Wiley Leonard Harmon

Male 1919 - 1995  (76 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Wiley Leonard Harmon was born 9 Sep 1919, Sequatchie County, Tennessee (son of John H. Harmon and Mary Merriman); died 22 Dec 1995, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Welch Chapel Cemetery, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Military: World War II Veteran, US Army

    Wiley married Iola Cooley (Sequatchie County, Tennessee). Iola was born 21 Sep 1927, (Sequatchie County) Tennessee; died 21 Nov 2011; was buried Welch Chapel Cemetery, Sequatchie County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Mary Elizabeth Harmon

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John H. Harmon was born 21 Jul 1883, Sequatchie County, Tennessee (son of Leonard "Len" Harmon and Susan Walker); died 29 Mar 1956, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Old Union Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Census Name: John W. Harmon

    John married Mary Merriman 6 Apr 1902, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee. Mary (daughter of Wiley F(loyd) Merriman and Abigail B. Lewis) was born 12 Sep 1881, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 20 Mar 1944, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Old Union Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Mary Merriman was born 12 Sep 1881, Sequatchie County, Tennessee (daughter of Wiley F(loyd) Merriman and Abigail B. Lewis); died 20 Mar 1944, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Old Union Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Census Name: Mattie Harmon

    Children:
    1. Alton P. Harmon was born 28 Sep 1903, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 13 Dec 1953, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Old Union Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    2. Alma Harmon was born 0___ 1908, (Dickson County) Tennessee.
    3. Willie West Harmon was born 28 Aug 1908, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    4. R. T. Harmon
    5. 1. Wiley Leonard Harmon was born 9 Sep 1919, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 22 Dec 1995, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Welch Chapel Cemetery, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Leonard "Len" Harmon was born 8 Mar 1854, Sequatchie County, Tennessee (son of Jacob Byrd Harmon and Lucinda Louisa Elliott); died 7 Jul 1929, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried 8 Jul 1929, Old Union Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Census Name: Leonard Harman

    Leonard married Susan Walker 16 Dec 1873, Sequatchie County, Tennessee. Susan (daughter of Wesley Walker and Nancy Smith) was born 7 May 1848, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 16 Feb 1930, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Old Union Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Susan Walker was born 7 May 1848, Sequatchie County, Tennessee (daughter of Wesley Walker and Nancy Smith); died 16 Feb 1930, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Old Union Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. Flora Harmon was born 17 Oct 1874, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 22 Aug 1950, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    2. Leann Harmon was born 6 Sep 1876, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 26 Jun 1922, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried 27 Jun 1922, Thans Chapel Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    3. Letta "Lettie" Harmon was born 6 Feb 1879, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1965, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    4. Wesley Walker Harmon was born 3 Feb 1881, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 27 Nov 1958, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Rankin Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    5. 2. John H. Harmon was born 21 Jul 1883, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 29 Mar 1956, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Old Union Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    6. Axie Harmon was born 13 Jul 1886, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 27 Apr 1961, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Rankin Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    7. Rebecca Jane Harmon was born 21 Jul 1889, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 8 Dec 1960, White Oaks, Hamilton County, Tennessee; was buried Thans Chapel Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    8. Lella Harmon was born 8 Oct 1892, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 1 Jan 1899, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Old Union Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    9. Edith M. Harmon was born 7 Sep 1894, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 21 May 1971, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Old Union Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

  3. 6.  Wiley F(loyd) Merriman was born 27 Jul 1842, Bledsoe County, Tennessee (son of William Merriman and Malitia Margaret Kirby); died 21 Aug 1909, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; was buried Johnson Cemetery, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

    Wiley married Abigail B. Lewis 9 Nov 1971, Bledsoe County, Tennessee. Abigail was born 24 Feb 1851, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; died 16 Feb 1884, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; was buried Johnson Cemetery, Bledsoe County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Abigail B. Lewis was born 24 Feb 1851, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; died 16 Feb 1884, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; was buried Johnson Cemetery, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Not sure whether LEWIS is her married or maiden name...DAH

    Children:
    1. Gerty Merriman was born 0___ 1873, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    2. William T. Merriman was born 17 Oct 1874, (Bledsoe County) Tennessee; died 21 Dec 1912, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; was buried Johnson Cemetery, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    3. Owen Merriman was born 0Feb 1877, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    4. J. O. Merriman was born 0___ 1878, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 30 Jan 1924, Hamilton County, Tennessee; was buried 31 Jan 1924, Silvey Cemetery,TN.
    5. Annette Merriman was born 0May 1879, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    6. 3. Mary Merriman was born 12 Sep 1881, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 20 Mar 1944, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Old Union Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Jacob Byrd Harmon was born 2 Jun 1823, (Bledsoe County) Tennessee (son of William Harmon and Susan LNU); died 3 Jun 1894, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Mansfield Cemetery No. 2, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer
    • Also Known As: Bird Harmon
    • Also Known As: J B Harmon
    • Census Name: J B Harmon
    • Birth: 2 Jun 1823, McMinn County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Additional Information for Jacob Byrd /Harmon/
    Notes (1)

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

    1860 US Census. J. B and Cynda Harmon living in Sequatchie, District 4, Tennessee. Children in the home are: Polly, William, Nancy, Leanand and Rhoda J.

    1870 US Census. Bird and Lucinda Harmon living in Sequatchie, Dunlap, Tennessee. Children in the home are: William, Nany, Lenora, Rhoda, Josiah, Sarah, and John. The family lives next to several Ewton families and George and Nancy Elliot with their children: Thomas and William.

    1880 US Census. George and Mary Elliott living in Sequatchie, District 4, Tennessee. Children in the home are: Zachariah, William, James H, Phoebe, John B, and Riley M. The family is living next to Bird and Lucinda Harmon with their children: Josiah and Sarah. Grandson, William A. Smith (15yrs) is also in the home.

