Wiley D. Merriman

Male 1864 - 1931  (67 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Wiley D. Merriman was born 5 Jun 1864, (Sequatchie County) Tennessee (son of William C(urby) Merriman and Sarah J(ane) "Sally" Thomas); died 7 Jul 1931, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried 8 Jul 1931, Rankin Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Farmer


Generation: 2

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

    MERRIMAN GRAVESITES - BLEDSOE COUNTY, TENNESSEE

    COLLIER CEMETERY

    Name DOB DOD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    JOHNSON LEWIS CEMETERY

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

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

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

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

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

    OLD ROBERSON CEMETERY

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

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


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


Generation: 3

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

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

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

    9 Jul 2004

    Home: Surnames: Merriman Family Genealogy Forum

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

    David,

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

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

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

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

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

    I hope this helps you. Debbie

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


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

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

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Blacksmith

    Notes:

    25 Jan 2009:

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

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

    Spouses & Children

    Elizabeth Hammond (Wife) b. About 1804

    Marriage: 5 JAN 1820 in Knox, Tennessee

    Children:

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

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


  4. 7.  Elizabeth Hammond was born 0___ 1804, (Knox County) Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Sarah

    Notes:

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

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

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

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


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  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.

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


  2. 9.  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. 4. 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.

  3. 10.  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]


  4. 11.  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. 5. 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.

  5. 12.  Adam Thomas, Sr. was born 1 Jan 1770, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (son of Jacob Thomas, Sr. and Margaret Elizabeth Neiman); died 10 Jan 1855, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Davenport Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Will: 12 Oct 1850, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee
    • Probate: 0Feb 1855, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    http://www.geocities.com/blynnfitzz/Page2.html

    5. Adam THOMAS, Sr., (1.Jacob1) b. 01 Jan 1770, PA or TN?. He married (1) Anna B.?, 1789 ??, in
    TN?, b. Unknown, d. abt. 1840. He married (2) Jane RALSTON, 13 Nov 1849, in Knox Co., TN.,
    b Unknown, d. Unknown. Adam died 10 Jan 1855, Knox Co., TN., buried: Davenport Cemetery, Knoxville, TN.

    See Gravestone and Will of Adam THOMAS. Old Adam Thomas Home and Davenport Cemetery pictures.


    Children by Anna B.?:
    9. i Margaret (Peggy) THOMAS b. Abt. 1790, PA, VA, TN??. She married John CARPENTER, c 1810,
    in Blount Co.,TN. b. Unknown, d. Unknown. Margaret died c 1850, Blount Co., TN.
    + 10. ii Ann (Amy) E. THOMAS b. 16 Oct 1798.
    + 11. iii Henry M. THOMAS b. Abt 1796.
    12. iv Susannah (Susan) THOMAS b. Abt. 1800, VA. or TN?. She married Richard WALKER, 12 Apr
    1822, in Knox Co., TN. b.Unknown, d.Unknown. Susannah died Unk.
    + 13. v Catherine (Caty) THOMAS b. 26 Oct. 1801.
    + 14. vi Mary (Polly) THOMAS b. abt. 1810.
    + 15. vii Sarah (Sally) THOMAS b. 11 May 1812.
    + 16. viii Adam THOMAS, Jr. b. 04 Jul 1813.
    + 17. ix Jacob THOMAS b. 06 Nov 1817.


    Individual:

    LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ADAM THOMAS, SR.

    of Knox County, Tennessee

    An instrument in writing pertaining to be the last Will and Testament o f Adam Thomas, deceased, and Richard Keyhill and Benjamin Hackney, Gordon Desam, Subscribing Witnesse s thereto appearing in open Court, acknowledge that they saw Adam Thomas sign the said Will by makin g his mark and heard him acknowledge the same to be his last Will and Testament, the same thereupo n ordered to be admitted to Court.

    Know all men by these present that I, Adam Thomas of the County of Knox a nd State of Tennessee being of sound mind and disposing memory, enjoying tolerable good health being far advanced in years and knowing the uncertainty of life and earthy affairs, I do hereby make and Publis h this my Last Will and Testament to wit----.

