Samuel Tildon Byars

Male 1930 - 2004  (73 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Samuel Tildon Byars was born 31 Aug 1930, Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas (son of Tildon Pierce Byars and Annie Norene Wilhite); died 9 Jan 2004, Wichita County, Kansas; was buried Ninnescah Cemetery, Udall, Cowley County, Kansas.

    Notes:

    Birth: Aug. 31, 1930
    Death: Jan. 9, 2004
    Wichita County
    Kansas, USA

    Age 73

    Burial:
    Ninnescah Cemetery
    Udall
    Cowley County
    Kansas, USA

    Created by: Oz
    Record added: Jan 12, 2004
    Find A Grave Memorial# 8271537

    end

    Samuel married Lawana Ruth Grant [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Dione Kay Byars

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Tildon Pierce ByarsTildon Pierce Byars was born 7 May 1906, Greer County, Oklahoma (son of William Hampton "Billy" Byars and Minnie Lou Barnes); died 4 Jan 1976, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California; was buried 8 Jan 1976, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California.

    Tildon married Annie Norene Wilhite 13 Apr 1926, Mangum, Greer County, Oklahoma. Annie was born 14 Dec 1905, Russell, Greer County, Oklahoma. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Annie Norene WilhiteAnnie Norene Wilhite was born 14 Dec 1905, Russell, Greer County, Oklahoma.
    Children:
    1. Bobbie Levirl Byars was born 19 Jun 1927, Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas; died 14 Jan 2011; was buried Friendship Cemetery, Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas.
    2. Billy Dean Byars was born 20 Feb 1929, Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas; died 26 May 1993, Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas; was buried 28 May 1993, Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas.
    3. 1. Samuel Tildon Byars was born 31 Aug 1930, Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas; died 9 Jan 2004, Wichita County, Kansas; was buried Ninnescah Cemetery, Udall, Cowley County, Kansas.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  William Hampton "Billy" ByarsWilliam Hampton "Billy" Byars was born 21 Oct 1880, Warren County, Tennessee (son of Franklin Pierce "Frank" Byars and Charlotte Blaine Cantrell); died 4 Aug 1941, Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas; was buried Bluff Cemetery, Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: William H. Byars

    Notes:

    Birth: 1880
    Death: 1941


    Family links:
    Spouse:
    Minnie Lou Barnes Byars (1887 - 1967)

    Children:
    William Leo Byars (1914 - 1971)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Inscription:
    THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD

    FATHER

    Burial:
    Bluff Cemetery
    Springdale
    Washington County
    Arkansas, USA
    Plot: Addition:Rugel #1;Section:10;Plot:S 1/4 E 1/2

    Created by: Freda
    Record added: Jun 18, 2008
    Find A Grave Memorial# 27648212

    end

    William married Minnie Lou Barnes 25 Oct 1903, Warren County, Tennessee. Minnie (daughter of Charles Barnes and Rachel Jane "Babe" Gillentine) was born 17 Feb 1887, Warren County, Tennessee; died 17 Jan 1967, Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas; was buried Bluff Cemetery, Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Minnie Lou BarnesMinnie Lou Barnes was born 17 Feb 1887, Warren County, Tennessee (daughter of Charles Barnes and Rachel Jane "Babe" Gillentine); died 17 Jan 1967, Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas; was buried Bluff Cemetery, Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas.
    Children:
    1. Charles Golden Byars was born 8 Oct 1904, Warren County, Tennessee; died 30 Mar 1905, Mangum, Greer County, Oklahoma; was buried Riverside Cemetery, Mangum, Greer County, Oklahoma.
    2. 2. Tildon Pierce Byars was born 7 May 1906, Greer County, Oklahoma; died 4 Jan 1976, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California; was buried 8 Jan 1976, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California.
    3. Bonnie Lee Byars was born 16 Aug 1911, Mangum, Greer County, Oklahoma; died 28 May 2007; was buried Bluff Cemetery, Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas.
    4. William Leo "Leo" Byars was born 14 Feb 1914, Read, Greer County, Oklahoma; died 29 Nov 1971, Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas; was buried Friendship Cemetery, Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas.
    5. Belva Lorraine Byars was born 19 Oct 1919, Mangum, Greer County, Oklahoma; died 17 Jun 2014, Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas; was buried Fayetteville National Cemetery, Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas.
    6. Leb Eugene "Lebby Gene" Byars was born 11 May 1924, Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas; died 22 Jan 1960, Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas; was buried Bluff Cemetery, Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Franklin Pierce "Frank" ByarsFranklin Pierce "Frank" Byars was born 4 Apr 1852, Warren County, Tennessee (son of Nathan Byars and Nancy Hand); died 21 Mar 1936, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Byars Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer & merchant

    Franklin married Charlotte Blaine Cantrell 12 Mar 1874, DeKalb County, Tennessee. Charlotte (daughter of William Riley "Bill Flat" Cantrell and Constance Maud "Connie" Magness) was born 4 Nov 1857, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 12 Jul 1889, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Byars Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Charlotte Blaine CantrellCharlotte Blaine Cantrell was born 4 Nov 1857, DeKalb County, Tennessee (daughter of William Riley "Bill Flat" Cantrell and Constance Maud "Connie" Magness); died 12 Jul 1889, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Byars Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Died:
    of malarial fever...

    Notes:

    Married:
    ,by Isaac Denton,M.G.

    Children:
    1. Stonewall Jackson "Jackson" Byars was born 16 Feb 1875, Warren County, Tennessee; died 19 Jul 1949, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. Samuel Tilden "Tilden" Byars was born 0___ 1877, Warren County, Tennessee; died 0Sep 1930, Coeur D'Alene, Kootenai County, Idaho.
    3. Levander Byars was born 0___ 1879, Warren County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1879, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Byars Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    4. 4. William Hampton "Billy" Byars was born 21 Oct 1880, Warren County, Tennessee; died 4 Aug 1941, Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas; was buried Bluff Cemetery, Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas.
    5. Nathan Asbury Byars was born 28 Mar 1883, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 8 Sep 1958, Martinez, Contra Costa County, California; was buried Memory Gardens Cemetery,Concord,Contra Costa Co.,CA.
    6. Calpurnia "Purnie" Byars was born 21 Mar 1885, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 2 Mar 1951, Mangum, Greer County, Oklahoma; was buried Riverside Cemetery, Mangum, Greer County, Oklahoma.
    7. Charlotte Blaine Byars was born 5 Mar 1887, Warren County, Tennessee; died 9 Mar 1964, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Salem Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

  3. 10.  Charles Barnes was born 14 Mar 1855, Warren County, Tennessee (son of Elizabeth Ann "Betsey" Barnes); died 2 Nov 1911, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Charles married Rachel Jane "Babe" Gillentine 6 Jun 1873, Warren County, Tennessee. Rachel (daughter of Micajah Terry "Cager T." Gillentine and Nancy Amanda Hennessee) was born 10 Dec 1849, Van Buren County, Tennessee; died 20 Mar 1903, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Rachel Jane "Babe" GillentineRachel Jane "Babe" Gillentine was born 10 Dec 1849, Van Buren County, Tennessee (daughter of Micajah Terry "Cager T." Gillentine and Nancy Amanda Hennessee); died 20 Mar 1903, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Died:
    by suicide...

    Notes:

    Married:
    by W.W.Ware, JP

    Children:
    1. George Washington Barnes was born 31 Jul 1871, Warren County, Tennessee; died 30 Oct 1930, Mangum, Greer County, Oklahoma.
    2. Robert Roy "Rob" Barnes was born 7 Mar 1876, Warren County, Tennessee; died 4 Mar 1923, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. Nancy Ann Barnes was born 0Jan 1884, Warren County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1921, Mangum, Greer County, Oklahoma; was buried White Flat Cemetery, Mangum, Greer County, Oklahoma.
    4. 5. Minnie Lou Barnes was born 17 Feb 1887, Warren County, Tennessee; died 17 Jan 1967, Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas; was buried Bluff Cemetery, Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas.


Generation: 5

  1. 16.  Nathan ByarsNathan Byars was born 27 Dec 1808, Warren County, Tennessee (son of Burgess Harrelson "Harrel" Byars and Jane "Jennie" Gill); died 12 Jan 1894, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Byars Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer
    • Military: CSA Veteran

    Notes:

    Listed as an administrator with James Webb for Thomas Titsworth estate, August 7, 1857, Warren Co. Wills & Inventories.

    CSA Private, Company "D", Warren Co.

    Nathan married Nancy Hand ~ 1831, Warren County, Tennessee. Nancy (daughter of Samuel James Hand and Mary Campbell) was born 25 Mar 1812, (Warren County) Tennessee; died 9 Sep 1887, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Byars Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 17.  Nancy HandNancy Hand was born 25 Mar 1812, (Warren County) Tennessee (daughter of Samuel James Hand and Mary Campbell); died 9 Sep 1887, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Byars Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    From the "The Southern Standard", Saturday, September 17, 1887:

    "Mrs. Nancy Byars, who had lived to an old age and had been a constant sufferer for a number of years, was released from her suffering here on Friday evening, Sept. 9th, 1887. She died in the faith, as she had for a number of years been a faithful member of the Baptist church, and while she is dead and her body confimed to the tomb, she yet speaketh, "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord," yea sayeth the Spirit, they shall rest from their labors and their works shall follow them. She was the mother of a large family of children who are all grown. Some of them are in Texas and will in sadness listen to the story of the death of mother."

    BYARS, NANCY (1812 - 1887)
    Mrs. Nancy Byars, who had lived to an old age and had been a constant sufferer for a number of years, was released from her suffering here on Friday evening, Sept. 9th. She died in the faith, as she had for a number of years been a faithful member of the Baptist church, and while she is dead, and her body confined to the tomb, she yet speaketh, "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord," yea sayeth the Spirit, they shall rest from their labors and their works shall follow them. She was the mother of a large family of children who are all grown. Some of them are in Texas, and will in sadness listen to the story of the death of mother.

    Southern Standard, Saturday September 17, 1887 Dibrell News
    [Contributor: Kristi Sebring, 2000] (Note: Nancy HAND BYARS, March 25, 1812 - Sept. 9, 1887, wife of Nathan BYARS, daughter of Samual HAND and Mary CAMPBELL. Kristi Sebring.)

    Children:
    1. Martha W. Byars was born 0___ 1831, Warren County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1905, Tennessee.
    2. Samuel Hand Byars was born 29 Aug 1832, Warren County, Tennessee; died 1 Sep 1905, Mangum, Greer County, Oklahoma; was buried Riverside Cemetery, Mangum, Greer County, Oklahoma.
    3. Drucilla Harrellson "Drusie" Byars was born 28 Oct 1835, Warren County, Tennessee; died 19 Mar 1909, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Evans Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    4. Harrel Byars was born 0___ 1837, Warren County, Tennessee; died 1861-1865, Warren County, Tennessee.
    5. Sarah Mary "Mary" Byars was born 15 Jun 1840, Warren County, Tennessee; died 5 Dec 1909, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Salem Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    6. Jane Byars was born 0___ 1841, Warren County, Tennessee; died 19 Aug 1908, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Byars Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    7. John Lanier Byars was born 10 Nov 1845, Warren County, Tennessee; died 13 Mar 1901, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Concord Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    8. James Byars was born ~ 1846, Tennessee.
    9. Ozias Denton "Dent" Byars was born 5 Apr 1848, Warren County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1896, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Byars Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    10. Joseph Gill "Joe" Byars was born 1 Oct 1849, Salem Community, Warren County, Tennessee; died 6 Dec 1913, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Salem Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    11. 8. Franklin Pierce "Frank" Byars was born 4 Apr 1852, Warren County, Tennessee; died 21 Mar 1936, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Byars Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

  3. 18.  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]


  4. 19.  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.

    ------

    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."

    ------

    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. 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. 9. 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.

  5. 21.  Elizabeth Ann "Betsey" Barnes was born 13 Sep 1831, (Van Buren County) Tennessee (daughter of Thomas Barnes and Hannah Martin).
    Children:
    1. 10. Charles Barnes was born 14 Mar 1855, Warren County, Tennessee; died 2 Nov 1911, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.

  6. 22.  Micajah Terry "Cager T." GillentineMicajah Terry "Cager T." Gillentine was born 8 Mar 1821, White County, Tennessee (son of John "Squire John" Gillentine and Mary "Polly" Martin); died 8 Feb 1905, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Farmer, Merchant
    • Census Name: M T Gilentine
    • Census Name: Micayah Gillentine
    • Military: "Texas Rangers"

    Notes:

    Served with the "Texas Rangers", 1862-65, under command of Capt. Salmon. See pension application.

    Was 5'6", fair complexion, black eyes, auburn hair.

    Fought against the Indians. Afterwards, lived in Stephensville, Texas until about 1890 and then moved to Eldorado, Oklahoma, where he was a merchant.

    Signed his application with "X". Application was refused because reviewer felt applicant was in a Confederate Regiment rather than in the Indian Wars.

    *

    more...

    From:
    To:
    Subject: My Turner/Gillentine line
    Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2002 3:07 AM

    In a message dated 08/25/2002 6:09:43 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
    schoolstuff@worldnet.att.net writes:


    Have attached the first two generations of the progenitor, Thomas, Sr. Maybe


    1. OPPS! David, there are no files attached and no data included on Thomas, Sr. I'm sure there will be new info. Would you please resend them?

    Sue


    Hi David,

    2. Thank you for the response. I surely wasn't trying to criticize you. I've just seen some of the Wiseman info about my family that is 100% wrong. And it's in print and is quoted. Like my grandfather's name: "Thacker Millard Turner." Then it says he was called "Thackery." That is absolutely a "Never happened." He was called "Old Thack" because my uncle was Thacker, Jr. There are people that I write to that accept the Wiseman book as gospel and the researchers as faultless. However, no one in my family was contacted regarding the book. The researchers surely did their best, but the errors frustrate me--especially when I see them on websites and I cannot get the people to correct them because they have the Wiseman book.

    On pg. 265 of the Wiseman Family and Allied Lines, it reads,

    "Thackery M. Turner b. 16 Nov 1890. [Thacker Millard Turner--birth date is OK.] It continues, "Grace A. Turner [Grace HELEN Turner]. They were married on the 25th of Nov 1914--not the 24th.

    As for the children of Micajah Terry Gillentine and Nancy Amanda Hennessee:

    1. Elizabeth Melvina AKA "Sis" b. 1844/5 + Audley Wiseman

    2. John Parker b. 2 Nov 1846 + Sarah Jane Richards--I correspond with a direct descendant of this line and have a xerox box full of documentation

    3. Harriet Melvina b. ca 1846-- I also have that she married 1 Jul 1863 in Warren Co., TN, but I don't know to whom.

    4. Rachel Jane b. 10 Dec 1849 married Charles Barnes, s/o Shoot "Esquire" Hillis and Elizabeth Ann "Betsey" Barnes. This is were Barnes's cousins actually stop speaking to each other. Please don't quote me about this.

    5. Martha Ann b. 10 Dec 1852 + Andrew Jackson Hennessee--her first cousin

    6. Mary Naomi b. 23 Mar 1855 + George Washington Wiseman

    7. Nancy Elizabeth b. 4 Jul 1857 who married first on 5 May 1877 to Patrick Moore Barnes, 9 years her senior. Patrick is the s/o John B. Barnes and Nancy Vickers. This must have been a very unhappy marriage for Nanny and she married my great-grandfather Thomas Elliott Turner. I have photos of both of them when they were young and I have never seen a more beautiful woman or handsome man. It must have been love at first sight.

    8. Thomas S. b. 2 Jan 1860 + Phoebe Earls

    9. William Mortimer "Mort" b. 1861 + Maxine Jane "Maxie" Martin.

    10. Margaret b. 26 Oct 1862 + James Irving "Tuck" Hillis. One of my Gillentine cousins is also a Hillis and a wonderful source of Hillis information.

