Mrs Emma Grissom Hitchcock, g-granddaughter of Gavin Campain. She got some info from a family Bible of Samuel's son William and William's wife Mary Gribble. The family name can be found with spelling CAMPAIN, CAMPEN, and CAMPAIGHN; I will spell it Campen, the way it is on Gavin Hoyte's grave stone.

    v. Thomas 'Thomps' Gribble. He was born on 30 May 1810 in Burke County North Carolina, USA. He married Irena Barnett Randolph. They were married 1830. He died on 30 Mar 1866. Burial in Shiloh Cemetery Mud Creek, Warren County, Tennessee.
    Notes for Thomas 'Thomps' Gribble:
    General Notes:
    Warren County Will Book #4 has death as 1865. See Warren County, TN census 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880.

    vi. Andrew Jackson Gribble. He was born on 12 Mar 1815 in Warren County Tennessee, USA. He married Mary Polly Randolph. They were married on 18 Oct 1834. He died on 05 Jan 1894. Occupation was Farmer. Religion was Cumberland Presbyterian. Burial in Brickhouse Cemetery Warren County, Tennessee, USA.
    Notes for Andrew Jackson Gribble:
    General Notes:
    See Warren County, TN census 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880. Some researchers have Abby Pearl Gribble as a child born Jan 1, 1875 but Goodspeed's history of Tennessee 1887 does not have her listed.
    vii. William Carol Gribble. He was born on 21 Mar 1818 in Warren County Tennessee, USA. He died on 20 Oct 1856. Occupation was Farmer. Burial in Brickhouse Cemetery Warren County, Tennessee, USA.

    viii. Irwin Gribble. He was born on 16 Aug 1823 in Warren County Tennessee, USA.
    He died on 30 Aug 1890. Occupation was Farmer. Burial in Webb Cemetery Warren County, Tennessee.
    Notes for Irwin Gribble:
    General Notes:
    In 1869 helped to establish Green College at Bluff Springs, Tennessee.

    Address: 4857 Fountain Grove Rd Morrison, Tennessee 37357
    Phone: 931-728-5938 or 931-581-9752
    Email: jdg50@bellsouth.net
    Preparer: Rachel Gribble
    Prepared By:
    Page 2 of 2 Wednesday, August 05, 2009 2:56:14 PM

    Occupation:
    with 380 acres...

    Died:
    of consumption...

    Thomas married Hannah Shanks 4 Feb 1801, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Hannah was born 0___ 1778, (Mecklenburg County) North Carolina; died 3 Aug 1868, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shiloh Cemetery, Rock Island, Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  20. 61.  Hannah Shanks was born 0___ 1778, (Mecklenburg County) North Carolina; died 3 Aug 1868, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shiloh Cemetery, Rock Island, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Died at the age of 88...Thomas G. Webb

    Notes:

    Married:
    , James Black, Bondsman

    Children:
    1. James "Hickory" Gribble, Sr. was born 1803, (Burke County) North Carolina; died 25 Oct 1871, (Warren County, Tennessee); was buried Shiloh Cemetery, Rock Island, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. 30. John Carmack Gribble was born 8 Aug 1806, Burke County, North Carolina; died 17 Nov 1894, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shiloh Cemetery, Rock Island, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. Samuel M. Gribble was born 7 Mar 1808, Burke County, North Carolina; died 26 Oct 1840, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shiloh Cemetery, Rock Island, Warren County, Tennessee.
    4. Thomas "Thomps" Gribble was born 30 May 1810, Burke County, North Carolina; died 30 Mar 1865, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shiloh Cemetery, Rock Island, Warren County, Tennessee.
    5. Andrew Jackson "Jack" Gribble was born 12 Mar 1815, Warren County, Tennessee; died 5 Jan 1894, (Warren County, Tennessee); was buried Brick House Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    6. William Carroll Gribble was born 21 Mar 1818, Warren County, Tennessee; died 20 Oct 1856, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Brick House Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    7. Irvin Gribble was born 16 Aug 1823, Warren County, Tennessee; died 31 Aug 1889, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Webb Cemetery, Bluff Springs, Warren County, Tennessee.
    8. Sarah "Sallie" Gribble was born (Warren County) Tennessee.

  21. 62.  Reuben Roberts, Sr. was born 4 Jan 1744, Manchester, England (son of John Isaac Roberts and Willie Holifield); died 2 Aug 1841, Campaign, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Asbury Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Reuben Derrith Roberts
    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot
    • Residence: 0___ 1797, Rock Island, Warren County, Tennessee
    • Probate: 4 Oct 1841, Warren County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Reuben ROBERTS, Private, North Carolina Continental Line, $96.00 Annual Allowance, $1,141.86 Amount Received, June 1, 1819 Pension Started, Age 79, Dropped May 1, 1820, Restored October 7, 1823, Warren Co, TN; applied 11 Sep 1818 White Co TN aged 67, on 7 Oct 1820; had moved to Warren Co, TN & at this time gave his age as 65 yrs & ref to 2 sons aged 19 & 13 & to 2 daughters aged 22 & 21 (no names given).

    He had enlisted at Hillsboro [Orange Co] NC, had served in the battles of Brandywine, White Horse, Germantown, King's Mountain, and Guilford Courthouse; m Mary Milly ASHOR in Aug 1785; died 2 Aug 1841; and his widow applied 19 Feb 1844 Warren Co, TN; they had had 12 children, but file included names of only (1) John who stated in 1823 he had wife & child; James, who was b 29 Dec 1793, & in 1844 lived in Warren TN; & Cobb who was aged 16 in 1823. (RW Pension File W1492) Buried in Ashbury Cemetery with DAR marker on grave.

    end of comment

    From: robertmsain@cs.com
    Subject: [REUBENROBERTS] Anderson County, TN - Notes regarding Thomas Roberts,William Roberts, and Moses Roberts
    Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2011 15:16:47 -0400 (EDT)

    Hello to my fellow Reuben Roberts Researchers -- this message board has been very quiet for some time now..........

    After having spent considerable time researching the WillIam Roberts line in Warren County, TN, a few months back I began to concentrate my efforts looking into Reuben Roberts and family in Anderson County, TN (1800 - 1817). I live in Anderson County and find myself fortunate to have easier access to information than many researchers as I am closer to the courthouse and the East Tennessee Historical Society in Knoxville. One of the things I was hoping to accomplish is to identify where Reuben & family lived while in Anderson County. I am getting very close but still need to complete a few title searches before I can confirm the location.

    In doing this research I have found a couple of references to members of Reuben's family and of his in-laws, the Asher/Ashurst families. These tidbits prompt me to post this message in an effort to share some of what I've found and see if others have input or comments that will benefit us all.

    I. Thomas Roberts -- In looking at some of the 1999 posts on this board there was a bit of discussion around Thomas Roberts - who he was married to, did he move on to Iowa, etc? Per exchange of notes posted in May through June 1999 from Sheryl Fischer and Ken Robertson, I'm not sure if these issues were ever clarified.

    There is an Anderson County Deed dated 19 October 1830 from Thomas Roberts to Richard Andrews witnessed by Reuben Roberts and John Roberts. This was apparently done as a result Thomas leaving his wife Elizabeth and children and his subsequent move to White County (See Chapter LXIV - Private Acts Passed at the First Session of the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, 1833. See also "Tennessee Divorces 1797 - 1858" , Taken from 750 Legislative Petitions and Acts, by Bamman and Spero. Richard Andrews was married to Martha Ashurst, daughter of John Ashurst, who was a brother of Reuben Roberts wife Milly (i.e., Martha Andrews/Ashurst was a first cousin to Thomas Roberts).

    Question - Could this earlier marriage of Thomas Roberts to Elizabeth Roberts answer some of the questions raised in 1999? The divorce mentions children of the marriage - does anyone have any information on them? The last name of Elizabeth?

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    II. William Roberts - There is another Anderson County deed dated 21 September 1831 naming William Roberts and Thomas Roberts as heirs of John Ashurst to Daniel Daugherty for the land of of the estate of the recently deceased John Ashurst.

    “This Indenture made the 21st day of September in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred and Thirty One between William Roberts & Thomas Roberts of the Countys of Warren and also of the County of White and State of Tennessee of the one part and Daniel Daugherty of the County of Anderson and State aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said William Roberts & Thomas Roberts for and in consideration of the sum of one Dollar to them in hand paid by the said Daniel Daugherty the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath and by these presents doth grant bargain sell and confirm unto the said Daniel Daugherty his heirs and assigns forever the undivided part of Two several tracts of land belonging to the heirs of John Ashurst deceased. We William Roberts & Thomas Roberts being heirs of the said John Ashurst deceased at law one tract of One hundred and six acres of land being the land where the said John Ashurst deceased formerly lived {land description follows} …………”

    This deed was witnessed by Joseph M. Ashurst (brother of Martha Andrews) and James Roberts. This deed is significant because it is evidence of the link between the Reuben Roberts/Milly Asher family and William Roberts of Warren County, TN. This William Roberts is named as an heir to John Ashurst (along with Thomas Roberts) and noted as being from Warren County, TN, not White County (Thomas Roberts was living in White County in 1831).

    I am posting a PDF version of this deed at https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=6c96c11afadfdc92&sa=356416004#!/?cid=1012221a9857853b&sc=documents&uc=1&id=1012221A9857853B%21110.

    I have updated my previous notes regarding William Roberts to reflect this information in the same site.


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    III. Moses Roberts - In looking at the Anderson County deeds I find references to Moses Roberts as living very close to where Reuben was apparently living. Example, The Grantee in the 1831 deed noted above, Daniel Daughtery, is found in the 1830 Anderson County census listed with one household between him and Moses Roberts. This Ashurst land is near where Reuben & clan lived. I have seen notes on the internet (uncornfirmed) and even on this messageboard about Reuben Roberts having a brother named Moses.

    Does anyone have information regarding a brother of Reuben Roberts named Moses?

    end of note

    Revolutionary War Veteran, Private, 6th North Carolina Regiment. Served under "Lighthorse Harry Lee".

    First to settle Rock Island in 1797.

    He fought in the Revolutionary War against the British. He under company comabded Capt William Lytle for 2 years and 6 mo. attached to 6th Regiment served under Col. Archibald Lytle. He lost his right arm in the Battle of Germantown. He served to the close of the Revolution.

    end of comment

    Birth: Jan. 4, 1744
    Manchester
    Metropolitan Borough of Manchester
    Greater Manchester, England
    Death: Aug. 2, 1841
    Campaign
    Warren County
    Tennessee, USA

    Married: Mary Millie Asher: 1785 in Orange, North Carolina
    Children: Reubin, James, Elizabeth,Thomas, William commodore, Mary Martha, John Osborn, James Sergeant, Millie emily, Susan,Nancy , Reiben, Caswell Cobb, Mathew

    Family links:
    Spouse:
    Mary Millie Asher Roberts (1759 - 1847)*

    Children:
    William Claude Roberts (1788 - 1849)*
    Thomas Roberts (1788 - 1867)*
    Mary Martha Roberts Cotton (1789 - 1850)*
    Thomas Roberts (1789 - ____)*
    Mary Martha Roberts Cotten (1790 - 1850)*
    James Monroe Roberts (1793 - 1844)*
    Susan Lucinda Roberts Gribble (1798 - 1853)*
    Nancy Roberts (1799 - 1850)*
    Reuben Roberts (1802 - 1883)*
    Caswell Cobb Roberts (1804 - 1890)*
    Matthew Scott Roberts (1808 - 1858)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Inscription:
    PVT _ _ _ Regt Rev War

    Burial:
    Asbury Cemetery
    Warren County
    Tennessee, USA

    Created by: Donna McBride
    Record added: Apr 08, 2007
    Find A Grave Memorial# 18821061

    end of bio-profile

    Military:
    Private

    Probate:
    - Probate Hearings

    Reuben married Millie "Millie" Asher 17 Aug 1785, Orange County, North Carolina. Millie (daughter of Charles Asher and Mary Hicks) was born 0___ 1759, Desmonts, Orleans Parish, Louisiana; died 14 Mar 1847, Campaign, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Asbury Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  22. 63.  Millie "Millie" Asher was born 0___ 1759, Desmonts, Orleans Parish, Louisiana (daughter of Charles Asher and Mary Hicks); died 14 Mar 1847, Campaign, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Asbury Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 0___ 1759, Orleans, France
    • Will: 5 Jan 1847, Warren County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Mary's birth-place taken from Edna Barry pedigree chart. She was a Huegenot.

    Children:
    1. Amos Roberts
    2. Mary Martha Roberts was born 0___ 1789, Orange County, North Carolina; died 15 Nov 1850, (Warren County, Tennessee); was buried Cotten Family Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. James Monroe Roberts was born 29 Dec 1793, Hillsboro, North Carolina; died 4 Mar 1844, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Asbury Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    4. 31. Susan Lucinda Roberts was born 0___ 1798, Carter County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1840, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    5. Reuben Roberts, Jr. was born 0___ 1801, Anderson County, Tennessee; died 11 May 1883, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Asbury Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    6. Nancy Roberts was born 1802, Anderson County, Tennessee.
    7. Caswell Cobb Roberts was born 30 Oct 1804, Anderson County, Tennessee; died 25 Nov 1890, (Warren County, Tennessee); was buried Asbury Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    8. Sarah Roberts was born (Orange County, North Carolina).
    9. Matthew Scott "Scott" Roberts was born 0___ 1808, Anderson County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1858, Warren County, Tennessee.


Generation: 7

  1. 64.  John Cantrell, Sr. was born 6 Oct 1724, New Castle County, Delaware (son of Joseph C. Cantrell and Catherine LNU); died 0Feb 1803, Spartanburg, South Carolina; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Miller
    • Religion: Baptist Preacher
    • Baptism: 25 Mar 1726, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Notes:

    Birth: Oct. 6, 1724
    New Castle County
    Delaware, USA
    Death: Feb., 1803
    South Carolina, USA

    Husband of Miss Brittian and Jane. 1st Spouse: Hannah Brittian (1725-1769)


    "John Cantrell, Sr., was a miller and Baptist Minester. He helped establish the Buck Creek Baptist Chruch in Buck Creek, Sportanburg Co., South Carolina. He served as Pastor from 1800 to 1803. John is burried in Cantrell Family Cemetery. John had a brother by the name of Isaac Cantrell who was also a Baptist preacher at Buck Creek Baptist Church. The Cantrell Cemetery is near the the Buck Creek Baptist Chruch: Information from: Earnest H. Cantrell, Route 1, Box 50, Beaverton, Al. 35544, (1989)'".

    JOHN3 CANTRELL (JOSEPH2 CANTRILL, RICHARD1) was born October 1724 in New Castle, DE, and died 1803 in Spartanburg Co, SC. He married (1) ?? BRITTAIN. He married (2) JANE.

    John was in Rockingham Co NC before the Revolution. He later moved to Spartanburg Co SC, where he owned over 800 acres on Buck Creek in the 96th District. One of the first members of the Buck Creek Baptist Church, son Isaac was a messenger there. Sons Abraham, Stephen and Moses administered his estate. His first 17 sons were by his first wife, four sons and two daughters by his second. There were supposedly a number of twins in the family, and for the sake of his first wife, let us fervently hope so.

    According to the Cantrell family file folder in the Georgia Archives, "Aaron, Simon and Peter were captured during the Revolution and were condemned to be shot. Tradition says Peter was shot, and Aaron & Peter [sic] escaped." The three were also supposedly scouts in Gen. Marion's army.

    Children of John Cantrell and ?? Brittain are:

    i. ABRAHAM4 CANTRELL, b. ca 1744, New Castle.
    ii. ISAAC CANTRELL, b. 1745, New Castle, DE; d. ca 1808, Spartanburg Co, SC.
    iii. JACOB CANTRELL, b. New Castle.
    iv. JOSEPH CANTRELL, b. New Castle.
    v. STEPHEN CANTRELL, b. ca 1749, New Castle.
    vi. JOHN CANTRELL, b. ca 1751, New Castle.
    vii. CHARLES CANTRELL, m. SARAH MURRAY, 1772, Greensboro, NC.
    viii. JOSHUA CANTRELL.
    ix. AARON CANTRELL.
    x. SIMON CANTRELL.
    xi. PETER CANTRELL.
    xii. THOMAS CANTRELL, b. 1761; d. 1830; m. ELIZABETH NORRIS.
    xiii. REUBEN CANTRELL.
    xiv. EDWARD CANTRELL.
    xv. BENJAMIN CANTRELL.
    xvi. BRITTAIN CANTRELL.
    xvii. JAMES CANTRELL.

    Children of John Cantrell and Jane are:

    xviii. WILLIAM4 CANTRELL.
    xix. MOSES CANTRELL.
    xx. DANIEL CANTRELL.
    xxi. GABRIEL CANTRELL.
    xxii. DAUGHTER CANTRELL.
    xxiii. DAUGHTER CANTRELL.
    *************************


    Incidentally, I'm told there is no name John Miller Cantrell. Rather, "Old" John Cantrell who m. Miss Brittain had a son who was known as "Miller" John Cantrell because he owned a mill in SC. That's the John who m. Elizabeth Cantrell. Since my husband apparently doesn't have that line, I'm not getting excited about it but it is a point of interest and clarification if true.

    The Cantrell name orginated in France, and was spelled CHANTELLE. The first Cantrell to be recorded in England was during the rain of King John 1199, AD. He was William Cantrell. The first Cantrell to be married in America was also a William Cantrell, the nineth in line fron the first William Cantrell. William Cantrell arrived on the Ship Phenix, at Jamestown, Vergnine 1608. This William Cantrell is known as the Progenitor of most of the Cantrell's in America.

    From the area of Philadelphia, Pa., the Cantrell's Migroated as "Mishionaries of the Mother Baptist Church" south to North and South Carolines. John Centrell Sr. after service in the Rev. War from N. C. settled in a place called Bucks Creek.

    The Bucks Creek Baptist Church is still standing. The Cantrell family Cemetery is a stort destance away. John Cantrell Sr. is beruied in this cemetery.

    John CANTRELL Sr. was a miller and Baptist Minester. He helped establish the Bucks Creek Baptist Church in Buck Creek, [Sportanburg Co.] S. C. Served as Pastor from 1800 to 1803. John is burried in Cantrell Family Cemetery. John had a brother by the name of Isaac Cantrell. Isaac also was pastor of the Bucks Creek Baptist Church. The Cantrell Cemetery is near the Bucks Creek Baptist Church.



    Notes from Carl D. Cantrell:

    He was married twice. He had seventeen sons by his first wife _______ Brittian and four sons and two daughters by his second wife Jane ______. We have heard from several that there were a number of twins in this large family. He died in 1803 and his sons Abraham, Stephen and Moses administered upon his estate.

    There are may traditions in the family regarding John Cantrell and his family and their moving to the Carolinas, but the exact date of his leaving New Castle county is not known. It is known, however, that he was living in Rockingham county, or what is now that county, North Carolina, before the Revolutionary War, and shortly after the war he moved to Ninety Six District, now Spartanburg county, SC, where he owned over eight hundred acres of land on Buck creek, waters of the Pacolet river. John Cantrell and his family were devoted and active members in the Buck creek Baptist church and some of his descendants still attend this old church. There is not reliable authority for a correct tabulation for any but the first three of the children of John Cantrell and we have endeavored to make the list correct from records, rather than from lists furnished from memory by his descendants. His father moved to the big valley of Virginia before John reached his teens. In 1738, his father was living in Orange county, Virginia. He spent all of his life as a farmer. We don't know what education he had but he probably received what ever was available to frontier lads. The family genealogist stated that he married two times and, from the ages of the children, this is probably true. She stated that his 1st wife was a Miss Brittain. She was probably a sister of Joseph Brittain, who lived near John in North Carolina and who is mentioned in the records of his brother, Joseph, in 1759, in Rowan county. The marriage was probably somewhere in the valley of Virginia. In the 18th century, families from Pennsylvania filtered down through the Great Valley of Virginia to the Piedmont Plateau of the Carolinas.

    The family had become associated with the Baptist Church and Isaac, John's brother, was ordained a minister. The family settled in the "Land of Eden," Granville county, North Carolina, which became Orange county in September, 1752. John is first located on a tax list submitted by the Sheriff in 1754. The list was for two white polls. His brother Isaac received a land grant for 202 acres of land in Orange county, November 13, 1756. He sold this land to John on March 13, 1759. The deed was witnessed by James Watson. The land was on a ridge between the waters of County Line Creek and Jordons Creek. The land was about seven miles north of the Upper Branch of the Haw River, on the waters of Wolf Island Creek which was a branch of the Dan River to the north. It is about two miles north of the present town of Reidsville, Rockingham county, North Carolina. After the tax list of 1754, the next time we find John is in the Minutes of the Orange County Records, when he is sued by James Cary Jr. on a debt in the December court of 1758. In the Court of September, 1759, he and his brother Joseph were on a road jury to lay out a road from Hogna's Creek to the county courthouse. He and William Savage were appointed Overseers of the road. In August, 1760, they were appointed to another road jury to lay out a road from Daniel McGullon's plantation to Taylors road leading to the court house. He was appointed overseer to the lower section. In August, 1763, Henry Cobb was appointed to replace John on the Lower town road, and in May, 1765, John Morrow was appointed Overseer in place of John on the other road. In May, 1766, John was appointed Overseer of a road in place of William Laughlin. On November 12, 1765, John sold his 202 acres of land to William Jones. No record of his having purchased other land are found in Orange county records. Guilford county, North Carolina, was formed in 1771 from the western part of Orange county. John and his family lived in the northern part of this new county, and this area became Rockingham county in 1785. But, by this time John and his family and many others in the area had moved south westward down the Piedmont Plateau to the 96th District of South Carolina. When this move was made has not been firmly established but it appears to have been shortly after the close of the Revolutionary War. His 1st wife died and he married Jane________.

    The 1st wife is probably buried at the Wolf Island Baptist Church Cemetery. The church was formed in 1777 by his brother, Isaac, on a part of his 770 acre farm. Isaac's 1st wife died in the area and she was probably buried on the ridge where the church was built. John's wife is probably buried at the same burial place. In the 1960s, the field markers were removed to facilitate mowing. It was estimated that there were probably one hundred unmarked graves in the cemetery. The family genealogist stated that he had seventeen sons by the 1st wife and four sons and two daughters by the 2nd wife. She admitted there was no reliable authority for a correct tabulation for the listed children of John except for the first three. She had heard the tradition of the Cantrell with twenty-one sons and though there was available evidence that Isaac was more likely to have had the twenty-one sons, she attributed them to John and preceded to compile a list of twenty-one. We now know that two of the listed sons were not Cantrells but Curtis. This was due to a misreading of the 1790 census. We know that at least three of the children listed were nephews, sons of brother Isaac. Two sons listed were never located on census reports or other records, but this does not mean that they did not exist, so we end up with a list of sixteen sons. Because two daughters of John were born during the years of the 1st marriage, we can assume there were at least four daughters.

    Soon after John arrived in the 96th District, later Spartanburg county, South Carolina, he acquired 800 acres of land on Buck Creek, waters of the Pacolet River. Later his brother Isaac and many of his sons and nephews also acquired land in the area.

    In 1790, John is listed as head of household in the census of the 96th District. He had one son under sixteen and two daughters at home. Many family names on this census were familiar names first located in the court records of Orange county, North Carolina. We have assumed that John and his brothers were the first to use the spelling of the family name as Cantrell, but now we find his father, Joseph used this spelling in 1758 in Virginia. The history of the South Carolina Baptist Church gives statistics for the Buck Creek Baptist Church for the period 1790-1800. This church claims to have been a constituted body since 1779. Situated near Pacolet River about twelve miles northeast of Spartanburg, it became a constituent of the Bethel Association in 1789. In 1790, the church had 78 members. When John's brother, Isaac moved south in 1795, he became the minister there from 1796 though 1798. John was a messenger to the Bethel Association from 1797 though 1799. In 1800, John is listed as the minister.

    The church building has been rebuilt several times in the past 200 years. At the present time, there is a new, large, red brick church building across the road from the old church location and the cemetery. It is located on a hill, about a quarter of a mile north of the mouth of Buck Creek, about 2 miles west of Mayo. Descendants of the family are still members of the church. John was not listed as the head of household in the 1800 census of South Carolina, but his was listed in the household of his son, Moses, age 36. The household listed a male and female over 45 years of age. We know that John owned three slaves and the listing for Moses had 3 slaves listed. John died February, 1803, and three sons, Abraham, Stephen, and Moses were appointed administrators of the estate. The probate was recorded in Deed book "L" page 193. His widow, Jane, received a dower settlement. In the last several years, a number of researchers have tried to locate this deed book without success. John is probably buried at the Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The center of the cemetery has at least one hundred graves marked by fieldstones with only graves since the 1850s containing information on the stones. Jane is not listed as head of household on the 1810 census. She was probably living in the household of a married daughter.


    Family links:
    Parents:
    Joseph Cantrell (1695 - 1755)
    Catherine Cantrell (1697 - 1755)

    Spouse:
    Hannah Brittain Cantrell (1724 - 1769)*

    Children:
    Abraham Cantrell (1744 - 1826)*
    Isaac Cantrell (1745 - 1804)*
    Joseph Cantrell (1748 - 1804)*
    John Cantrell (1757 - 1825)*
    Thomas Cantrell (1761 - 1830)*
    Thomas Cantrell (1761 - 1830)*

    Siblings:
    Hannah Cantrell (1720 - ____)*
    John Cantrell (1724 - 1803)
    Joseph Cantrell (1726 - 1804)*
    Zebulon Cantrell (1728 - 1765)*
    Isaac Cantrell (1729 - 1805)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
    Chesnee
    Spartanburg County
    South Carolina, USA

    Created by: Imagraver
    Record added: May 19, 2013
    Find A Grave Memorial# 110842689

    Birth:
    formerly New Castle Co., PA

    Baptism:
    at Holy Trinity (Old Swedes Church)

    John married Hannah Jane Brittain 0___ 1743, New Castle County, Delaware. Hannah (daughter of John Brittain and Elizabeth LNU) was born 0___ 1725, New Castle County, Delaware; died 0___ 1769, Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  2. 65.  Hannah Jane Brittain was born 0___ 1725, New Castle County, Delaware (daughter of John Brittain and Elizabeth LNU); died 0___ 1769, Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 0___ 1724, New Castle County, Delaware

    Notes:

    She was probably a sister of Joseph Brittain who lived near John in NC and who is mentioned in the records of Orange Co.,NC.

    There is also a James Britton who was on a tax list with his brother, Joseph, in 1789, in Rowan Co.,NC

    Children:
    1. 32. Abraham Cantrell was born 0___ 1744, Virginia; died 0___ 1826, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Old Bildad Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    2. Jacob Cantrell was born 0___ 1744, North Carolina; died 0___ 1790, North Carolina.
    3. Isaac M. Cantrell was born 0___ 1745, New Castle County, Delaware; died 0___ 1804, Tennessee; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    4. Joseph Cantrell was born 1748, Virginia.
    5. Stephen Cantrell was born 1749.
    6. James Cantrell
    7. Susan Cantrell
    8. Charles Cantrell was born C. 1752; died C. 1840, Sevier County, Arkansas.
    9. John "Miller John" Cantrell was born 0___ 1757, Orange County, North Carolina; died 17 Oct 1825, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    10. Brittain Cantrell was born 0___ 1759.
    11. Thomas Cantrell was born 23 Jan 1761, Caswell County, North Carolina; died 25 Sep 1830, (DeKalb County, Tennessee); was buried Williamsburg Cemetery, McMinn County, Tennessee.
    12. Aaron Cantrell
    13. Moses Cantrell was born South Carolina.
    14. Simon Cantrell
    15. Gabriel Cantrell

  3. 66.  Samuel Watson was born 0___ 1715, Craven County, North Carolina (son of Samuel Watson and unnamed spouse); died 0___ 1790, North Carolina.

    Samuel married Sarah LNU 0___ 1744, Spartanburg County, South Carolina. Sarah was born Abt 1720, North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  4. 67.  Sarah LNU was born Abt 1720, North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Sary

    Children:
    1. 33. Matilda Watson was born 0___ 1747, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    2. Malissa Lucy "Etta" Watson was born ~ 1760, South Carolina; died ~ 1799, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

  5. 72.  Peregrine Magness, Jr. was born Abt 1722, (Prince George's County, Maryland) (son of Peregrine Mackness, Sr., The Immigrant and Mary (Miles)); died Abt 1800, (Warren County, Kentucky).

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Perygren Mackness
    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot
    • Will: 8 May 1800, Warren County, Kentucky

    Notes:

    The following paper on Peregrine Magness, Jr. was written by the DeKalb County Historian, Thomas G. Webb. The contents of these pages are copyright 2000 to Thomas G. Webb. all rights are reserved. The information on these pages are free for private use, but may not be included in any compilation or collection in any media form for either private or commercial use without the author's consent. I am using these papers on this page with Mr. Webbs permission.

    PLEASE READ THIS FIRST

    Magness History

    I have compiled this Magness family history in order to get a comprehensive picture of the entire family of Peregrine Magness, Jr., of Maryland and North Carolina. I have not been able to get completely reliable information; therefore some errors will appear. It is my hope that those who see such errors will let me know what they are and will send me the correct information, along with supporting evidence. I have no telephone or computer, but my mailing address is:

    Thomas G. Webb
    835 South College Street
    Smithville, Tennessee 37166

    My line of descent is from two of the daughters of Perry Green Magness (1796-1884), son of George Magness (born about 1768), son of Peregrine Magness (about 1722-1800). Much of the Magness research I have done myself, especially in Maryland and Tennessee. Most of the research in the North Carolina records was done in the 1970’s by Miles Philbeck, Jr., and is very reliable. However, some of it is not complete, partly because the records themselves are not complete. I have used some information from the Verna Magness book, Magness Migration, 1733-1986. I also have correspondence from a number of Magness descendants, including Mrs., Mary Pugh, Mrs. Nell Henry, Bob Wall, Mrs. Vida Harris, James Magness, Mrs. Marilynn Knowles, David Hennessee, G. David MacKenzie, and several others.

    I am doing this not as a completed work, but as a work in progress. I am hoping to correct all errors, add such further information as may be available, and eventually be able to compile an accurate and comprehensive history of the Peregrine Magness family.

    As you will see, some of our Magness relatives have not behaved as well as they should have. However, most of them paid the penalties for their misbehavior, and most of them and their descendants went on to become useful and productive citizens. And before we condemn too quickly, let us remember the words of the apostle Paul, that “all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23), including ourselves.

    The Magness family has proved to be somewhat more interesting than most of my other ancestors. When I began My family research in my early teens, my father told me that I would probably find a horse thief. Sure enough, I did, and he turned out to be the ancestor of both my mother and my father. I have sought the facts, whatever they were, for I wanted to know everything I could about these ancestors. To quote scripture again, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32) I find the magness family extremely interesting, and as we all attempt to discern the truth about them, I hope that you will too.

    PEREGRINE MAGNESS, JR., and his WIFE MARY

    Peregrine Magness, Jr., was born about 1722, possibly in England, but more likely in Prince George’s County, Maryland. He was the son of Peregrine Mackaness, Sr., and his wife Mary.. His names, both first and last, have been spelled in many ways in various records. He himself spelled his last name in different ways, mostly as MACKNESS and MAGNESS, with Magness becoming the generally used name by 1780, and the name used by almost all of his descendants.

    Peregrine Magness, Jr., was evidently the only child of his parents, or at least the only one who lived to adulthood. He grew up in colonial Prince George’s County, Maryland, where his father was living by 1729. (1) His father was a blacksmith and made more money than did many people of that time. He accumulated land, livestock, and slaves, not in large quantities, but he had enough to give him a comfortable living.

    Prince George’s County was very rural and hardly had a town worthy of the name. Young Peregrine’s opportunities for education were somewhat limited; nevertheless he did learn to read and write. There is no evidence that he followed his father in the blacksmith trade; the Maryland deeds speak of Peregrine Jr. as a “Planter”, that is, a farmer. His father owned land, and on April 22, 1757, he gave to “his son the Perygrene Mackaness Junior” for “natural love and affection” one half of a tract of 105 acres called Part of Stoke, lying in Prince George’s County, Maryland. (2)

    By the time his father gave him land, Peregrine had been married about twelve years and had five sons. His wife, like his mother, was named Mary, and her maiden name is presently not known. (Some have thought that Peregrine’s wife was Sarah Hamrick, but all evidence indicates that she was definitely not Sarah Hamrick.) Mary was probably born about 1727 in Maryland, and they likely married about 1745 in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Their first known child was born about 1747; the last child (and only daughter) was born 1772. They had probably ten sons and one daughter.

    Peregrine Magness, Jr., and his wife Mary were apparently members of the Church of England, but the references I have are confusing. One reference says that their son Benjamin was born 6 April, 1745 in St. George's’sa Parish in Prince George’s County, Maryland. A second reference says that in 1759 Perygreen Mackness, Jr., signed a petition to divide Prince George’s Parish in Frederick County, Maryland. (3) Wherever the parish was located, Peregrine was evidently interested enough in the church nearer to his home, as attendance was compulsory, and in the larger parishes many had to travel long distances to reach the church. Maryland had shortage of Anglican ministers, especially in the rural areas such as Prince George’s County.

    Whatever interest he may have had in the church, Peregrine Magness did not remain much longer in Prince George’s County. On February 9, 1760, he sold for 20 pounds to George Naylor the 51 acres his father had given him three years earlier, of the tract called Part of Stoke. On the same day hid wife Mary came and relinquished her right of dower, which is the first public record I have found of his wife. Another note of interest in this document is that in the deed itself the name is spelled Perygren Mackness Junr., while in the relinquishment of dower it is spelled peregrine Magness Junr. (4)

    Exactly where Peregrine went after selling his land is uncertain. His father, Peregrine Mackaness, Sr., was living in Frederick County, Maryland, in 1764 when he sold his land in Prince George’s County. (5) His wife was apparently dead, and he may have been living with his only known child, Peregrine, Jr. However, in the Hopewell Friends History, 1734-1934, Published 1936, is a reference to Frederick County, Virginia, where the will of Nathaniel Thomas was proved on March 1, 1763, with witnesses Mary Magnus and Perry MackNess. This sounds very much like our Peregrine Magness.

    An even more definite reference is found in Bedford County, Virginia, Court Order Book 3, Page 172, when in February 1765 Peregrine Magness was ordered to help view a new Road. This road was from Nicholas Davis’ ferry to James Callaway’s road, and was evidently near the home of Peregrine Magness. This same order book in Bedford County, Virginia, on pages 815 and 820, shows the record of two trials held in 1771. They were not related to the Magness family, but they show the kind of justice administered at the time, with which the Magness family would soon have some experience.

    Both trials dealt with black men held as slaves, and the law was harsher with blacks than with whites, but not much. Dick Nanes, valued at 90 pounds, was charged with stealing goods from a store on December 11, 1771. Brought to trial the next day, he pleaded not guilty, but was found guilty, and the court ordered that "the sheriff hang the said Dick on the 27th day of this month until he is dead." Justice was swift and sure; sixteen days after committing the crime he was dead.

    The other trial was held on December 27, 1771, on the very day Dick was hanged. Robin, the slave of James Buford, was charged with entering the house of John Dawn and stealing "sundry things." He was found guilty, and the court ordered that "the Sheriff set the sd. Robin in the pillory & nail his Ears to the pillory" for one hour, and then give him 39 lashes "on his Bare Back" and then discharge him. Robin was more fortunate than some; he was not hanged, and he did not even have his ears cut off, as was done in some cases.

    Similar administration of justice was found in most of colonial America, including North Carolina, which was where the Magness family went next, and where they stayed for 30 or more years. On December 21, 1786, an order was made to survey for Perry Green Magness 200 acres on both sides of Knob Creek in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. A month later, on January 23, 1769, Perrygreen Magness bought 300 acres on Buffalo Creek in Tryon County from William Sims. (6) In November of that year Peregrine entered 300 acres on both sides of Hickory Creek. He continued to acquire land, and by 1795 owned more than 1500 acres in what started as Tryon County, but later became Rutherford, Lincoln, and cleveland Counties.

    Clarence Griffin’s history of these counties, printed in 1973, notes several patriotic activities of Peregrine Magness. The April 1770 Tryon County Court Minutes show that Perrygreen Magness was commissioned as an ensign in the Tryon milita. On July 26, 1775, the Tryon Committee of Safety was organized, including Captain Mackness’ Company: William Graham, James McAfee, and Perrygreen Mackness. Perrygreen mackness also signed the resolution supporting resistance to British forces, which was drawn by the Committe of Safety. He was among those present at the September 14, 1775, meeting of the Committee of Safety. (7) Besides the contributions of Perregrine Magness, provably all four of his oldest sons served the American cause during the Revolution.

    By the time the Revolutionary War ended, Peregrine Magness was beginning to prosper. The Rutherford County, North Carolina tax list of 1782 shows him with 2 slaves, 8 horses, 27 cattle, and 700 acres of land. (Horses were almost the only transportation at that time, as roads were very poor.) (8) By the 1790 census he owned 3 slaves, which was a relatively small number, but in Rutherford County at that time, only one family in seven owned any slaves at all. Peregrine and Mary in 1790 only had two children at home, apparently their son George and their daughter Sally. Peregrine was about 68 and Mary about 63. They had done well financially and owned much property. Their children were grown and most of them married; they had several grandchildren. They should have been ready to sit back and enjoy the fruits of their labors. Instead, they faced difficult years of trouble and turmoil which would take most of their property and leave Mary and Peregrine almost destitute in their old age.

    I can offer little explanation for the behavior of their sons. They may have had little moral influence in their lives. The Church of England in colonial Maryland was very weak, and we presently have no evidence that the Magness family was active in any church in North Carolina. Historians say that the Christian church in general was weak from the time of the Revolution until the Great Revival of 1800. Some of peregrine’s sons seemed lacking not just morals, but even common judgment. When Peregrine tried to help them, he ended in financial ruin, and in his last years he left his home in North Carolina for the Kentucky frontier. At least four of Peregrine’s got into sever legal difficulties. His son Joseph in 1787 married Arabella Twitty, and in 1789 Joseph’s apparent brother, Zachariah Magness, was tried and convicted of raping Arabella; she accused Joseph of aiding and abetting the act. We still do not know what penalty was imposed on Zachariah; quite possibly it was death by hanging. God lawyers were expensive then, as they are now, and very likely much of the legal expense in this case fell on Peregrine, the father. Joseph got into further difficulties involving his brother George Magness, and by 1795 Joseph had left North Carolina and moved to the Kentucky frontier, in what was then the west.

    George Magness was Peregrine’s youngest son, and he had been in the Morgan District Superior Court in 1785, when he was only 17. He was giving testimony there in 1792. In April 1794 in Lincoln County, George was found guilty of petty larceny. Though a motion was made for appeal, and Robert Wier and Perrygreen Magness each offered to put up 500 pounds bond, the motion was overruled. George was sentenced to “receive ten lashes on the bard back well laid on by the Sheriff between the hours of twelve and one o’clock this Day at the public whipping post.” Even after suffering this punishment, George still had to make bond with his brother William Magness for 500 pounds each "for the good behavior of the said George for one year & a Day." Five hundred pounds was a sizable sum of money for that time; it would buy several hundred acres of land or five strong young slaves.

    Quite possibly the 500-pound bond was forfeited, as George was back in court in October 1794 as the admitted father of a base born child. Again, bond had to be made. Less than a year later he was again in Superior Court on a charge of stealing a horse. Though found not guilty, he was charged with court costs. Having no property other than the clothes on his back, George had to spend three months in jail.

    Meanwhile, George’s brother, Robert Magness, had also been accused of stealing a horse. Like George, he was found not guilty of stealing the horse, but he was found guilty of perjury. As we have already seen in the Virginia cases in 1771 and from George Magness’ ten lashes on the bare back, the penalties of the law could be very harsh. Robert did not want to receive the penalty, whatever it was, and he left the state. This left his father, Peregrine Magness, and his brother, Jonathan Magness, to pay the bond they had put up. Peregrine’s sons William, Benjamin, and Jonathan had made bond in several of these cases, and some had been forfeited. Peregrine had also made bond, besides bearing much of the legal expense of these cases. By 1795 Peregrine was selling land to his son William. (9) Robert’s bond forfeiture was the final blow. In the summer of 1796, the sheriff sold more than 1150 acres of Peregrine’s land at public auction. (10)

    Like his sons before him, Peregrine left North Carolina; in fact, he apparently followed his son Joseph to Woodford County, Kentucky, where on November 3, 1798, he sold to William Magness two slaves for $500. (11) A little over a year later, Peregrine and his sons George and Joseph (and probably Robert) were all in Warren County, Kentucky, where Peregrine on May 8, 1800, made his will. He left all his property (which was probably very little by that time) to his wife Mary to dispose of as she pleased. George and Joseph Magness were named executors, and the will was proved in July 1800. (12) The exact burial place of Peregrine Magness is not now known. Some have thought that he was buried in North Carolina, but I believe that to be extremely unlikely. I would think that he is buried somewhere in Warren County, Kentucky, in an unmarked grave. How long his wife Mary survived him is not now known.

    All the children of Peregrine Magness and his wife Mary are not definitely established, but evidence indicates that they had the following ten sons and one daughter.

    Children of Peregrine Magness and wife Mary

    1. William Magness was born about 1747 in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and moved with his parents to Virginia and later to Tryon County, North Carolina, which in 1779 became Rutherford and Lincoln Counties. William served as captain of a company in Col. Wm. Graham’s Tryon Regiment of Militia during February and March of 1776. (13) William began acquiring land by 1774 (14) and by the time of his death owned about 2500 acres. The 1790 Lincoln County Census shows him with 12 slaves; the 1810 census shows him with 19 slaves. William Magness never married, and he died on May 6, 1816, “Intestate and without legitimate issue.” (15) His estate was eventually divided into seven shares, which went to his living brothers and sisters, and to the heirs of those deceased. However, there was considerable litigation, and the estate was not settled until 1825. Much of what we know about the family comes from these court proceedings. In 1819 four of William’s brothers (Robert, Jonathan, Joseph, and Samuel) brought suit against the administrators, John Roberts and Benjamin Magness. The suit claimed that personal property had been sold worth about $17,000.00 but that still unaccounted for were nine slaves and a large quantity of cider and brandy. (16) When the real estate was divided in 1825, each of the seven shares was valued at $1400.00ma a considerable sun for that time. William Magness was buried near Shelby, North Carolina, on Buffalo Creek in what is now Cleveland County, North Carolina, in the same cemetery as his sister Sarah Roberts and her family. His tombstone says “Sacred to the Memory of William Magness, who died May 6, 1816, age 69 years.

    2. James Magness was probably a son of Peregrine and Mary Magness, but no conclusive evidence has been found to establish him positively as one of their children. James was probably born about 1750 in Maryland. On August 2, 1778, in Tryon County, North Carolina, he made claim to 150 acres on Little Broad River, but the claim was denied because someone else had a prior claim. At the October 1783 Rutherford County, North Carolina, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, and inventory of the estate of James Magness was returned by Abraham Collins, administrator. (Collins appears as a witness on several Magness deeds.) James Magness was apparently unmarried and died with heirs. Some have thought that James died at the Battle of Cowpens on January 17, 1781, and this seems quite possible, though no record has been found at this time.

    3. Perrigreen Magness, Jr., was born in 1753 in Prince George’s County, Maryland. He was technically Perrigreen Magness III, but apparently was never so designated. Both he and his father were sometimes referred to as Perrigreen Magness, Jr., causing occasional confusion. He apparently enlisted in the army on two successive years. He was age 21 and 5 feet 9 inches tall on July 1, 1775 when he enlisted in Captain Eli Kershaw’s Company of Colonel Thompson’s Regiment of South Carolina Rangers. His name also appears on the roll of Colonel William Thompson’s 3rd South Carolina Regiments, with an enlistment date of July 24, 1776. he probably died in early 1785, as William Magness was appointed administrator of his estate in April 1785 by the Rutherford County, North Carolina, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. The inventory showed that he owned four horses and 60 gallons of whiskey (which were sold to William Magness for 32 pounds 5 shillings) and that Ben Magness owed the estate 10 pounds. He was apparently unmarried and died without heirs.

    4. Benjamin Magness is said by one source to have been born April 6, 1754, in St. Georges Parish, Prince Geroge’s County, Maryland, and to have died January 26, 1828, in Rutherford County, North Carolina. (17) He was married about 1775 to Katie Mooney, Daughter of Jacob Mooney, and they had probably eight children. He married second July 10, 1808 in Rutherford County, Nancy Walker, by whom he had four children. On October 20, 1779, he bought 200 acres on Sandy Run Creek. (18) He is listed in the 1790 census of Rutherford County with 1 male over 16, 5 males under 16, and 3 females. Benjamin and his brother-in-law John Roberts in 1816 were appointed administrators of his deceased brother William, (19) a difficult job which lasted nine years. Benjamin himself had a large amount of property at the time of his death. One source says Benjamin had a child jeremiah born 1779 and crushed to death by soldiers in 1781. (20) His other children were named in his will:

    I. Perry Green Magness, born about 1777, lived in Berrien Co., Michigan.

    II. Jacob Magness, born about 1781, died 9 Nov. 1855 in Rutherford Co., NC, married 21 Aug. 1806 in Bath Co., NC, to Edith Webb.