    First, my Will is that all my funeral expenses and just debt be paid ou t of monies or property that I may have at the time of my death.

    Second, my will is that my beloved wife Jane shall have and enjoy fifty acres of land adjoining the lands of Jacob Thomas, heir and the land of Wm. Brown, James Crew and others. Said land having been granted by the State of Tennessee to me and dated the 4th day of March 1825, and als o two hundred dollars in cash to be expended in building of a house and lot and necessary improvements on said land as she may think fit and if she does not choose to spend said money enterly [entirely] on said land she may use it otherwise at her option, it is also my will that she have and enjoy two feather beds, unde rbeds and bed steads, and each bed to have one couterpen, two quilts, and one sheet, and as many articles as is now exempt from Executors for the benefit of heads of family and to her illegitimate son Jerry Rawlston , my will is that at the death of my wife Jane that he enjoy the said land forever, and that my Executor retain in his hands one hundred dollars to be expended in the support or schooling said child, or in any other lawfu l way, that said Executors may think best now if my wife Jane shall desent [dissent] from this my last Will an d Testament, then it is my Will that she only enjoy as the law may form to do and nothing else and as for Jerr y her son she will have to provide for him herself and the fifty acres of land shall be sold to the highes t bidder on a credit of twelve months but if she agrees to this my Will in that my plantation on which I now live and joining the land of C. N. Baker, Wilson, S. Enudle and others, may also be sold for cash on a twelve month credit after having given them three months notice of sale, but if my wife Jane should disent [dissent ] from said will then my will is that said land be sold reserving to her, her lifetime estate to one third of t he Home place. I also with that all personal property be exposed to sale on the above mentioned terms.

    And for my children my Will is as follows;

    To my deceased daughter Peggy Carpenter I wish her heir to enjoy all that their mother could of alive, to be equal with the rest of my children, the word above used as Peggy Carpenter heirs.

    I wish to be understood as to apply to all the living children and to by [my] daughte r Polly Doyle. I will that she receive an equal part with all the rest of my children and then to divide equally with her two sons Thomas and John so that each one may have one third of Polly’s part,

    and to Amy Breakbil l I likewise wish her to receive equal part with the rest. Also my son Henry to receive equally with the rest of my children,

    and to Caty Doyle I will to receive equal with the rest of my children,

    and to Susannah Walker I will equal with the rest and to Sally Davenport I wish her a equal part on and with the rest.

    Now the word equal with the rest. I wish to be understood to mean an equal portion of cash whatever amount that may be left in the hands of my Executor, weather [whether] by sale of land as in cash in hand, money in Bank to be paid over by said Executor soon as possible after my death as in lawful sale and collect th e money owed --

    but as to Adam Thomas, my son I will him five dollars in cash as he has already got all that I believe I owe him, and to the heir of my son Jacob Thomas, deceased to his two children each one dollar.

    And Lastly I do hereby constitute my dear friend and son in law John Breakbill, my Executor of this my Last Will and Testament, hereby keeping all other.

    12th day of October, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty (1850)

    ADAM X [his mark] THOMAS Attest Richard Keyhill, Benjamin Hackney, Gordon Desam

    The Last Will of ADAM THOMAS SR. deceased having been by the Court admitt ed to probate, wit appearing from the said will that John Breakbill had been appointed Execu tor.

    Page 98 February Session 1855

    Witness Geo. W. Cox, Clerk of said Court at office in Knoxville, Tennesse e, Geo. C. Cleve, Clerk The first Monday of February 1855, G. W. C. Cox, Clerk. State of Tennessee, Knox County For all persons, Greetings;

    Whereas, at our County Court held for the County Knox, at the Court Hous e in Knoxville on the 1st Monday, February 1855 it appeared to the Court that Adam Thomas, late of said County had died having first made his Last Will and Testament, in Which John Breakbill is appointed Executor. It was ordered that Letter, Testament any issue known ? We therefore impower the said John Breakbill to take unto his possession all and singular the goods and chattel rights and Credits of t he said Testator. Wheresoever the same, may be found, and all Just Debts, Debts of said Testator, and all the Legacies specified in said Will, will and duly to pay. So far as the said goods and Chattel, rights and Credits may extend and in all things to administer said goods and chattel, rights and Credits according to the terms of said Will and the law of the Land.

