Sarah Ann "Ann" Nichols

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Sarah Ann "Ann" Nichols

    Sarah — Charles Edward Pugh. [Group Sheet]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Gilbert Garvin NicholsGilbert Garvin Nichols was born 20 Nov 1902, Cullman County, Alabama (son of Charles Hayden Nichols and Chester Luella Mason); died 6 May 1974, Hanceville, Cullman County, Alabama; was buried Fairview West Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Hanceville, Cullman County, Alabama.

    Notes:

    Birth: Nov. 20, 1902, USA
    Death: May 6, 1974
    Hanceville
    Cullman County
    Alabama, USA


    Family links:
    Spouses:
    Georgia Brown Nichols (1909 - 1951)
    Hattie Alice Grund Nichols (1911 - 1988)

    Children:
    Cherry Lee Nichols (1946 - 1965)*
    Infant Boy Nichols (1950 - 1950)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    Fairview West Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
    Hanceville
    Cullman County
    Alabama, USA

    Created by: vicki hann
    Record added: Feb 24, 2007
    Find A Grave Memorial# 18047267

    Gilbert — Georgia Elizabeth Brown. Georgia (daughter of Andy Claudus Brown and Rutha Pearl Greer) was born 5 May 1909, Alabama; died 10 Mar 1951, Hanceville, Cullman County, Alabama; was buried Fairview West Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Hanceville, Cullman County, Alabama. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Georgia Elizabeth BrownGeorgia Elizabeth Brown was born 5 May 1909, Alabama (daughter of Andy Claudus Brown and Rutha Pearl Greer); died 10 Mar 1951, Hanceville, Cullman County, Alabama; was buried Fairview West Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Hanceville, Cullman County, Alabama.
    Children:
    1. Betty Joyce Nichols
    2. 1. Sarah Ann "Ann" Nichols


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Charles Hayden Nichols was born 0___ 1880, Alabama.

    Charles married Chester Luella Mason (~ 1900). Chester was born 0___ 1887, Alabama. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Chester Luella Mason was born 0___ 1887, Alabama.
    Children:
    1. 2. Gilbert Garvin Nichols was born 20 Nov 1902, Cullman County, Alabama; died 6 May 1974, Hanceville, Cullman County, Alabama; was buried Fairview West Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Hanceville, Cullman County, Alabama.
    2. Oscar Nichols was born 0___ 1905, Cullman County, Alabama.
    3. Nettie Nichols was born 0___ 1907, Cullman County, Alabama.
    4. Vern Nichols

  3. 6.  Andy Claudus BrownAndy Claudus Brown was born 18 Jul 1882, Warren County, Tennessee (son of William M. Brown and Nancy L. "Shug" Hennessee); died 16 Aug 1922, (Remlap, Blount County, Alabama); was buried Remlap Methodist Church Cemetery, Remlap, Blount County, Alabama.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Andrew Brown
    • Also Known As: Andy Claudus Brown
    • Census Name: Andy Brown

    Notes:

    Birth: Jul. 18, 1882
    Death: Aug. 16, 1922


    Family links:
    Spouse:
    Rutha Pearl Brown (1883 - 1938)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    Remlap Methodist Church Cemetery
    Remlap
    Blount County
    Alabama, USA

    Created by: rhm
    Record added: Mar 25, 2009
    Find A Grave Memorial# 35123842

    Andy — Rutha Pearl Greer. Rutha (daughter of Jasper Newton Greer and Belle Zora Dodson) was born 24 Aug 1883, Remlap, Blount County, Alabama; died 22 Apr 1938, Remlap, Blount County, Alabama; was buried Remlap Methodist Church Cemetery, Remlap, Blount County, Alabama. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Rutha Pearl GreerRutha Pearl Greer was born 24 Aug 1883, Remlap, Blount County, Alabama (daughter of Jasper Newton Greer and Belle Zora Dodson); died 22 Apr 1938, Remlap, Blount County, Alabama; was buried Remlap Methodist Church Cemetery, Remlap, Blount County, Alabama.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Ruth P Greer

    Children:
    1. 3. Georgia Elizabeth Brown was born 5 May 1909, Alabama; died 10 Mar 1951, Hanceville, Cullman County, Alabama; was buried Fairview West Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Hanceville, Cullman County, Alabama.


Generation: 4

  1. 12.  William M. BrownWilliam M. Brown was born 0___ 1844, Georgia; died 30 Oct 1927, (Remlap, Blount County, Alabama); was buried Remlap Methodist Church Cemetery, Remlap, Blount County, Alabama.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: laborer
    • Census Name: William R. Brown
    • Alt Birth: 10 Mar 1845

    Notes:

    Birth: Mar. 10, 1845
    Death: Oct. 30, 1927


    Family links:
    Spouse:
    Louetta Brown (1882 - 1966)

    Burial:
    Remlap Methodist Church Cemetery
    Remlap
    Blount County
    Alabama, USA

    Created by: rhm
    Record added: Mar 25, 2009
    Find A Grave Memorial# 35124030

    *

    Married a second time and had issue...DAH

    William married Nancy L. "Shug" Hennessee 14 May 1871, Warren County, Tennessee. Nancy (daughter of James C. Hennessee and Maxa "Maxie" Dodson) was born 24 Jul 1853, Warren County, Tennessee; died 24 Oct 1905, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 13.  Nancy L. "Shug" Hennessee was born 24 Jul 1853, Warren County, Tennessee (daughter of James C. Hennessee and Maxa "Maxie" Dodson); died 24 Oct 1905, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: keeps house
    • Also Known As: Nancy Lue Hennessee

    Notes:

    Married:
    by H. A. Cunningham, J. P.

    Children:
    1. James Brown was born 1873, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. Cora Lee Brown was born 1877, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. Elza Edward Brown was born 20 Apr 1879, Warren County, Tennessee; died 7 Apr 1956, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    4. Jennie Brown was born Warren County, Tennessee.
    5. 6. Andy Claudus Brown was born 18 Jul 1882, Warren County, Tennessee; died 16 Aug 1922, (Remlap, Blount County, Alabama); was buried Remlap Methodist Church Cemetery, Remlap, Blount County, Alabama.
    6. Rachel Ann Brown was born 12 Nov 1886, Warren County, Tennessee; died 4 Jun 1951, Remlap, Blount County, Alabama; was buried Remlap Methodist Church Cemetery, Remlap, Blount County, Alabama.
    7. Nancy Brown was born 0Oct 1888, Warren County, Tennessee.
    8. Delia Brown was born 0Jan 1890, Warren County, Tennessee.

  3. 14.  Jasper Newton Greer was born 26 Jan 1862, Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee (son of William M. Greer and Nancy Jane Brown); died 1 Dec 1936, Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: J. J. N. Greer

    Jasper married Belle Zora Dodson 3 Jun 1883, Warren County, Tennessee. Belle (daughter of George Washington Dodson and Martha Jane "Marthie" Smith) was born 30 Jul 1857, Warren County, Tennessee; died 17 Dec 1884, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111. [Group Sheet]


  4. 15.  Belle Zora Dodson was born 30 Jul 1857, Warren County, Tennessee (daughter of George Washington Dodson and Martha Jane "Marthie" Smith); died 17 Dec 1884, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Belzora Dodson
    • Also Known As: Belzorah Elizabeth Dodson
    • Also Known As: Belzoray Dodson

    Notes:

    Birth: Jul. 30, 1857
    Death: Dec. 17, 1884


    Burial:
    Shellsford Cemetery
    McMinnville
    Warren County
    Tennessee, USA

    Created by: Deekay
    Record added: Jun 02, 2008
    Find A Grave Memorial# 27294063

    Notes:

    Married:
    by B. P. Jarrett, JP

    Children:
    1. 7. Rutha Pearl Greer was born 24 Aug 1883, Remlap, Blount County, Alabama; died 22 Apr 1938, Remlap, Blount County, Alabama; was buried Remlap Methodist Church Cemetery, Remlap, Blount County, Alabama.


Generation: 5

  1. 26.  James C. Hennessee was born 15 Dec 1818, Warren County, Tennessee (son of Patrick S(amuel) "Paddy" Hennessee and Rachel (Ann) Wilcher); died 11 Mar 1862, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Hennessee Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Farmer
    • Also Known As: James T. Hennessee
    • Military: CSA Veteran
    • Residence: 0___ 1860, Warren County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Excerpted from, "The Military Annals of Tennessee Confederates", by Lindsley,p. 486:

    "Was a private under Captain C. M. Forrest, Company "B" (Warren Co.), 35th Tennessee Infantry, CSA."

    Cited only that he died. No date or place given.

    Could he have been the father of the unidentified Josiah Hennessee who married the sister of Margaret McGregor who married Patrick Hennessee?

    23 Mar 2011

    To view the old "Hennesse Cemetery", go to http://www.tngennet.org/warren/cemeteries/Hen.html

    Residence:
    enumerated in his father's household and his wife & childrent are not cited...

