David Alden Hennessee

David Alden Hennessee

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  1. 1.  David Alden HennesseeDavid Alden Hennessee

    David married Toni Maria Matteis [Group Sheet]

    David married Alix Suzanne Glendenning [Group Sheet]

    David married Sara Elizabeth Ashworth [Group Sheet]

    David married Sheila Ann "Mimi" Mynatt [Group Sheet]

    Notes:

    Married:
    at Bear Lakes Country Club...

    Children:
    1. Oliver Mynatt Hennessee
    2. Blue Mynatt Hennessee

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Bertha Aldon "Bert" HennesseeBertha Aldon "Bert" Hennessee was born 3 Nov 1918, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee (son of Jesse D Hennessee and Josephine Elizabeth "Josie" Harmon); died 16 Oct 1986, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; was buried 19 Oct 1986, Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Census Name: Birtha Hennessee
    • Census Name: Burt Hennessee
    • Residence: 0___ 1930, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee
    • Residence: 0___ 1935, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Everyone loved Bert. He was an active deacon in his church for 35 years. He was out-going, loved people, particularly the children, and hugged everyone. Dad died of cancer, 10 months after my brother Fred was killed.

    Birth:
    in Tanyard Springs...

    More about Warren County, Tennessee... http://bit.ly/PIsRbw

    Died:
    at home, under Hospice care...

    Bertha married Robert Lucile "Lucile" Byars 22 Jul 1939, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee. Robert (daughter of Perry Green "Green" Byars and Vernia Elvira "Ma" Swindell) was born 6 Dec 1918, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 23 Mar 2008, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried 25 Mar 2008, Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Robert Lucile "Lucile" ByarsRobert Lucile "Lucile" Byars was born 6 Dec 1918, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee (daughter of Perry Green "Green" Byars and Vernia Elvira "Ma" Swindell); died 23 Mar 2008, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried 25 Mar 2008, Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Census Name: Lucile Byars

    Notes:

    Memories of Lucile Byars Hennessee (1918-2008);

    "Mama & Pop married January 4, 1915

    Pete born June 4, 1916 at house on Uncle Claybourne Parrish's place

    Lucile born December 6, 1918 - Pa's house Keltonburg

    Fred born December 7, 1920 - Moores College

    Bessie born February 8, 1925 - Green Hill - Dibrell

    Pearl born February 8, 1928 - Dibrell

    Margie born March 21, 1930 - Green Hill

    Six children in 14 years. Pete was born at the rental house where Mama & Pop first lived, Pop worked for Uncle Claybourne. Moved back to Pa's before I was born, don't know if it was in this period but I remember Mama making us a playhouse in the woods with a stove made from rocks and cooking something on it...

    They moved to Bildad in a house on Cousin Elmas Potter's place, remember having the ear-ache and Mama covering me up on the foot of the bed, we were never allowed to sit on the bed in daytime. Then they moved to Moores College, Fred born there and Mama had a hard time and had to have a doctor, all the rest were born with a midwife. During that time Pop decided to get rich and took a load of whiskey to Nashville and was picked-up - took all they could scrape together to keep him out of jail - never again.

    Moved from there to an old house on Uncle Harrell's place called the "Alkhorn Place". Remember taking Fred to the cotton patch with Mama and while she picked cotton I was supposed to watch Fred, but ended up trying to help Mama. The field belonged to neighbors called, "Roller". They were friends to Pop and Mama and took them in the wagon to Keltonburg to a revival meeting at the Methodist Church. Mama and Pop were both baptised, although Pop's background was Primitive Baptist. I can't remember him ever going to any church but to Bildad and one time to Lebanon to an associational meeting. I remember Mama worrying about clothes for Pete, Fred and me and we lived at Pa's at this time.

    While living at the Alchorn House , Aunt Sarah made me a rag doll. I thought it was the most beautiful thing. She sent word by Pete to come. I went across the field by myself and she said go in and look on the organ and see what you find. Pete told her Mama was going to poison a (her) pig that stayed around the back door (and ate her garden) and Aunt Sarah believed him and I expect that is why they moved back to Pa's. Ten years later when we lived at Dibrell and one eve we were eating supper and Fred came running in the kitchen scared to death, (he) said there was a woman sitting in the living room in a rocking chair! It was Aunt Sarah - she never apologized. Just started coming to see us.

    Moved from the Alkhorn House to a house close to Mr. Floyd Harris. Pop worked at a sawmill. Pete was 6 and he walked to school at Moores College. Once he found a dollar. He went to the store close to the school and treated (himself) with a watermelon and bought me a box of crayons and told me not (to tell anyone). I don't know why he did not want Ma & Pop to know...for a dollar was a lot of money at that time.

    Pop was out of job so we moved back to Pa's. I started to school from there to Bluff Springs, walked two miles. The branch that ran by the roadside was frozen so we would skate on it. Next year I walked to Moores College, four miles...walk by Fred Titsworth's, cut through by Uncle Harrell...long walk.

    When we lived this time at Pa's, Mama walked three miles to Seven Springs, a summer resort, Aunt Harriet lived there with Mrs. White who ran the hotel. When I was 13, the house burned down and Aunt Harriet in it with a little boy. Mama ironed all day there (Ma told me she earned 10-cents an hour...DAH). She would bring home food from the kitchen. A negress cook make the best biscuits. Mama also cut apples. Pa had an apple orchard. She would dry them and sell them. I remember her saying Pa wanted part of the money and here she was cooking and keeping house and using the money to clothe the family...

    Moved from Pa's to little two-room house (the "Homeplace") on a branch between Green Hill and Dibrell. Bessie was born there. Pete and I went to Green Hill and stayed all night with the Davis', "Mon" and his wife, and helped Granny with the delivery. Mrs. Davis came and sent us home and said your mother has a surprise for you. I said to Pete as we walked home, "I bet it's a little old baby and let's don't look at it". He said, "O.K." but when we got home he went around by the bed. I would not look at her for four days. Granny said she never saw such a stubborn child. Women then stayed in bed 6 to 9 days. When they moved into that house, bedbugs were crawling out of the walls. Mama bought three boxes of "BeeBee Powder". Put it everywhere, closed up the house and left for the day. Came back in the evening, washed all the bed-clothes and set the bed legs in kerosene. Mama said she got rid of them...she was such a hard-worker.

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    I went to school at Dibrell, also Pete. My first teacher was Pauline Gribble. We moved from there to Dibrell, to a house up the road for the school and across the road from Cousin Elmas Potter. Cold old house. Pop was fixing cars, "A-Models". Mama took in washing. Pearl was born here. While we lived here, Aunt Senia came to visit us. She had been living in Cincinnatti but had moved back to Nashville. She brought a victrola and taught me to "Charleston"...nearly drove Mama crazy.

    We moved from there to the switchboard across from the school, I think for two years. They got free rent and I don't know how much money. Mama was really tied down. I had to watch the kids.

    One day we climbed up in the loft of an old barn in the back of the house which was open in the front to put hay in and Pearl was just walking and she fell out of the door. We ran to pick her up. She was blue. We took her in to Mama and said she fell backwards off a log. It was a long time before we told her the truth. This is probably why Pearl has back trouble.

    Bessie started to school. I think she was only four and they let her come as we just lived across the road. I broke my right arm swinging from a tree. It had to be put in a cast. It was summer and I can still feel it itching now.

    We moved from there to Green Hill. Mr. Davis' store was by crossroads and we lived on the opposite side, up the road a little way, four rooms. Margie was born here. Mama took her to the store to weigh her and with the pillow she weighed 3-1/2 pounds. I had found the baby clothes in a suit box under the bed and was mad about it but she was the prettiest baby. Perry Green had to walk from near Pa's to school at Dibrell and he would stop and sometimes eat with us. He wanted to name her after his girl friend, Margie Griffith, and Iola Davis was about 16 and she added the "Sue".

    Granny Swindell died when Margie was six weeks old. Mama did not have decent clothes to wear and instead of going to town to buy a dress she went down to Mr. Davis and bought a house dress. I was 12 and was ashamed of the way she looked, but did not bother her. She was the least proud person I ever knew.

    Mama got a dresser and a "Jennie Lind" bed that belonged to Granny. I remember her using lye to strip the bed, we had never had any decent furniture, just beds and chairs.

    Mama was always begging Pop to take her to White County to visit her brothers, Uncle Will and Uncle Hatton. I don't think they liked Pop and in turn (he) didn't like them. I think it was in the Fall of that year Pop came in and said if you want to White County you had better get ready and she with 6 kids, for some reason Pete and I stayed home. A revival was going on at Dibrell Church of Christ and Bob Puss Cantrell lived just down below us and he got us a ride to go and before the sermon was over some said there is a house burning and we all rushed out and to see the smoke and flames, it was about two miles away. It was our house. The canning was all done for the winter and potatoes dug. What a bad thing to come back to. Mr. Payton Griffith took his wagon all around the community and took up whatever they would give, for everybody knew them. Mama got 24 new quilts, enough to start back housekeeping and enough money to buy a sewing machine. We moved back to Dibrell to same house where Pearl was born. It was in better shape as some work had been done on it.

    I think this was when Pop went to work for Mr. Sullivan at the monument company and later to sell farm machinery for not long after this we moved across the creek to his farm to plant on the shares, Pop layed out what was to be done on Sunday and left it to Mama to get it done, Pete and Fred could plow and I chopped out, he would go around on Sunday and survey and never once did he brag on anything that was done but he did not know how.

    I graduated from the eighth-grade there, Aunt Senia sent material for me a dress. Pete was always in trouble which was an embarrassment to me. I always loved to read and Mrs. Eula Fisher (West) lived with her in-laws Dr. Fisher near the school and thay had a bookcase full of books, I read all of them at least three times, one especially I remember was "Cudjoe's Cave", about colored and the civil war. When I got to go to McMinnville I would go to the office at Sullivan's and they always had the "Geographical Magazine", so exciting to read about Richard Halliburton and his travels.

    Pop would never give you money to buy anything. The last year I was in school he told Mrs. Sullivan to buy me a coat in Nashville and she bought a "Swagger Suit" skirt with a coat that did not go all the way to the bottom, well I threw a fit, Mrs. Sullivan did not know anything about poor people and he could not take it back & say I did't want it, poor Pop, he said I will never buy you anything else, it was the only thing I ever remember him buying, he wanted Mama to buy black stockings for me (ha-ha). I would pick blackberries in July for 10 cents a gallon and buy my school clothes.

    Pete had quit school and left home, road the rails to Detroit, Mama was so worried. I don't know how long he was gone but one evening late we looked across the field and saw someone coming. It was Pete and looked like a tramp. (He) could not find any work, this was in the 30's and times were hard, you did not dare leave any clothes out on the the lines at nite they would be stolen.

    I went to the Church of Christ at Dibrell as the only other was a Cumberland Presbyterian and it was closed so a group of people got together and got a preacher to come once a month so I started there, Fred was saved there and baptised in the creek across from the Pitt Place.

    I graduated in 1936,I played basketball, if you didn't there was nothing else so I was on the the team, not very good (guard) but had to slip to play as Pop didn't go for the suits and I was forbidden to wear them so when we had a game I would stay all nite with Miss Sheby West, my friend for years, an old maid music teacher that lived on one side of a house next to the school. Mama did her washing so I could take lessons and another good thing Pop did he traded a pig for big upright and Mama fussed everytime I practiced.

    Pop always had some kind of a car, he bought a victrola, one night he came home with a record by Uncle Dave Macon, everyone in bed and he had to play it, he was drinking. Miss Margie Womack was my Home Ec. Teacher and a relative and she bought material for my graduation dress and made it. When I started to take Home Ec. we were supposed to make a coverall to cook in, our first project and Mama cut up a sheet to a make me one. I was 17 in December and graduated in April of 1936."

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    Memories as a girl in Dibrell;

    "This is Dibrell as I remember it in the early 30's. The high school was a large rambling, frame building built around the gymnasium and the home economics room was built outside to the right of the main building...when you got in the 9th grade the girls took Home Mak' so it was fun to get out the big building. I remember the first thing we learned to make was mayonnaise and Francis Griffith said she could eat it like ice cream.

    Across the school was the telephone building, a family would take it for 2 years, interchange between Dibrell and McMinnville, our family had it in '28 and '29, Bessie was 4 years old and started to school. Other families that lived in Dibrell were; Dr. Fisher, Kelly Reeder, who owned the grocery store across from the school, the Braggs, Christians, Gutheries, Robinsons, Potters, Clarks, Dewey Slatton, a car mechanic, G.W.Hinkley, principal of the school (all the students were afraid of him), two churches: Church of Christ and Cumberland Presbyterian Church, some of these people were in the nursery business as this was becoming a great thing in Warren county in the 30's..."

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    Lucile Byars Hennessee

    Lucile Byars Hennessee has gone to join her Lord and Savior on Easter Sunday. Born in 1918, Keltonburg, Tenn., she was the oldest daughter of six children to Perry Green Byars and Vernia Swindell. In 1939, she married Bert Hennessee and mothered two sons, David and Fred.

    Lucile loved God and His Word. She began her discipleship when she was saved and joined Magness Memorial Baptist Church, McMinnville, Tenn., in 1936. In 1939, she and Bert moved to Detroit where they were active in the Grosse Pointe Baptist Church. In 1957, they moved to Lake Park, Fla., and became charter members of the First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for 46 years.

    She leaves in mourning, her loving son, David and daughter-in-law, Sheila, two devoted sisters, Pearl Bess Fultz, Bessie Wright and many nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces.
    Funeral services were held Tuesday at Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home in McMinnville and was officiating by Pastor Jerry Hennessee. She was laid to rest beside her beloved husband and son at Mt. View Cemetery on March 24.

    Southern Standard (McMinnville, Tenn.) March 26, 2008

    Mother took her last breath at 7:12 pm, Easter Sunday, surrounded by 10 members of her family. Her burial was on the following Tuesday which broke sunny and cold...DAH

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    Birth:
    at Pa Byars' homeplace (her grandfather). Mother was named after her uncle, Robert "Bob" Byars...

    View this link for the history of Keltonburg ... http://www.dekalbtennessee.com/keltonburg-community.html

    Died:
    at River Park Hospital, on Easter Sunday, under Hospice care...

    Notes:

    Married:
    by Mrs. W. A. Meador and attended by Olene Hill, et. al.

    Residence (Family):
    Civil District 11

    Residence (Family):
    located in Palm Beach County

    Residence (Family):
    located in Palm Beach County

    Children:
    1. 1. David Alden Hennessee
    2. Fred Byars Hennessee was born 9 Dec 1950, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan; died 5 Dec 1985, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida; was buried 9 Dec 1985, Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Jesse D HennesseeJesse D Hennessee was born 23 Dec 1880, Warren County, Tennessee (son of James Thomas Hennessee and Rachel Anne Hennessee); died 23 Jul 1952, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan; was buried 26 Jul 1952, Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.

    Other Events:

    • Census Name: Jesse D Hemessy
    • Census Name: Jesse Henessee
    • Census Name: Jessie Hennesse

    Notes:

    Daddy D was a quiet and dignified man. As a young child, I didn't have the presence-of-mind to ask him about his life, come to think of it, what 6-year old child does? I do remember him as being very meticulous about his clothing - always cleaned and pressed. His white Stetson hat and cane. Later in life, those who knew him told me was a loving, gentle man. Wish I had conversed more with him...DAH

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    HENNESSEE, Jesse D. (circa 1882-1952)

    Jesse D. Hennessee Dies In Michigan

    Word was received yesterday morning of the death in Detroit, Mich., of Jesse D. Hennessee, about 70. He had been residing in Michigan for about a year. The body will be returned her this afternoon and funeral services will be announced by High Funeral Home. Mr. Hennessee is the father of Mrs. Jim Byars, Mrs. Press Moore and Mrs. J.R. Lewis of McMinnville, and Jim Hennessee, Dallas and Bert Hennessee and Mrs. Bill Moss, all of Detroit.

    Southern Standard, McMinnville,TN. July 24, 1952, p. 1.
    [Contributor: Maxine Reggio, 2001]

    From "The Southern Standard", date unknown:

    "Funeral services for Jesse D. Hennessee, about 70, former resident of McMinnville, were conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 0'clock at Shellsford Baptist Church.

    Officiating were Rev. Bill A. Jordon, of Chattanooga, and Rev. John B. Trent, pastor of Shellsford church, and burial was in Shellsford cemetery.

    Mr. Hennessee died Wednesday, July 23 at Detroit, Mich., where he had made his home for the past year.

    Survivors include three sons, Jim Joe Hennessee, Dallas and Bert Hennessee, Detroit, Mich.; and four daughters, Mrs. Jim Byars, Mrs. Press Moore and Mrs. J.R. Lewis, McMinnville, and Mrs. Bill Moss, Detroit.


    Birth:
    More about Warren County, Tennessee... http://bit.ly/PIsRbw

    Buried:
    A BRIEF HISTORY OF SHELLSFORD BAPTIST CHURCH

    Shellsford Baptist Church is one of the oldest active congregations in Warren County, Tennessee.

    Shellsford, located on the Collins River a short distance downstream from Buck Springs, was one of the earliest settlements in Warren County. The community got its name from the Shell family who settled here in the early 1800's near the ford of the river, hence the name Shellsford. James Shell established a grist mill at the Shellsford location, an exact date is not known. Shellsford, the old Shell mill, Buck Springs, and Shellsford Baptist Church became important in the history of early Warren County. Buck Springs, according to tradition, received its name as a result of the successful deer hunting of pioneer Jordan Sellars at the spring.

    The Shellsford Baptist Church was originally known as the Buck Springs Baptist Church and was sometimes further identified by its location "on Collins River." The congregation was established in 1810 as a result of a Brush Arbor meeting held by Reverend William Thompson and Reverend George Stubblefield, prominent Baptist ministers of that era.

    The original meeting house, built after the Brush Arbor meeting, was built of split logs. The church building consisted of one door, two windows and a fireplace. The first building stood until 1851 when it was replaced by a frame building. The present building was erected in 1947 and completed with the addition of a two story educational building in 1959.

    There are 35 HENNESSEE persons buried in this hallowed ground...

    http://thehennesseefamily.com/search.php?mybool=AND&nr=50&mylastname=hennessee&lnqualify=contains&myburialplace=shellsford&brpqualify=contains

    Jesse married Josephine Elizabeth "Josie" Harmon 18 Oct 1902, Warren County, Tennessee. Josephine (daughter of Joseph "Joe" Harmon and Ella J(ane) Merriman) was born 2 Jul 1878, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 1 Jan 1919, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried 2 Jan 1919, Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Josephine Elizabeth "Josie" HarmonJosephine Elizabeth "Josie" Harmon was born 2 Jul 1878, Sequatchie County, Tennessee (daughter of Joseph "Joe" Harmon and Ella J(ane) Merriman); died 1 Jan 1919, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried 2 Jan 1919, Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.

    Notes:

    "FLU, 1918-1919, by Phil & Nancy Seff, abstracted from the "Palm Beach Post":

    In just over a year, March, 1918 - April, 1919, a great flu epidemic spread worldwide and killed over 22 million people. This is almost three times the number of people killed in World War I. Known as the "Spanish Flu", it took the lives of over 500,000 Americans. More than five times as many as had been killed on the battlefields of France.

    _____

    Grandmother left her baby-son, Bert, at seven weeks old. "Brother",as he was known, was raised by his older sisters, principally, Frankie...DAH.

    _____

    Died:
    of the "Spanish Flu";

    The 1918 flu pandemic (January 1918 – December 1920) was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic , the first of the two pandemics involving H1N1 influenza virus . It infected 500 million people across the world, including remote Pacific islands and the Arctic, and resulted in the deaths of 50 to 100 million (three to five percent of the world's population, making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history.

    source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1918_flu_pandemic

    Notes:

    Married:
    by J. C. Safley, JP

    Residence (Family):
    in Civil District 5...

    Click here to view more information on McMinnville ... http://www.warrentn.com/

    Children:
    1. Frankie Lee Agnes "Sister" Hennessee was born 10 Jul 1904, Warren County, Tennessee; died 28 May 1974, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. Frank Hennessee was born 10 Jul 1904, Warren County, Tennessee; died 10 Jul 1904, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    3. Nannie Edith Hennessee was born 21 Sep 1905, Warren County, Tennessee; died 4 Oct 1995, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried 7 Oct 1995, Riverside Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.
    4. James Joseph "JJ" Hennessee was born 10 Sep 1907, Warren County, Tennessee; died 14 Oct 1968, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    5. Rachel Pauline Hennessee was born 23 Oct 1909, Warren County, Tennessee; died 3 Dec 1909, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    6. Ella Irene Hennessee was born 23 Oct 1909, Warren County, Tennessee; died 28 Jun 1983, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.
    7. Walene "Doe-Doe" Hennessee was born 3 Jul 1913, Warren County, Tennessee; died 12 Jun 1967, (Morristown,Tennessee); was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    8. Dallas Jerome "Jack" Hennessee was born 21 Dec 1914, Warren County, Tennessee; died 5 Mar 1977, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    9. 2. Bertha Aldon "Bert" Hennessee was born 3 Nov 1918, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee; died 16 Oct 1986, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; was buried 19 Oct 1986, Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.

  3. 6.  Perry Green "Green" ByarsPerry Green "Green" Byars was born 27 Jun 1894, DeKalb County, Tennessee (son of John Watson "Pa" Byars and Julia Lee Cantrell); died 12 Dec 1968, Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee; was buried 15 Dec 1968, Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Religion: Primitive Baptist
    • Residence: West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida
    • Residence: Lake Park, Palm Beach County, Florida
    • Census Name: Green Byars
    • Residence: 0___ 1910, Warren County, Tennessee
    • Military: 1917-1918; DeKalb County, Tennessee
    • Residence: 1941-1945, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan

    Notes:

    Known to his siblings as, "Grundy". Mother mentioned that Pop played the fiddle until he broke a finger and never picked-up the fiddle again. It seems he played at barn dances...DAH

    Aunt Pearl tells us a different story about Pop's fiddle playing. Pop quit playing the fiddle at barn dances because he saw Ma dancing with another man...

    For more details for Pop & Ma 's hard life, go to the page, "Memories of Lucile Byars Hennessee (1918-2008)" on this website;

    http://thehennesseefamily.com/getperson.php?personID=I2&tree=hennessee

    I need not mention his parsimony as the entire family remember Pop was "tighter than Dick's hat band" when it came to money. The other side was his generosity when he'd had a couple drinks...

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    Sunday morning, October 20, 2013:

    Spoke to Aunt Pearl this morning about Pop & Uncle Pete in regards to their "troubles with the law"...

    Pop thought that if he could run one load of whiskey to Nashville, that would solve all of his financial problems as...

    This was in the early 1930's and he was living with his young family in Green Hill (DeKalb County) where he was cropping shares (for Ralston Sullivan) and hauled logs part-time. Can you imagine working the fields all day and then hauling logs to McMinnville, 10 miles away, all on foot and by mule? No wonder he thought this was an easier way to make a few dollars.

    Pop got caught. Aunt Pearl tells us that it took everything he had to avoid jail and he never did that again!

    Ma told me that Pop worked as a mechanic (probably during the 1930's). At some point, Pop began selling "Philco" radios and farm implements for Herbert Ralston "Ralston" Sullivan (1894-1962) who owned the "Sullivan Company" of McMinnville and apparently did this through the early 1950's as I remember travelling with him out in the country to call on his prospests and customers...

    Aunt Pearl told me that Pop shared crops from Ralston before he began his sales career. It seems Ralston thought well of Pop. Aunt Pearl was surprized to find out that he and Pop were the same age.

    In 1941 Pop went to Detroit. He worked for Budd Wheel through the summer of 1943. In 1945 he bought the log house on North Warren Street and the family moved there from their residence on Towles Avenue.

    Then Pop buys a taxi, about 1943, which he ran until late 1949 - early 1950. It is at this juncture that Uncle Pete became a felon. Uncle Pete borrows the taxi from Pop and drives to Manchester and picks-up a lady(ies) for an evening of dancing and driking. Pete is "higher than a Georgia pine", crashes the car and kills a passenger. He is convicted of manslaughter and sent to prison in 1949 when he returns home about three years later...Pop got out of the taxi business.

    It is at this point that he works full-time for Sullivan. It was 1950 and I remember Pop bought a brand-new 1950 Plymouth, "Sea Mist Green", 4-door sedan and this was the car we travelled in when he called on his clients.

    He retired in the mid-1950's and spent his life fishing, whittling and guarding his realm sitting in an old wood chair propped-up against the garage in the backyard...

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    1930: Aunt Pearls tells us that the family lost their house to a fire after a visit to Granny Swindell. Pop thought it was arson by a man named, "Cantrell".

    1930: Familyh moves into the "Pitt Place" in Dibrell.

    1938: Moved to the "Sullivan House", then to town to the "Hennessee House" and then to the "McGregor House"...

    1940: They lived on Towles Avenue in town

    1945: Pop bought the house at 112 North Warren Street in McMinnville

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    Birth: Jun. 27, 1894
    DeKalb County
    Tennessee, USA
    Death: Dec., 1968
    Murfreesboro
    Rutherford County
    Tennessee, USA

    BYARS

    Funeral services for Perry Green Byars, 74-year-old retired salesman, were Saturday at Love-Cantrell Chapel. The Rev. Jerry Henessee officiated. Burial was in Mt. View Cemetery.

    A native of DeKalb County, he died Thursday at Rutherford County Hospital following a lingering illness.

    He was a Baptist.

    Surviving are one son, J. C. Byars of McMinnville; four daughters, Mrs. Lucille Henessee of West Palm Beach, Fla., Mrs. Bessie Wright of McMinnville, Mrs. Pearl Bess of Rock Island, and Mrs. Marjorie Decuenist of San Antonio, Tex.; a brother, Bob Byars of Smithville; and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Lee Jones of the Gath Community and Mrs. Senia Marsh of Nashville.

    Love-Cantrell Funeral Home of McMinnville was in charge of arrangements.

    Smithville Review Thursday December 19, 1968

    Burial:
    Mount View Cemetery
    McMinnville
    Warren County
    Tennessee, USA

    Created by: Bob Trapp
    Record added: Feb 11, 2015
    Find A Grave Memorial# 142475659

    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".

    Residence:
    He and Ma spent several weeks during the winter fishing in the early 1950's. I remember Dad pointing out the boarding house on Okeechobee Road where they stayed which turns out is only eight blocks from my house on Biscayne Drive...

    Residence:
    Pop & Ma would spend many of their winters with Mom & Dad...DAH

    Military:
    WW I Draft Registration...

    Residence:
    Pop worked for "Budd Wheel" during WW II...

    Died:
    in the Rutherford County Hospital of cancer...

    Perry married Vernia Elvira "Ma" Swindell 4 Jan 1915, DeKalb County, Tennessee. Vernia (daughter of James Monroe "Mon" Swindle and Rebecca "Becky" Goodson) was born 1 Jun 1894, Green Briar Bend, White County, Tennessee; died 1 Apr 1985, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Vernia Elvira "Ma" SwindellVernia Elvira "Ma" Swindell was born 1 Jun 1894, Green Briar Bend, White County, Tennessee (daughter of James Monroe "Mon" Swindle and Rebecca "Becky" Goodson); died 1 Apr 1985, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Personal Testimony of Vernie Elvira Swindell Byars:

    " I was born on a farm in White County, Tenn. about a mile from the Caney Fork River in the Green Brier Bend on June 1, 1894. My father was Monroe Swindell, a miller and my mother was Rebecca Goodson, known in that section as "Aunt Becky", she was the local midwife and everyone wanted Aunt Becky when they had their babies. I had 8 sisters and 3 brothers, I was a change of life baby and some my family thought it was awful for their mother to have a baby at 50.

    My father died at the age of 56, I was 10 years old, he possibly had cancer of the stomach, there were 5 children at home at this time. My brothers were bad to tease me. Example:Upstairs we had a lot of clothing that belonged to people that died and they told me there were ghosts up there so I was afraid of everything.

    I walked 4 miles to school and went as far as the 4th grade. In the fall I would pick peas to buy my winter clothes. Our entertainments was church socials, square dances. Being the youngest child I had nieces as old as I was and it was through one of my nieces that I met my husband, she had brought him to church with her and I thought he was the handsomest man I had ever seen and never dreamed he would look at me but after that he never went with anyone else.

    He was from across the river in DeKalb County, drove a hired buggy and dressed to kill. We were married Jan. 4, 1915. We took a boat across the river and was married by a Justice of the Peace. We stayed the first night with an uncle of my husband, Uncle Harrell (Byars) and Aunt Sarah.

    They had several children and the oldest liked to play jokes, we slept on a couch that let down from the front to make a bed and they did something with the legs in front so the couch slanted and I slept behind and spent the nite hanging on the the back of the bed to keep from rolling onto Green.

    He was working for a Great Uncle at that time, Claybourne Parrish so we moved into a one room cabin to start our married life.

    My mother gave me $5.00 and some bedding. I went to the field everyday with Green. Our first child (John Claybourne) was born June 4, 1916, my mother was with me ever time a child came and I only had the Doctor one time as I had difficulty delivering Fred.

    Green made $.35 a day and after working all day he would haul logs from Smithville to McMinnville (10 miles) and walked most of the way to keep from freezing.

    We had 5 more children, Robert Lucile, Fred Swindell, Bessie Lee, Eva Pearl and Margie Sue.

    Green learned to work on cars, T models and A model along with farming. We moved from one place to another farming on the shares.

    My mother died in April 1930 at the age of 82, fell and broke her leg. August 1931 our house burned, we lived at Green Hill and gone to White County to see my family, when we returned all was gone, food for the winter and during hard times. Our friends and neighbors gave us enough to start back housekeeping, Mr. Payton Griffith sent a wagon around the county. We moved to Dibrell then Green started working for Ralston Sullivan selling gas refrigerators and radio's, later farm machinery and tombstones. He worked off and on for him for 30 years.

    In 1938 we sold all our farming stuff and moved to McMinnville, on Spring St. In 1941 we were at war with Germany and our oldest daughter lived in Detroit so Green went up there and got a job at Budd Wheels as a riveter with only a 4th grade education, he worked 1942 & 43 then came back and drove a taxi for the duration of the war. We had always rented but he saved enough to buy our house 112 N. Warren St.

    I was always raised to go to church and Sunday School and was saved August 1923 at a Methodist revival meeting at Keltonberg. If it had not been for the Lord's help during the depression we would not have made it, Green had ulcers and could not work part of the time, but the Lord always provided when I did not see how I was going to get by. He blessed us in allowing us to raise 6 children, none bad sick but we lost Fred at the age of 29 in a freak accident after going thru the war he came home and got killed at sawmill when a can of gasoline exploded.

    Green had a lung removed because of cancer in the spring of 1968, he died Dec. 13, 1968 and the age of 74."

    "Ma Byars" died April 1, 1985.

    end

    http://www.tngenweb.org/white/district5/10-TN-05.htm#Dwelling%20112%20Family%20115

    1910 Census - White County, Tennessee - 5th Civil District
    April 23, 1910
    Supervisor's District 3
    Enumeration District 192
    Sheet 6B
    Dwelling 112 Family 115

    Marital Children Birthplace
    Name Relat. Sex Race Age Status Yrs B. Alive Person Father Mother Occupation
    Swindell, Rebecca Head F W 61 Wd 13 11 TN TN TN Own Income
    Swindell, Tabitha Dau F W 30 S TN TN TN None
    Swindell, Andy Son M W 18 S TN TN TN Farmer
    Swindell, Vernie Dau F W 16 S TN TN TN None

    end

    Aunt Pearl tells us that Ma was scared by everything as a girl and he brothers took advantage of that fact.

    Ma picked peas at Green Bend to buy clothes for her children

    Pop, Uncle Pete & I always called her "Bill"...DAH.

    Notes:

    Married:
    Pop courted Ma only two months before they were married by W. H. Cantrell, JP

    When Pop proposed, Ma replied, "Are you sure?" - after all, it was only two months earlier that they met and Ma didn't think she was pretty enough for the most handsome man she'd ever met...

    Residence (Family):
    District 16,

    Residence (Family):
    Rural Warren Co., TN

    Children:
    1. John Claybourne "Pete" Byars was born 4 Jun 1916, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 1 Dec 1987, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. 3. Robert Lucile "Lucile" Byars was born 6 Dec 1918, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 23 Mar 2008, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried 25 Mar 2008, Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. Fred Swindell Byars was born 7 Dec 1920, Moores College, DeKalb County, Tennssee; died 19 Feb 1950, Sherwood, Franklin County, Tennessee; was buried Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.
    4. Bessie Lee Byars was born 8 Feb 1925, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 12 Jul 2013, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried 14 Jul 2013, Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.
    5. Eva Pearl "Pearl" Byars
    6. Margie Sue Byars was born 21 Mar 1930, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 7 Jan 1997, Erie, Pennsylvania; was buried 10 Jan 1997, Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  James Thomas HennesseeJames Thomas Hennessee was born 3 Nov 1846, Warren County, Tennessee (son of Thomas Hennessee and Sarah "Sally" Jennings); died 22 Feb 1927, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Teamster
    • Census Name: James Hennessee
    • Residence: 0___ 1860, (Hartville) Wright County, Missouri
    • Residence: 0___ 1920, Warren County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    28 Apr 1991 - William Butler Smith (1919-2007), great grandson of Thomas, retells the following story;

    The tale is about his grandfather, James Thomas Hennessee, who at the young age of 10 or 12 walked back to Warren County,TN from Wright County,MO. It appears that Thomas was ailing and wanted to return his family to the his homeplace and sent son, James, in advance to ascertain that possiblity. James then returned to Missouri and Thomas & family returned to Warren County. Other family members tell me stories that James was head-strong and never gave an inch while teamstering, even when he had an empty load he would travel the middle of the road.

    I cannot remember exactly, however I think my Dad told me stories of his grandfather running whiskey from the mountains. I once asked Dad about his grandfather, "Ol Jim" Hennessee and all he could remember was that they shared the same birthday. That irked him as he said the family paid attention to his grandfather and not him..DAH

    James was a first cousin, once-removed, to his wife, Rachel.

    1910 Warren County Census cites birth-state as Arkansas?

    1860 Wright Co.,MO cites TN as birth-state.

    Birth:
    More about Warren County, Tennessee... http://bit.ly/PIsRbw

    Residence:
    Civil District 5,

    Buried:
    A BRIEF HISTORY OF SHELLSFORD BAPTIST CHURCH

    Shellsford Baptist Church is one of the oldest active congregations in Warren County, Tennessee.

    Shellsford, located on the Collins River a short distance downstream from Buck Springs, was one of the earliest settlements in Warren County. The community got its name from the Shell family who settled here in the early 1800's near the ford of the river, hence the name Shellsford. James Shell established a grist mill at the Shellsford location, an exact date is not known. Shellsford, the old Shell mill, Buck Springs, and Shellsford Baptist Church became important in the history of early Warren County. Buck Springs, according to tradition, received its name as a result of the successful deer hunting of pioneer Jordan Sellars at the spring.

    The Shellsford Baptist Church was originally known as the Buck Springs Baptist Church and was sometimes further identified by its location "on Collins River." The congregation was established in 1810 as a result of a brush arbor meeting held by Reverend William Thompson and Reverend George Stubblefield, prominent Baptist ministers of that era.

    The original meeting house, built after the brush arbor meeting, was built of split logs. The church building consisted of one door, two windows and a fireplace. The first building stood until 1851 when it was replaced by a frame building. The present building was erected in 1947 and completed with the addition of a two story educational building in 1959.

    James married Rachel Anne Hennessee 18 Jul 1869, Warren County, Tennessee. Rachel (daughter of James C. Hennessee and Maxa "Maxie" Dodson) was born 11 Nov 1847, Warren County, Tennessee; died 29 Apr 1883, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Hennessee Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Rachel Anne Hennessee was born 11 Nov 1847, Warren County, Tennessee (daughter of James C. Hennessee and Maxa "Maxie" Dodson); died 29 Apr 1883, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Hennessee Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    She was her husband, James, first cousin, once-removed...DAH.

    View this link:

    http://thehennesseefamily.com/relationship.php?altprimarypersonID=&savedpersonID=&secondpersonID=I176&maxrels=1&disallowspouses=1&generations=30&tree=hennessee&primarypersonID=I9

    Buried:
    View the Old Hennessee Cemetery... http://bit.ly/1FVXSxM

    Notes:

    Married:
    by H. A. Cunningham, M.G.

    Residence (Family):
    District 5

    Residence (Family):
    Civil Districts 4-5

    Children:
    1. Millie Kathryn Hennessee was born 13 Aug 1870, Warren County, Tennessee; died 16 Jun 1950, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. Sarah Maxey "Sallie" Hennessee was born 19 Dec 1871, Warren County, Tennessee; died 16 Jun 1956, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    3. James Thomas Hennessee, Jr. was born 23 Jun 1875, Warren County, Tennessee; died 25 Jun 1875, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Hennessee Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    4. Rachel Chambers Hennessee was born 9 Jan 1876, Warren County, Tennessee; died 12 Jan 1954, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    5. 4. Jesse D Hennessee was born 23 Dec 1880, Warren County, Tennessee; died 23 Jul 1952, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan; was buried 26 Jul 1952, Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    6. Andy Franklin Hennessee was born 21 Aug 1881, Warren County, Tennessee; died 4 May 1882, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Hennessee Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

  3. 10.  Joseph "Joe" HarmonJoseph "Joe" Harmon was born 6 Oct 1858, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee (son of William Bartley "Bart" Harmon and Susan Silvan(a) Smith); died 1 Jan 1931, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Merchant
    • Census Name: Joe Harmen
    • Census Name: Joe Harmon
    • Residence: 0___ 1910, Warren County, Tennessee
    • Residence: 0___ 1930, Warren County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Also reference "Smith Family" by Thomas A. Beavert, Rt.1 Box 326, Dunlap,TN 37327.

    "Pa" Harmon was a widower when he came to McMinnville.

    Lost his leg in a wagon accident. Had to quit farming and started a grocery store.

    "...My mother's sister, Ella, who was named for Grandmother Merriman's sister, Aunt Ella Kesey, married Mr. Joe Harmon. They had four children, three daughters, and one son.The daughters were Josie,Lula and Frankie.The son was Billy. My mother was very close to her sister, Ella and family. They seemed to have a lot in common and enjoyed being together very much. However, this wonderful association was to last only a few years.

    They were all saddened and grieved by the sudden death of Aunt Ella. The children were young when their mother passed away, but uncle Joe, who was a very fine man, did a marvelous job in taking care of them. He realized the difficulty he faced in trying to be both a father and mother to his children, but he was determined to meet the responsibility.

    My mother said Joe Harmon was such a good and kind man that he put the welfare of his children above everything else. Uncle Joe devoted his life to his children and denied himself the possibility of happiness in another marriage. He lived on a farm in the Smyrna Community, but it seems that he was more interested in the timber business. However, this was all changed by an accident involved in hauling a load of lumber. One leg was so badly injured that it had to be amputated. As a result of this accident Uncle Joe was forced to turn to something less active. This he did by opening a country store. Since he was such a nice, friendly person, his operation of the country store proved to be very successful."

    Joseph married Ella J(ane) Merriman 15 Sep 1877, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee. Ella (daughter of William C(urby) Merriman and Sarah J(ane) "Sally" Thomas) was born 0___ 1856, (Bledsoe County) Tennessee; died 3 Mar 1889, (Sequatchie County) Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Ella J(ane) Merriman was born 0___ 1856, (Bledsoe County) Tennessee (daughter of William C(urby) Merriman and Sarah J(ane) "Sally" Thomas); died 3 Mar 1889, (Sequatchie County) Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Ella Kesey Merriman

    Notes:

    Excerpted from "From The Beautiful Ben Lomand To The Great Southwest", by Howard S. Jones, Chapter II, pp. 5-7, date unknown:

    " EARLY LIFE OF MY MOTHER

    My mother, Nancy Elizabeth Merriman, was born August 10, 1854 in the small mining town of Dunlap, Tennessee.

    She had three brothers and three sisters. Her brothers were George, Dick and Lee. Her sisters were Josie, Simmie and Ella.

    The coal mining town of Dunlap, Tennessee was an early day "Boom Town" and considered a very tough place to live.

    My mother's description of life in Dunlap,the way she remembered it as a young girl was certainly not a very pleasant memory. We might compare Dunlap with the Oil Boom towns of Oklahoma and Texas. However, according to all reports, lawlessness in the coal mining town of Dunlap, Tennessee far exceeded that of amy of the "crime ridden" oil boom towns of the Great Southwest.

    My Grandfather Merriman worked in one of the business establishments in downtown Dunlap.

    My mother recalls that on one occasion her father witnessed a "feuding shoot out" on Main Street. When the smoke cleared ten men lay dead.

    My mother's brother Dick worked in the coal mines all of his active adult life He was never married. His mother and sisters, in fact all of the folks, were very concerned about him, because of the health hazzards and the "ever present" danger of mining accidents.

    Her brother, George, was the "practical joker" of the Merriman family. My mother told me about some of her brother's "so called practical jokes." It was quite clear that my mother did not share her brother's idea of a "practical joke." I remember when Uncle George visited our family. I was a very small boy, but I do recall the pleasure he seemed to get in telling us about some of his practical jokes. One of them took place in South Pittsburg, Tennessee. It seems that Uncle George had a team of horses hitched to a wagon and was driving down the street when he saw a man with a small stand on the sidewalk, selling some kind of gadgets to make a living. So Uncle George thought it would be very funny to pretend that his horses had suddenly become frightened and were running away and completely out of his control. So Uncle George
    managed to hit that small stand with the wheel of the wagon, destroying the stand and scattering the gadgets all over the place, to say nothing of almost scaring that poor salesman to death.

    After Uncle George ended his visit my mother said her brother conveniently forgot to tell us the outcome of his practical joke. She said he was arrested by the police and forced to pay all the damages he had inflicted upon that poor sidewalk salesman. She said it was a substantial sum considering that period of time. My mother said she hoped this would teach Uncle George a lesson about his so called practical jokes, but of course it did not! The trouble with Uncle George was that sometimes his practical jokes were neither practical nor jokes.

    My mother's brother Lee was shot and killed in an argument with a Dunlap man. This shocked and grieved my mother very much. Uncle Lee was her favorite brother and he was only in his twenties.

    As mentioned before, mother's three sister were Josie, Simmie and Ella. Her sister, Josie, married a man by the name of Smith. They had three sons and three daughters, two of the daughters were born deaf mutes. My mother visited Aunt Josie and her family quite often and she said the two girls who were deaf mutes were (to use my mother's words) and "smartest things she ever saw".

    The state of Tennessee provided a school for those who could neither hear nor speak. The school started with the elementary and went through college. One of the girls married a college instructor and the other girl was on the college faculty and taught for many, many years.

    My mother's sister, Simmie, married a man by the name of Vonner. They had one daughter and two sons. The sons went into military service when they reached the proper age. My mother did not know very much about sister Simmie's family. After Mr. Vonner passed awary, Aunt Simmie married a Mr. Dugan. Aunt Simmie and her husband did visit our family one time.

    My mother's sister, Ella, who was named for Grandmother Merriman's sister, Aunt Ella Kesey, married Mr. Joe Harmon. They had four children, three daughters, and one son.The daughters were Josie,Lula and Frankie.The son was Billy. My mother was very close to her sister, Ella and family. They seemed to have a lot in common and enjoyed being together very much. However, this wonderful association was to last only a few years. They were all saddened and grieved by the sudden death of Aunt Ella. The children were young when their mother passed away, but uncle Joe, who was a very fine man, did a marvelous job in taking care of them. He realized the difficulty he faced in trying to be both a father and mother to his children, but he was determined to meet the responsibility. My mother said Joe Harmon was such a good and kind man that he put the welfare of his children above everything else. Uncle Joe devoted his life to his children and denied himself the possibility of happiness in another marriage. He lived on a farm in the Smyrna Community, but it seems that he was more interested in the timber business. However, this was all changed by an accident involved in hauling a load of lumber. One leg was so badly injured that it had to be amputated. As a result of this accident Uncle Joe was forced to turn to something less active. This he did by opening a country store. Since he was such a nice, friendly person, his operation of the country store proved to be very successful."

    Ella was absent during the 1900 Warren County Census...DAH

    Notes:

    Married:
    by W.C.Howard

    Children:
    1. 5. Josephine Elizabeth "Josie" Harmon was born 2 Jul 1878, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 1 Jan 1919, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried 2 Jan 1919, Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    2. William Bartley "Billy" Harmon was born 19 Feb 1880, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 20 Jun 1911, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    3. Lula S(usan) Harmon was born 29 Feb 1882, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 6 Sep 1959, (Van Buren County, Tennessee); was buried Spencer Town Cemetery, Spencer, Tennessee.
    4. Frankie Mary Jane Harmon was born 21 May 1887, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 26 Oct 1961, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

    end of comment

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

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

    Buried:
    Cemetery notes and/or description:

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

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


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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

    About 5 '8" and thin. Wore her hair in a bun and dipped snuff...Marie Pond 3 Oct 2011

    Cannot locate any images of Julia...DAH

    end of comment

    Abstracted from the "Southern Standard" by Margie Tucker;

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

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

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

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

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

    High Funeral Homes in charge of arrangements."

    end of obituary

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

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

    end of comment

    Residence:
    Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute

    Residence:
    Civil District 16, Warren County

    Buried:
    Cemetery notes and/or description:

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

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

  7. 14.  James Monroe "Mon" SwindleJames Monroe "Mon" Swindle was born 10 Feb 1846, White County, Tennessee (son of Samuel Clark "Clark" Swindle and Tabitha "Little Granny" Moore); died 12 Mar 1904, (Green Briar Bend) White County, Tennessee; was buried Old Philadelphia Cemetery, Center Point, White County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Gristmill owner
    • Also Known As: Monroe Swindell
    • Census Name: Marian Swindle
    • Census Name: Monroe Swindle

    Notes:

    Aunt Pearl tells us that Ma said her father was "sickly" - We laughed about that comment as he sired 12 children...DAH

    James married Rebecca "Becky" Goodson 15 Jan 1868, White County, Tennessee. Rebecca (daughter of Andrew Goodson and Charlotte "Lottie" Latham) was born 22 Mar 1848, White County, Tennessee; died 13 Apr 1931, White County, Tennessee; was buried Old Philadelphia Cemetery, Center Point, White County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  Rebecca "Becky" GoodsonRebecca "Becky" Goodson was born 22 Mar 1848, White County, Tennessee (daughter of Andrew Goodson and Charlotte "Lottie" Latham); died 13 Apr 1931, White County, Tennessee; was buried Old Philadelphia Cemetery, Center Point, White County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Census Name: Rebecca Swindell

    Notes:

    "Aunt Becky" was the local mid-wife.

    Becky & her sister, Lizzie, are enumerated with their mother during the 1870 White County Census, p.88. Find it curious, as they both were married in 1868 and both had children by 1870...DAH

    Enumerated in the 1930 White Census in her son, Will's household...DAH

    Granny delivered all of Ma's children except Uncle Fred...

    Notes:

    Residence (Family):
    Civil District 5,

    Children:
    1. Frances Louisa Swindle was born 11 Dec 1868, White County, Tennessee; died 25 Apr 1933, Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama; was buried State Line Cemetery, Hazel Green, Madison County, Alabama.
    2. Amanda "Mandy" Swindle was born 20 Jun 1871, White County, Tennessee; died 0Aug 1939, Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama; was buried State Line Cemetery, Hazel Green, Madison County, Alabama.
    3. Amma E(lizabeth) "Ammie" Swindle was born 26 Feb 1873, White County, Tennessee; died 10 Jun 1944, Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama; was buried State Line Cemetery, Hazel Green, Madison County, Alabama.
    4. Arminda "Mindie" Swindle was born 0May 1873, White County, Tennessee; died 18 Aug 1904, White County, Tennessee; was buried Simmerell/Simrell Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    5. Robert Hatten "Hatten" Swindle was born 2 Jan 1876, White County, Tennessee; died 30 Sep 1938, White County, Tennessee; was buried Old Philadelphia Cemetery, Center Point, White County, Tennessee.
    6. Almedia "Medie" Swindle was born 0Jan 1878, White County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1960, (Alabama); was buried State Line Cemetery, Hazel Green, Madison County, Alabama.
    7. Tabitha F. "Bithy" Swindle was born 20 Nov 1879, White County, Tennessee; died 12 Jun 1912, White County, Tennessee; was buried Old Philadelphia Cemetery, Center Point, White County, Tennessee.
    8. Martha Charlotte "Lottie" Swindle was born 27 Dec 1881, White County, Tennessee; died 9 Jul 1952, (Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama).
    9. Willie Monroe "Will" Swindle was born 19 Oct 1885, White County, Tennessee; died 15 Jan 1946, White County, Tennessee; was buried 17 Jan 1946, Spring Hill Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    10. Roxie A(nn) "Roxie" Swindle was born 10 Jun 1888, White County, Tennessee; died 9 Aug 1972, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.
    11. Andrew Clark "Andy" Swindell was born 10 Jan 1890, White County, Tennessee; died 0Sep 1911, White County, Tennessee; was buried Old Philadelphia Cemetery, Center Point, White County, Tennessee.
    12. 7. Vernia Elvira "Ma" Swindell was born 1 Jun 1894, Green Briar Bend, White County, Tennessee; died 1 Apr 1985, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.


