Edward Byars Harding, Jr.

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Edward Byars Harding, Jr.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Edward Byars Harding was born 20 Nov 1926, DeKalb County, Tennessee (son of Walter Parker Harding and Anna Lee "Annie" Byars); died 25 Jan 2007, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried 27 Jan 2007, Cagle-Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    HARDING, SR., Edward Byars - McMinnville resident and DeKalb County, TN native Edward Byars Harding, Sr., age 80, was born November 20, 1926 and died January 25, 2007 at his residence following a one-year illness.

    He was an electronics technician at A.E.D.C, a WWII veteran of the Merchant Marines and Korean War veteran of the United States Army.

    He was the son of the late Walter Park and Annie Lee Byars Harding.

    He was married March 16, 1963 to Mary Vernell Standefer Harding of McMinnville. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Byars Harding, Jr. of McMinnville; brother, Walter Parker Harding of Eugene, OR; half-brother, John Kenneth Jones of McMinnville and half sister, Doris Ann Grandy of Louisville, TN.

    Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 27, 2007 in High's Chapel. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Cagle, TN with full military honors to be administered by the American Legion Post 173 and VFW Post 5064.

    Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Friday and from 9:00 a.m. until time of service Saturday at High's.

    Edward married Martha Kiefler 0___ 1953, Kentucky; divorced 0___ 1962. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Martha Kiefler
    Children:
    1. 1. Edward Byars Harding, Jr.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Walter Parker Harding was born 12 Sep 1897, DeKalb County, Tennessee (son of James Waymon "Waymon" Harden and Arminta "Minty Jo" Grissom); died 7 Nov 1983, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee; was buried Lakewood Memorial Gardens, Hamilton County, Tennessee.

    Walter married Anna Lee "Annie" Byars 12 Sep 1919, DeKalb County, Tennessee; divorced (~ 1926), DeKalb County, Tennessee. Anna (daughter of John Watson "Pa" Byars and Julia Lee Cantrell) was born 27 Jan 1898, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 18 Oct 1996, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Anna Lee "Annie" ByarsAnna Lee "Annie" Byars was born 27 Jan 1898, DeKalb County, Tennessee (daughter of John Watson "Pa" Byars and Julia Lee Cantrell); died 18 Oct 1996, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

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    One of my great-aunts. Tee-tiny woman. Sweet personality and striking eyes. Favored me with her "tea-cakes", an ol' timey cookie. Always addressed her husband as "Mr. Jones"...DAH

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    From: "Ladye Hunter"
    To: "HENNESSEE David"
    Subject: Annie Lee Byars Harding Jones
    Date: Tuesday, March 05, 2002 2:18 AM

    David,

    I just found this and thought of you.

    Ladye Jane Hunter

    ANNIE LEE JONES

    Funeral services for Annie Lee Jones, 98, of the Gath Community in DeKalb County, who passed away Thursday Oct. 17, 1996, were conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 from the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home with interment at New Bildad Cemetery. Elder Paul Violet officiated.

    Mrs. Jones was born in DeKalb County to the late John and Julia Cantrell Byars.

    She was a homemaker and member of the Mt. View Baptist Church.

    She was preceded in death by her first husband, Walter Harding, and second husband, I.C. Jones, Sr.

    Survivors include her sons, Walter Harding of Crossville; Edward Harding and John Harding, both of McMinnville; daughter, Doris Grandey of Lewisville; step daughters, Rosa Nelson of Battlecreek, Mich., Eula Mae Bain and Hallie Bain, both of McMinnville; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

    Love-Cantrell Funeral Home of Smithville, Tenn., was in charge of the arrangements.

    CROSSVILLE CHRONICLE, Crossville, TN. October 1996.
    http://www.crossville-chronicle.com/archive/octob.htm

    Buried:
    Cemetery notes and/or description:

    From Smithville, take Hwy. 56 South for seven miles and turn east on Seven Springs Rd. Go about one mile and turn right. The cemetery is on the left.

    Children:
    1. Walter Parker "Junior" Harding, Jr. was born 17 Sep 1920, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 0___ 2013, Eugene, Lane County, Oregon; was buried Lane Memorial Gardens, Eugene, Lane County, Oregon.
    2. 2. Edward Byars Harding was born 20 Nov 1926, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 25 Jan 2007, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried 27 Jan 2007, Cagle-Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  James Waymon "Waymon" Harden was born 5 Aug 1874, DeKalb County, Tennessee (son of William "Billy" Hardin and Josephine "Josie" Parrish); died 7 Jul 1919, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Webb Cemetery, Bluff Springs, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Died:
    of dysentery

    James married Arminta "Minty Jo" Grissom 24 Dec 1896. Arminta (daughter of James M(onroe) Grissom and Altamira "Sis" Crain) was born 7 Jul 1877, White County, Tennessee; died 18 May 1917, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Webb Cemetery, Bluff Springs, Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Arminta "Minty Jo" Grissom was born 7 Jul 1877, White County, Tennessee (daughter of James M(onroe) Grissom and Altamira "Sis" Crain); died 18 May 1917, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Webb Cemetery, Bluff Springs, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Married:
    Not listed in DeKalb,Warren or White Co.

    Children:
    1. 4. Walter Parker Harding was born 12 Sep 1897, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 7 Nov 1983, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee; was buried Lakewood Memorial Gardens, Hamilton County, Tennessee.

  3. 10.  John Watson "Pa" ByarsJohn Watson "Pa" Byars was born 30 Sep 1869, DeKalb County, Tennessee (son of Perry Green Byars and Ascenith Potter); died 8 Apr 1931, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried 9 Apr 1931, New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Farmer
    • Religion: Primitive Baptist
    • Also Known As: Pa
    • Residence: 0___ 1910, Warren County, Tennessee
    • Residence: 0___ 1920, Warren County, Tennessee
    • Residence: 0___ 1930, Warren County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Mother remembers him as small in stature and bald...DAH

    During the 1930 census, Pa Byars enumerates himself as a "widower". This is curious as Julia died in 1949...DAH

    Religion:
    Primitive Baptists, are also known as Hard Shell Baptists, Anti-Mission Baptists, or Old School Baptists. The adjective "Primitive" in the name has the sense of "original".

    Buried:
    Cemetery notes and/or description:

    From Smithville, take Hwy. 56 South for seven miles and turn east on Seven Springs Rd. Go about one mile and turn right. The cemetery is on the left.

    John married Julia Lee Cantrell 19 Jan 1893, Pot Leg, DeKalb County, Tennessee. Julia (daughter of Robert Lee "Red Bob" Cantrell and Letta Ann "Lettie" Clonts) was born 9 May 1876, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 15 Dec 1949, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Julia Lee Cantrell was born 9 May 1876, DeKalb County, Tennessee (daughter of Robert Lee "Red Bob" Cantrell and Letta Ann "Lettie" Clonts); died 15 Dec 1949, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Residence: 0___ 1915, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee
    • Residence: 0___ 1940, Dibrell, Warren County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    About 5 '8" and thin. Wore her hair in a bun and dipped snuff...Marie Pond 3 Oct 2011
    Cannot locate any images of Julia...DAH

    end

    Abstracted from the "Southern Standard" by Margie Tucker;

    "MRS. JULIA BYARS DIES AT HER HOME;FRIDAY FUNERAL

    Funeral services for Mrs. Julia Cantrell Byars, 73, who died at the home of her son (Robert) in Smithville, Route 1, in the 16th district of Warren County, will be conducted from the New Bildad Church at 10 o'clock Friday morning. Burial will be in the New Bildad Cemetery.

    The services will be conducted by the Rev. Felix Cantrell.

    Mrs. Byars was the widow of the late John W. Byars, who died about 18 years ago, and the daughter of the late Bob and Letta Ann Cantrell of DeKalb County. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church.

    Survivors include two sons, Green Byars, of McMinnville and Bob Byars of Smithville, Route 1; and two daughters, Mrs. I. C. Jones of McMinnville, Route 1, and Mrs. Senia March of Washington, D.C.

    High Funeral Homes in charge of arrangements."

    end

    Julia spent about 30 years of her life in the Middle Tennessee Hospital for the Insane (now Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute) as did her mother, Lettie. Fire & flood destroyed all the records...DAH

    Her granddaughter, Lucile, remembers that she displayed obsessive-compulsive behavior. She would boil water (no soap), pour over the dishes and rinse several times. Lucile also remembers her grandmother's nightmares. Julia would take a stove-wood stick to bed with her to fend off critters as she feared rats or other inmates during her stay at the institution...DAH

    end

    Residence:
    Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute

    Residence:
    Civil District 16, Warren County

    Buried:
    Cemetery notes and/or description:

    From Smithville, take Hwy. 56 South for seven miles and turn east on Seven Springs Rd. Go about one mile and turn right. The cemetery is on the left.

    Children:
    1. Perry Green "Green" Byars was born 27 Jun 1894, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 12 Dec 1968, Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee; was buried 15 Dec 1968, Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. Robert Lee "Bob" Byars was born 6 May 1896, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 5 Feb 1979, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Keltonburg Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    3. 5. Anna Lee "Annie" Byars was born 27 Jan 1898, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 18 Oct 1996, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    4. Senith Mae "Senie" Byars was born 9 Sep 1900, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 1 Feb 1990, DeLand, Volusia County, Florida; was buried DeLand Memorial Gardens, DeLand, Volusia County, Florida.


Generation: 5

  1. 16.  William "Billy" Hardin was born 1849-1854, (DeKalb County) Tennessee (son of E. J. Harden and Elizabeth Knowles); died DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Webb Cemetery, Bluff Springs, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer

    William married Josephine "Josie" Parrish 15 Aug 1872, DeKalb County, Tennessee. Josephine (daughter of George Washington Parrish and Lucy Potter) was born 27 Dec 1855, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 16 Sep 1900, (DeKalb County) Tennessee; was buried Parrish Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 17.  Josephine "Josie" Parrish was born 27 Dec 1855, DeKalb County, Tennessee (daughter of George Washington Parrish and Lucy Potter); died 16 Sep 1900, (DeKalb County) Tennessee; was buried Parrish Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Listed as Head-of-Household in 1900 DeKalb Census...DAH

    Children:
    1. 8. James Waymon "Waymon" Harden was born 5 Aug 1874, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 7 Jul 1919, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Webb Cemetery, Bluff Springs, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. Tarlton Calvin "Tout" Hardin was born May 1879, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 4 Apr 1948, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Webb Cemetery, Bluff Springs, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. Parker Hardin was born September 1883, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    4. Charles Hardin was born October 1887, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 13 Jul 1927, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Webb Cemetery, Bluff Springs, Warren County, Tennessee.
    5. Lathan H. Hardin was born December 1893, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 20 Jun 1970, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Webb Cemetery, Bluff Springs, Warren County, Tennessee.

  3. 18.  James M(onroe) Grissom was born 12 Sep 1855, Van Buren County, Tennessee (son of Hartwell Brown Grissom and Mary "Polly" Phillips); died 19 Jan 1890, (White County) Tennessee; was buried Grissom Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer

    James married Altamira "Sis" Crain 7 Sep 1876, White County, Tennessee. Altamira (daughter of William Crain and Permelia Artie Moore) was born 2 Apr 1855, White County, Tennessee; died 30 Aug 1941, (White County, Tennessee); was buried Grissom Cemetery, White County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  4. 19.  Altamira "Sis" Crain was born 2 Apr 1855, White County, Tennessee (daughter of William Crain and Permelia Artie Moore); died 30 Aug 1941, (White County, Tennessee); was buried Grissom Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 9. Arminta "Minty Jo" Grissom was born 7 Jul 1877, White County, Tennessee; died 18 May 1917, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Webb Cemetery, Bluff Springs, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. Charles Grissom was born (BEFORE 1890), (White County) Tennessee.

  5. 20.  Perry Green ByarsPerry Green Byars was born 22 Nov 1845, DeKalb County, Tennessee (son of Harrel Byars and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Magness); died 25 Feb 1908, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Farmer
    • Religion: Primitive Baptist Elder
    • Also Known As: "Elder Perry Green"
    • Military: CSA Infantryman
    • Ordained: 18 Sep 1886, DeKalb County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    26 May 2007:

    Perry Green Byars, CSA Private of Co. "B", 23rd Tennessee Infantry

    History and Genealogy
    Military Records > DeKalb County Confederate Pension Applications

    NAME: Byars, Perry G.
    WIDOW: Byars, Senith
    PENSION #: W3428

    New Bildad Primitive Baptist to Celebrate 200 Years

    It's one of the oldest churches in DeKalb County and this week, the congregation of the New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church is celebrating 200 years of service to the Lord.

    Elder Ricky Arnold, pastor of the church, invites everyone to join them. "Starting this Thursday night, June 18th, the New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church celebrates it's 200th anniversary. The church was constituted in June 1809. It lettered from the Brush Creek Primitive Baptist Church, which is still in existence."

    "The New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church has been in the Seven Springs-Keltonburg community for 200 years now. We wanted to take the opportunity to celebrate and to thank God for His amazing Grace. In 200 years, the church has probably touched the lives of a lot of people and families that are here in DeKalb County. We'd love for those folks to come back and visit us."

    "The church divided in 1854 and the church that became known as Old Bildad changed their original church covenant but the church that became known as New Bildad still holds the church covenant and the Articles of Faith from 1809 and we still practice and worship as they did 200 years ago. We have a rich history and we want to thank God for that."

    I wish to extend many thanks to Elder Ricky Arnold, current Elder, of the New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church, for his explanation of "2-Seed" Primitive Baptist doctrines and providing a chronology of Perry Green's service to this church.

    Two Seed in the Spirit Predestinarian Baptists

    The 1893 and 1896 minutes identified the Caney Fork Association as an association of "Predestinarian Two Seed Baptists." Just how long it had been identified by this theological label and theology, we do not know. The Big Fork Church in its early years and other churches on the early Stockton Valley Association era certainly did not espouse this doctrine, which was not created until the mid-1820s.

    "This strange group was organized by Elder Daniel Parker of Virginia in the 1820's. Parker had been ordained in Tennessee in 1806, and labored there until 1817. Thereafter, he ministered in Illinois until 1836, where he edited a periodical known as Church Advocate. The latter years of his ministry were spent in Texas.

    While in Illinois, he had published in 1826 and 1829 two pamphlets setting forth his peculiar theory of the two seeds in Eve, imparted by god and Satan respectively. This was his explanation of the doctrine that some are predetermined to be saved and some to be lost. According to his teaching, Christ can reach sinners without the aid of ministers or organizations of any kind. He and his followers, however, believed in a ministry invested with "legal authority" through the laying on of hands by the presbytery acting for a gospel church. Many were opposed, nevertheless, to a paid clergy. Like Arminian Baptists, they followed the practice of footwashing, regarding it as an ordinance. White their number was not larger than thirteen thousand members at the close of the nineteenth century, they were to be found in twenty-four states, though most numerous in Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas. Their four hundred and seventy-three churches, with a property value of more than one hundred and seventy-two thousand dollars, were organized in fifty associations. The decline of extreme forms of Calvinism among Baptists is nowhere more clearly apparent than in the diminishing membership of this group which numbered a mere two hundred in 1945."

    Birth:
    Dekalb County was formed in 1837 from land in Cannon, Warren, and White counties, and is named for Johann von Robais, Baron de Kalb.

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    Incorporated Towns in Dekalb County: Smithville, Alexandria, Liberty, and Dowelltown

    Unincorporated Communities: Allens Chapel, Antioch, Bethel, Belk, Blue Springs, Bluhmtown, Buckners Chapel, Cherry Hill, Cross Roads, Dismal, Dry Creek, Helton, Indian Mound, Jefferson, Keltonburg, Laurel Hill, Midway, Mt. Moriah, Pisgah, Phillipi, Shiney Rock, Snows Hill, Temperance Hall, Watkins, Williams Crossroads, Young Bend

    Religion:
    Primitive Baptists, are also known as Hard Shell Baptists, Anti-Mission Baptists, or Old School Baptists. The adjective "Primitive" in the name has the sense of "original".

    Military:
    CSA Private of Co. "B", 23rd Tennessee Infantry

    Ordained:
    as an Elder of the New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church

    Buried:
    Cemetery notes and/or description:

    From Smithville, take Hwy. 56 South for seven miles and turn east on Seven Springs Rd. Go about one mile and turn right. The cemetery is on the left.

    Perry married Ascenith Potter 20 Feb 1866, DeKalb County, Tennessee. Ascenith (daughter of Watson Cantrell Potter and Harriet Magness) was born 14 Oct 1844, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 24 Oct 1913, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  6. 21.  Ascenith PotterAscenith Potter was born 14 Oct 1844, DeKalb County, Tennessee (daughter of Watson Cantrell Potter and Harriet Magness); died 24 Oct 1913, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Religion: Primitive Baptist
    • Also Known As: Senith

    Notes:

    Religion:
    Primitive Baptists, are also known as Hard Shell Baptists, Anti-Mission Baptists, or Old School Baptists. The adjective "Primitive" in the name has the sense of "original".

    Buried:
    Cemetery notes and/or description:

    From Smithville, take Hwy. 56 South for seven miles and turn east on Seven Springs Rd. Go about one mile and turn right. The cemetery is on the left.

    Notes:

    Married:
    by his uncle , P. G. Magness, Jr., M.G.