    Witness Geo. W. C. Cox Clerk of said Court at Office in Knoxville, the 1s t Monday of February 1855.

    end

    Adam married Anna B. LNU (Knox County, Tennessee). Anna was born (Pennsylvania); died Abt 1840, Knox County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Anna B. LNU was born (Pennsylvania); died Abt 1840, Knox County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 6. Henry M. Thomas was born 0___ 1798, Knox County, Tennessee; died Aft 1860, (Bledsoe County, Tennessee).


Generation: 5

  1. 24.  Jacob Thomas, Sr. was born 22 Dec 1755, (Pennsylvania); died 0___ 1804, Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Will: 15 Feb 1804, Blount County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    http://www.geocities.com/blynnfitzz/WillofJacobThomas.html


    Will of Jacob Thomas, of Blount Co., Tennessee

    Typed from a copy of original Will, pages 260-262, 14 July 1998 by Barbara L. Fitzmaurice
    On file at McClung Library, Knoxville, TN Using original text and punctuation.


    In the name of God Amen I Jacob Thomas of the County of Blount and State of Tennessee farmer being of Sound mind and memory and understanding but considering the uncertainty of life do think fit to make this my last will and testament in the following manner and form (Viz) I recomment my soul unto the hand of God and my body the earth to be buried in a christian manner and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give devise and dispose of in the following manner and form after all my Just debts are paid

    First I will and bequeath that my Son George Thomas shall provide for his mother My beloved wife Margaret Thomas during her Natural life off of farm on which she is to her residence her life time in Annually twelve bushels wheat ground if she requires it one fatted hog of one hundred and fifty weight with the Lard half a bushel of Sault six bushels of Irish potatoes six bushels of Turnips provided he raises any Six bushels of Sweet potatoes also one quarter of beef if he Kills any of pair of shoes three pounds of clean cotton Sufficient quality of firewood cut and hauled to her door fit for use the third part of the garden equally manured with the rest a third part of the cabbage garden the fourth part of the flax that grows on the place two heifers to be wintered with grain and fodder with his own also the third part of all debts that is due to me when recovered after the Just debts are deducted therefrom also a third part of all the poultry with their Eggs all my house hold and Kitchen furniture is to be entirely for her own use during her life Except what is Georges Real property and at her disposal at her decease except the stove and large Kettle which is to be Georges at her death she is to have liberty to take a shoat out of the Stock of hogs when she needs one all the articles above mentioned for her provisions is to be delivered to her annually during her life

    Secondly I will and bequeath to my Son George Thomas my whole farm with all and every one of my farming Tools with the wagon and gears with the two stills and vessels the house clock all the horses the balance of my xxxxx stock of Cattle and hogs I also give and bequeath to my Son Henry Thomas one dollar by reason I consider to have given him a sufficient Share of my Estate heretofore I will and bequeath fifty dollars in property by reason I considered him to receive his share

    heretofore to my son Jacob Thomas I like wise will and bequeath

    to my son John Thomas one dollar by reason I consider him to have received a Sufficient share of my Estate heretofore I give and bequeath

    to my son Adam Thomas one dollar he having received his proportion of my Estate heretofore also

    to my daughter Margaret Numan I will and bequeath forty dollars in property it being her full Share of my Estate

    Margaret my wife is at full liberty to dispose of clothing to whom she pleases

    I likewise by these presents constitute make and ordain my wife Margaret and George Thomas my son to be whole and Executors of this last will and Testament and do hearby utterly disallow revoke all other wills and Testaments and to heretofore made and legacies and bequests and Executors by me in any way before named wills and bequeathed Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament

    In witness whereof I have Set my hand and Seal this fifteenth day of February in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and four.