    III. Mary Ann Magness, b. about 1783, d. 1860 Cleveland Co., NC, married John Washburn, 1779-1857.

    IV. James Magness

    V. Benjamin Magness, Jr.

    VI. William Magness, married 29 Jan. 1818 Rutherford Co., NC to Sarah Hamrick.

    VII. Catherine Magness, b. about 1790, married 7 Jul 1810 to John Reynolds.

    Children by second wife, Nancy Walker

    VIII. Joseph Magness, b. 7 Jan. 1810, m. 19 Dec. 1827 Rutherford Co., NC Esther Beam.

    IX. Sarah Magness, b. about 1812, m. 14 Nov. 1831 to Benjamin Franklin Goode.

    X. Samuel Magness, b. 22 Aug. 1817, d. 5 Oct. 1894, Cleveland Co., NC. Married first Susanna Grigg, second 20 Aug. 1868 Mary Whisnant.

    5. Jonathan Magness, also known as John, was born about 1756 in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and is said to have died in 1834 in Independence County, Arkansas. he married about 1779 Patty------, by whom he had several children. She died at age 74 on March 8, 1832, in Independence County, Arkansas. (21) Jonathan married second on June 3, 1832 in Independence County, Rebecca Hammond. The Arkansas Gazette of July 18, 1832, in reporting their marriage mentions that Jonathan was 76 and Rebecca was 20. They are said to have had one daughter Mary Ann, who died young.

    Jonathan in 1779 was granted 150 acres on Big Hickory Creek in Tryon County, joining land of his father. He sold this land in 1790, having in 1788 bought 300 acres on Brushy Creek in Rutherford County, which eh sold in 1794, it being the “Place where said John Magness now lives.” (22) He had five more tracts of land, but in the summer of 1796 they were sold by the sheriff at the same time that much of Jonathan’s father’s land was sold by the sheriff. Apparently this was a result of Jonathan’s making bond for his brother George in the Rutherford County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in October 1794. When George did not fulfill his obligations, the bond was forfeited, and the sheriff sold the land of both Jonathan and Perrigreen Magness. Both of them had also made bond for Robert Magness with similar results. Jonathan apparently left North Carolina about this time. He may have gone with his father to Warren County, Kentucky, or to Davidson County, Tennessee. A few years later he was in neighboring Wilson County, Tennessee, where on 24 August 1806 he paid $800 for 640 acres near Stones River and the Davidson County line. Witnesses were his sons Perry Green and John. On 3 Sept. 1807 he paid $640 for another 640-acre tract on Stuart’s Creek in Wilson County, Tennessee; his sons John and David M. were witnesses. (23)

    About this time Jonathan Magness and his sons became involved with a man named Patton Anderson, an involvement which would have a profound effect on their lives for years to come. The precise nature of their quarrel is not known; it is said to have begun in a land transaction. Whatever it was, it developed very strong feelings on both sides, with bitter disputes between Anderson and Magness whenever they met. They met in October 1810 at the Bedford County courthouse, where the case was to be heard. Before the judge arrived, Jonathan Magness and Patton Anderson began to discuss their old grievance, and both became highly excited. Jonathan’s sons Perry Green and David were standing near, and when Patton Anderson raised his hand with a large knife in it, David Magness drew his pistol and shot Anderson dead. He then gave himself up to the authorities, saying that he did it to save his father from being killed.

    The trial was held in November 1810 at the Williamson County courthouse in Franklin, Tennessee. A rather detailed account of the proceedings is given by John B. Cowden in his book Tennessee’s Celebrated Case, published in 1958. Cowden’s basic account is factual, but he had the mistaken idea that the Perry Green Magness involved was Perry Green Magness (1796-1884) of DeKalb County, Tennessee. (Perry Green Magness of DeKalb County was actually a son of George, making him a younger first cousin of the Perry Green Magness involved in this case. See George Magness listing.)

    Andrew Jackson was a friend of Patton Anderson, and he vowed that all three Magnesses would hang. Jackson appeared as a character witness for Anderson, but the Magnesses had hired the very able Felix Grundy as their attorney; he would one day be Attorney General of the United States. The trial is said to have lasted two weeks and had dozens of witnesses, but when the verdict was returned, David Magness was found guilty not of murder, but of manslaughter. He was sentenced to eleven months imprisonment and to have his left hand branded with the letter M, which was done.

    Jonathan Magness was returned to jail to await his trial, which for various reasons was delayed until May 1812, when he was acquitted by the jury. David then had served his eleven months, but both were still in jail in Nashville. Good lawyers were expensive then, as they are now, and evidently legal charges had taken all the money and property of Jonathan Magness and his sons. When they were required to pay the court costs of some $800, they were unable to do so. They were then held in jail until they should pay. They applied to the Circuit Court to be discharged under the law for the relief of insolvent debtors, but were rejected and so faced the prospect of “perpetual imprisonment.” On September 9. 1812, both Jonathan Magness and his son David petitioned the Tennessee Legislature to release them. No record of action on these petitions was found in the Journal of the 1813 General Assembly, and exactly when the Magnesses were released is not now known.

    Apparently all of them left Tennessee. Jonathan’s son Perry Green was in Arkansas in 1814, and on January 5, 1815, was appointed a justice of the peace in Independence County. Jonathan’s son David Magness, who was branded, apparently became a major in the militia in Arkansas, and on July 4, 1822, made an outstanding patriotic speech at the Independence County Grand Jubilee. (24) Jonathan Magness in 1817 was in Lawrence County, Missouri Territory; (25) in 1819 he was still in Missouri. By 1826 Jonathan was living in Independence Co., Arkansas, (26) where he apparently spent the remainder of his life. Little information is available to me on the children of Jonathan Magness and his wife Patty.

    Those I have are:

    I. David M. Magness, lived in Independence Co., Arkansas.

    II. Perry Green Magness, married Mary ----- (possibly Mary Steele in 1807 in Tennessee), had several children, died in 1828 in Independence Co., Arkansas.

    III. John Magness, who married and had descendants in White Co., Arkansas.

    IV. William Magness

    V. Morgan Magness, born December 18, 1796, died September 1, 1871. married first May 14, 1827 Kezziah Ann Elliott, second june 23, 1845 Susan Dunnigan, 5 children.

    6. Zachariah Magness was probably born about 1759 in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and appears to be the son of Peregrine Magness and wife Mary. More research needs to be done on Zachariah, but the records of Morgan District Superior Court of North Carolina reveals quite a bit. In 1789 Zachariah was convicted of raping Arabella Twity Magness, wife of his brother Joseph; She also accused Joseph of aiding and abetting the act. The papers of Morgan District Superior Court (in Bucked County?) show that on March 12, 1789, the sheriff of Rutherford County was commanded to seize 54 pounds and 9 shillings from the property of Zachariah Magness for debts and sossts in the Morgan Superior Court of Law and Equity “in that case expended whereof the said Zachariah Magmess is convicted and liable of record.” He was convicted, but his sentence has not been found at this time. In 1789, long prison terms were seldom given; the usual sentences were whipping, branding, or hanging. Was Zachariah executed? or did he receive other punishment and move away? His name has not been found further in the North Carolina records. No claim was made on the estate of his brother William Magness who died in 1816, so we assume that Zachariah had died without heirs by that time.

    7. Samuel Magness was born about 1716, probably in Frederick County Virginia. he is thought to have married first about 1784 Mary Morgan, and second by 1800 Nancy Ragin. Nancy and Samuel signed a deed on 22 january 1800, recorded in Greenville Co., SC Deed Book E, page 405. By 1790 Samuel Magness was living in Greenville County, South Carolina with a son and two daughters; by 1800 he had five daughters and three sons. On 3 May 1792 Samuel had a land transaction recorded in Greenville County Deed Book C, page 436. Samuel was still living in Breenville County on December 19, 1817, when he sold his share of the William magness estate to his brother-in-law, John Roberts, for $625. (27) Nevertheless, he joined his three brothers in 1819 in a lawsuit over William’s personal property. (28) Samuel Magness is thought to have moved to Arkansas about 1828, first to Independence County, then to marion County. On 15 August 1829 he made a deed as Samuel Magness of the Territory of Arkansas, County of Independence. (29) Samuel Magness died in Marion County, Arkansas, in 1831. His wife Nancy died there in 1841. Samuel had several children by his two wives; some of their names are not known.

    I. James Magness, b. 25 May 1789 South Carolina, died 2 Aug. 1872 Marion Co., Arkansas. married 22 July 1813 in South Carolina to Narcissa Barnett, b. 12 Feb. 1796 SC, died 26 May 1862 in marion Co., Arkansas.

    II. Joseph Magness, born about 1790 South Carolina, died 1840’s Marion Co., Arkansas, married Martha (Patsy) Springfield in South Carolina.

    III. Perry Green Magness, born about 1801 Greenville Co., SC, married Jane -----. Lived Union Co., Ga 1850, later in Polk Co., Tn., and died after 1880, probably in Fannin Co., Ga. (both James and Perry Green are mentioned as sons of Samuel Magness in Greenville Co., SC Deed Book Q, page 86.)

    IV. Elizabeth (Betty) Magness born about 1810 SC, died 14 July 1889 in Independence Co., Arkansas, married there on 20 Sept. 1829 to Washington Bradley.

    Other Possible children of Samuel:

    V. David Y. Magness, born 1785 NC

    VI. Mary Magness, married ------ Johnson.

    VII. Robert Magness, born about 1809, possibly married Sally Wherle.

    VIII. Daughter who married John Owens.

    8. Robert Magness was born about 1763, probably in Frederick County, Virginia, and died June 22, 1837, in Pulaski County, Arkansas. Some think that his first Wife was Mary Wilson and that his second wife was Lydia Gamble. his wife at the time of his death was Sarah. During the 1790’s at least four of the Magness sons had difficulties with the legal authorities. Robert Magness at this time was tried for stealing a horse and acquitted, but later convicted of perjury. Not wishing to take the punishment (which could be quite harsh), Robert apparently

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    APPENDIX TO PEREGRINE MAGNESS, JR., AND HIS WIFE MARY

    January 1999

    Additional Magness material was recently sent to me by Miles Philbeck of North Carolina, a Magness descendant who has done family research for many years. This material consisted mainly of photocopies of original Rutherford County, N.C. court documents. these were warrants, appearance bonds, depositions, etc., and apparently they existed only as loose papers which were not recorded in the record books. Most of them deal with the case in which Zachariah Magness was accused of raping Arabella Magness, wife of Joseph Magness.

    I give a summary of these papers in more or less chronological order, followed by some further information on Joseph, George, and Robert Magness. These papers do give some possible indication as to how the Zachariah case was resolved; some questions are still left unanswered.

    These papers indicate that not only Zachariah Magness, but William Alexander was also involved in the case with Arabella Magness. No explanation is given for Arabella being at the home of William Magness for several days without her husband, nor is any reason given for the parties involved being so fearful that the slaves of William Magness would hear them. (See Jan. 1788 depositions of Robert Wier.) Arabella made no accusation against her husband Joseph until a week after complaints against William Alexander and Zachariah Magness.

    The final disposition of the case is still not entirely clear. On 16 January 1788, four justices of the peace of Rutherford County signed an order consigning Zachariah Magness, charged with rape and incest, to the jail of Morgan District Superior Court. However, this order was apparently superseded at the same term (Jan. 1788) of the Rutherford County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions when bond was made for Zachariah Magness. Zachariah made bond for 500 pounds to insure his appearance on March 1, 1788, at the Morgan Superior Court "to answer a charge of rape." Perry Magness and Elias Morgan were his sureties for 250 pounds each.

    At the March 1788 term of the Morgan District Superior Court a true bill was returned, apparently by a grand jury, indicting "Zachariah Magness late of the county of Rutherford Labourer" for making an assualt "upon one Arabella Magness...forcibly to ravish and carnally know her..." However, it seems that Zachariah Magness himself did not appear at the March term of the Morgan District Superior Court. Consequently, on 12 March 1788, the clerk of Morgan District Court sent an order to the sheriff of Rutherford County to make known to Zachariah Magness, Peregrine Magness, and Elias Morgan "to appear before the judges of Morgan Superior Court" on September 1, 1788, to show cause if any why final judgment should not be had against them, causing Zachariah to forfeit 500 pounds and Perregrine Magness and Elias Morgan to forfeit 250 pounds each. The deputy sheriff made this know to them on 19 August 1788. So apparently Zachariah Magness did not appear in court on the charge of rape, and the sizable bond was forfeited. In all likelihood, Zachariah left the state in order to avoid the severe penalties which would have been imposed had he been found guilty. By not appearing for trial, he was not found guilty on the charge of rape. However, he had apparently earlier been found guilty of a lesser charge, now unknown, in the Morgan District Superior Court. On 12 March 1789 the clerk of Morgan Superior Court commanded the sheriff of Rutherford County to seize property of Zachariah Magness to the value of 54 pounds 9 shillings "which lately in Morgan Superior Court of Law & Equity the State recovered against him for debt & costs in that case expended whereof the said Zachariah Magness is convicted and liable as appears of record." (The sheriff reported that no goods were found by him.) This obviously was not the rape case, which involved a bond of 500 pounds. The sheriff found no property of Zachariah Magness; probably Zachariah had already left the county and the state. Where Zachariah went is not known, but apparently he had died without heirs by 1816, as neither he nor his heirs made any claim on the estate of his brother William Magness. Arabella Magness and William Alexander:

    30 Oct. 1787. Rutherford Co., N.C., Warrant to bring William Alexander before Jno. Riggs, Justice of the Peace, to any lawful officer of Rutherford Co. Arrabella Magness, wife to Joseph Magness, complains on oath that said Alexander on Saturday, Oct. 20, did with force "enter into her bed where she lay at the house of William Magnesses" and attempted "to commit a Rape on her," and would have "if it had not been for Zachariah Magness who came & Prevented his bad & wicked intention." Also said Alexander on Oct. 26th "did come into the house of William Magness's and in the dead time of the said night did then and there come into her bed when she was asleep...[and] contrary to her will did then and there Feloniously Ravish her the said Arrabella"

    6 Nov. 1787. Rutherford Co. N.C. Jno. Riggs, Justice of the Peace, to the sheriff of gaol [jail] keeper of Morgan District. Riggs sends "the body of William Alexander, apprehended for forceably commiting a Rape on the body of Arrabella Magness the wife of Joseph Magness on friday night the 26 of October last... him safely keep in the gaol...without Bale...fail not."
    14 Jan. 1788.Rutherford Co., N.C. George More, Justice of the Peace. William Graham is security for 100 pounds for Arrabella Magness wife of Joseph Magness to appear on 1 March in Superior Court of Law & Equity to prosecute William Alexander for rape.

    Zachariah Magness

    30 Oct. 1787.Rutherford Co., N.C. Jno. Riggs, Justice of the Peace, to any lawful Officer of said County, warrant to bring Zachariah Magness before him or some other J.P. Arrabella Magness, wife to Joseph Magness, complains that on Saturday, Oct. 20th "Zachariah Magness did come in a forceable manner into her bed where she was alying and did violently make and assault and with force did then and there endeavour to Ravish her the said Arrabella, the first time he came in said night, and afterwards in the said night, he did come again into her bed, and when she awoke, did find him the said Zachariah Magness upon her and carnally aknowing of her, contrary to her knowledge 7 will..."
    16 Jan. 1788. Rutherford Co., N.C. Jno. Riggs, Jas. Whiteside, Wm. Grant,and Stephen Willis, all Justices of the Peace, to the sheriff of Rutherford County and to the Gaoler of Morgan Superior Court & Gaol, "send you the body of the said Zachary Magness... him safely keep within the walls of your prison until he shall be thence Discharged by due course of law..." [No mention of bail] He is "charged with Rape and Incest by the oath of Arrabella Magness..."

    at January Court 1788. Rutherford Co., N.C. Zachariah Magness is indebted to the State of North Carolina 500 pounds; debt to be void if he makes his personal appearance on March 1 at Morgan Superior Court "to answer a charge of Rape...& not depart thence without leave"


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    Perry Magness, security, is indebted to State 250 pounds if Zachariah does not appear.
    Elias Morgan, security, is indebted to State 250 pounds if Zachariah does not appear.

    March term 1788. Morgan District, N.C., Superior Court of Law & Equity.
    A true bill [from the grand jury. An indictment, meaning that the defendant must stand trial for this offense.] W. Avery, attorney for the state. "The Jurors for the State upon their oath, present that Zachariah Magness late of the County of Rutherford Labourer on the Night" of October 20, 1787, made an assault "upon one Arabella Magness wife of Joseph Magness... forcibly to ravish & carnally know her the said Arabella... against the peace & Dignity of the State.

    January Court 1788. Rutherford Co., N.C. Deposition of Robert Wier.
    "On a complaint Arrabella Magness wife of Joseph Magness against Zachariah Magness now under consideration of the court -- Incest & Rape.

    Robert Wier maketh oath that he was at the house of William Graham Esquire about a week after the affair happened which is now the cause of complaint before the court. That after some other conversation passed, the above named Arrabella did not mention to him the deponent anything for her being ravished by Zac; Magness, but said words to this effect, that William Alexander and Zac: Magness had to do with her three times each in one night -- twice she was awake and four times asleep -- he the deponent asked the reason why she did not cry out for assistance. She answered that they, meaning Zac: and William, requested that she ought not to make a noise lest the negroes should hear her or them -- and further that she said that the first time William had to do with her she did cry out for Zachariah.
    Sworn & signed in open court. "Robert Wier"

    12 March 1788. William Erwin, clerk of Morgan District, to Sheriff of Rutherford Co., N.C. Make known to Zachariah Magness, Peregrine Magness, and Elias Morgan to "appear before the Judges of Morgan Superior Court" on Sept. 1 to show cause if any why final judgment should not be had against them and they forfeit for Zachariah 500 pounds and 250 pounds each for Peregrine and for Elias Morgan. Endorsed on the back: "August 19th... Maid known in the presence of John Roberts & John Ward by Me Yelvaton Nevill C shff"

    12 March 1789. "To the Sheriff of Rutherford County, Greeting. We command you that of the goods and chattels Lands and Tenements of Zachariah Magness you make the sum of Fifty four Pounds Nine shillings which lately in Morgan Superior Court of Law & Equity the State recovered against him for debt & costs in that case expended whereof the said Zachariah Magness is convicted and liable as appears of record and have the said monies to pay into my office on the first day of September Next. Witness William Erwin clerk of said court at office the 12 day of March 1789."
    [On the back.} "State vs. Magness to Morgan Sup. Ct. March 1789"
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    Know goods found by me Heardford [?] D Shff

    Know goods found by Robt. Irvine shff [Illegible date] 1789

    7 November 1787. Rutherford Co., NC. Jno Rigg, Justice of the Peace to any Lawfull Officer of sd. County, warrant to bring Joseph Magness before him or any other J.P. to answer complaint of Arrabella Magness wife of Joseph Magness "that she has good cause to suspect that her husband Joseph Magness was present Aiding and Assisting or procuring her being Ravished by William Allexander on the night of the 26 of October last."
    "Summons George Magness and Anneriter McCray for Evidence in the above case"

    9 Nov. 1787. Jno. Riggs, J.P. Joseph Magness and John Magness, his security, make bond for 200 pounds each that "Joseph Magness should personally appear at our Next Superior Court to be held on the first day of March Next at the court House of Morgan District to Answer the Accusation of Arribella Magness his wife on Suspition of his procuring her being Ravished."

    George Magness
    12 Sept. 1789. Morgan District, NC. William Erwin, Clerk of Superior Court to sheriff of Rutherford Co., NC. George Magness made bond for 100 pounds and Peregrine Magness and John Magness, his securities, for 50 pounds each, on condition that George Magness appear in Superior Court "for Morgan District at Burke Court House' on Sept. 1. "They were solemnly called failled to appear" and judgment was entered against them for 200 pounds. They are to be notified to appear in Superior Court on March 1, [1790]
    Endorsed on the back thus:
    Jan. 27th 1790 Perygreen Magness notified in presence Thos. Harden and John Roberts. Robt. Irvine Shff
    John Magness Notfd. in presence of Thom Coventon John Herod by me Robt. Irvine Shff
    George Magness Notfd. in Presents of Thos. Camp and James Camp by me Robt. Irvine Shff

    Robert Magness
    7 January 1793. Rutherford Co., NC. Wm. Graham, Justice of the Peace, receives complaint of Robert Magness that William Tate does detain from him his lawful property, a bay horse with a blaze face.

    10 January 1793. Wm. Graham, J.P., took depositions in the above case from Isaac Collins, Thomas Harrid, Jr., Jonathan Fouch, and John Fouch.
    Deposition of George Magness:
    "George Magness saith 25th Decbr. 1792 he & his brother Robert met William Tate Between his fathers & his house." At that time Robert Magness and Tate swapped horses, with Tate giving 6 pounds boot. If not satisfied, Magness could have his horse back within a week or ten days.
    Signed George Magness
    Wm Graham took bond of 20 pounds each from William Tate and his security James Burkendol. Also from Robert Magness, George Magness, Isaac Collins, and Thomas Harrid, Jr. All are to appear in Morgan Superior Court on March 1, 1793.

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    Peregrine Magness Jr. (1722-1800)

    End Notes

    (1). Prince George’s Co., Maryland Deed Book Q, p. 218.

    (2). Prince George’s Co., Maryland Deed Book NN, p. 522.

    (3). Calendar of Maryland State Pagers, The Black Book, 1758-59, p. 137.

    (4). Prince George’s Co., Maryland Deed Book RR, p. 44.

    (5). Prince George’s Co., Maryland Deed Book RR, p. 231.

    (6). Tryon Co., North Carolina Deed Book, 1, p. 51.

    (7). Griffin, Clarance W., History of Old Tryon and Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1730-1936. Asheville, 1937. Pages 10, 16, 18, and 27.

    (8). Griffin, History, p. 122.

    (9). Rutherford Co., NC Deed Book M-Q, p. 241.

    (10). Rutherford Co., NC Deed Book R, pages 52, 54, 62, 64, 66, and 92.

    (11). Lincoln Co., NC Deed Book 19, p. 16.

    (12). Warren Co., Kentucky Will Book A, p. 16.

    (13). Roster of North Carolina Soldiers in the Revolutionary War, page 42.

    (14). Tryon Co., NC Deed Book 2, p. 31.

    (15). Lincoln Co., NC Chancery Court of Equity, Magness suit, April 23, 1819.

    (16). Same.

    (17). Rutherford Co., NC, Deed Book 2, p. 31.

    (18). Rutherford Co., NC, Deed Book J-L, p. 198.

    (19). Lincoln Co., NC Chancery Court of Equity, 23 April 1819.

    (20). Heritage of Cleveland County, Vol. I, p. 409.

    (21). Arkansas Gazette, 21 March 1832.

    (22). Rutherford Co., Nc Deed Book J-L, pages 224 and 407.

    (23). Wilson County, Tennessee Deed Books B, p. 227 and C, p. 113.

    (24). Shinn, Joseph H., Pioneers and Makers of Arkansas, Little Rock, 1908, page ---.

    (25). Lincoln Co., NC Deed Book 28, p. 36.

    (26). Lincoln Co., NC Deed Book 36, p. 38.

    (27). Lincoln Co., NC Deed Book 28, p. 160.

    (28). Lincoln Co., NC Chancery Court of Equity, Magness suit, April 23, 1819.

    (29). Greenville Co., South Carolina Deed Book Q. p. 223.

    (30). Warren County, Kentucky Order Book B. p. 82.

    (31). Rutherford County, Tennessee Deed Book B, p. 82.

    (32). Lincoln Co., NC Deed Book 28, p. 106, and Lincoln Co., NC Chancery Court of Equity, Magness suit, 23 April 1819.

    (33). Rutherford Co., NC Deed Book J-L, p. 123.

    (34). Warren Co., Kentucky Will Book A, p. 16.

    (35). Warren Co., Kentucky Deed Book 5, p. 447.

    (36). Lincoln Co., NC Deed Book 27, p. 383.

    (37). Warren Co., Kentucky Order Book E, p. 123.

    (38). Rutherford Co., NC Deed Book 35, pages 221 and 224.

    (39). Rutherford Co., NC Deed Book R. p. 95.

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    A prominent North Carolina Patriot as evidenced as one of forty-nine signatories of the Tryon Association's Statement, August 14, 1775;

    "An Association

    The unprecedented,barbarous and bloody actions committed by the British Troops on our American Brethren near Boston on the 19th of April and 20th of May last ,together with the Hostile operations and Traiterous Designs now Carrying on by the Tools of Administerial Vengeance and Despostism for the subjugating all British America, suggest to us the painful necessity of having recourse to Arms for the preservation of those Rights and Liberties which the principles of our Constitution and Laws of god, Nature and Nations, have made it our duty to defend.

    We, therefore, the Subscribers, Freeholders and Inhabitants of Tryon County do hereby faithfully unite ourselves under the most sacred ties of Religion, Honor and Love to Our Country, firmly to Resist force by force, in defense of our Natural Freedom and Constitutional Rights against all Invasions, and at the same time do solemnly engage to take up Arms and Risque our lives and fortunes in maintaining the Freedom of our Country, whenever the Wisdom and Council of the Continental Congress or our Provincial Convention shall declare it necessary, and this Engagement we will continue in and hold sacred till a Reconciliation shall take place between Great Britain and America on Constitutional principles, which we most ardently desire.

    And we do firmly agree to hold all such persons Inimical to liberties of America, who shall refuse to subscribe to this Association. Signed by:

    Perygren Mackness

    Resolved that we will continue to profess all Loyalty and attachment to our Sovereign Lord, King George the Third, His Crown & Dignity, so long as he secures to us those Rights and Liberties which the principles of Our Constitution require. Signed by John Walker, Chairman."

    Abstracted by David A. Hennessee from "The Annals of Lincoln County", pp., 20-21, by William L. Sherrill and re-published, 1972, by Regional Publishing Company, Baltimore,MD


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    Abstracted from, "The House of Magness", by John B. Cowden, 1956, p. 7;


    "In the name God Amen. I Perregreen Magnis of the County of Warren and the State of Kentucky being in a low state of health but in perfect sence and memory do constitute & appoint this my last Will & Testament in manner & form following (Viz.)
    1st. My will is that all my just debts shall be paid. I then lend to my loving Wife Mary Magnis my whole Estate during her natural life and at the death of the said Mary Magnis she is to have the free & and voluntary
    disposal thereof. Also my Will & and desire is that George Magins & Joseph Magnis shall by my whole & and soul Executor.

    In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal this the 8th day of May 1800.

    Test. Perregreen Magnis (seal)
    Wm. Black
    John Black.
    Probated July Court 1800

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    20 Sep 2009:

    http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/burke/census/morgandis.txt

    This census is from Microcopy No. T-498 Roll 2

    "Magnes, Peregreen 2,0,2,0,3"

    1790 Census North Carolina
    Rutherford County Morgan District

    2 of 1st # free white males 16 year upwards and head of families
    0 of 2nd # free white males under 16 years
    2 of 3rd # free white females and head of families
    0 of 4th # all other free persons
    3 of 5th # slaves

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    Re: Peregrine Magness

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    Re: Peregrine Magness

    Posted by: David Dunn dadunn@terranova.net Date: February 01, 2002 at 15:07:17

    In Reply to: Re: Peregrine Magness by David Dunn of 592

    Thanks and please do let us all know if you find anything new. I did follow up on the Frederick Co. reference when in DC in January. It occurs in the book "Hopewell Friends History" p. 18 where "Mary Magnus" and "Perrygren MackNess" are named as witnesses to the will of Nathaniel Thomas probated there in 1763. Iooked at every other Frederick Co. source at the DAR and LOC and found no other references to the Magness family. Now, Benjamin is certainly the son of Peregrine (Jr.) and Mary - his birth record appears in the parish records of Prince George's Parish, Prince George's Co MD.

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    Posted by: Jeffrey L. Martin Date: June 08, 1998 at 16:43:15
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    Well.. after reading EVERY post to this Magness Forum Page.. this is what I came up with. Please feel free to comment on any mistakes I've made. I'm interested in the Magness family that married into the Hamricks, Roberts and Martins in and around Rutherford/Cleveland Co. NC during the early 1800s.
    Descendants of Perrygreen Magness

    Generation No. 1

    1. Perrygreen1 Magness was born Abt. 1722 in England, and died July 1800 in Warren Co. KY. He married Mary.

    Children of Perrygreen Magness and Mary are:

    2 i. Susannah2 Magness.
    3 ii. William Magness, born 1765; died 1817.
    4 iii. Joseph Magness, born 1768. He married Anna Belle Twitty August 03, 1787.
    5 iv. Benjamin Magness, Sr., born 1772; died 1828 in Rutherford Co. NC. He married Nancy Elizabeth Mauney.
    6 v. Sarah Magness, born February 16, 1772 in Tryon Co. NC; died October 16, 1828 in Lincoln Co. NC. She married John Morris Roberts, Col. Abt. 1790 in Rutherford Co. NC.
    7 vi. George Magness, born 1774. He married Mary Durham.
    8 vii. Jonathan Magness, born 1778. He married Elizabeth Staritt Abt. 1810.
    9 viii. Robert Magness, born Abt. 1780.
    10 ix. Patsy Magness, born 1782. She married David Preston July 02, 1997 in Lincoln Co. KY.
    11 x. David Magness, born 1784.
    12 xi. Morgan Magness, born Abt. 1791 in Tryon Co. NC.
    13 xii. Sallie Magness, born Abt. 1794. She married William Hicks.

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    Subject: Children of Perygren Mackness
    Author: HarrietFrye
    Date: Tuesday, 15 February 2000
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    Don, I haven't been ignoring you. Since I left my message, I've realized there are considerably more than two versions of the list of Perygren Mackness' children. In fact, there seem to be almost as many versions as there are researchers. I think the best way to answer your question is to tell you which children I'm able to document, and which ones I'm still unconvinced about, and why.

    First, I use "Perygren Mackness" for the patriarch of this North Carolina branch of the family because that's the way he spelled it when he signed the Old Tryon County Declaration of Independence. Several transcribed deed records from Old Tryon use the name "Magness," but as far as I can tell from Rutherford County records, Perygren himself always used the name "Mackness."

    If we start with the fact that Perygren named George and Joseph as his sons in his will, then we can document some other family members for certain. When William Magness died in 1816, he left a large estate, and there's a lot of paperwork naming the siblings who were entitled to inherit. Here are the people in my records:

    William, 1747-1816. Died in Lincoln County, NC. Although one record says he was married to Jane Onstott, I think the compiler of this record has confused him with one of his nephews from Arkansas. Apparently, Perygren's son William never married, which is why his siblings and their descendants were his heirs.

    George. Most people seem to think he was a younger son, but I'm dubious. When William died in 1816, George's son Perry Green Magness was living in Indiana. He filed papers regarding William's estate, identifying himself as the son of George Magness, deceased. The 1820 census shows that he was already over 45 at the time, which means he was born before 1775. This means that George was probably born before 1755 and was an elder son, not a younger.

    Perry Green Magness. Born about 1753 or 1754. He was 21 when he entered Revolutionary service in 1775. He died before 1785; his brother William was the administrator of his estate. Although we can't document that he was Perygren's son, it's hard to see who else he could have been, so I don't have any qualms about including him on the list.

    Benjamin. His descendants always thought he was born about 1755, but they also said he was the second son. If so, he was probably a little older than they thought. His oldest son, Perry Green Magness, gave his age as 83 when he was enumerated in the 1850 census of Berrien County, Michigan, which would have given him a birth date of c.1767. He may have been a little off, but I still think Benjamin was probably born around 1749 or 1750.

    Jonathan. Moved to Independence County, Arkansas. Filed papers regarding William's estate. I have no fix on his age, but he was having kids in the 1790's.

    Robert. Everything I just said about Jonathan applies to him, too.

    Samuel. Born in Maryland about 1761, according to nearly everybody. Filed papers regarding William's estate. You'll find some sources that claim Samuel's first wife was Ann Ware, but I think they're confusing him with one of his cousins from the branch that remained in Maryland.

    Joseph. Moved to Kentucky with his father. Filed papers regarding William's estate.

    Sarah. Supposedly born in 1772, which agrees with your records. Married Colonel John Roberts. Also an heir of William Magness, according to estate records.

    There was one more heir in William's estate records that I can't pin down for certain: Perry Green Magness of Warren County, Tennessee, who was born in 1796. Some sources, including yours, claim that he was a late son of Perygren. At least one descendant claims that he was a son of George and supports this claim with quite a bit of documentation, but I keep coming up against the fact that George's son Perry Green was much older, was living in Indiana when William died, and filed a separate set of papers in the estate records.

    The people who have been researching this Perry Green Magness don't agree on his parentage, but they all say he had a sister Sally, who married William Hicks and also moved to Warren County. This seems to argue against his having been a son of Perygren, whose daughter Sarah was still living when her brother William died in 1816. I'm wondering whether he might have been a grandson, rather than a son -- especially because I seem to be finding records of an extra George Magness who may have been a son of one of Perygren's sons. (Sorry to be so vague on this one; I'd have to dig through all my paper piles to find it, and it would be an ugly process!)

    I've tentatively assigned one more son, James, to this family. All I know about James is that he died in Rutherford County, NC before July 1783 and that he was old enough to have an estate. A man named William Twitty, quite possibly related to Joseph Magness' wife Annabella Twitty, was one of the bondsmen in his estate records.

    If there was a son named David, I haven't ever seen a trace of him, and he almost certainly wasn't living when William died in 1816. I've been wondering whether somebody has confused him with Jonathan Magness' son David, who served as his father's attorney in the estate of William.

    Since I wasn't aware that anybody had assigned daughters named Patsy and Susannah to Perygren, I didn't think to look for their husbands' names in William's estate records. I'm wondering whether they might also have been grandchildren; a check of the North Carolina records might answer that question for us. In the case of Susannah, it would surprise me if she were Perygren's daughter, because she supposedly lived and died in Rutherford County, yet none of Benjamin Magness' descendants include her in their records of Benjamin's siblings. Patsy supposedly married in Kentucky in 1797; if I had to guess, I'd theorize that she was a daughter of either George or Joseph.

    I've been wondering whether some of these "extra" children (Susannah, George, and one or two others I can't pin down) might actually have been the children of Peregrine Magness, Jr. He was about 30 when he died, but we don't seem to know anything definitive about his family. I've even seen one message claiming that he, and not his father, was the person who married Sarah Hamrick. (The Hamricks are a whole different story -- most researchers of this line have concluded that George Hamrick and Nancy Cook, whoever they might have been, had nothing to do with anything.)

    I've seen at least one record that includes another supposed son, Zachariah. Again, I can only say that I haven't seen a trace of anybody by this name in this generation of Magnesses.

    I hope I've clarified things a little, rather than confusing them utterly. Maybe, if we all get our heads together, we can straighten some of this stuff out.

    Birth:
    Map & History of Prince George's County ...http://bit.ly/VOUm5X

    Peregrine married Mary Naylor Abt 1745, (Prince George's County, Maryland). Mary (daughter of James Naylor and Ann Jones) was born ~ 1725, (Prince George's County, Maryland); died Aft 1800. [Group Sheet]


  6. 73.  Mary Naylor was born ~ 1725, (Prince George's County, Maryland) (daughter of James Naylor and Ann Jones); died Aft 1800.

    Notes:

    No, this James Naylor was born 1688 and died 2nd May 1769 in Maryland. He was the son of George Naylor (the immigrant) and Elizabeth. Lots of Ancestry trees, not all correct or up to date. This info regarding the Magness link has only just come to light and does not appear on any tree. I have attached a copy of Ann (Jones) Naylors will probated by son Samuel in 1779. Daughter Mary Naylor (Magness) is named in the will.

    On 12 April 2013 21:09, wrote:

    Hello Barrie.

    Thanks for the update. Would this possibly be the same James Naylor:

    http://thehennesseefamily.com/getperson.php?personID=I29293&tree=hennessee


    Thank you,


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    Subject: Proposed Change: Family: Peregrine Magness/Mary (F1556)

    Proposed Change: Family: Peregrine Magness/Mary (F1556)
    Tree: The Hennessee Family
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    http://thehennesseefamily.com/genealogy/familygroup.php?familyID=F1556&tree=hennessee

    Description: Peregrines wife Mary in all probability was Mary Naylor daughter of James Naylor & Ann Jones. Named in the will of Ann (Jones) Naylor in 1779.

    Barrie

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    Re: ACHILLES DURHAM
    Posted By:DARRAL LAWSON
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    Subject:Re: ACHILLES DURHAM
    Post Date:September 29, 1998 at 18:10:29
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    not the right mary polly this mary married george magness ,son of perrygreene magness and sarah hamrick married george magness oct 1794 linclon co n.c.
    DARRAL LAWSON

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    Re: Hamrick

    Posted by: Harriet Frye Date: January 30, 2000 at 15:54:15

    In Reply to: Re: Hamrick by Nancy Clark of 384

    Nancy, I'm trying to find out more about Sarah Hamrick, the first wife of Perygren Mackness, whose family moved to the Mecklenburg/Old Tryon County, NC area in the 1760's. Tradition among the North Carolina families is that Sarah was the daughter of George Hamrick and Nancy Cook, but I've seen a variation that says she was the daughter of Moses Bridges Hamrick. Do you know anything about any of this?

    Also, do you know anything about the claim by Rev. Jones, who wrote the old book about this family, that the George Hamrick who married Nancy Cook was the same George Hamerich who emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1731? After looking at the records of these two men, I think Rev. Jones might have been guessing.

    Anything you can tell me about George and Nancy would be helpful. Thanks.

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    Children:
    1. William Magness was born 0___ 1747, Prince George's County, Maryland; died 6 May 1816, (Rutherford County) North Carolina; was buried Roberts Family Cemetery, Kings Mountain, Cleveland County, North Carolina.
    2. James Magness was born ~ 1750, (Prince George's County, Maryland); died ~ 1781.
    3. Perry Green Magness, Jr. was born 0___ 1753, Prince George's County, Maryland; died 0___ 1785, (Rutherford County) North Carolina.
    4. Benjamin Magness was born 6 Apr 1754, Prince George's County, Maryland; died 26 Jan 1828, Rutherford County, North Carolina.
    5. Jonathan Magness was born 0___ 1757, Prince George's County, Maryland; died 0___ 1834, Magness, Independence County, Arkansas; was buried Magness Cemetery, Magness, Independence County, Arkansas.
    6. Samuel Magness was born ~ 1761, Prince George's County, Maryland; died 0___ 1831, Marion County, Arkansas.
    7. Zachariah Magness was born ~ 1759, Prince George's County, Maryland.
    8. Robert Magness was born 0___ 1763, Frederick County, Virginia; died 22 Jun 1837, Pulaski County, Arkansas.
    9. Joseph Magness was born 0___ 1765, (Bedford County) Virginia; died Warren County, Kentucky.
    10. 36. George Magness was born 0___ 1768, Lincoln County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1817, Orange County, Indiana.
    11. Sarah Magness was born 16 Feb 1772, Lincoln County, North Carolina; died 16 Oct 1828, Lincoln County, North Carolina; was buried Roberts Family Cemetery, Kings Mountain, Cleveland County, North Carolina.

  7. 74.  Achilles Durham was born 0___ 1741, Commonwealth of Virginia (son of John William 'William' Durham and Sarah Elizabeth "Elizabeth" Cate); died 0___ 1814, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Residence: Haw River, Alamance County, North Carolina
    • Also Known As: Akillis Durham
    • Residence: 0___ 1783, Rutherford County, North Carolina

    Notes:

    According to family tradition, the Durhams were descended from the Durhams who were the Lairds of Grange in Forfarshire, Scotland. The original charter was granted in 1322 by Robert Bruce, King of Scotland, to Sir William Durham, who became the first Laird of Grange.

    Robert Lee Durham said that his great-great-grandfather, Achilles Durham, was born in Virginia. Kate Durham, Achilles' great-granddaughter, said that he was born in England and came to Virginia as an infant with his parents.

    In 1995, Marla Goodrich said she heard Achilles was in Lunenburg County, Virginia, prior to coming to North Carolina.

    Achilles Durham moved from Virginia with his mother, Elizabeth Cates Durham, to the Haw River settlement of Orange County, North Carolina. There he married a widow, Mrs. Mary Cates Hardin, in 1770. In 1783, they moved to what is now Cleveland County, North Carolina, almost exactly on the line between Lincoln and Rutherford Counties.

    Achilles' mother died in Rutherford County and was buried near where the present town of Shelby was later located. After the death of his first wife who was the mother of all his children, Achilles married Edith Hicks on March 21, 1806. They moved to South Carolina and settled in what is now Spartanburg County. Achilles died there and was buried at Buck Creek Baptist Church, which is a few miles north of Spartanburg.

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    20 Sep 2009:

    http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/burke/census/morgandis.txt

    This census is from Microcopy No. T-498 Roll 2

    "Durhan, Kellis 2,2,5,0,0"

    1790 Census North Carolina
    Rutherford County Morgan District

    2 of 1st # free white males 16 year upwards and head of families
    2 of 2nd # free white males under 16 years
    5 of 3rd # free white females and head of families
    0 of 4th # all other free persons
    0 of 5th # slaves

    21 Apr 2012: Found this interesting research on Achilles' antecedents which runs contrary to current DURHAM ancestry... http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~donnykrun/Richard_Durham_Research.htm

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    I have numbered the generations and put a little information about these 11 generations of Durhams.I have siblings for some of these Durhams and more extensive notes, especially about problems resulting from information from different people.I cannot vouch for the accuracy of this information, as I got it from at least four different sources.If you want the complete file, email me at mdr36@gnt.net.Can you give me birth, marriage, and death dates forAchilles and his siblings?I’m hoping to connect Achilles to my DURHAMs.Thanks.

    1. William DURHAM. Born About 1322.Died during the reign of Prince David Bruce who reigned until 1371.
    2. Michael DURHAM. Born About 1397.
    3. John DURHAM. Born About 1457.
    4. Thomas DURHAM. Born About 1480.
    5. John DURHAM. Born About 1507.
    6. Alexander DURHAM. Born After 1525. Minder of the Royal Mint.Married Janet ERSKINE, daughter of John ERSKINE, Baronof Dun.Living in 1525. 6th Baron of Grange.
    7. William DURHAM. Born About 1554. Ancestor of the DURHAMs of the Grange. 7th Lord of Grange
    8. William DURHAM. Born About 1609. 8th Lord of Grange
    9. William DURHAM. Born After 1609. 9th Laird of Grange (Durham 1990).
    10. William DURHAM. Born Before 1700 in England. Died inVA.He married Elizabeth CATES. Born Before 1710. Died in Cleveland Co., NC.
    11. Achilles DURHAM. Born About 1750 in England?/NC?/VA?. Died About 1810, buried in Buck Creek Ch.Cem., Spartanburg, SC.He first married Mary Unica CATES, 1770 in Orange Co., NC.Born Before 1755 in VA. Died Before 1806 in Cleveland,Rutherford Co., NC.

    1. William DURHAM. Born About 1322.Died during the reign of Prince David Bruce who reigned until 1371.
    2. Michael DURHAM. Born About 1397.
    3. John DURHAM. Born About 1457.
    4. Thomas DURHAM. Born About 1480.
    5. John DURHAM. Born About 1507.
    6. Alexander DURHAM. Born After 1525. Minder of the Royal Mint.Married Janet ERSKINE, daughter of John ERSKINE, Baronof Dun.Living in 1525. 6th Baron of Grange.
    7. William DURHAM. Born About 1554. Ancestor of the DURHAMs of the Grange. 7th Lord of Grange
    8. William DURHAM. Born About 1609. 8th Lord of Grange
    9. William DURHAM. Born After 1609. 9th Laird of Grange (Durham 1990).
    10. William DURHAM. Born Before 1700 in England. Died in VA.He married Elizabeth CATES. Born Before 1710. Died in Cleveland Co., NC.
    11. Achilles DURHAM. Born About 1750 inEngland?/NC?/VA?. Died About 1810, buried in Buck Creek Ch.Cem., Spartanburg, SC.He first married Mary Unica CATES, 1770 in Orange Co., NC.Born Before 1755 in VA. Died Before 1806 in Cleveland,Rutherford Co., NC. His name is spelled Akillis in some NC records (North Carolina Marriages 1717-1868, Hunting for Bears).

    His name is spelled Akillis in some NC records (North Carolina Marriages 1717-1868, Hunting for Bears).

    Shirley CARTER says he was born in VA, and came to the Haw River settlement of Orange Co., NC with his widowed mother, Elizabeth, while in his youth.About 1783, Achilles came to Rutherford Co., NC along with his mother, wife and children; they settled near the Lincoln/Rutherford Co., line where present-day Shelby is. His mother died there. His wife, Mary, died shortly after 1800.

    .
    RockyIII@aol.com. (prob. Rocky Strickland).

    Info from a letter to Melvin DURHAM from Shirley CARTER, Rt. 5, Box 208C, Andalusia, AL 36420.

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    Achilles Durham & Mary Cates

    ACHILLES DURHAM married MARY CATES. He was the son of ELIZABETH CATES and possibly WILLIAM DURHAM.

    Some interesting reading on this family:

    http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/DURHAM/2001-06/0993659926

    From: RockyIII@aol.com
    Subject: Re: Durham family in Rutherford Co., NC
    Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 12:38:46 EDT


    Greg,

    Welcome to the list! The Achilles Durham (1825-1901) you mentioned who was married to Amelia Beam (1823-1900) was the son of Lemuel Newton Durham (1798-1881) and Temperance Scruggs (1802-1887). Lemuel was a son of Charles Alexander Durham (1773-1850) and Patience Davis (1772-1862). Charles was a son of Achilles Durham (ca. 1740 - ca. 1814)

    I believe Elizabeth Durham (1779-1846), wife of Berryman Hicks (1778-1839)and mother of Artimency Hicks Lovelace (1813-1854), was the daughter of Achilles Durham (ca. 1740 - ca. 1814) and Mary Cates. I have the children of Achilles Durham and Mary Cates as follows:

    Charles Alexander Durham (1773-1850)
    Sarah Durham
    Mary "Polly" Durham
    Richard Durham (1777-1844)
    Elizabeth Durham (born 1-31-1779 Orange Co., NC, died 4-24-1846 Spartanburg Co., SC)

    Achilles Durham, supposedly as a youth, moved from Virginia with his mother,Elizabeth Cates, to the Haw River settlement of Orange County, North Carolina. There he married a widow, Mrs. Mary Cates Hardin, in 1770. He was listed in the 1779 Orange County tax roll.

    In 1783, Achilles moved to what is now Cleveland County, North Carolina,almost exactly on the line between Lincoln and Rutherford Counties, bringing his mother, wife, and children.

    Achilles Durham purchased 200 acres of land from Jonathan Davis on December 21, 1791 for 50 pds., and he sold the land to John Lindsey on October 8, 1792, for 60 pds. (Chatham County, NC, deed records).

    There are two Durhams listed as heads of households in the 1790 census of would have included his mother. William Durham was listed in the 14th Company, Morgan District, with himself and one son over 16, and two women in the family.

    Achilles' mother died in Rutherford County and was buried near where the present town of Shelby was later located. After the death of his first wife who was the mother of all his children, Achilles married Edith Hicks on March 21, 1806.

    In "Rutherford County, North Carolina Abstracts of Wills, 1779-1822," p. 52,abstracted and compiled by Carolina Heath Davis, an Edith Durham received 10 shillings as the daughter of Richard Hicks. Two grandchildren with the surname Hicks also inherited.

    On January 23, 1801, Achilles Durham purchased 100 acres of land on both David Forrester for $100. Witnesses were Beryman Hicks and David Cantrell. The witness oath was dated March 4, 1802, and signed by Beryman Hicks. The 330-332).

    On December 9, 1809, Achiles Durham of Rutherford County, North Carolina, sold 100 acres of land on the waters of Buck Creek to Daniel Cantrell of Spartanburg District, South Carolina, for $140. Witnesses were John Martin, John Blackwell, and Dicy Hicks. The witness oath was dated August 18, 1812, and signed by John Blackwell. The deed was recorded on April 6, 1813 (Spartanburg County, SC, Deed Book N, 282-283).

    In the 1810 census of Rutherford County, an "Acles" Durham was listed as head were also three children listed, the youngest under 10.

    Achilles was buried at Buck Creek Baptist Church, which is a few miles north established by 1815, at which time he was not listed as a member. This would put Achilles' death sometime around 1813-1815.

    Robert Lee Durham, a great-great-grandson of Achilles Durham, wrote an Thursday, April 30, 1936. He wrote, "I visited the Buck Creek Baptist Church and cemetery a few years ago; and found there are many unmarked graves in it; of this first Achilles Durham."

    Rocky Strickland
    http://members.aol.com/rockyiii


    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~donnykrun/Richard_Durham_Research.htm

    Here are the two original family accounts. This is the first Durham story.

    Another old original document was written by Robert L. Durham who was a decendent to Achilles Durham. This clipping appeared in the Forrest City, North Carolina Courier Thursday, April 30, 1936. "The first Achilles Durham, who moved into Rutherford County about the year 1783, came from Virginia, bringing with him his mother, whose maiden name was Elizabeth Cates."

    After years of searching for the illusive Elizabeth Cates let me share my findings. Throughout the world in the early 1700s there were only four places to find an Elizabeth Cates. In Norfolk, England, New Hampshire, Virginia with the Robert Cates family, and in Beaufort, North Carolina. If you believe the story that Elizabeth Cates was the mother of Achilles and Matthew Durham then you are looking for a person born between 1700-1715. Keep in mind also, that for practical purposes, Elizabeth Cates would have had been able to have children for a twenty year period. You then have to ask the question where were the other children? There were several women with name Elizabeth Cates, all born in that range between 1700-1715. The only problem, they all married someone other than a Durham and appear to have lived somewhere other than where we find Achilles and Matthew lived. A similar analysis was done with the names Margaret, Betty, and Rachel Cates. None of these names matched the Durham family story but were used with a high degree of frequency during this time. With all the information that has been gathered on the Robert Cates, Sr. family, there seems to be no child by that name either. Later generations give us several Elizabeth Cates, but none that could be the mother of Achilles or Matthew Durham.

    "They came from the Haw River Settlement in Orange County, North Carolina where Achilles married Mrs. Mary Hardin, and their son, Charles Alexander Durham and presumably their oldest son, Richard Durham was born. To them was born a daughter, Elizabeth whether in Orange County or after they moved to what is now Cleveland County, but were at that time almost exactly near the line between Lincoln and Rutherford Counties. In this Lincoln--Rutherford home Elizabeth Cates Durham, mother of Achilles died and was buried in about a mile and one half of where Shelby was afterwards located."

    Keep in mind that Elizabeth Cates died around 1783. This is important because it fits with our timeline for her birth and child bearing years. "After the death of his first wife (Mrs. Mary Hardin) who was the mother of his children, Achilles Durham married another widow, Mrs. Edith Hicks, on 21 March, 1808; after which they moved to South Carolina and settled in what is now Spartanburg County. Then Achilles died and was buried at Buck Creek Baptist Church which is eight miles north of Spartanburg."

    A note on Achilles and the Buck Creek Baptist Church. Achilles died in about 1813 and there are land transactions showing that he donated land to the Church. Actual Church records and the formation of the Church took place in 1715. This has been confirmed by my visiting Buck Creek Baptist Church on several occasions.

    Let's look at what can be gleaned from this story. A women named Elizabeth Cates existed. There are no birth records, and no account of who Matthew and Achilles' father was in this account. So what can we deduce? Elizabeth was not really the mother of Achilles and Matthew, or she was some other relationship to them. Keep that idea in the back of your mind.

    Here is the second Durham story. The earliest known reference to the Durhams of Scotland can be found in a manuscript entitled, History of Nathaniel Evans of Cat Fish Creek and his Decedents, by James Daniel Evans in 1905. It appears that Cicero A. or C.A. Durham provided the original information. (He would be almost five generations separated from the first Achilles Durham.) Durham Excursus.*

    Major Solon A. Durham was the oldest son of Charles Crawford and Eunice Jane (Evans) Durham of Shelby, N.C. Charles Crawford Durham was born 20th February, 1820, and died 1st August, 1897. He saw service through the Civil War for the South. He was the son of Charles Alexander Durham, born 5th June, 1773; died 13th March, 1853; married 31st January, 1793. Patience, daughter of Capt. Benjamin Davis, who was born 24th December, 1731; married Rebecca ___________, born 25th October, 1741. Capt. Davis was prominent in the forces of the Revolution. The father of Charles A. Durham was Achilles Durham, Esquire, of Haw River, North Carolina, and was born about 1720. He was brought as an infant by his father, William, from England. He married Mrs. Catharine Hardin. His father, William, was lineally descended from William, 9th Laird of Grange. ( Since I Was Born, written by a descendent of Achilles Durham, Robert L. Durham very clearly states that his ancestor came from Forfar, Dundee Scotland).

    This story is more appealing to me than the first. It has more truth, and yet makes less sense. I'll explain this as we go along. Many researchers have pointed to a Thomas Durham as a potential father to the boys. And then there is the Thomas Durham who married Margaret Peggy Lindsey. Let me stop and review what we have on him. Thomas is thought to be born in Durham, England in 1695-96. The problem I have on him is that we have birth records dating back to the 1200s in England, and yet there is no specific date for his birth. This is the same problem I have with the 1720 date associated with the second story of Achilles Durham's birth. And if by some chance Thomas and Achilles, and Matthew were Scottish, then we should see them also with a real month, day, year date in the very good Scottish Records. Another point that makes Durham research difficult in Scotland are the many variations of the spelling Durham: Durham, Dirram, Dorham, Dunholme, Durame, Dureame, Dureham, Duren, Dirom, Dyrham, Durhame, and Durrame. I have encountered each during my research with the Scottish Records Office.

    One conclusion is that the Durhams came from Ireland where records were lost. Another conclusion is that these individuals were born in wilderness areas of America where just no records existed. In Thomas case, I believe he was born in England around 1700-1705. With Achilles being born in 1720 and we know he died in 1813, well you do the math, 93 years. Possible, not likely. From 1740 to 1770 what was Achilles doing, and where were all the children he might have had during this time? In the years 1720-1722 there are no know records of William Durham on a ship manifest.

    … It is my firm belief that Matthew and Achilles were also orphaned. They were raised by the Cates family in Virginia and later North Carolina. This is evidenced by the name "Richard" Durham taken from the Robert Cates', Sr. family. Later, we see that Achilles marries a Cates.

    Elizabeth Pugh, wife of Robert Cates, Sr. helped to raise the boys. They did farm work, then learned surveying skills (Chain Carriers) as evidenced by land transactions uncovered by Dr. Banks Cates. In 1770 Achilles is still surveying and searching for iron ore on the Yadkin River. (Quaker Meeting House near) Elizabeth Pugh also outlived Robert Cates and probably died around 1783.

    And it is from this Cates-Durham relationship born out of hardship and survival that we see how they call Elizabeth Cates their mother, which is a connection that no one could prove. Look at the tons of Cates notes provided by Dr. Banks Cates which show the Cates family migration from Virginia to Orange County, North Carolina. It is clear that Durham and Cates became interconnected through their Quaker faith. And if you follow the locations where you find the Durham and Cates families you will see the southern migration patterns of the Quakers. Researchers will note that the Cheek family who intermarry with the Durhams were also Quakers that migrated to Orange County, North Carolina. And the very first time we see Achilles Durham as an adult, he is surveying near the Yadkin River, home to many of the Quakers who migrated from Pennsylvania.

    http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/durham/699/
    His name is spelled Akillis in some NC records (North Carolina Marriages 1717-1868, Hunting for Bears).

    His name is spelled Akillis in some NC records (North Carolina Marriages 1717-1868, Hunting for Bears).

    Shirley CARTER says he was born in VA, and came to the Haw River settlement of Orange Co., NC with his widowed mother, Elizabeth, while in his youth. About 1783, Achilles came to Rutherford Co., NC along with his mother, wife and children; they settled near the Lincoln/Rutherford Co., line where present-day Shelby is. His mother died there. His wife, Mary, died shortly after 1800.

    Shirley CARTER says he was born in VA, and came to the Haw River settlement of Orange Co., NC with his widowed mother, Elizabeth, while in his youth. About 1783, Achilles came to Rutherford Co., NC along with his mother, wife and children; they settled near the Lincoln/Rutherford Co., line where present-day Shelby is. His mother died there. His wife, Mary, died shortly after 1800. Research: Kenneth L. Durham 1990.

    end of biography

    Achilles married Mary Unica 'Unicy' Cate 0___ 1771, Orange County, North Carolina. Mary (daughter of Thomas "Road Tom" Cate and Elizabeth Ann Fussell) was born 0___ 1754, Orange County, North Carolina; died 13 Nov 1794, Cleveland County, North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  8. 75.  Mary Unica 'Unicy' Cate was born 0___ 1754, Orange County, North Carolina (daughter of Thomas "Road Tom" Cate and Elizabeth Ann Fussell); died 13 Nov 1794, Cleveland County, North Carolina.
    Children:
    1. Charles Alexander Durham was born 5 Jun 1773, Orange County, North Carolina; died 13 Mar 1850, Cleveland County, North Carolina; was buried Sandy Run Baptist Church Cemetery, Mooresboro, Cleveland County, North Carolina.
    2. Sarah Durham was born ~ 1775, (North Carolina).
    3. 37. Mary "Polly" Durham was born ~ 1776, North Carolina; died 0___ 1840, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    4. Elizabeth Durham was born 30 Jan 1779, Orange County, North Carolina; died 24 Apr 1846, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried New Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery, Cherokee County, South Carolina.
    5. John Durham was born 0___ 1794, South Carolina; died ~ 1845, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

  9. 32.  Abraham Cantrell was born 0___ 1744, Virginia (son of John Cantrell, Sr. and Hannah Jane Brittain); died 0___ 1826, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Old Bildad Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot
    • Residence: 0___ 1810, Warren County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    "Moved to Rockingham County, North Carolina as a small child with his parents, later to South Carolina and there died shortly after his father, leaving no will recorded in the records of that county. It was about the time of his death that most of the Warren County, Tennessee, families came over and settled. His descendants most all came between 1804 and 1824 to that section.

    Abraham married twice. The name of his first wife is unknown. His second wife was a Miss ____ Watson of South Carolina. He served as a Revolutionary Soldier in the Salisbury District, North Carolina. He owned land on Buck Creek in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, and was a member of the Buck Creek Baptist Church, located three and one-half miles from Mayo, South Carolina, Spartanburg, County...Abraham was one of the executors of his father's estate.

    His name is on the pay rolls of the soldiers in the the auditor's office at Raleigh, North Carolina. He is shown in the census of 1790 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, having moved there shortly before.

    He died after 1814 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. No will is recorded there nor is there any record showing the exact date or year of his death. He drops from the church record in 1815. He and his two wives had:"


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    FAMILY OF CAPT. ABRAHAM CANTRELL 1744-1814
    Posted by: Mildred Clark (ID *****4279) Date: June 06, 2008 at 14:56:01
    of 6774

    After posting the documentations for BARTON LOVELACE, first husband of LUCY WATSON, I had to revise my own direct line back to Capt. Abraham Cantrell and his first wife ??? ??? because he didn't marry Lucy Watson Lovelace until after 1786. This is what I now have.

    Comments are welcome along with any other proofs or information. John "Johnny Flat" Cantrell's mother wasn't Lucy Watson Lovelace. I need any information for his full siblings Thomas and Richard. Mildred Seburn Clark
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    Descendants of Abraham Cantrell, Capt.

    Generation No. 1

    1. Abraham5 Cantrell, Capt. (John4, Joseph3, Richard2 Cantrill, ???1) was born Abt. 1744 in Christiana Hundred,nr Wilmington, New Castle Co, PA (now Del.), and died Abt. 1814 in Prob Spartanburg Co, SC. He married (1) ??? ??? Bet. 1769 - 1770 in prob Orange Co, NC. She was born in prob Orange Co, NC, and died Abt. 1782. He married (2) Lucy Watson Abt. 1787. She was born Abt. 1744.

    Notes for Abraham Cantrell, Capt.:
    per: #4 Cantrill-Cantrell Genealogy by Christie 1938 pages 8 & 9; DAR #608378; Tennessee Cousins by Worth S. Ray 1966 p 548 (Fayetteville, AR library).

    Abraham Cantrell was born New Castle County, Pennsylvania (now Wilmington, Delaware). He moved to Rockingham County, North Carolina as a small child with his parents. He moved later to South Carolina and died there shortly after his father leaving to will recorded. About the same time he died, most of his children settled Warren County, Tennessee from South Carolina, coming about 1804 to 1824 to that section.

    Abraham married twice to:

    m1_______________?
    m2Lucy Watson of South Carolina.

    Abraham Cantrell was a Revolutionary Soldier in Salisburg District, North Carolina. He was a member of Buck Creek Church in Spartanbrug South Carolina.

    Abraham Sr. moved to No Carolina with parents. He served in the Rev. War from Salisbury District and appears on pay rolls of NC soldiers in auditor's office in Raleigh. Traditions says that he was a captain. After the Rev. War he moved with his siblings to Spartanburg County, South Carolina. the 1790 Census lists him as head of the family having 2 sons over 16, 2 sons under sixteen and one daughter. In 1792 he purchased 192 acres on Buck Creek. In 1803 he was one of the administrators of father John Cantrell's estate.
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    Warren G. Cantrell sent Family Group Record to Mildred Dotterer 18 Jan 1999: 9 pages of John Caskey descendants:

    Sarah Cantrell b 1794 96th Dist SC d 1870 De Kalb co, TN in the 1850-1860 1870 census of DeKalb Co, TN is the dau of CAPTAIN Abraham Cantrell b 1744 and Lucy Lovelace nee WATSON b abt 1744. She married 1810 John Durham and was apparently married to a Mr. Lovelace before she married Captain Abraham Cantrell.

    Warren G. Cantrell (now deceased)
    1913 Willowbend Dr.
    Killeen, TX 76543
    (254) 699-2143
    (Wgcantrell@aol.com)
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    Marriage Notes for Abraham Cantrell and Lucy Watson:
    Date of marriage to Lucy Watson of 1785 is from David Hennessee. It would have been after 1786 when charges were brought against Barton Lovelace, Lucy's first husband. He supposedly drowned in the Potomac Rive. No proof. William Cantrell drowned in the Potomac River during the Revolutionary War.

    Children of Abraham Cantrell and ??? ??? are:

    2 i. THOMAS CANTRELL.

    3 ii.RICHARD CANTRELL, born March 10, 1771 in Orange (now Rockingham) Co, NC; died Bet. 1830 - 1840 in Warren Co, TN. He married Constance Bethel February 18, 1794 in Spartanburg Co, SC; born October 22, 1776 in Guilford (now Rockingham) Co, NC; died Bet. 1830 - 1840 in Franklin Co, IL.

    4 iii.JOHN "Johnny Flathead" CANTRELL, born 1773 in VA or NC; died Aft. October 1855 in Warren Co, TN. He married Mary Adkins 1793 in Spartanburg Co, SC; born 1774 in Spartanburg Co, SC; died Aft. October 1850 in Warren Co, TN.

    Notes for John "Johnny Flathead" Cantrell:
    "Cantrill-Cantrell Genealogy by Christie 1938 pages 15 & 16.
    John "Johnnie Flat" Cantrill moved to Tennessee.
    Records are at McMinnville in Warren County, Tenn from 1824 to 1855.
    Land grants are on the North side of Sink Creek.

    P. 14: ...a son John ("Johnny Flat" Davis) born 1773 NC moved with parents to Spartanburg, SC where he married Mary Adkins and had a large family. He moved to Tennessee settling in Warren County, on Sink Creek in a section later called DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    John "Jackie" Davis (son of John "Johnny Flat Davis and Mary Adkins), is listed in error as JACKSON. "Jack" is a nickname for John. In another account he has a middle name of LEWIS.

    Occupation: farmer.

    He moved with his parents to Spartanburg Co, SC near Mayo, where he married and had a large family. He moved to Tennessee by 1810 and settled in Warren County on Sink Creek which became a part of DeKalb County-Christie
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    BIOGRAPHY: Settled in Spartanburg Co., SC, where he was called "Johnny Flat" to distinguish him from the other John Cantrells in the area. Moved to TN perhaps about 1810. Records at McMinnville, Warren Co., TN from 1824-1855 of grants of land made to him on the north side of Sink Creek.

    John Cantrell [Parents] "Johnny Flat" 1 was born in 1773 in , , NC, USA. He died in , , TN, USA. He married Mary Adkins estimated 1793.

    [Notes]
    Mary Adkins was born about 1775 in , Spartanburg, SC, USA. She died in , , TN, USA. She married John Cantrell estimated 1793.

    They had the following children:

    M i Abraham Cantrell
    F ii Elinda (Nellie) Cantrell
    F iii Melissa Cantrell was born estimated 1797.
    M iv Sampson Cantrell was born in 1799.
    F v Syrena Cantrell
    M vi Madison Cantrell was born about 1805.
    M vii William Riley Cantrell
    There are further notes on: Abraham, Elinda (a/k/a Elender md John Lewis Davis of DeKalb Co, TN, son of David Davis, Jr. and Rebecca McMechen, dau of William McMechen), Syrena, William Riley Cantrell
    Source: http:www.strutton.org/strutton_database/allfamily/pafg120.htm#3260 from William Chilton June 3, 2003
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    The following letter was written by Nancy Strother Smith (Mrs. J. W. Lee), daughter of Rebecca Maizie Davis Smith, dau. of John Lewis Davis and Ellender "Nellie" Cantrell of DeKalb Co, TN. Rebecca Maizie Davis was the family Historian from the time she was a child until she died. She married James W. Lee. Nancy Strother Smith Lee gave each of her three children a copy of her journal. James W. Lee, Jr.'s Journal was passed down to James W. Lee, III who has posted items on the DeKalb County site on usgenweb. Nancy sent the letter to Jerry L. Cantrell who died in the automobile crash on his way to be married in Las Vegas. Jerry's things went to various family members. Warren G. Cantrell ended up with some of the letters and Ann Goszinski, aunt of Sandy Wainwright ended up with some of them. Most valuable to Mildred I. Seburn Clark is the following letter to Jerry L. Cantrell from Nancy Strother Smith Lee (Mrs. J. W. Lee). Sandy Wainwright gave me what is below:

    The letter:
    Now John, Called "Johnny Flathead", married Mary Adkins. Their children were:
    Sampson, Madison, Abraham,, William Riley, Serene and Nellie, my grandmother.
    Sampson married and took his family to Alabama. Madison married Nellie Cantrell and went to Mississippi and had six children. They were: Jane, Nancy, Robert, John, Elizabeth, and Melissa Cantrell.
    Abraham married Jennie Robbs, no doubt about that! Their children were:
    Collins, John, Jefferson (who married ms. West), William (who married Sallie Mullican), eight children, Sallie married Mr. Wilkerson. I knew their son Cleve Wilkerson and went to school with his children. Susan married Tom Cantrell. Lissie (Melissa) married Richard Cantrell. Tom and Richard were brothers, and were sons of Peter and Polly Cantrell. They were also brothers-in-law to Alex Davis, (my mother's brother). Alex Davis and his father-in-law went with their families to Dade County, Mo., when they were young. Alex Davis made two visits back to Smithville, and died in Missouri at 100 years old.

    A daughter of John and Mary Adkins Cantrell was Nellie Cantrell, my grandmother. She married John (Jackie) Lewis Davis. I never heard my grandmother called by the name you mentioned. Everyone called her Nellie. My grandparents were both born in Spartanburg, SC and Rebecca, my mother, and her sister Amanda, were both born in Tennessee. My grandparents both lived to be 87 years old, and both died in an accident. They raised 12 children to be up in years, and never had a doctor in the house. (Strong and Healthy). I have a nephew, James Carlyn Moore who is one of the men at Pepperdine College, Los Angeles. You may meet him sometime. If you should, tell him that you and he are kin. I appreciate all that you sent me. I hope that you will write again and tell me about your family. Anything you will write will be of interest to me. Give my respects to your grandfather. Sincerely, Your cousin,
    Mrs. J. W. Lee (Nancy Strother Smith)
    Author of the letter: The letter was sent to my uncle Jerry Cantrell in the early 1960s........My aunt's name is Goskini......she doesn't post anything.....But she has thousands of pieces of papers, wills. Letters etc............I found IDA married twice.....and another kid, but can't read the name...
    from Sandy Wainwright to Mildred I. (Seburn) Clark Oct, 2002. Sandy said her uncle Jerry had planned to do a book in the 1960's but died before he could. His papers then were divided among the family and Warren G. Cantrell received part of them.
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    Rebecca Davis Smith died in 1931. Nancy Strother Davis Lee was her daughter. John "Johnny Flathead" Cantrell was the father of Ellenor "Nellie" Cantrell who married John Lewis "Jackie" Davis. . Tom, Richard and Druzilla E. Cantrell were the children of Peter Cantrell and Mary Elizabeth "Polly" Davis, sister of John Lewis "Jackie" Davis. I have a paper copy of a photo of Rebecca Davis and her children from John Gray Davis-Mildred I. Seburn Clark.


    Children of ABRAHAM CANTRELL and LUCY WATSON LOVELACE are:

    5i. ABRAHAM CANTRELL, born 1789 in VA or SC; died 1846 in Warren Co (now DeKalb), TN. He married Sarah Durham 1813 in Spartanburg, SC.

    Notes for Abraham Cantrell:
    http://www.dmitchelljones.org/can4.htm has a site for Cantrell, Mullican, and other lines.



    6 ii. WATSON CANTRELL, born 1790 in VA or Spartanburg Co, SC; died January 25, 1870 in DeKalb Co, TN. He married Mary Elizabeth Martin Abt. 1814 in prob Spartanburg Co, SC; born Bet. 1793 - 1795 in NC or Spartanburg Co, SC; died October 25, 1860 in DeKalb Co, TN.

    Notes for Watson Cantrell:
    Watson Cantrell helped organize the new DeKalb county in Tennessee. Occupation: farmer, $1200 land value.
    Warren G. Cantrell: Watson Cantrell moved to Tenn between 1814 and 1824. In 1824 he received a grant of land on Sink Creek in a part of Warren Co, TN that is now in DeKalb Co, TN.

    Watson Cantrell, 15 Jan 1870 is his date of death- Mildred I. Seburn Clark had.
    Watson Cantrell date of death 25 Jan 1870-date of by Sandy Wainwright

    7 iii. ELIZABETH CANTRELL, born Bet. 1791 - 1792 in SC; died 1836 in DeKalb Co, TN. She married Tilman Potter 1809 in prob DeKalb Co, TN; born Bet. 1790 - 1792 in Spartanburg Co, SC; died May 09, 1841 in DeKalb Co, TN.

    Notes for Tilman Potter:
    Tilman may have been the son of Ephraim Potter of Mayo, Spartanburg, SC, however direct proof is lacking-Edith Whitley.Will was proven May 7, 1841 DeKalb Co, TN.

    8 iv. SARAH CANTRELL, born 1794 in 96th Dist, SC; died Aft. 1850. She married John Caskey; born Bet. 1794 - 1796 in Chester Co, SC; died Abt. 1856 in DeKalb Co, TN.

    Notes for John Caskey:
    William L. Bigham, 452 County Road 754, Riceville, TN 37370
    www.rootsweb.com/~tnmcminn/ThomasCantrell.htm (Jan 1999):
    THOMAS CANTRELL INCLUDING WILLIAM HENRY COOKE DECENDANTS 5 pages, William L. Bigham lists as his source:
    The Cantrill-Cantrell Geneology, first pub in 1908 by Mrs. Susan Cantrill Christie; 2nd by Mrs. W. E. Benson & Mrs. Jack Slayden, Bowie, TX (William L. Bigham also notes for more info on the Cantrell-Newman fam to contact him.
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    1097. vii. SARAH m JOHN KASKIE. THEY MOVED TO MO. (I think this is the line of Warren G. Cantrell of Killeen, TN and they moved to De Kalb Co, TN) Thomas Kaskie prob his bro married Sarah's sister Brazaila (a note they also moved to MO-Warren in an email mentions Brazella.

    Note that John Caskey had two marriages to two women of THE SAME NAME but of different parents.

    Warren G. Cantrell sent 2 family group sheets of the Caskey's: Thomas Caskey and John Caskey to Mildred Dotterer. I left his info in this data base and added the submitters of Jerry L. Young's book to it.
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    April 5, 2004:
    Contact Info: GeorgePark@aol.com

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    Descendants of John CASKEY - 20 Jul 1997
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    FIRST GENERATION
    1. John CASKEY was born between 1740 and 1745 in Ballymoney, Ballymoney,
    Ireland. He died on 5 Dec 1785 in Rocky Creek, Chester, SC. He was married to Esther about 1767 in Ballymoney, Ballymoney, Ireland. Esther was born about 1750 in Ireland. She died in , Chester District, SC.

    John CASKEY and Esther had the following children:
    +2 i. Isabell CASKEY.
    +3 ii. Robert CASKEY.
    +4 iii. Thomas CASKEY sr.
    +5 iv. Mary CASKEY.
    6 v. John CASKEY was born about 1780 in Camden, Chester, SC. He died about 1786 in Camden, Chester, SC. He was buried about 1786 in Camden, Chester, SC.
    +7 vi. Joseph H CASKEY.

    SECOND GENERATION
    2. Isabell CASKEY was born about 1768 in Ireland. She was married to William REEDY (son of Laurence REEDY). William REEDY was born.
    Isabell CASKEY and William REEDY had the following
    children:
    8 i. John REEDY

    3. Robert CASKEY was born before 1770 in Ireland. He was born abt 1770 in allymoney, Ballymoney, Ireland. He died in 1840 in Tn.. He died in , Randolph County, AL. He was buried in , Randolph County, AL.
    Mary CORK (daughter of John CORK and Elizabeth) was born.
    Robert CASKEY and Mary CORK had the following children:
    +9 i. Robert CASKEY.
    +10 ii. George CASKEY.
    +11 iii. John CASKEY.
    +12 iv. Thomas Leroy CASKEY.
    13 v. Unknown CASKEY was born in 1800.
    +14 vi. William Robert CASKEY.
    15 vii. Unknown CASKEY was born in 1810.
    +16 viii. Susan L CASKEY.
    (these are carried down)

    THIRD GENERATION
    11. John CASKEY was born in 1796 in , Chester County, SC. He was born in 1796 in SC?. He died after 1870 in , DeKalb County, TN. He was buried after 1870 in, DeKalb County, TN. He died after 1871 in , DeKalb County, TN. He was married to Sarah Jane CANTRELL (daughter of Thomas CANTRELL and
    Elizabeth NORRIS) about 1818 in Athens, McMinn, TN. Sarah Jane CANTRELL was born in
    1794 in Greenville, Greenville, SC. She died after 1870 in Athens, McMinn,
    TN. She was buried after 1870 in Athens, McMinn, TN.

    John CASKEY and Sarah Jane CANTRELL had the following children:
    +57 i. Unknown CASKEY.
    +58 ii. Thomas Reed CASKEY.
    59 iii. CASKEY was born in 1820 in Etowah, McMinn, TN.
    +60 iv. Mary Elizabeth CASKEY.
    +61 v. Margaret CASKEY.
    +62 vi. William Carrol CASKEY.
    63 vii. Unknown CASKEY was born in 1830 in Tn..
    +64 viii. Elizabeth M CASKEY.
    +65 ix. Ester A CASKEY.
    +66 x. Joseph Buckner CASKEY.
    +67 xi. Nancy Mahalie CASKEY.
    (these are carried down)

    FOURTH GENERATION
    62. William Carrol CASKEY was born in 1828 in Liberty, De Kalb, TN. He
    died in, Scott County, AR. He was buried in , Scott County, AR.
    He was married to Sarah G TRUITT on 1 Mar 1849 in , Lawrence County, MO.
    Sarah G TRUITT
    William Carrol CASKEY and Sarah G TRUITT had the following children:
    +184 i. William Horatio CASKEY.
    +185 ii. Sarah M CASKEY.
    186 iii. Ida CASKEY was born in 1855 in , Lawrence County, MO.

    He was married to Mary Elizabeth CANTRELL in 1864 in , Lawrence County, MO.
    Mary Elizabeth CANTRELL was born.
    William Carrol CASKEY and Mary Elizabeth CANTRELL had the following children:
    +187 i. Martha K CASKEY.
    +188 ii. Mary L CASKEY.
    189 iii. Ann Laurie CASKEY was born in 1868 in , Lawrence County, MO.
    +190 iv. Sarah Elizabeth CASKEY.
    +191 v. Bell CASKEY.
    +192 vi. Joseph Thomas CASKEY.
    +193 vii. Carol Cecil CASKEY.
    +194 viii. John Wesley CASKEY.
    (These are carried down)

    FIFTH GENERATION
    184. William Horatio CASKEY was born on 26 Nov 1850 in , Lawrence County,
    MO. He died on 21 Dec 1927 in Leonard, Fannin, TX. He was buried on 23 Dec 1927 in Leonard, Fannin, TX. He was married to Mary Elizabeth PENNICK on 15 Sep 1878 in , Cedar County, MO. Mary Elizabeth PENNICK was born on 26 Nov 1857. She died on 19 Jan 1934 in , Hunt County, TX. She was buried on 21 Jan 1934 in Leonard, Fannin, TX.

    William Horatio CASKEY and Mary Elizabeth PENNICK had the following children:
    528 i. Anne C CASKEY was born on 17 Dec 1878 in , Cedar County, MO.
    529 ii. Josie Lee CASKEY was born on 10 Feb 1882 in, Burnet County, TX.
    +530 iii. Owen Wilson CASKEY.
    531 iv. Daphne Olive CASKEY was born on 3 Mar 1892 in , Fannin County, TX.
    532 v. Willie CASKEY was born on 29 Dec 1893 in Bailey, Fannin, TX. He died on 5 Dec 1946 in , Williamson County, TX. He was buried on 7 Dec 1946 in , Williamson County, TX.
    +533 vi. WayneGilbert CASKEY.
    +534 vii. Richard Pennick CASKEY.

    185. Sarah M CASKEY was born in 1854 in , Lawrence County, MO. She was married to Robert H WEBB on 19 Nov 1871 in , Lawrence County, MO. Robert H WEBB was born in 1851.
    Sarah M CASKEY and Robert H WEBB had the following children:
    535 i. Nancy WEBB was born in 1874 in MO. She died.
    536 ii. daughter WEBB was born in 1879 in MO. She
    died.

    (no further info on 186. Ida Caskey)

    Source of this record is a lengthy report on the Caskey's:

    http://www.rootsweb.com/~scedgefi/pioneers/caskey.txt
    ----
    Mildred Seburn Clark


    http://genforum.genealogy.com/cantrell/messages/6773.html


    end of biography

    Birth: 1744
    Virginia, USA
    Death: 1826
    Warren County
    Tennessee, USA

    He was the son of John Cantrell and was born in the big valley of Virginia where his parents moved in 1737.

    He accompanied them to Orange co. North Carolina in 1753 but he never appears on North Carolina county records.


    Who did he marry and where? The eldest son born 1771 was deceased by 1850, but the 2nd son John "Johnny Flat" stated on the 1850 census of Warren county, Tennessee that he was born in 1773 in Virginia.

    The children of the 2nd marriage were born in South Carolina. He had two sons by 1st marriage and two sons and three daughters by 2nd marriage. Lucy seens to have died ca 1798 in the old 96th District, South Carolina. Abraham never remarried, he moved to Warren county, Tennessee in 1810 and son Richard sold him land, household goods and animals in May 1810.

    Abraham died within 10 months after May 1825 and was buried at the Old Bildad Baptist Church Cemetery.


    Family links:
    Parents:
    John Cantrell (1724 - 1803)

    Spouse:
    Lucy Watson Cantrell (1760 - 1799)*

    Children:
    Richard Cantrell (1771 - ____)*
    Watson Cantrell (1790 - 1870)*

    Siblings:
    Abraham Cantrell (1744 - 1826)
    Isaac Cantrell (1745 - 1804)*
    Joseph Cantrell (1748 - 1804)*
    John Cantrell (1757 - 1825)*
    Thomas Cantrell (1761 - 1830)*
    Thomas Cantrell (1761 - 1830)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    Old Bildad Cemetery
    Keltonburg
    DeKalb County
    Tennessee, USA

    Created by: Lela Parris Koch
    Record added: May 09, 2014
    Find A Grave Memorial# 129484734

    Abraham married Matilda Watson 0___ 1768, Spartanburg County, South Carolina. Matilda (daughter of Samuel Watson and Sarah LNU) was born 0___ 1747, Spartanburg County, South Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  10. 33.  Matilda Watson was born 0___ 1747, Spartanburg County, South Carolina (daughter of Samuel Watson and Sarah LNU).

    Notes:

    Posted By: cherle clark
    Email: ladyclark5@mailcity.com
    Subject: Re: ????? Watson marr. Abraham Cantrell
    Post Date: September 16, 1999 at 16:45:00
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/watson/messages/2919.html
    Forum: Watson Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/watson/


    On the Cantrell genforum it states he was married twice, once to matilda watson ..I believe that was her name and then to her sister Lucy Watson with whom he had the children. My line is from their son Abraham.




    Children:
    1. 38. Richard Cantrell was born 10 Mar 1771, (Orange County) North Carolina; died 0___ 1830, Franklin County, Illinois.
    2. John "Johnny Flat" Cantrell was born 0___ 1773, North Carolina; died Aft 1855, Warren County, Tennessee.

  11. 78.  Sampson Bethell was born 19 Jul 1750, Frederick County, Virginia (son of William Bethell and Jean Hurst); died 10 Feb 1806, Smith County, Tennessee; was buried Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    10 Mar 2006:

    http://www.tngenweb.org/dekalb/sbethell.htm

    The following paper on Sampson Bethell was written by the DeKalb County Historian, Thomas G. Webb. The contents of these pages are copyright 2000 to Thomas G. Webb. all rights are reserved. The information on these pages are free for private use, but may not be included in any compilation or collection in any media form for either private or commercial use without the author's consent. I am using these papers on this page with Mr. Webbs permission.

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    SAMPSON BETHELL and MARY CANTRELL

    Sampson Bethell was born Jul 10, 1750, (1) probably in Frederick County, Virginia. He was almost certainly one of several children of William Bethell and his wife Jean (or Jane) Hurst. His father died in early 1756, when Sampson was only five years old. Apparently his father was a man of many talents; the inventory of his personal effects shows “a parcel of books, carpenters and coopers tools and shoemakers tools, and one violin”. He also owned three slaves.(2) By the time Sampson was ten he had a step-father; his mother by 1760 was married to Larkin Pierpoint. (3) It is not thought that Jean had any children by Larkin Pierpoint, nor is there any evidence that he had children by a previous wife. Sampson Bethell was so young when his father died that he could hardly remember him; apparently Sampson and his step-father had a very close relationship, as Samson named his oldest child Larkin.

    Where and when Sampson Bethell got his education is not known, but he could read, could write an excellent hand, and had enough mathematical ability to do surveying of land. (4) His skill as a surveyor was put to use after Sampson, his mother and step-father, his brothers William and Samuel, and other relatives moved from Virginia to North Carolina about 1770. They settled in Guilford County, in what is now Rockingham County. There Larkin Pierpoint, William Bethell, and Samuel Bethell had farms which either joins or were within a short distance of each other. Although Sampson surveyed land for the others and appears as a witness on their deeds, he does not seem to have owned land himself. Apparently he lived on the homeplace with his mother and step-father, who owned 558 acres. (5)

    Not long after the family moved to North Carolina, Sampson Bethell met the girl who was to become his wife. She was Mary Cantrell, the daughter of Isaac Cantrell and his first wife, Talitha Cloud. Mary was born December 4, 1754, (6) probably in New Castle County, Delaware, where the Cantrells lived before moving to North Carolina by 1758. Mary was one of the older children of her parents. Her father had several children by his first wife (possibly as many as sixteen) and nine more by his second wife. Mary was a young child when the Cantrells made the long trek from Delaware to North Carolina. One or more uncles and various cousins moved at the same time; the Cantrells were a large family. Mary Cantrell was probably better educated than many women of the time; she could at least read and write, for she signed as witness to a deed in 1792. (7) Just when and where Mary Cantrell met Sampson Bethell is not Known, but it was very likely at some sort of church service. Both the Cantrells and the Bethells had strong religious ties, generally to the Baptist Church.

    On August 24, 1773, Sampson Bethell and Mary Cantrell were married. (8) He was twenty-three years old; she was nineteen. During the next twenty-five years, the would have twelve children born to them. During their early years of marriage, they apparently continued to live on the farm of Larkin Pierpoint. The Revolutionary War was fought in the years immediately following Sampson and Mary’s marriage. No record has been found indicating that Sampson took part on either side. Historians now estimate that about one third of the residents of the thirteen colonies had neutral feelings and just wanted to be left alone; perhaps Sampson was one of this group. Or perhaps he had some physical handicap of which we have no knowledge. There is a tradition that some of the Bethells were Quakers; religious beliefs may have kept him from serving in the army.

    A few years after the Revolutionary War ended, Sampson Bethell and his family, along with Mary’s father and several others Cantrell relatives, made another move, this time to Spartanburg County, South Carolina. Sampson and Mary probably moved in late 1787 or early 1788; their son Tilmon Bethel was born in South Carolina on December 5, 1788. (9)

    The Bethells and Cantrells lived in the Buck Creek neighborhood; the center of their religious activity was Buck Creek Baptist Church. Both families had been active in the Baptist Church in North Carolina, probably in the Wolf Island Baptist Church, which was founded in 1775 near the home of Mary Bethell’s father, Isaac Cantrell. The Bethells evidently joined the Buck Creek Baptist Church soon after they moved to Spartanburg County, South Carolina. They also seem to have been closely associated with John Hightower, the minister of Buck Creek Church; Sampson Bethell witnessed a deed for him in 1789. (10) In 1792 Sampson Bethell was sent as a messenger to the Association by the 72 members of Buck Creek Baptist Church, an honor reserved only for the most faithful. (11)

    In 1795 John Hightower and several members of the Buck Creek Baptist Church left Spartanburg County and moved to Warren County, Kentucky, where they established Old Union Baptist Church on the west fork of Drake’s Creek. Apparently Sampson and Mary Bethell and their family made this move. Sampson had acquired 270 acres by grant from the State of South Carolina only a year earlier, on September 3, 1794. (12) This land lay on Buck Creek and Island Creek “in the Maple Swamp” and was evidently of little value; when Sampson finally sold it in 1801, it brought less than twenty dollars. (13) Sampson gave John Bankston, a neighbor, power of attorney to sell this tract on October 16, 1795. (14) This seems to have been when the Bethells left Spartanburg County, for they do not appear in the Spartanburg records after that date, even as witnesses.

    The Bethells remained in Kentucky about six years. Their son Larkin Bethel entered a land grant of 200 acres on Trammel Fork of Drake’s Creek on September 20, 1798. Sampson Bethell served on the Warren County, Kentucky, grand jury on February 4, 1800, and his son Cantrell Bethell had jury duty the following day. (15) Larkin Bethel appears in the Warren County, Kentucky, Tax List for 1800/1801, but by December 1801 Larkin was living near Liberty in Smith (now DeKalb) County, Tennessee. (16) Also residing near Larkin Bethel in Smith County in 1801 were Richard Cantrell (husband of Larkin’s sister Constance) and Daniel Allen. Daniel Allen married Elizabeth Bethell, who was probably a sister of Sampson Bethell. Daniel Allen was witness to a 1782 survey of Sampson Bethell in Guilford County, North Carolina; it may have been Daniel Allen who first settled in Smith County and encouraged the Bethells to come there. The first settlement in that particular area had been made only three years earlier, in 1798.

    Probably Sampson and Mary Bethell were in Smith County in 1801; unquestionably they were there on May 29, 1802, when they along with their son Cantrell Bethel, were among the sixteen members who constituted Brush Creek Baptist Church. (17) Another of the sixteen members was Thomas Jordan, who had lived near the Bethells in South Carolina and also sold his land there in 1795. (18)

    After 1802 the information concerning Sampson and Mary Bethell becomes very meager. No record has been located showing that Sampson bought land in Smith County, Tennessee. He apparently leased land from a Sampson Williams; on April 9, 1812, John Looney sold land bordering the tract that Sampson Bethell leased of said Williams, it being whereon John Hays now lives. (19) Just when Sampson Bethell leased this land, or what he did afterward, is not clear. His son Cantrell Bethel came to Liberty and helped establish Salem Baptist Church in 1809. Sampson Bethell is not listed on the membership roll for Salem Church. The 1809 list of members has a Polly Bethell, who asked for a letter of dismission on August 1810. This might have been Mary Cantrell Bethell (Polly is a nickname for Mary), or it might have been Cantrell Bethell’s wife, who was also named Mary.

    The Brush Creek Church minutes before 1828 are lost, so any information in them is gone. It seems likely that Sampson and Mary Bethell moved about 20 miles from Liberty to Sink Creek in Warren (now DeKalb0 County, Tennessee. Their daughter Constance and her husband Richard Cantrell made that move in 1809, (20) leaving Liberty and settling on Sink Creek in Warren (now DeKalb) County. There they became members of the Bildad Baptist Church, which covers the years from 1812 to 1816, Also has the names of four of the younger sons of Sampson and Mary Bethell: Green, Tilman, Chester, and Bluford. All were received "by experience," and all were dismissed by letter within the four-year period, (21) indicating that they were living in the vicinity of Bildad and that they then moved away.

    It is my belief that Sampson and Mary Cantrell Bethell and their family moved into Warren County, Tennessee, about 1809 and that Sampson Bethell died there about 1813. There would be no record of his death or of the administration of his estate because the Warren County records prior to 1827 were lost in a fire. After Sampson’s death, Mary moved back to Liberty, where she lived alternately with her sons Cantrell and Tilman. (Tilman Bethel was received by letter into Salem Baptist Church at Liberty in August 1814.) By 1815 all of Sampson and Mary Bethell’s children were married except the youngest, Bluford. The Bethells did not own land, so there was no reason to maintain a household of their own. The 1820 census of Tennessee shows the household of Cantrell Bethel with an older woman living there; very likely this was his mother. Cantrell Bethel was a traveling preacher and spent some years as a missionary on "the frontier." (22) The older woman does not appear in the 1830 census; probably Mary Cantrell Bethell died between 1820 and 1830, and probably at the home of her son Tilman Bethel, as the Sampson Bethell Bible came down in his family.

    The children of Sampson and Mary Bethell were scattered in Indiana, Illinois, and in Carroll, Franklin, and DeKalb Counties in Tennessee. It is not impossible that Sampson and Mary moved with some of the children, but evidence indicates that they died in Tennessee. The tradition in the Illinois branch of the family is that Sampson and Mary "spent the balance of their lives near Liberty, Tennessee." (23)

    They had spent most of their lives moving about, from Virginia and Delaware to North Carolina, where they married, then to South Carolina, from there to Kentucky and on to Tennessee. Since they spent only a few years at each place, and since they lived always on what was then the frontier, we can safely assume that their home was always a log house of two or three rooms. There were no cookstoves then; the Bethell, like everyone else-both rich and poor-did their cooking on the fireplace. Mary and her daughters spent much of their time preparing food, spinning, weaving, and making clothes.