    11. Samantha b. 26 Aug 1863 + William Clayborn Jennings.

    Back to the errors in the Wiseman book about my Grandfather Thacker Millard Turner's siblings:

    Children of Nancy Elizabeth Gillentine + Thomas Elliott Turner

    1. Nancy Lee Turner b. 1880 before my grandparents married and died in 1881. My 2nd great-grandparents, Micajah Terry Gillentine and Nancy Amanda Hennessee did not attend the child's funeral and this broke my great-grandmother's heart.

    2. Octa Lou Turner b. 20 Apr 1882 + Richard Newton "Newt" Buckley

    3. Kitty Ann Turner b. 10 Feb 1883 who married in 1904 to Orville Edwin Bunger b. 18 Dec 1887. My Uncle Orville is my Grandmother Grace Helen Bunger's brother. Three Turner's married three Bunger's. At one time, five Bunger's were engaged to 5 Turner's, but two of the engagements were broken.

    4. Henry Terry Lee Turner b. 1 Dec 1887 + Jim Belle Fasher  

    5. Essie Pearl Turner 11 Jan 1889 married in 1910 to Evart Lynn Bunger b. 4 Dec 1880. Please note the spelling of my Uncle Evart's first name. This is the second Turner-Bunger marriage.

    6. Thacker Millard Turner b. 16 Nov 1890 + Grace Helen Bunger b. 21 Aug 1888. This is the third Turner-Bunger marriage and these are my grandparents.

    7. Mary Jane "Mollie" Turner b. 14 Feb 1893 + Raymond Lewis Whatley

    8. Helen Victoria Turner b. 19 Aug 1895 + Ernest Clifton Reeves. [two e's in Reeves]

    9. Franklin Claudius [not Cloud!] Turner b. 20 Feb 1898 m. Fanny May "Major" Anderson.

    Well, this is good for today. I did write to Francis Gill who wrote another Gillentine book and my immediate family in that book is in error. I'm terrified when I put my info on disks for distribution that I'll have people pulling out their hair from my mistakes. At least there should be some good points to begin conversations.

    Thanks again for sharing info. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    : )

    Sue

    Military:
    Served with the "Texas Rangers", 1862-65, under command of Capt. Salmon. See pension application.

    Was 5'6", fair complexion, black eyes, auburn hair.

    Micajah married Nancy Amanda Hennessee 3 Feb 1845, Warren County, Tennessee. Nancy (daughter of Patrick S(amuel) "Paddy" Hennessee and Rachel (Ann) Wilcher) was born 1 Oct 1825, Warren County, Tennessee; died 19 May 1907, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111. [Group Sheet]


  7. 23.  Nancy Amanda HennesseeNancy Amanda Hennessee was born 1 Oct 1825, Warren County, Tennessee (daughter of Patrick S(amuel) "Paddy" Hennessee and Rachel (Ann) Wilcher); died 19 May 1907, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.

    Other Events:

    • Alt Birth: 19 Oct 1825, Warren County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    IGY lists her birth date as October 1, 1825...DAH.

    Sue Tiffany cites her middle-name...DAH

    Children:
    1. Harriet Malvina "Sis" Gillentine was born 0___ 1846, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 0___ 1880, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. John Parker Gillentine was born 2 Nov 1846, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 19 Aug 1875, Overton County, Tennessee.
    3. 11. Rachel Jane "Babe" Gillentine was born 10 Dec 1849, Van Buren County, Tennessee; died 20 Mar 1903, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    4. Martha Ann "Marthie" Gillentine was born 22 Dec 1851, Van Buren County, Tennessee; died 21 Dec 1935, Palmer, Grundy County, Tennessee; was buried Brown's Chapel Cemetery, Grundy County, Tennessee.
    5. Mary Naomi Gillentine was born 23 Mar 1855, Warren County, Tennessee; died 19 Dec 1937, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    6. Nancy Elizabeth "Nanny" Gillentine was born 1 Jul 1857, Warren County, Tennessee; died 24 Nov 1950, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona; was buried Tempe Double Butte Cemetery, Tempe, Maricopa County, Arizona.
    7. Thomas "Tommy" Gillentine was born 2 Jan 1860, Warren County, Tennessee; died 4 Jun 1924, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    8. William Mortimer "Mortimer" Gillentine was born 0___ 1861, Warren County, Tennessee; died 27 Jul 1947, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    9. Samantha Gillentine was born 20 Aug 1863, Warren County, Tennessee; died 19 Jun 1942, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    10. Margaret Gillentine was born 26 Oct 1868, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 3 Nov 1932, (Van Buren County, Tennessee); was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.


Generation: 6

  1. 32.  Burgess Harrelson "Harrel" Byars was born 0___ 1779, Buncombe County, North Carolina (son of Nathan Byars and Drucilla Harrelson); died 13 Feb 1874, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Byars Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer
    • Also Known As: Harold Byars

    Notes:

    Birth: 1779
    Buncombe County
    North Carolina, USA
    Death: 1874
    Warren County
    Tennessee, USA

    Burgess Harrelson Byars was son of Nathan Byars and Drucilla Harrelson, daughter of Burgess Harrelson and Elizabeth G.

    Family links:
    Parents:
    Nathan Byars (1749 - 1846)

    Spouse:
    Jane Gill Byars (1785 - 1867)

    Children:
    Joseph Gill Byars (1805 - 1873)*
    John L. Byars (1807 - 1857)*
    Nathan Byars (1808 - 1894)*

    Sibling:
    John Byars (1777 - 1852)*
    Burgess Harrelson Byars (1779 - 1874)

    *Calculated relationship

    Inscription:
    Harold Byars Sr. was born in Buncombe County North Carolina. Moved to Warren County, 15 th District in 1807 lived there till his death.

    Burial:
    Byars Cemetery
    Warren County
    Tennessee, USA

    Maintained by: KEFleming
    Originally Created by: Donna McBride
    Record added: Apr 08, 2007
    Find A Grave Memorial# 18821471

    end of file

    Harold Byars Sr. was born in Buncombe County North Carolina. Moved to Warren County, 15 th District, in 1807, and lived there till his death.

    end of comment

    'Harold Byers' listed in "Warren Co., Tennessee 1812 Tax List"

    end of comment

    Burgess Harrelson "Harrel" Byars (1779-1874), my 4th great grandfather (Dianne Armstrong)

    Harrel is the only listed Byars slave holder in 1860.

    1860 slave schedules:

    4 slaves: F52, M30, M26, F23

    The 52 yr. old I believe was Jude Byars and the 23 yr. old Nancy Byars her daughter.

    They last appear in 1880, Jude 72 and Nancy 39 in the home of Harrel's daughter Mary Byars Fuston.

    I have been able to trace them forward after 1880 or to identify the other 2.

    end of comment

    Died:
    intestate...

    Burgess married Jane "Jennie" Gill (~ 1804), (Rowan County, North Carolina). Jane (daughter of Joseph Gill, Jr. and Sarah LNU) was born 0___ 1785, Rowan County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1867, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Byars Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 33.  Jane "Jennie" Gill was born 0___ 1785, Rowan County, North Carolina (daughter of Joseph Gill, Jr. and Sarah LNU); died 0___ 1867, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Byars Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Rutherford County (NC) Wills: 1783-1868;

    Interesting passage on the GILL family. Cannot absolutely connect this family to Jenny, however the probability exists...DAH.

    "Page 31. No date given. Proved, Oct. term 1794.

    I, John Goode, in consideration of love and good will I do have for my cousin Peter Gill, I have given and granted one negro boy named Jack. I give and grant my cousin Sally Gill one negro woman named Jude. I give to my cousin Joseph Gill, Junr., the following negroes Jo, Judy & Bob, the first living child that Judy brings to be given to William Gill.

    I give to Henry Gill one negro named George.

    I give to cousin John L. Gill one negro named Tom.

    I also give to Peter: Sally, Jimmy, Henry, William, and John Lumpkins Gill one negro named Sam to be be equally divided amongst them as they come of age or marry.

    Wit: Wm. Hawkins, Junr., Wm. Hawkins, Senr.

    Signed: John Goode."

    Notes:

    Residence (Family):
    in District 15...

    Children:
    1. Joseph Gill Byars was born 28 Feb 1805, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 1 May 1873, Concord, Adams County, Illinois; was buried Orton Cemetery, Timewell, Brown County, Illinois.
    2. John Logan Byars was born 5 Nov 1805, Buncombe County, North Carolina; died 7 Jun 1854, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried 8 Jun 1854, Byars Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. 16. Nathan Byars was born 27 Dec 1808, Warren County, Tennessee; died 12 Jan 1894, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Byars Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    4. Drucilla Byars was born 15 Sep 1811, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 7 Oct 1853, Clayton, Adams County, Illinois; was buried Orton Cemetery, Timewell, Brown County, Illinois.
    5. Martha Byars was born 22 Mar 1813, Warren County, Tennessee; died 15 Aug 1877; was buried Athens City Cemetery, Athens, Limestone County, Alabama.
    6. FNU Byars was born ~ 1820, Warren County, Tennessee.
    7. Jane Byars was born 0___ 1822, Warren County, Tennessee.
    8. Harrel Byars was born 0___ 1825, Warren County, Tennessee; died BY 18 Sep 1846, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    9. Elizabeth Byars was born 1820-1825, Warren County, Tennessee.
    10. Mary M. Byars was born 31 Mar 1828, Warren County, Tennessee; died 31 Aug 1897, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Webb Cemetery, Bluff Springs, Warren County, Tennessee.
    11. FNU Byars was born 1830-1835, Warren County, Tennessee.

  3. 34.  Samuel James Hand was born 11 Jun 1761, Springfield, New Jersey (son of Uriah Hand and Ascenith Brewer); died 19 Jun 1840, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot

    Notes:

    Revolutionary War Captain.

    Samuel HAND, Private, SC Militia, $46.66 Annual Allowance, $139.98 Amount Received, October 14, 1833 Pension Started, Age 73; applied 6 Oct 1832, Warren Co, TN aged 71, declared he had lived in Union Dist SC at enlistment & aft 1781 he moved to Washington Co, TN for 3 yrs, then moved back to York Dist SC for 20 yrs, then moved to Pulaski Co Ky for 4 yrs, then to Bedford Co TN a few mths then to Rutherford Co, TN for 2-3 yrs, then to Warren Co, TN; was born 11 Jun 1761 in New Jersey. His widow, Mary, applied 7 Jun 1844 Warren Co, TN aged about 69, and declared they had married in 1792, that he had died 19 Jun 1840. Children named were: Elkins b 12 Oct 1783, Afee b 10 Mar 1786, Temperance b 28 Feb 1788; and James C. was his 1st child by his 2nd wife and was b 10 Mar 1793, then Elizabeth, b 3 Sep 1795, Jene b 18 Jan 1798, William Bradford HAND b 2 Jan 1801, Asenath b 27 Mar 1804, Harriet b 16 Dec 1809 & Nanch [Nancy? Nance?] b 20 Oct 1812. Also shown: Abner C. WOMACK b 10 Feb 1832, James Jackson WOMACK b 7 Jul 1834, the exact relationship of the WOMACK births not stated. (RW Pension File W10) See also Combs-Hand families of Surry Co NC . Re possible naming patterns, see Asenath ELLIS Combs of Wilkes Co NC and Tempie Combs (unidentified) of Warren Co, TN. Question: Has Tempie HAND been identified?

    http://ftp.rootsweb.ancestry.com/pub/usgenweb/tn/statewide/military/warof1812/pensions/pen1835.txt

    SAMUEL HAND
    WARREN COUNTY
    PRIVATE
    SOUTH CAROLINA MILITIA
    $46.66 ANNUAL ALLOWANCE
    $139.98 AMOUNT RECEIVED
    OCTOBER 14, 1833 PENSION STARTED
    AGE 73

    1840 Warren County Census, p. 9: "James Hand: M02120010001; F1112001001
    RW - Samuel Hand, 85 yrs.".

    Samuel married Mary Campbell 0___ 1792, (York County) South Carolina. Mary was born 0___ 1775, South Carolina; died 5 Sep 1858, Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  4. 35.  Mary Campbell was born 0___ 1775, South Carolina; died 5 Sep 1858, Warren County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. James Campbell Hand was born 0___ 1793.
    2. William Bradford Hand was born 2 Jan 1801.
    3. Ascenith Hand was born 27 May 1804, Rutherford County, North Carolina; died 25 Jul 1877, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Womack Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    4. Harriet Hand was born 16 Dec 1809.
    5. 17. Nancy Hand was born 25 Mar 1812, (Warren County) Tennessee; died 9 Sep 1887, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Byars Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    6. Sarah Hand was born 16 Jul 1815, Tennessee; died 2 Feb 1897, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Concord Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

  5. 36.  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, a British Colony in America

    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]


  6. 37.  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. 18. 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.

  7. 38.  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]


  8. 39.  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. 19. 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.

  9. 42.  Thomas Barnes was born 3 May 1800, Tennessee (son of William B. Barnes and Charity Phillips); died 0___ 1889, (Warren County) Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: blacksmith

    Notes:

    Probably born in GA...DAH

    Thomas married Hannah Martin 0___ 1823, Warren County, Tennessee. Hannah (daughter of James Martin and Elender Yokum) was born 9 Mar 1803, Warren County, Kentucky; died 20 May 1889, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  10. 43.  Hannah Martin was born 9 Mar 1803, Warren County, Kentucky (daughter of James Martin and Elender Yokum); died 20 May 1889, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: (wife)

    Children:
    1. Mary Barnes was born 5 May 1827, (Warren County, Tennessee); died 7 Jun 1863, (DeKalb County, Tennessee).
    2. 21. Elizabeth Ann "Betsey" Barnes was born 13 Sep 1831, (Van Buren County) Tennessee.
    3. Parmelia Barnes was born 20 Nov 1833, (Warren County) Tennessee; died 23 Feb 1916, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    4. Charles Martin Barnes was born 5 May 1835, Tennessee; died 9 Nov 1907, Warren County, Tennessee.
    5. Sarah Elizabeth Barnes was born 1839, (Van Buren County) Tennessee.
    6. James Knox Polk Barnes was born 0Sep 1841, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 10 Jun 1914, Lancaster, Dallas County, Texas.

  11. 44.  John "Squire John" Gillentine was born 16 Nov 1797, Grainger County, Tennessee (son of Nicholas Gillentine and Elizabeth Jane Terry); died 2 Jul 1870, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Gillentine Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Merchant

    Notes:

    Squire John C. Gillentine #3332 born NOV 16 1797, Grainger Co., TN, occupation merchant, married (1) MAY 02, 1816, in White Co., TN, Mary "Polly" Martin #3333, born MAR 15 1790 in Virginia, STB daughter of a Martin father and a Ballard mother, died SEP 23 1832, (Warren Co., in Van Buren Co., TN where John had moved after leaving White Co., TN.

    My 3rd great-grandmother , Mary "Polly" Martin could only have died in White Co. or Van Buren Co. and I believe it was in Van Buren Co. that she died. I have no records of John in Warren Co. except that he built a turnpike there in 1847. He also built one in Van Buren Co. in 1847. He and his son Capt. Nicholas Martin Gillentine built turnpikes together until Nicholas left for Texas.

    From descendant Walter L. Hillis who maintains the cemetery where John and many of his family are buried: John came to Van Buren Co., TN early in eighteen hundred. He was the first Chairman of the Van Buren Co. Court. He and Harrison are buried in the Gillentine Cemetery located in the Piney Community of Van Buren Co. Joseph Arthur is buried in the Seitz Cemetery also in the Piney community.

    I have been maintaining the Gillentine Cemetery for the last few years. There are not many men descendants of Joseph Arthur left. There are not any Gillentine's left in Van Buren County, TN that I know of. If I can be of help, let me know. ), married (2) 27-NOV-1834, in (Van Buren Co.) TN, Margaret Parker #3334, born 09-MAY-1804, Grayson Co., VA, occupation seamstress, died 22-JUL-1895, (Van Buren Co.) TN, buried: 22-JUL-1895, Gillentine Cemetery, Van Buren Co., TN. John died JUL 02 1870, Van Buren Co., TN, buried: Gillentine Cemetery, Piney Community, Falls Creek State Park, Van Buren Co., TN. Note: check-out Van Buren County Marriage Book...DAH

    ...was one of the first settlers of the historic little town of Spencer. He figured largely in the affairs of his county. John Gillentine served as a justice of the peace for many years and was chairman of the county court for a long period of time. He was one of the promoters of Burritt College and the first president of the board of trustees of that college. He was a public-spirited man and did much to promote the civic affairs of his town and county.

