William Cook Hutson

Male 1835 - 1864  (~ 29 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  William Cook Hutson was born 0___ 1835, White County, Tennessee (son of William Brittain "Brit" Hutson and Martha Howard); died ~ 1864, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois; was buried Rock Island Confederate Cemetery, Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Wm Cook Hudson
    • Military: CSA Soldier

    Notes:

    Buried:
    The Confederate Cemetery covers a rectangular, three-acre parcel of land, bound by Rodman Avenue and a post-and-chain fence to the north, Confederate Avenue to the south, and heavy tree cover to the east and west. A paved walkway extends from Rodman Avenue to the edge of the burials, passing a six-foot tall obelisk the Daughters of the Confederacy dedicated in 2003 to the Confederate veterans who died at Rock Island. At the south end of the grounds, opposite the monument, is the cemetery’s flagpole. Four Confederate cannons sit near the entrance, two each on either side of the monument.

    Died:
    The prison camp operated from December 1863 until July 1865, when the last prisoners were freed. After the war, the prison facility was completely destroyed. During its two years in operation, the prison camp housed a total of more than 12,400 Confederates.

    More history & map ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_Island_Arsenal

    William married Julie Chisam 9 Sep 1856. Julie (daughter of Overton DeWeese Chisam and Celia Jane Hash) was born 21 Mar 1836, (White County) Tennessee; died 21 Oct 1910; was buried Sparta Cemetery, Sparta, White County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. George Howard Hudson was born 7 Jul 1857, White County, Tennessee; died 4 Sep 1939; was buried Highland Cemetery, Sparta, White County, Tennessee.
    2. James Rhodes Hudson was born 13 Jul 1859, White County, Tennessee; died 1 Mar 1936.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William Brittain "Brit" Hutson was born 28 Oct 1811, (White County) Tennessee (son of Matthias E. "Matt" Hutson and Sarah Knowles); died 27 Jun 1864, Horseshoe Bend, White County, Tennessee; was buried Mount Pisgah Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer
    • Also Known As: William Britton Hutson

    William married Martha Howard 11 Nov 1830, (White County, Tennessee). Martha was born 0___ 1812, North Carolina; died 0___ 1889, (White County, Tennessee); was buried Mount Pisgah Cemetery, White County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Martha Howard was born 0___ 1812, North Carolina; died 0___ 1889, (White County, Tennessee); was buried Mount Pisgah Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 1. William Cook Hutson was born 0___ 1835, White County, Tennessee; died ~ 1864, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois; was buried Rock Island Confederate Cemetery, Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois.
    2. Matthias Howard "Howard" Hutson was born 11 Jan 1838, White County, Tennessee; died 25 Feb 1905, (White County) Tennessee; was buried Peeled Chestnut Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    3. Narcissa Hutson was born 1841, White County, Tennessee.
    4. Lydia Hutson was born 1846, White County, Tennessee.
    5. Sarah R. Hutson was born 1849, White County, Tennessee.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Matthias E. "Matt" Hutson was born 18 Jun 1792, Hyde County, North Carolina (son of Albert Lee "Abel" Hutson, III and Sarah Rebecca Swindle); died 26 Jun 1860, White County, Tennessee; was buried Mount Pisgah Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Farmer
    • Also Known As: 1
    • Military: War of 1812 Veteran
    • Residence: 0___ 1806, White County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Came to White Co. in 1806.

    190 acres him by his father, Abel, 14 Jan 1819, in White County.

    Fought at the Battle of New Orleans, during the War of 1812..."The Families of White County", p. 32

    Died:
    of apoplexy...

