John Forrest Fisher

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John Forrest Fisher

    John married Rosalie Benitez Rodgers [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Gary Thomas Fisher
    2. Jim Forrest Fisher

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John Thomas Fisher was born 4 Jan 1906, Lancaster, Smith County, Tennessee (son of James Lafayette Fisher and Pearl Telitha Hennessee); died 12 Jul 1975, Los Angeles, California.

    John married Bernice Rose Bauman [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Bernice Rose Bauman
    Children:
    1. 1. John Forrest Fisher


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  James Lafayette Fisher was born 13 Dec 1852, (DeKalb County) Tennessee (son of James Cooksey Fisher and Rachel Terrell Plunkett); died 4 Dec 1926, (DeKalb County, Tennessee).

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Physician

    James married Pearl Telitha Hennessee 27 Dec 1885, DeKalb County, Tennessee. Pearl (daughter of James Patrick Alexander Hennessee and Mary Elizabeth Cantrell) was born 9 Jul 1869, Laurel Hill, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 14 Jan 1940, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Pearl Telitha Hennessee was born 9 Jul 1869, Laurel Hill, DeKalb County, Tennessee (daughter of James Patrick Alexander Hennessee and Mary Elizabeth Cantrell); died 14 Jan 1940, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri.

    Notes:

    See notes from
    "Baptist Church of Christ", Records, 1885-1894, DeKalb Co.

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    FAMILY HISTORY IN RHYME by Dr.J.L.Fisher (married Pearl Hennessee)


    (in 1866:)
    There was a little family, Who lived in Tennessee, Father, Mother,
    Sisters, Brother, Whose name was Hennessee.

    (in 1878:)
    They lived in peace and pleasure, For twelve years and more, When Jesus
    called their Della, To Canaan's golden shore.

    (in 1881:)
    Then they lived together, For only three more years, When Jesus called the
    father, Beyond this vale of tears.

    Now, the mother and her children, For only six years more, Labored for a
    living, On Caney Fork's shore.

    (in 1887:)
    When Jesus called the mother, To come to Canaan's shore, To rest from her
    labor, With Him forevermore.

    Now in this cold world alone, Six orphans were left, To love and help each
    other on, Though the road be rough at best.

    (in 1897:)
    Then in Eighteen-Ninety-Seven Their sister Minnie died And went home to
    Heaven, To dwell by parents' side.

    (in 1914:)
    Now four sisters and a brother, In distant homes apart, In love for each
    other, Are joined in hand and heart.

    So may they live, so may they love, Till Jesus calls them home above, And
    this last line shall be my prayer, That they may meet each other there.

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    Notes:

    Married:
    ,by J.H.Vickers,M.G.

    Children:
    1. Eda Vance Fisher was born 14 Nov 1886, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 20 May 1913.
    2. Lee Forrest Fisher was born 5 Dec 1888, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1938.
    3. James Oscar Fisher was born 16 Jun 1891, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 0Jan 1980.
    4. Della Elizabeth Fisher was born 11 Dec 1894, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 22 May 1995, Coldwater, Wayne County, Missouri.
    5. Lillian Pearl Fisher was born 25 Mar 1899, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 16 Nov 1900, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    6. Mary Helen Fisher was born 21 Mar 1901, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 2 Feb 1964.
    7. 2. John Thomas Fisher was born 4 Jan 1906, Lancaster, Smith County, Tennessee; died 12 Jul 1975, Los Angeles, California.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  James Cooksey Fisher was born 11 Feb 1811, DeKalb County, Tennessee (son of John Fisher, Jr. and Elizabeth Cooksey); died 24 Sep 1873, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Fisher Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Farmer

    James married Rachel Terrell Plunkett (DeKalb County, Tennessee). Rachel was born 20 Sep 1820, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 2 Mar 1865, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Fisher Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Rachel Terrell Plunkett was born 20 Sep 1820, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 2 Mar 1865, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Fisher Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. Josephine Fisher was born 5 Dec 1843, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 16 Sep 1911, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Fisher Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    2. Helen Fisher was born 1845, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1865.
    3. Thomas Jefferson Fisher was born 22 Feb 1847, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 14 Nov 1916, Carthage, Tennessee.
    4. Elizabeth Frances "Frances" Fisher was born 2 Jun 1848, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 12 Feb 1893, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Fisher Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    5. John Benton Fisher was born 20 Jul 1849, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 30 Sep 1919, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Fisher Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    6. Joseph Denton Fisher was born 1851, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 6 May 1939.
    7. 4. James Lafayette Fisher was born 13 Dec 1852, (DeKalb County) Tennessee; died 4 Dec 1926, (DeKalb County, Tennessee).
    8. Reuben Fisher was born 1854, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    9. Cicero Fisher was born 1855, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    10. Martha Jane Fisher was born 2 Jul 1857, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 23 Oct 1932.
    11. Rebecca Fisher was born 13 Jan 1859, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 20 Dec 1928.
    12. Landa Fisher was born 27 Feb 1861, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 14 Jan 1926.
    13. Mary Lee Fisher was born 26 Jun 1863, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 11 Apr 1864, (DeKalb County) Tennessee.
    14. Rachel Terrell Fisher was born 26 Feb 1865, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 28 Oct 1946.

  3. 10.  James Patrick Alexander Hennessee was born 14 Nov 1834, Warren County, Tennessee (son of Archibald Wilcher "Archie" Hennessee and Elizabeth Jane "Jennie" Neal); died 4 Feb 1881, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Merchant
    • Military: CSA Veteran, 2nd Lieutenant

    Notes:

    Lt. in Civil War. Re HMH Testimony..."was severely wounded at Murfreesboro and was so badly wounded at Atlanta that he was never able to be with his company any more."

    end of note

    25 Jul 2007

    http://www.tngennet.org/records/military/civilwar/16tnin-el.txt

    Hennessee, J.P.A. Pvt.Lt. D CSR, Head

    Enlisted 7/31/61. Promoted to 2nd Lt. 5/8/62. Was in hospital in Macon Ga. in 9/64. Furloughed 10/31/64. From Warren Co. Wounded slightly at Murfreesboro. Wounded at Atlanta according to another Hennessee.

    James married Mary Elizabeth Cantrell 19 Jul 1866, DeKalb County, Tennessee. Mary (daughter of John Cantrell and Tabitha Cantrell) was born 24 Aug 1840, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 9 Jul 1887, White County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Mary Elizabeth Cantrell was born 24 Aug 1840, DeKalb County, Tennessee (daughter of John Cantrell and Tabitha Cantrell); died 9 Jul 1887, White County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Married:
    ,by H.L.Puckett,J.P.

    Children:
    1. Minnie Florence Hennessee was born 28 Apr 1867, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 24 Jul 1897, Stephensville, Erath County, Texas.
    2. 5. Pearl Telitha Hennessee was born 9 Jul 1869, Laurel Hill, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 14 Jan 1940, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri.
    3. Della Anne Hennessee was born 7 Feb 1871, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 26 Nov 1887, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri.
    4. Mary Etta "Etta" Hennessee was born 16 Jul 1872, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    5. John Wilcher Hennessee was born 0Dec 1873, (DeKalb County) Tennessee.
    6. Martha Jane "Jane" Hennessee was born 5 Aug 1875, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 23 Mar 1954, Montgomery County, Arkansas; was buried Big Fir Cemetery, Montgomery County, Arkansas.
    7. Lucy Belle Hennessee was born 16 Jul 1877, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    8. Josephine Hennessee was born 6 Dec 1880, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 5 May 1881, DeKalb County, Tennessee.


Generation: 5

  1. 16.  John Fisher, Jr. was born 11 Jul 1781, Rutherford County, North Carolina (son of John Fisher and Elizabeth (Tubb)); died (Walker's Branch, DeKalb County, Tennessee).

    John married Elizabeth Cooksey 1809, Smith County, Tennessee. Elizabeth was born (1792); died 1856-1860, (Walker's Branch, DeKalb County, Tennessee). [Group Sheet]


  2. 17.  Elizabeth Cooksey was born (1792); died 1856-1860, (Walker's Branch, DeKalb County, Tennessee).

    Notes:

    Re: George Washington Cooksey
    Posted by: Mel Cooksey Date: September 08, 1999 at 18:25:11
    In Reply to: Re: George Washington Cooksey by Larry Rader of 1858

    Larry,
    I have complete info on Enoch's family if you wish to e-mail me at cybrbrdr@electrotex.com.
    Let me know if you can receive a Word or Works document.

    Enoch had no daughter Elizabeth, although he had ten other daughters! Beware of the Cooksey info which is connected with the Fisher family stories. Much of it is inaccurate. The Elizabeth of whom you speak is likely the daughter of Josiah Cooksey. Fishers in Warren and Dekalb Co., Tn were near Josiah and his people. Elizabeth is attributed to have been born ca. 1792, perhaps earlier. Enoch was born ca. 1778 and his first child was born in ca. 1810.

    I have been unable to find Elizabeth Fisher on any 1850 census. Can anyone help? I'm curious to know where she says she was born and when.

    Mel Cooksey

    Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2012 11:13 AM
    To: ssi@stx.rr.com
    Subject: Cooksey



    Hi Mel.

    Have little or no proof for my Elizabeth Cooksey…

    http://thehennesseefamily.com/getperson.php?personID=I20195&tree=hennessee

    Can you help?

    Thank you,

    David Hennessee


    If you are speaking of Elizabeth Cooksey, wife of John Fisher, Jr. b. ca. 1781, doubtful you will ever find anything that completely proves her parents.

    I have always attributed her to Josiah Cooksey 1764-ca. 1853. Josiah and his second wife Charity lived in Dekalb County, apparently along the same watershed as John, Jr. , and family associations seemed to be the same.

    Nicholas Fisher mentions daughter Salley Cooksey in his will. This could be Josiah’s first wife. Josiah was single on the 1800 census. If this was the case, Elizabeth and John, Jr were first cousins.

    The other candidate for Elizabeth’s father would be Cornelius Cooksey, who was also in Greenville District, SC in the 1790s and early 1800s along with Josiah, Andrew, Sr. , Andrew, Jr. Enoch, Zachariah and William. Andrew Sr. was too old, Andrew, Jr and Enoch were too young, nothing is known about William. Zachariah’s children are all known.

    Cornelius had three daughters b. 1790-1800. I have been unable to identify any of them. Cornelius moved away from Warren County (of which Dekalb was a part until the 1830s) and moved his family to Hardeman County, TN.

    It has been a long time since I looked at Fisher stuff, and this point, without digging into to some old files, I cannot remember where all the info on John Fisher, Jr. and Elizabeth came from. Can you direct me to any sources?

    Mel

    Children:
    1. Sarah "Sallie" Fisher was born 0___ 1804, Smith County, Tennessee.
    2. 8. James Cooksey Fisher was born 11 Feb 1811, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 24 Sep 1873, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Fisher Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

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

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

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

    David,

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

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

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

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

    Wm. Henesey #4803 3 yrs. pg. 448

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

    Helen







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

    Occupation:
    Property valued at $1100

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

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


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

  5. 22.  John Cantrell was born 0___ 1804, Spartanburg County, South Carolina (son of Abraham Cantrell and Sarah Durham); died 0___ 1847, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer
    • Probate: 7 May 1848, DeKalb County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Felix Upchurch appointed his administrator...

    John married Tabitha Cantrell ~ 1827, DeKalb County, Tennessee. Tabitha (daughter of Benjamin Cantrell and Charity Legat) was born 0___ 1807, Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  6. 23.  Tabitha Cantrell was born 0___ 1807, Warren County, Tennessee (daughter of Benjamin Cantrell and Charity Legat).

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Matilda Tabitha Cantrell

    Children:
    1. Uriah Emmet Cantrell was born 1828, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    2. Sarah Cantrell was born 1830, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. Nancy Ann Cantrell was born 1832, Warren County, Tennessee.
    4. Abraham Cantrell was born 0___ 1833, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died Abt 1886, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Morgan Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    5. Charity Cantrell was born 1836, Warren County, Tennessee.
    6. George W. Cantrell was born 1838, Warren County, Tennessee.
    7. 11. Mary Elizabeth Cantrell was born 24 Aug 1840, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 9 Jul 1887, White County, Tennessee.
    8. Benjamin Cantrell was born 0___ 1844, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 23 Aug 1933, Madison County, Alabama.
    9. Green Perry Cantrell was born 0___ 1846, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died BY 1900, Davidson County, Tennessee.


Generation: 6

  1. 32.  John Fisher was born 11 Sep 1756, Halifax County, Virginia (son of Nicholas, Fisher and Elizabeth (Cooksey)); died 11 Apr 1837, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Fisher Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot
    • Probate: 13 Mar 1837, Warren County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Letter from Bureau of Pensions:

    "Revolutionary War pension claim W25580. It appears that John Fisher was born Sept. 11, 1756, in Halifax County, Virginia. He moved with his father (name not given) to Orange County, from there to Lincoln County and from there to Rutherford County, North Carolina.

    While a resident of Rutherford County,North Carolina,he enlisted and served as a private as follows:-

    From late in 1776, or early in 1777, four months in Captain (?) Jones' Company in Colonel William Graham's North Carolina Regiment; from sometime in 1780, about two months before the battle of King's Mountain, ten months in Carolina regiment, he was taken prisoner by Ferguson but made his escape when the latter was defeated at King's Mountain and soon rejoined Captain Tutt's Company and Colonel Hammond's Regiment. A few days after his return home, he enlisted and served four months in Captian Tutt's company in Colonel LeRoy Hammond's South Carolina Regiment.

    He was allowed pension on his application executed July 2, 1833, at which time he was living in Warren County, Tennessee.

    He died April 11, 1837, in DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    The soldier married December 28, 1825, in Warren County, Tennessee, Lucinda Trammel.

    She was allowed pension on her application executed July 17, 1855, at which time she was living in DeKalb County, Tennessee, aged seventy years.

    The soldier's son, name not given, was killed at the Battle of New Orleans."

    "The Fisher Family", by E. R. Whitley, Tennessee State Library.

    Abstracted from the, "Warren County Book of Wills and Inventories,
    1827-1844", pp. 198,199 and 254:

    "In the name of God,Amen. I, John Fisher, of this county Warren and the State of Tennessee, being aged and declining but of sound mind and perfect memory, do make this , my last will in manner and form as following: Item in the first and first place I give my body to the dust to be buried decently at the discretion of my Executors, hereafter named and Secondly, I give my soul to Almighty God who first gave it to me and as touching my worldly estate which it hath pleased God to bless me with, I dispose of as following:

    First , I give my beloved wife Lucy Fisher, one horse beast and one cow and calf; six head of hogs; six head of sheep; all the fowels we possess; one common feather bed and furniture; one plow and plowing ghears and pot and hooks one small oven; one dish, half a dozen plates, knives and forks; tea cups and saucers.

    I further lend to my said beloved wife, Lucy Fisher, one hundred and twenty nine acres of land included in the three tracts including the Kissiah Island where William Dunham now lives; during her natural life of widowhood and at her marriage or death; to be sold by Executors giving twelve months credits and when this money is collected to be equally divided among my several children.

    I also give to my wife one cotton wheel and cord and one flour wheel and one trunk and one saddle and bridle. I give and bequeath unto

    my son Joseph Fisher one mare one year old.

    All the balance of my property consisting of cattle, hogs, sheep, house furniture and farming tools and all utensils to be sold as before mentioned and when the price collected, to be equally divided among my children.

    I further give and bequeath unto my children consisting of thirteen, the three hundred acre tract of land to be equally divided among them by my executors, in confirmation whereof I constitute and appoint my son and friend, David Fisher and Joseph Upchurch my sole executors to this last will and testament revoking and disallowing any other will or wills heretofore made by me in witness whereof I here unto set my and seal this thirteenth day of March, One-Thousand-Eight-Hundred and Thirty-Seven.

    (Signed)
    John Fisher
    (Seal)
    Wit: William Scott (Signed)
    John Tippit (Signed) ".

    John FISHER, Private, SC Line, $60.00 Annual Allowance, $180.00 Amount Received, October 2, 1833 Pension Started, Age 77, Warren Co TN Pension List.

    Son of Nicholas Fisher and Elizabeth. Husband of Elizabeth (last name believed to be Tubb) and "Tennessee" Lucinda Tramel. Revolutionary War Veteran. Father of John J, William, Mourning, Mary, Ann, Elizabeth, Catherine (Catron), David, Eleanor, Thomas, Washington, Cynthia, James, Joshua, Littleberry,and Joseph.

    DAR marker at gravesite

    John married Elizabeth (Tubb) 29 Nov 1779, Rutherford County, North Carolina. Elizabeth was born 28 Oct 1758, (North Carolina); died 11 Aug 1823, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Caney Fork Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 33.  Elizabeth (Tubb) was born 28 Oct 1758, (North Carolina); died 11 Aug 1823, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Caney Fork Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Second wife...Livy Tubb

    Children:
    1. 16. John Fisher, Jr. was born 11 Jul 1781, Rutherford County, North Carolina; died (Walker's Branch, DeKalb County, Tennessee).
    2. William Fisher was born 18 Apr 1783, Rutherford County, North Carolina; died 0Mar 1831, White County, Tennessee; was buried John Fisher Homestead, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    3. Mourning Fisher was born ~ 1793, Rutherford County, North Carolina; died ~ 1860, Arkansas.
    4. David Fisher was born 11 Jun 1800, Rutherford County, North Carolina; died 10 Nov 1879, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Fisher Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    5. Thomas Fisher was born 24 Feb 1805, (Rutherford County) North Carolina; died 14 Jan 1889, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Fisher Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

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

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

    Item First:

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

    Item Second:

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

    Item Third:

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

    Item Fourth:

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

    Item Fifth:

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

    Item Sixth:

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

    Item Seventh:

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

    Item 8:

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

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

    Item 2nd:

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

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

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

    Signed: James Hennessee

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

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

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

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

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

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

    circa 1830-1831:

    "CHANCERY of M'MINVILLE DECREES

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

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

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

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

    20 Jul 2008

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

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

    21 July 1815

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

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

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

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

    Turner Lane )

    Frances Hennessee )

    Joseph Smith ) Esqrs.

    Isaac Medkiff )

    Test- Jacob A. Lane. Clk.

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    more...

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

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

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

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

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

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    more...

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

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

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

    more...

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

    Select a year and view county line changes...

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

    Will:
    - Will recorded

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

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

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

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

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


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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

    Birth:
    or Amherst Co.,VA

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

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

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

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

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

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

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


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

    Notes:

    6 Aug 2007:


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


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

    I HAVE MORE INFORMATION ON THE NEAL FAMILY.

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




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

  7. 44.  Abraham Cantrell was born 0___ 1789, Buck Creek, Spartanburg County, South Carolina (son of Abraham Cantrell and Malissa Lucy "Etta" Watson); died 0___ 1845, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Probate: 9 Jan 1858, DeKalb County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    "was probably the eldest son of Abraham and one of the sons "Over sixteen years of age" mentioned in the First Census, 1790. In 1813, he seems to have disposed of all his property in the that State and moved to Tennessee, as he received a grant of land in 1814, which is recorded at Sparta, White County, Tennessee.

    In the ten years following the War of 1812, a large number of Cantrells moved from the Carolinas to Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama.

    In 1824, her receved a grant of land on Sink Creek, recorded in McMinnville."

    Died:
    intestate...