    John Gillentine was reared in the Baptist faith. He belonged to that branch of the Baptists known in that country as "Hardshell Baptists." The Hardshell Baptist Church withdrew fellowship from him because he permitted the Separate Baptists to hold meetings in his house. After being dismissed from the Baptist Church he studied the Bible, and later became a member of the church of Christ. He reared his family in the fear of God and in the knowledge of his truth.

    The Gillentine family had left to it a rich legacy of a Christian father and mother.

    On April 24, 1843, John and Terry Gillentine sold a 96 acre tract to William Moore (who was a member and probably an elder at the Big Fork Baptist Church). This was part of the 139 acre tract on which Nicholas Gillentine (father of John & Terry) settled some time before 1812 (see map), on which the Big Fork Baptist Church was probably situated.

    John married Mary "Polly" Martin 2 May 1816, White County, Tennessee. Mary (daughter of FNU Martin and FNU Ballard) was born 15 Mar 1790, Virginia; died 23 Sep 1832, Van Buren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  12. 45.  Mary "Polly" Martin was born 15 Mar 1790, Virginia (daughter of FNU Martin and FNU Ballard); died 23 Sep 1832, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. Nicholas Martin Gillentine was born 13 Mar 1819, White County, Tennessee; died 8 Jan 1865, Johnsville, Erath County, Texas; was buried Beach Cemetery, Johnsville, Erath County, Texas.
    2. 22. Micajah Terry "Cager T." Gillentine was born 8 Mar 1821, White County, Tennessee; died 8 Feb 1905, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    3. Rachel Gillentine was born 9 Apr 1826, Dandridge, Jefferson County, Tennessee; died 22 Jul 1895.

  13. 46.  Patrick S(amuel) "Paddy" Hennessee was born 0___ 1796, Burke County, North Carolina (son of James Hennessee and Sarah "Sallie" Wilcher); died 0___ 1860, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Hennessee Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Farmer
    • Census Name: Patrick D. Henisee

    Notes:

    1840 Warren County Census, p. 10: "P.S.Hennese: M012101;F0002001; 6 slaves".

    1830 Census - Middle Tennessee, "Henisee, Patrick D. 02002-11001".

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

    Occupation:
    property taxed at $2700

    Buried:
    View the Old Hennessee Cemetery... http://www.tngennet.org/warren/cemeteries/Hen.html

    Patrick married Rachel (Ann) Wilcher (CIR 1818), (Warren County, Tennessee). Rachel was born 0___ 1797, Burke County, North Carolina; died 0Dec 1881, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Hennessee Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  14. 47.  Rachel (Ann) Wilcher was born 0___ 1797, Burke County, North Carolina; died 0Dec 1881, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Hennessee Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Residence: 0___ 1870, Warren County, Tennessee
    • Will: 15 Aug 1878, Warren County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Excerpts from the will of Rachel Wilcher Hennessee...

    August 15, 1878

    (2) My executor to set up tombstones, at grave of my husband P.S.Hennessee; also a set for my grave;

    to my grandson Philander Hennessee,

    granddaughters Rachel Elvira, Mary Ann, Laura, Melvina, Phebee and Cornelia Hennessee,

    daughter Nancy Gillentine,

    grandson Mortimer Pursley,

    equal shares to Nancy Gillentine, Sallie Frezell, Rachel Turner, Paralee Dalton's heirs,

    Archibald Hennessee's oldest children Ezekiel, Joseph, Rachel Elizabeth, Virginia Lawrence and Alexander Hennessee;

    James Hennessee's heirs P.E.Hennessee, Andy Hennessee, Mortimer Hennessee and Milly Hennessee.

    Witnesses: Alexander Harrison and James Barnes.

    Signed: Rachel Hennessee

    end

    What is her relationship to Sallie Wilcher...niece? Been looking for her link to the WILCHER line and am still befuddled...DAH

    I speculate her grandfather to be, Archibald Elihu Wilcher, as her first male-child was so named...DAH

    end

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

    Buried:
    View the Old Hennessee Cemetery... http://www.tngennet.org/warren/cemeteries/Hen.html

    Died:
    Map & History of Warren County, Tennessee... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_County,_Tennessee and

    Children:
    1. James C. Hennessee was born 15 Dec 1818, Warren County, Tennessee; died 11 Mar 1862, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Hennessee Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. Archibald Hugh "Arch" Hennessee was born 0___ 1821, Warren County, Tennessee; died 10 Jul 1884, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Hennessee Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. Harriet Hennessee was born 1823-1824, Warren County, Tennessee; died 27 Jan 1885, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    4. 23. Nancy Amanda Hennessee was born 1 Oct 1825, Warren County, Tennessee; died 19 May 1907, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    5. William Thomas "Thomas" Hennessee was born 0___ 1834, Warren County, Tennessee; died 0Nov 1868, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Hennessee Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    6. (Phoebe Hennessee) was born 1838, (Warren County) Tennessee.
    7. William Mortimer Hennessee was born 0___ 1841, Warren County, Tennessee.
    8. Obediah Hennessee was born 0___ 1843, Warren County, Tennessee; died Bef 1857, (Warren County, Tennessee).


Generation: 7

  1. 64.  Nathan Byars was born 0___ 1749, Granville County, North Carolina (son of Earlier Byars Antecedents and unnamed spouse(s)); died 15 Aug 1846, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried Cowpens National Battlefield, Chesnee, South Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Burial: Byars-Ezell Cemetery, Chesnee, Cherokee County, South Carolina
    • Also Known As: Nathan Byers
    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot

    Notes:

    Big news from the Byars dna project.

    Recent dna results prove that James (Henry) Byars of Hanover Co, VA is NOT the ancestor of Nathan b 1749, William who married Sarah Doggett or William who married Elizabeth Bedford. DNA from a proven descendant of James through his documented son Capt John, matches with dna from a descendant of the Byars who went from Granville Co into West Tennessee. NO CONNECTION to old Nathan, William or William

    22 Aug 2014: I spoke to Clovis Byars Herring, the "Grand-Dame" of BYARS historians, and she concurs...

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    Click here for information and a slide show of Nathan's burial site and Revolutionary War records, documented and presented by John McLain...

    http://logan-family.org/photos/Nathan_Byars_grave/slideshow/p007.html

    Served 3 three-month tours during Revolutionary War and volunteered for three months duty in the Indian Wars. DAR Patriot Index, Vol. II, p.5.

    Inscription: Pvt Continental Line Revolutionary War, Replacement stone, original is in Park Storage.

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    Majorie Stewart Tucker writes,

    Nathan Byars was born in 1749, Granville Co., NC, d. Aug. 18, 1846, Spartanburg District, SC. He m.1st. after 1772 (date of Burgess Harrelson's will), Drucilla Harrelson, b. ca 1743-50, d. probably ca 1818, dau. of Burgess Harrelson and wife, Elizabeth.

    The will of Burgess Harrelson was made Oct. 9, 1772, in Orange Co., NC. In it he named his daughter, Drucilla Harrelson and gave her two hundred acres of land, indicating that Drucilla was not married when the will was written.

    Nathan Byars is buried in the Cowpens National Park, Cherokee County, SC. His tombstone reads "In Memory of Nathan Byars Sen. who died Aug. 18, 1846 in his 97th year." Note - Cherokee Co., SC was formed 1897 from Union, York, and Spartanburg Counties.

    Nathan Byars served as a Private from North Carolina during the Revolutionary War. On May 22, 1778, he took the State Oath of Allegiance according to the Acts of the Assembly passed at New Bern the 15th day of November, 1777, in the second year of the Independence of the State of North Carolina, being one of seventy- seven persons in the Island Creek District so doing. Among this number was also one William Byars, who may have been his brother.

    While a resident of Caswell County, North Carolina, Nathan Byars was drafted three times and served three months each tour. He then volunteered a tour of three months and went south against the Indians. He was stationed principally at Hillsborough, NC. On Dec. 31, 1844, at the advanced age of ninety-five years, when he applied for his Military Pension, Nathan was unable to remember the exact date of his birth or the exact dates of his service.

    He did remember that his father told him that he was a small boy at the time of Gen. Braddock's defeat (1755, during the French and Indian War). He recollected that he was in the service at the time the battle was fought at the Eutaw Springs (Sept. 1781) and at King's Mountain (1780) and at the time of Gates' defeat (Aug. 16, 1780, Camden, SC), though he did not participate in these battles.

    Nathan's application for pension was supported by an affidavit submitted by Jesse and Rev. Drury, two sons of his neighbor, Richard Scruggs. His application was also supported by Philip Davis and Sarah (Davis) Wadkins, who made oath that their brother, Jacob Davis, was drafted at the same time and that they served the tour together. Sarah Davis was married to William Watkins, whose brother, Daniel Watkins, Sr. married Nathan's daughter, Elizabeth Byars. She stated that she was raised and lived in NC until she was twelve or fourteen years of age and that she lived near Nathan Byars.

    The following is a copy of the interrogation of Nathan Byars when he applied for his Military Pension, Dec. 31, 1844:

    NATHAN BYARS
    Pension Records
    #W6223

    Interrogatory put to the applicant -

    1st Where and in what year was you born - ?

    Ans I was born in Granville County, N.C., but cannot recollect the date of the year, but my father told me I was a small boy at Braddock's Defeat.

    2nd Have you any record of your age?

    Ans No more than what I have told you -

    3rd Where were you living when called in to the service and where have you lived since that time and where do you now live - ?

    Ans I lived in Caswell County, N.C. I then lived several years in Rutherford County, N.C. and since that time have (and now do) live in Spartanburgh Dt. South Carolina -

    4th How were you called in to the service?

    Ans I was drafted in the Militia of N.C. three different times and served three months each tour and volunteered one tour of three months against the Indians -

    5th State the names of some of the regular officers who were with the troops where you served.

    Ans Col. Ramsey and Major Moore, Capt. Cunningham and Capt. Forker -

    6th Did you receive a discharge from the service and if so, by whom was it given and what has become of it?

    Ans I had a regular discharge and believe it was given by Capt. Cunningham - which is now lost or mislaid.

    7th State the names of persons to whom you are known in your present neighborhood and who can testify to your character for veracity and their belief of your service as a soldier of the Revolution -

    Ans Richard Scruggs - Drury Scruggs, Jesse Scruggs and H. Hicks.

    Sworn to and Subscribed the day and year before written -

    his mark Nathan Byars

    R. Bowdin, Judge of the Court of Chancery

    Nathan Byars engaged in many land transactions, both buying and selling in Granville Co., NC from 1780 through 1784, yet in Caswell Co., he bought and sold land from 1781 through 1784. It seems likely the family moved to Rutherford Co., NC about 1783-85.

    Nathan purchased 200 acres from James Webb April 10, 1783, located on Main Broad River in Rutherford County. A few years later, in 1795, he sold a part of it to William Dobbins. On Apr. 13, 1802 he sold lands secured by title bond and gave possession to Arthur Clark the whole of 8 plantations containing 1,250 acres. Either he or his son, Nathan, Jr. bought land in Spartanburg Co., SC beginning in 1817.

    About 1801 Nathan and Drucilla's marriage began to fall apart. Quoting from the Haralson - Harrelson Family History, compiled by Danny K. Haralson, page 47 - "Nathan had been living with Delphy
    Logan since 1801." No source was cited as proof for this statement. Delphy Logan became Nathan's second wife, Oct. 8, 1819.

    In Delphy's application for a widow's pension, made Dec. 29, 1853, she stated that she and Nathan were not married prior to Jan. 2, 1800. Drucilla filed a petition for a legal separation to the
    North Carolina General Assembly October 11, 1808. The following is a copy of the document:

    To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina

    The humble petition of Drusilla Byars of Rutherford County in the said State wife of Nathan Byars of the same County she with, that your petitioner when married was worth a considerable estate, that her said husband had little or no property; that your petitioner lived in harmony with her husband for a great many years in which time she had 10 children during all which time ever since she hath used her best endeavor to improve their property and support their family, did use unremitted exertions to render her said husband happy. That about seven years ago her husband did withdraw his affection from her and did refuse giving her any protection or support and did convince her to leave his house, she repeate and returned and was often obliged to abandon his house to resort to the cold charity of the world for substenance.

    Your petitioner on representing these facts to the Court of Equity of Morgan District had a decree was made in her favor, but she finds no decree can be availing until she is authorized to hold any property she may acquire as she can find no friend who feels sufficient interest to induce him to act as a trustee, and to secure and defend any property to which she might be entitled.

    Now your petitioner humbly prays that an act of Assembly be made authorizing her to hold property which she may acquire and to maintain and defend suit in her own name.

    October 11, 1808 her
    Drusilla X
    Byars
    mark

    Petition of
    Drusilla Byars
    of Rutherford County

    State of North Carolina
    Burk County Court of Equity
    I Adolphus L. Erwin, Clerk
    Master in Equity for said County do hereby certify that Drusilla Byars, did prefer a Bill of Complaint in the Court of Equity for the district of Morgan against her husband Nathan Byars, and obtained a decree in her favor for a separate maintainance in said Court that Writs of purefacing up side from several terms of said Court, and the Sheriff hath not found by his ruling sufficient property to satisfy the Court of the said Suit and that no part of the decree hath been yet satisfied.

    Given under my hand at office in Morgantown November 2nd 1808

    A.L. Erwin Clk.
    Petition of Drusilla Byars of Rutherford County
    Praying a law be passed securing to her such property as she may herself later acquire.

    In Senate November 24th 1808
    Read and referred to the committee on Divorce and Alimony E/e

    By order M. Stokes, Clk Mr. Pickens

    Granted in House of Commons 24 November 1808 read orders at by the Senate
    By order
    Honorable H.B.

    With the help of her son-in-law, Thaddeus Dudley Walker, Drucilla received some money from Nathan. From Rutherford Co., NC Deed Book 25, page 174:

    "This indenture made this 13th day of July, 1809, between William Carson, Esq., high sheriff of the County of Rutherford, State of North Carolina, on the one part and Thaddius Walker of the County of Rutherford and the State aforesaid of the other part. Whereas by virtue of an execution issuing from the Superior Court of Burke County against Nathan Byars for the sum of fifty pounds 5/ which sum was recovered by Drucilla Byars as on record may appear."

    The following information about the early divorces and separations is from The North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, Vol. III, No. 1, Feb. 1977, pp. 43-45:

    "Divorces and Separations Granted by Act of North Carolina Assembly from 1790-1808" by B. Ransom McBride.

    McBride gives a history of Divorce and Separation during colonial times through 1808. He says, "With the advent of liberal Jeffersonian democracy, the upward trend continued, and in the six years between 1802 and 1808, the NC Assembly had approved four more complete divorces and 116 separations." A complete listing of divorces and separations is part of the article with divorces indicated with a D. On page 45 is this entry: Byars, Prusilla, husband not named; of Rutherford Co. (1808, page 39)". Complete information for each entry is available in the Legislative Papers of North Carolina.

    According to Maurice Rasmussen (Enquirer, Vol. I, No. 4, p. 109)

    Drucilla lived with her daughter Elizabeth Watkins and was with her daughter, Nancy Walker when she died.

    Tradition says Drucilla died in 1818. Since there was no divorce, Nathan had to wait until she died before he could marry Delphy, so that may well be the year Drucilla Harrelson Byars passed away.
    Nathan and Delphy Logan were married Oct. 8, 1819, in Spartanburg Dist., SC, by Rev. Joshua Richards.

    Nathan moved from Rutherford Co., NC to the area of the Cowpens Battleground, in the Spartanburg Dist., SC, settling on the high ground separating the Suck and Little Buck Creek watersheds. About 1822 he built a cabin and cleared and fenced a field southwest of the intersection of the Island (Coulter's Ford) and Green River roads. (This info from the Report of U.S. Park Service, Gov't Study).

