John Rupert Mynatt, Sr.

John Rupert Mynatt, Sr.

Male 1911 - 1961  (50 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John Rupert Mynatt, Sr.John Rupert Mynatt, Sr. was born 6 Feb 1911, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee (son of John Grover Mynatt and Estelle Lavenia Smith); died 23 Mar 1961, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan; was buried Forest Lawn Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.

    Notes:

    Died:
    of an heart-attack

    John married Eula James "Mommie" Hansard ~ 1935, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee. Eula (daughter of James Barton Hansard and Mary Elizabeth Myrtle "Myrtle" Burch) was born 23 Nov 1914, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee; died 12 Nov 2010, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida. [Group Sheet]

    Notes:

    Married:
    Map & History of Knox County, Tennessee... http://bit.ly/1o0RXRU

    Children:
    1. John Rupert "Jupe" Mynatt, Jr.
    2. Mary Eugenia "Jean" Mynatt was born 29 Aug 1939, Fountain City, Knox County, Tennessee; died 19 Mar 2010, Jensen Beach, Martin County, Florida.
    3. Sheila Ann "Mimi" Mynatt was born 16 Jul 1945, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan; died 2 Jun 2016, Good Samaritan Hospital, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida; was buried 4 Nov 2016, Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John Grover MynattJohn Grover Mynatt was born 7 Dec 1884, Knox County, Tennessee (son of John Hall Mynatt and Minerva Cordelia Shell); died 3 Dec 1918, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas; was buried Greenwood Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: John G Mynatt

    Notes:

    Died:
    of the "Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918"

    John married Estelle Lavenia Smith 28 Dec 1909, Knox County, Tennessee. Estelle (daughter of J. Worth Smith and Harriett Elizabeth "Hattie" Harris) was born 14 Apr 1888, Knox County, Tennessee; died 0Mar 1965, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Greenwood Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Estelle Lavenia SmithEstelle Lavenia Smith was born 14 Apr 1888, Knox County, Tennessee (daughter of J. Worth Smith and Harriett Elizabeth "Hattie" Harris); died 0Mar 1965, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Greenwood Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 1. John Rupert Mynatt, Sr. was born 6 Feb 1911, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee; died 23 Mar 1961, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan; was buried Forest Lawn Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.
    2. Cecelia Estelle Mynatt was born 12 Sep 1915, Knox County, Tennessee; died 8 Apr 2002, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Oak Ridge Memorial Park, Oak Ridge, Anderson County, Tennessee.
    3. John Grover "Johnnie" Mynatt, Jr. was born 13 Jan 1919, Knox County, Tennessee; died ...1970.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John Hall Mynatt was born 24 Nov 1848, Knox County, Tennessee (son of John Calvin Mynatt and Frances Watkins "Fanny" Hall); died 25 May 1887, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Mynatt Cemetery, Halls, Knox County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: John Henderson Mynatt

    John married Minerva Cordelia Shell 30 Sep 1869, Knox County, Tennessee. Minerva (daughter of William M. Shell and Sarah Adeline Gammon) was born 6 Dec 1849, Knox County, Tennessee; died 20 Apr 1913, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Mynatt Cemetery, Halls, Knox County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Minerva Cordelia Shell was born 6 Dec 1849, Knox County, Tennessee (daughter of William M. Shell and Sarah Adeline Gammon); died 20 Apr 1913, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Mynatt Cemetery, Halls, Knox County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Married:
    by G.W. Corum, JP

    Children:
    1. 2. John Grover Mynatt was born 7 Dec 1884, Knox County, Tennessee; died 3 Dec 1918, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas; was buried Greenwood Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.

  3. 6.  J. Worth Smith was born 31 Jul 1855, Union County, Tennessee (son of John Anderson Smith and Emily Ann Buckner); died 39 Oct 1929, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Greenwood Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Physician

    J. married Harriett Elizabeth "Hattie" Harris (CIRCA 1876), (Knox County, Tennessee). Harriett was born 0Jul 1856, Knox County, Tennessee; died 9 Sep 1909, Halls Crossroads, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Greenwood Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Harriett Elizabeth "Hattie" Harris was born 0Jul 1856, Knox County, Tennessee; died 9 Sep 1909, Halls Crossroads, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Greenwood Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    No further information...DAH

    https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NSFL-VDN
    ame: Claude A. Smith
    vent: Death
    vent Date: 08 Jan 1944
    vent Place: Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee
    ender: Male
    arital Status: Widowed
    ace or Color: White
    ge: 64
    stimated Birth Year:
    irth Date: 02 Apr 1879
    irthplace: Union, Tenn.
    pouse:
    ather: J. Worth Smith
    ather's Birthplace: Union, Tenn.
    other: Harriett Elizabeth Harris
    other's Birthplace: Knox, Tenn.
    ccupation: Rent Adjuster
    treet Address: 707 Mississippi Ave.
    esidence: Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tenn.
    emetery: Greenwood Cem.
    urial Place: Knoxville, Tenn.
    urial Date: 10 Jan 1944
    nformant:
    dditional Relatives:
    igital Folder Number: 4184885
    mage Number: 834
    ilm Number: 2137343
    olume/Page/Certificate Number: cn733
    ollection: Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955

    Obituary, The Daily Journal, 6 Sep 1909
    SMITH - Mrs. Hattie E. Smith, wife of Dr. J.W. Smith, died Sunday morning at the family home at Halls Crossroads after an illness of several months. The deceased is survived by her husband, three sons and three daughters: Messrs. A. L., Claude A., and John L. Smith: Mrs E. E. Patten and Misses Estell and Trula Smith. The funeral will be held at 2:00 Monday afternoon at the Beaver Dam Baptist Church of which the deceased was a member. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery at four o'clock.

    Children:
    1. 3. Estelle Lavenia Smith was born 14 Apr 1888, Knox County, Tennessee; died 0Mar 1965, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Greenwood Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  John Calvin Mynatt was born 14 Nov 1821, Knox County, Tennessee (son of John Calvin Mynatt and Frances Clack); died 8 Jun 1903, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Mynatt Cemetery, Halls, Knox County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    "John got a land grant #30830 of 204 acres in Knox Co.,TN on 17 June 1867"...

    John married Frances Watkins "Fanny" Hall 9 Dec 1841, Knox County, Tennessee. Frances (daughter of William Nelson Hall and Nancy Nelson) was born 24 Oct 1819, Knox County, Tennessee; died 23 Dec 1892, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Mynatt Cemetery, Halls, Knox County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Frances Watkins "Fanny" Hall was born 24 Oct 1819, Knox County, Tennessee (daughter of William Nelson Hall and Nancy Nelson); died 23 Dec 1892, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Mynatt Cemetery, Halls, Knox County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Married:
    by Gordon Mynatt,MG

    Children:
    1. 4. John Hall Mynatt was born 24 Nov 1848, Knox County, Tennessee; died 25 May 1887, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Mynatt Cemetery, Halls, Knox County, Tennessee.

  3. 10.  William M. Shell was born 8 Aug 1825, (Knox County) Tennessee (son of John Shell and Nancy Pursley); died 1 Sep 1899, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Shell Cemetery, Harbison Crossroads, Knox County, Tennessee.

    William married Sarah Adeline Gammon 5 Nov 1846, Knox County, Tennessee. Sarah (daughter of Harris Gammon, Jr. and Mary "Polly" Stephenson) was born 15 Aug 1828, (Knox County) Tennessee; died 19 Mar 1889, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Shell Cemetery, Harbison Crossroads, Knox County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Sarah Adeline Gammon was born 15 Aug 1828, (Knox County) Tennessee (daughter of Harris Gammon, Jr. and Mary "Polly" Stephenson); died 19 Mar 1889, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Shell Cemetery, Harbison Crossroads, Knox County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 5. Minerva Cordelia Shell was born 6 Dec 1849, Knox County, Tennessee; died 20 Apr 1913, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Mynatt Cemetery, Halls, Knox County, Tennessee.

  5. 12.  John Anderson Smith was born 11 Dec 1822, (Union County, Tennessee); died 10 Dec 1885, Union County, Tennessee; was buried Buckner Cemetery, Union County, Tennessee.

    John married Emily Ann Buckner 27 Oct 1842, (Union County, Tennessee). Emily (daughter of Ezra Buckner and Elizabeth Duncan) was born 5 Feb 1821, (Union County) Tennessee; died 1 Nov 1892, Union County, Tennessee; was buried Buckner Cemetery, Union County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Emily Ann Buckner was born 5 Feb 1821, (Union County) Tennessee (daughter of Ezra Buckner and Elizabeth Duncan); died 1 Nov 1892, Union County, Tennessee; was buried Buckner Cemetery, Union County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 6. J. Worth Smith was born 31 Jul 1855, Union County, Tennessee; died 39 Oct 1929, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Greenwood Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.


Generation: 5

  1. 16.  John Calvin Mynatt was born 31 Jul 1780, Commonwealth of Virginia (son of William Cummings Mynatt and Lydia Lyon); died 23 Apr 1867, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Mynatt Cemetery, Halls, Knox County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    His second marriage...

    end of comment

    Birth: Jul. 31, 1780
    Death: Apr. 29, 1867
    Halls Crossroads
    Knox County
    Tennessee, USA

    Son of William and Lydia Mynatt. Aged 86 yrs 9 mo 23 ds

    Family links:
    Parents:
    William C Mynatt (1757 - 1831)

    Spouses:
    Elizabeth Havens Mynatt (1777 - 1819)
    Francis Clack Mynatt (1783 - 1855)

    Children:
    Catharine Mynatt Crawford (1810 - 1841)*
    John Calvin Mynatt (1821 - 1903)*
    Cynthia A Mynatt Frazier (1821 - 1880)*
    Barton Kannon Mynatt (1825 - 1903)*

    Sibling:
    John Calvin Mynatt (1780 - 1867)
    Richard Mynatt (1782 - 1826)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Inscription:
    Son of
    WILLIAM & LYDIA MYNATT
    Aged 86yrs,9mo.& 23ds.

    Burial:
    Mynatt Cemetery
    Knox County
    Tennessee, USA

    Created by: B Long
    Record added: Jun 01, 2008
    Find A Grave Memorial# 27251349

    Buried:
    Inscription:
    Son of
    WILLIAM & LYDIA MYNATT
    Aged 86yrs,9mo.& 23ds.

    John married Frances Clack (Sevier County, Tennessee). Frances (daughter of Spencer D. Clack and Mary Beavers) was born 9 Mar 1783, (Loudon County, Virginia); died 5 Mar 1855, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Mynatt Cemetery, Halls, Knox County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 17.  Frances Clack was born 9 Mar 1783, (Loudon County, Virginia) (daughter of Spencer D. Clack and Mary Beavers); died 5 Mar 1855, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Mynatt Cemetery, Halls, Knox County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 8. John Calvin Mynatt was born 14 Nov 1821, Knox County, Tennessee; died 8 Jun 1903, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Mynatt Cemetery, Halls, Knox County, Tennessee.

  3. 18.  William Nelson Hall was born 26 Sep 1788, Orange County, North Carolina (son of Thomas Hall and Nancy May Hays); died 28 Mar 1869, Knox County, Tennessee.

    William married Nancy Nelson 9 Dec 1841, Knox County, Tennessee. Nancy was born Abt 1798, Commonwealth of Virginia; died 26 Mar 1837, Knox County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  4. 19.  Nancy Nelson was born Abt 1798, Commonwealth of Virginia; died 26 Mar 1837, Knox County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 9. Frances Watkins "Fanny" Hall was born 24 Oct 1819, Knox County, Tennessee; died 23 Dec 1892, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Mynatt Cemetery, Halls, Knox County, Tennessee.

  5. 20.  John Shell was born 5 Oct 1790, (Montgomery County) Virginia (son of Christian H. Shell and Sarah Heavin); died 4 Jul 1854, Harbison Crossroads, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Shell Cemetery, Harbison Crossroads, Knox County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Death: 25 Nov 1853, Knox County, Tennessee

    John married Nancy Pursley 4 Dec 1815, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee. Nancy was born 3 May 1795, Tennessee; died 12 Nov 1872, Harbison Crossroads, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Shell Cemetery, Harbison Crossroads, Knox County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  6. 21.  Nancy Pursley was born 3 May 1795, Tennessee; died 12 Nov 1872, Harbison Crossroads, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Shell Cemetery, Harbison Crossroads, Knox County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 3 May 1795, Ireland

    Children:
    1. 10. William M. Shell was born 8 Aug 1825, (Knox County) Tennessee; died 1 Sep 1899, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Shell Cemetery, Harbison Crossroads, Knox County, Tennessee.

  7. 22.  Harris Gammon, Jr. was born 6 May 1788, Pittsylvania County, Virginia (son of Harris Gammon, Sr. and Elizabeth Levisa "Bettie" Brawner); died 28 Sep 1857, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried LaRue/Gammon Cemetery, Knox County, Tennessee.

    Harris — Mary "Polly" Stephenson. Mary was born 11 Sep 1793; died 13 Mar 1869, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried LaRue/Gammon Cemetery, Knox County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  8. 23.  Mary "Polly" Stephenson was born 11 Sep 1793; died 13 Mar 1869, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried LaRue/Gammon Cemetery, Knox County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 11. Sarah Adeline Gammon was born 15 Aug 1828, (Knox County) Tennessee; died 19 Mar 1889, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Shell Cemetery, Harbison Crossroads, Knox County, Tennessee.

  9. 26.  Ezra Buckner was born 5 Aug 1797, Grainger County, Tennessee (son of Presley Buckner and Nancy Cox); died 28 Oct 1861, Union County, Tennessee; was buried Buckner Cemetery, Union County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Military: War of 1812

    Notes:

    Served in the militia in the War of 1812 as a Colonel.

    More on Ezra's antecedents...http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/v/a/u/Peggy-L-Vaughn/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0195.html

    Military:
    Served in the militia in the War of 1812 as a Colonel.

    Ezra married Elizabeth Duncan 17 Sep 1817, (Tennessee). Elizabeth was born 4 Nov 1801, Union County, Tennessee; died 3 Dec 1881, Union County, Tennessee; was buried Buckner Cemetery, Union County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  10. 27.  Elizabeth Duncan was born 4 Nov 1801, Union County, Tennessee; died 3 Dec 1881, Union County, Tennessee; was buried Buckner Cemetery, Union County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 13. Emily Ann Buckner was born 5 Feb 1821, (Union County) Tennessee; died 1 Nov 1892, Union County, Tennessee; was buried Buckner Cemetery, Union County, Tennessee.


Generation: 6

  1. 32.  William Cummings Mynatt was born 21 Dec 1757, Prince William County, Virginia (son of Richard Mynatt, II, The Immigrant and Sarah Jane Cummings); died 13 Jan 1831, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Mynatt Cemetery, Halls, Knox County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    William's obituary in portion reads as such:

    "On the Saturday preceding his death, whilst returning from Church he received a stroke of appoplexy, and fell suddenly from his horse, from whence he was conveyed to his own house and survived in much pain until the following Thursday." His obituary described him in glowing terms as a beloved member of the community, endeared as a father and friend, and "he is gone to reap the reward of a well spent life, and the tears of his friends and the regrets of a bereaved community attended him to his grave."

    William and Lydia did have 7 children:
    John Calvin Mynatt b/ 31 July 1780
    Richard Mynatt b/ 4 May 1782
    Joseph Mynatt b/ 17 Mar. 1784
    William C. Mynatt b/ ca 1786-88
    Annie Mynatt b/ 5 Jan. 1790
    Susan Mynatt b/ 17 Jan. 1792
    Lydia Mynatt b/ 25 Nov. 1794; d/ 20 Dec. 1800

    IMO, it appears that William C., son of Richard came directly to the area of what is now Knox County, TN, and at that time may have included some of what is now a portion Union and/or Grainger Counties. There are Mynatts all over Eastern Tennessee (as well as all over the world), most of them with a straight line back to Richard Mynatt, the first Mynatt in the Americas, through his son William C. Mynatt. In my line of the famiily, even the given names are repeated from those first generations in America: John, Calvin, Harry, Joseph, William, Bill . . . just to name a few. All of us have a family heritage to be proud of. We come from a long line of hard-working, loving and caring family. It is a trait that seems to carry over in our Mynatt genes. I'll have to say I've never met a Mynatt I didn't like.

    end of obituary

    The Richland Baptist Church minutes that survive from this period show that George and Leannah were not only church members but also that George served as clerk from October 2, 1792 until after August 8, 1795. At this time they, along with William & Lydia Mynatt, were granted a letter of Dismission.

    end of comment

    Full name, William Cummings Mynatt, affirmed... http://www.mytrees.com/ancestry/Virginia/Married-1776/Ly/Lyon-family/Lydia-Lyon-la001408-4252.html

    end of comment

    Birth: Dec. 21, 1757
    Prince William County
    Virginia, USA
    Death: Jan. 13, 1831
    Knox County
    Tennessee, USA


    Family links:
    Parents:
    Richard Mynatt (1728 - 1823)
    Sara Jane Cummings Mynatt (1734 - 1806)

    Children:
    John Calvin Mynatt (1780 - 1867)*
    Richard Mynatt (1782 - 1826)*

    Siblings:
    Leannah Mynatt Hallmark (1756 - 1805)*
    William C Mynatt (1757 - 1831)
    Margaret Mynatt (1759 - 1779)*
    Sarah Ann Mynatt Ferguson (1764 - 1833)*
    George Cummings Mynatt (1767 - 1803)*
    Susannah Mynatt Hallmark-Irwin (1773 - 1825)*
    John Wesley Mynatt (1774 - 1827)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    Mynatt Cemetery
    Knox County
    Tennessee, USA

    Created by: Sharron Carroll`
    Record added: Jan 21, 2012
    Find A Grave Memorial# 83818058

    end of detail

    William married Lydia Lyon 0___ 1778, (Virginia). Lydia was born 0___ 1759, (Virginia); died 0___ 1794, Knox County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 33.  Lydia Lyon was born 0___ 1759, (Virginia); died 0___ 1794, Knox County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 16. John Calvin Mynatt was born 31 Jul 1780, Commonwealth of Virginia; died 23 Apr 1867, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Mynatt Cemetery, Halls, Knox County, Tennessee.
    2. Richard Mynatt was born 0___ 1782; died 0___ 1826.

  3. 34.  Spencer D. Clack was born 28 Mar 1746, Loudoun County, Virginia (son of John Clack and Mary Kennon); died 9 Jul 1832, Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee; was buried Forks of the Little Pigeon Cemetery, Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot

    Notes:

    SPENCER and MARY CLACK

    The Clack family was very well researched by Tommie Hazelwood Clack (1882-1989). She was a school teacher and a strong believer in evidence! Her research was thorough and accurate, according to all the documents she uncovered relating to the Clack family. She, and JA Sharp, wrote an article on Spencer Clack that was accepted by the Tennessee Historical Society and printed in Echoes, May 1958. I cannot write anything any better nor more complete, so I will transcribe her article here:

    "Spencer Clack, Revolutionary soldier, settled in Sevier County, Tennessee, in 1788 or 1789. Little is known of his military service except that he was a lieutenant of a Virginia (Henry County) militia company in 1782/83; Captain Tully Choice was company commander. He was born March 28, 1746.

    His obituary gave his birthplace as Loudoun County, Virginia, but this could not be accurate for Loudoun County was not partitioned from Fairfax County until 1757 and no Clack records as early as Spencer's birth were found in either of these counties.

    Spencer Clack did, however, live in Loudoun County and witness there in 1770 the will of Thomas Beavers; also Loudoun County was probably where he married Mary Beavers in 1766. He sold his lands in Loudon County in 1777 and moved southward to Henry County about 1778 where he purchased land in the latter county. In 1786 when Franklin County, Virginia, was formed from parts of Henry and Bedford Counties, he became one of the first justices of the new county and in 1787 he sold his Franklin County lands, just before his westward trek to Sevier County, Tennessee.

    No conclusive proof of the parentage of Spencer Clack has been offered, although various attempts to do so have been made by descendants and genealogists. It does seem certain, however, that he descended from Rev. James Clack, English-born rector of Ware Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia, from 1679 to 1723.

    Monument located on the lawn at the Sevierville Courthouse; picture taken 2004.

    The Spencer Clack home in Sevier County was located on the right bank of Little Pigeon River, immediately below the junction of the East Fork and West Fork of that river. Here in 1808, Spencer obtained an occupant grant from Tennessee for 442 acres; most of this land was on the north bank of the East Fork directly opposite to the town of Sevierville or the Forks-of-Little-Pigeon, as this frontier settlement was known.... Near his home Spencer operated one of Sevierville's first mills, also a cotton gin and woolcarding machine.

    Spencer Clack was prominent in the affairs of the Forks-of-Little-Pigeon (Sevierville) Baptist Church from the time of its formation in 1789 until his death. For many years he served as church clerk.

    In addition to his church activities he was interested in education and politics. He was an early trustee of Nancy Academy, Sevier County's first school and gave money for its support.

    He was one of the five Sevier County delegates to the Knoxville convention of 1796, which drafted and adopted Tennessee's first constitution and he was a signer of that document. He also represented Sevier County in the lower house of the first three Tennessee legislatures, 1796-1802 and in 1801 he served on the legislative committee "to prepare a device and motto" for the Great Seal of Tennessee.

    Neither the Spencer Clack Bible nor the Spencer Clack Will have been found; therefore the writers will list only those who were unquestionably children of Spencer and Mary Beavers Clack. Perhaps, in this way, the confusion and error of other Clack descendants and genealogists may be avoided. Good proof exists for the following Clack Children:

    1) Martha Clack's marriage to Josiah Rogers occurred in Franklin County, Virginia, in 1786; they apparently came to Sevier County with the Clacks.

    2) Rawliegh [Rolly] Clack was first married to Mary Randles in 1791 and after her death he married second to Martha Kerr in 1816; this marriage took place in Sevier County. Sixteen children resulted and about 1820 Rawliegh and family moved down the Tennessee River to Rhea County, where he died in 1842. [note: this is the line from which Tommie Clack descends]

    3) Rhoda Clack married James Randles in 1791; they raised a family of twelve on Boyd's Creek in Sevier County. Randles died in 1816, while on a trip to Virginia for salt and was buried somewhere in Washington County, Virginia.

    4) Catherine Clack was married in 1794 to Rev. Elijah Rogers, early and well known Baptist minister in East Tennessee; they raised five sons and five daughters at their Sevier County home near the mouth of Little Pigeon, on the French Broad River.

    5) Frances Clack was married (1) to Mordecai Gist; after his death she married (2) John Mynatt of Knox County, Tennessee.

    6) Mary Clack married William Miller; they left Sevier County at an early date and settled in Meigs County, Tennessee, where she died in 1860.

    7) Malvina Clack married Major Beavers; they left Sevier County for Talladega County, Alabama, soon after the War of 1812.

    There were doubtless other Clack children but the writers do not believe that Spencer Clack, Jr, John Clack and Nancy Clack were the children of Spenser and Mary Beavers Clack as some published accounts claim....

    Spencer Clack's death occurred July 9, 1832 and he was buried in the old Baptist cemetery at Sevierville; the original flat limestone rock with unique carving of Spencer's face and the initials, "S.C." still marks his grave. [note: the original stone is very badly worn and when I visited the gravesite in 2004, there was a large chunk missing from the upper right side and I could only make out the numbers 17. A flat stone had been placed at the grave, and is pictured here].

    Mary Beavers Clack died August 14, 1840 and was buried by the side of her husband. At the time of his death a contemporary described Spencer Clack as a 'pious... worthy Christian, kind and affectionate... an excellent neighbor, remarkably even and unruffled in temper.'"

    Mrs. Puryear also did very well with her research into Spenser Clack. From her book, "Hollis Pioneers Kin and Kin to Kin," she quotes from several books and articles, including Tommie H. Clack and JA Sharp. In particular, "Family Chronicles and Kinship Book," by Octavia Zollicoffer Bond, is extensively quoted, as is "Virginia Soldiers of 1776, V-2" by Augusta Fothergill.

    In her book, the author writes: "It is probable that the mother of John and Spencer Clack was a Spenser and that their father was a son of Rev. James Clack of Ware Parish, Modern-day monument marks the grave site of Spencer Clack in Sevierville Gloucester Co., Va. Their father appears to be identified with the Capt. Clack of whom Mr. Thomas Jett wrote in 1770 to a correspondent, as then being in New York. (Va. Mag. of Hist. & Biog. Vol. 17) but of whom no more is known. Spenser was an ancient and honorable name in the Old Dominion of Virginia. (see Va. Mag. of Hist. & Biog.. V-2, p-33).

    Mary Beavers, born 1745, was a descendant of Chevalier Robert de Beauvilliers, of Amelia and Loudoun Counties, Va. The name was shortened to Beavill and later changed to Beavers when French names became unpopular during the French and Indian Wars... Thomas Beavers, died 1779, married Martha ___. Their son, Capt. James Beavers, Captain of Loudoun County Militia in the American Revolution, married ____. Their daughter, Mary Beavers, married, 1766, Hon. Spencer Clack."

    From fellow researcher, G. Ronald Herd, comes a transcription of the obituary of Spencer Clack: Knoxville Register issue of 18 July 1832

    "Departed this life at his late home, Sevierville, Tennessee, on Monday evening, July 9, 1832, Spencer Clack, Esq. at the age of 86 years, 3 months and 11 days. He was one of the pioneers of the west, being one of the first settlers on Little Pigeon River. He was born in Loudoun County, Virginia, March 28, 1746.
    He early took part in the politics of Tennessee, being a member of the convention that assisted in framing the constitution and for many years afterwards a respected member of the state legislature under the constitution he had aided in framing.

    He was a pious and worthy Christian of the Baptist faith and died in full faith, believing that there was an everlasting rest prepared for him. He was kind and affectionate in his family and also an excellent neighbor, remarkably even and unruffled in temper, which made his intercourse with the world quite pleasant. He was benevolent and kind to all especially the poor.
    Few men have ever lived so completely fortified by courteous principles amidst the vexation and turmoils of life as did the subject of this sketch. He left an aged partner, besides numerous offspring to lament the vacancy occasioned by his death in Tennessee."

    Spencer Clack and Family


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    Spencer Clack (1746-1832) by Miss Tommie Clack, Abilene, Texas; and J. A. Sharp, Sevierville, Tenn.

    Spencer Clack, Revolutionary soldier, settled in Sevier County, Tennessee, in 1788 or 1789. Little is known of his military service except that he was a lieutenant of a Virginia (Henry County) militia company in 1782-83; Captain Tully Choice was company commander. He was born, March 28,1746. His obituary gave his birthplace as Loudoun County, Virginia, but this could not be accurate for Loudoun County was not partitioned from Fairfax County until 1757, and no Clack records, as early as Spencer's birth, were found in either of these counties.
    Spencer Clack did, however, live in Loudoun County, and witnessed there, in 1770, the will of Thomas Beavers; also, Loudoun County was probably where he married Mary Beavers about 1766. He sold his lands in Loudoun County in 1777 and moved southward to Henry County, Virginia about 1778, when he purchased land in the latter county. In 1786, when Franklin County, Virginia, was formed from parts of Henry and Bedford Counties, he became one of the first justices of the new county, and in 1787 he sold his Franklin County lands, just before his westward trek to Sevier County, Tennessee.

    No conclusive proof of the parentage of Spencer Clack has been offered, although various attempts to do so have been made by descendents and genealogists. It does seem certain, however, that he descended from Rev. James Clack, English-born rector of Ware Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia, from 1679 to 1723.

    The Spencer Clack home in Sevier County was located on the right bank of Little Pigeon River, immediately below the junction of the East Fork and West Fork of that river. Here, in 1808, Spencer obtained an occupant grant from Tennessee for 442 acres; most of this land was on the north bank of East Fork directly opposite to the town of Sevierville, or the Forks-of-Little Pigeon, as this frontier settlement was known. The Chandlers and Walkers, Clack descendents, later owned the same place and the old Clack home was located on the same site as the later Chandler-Walker home. Near his home Spencer operated one of Sevierville's first mills, also a cotton gin and wool-carding machine.

    Spencer Clack was prominent in the affairs of the Forks-of-Little Pigeon (Sevierville) Baptist Church from the time of its formation in 1789 until his death. For many years he served as church clerk. In addition to his church activities he was interested in education and politics. He was an early trustee of Nancy Academy, Sevier County's first school and gave money for its support. He was one of the five Sevier County delegates to the Knoxville convention of 1796, which drafted and adopted Tennessee's first constitution and he was a signer of that document. He also represented Sevier County in the lower house of the first three Tennessee legislatures, 1796-1802, and in 1801 he served on the legislative committee "to prepare a device and motto" for the Great Seal of Tennessee.

    Neither the Spence Clack Bible record nor the Spence Clack will have been found; therefore, the writers will list only those who were unquestionably children of Spencer and Mary Beavers Clack. Perhaps, in this way, the confusion and error of other Clack descendents and genealogists may be avoided. Good proof exists for the following Clack children: Martha, Rawleigh (Rolly) (b. 1772), Rhoda (b. 1776), Catherine (b. 1778), Frances (b. c1783), Mary (b. 1785) and Malvina.

    Martha Clack's marriage to Josiah Rogers occurred in Franklin County, Virginia, in 1786; they apparently came to Sevier County with the Clacks. Rawleigh Clack was married (1) to Mary Randles in 1791, and after her death he was married (2) to Martha Kerr in 1816; this marriage took place in Sevier County. Sixteen children resulted and about 1820 Rawleigh and family moved down the Tennessee River to Rhea County, Tennessee, where he died in 1842. Rhoda Clack married James Randles in 1791; they raised a family of twelve on Boyd's Creek in Sevier County. Randles died in 1816, while on a trip to Virginia for salt, and was buried somewhere in Washington County, Virginia. Catherine Clack was married, in 1794, to Rev. Elijah Rogers, early and well known Baptist minister in East Tennessee; they raised five sons and five daughters at their Sevier County home near the mouth of the Little Pigeon, on the French Broad River. Mary Clack married William Miller; they left Sevier County at an early date and settled in Meigs County, Tennessee, where she died in 1860. Frances Clack was married (1) to Mordecai Gist; after his death she married (2) John Mynatt of Knox County, Tennessee. Malvina Clack married Major Beavers; they left Sevier County for Talladega County, Alabama, soon after the War of 1812.

    There were doubtless other Clack children, but the writers do not believe that Spencer Clack, Jr. John Clack and Nancy Clack were children of Spencer and Mary Beavers Clack, as some published accounts claim. However, there is a well established tradition that there was a son, Micajah Clack, who was "killed by lighting." And there may have been a daughter named Rebecca Clack, but again we must rely only upon tradition for proof. Also, in 1789, one Sarah Clack (b. c1773) married William Henderson in the "Forks of Little Pigeon," as shown by bounty land papers in the National Archives; they migrated to St. Louis County, Missouri, about 1840. We believe that this Sarah Clack, heretofore unknown to present generations of Clack descendents, was another daughter of Spencer and Mary.

    Spencer Clack's death occurred, July 9, 1832 and he was buried in the old Baptist Cemetery at Sevierville; the original flat limestone rock with the unique carving of Spencer's face and the initials, "S.C.", still marks his grave. Mary Beavers Clack died, August 14, 1840, and was buried by the side of her husband. At the time of his death a contemporary described Spencer Clack as a "pious… worthy Christian, kind and affectionate. . .an excellent neighbor, remarkably even and unruffled in temper."

    Military:
    CLACK, SPENCER <../search_adb/?action=full&p_id=A022403>
    <../search_adb/?action=full&p_id=A022403>
    Ancestor #: A022403 <../search_adb/?action=full&p_id=A022403>
    Service:
    VIRGINIA Rank(s): LIEUTENANT, PATRIOTIC SERVICE
    Birth:
    3-28-1746 FAIRFAX CO VIRGINIA
    Death:
    7-9-1832 SEVIERVILLE SEVIER CO TENNESSEE
    Service Source:
    VA MAG OF HIST & BIO, VOL 11, PP 90,92; ABERCROMBIE & SLATTEN, VA REV PUB CLAIMS, VOL 2, PP 511,512
    Service Description:
    1) 1ST LIEUTENANT IN CAPT WILLIAM RYAN'S CO
    2) FURNISHED SUPPLIES, HENRY CO

    Buried:
    in the Church in the Forks Baptist Cemetery...

    Spencer D. Clack h/o Mary Beavers.

    This cemetery was established in 1789 to serve as a final resting place for those who attended a log Baptist Church. The church was destroyed in the Civil War . In 1979 Sevierville honored the dead by establishing a small park preserving a handful of stones including a marker for the grave of Lt. Spencer Clack. No records exist for the other graves in this cemetery, which no longer exist.

    Spencer married Mary Beavers 2 Nov 1766, Loudoun County, Virginia. Mary (daughter of James Beavers and unnamed spouse) was born 12 Jan 1745, Colony of Virginia; died 14 Aug 1840, Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee; was buried Forks of the Little Pigeon Cemetery, Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  4. 35.  Mary Beavers was born 12 Jan 1745, Colony of Virginia (daughter of James Beavers and unnamed spouse); died 14 Aug 1840, Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee; was buried Forks of the Little Pigeon Cemetery, Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Mary Deabeauvilliers Clack

    Notes:

    Mary Beavers, born 1745, was a descendant of Chevalier Robert de Beauvilliers, of Amelia and Loudoun Counties, Va. The name was shortened to Beavill and later changed to Beavers when French names became unpopular during the French and Indian Wars... Thomas Beavers, died 1779, married Martha ___. Their son, Capt. James Beavers, Captain of Loudoun County Militia in the American Revolution, married ____. Their daughter, Mary Beavers, married, 1766, Hon. Spencer Clack."