    Abraham married Sarah Durham 1809, (North Carolina). Sarah (daughter of Achilles Durham and Mary Unica 'Unicy' Cate) was born ~ 1775, (North Carolina). [Group Sheet]


  8. 45.  Sarah Durham was born ~ 1775, (North Carolina) (daughter of Achilles Durham and Mary Unica 'Unicy' Cate).
    Children:
    1. 22. John Cantrell was born 0___ 1804, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 0___ 1847, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    2. Joseph W. Cantrell was born 22 Mar 1807, Spartanburg, South Carolina; died 22 Feb 1877, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    3. Talitha Cantrell was born 1809, Spartanburg, South Carolina; died 1870'S, Weakley County, Tennessee.
    4. Son Cantrell was born 1810.
    5. Mary Cantrell was born 1811, Spartanburg, South Carolina.
    6. George W(ashington) Cantrell was born 5 Oct 1813, (DeKalb County) Tennessee; died 12 Feb 1892, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Kennedy Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    7. Ann Cantrell was born 1816, (DeKalb County) Tennessee.
    8. Son Cantrell was born 1816.
    9. Charity Cantrell was born 1816, (DeKalb County) Tennessee.
    10. Benjamin Cantrell was born 1818, Warren County, Tennessee.
    11. Achilles Durham Cantrell was born 25 Jul 1819, White County, Tennessee; died 16 Jan 1895, Mayes County, Oklahoma.
    12. Chesley W. Cantrell was born 0___ 1823, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 5 Oct 1863, Chicamauga, Georgia.
    13. Berry Y(oung) Cantrell was born 0___ 1825, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1887, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    14. David A. Cantrell was born 1825, Warren County, Tennessee.
    15. William Hiram Cantrell was born 1827, Warren County, Tennessee; died Abt 1849.
    16. Elizabeth Cantrell was born 1833, Warren County, Tennessee.
    17. Sarah Durham Cantrell was born 2 Jul 1837, (Spartanburg County) South Carolina; died 31 Dec 1917, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried 1 Jan 1918.
    18. 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.
    19. Abraham C. Cantrell was born 1843, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

  9. 46.  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]


  10. 47.  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. 23. Tabitha Cantrell was born 0___ 1807, Warren County, Tennessee.
    9. Martha Cantrell was born (Spartanburg County, South Carolina).
    10. 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.


Generation: 7

  1. 64.  Nicholas, Fisher was born 0___ 1730, (Germany); died 22 Apr 1794, Greenville County, South Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Alt Birth: 0___ 1722
    • Will: 2 Apr 1794, Greenville County, South Carolina

    Notes:

    "The Fisher Line", Compiled by Margaret Fisher and Betty Fisher Cox, p. 1;

    "Nicholas Fisher, ancestor of thousands of descendants, left a legacy of family tradition that as been handed down through the generations of Fishers. This family tradition includes a mystery surrounding the land of his nativity. Was he born in America, or was he "Black Dutch"? This was a name from the area around the Rhine River valley that later became a part of Germany. The immigrants would do down the Rhine to Holland where they would sail for the new world, usually setting in Pennsylvania. Many of them later moved southward to Maryland and Virginia because of the harsh winters in Pennsylvania, and the availability of land. From Tennessee to west Kentucky the family tradition persists that Nicholas was Black Dutch.

    In the name of God amen to whom these may concern know ye that I Nicholas Fisher, Snr. of the State of South Carolina Greenville County being in perfect mind and memory But low in Body do make this Last will and testament in the first place I give and bequeath my soul to God that gave it to me and by Body to the Earth to Be buried in a Christian manner in the second place I Give and Bequeath my loving wife Elizabeth Fisher one third of my Lands goods and Chattels During her Life and after her Decease the Land to be Equally Divided Between my two sons Thomas Fisher and Nicholas Fisher After my Lawful Debts are paid unto my youngest son Nicholas Fisher Junior I give and Bequeath one Certain yearling horse Colt now sucks the mare and my Saddle and and the rest of my Stock to Be Equally Divided between Thomas Fisher and Peggy Fisher and Anice Fisher and Nicholas Fisher and I do make John Fisher and Thomas Fisher by Sole Executors I do give to

    my son John Fisher five shillings Sterling money and unto
    my son James Fisher I give and Bequeath one Shilling Sterling money and unto
    my Daughter Mary Tubb I give and Bequaeth one Shilling Sterling and unto
    my daughter Sally Cooksey I give and Bequeath one shilling Sterling and unto
    my Daugher Elizabeth McVay I give and Bequeath one Shilling Sterling money

    and I do hereby revoke Disanul and Detest all other wills and testaments and this only to Be my last Will and Testament Given under my hand and seal this Second day of April and in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Ninety four.

    Nicholas Fisher (Seal)

    Test: Elijah Hutchinson
    Elizabeth Hutchison

    married Elizabeth (Cooksey) 10 Oct 1755, (Halifax County, Virginia). Elizabeth was born 1740, (Virginia); died Aft 1794, Greenville County, South Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  2. 65.  Elizabeth (Cooksey) was born 1740, (Virginia); died Aft 1794, Greenville County, South Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Elizabeth Kearsey
    • Death: 7 Jun 1807

    Notes:

    Liv Simpson identifies Elizabeth as a COOKSEY...DAH

    8 Jun 2011

    Re: John C. Cooksey B. 1813 Tennesee
    Posted by: Mel Cooksey Date: February 04, 2000 at 18:32:54
    In Reply to: Re: John C. Cooksey B. 1813 Tennesee by Janelle Fisher Williams of 1858

    Janelle,

    If you refer to the wife of Nicholas Fisher, who died in Greenville, SC in 1794...
    Yes, he is associated with the Cookseys in a smuch as there is a close family association. Allied families are Cooksey, Tubb, McVey, etc. And yes, our John C. Cooksey of Warren Co. Tn/Gonzales/Lampasas co, Tx. is from the Cookseys who were from Greenville, SC.

    The Fisher family historians make Nicholas' wife Elizabeth a Cooksey, although I know of no documentation or proof.

    A researchers dilemna:

    Nicholas lists a daughter Sally Cooksey on his will. This has puzzled me for some time. We don't know for certain which Cooksey this Sally was married to. Best candidates are Cornelius Cooksey, Josiah and William Cooksey. Since Josiah seems to have been widowed (divorced ?) by 1800, and re-married to Charity by 1801, he may not be the best candidate.

    We find a Sally Cooksey on the roll of church members for Enoree Baptist church in Greenville for 1801-1802, which indicates, if this is the same Sally, that Josiah is not the best choice for her husband. It would appear that Cornelius is a good choice. Anyone have other ideas?

    Virtually nothing is known of the William Cooksey of Greenville Co.

    Another possible candidate would be Andrew Cooksey Sr., although he would have been born about the same time as old Nicholas. By the way, Cornelius Cooksey is within a few doors of Nicholas Fisher on the 1790 census. The other associated Cookseys are in Edgefield County in 1790.

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    Posted By: Joan Hawkins
    Email: joanie@kalama.com
    Subject: Looking for Elizabeth ? Cooksey
    Post Date: June 18, 1998 at 04:56:46
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/cooksey/messages/95.html
    Forum: Cooksey Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/cooksey/


    I am lookin for the Elizabeth ? Cooksey that married Nicholas Fisher Sr. they were married 1755 in Halifax Co.,Va.
    Elizabeth was born 1740 died 1794 in Greenville,SC
    Nicholas was born 1730 possibly in Germany died 22 April 1797. I am looking for info on both of them



    Children:
    1. 32. John Fisher was born 11 Sep 1756, Halifax County, Virginia; died 11 Apr 1837, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Fisher Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    2. James Fisher was born Abt 1758, (Halifax County, Virginia).
    3. Mary Ann "Polly" Fisher was born 19 Feb 1760, Halifax County, Virginia; died 30 Jun 1829, Smith County, Tennessee; was buried Tubb Farm Family Cemetery, Smith County, Tennessee.
    4. Elizabeth Fisher was born Abt 1764, (Halifax County, Virginia).
    5. Margaret "Peggy" Fisher was born Abt 1766, (Halifax County, Virginia).
    6. Nicholas Fisher, Jr. was born (Halifax County, Virginia).
    7. Anice "Annie" Fisher was born Abt 1768, (Halifax County, Virginia).
    8. Thomas Fisher was born Abt 1770, (Halifax County, Virginia).
    9. Sarah "Sally" Fisher was born Abt 1778, (Halifax County, Virginia).

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

    David,

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

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

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

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

    If you need more, let me know

    Best regards,

    Nick

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

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

    Sincerely yours...

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

    16 Sep 2009:

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

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

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

    1790 Census North Carolina
    Burke County Morgan District

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

    *

    more...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    More content:

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

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

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

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

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

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

    *

    more...

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

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

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

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

    Later he was in Burke Co., NC.:

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

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

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

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

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

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

    item:

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

    Bedford County Militia, 1758 (part 2)

    Submitted by Gwen Hurst

    Transcribed from: Hening, William Waller

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

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

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

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    More Content:

    PATRICK HENNESSEE

    INSIGHT FROM LAND GRANTS

    BURKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

    INTRODUCTION

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

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

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

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

    *

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

    PART I: HENNESSEE LAND GRANTS

    ROYAL GRANTS IN NORTH CAROLINA (1578-1777)


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

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

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

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

    INDIANS AND SPECULATION IN BURKE COUNTY (1752)


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

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

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

    EARLY SETTLEMENT IN BURKE COUNTY (1753-1776)


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

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

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


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

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

    "SQUATTERS" ON ROYAL LAND


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

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

    NORTH CAROLINA GRANTS TO HENNESSEES (1778-1898)


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

    INTRODUCTION TO PART II


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

    PART II: INSIGHT ABOUT PATRICK

    INTRODUCTION


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

    MAP OF HENNESSEE LAND GRANTS


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

    PATRICK'S NEIGHBORS (1771-1810)


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

    HOMESITE WISELY SELECTED


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

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

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

    PATRICK'S NORTH BANK GRANT


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

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

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

    PATRICK'S POSTERITY


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

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

    JAMES MARRIED AND MOVED WEST


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

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

    JOHN REMAINED IN BURKE COUNTY


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

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

    CONCLUSION


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

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

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

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

    More content:

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

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

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    More...

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

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

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

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

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    more...

    December 31, 2015;

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

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

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

    *

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Probate:
    Will proved by Thomas Lain...

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

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

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

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


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

    Notes:

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

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

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

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

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

    Hi, David:

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

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

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

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

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

    Cuz Nita

    26 Jun 2007

    Interesting tidbit re Thomas...

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

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

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

    Thomas Wilcher, TN

    Posted By:Cecile Harrell
    Email:
    Subject:Thomas Wilcher, TN
    Post Date:December 10, 1999 at 10:00:34
    Message URL:http://www.genforum.com/wilcher/messages/78.html
    Forum:Wilcher Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL:http://www.genforum.com/wilcher/

    Have recently received info that Thomas Wilcher, d. 8 Aug 1816 in Warren County, TN has been certified as a Revolutionary soldier. Have a little more info if anyone is interested.

    Cecile Harrell


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

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

    Early Wilchers...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    End.

    Abstraction from Thomas Bragg, 14 Apr 2005, Tom Bragg

    Thomas Wilcher, Sr.
    Anne Walton Wilcher

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

    Mother:

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

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

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

    Children:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    SALE OF PROPERTY OF THOS. WELCHER [WILCHER] DECEASED

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

    NOTICE:

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

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

    One tract of 90 acres, with 18 acres cleared:

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

    Executors:

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Will of Thomas Wilcher, Sr

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Signed Thomas Wilcher (Seal)

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

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

    State of Tennessee October Term 1816
    Warren County Court

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

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

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

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

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

    Early Wilchers

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

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

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

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

    Children:

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

    End

    10 Oct 2008:

    Abstracted from,

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

    WELCHIR, Thomas L., Warren-1812

    p. 207;

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

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

    p. 546;

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

    24 Jun 2009:

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

    Enumerated by Christian Shell:

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

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

    End.

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

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

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

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

    End.

    Joseph Wilcher Sr. Amherst Co., VA

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

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

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

    End.

    A summation of early Wilchers...

    Peggy,

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

    Brett (previous posting below)

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

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

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

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

    My challenges are:

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

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

    Later response...

    Hi Brett

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

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

    Thanks

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

    End.

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

    end

    Sat 3/11/2017 4:41 PM

    Hey cuz,

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

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

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

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

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


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

    and this on a John Kain:

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

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


    Another Hennessee and Cunningham marriage... Bible record:

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

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

    Love,
    Stef

    end

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

    Possessions:
    purchased 174 acres...

    Occupation:
    Appointed as an appraiser...

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

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

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

    Died:
    on Wilcher's Plantation...

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

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


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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

    Friday, March 10th, 2017:

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

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

    Allan

    to which I replied on the same day:

    "Oh, shit...

    I've got to do some diggin'"

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

    Saturday, March 11th, 2017:

    I have unlinked Nancy Anna "Ann" Walton,

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

    from the family William & Elizabeth Tilman Walton,

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

    because there is no proof of the relationship.

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

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

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

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

    Notes:

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

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

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

  7. 84.  Charles Neal was born (Virginia); died (McMinn County, Tennessee).

    Other Events:

    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot

    Notes:

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

    Charles — unnamed spouse. [Group Sheet]


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

  9. 86.  James Jones was born (Virginia).

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


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

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

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

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

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


    Home: Surnames: Cantrell Family Genealogy Forum

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

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

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

    Generation No. 1

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

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

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

    Abraham married twice to:

    m1_______________?
    m2Lucy Watson of South Carolina.

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

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

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

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

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

    2 i. THOMAS CANTRELL.

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

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

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

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

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

    Occupation: farmer.

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

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

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

    They had the following children:

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

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

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


    Children of ABRAHAM CANTRELL and LUCY WATSON LOVELACE are:

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Warren G. Cantrell sent 2 family group sheets of the Caskey's: Thomas Caskey and John Caskey to Mildred Dotterer. I left his info in this data base and added the submitters of Jerry L. Young's book to it.
    ----

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    (no further info on 186. Ida Caskey)

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

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


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


    end of biography

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

    Spouse:
    Lucy Watson Cantrell (1760 - 1799)*

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

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

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    Old Bildad Cemetery
    Keltonburg
    DeKalb County
    Tennessee, USA

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

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


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

  13. 90.  Achilles Durham was born 0___ 1741, Commonwealth of Virginia (son of John William 'William' Durham and Sarah Elizabeth "Elizabeth" Cate); died 0___ 1814, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Residence: Haw River, Alamance County, North Carolina
    • Also Known As: Akillis Durham
    • Residence: 0___ 1783, Rutherford County, North Carolina

    Notes:

    According to family tradition, the Durhams were descended from the Durhams who were the Lairds of Grange in Forfarshire, Scotland. The original charter was granted in 1322 by Robert Bruce, King of Scotland, to Sir William Durham, who became the first Laird of Grange.

    Robert Lee Durham said that his great-great-grandfather, Achilles Durham, was born in Virginia. Kate Durham, Achilles' great-granddaughter, said that he was born in England and came to Virginia as an infant with his parents.

    In 1995, Marla Goodrich said she heard Achilles was in Lunenburg County, Virginia, prior to coming to North Carolina.

    Achilles Durham moved from Virginia with his mother, Elizabeth Cates Durham, to the Haw River settlement of Orange County, North Carolina. There he married a widow, Mrs. Mary Cates Hardin, in 1770. In 1783, they moved to what is now Cleveland County, North Carolina, almost exactly on the line between Lincoln and Rutherford Counties.

    Achilles' mother died in Rutherford County and was buried near where the present town of Shelby was later located. After the death of his first wife who was the mother of all his children, Achilles married Edith Hicks on March 21, 1806. They moved to South Carolina and settled in what is now Spartanburg County. Achilles died there and was buried at Buck Creek Baptist Church, which is a few miles north of Spartanburg.

    *

    20 Sep 2009:

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

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

    "Durhan, Kellis 2,2,5,0,0"

    1790 Census North Carolina
    Rutherford County Morgan District

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

    21 Apr 2012: Found this interesting research on Achilles' antecedents which runs contrary to current DURHAM ancestry... http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~donnykrun/Richard_Durham_Research.htm

    *

    I have numbered the generations and put a little information about these 11 generations of Durhams.I have siblings for some of these Durhams and more extensive notes, especially about problems resulting from information from different people.I cannot vouch for the accuracy of this information, as I got it from at least four different sources.If you want the complete file, email me at mdr36@gnt.net.Can you give me birth, marriage, and death dates forAchilles and his siblings?I’m hoping to connect Achilles to my DURHAMs.Thanks.

    1. William DURHAM. Born About 1322.Died during the reign of Prince David Bruce who reigned until 1371.
    2. Michael DURHAM. Born About 1397.
    3. John DURHAM. Born About 1457.
    4. Thomas DURHAM. Born About 1480.
    5. John DURHAM. Born About 1507.
    6. Alexander DURHAM. Born After 1525. Minder of the Royal Mint.Married Janet ERSKINE, daughter of John ERSKINE, Baronof Dun.Living in 1525. 6th Baron of Grange.
    7. William DURHAM. Born About 1554. Ancestor of the DURHAMs of the Grange. 7th Lord of Grange
    8. William DURHAM. Born About 1609. 8th Lord of Grange
    9. William DURHAM. Born After 1609. 9th Laird of Grange (Durham 1990).
    10. William DURHAM. Born Before 1700 in England. Died inVA.He married Elizabeth CATES. Born Before 1710. Died in Cleveland Co., NC.
    11. Achilles DURHAM. Born About 1750 in England?/NC?/VA?. Died About 1810, buried in Buck Creek Ch.Cem., Spartanburg, SC.He first married Mary Unica CATES, 1770 in Orange Co., NC.Born Before 1755 in VA. Died Before 1806 in Cleveland,Rutherford Co., NC.

    1. William DURHAM. Born About 1322.Died during the reign of Prince David Bruce who reigned until 1371.
    2. Michael DURHAM. Born About 1397.
    3. John DURHAM. Born About 1457.
    4. Thomas DURHAM. Born About 1480.
    5. John DURHAM. Born About 1507.
    6. Alexander DURHAM. Born After 1525. Minder of the Royal Mint.Married Janet ERSKINE, daughter of John ERSKINE, Baronof Dun.Living in 1525. 6th Baron of Grange.
    7. William DURHAM. Born About 1554. Ancestor of the DURHAMs of the Grange. 7th Lord of Grange
    8. William DURHAM. Born About 1609. 8th Lord of Grange
    9. William DURHAM. Born After 1609. 9th Laird of Grange (Durham 1990).
    10. William DURHAM. Born Before 1700 in England. Died in VA.He married Elizabeth CATES. Born Before 1710. Died in Cleveland Co., NC.
    11. Achilles DURHAM. Born About 1750 inEngland?/NC?/VA?. Died About 1810, buried in Buck Creek Ch.Cem., Spartanburg, SC.He first married Mary Unica CATES, 1770 in Orange Co., NC.Born Before 1755 in VA. Died Before 1806 in Cleveland,Rutherford Co., NC. His name is spelled Akillis in some NC records (North Carolina Marriages 1717-1868, Hunting for Bears).

    His name is spelled Akillis in some NC records (North Carolina Marriages 1717-1868, Hunting for Bears).

    Shirley CARTER says he was born in VA, and came to the Haw River settlement of Orange Co., NC with his widowed mother, Elizabeth, while in his youth.About 1783, Achilles came to Rutherford Co., NC along with his mother, wife and children; they settled near the Lincoln/Rutherford Co., line where present-day Shelby is. His mother died there. His wife, Mary, died shortly after 1800.

    .
    RockyIII@aol.com. (prob. Rocky Strickland).

    Info from a letter to Melvin DURHAM from Shirley CARTER, Rt. 5, Box 208C, Andalusia, AL 36420.

    *

    Achilles Durham & Mary Cates

    ACHILLES DURHAM married MARY CATES. He was the son of ELIZABETH CATES and possibly WILLIAM DURHAM.

    Some interesting reading on this family:

    http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/DURHAM/2001-06/0993659926

    From: RockyIII@aol.com
    Subject: Re: Durham family in Rutherford Co., NC
    Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 12:38:46 EDT


    Greg,

    Welcome to the list! The Achilles Durham (1825-1901) you mentioned who was married to Amelia Beam (1823-1900) was the son of Lemuel Newton Durham (1798-1881) and Temperance Scruggs (1802-1887). Lemuel was a son of Charles Alexander Durham (1773-1850) and Patience Davis (1772-1862). Charles was a son of Achilles Durham (ca. 1740 - ca. 1814)

    I believe Elizabeth Durham (1779-1846), wife of Berryman Hicks (1778-1839)and mother of Artimency Hicks Lovelace (1813-1854), was the daughter of Achilles Durham (ca. 1740 - ca. 1814) and Mary Cates. I have the children of Achilles Durham and Mary Cates as follows:

    Charles Alexander Durham (1773-1850)
    Sarah Durham
    Mary "Polly" Durham
    Richard Durham (1777-1844)
    Elizabeth Durham (born 1-31-1779 Orange Co., NC, died 4-24-1846 Spartanburg Co., SC)

    Achilles Durham, supposedly as a youth, moved from Virginia with his mother,Elizabeth Cates, to the Haw River settlement of Orange County, North Carolina. There he married a widow, Mrs. Mary Cates Hardin, in 1770. He was listed in the 1779 Orange County tax roll.