    Shown on the next page is a picture of the cabin that Nathan Byars built, taken April 14, 1978, courtesy of Dorothy Eubanks Hays. Even though it was recommended that the house be studied, the National Parks Service tore it down."

    In April 1826, Nathan Byars had Joseph Camp survey for him a 394 acre tract, as evidenced by the following:

    State of South Carolina

    Pursuant to a warrant from Jabez Galt, Esq., Commissioner of Locations in Spartanburgh District dated 8th of March 1826 - I have admeasured & laid out unto Nathan Byars, Senr. a Tract of Land containing three Hundred & ninety four acres Situate in Said District and on the head waters of Island, Suck & Buck Creeks including his own home & plantation, also including the Cowpen Battle Ground Bounded East by Scruggs' & Earle's Land and all other sides by unknown Lands - and hath such shape & form as above Plat represents. Surveyed this 5th day of April 1826 ___
    By me, Joseph Camp,

    Andrew Rhea
    & C.B.
    Robt. Scruggs Recorded 12th April 1826. Paid $2.00 and
    Recorded in

    Plat Book B, at page 383.

    A copy of the plat is presented on the next page, followed by a Historical Base Map of the Cowpens National Battlefield.


    The following is quoted from a Report of U.S. Park Service Gov't. Study, page 12:

    "Gov. Richard J. Manning, on examining the plat and its accompanying certificate, granted on October 2, 1826, to Nathan Byars, "his heirs and assigns," a 394-acre tract or plantation on the headwaters of Island, Suck, and Buck creeks.

    An examination of the Byars, Steadman, and McClaren plats shows that in 1826 Byars had been granted 394 acres of the 2,000 acres granted to McClaren 23 years before. McClaren had conveyed title to most of the acreage in his grants to Wilson Nesbitt, who, plagued by lawsuits, had failed to maintain and defend his title. To the west Byars' grant intruded onto the acreage granted to James Steadman in 1787 by Governor Pinckney. The parties to whom the Steadman heirs had conveyed his 2,482-acre grant were absentee owners. Although the plat prepared for Nathaniel Gist by John Gibbs in 1845 shows a conflict, there were no court challenges.

    The Court of Common Pleas for Spartanburg District issued on November 16, 1840, a writ of Five Facias in the suit of Samuel Ezell against Nathan Byars. When Byars was unable to pay the judgment, Sheriff A.C. Bomar of Spartanburg District was ordered to levy $36.60 on his goods and chattels, with interests and costs.

    To enforce the writ, Sheriff Bomar seized and taken of the Lands and Tenaments of the said Nathan Byars all that certain piece parcel and tract of land containing three Hundred Acres, more or less."

    Samuel Ezell sold the 300 acres to his son, James H. Ezell.

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    Nathan Byars was now left penniless, his land and home having been seized from him. On Dec. 31, 1844, he applied for a Military Pension which was repeatedly denied to him. Finally, Oct. 3, 1851, Michael Thompson wrote a letter to James E. Heath, Commissioner of Pensions, pleading emphatically for Nathan's claim to be allowed. This letter must have had a decisive effect. Of Nathan he wrote:
    "But I should reproach myself were I not to exhaust all proper means to establish what I solemnly believe to be a clear, legal and valid claim for a poor bedridden, half starved soldier of the revolution, who literally cries to me for help, to prosecute what he conceives, and what I conceive, to be his rights under the law."

    A typed copy of the Certificate issued for his claim appears on the next page. It was made retroactive to March 4, 1831 and his widow, Delphy recovered the sum. On Dec. 29, 1853, Delphy's application for the widow's pension of half-pay was executed.

    Nathan Byars had died in poverty Aug. 18, 1846 and was buried in the family graveyard behind the house and outbuildings. It would seem that he had died in obscurity, but in the late summer of 1971, descendants from all over the country gathered at his gravesite to dedicate a permanent government marker at his grave. It is reported by Clovis Byars Herring that in 1985 when she visited the cemetery the stone was in pieces and there was no sign of the DAR marker that was put there.

    It is not known when Delphy Byars was born or when she died. She is enumerated in the Census of 1850, Spartanburg District, SC:

    #1278 Delphia Bian 65 SC
    Juda Turner 36 SC male
    Simpson Russ 22 SC
    Miranda " 10 SC
    John H. " 8 SC
    Barbara " 5 SC
    Sarah " 3 SC


    According to this census record she was born in 1785, but in the Census of 1860, Spartanburg District, SC, she was living at Cowpens with the family of Robert and Delilah Martin, and was born in 1776. It is not known who the people were who were living with her. The last mention of her is in a letter which was found among the papers in Nathan's Pension File. It was written July 20, 1937 by A.H. Hiller, Executive Assistant to the Administrator, to Will Franke of Birmingham, AL. He states that in 1868 Delphy Byars was living about sixteen miles north of the Spartanburg Court House.


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    May 4, 1852

    DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
    REVOLUTIONARY CLAIM.


    I certify that in conformity with the law of the United States of the 7th June, 1832, Nathan Byars of South Carolina who was a private in the Revolution is entitled to receive Twenty dollars per annum, during his natural life, commencing on the 4th of March, 1831, and payable semi-annually on the 4th of March and 4th of September, in every year.

    Given at the Department of the Interior, this fourth day of May one thousand eight hundred and fifty two

    Alex H.H. Stuart Secretary of the Interior

    Examined and )
    Countersigned )

    J.E. Heath
    Commissioner of Pensions


    SOURCES:

    1. Pension File W6223, Nathan Byars.

    2. Byars - Byers Enquirer, Vol. I, No. 1, page 7.

    3. The State Records of North Carolina, Vol. 22, pp. 174-75, 1907.

    4. Rutherford County, N.C. Abstracts of Wills 1779-1822.

    5. Affidavit of Marriage by Rev. Joshua Richards.

    6. Report of U.S. Park Service, Gov't. Study. "

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    Nonie Webb,"Henry Byars is the brother of Nathan Byars",abstracted from land deeds,Granville,NC

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    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/halifax/bios/guthrie1.txt

    22 Jan. 1779 James Guttree and William Guttree enter 250 A on waters of Adams Creek; borders Nathan Byas, Charles Bostick and William Allen. Includes the improvements where Garritt Guttree now lives

    13 Oct. 1783 to William Guttery and James Guttery 250 A. on Adams Creek adjacent Nathan Byas, Charles Allen Caswell Co., Deed Book B

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    Rutherford County, NC Records

    Rutherford County was created in 1779 from the western portion of Tryon County.

    SARAH BYASS was listed in Captain RUSSEL's Company in the 1782 Tax List of Rutherford County, NC. She was listed with 200 acres of land, 1 negro, 2 horses, 8 cattle, and an assessment of 208.
    (Source: http://www.northcarolinagenealogy.net/downloads/1782.txt)

    Deed Books A-D, P.77: 17 Oct 1783, MICHAEL MCELWRATH to THOMAS MORRIS, for ¹ 60 "Hard money" ... land on E side Mountain Creek adj. DAVID BYERS, 300 A, granted to sd. BYERS 18 Apr 1771 ... MICHAEL MCELWRATH (SEAL), No wit.
    (Source: Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, p.138)31

    Deed Books A-D, P.173: 10 Apr 1783, JAMES WEBB of Rutherford Co., to NATHAN BYERS of Caswell Co., for ¹ 150 ... 200 A on N side main Broad River adj. MCCLANNAHANS ... JAMES WEBB (+) (SEAL), Wit: WILLM HACKINS, JOHN WEBB, WILLIAM COOPER.
    (Source: Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, p.145)31

    Deed Books A-D, Pp.175-176: 28 July 1779, ALEXANDER COULTER of Rutherford Co., to ROBERT SHIPLEY of same, for ¹ 400 ... 300 A on Cleghorns Creek, formerly Sheppards Creek, JAMES BYARS pattentee ... ALEXANDER COULTER (SEAL), Wit: D. DICKEY, RICHARD SINGLETON.
    (Source: Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, p.146)31

    Deed Books A-D, Pp.192-193: 10 Sept 1779, JOHN BERRY of Dist. of Ninety Six, S.C. to JAMES GRAY of N.C., for ¹ 2000 S.C. money ... land on N side Broad River on McDonalds Creek, adj. JAMES BYARS ... JOHN BERRY (SEAL), Wit: RICHARD MCCLURE, ANDREW THOMSON.
    (Source: Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, p.147)31

    Deed Books A-D, Pp.214: 15 July 1775, ABRAHAM KIRKENDALL of Tryon Co., to JOHN WEBB of same, for ¹ 35 ... land on W side Second Broad River, 300 A ... ABRAHAM KIRKENDALL (A) (SEAL), Wit: JOHN BYAS (J), ROBERT BYAS.
    (Source: Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, p.149)31

    Deed Books A-D, P.228: Grant to ANTHONY DICKEY, 400 A on Mill Creek of Broad River, adj. his own land, BYERS ... 13 Oct 1783. ALEX MARTIN.
    (Source: Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, p.150)31

    Deed Books A-D, Pp.442-443: 6 Jan 1786, THOMAS MORRIS to JOSHUA TYLOR, both of Rutherford Co., for ¹ 80 ... land on N side Main Broad River on E side Mountain Creek, adj. THOMAS JOHNSTON, granted to DAVID BYERS, 29 Apr 1768 ... THOMAS MORRIS (SEAL), Wit: MOSES WRIGHT, JAMES JAFFREY.
    (Source: Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, p.166)31

    Deed Book G, Page 183, No. 753: 20 April 1786, THOMAS MORRIS to ANTHONY DICKEY for 100 pds. tract of 300 a. on both sides Mill Creek on E. branch of Mountain Creek begin. at DAVID BYERS corner, Land orig. granted to JAMES BYERS 18 April 1779. WM. GRANT, Sp--? COLEMAN BROWN.
    (Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.28)15

    Deed Book G, Page 233, No. 801: 25 Sept. 1787, THOMAS WHITESIDES to GARRET VINZANT, JR., for 25 pds. tract of 60 a. on both sides First Broad River being part of a grant to WILLIAM SIMS & MAYDDN BYAR, adj. ROBT. WHITESIDES, SMITH or VINZANT, BARNETT or OZBORN corner. JOHN SMITH.
    (Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.34)15

    Deed Book I, Page 379, No. 927: 6 Oct. 1792, JOSEPH BOREN of Ninety-six Dist., S.C. to JOSEPH CAMP of Rutherford Co. for 100 pds. proc. money of N.C. 222 a. in Rutherford Co. on branch of CARTIN's Mill Creek and on E. side of Broad River begin. at a line formerly called JOHN WILSON's line. Land was first granted to JOSEPH CAMP by JOSIAH MARTIN, Esq. by pat. dt'd. 15 May 1772 and conveyed by deed to JOSEPH BOWREN and now from BOWREN to sd. JOSEPH CAMP. Rec. July 10, 1792. WILLIAM CAMP, WILLIAM B. BYARS-x-.
    (Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.52)15

    Deed Book J, Page 53, No. 1047: 31 July 1786, STEPHEN SHELTON to JOHN CARVER for 5 pds. paid by ROBERT BYARS lately dec'd., 50 a. in Rutherford Co. being part of tract of 400 a. pat. granted to sd. SHELTON. Said 50 a. lies on N/E of survey join. Beaverdam Creek and First Broad River. Rec. 3 Aug. 1793. JOEL SHELTON, "CON PACK".
    (Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.70)15

    Deed Book J, Page 95, No. 1090: 22 Nov 1791, FREDERICK MORNINGSTAIR of Spartanburg Dist. S.C. to JONAS BEDFORD for 50 pds. 150 A. originally granted to GEORGE SAYLOR 26 Nov. 1789 and by deed convy. to FREDERICK MORNINGSTEER. Land on N. fork Floyd's Creek near BEDFOR & ESHLEY. Rec. 7 Dec. 1793. Signed: FREDERICK MORNINGSTER, ELEZABETH MORNINGSTER. WILLIAM-x-BYERS.
    (Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.76)15

    Deed Book K, Page 239, No. 1238: 24 May 1787, ELIZABETH THOMASON to BUSHROD DOGED (sic) for 35 pds. proc. money of N.C., 150 a. in the Old Field where JOHN THOMASON used to live on both sides Rocky Creek of Floyds Creek. Rec. 5 July 1794. NATHAN BYARS, GEORGE SUTTLE.
    (Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.96)15

    Deed Book L, Page 328, No. 1326: 18 Oct 1788, THOMAS TOWNSON, planter, to SARAH BYARS for 30 pds. Virginia money and one Negro girl, 200 a. on S. side Broad River. Land granted to JAMES MOOR by Pat. 5 April 1766. JOEL-x-BLACKWELL, NATHAN BYARS. Rec. 6 Jan. 1795.
    (Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.108)15

    Deed Book L, Page 333, No. 1330: 20 June 1788, NATHAN BYARS to WILLIAM DOBBINS, 90 a. adj. MRS. CLONAHAN on E. side Broad River being part of tract of land granted by Gov. WILLIAM TRYON to JAMES WEBB. The parcel of 90 a. being part of 4 grants granted to WM. WEBB. Rec. 9 Jan. 1795. WILLIAM DOBBINS, JAMES DOBBINS.
    (Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.109)15

    [I failed to copy the page that contains the first part of this deed abstract ... probably deed from Robert Crockett listed below ... REMINDER: get a copy of page 110 of this source] ... York Co., S.C. to NATHAN BIAIS (sic) for 100 pds. (no acreage stated) land on N. side Main Broad River. HENRY McKINNEY, GEORGE-x-SWILL, JAMES-g-GLEMONE.
    (Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.111)15

    [Note: The list of deeds below is taken from the Rutherford County Grantor/Grantee Deed Indexes available on microfilm from the NC State Archives. In a few cases I have also looked at deed books which are also available on microfilm and created my own abstracts which are listed below. And for selected deeds I have transcribed abstracts found in the Bulletin of the Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County. Also, the Byars/Byers deeds I have listed below from Rutherford County are only for the years prior to 1850. There are many more Byars/Byers deeds in Rutherford County after 1850.]

    From Crockett, Robert to Biais, Nathan, Deed Book J-L, p.344, 1795

    From Byars, Nathan to Good, Edward, Deed Book 11-Oct, p.487 & 490, 1799

    Deed Book 11, p.487, 20 January 1797, Nathan Biers/Byars of RCNC to Edward Good of same, 60 pounds, 105 acres on Grog Creek and Sandy Run, part of a grant to James Webb 28 November 1792, conveyed by Webb to Daniel Shipman Junr. and from Shipman to Nathen Biers. Wit. L. Moore, Harrelson Byars. #873, 25 September 1799.
    (Source: Bulletin of the Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, November 1996, p.181)

    Deed Book 11, p.490, 20 January 1797, Nathan Biars/Byars of RCNC to Edward Good of same, 60 pounds 100 acres on Chesnut Log Branch of Sandy Run, conveyed from Daniel Shipman to Nathan Biars. Wit. L. Moore, Harrelson Byars. #874, 26 September 1799.
    (Source: Bulletin of the Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, November 1996, p.181)

    From Byars, Nathan to Blackwell, Joel, Deed Book 15-17, p.125, 1801

    From Byers, Nathan to Lee, Edmond, Deed Book 15-17, p.146, 1801

    From Haney, Richard to Byers, Nathan, Deed Book 15-17, p.194, 1801

    From Byers, John to Black, Joel, Deed Book 18-19, p.72, 1802

    From Hunter, Samuel to Byers, Nathen, Deed Book 20-21, p.32, 1803
    18 January 1800, PATRICK SANDERS of Spartanburgh Co., S.C. to NATHEN BYERS of Rutherford Co., for $333, a tract of land originally granted to JOHN TURNER on October the 19th in the eight year of the independence of te United States, containing 100 acres on the S. side of Broad River on [? ashworths] Creek ... PATRICK SANDERS (Seal), Wit: GEORGE CAMP, WM [? ABBOTT JUNR]. Rec. 28 April 1803.
    [Note: The Rutherford County deed index indicates this deed was from Samuel Hunter to Nathen Byers, but the recorded copy of the deed shows that it was actually from Patrick Sanders to Nathen Byers. The next deed recorded in the deed book was from Samuel Hunter to Warren Metcalf.]

