John Rupert "Jupe" Mynatt, Jr.

John Rupert "Jupe" Mynatt, Jr.

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John Rupert "Jupe" Mynatt, Jr.John Rupert "Jupe" Mynatt, Jr.

    John married Gail Janice Hildebrand [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Brenda Gail Mynatt was born 19 Sep 1959, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan; died 26 Apr 1994, Wheeeling, Lake County, Illinois; was buried Napierville Cemetery, Napierville, DuPage County, Illinois.
    2. Rhonda Jean Mynatt
    3. John Edwin "Johnnie" Mynatt
    4. Douglas James Mynatt

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  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]


  2. 3.  Eula James "Mommie" HansardEula James "Mommie" Hansard was born 23 Nov 1914, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee (daughter of James Barton Hansard and Mary Elizabeth Myrtle "Myrtle" Burch); died 12 Nov 2010, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida.

    Other Events:

    • Cremated: Lake Worth, Palm Beach County, Florida

    Notes:

    EULA HANSARD MYNATT 1914 - 2010

    Mommie loved her garden and has now gone to be with her life's flowers, husband, John and daughter, Jean and just eleven days short of her 95th birthday.

    Our Tennessee Belle met and married John Mynatt and moved to Detroit. There she raised her three children John, Jean and Sheila. Her beloved John passed in a premature death and she persevered by working and providing for her children.

    After retirement she moved to Florida where she enjoyed many frequent and happy visits from her family. Ultimately her entire family moved to Florida to be with her - a testament to her family's love and devotion...

    Our precious Mommie is bereaved by her doting son, John, adoring daughter, Sheila, her eight grand-children and twelve great-grand-children.

    Friends may visit from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Wednesday, November 17 at the funeral home. Chapel Services will begin at 1:00 PM. Dorsey-E. Earl Smith,Memory Gardens Funeral Home3041 Kirk Road,Lake Worth, FL 33461

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

    Cremated:
    Memorial Gardens

    Died:
    at home under hospice care...

    Notes:

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

    Children:
    1. 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: 3

  1. 4.  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. 5.  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. 2. 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.

  3. 6.  James Barton HansardJames Barton Hansard was born 30 Nov 1878, Sandlick, Claiborne County, Tennessee (son of Peter Markham Hansard and Nancy Lester); died 9 Jul 1936, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Birth:
    Map & History of Claiborne County, Tennessee...http://bit.ly/1h9Gpqq

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

    James married Mary Elizabeth Myrtle "Myrtle" Burch 21 Dec 1904, Claiborne County, Tennessee. Mary (daughter of William Houston Burch and Sarah M. Heath) was born 18 Feb 1877, Claiborne County, Tennessee; died 14 Dec 1960, Merced, Merced County, California; was buried Greenwood Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Mary Elizabeth Myrtle "Myrtle" BurchMary Elizabeth Myrtle "Myrtle" Burch was born 18 Feb 1877, Claiborne County, Tennessee (daughter of William Houston Burch and Sarah M. Heath); died 14 Dec 1960, Merced, Merced County, California; was buried Greenwood Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Birth:
    Map & History of Claiborne County, Tennessee... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claiborne_County,_Tennessee

    Notes:

    Married:
    Map & History of Claiborne County, Tennessee... http://bit.ly/1h9Gpqq

    Children:
    1. Agnes Nina Hansard was born 11 Sep 1905, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee; died 30 Nov 1998, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.
    2. Avery Edith "Edith" Hansard was born 13 Oct 1910, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee; died 3 Feb 1994, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.
    3. 3. Eula James "Mommie" Hansard was born 23 Nov 1914, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee; died 12 Nov 2010, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida.
    4. Eugene Milton Hansard was born 19 Aug 1917, Powell's Valley, Claiborne County, Tennessee; died 18 Apr 1938, Knox County, Tennessee.
    5. Margaret Nell Hansard was born 20 Jul 1920, Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee; died 29 Jan 2011, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California; was buried Santa Cruz Memorial, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California.
    6. Ruby Cecile Hansard was born 1 May 1925, Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee; died 10 Jul 2000, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan; was buried St. Hedwick Cemetery, Dearborn Heights, Wayne County, Michigan.
    7. Betty Lou Hansard


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  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. 9.  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. 4. 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. 10.  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. 11.  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. 5. 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.

  5. 12.  Peter Markham Hansard was born 22 Jun 1849, Old Tazewell, Clairborne County, Tennessee (son of Abner Christian Hansard and Mary Ann Markham); died 12 Nov 1938, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

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

    Peter married Nancy Lester 18 Oct 1873, Claiborne County, Tennessee. Nancy was born 3 Jan 1850, Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee; died 15 Jul 1939, (Claiborne County, Tennessee); was buried Hansards Chapel Cemetery, Maynardville, Union County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Nancy Lester was born 3 Jan 1850, Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee; died 15 Jul 1939, (Claiborne County, Tennessee); was buried Hansards Chapel Cemetery, Maynardville, Union County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Nannie Lester
    • Birth: 24 Nov 1848

    Notes:

    No further information...DAH

    Birth:
    Map & History of Claiborne County, Tennessee... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claiborne_County,_Tennessee

    Died:
    Map & History of Claiborne County, Tennessee... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claiborne_County,_Tennessee

    Notes:

    Married:
    Map & History of Claiborne County, Tennessee... http://bit.ly/1h9Gpqq

    Children:
    1. 6. James Barton Hansard was born 30 Nov 1878, Sandlick, Claiborne County, Tennessee; died 9 Jul 1936, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.

  7. 14.  William Houston Burch was born 14 Oct 1858, Claiborne County, Tennessee (son of Thomas Burch and Sarah Goin); died 22 Dec 1929, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried 24 Dec 1929, Mayes Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Powell, Knox County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Laborer
    • Census Name: Houston Burch

    Notes:

    https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MNGL-FDF
    ame: Sarah M Burch
    esidence: , Knox, Tennessee
    stimated Birth Year: 1865
    ge: 55
    irthplace: Tennessee
    elationship to Head of Household: Wife
    ender: Female
    ace: White
    arital Status: Married
    ather's Birthplace: Tennessee
    other's Birthplace: Tennessee
    ilm Number: 1821750
    igital Folder Number: 4390409
    mage Number: 00772
    heet Number: 4
    ollection: United States Census, 1920

    Birth:
    Map & History of Claiborne County, Tennessee... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claiborne_County,_Tennessee

    William married Sarah M. Heath (Claiborne County) Tennessee. Sarah (daughter of James Marion Heath and Mary Ann Mercer) was born 22 Aug 1864, Claiborne County, Tennessee; died 26 Dec 1937, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Mayes Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Powell, Knox County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  Sarah M. Heath was born 22 Aug 1864, Claiborne County, Tennessee (daughter of James Marion Heath and Mary Ann Mercer); died 26 Dec 1937, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Mayes Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Powell, Knox County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Birth:
    Map & History of Claiborne County, Tennessee... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claiborne_County,_Tennessee

    Children:
    1. 7. Mary Elizabeth Myrtle "Myrtle" Burch was born 18 Feb 1877, Claiborne County, Tennessee; died 14 Dec 1960, Merced, Merced County, California; was buried Greenwood Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.


Generation: 5

  1. 16.  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. 17.  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. 8. 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. 18.  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. 19.  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. 9. 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. 20.  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. 21.  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. 10. 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.

  7. 24.  Abner Christian Hansard was born 1 Apr 1816, Bullrun Creek, Knox County, Tennessee (son of William Hansard and Martha Christian); died 16 Jan 1895, Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee; was buried Thompson Chapel Cemetery, Claiborne County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Alt Birth: 1 Apr 1816, Claiborne County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    1850 Tennessee Census, Claiborne County, Subdivision 7:
    A.C. Hansard 34 cabinet maker Tenn
    Mary A. 23 Tenn
    Joseph 5 Tenn
    Catherine 2 Tenn
    Peter 1 Tenn

    1860 Tennessee Census, Claiborne County, Subdivision 9:
    A.C. Hansard 48 mechanic Tenn
    Mary A. 34 Tenn
    Joseph K. 15 Tenn
    Catherine 13 Tenn
    Peter M. 11 Tenn
    Lucy E. 9 Tenn
    William 4 Tenn
    Samuel 1 Tenn

    1870 Tennessee Census, Claiborne County, District 9:
    Hansard, A.C. 54 house carpenter Tenn
    Mary A. 45 keeping house Tenn
    Absalom 16 works on farm Tenn
    Samuel 12 works on farm Tenn
    Jefferson 10 works on farm Tenn
    Sallie 7 Tenn
    John 1 Tenn

    1880 Tennessee Census, Claiborne County, District 9:
    Hansard, Abner 64 Tenn Va Va
    Mary 55 Tenn Va
    William 23 son Tenn
    Samuel 21 son Tenn
    Jefferson 18 son Tenn
    Sarah 16 dau Tenn
    John 13 son Tenn


    Died:
    Map & History of Claiborne County, Tennessee... http://bit.ly/1h9Gpqq

    Abner married Mary Ann Markham 11 Oct 1842, Claiborne County, Tennessee. Mary (daughter of Peter Markham and Priscilla Hill) was born 16 May 1825, Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee; died 23 Feb 1899, Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee; was buried Thompson Chapel Cemetery, Claiborne County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  8. 25.  Mary Ann Markham was born 16 May 1825, Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee (daughter of Peter Markham and Priscilla Hill); died 23 Feb 1899, Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee; was buried Thompson Chapel Cemetery, Claiborne County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Mary Ann Marcum

    Notes:

    (Opposite side of same stone has A. C. Hansard)

    (Mary Ann Markham, wife of Abner C. Hansard, dau. of Peter Markham & Priscilla Hill, author of "Old Time Tazewell")

    Title: Old Time Tazewell Author: Hansard, Mary A. Publication: Kingsport, Tennessee: Kingsport Press, Inc., 1979

    Note: Written in the 1890s, this book contains sketches of a number of families based on the memories of the author. Her memory is usually quite good. The book is widely available in a number of libraries and for purchase. The dates of the various articles appear to vary, but since the author died in 1899, 1899 can easily be used as a date before which someone died if listed in the book as having died. RAW has a copy.Mary Hansard was born in Tazewell in 1825 and lived within a few miles of her birthplace until her death in 1899.