    In 1783, Achilles moved to what is now Cleveland County, North Carolina,almost exactly on the line between Lincoln and Rutherford Counties, bringing his mother, wife, and children.

    Achilles Durham purchased 200 acres of land from Jonathan Davis on December 21, 1791 for 50 pds., and he sold the land to John Lindsey on October 8, 1792, for 60 pds. (Chatham County, NC, deed records).

    There are two Durhams listed as heads of households in the 1790 census of would have included his mother. William Durham was listed in the 14th Company, Morgan District, with himself and one son over 16, and two women in the family.

    Achilles' mother died in Rutherford County and was buried near where the present town of Shelby was later located. After the death of his first wife who was the mother of all his children, Achilles married Edith Hicks on March 21, 1806.

    In "Rutherford County, North Carolina Abstracts of Wills, 1779-1822," p. 52,abstracted and compiled by Carolina Heath Davis, an Edith Durham received 10 shillings as the daughter of Richard Hicks. Two grandchildren with the surname Hicks also inherited.

    On January 23, 1801, Achilles Durham purchased 100 acres of land on both David Forrester for $100. Witnesses were Beryman Hicks and David Cantrell. The witness oath was dated March 4, 1802, and signed by Beryman Hicks. The 330-332).

    On December 9, 1809, Achiles Durham of Rutherford County, North Carolina, sold 100 acres of land on the waters of Buck Creek to Daniel Cantrell of Spartanburg District, South Carolina, for $140. Witnesses were John Martin, John Blackwell, and Dicy Hicks. The witness oath was dated August 18, 1812, and signed by John Blackwell. The deed was recorded on April 6, 1813 (Spartanburg County, SC, Deed Book N, 282-283).

    In the 1810 census of Rutherford County, an "Acles" Durham was listed as head were also three children listed, the youngest under 10.

    Achilles was buried at Buck Creek Baptist Church, which is a few miles north established by 1815, at which time he was not listed as a member. This would put Achilles' death sometime around 1813-1815.

    Robert Lee Durham, a great-great-grandson of Achilles Durham, wrote an Thursday, April 30, 1936. He wrote, "I visited the Buck Creek Baptist Church and cemetery a few years ago; and found there are many unmarked graves in it; of this first Achilles Durham."

    Rocky Strickland
    http://members.aol.com/rockyiii


    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~donnykrun/Richard_Durham_Research.htm

    Here are the two original family accounts. This is the first Durham story.

    Another old original document was written by Robert L. Durham who was a decendent to Achilles Durham. This clipping appeared in the Forrest City, North Carolina Courier Thursday, April 30, 1936. "The first Achilles Durham, who moved into Rutherford County about the year 1783, came from Virginia, bringing with him his mother, whose maiden name was Elizabeth Cates."

    After years of searching for the illusive Elizabeth Cates let me share my findings. Throughout the world in the early 1700s there were only four places to find an Elizabeth Cates. In Norfolk, England, New Hampshire, Virginia with the Robert Cates family, and in Beaufort, North Carolina. If you believe the story that Elizabeth Cates was the mother of Achilles and Matthew Durham then you are looking for a person born between 1700-1715. Keep in mind also, that for practical purposes, Elizabeth Cates would have had been able to have children for a twenty year period. You then have to ask the question where were the other children? There were several women with name Elizabeth Cates, all born in that range between 1700-1715. The only problem, they all married someone other than a Durham and appear to have lived somewhere other than where we find Achilles and Matthew lived. A similar analysis was done with the names Margaret, Betty, and Rachel Cates. None of these names matched the Durham family story but were used with a high degree of frequency during this time. With all the information that has been gathered on the Robert Cates, Sr. family, there seems to be no child by that name either. Later generations give us several Elizabeth Cates, but none that could be the mother of Achilles or Matthew Durham.

    "They came from the Haw River Settlement in Orange County, North Carolina where Achilles married Mrs. Mary Hardin, and their son, Charles Alexander Durham and presumably their oldest son, Richard Durham was born. To them was born a daughter, Elizabeth whether in Orange County or after they moved to what is now Cleveland County, but were at that time almost exactly near the line between Lincoln and Rutherford Counties. In this Lincoln--Rutherford home Elizabeth Cates Durham, mother of Achilles died and was buried in about a mile and one half of where Shelby was afterwards located."

    Keep in mind that Elizabeth Cates died around 1783. This is important because it fits with our timeline for her birth and child bearing years. "After the death of his first wife (Mrs. Mary Hardin) who was the mother of his children, Achilles Durham married another widow, Mrs. Edith Hicks, on 21 March, 1808; after which they moved to South Carolina and settled in what is now Spartanburg County. Then Achilles died and was buried at Buck Creek Baptist Church which is eight miles north of Spartanburg."

    A note on Achilles and the Buck Creek Baptist Church. Achilles died in about 1813 and there are land transactions showing that he donated land to the Church. Actual Church records and the formation of the Church took place in 1715. This has been confirmed by my visiting Buck Creek Baptist Church on several occasions.

    Let's look at what can be gleaned from this story. A women named Elizabeth Cates existed. There are no birth records, and no account of who Matthew and Achilles' father was in this account. So what can we deduce? Elizabeth was not really the mother of Achilles and Matthew, or she was some other relationship to them. Keep that idea in the back of your mind.

    Here is the second Durham story. The earliest known reference to the Durhams of Scotland can be found in a manuscript entitled, History of Nathaniel Evans of Cat Fish Creek and his Decedents, by James Daniel Evans in 1905. It appears that Cicero A. or C.A. Durham provided the original information. (He would be almost five generations separated from the first Achilles Durham.) Durham Excursus.*

    Major Solon A. Durham was the oldest son of Charles Crawford and Eunice Jane (Evans) Durham of Shelby, N.C. Charles Crawford Durham was born 20th February, 1820, and died 1st August, 1897. He saw service through the Civil War for the South. He was the son of Charles Alexander Durham, born 5th June, 1773; died 13th March, 1853; married 31st January, 1793. Patience, daughter of Capt. Benjamin Davis, who was born 24th December, 1731; married Rebecca ___________, born 25th October, 1741. Capt. Davis was prominent in the forces of the Revolution. The father of Charles A. Durham was Achilles Durham, Esquire, of Haw River, North Carolina, and was born about 1720. He was brought as an infant by his father, William, from England. He married Mrs. Catharine Hardin. His father, William, was lineally descended from William, 9th Laird of Grange. ( Since I Was Born, written by a descendent of Achilles Durham, Robert L. Durham very clearly states that his ancestor came from Forfar, Dundee Scotland).

    This story is more appealing to me than the first. It has more truth, and yet makes less sense. I'll explain this as we go along. Many researchers have pointed to a Thomas Durham as a potential father to the boys. And then there is the Thomas Durham who married Margaret Peggy Lindsey. Let me stop and review what we have on him. Thomas is thought to be born in Durham, England in 1695-96. The problem I have on him is that we have birth records dating back to the 1200s in England, and yet there is no specific date for his birth. This is the same problem I have with the 1720 date associated with the second story of Achilles Durham's birth. And if by some chance Thomas and Achilles, and Matthew were Scottish, then we should see them also with a real month, day, year date in the very good Scottish Records. Another point that makes Durham research difficult in Scotland are the many variations of the spelling Durham: Durham, Dirram, Dorham, Dunholme, Durame, Dureame, Dureham, Duren, Dirom, Dyrham, Durhame, and Durrame. I have encountered each during my research with the Scottish Records Office.

    One conclusion is that the Durhams came from Ireland where records were lost. Another conclusion is that these individuals were born in wilderness areas of America where just no records existed. In Thomas case, I believe he was born in England around 1700-1705. With Achilles being born in 1720 and we know he died in 1813, well you do the math, 93 years. Possible, not likely. From 1740 to 1770 what was Achilles doing, and where were all the children he might have had during this time? In the years 1720-1722 there are no know records of William Durham on a ship manifest.

    … It is my firm belief that Matthew and Achilles were also orphaned. They were raised by the Cates family in Virginia and later North Carolina. This is evidenced by the name "Richard" Durham taken from the Robert Cates', Sr. family. Later, we see that Achilles marries a Cates.

    Elizabeth Pugh, wife of Robert Cates, Sr. helped to raise the boys. They did farm work, then learned surveying skills (Chain Carriers) as evidenced by land transactions uncovered by Dr. Banks Cates. In 1770 Achilles is still surveying and searching for iron ore on the Yadkin River. (Quaker Meeting House near) Elizabeth Pugh also outlived Robert Cates and probably died around 1783.

    And it is from this Cates-Durham relationship born out of hardship and survival that we see how they call Elizabeth Cates their mother, which is a connection that no one could prove. Look at the tons of Cates notes provided by Dr. Banks Cates which show the Cates family migration from Virginia to Orange County, North Carolina. It is clear that Durham and Cates became interconnected through their Quaker faith. And if you follow the locations where you find the Durham and Cates families you will see the southern migration patterns of the Quakers. Researchers will note that the Cheek family who intermarry with the Durhams were also Quakers that migrated to Orange County, North Carolina. And the very first time we see Achilles Durham as an adult, he is surveying near the Yadkin River, home to many of the Quakers who migrated from Pennsylvania.

    http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/durham/699/
    His name is spelled Akillis in some NC records (North Carolina Marriages 1717-1868, Hunting for Bears).

    His name is spelled Akillis in some NC records (North Carolina Marriages 1717-1868, Hunting for Bears).

    Shirley CARTER says he was born in VA, and came to the Haw River settlement of Orange Co., NC with his widowed mother, Elizabeth, while in his youth. About 1783, Achilles came to Rutherford Co., NC along with his mother, wife and children; they settled near the Lincoln/Rutherford Co., line where present-day Shelby is. His mother died there. His wife, Mary, died shortly after 1800.

    Shirley CARTER says he was born in VA, and came to the Haw River settlement of Orange Co., NC with his widowed mother, Elizabeth, while in his youth. About 1783, Achilles came to Rutherford Co., NC along with his mother, wife and children; they settled near the Lincoln/Rutherford Co., line where present-day Shelby is. His mother died there. His wife, Mary, died shortly after 1800. Research: Kenneth L. Durham 1990.

    end of biography

    Achilles married Mary Unica 'Unicy' Cate 0___ 1771, Orange County, North Carolina. Mary (daughter of Thomas "Road Tom" Cate and Elizabeth Ann Fussell) was born 0___ 1754, Orange County, North Carolina; died 13 Nov 1794, Cleveland County, North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  14. 91.  Mary Unica 'Unicy' Cate was born 0___ 1754, Orange County, North Carolina (daughter of Thomas "Road Tom" Cate and Elizabeth Ann Fussell); died 13 Nov 1794, Cleveland County, North Carolina.
    Children:
    1. Charles Alexander Durham was born 5 Jun 1773, Orange County, North Carolina; died 13 Mar 1850, Cleveland County, North Carolina; was buried Sandy Run Baptist Church Cemetery, Mooresboro, Cleveland County, North Carolina.
    2. 45. Sarah Durham was born ~ 1775, (North Carolina).
    3. Mary "Polly" Durham was born ~ 1776, North Carolina; died 0___ 1840, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    4. Elizabeth Durham was born 30 Jan 1779, Orange County, North Carolina; died 24 Apr 1846, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried New Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery, Cherokee County, South Carolina.
    5. John Durham was born 0___ 1794, South Carolina; died ~ 1845, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

  15. 92.  Isaac Thornton Cantrell was born 27 Jan 1729, New Castle County, Delaware (son of Joseph C. Cantrell and Catherine LNU); died 23 Aug 1805, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Religion: Primitive Baptist Elder

    Notes:

    IBirth: Jan. 27, 1729
    New Castle County
    Delaware, USA
    Death: Aug. 23, 1805
    Chesnee
    Spartanburg County
    South Carolina, USA

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


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

    Spouses:
    Talitha Cloud Cantrell (1729 - 1768)
    Elizabeth Cantrell (1731 - 1768)
    Mary Linder Cantrell (1755 - 1844)*

    Children:
    Jacob Cantrell (1752 - 1813)*
    Robert Cantrell (1753 - 1787)*
    Mary Cantrell Bethel (1754 - 1820)*
    Thomas Cantrell (1755 - 1833)*
    Reuben Cantrell (1757 - 1808)*
    Elijah Cantrell (1758 - ____)*
    Charles Cantrell (1759 - 1835)*
    Elizabeth Cantrell Cantrell (1761 - 1832)*
    Isaac Cantrell (1763 - ____)*
    Richard Cantrell (1764 - ____)*
    John Cantrell (1765 - 1826)*
    James Cantrell (1767 - 1838)*
    Benjamin Cantrell (1768 - 1846)*
    Sarah Cantrell Pirkle (1769 - 1819)*
    Daniel Cantrell (1770 - 1841)*
    Peter Cantrell (1772 - 1848)*
    unknown Cantrell Pirtle (1773 - ____)*
    Abraham Cantrell (1774 - 1858)*
    Nimrod Cantrell (1780 - ____)*
    Mark Cantrell (1782 - ____)*
    Caleb Cantrell (1785 - 1851)*
    Lanceford Cantrell (1787 - ____)*
    Enoch Cantrell (1789 - 1844)*

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

    *Calculated relationship

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

    Created by: jcq
    Record added: Nov 09, 2008
    Find A Grave Memorial# 31250529

    end of profile

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

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

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

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

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

    end of comment

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

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

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

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

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


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


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



    4. Esq._____Turner

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

    5. Capt. J. Turner

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

    6. John Pirtle,

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

    7. James Ezell,

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

    8. Rev. John Bankston

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

    9. William Garrot

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

    (Conclusion of protest Inquiry)

    Decided:

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

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

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

    end of comment

    Court of Common Pleas, Judgement Roll #302

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


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

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

    To Wit;

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

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

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

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

    March 25th, 1808

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

    To Wit.

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

    written, signed/

    Leonard Adcock
    Alexander Cunningham
    William W. Abbott
    Mathew Abobott

    end of comment

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

    Mrs. Donna L. Oglesby (#47096719)

    Donna Oglesby (dloglesby57@yahoo.com)

    end of comment

    Birth:
    formerly New Castle Co., PA

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

    While living in New Castle County, Joseph's son, Isaac Cantrell, became associated with the Welsh Tract Baptist Church located at the foot of Iron Hill, in Pencader Hundred. It is the oldest Primitive Baptist church in America, and Isaac was probably licensed to preach by this group. As the Church was composed of Welsh People, the preaching for about one hundred years was in the Welsh language. Isaac’s mother, Catharina, was more than likely of Swedish parentage, but we know for certain that his grandmother, Dorothy Jones, was born in Wales. The Welsh language is not just a dialect of English; it is a language with an older pedigree, and a distinct one. Isaac Cantrell would have to have been fluent in the Welsh language to have been a member of this church in the 1700s.

    Isaac — 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]


  16. 93.  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. 46. 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.

  17. 94.  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]


  18. 95.  Sarah LNU
    Children:
    1. 47. 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.


Generation: 8

  1. 160.  (Thomas Henesy) was born (1650-1658), Ireland (son of FNU O'Sheal and unnamed spouse); died (Maryland).

    Other Events:

    • Immigration: Talbot County, Maryland
    • Immigration: 8 Mar 1679, Youghal, Ireland

    Notes:

    Philip Popplestone craves [claims] Rtts for 1150 Acres of Land due to him for importation of 23 persons into this Province to Inhabit according to the following Catalog: viz.

    A Catalogue of the names of what Servants were brought in the Shipp called the Increase of Youghale, Philip Popleston, Commander, Anno Domini 1679:

    Cornelius Nevill
    Mary Buchan
    Ann Barry
    Piers Wally
    Dennis Donnavan
    Margarett Duohy
    Darby Quick
    Cornelius Lynch
    Robert Kearny
    Dennis Murphy
    Edward Kirby
    John Clancy
    Cornelius Hible
    Katherine Leary
    Hana Neal
    Margarett Joflynger
    Darby Sullivan
    Joan Dally
    Daniel Murphy
    Thomas Corcran

    Thomas Henesy

    John Haghiesen
    Joan Ronayne

    The Persons above specified were imported by me Philip Popleston and never made use of the rtts for their transportation untill assigned by me unto William Sharp. Witness my hand this 19th of March 1679: s/ Philip Popleston

    March 19, 1679:

    Warrant: then granted by the Rtt Honorable: the Lord Proprietor to William Sharp of Talbott County for 1150 Acres for and in consideration of the foregoing rtts of Assignment :
    __________________ Ret. in Six Months.

    Phil:
    129

    Philip Poplestone craved Rtts to One Thousand Acres of Land for Importacon from Ireland into this Province to Inhabitt according to the following Catalogue viz

    Anno 1679

    William Newmarch
    Morrish Keally
    Timothy Connor
    Adam Merritt
    Thomas White
    Joan English
    Habia Loftus
    John Legge
    Thomas Gelliburne
    James Smyth
    Dennis Nunane
    Edmund Goremond
    John Haghieren

    Thomas Henery (sp)

    Honor Mulrean
    Thomas Bullen
    Robert Hawkins
    Corneluis Sheehane
    John Brendevill
    Katherine Londry

    The persons above specified were imported by me Philip Poplestone and never made use of the rights for their transportation untill Assigned by me unto John Stevens Witness my hand this nineteenth Day of March 1679

    s/ Philip Popleston

    and underneath was thus written vis

    Do hereby Assigne and make over all my right and Interest to the Rtts above specified unto John Stephens and his Assigns as witness my hand and seal the 19th March 1679:

    Philip Popleston (Seale)

    March 19th: 1679
    Warrant then granted unto John Stevens of Dorchester County by the Rtt Honorable the Lord Proprietor for and in consideration of the foregoing Rtts and Assignment from Philip Poplestone for one Thousand Acres of Land. ___
    _______________
    Thom:
    ( 184 )
    [ Preceeding Item Omitted from this Transcription ]
    Maryland Ss:
    Know all men by these presents that William Sharpe of Talbott County and Phillip Poplestone, Master of the Ship Encrease of Youghal are holden and firmly bound to the right Honorable Charles Lord Baltimore in the sum of One hundred pounds Sterling money to be paid to the said Charles Lord Baltimore the said Sum of One Hundred Pounds or his certain Attorney Executors and Administrators or Assignees To which payment well and trulely to be made We bind us and either of us, our and either of our heirs executors and Administrators and every of us joyntly and severally by Himself for all and in the whole firmly by these presents. Signed with our hands and Sealed with our Seals dated this eight and twentieth day of March One Thousand six hundred seventy nine and in the fourth Year of the Dominion of the Said Charles Lord Baltemore over Maryland ?? ____

    WHEREAS the persons in the Catalogue mentioned were lately brought over by the above bound Philip Poplestone in the Ship above mentioned and their rights to him assigned to the above bound William Sharpe as by the said Catalogue may appear due. Whereas upon their Humble request the the above named Charles Lord Baltemore hath the day of the date above written promised a grant to the said William Sharpe by his generall Warrant to take up Land in this Province for the rights of the said severall Persons mentioned and named in the said Catalogue or any or either of them have not formerly been mad use of in order to their rights nor shall hereafter be made use of that purpose otherwise than according to the Interest that is herein and hereby declared Then this obligation to be void and of none Effect otherwise to remain in full force and Virtue ____

    Sealed and delivered by the said William Sharpe in the presence of William Sharpe Vincent Sower Rich Recii Thomas Greenway?

    Annexed to the above Obligation was this Catalogue followingn Viz.

