Michael Hennessee

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Michael Hennessee

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Fred Henry Hennessee was born 10 May 1921, Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee (son of James Savage Hennessee, Sr. and Ethel Jane Turner); died 22 Aug 1984, North Ridgeville, Lorain Co., OH.

    Fred married Frances Bess (Crossville, Tennessee). Frances died Bef 2003. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Frances Bess died Bef 2003.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Mary Frances

    Children:
    1. Robert K. Hennessee
    2. Keith Hennessee
    3. Teresa Hennessee
    4. 1. Michael Hennessee


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  James Savage Hennessee, Sr. was born 2 May 1893, White County, Tennessee (son of Patrick Scott "Paddy" Hennessee and Samantha Elizabeth Oakes); died 28 Apr 1977, Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee; was buried Turner Cemetery, Cumberland County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    James left White County with his two sisters at the turn of the century and went north to Cumberland County...JSH,Jr.

    DAH presumes that Patrick died about that time (he would have been 75) and Samantha took the children to Crossville

    James married Ethel Jane Turner 0___ 1924, Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee. Ethel (daughter of Clarence D. Turner and Miranda Millard) was born 10 Mar 1901, Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee; died 24 Apr 1974, Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee; was buried Turner Cemetery, Cumberland County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Ethel Jane Turner was born 10 Mar 1901, Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee (daughter of Clarence D. Turner and Miranda Millard); died 24 Apr 1974, Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee; was buried Turner Cemetery, Cumberland County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Residence (Family):
    in Civil District 1...

    Children:
    1. Clarence Edwards Hennessee was born 21 Nov 1919, Cumberland County, Tennessee; died 6 Jun 1920, Denton, Cumberland County, Tennessee; was buried Turner Cemetery, Cumberland County, Tennessee.
    2. 2. Fred Henry Hennessee was born 10 May 1921, Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee; died 22 Aug 1984, North Ridgeville, Lorain Co., OH.
    3. James Savage "Junior" Hennessee, Jr. was born 20 Feb 1924, Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee; died 10 Jul 2011, Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee; was buried Turner Cemetery, Cumberland County, Tennessee.
    4. Eugene Hennessee was born 18 Sep 1926, Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee; died 23 Nov 1926, Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee; was buried Turner Cemetery, Cumberland County, Tennessee.
    5. Donald Douglas Hennessee was born 6 Feb 1928, Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee; died 19 Mar 1981, Dayton, Ohio; was buried Turner Cemetery, Cumberland County, Tennessee.
    6. Geraldine "Jerri" Hennessee was born 26 Jan 1931, Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee; died 25 Dec 2009, Dayton, Ohio.
    7. Irene Hennessee was born 1 Feb 1934, Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee; died Bef 2011.
    8. Lorene Hennessee
    9. Kenneth Venable Hennessee
    10. Johnny Richard Hennessee, Sr. was born 5 May 1945, Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee; died 24 Sep 2010, Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee; was buried Turner Cemetery, Cumberland County, Tennessee.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Patrick Scott "Paddy" Hennessee was born 27 Nov 1826, Warren County, Tennessee (son of Thomas Hennessee and Sarah "Sally" Jennings); died 18 Oct 1900, (Cookeville) Putnam County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Farmer
    • Census Name: P S Hennessee
    • Census Name: Patrick Henesee
    • Residence: 0___ 1850, Wright County, Missouri

    Notes:

    October 21, 2015:

    His birth mother may be Miss Cain as records are not clear regarding Miss Cain's death. It was Jim Howell who noticed the anamoly...DAH

    Was mean to Hannah. Children ran him off and lore has it he started a second family in Missouri. Appears in 1860 Wright Co.,MO Federal Census. Listed in Van Buren Co. during 1870 census.

    Tombstone of his first daugter, Frances, lists his middle intial as "S".

    Sybil Elam recalls her grandmother referring to him as, "Paddy"...DAH

    From: David Hennessee
    To: ron bradley
    Subject: Re:
    Date: Thursday, October 21, 1999 8:15 AM

    Dear Marie - Thanks for the data. See body of your text for answers. Am attaching an early registry of HARRISON which should answer other questions you may have. HENNESSEE-HARRISON families have been inter-marrying for generations...David
    -----Original Message-----
    From: ron bradley
    To: David Hennessee
    Date: Wednesday, October 20, 1999 11:23 PM


    Hi, Thought you might want this data.
    1880 Texas Co. MO. census, Morris township

    pg. 3- # 277 C. S. Hennessee age 55 b. TN.
    Hannah 50 "
    Audley 16 "
    Silvester 14 "
    John 12 "
    Gilbert 9 "
    Idelle 6 "

    pg. 53- # 278
    Hennessee William 19 TN.
    Surrepta 16 "


    Isn't this Hannah Harrison, Audley srs daughter? ...YES
    Im sending for Morris Township,Tx. Co. Mo. census book, in it the parents birth place of Joseph Harrison and the rest should be listed. Do you know who the C. S. Hennessee;ANSWER: Should read P. S. (Patrick Scott HENNESSEE) is? or the above William Hennessee? ANSWER: WIlliam is his son...
    Also ran upon another question ( if your not already sick of questions :). I came across a list of Audleys children on a web site, that has a Sarah A. Harrison listed instead of Nettie ( Sarah), married to Mc Gregor. on Audleys will he names Nettie ( Sarah). there is a typo on the will it reads Nutty which I assumed was Nettie, or have I missed something?
    Will send the information on parents birth as soon as I get the Morris census. Marie

    Patrick married Samantha Elizabeth Oakes 4 Jan 1887, Overton County, Tennessee. Samantha (daughter of George W. Oakes and Mary J(ane) Livesay) was born 1 Feb 1861, (Cookeville, Putnam County) Tennessee; died 2 Dec 1944, Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee; was buried Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Samantha Elizabeth Oakes was born 1 Feb 1861, (Cookeville, Putnam County) Tennessee (daughter of George W. Oakes and Mary J(ane) Livesay); died 2 Dec 1944, Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee; was buried Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. Willie Mae Hennessee was born 17 Dec 1889, White County, Tennessee; died 7 Jun 1973, Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee; was buried Hyder Cemetery, Cumberland County, Tennessee.
    2. William Patrick Hennessee was born 17 Dec 1889, (White County) Tennessee.
    3. 4. James Savage Hennessee, Sr. was born 2 May 1893, White County, Tennessee; died 28 Apr 1977, Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee; was buried Turner Cemetery, Cumberland County, Tennessee.
    4. Mary Belle Hennessee was born 17 Apr 1895, White County, Tennessee; died 10 Jan 1973, Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee; was buried Hyder Cemetery, Cumberland County, Tennessee.