    From Byers, Nathan to Byars, Nathan, Deed Book 20-21, p.49, 1803
    24 August 1802, NATHAN BYARS of Rutherford Co., to GEORGE BYARS of the same, for $50, 50 acres on the S. side of Main Broad River, beginning on the river bank at SARAH BYARS corner, from a patent granted to FRANCES ALEXANDER dated 15 Dec 1799 ... NATHAN BYARS (SEAL), Wit: GABRIEL [? MARTIN], JOHN BYARS. Rec. 6 May 1803.
    [Note: Again, the Rutherford County deed index is in error as it indicates this deed was to Nathan Byars when the recorded copy indicates it was to George Byars.]

    From Good, Robert to Byers, James, Deed Book 20-21, p.316, 1804

    From Byers, Nathan to Hamilton, Joseph, Deed Book 22-23, p.273, 1805
    26 November 1804, EDMAND LEA & NATHAN BYARS of Rutherford Co., to JOSEPH & NOBLE HAMILTON of the same, for $600, land on the N. side of Main Broad River adjoining the land of MARTIN MARTIN, containing 48 acres. Another tract of land on the N. side of [?] Broad River joining the land above described, including the Island Ford commonly known by the name of the Island Ford Tract, containing 167 acres ... EDMOND (x) LEA (SEAL), NATHAN BYARS (SEAL), Wit: [? ??? CAMP, ???]. Rec. 29 March 1805.

    339. Jan 25, 1806, Nathan Byas enters 100 ac in Rutherford Co on each side of Ashworths Cr and S side of main Broad R; border: Joseph Turner and "the" speculation line; issued.
    Source: Pruitt, Abstracts of Land Entries: Rutherford County, NC, January 1804-April 1826, p.23)42

    340. Jan 25, 1806, Nathan Byas enters 40 acres in Rutherford Co on S side of main Broad R; border: "his" Harel Byas and near "the" speculation line; issued.
    Source: Pruitt, Abstracts of Land Entries: Rutherford County, NC, January 1804-April 1826, p.23)42

    342. Feb. 12, 1806, Nathan Byars enters 100 ac in Rutherford Co on both sides of main Broad R; border Wm Dobins and Stephen Philips; issued.
    Source: Pruitt, Abstracts of Land Entries: Rutherford County, NC, January 1804-April 1826, p.23)42

    343. Feb 12, 1806, Nathan Byars enters 50 ac in Rutherford Co on N side of main Broad R; border: Geo Byars, Richd Goode, Wm McGouin, & his own line; issued.
    Source: Pruitt, Abstracts of Land Entries: Rutherford County, NC, January 1804-April 1826, p.23)42

    From Byas, Nathan to Alexander, Francis, Deed Book 22-23, p.514, 1806

    From Good, Joseph to Byers, Nathan, Deed Book 24-26, p.55 & 84, 1807

    Deed Book 24, p.61, 3 February 1807, Stephen Duponceau & William Tilghman Esqrs., Abraham Kintsing Junr., George Worral, and Tench Coxe, by Peter Fisher, their attorney, to Enoch Andrews of RCNC, 30 dollars, 100 acres on Suck Creek, joining Joel Blackwell, Evan Watkins, Daniel Watkins, part of Coxes 6000 acres. Wit. David Webb, Harrel Byars. #67, 7 September 1807.
    (Source: Bulletin of the Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, February 2003, p.33)

    Deed Book 24, p.84, 16 October 1802, Joseph Goode of RCNC to Nathan Byers of same, ¹25, 35 acres on the south side of Main Broad River on Suck Creek. Wit. Jas. Wyle, Horrel Byars. #90, 16 September 1807.
    (Source: Bulletin of the Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, February 2003, p.35)

    From Byers, Nathan to Walker, Thadius, Deed Book 25, p.174, 1810

    From Byers, Nathan to Hamilton, Noble, Deed Book 27-28, p.55, 1813

    From Byars, Nathan to Clarke, Arthur, Deed Book 29-31, p.285, 1817

    From Byars, George to Patterson, David, Deed Book 32-33, p.31, 1819

    From Byars, Samuel to Scoggins, Joseph, Deed Book 32-33, p.45, 1819

    From Blackwell, Joel & Sarah to Byars, George, Deed Book 32-33, p.91, 1819

    From Byars, Nathan to Hamilton, Noble, Deed Book 32-33, p.115, 1819

    From Byars, William to Durham, Edmond, Deed Book 37-38, p.299, 1831

    From Byars, George to McKinney, James, Deed Book 39-40, p.176, 1834

    From Guthery, Jonathan to Byers, John, Deed Book 41-42, p.118, 1835

    From Byars, John to Byars, Drury, Deed Book 43, p.463, 1838

    From Byars, Nathan to Guthrie, Joseph, Deed Book 43, p.534, 1839

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    Lincoln County, NC Records
    Lincoln County was created in 1779 from the eastern portion of Tryon County.
    Drury Logan and Polley Bias; 19 Nov 1803; Bondsman: Abner Massee
    (Source: Bynum, Marriage Bonds of Tryon and Lincoln Counties, North Carolina)12
    Joseph Houston (Hueston) and Pagy Byers; 20 Feb 1809; Bonsdman: John x Mattiss, Witness: Mic Cline
    (Source: Bynum, Marriage Bonds of Tryon and Lincoln Counties, North Carolina)12
    Robert x Byars and Jane Houston; 24 Mar 1804; Bondsman: William x Tucker; Witness: John Dickson
    (Source: Bynum, Marriage Bonds of Tryon and Lincoln Counties, North Carolina)12
    Edward Byars and Jane Henry; 27 Feb 1812; Bondsman: Wm J Wilson; Witness: Lwn Henderson
    (Source: Bynum, Marriage Bonds of Tryon and Lincoln Counties, North Carolina)12
    Wm x Byers and ------ ------; 8 Jan 1796; Bondsman: Wm x Earwood (Carwood)
    (Source: Bynum, Marriage Bonds of Tryon and Lincoln Counties, North Carolina)12

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    Spartanburg County, SC Records
    Spartanburg County was created in 1785 from the district of Ninety-Six. Prior to 1772 when the NC / SC state line was surveyed, the area encompassed by present day Spartanburg County was administered as part of Tryon County, NC.

    Deed Book F, p.251-252, Jul. 31, 1798: DRURY SCRUGGS (Spartanburgh) to JAMES BLACK (same); for 11¹ 11s sterling sold 85 ac on for of Horse Cr; border: conditional line between DRURY SCRUGGS to RICHARD HANEY; part of 655 ac grant Dec. 2, 1793 State's Office to REUBIN WARREN. Witness WILLIAM MORROW and NATHAN BYARS. Signed DRURY SCRUGGS. Wit. oath Aug. 18, 1798 WILLIAM MORROW to WM MCDOWELL. Rec. Apr. 15, 1799.
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.161)43

    Deed Book F, p.273-274, Aug. 24, 1798: MATTHIAS TURNER (Spartanburgh) to JOHN SUTHERLAND (or SOUTHERLAND) (same); for 50¹ sterling sold 100 ac on Surratt's Cr; border: THOMAS HARRIS. Witness: NATHAN BYARS and ZACHARIAH BLACKWELL. Signed: MATTHIAS TURNER's mark. Wit. oath Jan. 10, 1799 NATHAN BYARS to GEOR LAMKIN. Rec. Apr. 21, 1799
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.163)43

    Deed Book G, p.116-117, Mar. 1, 1800: JOHN SUTHERLIN (Spartanburgh) to WILLIAM MORROW (same); for 30¹ sterling sold 100 ac; on both sides of Horse Cr of Broad R; part of 300 ac grant Jan. 1, 1787 States Office to JOSEPH WARREN and sold by NATHANIEL PACACE (or PERRACE) to JOHN SUTHERLIN. Witness: NATHAN BYARS, JNO BONNER, and DAVID PARIS. Signed: JOHN SUTHERLIN. Wit. oath May 10, 1800, DAVID PARIS to GEO LAMKIN. Rec. Nov. 13, 1800.
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.195)43

    Deed Book I, p.423-424, May 29, 1804: JAMES PHILIPS (Rutherford Co, NC) to REUBIN PHILLIPS (Spartanburgh); for $50 sold 170 ac on both sides of Ashworth Cr; border: N-North Carolina line, S-Camp; on lower end of 300 ac grant to THOMAS THOMSON; survey Sept. 23, 1794 for THOMAS THOMSON. Witness: JACOB PHILLIPS and NATHAN BYARS. Signed: JAMES PHILLIPS' mark. Wit. oath Jul. 21, 1804 JACOB PHILLIPS to JNO RICKMAN. Rec. Oct. 8, 1804.
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.276)43

    Deed Book K, p.37-38, Sept. 5, 1803: JOHN COOPER (Spartanburgh) to JOHN CHAMPION, WM HESTER, NATHAN BYARS, and VARDRY CAMP, deacons of Church of Providence; for $5 sold 4 ac; plat attached. Witness ABISHA CAMP and JOSEPH CAMP. Signed JOHN COPPER. Wit. oath Mar. 25, 1805 ABISHA CAMP to WILLIAM LANCASTER. Rec. Mar. 25, 1803.
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.288)43

    Deed Book L, p.337, Dec. 9, 1807: JACOB CROCKER (Spartanburgh) to JOSEPH BYARS (same); for $300 sold 286 ac; border: Camp, Cherokee Cr, Watson, Markley, and Green's Cr. Witness: NATHAN BYARS and THOMAS BYARS. Signed: JACOB CROCKER. Wit. oath Aug. 27, 1808 THOMAS BYARS to JOHN LIPSCOMB. Rec. Oct 3, 1808.
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.377)43

    Deed Book O, p.247, Apr.3, 1815: DETITHY MERRIMAN (Bledso Co, Tenn) to BRIANT BONNER (Spartanburgh); for $100 sold 100 ac on Sarratt's Cr of Broad R; border: SILAS YARBOROUGH, NATHAN BYARS, path from NATHAN
    [I failed to copy the page that contains the last part of this deed abstract ... REMINDER: get a copy of page 508 of this source]
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.507)43

    Deed Book P, p.290-291, Nov. 19, 1813: WILLIAM MORRESS (Spartanburgh) to WILSON NESBETT (same); for $250 sold 573 ac in two parts -- (l) (ac omitted); border: TURNER and WILSON NESBETT (bought from JAMES HARRISON); part of grant to JOHN BOMAR; and (2) 79 ac; border; WILSON NESBETT (bought from JAMES HARRISON, WOFFORD, and TURNER; 23 ac excepted "where Spece's old line runs into (1)"; WILLIAM MORRESS is to return money if older grant takes the land in 10 years. Witness: WILLIAM CAMP JR and NATHAN BYARS. Signed: WILLIAM MORRISS. Wit. oath Jul. 28, 1813 WILLIAM CAMP JR to J CAMP. Rec. Jul. 23, 1817.
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.556)43

    Deed Book S, p.375, Jan. 14, 1824: JACOB CROCKER (Spartanburgh) to THOMAS THOMAS (same); for $50 sold 211 ac; border JAMES CROCKER and JEREMIAH MARTIN. Witness NATHAN BYARS and SHADRICK WEER. Signed: JACOB CROCKER. Wit. oath Jan. 14, 1824 NATHAN BYARS to JOSEPH CAMP. Rec. Aug. 2, 1824.
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.720)43

    Deed Book T, p.135, Oct. 24, 1825: THOMAS THOMAS and NATHAN BYARS to CABRED MCCRAW; for $131.25 sold 211 ac on waters of Island Cr of Pacolate R; except what is in BONNER's tract. Witness: JOHN MARTIN and STERLING GORDEN. Signed: THOMAS THOMAS and NATHAN BYARS. Wit. oath Oct. 24, 1824 JOHN MARTIN to J CAMP. Rec. Nov. 12, 1825. Dower renounced Oct. 31, 1825 NANCY THOMAS to GEO CAMP.
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.750)43

    [NOTE: I have only transcribed selected Byars related deeds from the Pruitt 1785-1827 book. The full list of Byars/Byers given names from the index is as follows: James, James Jr., James Sr., John, Jonas, Jonathan, Joseph, Joshua, Nathan, Robert, Thomas, and William]

    Deed Book U, 590, p.487-488, 7 Jan 1828: ASPASIO EARLE [ESPASIO EARLE in one ref.] (Rutherford County., N.C.) to ROBERT S. SCRUGGS JUNR. (Spartanburgh Dist), for $130 sold a certain tract of land in Spartanburgh dist on the head branches of Suck creek. Containing 300 acres more or less as will appear by patent, bearing date to SAML. EARLE 5 June 1786. Witness: NATHAN BYARS SR., CHARLES B. DURHAM. Signed: ASPASIO EARLE. Witness oath by NATHAN BYARS SR. 29 Sept 1828 to GEO. CAMP, J.Q. DOWER relinquished by POLLY (X) EARLE 21 Feb 1829 to WM. S. MORGAN, J.Q. Rec. 7 Mar 1831.
    (Source: Vehorn, Spartanburg District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1827-1839, p.127)57

    Deed Book V, 735, p.586, 19 Sept 1834: ANTHONY GILMORE (Ga.) do hereby appoint DANIEL GILMORE my lawful attorney to recover and receive from ELIJAH TURNER, Executor of the Estate of READICK ARNDEL late of Spartanburgh Dist. Decd. all my right, title and interest in the said Estate. Witness JOSEPH CAMP, NATHAN BYARS. Signed ANTHONY GILMORE. Witness oath by NATHAN BYARS 2 Jan 1836 to J. CAMP J.Q. Rec. 4 Jan 1836.
    (Source: Vehorn, Spartanburg District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1827-1839, p.315)57

    Deed Book W, 13, Page 236-238, 9 Nov 1836: MARY RICHARDS and sons NOAH RICHARDS, JAMES RICHARDS, JOSHUA RICHARDS, JOSEPH RICHARDS for $200 paid by the treasurer of the So. Ca. Manufacturing Company, do sell unto WM. WALKER, HUGH BAILY, S.N. EVINS, JNO. BOMAR JR., SIMPSON BOBO, President & Directors of said Co., all that tract of land on the waters of Thickaty. Border; CROCKER, MARKLEY, PRICE, BIV. Containing 269 acres more or less. Witness FREDERICK PRICE, WILLIS SMITH, E.S.E. CHAMBERS, DRURY BYARS. Signed: NOAH RICHARDS, JAMES RICHARDS, JOSHUA RICHARDS, JOSEPH RICHARDS, MARY (x) RICHARDS. Witness oath by WILLIS SMITH that he saw NOAH RICHARDS, JAMES RICHARDS, JOSHUA RICHARDS, and JOSEPH RICHARDS sign the deed. Given 10 Feb 1837 to J. CAMP J.Q. Witness oath by DRURY BYARS that he saw MARY RICHARDS execute the conveyance. Given 10 Feb 1837 to J. CAMP J.Q. Dower relinquished by HANNA (x) RICHARDS, ELIZABETH (x) RICHARDS & NANCY (x) RICHARDS, the wives of NOAH RICHARDS, JAMES RICHARDS, and JOSEPH RICHARDS, 10 Feb 1837 to JOSEPH CAMP J.Q. Rec. 4 Apr 1837.
    (Source: Vehorn, Spartanburg District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1827-1839, p.384)57

    Deed Book W, 18, Page 243-244, 26 Sept 1836: NATHAN BYARS (Spartanburgh Dist) in consideration of $109 paid by WILLIAM CLARK Agent for the So. Ca. M. Co. (same), have sold unto WILLIAM WALKER, SAMUEL N. EVINS, JOHN BOMAR JR., HUGH BAILY & SIMPSON BOBO, President and directors, a certain tract of land in said Dist. on the branches of Turners fork, of Thickaty Creek. Border: TURNER. By computation 96 acres more or less. Witness JOHN R. RICHARDS, JOHN BYARS. Signed NATHAN BYARS. Witness oath by JOHN R. RICHARDS 20 Nov 1836 to J. CAMP, J.Q. Dower relinquished by EMELIA (x) BYARS 6 Oct 1836 to JOSEPH CAMP, J.Q. Rec. 5 Apr 1837.
    (Source: Vehorn, Spartanburg District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1827-1839, p.384)57

    [NOTE: I have only transcribed selected Byars related deeds from the Vehorn 1827-1839 book. The full list of Byars/Byers given names from the index is as follows: Drury, Emelia, John, Joseph, Joshua, Nathan, Nathan Sen., Robert, Thomas, and Wm]

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    Nathan Byars, was born in Granville Co., NC sometime in 1749 and, according to his pension declaration, he had no proof of his birthdate except that his father told him that he was a small boy at Braddock's defeat.