    BIRTH: 1850 US Cenus has birth of 1825
    Subequent Census have birth year of 1817
    Burial Record has birth year of 1823

    "William A. Smith" is cited as a grandson in the household of Bird Harmon during the 1880 Sequatchie County census...DAH

    Jacob married Lucinda Louisa Elliott (Sequatchie County) Tennessee. Lucinda (daughter of Josiah Leith "Whiskey-Makin' Jo" Elliott and Katharyn "Caty" Moore) was born 21 May 1826, (Marion County) Tennessee; died 28 Jun 1899, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Mansfield Cemetery No. 2, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Lucinda Louisa Elliott was born 21 May 1826, (Marion County) Tennessee (daughter of Josiah Leith "Whiskey-Makin' Jo" Elliott and Katharyn "Caty" Moore); died 28 Jun 1899, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Mansfield Cemetery No. 2, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Louisa Harmon
    • Also Known As: Louise Elliott
    • Census Name: Cynda Harmon

    Notes:

    Listed as "Caroline" in 1850 Tennessee Census...DAH.

    Children:
    1. Mary "Polly" Harmon was born 24 Nov 1844, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 20 Nov 1869, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Mansfield Cemetery No. 2, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    2. William "Will" Harmon was born 26 Feb 1849, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 6 Apr 1919, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Mansfield Cemetery No. 2, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    3. Nancy Harmon was born 11 Sep 1852, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Mansfield Cemetery No. 2, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    4. 4. Leonard "Len" Harmon was born 8 Mar 1854, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 7 Jul 1929, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried 8 Jul 1929, Old Union Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    5. Rhoda Jane Harmon was born 18 Jan 1857, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 10 Oct 1932, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried 11 Oct 1932, Old Union Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    6. Newton Harmon was born 10 Oct 1860, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1863, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Mansfield Cemetery No. 2, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    7. Josiah S. Harmon was born 15 Apr 1862, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 2 Feb 1918, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Elliott Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    8. Sarah Elizabeth Harmon was born 28 Jun 1863, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 18 Jul 1946, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    9. John Blackburn Harmon was born 30 Oct 1869, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 20 Jun 1870, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Mansfield Cemetery No. 2, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

  3. 10.  Wesley Walker was born 21 Nov 1821, (Sequatchie County) Tennessee; died 10 Dec 1879, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

    Wesley married Nancy Smith Abt 1845, Sequatchie County, Tennessee. Nancy (daughter of David Smith and Susannah "Susan" Handy) was born 10 Oct 1826, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; died 15 Dec 1884, (Sequatchie County) Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Nancy Smith was born 10 Oct 1826, Bledsoe County, Tennessee (daughter of David Smith and Susannah "Susan" Handy); died 15 Dec 1884, (Sequatchie County) Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 5. Susan Walker was born 7 May 1848, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 16 Feb 1930, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Old Union Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

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

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

    9 Jul 2004

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

    David,

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

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

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

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

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

    I hope this helps you. Debbie

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


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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

    27 May 2007

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

    30 Sep 2007

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

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

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

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









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


Generation: 5

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

    end of note

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


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

    Tantalizing query...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please, can anyone help?

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

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

    end of note

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    Several clues within this message...DAH

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

    Jacob Harmon of Virginia and Kenutcky

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

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

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

    28 Jun 2009

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

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

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

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


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

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

    Another possible antecedent for William...

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

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

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

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

    1790 Census North Carolina
    Rutherford County Morgan District

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

    end of note

    David

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

    Three children at least by Jenny Gibson;

    1. Stephen Harmon (1779-1850).

    2. Samuel Harmon (1780-1845).

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

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

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

    5. Jacob Harmon.

    6. Israel Harmon.

    7. Rebecca Harmon.

    8. Lydia Harmon.

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

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

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

    Richard

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

    Hello Richard.

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

    David Hennessee

    800.327.3380 Voice

    866.746.3813 Fax

    www.thehennesseefamily.com

    info@classroomfurniture.com

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

    David

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Best regards Richard

    end of note

    Hello Richard.

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

    Please telephone my cell number when you can and

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

    David

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

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

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

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

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

    I will keep you posted.

    Best regards

    Richard

    end of note

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

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

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

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

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

    Surname Origin: British Isles and Germany

    Alternate Surname Spellings: HERRMAN, HERMANN, HERMAN

    end of note

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

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

    end of note

    Surname: Harmon

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

    end of note

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


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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

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

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

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

    Notes:

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

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

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

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

  3. 18.  Josiah Leith "Whiskey-Makin' Jo" Elliott was born 20 Mar 1797, Jefferson County, Tennessee (son of William Elliot and Miriam Leith); died 0___ 1849, (Marion County, Tennessee); was buried Mansfield Cemetery No. 2, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Buried:
    Note: No Marker can be found

    Josiah married Katharyn "Caty" Moore 21 Apr 1821, Jefferson County, Tennessee. Katharyn was born 16 Feb 1804; died Bef 1840, (Jefferson County, Tennessee). [Group Sheet]


  4. 19.  Katharyn "Caty" Moore was born 16 Feb 1804; died Bef 1840, (Jefferson County, Tennessee).
    Children:
    1. 9. Lucinda Louisa Elliott was born 21 May 1826, (Marion County) Tennessee; died 28 Jun 1899, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Mansfield Cemetery No. 2, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    2. Nancy Elliott was born 0___ 1828, Marion County, Tennessee.

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

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

    "Smith,David 00011001/01111001"

    Notes for Susannah Handy...

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

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

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

    10 May 2006:

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

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

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


    First Generation

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

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

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

    The State VS. Skelton C. Standefer Misdemeanor

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

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

    P-381; 1839, David Smith VS Martha Standefer

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

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

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

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

    They had the following children:

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

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


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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

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

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

    27 Jun 2007

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

    More clues to her possible ancestry;

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

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


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

  7. 24.  DeMarcus "Mark" Merriman was born (1774-1780), Lancaster County, Virginia; died 14 Mar 1848, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Possessions: Wilkes County, North Carolina
    • Also Known As: Marcus Merimon
    • Also Known As: Mark Merrimon
    • Residence: 0___ 1840, Bledsoe County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    19 Mar 2012 - Could "DeMarcus" be his middle name? i.e., "William or Ervin DeMarcus Merriman"...DAH

    10 Feb 2012 - Still looking for evidence of his blood-line to William Merriman of Maryland and his HAILE antecedents. There is no proof that DeMarcus comes from this family.

    26 Apr 2013 - William Merriman, Senior is enumerated in the 1812 Warren Co, Tennessee Tax List of Christopher Shell...http://www.combs-families.org/combs/records/tn/warren/tl12a.htm. Who is this?

    24 Jan 2018 - I think it possible, given dates & locations, that DeMarcus may be a sibling of Charles Merriman (1780-1863), http://thehennesseefamily.com/getperson.php?personID=I45838&tree=hennessee

    Who is this Ervin Merryman? He is enumerated in the household of Allen & Eliza Merryman. It doesn't seem likely that it is a corruption of "DeMarcus". The census record also enumerates Ervin's wife as, "Elizabeth" same spouse name and birth year as Mark's wife. Could he be an unknown uncle?

    https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MCD7-VX3
    ame: Ervin Merryman
    esidence: Bledsoe county, Bledsoe, Tennessee
    ge: 76 years
    alculated Birth Year: 1774
    irthplace: North Carolina
    ender: Male
    ace (original):
    ace (expanded):
    eath Month:
    eath Year:
    ilm Number: 24561
    igital GS Number: 4191096
    mage Number: 00178
    ine Number: 10
    welling House Number: 190
    amily Number: 190
    arital Status:
    ree or Slave:
    ollection: United States Census, 1850

    From: Bashak@aol.com [Bill & Barb Kelley | Family Group Records | 16 Feb 1998 | 6227 20th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33702 | 813.525. 0628 | Bashak@aol.com]

    Date: Fri, 6 Feb 1998 13:45:06 EST

    To: schoolstuff@worldnet.att.net
    Mime-Version: 1.0

    Subject: MERRIMAN info.

    Dear David,

    Your information came in the mail today. Thanks ever so much.

    I am sending part of the information we have now as an attachment. I will get the information together, that we have, starting with Owen MERRIMAN and send it later. My asthma & allergies are bothering me & I didn't get it all ready. Hope some of this is helpful. Bill & Barb Kelley


    MERRIMAN/MERRYMAN


    Info from Evelyn J. Russeff that she copied from records in Salt Lake Library [Did she mean LDS library in Utah?]

    Records of Bledsoe Co., TN. Chancery Court Minute Book. 1847-1856 Pg 378--

    James A Tulloss & Thomas N. Frazier Executors of Alexander H. Montgomery--vs--Lewis D. Merriman, Jesse Colbert, Nancy Colbert, Levi Green, Elizabeth Green, Owen Merriman, Allen B. Carrolton, Evaline Saxton, & Willie & Allen Merriman administrators on the estate of Mark Merriman deceased.

    Be it remembered that this cause came on again to be heard on this 14th day of March 1848 before the honorable B. L. Ridly Chancellor & C (?) upon the report of Stephen Hicks the special Commissioner here to fore ordered in this cause & the exceptions filed by the defendants thereon which exception being since heard & understood by the court are ordered to be overruled & said report in all things confirmed from which it appears that the defendant Lewis D. Merriman was indebted to the complainants for principal & interest on the 15th day of March 1848 in the sum of $692.34 & that the distributive share of the said Lewis D. Merriman in the personal estate of his father Demarcus Merriman deceased in the hands of his administrators. Willie & Allen Merriman amounts to the sum of $350.38 & it further appears from said report that commissioners were appointed by the Circuit Court of Bledsoe County who assigned to the widow of the said Demarcus Merriman deceased dower in his real estate & also to the defendant Lewis D. Merriman his distributive share of residue of said estate unencumbered with the dower distinguished in the commissioners report as lot No. 9 & described as follows.

    Beginning at the forked dogwood & corner to corner Levi Green in William Haskews line thence with Haskews line north 70 poles due west 50 poles to a stake in the line of lot No. 8. Thence South 67 degrees east to the beginning. (I didn't copy the rest).

    Signed Thomas N. Frazier, Guardian of David H. Spring Exparte.

    Pg. 414--Tues Mar 13, 1849 William Merriman to be allowed to file a cross bill in this same cause.

    Pg. 427--Tues 12th Mar 1850--

    John Thurman vs William Merriman. John Spears, James D. Spears, Tho. Sutherland & Allen Merriman Adms. of D. Merriman & Wiiliam Merriman vs John Thurman, James G. Spears & others appearing to the court that deft. William Merriman is justly in debt to complainant Thurman as follows-by judgement remembered by Elijah M. Hale & Johnathan Whiteside------ note with interest sum of $109.82 (about estate earlier).

    Elizabeth Merriman vs Allen Merriman et als. Continued later.
    (I didn't copy.)

    [1]
    Sept 1853--

    Eliz Merriman vs James Robinson & William Gardener. About negro ownership-bill it is ordered & decreed that the bills of complainant be dismissed & that complainant pay the costs for which execution may ? sue at law against sd. complt. & her security Bryant Maryman.

    Bryant Merriamn adm. of Eliz Merriman deceased. William Merryman, Elizabeth Green, Mary Merryman, Allen Merriman, Wyley Merriman, Wyly M. Colvert son of Nancy Colvert decd. Owen Merriman, Benton A. Carlton & the children of Eveline Lastor names.

    Pg 590--Tues Mar 13, 1855

    Unknown said Eveline being sister to said Benton A now deceased & Lewis D. Merriman.

    Mary Merryman mentioned.

    (There was so much on these Merriman's in the court record that I just gave up writing it down. At that time I didn't recognize any names. I was in Salt Lake Library & was trying to get as much information that I could on my lines.) Now I wish I had.

    I gathered all my information that I have collected over the years & for at least a month, I have been trying to piece it all together.

    We all descend from John & Audrey Merryman, John the immigrant. Came in early 1600's to VA then they went on to MD. All of that information is in MD Hist. Mag. by Culver. I have that.

    1st generation was John & Audrey.
    2nd generation was Charles Merryman Sr.
    3rd generation was Charles Merryman Jr.
    4th generation was John Charles Merryman, called Charles, he married Millicent Haile.MERRIMAN/MERRYMAN

    I don't know from which of John Charles children we descend from, but I think it was a Charles that had a wife Elizabeth. He died and the family eventually moved to Bledsoe Co., TN, remarried. I descend from his second wife. He had about 4 children under 10 when wife Betsy Cook died. Elisha, Malachia Merryman and a few others followed him to IL. Others stayed in Bledsoe Co., TN.

    They say most of Bledsoe Records had been destroyed, but I know that the one I just typed off is still available, think it was on film. They all originated from Granville, NC, They were in Lancaster, VA. They may never had moved, when the states redid their state lines. They may have been just over the line.

    So many in those days couldn't read or write and names spelled as they sounded.

    [2]


    Children of John Charles & Millicent [HAILE] Merryman:

    Charles b. Balto. Co., MD 27 May 1733;
    Mary b. Balto. Co., MD 28 Jan 1734;
    Millicent b. Balto. Co., MD 7 Dec 1736;
    William;
    Benjamin.

    Evelyn J. Russeff
    10534 Witter Springs Road
    Witter Springs, CA 95493
    [End of info from Evelyn Russeff]

    Orlando, FL Public library

    Book: Marriage Records 1765-1810 Mecklenburg Co., VA
    By: Katherine B. Elliott Copyright 1963, reprint 1984

    Notes on Marriage Records
    In compiling this volume of early marriage records of Mecklenburg County, it was deemed advisable to examine the marriage records of Granville County, NC, because of the close association of the early families in the two counties.

    Many of the early residents of Granville County had settled first in Mecklenburg & later moved to Granville. Colonial Granville County was established in the same year, 1746, in which Lunenburg County was created. Warren, Vance & the present Granville, all boarding on Mecklenburg County, were a part of Colonial Granville County. Many of the early Mecklenburg County people owned land on both sides of the state line dividing the two counties; & in many of the early wills reference is made to land owned in North Carolina.

    1840 census TN, Bledsoe Co.

    Merimon, Markus: 5-10 10-15 20-30 60-70
    Males: 1 0 1 1
    Females: 0 1 1 1
    Merimon, William: under 5 5-10 10-15 30-40 70-80
    Males: 1 2 2 1 0
    Females: 0 2 0 1 1

    Book: Court Minutes of Granville County, NC 1746-1820.
    By: Zae Hargett Gwynn 1977
    Author states no dates given--just page numbers.

    Abstracts of Granville County, NC [Court Minutes 1789-1791]
    43- Administration of estate of CHARLES MERRYMAN, deceased, granted to MELICAI MERRYMAN, with bond of 500 pounds secured by MALACHIA MERRYMAN & JOSEPH WALLER, securities.

    [Court Minutes 1796-1799]

    146- Estate of MILLISON MERRYMAN, deceased, administered by MALACHI MERRYMAN, with bond secured by BENJ. MOORE.

    179- MALACHI MERRYMAN, administrator of CHARLES MERRYMAN, deceased, returns inventory.
    [3]
    Book: Abstracts of the Wills & Estate Records of Granville County, NC 1746-1808 By: Zae Hargett Gwynn 1973

    Book 2, 1787-1792
    100,101 [p. 100-101]- 8, 1786-proved May Court 1789-CHARLES MERRYMAN wills to wife MILLISON all land on north side of Leeder branch for her lifetime;

    to son WILLIAM, all remaining land between Cedar & Pichter branch;

    to grandson MALIRE MERRYMAN, the Indian grave tract containing 120 acres;

    to my son BENJAMIN, the bed he lies on & a cow & calf after his mother's death to be in the care of MALICE MERRYMAN;

    to my wife, all household goods & stock of all kinds &, at her death, all movable property to be divided to my son, 1/2 to WILLIAM & the rest of other half to the other children.

    Wts: HENRY COOK, HENRY GREEN

    [Is Malice suppose to be Malachi?]

    194- Inventory of Estate of CHARLES MERRYMAN, deceased, Aug 1790, by MILLISON MERRYMAN.

    Book 4, 1796-1799

    79- Inventory of Estate of CHARLES MERRYMAN by MAT MERRYMAN, administrator, Feb Court 1796.

    LDS Micro-fiche [Largo Library] State of MD

    Millicent HAILE married [Balto., Co., MD 02 Feb 1730] Charles John MERRYMAN [sometimes referred to as John Charles].

    Millicent HAILE b. 1711. Father: Nicholas HAILE Mother: Frances GARRETT.

    Nicholas HAILE married [1700] Frances GARRETT.

    State of NC

    William MERIMAN married Lorana PAGE 10 Dec 1818 Wilkes Co., NC.
    Briant MARYMON married Matha FERGUSIN 16 or 18 Sept 1818 Wilkes Co., NC.

    Micro-fiche [Tampa Library] Marriages of NC

    MERRIMAN, Nancy & COLVARD, Jesse 12 Nov 1834 Bondsman: Thornton Kilby; Witness: D. Grey. Wilkes Co., NC. #104-01-054

    MERRIMON, Elizabeth & GREEN, Levi 14 Feb 1830 Bondsman: Owen Merrimon; Witness W. Davenport. Wilkes Co., NC. #104-01-098

    MERRYMAN, Jenney & CARLTON, Thomas 26 Mar 1813 Bondsman: George Crouch; Witness: A. Nesbitt. Wilkes Co., NC. #104-01-043

    Date: November 17, 2003 at 12:30:55

    The information that I have is the following.

    Demarcus [Mark] Merriman had land in Wilkes Co., NC in 1807/1810. He died before 1848 in Bledsoe Co., TN. There is a will or estate papers for him in Bledsoe Co., TN naming wife Elizabeth. Editor's Note: Bledsoe County Clerk cannot find any papers for DeMarcus - I contacted them in 2012 - DAH Children are:

    Briant/Bryant [b.c.1794 VA] married [Wilkes Co., NC Sept 1818] Martha Ferguson;
    William Allen [b.c.1798 NC]; Owen [b.c.1806 NC probably Wilkes] married [Nov 4, 1834 Wilkes Co., NC] Jane Colvard [Bill's line];
    Nancy married [Nov 12, 1834 Wilkes Co] Jesse Colvard;
    Elizabeth married [Feb 14 Wilkes Co.] Levi Green;
    Virginia "Jenny" married [Mar 26, 1813 Wilkes Co.] Thomas Carlton.

    There is a will/estate papers in Granville Co., NC for a Charles Merriman & wife Millicent & a Malachi is named there.

    I think it may have given the relationship of Malachi to Charles & Millicent but not sure. I've only seen the abstract info in a book. The will/estate info for both Charles & his wife Millicent are at the NC State Archives. We don't know what the relationship between Demarcus/Mark & Charles was [could have been parent or maybe grandparent]. This Charles & Millicent Merriman could be the John "Charles" Merriman who married Millicent Hale/Hail in Baltimore Co., MD. It is reported that they were in several counties in VA before going to GranvillCo., NC. There have been quiet a few people working on this Demarcus/Mark Merriman puzzle. Welcome to our club! If your Allen isn't the son of Demarcus, then he is probably the grandson. There is a marriage for a William Merriman married [Nov 13, 1823 NC]Malita Kirby. Some say that Malita is a misspelling. Looking forward to hearing from you.


    * Re: Demarcus Merriman Jean Beardmore 11/17/03


    Re: Mark Merriman Wilkes Co. N.C. http://genforum.genealogy.com/merriman/messages/606.html

    Posted by: douglaswinters

    Date: March 09, 2001 at 19:03:16

    In Reply to: Re: Mark Merriman Wilkes Co. N.C. by Judy Ogren of 1015

    _______

    WE think your Mark may be the father to our Nancy Merriman who married Henry Webb. We have found info that many of the Merrimans ended up in Caldwell Co. N.C.

    Dovie Meeriman married a Benjamin Gilbert in Caldwell.
    Lewis Merriman operated a stagecoach in Caldwell County about 1835.
    We also have an Augustus Merryman who was in Buncombe Co.
    There was also an Owen that ended up in Buncombe Co. that may be this Mark Merrimans son.

    We discovered most of these Merriman names you have listed have a mother named as Sally. She shows as a head of household from about 1830 to 1850 in Caldwell Co. We also have a Merriman that married an Isaac Green in Burke Co. N.C. We know that this hodgepodge of info ties together somehow, we just aren't sure how. Hope this helps and please pass on anything you have.
    _____

    Re: Mark Merriman Wilkes Co. N.C.

    Posted by: Judy Ogren

    Date: May 15, 2000 at 12:48:04

    In Reply to: Mark Merriman Wilkes Co. N.C. by doug winters
    of 1015

    Mark Merriman also appeared in the 1830 Wilkes Co., NC Census. All Merriman cousins, including myself, believe this to be Demarcus Merriman who was born between 1760 - 1770 In Lancaster, VA. He married Elizabeth Unknown, born abt. 1772 in North Carolina. Demarcus died before 1850 in Bledsoe County, TN. Demarcus & Elizabeth had the following children:

    William,
    Allen,
    Nancy,
    Jenny,
    Mary (never married),
    Elizabeth M.,
    Briant,
    Lewis D. and
    Owen.

    Do you have any information on this Mark Merriman before he appeared on the 1810 Wilkes Co. Census? There is a missing link between him and the Merryman/Merriman families of Lancaster, VA. and Baltimore, Ann Arundel Counties, MD. Any thing you might add will be greatly appreciate.

    Re: Demarcus Merriman
    Posted by: ************* Kelley (ID *****2046) Date: November 17, 2003 at 12:30:55
    In Reply to: Demarcus Merriman by Jean Beardmore of 1272

    The information that I have is the following.

    Demarcus [Mark] Merriman had land in Wilkes Co., NC in 1807/1810. He died before 1848 in Bledsoe Co., TN. There is a will or estate papers for him in Bledsoe Co., TN naming wife Elizabeth.

    Children are:

    Briant/Bryant [b.c.1794 VA] married [Wilkes Co., NC Sept 1818] Martha Ferguson;
    William Allen [b.c.1798 NC]; Owen [b.c.1806 NC probably Wilkes] married [Nov 4, 1834 Wilkes Co., NC] Jane Colvard [Bill's line];
    Nancy married [Nov 12, 1834 Wilkes Co] Jesse Colvard;
    Elizabeth married [Feb 14 Wilkes Co.] Levi Green;
    Virginia "Jenny" married [Mar 26, 1813 Wilkes Co.] Thomas Carlton.