    Buried:
    View the Old Hennessee Cemetery... http://www.tngennet.org/warren/cemeteries/Hen.html

    James married Maxa "Maxie" Dodson (CIRCA 1845), (Warren County) Tennessee. Maxa (daughter of Elijah "Grandsir" Dodson and Sarah "Sallie" McGregor) was born 18 Mar 1824, Warren County, Tennessee; died 17 Aug 1899, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Hennessee Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 27.  Maxa "Maxie" Dodson was born 18 Mar 1824, Warren County, Tennessee (daughter of Elijah "Grandsir" Dodson and Sarah "Sallie" McGregor); died 17 Aug 1899, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Hennessee Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Census Name: Mary Hennessee

    Notes:

    To view the old "Hennesse Cemetery", go to http://www.tngennet.org/warren/cemeteries/Hen.html

    Children:
    1. Patrick Earl "Poss" Hennessee was born 18 Feb 1846, Warren County, Tennessee; died 2 Sep 1924, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. Rachel Anne Hennessee was born 11 Nov 1847, Warren County, Tennessee; died 29 Apr 1883, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Hennessee Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. Andrew "Dutch" Hennessee was born 18 Oct 1848, Warren County, Tennessee; died 2 Apr 1901, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    4. 13. Nancy L. "Shug" Hennessee was born 24 Jul 1853, Warren County, Tennessee; died 24 Oct 1905, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    5. James Thomas "Hog-Head Tom" Hennessee was born 11 Oct 1855, Warren County, Tennessee; died 13 Aug 1943, Morrison, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried 14 Aug 1943, Summitville Cemetery, Summitville, Coffee County, Tennessee.
    6. Florence Hennessee was born 1856, Warren County, Tennessee.
    7. Mary Jane Hennessee was born 11 Apr 1858, Warren County, Tennessee; died 3 Nov 1876, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Hennessee Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    8. William Mortimer "Mortimer" Hennessee was born 6 Jan 1860, Warren County, Tennessee; died 20 Aug 1881, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Hennessee Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    9. Millie Agnes Hennessee was born 1 Jun 1863, Warren County, Tennessee; died 23 Nov 1902, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.

  3. 28.  William M. Greer was born 9 Jan 1825, Spring Place, Davidson County, Tennessee (son of John A. Greer and Myra Green); died 14 Jan 1914, Blount County, Alabama; was buried Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Gallant, Etowah County, Alabama.

    Other Events:

    • Religion: (Baptist)
    • Residence: 0___ 1910, Whites, Blount County, Alabama

    Notes:

    Name: William M Greer
    Titles and Terms:
    Event Type: Census
    Event Date: 1910
    Event Place: Whites, Blount, Alabama, United States
    District: ED 24
    Gender: Male
    Age: 84
    Marital Status: Widowed
    Race: White
    Race (Original): White
    Relationship to Head of Household: Father
    Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Father
    Birth Year (Estimated): 1826
    Birthplace: Tennessee
    Immigration Year:
    Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
    Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
    Sheet Letter: B
    Sheet Number: 6
    Sheet Number and Letter: 6B
    Household ID: 121
    Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
    Affiliate Publication Number: T624
    Affiliate Film Number: 2
    GS Film Number: 1374015
    Digital Folder Number: 004970175
    Image Number: 01205


    Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
    Maggie M Crouch Head F 39 Tennessee
    Claretta M Crouch Daughter F 16 Tennessee
    Runa L Crouch Daughter F 12 Tennessee
    Willie E Crouch Daughter F 8 Tennessee
    William M Greer Father M 84 Tennessee
    Albert W Greer Brother M 64 Tennessee



    Citing this Record:
    "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MK3G-6Z5 : accessed 5 February 2017), William M Greer in household of Maggie M Crouch, Whites, Blount, Alabama, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 24, sheet 6B, family 121, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 2; FHL microfilm 1,374,015.

    William — Nancy Jane Brown. Nancy (daughter of William Brown and Nancy Green) was born 0___ 1828, Tennessee; died 0___ 1890, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  4. 29.  Nancy Jane Brown was born 0___ 1828, Tennessee (daughter of William Brown and Nancy Green); died 0___ 1890, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Nancy Jane Brown

    Born in Tennessee, USA on 1828 to William Brown and Nancy Green.

    Nancy Jane married William M Greer and had 8 children.

    She passed away on 1890 in Mcminnville, Warren, Tennessee, USA.

    Children:
    1. William Thomas Greer was born 0___ 1846.
    2. Albert W. Greer was born 0___ 1848; died 0___ 1925.
    3. John E. Greer was born 0___ 1851.
    4. James P. Greer was born 0___ 1852.
    5. Basil G. Greer was born 0___ 1856.
    6. Terannie Anne Greer was born 0___ 1861; died 0___ 1918.
    7. 14. Jasper Newton Greer was born 26 Jan 1862, Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee; died 1 Dec 1936, Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama.
    8. Myra Margaret Greer was born 0___ 1865; died 0___ 1935.

  5. 30.  George Washington Dodson was born 4 Jan 1835, Warren County, Tennessee (son of Robert Dodson and Biddie McDaniel); died 3 Mar 1900, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: laborer

    George married Martha Jane "Marthie" Smith 26 Aug 1857, Warren County, Tennessee. Martha (daughter of William Asa Smith and Rutha "Ruthie" Jennings) was born 19 Nov 1834, Warren County, Tennessee; died 5 Jan 1880, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111. [Group Sheet]


  6. 31.  Martha Jane "Marthie" Smith was born 19 Nov 1834, Warren County, Tennessee (daughter of William Asa Smith and Rutha "Ruthie" Jennings); died 5 Jan 1880, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.

    Notes:

    Married:
    - license not returned

    Children:
    1. 15. Belle Zora Dodson was born 30 Jul 1857, Warren County, Tennessee; died 17 Dec 1884, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    2. James Dodson was born 1 Dec 1862, Warren County, Tennessee; died 8 Mar 1863, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    3. Theodocia "Docia" Dodson was born 11 Feb 1866, Warren County, Tennessee; died 6 Feb 1940, (Warren County) Tennessee.
    4. Phoebe Dodson was born 9 Jul 1869, Warren County, Tennessee; died 16 Jul 1949, Pendleton, Bell County, Texas; was buried Pendleton, Bell County, Texas.
    5. Josephine "Josie" Dodson was born 25 Jul 1872, Warren County, Tennessee; died 14 Oct 1926, (Ryan, Jefferson County, Oklahoma); was buried (Ryan, Jefferson County, Oklahoma).
    6. Naomi Dodson was born 9 Apr 1877, Warren County, Tennessee; died 13 Jul 1931, Walnut Springs, Bosque County,Texas; was buried Walnut Springs, Bosque County,Texas.
    7. Harvey Thomas Dodson was born 10 Aug 1877, Warren County, Tennessee; died 25 Nov 1954, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.


Generation: 6

  1. 52.  Patrick S(amuel) "Paddy" Hennessee was born 0___ 1796, Burke County, North Carolina (son of James Hennessee and Sarah "Sallie" Wilcher); died 0___ 1860, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Hennessee Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Farmer
    • Census Name: Patrick D. Henisee

    Notes:

    1840 Warren County Census, p. 10: "P.S.Hennese: M012101;F0002001; 6 slaves".

    1830 Census - Middle Tennessee, "Henisee, Patrick D. 02002-11001".

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

    Occupation:
    property taxed at $2700

    Buried:
    View the Old Hennessee Cemetery... http://www.tngennet.org/warren/cemeteries/Hen.html

    Patrick married Rachel (Ann) Wilcher (CIR 1818), (Warren County, Tennessee). Rachel was born 0___ 1797, Burke County, North Carolina; died 0Dec 1881, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Hennessee Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 53.  Rachel (Ann) Wilcher was born 0___ 1797, Burke County, North Carolina; died 0Dec 1881, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Hennessee Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Residence: 0___ 1870, Warren County, Tennessee
    • Will: 15 Aug 1878, Warren County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Excerpts from the will of Rachel Wilcher Hennessee...

    August 15, 1878

    (2) My executor to set up tombstones, at grave of my husband P.S.Hennessee; also a set for my grave;

    to my grandson Philander Hennessee,

    granddaughters Rachel Elvira, Mary Ann, Laura, Melvina, Phebee and Cornelia Hennessee,

    daughter Nancy Gillentine,

    grandson Mortimer Pursley,

    equal shares to Nancy Gillentine, Sallie Frezell, Rachel Turner, Paralee Dalton's heirs,

    Archibald Hennessee's oldest children Ezekiel, Joseph, Rachel Elizabeth, Virginia Lawrence and Alexander Hennessee;

    James Hennessee's heirs P.E.Hennessee, Andy Hennessee, Mortimer Hennessee and Milly Hennessee.

    Witnesses: Alexander Harrison and James Barnes.

    Signed: Rachel Hennessee

    end

    What is her relationship to Sallie Wilcher...niece? Been looking for her link to the WILCHER line and am still befuddled...DAH

    I speculate her grandfather to be, Archibald Elihu Wilcher, as her first male-child was so named...DAH

    end

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

    Buried:
    View the Old Hennessee Cemetery... http://www.tngennet.org/warren/cemeteries/Hen.html

    Died:
    Map & History of Warren County, Tennessee... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_County,_Tennessee and

    Children:
    1. 26. James C. Hennessee was born 15 Dec 1818, Warren County, Tennessee; died 11 Mar 1862, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Hennessee Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. Archibald Hugh "Arch" Hennessee was born 0___ 1821, Warren County, Tennessee; died 10 Jul 1884, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Hennessee Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. Harriet Hennessee was born 1823-1824, Warren County, Tennessee; died 27 Jan 1885, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    4. Nancy Amanda Hennessee was born 1 Oct 1825, Warren County, Tennessee; died 19 May 1907, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    5. William Thomas "Thomas" Hennessee was born 0___ 1834, Warren County, Tennessee; died 0Nov 1868, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Hennessee Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    6. (Phoebe Hennessee) was born 1838, (Warren County) Tennessee.
    7. William Mortimer Hennessee was born 0___ 1841, Warren County, Tennessee.
    8. Obediah Hennessee was born 0___ 1843, Warren County, Tennessee; died Bef 1857, (Warren County, Tennessee).

  3. 54.  Elijah "Grandsir" Dodson was born 17 Sep 1785, (Halifax County) Commonwealth of Virginia (son of Jesse Buford Dodson, Sr. and Ruth Dodson); died 0___ 1858, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.

    Notes:

    Twin to Elisha.

    Elijah married Sarah "Sallie" McGregor (Warren County, Tennessee). Sarah (daughter of William "Will" McGregor, Jr. and Mary Jane "Martha" Stiles) was born 0___ 1792, Bute County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1868, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111. [Group Sheet]


  4. 55.  Sarah "Sallie" McGregor was born 0___ 1792, Bute County, North Carolina (daughter of William "Will" McGregor, Jr. and Mary Jane "Martha" Stiles); died 0___ 1868, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.

    Notes:

    Birth:
    now Franklin Co.

    Children:
    1. Robert Dodson was born 10 May 1811, (Warren County) Tennessee; died 19 Mar 1879, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. Eli Dodson was born 2 May 1813, Warren County, Tennessee; died 25 Feb 1876, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. Mary Ann "Polly" Dodson was born 14 Oct 1814, Warren County, Tennessee; died 10 Mar 1905, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    4. Richmond Dodson was born 25 Jan 1818, Warren County, Tennessee; died 23 May 1872, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    5. 27. Maxa "Maxie" Dodson was born 18 Mar 1824, Warren County, Tennessee; died 17 Aug 1899, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Hennessee Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    6. Myra Dodson was born 1821-1825, Warren County, Tennessee; died 17 Jul 1869, Warren County, Tennessee.
    7. Temperance "Tempie" Dodson was born 26 Feb 1831, Warren County, Tennessee; died 0Feb 1918, Texas; was buried Durant, Oklahoma.

  5. 56.  John A. Greer was born 0___ 1804, Tennessee; died 0___ 1844, Davidson County, Tennessee.

    John — Myra Green. Myra was born 0___ 1808, Virginia; died 0___ 1888. [Group Sheet]


  6. 57.  Myra Green was born 0___ 1808, Virginia; died 0___ 1888.
    Children:
    1. 28. William M. Greer was born 9 Jan 1825, Spring Place, Davidson County, Tennessee; died 14 Jan 1914, Blount County, Alabama; was buried Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Gallant, Etowah County, Alabama.

  7. 58.  William Brown

    William — Nancy Green. [Group Sheet]


  8. 59.  Nancy Green
    Children:
    1. 29. Nancy Jane Brown was born 0___ 1828, Tennessee; died 0___ 1890, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.

  9. 60.  Robert Dodson was born 10 May 1811, (Warren County) Tennessee (son of Elijah "Grandsir" Dodson and Sarah "Sallie" McGregor); died 19 Mar 1879, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Farmer

    Robert married Biddie McDaniel (C. 1830), (Warren County) Tennessee. Biddie (daughter of Crawford McDaniel and Margaret (Randolph)) was born 9 Jul 1813, North Carolina; died 10 Oct 1889, Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  10. 61.  Biddie McDaniel was born 9 Jul 1813, North Carolina (daughter of Crawford McDaniel and Margaret (Randolph)); died 10 Oct 1889, Warren County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. Permelia Paralee "Paralee" Dodson was born 10 May 1832, Warren County, Tennessee; died 9 Apr 1893, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    2. 30. George Washington Dodson was born 4 Jan 1835, Warren County, Tennessee; died 3 Mar 1900, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    3. Mary Ann "Polly" Dodson was born 0___ 1838, Warren County, Tennessee; died Abt 1856, Warren County, Tennessee.

  11. 62.  William Asa Smith was born 26 Jan 1782, North Carolina (son of Larkin Smith and Mary Eleanor Hill); died 26 Aug 1881, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer

    Notes:

    He was the son of Col. Larkin Smith (1756-1813) and Mary Eleanor HILL Smith (1760-1797). His parents are thought to be buried in or near the same cemetery.

    Children not listed below:
    Tabitha Smith (1812-1884)
    Franklin Smith (1820-1907)
    Sarah "Sally" Smith (born 1820, death unknown)
    Isaiah Isaac Smith (1822-1826)
    Myrna Jane Smith (1825-1907)

    William married Rutha "Ruthie" Jennings (C. 1810), (Warren County, Tennessee). Rutha (daughter of Obediah Jennings and Elizabeth Dodson) was born 6 Jan 1796, Grainger County, Tennessee; died 9 Jan 1878, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111. [Group Sheet]


  12. 63.  Rutha "Ruthie" Jennings was born 6 Jan 1796, Grainger County, Tennessee (daughter of Obediah Jennings and Elizabeth Dodson); died 9 Jan 1878, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    Children:
    1. William Harrison "Harrison" Smith was born 8 Jan 1811, Warren County, Tennessee; died 17 Jul 1887, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    2. Tabitha "Tabbie" Smith was born 5 Jul 1812, (Warren County) Tennessee; died 1 Oct 1884, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    3. Obediah Smith was born 27 Jan 1816, Warren County, Tennessee; died 27 Nov 1857, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    4. Sarah "Sallie" Smith was born 1 Jun 1818, Warren County, Tennessee; died 25 Jul 1899, Texas County, Missouri; was buried Mount Zion Cemetery, College City, Lawrence County, Arkansas.
    5. William Franklin "Frank" Smith was born 20 Jul 1820, Warren County, Tennessee; died 1 Jun 1907, Texas County, Missouri; was buried Old Union Cemetery, Texas County, Missouri.
    6. Isaiah Isaac Smith was born 28 Oct 1822, Warren County, Tennessee; died 15 Sep 1826, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    7. Eleanore Smith was born 18 Feb 1824, Warren County, Tennessee; died 17 Jan 1878, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    8. Mary Smith was born 1825, (Warren County) Tennessee.
    9. Myra Jane Smith was born 13 Feb 1825, Warren County, Tennessee; died 16 Jan 1907, Ryan, Jefferson County, Oklahoma; was buried Ryan Cemetery, Ryan, Jefferson County, Oklahoma.
    10. Miranda Smith was born 11 Feb 1828, Warren County, Tennessee; died 14 Dec 1913, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    11. Lourana Smith was born 10 Feb 1831, Warren County, Tennessee; died 16 Dec 1897, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    12. William Asa Smith was born 8 Mar 1832, (Warren County, Tennessee); died 27 Jul 1852, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    13. 31. Martha Jane "Marthie" Smith was born 19 Nov 1834, Warren County, Tennessee; died 5 Jan 1880, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    14. James Van Buren Smith was born 5 Jul 1837, Warren County, Tennessee; died 6 Aug 1929, New Baden, Robertson County, Texas.


Generation: 7

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

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

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

    Item First:

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

    Item Second:

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

    Item Third:

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

    Item Fourth:

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

    Item Fifth:

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

    Item Sixth:

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

    Item Seventh:

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

    Item 8:

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

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

    Item 2nd:

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

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

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

    Signed: James Hennessee

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

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

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    Individual Record FamilySearch™ Ancestral File v4.19

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

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

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

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

    circa 1830-1831:

    "CHANCERY of M'MINVILLE DECREES

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

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

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

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

    20 Jul 2008

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

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

    21 July 1815

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

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

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

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

    Turner Lane )

    Frances Hennessee )

    Joseph Smith ) Esqrs.

    Isaac Medkiff )

    Test- Jacob A. Lane. Clk.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Select a year and view county line changes...

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

    Will:
    - Will recorded

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

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

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

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

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


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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

    Birth:
    or Amherst Co.,VA

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

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

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

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

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

    JESSE DODSON

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

    MINUTES OF BIG SPRING PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH

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

    Church Records for the Year 1800 - 1801

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Could he have had a daughter who married James Cunningham?

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

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

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

    3rd Association letter read and approved.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 25 Dec 1754, Pittsylvania County, Virginia

    Notes:

    Married:
    Ruth was his first cousin.

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

  5. 110.  William "Will" McGregor, Jr. was born 0___ 1755, (Scotland) (son of William "The Preacher" McGregor and (Sarah Courtland)); died 6 Oct 1839, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Religion: Baptist Preacher
    • Probate: 4 Oct 1839, Warren County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    May have had a marriage previous to Miss Stiles. I note that because their progeny begins when Will is 29 years-of-age which seems late in life for the period...DAH

    Larry McGregor cites his first marriage was with Elizabeth Webb

    page 1-D;

    "Some say that William McGregor m. Easter (Esther) Stiles. No proof has been found."


    page 8-A; "...some say Elizabeth Webb."

    Catherine Gaffin Lynn;

    "Elijah Dodson married Sallie McGregor, 1770-1858. She was a daughter of William McGregor, a brother of John McGregor who immigrated from Warwick Co.,Va about 1782-1785 and who both settled in Warren Co., Tenn. Near Smyrna."

    From: "Carolyne McGregor-Long"
    To: "Bill Williams" ; "David Hennessee" ; "Larry L. McGregor"
    Cc: "Miss Ishbel McGregor Secretary"
    Subject: Fw: Monday hello
    Date: Monday, August 05, 2002 8:58 AM

    Greetings from California! (Hello cousins, Bill & David.)

    Trust you are all well. I'm forwarding a response that I received from our Society Secretary (Clan Gregor Society, Scotland), Ms Ishbel McGregor...I had e-mailed her regarding trying to find info on either Apion's Glen or Ossian Glen in Scotland, and she was kind enough to check in w/Dr. Hutcheson (as he does not have e-mail). It's purported that Rev. William McGregor (who came to the colonies to preach in the meeting houses from Scotland) was from Ossian's Glen. Larry, who is a genealogist & new member of our Western USA Chapter (CGS), has been helpful w/this research. He has info that possibly Apion's Glen is the correct location.

    In 1994, while Doyle & I were in the Perthshire area, Dr. A. MacGregor Hutchison was kind enough to spend time w/us. At one point, he took us on a wonderful outing/day-trip to a great deal of MacGregor sights. He is learned in history & place names of Scotland. I've asked before about Ossian's Glen, or a place once known as Ossian's Glen. There is a Loch Ossian, which is high above Glen Lyon, one of the glens Gregor took us a tour through, and wonderful experience, I might add. In trying to pin point g-g-g-g-grandfather's origins, traveling every avenue is quite difficult. I still maintain that these MacGregor brothers (William, Bartlett, John & possibly one other, think Andrew) came from an area where they had an opportunity to study...surely one didn't just sail over from Scotland & start preaching in the colony meeting houses without some sort of education, even back in those times.

    I would like to research further regarding the ancient town of Dull & a school/college, said to be the first seminary of education mainland Scotland (have not confirmed this). Dull apparently became a famous educational centre - mid centuries schools which was removed to Kunkeld - later St. Andrews.....this town was in the area of Glen Lyon, Rannoch area. Loch Ossian is to the northeast of this, if my memory serves me well.

    Thanks for reading through....this is getting to be a lengthy saga on our illusive McGregors.

    All the best,
    Carolyne McGregor Long (CGS/ACGS)

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: clangregor
    To: Carolyne McGregor-Long
    Sent: Sunday, July 28, 2002 4:53 PM
    Subject: RE: Monday hello


    Dear Carolyne,

    Gregor phoned me tonight (perhaps I should say last night) and I asked him about your query.

    He has never heard of Apion's Glen but reminded me that there is a district called Appin just north of Oban and there is an area near Aberfeldy called Appin of Dull. Whether either of these have any connection with your Apion ........ We just don't know.

    Gregor also informed me that part of what we call the Sma' Glen, between Crieff and Aberfeldy, is called Ossian's Glen. (Ossian was son of Fingal). Well! Just goes to prove we are never too old to learn.

    I can relate to your comment about e-mails. Every time I sit down to try and get some work done, I get a great load of e-mails. Once I have answered them, there is no time left to do the work I set out to do. I'm not sure how to overcome this problem. Any ideas?

    Slainte

    Ishbel.
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Carolyne McGregor-Long [mailto:crnlyon@inreach.com]
    Sent: Sunday, July 28, 2002 4:21 PM
    To: clangregor
    Subject: Re: Monday hello


    Dear Ishbel,

    Do trust your back problem has improved greatly. I certainly can relate on that one, having some serious issues with mine. I think I probably already knew, in the back of my mind, that Gregor did not have or want computer...some days I'm with him on that. ha! Seems I'm always in hurry due to schedules, family & the like, and everytime I get on-line, there's a mountain of e-mails to sort through. My goodness, technology is getting too fast for me.

    About a place once called/known as Ossian's Glen...perhaps it never existed and if it did, possibly, only a handful of MacGregor's knew it as such. This may be a mystery which will stay just that, a mystery. Do appreciate your help and pls do tell Gregor hello for me. Our time spent w/him during 1994, was indeed special, a highlight of our travels that year.

    Best to you and yours, aye.
    Carolyne

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: clangregor
    To: Carolyne McGregor-Long
    Sent: Friday, July 26, 2002 2:56 PM
    Subject: RE: Monday hello


    Dear Carolyne,

    Thank you, yes! I did enjoy my break from the normal routine of life but unfortunately a back problem rather curtailed my activities and I have just been told by my chiropractor that the problem normally takes at least six months to settle. I shall just have to plod on as best I can.

    Gregor does not have e-mail and is adamant that he never will. He's not even interested in having a computer, in spite of the enormous amount of work he does. He just passes most of it to me for typing!!!

    I will certainly put your question to Gregor. I cannot help on this one as I have never heard of either Ossian's Glen or Apion's Glen. Perhaps he will be able to throw some light on it. He should be in touch with me very soon.

    Yours Aye,
    Ishbel.



    -----Original Message-----
    From: Carolyne McGregor-Long [mailto:crnlyon@inreach.com]
    Sent: Monday, July 08, 2002 1:44 PM
    To: Miss Ishbel McGregor Secretary
    Subject: Monday hello


    Dear Ishbel,

    Hope this finds to well & that you returned home from your brief holiday very refreshed. It's work day for me, so must rush along. I'm hoping that you might be able to help me w/a wee question for Gregor Hutcheson. If he has e-mail, I do not have his address, so am inquiring by way of you as I believe you have contact w/him on a fairly regular basis. Would you be so kind to ask Gregor (or perhaps you know this yourself)... is there now or was there ever an Apion's Glen, Scotland? I have new info on my mysterious Rev William McGregor, reportedly from Ossian's Glen, Scotland, & the possibility that it is not such, but Apion's Glen. Sorry, my curiosity has gotten the better of me. I know you are tremendously busy, but should you get the chance, I would appreciate hearing from you on this very much.

    Best wishes,
    Carolyne crnlyon@inreach.com

    William married Mary Jane "Martha" Stiles 0___ 1785, Montgomery County, North Carolina. Mary was born 12 Aug 1760, Chesterfield County, Virginia Colony; died 6 Feb 1832, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  6. 111.  Mary Jane "Martha" Stiles was born 12 Aug 1760, Chesterfield County, Virginia Colony; died 6 Feb 1832, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: "could have been, Esther Stiles"

    Notes:

    "The name of his wife is uncertain, possibly Mary J. (or Martha) or Elizabeth Webb.", "The Wiseman Family And Allied Lines",p. 504. CGL states that there is no proof of this marriage/p. D-1

    Children:
    1. Mary Ann McGregor was born 0___ 1783, (North Carolina).
    2. Ezekiel McGregor, Sr. was born 24 Nov 1784, Northampton County, North Carolina; died 23 Sep 1856, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. Willis Wallace McGregor was born 24 Nov 1784, North Carolina; died 8 Aug 1861, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    4. Elizabeth McGregor was born 0___ 1789, (North Carolina); died Warren County, Tennessee.
    5. 55. Sarah "Sallie" McGregor was born 0___ 1792, Bute County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1868, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    6. Richmond J. McGregor was born 2 May 1794, (Bute County) North Carolina; died 9 Jan 1858, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    7. Martha McGregor was born 30 Sep 1794, Montgomery County, North Carolina; died 22 Feb 1892, Greenfield, Dade County, Missouri; was buried Wetzel Cemetery, Greenfield, Dade County, Missouri.
    8. Jehu "Jay" McGregor was born 0___ 1796, North Carolina; died 0___ 1870, Warren County, Tennessee.
    9. Selena McGregor was born 28 Dec 1799, North Carolina; died 4 Mar 1874, Dade County, Missouri.
    10. William McGregor was born 0___ 1805, North Carolina; died 0___ 1867, Dade County, Missouri.

  7. 54.  Elijah "Grandsir" Dodson was born 17 Sep 1785, (Halifax County) Commonwealth of Virginia (son of Jesse Buford Dodson, Sr. and Ruth Dodson); died 0___ 1858, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.

    Notes:

    Twin to Elisha.

    Elijah married Sarah "Sallie" McGregor (Warren County, Tennessee). Sarah (daughter of William "Will" McGregor, Jr. and Mary Jane "Martha" Stiles) was born 0___ 1792, Bute County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1868, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111. [Group Sheet]


  8. 55.  Sarah "Sallie" McGregor was born 0___ 1792, Bute County, North Carolina (daughter of William "Will" McGregor, Jr. and Mary Jane "Martha" Stiles); died 0___ 1868, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.

    Notes:

    Birth:
    now Franklin Co.

    Children:
    1. 60. Robert Dodson was born 10 May 1811, (Warren County) Tennessee; died 19 Mar 1879, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. Eli Dodson was born 2 May 1813, Warren County, Tennessee; died 25 Feb 1876, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. Mary Ann "Polly" Dodson was born 14 Oct 1814, Warren County, Tennessee; died 10 Mar 1905, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    4. Richmond Dodson was born 25 Jan 1818, Warren County, Tennessee; died 23 May 1872, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    5. Maxa "Maxie" Dodson was born 18 Mar 1824, Warren County, Tennessee; died 17 Aug 1899, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Hennessee Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    6. Myra Dodson was born 1821-1825, Warren County, Tennessee; died 17 Jul 1869, Warren County, Tennessee.
    7. Temperance "Tempie" Dodson was born 26 Feb 1831, Warren County, Tennessee; died 0Feb 1918, Texas; was buried Durant, Oklahoma.

  9. 122.  Crawford McDaniel was born Abt 1785, North Carolina; died 1 Dec 1832, Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    It is possible that his parents are John McDaniel and Elizabeth Crawford ... http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Family:John_McDaniel_and_Elizabeth_Crawford_(1)

    Crawford married Margaret (Randolph) (North Carolina). [Group Sheet]


  10. 123.  Margaret (Randolph) (daughter of John M. Randolph and Mary "Polly" Hogan).

    Notes:

    re 1880 Van Buren Census.

    Children:
    1. 61. Biddie McDaniel was born 9 Jul 1813, North Carolina; died 10 Oct 1889, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. Hillie Ann McDaniel was born 0___ 1813, North Carolina.
    3. Ruth Elizabeth "Betsy" McDaniel was born 13 Apr 1822, North Carolina; died 14 Dec 1899, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    4. Crawford A. McDaniel, Jr. was born 24 Dec 1832, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 30 May 1891, (Warren County, Tennessee); was buried Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.

  11. 124.  Larkin Smith was born 0___ 1756, Amherst County, Virginia; died 0___ 1813, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Wesley Dodson, "The Smiths are Irish. Larkin Smith came from VA to TN...".
    Deed Book of Amherst County, Virginia, p. 9:
    "16 Sep 1746 LARKIN SMITH & wife MARY to CHAS. LYNCH"
    Warren Cantrell mentions a Larkin SMITH, Jr...DAH

    Larkin married Mary Eleanor Hill (Virginia). Mary was born 0___ 1760, (Virginia); died 0___ 1797, (Virginia). [Group Sheet]


  12. 125.  Mary Eleanor Hill was born 0___ 1760, (Virginia); died 0___ 1797, (Virginia).
    Children:
    1. 62. William Asa Smith was born 26 Jan 1782, North Carolina; died 26 Aug 1881, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    2. Nancy Smith was born 5 Apr 1803, Commonwealth of Virginia; died 10 Jul 1881, Missouri.

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

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

    Re: Obediah Jennings of Claiborne/Warren TN

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Executors Audley Harrison and William McGregor

    Witnesses: Haston S. Crim and Frances Cardwell."

    _____________

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

    Documented Notes on Jennings and Allied Families by Doughtie

    Page 906

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

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

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

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

    3rd Association letter read and approved.

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

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

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

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


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

    Notes:

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

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


Generation: 8

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

    David,

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

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

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

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

    If you need more, let me know

    Best regards,

    Nick

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

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

    Sincerely yours...

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

    16 Sep 2009:

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

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

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

    1790 Census North Carolina
    Burke County Morgan District

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

    *

    more...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    More content:

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

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

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

    *Posted By: Nita Shepherd
    Email:
    Subject: Patrick Hennessee, 1700's, Va. & N. C.
    Post Date: November 03, 1998 at 11:26:08
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/va/messages/1364.html
    Forum: Virginia Genealogy Forum
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    Need parentage and names of children of Patrick Hennessee who owned lot 31 in Bedford, Va., who left Va., settling in western N. C., whose will was probated in N. C. but whose will cannot be located, even in the N. C. Archives at Raleigh. His father may have been Thomas who fought in the French & Indian War. Patrick had sons James & John, possibly Peter who had schooling in Bedford, Va., and at least two daughters, names of daughters and sons-in-law not known.

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

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

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

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

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

    Later he was in Burke Co., NC.:

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

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

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

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

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

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

    item:

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

    Bedford County Militia, 1758 (part 2)

    Submitted by Gwen Hurst

    Transcribed from: Hening, William Waller

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

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

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

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    PATRICK HENNESSEE

    INSIGHT FROM LAND GRANTS

    BURKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

    INTRODUCTION

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

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

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

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

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

    PART I: HENNESSEE LAND GRANTS

    ROYAL GRANTS IN NORTH CAROLINA (1578-1777)


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

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

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

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

    INDIANS AND SPECULATION IN BURKE COUNTY (1752)


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

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

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

    EARLY SETTLEMENT IN BURKE COUNTY (1753-1776)


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

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

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


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

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

    "SQUATTERS" ON ROYAL LAND


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

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

    NORTH CAROLINA GRANTS TO HENNESSEES (1778-1898)


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

    INTRODUCTION TO PART II


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

    PART II: INSIGHT ABOUT PATRICK

    INTRODUCTION


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

    MAP OF HENNESSEE LAND GRANTS


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

    PATRICK'S NEIGHBORS (1771-1810)


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

    HOMESITE WISELY SELECTED


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

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

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

    PATRICK'S NORTH BANK GRANT


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

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

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

    PATRICK'S POSTERITY


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

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

    JAMES MARRIED AND MOVED WEST


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

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

    JOHN REMAINED IN BURKE COUNTY


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

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

    CONCLUSION


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

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

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

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

    More content:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    December 31, 2015;

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Probate:
    Will proved by Thomas Lain...

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

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

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

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


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

    Notes:

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

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

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

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

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

    Hi, David:

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

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

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

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

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

    Cuz Nita

    26 Jun 2007

    Interesting tidbit re Thomas...

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

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

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

    Thomas Wilcher, TN

    Posted By:Cecile Harrell
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    Subject:Thomas Wilcher, TN
    Post Date:December 10, 1999 at 10:00:34
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    Have recently received info that Thomas Wilcher, d. 8 Aug 1816 in Warren County, TN has been certified as a Revolutionary soldier. Have a little more info if anyone is interested.

    Cecile Harrell


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

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

    Early Wilchers...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    End.

    Abstraction from Thomas Bragg, 14 Apr 2005, Tom Bragg

    Thomas Wilcher, Sr.
    Anne Walton Wilcher

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

    Mother:

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

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

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

    Children:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    SALE OF PROPERTY OF THOS. WELCHER [WILCHER] DECEASED

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

    NOTICE:

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

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

    One tract of 90 acres, with 18 acres cleared:

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

    Executors:

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Will of Thomas Wilcher, Sr

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Signed Thomas Wilcher (Seal)

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

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

    State of Tennessee October Term 1816
    Warren County Court

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

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

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

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

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

    Early Wilchers

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

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

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

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

    Children:

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

    End

    10 Oct 2008:

    Abstracted from,

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

    WELCHIR, Thomas L., Warren-1812

    p. 207;

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

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

    p. 546;

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

    24 Jun 2009:

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

    Enumerated by Christian Shell:

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

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

    End.

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

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

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

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

    End.

    Joseph Wilcher Sr. Amherst Co., VA

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

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

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

    End.

    A summation of early Wilchers...

    Peggy,

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

    Brett (previous posting below)

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

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

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

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

    My challenges are:

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

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

    Later response...

    Hi Brett

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

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

    Thanks

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

    End.

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

    end

    Sat 3/11/2017 4:41 PM

    Hey cuz,

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

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

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

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

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


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

    and this on a John Kain:

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

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

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


    Another Hennessee and Cunningham marriage... Bible record:

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

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

    Love,
    Stef

    end

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

    Possessions:
    purchased 174 acres...

    Occupation:
    Appointed as an appraiser...

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

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

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

    Died:
    on Wilcher's Plantation...

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

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


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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

    Friday, March 10th, 2017:

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

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

    Allan

    to which I replied on the same day:

    "Oh, shit...

    I've got to do some diggin'"

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

    Saturday, March 11th, 2017:

    I have unlinked Nancy Anna "Ann" Walton,

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

    from the family William & Elizabeth Tilman Walton,

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

    because there is no proof of the relationship.

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

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

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

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

    Notes:

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

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

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

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


    Thomas Dodson



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

    Daniel Gardner
    Heath Gardner
    Silvaney Gardner
    Nathaniel Gardner"

    end

    Birth:
    in Farnham Parish...

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


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

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 0___ 1710, Richmond County, Virginia

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

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

    Other Events:

    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot

    Notes:

    Biography

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

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

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

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

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

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


    Sources

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    *

    Will of Elisha Dodson

    Pittsylvania DB9, p.11

    p.11 27 Apr 1791

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

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

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

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

    And all his moveable estate of what kind of quality.

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

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

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

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

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

    Ack by Elisha Dodson 16 May 1791

    *

    Revolutionary Patriot, Ensign. Was blinded during early adulthood.

    Birth:
    in Farnham Parish...

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


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

    Other Events:

    • Death: 0___ 1824, Richmond County, Virginia

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

  9. 220.  William "The Preacher" McGregor was born ~ 1734, Scotland; died 1804-1810, (Warren County, Tennessee).

    Other Events:

    • Religion: Baptist Preacher
    • Also Known As: William McGregor, Ulster Scotsman

    Notes:

    15 Jan 2010

    To: Michael Allen McGregor (tst kit # 126138)


    Mike, this is in an effort to assist your quandry, and that of so many others, that have one of the many senior William McGregors as an ancestor in early America (1820 and before).

    The files reveal three (3) separate William McG lines that were noted to be in early NC. It is possible, however and perhaps likely, that one or more of these three have a familial relationship. Hopefully, thru DNA testing we will begin to determine those relationships, if any exists.

    I have chosen to designate these three Wm McG lines as follows: 1) "The Preacher", 2) "The Rebel" and 3) "The Warrick". Others have used the two first terms to describe their ancestor and I have selected the third term so that we have a clear distinction about whom we are speaking or writing.

    THE PREACHER WILLIAM MCGREGOR

    William McG, "The Preacher" is thought to have been b. @ 1735 in Scotland and is believed to have come to America "to preach in the meeting houses". Our earliest recognized record of the Preacher is with the Bute Co. NC Tax Roles for 1771. We also see mention of him in the 1774 minutes of the Kehuky Baptist Association, again in Bute Co. NC. Subsequently, he is noted on property deeds when he purchases land in Montgomery Co. NC. It is here that he is thought to have preached until his death in 1807.

    We are informed that a grave marker exists in NC's Morrow State Park indicating he and his wife's death. Although we have no supporting document, one researcher indicates the wife to have been one Sarah Courtland. Another researcher, who has both observed the grave marker and taken a tracing of same, states that the years are not clear. So, the date of death for William McG the Preacher is in question.

    We believe the Preacher had a son named William. This WILLIAM MC GREGOR is thought to have been b. 1755 in NC. He m. 1st Elizabeth Webb and 2nd Mary "Martha" Stiles. Wm the s/o the Preacher d. 1839 in Warren Co. TN. The children of this Wm McG are:

    1) Mary Ann (McG) Stokes b. 1783 m. Robert III
    2) Ezekiel McG b. 1784 m. Sarah Ware; he d. 1856
    3) Willis McG b. 1784 m. Susan Ware; he d. 1861
    4) Elizabeth (McG) Williams b. @ 1789
    5) Sarah "Sallie" (McG) Dodson b. 1792 d. 1868
    6) Martha Jane (McG) Mitchell b. 1794 d. 1872
    7) Jehu McG b. 1796 m. Sallie Dodson
    8) Richmond McG b. 1799 m. Mary "Polly" Myers; he d. 1858
    9) Jay McG b. 1800 m. Sarah
    10) Salina (McG) Shipley b. 1803 m. Raliegh
    11) William McG b. 1805 m. Mary; he d. 1867

    Three researchers (there are many others) descended from this McG line thru Ezekiel above are:

    --Billie McG tndixiechicken@hotmail.com

    --Carolyne (McG) Long crownlyon11@sbcglobal.net

    --Faye Jeannette (McG) Cole mccolefam@dishmail.net



    THE REBEL WILLIAM MC GREGOR

    Mike, you and others, appear to descend from "The Rebel" Col. William McGregor. However, your 3 distance away on the 67 DNA markers with Robert "Bob" D. McGregor (tst kit # 29834), the brother to Carolyne (McG) Long, suggests a common ancestor exists between the two of you. That is further illustrated by Dr. Richard McGregor's "twig chart" appearing in his 2 Jan '10 posting on the MacGregor DNA Project site. See Note 1 below on last page.

    This William McG, b. 1696 in Scotland (where unknown) is stated to have been "attained" in 1715 by the British, and therefore fled to America. See Note 2 on last page. Once settled in Northamption Co. NC he was given the title of Captain of a NC militia company. Upon meeting, the then Governor Gabriel Johnston, he was promoted to Colonel. See Note 3 on last page.

    According to Francis Bobbit McGregor, deceased (see Note 4 below), the Rebel Col. Wm McG had two sons: William Bartlett McGregor b. 1730 and John McGregor b. 1740, both in Northampton Co. NC. This, among other information, was what Frank had graciously shared with me concerning the two sons:

    WILLIAM BARTLETT MC GREGOR

    This William McG b. 1730 had four (4) sons:

    1) Flowers McG b. 1749
    2) Richmond McG b. 1760
    3) Bartlett McG b. 1770
    4) William McG b. 1789

    JOHN MCGREGOR

    And, John McG b. 1740 and wife Mary were noted to have had eight (8) children:

    1) Sarah (McG) Williams
    2) Frances (McG) Sandifer
    3) Thomas McG
    4) William McG
    5) Flowers McG
    6) Jean (McG) Brown
    7) Elizabeth McG
    8) Cindy (McG) Sandifer

    My records indicate that Bartlett McGregor b. 1770 in Northampton Co. NC and his wife Ann Harris had the children listed below. Bartlett McG d. 1840 in Stewart Co. TN.

    1) Nancy S. (McG) Hogan b. 1791 d. 1855 TN
    2) Harris Valentine b. 1794 m. 1st Lucy Ross and 2nd Eliza Ann Garnett
    3) Arvilla Ann (McG) b. 1795 m. 1st Wm Thomas Morris and 2nd Uriah Tyson
    4) John "Jack" NcG b. 1791-1800 d. in TX
    5) Mary Lucinda (McG) Stone
    6) Bartlett McG b. @ 1805 m. Elizabeth "Elie" Mann; he d. 1901 TX
    7) Joel McG b. @ 1806 d. 1870 TX
    8) Lucy (McG) Mann b. @ 1807 d. 1863
    9) Noah McGregor b. 1811 TN m. 1st Sarah "Sallie" Allen and 2nd Mahalia M. Duncan; Noah d. 1885


    Mike, since you appear to have a strong paper trail back to Noah McGregor, you then would be back thru Bartlett McG b. 1770 NC, William Bartlett McG b. 1730 and on to "The Rebel" Col. William McG. Below are a few researchers descended from this William McGregor:

    --Christy (Herndon) Clawson (email unknown) thru Noah McG

    --Joe White 55gregor@chartertn.net thru Noah McG

    --Lou Gilpin (email unknown) thru Harris Valentine McG

    --Melinda Conwell mindylou1118@msn.com thru Noah McG

    --William Bartlett McGregor b.mcgregor@worldatt.net thru Bartlett McG

    THE WARRICK WILLIAM MC GREGOR

    According to the 1790 Census for Northampton Co. this William McGregor is b. before 1766. He appears in the 1767-84 Warrick Co. VA Tax Lists. Further, a deed for 287 acres purchased on Jack Swamp in Northampton Co. NC indicated this William McG to be from Warrick Co. VA.

    From his will dtd in Apr 1809 and a codicil in Nov 1810 we can determine that he had a wife named Nancy in 1809, but she is not mentioned in the 1810 codicil. Their children are determined to be:

    1) William McGregor b. @ 1173 VA
    2) Anthony McG b. @ 1774 VA m. Lydia; he d. 1824 NC
    3) An unnamed female b. 1776-84 VA m. John Little
    4) Nancy (McG) b. 1785-90 m,. 1st Williams and 2nd Hill
    5) Alexander McG b. 1790 NC m. 1st Elizabeth Danielly and 2nd Mary Heath; he d. 1856 GA
    6) Frances Hutchins McG b. 1801-10 NC

    The son Wm McG b. 1773 VA first appears in Nash Co. NC as a witness on a 1797 deed. This Wm McG is head of household with family in the 1810 and 1820 census takings for the county. About 1824 he moves his family to Lawrence Co. AL. Before leaving Nash Co. NC a son William McG is born in 1803.

    Mike, Though I see no direct connection to the the Warrick William McG line, you may find that you have a distant common ancestor with Scott McGregor (tst kit # 153532) who is descended from this line. Scott and his father William Albert McGregor have both participated in the MacGregor DNA Project. I would once again refer you to Richard's "twig" Chart # 4 mentioned above. You will find Scott on a line at about 11:55pm (on the clock), whereas you are at about 12:10 and Robert "Bob" D. McG at about 12:05. You and Bob are on a separate branch of the "twig" from Scott, but you probably have a distance match in your markers.

    You can contact Scott McG at mcgregor@broadcom.com to make some comparisons for a possible connection.

    THE DNA MACGREGOR PROJECT

    For those of you receiving this communication that are not yet a part of the DNA Surname project you may want to consider doing so. It could very well lead you thru the gap so many of us find in our paper trails. You can contact Dr. Richard McGregor at chairman@clangregor.org

    My apologies for this being the length it is, but found it necessary to sort out the Wm McGs in early NC. Your response will be appreciated and I would encourage interchange by anyone that has been copied on this communication.

    Larry L. McGregor
    8517 E. Krail St.
    Scottsdale, AZ 85250
    480.483.5970
    480.483.5971 FAX
    _____________________
    Note 1 Chart #4 is the "twig" chart mentioned an acn be viewed a www.clangregor.org/macgregor/dna.html then click on http://themacgregordnaproject.blogspot.com

    Note 2 from the World Book Encyclopedia. "Attainder was a legal term for the loss of civil rights by an outlawed person or a person sentenced to death. According to old English law, such a person lost his rights to property. His land and his personal belongings were taken from him. Because he was judged to have suffered 'tainting' (corruption of blood) he could not inherit property or leave propery to anyone. Parliament put an end to attainder in England in 1870..." We can speculate that this Wm McG was involved in the first Jacobite Uprising that took place in 1715 and thereby was attained.

    Note 3 According to NC Archives, Vol II, both the Governor and Wm McG had been friends while they attended St. Andrews University in Scotland. We have no indication of when Col. William McGregor died.

    Note 4 Frank McGregor, a descendant of Col. Wm McG, was a prominent attorney in Hillsdale TX (outside Waco). Unfortunately, he was killed in a fire at his home resulting from a gas explosion in late 1998 or early 1999. It is not known if his genealogical materials were extinguished by the fire at his home or whether they were in an office safe at the time of the explosion. My last contact with Frank was in Oct 1998 and at that time his law firm was McGregor, McGregor & Carmichael, Inc. Hillsdale, TX tel # 254.582.7337. I believe that his daughter was a practicing attorney in the firm.

    _____

    24 Feb 2002: Could this "William" be father of William & John, cited by Catherine Gaffin Lynn? Is a tantalizing find by Carolyne McGregor-Long because familiar names are cited, William, John, Bartlett, et. al., however, it disturbs me that

    (a) the traditional naming pattern of that time has been ignored and
    (b) there is no mention of Virginia as home-places...DAH



    From: "Carolyne McGregor-Long"
    To: "Debbie Freeman" ; "Larry L. McGregor" ; "Bill Williams" ; "Chris N' Shawna McGregor" ; "Mike Swofford" ; "Shirley Couch" ; "Wilma Hatfield"
    Subject: The McGregor Bros
    Date: Monday, February 18, 2002 10:12 PM

    Hello Cousins!

    Just a wee e-mail to let you know that I've discovered some interesting info regarding a possible connection (place) w/our ancestors, the McGregor brothers...William, Bartlett, John....possibly another brother, whose name is unknown to me.

    Over a year ago, at the Bakersfield Scottish Highland Games, I visited one of the usual vendors, Tea & Sympathy, who deal in some very fine, sometimes old books. Being a book lover, I rarely pass up an opportunity to check through the racks. There was one book that took my notice, not that it was fancy or bright, just a wee worn green book w/the title of "The Road to Rannoch and The Summer Isles". I had to have it, so paid over $20 to take it home. Being I'm truly a busy & scheduled person, I've just now gotten round to reading this book. The author is T. Ratcliffe Barnett. The book was printed in Great Britain by Turnbull & Spears, Edinburgh, 1st edition July 1924. I'll send more info later when I have time to find my pages (lost my marker).

    What's exciting to me is to find some place where possibly our ancestors went to school. Speaking of Rev. William McGregor...we know he came to the colonies to preach in the meeting houses, he had collateral to make the journey to the new world & to purchase property at some point after getting here. Thus, he was not exiled from Scotland by force (it would seem) & not without another shirt in his bag, so to speak. Where did he get his schooling? Was it at his mother's knee? Possibly, however, rather doubtful as in those days, girls/women normally were not schooled. This place once called Ossian's Glen...where is it today? We do know there is an Ossian's Loch, which is higher up from Rannoch...but, is still in the same locale...mix this in w/Glen Lyon, south...not an impossible idea. I've always thought Glen Lyon played a role in this somehow, having been there, it's making more sense to me. There is a kirk (church) in Fortingal in Glen Lyon....but, what I've just read in this book, makes me wonder about another possibility. A place called Dull. Whether it's there today, I'm not sure, however, where Dull was, a church was built over a burial place of Adamnan (Saint), and a school & college - said to be the first seminary of education mainland Scotland. Dull became famous as an educational center, but in the mid centuries, the school was removed to Dunkeld, and later to St. Andrews.

    If any of you have time to research any of this in regards to our line of MacGregors, pls do, & keep us all posted. This is the first "clue" I've found that feels right, in a long time.

    Keep searching...we'll get over the pond & documented one of these days, I'm certain of it.

    Love to all,
    Carolyne

    Lineage of the McGregors of Warren County, Tennessee

    The following is derived from research done by Mary Elizabeth Barnes for The Wiseman Family and Allied Lines by Eugene M Wiseman, now deceased.

    Little substantiated proof of the Warren County, Tennessee McGregor lineage exists, however researcher Mary Elizabeth Barnes believes that it appears the McGregors came to Warren County from Northampton County, North Carolina. Her assumption is based primarily on the fact that several families who intermarried with our line of McGregors also left Northampton County, North Carolina area and moved to Warren County.

    Mary's research, published in The Wiseman Family and Allied Lines states; There are at least three William McGregor men listed in the 1790 census of North Carolina and two in southern Virginia. The William McGregor born about 1755 of Warren County is believed to be the son of a William McGregor, Sr. who was born between 1730-1735. This William Sr. also is assumed to have a son Richmond MeGregor.

    The Wiseman Family book further states; The following information has been gathered in an attempt to solve this problem of the parentage of William McGregor of Warren County, without resolution. It is presented here so that the reader may draw his own conclusion.

    The Will of John Gregory Jr., Charles County, Virginia, Westover Parish, dated 1776 names wife Martha Gregory, children Richmond Gregory and John Munford Gregory and brother William Gregory. William Christian was bondsman. (Martha Stiles McGregor is thought to be the name of William McGregor's wife.)

    A William and a John Gregory were Revolutionary soldiers in the 6th Virginia Regiment. Bute County, North Carolina 1771

    Tax List: William McGregor, Moses Curtis, Drury and John Christian, Green Hill, John Huckaby, James Huckaby, Thomas Huckaby, John Solomon, William Solomon, James Stiles, Thomas Webb, and William Webb. (Stiles and/or Webb is thought to be the name of William
    McGregor's wife.)

    Bute County, North Carolina Record Book A, 25 May 1772 Will states; William Solomon to William Solomon Jr. Gift of a negro man to be his at my death. Witness, John Edwards, William McGregor and Green Hill.

    In Index to the 1790 Census of Northampton County, North Carolina, shows John McGregor, William McGregor and Flowers McGregor, along with Thomas Webb. By 1796 the above were joined by Green Hill and Rowland Ware. Also the 1790 Census in Montgomery County, North Carolina, shows William McGregor, Bartlett McGregor, Thomas Huckoby and Bennett Solomon.

    John McGregor's will is in Montgomery County in 1794.

    A William McGregor bought land in Montgomery County in 1782 and 1779, and in Anson County in 1778, although these deeds are not necessarily all to the same William McGregor.

    In 1776 William McGregor was given a license to preach in Franklin (formerly Bute County) NC. He served as pastor of the Mouth of Uwharrie Baptist Church.

    On 1 July 1778 William McGregor bought the first land of record in Anson County, North Carolina, from Henry Mounger.

    In 1795, land was surveyed for William McGregor in Montgomery County, North Carolina

    1805 Tax List, Warren County, Tennessee shows: Ezekial McGregor, William McGregor and Willis McGregor

    1805 Tax List, Davidson County, Tennessee shows: Thomas McGregor

    1811 Tax List, Davidson County, Tennessee shows: Flowers McGregor

    1811 Tax List, Maury County, Tennessee shows: William McGregor

    1812 Tax List, Warren County, Tennessee shows: Ezekiel McGregor, William McGregor and Willis McGregor

    1820 Census, Warren County, Tennessee shows:

    Ezekiel McGregor with 2 males under 10, 1 male 18-26, 2 males over 45, 1 female under 10 and 1 female 16-26
    William McGregor with 2 males 10-16, 1 male over 45,1 female 16-26 and 1 female over 45
    Richmond McGregor with 1 male under 10, 1 male 18-26, 1 female under 10 and 1 female 16-26

    1830 Census, Warren County, Tennessee shows the following families:

    Jehu McGregor, William McGregor, Jr, Ezekiel McGreggor, Richmond McGregor, Ezekiel McGregor, William McGregor and Willis McGregor

    1836 Tax List, Warren County, Tennessee (Dist 4) lists: Jay McGregor (Jehu), William McGregor, Sr., Ezekiel McGregor, Richmond McGregor, William McGregor, Willis McGregor (Dist 9)

    1840 Census, Warren County, Tennessee shows the following families: Ezekiel McGreggor, William McGreggor, Richmond McGregger, Jay McGreggor, Ezekiel McGreger (slave schedule), William J McGreggor and Willia McGregger

    Mary Elizabeth Barnes' research closes with the following statement:

    "It would appear that William McGregor and Richmond McGregor, age 70-80 in the 1830 Census, both of whom lived and died in Warren County, Tennessee, might be the sons of William McGregor, Sr. who was born between 1730 and 1735.

    Religion:
    In 1776, William McGregor was given a license to preach in Franklin (formerly Bute County) NC. He served as pastor of the Mouth of Uwharrie Baptist Church.

    Died:
    in 1806 he is identified as a "Messenger" for the Mouth of Uwharrie Baptist Church, North Carolina

    William married (Sarah Courtland) (Virginia). [Group Sheet]


  10. 221.  (Sarah Courtland)
    Children:
    1. 110. William "Will" McGregor, Jr. was born 0___ 1755, (Scotland); died 6 Oct 1839, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

    JESSE DODSON

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

    MINUTES OF BIG SPRING PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH

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

    Church Records for the Year 1800 - 1801

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Could he have had a daughter who married James Cunningham?

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

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

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

    3rd Association letter read and approved.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 25 Dec 1754, Pittsylvania County, Virginia

    Notes:

    Married:
    Ruth was his first cousin.

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

  13. 110.  William "Will" McGregor, Jr. was born 0___ 1755, (Scotland) (son of William "The Preacher" McGregor and (Sarah Courtland)); died 6 Oct 1839, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Religion: Baptist Preacher
    • Probate: 4 Oct 1839, Warren County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    May have had a marriage previous to Miss Stiles. I note that because their progeny begins when Will is 29 years-of-age which seems late in life for the period...DAH

    Larry McGregor cites his first marriage was with Elizabeth Webb

    page 1-D;

    "Some say that William McGregor m. Easter (Esther) Stiles. No proof has been found."


    page 8-A; "...some say Elizabeth Webb."

    Catherine Gaffin Lynn;

    "Elijah Dodson married Sallie McGregor, 1770-1858. She was a daughter of William McGregor, a brother of John McGregor who immigrated from Warwick Co.,Va about 1782-1785 and who both settled in Warren Co., Tenn. Near Smyrna."

    From: "Carolyne McGregor-Long"
    To: "Bill Williams" ; "David Hennessee" ; "Larry L. McGregor"
    Cc: "Miss Ishbel McGregor Secretary"
    Subject: Fw: Monday hello
    Date: Monday, August 05, 2002 8:58 AM

    Greetings from California! (Hello cousins, Bill & David.)

    Trust you are all well. I'm forwarding a response that I received from our Society Secretary (Clan Gregor Society, Scotland), Ms Ishbel McGregor...I had e-mailed her regarding trying to find info on either Apion's Glen or Ossian Glen in Scotland, and she was kind enough to check in w/Dr. Hutcheson (as he does not have e-mail). It's purported that Rev. William McGregor (who came to the colonies to preach in the meeting houses from Scotland) was from Ossian's Glen. Larry, who is a genealogist & new member of our Western USA Chapter (CGS), has been helpful w/this research. He has info that possibly Apion's Glen is the correct location.

    In 1994, while Doyle & I were in the Perthshire area, Dr. A. MacGregor Hutchison was kind enough to spend time w/us. At one point, he took us on a wonderful outing/day-trip to a great deal of MacGregor sights. He is learned in history & place names of Scotland. I've asked before about Ossian's Glen, or a place once known as Ossian's Glen. There is a Loch Ossian, which is high above Glen Lyon, one of the glens Gregor took us a tour through, and wonderful experience, I might add. In trying to pin point g-g-g-g-grandfather's origins, traveling every avenue is quite difficult. I still maintain that these MacGregor brothers (William, Bartlett, John & possibly one other, think Andrew) came from an area where they had an opportunity to study...surely one didn't just sail over from Scotland & start preaching in the colony meeting houses without some sort of education, even back in those times.

    I would like to research further regarding the ancient town of Dull & a school/college, said to be the first seminary of education mainland Scotland (have not confirmed this). Dull apparently became a famous educational centre - mid centuries schools which was removed to Kunkeld - later St. Andrews.....this town was in the area of Glen Lyon, Rannoch area. Loch Ossian is to the northeast of this, if my memory serves me well.

    Thanks for reading through....this is getting to be a lengthy saga on our illusive McGregors.

    All the best,
    Carolyne McGregor Long (CGS/ACGS)

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: clangregor
    To: Carolyne McGregor-Long
    Sent: Sunday, July 28, 2002 4:53 PM
    Subject: RE: Monday hello


    Dear Carolyne,

    Gregor phoned me tonight (perhaps I should say last night) and I asked him about your query.

    He has never heard of Apion's Glen but reminded me that there is a district called Appin just north of Oban and there is an area near Aberfeldy called Appin of Dull. Whether either of these have any connection with your Apion ........ We just don't know.

    Gregor also informed me that part of what we call the Sma' Glen, between Crieff and Aberfeldy, is called Ossian's Glen. (Ossian was son of Fingal). Well! Just goes to prove we are never too old to learn.

    I can relate to your comment about e-mails. Every time I sit down to try and get some work done, I get a great load of e-mails. Once I have answered them, there is no time left to do the work I set out to do. I'm not sure how to overcome this problem. Any ideas?

    Slainte

    Ishbel.
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Carolyne McGregor-Long [mailto:crnlyon@inreach.com]
    Sent: Sunday, July 28, 2002 4:21 PM
    To: clangregor
    Subject: Re: Monday hello


    Dear Ishbel,

    Do trust your back problem has improved greatly. I certainly can relate on that one, having some serious issues with mine. I think I probably already knew, in the back of my mind, that Gregor did not have or want computer...some days I'm with him on that. ha! Seems I'm always in hurry due to schedules, family & the like, and everytime I get on-line, there's a mountain of e-mails to sort through. My goodness, technology is getting too fast for me.

    About a place once called/known as Ossian's Glen...perhaps it never existed and if it did, possibly, only a handful of MacGregor's knew it as such. This may be a mystery which will stay just that, a mystery. Do appreciate your help and pls do tell Gregor hello for me. Our time spent w/him during 1994, was indeed special, a highlight of our travels that year.

    Best to you and yours, aye.
    Carolyne

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: clangregor
    To: Carolyne McGregor-Long
    Sent: Friday, July 26, 2002 2:56 PM
    Subject: RE: Monday hello


    Dear Carolyne,

    Thank you, yes! I did enjoy my break from the normal routine of life but unfortunately a back problem rather curtailed my activities and I have just been told by my chiropractor that the problem normally takes at least six months to settle. I shall just have to plod on as best I can.

    Gregor does not have e-mail and is adamant that he never will. He's not even interested in having a computer, in spite of the enormous amount of work he does. He just passes most of it to me for typing!!!

    I will certainly put your question to Gregor. I cannot help on this one as I have never heard of either Ossian's Glen or Apion's Glen. Perhaps he will be able to throw some light on it. He should be in touch with me very soon.

    Yours Aye,
    Ishbel.



    -----Original Message-----
    From: Carolyne McGregor-Long [mailto:crnlyon@inreach.com]
    Sent: Monday, July 08, 2002 1:44 PM
    To: Miss Ishbel McGregor Secretary
    Subject: Monday hello


    Dear Ishbel,

    Hope this finds to well & that you returned home from your brief holiday very refreshed. It's work day for me, so must rush along. I'm hoping that you might be able to help me w/a wee question for Gregor Hutcheson. If he has e-mail, I do not have his address, so am inquiring by way of you as I believe you have contact w/him on a fairly regular basis. Would you be so kind to ask Gregor (or perhaps you know this yourself)... is there now or was there ever an Apion's Glen, Scotland? I have new info on my mysterious Rev William McGregor, reportedly from Ossian's Glen, Scotland, & the possibility that it is not such, but Apion's Glen. Sorry, my curiosity has gotten the better of me. I know you are tremendously busy, but should you get the chance, I would appreciate hearing from you on this very much.

    Best wishes,
    Carolyne crnlyon@inreach.com

    William married Mary Jane "Martha" Stiles 0___ 1785, Montgomery County, North Carolina. Mary was born 12 Aug 1760, Chesterfield County, Virginia Colony; died 6 Feb 1832, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  14. 111.  Mary Jane "Martha" Stiles was born 12 Aug 1760, Chesterfield County, Virginia Colony; died 6 Feb 1832, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: "could have been, Esther Stiles"

    Notes:

    "The name of his wife is uncertain, possibly Mary J. (or Martha) or Elizabeth Webb.", "The Wiseman Family And Allied Lines",p. 504. CGL states that there is no proof of this marriage/p. D-1

    Children:
    1. Mary Ann McGregor was born 0___ 1783, (North Carolina).
    2. Ezekiel McGregor, Sr. was born 24 Nov 1784, Northampton County, North Carolina; died 23 Sep 1856, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. Willis Wallace McGregor was born 24 Nov 1784, North Carolina; died 8 Aug 1861, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    4. Elizabeth McGregor was born 0___ 1789, (North Carolina); died Warren County, Tennessee.
    5. 55. Sarah "Sallie" McGregor was born 0___ 1792, Bute County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1868, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    6. Richmond J. McGregor was born 2 May 1794, (Bute County) North Carolina; died 9 Jan 1858, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    7. Martha McGregor was born 30 Sep 1794, Montgomery County, North Carolina; died 22 Feb 1892, Greenfield, Dade County, Missouri; was buried Wetzel Cemetery, Greenfield, Dade County, Missouri.
    8. Jehu "Jay" McGregor was born 0___ 1796, North Carolina; died 0___ 1870, Warren County, Tennessee.
    9. Selena McGregor was born 28 Dec 1799, North Carolina; died 4 Mar 1874, Dade County, Missouri.
    10. William McGregor was born 0___ 1805, North Carolina; died 0___ 1867, Dade County, Missouri.

  15. 246.  John M. Randolph was born (CIRCA 1790).

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Minister

    Notes:

    26 Jun 2002: Could this be the same John RANDOLPH?...DAH

    Parents of John William Randolph/Mary Ann Reavis

    Posted By: jan patton

    Date: Tuesday, 25 June 2002, at 9:59 p.m.

    Need help to find parents or sibs of John William Randolph b. 1796 NC; wife Mary Ann Reavis b. 1799 NC. Were in Warren Co. in 1840's; moved to Pope Co., Il. ca. 1846.

    Their children:

    Nathaniel Easterly,
    Samuel Richard,
    Rial Miller,
    Frances Elizabeth,
    Sophia Catherine,
    Francis Marion,
    Jasper Newton,
    James M.

    Jan Patton
    jpatton@ij.net

    John — Mary "Polly" Hogan. Mary was born (CIRCA 1790). [Group Sheet]


  16. 247.  Mary "Polly" Hogan was born (CIRCA 1790).
    Children:
    1. Mary "Polly" Randolph was born 18 Oct 1811, Warren County, Tennessee; died 26 Jan 1844, (Warren County, Tennessee); was buried Brick House Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. 123. Margaret (Randolph)
    3. Irena B. "Renie" Randolph was born 7 May 1811, Tennessee; died 8 Feb 1883, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shiloh Cemetery, Rock Island, Warren County, Tennessee.

  17. 252.  (John Jennings) was born (Henrico County, Virginia).

    Notes:

    12 Feb 2007:

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

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


    Clue-laden message citing possible siblings of Obediah;

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

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

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


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

    Can anyone place them with families in NC or VA?

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

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

    end of message

    Surname: Jennings

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

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

    (John — (Mary LNU). [Group Sheet]


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