  3. 10.  Clarence D. Turner was born 28 Jan 1878, Tennessee (son of John Turner and Martha Jane LNU); died 19 May 1928, Rockwood, Tennessee; was buried 21 May 1928, Turner Cemetery, Cumberland County, Tennessee.

    Clarence married Miranda Millard (ABT 1900), (Cumberland County) Tennessee. Miranda (daughter of Samuel Millard and Mary Hyder) was born 3 Oct 1876, (Cumberland County) Tennessee; died 8 Sep 1960, Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee; was buried Turner Cemetery, Cumberland County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Miranda Millard was born 3 Oct 1876, (Cumberland County) Tennessee (daughter of Samuel Millard and Mary Hyder); died 8 Sep 1960, Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee; was buried Turner Cemetery, Cumberland County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Family links:
    Parents:
    Samuel Millard (1837 - 1920)
    Mary Hyder Millard (1852 - 1934)

    Spouse:
    Clarence D. Turner (1878 - 1928)

    Children:
    Ethel Jane Turner Hennessee (1901 - 1974)
    Laura Turner (1905 - 1920)
    Ruby Turner Vitatoe (1911 - 2006)
    Maude Mae Turner Wright (1913 - 1995)

    Children:
    1. 5. Ethel Jane Turner was born 10 Mar 1901, Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee; died 24 Apr 1974, Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee; was buried Turner Cemetery, Cumberland County, Tennessee.


Generation: 5

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

    Other Events:

    • Residence: 0___ 1826, White County, Tennessee

    Notes:

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

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

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

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

    Appears in the 1850 Wright Co.,MO Federal Census

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

    27 Mar 2011:

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

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

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

    Hello Sam.

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

    Thank you,

    David Hennessee
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    David,

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

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

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

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

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

    7 grandchildren

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

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

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

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

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


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

    Notes:

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

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

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

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

  3. 18.  George W. Oakes was born 0May 1842, (Cookeville) Putnam County, Tennessee.

    George — Mary J(ane) Livesay. Mary was born 0Oct 1842, North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  4. 19.  Mary J(ane) Livesay was born 0Oct 1842, North Carolina.
    Children:
    1. 9. Samantha Elizabeth Oakes was born 1 Feb 1861, (Cookeville, Putnam County) Tennessee; died 2 Dec 1944, Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee; was buried Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee.

  5. 20.  John Turner

    John — Martha Jane LNU. [Group Sheet]


  6. 21.  Martha Jane LNU
    Children:
    1. 10. Clarence D. Turner was born 28 Jan 1878, Tennessee; died 19 May 1928, Rockwood, Tennessee; was buried 21 May 1928, Turner Cemetery, Cumberland County, Tennessee.

  7. 22.  Samuel Millard was born 12 Dec 1837; died 18 Feb 1920, Cumberland County, Tennessee; was buried Baker Chapel Cemetery, Cumberland County, Tennessee.

    Samuel — Mary Hyder. Mary was born 0___ 1852; died 14 Jan 1934, Cumberland County, Tennessee; was buried 16 Jan 1934, Baker Chapel Cemetery, Cumberland County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  8. 23.  Mary Hyder was born 0___ 1852; died 14 Jan 1934, Cumberland County, Tennessee; was buried 16 Jan 1934, Baker Chapel Cemetery, Cumberland County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Crossville Chronicle January 25, 1934

    Friday, January 5, Mrs Mary Millard suffered a stroke of paralysis. She had been making her home with her youngest daughter, Marie Millard at Chattanooga when she was taken ill. Her son from Ohio brought her to the home of her eldest daughter, Mrs C D Turner, Monday evening, January 8, where she lived until she passed away Sunday night, January 14, at 7:30 o'clock.

    She was 80 years of age, and had been a member of the M E Church for many years. She had lived most of her life in this community.

    She is survived by 1 brother, Bill Hyder; 5 daughters, Mrs C D Turner, Mrs J M Meadors, Mrs J F McBride, Mrs Julius Smith and Miss Marie Millard; 1 son, R H Millard of Ohio. All were present at her death.

    Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 16 at 10 a.m. at Baker's Chapel with Rev E C Edens presiding; burial was in the church cemetery

    Children:
    1. 11. Miranda Millard was born 3 Oct 1876, (Cumberland County) Tennessee; died 8 Sep 1960, Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee; was buried Turner Cemetery, Cumberland County, Tennessee.


Generation: 6

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

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

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

    Item First:

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

    Item Second:

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

    Item Third:

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

    Item Fourth:

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

    Item Fifth:

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

    Item Sixth:

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

    Item Seventh:

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

    Item 8:

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

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

    Item 2nd:

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

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

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

    Signed: James Hennessee

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

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

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    Individual Record FamilySearch™ Ancestral File v4.19

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

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

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

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

    circa 1830-1831:

    "CHANCERY of M'MINVILLE DECREES

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

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

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

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

    20 Jul 2008

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

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

    21 July 1815

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

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

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

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

    Turner Lane )

    Frances Hennessee )

    Joseph Smith ) Esqrs.

    Isaac Medkiff )

    Test- Jacob A. Lane. Clk.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    more...

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

    Select a year and view county line changes...

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

    Will:
    - Will recorded

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

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

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

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

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


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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

    Birth:
    or Amherst Co.,VA

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

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

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

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

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

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

    Re: Obediah Jennings of Claiborne/Warren TN

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Executors Audley Harrison and William McGregor

    Witnesses: Haston S. Crim and Frances Cardwell."

    _____________

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

    Documented Notes on Jennings and Allied Families by Doughtie

    Page 906

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

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

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

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

    3rd Association letter read and approved.

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

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

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

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


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

    Notes:

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

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


Generation: 7

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

    David,

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

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

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

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

    If you need more, let me know

    Best regards,

    Nick

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

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

    Sincerely yours...