    There is a will/estate papers in Granville Co., NC for a Charles Merriman & wife Millicent & a Malachi is named there. I think it may have given the relationship of Malachi to Charles & Millicent but not sure. I've only seen the abstract info in a book. The will/estate info for both Charles & his wife Millicent are at the NC State Archives. We don't know what the relationship between Demarcus/Mark & Charles was [could have been parent or maybe grandparent]. This Charles & Millicent Merriman could be the John "Charles" Merriman who married Millicent Hale/Hail in Baltimore Co., MD.

    It is reported that they were in several ounties in VA before going to Granville Co., NC.

    There have been quiet a few people working on this Demarcus/Mark Merriman puzzle. Welcome to our club! If your Allen isn't the son of Demarcus, then he is probably the grandson.

    There is a marriage for a William Merriman married [Nov 13, 1823 NC]Malita Kirby. Some say that Malita is a misspelling. Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Re: Mark Merriman Wilkes Co. N.C.
    Posted by: Judy Ogren Date: May 15, 2000 at 12:48:04
    In Reply to: Mark Merriman Wilkes Co. N.C. by doug winters of 1272

    Mark Merriman also appeared in the 1830 Wilkes Co., NC Census. All Merriman cousins, including myself, believe this to be Demarcus Merriman who was born between 1760 - 1770 In Lancaster, VA. He married Elizabeth Unknown, born abt. 1772 in North Carolina. Demarcus died before 1850 in Bledsoe County, TN.

    Demarcus & Elizabeth had the following children:

    William,
    Allen,
    Nancy,
    Jenny,
    Mary (never married),
    Elizabeth M.,
    Briant, Lewis D. and
    Owen.

    Do you have any information on this Mark Merriman before he appeared on the 1810 Wilkes Co. Census? There is a missing link between him and the Merryman/Merriman families of Lancaster, VA. and Baltimore, Ann Arundel Counties, MD. Any thing you might add will be greatly appreciate.

    Do you know where in England John/Audrey came from?

    Also trying to find MISSING LINK/Unknown for father of Demarkus/Markus whose Gfather was William Merriman b-1731-or 1738, Baltimore Co MD whose father is John Charles/Married Mill.Haile.

    Thanks (Mark Merriman) 17 Oct 1999

    28 Nov 2013: Editor's Note: Tantalizing comment re DeMarcus' antecedents. Still looking for his lineage...DAH

    Re: JOHN & RICHARD MERRYMAN LANCSTR. VA 1650

    Posted by: Mark Merryman

    Date: November 23, 2001 at 11:59:52

    In Reply to: Re: JOHN & RICHARD MERRYMAN LANCSTR. VA 1650 by Judi Talbot of 447

    John Merryman (immigrant) born prior to 1635 Herefordshire, England. Died 1674 Lancaster County Virginia. Married in England prior to 1649. Wifes name Audry or Ardera. My G-G-G-G-G-G-G-G Grandfather through son Charles Merryman Sr. b. 1657/1659 Lancaster County, Virginia. Died 22 Dec 1725, Baltimore County MD. Charles Merrymans wife was Mary Humphries daughter of Thomas Humphreys and Mary Kinsey.

    _______________


    Abstracted by David A. Hennessee;

    From "The Originals List of Persons of Quality" (1600-1700), pp. 73-75;

    "Passenger Which Passed from Ye Port of London

    2 Maij 1635

    Theis under-written names are to be transported to ye Barbadoes imbarqued in the ALEXANDER (ship) Capt: Burche and Gilbert Grimes Mr p Cerificate from the Minister where they late dwelt the Men tooke the oaths of Alleg. (of) Supremacie die et A prd

    GEO: MERRIMAN age 41."


    ibid, pp. 124-125;

    21 Aug 1635

    "Theis under-written names are to be transported to Virginea, embarqued in the GEORGE (ship) JO: SEVERNE mr bound theither p examination of the Minister of Gravesend .

    JO: GOODSON age 25
    SARA MERRIMAN age 20"

    ____

    Also known as Demarkus/Demarcus. According to Bledsoe County, TN court records, Mark was deceased by March 1848.

    Have copy of land warrant from N C State Archives: County Wilkes; Name Merimon, Mark; Acers 50; Grant No . 2787; Issued 6 Dec 1810; Entry No. 495; Entered 20 Mar 1809; Book No. 1 27; Page No. 401; Location On waters of Beaver Creek.

    In the 1810 censu s his age was listed of 26 & under 45 [putting his birth year between 17 66 & 1774]. In the 1840 census his age was listed of 60 & under 70 [put ting his birth between 1771 & 1780]. With this info, he was probably bo rn 1774 & before 1780. The goal is to find the parents of Mark/Demarkus . William & Babara Kelly/Kelley

    DeMarcus' son, Allen Merriman, names his first son, "Isaac Mark Merriman". Could this imply that Demarcus' full name might be, "Isaac DeMarcus Merriman"? Just another clue...DAH

    Surname: Merriman

    Recorded in several forms including Merriman, Merryman, Merriment, Maryman, and the usually Irish, Marmon and Marmion, this ancient surname is found in most parts of the British Isles, although is never common. It is a derivative of the Olde English pre 7th century personal name 'Myrige', meaning merry, which in the medival period became a nickname surname given either to a person of 'honest' character, or a professional clown, one who took part in the theatres of the day. The suffix ending "man(n)" was in the context of a surname, a form of endearment meaning "friend of". The overall meaning is probably "Merry's friend". Given the robust humour of the medieval period as shown in the famous works of Geoffrey Chaucer, the alternative possibility exists, that the name could sometimes mean the very reverse of merry! Early examples of the recordings taken from authentic registers and charters of the period include John Meryman in the registers of Gloucester, known as the "Letter books", in the year 1359, whilst Adam Myryman is recorded in the 1379 Poll Tax rolls of the city of York. Later examples include those of Alice Merriman, who married Thomas Chalduke at St James church, Clerkenwell, London, on October 9th 1563, and John Meriment, christened at St Botolphs without Aldgate, also London, on October 17th 1686. The famous Irish poet Brian Merriman, was born in 1757, and died in 1810. The first recorded spelling of the surname is believed to be that of Adam Muryman, which was dated 1332, in the subsidy rolls of the county of Staffordshire, during the reign of King Edward III of England, who reigned from 1327 to 1377.