    (667) Catalogue of all the Servants Nameds which came out of Ireland into Maryland in the Ship the Encrease of Youghall Philip Poplestone, Master

    I????
    John Coverane 1
    Morrish Magrath 2
    Morgan Caduell 3
    Edward Burke 4
    Thomas Smith 5
    Patrick Sacey 6
    Patrick Freeman 7
    David Dally 8
    Morish Doulen 10
    Rich Ashwood 14
    Dorris Brothers 12
    Coriel Driskols 13
    Dave Gallahoe 14
    John Jones 15
    John Feakine 16
    Thomas Nanury 17
    Patrick Cahane 18
    Mortagh Murphey 19
    Tim Hartaggue 20
    Thomas Sherwin 21
    William Heage 22
    John London 24
    John Tye 25
    Norris Fitzgerald 26
    John Mushhave 27
    Catherine Magralis 28
    her young daughter 29
    Alice Green 30
    Catherine Haloorans 32
    Margaret West 33
    Catherine Kennedy 34
    Mary Ireland 35
    Catherine Ahagh 36
    Elizabeth Fostor 37
    Alice Quaine 38
    Houdra Neale 39
    Mary Bower 40
    Mary Carrous 41

    Catherine Henesy 42

    Helena Mulreau 43
    Marg Gerrald 44
    Joan Pully 45
    John Bughlaus 46

    Underneath the aforegoing Catalogue was thus written ???
    This)

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    This is a true Account of the names of what Servants I brought to Maryland as above said and do by these Presents assign all my right Title of this Forty-six Servants by name above said unto William Sharpe being never before assigned nor made over to any other person as Wittness my hand

    Witness George Sullivan Philip Poplestone (Signed)


    Maryland Ss: Know all men by these presents that Samuel Groome the Younger as owner Commander of the Globe of Soudou are holden and firmly bound to the right Honorable Charles Lord Baltimore in the value? of One hundred and fifty pounds Sterling to be paid to the said Charles Lord Baltimore or his order Attorney Executors of Assignees To which payment well and trulely to be made We bind us, our heirs executors and Administrators firmly by these presents. Signed with my hand and Sealed with my Seal dated this five and twentiety day of April One Thousand six hundred seventy nine.........................

    WHEREAS the persons mentioned in the Catalogue annexed were brought over in the Ship above mentioned by Samuel Groome the Elcer, father of the above bound Samuel Groome as by the said Catalogue ??? appear and Whereas upon the Humble request of the said Samuel Groome the above named Charles Lord Baltemore hath promised against? Warrant to take up Lands for the rights of the said Several Persons amounting in the whole to four Score and Three Now the Conditionn of this obligation is such that if the said persons mentioned in the Catalogue annexed or any or either of them have not formerly been made use of [or?] in order to use? their rights ??? shall hereafter be made use of to that purpose by Consent or Knowledge of the said Samuel Groome the Elder of Samuel Groome the Younger or either of them or by any other under them or by their Title otherwise before mentioned then this present Obligation to be void and of none Effect or else it to Stand and abide in full force and Virtue _________ Samuel Groome ??? (Sealed)

    Sealed and delivered in the presence of

    Thomas Green???. Annexed to the above Obligacion was the following Catalogue Viz

    Servants imported into Maryland by the Owners of the Ship Globe .. Viz

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    5 Jun 1995:

    There is no proof that this Thomas HENESY is our progenitor. I include him as he is the earliest HENNESSEE found in records and the fact that "Thomas" is a re-occuring forename in our family...DAH

    30 Jul 2009:

    Nick Hennessee confirms that "Thomas & Catherine" are the parents of Patrick. This fact has been long suspected but not proven until now...

    Through a serendipitous web search, Nick found:

    "An 1820 publication that I found in a 2009 internet search, A Collection Of All The Laws Of Virginia, From The First Session Of The Legislature In The Year 1619, Volume VII, documents that Patrick was son of Irish natives, Thomas and Catherine, who immigrated in 1688 and 1689 to Maryland. Colonial Maryland records confirm the immigration: Thomas was indentured to John Stevens of Dorchester County and Catherine to William Sharpe of adjacent Talbot County under arrangements made by Philip Poplestone, Captain of the ship Increase of Youghale (Ireland), with the employers of Thomas and Catherine and with Lord Baltimore, Proprietary Governor of Maryland."

    Note:

    Nick & I suspected that there was an intermediate generation between Thomas and Patrick because of the considerable age disparity between the two. I still feel uncomfortable with their pairing for that same reason. In addition, I wonder why we've not been able to locate more issue for Thomas & Catherine given their assumed Catholic heritage and its cultural invective to procreate large families. An Irish Catholic family with one child? If that is the case, then there must have been some tragic circumstance regarding their union, i. e., a death of one of the spouses or infertility for either...

    30 Aug 2009 Nick's response:

    "I can agree with your comment with the addition that ages of Thomas and Catherine at time of marriage or conception ...if after they had fulfilled the indentures... could be a factor in family size. Also, if other children had been female, poor people, colonial practices did not honor female identity for posterity as much as later periods (witness Ailsey McDowell)."

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    Hennessee pioneer genealogy questions and answers by Nick Hennessee relating to Thomas Hennessee (the immigrant), Thomas (son of the immigrant), Thomas (possible grandson of the immigrant) and Patrick of Burke County, North Carolina

    CONCLUSIONS 9/9/2009:

    (1) It can reasonably be assumed and concluded (but is not completely documented) that 1688 Maryland immigrant Thomas Henesy was forebearer of Patrick Hensey of Bedford County, VA, and Burke County,NC.

    (2) Whether there were one or more generations between late 17th Century Maryland immigrant Thomas and mid 18th Century Bedford resident Patrick depends on assumptions (no birth year records found) of birth years of Maryland immigrant Thomas, of other Henesys named Thomas and of Patrick.

    (3) The Thomas christening reported in Middlesex County, VA, in 1736, while not identifying the christened person by age, has other value because it shows location then of the Hennessee family near the Chesapeake Bay after the earlier Maryland locale and before their migrating west (a pattern common in that century) to Bedford County.

    (4) Was the 1736 christening of an adult or an infant? With other evidence of Thomas and Patrick at Bedford, an adult christening in Middlesex County in 1736 would fit supposed age of the adult Thomas of Bedford, and an infant christening would fit a reasonably calculated age of child Patrick. Whatever the answer, a reasonable assumption is that Thomas was father and not brother of Patrick.

    (5) The father-son (not brother) relationship assumption also extends from (a) historic records of community popularity and honor from serving in the Bedford Militia that would likely attract any male old engough to be eligible and (b) Militia records that Thomas of the Militia survived the French and Indian War initial battle at Fort Necessity in Pennsylvania in 1754 before (c) the earliest record of Patrick in the Militia in 1758.

    (6) Therefore, I propose to report in an article for a Burke County book:

    18th Century Burke County, NC, settler Patrick Henesy was son of French and Indian War militiaman Thomas, who had earlier migrated from coastal Middlesex County, VA, to western frontier Bedford County, VA, and who likely descended one or two generations from Thomas and Catherine Henesy, 1688 and 1689, immigrants to Maryland from Ireland.

    DISCUSSION:

    Early Hennessee History documentations:
    Thomas, Irish immigrant indentured to Maryland 1688
    Thomas christening, Middlesex County, VA, 1736
    Thomas, member Bedford Militia, French and Indian War, 1754
    Thomas, land grant (for Militia service) 1755 in Bedford County
    Patrick, Bedford Militia, 1758
    Patrick, homesteader in North Carolina, 1775 (Polk) and 1778 (Burke)

    Thomas Hennessee, the immigrant in Maryland as an indentured servant in 1688, would have worked off his indenture by 1691 or 1695 (3 to 7 years per Wikipedia extract below).

    How old was he in 1695? (Maybe 25, if born 1670. Maybe 45, if 1650 birth as assumed in http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/bedford/military/mil1758b.txt).

    Were there one or two Henesys named Thomas between Thomas the immigrant and Patrick of Burke?

    To me, the Thomas christening reported in Middlesex County, VA, in 1736, has greatest riddle-solving value of the listed Hennessee documentations because it shows location then of the Hennessee family near the Chesapeake Bay. Irish immigrant Thomas, if still living in 1736, could then be 66 or 86 years old when member-of-Bedford-Militia Thomas was 20 years old and Patrick was an infant. That leaves a large age gap that supports existence of a generation or more between immigrant Thomas and member-of-Bedford-Militia Thomas. The christening makes sense to me now only if it:

    (A) was an adult christening (a) of immigrant Thomas or (b) of son of immigrant Thomas or (c) of member-of-Bedford-Militia Thomas or

    (B) if it was an infant christening of Patrick, who was in the Bedford Militia in 1758 (age 22 if Christened 1736). Presumed also is that some time after the christening, the family (particularly family of member-of-Bedford-Militia Thomas) migrated from Middlesex County (near Chesapeake Bay) to Bedford County (just east of the Blue Ridge Mountains).

    Scenario 1: Where does the 1736 Patrick christening premise put birth year for his father Thomas, who was in the Bedford Militia in 1754? If father of Patrick were to be 20 before the presumed christening of Patrick, that would make father-of-Patrick's birth in 1716 and his age 38 at Fort Necessity in 1754. In this scenario, immigrant Thomas would have been 46 or 56 when father of Patrick was born in 1716. That suggests greater possibility but not certainty that immigrant Thomas was grandfather, not father, of Thomas, the father of Patrick.

    Scenario 2 assumes another generation, between Thomas, the immigrant (1650 or 1660-?), and Thomas (possibly 1716-?), father of Patrick. This alternative implies younger ages for births in generations from the immigrant Thomas to father of Patrick.

    Scenario 3 supports assumption by some Hennessee genealogists that Thomas in Bedford County was brother of Patrick in Bedford County and accepts, without identifying intermediate kin, that both descended from immigrant Thomas.

    From Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indentured_servant

    "Indentured Servant"

    An indentured servant is a laborer under contract of an employer for usually three to seven years, in exchange for their transportation, food, drink, clothing, lodging and other necessities. Unlike a slave, an indentured servant is required to work only for a limited term specified in a signed contract.[1]

    The labor-intensive cash crop of tobacco was farmed in the American South by indentured laborers in the 17th and 18th centuries.[2] Indentured servitude was not the same as the apprenticeship system by which skilled trades were taught, but similarities do exist between the two mechanisms, in that both require a set period of work.

    In addition to slaves (who were mostly from Africa), Europeans, including Irish,[3] Scottish,[4] English, and Germans,[5] were brought over in substantial numbers as indentured servants,[6] particularly in the British Thirteen Colonies.[7] Over half of all white immigrants to the English colonies of North America during the 17th and 18th centuries may have been indentured servants.[8

    In Colonial North America, employers usually paid for European workers' passage across the Atlantic Ocean, reimbursing the shipowner who held their papers of indenture. In the process many families were broken apart. During the time living with their masters, their fellow indentured servants took the role of family.[citation needed]

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    HENNESSEE FAMILY OF BURKE COUNTY

    In three trips in September and October 1791, Patrick Hennessee and his teenage son, John, patronized The Morganton Store, "the only store for miles around." Then they either walked or rode on horseback or in a horse- or mule-drawn wagon or buggy. It was a 4 to 6 hour or more roundtrip from their home six miles northeast of Courthouse Square. That was long travel time for purchases of 100 10-penny nails, stirrup irons and spurs as well as three pints of rum and a bushel of Indian corn.
    Patrick (circa 1735-1796) was forebear of the Hennessee family in Burke County. Records of the State of North Carolina show he was paid for Revolutionary War army service. In 1778, his first land grant in Burke was on both sides of the Catawba River between Johns River and Lower Creek. In his home, up from the south bank of the Catawba at Hunting Creek, he lived with his wife Alice, (nicknamed Ailsey), and sons James and John. Two daughters had married.
    Long after Patrick of Burke was alive and available to answer questions, descendants wanted to know more about him and his forebears. Was he an Irish immigrant or a descendant of immigrants? Was Patrick of Burke the Patrick of Bedford County, VA?

    LURE OF INEXPENSIVE FERTILE CAROLINA LAND

    Vagueness continues in the record, but helpful perspective and inspiration came in 2006. Then Virginia and North Carolina frontier historian Dr. Christopher Hendricks published The Backcountry Towns of Colonial Virginia, one of which was New London in Bedford County. Data and patterns emphasized by Professor Hendricks would logically relate Patrick of Bedford to the large colonial migration through Virginia to North Carolina via the store of William Calloway in New London. That perspective plus studies of 17th Century maps available to militiamen in that era and internet-enabled finding in 2009 of data previously not as accessible to or appreciated by family historians make plausible conclusions not earlier reached about Patrick of Burke and his heritage.
    In the Bedford Militia in the 1750s were Thomas Hennesey and Patrick Henicie. At the beginning of the French and Indian War, the Virginia Militia (on the western frontier consisting mostly of the Bedford Militia) was under command of celebrated land surveyor, map maker and college professor Colonel Joshua Fry, Major (later Colonel, General and President) George Washington and Captain (later Colonel) William Calloway, wealthy Bedford County merchant, land developer and manufacturer. Official Virginia records report Thomas Hennesey survived the first battle of the war at Fort Necessity, PA, in 1754 and Patrick Henicie received militia pay in 1758.
    A 1761 indenture evidences that Patrick Henicie paid "one pound, one shilling and six pence" for a lot in New London owned by Colonel Calloway. Within a year, he sold it back at a good profit.
    Some have suggested--and some questioned--the kinship of Patrick and Thomas (whether father-son or brothers) while proposing that one or both descended a generation or two from Thomas and Catherine Henesy, 1688 and 1689 immigrants to Maryland from County Cork, Ireland; Maryland records confirm the immigration. Some others have argued that Patrick descended from James Hennessee, who left County Cork and landed in Norfolk, Va., in 1740; they were influenced (1) by the Irish tradition that the oldest son is named after the father's father and (2) by Patrick's first-born son being named James. Another claim: Confederate war veteran Hamilton Mortimer Hennessee said that his great grandfather, Patrick of Burke, migrated from Ireland.
    Regardless of the ancestry, pre-Revolutionary-War records show in addition to Thomas of Bedford, VA, (1) some Thomas Hennesey and other Hennesey families who continued to be residents of Maryland, (2) other Hennesys who located in coastal Virginia and North Carolina counties early in the 18th Century and (3) great migrations later in the century of many families from coastal counties in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania not only to the western frontier of Virginia (including Bedford County) but also south to the western North Carolina Piedmont (including Burke County).

    GREAT WAGON ROAD TO NORTH CAROLINA

    A 1752 map of Virginia, Maryland and northern North Carolina had been surveyed by Militia Colonel Fry and Peter Jefferson. It informed migrating settlers about the Great Wagon Road from Philadelphia via the Valley of Virginia to inexpensive fertile North Carolina land. The primary route in Virginia went through the Roanoke Gap of the Blue Ridge Mountains. However, many settlers -- as many as 300 one week - went through the James River Gap. They continued toward North Carolina through Bedford County via Colonel Calloway's New London store, where many paused to buy provisions. Understandably, the great enthusiasm of the settlers en route to North Carolina opportunities would be contagious to New London witnesses such as Patrick Henicie.
    Other maps also added to the lure. A 1752 Moravian Church survey described fertile Burke County land on the Catawba River, Lower Creek, Johns River and Upper Creek. The Mouzon 1775 North Carolina map showed an old Cherokee Indian trail between Virginia and South Carolina crossing the Catawba River north of present-day Morganton near Quaker Meadows. From the river, the Indian trail went south on the path later followed by the old Rutherfordton road. Just north of the South Carolina line, the trail went through the remote Green River wilderness, where land was even less expensive than in Burke County. It was in that wilderness, southeast of Chimney Rock, that Patrick Henecy obtained a 200 acre grant February 28, 1775. (Acting under Patrick's will proven October 25, 1796, son John, executor of the estate, sold the Green River tract in 1800.)

    PIONEER VOCATIONS

    Twentieth Century descendant Elizabeth Hennessee Finger, heralded as a talented school teacher, as a diligent family historian and as a founding officer and life member of the Burke County Historical Society, shared her conclusions. She said that typical of the times for poor first-arriving settlers on the frontier wildernesses (as recorded by many families in the American colonies), Patrick initially was a trapper and hunter, trading animals and pelts for food and income. Most likely, she said, he devoted full time to trapping and hunting … in Green and Broad River forests and other frontier wilderness forests in and west of Burke … before he was able to acquire fertile Catawba River land, and he continued trapping, hunting and trading while farming in Burke County.
    Owning river-and-creek-enriched bottom land, it was natural that Patrick and his sons and grandsons were farmers (and at least one was also a blacksmith) in Burke County into the 20th Century. Until after the War Between the States, Patrick, John and their descendants farmed their Catawba river-front acreage.
    "The location of Patrick's home on the south bank of the river (below the mouth of Hunting Creek) was a very desirable one," wrote descendant Eugene L. Hennessee Jr. "There were easily defended…sites for a cabin and other buildings…. The relatively flat bottom, next to the river, appears better for corn than the steep slope rising to higher level ground…. However, this slope and ridge top … supplied wood for (house logs), poles, fences and fireplaces…. (Already cleared, Allen's Bottom, as shown on the land survey, suggested a previous occupant.)… The easy access to the river and the adjacent streams made the location ideal…. The ridge road to the south connected with the main east-west wagon road. The main north-south (Old Wilkes Road) passed through the property at a rocky ford on the river and went to Fort Defiance and other east-west roads." Evidence of the Old Wilkes Road still exists (2009) on a steep grade through the former Hennessee farm.
    It was a good neighborhood. General Charles McDowell had a grant to the south. North across the Catawba (on land previously Patrick's that in the 20th Century became the Burke County landfill) was Colonel John Suddreth (his sister married Patrick II). Also north was Thomas Wilcher (his daughter married James). To the east were John Ballew and Abraham Harshaw. West was John Hughes, Justice of the Burke County Court.
    About 1805, Patrick's older son James (1766-1851) and family, his Wilcher in-laws and other Burke residents moved west to even cheaper land. They went from Morganton via the old Indian Road south past Patrick's Green River grant into South Carolina and then west across Georgia and north to McMinnville in less-crowded middle Tennessee.

    Younger son John (circa 1775-1844) had two sons, Patrick II (1793-1845), who maintained the Hennessa plantation until his death, and John II, who moved to Murphy in Cherokee County. Beginning in 1833, Patrick II and John Sudderth, his brother-in-law on the north side of the Catawba, operated a ferry to carry Old Wilkes Road traffic.

    GOLD RUSH AND CIVIL WAR

    The two oldest sons of Patrick II, John Alexander and Emanuel Augustus (Manuel) Hennessee, followed the lure of the 1852 California Gold Rush. John remained and died there. Manuel returned home to resume his cabinetmaker trade and to marry Elizabeth Caroline Johnson, daughter of Isaac Wilburn and Catherine Louisa Kincaid Johnson.
    Elizabeth's cousin, Lt. William Joseph Kincaid, recruited Manuel to join the 11th NC Regiment of the Confederate Army. Also in the Army were four of Manuel's brothers. Thomas A. was killed in action, Manasa Sudderth died in a Yankee prison camp, and Patrick Waightsill surrendered with General Lee at Appomattox but did not return home.
    Two brothers did return home, Robert Jones (RJ) of the Burke Rifles and Manuel. RJ had been captured July 3, 1863 at Gettysburg near "the angle," the farthest advance of Pickett's Charge. Freed in early 1864, RJ won promotion to sergeant. In the Fall of 1864 in the Battle of Peebles Farm near Petersburg, VA, Manuel was gravely wounded and left to die on the battlefield. But he did not die. The next day, one may conclude from hospital records, RJ got him from the battlefield to the first of a series of hospitals.
    Among many wounds, Manuel had a hole in his forehead and suffered "paralysis of right arm and leg and loss of power of speech." However, he outlived all of his brothers, dying in 1903. Then the Morganton News Herald heralded him as best known of Burke's Civil War survivors. Also, ex-lieutenant Kincaid, by then a Georgia textile manufacturer, praised Manuel for his service in the war and example after the war and added: "The Hennessees are a good old Burke family and were among the valiant North Carolinians who won for our dear old state, during the Civil War, everlasting renown."

    FARM SOLD, FAMILY RELOCATES

    Not in the army were brothers William Richard, who managed his in-law family farms in North Cove and was a Confederate quartermaster supplier, and James David, farmer and blacksmith who managed the Burke farm for his mother until it was sold. Sisters were Martha H. (Mrs. John) Ferree, Levinia Hennessee and Myra H. (wife of Sheriff Bartlett A.) Berry. Sheriff Berry acquired part of the riverfront Hennessee farm, and in the 20th Century, Duke Power Company bought all of it along with miles of Catawba riverfront south from the upper reaches of Lake James into South Carolina.
    By the time of the sale of the Hennessee Hunting Creek farm, the family of Patrick II had relocated. RJ continued nearby, a leader in the Zion Church community. Manuel and James David moved their families to farms near Gilboa Methodist Church in Silver Creek Township. Widow Nancy Sudderth Hennessee went to live with son William in North Cove. She took with her family heirlooms and records which could later have informed and enlightened family historians had they not been destroyed when the 1916 Catawba River Flood washed downstream the family's North Cove home, barns, etc.
    Manuel's children were Sarah (Mrs. George) Farr, Idalia (Mrs. Horace) Kincaid, Florence (Mrs. John) Ferree, Alice (Mrs. Thomas P.) Satterwhite, Manassa Nixon (Nas), Dr. Emanuel Augustus (Gus) MD, Joseph Richardson, Daniel Lafatte, William L. and Russell Kimsey Hennessee. All resided in Burke County. After US Army service and college medical education, Gus returned to Burke in 1902 to practice medicine, and in the 1920s, Spanish American War veteran Russell moved to Sunshine in Rutherford County.
    Children of RJ were Patrick Lee, James Phifer, Robert Avery, Ella H. Thompson, John and Margaret H. Garrison. Children of William Richard were Robert Horace Sr., James Patrick, William Lee, Paralee H. Brown, Wade Hampton and Samuel Arthur Hennessee. Children of James David were Martha Jo H. Duckworth, Thomas Patrick, Mary, Lois May and Ophelia Hennessee.
    Much more data about these and other descendants of Patrick are included in the 1981 and 2001 editions of Burke County Historical Society's Heritage of Burke County.

    SPELLINGS AND PRONUNCIATION

    Henesy, Henacie, Hensy, Hennessy, Henicie, Hennessa, Henessee, Henecy, Henessey and Hennessee are spellings found in documents from colonial to current times. Near consensus among later descendants of Patrick to spell the name "Hennessee" may be attributed not only to increasing familiarity with the spelling of Tennessee but also to the greater number of Tennessee Hennessees than North Carolina Hennessees. The name derives from the ancient Irish "O'haonghusa" (son of Angus) as also does Guinness -- the actor Alec, the stout beer and the world records.
    However the name is spelled, pronounce it Hen'-i-sy.
    Never never rhyme the last syllable with Tennessee.

    COINCIDENCES, PRECEDENTS, INCIDENTS

    Patrick's great great grandson Nas in the late 19th Century began his mercantile career on the old Cherokee Indian Road south of Morganton toward Rutherfordton. At the store, just south of Conley Road and north of Mount Olive Church Road, Nas bought Silver Creek gold and served Brindletown area residents and patrons of the nearby Glen Alpine Springs Hotel. In 1889, he relocated his store near the Glen Alpine railroad depot to compete more productively for the hotel-bound trade and to serve the town's growing population. Nas was also Town of Glen Alpine Treasurer and Justice of the Peace and proprietor of the Linville Hotel, which additionally was his family residence until 1930. At both Brindletown (1888) and Glen Alpine (1893-1897), Nas was postmaster as was his son Paul at Glen Alpine (1939-1972). Also, both Nas (1898-1900 and 1917-1918) and Paul (1936-1939) were Burke County Commissioners.
    Reflecting the zeal of their mother and wives for childhood education, Gus and Nas Hennessee were among Glen Alpine leaders who won, 44-2, a 1906 public tax vote for a new school. Gus was Chairman and Nas Treasurer of the building committee to set a leadership precedent followed by school-teaching descendants, by Charliemae H. Hamilton (Morganton School Board member for 14 years) and by her sister Nelle's advocating college for talented students and, as warranted, providing scholarship aid.
    Incidents in Glen Alpine in 1913 in Pitts Store and in 1918 at the railroad depot resulted (a) in deaths of two men, including Dr. Gus Hennessee in 1918, (b) in trials that attracted extensive interest and newspaper coverage both in Morganton and across North Carolina and (c) in life-long emotional trauma for witnesses and the victims' families.
    Nas purchased the Pitts building in 1926 and made it his primary store location. After he died in 1946, the business continued as partnership of Paul and Nelle until, after Nelle died, Paul closed the 100+ year-old Hennessee business in 1996.

    WHERE IS HENESSEY?

    Henessey was on early 20th Century US postal maps. It identified a post office established in 1896 in the store of John C. Landreau in the former home of Manuel and Elizabeth Caroline Hennessee at the intersection of US 64 and Bollinger Loop. The office served postal patrons south of Chambers, north of Brindletown and east of Rollins until rural free delivery began in 1903.

    SPECULATION

    Paddy's Creek flows into Lake James. Because of trapping and hunting ventures of Patrick before and after he settled in Burke, some 20th Century Hennessees speculated that Paddy's Creek was named for him. (What other men named Patrick and nicknamed Paddy were in Burke in the North Carolina Colony?)

    REUNIONS

    Toward the end of the 20th Century, descendants of Patrick Hennessee began annual reunions, with descendants of son John convening initially at Gilboa Methodist Church in Burke's Silver Creek Township and descendants of son James convening at McMinnville in Warren County, Tennessee. John and James descendants had a joint reunion in McMinnville in 1991. Reunions of descendants of John have also been held at Chesterfield (close to Patrick's farm and to Sudderth Cemetery), at Glen Alpine and Morganton in Burke County and at Sunshine in Rutherford County.

    SOURCES:

    The Back country Towns of Colonial Virginia, by Dr. Christopher E. Hendricks, 2006, University of Tennessee Press/Knoxville; "New London," pages 72-76 et al.

    "A Map of the Most Inhabited Part of Virginia (and) the Whole Province of Maryland With Parts of Pensilvania, New Jersey and North Carolina Drawn by Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson in 1775," an update based on their 1751 original and including the 1752 Moravian Church survey of Catawba River and tributaries in what since 1777 has been Burke County, NC.

    "An Accurate Map of North and South Carolina With Their Indian Frontiers…from Actual Surveys by Henry Mouzon and Others, London, 1775."

    "Patrick Hennessee, Insight from Land Grants, Burke County, NC," by E. L. Hennessee Jr., 4237 West Enon Drive, Enon, OH, ehennessee@aol.com. ww.http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/bedford/military/mil1758b.txt. Hening, William Waller 1820, The Statutes at Large; Being A Collection Of All The Laws Of Virginia, From The First Session Of The Legislature In The Year 1619; VolumeVI; Franklin Press, Richmond, VA.

    "Hennessee Family in America", 1991 and revisions since, compiled by David A. Hennessee, including "Hennessee Pre-Revolution Chronology," Patrick, homesteader in North Carolina, 1775 (Polk) and 1778 (Burke), Transcript of answers by Hamilton Mortimer Hennessee on government questionnaire for Tennessee Civil War veterans.

    Fort Necessity National Battlefield Roster of Virginia Militia: Thomas Henacy (pre-battle), Thomas Hennesey (list of survivors) (http://www.nps.gov/archive/fone/rostercmb.htm#h).

    Archives, Colony of Maryland, documentation of passengers 1688 and 1689 by Philip Poplestone, Captain of the ship Increase of Youghale (Cork County, Ireland).

    North Carolina Atlas & Gazetteer, Fourth Edition, Copyright 2000, pages 33, 54.

    Bedford Co., Va. OB 3 1763 - 1771 pg 36-37, court cases involving Patrick Henicie and Alice Henicie, furnished Nita Hennessee by Jim Hamlin in 1999.
    Book of Patents, Colony of North Carolina, 1765-1775, County of Rowan, 200 Acres to Patrick Henecy, February 28, 1775, on both sides of the south fork of White Creek of the Green River (land in Polk County since it was established in 1855). Burke County: Land and Misc. Records 1771-1809, Volume III, Page 103. BURKE,

    The History of a North Carolina County, 1777-1920, 1982, by Edward William Phifer, Jr., pages 179-180, 364, 367, 369. North Carolina Wills: A Testator Index, 1665-1900;
    Corrected and Revised Edition by Thornton W. Mitchell including: "Hennessa, John/Heslip, Thomas/Deed/10-11/533/1800 and Hennessy, John/Heslip, Thomas/Deed/ 10-11/536/1800" (deeds of Green River land to Thomas Heslip by John Hennessa, executor of estate of Patrick Hennessa I). http://files.usgwarchives,org/nc/rutherford/deeds/h2grntor.txt. http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/n/North_Carolina_Land_Grants_and-Deeds.html.

    CSA Army records 1861-1865--regiment: "E A Hennessee" (spelling used by Manual); hospitals (1864): "E A Hennessa" (spelling favored by RJ Hennessa).

    My Dearest Friend, Civil War Correspondence of Cornelia McGimsey and Lewis Warlick, page 184. The Heritage of Burke County 1981, published by The Burke County Historical Society, Morganton, NC, pages 225-226, sketches 100,152, 221, 304, 329, 359, 408, 413, 596, 612, 650, 661,724 and 763.

    The Heritage of Burke County 2001, published by The Burke County Historical Society, Morganton, NC, articles 10, 24, 29, 31, 63, 80, 136, 173, 295, 365, 404, 413, 414, 416-428, 466, 488, 532, 534, 617,645, 676, 678, 717, 718,727 and 775.

    NC Rev Army Accts (Rev. Army Auditors Accounts),Vol III,BKG-16(Haun,Part V). North Carolina Atlas, 1975, University of North Carolina Press, Pages 13, 16.

    North Carolina Yearbook 1902, published by News & Observer, Raleigh ttp://www.archive.org/stream/northcarolinayea1902/northcarolinayea1902_djvu.txt.

    Interviews, conversations and correspondence with Elizabeth Hennessee Finger, Jean Davis Hennessee, Nita Hennessee Shepard, David A. Hennessee, Eugene L. Hennessee, Jr., Keith C. Hennessee, Philip H. Hennessee, Fred Hennessee, Carl D. Hennessee, R. Floyd Hennessee, Nelle Augusta Hennessee, Margaret Hennessee Williams, Peggy Hennessee Ballew, Dewey W. Hennessee, Caroline Hamilton Ervin, Nixon Scott Hennessee, James D. Spainhour, Robert T. Pitts, et al.

    By Manassa Nixon (Nick) Hennessee III,

    Descendant of Patrick, John, Patrick II, Emanuel Augustus (Manuel), Manassa (Nas) Nixon and Manassa Nixon (Nick) Hennessee Jr.,

    Father of Nixon Scott Hennessee,

    Grandfather of Sean Alexander, Ryan Augustus and Aidan Patrick Hennessee

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

    David,

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

    The Revolutionary War........

    In the book VIRGINIA'S COLONIAL SOLDIERS by Lloyd Bockstuck, it lists

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

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

    Wm. Henesey #4803 3 yrs. pg. 448

    This was all they had at the Family History Library here. It is very small. Don't know if you are interested in this "poop" or not. I printed off the Hennessee family that they had at the FHL-BC. I do not use it but only as a reference to look for something.

    I am really having a problem with Ailsey McDowell. Can't find doodley-squat on her. Will continue to look...................

    Helen

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    More...

    "An 1820 publication that I found in a 2009 internet search, A Collection Of All The Laws Of Virginia, From The First Session Of The Legislature In The Year 1619, Volume VII, documents that Patrick was son of Irish natives, Thomas and Catherine, who immigrated in 1688 and 1689 to Maryland. Colonial Maryland records confirm the immigration: Thomas was indentured to John Stevens of Dorchester County and Catherine to William Sharpe of adjacent Talbot County under arrangements made by Philip Poplestone, Captain of the ship Increase of Youghale (Ireland), with the employers of Thomas and Catherine and with Lord Baltimore, Proprietary Governor of Maryland."

    The full Virginia citation: Hening, William Waller 1820, The Statutes at Large; Being A Collection Of All The Laws Of Virginia, From The First Session Of The Legislature In The Year 1619. VolumeVII. Franklin Press, Richmond, Virginia. “Patrick Hensey, Bedford County Militia, 1758, Parents (Thomas Henesy) #26192 born (circa 1650), (Ireland), died (MD or PA), married in (VA), (Catherine) #26193, born (circa 1650), Ireland, died (MD or PA).”

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    More...

    http://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/scotsirish/hennessey.htm

    "Hennessy" and all its corruptions;

    The early homeland of one O'hAonghusa sept, ancestors of families named Hennessy, was in the barony of Lower Philipstown, Co. Offaly, along the present border of that county and Co. Westmeath.
    Hennessy is a name from which the prefix O has been dropped in modern times, though O'Hennessy was still widely used in the seventeenth century and may be retained by some families today. In Irish it is O'hAonghusa, i.e. descendant of Aonghus of Angus. The principal sept of the name was located near the town of Kilbeggan and the hill of Croghan, their territory being chiefly in the northern part of Co. Offaly, where they shared with O'Holohan the lordship of Clan Cholgain: a branch of this was located nearer to Dublin, the head of it being chief of Gailenga Beg on the north side of the River Liffey on the borders of Counties Meath and Dublin. The latter was displaced by the Anglo-Norman invasion. The Offaly O'Hennessys spread into Tipperary and Clare - in the later county they are now called Henchy, formerly Hensey.

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    Immigration:
    on the ship, "Increase"

    (Thomas married (Catherine LNU) (Ireland). (Catherine was born (1650-1660), Ireland; died (Maryland). [Group Sheet]


  2. 161.  (Catherine LNU) was born (1650-1660), Ireland; died (Maryland).

    Other Events:

    • Immigration: Talbot County, Maryland
    • Immigration: 8 Mar 1679, Youghal, Ireland

    Notes:

    "...Know all men by these presents that we William Sharpe of Talbot County and Phillip Poplestone master of the ship Encrease of Youghall are holden and firmly bound to the right honorable Charles Lord Baltimore in the sum of one hundred pounds sterling to be paid to the said Charles Lord Baltimore the said sum of one hundred pounds or his certain attorney, executors and administrators or assigns to they which payment well and truly be made we bind us and either of us our and either of our heirs executors and administrators and every of us jointly and severally by himself for all and in the whole firmly by these presents signed with our hand and sealed with our seals dated the eight and twentieth day of March one thousand six hudred seventy nine and in the fourth year of the Dominion of the said Charles Lord Baltimore over Maryland.

    Whereas the persons in the catague(sic) mentioned were lately brought over by the above bound Phillip Poplestone in the ship above mentioned and their rights by him assigned to the above bound William Sharpe as by the said catalogue may appear and whereas upon their humble request the above named Charles Lord Baltimore hath the day of the date above written promised a grant to the said William Sharpe by his general warrant to take up land in the province for the right of the said several persons now the condition of this obligation is such that if the said persons mentioned and named in the said catalogue or any or either of them have not formerly been made use or in order to their rights nor shall be hereafter made use of to the purpose otherwise then according to the intent that is herein and hereby declared then this obligation to be void and of none effect otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

    Sealed and delivered by the said Wm. Sharpe in the presence of William Sharpe, Vincent Lowe, Rich Keen, Thos. Greening. Annexed to the above obligation was this catalogue follow viz and catalogue of all the servants names which came out of Ireland into Maryland in the ship Encrease of Youghall Phillip Poplestone master, March 8, 1679.

    ...42. Cath Hennesy"

    (Data taken from a photocopy of the original record, located at the Maryland Hall of Records (Patents, Liber 20, folio 184). Photocopy. Personal library of Eric Shawn, Oak Grove, Oregon. This reference to Thomas Shehawne is also found in Harry Wright Newman's To Maryland from Overseas. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986, p. 156.)

    Immigration:
    on the ship, "Increase"

    Children:
    1. 80. Patrick Hennessee was born (1720-1730), (Ireland); died 0___ 1795, Burke County, North Carolina; was buried 25 Oct 1795, Tryon, Polk County, North Carolina.

  3. 164.  Benjamin Wilsher was born 1700-1715, Amherst County, Virginia, British Colonies of America (son of Joseph Wilsher and unnamed spouse); died 5 May 1777, (Amherst County, Virginia, British Colonies of America).

    Notes:

    December 23, 2015:

    I've abstracted this information for Benjamin and his issue from the web. And his profile must be questioned as there was NO sources cited for any of his events. It is also noteworthy that Thomas WILCHER did not name any of his children after his grandfather or his issue...DAH

    Benjamin married unnamed spouse (Amherst County, Virginia, British Colonies of America). [Group Sheet]


  4. 165.  unnamed spouse
    Children:
    1. Joseph Wilsher was born 0___ 1740, (Amherst County, Virginia Colony); died 6 May 1782, (Amherst County, Virginia Colony).
    2. Richard Wilsher was born 0___ 1744, (Amherst County, Virginia, British Colonies of America); died 0___ 1810.
    3. 82. Thomas Wilcher, Sr. was born ~ 1745, (Amherst County) Virginia Colony; died LATE 1816, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Liberty Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

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


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

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

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

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

    Children of John Cantrell and ?? Brittain are:

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

    Children of John Cantrell and Jane are:

    xviii. WILLIAM4 CANTRELL.
    xix. MOSES CANTRELL.
    xx. DANIEL CANTRELL.
    xxi. GABRIEL CANTRELL.
    xxii. DAUGHTER CANTRELL.
    xxiii. DAUGHTER CANTRELL.
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    Incidentally, I'm told there is no name John Miller Cantrell. Rather, "Old" John Cantrell who m. Miss Brittain had a son who was known as "Miller" John Cantrell because he owned a mill in SC. That's the John who m. Elizabeth Cantrell. Since my husband apparently doesn't have that line, I'm not getting excited about it but it is a point of interest and clarification if true.

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

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

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

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



    Notes from Carl D. Cantrell:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

    Spouse:
    Hannah Brittain Cantrell (1724 - 1769)*

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

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

    *Calculated relationship

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

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

    Birth:
    formerly New Castle Co., PA

    Baptism:
    at Holy Trinity (Old Swedes Church)

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


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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

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

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

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

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


  8. 179.  Sarah LNU was born Abt 1720, North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Sary

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

  9. 180.  John William 'William' Durham was born 0___ 1710, (England).

    Notes:

    Re: Elizabeth Cates Durham b. ca. 1720

    Home: Surnames: Cates Family Genealogy Forum

    Re: Elizabeth Cates Durham b. ca. 1720
    Posted by: Marilyn Cates Radelat;copperdoll1@webtv.com
    Date: October 11, 2000 at 19:08:37
    In Reply to: Elizabeth Cates Durham b. ca. 1720 by Elaine Durham Lee of
    972


    Sarah Elizabeth CATE born 1725 was the daughter of Robert Cate Jr.( b.1695 ) and Elizabeth Wyatt Cate.

    Sarah Elizabeth Cate married 1739 John William Durham b.1710 Their children were :

    1- Thomas Durham b.1740
    2- Achilles Durham b. 1741
    3- Matthew Durham b. 1743

    24 Jul 2007

    http://www.surnamedb.com/surname.aspx?name=durham

    Surname: Durham

    This name, with variant spelling Durram, is of English locational origin from the city thus called in the North East of England. Recorded variously as Dunholm circa 1000, as Dunhelme in "Historia Anglorum", dated 1122, and as Donelme in the 1191, Fine Court Rolls of that city. The name derives from the Old English "dun", a hill, plus the Old Scandinavian "holm(r)", (Northern Medieval "holm"), an island or piece of raised land partly surrounded by streams. The surname first appears on record in the mid 12th Century, (see below). One, William de Durham, witness, appears in the 1236, "Fine Court Rolls of Essex", and a Robertus de Durham was one of twelve Scots knights appointed to settle the laws of the marches in 1249, "Scottish Acts of Parliament". Walter Durham of Dumfriesshire rendered homage to Edward 1 in 1296, and Lawrence Durham was recorded in the 1400, London Assize Court Rolls. Sir Philip Charles Henderson Calerwood Durham (1763-1845), wounded at Trafalgar, 1805, became G.C.B. and admiral, 1830. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Osbert de Dunelm, which was dated 1163, in the "The Pipe Rolls of London", during the reign of King Henry 11, known as "The Builder of Churches", 1154 - 1189. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

    © Copyright: Name Orgin Research www.surnamedb.com 1980 - 2007

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    From: "David Hennessee"
    To: "Marilyn Radelat"
    Subject: Re: Fw: DURHAM
    Date: Sunday, June 24, 2001 8:38 PM

    Dear Marilyn - Thanks for the leads to Rocky and Richard of whom I am now in contact. Attached your registry of Sarah who married John William DURHAM, parents of Achilles and two siblings. Am requesting the source of your information in hopes I can wrest more data on my lines. Thanks. David H.

    From: "Marilyn Radelat"
    To: "David Hennessee"
    Subject: Re: Fw: DURHAM
    Date: Monday, June 25, 2001 7:26 AM

    David,

    The research done by my elderly relatives 30 and 40 years ago was my source for Durham / Cates. I don't have any other source. They simply went to libraries or State Archives in Genealogy to copy .

    Marilyn


    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Marilyn Radelat"
    To: "David Hennessee" ; ;

    Sent: Friday, June 22, 2001 8:30 AM
    Subject: Re: Fw: DURHAM


    > David,
    > These are the e-mail add. for Achilles Durham descendants-- Richard Durham and Rocky Strickland
    > Rdurham57@aol.com(Richard Durham )
    > rockyiii@aol.com ( Rocky Strickland )
    >
    > Richard may be slow answering you because his Dad is very sick and Richard is taking care of him.
    > You can write Dr. Cates and ask him what you need on Durham, his research is extensive on Cates ,Durham , and related families.

    > Dr. Banks Cates Jr.
    > 2200 Colony Rd.
    > Charotte, N.C.
    > 28209
    >
    > Marilyn
    >
    >

    9 Sep 2008 - Dr. Cates is deceased.

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    Read and absorb this opinion regarding Achilles' father... http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~donnykrun/Richard_Durham_Research.htm

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    The father of Charles A. Durham was Achilles Durham, Esquire, of Haw River, North Carolina, and was born about 1720. He was brought as an infant by his father, William, from England.

    He (Achilles) married Mrs. Catharine Hardin.

    His father, William, was lineally descended from William, 9th Laird of Grange. ( "Since I Was Born", written by a descendent of Achilles Durham, Robert L. Durham very clearly states that his ancestor came from Forfar, Dundee Scotland).

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    Descendants of ?William Durham

    Generation No. 1

    ?WILLIAM1 DURHAM married ELIZABETH CATES. Child of ?WILLIAM DURHAM and ELIZABETH CATES is:
    ACHILLES2 DURHAM, b. 1740, Virginia; d. 1810, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

    Generation No. 2

    ACHILLES2 DURHAM (?WILLIAM1) was born 1740 in Virginia, and died 1810 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. He married (1) MARY CATES 1770 in Orange County, South Carolina. She was born 1754 in Orange County, North Carolina, and died November 13, 1794 in Cleveland, North Carolina. He married (2) EDITH March 31, 1808 in Rutherford County, North Carolina. She was born 1750 in Virginia, and died 1814. She was the widow of WILLIAM HICKS - father of Berryman Hicks who married Elizabeth Durham - daughter of Achilles Durham. Child of ACHILLES DURHAM and MARY CATES is:

    ELIZABERTH3 DURHAM Hicks, Elizabeth Durham b. January 30, 1779, Orange County, North Carolina; d. April 24, 1846, Spartanburg County, South Carolina. She m. BERRYMAN THEODORE2 HICKS Hicks, Rev Berryman(WILLIAM1) was born July 01, 1778 in Rutherford County, NC, and died June 11, 1839 in Little Buck Creek, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.


    Below are PROPOSED ancestors for ACHILLES DURHAM that are found in various Ancestry trees. I have not been able to find valid documentation to support this as being his correct lineage. Documentation from WILLIAM DURHAM b. 1700 to ACHILLES DURHAM as his son, is non existent. Information concerning the below lineage is found on the page for ACHILLES DURHAM and MARY CATES.

    The lineage for Mary Cates, wife of Achilles Durham is also unclear.

    Proposed Durham lineage:

    1. William DURHAM. Born About 1322.Died during the reign of Prince David Bruce who reigned until 1371.
    2. Michael DURHAM. Born About 1397.
    3. John DURHAM. Born About 1457.
    4. Thomas DURHAM. Born About 1480.
    5. John DURHAM. Born About 1507.
    6. Alexander DURHAM. Born After 1525. Minder of the Royal Mint.Married Janet ERSKINE, daughter of John ERSKINE, Baron of Dun.Living in 1525. 6th Baron of Grange.
    7. William DURHAM. Born About 1554. Ancestor of the DURHAMs of the Grange. 7th Lord of Grange
    8. William DURHAM. Born About 1609. 8th Lord of Grange
    9. William DURHAM. Born After 1609.9th Laird of Grange (Durham 1990).
    10. William DURHAM. Born Before 1700 in England. Died in VA. He married Elizabeth CATES. Born Before 1710. Died in Cleveland Co., NC. William, was lineally descended from William, 9th Laird of Grange

    11. Achilles DURHAM. Born About 1750 in England?/NC?/VA?. Died About 1810, buried in Buck Creek Ch.Cem., Spartanburg, SC.He first married Mary Unica CATES, 1770 in Orange Co., NC.Born Before 1755 in VA. Died Before 1806 in Cleveland, Rutherford Co., NC. Mary Utica Cates was the dau of Richard Cates – possibly, b. abt 1732 – and Elizabeth Smith. Richard was son of Robert Cates & Elizabeth – brother to Thomas Cates on the Cates page.

    John married Sarah Elizabeth "Elizabeth" Cate 0___ 1739, (Virginia). Sarah (daughter of Robert (Ezra) Cate, Jr. and Elizabeth Wyatt) was born 0___ 1725, Prince County, Virginia; died 0___ 1783, Shelby, Cleveland County, North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  10. 181.  Sarah Elizabeth "Elizabeth" Cate was born 0___ 1725, Prince County, Virginia (daughter of Robert (Ezra) Cate, Jr. and Elizabeth Wyatt); died 0___ 1783, Shelby, Cleveland County, North Carolina.

    Notes:

    Sarah Elizabeth CATE Durham was born in Prince County , Va. I forgot to mention this on the previous message. Her father Robert CATE Jr. moved to "Olde" Orange County before 1736 where he owned a plantation and was appointed Road Commissioner 18 Oct. 1753. He was given the task of building a Westward Path. He enlisted his son Thomas Cate b.1724, ( a land ) surveyor and other Cates to build these roads.

    Children:
    1. Thomas Durham was born 0___ 1740, (Virginia).
    2. 90. Achilles Durham was born 0___ 1741, Commonwealth of Virginia; died 0___ 1814, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    3. Matthew Durham was born 0___ 1743, (Virginia).

  11. 182.  Thomas "Road Tom" Cate was born 0___ 1724, Orange County, North Carolina (son of Robert (Ezra) Cate, Jr. and Elizabeth Wyatt); died 9 Jan 1818, Newberry County, South Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Thomas Keats
    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot

    Notes:

    Ernie,

    Thomas "Road Tom ) CATE B.1724 son of Robert Cate Jr.b.1695 signed the bond. This Thomas married Elizabeth Fussell mother of all of his children. he married in his old age to Urith MacMillion Baskett ,no children from second marriage.

    Thomas" Road Tom "Cate land was on Bear Branch of Cane Creek, became known as Tom's Creek of Cane Creek, named for him.

    This research paper says that Thomas and Elizabeth moved to Newberry,S.C. in 1799, most of his sons moved there with him. One of those was Aaron Cates.

    The original will is Newberry Court House.

    end of comments

    Thomas "Road Tom" Cate
    Born after 1725 in Orange County, North Carolinamap
    ANCESTORS ancestors
    Son of Robert Cate and Elizabeth Wyatt
    Brother of Barnard Cate, Richard Mathias Cate, Sarah Cate, Thomas (Cates) Cate, Robert Cate, Joseph Cate, Joseph Cate, Charles Cate, Ann Cate and John Cate Sr.
    Husband of Elizabeth Fussell — married 1757 in Rowan, North Carolinamap
    DESCENDANTS descendants
    Father of Thomas B. Cate, Robert Cate, Mary Unity Unicy Cate, Thomas K Cate, Susannah Cate, Nancy Ann Cate, Elizabeth (Cate) Durham, Aaron Cate, Jehu Cate, Ezra Cate and Isaiah Cate
    Died 1818 in Newberry, South Carolina, USAmap
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    Biography

    Thomas was born abt 1725, in Orange county, North Carolina to parents Robert Cate and Elizabeth Wyatt. Thomas became a road surveyor. Thomas was called due to his surveying Thomas Road Tom Cate. This name is also found in the references. In 1754 Thomas received land in Orange, North Carolina, USA.

    He married Elizabeth Fussell in 1757 in Rowan, North Carolina, USA. [1] Their children: Thomas1758, Robert1758, John, Ezra, Elizabeth1763, Mary1769, Aaron1768, Isaiah1776, Jehu1790, ThomasB (1750-1812), Mary (1754-1794) Elizabeth (1751-), Aaron(1768-1816) Nancy Ann(1759-1824), Robert (1760-1820) Elizabeth (1763-), Jehu(1770-) Ezra (1773.)

    Thomas Road Tom served in the American Revolution 1775-1783 for Orange Co., North Carolina, USA. Name misspelled "Keats", date Aug 1781. [2]

    In 1780 Thomas Cate was in Caswell County, North Carolina, shown by a petition with his name listed to the "House of Burgises" on a petition, 26 Oct 1779, from inhabitants of Caswell Co. asking that an equal division be made of the county since it is forty miles in length and twenty wide. (General Assembly; Box: Oct - Nov 1779 [North Carolina State Archives]; Call Number: Folder: Petitions; P 3; Family Number: 36.) [3] His first wife died.

    1800 US Fed Census[4]
    He married secondly in 1808 to Yourith Urith McMillian. US Federal census for 1810 reflects this. [5] Thomas was living in Hillsborough, Orange, North Carolina as per U S census. On 29 NOV 1802 (Age: 77) he made a Deed of Gift [6], filed in Orange, North Carolina Newberry District under Deed of Gift, D74 to a daughter and a son named Thomas..

    He passed away 9 Jan 1818 (Age: 93) Newberry, Newberry, SC [7]

    The will was probated in Newberry Dist Court on 9 Jan 1818. 1st settlement made to the family on 13 Dec 1819, Newbery, South Carolina.

    Sources

    ? U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
    ? Roster of soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution with an appendix containing a collection of miscellaneous.., Ancestry.com
    ? U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820 about Thomas Cate
    ? "United States Census, 1800," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHRC-S3P : accessed 2 December 2016), Thomas Cate, Newberry District, South Carolina, United States; citing p. 68, NARA microfilm publication M32, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 50; FHL microfilm 181,425.
    ? "United States Census, 1810," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH23-DJ5 : accessed 2 December 2016), Thomas Cates, Edgefield, South Carolina, United States; citing p. 117, NARA microfilm publication M252 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 62; FHL microfilm 181,421.
    ? Deed of Gift. State of North Carolina Newberry District, Deed of Gift
    ? http://www.earljones.net/aqwg5620.htm
    D.A.R. Roster of soldiers from North Carolina in American Revolution: with an appendix
    Roster of soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution with an appendix containing a collection of miscellaneous r
    1800 US Census
    Deed of Gift 84 State of North Carolina Newberry District, Deed of Gift
    U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
    1800 United States Federal Census
    North Carolina, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890
    Orange County, 1752-1952
    U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
    U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820

    end of biography

    Thomas married Elizabeth Ann Fussell (~ 1750), (Rowan County, North Carolina). Elizabeth (daughter of Aaron Fussell, Sr. and Elizabeth (Bagley)) was born Abt 1736, Bertie County, North Carolina; died Bef 1800, Orange County, North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  12. 183.  Elizabeth Ann Fussell was born Abt 1736, Bertie County, North Carolina (daughter of Aaron Fussell, Sr. and Elizabeth (Bagley)); died Bef 1800, Orange County, North Carolina.

    Notes:

    !BIRTH-MARRIAGE:Deed of Gift, Orange County, NC, Newberry District. 29 Nov 1802. A negro girl to daughter Ann Durham. wife of William Durham.

    Dr. Banks Cates of Charlotte, NC research notes.

    Children:
    1. 91. Mary Unica 'Unicy' Cate was born 0___ 1754, Orange County, North Carolina; died 13 Nov 1794, Cleveland County, North Carolina.

  13. 184.  Joseph C. Cantrell was born 29 Dec 1695, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (son of Richard L. Cantrell, II and Dorothy Jane Jones); died 0___ 1738, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware; was buried Gloria Dei Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

    Other Events:

    • Burial: Old Swedes Churchyard, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware
    • Alt Death: 0___ 1755, Orange County, North Carolina

    Notes:

    http://www.dmitchelljones.org/index.html

    JOSEPH2 CANTRELL, (Richard1),

    b abt 1695 Philadelphia, PA m Catharina _____. Joseph is named as a grandson in the will of Jane Jones, written in 1730. He apparently grew up in Philadelphia, and moved when a young man to what is now Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, about 20 miles down the Delaware River from Philadelphia. This area had been settled by the Swedes, including some Finns, in 1638, and they had established there the Holy Trinity Church, known in later years as "Old Swedes Church.".

    The present structure was built in 1698 and is still in use today. It was Swedish Lutheran until 1791, when the last Swedish pastor departed and jurisdiction was transferred to the Protestant Episcopal Church. Joseph married probably married about 1718, his wife was named Catharina. Susan Christie in 1908 thought that Catharina was probably a descendant of one of the old Swedish families, and I tend to agree with that conclusion. Some researchers have thought that Joseph's wife was Catherine Heath, but I have seen no record or evidence to support that idea.

    Joseph Cantrell and his wife were attending Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church by 1720, and three of their children were baptized there between 1720 and 1726. Joseph and his family probably lived in the Wilmington area of Delaware until the 1730's. They are said to have been in Orange Co., Virginia, in 1738, and possibly lived there until about 1750.

    At that time the proprietor of the Granville District in North Carolina was opening that area for settlement and offering good land at low prices. Many families traveled down the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia into North Carolina, and Joseph Cantrell and several of his children were apparently among those who made this journey. No will or estate settlement for Joseph Cantrell has been found in Delaware or in North Carolina, but he is thought to have died in North Carolina.

    The 1755 tax list of Orange Co., North Carolina, shows Joseph's son John Cantrell with two taxable white males. Since John's sons were under 12 years old, it seems likely that joseph Cantrell was the other male, and that he was living with his son John at that time. Joseph probably died in the 1760's, but no record has been found of his death. Joseph and Catharina are thought to have had ten or more children.

    end of comment

    From material prepared by Eddy and Glenda Harrel - Reference attributed to "Early Families of the North Carolina Counties of Rockingham and Stokes with Revolutionary Service", compiled and published by members of James Hunter Chapter, National Society, Daughter of American Revolution of Madison, North Carolina, published 1977:

    Joseph spent his early boyhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Joseph and Catharina lived in New Castle County, Pennsylvania on or near the site of the present city of Wilmington, Delaware, and were attendants at Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church before 1720. Their first three children were baptised at the old historical church, known as Old Swedes, which is one of the oldest and quaintest churches in this country.

    Joseph was probably a farmer in these lower counties of Pennsylvania, which later became part of Delaware. A published work of the wills in the county of New Castle fails to reveal a will of Joseph or Catharina. It is possible that Joseph accompanied some of the sons on the move south to North Carolina. In 1752 and 1753, son John was taxed for two white polls in Orange County, North Carolina. One may have been his father. A complete list of the children of John and Catharina has never been found. The nine children listed were compiled from family records and the court and county records of Orange County North Carolina. The sixth child (a female, name unknown) was born about 1722.

    Christina Parish was mostly situated on both sides of Christina Creek, partly on both sides of Brandywine Creek in New Castle County and in the Hundreds of New Castle, Christina and Brandywine. It stretched two Swedish miles in length, and one in breadth. The most remote families of the parish were not more than six and a half English miles distance from the church. The city of Wilmington is built on the Swedish "church land" and the charter for the town was granted on 1735. At the time Joseph Cantril went there, it was known as Christina.

    Many of the earliest records of this locality have been lost, or destroyed, and at best are very incomplete. There is evidence, however, from the scattered records in New Castle County today, that descendents of Richard Cantril lived there from before 1720 until 1797, though the majority moved south during this period.

    A published work of the wills and probates of New Castle County during the period of Joseph's residence there fails to reveal his will or probate. As he was a man in his 50s when his sons moved south to Carolina, it can be assumed that he made the move with his sons. In the tax list submitted to the Orange County Court, North Carolina for the year 1754, his son John's household listed two taxable white males. As John's sons were under 16 years of age, it can be assumed that one of these was his father, Joseph.

    •******Virginia Young***********

    JOSEPH CANTRELL WAS BORN ABOUT 1695 IN PHILADELPHIA, PA. HE MARRIED CATHERINE HEATH ABOUT 1718. A COMPLETE LIST OF THE CHILDREN OF JOSEPH AND CATHERINE HAS NEVER BEEN LOCATED. ONE DAUGHTER MAY HAVE BEEN SARAH, WHO WAS THE WIFE OF LAWRENCE BANKSTON. FOR OVER 60 YEARS THE CANTRELL AND BANKSTON FAMILIES MIGRATED AND SETTLED TOGETHER. LAWRENCE BANKSTON STATED IN A COURT CASE IN 1807, THAT HE HAD KNOWN ISAAC CANTRELL FOR OVER 50 YEARS. THE FOLLOWING LIST IS COMPILED FROM THE BAPTISMAL LIST, THE LIST PROVIDED BY THE FAMILY GENEALOGIST IN 1907 AND FROM THE COUNTY RECORDS IN ORANGE COUNTY, NC.:

    1. HANNAH CANTRELL-BORN 20 MARCH 1720 IN PA. AND BAPTIZED 25, APRIL 1720 2. DAUGHTER BORN ABT. 1722. 3. JOHN CANTRELL 4. JOSEPH CANTRELL 5. ZEBULON CANTRELL 6. ISAAC CANTRELL 7. JAMES CANTRELL 8. BENJAMIN CANTRELL-BORN ABT. 1733 IN ORANGE CO. 9. STEPHEN CANTRELL-BORN ABT. 1735 IN ORANGE CO. VA.

    **********Judia Kemper Terry******************

    Joseph Cantrill was born about 1695 in Philadelphia, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania. He died in New Castle, Pennsylvania. He was buried in possibly Orange County, North Carolina. "Joseph Cantrill was born about 1695 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and spent his early boyhood in that city. Married Catharina _______. They were living in New Castle County, Pennsylvania, on or near the site of the present city of Wilmington, Delaware, and were attendants at Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church before 1720. It is probable that Catharina was a daughter of one of the Old Swedes, first settlers of this section, but we could not verify this. Their first three children were baptized at the old historic church still used and known as Old Swedes, which is one of the oldest and quaintest churches in this country.

    "Christina parish was mostly situated on both sides of Christina Creek, partly on both sides of Brandywine Creek in New Castle County, and in the Hundreds of New Castle, Christina and Brandywine. It stretched two Swedish miles distant from the church. The city of Willmington is built on the Swedish "church land" and the charter for the town was granted in 1735. At the time Joseph Cantrill went there it was known as Christina.

    "Many of the earliest records of this locality have been lost, or destroyed, and at best are very incomplete. There is evidence, however, from the scattered records in New Castle County today, that descendants of Richard Cantrill lived there from before 1720 until 1797, though the majority moved south during this period. Children: Hannah, born March 20, 1720; baptised April 25, 1720, at Old Swedes; John; Joseph; Zebulon; Isaac; a daughter (name unknown." (THE CANTRILL - CANTRELL GENEALOGY, 1908, by Susan Cantrill Christie, page 7.)

    "Joseph Cantrill, son of Richard, was born about 1695 in Philadelphia, PA., where he probably spent his boyhood years and moved south to the lower counties of PA. after reaching manhood. He married Catherine Heath about 1718. She was a daughter of John and Hannah Haines Heath. John Heath was a grandson of Thomas Heath who came to America from England in 1635 on the ship, SAFETY, landing in VA. and who later moved north to the lower counties, which later became part of Delaware. Joseph was probably a farmer in New Castle county.

    We know that they were attending Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church in Wilmington as three of their children were baptized at this oldest and quaintest church in the nation.

    Christina Parish was mostly situated on both sides of Christina Creek and partly on both sides of Brandywine Creek in New Castle county.

    The most remote families were not more than six and one half miles from the church. Wilmington was first known as Christina and was built on Swedish "Churchland", and the charter was granted in 1735. Most of the records of the area have been lost, but we do know that descendants of Richard were living in the area from 1720-1787, though the majority had moved south to Virginia and the Carolinas. A published work of the wills and probates in New Castle county, does not contain any record of Joseph or Catherine. It can be assumed that they had made the trip south.

    In the tax list submitted to the Orange County Court for the year of 1754, son, John was listed as having two taxable white males. As John's sons were under 10 years of age, the possibility exists that this other was for his father. A complete list of the children has never been found, but the following was compiled from the family genealogist and from county court records of Orange County, North Carolina."

    (Carolyn Sue Mitchell Bouska, 15001 Quail Drive, Balch Springs, Texas 75180-2447; tele: 214-557-5532, 1993 - 1995, as per "The Cantrill-Cantrell Genealogy, A record of the descendants of Richard Cantrill, who was a resident of Philadelphia prior to 1689, and of earlier Cantrills in England and America," by Susan Cantrill Christie, later revised and published again by J. R. and Jackie Cantrell, further revised and published in 1973 by Joseph Caten.)

    "Joseph Cantrell was born abaout 1695 in Phildelphia, PA.. He spent his early childhood in that city. His parents may have moved to the lower counties of PA. soon after 1700. He married Catherine Heath ca 1718. According to one genealogist, she was a daughter of John and Hannah Heath. So far, research has not been located to substantiate. We do know that her christian name was Catherine from the baptismal records at the Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) church at Wilmnington, Delaware. One researcher has stated that she was a great granddaughter of Thomas Heath who came to America in 1635 on the ship "SAFETY" landing in VA. and later moving north and finally settling near New Castle, PA. (later Delaware).

    From the Holy Trinity records of 1697 to 1773, which were translated from the Swedish to English in 1890, we find that Joseph and Catherine had three children baptized there in the 1720's.

    They were Hannah, John and Joseph.

    Christina Parish was mostly situated on both sides of Christina Creek, partly on both sides of Brandywine Creek in New Castle County, Pa. and in the Hundreds of New Castle, Christina and Brandywine. It stretched two Swedish miles in length and one in breadth. The most remote families of the parish were not more than six and one half English miles distant from the church.

    The city of Wilmington is built on the Swedish "churchland" and the charter for the town was granted in 1735. At the time, Joseph lived there it was known as Christina. Most of the earliest records of this locality have been lost or destroyed and at the best are very incomplete. There is evidence, however, from some of the scattered records in New Castle Co., that possible descendants of Richard Cantrill lived in the area from 1720 to 1787, although the majority had moved south during this period. There is a published work of the wills and probates of New Castle Co., during the period of Joseph's residence, but it fails to reveal evidence of Richard or Dorothy's death.

    From the records of the western part of VA. we know that in 1738, Joseph and his brother, Zebulon were in Orange County, VA.. A Rev. William William, an early Presbyterian minister filed suit for libel against dozens of the settlers in the Valley. The list of defendents encluded Zebulon Cantrel and Joseph Cantrel. We know that son, John was in Orange County, NC.

    in 1754, when the tax list for that year was submitted by the sheriff, and that the list had two taxable white males. John's oldest son was too young to have been taxed so the other one may have been for Joseph. A complete list of the children of Joseph and Catherine has never been located. One daughter may have been Sarah, who was the wife of Lawrence Bankston. For over 60 years the Cantrell and Bankston families migrated and settled together. Lawrence Bankston stated in a court case in 1807 that he had known Isaac Cantrell for over 50 years.

    The following list is compiled from the baptismal list, the list provided by the family genealogist in 1907 and from the county records in Orange County, North Carolina."

    (Carolyn Sue Mitchell Bouska, 15001 Quail Drive, Balch Springs, Texas 75180-2447; tele: 214-557-5532, 1993 - 1995, as per Warren G. Cantrell, 1913 Willowbend, Killeen, Texas 76543.) He was married to Catherina Heath about 1718 in Holy Trinity Ch., New Castle, DE.



    It is probable that Catherine was the daughter of one of the Old Swedes, first settlers of the section.

    Her first three children were baptised in the Old Swedes Chruch. At this time the old location was called Christiana.

    {Warren G. Cantrell STRONGLY DISAGREES that Catherine is a daughter of John & Hannah. There were five Heath families in the Philadelphia area. Why would he marry a girl from MA which was so far away....9/2/1995/DAH}

    end of comments

    Will get back to you on this when I have time.

    Joyce

    On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 8:27 AM, info@classroomfurniture.com wrote:
    Hello Joyce.
    You are citing:


    Is this correct? Did you see the gravesite yourself? Please advise as there are many conflicting burial sites for Joseph.

    end of query - no response

    Birth: 1695
    Philadelphia
    Philadelphia County
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Death: 1755
    Orange County
    North Carolina, USA

    Joseph Cantrell was born about 1695 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and after reaching manhood moved to the “lower counties of Pennsylvania” that later became the state of Delaware. He married Catharina (surname unknown) about 1718, and they were living in New Castle County, Pennsylvania, near the present city of Wilmington, Delaware, and before 1720, were attendants at Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church. Catharina was probably the daughter of one of the original Old Swedes families who first settled on the Swedish “church land.” From the Holy Trinity records of 1697 to 1773, which were translated from Swedish to English in 1890, we find that Joseph and Catharina had three children baptized there in the 1720s. They were Hannah, John and Joseph.

    At the time Joseph Cantrell settled there, the town was known as Christina, which was mostly situated on both sides of Christina Creek, partly on both sides of Brandywine Creek in New Castle County, and in the Hundreds of New Castle, Christina and Brandywine. The most remote families of the parish were not more than six and a half miles from the church. The city of Wilmington, Delaware was built on Swedish “church land.” The charter for the town was granted in 1735.

    There aren’t any further records of Joseph or Catharina in the remaining records of Delaware, but from the records of Jefferson County, West Virginia, we know that in 1738, Joseph and his brother, Zebulon, were involved in a lawsuit in Orange County, Virginia. The libel suit brought against 54 defendants for “signing a scandalous paper reflecting on the Complaintiff” by Rev. William Williams (Presbyterian) occurred on July 27, 1738. It was filed at the Orange County, Virginia courthouse. Both Joseph and Zebulon were listed as "other defendants." The events that were described in the suit probably happened somewhere between Winchester, Virginia and what is now Martinsburg, West Virginia, which is where the Rev. Williams lived.

    While living in New Castle County, Joseph's son, Isaac Cantrell, became associated with the Welsh Tract Baptist Church located at the foot of Iron Hill, in Pencader Hundred. It is the oldest Primitive Baptist church in America, and Isaac was probably licensed to preach by this group. As the Church was composed of Welsh People, the preaching for about one hundred years was in the Welsh language. Isaac’s mother, Catharina, was more than likely of Swedish parentage, but we know for certain that his grandmother, Dorothy Jones, was born in Wales. The Welsh language is not just a dialect of English; it is a language with an older pedigree, and a distinct one. Isaac Cantrell would have to have been fluent in the Welsh language to have been a member of this church in the 1700s.

    A record of Isaac’s brother Zebulon being a witness to the will of Thomas Edmond on July 21, 1758, is among the Welsh Tract Baptist Church records, and lends further evidence that the Cantrells were early members of this church.

    About 1747, many of the Cantrells as well as allied families joined a large caravan in the movement southward. They moved along the Great Wagon Road down through the Great Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Within view to the west of the Valley rose the Alleghenies and to the east were the Blue Ridge Mountains. From Roanoke, the Wagon Road went through the Staunton Gap and on south to the Piedmont Plateau of the Carolinas. They settled in the "Land of Eden" Granville County, North Carolina, which became Orange County in September 1752. Later, in 1785, this part of Orange County became Rockingham County.

    In the tax list submitted to the Orange County Court for the year of 1754, John Cantrell was listed as having two taxable white males. It is possible that one of the males may have been his father Joseph. Isaac received a land grant for 202 acres of land in Orange County on November 13, 1756. Isaac sold this land to his brother John on 13 Mar 1759.

    I have created this memorial in honor and memory of Joseph and his descendants at Old Swedes Church where he was a member and several of his children were baptized. He was my husband's 5th great grandfather.

    CHILDREN:

    *James Cantrell (b. 1719 New Castle Co., DE; d. TN. James Cantrell settled in Southern Tennessee and owned the farm where the Battle of Shiloh was fought during the Civil War.

    * Hannah Cantrell (b. 20 Mar 1720 Christina, New Castle, DE)

    * John Cantrell (b. 6 Oct 1724 New Castle, DE; d. 11 Feb 1803 Spartanburg Co., SC) m. abt 1743 in Newcastle, DE, Rachel Brittain (b. 1725 New Castle Co., DE; d. abt 1769 Rockingham Co., NC) They had 17 children. John married secondly, Jane ___, and they had 6 children.

    *Joseph Cantrell (b. Jun 1726 Wilmington, New Castle Co., DE; d. Jan 1804 Caswell Co., NC) m. Jemima Mitchell.

    *Zebulon Cantrell (b. abt 1728 New Castle Co., DE; d. 1765 Orange Co., NC) m. Mary Montgomery.

    *Isaac Cantrell (b. abt. 1729 New Castle Co., DE; d. 23 Aug 1805 Spartanburg Co., SC) m. Talitha Cloud about 1750 in Rockingham Co., NC, Elizabeth ___ about 1769 in Rockingham Co., NC, and Mary Linder about 1773 in Rockingham Co., NC.



    Family links:
    Parents:
    Richard Cantrell (1660 - 1753)
    Dorothy Jones Cantrell (1672 - 1730)

    Spouse:
    Catherine Cantrell (1697 - 1755)*

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

    Sibling:
    Mary Cantril (1694 - 1695)*
    Joseph Cantrell (1695 - 1755)

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    Old Swedes Churchyard
    Wilmington
    New Castle County
    Delaware, USA

    Created by: jcq
    Record added: Feb 24, 2012
    Find A Grave Memorial# 85625396

    end of biography

    Buried:
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    Joseph married Catherine LNU 0___ 1718, New Castle County, Delaware. Catherine was born 27 May 1697, Haverhill, Massachusetts; died 30 Aug 1755, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware; was buried Gloria Dei Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. [Group Sheet]


  14. 185.  Catherine LNU was born 27 May 1697, Haverhill, Massachusetts; died 30 Aug 1755, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware; was buried Gloria Dei Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

    Other Events:

    • Burial: Old Swedes Churchyard, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware
    • Also Known As: Catherina
    • Death: ~ 1734, New Castle County, Delaware

    Notes:

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    Lynn.

    For Lord's sake take the Hannah Haynes junk out of your file. That was a rumor that I started 25 years ago and have lived to regret. John "Snow Shoe" and Hannah Hanes Heath did not have, I repeat. Did not have a daughter Catherine among their 10 or 12 children.

    Warren G. Cantrell
    Family Historian
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    Killeen,. TX 76543
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    Diane,

    Please, please remove all information from your files that Catherine was a daughter of John "Snow Shoe" and Hannah Haynes Heath. That was a ruor that I started 25 years ago and have long regretted. John and hannah did not and I repeat did not have a dau. named Catherine. Futher there is not proof that Catherine was a Heath. That was a rumor that Nobel Bethel started in 1928.
    His opinion was based on the 1747 will of John Heath that named a cousin, Alice Cantrell as an heir. john and Hanah Haynes Heath never left MA or Conn.

    Warren G. Cantrell
    1913 Willowbend Dr.
    Killeen TX 76543
    (254) 699-2143

    end of comments

    "It is probable that Catherine was the daughter of one of the Old Swedes, first settlers of the section. Her first three children were baptized in the Old Swedes Church. At this time the location was called Christiana. Several of Richard Cantrill's descendents lived there between 1720-1797."

    Warren G. Cantrell STRONGLY DISAGREES that Catherine is daughter of John & Hannah Haines Heath. Warren notes that there were five HEATH families in the Philadelphia area and posits, "Why would he marry a girl from MA which was so far away"...2 Sep 1995.

    It is interesting to note that her first child, a girl, was named, "Hannah" (after her mother?) and her second child, a son, named, "John" (after her father?)

    end of comment

    Proposed Change: Joseph C. Cantrell (I3944)
    Tree: The Hennessee Family
    Link:

    Description: Although possible, it is unlikely that Joseph C Cantrell's wife, Catherine Heath Cantrell, and mother, Dorothy Jones Cantrell, died on the same day. Suspect someone has picked up the wrong date for one or the other of these two ladies.

    Charline Rambaud
    cjunemc@gmail.com

    end of note

    Birth: May 27, 1697
    Haverhill
    Essex County
    Massachusetts, USA
    Death: Aug. 30, 1755
    Wilmington
    New Castle County
    Delaware, USA


    Family links:
    Spouse:
    Joseph Cantrell (1695 - 1755)

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

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    Old Swedes Churchyard
    Wilmington
    New Castle County
    Delaware, USA

    Created by: jcq
    Record added: Feb 24, 2012
    Find A Grave Memorial# 85625453

    Buried:
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    Children:
    1. James Cantrell was born 0___ 1719, New Castle County, Delaware; died Tennessee.
    2. Hannah Cantrell was born 20 Mar 1720, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    3. John Cantrell, Sr. was born 6 Oct 1724, New Castle County, Delaware; died 0Feb 1803, Spartanburg, South Carolina; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    4. Joseph Cantrell was born June 1726, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; died 0Jan 1804, Caswell County, North Carolina.
    5. Daughter Cantrell
    6. Zebulon Cantrell was born 0___ 1728, Wilmington, Delaware; died 0___ 1760, Frederick County, Virginia.
    7. 92. Isaac Thornton Cantrell was born 27 Jan 1729, New Castle County, Delaware; died 23 Aug 1805, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    8. Benjamin Cantrell was born C. 1733, New Castle County, Delaware.
    9. Stephen Cantrell was born C. 1735, New Castle County, Delaware; was buried 1777-1783, Wilkes County, Georgia.

  15. 188.  John Leggett was born 0___ 1683, Lower Norfolk, Virginia (son of John Leggett, I and Elizabeth LNU); died 0___ 1741, Bertie County, North Carolina.

    Notes:

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    1709, Oct 6. JOHN 2 LEGATT sold 200 acres to Joseph Wicker of Currituck Co. NC . also lists DAVID 2 LEGATT as attorney for JOHN 2 LEGATT'S wife AGNES LEGATT. bib 43. bib 47-p130.

    1713, April 14. JOHN 2 LEGETT and wife AGNES sell 100 acres on Knot's Island, Currituck Prect. Princess Anne Co. VA bib 43. bib 47-p131.

    1714, Nov 14. Corn List, a tax in corn to pay for Tuscorora Indian War. JOHN 2 LEDGET listed in Pasquotank Prect. (Next major inlet W of Knot’s Island, on Albemarle Sound) NC bib 47-p140.

    1715. DAVID 2 LIGGIT, JOHN 2 LIGGIT, on Currituck Co. NC tax list. bib 43, BIB 47-P142..

    1715, Nov 14. DAVID 2 LEGAT of Princess Anne Co Va leased 100 acres fr. JOHN 2 LEGATT of Currituck Co NC for 5 shillings. (inherited fr. JOHN 1 LEGATE) land on Knot's Island, Princess Anne Co. VA bib 43. bib 47-p134.

    1716, JOHN LEDGET on "Corne Liste" a tax list for Albemarle Co VA (later Currituck Co NC bib 55.

    1716. JOHN 2 LIGGITT & DAVID 2 LIGGITT on list of taxpayers Currituck Co. NC bib 43.

    1716, Nov 19. John Hawkins bought land on Kesiah River. Book B #2760, same (witnesses as John 2 Legget).

    1716, Dec. 19. JOHN 2 LEGGET purchased 98 acres joining "ye swamp." probably Currituck Co NC North Carolina Patent Book B. #2780, p. 134. Witnesses were the Lords Proprietors Deputies. bib 43, bib 47-p136.

    1717. list of Coratuck Tithables: JOHN 2 LIGGETT, DAVID 2 LIGGETT, THOMAS 2 LIGGETT, bib 47-p142.

    1718. list of Coratuck Tithables: JOHN 2 LEGETT, DAVID 2 LEGETT, bib 47- p143.

    1718. bounty paid for wild animals: JOHN 2 LIGETT, 2 wolves heads. bib 47-p144.

    1719, June 3. JOHN 2 LEGIT & DAVID 2 LEGIT witness on will of Rob't Tucker. Currituck Co NC bib 35, 55.

    1719. list of Coratuck Tithables: JOHN 2 LIGGETT, DAVID 2 LIGGETT, bib 47-p144.

    1720. bounty for wild animals: JOHN 2 LIGGETT for a painter (panther) bib 47-p144.

    1721. Tythables in Currytuck Prect. DAVID 2 LEGITT, JOHN 2 LEGITT, bib 47-p145.

    1723. list of jurymen, Currituck Co NC bib 57, bib 47-p146. JOHN LEGETT, DAVID LEGETT

    1723, Feb 25. will of George Clarke of Bartie Prect. mentions JOHN LEGGETT on Roquis (Roquist) Creek. bib 47-p136.

    1724, Jan. Joseph Frowell sold land to EDWARD SMITHWICK, 273 ac. On Kesianeck adj. JAMES (PEAN) LEGET, JOHN LEGET,LUKE MEESELL, WILLIAM MEESEL, JAMES LEGETT. Mar. Court 1727. bib-47

    1725, Jan. 14. JAMES LEGETT was witness on a will for land adjoining JOHN LEGETT, PEAN (James) LEGETT. Bertie Co NC. bib 51, bib 47-p136.

    1725, Nov 30. THOMAS LEGGET bought 50 ac on Knott's Island fr. Levi Crossey of PAC. Bib 47-p420.

    1725, Dec 1. Indenture made by THOMAS LEGGET to ALEXANDER LEGGET to pay for 70 ac on Knot’s Island. Land came to Alexander by Last Will and Testament of father JOHN 1 LEGGET bib 47-136.

    1727, Feb 2, JOHN LEGGET wit on land purchase by Dr. James Williamson. bib 47-p137.

    1727, Feb 4. JOHN LEGGET bought 300 ac. fr J. Williamson, Bertie Co NC bib 47-p137.

    1730, May 3. JOHN 2 LEGGETT, AGNES LEGGETT witnesses on will of John Colston. Bertie Co NC. bib. 19, bib 47-p137.

    1732, Apr 19. ALEXANDER LEGGET and Matthew Kelley each traded 100 ac. to the other party. PAC, bib 47-p420.

    1732, July 20. JOHN LEGGET witness on will of Mary Colston. NC. bib. 19.

    1733, April 3. A petition to the King, requesting the seat of government of Bertie Prect. be moved fr. Edenton to between the Tar and Neuse River. signed by: JOHN 2 LEGGETT, JOHN 3 LEGGETT JUNIOR, DAVID 3 LEGGETTE, JAMES LEGGETT and others. bib 47-436.

    1734, June 29. EDMOND SMITHWICK of Terrill (Tyrell?) Prect sold to JAMES LEGETT 273 ac. in Cashy Neck adjoining (James) Leggett's now dwelling plantation, and JOHN LEGGETT, adj. LUKE MEAZLE’S land. bib 51, BIB 47-P137.

    1735, Jan 12. JOHN 2 LEGGETT wit on land on Rocquiss "on the indian line" Bertie Co NC, bib 47-p137.

    1736, Feb 7. JOHN LEGATT is juror in Bertie Co NC, bib 47-p137.

    1736, Aug 11. Bertie County Court read petition of inhabitants and orders that JAMES LEGATT, JOHN LEGAT, JOHN SMITHWICK, LUKE MIEZEL do lay out and construct a road in Cashy Neck, JOHN LEGATT is to be “overseer”. bib 47-p137.

    1737, Feb 7. Luke Mizle gave to his dau the land adj to JOHN LEGETT and JAMES LEGETT in Kesia Neck, Bertie Co NC, bib 47-p137.

    1739. Jurymen for Curratuck: JOHN 2 LEGETT, DAVID 2 LEGETT on list since 1735, THOMAS 2 LEGATT added in 1739, bib 47-p146.

    1740, May 15. Bertie Co Court orders that ELIAS 3 LEGAT and JOHN LEGAT and others work on the road from Cashy Bridge to to the widow Williamsons ferry. Bib-47, p.138.


    1741. JOHN 2 LEGGETT died Bertie Co NC, bib 47-p138.

    1743, Feb. 14. JOHN LEGGETT on jury in Bertie Co. NC. (this is not JOHN 1 or JOHN 2 since JOHN 2 died in 1741.) bib 17.

    1750's. JOHN LEGGET--PA--hds of fam. PA:63
    JOHN LEGGETT--NC--hds of fam. NC:69
    JOHN LEGGETT--SC--hds of fam. SC:33

    1751. Bertie Co tax list: ABSALOM 4 LEGETT of Bertie Co. NC listed in household of mother MARY 3 LEGETT, widow of TITUS 3 LEGETT, Absalom also owned land in Edgecomb Co. NC. This is reportedly not the same person as Absalom Leggett of Currituck & Bladen Co., who was his Uncle. i.e. (***John 1, John 2, Titus 3, Absalom 4,***). TITUS 3 LEGETT, JAMES 3 LEGETT also listed. bib 47-p139.

    1751. Currituck Co tax list: ABNER 3 LEGIT, DAVID 3 LEGIT, ABSALOM 3 LEGIT, (***John1, John 2, Abner3, David3, Absalom3.***)

    ****. (At least 4 ABSALOM LEGGETT'S in NC history:
    1.) John 1, John 2, Absalom 3, Absalom 4.(Absalom of Currituck)
    2.) John 1, John 2, Titus 3, Absalom 4. (Absalom of Bertie & Edgecombe Cos.)
    3.) John 1, James 2, Llewellyn 3, Absalom 4. (Absalom of Wilkes Co GA in 1790)
    4.) John 1, James 2, Absalom 3

    1753. JOHN LEGGETT (LEGATE) came to America with British troops at time of "braddock's Invasion". His father was WM. LEGATE of Oxford, England. His Grandfather was JOHN LEGATE, Governor of Oxford, England in 1645. (I believe this is the Tory Captain John Legate see 1776, later died in poverty in Nova Scotia) bib 42.

    1756, JOHN LEGETT bought land fr JAMES LEGETT Deed bk H, p 278, Bertie Co NC

    1761, Nov 28.JOHN LEGETT bought 10 ac adj. THOMAS LEGETT in Tyrrell Co NC. bib 47-458.

    1762, April 24. JAMES LEGGETT of Tyrrell Co NC buys 200 ac. bib 47-458. JOHN LEGGETT is witness. bib-47-458.

    1762, June or July 18. TITUS LEGETT, will filed, shows MARY LEGETT, wife, son, JOHN LEGETT, SAMUEL, HEZEKIAH, daus. MARY, ANN. Bertie Co, NC Will Book A/50, (Archives)

    1763, JOHN LEGGETT on jury in Bertie Co. NC bib 17.


    1766, Oct 1. Jonathon Jones sold land to John Ansell, part of original patent to JOHN LEGETT, located s/s of Bullock Simmons, adj. THOMAS LEGETT. Currituck Co. NC. BIB 47 p.129. ABSALOM LEGETT sold land in co same day, DB 1:74&88, bib 47-p158.

    1766, Oct. 11. JOHN LEGETT (LEGATE) purch land in Bladen Co NC, AWS, bib 47-p159. AWS says this is CAPT JOHN LEGATE, fr Robeson Co NC, Deed Book M:48, Loyalist, living in Nova Scotia in 1802. This part of Bladen Co became part of Robeson Co in 1787.


    1765. Abstract of will shows TITUS LEGGETT, wife MARY, & JOHN LEGGETT, Bertie Co NC, bib 69.

    1766, part of Perquimans Co NC becomes Gates Co NC ( It is believed by rCL that LEWIS LEGGITT and JOHN LEGGETT of early Wilkes Co GA, 1790's, came fr. this area

    1766, April 28. a Deed of Gift was recorded from JAMES LEGITT to JOHN LEGETT (his grandson). The deed states that JOHN LEGETT is the son of JAMES LEGETT, who was the son of JAMES LEGITT. Bertie Co. NC. bib 51.

    1770, Jan 20. man sold land to JOHN LEGATE 50 ac. Pitt Co. NC Deed Book D#109. bib 55.

    1770, 9 April, JOHN LIGGETT, purchased 300 acres in Bladen NC. on Rockfish Creek. Book #20, #2446, also same date, purchased 150 acres in Bladen on Raft Swamp, Mill Prong.

    1772, 20 May, JOHN LIGGETT, purchased 3 100 acre tracts in Bladen NC.

    JOHN LEGETT applies for land patent with brother ABSALOM LEGGETT on Great Marsh near Henry Mercer. (Alita W. Sutcliffe says he is “loyalist” Captain John Legate, later of Novia Scotia. Bib 47-159. But birth and death dates dont match, this is John 3 Legget, Captain John Legget is another man, Possibly John Legate, I think.)

    1773. ABSALOM LEGETT and JOHN LEGETT witness a will together in Bladen Co NC. bib 47-439.

    1773, Dec 24. ABSALOM 3 LEGETT & JOHN 3 LEGETT are wit on land sale in Bladen Co NC.

    1774, April 18. JOHN LEGATE purch 50 ac. in Pitt Co NC. bib 55.

    1774, April 23. JOHN 3 LEGGET of Bladen Co NC sells 200 ac on a branch E of the Great Marsh to bro. ABSALOM 3 LEGGET. Bib 47-166.

    1774, Martin Co NC formed from parts of Halifax and Tyrrell Co NC bib 55.

    1774, July 21, man purchased land joining JOHN LEGGIT in Bladen. NC. bib. 2.

    1774, 25 July, JOHN LIGGIT purchased 100 acres in Bladen NC. on Rockfish Creek adjoining his present land. Book 26.

    1774, July. Deed of Peter MacArthur to Malcolm Colbreath proved by JOHN LEGETT of Cumberland Co NC. Bib 70.

    JOHN LEGGET listed as member of the Martin Co. NC militia.

    1775. JOHN LEGGET on jury, Bertie Co. NC bib 17.

    1775, 11 March, patent book 25, JOHN LIGGET AND ABSALOM LIGGET purchased 300 acres in Bladen, NC. bib. 2.

    1775, March 11. Land sale to ABSALOM 3 LEGGET aand Isaiah Powell of Bladen Co NC Proved 1802. This is ABSALOM 3 LEGGET and CAPTAIN JOHN LEGGET, living in Nova Scotia in 1802. Bib 47-167.

    1776, Feb. CAPT. JOHN LEGGETT raised troop of 120 NC Loyalists, he is captured at Moore's Creek Bridge and held in prison for 2 ½ years.

    1776, April 5. Cap'n JOHN LEGATE arrested as Torie for "carrying arms in support of the Regal Crown." This may be same as mentioned as residing in Nova Scotia in 1802.)

    JOHN LEGGETT - served in Refugee Co. commanded by Col. Elijah Clarke. before that, served in 1st Battalion of Minute Men commanded by Col. John Stewart and Lt. Col. Elijah Clarke. while in the Minute Man Bn., Col Elijah Clarke led the men in battles in Florida during 1777-1778. After 1778, Col Clarke commanded a detachment made up of SC and GA Refugees. bib 54.

    1779, tax assessment for Martin Co NC bib 55,47-437.
    JOHN LEGGETT
    District 2:
    JAMES LEGGET SR. $3324 Pounds
    DAVID LEGGET $1061 Pounds
    JAMES LEGGET JR. $2837 Pounds
    District 3:
    BENJAMIN LEGGET $500 Pounds
    EZEKIEL LEGGET 1 poll
    SAMUEL LEGGET 1 poll

    1779, 3rd May. from claims of British merchants--- against JOHN LEGGETT, by John Hay & Co.....this man evidently attached himself to the British party in the late Revolutionary war as appears from the Act of General Confiscation passed at Smithfield in which he among other persons is particularly named and whose estates
    were ordered to be confiscated. bib. 16

    1779, June 17. JOHN LEGATE wit. on land sale from Sarah Tucker. Pitt Co NC bib 55.

    1779, Aug. 26. JOHN LEGGET in court records as witness at trial. Wilkes Co. GA. bib. 3.

    1779, Aug. 26. Tuesday Morning (from the minutes of the Superior Court of Wilkes Co. GA). JOHN LEGGETT testified in court against James Mosley, an injun, for high treason vs. state, Mosley accused of horsestealing, hoggstealing, and other misdemeanors. Wilkes Co GA.

    1779, Aug. 28 Saturday morning, "ordered by the court, that Wm. Waggoner, George Dooly, and JOHN LEGGET give evidence on behalf of the state...." Wilkes Co. GA

    1779, Oct. 11, JAMES LEGGETT md. Talitha Cume Belote, JOHN LEGGETT is a witness. Bertie Co. NC. bib. 16, 34

    1780, Mar 23. JOHN LEGGETT listed as purchaser of part of estate of John or Jesse Brawton. (Broughton?) Wilkes Co GA bib 3. bib 47-563.

    1780, April 4. JOHN LEGETT testified on probation of will of Henry Duke. Wilkes Co GA, bib 3, bib 47-563.

    1780, April 28. From minutes of the court pleas of cumberland co NC. - Ordered that a negro fellow, King, now in custody of Robt Cochran, property of JOHN LEGGETT, be sold by the commissioners. Bib 70.

    1781. list of NC taxpayers - Bertie Co NC
    LOUIS LEGETT
    JAMES LEGGETT
    JOHN LEGGETT
    THOMAS LEGGETT

    1781. JAMES LEGGETT & JOHN LEGGETT listed as taxpayers, Bertie Co. NC bib 40.

    1784. Mar 15. from Military Certificates of GA 1776-1800 JOHN LEGETT - (1) soldier, 1st Bn. of Minute Men, commanded by Col. John Stewart, 2nd in command, Lt. Col. Elijah Clarke

    1784. STATE CENSUS OF NC, Capt. Noller's Dist. Bertie Co. NC
    THOMAS LEGGETT
    JAMES LEGGETT
    JEREMIAH LEGGETT
    JOHN LEGGETT bib 57.

    1784, May 1. ABNER LEGGETT listed as appraiser of estate of Wm. Sizemore. Wilkes Co. GA. bib. 3,47. (Col. Avant says Abner and John are close blood relatives. Abner w. wife Prudence is same as Abner w. wife Prudence, last known in Currituck Co. NC in 1764.)

    1784, May 17. JOHN LEGETT listed in Franklin Co GA, ABNER LEGETT given bounty warrant. bib 47-568.

    1785. JOHN LEGGETT granted 575 acres of land, Franklin Co. GA. bib 21. given (2) 287 1/2 ac grants. bib 47-568.

    1785, Feb. Court of Bertie co. NC. Ordered that a # of men including JOHN SMITHWICK, JOHN LEGGETT, JAMES LEGGETT & LUKE WARBURTON be appointed tyo lay a cart path through William Jordan’s land to Edward Hinson’s Landing. Bib-47

    1787, census of Bertie Co. NC. lists the following people: JOHN LEGGETT, THOMAS LEGGETT, JAMES LEGGETT, and JEREMIAH LEGGETT as heads of households.

    1787. Census of Martin Co. NC lists the following people as heads of households:
    SAMUEL LEGGETT, JOHN LEGGETT, HEZEKIAH LEGGETT, BENJAMIN LEGGETT, LUELLING LEGGETT, DAVID LEGGETT.

    1788, May. Court of Bertie co. NC. Benjamin Whitfield sued WM. WARBORTON. Juror was JOHN LEGGETT. Bib-47

    1790. Wilkes County Census listings
    • JOHN LEGGETT, community of Mallorysville, districtQ-16,note96
    • ABSALOM LEGGETT, same area as John, district Q, note C
    • JOSEPH LEGGETT, district BB, note F, this area in Wilkes Co., at time, later in 1793 became part of Oglethorpe Co.,
    • LEWIS LEGGETT, district GGG-7, note 119, in Wilkes Co., at time, later changed to Elbert Co. on
    Dec.10, 1790, Originally on Wilkes Co. tax digest for Col. Cunningham's battalion.

    1790. Martin Co. NC, Halifax district lists JOHN LEGGITT

    1790 Franklin Co GA list of headrights and bounty grants, JOHN LEGGETT

    1790. Census of South Carolina, Charleston Dist. Christ Church Parish:
    • JOHN LEGGETT, Cheraw Dist.
    • WILLIAM LEGGET
    • WILLIAM LEGGET, JR., Georgetown District, Prince George's Parish
    • ABSALOM 3 LEGGET, (***moved Currituck Co Nc to Bladen Co NC then here in 1780's this to become Marion Dist. SC.)
    • ABSALOM 4 LEGGET, JR.
    • JAMES 4 LEGGET, 96th Dist . Edgefield Co. SC
    • ALLEN LEGET
    • ELIAS LEGGET

    1791. Will for JOHN LEGGITT, Martin Co. NC in Will Book - 1, p. 175. ****(I have copy of this will.) shows the following information: Will of JOHN LEGGETT,
    son ELISHA, land located between HEZEKIAH LEGGETT and BENJAMIN A. LEGGETT, son MARTIN LEGGETT, son JOHN LEGGETT, son DANIEL LEGGETT, son SINNETT LEGGETT, wife RACHEL LEGGETT, dau. LEAH, LYDIA, EDY.

    1791, May 9. JOHN LEGGET plaintiff vs. John Grimes, defendant. Petition of John Legget, planter, for debt due from John Grimes. papers. served. bib 5. (NC)

    1791, September 10, JOHN LEGETT of Wilkes Co. GA sold land on Fork Creek, Elbert Co. adjoining Robert Cowden and John Talbot. John is reportedly fr. Gates, Co. NC, supposedly related to Vann family in the area - David Vann was famous Cherokee Chief in area. bib. 43.

    1791. JOHN LEGETT granted 287 1/2 acres of land in Franklin Co. GA. bib. 21.

    1792, June 8, JOHN LEGGIT (LEGIT)(HIGGIT)(LEGGITT)(LIGGITT) all these spellings used in land transaction of JOHN LEGGIT and wife MARY(signed NANCY in another place on the same document) selling 28 1/2 acres in Greene Co., GA. originally Washington County. JOHN LEGETT was married to MARY HAWKINS who had previously been married to John Broughton. (does this Mary Hawkins connect with Ann Hawkins who married Lewis Legett of Bertie Co. NC) Bib 43-AWS.

    1792, July 2. deed dated this date from JOHN LEGGITT (X) (also spelled Leagitt, Legitt) of Wilkes Co. GA. to James Hart of state and county aforesaid for consideration of 30 pounds, conveys 287 ½ acres in Franklin Co. on both sides of the Oconee River, being a tract granted said Leggitt by the Governor on 9 April 1792. (information from Franklin Co. GA. deed book H.

    1793, October 28, Edward Black of Washington Co. GA sold land to ESTHER and JOHN LEGGETT of Mecklenburg Co. deed book #15, p. 77. bib 14.

    1795, June 16th, JOHN LEGIT of Greene Co. GA sold land in Franklin Co. GA, Oglethorpe Co. GA Deed Book A. bib. 14

    1796, Tax list of Oglethorpe Co. GA lists JOHN LEGGETT

    1797, JAMES LEGETT, will filed Will Book E/1 Bertie Co. (NC archives) sons: JOHN LEGETT daus: SARAH , ELIZABETH, CATHERINE, JAMES LEGETT FRANCES CANATH LEGETT bib 96.

    1798, JOHN LEGETT, tax list, Evans Dist. Oglethorpe Co. GA, (probably John Leggett of Wilkes Co. GA), bib 43-AWS (AWS says alleged to have come from Gates Co. NC, if so, related to Mary (mother), and possibly Lewis M. Liggetts)

    1799. JOHN LEGETT on tax list, Evan's Dist. Oglethorpe Co. GA. bib 47.

    1800, JOHN LEGITT on tax list, Thomas's Dist. Oglethorpe, Co. GA. bib 47, bib 43-AWS.

    1800. Census of the United States for Oglethorpe Co. GA, lists JOHN LEGGITT residing in Captain Thomas's district. Is it possible ?? this may be MATTHEW H. LEGGETT'S uncle based on the coincidence that Matthew Leggett served under a Colonel Jett Thomas during the War of 1812.)


    1804, Feb. 3. Names of Revolutionary soldiers who drew land lots, found of record in the Ordinary's Office of Oglethorpe Co. GA. #95. JOHN LEGGETT draws 2 lots.

    1804. JOHN LEGGETT mentioned in will as 2nd husband of Mary Hawkins, (1st husband was John Broughton), Mary was daughter of Alexander Hawkins of Oglethorpe Co. GA. see also 1807.

    1805. JOHN LEGETT on tax list, Hatchett's dist. Oglethorpe Co. GA. bib 47, bib 43-AWS.

    1806. GA Land Lottery:
    JOHN LEGITT, Cat'n Wm. Hatchett's dist.
    SUSANNAH LEGITT, 21 yr. old single female, same dist. bib 42.

    1805. Georgia Land Lottery; results of the drawing for land
    JAMES LEGET- blank, blank Greene Co. GA
    LEWIS LEGGETT-blank, prize Greene Co. GA
    EMMANUEL LEGGETT- blank, blank
    JEREMIAH LEGGETT-blank, blank
    LEGGIT (orphan of Joseph Legit)-blank, blank, from Wilkes Co.
    LEGITT from Oglethorpe Co.- blank, blank

    1806. GA Land Lottery:
    JOHN LEGITT, Cat'n Wm. Hatchett's dist.
    SUSANNAH LEGITT, 21 yr. old single female, same dist. bib 42.

    1806. A JOHN LIGGETT, spelled variously LEGATE, LIGGETT, LEGGETT, etc. died Wythe Co VA. Wife
    Hannah, children: Wm. James, Thomas, Joseph, Alexander, Jonathan, Mary, Hannah, Alice, Ann, Margaret.
    Bib 72.

    1808, September 10, will of JOHN LEGGETT signed. lists the following: wife POLLY LEGGETT, (I believe
    this is Mary (Polley?) Hawkins, widow of John Broughton. These same children are listed in will of John A.
    Broughton (son of John Broughton) : dau. SUSANNAH, dau. SARAH (LEGGETT) WELLS, grandson James
    L. Wells, grandson John a. Wells, grandson Paul Wells, daus. ELIZABETH, MARY, ANNY, sons
    ALEXANDER, JESSE. (I have copy of this will)

    1809, 6TH July, JOHN LEGGETT will filed in book B, p. 39 Oglethorpe, Co. GA (see 1808 above)


    1817, JOHN LEGETT will filed Will Book G/46, Bertie Co. NC (Archives) shows: ELIZABETH LEGGETT,
    WILLIAM LEGGETT, NAZARETH LEGGETT

    1828, Jan 18. JOHN D. LEGGETT listed as wit on a will in Henry Co GA. bib 62.

    1836, JOHN T. LEGGETT private, on list of officers and men who went to Mexico (battle for Texas independence) ( with Fannin's Avengers from Pike County, Georgia

    1862, Mar. 4. JOHN A. LEGGETT enlisted private, wounded and permanently disabled at Baker's Creek, Mississippi, May 16, 1863. CSA roll dated Dec. 31, 1863 shows him absent, wounded, sent to hospital by
    surgeons order, no later record. bib 18.

    1862, Aug. 6, from "Marriages & Obituaries from the Macon Messenger 1818-1865", tribute headed "Camp Oglethorpe, July 25, 1862 by the Macon County Guards on the death of _______,_____,______, JOHN LEGGITT." GA.



    John — Agnes LNU. [Group Sheet]


  16. 189.  Agnes LNU
    Children:
    1. 94. Elias Legate was born 0___ 1744, Spartanburg, South Carolina.