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

    16 Sep 2009:

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

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

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

    1790 Census North Carolina
    Burke County Morgan District

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    More content:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Later he was in Burke Co., NC.:

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

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

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

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

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

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

    item:

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

    Bedford County Militia, 1758 (part 2)

    Submitted by Gwen Hurst

    Transcribed from: Hening, William Waller

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

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

    More content:

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

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    More Content:

    PATRICK HENNESSEE

    INSIGHT FROM LAND GRANTS

    BURKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

    INTRODUCTION

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

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

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

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

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

    PART I: HENNESSEE LAND GRANTS

    ROYAL GRANTS IN NORTH CAROLINA (1578-1777)


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

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

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

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

    INDIANS AND SPECULATION IN BURKE COUNTY (1752)


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

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

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

    EARLY SETTLEMENT IN BURKE COUNTY (1753-1776)


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

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

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


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

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

    "SQUATTERS" ON ROYAL LAND


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

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

    NORTH CAROLINA GRANTS TO HENNESSEES (1778-1898)


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

    INTRODUCTION TO PART II


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

    PART II: INSIGHT ABOUT PATRICK

    INTRODUCTION


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

    MAP OF HENNESSEE LAND GRANTS


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

    PATRICK'S NEIGHBORS (1771-1810)


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

    HOMESITE WISELY SELECTED


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

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

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

    PATRICK'S NORTH BANK GRANT


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

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

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

    PATRICK'S POSTERITY


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

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

    JAMES MARRIED AND MOVED WEST


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

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

    JOHN REMAINED IN BURKE COUNTY


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

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

    CONCLUSION


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

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

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

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

    More content:

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

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

    *

    More...

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

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

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

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

    *

    more...

    December 31, 2015;

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

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

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

    *

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Probate:
    Will proved by Thomas Lain...

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

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

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

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


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

    Notes:

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

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

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

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

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

    Hi, David:

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

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

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

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

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

    Cuz Nita

    26 Jun 2007

    Interesting tidbit re Thomas...

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

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

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

    Thomas Wilcher, TN

    Posted By:Cecile Harrell
    Email:
    Subject:Thomas Wilcher, TN
    Post Date:December 10, 1999 at 10:00:34
    Message URL:http://www.genforum.com/wilcher/messages/78.html
    Forum:Wilcher Family Genealogy Forum
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    Have recently received info that Thomas Wilcher, d. 8 Aug 1816 in Warren County, TN has been certified as a Revolutionary soldier. Have a little more info if anyone is interested.

    Cecile Harrell


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

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

    Early Wilchers...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    End.

    Abstraction from Thomas Bragg, 14 Apr 2005, Tom Bragg

    Thomas Wilcher, Sr.
    Anne Walton Wilcher

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

    Mother:

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

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

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

    Children:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    SALE OF PROPERTY OF THOS. WELCHER [WILCHER] DECEASED

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

    NOTICE:

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

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

    One tract of 90 acres, with 18 acres cleared:

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

    Executors:

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Will of Thomas Wilcher, Sr

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Signed Thomas Wilcher (Seal)

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

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

    State of Tennessee October Term 1816
    Warren County Court

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

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

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

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

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

    Early Wilchers

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

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

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

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

    Children:

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

    End

    10 Oct 2008:

    Abstracted from,

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

    WELCHIR, Thomas L., Warren-1812

    p. 207;

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

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

    p. 546;

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

    24 Jun 2009:

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

    Enumerated by Christian Shell:

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

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

    End.

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

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

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

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

    End.

    Joseph Wilcher Sr. Amherst Co., VA

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

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

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

    End.

    A summation of early Wilchers...

    Peggy,

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

    Brett (previous posting below)

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

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

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

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

    My challenges are:

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

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

    Later response...

    Hi Brett

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

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

    Thanks

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

    End.

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

    end

    Sat 3/11/2017 4:41 PM

    Hey cuz,

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

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

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

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

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


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

    and this on a John Kain:

    October 8, 1821
    P. 285
    Andrew McElroy. )
    To Issd. ) Deed trust
    Thomas Hopkins & )
    John Kain )
    Was this day proven in open Court by the oaths of Richard Nelson and Nathan Haggard the subscribing witnesses thereto, for the purposes and things mentioned and ordered to be recorded, let it be registered.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    I remember you talking about always coming across Cunninghams, so here are a few things:

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


    Another Hennessee and Cunningham marriage... Bible record:

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

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

    Love,
    Stef

    end

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

    Possessions:
    purchased 174 acres...

    Occupation:
    Appointed as an appraiser...

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

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

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

    Died:
    on Wilcher's Plantation...

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

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


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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

    Friday, March 10th, 2017:

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

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

    Allan

    to which I replied on the same day:

    "Oh, shit...

    I've got to do some diggin'"

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

    Saturday, March 11th, 2017:

    I have unlinked Nancy Anna "Ann" Walton,

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

    from the family William & Elizabeth Tilman Walton,

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

    because there is no proof of the relationship.

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

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

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

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

    Notes:

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

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

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

  5. 68.  (John Jennings) was born (Henrico County, Virginia).

    Notes:

    12 Feb 2007:

    After eighteen years of searching, can find no sources citing father to Obediah. I've assigned, 'John', as his grand father, 'Mary', his grand mother based on the traditional naming protocol of:

    First female child is named after maternal mother...
    Second female child is named after paternal mother...
    First male child is named after paternal father...
    Second male child is named after maternal father...
    Later issue named after siblings...DAH


    Clue-laden message citing possible siblings of Obediah;

    http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?isham::jennings::1746.html

    ' Late 1700 Jennings in TN
    Posted by: Rand Cardwell, kahuna@netramp.net

    Date: December 16, 1999 at 21:46:23
    of 6059


    I have a few Jennings men that show up in early court records in Claiborne Co.,TN

    Can anyone place them with families in NC or VA?

    Mentioned in 1804 to 1810 in records working as road hands;

    Obediah Jennings
    Edward Jennings
    William Jennings
    John Jennings
    Isom or Isham Jennings
    George Jennings'

    end of message

    Surname: Jennings

    This interesting surname, is of early medieval English origin, although later strongly associated with both Wales and Ireland. Recorded in the spellings of Jennings, Jennins and Jennens, it is a patronymic. It derives from the given name Janyn or Jenyn, a diminutive of the personal name John, and meaning "Little John". John itself derives from the Hebrew name "Yochanan", meaning "Jehovah has favoured (me with a son)". The patronymic surname which in this case means "the son of Little John", dates back to the late 13th Century (see below), "John" being a 12th century Crusader introduction. Soldiers of the crusades returning from the Holy Land, gave to their children and specifically sons, Hebrew and Greek names as a reminder of the fathers "pilgrimage". These "English" personal names which later became surnames, include such examples as Thomas, Isaac, Abraham, and many others. In this case early recordings include Walter Jannes and Richard Janyns in the Subsidy Rolls of Worcestershire of 1327, and Thomas Jenyn, in the charter rolls of 1428 known as "Inquisitions and Assessments relating to Feudal Aids". Elizabeth, the daughter of Thomas Jennyns, was christened on August 9th 1544, at St. Pancras', Soper Lane, London, and Jeffrey Jennings was christened on August 24th 1561, at St. Dunstans in the East, London. Among the namebearers in the "Dictionary of National Biography" is Sir Patrick Alfred Jennings (1831 - 1896), who was Premier of New South Wales. He was born in Newry, Ireland, and emigrated to the gold fields of Victoria in 1852, before moving to New South Wales in 1863. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Roger Jonyng, which was dated 1296, in the Subsidy Rolls of the county of Sussex, during the reign of King Edward 1, known as "The Hammer of the Scots", 1272 - 1307. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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

    (John — (Mary LNU). [Group Sheet]


  6. 69.  (Mary LNU)
    Children:
    1. Royal Jennings, Sr. was born 1 Feb 1762, Henrico County, Virginia; died 1 Feb 1839, Grainger County, Tennessee; was buried Locust Grove Cemetery, Washburn, Grainger County, Tennessee.
    2. 34. Obediah Jennings was born ~ 1775, North Carolina; died SUMMER 1830, Warren County, Tennessee.

  7. 70.  Jesse Buford Dodson, Sr. was born 22 Nov 1752, Halifax County, Virginia (son of Thomas Dodson, Jr. and Elizabeth Rose); died 22 Nov 1843, Riceville, McMinn County, Tennessee; was buried Matlock Cemetery, Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Farmer
    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot
    • Religion: 1801-1805; Primitive Baptist Elder
    • Religion: 0___ 1820; Primitive Baptist Elder

    Notes:

    Sketches of Tennessee's Pioneer Baptist Preachers... http://www.knoxcotn.org/tnbaptists/index.html

    JESSE DODSON

    "In memory of Rev. Jesse Dodson; born November 22, 1752; died November 22, 1843. A minister of the gospel sixty years." (Tombstone record, Eastanallee Church.)

    The deceased was born in Halifax County, Va. His first settlement in Tennessee was in Claiborne County. From there he went to Middle Tennessee. In 1819 he came to the Hiwassee Purchase, making a settlement in McMinn County, a few months before the county was "erected." On the Eastanallee is a house still standing, I believe, built ninety-eight years ago by Jesse Dodson.

    Soon after his settlement in the Hiwassee district he began pioneer work. He and seven others constituted themselves into the Eastanallee Church. He and Silas Witt organized New Hopewell. He and James Courtney founded the Hiwassee Church. Salem Church was organized by him and Richard Wilson, while he and John Short were co-founders of the Friendship Church. He was preacher to and pastor of these and other churches for many years. He was of Welsh extraction and had the Welsh fire. He was not trained to methodical sermonizing or systematic exposition of Scripture, but was earnest and fervent in exhortation, and was successful in revivals.

    Elder Dodson owned 300 acres of land in the heart of Eastanallee valley, and ten negroes, whom he "freed," it is said, after the death of his wife (by whom he came into possession of them), giving as his reason that he had "concluded that a bill of sale of negroes in his pocket would be a bad passport at the gate of Heaven."

    His wife was a Miss Ruth Johnson, of South Carolina, of a well-to-do. family, but the date of his marriage and other family and ministerial records have perished, were washed away or destroyed, it is thought, by the high waters of the Eastanallee in the year 1875. Editor's Note: Jesse was, in fact, married to Ruth Dodson, daughter of Elisha Dodson, Sr.

    He lived to preach and exhort sinners to repentance about sixty-one years, and on his 91st birthday died in the triumph of a living faith.

    Burnett, J .J. Sketches of Tennessee's Pioneer Baptist Preachers. Nashville, Tenn.: Press of Marshall & Bruce Company, 1919.

    HTML presentation of this material is Copyright (c) 2002 by Rose-Anne Cunningham Bray. All rights reserved.

    Thanksgiving of 1752 had a special meaning for Reverend Thomas DODSON and his wife Elizabeth ROSE, for on November 22nd they welcomed a new child into their Virginia family, Jesse DODSON. Not much is known about Jesse DODSON as a youth...one of at least 10 children in his family....but plenty is known about his adult life. Unknown to his father, a Virginia Baptist minister, Jesse would follow in his footsteps and change the lives of many settlers in the early days of America.

    At the time of the American Revolution, the dominant religious force in the colonies was the Church of England, the mother country for so many of its settlers. To be a minister of any church that had broken ties with England was difficult in many social settings, but by the time Jesse DODSON was 23 years old, he was living on land given to him by his father in what is now Pittsylvania County in Virginia, and starting his life as a Baptist preacher, . Jesse and his wife Ruth were married in 1774, one year before the gunfire at Lexington and Concord would start the colonies on a path of thier own, and in 1777, Jesse's name is on the list of those taking an Oath of Allegiance to the State of Virginia. While there is no evidence of military service for Jesse DODSON during the War, we can feel confident that he served in some capacity, for at the end of the War he received a Land Grant in North Carolina, which would become Tennessee.

    We know Jesse was still in Pittsylvania County, Virginia when the Revolutionary War ended in 1781, for he obtained property on Birch Creek, or Burches' Creek in some records. The following year he sold that land on "Jeremiah's Fork of Birches Creek" to relatives, and headed for Tennessee, leaving behind his brother William, also a Baptist minister.

    Rev. Jesse DODSON is listed as a member of the County Line Baptist Church, also known as the North on Holston River Baptist Church, in 1785 Hawkins County, Tennessee. Rev. Jesse DODSON joined the Big Springs Primitive Baptist Church in what is now Springdale, Tennessee in 1801, and became the Pastor of the congregation from November 1801 until November of 1805.

    In 1803, Jesse DODSON was listed in the tax records of what is now Claiborne County, in the northeast part of Tennessee, which includes part of Cumberland Gap National Park. The path from Virginia to Tennessee through Cumberland Gap had been widened by none other than Daniel Boone, and opened to wagon traffic after Rev. Jesse DODSON and his family passed through. The Big Springs Primitive Baptist Church that Jesse led was constructed in the winter of 1795-96 from hand-hewn logs, and is still standing today near Springdale, over two centuries later. It is one of the oldest churches still standing in the State of Tennessee.

    Jesse and Ruth DODSON left Claiborne County in 1806 and moved to Warren County, Tennessee, where they are listed on the 1812 Tax List, and the 1820 Census. While in Warren County, they were involved with the Collins Creek Baptist Church and several others in the area.

    Reverend Jesse DODSON was described by his peers as "earnest and fervent in exhortation", and "successful in Revivals". He was also said to have had the "Welsh fever" in describing his ancestrial traits and style of preaching, and is mentioned in the 1919 Baptist historical sketches as a Tennessee Pioneer Baptist Preacher.

    Around 1820, Rev. Jesse DODSON was called to lead the Big Springs Baptist Church on Mouse Creek, near Niota in McMinn County, Tennessee...only a year after the Hiwassee Purchase Treaty with the Cherokee Indians had opened that land to settlement. Jesse was a founder of the Eastanallee Baptist Church, and his son Elisha donated the land for the structure. Over the years Rev. Jesse DODSON would be involved in the early McMinn County churches of Salem, Hiwassee, Friendship, and New Hopewell. Owning 300 acres of land in the Eastanallee Valley, his wife Ruth had obtained ten slaves from her father's Will, and when Ruth died in 1828 Jesse set the slaves free stating that "a Bill of Sale of Negroes in my pocket would be a bad passport at the Gates of Heaven"....another brave act in a Southern State over 30 years before the Civil War. After more than 60 years of preaching from the pulpit, and inspiring many pioneer churches, Jesse DODSON died on his 91st birthday in 1843. He is buried in the Eastanalle Church Cemetery in McMinn County, Tennessee.

    The cemetery photo used at the top of this page in the header is the Eastanallee Cemetery, with the two broken headstones on the left side being those of Ruth and Jesse DODSON...and the Eastanallee Church is planning to replace them. Pioneer and Frontier Preacher, another good story in the ancestral book. Jesse is the 5th great grandfather of Anthony Martini, on his mother's side.

    "In memory of Rev. Jesse Dodson; born November 22, 1752; died November 22, 1843. A minister of the gospel sixty years." (Tombstone record, Eastanallee Church.)

    The deceased was born in Halifax County, Va. His first settlement in Tennessee was in Claiborne County. From there he went to Middle Tennessee. In 1819 he came to the Hiwassee Purchase, making a settlement in McMinn County, a few months before the county was "erected." On the Eastanallee is a house still standing, I believe, built ninety-eight years ago by Jesse Dodson.

    Soon after his settlement in the Hiwassee district he began pioneer work. He and seven others constituted themselves into the Eastanallee Church. He and Silas Witt organized New Hopewell. He and James Courtney founded the Hiwassee Church. Salem Church was organized by him and Richard Wilson, while he and John Short were co-founders of the Friendship Church. He was preacher to and pastor of these and other churches for many years.

    He was of Welsh extraction and had the Welsh fire. He was not trained to methodical sermonizing or systematic exposition of Scripture, but was earnest and fervent in exhortation, and was successful in revivals.


    His wife was Ruth Dodson, of the same family lineage of Dodson pastors. Together, Jesse and Ruth raised 12 children whom all followed in their faith.

    He lived to preach and exhort sinners to repentance about sixty-one years, and on his 91st birthday died in the triumph of a living faith.

    MINUTES OF BIG SPRING PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH

    [The first few pages are in very bad shape.]

    Church Records for the Year 1800 - 1801

    December 2nd Saturday 1800. ______Received John Goin in to fellowship. Received Obediah Jennings by experience. Agreed to continue meeting at Rob Camp 1st Saturday in January 1801 and appointed James Kinney, Elijah Chissum, William________, ________Harper and Isaac Lane to attend. Agreed to send James Kinney to Powder Gap Creek at their request.

    Feby the 2nd Saturday 1801. Church met and after worship proceeded to business.
    1st…..to continue meeting at Rob Camp.
    2nd____
    2nd Saturday_____Cloud by experience_______Richard________attend_______
    ______Saturday 1801. Church met for worship and proceeded to business.
    1st Opened a door for the reception of members.
    2nd Report made by the members from Robcamp that they received Marjorie Connor, Millie Armstrong into Fellowship.
    3rd Appointed James Kinney, Isaac Lane and Thomas Jeffries to attend at Rob Camp first Saturday in April.
    4th Peter Neal and William Stroud appointed to attend at Powells Valley Church on Gap Creek.

    April the 2nd Saturday 1801. Church met and after worship proceeded to business.
    1st. Opened a door for the reception of new members and received Judah Dodson by Experience.
    2nd Appointed Bro James Kinney, Thomas Jeffries, William Stroud, Joseph Clark and Elijah Chissum to attend at Rob Camp meeting house on the first Saturday in May.

    May the 2nd Saturday 1801. Church met and after worship proceeded to business.
    1st Opened a door for the reception of new members.
    2nd The brethren that attended at Rob Camp made_______that they had received Richard Hanes and advised____Members to meet together to worship God and____over each other according to the gospel________if any should want to join to the Church______advise that they send to the body for________

    June the 2nd Saturday 1801. Church met and after worship proceed_________
    1st Considered Bro. Obediah Martin's___________the ministry of the gospel______glory of God that he be_______ordinances but exercise______public prayer.
    2nd ______Zachariah McCul_____
    _____appoint Isaac Lane, Jesse Dodson and Joseph____to write with the church to which he formerly belonged their distresses.
    4th Appoint Isaac Lauk and Joseph______to write to the association.

    July the 2nd Saturday 1801. Church met and after worship proceeded to business.
    1st Letters read and approbated.
    2ne Appointed a Church Meeting at Rob Camp meetinghouse and appoint Joseph Clark and Peter Neal to attend.
    3rd Appointed Joseph Cogdal to the association.

    August the 1st Saturday 1801. Church met at Rob Camp and after worship proceeded to business.
    1st Appointed James Kinney, Jesse Dodson and Peter Neal to settle a distress with Bro. Obediah Martin which was attended by Brother Martin's recantation.
    2nd Dismist Richard Hanes, John Grimes, Milly Armstrong and Margery Conner.

    August the 2nd Saturday 1801. Church met and after worship proceeded to business.
    1st Opened a door for the reception of members. Received Jesse Dodson by letter.
    2nd Elijah Chissum intended to travel desires letter of recommendation. Is granted a letter of dismission for himself and his wife when called for.
    3rd Agreed to petition for a division of the association.

    September the 2nd Saturday 1801. Church met and after worship proceeded to business.
    1st Opened a door for the reception of members and received James Forrest and Mary his wife by letter.
    2nd Received Stacy Edwards by experience.