    Signed Sealed and delivered by the said Jacob X Thomas (__?___)
    Jacob Thomas as his last will and testament mark

    in presence of (Wm. Lowery, Robert Everett (0r Eferett )

    Will of Jacob Thomas, of Blount Co., Tennessee

    Typed from a copy of original Will, pages 260-262, 14 July 1998 by Barbara L. Fitzmaurice

    Posted By: Barbara Fitzmaurice
    Email: blfitzma@prodigy.net

    Subject: Jacob THOMAS>Blount>Monroe>Bradley Co,TN
    Post Date: July 16, 1998 at 02:58:59
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/thomas/messages/586.html
    Forum: Thomas Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/thomas/

    Are there any other cousins searching Jacob THOMAS b.1750's mar Margaret. Early settlers to Blount Co., near Maryville, TN. Are they from Pennsyalvania or Maryland? Settled near Pistol and Crooked Creek. Children; George, Henry, Jacob, John, Adam & daughter Margaret THOMAS. George, Henry, Adam and John may have stayed around Knoxville, Blount Co., area. Jacob b. abt 1870 and wife Margaret Nieman THOMAS ended up in Bradley Co., between 1840-50 after a stay in Monroe Co. (The County lines could have just changed.) Jacob and Margaret Elizabeth's children that we know of:

    Hettie Lillie Esther b. abt 1811, m. Jacob Adam CARVER,
    Adam b.1813 mar. Lydia and were in Bradley Co., 1850,
    Wilson b. 1815 mar 1st Tresa WETSON?, 2nd Sarah SCHOAT in Bradley CO.,
    Mary 'Polly' bc 1817 mar James Ervin, may have lived in McMinn Co.,
    Catherine E. bc 1819 mar Beard Waller 1841 in Monroe Co., ended up a widow?
    Living in Bradley Co. by 1850 with her parents and children.
    Jacob, son of Jacob and Margaret died about 1855 in Bradley Co., TN.

    We still need all the help we can get straighting these lines out. Thanks!!

    Jacob — Margaret Elizabeth Neiman. Margaret (daughter of Michael Neiman and Margaret Catherine "Catherine" Johnson) was born (Northumberland, Northumberland County) Pennsylvania; died Aft 1836, Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 25.  Margaret Elizabeth Neiman was born (Northumberland, Northumberland County) Pennsylvania (daughter of Michael Neiman and Margaret Catherine "Catherine" Johnson); died Aft 1836, Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 12. Adam Thomas, Sr. was born 1 Jan 1770, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; died 10 Jan 1855, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee; was buried Davenport Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee.


Generation: 6

  1. 50.  Michael Neiman was born 0___ 1755, Northumberland, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania (son of Jacob Neiman and unnamed spouse); died 0___ 1818, Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee; was buried Cupp Simerly Cemetery, Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Posted By: Bettye Heinrich
    Email: bettye@jps.net
    Subject: Re: Nieman -Blount CO TN 1800s
    Post Date: September 22, 1998 at 20:53:59
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/neiman/messages/7.html
    Forum: Neiman Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/neiman/


    I now think that my ancestor may have been Michael Neiman who was probably a brother of Jacob Neiman in Blount CO TN. I believe that Catherine 'Kitty' Neiman who m. David Cuppe and my Margaret Elizabeth Neiman m. Jacob Thomas were dghts of Michael Neiman. Their husbands were listed in the settlement of Michael's estate in 1818-1820 in Blount Co Tn.
    Please contact me if you have any data on Michael Neiman. He may have lived in Northumberland CO PA before coming to Blount Co TN.

    My email is bettye@jps.net

    Looking for more infiormation on Catherine Unknown who married Michael NEIMAN. They were from PA and ended up settling in Blount Co., TN. in late 1700's. Micheal died in 1818 in Maryville area. Children: Jacob NEIMAN/NEYMAN born c. 1780, ???, married 18 Aug 1827, in Blount Co., TN., Mary PUGH DUGAN, born Unk, died Unk, AL. Jacob died 1851, AL.?. Jacob may be the son of Michael and Catherine Neiman. He was among those listed as receiving funds due him from Michael's Estate.
    Mary: Mary PUGH may have married first John DUGAN on 07 Sep1818, in Blount Co., TN.