    Residence (Family):
    in District 5

    Children:
    1. William Harrell "Harrell" Byars, Sr. was born 21 Nov 1867, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 20 Feb 1947, Marion County, Tennessee; was buried New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    2. 10. John Watson "Pa" Byars was born 30 Sep 1869, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 8 Apr 1931, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried 9 Apr 1931, New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    3. Joseph L. "Joe" Byars was born 0___ 1872, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 29 Apr 1942, Oroville, Butte County, California.
    4. Floyd Byars was born 6 Aug 1873, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 8 Sep 1966, Stroud, Lincoln County, Oklahoma; was buried Stroud Cemetery, Stroud, Lincoln County, Oklahoma.
    5. Julius Ceasar "Ceasar" Byars was born 8 Jun 1875, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 18 Mar 1944, Denton, Denton County, Texas; was buried 20 Mar 1944, Roselawn Memorial Park, Denton, Denton County, Texas.
    6. L(eander) Poper "Pope" Byars was born 27 Jun 1877, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 30 Jul 1945, Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas; was buried Burkburnett Cemetery, Burkburnett, Wichita County, Texas.
    7. Samuel Byars was born 13 Feb 1879, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died Bef 1952.
    8. Perry Green "Doc" Byars, Jr. was born 13 Feb 1879, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 1 Dec 1958, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.
    9. Mary Elizabeth Byars was born 8 Mar 1881, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 23 Jun 1952, Oak Ridge, Anderson County, Tennessee; was buried New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    10. Harriet Etta Byars was born 30 Oct 1882, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 15 Oct 1933, Seven Springs Hotel, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

  7. 22.  Robert Lee "Red Bob" Cantrell was born 0Jul 1849, DeKalb County, Tennessee (son of Peter Green Cantrell and Mary E. "Polly" Cantrell); died 0___ 1878, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Keltonburg Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Reference, "The Cantrill-Cantrell Genealogy", by Susan Cantrill Christie. Later revised by J.R. and Jackie Cantrell, further revised in 1973 by Joseph Caten.

    1860 DeKalb County Census, p. 57, lists a "Robert, 11, TN"...

    Doesn't appear in any census after 1870. He probably died before 1880...DAH.

    Robert married Letta Ann "Lettie" Clonts 15 Dec 1870, DeKalb County, Tennessee. Letta (daughter of John William "Johnnie" Clonts, Sr. and Mahala Caroline Hembree) was born 15 Jun 1851, Ellijay, Gilmer County, Georgia; died Aft 1926, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee; was buried Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  8. 23.  Letta Ann "Lettie" Clonts was born 15 Jun 1851, Ellijay, Gilmer County, Georgia (daughter of John William "Johnnie" Clonts, Sr. and Mahala Caroline Hembree); died Aft 1926, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee; was buried Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Lettie was enumerated with her older sister, Lucinda and her husband, Peter Cantrell, in the "Blue Springs" district of DeKalb County, in 1870...DAH.
    IGI identifies her mother as "Mahala C.".

    5 Oct 2011:

    Telephone conversation with "Junior" Harding - tells me that he remembers seeing her when is was about 6 years old. That put a date to her death...DAH

    Years ago I contacted the intitution where she was committed to ascertain her exact mental condition however was informed that there had been a fire, flood & hurricane which destroyed all records...DAH

    7 Oct 2011:

    Spoke to Bruce Gilmore at the Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute. He told me that the "Central State Hospital Cemetery" is no longer extant. His predecessor did collect 200 records of the 1600 persons buried in this graveyard which began during the Civil War. Alas, no records for Lettie...DAH

    Cannot remember the source who told me that she was committed to the insane asylum and was buried in Nashville. Did contact the Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute for any paper work they would have on Lettie. Was informed that two separate fires had destroyed most of their case histories. DAH

    http://www.tngenweb.org/poor/

    State Mental Hospitals

    Tennessee’s first facility for the mentally ill, Tennessee Lunatic Asylum, opened in 1840 Nashville as the eleventh institution for mentally ill in United States. Dorothea Dix, American activist on behalf of the indigent insane, visited Tennessee in 1847 and found Nashville asylum deficient. She implored the Legislature to purchase a larger site for a new hospital. The next year Legislature appropriated $40,000 for new hospital for insane. A site purchased on Murfreesboro Turnpike southeast of Nashville. Tennessee Hospital for the Insane (now Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute) opened with 60 patients transferred from old asylum.

    17 Oct 2010:

    found Lettie enumerated with 2nd husband in the 1880 DeKalb Co.,TN census, p. 85. Cited with three children of her husband's previous marriage...DAH

    Buried:
    Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute

    Died:
    Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute

    Notes:

    Married:
    ,by James M.Dulaney,M.G.

    Children:
    1. Mary Helen Cantrell was born 25 Mar 1872, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1899, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Fuston Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    2. John Arval "Arval" Cantrell was born 14 Mar 1874, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 18 Aug 1918, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried 19 Aug 1918, Fuston Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    3. 11. Julia Lee Cantrell was born 9 May 1876, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 15 Dec 1949, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.


Generation: 6

  1. 32.  E. J. Harden was born (Tennessee); died 0___ 1849, (White County, Tennessee).

    E. married Elizabeth Knowles White County, Tennessee. Elizabeth (daughter of John (William) Knowles, Jr. and Mahala Hardin) was born 7 Nov 1813, White County, Tennessee; died 1 Mar 1863, White County, Tennessee; was buried Hutson Cemetery #3, Walling, White County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 33.  Elizabeth Knowles was born 7 Nov 1813, White County, Tennessee (daughter of John (William) Knowles, Jr. and Mahala Hardin); died 1 Mar 1863, White County, Tennessee; was buried Hutson Cemetery #3, Walling, White County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    E.M. Hutson,b.1853,is enumerated in the 1860 household of Isaiah. Wallace
    opines that E.M. was Elizabeth's child as they had no issue...DAH

    Children:
    1. Jasper Harden was born 0___ 1840, White County, Tennessee.
    2. DeZion Hardin was born 14 Jan 1844, (White County) Tennessee; died 2 Feb 1889, White County, Tennessee; was buried Mount Pisgah Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    3. 16. William "Billy" Hardin was born 1849-1854, (DeKalb County) Tennessee; died DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Webb Cemetery, Bluff Springs, Warren County, Tennessee.

  3. 34.  George Washington Parrish was born 28 Mar 1806, North Carolina (son of Johnson Parrish and Amy LNU); died 0___ 1856, (DeKalb County) Tennessee; was buried Parrish Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer

    Notes:

    1840 DeKalb Census: 10001-01001

    George married Lucy Potter 29 Mar 1830, (Warren County) Tennessee. Lucy (daughter of Tilman Potter and Elizabeth Cantrell) was born 28 Oct 1810, Warren County, Tennessee; died 6 Feb 1880, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Parrish Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  4. 35.  Lucy Potter was born 28 Oct 1810, Warren County, Tennessee (daughter of Tilman Potter and Elizabeth Cantrell); died 6 Feb 1880, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Parrish Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. Mary Parish was born 1831, Tennessee.
    2. Elizabeth Parish was born 1833, Tennessee.
    3. Tarlton Parrish was born 12 Oct 1835, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 23 May 1887, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    4. Kezziah A. "Kizzy" Parish was born 1843, Tennessee.
    5. William Riley "Riley" Parish was born 1845, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    6. James Elbert Parish was born 0___ 1846, (DeKalb County) Tennessee; died 6 Apr 1877, (DeKalb County) Tennessee.
    7. Tyresa J. Parrish was born 1848, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    8. Thomas Franklin Parish was born July 1850, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    9. 17. Josephine "Josie" Parrish was born 27 Dec 1855, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 16 Sep 1900, (DeKalb County) Tennessee; was buried Parrish Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    10. Louvernia Parish was born 25 Apr 1856, (DeKalb County) Tennessee; died 5 Jan 1925, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Keltonburg Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

  5. 36.  Hartwell Brown Grissom was born 15 Apr 1826, Tennessee; died 11 Jun 1905, White County, Tennessee; was buried Grissom Cemetery Cemetery, White Co., TN.

    Notes:

    11 Nov 2001:

    I am searching for parents of Hartwell Brown Grissom b. 4/15/1826, d.6/11/1905 in White Co., TN. Married Mary Phillips 1845 in Wilson Co. Tn. Their children were: Margaret Jane, Augusta Ann, Parthena, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, & Martha Ellen.

    In some notes of my g-aunt she only states that Billy Grissom and Martha Goad were the parents of Hartwell. She gave no dates or listed any other children.

    If anyone has any info on this line of Grissoms, I cerainly would appreciate your sharing it with me.

    Bobbye
    bobbyeh713@aol.com


    Posted: 10 Dec 2001 12:10PM GMT
    Classification: Query
    Edited: 5 Feb 2003 5:44PM GMT
    I am searching for the parents & siblings of Hartwell Brown Grissom b. 4/15/1826, d. 6/11/1905 in White Co. Tn. m. mary Phillips in Wilson Co. Tn 12/31/1845; b.2/1/1823, d.10/14/1890 in White Co. Hartwell also m. Jane Denton 5/30/1891 in White Co.

    Hartwell & Mary's children:
    Margaret Jane b.2/10/1847, d. 5/13/1887 White Co.TN; m. Darius B. Clark 11/19/1859 & Archibald G. Robbins 8/24/1871
    Augusta Ann b.12/26/1849; m. Thomas W. Jones
    Parthena b.9/27/1851; m. William J. Hutson
    Thomas Jefferson b. 6/26/1853; m. Maggie E. Halterman
    James Monroe b. 9/12/1855, d. 1/19/1890; m. Altamira Crain
    Martha Ellen, b. 11/12/1855, d. 8/21/1924; William Jarvis

    Hartwell is my gg-grandfather & his oldest daughter Margaret Jane is my greatmother. I have found some indication that this line of Grissoms migrated from NC to TN. Apparently they were in Wilson CO TN before coming to White CO since Hartwell he married in Wilson CO.

    I found some of my great aunt's notes that stated that Billy Grissom and Martha Goad was Hartwell's parents, no dates, location, no name of Hartwell's wife, just the names of his children. With so little to go on has made it almost impossible to find info on them. She was 90 yrs. old when she copied these notes for my mother and I'm beginning to believe that she made a mistake on Hartwell's parents.

    I hope someone can shed some light on this family & will share the info with me. Any and all information will be greatly appreciated.

    Please email me at: bobbyeh713@aol.com

    Hartwell married Mary "Polly" Phillips 31 Dec 1845, Wilson County, Tennessee. Mary was born 1 Feb 1823; died 14 Oct 1890, White County, Tennessee; was buried Grissom Cemetery Cemetery, White Co., TN. [Group Sheet]


  6. 37.  Mary "Polly" Phillips was born 1 Feb 1823; died 14 Oct 1890, White County, Tennessee; was buried Grissom Cemetery Cemetery, White Co., TN.

    Notes:

    Click here to view Mary's antecedents ... https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/SBD3-8KJ

    Children:
    1. 18. James M(onroe) Grissom was born 12 Sep 1855, Van Buren County, Tennessee; died 19 Jan 1890, (White County) Tennessee; was buried Grissom Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    2. Thomas Jefferson Grissom was born 20 Jun 1853, (White County) Tennessee; died 3 Dec 1898, White County, Tennessee; was buried Jericho Cemetery, Quebeck, White County, Tennessee.

  7. 38.  William Crain was born 0Jan 1825, (White County) Tennessee (son of Charles Crain and Margaret Bosson); was buried Siloam Springs,Benton Co.,AR.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: carpenter

    Notes:

    No proof that he is the son of Charles, however, his first son is named,
    "Charles"...DAH

    William married Permelia Artie Moore 9 May 1852, White County, Tennessee. Permelia (daughter of Samuel Alexander "Alex" Moore, Jr. and Mary "Polly" Templeton) was born 24 Mar 1833, White County, Tennessee; died 1 Feb 1920, Walling, White County, Tennessee; was buried Moore Cove Cemetery, White County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  8. 39.  Permelia Artie Moore was born 24 Mar 1833, White County, Tennessee (daughter of Samuel Alexander "Alex" Moore, Jr. and Mary "Polly" Templeton); died 1 Feb 1920, Walling, White County, Tennessee; was buried Moore Cove Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Artie Moore Crain
    • Birth: 24 May 1835, White County, Tennessee

    Children:
    1. Charles Bosson Crain was born 11 Apr 1853, Walling, White County, Tennessee; died 21 Apr 1923, Inola, Rogers Co., OK.
    2. 19. Altamira "Sis" Crain was born 2 Apr 1855, White County, Tennessee; died 30 Aug 1941, (White County, Tennessee); was buried Grissom Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    3. Andrew M. "Andy" Crain was born 24 Jun 1867, White County, Tennessee; died 20 Nov 1940, (Warren County) Tennessee; was buried Fuston Cemetery, Gath, Warren County, Tennessee.
    4. William Ransom Crain, Jr. was born 4 Mar 1865, White County, Tennessee; died 29 Jul 1939, White County, Tennessee; was buried Crain Horse Shoe Bend Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    5. Violet Crain was born 1869, White County, Tennessee.

  9. 40.  Harrel Byars was born 0___ 1825, Warren County, Tennessee (son of Burgess Harrelson "Harrel" Byars and Jane "Jennie" Gill); died BY 18 Sep 1846, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Herrald Byress
    • Probate: 7 Aug 1848, DeKalb County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Found in the DeKalb County, Tenn. Book 1846 - 1856 Roll 39, pp. 66-68;

    "Aug. 5, 1848

    We the undersigned free holders of DeKalb Cunty having been informed that we were appointed by the county at Sept. term 1846 to lay off a years provisions for ELIZABETH BYARS, widow of HERALD BYARS, dec'd. and being requested to attend at the late residence of the dec'd. for the purposes on the day of Sale of the estate of said dec'd., we met on the 3rd Oct. 1846 and proceeded to set apart for her use and family so much of the provisions on hand, etc. as was to be Sufficient in our opinion to serve them one year from the time of her husband's death.

    We set apart for said purpose twenty barels(sic) of corn, four hundred pounds of pork, two hundred pounds of flower, one hundred pounds of Salt, twenty pounds of coffee, twenty five pounds of sugar, five dollars to buy sundries, one cow and calf, five hundred tines of fodder, thirty pokes of picked cotton, ten pounds of wool, upper & under leather for three pairs of Shoes for the widow.

    We authorize the administrator to lay in such of the above specified Items as may note upon hand. August 5th 1848.

    Wm. H Judkins

    Wm. (illegible)

    Thos. Durham"

    Probate:
    Estate Settlement...

    Died:
    intestate...

    Harrel married Elizabeth "Lizzie" Magness (~ 1846), (DeKalb County) Tennessee. Elizabeth (daughter of Perry Green "Old Grandsir" Magness and Mary "Polly" Cantrell) was born 11 Jan 1830, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 24 Sep 1891, DeKalb County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  10. 41.  Elizabeth "Lizzie" Magness was born 11 Jan 1830, DeKalb County, Tennessee (daughter of Perry Green "Old Grandsir" Magness and Mary "Polly" Cantrell); died 24 Sep 1891, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Lucile Byars Hennessee recalls family lore that states Elizabeth was 16 years old at her first wedding.

    --------------------------------

    DeKalb County, TN Settlement Book 1886-1907, compiled by Betty Moore Majors,
    p. 52;

    "pg 194. 14 May 1804. E.G.Lawson and Josie Parrish, administrators of the
    estate of Elizabeth Parrish, dec'd. Settlement would give each of the six
    heirs, $51.48, to wit: Josie Parrish, P.C. Parrish, Delia Lawson, Lena Russel,
    Mattie Turner, J.C.Parrish."

    --------------------------------

    Notes:

    Married:
    (DeKalb or Warren County, Tennessee)

    Children:
    1. 20. Perry Green Byars was born 22 Nov 1845, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 25 Feb 1908, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

  11. 42.  Watson Cantrell Potter was born 15 Feb 1815, DeKalb County, Tennessee (son of Tilman Potter and Elizabeth Cantrell); died 20 Jul 1891, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Potter Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer farm $1000 value
    • Probate: 19 Dec 1895, DeKalb County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Birth: Feb. 15, 1815
    Warren County
    Tennessee, USA
    Death: Jul. 20, 1891
    DeKalb County
    Tennessee, USA


    Family links:
    Parents:
    Tilman Potter (1792 - 1841)
    Elizabeth Cantrell Potter (1791 - 1836)

    Spouse:
    Harriet Magness Potter (1817 - 1866)*

    Siblings:
    Jane Potter Martin (1813 - ____)*
    Watson Cantrell Potter (1815 - 1891)
    Thomas Potter (1816 - 1895)*
    Abraham Cantrell Potter (1818 - 1890)*
    Sarah Potter Cantrell (1822 - ____)*
    Andrew Jackson Potter (1837 - 1875)**
    Kizzie Potter Givan (1839 - 1918)**

    *Calculated relationship
    **Half-sibling

    Burial:
    Potter Cemetery
    Keltonburg
    DeKalb County
    Tennessee, USA

    Created by: Sandy Ainley
    Record added: Jun 06, 2012
    Find A Grave Memorial# 91483668

    *

    Watson was one of the commissioners to lay off the town of Smithville in 1838.

    1840 DeKalb Census: 20001-11001

    *

    Watson married Harriet Magness 5 Jan 1834, DeKalb County, Tennessee. Harriet (daughter of Perry Green "Old Grandsir" Magness and Mary "Polly" Cantrell) was born 2 Jun 1817, Indiana; died 10 Jul 1866, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Potter Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  12. 43.  Harriet Magness was born 2 Jun 1817, Indiana (daughter of Perry Green "Old Grandsir" Magness and Mary "Polly" Cantrell); died 10 Jul 1866, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Potter Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. Mary Elizabeth Potter was born 2 Oct 1834, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 22 Mar 1894, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. Thomas Benton Potter was born 11 Jul 1837, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 25 Nov 1898, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Smithville Town Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    3. Laura A. Potter was born 19 Jul 1837, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1898, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    4. William Carroll Potter was born 30 Nov 1839, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 6 Jun 1901, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Smithville Town Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    5. Sarah A. "Sallie" Potter was born 10 Oct 1840, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 1 Aug 1847, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    6. Perry Green Potter was born 2 Sep 1842, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 16 Mar 1924, Dibrell, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried 17 Mar 1924, Webb Cemetery, Bluff Springs, Warren County, Tennessee.
    7. 21. Ascenith Potter was born 14 Oct 1844, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 24 Oct 1913, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    8. Paralee Potter was born 4 Jul 1846, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 24 Dec 1894, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Seven Springs Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    9. Martha J(ane) "Mattie" Potter was born 25 Feb 1848, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    10. Hannah J. Potter was born 1 Jul 1850, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1851, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    11. Samantha Potter was born 28 Dec 1851, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 24 May 1895, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    12. Leander Poper "LP" Potter was born 14 Mar 1854, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 27 May 1911, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Webb Cemetery, Bluff Springs, Warren County, Tennessee.
    13. Helen Josephine "Josie" Potter was born 24 Feb 1856, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 29 Dec 1911, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    14. Cordelia "Dobie or Delia" Potter was born 22 Apr 1859, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 30 Mar 1888, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Potter Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

  13. 44.  Peter Green Cantrell was born 7 Jul 1806, Spartanburg County, South Carolina (son of Isaac Cantrell, Sr. and Nancy Cantrell); died 15 Jan 1868, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Fuston Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer
    • Also Known As: Green Cantrell
    • Census Name: Green Cantrell

    Notes:

    Was a large landowner and, at the time of the Civil War, owned a number of slaves.
    1840 DeKalb Census: 220001-110001

    Peter married Mary E. "Polly" Cantrell (CIRCA 1830), (DeKalb County, Tennessee). Mary (daughter of Benjamin Cantrell and Charity Legat) was born 6 May 1808, Sink Creek, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 23 Jan 1888, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Fuston Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  14. 45.  Mary E. "Polly" Cantrell was born 6 May 1808, Sink Creek, DeKalb County, Tennessee (daughter of Benjamin Cantrell and Charity Legat); died 23 Jan 1888, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Fuston Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    First white child born on Sink Creek.

    Children:
    1. Isaac Cantrell was born 0___ 1830, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 15 Jun 1869, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    2. Nancy Cantrell was born 0___ 1832, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1858, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    3. Benjamin A. Cantrell was born 0___ 1835, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 22 Nov 1883, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Fuston Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    4. Peter Horry Cantrell was born 16 Oct 1835, Sink Creek, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 16 Oct 1905, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Concord Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    5. Thomas Jefferson "Jefferson" Cantrell was born 1838, Sink Creek, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died Crawford County, Arkansas; was buried Albert Smith Cemetery, Natural Dam, Crawford County, Arkansas.
    6. Sarah Jane "Sary" Cantrell was born 7 Mar 1839, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 1 Apr 1896, (DeKalb County) Tennessee.
    7. William Lafayette "Bill" Cantrell was born 30 Dec 1841, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 18 Jan 1919, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Fuston Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    8. John Calvin Cantrell was born 6 Oct 1844, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    9. Leonard Cantrell was born 1846, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    10. 22. Robert Lee "Red Bob" Cantrell was born 0Jul 1849, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1878, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Keltonburg Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    11. Mary Ellen Cantrell was born 22 Feb 1852, (DeKalb County) Tennessee; died 5 Jun 1922, Fayetteville, Lincoln County, Tennessee.
    12. Malissa B. Cantrell was born 1 Sep 1839, (DeKalb County) Tennessee; died 18 Jun 1907, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Indian Mound Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.

  15. 46.  John William "Johnnie" Clonts, Sr. was born 16 Feb 1804, Burke County, North Carolina (son of Christian Clontz and Margaret "Peggy" Neal); died 19 Jul 1879, Gilmer County, Georgia; was buried Old Cartecay United Methodist Cemetery, Gilmer County, Georgia.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Farmer
    • Also Known As: John Glantz
    • Military: Veteran of the Florida-Indian (Seminole) War
    • Baptism: 1 Apr 1804, Rowan County, North Carolina

    Notes:

    ------


    Gilmer County, Georgia Census:

    1840 1850 1860 1870
    Jacob x
    Samuel x x
    Asbury x
    Michael A. x
    John x* x x

    * Listed as 20-30 years old, 1 female child under 5 and 1 female 15-20.

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    Lourena Smith, age 1, appears in household of John Clonts, 1860, Gilmer Co.,GA

    ------------

    Have concluded that JOHN CLONTS was a brother to SAMUEL CLONTS.

    Based on family lore that

    (1) Samuel came to North Georgia with a brother
    (2) biographical similarities, i.e., birth-dates, birth-states, and
    (3) traditional family names given their offspring
    (4) Norman Clontz' family group records and
    (5) Loie Clontz Christie's identification of George's children in a letter written to Mr. R.H. Clontz, October 23, 1972.

    ------------

    Per Helen Casada, "He (John) is buried at Old Cartecay Cemetery which is in a pasture. There are 10 or 11 marked graves. No other CLONTZ. However, on each side of John's grave is a grave marked only with a field stone."

    Conclusion: John was married when he came to Georgia in circa 1833 based on diary entries of William Thomas Prestwood. WTP alludes to John's wife and notes that John moved...

    There are marriage records for John to Irene Dunn, in 1838, and testimony of Mahala Hembree that she married a man named, John Clonts, in 1851, in Gilmer County, Georgia. Therefore, John is married three times.


    -----

    The two children, Momoc & John, listed in the 1870 census with his second wife, Mahala, seem unlikely to be his children or even Mahala's because

    (1) why would John have two children named "John" and

    (2) given Mahala's age, it doesn't seem biologically possible for her to have had these two.

    Of course, the forename, Momoc, is intriguing. Is it Indian? Could he have been of Mahala's family since she claims Indian heritage? Or are Momoc and John simply neighborhood children who happened to have been in John's household when the census-taker was on his rounds?

    Testimonial evidence given by Mahala in her 1908 petition for land and money in the Indian Territory (Oklahoma), identifies her children beginning with Margaret - her oldest. No mention was made of Momoc or the first John which further supports the thesis that neither child was the off-spring of John and Mahala.

    Further research suggests that "Momoc" should read "Monroe"...John R. Clonts.

    _____

    1910 DeKalb County Census cites John's birth state as South Carolina. Julia cites Georgia for her mother's birth state and South Carolina for her father.

    _____

    John R. Clonts, Hacienda Heights,CA has found evidence that progenitor John was a veteran of the Florida-Indian Wars. While in the Carlsbad, CA library he found the following:

    "Index to Volunteer Soldiers in Indian Wars and Disturbances 1815-1858 Vol: 1 A -K;

    Clouts, John, Pvt, serv in Cody's Co. of 1st Ga Mtd Vols in Fl War

    Index to Indian wars Pension Files in 1892-1926, p. 290;

    Clouts, John, wid Mahala C., WC727 Ga 10 Sept 1892, Fl War Srv"

    _____

    Mahala, his wife, describes John as 5'11", light-colored hair, blue eyes, fair complexion and could not write...

    _____

    Birthday cited as 16 Feb 1804 per Organ Lutheran Baptismal Records as well as "Leon(h) Klotz" as sponsor...DAH

    John Clonts & Irena Dunn married Oct 14, 1838, Gilmer Co, GA, by Lewis D. Ellington; Bk 1, Pg 10.

    In 1840 census, John Clonts, his wife (her age of 15-20 indicates Irena was born 1820-1825), and daughter (age -5) are found next door to John Dunn, presumed to be Irena's father. A couple of houses away were Bethel Quillian & Lewis D. Ellington. Like John Dunn, the Quillian & Ellington families were listed in 1834 census for Giomer Co; all three surnames have historically been connected to Cartecay UMC.

    One source indicated that John Clonts came to Gilmer Co with his first wife & a 10-year old daughter; nothing more is known about them. Irena Dunn Clonts reportedly died on Mar 8, 1848 and was buried in the Cartecay UMC Cemetery. No legible tombstone has been found for Irena.

    Neither John Clonts nor John Dunn are listed in 1850 census for Gilmer Co. They may have moved to McMinn Co, TN where John Clonts reportedly married his third wife, Mahala Caroline Embree/Hembree on Mar 6, 1850. John & Mahala Clonts are back in the Cartecay District of Gimer Co in 1860 census. Census data for 1860 & 1870 shows them living in the Boardtown District of Gilmer Co.

    Census data indicates following children for John Clonts; the first four were probably Irena's chldren:
    1. Elizabeth, b 1840 - married Jones Smith in 1858; however she & daughter Lourena Smith, age 1, are listed with John & Mahala Clonts in 1860.
    2. Lucinda, b 1842 - reportedly married 3 different men named Cantrell & moved to DeKalb Co, TN
    3. Julia Ann, b 1845 - reportedly married a Cantrell & moved to DeKalb Co, TN
    4. Monroe, b 1848 - no additional info
    5. John, b 1850 - in same census is another son named John W., age 6; so this one may be in error.
    6. Letty A., b 1851 - reportedly married a Cantrell in 1870 & moved to DeKalb Co, TN
    7. Margarett P., b 1852 (listed as Clementine in 1870 census)
    8. John W., b 1854 - married Hannah Wright in 1874; they are buried at Mt Vernon Baptist in Gilmer Co, GA
    9. James M. A., b 1857 - married Lucy Ann Wright (sister to Hannah) in 1879; they are buried at Salem Baptist in Gilmer Co, GA
    10. Sarah J., b 1860 - married Joseph I. Teem in 1879
    11. Samuel A., b 1864 - no addnl info
    12. Mary E., b 1868 - no addnl info

    After death of John Clonts in 1879, Mahala filed for a pension in 1892 based on his military service.

    She was awarded $8.00 per month; upon her death, the government was presented with an itemized bill in the amount of $25.00 for her burial.

    Mahala reportedly died on July 24, 1909, and was buried at Salem Baptist in Gilmer Co, GA.

    No legible stone was found at Salem for Mahala.

    Baptism:
    in the Organ Lutheran Church...

    http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Early_History_of_Organ_Church%2C_Rowan_County%2C_NC

    Early History of Organ Church, Rowan County, N. C.

    The proper name of this congregation is " Zion's Church," but there are few persons, even among its members, who are acquainted with its true name. The fact that it was, until recently, the only Lutheran church in North Carolina which was possessed of such an instrument of music, has given it this sobriquet, by which it is generally known and so called in all the records of the Lutheran Church in the State. The old organ—a relic of the past—is still there, but its voice is no longer heard in the worship of the congregation; like the voices of its contemporaries, who are now mouldering in the adjoining graveyard, its spirit of music is fled, and the external remains, encompassing a number of broken and disarranged pipes, are all that is left to remind us of a former age, a former congregation, and of a master whom it once honored. How forcibly, under such circumstances, do the following lines of Moore's Melodies strike the mind!

    "The harp that once, through Tara's halls,
    The soul of music shed,
    Now hangs as mute on Tara's walls,
    As if that soul were fled."

    The history of this congregation is gathered from the old German church-book, which is still carefully preserved, and the historic records are made therein by one of the first pastors, Rev. C. A. G. Storch, from which a correct idea may be obtained of the past transactions of the people who worshiped there.

    The first German settlers of that portion of Rowan County, along Second Creek, came from Pennsylvania, and were members of the Lutheran and German Reformed Churches, but in numbers far too few to erect a church for the sole use of either denomination; hence they concluded to build a temporary house of worship to be owned by themselves jointly, and which was called " The Hickory Church." According to the statement of the late Rev. J. A. Linn, this church occupied the site on which St. Peter's Lutheran Church now stands, and was built by permission on the land of Mr. Pullenwider, who, however, never gave the two congregations a title for this spot of ground, as the church was considered a temporary building only, to be occupied alternately by both these denominations, each of which expected to erect their own house of worship at a later period. The term "Hickory Church" also indicates of what perishable material this house of worship was built, and was in keeping with the original idea. It was soon left unoccupied, and in course of a few years it crumbled into ruins. More than half a century later a want for a church to be built on this same site was again felt, when St. Peter's Lutheran Church was organized, and a more durable building was erected.

    As was the case with all the first German settlers in North Carolina, who did not bring their pastor with them, so likewise were the Lutheran members of the Hickory Church destitute of the means of grace for some length of time, and as no other hope of obtaining a regularly ordained minister of the Gospel presented itself, the members were resolved to send to Germany for a pastor. In this manner they secured the services of Rev. Adolph Nussmann as their pastor, and Gottfried Arndt as their schoolteacher. The new pastor preached but one year in the Hickory Church to both denominations, after which some dissension arose, and a majority of the Lutherans then resolved to build a church for themselves, and in this manner originated Zion's Church, better known as Organ Church. The members of the German Reformed Church soon followed the example of their Lutheran brethren, and likewise built a new church on another location, which they named Grace Church, but ia more frequently called "The Lower Stone Church," on account of its position lower dowu the stream above mentioned, and built of the same material as Organ Church.

    Before the building of Organ Church was quite completed, Rev. A. Nussmann left this congregation, and went as pastor to Buffalo Creek Church, in Cabarrus County. The congregation, which now had a church but. no pastor, sent their schoolteacher, Gottfried Arndt, to be ordained to the office of the ministry, in the year 1775. He served them through the trying period of the Revolution, until 1786, when he moved to the Catawba River, residing in Lincoln County, and labored in that field to the close of his life.

    John married Mahala Caroline Hembree 6 Mar 1850, McMinn County, Tennessee. Mahala (daughter of James Madison "Mat or Nat" Hembree and Nancy Floyd) was born 3 Nov 1829, Rutherford County, North Carolina; died 24 Jul 1909, Santa Louca, Gilmer County, Georgia; was buried (Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Ellijay, Gilmer County, Georgia). [Group Sheet]


  16. 47.  Mahala Caroline Hembree was born 3 Nov 1829, Rutherford County, North Carolina (daughter of James Madison "Mat or Nat" Hembree and Nancy Floyd); died 24 Jul 1909, Santa Louca, Gilmer County, Georgia; was buried (Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Ellijay, Gilmer County, Georgia).

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Caroline Emery

    Notes:

    Excerpted from "Cherokee by Blood", by Jerry Wright Jordan,taken from The U.S. Court of Claims: 1906-1910, Volume 2, Applications 1551 to 4200, p. 198;

    "Misc. Test(imony), p. 1392, 4969-2661 - Mahala Clonts:

    That I am 79 years of age. I claim my Indian descent through my father; my mother was white. My father's father claimed to be Indian. His name was Abraham Hembree. My father was born and raised in N. C., Burke Co. He left Burk Co. but I don't know when. I was born in Rutherford Co.,N.C. I don't know where my grandfather was born and raised. I never lived with the Indians.

    I lived in Hamilton Co., Tenn. among the Indians when I was a little girl, and my grandfather lived there too among the Indians. My father had something to do with the Indians - with the tribal matters.

    He was enrolled in 1851 and 1835. My grandfather was enrolled in 1835 but he was dead in 1851.

    My father was enrolled under the name Hembree. The name might have been Emory. In 1851 I was married to a man named Clonts. I never received anything from the government and my father did not either. My brother Jack Hembree received land in Ind. Terr. in recent years, since the war. My father did not have any Indian name that I ever heard of. All of my grandparents were white except my grandfather. My husband was white. I am recognized as white woman with Indian blood. Don't know how much Indian my father was. He showed a good deal of the Indian. My father died in 1882. I was living in Gilmer Co., Ga. in the eighties. I came here and enrolled my children at that time. I enrolled them before A. M. Johnson. That was to get so much money and so much land. We were to get land in the west. Never received any money yet nor land neither.

    Outside of Charlie Hester, a neighbor, I never heard of a man by the name of Hester. I am acquainted with Effie M. Chapman (15037). Her grandfather was my first cousin, that is, on her mother's side. Her great grandfather, Reuben Hembree, his mother was my aunt, she being a sister of my father. She claims her Indian descent through the same source as I do and thro no other source.

    Signed: Mahala "X" Clonts, Ellijay,Ga., Jul 10 1908."

    _____


    Found in the "Marriages of Rutherford County,NC: 1782-1868", Volume I,
    pp. 198 & 310:


    Groom: Bride: Date: Bondsman & Witnesses:


    Upton, Thomas x Ruth Hembree 20 Aug 1789 Willim x Queen &
    William Moore
    (w) Isac. Whiteside

    Hembree, Abram x Levina Floyd 25 Aug 1830 John-x- Floyd
    (w) Isaac Craton,CC
    Hembree, Isaac Elizabeth White 4 Jan 1830 Abraham -x- Hembree
    (w) T.F.Birchett,DC
    Hembree, James Delilah Hembree 22 Jul 1852 Davis Hembree
    (w) R.L.Gilkey,JP


    _____


    Found in, "Murray County (GA) Heritage", compiled by the Murray County History Committee, 1987;

    p. 287: "The long abandoned graveyard [Little Bethel Church] has several unmarked burials in addition to the graves of James Lee Hembree...".

    p. 344: Humphrey Hembree is associated with the Brakebill Methodist Episcopal Church in the Spring Hill Community during the 1850's.

    p. 511: A.J. Hembree is identified as a member of the Sumach Masonic Lodge, in 1942.

    p. 640: "...Louise [Latch] m. a Hembree." (middle-nineteenth-century)

    _____

    Abstracted from "Marriage Records of McMinn County, Tennessee 1820-1870",
    Researched, Compiled and Edited by Reba Bayless Boyer, 1964, p. 56:

    "Clonts, John to Caroline Emery 6 Mar 1850".

    Note: No other CLONTS listed...DAH

    _____

    From:
    To:
    Subject: Mahalia Clonts
    Date: Thursday, August 30, 2001 10:57 AM

    Hi David,

    Barbara and I were in D. C. two weeks ago and spent an afternoon in the National Archives looking at 1906 "Cherokee" applications. Mahalia's application didn't give any indication that Jack, John Hembree was her brother. Letters in the file show she was requested to resubmit her application because they couldn't read the writing in the original application. She did, and of all things, I forgot to copy it.

    I could not find Abraham Hembree's application. It had the same file # as Margaret's and wasn't with her file.

    I did make a copy of Margaret's application. She did not list Jack Hembree as a half brother as Sarah Jane did. She did list Mary as a sibling (other family members did not) who died in 1904.

    Monroe Hembree's application did not show any relationship to Abraham or Mahalia Hembree. He failed to show up for an appointment with an agent in Blue Ridge, Ga.

    Do yo want Margaret's application?

    Till next time, John R. and Barbara

    Died:
    ,of dropsy...Definition for dropsy:

    Web definitions: edema: swelling from excessive accumulation of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities.

    Children:
    1. 23. Letta Ann "Lettie" Clonts was born 15 Jun 1851, Ellijay, Gilmer County, Georgia; died Aft 1926, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee; was buried Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.
    2. Margaret Clementine "Clementine" Clonts was born 17 Nov 1852, Ellijay, Gilmer County, Georgia; died 6 Apr 1920, Rome, Floyd County, Georgia; was buried Pleasant Hope Cemetery, Rome, Floyd County, Georgia.
    3. John William Clonts, Jr. was born 25 Sep 1854, Ellijay, Gilmer County, Georgia; died 0___ 1925, Ellijay, Gilmer County, Georgia; was buried Mount Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery, Ellijah, Gilmer County, Georgia.
    4. James Michael Asbury "Mike" Clonts was born 18 Jun 1857, Gilmer County, Georgia; died 17 Sep 1939, Gilmer County, Georgia; was buried Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Gilmer County, Georgia.
    5. Sarah Jane "Jane" Clonts was born 17 Nov 1859, Ellijay, Gilmer County, Georgia.
    6. Samuel A(sbury) Clonts was born 25 Mar 1864, Ellijay, Gilmer County, Georgia.
    7. Mary Elizabeth Clonts was born 0Feb 1868, Ellijay, Gilmer County, Georgia.


Generation: 7

  1. 66.  John (William) Knowles, Jr. was born 0___ 1784, Commonwealth of Virginia (son of John William Knowles and Hanna "Molly" Preston); died 0___ 1864, White County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer

    John married Mahala Hardin (C. 1809), (White County, Tennessee). Mahala was born 0___ 1784, North Carolina; died 0___ 1875, White County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 67.  Mahala Hardin was born 0___ 1784, North Carolina; died 0___ 1875, White County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    She was living in the home of her son, John K. Knowles, in 1870. John K. was
    also executor of his father's will...Sharon Swindell.

    Children:
    1. James Knowles was born 22 Feb 1810, White County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1862, White County, Tennessee; was buried White County, Tennessee.
    2. John K. "Baldy John" Knowles was born 4 May 1816, White County, Tennessee; died 24 Apr 1899, White County, Tennessee; was buried Mount Pisgah Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    3. Mary S. Knowles was born 0Jul 1811, White County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1900, White County, Tennessee; was buried Mount Pisgah Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    4. Mahala Knowles was born 28 Sep 1818, White County, Tennessee; died 14 Aug 1914, White County, Tennessee; was buried Shady Grove Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    5. 33. Elizabeth Knowles was born 7 Nov 1813, White County, Tennessee; died 1 Mar 1863, White County, Tennessee; was buried Hutson Cemetery #3, Walling, White County, Tennessee.
    6. William M. Knowles was born 1825, White County, Tennessee; died 1880'S, White County, Tennessee.

  3. 68.  Johnson Parrish was born 0___ 1776, North Carolina; died Bef 1854, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer
    • Also Known As: Johnson Parish
    • Probate: 0Dec 1849, DeKalb County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    1840 DeKalb Census: 11002001-001
    Father may have been Booker...DAH
    Calvin Parrish and Benjamin Curtis were appointed his executors...DAH

    http://www.tngenweb.org/dekalb/settlements/settlement-2-1.htm

    pg 52-55. 10 Feb 1855. Receipts for the distributive shares of the proceeds of the sale of the lands and slaves from the estate of Johnson Parish, dec'd, to wit:

    George W. Parish $274.78
    Calvin Parish 274.78
    James H. Parish 274.78
    Crawford Rankhorn & wife Syntha 274.78
    Lovel Tippet & wife Malinda 198.07
    Lovel Tippet & wife Balinda 76.71

    (Tippet also spelled Teppit in distribution.)

    Probate:
    - Appointed wife's administrator...

    Johnson married Amy LNU (Tennessee). Amy was born (DeKalb County, Tennessee); died Bef 1849, (DeKalb County, Tennessee). [Group Sheet]


  4. 69.  Amy LNU was born (DeKalb County, Tennessee); died Bef 1849, (DeKalb County, Tennessee).

    Notes:

    Does not appear in 1840 DeKalb Census.

    Children:
    1. Cynthia Parrish was born 1798, North Carolina.
    2. 34. George Washington Parrish was born 28 Mar 1806, North Carolina; died 0___ 1856, (DeKalb County) Tennessee; was buried Parrish Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    3. Malinda Parish was born 1812, North Carolina.
    4. Calvin Parish was born 1813, North Carolina.
    5. James H. Parish was born 1815, North Carolina.
    6. Lillie Parrish was born 1817, Tennessee.
    7. Mary Parrish

  5. 70.  Tilman Potter was born 0___ 1792, Spartanburg County, South Carolina (son of Ephraim Potter and Sarah Corey); died 9 May 1841, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Tilman Potter Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Probate: 7 May 1845, DeKalb County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    "There is little doubt that Tillman Potter was a son of Ephraim Potter of Mayo, Spartanburg, South Carolina, never-the-less, direct proof of this point is lacking.", Edith Whitley. His will was proven May 7, 1841, in DeKalb Co.

    1840 DeKalb Census: 12020001-1141001

    Tilman married Elizabeth Cantrell 0___ 1809, (DeKalb County, Tennessee). Elizabeth (daughter of Abraham Cantrell and Malissa Lucy "Etta" Watson) was born 0___ 1791, South Carolina; died 0___ 1836, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Tilman Potter Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  6. 71.  Elizabeth Cantrell was born 0___ 1791, South Carolina (daughter of Abraham Cantrell and Malissa Lucy "Etta" Watson); died 0___ 1836, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Tilman Potter Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 35. Lucy Potter was born 28 Oct 1810, Warren County, Tennessee; died 6 Feb 1880, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Parrish Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    2. Jane "Jennie" Potter was born 0___ 1813, (Warren County) Tennessee; died After 1880, (Warren County) Tennessee; was buried Caney Fork Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. 42. Watson Cantrell Potter was born 15 Feb 1815, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 20 Jul 1891, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Potter Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    4. Thomas "Tom" Potter was born 20 Nov 1816, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 8 Aug 1895, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    5. Abraham C(antrell) "Abe" Potter was born 0___ 1819, (DeKalb County) Tennessee; died 15 Apr 1890, Dibrell, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Seven Springs Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    6. Elizabeth "Betty" Potter was born 0___ 1820, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1888, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    7. Sarah "Sallie" Potter was born 0___ 1822, (DeKalb County) Tennessee; died Aft 1894, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Abel Cantrell Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    8. David Potter was born 0___ 1825, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 22 Oct 1858, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    9. Annie Potter was born 0___ 1827, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died After 1876, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    10. Mary "Molly" Potter was born 28 Jan 1828, Warren County, Tennessee; died 22 May 1908, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Potter Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    11. William H. "Bill Shuck" Potter was born 0___ 1829, (DeKalb County) Tennessee; died 25 May 1889, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    12. John Bluford Potter was born 0___ 1834, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 18 Feb 1859, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

  7. 76.  Charles Crain was born 11 Jan 1783; died 0___ 1880, (Warren County) Tennessee; was buried Concord Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Charlie Crain

    Notes:

    Not enumerated in 1850 White County Census...DAH
    May be Newell & Margaret;"Our People At Rest", p. 54...DAH

    Charles married Margaret Bosson (Tennessee). Margaret was born 1 Oct 1783, Massachusetts; died 11 Jan 1880, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Concord Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  8. 77.  Margaret Bosson was born 1 Oct 1783, Massachusetts; died 11 Jan 1880, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Concord Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. Mary Ann Crain was born 0___ 1824, (White County) Tennessee.
    2. 38. William Crain was born 0Jan 1825, (White County) Tennessee; was buried Siloam Springs,Benton Co.,AR.

  9. 78.  Samuel Alexander "Alex" Moore, Jr. was born 4 Oct 1800, White County, Tennessee (son of Samuel Alexander Moore, Sr. and Nancy Mourning Denton); died 10 Oct 1857, White County, Tennessee; was buried Moore Cove Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer
    • Also Known As: Alixanda Moore
    • Birth: 1 Dec 1800
    • Death: 16 Oct 1857, White County, Tennessee

    Samuel married Mary "Polly" Templeton (White County) Tennessee. Mary (daughter of John Templeton, Jr. and Nancy Hawkins) was born 0Oct 1807, North Carolina; died 11 Aug 1890, White County, Tennessee; was buried Moore Cove Cemetery, White County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  10. 79.  Mary "Polly" TempletonMary "Polly" Templeton was born 0Oct 1807, North Carolina (daughter of John Templeton, Jr. and Nancy Hawkins); died 11 Aug 1890, White County, Tennessee; was buried Moore Cove Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. Manerva H(awkins) Moore was born 7 Feb 1830, White County, Tennessee; died 10 Jun 1888, Oscar, Ballard County, Kentucky; was buried Arlington, Carlisle County, Kentucky.
    2. 39. Permelia Artie Moore was born 24 Mar 1833, White County, Tennessee; died 1 Feb 1920, Walling, White County, Tennessee; was buried Moore Cove Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    3. William Madison Moore was born 25 Mar 1835, Sparta, White County, Tennessee; died 18 Feb 1922, (McLennan County, Texas); was buried McGregor Cemetery, McGregor, McLennan County, Texas.
    4. Ransom Parker Moore was born 28 Nov 1837, White County, Tennessee; died 31 Dec 1862, Murphreesboro, Tennessee; was buried Moore Cove Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    5. John Templeton Moore was born 2 Jan 1841, White County, Tennessee; died 18 Jun 1916, White County, Tennessee; was buried Moore Cove Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    6. Miranda Jane "Jennie" Moore was born 2 Apr 1843, White County, Tennessee; died 4 Dec 1925, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Eureka Church of Christ Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

  11. 80.  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:

    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.

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

    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.

    Died:
    intestate...

    Burgess married Jane "Jennie" Gill (CIR 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]


  12. 81.  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. 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 0___ 1813, Warren County, Tennessee.
    6. FNU Byars was born Abt 1820, Warren County, Tennessee.
    7. Jane Byars was born 0___ 1822, Warren County, Tennessee.
    8. 40. 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.

  13. 82.  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]


  14. 83.  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. 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. 43. 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. 41. 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.

  15. 88.  Isaac Cantrell, Sr. was born 24 May 1782, Buck Creek, Spartanburg County, South Carolina (son of John "Miller John" Cantrell and Elizabeth Cantrell); died 18 Jun 1840, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Old Bildad Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Religion: "2-Seed" Primitive Baptist

    Notes:

    Isaac was of the "Two-Seed-In-Spirit" Baptists...

    Reported in 1920...

    BAPTISTS, Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit, had their origin in the preaching and ultra-Calvinistic doctrines of Daniel Parker, a Baptist elder and preacher of Tennessee. Parker, who was ordained in 1806 in Tennessee became one of the strongest opponents of the organized work of the Church. In 1817 he moved to Illinois, where he continued his opposition to the work and organization of the regular Church for 19 years. Later he went to Texas. In various pamphlets (1826-29) Parker made public some very peculiar theories he held concerning the introduction and perpetuation of evil in the human race. According to these beliefs, God, when He created Adam and Eve, infused into them particles of Himself, thus making them altogether good; the devil corrupted them by infusing into them particles of himelf. Eve, by predestination, brought forth a certain number of good and a certain number of bad offsprings; and all her daughters after her were predestined to do likewise. The atonement, according to Parker, applies only to those born of the good seed, those born of the bad being absolutely lost. This Baptist sect is uncompromisingly opposed to "all human institutions." They are found in 21 States and have nearly 500 churches and nearly 13,000 members.

    Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit Predestinarian Baptists. More information on this ancient Baptist sub-set found on Wikipedia...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit_Predestinarian_Baptists

    Religion:
    Primitive Baptists, are also known as Hard Shell Baptists, Anti-Mission Baptists, or Old School Baptists. The adjective "Primitive" in the name has the sense of "original".

    Reported in 1920...

    BAPTISTS, Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit, had their origin in the preaching and ultra-Calvinistic doctrines of Daniel Parker, a Baptist elder and preacher of Tennessee. Parker, who was ordained in 1806 in Tennessee became one of the strongest opponents of the organized work of the Church. In 1817 he moved to Illinois, where he continued his opposition to the work and organization of the regular Church for 19 years. Later he went to Texas. In various pamphlets (1826-29) Parker made public some very peculiar theories he held concerning the introduction and perpetuation of evil in the human race. According to these beliefs, God, when He created Adam and Eve, infused into them particles of Himself, thus making them altogether good; the devil corrupted them by infusing into them particles of himelf. Eve, by predestination, brought forth a certain number of good and a certain number of bad offsprings; and all her daughters after her were predestined to do likewise. The atonement, according to Parker, applies only to those born of the good seed, those born of the bad being absolutely lost. This Baptist sect is uncompromisingly opposed to "all human institutions." They are found in 21 States and have nearly 500 churches and nearly 13,000 members.

    Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit Predestinarian Baptists. More information on this ancient Baptist sub-set found on Wikipedia...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit_Predestinarian_Baptists [2]

    Isaac married Nancy Cantrell 0___ 1803, (Tennessee). Nancy (daughter of Thomas Cantrell and Elizabeth A(nne) Norris) was born 0___ 1790, Rockingham County, North Carolina; died 0Feb 1872, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Old Bildad Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  16. 89.  Nancy Cantrell was born 0___ 1790, Rockingham County, North Carolina (daughter of Thomas Cantrell and Elizabeth A(nne) Norris); died 0Feb 1872, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Old Bildad Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. William Henry Cantrell was born 2 Jan 1805, Spartanburg, South Carolina; died 27 Feb 1867, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Old Bildad Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    2. 44. Peter Green Cantrell was born 7 Jul 1806, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 15 Jan 1868, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Fuston Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    3. John A. "Pompey John" Cantrell was born 12 Feb 1808, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 26 Sep 1895, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Old Bildad Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    4. Jefferson Lemuel Cantrell was born 25 Jun 1809, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 0Jun 1873, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

  17. 90.  Benjamin Cantrell was born 0___ 1768, Rockingham County, North Carolina (son of Isaac Thornton Cantrell and Elizabeth Cantrell); died 0___ 1843, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Old Bildad Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Probate: 28 Mar 1848, DeKalb County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    --------

    He was a small boy when his parents moved to Spartanburg Co.,SC. At the time of the fighting in Ninety-Sixth District, during the Revolution, he was a lad of about twelve years of age; it is said that while he was ploughing in the fields, that by lying with his ear to the ground, he could distinctly hear the roar of the cannon. He appears in the census of 1790 as "Head of a Family" in Spartanburg County. About 1814, he moved with his family to Tennessee, near the present site of Smithville. A grant of land made to him at this time is recorded at Sparta, White County.

    ---------

    Benjamin married Charity Legat (Spartanburg, South Carolina). Charity (daughter of Elias Legate and Sarah LNU) was born 0___ 1764, Spartanburg, South Carolina; died 0___ 1835, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Old Bildad Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  18. 91.  Charity Legat was born 0___ 1764, Spartanburg, South Carolina (daughter of Elias Legate and Sarah LNU); died 0___ 1835, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Old Bildad Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Charity Leggett

    Notes:

    Charity was the daughter of Elias and Sarah Legat of the Old 96th Dist. South Carolina, and the first wife of Benjamin Cantrell (1768-1846).

    Birth:
    Charity was the daughter of Elias Legat of the Old 96th Dist. South Carolina, and the first wife of Benjamin Cantrell (1768-1846).

    Children:
    1. James Cantrell was born 0___ 1790, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died Bef 1860, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    2. Nancy Cantrell was born 1791, (Spartanburg County) South Carolina; died YOUNG.
    3. Benjamin Cantrell was born 0___ 1805, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died Abt 1848, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    4. Sarah Nancy Cantrell was born 30 Oct 1793, (Spartanburg County) South Carolina; died 3 Oct 1859, Dade County, Missouri; was buried Buchanan Cemetery, Dade County, Missouri.
    5. Elizabeth Cantrell was born 5 Feb 1796, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 24 Nov 1864, Texas County, Missouri; was buried Cantrell Cemetery, Licking, Texas County, Missouri.
    6. Rayburn "Reuben" Cantrell was born 28 May 1800, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 10 Oct 1850, Everton, Dade Co., MO.
    7. Peter Cantrell was born 0___ 1802, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 0___ 1874, Dade County, Missouri; was buried Cantrell, Everton, Dade Co., MO.
    8. Tabitha Cantrell was born 1807, Warren County, Tennessee.
    9. Martha Cantrell was born (Spartanburg County, South Carolina).
    10. 45. Mary E. "Polly" Cantrell was born 6 May 1808, Sink Creek, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 23 Jan 1888, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Fuston Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

  19. 92.  Christian Clontz was born (CIRCA 1770), (North Carolina) (son of Jeremiah Clontz and Sarah Catherine Rhine); died 25 Aug 1841, Burke County, North Carolina; was buried 26 Aug 1841, Burke County, North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Christian Claunce
    • Also Known As: Christian Clonts
    • Also Known As: Christian Cloonse
    • Also Known As: Christian Clouts
    • Also Known As: Christian Klontz
    • Also Known As: John Christian Glantz

    Notes:

    Excerpted from "Rowan Marriages:1753-1868", p. 226, "Klountz, Christian & Margaret Neal, 6 Aug 1791; George Klountz, bondsman; Charles Caldwell, D. C., wit."


    Editor's Note: Seems as this "Christian" is too old to be issue of George, probably his brother...DAH.

    From:
    To:
    Subject: New GG Grandfather?
    Date: Tuesday, July 27, 1999 3:50 PM

    Hi Cousin David.

    I've found a new cousin whose gg grandfather is John W Clonts, son of "Johnnie." She states her grandfather, John H. Simmons, told her that John William is a Jr and that his father was John William Clonts Sr. This supports the D.C. Clontz statement found in "The Annals of Upper Georgia Centered in Gilmer County" by George G. Ward" p. 221 that John W."s father was also named John W. I sent a copy to you several years ago.

    She also says that Sarah Jane's (sister of John W.) 1906 Cherokee application lists Christian Clonts and Peggy as her grandparents. If so, Christian and not George is our gg grandparent. I'll try to get a copy. She is asking if I think Christian is our gg grandfather and the brother of George. What do you think? Hate to lose George because we have some solid information on him thru his service and pension records. I thought these Cherokee applications would give some important information, but John W. and J. M. A, only spoke about Mahala's parents.

    This cousin is Janice ? and lives in Powder Springs, Georgia, just northwest of Atlanta, email is TennisClay. Calling her this weekend.

    Haven't talked with you in some time. Hope all is well.

    The best, John R. Clonts in California

    From:
    To:
    Cc:
    Subject: Christian Clonts
    Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2001 12:00 AM

    Hi David,
    This is what I have on Christian:

    1. Christian Clonts b. abt 1770 Hennesse

    2. Christian Klontz and Margaret Neal, 6 Aug 1791; George Klontz, bondsman, Charles Caldwell, D. C. wit" " Excerpted from Rowan Marriages: 1753-1868", p. 226 Hennessee

    3. Christian died Aug 24, 1841, Burke Co N.C. buried Aug 26,
    Prestwood Diary Hennessee

    4. Christian Cloonse, 1810 Burke CO. N.C. Census, family #316
    3 males under 10, 2 males 10-16, 0 males 16-20 1 male 26-45 1 female under 10, 2 females 10-16, 1 female 26-45

    5 boys and 3 girls in 19 years, possible.
    [George Cloonse, Burke Co. family #316]

    5. Christian Claunce, 1820 Burke CO. N.C. Census
    Ages hard to read

    6. Christian Clouts, 1840 Burke CO. N.C. Census
    1 male 60-70, 1 female 30-40, 1 female 60-70

    7. Christian and Peggy Clonts was the father of John Clonts b. 1803 of Gilmer Co. GA, according to Sarah Jane Clonts daughter of John Clonts.

    John R. Clonts CA

    From:
    To:
    Subject: Christian Clonts
    Date: Monday, July 29, 2002 1:22 PM

    HI David,

    Barbara and I returned home the 19th from my one and only high school reunion,1947, in Tennessee. Afterward we toured several counties in NC. Probably the best find was in Cabarrus County library where the batism records of Organ Lutheran Church were found.

    "Baptism Records of Organ Lutheran Church" Rowan Co. NC. Transcribed by Adelaide and Eugene Lore Concord, NC 1941

    Date CHILD PARENT SPONSOR

    b. April 4, 1794 bapt .Aug. 10, Adilen Helen John Christian Glanz Jacob Lingel & Wife


    b. Sept. 5, 1796 bapt. Oct. 3 Jacob Christ. Glanz Peter Glanz Phil Weil


    b. Feb. 6,1801 bapt.Mar. 22 Samuel Christ. Glanz John Klotz & Wife
    .


    b. Feb. 16, 1804 bapt. April, 1 John Christ. Glanz Leonh. Klotz & Wife


    Probably three brothers are in the Gilmer County census. Jacob is living with Samuel's family in the 60s, as I recall. Sending other stuff by mail.

    John R. Clonts in CA

    Christian married Margaret "Peggy" Neal 6 Aug 1791, Rowan County, North Carolina. Margaret was born (CIRCA 1770), (North Carolina). [Group Sheet]


  20. 93.  Margaret "Peggy" Neal was born (CIRCA 1770), (North Carolina).

    Notes:

    No leads in FamilySearch.org...DAH

    Children:
    1. Adilen(e) Helen Glanz was born 4 Apr 1794, Rowan County, North Carolina.
    2. Jacob Glanz was born 5 Sep 1796, Rowan County, North Carolina.
    3. Michael Clontz was born 0___ 1797, North Carolina; died 5 Nov 1851, Caldwell County, North Carolina.
    4. 46. John William "Johnnie" Clonts, Sr. was born 16 Feb 1804, Burke County, North Carolina; died 19 Jul 1879, Gilmer County, Georgia; was buried Old Cartecay United Methodist Cemetery, Gilmer County, Georgia.

  21. 94.  James Madison "Mat or Nat" Hembree was born 0___ 1809, Burke County, North Carolina (son of Abraham Hembree and Winifred); died 30 Apr 1882, Gilmer County, Georgia; was buried (Little Bethel Cemetery, Murray County, Georgia).

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: James M. Hembree

    Notes:

    "...that James M. Hembree is a grandson raised as a son, not a son, of Abraham..."...Larry Petrisky,p. ii

    Children of James Madison ("Mat" or "Nat") Hembree

    James M. Hembree b. 1809 NC d. 30 Apr 1882 Gilmer Co, GA
    m(1) 1826/7 Nancy Floyd, dau of Thomas & Sallie Floyd
    (she d. 27 Nov 1840 Hamilton Co, TN)
    m(2) 1842 Sarah Jane Buchanan
    (she d.bef 1860 Murray Co, GA)
    m(3) 1864 Martha Payne (Pain), dau of Asa Payne
    (she d. 15 Apr 1882 Gilmer Co, GA)

    Larry Petrisky | larry_petrisky@hotmail.com

    Additional Information for James Hembree
    Notes (1)
    Letter from Bobby Dean Hembree to Jeanette K.B.Daniels, 1990. See notes of Abraham and Winifred. !Cherokee By Blood, Records of Eastern Cherokee Ancestry in the U.S. Court of Claims, 1906-1910, Volume 2, Applications 1551-4100, Compiled by Jerry Wright Jordan, (Heritage Books, Inc., ), p 198. Misc Test. p. 1392. 4969-2661 -

    Mahala Clonts: " That I am 79 years of age. I claim my Indian descent through my father; my mother was white. My father's father claimed to be Indian. His name was Abraham Hembree. My father was born and raised in N.C., Burk Co. He left Burk Co. but I don't know when. I was born in Rutherford Co., N.C. I don't know where my grandfather was born and raised. I never lived with the Indians. I lived in Hamilton Co., Tenn. among the Indians when I was a little girl, and my granfather lived there too among the Indians. My father had something to do with the Indians - with their tribal matters. He was enrolled in 1851 and 1835. My grandfather was enrolled in 1835 but he was dead in 1851. My father was enrolled under the name of Hembree. My father enrolled all of his children in 1851 in Murray Co., Ga. or Hamilton Co. Tenn. They went by the name of Emery only when they signed their names and then it was Hembree. . . In 1851 I was married to a man named Clonts. . . . My brother Jack Hembree received land in Ind. Terr. . . . My father died in 1882. I was living in Gilmer Co., Ga. in the eighties. I came here and enrolled my children at that time. . . . Effie M. Chapman's (15037) great grandfather was Rueben Hembree, his mother was my aunt, she being a sister of my father. She claims her Indian descent through the same source as I do and thro no other source." Mahala Clonts, Ellijay, Ga., Jul 10, 1908. p 198. Misc. Test. p. 1410. #6078 - Minerva A. Key: " That I am 65 years of age and live in Gilmer Co., Ga.

    I claim my Indian descent through my father; my mother was a white woman. My father's mother claimed Indian. I claim through the same source as Mahala Clonts who has filed application 4969 with 2661. I go back to James Hembree for my Indian blood. The father of Mahala Clonts was the brother to my grandmother Nancy Hembree. I claim through no other source.

    My father was born and raised in Spartanburg, S.C. Don't know where my grandmother was born.

    My father never lived with the Indians as a member of the tribe. . . .Minerva A. Key, Elijay, Ga., Jul 10, 1908. Exception Case. Rejected. total number of exceptions filed in this group 18. Original recommendation renewed. !1860 Federal Census, Gilmer County, Georgia, Subdivision 33, 2 August, 1860, p 124, #995-872.

    James Hamby age 50 male born South Carolina
    Hannah 50 male North Carolina
    William G. 23 male farmer
    Georgia James J. M. 14 male
    Georgia Francis M. 10 male Georgia p 124 #994-871,

    William A. Crogs and family Jacob Clonts age 64 male born North Carolina Are these the parents of John Clonts and Mahala Hembree Clonts? !1900 Federal Census, Morgan County, Alabama, Danville Pct.. E.D. 126, p 3.

    James Hembree, white, born Sep 1830, age 69, born S.C.
    Harriet M. Jul 1830 68 S.C. Is this the same James as above?

    James married Nancy Floyd 0___ 1825, Spartanburg County, South Carolina. Nancy (daughter of Thomas Floyd and Sallie LNU) was born 25 Mar 1790, South Carolina; died 27 Nov 1840, Hamilton County, Tennessee; was buried Emery Cemetery, Hamilton County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  22. 95.  Nancy Floyd was born 25 Mar 1790, South Carolina (daughter of Thomas Floyd and Sallie LNU); died 27 Nov 1840, Hamilton County, Tennessee; was buried Emery Cemetery, Hamilton County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Nancy Jane Bice Emery
    • Death: 25 Mar 1868, Hamilton County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Sarah J. Clonts' testimony cites her grand-mother as Nancy FLOYD...DAH

    Buried:
    Inscription:
    Nancy J. Emery
    Wife of James Emery
    b. 25 Mar 1790
    d. 25 Mar 1868

    Children:
    1. John "Jack" Hembree was born 1828, Tennessee; died (Indian Territory).
    2. 47. Mahala Caroline Hembree was born 3 Nov 1829, Rutherford County, North Carolina; died 24 Jul 1909, Santa Louca, Gilmer County, Georgia; was buried (Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Ellijay, Gilmer County, Georgia).
    3. Emanuel Hembree was born 1 Sep 1830, Campbell County, Tennessee; died 27 Apr 1917, Mountain Grove, Wright Co., MO; was buried Lone Star Cemetery, Mountain Grove, Wright Co., MO.
    4. William Hembree was born 1832, (Hamilton County) Tennessee.
    5. Benjamin Hembree was born 6 Oct 1832, Campbell County, Tennessee; died 2 Apr 1914, Soddy Daisy, Hamilton County, Tennessee; was buried Emery Cemetery, Hamilton County, Tennessee.
    6. Nancy Jane Hembree was born 0Sep 1835, Campbell County, Tennessee; died 20 Oct 1902, Fulton County, Arkansas.


Generation: 8

  1. 132.  John William Knowles was born 4 Jul 1749, Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland; died 21 Mar 1838, White County, Tennessee; was buried Mount Pisgah Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot

    Notes:

    Descendants of John W. Knowles, R.S. Knowles Tennessee Progenitor #02

    from Knowles Database, by R. B. Noles (May 10, 2007)

    please submit additions & corrections to rbnoles@bellsouth.net

    http://www.kknfa.org/Genealogies/Knowles_John_W_1749.pdf

    1830 Census: 21100110001-00002, identified as "William"...DAH.

    http://homepages.apci.net/~makrissp/I-Hutson.html


    Sarah's father, John KNOWLES, was born 4 Jul 1749 in the town of Ballymena, County of Antrim and Parish of Echochel, which is now in the Parish of Kirkinriola located in Northern Ireland. He was a descendant of Thomas KNOWLES and Rebecca PINDER, married between 1698 and 1706. Thomas KNOWLES was from Hereford, England. Rebecca PINDER's father was Thomas PINDER who was born in 1662, and married Elizabeth Hacket, daughter of Sir Andrew HACKET of Moxhull in Warwickshire, England. John Knowles the immigrant ancestor of Sarah Knowles served in the early Revolutions in Northern Ireland. He was captured by the British soldiers and his sister helped him escape and he came to America. He has an American Revolutionary War record, too.

    3 Sep 2007:

    DAR Unveils John Knowles Monument

    as printed in the Sparta Expositor, Thursday, September 11, 1969

    Contributed by Jane Hembree Crowley

    ....God shed his grace on thee, and crowned they good, with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea......

    Thus America was praised, and one who helped gain liberty for this foundling nation almost 200 years ago was honored.

    The local chapter of the Daughters of American Revolution unveiled a monument at the grave of pioneer White Countian John Knowles at Mr. Pisgah Cemetery Sunday.

    Knowles, a revolutionary soldier, came to White County from Virginia, in the early 1800s, settling in the Mr. Pisgah neighborhood--the site of his home being just behind the present church and cemetery. He is the ancestor of the Knowles clan in White County--and possibly has more descendants in this county than any other man.

    Among those taking part in the ceremony were Regent Mrs. Bob Sorrell, Mrs. Lela Taylor, Miss Gertrude Saylors, Mrs. Olivia Knowles Young, Willard Hudson, Jerry Jared, C.L. Fisher, Jack Wright and Freeman Ward, who accepted the monument on behalf of the descendants.

    Some one hundred persons gather under the cedar trees in the cemetery for the ceremony, and blended their voices in the singing of "America" to open the dedication.

    Miss Saylors, a descendant of Mr. Knowles , read the history of John W. Knowles, adding a bit about the present day family. Her address follows:

    John W. Knowles was born July 4th, 1749, in the Echochel parish of Autrim County, in the town of Belemenah, Ireland. He married Mollie (surname unknown) in Ireland. Although he was Irish, it is said he was not a big "talker".

    As a young man he took part in one of Ireland's Rebellions. The British Army crushed this rebellion and sentenced some of the leaders to hang...John Knowles was one of them. Before the British could execute him, his sister tied bed sheets together and lowered him from an upper story of the jail. He never saw his sister again.

    He and Mollie, his wife, and their two little sons, escaped the country and crossed the sea to our American Colonies. He was living in Pennsylvania when we Americans rebelled against British Rule in this country. John Knowles volunteered for 12 months tour of duty in the American cause, 1775.

    The first year he served as private: providing beef cattle for the soldiers. The second year, he served as a sergeant, guarding the Carlisle Barracks, for 12 months. Except, for this one year of guard duty, he was directed to provide beef cattle for the soldiers and forage for the army horses.

    When he would start these cattle to slaughter at headquarters, for the soldiers, he routed the cattle by his home, near Shippenburg, PA, so he could call by to see his wife and one child. (one child must have died after they reached America.)

    John W. Knowles reenlisted each year for 12 month tours of duty. ..in all, he served about six years or, until Cornwallis surrendered. Among several things John Knowles stated under oath, was that he had seen General George Washington, and General Green--he saw, them, he said, but had no personal acquaintance with them.

    Following the American Revolution he moved to Augusta County, VA. There, his daughter, Elizabeth , married Archibald McDaniel, 1795. Archibald, was also a veteran of the Revolution. He and Elizabeth moved to Tennessee. When Archibald became ill to die, he left it to John Knowles to select a place to bury him. The rectangular spot, encased by large stones, flush with the ground, (in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery) was Knowles' choice. ..It was on Knowles' own farm. McDaniel was buried in 1808 and his is said to be the first grave in what became the large Mr. Pisgah Cemetery.

    From Augusta County, VA, John Knowles moved to Amhurst County, and finally to Pendleton County, from which he moved to Tennessee to the place just across the hedgerow east of the cemetery. A large Buncombe apple tree-perhaps a second generation sprout from an original Buncombe apple tree, set out, no doubt by Knowles himself, may be seen at the old home place. The last of the old log house has not been gone too long.

    As to the dispute regarding John Knowles or W. W. Phillips being the first sheriff of White County: (many old times say they always heard that John Knowles was the first sheriff) Monroe Seals , who married into the David Goodwin family....(David, in another capacity, being one of White County's first officials) and of necessity, crossing paths with whomever the fist sheriff had been: Seals , author of "White County History" said, Knowles, not W.W. Phillips was the first sheriff......Mrs. Mary Mitchell says, "Phillips' name, as first sheriff, is on the books. Mrs. McDowell Blankenship , author of "The Uneven Yoke", states that John Knowles was appointed "deputy" sheriff of White County in 1807. This word "deputy" may be the solution to the dispute.

    Mollie Knowles, wife of John W. died about 1821 and according to custom was buried in their private family plot, that became the large public Mr. Pisgah Cemetery. About 1822, their son Isaac, died in North Carolina, leaving his little son, William , an orphan.

    "Grandpa" Knowles, about 73 at the time, mounted his big gray horse, (10 hands high) and headed for North Carolina to pick up this little orphan. (A ride of some 600 miles.) He remained in North Carolina about a year.

    In the meantime, his sons John K. Knowles and wife Sarah, John Rascoe and wife, Patsy, Christopher Swindle and wife, Mary Ann, having listened to his praise of Tennessee, had decided to return with him to make new homes for themselves in Tennessee. This was 1823.

    It was the big gray horse with little William riding behind "Grandpa", that was plunged into strange rivers to measure the depths and try for a ford, before the oxen teams with the loaded wagons, enroute to Tennessee, were risked in those waters. The John Knowles family and the John Rascoe family became devoted to each other.

    For the fast-stepping big gray hourse's fourth and last trip to North Carolina, he was borrowed and ridden by John Rascoe, on account of a Rascoe death in North Carolina.

    Toward the very end of John Knowles' life, as his vigor waned and he became a bed patient, John Rascoes' wife, Pasty, spent much time at his bedside. He died in his sleep, with a smile on his bearded face, March 21, 1836, age 80. He was buried beside his wife, Mollie, in what became Mr. Pisgah Cemetery.

    The War Department in 1969 issued a monument for his grave.

    A list of John and Mollie's children:

    1. John Knowles married a Hutson:

    2. Elizabeth married Archibald McDaniel;

    3. William (John W's son, not his grandson, William) married a Womack:

    4. Sarah Knowles married Matthias Hutson (descendants) Willard Hudson, Gertrude Saylors and Charlie Fisher and others;

    5. Elinor (Ellender) Knowles, first husband, Issiah Hutson (Issiah killed in his north chimney corner, as he tried to prevent Yankee soldiers taking his stallion. Farm now owned by Buck Jernigan):

    6. Mary (Polly) Knowles married a Badger (descendants Kate Badger of McMinnville);

    7. Isaac Knowles married ??, father of grandson, William,

    8. James Knowles married a Harris (descendants) Ed Knowles: The Jareds of Will Knowles, Freeman Wards ; family, Clay Cashdollar and others.

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Since this article was written in 1969, some discrepancies have been found regarding the children of John Knowles. Please read the note located here.

    John Knowles (cont.)

    Listed below are some discrepancies between the 1969 article from the Sparta Expositor, and two primary sources on John Knowles: The Other Bunch by Sharon B. Almas Swindell, and the non-published but well documented work by Harold R. Wallace (now deceased) called The Descendants of John Knowles.

    If you can provide any information or documentation on the issues below, please contact Jane Hembree Crowley, who is researching these discrepancies.


    The areas needing documentation are:

    1. Spouse of Mary "Polly" Knowles. Wallace's documented work says the spouse was Stephen K. Charles and lists descendants. The article and the Swindell book say her spouse was a Badger but that info is not documented. Was Mary married to both men? Or is one incorrect?

    2. Documentation is needed for the son Joseph, not listed in the article.

    3. Documentation is needed for the son Isaac listed in the article.

    4. William Knowles married # 1. Swindell and #2 Denton, not a Womack as listed in the article?

    5. John II married Mahala Hardin not Hutson? Hardin not listed in either source but appears in LDS records. Both book sources above only list her given name.









    "John W. Knowles reenlisted each year for 12 month tours of duty. ..in all, he served about six years or, until Cornwallis surrendered. Among several things John Knowles stated under oath, was that he had seen General George Washington, and General Green--he saw, them, he said, but had no personal acquaintance with them."

    http://www.tngenweb.org/white/knowles.htm


    DAR Unveils John Knowles Monument

    as printed in the Sparta Expositor
    Thursday, September 11, 1969


    ....God shed his grace on thee, and crowned they good, with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea......

    Thus America was praised, and one who helped gain liberty for this foundling nation almost 200 years ago was honored.

    The local chapter of the Daughters of American Revolution unveiled a monument at the grave of pioneer White Countian John Knowles at Mr. Pisgah Cemetery Sunday.

    Knowles, a revolutionary soldier, came to White County from Virginia, in the early 1800s, settling in the Mr. Pisgah neighborhood--the site of his home being just behind the present church and cemetery. He is the ancestor of the Knowles clan in White County--and possibly has more descendants in this county than any other man.

    Among those taking part in the ceremony were Regent Mrs. Bob Sorrell, Mrs. Lela Taylor, Miss Gertrude Saylors, Mrs. Olivia Knowles Young, Willard Hudson, Jerry Jared, C.L. Fisher, Jack Wright and Freeman Ward, who accepted the monument on behalf of the descendants.

    Some one hundred persons gather under the cedar trees in the cemetery for the ceremony, and blended their voices in the singing of "America" to open the dedication.

    Miss Saylors, a descendant of Mr. Knowles , read the history of John W. Knowles, adding a bit about the present day family. Her address follows:

    John W. Knowles was born July 4th, 1749, in the Echochel parish of Autrim County, in the town of Belemenah, Ireland. He married Mollie (surname unknown) in Ireland. Although he was Irish, it is said he was not a big "talker".

    As a young man he took part in one of Ireland's Rebellions. The British Army crushed this rebellion and sentenced some of the leaders to hang...John Knowles was one of them. Before the British could execute him, his sister tied bed sheets together and lowered him from an upper story of the jail. He never saw his sister again.

    He and Mollie, his wife, and their two little sons, escaped the country and crossed the sea to our American Colonies. He was living in Pennsylvania when we Americans rebelled against British Rule in this country. John Knowles volunteered for 12 months tour of duty in the American cause, 1775.

    The first year he served as private: providing beef cattle for the soldiers. The second year, he served as a sergeant, guarding the Carlisle Barracks, for 12 months. Except, for this one year of guard duty, he was directed to provide beef cattle for the soldiers and forage for the army horses.

    When he would start these cattle to slaughter at headquarters, for the soldiers, he routed the cattle by his home, near Shippenburg, PA, so he could call by to see his wife and one child. (one child must have died after they reached America.)

    John W. Knowles reenlisted each year for 12 month tours of duty. ..in all, he served about six years or, until Cornwallis surrendered. Among several things John Knowles stated under oath, was that he had seen General George Washington, and General Green--he saw, them, he said, but had no personal acquaintance with them.

    Following the American Revolution he moved to Augusta County, VA. There, his daughter, Elizabeth , married Archibald McDaniel, 1795. Archibald, was also a veteran of the Revolution. He and Elizabeth moved to Tennessee. When Archibald became ill to die, he left it to John Knowles to select a place to bury him. The rectangular spot, encased by large stones, flush with the ground, (in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery) was Knowles' choice. ..It was on Knowles' own farm. McDaniel was buried in 1808 and his is said to be the first grave in what became the large Mr. Pisgah Cemetery.

    From Augusta County, VA, John Knowles moved to Amhurst County, and finally to Pendleton County, from which he moved to Tennessee to the place just across the hedgerow east of the cemetery. A large Buncombe apple tree-perhaps a second generation sprout from an original Buncombe apple tree, set out, no doubt by Knowles himself, may be seen at the old home place. The last of the old log house has not been gone too long.

    As to the dispute regarding John Knowles or W. W. Phillips being the first sheriff of White County: (many old times say they always heard that John Knowles was the first sheriff) Monroe Seals , who married into the David Goodwin family....(David, in another capacity, being one of White County's first officials)and of necessity, crossing paths with whomever the fist sheriff had been: Seals , author of "White County History" said, Knowles, not W.W. Phillips was the first sheriff......Mrs. Mary Mitchell says, "Phillips' name, as first sheriff, is on the books. Mrs. McDowell Blankenship , author of "The Uneven Yoke", states that John Knowles was appointed "deputy" sheriff of White County in 1807. This word "deputy" may be the solution to the dispute.

    Mollie Knowles, wife of John W. died about 1821 and according to custom was buried in their private family plot, that became the large public Mr. Pisgah Cemetery. About 1822, their son Isaac, died in North Carolina, leaving his little son, William , an orphan.

    "Grandpa" Knowles, about 73 at the time, mounted his big gray horse, (10 hands high) and headed for North Carolina to pick up this little orphan. (A ride of some 600 miles.) He remained in North Carolina about a year.

    In the meantime, his sons John K. Knowles and wife Sarah, John Rascoe and wife, Patsy, Christopher Swindle and wife, Mary Ann, having listened to his praise of Tennessee, had decided to return with him to make new homes for themselves in Tennessee. This was 1823.

    It was the big gray horse with little William riding behind "Grandpa", that was plunged into strange rivers to measure the depths and try for a ford, before the oxen teams with the loaded wagons, enroute to Tennessee, were risked in those waters. The John Knowles family and the John Rascoe family became devoted to each other.

    For the fast-stepping big gray hourse's fourth and last trip to North Carolina, he was borrowed and ridden by John Rascoe, on account of a Rascoe death in North Carolina.

    Toward the very end of John Knowles' life, as his vigor waned and he became a bed patient, John Rascoes' wife, Pasty, spent much time at his bedside. He died in his sleep, with a smile on his bearded face, March 21, 1836, age 80. He was buried beside his wife, Mollie, in what became Mr. Pisgah Cemetery.

    The War Department in 1969 issued a monument for his grave.

    A list of John and Mollie's children: 1. John Knowles married a Hutson: 2. Elizabeth married Archibald McDaniel; 3. William (John W's son, not his graandson, William) married a Womack: 4. Sarah Knowles married Matthias Hutson (descendants) Willard Hudson, Gertrude Saylors and Charlie Fisher and others; 5. Elinor (Ellender) Knowles, first husband, Issiah Hutson (Issiah killed in his north chimney corner, as he tried to prevent Yankee soldiers taking his stallion. Farm now owned by Buck Jernigan): 6. Mary (Polly) Knowles married a Badger (descendants Kate Badger of McMinnville); 7. Isaac Knowles married ??, father of grandson, William, 8. James Knowles married a Harris (descendants) Ed Knowles: The Jareds of Will Knowles, Freeman Wards ; family, Clay Cashdollar and others.

    John married Hanna "Molly" Preston 21 Mar 1770, Pennsylvania. Hanna was born (CIRCA 1750), (Ballymena) County Antrim, Ireland; died 0___ 1821, White County, Tennessee; was buried Mount Pisgah Cemetery, White County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 133.  Hanna "Molly" Preston was born (CIRCA 1750), (Ballymena) County Antrim, Ireland; died 0___ 1821, White County, Tennessee; was buried Mount Pisgah Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Posted By: Jane H. Crowley
    Email: janecr@aol.com
    Subject: John W. Knowles (b1749 in Ireland) Marriage
    Post Date: June 13, 2008 at 20:43:50
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/knowles/messages/2295.html
    Forum: Knowles Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/knowles/


    While looking on the internet tonight, I was sorry to see that so much confusion exists about the marriage of John W. Knowles, b. 1749 and progenitor of the White County, TN Knowles family. Some show him marrying in Ireland and some show him marrying in PA.

    One thing is clear from PRIMARY sources in PA, that "some" John Knowles married a Hannah Preston in PA and not in Ireland. IF you believe that the White Co. John Knowles married Hannah Preston, then it follows that you have to believe that he married in PA. It would be totally incorrect to say that John Knowles married Hannah Preston in Ireland. The marriage is of RECORD in PA.

    I personally do not know if our John married in Ireland or in PA, but IF John Knowles of White County history did marry Hannah Preston, he married her in PA on March 21, 1770. I hope everyone can agree and correct any records you may have to show that the 1770 marriage occured in PA and NOT in Ireland. The marriage record can be obtained from PA.

    The second point is this: Did the John Knowles born in 1749 marry Hannah Preston or did some other John Knowles marry her? Does anyone have proof on this? There were other John Knowles in PA at the time.

    Additionally it is well-known locally in White Co., TN that John's wife was called Mollie. So...was this Mollie really named Mary (Mollie) Hannah Preston or was Mollie a totally different person from Hannah Preston?

    Those who find this of interest need to clarify these points if possible by research of marriage and immigration records to see if anyone came with John from Ireland and to determine which John Knowles Hannah Preston married.

    Will anyone volunteer to pursue either of these issues or suggest HOW to research these points? Are immigration records available from Ireland for the time period BEFORE 1770? Has anyone searched for a Hannah (Preston) Knowles in PA or other areas during the same time period that Mollie was living with John in White County, TN?

    It seems to me that these issues need to be clarified by serious Knowles researchers. Please clarify the location of the 1770 marriage information to any of your Knowles correspondents as well to help clear up that info.

    Jane Hembree Crowley





    Children:
    1. Elizabeth Knowles was born 0___ 1770, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; died 0___ 1820, White County, Tennessee; was buried Mount Pisgah Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    2. James Knowles was born Abt 1778, (Cumberland County, Pennsylvania); died 0___ 1846, White County, Tennessee.
    3. 66. John (William) Knowles, Jr. was born 0___ 1784, Commonwealth of Virginia; died 0___ 1864, White County, Tennessee.
    4. Sarah Knowles was born 18 Sep 1789, Fairfax County, Virginia; died 19 Aug 1865, White County, Tennessee; was buried Mount Pisgah Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    5. Joseph Knowles was born 0___ 1790, (Fairfax County, Virginia); died 0___ 1850.
    6. Eleander Knowles was born 4 Feb 1792, Fairfax County, Virginia; died 14 Apr 1856, White County, Tennessee; was buried Hutson Cemetery #3, Walling, White County, Tennessee.
    7. Mary "Polly" Knowles was born 0___ 1795, (Fairfax County, Virginia); died Bef 1851, Arkansas.
    8. William Knowles, Sr. was born 6 May 1799, Fairfax County, Virginia; died 5 Jul 1862, White County, Tennessee; was buried Mount Pisgah Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    9. Isaac Knowles

  3. 140.  Ephraim Potter was born 0___ 1744, Mayo, Spartanburg County, South Carolina (son of Ephraim Potter and Sarah Woodmansee); died 0___ 1806, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot

    Notes:

    A Revolutionary War Patriot...

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    16 Dec 2007

    http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?tilman::potter::3480.html

    Re: POTTER,Kizziah TN 1836 m.James W Amos AL

    Posted by: Jaime Teas Dilger, jtdilger@sbcglobal.net

    Date: August 22, 2001 at 04:29:48
    In Reply to: POTTER,Kizziah TN 1836 m.James W Amos AL by Ellie of 6120

    I don't know if this is your Kezziah Potter, but this is what I have. If you want more info about Kezziah's siblings, etc. email me at Jaimed1211@aol.com

    First Generation
    ————————————————————————————————————————

    1 Kizziah "Kizey" Potter. Born 22 Apr 1839 in Sink Creek, Warren (now DeKalb Co.), Tennessee. Died
    in DeKalb Co., Tennessee. Buried in Potter Cemetery, DeKalb Co., Tennessee. She married Lemuel
    Bethel "Lem" Givans, 4 Mar 1857 in Dekalb Co., Tennessee.


    Second Generation
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    2 Tilman Potter. Born 1792 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Died 9 May 1841 in DeKalb Co, Tennessee.
    Buried 1841 in Tilman Potter Cemetery, DeKalb Co., Tennessee.

    Tilmon, with his wife Elizabeth, her brother Watson, her half brothers, Abraham and Richard Cantrell
    all moved to Tennessee in the early 1800's and settled on Sink Creek in DaKalb and Warren Counties.

    From: Genealogy.com: Family Archive Image
    Family Records 331
    Potter
    Tillman Potter was born in South Carolina, and married there; moved to White and Warren
    Counties, Tennessee. He settled at Seven Springs with the Cantrell Family. He married Elizabeth
    Cantrell before leaving South Carolina. Among their children was a son Watson Potter.

    He married Hannah Watkins, 21 Dec 1837 in DeKalb Co., Tennessee.

    3 Hannah Watkins. Born 15 Jul 1796 in Rutherford Co., North Carolina. Died 10 Aug 1867 in DeKalb
    Co., Tennessee. Buried Aug 1867 in Potter-Cantrell Cemetery, Sink Creek, DeKalb Co., TN.

    her first husband, Julius Webb, died in 1834


    Third Generation
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    4 Ephraim Potter. Born About 1745/1755 in Mayo, Spartanburg Co., South Carolina. Died 1847 in
    Spartanburg, South Carolina.

    Ephraim Potter, Sr.'s residence was one-half mile north of the intersection of Green River Road (Hwy
    110) leading to Macedonia Church of the North and to Pacolet River Crossing near Converse Mills on
    the South County Roads 31 and 38 today, and one mile east of Cowpens, South Carolina.

    Ephraim was a private in the 2nd South Carolina Regiment of the Continental Line commanded by Lt.
    Col. Francis " Swamp Fox" Marion during the Revolutionary War. It is published that he drew 46
    pounds 13 3/4 d for arrears of pay as a soldier on June 11, 1786. He fought in the Battle of Eutaw
    Springs on September 8th, 1781. His commanding officer Col. Marion who commanded the 2nd
    Company from September 16th, 1776 until August, 1782 received commendation from the South
    Carolina Legislators for the victory at Eutaw Springs. He served under other commanders too such as
    Joseph Warley who commanded the 2nd Company in 1783.

    Ephraim Potter is listed as a member of Buck Creek Church (Piedmont Historical Society, publishers
    of The Quarterly, Upper South Carolina Genealogy and History; Goucher Baptist Church Minutes,
    Union County (now Cherokee County, SC) Vol IX, No. 3. October 1995 Quarterly)

    "Claims of South Carolina in Volume Y-Z, page 188. Stub entries No. 1311 - issue June 11, 1786 to
    Ephraim Potter, Book Y for a private soldier in the South Carolina Continental Line as Account,
    audited, Principal 46 Pounds, 13 Shillings, and 4 Pence sterling - Interest 3. 5. 4. Also given to
    Ephraim Potter, Sr. a tract of land containing 200 acres surveyed for him on January 26, 1789 and
    situated on the branches of the Thickety Creek and Pacolet River.

    Listed in the 1830 South Carolina Census:
    Potter, Ephraim County: Spartanburg Co. State: SC Page: 250 Township: Spartanburg District
    Record Type: Federal Population Schedule Database SC 1830 Federal Census Index

    He married Sarah Corey, in Spartanburg Co., South Carolina.