    Information from Phillip Walker: Written by M.A. Hansard in Old Time Tazewell, p. 58:

    Jeff D. Hansard, sixth son, was a very kind, obliging and affectionate son, but very easily excited. His wife was Mollie Butcher, a daughter of Rev. David Butcher, who is a fine man and much respected. But this daughter acted badly, which grieved her parents greatly, and caused her kind husband to commit suicide by drowning himself in the Clinch River near Walker's Ford, when in a frenzied state of mind. I am told that she has acted badly since his death. They had 3 children, two sons and a daughter. They are very industrious children. The oldest son, a lad of eleven years, makes a support for the family.
    The author of Old Time Tazewell was Jeff's mother and was probably quite biased in her interpretation of events. Based on the clue that the oldest son was 11, this article was written about 1895, about a year or so since Jeff's death. Considering the fact that the article also mentions the death of Jeff's father, which occured in 1895, the timing on the article is further confirmed; Mary Ann Hansard, the author, died in 1899.

    Having not researched the Hansards or this incident in any depth, I cannot speak with authority but simply present facts as known. According to Pat Walker, a grandson, the final son was born postumously "some few months" after Jeff killed himself. Mary Ann Hansard, in Old Time Tazewell, specifically lists two sons; the postumous son would be the third living boy and was born before the article appears to have been written. One might assume that the author of Old Time Tazewell felt that this third child did not belong to Jeff. An apparently recent tombstone shows Jeff having died sometime in 1894. Pat's dates were often wrong, but the third son was born in January 1894, so for Pat's story to be correct, Jeff died in 1893.
    Further, modern sources appear to refer to Jeff as Thomas Jefferson Hansard or sometimes Thomas Jefferson Davis Hansard; his mother just called him Jeff D. Having not researched this family in depth, I cannot state with certainty, but the "Thomas" part seems to be a modern addition. As he was born early in the Civil War to a family with Confederate sympathies, "Jeff D." does sound very much as if it were "Jefferson Davis".

    Burial information: According to TVA records, Jeff, Mollie, and Magnolia were all originally buried at Butcher Cemetery. Based on arbitrary TVA plot numbers which often indicate proximity but not well, Jeff and Magnolia were buried near each other with Mollie elsewhere; TVA records at the National Archives in Atlanta will have all the paperwork on the grave removals that would say more. They were all three moved to the same plot at Big Barren Memorial Cemetery; there are headstones but apparently with no dates. Sampson Boruff, her second husband, also is buried at Big Barren but was moved from the old Big Barren in Claiborne County and is buried in another area.

    Birth:
    Map & History of Claiborne County, Tennessee... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claiborne_County,_Tennessee

    Buried:
    Map & History of Claiborne County, Tennessee... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claiborne_County,_Tennessee

    Died:
    Map & History of Claiborne County, Tennessee... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claiborne_County,_Tennessee

    Notes:

    Married:
    Map & History of Claiborne County, Tennessee... http://bit.ly/1h9Gpqq

    Children:
    1. Katherine Graham Hansard was born 8 Sep 1847, Old Tazewell, Clairborne County, Tennessee; died 28 Jan 1920, Claiborne County, Tennessee; was buried Thompson Chapel Cemetery, Claiborne County, Tennessee.
    2. 12. Peter Markham Hansard was born 22 Jun 1849, Old Tazewell, Clairborne County, Tennessee; died 12 Nov 1938, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.

  9. 28.  Thomas Burch was born 0Jan 1837, (Claiborne County) Tennessee (son of William Burch and Millicent Malinda "Millie" Mayes); died 0___ 1928, Claiborne County, Tennessee; was buried Sandlick-Mayes Cemetery, Sandlick, Claiborne County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Military: CSA Veteran
    • Birth: 0___ 1839, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Conflict: Sarah, born1844, cited as spouse during the 1870 Census. Death record for William cites Sarah Loin as mother...DAH

    Military:
    Inscription:
    Co C, 47th Ky. Inf

    Thomas married Sarah Goin 12 Oct 1857, Claiborne County, Tennessee. Sarah was born 0___ 1834, (Claiborne County) Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  10. 29.  Sarah Goin was born 0___ 1834, (Claiborne County) Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 14. William Houston Burch was born 14 Oct 1858, Claiborne County, Tennessee; died 22 Dec 1929, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried 24 Dec 1929, Mayes Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Powell, Knox County, Tennessee.
    2. Robert Burch was born 0___ 1861, (Owsley County) Kentucky.
    3. Mary J. Burch was born 0___ 1864, (Owsley County) Kentucky.
    4. John Burch was born 0___ 1876, (Owsley County) Kentucky.
    5. Susan A. Burch was born 0___ 1869, (Claiborne County) Tennessee.

  11. 30.  James Marion Heath was born 12 Mar 1838, Tennessee (son of Daniel McPherson Heath and Malinda Graves); died 2 Jun 1903, Claiborne County, Tennessee; was buried Cox Cemetery, Claiborne County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Military: CSA Veteran

    Notes:

    https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDQR-R2Z
    ame: Mary Ann Heath
    esidence: District 11, Claiborne, Tennessee
    irthdate: 1833
    irthplace: Tennessee, United States
    elationship to Head: Wife
    pouse's Name: James M. Heath
    pouse's Birthplace: Tennessee, United States
    ather's Name:
    ather's Birthplace: Virginia, United States
    other's Name:
    other's Birthplace: North Carolina, United States
    ace or Color (Expanded): White
    thnicity (Standardized): American
    ender: Female
    artial Status: Married
    ge (Expanded): 47 years
    ccupation: Keeping House
    ARA Film Number: T9-1248
    age: 218
    age Character: D
    ntry Number: 1177
    ilm number: 1255248
    ollection: United States Census, 1880

    Notes
    Judy Harvey 3868 Dorchester Lane Eugene, Oregon 97404 wrote 7/1/03, her phone # 541-607-6224 and email rnjharvey@juno.com she is LDS.



    Tomstone reads, "1st Tenn Infantry Co D CSA"

    Military:
    1st Tenn Infantry Co D CSA

    Buried:
    Map & History of Claiborne County, Tennessee... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claiborne_County,_Tennessee

    Died:
    Map & History of Claiborne County, Tennessee... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claiborne_County,_Tennessee

    James married Mary Ann Mercer 7 Feb 1856, Union County, Tennessee. Mary (daughter of James Mercer and Mary Elizabeth Carter) was born 30 Jul 1832, Grainger County, Tennessee; died 20 Feb 1919, Claiborne County, Tennessee; was buried Cox Cemetery, Claiborne County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  12. 31.  Mary Ann Mercer was born 30 Jul 1832, Grainger County, Tennessee (daughter of James Mercer and Mary Elizabeth Carter); died 20 Feb 1919, Claiborne County, Tennessee; was buried Cox Cemetery, Claiborne County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Daughter of James Mercer and Elizabeth H. Carter Mercer.

    Sister of Peter Mercer, Barry Mercer, William Mercer, James Mercer, and Harrison Mercer.

    Wife of James Marian Heath.

    Mother of 10 children (to be added later).


    Updated June 08, 2009.

    Buried:
    Map & History of Claiborne County, Tennessee... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claiborne_County,_Tennessee

    Died:
    Map & History of Claiborne County, Tennessee... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claiborne_County,_Tennessee

    Children:
    1. 15. Sarah M. Heath was born 22 Aug 1864, Claiborne County, Tennessee; died 26 Dec 1937, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Mayes Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Powell, Knox County, Tennessee.


Generation: 6

  1. 32.  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. 33.  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. 16. 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. 34.  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. 35.  Nancy Nelson was born Abt 1798, Commonwealth of Virginia; died 26 Mar 1837, Knox County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 17. 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. 36.  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. 37.  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. 18. 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. 38.  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. 39.  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. 19. 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. 42.  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. 43.  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. 21. 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.

  11. 48.  William Hansard was born ~ 1763, Dale Parish, Chesterfield County, Colony of Virginia (son of John Hansard and Ann LNU); died 0Aug 1846, Bullrun Creek, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried 0Aug 1846, Hansards Chapel Cemetery, Maynardville, Union County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot

    Notes:

    We have Rollin Gold to thank for his many years of research for the HANSARD family... Please visit his website for a more complete listing of William & Martha's issue...

    http://www.familyorigins.com/users/g/o/l/Rollin-G-Golden/FAMO1-0001/index.html

    You may want to contact Rollin for additions, corrections and commentary:

    Rollin Gold

    5 Aug 2012

    I sent Rollin a slate of William's antecedents that I found on the web. Here is his reply and an opinion with which I totally agree;

    "As far as William Hansard's ancestors....I only feel comfortable going back to his grandparents, Richard Hansard and Bathsheba Archer. There is just so much "junk" on the web to confuse and mislead a person, it isn't even funny.
    I am trying to track down the source of a birthday for Martha Christian. When I contact a person who has it in their records, I get the same response....."I'm not sure where it came from."
    That's part of my problem with the WWW, everybody thinks they are a genealogist...but they don't do any research."

    *

    Descendants of WILLIAM HANSARD of Knox County, Tennessee

    William Hansard was probably born in Chesterfield Co.,Va. in 1763. He was one of three known children of John and Ann Hansard of Bedford Co.,Va. William's early years were spent in the Bedford and Amherst Co. area.

    During the Revolution, he enlisted in Amherst Co.'s local militia as a private in the spring of 1781. He was under the command of Capt. John Cottrell and helped guard the "tories" who were imprisoned in the town of New London (Bedford Co.) for conspiracy.

    William married Martha Christian in 1792, a daughter of Amherst Co. planter/farmer Robert and Mary Christian. Martha's gt-gt grandfather, Thomas Christian,Sr. purchased land in Charles City Co.,Va in 1657.

    William and Martha Hansard left Amherst Co. about 1806 and headed to Knox Co.,TN and settled along the waters of Bull Run Creek. They both died in the 1840's and are buried in the cemetery near Hansard's Chapel.

    William and Martha had nine children and left many descendants throughout the country.

    *

    William served in the American Revolution. A monument in honor to his patriotic service was erected at his grave by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

    William was a farmer and miller by occupation, owning a mill on Bull Run Creek in Virginia.

    The 1800 Amherst County, Lexington Parish Tax List includes a John and a William Hansford, which could be the two brothers:

    John Hansford 1 white male over 21, 5 horses, 5 slaves over 16 and 1 slave 12-16
    William Hansford 1 white male over 21, 4 horses, 2 slaves over 16, and 1 slave 12-16

    William married Martha Christian 24 Nov 1792, Lexington Parish, Amherst County, Virginia. Martha (daughter of Robert Christian, Jr. and Mary LNU) was born Abt 1775, (Amherst County) Virginia; died 26 Jun 1841, Bullrun Creek, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried 27 Jun 1841, Hansards Chapel Cemetery, Maynardville, Union County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  12. 49.  Martha Christian was born Abt 1775, (Amherst County) Virginia (daughter of Robert Christian, Jr. and Mary LNU); died 26 Jun 1841, Bullrun Creek, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried 27 Jun 1841, Hansards Chapel Cemetery, Maynardville, Union County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    I have seen several genealogies in the past 5-10 years that shows Martha Christian (wife of William Hansard) as being born in 1775 (with exact date of birth provided).

    Martha was the daughter of Robert Christian, Jr. & wife Mary (maiden name unknown). Martha married William Hansard in 1792 and they moved west to Knox Co., TN from Amherst Co., VA in 1806.

    Martha was buried 27 Jun 1841 (probably died the day before) near Bull Run Creek in northeast Knox County, TN.

    The few people that I have managed to find with the birth-date of Martha Christian either have inactive email addresses or can't find the source of their information.

    I'd appreciate any help.

    Rollin Golden

    Sacramento

    Notes:

    Married:
    Created in 1761 from Albemarle County. Amherst, the seat of Amherst County, is surrounded by farms. Amherst County, was named for Sir Jeffrey Amherst, who was acclaimed as "Conqueror of Canada". Although named Governor of Virginia, he never came to the colony. Clifford, incorporated as Cabellsburg in 1785 and later known as New Glasgow, was for a short time the county seat.

    Residence (Family):
    Created in 1761 from Albemarle County. Amherst, the seat of Amherst County, is surrounded by farms. Amherst County, was named for Sir Jeffrey Amherst, who was acclaimed as "Conqueror of Canada". Although named Governor of Virginia, he never came to the colony. Clifford, incorporated as Cabellsburg in 1785 and later known as New Glasgow, was for a short time the county seat.

    Children:
    1. 24. Abner Christian Hansard was born 1 Apr 1816, Bullrun Creek, Knox County, Tennessee; died 16 Jan 1895, Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee; was buried Thompson Chapel Cemetery, Claiborne County, Tennessee.

  13. 50.  Peter Markham was born 3 Apr 1793, Franklin County, Virginia (son of Beverly Marcum and Elizabeth Ward); died 20 Dec 1864, Loudon County, Tennessee; was buried Cave Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Cave Spring, Claiborne County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Peter Marcum

    Notes:

    Birth:
    Map & History of Franklin County, Virginia... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_County,_Virginia

    Buried:
    Map & History of Claiborne County, Tennessee... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claiborne_County,_Tennessee

    Peter married Priscilla Hill 20 Mar 1814, Claiborne County, Tennessee. Priscilla was born (~ 1800), Stokes County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1850, Cave Spring, Claiborne County, Tennessee; was buried Cave Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Cave Spring, Claiborne County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  14. 51.  Priscilla Hill was born (~ 1800), Stokes County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1850, Cave Spring, Claiborne County, Tennessee; was buried Cave Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Cave Spring, Claiborne County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Alt Birth: 1 Aug 1794, Wilkes County, North Carolina

    Notes:

    No further information...DAH

    Buried:
    Map & History of Claiborne County, Tennessee... http://bit.ly/1RbuJTt

    Died:
    Map & History of Claiborne County, Tennessee... http://bit.ly/1RbuJTt

    Notes:

    Married:
    First wife of Peter Marcum, mother of Comfort Marcum, per OLD TIME TAZEWELL.

    Children:
    1. 25. Mary Ann Markham was born 16 May 1825, Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee; died 23 Feb 1899, Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee; was buried Thompson Chapel Cemetery, Claiborne County, Tennessee.

  15. 56.  William Burch was born 0___ 1815, Claiborne County, Tennessee (son of John Burch and Elizabeth Shearman); died 19 Jan 1887, Island City, Owsley County, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MCDH-WR8
    ame: William Burch
    vent: Census
    vent Date: 1850
    vent Place: Claiborne county, Claiborne, Tennessee, United States
    ender: Male
    ge: 35
    arital Status:
    ace (Original):
    ace (Expanded):
    irthplace: Tennessee
    stimated Birth Year: 1815
    welling House Number: 822
    amily Number: 822
    ine Number: 4
    ARA Publication Number: M432
    ARA Roll Number: 874
    ilm Number: 24565
    igital Folder Number: 004191100
    mage Number: 00132
    ollection: United States Census, 1850

    William married Millicent Malinda "Millie" Mayes ~ 1835, Big Barren Creek, Claiborne County, Tennessee. Millicent (daughter of Thomas Daux B. Mayes and Sarah "Sally" Daniel) was born 0___ 1815, Big Barren Creek,Claiborne County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  16. 57.  Millicent Malinda "Millie" Mayes was born 0___ 1815, Big Barren Creek,Claiborne County, Tennessee (daughter of Thomas Daux B. Mayes and Sarah "Sally" Daniel).

    Notes:

    Birth:
    Map & History of Claiborne County, Tennessee... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claiborne_County,_Tennessee

    Notes:

    Married:
    Map & History of Claiborne County, Tennessee... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claiborne_County,_Tennessee

    Children:
    1. 28. Thomas Burch was born 0Jan 1837, (Claiborne County) Tennessee; died 0___ 1928, Claiborne County, Tennessee; was buried Sandlick-Mayes Cemetery, Sandlick, Claiborne County, Tennessee.

  17. 60.  Daniel McPherson Heath was born 6 Apr 1810, Montgomery County, Virginia (son of Coulson Heath, Jr. and Elizabeth Morris); died 4 Jun 1869, Union County, Tennessee; was buried Abraham Cox Cemetery, Union County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Cooper

    Notes:

    Daniel Heath is a descendant of old Sir Robert Heath and one who came over from England and one that was with a lot that moved to come over at the same time and they formed a colony on the James River in Virginia and among the men that came over were the Lynches.

    They all lived together on the James River and some were farmers and some were great hunters and they were close to the settlements where the people were not honest and they would slip in the river often and steal a horse from the colony so when the Lynch Boys could catch a horse thief they would hang him. so that is how the Lynch law started.

    "Know your Relatives" Geneieve Peters. p. 42.



    Husband of Malinda Graves Heath

    Son of Colson & Elizabeth Morris Heath

    Family information & links added by don sanford

    Daniel married Malinda Graves (Tennessee). Malinda was born 18 Oct 1815, Tennessee; died 2 Mar 1888, Union County, Tennessee; was buried Abraham Cox Cemetery, Union County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  18. 61.  Malinda Graves was born 18 Oct 1815, Tennessee; died 2 Mar 1888, Union County, Tennessee; was buried Abraham Cox Cemetery, Union County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    She resided in the Sharps Chapel community and was the wife of Daniel M. Heath, a cooper by trade, the son of Colson and Elizabeth Morris Heath.

    Children:
    1. 30. James Marion Heath was born 12 Mar 1838, Tennessee; died 2 Jun 1903, Claiborne County, Tennessee; was buried Cox Cemetery, Claiborne County, Tennessee.

  19. 62.  James Mercer was born ~ 1807, Tennessee; died ~ 1840, (Claiborne County) Tennessee; was buried Cox Cemetery, Claiborne County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: James Murser, Sr.

    Notes:

    Birth: unknown
    Death: unknown

    Husband of Elizabeth Carter Murser.
    Information via email from Mary, m-d f [fdepew100@bellsouth.net] indicated James is buried close to Elizabeth. Mary saw his marker several years ago which was sinking into the ground at that time. Hopefully a future visit to the cemetery will uncover James marker. According to Mary James was born abt. 1807 and died abt 1840

    James married Mary Elizabeth Carter ~ 1830, Tennessee. Mary (daughter of Robert Carter and Elizabeth M. LNU) was born 12 Jan 1810, Grainger County, Tennessee; died 1 Dec 1892, Grainger County, Tennessee; was buried Cox Cemetery, Claiborne County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  20. 63.  Mary Elizabeth Carter was born 12 Jan 1810, Grainger County, Tennessee (daughter of Robert Carter and Elizabeth M. LNU); died 1 Dec 1892, Grainger County, Tennessee; was buried Cox Cemetery, Claiborne County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Elizabeth H. Carter Murser

    Notes:

    Buried:
    Map & History of Claiborne County, Tennessee... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claiborne_County,_Tennessee

    Children:
    1. 31. Mary Ann Mercer was born 30 Jul 1832, Grainger County, Tennessee; died 20 Feb 1919, Claiborne County, Tennessee; was buried Cox Cemetery, Claiborne County, Tennessee.
    2. Peter Mercer
    3. Barry Mercer
    4. William Mercer
    5. James Mercer
    6. Harrison Mercer


Generation: 7

  1. 64.  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. 65.  Lydia Lyon was born 0___ 1759, (Virginia); died 0___ 1794, Knox County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 32. 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. 66.  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. 67.  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. 33. 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. 68.  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. 69.  Nancy May Hays was born 28 Nov 1760, Hillsboro, North Carolina; died 31 Mar 1836, Hines Valley, Knox County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 34. William Nelson Hall was born 26 Sep 1788, Orange County, North Carolina; died 28 Mar 1869, Knox County, Tennessee.

  7. 72.  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. 73.  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. 36. 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. 76.  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. 77.  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. 38. 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. 84.  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. 85.  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. 42. Ezra Buckner was born 5 Aug 1797, Grainger County, Tennessee; died 28 Oct 1861, Union County, Tennessee; was buried Buckner Cemetery, Union County, Tennessee.

  13. 96.  John Hansard was born ~ 1740, Hanover County, Virginia (son of William Hansford and Bathsheba Archer); died Aft 1766, Bedford County, Virginia.

    Notes:

    The earliest record found of John Hansard is from a deed made out to him in 1763 by his step-father, Zachariah Ellett in Chesterfield County, Virginia.

    John Hansard appears paying his tithe in Buckingham County in 1773.

    In October 1779 a deed showing land sold to John Hansard. He purchased 70 acres of land from Miles and Nathaniel Burford on Bollings Creek in Amherst County. This creek today is called Williams Creek and is located near present day Madison Heights, Virginia, just across the river from Lynchburg, Virginia.

    From the Amherst County Deed Book: 24 Feb 1780 Jno. Hansford to Jno. Henry Goodman, 70 ac. on Bollings Creek. Lines of Burford (Buford), Jno. Lynch

    John married Ann LNU ~ 1760, Chesterfield, Henrico County, Virginia. Ann was born 22 Dec 1739, Albermarle Parish, Surry, Sussex, Virginia; died 0___ 1769, Virginia. [Group Sheet]


  14. 97.  Ann LNU was born 22 Dec 1739, Albermarle Parish, Surry, Sussex, Virginia; died 0___ 1769, Virginia.

    Notes:

    Married:
    Map & History of Henrico County, Virginia... http://bit.ly/1ePvAJ5

    Children:
    1. Sarah Hansard was born 0___ 1762, Chesterfield County, Virginia Colony; died 0___ 1804, Kentucky.
    2. 48. William Hansard was born ~ 1763, Dale Parish, Chesterfield County, Colony of Virginia; died 0Aug 1846, Bullrun Creek, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried 0Aug 1846, Hansards Chapel Cemetery, Maynardville, Union County, Tennessee.

  15. 98.  Robert Christian, Jr. was born (CIRCA 1750), (Virginia).

    Robert — Mary LNU. Mary was born (CIRCA 1750), (Virginia). [Group Sheet]


  16. 99.  Mary LNU was born (CIRCA 1750), (Virginia).
    Children:
    1. 49. Martha Christian was born Abt 1775, (Amherst County) Virginia; died 26 Jun 1841, Bullrun Creek, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried 27 Jun 1841, Hansards Chapel Cemetery, Maynardville, Union County, Tennessee.

  17. 100.  Beverly Marcum was born 9 Feb 1771, Rocky Mount, Franklin County, Virginia (son of Thomas Marcum and Jane Clay); died 9 May 1831, Darke County, Ohio; was buried Old Ludlow Cemetery, Laura, Miami County, Ohio.

    Notes:

    Peter Marcum's parents were Beverly Marcum & Elizabeth Ward. Elizabeth Ward inherited a Ward family record. Her father was Daniel Ward, who was born 4 May 1739 in Luneburg County, VA and died 6 February 1826.

    The record was handed down to Mary Ann Marcum Hansard. It showed that Daniel Ward was the son of Benjamin Ward, who was born 18 September 1817, and who was the son of Richard Ward (1692-1762) of Lunenburg County.

    Daniel Ward was born of Benjamin Ward's first wife. Benjamin Ward married secondly to a woman believed to be Mary Duke, daughter of James Duke & Mary Byrd; by her he had children

    Benjamin Ward died 1820 Ashe Co,NC;
    Dr. Wm. Ward, died 1833 Rutherford Co., TN;
    James Ward;
    Michael Ward;
    Joshua Ward; and
    Mary Obedience Ward Kennedy.

    The extensive probate records of Dr. William Ward from 1833-1855 in Rutherford County, TN document much of this information. The Ward Record of Mary Ann Marcum Hansard documents the ancestry of Elizabeth Ward.


    Beverly was the son of Thomas Marcum and Jane Clay. On October 8, 1792 he married Elizabeth Ward in Rocky Mount, Franklin Co., VA. They had thirteen children: Peter, Mary, Sarah, William, Josiah, Daniel, Jesse, Martha, Agnes, Elizabeth, John, Thomas and Anna R. Marcum.

    Beverly married Elizabeth Ward 8 Oct 1792, Rocky Mount, Franklin County, Virginia. Elizabeth (daughter of Daniel Ward and unnamed spouse) was born 0___ 1770, Pittsylvania County, Virginia; died 0___ 1851, Monroe Township, Darke County, Ohio; was buried Old Ludlow Cemetery, Laura, Miami County, Ohio. [Group Sheet]


  18. 101.  Elizabeth Ward was born 0___ 1770, Pittsylvania County, Virginia (daughter of Daniel Ward and unnamed spouse); died 0___ 1851, Monroe Township, Darke County, Ohio; was buried Old Ludlow Cemetery, Laura, Miami County, Ohio.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 0___ 1773, Virginia

    Notes:

    Birth:
    Map & History of Pittsylvania County, Virginia... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittsylvania_County,_Virginia

    Children:
    1. 50. Peter Markham was born 3 Apr 1793, Franklin County, Virginia; died 20 Dec 1864, Loudon County, Tennessee; was buried Cave Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Cave Spring, Claiborne County, Tennessee.

  19. 112.  John Burch was born 25 Aug 1770, Brunswick County, Virginia (son of Pemberton Burch and unnamed spouse); died 5 Jul 1834, Claiborne County, Tennessee; was buried Burch Cemetery, Claiborne County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Religion: Primitive Baptist

    Notes:

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

    Source: Citation Text: Minutes of Big Spring Primitive Baptist Church August Second Saturday 1815. Church met at Big Spring. 1st Received by letter Milley Thompson, John and Elizabeth Burch and Mary Hobbs.

    Died:
    Medical Entry: Suffered from rheumatism; may have had toxic reaction to polk root

    John married Elizabeth Shearman 12 Apr 1791, Caswell County, North Carolina. Elizabeth (daughter of John Shearman and Mildred Milly Edwyn) was born 0___ 1780, (Caswell County) North Carolina; died ~ 1825, Claiborne County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  20. 113.  Elizabeth Shearman was born 0___ 1780, (Caswell County) North Carolina (daughter of John Shearman and Mildred Milly Edwyn); died ~ 1825, Claiborne County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 56. William Burch was born 0___ 1815, Claiborne County, Tennessee; died 19 Jan 1887, Island City, Owsley County, Kentucky.

  21. 114.  Thomas Daux B. Mayes was born 25 Jul 1774, Martinsville, Henry County, Virginia (son of Sherrod Sherwood Mayes and Elizabeth Nancy "Betty" Smith); died 26 May 1846, Rutledge, Grainger County, Tennessee; was buried Sandlick-Mayes Cemetery, Sandlick, Claiborne County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Death: 26 May 1846, Claiborne County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Thomas Deux Mayes*----------------------------------------Birth: 1774, Martinsville, Henry County, Virginia

    Death: 26 May 1846, Clairborne County, Tennessee

    Reli: Baptist

    Quoting his Grandson, James D. Mayes, "Thomas Mayes was about five feet ten inches tall, of sandy complexion. He was of strong build, square shoulder and quick step. He was a good carpenter, blacksmith, farm mechanic and all around handyman. He was also in good financial circumstances. He was cordial, and hospitable, a very agreeable man. He was a good conversationalist and enjoyed narrating old time stories and experiences of himself and others. Spouse: Elizabeth Bridges. Described as being a tall, large, dark complexioned woman, always strongly opposed to slavery.
    Death: Apr 1852 Her father: Thomas Bridges;her mother: Martha Jane
    Marr: 11 Oct 1799, Rutledge, Tennessee
    They became the parents of twelve children, listed below, and from them sprang a long list of hundreds of people, now scattered through many states. Thomas Mayes was born in 1774 in that area which in 1777 became Henry County, Va., and he died near Rutledge in Grainger County, Tenn., in June of 1846; his wife died in April of 1852.

    Children: Wiley (1800-1888)
    Lucy (1802-1891)
    Sherrod (1804-1835)
    Rachel (1806-)
    Martha Patsy (1807-1884)
    Lucinda (1810-)
    Elizabeth (1812-)
    Nancy (~1814-)
    Milinda (1816-)
    Johnson (1817-1900)
    Sterling (1819-1887)
    William Houston (1821-~1879)
    Other Spouses Sarah Daniel

    Thomas Mayes, eldest of the ten children of Sherrod Mayes II, before Tennessee became a state in 1790, came from the then North Carolina jurisdiction onto Barren Creek with some hunter friends, to shoot deer. One night, while they were in camp on Barren Creek about ten miles from what is now Tazewell, the Indians attacked the hunters as they lay asleep in their tent. One Indian crawled up almost against the tent and fired–the ball clipped through the beard of Thomas Mayes, the ball killing the white man next to him. Wiley Mayes I said that the flame scorched his father's breast, so close was death's call.

    Thomas was then a single man. He was delighted with Barren Creek. During that hunting trip he vowed that he would have a home there, some day. Around 1800 he made good his hope–he secured 1,500 acres of land on Barren Creek, and built the first mill in that area. The not-long-destroyed-Mayes mill still remains in the memories of many now living in Claiborne County.

    In Sep 1967 We (Thomas Clure Mayes) visited the old house on Barren Creek. The mill was located about 3 miles from the head of Barren Creek and was first built as an over-shot corn mill, but later it was established for grinding flour by using a bolting-cloth by hand. It was operated by William Mayes, youngest son of Thomas, after Thomas died. Later in 1857 or 1858 it was sold to Jefferson Treece. It was destroyed by fire in 1870 but was rebuild a few feet further away from the creek. On Aug 3, 1916, it was again destroyed by a devastating flood in which 22 people living along Barren Creek were drowned. When we saw the creek recently it was hard to believe it could have been so destructive, for we could practically have stepped across it. A John Chumbly was the owner of the mill, and he rebuilt it as it stands today. It has been out of operation for sometime, but while we were there, the present owner, Mr. Ramsey, with the help of his grandson, was repairing the mill and planning on operating it again. We stopped and talked to Mrs. Ramsey, trying to find where the Mayes Cemetery was located. Her grandson took us up the hill to it, or we would have never found it, so hidden it is in a deep Wooded section nearly 100 yards from the mill. It was almost completely over-grown with evergreen trees and Myrtle's. There were probably 10 or 12 graves there, some completely caved in and some with small stone markings on which the names had disappeared. We were unable to located the grave of Thomas who was buried there, but the graves of Sterling and Johnson, two of his sons, were marked by comparatively new stones put up by James D. Mayes and other relatives some few years before James died."

    "OLD TIME TAZEWELL"
    Mary Hansard

    "Old Time Tazewell" was published from the memories of
    Mary Hansard concerning settlers of Claiborne County prior to the 1850's and their families.

    MAYES, THOMAS - pg. 196
    "THE MAYES FAMILY AS I RECOLLECT THEM"

    There were a large connection of the Mayes family that settled on Little Barren Creek in an early day, and as I was not personally acquainted with them, I cannot mention all of their families. Thomas Mayes, Sr. owned and lived on a large boundary of land on this creek and raised a family on said farm. I only can call to mind three of his children, one son and two daughters, (perhaps there were others). William Mayes owned and lived a short distance below this farm. His wife was Mary Ann Goin, a sister of Esquire William Goin of Barren Creek. They lived happily together for many years and he died. They had no family. He was a good citizen.
    Katie Davis, wife of Andy Davis, Sr., was a daughter of said Thomas Mayes. I have mentioned her in my sketches heretofore.
    Mrs. _____ Burch, wife of _____ Burch, a brother of John Burch of Straight Creek, was a daughter of the said Thomas Mayes also. She was the mother of Thomas Burch of New Tazewell.
    Sterling Mayes was perhaps a brother of Thomas Mayes, Sr. He owned a farm north of the said Thomas Mayes, owned at present by John H. Carr. Sterling's wife was Sallie Carr, a sister of James Carr, Sr. of Carr's Branch. They raised a family. I only remember two sons and a daughter. John Mayes, a son of his, lives in Knox County near Hall's Cross Roads and owns a good farm. I am told that his sister, the widow of Mr. Parker, lives near him at present.
    James Mayes, another son of the said Sterling Mayes, I hear has moved to Lee County, Virginia. His wife was Sallie Lewis, a daughter of George Lewis. They have raised a nice respectable family of sons and daughters.
    Johnson Mayes owned and lived on a farm adjoining the lands of the said Sterling Mayes, owned at present by Mr. Jones of Kentucky, a merchant. I do not know the relation that he sustained to Thomas Mayes, Sr. He perhaps was a brother or nephew. He raised some family also.
    John Mayes, Sr. of Lonesome Valley was a brother of the said Thomas Mayes. He owned and lived on the farm that Jerry Mayes now owns and lives on. I have mentioned this family heretofore in my sketches.
    Lucy Ann Mayes, oldest daughter of the said John Mayes, Sr., was a nice looking young lady. Manila, second daughter, married Mr. Neadham. I have mentioned this family heretofore in my sketches.

    Thomas married Sarah "Sally" Daniel 27 Jan 1816, Grainger County, Tennessee. Sarah was born Abt 1797. [Group Sheet]


  22. 115.  Sarah "Sally" Daniel was born Abt 1797.

    Notes:

    2nd spouse

    Children:
    1. 57. Millicent Malinda "Millie" Mayes was born 0___ 1815, Big Barren Creek,Claiborne County, Tennessee.

  23. 120.  Coulson Heath, Jr. was born 6 Aug 1788, Putnam County, Georgia (son of Coulson Heath, Sr. and unnamed spouse); died 25 Jun 1880, Atlanta, Cass County, Texas.

    Other Events:

    • Religion: Primitive Baptist
    • Also Known As: Colson Heath
    • Census Name: Coulston Heath
    • Alt Birth: Abt 1800, Wythe County, Virginia
    • Possessions: 0___ 1810; Putnam County, Georgia
    • Residence: 0___ 1880, Cass County, Texas

    Notes:

    I too am very much interested in both the Colson Heaths who were in Putnam Co GA. My line descends from the elder Colson thru his son Daniel born April 1810, Montgomery CO VA. (I strongly believe they are one and the same, but no proof,-- yet.)
    I have researched records in both the GA state archives in Atlanta and in the C/H in Putnam County. The Sr. Colson has been very elusive, as well as his wife, Elizabeth Morris.

    Here is the trail I have followed for Colson,Sr.
    First of all, I got started on my search thru Georgia from a book, Southern Relatives, author Sadie Hammonds, 2 vols. I believe pub. in the 1960's. There are sections on Heaths of Virginia, in the Carolinas and in Georgia. The GA archives has this book. In tracking several of these families, I believe there are close relationships with our Colson, but missing are some of the links.

    The earliest record so far of Colson, Sr. is in Hancock Co, GA Feb. 1801 and again Nov 1802. He was a purchaser at estate sales. The second sale, Thomas Heath was also a purchaser. He seems to be moving with this Thomas.

    He buys land in Putnam Co GA 1810, first 40 acres which he sales back to the original owner, then in Dec 1810 he buys a 200 acre parcel in Putnam Co where he resides with his family until 1824 - 1826. At that time the widow, Elizabeth is paying the taxes. My GG grandfather Daniel first recorded in Campbell CO TN (later becomes Union Co TN) 1826, as witness to Conrad Sharp's will (the father-in-law of his older sister, Nancy). The family returned to TN around 1823 - 1825 as Nancy's eldest child is born abt 1824. The Sharp family had been in TN much earlier.

    I, too, feel that there are strong relationships amongst the three families of Putnam Co, i.e. Colson, Thomas and William.
    William's wife, Margaret, is agent for Colson's orphans in the GA 1832 Land Lottery.

    Colson, Jr. and Jane Castleberry were both members of the Bent Creek Primitive Bapt. Church which is about three miles from the 200 acres that Colson, Sr. bought.

    Rhoda Heath, a widow, was a charter member of the same church 1807 when the church was constituted. I have checked the small cemetery at the church but did not find any Heath burials there. There were several graves in a grown over area covered in poison ivy that we didn't get to inspect.

    This church is located about 10 miles east of Eatonton, GA, the county seat of Putnam.

    I have a little more info I am willing to share if you would like to contact me directly.

    Shirley
    Knoxville, TN

    ..."Coulson" Heath is mentioned in the 1820 census of Putnam Co., Ga.

    ...Would u happen to have a Colson Heath in your line. He was born in Wythe Co. Va. then moved to Georgia for the land lottery.

    would like to find his father's name

    ...Coulson Heath (8 Aug 1788 GA - 25 Jun 1880 Atlanta, Cass Co., TX) and Jane Castleberry (20 Nov 1808 Putnam Co., GA - 1 Dec 1865 Linden, Cass Co., Tx).

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

    Coulson married Elizabeth Morris (Georgia). Elizabeth (daughter of Gideon Morris and Janette Riggs Blythe) was born Abt 1780, Virginia. [Group Sheet]


  24. 121.  Elizabeth Morris was born Abt 1780, Virginia (daughter of Gideon Morris and Janette Riggs Blythe).
    Children:
    1. 60. Daniel McPherson Heath was born 6 Apr 1810, Montgomery County, Virginia; died 4 Jun 1869, Union County, Tennessee; was buried Abraham Cox Cemetery, Union County, Tennessee.

  25. 126.  Robert Carter was born 0___ 1774, Virginia; died Bef 1860, Grainger County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Descendants of Robert Carter... http://www.mykinstories.com/Carter/RobertCarter.htm

    Robert — Elizabeth M. LNU. Elizabeth was born 0___ 1781, Commonwealth of Virginia; died Bef 1860, Grainger County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  26. 127.  Elizabeth M. LNU was born 0___ 1781, Commonwealth of Virginia; died Bef 1860, Grainger County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 63. Mary Elizabeth Carter was born 12 Jan 1810, Grainger County, Tennessee; died 1 Dec 1892, Grainger County, Tennessee; was buried Cox Cemetery, Claiborne County, Tennessee.


Generation: 8

  1. 128.  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. 129.  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. 64. 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. 132.  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. 133.  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. 66. 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. 134.  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. 135.  unnamed spouse
    Children:
    1. 67. 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. 144.  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. 145.  Catherine LNU was born Abt 1725, (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).
    Children:
    1. 72. Christian H. Shell was born Bef 1761, Colony of Virginia; died 0___ 1820, Knox County, Tennessee.

  9. 146.  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. 147.  Ruth Hall was born (1732-1737), (Montgomery County, Virginia); died 23 Apr 1809, Montgomery County, Virginia.
    Children:
    1. 73. Sarah Heavin was born 19 Mar 1768, (Montgomery County, Virginia); died 4 Oct 1848, (Knox County, Tennessee).

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

    John — unnamed spouse. [Group Sheet]


  12. 153.  unnamed spouse
    Children:
    1. 76. 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. 154.  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. 155.  Elizabeth Triplett was born 0___ 1736, Prince William County, Virginia; died 0___ 1800, La Plata, Charles County, Maryland.
    Children:
    1. 77. 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. 168.  William Buckner died 0___ 1716.

    William — Elizabeth Monroe. [Group Sheet]


  16. 169.  Elizabeth Monroe
    Children:
    1. 84. 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.

  17. 192.  William Hansford was born 0___ 1710, Henrico County, Virginia (son of Richard Hansford and unnamed spouse); died Bef 1750, Henrico County, Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: William Hansard

    Notes:

    Descendants of William Hansford and Bathsheba Archer of Virginia ... Author unknown


    From research by several descendants of William Hansford, it has been estimated that William must have been born between 1710 and 1715, married about 1735, and deceased by 1750. His surname has been recorded as Hansford and also Hanford.

    From information thus far gathered, some family researchers believe William was probably born in Ireland, and his father was named Richard, but as of 2006 no one has proven that he was born in Ireland or that his father was named Richard.

    The earliest specific mention of the family in church records of 1738 shows William Hanford in Hanover County, Virginia. The next record appears in the Episcopal Church records at Richmond Town, Henrico County, Virginia.

    The earliest document used to prove Bathsheba Archer to be William's wife is from a will in Dale Parish, Chesterfield County, Virginia.

    The William Hansford family also had close contact with the Robinson/Robertson, Archer, and Brown families of that time and area.

    Although William and Bathsheba may have had more children, only four of them are known: William, John, Archer, and Richard.

    end

    Birth:
    Map & History of Henrico County, Virginia... http://bit.ly/1ePvAJ5

    Died:
    Map & History of Henrico County, Virginia... http://bit.ly/1ePvAJ5

    William married Bathsheba Archer Abt 1734, (Henrico County) Virginia. Bathsheba (daughter of George Archer, III and Sarah Chaplain) was born 0___ 1702, London, Middlesex, England; was christened 25 Jan 1702, St. Mary at Hill, London, England; died Aft 1783, Henrico County, Virginia. [Group Sheet]


  18. 193.  Bathsheba Archer was born 0___ 1702, London, Middlesex, England; was christened 25 Jan 1702, St. Mary at Hill, London, England (daughter of George Archer, III and Sarah Chaplain); died Aft 1783, Henrico County, Virginia.

    Notes:

    On Bathsheba's christening record her name is spelled Barsheba.

    *

    The earliest document used to prove Bathsheba Archer to be William's wife is from a will in Dale Parish, Chesterfield County, Virginia.

    *

    About Bathsheba Hansford

    William married Bathsheba Archer about 1734 in Virginia. Bathsheba was born in England, christened on 25 Jan 1702 in St. Mary at Hill, London, England, and died after 1783 in Virginia.

    On Bathsheba's christening record her name is spelled Barsheba.

    Although I cannot state this as proven, records indicate she married a Thomas Nelson. Zachariah Ellett(or Ellit) was her third husband who she married 1758 in Chesterfield County, Virginia.

    Bathsheba Archer was christened 25 Dec. 1702 at St. Mary at Hill, London, England.

    She was daughter of George Archer and Sara Champlain Archer. She had brother George Archer christened 5 Nov. 1704 and a sister Kitura christened at St. Dunston in East in 1705 [the parish of St. Mary at Hill and St. Dunston in East join each other and are less than a city block apart].

    Bathsheba's father, George Archer, was christened 21 May 1679 at St. Mary at Hill. George was the son of Robert and Sara Archer. George Archer married Sara Cahmplain at St. Matthew Friday Street., Somerset in 1700.

    Robert and Sara Archer had children: Elizabeth, George, and Sarah, and perhaps others. These Archers were in Middlesex, London, which joins Essex.

    LDS indicates there was George Archer b 1630 in London, Essex, and that he died 2 Nov 1695 in Tunstall's neck Henrico Co., ,Va. and that he married Mary Sarah Elizabeth Wood b 1653 (dau of Abraham Wood b. 1632 in Henrico.) I do not know the connection between the two Archer families of Henrico but it would appear they were related. I have no idea when Bathsheba came to America or when/where she and William Hansard/Hansford were married.

    Children:
    1. 96. John Hansard was born ~ 1740, Hanover County, Virginia; died Aft 1766, Bedford County, Virginia.
    2. William Hansford was born 17 Jan 1744, Virginia; died 1 Apr 1798, Elbert County, Georgia.

  19. 200.  Thomas Marcum was born 0___ 1745, Goochland County, Virginia; died 0___ 1792, Red Bird, Owsley County, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    View Thomas Marcum's antecedents... http://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Marcum-Family-Tree-73

    Thomas married Jane Clay (~ 1765), (Virginia). Jane was born Abt 1735, Virginia. [Group Sheet]


  20. 201.  Jane Clay was born Abt 1735, Virginia.
    Children:
    1. 100. Beverly Marcum was born 9 Feb 1771, Rocky Mount, Franklin County, Virginia; died 9 May 1831, Darke County, Ohio; was buried Old Ludlow Cemetery, Laura, Miami County, Ohio.

  21. 202.  Daniel Ward was born 4 May 1739, Lunenburg County, Virginia, British Colonies of North America (son of Benjamin Ward and Missy LNU); died 6 Feb 1826.

    Notes:

    Birth:
    Map & History of Lunenburg County, Virginia... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunenburg_County,_Virginia

    Daniel — unnamed spouse. [Group Sheet]


  22. 203.  unnamed spouse
    Children:
    1. 101. Elizabeth Ward was born 0___ 1770, Pittsylvania County, Virginia; died 0___ 1851, Monroe Township, Darke County, Ohio; was buried Old Ludlow Cemetery, Laura, Miami County, Ohio.

  23. 224.  Pemberton Burch was born ~ 1742; died 0___ 1803, Caswell County, North Carolina.

    Pemberton — unnamed spouse. [Group Sheet]


  24. 225.  unnamed spouse
    Children:
    1. 112. John Burch was born 25 Aug 1770, Brunswick County, Virginia; died 5 Jul 1834, Claiborne County, Tennessee; was buried Burch Cemetery, Claiborne County, Tennessee.

  25. 226.  John Shearman was born 28 May 1750, Granville County, North Carolina (son of John Shearman and Catherine LNU); died 0___ 1795, Caswell County, North Carolina.

    Notes:

    SHERMAN, SHEARMAN, THOMPSON, WALLIS, BURCH

    Posted: 9 May 1998 12:00PM GMT
    Classification: Query
    Edited: 1 Dec 2002 11:37PM GMT
    I am looking for information on John SHERMAN or SHEARMAN (d. 1795, Caswell Co., NC) and family. His wife was Mildred, and children included Temperance (m. William WALLIS, Sr. 26 Jul 1795 in Caswell Co.), Elizabeth (m. John BURCH 12 Apr 1791 in Caswell Co.), and Catherine (m. William THOMPSON, Sr. abt. 1810). I would like to know if Thomas SHEARMAN (m. Sarah BURCH 11 Dec. 1800 in Caswell Co.) was the son of John. The families of Thomas, Temperance, and Elizabeth moved to Russell Co., VA between 1800 and 1810, and then they moved to Claiborne Co., TN. Catherine's family was in Claiborne Co., TN by 1830.

    BURCH, SHEARMAN
    Gary E. Young (View posts )
    Posted: 20 Dec 2000 12:00PM GMT
    Classification: Query
    Surnames: BURCH, SHEARMAN

    I'm also working on these families. Mildred Shearman also accompanied some of her children to Russell Co., Va. and appears in the personal property tax list for 1797. A Jacob and William Burch, as well as John Burch, appear in that same period in Russell and all had come from Caswell Co., N.C., of course. It appears that William and John both went to Claiborne Co., Tn. I don't know what happened to Jacob. I have long assumed, with no evidence, that Thomas must have been the son of John and Mildred Shearman. And I strongly suspect his wife, Sarah Burch, was a sister of John Burch who married Elizabeth Shearman. When Thomas and Sarah Shearman married, Jacob Burch was a bondsman or witness, and Jacob also accompanied the family to Russell Co. I have not proven parentage for John Burch and his probable siblings, but it is interesting that Pemberton Burch of Caswell Co was the Administrator of the estate of John Shearman. Also, Pemberton Burch, though he did not seem to migrate to Russell Co., Va., owned land there which he sold in 1799. I have not been able to find his purchase of that land. Pemberton was a generation older than John, Jacob, William, etc., so it is worth pursueing leads regarding his family or heirs. He died in 1803 in Caswell Co.

    John married Mildred Milly Edwyn 31 Oct 1794, Caswell County, North Carolina. Mildred was born 0___ 1752, Caswell County, North Carolina; died 10 Nov 1795, Caswell County, North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  26. 227.  Mildred Milly Edwyn was born 0___ 1752, Caswell County, North Carolina; died 10 Nov 1795, Caswell County, North Carolina.
    Children:
    1. 113. Elizabeth Shearman was born 0___ 1780, (Caswell County) North Carolina; died ~ 1825, Claiborne County, Tennessee.

  27. 228.  Sherrod Sherwood Mayes was born 0___ 1747, Henry County, Virginia (son of Henry Mayes and Phoebe Harrell); died 18 May 1834, Grainger County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: Abt 1749, Morrowbone Creek,Brunswick County, Virginia
    • Death: 0Jul 1836, Union County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    AKA: Sherod, Sherrod

    Some records indicate death date of 1825 and 1834.
    Sherrod was said to have been of French and English origin.
    One record reflects birth about 1751, another 1737.
    Sherwood (Sherrod) Mayes was born in Henry County, Virginia in 1746. Sherrod migrated from Henry Co VA to Hawkins Co TN, later to become Grainger Co TN and settled West of Morristown on Young's Creek and South Holston River. He died at Holston River, Grainger County, Tennessee, in 1836. Sherwood was married to Elizabeth Nancy Smith who was born in 1752, in Henry County, Virginia. Sherwood and Elizabeth (Nancy) were married on November 25, 1773 in Henry County, Virginia. Elizabeth (Nancy) died at Holston River in 1848.
    On August 30, 1777, Sherrod Mayes was one of the Henry County citizens to sign and state the Oath of Allegiance.


    Sherrod Mayes received state and federal payment for food and feed that he furnished to the Revolutionary Soldiers under the command of Captain Daniel Lanier and Lt. Colonel Lee's Light Dragoons. After the War, Sherrod migrated from Henry County Virginia to Grainger County, Tennessee.
    Sherrod Mayes II and his family emigrate from Henry County, Va., in 1787-8, to Washington County, North Carolina, settling near what became Rutledge, Grainger County, Tennessee.

    Sherrod & Elizabeth lived there until after Sherod's father Henry died and Sherrod and his brother Henry Jr. sold their farms in Henry Co., Virginia to John Smith and moved with their families to Hawkins Co., North Carolina, settling in East Tennessee near Rutledge. "On the 5th of Jan 1795, John Tye Jr. was killed & John Tye Sr., John Burlison, Sherrard Mays, and Thomas Mays were wounded by Indians on the frontier of Hawkins Co., Tennessee, about 50 miles above Knoxville, on the waters of the Clinch." (In a chapter on Indian conflicts on the Clinch River, Cumberland Mtns, Powell's Valley area, etc. From 'The Civil and Political History of the State of Tennessee, by Judge John Haywood, published 1823, reprint 1915).

    Sherrod Mayes II died in 1836, aged 90 years. (Old family data said born in 1737.) His will was recorded in 1836). Elizabeth (Smith)Mayes died at the ripe old age of 108 years.
    Spouse: Elizabeth Nancy Smith
    Birth: 29 Dec 1752, Henry County, Virginia
    Death: abt 1848, Holston River, Grainger County, Tennessee
    Father: Thomas Smith
    Mother: Elizabeth Witt
    Marr: 25 Nov 1773, Henry County, Virginia

    Children: Thomas Deux (1774-1846),William (1776-1861),Patricia Jane (1781-),Elizabeth (1781-1840),Goodwin (1784-),Dudley (1786-1844),Nancy (1788-1848),Jane (1792-),Jonathon (1793-1852),Priscilla (1795-1849)

    Sherod Mayes, second son of Henry and Phebey Mayes was born about 1751 in Virginia and died in Grainger county Tennessee in 1834. Sherod moved with his parents into Henry county Virginia about 1773 from Bunswick county Virginia. He married Elizabeth Smith, the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth WITT Smith, in adjoining Guilford county North Carolina November 25, 1773. Elizabeth Smith was born December 29, 1752 in Virginia and died about 1848. On February 10, 1779, Sherod and Elizabeth bought 76 acres of land from Elizabeth's brother, Zackariah located on Fall Creek in Henry county Virginia near the North Carolina border. On August 10, 1777 near the beginning of the Revolutionary War, Sherod and his father along with his brothers took the Oath of Allegiance to be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Commanwealth of Virginia. Even though Sherod was not a soldier in the Revolutionary War, there are several accounts of Sherod furnishing supplies to the soldiers during the Revolutionary War. Sherod's father died in spring of 1787, and soon after Sherod along with some of his other brothers removed to Hawkins county , now Grainger county Tennessee near the South Holston River.
    After arriving in Hawkins county Sherad Mayes and brother Henry were listed on the payroll of Infantry under the command of Sgt Thomas Gibbons in the service to the US Southwest Territory from July 27 1793 to September 7, 1793.

    Judge John Haywood published a book in 1823 (reprint 1915) of the "Civil and political History of Tennessee" . Judge Haywood mentions Sherod Mayes, and his son Thomas Mayes, John Tye Sr. and his son John Tye Jr. and John Burlison all being wounded by Indians on January 5, 1795 while on a hunting trip on the frontier in Hawkins county, about 50 mile North of Knoxville. John Tye Jr. was killed in the skirmish.

    Henry Mayes, a brother to Sherod either received a Grant ( or bought one) for 400 acres of land in Hawkins county Tennessee. On December 5, 1795 Henry Mayes sold to Sherod Mayes 100 acres of land located near the South Holston River and Youngs Creek. (see Book c page 38 Hawkins Co TN)

    Sherod and Elizabeth established a home on their land where Youngs Creek empties into South Holston River, about 5 miles West of Morristown, Tennessee. Sherod was not only a farmer but operated a Public Ferry on the South Holston River. Sherod soon acquired additional land and by 1814 Sherod paid taxes on 204 acre of land. In his religious preferences, Sherod was a Methodist. The first Methodist church in the county was organized at Read's Meeting House. The first Court in the county was also held there. About 1815 a camp ground called Sulphur Springs was established four miles South of Morristown, among the orginal campers were Soloman Wyatt, Frances Daniel, Sherrod Mayes, Benjamin McCarty and Joseph Daniel.

    Sherod made his Will on April 11, 1829. The will was recorded November 29, 1834. He mentions his wife Elizabeth that she be left his estate for the remainder of her natural life, then the remaining estate be equally divided among his five sons. He states in the Will that his daugthers were provided for by their grandfather, Thomas Smith from Virginia.(Thomas Smith willed Elizabeth a nego women named Lettice and that she and her increase be equally divided between her daughters) Sherod named his Executors to the Will, Levi Satterfield and Joshua Daniels. Witnesses to the Will were Elijah Sims and Joshua Kidwell. It is interesting to note that on page 58, Volume 11, in Knoxville Tennessee Supreme Court Reports, September term 1849, we find the quite cellebrated decision in the case of five daughters of Mrs Sherod Mayes, daughters of Thomas Smith of Virginia. The suit, "Satterfield versus Mayes et al", decided the distribution of the female descendants of a female slave named Lettice "loaned for life" by Thomas Smith to his daughter, Elizabeth Mayes. The case got into Court, when two of Elizabeth's daughters died. Of the five daughters of Sherod and Elizabeth's, Nancy and Patsey died before their mother. (Court Records of the law suit over the slave "Letice")

    Sherod's Estate wasn't settled until 1848. (Grainger Co TN Circuit Court Minutes, Vol 11, pages 157, 202, 221, 222, 223) Lot # 1 to Thomas Mayes, dec. & heirs 56 acres. Lot # 2 to Goodwin Mayes & heirs 27 1/2 acres. Lot # 3 to William Mayes & heirs 42 acres. Lot # 4 to Green Berry Mayes (son of Dudley) 62 acres. Lot # 5 to Edward Mayes (son of Dudley) & heirs 64 acres. A Dam has been built on the South Holston River forming Lake Cherokee in 1941 and it is likely Sherod's place is now covered by water. There is a road called Kidwell Ridge Road which runs along Youngs Creek on the East side of Lake Cherokee, no doubt named after the early Kidwell family who was Sherod's neighbor.

    Children of Sherod and Elizabeth Mayes:

    1. Thomas Mayes (1774-1846) married Elizabeth Bridges

    2. William Mayes (1776-1861) married Susannah MAYES Bridges

    3. Patricia (Patsy) Mayes (1778- ) married William Thomas Bridges

    4. Elizabeth Mayes (1781-1840) married John McCarty

    5. Goodwin Mayes (1784- ) married Elizabeth Caruthers

    6. Dudley Mayes (1786-1844) married Elizabeth Daniels

    7. Nancy Mayes 1788-1848) married Ruebin Graves

    8. Jane Mayes (1792- ) married Benjamin Ivy

    9. Jonathon Mayes (1793-1852) married Mary Daniels

    10. Pricilla (Ciller) Mayes (1795-1849) married Edward Daniels

    Executors: Levi Satterfield & Joseph Daniel
    Joshua Kidwell of Hamilton, Tn to prove will of Sherod Mayes
    Witness Joshua Kidwell & Elijah Sims. Exe. Levi Satterfield & Jospeh Daniel
    Quoted Text: He saw said Shurad Mays sign said and acknowledge the same as his last Will & Testament upon the day it bares date. He was of sound and disposing mind and memory and he further says that he is acquainted with Elijah Sims the other subscribing witness there to and that he saw him attest the same in the presence of the said Shurad Mays. Levi Satterfield and Joseph Daniel the executors mentioned in said Will take upon themselves the execution thereof and entered into bond according to law.


    Executors leave to sell estate.


    Quoted Text: Exe. of estate of Shurad Mays, decd. have leave to sell such portion of personal estate as their judgement will be of advantage to said estate.


    Commissioners: M.N. Fefferys, George Moody, & James Lacy
    Quoted Text: Ordered by the court that M. N. (Marmaduke Norfleet) Jefferys, George Moody, James Lacy be appointed commissiners to make setlement with Levi Satterfield & Joseph Daniel exe. of estate of Sherod Mayes, Decd. Make report next term of court.


    Report approved
    Quoted Text: Commissioners who were appointed at last term of this court to make settlement with Levi Satterfield & Joseph Daniel Exc.of Sherod Mayes, decd. estate. report approved and ordered recorded and said commissioners, George Moody, M. N. Jeffries and James Lacy each allowed the sum of one dollar per day for their services in settling with said Executors one day each.


    Robert Cardwell and Joshua Kidwell paid out of estate
    Quoted Text: Settlement - Pursuant to the above names ordered to us directed from the County Court of Grainger, TN. we have proceeded and settled the account of the Estate of Sherod Mayes decd. with Levi Satterfield & Joseph Daniel Exe. from papers furnished us and report as follows: Charged Executors with the amount of sale arising from the sale of property sold of estate, amounting to seventy one dollars, sixty two and one half cents. We then credited the above exe. with forty eight dollars, eighty two and one half cents which they are entitled to from the paper exhibited to us which you will find in above account marked B. Although two of the papers exhibited are not legal vouchers for said executors as yet, we are satisfied that the money was actually paid by them which may be rendered by Robert Cardwell and Joshu Kidwell receipting on the back of their claims, therefore, recommending the court to allow the Creditors as they are charged which will leave a balance in the hands of the exe. of twenty one dollars and ninety cents due to the estate. Reported 2nd of October 1837.

    Signed: M. N. Jeffrys and James Lacy
    Sources
    Inventory of Estates & Wills Grainger, TN E. Tate, clerk Abstracted by Mary E. Reeves My Line
    Grainger, TN Court Records 2 Oct 1837
    Grainger, TN Court Records 2 Oct 1837

    Sherrod married Elizabeth Nancy "Betty" Smith 25 Nov 1773, Guilford County, North Carolina. Elizabeth (daughter of Thomas Smith and Elizabeth Witt) was born 29 Dec 1752, Guilford County, North Carolina; died 0Dec 1846, Grainger County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  28. 229.  Elizabeth Nancy "Betty" Smith was born 29 Dec 1752, Guilford County, North Carolina (daughter of Thomas Smith and Elizabeth Witt); died 0Dec 1846, Grainger County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 114. Thomas Daux B. Mayes was born 25 Jul 1774, Martinsville, Henry County, Virginia; died 26 May 1846, Rutledge, Grainger County, Tennessee; was buried Sandlick-Mayes Cemetery, Sandlick, Claiborne County, Tennessee.

  29. 240.  Coulson Heath, Sr. was born Virginia; died Bef 1830, (Putnam County, Georgia).

    Other Events:

    • Possessions: Hancock County, Georgia, 1801-1802
    • Possessions: Putnam County, Georgia, 1810
    • Also Known As: Coleson Heath
    • Also Known As: Colson Heath
    • Residence: 0___ 1820, Putnam County, Georgia

    Notes:

    To Marvin and K.

    I too am very much interested in both the Colson Heaths who were in Putnam Co GA. My line descends from the elder Colson thru his son Daniel born April 1810, Montgomery CO VA. (I strongly believe they are one and the same, but no proof,-- yet.)
    I have researched records in both the GA state archives in Atlanta and in the C/H in Putnam County. The Sr. Colson has been very elusive, as well as his wife, Elizabeth Morris.

    Here is the trail I have followed for Colson,Sr.

    First of all, I got started on my search thru Georgia from a book, Southern Relatives, author Sadie Hammonds, 2 vols. I believe pub. in the 1960's. There are sections on Heaths of Virginia, in the Carolinas and in Georgia. The GA archives has this book. In tracking several of these families, I believe there are close relationships with our Colson, but missing are some of the links.

    The earliest record so far of Colson, Sr. is in Hancock Co, GA Feb. 1801 and again Nov 1802. He was a purchaser at estate sales. The second sale, Thomas Heath was also a purchaser. He seems to be moving with this Thomas.

    He buys land in Putnam Co GA 1810, first 40 acres which he sales back to the original owner, then in Dec 1810 he buys a 200 acre parcel in Putnam Co where he resides with his family until 1824 - 1826. At that time the widow, Elizabeth is paying the taxes. My GG grandfather Daniel first recorded in Campbell CO TN (later becomes Union Co TN) 1826, as witness to Conrad Sharp's will (the father-in-law of his older sister, Nancy). The family returned to TN around 1823 - 1825 as Nancy's eldest child is born abt 1824. The Sharp family had been in TN much earlier.

    I, too, feel that there are strong relationships amongst the three families of Putnam Co, i.e. Colson, Thomas and William.

    William's wife, Margaret, is agent for Colson's orphans in the GA 1832 Land Lottery.

    Colson, Jr. and Jane Castleberry were both members of the Bent Creek Primitive Bapt. Church which is about three miles from the 200 acres that Colson, Sr. bought.

    Rhoda Heath, a widow, was a charter member of the same church 1807 when the church was constituted. I have checked the small cemetery at the church but did not find any Heath burials there. There were several graves in a grown over area covered in poison ivy that we didn't get to inspect.

    This church is located about 10 miles east of Eatonton, GA, the county seat of Putnam.

    I have a little more info I am willing to share if you would like to contact me directly.

    Shirley

    Knoxville, TN

    Ref: Coulson Heath. Also spelled Coleson, Colson. Coleson Heath Sr lived in Putnam Cty Ga around 1820 but died prior to 1830. His son, Coleson Jr lived there past 1830 but then moved to Talbot County Ga. I believe he was there thru 1850. He later moved from there and apparently left Ga.

    The gradual movement in those days was toward the west. Many moved into Alabama where rich cotton land was being made available, subsequently moving on further west. Putnam Cty was settled by Virginians, Carolinians and some from further north.

    There were two other Heaths with sizeable families living in Putnam County at the same time as Coleson. They were Thomas Heath and William Heath. Thomas died around 1830. One of his sons was Guilford (Gilford) Heath who was my great-great-great grandfather. There may be a relationship between them I have not been able to confirm.

    Colson Heath was born in Virginia & married a Virginian (can't recall the name right away) in 1787. He moved to Greene County, Ga sometime after 1800. The 1820 census shows a good-sized family.

    He had a son, Colson Jr. who was born around 1800. Part of Greene County became Putnam Cty & they lived in Putnam. Colson Sr died prior to the 1840 census. Colson Jr. moved to Talbot County, Ga prior to 1850 & was in the census there. He moved on west apparently and I have seen the names of some of his children in Alabama.

    Coulson married unnamed spouse 0___ 1787, (Virginia). [Group Sheet]


  30. 241.  unnamed spouse
    Children:
    1. 120. Coulson Heath, Jr. was born 6 Aug 1788, Putnam County, Georgia; died 25 Jun 1880, Atlanta, Cass County, Texas.

  31. 242.  Gideon Morris was born Abt 1750, Randolph County, North Carolina; died 0Apr 1798, Jefferson County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Gideon Morris was the founder of Morristown, Tennessee.
    The Morris family came over from England about 1670 and settled in Northcumberland, VA.
    Gideon Morris was one of the signers of the Petition of the Watauga Settlement along with David (Davey Crockett) & other early settlers.

    Click here to view Gideon's pedigree: http://www.wikitree.com/treewidget/Morris-1879/9

    Gideon is a co-signer with Davy Crockett...

    Watauga Petition - Petition to North Carolina - July 5, 1776

    To the Hon. the Provincial Council of North Carolina:

    The humble petition of the inhabitants of the Washington District, including the River Wataugah, Nonachuckie, &c., in committee assembled, Humbly Showeth, that about six years ago, Colonel Donelson, (in behalf of the Colony of Virginia), held a Treaty with the Cherokee Indians, in order to purchase the lands of the Western Frontiers; in consequence of which Treaty, many of your petitioners settled on the lands of the Wataugah, &c., expecting to be within the Virginia line, and consequently hold their lands by their improvements as first settlers; but to their great disappointment, when the line was run they were (contrary to their expectation) left out; finding themselves thus disappointed, and being to inconveniently situated to move back, and feeling an unwillingness to loose the labour bestowed on their plantations, they applied to the Cherokee Indians, and leased the land for a term of ten years, before the expiration of which term, it appeared that many persons of distinction were actually making purchases forever; thus yielding a precedent, (supposing many of them, who were gentlemen of the law, to be better judges of the constitution than we were,) and considering the bad consequences it must be attended with, should the reversion be purchased out of our hands, we next preceded to make a purchase of the lands, reserving those in our possession in sufficient tracts for our own uses, and resolving to dispose of the remainder for the good of th community.

    This purchase was made and the lands acknowledged to us and our heirs forever, in an open treaty, in Wataugah Old Fields; a deed being obtained from the Chiefs of the said Cherokee nation, for themselves and their whole nation, conveying a fee simple right to the said lands, to us and our heirs forever, which deed was for and in consideration of the sum of two thousand pounds sterling (paid to them in goods,) for which consideration they acknowledged themselves fully satisfied, contented and paid; and agreed for themselves and their whole nation, their heirs, &c., forever to resign, warrant and defend the said lands to us, and our heirs, &c., against themselves, their heirs, &c. The purchase was no sooner made, than we were alarmed by the reports of the present unhappy situation between Great Britain and America, on which report, (taking the new united colonies for our guide,) we proceeded to choose a committee, which was done unanimously by the consent of the people.

    This committee (willing to become a party in the present unhappy contest) resolved (which is now in our records) to adhere strictly to the rules and orders of the Continental Congress, and in open committee acknowledged themselves indebted to the united colonies their full portion of the Continental expense.

    Finding ourselves on the Frontiers, and being apprehensive that, for the want of a proper legislature, we might become shelter for such as endeavored to defraud their creditors; considering also the necessity of recording Deeds, Wills, and doing other public business, we, by consent of the people, formed a court for the purposes above mentioned, taking (by desire of our constituents) the Virginia laws for our guide, so near as the situation of affairs would admit; this was intended for ourselves, and was done by the consent of every individual, but wherever we had to deal with people out of our district, we have ruled them to bail, to abide by our determinations, (which was, in fact, leaving the matter of reference,) otherways we dismissed their suit, lest we should in any way intrude on the legislature of the colonies.

    In short, we have endeavored so strictly to do justice, that we have admitted common proof against ourselves, on accounts, &c., from the colonies, without pretending a right to require the Colony Seal.

    We therefore trust that we shall be considered as we deserve, and not, as we have (no doubt) been many times, represented, as a lawless mob. It is for this very reason we can assure you that we petition; we now again repeat it, that it is for want of proper authority to try and punish felons, we can only mention to you murderers, horse thieves and robbers and are sorry to say that some of them have escaped us for want of proper authority. We trust, however, that this will not long be the case; and we again and again repeat it, that it is for this reason we petition to this Honorable Assembly. Above we have given you and extract of our proceedings, since our settling on Wataugah, Nolachuckie, &c., in regard to our civil affairs.

    We have shown you th causes of our first settling and the disappointments we have met with, the reason of our lease and of our purchase, the manner in which we purchased, and how we hold of the Indians in fee simple; the causes of our forming a committee, and legality of its election; and same of our court and proceedings, and our reasons for petitioning in regard to our Legislature.

    We will now porceed to give you some account of our military establishments, which were chosen agreeable to the rules established by convention, and officers appointed by the committee. This being done we thought it proper to raise a company on the District service, as our proportion, to act in the common cause on the sea shore. A Company of fine riflemen were accordingly enlisted, and put under Captain James Robertson, and were actually embodied, when we received sundry letters and depositions, (copies of which we now enclose to you,) you will readily judge that there was occasion for them in another place, where we daily expected attack. We therefore thought proper to station them on our Frontiers, in defence of the common cause, at the expense and risque of our own private fortunes, til farther public orders, which we flatter ourselves will give no offence. We have enclosed you sundry proceedings at the station where our men now remain.

    We shall now submit the whole to your candid and impartial judgement. We pray your mature and deliberate consideration in our behalf, that you man annex us to your Province, (whether as County, district, or other division,) in such manner as my enable us to share in the glorious cause of Liberty; enforce our laws under authority, and in every respect become the best members of society; and for ourselves and constituents we hope, we many venture to assure you, that we shall adhere strictly to your determinations, and that nothing will be lacking or any thing neglected, that may add weight (in the civil or military establishments) to the glorious cause in which we are now struggling, or contribute to the welfare of our own or ages yet to come.

    That you may strictly examine every part of this our Petition, and delay no time in annexing us to your Province, in such a manner as your wisdom shall direct, is the hearty prayer of those who, for themselves and constituents, as in duty bound, shall ever pray.

    John Carter, Chn Zach Isbell Jacob Brown George Rusel Charles Robertson John Sevier Wm. Bean Jacob Womack James Robertson Jas. Smith John Jones Robert Lucas

    The above signers are members in Committee assembled. Wm. Tatham, Clerk, P.T.

    Jocob Womack James Easley John I. Cox Joud.Bostin, sen. Joseph Dunham John Haile John Cox, jr. Henry Bates, jun. Rice Duncan Elijah Robertson Abraham Cox Will'm Dod Edward Hopson William Clark Emanuel Shote Groves Morris Lew. Bowyer John Dunham Thomas Houghton Wm. Bates Joseph Buller Wm. Overall Joseph Luske Robert Mosely Andw. Greer Matt. Hawkins William Reeves Ge.Hartt Jaob Mitchell John Brown David Hughes Isaac Wilson GIDEON MORRIS Gideon Morris Jos. Brown Landon Carter Jno. Waddell Shadrach Morris Job Bumper John McCormick Jarret Williams William Crocket Isaac Wilson David Crocket Oldham Hightower Thomas Dedmon Richard Norton Edward Cox Abednago Hix David Hickey George Hutson Tho's Hughes Charles McCartney Mark Mitchell Thomas Simpson Wm.Roberson Frederick Vaughn Hugh Blair Valentine Sevier Henry Siler Jos. McCartney Elias Pebler Jonathan Tipton Frederick Calvit Mark Robertson Jos. Brown Robert Sevier John Moore Joseph Calvit John Neave Drury Goodan Wm. Newberry Joshua Houghton John Robinson Richard Fletcher Adam Sherrell John Chukinbeard Chris. Cunningham Alexander Greear Sam. Sherrell,jr James Cooper Jas. Easley Joseph Greear Sam. Sherrell,Sr William Brokees Ambrose Hodge Andrew Greear,jr Ossa Rose Julius Robertson Dan'l Morris Teeter Nave Henry Bates,jr John King Wm. Cox Lewis Jones Jos. Grimes Michael Hider Crs.Cunningham,Sr John Davis Joshua Barten,sr John Barley

    Gideon — Janette Riggs Blythe. Janette (daughter of James Blythe and Ruth Riggs) was born Abt 1748, North Carolina; died 28 Oct 1828, Jefferson County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  32. 243.  Janette Riggs Blythe was born Abt 1748, North Carolina (daughter of James Blythe and Ruth Riggs); died 28 Oct 1828, Jefferson County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    The Riggs families along with the Morris families married into the Crow families for a few gnerations, I am not sure how they were related, or if they were, but the names flow out our family history.

    Children:
    1. 121. Elizabeth Morris was born Abt 1780, Virginia.