    Matthias married Sarah Knowles 30 Jan 1811, (White County, Tennessee). Sarah (daughter of John William Knowles and Hanna "Molly" Preston) was born 18 Sep 1789, Fairfax County, Virginia; died 19 Aug 1865, White County, Tennessee; was buried Mount Pisgah Cemetery, White County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Sarah Knowles was born 18 Sep 1789, Fairfax County, Virginia (daughter of John William Knowles and Hanna "Molly" Preston); died 19 Aug 1865, White County, Tennessee; was buried Mount Pisgah Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 2. William Brittain "Brit" Hutson was born 28 Oct 1811, (White County) Tennessee; died 27 Jun 1864, Horseshoe Bend, White County, Tennessee; was buried Mount Pisgah Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    2. Thomas Elliott Hutson was born 13 May 1813, (White County) Tennessee; died 12 Jul 1877, White County, Tennessee; was buried Mount Pisgah Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    3. Eleanor Knowles "Nellie" Hutson was born 16 Jan 1815, (White County) Tennessee; died 17 Aug 1865, White County, Tennessee; was buried Mount Pisgah Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    4. Narcissa Hutson was born 29 Oct 1816, White County, Tennessee; died 0Aug 1891, Ballard County, Kentucky; was buried Bardwell Cemetery, Bardwell, Carlisle County, Kentucky.
    5. Sarah "Sallie" Moore Hutson was born 18 Jan 1820, White County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1895, White County, Tennessee; was buried Mount Pisgah Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    6. Julia Ann Hutson was born 10 Oct 1821, (White County) Tennessee; died 28 Mar 1874, White County, Tennessee; was buried Fuston Cemetery, Gath, Warren County, Tennessee.
    7. Susannah S. "Susie" Hutson was born 18 Mar 1823, White County, Tennessee; died 1870'S, (White County, Tennessee).
    8. Martha Meek Hutson was born 16 Jun 1828, (White County) Tennessee.
    9. James M(athhias) Hutson was born 6 Feb 1830, (White County) Tennessee; died 6 Feb 1866, White County, Tennessee; was buried Mount Pisgah Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    10. Margaret Louvina Kelly "Vena" Hutson was born 26 Apr 1833, White County, Tennessee; died 15 Jun 1913, White County, Tennessee; was buried New Bybees Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Albert Lee "Abel" Hutson, III was born ~ 1775, Swan Quarter, Hyde County, North Carolina (son of Albert Lee "Abel" Hutson, II and Susanna Britton); died LATE 1845, (White County, Tennessee); was buried Abel Hutson Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Burial: Abel Hutson Cemetery, White County, Tennessee
    • Religion: Methodist
    • Also Known As: Reverend Abel Hutson
    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot
    • Will: 29 Oct 1845, White County, Tennessee
    • Probate: 1 Dec 1845, White County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    In 1817,James,Burrill & Pink Hutson are mention in White County Deed Records.

    What is their relationship to Abel?

    Archibald Hutson sells 10 acres in White County, to Juliana Laurence, 12 Jan 1819. He is the younger brother of Abel... http://www.familytreecircles.com/hutson-family-of-north-carolina-and-tennessee-18492.html

    "Heritage of White County",p. 242;"Came from Swan Quarter,Hyde Co.,NC".

    Methodist preacher.

    Probate:
    by William Little, Clerk of the White County Court.

    Albert married Sarah Rebecca Swindle (Hyde County, North Carolina). Sarah was born (~ 1775), (Hyde County, North Carolina); died Bef 1800, Hyde County, North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Sarah Rebecca Swindle was born (~ 1775), (Hyde County, North Carolina); died Bef 1800, Hyde County, North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Sarah Rebecca Swindle

    Notes:

    His step-sister... "Passons", p. 331

    I would like to prove that she is a daughter of Caleb Swindle as the time-frames appear favorable...DAH

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    Re: Matt Hutson search

    Posted by: Frank Hudson Date: February 02, 2002 at 18:41:49

    In Reply to: Re: Matt Hutson search by Gloria of 1392


    Hi Gloria,

    John is not one of the three brothers in Campbell Co, Tn he is from NC. But I do remember seeing in the mortality schedule for 1850 that Mary Hutson died March 1850. Mary Jane Hutson married Richard Green 16 Jul 1845. Mary Jane Hutson's Father was Matthias E. Hutson (Hyde, NC) and Mother was Sarah Knowles (Fairfax, VA) - Matthias E. Hutson's father was Abel Hutson and Mother Sarah Rebecca SWINDELL. Matthias and Sarah are buried at Mt. Pisgah Cem White Co., Tn.

    Mary Janes siblings are:

    Isaiah Hutson,
    Eleanor Knowles Hutson,
    Sarah Moore Hutson,
    Julia Ann Hutson,
    William Britten Hutson,
    Narcissa Hutson,
    Susannah S. Hutson,
    Margaret Lavina Kelly Hutson,
    Thomas Elliott Hutson,
    Martha Meek Hutson,
    (MARY JANE HUTSON),

    James M. Hutson

    Hope this helps --- Frank

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    From: droe@gbronline.com
    Subject: Sarah Rebecca Swindell
    Date: 28 Jul 2006 09:01:54 -0600


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    Message Board Post:

    Looking for any information on Sarah Rebecca Swindle or Swindell, married Abel Hutson (Jr.) about 1791 in Hyde Co., TN. She was born about 1794 in Hyde Co. She probably died before 1800 in Hyde Co., possibly soon after birth of son Isaiah Hutson, who was born 13 Feb 1794.