    Since only one deed shows Sampson Bethell owning land (and that swampland of little value), it is possible that he followed some occupation other than farmer, perhaps as shoemaker, like his father. This idea is mere speculation; there is little real evidence to support it. It should be noted, however, that of seven of his sons of whom we have knowledge, one was a teacher, one a doctor, and two were preachers- this at a time when more than 90 percent of the people were farmers.

    Sampson and Mary Bethell placed a strong emphasis on religion; they were leaders in establishing and maintaining the Baptist Church whereever they went, as were their children. Their sons Cantrell and Cloud were both Baptist Preachers, their son Tilman was clerk of Salem Baptist Church, and their son-in-law Richard Cantrell was clerk of Bildad Baptist Church. We have less knowledge of their other children; they may have been equally active in the church.

    There is much that is not known about Sampson and Mary Cantrell Bethell. Perhaps further research will eventually turn up more information which will establish more facts about their lives.

    The Children of Sampson and Mary Cantrell Bethell were:

    Larkin Bethel, born 4 March 1775 in Guilford (now Rockingham) County, North Carolina, died probably between 1830 and 1840 in Franklin County, Tennessee. Larkin entered 200 acres in Warren Co., Kentucky, in 1798, and on 28 Sept. 1798 in Warren Co., Kentucky, was married to Mary Thompson by John Hightower. He appears on the 1800/1801 tax list of Warren Co., Kentucky, but is in Smith (now DeKalb) County, Tennessee, by Dec. 1801. In 1814 he served in the War of 1812 from Franklin Co., Tennessee, and is in the 1830 census of that county with an apparent wife and daughter or grand-daughter. No Bethels appear in Franklin County census for 1840 or 1850.

    Constance Bethel, born 22 October 1776 in Guilford County North Carolina, died probably between 1830 and 1840 in Franklin County, Illinois. Married 18 February 1794 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, to Richard Cantrell (born 10 March 1771). He was her cousin-their grand-fathers were brothers. Constance and Richard moved by Dec. 1801 to Smith County, Tennessee, and in 1809 about twenty miles away to Warren County, Tennessee. About 1816 they moved to Orange County, Indiana, with most of their children and with Constance’s younger brother and sister, Cloud Bethel and Talitha Floyd. Both the 1820 and 1830 Censuses show Constance and Richard Cantrell living in Franklin County, Illinois. They had thirteen children.

    J. Bethel, born 2 October 1778. The name of this child is not known, nor whether it was male or female. (The Bible record gave only initials and dates of birth.) The 1790 census indicates that among the first eight children, ;there was one other daughter besides Constance. It also indicates that probably one of the first eight children died young; this may have been the one.

    Cantrell Bethel, born 17 December 1779 in Guilford County, North Carolina, died 22 October 1848 (1819?) and buried at Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee. He married by 1809, Mary Bratten; the 1820 census shows them with three sons and three daughters. He became a Baptist preacher very early in life; at the age of 22 he was the principal organizer of Brush Creek Baptist Church in Smith County, Tennessee. In 1809 at Liberty, Tennessee, he helped organize Salem Baptist Church, which he served as pastor for more than 25 years. Salem was the mother church of many Baptist churches. Cantrell Bethel also served as a missionary on the frontier.

    P. Bethel, born 26 Feb. 1782 in Guilford County, North Carolina. It is uncertain whether this child is male or female. Another child born in 1786 also has the initial P. Some have speculated that one of them may have been named Pierpoint, for Sampson’s stepfather. There is a P. Bethel whose name appears as a witness on deeds in Spartanburg County, South Carolina in 1792 and in 1795 (Deed Books C, p. 20 and E, p. 61). He seems too young to have been a witness, but Cantrell Bethel appears as a witness at age 14 and Larkin at age 16. Nothing more is presently known of this child.

    Green Bethel, born 14 July 1784 in Guilford County, North Carolina, died probably 1836-1840 in Carroll County, Tennessee. He was married about 1808 to Zilpha (or Zillah) Bucey, daughter of Benjamin. They had seven or more children. Green Bethel was a member of Bildad Baptist Church in Warren County, Tennessee in 1812, but was granted a letter of dismission by 1816. By 1822 he was living in Carroll County, Tennessee, where he probably died by 1840. His widow is listed in the 1840 census of Carroll County, but not in 1850. Some of their descendants moved to Arkansas.

    P. Bethel, born 30 November 1786. Nothing more is known of this child.

    Tilman Bethel, born 5 December 1788 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, died 9 March 1865 at Liberty, Tennessee. He married 2 September 1813 Sarah Root (Sally) Dougherty, daughter of John and Nancy Davidson Dougherty. She was born 24 March 1793 and died 26 November 1869. They had fifteen children, at least two of whom died in infancy. Tilman spent his married life on a farm near Liberty, where he was a doctor and where he served as clerk of Salem Baptist Church.

    Chester Bethel, born 7 January 1791 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, and died about 1869 near Fieldon, Illinois. He was married in Tennessee to Jane (or Jennie) Jones about 1811. They had ten children. Chester appears on the list of members of Bildad Baptist Church in Warren County, Tennessee, in 1812, but was granted a letter of dismission by 1816. He is said to have moved to Ft. Kaskaskia, Illinois in 1813. Like his father, he moved several times. In 1820 he was in Gallatin County, Illinois; in 1829 in Green County, Illinois, near Springfield, Missouri in 1846; and in Jersey County, Illinois in 1850. He spent his last years living with a son near Fieldon, Illinois, where hid wife died in 1876 and where Chester died in 1869. He had been a farmer all his life.

    Cloud Bethell, born 19 may 1793 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, died 30 March 1844 in Warrick County, Indiana. He was given the maiden name of his grandmother Cantrell. On 2 August 1815 in Tennessee he married Rachel Floyd. They had eight children. The name of Rachel Floyd appears on the 1812 list of members of Salem Baptist Church at Liberty. In March 1816 “Rachel Floyd (now Bethell)” was dismissed by letter. Cloud Bethell served in the War of 1812 from 15 Dec. 1813 to 27 Mar. 1814. After returning home, he became a Baptist preacher and continued preaching after he and Rachel moved to Indiana in 1816. Moving first to Orange County, then later moved to Warrick County, where he died in 1844. Rachel lived until 1874; both are buried at Newburgh, Indiana.

    Talitha Bethel, born 22 April 1795 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, died probably in Warrick County, Indiana. She was given the name of her mother’s mother. About 1815 Talitha married Jonathan Floyd, a brother to the wife of Talitha’s brother Cloud Bethell. With Cloud and his wife, Talitha and Jonathan moved from Tennessee about 1816 to Orange County, Indiana, and later to Warrick County, where both probably died. They had a daughter who married Union Rice, and probably other children.

    Bluford Bethel, the youngest child of Sampson and Mary, was born 8 Feb. 1798, probably in Warren County, Kentucky. He died in 1854 in Warrick County, Indiana. He married about 1820 to Mary Bowen, and they had thirteen children. (She was born 16 Feb. 1800 and died 22 Sept. 1851.) One of their sons was born in Franklin County, Tennessee in 1825, another in Kentucky in 1830. They are said to have settled in Warrick County, Indiana in 1832, and to have spent the remainder of their lives there. Bluford was a school teacher.

    FOOTNOTES

    (1) Sampson Bethell Bible record, xerox copy in possession of Thomas G. Webb.

    (2) Frederick County, Virginia Will Book 2, page 183.

    (3) Frederick County, Virginia Will Book 2, page 426.

    (4) 1782 survey, xerox copy of land grants in Guilford Co. N. C. clerk’s office.

    (5) Larkin Pierpoint to John Dill 6 Aug. 1790, Rockingham Co., N. C. Deed Book.

    (6) Sampson Bethell Bible Record.

    (7) Spartanburg County, S. C. Deed Book C, page 20.

    (8) Sampson Bethell Bible Record.

    (9) Tilman Bethel Bible Record and 1850 Census, DeKalb Co, Tennessee.

    (10) Spartanburg County, S. C. Deed Book B, page 312.

    (11) Townsend, Lea, South Carolina Baptist, 1670-1850 (Florence, S. C. 1935) p. 239.

    (12) Spartanburg County, S. C. Deed Books G, p. 288; M, p.273 and I, p. 306.

    (13) Spartanburg County, S. C. Deed Book G, p. 288.

    (14) Spartanburg County, S. C. Deed Book H, p. 1.

    (15) Warren County Ky. Surveyor’s book 1796-1815, p. 54; and Order Book 1779-1801.

    (16) Smith County, Tn. Court Minutes 1799-1804, page 53.

    (17) Brush Creek Baptist Church Minutes, p. 1. (Micro film TSL&A, Nashville, Tn.)

    (18) Spartanburg County, S. C. Deed Book E, p. 61.

    (19) Smith County, Tn. Deed Book D, p. 125.

    (20) Minutes of Salem Baptist Church, Liberty, Tn. Nov. 1809.

    (21) Minutes of Old Bildad Baptist Church (Microfilm, TSL&A, Nashville, Tn.)

    (22) Salem Baptist Church Minutes, Dec. 1817.

    (23) Garde, Virginia Mohler, The Early Bethells and their Descendants, page 92.

    end of note







    Posted By: Bob
    Email: trebeabb@hotmail.com
    Subject: Re: looking for something like this??
    Post Date: July 25, 2002 at 05:57:47
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/bethel/messages/473.html
    Forum: Bethel Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/bethel/


    Ellen, there is good evidence to prove that Jonathan Floyd of Warrick County, Indiana was a son of Caleb Floyd and Ann aka Nancy Maynard of Maryland who settled on the VA/NC border. This evidence includes a long newspaper article by M. M. Rice, one of Jonathan and Tillitha's grandchildren, which appeared in the Enquirer, Boonville, Indiana, 4 April 1896. M.M. Rice was a son of Mariah Floyd Rice, who was living in Warrick Co. when this article was written.

    I've noticed before that your Floyd family lived in some of the same places as some of the Bethels- Spartanburg, SC, and Warren Co., KY, and your Floyds and my Bethels were probably acquainted, but I don't know of any relationship between your Floyds and mine. If your Floyds weren't from MD, they probably weren't related- at least, not closely. I've never found any evidence to show that my Floyds were acquainted with the Bethels until they met in TN or KY. I'm appending the entire article mentioned above to this post since it's the only list I know of for the children of Caleb and Nancy.

    Since the writer of the article had input from a woman who was the niece of these children, I think this list can be taken as fairly accurate, barring the possibility of children who died young- it does fit with Caleb and Nancy's census records. I'd like to hear from anyone who has any good evidence for their time in TN or KY. Caleb probably died there but Nancy may be the older woman who appears in one of Jonathan's census records in IN.
    I notice as I write this that there's some variance in the names of the known daughters of Sampson Bethel from the list given in this article, which I'm not prepared to comment on at the moment, but is a matter for further study.

    An article from the Enquirer, Boonville, Indiana, 4 April 1896. (Microfilm copy at Willard Library, Evansville, Indiana)

    "Dickeyville
    M.M. Rice Correspondent
    For President in 1896
    Hon. Claude Matthews
    'Popular Government Must Prevail'

    A letter from Spencer County, signed D.A. asking a multitude of questions about the bill introduced by Mr. Hemenway to pay Union Bethell for property destroyed during the late war, is to my hand and noted. This letter asks if there is any relation, either by affinity or consanguinuity existing between the Hemenways and Bethells.

    Answer. As well as I can determine, the genealogy of the Bethell family of Warrick County runs thus: About the year 1766. in North Carolina, Sampson Bethell and Mary Cantrel were married. Contemporaneous with this event near Baltimore, in Maryland, Caleb Floyd and Nancy Mainard were joined in holy wedlock.

    It seems that Sampson Bethell and his young wife were among the first pioneers who settled the state of Tennessee, then a part of the territory of North Carolina included in the grant to Lord Clarendon. This marriage was fruitful of many children, there being born to Sampson and Mary Bethell Larken, Cantrel, Green, Chester, Tilman, Cloud, Bluford, Tilitha, Polly and Esther. Later, Caleb Floyd and his wife migrated to Tennessee from Maryland, by way of Virginia, just what time they remained in Virginia, or when they arrived in Tennessee, does not appear, but they settled near the Bethell homestead, the location of which the writer can not find out. Caleb Floyd was of Dutch and his wife of Scotch extraction.

    They had born to them seven children: Sally, Henry, Betsey, Anna, Thomas, Jonathan and Rachel.

    These two families grew up together in the backwoods of Tennessee, and about the beginning of the present century Cloud Bethell and Rachel Floyd were married at the same time Jonathan Floyd and Tilitha Bethell were joined in wedlock.

    We will now leave the Floyd branch of this great family tree and follow the Bethells down to the present time.

    About the year 1820, Cloud Bethell with his family left Tennessee and settled in Orange County, Indiana, when, about this time, as nearly as I can determine Union Bethell was born.

    There were four children older than Union: Thomas, Chester, Warren and Eliza: and three younger: Jonathan, Tillman and Frank.

    This family remained in Orange County only four or five years and then removed thence to Warrick County, taking a claim in Owen Township near where Calvin Wiggins now lives.

    Becoming dissatisfied here, Cloud Bethell moved into Hart Township and entered land on what was known long afterward as the old Doughty farm.

    He soon removed from here to Boonville, where he opened a hotel in the northeast corner of the public square in a log building.

    He died in Boonville about the year 1841; his remains were buried in the Mount Zion Cemetery in Hart Township, but were afterward removed to Newburgh.

    Of the children of this family: Thomas, the oldest, is dead; he was an officer of some renown in the Mexican War; was married three times and died at Newburgh, where his widow lived until her death, which occurred a year or two ago.

    Warren, Chester and Frank are now in California; Tilman lives in Kentucky; Union is still living in Newburgh, where he has resided for many years; his second wife and mother of his children was a sister of the late Judge Parrett.

    All the old members of this noble family of pioneers were and are Jeffersonian Democrats, save Union, whose political history is well known in Warrick County. Some years back he was elected auditor on the Republican ticket; and as well as I remember, did a great deal of scolding and punching of certain Democrats in Warrick and Spencer Counties.

    No, I can not agree with you as to Mr. Hemenway's motive in introducing the bill you refer to. I find no relation existing between the Hemenways and Bethells; and I believe he was prompted only by patriotic motives. Although Jim [Hemenway] was small during the war I believe if it were to be fought over he would fly right into the rebels just as Union Bethell did and make them feel very sorry he was living.

    We should honor patriotism wherever and whenever we may find it. I am very glad Jim introduced this bill, as it has gone to the second reading, and no doubt will be placed in the Congressional Record thus enabling future generations to prove beyond question , that Indiana, your state and mine, which is very proud of us, was really represented in the fifty-fourth Congress.

    Come again, friend D.A., it gives me great pleasure to answer all such questions."

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    Sampson Bethell (b. 10 Jul 1750, m 24 Aug 1773, in Rockingham, NC, Mary Cantrell, b. 4 Dec 1754, New Castle, DE, d. 1820, Liberty, DeKalb, TN. Sampson died 10 Feb 1806, Warren, TN)

    Sible Floyd Bethel listed Constance Sampson as the wife of William Bethell and mother of Sampson. He also surmised that the line of James of 1635, ran to William, to John, to Samuel, to William (& Constance Sampson), to Sampson. It is more likely that it is William, to John, to William (the brother of Samuel), to William (& Jean Hurst) to Sampson.*

    The following is from a September 23, 1992, letter from Tommy Webb. "My information on the parents of Sampson Bethell came primarily from Mr. John P. Bethel of Des Arc, Arkansas, in 1980. He had done a vast amount of research, hired genealogists, etc., and had lots of documentary evidence to support that William Bethell and Jean Hurst were the parents of Peggy, William Samuel and Sampson (and possibly John, Martha and Elizabeth). John P. Bethel did not state positively who the father of William Bethell (m. Jean Hurst) was, but he thought it was William (1676-1750) the son of John Bethell (1655-1707). I likewise subscribe to this theory, but I acknowledge it to be only theory. John P. Bethel had the records of Augusta and other Virginia counties searched, and no evidence was found of a Constance Sampson anywhere. S. F. Bethel does not present any evidence either. Perhaps further information will eventually turn up to clarify this." ...The Early Bethells and Their Descendants 1635-1994, Carol Garde, Jim Garde, p. 28

    end of comment

    Died:
    Portions of Smith Co.,TN were later created as DeKalb Co.,TN...

    Sampson married Mary Cantrell 24 Aug 1773, Rockingham County, North Carolina. Mary (daughter of Isaac Thornton Cantrell and Talitha Cloud) was born 4 Dec 1754, New Castle County, Delaware; died 0___ 1820, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  12. 79.  Mary Cantrell was born 4 Dec 1754, New Castle County, Delaware (daughter of Isaac Thornton Cantrell and Talitha Cloud); died 0___ 1820, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    She was the daughter of Isaac & Talitha (Cloud) Cantrell.
    She married Sampson Bethel, 24 Aug 1773, Guilford County, North Carolina.

    They moved their young family to Spartanburg County, South Carolina about 1795. They moved to middle Tennessee in 1801. Their son, Cantrell Bethel, established the Brush Creek Primitive Baptist Church in 1802. Two years later he established the Salem Baptist Church.

    The counties were being divided as the population flooded in. This church and graveyard ended up in DeKalb County.

    She was the mother of 12 children;
    1. Larkin Bethel b- 1775
    2. Constance Bethel b-22 Oct 1776
    3. Cantrell Bethel b-17 Dec 1779
    4. Esther Bethel b-about 1783
    5. Green Bethel b-14 Jul 1784 in SC
    6. Sampson S. Bethel b-1787
    7. J. Bethel b-1788
    8. Tillman Bethel b-5 Dec 1788
    9. Chester Bethel b-1789
    10 Cloud Bethel b-1793 in SC
    11 Tilitha Bethel b-1795
    12 Thomas Bethel



    "Her father had several children by his first wife (possibly as many as 16) and nine more by his second wife."..."The Early Bethells..",p. 29

    Children:
    1. Larkin Bethell was born 4 Mar 1775, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 1830-1840, Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee.
    2. 39. Constance "Polly" Bethel was born 22 Oct 1776, North Carolina; died 0___ 1848, Franklin County, Illinois.
    3. Cantrell Bethel was born 17 Dec 1779, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 22 Oct 1848, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    4. Esther Bethell was born Abt 1783, (Spartanburg County, South Carolina).
    5. Greene Bethell was born 24 Jul 1784, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    6. J. Bethel was born 0___ 1788, (Spartanburg County, South Carolina).
    7. Tilman Bethel was born 5 Dec 1788, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 9 Mar 1865, Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    8. Chester Bethell was born 7 Jan 1791, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 0Jul 1869, Fieldon, Jersey County, Illinois.
    9. Cloud Bethel was born 19 May 1793, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 30 Mar 1844, Newburgh, Warrick County, Indiana.
    10. Talitha Bethell was born 22 Apr 1795, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    11. Bluford Bethell was born 8 Feb 1798, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 0___ 1854, Warrick County, Indiana.

  13. 96.  (Thomas Henesy) was born (1650-1658), Ireland (son of FNU O'Sheal and unnamed spouse); died (Maryland).

    Other Events:

    • Immigration: Talbot County, Maryland
    • Immigration: 8 Mar 1679, Youghal, Ireland

    Notes:

    Philip Popplestone craves [claims] Rtts for 1150 Acres of Land due to him for importation of 23 persons into this Province to Inhabit according to the following Catalog: viz.

    A Catalogue of the names of what Servants were brought in the Shipp called the Increase of Youghale, Philip Popleston, Commander, Anno Domini 1679:

    Cornelius Nevill
    Mary Buchan
    Ann Barry
    Piers Wally
    Dennis Donnavan
    Margarett Duohy
    Darby Quick
    Cornelius Lynch
    Robert Kearny
    Dennis Murphy
    Edward Kirby
    John Clancy
    Cornelius Hible
    Katherine Leary
    Hana Neal
    Margarett Joflynger
    Darby Sullivan
    Joan Dally
    Daniel Murphy
    Thomas Corcran

    Thomas Henesy

    John Haghiesen
    Joan Ronayne

    The Persons above specified were imported by me Philip Popleston and never made use of the rtts for their transportation untill assigned by me unto William Sharp. Witness my hand this 19th of March 1679: s/ Philip Popleston

    March 19, 1679:

    Warrant: then granted by the Rtt Honorable: the Lord Proprietor to William Sharp of Talbott County for 1150 Acres for and in consideration of the foregoing rtts of Assignment :
    __________________ Ret. in Six Months.

    Phil:
    129

    Philip Poplestone craved Rtts to One Thousand Acres of Land for Importacon from Ireland into this Province to Inhabitt according to the following Catalogue viz

    Anno 1679

    William Newmarch
    Morrish Keally
    Timothy Connor
    Adam Merritt
    Thomas White
    Joan English
    Habia Loftus
    John Legge
    Thomas Gelliburne
    James Smyth
    Dennis Nunane
    Edmund Goremond
    John Haghieren

    Thomas Henery (sp)

    Honor Mulrean
    Thomas Bullen
    Robert Hawkins
    Corneluis Sheehane
    John Brendevill
    Katherine Londry

    The persons above specified were imported by me Philip Poplestone and never made use of the rights for their transportation untill Assigned by me unto John Stevens Witness my hand this nineteenth Day of March 1679

    s/ Philip Popleston

    and underneath was thus written vis

    Do hereby Assigne and make over all my right and Interest to the Rtts above specified unto John Stephens and his Assigns as witness my hand and seal the 19th March 1679:

    Philip Popleston (Seale)

    March 19th: 1679
    Warrant then granted unto John Stevens of Dorchester County by the Rtt Honorable the Lord Proprietor for and in consideration of the foregoing Rtts and Assignment from Philip Poplestone for one Thousand Acres of Land. ___
    _______________
    Thom:
    ( 184 )
    [ Preceeding Item Omitted from this Transcription ]
    Maryland Ss:
    Know all men by these presents that William Sharpe of Talbott County and Phillip Poplestone, Master of the Ship Encrease of Youghal are holden and firmly bound to the right Honorable Charles Lord Baltimore in the sum of One hundred pounds Sterling money to be paid to the said Charles Lord Baltimore the said Sum of One Hundred Pounds or his certain Attorney Executors and Administrators or Assignees To which payment well and trulely to be made We bind us and either of us, our and either of our heirs executors and Administrators and every of us joyntly and severally by Himself for all and in the whole firmly by these presents. Signed with our hands and Sealed with our Seals dated this eight and twentieth day of March One Thousand six hundred seventy nine and in the fourth Year of the Dominion of the Said Charles Lord Baltemore over Maryland ?? ____

    WHEREAS the persons in the Catalogue mentioned were lately brought over by the above bound Philip Poplestone in the Ship above mentioned and their rights to him assigned to the above bound William Sharpe as by the said Catalogue may appear due. Whereas upon their Humble request the the above named Charles Lord Baltemore hath the day of the date above written promised a grant to the said William Sharpe by his generall Warrant to take up Land in this Province for the rights of the said severall Persons mentioned and named in the said Catalogue or any or either of them have not formerly been mad use of in order to their rights nor shall hereafter be made use of that purpose otherwise than according to the Interest that is herein and hereby declared Then this obligation to be void and of none Effect otherwise to remain in full force and Virtue ____

    Sealed and delivered by the said William Sharpe in the presence of William Sharpe Vincent Sower Rich Recii Thomas Greenway?

    Annexed to the above Obligation was this Catalogue followingn Viz.

    (667) Catalogue of all the Servants Nameds which came out of Ireland into Maryland in the Ship the Encrease of Youghall Philip Poplestone, Master

    I????
    John Coverane 1
    Morrish Magrath 2
    Morgan Caduell 3
    Edward Burke 4
    Thomas Smith 5
    Patrick Sacey 6
    Patrick Freeman 7
    David Dally 8
    Morish Doulen 10
    Rich Ashwood 14
    Dorris Brothers 12
    Coriel Driskols 13
    Dave Gallahoe 14
    John Jones 15
    John Feakine 16
    Thomas Nanury 17
    Patrick Cahane 18
    Mortagh Murphey 19
    Tim Hartaggue 20
    Thomas Sherwin 21
    William Heage 22
    John London 24
    John Tye 25
    Norris Fitzgerald 26
    John Mushhave 27
    Catherine Magralis 28
    her young daughter 29
    Alice Green 30
    Catherine Haloorans 32
    Margaret West 33
    Catherine Kennedy 34
    Mary Ireland 35
    Catherine Ahagh 36
    Elizabeth Fostor 37
    Alice Quaine 38
    Houdra Neale 39
    Mary Bower 40
    Mary Carrous 41

    Catherine Henesy 42

    Helena Mulreau 43
    Marg Gerrald 44
    Joan Pully 45
    John Bughlaus 46

    Underneath the aforegoing Catalogue was thus written ???
    This)

    ( 185)

    This is a true Account of the names of what Servants I brought to Maryland as above said and do by these Presents assign all my right Title of this Forty-six Servants by name above said unto William Sharpe being never before assigned nor made over to any other person as Wittness my hand

    Witness George Sullivan Philip Poplestone (Signed)


    Maryland Ss: Know all men by these presents that Samuel Groome the Younger as owner Commander of the Globe of Soudou are holden and firmly bound to the right Honorable Charles Lord Baltimore in the value? of One hundred and fifty pounds Sterling to be paid to the said Charles Lord Baltimore or his order Attorney Executors of Assignees To which payment well and trulely to be made We bind us, our heirs executors and Administrators firmly by these presents. Signed with my hand and Sealed with my Seal dated this five and twentiety day of April One Thousand six hundred seventy nine.........................

    WHEREAS the persons mentioned in the Catalogue annexed were brought over in the Ship above mentioned by Samuel Groome the Elcer, father of the above bound Samuel Groome as by the said Catalogue ??? appear and Whereas upon the Humble request of the said Samuel Groome the above named Charles Lord Baltemore hath promised against? Warrant to take up Lands for the rights of the said Several Persons amounting in the whole to four Score and Three Now the Conditionn of this obligation is such that if the said persons mentioned in the Catalogue annexed or any or either of them have not formerly been made use of [or?] in order to use? their rights ??? shall hereafter be made use of to that purpose by Consent or Knowledge of the said Samuel Groome the Elder of Samuel Groome the Younger or either of them or by any other under them or by their Title otherwise before mentioned then this present Obligation to be void and of none Effect or else it to Stand and abide in full force and Virtue _________ Samuel Groome ??? (Sealed)

    Sealed and delivered in the presence of

    Thomas Green???. Annexed to the above Obligacion was the following Catalogue Viz

    Servants imported into Maryland by the Owners of the Ship Globe .. Viz

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    5 Jun 1995:

    There is no proof that this Thomas HENESY is our progenitor. I include him as he is the earliest HENNESSEE found in records and the fact that "Thomas" is a re-occuring forename in our family...DAH

    30 Jul 2009:

    Nick Hennessee confirms that "Thomas & Catherine" are the parents of Patrick. This fact has been long suspected but not proven until now...

    Through a serendipitous web search, Nick found:

    "An 1820 publication that I found in a 2009 internet search, A Collection Of All The Laws Of Virginia, From The First Session Of The Legislature In The Year 1619, Volume VII, documents that Patrick was son of Irish natives, Thomas and Catherine, who immigrated in 1688 and 1689 to Maryland. Colonial Maryland records confirm the immigration: Thomas was indentured to John Stevens of Dorchester County and Catherine to William Sharpe of adjacent Talbot County under arrangements made by Philip Poplestone, Captain of the ship Increase of Youghale (Ireland), with the employers of Thomas and Catherine and with Lord Baltimore, Proprietary Governor of Maryland."

    Note:

    Nick & I suspected that there was an intermediate generation between Thomas and Patrick because of the considerable age disparity between the two. I still feel uncomfortable with their pairing for that same reason. In addition, I wonder why we've not been able to locate more issue for Thomas & Catherine given their assumed Catholic heritage and its cultural invective to procreate large families. An Irish Catholic family with one child? If that is the case, then there must have been some tragic circumstance regarding their union, i. e., a death of one of the spouses or infertility for either...

    30 Aug 2009 Nick's response:

    "I can agree with your comment with the addition that ages of Thomas and Catherine at time of marriage or conception ...if after they had fulfilled the indentures... could be a factor in family size. Also, if other children had been female, poor people, colonial practices did not honor female identity for posterity as much as later periods (witness Ailsey McDowell)."

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    Hennessee pioneer genealogy questions and answers by Nick Hennessee relating to Thomas Hennessee (the immigrant), Thomas (son of the immigrant), Thomas (possible grandson of the immigrant) and Patrick of Burke County, North Carolina

    CONCLUSIONS 9/9/2009:

    (1) It can reasonably be assumed and concluded (but is not completely documented) that 1688 Maryland immigrant Thomas Henesy was forebearer of Patrick Hensey of Bedford County, VA, and Burke County,NC.

    (2) Whether there were one or more generations between late 17th Century Maryland immigrant Thomas and mid 18th Century Bedford resident Patrick depends on assumptions (no birth year records found) of birth years of Maryland immigrant Thomas, of other Henesys named Thomas and of Patrick.

    (3) The Thomas christening reported in Middlesex County, VA, in 1736, while not identifying the christened person by age, has other value because it shows location then of the Hennessee family near the Chesapeake Bay after the earlier Maryland locale and before their migrating west (a pattern common in that century) to Bedford County.

    (4) Was the 1736 christening of an adult or an infant? With other evidence of Thomas and Patrick at Bedford, an adult christening in Middlesex County in 1736 would fit supposed age of the adult Thomas of Bedford, and an infant christening would fit a reasonably calculated age of child Patrick. Whatever the answer, a reasonable assumption is that Thomas was father and not brother of Patrick.

    (5) The father-son (not brother) relationship assumption also extends from (a) historic records of community popularity and honor from serving in the Bedford Militia that would likely attract any male old engough to be eligible and (b) Militia records that Thomas of the Militia survived the French and Indian War initial battle at Fort Necessity in Pennsylvania in 1754 before (c) the earliest record of Patrick in the Militia in 1758.

    (6) Therefore, I propose to report in an article for a Burke County book:

    18th Century Burke County, NC, settler Patrick Henesy was son of French and Indian War militiaman Thomas, who had earlier migrated from coastal Middlesex County, VA, to western frontier Bedford County, VA, and who likely descended one or two generations from Thomas and Catherine Henesy, 1688 and 1689, immigrants to Maryland from Ireland.

    DISCUSSION:

    Early Hennessee History documentations:
    Thomas, Irish immigrant indentured to Maryland 1688
    Thomas christening, Middlesex County, VA, 1736
    Thomas, member Bedford Militia, French and Indian War, 1754
    Thomas, land grant (for Militia service) 1755 in Bedford County
    Patrick, Bedford Militia, 1758
    Patrick, homesteader in North Carolina, 1775 (Polk) and 1778 (Burke)

    Thomas Hennessee, the immigrant in Maryland as an indentured servant in 1688, would have worked off his indenture by 1691 or 1695 (3 to 7 years per Wikipedia extract below).

    How old was he in 1695? (Maybe 25, if born 1670. Maybe 45, if 1650 birth as assumed in http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/bedford/military/mil1758b.txt).

    Were there one or two Henesys named Thomas between Thomas the immigrant and Patrick of Burke?

    To me, the Thomas christening reported in Middlesex County, VA, in 1736, has greatest riddle-solving value of the listed Hennessee documentations because it shows location then of the Hennessee family near the Chesapeake Bay. Irish immigrant Thomas, if still living in 1736, could then be 66 or 86 years old when member-of-Bedford-Militia Thomas was 20 years old and Patrick was an infant. That leaves a large age gap that supports existence of a generation or more between immigrant Thomas and member-of-Bedford-Militia Thomas. The christening makes sense to me now only if it:

    (A) was an adult christening (a) of immigrant Thomas or (b) of son of immigrant Thomas or (c) of member-of-Bedford-Militia Thomas or

    (B) if it was an infant christening of Patrick, who was in the Bedford Militia in 1758 (age 22 if Christened 1736). Presumed also is that some time after the christening, the family (particularly family of member-of-Bedford-Militia Thomas) migrated from Middlesex County (near Chesapeake Bay) to Bedford County (just east of the Blue Ridge Mountains).

    Scenario 1: Where does the 1736 Patrick christening premise put birth year for his father Thomas, who was in the Bedford Militia in 1754? If father of Patrick were to be 20 before the presumed christening of Patrick, that would make father-of-Patrick's birth in 1716 and his age 38 at Fort Necessity in 1754. In this scenario, immigrant Thomas would have been 46 or 56 when father of Patrick was born in 1716. That suggests greater possibility but not certainty that immigrant Thomas was grandfather, not father, of Thomas, the father of Patrick.

    Scenario 2 assumes another generation, between Thomas, the immigrant (1650 or 1660-?), and Thomas (possibly 1716-?), father of Patrick. This alternative implies younger ages for births in generations from the immigrant Thomas to father of Patrick.

    Scenario 3 supports assumption by some Hennessee genealogists that Thomas in Bedford County was brother of Patrick in Bedford County and accepts, without identifying intermediate kin, that both descended from immigrant Thomas.

    From Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indentured_servant

    "Indentured Servant"

    An indentured servant is a laborer under contract of an employer for usually three to seven years, in exchange for their transportation, food, drink, clothing, lodging and other necessities. Unlike a slave, an indentured servant is required to work only for a limited term specified in a signed contract.[1]

    The labor-intensive cash crop of tobacco was farmed in the American South by indentured laborers in the 17th and 18th centuries.[2] Indentured servitude was not the same as the apprenticeship system by which skilled trades were taught, but similarities do exist between the two mechanisms, in that both require a set period of work.

    In addition to slaves (who were mostly from Africa), Europeans, including Irish,[3] Scottish,[4] English, and Germans,[5] were brought over in substantial numbers as indentured servants,[6] particularly in the British Thirteen Colonies.[7] Over half of all white immigrants to the English colonies of North America during the 17th and 18th centuries may have been indentured servants.[8

    In Colonial North America, employers usually paid for European workers' passage across the Atlantic Ocean, reimbursing the shipowner who held their papers of indenture. In the process many families were broken apart. During the time living with their masters, their fellow indentured servants took the role of family.[citation needed]

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    HENNESSEE FAMILY OF BURKE COUNTY

    In three trips in September and October 1791, Patrick Hennessee and his teenage son, John, patronized The Morganton Store, "the only store for miles around." Then they either walked or rode on horseback or in a horse- or mule-drawn wagon or buggy. It was a 4 to 6 hour or more roundtrip from their home six miles northeast of Courthouse Square. That was long travel time for purchases of 100 10-penny nails, stirrup irons and spurs as well as three pints of rum and a bushel of Indian corn.
    Patrick (circa 1735-1796) was forebear of the Hennessee family in Burke County. Records of the State of North Carolina show he was paid for Revolutionary War army service. In 1778, his first land grant in Burke was on both sides of the Catawba River between Johns River and Lower Creek. In his home, up from the south bank of the Catawba at Hunting Creek, he lived with his wife Alice, (nicknamed Ailsey), and sons James and John. Two daughters had married.
    Long after Patrick of Burke was alive and available to answer questions, descendants wanted to know more about him and his forebears. Was he an Irish immigrant or a descendant of immigrants? Was Patrick of Burke the Patrick of Bedford County, VA?

    LURE OF INEXPENSIVE FERTILE CAROLINA LAND

    Vagueness continues in the record, but helpful perspective and inspiration came in 2006. Then Virginia and North Carolina frontier historian Dr. Christopher Hendricks published The Backcountry Towns of Colonial Virginia, one of which was New London in Bedford County. Data and patterns emphasized by Professor Hendricks would logically relate Patrick of Bedford to the large colonial migration through Virginia to North Carolina via the store of William Calloway in New London. That perspective plus studies of 17th Century maps available to militiamen in that era and internet-enabled finding in 2009 of data previously not as accessible to or appreciated by family historians make plausible conclusions not earlier reached about Patrick of Burke and his heritage.
    In the Bedford Militia in the 1750s were Thomas Hennesey and Patrick Henicie. At the beginning of the French and Indian War, the Virginia Militia (on the western frontier consisting mostly of the Bedford Militia) was under command of celebrated land surveyor, map maker and college professor Colonel Joshua Fry, Major (later Colonel, General and President) George Washington and Captain (later Colonel) William Calloway, wealthy Bedford County merchant, land developer and manufacturer. Official Virginia records report Thomas Hennesey survived the first battle of the war at Fort Necessity, PA, in 1754 and Patrick Henicie received militia pay in 1758.
    A 1761 indenture evidences that Patrick Henicie paid "one pound, one shilling and six pence" for a lot in New London owned by Colonel Calloway. Within a year, he sold it back at a good profit.
    Some have suggested--and some questioned--the kinship of Patrick and Thomas (whether father-son or brothers) while proposing that one or both descended a generation or two from Thomas and Catherine Henesy, 1688 and 1689 immigrants to Maryland from County Cork, Ireland; Maryland records confirm the immigration. Some others have argued that Patrick descended from James Hennessee, who left County Cork and landed in Norfolk, Va., in 1740; they were influenced (1) by the Irish tradition that the oldest son is named after the father's father and (2) by Patrick's first-born son being named James. Another claim: Confederate war veteran Hamilton Mortimer Hennessee said that his great grandfather, Patrick of Burke, migrated from Ireland.
    Regardless of the ancestry, pre-Revolutionary-War records show in addition to Thomas of Bedford, VA, (1) some Thomas Hennesey and other Hennesey families who continued to be residents of Maryland, (2) other Hennesys who located in coastal Virginia and North Carolina counties early in the 18th Century and (3) great migrations later in the century of many families from coastal counties in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania not only to the western frontier of Virginia (including Bedford County) but also south to the western North Carolina Piedmont (including Burke County).

    GREAT WAGON ROAD TO NORTH CAROLINA

    A 1752 map of Virginia, Maryland and northern North Carolina had been surveyed by Militia Colonel Fry and Peter Jefferson. It informed migrating settlers about the Great Wagon Road from Philadelphia via the Valley of Virginia to inexpensive fertile North Carolina land. The primary route in Virginia went through the Roanoke Gap of the Blue Ridge Mountains. However, many settlers -- as many as 300 one week - went through the James River Gap. They continued toward North Carolina through Bedford County via Colonel Calloway's New London store, where many paused to buy provisions. Understandably, the great enthusiasm of the settlers en route to North Carolina opportunities would be contagious to New London witnesses such as Patrick Henicie.
    Other maps also added to the lure. A 1752 Moravian Church survey described fertile Burke County land on the Catawba River, Lower Creek, Johns River and Upper Creek. The Mouzon 1775 North Carolina map showed an old Cherokee Indian trail between Virginia and South Carolina crossing the Catawba River north of present-day Morganton near Quaker Meadows. From the river, the Indian trail went south on the path later followed by the old Rutherfordton road. Just north of the South Carolina line, the trail went through the remote Green River wilderness, where land was even less expensive than in Burke County. It was in that wilderness, southeast of Chimney Rock, that Patrick Henecy obtained a 200 acre grant February 28, 1775. (Acting under Patrick's will proven October 25, 1796, son John, executor of the estate, sold the Green River tract in 1800.)

    PIONEER VOCATIONS

    Twentieth Century descendant Elizabeth Hennessee Finger, heralded as a talented school teacher, as a diligent family historian and as a founding officer and life member of the Burke County Historical Society, shared her conclusions. She said that typical of the times for poor first-arriving settlers on the frontier wildernesses (as recorded by many families in the American colonies), Patrick initially was a trapper and hunter, trading animals and pelts for food and income. Most likely, she said, he devoted full time to trapping and hunting … in Green and Broad River forests and other frontier wilderness forests in and west of Burke … before he was able to acquire fertile Catawba River land, and he continued trapping, hunting and trading while farming in Burke County.
    Owning river-and-creek-enriched bottom land, it was natural that Patrick and his sons and grandsons were farmers (and at least one was also a blacksmith) in Burke County into the 20th Century. Until after the War Between the States, Patrick, John and their descendants farmed their Catawba river-front acreage.
    "The location of Patrick's home on the south bank of the river (below the mouth of Hunting Creek) was a very desirable one," wrote descendant Eugene L. Hennessee Jr. "There were easily defended…sites for a cabin and other buildings…. The relatively flat bottom, next to the river, appears better for corn than the steep slope rising to higher level ground…. However, this slope and ridge top … supplied wood for (house logs), poles, fences and fireplaces…. (Already cleared, Allen's Bottom, as shown on the land survey, suggested a previous occupant.)… The easy access to the river and the adjacent streams made the location ideal…. The ridge road to the south connected with the main east-west wagon road. The main north-south (Old Wilkes Road) passed through the property at a rocky ford on the river and went to Fort Defiance and other east-west roads." Evidence of the Old Wilkes Road still exists (2009) on a steep grade through the former Hennessee farm.
    It was a good neighborhood. General Charles McDowell had a grant to the south. North across the Catawba (on land previously Patrick's that in the 20th Century became the Burke County landfill) was Colonel John Suddreth (his sister married Patrick II). Also north was Thomas Wilcher (his daughter married James). To the east were John Ballew and Abraham Harshaw. West was John Hughes, Justice of the Burke County Court.
    About 1805, Patrick's older son James (1766-1851) and family, his Wilcher in-laws and other Burke residents moved west to even cheaper land. They went from Morganton via the old Indian Road south past Patrick's Green River grant into South Carolina and then west across Georgia and north to McMinnville in less-crowded middle Tennessee.

    Younger son John (circa 1775-1844) had two sons, Patrick II (1793-1845), who maintained the Hennessa plantation until his death, and John II, who moved to Murphy in Cherokee County. Beginning in 1833, Patrick II and John Sudderth, his brother-in-law on the north side of the Catawba, operated a ferry to carry Old Wilkes Road traffic.

    GOLD RUSH AND CIVIL WAR

    The two oldest sons of Patrick II, John Alexander and Emanuel Augustus (Manuel) Hennessee, followed the lure of the 1852 California Gold Rush. John remained and died there. Manuel returned home to resume his cabinetmaker trade and to marry Elizabeth Caroline Johnson, daughter of Isaac Wilburn and Catherine Louisa Kincaid Johnson.
    Elizabeth's cousin, Lt. William Joseph Kincaid, recruited Manuel to join the 11th NC Regiment of the Confederate Army. Also in the Army were four of Manuel's brothers. Thomas A. was killed in action, Manasa Sudderth died in a Yankee prison camp, and Patrick Waightsill surrendered with General Lee at Appomattox but did not return home.
    Two brothers did return home, Robert Jones (RJ) of the Burke Rifles and Manuel. RJ had been captured July 3, 1863 at Gettysburg near "the angle," the farthest advance of Pickett's Charge. Freed in early 1864, RJ won promotion to sergeant. In the Fall of 1864 in the Battle of Peebles Farm near Petersburg, VA, Manuel was gravely wounded and left to die on the battlefield. But he did not die. The next day, one may conclude from hospital records, RJ got him from the battlefield to the first of a series of hospitals.
    Among many wounds, Manuel had a hole in his forehead and suffered "paralysis of right arm and leg and loss of power of speech." However, he outlived all of his brothers, dying in 1903. Then the Morganton News Herald heralded him as best known of Burke's Civil War survivors. Also, ex-lieutenant Kincaid, by then a Georgia textile manufacturer, praised Manuel for his service in the war and example after the war and added: "The Hennessees are a good old Burke family and were among the valiant North Carolinians who won for our dear old state, during the Civil War, everlasting renown."

    FARM SOLD, FAMILY RELOCATES

    Not in the army were brothers William Richard, who managed his in-law family farms in North Cove and was a Confederate quartermaster supplier, and James David, farmer and blacksmith who managed the Burke farm for his mother until it was sold. Sisters were Martha H. (Mrs. John) Ferree, Levinia Hennessee and Myra H. (wife of Sheriff Bartlett A.) Berry. Sheriff Berry acquired part of the riverfront Hennessee farm, and in the 20th Century, Duke Power Company bought all of it along with miles of Catawba riverfront south from the upper reaches of Lake James into South Carolina.
    By the time of the sale of the Hennessee Hunting Creek farm, the family of Patrick II had relocated. RJ continued nearby, a leader in the Zion Church community. Manuel and James David moved their families to farms near Gilboa Methodist Church in Silver Creek Township. Widow Nancy Sudderth Hennessee went to live with son William in North Cove. She took with her family heirlooms and records which could later have informed and enlightened family historians had they not been destroyed when the 1916 Catawba River Flood washed downstream the family's North Cove home, barns, etc.
    Manuel's children were Sarah (Mrs. George) Farr, Idalia (Mrs. Horace) Kincaid, Florence (Mrs. John) Ferree, Alice (Mrs. Thomas P.) Satterwhite, Manassa Nixon (Nas), Dr. Emanuel Augustus (Gus) MD, Joseph Richardson, Daniel Lafatte, William L. and Russell Kimsey Hennessee. All resided in Burke County. After US Army service and college medical education, Gus returned to Burke in 1902 to practice medicine, and in the 1920s, Spanish American War veteran Russell moved to Sunshine in Rutherford County.
    Children of RJ were Patrick Lee, James Phifer, Robert Avery, Ella H. Thompson, John and Margaret H. Garrison. Children of William Richard were Robert Horace Sr., James Patrick, William Lee, Paralee H. Brown, Wade Hampton and Samuel Arthur Hennessee. Children of James David were Martha Jo H. Duckworth, Thomas Patrick, Mary, Lois May and Ophelia Hennessee.
    Much more data about these and other descendants of Patrick are included in the 1981 and 2001 editions of Burke County Historical Society's Heritage of Burke County.

    SPELLINGS AND PRONUNCIATION

    Henesy, Henacie, Hensy, Hennessy, Henicie, Hennessa, Henessee, Henecy, Henessey and Hennessee are spellings found in documents from colonial to current times. Near consensus among later descendants of Patrick to spell the name "Hennessee" may be attributed not only to increasing familiarity with the spelling of Tennessee but also to the greater number of Tennessee Hennessees than North Carolina Hennessees. The name derives from the ancient Irish "O'haonghusa" (son of Angus) as also does Guinness -- the actor Alec, the stout beer and the world records.
    However the name is spelled, pronounce it Hen'-i-sy.
    Never never rhyme the last syllable with Tennessee.

    COINCIDENCES, PRECEDENTS, INCIDENTS

    Patrick's great great grandson Nas in the late 19th Century began his mercantile career on the old Cherokee Indian Road south of Morganton toward Rutherfordton. At the store, just south of Conley Road and north of Mount Olive Church Road, Nas bought Silver Creek gold and served Brindletown area residents and patrons of the nearby Glen Alpine Springs Hotel. In 1889, he relocated his store near the Glen Alpine railroad depot to compete more productively for the hotel-bound trade and to serve the town's growing population. Nas was also Town of Glen Alpine Treasurer and Justice of the Peace and proprietor of the Linville Hotel, which additionally was his family residence until 1930. At both Brindletown (1888) and Glen Alpine (1893-1897), Nas was postmaster as was his son Paul at Glen Alpine (1939-1972). Also, both Nas (1898-1900 and 1917-1918) and Paul (1936-1939) were Burke County Commissioners.
    Reflecting the zeal of their mother and wives for childhood education, Gus and Nas Hennessee were among Glen Alpine leaders who won, 44-2, a 1906 public tax vote for a new school. Gus was Chairman and Nas Treasurer of the building committee to set a leadership precedent followed by school-teaching descendants, by Charliemae H. Hamilton (Morganton School Board member for 14 years) and by her sister Nelle's advocating college for talented students and, as warranted, providing scholarship aid.
    Incidents in Glen Alpine in 1913 in Pitts Store and in 1918 at the railroad depot resulted (a) in deaths of two men, including Dr. Gus Hennessee in 1918, (b) in trials that attracted extensive interest and newspaper coverage both in Morganton and across North Carolina and (c) in life-long emotional trauma for witnesses and the victims' families.
    Nas purchased the Pitts building in 1926 and made it his primary store location. After he died in 1946, the business continued as partnership of Paul and Nelle until, after Nelle died, Paul closed the 100+ year-old Hennessee business in 1996.

    WHERE IS HENESSEY?

    Henessey was on early 20th Century US postal maps. It identified a post office established in 1896 in the store of John C. Landreau in the former home of Manuel and Elizabeth Caroline Hennessee at the intersection of US 64 and Bollinger Loop. The office served postal patrons south of Chambers, north of Brindletown and east of Rollins until rural free delivery began in 1903.

    SPECULATION

    Paddy's Creek flows into Lake James. Because of trapping and hunting ventures of Patrick before and after he settled in Burke, some 20th Century Hennessees speculated that Paddy's Creek was named for him. (What other men named Patrick and nicknamed Paddy were in Burke in the North Carolina Colony?)

    REUNIONS

    Toward the end of the 20th Century, descendants of Patrick Hennessee began annual reunions, with descendants of son John convening initially at Gilboa Methodist Church in Burke's Silver Creek Township and descendants of son James convening at McMinnville in Warren County, Tennessee. John and James descendants had a joint reunion in McMinnville in 1991. Reunions of descendants of John have also been held at Chesterfield (close to Patrick's farm and to Sudderth Cemetery), at Glen Alpine and Morganton in Burke County and at Sunshine in Rutherford County.

    SOURCES:

    The Back country Towns of Colonial Virginia, by Dr. Christopher E. Hendricks, 2006, University of Tennessee Press/Knoxville; "New London," pages 72-76 et al.

    "A Map of the Most Inhabited Part of Virginia (and) the Whole Province of Maryland With Parts of Pensilvania, New Jersey and North Carolina Drawn by Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson in 1775," an update based on their 1751 original and including the 1752 Moravian Church survey of Catawba River and tributaries in what since 1777 has been Burke County, NC.

    "An Accurate Map of North and South Carolina With Their Indian Frontiers…from Actual Surveys by Henry Mouzon and Others, London, 1775."

    "Patrick Hennessee, Insight from Land Grants, Burke County, NC," by E. L. Hennessee Jr., 4237 West Enon Drive, Enon, OH, ehennessee@aol.com. ww.http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/bedford/military/mil1758b.txt. Hening, William Waller 1820, The Statutes at Large; Being A Collection Of All The Laws Of Virginia, From The First Session Of The Legislature In The Year 1619; VolumeVI; Franklin Press, Richmond, VA.

    "Hennessee Family in America", 1991 and revisions since, compiled by David A. Hennessee, including "Hennessee Pre-Revolution Chronology," Patrick, homesteader in North Carolina, 1775 (Polk) and 1778 (Burke), Transcript of answers by Hamilton Mortimer Hennessee on government questionnaire for Tennessee Civil War veterans.

    Fort Necessity National Battlefield Roster of Virginia Militia: Thomas Henacy (pre-battle), Thomas Hennesey (list of survivors) (http://www.nps.gov/archive/fone/rostercmb.htm#h).

    Archives, Colony of Maryland, documentation of passengers 1688 and 1689 by Philip Poplestone, Captain of the ship Increase of Youghale (Cork County, Ireland).

    North Carolina Atlas & Gazetteer, Fourth Edition, Copyright 2000, pages 33, 54.

    Bedford Co., Va. OB 3 1763 - 1771 pg 36-37, court cases involving Patrick Henicie and Alice Henicie, furnished Nita Hennessee by Jim Hamlin in 1999.
    Book of Patents, Colony of North Carolina, 1765-1775, County of Rowan, 200 Acres to Patrick Henecy, February 28, 1775, on both sides of the south fork of White Creek of the Green River (land in Polk County since it was established in 1855). Burke County: Land and Misc. Records 1771-1809, Volume III, Page 103. BURKE,

    The History of a North Carolina County, 1777-1920, 1982, by Edward William Phifer, Jr., pages 179-180, 364, 367, 369. North Carolina Wills: A Testator Index, 1665-1900;
    Corrected and Revised Edition by Thornton W. Mitchell including: "Hennessa, John/Heslip, Thomas/Deed/10-11/533/1800 and Hennessy, John/Heslip, Thomas/Deed/ 10-11/536/1800" (deeds of Green River land to Thomas Heslip by John Hennessa, executor of estate of Patrick Hennessa I). http://files.usgwarchives,org/nc/rutherford/deeds/h2grntor.txt. http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/n/North_Carolina_Land_Grants_and-Deeds.html.

    CSA Army records 1861-1865--regiment: "E A Hennessee" (spelling used by Manual); hospitals (1864): "E A Hennessa" (spelling favored by RJ Hennessa).

    My Dearest Friend, Civil War Correspondence of Cornelia McGimsey and Lewis Warlick, page 184. The Heritage of Burke County 1981, published by The Burke County Historical Society, Morganton, NC, pages 225-226, sketches 100,152, 221, 304, 329, 359, 408, 413, 596, 612, 650, 661,724 and 763.

    The Heritage of Burke County 2001, published by The Burke County Historical Society, Morganton, NC, articles 10, 24, 29, 31, 63, 80, 136, 173, 295, 365, 404, 413, 414, 416-428, 466, 488, 532, 534, 617,645, 676, 678, 717, 718,727 and 775.

    NC Rev Army Accts (Rev. Army Auditors Accounts),Vol III,BKG-16(Haun,Part V). North Carolina Atlas, 1975, University of North Carolina Press, Pages 13, 16.

    North Carolina Yearbook 1902, published by News & Observer, Raleigh ttp://www.archive.org/stream/northcarolinayea1902/northcarolinayea1902_djvu.txt.

    Interviews, conversations and correspondence with Elizabeth Hennessee Finger, Jean Davis Hennessee, Nita Hennessee Shepard, David A. Hennessee, Eugene L. Hennessee, Jr., Keith C. Hennessee, Philip H. Hennessee, Fred Hennessee, Carl D. Hennessee, R. Floyd Hennessee, Nelle Augusta Hennessee, Margaret Hennessee Williams, Peggy Hennessee Ballew, Dewey W. Hennessee, Caroline Hamilton Ervin, Nixon Scott Hennessee, James D. Spainhour, Robert T. Pitts, et al.

    By Manassa Nixon (Nick) Hennessee III,

    Descendant of Patrick, John, Patrick II, Emanuel Augustus (Manuel), Manassa (Nas) Nixon and Manassa Nixon (Nick) Hennessee Jr.,

    Father of Nixon Scott Hennessee,

    Grandfather of Sean Alexander, Ryan Augustus and Aidan Patrick Hennessee

    *

    More...

    From: Helen R Money
    To: schoolstuff@worldnet.att.net
    Subject: Archibald W. Hennessee
    Date: Saturday, March 07, 1998 1:27 PM

    David,

    The other day when I talked to you, I mentioned that someone had moved to TN when they were 6 yrs. old. I said that it was Patrick but I was WRONG. It was Archibald W. Hennessee. Could you tell me where you found that fact. Reference in your notes: See testimony. What testimony and do I have it? I have not seen anything in detail on Archibald at all. Where are you getting this? I realize that you said that you did not have references on some of the things but if you have this, I would like to have it. I do have the rest of the references.

    The Revolutionary War........

    In the book VIRGINIA'S COLONIAL SOLDIERS by Lloyd Bockstuck, it lists

    Thomas Henacy, pg 129, 12 March
    Thomas Henacy, pg 134,
    Thomas Hennesey, pg 47, 50
    Thomas Hennessey, pg 131
    Patrick Hensey, pg 208 0.5.0

    REVOLUTIONARY WAR RECORDS Vol. I VA by Gaius M. Brumbaugh

    Wm. Henesey #4803 3 yrs. pg. 448

    This was all they had at the Family History Library here. It is very small. Don't know if you are interested in this "poop" or not. I printed off the Hennessee family that they had at the FHL-BC. I do not use it but only as a reference to look for something.

    I am really having a problem with Ailsey McDowell. Can't find doodley-squat on her. Will continue to look...................

    Helen

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    More...

    "An 1820 publication that I found in a 2009 internet search, A Collection Of All The Laws Of Virginia, From The First Session Of The Legislature In The Year 1619, Volume VII, documents that Patrick was son of Irish natives, Thomas and Catherine, who immigrated in 1688 and 1689 to Maryland. Colonial Maryland records confirm the immigration: Thomas was indentured to John Stevens of Dorchester County and Catherine to William Sharpe of adjacent Talbot County under arrangements made by Philip Poplestone, Captain of the ship Increase of Youghale (Ireland), with the employers of Thomas and Catherine and with Lord Baltimore, Proprietary Governor of Maryland."

    The full Virginia citation: Hening, William Waller 1820, The Statutes at Large; Being A Collection Of All The Laws Of Virginia, From The First Session Of The Legislature In The Year 1619. VolumeVII. Franklin Press, Richmond, Virginia. “Patrick Hensey, Bedford County Militia, 1758, Parents (Thomas Henesy) #26192 born (circa 1650), (Ireland), died (MD or PA), married in (VA), (Catherine) #26193, born (circa 1650), Ireland, died (MD or PA).”

    *

    More...

    http://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/scotsirish/hennessey.htm

    "Hennessy" and all its corruptions;

    The early homeland of one O'hAonghusa sept, ancestors of families named Hennessy, was in the barony of Lower Philipstown, Co. Offaly, along the present border of that county and Co. Westmeath.
    Hennessy is a name from which the prefix O has been dropped in modern times, though O'Hennessy was still widely used in the seventeenth century and may be retained by some families today. In Irish it is O'hAonghusa, i.e. descendant of Aonghus of Angus. The principal sept of the name was located near the town of Kilbeggan and the hill of Croghan, their territory being chiefly in the northern part of Co. Offaly, where they shared with O'Holohan the lordship of Clan Cholgain: a branch of this was located nearer to Dublin, the head of it being chief of Gailenga Beg on the north side of the River Liffey on the borders of Counties Meath and Dublin. The latter was displaced by the Anglo-Norman invasion. The Offaly O'Hennessys spread into Tipperary and Clare - in the later county they are now called Henchy, formerly Hensey.

    *

    Immigration:
    on the ship, "Increase"

    (Thomas married (Catherine LNU) (Ireland). (Catherine was born (1650-1660), Ireland; died (Maryland). [Group Sheet]


  14. 97.  (Catherine LNU) was born (1650-1660), Ireland; died (Maryland).

    Other Events:

    • Immigration: Talbot County, Maryland
    • Immigration: 8 Mar 1679, Youghal, Ireland

    Notes:

    "...Know all men by these presents that we William Sharpe of Talbot County and Phillip Poplestone master of the ship Encrease of Youghall are holden and firmly bound to the right honorable Charles Lord Baltimore in the sum of one hundred pounds sterling to be paid to the said Charles Lord Baltimore the said sum of one hundred pounds or his certain attorney, executors and administrators or assigns to they which payment well and truly be made we bind us and either of us our and either of our heirs executors and administrators and every of us jointly and severally by himself for all and in the whole firmly by these presents signed with our hand and sealed with our seals dated the eight and twentieth day of March one thousand six hudred seventy nine and in the fourth year of the Dominion of the said Charles Lord Baltimore over Maryland.

    Whereas the persons in the catague(sic) mentioned were lately brought over by the above bound Phillip Poplestone in the ship above mentioned and their rights by him assigned to the above bound William Sharpe as by the said catalogue may appear and whereas upon their humble request the above named Charles Lord Baltimore hath the day of the date above written promised a grant to the said William Sharpe by his general warrant to take up land in the province for the right of the said several persons now the condition of this obligation is such that if the said persons mentioned and named in the said catalogue or any or either of them have not formerly been made use or in order to their rights nor shall be hereafter made use of to the purpose otherwise then according to the intent that is herein and hereby declared then this obligation to be void and of none effect otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

    Sealed and delivered by the said Wm. Sharpe in the presence of William Sharpe, Vincent Lowe, Rich Keen, Thos. Greening. Annexed to the above obligation was this catalogue follow viz and catalogue of all the servants names which came out of Ireland into Maryland in the ship Encrease of Youghall Phillip Poplestone master, March 8, 1679.

    ...42. Cath Hennesy"

    (Data taken from a photocopy of the original record, located at the Maryland Hall of Records (Patents, Liber 20, folio 184). Photocopy. Personal library of Eric Shawn, Oak Grove, Oregon. This reference to Thomas Shehawne is also found in Harry Wright Newman's To Maryland from Overseas. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986, p. 156.)

    Immigration:
    on the ship, "Increase"

    Children:
    1. 48. Patrick Hennessee was born (1720-1730), (Ireland); died 0___ 1795, Burke County, North Carolina; was buried 25 Oct 1795, Tryon, Polk County, North Carolina.

  15. 100.  Benjamin Wilsher was born 1700-1715, Amherst County, Virginia, British Colonies of America (son of Joseph Wilsher and unnamed spouse); died 5 May 1777, (Amherst County, Virginia, British Colonies of America).

    Notes:

    December 23, 2015:

    I've abstracted this information for Benjamin and his issue from the web. And his profile must be questioned as there was NO sources cited for any of his events. It is also noteworthy that Thomas WILCHER did not name any of his children after his grandfather or his issue...DAH

    Benjamin married unnamed spouse (Amherst County, Virginia, British Colonies of America). [Group Sheet]


  16. 101.  unnamed spouse
    Children:
    1. Joseph Wilsher was born 0___ 1740, (Amherst County, Virginia Colony); died 6 May 1782, (Amherst County, Virginia Colony).
    2. Richard Wilsher was born 0___ 1744, (Amherst County, Virginia, British Colonies of America); died 0___ 1810.
    3. 50. Thomas Wilcher, Sr. was born ~ 1745, (Amherst County) Virginia Colony; died LATE 1816, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Liberty Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.

  17. 112.  James Miller

    James — Catherine. [Group Sheet]


  18. 113.  Catherine
    Children:
    1. 56. Abraham Miller died Abt 1806, Burke County, North Carolina.

  19. 120.  Thomas Gribble was born 0___ 1748, North Carolina; died Abt 1813, Anson, North Carolina.

    Notes:

    Possible antecedents for Thomas...

    Posted By: Karri Mayo
    Email: karrimayo@yahoo.com
    Subject: Re: Thomas Gribble/Sarah Irwin....
    Post Date: July 14, 2004 at 18:15:16
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/gribble/messages/387.html
    Forum: Gribble Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/gribble/

    Hi there!

    Am just now doing research into Gribble line (somewhat belated in 2004).

    I am descended as follows:

    1=Ezekiel b. 1803 Mecklenburg Co. NC + m. Lucy Morrison.
    >2=daughter Alice Lucinda Gribble + m. Mr. Parks.
    >3=daughter Lucy Parks + m. Frank Brown.
    >4=daughter Belle Brown b. 1880's+ m. David Arthur Herriman.
    >5=daughter Grace Herriman b.1925 + m. Garner Mayo.
    >6 =ME(daughter) Karri Mayo b. 1966

    I have found the following backwards info:
    *Ezekiel b. 1803 NC =son of John Gribble.
    *John Gribble b. 1770 Mecklenburg Co., NC (m. Margaret Black) =son of Thomas Gribble.
    *Thomas Gribble. b. 1748 NC (m. Sara Irwin) =son of Joseph Gribble.
    *Joseph Gribble b. 1727 York, PA (m. Jane b. 1731) =son of John Gribble.
    *John Gribble b. 1717...and the rest is unknown...

    And that's all I know so far. So, I am seeking info, any info to fill in gaps of marrieds and so forth. I have read about a 4' x 4' chart and would like some info -anything- on that please.

    Thnx, really appreciate it!!!!
    Karri Mayo

    Thomas' death...


    Posted By: Bill Erwin
    Email: silvert@chipshot.net
    Subject: Re: Thomas Gribble/Sarah Irwin....
    Post Date: September 27, 1999 at 11:58:40
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/gribble/messages/46.html
    Forum: Gribble Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/gribble/


    I have extensive info on Thomas and Sarah, as far as their descendants. I dont have the date of her death, but since Thomas died about 1813 in Mecklenburg (Anson) county, North Carolina, I have assumed that that is where she is buried also. I would be willing to share what I have on this line. Email me and let me know how you are connected.













    Descendants of Thomas Gribble by Larry Dean Meyer...

    http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/e/y/Larry-D-Meyer/GENE1-0001.html

    Thomas married Sarah Irwin 0___ 1768, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Sarah was born 0___ 1750, Anson, North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  20. 121.  Sarah Irwin was born 0___ 1750, Anson, North Carolina.

    Notes:

    Posted By: James Hill
    Email: ultimatepa@yahoo.com
    Subject: Re: Seeking parents of Thomas & Sara GRIBBLE
    Post Date: May 31, 2007 at 13:56:06
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/gribble/messages/455.html
    Forum: Gribble Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/gribble/


    re: Sarah Irwin:

    Born in a portion of Anson County that became Mecklenburg County in 1762. Her heritage is guessed primarily from the will of Alexander Irwin who died in 1780. In his will he left money and or land to his sons - John, William, James, Samuel, and Robert. He also left an equal share of money to Thomas Gribble, James Beard, and William Blackstock. Although there is no mention of relationship, it is known that each of these men were married to women whose maiden name was Irwin. The guess is that they must have been his daughters. Why else would he leave them equal shares?[Thomas Gribble by Mike Tandy.FTW]

    Some have supposed that her parents were William and Sarah Irwin. That conclusion has been arrived at by the fact that Thomas and Sarah Irwin Gribble had some land dealings with William. There has never been any proof found to my knowledge. My guess is that William was Sarah's brother that was mentioned in Alexander Irwin's will.

    **********
    I have Thomas Carmack and Hannah Shanks Gribble listed as being buried in the Webb Cemetery - BUT I haven't found their graves yet.

    **********
    My great great grandfather Thomas is buried in the Shiloh Cemetery (I suspect Irena is beside him but there is no marker.) Also my great grandparents David Burdine & Hannah Malury Gribble Smith are buried within spitting distance of Thomas.

    My name is James Hill - I live on Laws Road and I am in the book.





    Children:
    1. 60. Thomas Carmack Gribble was born 0___ 1776, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; died 13 Aug 1849, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shiloh Cemetery, Rock Island, Warren County, Tennessee.

  21. 124.  John Isaac Roberts was born ~ 1720, Manchester, England; died (Orange County, North Carolina); was buried (Orange County, North Carolina).

    Notes:

    The following is my lineage from Reuben Roberts as far as I know it to be accurate:

    Direct Descendants of John Issac Roberts

    1 John Issac Roberts b: c. 1690 in Manchester, Lancashire, England d: in Orange Co., NC
    .. +Willie Holifield b: c. 1710 in Ruthin, Wales, England(?) d: in Orange Co., NC
    ........ 2 Reuben Roberts b: 4 Jan 1743/44 in Manchester, England (?) d: 2 Aug 1841 in Warren Co., TN
    ............ +Mary Millie Asher b: c. 1759 in Orleans, France m: Aug 1785 in Orange Co., NC (?) d: in TN
    ................... 3 Elizabeth Roberts b: 1786 in Orange Co., NC
    ................... 3 Thomas Roberts b: 1787 in Orange Co., TN
    ................... 3 William Roberts b: 1788 in Orange Co., TN
    ................... 3 Mary Martha Roberts b: 1790 in Orange Co., TN
    ................... 3 John Roberts b: 1792 in Washington Co., NC (TN)
    ................... 3 James Monroe Roberts b: 29 Dec 1793 in Washington Co., NC (TN) d: 14 Apr 1844 in Asbury, Warren Co., TN
    ....................... +Elizabeth Tunnell b: 5 Apr 1785 in Fairfax Co., VA m: 1815 in Anderson Co., TN d: 1830 in Asbury, Warren Co., TN
    ............................. 4 Margaret Elmina Roberts b: 19 Apr 1816
    ............................. 4 Amanda Melvina Roberts b: 27 Mar 1818
    ............................. 4 James Monroe Roberts b: 20 Feb 1820
    ............................. 4 Sarah Eliza Roberts b: 29 Jan 1822
    ............................. 4 Cynthia Caroline Roberts b: 19 Jun 1825
    ............................. 4 William Parker Roberts, Sr. b: 18 Apr 1827 in Warren Co., TN d: 10 Jun 1863 in Murfreesboro, TN
    ................................. +Lucy Ann Blackburn b: 14 Mar 1836 in Warren Co., TN m: 31 Mar 1853 in Warren Co., TN d: 19 Sep 1880 in Warren Co., TN
    ........................................ 5 John Phillip Roberts b: 16 Apr 1854 in Warren Co., TN d: 17 Sep 1924 in Conner, Carroll Co., AR
    ............................................ +Louisa Jane Dunlap b: 1861 in Blount Co., TN m: 13 Oct 1876 in Campaign Switch, TN d: in AR
    .................................................. 6 Salie Parcia Roberts b: 1878
    .................................................. 6 David Carson Roberts b: 11 Feb 1879 in Campaign Switch, TN d: 1949 in Berryville, AR
    ...................................................... +Ora Mays b: 21 Nov 1900 in Huntsville, AR m: in Never Married d: 28 Oct 1981 in Springdale, AR
    ............................................................. 7 Kieth M. [Roberts] Wentz b: 11 Nov 1919 in Huntsville, AR d: 3 Dec 2001 in Springdale, AR
    ................................................................. +Mary Marjorie Weber b: 17 Dec 1923 in AR m: 20 Aug 1938 in Springdale, AR
    ........................................................................ 8 Kieth Francis Wentz b: 12 Oct 1939 d: 9 Sep 1993
    ........................................................................ 8 Doris Jeanne Wentz b: 4 Jan 1943
    ........................................................................ 8 Don Franklin Wentz b: 7 Oct 1944 in Springdale, AR
    ............................................................................ +Rosamond Joy [Smith] Laverty b: 22 Apr 1945 in Duluth, MN m: 29 Jan 1962 in Stillwell, OK
    .................................................................................. 9 Jerry Don [Wentz] Vandiver b: 29 Sep 1962 in Biloxi, MS
    ........................................................................ 8 Carl Dean Wentz b: 27 Oct 1946
    ........................................................................ 8 Carroll Lee Wentz b: 24 Oct 1948
    ........................................................................ 8 Kennith Wayne Wentz b: 21 Nov 1949
    ........................................................................ 8 Carolyn Wentz b: 11 Jul 1951
    ........................................................................ 8 Barbara Ann Wentz b: 22 Dec 1952
    ........................................................................ 8 Gary Carson Wentz b: 2 Sep 1955
    ........................................................................ 8 Terry Michael Wentz b: 23 Apr 1960
    .................................................. 6 Vicia Ann Roberts b: 1882
    .................................................. 6 Lucy Emma Roberts b: 1884
    .................................................. 6 Hallie Calesta Roberts b: 1887
    .................................................. 6 William Parker Roberts b: 1890
    .................................................. 6 Edna Jewell Roberts b: 1892
    .................................................. 6 Fannie Lee Roberts b: 1893
    .................................................. 6 Jay Palmer Roberts b: 1896
    .................................................. 6 Ruth Nobel Roberts b: 1898
    .................................................. 6 Henery Clay Roberts b: 1900
    .................................................. 6 John Bradley Roberts b: 1906
    ........................................ 5 James Monroe Roberts b: 16 Oct 1856
    ........................................ 5 George Caswel Roberts b: 11 Nov 1858
    ........................................ 5 Samuel Roberts b: 12 Oct 1860
    ........................................ 5 William Parker Roberts, Jr. b: 21 Aug 1863
    ....................... +Martha Allison b: c. 1790 in NC (?) m: 1833 in Washington Co., TN
    ............................. 4 Mary Eizabeth Roberts b: 1834
    ............................. 4 John Kelly Roberts b: 3 Jan 1837
    ............................. 4 Manlow Woodbury Roberts b: 1838
    ................... 3 Millie Roberts b: 1796 in Washongton Co., NC (TN)
    ................... 3 Susan Roberts b: 1798 in Carter Co., TN
    ................... 3 Nancy Roberts b: 1799 in Carter Co., TN
    ................... 3 Reuben Roberts, Jr. b: 1802 in Carter Co., TN
    ................... 3 Caswell Cobb Roberts b: 1804 in Anderson Co., TN
    ................... 3 Scott Roberts b: 1808 in Anderson Co., TN
    ........ 2 Thomas Roberts
    ........ 2 Moses Roberts
    ........ 2 Ellis Roberts
    ........ 2 Aaron Roberts

    My grandfather (generation 7), Kieth M. [Roberts] Wentz was born out of wedlock, "Lieutenant David Carson Roberts" was married and stationed at Fort Smith, Arkansas when he met my great grandmother Ora Mays.Kieth was adopted by his first step father as Wentz.When my mother divorced and remarried, I was then adopted as Vandiver.

    I would like to know if anyone has confirmed the father of Reuben as John Issac or the four brothers of Reuben that I have listed here.

    John married Willie Holifield (Manchester, England). Willie was born Ruthin, Wales; died (Orange County, North Carolina); was buried (Orange County, North Carolina). [Group Sheet]


  22. 125.  Willie Holifield was born Ruthin, Wales; died (Orange County, North Carolina); was buried (Orange County, North Carolina).
    Children:
    1. Ellis Roberts was born (Manchester, England).
    2. Moses Roberts was born (Manchester, England).
    3. Thomas Roberts was born (Manchester, England).
    4. 62. Reuben Roberts, Sr. was born 4 Jan 1744, Manchester, England; died 2 Aug 1841, Campaign, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Asbury Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

  23. 126.  Charles Asher was born 0___ 1740, Commonwealth of Virginia; died 0___ 1814, Reynolds County, Missouri; was buried Asher Cemetery, Oates, Reynolds County, Missouri.

    Notes:

    Spouse of Milly Hicks

    1 of the 4 headstone that are in the same row as James Asher

    Charles and Milly Married 1753 Hogans Creek, Caswell, North Carolina

    To this union the following known children

    1. Charles Asher Jr – 1788
    2. Thomas Charles Asher – 1793
    3. John Asher 1757 – 1830
    4. David William Asher 1759 – 1860
    5. Mary "Milly" Asher 1759 – 1847
    6. James Asher 1765 –
    7. Elizabeth Asher 1768 –

    Charles married Mary Hicks 0___ 1753, Caswell County, North Carolina. Mary was born 0___ 1730, Halifax County, Virginia; died 0___ 1814, Reynolds County, Missouri; was buried Asher Cemetery, Oates, Reynolds County, Missouri. [Group Sheet]


  24. 127.  Mary Hicks was born 0___ 1730, Halifax County, Virginia; died 0___ 1814, Reynolds County, Missouri; was buried Asher Cemetery, Oates, Reynolds County, Missouri.
    Children:
    1. 63. Millie "Millie" Asher was born 0___ 1759, Desmonts, Orleans Parish, Louisiana; died 14 Mar 1847, Campaign, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Asbury Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.


Generation: 8

  1. 128.  Joseph C. Cantrell was born 29 Dec 1695, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (son of Richard L. Cantrell, II and Dorothy Jane Jones); died 0___ 1738, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware; was buried Gloria Dei Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

    Other Events:

    • Burial: Old Swedes Churchyard, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware
    • Alt Death: 0___ 1755, Orange County, North Carolina

    Notes:

    http://www.dmitchelljones.org/index.html

    JOSEPH2 CANTRELL, (Richard1),

    b abt 1695 Philadelphia, PA m Catharina _____. Joseph is named as a grandson in the will of Jane Jones, written in 1730. He apparently grew up in Philadelphia, and moved when a young man to what is now Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, about 20 miles down the Delaware River from Philadelphia. This area had been settled by the Swedes, including some Finns, in 1638, and they had established there the Holy Trinity Church, known in later years as "Old Swedes Church.".

    The present structure was built in 1698 and is still in use today. It was Swedish Lutheran until 1791, when the last Swedish pastor departed and jurisdiction was transferred to the Protestant Episcopal Church. Joseph married probably married about 1718, his wife was named Catharina. Susan Christie in 1908 thought that Catharina was probably a descendant of one of the old Swedish families, and I tend to agree with that conclusion. Some researchers have thought that Joseph's wife was Catherine Heath, but I have seen no record or evidence to support that idea.

    Joseph Cantrell and his wife were attending Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church by 1720, and three of their children were baptized there between 1720 and 1726. Joseph and his family probably lived in the Wilmington area of Delaware until the 1730's. They are said to have been in Orange Co., Virginia, in 1738, and possibly lived there until about 1750.

    At that time the proprietor of the Granville District in North Carolina was opening that area for settlement and offering good land at low prices. Many families traveled down the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia into North Carolina, and Joseph Cantrell and several of his children were apparently among those who made this journey. No will or estate settlement for Joseph Cantrell has been found in Delaware or in North Carolina, but he is thought to have died in North Carolina.

    The 1755 tax list of Orange Co., North Carolina, shows Joseph's son John Cantrell with two taxable white males. Since John's sons were under 12 years old, it seems likely that joseph Cantrell was the other male, and that he was living with his son John at that time. Joseph probably died in the 1760's, but no record has been found of his death. Joseph and Catharina are thought to have had ten or more children.

    end of comment

    From material prepared by Eddy and Glenda Harrel - Reference attributed to "Early Families of the North Carolina Counties of Rockingham and Stokes with Revolutionary Service", compiled and published by members of James Hunter Chapter, National Society, Daughter of American Revolution of Madison, North Carolina, published 1977:

    Joseph spent his early boyhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Joseph and Catharina lived in New Castle County, Pennsylvania on or near the site of the present city of Wilmington, Delaware, and were attendants at Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church before 1720. Their first three children were baptised at the old historical church, known as Old Swedes, which is one of the oldest and quaintest churches in this country.

    Joseph was probably a farmer in these lower counties of Pennsylvania, which later became part of Delaware. A published work of the wills in the county of New Castle fails to reveal a will of Joseph or Catharina. It is possible that Joseph accompanied some of the sons on the move south to North Carolina. In 1752 and 1753, son John was taxed for two white polls in Orange County, North Carolina. One may have been his father. A complete list of the children of John and Catharina has never been found. The nine children listed were compiled from family records and the court and county records of Orange County North Carolina. The sixth child (a female, name unknown) was born about 1722.

    Christina Parish was mostly situated on both sides of Christina Creek, partly on both sides of Brandywine Creek in New Castle County and in the Hundreds of New Castle, Christina and Brandywine. It stretched two Swedish miles in length, and one in breadth. The most remote families of the parish were not more than six and a half English miles distance from the church. The city of Wilmington is built on the Swedish "church land" and the charter for the town was granted on 1735. At the time Joseph Cantril went there, it was known as Christina.

    Many of the earliest records of this locality have been lost, or destroyed, and at best are very incomplete. There is evidence, however, from the scattered records in New Castle County today, that descendents of Richard Cantril lived there from before 1720 until 1797, though the majority moved south during this period.

    A published work of the wills and probates of New Castle County during the period of Joseph's residence there fails to reveal his will or probate. As he was a man in his 50s when his sons moved south to Carolina, it can be assumed that he made the move with his sons. In the tax list submitted to the Orange County Court, North Carolina for the year 1754, his son John's household listed two taxable white males. As John's sons were under 16 years of age, it can be assumed that one of these was his father, Joseph.

    •******Virginia Young***********

    JOSEPH CANTRELL WAS BORN ABOUT 1695 IN PHILADELPHIA, PA. HE MARRIED CATHERINE HEATH ABOUT 1718. A COMPLETE LIST OF THE CHILDREN OF JOSEPH AND CATHERINE HAS NEVER BEEN LOCATED. ONE DAUGHTER MAY HAVE BEEN SARAH, WHO WAS THE WIFE OF LAWRENCE BANKSTON. FOR OVER 60 YEARS THE CANTRELL AND BANKSTON FAMILIES MIGRATED AND SETTLED TOGETHER. LAWRENCE BANKSTON STATED IN A COURT CASE IN 1807, THAT HE HAD KNOWN ISAAC CANTRELL FOR OVER 50 YEARS. THE FOLLOWING LIST IS COMPILED FROM THE BAPTISMAL LIST, THE LIST PROVIDED BY THE FAMILY GENEALOGIST IN 1907 AND FROM THE COUNTY RECORDS IN ORANGE COUNTY, NC.:

    1. HANNAH CANTRELL-BORN 20 MARCH 1720 IN PA. AND BAPTIZED 25, APRIL 1720 2. DAUGHTER BORN ABT. 1722. 3. JOHN CANTRELL 4. JOSEPH CANTRELL 5. ZEBULON CANTRELL 6. ISAAC CANTRELL 7. JAMES CANTRELL 8. BENJAMIN CANTRELL-BORN ABT. 1733 IN ORANGE CO. 9. STEPHEN CANTRELL-BORN ABT. 1735 IN ORANGE CO. VA.

    **********Judia Kemper Terry******************

    Joseph Cantrill was born about 1695 in Philadelphia, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania. He died in New Castle, Pennsylvania. He was buried in possibly Orange County, North Carolina. "Joseph Cantrill was born about 1695 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and spent his early boyhood in that city. Married Catharina _______. They were living in New Castle County, Pennsylvania, on or near the site of the present city of Wilmington, Delaware, and were attendants at Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church before 1720. It is probable that Catharina was a daughter of one of the Old Swedes, first settlers of this section, but we could not verify this. Their first three children were baptized at the old historic church still used and known as Old Swedes, which is one of the oldest and quaintest churches in this country.

    "Christina parish was mostly situated on both sides of Christina Creek, partly on both sides of Brandywine Creek in New Castle County, and in the Hundreds of New Castle, Christina and Brandywine. It stretched two Swedish miles distant from the church. The city of Willmington is built on the Swedish "church land" and the charter for the town was granted in 1735. At the time Joseph Cantrill went there it was known as Christina.

    "Many of the earliest records of this locality have been lost, or destroyed, and at best are very incomplete. There is evidence, however, from the scattered records in New Castle County today, that descendants of Richard Cantrill lived there from before 1720 until 1797, though the majority moved south during this period. Children: Hannah, born March 20, 1720; baptised April 25, 1720, at Old Swedes; John; Joseph; Zebulon; Isaac; a daughter (name unknown." (THE CANTRILL - CANTRELL GENEALOGY, 1908, by Susan Cantrill Christie, page 7.)

    "Joseph Cantrill, son of Richard, was born about 1695 in Philadelphia, PA., where he probably spent his boyhood years and moved south to the lower counties of PA. after reaching manhood. He married Catherine Heath about 1718. She was a daughter of John and Hannah Haines Heath. John Heath was a grandson of Thomas Heath who came to America from England in 1635 on the ship, SAFETY, landing in VA. and who later moved north to the lower counties, which later became part of Delaware. Joseph was probably a farmer in New Castle county.

    We know that they were attending Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church in Wilmington as three of their children were baptized at this oldest and quaintest church in the nation.

    Christina Parish was mostly situated on both sides of Christina Creek and partly on both sides of Brandywine Creek in New Castle county.

    The most remote families were not more than six and one half miles from the church. Wilmington was first known as Christina and was built on Swedish "Churchland", and the charter was granted in 1735. Most of the records of the area have been lost, but we do know that descendants of Richard were living in the area from 1720-1787, though the majority had moved south to Virginia and the Carolinas. A published work of the wills and probates in New Castle county, does not contain any record of Joseph or Catherine. It can be assumed that they had made the trip south.

    In the tax list submitted to the Orange County Court for the year of 1754, son, John was listed as having two taxable white males. As John's sons were under 10 years of age, the possibility exists that this other was for his father. A complete list of the children has never been found, but the following was compiled from the family genealogist and from county court records of Orange County, North Carolina."

    (Carolyn Sue Mitchell Bouska, 15001 Quail Drive, Balch Springs, Texas 75180-2447; tele: 214-557-5532, 1993 - 1995, as per "The Cantrill-Cantrell Genealogy, A record of the descendants of Richard Cantrill, who was a resident of Philadelphia prior to 1689, and of earlier Cantrills in England and America," by Susan Cantrill Christie, later revised and published again by J. R. and Jackie Cantrell, further revised and published in 1973 by Joseph Caten.)

    "Joseph Cantrell was born abaout 1695 in Phildelphia, PA.. He spent his early childhood in that city. His parents may have moved to the lower counties of PA. soon after 1700. He married Catherine Heath ca 1718. According to one genealogist, she was a daughter of John and Hannah Heath. So far, research has not been located to substantiate. We do know that her christian name was Catherine from the baptismal records at the Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) church at Wilmnington, Delaware. One researcher has stated that she was a great granddaughter of Thomas Heath who came to America in 1635 on the ship "SAFETY" landing in VA. and later moving north and finally settling near New Castle, PA. (later Delaware).

    From the Holy Trinity records of 1697 to 1773, which were translated from the Swedish to English in 1890, we find that Joseph and Catherine had three children baptized there in the 1720's.

    They were Hannah, John and Joseph.

    Christina Parish was mostly situated on both sides of Christina Creek, partly on both sides of Brandywine Creek in New Castle County, Pa. and in the Hundreds of New Castle, Christina and Brandywine. It stretched two Swedish miles in length and one in breadth. The most remote families of the parish were not more than six and one half English miles distant from the church.

    The city of Wilmington is built on the Swedish "churchland" and the charter for the town was granted in 1735. At the time, Joseph lived there it was known as Christina. Most of the earliest records of this locality have been lost or destroyed and at the best are very incomplete. There is evidence, however, from some of the scattered records in New Castle Co., that possible descendants of Richard Cantrill lived in the area from 1720 to 1787, although the majority had moved south during this period. There is a published work of the wills and probates of New Castle Co., during the period of Joseph's residence, but it fails to reveal evidence of Richard or Dorothy's death.

    From the records of the western part of VA. we know that in 1738, Joseph and his brother, Zebulon were in Orange County, VA.. A Rev. William William, an early Presbyterian minister filed suit for libel against dozens of the settlers in the Valley. The list of defendents encluded Zebulon Cantrel and Joseph Cantrel. We know that son, John was in Orange County, NC.

    in 1754, when the tax list for that year was submitted by the sheriff, and that the list had two taxable white males. John's oldest son was too young to have been taxed so the other one may have been for Joseph. A complete list of the children of Joseph and Catherine has never been located. One daughter may have been Sarah, who was the wife of Lawrence Bankston. For over 60 years the Cantrell and Bankston families migrated and settled together. Lawrence Bankston stated in a court case in 1807 that he had known Isaac Cantrell for over 50 years.

    The following list is compiled from the baptismal list, the list provided by the family genealogist in 1907 and from the county records in Orange County, North Carolina."

    (Carolyn Sue Mitchell Bouska, 15001 Quail Drive, Balch Springs, Texas 75180-2447; tele: 214-557-5532, 1993 - 1995, as per Warren G. Cantrell, 1913 Willowbend, Killeen, Texas 76543.) He was married to Catherina Heath about 1718 in Holy Trinity Ch., New Castle, DE.



    It is probable that Catherine was the daughter of one of the Old Swedes, first settlers of the section.

    Her first three children were baptised in the Old Swedes Chruch. At this time the old location was called Christiana.

    {Warren G. Cantrell STRONGLY DISAGREES that Catherine is a daughter of John & Hannah. There were five Heath families in the Philadelphia area. Why would he marry a girl from MA which was so far away....9/2/1995/DAH}

    end of comments

    Will get back to you on this when I have time.

    Joyce

    On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 8:27 AM, info@classroomfurniture.com wrote:
    Hello Joyce.
    You are citing:


    Is this correct? Did you see the gravesite yourself? Please advise as there are many conflicting burial sites for Joseph.

    end of query - no response

    Birth: 1695
    Philadelphia
    Philadelphia County
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Death: 1755
    Orange County
    North Carolina, USA

    Joseph Cantrell was born about 1695 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and after reaching manhood moved to the “lower counties of Pennsylvania” that later became the state of Delaware. He married Catharina (surname unknown) about 1718, and they were living in New Castle County, Pennsylvania, near the present city of Wilmington, Delaware, and before 1720, were attendants at Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church. Catharina was probably the daughter of one of the original Old Swedes families who first settled on the Swedish “church land.” From the Holy Trinity records of 1697 to 1773, which were translated from Swedish to English in 1890, we find that Joseph and Catharina had three children baptized there in the 1720s. They were Hannah, John and Joseph.

    At the time Joseph Cantrell settled there, the town was known as Christina, which was mostly situated on both sides of Christina Creek, partly on both sides of Brandywine Creek in New Castle County, and in the Hundreds of New Castle, Christina and Brandywine. The most remote families of the parish were not more than six and a half miles from the church. The city of Wilmington, Delaware was built on Swedish “church land.” The charter for the town was granted in 1735.

    There aren’t any further records of Joseph or Catharina in the remaining records of Delaware, but from the records of Jefferson County, West Virginia, we know that in 1738, Joseph and his brother, Zebulon, were involved in a lawsuit in Orange County, Virginia. The libel suit brought against 54 defendants for “signing a scandalous paper reflecting on the Complaintiff” by Rev. William Williams (Presbyterian) occurred on July 27, 1738. It was filed at the Orange County, Virginia courthouse. Both Joseph and Zebulon were listed as "other defendants." The events that were described in the suit probably happened somewhere between Winchester, Virginia and what is now Martinsburg, West Virginia, which is where the Rev. Williams lived.

    While living in New Castle County, Joseph's son, Isaac Cantrell, became associated with the Welsh Tract Baptist Church located at the foot of Iron Hill, in Pencader Hundred. It is the oldest Primitive Baptist church in America, and Isaac was probably licensed to preach by this group. As the Church was composed of Welsh People, the preaching for about one hundred years was in the Welsh language. Isaac’s mother, Catharina, was more than likely of Swedish parentage, but we know for certain that his grandmother, Dorothy Jones, was born in Wales. The Welsh language is not just a dialect of English; it is a language with an older pedigree, and a distinct one. Isaac Cantrell would have to have been fluent in the Welsh language to have been a member of this church in the 1700s.

    A record of Isaac’s brother Zebulon being a witness to the will of Thomas Edmond on July 21, 1758, is among the Welsh Tract Baptist Church records, and lends further evidence that the Cantrells were early members of this church.

    About 1747, many of the Cantrells as well as allied families joined a large caravan in the movement southward. They moved along the Great Wagon Road down through the Great Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Within view to the west of the Valley rose the Alleghenies and to the east were the Blue Ridge Mountains. From Roanoke, the Wagon Road went through the Staunton Gap and on south to the Piedmont Plateau of the Carolinas. They settled in the "Land of Eden" Granville County, North Carolina, which became Orange County in September 1752. Later, in 1785, this part of Orange County became Rockingham County.

    In the tax list submitted to the Orange County Court for the year of 1754, John Cantrell was listed as having two taxable white males. It is possible that one of the males may have been his father Joseph. Isaac received a land grant for 202 acres of land in Orange County on November 13, 1756. Isaac sold this land to his brother John on 13 Mar 1759.

    I have created this memorial in honor and memory of Joseph and his descendants at Old Swedes Church where he was a member and several of his children were baptized. He was my husband's 5th great grandfather.

    CHILDREN:

    *James Cantrell (b. 1719 New Castle Co., DE; d. TN. James Cantrell settled in Southern Tennessee and owned the farm where the Battle of Shiloh was fought during the Civil War.