    ______Saturday 1801. Church met and after worship proceeded to business.
    1st Opened a door for the reception of members.
    2nd Appointed our meeting in November for sacrament and the day before for fasting and prayer.
    3rd. Brother William Stroud having a mind to travel requests a letter of recommendation is granted.
    4th Motion for choosing a pastor is defered.

    November the 2nd Saturday 1801. Church met and after worship proceeded to business.
    1st Chose Jesse Dodson pastor.
    2nd Agreed to call Isaac Barton and William Jones to install our pastor.

    December the 2nd Saturday 1801. Church met and after worship proceeded to business.
    1st Agreed to send Brethren Jesse Dodson, Isaac Land and Joseph Cogdal to the church on Buffaloo to inquire into their stand with John Conley.
    End of Year 1800 - 1801

    Could he have had a daughter who married James Cunningham?

    October Second Saturday 1806. Church met at Big Spring and after worship proceeded to business.

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

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

    3rd Association letter read and approved.

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

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

    Tony Martini has put together an excellent biography with lots of location shots in Middle Tennessee ... http://graveyardgossip.blogspot.com/2010/03/martini-family-jesse-dodson-frontier.html

    Military:
    While there is no evidence of military service for Jesse DODSON during the War, we can feel confident that he served in some capacity, for at the end of the War he received a Land Grant in North Carolina, which would become Tennessee.

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

    Joined the Big Springs Primitive Baptist Church in what is now Springdale, Tennessee in 1801, and became the Pastor of the congregation from November 1801 until November of 1805.

    Religion:
    Around 1820, Rev. Jesse DODSON was called to lead the Big Springs Baptist Church on Mouse Creek, near Niota in McMinn County, Tennessee...only a year after the Hiwassee Purchase Treaty with the Cherokee Indians had opened that land to settlement.

    Jesse married Ruth Dodson 0___ 1774, Halifax County, Virginia. Ruth (daughter of Elisha Dodson, Sr. and Sarah Everett) was born 12 Dec 1754, Fauquier County, Virginia; died 22 Nov 1828, McMinn County, Tennessee; was buried Matlock Cemetery, Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  8. 71.  Ruth Dodson was born 12 Dec 1754, Fauquier County, Virginia (daughter of Elisha Dodson, Sr. and Sarah Everett); died 22 Nov 1828, McMinn County, Tennessee; was buried Matlock Cemetery, Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 25 Dec 1754, Pittsylvania County, Virginia

    Notes:

    Married:
    Ruth was his first cousin.

    Children:
    1. Nancy Dodson was born 0___ 1773, (Halifax County) Commonwealth of Virginia.
    2. Nimrod H. "Tip" Dodson, Sr. was born ~ 1775, Fauquier County, Virginia; died 18 Jan 1837, Viola, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. 35. Elizabeth Dodson was born 0___ 1776, (Halifax County) Commonwealth of Virginia; died 18 May 1850, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Warren County, Tennessee.
    4. Elisha Dodson was born 17 Sep 1785, (Halifax County) Commonwealth of Virginia; died 27 Apr 1864, Polk County, Tennessee; was buried Reliance Cemetery, Polk County, Tennessee.
    5. Elijah "Grandsir" Dodson was born 17 Sep 1785, (Halifax County) Commonwealth of Virginia; died 0___ 1858, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    6. Jesse Buford Dodson, Jr. was born 7 Mar 1791, (Halifax County) Commonwealth of Virginia; died 3 Aug 1878, McMinn County, Tennessee; was buried Matlock Cemetery, Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee.
    7. William Dodson was born (Halifax County, Commonwealth of Virginia).
    8. Sarah "Sary" Dodson was born 4 Jun 1795, (Halifax County, Commonwealth of Virginia); died After 1860, (Tennessee).
    9. Tabitha Dodson was born 19 Mar 1798, (Halifax County, Commonwealth of Virginia); died 24 Nov 1839, Riceville, McMinn County, Tennessee.
    10. Sarah "Sallie" Dodson was born 0___ 1800, (Grainger County) Tennessee; died ~ 1870, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    11. Ruth Dodson was born 1 Apr 1802, (Halifax County, Virginia); died 2 Mar 1885, McMinn County, Tennessee; was buried Liberty Cemetery, McMinn County, Tennessee.


Generation: 8

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

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

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

    Thomas Henesy

    John Haghiesen
    Joan Ronayne

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

    March 19, 1679:

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

    Phil:
    129

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

    Anno 1679

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

    Thomas Henery (sp)

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

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

    s/ Philip Popleston

    and underneath was thus written vis

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

    Philip Popleston (Seale)

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

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

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

    Annexed to the above Obligation was this Catalogue followingn Viz.

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

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

    Catherine Henesy 42

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

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

    ( 185)

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

    Witness George Sullivan Philip Poplestone (Signed)


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

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

    Sealed and delivered in the presence of

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

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

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    5 Jun 1995:

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

    30 Jul 2009:

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

    Through a serendipitous web search, Nick found:

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

    Note:

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

    30 Aug 2009 Nick's response:

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

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

    CONCLUSIONS 9/9/2009:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    DISCUSSION:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    "Indentured Servant"

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

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

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

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

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    HENNESSEE FAMILY OF BURKE COUNTY

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

    LURE OF INEXPENSIVE FERTILE CAROLINA LAND

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

    GREAT WAGON ROAD TO NORTH CAROLINA

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

    PIONEER VOCATIONS

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

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

    GOLD RUSH AND CIVIL WAR

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

    FARM SOLD, FAMILY RELOCATES

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

    SPELLINGS AND PRONUNCIATION

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

    COINCIDENCES, PRECEDENTS, INCIDENTS

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

    WHERE IS HENESSEY?

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

    SPECULATION

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

    REUNIONS

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

    SOURCES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    By Manassa Nixon (Nick) Hennessee III,

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

    Father of Nixon Scott Hennessee,

    Grandfather of Sean Alexander, Ryan Augustus and Aidan Patrick Hennessee

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    More...

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

    David,

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

    The Revolutionary War........

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

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

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

    Wm. Henesey #4803 3 yrs. pg. 448

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

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

    Helen

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    More...

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

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

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    More...

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

    "Hennessy" and all its corruptions;

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

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    Immigration:
    on the ship, "Increase"

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


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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

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

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

    ...42. Cath Hennesy"

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

    Immigration:
    on the ship, "Increase"

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

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

    Notes:

    December 23, 2015:

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

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


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

  5. 140.  Thomas Dodson, Jr. was born 0Oct 1707, Richmond County, Virginia (son of Thomas Dodson, Sr. and Mary May Durham); died 21 Oct 1783, Halifax County, Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Probate: Pittsylvania County, Virginia
    • Religion: Baptist Minister
    • Will: 12 Aug 1779
    • Probate: 21 Oct 1783, Pittsylvania County, Virginia

    Notes:

    "Will of Thomas Dodson of Pittsylvania Co.,VA, dated August 12, 1779, proved, October 21, 1783". Abstracted by Catherine Lynn.