    At the time of his entry into the service, he was a resident of Caswell County, NC and was drafted for a 3-months tour of duty, serving as a Private under Captain Cunningham and Captain Forbes (?) (Forker?) in the Regiment commanded by Col. Ramsey and Major Moore. He was drafted for two additional tours of duty and later volunteered for a three-months tour. He did not remember the dates of his services; however, his declaration for pension, indicated that he was in the service `at the time of the battle of Eutah Springs, Kings Mountain, and at the time of Gates' defeat', although he did not fight in any of those battles. During the various tours of duty, Private Byars was stationed principally at Hillsborough, and adjacent counties, and, during one tour, went out against the Indians' in the western part of the State. In support of his claim for pension, two of his neighbors, Rev. Drury Scruggs, and Jesse Scruggs, attached a statement supporting the facts given by the claimant, Nathan Byars.

    Sometime just prior to, or during the Revolution, Nathan Byars was married to Drucilla Harrelson, Drucilla Harrelson born 1750, in Hanover Co., VA, daughter of Burges Harrelson and Elizabeth Green. According to a Rutherford Co., NC book 25, page 174, Nathan was ordered by the court to pay Drucilla $50.00 cash. Thought to be a divorce. After the divorce of Nathan and Drucilla, in 1799, Drucilla went to live with her daughter Elizabeth Byars Watkins in or near McMinnvile, TN. She later went to live with her daughter Nancy Byars Walker. She lived there until her death in 1816. Nathan later married Delphy Logan on October 8, 1819, and at least one, and possibly more, children were born of this marriage. Delphy Logan was born about 1779, and was married to Nathan Byars on October 8, 1819 in Spartanburg District, S. C. by Rev. Joshua Richards.

    Nathan Byars purchased 200 acres of land from James Webb on April 10,1783, located on Main Broad River in Rutherford County, NC. A few years later in 1795, part of this land was sold to Williams Dobbins {special note not included in article - William Dobbins is the 4th great-grandfather of Cecil VanDyke}. Byars moved to that area now in Cherokee County, SC about 1822, and on April 5, 1826, received a South Carolina State grant for 394 acres of land, in Spartanburg District located on the headwaters of Island, Suck and Buck creeks, part of an original grant to James Steadman. This land included that tract that is now the Cowpens National Battleground. Part of this land was sold by Byars to James H. Ezell on November 16, 1840, and on January 6, 1886, James Ezell sold part of th land, but reserved one acre, where the Cowpens Battleground monument now stands, as belonging to the Washington Light Infantry Company of Charleston, S.C. The federal government later erected the present monument on the site.

    Nathan Byars died August 18th, 1846, at the age of 97 years, and his grave is located about 1/2 mile from the battleground monument, about 11 miles west of Gaffney, Cherokee County, SC.

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    1778--22 May: took loyalty oath in Granville Co. NC along with Nathan Byars. Source: The NC State Records, Vol 22, p 174, "Persons of Island Creek District." (Nathan Byars was a Rev. War patriot, b 1749 in Granville Co., NC, died 1846 in Spartanburg Co SC. Nathan had land where the National Cowpens Battle Ground is in Cherokee Co. SC. To the writer's knowledge, the descendants of Nathan have not found his parents as of 1999.)

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    Military:
    At the time of his entry into the service, he was a resident of Caswell County, NC and was drafted for a 3-months tour of duty, serving as a Private under Captain Cunningham and Captain Forbes (?) (Forker?) in the Regiment commanded by Col. Ramsey and Major Moore.

    He was drafted for two additional tours of duty and later volunteered for a three-months tour.

    He did not remember the dates of his services; however, his declaration for pension, indicated that he was in the service `at the time of the battle of Eutah Springs, Kings Mountain, and at the time of Gates' defeat', although he did not fight in any of those battles.

    During the various tours of duty, Private Byars was stationed principally at Hillsborough, and adjacent counties, and, during one tour, went out against the Indians' in the western part of the State. In support of his claim for pension, two of his neighbors, Rev. Drury Scruggs, and Jesse Scruggs, attached a statement supporting the facts given by the claimant, Nathan Byars.

    Nathan married Drucilla Harrelson (Orange County, North Carolina); divorced 24 Nov 1808, (Rutherford County, North Carolina). Drucilla (daughter of Burgess Harrelson and Elizabeth Gaines) was born 0___ 1744, (New Hanover County, North Carolina); died 0___ 1816. [Group Sheet]


  2. 65.  Drucilla Harrelson was born 0___ 1744, (New Hanover County, North Carolina) (daughter of Burgess Harrelson and Elizabeth Gaines); died 0___ 1816.
    Children:
    1. George Byars was born 1773, (Caswell County, North Carolina).
    2. Martha Druscilla Byars was born 31 Dec 1774, Granville County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1822, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. Elizabeth Byars was born 1 Jan 1775, (Caswell County, North Carolina); died (Warren County, Tennessee).
    4. Nancy Byars was born 0___ 1776, Commonwealth of Virginia; died 0___ 1860, Marion County, Alabama; was buried Goodwater Cemetery, East Winfield, Marion County, Alabama.
    5. Nathan Byars, Jr. was born 0___ 1776, (Caswell County) North Carolina; died 0___ 1860, (Lawrence County) Alabama; was buried Bald Knob Cemetery, Five Points, Lawrence County, Alabama.
    6. John Byars, Sr. was born 0___ 1777, Caswell County, North Carolina; died 13 Apr 1852, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; was buried Union Hill Cemetery, Homewood, Jefferson County, Alabama.
    7. Mary Margaret Byars was born 0___ 1778, Virginia; was buried Anthony Family Cemetery, Fayette County, Alabama.
    8. 32. Burgess Harrelson "Harrel" Byars was born 0___ 1779, Buncombe County, North Carolina; died 13 Feb 1874, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Byars Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    9. Robert Byas was born 0Mar 1785, Rutherford County, North Carolina.
    10. Andrew (Drury) Byars was born 0___ 1786, Rutherford County, North Carolina; died 1 May 1845, (Bedford County, Tennessee).

  3. 66.  Joseph Gill, Jr. was born ~ 1750, (Chesterfield County, Virginia); died Bef 1795, Rowan County, North Carolina; was buried Bef 1795, Rowan County, North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot

    Notes:

    -----Original Message-----
    From: info
    To: BThomas859
    Sent: Mon, Apr 15, 2013 10:08 am
    Subject: GILL Genealogy

    Hello Becky.

    Writing in hopes you can help me identify my ancestor, Joseph Gill:

    Do you know this person?

    Thank you,

    David,

    This appears to be my information alright.....but, I have nothing more on Joseph at the present except that he was a Jr. and they probably did come out of Chesterfield Co., VA. Wish I had more to offer. Becky

    Becky bthomas859@aol.com

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    16 Dec 2007:

    Key GILL researcher is Becky Gill Thomas, bthomas859@aol.com

    17 Jul 2007

    http://www.mindspring.com/~baumbach/1767tax01.htm

    Granville County North Carolina, Tax List of Philip Pryor 1767

    List continued Whites Blacks Total

    William Gill Joseph Gill Jonathan Crash Joshua Nunn
    Negroes Peter, Sam, Men, Kate, Linder Women 4 [crease] 8

    Note. This Joseph GILL apparently pre-dates our Joseph GILL given the dates. Could this be his father? DAH

    3 Jul 2007

    http://sciway3.net/clark/gill/ncjoseph.html

    Joseph Gill b. abt. 1750 died in Rowan Co., NC before 1794/95. (Byars line thinks Joseph's wife was "Sarah")

    Known children: (could be others)

    Henry Gill b. 1780-1790 (known son, Samuel, b.1808)
    John Gill b. 1780-1790
    William Gill b. 1780-1790
    Jane "Jennie" Gill b. 1780-1790, married Harrelson/Harrel Byars/Byers Copyright

    Copyright ©2004, Becky Gill Thomas. These documents may be freely used for private purposes, and included in your own genealogy. Please give credit, and please retain all caveats! However, this document is copyrighted and may not be sold, nor given to anyone who may attempt to derive profit from same.
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    Abstracted from Tennessee State Library and Archives Microfilm Legislative Petitions 1812-1813, Roll No. 4.

    29-3-1813 Petition of citizens living in the extreem NE corner of Warren Co who ask to have elections for their end of the county held at George Cain/Pain's on Pine Creek...they are thirty miles of more from the court house and may find it impossible to attend elections.

    Signed by: 13 July 1813 (3 pages)


    ... Watson Cantrell
    Richard Cantrell
    Abraham Cantrell
    Abraham Cantrell, Jr.
    Tilmon Potter
    William Mullican
    John Mullican
    William Mulican, Jr.
    Joseph Gill
    Sampson Cantrell
    Nathan Byers

    Found in WCGA, Volume II, No. 2. Summer of '93.
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    3 May 2007

    http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?jennie::gill::2883.html

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    GILL - VA/NC orSC/TN
    Posted by: Becky Gill Thomas; BThomas859@aol.com
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    I posted this on rootsweb today and am posting here too:

    I need info and I mean ANY INFORMATION you may run across on HENRY GILL b. 1780-1785. I have a copy of a sale of partial land grant where Henry bought 20 acres from John White, possibly from NC. The sale was dated 1818 in Knoxville, TN. Grant was signed by then TN Governor Joseph McMinn. The 20 acres was located in Warren Co., TN. It is believed Henry was the son of JOSEPH GILL, b. mid 1700s (and maybe Sarah)but I have nothing on either. Joseph born VA and died NC.

    In 1830 Henry was listed in McMinn Co., TN census.

    In 1840 Henry was listed in White Co., TN and in 1841 he sold household goods (including beds,bed tables, etc) to settle a debt. I lose him after this.

    Henry has son SAMUEL who is my g/g/grndfather/ SAMUEL born about 1808 and listed

    1830 McMinn Co., TN
    1840 White Co., TN
    1850 Bledsoe Co., TN I believe he died betw. 1850-1860 as Malinda Davis whom he married July 12, 1838 in White Co., TN is listed in the 1860 Bledsoe Co., TN census without him.

    These families lived in/around White, Warren, Cumberland, Smith, Putnam, VanBuren, Brandley and Hamilton Cos. TN
    HENRY'S SIBLINGS include William, James, Jane/Jennie. She married Harrel Byars of Buncombe Co., NC and they removed and died in McMinnville, Warren Co., TN. There may be more siblings I do not have.

    I believe this line connects with Chesterfield Co., VA family and have some leads in Rutherford, Granville, Franklin Cos., NC. JOSEPH according to LDS was buried in ROWAN Co., NC maybe before 1795 but it is LDS info.

    Other connections include McJunkin and Carr/Kerr names. I have be searching this line since 1982 and hope you have run across something that may help.

    Thanks! Becky


    http://genforum.genealogy.com/gill/messages/2883.html

    20 Sep 2009:

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

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

    "Gill, Joseph 1,0,1,0,6"

    1790 Census North Carolina
    Rutherford County Morgan District

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

    Where are his children? Or is this a different Joseph Gill...DAH

    *

    15 Apr 2013: Elizabeth E. Chain, Ph.D.

    Hello Elizabeth.

    Writing in hopes you can help me identify my ancestor, Joseph Gill:

    Do you know this person?

    Thank you,

    David Hennessee
    800.327.3380 Voice
    866.746.3813 Fax

    end

    Joseph — Sarah LNU. [Group Sheet]


  4. 67.  Sarah LNU
    Children:
    1. 33. Jane "Jennie" Gill was born 0___ 1785, Rowan County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1867, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Byars Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. Henry Gill was born 1780-1785, (Rowan County, North Carolina); died Bef 1850, (Bledsoe County, Tennessee).
    3. John Gill was born 1780-1790, (Rowan County, North Carolina).
    4. William Gill was born 1780-1790, (Rowan County, North Carolina).

  5. 68.  Uriah Hand was born 0___ 1735, Springfield, Union County, New Jersey (son of Jonathan Hand and Mary Margaret LNU); died Abt 1776, (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County) North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 0___ 1725, NJ

    Notes:

    For earlier HAND generations ref

    http://members.ncbi.com/gardline/index.html;
    http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?uriah::hand::137.html;
    http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?campbell::hand::91.html
    genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?elkins::hand::3072.html
    http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?uriah::brewer::4095.html

    Uriah married Ascenith Brewer 0___ 1754, Union County, New Jersey. Ascenith was born 0___ 1741; died 0___ 1778, (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County) North Carolina; was buried Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  6. 69.  Ascenith Brewer was born 0___ 1741; died 0___ 1778, (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County) North Carolina; was buried Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Affa Hand

    Notes:

    1840 Warren County Census: "Achany Hend: M1021001;F110101".

    8 Nov 2001:

    BrewerPost Response | Return to Index | Read Prev Msg

    Brewer
    Posted By: Muriel Brewer
    Date: Thursday, 15 November 2001, at 9:35 p.m.

    Looking for the parents of David Brewer and Sallie Brewer listed on the Rocky River Primitive Baptist Church roll. David born 2-12-1774, Ga. Sallie (Sarah) born Jan 22, 1781, S. Car.


    Attached this inquiry to Ascenith - Probably family related...DAH

    refer to: http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?uriah::brewer::277.html

    Birth:
    (NY or NJ)

    Died:
    of Smallpox...

    Children:
    1. 34. Samuel James Hand was born 11 Jun 1761, Springfield, New Jersey; died 19 Jun 1840, Warren County, Tennessee.

  7. 72.  Abraham Cantrell was born 0___ 1744, Virginia, a British Colony in America (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:"


    Home: Surnames: Cantrell Family Genealogy Forum

    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
    ----
    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]


  8. 73.  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. 36. John "Johnny Flat" Cantrell was born 0___ 1773, North Carolina; died Aft 1855, Warren County, Tennessee.

  9. 74.  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]


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

  11. 76.  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]


  12. 77.  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. 38. 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.

  13. 78.  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]


  14. 79.  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. 39. 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.

  15. 84.  William B. Barnes was born 0___ 1780, Edgecombe County, North Carolina (son of Thomas Barnes and Margaret St. Jermyn); died 0___ 1819, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Came to Warren County from Edgecombe Co.,NC through GA circa 1806.

    From: "Wanda VanderVeen"
    To:
    Subject: [TNWARREN] Isaac Barnes - son of Charles Barnes (b. 1 Apr 1809) and Susannah Smith
    Date: Friday, July 26, 2002 11:50 PM

    HiAll,

    In digging around this evening (no pun intended) I found an Isaac Barnes
    buried in the Barnes Cemetery at Irving College. He was listed as a member
    of the 2nd D Co 35th Tenn Infantry.

    In my files I have an Isaac Barnes who is the son of Charles Barnes (b. 1
    Apr 1809) and Susannah Smith. This Charles sister was the brother of my GG
    Grandmother, Mary (Polly) Barnes m. Samuel Worthington. I understand that
    Charles and Mary's father William was killed in a powder mill explosion at
    Irving College in 1819 and it really does seem like too much of a
    coincidence.

    By chance, can someone tell me if these are the same person?

    Wanda (Worthington) VanderVeen



    Died:
    in a powdermill explosion...