    * Hannah Cantrell (b. 20 Mar 1720 Christina, New Castle, DE)

    * John Cantrell (b. 6 Oct 1724 New Castle, DE; d. 11 Feb 1803 Spartanburg Co., SC) m. abt 1743 in Newcastle, DE, Rachel Brittain (b. 1725 New Castle Co., DE; d. abt 1769 Rockingham Co., NC) They had 17 children. John married secondly, Jane ___, and they had 6 children.

    *Joseph Cantrell (b. Jun 1726 Wilmington, New Castle Co., DE; d. Jan 1804 Caswell Co., NC) m. Jemima Mitchell.

    *Zebulon Cantrell (b. abt 1728 New Castle Co., DE; d. 1765 Orange Co., NC) m. Mary Montgomery.

    *Isaac Cantrell (b. abt. 1729 New Castle Co., DE; d. 23 Aug 1805 Spartanburg Co., SC) m. Talitha Cloud about 1750 in Rockingham Co., NC, Elizabeth ___ about 1769 in Rockingham Co., NC, and Mary Linder about 1773 in Rockingham Co., NC.



    Family links:
    Parents:
    Richard Cantrell (1660 - 1753)
    Dorothy Jones Cantrell (1672 - 1730)

    Spouse:
    Catherine Cantrell (1697 - 1755)*

    Children:
    Hannah Cantrell (1720 - ____)*
    John Cantrell (1724 - 1803)*
    Joseph Cantrell (1726 - 1804)*
    Zebulon Cantrell (1728 - 1765)*
    Isaac Cantrell (1729 - 1805)*

    Sibling:
    Mary Cantril (1694 - 1695)*
    Joseph Cantrell (1695 - 1755)

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    Old Swedes Churchyard
    Wilmington
    New Castle County
    Delaware, USA

    Created by: jcq
    Record added: Feb 24, 2012
    Find A Grave Memorial# 85625396

    end of biography

    Buried:
    Click this link to view more images, history & map of Gloria Dei Church ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloria_Dei_%28Old_Swedes%27%29_Church

    Joseph married Catherine LNU 0___ 1718, New Castle County, Delaware. Catherine was born 27 May 1697, Haverhill, Massachusetts; died 30 Aug 1755, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware; was buried Gloria Dei Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. [Group Sheet]


  2. 129.  Catherine LNU was born 27 May 1697, Haverhill, Massachusetts; died 30 Aug 1755, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware; was buried Gloria Dei Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

    Other Events:

    • Burial: Old Swedes Churchyard, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware
    • Also Known As: Catherina
    • Death: ~ 1734, New Castle County, Delaware

    Notes:

    Mailing-List: archive/latest/50
    Loop: CANTRELL-L@rootsweb.com
    Precedence: list
    Resent-Sender: CANTRELL-L-request@rootsweb.com
    Lynn.

    For Lord's sake take the Hannah Haynes junk out of your file. That was a rumor that I started 25 years ago and have lived to regret. John "Snow Shoe" and Hannah Hanes Heath did not have, I repeat. Did not have a daughter Catherine among their 10 or 12 children.

    Warren G. Cantrell
    Family Historian
    1913 Willowbend Dr.
    Killeen,. TX 76543
    (254) 699-2143

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Mailing-List: archive/latest/51
    Loop: CANTRELL-L@rootsweb.com
    Precedence: list
    Resent-Sender: CANTRELL-L-request@rootsweb.com

    Diane,

    Please, please remove all information from your files that Catherine was a daughter of John "Snow Shoe" and Hannah Haynes Heath. That was a ruor that I started 25 years ago and have long regretted. John and hannah did not and I repeat did not have a dau. named Catherine. Futher there is not proof that Catherine was a Heath. That was a rumor that Nobel Bethel started in 1928.
    His opinion was based on the 1747 will of John Heath that named a cousin, Alice Cantrell as an heir. john and Hanah Haynes Heath never left MA or Conn.

    Warren G. Cantrell
    1913 Willowbend Dr.
    Killeen TX 76543
    (254) 699-2143

    end of comments

    "It is probable that Catherine was the daughter of one of the Old Swedes, first settlers of the section. Her first three children were baptized in the Old Swedes Church. At this time the location was called Christiana. Several of Richard Cantrill's descendents lived there between 1720-1797."

    Warren G. Cantrell STRONGLY DISAGREES that Catherine is daughter of John & Hannah Haines Heath. Warren notes that there were five HEATH families in the Philadelphia area and posits, "Why would he marry a girl from MA which was so far away"...2 Sep 1995.

    It is interesting to note that her first child, a girl, was named, "Hannah" (after her mother?) and her second child, a son, named, "John" (after her father?)

    end of comment

    Proposed Change: Joseph C. Cantrell (I3944)
    Tree: The Hennessee Family
    Link:

    Description: Although possible, it is unlikely that Joseph C Cantrell's wife, Catherine Heath Cantrell, and mother, Dorothy Jones Cantrell, died on the same day. Suspect someone has picked up the wrong date for one or the other of these two ladies.

    Charline Rambaud
    cjunemc@gmail.com

    end of note

    Birth: May 27, 1697
    Haverhill
    Essex County
    Massachusetts, USA
    Death: Aug. 30, 1755
    Wilmington
    New Castle County
    Delaware, USA


    Family links:
    Spouse:
    Joseph Cantrell (1695 - 1755)

    Children:
    Hannah Cantrell (1720 - ____)*
    John Cantrell (1724 - 1803)*
    Joseph Cantrell (1726 - 1804)*
    Zebulon Cantrell (1728 - 1765)*
    Isaac Cantrell (1729 - 1805)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    Old Swedes Churchyard
    Wilmington
    New Castle County
    Delaware, USA

    Created by: jcq
    Record added: Feb 24, 2012
    Find A Grave Memorial# 85625453

    Buried:
    Click this link to view more images, history & map of Gloria Dei Church ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloria_Dei_%28Old_Swedes%27%29_Church

    Children:
    1. James Cantrell was born 0___ 1719, New Castle County, Delaware; died Tennessee.
    2. Hannah Cantrell was born 20 Mar 1720, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    3. 64. John Cantrell, Sr. was born 6 Oct 1724, New Castle County, Delaware; died 0Feb 1803, Spartanburg, South Carolina; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    4. Joseph Cantrell was born June 1726, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; died 0Jan 1804, Caswell County, North Carolina.
    5. Daughter Cantrell
    6. Zebulon Cantrell was born 0___ 1728, Wilmington, Delaware; died 0___ 1760, Frederick County, Virginia.
    7. Isaac Thornton Cantrell was born 27 Jan 1729, New Castle County, Delaware; died 23 Aug 1805, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    8. Benjamin Cantrell was born C. 1733, New Castle County, Delaware.
    9. Stephen Cantrell was born C. 1735, New Castle County, Delaware; was buried 1777-1783, Wilkes County, Georgia.

  3. 130.  John Brittain was born 0___ 1694, New Castle County, Delaware; died 31 May 1756, Southboro, Worchester County, Massachusetts.

    John married Elizabeth LNU 0___ 1716, Marlboro, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  4. 131.  Elizabeth LNU
    Children:
    1. 65. Hannah Jane Brittain was born 0___ 1725, New Castle County, Delaware; died 0___ 1769, Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina.

  5. 132.  Samuel Watson was born 13 Jan 1684, Carow, Ireland; died > 1761, Ireland.

    Samuel married unnamed spouse (Ireland). unnamed was born (Ireland); died (Ireland). [Group Sheet]


  6. 133.  unnamed spouse was born (Ireland); died (Ireland).
    Children:
    1. 66. Samuel Watson was born 0___ 1715, Craven County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1790, North Carolina.

  7. 144.  Peregrine Mackness, Sr., The Immigrant was born ~ 1698, (Fosdyke) Lincolnshire, England; was christened 5 Apr 1698, Fosdyke, Lincolnshire, England (son of John Macanas and unnamed spouse); died 9 Jun 1763, (Prince George's County, Maryland).

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Blacksmith
    • Also Known As: Peregrine Macanas
    • Also Known As: Peregrine Mackaness
    • Also Known As: Perrygreen Magness, Sr.

    Notes:

    The following paper on Peregrine Magness, Jr. was written by the DeKalb County Historian, Thomas G. Webb. The contents of these pages are copyright 2000 to Thomas G. Webb. all rights are reserved. The information on these pages are free for private use, but may not be included in any compilation or collection in any media form for either private or commercial use without the author's consent. I am using these papers on this page with Mr. Webbs permission.

    Magness History

    I have compiled this Magness family history in order to get a comprehensive picture of the entire family of Peregrine Magness, Jr., of Maryland and North Carolina. I have not been able to get completely reliable information; therefore some errors will appear. It is my hope that those who see such errors will let me know what they are and will send me the correct information, along with supporting evidence. I have no telephone or computer, but my mailing address is:

    Thomas G. Webb
    835 South College Street
    Smithville, Tennessee 37166

    My line of descent is from two of the daughters of Perry Green Magness (1796-1884), son of George Magness (born about 1768), son of Peregrine Magness (about 1722-1800). Much of the Magness research I have done myself, especially in Maryland and Tennessee. Most of the research in the North Carolina records was done in the 1970’s by Miles Philbeck, Jr., and is very reliable. However, some of it is not complete, partly because the records themselves are not complete. I have used some information from the Verna Magness book, Magness Migration, 1733-1986. I also have correspondence from a number of Magness descendants, including Mrs. Mary Pugh, Mrs. Nell Henry, Bob Wall, Mrs. Vida Harris, James Magness, Mrs. Marilynn Knowles, David Hennessee, G. David MacKenzie, and several others.

    I am doing this not as a completed work, but as a work in progress. I am hoping to correct all errors, add such further information as may be available, and eventually be able to compile an accurate and comprehensive history of the Peregrine Magness family.

    As you will see, some of our Magness relatives have not behaved as well as they should have. However, most of them paid the penalties for their misbehavior, and most of them and their descendants went on to become useful and productive citizens. And before we condemn too quickly, let us remember the words of the apostle Paul, that “all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23), including ourselves.

    The Magness family has proved to be somewhat more interesting than most of my other ancestors. When I began My family research in my early teens, my father told me that I would probably find a horse thief. Sure enough, I did, and he turned out to be the ancestor of both my mother and my father. I have sought the facts, whatever they were, for I wanted to know everything I could about these ancestors. To quote scripture again, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32) I find the magness family extremely interesting, and as we all attempt to discern the truth about them, I hope that you will too.

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    PEREGRINE MAGNESS, JR., and his WIFE MARY

    Peregrine Magness, Jr., was born about 1722, possibly in England, but more likely in Prince George’s County, Maryland. He was the son of Peregrine Mackaness, Sr., and his wife Mary. His names, both first and last, have been spelled in many ways in various records. He himself spelled his last name in different ways, mostly as MACKNESS and MAGNESS, with Magness becoming the generally used name by 1780, and the name used by almost all of his descendants.

    Peregrine Magness, Jr., was evidently the only child of his parents, or at least the only one who lived to adulthood. He grew up in colonial Prince George’s County, Maryland, where his father was living by 1729. (1) His father was a blacksmith and made more money than did many people of that time. He accumulated land, livestock, and slaves, not in large quantities, but he had enough to give him a comfortable living.

    Prince George’s County was very rural and hardly had a town worthy of the name. Young Peregrine’s opportunities for education were somewhat limited; nevertheless he did learn to read and write. There is no evidence that he followed his father in the blacksmith trade; the Maryland deeds speak of Peregrine Jr. as a "Planter", that is, a farmer. His father owned land, and on April 22, 1757, he gave to “his son the Perygrene Mackaness Junior” for “natural love and affection” one half of a tract of 105 acres called Part of Stoke, lying in Prince George’s County, Maryland. (2)

    By the time his father gave him land, Peregrine had been married about twelve years and had five sons. His wife, like his mother, was named Mary, and her maiden name is presently not known. (Some have thought that Peregrine’s wife was Sarah Hamrick, but all evidence indicates that she was definitely not Sarah Hamrick.) Mary was probably born about 1727 in Maryland, and they likely married about 1745 in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Their first known child was born about 1747; the last child (and only daughter) was born 1772. They had probably ten sons and one daughter.

    Peregrine Magness, Jr., and his wife Mary were apparently members of the Church of England, but the references I have are confusing. One reference says that their son Benjamin was born 6 April, 1745 in St. George's’sa Parish in Prince George’s County, Maryland. A second reference says that in 1759 Perygreen Mackness, Jr., signed a petition to divide Prince George’s Parish in Frederick County, Maryland. (3) Wherever the parish was located, Peregrine was evidently interested enough in the church nearer to his home, as attendance was compulsory, and in the larger parishes many had to travel long distances to reach the church. Maryland had shortage of Anglican ministers, especially in the rural areas such as Prince George’s County.

    Whatever interest he may have had in the church, Peregrine Magness did not remain much longer in Prince George’s County. On February 9, 1760, he sold for 20 pounds to George Naylor the 51 acres his father had given him three years earlier, of the tract called Part of Stoke. On the same day hid wife Mary came and relinquished her right of dower, which is the first public record I have found of his wife. Another note of interest in this document is that in the deed itself the name is spelled Perygren Mackness Junr., while in the relinquishment of dower it is spelled peregrine Magness Junr. (4)

    Exactly where Peregrine went after selling his land is uncertain. His father, Peregrine Mackaness, Sr., was living in Frederick County, Maryland, in 1764 when he sold his land in Prince George’s County. (5) His wife was apparently dead, and he may have been living with his only known child, Peregrine, Jr. However, in the Hopewell Friends History, 1734-1934, Published 1936, is a reference to Frederick County, Virginia, where the will of Nathaniel Thomas was proved on March 1, 1763, with witnesses Mary Magnus and Perry MackNess. This sounds very much like our Peregrine Magness.

    An even more definite reference is found in Bedford County, Virginia, Court Order Book 3, Page 172, when in February 1765 Peregrine Magness was ordered to help view a new Road. This road was from Nicholas Davis’ ferry to James Callaway’s road, and was evidently near the home of Peregrine Magness. This same order book in Bedford County, Virginia, on pages 815 and 820, shows the record of two trials held in 1771. They were not related to the Magness family, but they show the kind of justice administered at the time, with which the Magness family would soon have some experience.

    Both trials dealt with black men held as slaves, and the law was harsher with blacks than with whites, but not much. Dick Nanes, valued at 90 pounds, was charged with stealing goods from a store on December 11, 1771. Brought to trial the next day, he pleaded not guilty, but was found guilty, and the court ordered that “the sheriff hang the said Dick on the 27th day of this month until he is dead.” Justice was swift and sure; sixteen days after committing the crime he was dead.

    The other trial was held on December 27, 1771, on the very day Dick was hanged. Robin, the slave of James Buford, was charged with entering the house of John Dawn and stealing “sundry things.” He was found guilty, and the court ordered that “the Sheriff set the sd. Robin in the pillory & nail his Ears to the pillory” for one hour, and then give him 39 lashes “on his Bare Back” and then discharge him. Robin was more fortunate than some; he was not hanged, and he did not even have his ears cut off, as was done in some cases.

    Similar administration of justice was found in most of colonial America, including North Carolina, which was where the Magness family went next, and where they stayed for 30 or more years. On December 21, 1786, an order was made to survey for Perry Green Magness 200 acres on both sides of Knob Creek in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. A month later, on January 23, 1769, Perrygreen Magness bought 300 acres on Buffalo Creek in Tryon County from William Sims. (6) In November of that year Peregrine entered 300 acres on both sides of Hickory Creek. He continued to acquire land, and by 1795 owned more than 1500 acres in what started as Tryon County, but later became Rutherford, Lincoln, and Cleveland Counties.

    Clarence Griffin’s history of these counties, printed in 1973, notes several patriotic activities of Peregrine Magness. The April 1770 Tryon County Court Minutes show that Perrygreen Magness was commissioned as an ensign in the Tryon milita. On July 26, 1775, the Tryon Committee of Safety was organized, including Captain Mackness’ Company: William Graham, James McAfee, and Perrygreen Mackness. Perrygreen mackness also signed the resolution supporting resistance to British forces, which was drawn by the Committe of Safety. He was among those present at the September 14, 1775, meeting of the Committee of Safety. (7) Besides the contributions of Perregrine Magness, provably all four of his oldest sons served the American cause during the Revolution.

    By the time the Revolutionary War ended, Peregrine Magness was beginning to prosper. The Rutherford County, North Carolina tax list of 1782 shows him with 2 slaves, 8 horses, 27 cattle, and 700 acres of land. (Horses were almost the only transportation at that time, as roads were very poor.) (8) By the 1790 census he owned 3 slaves, which was a relatively small number, but in Rutherford County at that time, only one family in seven owned any slaves at all. Peregrine and Mary in 1790 only had two children at home, apparently their son George and their daughter Sally. Peregrine was about 68 and Mary about 63. They had done well financially and owned much property. Their children were grown and most of them married; they had several grandchildren. They should have been ready to sit back and enjoy the fruits of their labors. Instead, they faced difficult years of trouble and turmoil which would take most of their property and leave Mary and Peregrine almost destitute in their old age.

    I can offer little explanation for the behavior of their sons. They may have had little moral influence in their lives. The Church of England in colonial Maryland was very weak, and we presently have no evidence that the Magness family was active in any church in North Carolina. Historians say that the Christian church in general was weak from the time of the Revolution until the Great Revival of 1800. Some of Peregrine’s sons seemed lacking not just morals, but even common judgment. When Peregrine tried to help them, he ended in financial ruin, and in his last years he left his home in North Carolina for the Kentucky frontier. At least four of Peregrine’s sons got into sever legal difficulties. His son Joseph in 1787 married Arabella Twitty, and in 1789 Joseph’s apparent brother, Zachariah Magness, was tried and convicted of raping Arabella; she accused Joseph of aiding and abetting the act. We still do not know what penalty was imposed on Zachariah; quite possibly it was death by hanging. Good lawyers were expensive then, as they are now, and very likely much of the legal expense in this case fell on Peregrine, the father. Joseph got into further difficulties involving his brother George Magness, and by 1795 Joseph had left North Carolina and moved to the Kentucky frontier, in what was then the west.

    George Magness was Peregrine’s youngest son, and he had been in the Morgan District Superior Court in 1785, when he was only 17. He was giving testimony there in 1792. In April 1794 in Lincoln County, George was found guilty of petty larceny. Though a motion was made for appeal, and Robert Wier and Perrygreen Magness each offered to put up 500 pounds bond, the motion was overruled. George was sentenced to “receive ten lashes on the bard back well laid on by the Sheriff between the hours of twelve and one o’clock this Day at the public whipping post.” Even after suffering this punishment, George still had to make bond with his brother William Magness for 500 pounds each “for the good behavior of the said George for one year & a Day.” Five hundred pounds was a sizable sum of money for that time; it would buy several hundred acres of land or five strong young slaves.

    Quite possibly the 500-pound bond was forfeited, as George was back in court in October 1794 as the admitted father of a base born child. Again, bond had to be made. Less than a year later he was again in Superior Court on a charge of stealing a horse. Though found not guilty, he was charged with court costs. Having no property other than the clothes on his back, George had to spend three months in jail.

    Meanwhile, George’s brother, Robert Magness, had also been accused of stealing a horse. Like George, he was found not guilty of stealing the horse, but he was found guilty of perjury. As we have already seen in the Virginia cases in 1771 and from George Magness’ ten lashes on the bare back, the penalties of the law could be very harsh. Robert did not want to receive the penalty, whatever it was, and he left the state. This left his father, Peregrine Magness, and his brother, Jonathan Magness, to pay the bond they had put up. Peregrine’s sons William, Benjamin, and Jonathan had made bond in several of these cases, and some had been forfeited. Peregrine had also made bond, besides bearing much of the legal expense of these cases. By 1795 Peregrine was selling land to his son William. (9) Robert’s bond forfeiture was the final blow. In the summer of 1796, the sheriff sold more than 1150 acres of Peregrine’s land at public auction. (10)

    Like his sons before him, Peregrine left North Carolina; in fact, he apparently followed his son Joseph to Woodford County, Kentucky, where on November 3, 1798, he sold to William Magness two slaves for $500. (11) A little over a year later, Peregrine and his sons George and Joseph (and probably Robert) were all in Warren County, Kentucky, where Peregrine on May 8, 1800, made his will. He left all his property (which was probably very little by that time) to his wife Mary to dispose of as she pleased. George and Joseph Magness were named executors, and the will was proved in July 1800. (12) The exact burial place of Peregrine Magness is not now known. Some have thought that he was buried in North Carolina, but I believe that to be extremely unlikely. I would think that he is buried somewhere in Warren County, Kentucky, in an unmarked grave. How long his wife Mary survived him is not now known.

    All the children of Peregrine Magness and his wife Mary are not definitely established, but evidence indicates that they had the following ten sons and one daughter.

    Children of Peregrine Magness and wife Mary

    1. William Magness was born about 1747 in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and moved with his parents to Virginia and later to Tryon County, North Carolina, which in 1779 became Rutherford and Lincoln Counties. William served as captain of a company in Col. Wm. Graham’s Tryon Regiment of Militia during February and March of 1776. (13) William began acquiring land by 1774 (14) and by the time of his death owned about 2500 acres. The 1790 Lincoln County Census shows him with 12 slaves; the 1810 census shows him with 19 slaves. William Magness never married, and he died on May 6, 1816, “Intestate and without legitimate issue.” (15) His estate was eventually divided into seven shares, which went to his living brothers and sisters, and to the heirs of those deceased. However, there was considerable litigation, and the estate was not settled until 1825. Much of what we know about the family comes from these court proceedings. In 1819 four of William’s brothers (Robert, Jonathan, Joseph, and Samuel) brought suit against the administrators, John Roberts and Benjamin Magness. The suit claimed that personal property had been sold worth about $17,000.00 but that still unaccounted for were nine slaves and a large quantity of cider and brandy. (16) When the real estate was divided in 1825, each of the seven shares was valued at $1400.00ma a considerable sun for that time. William Magness was buried near Shelby, North Carolina, on Buffalo Creek in what is now Cleveland County, North Carolina, in the same cemetery as his sister Sarah Roberts and her family. His tombstone says “Sacred to the Memory of William Magness, who died May 6, 1816, age 69 years.

    2. James Magness was probably a son of Peregrine and Mary Magness, but no conclusive evidence has been found to establish him positively as one of their children. James was probably born about 1750 in Maryland. On August 2, 1778, in Tryon County, North Carolina, he made claim to 150 acres on Little Broad River, but the claim was denied because someone else had a prior claim. At the October 1783 Rutherford County, North Carolina, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, and inventory of the estate of James Magness was returned by Abraham Collins, administrator. (Collins appears as a witness on several Magness deeds.) James Magness was apparently unmarried and died with heirs. Some have thought that James died at the Battle of Cowpens on January 17, 1781, and this seems quite possible, though no record has been found at this time.

    3. Perrigreen Magness, Jr., was born in 1753 in Prince George’s County, Maryland. He was technically Perrigreen Magness III, but apparently was never so designated. Both he and his father were sometimes referred to as Perrigreen Magness, Jr., causing occasional confusion. He apparently enlisted in the army on two successive years. He was age 21 and 5 feet 9 inches tall on July 1, 1775 when he enlisted in Captain Eli Kershaw’s Company of Colonel Thompson’s Regiment of South Carolina Rangers. His name also appears on the roll of Colonel William Thompson’s 3rd South Carolina Regiments, with an enlistment date of July 24, 1776. he probably died in early 1785, as William Magness was appointed administrator of his estate in April 1785 by the Rutherford County, North Carolina, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. The inventory showed that he owned four horses and 60 gallons of whiskey (which were sold to William Magness for 32 pounds 5 shillings) and that Ben Magness owed the estate 10 pounds. He was apparently unmarried and died without heirs.

    4. Benjamin Magness is said by one source to have been born April 6, 1754, in St. Georges Parish, Prince Geroge’s County, Maryland, and to have died January 26, 1828, in Rutherford County, North Carolina. (17) He was married about 1775 to Katie Mooney, Daughter of Jacob Mooney, and they had probably eight children. He married second July 10, 1808 in Rutherford County, Nancy Walker, by whom he had four children. On October 20, 1779, he bought 200 acres on Sandy Run Creek. (18) He is listed in the 1790 census of Rutherford County with 1 male over 16, 5 males under 16, and 3 females. Benjamin and his brother-in-law John Roberts in 1816 were appointed administrators of his deceased brother William, (19) a difficult job which lasted nine years. Benjamin himself had a large amount of property at the time of his death. One source says Benjamin had a child jeremiah born 1779 and crushed to death by soldiers in 1781. (20) His other children were named in his will:

    I. Perry Green Magness, born about 1777, lived in Berrien Co., Michigan.

    II. Jacob Magness, born about 1781, died 9 Nov. 1855 in Rutherford Co., NC, married 21 Aug. 1806 in Bath Co., NC, to Edith Webb.

    III. Mary Ann Magness, b. about 1783, d. 1860 Cleveland Co., NC, married John Washburn, 1779-1857.

    IV. James Magness

    V. Benjamin Magness, Jr.

    VI. William Magness, married 29 Jan. 1818 Rutherford Co., NC to Sarah Hamrick.

    VII. Catherine Magness, b. about 1790, married 7 Jul 1810 to John Reynolds.


    Children by second wife, Nancy Walker


    VIII. Joseph Magness, b. 7 Jan. 1810, m. 19 Dec. 1827 Rutherford Co., NC Esther Beam.

    IX. Sarah Magness, b. about 1812, m. 14 Nov. 1831 to Benjamin Franklin Goode.

    X. Samuel Magness, b. 22 Aug. 1817, d. 5 Oct. 1894, Cleveland Co., NC. Married first Susanna Grigg, second 20 Aug. 1868 Mary Whisnant.


    5. Jonathan Magness, also known as John, was born about 1756 in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and is said to have died in 1834 in Independence County, Arkansas. he married about 1779 Patty------, by whom he had several children. She died at age 74 on March 8, 1832, in Independence County, Arkansas. (21) Jonathan married second on June 3, 1832 in Independence County, Rebecca Hammond. The Arkansas Gazette of July 18, 1832, in reporting their marriage mentions that Jonathan was 76 and Rebecca was 20. They are said to have had one daughter Mary Ann, who died young.

    Jonathan in 1779 was granted 150 acres on Big Hickory Creek in Tryon County, joining land of his father. He sold this land in 1790, having in 1788 bought 300 acres on Brushy Creek in Rutherford County, which eh sold in 1794, it being the “Place where said John Magness now lives.” (22) He had five more tracts of land, but in the summer of 1796 they were sold by the sheriff at the same time that much of Jonathan’s father’s land was sold by the sheriff. Apparently this was a result of Jonathan’s making bond for his brother George in the Rutherford County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in October 1794. When George did not fulfill his obligations, the bond was forfeited, and the sheriff sold the land of both Jonathan and Perrigreen Magness. Both of them had also made bond for Robert Magness with similar results. Jonathan apparently left North Carolina about this time. He may have gone with his father to Warren County, Kentucky, or to Davidson County, Tennessee. A few years later he was in neighboring Wilson County, Tennessee, where on 24 August 1806 he paid $800 for 640 acres near Stones River and the Davidson County line. Witnesses were his sons Perry Green and John. On 3 Sept. 1807 he paid $640 for another 640-acre tract on Stuart’s Creek in Wilson County, Tennessee; his sons John and David M. were witnesses. (23)

    About this time Jonathan Magness and his sons became involved with a man named Patton Anderson, an involvement which would have a profound effect on their lives for years to come. The precise nature of their quarrel is not known; it is said to have begun in a land transaction. Whatever it was, it developed very strong feelings on both sides, with bitter disputes between Anderson and Magness whenever they met. They met in October 1810 at the Bedford County courthouse, where the case was to be heard. Before the judge arrived, Jonathan Magness and Patton Anderson began to discuss their old grievance, and both became highly excited. Jonathan’s sons Perry Green and David were standing near, and when Patton Anderson raised his hand with a large knife in it, David Magness drew his pistol and shot Anderson dead. He then gave himself up to the authorities, saying that he did it to save his father from being killed.

    The trial was held in November 1810 at the Williamson County courthouse in Franklin, Tennessee. A rather detailed account of the proceedings is given by John B. Cowden in his book Tennessee’s Celebrated Case, published in 1958. Cowden’s basic account is factual, but he had the mistaken idea that the Perry Green Magness involved was Perry Green Magness (1796-1884) of DeKalb County, Tennessee. (Perry Green Magness of DeKalb County was actually a son of George, making him a younger first cousin of the Perry Green Magness involved in this case. See George Magness listing.)

    Andrew Jackson was a friend of Patton Anderson, and he vowed that all three Magnesses would hang. Jackson appeared as a character witness for Anderson, but the Magnesses had hired the very able Felix Grundy as their attorney; he would one day be Attorney General of the United States. The trial is said to have lasted two weeks and had dozens of witnesses, but when the verdict was returned, David Magness was found guilty not of murder, but of manslaughter. He was sentenced to eleven months imprisonment and to have his left hand branded with the letter M, which was done.

    Jonathan Magness was returned to jail to await his trial, which for various reasons was delayed until May 1812, when he was acquitted by the jury. David then had served his eleven months, but both were still in jail in Nashville. Good lawyers were expensive then, as they are now, and evidently legal charges had taken all the money and property of Jonathan Magness and his sons. When they were required to pay the court costs of some $800, they were unable to do so. They were then held in jail until they should pay. They applied to the Circuit Court to be discharged under the law for the relief of insolvent debtors, but were rejected and so faced the prospect of “perpetual imprisonment.” On September 9. 1812, both Jonathan Magness and his son David petitioned the Tennessee Legislature to release them. No record of action on these petitions was found in the Journal of the 1813 General Assembly, and exactly when the Magnesses were released is not now known.

    Apparently all of them left Tennessee. Jonathan’s son Perry Green was in Arkansas in 1814, and on January 5, 1815, was appointed a justice of the peace in Independence County. Jonathan’s son David Magness, who was branded, apparently became a major in the militia in Arkansas, and on July 4, 1822, made an outstanding patriotic speech at the Independence County Grand Jubilee. (24) Jonathan Magness in 1817 was in Lawrence County, Missouri Territory; (25) in 1819 he was still in Missouri. By 1826 Jonathan was living in Independence Co., Arkansas, (26) where he apparently spent the remainder of his life. Little information is available to me on the children of Jonathan Magness and his wife Patty.

    Those I have are:

    I. David M. Magness, lived in Independence Co., Arkansas.

    II. Perry Green Magness, married Mary ----- (possibly Mary Steele in 1807 in Tennessee), had several children, died in 1828 in Independence Co., Arkansas.

    III. John Magness, who married and had descendants in White Co., Arkansas.

    IV. William Magness

    V. Morgan Magness, born December 18, 1796, died September 1, 1871. married first May 14, 1827 Kezziah Ann Elliott, second june 23, 1845 Susan Dunnigan, 5 children.

    6. Zadchariah Magness was probably born about 1759 in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and appears to be the son of Peregrine Magness and wife Mary. More research needs to be done on Zachariah, but the records of Morgan District Superior Court of North Carolina reveals quite a bit. In 1789 Zachariah was convicted of raping Arabella Twity Magness, wife of his brother Joseph; She also accused Joseph of aiding and abetting the act. The papers of Morgan District Superior Court (in Bucked County?) show that on March 12, 1789, the sheriff of Rutherford County was commanded to seize 54 pounds and 9 shillings from the property of Zachariah Magness for debts and sossts in the Morgan Superior Court of Law and Equity “in that case expended whereof the said Zachariah Magmess is convicted and liable of record.” He was convicted, but his sentence has not been found at this time. In 1789, long prison terms were seldom given; the usual sentences were whipping, branding, or hanging. Was Zachariah executed? or did he receive other punishment and move away? His name has not been found further in the North Carolina records. No claim was made on the estate of his brother William Magness who died in 1816, so we assume that Zachariah had died without heirs by that time.

    7. Samuel Magness was born about 1716, probably in Frederick County Virginia. he is thought to have married first about 1784 Mary Morgan, and second by 1800 Nancy Ragin. Nancy and Samuel signed a deed on 22 january 1800, recorded in Greenville Co., SC Deed Book E, page 405. By 1790 Samuel Magness was living in Greenville County, South Carolina with a son and two daughters; by 1800 he had five daughters and three sons. On 3 May 1792 Samuel had a land transaction recorded in Greenville County Deed Book C, page 436. Samuel was still living in Breenville County on December 19, 1817, when he sold his share of the William magness estate to his brother-in-law, John Roberts, for $625. (27) Nevertheless, he joined his three brothers in 1819 in a lawsuit over William’s personal property. (28) Samuel Magness is thought to have moved to Arkansas about 1828, first to Independence County, then to marion County. On 15 August 1829 he made a deed as Samuel Magness of the Territory of Arkansas, County of Independence. (29) Samuel Magness died in Marion County, Arkansas, in 1831. His wife Nancy died there in 1841. Samuel had several children by his two wives; some of their names are not known.

    I. James Magness, b. 25 May 1789 South Carolina, died 2 Aug. 1872 Marion Co., Arkansas. married 22 July 1813 in South Carolina to Narcissa Barnett, b. 12 Feb. 1796 SC, died 26 May 1862 in marion Co., Arkansas.

    II. Joseph Magness, born about 1790 South Carolina, died 1840’s Marion Co., Arkansas, married Martha (Patsy) Springfield in South Carolina.

    III. Perry Green Magness, born about 1801 Greenville Co., SC, married Jane -----. Lived Union Co., Ga 1850, later in Polk Co., Tn., and died after 1880, probably in Fannin Co., Ga. (both James and Perry Green are mentioned as sons of Samuel Magness in Greenville Co., SC Deed Book Q, page 86.)

    IV. Elizabeth (Betty) Magness born about 1810 SC, died 14 July 1889 in Independence Co., Arkansas, married there on 20 Sept. 1829 to Washington Bradley.

    Other Possible children of Samuel:

    V. David Y. Magness, born 1785 NC

    VI. Mary Magness, married ------ Johnson.

    VII. Robert Magness, born about 1809, possibly married Sally Wherle.

    VIII. Daughter who married John Owens.

    8. Robert Magness was born about 1763, probably in Frederick County, Virginia, and died June 22, 1837, in Pulaski County, Arkansas. Some think that his first Wife was Mary Wilson and that his second wife was Lydia Gamble. his wife at the time of his death was Sarah. During the 1790’s at least four of the Magness sons had difficulties with the legal authorities. Robert Magness at this time was tried for stealing a horse and acquitted, but later convicted of perjury. Not wishing to take the punishment (which could be quite harsh), Robert apparently left the State. His bond was forfeited, leaving his father and his brother Jonathan to pay it. They could not, and their land had to be sold. Some was sold to Peregrine’s sons William and Benjamin, but much of it was sold by the sheriff. In the summer of 1796, then tracts in Rutherford County, North Carolina, belonging to Jonathan magness or to his father Peregrine were sold by the sheriff.
    Probably Robert went to Kentucky and joined his brother Joseph; in 1801 Robert claimed land in Warren County, Kentucky, on Little Beaver Dam Creek. (30) By 1805 Robert was in Rutherford County, Tennessee; on June 13 he bought lot no. 2 in the town of Jefferson in the forks of Stones River, not far from his brother Jonathan in Wilson County. (31) In 1817 Robert was living in Arkansas (now New Madrid) County, Missouri Territory, and in 1819 he was still in Missouri. (32) He later moved to Pulaski County, Arkansas, where he died in 1837, leaving a will which indicates that he then owned 406 acres of land and two slaves. He names in his will ten children: sons Robert, William, John, Samuel, James, and Thomas, and daughters Eddney Ann Magness, Elizabeth harden, Sarah Adams, and Mary Baker.
    9. Joseph Magness was born about 1765, probably in Bedford County, Virginia. The time of his death is not known; he was still living in 1825. On August 3, 1787, in North Carolina he married Arabella Twitty. In 1789 Joseph’s brother Zachariah was convicted of raping Arabella, and she accused Joseph of aiding and abetting the crime. he and Arabella evidently divorced, but jus when is uncertain. On August 10, 1792, Arabella Twitty Magness sold 85 acres which had been granted to her in 1786, before her marriage. (33) The Rutherford County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in April 1793 shows on the trial docket Arabella Magness vs. Joseph Magness, but the case was dismissed. The trial docket for April 1794 shows Polly Durham vs. Joseph Magness for slander, but that case was not prosecuted. It apparently arose from Polly Durham’s difficulties with Joseph’s brother George at the same time.
    Probably Joseph Magness had his divorce by 1794; he and Arabella evidently had no children. He saw only further problems ahead in North Carolina. He left Carolina for what was then the West, and on February 19, 1795, in Woodford County, Kentucky, he was married to Betsy Stewart. By 1798 Joseph’s father, Peregrine Magness, was also living in Woodford County, Kentucky, having lost all his land in North Carolina. In 1800 Joseph and Perigrine were in Warren County, Kentucky, where Joseph’s name is on the tax list. Possibly Robert Magness was also there; he appears in the Warren County records in 1801. Joseph’s brother George was also in Warren County. Peregrine died between May and July of 1800, leaving a will naming Joseph and George as executors.(34) The only clue we have to Joseph’s children is in the 1810 census of Warren County, which shows him with one male under 10 and three females age 10 t0 16, besides the two adults age 26 to 45. Joseph and wife Elizabeth (Betsy) sold 200 acres in Warren County in 1811, but they continued to live in Warren County. (35)
    Joseph Magness served in the War of 1812, from September 1 to December 25, 1812, in the company of Captain Alexander Stuart, Miller’s 3rd Regiment. Alexander Stuart was very likely a relative of Joseph’s wife Betsy Stewart. On October 9, 1816, Joseph Magness of Warren County, Kentucky, gave his power of attorney to Alexander Stewart to represent him concerning the estate of Joseph’s brother William Magness in North Carolina. (36) On July 7, 1817, Joseph Magness is in a list of those working on a road, (37) but his name is not found in the Warren County records after that date.
    Possibly he returned to North Carolina to claim his inheritance and to make his home. On February 7, 1825, he received as his part of the William Magness real estate 400 acres on Hickory Creek, along with another tract on Main Hickory Creek. A short time later, on April 26, 1825, he sold 191 acres of this property, and he is referred to in the deed as a resident of Rutherford County, North Carolina. (38) We presently have no further information on Joseph Magness, nor do we know the names of his children or how many he had.
    10. George Magness was born about 1768 in Tryon County, North Carolina, and died between 1800 and 1816, possibly in Kentucky. George, like some of his brothers, was in various legal difficulties. as with Zachariah and Robert, the court records are not complete, but they furnish enough information to give us a general idea of what was taking place. George made his appearance in court when he was still young; in July 1785 he was about 17 when Benjamin Rice and Benjamin Magness made a 200 pound bond that George would appear in Morgan District Superior Court of Law and Equity on 1 September 1785. On September 7, 1792, George and his brother Robert appeared in the same court to give testimony in a case.
    In April 1794 George had not one but two cases of his own. One was in the Rutherford County, North Carolina , Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, where the trial docket showed Polly Durham vs. George Magness, but the case was dismissed. The same docket showed Polly Durham vs. Joseph Magness for slander, but that case was not prosecuted. Just as swell that these were dismissed, as George had big trouble in the Lincoln County, North Carolina, Court of Pleas and Quarter SEssions. In the April 1794 Session he was found guilty of petty larceny and ordered to “receive ten lashes on his Bare Back well laid on by the Sheriff Between the hours of twelve and one o’clock this Day at the public whipping post.” This should have tamed him somewhat, but he already had more trouble underway back in Rutheford County. Polly Durham, whose case was dismissed in April, by October 1794 had been delivered of a “base born child.” George was evidently the father, as his brother John Magness made 200 pound bond on behalf of George Magness to indemnify the county from having to maintain the child. (This child was Sarah Magness, Born 1794, who later married William Hicks and lived in Tennessee.) Still more trouble lay ahead for George. In 1795 he was tried in the Morgan District Superior Court in Burke County, North Carolina, on an accusation of horse stealing, but found not guilty. He was nevertheless charged with the court costs and held in jail from June 26, 1795, to September 16, 1795, when a hearing was held at which George declared that he had no “property or money to pay and satisfy the costs, saving the clothes and apparel which eh commonly wears.” (One of the witnesses called was Abraham Collins, the same man who was administrator of the James Magness estate in 1783.) Apparently George was released from jail on or about September 16, 1795, and almost exactly nine months later, on May 23, 1796, a son named Perry Green Magness was born to him and Polly Durham. Though no record has been found, we assume that George Magness and Polly Durham were married, as in 1824 Perry Green Magness was declared in court to be “the son and only heir at law of George Magness.” Under the North Carolina law, only children of a legal marriage could inherit where there was no will. George’s daughter Sarah, having already been declared base born by the October 1794 court, had no right of inheritance.
    Probably neither Polly nor her two children were concerned at this point with rights of inheritance; they were simply trying to survive. George owned no property; he had acquired 50 acres in 1793, but had to sell it in 1795. (39) He was no provider, and evidently he and Polly did not live together long. There were no more children, and she probably returned to her family. George’s name appears in the Burke County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for October 1799, when he was listed as owing more than 8 pounds for his maintenance in jail. Whether this was the old debt from his 1795 stay or a debt from a more recent time is not clear, but he was believed to be insolvent. Probably in 1799 George joined his father in Warren County, Kentucky. Peregrine’s will, proved in July 1800, names George and his brother Joseph as executors. No further record of George Magness has been found. He was dead by 1816, but we know no more. In all the years of litigation over the William Magness estate, the only mention is of “George Magness deceased”; no record is found of when or where he died.
    George’s two children went with their mother to her family; they probably lived with or near their mother’s sister Sarah Durham and her husband Abraham Cantrell, and moved with them about 1809 to Warren (now DeKalb) County, Tennessee. Perry Green Magness married Mary Cantrell early in 1815; in 1816 he got the news of the death of William Magness. Perry Green apparently never went to North Carolina himself to see about his uncle William’s estate, but he made at least three different powers of attorney regarding it. The first two are recorded in Lincoln County, NC, Deed book 28, pages 37 and 686. He made one on 4 September 1816 in Warren County, Tennessee, giving power of attorney to Francis Alexander. The following year Perry Green had moved to Orange County, Indiana, where he lived for a year or more before moving back to Warren County, Tennessee. On May 24, 1817, (he had his 21st birthday on May 23) in Orange County, Indiana, Perrygreen Magness “son of George Magness Dec’d” gave power of attorney to Berryman Hicks of Rutherford County, North Carolina. (Berryman Hicks was married to Elizabeth Durham, sister of Perry Green’s mother.) A third power of attorney was recorded in Rutherford County, NC Deed Book 34, page 135, and is even more specific as to his relation to George Magness. It was made 4 December 1817 in Orange County, Indiana, by Perrygreen Magness, “son and lawful heir of George Magness, decd.,” and gives authority to Berryman Hicks.
    Berryman Hicks had difficulty establishing Perry green as George’s legal heir. Perry Green never claimed to be George’s only child; he did claim to be his only legal heir. The Execution Docket of the Superior Court of Law and Equity in Lincoln County, North Carolina, shows that in October 1818 the heirs of William Magness petitioned for a division of the real estate. No division was made, however, and in October 1824 the case of Heirs of Wm. Magness vs. Perrigrene magness was brought to a jury, which found “that the said Perregrine Magness is the son and only heir at law of George Magness dec’d, a brother to Wm. Magness dec’d.” The real estate was ordered to be devided into seven parts, of which Perry Green Magness would receive one.
    Actually the seventh part went to Berryman Hicks, who had agreed to pay Perry Green Magness $1500 for Perry Green’s share of the estate if Berryman Hicks succeeded in establishing Perry Green’s claim. Difficulties must have arisen over that after Berryman Hicks died about 1842. In the North Carolina Archives, the Cleveland County Miscellaneous Files contain the suit of Hazael Hicks, admr. of Berryman Hicks, vs. John Roberts, admr. of William Magness. Within this suit is a deposition of Perry G. Magness, aged about 48 years, at Smithville, DeKalb Co., Tennessee 27 May 1844, stating that “I did transfer my interest in the estate of my uncle Wm. Magness deceased to the said Berryman Hicks about the year 1817 or 1818. We came to a settlement about the year 1825.” A second deposition was made by Perry G. Magness, aged about 51 years at Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee, on 17 July 1847, stating “I did sell and transfer my interest in said estate to Berryman Hicks for fifteen hundred dollars, provided he established my heirship in said estate.”
    With the $1500 , which was a considerable sum at the time, Perry Green Magness bought land and made investments and became a merchant. his sons and grandsons became merchants and bankers, and many of them prospered greatly. Whether Perry Green’s sister was given any of the money is not known; it is known that she was provided for in her old age by her brother Perry Green. Their mother Polly Durham magness, married in Warren County, Tennessee, about 1827 Benjamin Cantrell She died a few years later, between 1830 and 1840. The two children of George Magness and Polly Durham both lived in Warren and DeKalb Counties, Tennessee.
    I. Sarah (Sally) Magness, born September 1794 in Rutherford County, North Carolina, married about 1812 William Hicks, died 1880-1900 probably in DeKalb County, Tennessee. Eight or more children.
    II. Perry Green Magness, born may 23, 1796, in Rutherford County, North Carolina, married 1815 in Warren County, Tennessee to Mary Cantrell (1799-1863), died March 1, 1884, in DeKalb County, Tennessee. Twelve children.
    11. Sarah Magness, was born February 16, 1772, in Tryon County, North Carolina, and died October 16, 1828, in Lincoln County, North Carolina. She was the last child and only known daughter of Peregrine Magness and his wife Mary. Sarah married about 1790 John Roberts, later known as Colonel John Roberts. he was born July 16, 1767, in Chesterfield County, Virginia, and died June 30, 1847, in Cleveland County, North Carolina. They lived near Sarah’s brother William, and John Roberts was an administrator of the sizable estate of William Magness. William Magness, John and Sarah Roberts, and four of the Roberts children are buried at the Roberts Cemetery in Cleveland County, North Carolina. I have been sent a list of eleven children of John and Sarah Roberts. The dates do not completely match those I have of the tombstones in the Roberts Cemetery.
    I. Mary (Polly) Roberts, born about 1791, died 1850, married 10 Feb. 1810 to Charles Doggett.
    II. Sarah (Sally) Roberts, born about 1792, died after 1850, married 31 July 1820 to Samuel Green.
    III. Joshua Roberts, born about 1795, died about 1865 Buncombe Co., NC. Married Lucinda Patton. JOshua is said to have been mayor of Asheville, NC.
    IV. William Roberts, born Sept. 10, 1796, died Oct. 4, 1865. Known as Squire Billy. Married first 2 April 1839 Mary Fulenwider, second Katherine Wray.
    V. Thomas Roberts, born August 2, 1799 (or 1794), died August 16, 1841, married 3 Oct. 1820 to Eliza Warlick.
    VI. Perry Green Roberts, born October 19, 1801, died November 21, 1837, unmarried.
    VII. Morris Roberts, born December 22, 1808, died December 10, 1875, married Dedcember 21, 1838 to Susannah Adams.
    VIII. John Martin Roberts, born about 1811, died July 31, 1848.
    IX. Rufus A. Roberts, born December 11, 1816, died August 27, 1835,unmarried.
    X. Jane P. Roberts, married December 13, 1836 to peter Summey.
    XI. Susannah Roberts, married Charles Smith.
    This completes the children of Peregrine Magness, Jr., (1722-1800) and his wife Mary.
    Peregrine Magness Jr. (1722-1800)
    End Notes

    (1). Prince George’s Co., Maryland Deed Book Q, p. 218.
    (2). Prince George’s Co., Maryland Deed Book NN, p. 522.
    (3). Calendar of Maryland State Pagers, The Black Book, 1758-59, p. 137.
    (4). Prince George’s Co., Maryland Deed Book RR, p. 44.
    (5). Prince George’s Co., Maryland Deed Book RR, p. 231.
    (6). Tryon Co., North Carolina Deed Book, 1, p. 51.
    (7). Griffin, Clarance W., History of Old Tryon and Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1730-1936. Asheville, 1937. Pages 10, 16, 18, and 27.
    (8). Griffin, History, p. 122.
    (9). Rutherford Co., NC Deed Book M-Q, p. 241.
    (10). Rutherford Co., NC Deed Book R, pages 52, 54, 62, 64, 66, and 92.
    (11). Lincoln Co., NC Deed Book 19, p. 16.
    (12). Warren Co., Kentucky Will Book A, p. 16.
    (13). Roster of North Carolina Soldiers in the Revolutionary War, page 42.
    (14). Tryon Co., NC Deed Book 2, p. 31.
    (15). Lincoln Co., NC Chancery Court of Equity, Magness suit, April 23, 1819.
    (16). Same.