    There appears to be a conflict regarding Mary's antecedents. Another source cites her heritage as German. Click on the following link to view the German lines ... http://www.geni.com/people/Thomas-Beavers/6000000001851536536

    The link cites the family name of, "Beavers", however I suggest the family name is probably the Anglicized form the German name, "Biebers" ... DAH

    Children:
    1. 17. Frances Clack was born 9 Mar 1783, (Loudon County, Virginia); died 5 Mar 1855, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Mynatt Cemetery, Halls, Knox County, Tennessee.

  5. 36.  Thomas Hall was born 1 Mar 1758, (Prince Edward County, Virginia Colony); died 21 Jul 1833, Knox County, Tennessee.

    Thomas — Nancy May Hays. Nancy was born 28 Nov 1760, Hillsboro, North Carolina; died 31 Mar 1836, Hines Valley, Knox County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  6. 37.  Nancy May Hays was born 28 Nov 1760, Hillsboro, North Carolina; died 31 Mar 1836, Hines Valley, Knox County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 18. William Nelson Hall was born 26 Sep 1788, Orange County, North Carolina; died 28 Mar 1869, Knox County, Tennessee.

  7. 40.  Christian H. Shell was born Bef 1761, Colony of Virginia (son of Jacob Shell, Sr. and Catherine LNU); died 0___ 1820, Knox County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot

    Notes:

    Biography

    Christian was probably his parent's third son. He served in the militia during the Revolution. Moved with his family from VA to Knox County, TN probably after his daughter Elizabeth was born(~1798) and was included on the tax list there by 1812 with 550 acres. He was about 60 when he died.

    Sources

    Birth date based on omission from his father's 1773 taxables, and his inclusion in the 1777 militia. Both situations normally required the subject to be at least age 16.

    Christian married Sarah Heavin 22 Oct 1785, Montgomery County, Virginia. Sarah (daughter of Howard Heavin and Ruth Hall) was born 19 Mar 1768, (Montgomery County, Virginia); died 4 Oct 1848, (Knox County, Tennessee). [Group Sheet]


  8. 41.  Sarah Heavin was born 19 Mar 1768, (Montgomery County, Virginia) (daughter of Howard Heavin and Ruth Hall); died 4 Oct 1848, (Knox County, Tennessee).

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Sarah Havens
    • Also Known As: Sarah Havins

    Children:
    1. 20. John Shell was born 5 Oct 1790, (Montgomery County) Virginia; died 4 Jul 1854, Harbison Crossroads, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Shell Cemetery, Harbison Crossroads, Knox County, Tennessee.

  9. 44.  Harris Gammon, Sr. was born 26 Sep 1757, Pittsylvania County, Virginia (son of John Gammon, Sr. and unnamed spouse); died 20 Dec 1843, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried LaRue/Gammon Cemetery, Knox County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot

    Notes:

    Parents: JOHN GAMMON SR.(mother unknown). Siblings: WILLIAM, JOHN, JAMES, AGNES (MRS. JOHN NORTON). Married: 1). ELIZABETH LEVICY 'BETTIE' BRAWNER (circa 1778). 2). ELIZABETH (MRS. MARMADUKE BOOKOUT) Nov 18, 1832. Children: 1). JOHN W., ANNA (MRS. JACOB BISHOP), LEWIS, LEAH (MRS. JAMES ROBINSON), HARRIS II, DOZIER BRAWNER, LUCY (MRS. JOHN BIBB), ALICE (MRS. JOHN COX), SARAH 'SALLY' (MRS. JOHN KEARNS), WILLIAM BRAWNER, ELIZABETH (MRS. JAMES COX). Harris served in the Revolutionary War.

    Administrative Settlement Book Volume 8 Pages 253-255 February Sessions 1844

    Will of HARRIS GAMMON

    In the name of God Amen,

    I HARRIS GAMMON Senr. Of the County of Knox and State of Tennessee being at present in a low state of health but of sound memory and in my senses do now revoke and make void all others ever made by me or in my name declare this to be my last will and testament. First of all I bequeath my soul unto God from whence it came, wishing my body to be committed to the earth in a Christian Manner and after paying all my debts and legal demands the balance and residue of my property I devise to be divided in the following manner to wit, First I give and bequeath unto my Grandson Harris Cox, son of James Cox, my main Bridle and saddle. Then out of all the notes and debts that is coming to me to be collected by my Lawful Executor and to be divided among all my Children in the following manner to wit, John Gammon two dollars, Anna Gammon now Anna Bishop two dollars, Lewis Gammon two dollars, Leah Gammon now Leah Roberson two dollars, Harris Gammon two dollars with a double pane coverlet, Dozier B. Gammon two dollars, Lucy Gammon now Lucy Bible two dollars, Ailcy Gammon now Ailcy Cox two dollars, Sarah Gammon now Sarah Karns two dollars, William B. Gammon two dollars, Elizabeth Gammon now Elizabeth Cox I give and bequeath the residue of my money and property of every description.

    I appoint my son John Gammon, Executor to this my last will and Testament of Witness whereon I set my hand & seal this 14 day of January in the year of our Lord 1843

    HARRIS GAMMON

    Signed & Sealed in the presence of John Jett
    +++++
    ("Found in the Knoxville Register dated January 17, 1844") "At the residence of James Cox in this county on the 20th of December 1843, Mr. Harris Gammon in the 87th year of his age. Another pensionar is gone. Mr. Gammon was one of a noble band engaged in the Revolutionary struggle. When in youth his active time delighted in the dangers of the tented field: and he was ever found where the enemy threatened, or duty called. When old age came on and he was so opposed by its weight that he could no longer engage in the active scenes of life, he delighted himself with the thought that he had fought for a country whose freedom had been secured and whose freedom would descend as a rich heritage to posterity: even in the decrepitude of old age, his eyes would glow with all the ardor and enthusiasm of youth, while he related the interesting scenes of a bloody war thry which he had passed. He had been a member of the Methodist church 73 years. In the heat of battle he found his God a support in the perplexity of life and a refuge and in the hoary hairs of life a peaceful comforter. He ever showed to the world that he was not ashamed of the cause he had so early espoused. When he was conscious that his end was near, he told his afflicted children and grand children, to weep not for him, that he was going to a better world, and rejoiced to the last that he could recommend the religion he had so long professed to his dying fellowmen. Thus after boldly defending the liberties of his country and earnestly contending for the Kingdom of Glory, having suffered a few days with acute pain, he sweetly fell asleep in the arms of the Blessed Saviour, leaving an example worthy of imitation."

    Harris married Elizabeth Levisa "Bettie" Brawner Abt 1778, (Virginia). Elizabeth (daughter of John Brawner and Elizabeth Triplett) was born 0___ 1760, Pittsylvania County, Virginia; died 21 Mar 1826, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried LaRue/Gammon Cemetery, Knox County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  10. 45.  Elizabeth Levisa "Bettie" Brawner was born 0___ 1760, Pittsylvania County, Virginia (daughter of John Brawner and Elizabeth Triplett); died 21 Mar 1826, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried LaRue/Gammon Cemetery, Knox County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Parents: JOHN BRAWNER & ELIZABETH TRIPLETT.

    Siblings: Unknown. Married: HARRIS GAMMON circa 1778. Children: JOHN W., ANNA (MRS. JACOB BISHOP), LEWIS, LEAH (MRS. JAMES ROBINSON), HARRIS II, DOZIER BRAWNER, LUCY (MRS. JOHN BIBB), ALICE (MRS. JOHN COX), SARAH 'SALLY' (MRS. JOHN KEARNS), WILLIAM BRAWNER, ELIZABETH (MRS. JAMES COX).

    Cemetery Info: LaRue/Gammon Cemetery:
    Located on Cunningham Road in North Knox County. The cemetery is located about 100 feet North of the road beside Walnut Hill Dog Kennels and across from the intersection of Cunningham Road and Ferndale Drive. There are six graves here with readable markers, but evidence of at least seven others exist on the site. The cemetery is on property that once belonged to Harris Gammon Senr. A Revolutionary War Veteran who located in this valley before 1800. The cemetery was copied by Robert McGinnis in March 1980 and rechecked, photographed and mapped in February 1994.

    [Headstones]

    Harris Gammon Senr. Born Pittsylvania County Virginia September 25 1757 - Died Knox County Tennessee December 20 1843 Soldier Revolutionary War

    Elizabeth Levicy (Brawner) wife of Harris Gammon Senr. Born c1760 - Died March 21 1826

    Children:
    1. 22. Harris Gammon, Jr. was born 6 May 1788, Pittsylvania County, Virginia; died 28 Sep 1857, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried LaRue/Gammon Cemetery, Knox County, Tennessee.

  11. 52.  Presley Buckner was born 6 Jun 1769, Washington County, North Carolina (son of William Buckner and Elizabeth Monroe); died 7 Jan 1838, Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana; was buried Stitt Maxwell Cemetery, Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana.

    Presley married Nancy Cox 24 May 1789, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Nancy was born 1 Apr 1771, Halifax County, Virginia; died 18 Sep 1836, Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana; was buried Stitt Maxwell Cemetery, Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana. [Group Sheet]


  12. 53.  Nancy Cox was born 1 Apr 1771, Halifax County, Virginia; died 18 Sep 1836, Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana; was buried Stitt Maxwell Cemetery, Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana.

    Notes:

    Born April 01, 1771 in Halifax County, Va, and died September 18, 1836 in Martinsville, Morgan Co. Indiana. She married PRESLEY BUCKNER May 24, 1789 in Sullivan, TN, son of WILLIAM BUCKNER and ELIZABETH MONROE. He was born June 06, 1769 in Washington County, NC, and died January 07, 1838 in Martinsville, Morgan Co. Indiana.

    Children of NANCY COX and PRESLEY BUCKNER are:
    i. THOMAS BUCKNER, d. Unknown; m. ELIZABETH STITT, November 09, 1824; d. Unknown.

    ii. WILLIAM BUCKNER, d. 1844; m. SARAH MANLEY, 1828; d. Unknown.

    iii. NANCY BUCKNER, b. April 01, 1791, Sullivan Co TN; d. November 25, 1876, Johnson Cemetery; m. GEORGE
    JOHNSON, SR, September 05, 1805, Knox Co. TN; d. Unknown.

    iv. JOHN BUCKNER, b. March 29, 1792; d. August 18, 1856; m. MALINDA PERKINS; d. Unknown.

    v. GEORGE BUCKNER, b. 1793; d. Unknown.

    vi. EZRA BUCKNER, b. August 05, 1797; d. October 28, 1861; m. ELIZABETH DUNCAN1,2, September 17, 1817; b. Abt.
    1776, Buckingham Co., Virginia3,4; d. Aft. February 24, 1861, Knox Co., Tennessee

    vii. JEHU BUCKNER, b. 1799; d. 1879; m. (1) NANCY STITT, April 22, 1822; d. Unknown; m. (2) MARY TURNER, May
    29, 1870; d. Unknown.

    viii. REBECCA BUCKNER, b. October 01, 1801; d. July 20, 1874; m. ELIJAH STITT, August 05, 1823; d. Unknown.

    Children:
    1. 26. Ezra Buckner was born 5 Aug 1797, Grainger County, Tennessee; died 28 Oct 1861, Union County, Tennessee; was buried Buckner Cemetery, Union County, Tennessee.


Generation: 7

  1. 64.  Richard Mynatt, II, The Immigrant was born 21 Oct 1729, South Molton, Devon, England (son of Richard Mynatt, Senior and Ann Tell); died 0___ 1824, Union County, Tennessee; was buried Mynatt Cemetery, Union, Union County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot
    • Residence: 1 Feb 1749, London, Middlesex, England
    • Immigration: 12 Feb 1749
    • Alt Death: 0Jul 1824, Knox County, Tennessee
    • Probate: 4 Jul 1824, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee
    • Alt Death: 6 Nov 1826, (Knox County, Tennessee)

    Notes:

    Richard Mynatt was born 1728 in London, England and died 1824 in Grainger County, TN. In 1749, he voluntarily indentured himself in order to pay for his passage to America. He was 20 years old and his indenture was to last four years. He worked as a pastry cook for the Honorable Thomas Lee,Esquire of Virginia, earning 8 pounds sterling per year.

    Richard was evidently such a great cook, that when his indenture was completed, the Lee family refused to release him. Richard Mynatt's place in history is secured by being the first indentured servant to sue successfully for release from his master, Philip Ludwell Lee, heir of Thomas Lee, on July 31, 1754.

    He married Sarah Cummings/Cummins on March 31, 1755 in Prince William Co., Virginia. Richard and Sarah lived in Virginia until 1787. They had 10 children, Leannah, William, Margaret, Elizabeth, Sarah, George, Hannah, Nancy, John and Susanna.

    During the Revolutionary War, Richard and his oldest son William both served under George Washington. Richard served as and express rider because of his age.

    In 1787, he and Sarah sold their land in Virginia and moved to Tennessee.

    Richard served two terms as door keeper in the 1795 session of the House of Representatives of the Territory of the U.S.A. south of the Ohio river for which he was paid $1.75 per day.

    Richard bought 450 acres on 15 Jun 1796 in Grainger County, Tennessee. He lived there with his family until his death.

    He signed his will in 1805, but it was not probated until 1824. Will was probated 1824 in Knox Co., TN Vol 4, p. 1, Estate Bk. #279563 1824-30.

    It is not logical that his family waited almost 20 years before probating his will so I have estimated his death year closer to the probate date. When I have definite proof of his death, I will add it to his memorial.

    Sharron Carroll

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    Richard had worked for four years beginning February 150 in the kitchen of Stratford Hall, the ancestral home of the LEE's of Virginia. He earned eight pounds sterling per year, a good wage for a cook. His place in history is secured by the fact that he was the first indentured servant to sue successfully for his release from his master, Phillip Ludwell LEE, on July 31, 1734. See the Westmoreland Orders 1752

    Richard Mynatt Jr. is the person from whom most Mynatts descend. He was born Oct 21, 1729 in London, England. He signed himself as an indentured servant of four years to the Honorable Thomas Lee of Stratford Hall Plantation in Virginia. Young Mynatt, at twenty years of age, departed England Feb 12, 1749 (1750) for the colonies in America. He was to be paid eight pounds sterling per annum as a skilled cook to Mr. Thomas Lee and was given lodging in the plantation house. Mr. Thomas Lee died on Nov 4, 1750. Richard Mynatt's servitude was willed to Thomas Lee's son, Philip Ludwell Lee, Esquire. Mynatt completed his service of indenture; yet, Philip Lee, Esq refused to release Richard Mynatt. Richard Mynatt took Philip Lee to court and sued for his freedom...which he won. Refer to Westmoreland County Court Order book 1752-1755, vol 2, page 186A, (State of Virginia) for records. Richard Mynatt Junior married Sarah Cummin(g)s on March 31, 1755 in Prince County, Virginia. Richard, Sarah and their children moved to Grainger/Knox County, Tennessee. Richard died Nov 6, 1826. Sarah died about 1805. Both are buried in the Old Mynatt Cemetery, located at base of Clinch Mountain near Blain, Grainger County, Tennessee. The marriage of Richard and Sarah produced ten children.

    Sarah Cummings was the daughter of Simon Cummings ( the "g" is omitted at times) born Feb 19. 1698/1699 in Saint Stevens Parish, North Cumberland County (now Stafford Cty), VA and died June 24, 1771 in Fauquier Cty, VA. Her mother was Elizabeth Harrell born about 1713 in Fauquier Cty, VA --no further information on Ellizabeth. Prince William Cty, VA today is called Fauquier Cty, VA.

    Richard Mynatt Senior is reputed to have been a sailor born about 1703 in London, England.

    More About Richard Mynatt:
    Burial: 1825, Mynatt Cemetery, Union County, TN.
    Military service 1: Revoluntionary War.
    Military service 2: Revoluntionary War.
    Occupation: Cook
    More About Richard Mynatt and Sarah Cummins:
    Marriage: March 31, 1755, Prince William County, VA.

    end of biography

    Richard Mynatt was born 1728 in England and died 1824 in Grainger County, TN. It is believed that his parents were Richard and Ann Tell Mynatt.

    In 1749,he voluntarily indentured himself in order to pay for his passage to America. He was 20 years old and his indenture was to last four years. He worked as a pastry cook for the Honorable Thomas Lee,Esquire of Virginia, earning 8 pounds sterling per year.

    Richard was evidently such a great cook, that when his indenture was completed, the Lee family refused to release him. Richard Mynatt's place in history is secured by being the first indentured servant to sue successfully for release from his master, Philip Ludwell Lee, heir of Thomas Lee, on July 31, 1754.

    He married Sarah Cummings/Cummins on March 31, 1755 in Prince William Co., Virginia. Richard and Sarah lived in Virginia until 1787. They had 10 children, Leannah, William, Margaret, Elizabeth, Sarah, George, Hannah, Nancy, John and Susanna.

    During the Revolutionary War, Richard and his oldest son William both served under George Washington. Richard served as an express rider because of his age. (DRAPER MANUSCRIPTS, PRESTON & VIRGINIA PAPERS, CALENDAR SERIES, VOL 1, P 173)

    In 1787, he and Sarah sold their land in Virginia and moved to Tennessee.

    Richard served two terms as door keeper in the 1795 session of the House of Representatives of the Territory of the U.S.A. south of the Ohio river for which he was paid $1.75 per day.

    Richard bought 450 acres on 15 Jun 1796 in Grainger County, Tennessee. He lived there with his family until his death.

    He signed his will in 1805, but it was not probated until 1824 in Knox Co., TN (Vol 4, p. 1, Estate Bk. #279563 1824-30).

    It is not logical that his family waited almost 20 years before probating his will so I have estimated his death year closer to the probate date. When I have definite proof of his death, I will add it to his memorial.

    Sharron Carroll

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    For more information & history on "Stratford Hall", home of the Lee Family, and where Richard worked, go to http://www.stratfordhall.org/

    Richard & Family are listed as "Tennessee Pioneers", as they were in Tennessee before its statehood in 1796...

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    Will of Richard Mynatt, July Session 1824, County Court of Knoxville, Tennessee

    The last Will and Testament of richard Mynatt, deceased, was produced to court for probate whereuopn William Mynatt and Richard Mynatt subscribing witnesses thereto -- made oath that they saw the said Richard Mynatt sign and seal said instruments of writing and head heard him pronounce, publish and declard the same to be his Last Will and Testament and that he was at the time of publishing the same of sound mind and memory to the best of their knowledge and belief, which Will is ordered to be recorded and is in the words and figures following to wit:

    "In the name of God, Amen, I, Richard Mynatt of the county of Knox and state of Tennessee being of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be God do the fourth day of July, one thousand-eight hundred and four make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in Manner Following, that is to say I will, bequeath and positively order that all my just debts be paid and the remainder of my estate, both real and personal be desposed of as follow:

    I give and bequeath to my loving son, John Mynatt all my estate, both real and personal.

    I give and bequeath to my loving daughter, Susannah Hallmark, five shillings;

    Item:

    I give and bequeath to my loving son William Mynatt, five shillings.

    Item:

    I give and bequeath to my loving son William Mynatt, five shillings.

    Item:

    I give and bequeath to my loving daughter Sarah Ann Ferguson, five shillings.

    Item:

    I give and bequeath to my loving son George Mynatt, five shillings.

    Item:

    I give and bequeath to my loving daughter Hannah Smith, five shillings.

    Item:

    I give and bequeath to my loving daughter Nancy Grimes, five shillings.

    Item:

    I give and bequeath to my loving daughter Elizabeth Wilson, five shillings.
    Item:

    and I hereby make and ordain my worthy friend, William Mynatt, executor of my Last Will and Testament in note thereof, I the said Richard Mynatt has to this my Last Will and Testament set my hand and seal the day and year as written.

    /s/ Richard Mynatt (seal)

    Signed, sealed, publishind and declared by the said Richard Mynatt, the Testator as his Last Will and Testament in the presence of as and ever present at the time of signing and sealing thereof.

    /s/ William Hankins
    /s/ William Mynatt
    /s/ Richard Mynatt"

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    "Richard was a student at Oxford University when he decided to come to America in 1749. Reportedly he wrote in a book or paper at Oxford that he would not be returning as he was coming to America."

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    Birth:
    South Molton is a small town in Devon. Map & history of South Molton... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Molton

    Residence:
    on Billiter Lane... Billiter Lane ran north-west from Fenchurch to Leadenhall, entirely in Aldgate Ward.

    Buried:
    Also known as: Thomas Mynatt Cemetery... http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2338122

    Richard married Sarah Jane Cummings 31 Mar 1755, Prince William County, Virginia. Sarah (daughter of Simon Cummins and Elizabeth Harrell) was born 13 Feb 1734, Fauquier County, Virginia; died 0___ 1806, (Union County) Tennessee; was buried Mynatt Cemetery, Union, Union County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 65.  Sarah Jane Cummings was born 13 Feb 1734, Fauquier County, Virginia (daughter of Simon Cummins and Elizabeth Harrell); died 0___ 1806, (Union County) Tennessee; was buried Mynatt Cemetery, Union, Union County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Birth: Feb. 13, 1734
    Fauquier County
    Virginia, USA
    Death: 1806
    Tennessee, USA

    Sara was the daughter of Simon and Elizabeth Harrell Cummings. She married Richard Mynatt March 31. 1755 in Prince William County, Virginia. Together, they had ten children, Leannah, William, Margaret, Elizabeth, Sarah Ann, George Cummings, Hannah, Nancy, Susanah, and John Wesley

    Family links:
    Spouse:
    Richard Mynatt (1728 - 1823)*

    Children:
    Leannah Mynatt Hallmark (1756 - 1805)*
    William C Mynatt (1757 - 1831)*
    Margaret Mynatt (1759 - 1779)*
    Sarah Ann Mynatt Ferguson (1764 - 1833)*
    George Cummings Mynatt (1767 - 1803)*
    Susannah Mynatt Hallmark-Irwin (1773 - 1825)*
    John Wesley Mynatt (1774 - 1827)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    Mynatt Cemetery
    Union
    Union County
    Tennessee, USA

    Created by: Sharron Carroll`
    Record added: Nov 30, 2011
    Find A Grave Memorial# 81266393

    Children:
    1. Leannah Mynatt was born 0___ 1756; died 0___ 1805.
    2. 32. William Cummings Mynatt was born 21 Dec 1757, Prince William County, Virginia; died 13 Jan 1831, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Mynatt Cemetery, Halls, Knox County, Tennessee.
    3. Margaret Mynatt was born 0___ 1759; died 0___ 1779.
    4. Sarah Ann Mynatt was born 0___ 1764; died 0___ 1833.
    5. George Cummings Mynatt was born 0___ 1767; died 0___ 1803.
    6. Susannah Mynatt was born 0___ 1773; died 0___ 1825.
    7. John Wesley Mynatt was born 0___ 1774; died 0___ 1827.