    William married Charity Phillips 7 Jul 1800, Warren County, Kentucky. Charity was born 24 Aug 1783, Georgia; died 8 May 1871, Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  16. 85.  Charity Phillips was born 24 Aug 1783, Georgia; died 8 May 1871, Warren County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 42. Thomas Barnes was born 3 May 1800, Tennessee; died 0___ 1889, (Warren County) Tennessee.
    2. Charles Barnes was born 1 Apr 1809, Warren County, Tennessee; died 4 Jan 1864, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Barnes Cemetery, Big Sink, Warren County, Tennessee.

  17. 86.  James Martin was born 1775, Surry County, North Carolina (son of Alexander Martin and unnamed spouse); died Bef 1861, Missouri.

    Notes:

    Left Warren County in 1843 and went to Texas Co.,MO...Leona Hillis

    From: Ann James
    To: David Hennessee
    Subject: Martin File
    Date: Thursday, April 22, 1999 7:25 PM

    Thanks so much for your Martin data. I will add it to my database.
    Data to add to yours:
    Children of James Martin and Ellender Yocum:

    George W. Martin,
    Hannah Martin,
    Alexander Martin,
    William Martin,
    Elizabeth Martin,
    Mahala Martin,
    Nancy Martin,
    Samuel Martin.

    You sent data on Hannah, Alexander and Mary.

    A. George W. Martin born 1804 KY married Mary ?. Mary died 1861.
    Children of George and Mary:
    1. James Martin married Sarah M. Jennings
    2. Martha C. Martin
    3. John R. Martin born Nov 1837 d.Jan 1901 married Mary Jennings
    with children: Nancy Jane Martin.
    4. Mary A. Martin
    5. Frances E.Martin
    6. Malainda E.Martin
    7. Hannah C. Martin married Franklin M. Walker
    8. Charles H.T.Martin
    9. George Taylor Martin married Martha E. Davis
    10.Henry A.C.Martin

    B. William Martin born 1812 Warren Co TN died 1869 Union Co MO
    married Letha Hart b.1812 Bedford Co TN died 1888 Union Co MO,
    daughter of Henry and Nancy Rainey Hart.
    Children of Wm. & Letha:
    1. Nancy Caroline Martin b.Oct 1834 TN d.Jan 1915 Atoka OK
    married Andrew Douglas b. 1824 TN d.1900 OK
    Children: William R., Matthew, Clerrindia, Minerva, Milly
    James, Mary Francis, Leatha, John Richard, Nancy Jane, and
    Martha Isibell.
    2. Eleanor Martin
    3. James Martin b.1835 TN d. 1896 AR married Nancy Sanders b.
    1848 ILL,dau. of Peter and Jane Moody Sanders of TN.
    Children of James and Nancy:Dialphia, Jefferson, Susan, Frances,
    Leatha Catherine, Sarah, Ehpriam, Thomas, Elizabeth, Bartholomew.
    4. Catherine Martin -died infancy
    5. Ovtavia Martin -died infancy
    6. Mahala Martin -died infancy
    7. Perlina Martin b.1851 MO d.1916 Leonia ID married James Edward
    Stewart b.1853 MO d.1916 ID.
    Children: William Thomas, Clarissa, Charles Edward,Luther.
    8. Hannah Martin

    C. Elizabeth Martin b.1820 lived in Dade Co MO married Thomas Ross

    D. Mahala Martin b. 1820 Warren Co TN d. 1898 Texas Co MO married
    Edd Thomas Johnson b. 1820 NC d.1887 MO.
    Children: Mary Elizabeth, Phamy, Letha,Thomas,Wm.Larry,James Burton,
    Nancy Margaret,Almeda.

    E.Nancy Martin b.1825 TN d.1888 Texas Co MO married Abraham Hilterbrand
    b.1820 OH d.1882 MO.
    Children:Samuel,John,Alexander,Mary,James H.,Mahala C.,Jefferson,
    Laura Belle.

    F.Samuel Martin b.after 1826 TN married Rebecca ?.Married 1839 White
    Co TN. Did not go with family to MO. No other info.
    Thanks again-Ann

    James married Elender Yokum 15 Nov 1802, Wayne County, Kentucky. Elender (daughter of Jesse Ray Yocum and Diana How) was born (CIRCA 1775), (KY). [Group Sheet]


  18. 87.  Elender Yokum was born (CIRCA 1775), (KY) (daughter of Jesse Ray Yocum and Diana How).
    Children:
    1. 43. Hannah Martin was born 9 Mar 1803, Warren County, Kentucky; died 20 May 1889, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. George W. Martin was born 0___ 1804, Kentucky; died 0___ 1861.
    3. Alexander Strong "Alex" Martin, II was born 0___ 1806, Kentucky; died 20 Nov 1871, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    4. Mary Martin was born 0___ 1810, Kentucky; died 7 Dec 1889, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    5. William Martin was born 0___ 1812, Tennessee; died 0___ 1869, Union, Missouri.

  19. 88.  Nicholas Gillentine was born 0___ 1776, Halifax County, Virginia (son of William G. Gillingtine and Margaret Hurt); died 8 May 1824, McNairy County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Military: War of 1812 Veteran

    Notes:

    TERRY-GILLENTINE CONNECTION
    SueTiffany@AOL.com

    I am looking for the parents of JANE ELIZABETH TERRY (or ELIZABETH JANE TERRY) was born ca 1777 possibly in Anson Co., North Carolina. I believe her mother's name was Elizabeth LEAKE/LAKE and that Jane was named for her and that Jane went by her middle name. Jane married NICHOLAS GILLENTINE born ca 1775 in Halifax, VA. (Bible records of his and JANE'S son TERRY GILLENTINE).

    Several records show JANE near or in the same town or mention her in the same paragraph as JOSEPH TERRY and JESSE TERRY in Tennessee (The Records of Pittsylvania County), but they do not state their relationship, if any.

    JANE ELIZABETH TERRY died 1 May 1859 in McNairy Co., Tennessee.
    NICHOLAS GILLENTINE died 8 May 1834 in McNairy Co., TN. Nicholas fought in the War of 1812. His parents were WILLIAM G. GILLENTINE and MARGARET HURT. (William Albert Gillentine's Bible) JANE ELIZABETH TERRY AND NICHOLAS GILLENTINE had the following children:

    1. JOHN GILLENTINE, Squire b. 16 Nov 1797, Grainger Co., TN m. MARY"POLLY" MARTIN.
    2. TERRY GILLENTINE b. 17 Apr 1799 in Van Buren Co., TN m. SARAH "SALLY" LEWIS.
    3. ELIZABETH GILLENTINE b. 5 Dec 1800 in TN m. JESSE HASTON.
    4. MARGARET GILLENTINE b. 8 Dec 1802 in TN m. ROBERT GAMBLE.
    5. MARY "POLLY" GILLENTINE b. 21 Feb 1805 in Spencer, TN m. BARKLEY M. BALLARD.
    6. RICHARD LEAK GILLENTINE (LEAK is a family name, but I haven't been able to connect with it yet.) b. 29 Jan 1806 in White Co., TN m. SIDNEY LIANA STOVALL.
    7. MARTHA GILLENTINE b. 12 Apr 1808 m. BENJAMIN JAMES SANDLIN.
    8. JOSEPH NICHOLAS GILLENTINE b. 18 Feb 1810 in White Co. TN. m. LOUISA BRUMBELOW.
    9. JANSEE (JANE) GILLENTINE b. 22 Dec 1811 d. 8 Jan 1812.
    10. ANNA GILLENTINE b. 9 Sept 1813, TN m. WILLIAM Y. LEE.
    11. SUSANNA J. GILLENTINE b. 27 Jan 1815 m. the REVEREND JESSE EVERETT HICKMAN.
    12. RACHEL GILLENTINE b. 16 Jul 1817 m. JOHN COLEMAN.
    13. SARAH SALLY GILLENTINE b. 29 Nov 1819, White Co., TN m. WILLIAM INGRAM.
    14. WILLIAM THROCKMORTON GILLENTINE b. 29 Oct 1822 TN.

    I've searched for JANES's parents for 40 years (since I was 12 years old).
    Some researchers have "suggested" JOSEPH TERRY and JUDITH CRAWFORD,
    JAMES TERRY m. to ELIZABETH LEAK, RICHARD LEAK TERRY, and JOHN TERRY who died in White Co., TN in 1831 as parents for JANE.

    I know the family has to be one who married into the LEAKS as that is a given name for several generations that follow Jane Elizabeth TERRY. Every given name in the family of JAMES TERRY and ELIZABETH LEAKE'S family is found in JANE ELIZABETH and NICHOLAS GILLENTINE's family. If you have any information that would help me connect my grandmother to her parents, I would be most appreciative. Also the NATHANIEL TERRY line that is married into the LEAKE line is possible.

    The information I have on JANE ELIZABETH is quite documented. Mr. EUGENE WISEMAN and his chief researcher, MARY ELIZABETH BARNES, GILLENTINE cousins to me, are very conscientous about their data.

    "NICHOLAS GILLENTINE, born 1776 in Halifax Co, died 8 May 1834 in NcNairy Co., TN. He married on 20 Oct 1796 to ELIZABETH JANE TERRY. (She was born ca 1777 and died 5 Jan 1839 in McNairy County, TN). The migration of this family can be documented by use of census and tax list records. In the 1799 tax list of Grainger Co, TN we find NICHOLAS, along with his CHISUM cousins. In 1804 NICHOLAS is in Knox Co., TN and by 1807 he, along with JESSE TERRY (kin to his wife?) and ELIJAH CHISUM is in White County, TN. The following account is from Memorable Historical Accounts of White County (TN) and Area, by E. G. Rogers (page 3) "The first court was held in the house of JOSEPH TERRY who also provided the convenience of a small log jail. In 1809, however, the Legislature passed as act establishing Sparta and providing that it should be the county seat of White County. Commissioners were elected to lay off the town. These were .... and NICHOLAS GILLENTINE."

    The 1820 Census of White Co., TN lists NICHOLAS GILLENTINE with 2 males 10 to 16, 1 male 16 to 26, 1 female 16 to 18, 1 female 26 to 45, and one female over 45. By 1825 the Hopewell Baptist Church near Danville, Alabama membership lists includes NICHOLAS GILLENTINE, SR., JANE GILLENTINE, RICHARD LEAK GILLENTINE, NICHOLAS GILLENTINE, JR., MARTHA GILLENTINE, and ANNE GILLENTINE.

    The 1830 Census of McNairy Co., TN gives NICHOLAS GILLENTINE 1 male 5 to 10, 1 male 20 to 30, and 1 male 50 to 60, 2 females 10 to 15, 1 female 50 to 60 and 1 female 60 to 70 (this last probably his mother MARGARET who did not die until 1834). The records of the Bethel Church of Christ in White Co., TN indicate that part of NICHOLAS's family remained in that area, since JOHN GILLENTINE, NICHOLAS's oldest son, and John's wife MARY are members of that church in 1825.

    The children of NICHOLAS AND ELIZABETH JANE (TERRY) GILLENTINE FROM THE TERRY GILLENTINE BIBLE are: JOHN GILLENTINE, CATHERYN GILLENTINE, ELIZABETH GILLENTINE, ELLEANOR GILLENTINE, ANNE GILLENTINE, etc."

    The Bible also shows births, marriages, and death dates. NICHOLAS's grandfather NICHOLAS GILLINGTON died testate leaving two wills and naming his children and some of his grandchildren. I have a transcript of his Will written and registered in Halifax County, VA, dated October 21, 1772.
    From the court records of Van Buren County (6 Apr 1840 to 3 Aug 1840) it is learned that the General Assembly of the United States established the County of Van Buren, and authorized Justices of the peace. JOHN GILLENTINE was appointed commissioner for the town of Spencer. He was chairman of the county Court for a long period, helped establish Burrett College and was president of its board of trustees. (from Burrett, our Alma Mater, by EFFIE GILLENTINE, pg. 22)

    Another cousin has access to the Bible Records of JOHN GILLENTINE, son of JANE and NICHOLAS and their children are again given. In King William County, VA NICHOLAS GILLENTINE (NICHOLAS GILLENTINE m. to ELIAZBETH JANE TERRY'S grandfather), Capt. THOMAS TERRY, Capt. JAMES TERRY, JOHN HURT, POWELL'S ford adj Maulden and Norment's line. NICHOLAS is again mentiond in Caroline Co., VA 1733/34 with THOMAS TERRY, JOSEPH TERRY AND JUDITH (CRAWFORD) TERRY.

    In 1740 NICHOLAS surveyor of road. In 1742 Caroline Co., NICHOLAS and wife, acknowledge their release of land to SAMUEL NORMENT, JAMES COLLINS, GEORGE TRIBBLE, JOHN MACGREGO, THOMAS TERRY AND JOHN HUBBARD. Amelia Co., VA 1743, NICHOLAS GILLENTINE, JOHN AND ANN BROWN, RICHARD ECHOLES, SAMUEL TERRY, HANCE HENDRICK, ELISHA ESTES, ABRAHAM HURT, THOMAS PREWET, STEPHEN COLLINS, BENJAMIN HENDRICK, JOHN CHISUM, JOHN HURT, WILLIAM ECHOLES, WILLIAM GOOCH, SQ. JOSEPH TERRY, JOHN GILLENTINE, ANN GILLENTINE. JOHN GILLENTINE appointed surveyor of road.

    Halifax Co, VA 1752 JOHN GUILLINTINE, RICHARD ECHOLLS, JAMES TERRY, Antrim Parish records; 1753 NATHANIEL TERRY, in 1754 JOHN GILLINGTON resigns his vestrymanship (page 124 of Vestry Book of Antrim Parish of Halifax Co., VA.
    Then part of a page is missing--it goes on JOSEPH COLLINS, SPILLSBEE, then
    JOHN GILLENTINE'S will, ISAAC MARTIN, JOHEPH ECKOLS, BENJAMIN HUBBARD, ELIZABETH TRIBBLE. In 1781 JOSEPH TERRY, MOSES TERRY, JAMES LEEK, CHAMP TERRY.

    Amelia Co, VA 1754 JOEL HURT came into court and chose GEORGE BOOKER for guardian, together with NICHOLAS GILLINGTINE, his security record bond (Order book 3 p. 176). WILLIAM HILLSMAN, JANE HENDRICK. 1755 at a court held Mar 27, 1755 JOHN HURT, orphan of JOHN HURT chose NICHOLAS GUILLINTON as his guardian (order book 4 p. I) WILLIAM HILLSMAN, WILLIAM ECHOLES.

    Halifax Co., VA 1775 William and Susanna Gillentine to Moza Hurt of Bedford Co., VA 1776 Halifax Co., NICHOLAS GILLENTINE, son of WILLIAM and MARGARET (HURT) GILLENTINE m. ELIZABETH JANE TERRY.

    1743 Amelia Co., VA Deed of land, from NICHOLAS GUILLINTINE to JOHN GUILLINTINE, ABRAHAM ECHOLLES. 1771 Amelia Co, VA Will book I, page 71 first will for NICHOLAS GILLINGTON Nov 2, 1771.

    These are court records researched by Mary Elizabeth Barnes. Perhaps this information sheds some light on JANE's parents. It certainly establishes a long relationship of the GILLENTINES with the TERRY family. I know the family has to be one who married into the Leaks as that is a given name. Every given name in James Terry and Elizabeth Leake's family is found in Jane Elizabeth and Nicholas Gillentine's family. If you have any information that would help me connect my grandmother to her parents, I would be most appreciative if you would share it with me. Also the Nathaniel Terry line that is married into the Leak line is possible.

    Do you have any TERRYS in your files? I would like to receive them because once I find Jane's parents, I'll probably need them! Any help? Ideas?

    It's all appreciated!