Generation: 5

  1. 16.  Thomas Hennessee was born 0___ 1795, Burke County, North Carolina (son of James Hennessee and Sarah "Sallie" Wilcher); died 1861-1865, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Hennessee Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Residence: 0___ 1826, White County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    "White County TN Tax List:1826", lists "Thomas Henesy"...

    Appears in the "1830 Census - Middle Tennessee", Byron Sistler, 1971", page 165

    Both Sally and Thomas buried in unmarked graves in Hennessee Cem. Appears in 1860 TN Census, Davidson Co. (Nashville). See photo.

    There appears listed on the roster of the 35th Tenn.Regiment, CSA, Co."B", Thomas Hennessee Sr. & Jr. The senior would have been in his sixties...?

    Appears in the 1850 Wright Co.,MO Federal Census

    Appears in Wright Co.,MO 1860 Census. Could have left Missouri early in 1860 on his way back to Warren County...

    27 Mar 2011:

    United States Census, 1860 for Thomas Hennessee
    Name: Thomas Hennessee
    Residence: , Wright, Missouri
    Ward:
    Age: 66 years
    Estimated Birth Year: 1794
    Birthplace: North Carolina
    Gender: Male
    Page: 65
    Family Number: 405
    Film Number: 803660
    DGS Number: 4234825
    Image Number: 00389
    NARA Number: M653

    To view the "Old Hennessee Cemetery", go to: http://www.tngenweb.org/warren/cemeteries/Hen.html

    From: info@classroomfurniture.com
    To: sam_broyles@hotmail.com
    Subject: Daniel Broyles 1815-1856
    Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 09:52:34 -0400

    Hello Sam.

    Apparently you are to 'gotoguy' for BROYLES. Have you any data regarding this Daniel, son of Thomas & Susanna Yeager Broyles, who married Catherine Hennessee, 4 Aug 1842, in White Co.,TN?
    I can list seven children, but none of their issue.
    Can you help?

    Thank you,

    David Hennessee
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    David,

    Below is the data I have. If you have any corrections or additions, I would very much appreciate your assistance.

    Regards,
    Sam Broyles
    San Francisco, CA
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++=
    Descendants of: Thomas Hennessee

    1 Thomas Hennessee m. --- Cain
    2 Catherine Hennessee b. 1820 TN d. > 1860 MO m. Daniel Broyles m. 4 Aug 1842 White Co., TN b. 21 Aug 1815 White Co., TN d. c. 1856 Wright Co., MO [son of Thomas (Samuel Thomas) Broyles and Susanna Yeager]
    3 Sarah Ann Broyles b. 1844 TN m. William L. Murrell m. c. 1867 b. 2 Apr 1844 Taney Co., MO d. 15 Sep 1920 Hartville, Wright, MO
    4 Dorthula Murrell b. c. 1868 Hartville, Wright Co., MO
    4 James M. Murrell b. c. 1870 Hartville, Wright Co., MO m. Fannie M. --- b. c. 1875
    4 William Dee Murrell b. 21 May 1871 Hartville, Wright Co., MO d. 27 Aug 1954 Wright Co., MO m. Nancy Robinett b. 19 Jun 1872 Wright Co., MO d. 7 Oct 1965 Wright Co., MO [daughter of James Robinett and Nancy Smith] survived by 6 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren
    5 Edna Murrell m. --- Nichols
    5 Gladys Murrell m. --- Roberts
    5 Harry Murrell
    5 Cecil Murrell
    4 Avah A. Murrell b. c. 1877 Hartville, Wright Co., MO
    4 George Clarence Murrell b. 23 May 1878 Hartville, Wright Co., MO d. 27 Mar 1966 Springfield, MO m. Jannie --- b. c. 1880 survived by grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren
    5 Mildred Murrell m. --- Mitchell
    5 Van V. Murrell
    3 Elizabeth Broyles b. 1846 TN d. > 1900 m. Thomas J. Bramhall b. 25 Apr 1845 d. 30 Mar 1877 [son of Jacob Bramhall and Elizabeth Aaron]
    4 Barney Bramhall
    4 Jacob Bramhall
    4 Atlanta Bramhall
    4 Isaiah Bramhall
    4 H.T. Bramhall b. _____ d. > 1935 res Hartville, MO 1935
    4 James Polk Bramhall m. Nora Dell Bohannon b. 3 Nov 1878
    5 --- Bramhall
    5 --- Bramhall
    3 Thomas Broyles b. 23 Oct 1847 TN d. 3 Jul 1946 Montgomery, Wright, MO m. Sarah McRoberts b. 1849 MO d. < 1900 [daughter of Frances McConnell McRoberts and Eliza Young] A Confederate veteran who attended parades for many years in Mountain Grove, MO, he lived in Manes, Mo. and was age 94 in 1940. He died in the mid 1940's still faithful to the Southern Cause.
    4 Amanda J. Broyles b. 4 Sep 1869 Wright Co., MO d. 10 Jul 1956 Springfield, MO m. --- Choate
    5 Oran Choate b. Feb 1892
    5 Hosa Choate b. Aug 1897
    4 Daniel F. Broyles b. 1871 d. < 1956 m. --- Choate
    4 James Broyles b. Sep 1873 d. < 1974
    4 William P. Broyles b. 1876 MO d. > 1956 < 1974 m. Ella --- b. 1886 MO
    5 Evert C. Broyles b. 27 Feb 1905 Wright Co., MO d. Nov 1987 Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO
    5 Tommy A. Broyles b. 1908 Wright Co., MO
    5 Ausber L. Broyles b. 15 Oct 1910 Wright Co., MO d. 22 Oct 1996 Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO m. Ruby Owens d. resided 1996 Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO

    Ausber L. Broyles, 86, Kansas City, MO, passed away Tuesday, October 22, 1996, at Research Medical Center. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, October 26, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 2-3 p.m. Saturday, at the chapel. Mr.Broyles was born in Wright County, MO. He worked as a mail/baggage handler for K.C. Terminal Railroad. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Red Bridge Baptist Church. Mr. Broyles is survived by his wife, Ruby Owens Broyles, of the home; three sons, Bill, Kansas City, MO, Tommy, Dallas, TX, and Edwin, Oklahoma City, OK; a sister, Estelline Mort, Sun City West, AZ; several grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

    6 Bill Broyles b. _____ d. resided 1996 Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO
    6 Tommy Allen Broyles b. _____ d. resided 2007 Gregg Co., TX m. Karen D. --- m. Neely Tyann Tackett m. 07 Jul 2007 Gregg Co., TX d. resided 2007 Gregg Co., TX
    7 Tommy Broyles b. 23 Feb 1969 d. resided 2005 Gregg Co., TX
    6 Edwin Broyles b. _____ d. resided 1996 Oklahoma City, OK
    5 Mary O. Broyles b. 1917 Wright Co., MO
    5 Sarah E. Broyles b. 1923 Wright Co., MO
    5 Estelline Broyles b. _____ d. resided 1996 Sun City West, AZ m. Robert C. Mort b. 19 Sep 1924 KS d. 18 Feb 2004 Sun City West, AZ
    4 John L. Broyles b. 31 Oct 1877 MO d. 13 Nov 1960 MO m. Susie Caddell b. 18 Feb 1875 KY d. 02 Dec 1941 Jasper Co., MO
    4 Joseph Broyles b. _____ d. > 1956 < 1974
    4 Reuben Thomas Broyles b. 3 Sep 1883 MO d. 07 Mar 1975 Fresno, Fresno Co., CA m. Naomi A. Baker b. 07 Oct 1888 MO d. 25 Aug 1966 Visalia, Tulare, CA
    5 Orville Noah Broyles b. 05 Jul 1913 MO d. 09 Mar 1982 Bishop, Inyo, CA m. Inez ---
    5 Ineza Broyles b. 1917
    5 Ruby Broyles b. 1920
    5 Dorothy Broyles b. 1922
    5 Dannie Broyles b. 1926
    5 Esther M. Broyles b. 1923
    4 Samuel Montgomery Broyles b. Nov 1886 MO d. 1962 Buhl, Twin Falls Co m. Oma Shropshire b. 1891 MO d. resided 1962 Buhl, Twin Falls Co
    5 Loman C. Broyles b. 31 Aug 1914 MO d. 01 Jul 1989 MO
    5 Stanley F. Broyles b. 1911 MO
    4 Sara Aretta Broyles b. 15 Mar 1890 Manes, Wright Co., MO d. 8 Mar 1974 Hartville, Wright Co., MO m. --- Sullivant
    3 James Gideon Broyles b. 23 Jun 1850 Hartville, Wright Co., MO d. 24 Mar 1928 Hartville, Wright Co., MO m. Laura B. Hart b. 30 Jul 1863 d. 9 Aug 1895 Wright Co., MO [daughter of Isaac Hart and Triphena P. Pool] m. Elizabeth A. Absher b. 06 Aug 1866 Mountain Grove, Wright Co., MO d. 25 Feb 1925 Hartville, Wright Co., MO [daughter of John Anderson Absher and Elizabeth Watson]
    4 Roy Broyles b. 01 Mar 1890 Wright Co., MO d. 14 Apr 1967 Cabool, Wright Co., MO m. Jessie Nickle b. 01 Oct 1904 d. Sep 1981 Hartville, Wright Co., MO

    7 grandchildren

    5 Jerry Broyles b. _____ d. resided 1967 Slater, MO
    5 Dorothy Broyles b. _____ d. resided 1967 Hartville, Wright Co., MO m. --- Branstetter d. resided 1967 Hartville, Wright Co., MO
    5 Jewell Broyles b. _____ d. resided 1967 Mountain Grove, MO m. --- Pearman d. resided 1967 Mountain Grove, MO
    4 James Kingsley Broyles b. 23 Oct 1884 Wright Co., MO d. 25 May 1977 Springfield, Greene Co., MO m. Alice Lamb m. 25 May 1918 Brigham City, Box Elder Co., Utah b. 1890 MO m. Ethel Aleth Findley b. Jul 1895 Hartville, Wright Co., MO d. 4 Jun 1963 Springfield, Greene Co., MO
    [daughter of Marion Findley and Mary Jane Newton]
    5 Ralph Eugene Broyles b. 06 Sep 1907 MO d. 24 Jan 1969 El Paso, El Paso Co., TX
    5 James Kingsley Broyles Jr. b. 1922 d. resided 1977 Springfield, Greene Co., MO
    5 Paul Donald Broyles b. _____ Wright Co., MO d. reside 1977 West Bloomfield, Oakland Co., MI
    4 Zona Broyles b. Jan 1888 m. Joseph A. Copening
    4 James A. Broyles b. Oct 1884 m. Elizabeth Smith m. 2 Oct 1851
    4 Roup Broyles b. Mar 1889
    4 Oria Broyles b. Jun 1892
    3 Patrick Broyles b. 1852 Wright Co., MO
    3 Rebecca Broyles b. 1854 Wright Co., MO m. --- Garner
    4 Catherine Garner b. 1873 MO
    3 Daniel Broyles b. Feb 1856 Wright Co., MO m. Lucy A. --- b. Jan 1860 KY
    4 Thomas R. Broyles b. 1881 MO m. Liza --- m. Virgie --- b. 1881 MO
    5 Woneta Hazel Broyles b. 04 Nov 1898 Mountain Grove, Wright Co., MO d. 27 Jan 1987 St. Helens, Columbia, OR m. Jess Barger m. 31 Oct 1915 St. Helens, Columbia, OR b. 12 Mar 1897 MO d. Mar 1987 PA m. Lester Egbert (Bert) Brown m. 02 Mar 1923 Columbia Co., Oregon b. 19 Dec 1900 Greenfield, Adair, IA d. 11 Sep 1979 St. Helens, Columbia, OR
    6 Wilbur Barger b. 14 Sep 1916 St. Helens, Columbia, OR
    6 Doris Barger b. 25 Mar 1918 St. Helens, Columbia, OR
    6 Morris Barger b. 10 Dec 1919 St. Helens, Columbia, OR
    6 Lester Egbert Brown b. 05 Apr 1927 St. Helens, Columbia, OR m. June Birt m. 5 Apr 1947 m. --- Blankinship
    7 Lester Arthur Brown b. 22 Feb 1956 Portland, Multnomah, ORi d. 8 Jun 1985 Riverside Co., CA m. --- Schaeffer
    5 Edmon Broyles b. 1906 MO
    5 Mabel Broyles b. 1912 AR

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

    Buried:
    in an unmarked grave, view location and grave-site photos of the Old Hennessee Cemetery... http://bit.ly/1FVXSxM

    Died:
    Map & History of Warren County, Tennessee... http://bit.ly/Sl3IRM or

    Thomas married Sarah "Sally" Jennings (CIRCA 1826), (Warren County) Tennessee. Sarah (daughter of Obediah Jennings and Elizabeth Dodson) was born 27 Jun 1814, (Warren County) Tennessee; died 10 Aug 1887, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 17.  Sarah "Sally" Jennings was born 27 Jun 1814, (Warren County) Tennessee (daughter of Obediah Jennings and Elizabeth Dodson); died 10 Aug 1887, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Warren County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    1860 Wright Co.,MO Census implies Sarah was born in 1808. DODSON book lists 6/27/1814 but the date is caveated.
    1880 Warren Co. Census confirms her birth year as 1808. She living with her daughter, Rachel.

    Buried:
    in an unmarked grave in Hennessee Cemetery...

    View location and grave-site photos of the old Hennessee cemetery... http://www.tngennet.org/warren/cemeteries/Hen.html

    Children:
    1. Patrick Scott "Paddy" Hennessee was born 27 Nov 1826, Warren County, Tennessee; died 18 Oct 1900, (Cookeville) Putnam County, Tennessee.
    2. Thomas Hennessee, Jr. was born 0___ 1827, Warren County, Tennessee; died Aft 1870, (Wright County, Missouri).
    3. Paralee Hennessee was born ~ 1830, Warren County, Tennessee.
    4. Elihu C. Hennessee was born 0___ 1834, (Warren County) Tennessee; died Lookout Mountain, Hamilton County, Tennessee.
    5. Rachel Hennessee was born 3 Jun 1836, (Wright County, Missouri); died 25 Mar 1902, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    6. Jesse Hennessee was born (Warren County) Tennessee; died (Warren County) Tennessee.
    7. Obadiah Hennessee was born 0___ 1837, (Warren County) Tennessee; died 8 Oct 1862, Perryville, Kentucky.
    8. Nancy Hennessee was born 0___ 1839, Warren County, Tennessee; died 1872-1876, Warren County, Tennessee.
    9. George W. Hennessee was born (Warren County, Tennessee); died (Warren County, Tennessee).
    10. Sarah "Sally" Hennessee was born (CIRCA 1843), (Warren County) Tennessee.
    11. (Martin Hennessee) was born Abt 1842, (Warren County, Tennessee); died 8 Oct 1862, Perryville, Kentucky.
    12. Adeleonidas "Dion" Hennessee was born 25 Mar 1844, White County, Tennessee; died 25 Mar 1927, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried 26 Mar 1927, Rankin Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    13. 8. James Thomas Hennessee was born 3 Nov 1846, Warren County, Tennessee; died 22 Feb 1927, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    14. Andrew Jackson Hennessee was born 0Jun 1850, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee; died Morrison, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.

  3. 18.  James C. Hennessee was born 15 Dec 1818, Warren County, Tennessee (son of Patrick S(amuel) "Paddy" Hennessee and Rachel (Ann) Wilcher); died 11 Mar 1862, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Hennessee Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Farmer
    • Also Known As: James T. Hennessee
    • Military: CSA Veteran
    • Residence: 0___ 1860, Warren County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Excerpted from, "The Military Annals of Tennessee Confederates", by Lindsley,p. 486:

    "Was a private under Captain C. M. Forrest, Company "B" (Warren Co.), 35th Tennessee Infantry, CSA."

    Cited only that he died. No date or place given.

    Could he have been the father of the unidentified Josiah Hennessee who married the sister of Margaret McGregor who married Patrick Hennessee?

    23 Mar 2011

    To view the old "Hennesse Cemetery", go to http://www.tngennet.org/warren/cemeteries/Hen.html

    Residence:
    enumerated in his father's household and his wife & childrent are not cited...

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

    James married Maxa "Maxie" Dodson (CIRCA 1845), (Warren County) Tennessee. Maxa (daughter of Elijah "Grandsir" Dodson and Sarah "Sallie" McGregor) was born 18 Mar 1824, Warren County, Tennessee; died 17 Aug 1899, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Hennessee Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  4. 19.  Maxa "Maxie" Dodson was born 18 Mar 1824, Warren County, Tennessee (daughter of Elijah "Grandsir" Dodson and Sarah "Sallie" McGregor); died 17 Aug 1899, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Hennessee Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Census Name: Mary Hennessee

    Notes:

    To view the old "Hennesse Cemetery", go to http://www.tngennet.org/warren/cemeteries/Hen.html

    Children:
    1. Patrick Earl "Poss" Hennessee was born 18 Feb 1846, Warren County, Tennessee; died 2 Sep 1924, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. 9. Rachel Anne Hennessee was born 11 Nov 1847, Warren County, Tennessee; died 29 Apr 1883, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Hennessee Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. Andrew "Dutch" Hennessee was born 18 Oct 1848, Warren County, Tennessee; died 2 Apr 1901, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    4. Nancy L. "Shug" Hennessee was born 24 Jul 1853, Warren County, Tennessee; died 24 Oct 1905, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    5. James Thomas "Hog-Head Tom" Hennessee was born 11 Oct 1855, Warren County, Tennessee; died 13 Aug 1943, Morrison, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried 14 Aug 1943, Summitville Cemetery, Summitville, Coffee County, Tennessee.
    6. Florence Hennessee was born 1856, Warren County, Tennessee.
    7. Mary Jane Hennessee was born 11 Apr 1858, Warren County, Tennessee; died 3 Nov 1876, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Hennessee Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    8. William Mortimer "Mortimer" Hennessee was born 6 Jan 1860, Warren County, Tennessee; died 20 Aug 1881, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Hennessee Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    9. Millie Agnes Hennessee was born 1 Jun 1863, Warren County, Tennessee; died 23 Nov 1902, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.

  5. 20.  William Bartley "Bart" Harmon was born 0___ 1826, Bledsoe County, Tennessee (son of William Harmon and Susan LNU); died 0___ 1880, (Sequatchie County) Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: Sequatchie County, Tennessee
    • Occupation: farmer
    • Also Known As: Bart Harmon
    • Also Known As: Willis Barton Harmon

    William married Susan Silvan(a) Smith 0___ 1849, Bledsoe County, Tennessee. Susan (daughter of David Smith and Susannah "Susan" Handy) was born 0___ 1829, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1870, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  6. 21.  Susan Silvan(a) Smith was born 0___ 1829, Bledsoe County, Tennessee (daughter of David Smith and Susannah "Susan" Handy); died 0___ 1870, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: Sequatchie County, Tennessee
    • Occupation: Housewife
    • Also Known As: Sylvania Smith

    Notes:

    6 Jun 2005, 11 Mar 2013

    Scoured genforum for SMITH, HARMON & HANDY. Alas, no new data...DAH

    Birth:
    Bledsoe County was formed in 1807 from land that was formerly Indian Land as well as land carved from Roane County. The county was named for Anthony Bledsoe (1739–1788), a soldier in the Revolutionary War and was an early settler of Sumner County. He was killed in an Indian attack at Bledsoe's Station.[4] ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bledsoe_County,_Tennessee

    Birth:
    Sequatchie County was created in 1857 from a portion of Hamilton County.[1] It was named for the Sequatchie Valley, which in turn had been named for a Cherokee chief. The word sequachee in Cherokee means, "opossum" or "he grins or runs."[5] Settlers began arriving in what is now Sequatchie by the early 19th century, drawn to the area by the fertile land in the valley.[1] ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sequatchie_County,_Tennessee

    Children:
    1. Martha Harmon was born 0May 1850, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; died 7 Mar 1947, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    2. Mary "Polly" Harmon was born 12 Nov 1852, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 9 Feb 1940, Montague County, Texas; was buried Perryman Cemetery, Forestburg, Montague County, Texas.
    3. Henry Lee Harmon was born 0Oct 1853, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 25 Feb 1936, Dayton, Rhea County, Tennessee; was buried 26 Feb 1936, Old Union Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    4. Frances E(lizabeth) "Fannie" Harmon was born 0Jul 1856, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died Aft 1920, (Hamilton County, Tennessee).
    5. 10. Joseph "Joe" Harmon was born 6 Oct 1858, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 1 Jan 1931, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    6. Frances "Frankie" Harmon was born 27 Mar 1860, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 7 Mar 1947, Morganville, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried 7 Mar 1947, Old Union Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    7. Susan Harmon was born 0___ 1864, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1891, (Cumberland County) Tennessee; was buried Crossville City Cemetery, Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee.

  7. 22.  William C(urby) Merriman was born 26 Aug 1827, North Carolina (son of William Merriman and Malitia Margaret Kirby); died 28 Nov 1890, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; was buried Johnson Cemetery, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farm labor
    • Census Name: William C Merryman
    • Census Name: William Mirriman
    • Birth: 0___ 1827, Georgia
    • Birth: 0___ 1830, North Carolina

    Notes:

    Re 1870 Warren County Census, p. 19.
    Have arbitrarily assigned this document to William...DAH

    MERRIMAN GRAVESITES - BLEDSOE COUNTY, TENNESSEE

    COLLIER CEMETERY

    Name DOB DOD

    Mitchell V. Merriman 11/23/1914 11/16/1997
    Mary Kate Stone Officer (Wife) 12/1/1918 Still Living
    Married 11/23/1941

    Virgil Rufus Merriman 4/7/1876 7/2/1963
    Eula Mae Brown (Wife) 6/7/1878 12/9/1952

    Maggie B. Moseley Merriman 5/24/1904 6/16/1937

    J. Willie Merriman 1898 1948
    Myrtle (Unknown) - Wife 1898 1964

    Joseph Graden Merriman 12/20/1895 12/29/1964
    Alice Rae (2nd Wife) 5/12/1905 No Date
    Nellie May Brown (1st Wife) 12/30/1896 6/16/1932

    Ovid Walton Merriman 9/27/1921 12/4/1989
    Daniel Paul Merriman 1/11/1907 2/23/1986

    Don Carlos Merriman 2/17/1912 5/8/1939

    James W. Merriman, Jr. 12/28/1921 4/8/1954

    Betty Merriman Staggs 6/29/1923 2/21/1998

    HOWARD WALKER CEMETERY http://files.usgwarchives.net/tn/bledsoe/cemeteries/hwalker.txt

    Hoyt Basil Merriman 9/22/1897 5/10/1970
    Susie Marie Smith Merriman (Wife) 9/9/1899 12/14/1939
    Olen Eugene Merriman (Son) 10/18/1926 8/16/1928

    James W. Merriman 1867 1944
    Melinda Jane Heard Hughes (Wife) 1863 1941

    JOHNSON LEWIS CEMETERY

    Addie Merriman 2/12/1888 3/6/1888
    Joe Merriman 3/17/1890 6/16/1890

    Abigale Byas Merriman 2/24/1851 2/16/1884

    Wiley F. Merriman 7/27/1842 8/21/1908

    W. T. Merriman 10/17/1874 12/21/1912

    S. J. Merriman 1837 (?) 11/28/1890 (?)
    William G. (or C.) Merriman
    (Husband of S. J.)

    OLD ROBERSON CEMETERY

    This cemetery was so overgrown and in the woods, that it was impossible to get to all the graves. It was late in the afternoon and when we reached the cemetery, we stumbled into a yellow jackets nest and had to leave immediately. Several relatives indicated that this was where Rufus Allen and Margaret Roberson Merriman are buried. On the next trip to Bledsoe County, I plan to revisit this cemetery and get as much information as possible. I do know that Margaret's parents are buried there, Col. Isaac Roberson and his wife, Elivira Cole. I was able to get a faint picture of their gravesites before being stung several times.

    William married Sarah J(ane) "Sally" Thomas (C. 1853), (Bledsoe County, Tennessee). Sarah (daughter of Henry M. Thomas and Elizabeth Hammond) was born 5 Dec 1827, Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; died 2 May 1907, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Johnson Cemetery, Bledsoe County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  8. 23.  Sarah J(ane) "Sally" Thomas was born 5 Dec 1827, Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tennessee (daughter of Henry M. Thomas and Elizabeth Hammond); died 2 May 1907, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Johnson Cemetery, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. Nancy Elizabeth "Nannie" Merriman was born 10 Aug 1854, (Bledsoe County) Tennessee; died 22 Dec 1919, Mangum, Greer County, Oklahoma; was buried White Flat Cemetery, Mangum, Greer County, Oklahoma.
    2. 11. Ella J(ane) Merriman was born 0___ 1856, (Bledsoe County) Tennessee; died 3 Mar 1889, (Sequatchie County) Tennessee.
    3. George A. Merriman was born 23 Jun 1856, (Bledsoe County) Tennessee; died 20 Jan 1931, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.
    4. Martha Josephine "Josie" Merriman was born 3 Feb 1861, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 11 Apr 1940, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried 13 Apr 1940, Rankin Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    5. Wiley D. Merriman was born 5 Jun 1864, (Sequatchie County) Tennessee; died 7 Jul 1931, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried 8 Jul 1931, Rankin Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    6. Semiramis "Simmie" Merriman was born 15 Apr 1866, Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; died 15 Apr 1958, Winchester, Franklin County, Tennessee.
    7. William Robert Merriman was born 18 Sep 1869, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 9 Feb 1931, Lanise, Wharton County, Texas; was buried 10 Feb 1931, El Campo, Wharton County, Texas.
    8. Richard "Dick" Merriman was born 0Mar 1870, (Sequatchie County) Tennessee.
    9. J. Levada "Lee" Merriman was born June 1872, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 17 Apr 1902, Gage, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

    26 May 2007:

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

    History and Genealogy
    Military Records > DeKalb County Confederate Pension Applications

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

    end of note

    New Bildad Primitive Baptist to Celebrate 200 Years

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

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

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

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

    end of description

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

    end of message

    Two Seed in the Spirit Predestinarian Baptists

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

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

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

    end of this history




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    Birth: Nov. 22, 1845
    DeKalb County
    Tennessee, USA
    Death: Feb. 25, 1908
    DeKalb County
    Tennessee, USA


    Family links:
    Spouse:
    Mellisa Asenith Potter Byars (1844 - 1913)

    Children:
    William Harrell Byars (1867 - 1947)*
    Mary Elizabeth Byars Cantrell (1888 - 1952)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
    Smithville
    DeKalb County
    Tennessee, USA

    Created by: G. W. Bowen
    Record added: Dec 18, 2011
    Find A Grave Memorial# 82106185

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Buried:
    Cemetery notes and/or description:

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

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


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

    Other Events:

    • Religion: Primitive Baptist
    • Also Known As: Mellisa Asenith Potter Byars
    • Also Known As: Senith
    • Census Name: Senie Byars

    Notes:

    Birth: Oct. 14, 1844
    Tennessee, USA
    Death: Oct. 24, 1913
    DeKalb County
    Tennessee, USA

    Daughter of Watson Cantrell Potter and Harriet Magness.

    Family links:
    Spouse:
    Perry Green Byars (1845 - 1908)*

    Children:
    William Harrell Byars (1867 - 1947)*
    Mary Elizabeth Byars Cantrell (1888 - 1952)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
    Smithville
    DeKalb County
    Tennessee, USA

    Created by: G. W. Bowen
    Record added: Dec 18, 2011
    Find A Grave Memorial# 82106339

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

    Buried:
    Cemetery notes and/or description:

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

    Notes:

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

    Residence (Family):
    in District 5

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

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

    Notes:

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

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

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

    Buried:
    no actual gravesite ... DAH

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


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

    Notes:

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

    IGI identifies her mother as "Mahala C.".

    5 Oct 2011:

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

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

    7 Oct 2011:

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

    Alas, no records for Lettie...DAH

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

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

    State Mental Hospitals

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

    17 Oct 2010:

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

    Buried:
    in an unmarked gravesite behind the Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute

    Died:
    Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute

    Notes:

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

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

  13. 28.  Samuel Clark "Clark" Swindle was born 11 Feb 1821, White County, Tennessee (son of Cason Swindle, Sr. and Elizabeth Condrey); died 9 Mar 1883, White County, Tennessee; was buried Swindell Cemetery, (Center Point) White County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Carpenter
    • Occupation: Farmer
    • Occupation: Saw Mill Tender
    • Also Known As: S. C. Swindell
    • Census Name: Clark Swindle
    • Census Name: Samuel G Swindle

    Notes:

    Remembered as a "mean ol' coot" by great-granddaughter Eula Swindell Winstead.

    Buried:
    Location: In small grove in pasture 250 ft. west Swindell Mill Road, 0.1 mi. north of Junction Woods Road. (35* 51.80' N, 85* 36.49'W)

    Description: Unfenced, trampled by cattle. Old, one tent-style grave.

    Surveyed: November 24, 2002 by Brenda Muncey

    Samuel married Tabitha "Little Granny" Moore 22 Aug 1844, White County, Tennessee. Tabitha (daughter of Samuel Ottison Moore and Malissa "Massee" Fisher) was born 0___ 1828, White County, Tennessee; died Aft 1880, White County, Tennessee; was buried (Swindell Cemetery, (Center Point) White County, Tennessee). [Group Sheet]


  14. 29.  Tabitha "Little Granny" MooreTabitha "Little Granny" Moore was born 0___ 1828, White County, Tennessee (daughter of Samuel Ottison Moore and Malissa "Massee" Fisher); died Aft 1880, White County, Tennessee; was buried (Swindell Cemetery, (Center Point) White County, Tennessee).

    Notes:

    Granny was a little-biddy somebody, well under 5'. Known as "Little Grannie".
    Kathy Bess Tugman has in her possesion the chair made for Little Grannie which stands only 12" off the floor...DAH

    "Cemetery-in-Pasture". Located about 1/2 mile beyond the intersection of the Old Kentucky Road and F.F.Road.This is on land originally owned by Cason Swindell, Sr. It used to have a fence around it and a number of graves.Now, only three have markers and can be read...Mrs.H.K. Renfrow."

    Buried:
    (Tom Woods' Farm)

    No headstone has been found for her..DAH

    Notes:

    Residence (Family):
    District 5

    Children:
    1. Ozias Denton Swindle was born 30 Sep 1844, White County, Tennessee; died 10 May 1914, White County, Tennessee; was buried Jericho Cemetery, Quebeck, White County, Tennessee.
    2. 14. James Monroe "Mon" Swindle was born 10 Feb 1846, White County, Tennessee; died 12 Mar 1904, (Green Briar Bend) White County, Tennessee; was buried Old Philadelphia Cemetery, Center Point, White County, Tennessee.
    3. Nancy Elizabeth "Nance" Swindle was born 22 Oct 1847, White County, Tennessee; died 22 May 1924, White County, Tennessee; was buried 25 May 1924, Mount Pisgah Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    4. Samuel A. Swindle was born 28 Sep 1848, White County, Tennessee; died 31 Dec 1888, White County, Tennessee; was buried Swindell Cemetery, (Center Point) White County, Tennessee.
    5. J. Indimian Swindell was born 22 Jul 1854, White County, Tennessee; died 14 Nov 1928, White County, Tennessee; was buried Spring Hill Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    6. C(lark) Lafayette "Lafayette" Swindle was born 21 Feb 1856, White County, Tennessee; died 4 Jul 1925, (Madison County) Alabama; was buried Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama.
    7. John P. Swindle was born 0___ 1857, White County, Tennessee.
    8. Stanton Swindle was born 0___ 1862, White County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1887, White County, Tennessee.
    9. William Garrett "Garrett" Swindle was born 24 Sep 1865, White County, Tennessee; died 25 Jul 1928, White County, Tennessee; was buried Old Philadelphia Cemetery, Center Point, White County, Tennessee.
    10. Mary T(abitha) Swindle was born 0___ 1868, White County, Tennessee; died 19 Aug 1897, White County, Tennessee; was buried Highland Cemetery, Sparta, White County, Tennessee.
    11. (Asberry Swindell) was born 0___ 1869, White County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1904, White County, Tennessee; was buried Old Philadelphia Cemetery, Center Point, White County, Tennessee.
    12. Charles Swindell was born 1 Jan 1872, White County, Tennessee; died 10 Jul 1946, Davidson County, Tennessee; was buried 12 Jul 1946, Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.

  15. 30.  Andrew Goodson was born 1799-1804, (Lincoln County) North Carolina (son of William Goodson and Mary Patton); died 0___ 1856, White County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farming
    • Census Name: Andrew Goodsen

    Notes:

    Andrew first appears in 1825, White Co.,TN tax records, as Andrew GOODSEN; "Early Tennessee Tax List", by Byron Sistler, p. 77. Also enumerated are;

    Goodson, John: 1811-Davidson Co.
    Goodson, John: 1812-Bedford Co.
    Goodson, John: 1812-Sullivan Co.
    Goodson, John: 1812-Sullivan Co.
    Goodson, John: 1796-Sullivan Co.
    Goodson, Joseph: 1800-Jefferson Co.
    Goodson, Micajah: 1805-Warren Co.
    Goodson, Micajah: 1812-Warren Co. (Note: No GOODSON listed in 1820 Census...DAH)
    Goodson, Sparrow John: 1805-Davidson Co.
    Goodson, William: 1800 Jefferson Co.

    Andrew is enumerated in the 1830 Middle Tennessee Census: 01001-010011
    Andrew is not enumerated in the 1830 White Co.,TN census and no other GOODSON

    1840 White Co.,TN Census, p. 10: (only GOODSON in the county)

    GOODSON, Andrew WH-22 000101-000001

    1/male: 15-20 (William: born 1820-1825)
    1/male: 30-40 (Andrew: born 1800-1810)

    1/female: 30-40 (Unnamed first wife: born 1800-1810) She is not listed in the 1850 census, presumed deceased by that census-taking...DAH


    1850 White Co.,TN Census, District V, family 622, p. 59:

    Andrew GOODSON 50 m NC
    Charlotte 21 f TN
    John L. 15 m TN (Note: Does not appear in 1860 White Co., census...DAH)
    Jane 50 f TN (Sister to Andrew...DAH)
    Rebecca 2 f TN
    Elizabeth 1 f TN
    Elizabeth COBB 60 f NC (Sister to Andrew...DAH)

    Note: Birth-dates diverge for Andrew & Charlotte...DAH

    1860 White Co., TN Census; as annotated in, "The Families of White County, Tennessee in 1860", by Harold Wallace, and appeared in, "Ansearchin News", Spring, 1981, p. 41:

    "696-681 Charlotte GOODSON 27 TN,
    Rebecca 12,
    Mary E. 10,
    Mitchell 9,
    Louisa 6,
    Jane LATHAM, 60

    Wallace's note;

    "In 1850 Family #622 was

    Andrew Goodson 51 NC, farmer,
    Charlotte 21 [wife?],
    Rebecca 2,
    Elizabeth 1,
    John L. 15 TN,
    Jane 50 &
    Elizabeth COBB 60 NC.

    In 1870 Mitchell/Michael, the three girls and Jane Latham were still at home."

    Abstracted from the, "Philadelphia Baptist Church of Christ Record: 1839-1940", transcribed by Shirley Barnes, 1997;

    "Second Sat. in April 1842 (9 Apr 1842)

    The Church of Christ at Philadelphia met and after set in order (?) (to) open a door for the (?) of members and (?) brother Andrew Goodson into our Christian fellowship..."

    "Second Sat. in August (8 Aug 1846)
    The old baptist church of christ at Philadelphia met and after worship set in order call for referance none found the , the church wish to represent it self in the _____ and brother Andrew Goodson, A. Moss _________________as we were at the last assonation? (association) The same No

    "Second Saturday in April 1848 (8 Apr 1848)
    ...the present clerk not being present appointed Mr. Watson Cantrell clerk protim for the present day, the case of Bro. Andrew Goodson take up and laid over till next meeting in course..."

    "Second Sat. in May (13 May 1848)

    The church met and after worship set in order, called for the fellowship, (2) took up the case of brother Goodson and he is excluded for not obeying the church, then dismist(sp) in order."

    Note: This record does not delineate offenses committed by Andrew Goodson nor are there any further references to him. The inference is that Andrew was expelled for his incestuous marriage to Charlotte, his niece...DAH

    1840 Census - White County, Tennessee - 5th Civil District Page 22

    Family: Goodson, Andrew
    Free White Males 15 to 20: 1
    Free White Males 30 to 40: 1
    Free White Females 30 to 40: 1

    Name Age Sex Race Occupation

    Goodson, Andrew 50 M W Farming NC

    Goodson, Charlotte 21 F W TN

    Goodson, John L. 15 M W TN

    Goodson, Jane 80 F W TN

    Goodson, Rebecca 2 F W TN

    Goodson, Elizabeth 1 F W TN

    Cobb, Elizabeth 60 F W NC

    1840 White County Census:

    Family: Goodson, Andrew
    Free White Males 15 to 20: 1
    Free White Males 30 to 40: 1
    Free White Females 30 to 40: 1

    Andrew married Charlotte "Lottie" Latham 23 Dec 1847, White County, Tennessee. Charlotte (daughter of (Joseph Latham) and Jane "Polly" Goodson) was born 0___ 1829, (White County) Tennessee; died 0___ 1908, (White County, Tennessee). [Group Sheet]


  16. 31.  Charlotte "Lottie" LathamCharlotte "Lottie" Latham was born 0___ 1829, (White County) Tennessee (daughter of (Joseph Latham) and Jane "Polly" Goodson); died 0___ 1908, (White County, Tennessee).

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: widowed
    • Residence: 0___ 1880, White County, Tennessee
    • Residence: 0___ 1890, White County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Lucile Byars Hennessee recalls her mother identifying "Lottie" as "Lottie Latham".
    White County Marriage Records lists her as, "Lottie Little"...DAH

    1870 Census - White County, Tennessee - 5th Civil District, Shady Grove June 16, 1870 Page 16 Dwelling 115, Family 115

    Name Age Gender Race Occupation Real Personal Birthplace

    Goodson, Charlotte 35 F W Keeping house 500 400 TN

    Goodson, Rebecca 22 F W Without occupation TN

    Goodson, Elizabeth 20 F W Without occupation TN

    Goodson, Michael 18 M W Works on farm TN

    Goodson, Louisa 16 F W Without occupation TN

    Lathum, Jane 60 F W TN

    Residence:
    in her son Michael's household

    Residence:
    in her son Michael's household...

    Notes:

    Residence (Family):
    Head of Household

    Value of Property: $500 Real Estate & $400 Personal

    Children:
    1. 15. Rebecca "Becky" Goodson was born 22 Mar 1848, White County, Tennessee; died 13 Apr 1931, White County, Tennessee; was buried Old Philadelphia Cemetery, Center Point, White County, Tennessee.
    2. Michael Goodson was born 0___ 1851, White County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1907, (White County, Tennessee).
    3. Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Goodson was born 0___ 1849, White County, Tennessee; died 0Feb 1935, Rose, Mayes County, Oklahoma; was buried Rose Cemetery, Rose, Mayes County, Oklahoma.
    4. Louisa "Lou" Goodson was born 0___ 1854, White County, Tennessee; died Aft 1870, (White County, Tennessee).


Generation: 6

  1. 32.  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.

    *

    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

    *

    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...

    *

    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]


  2. 33.  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. 16. 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. 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.

  3. 34.  Obediah Jennings was born ~ 1775, North Carolina (son of (John Jennings) and (Mary LNU)); died SUMMER 1830, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Surveyor
    • Religion: Primitive Baptist
    • Also Known As: Obadiah Jennings
    • Probate: 12 Apr 1832, Warren County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    "The parents of Obediah are not proven but his name was thought to be Royal Obediah and if so, he is listed in the Grainger Co.,TN will of Royal Jennings, Sr. Others say his name was Pleasant Obediah and that he is the Pleasant Jennings mentioned in the will. All unproven...CGL"

    Note: Seems more likely that Obediah is a brother to Royal...DAH.

    Re: Obediah Jennings of Claiborne/Warren TN

    Posted by: Walter Dreier Date: January 10, 2002 at 17:31:19

    In Reply to: Re: Obediah Jennings of Claiborne/Warren TN by Dana of 5891


    I have proof that Obadiah Jennings, (the surveyor)who died in 1839 in Warren Co. Tenn. was in Grainger Co. Tenn. by 1796. His name is on a marriage bond application. in County records. He left the area for Warren Co. in about 1805

    Family members say that Obadiah died and is buried under a Rock Fence on a farm belonging to Gobel Jennings. in Warren Co

    A descendent took my wife and I out to that site in 1980. There are several big rocks in the area,-but there is no sign of individual grave marking any graves.Some family descendants think he might have used another name,in Virginia and that he was really Pleasant Obadiah Jennings. He did have a son named Pleasant who was killed by Yankees looking for deserters. I attached the the name of "The Surveyor" to our Obadiah to distinguish him from the Rev. Obadiah Jennings-a distinguished minister in Nashville who died the same year as Obadiah. He did surveying work in Warren Co.
    _____

    Excerpted from "The Warren County,TN Will Book I", abstracted and compiled by Betty Moore Majors, p. 10:

    "pg 52. 12 Apr 1830. The will of Obadiah Jennings.

    I, Obadiah Jennings, being low in body but of sound mind and disposing memory, knowing life is uncertain and death certain, after committing my soul to God that gave it, and my body to the Earth, I now set about to fix my worldly affairs.

    1st, I wish all my debts and funeral expenses paid. I give my loving wife Elizabeth Jennings stock, furniture [etc.] and sufficient provision for one year. My desire is that all the rest of my estate, both real and personal be sold and equally divided, and that part which fall to daughter Sally Hennisee that of her legacy be and remain in the hands of my executors and be paid out by them as her "kneads" may require and that part which falls to my daughter Nancy Watley to remain in the hands of my executors to give to her as they may think her kneads require, and in addition I wish my loving daughter Elizabeth to have a horse beast, bridle and saddle, bed and furniture, and my son Riol to have a bed and furniture. I wish my executors to pay to my loving wife Elizabeth $300.00 out of the proceeds of my estate.

    After the sale of the estate [the money is to be] paid to my heirs, to wit:
    Rutha Smith,
    Jesse Gennings,
    Polly Griffith,
    Lear Gennings,
    John Gennings,
    Sally Hennisee,
    Nancy Watley,
    Elizabeth Gennings,
    and Riol Jennings.

    Executors Audley Harrison and William McGregor

    Witnesses: Haston S. Crim and Frances Cardwell."

    _____________

    Found in the Jennings genforum, submitted by Carin, fourpawsjake@worldnet.att.net;

    Documented Notes on Jennings and Allied Families by Doughtie

    Page 906

    Obidiah Jennings, Sr. married Ruth Dodson, a daughter of Jesse Dodson of Halifax and Pittsylvania County, Virginia to Hawkins County, Tennessee settling in the part that later became Grainger County. He is buried in the Matlock Cemetery in McMinn County, Tennessee. Obidiah Jennings, Sr. and Ruth Dodson had a son Obidiah Jennings who married Minnie McGee. Obidiah Jennings, Sr. had a sister who married Marion Clendening Drake in Warren County, Tennessee.
    ________

    October Second Saturday 1806. Church met at Big Spring (Primitive Baptist Church, Claiborne County, Tennessee) and after worship proceeded to business.

    1st Hannah Hill, Mercurius and Rachel Cook took their seats.

    2nd Agreed to petition the Association for an alteration of their citing from Thursday to Saturday.

    3rd Association letter read and approved.

    4th Reference relative to Ritchard Harper continued to the 14th day of this month.

    William and Nancy Stroud, Obediah and Elisabeth Jennings, Jesse and Ruth Dodson and Dodson's Sukey and James Cunningham dismisd by letter.

    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".

    Obediah married Elizabeth Dodson (~ 1793), (North Carolina). Elizabeth (daughter of Jesse Buford Dodson, Sr. and Ruth Dodson) was born 0___ 1776, (Halifax County) Commonwealth of Virginia; died 18 May 1850, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  4. 35.  Elizabeth Dodson was born 0___ 1776, (Halifax County) Commonwealth of Virginia (daughter of Jesse Buford Dodson, Sr. and Ruth Dodson); died 18 May 1850, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Warren County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Buried:
    on Gobel Jennings Farm, Harrison's Ferry, Warren County, Tennessee

    Children:
    1. Rutha "Ruthie" Jennings was born 6 Jan 1796, Grainger County, Tennessee; died 9 Jan 1878, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    2. Nancy Jennings was born 0___ 1798, (Grainger County, Tennessee).
    3. John Jennings was born (Grainger County, Tennessee).
    4. Mary "Polly" Jennings was born 10 Jan 1800, (Grainger County, Tennessee); died 16 Oct 1854, Fayette County, Illinois; was buried Bob Doan Cemetery, Fayette County, Illinois.
    5. Rial Jennings was born 0___ 1801, (Grainger County, Tennessee).
    6. Leah Jennings was born 1801, (Grainger County, Tennessee).
    7. Jesse Dodson Jennings was born 23 Dec 1802, (Grainger County) Tennessee; died 27 Jul 1884, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    8. Tabitha Jennings was born (Grainger County, Tennessee).
    9. Isham Dodson Jennings was born 0Mar 1805, (Grainger County) Tennessee; died 22 Sep 1877, Fayette County, Illinois; was buried Bob Doan Cemetery, Fayette County, Illinois.
    10. Elizabeth Jennings was born 12 Apr 1812, (Warren County) Tennessee; died 23 Dec 1877, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    11. 17. Sarah "Sally" Jennings was born 27 Jun 1814, (Warren County) Tennessee; died 10 Aug 1887, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Warren County, Tennessee.

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

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

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

    Occupation:
    property taxed at $2700

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

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


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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

    Excerpts from the will of Rachel Wilcher Hennessee...

    August 15, 1878

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

    to my grandson Philander Hennessee,

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

    daughter Nancy Gillentine,

    grandson Mortimer Pursley,

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

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

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

    Witnesses: Alexander Harrison and James Barnes.

    Signed: Rachel Hennessee

    end

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

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

    end

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

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

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

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

  7. 38.  Elijah "Grandsir" Dodson was born 17 Sep 1785, (Halifax County) Commonwealth of Virginia (son of Jesse Buford Dodson, Sr. and Ruth Dodson); died 0___ 1858, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.

    Notes:

    Twin to Elisha.

    Elijah married Sarah "Sallie" McGregor (Warren County, Tennessee). Sarah (daughter of William "Will" McGregor, Jr. and Mary Jane "Martha" Stiles) was born 0___ 1792, Bute County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1868, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111. [Group Sheet]


  8. 39.  Sarah "Sallie" McGregor was born 0___ 1792, Bute County, North Carolina (daughter of William "Will" McGregor, Jr. and Mary Jane "Martha" Stiles); died 0___ 1868, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.

    Notes:

    Birth:
    now Franklin Co.