    Children:
    1. 4. Matthias E. "Matt" Hutson was born 18 Jun 1792, Hyde County, North Carolina; died 26 Jun 1860, White County, Tennessee; was buried Mount Pisgah Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    2. Isaiah Asbury Hutson, Sr. was born 13 Feb 1794, Hyde County, North Carolina; died 14 Aug 1863, White County, Tennessee; was buried Hutson Cemetery #3, Walling, White County, Tennessee.
    3. Celia T. Hutson was born 0___ 1794, South Carolina; died 0___ 1863, White County, Tennessee.

  3. 10.  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]


  4. 11.  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. John (William) Knowles, Jr. was born 0___ 1784, Commonwealth of Virginia; died 0___ 1864, White County, Tennessee.
    4. 5. 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


Generation: 5

  1. 16.  Albert Lee "Abel" Hutson, II was born ~ 1756, (Hyde County, North Carolina) (son of Albert Lee "Abel" Hutson and unnamed spouse); died 0___ 1805, White County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Death: 0___ 1805, Hyde County, North Carolina

    Notes:

    Descendants of Abel Hutson, George Hutson, Nancy (Hutson) Weaver William "Pink" Hudson and Burrell Hudson... http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~egenealogy/hutson.html

    Albert married Susanna Britton (Hyde County, North Carolina). Susanna was born (CIRCA 1750), (Hyde County) North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  2. 17.  Susanna Britton was born (CIRCA 1750), (Hyde County) North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Susanna Brittain

    Notes:

    Abel Hutson 1759 NC

    Posted by: Adell Devinaspre

    Date: August 08, 1999 at 14:32:27 of 1342

    I am searching for information concerning Abel Hutson who married Susannah Britton. Does anyone know where he descended from? Please post message. Thank you

    Followups:

    * Abel Hutson descendent Marty Acks 1/01/00

    Children:
    1. 8. Albert Lee "Abel" Hutson, III was born ~ 1775, Swan Quarter, Hyde County, North Carolina; died LATE 1845, (White County, Tennessee); was buried Abel Hutson Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.


Generation: 6

  1. 32.  Albert Lee "Abel" Hutson was born ~ 1732, (Hyde County, North Carolina); died 0Jan 1806, Hyde County, North Carolina.

    Notes:

    Children of ABEL HUTSON and UNK are:

    2. i. NANCY*2 HUTSON, b. Bet. 1757 - 1767, North Carolina; d. Bet. 1840 - 1850, White Co., Tenn..
    3. ii. GEORGE WILLIAM HUTSON, b. Bet. 1750 - 1760, Halifax Co., Virg.; d. Bet. 1810 - 1814, Tennessee.
    4. iii. ABEL HUTSON, b. Abt. 1756, North Carolina; d. 1805, White Co., Tenn..
    iv. ARCHIBALD HUTSON, b. Abt. 1758; d. Unknown.
    v. ELIJAH HUTSON, b. Abt. 1759; d. Unknown.
    vi. EZEKIEL HUTSON, b. Abt. 1760; d. Unknown.
    vii. WILLIAM HUTSON, b. 1764; d. Unknown.

    Albert married unnamed spouse (~ 1750), (Hyde County, North Carolina). unnamed was born 0___ 1741; died 0___ 1839. [Group Sheet]


  2. 33.  unnamed spouse was born 0___ 1741; died 0___ 1839.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Sarah Ann Hutson (Swindell)

    Children:
    1. 16. Albert Lee "Abel" Hutson, II was born ~ 1756, (Hyde County, North Carolina); died 0___ 1805, White County, Tennessee.
    2. Archibald Hutson was born ~ 1758, (Hyde County, North Carolina).
    3. Elijah Hutson was born ~ 1759, (Hyde County, North Carolina).
    4. George William Hutson was born 1750-1760, Halifax County, Virginia; died 1810-1814, Tennessee.
    5. Ezekiel Hutson was born ~ 1760, (Hyde County, North Carolina).
    6. William Hutson was born 0___ 1764, (Hyde County, North Carolina).
    7. Nancy Hutson was born 1757-1767, (Hyde County) North Carolina; died 1840-1850, White County, Tennessee.