    5 Sarah Corey. Born About 1750 in South Carolina.

    6 Daniel Watkins.




    Abstracted 28 May 2006:

    http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?ephraim::potter::3243.html

    POTTERS MIGRATING SOUTHWARD
    Posted by: Thomas K. Potter, Jr. Date: July 04, 2001 at 14:28:36
    of 5775

    SEARCHING FOR:

    (1) antecedents & descendants of NICHOLAS POTTER (1604-1677) of Salem, MA who migrated 1635 to MD;

    (2) antecedents & descendants of [a] THOMAS POTTER (1630-1703; m. Anna UNKNOWN) of Burlington & Monmouth, NJ & his 4th son, [b] EPHRAIM POTTER (1666-1717; m. Sarah Brown in PA); also [c] EPHRAIM POTTER (?-1775; m. Sarah UNKNOWN) of Orange Co., NC; also [d] EPHRAIM POTTER (1744-1806; m. Sarah Corry) of Granville Co., NC and his son, RUFUS EPHRAIM POTTER (1781-1848; m. Sarah Turner) of Spartanburg Co., SC; also relationship, if any, between [b-c-d];

    (3) antecedents of TILLMAN POTTER (1792-1841) & EPHRAIM POTTER (1744-1806) of Spartanburg Co. NC;

    (4) antecedents & children of THOMAS POTTER of the 96 District, Pendelton & Rutherford Cos., SC c. 1780-1800;

    (5) connections, if any, of POTTER family in New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, c. 1630 - 1780:

    NEW JERSEY - (c. 1630-1700) - Burlington & Monmouth Cos. - Ephraim & Thomas;

    MARYLAND - (1720 & before) - Somerset Co. - Andrew, Henry, Thomas & William;

    VIRGINIA - (c. 1630 - 1730) - Accomack, Augusta, Henrico, Louisa, Northampton, Orange, Surry, Westmoreland & York Cos. - Abraham, Edward, Francis, Gordon, James, John, Nathaniel, Roger, Samuel, Thomas & William;

    NORTH CAROLINA - (c. 1640-1800) - Brunswick, Craven, Dobbs, Edgecombe, Granville, Guilford, Hyde, Mecklenburg, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, New Hanover & Orange Cos. - Abraham, Daniel, Edward, Ephraim, Francis, Gordon, Jacob, James, John, Lewis, Michael, Miles, Robert, Samuel, Thomas, Stephen & William;

    SOUTH CAROLINA - (c.1740 - 1805) - 96 District & Lincoln, Laurens, Orange, Pendleton, Rutherford, Spartanburg & Union Cos. - Abraham, Adam, Daniel, Edward, Ephraim, Henry, Isaac, John, Joseph, Miles, Robert, Thomas & William.


    Note: Appears to be conflicting reports of Tilman's father...DAH

    Re: Info. on Thomas Potter, b.1746,d.in KY
    Posted by: John Shelton Date: April 28, 1999 at 17:26:11
    In Reply to: Info. on Thomas Potter, b.1746,d.in KY by Freda Flint of 5775


    Hi Freda,
    I seen your post and was wondering if your Thomas Potter happened to marry a woman named Sarah (UNKNOWN)??? I would also like to know if he happened to have a child by the name of Til(l)man Potter born 1790 in South Carolina???

    I ask this because my Tilman Potter's parents are a Thomas Potter who married Sarah (UNKNOWN) and that's all I know of them.

    Any help greatly appreciated,
    Thank you,
    John Shelton

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    Posted By: Barbara L Kirkland
    Email: blkirkland@prodigy.net
    Subject: Re: POTTER SC > TX
    Post Date: July 16, 1998 at 20:12:03
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/potter/messages/138.html
    Forum: Potter Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/potter/


    According to the Potter Book by Charles Potter, our Richard Potter was the son of Rufus Ephraim Potter, who was the son of Ephraim POTTER b ca 1745 and Sarah CORRY or COREY born ca 1750 both SC. They had Tillman b ca 1768 and Rufus Ephraim b ca 1770 and possibly daughters. Rufus Ephraim Potter married Sallie Turner b Sc ca 1770 dtr of George Turner. They were parents of James b ca 1790 died 1847 and married Marsha (?); John; William E; Richard b ca 1800 married Nancy Dobbins and moved to Texas; Abner, Robert - went West; Tillman and Cynthia (Sis) who married Joseph Hodge.
    Ephraim Potter (Sr) was in the Rev. War. ' issued 11 June 1786 to Ephraim Potter for 46 pounds 13 3/4 d for arrears of pay as private soldier in the South Carolina Continental Line.

    James Potter, bro of our Richard; died ca 15 Nov/Sept 1848 in Spartanburg SC. - Estate Papers File 296 Spartanburg Co., SC. Children were: Cynthia "Sis" m John Hodge; Perry, Elizabeth, Arvilla; Martha Jane; John R; and Sibbon.

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    Notes for EPHRAIM POTTER:

    Ephraim Potter was a private in the 2nd South Carolina Regiment of the Continental Line commanded by Lt. Col. Francis "Swamp Fox" Marion during the Revolutionary War. He fought in the Battle of Eutaw Springs on September 8, 1781. His commanding officer, Col. Francis Marion, commanded the 2nd Company from September 16, 1776 until August 1782 and received commendation from the South Carolina Legislators for the victory at Eutaw Springs. Ephraim served under other commanders including Joseph Warley commander of the 2nd Company in 1783. Ephraim Potter drew 46 pounds 13 3/4 d for arrears of pay as a soldier on June 11, 1786.

    "Claims of South Carolina in Volume Y-Z, page 188. Stub entries No. 1311 - issue June 11, 1786 to Ephraim Potter, Book Y for a private soldier in the South Carolina Continental Line as Account, audited, Principal 46 Pounds, 13 Shillings, and 4 Pence sterling - Interest 3. 5. 4. Also given to Ephraim Potter, Sr. a tract of land containing 200 acres surveyed for him on January 26, 1789 and situated on the branches of the Thickety Creek and Pacolet River.

    Ephraim Potter married Sarah Corey, in Spartanburg Co., South Carolina.

    Ephraim Potter is listed as a member of Buck Creek Church (Piedmont Historical Society, publishers of The Quarterly, Upper South Carolina Genealogy and History; Goucher Baptist Church Minutes, Union County (now Cherokee County, SC) Vol IX, No. 3. October 1995 Quarterly).

    Ephraim Potter's residence was located one-half mile north of the intersection of Green River Road (Hwy 110) leading to Macedonia Church on the North and to Pacolet River Crossing near Converse Mills on the South County Roads 31 and 38 today, and one mile east of Cowpens, South Carolina.

    Census:
    1830 Spartanburg Co. South Carolina, Spartanburg District , page 250. Listed as "Ephraim Potter"

    Research on Ephraim Potter by Jamie Teas Dilger. ... http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/a/y/Lyndall-J-Mayes/BOOK-0001/0018-0001.html

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    Some Descendants of Ephraim Potter by James Bryan Teas...

    http://tngenweb.org/dekalb/fam_hist/potter.htm

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    Ephraim married Sarah Corey 0___ 1777, Granville County, North Carolina. Sarah was born ~ 1750, (Spartanburg County) South Carolina; died 0___ 1830, (Spartanburg County, South Carolina). [Group Sheet]


  4. 141.  Sarah Corey was born ~ 1750, (Spartanburg County) South Carolina; died 0___ 1830, (Spartanburg County, South Carolina).

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Sarah Corry

    Children:
    1. 70. Tilman Potter was born 0___ 1792, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 9 May 1841, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Tilman Potter Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

  5. 142.  Abraham Cantrell was born 0___ 1744, New Castle County, Delaware (son of John Cantrell, Sr. and Hannah Jane Brittain); died 0___ 1826, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot

    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
    ----
    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
    ----
    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.
    ----
    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.
    ------
    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.
    ----

    April 5, 2004:
    Contact Info: GeorgePark@aol.com

    ----
    Descendants of John CASKEY - 20 Jul 1997
    ----
    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

    Abraham married Malissa Lucy "Etta" Watson (CIRCA 1785), (Spartanburg County, South Carolina). Malissa (daughter of Samuel Watson and Sarah LNU) was born Abt 1760, South Carolina; died Abt 1799, Spartanburg County, South Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  6. 143.  Malissa Lucy "Etta" Watson was born Abt 1760, South Carolina (daughter of Samuel Watson and Sarah LNU); died Abt 1799, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    Children:
    1. Watson Cantrell was born 0___ 1791, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 15 Jan 1870, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    2. 71. Elizabeth Cantrell was born 0___ 1791, South Carolina; died 0___ 1836, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Tilman Potter Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    3. Daughter Cantrell
    4. Sarah "Sally" Cantrell was born 0___ 1794, SC - 96th District; died 0___ 1870, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    5. Abraham Cantrell was born 0___ 1789, Buck Creek, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 0___ 1845, Warren County, Tennessee.

  7. 156.  Samuel Alexander Moore, Sr. was born 8 Oct 1762, (Orange County) North Carolina (son of Jesse Alexander Moore and Denta LNU); died 1 Dec 1845, (White County) Tennessee; was buried Moore Cove Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 0___ 1770

    Notes:

    http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.northcarolina.counties.orange/167


    Subject: Moores' in Orange Co., N.C.
    Author: dallas girl; wlwagoner@earthlink.net
    Date: Thursday, April 27, 2000
    Classification: queries
    Surnames: Moore, Alexander

    Darlene,

    I see that you have a Moore line in Orange Co. ; I do too!

    The tradition is that my third greatgrandfather, Jesse Alexander Moore ( Scots-Irish b ca. 1745 N.C, and died ca. 1820 White Co., TN) was living with a Cherokee family in Orange Co., N.C. and married their daughter, Denta. They and their son, Samuel A. Moore (b 8 Oct., 1762 N.C d 1Dec.,1845 White Co., TN) migrated to White Co., TN

    Do you know anything about my Moores'--possibly Alexanders', too?

    Please tell me about your Moores' in case I run across anything which may help you.

    Thank you so much Darlene! Nancy



    Probably had a daughter, Nancy, who married Joel Smith, 20 Nov 1823, White Co.,TN

    May have had sons, Edward G. & William...DAH

    After referencing Edith Whitely's opus, it appears that other unlisted children married into the Abraham DENTON family...DAH

    Samuel married Nancy Mourning Denton (CIRCA 1796). Nancy (daughter of Abraham Denton, III and Mourning Hogg) was born 0___ 1770, Greene County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1855, White County, Tennessee; was buried Dodson Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  8. 157.  Nancy Mourning Denton was born 0___ 1770, Greene County, Tennessee (daughter of Abraham Denton, III and Mourning Hogg); died 0___ 1855, White County, Tennessee; was buried Dodson Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: (wife)
    • Birth: 0___ 1776, Greene County, Tennessee
    • Death: 27 Dec 1866, White County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Given dower of his land, 3 Feb 1851.

    Children:
    1. Denton Moore was born 31 Aug 1797, White County, Tennessee; died 21 Jun 1873, Jackson County, Tennessee.
    2. 78. Samuel Alexander "Alex" Moore, Jr. was born 4 Oct 1800, White County, Tennessee; died 10 Oct 1857, White County, Tennessee; was buried Moore Cove Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    3. Mary "Polly" Moore was born 0___ 1803, White County, Tennessee; died Bef 1870, Walling, White County, Tennessee; was buried William Reed Sparkman Cemetery, Quebeck, White County, Tennessee.
    4. Samuel Ottison Moore was born 0___ 1805, (White County) Tennessee; died 0Nov 1879, (White County) Tennessee.
    5. Indimian Benjamin Moore was born 0___ 1807, (White County) Tennessee; died 10 Dec 1859, (White County) Tennessee; was buried Moore Cove Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    6. Orpha "Orphie" Moore was born 0___ 1809, (White County) Tennessee; died After 1880, (DeKalb County) Tennessee.
    7. Madison Lee "Matt" Moore was born 22 Jun 1811, (White County) Tennessee; died 18 Feb 1865, White County, Tennessee; was buried Moore Cove Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.

  9. 158.  John Templeton, Jr. was born 0___ 1760, Rowan County, North Carolina; died 10 Mar 1820, White County, Tennessee; was buried Templeton Cemetery,Quebeck,White Co.,TN.

    Other Events:

    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot

    Notes:

    Revolutionary Patriot...Richard Russell

    From: William Wagoner [wlwagoner@earthlink.net]
    Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2003 12:50 PM
    To: David Hennessee
    Subject: Re: John Templeton

    Hi David!!
    I am so THRILLED to hear from you!! I take it that you saw my query on the White County link at http://www.tngenweb.org/white/> !!!
    Well, for so long I have seen references to the Revolutionary War service of John Templeton and the family story is that he and his father, John, Sr. participated in that battle. The story goes that John, Sr. carried the flag and that John, Jr. was the fifer. When John, Sr. was killed, John, Jr. picked up the flag and continued to carry it. I even know of a newly found descendant who has joined the Sons of the American Revolution on John, Jr.'s service and he says that this John fought in the Battle of Kings Mountain. The HIstory of White County, also, refers to John, Jr. as being a Revolutionary War vet and that he came to White County to claim his land due to him because of that service. The National Park Service has no record of his service in that battle. I would sure like to either prove or disprove the family story--in other words, correct the history.
    David, this information DOES give me places to research and I am so grateful to you!
    I take it that you descend from one of the children of John Templeton and Nancy Hawkins?? I descend from Nancy Templeton, their daughter, who married Indemion Moore.
    I have recently discovered more descendants of the children of John and Nancy Templeton and am having a great time!!
    THANK YOU SO MUCH, DAVID!!
    If I can be of any help, please advise. Any information which I discover will be sent to you!
    Take care!
    Nancy Wagoner



    Subject: John TEMPLETON
    Date:
    Wed, 19 Mar 2003 07:50:08 -0500
    From:
    "Church & School Depot"
    To:





    Hello Nancy. Cannot provide a copy of the land grant you request, however, am attaching a registry for John. Please note sources as they may additional leads for your request. Good Luck. David Hennessee

    John married Nancy Hawkins (North Carolina). Nancy (daughter of Benjamin Hawkins and Mary "Molly" Taylor) was born 0___ 1783, (North Carolina); died Abt 1831; was buried Templeton Cemetery,Quebeck,White Co.,TN. [Group Sheet]


  10. 159.  Nancy Hawkins was born 0___ 1783, (North Carolina) (daughter of Benjamin Hawkins and Mary "Molly" Taylor); died Abt 1831; was buried Templeton Cemetery,Quebeck,White Co.,TN.
    Children:
    1. Greenville "Green" Templeton was born 0___ 1804, Cabarrus County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1854, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    2. 79. Mary "Polly" Templeton was born 0Oct 1807, North Carolina; died 11 Aug 1890, White County, Tennessee; was buried Moore Cove Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    3. Nancy Templeton was born 15 Sep 1810, Hiawassee, Warren County, Tennessee; died 12 Oct 1854.

  11. 160.  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...

    *

    more...

    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.

    *

    more...

    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]


  12. 161.  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. 80. 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).

  13. 162.  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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    Revolutionary War Patriot
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    3 May 2007

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

    Home: Surnames: Gill Family Genealogy Forum


    GILL - VA/NC orSC/TN
    Posted by: Becky Gill Thomas; BThomas859@aol.com
    (ID *****7314) Date: August 08, 2002 at 21:06:59
    of 3841


    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

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    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

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    Joseph — Sarah LNU. [Group Sheet]


  14. 163.  Sarah LNU
    Children:
    1. 81. 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).

  15. 164.  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:

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    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.".

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    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]


  16. 165.  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. 82. 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.

  17. 166.  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]


  18. 167.  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. 83. 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.

  19. 176.  John "Miller John" Cantrell was born 0___ 1757, Orange County, North Carolina (son of John Cantrell, Sr. and Hannah Jane Brittain); died 17 Oct 1825, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot

    Notes:

    Revolutionary Patriot from the Salisbury District.

    _____


    "I, John Cantrell, of the State of South Carolina, and the County of
    Spartanburg, being of sound mind and memory, do make and constitute this my
    last Will and Testament, in manner and form following, that is to say, I
    recommend my soul to God and my body to a Christian burial.

    First: I will that all my just debts be paid, also I give and bequeath unto my
    daughter, Anna Turner, one-hundred acres of land, more or less, lying on the
    Maple Swamp, on both sides of the creek. I also give and bequeath unto my
    daughter, Synthia, one bed and two pillows and slips, four cover lids, one bed
    quilt, six sheets, one chest, one pot, one oven, one wheel and table pair
    of cards. I give and bequeath unto my loving wife, Elizabeth Cantrell, the
    remainder of my estate, both real and personal, during the time of her natural
    life, or widowhood, to be equally divided amongst my children, at her death,
    that is to say, Abraham, Isaac, and my daughter Tilitha's heirs, and Betsey,
    William, Polly, Martin, Berry, Anna, Sally and her heirs, and Synthia; also
    twenty-five dollars to be given to my grand-daughter, Janny Robbins.

    Lastly, I appoint my three sons, William Cantrell, Martin Cantrell and Berry
    Cantrell, executors of this last Will and Testament.

    In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand andseal this 30th day of March,
    1823.

    (signed) John Cantrell
    Test:
    Lanceford Cantrell
    George Cantrell
    Nimrod Cantrell"

    _____

    John married Elizabeth Cantrell Abt 1779, Guilford County, North Carolina. Elizabeth (daughter of Isaac Thornton Cantrell and Talitha Cloud) was born 0___ 1761, Orange County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1832, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  20. 177.  Elizabeth Cantrell was born 0___ 1761, Orange County, North Carolina (daughter of Isaac Thornton Cantrell and Talitha Cloud); died 0___ 1832, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

    Notes:

    Married:
    She married John (The miller) Cantrell. He was the son of John Cantrell and a first cousin to Elizabeth.