    Thanks, SueTiffany@AOL.com

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    Birth:
    View Map & History of Halifax County, Virginia ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halifax_County,_Virginia

    Nicholas married Elizabeth Jane Terry 20 Oct 1796, Halifax County, Virginia. Elizabeth (daughter of John Terry and Elizabeth Bounds) was born 0___ 1779, (Anson County) North Carolina; died 5 Jan 1839, McNairy County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  20. 89.  Elizabeth Jane Terry was born 0___ 1779, (Anson County) North Carolina (daughter of John Terry and Elizabeth Bounds); died 5 Jan 1839, McNairy County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Jane Elizabeth Terry
    • Alt Death: 1 May 1859, McNairy County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Married:
    View Map & History of Halifax County, Virginia ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halifax_County,_Virginia

    Children:
    1. 44. John "Squire John" Gillentine was born 16 Nov 1797, Grainger County, Tennessee; died 2 Jul 1870, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Gillentine Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    2. Terry Gillentine was born 17 Apr 1799, Grainger County, Tennessee; died 8 Nov 1886, Livingston, Overton County, Tennessee; was buried Goodhope Cemetery, Livingston, Overton County, Tennessee.
    3. Elizabeth Gillentine was born 5 Dec 1800, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 2 Feb 1847.
    4. Margaret Gillentine was born 8 Dec 1802, White County, Tennessee; died 22 Mar 1871, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Forsythe Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    5. Mary "Polly" Gillentine was born 21 Feb 1805, Spencer, Van Buren County, Tennessee; died 8 Feb 1848.
    6. Richard Leak Gillentine was born 29 Nov 1806, White County, Tennessee; died 17 Aug 1877, (Itawamba County) Mississippi; was buried Keyes Cemetery, Itawamba County, Mississippi.
    7. Martha Gillentine was born 12 Apr 1808, (Van Buren County) Tennessee.
    8. Joseph Nicholas Gillentine was born 18 Feb 1810, White County, Tennessee; died 16 Nov 1879, Texas.
    9. Jansee (Jane) Gillentine was born 22 Dec 1811, (White County) Tennessee; died 8 Jan 1812, (White County) Tennessee.
    10. Anna Gillentine was born 9 Sep 1813, (White County) Tennessee.
    11. Susanna J. Gillentine was born 27 Jan 1815, (White County) Tennessee; died 1 Aug 1869.
    12. Rachel Gillentine was born 16 Jul 1817, (White County) Tennessee; died 0Sep 1850.
    13. Sarah "Sally" Gillentine was born 29 Nov 1819, White County, Tennessee.
    14. William Throckmorton Gillentine was born 29 Oct 1822, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 0___ 1861.

  21. 90.  FNU Martin was born (Virginia); died (Virginia).

    FNU married FNU Ballard (Virginia). FNU was born (Virginia); died (Virginia). [Group Sheet]


  22. 91.  FNU Ballard was born (Virginia); died (Virginia).
    Children:
    1. 45. Mary "Polly" Martin was born 15 Mar 1790, Virginia; died 23 Sep 1832, Van Buren County, Tennessee.

  23. 92.  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].

    more...

    "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]


  24. 93.  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. 46. 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. 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.


Generation: 8

  1. 128.  Earlier Byars Antecedents was born (Virginia); died (Virginia).

    Notes:

    The children listed are not necessarily siblings but are related according to DNA testing...Martha Byars

    Earlier married unnamed spouse(s) (Virginia). unnamed was born (Virginia); died (Virginia). [Group Sheet]


  2. 129.  unnamed spouse(s) was born (Virginia); died (Virginia).
    Children:
    1. William Byars was born Abt 1736, (Hanover County, Virginia); died 1794-1795, Burke County, North Carolina.
    2. James Byars was born 0___ 1740, Hanover County, Virginia; died 0___ 1823, Rutherford County, North Carolina.
    3. 64. Nathan Byars was born 0___ 1749, Granville County, North Carolina; died 15 Aug 1846, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried Cowpens National Battlefield, Chesnee, South Carolina.

  3. 130.  Burgess Harrelson was born 0___ 1718, Hanover County, Virginia (son of Peter Harralson and Mary Chambers); died 9 Oct 1772, Orange County, North Carolina.

    Notes:

    Twelve children... http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/f/u/e/Andrew-T-Fuentes/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0392.html

    Burgess married Elizabeth Gaines 0___ 1740, (Orange County) North Carolina. Elizabeth was born 0___ 1720, Hanover County, Virginia. [Group Sheet]


  4. 131.  Elizabeth Gaines was born 0___ 1720, Hanover County, Virginia.
    Children:
    1. Elijah Harrelson was born Abt 1742, (Hanover County, Virginia); died 1778, (Virginia).
    2. Ezekiel Harrelson was born Abt 1746, Hanover County, Virginia; died 0Sep 1779, Caswell County, North Carolina.
    3. Elisheba Harrelson was born Abt 1742, Hanover County, Virginia.
    4. 65. Drucilla Harrelson was born 0___ 1744, (New Hanover County, North Carolina); died 0___ 1816.
    5. Jemima Harrelson was born Abt 1750, Hanover County, Virginia; died Abt 1777.

  5. 136.  Jonathan Hand was born 0___ 1700, Easthampton, Suffolk County, New York (son of Samuel Hand and Elizabeth LNU).

    Jonathan married Mary Margaret LNU ~ 1718, Easthampton, Suffolk County, New York. [Group Sheet]


  6. 137.  Mary Margaret LNU
    Children:
    1. 68. Uriah Hand was born 0___ 1735, Springfield, Union County, New Jersey; died Abt 1776, (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County) North Carolina.

  7. 144.  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]


  8. 145.  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. 72. Abraham Cantrell was born 0___ 1744, Virginia, a British Colony in America; 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

  9. 146.  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]


  10. 147.  Sarah LNU was born Abt 1720, North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Sary

    Children:
    1. 73. 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.

  11. 152.  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"
    September
    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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    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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    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.

    http://genforum.genealogy.com/magness/messages/58.html

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    more...

    http://boards.ancestry.com.au/surnames.magness/4.5.6.7.22.23.25/mb.ashx

    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]


  12. 153.  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

    10 Mar 2006:

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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. 76. 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.

  13. 154.  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]


  14. 155.  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. 77. 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.

  15. 72.  Abraham Cantrell was born 0___ 1744, Virginia, a British Colony in America (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]


  16. 73.  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. 78. 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.

  17. 158.  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.

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    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
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    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]


  18. 159.  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. 79. 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.

  19. 168.  Thomas Barnes was born 0___ 1756, Lincoln County, North Carolina.

    Notes:

    From:
    To:
    Subject: [TNWARREN] Lt. Isaac Barnes, s/o Charles Barnes and Susannah Smith
    Date: Sunday, July 28, 2002 1:50 AM

    Dear Wanda,

    While not a Barnes researcher per se, several of my direct lines and Barnes lines intermarried.

    This is the information that I have compiled from several different Barnes cousins.

    Generation 1

    John Barn b. 1661 in Surrey, England + Katherene O'Stoner. They had two children known to me to be

    William Barn and Thomas Barn b. 1695 in Surrey, England. I have no further information on Thomas.

    Generation 2

    Thomas Barn, above
    William Barn b. ca 1695 in Surrey, England + Dorothy Hansard. I list 4 children for them:

    Leonard b. 1709;
    Thomas b. 1711;
    Richard b. 1719 and
    John Barnes, Sr., who changed his name to Barnes b. 1712 in Essex, England.

    Generation 3

    John Barnes, Sr. b. 1712 in Essex, England who married 1737 in Plymouth, Massachusetts to Mary Plummer. They had 5 children known to me.

    Lydia b. 1750,
    John Barnes, Jr. b. 1751,
    Thomas Barnes b. 1756 in Lincoln, NC [more later],
    Hanner Barnes b. 1757, and
    Mary b. 1760.

    Generation 4

    Thomas Barnes b. 1756 in Lincoln, NC who married Margaret St. Jermyn.

    They had one child known to me who is William B. Barnes.

    Generation 5

    William B. Barnes b. 1780 in Edgecomb, NC, d. 1819 in Warren Co., TN. These are my notes for William: William B. Barnes born 1790 and died 1819 at Irving College in Warren County from burns in a powder mill explosion. He was one of the first to be buried at Shellsford Baptist Church (unmarked grave).

    He was married to Charity Philips. Children: Thomas, Mary, Sara, Charles, William, Jesse, Millery, and Eliza.

    More on William: From the William and Mary Quarterly (possible parents for William): June 28, 1785. --- Wm. Barnes & Mary, his wife, of Parish of Blissland, New Kent, to Wm. Place, of St. Paul's, Hanover, on Black Creek, Littleberry Wade's, & Turner Slaughter.

    Settler: 3 Aug 1812, Collins River Valley, Warren, TN

    Probably buried at the Shellsford Baptist Church. * The cemetery is located in Warren Co., TN SE of McMinnville in the Shellsford community on State Road
    127.

    Gen. 5 continued:

    William B. Barnes married Charity Phillips b. 24 Aug 1783 in Georgia and died 8 May 1871 in Warren Co., TN. She is probably buried in an unmarked grave in Shellsford Cemetery with her husband. These are my notes for Charity Phillips: BARNES, PHILLIPS

    posted by Sandi McDonnell on Sunday, May 30, 1999

    Charity PHILLIPS was born 24 August 1783 in Georgia. She married William B. BARNES in Warren Co., KY 7 Jul 1800. By 1806, they were in Warren Co., TN along with William and Sarah PHILLIPS, Charity's aunt and uncle. (William and Sara's daughters were Elizabeth, Charity and Millery)

    This Phillips family is related to Joel and Elizabeth Phillips of Wilkes Co., GA, and traces its roots back to the Phillips family of Richmond Co., VA. I am searching for Charity (b. 1787 d. 1871) Phillips's parents.

    Charity Phillips and William B. Barnes had 8 children known to me:

    Generation 6

    1. Thomas Barnes (1800-1881) + Hannah Martin (1803-1889), d/o James Martin
    b. 1774 in North Carolina and d. in Kentucky and Ellender Yokum b. 1778 in
    Kentucky. I have more information on this Martin and Yokum line should you
    be interested.

    2. Mary "Polly" Barnes (1805-1866) + Samuel Worthington. You probably have
    much more info here that will undoubtedly be more accurate than mine.

    3. Sarah "Sack" Barnes (ca 1807 TN/1860 Arkansas) + John Barnes with 8
    children.

    4. Charles Barnes (1809-1864) + Susannah Smith (1812-1896) d/o Isaac Smith
    and Brittania Savage. This couple is the parents of the Lt. Isaac Barnes who
    married Susannah Elinor Hill d/o Irving/Ervin Hill and Eleanor Morgan that
    you mentioned in you e-mail. I list 13 children for Lt. Isaac Barnes and
    Susannah Elinor Hill.

    5. William P. Barnes (1812-1882) + Margaret Hill, possibly related to
    Susannah above.

    6. Jesse Barnes (1813-1887) + 1) Selinda Fields, 2) STB White, 3) Bessie
    Campbell, and 4) STB Burger.

    7. Mildred "Millery" Barnes (1816-1863) + Henderson Safley

    8. Elizabeth "Eliza" Barnes (1819-1889) + Thomas S. Myers.

    Again, this information has been shared with me by several Barnes cousins and
    is not my original research. It might, however, be a good starting point for
    further research.

    Sincerely,

    Sue Tiffany
    ==========
    You wrote:

    In a message dated 07/27/2002 2:03:47 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
    TNWARREN-D-request@rootsweb.com writes:


    > Hi All,
    >
    > In digging around this evening (no pun intended) I found an Isaac Barnes
    > buried in the Barnes Cemetery at Irving College. He was listed as a member
    > of the 2nd D Co 35th Tenn. Infantry.
    >
    > In my files I have an Isaac Barnes who is the son of Charles Barnes (b. 1
    > Apr 1809) and Susannah Smith. This Charles sister was the brother of my GG
    > Grandmother, Mary (Polly) Barnes m. Samuel Worthington. I understand that
    > Charles and Mary's father William was killed in a powder mill explosion at
    > Irving College in 1819 and it really does seem like too much of a
    > coincidence.
    >
    > By chance, can someone tell me if these are the same person?
    >
    > Wanda (Worthington) VanderVeen
    >

    Thomas — Margaret St. Jermyn. [Group Sheet]


  20. 169.  Margaret St. Jermyn
    Children:
    1. 84. William B. Barnes was born 0___ 1780, Edgecombe County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1819, Warren County, Tennessee.

  21. 172.  Alexander Martin was born 1755.

    Alexander married unnamed spouse (CIRCA 1775). unnamed was born (CIRCA 1755). [Group Sheet]


  22. 173.  unnamed spouse was born (CIRCA 1755).
    Children:
    1. 86. James Martin was born 1775, Surry County, North Carolina; died Bef 1861, Missouri.

  23. 174.  Jesse Ray Yocum was born 0___ 1760, Betetourt, Virginia; died Abt 1840, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.

    Notes:

    Jesse Yocum is an ancestor iof my wife, Gina Chamberlain Ferstel. Jesse and Diana Denton Yocum came out to Louisiana from Kentucky between 1800 and 1810. Jesse applied for a revolutionary war veteran pension but was apparently turned down. Since he fought in the battle of Blue Licks and as held POW for nearly a year, he should have been eligible.

    (In addition, Jesse' brother Thomas Denton Yocum also migrated to Louisiana but moved to Texas where he lived in Liberty and Sour lake TX. He was part of the infamous Yocum Gang--> Check the "Handbook of Texas Online" on the Web for more information about Thomas).

    Jesse and Diana lived in north Louisiana in the parish(county) called Natchitoches. There son, Jesse, eventually migrated by 1850 to south Louisiana to Cameron Parish to the town of Grand Cheniere, where the family stayed and produced another son named Jesse, whose son Ross finally moved the entire family to Jefferson County, TX around 1916.

    I don't see any connection with the names you mentioned, but I hope this provides some help.

    Jack Ferstel
    Lafayette, LA


    Interesting account of the murderous Jesse and his notorious and infamous "Yocum Gang" ... http://www.ancientfaces.com/story/yocum-the-yocum-gang-family-story/385784

    Jesse married Diana How 12 May 1787, Mercer County, Kentucky. Diana was born 0___ 1762; died (Louisiana). [Group Sheet]


  24. 175.  Diana How was born 0___ 1762; died (Louisiana).

    Notes:

    Was Jesse her second marriage?

    Denton's Station -- This settlement was established by Thomas and Sarah Enton as early as 1776 on the waters of Shawnee Run, Mercer County, Kentucky. The land actually belonged to Diana Denton, widow of John Denton who had been killed by Indians.

    Notes:

    Married:
    by James How...

    Children:
    1. 87. Elender Yokum was born (CIRCA 1775), (KY).

  25. 176.  William G. Gillingtine was born 0___ 1745, Amelia County, Virginia (son of John G. Gillentine and Rachel Hendrick); died 0___ 1786, (Halifax County, Virginia).

    William married Margaret Hurt (CIRCA 1775), (Virginia). Margaret was born 0___ 1748, (Virginia); died 13 Aug 1834. [Group Sheet]


  26. 177.  Margaret Hurt was born 0___ 1748, (Virginia); died 13 Aug 1834.
    Children:
    1. 88. Nicholas Gillentine was born 0___ 1776, Halifax County, Virginia; died 8 May 1824, McNairy County, Tennessee.

  27. 178.  John Terry was born 1744-1745, (Virginia) (son of James Terry and Elizabeth Leake); died 0___ 1831, White County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Click here for John's lineage ... http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/15224945/family?cfpid=231958465&selnode=1

    John married Elizabeth Bounds (North Carolina). Elizabeth (daughter of Jesse A. Bounds and Nancy Ann Cole) was born 0___ 1750, North Carolina; died 0Oct 1840, White County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  28. 179.  Elizabeth Bounds was born 0___ 1750, North Carolina (daughter of Jesse A. Bounds and Nancy Ann Cole); died 0Oct 1840, White County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 89. Elizabeth Jane Terry was born 0___ 1779, (Anson County) North Carolina; died 5 Jan 1839, McNairy County, Tennessee.

  29. 184.  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.

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    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.

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    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]


  30. 185.  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. 92. 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).

  31. 186.  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
    Forum URL:http://www.genforum.com/wilcher/

    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.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    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]


  32. 187.  (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. 93. 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.