  3. 68.  John Clack was born 9 Jan 1721, Gloucester County, Virginia (son of James Clack and Mary Sterling); died 0___ 1786, Brunswick County, Virginia.

    Notes:

    Click on the following link to view John's antecedents & siblings ... http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Person:John_Clack_%281%29

    John represented Servier County when the Tennessee State Constitution was written...

    1796 Tennessee State Convention

    It will be noticed that at this date there were only three middle Tennessee counties, the three last named. Their population was 11,924, of which 2,466 were slaves, and twenty-six free negroes.

    The convention was organized by the election of William Blount, president; William McLin, secretary, and John Sevier, Jr., reading and engrossing clerk. John Rhea was appointed door-keeper. On motion it was ordered that the next morning's session commence with prayer, and that a sermon be delivered by Reverend Samuel Carrick. After resolving on the second day that $1.50 per day and $1.00 for every thirty miles traveled coming to and returning from the convention, was sufficient for each member's service; , the following individuals-two members from each county-were named as members of a committee to ,draft a constitution

    Blount County: Daniel Craig and Joseph Black.
    Davidson County: Andrew Jackson and John McNairy.
    Greene County: Samuel Frazier and William Rankin.
    Hawkins County: Thomas Henderson and William Cocke.
    Jefferson County: Joseph Anderson and William Roddye.
    Knox County: William Blount and Charles McClung.
    Sullivan County: William C. C. Claiborne and John Rhea.
    Sumner County: D. Shelby and Daniel Smith.
    Sevier County: John Clack and Samuel Wear.
    Tennessee County: Thomas Johnson and William Fort.
    Washington County: John Tipton and James Stuart.

    After completing the labor which had brought it together, the convention adjourned February 6, 1796, the session having lasted twenty-seven days.

    The constitution adopted was declared by Thomas Jefferson the .least imperfect and most republican system of government which had been adopted by any of the American states. But he must have arrived .at that conclusion hurriedly. It was unrepublican and unjust. It was framed by landowners-and that meant the land speculators. Consider the monstrous provision that all lands should be taxed equal and uniform in such manner that no one hundred acres should be taxed higher than any other, except town lots, which should not be taxed higher than two hundred acres of land each. (The principle was later adopted (in the Constitution of 1834) of taxing lands as well as other property according to their value.) The bulk of the best lands were in the hands of a few men and located nearest Nashville, Knoxville, Jonesboro and other villages; this system of taxation enabled them to hold the lands. More than that, the general assembly, whose members were nearly all drawn from the leisure class and who had the time to be -candidates and the means to be successful, was given despotic powerit elected all judges, state attorneys and justices of the peace. The wealthy class could readily go to the seat of government and see that magistrates (who composed the county court) acceptable to them and their interests were appointed.

    The time has never been when the masses could afford not to keep an eye on their public servants.

    References:

    Tyler, Lyon Gardiner. Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography . (New York, New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co., c1915).

    Clack, John, was a burgess from Brunswick county in the place of Edmund Goodrich, who had accepted the office of sheriff, in the sessions of November 1, 1759, and of 1760 and 1761. Married Mary Kennon, and left issue. He was a brother of sterling Clack (q. v.).

    Retrieved from ""

    John married Mary Kennon 0___ 1743, (Gloucester County, Virginia). Mary (daughter of Richard Kennon and Agnes Bolling) was born 29 Jan 1728, Gloucester County, Virginia; died 0___ 1794, Brunswick County, Virginia. [Group Sheet]


  4. 69.  Mary Kennon was born 29 Jan 1728, Gloucester County, Virginia (daughter of Richard Kennon and Agnes Bolling); died 0___ 1794, Brunswick County, Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 29 Jan 1727, Chesterfield, Henrico County, Virginia

    Children:
    1. 34. Spencer D. Clack was born 28 Mar 1746, Loudoun County, Virginia; died 9 Jul 1832, Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee; was buried Forks of the Little Pigeon Cemetery, Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee.

  5. 70.  James Beavers was born (ABT 1719), (Colony of Virginia) (son of Thomas Beavers and Martha LNU).

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Revolutionary War Patriot

    James — unnamed spouse. [Group Sheet]


  6. 71.  unnamed spouse
    Children:
    1. 35. Mary Beavers was born 12 Jan 1745, Colony of Virginia; died 14 Aug 1840, Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee; was buried Forks of the Little Pigeon Cemetery, Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee.

  7. 80.  Jacob Shell, Sr. was born 6 Mar 1718, Germany (son of Michael Schell, Sr. and Veronica LNU); died 0___ 1802, Montgomery County, Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Farming
    • Religion: Lutheran Calvinist
    • Residence: Shenandoah County, Virginia
    • Also Known As: Jacob Schell, Sr.
    • Also Known As: Jacob Scholl
    • Also Known As: Jacob Shaul, Sr.
    • Also Known As: Jacob Shull
    • Alt Birth: Abt 1720, Pennsylvania
    • Immigration: 0___ 1738, Germany
    • Immigration: 0___ 1738, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Possessions: 0___ 1752; Montgomery County, Virginia
    • Possessions: 0___ 1787; Montgomery County, Virginia
    • Will: 17 Feb 1795, Montgomery County, Virginia
    • Probate: 2 Sep 1802, Montgomery County, Virginia

    Notes:

    Biography

    The Rev. Ulysses S. A. Heavener concluded in 1929 that the Philip Jacob Scholl(with brother Peter) who arrived in Philadelphia in 1738 was the same Jacob Shull/Shell who settled the New River in VA, but more recent evidence suggests they were not the same man.

    Pending a DNA match with Jacob's brother's descendants, circumstantial evidence suggests he was the eldest son of Michael Schell, Sr., German immigrant of Upper Hanover township, Montgomery County, PA who came to the colony about 1730. Jacob's birth date is annotated in Michael's family bible, and coincides with his age at death from other sources. He probably married Catherine ? in Goshenhoppen about 1744/5. She was probably from a family that were neighbors to the Shells there. A baptism record for 'Jacob Shel' at Goshenhoppen(1745) coincides with the birth of his eldest child Gertrude. Also, the last PA land record that included Jacob and his wife 'K/Catherine' was in 1751--about the time they probably left for the Valley of Virginia.

    The internet is rife with assigning a Catherine Clasmeier as Jacob Shell's wife, based on the mention of both their names in her father's Berk County, PA will of 1799. The question is which Jacob Shell/Schell was Miss Clasmeier married to? At the time of the will there were apparently two in the area: Jacob Shell, son of Michael Shell, Jr.; and a cousin also named Jacob, son of John Shell/Schell. The first was married to a Catherine ? based on baptism records of their children at the New Goshenhoppen Reformed Church. Based on the same source, the second Jacob was apparently married to an Anna Maria Wohnsittler. Jacob Shell, eldest son of Michael Shell, Sr. had moved to VA when Michael's will was written in 1768 and was more likely of the same generation as Catherine Clasmeier's father. The Jacob of Virginia was married to another Catherine whose family were likely neighbors of the Shells in the vicinity of NE Montgomery County, PA.

    The only first hand account of Jacob's past comes from a testimony by one of his grandsons in the 'Shell Sketch of 1871'. John Henry Shell(1793-1885) said Jacob came from 'Canicogee', but that wouldn't have been an established place when he likely made his way up the Shenandoah Valley in the 1750s. More likely, John Henry was describing the direction from which Jacob came from PA as he entered the Valley. Its unknown why John Henry did not include more of Jacob's life and pedigree before then, but it could be because of a bias on his branch of the family(Jacob, Jr.) that by then (some 120 years later) was entrenched in Montgomery County, VA. There is some evidence other families(Bingaman?) from or near Goshenhoppen migrated to Virginia about the same time as Jacob or sent word back to him of the prospects.

    Jacob homesteaded on the horseshoe bend of the New River near Blacksburg, VA in the early 1750s. The Shawnee drove him back to the Shenandoah Valley(near Peaked Mountain) for several years before he was able to return permanently in the early 1770s. His homesite now sits below the Radford Arsenal, a restricted military industrial complex.

    Jacob provided succor to the governor, and fought with his eldest son Jacob, Jr. in Dunmore's War of 1774.

    Jacob's family was accused of being Tories during the Revolution, but they were more likely just luke-warm patriots. The zealous local leaders apparently expected more from them toward the cause, but the Shells were more concerned about the Indian threat than the Redcoats. However, records show Jacob's three sons were in the militia and possibly fought against the British and Tory factions in North Carolina.

    Of his three sons: Jacob, Jr.'s family stayed on the homestead and in the area for a few generations. John Shell settled across the river in present day Pulaski County. When he died, his widow and all his children moved to Miami county OH about 1811. Christian Shell lived north in Giles county before moving his family to Knox county, TN about 1800.

    The variations in recorded surnames are tricky. In PA the Schells were in some records also 'Shell.' In VA Jacob was Shull early on, then later Shell, but hardly any of the family were recorded as Schell. Later generations added the 'c' to the surname, apparently to re-identify with their German heritage.

    Sources

    Birth Record from notes in father Michael Schell's Luther edition bible[Special Collection of the Mennonite Hitorical Library, Goshen Indiana]

    Baptism record : (1745) 'Aug 25, Daughter, parents Jacob Schel and wife. Witness, Ann Gertrant Griesemer.'[Church records of the New Goshenhoppen Reformed Congregation, Upper Hanover township, Montgomery County, PA. Translated and edited by William J. Hinke, from the Pennsylvania-german Society Annual Report. 1917]

    Jacob Shell and 'Katherine his wife' sell land to (father) Michael Shell, 18 May 1751. [Philadelphia County Deed Book, H14, p. 507-510]

    Michael Shell's will, executed 19 Feb 1770 [On file at Philadelphia County Clerk] Mentions his 'Eldest son Jacob Shell now an Inhabitant of Virginia'.

    'Sketch of the Shell Family', by John Henry Shell, as told to John William Shell, 1871.[Historical Society of Pennsylvania, also Virginia Tech Library--Special Collections]

    'The German New river settlement: Virginia', 1929, by Rev. S. A. Heavener.

    'Early Adventurers on the Western Waters, Virginia', Vols. 1-5, by Mary Kegley, 1980.

    Numerous court and deed records including Jacob Shell/Shull in Augusta and Montgomery County, VA. Jacob's will executed September, 1802 in Montgomery county.[on file, Clerk of the Court]

    Jacob Shell's Fort and Settlement-1769

    Jacob Shell (Shull-Scholl) was born in Pennsylvania in 1720 at "Canico Gee" as it is written in an old Shell manuscript. This is the phonetic spelling of Conococheague Creek which was in central Pennsylvania and empties into the Potomac near Williamsport. It lies north of Hagerstown and was a fur trading center where traders gathered. When a young man Jacob came from there to Shenandoah country in Virginia. (Shell Sketch, VPI & SU, Special Collections) To the Conococheague in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, near present Chambersburg, had also come Dr. Robert Pepper, a doctor from Ireland, who later moved to the Roanoke valley. His son Samuel moved to New River. The Peppers probably settled near and knew the Shells in Pennsylvania. Later there was intermarriage among them on New River. (Jesse Pepper, Letter)

    In the early 1740s or before, a Peter Scholl-Shull was settled in the vicinity of Peaked Mountain and Naked Creek where William Burk lived and reared his sons, Thomas and John and other children. Was there any relation between these Shulls--Peter and Jacob?

    By 1752 Jacob Shell-Shull was leaving Shenandoah country and moving again, this time to New River where he stayed several years. Shell bought land in the Patton grant on Crab Creek that Patton had sold to Ebenezer Waistcoat-Westcott. This was in bottomland and higher land along New

    River beside Augustine and Henry Price and Adam Wall and sister Apel Wall. On his high ridges Shell put his house, fort and settlement. These places today are on the Montgomery County side of New River in the Radford Arsenal grounds. (Jim Price Interview)

    Indian hostility drove the settlers from New River in 1755. The Shells write, "Owing to Indian hostility Jacob went back to Shenandoah and stayed fourteen years." (Shell Sketch). Shell's neighbors Augustine and Henry Price fled also to Shenandoah. Waistcoat-Westcott went to the Carolinas. (CH,III 451-52)

    After fourteen years away from New River, according to the Shell manuscript, Shell returned in 1769 to Crab Creek of the New. At the Treaty of Fort Stanwix this land was bought from the Iroquois. George Taylor and Thomas Burk buy land from Shell at this place in 1769. (Augusta Dd Bk 15, 282)

    ...

    Jacob Shull-Shell was a small land developer, possibly an agent for the Loyal Company. He brought with him a large family as well as others such as Burks and Davidsons.

    A descendant says, "Shell collected a force to aid him in driving away the Indians from the section where he wished to settle. At the same place he settled was a fort". (Shell Sketch)

    It is believed by this author that in 1769 Thomas Burk and possibly brother John Burk were in Jacob Shell's force he brought with him from Shenandoah.

    Shell may have fortified his New River home in 1754 when the Indians first ordered the settlers to leave New River. When he returned to New River fourteen years later in 1769 he surely enlarged upon his former settlement. His "fort", remnants of which could be seen in 1871 on the farm of J.A.

    Shell, was on a knoll above New River on the present Radford Arsenal grounds. On a plateau, south of present Stroubles Creek, it had a commanding view of New River and was near where in 1990 is the Three Flags entrance to the arsenal.

    In the early 1750s a "new road" had been built by Shells place. It became known as the Pepper's Ferry Road. (Jim Price Interview, Aug 4, 1990) This road runs through the present Radford Arsenal grounds and is not open to the public.

    After the Indian War Shell came back to his land with a convenient access road, and brought with him other people and established the Shellville settlement. Near this Shellville settlement, strung up and down the river from it, were a number of Irish families, the Peppers, Burks and Davidsons. The Davidsons probably helped Shell in fort construction. After they left Crab Creek the John Goolman and William Davidson family went directly to Cove Creek, tributary of Bluestone, three miles above its mouth and built Davidson's fort. (William Davidson, Pension)

    Jacob Shell reared eleven children. In 1787 his son Jacob Jr. married Mary or Polly Burk. (Shell Sketch) She was the daughter of Joseph Burk and granddaughter of Burkes Garden James Burk. (Montgomery County Marriage Record 1777-1853 p.22) Joseph Burk and wife Margaret Grant lived on New River near the Peppers What relation James Burk, his son Joseph and granddaughter Mary are to Thomas Burk, son of Peaked Mountain William, is unknown.

    The Shell Family in Local Records

    1753 The Community Settlements-First At Draper
    From Early Adventurers on the Western Waters, vol. 1
    "The survey for 7,500 acres was made by John Buchanan in the fall of 1747 and the subdivision by William Preston in the spring and summer of 1753. Among the settlers already in the boundary and on the borders were ... Jacob Shell ...”

    "Down the river opposite the Horshoe, Jacob Shell had an appreciative eye for several tracts of fine land including more than 700 acres ... There is a whole chapter of neighborhood history connected with the Shells, Havens and Walls.."

    1767 JACOB SHELL, 200 acres from Ebenezer Westcott (Westcoat) of South Carolina, by attorney Jacob Miller, Jr., and mortgage to Thomas Burk

    1767 Ebenezer Westcoat and Jacob Shell sold Jacob Lorton 656 acres

    1771 Tithables for 1771-A List of Tithables in the Lower District of the New River
    ...Jacob Shull...

    1774 Captain Joseph Cloyd's Company, 1774
    ...Jacob Shull...

    1774 "Mr. Samuel Shannon rec’d of Mr. Jacob Shell foure diets and foder for five horses and half bus. of corn and this acomt is on the books Dec 16, 1774, W.Ingles"

    1774 "In 1774 the Auditor's Accounts for the Dunmore's War show that James Byrn served as a sergeant for three days and received pay at the rate of 2/6 per day. Twelve men served with him as follows:...Jacob Shull, Jr.

    1777 Captain John Taylor's Company of Militia
    ...Jacob Shull
    John Shull
    Christian Shull...

    1775 Mar 7 Among others, Jacob Shell and Jacob Shell, Jr ordered to work and the local road in repair

    1775 Jacob Shell (Shull) assignee of John Shepherd, 300 acres mouth of Fishing Run of New River, settled
    1775

    1779 List of Captain James Byrn's Company of Militia
    ...Jacob Shul
    Jacob Shul
    Christian Shul
    Jacob Shul listed as not fit.

    1782 March 2, JACOB SHELL, SENR., assignee of Wm. Preston, assignee of George May, 330 acres joining the land he lives on and to extend toward Keesy's land (withdrawn)

    1782 Sep 24 JACOB SHELL, assignee of John Shepherd, Commissioner's certificate, 300 acres at the mouth of Fishing Run of New River

    1782 Nov 14 JACOB SHULL (SHELL), SENR., state warrant for 407 acres, enters 300 acres joining land he lives on and to extend toward Keasy's land to include improvements made by Shull (Shell)

    1782 Nov 14 James Heavin, assignee of Jacob Shull (Shell) Senr., 107 acres on New River joining his own land

    1782 Dec 24 JACOB SHULL (Shell), Senr., assignee of Walter Crockett, attorney for James Clark, on state warrants for 500 acres enters 300 acres on west side of Keysey's land and joining his former entry on waters of New River

    1782 Jacob Shell helped appraise John Haven's estate

    1786 Burk, Joseph, administration granted Margett (sic) Burk and Jacob Shell Oct 24, 1786. Appraisal taken 11/25/86

    1785 JACOB SHELL release from Augustine Price and Charles Rush of Rockingham County. In 1769 there was a mortgage between Jacob Shell and Thomas Burk for 200 acres which Shell purchased from Ebenezer Westcoat. In 1770 Burk assigned the mortgage to Price and Rush.

    1787 JACOB SHELL, JR., 464 acres east side of New River on both sides of mouth of Fishing Run, part of two entries, one a certificate of settlement from the Commissioners and other Treasury Warrant, 1787, and corner to Edward Billups; 1798, 555 acres inclusive survey, and 370 acres Strouble's Creek, parts made up from Treasury Warrants

    1787 JACOB SHELL from James Thompson, 487 acres Back Creek

    1787 Samuel McCraw, 2,500 acres adjoining Jacob Shull (Shell)

    1795 (app.) Captain John Preston's Company of Militia
    Jacob Shell
    Christian Shell

    Last will of Jacob Shaul, Sen'r of Montgomery...

    Wife: Cathrine

    Sons: Jacob Shaul-land adj John Preston on Shubels Creek: John Shaull

    Daughters: Catharine, Elizabeth, Gertrude Williams, Fanny Wall, Molley Heve, Peggy Salles, Barbary Harvin, Nancy Taylor

    Signed: 17 February 1795 Jacob Shaull X=his mark

    Witnesses: Adam Wall, William Heavin, Benj. Sperry and Samuel Spery (X=his mark)

    Recorded: September 1802

    "The last will and testament of Jacob Shell deceased was presented in court and proved by the oath of William Hervin a witness thereto, who says that Benjamin Sperry and Samuel Sperry attested the same in the presence and at the request of the testator: John Preston James Sallust and William Howin made oath that the attestatium in the name of Adam Wall they varily believe to be the hand writing of Adam Wall deceased and thereupon it is ordered to be recorded. And on the montion of Jacob Shell one of the executors therein named who made oath, and entered into bond, will securily accoriding be said certificate is granted him for obtaining aprobate thereof in due form. See order of March Court 1810.

    Teste: Charles Taylor, CMC."

    Click this link to view his issue: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~swva/The%20Descendants%20of%20Jacob%20Shell.htm

    Jacob married Catherine LNU Bef 1745, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Catherine was born Abt 1725, (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). [Group Sheet]


  8. 81.  Catherine LNU was born Abt 1725, (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).
    Children:
    1. 40. Christian H. Shell was born Bef 1761, Colony of Virginia; died 0___ 1820, Knox County, Tennessee.

  9. 82.  Howard Heavin was born 9 Oct 1734, Kent County, Virginia, British Colonies of North America (son of John Heavin and Sarah Base); died 23 Apr 1809, Montgomery County, Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Howard Haven
    • Also Known As: Howard Havins

    Howard married Ruth Hall 1 Sep 1758, Montgomery County, Virginia. Ruth was born (1732-1737), (Montgomery County, Virginia); died 23 Apr 1809, Montgomery County, Virginia. [Group Sheet]


  10. 83.  Ruth Hall was born (1732-1737), (Montgomery County, Virginia); died 23 Apr 1809, Montgomery County, Virginia.
    Children:
    1. 41. Sarah Heavin was born 19 Mar 1768, (Montgomery County, Virginia); died 4 Oct 1848, (Knox County, Tennessee).

  11. 88.  John Gammon, Sr. (son of John Gammon and Elizabeth Smith).

    John — unnamed spouse. [Group Sheet]


  12. 89.  unnamed spouse
    Children:
    1. 44. Harris Gammon, Sr. was born 26 Sep 1757, Pittsylvania County, Virginia; died 20 Dec 1843, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried LaRue/Gammon Cemetery, Knox County, Tennessee.

  13. 90.  John Brawner was born 2 Apr 1735, Charles County, Province of Maryland (son of Edward Brawner and Anna Ball); died 0___ 1797.

    John — Elizabeth Triplett. Elizabeth was born 0___ 1736, Prince William County, Virginia; died 0___ 1800, La Plata, Charles County, Maryland. [Group Sheet]


  14. 91.  Elizabeth Triplett was born 0___ 1736, Prince William County, Virginia; died 0___ 1800, La Plata, Charles County, Maryland.
    Children:
    1. 45. Elizabeth Levisa "Bettie" Brawner was born 0___ 1760, Pittsylvania County, Virginia; died 21 Mar 1826, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried LaRue/Gammon Cemetery, Knox County, Tennessee.

  15. 104.  William Buckner died 0___ 1716.

    William — Elizabeth Monroe. [Group Sheet]


  16. 105.  Elizabeth Monroe
    Children:
    1. 52. Presley Buckner was born 6 Jun 1769, Washington County, North Carolina; died 7 Jan 1838, Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana; was buried Stitt Maxwell Cemetery, Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana.
    2. Elizabeth Buckner was born Yorktown, York County, Virginia.


Generation: 8

  1. 128.  Richard Mynatt, Senior was born ~ 1703, Newbury, Berkshire, England; died (Newbury, Berkshire, England).

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Sailor

    Notes:

    Birth:
    Map & History of Newbury... http://bit.ly/1iMgFgG

    Died:
    Map & History of Newbury... http://bit.ly/1iMgFgG

    Richard married Ann Tell 0___ 1755, Newbury, Berkshire, England. Ann was born ~ 1710, Newbury, Berkshire, England; died ~ 1789, Middlesex, England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 129.  Ann Tell was born ~ 1710, Newbury, Berkshire, England; died ~ 1789, Middlesex, England.

    Notes:

    Ann Tell
    Born about 1710 in Newbury, Berkshire, Englandmap
    Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
    [sibling(s) unknown]
    Wife of Richard Mynatt — married 1755 in Newbury, Berkshire, Englandmap
    DESCENDANTS descendants
    Mother of Richard Mynatt
    Died about 1789 in Christ Church, Spitalfields, Middlesex, Englandmap
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    Biography

    Sources

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    Notes:

    Married:
    Map & History of Newbury... http://bit.ly/1iMgFgG

    Children:
    1. 64. Richard Mynatt, II, The Immigrant was born 21 Oct 1729, South Molton, Devon, England; died 0___ 1824, Union County, Tennessee; was buried Mynatt Cemetery, Union, Union County, Tennessee.

  3. 130.  Simon Cummins was born 19 Feb 1698, Northumberland County, Virgina Colony; died 19 Apr 1771, Fauquier County, Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 0___ 1700, England
    • Probate: 24 Jun 1771

    Notes:

    To view Simon's antecedents, go to:

    http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/u/g/Jerry-Huggins/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0097.html or

    http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Cummins-176

    Birth:
    in Saint Stephens Parish...

    Simon married Elizabeth Harrell ~ 1731. Elizabeth (daughter of Daniel Harrell and NFN Smith) was born 0___ 1713, Fauquier County, Virginia; died 0___ 1780, Fauquier County, Virginia. [Group Sheet]


  4. 131.  Elizabeth Harrell was born 0___ 1713, Fauquier County, Virginia (daughter of Daniel Harrell and NFN Smith); died 0___ 1780, Fauquier County, Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 0___ 1704, Westmoreland County, Virginia

    Notes:

    Birth:
    at Stratford...

    Children:
    1. 65. Sarah Jane Cummings was born 13 Feb 1734, Fauquier County, Virginia; died 0___ 1806, (Union County) Tennessee; was buried Mynatt Cemetery, Union, Union County, Tennessee.

  5. 136.  James Clack was born 0___ 1698, Ware Parish, Gloucester, Virginia (son of James Clack, Sr., The Immigrant and Jane Rolfe Bolling); died 29 Jun 1757, St. Andrew Parish, Brunswick County, Virginia.

    Notes:

    Captain James Clack was born about 1690 in Ware Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia. He died on Jun 29 1757 in Near Lawrenceville, Brunswick County, Virginia. James Clack lived the first half of his life in Gloucester County before moving west to Brunswick County prior to 1745. There he lived on his plantation near the county seat of Lawrenceville, in St. Andrew's Parish.

    He must have been quite prosperous as he left thirty-seven slaves in his will, a considerable number for that time and place. He was married to Mary Sterling in 1720.

    Mary Sterling was born in 1699 in Fredericksville, Gloucester County, Virginia. She died about May 1 1763 in St. Andrews Parish, Brunswick County, Virginia. Children were:

    i. Jane Clack was born on Jan 9 1721 in Gloucester County, Virginia. She died in 1792.
    ii. Mary "Molly" Clack was born in 1724.
    iii. Stirling Clack was born in 1725 in Gloucester County, Virginia. He died before Mar 26 1751 in Lawrenceville, Brunswick County, Virginia.
    iv. James Clack was born in 1727 in Gloucester County, Virginia.
    v. Colonel John Clack was born in 1729 in Gloucester County, Virginia. He died in 1784.
    vi. Sarah Clack.
    vii. Elizabeth "Betty" Clack was born in 1733 in Gloucester County, Virginia. She died in 1771.
    viii. William Clack was born on Oct 16 1736 in Brunswick County, Virginia. He died in 1802.
    ix. Dorothy "Dolly" Clack was born in 1739. She died in 1763.
    x. Moses Clack was born in 1741.

    James married Mary Sterling 1719-1720, Gloucester County, Virginia. Mary (daughter of John Sterling and Mary Martin) was born 23 Apr 1700, Gloucester County, Virginia; died 23 May 1763, St. Andrew's Parish, Brunswick County, Virginia. [Group Sheet]


  6. 137.  Mary Sterling was born 23 Apr 1700, Gloucester County, Virginia (daughter of John Sterling and Mary Martin); died 23 May 1763, St. Andrew's Parish, Brunswick County, Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 0___ 1699, Fredericksville, Gloucester County, Virginia
    • Death: 0___ 1763, St. Andrew's Church, Colyton, Devonshire, England

    Children:
    1. 68. John Clack was born 9 Jan 1721, Gloucester County, Virginia; died 0___ 1786, Brunswick County, Virginia.

  7. 138.  Richard Kennon was born 5 Dec 1684, Henrico County, Virginia; died 0___ 1736, Charles City County, Virginia; was buried Henrico County, Virginia.

    Notes:

    Birth:
    at Conjurer's Neck...

    Buried:
    at Conjurer's Neck...

    Richard married Agnes Bolling 0___ 1719, Chesterfield, Henrico County, Virginia. Agnes (daughter of Robert Bolling, The Immigrant and Ann Meriweather Stith) was born 30 Nov 1700, Kippax, Hopewell, Hopewell City, Virginia; died 0___ 1762, Henrico County, Virginia. [Group Sheet]


  8. 139.  Agnes Bolling was born 30 Nov 1700, Kippax, Hopewell, Hopewell City, Virginia (daughter of Robert Bolling, The Immigrant and Ann Meriweather Stith); died 0___ 1762, Henrico County, Virginia.

    Notes:

    Died:
    at Conjurer's Neck...

    Children:
    1. 69. Mary Kennon was born 29 Jan 1728, Gloucester County, Virginia; died 0___ 1794, Brunswick County, Virginia.

  9. 140.  Thomas Beavers died 0___ 1779, Commonwealth of Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Thomas Beavill

    Notes:

    Partial List of Tithables - Deep and Flatt Creeks Amelia County Virginia, 1744 (There are several others that are undreadable on the original tythes list.)

    ...Daniel Beavill Thomas Beavill

    Thomas — Martha LNU. [Group Sheet]


  10. 141.  Martha LNU
    Children:
    1. 70. James Beavers was born (ABT 1719), (Colony of Virginia).

  11. 160.  Michael Schell, Sr. was born Abt 1693, Germany; died 14 Oct 1769, Montgomery County, Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Shoe Maker
    • Will: 27 May 1768, Montgomery County, Virginia
    • Probate: 11 Feb 1770, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Notes:

    Biography

    A 'shoemaker'. Immigrated from Germany to Philadelphia by about 1730 and settled in the Goshenhoppen area of NE Montgomery County, PA. Vital data computed from journal entry by David Schultz on 14 Oct 1769: 'Old Michael Shell died of a stroke. He collapsed at Jacob Miller's. The jury was held by Antes. He was about 76 years old and was buried on the 16th.' A modern cenotaph for Michael was placed at the New Goshenhoppen Reformed Church for him and his youngest son John. However, the dates shown(1675 -1770) for Michael are incorrect. The birth date is probably based on a Michael Shole, Sr. born in 1675(different person). The cenotaph death date may have been based on the date of Michael Schell's probate(Feb 1770).

    Sources

    David Schultze's journal at the Schwenkfelder Museum and Library. Schultze was a friend of the Shell family and lived near them. Michael Shell's will probated in Philadelphia 19 Feb, 1770.[PA court records].

    Michael married Veronica LNU Germany. Veronica was born Abt 1700, Germany; died Bef 1764, (Montgomery County, Virginia). [Group Sheet]


  12. 161.  Veronica LNU was born Abt 1700, Germany; died Bef 1764, (Montgomery County, Virginia).

    Notes:

    Biography

    Unknown when she died. The latest land deed that included her name was in 1757. After she died, Michael remarried in Aug 1764. Not to be confused with her daughter-in-law Veronica Lauer married to Michael Schell, Jr.

    Sources

    Marriage record with Magdalena Hermin on 21 Aug 1764.
    Michael Shell's will of 27 May 1768 mentions his late wife 'Veronica', then living wife Magdalena.

    Children:
    1. 80. Jacob Shell, Sr. was born 6 Mar 1718, Germany; died 0___ 1802, Montgomery County, Virginia.

  13. 164.  John Heavin was born 0___ 1700, Ireland; died Christiansburg, Montgomery County, Virginia.

    Notes:

    Clik here to view alternate event citations for John (Heavin) Havens, Sr. ... http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Heavin-3

    John — Sarah Base. Sarah was born Abt 1704, (Ireland); died (Christiansburg, Montgomery County, Virginia). [Group Sheet]


  14. 165.  Sarah Base was born Abt 1704, (Ireland); died (Christiansburg, Montgomery County, Virginia).
    Children:
    1. 82. Howard Heavin was born 9 Oct 1734, Kent County, Virginia, British Colonies of North America; died 23 Apr 1809, Montgomery County, Virginia.

  15. 176.  John Gammon was born 0___ 1730 (son of Robert Gammon and Suzanne Cartwright); died 0___ 1807.

    John — Elizabeth Smith. Elizabeth was born 0___ 1706; died 27 Jan 1740. [Group Sheet]


  16. 177.  Elizabeth Smith was born 0___ 1706; died 27 Jan 1740.
    Children:
    1. 88. John Gammon, Sr.

  17. 180.  Edward Brawner was born 0___ 1682, Charles County, Province of Maryland (son of Henry Brawner and Mary Brock); died 5 Sep 1767, La Plata, Charles County, Province of Maryland.

    Edward — Anna Ball. [Group Sheet]


  18. 181.  Anna Ball
    Children:
    1. 90. John Brawner was born 2 Apr 1735, Charles County, Province of Maryland; died 0___ 1797.