    Children:
    1. Anna Cantrell was born April 1776, Buck Creek, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    2. Cynthia Cantrell was born 1777, Buck Creek, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    3. 88. Isaac Cantrell, Sr. was born 24 May 1782, Buck Creek, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 18 Jun 1840, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Old Bildad Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    4. Elizabeth Cantrell was born 0Sep 1785, Buck Creek, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 11 Dec 1839, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Old Bildad Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    5. William Cantrell was born 1 Jun 1787, Buck Creek, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    6. Mary "Polly" Cantrell was born 10 Sep 1789, Buck Creek, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    7. Martin Cantrell was born 1791, Buck Creek, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    8. Berry Cantrell was born 1793, Buck Creek, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    9. Sarah "Sallie" Cantrell was born 1794, Buck Creek, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    10. Tabitha Cantrell was born 1797, Buck Creek, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

  21. 178.  Thomas Cantrell was born 23 Jan 1761, Caswell County, North Carolina (son of John Cantrell, Sr. and Hannah Jane Brittain); died 25 Sep 1830, (DeKalb County, Tennessee); was buried Williamsburg Cemetery, McMinn County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Religion: Baptist
    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot

    Notes:

    Revolutionary Patriot, Private.

    Was born Jan. 23, 1761 twelfth of John Cantrell's 21 sons.

    About 1780 he married Elizabeth Norris, daughter of Thomas Norris, who served in the Rev. War from PA. After their marriage they first settled in Grenville District, SC, but later moved to TN. It has been said he was the first of the name to migrate to that state. He settled on Sink Creek, De Kalb CO, where he operated an iron forge, which is still called the "Old Forge,"

    War Records, at Washington, D.C., show that 'Thomas Cantrell served as a member, rank and company not stated, of Lieutenant Colonel Lytle's command, Caswell County, NC, Revolutionary War. 'His name has been found only on a list, not dated, of men 'enrolled for Captain Robert Moore, from Caswell County'.

    He was a deacon in the Baptist Church.

    Thomas married Elizabeth A(nne) Norris 0___ 1782, Greenville County, South Carolina. Elizabeth (daughter of Thomas Norris and Elizabeth LNU) was born 10 Mar 1765, Virginia; died 25 Sep 1830, Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee; was buried Williamsburg Cemetery, McMinn County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  22. 179.  Elizabeth A(nne) Norris was born 10 Mar 1765, Virginia (daughter of Thomas Norris and Elizabeth LNU); died 25 Sep 1830, Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee; was buried Williamsburg Cemetery, McMinn County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 89. Nancy Cantrell was born 0___ 1790, Rockingham County, North Carolina; died 0Feb 1872, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Old Bildad Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    2. Elijah Houston Cantrell was born 13 Aug 1793, Greenville County, South Carolina; died 26 May 1866, Dade County, Missouri; was buried Buchanan Cemetery, Dade County, Missouri.
    3. Sarah Cantrell was born 1797, South Carolina.
    4. Gabriel Cantrell was born 0___ 1799, Greenville County, South Carolina; died 0Dec 1849, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

  23. 180.  Isaac Thornton Cantrell was born 0___ 1729, New Castle County, Delaware (son of Joseph C. Cantrell and Catherine LNU); died 23 Aug 1805, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Religion: Primitive Baptist Elder

    Notes:

    Isaac Cantrell was the son of Joseph and Catharina Cantrell of Wilmington, New Castle Co., DE. He was the pastor of the Buck Creek Baptist Church from 1796-1799. He is probably buried in the Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with a field stone marker. He was the husband of 3 wives: Talitha, Elizabeth, and Mary and the father of 25 children.

    Following information from notes compiled through the CantrellCousin Project.......... First, NOTES from Warren G. Cantrell ..........

    "One of Isaac's descendants stated in 1928 that Isaac married first, Talitha Cloud, and that she was a granddaughter of William Cloud, of County of Wilts, England, who bought 500 acres of land from William Penn, came over in 1682, landed at Philadelphia, and after tarrying awhile in or near that city went far into the woods, settling at length, in what is now the town of Concord, in Delaware County, PA. His house was just across the state line from New Castle Co. As the eldest child of Isaac was born in 1751, we can assume that the marriage was about 1750 and it would indicate that if Talitha was a Cloud, then her parents had also lived in the big valley of VA.
    We know that Isaac became an ordained Minister of the Baptist Church. There is no doubt that the last 60 years of Isaac and John Cantrell's lives, they devoted much of their energy to God's work and they became part of God's design for America. Hundreds of descendants have followed in their footsteps."

    Isaac is first located in the county records of Old Orange Co., NC 14 Dec. 1756, when he purchased 200 acres of land from the Earl of Granville and the deed was witnessed by Wm. Churton. In the Caswell Co. land grants, we find where Isaac was granted 202 acres of land on a ridge between the waters of County Line Creek and Jordon Creek. He sold this same land to his brother, John, 13 March 1759, and the sale was witnessed by James Watson. On the 10th of Nov. 1761, he purchased 280 acres of land from Robert Cate, Sr. and the deed was witnessed by Robert Cate, Jr. A purchase of 115 acres on the Northeast side of Haw River below Collins Creek is recorded 30 July 1760 in Caswell Co. land records and 13 Aug. 1765 in Orange Co., as a purchase from the Earl of Granville.

    On the 26th of April 1768, he sold 300 acres to Henry Pickett Jr. and the deed was witnessed by Thomas Cate. In the Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Orange Co. in the Province of No. Carolina, Court of Aug. 1764 at Childsburg which was then the name of the county seat, changed to Hillsboro in 1766, Isaac was appointed to a Grand Jury that was called and sworn. In the same Court, Isaac and other neighbors were appointed to a Road Jury to lay out a road to Tinnigs Mill, thense to Crow's Ford, thense to Cape Fare Road and to make a report to next Court.

    A church, Wolf Island Primitive Baptist Church, was formed by Isaac Cantrell and he was pastor of the Church for over twenty years. The Rockingham County Court Minutes indicate that the Church was locally known as "Cantrell's Meeting House" as early as 1785 and as late as 1807. It is noted that the first known pastors of Wolf Island Church owned and lived on the same farm. The land was first owned by Isaac Cantrell who sold the property to Clement Whittemore in 1798. In 1803 Whittemore sold the land to Thomas Moore, who deeded part of the farm to his son-in-law Robert Shreve in 1831. Robert Shreve was a step-son of Robert Cantrell, grandson of Isaac Cantrell. There are many purchases, sales and witnesses of deeds by Isaac Cantrell until he migrated to the old 96th District of SC.

    Isaac Cantrell Estate Papers--File 736, Spartanburg County, S.C. & Court of Common Pleas, Judgement Roll #302

    According to Annette Pirkle Starr, Isaac Cantrell died in Spartanburg SC and left a will dated Aug.23, 1805. She also stated that he had (at least rwp) two wives, Talitha CLOUD and Mary LINDER. Mary is shown as the widow in the following documents. John Pirtle, George Purtle, Sarah Pirtle, and Isaac Pirtle- "grandson of the said Isaac Cantrell" attended the proceedings. It's likely that John Pirtle is John Pirkle of Rockingham Co. NC, George - John's son. Sarah Pirtle is probably John's daughter-in-law, Sarah Cantrell Pirkle, wife of William Sr., in attendance with her son, Isaac K. Isaac Cantrell was born about 1733 according to Lawrence Bankston's testimony ,"He was about 72 years old."
    Rex W. Pirkle, 103 Twining, Denison TX, 75020
    rpirkle@texoma.net

    Isaac Cantrell Estate Papers--File 736, Spartanburg County, S.C. 17th February of 1806.

    Court of Ordinary met at Spartanburg Court House to try the protest of Peter Cantrell of Isaac Cantrell will as requested--the same to be proven in due form of Law.

    1. James Ezell and John Pirtle desposed that they signed the will of Isaac Cantrell at the testators request in his presence. They did not see him sign the Will nor did they sign at the same time.


    2. Lawrence Bankston He knoweth the testator about 50 years, The dec’d had a ver bad pain in his head & he the dec’d told him he thought it made him dull. He was about 72 years old. He done little by business but trusted to his wife or generally asked his wife, when a person came to settle, if it was not so and so.


    3. Isaac Young deposeth he was not in his riight senses in regard to the Church, He never agreed to anything to as to stand to it.



    4. Esq._____Turner

    He knew him for 10 years and did not think he was in proper senses. He only knew him in the Church and thought him childish in that respect and that it was common talk in the neighborhood that he was
    in his dotage, that he lay on a sick bed 2 years ond one month before he died.

    5. Capt. J. Turner

    deposeth he very often saw him and thought he was possessed of as strong a mind as the nature of his infirmanent and age would admit. The dec’d asked him to be Executor and he refused because
    the children were not all equal.

    6. John Pirtle,

    cross examined deposeth that about 14 years ago he thought was out of his senses but at the time he signed the will he was in his proper senses.

    7. James Ezell,

    cross examined says he was in his proper mind when he signed as a witness

    8. Rev. John Bankston

    He had known the dec’d from a boy. He Drew the Will contested. He signed his name as a witness and was named an Executor.. He requested the deceased to take his name out as an Executor. That he did believe that he was of disposing mind and memory, at least it was so to the last he knew and he thinks this to be same.

    9. William Garrot

    Deposeth he the dec’d was of a right mind and could do his business. That he was an industrious man, never kept an overseer and he thinks he directed his farm and he thinks he was in his proper mind. Some years ago he did not seem submissive to the church and he thought he might not be right.

    (Conclusion of protest Inquiry)

    Decided:

    That the Will as far as respects the personal property is valid and sufficiently proved. But it is not sufficient to convey the landed property.

    This 5th day of March, 1806 signed/ Gabriel Bumpap, ORD

    Cost; Surveying and examining of 8 witnesses 4 P
    6 citations and recording 15 P
    Decree 14

    Court of Common Pleas, Judgement Roll #302

    State of South Carolina
    Spartanburg District In Common Pleas
    To ______ __________ Alexander Cunningham, William Abbot, Mathew Abbott, & Leonard Adcock, Esq.


    Whereas Mary Cantrell & George Purtle Executors of the Last Will & testament of Isaac Cantrell deceased -- were summoned in our court of Common Pleas- before the Justices thereof-at Spartanburg Court House- to answer to Peter Cantrell - one of the sons and heirs of the said Isaac Cantrell deceased - in a pleas whereof - whereas the said

    Peter Cantrell,
    Mary Cantrell
    John Cantrell
    Enoch Cantrell
    Abraham Cantrell
    Elijah Cantrell
    Jacob Cantrell
    Richard Cantrell
    Sarah Pirtle
    Caleb Cantrell
    Nimrod Cantrell
    Mark Cantrell
    Daniel Cantrell
    Isaac Cantrell
    Benjaman Cantrell
    Charles Cantrell
    Reuben Cantrell
    Thomas Cantrell
    Lanceford Cantrell
    Isaac Pirtle, grandson of the said Isaac Cantrell deceased-hold together and undivided tract or several tracts of land

    To Wit;

    One tract of land originally granted to Reuben Dickson containing four hundred & twenty six acres on both sides of Pacolet river beginning at a black gum north side of the river running east on John
    Bankston’s line twenty-one chains to a pine thence south twenty chains to a birch on the river bank______crossing the river sixteen chains to a black jack thence south 20______twenty chains to a pine- thence north eighty______six chains to a pine on Edward Stubblefields line thence northwest on said line fifty chains to a chestnut on said river thence with the meandering of the waters to the first______., and another tract of land containing one hundred & thirty four acres orignally granted to Lawrence Bankston on the 7th of January 1799 on a branch of Pacolet River beginning at a black jack-running N.W. 80 to a post oak thence S. 35 chains to ______, thence south 18 chains to a pine thence North *0, East 25 chains to a black oak thence along said Cantrell’s line to the first station.

    And the said Peter, have desired Partition therof to be made between them- according to the form of the statue in such cases made and provided and permit not the same to be done unjustly or contrary to the statute aforesaid- and the said parties appearing in our said court before the Justices foresaid at the Spartanburg Court House_______the second Monday after the fourth Monday in October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seven -- the said defendents freely consentive that Partition should be made between them-whereupon it was considered by our said before the Justices aforesaid--of Spartanburg aforesaid, that Partion should be made between them of the premises with the appurtenances- Therefore we command you that you go in your proper persons to the premises and there in the presence of the _______by you to be forwarded if they should be willing to be present the premises with the appurtenances respect being had to the true value thereof---- you cause to be divided and laid out in the following manner (to wit)

    One-third part of the premises aforesaid you cause to be laid out, delivered and assigned to the said Mary Cantrell as her right of inheritance to the said Isaac Cantrell dec’d- and the remaining part of the premises to be divided into nineteen equal parts-(or else the value thereof) you cause the divided and assigned to each of the heirs of the said Isaac Cantrell dec’d -- one nineteenth part thereof to be holden in severatly(?)- so that neither of the said heirs may have more than respectively belongs to them and that that partition so openly & ____ made you have before our said Court the second Monday after the fourth Monday in March next & have then and there this writ.

    Witness the Honorable J.F. Grimke, Esq. 2nd Monday after 4th Monday in October 1807.

    March 25th, 1808

    In pursuance of a writ of petition of the lands and premises of Isaac Cantrell, dec’d, between the widow of the said deceased and his several heirs- To us direct from the Court of Common Pleas held at Spartanburg Court House on the 2nd Monday of the fourth Monday in October last we, William Abbott, Mathew Abbott, Alexander Cunningham, and Leonard Adcock, hath personally met on the land and premises which did belong to the said Isaac Cantrell, Deceased, and after being duly sworn proceeded as follows:

    To Wit.

    That 862 acres of land shown unto us and after duly inspecting said land, we appraised it to 650 dollars and 50 cents. Also we adjudged that Mary Cantrell, the widow of Isaac Cantrell, Dec’d that she shall have 200 acres of land laid out to her beginning 10 rods above the upper corner of her fance on the River thence running south _______by running with the old origiinal grant to Reuben Dixon from States office and the balance of the said being 662 acres of land _____ upon a credit of twelve months to be sold for the use of the said Isaac Cantrell’s heirs. Adjudged by us from the time _____ _____ the day and date above

    written, signed/

    Leonard Adcock
    Alexander Cunningham
    William W. Abbott
    Mathew Abobott

    Rev. Issac Cantrell NEVER had the Middle name of Throton! He was NEVER married to anyone named Talitha Cloud.. Has been documented that he was ONLY married twice. and ONLY had 19 chidren by between his TWO wives.

    Mrs. Donna L. Oglesby (#47096719)

    Donna Oglesby (dloglesby57@yahoo.com)

    Birth:
    formerly New Castle Co., PA

    Religion:
    Primitive Baptists, are also known as Hard Shell Baptists, Anti-Mission Baptists, or Old School Baptists. The adjective "Primitive" in the name has the sense of "original".

    Isaac — Elizabeth Cantrell. Elizabeth died 0___ 1772, Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina; was buried Wolf Island Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  24. 181.  Elizabeth Cantrell died 0___ 1772, Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina; was buried Wolf Island Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina.

    Notes:

    Elizabeth Cantrell was the second wife of Isaac Cantrell (1733-1805) who formed Wolf Island Primitive Baptist Church in 1777. He was its pastor for over 20 years.

    Children:
    1. 90. Benjamin Cantrell was born 0___ 1768, Rockingham County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1843, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Old Bildad Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    2. Daniel Cantrell was born 0___ 1770, Orange County, North Carolina; died Bef 1850.
    3. Peter Cantrell was born 0___ 1772, Guilford County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1848, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried Williams Cemetery #1, Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

  25. 182.  Elias Legate was born 0___ 1744, Spartanburg, South Carolina (son of John Leggett and Agnes LNU).

    Notes:

    Cannot prove that Elias is the son of John...DAH

    Elias — Sarah LNU. [Group Sheet]


  26. 183.  Sarah LNU
    Children:
    1. 91. Charity Legat was born 0___ 1764, Spartanburg, South Carolina; died 0___ 1835, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Old Bildad Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

  27. 184.  Jeremiah Clontz was born Aft 1732, (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) (son of Hieronymus "Jeremiah" Glantz and Erna Barbara Mack); died Union County, North Carolina; was buried Union Cemetery, Brief, Union County, North Carolina.

    Jeremiah married Sarah Catherine Rhine (CIRCA 1750), (Virginia). [Group Sheet]


  28. 185.  Sarah Catherine Rhine

    Notes:

    This might be she:

    20 Sep 2009:

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

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

    "Glance, Catherine 2,0,1,0,0"

    1790 Census North Carolina
    Lincoln 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
    1 of 3rd # free white females and head of families
    0 of 4th # all other free persons
    0 of 5th # slaves

    Birth:
    (PA or VA)

    Children:
    1. 92. Christian Clontz was born (CIRCA 1770), (North Carolina); died 25 Aug 1841, Burke County, North Carolina; was buried 26 Aug 1841, Burke County, North Carolina.

  29. 188.  Abraham Hembree was born (CIRCA 1790), Spartanburg County, South Carolina (son of Abraham Hembree and Winnifred "Nancy" Jackson); died 0___ 1851, (North Carolina).

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: possibly 'Mahala'

    Abraham married Winifred (South Carolina). Winifred was born (South Carolina). [Group Sheet]


  30. 189.  Winifred was born (South Carolina).
    Children:
    1. 94. James Madison "Mat or Nat" Hembree was born 0___ 1809, Burke County, North Carolina; died 30 Apr 1882, Gilmer County, Georgia; was buried (Little Bethel Cemetery, Murray County, Georgia).

  31. 190.  Thomas Floyd was born (CIRCA 1780).

    Thomas married Sallie LNU (CIRCA 1800). Sallie was born (CIRCA 1780). [Group Sheet]


  32. 191.  Sallie LNU was born (CIRCA 1780).
    Children:
    1. 95. Nancy Floyd was born 25 Mar 1790, South Carolina; died 27 Nov 1840, Hamilton County, Tennessee; was buried Emery Cemetery, Hamilton County, Tennessee.