    "In the name of God Amen this twelfth day of August in the year of our Lord 1779, I Thomas Dodson of Pittsylvania County of the State Virginia being in good health and perfect and sound memory...

    I give to my grandson Thomas Dodson, son of Jospehy deceased, the sum of one shilling Sterling.

    Item - I give and bequeath to my son Tho's Dodson my whip saw.

    Item - I also give and bequeath to my son George Dodson a Negro Levina, to him and his heirs forever.

    Item - I also give and bequeath to my son William Dodson after the death of my wife the plantation and tract of land whereon I now alive to him and his heirs forever.

    Item - I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Nevil one shilling.

    Item - I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth one shilling.

    Item - I give and bequeath my daughter Else Dodson one shilling.

    Item - I give and bequeath to my loving wife Ellinor Dodson all my moveable Estate excepting my still and whipsaw, such as horses, cattle, hogs, and sheep with all my household and kitchen furniture provided she will give up her join and what I had with and in not as much to be sold as will pay her and she shall have the remainder likewise I lend her the use of my Negro woman named Violet, her natural life and afterward to my son Jesse Dodson and his heirs forever provided the wench should breed in my wife's life the said child or children to return with their mother to my son Jesse Dodson and his heirs forever.

    Item - I also leave my still to be valued at my decease and for my son Jesse to have the still by paying his brother and sisters their equal proportion according to the valuation of said still.

    Item - I also give to use of the Separate and Regular Baptists to meet in the worship service of the Lord, the Meeting house near John Creek's Mill with three acres of land to the same more of less.

    Item - I also appoint my loving wife Elenor Dodson and my son George Dodson my only and sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby disallow, revoke and disannul all and every other former will and Legacies and Executors by me in any ways before this time named, willed and bequeathed Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament, as witness wereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this day and year above written.


    Thomas Dodson



    Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Thomas Dodson to be his last will and Testament in the presence of the subscribers.

    Daniel Gardner
    Heath Gardner
    Silvaney Gardner
    Nathaniel Gardner"

    end

    Birth:
    in Farnham Parish...

    Thomas married Elizabeth Rose 3 Apr 1726, (Richmond County, Virginia). Elizabeth (daughter of John Rose and Mary LNU) was born 0___ 1706, Richmond County, Virginia; died 0___ 1766, Fauquier County, Virginia. [Group Sheet]


  6. 141.  Elizabeth Rose was born 0___ 1706, Richmond County, Virginia (daughter of John Rose and Mary LNU); died 0___ 1766, Fauquier County, Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 0___ 1710, Richmond County, Virginia

    Children:
    1. Joseph Dodson was born 21 Feb 1725, Richmond County, Virginia; died 0___ 1773, Halifax County, Virginia.
    2. Thomas "Second Fork Tommy" Dodson was born 3 Oct 1728, Richmond County, Virginia; died 0___ 1811, Hawkins County, Tennessee.
    3. Mary Dodson was born 16 Jun 1730, Commonwealth of Virginia.
    4. Sarah Dodson was born 27 May 1732, Richmond County, Virginia.
    5. Elizabeth "Betty" Dodson was born 27 May 1732, Richmond County, Virginia.
    6. Alice "Alcy" Dodson was born 0___ 1733, Pittsylvania County, Virginia; died 0___ 1792, (Pittsylvania County, Virginia).
    7. Joshua Dodson was born ~ 1736, Commonwealth of Virginia.
    8. William Dodson was born Abt 1738, Richmond County, Virginia; died 6 May 1832, Iredell County, North Carolina.
    9. George "Lame George" Dodson was born 17 Feb 1739, Pittsylvania County, Virginia; died 0___ 1816.
    10. Rosanna Dodson was born 0___ 1744, Pittsylvania County, Virginia; died 0___ 1792.
    11. 70. Jesse Buford Dodson, Sr. was born 22 Nov 1752, Halifax County, Virginia; died 22 Nov 1843, Riceville, McMinn County, Tennessee; was buried Matlock Cemetery, Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee.

  7. 142.  Elisha Dodson, Sr. was born 22 Feb 1727, Richmond County, Virginia (son of Thomas Dodson, Sr. and Mary May Durham); died 27 Apr 1791, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot

    Notes:

    Biography

    Elisha Dodson was born 22 FEB 1727, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia, page 22, of The Dodson (Dotson) Family of North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia: A History and Genealogy of Their Descendants Volume One, by Mrs. Sherman Williams, Compiler and Editor and Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr., Publisher, copyright 1988; Library of Congress Number: 88-60291.

    Elisha Dodson and Sarah Everett were married about 1748 in Richmond County, Virginia. Sarah Everett (daughter of William Everett and Margaret [Everett]) was born on 13 Apr 1729 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia. Sarah Everett's father said to be William Everett, born 15 Mar 1691 in VA; his father was Daniel Everett.

    Elisha Dodson and Sarah Dodson were baptized December 4, 1762 in the Broad Run Baptist Church, Fauquier County. Their son Elisha Jr was one of the infants received into the care of the church on 9 Oct 1763. It is indicated in such records that Elisha and Sarah Dodson were "dismissed to Halifax" - date not shown.

    Elisha Dodson is in the DAR patriot index. He is listed in the Pittsylvania Co. Court Order Book 4, 1777-1783, p.127 as a ensign in the milita, Capt. Richard Gwynn's Company.

    In 1774 Elisha patented 400 acres in Halifax Co and appears on the tax lists there from 1782 until 1787 when he apparently moved to Pittsylvania. He continues on the tax lists in Pittsylvania Co through 1796, so apparently died at at hat time. He had perhaps taken care of his estate distribution previously by a deed of gift to his children.

    Elisha Dodson on 27 Apr 1791, "for love and affection he doth bear his children," gave to his sons, Presley and William Dodson "the land whereon he now lives" containing 300 acres on Toby Creek, and slaves Simon, Harry, Sam, Winny, Milly, Letty, Crisia, Sucky, Aggy and Eve, as well as moveable estate to be equally divided between all the children. Margaret the wife of Railey [Rawleigh]Dodson, Lydda the wife of John Waller, Ruth the wife of Jesse Dodson, Sarah the wife of Thomas Dodson, Jemimah the wife of Joshua Hardey & Elisha Dodson Jr. Said Negro Harry to be delivered to John Waller and with him to remain until a debt is paid which the said Elisha Dodson is now owing the said Waller. Negro Aggy already given & in possession of said Elisha Dodson Jr. After said Debt is paid then Harry to be returned into a division. Slaves & moveable estate to be equally divided between all the afore named children. Wit: W. Wright, Ann Wright, Martha (X) Wright. Ack by Elisha Dodson 16 May 1791 Pittsylvania Co., Va. Deed Book 9, page 11.


    Sources

    The Dodson (Dotson) Family of North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia: A History and Genealogy of Their Descendants Volume One, by Mrs. Sherman Williams, Compiler and Editor and Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr., Publisher, copyright 1988; Library of Congress Number: 88-60291.
    Two Volumes and Volume Two contains the index, abstracts & transcripts of documents. Pages 22 and 23.

    Repository: R10 Name: NEHGS Lending Library Address: New England Historic Genealogical Society Address 1: New England Historic Genealogical Society Note: 2008. No longer lends books, available only at the Library.
    Source: S652 Abbreviation: North Farnham Parish Registers Title: George Harrison Sanford King, Compiler & Publisher, The Registers of North Farnham Parish 1663-1814 and Lunenburg Parish 1783-1800 Richmond County, Virginia (Self-Published; Fredericksburg, VA; 1966) Repository: #R17 Call Number: F232 .R4K52 1986
    Source: S860 Abbreviation: Pittsylvania Co VA Deeds Title: Pittsylvania Co Virginia Deeds; Deed Books 3 & 4, Microfilm #0033263; Deeds & Wills Book 5, Microfilm #0033264; DB 6 & 7 with some Court Records from 1767, Microfilm #0033265; DB 8, Microfilm #0033266; DB 9 & 10, Microfilm #0033267; Deeds & Wills 11, Microfilm #0033290 [these are dated earlier than DB 9; the wills begin in 1780]
    Note

    Elias Dodson found on a list of taxpayers for Hamilton Parish, Elk Run & vicinity, 1751. From the account book of Capt. John Crump, Sheriff of Prince William County. After 1759, this area became Fauquier County.

    [Since the earliest known Elias Dodson was not born until 1760, this is most likely Elisha.]

    The Rev. Elias Dodson in writing his history of the family claimed that Elisha Sr was blind due to an eye injury in his youth; he also stated that Elisha Jr and perhaps daughter Peggy [Margaret] were born in Maryland. There's no explanation for this statement. [There were Dodsons in Maryland with some of the same given names, but they are of no relationship - some of the early researchers have confused the families.] Rev. Dodson stated that seven daughters were born before they had a son; he named two children that were not named in the deed of gift that perhaps had died before 1791. Eleanor is not named and she was still living. Eleanor had perhaps already received her inheritance or had elected to opt out if she had no need of additional property.

    1763 moved to Halifax Co. 7/5/1774 Elisha Dodson land in Halifax Co adj to Joseph Wm and Russell Terry

    In 1774 Elisha patented 400 acres in Halifax Co and appears on the tax lists there from 1782 until 1787 when he apparently moved to Pittsylvania. He continues on the tax lists in Pittsylvania Co through 1796, so apparently died at at hat time. He had perhaps taken care of his estate distribution previously by a deed of gift to his children.

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    Will of Elisha Dodson

    Pittsylvania DB9, p.11

    p.11 27 Apr 1791

    Elisha Dodson to Presley Dodson, William Dodson, Margaret the wife of Railey [Rawleigh]Dodson, Lydda the wife of John Waller, Ruth the wife of Jesse Dodson, Sarah the wife of Thomas Dodson, Jemimah the wife of Joshua Hardey & Elisha Dodson Jr.

    For natural love & affection to his said children and also for 5sh (shillings), makes over to them, the land whereon he now lives.

    300 acres on Toby Creek unto his sd sons Presley & William to be divided between them Presley the N side & Wm the S including to William 4 acres on N side known Antain Land reputed bounds thereof.

    Also the following slaves: Simon, Harry, Sam, Winney, Milley, Lettey, Cresia, Suckey, Aggy & Ever.

    And all his moveable estate of what kind of quality.

    Said Negro Harry to be delivered to John Waller and with him to remain until a debt is paid which the sd Elisha Dodson is now owing the sd Waller.

    Negro Aggy already given & in possession of sd Elisha Dodson Jr.

    After sd Debt is paid then Harry to be returned into a division.

    Slaves & moveable estate to be equally divided between all the afore named children.

    Wit: W. Wright, Ann Wright, Martha (X) Wright.

    Ack by Elisha Dodson 16 May 1791

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    Revolutionary Patriot, Ensign. Was blinded during early adulthood.

    Birth:
    in Farnham Parish...

    Elisha married Sarah Everett 1747-1748, Richmond County, Virginia. Sarah (daughter of William Everett and Margaret LNU) was born 13 Apr 1729, Pittsylvania County, Virginia; died 0___ 1824, Halifax County, Virginia. [Group Sheet]


  8. 143.  Sarah Everett was born 13 Apr 1729, Pittsylvania County, Virginia (daughter of William Everett and Margaret LNU); died 0___ 1824, Halifax County, Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Death: 0___ 1824, Richmond County, Virginia

    Children:
    1. Eleanor Dodson was born 0___ 1749, Fauquier County, Virginia; died 10 Jul 1816.
    2. Margaret "Peggy" Dodson was born C. 1752, Richmond County, Virginia.
    3. 71. Ruth Dodson was born 12 Dec 1754, Fauquier County, Virginia; died 22 Nov 1828, McMinn County, Tennessee; was buried Matlock Cemetery, Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee.
    4. Sarah "Sally" Dodson was born C. 1758, Richmond County, Virginia; died 21 Sep 1835, Giles County, Tennessee.
    5. Lydia Dodson was born Commonwealth of Virginia.
    6. Jemima "Mima" Dodson was born C. 1760, Richmond County, Virginia.
    7. Tabitha Dodson was born C. 1762, Richmond County, Virginia; died Commonwealth of Virginia.
    8. Elisha Dodson was born C. 1764, Halifax County, Virginia.
    9. Presley Dodson was born C. 1766, Halifax County, Virginia.
    10. William E. Dodson was born 0___ 1768, Halifax County, Virginia; died 18 Mar 1821, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.