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

    DeMarcus married Elizabeth LNU (North Carolina). Elizabeth was born 0___ 1772, North Carolina; died After 1850, Bledsoe County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  8. 25.  Elizabeth LNU was born 0___ 1772, North Carolina; died After 1850, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Residence: 0___ 1850, Bledsoe County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Enumerated in 1850 Bledsoe County,TN Census,Family 190:

    Allen MERRYMAN (m.y.) 37 Farmer 1200 NC
    Eliza E. 30 Tenn
    Elizabeth 78 700 NC
    Mary 46 400 NC Who is this?
    Ervin 76 Laborer NC........Ervin Merriman? Who is this? No "Ervin" in database...DAH

    Children:
    1. Briant Merriman was born 0___ 1794, Virginia; died After 1880, (Warren County, Tennessee).
    2. Virginia Jane "Jennie" Merriman was born 28 Feb 1796, (Wilkes County) North Carolina; died 10 Apr 1821, Wilkes County, North Carolina.
    3. 12. William Merriman was born 0___ 1798, (Wilkes County) North Carolina; died 0___ 1860, (Bledsoe County, Tennessee).
    4. Owen Merriman was born 0___ 1807, Wilkes County, North Carolina; died Aft 1880, (Wilkes County) North Carolina.
    5. Allen Merriman was born 0___ 1811, North Carolina; died 0___ 1889, (Bledsoe County, Tennessee).
    6. Lewis D. Merriman was born 4 Oct 1812, North Carolina; died 31 Aug 1885, (Greenwood, Abbeville County) South Carolina.
    7. Elizabeth Merriman was born 0___ 1805, North Carolina.
    8. Nancy Merriman was born (~ 1814), (Wilkes County) North Carolina; died Bef 1850.
    9. Wiley Merriman was born 0___ 1818, (Wilkes County) North Carolina; died 1860-1870, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

  9. 26.  William Kirby was born (CIRCA 1760), (Virginia); died (Burke County, North Carolina).

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: William Kerby

    Notes:

    From: "James or Lori Bynum"
    To: "David Hennessee"
    Subject: Re: MERRIMAN
    Date: Sunday, July 08, 2001 11:12 PM

    I think that I've narrowed the Kerby line down to brothers John and William Kerby of Wilkes/Burke Counties, NC. Just going from memory here, but John didn't have children, but willed things to brother William's children. I think that William had a daughter referred to as Letty (Malitia?) and I don't have access to the necessary records to be sure that it's the right bunch. I didn't find this info, a kind gentleman posted the will and I just tried to fit the pieces together. If you have access to Wilkes/Burke NC and have the time, you may want to check it out! I will get around to it in time, but that it something I lack right now! Maybe when the kids return to school.........
    Take care, and I'll keep you posted!
    Lori
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: David Hennessee
    To: Lori Bynum
    Sent: Sunday, July 08, 2001 7:44 AM
    Subject: MERRIMAN

    Dear Lori - Noted you comments re MERRIMAN & KIRBY lines. I, too, come from William & Malitia. Have you made any progress on either of these lines? David Hennessee

    23 Feb 2007

    http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?malitia::kirby::2165.html

    Corraborating content...

    Re: Bailey Kerby of NC and GA
    Posted by: Lori email: buckspocketchick@aol.com Date: August 27, 2001 at 05:37:15
    In Reply to: Bailey Kerby of NC and GA by Ronald W. Fletcher of 3720

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

    29 Jun 2007

    Posted By: darlene green
    Email:
    Subject: Re: Burke County NC Kirby married Eliza 1800
    Post Date: July 23, 2001 at 20:23:06
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/kirby/messages/2069.html
    Forum: Kirby Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/kirby/

    Lori, I'm searching for a John Kirby who married Elizabeth Humphreys(ies). They married about 1800 in Burke Co I believe. This is where the Humphreys lived. Her sisters that I know about are Frances, (my ggggrandmother) Nancy and Rhoda. Her brothers were James, William and George.Her parents are William and Susannah Webb Humphreys. Frances was born in 1780. Maybe you can figure something out. Don't know anything about John or his family

    Darlene

    Editor's note: Corraborating Lori's notes regarding John & William KERBY...