    Children of Michael Neiman/Niman Catherine:

    +12. ii Catherine "Kity" NEIMAN born c 1782.
    Mar David Cupp/Koop
    +13. iii Margaret Elizabeth NEIMAN born abt.
    1787. Mar Jacob Thomas of Blount
    Co., TN.
    +14.iv David NEIMAN/NEUMAN born 08 Feb 1789.
    +15. v Esther Easter NEIMAN born c 1801.
    16. vi John NEIMAN/NIMON born c 1803, TN?.

    Died:
    intestate...

    Michael married Margaret Catherine "Catherine" Johnson (Northumberland, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania). Margaret was born Northumberland County, Pennsylvania; died 0___ 1840, Blount County, Tennessee; was buried Cupp Simerly Cemetery, Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 51.  Margaret Catherine "Catherine" Johnson was born Northumberland County, Pennsylvania; died 0___ 1840, Blount County, Tennessee; was buried Cupp Simerly Cemetery, Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Posted By: Bettye Heinrich
    Email: bettye@jps.net
    Subject: TN & PA
    Post Date: November 14, 1998 at 08:25:51
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/neiman/messages/11.html
    Forum: Neiman Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/neiman/

    ur research has led us to believe that MICHAEL NEIMAN m. Catherine (possibly surname Johnson) in PA. We think they may have lived in Northumberland CO PA in the 1765-85 era.
    Anyone with Neiman data in that area of PA?

    Thanks, Bettye

    http://boards.ancestry.netscape.com/surnames.neiman/1.3.1/mb.ashx

    Her name is Catherine Johnson possibly sister or daughter of Jeffrery Johnson. There was incorrect info put forth by a researcher some years ago, suggesting Sarah Catherine Johnson was wife of Mochael Neyman.This was based on Will of Michael Neyman recorded and probate in Lincoln County,N.C. A copy of the will was aquired and it shows that the will was written in 1794 and probated in1795. Michael Neyman of that line was alive in1818 and therefor is not the same Michael Neyman, the author of the will on Lincoln County, N.C.. Michael Neyman of Blount County, Tennessee died without a will.



    Children:
    1. 25. Margaret Elizabeth Neiman was born (Northumberland, Northumberland County) Pennsylvania; died Aft 1836, Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee.


Generation: 7

  1. 100.  Jacob Neiman died 0___ 1791, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Jacob Neuman
    • Will: 7 Mar 1791, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
    • Probate: 21 Dec 1791, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania

    Notes:

    Posted By: Bettye Heinrich
    Email: bettye@jps.net
    Subject: Jacob Neiman's Will 1791 PA
    Post Date: July 26, 1999 at 15:49:01
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/neiman/messages/17.html
    Forum: Neiman Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/neiman/


    Jacob Neiman wrote his will on March 7 1791 in Northumberland CO PA. It was proved on 21 December 1791. In the will he did not name a wife but he named is children as follows:

    Michael - eldest son

    Wegand - administrator
    John - a minor not yet schooled, taken the sacrament, or learned a trade
    Gertraut - unmarried
    Eve - unmarried
    Elizabeth - wife of Jacob Kopy (Kopp?)
    Susanna - wife of Jacob Thomas
    Ann - unmarried
    If you have any data on the above persons named in the above will PLEASE contact me at bettye@jps.net

    Thanks, Bettye







    http://boards.ancestry.com/surnames.neiman/51/mb.ashx

    JACOB'S NEUMAN'S [NEIMAN] WILL (Translated from German)

    In the name of the Holy Trinity, Amen, Whereas God Almighty has ordered me upon my sick bed, and I not knowing when the Lord will call me out of this world, I therefore commit my last Will and Testament to the work of such to my estate to be disposed of as follows:

    First, Weigand is to pay to his parents 20 bushels of wheat besides 10 bushes of rye of my place, and if one or the other should die then he is only to give the half.

    2nd, 200 pounds of pork, besides a quarter of beef,

    3rd, there shall be two new milk cows given to them every Spring they to have their choice.

    4th, if they should stand in need of horses for riding, they shall not be refused.