    Children:
    1. Robert Dodson was born 10 May 1811, (Warren County) Tennessee; died 19 Mar 1879, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. Eli Dodson was born 2 May 1813, Warren County, Tennessee; died 25 Feb 1876, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. Mary Ann "Polly" Dodson was born 14 Oct 1814, Warren County, Tennessee; died 10 Mar 1905, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    4. Richmond Dodson was born 25 Jan 1818, Warren County, Tennessee; died 23 May 1872, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    5. 19. Maxa "Maxie" Dodson was born 18 Mar 1824, Warren County, Tennessee; died 17 Aug 1899, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Hennessee Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    6. Myra Dodson was born 1821-1825, Warren County, Tennessee; died 17 Jul 1869, Warren County, Tennessee.
    7. Temperance "Tempie" Dodson was born 26 Feb 1831, Warren County, Tennessee; died 0Feb 1918, Texas; was buried Durant, Oklahoma.

  9. 40.  William Harmon was born ~ 1765, North Carolina; died Bef 1840, (Bledsoe County, Tennessee).

    Other Events:

    • Alt Birth: (1760-1770), North Carolina
    • Alt Death: 0___ 1840, Bledsoe County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    I've been searching for William's antecedents for 25+ years and to no avail. I cannot connect him to any HARMON family. Read further as we have many clues...DAH

    end of note

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Classroomfurniture.com
    To: fburris1@bellsouth.net
    Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2006 6:09 PM
    Subject: HARMON


    Hello Gloria. Ran across your inquiry from 2000 on the Genforum re Hiram HARMON. Have you had any luck with his pedigree. My HARMON progenitor was William, born circa 1800. He has issue named, 'Jacob' and 'Leonard'. Figure there must be a connection. Can you help? Thanks. David Hennessee

    Tantalizing query...

    http://genforum.genealogy.com/tn/messages/5688.html

    HIRAM HARMON > NC.TN
    Posted by: Gloria Fay Burris Date: January 13, 2000 at 14:54:09
    of 30300

    In search of parents/siblings of HIRAM HARMON. He was born abt 1804 Randolph Co NC & died before 1890 Campbell Co TN. He married October 25, 1828 Knox Co TN to Sarah "Sallie" YORK born abt 1801 Randolph Co NC & died before 1853 Campbell Co TN. Hiram fathered [11] known children by this union. He married 2nd, December 4, 1853 Campbell Co TN to Rebecca ROACH, [4] children.

    "Vol 7, No 1, P. 15 of the Randolph Co NC Quarterly," Court of Pleas of Q Sessions Aug term 1808; ordered that Hiram [HERMAN] Harmon, 3 years old be bound to John AMICK who is to give him when he arrives to the age of 21 a horse & saddle & bridle worth $60 & a good suit of clothes for Sunday.

    William HARMON was listed in the 1803 Randolph Co NC Tax List. He was the only Harmon that may have died in Randolph Co prior to 1808.

    Listed in the 1790 Randolph Co NC Census Records.
    Leonard Harmon 03 00 03 00 00
    William Harmon 01 01 01 00 00

    Listed in the 1791-1809 Randolph Co NC Census Records.
    George Harmon 21010-30010-00
    Jacob Harmon 31010-00010-00
    Leonard Harmon 00001-20101-00
    Mathias Harmon 41101-21101-00

    Please, can anyone help?

    Gloria Fay Burris
    222 Cumberland View Estates
    Lake City, Tennessee 37769
    A-United States
    865-426-6121
    gloriafayburris@comcast.net

    Update: September 27, 2014: I spoke to Gloria this morning and she informs me that she has not been able to connect her Hiram HARMON ... DAH

    end of note

    ___________

    Several clues within this message...DAH

    http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?byrd::harmon::58.html

    Jacob Harmon of Virginia and Kenutcky

    Posted by: Richard Davis Date: March 01, 1998 at 22:50:04
    of 5775

    Does anyone have additonal information on the children of Jacob Harmon? Jacob was born about 1730, the son of Jacob Harmon (b. c 1705-d. 1756) of New River, Virginia and died after 1801 at either Pulaski County, Kentucky or Livingstone County, Kentucky. He was married to Sarah who was still alive in 1801. He was probably the father of the following children;

    1. Jacob Harmon Jr., b. c 1752. d. 1839, Garrard County, Ky.
    2. Israel Harmon, b. c 1754. d. after 1805, probably at Livingstone County, Ky. He was married Keziah Thompson in 1788 at Lincoln County, Ky.
    3. William Harmon, b. c 1758. d. bet 1794 and 1799 at either Montgomery County, Virginia or Pulaski County, Ky.
    4. Lowes/Louisa Harmon, b. c 1760. She married Jonathan Taylor of Garrard County, Ky.
    5. John Harmon, b. c 1767. d. after 1825, Marion County, Indiana. He married Elizabeth Byrd in 1787.
    6. ?Valentine Harmon, b. c 1769. he married Mary Thompson at Lincoln County, Ky in 1793.
    7. Mary Harmon, b. c1771. She married James Baxter in 1789 at Lincoln County, Ky.
    8. Rachel Harmon, b. c1774. She married Joseph Horn in 1794 at Lincoln County, Ky.

    28 Jun 2009

    I think that Jacob may be William's father given:

    a. His age
    b. William's first male child is named 'Jacob Byrd Harmon'...DAH

    Go to http://www.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/ky/whitley/1820/index.txt for listing of Jacob & Valentine who are enumerated in the 1820 Whitley Co.,KY Federal census

    Males Females
    Head of Household to-10 10-15 16-18 18-25 25-44 45+ to-10 10-15 16-18 18-25 25-44 45+


    Jacob 3 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 1

    After further speculation, this Jacob appears to be a sibling of William...DAH

    Another possible antecedent for William...

    20 Sep 2009: [Not likely my William...DAH]

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

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

    "Harmen, Wm 1,4,4,0,0"

    1790 Census North Carolina
    Rutherford County Morgan District

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

    end of note

    David

    I have a family of children who may belong to William or they may belong to his brother Israel-I am not sure at this point. William may not have had any children that we are aware of or he may be the family of these children listed by Sarah (Harmon) Crosby (1808-1888) in 1880 and 1881 in a family temple record;

    Three children at least by Jenny Gibson;

    1. Stephen Harmon (1779-1850).

    2. Samuel Harmon (1780-1845).

    3. Sarah (Sally) Harmon (b. c1782)

    These children by Jenny or another wife (order unknown);

    4. Henry Harmon (c1787-1826). This is my ancestor.

    5. Jacob Harmon.

    6. Israel Harmon.

    7. Rebecca Harmon.

    8. Lydia Harmon.

    Susan (Harmon) Crosby, only listed those children that she believed to be dead by 1881, so there may have been more. These children may not have lived to maturity but had to have reached at least the age of 8 years because they were temple records. Sarah was the daughter of the above listed Stephen Harmon and did not know the name of her grandfather.

    I know that Israel (c1753-after1805) had daughters named Rebecca and Lydia Harmon so these children may all belong to Israel. If so, then William is not the father of those eight children and may not have had any children that we are aware of born between 1782 and 1803. I only know that William lived over in Montgomery County (later Wythe County), Virginia from 1782 to 1794, then surveyed land in Puluski County, Kentucky in 1798 (but was not taxed there), then was maybe the William Harmon who witnesses a deed over in that same part of Virginia in 1802. He is then found marrying Susanna Ferguson in 1803 at Livingston County, Kentucky and disappears. In 1803 also living at Livingston County, Kentucky were Israel Harmon (c1753-after1805) and the above listed Samuel Harmon (1780-1845).

    I am in Virginia until next week but will be able to help you track down one of your distant Harmon cousin when I get back home.

    Richard

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

    From: info@classroomfurniture.com
    To: richnlisad@comcast.net
    Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2012 5:55:09 AM
    Subject: RE: William Harmon

    Hello Richard.

    Many thanks for your thoughtful summary. Please tell me your William’s issue. Am seeking Harmon descendants for the DNA test, however, am having trouble locating a male member of the family but will keep looking… Thank you,

    David Hennessee

    800.327.3380 Voice

    866.746.3813 Fax

    www.thehennesseefamily.com

    info@classroomfurniture.com

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    From: richnlisad@comcast.net [mailto:richnlisad@comcast.net]
    Sent: Sunday, October 07, 2012 1:21 AM
    To: info@classroomfurniture.com
    Subject: William Harmon

    David

    This is what I know about the William Harmon who belongs to our family.

    William Harmon was granted land in 1782 on Crooked Creek at Montgomery County, Virginia. He lived on that land until 1793/1794 and then moves away. He was probably the William Harmon who surveyed land on 3 Oct 1798 at Lincoln County (now Pulaski County), Kentucky. Pulaski County was created from Lincoln County in 1799 and in that year Jacob Harmon was taxed on land which was entered and surveyed by William Harmon. In Jacob's household he had one other white male taxable over age 21 and two white male taxables under 21 but above the age of 16.

    The Jacob Harmon in the 1799 tax was born about 1730 and was married to Sarah. He was taxed there again in 1800 and then left. The young men in his household in 1799 were his grandsons. Jacob had son named Israel (b. c1753) who was living in Livingston County, Kentucky in 1802 when he by oath in court stated that Stephen, Samuel and Sally Harmon were the lawfull children of Jenny Harmon, late Jenny Gibson, daughter of Isac Gibson, deceased.

    At this point it is not known if these children are the children of the William Harmon who had land in Pulaski County, Kentucky or were children of Israel Harmon by a first marriage. According to Stephen Harmon's (1779-1850) daughter Sarah (Harmon) Crosby in 1881, her grandmother was Jenny Gibson, but did not know her grandfather's name. Besides, Stephen, Samuel and Sally Harmon, she also wrote that she was the niece of Rebeca Harmon and Lydia Harmon and also Henry Harmon (my ancestor). Taylor Crosby, the son of Sarah (Harmon) Crosby also said that he was the nephew of Israel Harmon and Jacob Harmon.

    Anyway, a bunch of my Harmons went to Livingston County, Kentucky in about 1802. A William Harmon shows up also in the 1803 tax list for Livingston County with no land and one horse. He married Susanna Ferguson daughter of John Ferguson and Phyliis Alston on 1 Nov 1804 at Livingston County. He leaves Livingston County after 1804.

    I thought he may be related to my Harmons there in Livingston County, but I could not fit him in any family because I assumed that he was probably in his 20s when he married. However, after checking the Bledsoe County, Tennessee census for the year 1830, it shows that he was born between 1760 and 1770 and his wife born in the 1780s. He was apparently 15 to 25 years older than his wife. Meaning he was old enough to have been the same William who entered land in Virginia in 1782 and then in Kentucky in 1798 and the one who possibly married Susanna Ferguson as a scond wife. The Bledseo County William is your ancestor.

    I do not know where William went after 1804. Susanna Ferguson's father and brothers left for Madison County, Illinois after 1810, but I could not find this William and Susanna Harmon living there.

    He may be the William Harmon who was a chain carrier for the survey of land at Knox County for Valentine Harmon on 24 Jun 1807. I am not sure this is my William, but we do have a lot of Valentine Harmons in our family. This Valentine Harmon (1766-1845) left Knox County about 1816 and went to Whitley County, Kentucky. This Valentine was born in Virginia.

    I am not sure if your William Harmon and my William Harmon are the same one, but DNA will tell us if they are. I found one of my distant Harmon cousins who just ordered the Y-DNA test from FamilyTreeDNA.com last Thursday. So you have something to compare to if you can find someone to from your family to take the test. If you don't match us you may match the one of the other Harmons who tested. I see that there are 10 matches already for the Harmon family from Newberry County, South Carolina. That family was from Melchior Hermann (b. 1715) who had a son Leonard Harmon.

    There are other families form North Carolina and Virginia that you may be related to. There are 149 who have taken the test so far. The big thing that may indicate that your William is not the same as my William is that Jacob Byrd Harmon and his sister Mary both stated in the 1880 census at Sequatchie County that their father was born in North Carolina. Our Harmons went straight from Virginia to Kentucky. It may be possible that Jacob and Mary did not know where their father was born. Their mother was born in North Carolina

    Let me know if you find someone to take the test.

    Best regards Richard

    end of note

    Hello Richard.

    I tracked down and interviewed James Edward Harmon. Look at his pedigree:
    http://thehennesseefamily.com/ahnentafel.php?personID=I35263&tree=hennessee&generations=

    Please telephone my cell number when you can and

    Thank you,
    David Hennessee
    800.327.3380 Voice
    561.352.1052 Cell
    866.746.3813 Fax
    www.classroomfurniture.com
    info@classroomfurniture.com
    'We make it easy...'

    From: richnlisad@comcast.net [mailto:richnlisad@comcast.net]
    Sent: Monday, April 15, 2013 2:05 PM
    To: David Hennessee
    Subject: Harmon DNA test

    David

    I just noticed that the results came back for the DNA test for William Bryan Harmon. You can see him on the Y-DNA match page when you go to FamilyTreeDNA.com and search the Harmon project. I added his test to the Harmon/Harman Project. His kit is #262526.

    He matches very closely to two other Harmons. One is James Edward Harmon whose e-mail is eharmon@bledsoe.net . He matched 36 of 37 markers which means he is a very close relative to William Bryan Harmon. I emailed him to see how far back he has his Harmon Family. since he his e-mail had bledsoe.net in it, I wonder if he is from Bledsoe County, Tennessee. If he responds I will forward the e-mail to you.

    There is another match to a man name Harmon on 35 of 37 markers. That means that he is a fairly close match. He has his test as "private" and so I can't send him an email to ask him about his ancestors. I will send a message to the adminstrator of the Harmon Project to see if he is a member of that project and if they can forward a message.

    One thing I do know is that your DNA test does not match my Harmon family, which came out of New River, Virginia. My kit number is #257899 under Jacob Harmon and Sarah Lorton on the match page. We have too many markers that don't match.

    It is probable that your ancestor William Harmon who married Susan was born in North Carolina just as his children indicated in census records.

    I will keep you posted.

    Best regards

    Richard

    end of note

    HARMON/HARMAN/HERMAN SURNAME DNA PROJECT: http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Harmonsurname/

    Administrators
    CathyHrmon@aol.com , Group Administrator
    MOOLOOLABA@AOL.COM , Group Co-Administrator

    Surnames
    Harman, Harmon, Herman, Hermann, Hermon, Herrmann, Hoerman

    Background
    This project began in 2003. We are using the y-chromosome kits to test Harmon/Harman male participants and variations of the name including the ones below.

    Definition: A patronymic surname which means "soldier, army man, or warrior" derived from the germanic elements "heri," meaning army and "mann," meaning man. HARMON and HERMON are common English variants of this surname.

    Surname Origin: British Isles and Germany

    Alternate Surname Spellings: HERRMAN, HERMANN, HERMAN

    end of note

    Welcome to the Harmon/Harman/Herman Family Tree DNA Project. Your administrators for this project are Cathy Harmon, cathyhrmon@aol.com and Carolyn Scott, Mooloolaba@aol.com

    If you wish to communicate with other participants in this project or have questions about test results, upgrades, etc., please contact either of us. We hope the results will help you uncover matches and discover new connections.

    end of note

    Surname: Harmon

    This unusual and interesting surname has a very ancient history. It is one of the Norman forms of the Germanic personal name "Hermann", composed of the elements "heri, hari" meaning army, plus "man", man. The first known bearer was "Arminus", the 1st Century leader of a tribe called the "Cherusci", recorded by the Latin historian Tacitus. The popularity of the name is borne out by the large number of surnames it has generated throughout Europe; in England the inherited Norman forms existing in the modern idiom are Hearmon, Harmon, Herman, Harmon, Harmond, Harmant, and Hermon. The name development includes: Robert Hereman (1196, Norfolk), William Heremond (1296, Sussex), and John Harman (1327, Suffolk). London Church Records list the marriage of Constantine Harmon to Margaret Fenton, on October 31st 1570 at St. Mary Abchurch, and John Harmon to Alice Mason, on October 10th 1572 at St. Botolph's, Bishopsgate. A Coat of Arms granted to a Harmon family is silver, in base a red crescent issuant therefrom a green rose branch, blue flowered. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Willelmus Hermannus, which was dated 1141 - 1149, in the "Records of Holme", Norfolk, during the reign of King Stephen, known as "Count of Blois", 1135 - 1154. 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.

    end of note

    William married Susan LNU Bef 1812, (Tennessee). Susan was born 0___ 1787, Tennessee; died 0___ 1870, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  10. 41.  Susan LNU was born 0___ 1787, Tennessee; died 0___ 1870, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Residence: 0___ 1840, Bledsoe County, Tennessee
    • Residence: 0___ 1850, Marion County, Tennessee
    • Residence: 0___ 1860, Sequatchie County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    CENSUS: 1840 US Census. Susan Harmon (50-60yrs) living in Bledsoe, Tennessee. Children in the home are: 2 females Polly (20-30yrs), 3 males Jacob (15-20yrs), 1 male (10-15yrs) and 1 female (10-15yrs)

    1850 US Census. J. B. and Caroline Harmon are living in Marion District 1, Tennessee. Children in the home are Mary and William. The family lives near (1) Polly Elliot who has in her home Nancy Elliot, James Cannon (Laborer) and SUSAN HARMON (60yrs) and (2) William B and Margarett Elliot with their children: Josia, Elsa, Jonathan, Nancy, George W, Sarah, Marah J, William, July A, and Zachariah

    1860 US Census. Polly Elliot (47yrs) and Susan Harmon (73yrs) living in Sequatchie, Tennessee. They are living near William B Elliot with his family and William B Harmon with his family

    Enumerated in 1840 Bledsoe Co.,TN Census and implied as widow, "Harmon, Susan 0013/00102001".
    Enumerated with daughter, "Polly", in 1860 Sequatchie Co.,TN...DAH

    Notes:

    Residence (Family):
    CENSUS: 1815 Tax List for Bledsoe, Tennessee listed a William Hamon. (Probably mispelled or error in translation.
    1830 US Census William Harmon (60-70yrs) and his wife, Susan (40-50yrs) living in Bledsoe, Tennessee. Children in the home are: 3 females (15-20yrs), 3 males (5-10yrs), 1 male (0-5yrs) and 1 female (0-5yrs).

    BIRTH: As per 1830 US Census, William is 60-70yrs (1760-1770)

    Residence (Family):
    Children in the home are: 3 females (15-20yrs), 3 males (5-10yrs), 1 male (0-5yrs) and 1 female (0-5yrs).

    Children:
    1. Mary "Polly" Harmon was born 25 Jun 1812, Marion County, Tennessee; died 17 Apr 1897, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Old Union Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    2. Leonard Harmon was born 0___ 1822, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; died ~ 1872, Howell County, Missouri.
    3. Jacob Byrd Harmon was born 2 Jun 1823, (Bledsoe County) Tennessee; died 3 Jun 1894, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Mansfield Cemetery No. 2, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    4. 20. William Bartley "Bart" Harmon was born 0___ 1826, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1880, (Sequatchie County) Tennessee.

  11. 42.  David Smith was born 0___ 1770, (Jefferson County, Tennessee); died 0___ 1841, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Farming
    • Birth: 0___ 1775
    • Residence: 0___ 1830, Bledsoe County, Tennessee
    • Residence: 0___ 1840, Bledsoe County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    David Smith, progenitor of this line, was born between 1770-1780 somewhere in Tennessee...Thomas Beavert

    Reference 1840 Bledsoe Co.,TN, Census, p. 10, :

    "Smith,David 00011001/01111001"

    Notes for Susannah Handy...

    Abstracted from "Reconstructed 1810 Tennessee Census", by Charles A. Sherrill, 2001, p. 227:

    "Handy, Vicey Smith Co., apprenticed to Jesse Smith Source #46"

    note: Source #46, "Smith County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Minutes 1808-1811"...DAH

    10 May 2006:

    Posit: Could Jesse be father to David?...DAH

    24 Nov 2007: Website by Donna Sadler Doty; ddoty@bellsouth.net

    http://bellsouthpwp.net/d/d/ddoty/Smith%20Register/RR01/RR01_001.HTM#P654


    First Generation

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    1. David SMITH, GGG Grandfather, S530, M. Born in 1770-1780 in Tennessee. David died in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, in 1841; he was 71. Occupation: Farmer.

    Bledsoe County Circuit Court Minutes 1834-1841. P-360; Friday, July 12th, 1839

    The State VS. Skelton C. Standefer Misdemeanor

    The attorney general reported to Court the following bill of cost as correctly taxed.
    Deputy Shff Thomas N. Foster for conveying defendant from the Jail in Bledsoe County to the house of Judge Keiths in McMinn County on a writ of Habeas Corpus 46 Miles going & 46 Miles returning, making 92 miles at 10¢ pr. Mile=$9.20
    Const. Jno. G. Lamb arrest 50¢ Summoning 6 witnesess 25¢ each=$2.00
    Witness for the State David Smith: 1 day 1.00, 120 miles 4.80, ferry 25¢, pekeage 25¢ = 6.30
    Witness for the State G. W. Smith, 1 day $1.00, 120 miles $4.80, Ferrys 25¢, Pekeage .25¢ = 6.30
    Witness for the State Jonathan Pope: 1 day $1.00, 116 Miles $4.64, Ferry 25¢, Peakeage 25¢ = 5.89

    And it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the offense charged in the warrant was a Misdemeanor & that the said defendant was discharged on Habeas Corpus. It is considered by the Court that the Clerk of this Court certify the foregoing bill of costs to the County Court for allowance.

    P-381; 1839, David Smith VS Martha Standefer

    Alexander Lamb acting Justice of the peace in and for the county of Bledsoe returned into Court the following proceedings had before him in this cause to wit.
    State of Tennessee Bledsoe County

    To any lawful officer of said County I command you to Summons Martha Standefer to appear before some Justice of said County to answer David Smith in a plea of Debt under warrant Given under my hand and seal January 1, 1839 Joel Wheeler (Seal), Justice of the Peace. Executed the 8th Jan 1839 by citing the defendant to appear Esquire Lamb he same day at 12 o'clock. Jasp Hoge Const.

    1840 United States Federal Census Record
    Name: David Smith
    Township: Not Stated
    County: Bledsoe
    State: Tennessee
    Number of persons in household: 8 Total
    Males: Age 15-20 1; Males Age 20-30: 1; Male Age 50-60: 1
    Females: Age 5-10:1; Age 10-15: 1; Age 15-20:1; Age 20-30: 1; Age 50-60: 1
    Ages of persons in household: See above
    Occupation information: Farmer

    On 27 Mar 1816 when David was 46, he married Susan HANDY, GGG Grandmother, H530, F, in Jefferson County, Tennessee. Born in 1784 in Tennessee. Susan died in Tennessee aft 1870; she was 86.

    They had the following children:

    2 i. Gilbert W., M (1819-~1859)
    3 ii. Elizabeth, F (1823-1882)
    4 iii. Malkijah Garrett, M (1824-1886)
    5 iv. Nancy, F (1826-1884)
    6 v. Susan Silvan, F (1829-1864)
    vi. Martha "Patsy", GG Grandaunt, S530, F. Born in 1840. Martha "Patsy" died in 1846-1850; she was 6.

    David married Susannah "Susan" Handy 28 Apr 1816, Jefferson County, Tennessee. Susannah was born 0___ 1784, (Jefferson County, Tennessee); died Aft 1870, Bledsoe County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  12. 43.  Susannah "Susan" Handy was born 0___ 1784, (Jefferson County, Tennessee); died Aft 1870, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 0___ 1790, Tennessee
    • Residence: 0___ 1840, Bledsoe County, Tennessee
    • Residence: 0___ 1850, Bledsoe County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Abstracted from "Reconstructed 1810 Tennessee Census", by Charles A. Sherrill, 2001, p. 227:

    "Handy, Vicey Smith Co., apprenticed to Jesse Smith Source #46"

    note: Source #46, "Smith County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Minutes 1808-1811"...DAH

    27 Jun 2007

    IGI Individual Record FamilySearch™ International Genealogical Index v5.0
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    Susannah Handy Pedigree
    Female Family
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    Event(s):
    Birth: < 1795> Of, , Jefferson, Tennessee
    Christening:
    Death:
    Burial:
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    Marriages:
    Spouse: David Smith Family
    Marriage: 27 APR 1816 , Jefferson, Tennessee
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    Messages:
    Record submitted after 1991 by a member of the LDS Church. No additional information is available. Ancestral File may list the same family and the submitter.
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    Source Information:
    No source information is available.

    More clues to her possible ancestry;

    Posted By: Meredith Trawick; kissmygrits@mindspring.net
    Email:
    Subject: Re: Handy in Va here with lots of information
    Post Date: February 06, 2007 at 19:20:14
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/handy/messages/958.html
    Forum: Handy Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/handy/

    Just came across your Post Message. I do not have a "Sowell" Handy in my files, but I do have a "Sewell" who is the son of Thomas Handy 1712-1737. I also do not have a "Rhoda" Handy.


    Children:
    1. Gilbert W. Smith was born 0___ 1819, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; died 0Aug 1860, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    2. Elizabeth Smith was born 0___ 1823, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; died 13 May 1882, (Sequatchie County) Tennessee.
    3. Malkijah Garrett "Garrett" Smith was born 18 Jun 1824, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; died 18 May 1886, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; was buried Old Union Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    4. Nancy Smith was born 10 Oct 1826, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; died 15 Dec 1884, (Sequatchie County) Tennessee.
    5. 21. Susan Silvan(a) Smith was born 0___ 1829, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1870, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    6. Martha "Patsy" Smith was born 0___ 1840, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; died 1846-1850, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

  13. 44.  William Merriman was born 0___ 1798, (Wilkes County) North Carolina (son of DeMarcus "Mark" Merriman and Elizabeth LNU); died 0___ 1860, (Bledsoe County, Tennessee).

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: laborer
    • Also Known As: William Marymon
    • Census Name: William Allen Merryman
    • Census Name: William Merryman

    Notes:

    Eliza Kerby, born in Virginia in 1769 is listed with his family in 1850.
    1830 Middle Tennessee (Lincoln Co.) p. 71:Meriman,William:0120101-11111.
    1840 Bledsoe Co.,TN,p.9:"Meramon,William"122001/0200010001".

    No proof that it is the same William Merriman who married Lorena Page...DAH

    https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MCD7-XL1
    ame: William Merryman
    esidence: Bledsoe county, Bledsoe, Tennessee
    ge: 52 years
    alculated Birth Year: 1798
    irthplace: North Carolina
    ender: Male
    ace (original):
    ace (expanded):
    eath Month:
    eath Year:
    ilm Number: 24561
    igital GS Number: 4191096
    mage Number: 00176
    ine Number: 30
    welling House Number: 179
    amily Number: 179
    arital Status:
    ree or Slave:
    ollection: United States Census, 1850

    9 Jul 2004

    Home: Surnames: Merriman Family Genealogy Forum

    Re: Looking for info on Merrimans from Bledsoe Co., TN
    Posted by: Debbie Ellison Carson (ID *****2848)
    Date: October 18, 2003 at 15:35:40
    In Reply to: Re: Looking for info on Merrimans from Bledsoe Co., TN by David Songer of 1002

    David,

    Yes, I have a Ida Jane listed as a child of Lowra Monroe Merriman. I will give you all I have - this info came from my great aunt who is still living in Bridgeport, AL

    William Alan Merriman married Malita Curby and they had the following children:
    Lowra Monroe; William; Rufus; Milton Owen; Walter Lewis; Carolyne; Jane and Adeline.

    Lowra Monroe Merriman married Martha Ann McGarr and they had the following children:
    John Floyd; William Luther (my gg-grandfather); Tom Polk; Charles Richard; Homer Sewell; Annette Loyd; Ida Jane; Lillie Mae; Ethel Lee; Mollie Edna; Mattie Lowra and Josie. ** the date 1873 showes up beside Ida Elliott's name. . . could this be her birth year?

    The father of William Alan Merriman was a Demarcus Merriman born about 1760-1770 in Lancaster Co., VA. He died in 1850 in Bledsoe Co. TN. He married Elizabeth (ukn) who was born about 1772 in N. C. So far nothing on Demarcus' parents.

    I do have a tidbit on Martha Ann McGarr. . . her father William Issac McGarr came to America from Ireland as a stowaway during the potato famine. He married a Susan Shumake and Martha Ann was born in Pikeville, TN April 1852 and died on Feb. 13, 1925.

    I hope this helps you. Debbie

    William married Malitia Margaret Kirby 13 Nov 1823, Burke County, North Carolina. Malitia (daughter of William Kirby and Eliza LNU) was born 15 Apr 1806, (Surry County) North Carolina; died 0Mar 1886, Bledsoe County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  14. 45.  Malitia Margaret Kirby was born 15 Apr 1806, (Surry County) North Carolina (daughter of William Kirby and Eliza LNU); died 0Mar 1886, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Letty Kerby
    • Also Known As: Malila Kerby

    Notes:

    Her mother,Eliza Kirby(81),is listed in her household in Bledsoe/1850 Census.
    Judy Ogren notes, 'Her marriage license is recorded as William Marymon and Malila Kerby.'

    27 May 2007

    http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=ancestorsearchresults.asp

    30 Sep 2007

    Posted By: Lori
    Email: buckspoeketchick@charter.net
    Subject: Re: Bailey Kerby of NC and GA
    Post Date: August 27, 2001 at 05:37:15
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/kirby/messages/2165.html
    Forum: Kirby Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/kirby/

    A very kind researcher forwarded a will abstract to me some months ago for John Kerby of Burke/Wilkes County, NC. In that will, John names the children of his brother, William, and his sister, Sarah?, as well. Apparently, John and his wife never had children and he left everything to his nieces and nephews. Among his nephews, a boy by the name of Bailey Kerby. A girl, Lettie, is who I am hoping is my Malitia. She would have been Bailey's sister and I know that my Malitia was born around 1806. So it is very probable that Bailey Kerby, the person listed in John Kerby's will, is one in the same. AND IF Bailey is my Malitia's brother, that would make their parents William and Eliza Kerby. Notice, Bailey Kerby named his second daughter Eliza. Just thought I'd share my donated tidbits with you!

    Posted By: Lori
    Email: buckspoeketchick@charter.net
    Subject: Re: Thomas Kerby III /immigrate/ Eng. VA.
    Post Date: October 19, 2000 at 10:21:33
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/kerby/messages/231.html
    Forum: Kerby Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/kerby/

    Dorothy, do you have anything on a Malitia Margaret Kerby, whose mother was named Eliza. She was born 1806 in the Surry County, NC, area. She married William Merriman in Burke County, NC in the early 1820's. He was from Wilkes County, NC. They moved, with her mother, to Bledsoe County, TN, around 1830. I suppose I'm looking for a will or deed that names her and her father. Thanks!
    Lori









    Children:
    1. 22. William C(urby) Merriman was born 26 Aug 1827, North Carolina; died 28 Nov 1890, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; was buried Johnson Cemetery, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    2. Owen Milton "Milton" Merriman was born 0___ 1829, North Carolina; died Aft 1879, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    3. Lewis Walter Merriman was born 0Aug 1831, Wilkes County, North Carolina; died 27 Sep 1901, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    4. Allen Rufus "Rufus" Merriman was born 0___ 1834, North Carolina; died 0May 1886, Grundy County, Tennessee.
    5. Caroline Merriman was born 0___ 1836, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    6. Louise Jane "Jane" Merriman was born 0Apr 1838, Tennessee; died Aft 1900, (Sequatchie County) Tennessee.
    7. Wiley F(loyd) Merriman was born 27 Jul 1842, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; died 21 Aug 1909, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; was buried Johnson Cemetery, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    8. Adaline Merriman was born 0___ 1842, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; died Bef 1896, (Sequatchie County) Tennessee.
    9. Lowry Monroe Merriman was born 6 Feb 1844, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; died 30 Jan 1925, Jackson County, Alabama; was buried Rocky Springs Cemetery, Jackson County, Alabama.

  15. 46.  Henry M. Thomas was born 0___ 1798, Knox County, Tennessee (son of Adam Thomas, Sr. and Anna B. LNU); died Aft 1860, (Bledsoe County, Tennessee).

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Blacksmith

    Notes:

    25 Jan 2009:

    go to: http://www.gencircles.com/users/cfrost/183/data/6400 for more THOMAS family information...DAH

    Henry M Thomas
    Birth: About 1796 in Tennessee
    Death: After 1850
    Sex: M
    Father: Adam Thomas Sr b. 1 Jan 1770 in Pennsylvania
    Mother: Anna B

    Spouses & Children

    Elizabeth Hammond (Wife) b. About 1804

    Marriage: 5 JAN 1820 in Knox, Tennessee

    Children:

    Sarah Thomas b. About 1829
    Martha Thomas b. About 1831
    John Thomas b. About 1832
    Nancy G Thomas b. About 1836
    Elvera Thomas b. About 1838
    Elizabeth Thomas b. About 1842
    George W Thomas b. About 1847

    Henry married Elizabeth Hammond 5 Jan 1820, Knox County, Tennessee. Elizabeth was born 0___ 1804, (Knox County) Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  16. 47.  Elizabeth Hammond was born 0___ 1804, (Knox County) Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Sarah

    Notes:

    2 Feb 1998: Looking for her parents...DAH

    25 Jan 2009: Elizabeth's family is id'd as HAMMOND by GenCircles, http://www.gencircles.com/users/cfrost/183/data/16857.

    27 Jul 2009: Searched the LDS site, www.familysearch.com, to no avail...DAH

    Children:
    1. 23. Sarah J(ane) "Sally" Thomas was born 5 Dec 1827, Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; died 2 May 1907, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Johnson Cemetery, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    2. Martha Thomas was born 0___ 1831, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1884, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. John Thomas was born 0___ 1832, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    4. Nancy G. Thomas was born 0___ 1836, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    5. Elvira "Ellie" Thomas was born 4 Jul 1840, (Bledsoe County) Tennessee; died 18 Feb 1921, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    6. Elizabeth Thomas was born 0___ 1842, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    7. George W. Thomas was born 0___ 1847, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

    "Aug. 5, 1848

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

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

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

    Wm. H Judkins

    Wm. (illegible)

    Thos. Durham"

    end of comments

    pg 102. 26 Dec 1848. Credits against the estate of Herrald Byress, dec'd reported by Perry G. Magness.

    end of passage

    Probate:
    Estate Settlement...

    Died:
    intestate...

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


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

    Notes:

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

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

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

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

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

    Notes:

    Married:
    (DeKalb or Warren County, Tennessee)

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

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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


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

    Spouse:
    Harriet Magness Potter (1817 - 1866)*

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

    *Calculated relationship
    **Half-sibling

    Burial:
    Potter Cemetery
    Keltonburg
    DeKalb County
    Tennessee, USA

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

    *

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

    1840 DeKalb Census: 20001-11001

    *

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


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

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

    Birth: Jul. 17, 1806
    Spartanburg County
    South Carolina, USA
    Death: Jan. 15, 1868
    Keltonburg
    DeKalb County
    Tennessee, USA


    Family links:
    Parents:
    Isaac Cantrell (1782 - 1840)

    Children:
    Benjamin Cantrell (1833 - 1883)*
    Thomas Jefferson Cantrell (1835 - ____)*
    William Lafayette Cantrell (1841 - 1919)*

    Siblings:
    Peter Green Cantrell (1806 - 1868)
    John A Cantrell (1808 - 1895)*
    Lenard Cantrell (1811 - 1895)*
    Isaac Cantrell (1821 - 1876)*
    Robert Cantrell (1823 - 1903)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    Fuston Cemetery
    DeKalb County
    Tennessee, USA

    Created by: Bill Ingram
    Record added: May 28, 2012
    Find A Grave Memorial# 90890166

    end of profile

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

    end of comment

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


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

    Notes:

    First white child born on Sink Creek.

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

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

    ------


    Gilmer County, Georgia Census:

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

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

    -----------

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

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

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

    Based on family lore that

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

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

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

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

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


    -----

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

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

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

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

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

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

    _____

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

    _____

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

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

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

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

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

    _____

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

    _____

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

    Birth: Sep., 1803
    North Carolina, USA
    Death: Jul. 19, 1879
    Gilmer County
    Georgia, USA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    No legible stone was found at Salem for Mahala.

    Baptism:
    in the Organ Lutheran Church...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Caroline Emery

    Notes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    _____


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


    Groom: Bride: Date: Bondsman & Witnesses:


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

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


    _____


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

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

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

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

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

    _____

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

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

    Note: No other CLONTS listed...DAH

    end of commentary

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

    Hi David,

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

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

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

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

    Do yo want Margaret's application?

    Till next time, John R. and Barbara

    end of message

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

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

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

  25. 56.  Cason Swindle, Sr. was born 0___ 1776, Hyde County, North Carolina (son of Caleb Swindle and Keziah LNU); died 1 Apr 1839, White County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: "Old Cason"
    • Also Known As: Cason Swindell
    • Will: 16 Nov 1838, White County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Abstracted from "Hyde County Historical Journal",Vol.8,No.2,Fall 1984,

    "CASON SWINDELL (b.c. 1776, d. 1 April 1839, White County, Tennessee), son of CALEB SWINDELL, SR., married ELIZABETH CONDREY (b.c. 1780, d. February 1850). By October 1805, he was living in Orange County, NC and remained there until sometime bewteen 1810 and 1820 when he appeared in the Tennessee 1820 census.

    Cason is listed as being 26-45 and living with 1 female 26-45, 2 males under 10, 1 male 16-26, 1 female under 10, and 2 females 10-16. His known children were:

    DIANA (b. 1801, NC, d. 1851, White Tennessee, md WILLIAM KNOWLES);

    JOHN (b. 12 March 1809,NC, d. 7 October 1883, White County Tennessee, md. ELIZABETH ROBERTS - family researchers do not agree on whether JOHN is the son of CASON or CHRISTOPHER SWINDELL);

    CASON, JR., (b. 1812, Tennessee, md. WENONA ELIZABETH _____ and RUTHA ROBERTS);

    CHRISTOPHER C., (b. 3 January 1813, Tennessee, d. 29 December 1886, White County, Tennessee, md. ELIZA WEBB); and

    SAMUEL CLARK SWINDELL ( b. 11 Febrary 1821, Tennessee, d. 9 March 1883, White Cunty, Tennessee, md. TABITHA MOORE)."

    end of message

    Last Will & Testament of Cason Swindle

    "I, Cason Swindle, being of sound & perfect mind and memory, do make and publish, this my last will and testament in manner and form following

    First, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth Swindle the casey mare, I do also give and bequeath unto my youngest son

    Samuel C. Swindle the filly mare, to his own right and property. I also give and bequeath to my youngest son Samuel C. all the farming tools and shop tools to be his write and property to have to hold forever. And it is my desire that my beloved wife should have all houses and lands, and other forehold estate, for the necessary support of his preceding her natural life or widow hood, it is my desire that my beloved wife and youngest son settle and pay all my just debts and demands and I will that the money note that Mister Farris owes, pay as far as it will go and further after the death of my beloved wife I further give and devise unto my youngest son, Samuel C. his heirs and assign all that my (illegible) or tenement, situated lying and being in the State of Tennessee and County of White together with all the stock whatsoever there be whatsoever
    to hold to him the said Samuel C. his heirs and assigns forever and further give and bequeath unto my youngest so our bed and furniture our pair of firedogs and our pot and and one skillet on oven. It is my request once again that my beloved wife possess and hold all that there is as her own right till she is done with it, then for the remains of the furniture that is not named above I will that it be valued and divided amongst all the children, Lastly my beloved wife Elizabeth Swindle whom I hereby appoint sole executive of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In witness were of I have here unto set my hand seal this November the 16th day,1838.

    Signed Sealed Published Declared by the above named Cason Swindle to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who have here unto subscribed our names as witness in the presence of the testator

    Samuel A. Moore, Sr.
    Samuel A. Moore, Jr."

    Will was recorded April 2, 1839 in the White County Courthouse.

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

    Wonder what his children Diane, Cason and Christopher thought about this will as they appear to be disinherited?
    Obviously, the old man wasn't very pleased with them or he wouldn't have virtually disinherited them...DAH.

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

    Think Samuel A. Moore, Sr. became the father-in-law to Samuel Clark Swindle through Tabitha...DAH.

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

    Buys 95 acres, on Caney Fork River, January 31, 1815, from Abel Hutson for $60.00.

    _____

    White County,Tennessee Deed Abstracts:1801-1820, abstracted by Joyce Martin
    Murray, p. 79:

    "Volume E, Page 422 Indenture 31 Jan 1815

    ABEL HUTSON to CASON SWINDELL, $60.00 paid, tr of 95 acres on Caney fork. Wit: ISAIAH HUTSON, ARCHIBALD HUTSON."
    _____

    Was there more than a contractual relationship between Abel and Cason? There may have been some kind of family-tie...DAH.


    Notes for CASON SWINDELL: Cason, his wife Elizabeth Condrey traveled to Yanceyville, Caswell Co,NC, where they resided for a few years. Then around 1820 Cason,Elizabeth and their five children trveled to White Co, TN, where they settled to Farming and tending a Saw Mill and Grist Mill. Cason's will dated November 16, 1838 - names wife Elizabeth, and youngest son - Samuel C. Swindle

    May have had a son, John...DAH
    Hollowell Swindell buys property in White County, 1820.
    Appears in 1812 White County Tax List all with a "Christopher, et.al."...DAH


    http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/u/l/Debbie-J-Mulherin-Wynne/FILE/0012page.html

    "Notes for CASON SWINDELL: Cason, his wife Elizabeth Condrey traveled to Yanceyville, Caswell Co, NC, where they resided for a few years. Then around 1820 Cason, Elizabeth and their five children traveled to White Co, TN, where they settled to Farming and tending a Saw Mill and Grist Mill."

    Cason married Elizabeth Condrey (1800-1801), (Hyde County, North Carolina). Elizabeth (daughter of Richard Condre and Sarah LNU) was born ~ 1780, Hyde County, North Carolina; died 0Feb 1850, White County, Tennessee; was buried White County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  26. 57.  Elizabeth Condrey was born ~ 1780, Hyde County, North Carolina (daughter of Richard Condre and Sarah LNU); died 0Feb 1850, White County, Tennessee; was buried White County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    No proof that she is a daughter, however, he is the singular CONDRE enumerated in the 1786 Hyde Co.,NC census...DAH

    end of comment

    From: "Ralph Jenkins"
    To: "David Hennessee"
    Subject: Re: CONDREY
    Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2001 9:45 AM

    A difficult problem. I've seen the posts by Esther Womack on the Condrey forum on this couple, and checked them against my records, but with no certainty.

    First, I doubt she was born in Hyde Co. I think Esther says she was married there. So far as I can tell, there were no Condry families recorded in Hyde Co. in any census until 1810. My earliest record in Hyde is the estate settlement of Richard Condry in 1806. You may have seen that; I posted the transcript on the Condra surname forum 2 Jan 2001, #112.

    The widow of Richard is Sarah, listed in the 1810 census of Hyde. The other Condrys, James and John, in the estate records, are not listed in the census of Hyde.

    However, there are a number of Condrys in adjoining Beaufort Co. dating from at least 1781, as shown in this record:

    US GenWeb Archives, 11/2/99

    Beaufort County Militia, 1781

    NC Division of Archives and History, Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Lida A. Overton and transcribed by Elizabeth Ross "A List of the Several Divisions of Affective Men in the Beaufort Ragiment of Militia Made the 20th of April 1781

    No. 3
    J
    ohn Condry George Condry

    Returned by William Brown, Colo. of the Beaufort Militia"

    And I believe that Dennis, the member of the Donelson Party at the Nashborough settlement of 1781, was in tidewater NC earlier than 1775. That is an inference from the evidence that he was in Kentucky in 1775 with other members of the group of adventurers who formed around Judge Henderson, the tidewater NC speculator who conceived the Transylvania scheme that led to the Nashborough settlement.

    My guess is that your Elizabeth is the daughter of one of these Beaufort families. In the absence of other evidence, I'd suggest as the most likely possibility that she could belong to the family of John, who I believe to be the one who was a signer of the Cumberland Compact. His signature can be seen in the image on the TN Archives website:

    http://www.state.tn.us/sos/statelib/techsvs/photos/compact4.htm

    We know John did not stay in the settlement, as Dennis did, because he is not listed among either the dead or alive who received land from the 1783 NC grant for the settlement, as Dennis did. My construction of the records is that John returned to NC, where he is found in the census of 1790, with Dennis, and in 1810 as a man of 45+, near three younger men (Dennis, William, and James) who are men of the generation of your Elizabeth. John appears to be the progenitor of the family of Condrys who stayed in the tidewater. Dennis and William, as you can see from the many postings on the surname forum, settled in East Tennessee, where there are numerous records of their activities.

    Elizabeth is a common Condry name, of course (my ggm was an Elizabeth Condry, descended from old William the Indian Spy, my 4ggf, through William's son Dennis and Dennis's son Lilburn). So it won't be easy to find proof of her parentage even if you find an Elizabeth mentioned in contemporary tidewater NC records. So far, I have not found a record of her.

    Good luck. I'll keep an eye out for more.

    David Hennessee wrote:

    > Dear Ralph - Seeking parents & siblings of Elizabeth CONDREY, born
    > circa 1780,Hyde Co.,NC,died 1850 in White Co.,TN. Married Cason
    > SWINDLE of Hyde Co.,NC. Can you help? Thanks. David Hennessee

    --
    Ralph Jenkins Phone: 215-204-1245
    Associate Dean FAX: 215-204-3731
    College of Liberal Arts
    Temple University
    Philadelphia, PA 19122

    end of comment

    Buried:
    on the family farm...

    Children:
    1. FNU Swindle was born (1796-1802).
    2. Diana Swindle was born 0___ 1801, Hyde County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1851, White County, Tennessee; was buried Mount Pisgah Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    3. FNU Swindle was born 1804-1810, (White County, Tennessee).
    4. FNU Swindle was born 1804-1810, (White County, Tennessee).
    5. Cason Swindle, Jr. was born 0___ 1812, White County, Tennessee; died Aft 1870, White County, Tennessee; was buried Old Robert's Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    6. Christopher Columbus "Kit" Swindle was born 3 Jan 1813, White County, Tennessee; died 29 Dec 1886, White County, Tennessee; was buried Mount Pisgah Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    7. 28. Samuel Clark "Clark" Swindle was born 11 Feb 1821, White County, Tennessee; died 9 Mar 1883, White County, Tennessee; was buried Swindell Cemetery, (Center Point) White County, Tennessee.

  27. 58.  Samuel Ottison Moore was born 0___ 1805, (White County) Tennessee (son of Samuel Alexander Moore, Sr. and Nancy Mourning Denton); died 0Nov 1879, (White County) Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer

    Notes:

    Buried:
    unknown...

    Samuel married Malissa "Massee" Fisher 26 Nov 1826, White County, Tennessee. Malissa (daughter of William Fisher and Nancy Chisum) was born 19 Feb 1808, Rutherford County, North Carolina; died 6 May 1876, White County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  28. 59.  Malissa "Massee" Fisher was born 19 Feb 1808, Rutherford County, North Carolina (daughter of William Fisher and Nancy Chisum); died 6 May 1876, White County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Melissa Fisher Moore

    Notes:

    Buried:
    unknown...

    Children:
    1. 29. Tabitha "Little Granny" Moore was born 0___ 1828, White County, Tennessee; died Aft 1880, White County, Tennessee; was buried (Swindell Cemetery, (Center Point) White County, Tennessee).
    2. Nancy Moore was born 13 Feb 1830, White County, Tennessee; died 18 Jul 1885, Lancaster, Dallas County, Texas; was buried Edgewood Cemetery, Lancaster, Dallas County, Texas.
    3. J(esse) Moore was born 1832, (White County) Tennessee.
    4. Indimian B(enjamin) Moore was born 1833, (White County) Tennessee.
    5. Alford F. Moore was born 7 Aug 1835, White County, Tennessee; died 18 Apr 1863, (Warren County, Tennessee).
    6. Amanda C. Moore was born 1838, (White County) Tennessee; was buried Abel Hutson Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    7. George W(ashington) Moore was born 4 Jul 1840, (White County) Tennessee; died 1 Aug 1923, White County, Tennessee; was buried Jericho Cemetery, Quebeck, White County, Tennessee.
    8. Ozias D(enton) "Dee" Moore was born 30 Sep 1844, (White County) Tennessee; died 10 May 1914, White County, Tennessee; was buried Jericho Cemetery, Quebeck, White County, Tennessee.
    9. William Moore was born 26 Apr 1849, (White County) Tennessee; died 18 Apr 1931, (Quebeck, White County, Tennessee); was buried Jericho Cemetery, Quebeck, White County, Tennessee.
    10. William Garrett "Gant" Moore was born 22 Oct 1849, (White County) Tennessee; died 16 Feb 1917, (White County) Tennessee; was buried Jericho Cemetery, Quebeck, White County, Tennessee.
    11. Mary Frances Moore was born 10 May 1852, (White County) Tennessee; died 15 Jul 1891, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Jericho Cemetery, Quebeck, White County, Tennessee.

  29. 60.  William Goodson was born ~ 1748, Edgecombe County, North Carolina (son of George Goodson and Sarah Mandue); died 0___ 1800, Rutherford County, North Carolina.

    Notes:

    appearing in

    THE KNOXVILLE GAZETTE
    AND
    WEEKLY ADVERTISER

    November 14, 1796, Vol. __, No. 3

    "Letters remaining at the Knoxville Post Office on October 6, 1796, per G. Roulstone, P.M.: ...William GOODSON, Jefferson County...".
    -------------
    Settled in Lincoln County,NC, circa 1750.
    Found in Lincoln County,NC, in 1790 census. Later appears in Tennessee.
    -------------
    Purchased 200 acres of land in Lincoln County,NC, for 40 L, August 25, 1795, joining the land of Felkes, George Dellinger and Bumgarner.
    -------------
    Probably William:

    20 Sep 2009:

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

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

    "Goodson, Wm 1,3,3,0,0"

    1790 Census North Carolina
    Lincoln County Morgan District

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

    William married Mary Patton (~ 1782), (Lincoln County, North Carolina). Mary (daughter of (Michael Patton) and unnamed spouse) was born 0___ 1760, Lincoln County, North Carolina; died Bef 1818, Lincoln County, North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  30. 61.  Mary Patton was born 0___ 1760, Lincoln County, North Carolina (daughter of (Michael Patton) and unnamed spouse); died Bef 1818, Lincoln County, North Carolina.

    Notes:

    "He married Mary Patton, an English lady, who crossed the waters around 1750" cited by Marcheta Worley...

    Residence:
    Date: 1800
    Place: Morgan, Rutherford, North Carolina

    Children:
    1. William Goodson, Jr. was born ~ 1782, Lincoln County, North Carolina; died Aft 1848, (Cleveland County, North Carolina).
    2. Anna "Ann" Goodson was born 13 Jan 1785, (Lincoln County) North Carolina; died 18 Nov 1868, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. Michael Patton Goodson was born 0___ 1785, (Lincoln County) North Carolina; died 0___ 1868, Gibson, Gibson County, Tennessee.
    4. Champion Goodson was born 0___ 1790, (Lincoln County) North Carolina; died After 1860, (DeKalb County, Tennessee).
    5. Elizabeth Goodson was born 0___ 1790, (Lincoln County) North Carolina; died (Moore County) Tennessee.
    6. John Goodson was born 0___ 1796, (Lincoln County) North Carolina; died 0___ 1856, Warren County, Tennessee.
    7. Benjamin Goodson was born 1795-1800, (Lincoln County, North Carolina); died 27 Aug 1844, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.
    8. Jane "Polly" Goodson was born 0___ 1800, (Lincoln County) North Carolina; died Aft 1870, (White County, Tennessee).
    9. 30. Andrew Goodson was born 1799-1804, (Lincoln County) North Carolina; died 0___ 1856, White County, Tennessee.

  31. 62.  (Joseph Latham) was born 1800-1810, (North Carolina); died Bef 1850, (White County, Tennessee).

    Notes:

    Abstracted from the 1840 White County, Tennessee Census, p. 16;

    "LATHAM, JOSEPH WH-21 011001-001001", to read:

    LATHAM, JOSEPH

    (1) Male 5-10 (born 1835-1840)
    (1) Male 10-15 (born 1825-1830)
    (1) Male 30-40 (born 1800-1810)

    (1) Female 10-15 (born 1825-1830) ...This is Charlotte...DAH
    (1) Female 30-40 (born 1800-1810)

    re: http://www.tngenweb.org/white/district5/40-TN-05.htm#Family:%20Latham,%20Joseph

    Abstracted from the, "White County Marriage Records: 1809-1859", by Sharon Doliante, p. 40:

    "LATHAM, James & Nancy Short - May 25, 1849, by Rev. Isaac Denton - p. 32".

    Could he be a son of Joseph?

    Joseph & issue disappear from post-1850 White County censuses...DAH

    30 Aug 2008. More on LATHAM. Still trying to find Joseph's parents, siblings and issue...DAH

    http://www.tngenweb.org/records/madison/court/magis/magis-11.htm

    MAGISTERIAL RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT AND OTHER RECORDS
    MADISON COUNTY, TENNESSEE
    By Jonathan K. T. Smith
    Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 1996

    GENEALOGICAL ABSTRACTS
    FROM DEED BOOK 29,
    MADISON COUNTY

    (Page 42)

    pages 2-3.

    JAMES M. LATHAM, JOHN W. LATHAM, JOSEPH D. LATHAM relinquished to SAMUEL RICHARDSON their interest in land of BALIE LATHAM, dec. except their reversionary interest in the widow's dower, "which includes one half the undivided interest of the said James M. Latham to the said land of Balie Latham except the interest in the dower, which the said JAMES M. LATHAM accepts and relinquishes to the said Samuel Richardson and wife LUCRETIA P." No execution date. Reg. April 27, 1871. Witnesses: W. A. Dismukes, W. C. Marshall.

    More on LATHAM & RICHARDSON...

    http://www.tngenweb.org/records/sullivan/land/nc_grants_sullivan.html

    North Carolina Land Grants in TN 1778-1791
    transcribed by Virginia L. "Ginny" Keefer

    Sullivan County Tennessee - 1787
    1326. Daniel Duggan
    1327-1328. James Patterson
    1329. Michael Weaver
    1330-1335. William Latham & William Richardson

    (Joseph — Jane "Polly" Goodson. Jane (daughter of William Goodson and Mary Patton) was born 0___ 1800, (Lincoln County) North Carolina; died Aft 1870, (White County, Tennessee). [Group Sheet]


  32. 63.  Jane "Polly" Goodson was born 0___ 1800, (Lincoln County) North Carolina (daughter of William Goodson and Mary Patton); died Aft 1870, (White County, Tennessee).

    Other Events:

    • Residence: 0___ 1850, White County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Listed as Jane Latham, living in household of Andrew Goodson, 1850, White Co.,TN...DAH

    Divergent reporting from;

    Edward Goodson 1643 England - 1714 VA.
    Posted by: Glenda (ID *****6841) Date: June 13, 2005 at 12:16:54
    of 863



    4. WILLIAM (1) GOODSON (1750, Edgecombe Co., NC - ABT 1800/1818) (Marr: ABT 1775/1780)
    Spouse: Mary PATTON (? - AFT 1800)
    Children:

    1. Jane GOODSON (ABT 1771/1781 - 01/1854) (Marr: 1800 to Michael Stroup)

    29 Mar 2006:

    Mary 'Polly' Goodson, daughter of Matthew GOODSON, married Michael STROUP...DAH

    Notes:

    Residence (Family):
    1840 Census - White County, Tennessee - 5th Civil District
    Page 21

    Children:
    1. 31. Charlotte "Lottie" Latham was born 0___ 1829, (White County) Tennessee; died 0___ 1908, (White County, Tennessee).
    2. FNU Latham was born 1835-1840, (White County) Tennessee.
    3. FNU Latham was born 1840-1845, (White County) Tennessee.


Generation: 7

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

    David,

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

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

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

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

    If you need more, let me know

    Best regards,

    Nick

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

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

    Sincerely yours...

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

    16 Sep 2009:

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

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

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

    1790 Census North Carolina
    Burke County Morgan District

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

    *

    more...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    More content:

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

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

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

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

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

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

    *

    more...

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

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

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

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

    Later he was in Burke Co., NC.:

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

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

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

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

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

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

    item:

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

    Bedford County Militia, 1758 (part 2)

    Submitted by Gwen Hurst

    Transcribed from: Hening, William Waller

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

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

    More content:

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

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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.

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    (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.

    end of message

    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]


  2. 65.  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. 32. 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).

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

    Hi, David:

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

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

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

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

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

    Cuz Nita

    26 Jun 2007

    Interesting tidbit re Thomas...

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

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

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

    Thomas Wilcher, TN

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

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

    Cecile Harrell


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

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

    Early Wilchers...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    End.

    Abstraction from Thomas Bragg, 14 Apr 2005, Tom Bragg

    Thomas Wilcher, Sr.
    Anne Walton Wilcher

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

    Mother:

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

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

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

    Children:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    SALE OF PROPERTY OF THOS. WELCHER [WILCHER] DECEASED

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

    NOTICE:

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

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

    One tract of 90 acres, with 18 acres cleared:

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

    Executors:

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Will of Thomas Wilcher, Sr

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Signed Thomas Wilcher (Seal)

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

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

    State of Tennessee October Term 1816
    Warren County Court

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

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

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

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

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

    Early Wilchers

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

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

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

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

    Children:

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

    End

    10 Oct 2008:

    Abstracted from,

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

    WELCHIR, Thomas L., Warren-1812

    p. 207;

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

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

    p. 546;

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

    24 Jun 2009:

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

    Enumerated by Christian Shell:

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

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

    End.

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

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

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

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

    End.

    Joseph Wilcher Sr. Amherst Co., VA

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

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

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

    End.

    A summation of early Wilchers...

    Peggy,

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

    Brett (previous posting below)

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

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

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

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

    My challenges are:

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

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

    Later response...

    Hi Brett

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

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

    Thanks

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

    End.

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

    end

    Sat 3/11/2017 4:41 PM

    Hey cuz,

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

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

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

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

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


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

    and this on a John Kain:

    October 8, 1821
    P. 285
    Andrew McElroy. )
    To Issd. ) Deed trust
    Thomas Hopkins & )
    John Kain )
    Was this day proven in open Court by the oaths of Richard Nelson and Nathan Haggard the subscribing witnesses thereto, for the purposes and things mentioned and ordered to be recorded, let it be registered.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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]


  4. 67.  (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. 33. 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.

  5. 68.  (John Jennings) was born (Henrico County, Virginia).

    Notes:

    12 Feb 2007:

    After eighteen years of searching, can find no sources citing father to Obediah. I've assigned, 'John', as his grand father, 'Mary', his grand mother based on the traditional naming protocol of:

    First female child is named after maternal mother...
    Second female child is named after paternal mother...
    First male child is named after paternal father...
    Second male child is named after maternal father...
    Later issue named after siblings...DAH


    Clue-laden message citing possible siblings of Obediah;

    http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?isham::jennings::1746.html

    ' Late 1700 Jennings in TN
    Posted by: Rand Cardwell, kahuna@netramp.net

    Date: December 16, 1999 at 21:46:23
    of 6059


    I have a few Jennings men that show up in early court records in Claiborne Co.,TN

    Can anyone place them with families in NC or VA?

    Mentioned in 1804 to 1810 in records working as road hands;

    Obediah Jennings
    Edward Jennings
    William Jennings
    John Jennings
    Isom or Isham Jennings
    George Jennings'

    end of message

    Surname: Jennings

    This interesting surname, is of early medieval English origin, although later strongly associated with both Wales and Ireland. Recorded in the spellings of Jennings, Jennins and Jennens, it is a patronymic. It derives from the given name Janyn or Jenyn, a diminutive of the personal name John, and meaning "Little John". John itself derives from the Hebrew name "Yochanan", meaning "Jehovah has favoured (me with a son)". The patronymic surname which in this case means "the son of Little John", dates back to the late 13th Century (see below), "John" being a 12th century Crusader introduction. Soldiers of the crusades returning from the Holy Land, gave to their children and specifically sons, Hebrew and Greek names as a reminder of the fathers "pilgrimage". These "English" personal names which later became surnames, include such examples as Thomas, Isaac, Abraham, and many others. In this case early recordings include Walter Jannes and Richard Janyns in the Subsidy Rolls of Worcestershire of 1327, and Thomas Jenyn, in the charter rolls of 1428 known as "Inquisitions and Assessments relating to Feudal Aids". Elizabeth, the daughter of Thomas Jennyns, was christened on August 9th 1544, at St. Pancras', Soper Lane, London, and Jeffrey Jennings was christened on August 24th 1561, at St. Dunstans in the East, London. Among the namebearers in the "Dictionary of National Biography" is Sir Patrick Alfred Jennings (1831 - 1896), who was Premier of New South Wales. He was born in Newry, Ireland, and emigrated to the gold fields of Victoria in 1852, before moving to New South Wales in 1863. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Roger Jonyng, which was dated 1296, in the Subsidy Rolls of the county of Sussex, during the reign of King Edward 1, known as "The Hammer of the Scots", 1272 - 1307. 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

    (John — (Mary LNU). [Group Sheet]


  6. 69.  (Mary LNU)
    Children:
    1. Royal Jennings, Sr. was born 1 Feb 1762, Henrico County, Virginia; died 1 Feb 1839, Grainger County, Tennessee; was buried Locust Grove Cemetery, Washburn, Grainger County, Tennessee.
    2. 34. Obediah Jennings was born ~ 1775, North Carolina; died SUMMER 1830, Warren County, Tennessee.

  7. 70.  Jesse Buford Dodson, Sr. was born 22 Nov 1752, Halifax County, Virginia (son of Thomas Dodson, Jr. and Elizabeth Rose); died 22 Nov 1843, Riceville, McMinn County, Tennessee; was buried Matlock Cemetery, Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Farmer
    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot
    • Religion: 1801-1805; Primitive Baptist Elder
    • Religion: 0___ 1820; Primitive Baptist Elder

    Notes:

    Sketches of Tennessee's Pioneer Baptist Preachers... http://www.knoxcotn.org/tnbaptists/index.html

    JESSE DODSON

    "In memory of Rev. Jesse Dodson; born November 22, 1752; died November 22, 1843. A minister of the gospel sixty years." (Tombstone record, Eastanallee Church.)

    The deceased was born in Halifax County, Va. His first settlement in Tennessee was in Claiborne County. From there he went to Middle Tennessee. In 1819 he came to the Hiwassee Purchase, making a settlement in McMinn County, a few months before the county was "erected." On the Eastanallee is a house still standing, I believe, built ninety-eight years ago by Jesse Dodson.

    Soon after his settlement in the Hiwassee district he began pioneer work. He and seven others constituted themselves into the Eastanallee Church. He and Silas Witt organized New Hopewell. He and James Courtney founded the Hiwassee Church. Salem Church was organized by him and Richard Wilson, while he and John Short were co-founders of the Friendship Church. He was preacher to and pastor of these and other churches for many years. He was of Welsh extraction and had the Welsh fire. He was not trained to methodical sermonizing or systematic exposition of Scripture, but was earnest and fervent in exhortation, and was successful in revivals.

    Elder Dodson owned 300 acres of land in the heart of Eastanallee valley, and ten negroes, whom he "freed," it is said, after the death of his wife (by whom he came into possession of them), giving as his reason that he had "concluded that a bill of sale of negroes in his pocket would be a bad passport at the gate of Heaven."

    His wife was a Miss Ruth Johnson, of South Carolina, of a well-to-do. family, but the date of his marriage and other family and ministerial records have perished, were washed away or destroyed, it is thought, by the high waters of the Eastanallee in the year 1875. Editor's Note: Jesse was, in fact, married to Ruth Dodson, daughter of Elisha Dodson, Sr.

    He lived to preach and exhort sinners to repentance about sixty-one years, and on his 91st birthday died in the triumph of a living faith.

    Burnett, J .J. Sketches of Tennessee's Pioneer Baptist Preachers. Nashville, Tenn.: Press of Marshall & Bruce Company, 1919.

    HTML presentation of this material is Copyright (c) 2002 by Rose-Anne Cunningham Bray. All rights reserved.

    Thanksgiving of 1752 had a special meaning for Reverend Thomas DODSON and his wife Elizabeth ROSE, for on November 22nd they welcomed a new child into their Virginia family, Jesse DODSON. Not much is known about Jesse DODSON as a youth...one of at least 10 children in his family....but plenty is known about his adult life. Unknown to his father, a Virginia Baptist minister, Jesse would follow in his footsteps and change the lives of many settlers in the early days of America.

    At the time of the American Revolution, the dominant religious force in the colonies was the Church of England, the mother country for so many of its settlers. To be a minister of any church that had broken ties with England was difficult in many social settings, but by the time Jesse DODSON was 23 years old, he was living on land given to him by his father in what is now Pittsylvania County in Virginia, and starting his life as a Baptist preacher, . Jesse and his wife Ruth were married in 1774, one year before the gunfire at Lexington and Concord would start the colonies on a path of thier own, and in 1777, Jesse's name is on the list of those taking an Oath of Allegiance to the State of Virginia. While there is no evidence of military service for Jesse DODSON during the War, we can feel confident that he served in some capacity, for at the end of the War he received a Land Grant in North Carolina, which would become Tennessee.

    We know Jesse was still in Pittsylvania County, Virginia when the Revolutionary War ended in 1781, for he obtained property on Birch Creek, or Burches' Creek in some records. The following year he sold that land on "Jeremiah's Fork of Birches Creek" to relatives, and headed for Tennessee, leaving behind his brother William, also a Baptist minister.

    Rev. Jesse DODSON is listed as a member of the County Line Baptist Church, also known as the North on Holston River Baptist Church, in 1785 Hawkins County, Tennessee. Rev. Jesse DODSON joined the Big Springs Primitive Baptist Church in what is now Springdale, Tennessee in 1801, and became the Pastor of the congregation from November 1801 until November of 1805.

    In 1803, Jesse DODSON was listed in the tax records of what is now Claiborne County, in the northeast part of Tennessee, which includes part of Cumberland Gap National Park. The path from Virginia to Tennessee through Cumberland Gap had been widened by none other than Daniel Boone, and opened to wagon traffic after Rev. Jesse DODSON and his family passed through. The Big Springs Primitive Baptist Church that Jesse led was constructed in the winter of 1795-96 from hand-hewn logs, and is still standing today near Springdale, over two centuries later. It is one of the oldest churches still standing in the State of Tennessee.

    Jesse and Ruth DODSON left Claiborne County in 1806 and moved to Warren County, Tennessee, where they are listed on the 1812 Tax List, and the 1820 Census. While in Warren County, they were involved with the Collins Creek Baptist Church and several others in the area.

    Reverend Jesse DODSON was described by his peers as "earnest and fervent in exhortation", and "successful in Revivals". He was also said to have had the "Welsh fever" in describing his ancestrial traits and style of preaching, and is mentioned in the 1919 Baptist historical sketches as a Tennessee Pioneer Baptist Preacher.

    Around 1820, Rev. Jesse DODSON was called to lead the Big Springs Baptist Church on Mouse Creek, near Niota in McMinn County, Tennessee...only a year after the Hiwassee Purchase Treaty with the Cherokee Indians had opened that land to settlement. Jesse was a founder of the Eastanallee Baptist Church, and his son Elisha donated the land for the structure. Over the years Rev. Jesse DODSON would be involved in the early McMinn County churches of Salem, Hiwassee, Friendship, and New Hopewell. Owning 300 acres of land in the Eastanallee Valley, his wife Ruth had obtained ten slaves from her father's Will, and when Ruth died in 1828 Jesse set the slaves free stating that "a Bill of Sale of Negroes in my pocket would be a bad passport at the Gates of Heaven"....another brave act in a Southern State over 30 years before the Civil War. After more than 60 years of preaching from the pulpit, and inspiring many pioneer churches, Jesse DODSON died on his 91st birthday in 1843. He is buried in the Eastanalle Church Cemetery in McMinn County, Tennessee.

    The cemetery photo used at the top of this page in the header is the Eastanallee Cemetery, with the two broken headstones on the left side being those of Ruth and Jesse DODSON...and the Eastanallee Church is planning to replace them. Pioneer and Frontier Preacher, another good story in the ancestral book. Jesse is the 5th great grandfather of Anthony Martini, on his mother's side.

    "In memory of Rev. Jesse Dodson; born November 22, 1752; died November 22, 1843. A minister of the gospel sixty years." (Tombstone record, Eastanallee Church.)

    The deceased was born in Halifax County, Va. His first settlement in Tennessee was in Claiborne County. From there he went to Middle Tennessee. In 1819 he came to the Hiwassee Purchase, making a settlement in McMinn County, a few months before the county was "erected." On the Eastanallee is a house still standing, I believe, built ninety-eight years ago by Jesse Dodson.

    Soon after his settlement in the Hiwassee district he began pioneer work. He and seven others constituted themselves into the Eastanallee Church. He and Silas Witt organized New Hopewell. He and James Courtney founded the Hiwassee Church. Salem Church was organized by him and Richard Wilson, while he and John Short were co-founders of the Friendship Church. He was preacher to and pastor of these and other churches for many years.

    He was of Welsh extraction and had the Welsh fire. He was not trained to methodical sermonizing or systematic exposition of Scripture, but was earnest and fervent in exhortation, and was successful in revivals.


    His wife was Ruth Dodson, of the same family lineage of Dodson pastors. Together, Jesse and Ruth raised 12 children whom all followed in their faith.

    He lived to preach and exhort sinners to repentance about sixty-one years, and on his 91st birthday died in the triumph of a living faith.

    MINUTES OF BIG SPRING PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH

    [The first few pages are in very bad shape.]

    Church Records for the Year 1800 - 1801

    December 2nd Saturday 1800. ______Received John Goin in to fellowship. Received Obediah Jennings by experience. Agreed to continue meeting at Rob Camp 1st Saturday in January 1801 and appointed James Kinney, Elijah Chissum, William________, ________Harper and Isaac Lane to attend. Agreed to send James Kinney to Powder Gap Creek at their request.

    Feby the 2nd Saturday 1801. Church met and after worship proceeded to business.
    1st…..to continue meeting at Rob Camp.
    2nd____
    2nd Saturday_____Cloud by experience_______Richard________attend_______
    ______Saturday 1801. Church met for worship and proceeded to business.
    1st Opened a door for the reception of members.
    2nd Report made by the members from Robcamp that they received Marjorie Connor, Millie Armstrong into Fellowship.
    3rd Appointed James Kinney, Isaac Lane and Thomas Jeffries to attend at Rob Camp first Saturday in April.
    4th Peter Neal and William Stroud appointed to attend at Powells Valley Church on Gap Creek.

    April the 2nd Saturday 1801. Church met and after worship proceeded to business.
    1st. Opened a door for the reception of new members and received Judah Dodson by Experience.
    2nd Appointed Bro James Kinney, Thomas Jeffries, William Stroud, Joseph Clark and Elijah Chissum to attend at Rob Camp meeting house on the first Saturday in May.

    May the 2nd Saturday 1801. Church met and after worship proceeded to business.
    1st Opened a door for the reception of new members.
    2nd The brethren that attended at Rob Camp made_______that they had received Richard Hanes and advised____Members to meet together to worship God and____over each other according to the gospel________if any should want to join to the Church______advise that they send to the body for________

    June the 2nd Saturday 1801. Church met and after worship proceed_________
    1st Considered Bro. Obediah Martin's___________the ministry of the gospel______glory of God that he be_______ordinances but exercise______public prayer.
    2nd ______Zachariah McCul_____
    _____appoint Isaac Lane, Jesse Dodson and Joseph____to write with the church to which he formerly belonged their distresses.
    4th Appoint Isaac Lauk and Joseph______to write to the association.

    July the 2nd Saturday 1801. Church met and after worship proceeded to business.
    1st Letters read and approbated.
    2ne Appointed a Church Meeting at Rob Camp meetinghouse and appoint Joseph Clark and Peter Neal to attend.
    3rd Appointed Joseph Cogdal to the association.

    August the 1st Saturday 1801. Church met at Rob Camp and after worship proceeded to business.
    1st Appointed James Kinney, Jesse Dodson and Peter Neal to settle a distress with Bro. Obediah Martin which was attended by Brother Martin's recantation.
    2nd Dismist Richard Hanes, John Grimes, Milly Armstrong and Margery Conner.

    August the 2nd Saturday 1801. Church met and after worship proceeded to business.
    1st Opened a door for the reception of members. Received Jesse Dodson by letter.
    2nd Elijah Chissum intended to travel desires letter of recommendation. Is granted a letter of dismission for himself and his wife when called for.
    3rd Agreed to petition for a division of the association.

    September the 2nd Saturday 1801. Church met and after worship proceeded to business.
    1st Opened a door for the reception of members and received James Forrest and Mary his wife by letter.
    2nd Received Stacy Edwards by experience.

    ______Saturday 1801. Church met and after worship proceeded to business.
    1st Opened a door for the reception of members.
    2nd Appointed our meeting in November for sacrament and the day before for fasting and prayer.
    3rd. Brother William Stroud having a mind to travel requests a letter of recommendation is granted.
    4th Motion for choosing a pastor is defered.

    November the 2nd Saturday 1801. Church met and after worship proceeded to business.
    1st Chose Jesse Dodson pastor.
    2nd Agreed to call Isaac Barton and William Jones to install our pastor.

    December the 2nd Saturday 1801. Church met and after worship proceeded to business.
    1st Agreed to send Brethren Jesse Dodson, Isaac Land and Joseph Cogdal to the church on Buffaloo to inquire into their stand with John Conley.
    End of Year 1800 - 1801

    Could he have had a daughter who married James Cunningham?

    October Second Saturday 1806. Church met at Big Spring and after worship proceeded to business.

    1st Hannah Hill, Mercurius and Rachel Cook took their seats.

    2nd Agreed to petition the Association for an alteration of their citing from Thursday to Saturday.

    3rd Association letter read and approved.

    4th Reference relative to Ritchard Harper continued to the 14th day of this month.

    William and Nancy Stroud, Obediah and Elisabeth Jennings, Jesse and Ruth Dodson and Dodson's Sukey (Susanna) and James Cunningham dismisd by letter.

    Tony Martini has put together an excellent biography with lots of location shots in Middle Tennessee ... http://graveyardgossip.blogspot.com/2010/03/martini-family-jesse-dodson-frontier.html

    Military:
    While there is no evidence of military service for Jesse DODSON during the War, we can feel confident that he served in some capacity, for at the end of the War he received a Land Grant in North Carolina, which would become Tennessee.

    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".

    Joined the Big Springs Primitive Baptist Church in what is now Springdale, Tennessee in 1801, and became the Pastor of the congregation from November 1801 until November of 1805.

    Religion:
    Around 1820, Rev. Jesse DODSON was called to lead the Big Springs Baptist Church on Mouse Creek, near Niota in McMinn County, Tennessee...only a year after the Hiwassee Purchase Treaty with the Cherokee Indians had opened that land to settlement.

    Jesse married Ruth Dodson 0___ 1774, Halifax County, Virginia. Ruth (daughter of Elisha Dodson, Sr. and Sarah Everett) was born 12 Dec 1754, Fauquier County, Virginia; died 22 Nov 1828, McMinn County, Tennessee; was buried Matlock Cemetery, Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  8. 71.  Ruth Dodson was born 12 Dec 1754, Fauquier County, Virginia (daughter of Elisha Dodson, Sr. and Sarah Everett); died 22 Nov 1828, McMinn County, Tennessee; was buried Matlock Cemetery, Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 25 Dec 1754, Pittsylvania County, Virginia

    Notes:

    Married:
    Ruth was his first cousin.

    Children:
    1. Nancy Dodson was born 0___ 1773, (Halifax County) Commonwealth of Virginia.
    2. Nimrod H. "Tip" Dodson, Sr. was born ~ 1775, Fauquier County, Virginia; died 18 Jan 1837, Viola, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. 35. Elizabeth Dodson was born 0___ 1776, (Halifax County) Commonwealth of Virginia; died 18 May 1850, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Warren County, Tennessee.
    4. Elisha Dodson was born 17 Sep 1785, (Halifax County) Commonwealth of Virginia; died 27 Apr 1864, Polk County, Tennessee; was buried Reliance Cemetery, Polk County, Tennessee.
    5. 38. Elijah "Grandsir" Dodson was born 17 Sep 1785, (Halifax County) Commonwealth of Virginia; died 0___ 1858, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    6. Jesse Buford Dodson, Jr. was born 7 Mar 1791, (Halifax County) Commonwealth of Virginia; died 3 Aug 1878, McMinn County, Tennessee; was buried Matlock Cemetery, Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee.
    7. William Dodson was born (Halifax County, Commonwealth of Virginia).
    8. Sarah "Sary" Dodson was born 4 Jun 1795, (Halifax County, Commonwealth of Virginia); died After 1860, (Tennessee).
    9. Tabitha Dodson was born 19 Mar 1798, (Halifax County, Commonwealth of Virginia); died 24 Nov 1839, Riceville, McMinn County, Tennessee.
    10. Sarah "Sallie" Dodson was born 0___ 1800, (Grainger County) Tennessee; died ~ 1870, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    11. Ruth Dodson was born 1 Apr 1802, (Halifax County, Virginia); died 2 Mar 1885, McMinn County, Tennessee; was buried Liberty Cemetery, McMinn County, Tennessee.

  9. 32.  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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    Individual Record FamilySearch™ Ancestral File v4.19

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

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

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

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

    circa 1830-1831:

    "CHANCERY of M'MINVILLE DECREES

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

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

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

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

    20 Jul 2008

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

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

    21 July 1815

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

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

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

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

    Turner Lane )

    Frances Hennessee )

    Joseph Smith ) Esqrs.

    Isaac Medkiff )

    Test- Jacob A. Lane. Clk.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Select a year and view county line changes...

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

    Will:
    - Will recorded

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

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

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

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

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


  10. 33.  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. 36. Patrick S(amuel) "Paddy" Hennessee was born 0___ 1796, Burke County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1860, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Hennessee Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. Alford Hennessee was born 0___ 1801, (Burke County) North Carolina.
    4. (FNU Hennessee) was born (ABT 1800), (Burke County, North Carolina).
    5. Archibald Wilcher "Archie" Hennessee was born 25 Sep 1802, Burke County, North Carolina; died 7 Aug 1875, Warren County, Tennessee.
    6. Ailsey Hennessee was born 1794-1804, Burke County, North Carolina; died Aft 1848.
    7. Alexander Hennessee was born 0___ 1804, Burke County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1875, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    8. Henry D(avid) Hennessee was born 0___ 1805, Warren County, Tennessee; died (Lawrence County, Arkansas).
    9. James W(ilcher) I. Hennessee was born 25 Jul 1811, Warren County, Tennessee; died 16 Feb 1846, White County, Tennessee.

  11. 78.  William "Will" McGregor, Jr. was born 0___ 1755, (Scotland) (son of William "The Preacher" McGregor and Sarah Flowers); died 6 Oct 1839, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Religion: Baptist Preacher
    • Probate: 4 Oct 1839, Warren County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    May have had a marriage previous to Miss Stiles. I note that because their progeny begins when Will is 29 years-of-age which seems late in life for the period...DAH

    Larry McGregor cites his first marriage was with Elizabeth Webb

    end of comment

    page 1-D;

    "Some say that William McGregor m. Easter (Esther) Stiles. No proof has been found."


    page 8-A; "...some say Elizabeth Webb."

    Catherine Gaffin Lynn;

    "Elijah Dodson married Sallie McGregor, 1770-1858. She was a daughter of William McGregor, a brother of John McGregor who immigrated from Warwick Co.,Va about 1782-1785 and who both settled in Warren Co., Tenn. Near Smyrna."

    end of comment

    From: "Carolyne McGregor-Long"
    To: "Bill Williams" ; "David Hennessee" ; "Larry L. McGregor"
    Cc: "Miss Ishbel McGregor Secretary"
    Subject: Fw: Monday hello
    Date: Monday, August 05, 2002 8:58 AM

    Greetings from California! (Hello cousins, Bill & David.)

    Trust you are all well. I'm forwarding a response that I received from our Society Secretary (Clan Gregor Society, Scotland), Ms Ishbel McGregor...I had e-mailed her regarding trying to find info on either Apion's Glen or Ossian Glen in Scotland, and she was kind enough to check in w/Dr. Hutcheson (as he does not have e-mail). It's purported that Rev. William McGregor (who came to the colonies to preach in the meeting houses from Scotland) was from Ossian's Glen. Larry, who is a genealogist & new member of our Western USA Chapter (CGS), has been helpful w/this research. He has info that possibly Apion's Glen is the correct location.

    In 1994, while Doyle & I were in the Perthshire area, Dr. A. MacGregor Hutchison was kind enough to spend time w/us. At one point, he took us on a wonderful outing/day-trip to a great deal of MacGregor sights. He is learned in history & place names of Scotland. I've asked before about Ossian's Glen, or a place once known as Ossian's Glen. There is a Loch Ossian, which is high above Glen Lyon, one of the glens Gregor took us a tour through, and wonderful experience, I might add. In trying to pin point g-g-g-g-grandfather's origins, traveling every avenue is quite difficult. I still maintain that these MacGregor brothers (William, Bartlett, John & possibly one other, think Andrew) came from an area where they had an opportunity to study...surely one didn't just sail over from Scotland & start preaching in the colony meeting houses without some sort of education, even back in those times.

    I would like to research further regarding the ancient town of Dull & a school/college, said to be the first seminary of education mainland Scotland (have not confirmed this). Dull apparently became a famous educational centre - mid centuries schools which was removed to Kunkeld - later St. Andrews.....this town was in the area of Glen Lyon, Rannoch area. Loch Ossian is to the northeast of this, if my memory serves me well.

    Thanks for reading through....this is getting to be a lengthy saga on our illusive McGregors.

    All the best,
    Carolyne McGregor Long (CGS/ACGS)

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: clangregor
    To: Carolyne McGregor-Long
    Sent: Sunday, July 28, 2002 4:53 PM
    Subject: RE: Monday hello


    Dear Carolyne,

    Gregor phoned me tonight (perhaps I should say last night) and I asked him about your query.

    He has never heard of Apion's Glen but reminded me that there is a district called Appin just north of Oban and there is an area near Aberfeldy called Appin of Dull. Whether either of these have any connection with your Apion ........ We just don't know.

    Gregor also informed me that part of what we call the Sma' Glen, between Crieff and Aberfeldy, is called Ossian's Glen. (Ossian was son of Fingal). Well! Just goes to prove we are never too old to learn.

    I can relate to your comment about e-mails. Every time I sit down to try and get some work done, I get a great load of e-mails. Once I have answered them, there is no time left to do the work I set out to do. I'm not sure how to overcome this problem. Any ideas?

    Slainte

    Ishbel.
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Carolyne McGregor-Long [mailto:crnlyon@inreach.com]
    Sent: Sunday, July 28, 2002 4:21 PM
    To: clangregor
    Subject: Re: Monday hello


    Dear Ishbel,

    Do trust your back problem has improved greatly. I certainly can relate on that one, having some serious issues with mine. I think I probably already knew, in the back of my mind, that Gregor did not have or want computer...some days I'm with him on that. ha! Seems I'm always in hurry due to schedules, family & the like, and everytime I get on-line, there's a mountain of e-mails to sort through. My goodness, technology is getting too fast for me.

    About a place once called/known as Ossian's Glen...perhaps it never existed and if it did, possibly, only a handful of MacGregor's knew it as such. This may be a mystery which will stay just that, a mystery. Do appreciate your help and pls do tell Gregor hello for me. Our time spent w/him during 1994, was indeed special, a highlight of our travels that year.

    Best to you and yours, aye.
    Carolyne

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: clangregor
    To: Carolyne McGregor-Long
    Sent: Friday, July 26, 2002 2:56 PM
    Subject: RE: Monday hello


    Dear Carolyne,

    Thank you, yes! I did enjoy my break from the normal routine of life but unfortunately a back problem rather curtailed my activities and I have just been told by my chiropractor that the problem normally takes at least six months to settle. I shall just have to plod on as best I can.

    Gregor does not have e-mail and is adamant that he never will. He's not even interested in having a computer, in spite of the enormous amount of work he does. He just passes most of it to me for typing!!!

    I will certainly put your question to Gregor. I cannot help on this one as I have never heard of either Ossian's Glen or Apion's Glen. Perhaps he will be able to throw some light on it. He should be in touch with me very soon.

    Yours Aye,
    Ishbel.



    -----Original Message-----
    From: Carolyne McGregor-Long [mailto:crnlyon@inreach.com]
    Sent: Monday, July 08, 2002 1:44 PM
    To: Miss Ishbel McGregor Secretary
    Subject: Monday hello


    Dear Ishbel,

    Hope this finds to well & that you returned home from your brief holiday very refreshed. It's work day for me, so must rush along. I'm hoping that you might be able to help me w/a wee question for Gregor Hutcheson. If he has e-mail, I do not have his address, so am inquiring by way of you as I believe you have contact w/him on a fairly regular basis. Would you be so kind to ask Gregor (or perhaps you know this yourself)... is there now or was there ever an Apion's Glen, Scotland? I have new info on my mysterious Rev William McGregor, reportedly from Ossian's Glen, Scotland, & the possibility that it is not such, but Apion's Glen. Sorry, my curiosity has gotten the better of me. I know you are tremendously busy, but should you get the chance, I would appreciate hearing from you on this very much.

    Best wishes,
    Carolyne crnlyon@inreach.com

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    William married Mary Jane "Martha" Stiles 0___ 1785, Montgomery County, North Carolina. Mary was born 12 Aug 1760, Chesterfield County, Virginia Colony; died 6 Feb 1832, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  12. 79.  Mary Jane "Martha" Stiles was born 12 Aug 1760, Chesterfield County, Virginia Colony; died 6 Feb 1832, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: "could have been, Esther Stiles"

    Children:
    1. Mary Ann McGregor was born 0___ 1783, (North Carolina).
    2. Ezekiel McGregor, Sr. was born 24 Nov 1784, Northampton County, North Carolina; died 23 Sep 1856, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. Willis Wallace McGregor was born 24 Nov 1784, North Carolina; died 8 Aug 1861, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    4. Elizabeth McGregor was born 0___ 1789, (North Carolina); died Warren County, Tennessee.
    5. 39. Sarah "Sallie" McGregor was born 0___ 1792, Bute County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1868, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    6. Richmond J. McGregor was born 2 May 1794, (Bute County) North Carolina; died 9 Jan 1858, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    7. Martha Jane McGregor was born 30 Sep 1794, Montgomery County, North Carolina; died 22 Feb 1892, Greenfield, Dade County, Missouri; was buried Wetzel Cemetery, Greenfield, Dade County, Missouri.
    8. Jehu McGregor was born 0___ 1796, North Carolina; died 0___ 1870, Warren County, Tennessee.
    9. Selena McGregor was born 28 Dec 1799, North Carolina; died 3 Mar 1874, Dade County, Missouri; was buried Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Greenfield, Dade County, Missouri.
    10. William McGregor was born 0___ 1805, Montgomery County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1867, Dade County, Missouri.

  13. 88.  DeMarcus "Mark" Merriman was born (1774-1780), Lancaster County, Virginia; died 14 Mar 1848, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Possessions: Wilkes County, North Carolina
    • Also Known As: Marcus Merimon
    • Also Known As: Mark Merrimon
    • Residence: 0___ 1840, Bledsoe County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    19 Mar 2012 - Could "DeMarcus" be his middle name? i.e., "William or Ervin DeMarcus Merriman"...DAH

    10 Feb 2012 - Still looking for evidence of his blood-line to William Merriman of Maryland and his HAILE antecedents. There is no proof that DeMarcus comes from this family.

    26 Apr 2013 - William Merriman, Senior is enumerated in the 1812 Warren Co, Tennessee Tax List of Christopher Shell...http://www.combs-families.org/combs/records/tn/warren/tl12a.htm. Who is this?

    Who is this Ervin Merryman? He is enumerated in the household of Allen & Eliza Merryman. It doesn't seem likely that it is a corruption of "DeMarcus". The census record also enumerates Ervin's wife as, "Elizabeth" same spouse name and birth year as Mark's wife. Could he be an unknown uncle?

    https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MCD7-VX3
    ame: Ervin Merryman
    esidence: Bledsoe county, Bledsoe, Tennessee
    ge: 76 years
    alculated Birth Year: 1774
    irthplace: North Carolina
    ender: Male
    ace (original):
    ace (expanded):
    eath Month:
    eath Year:
    ilm Number: 24561
    igital GS Number: 4191096
    mage Number: 00178
    ine Number: 10
    welling House Number: 190
    amily Number: 190
    arital Status:
    ree or Slave:
    ollection: United States Census, 1850

    From: Bashak@aol.com [Bill & Barb Kelley | Family Group Records | 16 Feb 1998 | 6227 20th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33702 | 813.525. 0628 | Bashak@aol.com]

    Date: Fri, 6 Feb 1998 13:45:06 EST

    To: schoolstuff@worldnet.att.net
    Mime-Version: 1.0

    Subject: MERRIMAN info.

    Dear David,

    Your information came in the mail today. Thanks ever so much.

    I am sending part of the information we have now as an attachment. I will get the information together, that we have, starting with Owen MERRIMAN and send it later. My asthma & allergies are bothering me & I didn't get it all ready. Hope some of this is helpful. Bill & Barb Kelley


    MERRIMAN/MERRYMAN


    Info from Evelyn J. Russeff that she copied from records in Salt Lake Library [Did she mean LDS library in Utah?]

    Records of Bledsoe Co., TN. Chancery Court Minute Book. 1847-1856 Pg 378--

    James A Tulloss & Thomas N. Frazier Executors of Alexander H. Montgomery--vs--Lewis D. Merriman, Jesse Colbert, Nancy Colbert, Levi Green, Elizabeth Green, Owen Merriman, Allen B. Carrolton, Evaline Saxton, & Willie & Allen Merriman administrators on the estate of Mark Merriman deceased.

    Be it remembered that this cause came on again to be heard on this 14th day of March 1848 before the honorable B. L. Ridly Chancellor & C (?) upon the report of Stephen Hicks the special Commissioner here to fore ordered in this cause & the exceptions filed by the defendants thereon which exception being since heard & understood by the court are ordered to be overruled & said report in all things confirmed from which it appears that the defendant Lewis D. Merriman was indebted to the complainants for principal & interest on the 15th day of March 1848 in the sum of $692.34 & that the distributive share of the said Lewis D. Merriman in the personal estate of his father Demarcus Merriman deceased in the hands of his administrators. Willie & Allen Merriman amounts to the sum of $350.38 & it further appears from said report that commissioners were appointed by the Circuit Court of Bledsoe County who assigned to the widow of the said Demarcus Merriman deceased dower in his real estate & also to the defendant Lewis D. Merriman his distributive share of residue of said estate unencumbered with the dower distinguished in the commissioners report as lot No. 9 & described as follows.

    Beginning at the forked dogwood & corner to corner Levi Green in William Haskews line thence with Haskews line north 70 poles due west 50 poles to a stake in the line of lot No. 8. Thence South 67 degrees east to the beginning. (I didn't copy the rest).

    Signed Thomas N. Frazier, Guardian of David H. Spring Exparte.

    Pg. 414--Tues Mar 13, 1849 William Merriman to be allowed to file a cross bill in this same cause.

    Pg. 427--Tues 12th Mar 1850--

    John Thurman vs William Merriman. John Spears, James D. Spears, Tho. Sutherland & Allen Merriman Adms. of D. Merriman & Wiiliam Merriman vs John Thurman, James G. Spears & others appearing to the court that deft. William Merriman is justly in debt to complainant Thurman as follows-by judgement remembered by Elijah M. Hale & Johnathan Whiteside------ note with interest sum of $109.82 (about estate earlier).

    Elizabeth Merriman vs Allen Merriman et als. Continued later.
    (I didn't copy.)

    [1]
    Sept 1853--

    Eliz Merriman vs James Robinson & William Gardener. About negro ownership-bill it is ordered & decreed that the bills of complainant be dismissed & that complainant pay the costs for which execution may ? sue at law against sd. complt. & her security Bryant Maryman.

    Bryant Merriamn adm. of Eliz Merriman deceased. William Merryman, Elizabeth Green, Mary Merryman, Allen Merriman, Wyley Merriman, Wyly M. Colvert son of Nancy Colvert decd. Owen Merriman, Benton A. Carlton & the children of Eveline Lastor names.

    Pg 590--Tues Mar 13, 1855

    Unknown said Eveline being sister to said Benton A now deceased & Lewis D. Merriman.

    Mary Merryman mentioned.

    (There was so much on these Merriman's in the court record that I just gave up writing it down. At that time I didn't recognize any names. I was in Salt Lake Library & was trying to get as much information that I could on my lines.) Now I wish I had.

    I gathered all my information that I have collected over the years & for at least a month, I have been trying to piece it all together.

    We all descend from John & Audrey Merryman, John the immigrant. Came in early 1600's to VA then they went on to MD. All of that information is in MD Hist. Mag. by Culver. I have that.

    1st generation was John & Audrey.
    2nd generation was Charles Merryman Sr.
    3rd generation was Charles Merryman Jr.
    4th generation was John Charles Merryman, called Charles, he married Millicent Haile.MERRIMAN/MERRYMAN

    I don't know from which of John Charles children we descend from, but I think it was a Charles that had a wife Elizabeth. He died and the family eventually moved to Bledsoe Co., TN, remarried. I descend from his second wife. He had about 4 children under 10 when wife Betsy Cook died. Elisha, Malachia Merryman and a few others followed him to IL. Others stayed in Bledsoe Co., TN.

    They say most of Bledsoe Records had been destroyed, but I know that the one I just typed off is still available, think it was on film. They all originated from Granville, NC, They were in Lancaster, VA. They may never had moved, when the states redid their state lines. They may have been just over the line.

    So many in those days couldn't read or write and names spelled as they sounded.

    [2]


    Children of John Charles & Millicent [HAILE] Merryman:

    Charles b. Balto. Co., MD 27 May 1733;
    Mary b. Balto. Co., MD 28 Jan 1734;
    Millicent b. Balto. Co., MD 7 Dec 1736;
    William;
    Benjamin.

    Evelyn J. Russeff
    10534 Witter Springs Road
    Witter Springs, CA 95493
    [End of info from Evelyn Russeff]

    Orlando, FL Public library

    Book: Marriage Records 1765-1810 Mecklenburg Co., VA
    By: Katherine B. Elliott Copyright 1963, reprint 1984

    Notes on Marriage Records
    In compiling this volume of early marriage records of Mecklenburg County, it was deemed advisable to examine the marriage records of Granville County, NC, because of the close association of the early families in the two counties.

    Many of the early residents of Granville County had settled first in Mecklenburg & later moved to Granville. Colonial Granville County was established in the same year, 1746, in which Lunenburg County was created. Warren, Vance & the present Granville, all boarding on Mecklenburg County, were a part of Colonial Granville County. Many of the early Mecklenburg County people owned land on both sides of the state line dividing the two counties; & in many of the early wills reference is made to land owned in North Carolina.

    1840 census TN, Bledsoe Co.

    Merimon, Markus: 5-10 10-15 20-30 60-70
    Males: 1 0 1 1
    Females: 0 1 1 1
    Merimon, William: under 5 5-10 10-15 30-40 70-80
    Males: 1 2 2 1 0
    Females: 0 2 0 1 1

    Book: Court Minutes of Granville County, NC 1746-1820.
    By: Zae Hargett Gwynn 1977
    Author states no dates given--just page numbers.

    Abstracts of Granville County, NC [Court Minutes 1789-1791]
    43- Administration of estate of CHARLES MERRYMAN, deceased, granted to MELICAI MERRYMAN, with bond of 500 pounds secured by MALACHIA MERRYMAN & JOSEPH WALLER, securities.

    [Court Minutes 1796-1799]

    146- Estate of MILLISON MERRYMAN, deceased, administered by MALACHI MERRYMAN, with bond secured by BENJ. MOORE.

    179- MALACHI MERRYMAN, administrator of CHARLES MERRYMAN, deceased, returns inventory.
    [3]
    Book: Abstracts of the Wills & Estate Records of Granville County, NC 1746-1808 By: Zae Hargett Gwynn 1973

    Book 2, 1787-1792
    100,101 [p. 100-101]- 8, 1786-proved May Court 1789-CHARLES MERRYMAN wills to wife MILLISON all land on north side of Leeder branch for her lifetime;

    to son WILLIAM, all remaining land between Cedar & Pichter branch;

    to grandson MALIRE MERRYMAN, the Indian grave tract containing 120 acres;

    to my son BENJAMIN, the bed he lies on & a cow & calf after his mother's death to be in the care of MALICE MERRYMAN;

    to my wife, all household goods & stock of all kinds &, at her death, all movable property to be divided to my son, 1/2 to WILLIAM & the rest of other half to the other children.

    Wts: HENRY COOK, HENRY GREEN

    [Is Malice suppose to be Malachi?]

    194- Inventory of Estate of CHARLES MERRYMAN, deceased, Aug 1790, by MILLISON MERRYMAN.

    Book 4, 1796-1799

    79- Inventory of Estate of CHARLES MERRYMAN by MAT MERRYMAN, administrator, Feb Court 1796.

    LDS Micro-fiche [Largo Library] State of MD

    Millicent HAILE married [Balto., Co., MD 02 Feb 1730] Charles John MERRYMAN [sometimes referred to as John Charles].

    Millicent HAILE b. 1711. Father: Nicholas HAILE Mother: Frances GARRETT.

    Nicholas HAILE married [1700] Frances GARRETT.

    State of NC

    William MERIMAN married Lorana PAGE 10 Dec 1818 Wilkes Co., NC.
    Briant MARYMON married Matha FERGUSIN 16 or 18 Sept 1818 Wilkes Co., NC.

    Micro-fiche [Tampa Library] Marriages of NC

    MERRIMAN, Nancy & COLVARD, Jesse 12 Nov 1834 Bondsman: Thornton Kilby; Witness: D. Grey. Wilkes Co., NC. #104-01-054

    MERRIMON, Elizabeth & GREEN, Levi 14 Feb 1830 Bondsman: Owen Merrimon; Witness W. Davenport. Wilkes Co., NC. #104-01-098

    MERRYMAN, Jenney & CARLTON, Thomas 26 Mar 1813 Bondsman: George Crouch; Witness: A. Nesbitt. Wilkes Co., NC. #104-01-043

    Date: November 17, 2003 at 12:30:55

    The information that I have is the following.

    Demarcus [Mark] Merriman had land in Wilkes Co., NC in 1807/1810. He died before 1848 in Bledsoe Co., TN. There is a will or estate papers for him in Bledsoe Co., TN naming wife Elizabeth. Editor's Note: Bledsoe County Clerk cannot find any papers for DeMarcus - I contacted them in 2012 - DAH Children are:

    Briant/Bryant [b.c.1794 VA] married [Wilkes Co., NC Sept 1818] Martha Ferguson;
    William Allen [b.c.1798 NC]; Owen [b.c.1806 NC probably Wilkes] married [Nov 4, 1834 Wilkes Co., NC] Jane Colvard [Bill's line];
    Nancy married [Nov 12, 1834 Wilkes Co] Jesse Colvard;
    Elizabeth married [Feb 14 Wilkes Co.] Levi Green;
    Virginia "Jenny" married [Mar 26, 1813 Wilkes Co.] Thomas Carlton.

    There is a will/estate papers in Granville Co., NC for a Charles Merriman & wife Millicent & a Malachi is named there.

    I think it may have given the relationship of Malachi to Charles & Millicent but not sure. I've only seen the abstract info in a book. The will/estate info for both Charles & his wife Millicent are at the NC State Archives. We don't know what the relationship between Demarcus/Mark & Charles was [could have been parent or maybe grandparent]. This Charles & Millicent Merriman could be the John "Charles" Merriman who married Millicent Hale/Hail in Baltimore Co., MD. It is reported that they were in several counties in VA before going to GranvillCo., NC. There have been quiet a few people working on this Demarcus/Mark Merriman puzzle. Welcome to our club! If your Allen isn't the son of Demarcus, then he is probably the grandson. There is a marriage for a William Merriman married [Nov 13, 1823 NC]Malita Kirby. Some say that Malita is a misspelling. Looking forward to hearing from you.


    * Re: Demarcus Merriman Jean Beardmore 11/17/03


    Re: Mark Merriman Wilkes Co. N.C. http://genforum.genealogy.com/merriman/messages/606.html

    Posted by: douglaswinters

    Date: March 09, 2001 at 19:03:16

    In Reply to: Re: Mark Merriman Wilkes Co. N.C. by Judy Ogren of 1015

    _______

    WE think your Mark may be the father to our Nancy Merriman who married Henry Webb. We have found info that many of the Merrimans ended up in Caldwell Co. N.C.

    Dovie Meeriman married a Benjamin Gilbert in Caldwell.
    Lewis Merriman operated a stagecoach in Caldwell County about 1835.
    We also have an Augustus Merryman who was in Buncombe Co.
    There was also an Owen that ended up in Buncombe Co. that may be this Mark Merrimans son.

    We discovered most of these Merriman names you have listed have a mother named as Sally. She shows as a head of household from about 1830 to 1850 in Caldwell Co. We also have a Merriman that married an Isaac Green in Burke Co. N.C. We know that this hodgepodge of info ties together somehow, we just aren't sure how. Hope this helps and please pass on anything you have.
    _____

    Re: Mark Merriman Wilkes Co. N.C.

    Posted by: Judy Ogren

    Date: May 15, 2000 at 12:48:04

    In Reply to: Mark Merriman Wilkes Co. N.C. by doug winters
    of 1015

    Mark Merriman also appeared in the 1830 Wilkes Co., NC Census. All Merriman cousins, including myself, believe this to be Demarcus Merriman who was born between 1760 - 1770 In Lancaster, VA. He married Elizabeth Unknown, born abt. 1772 in North Carolina. Demarcus died before 1850 in Bledsoe County, TN. Demarcus & Elizabeth had the following children:

    William,
    Allen,
    Nancy,
    Jenny,
    Mary (never married),
    Elizabeth M.,
    Briant,
    Lewis D. and
    Owen.

    Do you have any information on this Mark Merriman before he appeared on the 1810 Wilkes Co. Census? There is a missing link between him and the Merryman/Merriman families of Lancaster, VA. and Baltimore, Ann Arundel Counties, MD. Any thing you might add will be greatly appreciate.

    Re: Demarcus Merriman
    Posted by: ************* Kelley (ID *****2046) Date: November 17, 2003 at 12:30:55
    In Reply to: Demarcus Merriman by Jean Beardmore of 1272

    The information that I have is the following.

    Demarcus [Mark] Merriman had land in Wilkes Co., NC in 1807/1810. He died before 1848 in Bledsoe Co., TN. There is a will or estate papers for him in Bledsoe Co., TN naming wife Elizabeth.

    Children are:

    Briant/Bryant [b.c.1794 VA] married [Wilkes Co., NC Sept 1818] Martha Ferguson;
    William Allen [b.c.1798 NC]; Owen [b.c.1806 NC probably Wilkes] married [Nov 4, 1834 Wilkes Co., NC] Jane Colvard [Bill's line];
    Nancy married [Nov 12, 1834 Wilkes Co] Jesse Colvard;
    Elizabeth married [Feb 14 Wilkes Co.] Levi Green;
    Virginia "Jenny" married [Mar 26, 1813 Wilkes Co.] Thomas Carlton.

    There is a will/estate papers in Granville Co., NC for a Charles Merriman & wife Millicent & a Malachi is named there. I think it may have given the relationship of Malachi to Charles & Millicent but not sure. I've only seen the abstract info in a book. The will/estate info for both Charles & his wife Millicent are at the NC State Archives. We don't know what the relationship between Demarcus/Mark & Charles was [could have been parent or maybe grandparent]. This Charles & Millicent Merriman could be the John "Charles" Merriman who married Millicent Hale/Hail in Baltimore Co., MD.

    It is reported that they were in several ounties in VA before going to Granville Co., NC.

    There have been quiet a few people working on this Demarcus/Mark Merriman puzzle. Welcome to our club! If your Allen isn't the son of Demarcus, then he is probably the grandson.

    There is a marriage for a William Merriman married [Nov 13, 1823 NC]Malita Kirby. Some say that Malita is a misspelling. Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Re: Mark Merriman Wilkes Co. N.C.
    Posted by: Judy Ogren Date: May 15, 2000 at 12:48:04
    In Reply to: Mark Merriman Wilkes Co. N.C. by doug winters of 1272

    Mark Merriman also appeared in the 1830 Wilkes Co., NC Census. All Merriman cousins, including myself, believe this to be Demarcus Merriman who was born between 1760 - 1770 In Lancaster, VA. He married Elizabeth Unknown, born abt. 1772 in North Carolina. Demarcus died before 1850 in Bledsoe County, TN.

    Demarcus & Elizabeth had the following children:

    William,
    Allen,
    Nancy,
    Jenny,
    Mary (never married),
    Elizabeth M.,
    Briant, Lewis D. and
    Owen.

    Do you have any information on this Mark Merriman before he appeared on the 1810 Wilkes Co. Census? There is a missing link between him and the Merryman/Merriman families of Lancaster, VA. and Baltimore, Ann Arundel Counties, MD. Any thing you might add will be greatly appreciate.

    Do you know where in England John/Audrey came from?

    Also trying to find MISSING LINK/Unknown for father of Demarkus/Markus whose Gfather was William Merriman b-1731-or 1738, Baltimore Co MD whose father is John Charles/Married Mill.Haile.

    Thanks (Mark Merriman) 17 Oct 1999

    28 Nov 2013: Editor's Note: Tantalizing comment re DeMarcus' antecedents. Still looking for his lineage...DAH

    Re: JOHN & RICHARD MERRYMAN LANCSTR. VA 1650

    Posted by: Mark Merryman

    Date: November 23, 2001 at 11:59:52

    In Reply to: Re: JOHN & RICHARD MERRYMAN LANCSTR. VA 1650 by Judi Talbot of 447

    John Merryman (immigrant) born prior to 1635 Herefordshire, England. Died 1674 Lancaster County Virginia. Married in England prior to 1649. Wifes name Audry or Ardera. My G-G-G-G-G-G-G-G Grandfather through son Charles Merryman Sr. b. 1657/1659 Lancaster County, Virginia. Died 22 Dec 1725, Baltimore County MD. Charles Merrymans wife was Mary Humphries daughter of Thomas Humphreys and Mary Kinsey.

    _______________


    Abstracted by David A. Hennessee;

    From "The Originals List of Persons of Quality" (1600-1700), pp. 73-75;

    "Passenger Which Passed from Ye Port of London

    2 Maij 1635

    Theis under-written names are to be transported to ye Barbadoes imbarqued in the ALEXANDER (ship) Capt: Burche and Gilbert Grimes Mr p Cerificate from the Minister where they late dwelt the Men tooke the oaths of Alleg. (of) Supremacie die et A prd

    GEO: MERRIMAN age 41."


    ibid, pp. 124-125;

    21 Aug 1635

    "Theis under-written names are to be transported to Virginea, embarqued in the GEORGE (ship) JO: SEVERNE mr bound theither p examination of the Minister of Gravesend .

    JO: GOODSON age 25
    SARA MERRIMAN age 20"

    ____

    Also known as Demarkus/Demarcus. According to Bledsoe County, TN court records, Mark was deceased by March 1848.

    Have copy of land warrant from N C State Archives: County Wilkes; Name Merimon, Mark; Acers 50; Grant No . 2787; Issued 6 Dec 1810; Entry No. 495; Entered 20 Mar 1809; Book No. 1 27; Page No. 401; Location On waters of Beaver Creek.

    In the 1810 censu s his age was listed of 26 & under 45 [putting his birth year between 17 66 & 1774]. In the 1840 census his age was listed of 60 & under 70 [put ting his birth between 1771 & 1780]. With this info, he was probably bo rn 1774 & before 1780. The goal is to find the parents of Mark/Demarkus . William & Babara Kelly/Kelley

    DeMarcus' son, Allen Merriman, names his first son, "Isaac Mark Merriman". Could this imply that Demarcus' full name might be, "Isaac DeMarcus Merriman"? Just another clue...DAH

    Surname: Merriman

    Recorded in several forms including Merriman, Merryman, Merriment, Maryman, and the usually Irish, Marmon and Marmion, this ancient surname is found in most parts of the British Isles, although is never common. It is a derivative of the Olde English pre 7th century personal name 'Myrige', meaning merry, which in the medival period became a nickname surname given either to a person of 'honest' character, or a professional clown, one who took part in the theatres of the day. The suffix ending "man(n)" was in the context of a surname, a form of endearment meaning "friend of". The overall meaning is probably "Merry's friend". Given the robust humour of the medieval period as shown in the famous works of Geoffrey Chaucer, the alternative possibility exists, that the name could sometimes mean the very reverse of merry! Early examples of the recordings taken from authentic registers and charters of the period include John Meryman in the registers of Gloucester, known as the "Letter books", in the year 1359, whilst Adam Myryman is recorded in the 1379 Poll Tax rolls of the city of York. Later examples include those of Alice Merriman, who married Thomas Chalduke at St James church, Clerkenwell, London, on October 9th 1563, and John Meriment, christened at St Botolphs without Aldgate, also London, on October 17th 1686. The famous Irish poet Brian Merriman, was born in 1757, and died in 1810. The first recorded spelling of the surname is believed to be that of Adam Muryman, which was dated 1332, in the subsidy rolls of the county of Staffordshire, during the reign of King Edward III of England, who reigned from 1327 to 1377.

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

    DeMarcus married Elizabeth LNU (North Carolina). Elizabeth was born 0___ 1772, North Carolina; died After 1850, Bledsoe County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  14. 89.  Elizabeth LNU was born 0___ 1772, North Carolina; died After 1850, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Residence: 0___ 1850, Bledsoe County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Enumerated in 1850 Bledsoe County,TN Census,Family 190:

    Allen MERRYMAN (m.y.) 37 Farmer 1200 NC
    Eliza E. 30 Tenn
    Elizabeth 78 700 NC
    Mary 46 400 NC Who is this?
    Ervin 76 Laborer NC........Ervin Merriman? Who is this? No "Ervin" in database...DAH

    Children:
    1. Briant Merriman was born 0___ 1794, Virginia; died After 1880, (Warren County, Tennessee).
    2. Virginia Jane "Jennie" Merriman was born 28 Feb 1796, (Wilkes County) North Carolina; died 10 Apr 1821, Wilkes County, North Carolina.
    3. 44. William Merriman was born 0___ 1798, (Wilkes County) North Carolina; died 0___ 1860, (Bledsoe County, Tennessee).
    4. Owen Merriman was born 0___ 1807, Wilkes County, North Carolina; died Aft 1880, (Wilkes County) North Carolina.
    5. Allen Merriman was born 0___ 1811, North Carolina; died 0___ 1889, (Bledsoe County, Tennessee).
    6. Lewis D. Merriman was born 4 Oct 1812, North Carolina; died 31 Aug 1885, (Greenwood, Abbeville County) South Carolina.
    7. Elizabeth Merriman was born 0___ 1805, North Carolina.
    8. Nancy Merriman was born (~ 1814), (Wilkes County) North Carolina; died Bef 1850.
    9. Wiley Merriman was born 0___ 1818, (Wilkes County) North Carolina; died 1860-1870, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

  15. 90.  William Kirby was born (CIRCA 1760), (Virginia); died (Burke County, North Carolina).

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: William Kerby

    Notes:

    From: "James or Lori Bynum"
    To: "David Hennessee"
    Subject: Re: MERRIMAN
    Date: Sunday, July 08, 2001 11:12 PM

    I think that I've narrowed the Kerby line down to brothers John and William Kerby of Wilkes/Burke Counties, NC. Just going from memory here, but John didn't have children, but willed things to brother William's children. I think that William had a daughter referred to as Letty (Malitia?) and I don't have access to the necessary records to be sure that it's the right bunch. I didn't find this info, a kind gentleman posted the will and I just tried to fit the pieces together. If you have access to Wilkes/Burke NC and have the time, you may want to check it out! I will get around to it in time, but that it something I lack right now! Maybe when the kids return to school.........
    Take care, and I'll keep you posted!
    Lori
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: David Hennessee
    To: Lori Bynum
    Sent: Sunday, July 08, 2001 7:44 AM
    Subject: MERRIMAN

    Dear Lori - Noted you comments re MERRIMAN & KIRBY lines. I, too, come from William & Malitia. Have you made any progress on either of these lines? David Hennessee

    23 Feb 2007

    http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?malitia::kirby::2165.html

    Corraborating content...

    Re: Bailey Kerby of NC and GA
    Posted by: Lori email: buckspocketchick@aol.com Date: August 27, 2001 at 05:37:15
    In Reply to: Bailey Kerby of NC and GA by Ronald W. Fletcher of 3720

    A very kind researcher forwarded a will abstract to me some months ago for John Kerby of Burke/Wilkes County, NC. In that will, John names the children of his brother, William, and his sister, Sarah?, as well. Apparently, John and his wife never had children and he left everything to his nieces and nephews. Among his nephews, a boy by the name of Bailey Kerby. A girl, Lettie, is who I am hoping is my Malitia. She would have been Bailey's sister and I know that my Malitia was born around 1806. So it is very probable that Bailey Kerby, the person listed in John Kerby's will, is one in the same. AND IF Bailey is my Malitia's brother, that would make their parents William and Eliza Kerby. Notice, Bailey Kerby named his second daughter Eliza. Just thought I'd share my donated tidbits with you!

    29 Jun 2007

    Posted By: darlene green
    Email:
    Subject: Re: Burke County NC Kirby married Eliza 1800
    Post Date: July 23, 2001 at 20:23:06
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/kirby/messages/2069.html
    Forum: Kirby Family Genealogy Forum
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    Lori, I'm searching for a John Kirby who married Elizabeth Humphreys(ies). They married about 1800 in Burke Co I believe. This is where the Humphreys lived. Her sisters that I know about are Frances, (my ggggrandmother) Nancy and Rhoda. Her brothers were James, William and George.Her parents are William and Susannah Webb Humphreys. Frances was born in 1780. Maybe you can figure something out. Don't know anything about John or his family

    Darlene

    Editor's note: Corraborating Lori's notes regarding John & William KERBY...

    20 Sep 2009:

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

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

    "Kerby, Jno 1,0,0,0,0"

    1790 Census North Carolina
    Wilkes County 9th Company Morgan District

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

    20 Sep 2009:

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

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

    "Kerby, Wm 1,5,6,0,0"

    1790 Census North Carolina
    Wilkes County 9th Company Morgan District

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

    Oops, found two more candidates whose ages & issue appear more likely to be the William & John we are seeking...DAH

    "Kerby, Jno 1,0,2,0,0"

    1790 Census North Carolina
    Wilkes County 15th Company Morgan District

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

    20 Sep 2009:

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

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

    "Kerby, Wm 2,1,2,0,2"

    1790 Census North Carolina
    Wilkes County 15th Company Morgan District

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

    24 Jul 2007

    Surname: Kirby

    Recorded in many spelling forms including: Cerby, Cirby, Curby, Cerbee, Kirby, Kirkby, Kirkebye, Kerbey, Kerby, and Kurby this is an English surname. It is of locational origin from one of the numerous places named Kirby or Kirkby, as for example, Kirby le Soken in the county of Essex; Kirby Cane in Norfolk; Monks Kerby in Warwickshire; Kirby Hill in the North Riding of Yorkshire; Kirkby on Bain in Lincolnshire; and Kirkby Lonsdale, in Westmorland. These places, recorded variously as Chirchebi, Kerkeby and Kirchebi in the famous Domesday book of 1086 for the above counties, derive from the Northern Middle English word "kirk", meaning a church and ultimately from the Olde Norse word "kirkja," with "byr", a farm. The Olde English pre 7th Century "cyrice", also meaning "church," accounts for the initial "C" in some Domesday Book recordings. Early examples of the surname recording taken from surviving early registers include: Richard Kyrby in the Subsidy Rolls of Suffolk in 1524, whilst on October 19th 1589, Ann Kirby was christened at the famous church of St. Dunstan's in the East, Stepney, and Nathaniel Curbee was christened at the church of Holy Trinity in the Minories, in the city of London, on February 21st 1647. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Godebold de Kirkebi. This was dated 1121, in the records of the Abbey of Bury St. Edmund's, Suffolk, during the reign of King Henry 1st of England, 1100 - 1135. 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

    William married Eliza LNU (CIRCA 1800), (North Carolina). Eliza was born 0___ 1769, Commonwealth of Virginia; died Aft 1850, Bledsoe County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  16. 91.  Eliza LNU was born 0___ 1769, Commonwealth of Virginia; died Aft 1850, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Census Name: Eliza Kerby
    • Residence: 0___ 1850, Bledsoe County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Enumerated in household of her son-in-law, William Merriman during 1850 Bledsoe County Census,p.25...DAH

    Children:
    1. 45. Malitia Margaret Kirby was born 15 Apr 1806, (Surry County) North Carolina; died 0Mar 1886, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    2. Sarah Curby was born 0___ 1808, North Carolina.

  17. 92.  Adam Thomas, Sr. was born 1 Jan 1770, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (son of Jacob Thomas, Sr. and Margaret Elizabeth Neiman); died 10 Jan 1855, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Davenport Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Will: 12 Oct 1850, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee
    • Probate: 0Feb 1855, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    http://www.geocities.com/blynnfitzz/Page2.html

    5. Adam THOMAS, Sr., (1.Jacob1) b. 01 Jan 1770, PA or TN?. He married (1) Anna B.?, 1789 ??, in
    TN?, b. Unknown, d. abt. 1840. He married (2) Jane RALSTON, 13 Nov 1849, in Knox Co., TN.,
    b Unknown, d. Unknown. Adam died 10 Jan 1855, Knox Co., TN., buried: Davenport Cemetery, Knoxville, TN.

    See Gravestone and Will of Adam THOMAS. Old Adam Thomas Home and Davenport Cemetery pictures.


    Children by Anna B.?:
    9. i Margaret (Peggy) THOMAS b. Abt. 1790, PA, VA, TN??. She married John CARPENTER, c 1810,
    in Blount Co.,TN. b. Unknown, d. Unknown. Margaret died c 1850, Blount Co., TN.
    + 10. ii Ann (Amy) E. THOMAS b. 16 Oct 1798.
    + 11. iii Henry M. THOMAS b. Abt 1796.
    12. iv Susannah (Susan) THOMAS b. Abt. 1800, VA. or TN?. She married Richard WALKER, 12 Apr
    1822, in Knox Co., TN. b.Unknown, d.Unknown. Susannah died Unk.
    + 13. v Catherine (Caty) THOMAS b. 26 Oct. 1801.
    + 14. vi Mary (Polly) THOMAS b. abt. 1810.
    + 15. vii Sarah (Sally) THOMAS b. 11 May 1812.
    + 16. viii Adam THOMAS, Jr. b. 04 Jul 1813.
    + 17. ix Jacob THOMAS b. 06 Nov 1817.


    Individual:

    LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ADAM THOMAS, SR.

    of Knox County, Tennessee

    An instrument in writing pertaining to be the last Will and Testament o f Adam Thomas, deceased, and Richard Keyhill and Benjamin Hackney, Gordon Desam, Subscribing Witnesse s thereto appearing in open Court, acknowledge that they saw Adam Thomas sign the said Will by makin g his mark and heard him acknowledge the same to be his last Will and Testament, the same thereupo n ordered to be admitted to Court.

    Know all men by these present that I, Adam Thomas of the County of Knox a nd State of Tennessee being of sound mind and disposing memory, enjoying tolerable good health being far advanced in years and knowing the uncertainty of life and earthy affairs, I do hereby make and Publis h this my Last Will and Testament to wit----.

    First, my Will is that all my funeral expenses and just debt be paid ou t of monies or property that I may have at the time of my death.

    Second, my will is that my beloved wife Jane shall have and enjoy fifty acres of land adjoining the lands of Jacob Thomas, heir and the land of Wm. Brown, James Crew and others. Said land having been granted by the State of Tennessee to me and dated the 4th day of March 1825, and als o two hundred dollars in cash to be expended in building of a house and lot and necessary improvements on said land as she may think fit and if she does not choose to spend said money enterly [entirely] on said land she may use it otherwise at her option, it is also my will that she have and enjoy two feather beds, unde rbeds and bed steads, and each bed to have one couterpen, two quilts, and one sheet, and as many articles as is now exempt from Executors for the benefit of heads of family and to her illegitimate son Jerry Rawlston , my will is that at the death of my wife Jane that he enjoy the said land forever, and that my Executor retain in his hands one hundred dollars to be expended in the support or schooling said child, or in any other lawfu l way, that said Executors may think best now if my wife Jane shall desent [dissent] from this my last Will an d Testament, then it is my Will that she only enjoy as the law may form to do and nothing else and as for Jerr y her son she will have to provide for him herself and the fifty acres of land shall be sold to the highes t bidder on a credit of twelve months but if she agrees to this my Will in that my plantation on which I now live and joining the land of C. N. Baker, Wilson, S. Enudle and others, may also be sold for cash on a twelve month credit after having given them three months notice of sale, but if my wife Jane should disent [dissent ] from said will then my will is that said land be sold reserving to her, her lifetime estate to one third of t he Home place. I also with that all personal property be exposed to sale on the above mentioned terms.

    And for my children my Will is as follows;

    To my deceased daughter Peggy Carpenter I wish her heir to enjoy all that their mother could of alive, to be equal with the rest of my children, the word above used as Peggy Carpenter heirs.

    I wish to be understood as to apply to all the living children and to by [my] daughte r Polly Doyle. I will that she receive an equal part with all the rest of my children and then to divide equally with her two sons Thomas and John so that each one may have one third of Polly’s part,

    and to Amy Breakbil l I likewise wish her to receive equal part with the rest. Also my son Henry to receive equally with the rest of my children,

    and to Caty Doyle I will to receive equal with the rest of my children,

    and to Susannah Walker I will equal with the rest and to Sally Davenport I wish her a equal part on and with the rest.

    Now the word equal with the rest. I wish to be understood to mean an equal portion of cash whatever amount that may be left in the hands of my Executor, weather [whether] by sale of land as in cash in hand, money in Bank to be paid over by said Executor soon as possible after my death as in lawful sale and collect th e money owed --

    but as to Adam Thomas, my son I will him five dollars in cash as he has already got all that I believe I owe him, and to the heir of my son Jacob Thomas, deceased to his two children each one dollar.

    And Lastly I do hereby constitute my dear friend and son in law John Breakbill, my Executor of this my Last Will and Testament, hereby keeping all other.

    12th day of October, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty (1850)

    ADAM X [his mark] THOMAS Attest Richard Keyhill, Benjamin Hackney, Gordon Desam

    The Last Will of ADAM THOMAS SR. deceased having been by the Court admitt ed to probate, wit appearing from the said will that John Breakbill had been appointed Execu tor.

    Page 98 February Session 1855

    Witness Geo. W. Cox, Clerk of said Court at office in Knoxville, Tennesse e, Geo. C. Cleve, Clerk The first Monday of February 1855, G. W. C. Cox, Clerk. State of Tennessee, Knox County For all persons, Greetings;

    Whereas, at our County Court held for the County Knox, at the Court Hous e in Knoxville on the 1st Monday, February 1855 it appeared to the Court that Adam Thomas, late of said County had died having first made his Last Will and Testament, in Which John Breakbill is appointed Executor. It was ordered that Letter, Testament any issue known ? We therefore impower the said John Breakbill to take unto his possession all and singular the goods and chattel rights and Credits of t he said Testator. Wheresoever the same, may be found, and all Just Debts, Debts of said Testator, and all the Legacies specified in said Will, will and duly to pay. So far as the said goods and Chattel, rights and Credits may extend and in all things to administer said goods and chattel, rights and Credits according to the terms of said Will and the law of the Land.

    Witness Geo. W. C. Cox Clerk of said Court at Office in Knoxville, the 1s t Monday of February 1855.

    end

    Adam married Anna B. LNU (Knox County, Tennessee). Anna was born (Pennsylvania); died Abt 1840, Knox County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  18. 93.  Anna B. LNU was born (Pennsylvania); died Abt 1840, Knox County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 46. Henry M. Thomas was born 0___ 1798, Knox County, Tennessee; died Aft 1860, (Bledsoe County, Tennessee).

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

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer
    • Also Known As: Harold Byars

    Notes:

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

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

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

    Spouse:
    Jane Gill Byars (1785 - 1867)

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

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

    *Calculated relationship

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

    Burial:
    Byars Cemetery
    Warren County
    Tennessee, USA

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

    end of file

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

    end of comment

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

    end of comment

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

    Harrel is the only listed Byars slave holder in 1860.

    1860 slave schedules:

    4 slaves: F52, M30, M26, F23

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

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

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

    end of comment

    Died:
    intestate...

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


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

    Notes:

    Rutherford County (NC) Wills: 1783-1868;

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

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

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

    I give to Henry Gill one negro named George.

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

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

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

    Signed: John Goode."

    Notes:

    Residence (Family):
    in District 15...

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

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

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

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

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

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

    Biography

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

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

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

    Census

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

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

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

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

    1840 DeKalb Census: 1112001-112001

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

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

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


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

    Notes:

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

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

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

    Other Events:

    • Probate: 7 May 1845, DeKalb County, Tennessee

    Notes:

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

    1840 DeKalb Census: 12020001-1141001

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


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

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

    Other Events:

    • Religion: "2-Seed" Primitive Baptist

    Notes:

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

    Reported in 1920...

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

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

    end of comment

    Birth: May 24, 1782
    Spartanburg County
    South Carolina, USA
    Death: Jun. 13, 1840
    Warren County
    Tennessee, USA


    Family links:
    Spouse:
    Nancy Adcock Cantrell (1790 - 1872)

    Children:
    Peter Green Cantrell (1806 - 1868)*
    John A Cantrell (1808 - 1895)*
    Lenard Cantrell (1811 - 1895)*
    Isaac Cantrell (1821 - 1876)*
    Robert Cantrell (1823 - 1903)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    Old Bildad Cemetery
    Keltonburg
    DeKalb County
    Tennessee, USA

    Created by: Linda Jonas
    Record added: Mar 07, 2009
    Find A Grave Memorial# 34562544

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

    Reported in 1920...

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

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

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


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

  27. 106.  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]


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

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Charity Leggett

    Notes:

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

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

    Children:
    1. James Cantrell was born 0___ 1790, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died Bef 1860, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    2. Nancy Cantrell was born 1791, (Spartanburg County) South Carolina; died YOUNG.
    3. Benjamin Cantrell was born 0___ 1805, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died Abt 1848, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    4. Sarah Nancy Cantrell was born 30 Oct 1793, (Spartanburg County) South Carolina; died 3 Oct 1859, Dade County, Missouri; was buried Buchanan Cemetery, Dade County, Missouri.
    5. Elizabeth Cantrell was born 5 Feb 1796, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 24 Nov 1864, Texas County, Missouri; was buried Cantrell Cemetery, Licking, Texas County, Missouri.
    6. Rayburn "Reuben" Cantrell was born 28 May 1800, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 10 Oct 1850, Everton, Dade Co., MO.
    7. Peter Cantrell was born 0___ 1802, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 0___ 1874, Dade County, Missouri; was buried Cantrell, Everton, Dade Co., MO.
    8. Tabitha Cantrell was born 0___ 1807, Warren County, Tennessee.
    9. Martha Cantrell was born (Spartanburg County, South Carolina).
    10. 53. 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.

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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


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

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

    Hi Cousin David.

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

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

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

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

    The best, John R. Clonts in California

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

    Hi David,
    This is what I have on Christian:

    1. Christian Clonts b. abt 1770 Hennesse

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    John R. Clonts CA

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

    HI David,

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

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

    Date CHILD PARENT SPONSOR

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


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


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


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


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

    John R. Clonts in CA

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


  30. 109.  Margaret "Peggy" Neal was born (CIRCA 1770), (North Carolina).

    Notes:

    No leads in FamilySearch.org...DAH

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

  31. 110.  James Madison "Mat or Nat" Hembree was born 0___ 1809, Burke County, North Carolina (son of Joseph Hembree and Matilda Hembree, of Cherokee blood); died 30 Apr 1882, Gilmer County, Georgia; was buried (Little Bethel Cemetery, Murray County, Georgia).

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: James M. Hembree

    Notes:

    Family Sheet: James M. Hembree (1809-1882)

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

    James M. Hembree b. 1809 SC d. 30 Apr 1882 Gilmer Co, GA

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

    Pvt. Co. C 11th Regmt GA Vol Infty CSA enlisted 3 July 1861 disability disch. 18 Nov 1861. He was the son of Matilda Hembree (dau. of Abraham) and Joseph Hembree (b.1779).

    children by Nancy Floyd

    1) Ephraim Hembree b.& d. 1827 Rutherford Co, NC
    2) Mahala Caroline Hembree b. 3 Nov 1829 Rutherford Co, NC d.aft 1908 GA m. John Clonts on 6 May 1850; he d. 19 Jul 1879 Gilmer Co, GA
    3) Sara Ann Hembree b. 1831 Rutherford Co, NC d.c. 1901 MO (or GA)

    m(1) ----
    m(2) Pleasant Scott (b.1826 SC)

    children by Sarah Jane Buchanan

    *) Francis M. Hembree b. 1841 d. 10 July 1862 Lynchburg, VA -- see 1860 census Pvt. Co. C 11th Regmt GA Vol Infty CSA d. pneumonia in hospital

    4) Andrew Jackson Hembree b. 23 Apr 1843 TN d.c. 1900 TX m. Louisa Latch (had son Joseph Emory who m. Talitha “Dixie” Jones 16 Jan 1887 Gilmer Co, GA, of Cherokee blood) Pvt. Co. C 11th Regmt GA Vol Infty CSA enlisted 3 July 1861 captd at Gettysburg 5 Jul 1863
    5) Harriet Israel Hembree b. 5 Aug 1865 GA d.aft 1907 GA (in 1880 household)
    6) Isaac Hembree b.c. 1870 d.aft. 1907 TN (not in 1880 household)

    children by Martha Payne (Pain)

    7) Mary Hembree b. 11 May 1876 Gilmer Co, GA m. William Scott Houser
    8) Martha E. Hembree b. 1878 Gilmer Co, GA m. David Dale 17 Jan 1895 Gilmer Co, GA


    9) John William Jasper Hembree b. 11 May 1881 Gilmer Co, GA res Ark in 1907


    Notes for James M. Hembree

    His census ages present a huge difficulty:
    in 1880 he says he’s 88 (b.1792 SC) (Murray Co, GA)
    in 1870 he says he’s 77 (b. 1793 SC) (Murray Co, GA)
    in 1860 he says he’s 64 (b. 1796 SC) (Murray Co, GA)
    in 1850 he says he’s 50 (b. 1800 SC) (Hamilton Co, TN)
    in 1840 -- no record found
    in 1830 he says he’s 20-29 (b. 1801-1810) (Rutherford Co, NC)
    in 1820 he’s in the household of Abraham Hembree
    (Spartanburg, SC) a list of males besides Abraham:
    male b.1794-1802
    male b.1805-1810
    male b.1805-1810
    male b.1805-1810
    male b.1810-1820 grandson
    male b.1810-1820 grandson
    male b.1810-1820 grandson
    this list includes 3-4 grandsons and perhaps a son-in-law

    in 1810 the household of Abraham Hembree (Spartanburg, SC)
    presents this list of males besides Abraham:
    male b.1783-1794
    male b.1800-1810
    male b.1800-1810
    male b.1800-1810

    in 1800 the household of Abraham Hembree (Spartanburg, SC)
    presents this list of males besides Abraham:
    male b.1790-1799
    male b.1790-1799

    in 1790 the household of Abraham Hembree (Spartanburg, SC) has no males besides Abraham


    Since Abraham’s wife died before 1810, the 1810 census provides a final snapshot of his sons. We can take these sons: Ephraim (1796), Joel (1802), Reuben (1804) and Isaac(1806) and plug them into 1810. That means the son James would be the older of the sons b.1790-1794.

    But we have James Lee Hembree and James M. Hembree both claiming to be hat son. Assume that one of these is a grandson instead of a son. Following James Lee Hembree backwards from 1850 to 1840 to 1830 we see that his age in all three point to a birth period of 1788-1790. James Lee fits better as the older son. If we assume James M. is a grandson b.1809 the 1810 and 1820 census data make sense.

    How do we know Matilda is his mother? In the 1830 census Matilda Hembree, James M. Hembree, Isaac Hembree, Ephraim Hembree and Abraham Hembree are all listed as household heads in Rutherford County, North Carolina. Children of James M. said they were born in Rutherford County on their 1909 Cherokee applications. Matilda has a son b.1810-1815 in her household so it would not be difficult to imagine that James b.1800-1809 in the census could be her son
    as well. The Goucher Baptist Church records show that both James and Matilda were given letters of membership when they left to go to North Carolina. (James left as a member in good standing. Matilda left with a charge of being pregnant outside of wedlock.) The 1830 census shows a daughter was born c.1825. The selection of Matilda as the likely mother of James M. is based on this circumstantial evidence, while also eliminating almost every other scenario.

    Who is his father? Since he was admitted into church membership, it is doubtful that he was an illegitimate child. A descendant of this family believes that Matilda married a Joseph Hembree. There is a Joseph Hembree that fits the bill perfectly: right age (b.1779) and right location (Spartanburg, Rutherford County). Until another theory is presented, this one fits quite well.


    Who is buried in James Lee Hembree’s tomb?

    The Murray County Heritage by the Murray County Historical Society (Roswell : 1987) says “the James Lee Hembree grave is on the old church grounds near Hassler’s Chapel. . . . Emory Creek feeds Hassler’s Creek near Gilmer County.” (p.284, 287) But even the historical society has the two confused since I found James Lee with his son William in Union County, Illinois in 1870 and he would be much too old (age 80 in the census) to make a move. He apparently died there by 1871, because the son he was living with (William) moved to Missouri in 1871, having a child there. His other family members in Union County also moved to Missouri around that time. So James Lee Hembree probably died in Union County, Illinois. Unless there is some evidence to the contrary, it appears that James M. Hembree, who died on 30 April 1882 in Gilmer County, is buried in James Lee Hembree’s grave.

    end of commentary

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

    end of commentary

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

    James M. Hembree b. 1809 NC d. 30 Apr 1882 Gilmer Co, GA

    m(1) 1826/7 Nancy Floyd, dau of Thomas & Sallie Floyd (she d. 27 Nov 1840 Hamilton Co, TN)

    m(2) 1842 Sarah Jane Buchanan (she d.bef 1860 Murray Co, GA)

    m(3) 1864 Martha Payne (Pain), dau of Asa Payne (she d. 15 Apr 1882 Gilmer Co, GA)

    Larry Petrisky | larry_petrisky@hotmail.com

    end

    Additional Information for James Hembree

    Notes (1)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    end of message

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


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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

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

    Children:
    1. Ephraim Hembree was born 0___ 1827, Rutherford County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1827, Rutherford County, North Carolina.
    2. John "Jack" Hembree was born 1828, Tennessee; died (Indian Territory).
    3. 55. Mahala Caroline Hembree was born 3 Nov 1829, Rutherford County, North Carolina; died 24 Jul 1909, Santa Louca, Gilmer County, Georgia; was buried (Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Ellijay, Gilmer County, Georgia).
    4. Sarah Ann Hembree was born 0___ 1831, Rutherford County, North Carolina; died ~ 1901.
    5. William W. Hembree was born 1831-1837, Campbell County, Tennessee; died 28 Apr 1926, Wagoner County, Oklahoma.

  33. 112.  Caleb Swindle was born 1738-1742, Hyde County, North Carolina (son of John Swindle and Mary McPherson); died Bef Feb 1791, Hyde County, North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Will: 26 Nov 1790, Hyde County, North Carolina
    • Probate: 0Feb 1791, Hyde County, North Carolina

    Notes:

    Abstracted from "Hyde County Historical Journal",Vol.8,No.2,Fall 1984;


    "CALEB SWINDELL (SR.), son of JOHN SWINDELL, SR., was married to his first wife, KEZIAH _____, by 25 August 1767. We have been unable to indentify her parents. CALEB's will dated 26 November 1790, probated February Court 1791, mentions wife, ELIZABETH, and sons, CHRISTOPHER and CASON SWINDELL. His will dictated that the remaider of the estate should be equally divided between his children after the death of his wife, ELIZABETH.

    In a 1791 division of the remaider of the estate, his wife, ELIZABETH, received one-third and his heirs JESSE HARRIS, SR., THOMAS HARRIS, CHRISTOPHER SWINDELL, JAMES MASON, JESSE HARRIS, JR., ELIZABETH HARRIS, SUSANNA CARAWAN, JOHN BENSON, AND CASON SWINDELL received the remaining two-thirds divided into equal lots.

    Since we know that CASON and CHRISTOPHER were his sons, this equal distribution indicates that the others were his daughters and sons-in-law in right of their wives."

    _____


    Notes for CALEB SWINDELL: Caleb SWINDLE Sr. was born between 1738 and 1742 in Albemarie, Hyde Co., North Carolina. He signed a will on 26 Nov 1790. He died about 1791in Hyde Co., North Carolina. He had an estate probated in Feb 1791 in Hyde Co., North Carolina. He was a Cabinet Maker. In October 1841 Caleb gave power or attorney to his brother John, Jr.

    end of note

    Isaac Swindle appears in White County, 1820.

    end of note

    Caleb married Keziah LNU BY 25 Aug 1767, (Hyde County, North Carolina). Keziah was born 0___ 1750, (Hyde County, North Carolina); died 0___ 1810, (Hyde County, North Carolina). [Group Sheet]


  34. 113.  Keziah LNU was born 0___ 1750, (Hyde County, North Carolina); died 0___ 1810, (Hyde County, North Carolina).
    Children:
    1. Susanna Swindle was born (Hyde County, North Carolina); died Abt 1786, (Hyde County, North Carolina).
    2. Elizabeth Swindle was born (Hyde County, North Carolina).
    3. Caleb Swindle, Jr. was born 0___ 1766, (Hyde County) North Carolina.
    4. Christopher Swindle was born 8 Mar 1770, Hyde County, North Carolina; died 1 May 1830, White County, Tennessee.
    5. 56. Cason Swindle, Sr. was born 0___ 1776, Hyde County, North Carolina; died 1 Apr 1839, White County, Tennessee.

  35. 114.  Richard Condre was born 1739-1765, (Lancaster County, Virginia); died 0___ 1806.

    Notes:

    27 Nov 2006:

    Hello, Cousin David, (always good to meet family!)

    Raleigh was not able to document Elizabeth’s parentage...just draw conclusions based on circumstantial evidence. He left us with possibilities, but nothing definitive. Here are the quoted excerpts from his e-mail that I have used in my database. I check the genforum periodically to look for updates on his work, since I have been unable to travel to NC to research myself. When I retire, maybe?

    Raleigh Condra Fields, an extensive Condra researcher, states that he believes Elizabeth is the daughter of Richard (d. 1806) and Sarah. "The will shows a girl about Elizabeth's age in the Hyde area at the right time. I believe that they come down from Dennis son of Michael, son of Dennis and Alice in Lancaster, VA." (20 Feb. 2005) "Richard's will did not name names. Sarah was the wife. He died 1806. I did not have another family living right where Elizabeth was listed as a child in the census. There was a James and John who bought items from the will/estate. They either all descend from Dennis and Lucresha Price, possibly son of Michael of the Lancaster, VA Condrys. Or, this is a group that came from the Henrico settlements. I had a John, James and Thomas in 1768 in Rowan, NC." (25 Feb 2005)

    "I have a Michael 1720's onto NC...sons of his son, John, Richard, Dennis, William, M. Charity." (4 Dec. 2004)

    In further discourse, Raleigh states:

    ...the 1790 census of NC shows Dennis and John CONDRY in Beaufort, and William In Tyrell, so Richard in Hyde is not far away. We don't know for sure whether these are the Tennessee group, since we know that men of these names were also involved in multiple land deals in East Tennesseee in the 1780-90's. but some people of this period were much more mobile than we might imagine, and it's easy to find records showing that some of these adventurers would park their families a safe distance from the frontier while they travelled back and forth making the required improvements to claim land, returning home to file claims, gather crops, etc. And we know that John and Dennis were involved in the Robertson-Donelson expedition to acquire land in Transylvania (later Kentucky) and Nashborough settlement, and that those expeditions began from North Carolina. So until I have proof that they were NOT, I assume that this trio of CONDRYS in the Tidewater are the same men as the East Tennessee trio of Dennis, William, and John.

    Which is your line, David? Mine is through Cason’s and Elizabeth’s son C.C. and Eliza WEBB>George Washington and Eliza Ann KEATHLEY>Herschel and Lela PITMAN. I would love to compare info.

    Sharon Bowman schoolyard@comcast.net
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    From: Classroomfurniture.com [mailto:info@classroomfurniture.com]
    Sent: Sunday, November 26, 2006 4:55 PM
    To: schoolyard@comcast.net
    Subject: Swindle-Condrey

    Hello Sharon.

    in '05 you wrote:

    'Raleigh,

    I've been following your work for some time and do appreciate your efforts. I am a descendant of Cason SWINDELL/SWINDLE and Elizabeth CONDREY. What evidence did you use to draw your conclusions regarding Elizabeth's parentage? ...looking forward to hearing from you.'

    As we share the same line, I was wondering if he answered your request?

    David Hennessee Note: there is so little information regarding this family...DAH

    Cited below are extracts from genforum.com/condrey:

    Home: Surnames: Condrey Family Genealogy Forum

    Re: Elizabeth Condrey/Swindle Hyde Co. N.C. abt.1800

    Posted by: Rawleigh Condra Fjeld, theshowplace@msn.com

    Date: January 05, 2003 at 10:19:47

    In Reply to: Re: Elizabeth Condrey/Swindle Hyde Co. N.C. abt.1800 by Esther Womack


    Hello Again, Elizabeth shows up in Beaufort/Hyde as a Condry. We suspect that she is a descendent of Dennis, who was an Irish/Manx sea captain. Into America in Massachusetts and then possibly into NC Tidewater. I have a female about her age living in Richard and Sarah's house in 1806. We have a lot of details on this family and it appears that there were two branches, one from the Mass area and one from VA. Both very early into America.

    There is also a possibility of two other older possibilities for parenting, that we have not been able to trace, one a Michael who appears in Salisbury in NC. No records after 1760s and a John, early 1700s twin of a Catherine from Lancaster/Northumberland Co.,VA.

    No records have been found to date for these two known men from the original Dennis and Alice pairing early 1700s.

    Keep in Touch. Rawleigh Condra Fjeld



    Re: Elizabeth Condrey/Swindle Hyde Co. N.C. abt.1800
    Posted by: Rawleigh Condra Fjeld email: rawleigh.fjeld@hotmail.com
    Date: March 16, 2002 at 16:34:23

    In Reply to: Elizabeth Condrey/Swindle Hyde Co. N.C. abt.1800 by Esther Womack
    of 170

    Hello, Cousin, Well we have just begun to unravel the N.C. early Condrys. There was a Michael and Richard mid 1700s in N.C. and many later cousins. Also, a Claiborne from very early times. We have most of the Va and Tn and Ky Condrys sorted through, but the early N.C. group has yet to be sorted. We are gathering all tid bits from N.C. Condrys in order to begin matching them. The Condrys came to America mid 1600s to 1670s in Lancaster, Cty Va and there is much info on them from heavy research for the last 15 years.

    I will put your notes with the work and maybe at this years reunion someone will be able to add to it. Best Rawleigh Condra Fjeld



    Re: Dennis Condrey/Luceresha Price NC 1700s
    Posted by: Ralph Jenkins
    Date: February 19, 2001 at 06:48:26
    In Reply to: Re: Dennis Condrey/Luceresha Price NC 1700s by Faye Porter


    John's signature, by the way, can be seen on the website of the TN state archives. John also appears in this record:
    US GenWeb Archives, 11/2/99
    Beaufort County Militia, 1781
    NC Division of Archives and History, Raleigh, NC.
    Contributed by Lida A. Overton and transcribed by Elizabeth Ross
    "A List of the Several Divisions of Affective Men in the Beaufort
    Regiment of Militia Made the 20th of April 1781
    No. 3
    John Condry
    George Condry
    Returned by William Brown, Colo.
    of the Beaufort Militia"

    The presence of another Condry in Beaufort--George Condry--complicates the possibilities. If all these guys were brothers or cousins, then the Dennis of Barbour Co, AL could be the son of almost any of them.

    ____________________________


    Re: Condre/ Condrey/ Condry
    Posted by: Ralph Jenkins
    Date: March 29, 2001 at 06:58:34
    In Reply to: Condre/ Condrey/ Condry by Floyd Dedmon


    And here is one older example:
    Beverley Fleet, Virginia Colonial Abstracts: Vol. III, Northumberland Co. Record of Births 1661-1820, Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1961.p. 26
    Sarah Conre Daug'r To John Ap'l 18 1729
    Else Condre Daug'r To John Born Nov'm 24 1731 p. 27
    John & Cath'rn Condry Twins of Jo'n Born Jun 16 1735
    Wm Condry Son To John Born Feb'y 16 1738

    *

    more...

    21 Jun 2007

    Received from the Linebaugh Library System, www.linebaugh.org

    Source File

    1) p. 119, "Greene County, TN Deed Abstracts 1810-1822"

    ...Page 343 Indenture Date and Parties as above, $660 pd, 150 acres where Deatherage lived at time of sale, same being in different surveys, on adj JAMES ENGLISH, 100 acres granted to RICHARD MULLINEX by RICHARD CONDRY and to CONDRY by DAVID FORESTER on 26 Jan 1792...

    2) p. 74, "Early East Tennessee Marriages Vol.I - Grooms"

    3) pps.

    Richard — Sarah LNU. Sarah was born (1739-1765). [Group Sheet]


  36. 115.  Sarah LNU was born (1739-1765).
    Children:
    1. 57. Elizabeth Condrey was born ~ 1780, Hyde County, North Carolina; died 0Feb 1850, White County, Tennessee; was buried White County, Tennessee.

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

    Other Events:

    • Alt Birth: 0___ 1770

    Notes:

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


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

    Darlene,

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

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

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

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

    Thank you so much Darlene! Nancy



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

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

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

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


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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

    Given dower of his land, 3 Feb 1851.

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

  39. 118.  William Fisher was born 18 Apr 1783, Rutherford County, North Carolina (son of John Fisher and Elizabeth (Tubb)); died 0Mar 1831, White County, Tennessee; was buried John Fisher Homestead, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Residence: 0___ 1809, White County, Tennessee
    • Will: 19 Feb 1831, White County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Came to White Co. in 1809...

    Abstracted from, "The Fisher Line", Complied by Margaret Fisher and Betty Fisher Cox, 1980, p. 46:


    "In the name of God Amen. I William Fisher being weak and Sickley in body but of strong mind and perfect memory Do make and ordain this my last will and testament;

    First and in the first place, I give my soul to Almighty God andmy body to the dust from which it came,to be buried in good decent burial at the discretion of my executors.

    Second I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife one negro girl named Catharine as long as she remains a widow one cow and calf the pick of my flock one good feather bed and furniture

    my daughter Massee Moore has got her portion of the title

    I give unto my daughter Elizabeth a good feather bed and furniture a cow and calf called Bute

    I give my oldest son John one young mare bridle and saddle

    I give my son William on young horse colt

    I also give unto my wife one horse called Florince and my mare called Nance and thirteen head hogs

    the balance of my personal property to be given up to my executors for them to sell and all the loose plunder, my waggon forming tools that is on my plantation which I now live to besold and the money to be equally divided between my wife and all the children two stills and a set of still tubs to be sold with the rest of the property.

    I want my wife to have the use of my plantation where I now live to raise her children on as long as she remains a widow and the balance of my lands to be rented out and rest to be applied to the use of raising family.

    and four large of barrels of brandy to be sold with rest of plunder I wished one yoke of steers and cart the household and kitchen furniture for the use of my family.

    In confirmation where of I appoint my friends Daniel Walling and Isaac Taylor my Sole executors this 19th day of February one thousand eight hundred and thirty one."

    William Fisher

    Wit: Wilson Upchurch
    Samuel A. (his mark) Moore


    State of Tennessee
    White County
    April Session, County Court, A.D. 1831

    "This day the last will and testament of William Fisher, Dec. was provided in open court and the adm. executor and publication thereof was provided in open court by the oath of Wilson Upchurch and Samuel A. Moore subscribing witness thereto for the purposes and things therein witnessed and that the said William Fisher was at the execution thereof and of sound and disposing mind and memory whereupon Isaac Taylor and Daniel Walling named executors therein appeared in court and undertook the oath proscribed by law and with Thomas Robinson and James Randols entered into and acknowledged bond conditioned as the law requires which is asked to be recorded.

    Given at office 11 Apr. 1831

    Test. Jacob A. Lane, clerk"

    Appears in 1820 White County Census as head-of-household, between 26-45 and with three sons and two daughters...DAH

    William Fisher was the second son by the second wife of John Fisher (Elizabeth). He was born in Rutherford County,North Carolina, and he moved to White County, Tennessee, around 1809. He settled across the Caney Fork River from where his father, John, had settled in what is now DeKalb County, Tennessee. He and his wife, Nancy Chisam Fisher, spent the remainder of their lives on the homestead at the base of Hickory Nut Mountain. They raised nine children there.

    The genealogical data of the Nicholas Fisher family compiled by E.E.(Elisha Edmond) Webb in December, 1930, indicates that William and his wife Nancy were buried in the Fisher Grave Yard in present day DeKalb County, Tennessee. There do not appear to be markers for their graves.

    Buried:
    in an unmarked grave...

    William married Nancy Chisum 2 Apr 1807, Rutherford County, North Carolina. Nancy (daughter of John "Blind John" Chisholm and Sarah Harris) was born 0___ 1791, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 0Dec 1858, White County, Tennessee; was buried Fisher Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  40. 119.  Nancy Chisum was born 0___ 1791, Spartanburg County, South Carolina (daughter of John "Blind John" Chisholm and Sarah Harris); died 0Dec 1858, White County, Tennessee; was buried Fisher Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Nancy Chisam Fisher

    Notes:

    Posted By: William Chisholm
    Email: chishwl@otelco.net
    Subject: "Blind John" Chisholm/Chisum/etc--"New Information"
    Post Date: February 10, 2008 at 09:56:58
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/chisholm/messages/1661.html
    Forum: Chisholm Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/chisholm/


    Recently, while tracking down one of the many Johns, I ran across the following information in the records of Madison Co, AL.

    Letters of Administration for the estate of one John Chisolm were issued to a Lazarus Vann on 8/16/1830. These letters were issued with the consent of the widow, Sarah. John died intestate. Filtering thru the notes and letters, I found the heirs to be: Sarah (widow), John Chisolm Jr., William Chisolm Sr, Isham Pullen, Alfred Marrow, Andrew Burnside, and Nancy Fisher. Nancy Fisher, and John Chisum had a letter written from White Co, Tn to the judge of probate requesting that slaves Hannah (old woman) and Dolly (girl), part of the estate of John Chisolm, be sold and the proceeds of the sale be divided among the heirs. A LeRoy Chisum, who apparently lived in Madison Co, Al attached his concurrence. (Sarah, Nancy, and LeRoy can not write). LeRoy's concurrence is dated April or Aug. 18, 1832. One William L. Chisam charged the estate 2.00 for bringing the slaves to Huntsville on 7/2/1832. Around this time, Sarah, the widow, had a letter written to the judge of probate asking that the judge provide her with the status of the settlement of the estate, stating that she had not received a single penny from the estate of her husband and that she had sent a letter to the administrator but not heard from him. She also stated that her husband had promised that she would be able to keep the slaves to "wate" on her during her old age. Soon after the letter was received, the judge ordered the sherriff to have Mr Van bring all records of the estate to court. No mention of the disposition or fate of Mr Vann is mentioned. I recoginized this John to be "Blind John" because several years ago I had read of his daughter's troubles in applying for his Revoloutionary War Pension.

    "Blind John" is listed, in most accounts, as having died in Perry Co, AL but it is apparent he died in Madison Co, AL It could be that he was a resident of Perry Co and happened to die in Madison Co. That may be why $2.00 was charged to bring the slaves to Huntsville. No records I have seen show the first names of John's son in laws, Burnside and Pullen. I think this record in Madison Co makes those name clear. Alfred Marrow may be another son in law.

    The file in Madison Co, AL has the estate sale, listing all property sold and to whom. There are also several slips of paper where Mr Vann made charges to the estate for "services" and one page which was faded and unreadable.

    There was no charge for transportation of the body so I assume John was buried in Madison Co or someone transported his body free of charge to "wherever". There is a charge of $2.00 for a casket.
    Hope this is helpful to you "Blind John" folks. BTW the spelling of the name Chisolm is all over the lot. Chisolm,Chisum,Chism,Chisam,etc. Seems that none could read or write.

    W.L. Chisholm

    *






    Nancy Chisam Fisher was the daughter of John Chisam, a Revolutionary War soldier. She married William Fisher on April 2, 1807, in Rutherford County, North Carolina.

    SC Line, sol's only heir, Nancy FISHER stated 5 Sep 1855 that he died 15 Jun 1829 in AL leaving a widow Sarah who d 30 Aug 1848 in White Co, TN. He and wife had 7 children, to wit: Nancy FISHER, John, Chisam [sic], Rachel RIDDLES, Polly PULLEN, Betsy BURNSIDES, Sarah CHISAM & Frances HATELY & all were dec'd in 1855 except Nancy FISHER. He and wife had married in Spartansburg Dist, SC in 1774. A Mary CHISAM stated in Aug 1855 that she was a widow of one of his sons & that she drew a pension as only heir of Jonathan & Margaret HARRIS. (RW Pension File R1932) See also RW Jonathan HARRIS below.

    *

    Children:
    1. 59. Malissa "Massee" Fisher was born 19 Feb 1808, Rutherford County, North Carolina; died 6 May 1876, White County, Tennessee.
    2. John Fisher was born 9 Nov 1811, White County, Tennessee; died 31 Jul 1878, Ballard County, Kentucky; was buried Bardwell Cemetery, Bardwell, Carlisle County, Kentucky.
    3. William Fisher, Jr. was born 17 Sep 1817, White County, Tennessee; died 0Oct 1862, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    4. James M. Fisher was born 29 Feb 1820, White County, Tennessee; died 10 Mar 1907, White County, Tennessee; was buried Mount Pisgah Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    5. Ambrose Fisher was born 23 Mar 1823, White County, Tennessee; died 20 Dec 1878, White County, Tennessee; was buried Hutson Cemetery #3, Walling, White County, Tennessee.
    6. Alford "Bob" Fisher was born 25 Oct 1825, White County, Tennessee; died 7 Dec 1910, White County, Tennessee; was buried Fisher Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    7. Nancy Fisher was born 0Dec 1827, White County, Tennessee; died ~ 1880, Bardwell, Carlisle County, Kentucky; was buried Bardwell Cemetery, Bardwell, Carlisle County, Kentucky.
    8. George Washington Fisher was born 10 Sep 1830, White County, Tennessee; died 6 Oct 1893, White County, Tennessee; was buried Fisher Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.

  41. 120.  George Goodson was born 0___ 1710, Isle of Wight County, Virginia (son of Edward Goodson and Mary Thomas); died 15 Sep 1763, Edgecombe County, North Carolina.

    George married Sarah Mandue Abt 1737, (Isle of Wight County, Virginia). Sarah (daughter of Thomas Mandue, Jr. and Hannah (Bourne)) was born 0___ 1717, Isle of Wight County, Virginia; died Abt 1770, Isle of Wight County, Virginia. [Group Sheet]


  42. 121.  Sarah Mandue was born 0___ 1717, Isle of Wight County, Virginia (daughter of Thomas Mandue, Jr. and Hannah (Bourne)); died Abt 1770, Isle of Wight County, Virginia.
    Children:
    1. 60. William Goodson was born ~ 1748, Edgecombe County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1800, Rutherford County, North Carolina.
    2. Matthew Goodson was born 0___ 1750, Lincoln County, North Carolina; died CIR 1802, Lincoln County, North Carolina.
    3. Mandue Goodson was born 0___ 1755, (Edgewood County) North Carolina; died 0___ 1825, Northampton County, North Carolina.
    4. Arthur Goodson was born 0___ 1759.
    5. Thomas Goodson was born 1760-1770, (Virginia); died 0___ 1840, (South Carolina).

  43. 122.  (Michael Patton) was born England.

    Notes:

    Assuming her father is "Michael" as she named her 2nd son, "Michael Patton"...DAH

    Possible clue to Mary's parents...

    My gr-grandmother, Mary Marilla (PATTON) Sperry (born, lived, and died in Clarksburg, west VA area) was granddaughter of William PATTON b. 4/21/1761, Chester Co., PA, a private in Rev.War. He was son of immigrant WILLIAM PATTON, a teacher. who was Scottish. I don't if he immigrated from Scotland or Ulster. Would appreciate any data about WILLIAM PATTON, or contact with any of his other descendants.

    (Michael married unnamed spouse (England). unnamed was born (England). [Group Sheet]


  44. 123.  unnamed spouse was born (England).
    Children:
    1. 61. Mary Patton was born 0___ 1760, Lincoln County, North Carolina; died Bef 1818, Lincoln County, North Carolina.

  45. 60.  William Goodson was born ~ 1748, Edgecombe County, North Carolina (son of George Goodson and Sarah Mandue); died 0___ 1800, Rutherford County, North Carolina.

    Notes:

    appearing in

    THE KNOXVILLE GAZETTE
    AND
    WEEKLY ADVERTISER

    November 14, 1796, Vol. __, No. 3

    "Letters remaining at the Knoxville Post Office on October 6, 1796, per G. Roulstone, P.M.: ...William GOODSON, Jefferson County...".
    -------------
    Settled in Lincoln County,NC, circa 1750.
    Found in Lincoln County,NC, in 1790 census. Later appears in Tennessee.
    -------------
    Purchased 200 acres of land in Lincoln County,NC, for 40 L, August 25, 1795, joining the land of Felkes, George Dellinger and Bumgarner.
    -------------
    Probably William:

    20 Sep 2009:

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

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

    "Goodson, Wm 1,3,3,0,0"

    1790 Census North Carolina
    Lincoln County Morgan District

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

    William married Mary Patton (~ 1782), (Lincoln County, North Carolina). Mary (daughter of (Michael Patton) and unnamed spouse) was born 0___ 1760, Lincoln County, North Carolina; died Bef 1818, Lincoln County, North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  46. 61.  Mary Patton was born 0___ 1760, Lincoln County, North Carolina (daughter of (Michael Patton) and unnamed spouse); died Bef 1818, Lincoln County, North Carolina.

    Notes:

    "He married Mary Patton, an English lady, who crossed the waters around 1750" cited by Marcheta Worley...

    Residence:
    Date: 1800
    Place: Morgan, Rutherford, North Carolina

    Children:
    1. William Goodson, Jr. was born ~ 1782, Lincoln County, North Carolina; died Aft 1848, (Cleveland County, North Carolina).
    2. Anna "Ann" Goodson was born 13 Jan 1785, (Lincoln County) North Carolina; died 18 Nov 1868, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. Michael Patton Goodson was born 0___ 1785, (Lincoln County) North Carolina; died 0___ 1868, Gibson, Gibson County, Tennessee.
    4. Champion Goodson was born 0___ 1790, (Lincoln County) North Carolina; died After 1860, (DeKalb County, Tennessee).
    5. Elizabeth Goodson was born 0___ 1790, (Lincoln County) North Carolina; died (Moore County) Tennessee.
    6. John Goodson was born 0___ 1796, (Lincoln County) North Carolina; died 0___ 1856, Warren County, Tennessee.
    7. Benjamin Goodson was born 1795-1800, (Lincoln County, North Carolina); died 27 Aug 1844, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.
    8. 63. Jane "Polly" Goodson was born 0___ 1800, (Lincoln County) North Carolina; died Aft 1870, (White County, Tennessee).
    9. Andrew Goodson was born 1799-1804, (Lincoln County) North Carolina; died 0___ 1856, White County, Tennessee.


Generation: 8

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

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

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

    Thomas Henesy

    John Haghiesen
    Joan Ronayne

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

    March 19, 1679:

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

    Phil:
    129

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

    Anno 1679

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

    Thomas Henery (sp)

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

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

    s/ Philip Popleston

    and underneath was thus written vis

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

    Philip Popleston (Seale)

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

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

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

    Annexed to the above Obligation was this Catalogue followingn Viz.

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

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

    Catherine Henesy 42

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

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

    ( 185)

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

    Witness George Sullivan Philip Poplestone (Signed)


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

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

    Sealed and delivered in the presence of

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

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

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    5 Jun 1995:

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

    30 Jul 2009:

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

    Through a serendipitous web search, Nick found:

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

    Note:

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

    30 Aug 2009 Nick's response:

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

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

    CONCLUSIONS 9/9/2009:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    DISCUSSION:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    "Indentured Servant"

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

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

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

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

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    HENNESSEE FAMILY OF BURKE COUNTY

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

    LURE OF INEXPENSIVE FERTILE CAROLINA LAND

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

    GREAT WAGON ROAD TO NORTH CAROLINA

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

    PIONEER VOCATIONS

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

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

    GOLD RUSH AND CIVIL WAR

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

    FARM SOLD, FAMILY RELOCATES

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

    SPELLINGS AND PRONUNCIATION

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

    COINCIDENCES, PRECEDENTS, INCIDENTS

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

    WHERE IS HENESSEY?

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

    SPECULATION

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

    REUNIONS

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

    SOURCES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    By Manassa Nixon (Nick) Hennessee III,

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

    Father of Nixon Scott Hennessee,

    Grandfather of Sean Alexander, Ryan Augustus and Aidan Patrick Hennessee

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    More...

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

    David,

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

    The Revolutionary War........

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

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

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

    Wm. Henesey #4803 3 yrs. pg. 448

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

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

    Helen

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    More...

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

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

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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. 129.  (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. 64. 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. 132.  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. 133.  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. 66. 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. 140.  Thomas Dodson, Jr. was born 0Oct 1707, Richmond County, Virginia (son of Thomas Dodson, Sr. and Mary May Durham); died 21 Oct 1783, Halifax County, Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Probate: Pittsylvania County, Virginia
    • Religion: Baptist Minister
    • Will: 12 Aug 1779
    • Probate: 21 Oct 1783, Pittsylvania County, Virginia

    Notes:

    "Will of Thomas Dodson of Pittsylvania Co.,VA, dated August 12, 1779, proved, October 21, 1783". Abstracted by Catherine Lynn.


    "In the name of God Amen this twelfth day of August in the year of our Lord 1779, I Thomas Dodson of Pittsylvania County of the State Virginia being in good health and perfect and sound memory...

    I give to my grandson Thomas Dodson, son of Jospehy deceased, the sum of one shilling Sterling.

    Item - I give and bequeath to my son Tho's Dodson my whip saw.

    Item - I also give and bequeath to my son George Dodson a Negro Levina, to him and his heirs forever.

    Item - I also give and bequeath to my son William Dodson after the death of my wife the plantation and tract of land whereon I now alive to him and his heirs forever.

    Item - I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Nevil one shilling.

    Item - I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth one shilling.

    Item - I give and bequeath my daughter Else Dodson one shilling.

    Item - I give and bequeath to my loving wife Ellinor Dodson all my moveable Estate excepting my still and whipsaw, such as horses, cattle, hogs, and sheep with all my household and kitchen furniture provided she will give up her join and what I had with and in not as much to be sold as will pay her and she shall have the remainder likewise I lend her the use of my Negro woman named Violet, her natural life and afterward to my son Jesse Dodson and his heirs forever provided the wench should breed in my wife's life the said child or children to return with their mother to my son Jesse Dodson and his heirs forever.

    Item - I also leave my still to be valued at my decease and for my son Jesse to have the still by paying his brother and sisters their equal proportion according to the valuation of said still.

    Item - I also give to use of the Separate and Regular Baptists to meet in the worship service of the Lord, the Meeting house near John Creek's Mill with three acres of land to the same more of less.

    Item - I also appoint my loving wife Elenor Dodson and my son George Dodson my only and sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby disallow, revoke and disannul all and every other former will and Legacies and Executors by me in any ways before this time named, willed and bequeathed Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament, as witness wereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this day and year above written.


    Thomas Dodson



    Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Thomas Dodson to be his last will and Testament in the presence of the subscribers.

    Daniel Gardner
    Heath Gardner
    Silvaney Gardner
    Nathaniel Gardner"

    end

    Birth:
    in Farnham Parish...

    Thomas married Elizabeth Rose 3 Apr 1726, (Richmond County, Virginia). Elizabeth (daughter of John Rose and Mary LNU) was born 0___ 1706, Richmond County, Virginia; died 0___ 1766, Fauquier County, Virginia. [Group Sheet]


  6. 141.  Elizabeth Rose was born 0___ 1706, Richmond County, Virginia (daughter of John Rose and Mary LNU); died 0___ 1766, Fauquier County, Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 0___ 1710, Richmond County, Virginia

    Children:
    1. Joseph Dodson was born 21 Feb 1725, Richmond County, Virginia; died 0___ 1773, Halifax County, Virginia.
    2. Thomas "Second Fork Tommy" Dodson was born 3 Oct 1728, Richmond County, Virginia; died 0___ 1811, Hawkins County, Tennessee.
    3. Mary Dodson was born 16 Jun 1730, Commonwealth of Virginia.
    4. Sarah Dodson was born 27 May 1732, Richmond County, Virginia.
    5. Elizabeth "Betty" Dodson was born 27 May 1732, Richmond County, Virginia.
    6. Alice "Alcy" Dodson was born 0___ 1733, Pittsylvania County, Virginia; died 0___ 1792, (Pittsylvania County, Virginia).
    7. Joshua Dodson was born ~ 1736, Commonwealth of Virginia.
    8. William Dodson was born Abt 1738, Richmond County, Virginia; died 6 May 1832, Iredell County, North Carolina.
    9. George "Lame George" Dodson was born 17 Feb 1739, Pittsylvania County, Virginia; died 0___ 1816.
    10. Rosanna Dodson was born 0___ 1744, Pittsylvania County, Virginia; died 0___ 1792.
    11. 70. Jesse Buford Dodson, Sr. was born 22 Nov 1752, Halifax County, Virginia; died 22 Nov 1843, Riceville, McMinn County, Tennessee; was buried Matlock Cemetery, Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee.

  7. 142.  Elisha Dodson, Sr. was born 22 Feb 1727, Richmond County, Virginia (son of Thomas Dodson, Sr. and Mary May Durham); died 27 Apr 1791, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot

    Notes:

    Biography

    Elisha Dodson was born 22 FEB 1727, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia, page 22, of The Dodson (Dotson) Family of North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia: A History and Genealogy of Their Descendants Volume One, by Mrs. Sherman Williams, Compiler and Editor and Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr., Publisher, copyright 1988; Library of Congress Number: 88-60291.

    Elisha Dodson and Sarah Everett were married about 1748 in Richmond County, Virginia. Sarah Everett (daughter of William Everett and Margaret [Everett]) was born on 13 Apr 1729 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia. Sarah Everett's father said to be William Everett, born 15 Mar 1691 in VA; his father was Daniel Everett.

    Elisha Dodson and Sarah Dodson were baptized December 4, 1762 in the Broad Run Baptist Church, Fauquier County. Their son Elisha Jr was one of the infants received into the care of the church on 9 Oct 1763. It is indicated in such records that Elisha and Sarah Dodson were "dismissed to Halifax" - date not shown.

    Elisha Dodson is in the DAR patriot index. He is listed in the Pittsylvania Co. Court Order Book 4, 1777-1783, p.127 as a ensign in the milita, Capt. Richard Gwynn's Company.

    In 1774 Elisha patented 400 acres in Halifax Co and appears on the tax lists there from 1782 until 1787 when he apparently moved to Pittsylvania. He continues on the tax lists in Pittsylvania Co through 1796, so apparently died at at hat time. He had perhaps taken care of his estate distribution previously by a deed of gift to his children.

    Elisha Dodson on 27 Apr 1791, "for love and affection he doth bear his children," gave to his sons, Presley and William Dodson "the land whereon he now lives" containing 300 acres on Toby Creek, and slaves Simon, Harry, Sam, Winny, Milly, Letty, Crisia, Sucky, Aggy and Eve, as well as moveable estate to be equally divided between all the children. Margaret the wife of Railey [Rawleigh]Dodson, Lydda the wife of John Waller, Ruth the wife of Jesse Dodson, Sarah the wife of Thomas Dodson, Jemimah the wife of Joshua Hardey & Elisha Dodson Jr. Said Negro Harry to be delivered to John Waller and with him to remain until a debt is paid which the said Elisha Dodson is now owing the said Waller. Negro Aggy already given & in possession of said Elisha Dodson Jr. After said Debt is paid then Harry to be returned into a division. Slaves & moveable estate to be equally divided between all the afore named children. Wit: W. Wright, Ann Wright, Martha (X) Wright. Ack by Elisha Dodson 16 May 1791 Pittsylvania Co., Va. Deed Book 9, page 11.


    Sources

    The Dodson (Dotson) Family of North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia: A History and Genealogy of Their Descendants Volume One, by Mrs. Sherman Williams, Compiler and Editor and Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr., Publisher, copyright 1988; Library of Congress Number: 88-60291.
    Two Volumes and Volume Two contains the index, abstracts & transcripts of documents. Pages 22 and 23.

    Repository: R10 Name: NEHGS Lending Library Address: New England Historic Genealogical Society Address 1: New England Historic Genealogical Society Note: 2008. No longer lends books, available only at the Library.
    Source: S652 Abbreviation: North Farnham Parish Registers Title: George Harrison Sanford King, Compiler & Publisher, The Registers of North Farnham Parish 1663-1814 and Lunenburg Parish 1783-1800 Richmond County, Virginia (Self-Published; Fredericksburg, VA; 1966) Repository: #R17 Call Number: F232 .R4K52 1986
    Source: S860 Abbreviation: Pittsylvania Co VA Deeds Title: Pittsylvania Co Virginia Deeds; Deed Books 3 & 4, Microfilm #0033263; Deeds & Wills Book 5, Microfilm #0033264; DB 6 & 7 with some Court Records from 1767, Microfilm #0033265; DB 8, Microfilm #0033266; DB 9 & 10, Microfilm #0033267; Deeds & Wills 11, Microfilm #0033290 [these are dated earlier than DB 9; the wills begin in 1780]
    Note

    Elias Dodson found on a list of taxpayers for Hamilton Parish, Elk Run & vicinity, 1751. From the account book of Capt. John Crump, Sheriff of Prince William County. After 1759, this area became Fauquier County.

    [Since the earliest known Elias Dodson was not born until 1760, this is most likely Elisha.]

    The Rev. Elias Dodson in writing his history of the family claimed that Elisha Sr was blind due to an eye injury in his youth; he also stated that Elisha Jr and perhaps daughter Peggy [Margaret] were born in Maryland. There's no explanation for this statement. [There were Dodsons in Maryland with some of the same given names, but they are of no relationship - some of the early researchers have confused the families.] Rev. Dodson stated that seven daughters were born before they had a son; he named two children that were not named in the deed of gift that perhaps had died before 1791. Eleanor is not named and she was still living. Eleanor had perhaps already received her inheritance or had elected to opt out if she had no need of additional property.

    1763 moved to Halifax Co. 7/5/1774 Elisha Dodson land in Halifax Co adj to Joseph Wm and Russell Terry

    In 1774 Elisha patented 400 acres in Halifax Co and appears on the tax lists there from 1782 until 1787 when he apparently moved to Pittsylvania. He continues on the tax lists in Pittsylvania Co through 1796, so apparently died at at hat time. He had perhaps taken care of his estate distribution previously by a deed of gift to his children.

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    Will of Elisha Dodson

    Pittsylvania DB9, p.11

    p.11 27 Apr 1791

    Elisha Dodson to Presley Dodson, William Dodson, Margaret the wife of Railey [Rawleigh]Dodson, Lydda the wife of John Waller, Ruth the wife of Jesse Dodson, Sarah the wife of Thomas Dodson, Jemimah the wife of Joshua Hardey & Elisha Dodson Jr.

    For natural love & affection to his said children and also for 5sh (shillings), makes over to them, the land whereon he now lives.

    300 acres on Toby Creek unto his sd sons Presley & William to be divided between them Presley the N side & Wm the S including to William 4 acres on N side known Antain Land reputed bounds thereof.

    Also the following slaves: Simon, Harry, Sam, Winney, Milley, Lettey, Cresia, Suckey, Aggy & Ever.

    And all his moveable estate of what kind of quality.

    Said Negro Harry to be delivered to John Waller and with him to remain until a debt is paid which the sd Elisha Dodson is now owing the sd Waller.

    Negro Aggy already given & in possession of sd Elisha Dodson Jr.

    After sd Debt is paid then Harry to be returned into a division.

    Slaves & moveable estate to be equally divided between all the afore named children.

    Wit: W. Wright, Ann Wright, Martha (X) Wright.

    Ack by Elisha Dodson 16 May 1791

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    Revolutionary Patriot, Ensign. Was blinded during early adulthood.

    Birth:
    in Farnham Parish...

    Elisha married Sarah Everett 1747-1748, Richmond County, Virginia. Sarah (daughter of William Everett and Margaret LNU) was born 13 Apr 1729, Pittsylvania County, Virginia; died 0___ 1824, Halifax County, Virginia. [Group Sheet]


  8. 143.  Sarah Everett was born 13 Apr 1729, Pittsylvania County, Virginia (daughter of William Everett and Margaret LNU); died 0___ 1824, Halifax County, Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Death: 0___ 1824, Richmond County, Virginia

    Children:
    1. Eleanor Dodson was born 0___ 1749, Fauquier County, Virginia; died 10 Jul 1816.
    2. Margaret "Peggy" Dodson was born C. 1752, Richmond County, Virginia.
    3. 71. Ruth Dodson was born 12 Dec 1754, Fauquier County, Virginia; died 22 Nov 1828, McMinn County, Tennessee; was buried Matlock Cemetery, Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee.
    4. Sarah "Sally" Dodson was born C. 1758, Richmond County, Virginia; died 21 Sep 1835, Giles County, Tennessee.
    5. Lydia Dodson was born Commonwealth of Virginia.
    6. Jemima "Mima" Dodson was born C. 1760, Richmond County, Virginia.
    7. Tabitha Dodson was born C. 1762, Richmond County, Virginia; died Commonwealth of Virginia.
    8. Elisha Dodson was born C. 1764, Halifax County, Virginia.
    9. Presley Dodson was born C. 1766, Halifax County, Virginia.
    10. William E. Dodson was born 0___ 1768, Halifax County, Virginia; died 18 Mar 1821, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

  9. 64.  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".

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    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...

    *

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    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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    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

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    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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    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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    December 31, 2015;

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

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

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

    *

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Probate:
    Will proved by Thomas Lain...

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

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

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

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


  10. 65.  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. 32. James Hennessee was born 0___ 1766, Burke County, North Carolina; died February 1851, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Liberty Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. (Samuel Hennessee) was born (~ 1770), (Burke County, North Carolina).
    3. John Hennessee was born ~ 1775, (Burke County, North Carolina); died 0___ 1844, Caldwell County, North Carolina; was buried 0___ 1844, Fairfield Cemetery, Lenoir, North Carolina.
    4. (Frances Hennessee) was born (Burke County, North Carolina).
    5. (Peter Hennessee) was born (Virginia).
    6. FNU Hennessee was born (Burke County, North Carolina).
    7. FNU Hennessee was born (Burke County, North Carolina).

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

    Hi, David:

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

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

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

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

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

    Cuz Nita

    26 Jun 2007

    Interesting tidbit re Thomas...

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

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

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

    Thomas Wilcher, TN

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

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

    Cecile Harrell


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

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

    Early Wilchers...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    End.

    Abstraction from Thomas Bragg, 14 Apr 2005, Tom Bragg

    Thomas Wilcher, Sr.
    Anne Walton Wilcher

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

    Mother:

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

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

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

    Children:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    SALE OF PROPERTY OF THOS. WELCHER [WILCHER] DECEASED

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

    NOTICE:

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

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

    One tract of 90 acres, with 18 acres cleared:

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

    Executors:

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Will of Thomas Wilcher, Sr

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Signed Thomas Wilcher (Seal)

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

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

    State of Tennessee October Term 1816
    Warren County Court

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

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

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

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

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

    Early Wilchers

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

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

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

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

    Children:

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

    End

    10 Oct 2008:

    Abstracted from,

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

    WELCHIR, Thomas L., Warren-1812

    p. 207;

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

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

    p. 546;

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

    24 Jun 2009:

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

    Enumerated by Christian Shell:

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

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

    End.

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

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

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

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

    End.

    Joseph Wilcher Sr. Amherst Co., VA

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

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

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

    End.

    A summation of early Wilchers...

    Peggy,

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

    Brett (previous posting below)

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

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

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

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

    My challenges are:

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

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

    Later response...

    Hi Brett

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

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

    Thanks

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

    End.

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

    end

    Sat 3/11/2017 4:41 PM

    Hey cuz,

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

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

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

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

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


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

    and this on a John Kain:

    October 8, 1821
    P. 285
    Andrew McElroy. )
    To Issd. ) Deed trust
    Thomas Hopkins & )
    John Kain )
    Was this day proven in open Court by the oaths of Richard Nelson and Nathan Haggard the subscribing witnesses thereto, for the purposes and things mentioned and ordered to be recorded, let it be registered.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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]


  12. 67.  (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. 33. Sarah "Sallie" Wilcher was born 0___ 1775, (Amherst County, Virginia); died Abt 8 Jul 1830, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried (Liberty Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee).
    3. Nancy Wilcher was born 6 Apr 1776, Amherst County, Virginia; died 0___ 1843, Blount County, Alabama; was buried Summit Cemetery, Summit, Blount County, Alabama.
    4. Christian Wilcher was born Abt 1777, (Amherst County, Virginia).
    5. Winnefred "Winne" Wilcher was born 1770-1780, (Amherst County, Virginia); died 1840-1850, Blount County, Alabama.
    6. Ritnier "Ritty" Wilcher was born (ABT 1780), (Amherst County, Virginia); died (ABT 1813), (Warren County, Tennessee).
    7. Lucy Wilcher was born 0___ 1784, (Amherst County) Virginia; died 7 Oct 1863, Warren County, Tennessee.
    8. Elizabeth "Betsy" Wilcher was born 0___ 1782, (Amherst County) Virginia; died Aft 1850, Warren County, Tennessee.
    9. Thomas Wilcher, Jr. was born 0___ 1788, Amherst County, Virginia; died 0___ 1854, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.

  13. 156.  William "The Preacher" McGregor was born 0___ 1732, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland; died 0___ 1807, Montgomery County, North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Religion: Baptist Preacher
    • Also Known As: William McGregor, Ulster Scotsman

    Notes:

    15 Jan 2010

    To: Michael Allen McGregor (tst kit # 126138)


    Mike, this is in an effort to assist your quandry, and that of so many others, that have one of the many senior William McGregors as an ancestor in early America (1820 and before).

    The files reveal three (3) separate William McG lines that were noted to be in early NC. It is possible, however and perhaps likely, that one or more of these three have a familial relationship. Hopefully, thru DNA testing we will begin to determine those relationships, if any exists.

    I have chosen to designate these three Wm McG lines as follows: 1) "The Preacher", 2) "The Rebel" and 3) "The Warrick". Others have used the two first terms to describe their ancestor and I have selected the third term so that we have a clear distinction about whom we are speaking or writing.

    THE PREACHER WILLIAM MCGREGOR

    William McG, "The Preacher" is thought to have been b. @ 1735 in Scotland and is believed to have come to America "to preach in the meeting houses". Our earliest recognized record of the Preacher is with the Bute Co. NC Tax Roles for 1771. We also see mention of him in the 1774 minutes of the Kehuky Baptist Association, again in Bute Co. NC. Subsequently, he is noted on property deeds when he purchases land in Montgomery Co. NC. It is here that he is thought to have preached until his death in 1807.

    We are informed that a grave marker exists in NC's Morrow State Park indicating he and his wife's death. Although we have no supporting document, one researcher indicates the wife to have been one Sarah Courtland. Another researcher, who has both observed the grave marker and taken a tracing of same, states that the years are not clear. So, the date of death for William McG the Preacher is in question.

    We believe the Preacher had a son named William. This WILLIAM MC GREGOR is thought to have been b. 1755 in NC. He m. 1st Elizabeth Webb and 2nd Mary "Martha" Stiles. Wm the s/o the Preacher d. 1839 in Warren Co. TN. The children of this Wm McG are:

    1) Mary Ann (McG) Stokes b. 1783 m. Robert III
    2) Ezekiel McG b. 1784 m. Sarah Ware; he d. 1856
    3) Willis McG b. 1784 m. Susan Ware; he d. 1861
    4) Elizabeth (McG) Williams b. @ 1789
    5) Sarah "Sallie" (McG) Dodson b. 1792 d. 1868
    6) Martha Jane (McG) Mitchell b. 1794 d. 1872
    7) Jehu McG b. 1796 m. Sallie Dodson
    8) Richmond McG b. 1799 m. Mary "Polly" Myers; he d. 1858
    9) Jay McG b. 1800 m. Sarah
    10) Salina (McG) Shipley b. 1803 m. Raliegh
    11) William McG b. 1805 m. Mary; he d. 1867

    Three researchers (there are many others) descended from this McG line thru Ezekiel above are:

    --Billie McG tndixiechicken@hotmail.com

    --Carolyne (McG) Long crownlyon11@sbcglobal.net

    --Faye Jeannette (McG) Cole mccolefam@dishmail.net



    THE REBEL WILLIAM MC GREGOR

    Mike, you and others, appear to descend from "The Rebel" Col. William McGregor. However, your 3 distance away on the 67 DNA markers with Robert "Bob" D. McGregor (tst kit # 29834), the brother to Carolyne (McG) Long, suggests a common ancestor exists between the two of you. That is further illustrated by Dr. Richard McGregor's "twig chart" appearing in his 2 Jan '10 posting on the MacGregor DNA Project site. See Note 1 below on last page.

    This William McG, b. 1696 in Scotland (where unknown) is stated to have been "attained" in 1715 by the British, and therefore fled to America. See Note 2 on last page. Once settled in Northamption Co. NC he was given the title of Captain of a NC militia company. Upon meeting, the then Governor Gabriel Johnston, he was promoted to Colonel. See Note 3 on last page.

    According to Francis Bobbit McGregor, deceased (see Note 4 below), the Rebel Col. Wm McG had two sons: William Bartlett McGregor b. 1730 and John McGregor b. 1740, both in Northampton Co. NC. This, among other information, was what Frank had graciously shared with me concerning the two sons:

    WILLIAM BARTLETT MC GREGOR

    This William McG b. 1730 had four (4) sons:

    1) Flowers McG b. 1749
    2) Richmond McG b. 1760
    3) Bartlett McG b. 1770
    4) William McG b. 1789

    JOHN MCGREGOR

    And, John McG b. 1740 and wife Mary were noted to have had eight (8) children:

    1) Sarah (McG) Williams
    2) Frances (McG) Sandifer
    3) Thomas McG
    4) William McG
    5) Flowers McG
    6) Jean (McG) Brown
    7) Elizabeth McG
    8) Cindy (McG) Sandifer

    My records indicate that Bartlett McGregor b. 1770 in Northampton Co. NC and his wife Ann Harris had the children listed below. Bartlett McG d. 1840 in Stewart Co. TN.

    1) Nancy S. (McG) Hogan b. 1791 d. 1855 TN
    2) Harris Valentine b. 1794 m. 1st Lucy Ross and 2nd Eliza Ann Garnett
    3) Arvilla Ann (McG) b. 1795 m. 1st Wm Thomas Morris and 2nd Uriah Tyson
    4) John "Jack" NcG b. 1791-1800 d. in TX
    5) Mary Lucinda (McG) Stone
    6) Bartlett McG b. @ 1805 m. Elizabeth "Elie" Mann; he d. 1901 TX
    7) Joel McG b. @ 1806 d. 1870 TX
    8) Lucy (McG) Mann b. @ 1807 d. 1863
    9) Noah McGregor b. 1811 TN m. 1st Sarah "Sallie" Allen and 2nd Mahalia M. Duncan; Noah d. 1885


    Mike, since you appear to have a strong paper trail back to Noah McGregor, you then would be back thru Bartlett McG b. 1770 NC, William Bartlett McG b. 1730 and on to "The Rebel" Col. William McG. Below are a few researchers descended from this William McGregor:

    --Christy (Herndon) Clawson (email unknown) thru Noah McG

    --Joe White 55gregor@chartertn.net thru Noah McG

    --Lou Gilpin (email unknown) thru Harris Valentine McG

    --Melinda Conwell mindylou1118@msn.com thru Noah McG

    --William Bartlett McGregor b.mcgregor@worldatt.net thru Bartlett McG

    THE WARRICK WILLIAM MC GREGOR

    According to the 1790 Census for Northampton Co. this William McGregor is b. before 1766. He appears in the 1767-84 Warrick Co. VA Tax Lists. Further, a deed for 287 acres purchased on Jack Swamp in Northampton Co. NC indicated this William McG to be from Warrick Co. VA.

    From his will dtd in Apr 1809 and a codicil in Nov 1810 we can determine that he had a wife named Nancy in 1809, but she is not mentioned in the 1810 codicil. Their children are determined to be:

    1) William McGregor b. @ 1173 VA
    2) Anthony McG b. @ 1774 VA m. Lydia; he d. 1824 NC
    3) An unnamed female b. 1776-84 VA m. John Little
    4) Nancy (McG) b. 1785-90 m,. 1st Williams and 2nd Hill
    5) Alexander McG b. 1790 NC m. 1st Elizabeth Danielly and 2nd Mary Heath; he d. 1856 GA
    6) Frances Hutchins McG b. 1801-10 NC

    The son Wm McG b. 1773 VA first appears in Nash Co. NC as a witness on a 1797 deed. This Wm McG is head of household with family in the 1810 and 1820 census takings for the county. About 1824 he moves his family to Lawrence Co. AL. Before leaving Nash Co. NC a son William McG is born in 1803.

    Mike, Though I see no direct connection to the the Warrick William McG line, you may find that you have a distant common ancestor with Scott McGregor (tst kit # 153532) who is descended from this line. Scott and his father William Albert McGregor have both participated in the MacGregor DNA Project. I would once again refer you to Richard's "twig" Chart # 4 mentioned above. You will find Scott on a line at about 11:55pm (on the clock), whereas you are at about 12:10 and Robert "Bob" D. McG at about 12:05. You and Bob are on a separate branch of the "twig" from Scott, but you probably have a distance match in your markers.

    You can contact Scott McG at mcgregor@broadcom.com to make some comparisons for a possible connection.

    THE DNA MACGREGOR PROJECT

    For those of you receiving this communication that are not yet a part of the DNA Surname project you may want to consider doing so. It could very well lead you thru the gap so many of us find in our paper trails. You can contact Dr. Richard McGregor at chairman@clangregor.org

    My apologies for this being the length it is, but found it necessary to sort out the Wm McGs in early NC. Your response will be appreciated and I would encourage interchange by anyone that has been copied on this communication.

    Larry L. McGregor
    8517 E. Krail St.
    Scottsdale, AZ 85250
    480.483.5970
    480.483.5971 FAX
    _____________________
    Note 1 Chart #4 is the "twig" chart mentioned an acn be viewed a www.clangregor.org/macgregor/dna.html then click on http://themacgregordnaproject.blogspot.com

    Note 2 from the World Book Encyclopedia. "Attainder was a legal term for the loss of civil rights by an outlawed person or a person sentenced to death. According to old English law, such a person lost his rights to property. His land and his personal belongings were taken from him. Because he was judged to have suffered 'tainting' (corruption of blood) he could not inherit property or leave propery to anyone. Parliament put an end to attainder in England in 1870..." We can speculate that this Wm McG was involved in the first Jacobite Uprising that took place in 1715 and thereby was attained.

    Note 3 According to NC Archives, Vol II, both the Governor and Wm McG had been friends while they attended St. Andrews University in Scotland. We have no indication of when Col. William McGregor died.

    Note 4 Frank McGregor, a descendant of Col. Wm McG, was a prominent attorney in Hillsdale TX (outside Waco). Unfortunately, he was killed in a fire at his home resulting from a gas explosion in late 1998 or early 1999. It is not known if his genealogical materials were extinguished by the fire at his home or whether they were in an office safe at the time of the explosion. My last contact with Frank was in Oct 1998 and at that time his law firm was McGregor, McGregor & Carmichael, Inc. Hillsdale, TX tel # 254.582.7337. I believe that his daughter was a practicing attorney in the firm.

    end of comment

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    24 Feb 2002: Could this "William" be father of William & John, cited by Catherine Gaffin Lynn? Is a tantalizing find by Carolyne McGregor-Long because familiar names are cited, William, John, Bartlett, et. al., however, it disturbs me that

    (a) the traditional naming pattern of that time has been ignored and
    (b) there is no mention of Virginia as home-places...DAH



    From: "Carolyne McGregor-Long"
    To: "Debbie Freeman" ; "Larry L. McGregor" ; "Bill Williams" ; "Chris N' Shawna McGregor" ; "Mike Swofford" ; "Shirley Couch" ; "Wilma Hatfield"
    Subject: The McGregor Bros
    Date: Monday, February 18, 2002 10:12 PM

    Hello Cousins!

    Just a wee e-mail to let you know that I've discovered some interesting info regarding a possible connection (place) w/our ancestors, the McGregor brothers...William, Bartlett, John....possibly another brother, whose name is unknown to me.

    Over a year ago, at the Bakersfield Scottish Highland Games, I visited one of the usual vendors, Tea & Sympathy, who deal in some very fine, sometimes old books. Being a book lover, I rarely pass up an opportunity to check through the racks. There was one book that took my notice, not that it was fancy or bright, just a wee worn green book w/the title of "The Road to Rannoch and The Summer Isles". I had to have it, so paid over $20 to take it home. Being I'm truly a busy & scheduled person, I've just now gotten round to reading this book. The author is T. Ratcliffe Barnett. The book was printed in Great Britain by Turnbull & Spears, Edinburgh, 1st edition July 1924. I'll send more info later when I have time to find my pages (lost my marker).

    What's exciting to me is to find some place where possibly our ancestors went to school. Speaking of Rev. William McGregor...we know he came to the colonies to preach in the meeting houses, he had collateral to make the journey to the new world & to purchase property at some point after getting here. Thus, he was not exiled from Scotland by force (it would seem) & not without another shirt in his bag, so to speak. Where did he get his schooling? Was it at his mother's knee? Possibly, however, rather doubtful as in those days, girls/women normally were not schooled. This place once called Ossian's Glen...where is it today? We do know there is an Ossian's Loch, which is higher up from Rannoch...but, is still in the same locale...mix this in w/Glen Lyon, south...not an impossible idea. I've always thought Glen Lyon played a role in this somehow, having been there, it's making more sense to me. There is a kirk (church) in Fortingal in Glen Lyon....but, what I've just read in this book, makes me wonder about another possibility. A place called Dull. Whether it's there today, I'm not sure, however, where Dull was, a church was built over a burial place of Adamnan (Saint), and a school & college - said to be the first seminary of education mainland Scotland. Dull became famous as an educational center, but in the mid centuries, the school was removed to Dunkeld, and later to St. Andrews.

    If any of you have time to research any of this in regards to our line of MacGregors, pls do, & keep us all posted. This is the first "clue" I've found that feels right, in a long time.

    Keep searching...we'll get over the pond & documented one of these days, I'm certain of it.

    Love to all,
    Carolyne

    end of comment

    Lineage of the McGregors of Warren County, Tennessee

    The following is derived from research done by Mary Elizabeth Barnes for The Wiseman Family and Allied Lines by Eugene M Wiseman, now deceased.

    Little substantiated proof of the Warren County, Tennessee McGregor lineage exists, however researcher Mary Elizabeth Barnes believes that it appears the McGregors came to Warren County from Northampton County, North Carolina. Her assumption is based primarily on the fact that several families who intermarried with our line of McGregors also left Northampton County, North Carolina area and moved to Warren County.

    Mary's research, published in The Wiseman Family and Allied Lines states; There are at least three William McGregor men listed in the 1790 census of North Carolina and two in southern Virginia. The William McGregor born about 1755 of Warren County is believed to be the son of a William McGregor, Sr. who was born between 1730-1735. This William Sr. also is assumed to have a son Richmond MeGregor.

    The Wiseman Family book further states; The following information has been gathered in an attempt to solve this problem of the parentage of William McGregor of Warren County, without resolution. It is presented here so that the reader may draw his own conclusion.

    The Will of John Gregory Jr., Charles County, Virginia, Westover Parish, dated 1776 names wife Martha Gregory, children Richmond Gregory and John Munford Gregory and brother William Gregory. William Christian was bondsman. (Martha Stiles McGregor is thought to be the name of William McGregor's wife.)

    A William and a John Gregory were Revolutionary soldiers in the 6th Virginia Regiment. Bute County, North Carolina 1771

    Tax List: William McGregor, Moses Curtis, Drury and John Christian, Green Hill, John Huckaby, James Huckaby, Thomas Huckaby, John Solomon, William Solomon, James Stiles, Thomas Webb, and William Webb. (Stiles and/or Webb is thought to be the name of William
    McGregor's wife.)

    Bute County, North Carolina Record Book A, 25 May 1772 Will states; William Solomon to William Solomon Jr. Gift of a negro man to be his at my death. Witness, John Edwards, William McGregor and Green Hill.

    In Index to the 1790 Census of Northampton County, North Carolina, shows John McGregor, William McGregor and Flowers McGregor, along with Thomas Webb. By 1796 the above were joined by Green Hill and Rowland Ware. Also the 1790 Census in Montgomery County, North Carolina, shows William McGregor, Bartlett McGregor, Thomas Huckoby and Bennett Solomon.

    John McGregor's will is in Montgomery County in 1794.

    A William McGregor bought land in Montgomery County in 1782 and 1779, and in Anson County in 1778, although these deeds are not necessarily all to the same William McGregor.

    In 1776 William McGregor was given a license to preach in Franklin (formerly Bute County) NC. He served as pastor of the Mouth of Uwharrie Baptist Church.

    On 1 July 1778 William McGregor bought the first land of record in Anson County, North Carolina, from Henry Mounger.

    In 1795, land was surveyed for William McGregor in Montgomery County, North Carolina

    1805 Tax List, Warren County, Tennessee shows: Ezekial McGregor, William McGregor and Willis McGregor

    1805 Tax List, Davidson County, Tennessee shows: Thomas McGregor

    1811 Tax List, Davidson County, Tennessee shows: Flowers McGregor

    1811 Tax List, Maury County, Tennessee shows: William McGregor

    1812 Tax List, Warren County, Tennessee shows: Ezekiel McGregor, William McGregor and Willis McGregor

    1820 Census, Warren County, Tennessee shows:

    Ezekiel McGregor with 2 males under 10, 1 male 18-26, 2 males over 45, 1 female under 10 and 1 female 16-26
    William McGregor with 2 males 10-16, 1 male over 45,1 female 16-26 and 1 female over 45
    Richmond McGregor with 1 male under 10, 1 male 18-26, 1 female under 10 and 1 female 16-26

    1830 Census, Warren County, Tennessee shows the following families:

    Jehu McGregor, William McGregor, Jr, Ezekiel McGreggor, Richmond McGregor, Ezekiel McGregor, William McGregor and Willis McGregor

    1836 Tax List, Warren County, Tennessee (Dist 4) lists: Jay McGregor (Jehu), William McGregor, Sr., Ezekiel McGregor, Richmond McGregor, William McGregor, Willis McGregor (Dist 9)

    1840 Census, Warren County, Tennessee shows the following families: Ezekiel McGreggor, William McGreggor, Richmond McGregger, Jay McGreggor, Ezekiel McGreger (slave schedule), William J McGreggor and Willia McGregger

    Mary Elizabeth Barnes' research closes with the following statement:

    "It would appear that William McGregor and Richmond McGregor, age 70-80 in the 1830 Census, both of whom lived and died in Warren County, Tennessee, might be the sons of William McGregor, Sr. who was born between 1730 and 1735.

    end of comment

    A Pedigree for William, "The Preacher". BTW, the researcher offer no source citations ... https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/McGregor-Family-Tree-92

    end of note

    Religion:
    In 1776, William McGregor was given a license to preach in Franklin (formerly Bute County) NC. He served as pastor of the Mouth of Uwharrie Baptist Church.

    Died:
    in 1806 he is identified as a "Messenger" for the Mouth of Uwharrie Baptist Church, North Carolina

    William married Sarah Flowers (Virginia). Sarah was born ~ 1755. [Group Sheet]


  14. 157.  Sarah Flowers was born ~ 1755.
    Children:
    1. 78. William "Will" McGregor, Jr. was born 0___ 1755, (Scotland); died 6 Oct 1839, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.

  15. 184.  Jacob Thomas, Sr. was born 22 Dec 1755, (Pennsylvania); died 0___ 1804, Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Will: 15 Feb 1804, Blount County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    http://www.geocities.com/blynnfitzz/WillofJacobThomas.html


    Will of Jacob Thomas, of Blount Co., Tennessee

    Typed from a copy of original Will, pages 260-262, 14 July 1998 by Barbara L. Fitzmaurice
    On file at McClung Library, Knoxville, TN Using original text and punctuation.


    In the name of God Amen I Jacob Thomas of the County of Blount and State of Tennessee farmer being of Sound mind and memory and understanding but considering the uncertainty of life do think fit to make this my last will and testament in the following manner and form (Viz) I recomment my soul unto the hand of God and my body the earth to be buried in a christian manner and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give devise and dispose of in the following manner and form after all my Just debts are paid

    First I will and bequeath that my Son George Thomas shall provide for his mother My beloved wife Margaret Thomas during her Natural life off of farm on which she is to her residence her life time in Annually twelve bushels wheat ground if she requires it one fatted hog of one hundred and fifty weight with the Lard half a bushel of Sault six bushels of Irish potatoes six bushels of Turnips provided he raises any Six bushels of Sweet potatoes also one quarter of beef if he Kills any of pair of shoes three pounds of clean cotton Sufficient quality of firewood cut and hauled to her door fit for use the third part of the garden equally manured with the rest a third part of the cabbage garden the fourth part of the flax that grows on the place two heifers to be wintered with grain and fodder with his own also the third part of all debts that is due to me when recovered after the Just debts are deducted therefrom also a third part of all the poultry with their Eggs all my house hold and Kitchen furniture is to be entirely for her own use during her life Except what is Georges Real property and at her disposal at her decease except the stove and large Kettle which is to be Georges at her death she is to have liberty to take a shoat out of the Stock of hogs when she needs one all the articles above mentioned for her provisions is to be delivered to her annually during her life

    Secondly I will and bequeath to my Son George Thomas my whole farm with all and every one of my farming Tools with the wagon and gears with the two stills and vessels the house clock all the horses the balance of my xxxxx stock of Cattle and hogs I also give and bequeath to my Son Henry Thomas one dollar by reason I consider to have given him a sufficient Share of my Estate heretofore I will and bequeath fifty dollars in property by reason I considered him to receive his share

    heretofore to my son Jacob Thomas I like wise will and bequeath

    to my son John Thomas one dollar by reason I consider him to have received a Sufficient share of my Estate heretofore I give and bequeath

    to my son Adam Thomas one dollar he having received his proportion of my Estate heretofore also

    to my daughter Margaret Numan I will and bequeath forty dollars in property it being her full Share of my Estate

    Margaret my wife is at full liberty to dispose of clothing to whom she pleases

    I likewise by these presents constitute make and ordain my wife Margaret and George Thomas my son to be whole and Executors of this last will and Testament and do hearby utterly disallow revoke all other wills and Testaments and to heretofore made and legacies and bequests and Executors by me in any way before named wills and bequeathed Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament

    In witness whereof I have Set my hand and Seal this fifteenth day of February in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and four.

    Signed Sealed and delivered by the said Jacob X Thomas (__?___)
    Jacob Thomas as his last will and testament mark

    in presence of (Wm. Lowery, Robert Everett (0r Eferett )

    Will of Jacob Thomas, of Blount Co., Tennessee

    Typed from a copy of original Will, pages 260-262, 14 July 1998 by Barbara L. Fitzmaurice

    Posted By: Barbara Fitzmaurice
    Email: blfitzma@prodigy.net

    Subject: Jacob THOMAS>Blount>Monroe>Bradley Co,TN
    Post Date: July 16, 1998 at 02:58:59
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/thomas/messages/586.html
    Forum: Thomas Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/thomas/

    Are there any other cousins searching Jacob THOMAS b.1750's mar Margaret. Early settlers to Blount Co., near Maryville, TN. Are they from Pennsyalvania or Maryland? Settled near Pistol and Crooked Creek. Children; George, Henry, Jacob, John, Adam & daughter Margaret THOMAS. George, Henry, Adam and John may have stayed around Knoxville, Blount Co., area. Jacob b. abt 1870 and wife Margaret Nieman THOMAS ended up in Bradley Co., between 1840-50 after a stay in Monroe Co. (The County lines could have just changed.) Jacob and Margaret Elizabeth's children that we know of:

    Hettie Lillie Esther b. abt 1811, m. Jacob Adam CARVER,
    Adam b.1813 mar. Lydia and were in Bradley Co., 1850,
    Wilson b. 1815 mar 1st Tresa WETSON?, 2nd Sarah SCHOAT in Bradley CO.,
    Mary 'Polly' bc 1817 mar James Ervin, may have lived in McMinn Co.,
    Catherine E. bc 1819 mar Beard Waller 1841 in Monroe Co., ended up a widow?
    Living in Bradley Co. by 1850 with her parents and children.
    Jacob, son of Jacob and Margaret died about 1855 in Bradley Co., TN.

    We still need all the help we can get straighting these lines out. Thanks!!

    Jacob — Margaret Elizabeth Neiman. Margaret (daughter of Michael Neiman and Margaret Catherine "Catherine" Johnson) was born (Northumberland, Northumberland County) Pennsylvania; died Aft 1836, Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  16. 185.  Margaret Elizabeth Neiman was born (Northumberland, Northumberland County) Pennsylvania (daughter of Michael Neiman and Margaret Catherine "Catherine" Johnson); died Aft 1836, Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 92. Adam Thomas, Sr. was born 1 Jan 1770, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; died 10 Jan 1855, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Davenport Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee.

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

    Big news from the Byars dna project.

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

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

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    more...

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

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

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

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

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    more...

    Majorie Stewart Tucker writes,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    NATHAN BYARS
    Pension Records
    #W6223

    Interrogatory put to the applicant -

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

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

    2nd Have you any record of your age?

    Ans No more than what I have told you -

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

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

    4th How were you called in to the service?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Sworn to and Subscribed the day and year before written -

    his mark Nathan Byars

    R. Bowdin, Judge of the Court of Chancery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    October 11, 1808 her
    Drusilla X
    Byars
    mark

    Petition of
    Drusilla Byars
    of Rutherford County

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

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

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

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

    By order M. Stokes, Clk Mr. Pickens

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    State of South Carolina

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

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

    Plat Book B, at page 383.

    A copy of the plat is presented on the next page, followed by a Historical Base Map of the Cowpens National Battlefield.


    The following is quoted from a Report of U.S. Park Service Gov't. Study, page 12:

    "Gov. Richard J. Manning, on examining the plat and its accompanying certificate, granted on October 2, 1826, to Nathan Byars, "his heirs and assigns," a 394-acre tract or plantation on the headwaters of Island, Suck, and Buck creeks.

    An examination of the Byars, Steadman, and McClaren plats shows that in 1826 Byars had been granted 394 acres of the 2,000 acres granted to McClaren 23 years before. McClaren had conveyed title to most of the acreage in his grants to Wilson Nesbitt, who, plagued by lawsuits, had failed to maintain and defend his title. To the west Byars' grant intruded onto the acreage granted to James Steadman in 1787 by Governor Pinckney. The parties to whom the Steadman heirs had conveyed his 2,482-acre grant were absentee owners. Although the plat prepared for Nathaniel Gist by John Gibbs in 1845 shows a conflict, there were no court challenges.

    The Court of Common Pleas for Spartanburg District issued on November 16, 1840, a writ of Five Facias in the suit of Samuel Ezell against Nathan Byars. When Byars was unable to pay the judgment, Sheriff A.C. Bomar of Spartanburg District was ordered to levy $36.60 on his goods and chattels, with interests and costs.

    To enforce the writ, Sheriff Bomar seized and taken of the Lands and Tenaments of the said Nathan Byars all that certain piece parcel and tract of land containing three Hundred Acres, more or less."

    Samuel Ezell sold the 300 acres to his son, James H. Ezell.

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    Nathan Byars was now left penniless, his land and home having been seized from him. On Dec. 31, 1844, he applied for a Military Pension which was repeatedly denied to him. Finally, Oct. 3, 1851, Michael Thompson wrote a letter to James E. Heath, Commissioner of Pensions, pleading emphatically for Nathan's claim to be allowed. This letter must have had a decisive effect. Of Nathan he wrote:
    "But I should reproach myself were I not to exhaust all proper means to establish what I solemnly believe to be a clear, legal and valid claim for a poor bedridden, half starved soldier of the revolution, who literally cries to me for help, to prosecute what he conceives, and what I conceive, to be his rights under the law."

    A typed copy of the Certificate issued for his claim appears on the next page. It was made retroactive to March 4, 1831 and his widow, Delphy recovered the sum. On Dec. 29, 1853, Delphy's application for the widow's pension of half-pay was executed.

    Nathan Byars had died in poverty Aug. 18, 1846 and was buried in the family graveyard behind the house and outbuildings. It would seem that he had died in obscurity, but in the late summer of 1971, descendants from all over the country gathered at his gravesite to dedicate a permanent government marker at his grave. It is reported by Clovis Byars Herring that in 1985 when she visited the cemetery the stone was in pieces and there was no sign of the DAR marker that was put there.

    It is not known when Delphy Byars was born or when she died. She is enumerated in the Census of 1850, Spartanburg District, SC:

    #1278 Delphia Bian 65 SC
    Juda Turner 36 SC male
    Simpson Russ 22 SC
    Miranda " 10 SC
    John H. " 8 SC
    Barbara " 5 SC
    Sarah " 3 SC


    According to this census record she was born in 1785, but in the Census of 1860, Spartanburg District, SC, she was living at Cowpens with the family of Robert and Delilah Martin, and was born in 1776. It is not known who the people were who were living with her. The last mention of her is in a letter which was found among the papers in Nathan's Pension File. It was written July 20, 1937 by A.H. Hiller, Executive Assistant to the Administrator, to Will Franke of Birmingham, AL. He states that in 1868 Delphy Byars was living about sixteen miles north of the Spartanburg Court House.


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    May 4, 1852

    DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
    REVOLUTIONARY CLAIM.


    I certify that in conformity with the law of the United States of the 7th June, 1832, Nathan Byars of South Carolina who was a private in the Revolution is entitled to receive Twenty dollars per annum, during his natural life, commencing on the 4th of March, 1831, and payable semi-annually on the 4th of March and 4th of September, in every year.

    Given at the Department of the Interior, this fourth day of May one thousand eight hundred and fifty two

    Alex H.H. Stuart Secretary of the Interior

    Examined and )
    Countersigned )

    J.E. Heath
    Commissioner of Pensions


    SOURCES:

    1. Pension File W6223, Nathan Byars.

    2. Byars - Byers Enquirer, Vol. I, No. 1, page 7.

    3. The State Records of North Carolina, Vol. 22, pp. 174-75, 1907.

    4. Rutherford County, N.C. Abstracts of Wills 1779-1822.

    5. Affidavit of Marriage by Rev. Joshua Richards.

    6. Report of U.S. Park Service, Gov't. Study. "

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    Nonie Webb,"Henry Byars is the brother of Nathan Byars",abstracted from land deeds,Granville,NC

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    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/halifax/bios/guthrie1.txt

    22 Jan. 1779 James Guttree and William Guttree enter 250 A on waters of Adams Creek; borders Nathan Byas, Charles Bostick and William Allen. Includes the improvements where Garritt Guttree now lives

    13 Oct. 1783 to William Guttery and James Guttery 250 A. on Adams Creek adjacent Nathan Byas, Charles Allen Caswell Co., Deed Book B

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    Rutherford County, NC Records

    Rutherford County was created in 1779 from the western portion of Tryon County.

    SARAH BYASS was listed in Captain RUSSEL's Company in the 1782 Tax List of Rutherford County, NC. She was listed with 200 acres of land, 1 negro, 2 horses, 8 cattle, and an assessment of 208.
    (Source: http://www.northcarolinagenealogy.net/downloads/1782.txt)

    Deed Books A-D, P.77: 17 Oct 1783, MICHAEL MCELWRATH to THOMAS MORRIS, for ¹ 60 "Hard money" ... land on E side Mountain Creek adj. DAVID BYERS, 300 A, granted to sd. BYERS 18 Apr 1771 ... MICHAEL MCELWRATH (SEAL), No wit.
    (Source: Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, p.138)31

    Deed Books A-D, P.173: 10 Apr 1783, JAMES WEBB of Rutherford Co., to NATHAN BYERS of Caswell Co., for ¹ 150 ... 200 A on N side main Broad River adj. MCCLANNAHANS ... JAMES WEBB (+) (SEAL), Wit: WILLM HACKINS, JOHN WEBB, WILLIAM COOPER.
    (Source: Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, p.145)31

    Deed Books A-D, Pp.175-176: 28 July 1779, ALEXANDER COULTER of Rutherford Co., to ROBERT SHIPLEY of same, for ¹ 400 ... 300 A on Cleghorns Creek, formerly Sheppards Creek, JAMES BYARS pattentee ... ALEXANDER COULTER (SEAL), Wit: D. DICKEY, RICHARD SINGLETON.
    (Source: Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, p.146)31

    Deed Books A-D, Pp.192-193: 10 Sept 1779, JOHN BERRY of Dist. of Ninety Six, S.C. to JAMES GRAY of N.C., for ¹ 2000 S.C. money ... land on N side Broad River on McDonalds Creek, adj. JAMES BYARS ... JOHN BERRY (SEAL), Wit: RICHARD MCCLURE, ANDREW THOMSON.
    (Source: Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, p.147)31

    Deed Books A-D, Pp.214: 15 July 1775, ABRAHAM KIRKENDALL of Tryon Co., to JOHN WEBB of same, for ¹ 35 ... land on W side Second Broad River, 300 A ... ABRAHAM KIRKENDALL (A) (SEAL), Wit: JOHN BYAS (J), ROBERT BYAS.
    (Source: Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, p.149)31

    Deed Books A-D, P.228: Grant to ANTHONY DICKEY, 400 A on Mill Creek of Broad River, adj. his own land, BYERS ... 13 Oct 1783. ALEX MARTIN.
    (Source: Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, p.150)31

    Deed Books A-D, Pp.442-443: 6 Jan 1786, THOMAS MORRIS to JOSHUA TYLOR, both of Rutherford Co., for ¹ 80 ... land on N side Main Broad River on E side Mountain Creek, adj. THOMAS JOHNSTON, granted to DAVID BYERS, 29 Apr 1768 ... THOMAS MORRIS (SEAL), Wit: MOSES WRIGHT, JAMES JAFFREY.
    (Source: Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, p.166)31

    Deed Book G, Page 183, No. 753: 20 April 1786, THOMAS MORRIS to ANTHONY DICKEY for 100 pds. tract of 300 a. on both sides Mill Creek on E. branch of Mountain Creek begin. at DAVID BYERS corner, Land orig. granted to JAMES BYERS 18 April 1779. WM. GRANT, Sp--? COLEMAN BROWN.
    (Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.28)15

    Deed Book G, Page 233, No. 801: 25 Sept. 1787, THOMAS WHITESIDES to GARRET VINZANT, JR., for 25 pds. tract of 60 a. on both sides First Broad River being part of a grant to WILLIAM SIMS & MAYDDN BYAR, adj. ROBT. WHITESIDES, SMITH or VINZANT, BARNETT or OZBORN corner. JOHN SMITH.
    (Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.34)15

    Deed Book I, Page 379, No. 927: 6 Oct. 1792, JOSEPH BOREN of Ninety-six Dist., S.C. to JOSEPH CAMP of Rutherford Co. for 100 pds. proc. money of N.C. 222 a. in Rutherford Co. on branch of CARTIN's Mill Creek and on E. side of Broad River begin. at a line formerly called JOHN WILSON's line. Land was first granted to JOSEPH CAMP by JOSIAH MARTIN, Esq. by pat. dt'd. 15 May 1772 and conveyed by deed to JOSEPH BOWREN and now from BOWREN to sd. JOSEPH CAMP. Rec. July 10, 1792. WILLIAM CAMP, WILLIAM B. BYARS-x-.
    (Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.52)15

    Deed Book J, Page 53, No. 1047: 31 July 1786, STEPHEN SHELTON to JOHN CARVER for 5 pds. paid by ROBERT BYARS lately dec'd., 50 a. in Rutherford Co. being part of tract of 400 a. pat. granted to sd. SHELTON. Said 50 a. lies on N/E of survey join. Beaverdam Creek and First Broad River. Rec. 3 Aug. 1793. JOEL SHELTON, "CON PACK".
    (Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.70)15

    Deed Book J, Page 95, No. 1090: 22 Nov 1791, FREDERICK MORNINGSTAIR of Spartanburg Dist. S.C. to JONAS BEDFORD for 50 pds. 150 A. originally granted to GEORGE SAYLOR 26 Nov. 1789 and by deed convy. to FREDERICK MORNINGSTEER. Land on N. fork Floyd's Creek near BEDFOR & ESHLEY. Rec. 7 Dec. 1793. Signed: FREDERICK MORNINGSTER, ELEZABETH MORNINGSTER. WILLIAM-x-BYERS.
    (Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.76)15

    Deed Book K, Page 239, No. 1238: 24 May 1787, ELIZABETH THOMASON to BUSHROD DOGED (sic) for 35 pds. proc. money of N.C., 150 a. in the Old Field where JOHN THOMASON used to live on both sides Rocky Creek of Floyds Creek. Rec. 5 July 1794. NATHAN BYARS, GEORGE SUTTLE.
    (Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.96)15

    Deed Book L, Page 328, No. 1326: 18 Oct 1788, THOMAS TOWNSON, planter, to SARAH BYARS for 30 pds. Virginia money and one Negro girl, 200 a. on S. side Broad River. Land granted to JAMES MOOR by Pat. 5 April 1766. JOEL-x-BLACKWELL, NATHAN BYARS. Rec. 6 Jan. 1795.
    (Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.108)15

    Deed Book L, Page 333, No. 1330: 20 June 1788, NATHAN BYARS to WILLIAM DOBBINS, 90 a. adj. MRS. CLONAHAN on E. side Broad River being part of tract of land granted by Gov. WILLIAM TRYON to JAMES WEBB. The parcel of 90 a. being part of 4 grants granted to WM. WEBB. Rec. 9 Jan. 1795. WILLIAM DOBBINS, JAMES DOBBINS.
    (Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.109)15

    [I failed to copy the page that contains the first part of this deed abstract ... probably deed from Robert Crockett listed below ... REMINDER: get a copy of page 110 of this source] ... York Co., S.C. to NATHAN BIAIS (sic) for 100 pds. (no acreage stated) land on N. side Main Broad River. HENRY McKINNEY, GEORGE-x-SWILL, JAMES-g-GLEMONE.
    (Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.111)15

    [Note: The list of deeds below is taken from the Rutherford County Grantor/Grantee Deed Indexes available on microfilm from the NC State Archives. In a few cases I have also looked at deed books which are also available on microfilm and created my own abstracts which are listed below. And for selected deeds I have transcribed abstracts found in the Bulletin of the Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County. Also, the Byars/Byers deeds I have listed below from Rutherford County are only for the years prior to 1850. There are many more Byars/Byers deeds in Rutherford County after 1850.]

    From Crockett, Robert to Biais, Nathan, Deed Book J-L, p.344, 1795

    From Byars, Nathan to Good, Edward, Deed Book 11-Oct, p.487 & 490, 1799

    Deed Book 11, p.487, 20 January 1797, Nathan Biers/Byars of RCNC to Edward Good of same, 60 pounds, 105 acres on Grog Creek and Sandy Run, part of a grant to James Webb 28 November 1792, conveyed by Webb to Daniel Shipman Junr. and from Shipman to Nathen Biers. Wit. L. Moore, Harrelson Byars. #873, 25 September 1799.
    (Source: Bulletin of the Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, November 1996, p.181)

    Deed Book 11, p.490, 20 January 1797, Nathan Biars/Byars of RCNC to Edward Good of same, 60 pounds 100 acres on Chesnut Log Branch of Sandy Run, conveyed from Daniel Shipman to Nathan Biars. Wit. L. Moore, Harrelson Byars. #874, 26 September 1799.
    (Source: Bulletin of the Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, November 1996, p.181)

    From Byars, Nathan to Blackwell, Joel, Deed Book 15-17, p.125, 1801

    From Byers, Nathan to Lee, Edmond, Deed Book 15-17, p.146, 1801

    From Haney, Richard to Byers, Nathan, Deed Book 15-17, p.194, 1801

    From Byers, John to Black, Joel, Deed Book 18-19, p.72, 1802

    From Hunter, Samuel to Byers, Nathen, Deed Book 20-21, p.32, 1803
    18 January 1800, PATRICK SANDERS of Spartanburgh Co., S.C. to NATHEN BYERS of Rutherford Co., for $333, a tract of land originally granted to JOHN TURNER on October the 19th in the eight year of the independence of te United States, containing 100 acres on the S. side of Broad River on [? ashworths] Creek ... PATRICK SANDERS (Seal), Wit: GEORGE CAMP, WM [? ABBOTT JUNR]. Rec. 28 April 1803.
    [Note: The Rutherford County deed index indicates this deed was from Samuel Hunter to Nathen Byers, but the recorded copy of the deed shows that it was actually from Patrick Sanders to Nathen Byers. The next deed recorded in the deed book was from Samuel Hunter to Warren Metcalf.]

    From Byers, Nathan to Byars, Nathan, Deed Book 20-21, p.49, 1803
    24 August 1802, NATHAN BYARS of Rutherford Co., to GEORGE BYARS of the same, for $50, 50 acres on the S. side of Main Broad River, beginning on the river bank at SARAH BYARS corner, from a patent granted to FRANCES ALEXANDER dated 15 Dec 1799 ... NATHAN BYARS (SEAL), Wit: GABRIEL [? MARTIN], JOHN BYARS. Rec. 6 May 1803.
    [Note: Again, the Rutherford County deed index is in error as it indicates this deed was to Nathan Byars when the recorded copy indicates it was to George Byars.]

    From Good, Robert to Byers, James, Deed Book 20-21, p.316, 1804

    From Byers, Nathan to Hamilton, Joseph, Deed Book 22-23, p.273, 1805
    26 November 1804, EDMAND LEA & NATHAN BYARS of Rutherford Co., to JOSEPH & NOBLE HAMILTON of the same, for $600, land on the N. side of Main Broad River adjoining the land of MARTIN MARTIN, containing 48 acres. Another tract of land on the N. side of [?] Broad River joining the land above described, including the Island Ford commonly known by the name of the Island Ford Tract, containing 167 acres ... EDMOND (x) LEA (SEAL), NATHAN BYARS (SEAL), Wit: [? ??? CAMP, ???]. Rec. 29 March 1805.

    339. Jan 25, 1806, Nathan Byas enters 100 ac in Rutherford Co on each side of Ashworths Cr and S side of main Broad R; border: Joseph Turner and "the" speculation line; issued.
    Source: Pruitt, Abstracts of Land Entries: Rutherford County, NC, January 1804-April 1826, p.23)42

    340. Jan 25, 1806, Nathan Byas enters 40 acres in Rutherford Co on S side of main Broad R; border: "his" Harel Byas and near "the" speculation line; issued.
    Source: Pruitt, Abstracts of Land Entries: Rutherford County, NC, January 1804-April 1826, p.23)42

    342. Feb. 12, 1806, Nathan Byars enters 100 ac in Rutherford Co on both sides of main Broad R; border Wm Dobins and Stephen Philips; issued.
    Source: Pruitt, Abstracts of Land Entries: Rutherford County, NC, January 1804-April 1826, p.23)42

    343. Feb 12, 1806, Nathan Byars enters 50 ac in Rutherford Co on N side of main Broad R; border: Geo Byars, Richd Goode, Wm McGouin, & his own line; issued.
    Source: Pruitt, Abstracts of Land Entries: Rutherford County, NC, January 1804-April 1826, p.23)42

    From Byas, Nathan to Alexander, Francis, Deed Book 22-23, p.514, 1806

    From Good, Joseph to Byers, Nathan, Deed Book 24-26, p.55 & 84, 1807

    Deed Book 24, p.61, 3 February 1807, Stephen Duponceau & William Tilghman Esqrs., Abraham Kintsing Junr., George Worral, and Tench Coxe, by Peter Fisher, their attorney, to Enoch Andrews of RCNC, 30 dollars, 100 acres on Suck Creek, joining Joel Blackwell, Evan Watkins, Daniel Watkins, part of Coxes 6000 acres. Wit. David Webb, Harrel Byars. #67, 7 September 1807.
    (Source: Bulletin of the Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, February 2003, p.33)

    Deed Book 24, p.84, 16 October 1802, Joseph Goode of RCNC to Nathan Byers of same, ¹25, 35 acres on the south side of Main Broad River on Suck Creek. Wit. Jas. Wyle, Horrel Byars. #90, 16 September 1807.
    (Source: Bulletin of the Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, February 2003, p.35)

    From Byers, Nathan to Walker, Thadius, Deed Book 25, p.174, 1810

    From Byers, Nathan to Hamilton, Noble, Deed Book 27-28, p.55, 1813

    From Byars, Nathan to Clarke, Arthur, Deed Book 29-31, p.285, 1817

    From Byars, George to Patterson, David, Deed Book 32-33, p.31, 1819

    From Byars, Samuel to Scoggins, Joseph, Deed Book 32-33, p.45, 1819

    From Blackwell, Joel & Sarah to Byars, George, Deed Book 32-33, p.91, 1819

    From Byars, Nathan to Hamilton, Noble, Deed Book 32-33, p.115, 1819

    From Byars, William to Durham, Edmond, Deed Book 37-38, p.299, 1831

    From Byars, George to McKinney, James, Deed Book 39-40, p.176, 1834

    From Guthery, Jonathan to Byers, John, Deed Book 41-42, p.118, 1835

    From Byars, John to Byars, Drury, Deed Book 43, p.463, 1838

    From Byars, Nathan to Guthrie, Joseph, Deed Book 43, p.534, 1839

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    Lincoln County, NC Records
    Lincoln County was created in 1779 from the eastern portion of Tryon County.
    Drury Logan and Polley Bias; 19 Nov 1803; Bondsman: Abner Massee
    (Source: Bynum, Marriage Bonds of Tryon and Lincoln Counties, North Carolina)12
    Joseph Houston (Hueston) and Pagy Byers; 20 Feb 1809; Bonsdman: John x Mattiss, Witness: Mic Cline
    (Source: Bynum, Marriage Bonds of Tryon and Lincoln Counties, North Carolina)12
    Robert x Byars and Jane Houston; 24 Mar 1804; Bondsman: William x Tucker; Witness: John Dickson
    (Source: Bynum, Marriage Bonds of Tryon and Lincoln Counties, North Carolina)12
    Edward Byars and Jane Henry; 27 Feb 1812; Bondsman: Wm J Wilson; Witness: Lwn Henderson
    (Source: Bynum, Marriage Bonds of Tryon and Lincoln Counties, North Carolina)12
    Wm x Byers and ------ ------; 8 Jan 1796; Bondsman: Wm x Earwood (Carwood)
    (Source: Bynum, Marriage Bonds of Tryon and Lincoln Counties, North Carolina)12

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    Spartanburg County, SC Records
    Spartanburg County was created in 1785 from the district of Ninety-Six. Prior to 1772 when the NC / SC state line was surveyed, the area encompassed by present day Spartanburg County was administered as part of Tryon County, NC.

    Deed Book F, p.251-252, Jul. 31, 1798: DRURY SCRUGGS (Spartanburgh) to JAMES BLACK (same); for 11¹ 11s sterling sold 85 ac on for of Horse Cr; border: conditional line between DRURY SCRUGGS to RICHARD HANEY; part of 655 ac grant Dec. 2, 1793 State's Office to REUBIN WARREN. Witness WILLIAM MORROW and NATHAN BYARS. Signed DRURY SCRUGGS. Wit. oath Aug. 18, 1798 WILLIAM MORROW to WM MCDOWELL. Rec. Apr. 15, 1799.
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.161)43

    Deed Book F, p.273-274, Aug. 24, 1798: MATTHIAS TURNER (Spartanburgh) to JOHN SUTHERLAND (or SOUTHERLAND) (same); for 50¹ sterling sold 100 ac on Surratt's Cr; border: THOMAS HARRIS. Witness: NATHAN BYARS and ZACHARIAH BLACKWELL. Signed: MATTHIAS TURNER's mark. Wit. oath Jan. 10, 1799 NATHAN BYARS to GEOR LAMKIN. Rec. Apr. 21, 1799
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.163)43

    Deed Book G, p.116-117, Mar. 1, 1800: JOHN SUTHERLIN (Spartanburgh) to WILLIAM MORROW (same); for 30¹ sterling sold 100 ac; on both sides of Horse Cr of Broad R; part of 300 ac grant Jan. 1, 1787 States Office to JOSEPH WARREN and sold by NATHANIEL PACACE (or PERRACE) to JOHN SUTHERLIN. Witness: NATHAN BYARS, JNO BONNER, and DAVID PARIS. Signed: JOHN SUTHERLIN. Wit. oath May 10, 1800, DAVID PARIS to GEO LAMKIN. Rec. Nov. 13, 1800.
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.195)43

    Deed Book I, p.423-424, May 29, 1804: JAMES PHILIPS (Rutherford Co, NC) to REUBIN PHILLIPS (Spartanburgh); for $50 sold 170 ac on both sides of Ashworth Cr; border: N-North Carolina line, S-Camp; on lower end of 300 ac grant to THOMAS THOMSON; survey Sept. 23, 1794 for THOMAS THOMSON. Witness: JACOB PHILLIPS and NATHAN BYARS. Signed: JAMES PHILLIPS' mark. Wit. oath Jul. 21, 1804 JACOB PHILLIPS to JNO RICKMAN. Rec. Oct. 8, 1804.
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.276)43

    Deed Book K, p.37-38, Sept. 5, 1803: JOHN COOPER (Spartanburgh) to JOHN CHAMPION, WM HESTER, NATHAN BYARS, and VARDRY CAMP, deacons of Church of Providence; for $5 sold 4 ac; plat attached. Witness ABISHA CAMP and JOSEPH CAMP. Signed JOHN COPPER. Wit. oath Mar. 25, 1805 ABISHA CAMP to WILLIAM LANCASTER. Rec. Mar. 25, 1803.
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.288)43

    Deed Book L, p.337, Dec. 9, 1807: JACOB CROCKER (Spartanburgh) to JOSEPH BYARS (same); for $300 sold 286 ac; border: Camp, Cherokee Cr, Watson, Markley, and Green's Cr. Witness: NATHAN BYARS and THOMAS BYARS. Signed: JACOB CROCKER. Wit. oath Aug. 27, 1808 THOMAS BYARS to JOHN LIPSCOMB. Rec. Oct 3, 1808.
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.377)43

    Deed Book O, p.247, Apr.3, 1815: DETITHY MERRIMAN (Bledso Co, Tenn) to BRIANT BONNER (Spartanburgh); for $100 sold 100 ac on Sarratt's Cr of Broad R; border: SILAS YARBOROUGH, NATHAN BYARS, path from NATHAN
    [I failed to copy the page that contains the last part of this deed abstract ... REMINDER: get a copy of page 508 of this source]
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.507)43

    Deed Book P, p.290-291, Nov. 19, 1813: WILLIAM MORRESS (Spartanburgh) to WILSON NESBETT (same); for $250 sold 573 ac in two parts -- (l) (ac omitted); border: TURNER and WILSON NESBETT (bought from JAMES HARRISON); part of grant to JOHN BOMAR; and (2) 79 ac; border; WILSON NESBETT (bought from JAMES HARRISON, WOFFORD, and TURNER; 23 ac excepted "where Spece's old line runs into (1)"; WILLIAM MORRESS is to return money if older grant takes the land in 10 years. Witness: WILLIAM CAMP JR and NATHAN BYARS. Signed: WILLIAM MORRISS. Wit. oath Jul. 28, 1813 WILLIAM CAMP JR to J CAMP. Rec. Jul. 23, 1817.
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.556)43

    Deed Book S, p.375, Jan. 14, 1824: JACOB CROCKER (Spartanburgh) to THOMAS THOMAS (same); for $50 sold 211 ac; border JAMES CROCKER and JEREMIAH MARTIN. Witness NATHAN BYARS and SHADRICK WEER. Signed: JACOB CROCKER. Wit. oath Jan. 14, 1824 NATHAN BYARS to JOSEPH CAMP. Rec. Aug. 2, 1824.
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.720)43

    Deed Book T, p.135, Oct. 24, 1825: THOMAS THOMAS and NATHAN BYARS to CABRED MCCRAW; for $131.25 sold 211 ac on waters of Island Cr of Pacolate R; except what is in BONNER's tract. Witness: JOHN MARTIN and STERLING GORDEN. Signed: THOMAS THOMAS and NATHAN BYARS. Wit. oath Oct. 24, 1824 JOHN MARTIN to J CAMP. Rec. Nov. 12, 1825. Dower renounced Oct. 31, 1825 NANCY THOMAS to GEO CAMP.
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.750)43

    [NOTE: I have only transcribed selected Byars related deeds from the Pruitt 1785-1827 book. The full list of Byars/Byers given names from the index is as follows: James, James Jr., James Sr., John, Jonas, Jonathan, Joseph, Joshua, Nathan, Robert, Thomas, and William]

    Deed Book U, 590, p.487-488, 7 Jan 1828: ASPASIO EARLE [ESPASIO EARLE in one ref.] (Rutherford County., N.C.) to ROBERT S. SCRUGGS JUNR. (Spartanburgh Dist), for $130 sold a certain tract of land in Spartanburgh dist on the head branches of Suck creek. Containing 300 acres more or less as will appear by patent, bearing date to SAML. EARLE 5 June 1786. Witness: NATHAN BYARS SR., CHARLES B. DURHAM. Signed: ASPASIO EARLE. Witness oath by NATHAN BYARS SR. 29 Sept 1828 to GEO. CAMP, J.Q. DOWER relinquished by POLLY (X) EARLE 21 Feb 1829 to WM. S. MORGAN, J.Q. Rec. 7 Mar 1831.
    (Source: Vehorn, Spartanburg District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1827-1839, p.127)57

    Deed Book V, 735, p.586, 19 Sept 1834: ANTHONY GILMORE (Ga.) do hereby appoint DANIEL GILMORE my lawful attorney to recover and receive from ELIJAH TURNER, Executor of the Estate of READICK ARNDEL late of Spartanburgh Dist. Decd. all my right, title and interest in the said Estate. Witness JOSEPH CAMP, NATHAN BYARS. Signed ANTHONY GILMORE. Witness oath by NATHAN BYARS 2 Jan 1836 to J. CAMP J.Q. Rec. 4 Jan 1836.
    (Source: Vehorn, Spartanburg District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1827-1839, p.315)57

    Deed Book W, 13, Page 236-238, 9 Nov 1836: MARY RICHARDS and sons NOAH RICHARDS, JAMES RICHARDS, JOSHUA RICHARDS, JOSEPH RICHARDS for $200 paid by the treasurer of the So. Ca. Manufacturing Company, do sell unto WM. WALKER, HUGH BAILY, S.N. EVINS, JNO. BOMAR JR., SIMPSON BOBO, President & Directors of said Co., all that tract of land on the waters of Thickaty. Border; CROCKER, MARKLEY, PRICE, BIV. Containing 269 acres more or less. Witness FREDERICK PRICE, WILLIS SMITH, E.S.E. CHAMBERS, DRURY BYARS. Signed: NOAH RICHARDS, JAMES RICHARDS, JOSHUA RICHARDS, JOSEPH RICHARDS, MARY (x) RICHARDS. Witness oath by WILLIS SMITH that he saw NOAH RICHARDS, JAMES RICHARDS, JOSHUA RICHARDS, and JOSEPH RICHARDS sign the deed. Given 10 Feb 1837 to J. CAMP J.Q. Witness oath by DRURY BYARS that he saw MARY RICHARDS execute the conveyance. Given 10 Feb 1837 to J. CAMP J.Q. Dower relinquished by HANNA (x) RICHARDS, ELIZABETH (x) RICHARDS & NANCY (x) RICHARDS, the wives of NOAH RICHARDS, JAMES RICHARDS, and JOSEPH RICHARDS, 10 Feb 1837 to JOSEPH CAMP J.Q. Rec. 4 Apr 1837.
    (Source: Vehorn, Spartanburg District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1827-1839, p.384)57

    Deed Book W, 18, Page 243-244, 26 Sept 1836: NATHAN BYARS (Spartanburgh Dist) in consideration of $109 paid by WILLIAM CLARK Agent for the So. Ca. M. Co. (same), have sold unto WILLIAM WALKER, SAMUEL N. EVINS, JOHN BOMAR JR., HUGH BAILY & SIMPSON BOBO, President and directors, a certain tract of land in said Dist. on the branches of Turners fork, of Thickaty Creek. Border: TURNER. By computation 96 acres more or less. Witness JOHN R. RICHARDS, JOHN BYARS. Signed NATHAN BYARS. Witness oath by JOHN R. RICHARDS 20 Nov 1836 to J. CAMP, J.Q. Dower relinquished by EMELIA (x) BYARS 6 Oct 1836 to JOSEPH CAMP, J.Q. Rec. 5 Apr 1837.
    (Source: Vehorn, Spartanburg District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1827-1839, p.384)57

    [NOTE: I have only transcribed selected Byars related deeds from the Vehorn 1827-1839 book. The full list of Byars/Byers given names from the index is as follows: Drury, Emelia, John, Joseph, Joshua, Nathan, Nathan Sen., Robert, Thomas, and Wm]

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    Nathan Byars, was born in Granville Co., NC sometime in 1749 and, according to his pension declaration, he had no proof of his birthdate except that his father told him that he was a small boy at Braddock's defeat.

    At the time of his entry into the service, he was a resident of Caswell County, NC and was drafted for a 3-months tour of duty, serving as a Private under Captain Cunningham and Captain Forbes (?) (Forker?) in the Regiment commanded by Col. Ramsey and Major Moore. He was drafted for two additional tours of duty and later volunteered for a three-months tour. He did not remember the dates of his services; however, his declaration for pension, indicated that he was in the service `at the time of the battle of Eutah Springs, Kings Mountain, and at the time of Gates' defeat', although he did not fight in any of those battles. During the various tours of duty, Private Byars was stationed principally at Hillsborough, and adjacent counties, and, during one tour, went out against the Indians' in the western part of the State. In support of his claim for pension, two of his neighbors, Rev. Drury Scruggs, and Jesse Scruggs, attached a statement supporting the facts given by the claimant, Nathan Byars.

    Sometime just prior to, or during the Revolution, Nathan Byars was married to Drucilla Harrelson, Drucilla Harrelson born 1750, in Hanover Co., VA, daughter of Burges Harrelson and Elizabeth Green. According to a Rutherford Co., NC book 25, page 174, Nathan was ordered by the court to pay Drucilla $50.00 cash. Thought to be a divorce. After the divorce of Nathan and Drucilla, in 1799, Drucilla went to live with her daughter Elizabeth Byars Watkins in or near McMinnvile, TN. She later went to live with her daughter Nancy Byars Walker. She lived there until her death in 1816. Nathan later married Delphy Logan on October 8, 1819, and at least one, and possibly more, children were born of this marriage. Delphy Logan was born about 1779, and was married to Nathan Byars on October 8, 1819 in Spartanburg District, S. C. by Rev. Joshua Richards.

    Nathan Byars purchased 200 acres of land from James Webb on April 10,1783, located on Main Broad River in Rutherford County, NC. A few years later in 1795, part of this land was sold to Williams Dobbins {special note not included in article - William Dobbins is the 4th great-grandfather of Cecil VanDyke}. Byars moved to that area now in Cherokee County, SC about 1822, and on April 5, 1826, received a South Carolina State grant for 394 acres of land, in Spartanburg District located on the headwaters of Island, Suck and Buck creeks, part of an original grant to James Steadman. This land included that tract that is now the Cowpens National Battleground. Part of this land was sold by Byars to James H. Ezell on November 16, 1840, and on January 6, 1886, James Ezell sold part of th land, but reserved one acre, where the Cowpens Battleground monument now stands, as belonging to the Washington Light Infantry Company of Charleston, S.C. The federal government later erected the present monument on the site.

    Nathan Byars died August 18th, 1846, at the age of 97 years, and his grave is located about 1/2 mile from the battleground monument, about 11 miles west of Gaffney, Cherokee County, SC.

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    1778--22 May: took loyalty oath in Granville Co. NC along with Nathan Byars. Source: The NC State Records, Vol 22, p 174, "Persons of Island Creek District." (Nathan Byars was a Rev. War patriot, b 1749 in Granville Co., NC, died 1846 in Spartanburg Co SC. Nathan had land where the National Cowpens Battle Ground is in Cherokee Co. SC. To the writer's knowledge, the descendants of Nathan have not found his parents as of 1999.)

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    Military:
    At the time of his entry into the service, he was a resident of Caswell County, NC and was drafted for a 3-months tour of duty, serving as a Private under Captain Cunningham and Captain Forbes (?) (Forker?) in the Regiment commanded by Col. Ramsey and Major Moore.

    He was drafted for two additional tours of duty and later volunteered for a three-months tour.

    He did not remember the dates of his services; however, his declaration for pension, indicated that he was in the service `at the time of the battle of Eutah Springs, Kings Mountain, and at the time of Gates' defeat', although he did not fight in any of those battles.

    During the various tours of duty, Private Byars was stationed principally at Hillsborough, and adjacent counties, and, during one tour, went out against the Indians' in the western part of the State. In support of his claim for pension, two of his neighbors, Rev. Drury Scruggs, and Jesse Scruggs, attached a statement supporting the facts given by the claimant, Nathan Byars.

    Nathan married Drucilla Harrelson (Orange County, North Carolina); divorced 24 Nov 1808, (Rutherford County, North Carolina). Drucilla (daughter of Burgess Harrelson and Elizabeth Gaines) was born 0___ 1744, (New Hanover County, North Carolina); died 0___ 1816. [Group Sheet]


  18. 193.  Drucilla Harrelson was born 0___ 1744, (New Hanover County, North Carolina) (daughter of Burgess Harrelson and Elizabeth Gaines); died 0___ 1816.
    Children:
    1. George Byars was born 1773, (Caswell County, North Carolina).
    2. Martha Druscilla Byars was born 31 Dec 1774, Granville County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1822, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. Elizabeth Byars was born 1 Jan 1775, (Caswell County, North Carolina); died (Warren County, Tennessee).
    4. Nancy Byars was born 0___ 1776, Commonwealth of Virginia; died 0___ 1860, Marion County, Alabama; was buried Goodwater Cemetery, East Winfield, Marion County, Alabama.
    5. Nathan Byars, Jr. was born 0___ 1776, (Caswell County) North Carolina; died 0___ 1860, (Lawrence County) Alabama; was buried Bald Knob Cemetery, Five Points, Lawrence County, Alabama.
    6. John Byars, Sr. was born 0___ 1777, Caswell County, North Carolina; died 13 Apr 1852, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; was buried Union Hill Cemetery, Homewood, Jefferson County, Alabama.
    7. Mary Margaret Byars was born 0___ 1778, Virginia; was buried Anthony Family Cemetery, Fayette County, Alabama.
    8. 96. Burgess Harrelson "Harrel" Byars was born 0___ 1779, Buncombe County, North Carolina; died 13 Feb 1874, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Byars Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    9. Robert Byas was born 0Mar 1785, Rutherford County, North Carolina.
    10. Andrew (Drury) Byars was born 0___ 1786, Rutherford County, North Carolina; died 1 May 1845, (Bedford County, Tennessee).

  19. 194.  Joseph Gill, Jr. was born ~ 1750, (Chesterfield County, Virginia); died Bef 1795, Rowan County, North Carolina; was buried Bef 1795, Rowan County, North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot

    Notes:

    -----Original Message-----
    From: info
    To: BThomas859
    Sent: Mon, Apr 15, 2013 10:08 am
    Subject: GILL Genealogy

    Hello Becky.

    Writing in hopes you can help me identify my ancestor, Joseph Gill:

    Do you know this person?

    Thank you,

    David,

    This appears to be my information alright.....but, I have nothing more on Joseph at the present except that he was a Jr. and they probably did come out of Chesterfield Co., VA. Wish I had more to offer. Becky

    Becky bthomas859@aol.com

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    16 Dec 2007:

    Key GILL researcher is Becky Gill Thomas, bthomas859@aol.com

    17 Jul 2007

    http://www.mindspring.com/~baumbach/1767tax01.htm

    Granville County North Carolina, Tax List of Philip Pryor 1767

    List continued Whites Blacks Total

    William Gill Joseph Gill Jonathan Crash Joshua Nunn
    Negroes Peter, Sam, Men, Kate, Linder Women 4 [crease] 8

    Note. This Joseph GILL apparently pre-dates our Joseph GILL given the dates. Could this be his father? DAH

    3 Jul 2007

    http://sciway3.net/clark/gill/ncjoseph.html

    Joseph Gill b. abt. 1750 died in Rowan Co., NC before 1794/95. (Byars line thinks Joseph's wife was "Sarah")

    Known children: (could be others)

    Henry Gill b. 1780-1790 (known son, Samuel, b.1808)
    John Gill b. 1780-1790
    William Gill b. 1780-1790
    Jane "Jennie" Gill b. 1780-1790, married Harrelson/Harrel Byars/Byers Copyright

    Copyright ©2004, Becky Gill Thomas. These documents may be freely used for private purposes, and included in your own genealogy. Please give credit, and please retain all caveats! However, this document is copyrighted and may not be sold, nor given to anyone who may attempt to derive profit from same.
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    Abstracted from Tennessee State Library and Archives Microfilm Legislative Petitions 1812-1813, Roll No. 4.

    29-3-1813 Petition of citizens living in the extreem NE corner of Warren Co who ask to have elections for their end of the county held at George Cain/Pain's on Pine Creek...they are thirty miles of more from the court house and may find it impossible to attend elections.

    Signed by: 13 July 1813 (3 pages)


    ... Watson Cantrell
    Richard Cantrell
    Abraham Cantrell
    Abraham Cantrell, Jr.
    Tilmon Potter
    William Mullican
    John Mullican
    William Mulican, Jr.
    Joseph Gill
    Sampson Cantrell
    Nathan Byers

    Found in WCGA, Volume II, No. 2. Summer of '93.
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    Revolutionary War Patriot
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    3 May 2007

    http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?jennie::gill::2883.html

    Home: Surnames: Gill Family Genealogy Forum


    GILL - VA/NC orSC/TN
    Posted by: Becky Gill Thomas; BThomas859@aol.com
    (ID *****7314) Date: August 08, 2002 at 21:06:59
    of 3841


    I posted this on rootsweb today and am posting here too:

    I need info and I mean ANY INFORMATION you may run across on HENRY GILL b. 1780-1785. I have a copy of a sale of partial land grant where Henry bought 20 acres from John White, possibly from NC. The sale was dated 1818 in Knoxville, TN. Grant was signed by then TN Governor Joseph McMinn. The 20 acres was located in Warren Co., TN. It is believed Henry was the son of JOSEPH GILL, b. mid 1700s (and maybe Sarah)but I have nothing on either. Joseph born VA and died NC.

    In 1830 Henry was listed in McMinn Co., TN census.

    In 1840 Henry was listed in White Co., TN and in 1841 he sold household goods (including beds,bed tables, etc) to settle a debt. I lose him after this.

    Henry has son SAMUEL who is my g/g/grndfather/ SAMUEL born about 1808 and listed

    1830 McMinn Co., TN
    1840 White Co., TN
    1850 Bledsoe Co., TN I believe he died betw. 1850-1860 as Malinda Davis whom he married July 12, 1838 in White Co., TN is listed in the 1860 Bledsoe Co., TN census without him.

    These families lived in/around White, Warren, Cumberland, Smith, Putnam, VanBuren, Brandley and Hamilton Cos. TN
    HENRY'S SIBLINGS include William, James, Jane/Jennie. She married Harrel Byars of Buncombe Co., NC and they removed and died in McMinnville, Warren Co., TN. There may be more siblings I do not have.

    I believe this line connects with Chesterfield Co., VA family and have some leads in Rutherford, Granville, Franklin Cos., NC. JOSEPH according to LDS was buried in ROWAN Co., NC maybe before 1795 but it is LDS info.

    Other connections include McJunkin and Carr/Kerr names. I have be searching this line since 1982 and hope you have run across something that may help.

    Thanks! Becky


    http://genforum.genealogy.com/gill/messages/2883.html

    20 Sep 2009:

    http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/burke/census/morgandis.txt

    This census is from Microcopy No. T-498 Roll 2

    "Gill, Joseph 1,0,1,0,6"

    1790 Census North Carolina
    Rutherford County Morgan District

    1 of 1st # free white males 16 year upwards and head of families
    0 of 2nd # free white males under 16 years
    1 of 3rd # free white females and head of families
    0 of 4th # all other free persons
    6 of 5th # slaves

    Where are his children? Or is this a different Joseph Gill...DAH

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    15 Apr 2013: Elizabeth E. Chain, Ph.D.

    Hello Elizabeth.

    Writing in hopes you can help me identify my ancestor, Joseph Gill:

    Do you know this person?

    Thank you,

    David Hennessee
    800.327.3380 Voice
    866.746.3813 Fax

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    Joseph — Sarah LNU. [Group Sheet]


  20. 195.  Sarah LNU
    Children:
    1. 97. Jane "Jennie" Gill was born 0___ 1785, Rowan County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1867, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Byars Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. Henry Gill was born 1780-1785, (Rowan County, North Carolina); died Bef 1850, (Bledsoe County, Tennessee).
    3. John Gill was born 1780-1790, (Rowan County, North Carolina).
    4. William Gill was born 1780-1790, (Rowan County, North Carolina).

  21. 196.  George Magness was born 0___ 1768, Lincoln County, North Carolina (son of Peregrine Magness, Jr. and Mary Naylor); died 0___ 1817, Orange County, Indiana.

    Other Events:

    • Residence: 0___ 1800, Warren County, Kentucky

    Notes:

    Monograph by Thomas G. Webb, October 22, 1981:

    GEORGE MAGNESS AND POLLY DURHAM

    George Magness was born about 1768 in North Carolina, probably in the year that his parents moved to Lincoln (now Cleveland) County, North Carolina. He was the son of Perrigreen Magness and his wife Mary. In a family of nine or more childrem, George was apparently the youngest son. Perhaps he had less work to do than the older boys, perhaps he was catered to and spoiled. Whatever the reason, George was wild. Before he was twenty years old,he was in trouble with the courts, and in 1794, he got in real trouble. In April of that year he was found guilty of petty larceny, his motion for appeal was overruled, and the court ordered "that George Magness receive ten lashes on his Bare Back well laid on by the Sheriff Between the hours of twelve & one o'clock this day at the public whiping post...". Following this, George's oldest brother William (a man of considerable property) and Mark Bird made bond of 500 pounds each for George's good behavior for a year and a day.
    Within six months, however, there was more trouble, and in October, 1794, George's brother John (Jonathan) made a 200 pound bond to indemnify the county from the maintenance of George's base born child born of Polly Durham.

    On May 20, 1795, George Magness sold to William Earles 50 acres on Hickory Creek, which the State of North Carolina had granted him two years earlier. He was thus left with no property to pay court costs or to make bond, he was held in jail from 26 June 1795 to 16 September 1795. He was released after being tried and found not guilty.

    George seems at this time to have settled down to some degree, and apparently he married Polly Durham shortly after his release from jail. Polly was the daughter of Achilles Durham and his wife Mary Cates, and was a source of much grief to them. Polly's parents were dedicated church members, and her behavior disppointed them greatly. However, her family stuck by her, especially her sister Sarah, who married Abraham Cantrell. George Magness, however, did not stick by her. Their first child, Sarah (Sally), was born in 1794, before they married. Their second child, Perry Green Magness, was born May 23, 1796, apparently after they married. Perry Green Magness eventually was able to establish himself as "the son and only heir-at-law of George Magness". However, this was accomplished only with considerable difficulty after eight
    years of litigation. Sally was not considerated an heir because illigetimate children were prevented by law from sharing their parents' estates.

    George Magness apparently did not live with Polly long after their son was born; by 1800 George was in Warren County, Kentucky, where he was an executor of his father's will. George himself died sometime between 1800 and 1816, but just when, where or under what circumstances is not known. Polly was left in Carolina with two children and little else. She apparently made her home with or near her sister Sarah and Sarah's husband Abraham Cantrell and moved with them about 1808 to Warren (now DeKalb) County, Tennessee. About 1827 Polly married a widower, Benjamin Cantrell, an uncle of Abraham. She died a few years later, between 1830 and 1840. The two children of George Magness and Mary (Polly) Durham were:

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    Excerpted from "Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Session:1799-1803 of Burke County,NC", complied by Daniel D. Swink, 1988, p. 31:

    "October Session, 1799

    James McEntire came into open court and made oath in due form of law that the accomps. exhibited abt the following persons for maintainance in jail as annexed to their respective names were just and true and that he had not received them or any of them of any part thereof & believes them to be insolvent, to wit, George Magness L8.5.4., et. al.".

    _____

    George Magness was born about 1768 in Tryon County, North Carolina, and died between 1800 and 1816, possibly in Kentucky. George, like some of his brothers, was in various legal difficulties. as with Zachariah and Robert, the court records are not complete, but they furnish enough information to give us a general idea of what was taking place. George made his appearance in court when he was still young; in July 1785 he was about 17 when Benjamin Rice and Benjamin Magness made a 200 pound bond that George would appear in Morgan District Superior Court of Law and Equity on 1 September 1785. On September 7, 1792, George and his brother Robert appeared in the same court to give testimony in a case.

    In April 1794 George had not one but two cases of his own. One was in the Rutherford County, North Carolina , Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, where the trial docket showed Polly Durham vs. George Magness, but the case was dismissed. The same docket showed Polly Durham vs. Joseph Magness for slander, but that case was not prosecuted. Just as swell that these were dismissed, as George had big trouble in the Lincoln County, North Carolina, Court of Pleas and Quarter SEssions.

    In the April 1794 Session he was found guilty of petty larceny and ordered to “receive ten lashes on his Bare Back well laid on by the Sheriff Between the hours of twelve and one o’clock this Day at the public whipping post.” This should have tamed him somewhat, but he already had more trouble underway back in Rutheford County. Polly Durham, whose case was dismissed in April, by October 1794 had been delivered of a "base born child." George was evidently the father, as his brother John Magness made 200 pound bond on behalf of George Magness to indemnify the county from having to maintain the child. (This child was Sarah Magness, Born 1794, who later married William Hicks and lived in Tennessee.)

    Still more trouble lay ahead for George. In 1795 he was tried in the Morgan District Superior Court in Burke County, North Carolina, on an accusation of horse stealing, but found not guilty. He was nevertheless charged with the court costs and held in jail from June 26, 1795, to September 16, 1795, when a hearing was held at which George declared that he had no "property or money to pay and satisfy the costs, saving the clothes and apparel which eh commonly wears." (One of the witnesses called was Abraham Collins, the same man who was administrator of the James Magness estate in 1783.) Apparently George was released from jail on or about September 16, 1795, and almost exactly nine months later, on May 23, 1796, a son named Perry Green Magness was born to him and Polly Durham. Though no record has been found, we assume that George Magness and Polly Durham were married, as in 1824 Perry Green Magness was declared in court to be "the son and only heir at law of George Magness." Under the North Carolina law, only children of a legal marriage could inherit where there was no will. George’s daughter Sarah, having already been declared base born by the October 1794 court, had no right of inheritance.

    Probably neither Polly nor her two children were concerned at this point with rights of inheritance; they were simply trying to survive. George owned no property; he had acquired 50 acres in 1793, but had to sell it in 1795. (39) He was no provider, and evidently he and Polly did not live together long. There were no more children, and she probably returned to her family. George’s name appears in the Burke County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for October 1799, when he was listed as owing more than 8 pounds for his maintenance in jail. Whether this was the old debt from his 1795 stay or a debt from a more recent time is not clear, but he was believed to be insolvent. Probably in 1799 George joined his father in Warren County, Kentucky. Peregrine’s will, proved in July 1800, names George and his brother Joseph as executors. No further record of George Magness has been found. He was dead by 1816, but we know no more. In all the years of litigation over the William Magness estate, the only mention is of "George Magness deceased"; no record is found of when or where he died.

    George’s two children went with their mother to her family; they probably lived with or near their mother’s sister Sarah Durham and her husband Abraham Cantrell, and moved with them about 1809 to Warren (now DeKalb) County, Tennessee. Perry Green Magness married Mary Cantrell early in 1815; in 1816 he got the news of the death of William Magness. Perry Green apparently never went to North Carolina himself to see about his uncle William’s estate, but he made at least three different powers of attorney regarding it. The first two are recorded in Lincoln County, NC, Deed book 28, pages 37 and 686. He made one on 4 September 1816 in Warren County, Tennessee, giving power of attorney to Francis Alexander. The following year Perry Green had moved to Orange County, Indiana, where he lived for a year or more before moving back to Warren County, Tennessee. On May 24, 1817, (he had his 21st birthday on May 23) in Orange County, Indiana, Perrygreen Magness "son of George Magness Dec’d" gave power of attorney to Berryman Hicks of Rutherford County, North Carolina. (Berryman Hicks was married to Elizabeth Durham, sister of Perry Green’s mother.) A third power of attorney was recorded in Rutherford County, NC Deed Book 34, page 135, and is even more specific as to his relation to George Magness. It was made 4 December 1817 in Orange County, Indiana, by Perrygreen Magness, "son and lawful heir of George Magness, decd.," and gives authority to Berryman Hicks.

    Berryman Hicks had difficulty establishing Perry green as George’s legal heir. Perry Green never claimed to be George’s only child; he did claim to be his only legal heir. The Execution Docket of the Superior Court of Law and Equity in Lincoln County, North Carolina, shows that in October 1818 the heirs of William Magness petitioned for a division of the real estate. No division was made, however, and in October 1824 the case of Heirs of Wm. Magness vs. Perrigrene magness was brought to a jury, which found “that the said Perregrine Magness is the son and only heir at law of George Magness dec’d, a brother to Wm. Magness dec’d.” The real estate was ordered to be devided into seven parts, of which Perry Green Magness would receive one.

    Actually the seventh part went to Berryman Hicks, who had agreed to pay Perry Green Magness $1500 for Perry Green’s share of the estate if Berryman Hicks succeeded in establishing Perry Green’s claim. Difficulties must have arisen over that after Berryman Hicks died about 1842. In the North Carolina Archives, the Cleveland County Miscellaneous Files contain the suit of Hazael Hicks, admr. of Berryman Hicks, vs. John Roberts, admr. of William Magness. Within this suit is a deposition of Perry G. Magness, aged about 48 years, at Smithville, DeKalb Co., Tennessee 27 May 1844, stating that “I did transfer my interest in the estate of my uncle Wm. Magness deceased to the said Berryman Hicks about the year 1817 or 1818. We came to a settlement about the year 1825.” A second deposition was made by Perry G. Magness, aged about 51 years at Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee, on 17 July 1847, stating "I did sell and transfer my interest in said estate to Berryman Hicks for fifteen hundred dollars, provided he established my heirship in said estate."

    With the $1500 , which was a considerable sum at the time, Perry Green Magness bought land and made investments and became a merchant. his sons and grandsons became merchants and bankers, and many of them prospered greatly. Whether Perry Green’s sister was given any of the money is not known; it is known that she was provided for in her old age by her brother Perry Green. Their mother Polly Durham magness, married in Warren County, Tennessee, about 1827 Benjamin Cantrell She died a few years later, between 1830 and 1840. The two children of George Magness and Polly Durham both lived in Warren and DeKalb Counties, Tennessee.

    I.

    In 1772, when the state line was surveyed between North and South Carolina, much of what was thought to have been Tryon County was found to be in South Carolina. So the original Tryon County included all or part of a number of South Carolina Counties including present day York, Cherokee, and Spartanburg Counties. In 1779 what remained of Tryon County in North Carolina was abolished and split into Lincoln and Rutherford Counties. In 1841 Cleveland County was formed from parts of Lincoln and Rutherford Counties. And in 1846 Gaston County was formed from Lincoln County.

    Birth:
    formerly Tryon County, North Carolina. The county seat, finally designated in 1774, was located eight miles southwest of the present-day community of Lincolnton , in Lincoln County, North Carolina.

    In 1772, when the state line was surveyed between North and South Carolina, much of what was thought to have been Tryon County was found to be in South Carolina. So the original Tryon County included all or part of a number of South Carolina Counties including present day York, Cherokee, and Spartanburg Counties. In 1779 what remained of Tryon County in North Carolina was abolished and split into Lincoln and Rutherford Counties. In 1841 Cleveland County was formed from parts of Lincoln and Rutherford Counties. And in 1846 Gaston County was formed from Lincoln County.

    George married Mary "Polly" Durham 0Oct 1794, Lincoln County, North Carolina. Mary (daughter of Achilles Durham and Mary Unica 'Unicy' Cate) was born ~ 1776, North Carolina; died 0___ 1840, DeKalb County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  22. 197.  Mary "Polly" Durham was born ~ 1776, North Carolina (daughter of Achilles Durham and Mary Unica 'Unicy' Cate); died 0___ 1840, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. Sarah G. "Sally" Magness was born 0Sep 1794, Rutherford County, North Carolina; died 1880-1890, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Towee Falls Baptist Church Cemetery, Tellico Plains, Monroe County, Tennessee.
    2. 98. Perry Green "Old Grandsir" Magness was born 23 May 1796, Rutherford County, North Carolina; died 1 Mar 1884, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Martin Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

  23. 198.  Richard Cantrell was born 10 Mar 1771, (Orange County) North Carolina (son of Abraham Cantrell and Matilda Watson); died 0___ 1830, Franklin County, Illinois.

    Notes:

    Moved to Warren County, Tennessee about 1815-16.
    Smith County Deed Book "B" (1801-1807), p. 13:
    Cantrell, Richard (from) Benjamin Bridges,drawn 4/16/1806,recorded 11/26/1806,
    100 acres Waters Smiths Fork, North Side...
    Member of the Old Bildad Primitive Baptist Church.

    Richard married Constance "Polly" Bethel 18 Feb 1794, Spartanburg County, South Carolina. Constance (daughter of Sampson Bethell and Mary Cantrell) was born 22 Oct 1776, North Carolina; died 0___ 1848, Franklin County, Illinois. [Group Sheet]


  24. 199.  Constance "Polly" Bethel was born 22 Oct 1776, North Carolina (daughter of Sampson Bethell and Mary Cantrell); died 0___ 1848, Franklin County, Illinois.

    Notes:

    Cantrell & Tilman Bethel were probably her brothers...DAH.

    Birth:
    Guilford or Rockingham Co.

    Children:
    1. Sampson Cantrell was born 18 Feb 1795, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    2. Larkin Cantrell was born 18 Feb 1797, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    3. 99. Mary "Polly" Cantrell was born 20 Jul 1799, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 3 Jan 1863, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Martin Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    4. Isaac Cantrell was born 27 Sep 1802, Smith County, Tennessee.
    5. Anna Cantrell was born 20 Oct 1804, Smith County, Tennessee.
    6. Bethel Cantrell was born 21 Jan 1807, Smith County, Tennessee; died 3 Jan 1858, Franklin County, Illinois.
    7. Elizabeth Cantrell was born 8 May 1809, South Carolina.
    8. Sarah Watson Cantrell was born 21 Apr 1811, Warren County, Tennessee; died 28 Jun 1873, (Hamilton, Ilinois); was buried Hamilton, Ilinois.
    9. Jane Cantrell was born 21 Apr 1811, South Carolina.
    10. Irena Cantrell was born 27 Dec 1813, South Carolina.
    11. Tilman Bethel Cantrell was born 7 Jan 1815, Warren County, Tennessee; died 14 May 1873.
    12. Jonathan Lomax Cantrell was born April 1819, Franklin County, Illinois.
    13. Narcissa W. Cantrell was born 18 Oct 1823, Franklin County, Illinois; died 14 Oct 1881, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Evans Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

  25. 200.  Ephraim Potter was born 0___ 1744, Mayo, Spartanburg County, South Carolina (son of Ephraim Potter and Sarah Woodmansee); died 0___ 1806, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot

    Notes:

    A Revolutionary War Patriot...

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    16 Dec 2007

    http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?tilman::potter::3480.html

    Re: POTTER,Kizziah TN 1836 m.James W Amos AL

    Posted by: Jaime Teas Dilger, jtdilger@sbcglobal.net

    Date: August 22, 2001 at 04:29:48
    In Reply to: POTTER,Kizziah TN 1836 m.James W Amos AL by Ellie of 6120

    I don't know if this is your Kezziah Potter, but this is what I have. If you want more info about Kezziah's siblings, etc. email me at Jaimed1211@aol.com

    First Generation
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    1 Kizziah "Kizey" Potter. Born 22 Apr 1839 in Sink Creek, Warren (now DeKalb Co.), Tennessee. Died
    in DeKalb Co., Tennessee. Buried in Potter Cemetery, DeKalb Co., Tennessee. She married Lemuel
    Bethel "Lem" Givans, 4 Mar 1857 in Dekalb Co., Tennessee.


    Second Generation
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    2 Tilman Potter. Born 1792 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Died 9 May 1841 in DeKalb Co, Tennessee.
    Buried 1841 in Tilman Potter Cemetery, DeKalb Co., Tennessee.

    Tilmon, with his wife Elizabeth, her brother Watson, her half brothers, Abraham and Richard Cantrell
    all moved to Tennessee in the early 1800's and settled on Sink Creek in DaKalb and Warren Counties.

    From: Genealogy.com: Family Archive Image
    Family Records 331
    Potter
    Tillman Potter was born in South Carolina, and married there; moved to White and Warren
    Counties, Tennessee. He settled at Seven Springs with the Cantrell Family. He married Elizabeth
    Cantrell before leaving South Carolina. Among their children was a son Watson Potter.

    He married Hannah Watkins, 21 Dec 1837 in DeKalb Co., Tennessee.

    3 Hannah Watkins. Born 15 Jul 1796 in Rutherford Co., North Carolina. Died 10 Aug 1867 in DeKalb
    Co., Tennessee. Buried Aug 1867 in Potter-Cantrell Cemetery, Sink Creek, DeKalb Co., TN.

    her first husband, Julius Webb, died in 1834


    Third Generation
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    4 Ephraim Potter. Born About 1745/1755 in Mayo, Spartanburg Co., South Carolina. Died 1847 in
    Spartanburg, South Carolina.

    Ephraim Potter, Sr.'s residence was one-half mile north of the intersection of Green River Road (Hwy
    110) leading to Macedonia Church of the North and to Pacolet River Crossing near Converse Mills on
    the South County Roads 31 and 38 today, and one mile east of Cowpens, South Carolina.

    Ephraim was a private in the 2nd South Carolina Regiment of the Continental Line commanded by Lt.
    Col. Francis " Swamp Fox" Marion during the Revolutionary War. It is published that he drew 46
    pounds 13 3/4 d for arrears of pay as a soldier on June 11, 1786. He fought in the Battle of Eutaw
    Springs on September 8th, 1781. His commanding officer Col. Marion who commanded the 2nd
    Company from September 16th, 1776 until August, 1782 received commendation from the South
    Carolina Legislators for the victory at Eutaw Springs. He served under other commanders too such as
    Joseph Warley who commanded the 2nd Company in 1783.

    Ephraim Potter is listed as a member of Buck Creek Church (Piedmont Historical Society, publishers
    of The Quarterly, Upper South Carolina Genealogy and History; Goucher Baptist Church Minutes,
    Union County (now Cherokee County, SC) Vol IX, No. 3. October 1995 Quarterly)

    "Claims of South Carolina in Volume Y-Z, page 188. Stub entries No. 1311 - issue June 11, 1786 to
    Ephraim Potter, Book Y for a private soldier in the South Carolina Continental Line as Account,
    audited, Principal 46 Pounds, 13 Shillings, and 4 Pence sterling - Interest 3. 5. 4. Also given to
    Ephraim Potter, Sr. a tract of land containing 200 acres surveyed for him on January 26, 1789 and
    situated on the branches of the Thickety Creek and Pacolet River.

    Listed in the 1830 South Carolina Census:
    Potter, Ephraim County: Spartanburg Co. State: SC Page: 250 Township: Spartanburg District
    Record Type: Federal Population Schedule Database SC 1830 Federal Census Index

    He married Sarah Corey, in Spartanburg Co., South Carolina.

    5 Sarah Corey. Born About 1750 in South Carolina.

    6 Daniel Watkins.




    Abstracted 28 May 2006:

    http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?ephraim::potter::3243.html

    POTTERS MIGRATING SOUTHWARD
    Posted by: Thomas K. Potter, Jr. Date: July 04, 2001 at 14:28:36
    of 5775

    SEARCHING FOR:

    (1) antecedents & descendants of NICHOLAS POTTER (1604-1677) of Salem, MA who migrated 1635 to MD;

    (2) antecedents & descendants of [a] THOMAS POTTER (1630-1703; m. Anna UNKNOWN) of Burlington & Monmouth, NJ & his 4th son, [b] EPHRAIM POTTER (1666-1717; m. Sarah Brown in PA); also [c] EPHRAIM POTTER (?-1775; m. Sarah UNKNOWN) of Orange Co., NC; also [d] EPHRAIM POTTER (1744-1806; m. Sarah Corry) of Granville Co., NC and his son, RUFUS EPHRAIM POTTER (1781-1848; m. Sarah Turner) of Spartanburg Co., SC; also relationship, if any, between [b-c-d];

    (3) antecedents of TILLMAN POTTER (1792-1841) & EPHRAIM POTTER (1744-1806) of Spartanburg Co. NC;

    (4) antecedents & children of THOMAS POTTER of the 96 District, Pendelton & Rutherford Cos., SC c. 1780-1800;

    (5) connections, if any, of POTTER family in New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, c. 1630 - 1780:

    NEW JERSEY - (c. 1630-1700) - Burlington & Monmouth Cos. - Ephraim & Thomas;

    MARYLAND - (1720 & before) - Somerset Co. - Andrew, Henry, Thomas & William;

    VIRGINIA - (c. 1630 - 1730) - Accomack, Augusta, Henrico, Louisa, Northampton, Orange, Surry, Westmoreland & York Cos. - Abraham, Edward, Francis, Gordon, James, John, Nathaniel, Roger, Samuel, Thomas & William;

    NORTH CAROLINA - (c. 1640-1800) - Brunswick, Craven, Dobbs, Edgecombe, Granville, Guilford, Hyde, Mecklenburg, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, New Hanover & Orange Cos. - Abraham, Daniel, Edward, Ephraim, Francis, Gordon, Jacob, James, John, Lewis, Michael, Miles, Robert, Samuel, Thomas, Stephen & William;

    SOUTH CAROLINA - (c.1740 - 1805) - 96 District & Lincoln, Laurens, Orange, Pendleton, Rutherford, Spartanburg & Union Cos. - Abraham, Adam, Daniel, Edward, Ephraim, Henry, Isaac, John, Joseph, Miles, Robert, Thomas & William.


    Note: Appears to be conflicting reports of Tilman's father...DAH

    Re: Info. on Thomas Potter, b.1746,d.in KY
    Posted by: John Shelton Date: April 28, 1999 at 17:26:11
    In Reply to: Info. on Thomas Potter, b.1746,d.in KY by Freda Flint of 5775


    Hi Freda,
    I seen your post and was wondering if your Thomas Potter happened to marry a woman named Sarah (UNKNOWN)??? I would also like to know if he happened to have a child by the name of Til(l)man Potter born 1790 in South Carolina???

    I ask this because my Tilman Potter's parents are a Thomas Potter who married Sarah (UNKNOWN) and that's all I know of them.

    Any help greatly appreciated,
    Thank you,
    John Shelton

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    Posted By: Barbara L Kirkland
    Email: blkirkland@prodigy.net
    Subject: Re: POTTER SC > TX
    Post Date: July 16, 1998 at 20:12:03
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/potter/messages/138.html
    Forum: Potter Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/potter/


    According to the Potter Book by Charles Potter, our Richard Potter was the son of Rufus Ephraim Potter, who was the son of Ephraim POTTER b ca 1745 and Sarah CORRY or COREY born ca 1750 both SC. They had Tillman b ca 1768 and Rufus Ephraim b ca 1770 and possibly daughters. Rufus Ephraim Potter married Sallie Turner b Sc ca 1770 dtr of George Turner. They were parents of James b ca 1790 died 1847 and married Marsha (?); John; William E; Richard b ca 1800 married Nancy Dobbins and moved to Texas; Abner, Robert - went West; Tillman and Cynthia (Sis) who married Joseph Hodge.
    Ephraim Potter (Sr) was in the Rev. War. ' issued 11 June 1786 to Ephraim Potter for 46 pounds 13 3/4 d for arrears of pay as private soldier in the South Carolina Continental Line.

    James Potter, bro of our Richard; died ca 15 Nov/Sept 1848 in Spartanburg SC. - Estate Papers File 296 Spartanburg Co., SC. Children were: Cynthia "Sis" m John Hodge; Perry, Elizabeth, Arvilla; Martha Jane; John R; and Sibbon.

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    Notes for EPHRAIM POTTER:

    Ephraim Potter was a private in the 2nd South Carolina Regiment of the Continental Line commanded by Lt. Col. Francis "Swamp Fox" Marion during the Revolutionary War. He fought in the Battle of Eutaw Springs on September 8, 1781. His commanding officer, Col. Francis Marion, commanded the 2nd Company from September 16, 1776 until August 1782 and received commendation from the South Carolina Legislators for the victory at Eutaw Springs. Ephraim served under other commanders including Joseph Warley commander of the 2nd Company in 1783. Ephraim Potter drew 46 pounds 13 3/4 d for arrears of pay as a soldier on June 11, 1786.

    "Claims of South Carolina in Volume Y-Z, page 188. Stub entries No. 1311 - issue June 11, 1786 to Ephraim Potter, Book Y for a private soldier in the South Carolina Continental Line as Account, audited, Principal 46 Pounds, 13 Shillings, and 4 Pence sterling - Interest 3. 5. 4. Also given to Ephraim Potter, Sr. a tract of land containing 200 acres surveyed for him on January 26, 1789 and situated on the branches of the Thickety Creek and Pacolet River.

    Ephraim Potter married Sarah Corey, in Spartanburg Co., South Carolina.

    Ephraim Potter is listed as a member of Buck Creek Church (Piedmont Historical Society, publishers of The Quarterly, Upper South Carolina Genealogy and History; Goucher Baptist Church Minutes, Union County (now Cherokee County, SC) Vol IX, No. 3. October 1995 Quarterly).

    Ephraim Potter's residence was located one-half mile north of the intersection of Green River Road (Hwy 110) leading to Macedonia Church on the North and to Pacolet River Crossing near Converse Mills on the South County Roads 31 and 38 today, and one mile east of Cowpens, South Carolina.

    Census:
    1830 Spartanburg Co. South Carolina, Spartanburg District , page 250. Listed as "Ephraim Potter"

    Research on Ephraim Potter by Jamie Teas Dilger. ... http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/a/y/Lyndall-J-Mayes/BOOK-0001/0018-0001.html

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    Some Descendants of Ephraim Potter by James Bryan Teas...

    http://tngenweb.org/dekalb/fam_hist/potter.htm

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    Ephraim married Sarah Corey 0___ 1777, Granville County, North Carolina. Sarah was born ~ 1750, (Spartanburg County) South Carolina; died 0___ 1830, (Spartanburg County, South Carolina). [Group Sheet]


  26. 201.  Sarah Corey was born ~ 1750, (Spartanburg County) South Carolina; died 0___ 1830, (Spartanburg County, South Carolina).

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Sarah Corry

    Children:
    1. 100. Tilman Potter was born 0___ 1792, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 9 May 1841, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Tilman Potter Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

  27. 202.  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
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    Descendants of Abraham Cantrell, Capt.

    Generation No. 1

    1. Abraham5 Cantrell, Capt. (John4, Joseph3, Richard2 Cantrill, ???1) was born Abt. 1744 in Christiana Hundred,nr Wilmington, New Castle Co, PA (now Del.), and died Abt. 1814 in Prob Spartanburg Co, SC. He married (1) ??? ??? Bet. 1769 - 1770 in prob Orange Co, NC. She was born in prob Orange Co, NC, and died Abt. 1782. He married (2) Lucy Watson Abt. 1787. She was born Abt. 1744.

    Notes for Abraham Cantrell, Capt.:
    per: #4 Cantrill-Cantrell Genealogy by Christie 1938 pages 8 & 9; DAR #608378; Tennessee Cousins by Worth S. Ray 1966 p 548 (Fayetteville, AR library).

    Abraham Cantrell was born New Castle County, Pennsylvania (now Wilmington, Delaware). He moved to Rockingham County, North Carolina as a small child with his parents. He moved later to South Carolina and died there shortly after his father leaving to will recorded. About the same time he died, most of his children settled Warren County, Tennessee from South Carolina, coming about 1804 to 1824 to that section.

    Abraham married twice to:

    m1_______________?
    m2Lucy Watson of South Carolina.

    Abraham Cantrell was a Revolutionary Soldier in Salisburg District, North Carolina. He was a member of Buck Creek Church in Spartanbrug South Carolina.

    Abraham Sr. moved to No Carolina with parents. He served in the Rev. War from Salisbury District and appears on pay rolls of NC soldiers in auditor's office in Raleigh. Traditions says that he was a captain. After the Rev. War he moved with his siblings to Spartanburg County, South Carolina. the 1790 Census lists him as head of the family having 2 sons over 16, 2 sons under sixteen and one daughter. In 1792 he purchased 192 acres on Buck Creek. In 1803 he was one of the administrators of father John Cantrell's estate.
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    Warren G. Cantrell sent Family Group Record to Mildred Dotterer 18 Jan 1999: 9 pages of John Caskey descendants:

    Sarah Cantrell b 1794 96th Dist SC d 1870 De Kalb co, TN in the 1850-1860 1870 census of DeKalb Co, TN is the dau of CAPTAIN Abraham Cantrell b 1744 and Lucy Lovelace nee WATSON b abt 1744. She married 1810 John Durham and was apparently married to a Mr. Lovelace before she married Captain Abraham Cantrell.

    Warren G. Cantrell (now deceased)
    1913 Willowbend Dr.
    Killeen, TX 76543
    (254) 699-2143
    (Wgcantrell@aol.com)
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    Marriage Notes for Abraham Cantrell and Lucy Watson:
    Date of marriage to Lucy Watson of 1785 is from David Hennessee. It would have been after 1786 when charges were brought against Barton Lovelace, Lucy's first husband. He supposedly drowned in the Potomac Rive. No proof. William Cantrell drowned in the Potomac River during the Revolutionary War.

    Children of Abraham Cantrell and ??? ??? are:

    2 i. THOMAS CANTRELL.

    3 ii.RICHARD CANTRELL, born March 10, 1771 in Orange (now Rockingham) Co, NC; died Bet. 1830 - 1840 in Warren Co, TN. He married Constance Bethel February 18, 1794 in Spartanburg Co, SC; born October 22, 1776 in Guilford (now Rockingham) Co, NC; died Bet. 1830 - 1840 in Franklin Co, IL.

    4 iii.JOHN "Johnny Flathead" CANTRELL, born 1773 in VA or NC; died Aft. October 1855 in Warren Co, TN. He married Mary Adkins 1793 in Spartanburg Co, SC; born 1774 in Spartanburg Co, SC; died Aft. October 1850 in Warren Co, TN.

    Notes for John "Johnny Flathead" Cantrell:
    "Cantrill-Cantrell Genealogy by Christie 1938 pages 15 & 16.
    John "Johnnie Flat" Cantrill moved to Tennessee.
    Records are at McMinnville in Warren County, Tenn from 1824 to 1855.
    Land grants are on the North side of Sink Creek.

    P. 14: ...a son John ("Johnny Flat" Davis) born 1773 NC moved with parents to Spartanburg, SC where he married Mary Adkins and had a large family. He moved to Tennessee settling in Warren County, on Sink Creek in a section later called DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    John "Jackie" Davis (son of John "Johnny Flat Davis and Mary Adkins), is listed in error as JACKSON. "Jack" is a nickname for John. In another account he has a middle name of LEWIS.

    Occupation: farmer.

    He moved with his parents to Spartanburg Co, SC near Mayo, where he married and had a large family. He moved to Tennessee by 1810 and settled in Warren County on Sink Creek which became a part of DeKalb County-Christie
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    BIOGRAPHY: Settled in Spartanburg Co., SC, where he was called "Johnny Flat" to distinguish him from the other John Cantrells in the area. Moved to TN perhaps about 1810. Records at McMinnville, Warren Co., TN from 1824-1855 of grants of land made to him on the north side of Sink Creek.

    John Cantrell [Parents] "Johnny Flat" 1 was born in 1773 in , , NC, USA. He died in , , TN, USA. He married Mary Adkins estimated 1793.

    [Notes]
    Mary Adkins was born about 1775 in , Spartanburg, SC, USA. She died in , , TN, USA. She married John Cantrell estimated 1793.

    They had the following children:

    M i Abraham Cantrell
    F ii Elinda (Nellie) Cantrell
    F iii Melissa Cantrell was born estimated 1797.
    M iv Sampson Cantrell was born in 1799.
    F v Syrena Cantrell
    M vi Madison Cantrell was born about 1805.
    M vii William Riley Cantrell
    There are further notes on: Abraham, Elinda (a/k/a Elender md John Lewis Davis of DeKalb Co, TN, son of David Davis, Jr. and Rebecca McMechen, dau of William McMechen), Syrena, William Riley Cantrell
    Source: http:www.strutton.org/strutton_database/allfamily/pafg120.htm#3260 from William Chilton June 3, 2003
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    The following letter was written by Nancy Strother Smith (Mrs. J. W. Lee), daughter of Rebecca Maizie Davis Smith, dau. of John Lewis Davis and Ellender "Nellie" Cantrell of DeKalb Co, TN. Rebecca Maizie Davis was the family Historian from the time she was a child until she died. She married James W. Lee. Nancy Strother Smith Lee gave each of her three children a copy of her journal. James W. Lee, Jr.'s Journal was passed down to James W. Lee, III who has posted items on the DeKalb County site on usgenweb. Nancy sent the letter to Jerry L. Cantrell who died in the automobile crash on his way to be married in Las Vegas. Jerry's things went to various family members. Warren G. Cantrell ended up with some of the letters and Ann Goszinski, aunt of Sandy Wainwright ended up with some of them. Most valuable to Mildred I. Seburn Clark is the following letter to Jerry L. Cantrell from Nancy Strother Smith Lee (Mrs. J. W. Lee). Sandy Wainwright gave me what is below:

    The letter:
    Now John, Called "Johnny Flathead", married Mary Adkins. Their children were:
    Sampson, Madison, Abraham,, William Riley, Serene and Nellie, my grandmother.
    Sampson married and took his family to Alabama. Madison married Nellie Cantrell and went to Mississippi and had six children. They were: Jane, Nancy, Robert, John, Elizabeth, and Melissa Cantrell.
    Abraham married Jennie Robbs, no doubt about that! Their children were:
    Collins, John, Jefferson (who married ms. West), William (who married Sallie Mullican), eight children, Sallie married Mr. Wilkerson. I knew their son Cleve Wilkerson and went to school with his children. Susan married Tom Cantrell. Lissie (Melissa) married Richard Cantrell. Tom and Richard were brothers, and were sons of Peter and Polly Cantrell. They were also brothers-in-law to Alex Davis, (my mother's brother). Alex Davis and his father-in-law went with their families to Dade County, Mo., when they were young. Alex Davis made two visits back to Smithville, and died in Missouri at 100 years old.

    A daughter of John and Mary Adkins Cantrell was Nellie Cantrell, my grandmother. She married John (Jackie) Lewis Davis. I never heard my grandmother called by the name you mentioned. Everyone called her Nellie. My grandparents were both born in Spartanburg, SC and Rebecca, my mother, and her sister Amanda, were both born in Tennessee. My grandparents both lived to be 87 years old, and both died in an accident. They raised 12 children to be up in years, and never had a doctor in the house. (Strong and Healthy). I have a nephew, James Carlyn Moore who is one of the men at Pepperdine College, Los Angeles. You may meet him sometime. If you should, tell him that you and he are kin. I appreciate all that you sent me. I hope that you will write again and tell me about your family. Anything you will write will be of interest to me. Give my respects to your grandfather. Sincerely, Your cousin,
    Mrs. J. W. Lee (Nancy Strother Smith)
    Author of the letter: The letter was sent to my uncle Jerry Cantrell in the early 1960s........My aunt's name is Goskini......she doesn't post anything.....But she has thousands of pieces of papers, wills. Letters etc............I found IDA married twice.....and another kid, but can't read the name...
    from Sandy Wainwright to Mildred I. (Seburn) Clark Oct, 2002. Sandy said her uncle Jerry had planned to do a book in the 1960's but died before he could. His papers then were divided among the family and Warren G. Cantrell received part of them.
    ----
    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

    ----
    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]


  28. 203.  Malissa Lucy "Etta" Watson was born ~ 1760, South Carolina (daughter of Samuel Watson and Sarah LNU); died ~ 1799, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    Children:
    1. 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. 101. 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.

  29. 208.  John "Miller John" Cantrell was born 0___ 1757, Orange County, North Carolina (son of John Cantrell, Sr. and Hannah Jane Brittain); died 17 Oct 1825, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot
    • Will: 30 Mar 1823, Spartanburg County, South Carolina

    Notes:

    Birth: 1757
    Orange County
    North Carolina, USA
    Death: Oct. 17, 1825
    Spartanburg County
    South Carolina, USA


    Family links:
    Parents:
    John Cantrell (1724 - 1803)

    Spouse:
    Elizabeth Cantrell Cantrell (1761 - 1832)*

    Children:
    Elizabeth Cantrell Adcock (1788 - 1839)*
    Berryman Cantrell (1799 - 1866)*

    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:
    Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
    Chesnee
    Spartanburg County
    South Carolina, USA

    Created by: Linda Jonas
    Record added: Oct 08, 2008
    Find A Grave Memorial# 30423139

    end of profile

    "I, John Cantrell, of the State of South Carolina, and the County of Spartanburg, being of sound mind and memory, do make and constitute this my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following, that is to say, I recommend my soul to God and my body to a Christian burial.

    First: I will that all my just debts be paid, also I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Anna Turner, one-hundred acres of land, more or less, lying on the Maple Swamp, on both sides of the creek.

    I also give and bequeath unto my daughter, Synthia, one bed and two pillows and slips, four cover lids, one bed quilt, six sheets, one chest, one pot, one oven, one wheel and table pair of cards.

    I give and bequeath unto my loving wife, Elizabeth Cantrell, the remainder of my estate, both real and personal, during the time of her natural life, or widowhood, to be equally divided amongst my children, at her death, that is to say, Abraham, Isaac, and my daughter Tilitha's heirs, and Betsey,
    William, Polly, Martin, Berry, Anna, Sally and her heirs, and Synthia; also twenty-five dollars to be given to my grand-daughter, Janny Robbins.

    Lastly, I appoint my three sons, William Cantrell, Martin Cantrell and Berry Cantrell, executors of this last Will and Testament.

    In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand andseal this 30th day of March, 1823.

    (signed) John Cantrell
    Test:
    Lanceford Cantrell
    George Cantrell
    Nimrod Cantrell"

    end of Last Will & Testament

    _____

    Revolutionary Patriot from the Salisbury District.

    end of note

    John married Elizabeth Cantrell (~ 1775), Guilford County, North Carolina. Elizabeth (daughter of Isaac Thornton Cantrell and Talitha Cloud) was born 0___ 1761, Orange County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1832, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  30. 209.  Elizabeth Cantrell was born 0___ 1761, Orange County, North Carolina (daughter of Isaac Thornton Cantrell and Talitha Cloud); died 0___ 1832, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

    Notes:

    Married:
    She married John (The miller) Cantrell. He was the son of John Cantrell and a first cousin to Elizabeth.

    Children:
    1. Anna Cantrell was born April 1776, Buck Creek, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    2. Cynthia Cantrell was born 1777, Buck Creek, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    3. 104. Isaac Cantrell, Sr. was born 24 May 1782, Buck Creek, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 18 Jun 1840, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Old Bildad Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    4. Elizabeth Cantrell was born 0Sep 1785, Buck Creek, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 11 Dec 1839, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Old Bildad Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    5. William Cantrell was born 1 Jun 1787, Buck Creek, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    6. Mary "Polly" Cantrell was born 10 Sep 1789, Buck Creek, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    7. Martin Cantrell was born 1791, Buck Creek, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    8. Berry Cantrell was born 1793, Buck Creek, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    9. Sarah "Sallie" Cantrell was born 1794, Buck Creek, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    10. Tabitha Cantrell was born 1797, Buck Creek, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

  31. 210.  Thomas Cantrell was born 23 Jan 1761, Caswell County, North Carolina (son of John Cantrell, Sr. and Hannah Jane Brittain); died 25 Sep 1830, (DeKalb County, Tennessee); was buried Williamsburg Cemetery, McMinn County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Religion: Baptist
    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot

    Notes:

    Revolutionary Patriot, Private.

    Was born Jan. 23, 1761 twelfth of John Cantrell's 21 sons.

    About 1780 he married Elizabeth Norris, daughter of Thomas Norris, who served in the Rev. War from PA. After their marriage they first settled in Grenville District, SC, but later moved to TN. It has been said he was the first of the name to migrate to that state. He settled on Sink Creek, De Kalb CO, where he operated an iron forge, which is still called the "Old Forge,"

    War Records, at Washington, D.C., show that 'Thomas Cantrell served as a member, rank and company not stated, of Lieutenant Colonel Lytle's command, Caswell County, NC, Revolutionary War. 'His name has been found only on a list, not dated, of men 'enrolled for Captain Robert Moore, from Caswell County'.

    He was a deacon in the Baptist Church.

    Thomas married Elizabeth A(nne) Norris 0___ 1782, Greenville County, South Carolina. Elizabeth (daughter of Thomas Norris and Elizabeth LNU) was born 10 Mar 1765, Virginia; died 25 Sep 1830, Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee; was buried Williamsburg Cemetery, McMinn County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  32. 211.  Elizabeth A(nne) Norris was born 10 Mar 1765, Virginia (daughter of Thomas Norris and Elizabeth LNU); died 25 Sep 1830, Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee; was buried Williamsburg Cemetery, McMinn County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 105. Nancy Cantrell was born 0___ 1790, Rockingham County, North Carolina; died 0Feb 1872, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Old Bildad Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    2. Elijah Houston Cantrell was born 13 Aug 1793, Greenville County, South Carolina; died 26 May 1866, Dade County, Missouri; was buried Buchanan Cemetery, Dade County, Missouri.
    3. Sarah Cantrell was born 1797, South Carolina.
    4. Gabriel Cantrell was born 0___ 1799, Greenville County, South Carolina; died 0Dec 1849, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

  33. 212.  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

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    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

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    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)

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    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]


  34. 213.  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. 106. 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.

  35. 214.  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]


  36. 215.  Sarah LNU
    Children:
    1. 107. 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.

  37. 216.  Jeremiah Clontz was born Aft 1732, (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) (son of Hieronymus "Jeremiah" Glantz and Erna Barbara Mack); died Union County, North Carolina; was buried Union Cemetery, Brief, Union County, North Carolina.

    Jeremiah married Sarah Catherine Rhine (~ 1750), (Virginia). [Group Sheet]


  38. 217.  Sarah Catherine Rhine

    Notes:

    This might be she:

    20 Sep 2009:

    http://files.usgwarchives.org/nc/burke/census/morgandis.txt

    This census is from Microcopy No. T-498 Roll 2

    "Glance, Cather