    20 Sep 2009:

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

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

    "Kerby, Jno 1,0,0,0,0"

    1790 Census North Carolina
    Wilkes County 9th Company Morgan District

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

    20 Sep 2009:

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

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

    "Kerby, Wm 1,5,6,0,0"

    1790 Census North Carolina
    Wilkes County 9th Company Morgan District

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

    Oops, found two more candidates whose ages & issue appear more likely to be the William & John we are seeking...DAH

    "Kerby, Jno 1,0,2,0,0"

    1790 Census North Carolina
    Wilkes County 15th Company Morgan District

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

    20 Sep 2009:

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

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

    "Kerby, Wm 2,1,2,0,2"

    1790 Census North Carolina
    Wilkes County 15th Company Morgan District

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

    24 Jul 2007

    Surname: Kirby

    Recorded in many spelling forms including: Cerby, Cirby, Curby, Cerbee, Kirby, Kirkby, Kirkebye, Kerbey, Kerby, and Kurby this is an English surname. It is of locational origin from one of the numerous places named Kirby or Kirkby, as for example, Kirby le Soken in the county of Essex; Kirby Cane in Norfolk; Monks Kerby in Warwickshire; Kirby Hill in the North Riding of Yorkshire; Kirkby on Bain in Lincolnshire; and Kirkby Lonsdale, in Westmorland. These places, recorded variously as Chirchebi, Kerkeby and Kirchebi in the famous Domesday book of 1086 for the above counties, derive from the Northern Middle English word "kirk", meaning a church and ultimately from the Olde Norse word "kirkja," with "byr", a farm. The Olde English pre 7th Century "cyrice", also meaning "church," accounts for the initial "C" in some Domesday Book recordings. Early examples of the surname recording taken from surviving early registers include: Richard Kyrby in the Subsidy Rolls of Suffolk in 1524, whilst on October 19th 1589, Ann Kirby was christened at the famous church of St. Dunstan's in the East, Stepney, and Nathaniel Curbee was christened at the church of Holy Trinity in the Minories, in the city of London, on February 21st 1647. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Godebold de Kirkebi. This was dated 1121, in the records of the Abbey of Bury St. Edmund's, Suffolk, during the reign of King Henry 1st of England, 1100 - 1135. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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    William married Eliza LNU (CIRCA 1800), (North Carolina). Eliza was born 0___ 1769, Commonwealth of Virginia; died Aft 1850, Bledsoe County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  10. 27.  Eliza LNU was born 0___ 1769, Commonwealth of Virginia; died Aft 1850, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Census Name: Eliza Kerby
    • Residence: 0___ 1850, Bledsoe County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Enumerated in household of her son-in-law, William Merriman during 1850 Bledsoe County Census,p.25...DAH

    Children:
    1. 13. Malitia Margaret Kirby was born 15 Apr 1806, (Surry County) North Carolina; died 0Mar 1886, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    2. Sarah Curby was born 0___ 1808, North Carolina.


Generation: 6

  1. 36.  William Elliot was born 14 Nov 1764, York County, Pennsylvania; died 27 Jun 1834, (Marion County, Tennessee); was buried Elliott Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot

    Notes:

    Posted By: Shelly Wilson
    Email: shellyewton@hotmail.com
    Subject: Re: WILLIAM ELLIOTT - MARION CO TN
    Post Date: March 21, 2003 at 10:06:14
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/elliott/messages/6673.html
    Forum: Elliott Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/elliott/

    I am familiar with a William Elliott (dob 11/14/1764) that moved to Marion Co, TN. He had a daughter named Elizabeth "Betsy" Elliott. I do not have the specific details pertaining to the family with me at the time of the post, however if you would like further information, please contact me. His children (in birth order)

    Jennie H.
    Joanna
    Elizabeth "Betsy"
    Josiah Leith
    Nancy
    Benjamin
    Miriam
    Isabella
    Melinda
    William Blackburn
    Please contact me for d.o.b. and etc. of Elizabeth.






    Buried:
    Inscription:
    WILLIAM
    ELLIOTT
    Continental Line
    Revolutionary War
    Nov 14 1764
    Jun 27 1834

    William married Miriam Leith 22 Jun 1790, Greene County, Tennessee. Miriam (daughter of Josiah Leith and Elizabeth Hite) was born 2 Oct 1768, Frederick County, Virginia; died 0___ 1848, Marion County, Tennessee; was buried Elliott Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 37.  Miriam Leith was born 2 Oct 1768, Frederick County, Virginia (daughter of Josiah Leith and Elizabeth Hite); died 0___ 1848, Marion County, Tennessee; was buried Elliott Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Miriam Leath

    Children:
    1. 18. Josiah Leith "Whiskey-Makin' Jo" Elliott was born 20 Mar 1797, Jefferson County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1849, (Marion County, Tennessee); was buried Mansfield Cemetery No. 2, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    2. William Blackburn Elliott was born 3 Mar 1813, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; died 16 Mar 1885, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Elliott Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.


Generation: 7

  1. 74.  Josiah Leith was born ~ 1746, Shenandoah County, Commonwealth of Virginia; died 0Aug 1787, Jefferson County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    James Leath of Shenandoah Valley, VA, ca. 1730's [possible antecedent of Josiah]

    My earliest known ancestor in America is this James Leath who settled on the "Hite and Mckay's" land grant, Shanandoah Valley, VA, in 1736, in what is probably present-day Page County. I wish to trace this James Leath back through his travels in this country to his port-of-entry. Any info would be helpful. My primary info source is a book called "The Leath/Leith Family History", vol.1, the descendents of James Leath of the Shenandoah Valley, VA, down through the eighth generation, by Leslie R. Waltman and Andrew L. Leath, printed by Dothan Printing & Litho, Dothan, AL. There is a website for ordering this book. My lineage of this man's family follows a route from VA down thru TN into AL where I now reside near Birmingham. There is physical evidence of the oldest recorded grave headstone in Jefferson Cty., TN,(near Dandridge at the Shady Grove Campground Methodist Church cemetary), of James grandson Josiah.
    Jim Leith

    Josiah married Elizabeth Hite ~ 1767, Commonwealth of Virginia. Elizabeth was born (Virginia). [Group Sheet]


  2. 75.  Elizabeth Hite was born (Virginia).
    Children:
    1. 37. Miriam Leith was born 2 Oct 1768, Frederick County, Virginia; died 0___ 1848, Marion County, Tennessee; was buried Elliott Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.