    Early MACKANESS antecedents;

    More English records here's a copy of what was on the "free" search section of Burke's Peerage

    MACKANESS OF BOUGHTON HALL

    JOHN HOWARD MACKANESS, of Boughton Hall, Northampton, CC (1960), jt/jtly MFH Pytchley from 1968, Dir of various Cos., holds Diploma in Horticulture, served in WW II 1939-45, with Home Guard and Civil Defence; b 11 Oct 1915; educ Northampton Town and County Sch, and Oakham and Wye Coll; m 28 Sept 1940, ?Marjorie, dau of Cecil Stanley Andrews, of Carnethie, Trinity Avenue, Northampton, by his wife Jane, dau of Alfred Powell Hawtin, of Northampton, and has issue,

    Lineage- JOHN MAKERNES, of Thingdon (later called Finedon), Northants, gentleman; b. ca. 1445; m Elizabeth (will dated 24 April, 1533), and d (will dated 14 Oct 1515), leaving issue, with anot...

    Record Type(s): Landed Gentry

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    Finedon is in Northampton which is relatively close to Lincolnshire, I believe. It appears that the Lincolnshire Mackaness/Mackernes ect. branch of the family emerged in the late 1500's. John Makernes of the 1445/1460 of Finedon appears to be the earliest mention of the name in that form that I can find and is recognized as the origin of the Northampton branch of the family. So my guess would be that somebody from Northamptonshire moved to Lincolnshire in the 1500's.

    I did a web search on this John Makernes and found the following. It is unverified but is a composite of various family trees listed online back to John Makernes of Finedon, Northamptonshire:

    1. John Makernes b. Finedon 1445/1460 m. Elizabeth UNKNOWN, d. 1515

    children:

    Agnes b. 1491
    Ellen b. 1496
    Thomas b. 1503 d. 1546 m. Ellen UNKNOWN
    William b. 1494 d. 1544

    2. William Makernes b. Finedon 1494 d. 1544

    children:

    William b. 1536 d. 1613
    Margaret
    Richard
    John
    Joan

    3. William Makernes b. 1536 d. 1613 m. Agnes Harrgat

    children:

    Ellen b. 1564 d. 1645 m. Roger Sargent
    George m. Catherine Chapman 1587
    Margery m.. William Chapman
    Richard m. Elizabeth Chambers 1592

    Continued - http://genforum.genealogy.com/magness/messages/591.html

    More children of John Makernes b. Finedon 1445/1460 m. Elizabeth UNKNOWN, d. 1515

    children:

    Agnes b. 1491
    Ellen b. 1496
    Thomas b. 1503 d. 1546 m. Ellen UNKNOWN
    William b. 1494 d. 1544
    Edmund b. 1505
    Elizabeth b. 1507

    Also to anybody interested in researching this further:

    I just glanced over that list of English probate records I had posted from earlier and noticed some of the names matched with the descendants of John Makernes of Finedon.

    Thingdon and Finedon are apparently the same town/region, which is in or near Rutland - the same county that is next to the border of Lincolnshire where the Perregrine Mackaness/Mackerness appears to have come from around 1700.

    Here are the possible matches to the probate records -

    Northamptonshire, Rutland: - Calendar of Wills, 1510-1652
    Calendar of Wills Proved and of Administrations Granted in the Commissary Court of the Peculiar and Exempt Jurisdiction of Groby, 1580-1800.
    Wills Relating to the Counties of Northampton and Rutland, Now Deposited at Northampton. 1510 to 1652.
    Book D, 1527 to 1534.
    County: Rutland
    Country: England
    Makernes, Edmund: Irthlingborough 324
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    Northamptonshire, Rutland: - Calendar of Wills, 1510-1652
    Calendar of Wills Proved and of Administrations Granted in the Commissary Court of the Peculiar and Exempt Jurisdiction of Groby, 1580-1800.
    Wills Relating to the Counties of NortBampton and Rutland, Now Deposited at Northampton. 1510 to 1652.
    Book I, 1545 to 1548.
    County: Rutland
    Country: England
    Makernes, Thomas: Thingdon 127
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Northamptonshire, Rutland: - Calendar of Wills, 1510-1652
    Calendar of Wills Proved and of Administrations Granted in the Commissary Court of the Peculiar and Exempt Jurisdiction of Groby, 1580-1800.
    Wills Relating to the Counties of NortBampton and Rutland, Now Deposited at Northampton. 1510 to 1652.
    Book W, 1590, 1597 to 1602.
    County: Rutland
    Country: England
    Makernes, Joan: Thingdon 232
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Northamptonshire, Rutland: - Calendar of Wills, 1510-1652
    Marriage Allegations, 1660
    Wills Relating to the Counties of Northampton and Rutland, Now Deposited at Northampton. 1510 to 1652.
    Book D, 1527 to 1534.
    County: Rutland
    Country: England
    Makernes, Edmund: Irthlingborough 324
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Northamptonshire, Rutland: - Calendar of Wills, 1510-1652
    Calendar of Wills Proved and of Administrations Granted in the Commissary Court of the Peculiar and Exempt Jurisdiction of Groby, 1580-1800.
    Wills Relating to the Counties of NortBampton and Rutland, Now Deposited at Northampton. 1510 to 1652.
    Book W, 1590, 1597 to 1602.
    County: Rutland
    Country: England
    Makernes, Richard: Thingdon 270

    Posted By: Harriet Frye
    Email: alltankersleys@bellsouth.net
    Subject: Re: Peregrine Falcon/Peregrine Magness
    Post Date: October 26, 2000 at 14:12:58
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/magness/messages/342.html
    Forum: Magness Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/magness/

    Hi, Randa's mom,

    There are only two children of Perygren Sr. that I'm sure about. One is a son, Samuel; the other is a daughter, whose Christian name I don't know, who married a Gaines and had a son named Thomas. In 1763, Perygren Sr., who was a blacksmith, leased some land in Fairfax County, Virginia for a term that included not only his lifetime but also the lifetimes of his son Samuel and his grandson, Thomas Gaines.

    I think it's possible that Samuel was the Samuel Makanes who married Francisme Cravens in Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia in 1742. There's also a later marriage in Maryland between Samuel Magness and Ann War, but this was in the 1770's and may have been a later Samuel.

    In addition to Perygren Sr., Perygren Jr. and Samuel, two other Mackness names turn up very early in northern Virginia and the adjoining counties of southern Maryland: John, who married Elizabeth Morris in Baltimore County, Maryland in 1751, and a "George McKness" who appears among the names in the Fairfax County, Virginia estate records of Bridget Costello in 1769. I think John's family ended up in Harford County, Maryland, and I think there may also have been a Moses Magness who was part of this same generation, but whether any of these three men was actually a son of Perygren Sr. still remains to be proven.

    Unfortunately, that's about all I know about the possible collateral lines of Perygren Jr.'s family. Most of my research has been on the direct line, since I'm a descendant of one of Perygren Jr.'s sons, who was also named Samuel.

    Although Perygren Sr. is the only early Mackness I've found in that particular part of Virginia and Maryland, it's always possible that there were others. Perygren Sr. seems to have emigrated to the American colonies sometime in the 1720's (that's when he first begins to appear in the records, anyway), but there's no guarantee that he was the only family member to emigrate.

    I hope this has helped. If I can answer any other questions, please let me know.

    Harriet



    30 Apr 2006:

    Re: Mackaness of Prince George County, Maryland
    Author: Tom Magness Date: 11 Apr 2002 2:17 PM GMT

    The founder of the Magness family in North American is believed to be Peregrine Mackaness who was born about 1700 in the County of Lincoln on the northeast coast of England. The name Mackaness appears in the parish registers of that county in the late 1600's including some listing with the personal name Peregrine.

    The earliest mention of Peregrine Mackaness in North America is found in a trust deed dated February 1729 made to "Peregrine Mackaness, blacksmith, and Robert Perlee, carpenter, by Benjamin Loyd" to insure Loyd's bond as administrator of an estate. Later in September of the same year, Thomas Truman Greenfield conveyed to "Peregrine Magness of Prince George's County, blacksmith" a lease to 29 acres on the east side of the Patuxent River in the forks of Taylor's Creek, The lease was the remainder of a 99-year lease which began in 1677. His name is also found in the Maryland State Papers of 1733 on a tax list.

    A deed in the name of "Peregrine Mackaness, blacksmith, of Prince George County, Maryland, of the one part and Peregrine Mackaness Junior, plantor, of the said county, of the other part" reads as follows:

    "For and in consideration of the natural affection that he has and bears for his son, the said Peregrine Mackaness Junior, the said Peregrine Mackaness hath given, granted and confirmed and by those present doth hereby give, grant, alien and confirm unto the said Peregrine Mackaness Junior, his heirs and assigns forever, one half of a tract of land, lying and being in Prince George County, aforesaid, called part of Stoke, containing and laid out for one hundred and five acres, more or less . . ." dated 22 April 1757. Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of J. Hepburne, Richard Jameson, Peregrine Mackaness (his X).

    The back of which deed was thus endorsed: "Then came Peregrine Mackaness Senior, party to the within deed, and at the same time came Mary, the wife of Peregrine Mackaness Senior, who being by me privately examined apart from her husband and out of his hearing, confessed that she freely relinquished her claim and right of title and dower of the land and premises. Acknowledged before J. Hepburne, 22 April 1757. Received from Peregrine Mackaness Junior, five shillings and two pence sterling for an alienation fine on the within fifty two acres of land by order of the Hon'ble, the Lord Prop'try of Mary'd, J. Hepburne."

    magness origins
    tom magness Posted: 3 Nov 2006 7:39AM GMT

    i note some people have stated the Magness name is from Scotland,this probably is incorrect, as the Magness's who live in Scotland presently, arrived from england in the late 1800's.Professional geneologists state that the name originates in the middle ages in northern Germany/Norway at Schleswig_holstein atown on the present day border of the two countries and was made famous by st. Magnus.

    Hereford, England, has the most Magness's in the U.K. and i note that an Adolph Magnes settled there in the late 1600's, and most of the Magness clan may have descended from this line ( still has to be verified) Many of the Magness family migrated to America over the last two centuries, it appears they mostly came from England and Norway, again this requires further research, to substanciate the facts.

    The following from the research of Kelly Townsend,San Antonio, TX, Please contact Kelly if you require a source.

    The founder of the Magness family in North American is believed to be Peregrine Mackaness who was born about 1700 in the County of Lincoln on the northeast coast of England. The name Mackaness appears in the parish registers of that county in the late 1600's including some listing with the personal name Peregrine.

    The earliest mention of Peregrine Mackaness in North America is found in a trust deed dated February 1729 made to "Peregrine Mackaness, blacksmith, and Robert Perlee, carpenter, by Benjamin Loyd" to insure Loyd's bond as administrator of an estate. Later in September of the same year, Thomas Truman Greenfield conveyed to "Peregrine Magness of Prince George's County, blacksmith" a lease to 29 acres on the east side of the Patuxent River in the forks of Taylor's Creek, The lease was the remainder of a 99-year lease which began in 1677. His name is also found in the Maryland State Papers of 1733 on a tax list.

    A deed in the name of "Peregrine Mackaness, blacksmith, of Prince George County, Maryland, of the one part and Peregrine Mackaness Junior, plantor, of the said county, of the other part" reads as follows: "For and in consideration of the natural affection that he has and bears for his son, the said Peregrine Mackaness Junior, the said Peregrine Mackaness hath given, granted and confirmed and by those present doth hereby give, grant, alien and confirm unto the said Peregrine Mackaness Junior, his heirs and assigns forever, one half of a tract of land, lying and being in Prince George County, aforesaid, called part of Stoke, containing and laid out for one hundred and five acres, more or less . . ." dated 22 April 1757. Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of J. Hepburne, Richard Jameson, Peregrine Mackaness (his X). The back of which deed was thus endorsed: "Then came Peregrine Mackaness Senior, party to the within deed, and at the same time came Mary, the wife o!
    f Peregrine Mackaness Senior, who being by me privately examined apart from her husband and out of his hearing, confessed that she freely relinquished her claim and right of title and dower of the land and premises. Acknowledged before J. Hepburne, 22 April 1757. Received from Peregrine Mackaness Junior, five shillings and two pence sterling for an alienation fine on the within fifty two acres of land by order of the Hon'ble, the Lord Prop'try of Mary'd, J. Hepburne."

    Genealogical curiosity..."Hennessee" and "Mackness" have the same Celtic meaning..."Son of Angus".

    20 Apr 2006:

    By the way, about the name "Peregrine". I'd be very surprised if its derivation is not the same as the word "peregrine" which means "traveling" or "migratory" - or in fact "pilgrim" which derives from the same latin root. "Peregrine" in "peregrine falcon" comes from the same root.

    24 Jul 2007:

    Surname: Mackness

    Recorded in many forms as shown below, this notable and long-established clan surname is both Irish and Scottish. It derives from the ancient Gaelic "Mac Naois", a short form of "MacAonghuis", meaning the son of Angus. This ancient name was borne by Aonghus Turimleach, one of three Irish brothers, who invaded Scotland in the 3rd Century B.C. It was also the given name of an 8th Century Pictish king, said to be the son of Daghda, the chief god of the Irish, who gave his name to the county (now part of Tayside) called Angus. Arguably the clan therefore originated in Irel;and but came ot prominence in Scotland, where the name is variously recorded as MacNish, MacNeish, Macknish, MacNess, Mackness, Mackerness and MacNeice, as well as all the short forms commencing 'Mc'. Early examples of recordings include John Dow MacNeische who witnessed a grantully charter in 1494, and Jonete Macknes, who was a tenant in Drumgy, Menteith, in 1495. The clan once possessed much of the upper part of Stratheam, Perthshire, until they lost it to the Macnabs in a battle fought in the year 1522. The famous Irish etymologist 'Maclysaght, claimed that the clan were a branch of Clan MacGregor, who were outlawed in 1608 for various acts of violence against the state and the neighbouring clans. This may be so, although the Scottish historian Black merely relates that two clan members Donald McNysche and Jon McNysche, followers of the earl of Cassilis were 'respited' for murder in 1526. Apparently not all the clan were so inclined as another recording shows that one James Mackneis was "a venerable and learned man, deserving well of the city" (Glasgow). The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Gilmore Macnesche. This was dated 1376, in the Ancient Charters of the Earldom of Morton, during the reign of King Robert 11nd of Scotland, 1371 - 1390. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

    Christened:
    Fosdyke is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Boston, Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 7 miles (11 km) south from Boston, just off the A17, and 2 miles (3.2 km) east from the junction of the A17 with the A16.

    source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fosdyke

    possibly christened at All Saints Church, Fosdyke ... http://lincoln.ourchurchweb.org.uk/fosdykeallsaints/about-us/page4/

    Peregrine married Mary (Miles) (~1720), (Prince George's County, Maryland). Mary was born (CIRCA 1700); died 1757-1764, (Prince George's County, Maryland). [Group Sheet]


  8. 145.  Mary (Miles) was born (CIRCA 1700); died 1757-1764, (Prince George's County, Maryland).

    Notes:

    8 May 2010

    Interesting tidbit re MILES genealogy...

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    Subject: Peregrine Mackness/ Miles PG Co. MD
    Author: Susan Johanson djohanson@mindspring.com
    Date: 04 June 2001
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    Peregrine Mackness\Magness is listed as a next of kin on my ancestor Margaret Miles Lovejoy Nevitt's probate papers from her 1st husband John Lovejoy.

    Maryland Probate Records, Prerogative Court Abstracts 1738-1744

    John Lovejoy 27.266 PG 148.11.6 Pounds 10-16-1741 11-24-1742
    Appraisers: Thomas Blanford, John Younger
    Next of Kin: Peregreen Mackaness, William Miles, Jr.
    Administratrix: Margaret Lovejoy

    William Miles, Jr has to be Margaret's brother or father. I am descended from William Miles Nevitt, Sr. who was the only child of Margaret Miles second marriage to Richard Nevitt. Do you know the kinship between Margaret Miles and Peregrine Magness? Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Susan djohanson@mindspring.com

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    Birth:
    (Lincoln County, England or Prince George County, Maryland)

    Notes:

    Married:
    Map & History of Prince George's County ...http://bit.ly/VOUm5X

    Children:
    1. 72. Peregrine Magness, Jr. was born Abt 1722, (Prince George's County, Maryland); died Abt 1800, (Warren County, Kentucky).
    2. Samuel Mackness
    3. (John Mackness)
    4. (George Mackness)
    5. FNU Mackness

  9. 146.  James Naylor was born 0___ 1688, Charles County, Province of Maryland (son of George Naylor, The Immigrant and Elizabeth LNU); died 2 May 1769, Charles County, Province of Maryland.

    Other Events:

    • Probate: Prince George's County, Maryland
    • Also Known As: James Nailor

    James — Ann Jones. Ann (daughter of George Jones and Susannah LNU) was born 0___ 1690, (Charles County, Province of Maryland). [Group Sheet]


  10. 147.  Ann Jones was born 0___ 1690, (Charles County, Province of Maryland) (daughter of George Jones and Susannah LNU).
    Children:
    1. 73. Mary Naylor was born ~ 1725, (Prince George's County, Maryland); died Aft 1800.

  11. 148.  John William 'William' Durham was born 0___ 1710, (England).

    Notes:

    Re: Elizabeth Cates Durham b. ca. 1720

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    Re: Elizabeth Cates Durham b. ca. 1720
    Posted by: Marilyn Cates Radelat;copperdoll1@webtv.com
    Date: October 11, 2000 at 19:08:37
    In Reply to: Elizabeth Cates Durham b. ca. 1720 by Elaine Durham Lee of
    972


    Sarah Elizabeth CATE born 1725 was the daughter of Robert Cate Jr.( b.1695 ) and Elizabeth Wyatt Cate.

    Sarah Elizabeth Cate married 1739 John William Durham b.1710 Their children were :

    1- Thomas Durham b.1740
    2- Achilles Durham b. 1741
    3- Matthew Durham b. 1743

    24 Jul 2007

    http://www.surnamedb.com/surname.aspx?name=durham

    Surname: Durham

    This name, with variant spelling Durram, is of English locational origin from the city thus called in the North East of England. Recorded variously as Dunholm circa 1000, as Dunhelme in "Historia Anglorum", dated 1122, and as Donelme in the 1191, Fine Court Rolls of that city. The name derives from the Old English "dun", a hill, plus the Old Scandinavian "holm(r)", (Northern Medieval "holm"), an island or piece of raised land partly surrounded by streams. The surname first appears on record in the mid 12th Century, (see below). One, William de Durham, witness, appears in the 1236, "Fine Court Rolls of Essex", and a Robertus de Durham was one of twelve Scots knights appointed to settle the laws of the marches in 1249, "Scottish Acts of Parliament". Walter Durham of Dumfriesshire rendered homage to Edward 1 in 1296, and Lawrence Durham was recorded in the 1400, London Assize Court Rolls. Sir Philip Charles Henderson Calerwood Durham (1763-1845), wounded at Trafalgar, 1805, became G.C.B. and admiral, 1830. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Osbert de Dunelm, which was dated 1163, in the "The Pipe Rolls of London", during the reign of King Henry 11, known as "The Builder of Churches", 1154 - 1189. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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    From: "David Hennessee"
    To: "Marilyn Radelat"
    Subject: Re: Fw: DURHAM
    Date: Sunday, June 24, 2001 8:38 PM

    Dear Marilyn - Thanks for the leads to Rocky and Richard of whom I am now in contact. Attached your registry of Sarah who married John William DURHAM, parents of Achilles and two siblings. Am requesting the source of your information in hopes I can wrest more data on my lines. Thanks. David H.

    From: "Marilyn Radelat"
    To: "David Hennessee"
    Subject: Re: Fw: DURHAM
    Date: Monday, June 25, 2001 7:26 AM

    David,

    The research done by my elderly relatives 30 and 40 years ago was my source for Durham / Cates. I don't have any other source. They simply went to libraries or State Archives in Genealogy to copy .

    Marilyn


    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Marilyn Radelat"
    To: "David Hennessee" ; ;

    Sent: Friday, June 22, 2001 8:30 AM
    Subject: Re: Fw: DURHAM


    > David,
    > These are the e-mail add. for Achilles Durham descendants-- Richard Durham and Rocky Strickland
    > Rdurham57@aol.com(Richard Durham )
    > rockyiii@aol.com ( Rocky Strickland )
    >
    > Richard may be slow answering you because his Dad is very sick and Richard is taking care of him.
    > You can write Dr. Cates and ask him what you need on Durham, his research is extensive on Cates ,Durham , and related families.

    > Dr. Banks Cates Jr.
    > 2200 Colony Rd.
    > Charotte, N.C.
    > 28209
    >
    > Marilyn
    >
    >

    9 Sep 2008 - Dr. Cates is deceased.

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    Read and absorb this opinion regarding Achilles' father... http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~donnykrun/Richard_Durham_Research.htm

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    The father of Charles A. Durham was Achilles Durham, Esquire, of Haw River, North Carolina, and was born about 1720. He was brought as an infant by his father, William, from England.

    He (Achilles) married Mrs. Catharine Hardin.

    His father, William, was lineally descended from William, 9th Laird of Grange. ( "Since I Was Born", written by a descendent of Achilles Durham, Robert L. Durham very clearly states that his ancestor came from Forfar, Dundee Scotland).

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    Descendants of ?William Durham

    Generation No. 1

    ?WILLIAM1 DURHAM married ELIZABETH CATES. Child of ?WILLIAM DURHAM and ELIZABETH CATES is:
    ACHILLES2 DURHAM, b. 1740, Virginia; d. 1810, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

    Generation No. 2

    ACHILLES2 DURHAM (?WILLIAM1) was born 1740 in Virginia, and died 1810 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. He married (1) MARY CATES 1770 in Orange County, South Carolina. She was born 1754 in Orange County, North Carolina, and died November 13, 1794 in Cleveland, North Carolina. He married (2) EDITH March 31, 1808 in Rutherford County, North Carolina. She was born 1750 in Virginia, and died 1814. She was the widow of WILLIAM HICKS - father of Berryman Hicks who married Elizabeth Durham - daughter of Achilles Durham. Child of ACHILLES DURHAM and MARY CATES is:

    ELIZABERTH3 DURHAM Hicks, Elizabeth Durham b. January 30, 1779, Orange County, North Carolina; d. April 24, 1846, Spartanburg County, South Carolina. She m. BERRYMAN THEODORE2 HICKS Hicks, Rev Berryman(WILLIAM1) was born July 01, 1778 in Rutherford County, NC, and died June 11, 1839 in Little Buck Creek, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.


    Below are PROPOSED ancestors for ACHILLES DURHAM that are found in various Ancestry trees. I have not been able to find valid documentation to support this as being his correct lineage. Documentation from WILLIAM DURHAM b. 1700 to ACHILLES DURHAM as his son, is non existent. Information concerning the below lineage is found on the page for ACHILLES DURHAM and MARY CATES.

    The lineage for Mary Cates, wife of Achilles Durham is also unclear.

    Proposed Durham lineage:

    1. William DURHAM. Born About 1322.Died during the reign of Prince David Bruce who reigned until 1371.
    2. Michael DURHAM. Born About 1397.
    3. John DURHAM. Born About 1457.
    4. Thomas DURHAM. Born About 1480.
    5. John DURHAM. Born About 1507.
    6. Alexander DURHAM. Born After 1525. Minder of the Royal Mint.Married Janet ERSKINE, daughter of John ERSKINE, Baron of Dun.Living in 1525. 6th Baron of Grange.
    7. William DURHAM. Born About 1554. Ancestor of the DURHAMs of the Grange. 7th Lord of Grange
    8. William DURHAM. Born About 1609. 8th Lord of Grange
    9. William DURHAM. Born After 1609.9th Laird of Grange (Durham 1990).
    10. William DURHAM. Born Before 1700 in England. Died in VA. He married Elizabeth CATES. Born Before 1710. Died in Cleveland Co., NC. William, was lineally descended from William, 9th Laird of Grange

    11. Achilles DURHAM. Born About 1750 in England?/NC?/VA?. Died About 1810, buried in Buck Creek Ch.Cem., Spartanburg, SC.He first married Mary Unica CATES, 1770 in Orange Co., NC.Born Before 1755 in VA. Died Before 1806 in Cleveland, Rutherford Co., NC. Mary Utica Cates was the dau of Richard Cates – possibly, b. abt 1732 – and Elizabeth Smith. Richard was son of Robert Cates & Elizabeth – brother to Thomas Cates on the Cates page.

    John married Sarah Elizabeth "Elizabeth" Cate 0___ 1739, (Virginia). Sarah (daughter of Robert (Ezra) Cate, Jr. and Elizabeth Wyatt) was born 0___ 1725, Prince County, Virginia; died 0___ 1783, Shelby, Cleveland County, North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  12. 149.  Sarah Elizabeth "Elizabeth" Cate was born 0___ 1725, Prince County, Virginia (daughter of Robert (Ezra) Cate, Jr. and Elizabeth Wyatt); died 0___ 1783, Shelby, Cleveland County, North Carolina.

    Notes:

    Sarah Elizabeth CATE Durham was born in Prince County , Va. I forgot to mention this on the previous message. Her father Robert CATE Jr. moved to "Olde" Orange County before 1736 where he owned a plantation and was appointed Road Commissioner 18 Oct. 1753. He was given the task of building a Westward Path. He enlisted his son Thomas Cate b.1724, ( a land ) surveyor and other Cates to build these roads.

    Children:
    1. Thomas Durham was born 0___ 1740, (Virginia).
    2. 74. Achilles Durham was born 0___ 1741, Commonwealth of Virginia; died 0___ 1814, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    3. Matthew Durham was born 0___ 1743, (Virginia).

  13. 150.  Thomas "Road Tom" Cate was born 0___ 1724, Orange County, North Carolina (son of Robert (Ezra) Cate, Jr. and Elizabeth Wyatt); died 9 Jan 1818, Newberry County, South Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Thomas Keats
    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot

    Notes:

    Ernie,

    Thomas "Road Tom ) CATE B.1724 son of Robert Cate Jr.b.1695 signed the bond. This Thomas married Elizabeth Fussell mother of all of his children. he married in his old age to Urith MacMillion Baskett ,no children from second marriage.

    Thomas" Road Tom "Cate land was on Bear Branch of Cane Creek, became known as Tom's Creek of Cane Creek, named for him.

    This research paper says that Thomas and Elizabeth moved to Newberry,S.C. in 1799, most of his sons moved there with him. One of those was Aaron Cates.

    The original will is Newberry Court House.

    end of comments

    Thomas "Road Tom" Cate
    Born after 1725 in Orange County, North Carolinamap
    ANCESTORS ancestors
    Son of Robert Cate and Elizabeth Wyatt
    Brother of Barnard Cate, Richard Mathias Cate, Sarah Cate, Thomas (Cates) Cate, Robert Cate, Joseph Cate, Joseph Cate, Charles Cate, Ann Cate and John Cate Sr.
    Husband of Elizabeth Fussell — married 1757 in Rowan, North Carolinamap
    DESCENDANTS descendants
    Father of Thomas B. Cate, Robert Cate, Mary Unity Unicy Cate, Thomas K Cate, Susannah Cate, Nancy Ann Cate, Elizabeth (Cate) Durham, Aaron Cate, Jehu Cate, Ezra Cate and Isaiah Cate
    Died 1818 in Newberry, South Carolina, USAmap
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    Biography

    Thomas was born abt 1725, in Orange county, North Carolina to parents Robert Cate and Elizabeth Wyatt. Thomas became a road surveyor. Thomas was called due to his surveying Thomas Road Tom Cate. This name is also found in the references. In 1754 Thomas received land in Orange, North Carolina, USA.

    He married Elizabeth Fussell in 1757 in Rowan, North Carolina, USA. [1] Their children: Thomas1758, Robert1758, John, Ezra, Elizabeth1763, Mary1769, Aaron1768, Isaiah1776, Jehu1790, ThomasB (1750-1812), Mary (1754-1794) Elizabeth (1751-), Aaron(1768-1816) Nancy Ann(1759-1824), Robert (1760-1820) Elizabeth (1763-), Jehu(1770-) Ezra (1773.)

    Thomas Road Tom served in the American Revolution 1775-1783 for Orange Co., North Carolina, USA. Name misspelled "Keats", date Aug 1781. [2]

    In 1780 Thomas Cate was in Caswell County, North Carolina, shown by a petition with his name listed to the "House of Burgises" on a petition, 26 Oct 1779, from inhabitants of Caswell Co. asking that an equal division be made of the county since it is forty miles in length and twenty wide. (General Assembly; Box: Oct - Nov 1779 [North Carolina State Archives]; Call Number: Folder: Petitions; P 3; Family Number: 36.) [3] His first wife died.

    1800 US Fed Census[4]
    He married secondly in 1808 to Yourith Urith McMillian. US Federal census for 1810 reflects this. [5] Thomas was living in Hillsborough, Orange, North Carolina as per U S census. On 29 NOV 1802 (Age: 77) he made a Deed of Gift [6], filed in Orange, North Carolina Newberry District under Deed of Gift, D74 to a daughter and a son named Thomas..

    He passed away 9 Jan 1818 (Age: 93) Newberry, Newberry, SC [7]

    The will was probated in Newberry Dist Court on 9 Jan 1818. 1st settlement made to the family on 13 Dec 1819, Newbery, South Carolina.

    Sources

    ? U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
    ? Roster of soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution with an appendix containing a collection of miscellaneous.., Ancestry.com
    ? U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820 about Thomas Cate
    ? "United States Census, 1800," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHRC-S3P : accessed 2 December 2016), Thomas Cate, Newberry District, South Carolina, United States; citing p. 68, NARA microfilm publication M32, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 50; FHL microfilm 181,425.
    ? "United States Census, 1810," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH23-DJ5 : accessed 2 December 2016), Thomas Cates, Edgefield, South Carolina, United States; citing p. 117, NARA microfilm publication M252 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 62; FHL microfilm 181,421.
    ? Deed of Gift. State of North Carolina Newberry District, Deed of Gift
    ? http://www.earljones.net/aqwg5620.htm
    D.A.R. Roster of soldiers from North Carolina in American Revolution: with an appendix
    Roster of soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution with an appendix containing a collection of miscellaneous r
    1800 US Census
    Deed of Gift 84 State of North Carolina Newberry District, Deed of Gift
    U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
    1800 United States Federal Census
    North Carolina, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890
    Orange County, 1752-1952
    U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
    U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820

    end of biography

    Thomas married Elizabeth Ann Fussell (~ 1750), (Rowan County, North Carolina). Elizabeth (daughter of Aaron Fussell, Sr. and Elizabeth (Bagley)) was born Abt 1736, Bertie County, North Carolina; died Bef 1800, Orange County, North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  14. 151.  Elizabeth Ann Fussell was born Abt 1736, Bertie County, North Carolina (daughter of Aaron Fussell, Sr. and Elizabeth (Bagley)); died Bef 1800, Orange County, North Carolina.

    Notes:

    !BIRTH-MARRIAGE:Deed of Gift, Orange County, NC, Newberry District. 29 Nov 1802. A negro girl to daughter Ann Durham. wife of William Durham.

    Dr. Banks Cates of Charlotte, NC research notes.

    Children:
    1. 75. Mary Unica 'Unicy' Cate was born 0___ 1754, Orange County, North Carolina; died 13 Nov 1794, Cleveland County, North Carolina.

  15. 64.  John Cantrell, Sr. was born 6 Oct 1724, New Castle County, Delaware (son of Joseph C. Cantrell and Catherine LNU); died 0Feb 1803, Spartanburg, South Carolina; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Miller
    • Religion: Baptist Preacher
    • Baptism: 25 Mar 1726, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Notes:

    Birth: Oct. 6, 1724
    New Castle County
    Delaware, USA
    Death: Feb., 1803
    South Carolina, USA

    Husband of Miss Brittian and Jane. 1st Spouse: Hannah Brittian (1725-1769)


    "John Cantrell, Sr., was a miller and Baptist Minester. He helped establish the Buck Creek Baptist Chruch in Buck Creek, Sportanburg Co., South Carolina. He served as Pastor from 1800 to 1803. John is burried in Cantrell Family Cemetery. John had a brother by the name of Isaac Cantrell who was also a Baptist preacher at Buck Creek Baptist Church. The Cantrell Cemetery is near the the Buck Creek Baptist Chruch: Information from: Earnest H. Cantrell, Route 1, Box 50, Beaverton, Al. 35544, (1989)'".

    JOHN3 CANTRELL (JOSEPH2 CANTRILL, RICHARD1) was born October 1724 in New Castle, DE, and died 1803 in Spartanburg Co, SC. He married (1) ?? BRITTAIN. He married (2) JANE.

    John was in Rockingham Co NC before the Revolution. He later moved to Spartanburg Co SC, where he owned over 800 acres on Buck Creek in the 96th District. One of the first members of the Buck Creek Baptist Church, son Isaac was a messenger there. Sons Abraham, Stephen and Moses administered his estate. His first 17 sons were by his first wife, four sons and two daughters by his second. There were supposedly a number of twins in the family, and for the sake of his first wife, let us fervently hope so.

    According to the Cantrell family file folder in the Georgia Archives, "Aaron, Simon and Peter were captured during the Revolution and were condemned to be shot. Tradition says Peter was shot, and Aaron & Peter [sic] escaped." The three were also supposedly scouts in Gen. Marion's army.

    Children of John Cantrell and ?? Brittain are:

    i. ABRAHAM4 CANTRELL, b. ca 1744, New Castle.
    ii. ISAAC CANTRELL, b. 1745, New Castle, DE; d. ca 1808, Spartanburg Co, SC.
    iii. JACOB CANTRELL, b. New Castle.
    iv. JOSEPH CANTRELL, b. New Castle.
    v. STEPHEN CANTRELL, b. ca 1749, New Castle.
    vi. JOHN CANTRELL, b. ca 1751, New Castle.
    vii. CHARLES CANTRELL, m. SARAH MURRAY, 1772, Greensboro, NC.
    viii. JOSHUA CANTRELL.
    ix. AARON CANTRELL.
    x. SIMON CANTRELL.
    xi. PETER CANTRELL.
    xii. THOMAS CANTRELL, b. 1761; d. 1830; m. ELIZABETH NORRIS.
    xiii. REUBEN CANTRELL.
    xiv. EDWARD CANTRELL.
    xv. BENJAMIN CANTRELL.
    xvi. BRITTAIN CANTRELL.
    xvii. JAMES CANTRELL.

    Children of John Cantrell and Jane are:

    xviii. WILLIAM4 CANTRELL.
    xix. MOSES CANTRELL.
    xx. DANIEL CANTRELL.
    xxi. GABRIEL CANTRELL.
    xxii. DAUGHTER CANTRELL.
    xxiii. DAUGHTER CANTRELL.
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    Incidentally, I'm told there is no name John Miller Cantrell. Rather, "Old" John Cantrell who m. Miss Brittain had a son who was known as "Miller" John Cantrell because he owned a mill in SC. That's the John who m. Elizabeth Cantrell. Since my husband apparently doesn't have that line, I'm not getting excited about it but it is a point of interest and clarification if true.

    The Cantrell name orginated in France, and was spelled CHANTELLE. The first Cantrell to be recorded in England was during the rain of King John 1199, AD. He was William Cantrell. The first Cantrell to be married in America was also a William Cantrell, the nineth in line fron the first William Cantrell. William Cantrell arrived on the Ship Phenix, at Jamestown, Vergnine 1608. This William Cantrell is known as the Progenitor of most of the Cantrell's in America.

    From the area of Philadelphia, Pa., the Cantrell's Migroated as "Mishionaries of the Mother Baptist Church" south to North and South Carolines. John Centrell Sr. after service in the Rev. War from N. C. settled in a place called Bucks Creek.

    The Bucks Creek Baptist Church is still standing. The Cantrell family Cemetery is a stort destance away. John Cantrell Sr. is beruied in this cemetery.

    John CANTRELL Sr. was a miller and Baptist Minester. He helped establish the Bucks Creek Baptist Church in Buck Creek, [Sportanburg Co.] S. C. Served as Pastor from 1800 to 1803. John is burried in Cantrell Family Cemetery. John had a brother by the name of Isaac Cantrell. Isaac also was pastor of the Bucks Creek Baptist Church. The Cantrell Cemetery is near the Bucks Creek Baptist Church.



    Notes from Carl D. Cantrell:

    He was married twice. He had seventeen sons by his first wife _______ Brittian and four sons and two daughters by his second wife Jane ______. We have heard from several that there were a number of twins in this large family. He died in 1803 and his sons Abraham, Stephen and Moses administered upon his estate.

    There are may traditions in the family regarding John Cantrell and his family and their moving to the Carolinas, but the exact date of his leaving New Castle county is not known. It is known, however, that he was living in Rockingham county, or what is now that county, North Carolina, before the Revolutionary War, and shortly after the war he moved to Ninety Six District, now Spartanburg county, SC, where he owned over eight hundred acres of land on Buck creek, waters of the Pacolet river. John Cantrell and his family were devoted and active members in the Buck creek Baptist church and some of his descendants still attend this old church. There is not reliable authority for a correct tabulation for any but the first three of the children of John Cantrell and we have endeavored to make the list correct from records, rather than from lists furnished from memory by his descendants. His father moved to the big valley of Virginia before John reached his teens. In 1738, his father was living in Orange county, Virginia. He spent all of his life as a farmer. We don't know what education he had but he probably received what ever was available to frontier lads. The family genealogist stated that he married two times and, from the ages of the children, this is probably true. She stated that his 1st wife was a Miss Brittain. She was probably a sister of Joseph Brittain, who lived near John in North Carolina and who is mentioned in the records of his brother, Joseph, in 1759, in Rowan county. The marriage was probably somewhere in the valley of Virginia. In the 18th century, families from Pennsylvania filtered down through the Great Valley of Virginia to the Piedmont Plateau of the Carolinas.

    The family had become associated with the Baptist Church and Isaac, John's brother, was ordained a minister. The family settled in the "Land of Eden," Granville county, North Carolina, which became Orange county in September, 1752. John is first located on a tax list submitted by the Sheriff in 1754. The list was for two white polls. His brother Isaac received a land grant for 202 acres of land in Orange county, November 13, 1756. He sold this land to John on March 13, 1759. The deed was witnessed by James Watson. The land was on a ridge between the waters of County Line Creek and Jordons Creek. The land was about seven miles north of the Upper Branch of the Haw River, on the waters of Wolf Island Creek which was a branch of the Dan River to the north. It is about two miles north of the present town of Reidsville, Rockingham county, North Carolina. After the tax list of 1754, the next time we find John is in the Minutes of the Orange County Records, when he is sued by James Cary Jr. on a debt in the December court of 1758. In the Court of September, 1759, he and his brother Joseph were on a road jury to lay out a road from Hogna's Creek to the county courthouse. He and William Savage were appointed Overseers of the road. In August, 1760, they were appointed to another road jury to lay out a road from Daniel McGullon's plantation to Taylors road leading to the court house. He was appointed overseer to the lower section. In August, 1763, Henry Cobb was appointed to replace John on the Lower town road, and in May, 1765, John Morrow was appointed Overseer in place of John on the other road. In May, 1766, John was appointed Overseer of a road in place of William Laughlin. On November 12, 1765, John sold his 202 acres of land to William Jones. No record of his having purchased other land are found in Orange county records. Guilford county, North Carolina, was formed in 1771 from the western part of Orange county. John and his family lived in the northern part of this new county, and this area became Rockingham county in 1785. But, by this time John and his family and many others in the area had moved south westward down the Piedmont Plateau to the 96th District of South Carolina. When this move was made has not been firmly established but it appears to have been shortly after the close of the Revolutionary War. His 1st wife died and he married Jane________.

    The 1st wife is probably buried at the Wolf Island Baptist Church Cemetery. The church was formed in 1777 by his brother, Isaac, on a part of his 770 acre farm. Isaac's 1st wife died in the area and she was probably buried on the ridge where the church was built. John's wife is probably buried at the same burial place. In the 1960s, the field markers were removed to facilitate mowing. It was estimated that there were probably one hundred unmarked graves in the cemetery. The family genealogist stated that he had seventeen sons by the 1st wife and four sons and two daughters by the 2nd wife. She admitted there was no reliable authority for a correct tabulation for the listed children of John except for the first three. She had heard the tradition of the Cantrell with twenty-one sons and though there was available evidence that Isaac was more likely to have had the twenty-one sons, she attributed them to John and preceded to compile a list of twenty-one. We now know that two of the listed sons were not Cantrells but Curtis. This was due to a misreading of the 1790 census. We know that at least three of the children listed were nephews, sons of brother Isaac. Two sons listed were never located on census reports or other records, but this does not mean that they did not exist, so we end up with a list of sixteen sons. Because two daughters of John were born during the years of the 1st marriage, we can assume there were at least four daughters.

    Soon after John arrived in the 96th District, later Spartanburg county, South Carolina, he acquired 800 acres of land on Buck Creek, waters of the Pacolet River. Later his brother Isaac and many of his sons and nephews also acquired land in the area.

    In 1790, John is listed as head of household in the census of the 96th District. He had one son under sixteen and two daughters at home. Many family names on this census were familiar names first located in the court records of Orange county, North Carolina. We have assumed that John and his brothers were the first to use the spelling of the family name as Cantrell, but now we find his father, Joseph used this spelling in 1758 in Virginia. The history of the South Carolina Baptist Church gives statistics for the Buck Creek Baptist Church for the period 1790-1800. This church claims to have been a constituted body since 1779. Situated near Pacolet River about twelve miles northeast of Spartanburg, it became a constituent of the Bethel Association in 1789. In 1790, the church had 78 members. When John's brother, Isaac moved south in 1795, he became the minister there from 1796 though 1798. John was a messenger to the Bethel Association from 1797 though 1799. In 1800, John is listed as the minister.

    The church building has been rebuilt several times in the past 200 years. At the present time, there is a new, large, red brick church building across the road from the old church location and the cemetery. It is located on a hill, about a quarter of a mile north of the mouth of Buck Creek, about 2 miles west of Mayo. Descendants of the family are still members of the church. John was not listed as the head of household in the 1800 census of South Carolina, but his was listed in the household of his son, Moses, age 36. The household listed a male and female over 45 years of age. We know that John owned three slaves and the listing for Moses had 3 slaves listed. John died February, 1803, and three sons, Abraham, Stephen, and Moses were appointed administrators of the estate. The probate was recorded in Deed book "L" page 193. His widow, Jane, received a dower settlement. In the last several years, a number of researchers have tried to locate this deed book without success. John is probably buried at the Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The center of the cemetery has at least one hundred graves marked by fieldstones with only graves since the 1850s containing information on the stones. Jane is not listed as head of household on the 1810 census. She was probably living in the household of a married daughter.


    Family links:
    Parents:
    Joseph Cantrell (1695 - 1755)
    Catherine Cantrell (1697 - 1755)

    Spouse:
    Hannah Brittain Cantrell (1724 - 1769)*

    Children:
    Abraham Cantrell (1744 - 1826)*
    Isaac Cantrell (1745 - 1804)*
    Joseph Cantrell (1748 - 1804)*
    John Cantrell (1757 - 1825)*
    Thomas Cantrell (1761 - 1830)*
    Thomas Cantrell (1761 - 1830)*

    Siblings:
    Hannah Cantrell (1720 - ____)*
    John Cantrell (1724 - 1803)
    Joseph Cantrell (1726 - 1804)*
    Zebulon Cantrell (1728 - 1765)*
    Isaac Cantrell (1729 - 1805)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
    Chesnee
    Spartanburg County
    South Carolina, USA

    Created by: Imagraver
    Record added: May 19, 2013
    Find A Grave Memorial# 110842689

    Birth:
    formerly New Castle Co., PA

    Baptism:
    at Holy Trinity (Old Swedes Church)

    John married Hannah Jane Brittain 0___ 1743, New Castle County, Delaware. Hannah (daughter of John Brittain and Elizabeth LNU) was born 0___ 1725, New Castle County, Delaware; died 0___ 1769, Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  16. 65.  Hannah Jane Brittain was born 0___ 1725, New Castle County, Delaware (daughter of John Brittain and Elizabeth LNU); died 0___ 1769, Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 0___ 1724, New Castle County, Delaware

    Notes:

    She was probably a sister of Joseph Brittain who lived near John in NC and who is mentioned in the records of Orange Co.,NC.

    There is also a James Britton who was on a tax list with his brother, Joseph, in 1789, in Rowan Co.,NC

    Children:
    1. 32. Abraham Cantrell was born 0___ 1744, Virginia; died 0___ 1826, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Old Bildad Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    2. Jacob Cantrell was born 0___ 1744, North Carolina; died 0___ 1790, North Carolina.
    3. Isaac M. Cantrell was born 0___ 1745, New Castle County, Delaware; died 0___ 1804, Tennessee; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    4. Joseph Cantrell was born 1748, Virginia.
    5. Stephen Cantrell was born 1749.
    6. James Cantrell
    7. Susan Cantrell
    8. Charles Cantrell was born C. 1752; died C. 1840, Sevier County, Arkansas.
    9. John "Miller John" Cantrell was born 0___ 1757, Orange County, North Carolina; died 17 Oct 1825, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    10. Brittain Cantrell was born 0___ 1759.
    11. Thomas Cantrell was born 23 Jan 1761, Caswell County, North Carolina; died 25 Sep 1830, (DeKalb County, Tennessee); was buried Williamsburg Cemetery, McMinn County, Tennessee.
    12. Aaron Cantrell
    13. Moses Cantrell was born South Carolina.
    14. Simon Cantrell
    15. Gabriel Cantrell

  17. 66.  Samuel Watson was born 0___ 1715, Craven County, North Carolina (son of Samuel Watson and unnamed spouse); died 0___ 1790, North Carolina.

    Samuel married Sarah LNU 0___ 1744, Spartanburg County, South Carolina. Sarah was born Abt 1720, North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  18. 67.  Sarah LNU was born Abt 1720, North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Sary

    Children:
    1. 33. Matilda Watson was born 0___ 1747, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    2. Malissa Lucy "Etta" Watson was born ~ 1760, South Carolina; died ~ 1799, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

  19. 156.  William Bethell was born 1 Sep 1708, (Stafford County, Virginia) (son of John Bethell, Jr. and Rose Smith); died 24 Feb 1756, Stafford County, Virginia.

    Notes:

    William Bethel
    Born [date unknown] in Overwharton Parish, Stafford, VAmap
    ANCESTORS ancestors
    Son of William Bethel and [mother unknown]
    Brother of Edward Bethel, Mary Bethel and Elizabeth Bethel
    Husband of Jean (Hurst) Bethel - married 26 Dec 1739 in Overwhartonparrish, Stafford Co., VA
    DESCENDANTS descendants
    Father of Elizabeth (Bethel) Allen, Peggy (Bethel) Mullins, John Bethel, Martha Bethel, Samuel Bethel, William Bethel and Sampson Bethel
    Died before 24 Feb 1756 in Frederick Co., VA

    Note

    Note: William Bethel and Jean Hurst may have lived in Overwharton Parish early in their marriage and then moved to Frederick County by 1750; or they may have lived in Frederick County the whole time and their marriage and children are listed in Overwharton Parish because that was the nearest"official Church" and it included Frederick County at that time.

    Both Augusta and Frederick counties were formed at the same time (1738) and some records were recorded in the wrong county. This William lived in Frederick County (the part that is now Warren County).

    A William Bethel petitioned for a road from Thorn's Gap to Henry Nethertons in 1751/1752. In Augusta County, Virginia a William Bethelwas licensed for an "ordinary" (Court of Justice) 26 November 1751.William bought one hundred and fourty seven acres of land in FrederickCounty, Virginia from Henry and Sary Netherton on 1 March 1755.

    Virginia, Frederick County was formed in 1743 out of Orange County.

    William's personal effects: "a parcel of books...carpenters and cooperstools and shoemakers tools...one violin..." He also owned three slaves.Frederick Co., VA, Will Book, pg. 183.

    He was a member of the court of justice in Augusta Co., from 1751 (orearlier) until 1756 or (later).

    Marriage Record:

    Early Virgina Marriages: Stafford County -- Overwharton Parrish, 1739 Dec 26 William Bethel married Jean Hurst.

    Source

    Source: #S54
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    Marriage:
    Date: 26 DEC 1739
    Place: Overwhartonparrish, Stafford Co., VA
    Source: #S73
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    FIELD
    Name: Page

    Sources

    Source S52
    Abbreviation: Virginia, Frederick County, WILL BOOK #2
    Title: Virginia, Frederick County, WILL BOOK #2
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    Source S53
    Abbreviation: Virginia, Frederick County, COURT OF ORDINARY
    Title: Virginia, Frederick County, COURT OF ORDINARY (Probate Records, Will of William Bethel)
    Subsequent Source Citation Format: Virginia, Frederick County, COURT OF ORDINARY
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    Name: Bibliography
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    Repository: #R0
    Source S54
    Abbreviation: Frederick Co., VA Will Book, page 183.
    Title: Frederick Co., VA Will Book, page 183.
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    Abbreviation: Early VA marriages. Stafford Co., Overwharton Parish, VA
    Title: Early VA marriages. Stafford Co., Overwharton Parish, VA
    Subsequent Source Citation Format: Early VA marriages. Stafford Co., Overwharton Parish, VA
    BIBL Early VA marriages. Stafford Co., Overwharton Parish, VA.

    end of biography

    William Bethel married Jean Hurst (1722) on 26 Dec 1739 and is the father of 7 children and the grandfather of 22 grandchildren. Listed below are details on up to five generations of descendants. Also see William's DNA Descendants and Family Tree & Genealogy Tools for more views.

    Elizabeth (Bethel) Allen ancestors descendants (bef 26 May 1740 - 07 May 1827) m. Thomas Daniel Allen (abt 1735 - 30 Jul 1759) on 30 Jul 1759.
    Daniel Allen ancestors (Feb 1759 - 30 Jul 1834) m. Aletha Hale (1771 - 16 Jun 1858).
    Daniel Allen ancestors (Feb 1769 - 30 Jul 1834) m. Alathea Hales () on 27 Mar 1788.
    Moses Allen ancestors (1770 - 22 Aug 1845) m. Priscilla Sleath () on 2 May 1795.
    William Allen ancestors (1774)
    Charity Allen ancestors (Jan 1775 - 1826) m. Charles Lawrence () on 1800.
    Bethel Allen ancestors (29 Apr 1780 - 15 Sep 1856) m. Elizabeth D. Reed (abt 1780) on 1800.
    Nancy Allen ancestors (12 Jan 1782 - 10 Oct 1851) m. John Philips UNKNOWN ().
    Sampson Allen ancestors (abt 1787 - 07 May 1826) m. Polly Somers () on 10 Jul 1811.
    Thomas Allen ancestors (15 Sep 1790 - 23 Aug 1883) m. Elizabeth Betsey Daugherty (06 Apr 1795 - 26 Jul 1837). m. Elizabeth A Daugherty () on 13 Sep 1813.
    Peggy (Bethel) Mullins ancestors (30 Nov 1741 - 27 Jan 1822) m. Thomas Mullins (1737) on 1762.
    John Bethel ancestors (23 Jun 1744 - 1804) m. Mary UNKNOWN (1748) on 1769.
    Martha Bethel ancestors (1746)
    Samuel Bethel ancestors (09 Feb 1749 - 1806) m. Mary Moonly (1753) on 1774.
    William Bethel ancestors (19 Feb 1749 - 30 Aug 1804) m. Nancy Stewart Stubblefield (1750).
    Sampson Bethel ancestors descendants (10 Jul 1750 - 10 Feb 1806) m. Mary Cantrell (04 Dec 1754 - 1820) on 24 Aug 1773.
    Larkin Bethel ancestors (04 Mar 1775) m. Mary Thompson (1777) on 28 Sep 1798.
    Constance (Bethel) Cantrell ancestors descendants (22 Oct 1776 - 1848) m. Richard Cantrell (10 Mar 1771 - aft 01 Jun 1840) on 18 Feb 1794.
    Sampson Cantrell ancestors descendants (18 Feb 1795 - bef 1840)
    John Jones Cantrell ancestors (1832 - 05 Dec 1863)
    Larkin Cantrell ancestors (18 Feb 1797 - aft 1860) m. Eunice Moberly (abt 1803 - abt 1844) abt 1821.
    Mary (Cantrell) Magness ancestors descendants (20 Jul 1799 - 03 Jan 1863) m. Perry Green Magness (23 May 1796 - 01 Mar 1884) on 1815.
    Harriet (Magness) Potter ancestors descendants (02 Jun 1817 - 20 Jul 1866) m. Watson Cantrell Potter (15 Feb 1815 - 20 Jul 1891) on 5 Jan 1834.
    Mary Elizabeth (Potter) Womack ancestors descendants more descendants (02 Oct 1834 - 29 Apr 1894)
    Samantha (Potter) Cantrell ancestors (28 Dec 1851 - 24 May 1897)
    Sarah (Magness) Webb ancestors descendants (12 Sep 1819 - 10 Jan 1890) m. Daniel Watkins Webb (14 May 1815 - 23 Sep 1866) abt 1836.
    Samantha J (Webb) Gribble ancestors (Jun 1838 - 06 Aug 1892)
    Perry Green Webb ancestors descendants more descendants (1839 - 1862)
    Mary (Webb) Womack ancestors (1841)
    Juleus Caesar Webb ancestors (03 Feb 1843 - 07 Nov 1898)
    Hannah Webb ancestors (1844 - 1866)
    Bethel Magness Webb ancestors (21 Sep 1847 - 26 Oct 1911)
    Martha (Webb) Nowlin ancestors (1850)
    Evan Webb ancestors (25 Feb 1852 - 1915)
    Daniel Webb ancestors (1854 - 1898)
    Eugenia (Webb) Evans ancestors descendants more descendants (14 Aug 1857 - 09 May 1903)
    Tennessee Gertrude (Webb) Womack ancestors (25 May 1858 - 16 Oct 1920)
    Felix Zollicoffer Webb ancestors (19 Sep 1860 - 16 Oct 1920)
    Cartie (Webb) Moore ancestors (1863 - 02 Dec 1924)
    Isaac Cantrell ancestors descendants (27 Sep 1802 - 21 Sep 1840) m. Nancy Upchurch (abt 1805 - aft 1860) abt 1825.
    Sampson Bethel Cantrell ancestors descendants (abt 1826 - 17 Nov 1883) m. Frances VanTrease (30 Jul 1816 - 14 Feb 1874) on 9 Oct 1851. m. Mary Catherine Lewis (22 Jul 1835 - 02 Jul 1889) on 13 Jun 1874.
    John Isaac Cantrell ancestors descendants more descendants (18 Aug 1853 - 30 Jun 1910)
    Roena (Cantrell) McPherson ancestors (Feb 1861 - 07 Nov 1949)
    Sarah Cantrell ancestors (abt 1863)
    Eliza Frances (Cantrell) Lewis ancestors (05 May 1879 - 30 Aug 1928)
    Mary (Cantrell) Holland ancestors (abt 1827)
    Richard H. Cantrell ancestors descendants (03 Mar 1828 - 25 Sep 1889) m. Marinda Broyles (18 Oct 1832 - 10 Nov 1908) abt 1852.
    Henry M. Cantrell ancestors descendants more descendants (1854 - 1900)
    Isaac Cantrell ancestors descendants more descendants (1858 - 1892)
    Nancy Finetta (Cantrell) Culpepper ancestors (Sep 1859 - 17 Jul 1901)
    Tillman S. Cantrell ancestors (1862 - 1881) [unmarried] [no children]
    James M. Cantrell ancestors descendants (1830 - 1897) m. Mary Caroline Davis (Sep 1835 - aft 1910) on 23 Oct 1851.
    Elizabeth (Cantrell) Sloan ancestors (16 Mar 1853 - 19 May 1930)
    Cephas Cantrell ancestors descendants more descendants (22 Oct 1854 - 04 Jul 1943)
    Vinetta Cantrell ancestors (abt 1864)
    Catherine (Cantrell) Lewis ancestors descendants (23 Feb 1832 - abt 22 Oct 1886) m. James Daniel Lewis (abt 1832 - abt 1891) on May 1864.
    Thomas A. Lewis ancestors (abt 1865)
    Mary J. Lewis ancestors (abt 1867)
    Finetta Lewis ancestors (abt 1869 - bef 1880) [unmarried] [no children]
    Jonathan Osborne Cantrell ancestors descendants (Apr 1834 - aft 1900) m. Ellen J. Lampkin (Nov 1842 - aft 1900) on 4 Nov 1862.
    Richard Allen Cantrell ancestors (Oct 1863 - 10 Feb 1936)
    Sarah Arizona (Cantrell) Lane ancestors (17 Jan 1866 - 01 Feb 1916)
    Missouri A. Cantrell ancestors (Oct 1867)
    Mary Keturah (Cantrell) Craddock ancestors (Jul 1870 - 1948)
    Nancy D. (Cantrell) Irvin ancestors (14 Oct 1873 - 23 Oct 1924)
    Harriet Senora (Cantrell) Russell ancestors (17 Nov 1875 - 02 Apr 1956)
    Charlotte D. Cantrell ancestors (Oct 1877)
    Maud Cantrell ancestors (Jul 1881)
    Elizabeth A. (Cantrell) Vantrease ancestors descendants (24 Mar 1836 - 27 Feb 1883) m. John William Vantrease (27 Mar 1825 - 28 Jan 1901) on 3 Mar 1853.
    Pauline Catherine (Vantrease) Boyd ancestors (27 Jan 1854 - 10 Mar 1870)
    Thomas Osborne Vantrease ancestors (Sep 1861 - 30 Nov 1931)
    Thomas A. Cantrell ancestors (Sep 1837 - aft 1900) m. Harriett Unknown (abt 1847 - abt 1875) abt 1862. m. Sarah E. Smith (Sep 1860 - aft 1910) abt 1879.
    Tilmon Cantrell ancestors descendants (May 1839 - 31 Dec 1900) m. Caroline Burnett (abt 1849 - abt 1875) abt 1864. m. Minerva A. Tate (20 Dec 1851 - 21 Feb 1940) abt 1876.
    Pinkney Cantrell ancestors (02 Jun 1865 - 21 Jun 1914)
    John I. Cantrell ancestors (09 Jul 1869 - 23 Apr 1934)
    Nancy J. (Cantrell) Barker ancestors (Sep 1879 - aft 1930)
    James Cantrell ancestors (12 Dec 1883 - 21 Mar 1973)
    Finetta Cantrell ancestors (abt 1840)
    Anna (Cantrell) Odle ancestors descendants (20 Oct 1804 - 27 Jun 1876) m. Uriah Odle (1793 - abt 1850) on 1822.
    John Odle ancestors descendants (20 Jun 1826 - 01 Oct 1874) m. Charlotte Dudley Lamkin (28 Aug 1835 - 16 Jan 1909) on 18 Dec 1853.
    Fanny (Odle) Boczkiewicz ancestors descendants more descendants (23 Jul 1865 - 04 Aug 1944)
    Bethel Cantrell ancestors (27 Jan 1807 - 03 Jan 1858)
    Tilman Bethel Cantrell ancestors (07 Jan 1815 - 14 May 1873)
    Narcissus Cantrell ancestors (18 Oct 1823 - 14 Oct 1881)
    John Bethel ancestors (02 Oct 1778)
    Cantrell Bethel ancestors (17 Dec 1779 - 22 Oct 1849) m. Mary Anna Bratten (1788) on 1809.
    Cantrell Bethell ancestors descendants (17 Dec 1779 - 22 Oct 1848) m. Mary Anne Bratten (1786 - 22 Oct 1846) on 1809.
    Lemuel Hall Bethell ancestors descendants (27 Sep 1810 - 01 Jun 1888) m. Elizabeth Buchanan (01 Aug 1815 - 22 Jun 1892) on 11 Dec 1833.
    William R. E. Bethell ancestors descendants (1837 - 11 Jan 1897) m. Angeline Pauline Fitzhugh (1841) abt 18 Jan 1865.
    Lemuel Hall Bethell II ancestors descendants more descendants (08 Jun 1867 - 28 Aug 1904)
    Pierpont Bethel ancestors (26 Feb 1783)
    Green Bethel ancestors (24 Jul 1784 - aft 1842) m. Zilpha Bucey () on 1808.
    P. Bethel ancestors (30 May 1786)
    Tilman Bethel ancestors descendants (05 Dec 1788 - 09 Mar 1865) m. Sarah Root Daugherty (24 Mar 1793 - 26 Nov 1869) on 2 Sep 1813.
    Harriet Daugherty Bethel ancestors descendants (30 May 1814 - 13 Nov 1892) m. James Henry Henry Perriman (abt 05 Jul 1807 - 25 Oct 1884) on 1831.
    Laura Ann B. Periman ancestors (27 Nov 1832 - 05 Nov 1892)
    Elizabeth Allen (Periman) Davis ancestors (07 Aug 1834 - 10 Apr 1894)
    Sarah Jane (Periman) Ballinger ancestors (11 Sep 1836 - 21 Oct 1901)
    Mary Matilda (Periman) Brockus ancestors (20 Mar 1839 - 12 Jun 1915)
    Tillman Bethel Periman ancestors (1841 - 16 Aug 1864)
    William Green Periman ancestors (14 Mar 1843 - 26 Jun 1906)
    John Alexander Periman ancestors (21 Jul 1845)
    Chester Lafayette Periman ancestors (08 Sep 1847 - 13 Nov 1912)
    Orlena Melcena (Periman) Pelts ancestors (20 Mar 1850 - 19 Jan 1929)
    Harriet (Periman) Hadduck ancestors (07 Mar 1855 - 04 Apr 1940)
    Mary Cantrell Bethel ancestors (04 Jan 1816 - 15 Oct 1895) m. Peter Daniel (1812) on 2 Feb 1837.
    Nancy Daugherty Bethel ancestors (18 Apr 1817 - 12 Jan 1821)
    Unnamed Bethel ancestors (12 Dec 1818 - 13 Dec 1818)
    John Witt Bethel ancestors descendants (11 Jan 1820 - 11 Sep 1878) m. Sarah J ( - Jun 1902).
    Eliza J. Bethell ancestors descendants (04 Mar 1846 - 14 Aug 1912) m. Elijah Madsen Whaley (21 Aug 1842 - 21 Aug 1901) on 2 Jan 1868.
    John Isaac Whaley ancestors (abt 1869 - 06 Oct 1890)
    John Isaac Whaley ancestors (09 May 1869 - 06 Oct 1890)
    Reps UNKNOWN ancestors (13 Nov 1870 - 1937)
    Reps Lemuel Whaley ancestors (13 Nov 1870 - 22 Dec 1936)
    Nancy "Nannie) Whaley ancestors (15 Sep 1872 - 25 Nov 1947)
    Sarah "Sallie" Whaley ancestors descendants more descendants (15 Sep 1872 - 09 Sep 1945)
    Nancy Whaley ancestors descendants more descendants (15 Sep 1873 - 25 Nov 1947)
    Sarah Whaley ancestors descendants more descendants (15 Sep 1873 - 09 Sep 1945)
    Lela Mai Whaley ancestors (22 Nov 1877 - 09 Apr 1953)
    Lelia Mai Whaley ancestors descendants more descendants (22 Nov 1877 - 09 Apr 1953)
    Edgar William Whaley ancestors (08 Sep 1878 - Jan 1879)
    Oscar William Whaley ancestors descendants more descendants (08 Sep 1878 - 29 Jan 1954)
    Tilman A. Bethel ancestors (1848)
    Mary C. Bethel ancestors (1855) m. [private spouse]
    Harriet F. Bethel ancestors (17 Feb 1859 - 27 Apr 1932) m. [private spouse]
    Dela Bethel ancestors (1860) m. [private spouse]
    Green William Bethel ancestors descendants (23 Dec 1821) m. Eliza UNKNOWN (1830).
    Tennesse F. Bethel ancestors (1830)
    Caldonie Bethel ancestors (1854)
    Monroe B. Bethel ancestors (1856)
    Charles W. Bethel ancestors (1858)
    William M. Bethel ancestors (1860)
    Susan Elizabeth Bethel ancestors (17 Oct 1823 - 30 Jun 1882) m. Eli Rowland (1819) on 31 Jan 1849.
    Chester F. Bethel ancestors (18 Aug 1825) m. Martha Ann Daugherty (1827) on 29 Sep 1848.
    Lafayette A. Bethel ancestors (29 Mar 1827) m. Diane Thorinson () on 1850.
    Eliza J. Bethel ancestors (28 Sep 1828)
    Bluford J. Bethel ancestors descendants (26 Dec 1830) m. Sara Jane Eason (1840).
    Maggie Eason ancestors (1859)
    Madora Melcenie Bethel ancestors (26 May 1833) m. Isaac Newton Fite () on 1856.
    Sarah Palmira Bethel ancestors (02 Feb 1836 - 08 Sep 1906) m. Samuel C. Duncan (1832) on 8 Sep 1870.
    Unknown Bethel ancestors (02 Feb 1836)
    Woodford M. L. Bethel ancestors (30 Apr 1838) m. Tennie UNKNOWN (1838) on 27 Nov 1859.
    Elizabethbethlema Bethel ancestors (1839 - 1914)
    Chester F. Bethel ancestors (07 Jan 1791 - abt 1869) m. Jennie Jane Jones (1794) on 2 Aug 1815.
    Cloud Bethel ancestors (19 May 1793 - 30 Mar 1844) m. Rachel Floyd (1794) on 2 Aug 1815.
    Talitha P. Bethel ancestors (22 Apr 1795 - 12 Nov 1859) m. Jonathan Floyd (09 Oct 1784 - 30 Sep 1855) on 1815.
    C. Bluford Bethel ancestors (08 Feb 1798 - 22 Nov 1854) m. Mary Bowen (1799) on 1820.

    end of registry



    William married Jean Hurst 26 Dec 1739, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia. Jean (daughter of Ebenezer Hurst and Amy Campbell) was born ~ 1728, Frederick County, Virginia; died POST 1756, Frederick County, Virginia. [Group Sheet]


  20. 157.  Jean Hurst was born ~ 1728, Frederick County, Virginia (daughter of Ebenezer Hurst and Amy Campbell); died POST 1756, Frederick County, Virginia.

    Notes:

    Posted By: Charlotte Smith
    Email:
    Subject: Hursts in Stafford Co., VA 1739-1757
    Post Date: October 30, 1998 at 15:15:29
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/hurst/messages/384.html
    Forum: Hurst Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/hurst/


    Overwarton Parish, Stafford Co., VA records have the folowing Hursts. I am looking for source records to tie these Hurst families together. I have seen many different genealogical variations done on these families. If you can help please contact me at: bwsmith@garlic.com
    Marriages:

    Jean Hurst married William Bethel 26 Dec 1739
    Henry Hurst married Ann Pyke 20 Mar 1750
    James Hurst married Rosannah Jones 21 Apr 1751
    Mary Hurst married Owen Winfield 26 Nov 1748

    Births:

    children of Thomas Hurst
    Absolum Hurst b.15 May 1750

    children of Mary
    Landen Hurst b.25 July 1741
    Nathaniel Hurst b.6 June 1744

    children of Thomas and Mary
    Priscilla Hurst b.21 June 1745
    Hanny Hust b.24 Jan 1748
    James Hurst b.13 Nov 1740
    James Hurst b.19 Mar 1757

    children of Henry
    Nancy Hurst b.20 Apr 1751

    children of James and Rosamond (sic)
    Elizabeth Hurst b.10 Jan 1752
    Henry Hurst b.3 Dec 1753

    Deaths:
    John Hurst died 6 Dec 1747





    Children:
    1. Elizabeth Bethell was born Bef 26 May 1740; died 7 May 1827.
    2. Peggy Bethel was born 30 Nov 1741; died 27 Jan 1822.
    3. John Bethell was born 23 Jun 1744; died 0___ 1804.
    4. William Bethel was born 19 Feb 1749, (Stafford County) Virginia; died 30 Aug 1804.
    5. Samuel Bethel was born 9 Feb 1749, (Stafford County) Virginia; died 0___ 1806.
    6. 78. Sampson Bethell was born 19 Jul 1750, Frederick County, Virginia; died 10 Feb 1806, Smith County, Tennessee; was buried Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

  21. 158.  Isaac Thornton Cantrell was born 27 Jan 1729, New Castle County, Delaware (son of Joseph C. Cantrell and Catherine LNU); died 23 Aug 1805, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Religion: Primitive Baptist Elder

    Notes:

    IBirth: Jan. 27, 1729
    New Castle County
    Delaware, USA
    Death: Aug. 23, 1805
    Chesnee
    Spartanburg County
    South Carolina, USA

    Isaac Cantrell was the son of Joseph and Catharina Cantrell of Wilmington, New Castle Co., DE. He was the pastor of the Buck Creek Baptist Church from 1796-1799. He is probably buried in the Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with a field stone marker. He was the husband of 3 wives: Talitha, Elizabeth, and Mary and the father of 25 children.


    Family links:
    Parents:
    Joseph Cantrell (1695 - 1755)
    Catherine Cantrell (1697 - 1755)

    Spouses:
    Talitha Cloud Cantrell (1729 - 1768)
    Elizabeth Cantrell (1731 - 1768)
    Mary Linder Cantrell (1755 - 1844)*

    Children:
    Jacob Cantrell (1752 - 1813)*
    Robert Cantrell (1753 - 1787)*
    Mary Cantrell Bethel (1754 - 1820)*
    Thomas Cantrell (1755 - 1833)*
    Reuben Cantrell (1757 - 1808)*
    Elijah Cantrell (1758 - ____)*
    Charles Cantrell (1759 - 1835)*
    Elizabeth Cantrell Cantrell (1761 - 1832)*
    Isaac Cantrell (1763 - ____)*
    Richard Cantrell (1764 - ____)*
    John Cantrell (1765 - 1826)*
    James Cantrell (1767 - 1838)*
    Benjamin Cantrell (1768 - 1846)*
    Sarah Cantrell Pirkle (1769 - 1819)*
    Daniel Cantrell (1770 - 1841)*
    Peter Cantrell (1772 - 1848)*
    unknown Cantrell Pirtle (1773 - ____)*
    Abraham Cantrell (1774 - 1858)*
    Nimrod Cantrell (1780 - ____)*
    Mark Cantrell (1782 - ____)*
    Caleb Cantrell (1785 - 1851)*
    Lanceford Cantrell (1787 - ____)*
    Enoch Cantrell (1789 - 1844)*

    Siblings:
    Hannah Cantrell (1720 - ____)*
    John Cantrell (1724 - 1803)*
    Joseph Cantrell (1726 - 1804)*
    Zebulon Cantrell (1728 - 1765)*
    Isaac Cantrell (1729 - 1805)

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
    Chesnee
    Spartanburg County
    South Carolina, USA

    Created by: jcq
    Record added: Nov 09, 2008
    Find A Grave Memorial# 31250529

    end of profile

    Following information from notes compiled through the CantrellCousin Project.......... First, NOTES from Warren G. Cantrell ..........

    "One of Isaac's descendants stated in 1928 that Isaac married first, Talitha Cloud, and that she was a granddaughter of William Cloud, of County of Wilts, England, who bought 500 acres of land from William Penn, came over in 1682, landed at Philadelphia, and after tarrying awhile in or near that city went far into the woods, settling at length, in what is now the town of Concord, in Delaware County, PA. His house was just across the state line from New Castle Co. As the eldest child of Isaac was born in 1751, we can assume that the marriage was about 1750 and it would indicate that if Talitha was a Cloud, then her parents had also lived in the big valley of VA.
    We know that Isaac became an ordained Minister of the Baptist Church. There is no doubt that the last 60 years of Isaac and John Cantrell's lives, they devoted much of their energy to God's work and they became part of God's design for America. Hundreds of descendants have followed in their footsteps."

    Isaac is first located in the county records of Old Orange Co., NC 14 Dec. 1756, when he purchased 200 acres of land from the Earl of Granville and the deed was witnessed by Wm. Churton. In the Caswell Co. land grants, we find where Isaac was granted 202 acres of land on a ridge between the waters of County Line Creek and Jordon Creek. He sold this same land to his brother, John, 13 March 1759, and the sale was witnessed by James Watson. On the 10th of Nov. 1761, he purchased 280 acres of land from Robert Cate, Sr. and the deed was witnessed by Robert Cate, Jr. A purchase of 115 acres on the Northeast side of Haw River below Collins Creek is recorded 30 July 1760 in Caswell Co. land records and 13 Aug. 1765 in Orange Co., as a purchase from the Earl of Granville.

    On the 26th of April 1768, he sold 300 acres to Henry Pickett Jr. and the deed was witnessed by Thomas Cate. In the Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Orange Co. in the Province of No. Carolina, Court of Aug. 1764 at Childsburg which was then the name of the county seat, changed to Hillsboro in 1766, Isaac was appointed to a Grand Jury that was called and sworn. In the same Court, Isaac and other neighbors were appointed to a Road Jury to lay out a road to Tinnigs Mill, thense to Crow's Ford, thense to Cape Fare Road and to make a report to next Court.

    A church, Wolf Island Primitive Baptist Church, was formed by Isaac Cantrell and he was pastor of the Church for over twenty years. The Rockingham County Court Minutes indicate that the Church was locally known as "Cantrell's Meeting House" as early as 1785 and as late as 1807. It is noted that the first known pastors of Wolf Island Church owned and lived on the same farm. The land was first owned by Isaac Cantrell who sold the property to Clement Whittemore in 1798. In 1803 Whittemore sold the land to Thomas Moore, who deeded part of the farm to his son-in-law Robert Shreve in 1831. Robert Shreve was a step-son of Robert Cantrell, grandson of Isaac Cantrell. There are many purchases, sales and witnesses of deeds by Isaac Cantrell until he migrated to the old 96th District of SC.

    end of comment

    Isaac Cantrell Estate Papers--File 736, Spartanburg County, S.C. & Court of Common Pleas, Judgement Roll #302

    According to Annette Pirkle Starr, Isaac Cantrell died in Spartanburg SC and left a will dated Aug.23, 1805. She also stated that he had (at least rwp) two wives, Talitha CLOUD and Mary LINDER. Mary is shown as the widow in the following documents. John Pirtle, George Purtle, Sarah Pirtle, and Isaac Pirtle- "grandson of the said Isaac Cantrell" attended the proceedings. It's likely that John Pirtle is John Pirkle of Rockingham Co. NC, George - John's son. Sarah Pirtle is probably John's daughter-in-law, Sarah Cantrell Pirkle, wife of William Sr., in attendance with her son, Isaac K. Isaac Cantrell was born about 1733 according to Lawrence Bankston's testimony ,"He was about 72 years old."
    Rex W. Pirkle, 103 Twining, Denison TX, 75020
    rpirkle@texoma.net

    Isaac Cantrell Estate Papers--File 736, Spartanburg County, S.C. 17th February of 1806.

    Court of Ordinary met at Spartanburg Court House to try the protest of Peter Cantrell of Isaac Cantrell will as requested--the same to be proven in due form of Law.

    1. James Ezell and John Pirtle desposed that they signed the will of Isaac Cantrell at the testators request in his presence. They did not see him sign the Will nor did they sign at the same time.


    2. Lawrence Bankston He knoweth the testator about 50 years, The dec’d had a ver bad pain in his head & he the dec’d told him he thought it made him dull. He was about 72 years old. He done little by business but trusted to his wife or generally asked his wife, when a person came to settle, if it was not so and so.


    3. Isaac Young deposeth he was not in his riight senses in regard to the Church, He never agreed to anything to as to stand to it.



    4. Esq._____Turner

    He knew him for 10 years and did not think he was in proper senses. He only knew him in the Church and thought him childish in that respect and that it was common talk in the neighborhood that he was
    in his dotage, that he lay on a sick bed 2 years ond one month before he died.

    5. Capt. J. Turner

    deposeth he very often saw him and thought he was possessed of as strong a mind as the nature of his infirmanent and age would admit. The dec’d asked him to be Executor and he refused because
    the children were not all equal.

    6. John Pirtle,

    cross examined deposeth that about 14 years ago he thought was out of his senses but at the time he signed the will he was in his proper senses.

    7. James Ezell,

    cross examined says he was in his proper mind when he signed as a witness

    8. Rev. John Bankston

    He had known the dec’d from a boy. He Drew the Will contested. He signed his name as a witness and was named an Executor.. He requested the deceased to take his name out as an Executor. That he did believe that he was of disposing mind and memory, at least it was so to the last he knew and he thinks this to be same.

    9. William Garrot

    Deposeth he the dec’d was of a right mind and could do his business. That he was an industrious man, never kept an overseer and he thinks he directed his farm and he thinks he was in his proper mind. Some years ago he did not seem submissive to the church and he thought he might not be right.

    (Conclusion of protest Inquiry)

    Decided:

    That the Will as far as respects the personal property is valid and sufficiently proved. But it is not sufficient to convey the landed property.

    This 5th day of March, 1806 signed/ Gabriel Bumpap, ORD

    Cost; Surveying and examining of 8 witnesses 4 P
    6 citations and recording 15 P
    Decree 14

    end of comment

    Court of Common Pleas, Judgement Roll #302

    State of South Carolina
    Spartanburg District In Common Pleas
    To ______ __________ Alexander Cunningham, William Abbot, Mathew Abbott, & Leonard Adcock, Esq.


    Whereas Mary Cantrell & George Purtle Executors of the Last Will & testament of Isaac Cantrell deceased -- were summoned in our court of Common Pleas- before the Justices thereof-at Spartanburg Court House- to answer to Peter Cantrell - one of the sons and heirs of the said Isaac Cantrell deceased - in a pleas whereof - whereas the said

    Peter Cantrell,
    Mary Cantrell
    John Cantrell
    Enoch Cantrell
    Abraham Cantrell
    Elijah Cantrell
    Jacob Cantrell
    Richard Cantrell
    Sarah Pirtle
    Caleb Cantrell
    Nimrod Cantrell
    Mark Cantrell
    Daniel Cantrell
    Isaac Cantrell
    Benjaman Cantrell
    Charles Cantrell
    Reuben Cantrell
    Thomas Cantrell
    Lanceford Cantrell
    Isaac Pirtle, grandson of the said Isaac Cantrell deceased-hold together and undivided tract or several tracts of land

    To Wit;

    One tract of land originally granted to Reuben Dickson containing four hundred & twenty six acres on both sides of Pacolet river beginning at a black gum north side of the river running east on John
    Bankston’s line twenty-one chains to a pine thence south twenty chains to a birch on the river bank______crossing the river sixteen chains to a black jack thence south 20______twenty chains to a pine- thence north eighty______six chains to a pine on Edward Stubblefields line thence northwest on said line fifty chains to a chestnut on said river thence with the meandering of the waters to the first______., and another tract of land containing one hundred & thirty four acres orignally granted to Lawrence Bankston on the 7th of January 1799 on a branch of Pacolet River beginning at a black jack-running N.W. 80 to a post oak thence S. 35 chains to ______, thence south 18 chains to a pine thence North *0, East 25 chains to a black oak thence along said Cantrell’s line to the first station.

    And the said Peter, have desired Partition therof to be made between them- according to the form of the statue in such cases made and provided and permit not the same to be done unjustly or contrary to the statute aforesaid- and the said parties appearing in our said court before the Justices foresaid at the Spartanburg Court House_______the second Monday after the fourth Monday in October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seven -- the said defendents freely consentive that Partition should be made between them-whereupon it was considered by our said before the Justices aforesaid--of Spartanburg aforesaid, that Partion should be made between them of the premises with the appurtenances- Therefore we command you that you go in your proper persons to the premises and there in the presence of the _______by you to be forwarded if they should be willing to be present the premises with the appurtenances respect being had to the true value thereof---- you cause to be divided and laid out in the following manner (to wit)

    One-third part of the premises aforesaid you cause to be laid out, delivered and assigned to the said Mary Cantrell as her right of inheritance to the said Isaac Cantrell dec’d- and the remaining part of the premises to be divided into nineteen equal parts-(or else the value thereof) you cause the divided and assigned to each of the heirs of the said Isaac Cantrell dec’d -- one nineteenth part thereof to be holden in severatly(?)- so that neither of the said heirs may have more than respectively belongs to them and that that partition so openly & ____ made you have before our said Court the second Monday after the fourth Monday in March next & have then and there this writ.

    Witness the Honorable J.F. Grimke, Esq. 2nd Monday after 4th Monday in October 1807.

    March 25th, 1808

    In pursuance of a writ of petition of the lands and premises of Isaac Cantrell, dec’d, between the widow of the said deceased and his several heirs- To us direct from the Court of Common Pleas held at Spartanburg Court House on the 2nd Monday of the fourth Monday in October last we, William Abbott, Mathew Abbott, Alexander Cunningham, and Leonard Adcock, hath personally met on the land and premises which did belong to the said Isaac Cantrell, Deceased, and after being duly sworn proceeded as follows:

    To Wit.

    That 862 acres of land shown unto us and after duly inspecting said land, we appraised it to 650 dollars and 50 cents. Also we adjudged that Mary Cantrell, the widow of Isaac Cantrell, Dec’d that she shall have 200 acres of land laid out to her beginning 10 rods above the upper corner of her fance on the River thence running south _______by running with the old origiinal grant to Reuben Dixon from States office and the balance of the said being 662 acres of land _____ upon a credit of twelve months to be sold for the use of the said Isaac Cantrell’s heirs. Adjudged by us from the time _____ _____ the day and date above

    written, signed/

    Leonard Adcock
    Alexander Cunningham
    William W. Abbott
    Mathew Abobott

    end of comment

    Rev. Issac Cantrell NEVER had the Middle name of Throton! He was NEVER married to anyone named Talitha Cloud.. Has been documented that he was ONLY married twice. and ONLY had 19 chidren by between his TWO wives.

    Mrs. Donna L. Oglesby (#47096719)

    Donna Oglesby (dloglesby57@yahoo.com)

    end of comment

    Birth:
    formerly New Castle Co., PA

    Religion:
    Primitive Baptists, are also known as Hard Shell Baptists, Anti-Mission Baptists, or Old School Baptists. The adjective, "Primitive", in the name has the sense of "original".

    While living in New Castle County, Joseph's son, Isaac Cantrell, became associated with the Welsh Tract Baptist Church located at the foot of Iron Hill, in Pencader Hundred. It is the oldest Primitive Baptist church in America, and Isaac was probably licensed to preach by this group. As the Church was composed of Welsh People, the preaching for about one hundred years was in the Welsh language. Isaac’s mother, Catharina, was more than likely of Swedish parentage, but we know for certain that his grandmother, Dorothy Jones, was born in Wales. The Welsh language is not just a dialect of English; it is a language with an older pedigree, and a distinct one. Isaac Cantrell would have to have been fluent in the Welsh language to have been a member of this church in the 1700s.

    Isaac married Talitha Cloud Abt 1750, Rockingham County, North Carolina. Talitha (daughter of Jeremiah Cloud, The Immigrant and Elizabeth Ann Bailey) was born 0Sep 1731, New Castle County, Delaware; died 0___ 1768, Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina; was buried Wolf Island Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  22. 159.  Talitha Cloud was born 0Sep 1731, New Castle County, Delaware (daughter of Jeremiah Cloud, The Immigrant and Elizabeth Ann Bailey); died 0___ 1768, Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina; was buried Wolf Island Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Nancy Talitha Cloud
    • Birth: 0___ 1729, Concardville, Delaware County, Pennsylvania

    Notes:

    Talitha was the first wife of Isaac Cantrell (1733-1805) who formed the Wolf Island Primitive Baptist Church in 1777 and was its pastor for over 20 years. The church was first known as "Cantrell's Meeting House".

    Isaac's first wife...Tommy Webb
    Cited as great-granddaughter of William Cloud..."Bethells..",p. 131

    http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1694344&id=I1772

    Source for "Talitha....." First Cantrell Reunion, Dallas, Texas, Sept. 16, 1995., Reta Evans and Travis Morris attended the First Cantrell reunion held in Dallas, Texas. Warren G. Cantrell has been tracing this family for approx. 40 years and he has not been able to prove the name of Isaac Cantrell's first wife. All present agreed that Talitha Cloud as his first wife has not been proven.

    Following information from notes compiled through the CantrellCousin Project.......... First, NOTES from Warren G. Cantrell ..........

    "One of Isaac's descendants stated in 1928 that Isaac married first, Talitha Cloud, and that she was a granddaughter of William Cloud, of County of Wilts, England, who bought 500 acres of land from William Penn, came over in 1682, landed at Philadelphia, and after tarrying awhile in or near that city went far into the woods, settling at length, in what is now the town of Concord, in Delaware County, PA. His house was just across the state line from New Castle Co. As the eldest child of Isaac was born in 1751, we can assume that the marriage was about 1750 and it would indicate that if Talitha was a Cloud, then her parents had also lived in the big valley of VA.

    We know that Isaac became an ordained Minister of the Baptist Church. There is no doubt that the last 60 years of Isaac and John Cantrell's lives, they devoted much of their energy to God's work and they became part of God's design for America. Hundreds of descendants have followed in their footsteps."

    Children:
    1. Jacob Cantrell was born 0___ 1752, Virginia; died 0___ 1814, Rockingham County, North Carolina; was buried Wolf Island Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina.
    2. Robert Cantrell was born 0___ 1753, Commonwealth of Virginia; died 0___ 1787, Rockingham County, North Carolina; was buried Wolf Island Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina.
    3. 79. Mary Cantrell was born 4 Dec 1754, New Castle County, Delaware; died 0___ 1820, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    4. Thomas Cantrell was born 0___ 1755, Shenandoah Valley, Commonwealth of Virginia; died 0___ 1833, Indiana.
    5. Reuben Cantrell was born 0___ 1757, Orange County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1808, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    6. Elijah Cantrell was born 0___ 1758, Orange County, North Carolina; died Rockingham County, North Carolina; was buried Wolf Island Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina.
    7. Charles Cantrell was born 0___ 1759, Orange County, North Carolina; died 0Oct 1835, Georgia.
    8. Elizabeth Cantrell was born 0___ 1761, Orange County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1832, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    9. Isaac Cantrell, Jr. was born 0___ 1763, Orange County, North Carolina; died Bef 1830, Gibson County, Tennessee.
    10. Richard G. Cantrell was born 0___ 1764, Orange County, North Carolina; died Abt 1825, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Old Bildad Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    11. John Cantrell was born 0___ 1765, Guilford County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1826, Gibson County, Tennessee.
    12. James Cantrell was born 0___ 1767, Orange County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1838, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried Williams Cemetery #1, Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

  23. 192.  FNU O'Sheal was born (1600-1650), Ireland.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: The O'Sheal Progenitor

    FNU — unnamed spouse. [Group Sheet]


  24. 193.  unnamed spouse
    Children:
    1. 96. (Thomas Henesy) was born (1650-1658), Ireland; died (Maryland).
    2. John O'Sheal was born 0___ 1660, England; died 0Apr 1736, Greater London, Middlesex, England; was buried 13 Apr 1736, Saint Martin-in-the-Fields Churchyard, Westminister, London, England.
    3. Donnie Lynn O'Shields
    4. Robert C. O'Shields
    5. John Michael Shiels
    6. Dermot Stephen Shields
    7. Ray Chumley
    8. Glenn Aiken O'Sheal
    9. Fred Schouten
    10. Marie Shields
    11. Francis Xavier Shields
    12. Barbara Tegart

  25. 200.  Joseph Wilsher was born 0___ 1660, England.

    Notes:

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    Joseph married unnamed spouse (England). [Group Sheet]


  26. 201.  unnamed spouse
    Children:
    1. 100. Benjamin Wilsher was born 1700-1715, Amherst County, Virginia, British Colonies of America; died 5 May 1777, (Amherst County, Virginia, British Colonies of America).