    5th, there is annually to be delivered to them 30 lbs. of swingled flax and 10 lbs of hatcheld hemp, besides 3 sheep whereof they are to have their choice for clipping among the flock.

    6th, they are to have their residence in the house as long as they live and they shall also have their share of the orchard when it yields.

    7th, they shall have one forth part of the cooking garden and of the cabbage garden. 8th, every year two pair of shoes. 9th, such sinnen as shall be wove of their flax and hemp, shall be wove free and clear for them. My youngest son, Jon, shall until he goes to a trade, gets his education and is admitted to the sacrament remain on the place until he gets to the age of 21 years. He shall like my other sons have two horses and giers and plow and utensils when he comes to his age.

    My daughter, Gertraut shall have two cows, clothing and bedding out of my estate the same as my other daughters.

    My daughter Eve shall get a cow or a bearing heifer in the Spring 1792.

    Elizabeth who is married to Jacob KOPY shall get a cow in the year 1795.

    Item, Susanna, wife of Jacob THOMAS, shall have a cow in the year of 1796.

    My daughter Ann, shall have a cow or a heifer with calf against next April 1791 at her choice. Inconsequence of which, they will all share alike as them being all my children which God has given me.

    My son, Weygand, shall keep my place for 250 (pounds) lawful money of Pennsylvania which sum is to be equally divided among my remaining heirs.

    My son, Weygand is to have an equal share, all moveable property on my planatation shall belong to him and shall not be divided. My eldest son, Michael, shall share alike with the other of my children of my estate and over and above this he shall have 5 pounds which is to be deducted in the account against him. And respecting the land, there should be any trouble concerning it if it's should be last sold or surveyed for some other person, then such damages shall be appraised by some impartial men and if there is none, then the (L)250 stands good to be divided as aforesaid.

    There is no demand to be made until after the death of both of the parents. And after their decease the eldest by relation has to make demand for legacy _____ , of the estate of these two old persons who ever lives the longest and bears the name of the first marriage (or he or she should be married) shall live in the full enjoyment of all and singular the premises above mentioned and if the party should marry the said party should not look to any share of the estate. Respecting of the moveable property which the parents have bequeathed unto him the said Weygand they dare not sell any of his property or sign it away.

    This is my last Will and Testament, and justly and honestly the 7th March A_ D_ 1791. Jacob NEUMAN

    sealed and delivered in the presence of Jon Frederick MINK, Michael HAHN, Abraham PHILIPS, North Umberland County __ .

    Before me the subscriber registerer general for the county aforesaid in the 21 day December (AD) 1791 personally came Michael Hahn, Abraham Philips, two of the persons being witnesses to the within Will or instrument of writing and made oath on the holy evangelists of Almighty God that they saw Jacob Neuman, subscribe with his own hand his name, the same and heard him _______ declare it to be his Last Will and Testament and that they together with John Frederick Mink subscribe their names as witness to the same that this happened in the sickness of the said Jacob Neuman and that he was at the same time of so doing for sound and disposing memory. In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand the day and year aforesaid. J. Simpson, Registrar.

    BE IT REMEMBERED

    That on the 21st day of December in the year of our Lord, 1791 the Last Will and Testament of Jacob Neuman, deceased, was duly approved before me, of which, the foregoing record is a true translation as only the oath of Henry Douty, it is registered and Letters of Administration aforesaid were by me granted unto Weygand Neuman and Michael Hahn. Who have given surety to wit Christropher Zimmerman and Henry Reiner. The deceased, Jacob Neuman by the said Will not having appointed an executor thereto.
    Witnessed my hand the same day and year. Jacob Simpson, Registrar.

    http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/p/a/t/Jeanne-Pate-Ashville/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0171.html

    This website cites an antecedent for Jacob, however, its data diverges regarding his death place...DAH

    Jacob — unnamed spouse. [Group Sheet]


  2. 101.  unnamed spouse
    Children:
    1. 50. Michael Neiman was born 0___ 1755, Northumberland, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania; died 0___ 1818, Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee; was buried Cupp Simerly Cemetery, Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee.