William Hall Magness, Jr.

Male 1880 - 1922  (~ 42 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  William Hall Magness, Jr. was born 0___ 1880, (Warren County) Tennessee (son of William Hall "Billie" Magness, Jr. and Florence Crowder); died 0___ 1922, Lancaster, Dallas County, Texas; was buried Edgewood Cemetery, Lancaster, Dallas County, Texas.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William Hall "Billie" Magness, Jr. was born 15 May 1856, DeKalb County, Tennessee (son of Perry Green Magness, Jr. and Martha Jane Webb); died 7 May 1911, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Edgewood Cemetery, Lancaster, Dallas County, Texas.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Merchant
    • Religion: Primitive Baptist

    Notes:

    W. H. Magness, Jr., merchant, was born in De Kalb County May 15, 1856, the son of Rev. Perry G. and Martha J. (Webb) Magness, both of Irish origin, and natives of what is now De Kalb County.

    The father was born in 1826 and died in De Kalb County September 29,1877. The mother, born in 1831, is still living in Warren County.

    The father's ancestors came from North Carolina.

    He was a prominent Primitive Baptist minister, and was county clerk of De Kalb eight years atter the war. Receiving a liberal education at Water's & Walling's College, McMinnville, in 1876 he established a general store at Magness' Mills in De Kalb County.

    In 1880 he came to Sparta and has since been in the merchandise business. January 31, 1878, he married Florence Crowder, who was born in White County March 20, 1859.

    Three children were born to them -- one son and two daughters. He is a Democrat politically, and is a member of the church to which his wife belongs, the Primitive Baptist.

    William married Florence Crowder 31 Jan 1878, (White County) Tennessee. Florence (daughter of John A. Crowder and Mary R. LNU) was born 20 Mar 1859, White County, Tennessee; died 0Feb 1923, Lancaster, Dallas County, Texas; was buried Edgewood Cemetery, Lancaster, Dallas County, Texas. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Florence Crowder was born 20 Mar 1859, White County, Tennessee (daughter of John A. Crowder and Mary R. LNU); died 0Feb 1923, Lancaster, Dallas County, Texas; was buried Edgewood Cemetery, Lancaster, Dallas County, Texas.

    Notes:

    Birth: Mar. 20, 1859
    White County
    Tennessee, USA
    Death: Feb., 1923
    Lancaster
    Dallas County
    Texas, USA


    Family links:
    Spouse:
    William Hall Magness (1856 - 1911)

    Children:
    William Hall Magness (1880 - 1922)*
    Myrtle Magness (1883 - 1939)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    Edgewood Cemetery
    Lancaster
    Dallas County
    Texas, USA
    Plot: 420

    Created by: William E. "Bill" Robins...
    Record added: May 18, 2011
    Find A Grave Memorial# 70027097

    Children:
    1. Hollie Magness was born 1879, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    2. 1. William Hall Magness, Jr. was born 0___ 1880, (Warren County) Tennessee; died 0___ 1922, Lancaster, Dallas County, Texas; was buried Edgewood Cemetery, Lancaster, Dallas County, Texas.
    3. Myrtle Magness was born 0___ 1883, (Warren County) Tennessee; died 0___ 1939, Lancaster, Dallas County, Texas; was buried Edgewood Cemetery, Lancaster, Dallas County, Texas.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Perry Green Magness, Jr. was born 26 Jan 1826, DeKalb County, Tennessee (son of Perry Green "Old Grandsir" Magness and Mary "Polly" Cantrell); died 25 Sep 1876, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Potter Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: County Court Clerk
    • Religion: Primitive Baptist
    • Also Known As: Elder Perry Green

    Notes:

    Ordained in October, 1857, New Bildad Church...Webb: p. 7.
    See biography in Goodspeed's, "Histories of Tennessee".

    Perry married Martha Jane Webb (~ 1847), DeKalb County, Tennessee. Martha (daughter of Julius Webb and Hannah Watkins) was born 20 Jan 1830, Warren County, Tennessee; died 0Jun 1913, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Potter Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Martha Jane Webb was born 20 Jan 1830, Warren County, Tennessee (daughter of Julius Webb and Hannah Watkins); died 0Jun 1913, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Potter Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Under guardianship of Tillamn Potter and Leonard Cantrell.
    Living with daughter, Sallie, in 1910 DeKalb Census.

    Children:
    1. Bethel Webb Magness was born 10 Apr 1848, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 8 Jun 1906, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Keltonburg Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    2. Mary Elizabeth Magness was born 26 Feb 1850, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 18 Dec 1870, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Potter Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    3. Hannah Narcissus "Stella" Magness was born 0___ 1852, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 6 Sep 1921, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Liberty Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.
    4. Sarah Jane "Sallie" Magness was born 13 Mar 1854, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 19 Jan 1947, West Virginia; was buried Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.
    5. 2. William Hall "Billie" Magness, Jr. was born 15 May 1856, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 7 May 1911, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Edgewood Cemetery, Lancaster, Dallas County, Texas.
    6. Fatima S(arah) "Sallie" Magness was born 17 Jun 1858, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 14 Feb 1906, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Potter Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    7. Martha Emma "Emma" Magness was born 27 Feb 1860, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 17 Oct 1901, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Potter Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    8. Millie Mourning J(ane) Magness was born 8 Jun 1863, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 1 May 1864, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Potter Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    9. Perry Green Wright "Wrightie" Magness was born 10 May 1865, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 10 Nov 1872, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    10. Daniel Magness was born 7 Dec 1866, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 7 Dec 1866, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Potter Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    11. Julius Magness was born 7 Dec 1866, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 7 Dec 1866, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Potter Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    12. Harriett "Hattie" Magness was born 1867, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    13. Corah E. Magness was born 23 Nov 1869, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 18 Aug 1870, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Potter Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    14. Leroy J. Magness was born 25 Oct 1872, (DeKalb County) Tennessee; died 5 Dec 1873, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Potter Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

  3. 6.  John A. Crowder was born 1821, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer

    Notes:

    May be son of Richard/1850 White Co.,TN Census,p. 105...DAH

    John married Mary R. LNU (White County, Tennessee). Mary was born 1834. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Mary R. LNU was born 1834.
    Children:
    1. 3. Florence Crowder was born 20 Mar 1859, White County, Tennessee; died 0Feb 1923, Lancaster, Dallas County, Texas; was buried Edgewood Cemetery, Lancaster, Dallas County, Texas.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Perry Green "Old Grandsir" MagnessPerry Green "Old Grandsir" Magness was born 23 May 1796, Rutherford County, North Carolina (son of George Magness and Mary "Polly" Durham); died 1 Mar 1884, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Martin Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Merchant ($3000 | 1500 acres)
    • Residence: 0___ 1817, Orange County, Indiana
    • Residence: 0___ 1870, (DeKalb County) Tennessee
    • Residence: 0___ 1880, DeKalb County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Perry Green Magness married Mary Cantrell early in 1815; in 1816 he got the news of the death of William Magness. Perry Green apparently never went to North Carolina himself to see about his uncle William’s estate, but he made at least three different powers of attorney regarding it. The first two are recorded in Lincoln County, NC, Deed book 28, pages 37 and 686. He made one on 4 September 1816 in Warren County, Tennessee, giving power of attorney to Francis Alexander. The following year Perry Green had moved to Orange County, Indiana, where he lived for a year or more before moving back to Warren County, Tennessee.

    On May 24, 1817, (he had his 21st birthday on May 23) in Orange County, Indiana, Perrygreen Magness "son of George Magness Dec’d" gave power of attorney to Berryman Hicks of Rutherford County, North Carolina. (Berryman Hicks was married to Elizabeth Durham, sister of Perry Green’s mother.) A third power of attorney was recorded in Rutherford County, NC Deed Book 34, page 135, and is even more specific as to his relation to George Magness. It was made 4 December 1817 in Orange County, Indiana, by Perrygreen Magness, "son and lawful heir of George Magness, decd.," and gives authority to Berryman Hicks.

    Berryman Hicks had difficulty establishing Perry green as George’s legal heir. Perry Green never claimed to be George’s only child; he did claim to be his only legal heir. The Execution Docket of the Superior Court of Law and Equity in Lincoln County, North Carolina, shows that in October 1818 the heirs of William Magness petitioned for a division of the real estate. No division was made, however, and in October 1824 the case of Heirs of Wm. Magness vs. Perrigrene magness was brought to a jury, which found “that the said Perregrine Magness is the son and only heir at law of George Magness dec’d, a brother to Wm. Magness dec’d.” The real estate was ordered to be devided into seven parts, of which Perry Green Magness would receive one.

    Actually the seventh part went to Berryman Hicks, who had agreed to pay Perry Green Magness $1500 for Perry Green’s share of the estate if Berryman Hicks succeeded in establishing Perry Green’s claim. Difficulties must have arisen over that after Berryman Hicks died about 1842. In the North Carolina Archives, the Cleveland County Miscellaneous Files contain the suit of Hazael Hicks, admr. of Berryman Hicks, vs. John Roberts, admr. of William Magness. Within this suit is a deposition of Perry G. Magness, aged about 48 years, at Smithville, DeKalb Co., Tennessee 27 May 1844, stating that “I did transfer my interest in the estate of my uncle Wm. Magness deceased to the said Berryman Hicks about the year 1817 or 1818. We came to a settlement about the year 1825.” A second deposition was made by Perry G. Magness, aged about 51 years at Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee, on 17 July 1847, stating “I did sell and transfer my interest in said estate to Berryman Hicks for fifteen hundred dollars, provided he established my heirship in said estate.”

    With the $1500 , which was a considerable sum at the time, Perry Green Magness bought land and made investments and became a merchant. his sons and grandsons became merchants and bankers, and many of them prospered greatly. Whether Perry Green’s sister was given any of the money is not known; it is known that she was provided for in her old age by her brother Perry Green. Their mother Polly Durham magness, married in Warren County, Tennessee, about 1827 Benjamin Cantrell She died a few years later, between 1830 and 1840. The two children of George Magness and Polly Durham both lived in Warren and DeKalb Counties, Tennessee.

    Biography

    Perry G. Magness, son of George Magness and Polly Durham, was born in May 1796 in Rutherford County, North Carolina. He passed away in March 1884 in Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee and is buried in Martin Cemetery, DeKalb County.[1]

    Perry married Mary Cantrell in early 1815 in Warren County, Tennessee.[2]

    Perry and wife, Mary, traveled to Indiana briefly with her parents about 1816. Daughter Harriet was born there in 1817. By 1819 they had returned to Warren County, Tennessee.

    Census

    Census: 1830 Federal
    Date: 1 Jun 1830
    Place: Warren County, Tennessee[3]
    In Warren County with children Perry G., Bethel, William, Mary J., Elizabeth, Constant, Harriett, and Sarah.
    Census: 1840 Federal
    Date: 1 Jun 1840
    Place: DeKalb County, Tennessee[4]
    The family did not relocate. DeKalb County was formed from parts of Cannon, Warren and White Counties in 1838. Perry and Mary with children Richard M., Leroy J., Perry, Bethel, William, Charlotte, Martha, Mary J., and Elizabeth.
    Census: 1850 Federal
    Date: 1 Jun 1850
    Place: Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee[5]
    Perry and wife Mary living in Smithville. Perry is a merchant with real estate valued at $1,680. In the household are the three youngest children Leroy J., Charlotte B. and Richard M. Magness, and Mary J. (Magness) Youngblood, another daughter separated from her husband, with her children Martha and Josephine. A young clerk is living with them as well, John Donald.
    Census: 1860 Federal
    Date: 1 Jun 1860
    Place: DeKalb County, Tennessee[6]
    Perry and Mary still in Smithville. In the household are daughter, Mary J. Youngblood, and granddaughter, Josephine Youngblood. Perry's business has been quite successful. His real estate holdings are now valued at $5,000 and personal property at $14.180.
    Census: 1870 Federal
    Date: 1 Jun 1870
    Place: DeKalb County, Tennessee[7]
    Widower Perry living alone on property between sons Perry G., Jr. and Leroy Magness.
    Census: 1880 Federal
    Date: 1 Jun 1880
    Place: DeKalb County, Tennessee[8]
    Perry is living in household of his son, Leroy, and wife, Malissa.
    Sources

    ? Find A Grave Memorial #51006321
    ? Source: #SCantrill [quoted from list of children of Richard Cantrell and Constance Bethel] 106. iii. Mary, b. July 20, 1799; m. Perry G. Magness in 1815. p. 13
    ? Source: #S93 Warren, Tennessee; Page: 374; NARA Series: M19; Roll Number: 181; Family History Film: 0024539. Perry G Magness Males under 5 1 [Perry Jr] Males 5-9 2 [Bethel, William] Males 30-39 1 [Perry Sr] Females under 5 2 [Mary J., Elizabeth] Females 10-14 3 [Constant, Harriet, Sarah] Females 30-39 1 Mary]
    ? Source: #S112 De Kalb, Tennessee; Roll: 520; Page: 245; Image: 508; Family History Library Film: 0024543. Perry G. Magnus Males under 5 1 [Richard M. ] Males 5-9 1 [Leroy J.] Males 10-14 1 [Perry Jr] Males 15-19 2 Bethel, William] Males 40-49 1 [Perry Sr] Females under 5 1 [Charlotte] Females 5-9 1 [Martha] Females 10-14 2 Mary J., Elizabeth] Females 30-39 1 [Mary] Slaves: Males 10-23 1 Total persons 12
    ? Source: #S91 Smithville, DeKalb, Tennessee; Roll: M432_876; Page: 72A; Image: 275. Household #1017 Magness, Perry G 53 M Merchant b SC RE $1680 Mary 50 F b TN Leroy J 18 M Farmer b TN Charlotte B 13 F b TN Richard M 11 M b TN Youngblood, Mary J 22 F b TN RE $500 Martha 4 F b TN Josephine 2 F b TN Donald, John 25 M Clerking b VA
    ? Source: #S80 District 5, De Kalb, Tennessee; Roll: M653_1247; Page: 116; Image: 237; Family History Library Film: 805247. Household #514 Magness, Perry G 64 M Farmer b SC RE $5000 PP $14,180 Mary 61 F b SC Youngblood, Mary J 32 F b TN Josephine 11 F b TN
    ? Source: #S92 District 5, DeKalb, Tennessee; Roll: M593_1524; Page: 152A; Image: 308; Family History Library Film: 553023. Household #19 Magness, Perry G Sr 74 M W Farmer RE $3000 PP $1500 b NC
    ? Source: #S1880 District 9, DeKalb, Tennessee; Roll: 1252; Family History Film: 1255252; Page: 217A; Enumeration District: 032. Household #284 Magness, Leroy J W M 44 Head Md Farmer b TN Malissa W F 43 Wife Md b TN Robert W M 19 Son S b TN Benjaman W M 16 Son S b TN Asey F W M 14 Son S b TN Annie W F 12 Dau S b TN Perry W M 9 Son S b TN Mary W F 7 Dau S b TN Mattie W F 4 Dau S b TN Perry G W M 84 Father Wd b TN Hickerson, Susan W F 21 Servant S b TN
    Source: SCantrill Christie, Susan Cantrill, The Cantrill-Cantrell Genealogy: A record of the descendants of Richard Cantrill. New York: The Grafton Press, Genealogical Publishers, 1908. Full text available online at Internet Archive
    Source: S93 Abbreviation: Federal Census 1830 Title: Federal Census 1830 Publication: Effective date 1 Jun 1830 Repository: #R11
    Source: S112 Abbreviation: Federal Census 1840 Title: Federal Census 1840 Publication: Effective date 1 Jun 1840 Repository: #R11
    Source: S91 Federal Census 1850 United States Bureau of the Census Publication: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records. Effective date 1 Jun 1850. Repository: #R11
    Source: S80 1860 United States Federal Census U.S. Bureau of the Census Publication: U. S. Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration Repository #R11
    Source: S92 Federal Census 1870 Publication: Effective date 1 Jun 1870 Repository: #R11
    Source: S81 Abbreviation: Federal Census 1880 Title: Federal Census 1880 Publication: Effective date 1 Jun 1880. Repository: #R11
    Repository: R11 Name: Ancestry. com Operations, Inc. City: Provo State: UT URL: www.ancestry.com

    DeKalb County 1860 Census indicates SC as birth-state for PGM...

    Please note that the name, "George", is conspicously absent from Perry Green's line to this day.

    1840 DeKalb Census: 1112001-112001

    Residence:
    enumerated in the household of his son, Leroy...

    Buried:
    Tombstone inscription reads, "His toils are over, his work is done, and he is fully Blest, He fought the fight to Victory, won and entered into Rest."

    Perry married Mary "Polly" Cantrell 0___ 1815, Warren County, Tennessee. Mary (daughter of Richard Cantrell and Constance "Polly" Bethel) was born 20 Jul 1799, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 3 Jan 1863, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Martin Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Mary "Polly" Cantrell was born 20 Jul 1799, Spartanburg County, South Carolina (daughter of Richard Cantrell and Constance "Polly" Bethel); died 3 Jan 1863, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Martin Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Tombstone Inscription, "Rest Mother you have ceased from your labors and entered into your Rest She embraced religion early in Life and died triumphant."

    Children:
    1. Constance Maud "Connie" Magness was born 15 May 1815, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 18 Aug 1904, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Old Bildad Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    2. Harriet Magness was born 2 Jun 1817, Indiana; died 10 Jul 1866, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Potter Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    3. Sarah Elizabeth "Sallie" Magness was born 12 Sep 1819, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 15 Jan 1890, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Potter Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    4. Bethel C(antrell) Magness was born 14 Aug 1821, (DeKalb County, Tennessee); died 25 Aug 1846, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Martin Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    5. William Hall "Bill" Magness was born 15 Feb 1824, (DeKalb County) Tennessee; died 2 Sep 1891, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Riverside Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.
    6. 4. Perry Green Magness, Jr. was born 26 Jan 1826, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 25 Sep 1876, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Potter Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    7. Mary Jane Magness was born 20 Feb 1828, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 12 Feb 1908, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Potter Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    8. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Magness was born 11 Jan 1830, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 24 Sep 1891, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    9. Martha Magness was born 15 Dec 1831, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 1 Mar 1897, Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee; was buried Cedar Grove Cemetery, Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee.
    10. Leroy Jackson "Cain" Magness was born 4 Jun 1834, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 11 May 1906, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Aaron Cantrell Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    11. Charlotte B(laine) Magness was born 19 Nov 1836, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 20 Jul 1907, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Edward Robinson Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    12. Richard Marion "Dick" Magness was born 15 Jan 1839, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 0May 1884, Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee.

  3. 10.  Julius Webb was born ~ 1787, Rutherford County, North Carolina (son of John Byars "Byars" Webb, Jr. and Mary Webb); died EARLY 1834, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer
    • Probate: 3 Apr 1837, Warren County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Each child/legatee received $58.47 after his estate was liquidated...DAH

    Julius married Hannah Watkins ~ 1812, (Warren County) Tennessee. Hannah (daughter of Daniel Watkins, Sr. and Elizabeth Byars) was born 15 Jul 1796, Rutherford County, North Carolina; died 10 Aug 1867, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Potter Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Hannah Watkins was born 15 Jul 1796, Rutherford County, North Carolina (daughter of Daniel Watkins, Sr. and Elizabeth Byars); died 10 Aug 1867, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Potter Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Living with her daughter, Martha, during 1860 census...DAH.

    Children:
    1. Elizabeth "Betsey" Webb was born 20 Mar 1813, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 1 May 1873, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Old Bildad Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    2. Daniel Watkins "Wat" Webb was born 14 May 1815, Warren County, Tennessee; died 23 Sep 1868, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Potter Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    3. Irena Webb was born 0Mar 1819, (DeKalb County) Tennessee; died 14 Mar 1860, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Potter Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    4. Fatima Webb was born 27 Aug 1822, Tennessee; died 22 Mar 1894, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Potter Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    5. Evan Watkins Webb was born 22 Feb 1825, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died 22 Mar 1887, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Webb Cemetery, Bluff Springs, Warren County, Tennessee.
    6. Miriam Minerva "Minerva" Webb was born 28 Jun 1827, Warren County, Tennessee; died 2 Mar 1901, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Caney Fork Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    7. 5. Martha Jane Webb was born 20 Jan 1830, Warren County, Tennessee; died 0Jun 1913, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Potter Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    8. Mourning J(ane) Webb was born 0___ 1831, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died After 1880, Warren County, Tennessee.


Generation: 5

  1. 16.  George Magness was born 0___ 1768, Lincoln County, North Carolina (son of Peregrine Magness, Jr. and Mary Naylor); died 0___ 1817, Orange County, Indiana.

    Other Events:

    • Residence: 0___ 1800, Warren County, Kentucky

    Notes:

    Monograph by Thomas G. Webb, October 22, 1981:

    GEORGE MAGNESS AND POLLY DURHAM

    George Magness was born about 1768 in North Carolina, probably in the year that his parents moved to Lincoln (now Cleveland) County, North Carolina. He was the son of Perrigreen Magness and his wife Mary. In a family of nine or more childrem, George was apparently the youngest son. Perhaps he had less work to do than the older boys, perhaps he was catered to and spoiled. Whatever the reason, George was wild. Before he was twenty years old,he was in trouble with the courts, and in 1794, he got in real trouble. In April of that year he was found guilty of petty larceny, his motion for appeal was overruled, and the court ordered "that George Magness receive ten lashes on his Bare Back well laid on by the Sheriff Between the hours of twelve & one o'clock this day at the public whiping post...". Following this, George's oldest brother William (a man of considerable property) and Mark Bird made bond of 500 pounds each for George's good behavior for a year and a day.
    Within six months, however, there was more trouble, and in October, 1794, George's brother John (Jonathan) made a 200 pound bond to indemnify the county from the maintenance of George's base born child born of Polly Durham.

    On May 20, 1795, George Magness sold to William Earles 50 acres on Hickory Creek, which the State of North Carolina had granted him two years earlier. He was thus left with no property to pay court costs or to make bond, he was held in jail from 26 June 1795 to 16 September 1795. He was released after being tried and found not guilty.

    George seems at this time to have settled down to some degree, and apparently he married Polly Durham shortly after his release from jail. Polly was the daughter of Achilles Durham and his wife Mary Cates, and was a source of much grief to them. Polly's parents were dedicated church members, and her behavior disppointed them greatly. However, her family stuck by her, especially her sister Sarah, who married Abraham Cantrell. George Magness, however, did not stick by her. Their first child, Sarah (Sally), was born in 1794, before they married. Their second child, Perry Green Magness, was born May 23, 1796, apparently after they married. Perry Green Magness eventually was able to establish himself as "the son and only heir-at-law of George Magness". However, this was accomplished only with considerable difficulty after eight
    years of litigation. Sally was not considerated an heir because illigetimate children were prevented by law from sharing their parents' estates.

    George Magness apparently did not live with Polly long after their son was born; by 1800 George was in Warren County, Kentucky, where he was an executor of his father's will. George himself died sometime between 1800 and 1816, but just when, where or under what circumstances is not known. Polly was left in Carolina with two children and little else. She apparently made her home with or near her sister Sarah and Sarah's husband Abraham Cantrell and moved with them about 1808 to Warren (now DeKalb) County, Tennessee. About 1827 Polly married a widower, Benjamin Cantrell, an uncle of Abraham. She died a few years later, between 1830 and 1840. The two children of George Magness and Mary (Polly) Durham were:

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    Excerpted from "Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Session:1799-1803 of Burke County,NC", complied by Daniel D. Swink, 1988, p. 31:

    "October Session, 1799

    James McEntire came into open court and made oath in due form of law that the accomps. exhibited abt the following persons for maintainance in jail as annexed to their respective names were just and true and that he had not received them or any of them of any part thereof & believes them to be insolvent, to wit, George Magness L8.5.4., et. al.".

    _____

    George Magness was born about 1768 in Tryon County, North Carolina, and died between 1800 and 1816, possibly in Kentucky. George, like some of his brothers, was in various legal difficulties. as with Zachariah and Robert, the court records are not complete, but they furnish enough information to give us a general idea of what was taking place. George made his appearance in court when he was still young; in July 1785 he was about 17 when Benjamin Rice and Benjamin Magness made a 200 pound bond that George would appear in Morgan District Superior Court of Law and Equity on 1 September 1785. On September 7, 1792, George and his brother Robert appeared in the same court to give testimony in a case.

    In April 1794 George had not one but two cases of his own. One was in the Rutherford County, North Carolina , Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, where the trial docket showed Polly Durham vs. George Magness, but the case was dismissed. The same docket showed Polly Durham vs. Joseph Magness for slander, but that case was not prosecuted. Just as swell that these were dismissed, as George had big trouble in the Lincoln County, North Carolina, Court of Pleas and Quarter SEssions.

    In the April 1794 Session he was found guilty of petty larceny and ordered to “receive ten lashes on his Bare Back well laid on by the Sheriff Between the hours of twelve and one o’clock this Day at the public whipping post.” This should have tamed him somewhat, but he already had more trouble underway back in Rutheford County. Polly Durham, whose case was dismissed in April, by October 1794 had been delivered of a "base born child." George was evidently the father, as his brother John Magness made 200 pound bond on behalf of George Magness to indemnify the county from having to maintain the child. (This child was Sarah Magness, Born 1794, who later married William Hicks and lived in Tennessee.)

    Still more trouble lay ahead for George. In 1795 he was tried in the Morgan District Superior Court in Burke County, North Carolina, on an accusation of horse stealing, but found not guilty. He was nevertheless charged with the court costs and held in jail from June 26, 1795, to September 16, 1795, when a hearing was held at which George declared that he had no "property or money to pay and satisfy the costs, saving the clothes and apparel which eh commonly wears." (One of the witnesses called was Abraham Collins, the same man who was administrator of the James Magness estate in 1783.) Apparently George was released from jail on or about September 16, 1795, and almost exactly nine months later, on May 23, 1796, a son named Perry Green Magness was born to him and Polly Durham. Though no record has been found, we assume that George Magness and Polly Durham were married, as in 1824 Perry Green Magness was declared in court to be "the son and only heir at law of George Magness." Under the North Carolina law, only children of a legal marriage could inherit where there was no will. George’s daughter Sarah, having already been declared base born by the October 1794 court, had no right of inheritance.

    Probably neither Polly nor her two children were concerned at this point with rights of inheritance; they were simply trying to survive. George owned no property; he had acquired 50 acres in 1793, but had to sell it in 1795. (39) He was no provider, and evidently he and Polly did not live together long. There were no more children, and she probably returned to her family. George’s name appears in the Burke County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for October 1799, when he was listed as owing more than 8 pounds for his maintenance in jail. Whether this was the old debt from his 1795 stay or a debt from a more recent time is not clear, but he was believed to be insolvent. Probably in 1799 George joined his father in Warren County, Kentucky. Peregrine’s will, proved in July 1800, names George and his brother Joseph as executors. No further record of George Magness has been found. He was dead by 1816, but we know no more. In all the years of litigation over the William Magness estate, the only mention is of "George Magness deceased"; no record is found of when or where he died.

    George’s two children went with their mother to her family; they probably lived with or near their mother’s sister Sarah Durham and her husband Abraham Cantrell, and moved with them about 1809 to Warren (now DeKalb) County, Tennessee. Perry Green Magness married Mary Cantrell early in 1815; in 1816 he got the news of the death of William Magness. Perry Green apparently never went to North Carolina himself to see about his uncle William’s estate, but he made at least three different powers of attorney regarding it. The first two are recorded in Lincoln County, NC, Deed book 28, pages 37 and 686. He made one on 4 September 1816 in Warren County, Tennessee, giving power of attorney to Francis Alexander. The following year Perry Green had moved to Orange County, Indiana, where he lived for a year or more before moving back to Warren County, Tennessee. On May 24, 1817, (he had his 21st birthday on May 23) in Orange County, Indiana, Perrygreen Magness "son of George Magness Dec’d" gave power of attorney to Berryman Hicks of Rutherford County, North Carolina. (Berryman Hicks was married to Elizabeth Durham, sister of Perry Green’s mother.) A third power of attorney was recorded in Rutherford County, NC Deed Book 34, page 135, and is even more specific as to his relation to George Magness. It was made 4 December 1817 in Orange County, Indiana, by Perrygreen Magness, "son and lawful heir of George Magness, decd.," and gives authority to Berryman Hicks.

    Berryman Hicks had difficulty establishing Perry green as George’s legal heir. Perry Green never claimed to be George’s only child; he did claim to be his only legal heir. The Execution Docket of the Superior Court of Law and Equity in Lincoln County, North Carolina, shows that in October 1818 the heirs of William Magness petitioned for a division of the real estate. No division was made, however, and in October 1824 the case of Heirs of Wm. Magness vs. Perrigrene magness was brought to a jury, which found “that the said Perregrine Magness is the son and only heir at law of George Magness dec’d, a brother to Wm. Magness dec’d.” The real estate was ordered to be devided into seven parts, of which Perry Green Magness would receive one.

    Actually the seventh part went to Berryman Hicks, who had agreed to pay Perry Green Magness $1500 for Perry Green’s share of the estate if Berryman Hicks succeeded in establishing Perry Green’s claim. Difficulties must have arisen over that after Berryman Hicks died about 1842. In the North Carolina Archives, the Cleveland County Miscellaneous Files contain the suit of Hazael Hicks, admr. of Berryman Hicks, vs. John Roberts, admr. of William Magness. Within this suit is a deposition of Perry G. Magness, aged about 48 years, at Smithville, DeKalb Co., Tennessee 27 May 1844, stating that “I did transfer my interest in the estate of my uncle Wm. Magness deceased to the said Berryman Hicks about the year 1817 or 1818. We came to a settlement about the year 1825.” A second deposition was made by Perry G. Magness, aged about 51 years at Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee, on 17 July 1847, stating "I did sell and transfer my interest in said estate to Berryman Hicks for fifteen hundred dollars, provided he established my heirship in said estate."

    With the $1500 , which was a considerable sum at the time, Perry Green Magness bought land and made investments and became a merchant. his sons and grandsons became merchants and bankers, and many of them prospered greatly. Whether Perry Green’s sister was given any of the money is not known; it is known that she was provided for in her old age by her brother Perry Green. Their mother Polly Durham magness, married in Warren County, Tennessee, about 1827 Benjamin Cantrell She died a few years later, between 1830 and 1840. The two children of George Magness and Polly Durham both lived in Warren and DeKalb Counties, Tennessee.

    I.

    In 1772, when the state line was surveyed between North and South Carolina, much of what was thought to have been Tryon County was found to be in South Carolina. So the original Tryon County included all or part of a number of South Carolina Counties including present day York, Cherokee, and Spartanburg Counties. In 1779 what remained of Tryon County in North Carolina was abolished and split into Lincoln and Rutherford Counties. In 1841 Cleveland County was formed from parts of Lincoln and Rutherford Counties. And in 1846 Gaston County was formed from Lincoln County.

    Birth:
    formerly Tryon County, North Carolina. The county seat, finally designated in 1774, was located eight miles southwest of the present-day community of Lincolnton , in Lincoln County, North Carolina.

    In 1772, when the state line was surveyed between North and South Carolina, much of what was thought to have been Tryon County was found to be in South Carolina. So the original Tryon County included all or part of a number of South Carolina Counties including present day York, Cherokee, and Spartanburg Counties. In 1779 what remained of Tryon County in North Carolina was abolished and split into Lincoln and Rutherford Counties. In 1841 Cleveland County was formed from parts of Lincoln and Rutherford Counties. And in 1846 Gaston County was formed from Lincoln County.

    George married Mary "Polly" Durham 0Oct 1794, Lincoln County, North Carolina. Mary (daughter of Achilles Durham and Mary Unica 'Unicy' Cate) was born ~ 1776, North Carolina; died 0___ 1840, DeKalb County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 17.  Mary "Polly" Durham was born ~ 1776, North Carolina (daughter of Achilles Durham and Mary Unica 'Unicy' Cate); died 0___ 1840, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. Sarah G. "Sally" Magness was born 0Sep 1794, Rutherford County, North Carolina; died 1880-1890, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Towee Falls Baptist Church Cemetery, Tellico Plains, Monroe County, Tennessee.
    2. 8. Perry Green "Old Grandsir" Magness was born 23 May 1796, Rutherford County, North Carolina; died 1 Mar 1884, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Martin Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

  3. 18.  Richard Cantrell was born 10 Mar 1771, (Orange County) North Carolina (son of Abraham Cantrell and Matilda Watson); died 0___ 1830, Franklin County, Illinois.

    Notes:

    Moved to Warren County, Tennessee about 1815-16.
    Smith County Deed Book "B" (1801-1807), p. 13:
    Cantrell, Richard (from) Benjamin Bridges,drawn 4/16/1806,recorded 11/26/1806,
    100 acres Waters Smiths Fork, North Side...
    Member of the Old Bildad Primitive Baptist Church.

    Richard married Constance "Polly" Bethel 18 Feb 1794, Spartanburg County, South Carolina. Constance (daughter of Sampson Bethell and Mary Cantrell) was born 22 Oct 1776, North Carolina; died 0___ 1848, Franklin County, Illinois. [Group Sheet]


  4. 19.  Constance "Polly" Bethel was born 22 Oct 1776, North Carolina (daughter of Sampson Bethell and Mary Cantrell); died 0___ 1848, Franklin County, Illinois.

    Notes:

    Cantrell & Tilman Bethel were probably her brothers...DAH.

    Birth:
    Guilford or Rockingham Co.

    Children:
    1. Sampson Cantrell was born 18 Feb 1795, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    2. Larkin Cantrell was born 18 Feb 1797, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    3. 9. Mary "Polly" Cantrell was born 20 Jul 1799, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 3 Jan 1863, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Martin Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    4. Isaac Cantrell was born 27 Sep 1802, Smith County, Tennessee.
    5. Anna Cantrell was born 20 Oct 1804, Smith County, Tennessee.
    6. Bethel Cantrell was born 21 Jan 1807, Smith County, Tennessee; died 3 Jan 1858, Franklin County, Illinois.
    7. Elizabeth Cantrell was born 8 May 1809, South Carolina.
    8. Sarah Watson Cantrell was born 21 Apr 1811, Warren County, Tennessee; died 28 Jun 1873, (Hamilton, Ilinois); was buried Hamilton, Ilinois.
    9. Jane Cantrell was born 21 Apr 1811, South Carolina.
    10. Irena Cantrell was born 27 Dec 1813, South Carolina.
    11. Tilman Bethel Cantrell was born 7 Jan 1815, Warren County, Tennessee; died 14 May 1873.
    12. Jonathan Lomax Cantrell was born April 1819, Franklin County, Illinois.
    13. Narcissa W. Cantrell was born 18 Oct 1823, Franklin County, Illinois; died 14 Oct 1881, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Evans Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

  5. 20.  John Byars "Byars" Webb, Jr. was born 0___ 1762, (Orange County) North Carolina (son of John Webb and Sarah Byars); died 1835-1840, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: miller

    Notes:

    Jesse Webb, c. 1767, connected with Elisha in Spartanburg,SC.
    Townsend was his father-in-law.

    *

    More Content:

    "I think it probable that JOHN BYARS WEBB (father of Julius Webb who married Hannah Watkins) was related in some way to Nathan Byars, possibly a nephew or cousin. Maybe someday we can find that link." ...Tommy Webb, letter dated August 4, 1992.

    He is a nephew to Nathan...DAH

    *

    John married Mary Webb cir 1782, (Rutherford County) North Carolina. Mary was born 0___ 1764, North Carolina; died After 1830, (Tennessee). [Group Sheet]


  6. 21.  Mary Webb was born 0___ 1764, North Carolina; died After 1830, (Tennessee).

    Notes:

    Re 1830-1860 Warren County Censuses.

    Children:
    1. 10. Julius Webb was born ~ 1787, Rutherford County, North Carolina; died EARLY 1834, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. Didama Webb was born 0___ 1793, Rutherford County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1857, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. Henrietta Webb was born 1799, (Rutherford County) North Carolina.
    4. Byars Webb was born 23 Dec 1804, Rutherford County, North Carolina; died 23 Nov 1863, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Concord Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

  7. 22.  Daniel Watkins, Sr. was born 0___ 1770, Rutherford County, North Carolina (son of Peter Watkins and Hannah Reynolds); died 0___ 1800, Rutherford County, North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Will: 23 May 1800, Rutherford County, North Carolina
    • Probate: 0Jul 1800, Rutherford County, North Carolina

    Notes:

    Will made 23 May 1880, proved July Term 1800, Rutherford Co.,NC. Killed by a horse...Tucker.

    Died:
    Killed by a horse...Tucker.

    Daniel married Elizabeth Byars 1787-1788, (Caswell County, North Carolina). Elizabeth (daughter of Nathan Byars and Drucilla Harrelson) was born 1 Jan 1775, (Caswell County, North Carolina); died (Warren County, Tennessee). [Group Sheet]


  8. 23.  Elizabeth Byars was born 1 Jan 1775, (Caswell County, North Carolina) (daughter of Nathan Byars and Drucilla Harrelson); died (Warren County, Tennessee).
    Children:
    1. Evan Watkins was born 1789, Rutherford County, North Carolina; died BY 1825, Jefferson County, Alabama.
    2. 11. Hannah Watkins was born 15 Jul 1796, Rutherford County, North Carolina; died 10 Aug 1867, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Potter Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    3. Daniel Watkins, Jr. was born 1 Jan 1800, Buncombe County, North Carolina; died 26 Oct 1888, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama; was buried Union Hill Cemetery, Homewood, Jefferson County, Alabama.


Generation: 6

  1. 32.  Peregrine Magness, Jr. was born Abt 1722, (Prince George's County, Maryland) (son of Peregrine Mackness, Sr., The Immigrant and Mary (Miles)); died Abt 1800, (Warren County, Kentucky).

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Perygren Mackness
    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot
    • Will: 8 May 1800, Warren County, Kentucky

    Notes:

    The following paper on Peregrine Magness, Jr. was written by the DeKalb County Historian, Thomas G. Webb. The contents of these pages are copyright 2000 to Thomas G. Webb. all rights are reserved. The information on these pages are free for private use, but may not be included in any compilation or collection in any media form for either private or commercial use without the author's consent. I am using these papers on this page with Mr. Webbs permission.

    PLEASE READ THIS FIRST

    Magness History

    I have compiled this Magness family history in order to get a comprehensive picture of the entire family of Peregrine Magness, Jr., of Maryland and North Carolina. I have not been able to get completely reliable information; therefore some errors will appear. It is my hope that those who see such errors will let me know what they are and will send me the correct information, along with supporting evidence. I have no telephone or computer, but my mailing address is:

    Thomas G. Webb
    835 South College Street
    Smithville, Tennessee 37166

    My line of descent is from two of the daughters of Perry Green Magness (1796-1884), son of George Magness (born about 1768), son of Peregrine Magness (about 1722-1800). Much of the Magness research I have done myself, especially in Maryland and Tennessee. Most of the research in the North Carolina records was done in the 1970’s by Miles Philbeck, Jr., and is very reliable. However, some of it is not complete, partly because the records themselves are not complete. I have used some information from the Verna Magness book, Magness Migration, 1733-1986. I also have correspondence from a number of Magness descendants, including Mrs., Mary Pugh, Mrs. Nell Henry, Bob Wall, Mrs. Vida Harris, James Magness, Mrs. Marilynn Knowles, David Hennessee, G. David MacKenzie, and several others.

    I am doing this not as a completed work, but as a work in progress. I am hoping to correct all errors, add such further information as may be available, and eventually be able to compile an accurate and comprehensive history of the Peregrine Magness family.

    As you will see, some of our Magness relatives have not behaved as well as they should have. However, most of them paid the penalties for their misbehavior, and most of them and their descendants went on to become useful and productive citizens. And before we condemn too quickly, let us remember the words of the apostle Paul, that “all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23), including ourselves.

    The Magness family has proved to be somewhat more interesting than most of my other ancestors. When I began My family research in my early teens, my father told me that I would probably find a horse thief. Sure enough, I did, and he turned out to be the ancestor of both my mother and my father. I have sought the facts, whatever they were, for I wanted to know everything I could about these ancestors. To quote scripture again, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32) I find the magness family extremely interesting, and as we all attempt to discern the truth about them, I hope that you will too.

    PEREGRINE MAGNESS, JR., and his WIFE MARY

    Peregrine Magness, Jr., was born about 1722, possibly in England, but more likely in Prince George’s County, Maryland. He was the son of Peregrine Mackaness, Sr., and his wife Mary.. His names, both first and last, have been spelled in many ways in various records. He himself spelled his last name in different ways, mostly as MACKNESS and MAGNESS, with Magness becoming the generally used name by 1780, and the name used by almost all of his descendants.

    Peregrine Magness, Jr., was evidently the only child of his parents, or at least the only one who lived to adulthood. He grew up in colonial Prince George’s County, Maryland, where his father was living by 1729. (1) His father was a blacksmith and made more money than did many people of that time. He accumulated land, livestock, and slaves, not in large quantities, but he had enough to give him a comfortable living.

    Prince George’s County was very rural and hardly had a town worthy of the name. Young Peregrine’s opportunities for education were somewhat limited; nevertheless he did learn to read and write. There is no evidence that he followed his father in the blacksmith trade; the Maryland deeds speak of Peregrine Jr. as a “Planter”, that is, a farmer. His father owned land, and on April 22, 1757, he gave to “his son the Perygrene Mackaness Junior” for “natural love and affection” one half of a tract of 105 acres called Part of Stoke, lying in Prince George’s County, Maryland. (2)

    By the time his father gave him land, Peregrine had been married about twelve years and had five sons. His wife, like his mother, was named Mary, and her maiden name is presently not known. (Some have thought that Peregrine’s wife was Sarah Hamrick, but all evidence indicates that she was definitely not Sarah Hamrick.) Mary was probably born about 1727 in Maryland, and they likely married about 1745 in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Their first known child was born about 1747; the last child (and only daughter) was born 1772. They had probably ten sons and one daughter.

    Peregrine Magness, Jr., and his wife Mary were apparently members of the Church of England, but the references I have are confusing. One reference says that their son Benjamin was born 6 April, 1745 in St. George's’sa Parish in Prince George’s County, Maryland. A second reference says that in 1759 Perygreen Mackness, Jr., signed a petition to divide Prince George’s Parish in Frederick County, Maryland. (3) Wherever the parish was located, Peregrine was evidently interested enough in the church nearer to his home, as attendance was compulsory, and in the larger parishes many had to travel long distances to reach the church. Maryland had shortage of Anglican ministers, especially in the rural areas such as Prince George’s County.

    Whatever interest he may have had in the church, Peregrine Magness did not remain much longer in Prince George’s County. On February 9, 1760, he sold for 20 pounds to George Naylor the 51 acres his father had given him three years earlier, of the tract called Part of Stoke. On the same day hid wife Mary came and relinquished her right of dower, which is the first public record I have found of his wife. Another note of interest in this document is that in the deed itself the name is spelled Perygren Mackness Junr., while in the relinquishment of dower it is spelled peregrine Magness Junr. (4)

    Exactly where Peregrine went after selling his land is uncertain. His father, Peregrine Mackaness, Sr., was living in Frederick County, Maryland, in 1764 when he sold his land in Prince George’s County. (5) His wife was apparently dead, and he may have been living with his only known child, Peregrine, Jr. However, in the Hopewell Friends History, 1734-1934, Published 1936, is a reference to Frederick County, Virginia, where the will of Nathaniel Thomas was proved on March 1, 1763, with witnesses Mary Magnus and Perry MackNess. This sounds very much like our Peregrine Magness.

    An even more definite reference is found in Bedford County, Virginia, Court Order Book 3, Page 172, when in February 1765 Peregrine Magness was ordered to help view a new Road. This road was from Nicholas Davis’ ferry to James Callaway’s road, and was evidently near the home of Peregrine Magness. This same order book in Bedford County, Virginia, on pages 815 and 820, shows the record of two trials held in 1771. They were not related to the Magness family, but they show the kind of justice administered at the time, with which the Magness family would soon have some experience.

    Both trials dealt with black men held as slaves, and the law was harsher with blacks than with whites, but not much. Dick Nanes, valued at 90 pounds, was charged with stealing goods from a store on December 11, 1771. Brought to trial the next day, he pleaded not guilty, but was found guilty, and the court ordered that "the sheriff hang the said Dick on the 27th day of this month until he is dead." Justice was swift and sure; sixteen days after committing the crime he was dead.

    The other trial was held on December 27, 1771, on the very day Dick was hanged. Robin, the slave of James Buford, was charged with entering the house of John Dawn and stealing "sundry things." He was found guilty, and the court ordered that "the Sheriff set the sd. Robin in the pillory & nail his Ears to the pillory" for one hour, and then give him 39 lashes "on his Bare Back" and then discharge him. Robin was more fortunate than some; he was not hanged, and he did not even have his ears cut off, as was done in some cases.

    Similar administration of justice was found in most of colonial America, including North Carolina, which was where the Magness family went next, and where they stayed for 30 or more years. On December 21, 1786, an order was made to survey for Perry Green Magness 200 acres on both sides of Knob Creek in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. A month later, on January 23, 1769, Perrygreen Magness bought 300 acres on Buffalo Creek in Tryon County from William Sims. (6) In November of that year Peregrine entered 300 acres on both sides of Hickory Creek. He continued to acquire land, and by 1795 owned more than 1500 acres in what started as Tryon County, but later became Rutherford, Lincoln, and cleveland Counties.

    Clarence Griffin’s history of these counties, printed in 1973, notes several patriotic activities of Peregrine Magness. The April 1770 Tryon County Court Minutes show that Perrygreen Magness was commissioned as an ensign in the Tryon milita. On July 26, 1775, the Tryon Committee of Safety was organized, including Captain Mackness’ Company: William Graham, James McAfee, and Perrygreen Mackness. Perrygreen mackness also signed the resolution supporting resistance to British forces, which was drawn by the Committe of Safety. He was among those present at the September 14, 1775, meeting of the Committee of Safety. (7) Besides the contributions of Perregrine Magness, provably all four of his oldest sons served the American cause during the Revolution.

    By the time the Revolutionary War ended, Peregrine Magness was beginning to prosper. The Rutherford County, North Carolina tax list of 1782 shows him with 2 slaves, 8 horses, 27 cattle, and 700 acres of land. (Horses were almost the only transportation at that time, as roads were very poor.) (8) By the 1790 census he owned 3 slaves, which was a relatively small number, but in Rutherford County at that time, only one family in seven owned any slaves at all. Peregrine and Mary in 1790 only had two children at home, apparently their son George and their daughter Sally. Peregrine was about 68 and Mary about 63. They had done well financially and owned much property. Their children were grown and most of them married; they had several grandchildren. They should have been ready to sit back and enjoy the fruits of their labors. Instead, they faced difficult years of trouble and turmoil which would take most of their property and leave Mary and Peregrine almost destitute in their old age.

    I can offer little explanation for the behavior of their sons. They may have had little moral influence in their lives. The Church of England in colonial Maryland was very weak, and we presently have no evidence that the Magness family was active in any church in North Carolina. Historians say that the Christian church in general was weak from the time of the Revolution until the Great Revival of 1800. Some of peregrine’s sons seemed lacking not just morals, but even common judgment. When Peregrine tried to help them, he ended in financial ruin, and in his last years he left his home in North Carolina for the Kentucky frontier. At least four of Peregrine’s got into sever legal difficulties. His son Joseph in 1787 married Arabella Twitty, and in 1789 Joseph’s apparent brother, Zachariah Magness, was tried and convicted of raping Arabella; she accused Joseph of aiding and abetting the act. We still do not know what penalty was imposed on Zachariah; quite possibly it was death by hanging. God lawyers were expensive then, as they are now, and very likely much of the legal expense in this case fell on Peregrine, the father. Joseph got into further difficulties involving his brother George Magness, and by 1795 Joseph had left North Carolina and moved to the Kentucky frontier, in what was then the west.

    George Magness was Peregrine’s youngest son, and he had been in the Morgan District Superior Court in 1785, when he was only 17. He was giving testimony there in 1792. In April 1794 in Lincoln County, George was found guilty of petty larceny. Though a motion was made for appeal, and Robert Wier and Perrygreen Magness each offered to put up 500 pounds bond, the motion was overruled. George was sentenced to “receive ten lashes on the bard back well laid on by the Sheriff between the hours of twelve and one o’clock this Day at the public whipping post.” Even after suffering this punishment, George still had to make bond with his brother William Magness for 500 pounds each "for the good behavior of the said George for one year & a Day." Five hundred pounds was a sizable sum of money for that time; it would buy several hundred acres of land or five strong young slaves.

    Quite possibly the 500-pound bond was forfeited, as George was back in court in October 1794 as the admitted father of a base born child. Again, bond had to be made. Less than a year later he was again in Superior Court on a charge of stealing a horse. Though found not guilty, he was charged with court costs. Having no property other than the clothes on his back, George had to spend three months in jail.

    Meanwhile, George’s brother, Robert Magness, had also been accused of stealing a horse. Like George, he was found not guilty of stealing the horse, but he was found guilty of perjury. As we have already seen in the Virginia cases in 1771 and from George Magness’ ten lashes on the bare back, the penalties of the law could be very harsh. Robert did not want to receive the penalty, whatever it was, and he left the state. This left his father, Peregrine Magness, and his brother, Jonathan Magness, to pay the bond they had put up. Peregrine’s sons William, Benjamin, and Jonathan had made bond in several of these cases, and some had been forfeited. Peregrine had also made bond, besides bearing much of the legal expense of these cases. By 1795 Peregrine was selling land to his son William. (9) Robert’s bond forfeiture was the final blow. In the summer of 1796, the sheriff sold more than 1150 acres of Peregrine’s land at public auction. (10)

    Like his sons before him, Peregrine left North Carolina; in fact, he apparently followed his son Joseph to Woodford County, Kentucky, where on November 3, 1798, he sold to William Magness two slaves for $500. (11) A little over a year later, Peregrine and his sons George and Joseph (and probably Robert) were all in Warren County, Kentucky, where Peregrine on May 8, 1800, made his will. He left all his property (which was probably very little by that time) to his wife Mary to dispose of as she pleased. George and Joseph Magness were named executors, and the will was proved in July 1800. (12) The exact burial place of Peregrine Magness is not now known. Some have thought that he was buried in North Carolina, but I believe that to be extremely unlikely. I would think that he is buried somewhere in Warren County, Kentucky, in an unmarked grave. How long his wife Mary survived him is not now known.

    All the children of Peregrine Magness and his wife Mary are not definitely established, but evidence indicates that they had the following ten sons and one daughter.

    Children of Peregrine Magness and wife Mary

    1. William Magness was born about 1747 in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and moved with his parents to Virginia and later to Tryon County, North Carolina, which in 1779 became Rutherford and Lincoln Counties. William served as captain of a company in Col. Wm. Graham’s Tryon Regiment of Militia during February and March of 1776. (13) William began acquiring land by 1774 (14) and by the time of his death owned about 2500 acres. The 1790 Lincoln County Census shows him with 12 slaves; the 1810 census shows him with 19 slaves. William Magness never married, and he died on May 6, 1816, “Intestate and without legitimate issue.” (15) His estate was eventually divided into seven shares, which went to his living brothers and sisters, and to the heirs of those deceased. However, there was considerable litigation, and the estate was not settled until 1825. Much of what we know about the family comes from these court proceedings. In 1819 four of William’s brothers (Robert, Jonathan, Joseph, and Samuel) brought suit against the administrators, John Roberts and Benjamin Magness. The suit claimed that personal property had been sold worth about $17,000.00 but that still unaccounted for were nine slaves and a large quantity of cider and brandy. (16) When the real estate was divided in 1825, each of the seven shares was valued at $1400.00ma a considerable sun for that time. William Magness was buried near Shelby, North Carolina, on Buffalo Creek in what is now Cleveland County, North Carolina, in the same cemetery as his sister Sarah Roberts and her family. His tombstone says “Sacred to the Memory of William Magness, who died May 6, 1816, age 69 years.

    2. James Magness was probably a son of Peregrine and Mary Magness, but no conclusive evidence has been found to establish him positively as one of their children. James was probably born about 1750 in Maryland. On August 2, 1778, in Tryon County, North Carolina, he made claim to 150 acres on Little Broad River, but the claim was denied because someone else had a prior claim. At the October 1783 Rutherford County, North Carolina, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, and inventory of the estate of James Magness was returned by Abraham Collins, administrator. (Collins appears as a witness on several Magness deeds.) James Magness was apparently unmarried and died with heirs. Some have thought that James died at the Battle of Cowpens on January 17, 1781, and this seems quite possible, though no record has been found at this time.

    3. Perrigreen Magness, Jr., was born in 1753 in Prince George’s County, Maryland. He was technically Perrigreen Magness III, but apparently was never so designated. Both he and his father were sometimes referred to as Perrigreen Magness, Jr., causing occasional confusion. He apparently enlisted in the army on two successive years. He was age 21 and 5 feet 9 inches tall on July 1, 1775 when he enlisted in Captain Eli Kershaw’s Company of Colonel Thompson’s Regiment of South Carolina Rangers. His name also appears on the roll of Colonel William Thompson’s 3rd South Carolina Regiments, with an enlistment date of July 24, 1776. he probably died in early 1785, as William Magness was appointed administrator of his estate in April 1785 by the Rutherford County, North Carolina, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. The inventory showed that he owned four horses and 60 gallons of whiskey (which were sold to William Magness for 32 pounds 5 shillings) and that Ben Magness owed the estate 10 pounds. He was apparently unmarried and died without heirs.

    4. Benjamin Magness is said by one source to have been born April 6, 1754, in St. Georges Parish, Prince Geroge’s County, Maryland, and to have died January 26, 1828, in Rutherford County, North Carolina. (17) He was married about 1775 to Katie Mooney, Daughter of Jacob Mooney, and they had probably eight children. He married second July 10, 1808 in Rutherford County, Nancy Walker, by whom he had four children. On October 20, 1779, he bought 200 acres on Sandy Run Creek. (18) He is listed in the 1790 census of Rutherford County with 1 male over 16, 5 males under 16, and 3 females. Benjamin and his brother-in-law John Roberts in 1816 were appointed administrators of his deceased brother William, (19) a difficult job which lasted nine years. Benjamin himself had a large amount of property at the time of his death. One source says Benjamin had a child jeremiah born 1779 and crushed to death by soldiers in 1781. (20) His other children were named in his will:

    I. Perry Green Magness, born about 1777, lived in Berrien Co., Michigan.

    II. Jacob Magness, born about 1781, died 9 Nov. 1855 in Rutherford Co., NC, married 21 Aug. 1806 in Bath Co., NC, to Edith Webb.

    III. Mary Ann Magness, b. about 1783, d. 1860 Cleveland Co., NC, married John Washburn, 1779-1857.

    IV. James Magness

    V. Benjamin Magness, Jr.

    VI. William Magness, married 29 Jan. 1818 Rutherford Co., NC to Sarah Hamrick.

    VII. Catherine Magness, b. about 1790, married 7 Jul 1810 to John Reynolds.

    Children by second wife, Nancy Walker

    VIII. Joseph Magness, b. 7 Jan. 1810, m. 19 Dec. 1827 Rutherford Co., NC Esther Beam.

    IX. Sarah Magness, b. about 1812, m. 14 Nov. 1831 to Benjamin Franklin Goode.

    X. Samuel Magness, b. 22 Aug. 1817, d. 5 Oct. 1894, Cleveland Co., NC. Married first Susanna Grigg, second 20 Aug. 1868 Mary Whisnant.

    5. Jonathan Magness, also known as John, was born about 1756 in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and is said to have died in 1834 in Independence County, Arkansas. he married about 1779 Patty------, by whom he had several children. She died at age 74 on March 8, 1832, in Independence County, Arkansas. (21) Jonathan married second on June 3, 1832 in Independence County, Rebecca Hammond. The Arkansas Gazette of July 18, 1832, in reporting their marriage mentions that Jonathan was 76 and Rebecca was 20. They are said to have had one daughter Mary Ann, who died young.

    Jonathan in 1779 was granted 150 acres on Big Hickory Creek in Tryon County, joining land of his father. He sold this land in 1790, having in 1788 bought 300 acres on Brushy Creek in Rutherford County, which eh sold in 1794, it being the “Place where said John Magness now lives.” (22) He had five more tracts of land, but in the summer of 1796 they were sold by the sheriff at the same time that much of Jonathan’s father’s land was sold by the sheriff. Apparently this was a result of Jonathan’s making bond for his brother George in the Rutherford County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in October 1794. When George did not fulfill his obligations, the bond was forfeited, and the sheriff sold the land of both Jonathan and Perrigreen Magness. Both of them had also made bond for Robert Magness with similar results. Jonathan apparently left North Carolina about this time. He may have gone with his father to Warren County, Kentucky, or to Davidson County, Tennessee. A few years later he was in neighboring Wilson County, Tennessee, where on 24 August 1806 he paid $800 for 640 acres near Stones River and the Davidson County line. Witnesses were his sons Perry Green and John. On 3 Sept. 1807 he paid $640 for another 640-acre tract on Stuart’s Creek in Wilson County, Tennessee; his sons John and David M. were witnesses. (23)

    About this time Jonathan Magness and his sons became involved with a man named Patton Anderson, an involvement which would have a profound effect on their lives for years to come. The precise nature of their quarrel is not known; it is said to have begun in a land transaction. Whatever it was, it developed very strong feelings on both sides, with bitter disputes between Anderson and Magness whenever they met. They met in October 1810 at the Bedford County courthouse, where the case was to be heard. Before the judge arrived, Jonathan Magness and Patton Anderson began to discuss their old grievance, and both became highly excited. Jonathan’s sons Perry Green and David were standing near, and when Patton Anderson raised his hand with a large knife in it, David Magness drew his pistol and shot Anderson dead. He then gave himself up to the authorities, saying that he did it to save his father from being killed.

    The trial was held in November 1810 at the Williamson County courthouse in Franklin, Tennessee. A rather detailed account of the proceedings is given by John B. Cowden in his book Tennessee’s Celebrated Case, published in 1958. Cowden’s basic account is factual, but he had the mistaken idea that the Perry Green Magness involved was Perry Green Magness (1796-1884) of DeKalb County, Tennessee. (Perry Green Magness of DeKalb County was actually a son of George, making him a younger first cousin of the Perry Green Magness involved in this case. See George Magness listing.)

    Andrew Jackson was a friend of Patton Anderson, and he vowed that all three Magnesses would hang. Jackson appeared as a character witness for Anderson, but the Magnesses had hired the very able Felix Grundy as their attorney; he would one day be Attorney General of the United States. The trial is said to have lasted two weeks and had dozens of witnesses, but when the verdict was returned, David Magness was found guilty not of murder, but of manslaughter. He was sentenced to eleven months imprisonment and to have his left hand branded with the letter M, which was done.

    Jonathan Magness was returned to jail to await his trial, which for various reasons was delayed until May 1812, when he was acquitted by the jury. David then had served his eleven months, but both were still in jail in Nashville. Good lawyers were expensive then, as they are now, and evidently legal charges had taken all the money and property of Jonathan Magness and his sons. When they were required to pay the court costs of some $800, they were unable to do so. They were then held in jail until they should pay. They applied to the Circuit Court to be discharged under the law for the relief of insolvent debtors, but were rejected and so faced the prospect of “perpetual imprisonment.” On September 9. 1812, both Jonathan Magness and his son David petitioned the Tennessee Legislature to release them. No record of action on these petitions was found in the Journal of the 1813 General Assembly, and exactly when the Magnesses were released is not now known.

    Apparently all of them left Tennessee. Jonathan’s son Perry Green was in Arkansas in 1814, and on January 5, 1815, was appointed a justice of the peace in Independence County. Jonathan’s son David Magness, who was branded, apparently became a major in the militia in Arkansas, and on July 4, 1822, made an outstanding patriotic speech at the Independence County Grand Jubilee. (24) Jonathan Magness in 1817 was in Lawrence County, Missouri Territory; (25) in 1819 he was still in Missouri. By 1826 Jonathan was living in Independence Co., Arkansas, (26) where he apparently spent the remainder of his life. Little information is available to me on the children of Jonathan Magness and his wife Patty.

    Those I have are:

    I. David M. Magness, lived in Independence Co., Arkansas.

    II. Perry Green Magness, married Mary ----- (possibly Mary Steele in 1807 in Tennessee), had several children, died in 1828 in Independence Co., Arkansas.

    III. John Magness, who married and had descendants in White Co., Arkansas.

    IV. William Magness

    V. Morgan Magness, born December 18, 1796, died September 1, 1871. married first May 14, 1827 Kezziah Ann Elliott, second june 23, 1845 Susan Dunnigan, 5 children.

    6. Zachariah Magness was probably born about 1759 in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and appears to be the son of Peregrine Magness and wife Mary. More research needs to be done on Zachariah, but the records of Morgan District Superior Court of North Carolina reveals quite a bit. In 1789 Zachariah was convicted of raping Arabella Twity Magness, wife of his brother Joseph; She also accused Joseph of aiding and abetting the act. The papers of Morgan District Superior Court (in Bucked County?) show that on March 12, 1789, the sheriff of Rutherford County was commanded to seize 54 pounds and 9 shillings from the property of Zachariah Magness for debts and sossts in the Morgan Superior Court of Law and Equity “in that case expended whereof the said Zachariah Magmess is convicted and liable of record.” He was convicted, but his sentence has not been found at this time. In 1789, long prison terms were seldom given; the usual sentences were whipping, branding, or hanging. Was Zachariah executed? or did he receive other punishment and move away? His name has not been found further in the North Carolina records. No claim was made on the estate of his brother William Magness who died in 1816, so we assume that Zachariah had died without heirs by that time.

    7. Samuel Magness was born about 1716, probably in Frederick County Virginia. he is thought to have married first about 1784 Mary Morgan, and second by 1800 Nancy Ragin. Nancy and Samuel signed a deed on 22 january 1800, recorded in Greenville Co., SC Deed Book E, page 405. By 1790 Samuel Magness was living in Greenville County, South Carolina with a son and two daughters; by 1800 he had five daughters and three sons. On 3 May 1792 Samuel had a land transaction recorded in Greenville County Deed Book C, page 436. Samuel was still living in Breenville County on December 19, 1817, when he sold his share of the William magness estate to his brother-in-law, John Roberts, for $625. (27) Nevertheless, he joined his three brothers in 1819 in a lawsuit over William’s personal property. (28) Samuel Magness is thought to have moved to Arkansas about 1828, first to Independence County, then to marion County. On 15 August 1829 he made a deed as Samuel Magness of the Territory of Arkansas, County of Independence. (29) Samuel Magness died in Marion County, Arkansas, in 1831. His wife Nancy died there in 1841. Samuel had several children by his two wives; some of their names are not known.

    I. James Magness, b. 25 May 1789 South Carolina, died 2 Aug. 1872 Marion Co., Arkansas. married 22 July 1813 in South Carolina to Narcissa Barnett, b. 12 Feb. 1796 SC, died 26 May 1862 in marion Co., Arkansas.

    II. Joseph Magness, born about 1790 South Carolina, died 1840’s Marion Co., Arkansas, married Martha (Patsy) Springfield in South Carolina.

    III. Perry Green Magness, born about 1801 Greenville Co., SC, married Jane -----. Lived Union Co., Ga 1850, later in Polk Co., Tn., and died after 1880, probably in Fannin Co., Ga. (both James and Perry Green are mentioned as sons of Samuel Magness in Greenville Co., SC Deed Book Q, page 86.)

    IV. Elizabeth (Betty) Magness born about 1810 SC, died 14 July 1889 in Independence Co., Arkansas, married there on 20 Sept. 1829 to Washington Bradley.

    Other Possible children of Samuel:

    V. David Y. Magness, born 1785 NC

    VI. Mary Magness, married ------ Johnson.

    VII. Robert Magness, born about 1809, possibly married Sally Wherle.

    VIII. Daughter who married John Owens.

    8. Robert Magness was born about 1763, probably in Frederick County, Virginia, and died June 22, 1837, in Pulaski County, Arkansas. Some think that his first Wife was Mary Wilson and that his second wife was Lydia Gamble. his wife at the time of his death was Sarah. During the 1790’s at least four of the Magness sons had difficulties with the legal authorities. Robert Magness at this time was tried for stealing a horse and acquitted, but later convicted of perjury. Not wishing to take the punishment (which could be quite harsh), Robert apparently

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    APPENDIX TO PEREGRINE MAGNESS, JR., AND HIS WIFE MARY

    January 1999

    Additional Magness material was recently sent to me by Miles Philbeck of North Carolina, a Magness descendant who has done family research for many years. This material consisted mainly of photocopies of original Rutherford County, N.C. court documents. these were warrants, appearance bonds, depositions, etc., and apparently they existed only as loose papers which were not recorded in the record books. Most of them deal with the case in which Zachariah Magness was accused of raping Arabella Magness, wife of Joseph Magness.

    I give a summary of these papers in more or less chronological order, followed by some further information on Joseph, George, and Robert Magness. These papers do give some possible indication as to how the Zachariah case was resolved; some questions are still left unanswered.

    These papers indicate that not only Zachariah Magness, but William Alexander was also involved in the case with Arabella Magness. No explanation is given for Arabella being at the home of William Magness for several days without her husband, nor is any reason given for the parties involved being so fearful that the slaves of William Magness would hear them. (See Jan. 1788 depositions of Robert Wier.) Arabella made no accusation against her husband Joseph until a week after complaints against William Alexander and Zachariah Magness.

    The final disposition of the case is still not entirely clear. On 16 January 1788, four justices of the peace of Rutherford County signed an order consigning Zachariah Magness, charged with rape and incest, to the jail of Morgan District Superior Court. However, this order was apparently superseded at the same term (Jan. 1788) of the Rutherford County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions when bond was made for Zachariah Magness. Zachariah made bond for 500 pounds to insure his appearance on March 1, 1788, at the Morgan Superior Court "to answer a charge of rape." Perry Magness and Elias Morgan were his sureties for 250 pounds each.

    At the March 1788 term of the Morgan District Superior Court a true bill was returned, apparently by a grand jury, indicting "Zachariah Magness late of the county of Rutherford Labourer" for making an assualt "upon one Arabella Magness...forcibly to ravish and carnally know her..." However, it seems that Zachariah Magness himself did not appear at the March term of the Morgan District Superior Court. Consequently, on 12 March 1788, the clerk of Morgan District Court sent an order to the sheriff of Rutherford County to make known to Zachariah Magness, Peregrine Magness, and Elias Morgan "to appear before the judges of Morgan Superior Court" on September 1, 1788, to show cause if any why final judgment should not be had against them, causing Zachariah to forfeit 500 pounds and Perregrine Magness and Elias Morgan to forfeit 250 pounds each. The deputy sheriff made this know to them on 19 August 1788. So apparently Zachariah Magness did not appear in court on the charge of rape, and the sizable bond was forfeited. In all likelihood, Zachariah left the state in order to avoid the severe penalties which would have been imposed had he been found guilty. By not appearing for trial, he was not found guilty on the charge of rape. However, he had apparently earlier been found guilty of a lesser charge, now unknown, in the Morgan District Superior Court. On 12 March 1789 the clerk of Morgan Superior Court commanded the sheriff of Rutherford County to seize property of Zachariah Magness to the value of 54 pounds 9 shillings "which lately in Morgan Superior Court of Law & Equity the State recovered against him for debt & costs in that case expended whereof the said Zachariah Magness is convicted and liable as appears of record." (The sheriff reported that no goods were found by him.) This obviously was not the rape case, which involved a bond of 500 pounds. The sheriff found no property of Zachariah Magness; probably Zachariah had already left the county and the state. Where Zachariah went is not known, but apparently he had died without heirs by 1816, as neither he nor his heirs made any claim on the estate of his brother William Magness. Arabella Magness and William Alexander:

    30 Oct. 1787. Rutherford Co., N.C., Warrant to bring William Alexander before Jno. Riggs, Justice of the Peace, to any lawful officer of Rutherford Co. Arrabella Magness, wife to Joseph Magness, complains on oath that said Alexander on Saturday, Oct. 20, did with force "enter into her bed where she lay at the house of William Magnesses" and attempted "to commit a Rape on her," and would have "if it had not been for Zachariah Magness who came & Prevented his bad & wicked intention." Also said Alexander on Oct. 26th "did come into the house of William Magness's and in the dead time of the said night did then and there come into her bed when she was asleep...[and] contrary to her will did then and there Feloniously Ravish her the said Arrabella"

    6 Nov. 1787. Rutherford Co. N.C. Jno. Riggs, Justice of the Peace, to the sheriff of gaol [jail] keeper of Morgan District. Riggs sends "the body of William Alexander, apprehended for forceably commiting a Rape on the body of Arrabella Magness the wife of Joseph Magness on friday night the 26 of October last... him safely keep in the gaol...without Bale...fail not."
    14 Jan. 1788.Rutherford Co., N.C. George More, Justice of the Peace. William Graham is security for 100 pounds for Arrabella Magness wife of Joseph Magness to appear on 1 March in Superior Court of Law & Equity to prosecute William Alexander for rape.

    Zachariah Magness

    30 Oct. 1787.Rutherford Co., N.C. Jno. Riggs, Justice of the Peace, to any lawful Officer of said County, warrant to bring Zachariah Magness before him or some other J.P. Arrabella Magness, wife to Joseph Magness, complains that on Saturday, Oct. 20th "Zachariah Magness did come in a forceable manner into her bed where she was alying and did violently make and assault and with force did then and there endeavour to Ravish her the said Arrabella, the first time he came in said night, and afterwards in the said night, he did come again into her bed, and when she awoke, did find him the said Zachariah Magness upon her and carnally aknowing of her, contrary to her knowledge 7 will..."
    16 Jan. 1788. Rutherford Co., N.C. Jno. Riggs, Jas. Whiteside, Wm. Grant,and Stephen Willis, all Justices of the Peace, to the sheriff of Rutherford County and to the Gaoler of Morgan Superior Court & Gaol, "send you the body of the said Zachary Magness... him safely keep within the walls of your prison until he shall be thence Discharged by due course of law..." [No mention of bail] He is "charged with Rape and Incest by the oath of Arrabella Magness..."

    at January Court 1788. Rutherford Co., N.C. Zachariah Magness is indebted to the State of North Carolina 500 pounds; debt to be void if he makes his personal appearance on March 1 at Morgan Superior Court "to answer a charge of Rape...& not depart thence without leave"


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    Perry Magness, security, is indebted to State 250 pounds if Zachariah does not appear.
    Elias Morgan, security, is indebted to State 250 pounds if Zachariah does not appear.

    March term 1788. Morgan District, N.C., Superior Court of Law & Equity.
    A true bill [from the grand jury. An indictment, meaning that the defendant must stand trial for this offense.] W. Avery, attorney for the state. "The Jurors for the State upon their oath, present that Zachariah Magness late of the County of Rutherford Labourer on the Night" of October 20, 1787, made an assault "upon one Arabella Magness wife of Joseph Magness... forcibly to ravish & carnally know her the said Arabella... against the peace & Dignity of the State.

    January Court 1788. Rutherford Co., N.C. Deposition of Robert Wier.
    "On a complaint Arrabella Magness wife of Joseph Magness against Zachariah Magness now under consideration of the court -- Incest & Rape.

    Robert Wier maketh oath that he was at the house of William Graham Esquire about a week after the affair happened which is now the cause of complaint before the court. That after some other conversation passed, the above named Arrabella did not mention to him the deponent anything for her being ravished by Zac; Magness, but said words to this effect, that William Alexander and Zac: Magness had to do with her three times each in one night -- twice she was awake and four times asleep -- he the deponent asked the reason why she did not cry out for assistance. She answered that they, meaning Zac: and William, requested that she ought not to make a noise lest the negroes should hear her or them -- and further that she said that the first time William had to do with her she did cry out for Zachariah.
    Sworn & signed in open court. "Robert Wier"

    12 March 1788. William Erwin, clerk of Morgan District, to Sheriff of Rutherford Co., N.C. Make known to Zachariah Magness, Peregrine Magness, and Elias Morgan to "appear before the Judges of Morgan Superior Court" on Sept. 1 to show cause if any why final judgment should not be had against them and they forfeit for Zachariah 500 pounds and 250 pounds each for Peregrine and for Elias Morgan. Endorsed on the back: "August 19th... Maid known in the presence of John Roberts & John Ward by Me Yelvaton Nevill C shff"

    12 March 1789. "To the Sheriff of Rutherford County, Greeting. We command you that of the goods and chattels Lands and Tenements of Zachariah Magness you make the sum of Fifty four Pounds Nine shillings which lately in Morgan Superior Court of Law & Equity the State recovered against him for debt & costs in that case expended whereof the said Zachariah Magness is convicted and liable as appears of record and have the said monies to pay into my office on the first day of September Next. Witness William Erwin clerk of said court at office the 12 day of March 1789."
    [On the back.} "State vs. Magness to Morgan Sup. Ct. March 1789"
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    Know goods found by me Heardford [?] D Shff

    Know goods found by Robt. Irvine shff [Illegible date] 1789

    7 November 1787. Rutherford Co., NC. Jno Rigg, Justice of the Peace to any Lawfull Officer of sd. County, warrant to bring Joseph Magness before him or any other J.P. to answer complaint of Arrabella Magness wife of Joseph Magness "that she has good cause to suspect that her husband Joseph Magness was present Aiding and Assisting or procuring her being Ravished by William Allexander on the night of the 26 of October last."
    "Summons George Magness and Anneriter McCray for Evidence in the above case"

    9 Nov. 1787. Jno. Riggs, J.P. Joseph Magness and John Magness, his security, make bond for 200 pounds each that "Joseph Magness should personally appear at our Next Superior Court to be held on the first day of March Next at the court House of Morgan District to Answer the Accusation of Arribella Magness his wife on Suspition of his procuring her being Ravished."

    George Magness
    12 Sept. 1789. Morgan District, NC. William Erwin, Clerk of Superior Court to sheriff of Rutherford Co., NC. George Magness made bond for 100 pounds and Peregrine Magness and John Magness, his securities, for 50 pounds each, on condition that George Magness appear in Superior Court "for Morgan District at Burke Court House' on Sept. 1. "They were solemnly called failled to appear" and judgment was entered against them for 200 pounds. They are to be notified to appear in Superior Court on March 1, [1790]
    Endorsed on the back thus:
    Jan. 27th 1790 Perygreen Magness notified in presence Thos. Harden and John Roberts. Robt. Irvine Shff
    John Magness Notfd. in presence of Thom Coventon John Herod by me Robt. Irvine Shff
    George Magness Notfd. in Presents of Thos. Camp and James Camp by me Robt. Irvine Shff

    Robert Magness
    7 January 1793. Rutherford Co., NC. Wm. Graham, Justice of the Peace, receives complaint of Robert Magness that William Tate does detain from him his lawful property, a bay horse with a blaze face.

    10 January 1793. Wm. Graham, J.P., took depositions in the above case from Isaac Collins, Thomas Harrid, Jr., Jonathan Fouch, and John Fouch.
    Deposition of George Magness:
    "George Magness saith 25th Decbr. 1792 he & his brother Robert met William Tate Between his fathers & his house." At that time Robert Magness and Tate swapped horses, with Tate giving 6 pounds boot. If not satisfied, Magness could have his horse back within a week or ten days.
    Signed George Magness
    Wm Graham took bond of 20 pounds each from William Tate and his security James Burkendol. Also from Robert Magness, George Magness, Isaac Collins, and Thomas Harrid, Jr. All are to appear in Morgan Superior Court on March 1, 1793.

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    End Notes

    (1). Prince George’s Co., Maryland Deed Book Q, p. 218.

    (2). Prince George’s Co., Maryland Deed Book NN, p. 522.

    (3). Calendar of Maryland State Pagers, The Black Book, 1758-59, p. 137.

    (4). Prince George’s Co., Maryland Deed Book RR, p. 44.

    (5). Prince George’s Co., Maryland Deed Book RR, p. 231.

    (6). Tryon Co., North Carolina Deed Book, 1, p. 51.

    (7). Griffin, Clarance W., History of Old Tryon and Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1730-1936. Asheville, 1937. Pages 10, 16, 18, and 27.

    (8). Griffin, History, p. 122.

    (9). Rutherford Co., NC Deed Book M-Q, p. 241.

    (10). Rutherford Co., NC Deed Book R, pages 52, 54, 62, 64, 66, and 92.

    (11). Lincoln Co., NC Deed Book 19, p. 16.

    (12). Warren Co., Kentucky Will Book A, p. 16.

    (13). Roster of North Carolina Soldiers in the Revolutionary War, page 42.

    (14). Tryon Co., NC Deed Book 2, p. 31.

    (15). Lincoln Co., NC Chancery Court of Equity, Magness suit, April 23, 1819.

    (16). Same.

    (17). Rutherford Co., NC, Deed Book 2, p. 31.

    (18). Rutherford Co., NC, Deed Book J-L, p. 198.

    (19). Lincoln Co., NC Chancery Court of Equity, 23 April 1819.

    (20). Heritage of Cleveland County, Vol. I, p. 409.

    (21). Arkansas Gazette, 21 March 1832.

    (22). Rutherford Co., Nc Deed Book J-L, pages 224 and 407.

    (23). Wilson County, Tennessee Deed Books B, p. 227 and C, p. 113.

    (24). Shinn, Joseph H., Pioneers and Makers of Arkansas, Little Rock, 1908, page ---.

    (25). Lincoln Co., NC Deed Book 28, p. 36.

    (26). Lincoln Co., NC Deed Book 36, p. 38.

    (27). Lincoln Co., NC Deed Book 28, p. 160.

    (28). Lincoln Co., NC Chancery Court of Equity, Magness suit, April 23, 1819.

    (29). Greenville Co., South Carolina Deed Book Q. p. 223.

    (30). Warren County, Kentucky Order Book B. p. 82.

    (31). Rutherford County, Tennessee Deed Book B, p. 82.

    (32). Lincoln Co., NC Deed Book 28, p. 106, and Lincoln Co., NC Chancery Court of Equity, Magness suit, 23 April 1819.

    (33). Rutherford Co., NC Deed Book J-L, p. 123.

    (34). Warren Co., Kentucky Will Book A, p. 16.

    (35). Warren Co., Kentucky Deed Book 5, p. 447.

    (36). Lincoln Co., NC Deed Book 27, p. 383.

    (37). Warren Co., Kentucky Order Book E, p. 123.

    (38). Rutherford Co., NC Deed Book 35, pages 221 and 224.

    (39). Rutherford Co., NC Deed Book R. p. 95.

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    A prominent North Carolina Patriot as evidenced as one of forty-nine signatories of the Tryon Association's Statement, August 14, 1775;

    "An Association

    The unprecedented,barbarous and bloody actions committed by the British Troops on our American Brethren near Boston on the 19th of April and 20th of May last ,together with the Hostile operations and Traiterous Designs now Carrying on by the Tools of Administerial Vengeance and Despostism for the subjugating all British America, suggest to us the painful necessity of having recourse to Arms for the preservation of those Rights and Liberties which the principles of our Constitution and Laws of god, Nature and Nations, have made it our duty to defend.

    We, therefore, the Subscribers, Freeholders and Inhabitants of Tryon County do hereby faithfully unite ourselves under the most sacred ties of Religion, Honor and Love to Our Country, firmly to Resist force by force, in defense of our Natural Freedom and Constitutional Rights against all Invasions, and at the same time do solemnly engage to take up Arms and Risque our lives and fortunes in maintaining the Freedom of our Country, whenever the Wisdom and Council of the Continental Congress or our Provincial Convention shall declare it necessary, and this Engagement we will continue in and hold sacred till a Reconciliation shall take place between Great Britain and America on Constitutional principles, which we most ardently desire.

    And we do firmly agree to hold all such persons Inimical to liberties of America, who shall refuse to subscribe to this Association. Signed by:

    Perygren Mackness

    Resolved that we will continue to profess all Loyalty and attachment to our Sovereign Lord, King George the Third, His Crown & Dignity, so long as he secures to us those Rights and Liberties which the principles of Our Constitution require. Signed by John Walker, Chairman."

    Abstracted by David A. Hennessee from "The Annals of Lincoln County", pp., 20-21, by William L. Sherrill and re-published, 1972, by Regional Publishing Company, Baltimore,MD


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    Abstracted from, "The House of Magness", by John B. Cowden, 1956, p. 7;


    "In the name God Amen. I Perregreen Magnis of the County of Warren and the State of Kentucky being in a low state of health but in perfect sence and memory do constitute & appoint this my last Will & Testament in manner & form following (Viz.)
    1st. My will is that all my just debts shall be paid. I then lend to my loving Wife Mary Magnis my whole Estate during her natural life and at the death of the said Mary Magnis she is to have the free & and voluntary
    disposal thereof. Also my Will & and desire is that George Magins & Joseph Magnis shall by my whole & and soul Executor.

    In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal this the 8th day of May 1800.

    Test. Perregreen Magnis (seal)
    Wm. Black
    John Black.
    Probated July Court 1800

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    20 Sep 2009:

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

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

    "Magnes, Peregreen 2,0,2,0,3"

    1790 Census North Carolina
    Rutherford County Morgan District

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

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    Re: Peregrine Magness

    Posted by: David Dunn dadunn@terranova.net Date: February 01, 2002 at 15:07:17

    In Reply to: Re: Peregrine Magness by David Dunn of 592

    Thanks and please do let us all know if you find anything new. I did follow up on the Frederick Co. reference when in DC in January. It occurs in the book "Hopewell Friends History" p. 18 where "Mary Magnus" and "Perrygren MackNess" are named as witnesses to the will of Nathaniel Thomas probated there in 1763. Iooked at every other Frederick Co. source at the DAR and LOC and found no other references to the Magness family. Now, Benjamin is certainly the son of Peregrine (Jr.) and Mary - his birth record appears in the parish records of Prince George's Parish, Prince George's Co MD.

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    Posted by: Jeffrey L. Martin Date: June 08, 1998 at 16:43:15
    of 695

    Well.. after reading EVERY post to this Magness Forum Page.. this is what I came up with. Please feel free to comment on any mistakes I've made. I'm interested in the Magness family that married into the Hamricks, Roberts and Martins in and around Rutherford/Cleveland Co. NC during the early 1800s.
    Descendants of Perrygreen Magness

    Generation No. 1

    1. Perrygreen1 Magness was born Abt. 1722 in England, and died July 1800 in Warren Co. KY. He married Mary.

    Children of Perrygreen Magness and Mary are:

    2 i. Susannah2 Magness.
    3 ii. William Magness, born 1765; died 1817.
    4 iii. Joseph Magness, born 1768. He married Anna Belle Twitty August 03, 1787.
    5 iv. Benjamin Magness, Sr., born 1772; died 1828 in Rutherford Co. NC. He married Nancy Elizabeth Mauney.
    6 v. Sarah Magness, born February 16, 1772 in Tryon Co. NC; died October 16, 1828 in Lincoln Co. NC. She married John Morris Roberts, Col. Abt. 1790 in Rutherford Co. NC.
    7 vi. George Magness, born 1774. He married Mary Durham.
    8 vii. Jonathan Magness, born 1778. He married Elizabeth Staritt Abt. 1810.
    9 viii. Robert Magness, born Abt. 1780.
    10 ix. Patsy Magness, born 1782. She married David Preston July 02, 1997 in Lincoln Co. KY.
    11 x. David Magness, born 1784.
    12 xi. Morgan Magness, born Abt. 1791 in Tryon Co. NC.
    13 xii. Sallie Magness, born Abt. 1794. She married William Hicks.

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    Subject: Children of Perygren Mackness
    Author: HarrietFrye
    Date: Tuesday, 15 February 2000
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    Don, I haven't been ignoring you. Since I left my message, I've realized there are considerably more than two versions of the list of Perygren Mackness' children. In fact, there seem to be almost as many versions as there are researchers. I think the best way to answer your question is to tell you which children I'm able to document, and which ones I'm still unconvinced about, and why.

    First, I use "Perygren Mackness" for the patriarch of this North Carolina branch of the family because that's the way he spelled it when he signed the Old Tryon County Declaration of Independence. Several transcribed deed records from Old Tryon use the name "Magness," but as far as I can tell from Rutherford County records, Perygren himself always used the name "Mackness."

    If we start with the fact that Perygren named George and Joseph as his sons in his will, then we can document some other family members for certain. When William Magness died in 1816, he left a large estate, and there's a lot of paperwork naming the siblings who were entitled to inherit. Here are the people in my records:

    William, 1747-1816. Died in Lincoln County, NC. Although one record says he was married to Jane Onstott, I think the compiler of this record has confused him with one of his nephews from Arkansas. Apparently, Perygren's son William never married, which is why his siblings and their descendants were his heirs.

    George. Most people seem to think he was a younger son, but I'm dubious. When William died in 1816, George's son Perry Green Magness was living in Indiana. He filed papers regarding William's estate, identifying himself as the son of George Magness, deceased. The 1820 census shows that he was already over 45 at the time, which means he was born before 1775. This means that George was probably born before 1755 and was an elder son, not a younger.

    Perry Green Magness. Born about 1753 or 1754. He was 21 when he entered Revolutionary service in 1775. He died before 1785; his brother William was the administrator of his estate. Although we can't document that he was Perygren's son, it's hard to see who else he could have been, so I don't have any qualms about including him on the list.

    Benjamin. His descendants always thought he was born about 1755, but they also said he was the second son. If so, he was probably a little older than they thought. His oldest son, Perry Green Magness, gave his age as 83 when he was enumerated in the 1850 census of Berrien County, Michigan, which would have given him a birth date of c.1767. He may have been a little off, but I still think Benjamin was probably born around 1749 or 1750.

    Jonathan. Moved to Independence County, Arkansas. Filed papers regarding William's estate. I have no fix on his age, but he was having kids in the 1790's.

    Robert. Everything I just said about Jonathan applies to him, too.

    Samuel. Born in Maryland about 1761, according to nearly everybody. Filed papers regarding William's estate. You'll find some sources that claim Samuel's first wife was Ann Ware, but I think they're confusing him with one of his cousins from the branch that remained in Maryland.

    Joseph. Moved to Kentucky with his father. Filed papers regarding William's estate.

    Sarah. Supposedly born in 1772, which agrees with your records. Married Colonel John Roberts. Also an heir of William Magness, according to estate records.

    There was one more heir in William's estate records that I can't pin down for certain: Perry Green Magness of Warren County, Tennessee, who was born in 1796. Some sources, including yours, claim that he was a late son of Perygren. At least one descendant claims that he was a son of George and supports this claim with quite a bit of documentation, but I keep coming up against the fact that George's son Perry Green was much older, was living in Indiana when William died, and filed a separate set of papers in the estate records.

    The people who have been researching this Perry Green Magness don't agree on his parentage, but they all say he had a sister Sally, who married William Hicks and also moved to Warren County. This seems to argue against his having been a son of Perygren, whose daughter Sarah was still living when her brother William died in 1816. I'm wondering whether he might have been a grandson, rather than a son -- especially because I seem to be finding records of an extra George Magness who may have been a son of one of Perygren's sons. (Sorry to be so vague on this one; I'd have to dig through all my paper piles to find it, and it would be an ugly process!)

    I've tentatively assigned one more son, James, to this family. All I know about James is that he died in Rutherford County, NC before July 1783 and that he was old enough to have an estate. A man named William Twitty, quite possibly related to Joseph Magness' wife Annabella Twitty, was one of the bondsmen in his estate records.

    If there was a son named David, I haven't ever seen a trace of him, and he almost certainly wasn't living when William died in 1816. I've been wondering whether somebody has confused him with Jonathan Magness' son David, who served as his father's attorney in the estate of William.

    Since I wasn't aware that anybody had assigned daughters named Patsy and Susannah to Perygren, I didn't think to look for their husbands' names in William's estate records. I'm wondering whether they might also have been grandchildren; a check of the North Carolina records might answer that question for us. In the case of Susannah, it would surprise me if she were Perygren's daughter, because she supposedly lived and died in Rutherford County, yet none of Benjamin Magness' descendants include her in their records of Benjamin's siblings. Patsy supposedly married in Kentucky in 1797; if I had to guess, I'd theorize that she was a daughter of either George or Joseph.

    I've been wondering whether some of these "extra" children (Susannah, George, and one or two others I can't pin down) might actually have been the children of Peregrine Magness, Jr. He was about 30 when he died, but we don't seem to know anything definitive about his family. I've even seen one message claiming that he, and not his father, was the person who married Sarah Hamrick. (The Hamricks are a whole different story -- most researchers of this line have concluded that George Hamrick and Nancy Cook, whoever they might have been, had nothing to do with anything.)

    I've seen at least one record that includes another supposed son, Zachariah. Again, I can only say that I haven't seen a trace of anybody by this name in this generation of Magnesses.

    I hope I've clarified things a little, rather than confusing them utterly. Maybe, if we all get our heads together, we can straighten some of this stuff out.

    Birth:
    Map & History of Prince George's County ...http://bit.ly/VOUm5X

    Peregrine married Mary Naylor Abt 1745, (Prince George's County, Maryland). Mary (daughter of James Naylor and Ann Jones) was born ~ 1725, (Prince George's County, Maryland); died Aft 1800. [Group Sheet]


  2. 33.  Mary Naylor was born ~ 1725, (Prince George's County, Maryland) (daughter of James Naylor and Ann Jones); died Aft 1800.

    Notes:

    No, this James Naylor was born 1688 and died 2nd May 1769 in Maryland. He was the son of George Naylor (the immigrant) and Elizabeth. Lots of Ancestry trees, not all correct or up to date. This info regarding the Magness link has only just come to light and does not appear on any tree. I have attached a copy of Ann (Jones) Naylors will probated by son Samuel in 1779. Daughter Mary Naylor (Magness) is named in the will.

    On 12 April 2013 21:09, wrote:

    Hello Barrie.

    Thanks for the update. Would this possibly be the same James Naylor:

    http://thehennesseefamily.com/getperson.php?personID=I29293&tree=hennessee


    Thank you,


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    From: Barrie Naylor [mailto:info@classroomfurniture.com]
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    Subject: Proposed Change: Family: Peregrine Magness/Mary (F1556)

    Proposed Change: Family: Peregrine Magness/Mary (F1556)
    Tree: The Hennessee Family
    Link:
    http://thehennesseefamily.com/genealogy/familygroup.php?familyID=F1556&tree=hennessee

    Description: Peregrines wife Mary in all probability was Mary Naylor daughter of James Naylor & Ann Jones. Named in the will of Ann (Jones) Naylor in 1779.

    Barrie

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    Re: ACHILLES DURHAM
    Posted By:DARRAL LAWSON
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    Subject:Re: ACHILLES DURHAM
    Post Date:September 29, 1998 at 18:10:29
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    not the right mary polly this mary married george magness ,son of perrygreene magness and sarah hamrick married george magness oct 1794 linclon co n.c.
    DARRAL LAWSON

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    Re: Hamrick

    Posted by: Harriet Frye Date: January 30, 2000 at 15:54:15

    In Reply to: Re: Hamrick by Nancy Clark of 384

    Nancy, I'm trying to find out more about Sarah Hamrick, the first wife of Perygren Mackness, whose family moved to the Mecklenburg/Old Tryon County, NC area in the 1760's. Tradition among the North Carolina families is that Sarah was the daughter of George Hamrick and Nancy Cook, but I've seen a variation that says she was the daughter of Moses Bridges Hamrick. Do you know anything about any of this?

    Also, do you know anything about the claim by Rev. Jones, who wrote the old book about this family, that the George Hamrick who married Nancy Cook was the same George Hamerich who emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1731? After looking at the records of these two men, I think Rev. Jones might have been guessing.

    Anything you can tell me about George and Nancy would be helpful. Thanks.

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    Children:
    1. William Magness was born 0___ 1747, Prince George's County, Maryland; died 6 May 1816, (Rutherford County) North Carolina; was buried Roberts Family Cemetery, Kings Mountain, Cleveland County, North Carolina.
    2. James Magness was born ~ 1750, (Prince George's County, Maryland); died ~ 1781.
    3. Perry Green Magness, Jr. was born 0___ 1753, Prince George's County, Maryland; died 0___ 1785, (Rutherford County) North Carolina.
    4. Benjamin Magness was born 6 Apr 1754, Prince George's County, Maryland; died 26 Jan 1828, Rutherford County, North Carolina.
    5. Jonathan Magness was born 0___ 1757, Prince George's County, Maryland; died 0___ 1834, Magness, Independence County, Arkansas; was buried Magness Cemetery, Magness, Independence County, Arkansas.
    6. Samuel Magness was born ~ 1761, Prince George's County, Maryland; died 0___ 1831, Marion County, Arkansas.
    7. Zachariah Magness was born ~ 1759, Prince George's County, Maryland.
    8. Robert Magness was born 0___ 1763, Frederick County, Virginia; died 22 Jun 1837, Pulaski County, Arkansas.
    9. Joseph Magness was born 0___ 1765, (Bedford County) Virginia; died Warren County, Kentucky.
    10. 16. George Magness was born 0___ 1768, Lincoln County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1817, Orange County, Indiana.
    11. Sarah Magness was born 16 Feb 1772, Lincoln County, North Carolina; died 16 Oct 1828, Lincoln County, North Carolina; was buried Roberts Family Cemetery, Kings Mountain, Cleveland County, North Carolina.

  3. 34.  Achilles Durham was born 0___ 1741, Commonwealth of Virginia (son of John William 'William' Durham and Sarah Elizabeth "Elizabeth" Cate); died 0___ 1814, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Residence: Haw River, Alamance County, North Carolina
    • Also Known As: Akillis Durham
    • Residence: 0___ 1783, Rutherford County, North Carolina

    Notes:

    According to family tradition, the Durhams were descended from the Durhams who were the Lairds of Grange in Forfarshire, Scotland. The original charter was granted in 1322 by Robert Bruce, King of Scotland, to Sir William Durham, who became the first Laird of Grange.

    Robert Lee Durham said that his great-great-grandfather, Achilles Durham, was born in Virginia. Kate Durham, Achilles' great-granddaughter, said that he was born in England and came to Virginia as an infant with his parents.

    In 1995, Marla Goodrich said she heard Achilles was in Lunenburg County, Virginia, prior to coming to North Carolina.

    Achilles Durham moved from Virginia with his mother, Elizabeth Cates Durham, to the Haw River settlement of Orange County, North Carolina. There he married a widow, Mrs. Mary Cates Hardin, in 1770. In 1783, they moved to what is now Cleveland County, North Carolina, almost exactly on the line between Lincoln and Rutherford Counties.

    Achilles' mother died in Rutherford County and was buried near where the present town of Shelby was later located. After the death of his first wife who was the mother of all his children, Achilles married Edith Hicks on March 21, 1806. They moved to South Carolina and settled in what is now Spartanburg County. Achilles died there and was buried at Buck Creek Baptist Church, which is a few miles north of Spartanburg.

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    20 Sep 2009:

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

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

    "Durhan, Kellis 2,2,5,0,0"

    1790 Census North Carolina
    Rutherford County Morgan District

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

    21 Apr 2012: Found this interesting research on Achilles' antecedents which runs contrary to current DURHAM ancestry... http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~donnykrun/Richard_Durham_Research.htm

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    I have numbered the generations and put a little information about these 11 generations of Durhams.I have siblings for some of these Durhams and more extensive notes, especially about problems resulting from information from different people.I cannot vouch for the accuracy of this information, as I got it from at least four different sources.If you want the complete file, email me at mdr36@gnt.net.Can you give me birth, marriage, and death dates forAchilles and his siblings?I’m hoping to connect Achilles to my DURHAMs.Thanks.

    1. William DURHAM. Born About 1322.Died during the reign of Prince David Bruce who reigned until 1371.
    2. Michael DURHAM. Born About 1397.
    3. John DURHAM. Born About 1457.
    4. Thomas DURHAM. Born About 1480.
    5. John DURHAM. Born About 1507.
    6. Alexander DURHAM. Born After 1525. Minder of the Royal Mint.Married Janet ERSKINE, daughter of John ERSKINE, Baronof Dun.Living in 1525. 6th Baron of Grange.
    7. William DURHAM. Born About 1554. Ancestor of the DURHAMs of the Grange. 7th Lord of Grange
    8. William DURHAM. Born About 1609. 8th Lord of Grange
    9. William DURHAM. Born After 1609. 9th Laird of Grange (Durham 1990).
    10. William DURHAM. Born Before 1700 in England. Died inVA.He married Elizabeth CATES. Born Before 1710. Died in Cleveland Co., NC.
    11. Achilles DURHAM. Born About 1750 in England?/NC?/VA?. Died About 1810, buried in Buck Creek Ch.Cem., Spartanburg, SC.He first married Mary Unica CATES, 1770 in Orange Co., NC.Born Before 1755 in VA. Died Before 1806 in Cleveland,Rutherford Co., NC.

    1. William DURHAM. Born About 1322.Died during the reign of Prince David Bruce who reigned until 1371.
    2. Michael DURHAM. Born About 1397.
    3. John DURHAM. Born About 1457.
    4. Thomas DURHAM. Born About 1480.
    5. John DURHAM. Born About 1507.
    6. Alexander DURHAM. Born After 1525. Minder of the Royal Mint.Married Janet ERSKINE, daughter of John ERSKINE, Baronof Dun.Living in 1525. 6th Baron of Grange.
    7. William DURHAM. Born About 1554. Ancestor of the DURHAMs of the Grange. 7th Lord of Grange
    8. William DURHAM. Born About 1609. 8th Lord of Grange
    9. William DURHAM. Born After 1609. 9th Laird of Grange (Durham 1990).
    10. William DURHAM. Born Before 1700 in England. Died in VA.He married Elizabeth CATES. Born Before 1710. Died in Cleveland Co., NC.
    11. Achilles DURHAM. Born About 1750 inEngland?/NC?/VA?. Died About 1810, buried in Buck Creek Ch.Cem., Spartanburg, SC.He first married Mary Unica CATES, 1770 in Orange Co., NC.Born Before 1755 in VA. Died Before 1806 in Cleveland,Rutherford Co., NC. His name is spelled Akillis in some NC records (North Carolina Marriages 1717-1868, Hunting for Bears).

    His name is spelled Akillis in some NC records (North Carolina Marriages 1717-1868, Hunting for Bears).

    Shirley CARTER says he was born in VA, and came to the Haw River settlement of Orange Co., NC with his widowed mother, Elizabeth, while in his youth.About 1783, Achilles came to Rutherford Co., NC along with his mother, wife and children; they settled near the Lincoln/Rutherford Co., line where present-day Shelby is. His mother died there. His wife, Mary, died shortly after 1800.

    .
    RockyIII@aol.com. (prob. Rocky Strickland).

    Info from a letter to Melvin DURHAM from Shirley CARTER, Rt. 5, Box 208C, Andalusia, AL 36420.

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    Achilles Durham & Mary Cates

    ACHILLES DURHAM married MARY CATES. He was the son of ELIZABETH CATES and possibly WILLIAM DURHAM.

    Some interesting reading on this family:

    http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/DURHAM/2001-06/0993659926

    From: RockyIII@aol.com
    Subject: Re: Durham family in Rutherford Co., NC
    Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 12:38:46 EDT


    Greg,

    Welcome to the list! The Achilles Durham (1825-1901) you mentioned who was married to Amelia Beam (1823-1900) was the son of Lemuel Newton Durham (1798-1881) and Temperance Scruggs (1802-1887). Lemuel was a son of Charles Alexander Durham (1773-1850) and Patience Davis (1772-1862). Charles was a son of Achilles Durham (ca. 1740 - ca. 1814)

    I believe Elizabeth Durham (1779-1846), wife of Berryman Hicks (1778-1839)and mother of Artimency Hicks Lovelace (1813-1854), was the daughter of Achilles Durham (ca. 1740 - ca. 1814) and Mary Cates. I have the children of Achilles Durham and Mary Cates as follows:

    Charles Alexander Durham (1773-1850)
    Sarah Durham
    Mary "Polly" Durham
    Richard Durham (1777-1844)
    Elizabeth Durham (born 1-31-1779 Orange Co., NC, died 4-24-1846 Spartanburg Co., SC)

    Achilles Durham, supposedly as a youth, moved from Virginia with his mother,Elizabeth Cates, to the Haw River settlement of Orange County, North Carolina. There he married a widow, Mrs. Mary Cates Hardin, in 1770. He was listed in the 1779 Orange County tax roll.

    In 1783, Achilles moved to what is now Cleveland County, North Carolina,almost exactly on the line between Lincoln and Rutherford Counties, bringing his mother, wife, and children.

    Achilles Durham purchased 200 acres of land from Jonathan Davis on December 21, 1791 for 50 pds., and he sold the land to John Lindsey on October 8, 1792, for 60 pds. (Chatham County, NC, deed records).

    There are two Durhams listed as heads of households in the 1790 census of would have included his mother. William Durham was listed in the 14th Company, Morgan District, with himself and one son over 16, and two women in the family.

    Achilles' mother died in Rutherford County and was buried near where the present town of Shelby was later located. After the death of his first wife who was the mother of all his children, Achilles married Edith Hicks on March 21, 1806.

    In "Rutherford County, North Carolina Abstracts of Wills, 1779-1822," p. 52,abstracted and compiled by Carolina Heath Davis, an Edith Durham received 10 shillings as the daughter of Richard Hicks. Two grandchildren with the surname Hicks also inherited.

    On January 23, 1801, Achilles Durham purchased 100 acres of land on both David Forrester for $100. Witnesses were Beryman Hicks and David Cantrell. The witness oath was dated March 4, 1802, and signed by Beryman Hicks. The 330-332).

    On December 9, 1809, Achiles Durham of Rutherford County, North Carolina, sold 100 acres of land on the waters of Buck Creek to Daniel Cantrell of Spartanburg District, South Carolina, for $140. Witnesses were John Martin, John Blackwell, and Dicy Hicks. The witness oath was dated August 18, 1812, and signed by John Blackwell. The deed was recorded on April 6, 1813 (Spartanburg County, SC, Deed Book N, 282-283).

    In the 1810 census of Rutherford County, an "Acles" Durham was listed as head were also three children listed, the youngest under 10.

    Achilles was buried at Buck Creek Baptist Church, which is a few miles north established by 1815, at which time he was not listed as a member. This would put Achilles' death sometime around 1813-1815.

    Robert Lee Durham, a great-great-grandson of Achilles Durham, wrote an Thursday, April 30, 1936. He wrote, "I visited the Buck Creek Baptist Church and cemetery a few years ago; and found there are many unmarked graves in it; of this first Achilles Durham."

    Rocky Strickland
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    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~donnykrun/Richard_Durham_Research.htm

    Here are the two original family accounts. This is the first Durham story.

    Another old original document was written by Robert L. Durham who was a decendent to Achilles Durham. This clipping appeared in the Forrest City, North Carolina Courier Thursday, April 30, 1936. "The first Achilles Durham, who moved into Rutherford County about the year 1783, came from Virginia, bringing with him his mother, whose maiden name was Elizabeth Cates."

    After years of searching for the illusive Elizabeth Cates let me share my findings. Throughout the world in the early 1700s there were only four places to find an Elizabeth Cates. In Norfolk, England, New Hampshire, Virginia with the Robert Cates family, and in Beaufort, North Carolina. If you believe the story that Elizabeth Cates was the mother of Achilles and Matthew Durham then you are looking for a person born between 1700-1715. Keep in mind also, that for practical purposes, Elizabeth Cates would have had been able to have children for a twenty year period. You then have to ask the question where were the other children? There were several women with name Elizabeth Cates, all born in that range between 1700-1715. The only problem, they all married someone other than a Durham and appear to have lived somewhere other than where we find Achilles and Matthew lived. A similar analysis was done with the names Margaret, Betty, and Rachel Cates. None of these names matched the Durham family story but were used with a high degree of frequency during this time. With all the information that has been gathered on the Robert Cates, Sr. family, there seems to be no child by that name either. Later generations give us several Elizabeth Cates, but none that could be the mother of Achilles or Matthew Durham.

    "They came from the Haw River Settlement in Orange County, North Carolina where Achilles married Mrs. Mary Hardin, and their son, Charles Alexander Durham and presumably their oldest son, Richard Durham was born. To them was born a daughter, Elizabeth whether in Orange County or after they moved to what is now Cleveland County, but were at that time almost exactly near the line between Lincoln and Rutherford Counties. In this Lincoln--Rutherford home Elizabeth Cates Durham, mother of Achilles died and was buried in about a mile and one half of where Shelby was afterwards located."

    Keep in mind that Elizabeth Cates died around 1783. This is important because it fits with our timeline for her birth and child bearing years. "After the death of his first wife (Mrs. Mary Hardin) who was the mother of his children, Achilles Durham married another widow, Mrs. Edith Hicks, on 21 March, 1808; after which they moved to South Carolina and settled in what is now Spartanburg County. Then Achilles died and was buried at Buck Creek Baptist Church which is eight miles north of Spartanburg."

    A note on Achilles and the Buck Creek Baptist Church. Achilles died in about 1813 and there are land transactions showing that he donated land to the Church. Actual Church records and the formation of the Church took place in 1715. This has been confirmed by my visiting Buck Creek Baptist Church on several occasions.

    Let's look at what can be gleaned from this story. A women named Elizabeth Cates existed. There are no birth records, and no account of who Matthew and Achilles' father was in this account. So what can we deduce? Elizabeth was not really the mother of Achilles and Matthew, or she was some other relationship to them. Keep that idea in the back of your mind.

    Here is the second Durham story. The earliest known reference to the Durhams of Scotland can be found in a manuscript entitled, History of Nathaniel Evans of Cat Fish Creek and his Decedents, by James Daniel Evans in 1905. It appears that Cicero A. or C.A. Durham provided the original information. (He would be almost five generations separated from the first Achilles Durham.) Durham Excursus.*

    Major Solon A. Durham was the oldest son of Charles Crawford and Eunice Jane (Evans) Durham of Shelby, N.C. Charles Crawford Durham was born 20th February, 1820, and died 1st August, 1897. He saw service through the Civil War for the South. He was the son of Charles Alexander Durham, born 5th June, 1773; died 13th March, 1853; married 31st January, 1793. Patience, daughter of Capt. Benjamin Davis, who was born 24th December, 1731; married Rebecca ___________, born 25th October, 1741. Capt. Davis was prominent in the forces of the Revolution. The father of Charles A. Durham was Achilles Durham, Esquire, of Haw River, North Carolina, and was born about 1720. He was brought as an infant by his father, William, from England. He married Mrs. Catharine Hardin. His father, William, was lineally descended from William, 9th Laird of Grange. ( Since I Was Born, written by a descendent of Achilles Durham, Robert L. Durham very clearly states that his ancestor came from Forfar, Dundee Scotland).

    This story is more appealing to me than the first. It has more truth, and yet makes less sense. I'll explain this as we go along. Many researchers have pointed to a Thomas Durham as a potential father to the boys. And then there is the Thomas Durham who married Margaret Peggy Lindsey. Let me stop and review what we have on him. Thomas is thought to be born in Durham, England in 1695-96. The problem I have on him is that we have birth records dating back to the 1200s in England, and yet there is no specific date for his birth. This is the same problem I have with the 1720 date associated with the second story of Achilles Durham's birth. And if by some chance Thomas and Achilles, and Matthew were Scottish, then we should see them also with a real month, day, year date in the very good Scottish Records. Another point that makes Durham research difficult in Scotland are the many variations of the spelling Durham: Durham, Dirram, Dorham, Dunholme, Durame, Dureame, Dureham, Duren, Dirom, Dyrham, Durhame, and Durrame. I have encountered each during my research with the Scottish Records Office.

    One conclusion is that the Durhams came from Ireland where records were lost. Another conclusion is that these individuals were born in wilderness areas of America where just no records existed. In Thomas case, I believe he was born in England around 1700-1705. With Achilles being born in 1720 and we know he died in 1813, well you do the math, 93 years. Possible, not likely. From 1740 to 1770 what was Achilles doing, and where were all the children he might have had during this time? In the years 1720-1722 there are no know records of William Durham on a ship manifest.

    … It is my firm belief that Matthew and Achilles were also orphaned. They were raised by the Cates family in Virginia and later North Carolina. This is evidenced by the name "Richard" Durham taken from the Robert Cates', Sr. family. Later, we see that Achilles marries a Cates.

    Elizabeth Pugh, wife of Robert Cates, Sr. helped to raise the boys. They did farm work, then learned surveying skills (Chain Carriers) as evidenced by land transactions uncovered by Dr. Banks Cates. In 1770 Achilles is still surveying and searching for iron ore on the Yadkin River. (Quaker Meeting House near) Elizabeth Pugh also outlived Robert Cates and probably died around 1783.

    And it is from this Cates-Durham relationship born out of hardship and survival that we see how they call Elizabeth Cates their mother, which is a connection that no one could prove. Look at the tons of Cates notes provided by Dr. Banks Cates which show the Cates family migration from Virginia to Orange County, North Carolina. It is clear that Durham and Cates became interconnected through their Quaker faith. And if you follow the locations where you find the Durham and Cates families you will see the southern migration patterns of the Quakers. Researchers will note that the Cheek family who intermarry with the Durhams were also Quakers that migrated to Orange County, North Carolina. And the very first time we see Achilles Durham as an adult, he is surveying near the Yadkin River, home to many of the Quakers who migrated from Pennsylvania.

    http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/durham/699/
    His name is spelled Akillis in some NC records (North Carolina Marriages 1717-1868, Hunting for Bears).

    His name is spelled Akillis in some NC records (North Carolina Marriages 1717-1868, Hunting for Bears).

    Shirley CARTER says he was born in VA, and came to the Haw River settlement of Orange Co., NC with his widowed mother, Elizabeth, while in his youth. About 1783, Achilles came to Rutherford Co., NC along with his mother, wife and children; they settled near the Lincoln/Rutherford Co., line where present-day Shelby is. His mother died there. His wife, Mary, died shortly after 1800.

    Shirley CARTER says he was born in VA, and came to the Haw River settlement of Orange Co., NC with his widowed mother, Elizabeth, while in his youth. About 1783, Achilles came to Rutherford Co., NC along with his mother, wife and children; they settled near the Lincoln/Rutherford Co., line where present-day Shelby is. His mother died there. His wife, Mary, died shortly after 1800. Research: Kenneth L. Durham 1990.

    end of biography

    Achilles married Mary Unica 'Unicy' Cate 0___ 1771, Orange County, North Carolina. Mary (daughter of Thomas "Road Tom" Cate and Elizabeth Ann Fussell) was born 0___ 1754, Orange County, North Carolina; died 13 Nov 1794, Cleveland County, North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  4. 35.  Mary Unica 'Unicy' Cate was born 0___ 1754, Orange County, North Carolina (daughter of Thomas "Road Tom" Cate and Elizabeth Ann Fussell); died 13 Nov 1794, Cleveland County, North Carolina.
    Children:
    1. Charles Alexander Durham was born 5 Jun 1773, Orange County, North Carolina; died 13 Mar 1850, Cleveland County, North Carolina; was buried Sandy Run Baptist Church Cemetery, Mooresboro, Cleveland County, North Carolina.
    2. Sarah Durham was born ~ 1775, (North Carolina).
    3. 17. Mary "Polly" Durham was born ~ 1776, North Carolina; died 0___ 1840, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    4. Elizabeth Durham was born 30 Jan 1779, Orange County, North Carolina; died 24 Apr 1846, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried New Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery, Cherokee County, South Carolina.
    5. John Durham was born 0___ 1794, South Carolina; died ~ 1845, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

  5. 36.  Abraham Cantrell was born 0___ 1744, Virginia, a British Colony in America (son of John Cantrell, Sr. and Hannah Jane Brittain); died 0___ 1826, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Old Bildad Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot
    • Residence: 0___ 1810, Warren County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    "Moved to Rockingham County, North Carolina as a small child with his parents, later to South Carolina and there died shortly after his father, leaving no will recorded in the records of that county. It was about the time of his death that most of the Warren County, Tennessee, families came over and settled. His descendants most all came between 1804 and 1824 to that section.

    Abraham married twice. The name of his first wife is unknown. His second wife was a Miss ____ Watson of South Carolina. He served as a Revolutionary Soldier in the Salisbury District, North Carolina. He owned land on Buck Creek in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, and was a member of the Buck Creek Baptist Church, located three and one-half miles from Mayo, South Carolina, Spartanburg, County...Abraham was one of the executors of his father's estate.

    His name is on the pay rolls of the soldiers in the the auditor's office at Raleigh, North Carolina. He is shown in the census of 1790 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, having moved there shortly before.

    He died after 1814 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. No will is recorded there nor is there any record showing the exact date or year of his death. He drops from the church record in 1815. He and his two wives had:"


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    FAMILY OF CAPT. ABRAHAM CANTRELL 1744-1814
    Posted by: Mildred Clark (ID *****4279) Date: June 06, 2008 at 14:56:01
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    After posting the documentations for BARTON LOVELACE, first husband of LUCY WATSON, I had to revise my own direct line back to Capt. Abraham Cantrell and his first wife ??? ??? because he didn't marry Lucy Watson Lovelace until after 1786. This is what I now have.

    Comments are welcome along with any other proofs or information. John "Johnny Flat" Cantrell's mother wasn't Lucy Watson Lovelace. I need any information for his full siblings Thomas and Richard. Mildred Seburn Clark
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    Descendants of Abraham Cantrell, Capt.

    Generation No. 1

    1. Abraham5 Cantrell, Capt. (John4, Joseph3, Richard2 Cantrill, ???1) was born Abt. 1744 in Christiana Hundred,nr Wilmington, New Castle Co, PA (now Del.), and died Abt. 1814 in Prob Spartanburg Co, SC. He married (1) ??? ??? Bet. 1769 - 1770 in prob Orange Co, NC. She was born in prob Orange Co, NC, and died Abt. 1782. He married (2) Lucy Watson Abt. 1787. She was born Abt. 1744.

    Notes for Abraham Cantrell, Capt.:
    per: #4 Cantrill-Cantrell Genealogy by Christie 1938 pages 8 & 9; DAR #608378; Tennessee Cousins by Worth S. Ray 1966 p 548 (Fayetteville, AR library).

    Abraham Cantrell was born New Castle County, Pennsylvania (now Wilmington, Delaware). He moved to Rockingham County, North Carolina as a small child with his parents. He moved later to South Carolina and died there shortly after his father leaving to will recorded. About the same time he died, most of his children settled Warren County, Tennessee from South Carolina, coming about 1804 to 1824 to that section.

    Abraham married twice to:

    m1_______________?
    m2Lucy Watson of South Carolina.

    Abraham Cantrell was a Revolutionary Soldier in Salisburg District, North Carolina. He was a member of Buck Creek Church in Spartanbrug South Carolina.

    Abraham Sr. moved to No Carolina with parents. He served in the Rev. War from Salisbury District and appears on pay rolls of NC soldiers in auditor's office in Raleigh. Traditions says that he was a captain. After the Rev. War he moved with his siblings to Spartanburg County, South Carolina. the 1790 Census lists him as head of the family having 2 sons over 16, 2 sons under sixteen and one daughter. In 1792 he purchased 192 acres on Buck Creek. In 1803 he was one of the administrators of father John Cantrell's estate.
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    Warren G. Cantrell sent Family Group Record to Mildred Dotterer 18 Jan 1999: 9 pages of John Caskey descendants:

    Sarah Cantrell b 1794 96th Dist SC d 1870 De Kalb co, TN in the 1850-1860 1870 census of DeKalb Co, TN is the dau of CAPTAIN Abraham Cantrell b 1744 and Lucy Lovelace nee WATSON b abt 1744. She married 1810 John Durham and was apparently married to a Mr. Lovelace before she married Captain Abraham Cantrell.

    Warren G. Cantrell (now deceased)
    1913 Willowbend Dr.
    Killeen, TX 76543
    (254) 699-2143
    (Wgcantrell@aol.com)
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    Marriage Notes for Abraham Cantrell and Lucy Watson:
    Date of marriage to Lucy Watson of 1785 is from David Hennessee. It would have been after 1786 when charges were brought against Barton Lovelace, Lucy's first husband. He supposedly drowned in the Potomac Rive. No proof. William Cantrell drowned in the Potomac River during the Revolutionary War.

    Children of Abraham Cantrell and ??? ??? are:

    2 i. THOMAS CANTRELL.

    3 ii.RICHARD CANTRELL, born March 10, 1771 in Orange (now Rockingham) Co, NC; died Bet. 1830 - 1840 in Warren Co, TN. He married Constance Bethel February 18, 1794 in Spartanburg Co, SC; born October 22, 1776 in Guilford (now Rockingham) Co, NC; died Bet. 1830 - 1840 in Franklin Co, IL.

    4 iii.JOHN "Johnny Flathead" CANTRELL, born 1773 in VA or NC; died Aft. October 1855 in Warren Co, TN. He married Mary Adkins 1793 in Spartanburg Co, SC; born 1774 in Spartanburg Co, SC; died Aft. October 1850 in Warren Co, TN.

    Notes for John "Johnny Flathead" Cantrell:
    "Cantrill-Cantrell Genealogy by Christie 1938 pages 15 & 16.
    John "Johnnie Flat" Cantrill moved to Tennessee.
    Records are at McMinnville in Warren County, Tenn from 1824 to 1855.
    Land grants are on the North side of Sink Creek.

    P. 14: ...a son John ("Johnny Flat" Davis) born 1773 NC moved with parents to Spartanburg, SC where he married Mary Adkins and had a large family. He moved to Tennessee settling in Warren County, on Sink Creek in a section later called DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    John "Jackie" Davis (son of John "Johnny Flat Davis and Mary Adkins), is listed in error as JACKSON. "Jack" is a nickname for John. In another account he has a middle name of LEWIS.

    Occupation: farmer.

    He moved with his parents to Spartanburg Co, SC near Mayo, where he married and had a large family. He moved to Tennessee by 1810 and settled in Warren County on Sink Creek which became a part of DeKalb County-Christie
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    BIOGRAPHY: Settled in Spartanburg Co., SC, where he was called "Johnny Flat" to distinguish him from the other John Cantrells in the area. Moved to TN perhaps about 1810. Records at McMinnville, Warren Co., TN from 1824-1855 of grants of land made to him on the north side of Sink Creek.

    John Cantrell [Parents] "Johnny Flat" 1 was born in 1773 in , , NC, USA. He died in , , TN, USA. He married Mary Adkins estimated 1793.

    [Notes]
    Mary Adkins was born about 1775 in , Spartanburg, SC, USA. She died in , , TN, USA. She married John Cantrell estimated 1793.

    They had the following children:

    M i Abraham Cantrell
    F ii Elinda (Nellie) Cantrell
    F iii Melissa Cantrell was born estimated 1797.
    M iv Sampson Cantrell was born in 1799.
    F v Syrena Cantrell
    M vi Madison Cantrell was born about 1805.
    M vii William Riley Cantrell
    There are further notes on: Abraham, Elinda (a/k/a Elender md John Lewis Davis of DeKalb Co, TN, son of David Davis, Jr. and Rebecca McMechen, dau of William McMechen), Syrena, William Riley Cantrell
    Source: http:www.strutton.org/strutton_database/allfamily/pafg120.htm#3260 from William Chilton June 3, 2003
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    The following letter was written by Nancy Strother Smith (Mrs. J. W. Lee), daughter of Rebecca Maizie Davis Smith, dau. of John Lewis Davis and Ellender "Nellie" Cantrell of DeKalb Co, TN. Rebecca Maizie Davis was the family Historian from the time she was a child until she died. She married James W. Lee. Nancy Strother Smith Lee gave each of her three children a copy of her journal. James W. Lee, Jr.'s Journal was passed down to James W. Lee, III who has posted items on the DeKalb County site on usgenweb. Nancy sent the letter to Jerry L. Cantrell who died in the automobile crash on his way to be married in Las Vegas. Jerry's things went to various family members. Warren G. Cantrell ended up with some of the letters and Ann Goszinski, aunt of Sandy Wainwright ended up with some of them. Most valuable to Mildred I. Seburn Clark is the following letter to Jerry L. Cantrell from Nancy Strother Smith Lee (Mrs. J. W. Lee). Sandy Wainwright gave me what is below:

    The letter:
    Now John, Called "Johnny Flathead", married Mary Adkins. Their children were:
    Sampson, Madison, Abraham,, William Riley, Serene and Nellie, my grandmother.
    Sampson married and took his family to Alabama. Madison married Nellie Cantrell and went to Mississippi and had six children. They were: Jane, Nancy, Robert, John, Elizabeth, and Melissa Cantrell.
    Abraham married Jennie Robbs, no doubt about that! Their children were:
    Collins, John, Jefferson (who married ms. West), William (who married Sallie Mullican), eight children, Sallie married Mr. Wilkerson. I knew their son Cleve Wilkerson and went to school with his children. Susan married Tom Cantrell. Lissie (Melissa) married Richard Cantrell. Tom and Richard were brothers, and were sons of Peter and Polly Cantrell. They were also brothers-in-law to Alex Davis, (my mother's brother). Alex Davis and his father-in-law went with their families to Dade County, Mo., when they were young. Alex Davis made two visits back to Smithville, and died in Missouri at 100 years old.

    A daughter of John and Mary Adkins Cantrell was Nellie Cantrell, my grandmother. She married John (Jackie) Lewis Davis. I never heard my grandmother called by the name you mentioned. Everyone called her Nellie. My grandparents were both born in Spartanburg, SC and Rebecca, my mother, and her sister Amanda, were both born in Tennessee. My grandparents both lived to be 87 years old, and both died in an accident. They raised 12 children to be up in years, and never had a doctor in the house. (Strong and Healthy). I have a nephew, James Carlyn Moore who is one of the men at Pepperdine College, Los Angeles. You may meet him sometime. If you should, tell him that you and he are kin. I appreciate all that you sent me. I hope that you will write again and tell me about your family. Anything you will write will be of interest to me. Give my respects to your grandfather. Sincerely, Your cousin,
    Mrs. J. W. Lee (Nancy Strother Smith)
    Author of the letter: The letter was sent to my uncle Jerry Cantrell in the early 1960s........My aunt's name is Goskini......she doesn't post anything.....But she has thousands of pieces of papers, wills. Letters etc............I found IDA married twice.....and another kid, but can't read the name...
    from Sandy Wainwright to Mildred I. (Seburn) Clark Oct, 2002. Sandy said her uncle Jerry had planned to do a book in the 1960's but died before he could. His papers then were divided among the family and Warren G. Cantrell received part of them.
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    Rebecca Davis Smith died in 1931. Nancy Strother Davis Lee was her daughter. John "Johnny Flathead" Cantrell was the father of Ellenor "Nellie" Cantrell who married John Lewis "Jackie" Davis. . Tom, Richard and Druzilla E. Cantrell were the children of Peter Cantrell and Mary Elizabeth "Polly" Davis, sister of John Lewis "Jackie" Davis. I have a paper copy of a photo of Rebecca Davis and her children from John Gray Davis-Mildred I. Seburn Clark.


    Children of ABRAHAM CANTRELL and LUCY WATSON LOVELACE are:

    5i. ABRAHAM CANTRELL, born 1789 in VA or SC; died 1846 in Warren Co (now DeKalb), TN. He married Sarah Durham 1813 in Spartanburg, SC.

    Notes for Abraham Cantrell:
    http://www.dmitchelljones.org/can4.htm has a site for Cantrell, Mullican, and other lines.



    6 ii. WATSON CANTRELL, born 1790 in VA or Spartanburg Co, SC; died January 25, 1870 in DeKalb Co, TN. He married Mary Elizabeth Martin Abt. 1814 in prob Spartanburg Co, SC; born Bet. 1793 - 1795 in NC or Spartanburg Co, SC; died October 25, 1860 in DeKalb Co, TN.

    Notes for Watson Cantrell:
    Watson Cantrell helped organize the new DeKalb county in Tennessee. Occupation: farmer, $1200 land value.
    Warren G. Cantrell: Watson Cantrell moved to Tenn between 1814 and 1824. In 1824 he received a grant of land on Sink Creek in a part of Warren Co, TN that is now in DeKalb Co, TN.

    Watson Cantrell, 15 Jan 1870 is his date of death- Mildred I. Seburn Clark had.
    Watson Cantrell date of death 25 Jan 1870-date of by Sandy Wainwright

    7 iii. ELIZABETH CANTRELL, born Bet. 1791 - 1792 in SC; died 1836 in DeKalb Co, TN. She married Tilman Potter 1809 in prob DeKalb Co, TN; born Bet. 1790 - 1792 in Spartanburg Co, SC; died May 09, 1841 in DeKalb Co, TN.

    Notes for Tilman Potter:
    Tilman may have been the son of Ephraim Potter of Mayo, Spartanburg, SC, however direct proof is lacking-Edith Whitley.Will was proven May 7, 1841 DeKalb Co, TN.

    8 iv. SARAH CANTRELL, born 1794 in 96th Dist, SC; died Aft. 1850. She married John Caskey; born Bet. 1794 - 1796 in Chester Co, SC; died Abt. 1856 in DeKalb Co, TN.

    Notes for John Caskey:
    William L. Bigham, 452 County Road 754, Riceville, TN 37370
    www.rootsweb.com/~tnmcminn/ThomasCantrell.htm (Jan 1999):
    THOMAS CANTRELL INCLUDING WILLIAM HENRY COOKE DECENDANTS 5 pages, William L. Bigham lists as his source:
    The Cantrill-Cantrell Geneology, first pub in 1908 by Mrs. Susan Cantrill Christie; 2nd by Mrs. W. E. Benson & Mrs. Jack Slayden, Bowie, TX (William L. Bigham also notes for more info on the Cantrell-Newman fam to contact him.
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    1097. vii. SARAH m JOHN KASKIE. THEY MOVED TO MO. (I think this is the line of Warren G. Cantrell of Killeen, TN and they moved to De Kalb Co, TN) Thomas Kaskie prob his bro married Sarah's sister Brazaila (a note they also moved to MO-Warren in an email mentions Brazella.

    Note that John Caskey had two marriages to two women of THE SAME NAME but of different parents.

    Warren G. Cantrell sent 2 family group sheets of the Caskey's: Thomas Caskey and John Caskey to Mildred Dotterer. I left his info in this data base and added the submitters of Jerry L. Young's book to it.
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    April 5, 2004:
    Contact Info: GeorgePark@aol.com

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    Descendants of John CASKEY - 20 Jul 1997
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    FIRST GENERATION
    1. John CASKEY was born between 1740 and 1745 in Ballymoney, Ballymoney,
    Ireland. He died on 5 Dec 1785 in Rocky Creek, Chester, SC. He was married to Esther about 1767 in Ballymoney, Ballymoney, Ireland. Esther was born about 1750 in Ireland. She died in , Chester District, SC.

    John CASKEY and Esther had the following children:
    +2 i. Isabell CASKEY.
    +3 ii. Robert CASKEY.
    +4 iii. Thomas CASKEY sr.
    +5 iv. Mary CASKEY.
    6 v. John CASKEY was born about 1780 in Camden, Chester, SC. He died about 1786 in Camden, Chester, SC. He was buried about 1786 in Camden, Chester, SC.
    +7 vi. Joseph H CASKEY.

    SECOND GENERATION
    2. Isabell CASKEY was born about 1768 in Ireland. She was married to William REEDY (son of Laurence REEDY). William REEDY was born.
    Isabell CASKEY and William REEDY had the following
    children:
    8 i. John REEDY

    3. Robert CASKEY was born before 1770 in Ireland. He was born abt 1770 in allymoney, Ballymoney, Ireland. He died in 1840 in Tn.. He died in , Randolph County, AL. He was buried in , Randolph County, AL.
    Mary CORK (daughter of John CORK and Elizabeth) was born.
    Robert CASKEY and Mary CORK had the following children:
    +9 i. Robert CASKEY.
    +10 ii. George CASKEY.
    +11 iii. John CASKEY.
    +12 iv. Thomas Leroy CASKEY.
    13 v. Unknown CASKEY was born in 1800.
    +14 vi. William Robert CASKEY.
    15 vii. Unknown CASKEY was born in 1810.
    +16 viii. Susan L CASKEY.
    (these are carried down)

    THIRD GENERATION
    11. John CASKEY was born in 1796 in , Chester County, SC. He was born in 1796 in SC?. He died after 1870 in , DeKalb County, TN. He was buried after 1870 in, DeKalb County, TN. He died after 1871 in , DeKalb County, TN. He was married to Sarah Jane CANTRELL (daughter of Thomas CANTRELL and
    Elizabeth NORRIS) about 1818 in Athens, McMinn, TN. Sarah Jane CANTRELL was born in
    1794 in Greenville, Greenville, SC. She died after 1870 in Athens, McMinn,
    TN. She was buried after 1870 in Athens, McMinn, TN.

    John CASKEY and Sarah Jane CANTRELL had the following children:
    +57 i. Unknown CASKEY.
    +58 ii. Thomas Reed CASKEY.
    59 iii. CASKEY was born in 1820 in Etowah, McMinn, TN.
    +60 iv. Mary Elizabeth CASKEY.
    +61 v. Margaret CASKEY.
    +62 vi. William Carrol CASKEY.
    63 vii. Unknown CASKEY was born in 1830 in Tn..
    +64 viii. Elizabeth M CASKEY.
    +65 ix. Ester A CASKEY.
    +66 x. Joseph Buckner CASKEY.
    +67 xi. Nancy Mahalie CASKEY.
    (these are carried down)

    FOURTH GENERATION
    62. William Carrol CASKEY was born in 1828 in Liberty, De Kalb, TN. He
    died in, Scott County, AR. He was buried in , Scott County, AR.
    He was married to Sarah G TRUITT on 1 Mar 1849 in , Lawrence County, MO.
    Sarah G TRUITT
    William Carrol CASKEY and Sarah G TRUITT had the following children:
    +184 i. William Horatio CASKEY.
    +185 ii. Sarah M CASKEY.
    186 iii. Ida CASKEY was born in 1855 in , Lawrence County, MO.

    He was married to Mary Elizabeth CANTRELL in 1864 in , Lawrence County, MO.
    Mary Elizabeth CANTRELL was born.
    William Carrol CASKEY and Mary Elizabeth CANTRELL had the following children:
    +187 i. Martha K CASKEY.
    +188 ii. Mary L CASKEY.
    189 iii. Ann Laurie CASKEY was born in 1868 in , Lawrence County, MO.
    +190 iv. Sarah Elizabeth CASKEY.
    +191 v. Bell CASKEY.
    +192 vi. Joseph Thomas CASKEY.
    +193 vii. Carol Cecil CASKEY.
    +194 viii. John Wesley CASKEY.
    (These are carried down)

    FIFTH GENERATION
    184. William Horatio CASKEY was born on 26 Nov 1850 in , Lawrence County,
    MO. He died on 21 Dec 1927 in Leonard, Fannin, TX. He was buried on 23 Dec 1927 in Leonard, Fannin, TX. He was married to Mary Elizabeth PENNICK on 15 Sep 1878 in , Cedar County, MO. Mary Elizabeth PENNICK was born on 26 Nov 1857. She died on 19 Jan 1934 in , Hunt County, TX. She was buried on 21 Jan 1934 in Leonard, Fannin, TX.

    William Horatio CASKEY and Mary Elizabeth PENNICK had the following children:
    528 i. Anne C CASKEY was born on 17 Dec 1878 in , Cedar County, MO.
    529 ii. Josie Lee CASKEY was born on 10 Feb 1882 in, Burnet County, TX.
    +530 iii. Owen Wilson CASKEY.
    531 iv. Daphne Olive CASKEY was born on 3 Mar 1892 in , Fannin County, TX.
    532 v. Willie CASKEY was born on 29 Dec 1893 in Bailey, Fannin, TX. He died on 5 Dec 1946 in , Williamson County, TX. He was buried on 7 Dec 1946 in , Williamson County, TX.
    +533 vi. WayneGilbert CASKEY.
    +534 vii. Richard Pennick CASKEY.

    185. Sarah M CASKEY was born in 1854 in , Lawrence County, MO. She was married to Robert H WEBB on 19 Nov 1871 in , Lawrence County, MO. Robert H WEBB was born in 1851.
    Sarah M CASKEY and Robert H WEBB had the following children:
    535 i. Nancy WEBB was born in 1874 in MO. She died.
    536 ii. daughter WEBB was born in 1879 in MO. She
    died.

    (no further info on 186. Ida Caskey)

    Source of this record is a lengthy report on the Caskey's:

    http://www.rootsweb.com/~scedgefi/pioneers/caskey.txt
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    Mildred Seburn Clark


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    end of biography

    Birth: 1744
    Virginia, USA
    Death: 1826
    Warren County
    Tennessee, USA

    He was the son of John Cantrell and was born in the big valley of Virginia where his parents moved in 1737.

    He accompanied them to Orange co. North Carolina in 1753 but he never appears on North Carolina county records.


    Who did he marry and where? The eldest son born 1771 was deceased by 1850, but the 2nd son John "Johnny Flat" stated on the 1850 census of Warren county, Tennessee that he was born in 1773 in Virginia.

    The children of the 2nd marriage were born in South Carolina. He had two sons by 1st marriage and two sons and three daughters by 2nd marriage. Lucy seens to have died ca 1798 in the old 96th District, South Carolina. Abraham never remarried, he moved to Warren county, Tennessee in 1810 and son Richard sold him land, household goods and animals in May 1810.

    Abraham died within 10 months after May 1825 and was buried at the Old Bildad Baptist Church Cemetery.


    Family links:
    Parents:
    John Cantrell (1724 - 1803)

    Spouse:
    Lucy Watson Cantrell (1760 - 1799)*

    Children:
    Richard Cantrell (1771 - ____)*
    Watson Cantrell (1790 - 1870)*

    Siblings:
    Abraham Cantrell (1744 - 1826)
    Isaac Cantrell (1745 - 1804)*
    Joseph Cantrell (1748 - 1804)*
    John Cantrell (1757 - 1825)*
    Thomas Cantrell (1761 - 1830)*
    Thomas Cantrell (1761 - 1830)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    Old Bildad Cemetery
    Keltonburg
    DeKalb County
    Tennessee, USA

    Created by: Lela Parris Koch
    Record added: May 09, 2014
    Find A Grave Memorial# 129484734

    Abraham married Matilda Watson 0___ 1768, Spartanburg County, South Carolina. Matilda (daughter of Samuel Watson and Sarah LNU) was born 0___ 1747, Spartanburg County, South Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  6. 37.  Matilda Watson was born 0___ 1747, Spartanburg County, South Carolina (daughter of Samuel Watson and Sarah LNU).

    Notes:

    Posted By: cherle clark
    Email: ladyclark5@mailcity.com
    Subject: Re: ????? Watson marr. Abraham Cantrell
    Post Date: September 16, 1999 at 16:45:00
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/watson/messages/2919.html
    Forum: Watson Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/watson/


    On the Cantrell genforum it states he was married twice, once to matilda watson ..I believe that was her name and then to her sister Lucy Watson with whom he had the children. My line is from their son Abraham.




    Children:
    1. 18. Richard Cantrell was born 10 Mar 1771, (Orange County) North Carolina; died 0___ 1830, Franklin County, Illinois.
    2. John "Johnny Flat" Cantrell was born 0___ 1773, North Carolina; died Aft 1855, Warren County, Tennessee.

  7. 38.  Sampson Bethell was born 19 Jul 1750, Frederick County, Virginia (son of William Bethell and Jean Hurst); died 10 Feb 1806, Smith County, Tennessee; was buried Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    10 Mar 2006:

    http://www.tngenweb.org/dekalb/sbethell.htm

    The following paper on Sampson Bethell was written by the DeKalb County Historian, Thomas G. Webb. The contents of these pages are copyright 2000 to Thomas G. Webb. all rights are reserved. The information on these pages are free for private use, but may not be included in any compilation or collection in any media form for either private or commercial use without the author's consent. I am using these papers on this page with Mr. Webbs permission.

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    SAMPSON BETHELL and MARY CANTRELL

    Sampson Bethell was born Jul 10, 1750, (1) probably in Frederick County, Virginia. He was almost certainly one of several children of William Bethell and his wife Jean (or Jane) Hurst. His father died in early 1756, when Sampson was only five years old. Apparently his father was a man of many talents; the inventory of his personal effects shows “a parcel of books, carpenters and coopers tools and shoemakers tools, and one violin”. He also owned three slaves.(2) By the time Sampson was ten he had a step-father; his mother by 1760 was married to Larkin Pierpoint. (3) It is not thought that Jean had any children by Larkin Pierpoint, nor is there any evidence that he had children by a previous wife. Sampson Bethell was so young when his father died that he could hardly remember him; apparently Sampson and his step-father had a very close relationship, as Samson named his oldest child Larkin.

    Where and when Sampson Bethell got his education is not known, but he could read, could write an excellent hand, and had enough mathematical ability to do surveying of land. (4) His skill as a surveyor was put to use after Sampson, his mother and step-father, his brothers William and Samuel, and other relatives moved from Virginia to North Carolina about 1770. They settled in Guilford County, in what is now Rockingham County. There Larkin Pierpoint, William Bethell, and Samuel Bethell had farms which either joins or were within a short distance of each other. Although Sampson surveyed land for the others and appears as a witness on their deeds, he does not seem to have owned land himself. Apparently he lived on the homeplace with his mother and step-father, who owned 558 acres. (5)

    Not long after the family moved to North Carolina, Sampson Bethell met the girl who was to become his wife. She was Mary Cantrell, the daughter of Isaac Cantrell and his first wife, Talitha Cloud. Mary was born December 4, 1754, (6) probably in New Castle County, Delaware, where the Cantrells lived before moving to North Carolina by 1758. Mary was one of the older children of her parents. Her father had several children by his first wife (possibly as many as sixteen) and nine more by his second wife. Mary was a young child when the Cantrells made the long trek from Delaware to North Carolina. One or more uncles and various cousins moved at the same time; the Cantrells were a large family. Mary Cantrell was probably better educated than many women of the time; she could at least read and write, for she signed as witness to a deed in 1792. (7) Just when and where Mary Cantrell met Sampson Bethell is not Known, but it was very likely at some sort of church service. Both the Cantrells and the Bethells had strong religious ties, generally to the Baptist Church.

    On August 24, 1773, Sampson Bethell and Mary Cantrell were married. (8) He was twenty-three years old; she was nineteen. During the next twenty-five years, the would have twelve children born to them. During their early years of marriage, they apparently continued to live on the farm of Larkin Pierpoint. The Revolutionary War was fought in the years immediately following Sampson and Mary’s marriage. No record has been found indicating that Sampson took part on either side. Historians now estimate that about one third of the residents of the thirteen colonies had neutral feelings and just wanted to be left alone; perhaps Sampson was one of this group. Or perhaps he had some physical handicap of which we have no knowledge. There is a tradition that some of the Bethells were Quakers; religious beliefs may have kept him from serving in the army.

    A few years after the Revolutionary War ended, Sampson Bethell and his family, along with Mary’s father and several others Cantrell relatives, made another move, this time to Spartanburg County, South Carolina. Sampson and Mary probably moved in late 1787 or early 1788; their son Tilmon Bethel was born in South Carolina on December 5, 1788. (9)

    The Bethells and Cantrells lived in the Buck Creek neighborhood; the center of their religious activity was Buck Creek Baptist Church. Both families had been active in the Baptist Church in North Carolina, probably in the Wolf Island Baptist Church, which was founded in 1775 near the home of Mary Bethell’s father, Isaac Cantrell. The Bethells evidently joined the Buck Creek Baptist Church soon after they moved to Spartanburg County, South Carolina. They also seem to have been closely associated with John Hightower, the minister of Buck Creek Church; Sampson Bethell witnessed a deed for him in 1789. (10) In 1792 Sampson Bethell was sent as a messenger to the Association by the 72 members of Buck Creek Baptist Church, an honor reserved only for the most faithful. (11)

    In 1795 John Hightower and several members of the Buck Creek Baptist Church left Spartanburg County and moved to Warren County, Kentucky, where they established Old Union Baptist Church on the west fork of Drake’s Creek. Apparently Sampson and Mary Bethell and their family made this move. Sampson had acquired 270 acres by grant from the State of South Carolina only a year earlier, on September 3, 1794. (12) This land lay on Buck Creek and Island Creek “in the Maple Swamp” and was evidently of little value; when Sampson finally sold it in 1801, it brought less than twenty dollars. (13) Sampson gave John Bankston, a neighbor, power of attorney to sell this tract on October 16, 1795. (14) This seems to have been when the Bethells left Spartanburg County, for they do not appear in the Spartanburg records after that date, even as witnesses.

    The Bethells remained in Kentucky about six years. Their son Larkin Bethel entered a land grant of 200 acres on Trammel Fork of Drake’s Creek on September 20, 1798. Sampson Bethell served on the Warren County, Kentucky, grand jury on February 4, 1800, and his son Cantrell Bethell had jury duty the following day. (15) Larkin Bethel appears in the Warren County, Kentucky, Tax List for 1800/1801, but by December 1801 Larkin was living near Liberty in Smith (now DeKalb) County, Tennessee. (16) Also residing near Larkin Bethel in Smith County in 1801 were Richard Cantrell (husband of Larkin’s sister Constance) and Daniel Allen. Daniel Allen married Elizabeth Bethell, who was probably a sister of Sampson Bethell. Daniel Allen was witness to a 1782 survey of Sampson Bethell in Guilford County, North Carolina; it may have been Daniel Allen who first settled in Smith County and encouraged the Bethells to come there. The first settlement in that particular area had been made only three years earlier, in 1798.

    Probably Sampson and Mary Bethell were in Smith County in 1801; unquestionably they were there on May 29, 1802, when they along with their son Cantrell Bethel, were among the sixteen members who constituted Brush Creek Baptist Church. (17) Another of the sixteen members was Thomas Jordan, who had lived near the Bethells in South Carolina and also sold his land there in 1795. (18)

    After 1802 the information concerning Sampson and Mary Bethell becomes very meager. No record has been located showing that Sampson bought land in Smith County, Tennessee. He apparently leased land from a Sampson Williams; on April 9, 1812, John Looney sold land bordering the tract that Sampson Bethell leased of said Williams, it being whereon John Hays now lives. (19) Just when Sampson Bethell leased this land, or what he did afterward, is not clear. His son Cantrell Bethel came to Liberty and helped establish Salem Baptist Church in 1809. Sampson Bethell is not listed on the membership roll for Salem Church. The 1809 list of members has a Polly Bethell, who asked for a letter of dismission on August 1810. This might have been Mary Cantrell Bethell (Polly is a nickname for Mary), or it might have been Cantrell Bethell’s wife, who was also named Mary.

    The Brush Creek Church minutes before 1828 are lost, so any information in them is gone. It seems likely that Sampson and Mary Bethell moved about 20 miles from Liberty to Sink Creek in Warren (now DeKalb0 County, Tennessee. Their daughter Constance and her husband Richard Cantrell made that move in 1809, (20) leaving Liberty and settling on Sink Creek in Warren (now DeKalb) County. There they became members of the Bildad Baptist Church, which covers the years from 1812 to 1816, Also has the names of four of the younger sons of Sampson and Mary Bethell: Green, Tilman, Chester, and Bluford. All were received "by experience," and all were dismissed by letter within the four-year period, (21) indicating that they were living in the vicinity of Bildad and that they then moved away.

    It is my belief that Sampson and Mary Cantrell Bethell and their family moved into Warren County, Tennessee, about 1809 and that Sampson Bethell died there about 1813. There would be no record of his death or of the administration of his estate because the Warren County records prior to 1827 were lost in a fire. After Sampson’s death, Mary moved back to Liberty, where she lived alternately with her sons Cantrell and Tilman. (Tilman Bethel was received by letter into Salem Baptist Church at Liberty in August 1814.) By 1815 all of Sampson and Mary Bethell’s children were married except the youngest, Bluford. The Bethells did not own land, so there was no reason to maintain a household of their own. The 1820 census of Tennessee shows the household of Cantrell Bethel with an older woman living there; very likely this was his mother. Cantrell Bethel was a traveling preacher and spent some years as a missionary on "the frontier." (22) The older woman does not appear in the 1830 census; probably Mary Cantrell Bethell died between 1820 and 1830, and probably at the home of her son Tilman Bethel, as the Sampson Bethell Bible came down in his family.

    The children of Sampson and Mary Bethell were scattered in Indiana, Illinois, and in Carroll, Franklin, and DeKalb Counties in Tennessee. It is not impossible that Sampson and Mary moved with some of the children, but evidence indicates that they died in Tennessee. The tradition in the Illinois branch of the family is that Sampson and Mary "spent the balance of their lives near Liberty, Tennessee." (23)

    They had spent most of their lives moving about, from Virginia and Delaware to North Carolina, where they married, then to South Carolina, from there to Kentucky and on to Tennessee. Since they spent only a few years at each place, and since they lived always on what was then the frontier, we can safely assume that their home was always a log house of two or three rooms. There were no cookstoves then; the Bethell, like everyone else-both rich and poor-did their cooking on the fireplace. Mary and her daughters spent much of their time preparing food, spinning, weaving, and making clothes.

    Since only one deed shows Sampson Bethell owning land (and that swampland of little value), it is possible that he followed some occupation other than farmer, perhaps as shoemaker, like his father. This idea is mere speculation; there is little real evidence to support it. It should be noted, however, that of seven of his sons of whom we have knowledge, one was a teacher, one a doctor, and two were preachers- this at a time when more than 90 percent of the people were farmers.

    Sampson and Mary Bethell placed a strong emphasis on religion; they were leaders in establishing and maintaining the Baptist Church whereever they went, as were their children. Their sons Cantrell and Cloud were both Baptist Preachers, their son Tilman was clerk of Salem Baptist Church, and their son-in-law Richard Cantrell was clerk of Bildad Baptist Church. We have less knowledge of their other children; they may have been equally active in the church.

    There is much that is not known about Sampson and Mary Cantrell Bethell. Perhaps further research will eventually turn up more information which will establish more facts about their lives.

    The Children of Sampson and Mary Cantrell Bethell were:

    Larkin Bethel, born 4 March 1775 in Guilford (now Rockingham) County, North Carolina, died probably between 1830 and 1840 in Franklin County, Tennessee. Larkin entered 200 acres in Warren Co., Kentucky, in 1798, and on 28 Sept. 1798 in Warren Co., Kentucky, was married to Mary Thompson by John Hightower. He appears on the 1800/1801 tax list of Warren Co., Kentucky, but is in Smith (now DeKalb) County, Tennessee, by Dec. 1801. In 1814 he served in the War of 1812 from Franklin Co., Tennessee, and is in the 1830 census of that county with an apparent wife and daughter or grand-daughter. No Bethels appear in Franklin County census for 1840 or 1850.

    Constance Bethel, born 22 October 1776 in Guilford County North Carolina, died probably between 1830 and 1840 in Franklin County, Illinois. Married 18 February 1794 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, to Richard Cantrell (born 10 March 1771). He was her cousin-their grand-fathers were brothers. Constance and Richard moved by Dec. 1801 to Smith County, Tennessee, and in 1809 about twenty miles away to Warren County, Tennessee. About 1816 they moved to Orange County, Indiana, with most of their children and with Constance’s younger brother and sister, Cloud Bethel and Talitha Floyd. Both the 1820 and 1830 Censuses show Constance and Richard Cantrell living in Franklin County, Illinois. They had thirteen children.

    J. Bethel, born 2 October 1778. The name of this child is not known, nor whether it was male or female. (The Bible record gave only initials and dates of birth.) The 1790 census indicates that among the first eight children, ;there was one other daughter besides Constance. It also indicates that probably one of the first eight children died young; this may have been the one.

    Cantrell Bethel, born 17 December 1779 in Guilford County, North Carolina, died 22 October 1848 (1819?) and buried at Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee. He married by 1809, Mary Bratten; the 1820 census shows them with three sons and three daughters. He became a Baptist preacher very early in life; at the age of 22 he was the principal organizer of Brush Creek Baptist Church in Smith County, Tennessee. In 1809 at Liberty, Tennessee, he helped organize Salem Baptist Church, which he served as pastor for more than 25 years. Salem was the mother church of many Baptist churches. Cantrell Bethel also served as a missionary on the frontier.

    P. Bethel, born 26 Feb. 1782 in Guilford County, North Carolina. It is uncertain whether this child is male or female. Another child born in 1786 also has the initial P. Some have speculated that one of them may have been named Pierpoint, for Sampson’s stepfather. There is a P. Bethel whose name appears as a witness on deeds in Spartanburg County, South Carolina in 1792 and in 1795 (Deed Books C, p. 20 and E, p. 61). He seems too young to have been a witness, but Cantrell Bethel appears as a witness at age 14 and Larkin at age 16. Nothing more is presently known of this child.

    Green Bethel, born 14 July 1784 in Guilford County, North Carolina, died probably 1836-1840 in Carroll County, Tennessee. He was married about 1808 to Zilpha (or Zillah) Bucey, daughter of Benjamin. They had seven or more children. Green Bethel was a member of Bildad Baptist Church in Warren County, Tennessee in 1812, but was granted a letter of dismission by 1816. By 1822 he was living in Carroll County, Tennessee, where he probably died by 1840. His widow is listed in the 1840 census of Carroll County, but not in 1850. Some of their descendants moved to Arkansas.

    P. Bethel, born 30 November 1786. Nothing more is known of this child.

    Tilman Bethel, born 5 December 1788 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, died 9 March 1865 at Liberty, Tennessee. He married 2 September 1813 Sarah Root (Sally) Dougherty, daughter of John and Nancy Davidson Dougherty. She was born 24 March 1793 and died 26 November 1869. They had fifteen children, at least two of whom died in infancy. Tilman spent his married life on a farm near Liberty, where he was a doctor and where he served as clerk of Salem Baptist Church.

    Chester Bethel, born 7 January 1791 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, and died about 1869 near Fieldon, Illinois. He was married in Tennessee to Jane (or Jennie) Jones about 1811. They had ten children. Chester appears on the list of members of Bildad Baptist Church in Warren County, Tennessee, in 1812, but was granted a letter of dismission by 1816. He is said to have moved to Ft. Kaskaskia, Illinois in 1813. Like his father, he moved several times. In 1820 he was in Gallatin County, Illinois; in 1829 in Green County, Illinois, near Springfield, Missouri in 1846; and in Jersey County, Illinois in 1850. He spent his last years living with a son near Fieldon, Illinois, where hid wife died in 1876 and where Chester died in 1869. He had been a farmer all his life.

    Cloud Bethell, born 19 may 1793 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, died 30 March 1844 in Warrick County, Indiana. He was given the maiden name of his grandmother Cantrell. On 2 August 1815 in Tennessee he married Rachel Floyd. They had eight children. The name of Rachel Floyd appears on the 1812 list of members of Salem Baptist Church at Liberty. In March 1816 “Rachel Floyd (now Bethell)” was dismissed by letter. Cloud Bethell served in the War of 1812 from 15 Dec. 1813 to 27 Mar. 1814. After returning home, he became a Baptist preacher and continued preaching after he and Rachel moved to Indiana in 1816. Moving first to Orange County, then later moved to Warrick County, where he died in 1844. Rachel lived until 1874; both are buried at Newburgh, Indiana.

    Talitha Bethel, born 22 April 1795 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, died probably in Warrick County, Indiana. She was given the name of her mother’s mother. About 1815 Talitha married Jonathan Floyd, a brother to the wife of Talitha’s brother Cloud Bethell. With Cloud and his wife, Talitha and Jonathan moved from Tennessee about 1816 to Orange County, Indiana, and later to Warrick County, where both probably died. They had a daughter who married Union Rice, and probably other children.

    Bluford Bethel, the youngest child of Sampson and Mary, was born 8 Feb. 1798, probably in Warren County, Kentucky. He died in 1854 in Warrick County, Indiana. He married about 1820 to Mary Bowen, and they had thirteen children. (She was born 16 Feb. 1800 and died 22 Sept. 1851.) One of their sons was born in Franklin County, Tennessee in 1825, another in Kentucky in 1830. They are said to have settled in Warrick County, Indiana in 1832, and to have spent the remainder of their lives there. Bluford was a school teacher.

    FOOTNOTES

    (1) Sampson Bethell Bible record, xerox copy in possession of Thomas G. Webb.

    (2) Frederick County, Virginia Will Book 2, page 183.

    (3) Frederick County, Virginia Will Book 2, page 426.

    (4) 1782 survey, xerox copy of land grants in Guilford Co. N. C. clerk’s office.

    (5) Larkin Pierpoint to John Dill 6 Aug. 1790, Rockingham Co., N. C. Deed Book.

    (6) Sampson Bethell Bible Record.

    (7) Spartanburg County, S. C. Deed Book C, page 20.

    (8) Sampson Bethell Bible Record.

    (9) Tilman Bethel Bible Record and 1850 Census, DeKalb Co, Tennessee.

    (10) Spartanburg County, S. C. Deed Book B, page 312.

    (11) Townsend, Lea, South Carolina Baptist, 1670-1850 (Florence, S. C. 1935) p. 239.

    (12) Spartanburg County, S. C. Deed Books G, p. 288; M, p.273 and I, p. 306.

    (13) Spartanburg County, S. C. Deed Book G, p. 288.

    (14) Spartanburg County, S. C. Deed Book H, p. 1.

    (15) Warren County Ky. Surveyor’s book 1796-1815, p. 54; and Order Book 1779-1801.

    (16) Smith County, Tn. Court Minutes 1799-1804, page 53.

    (17) Brush Creek Baptist Church Minutes, p. 1. (Micro film TSL&A, Nashville, Tn.)

    (18) Spartanburg County, S. C. Deed Book E, p. 61.

    (19) Smith County, Tn. Deed Book D, p. 125.

    (20) Minutes of Salem Baptist Church, Liberty, Tn. Nov. 1809.

    (21) Minutes of Old Bildad Baptist Church (Microfilm, TSL&A, Nashville, Tn.)

    (22) Salem Baptist Church Minutes, Dec. 1817.

    (23) Garde, Virginia Mohler, The Early Bethells and their Descendants, page 92.

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    Posted By: Bob
    Email: trebeabb@hotmail.com
    Subject: Re: looking for something like this??
    Post Date: July 25, 2002 at 05:57:47
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/bethel/messages/473.html
    Forum: Bethel Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/bethel/


    Ellen, there is good evidence to prove that Jonathan Floyd of Warrick County, Indiana was a son of Caleb Floyd and Ann aka Nancy Maynard of Maryland who settled on the VA/NC border. This evidence includes a long newspaper article by M. M. Rice, one of Jonathan and Tillitha's grandchildren, which appeared in the Enquirer, Boonville, Indiana, 4 April 1896. M.M. Rice was a son of Mariah Floyd Rice, who was living in Warrick Co. when this article was written.

    I've noticed before that your Floyd family lived in some of the same places as some of the Bethels- Spartanburg, SC, and Warren Co., KY, and your Floyds and my Bethels were probably acquainted, but I don't know of any relationship between your Floyds and mine. If your Floyds weren't from MD, they probably weren't related- at least, not closely. I've never found any evidence to show that my Floyds were acquainted with the Bethels until they met in TN or KY. I'm appending the entire article mentioned above to this post since it's the only list I know of for the children of Caleb and Nancy.

    Since the writer of the article had input from a woman who was the niece of these children, I think this list can be taken as fairly accurate, barring the possibility of children who died young- it does fit with Caleb and Nancy's census records. I'd like to hear from anyone who has any good evidence for their time in TN or KY. Caleb probably died there but Nancy may be the older woman who appears in one of Jonathan's census records in IN.
    I notice as I write this that there's some variance in the names of the known daughters of Sampson Bethel from the list given in this article, which I'm not prepared to comment on at the moment, but is a matter for further study.

    An article from the Enquirer, Boonville, Indiana, 4 April 1896. (Microfilm copy at Willard Library, Evansville, Indiana)

    "Dickeyville
    M.M. Rice Correspondent
    For President in 1896
    Hon. Claude Matthews
    'Popular Government Must Prevail'

    A letter from Spencer County, signed D.A. asking a multitude of questions about the bill introduced by Mr. Hemenway to pay Union Bethell for property destroyed during the late war, is to my hand and noted. This letter asks if there is any relation, either by affinity or consanguinuity existing between the Hemenways and Bethells.

    Answer. As well as I can determine, the genealogy of the Bethell family of Warrick County runs thus: About the year 1766. in North Carolina, Sampson Bethell and Mary Cantrel were married. Contemporaneous with this event near Baltimore, in Maryland, Caleb Floyd and Nancy Mainard were joined in holy wedlock.

    It seems that Sampson Bethell and his young wife were among the first pioneers who settled the state of Tennessee, then a part of the territory of North Carolina included in the grant to Lord Clarendon. This marriage was fruitful of many children, there being born to Sampson and Mary Bethell Larken, Cantrel, Green, Chester, Tilman, Cloud, Bluford, Tilitha, Polly and Esther. Later, Caleb Floyd and his wife migrated to Tennessee from Maryland, by way of Virginia, just what time they remained in Virginia, or when they arrived in Tennessee, does not appear, but they settled near the Bethell homestead, the location of which the writer can not find out. Caleb Floyd was of Dutch and his wife of Scotch extraction.

    They had born to them seven children: Sally, Henry, Betsey, Anna, Thomas, Jonathan and Rachel.

    These two families grew up together in the backwoods of Tennessee, and about the beginning of the present century Cloud Bethell and Rachel Floyd were married at the same time Jonathan Floyd and Tilitha Bethell were joined in wedlock.

    We will now leave the Floyd branch of this great family tree and follow the Bethells down to the present time.

    About the year 1820, Cloud Bethell with his family left Tennessee and settled in Orange County, Indiana, when, about this time, as nearly as I can determine Union Bethell was born.

    There were four children older than Union: Thomas, Chester, Warren and Eliza: and three younger: Jonathan, Tillman and Frank.

    This family remained in Orange County only four or five years and then removed thence to Warrick County, taking a claim in Owen Township near where Calvin Wiggins now lives.

    Becoming dissatisfied here, Cloud Bethell moved into Hart Township and entered land on what was known long afterward as the old Doughty farm.

    He soon removed from here to Boonville, where he opened a hotel in the northeast corner of the public square in a log building.

    He died in Boonville about the year 1841; his remains were buried in the Mount Zion Cemetery in Hart Township, but were afterward removed to Newburgh.

    Of the children of this family: Thomas, the oldest, is dead; he was an officer of some renown in the Mexican War; was married three times and died at Newburgh, where his widow lived until her death, which occurred a year or two ago.

    Warren, Chester and Frank are now in California; Tilman lives in Kentucky; Union is still living in Newburgh, where he has resided for many years; his second wife and mother of his children was a sister of the late Judge Parrett.

    All the old members of this noble family of pioneers were and are Jeffersonian Democrats, save Union, whose political history is well known in Warrick County. Some years back he was elected auditor on the Republican ticket; and as well as I remember, did a great deal of scolding and punching of certain Democrats in Warrick and Spencer Counties.

    No, I can not agree with you as to Mr. Hemenway's motive in introducing the bill you refer to. I find no relation existing between the Hemenways and Bethells; and I believe he was prompted only by patriotic motives. Although Jim [Hemenway] was small during the war I believe if it were to be fought over he would fly right into the rebels just as Union Bethell did and make them feel very sorry he was living.

    We should honor patriotism wherever and whenever we may find it. I am very glad Jim introduced this bill, as it has gone to the second reading, and no doubt will be placed in the Congressional Record thus enabling future generations to prove beyond question , that Indiana, your state and mine, which is very proud of us, was really represented in the fifty-fourth Congress.

    Come again, friend D.A., it gives me great pleasure to answer all such questions."

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    Sampson Bethell (b. 10 Jul 1750, m 24 Aug 1773, in Rockingham, NC, Mary Cantrell, b. 4 Dec 1754, New Castle, DE, d. 1820, Liberty, DeKalb, TN. Sampson died 10 Feb 1806, Warren, TN)

    Sible Floyd Bethel listed Constance Sampson as the wife of William Bethell and mother of Sampson. He also surmised that the line of James of 1635, ran to William, to John, to Samuel, to William (& Constance Sampson), to Sampson. It is more likely that it is William, to John, to William (the brother of Samuel), to William (& Jean Hurst) to Sampson.*

    The following is from a September 23, 1992, letter from Tommy Webb. "My information on the parents of Sampson Bethell came primarily from Mr. John P. Bethel of Des Arc, Arkansas, in 1980. He had done a vast amount of research, hired genealogists, etc., and had lots of documentary evidence to support that William Bethell and Jean Hurst were the parents of Peggy, William Samuel and Sampson (and possibly John, Martha and Elizabeth). John P. Bethel did not state positively who the father of William Bethell (m. Jean Hurst) was, but he thought it was William (1676-1750) the son of John Bethell (1655-1707). I likewise subscribe to this theory, but I acknowledge it to be only theory. John P. Bethel had the records of Augusta and other Virginia counties searched, and no evidence was found of a Constance Sampson anywhere. S. F. Bethel does not present any evidence either. Perhaps further information will eventually turn up to clarify this." ...The Early Bethells and Their Descendants 1635-1994, Carol Garde, Jim Garde, p. 28

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    Died:
    Portions of Smith Co.,TN were later created as DeKalb Co.,TN...

    Sampson married Mary Cantrell 24 Aug 1773, Rockingham County, North Carolina. Mary (daughter of Isaac Thornton Cantrell and Talitha Cloud) was born 4 Dec 1754, New Castle County, Delaware; died 0___ 1820, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  8. 39.  Mary Cantrell was born 4 Dec 1754, New Castle County, Delaware (daughter of Isaac Thornton Cantrell and Talitha Cloud); died 0___ 1820, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    She was the daughter of Isaac & Talitha (Cloud) Cantrell.
    She married Sampson Bethel, 24 Aug 1773, Guilford County, North Carolina.

    They moved their young family to Spartanburg County, South Carolina about 1795. They moved to middle Tennessee in 1801. Their son, Cantrell Bethel, established the Brush Creek Primitive Baptist Church in 1802. Two years later he established the Salem Baptist Church.

    The counties were being divided as the population flooded in. This church and graveyard ended up in DeKalb County.

    She was the mother of 12 children;
    1. Larkin Bethel b- 1775
    2. Constance Bethel b-22 Oct 1776
    3. Cantrell Bethel b-17 Dec 1779
    4. Esther Bethel b-about 1783
    5. Green Bethel b-14 Jul 1784 in SC
    6. Sampson S. Bethel b-1787
    7. J. Bethel b-1788
    8. Tillman Bethel b-5 Dec 1788
    9. Chester Bethel b-1789
    10 Cloud Bethel b-1793 in SC
    11 Tilitha Bethel b-1795
    12 Thomas Bethel



    "Her father had several children by his first wife (possibly as many as 16) and nine more by his second wife."..."The Early Bethells..",p. 29

    Children:
    1. Larkin Bethell was born 4 Mar 1775, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 1830-1840, Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee.
    2. 19. Constance "Polly" Bethel was born 22 Oct 1776, North Carolina; died 0___ 1848, Franklin County, Illinois.
    3. Cantrell Bethel was born 17 Dec 1779, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 22 Oct 1848, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    4. Esther Bethell was born Abt 1783, (Spartanburg County, South Carolina).
    5. Greene Bethell was born 24 Jul 1784, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    6. J. Bethel was born 0___ 1788, (Spartanburg County, South Carolina).
    7. Tilman Bethel was born 5 Dec 1788, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 9 Mar 1865, Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    8. Chester Bethell was born 7 Jan 1791, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 0Jul 1869, Fieldon, Jersey County, Illinois.
    9. Cloud Bethel was born 19 May 1793, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 30 Mar 1844, Newburgh, Warrick County, Indiana.
    10. Talitha Bethell was born 22 Apr 1795, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    11. Bluford Bethell was born 8 Feb 1798, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 0___ 1854, Warrick County, Indiana.

  9. 40.  John Webb was born 0___ 1740, Saint Peters Parish, Hanover, Virginia (son of William Webb and Jane Martin); died 0___ 1803, Rutherford County, North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Preacher
    • Military: He was a loyalist during the American Revolution

    Notes:

    Refer to Nonie Webb's excellent article re WEBB progenitors in the "WCGA Bulletin", Volume VIII, No. 3, Fall 1999 entitled the "The WEBB Family".
    Ref vol. IX, Winter 2000
    Per Nonie Webb, John was a loyalist...

    26 Feb 2012

    The Varnell Family Tree website cites 8 genrations of John's antecedents to Henry Alexander Webb...http://varnellfamily.familytreeguide.com/pedigree.php?personID=I8634&tree=T1
    Henry Alexander Webb to his 7th great-grandfather...http://varnellfamily.familytreeguide.com/ahnentafel.php?personID=I7319&tree=T1&generations=8

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    More Content:

    More clues to his antecedents...

    Posted By: James T. Bell
    Email: bell95@aol.com
    Subject: JAMES WEBB, SR - Henrico, VA to Rutherford, NC
    Post Date: January 23, 2003 at 03:40:54
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/webb/messages/12265.html
    Forum: Webb Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/webb/


    I now have a deed proving that James Webb of Orange County, NC is James Webb b 1717 of Henrico, VA, son of John Webb and Hannah Carter. He is a first cousin of Henry Webb of Orange, NC,.

    Much thanks to Jerry Adkisson, Jadkisson55@aol.com, who located this deed.

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    From Henrico County, VA Deeds 1750-1774, Transcribed by Gary M. Williams

    p 774 31 January 1763 JAMES WEBB of Orange County, province of North Carolina, to Gerrard Ellyson of Henrico County, for 10 pounds, 62 acres on the south side of the Chickahominy Swamp, for the term of 99 years from date hereof, being the land devised to said James Webb under the will of his father John Webb, deceased, and to be held for 99 years as if granted by patent; said Gerrard not to be answerable for any action of waste whatsoever admitted.
    ---- Signed James Webb (mark, lower case f with curl underneath)
    ---- Wit Thomas Wooldridge, William Sheppard, Sr, Elijah Moxley (x)

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    JOHN WEBB b. 1693 d. 1736 Henrico
    SO John Webb b 1659 mar Sarah Cocke
    md Mary Martin b. 2-12-1712 St Peters Parish.
    md (2) Hannah Carter, daughter of Theodorick Carter
    ---- Will dated April 27, 1736, divides land between John and James,
    ---- wit. James Cole, Theodorick Carter, Thomas Carter, John Carter

    1) John Webb b 1715
    2) JAMES WEBB b 1717 *
    married Anne "Nanny" Dabbs 1749 in Lunenburg, VA
    3) Giles Webb b 1720
    4) Theodorick Webb b 1723
    5) Henry Webb b 1723
    6) Jacob Webb b 1730
    7) Cuthbert Webb b 1733

    Wentworth Webb b May 5, 1702 St. Peters Parish, VA

    1) John Webb ba 1720 Edgecomb (Halifax Co, NC)
    2) Henry Webb ba 1720 Halifax, Orange Cos., NC
    ---- In 1739 Wentworth and John witness a Henry Webb deed on Plumbtree Island of the Roanoke River in Halifax, NC.

    Land processioning records in St. Paul's parish, VA (formed from St. Peter's parish), Dec 6, 1735, show John Webb with neighbors Gerrard Ellyson and Theodorick Carter.
    ------------------------------------------------------------

    James Webb apparently lived in Amelia Co., VA, Lunenburg Co., VA, Orange/Granville Co., NC (1761), Anson County, NC (1767), Rutherford Co., NC (1777), and SC (probably Greenville, Co.) (1778-1790).

    James Webb probably had older children from a marriage prior to that of Anne Dabbs.

    Possible Children:

    1) JEREMIAH WEBB
    ----Granville, NC 1763 deed, 1769 tax list
    2) DAVID WEBB
    ----1778 Caswell deed, 1786 insolvant tax list for Tar River area, 1790 Rutherford Co. census
    3) JAMES WEBB, JR
    ---- Rutherford Co. deeds, (see below)
    4) FRANCIS WEBB
    ---- Anson DB7-p 57 July 10, 1770 Joseph Dabbs (Jr) to James Webb, Jr and Francis Webb...goods and creatures are in possession of James Webb, Sr of Anson Co.
    5) REV. JOHN WEBB
    ---- b 1740 Could belong to either Henry or James
    6) WILLIAM WEBB
    ---- Could belong to either Henry or James
    7) LEONARD WEBB
    ---- Early settler in Rutherford Co.
    8) JULIUS Webb
    ---- SCC 1765 Mecklenburg (Tryon) land survey
    9) DANIEL WEBB
    ---- Could be a son or grandson
    10) ROBERT WEBB
    ---- Could be a son or grandson

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

    RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NC DEEDS
    E1-26 Oct 6, 1788 JAMES WEBB, SR of SC to DAVID McDOW of Rutherford Co, NC, for 50 Lbs 150 acres, being part of a patent granted said James Webb dated 9 Aug, 1777 in Rutherford Co on Webb's Creek of the Second Broad River on both sides of said creek, adj. William Webb. Signed James Webb Wit: William Webb, Joseph Eakins, Burgess Liles

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    John married Sarah Byars (North Carolina). Sarah (daughter of James Henry Byars and Margaret "Peggy" Gentry) was born 0___ 1742, Granville County, North Carolina; died Aft 1803, Rutherford County, North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  10. 41.  Sarah Byars was born 0___ 1742, Granville County, North Carolina (daughter of James Henry Byars and Margaret "Peggy" Gentry); died Aft 1803, Rutherford County, North Carolina.

    Notes:

    Birth:
    Click here to view Granville District's map & history ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granville_District

    Children:
    1. Jesse Webb, Sr. was born 0___ 1760, Granville County, North Carolina; died 10 Jun 1835, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. 20. John Byars "Byars" Webb, Jr. was born 0___ 1762, (Orange County) North Carolina; died 1835-1840, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. Joel Webb was born 1765, (Orange County) North Carolina.
    4. Elisha Webb was born 1767, North Carolina; died 1850'S, Warren County, Tennessee.
    5. Jacob Webb was born 1768, Caswell County, North Carolina.
    6. Joshua Webb was born 1770, (Caswell County, North Carolina).
    7. Chesley Webb was born 2 Jan 1772, North Carolina; died 30 Oct 1842, (DeKalb County) Tennessee.
    8. Jeremiah Webb was born (North Carolina).
    9. Rebecca Webb was born 1774, Orange County, North Carolina.
    10. Julius Webb was born 1776, Tryon, Polk County, North Carolina.
    11. James Webb was born 1782, (North Carolina).

  11. 44.  Peter Watkins was born 0___ 1733, Frederick County, Virginia, a British Colony of America (son of Evan Watkins and Mary Catherine LNU); died 0___ 1801, Rutherford County, North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Probate: 0Oct 1801, Rutherford County, North Carolina

    Notes:

    Posted By: Justin Watkins
    Email: watkinsjf@hotmail.com
    Subject: Re: Evan Watkins 1744 Va - 1831 Henry Co Ky
    Post Date: March 10, 1999 at 13:58:26
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/watkins/messages/631.html
    Forum: Watkins Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/watkins/

    Barbara,

    The information on Peter Watkins and Ann Nuthall comes from my uncle, Joel S. Watkins, Jr. This is the same Joel S. Watkins that e-mailed Hays Watkins concerning the Kentucky Watkins. Joel has done much research on his ancestry and all of my research has been built on top of his.
    Peter Watkins was born ca. 1670 in Wales. He died before 10 Feb 1695 in Talbot Co., MD. He married before 10 Nov 1690 in Talbot Co., MD, to Ann, daughter of Elias and Elizabeth (Beckwith) Nuthall. Peter and Ann Watkins were the parents of three children:

    1. Peter b. ca. 1691 Talbot Co., MD d. 1745 or after 1752 Frederick Co., VA m. bef 21 Apr 1716 New Castle Co., DE Mary, daughter of David Griffith

    2. Susannah b. ca. 1693 Talbot Co., MD m. 11 Nov 1708 Talbot Co., MD Alexander Goodwin

    3. David b. ca. 1695 d. Dec 1715 St. Paul's Parish, Kent Co., MD

    Peter and Mary Griffith Watkins also had three children: Evan (b. ca. 1716, d. 1765 Frederick Co., VA, m. before 1733 to Mary Catherine), Esau (b. ca. 1720, d. 1759, m. 11 Apr 1738 in St. Paul's Parish, Kent Co., MD to Sarah Ringgold), and Peter (b. ca. 1723).
    Evan and Mary Catherine Watkins were the parents of Thomas, Evan Jr., David, Peter, Jean, Ann, Eleanor, and Sarah.
    Peter m. ca. 1754 in North Carolina to Hannah Reynolds, b. in 1733 in NC, d. 1784? NC. They were the parents of

    1. Esther m. William Capshaw

    2. David b. 1760 d. 14 or 23 Mar 1810 Pendleton Dist., SC m. Temperance Camp d. 1839

    3. Nancy m. James McKinney

    4. Eleanor b. ca. 1765 m. ____ Phillips

    5. Evan b. 1765 Rowan Co., NC d. 1840 St. Clair Co., AL m. ca. 1788 Mary Ann Dill b. 1774 VA d. 1854 St. Clair Co., AL

    6. William b. 4 Mar 1767 (alt: 1 Mar 1767) Tryon Co., NC d. 8 Jun 1851 (alt: 6 Aug 1851) (alt: 6 May 1851) Rutherford Co., NC m. Sarah, dau. of Jacob and Phyllis Davis b. 1775 VA d. aft 1860 (Butts Co.?) GA

    7. Daniel b. ca. 1777 Rutherford Co., NC d. 23 May 1800 NC m. Elizabeth Byars b. 1775 SC d. bef 1850 Warren Co., TN

    William and Sarah (Davis) Watkins were the parents of the following:

    1. Jonas B. d. 1844

    2. Nancy b. ca. 1796 (I previously had no b. date) m. David Amos b. ca. 1791 (I previously had no birthdate for him either)

    3. Mary m. John Byars

    4. Evan d. 1840

    5. Phillip b. ca. 1800 d. 1866 m. Penelope Pope (Last name prev. unknown)

    6. Matilda M.b. 17 May 1808 d. 4 Jun 1871 Spartanburg Co., SC m. ca. 1838 Thomas Harris II b. 10 Jan 1799 Spartanburg Co., SC d. 7 Sep 1887 Spartanburg Co., SC

    7. Alfred McKinney* b. 14 Nov 1816 Rutherford Co., NC d. 26 Jan 1890 Jackson, Butts Co., GA m. (1) 26 Nov 1840 Butts Co., GA Martha J. Byars b. 29 Oct 1822 d. 1 Oct 1841 m. (2) 3 Aug 1842 Rutherford Co., NC Mary Ann, daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Sarah (Baxter) Suttle b. 16 Oct 1822 Rutherford Co., NC d. 11 Jun 1899 Jackson, Butts Co., GA

    8. Susan Margaret b. 24 Jan 1819 d. 3 Oct 1891 Spartanburg Co., SC m. (1) Thomas Harris II (his 2nd m.) m. (2) Henry Smith Wood b. 12 Apr 1837

    9. Louisa b. ca. 1821 m. 1846 Thompson Robbs

    10. Temperance b. ca. 1825 d. 1874 m. Joel Byars

    Alfred McKinney and Martha F. (Byars) Watkins were the parents of Martha F. (b. 1841 according to census records)
    Alfred McKinney and Mary Ann (Suttle) Watkins were parents of the following:

    1. William D. b. 1844-5

    2. Sarah J. b. 1846

    3. Louisa b. 1847

    4. Amanda---2 daughters b. 1848 m. ____ McDaniel

    5. Joel B.--7 children b. 1849 d. 8 Feb 1921 m. Sallie b. 1854

    6. Benjamin Franklin--5 children b. 1851-2 m. Eva b. 1854

    7. Alfred McKinney, Jr.--7 children b. 2 Feb 1854 Jackson, GA d. 8 May 1929 Jackson, GA m. 25 May 1880 GA Sarah Ella, daughter of David Miller and Ann Elizabeth Carolyn (Henderson) Bell Sarah Ella--b. 23 Aug 1861 d. 12 Feb 1935

    8. George Washington b. 1855 d. 13 Feb 1902

    9. Mary A.--1 son b. 1857 m. 16 Nov 1871 Butts Co., GA Wilson Lumpkin Smith b. 12 Jun 1844 d. 27 Apr 1918

    10. Evan Phillip b. 1858-9

    11. James B.--6 children b. 1860

    12. Ida Zeulana--no children b. 1863 m. ____ Hale

    Hope this is not too much information. By the way, I do not have a copy of William Watkins' will; but my uncle does have a copy of Evan Watkins' (c. 1716-65) will.

    Justin ... watkinsjf@hotmail.com


    Peter married Hannah Reynolds Abt 1754, North Carolina. Hannah was born 0___ 1733, North Carolina; died Aft 1784, (Rutherford County) North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  12. 45.  Hannah Reynolds was born 0___ 1733, North Carolina; died Aft 1784, (Rutherford County) North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: spouse
    • Also Known As: Hannah LNU
    • Also Known As: Hannah Renuls

    Notes:

    Died:
    after Peter...

    Children:
    1. Rebecca Watkins was born Abt 1752, Frederick County, Virginia; died Abt 1800.
    2. David Watkins was born 0___ 1760, (Rutherford County) North Carolina; died 23 Mar 1810, Pendleton, Anderson County, South Carolina.
    3. Ellender Watkins was born Abt 1765, (Rutherford County) North Carolina.
    4. Evan "Jack" Watkins was born 0___ 1765, Rutherford County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1840, St. Clair County, Alabama.
    5. William Watkins was born 4 Mar 1767, Tryon, Polk County, North Carolina; died 8 Jun 1851, Rutherford County, North Carolina.
    6. 22. Daniel Watkins, Sr. was born 0___ 1770, Rutherford County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1800, Rutherford County, North Carolina.
    7. Esther Watkins was born (Rutherford County) North Carolina.
    8. Nancy Watkins was born (Rutherford County) North Carolina.

  13. 46.  Nathan Byars was born 0___ 1749, Granville County, North Carolina (son of Earlier Byars Antecedents and unnamed spouse(s)); died 15 Aug 1846, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried Cowpens National Battlefield, Chesnee, South Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Burial: Byars-Ezell Cemetery, Chesnee, Cherokee County, South Carolina
    • Also Known As: Nathan Byers
    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot

    Notes:

    Big news from the Byars dna project.

    Recent dna results prove that James (Henry) Byars of Hanover Co, VA is NOT the ancestor of Nathan b 1749, William who married Sarah Doggett or William who married Elizabeth Bedford. DNA from a proven descendant of James through his documented son Capt John, matches with dna from a descendant of the Byars who went from Granville Co into West Tennessee. NO CONNECTION to old Nathan, William or William

    22 Aug 2014: I spoke to Clovis Byars Herring, the "Grand-Dame" of BYARS historians, and she concurs...

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    more...

    Click here for information and a slide show of Nathan's burial site and Revolutionary War records, documented and presented by John McLain...

    http://logan-family.org/photos/Nathan_Byars_grave/slideshow/p007.html

    Served 3 three-month tours during Revolutionary War and volunteered for three months duty in the Indian Wars. DAR Patriot Index, Vol. II, p.5.

    Inscription: Pvt Continental Line Revolutionary War, Replacement stone, original is in Park Storage.

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    more...

    Majorie Stewart Tucker writes,

    Nathan Byars was born in 1749, Granville Co., NC, d. Aug. 18, 1846, Spartanburg District, SC. He m.1st. after 1772 (date of Burgess Harrelson's will), Drucilla Harrelson, b. ca 1743-50, d. probably ca 1818, dau. of Burgess Harrelson and wife, Elizabeth.

    The will of Burgess Harrelson was made Oct. 9, 1772, in Orange Co., NC. In it he named his daughter, Drucilla Harrelson and gave her two hundred acres of land, indicating that Drucilla was not married when the will was written.

    Nathan Byars is buried in the Cowpens National Park, Cherokee County, SC. His tombstone reads "In Memory of Nathan Byars Sen. who died Aug. 18, 1846 in his 97th year." Note - Cherokee Co., SC was formed 1897 from Union, York, and Spartanburg Counties.

    Nathan Byars served as a Private from North Carolina during the Revolutionary War. On May 22, 1778, he took the State Oath of Allegiance according to the Acts of the Assembly passed at New Bern the 15th day of November, 1777, in the second year of the Independence of the State of North Carolina, being one of seventy- seven persons in the Island Creek District so doing. Among this number was also one William Byars, who may have been his brother.

    While a resident of Caswell County, North Carolina, Nathan Byars was drafted three times and served three months each tour. He then volunteered a tour of three months and went south against the Indians. He was stationed principally at Hillsborough, NC. On Dec. 31, 1844, at the advanced age of ninety-five years, when he applied for his Military Pension, Nathan was unable to remember the exact date of his birth or the exact dates of his service.

    He did remember that his father told him that he was a small boy at the time of Gen. Braddock's defeat (1755, during the French and Indian War). He recollected that he was in the service at the time the battle was fought at the Eutaw Springs (Sept. 1781) and at King's Mountain (1780) and at the time of Gates' defeat (Aug. 16, 1780, Camden, SC), though he did not participate in these battles.

    Nathan's application for pension was supported by an affidavit submitted by Jesse and Rev. Drury, two sons of his neighbor, Richard Scruggs. His application was also supported by Philip Davis and Sarah (Davis) Wadkins, who made oath that their brother, Jacob Davis, was drafted at the same time and that they served the tour together. Sarah Davis was married to William Watkins, whose brother, Daniel Watkins, Sr. married Nathan's daughter, Elizabeth Byars. She stated that she was raised and lived in NC until she was twelve or fourteen years of age and that she lived near Nathan Byars.

    The following is a copy of the interrogation of Nathan Byars when he applied for his Military Pension, Dec. 31, 1844:

    NATHAN BYARS
    Pension Records
    #W6223

    Interrogatory put to the applicant -

    1st Where and in what year was you born - ?

    Ans I was born in Granville County, N.C., but cannot recollect the date of the year, but my father told me I was a small boy at Braddock's Defeat.

    2nd Have you any record of your age?

    Ans No more than what I have told you -

    3rd Where were you living when called in to the service and where have you lived since that time and where do you now live - ?

    Ans I lived in Caswell County, N.C. I then lived several years in Rutherford County, N.C. and since that time have (and now do) live in Spartanburgh Dt. South Carolina -

    4th How were you called in to the service?

    Ans I was drafted in the Militia of N.C. three different times and served three months each tour and volunteered one tour of three months against the Indians -

    5th State the names of some of the regular officers who were with the troops where you served.

    Ans Col. Ramsey and Major Moore, Capt. Cunningham and Capt. Forker -

    6th Did you receive a discharge from the service and if so, by whom was it given and what has become of it?

    Ans I had a regular discharge and believe it was given by Capt. Cunningham - which is now lost or mislaid.

    7th State the names of persons to whom you are known in your present neighborhood and who can testify to your character for veracity and their belief of your service as a soldier of the Revolution -

    Ans Richard Scruggs - Drury Scruggs, Jesse Scruggs and H. Hicks.

    Sworn to and Subscribed the day and year before written -

    his mark Nathan Byars

    R. Bowdin, Judge of the Court of Chancery

    Nathan Byars engaged in many land transactions, both buying and selling in Granville Co., NC from 1780 through 1784, yet in Caswell Co., he bought and sold land from 1781 through 1784. It seems likely the family moved to Rutherford Co., NC about 1783-85.

    Nathan purchased 200 acres from James Webb April 10, 1783, located on Main Broad River in Rutherford County. A few years later, in 1795, he sold a part of it to William Dobbins. On Apr. 13, 1802 he sold lands secured by title bond and gave possession to Arthur Clark the whole of 8 plantations containing 1,250 acres. Either he or his son, Nathan, Jr. bought land in Spartanburg Co., SC beginning in 1817.

    About 1801 Nathan and Drucilla's marriage began to fall apart. Quoting from the Haralson - Harrelson Family History, compiled by Danny K. Haralson, page 47 - "Nathan had been living with Delphy
    Logan since 1801." No source was cited as proof for this statement. Delphy Logan became Nathan's second wife, Oct. 8, 1819.

    In Delphy's application for a widow's pension, made Dec. 29, 1853, she stated that she and Nathan were not married prior to Jan. 2, 1800. Drucilla filed a petition for a legal separation to the
    North Carolina General Assembly October 11, 1808. The following is a copy of the document:

    To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina

    The humble petition of Drusilla Byars of Rutherford County in the said State wife of Nathan Byars of the same County she with, that your petitioner when married was worth a considerable estate, that her said husband had little or no property; that your petitioner lived in harmony with her husband for a great many years in which time she had 10 children during all which time ever since she hath used her best endeavor to improve their property and support their family, did use unremitted exertions to render her said husband happy. That about seven years ago her husband did withdraw his affection from her and did refuse giving her any protection or support and did convince her to leave his house, she repeate and returned and was often obliged to abandon his house to resort to the cold charity of the world for substenance.

    Your petitioner on representing these facts to the Court of Equity of Morgan District had a decree was made in her favor, but she finds no decree can be availing until she is authorized to hold any property she may acquire as she can find no friend who feels sufficient interest to induce him to act as a trustee, and to secure and defend any property to which she might be entitled.

    Now your petitioner humbly prays that an act of Assembly be made authorizing her to hold property which she may acquire and to maintain and defend suit in her own name.

    October 11, 1808 her
    Drusilla X
    Byars
    mark

    Petition of
    Drusilla Byars
    of Rutherford County

    State of North Carolina
    Burk County Court of Equity
    I Adolphus L. Erwin, Clerk
    Master in Equity for said County do hereby certify that Drusilla Byars, did prefer a Bill of Complaint in the Court of Equity for the district of Morgan against her husband Nathan Byars, and obtained a decree in her favor for a separate maintainance in said Court that Writs of purefacing up side from several terms of said Court, and the Sheriff hath not found by his ruling sufficient property to satisfy the Court of the said Suit and that no part of the decree hath been yet satisfied.

    Given under my hand at office in Morgantown November 2nd 1808

    A.L. Erwin Clk.
    Petition of Drusilla Byars of Rutherford County
    Praying a law be passed securing to her such property as she may herself later acquire.

    In Senate November 24th 1808
    Read and referred to the committee on Divorce and Alimony E/e

    By order M. Stokes, Clk Mr. Pickens

    Granted in House of Commons 24 November 1808 read orders at by the Senate
    By order
    Honorable H.B.

    With the help of her son-in-law, Thaddeus Dudley Walker, Drucilla received some money from Nathan. From Rutherford Co., NC Deed Book 25, page 174:

    "This indenture made this 13th day of July, 1809, between William Carson, Esq., high sheriff of the County of Rutherford, State of North Carolina, on the one part and Thaddius Walker of the County of Rutherford and the State aforesaid of the other part. Whereas by virtue of an execution issuing from the Superior Court of Burke County against Nathan Byars for the sum of fifty pounds 5/ which sum was recovered by Drucilla Byars as on record may appear."

    The following information about the early divorces and separations is from The North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, Vol. III, No. 1, Feb. 1977, pp. 43-45:

    "Divorces and Separations Granted by Act of North Carolina Assembly from 1790-1808" by B. Ransom McBride.

    McBride gives a history of Divorce and Separation during colonial times through 1808. He says, "With the advent of liberal Jeffersonian democracy, the upward trend continued, and in the six years between 1802 and 1808, the NC Assembly had approved four more complete divorces and 116 separations." A complete listing of divorces and separations is part of the article with divorces indicated with a D. On page 45 is this entry: Byars, Prusilla, husband not named; of Rutherford Co. (1808, page 39)". Complete information for each entry is available in the Legislative Papers of North Carolina.

    According to Maurice Rasmussen (Enquirer, Vol. I, No. 4, p. 109)

    Drucilla lived with her daughter Elizabeth Watkins and was with her daughter, Nancy Walker when she died.

    Tradition says Drucilla died in 1818. Since there was no divorce, Nathan had to wait until she died before he could marry Delphy, so that may well be the year Drucilla Harrelson Byars passed away.
    Nathan and Delphy Logan were married Oct. 8, 1819, in Spartanburg Dist., SC, by Rev. Joshua Richards.

    Nathan moved from Rutherford Co., NC to the area of the Cowpens Battleground, in the Spartanburg Dist., SC, settling on the high ground separating the Suck and Little Buck Creek watersheds. About 1822 he built a cabin and cleared and fenced a field southwest of the intersection of the Island (Coulter's Ford) and Green River roads. (This info from the Report of U.S. Park Service, Gov't Study).

    Shown on the next page is a picture of the cabin that Nathan Byars built, taken April 14, 1978, courtesy of Dorothy Eubanks Hays. Even though it was recommended that the house be studied, the National Parks Service tore it down."

    In April 1826, Nathan Byars had Joseph Camp survey for him a 394 acre tract, as evidenced by the following:

    State of South Carolina

    Pursuant to a warrant from Jabez Galt, Esq., Commissioner of Locations in Spartanburgh District dated 8th of March 1826 - I have admeasured & laid out unto Nathan Byars, Senr. a Tract of Land containing three Hundred & ninety four acres Situate in Said District and on the head waters of Island, Suck & Buck Creeks including his own home & plantation, also including the Cowpen Battle Ground Bounded East by Scruggs' & Earle's Land and all other sides by unknown Lands - and hath such shape & form as above Plat represents. Surveyed this 5th day of April 1826 ___
    By me, Joseph Camp,

    Andrew Rhea
    & C.B.
    Robt. Scruggs Recorded 12th April 1826. Paid $2.00 and
    Recorded in

    Plat Book B, at page 383.

    A copy of the plat is presented on the next page, followed by a Historical Base Map of the Cowpens National Battlefield.


    The following is quoted from a Report of U.S. Park Service Gov't. Study, page 12:

    "Gov. Richard J. Manning, on examining the plat and its accompanying certificate, granted on October 2, 1826, to Nathan Byars, "his heirs and assigns," a 394-acre tract or plantation on the headwaters of Island, Suck, and Buck creeks.

    An examination of the Byars, Steadman, and McClaren plats shows that in 1826 Byars had been granted 394 acres of the 2,000 acres granted to McClaren 23 years before. McClaren had conveyed title to most of the acreage in his grants to Wilson Nesbitt, who, plagued by lawsuits, had failed to maintain and defend his title. To the west Byars' grant intruded onto the acreage granted to James Steadman in 1787 by Governor Pinckney. The parties to whom the Steadman heirs had conveyed his 2,482-acre grant were absentee owners. Although the plat prepared for Nathaniel Gist by John Gibbs in 1845 shows a conflict, there were no court challenges.

    The Court of Common Pleas for Spartanburg District issued on November 16, 1840, a writ of Five Facias in the suit of Samuel Ezell against Nathan Byars. When Byars was unable to pay the judgment, Sheriff A.C. Bomar of Spartanburg District was ordered to levy $36.60 on his goods and chattels, with interests and costs.

    To enforce the writ, Sheriff Bomar seized and taken of the Lands and Tenaments of the said Nathan Byars all that certain piece parcel and tract of land containing three Hundred Acres, more or less."

    Samuel Ezell sold the 300 acres to his son, James H. Ezell.

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    Nathan Byars was now left penniless, his land and home having been seized from him. On Dec. 31, 1844, he applied for a Military Pension which was repeatedly denied to him. Finally, Oct. 3, 1851, Michael Thompson wrote a letter to James E. Heath, Commissioner of Pensions, pleading emphatically for Nathan's claim to be allowed. This letter must have had a decisive effect. Of Nathan he wrote:
    "But I should reproach myself were I not to exhaust all proper means to establish what I solemnly believe to be a clear, legal and valid claim for a poor bedridden, half starved soldier of the revolution, who literally cries to me for help, to prosecute what he conceives, and what I conceive, to be his rights under the law."

    A typed copy of the Certificate issued for his claim appears on the next page. It was made retroactive to March 4, 1831 and his widow, Delphy recovered the sum. On Dec. 29, 1853, Delphy's application for the widow's pension of half-pay was executed.

    Nathan Byars had died in poverty Aug. 18, 1846 and was buried in the family graveyard behind the house and outbuildings. It would seem that he had died in obscurity, but in the late summer of 1971, descendants from all over the country gathered at his gravesite to dedicate a permanent government marker at his grave. It is reported by Clovis Byars Herring that in 1985 when she visited the cemetery the stone was in pieces and there was no sign of the DAR marker that was put there.

    It is not known when Delphy Byars was born or when she died. She is enumerated in the Census of 1850, Spartanburg District, SC:

    #1278 Delphia Bian 65 SC
    Juda Turner 36 SC male
    Simpson Russ 22 SC
    Miranda " 10 SC
    John H. " 8 SC
    Barbara " 5 SC
    Sarah " 3 SC


    According to this census record she was born in 1785, but in the Census of 1860, Spartanburg District, SC, she was living at Cowpens with the family of Robert and Delilah Martin, and was born in 1776. It is not known who the people were who were living with her. The last mention of her is in a letter which was found among the papers in Nathan's Pension File. It was written July 20, 1937 by A.H. Hiller, Executive Assistant to the Administrator, to Will Franke of Birmingham, AL. He states that in 1868 Delphy Byars was living about sixteen miles north of the Spartanburg Court House.


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    May 4, 1852

    DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
    REVOLUTIONARY CLAIM.


    I certify that in conformity with the law of the United States of the 7th June, 1832, Nathan Byars of South Carolina who was a private in the Revolution is entitled to receive Twenty dollars per annum, during his natural life, commencing on the 4th of March, 1831, and payable semi-annually on the 4th of March and 4th of September, in every year.

    Given at the Department of the Interior, this fourth day of May one thousand eight hundred and fifty two

    Alex H.H. Stuart Secretary of the Interior

    Examined and )
    Countersigned )

    J.E. Heath
    Commissioner of Pensions


    SOURCES:

    1. Pension File W6223, Nathan Byars.

    2. Byars - Byers Enquirer, Vol. I, No. 1, page 7.

    3. The State Records of North Carolina, Vol. 22, pp. 174-75, 1907.

    4. Rutherford County, N.C. Abstracts of Wills 1779-1822.

    5. Affidavit of Marriage by Rev. Joshua Richards.

    6. Report of U.S. Park Service, Gov't. Study. "

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    Nonie Webb,"Henry Byars is the brother of Nathan Byars",abstracted from land deeds,Granville,NC

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    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/halifax/bios/guthrie1.txt

    22 Jan. 1779 James Guttree and William Guttree enter 250 A on waters of Adams Creek; borders Nathan Byas, Charles Bostick and William Allen. Includes the improvements where Garritt Guttree now lives

    13 Oct. 1783 to William Guttery and James Guttery 250 A. on Adams Creek adjacent Nathan Byas, Charles Allen Caswell Co., Deed Book B

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    Rutherford County, NC Records

    Rutherford County was created in 1779 from the western portion of Tryon County.

    SARAH BYASS was listed in Captain RUSSEL's Company in the 1782 Tax List of Rutherford County, NC. She was listed with 200 acres of land, 1 negro, 2 horses, 8 cattle, and an assessment of 208.
    (Source: http://www.northcarolinagenealogy.net/downloads/1782.txt)

    Deed Books A-D, P.77: 17 Oct 1783, MICHAEL MCELWRATH to THOMAS MORRIS, for ¹ 60 "Hard money" ... land on E side Mountain Creek adj. DAVID BYERS, 300 A, granted to sd. BYERS 18 Apr 1771 ... MICHAEL MCELWRATH (SEAL), No wit.
    (Source: Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, p.138)31

    Deed Books A-D, P.173: 10 Apr 1783, JAMES WEBB of Rutherford Co., to NATHAN BYERS of Caswell Co., for ¹ 150 ... 200 A on N side main Broad River adj. MCCLANNAHANS ... JAMES WEBB (+) (SEAL), Wit: WILLM HACKINS, JOHN WEBB, WILLIAM COOPER.
    (Source: Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, p.145)31

    Deed Books A-D, Pp.175-176: 28 July 1779, ALEXANDER COULTER of Rutherford Co., to ROBERT SHIPLEY of same, for ¹ 400 ... 300 A on Cleghorns Creek, formerly Sheppards Creek, JAMES BYARS pattentee ... ALEXANDER COULTER (SEAL), Wit: D. DICKEY, RICHARD SINGLETON.
    (Source: Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, p.146)31

    Deed Books A-D, Pp.192-193: 10 Sept 1779, JOHN BERRY of Dist. of Ninety Six, S.C. to JAMES GRAY of N.C., for ¹ 2000 S.C. money ... land on N side Broad River on McDonalds Creek, adj. JAMES BYARS ... JOHN BERRY (SEAL), Wit: RICHARD MCCLURE, ANDREW THOMSON.
    (Source: Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, p.147)31

    Deed Books A-D, Pp.214: 15 July 1775, ABRAHAM KIRKENDALL of Tryon Co., to JOHN WEBB of same, for ¹ 35 ... land on W side Second Broad River, 300 A ... ABRAHAM KIRKENDALL (A) (SEAL), Wit: JOHN BYAS (J), ROBERT BYAS.
    (Source: Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, p.149)31

    Deed Books A-D, P.228: Grant to ANTHONY DICKEY, 400 A on Mill Creek of Broad River, adj. his own land, BYERS ... 13 Oct 1783. ALEX MARTIN.
    (Source: Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, p.150)31

    Deed Books A-D, Pp.442-443: 6 Jan 1786, THOMAS MORRIS to JOSHUA TYLOR, both of Rutherford Co., for ¹ 80 ... land on N side Main Broad River on E side Mountain Creek, adj. THOMAS JOHNSTON, granted to DAVID BYERS, 29 Apr 1768 ... THOMAS MORRIS (SEAL), Wit: MOSES WRIGHT, JAMES JAFFREY.
    (Source: Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, p.166)31

    Deed Book G, Page 183, No. 753: 20 April 1786, THOMAS MORRIS to ANTHONY DICKEY for 100 pds. tract of 300 a. on both sides Mill Creek on E. branch of Mountain Creek begin. at DAVID BYERS corner, Land orig. granted to JAMES BYERS 18 April 1779. WM. GRANT, Sp--? COLEMAN BROWN.
    (Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.28)15

    Deed Book G, Page 233, No. 801: 25 Sept. 1787, THOMAS WHITESIDES to GARRET VINZANT, JR., for 25 pds. tract of 60 a. on both sides First Broad River being part of a grant to WILLIAM SIMS & MAYDDN BYAR, adj. ROBT. WHITESIDES, SMITH or VINZANT, BARNETT or OZBORN corner. JOHN SMITH.
    (Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.34)15

    Deed Book I, Page 379, No. 927: 6 Oct. 1792, JOSEPH BOREN of Ninety-six Dist., S.C. to JOSEPH CAMP of Rutherford Co. for 100 pds. proc. money of N.C. 222 a. in Rutherford Co. on branch of CARTIN's Mill Creek and on E. side of Broad River begin. at a line formerly called JOHN WILSON's line. Land was first granted to JOSEPH CAMP by JOSIAH MARTIN, Esq. by pat. dt'd. 15 May 1772 and conveyed by deed to JOSEPH BOWREN and now from BOWREN to sd. JOSEPH CAMP. Rec. July 10, 1792. WILLIAM CAMP, WILLIAM B. BYARS-x-.
    (Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.52)15

    Deed Book J, Page 53, No. 1047: 31 July 1786, STEPHEN SHELTON to JOHN CARVER for 5 pds. paid by ROBERT BYARS lately dec'd., 50 a. in Rutherford Co. being part of tract of 400 a. pat. granted to sd. SHELTON. Said 50 a. lies on N/E of survey join. Beaverdam Creek and First Broad River. Rec. 3 Aug. 1793. JOEL SHELTON, "CON PACK".
    (Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.70)15

    Deed Book J, Page 95, No. 1090: 22 Nov 1791, FREDERICK MORNINGSTAIR of Spartanburg Dist. S.C. to JONAS BEDFORD for 50 pds. 150 A. originally granted to GEORGE SAYLOR 26 Nov. 1789 and by deed convy. to FREDERICK MORNINGSTEER. Land on N. fork Floyd's Creek near BEDFOR & ESHLEY. Rec. 7 Dec. 1793. Signed: FREDERICK MORNINGSTER, ELEZABETH MORNINGSTER. WILLIAM-x-BYERS.
    (Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.76)15

    Deed Book K, Page 239, No. 1238: 24 May 1787, ELIZABETH THOMASON to BUSHROD DOGED (sic) for 35 pds. proc. money of N.C., 150 a. in the Old Field where JOHN THOMASON used to live on both sides Rocky Creek of Floyds Creek. Rec. 5 July 1794. NATHAN BYARS, GEORGE SUTTLE.
    (Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.96)15

    Deed Book L, Page 328, No. 1326: 18 Oct 1788, THOMAS TOWNSON, planter, to SARAH BYARS for 30 pds. Virginia money and one Negro girl, 200 a. on S. side Broad River. Land granted to JAMES MOOR by Pat. 5 April 1766. JOEL-x-BLACKWELL, NATHAN BYARS. Rec. 6 Jan. 1795.
    (Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.108)15

    Deed Book L, Page 333, No. 1330: 20 June 1788, NATHAN BYARS to WILLIAM DOBBINS, 90 a. adj. MRS. CLONAHAN on E. side Broad River being part of tract of land granted by Gov. WILLIAM TRYON to JAMES WEBB. The parcel of 90 a. being part of 4 grants granted to WM. WEBB. Rec. 9 Jan. 1795. WILLIAM DOBBINS, JAMES DOBBINS.
    (Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.109)15

    [I failed to copy the page that contains the first part of this deed abstract ... probably deed from Robert Crockett listed below ... REMINDER: get a copy of page 110 of this source] ... York Co., S.C. to NATHAN BIAIS (sic) for 100 pds. (no acreage stated) land on N. side Main Broad River. HENRY McKINNEY, GEORGE-x-SWILL, JAMES-g-GLEMONE.
    (Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.111)15

    [Note: The list of deeds below is taken from the Rutherford County Grantor/Grantee Deed Indexes available on microfilm from the NC State Archives. In a few cases I have also looked at deed books which are also available on microfilm and created my own abstracts which are listed below. And for selected deeds I have transcribed abstracts found in the Bulletin of the Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County. Also, the Byars/Byers deeds I have listed below from Rutherford County are only for the years prior to 1850. There are many more Byars/Byers deeds in Rutherford County after 1850.]

    From Crockett, Robert to Biais, Nathan, Deed Book J-L, p.344, 1795

    From Byars, Nathan to Good, Edward, Deed Book 11-Oct, p.487 & 490, 1799

    Deed Book 11, p.487, 20 January 1797, Nathan Biers/Byars of RCNC to Edward Good of same, 60 pounds, 105 acres on Grog Creek and Sandy Run, part of a grant to James Webb 28 November 1792, conveyed by Webb to Daniel Shipman Junr. and from Shipman to Nathen Biers. Wit. L. Moore, Harrelson Byars. #873, 25 September 1799.
    (Source: Bulletin of the Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, November 1996, p.181)

    Deed Book 11, p.490, 20 January 1797, Nathan Biars/Byars of RCNC to Edward Good of same, 60 pounds 100 acres on Chesnut Log Branch of Sandy Run, conveyed from Daniel Shipman to Nathan Biars. Wit. L. Moore, Harrelson Byars. #874, 26 September 1799.
    (Source: Bulletin of the Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, November 1996, p.181)

    From Byars, Nathan to Blackwell, Joel, Deed Book 15-17, p.125, 1801

    From Byers, Nathan to Lee, Edmond, Deed Book 15-17, p.146, 1801

    From Haney, Richard to Byers, Nathan, Deed Book 15-17, p.194, 1801

    From Byers, John to Black, Joel, Deed Book 18-19, p.72, 1802

    From Hunter, Samuel to Byers, Nathen, Deed Book 20-21, p.32, 1803
    18 January 1800, PATRICK SANDERS of Spartanburgh Co., S.C. to NATHEN BYERS of Rutherford Co., for $333, a tract of land originally granted to JOHN TURNER on October the 19th in the eight year of the independence of te United States, containing 100 acres on the S. side of Broad River on [? ashworths] Creek ... PATRICK SANDERS (Seal), Wit: GEORGE CAMP, WM [? ABBOTT JUNR]. Rec. 28 April 1803.
    [Note: The Rutherford County deed index indicates this deed was from Samuel Hunter to Nathen Byers, but the recorded copy of the deed shows that it was actually from Patrick Sanders to Nathen Byers. The next deed recorded in the deed book was from Samuel Hunter to Warren Metcalf.]

    From Byers, Nathan to Byars, Nathan, Deed Book 20-21, p.49, 1803
    24 August 1802, NATHAN BYARS of Rutherford Co., to GEORGE BYARS of the same, for $50, 50 acres on the S. side of Main Broad River, beginning on the river bank at SARAH BYARS corner, from a patent granted to FRANCES ALEXANDER dated 15 Dec 1799 ... NATHAN BYARS (SEAL), Wit: GABRIEL [? MARTIN], JOHN BYARS. Rec. 6 May 1803.
    [Note: Again, the Rutherford County deed index is in error as it indicates this deed was to Nathan Byars when the recorded copy indicates it was to George Byars.]

    From Good, Robert to Byers, James, Deed Book 20-21, p.316, 1804

    From Byers, Nathan to Hamilton, Joseph, Deed Book 22-23, p.273, 1805
    26 November 1804, EDMAND LEA & NATHAN BYARS of Rutherford Co., to JOSEPH & NOBLE HAMILTON of the same, for $600, land on the N. side of Main Broad River adjoining the land of MARTIN MARTIN, containing 48 acres. Another tract of land on the N. side of [?] Broad River joining the land above described, including the Island Ford commonly known by the name of the Island Ford Tract, containing 167 acres ... EDMOND (x) LEA (SEAL), NATHAN BYARS (SEAL), Wit: [? ??? CAMP, ???]. Rec. 29 March 1805.

    339. Jan 25, 1806, Nathan Byas enters 100 ac in Rutherford Co on each side of Ashworths Cr and S side of main Broad R; border: Joseph Turner and "the" speculation line; issued.
    Source: Pruitt, Abstracts of Land Entries: Rutherford County, NC, January 1804-April 1826, p.23)42

    340. Jan 25, 1806, Nathan Byas enters 40 acres in Rutherford Co on S side of main Broad R; border: "his" Harel Byas and near "the" speculation line; issued.
    Source: Pruitt, Abstracts of Land Entries: Rutherford County, NC, January 1804-April 1826, p.23)42

    342. Feb. 12, 1806, Nathan Byars enters 100 ac in Rutherford Co on both sides of main Broad R; border Wm Dobins and Stephen Philips; issued.
    Source: Pruitt, Abstracts of Land Entries: Rutherford County, NC, January 1804-April 1826, p.23)42

    343. Feb 12, 1806, Nathan Byars enters 50 ac in Rutherford Co on N side of main Broad R; border: Geo Byars, Richd Goode, Wm McGouin, & his own line; issued.
    Source: Pruitt, Abstracts of Land Entries: Rutherford County, NC, January 1804-April 1826, p.23)42

    From Byas, Nathan to Alexander, Francis, Deed Book 22-23, p.514, 1806

    From Good, Joseph to Byers, Nathan, Deed Book 24-26, p.55 & 84, 1807

    Deed Book 24, p.61, 3 February 1807, Stephen Duponceau & William Tilghman Esqrs., Abraham Kintsing Junr., George Worral, and Tench Coxe, by Peter Fisher, their attorney, to Enoch Andrews of RCNC, 30 dollars, 100 acres on Suck Creek, joining Joel Blackwell, Evan Watkins, Daniel Watkins, part of Coxes 6000 acres. Wit. David Webb, Harrel Byars. #67, 7 September 1807.
    (Source: Bulletin of the Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, February 2003, p.33)

    Deed Book 24, p.84, 16 October 1802, Joseph Goode of RCNC to Nathan Byers of same, ¹25, 35 acres on the south side of Main Broad River on Suck Creek. Wit. Jas. Wyle, Horrel Byars. #90, 16 September 1807.
    (Source: Bulletin of the Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, February 2003, p.35)

    From Byers, Nathan to Walker, Thadius, Deed Book 25, p.174, 1810

    From Byers, Nathan to Hamilton, Noble, Deed Book 27-28, p.55, 1813

    From Byars, Nathan to Clarke, Arthur, Deed Book 29-31, p.285, 1817

    From Byars, George to Patterson, David, Deed Book 32-33, p.31, 1819

    From Byars, Samuel to Scoggins, Joseph, Deed Book 32-33, p.45, 1819

    From Blackwell, Joel & Sarah to Byars, George, Deed Book 32-33, p.91, 1819

    From Byars, Nathan to Hamilton, Noble, Deed Book 32-33, p.115, 1819

    From Byars, William to Durham, Edmond, Deed Book 37-38, p.299, 1831

    From Byars, George to McKinney, James, Deed Book 39-40, p.176, 1834

    From Guthery, Jonathan to Byers, John, Deed Book 41-42, p.118, 1835

    From Byars, John to Byars, Drury, Deed Book 43, p.463, 1838

    From Byars, Nathan to Guthrie, Joseph, Deed Book 43, p.534, 1839

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    Lincoln County, NC Records
    Lincoln County was created in 1779 from the eastern portion of Tryon County.
    Drury Logan and Polley Bias; 19 Nov 1803; Bondsman: Abner Massee
    (Source: Bynum, Marriage Bonds of Tryon and Lincoln Counties, North Carolina)12
    Joseph Houston (Hueston) and Pagy Byers; 20 Feb 1809; Bonsdman: John x Mattiss, Witness: Mic Cline
    (Source: Bynum, Marriage Bonds of Tryon and Lincoln Counties, North Carolina)12
    Robert x Byars and Jane Houston; 24 Mar 1804; Bondsman: William x Tucker; Witness: John Dickson
    (Source: Bynum, Marriage Bonds of Tryon and Lincoln Counties, North Carolina)12
    Edward Byars and Jane Henry; 27 Feb 1812; Bondsman: Wm J Wilson; Witness: Lwn Henderson
    (Source: Bynum, Marriage Bonds of Tryon and Lincoln Counties, North Carolina)12
    Wm x Byers and ------ ------; 8 Jan 1796; Bondsman: Wm x Earwood (Carwood)
    (Source: Bynum, Marriage Bonds of Tryon and Lincoln Counties, North Carolina)12

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    Spartanburg County, SC Records
    Spartanburg County was created in 1785 from the district of Ninety-Six. Prior to 1772 when the NC / SC state line was surveyed, the area encompassed by present day Spartanburg County was administered as part of Tryon County, NC.

    Deed Book F, p.251-252, Jul. 31, 1798: DRURY SCRUGGS (Spartanburgh) to JAMES BLACK (same); for 11¹ 11s sterling sold 85 ac on for of Horse Cr; border: conditional line between DRURY SCRUGGS to RICHARD HANEY; part of 655 ac grant Dec. 2, 1793 State's Office to REUBIN WARREN. Witness WILLIAM MORROW and NATHAN BYARS. Signed DRURY SCRUGGS. Wit. oath Aug. 18, 1798 WILLIAM MORROW to WM MCDOWELL. Rec. Apr. 15, 1799.
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.161)43

    Deed Book F, p.273-274, Aug. 24, 1798: MATTHIAS TURNER (Spartanburgh) to JOHN SUTHERLAND (or SOUTHERLAND) (same); for 50¹ sterling sold 100 ac on Surratt's Cr; border: THOMAS HARRIS. Witness: NATHAN BYARS and ZACHARIAH BLACKWELL. Signed: MATTHIAS TURNER's mark. Wit. oath Jan. 10, 1799 NATHAN BYARS to GEOR LAMKIN. Rec. Apr. 21, 1799
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.163)43

    Deed Book G, p.116-117, Mar. 1, 1800: JOHN SUTHERLIN (Spartanburgh) to WILLIAM MORROW (same); for 30¹ sterling sold 100 ac; on both sides of Horse Cr of Broad R; part of 300 ac grant Jan. 1, 1787 States Office to JOSEPH WARREN and sold by NATHANIEL PACACE (or PERRACE) to JOHN SUTHERLIN. Witness: NATHAN BYARS, JNO BONNER, and DAVID PARIS. Signed: JOHN SUTHERLIN. Wit. oath May 10, 1800, DAVID PARIS to GEO LAMKIN. Rec. Nov. 13, 1800.
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.195)43

    Deed Book I, p.423-424, May 29, 1804: JAMES PHILIPS (Rutherford Co, NC) to REUBIN PHILLIPS (Spartanburgh); for $50 sold 170 ac on both sides of Ashworth Cr; border: N-North Carolina line, S-Camp; on lower end of 300 ac grant to THOMAS THOMSON; survey Sept. 23, 1794 for THOMAS THOMSON. Witness: JACOB PHILLIPS and NATHAN BYARS. Signed: JAMES PHILLIPS' mark. Wit. oath Jul. 21, 1804 JACOB PHILLIPS to JNO RICKMAN. Rec. Oct. 8, 1804.
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.276)43

    Deed Book K, p.37-38, Sept. 5, 1803: JOHN COOPER (Spartanburgh) to JOHN CHAMPION, WM HESTER, NATHAN BYARS, and VARDRY CAMP, deacons of Church of Providence; for $5 sold 4 ac; plat attached. Witness ABISHA CAMP and JOSEPH CAMP. Signed JOHN COPPER. Wit. oath Mar. 25, 1805 ABISHA CAMP to WILLIAM LANCASTER. Rec. Mar. 25, 1803.
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.288)43

    Deed Book L, p.337, Dec. 9, 1807: JACOB CROCKER (Spartanburgh) to JOSEPH BYARS (same); for $300 sold 286 ac; border: Camp, Cherokee Cr, Watson, Markley, and Green's Cr. Witness: NATHAN BYARS and THOMAS BYARS. Signed: JACOB CROCKER. Wit. oath Aug. 27, 1808 THOMAS BYARS to JOHN LIPSCOMB. Rec. Oct 3, 1808.
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.377)43

    Deed Book O, p.247, Apr.3, 1815: DETITHY MERRIMAN (Bledso Co, Tenn) to BRIANT BONNER (Spartanburgh); for $100 sold 100 ac on Sarratt's Cr of Broad R; border: SILAS YARBOROUGH, NATHAN BYARS, path from NATHAN
    [I failed to copy the page that contains the last part of this deed abstract ... REMINDER: get a copy of page 508 of this source]
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.507)43

    Deed Book P, p.290-291, Nov. 19, 1813: WILLIAM MORRESS (Spartanburgh) to WILSON NESBETT (same); for $250 sold 573 ac in two parts -- (l) (ac omitted); border: TURNER and WILSON NESBETT (bought from JAMES HARRISON); part of grant to JOHN BOMAR; and (2) 79 ac; border; WILSON NESBETT (bought from JAMES HARRISON, WOFFORD, and TURNER; 23 ac excepted "where Spece's old line runs into (1)"; WILLIAM MORRESS is to return money if older grant takes the land in 10 years. Witness: WILLIAM CAMP JR and NATHAN BYARS. Signed: WILLIAM MORRISS. Wit. oath Jul. 28, 1813 WILLIAM CAMP JR to J CAMP. Rec. Jul. 23, 1817.
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.556)43

    Deed Book S, p.375, Jan. 14, 1824: JACOB CROCKER (Spartanburgh) to THOMAS THOMAS (same); for $50 sold 211 ac; border JAMES CROCKER and JEREMIAH MARTIN. Witness NATHAN BYARS and SHADRICK WEER. Signed: JACOB CROCKER. Wit. oath Jan. 14, 1824 NATHAN BYARS to JOSEPH CAMP. Rec. Aug. 2, 1824.
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.720)43

    Deed Book T, p.135, Oct. 24, 1825: THOMAS THOMAS and NATHAN BYARS to CABRED MCCRAW; for $131.25 sold 211 ac on waters of Island Cr of Pacolate R; except what is in BONNER's tract. Witness: JOHN MARTIN and STERLING GORDEN. Signed: THOMAS THOMAS and NATHAN BYARS. Wit. oath Oct. 24, 1824 JOHN MARTIN to J CAMP. Rec. Nov. 12, 1825. Dower renounced Oct. 31, 1825 NANCY THOMAS to GEO CAMP.
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.750)43

    [NOTE: I have only transcribed selected Byars related deeds from the Pruitt 1785-1827 book. The full list of Byars/Byers given names from the index is as follows: James, James Jr., James Sr., John, Jonas, Jonathan, Joseph, Joshua, Nathan, Robert, Thomas, and William]

    Deed Book U, 590, p.487-488, 7 Jan 1828: ASPASIO EARLE [ESPASIO EARLE in one ref.] (Rutherford County., N.C.) to ROBERT S. SCRUGGS JUNR. (Spartanburgh Dist), for $130 sold a certain tract of land in Spartanburgh dist on the head branches of Suck creek. Containing 300 acres more or less as will appear by patent, bearing date to SAML. EARLE 5 June 1786. Witness: NATHAN BYARS SR., CHARLES B. DURHAM. Signed: ASPASIO EARLE. Witness oath by NATHAN BYARS SR. 29 Sept 1828 to GEO. CAMP, J.Q. DOWER relinquished by POLLY (X) EARLE 21 Feb 1829 to WM. S. MORGAN, J.Q. Rec. 7 Mar 1831.
    (Source: Vehorn, Spartanburg District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1827-1839, p.127)57

    Deed Book V, 735, p.586, 19 Sept 1834: ANTHONY GILMORE (Ga.) do hereby appoint DANIEL GILMORE my lawful attorney to recover and receive from ELIJAH TURNER, Executor of the Estate of READICK ARNDEL late of Spartanburgh Dist. Decd. all my right, title and interest in the said Estate. Witness JOSEPH CAMP, NATHAN BYARS. Signed ANTHONY GILMORE. Witness oath by NATHAN BYARS 2 Jan 1836 to J. CAMP J.Q. Rec. 4 Jan 1836.
    (Source: Vehorn, Spartanburg District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1827-1839, p.315)57

    Deed Book W, 13, Page 236-238, 9 Nov 1836: MARY RICHARDS and sons NOAH RICHARDS, JAMES RICHARDS, JOSHUA RICHARDS, JOSEPH RICHARDS for $200 paid by the treasurer of the So. Ca. Manufacturing Company, do sell unto WM. WALKER, HUGH BAILY, S.N. EVINS, JNO. BOMAR JR., SIMPSON BOBO, President & Directors of said Co., all that tract of land on the waters of Thickaty. Border; CROCKER, MARKLEY, PRICE, BIV. Containing 269 acres more or less. Witness FREDERICK PRICE, WILLIS SMITH, E.S.E. CHAMBERS, DRURY BYARS. Signed: NOAH RICHARDS, JAMES RICHARDS, JOSHUA RICHARDS, JOSEPH RICHARDS, MARY (x) RICHARDS. Witness oath by WILLIS SMITH that he saw NOAH RICHARDS, JAMES RICHARDS, JOSHUA RICHARDS, and JOSEPH RICHARDS sign the deed. Given 10 Feb 1837 to J. CAMP J.Q. Witness oath by DRURY BYARS that he saw MARY RICHARDS execute the conveyance. Given 10 Feb 1837 to J. CAMP J.Q. Dower relinquished by HANNA (x) RICHARDS, ELIZABETH (x) RICHARDS & NANCY (x) RICHARDS, the wives of NOAH RICHARDS, JAMES RICHARDS, and JOSEPH RICHARDS, 10 Feb 1837 to JOSEPH CAMP J.Q. Rec. 4 Apr 1837.
    (Source: Vehorn, Spartanburg District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1827-1839, p.384)57

    Deed Book W, 18, Page 243-244, 26 Sept 1836: NATHAN BYARS (Spartanburgh Dist) in consideration of $109 paid by WILLIAM CLARK Agent for the So. Ca. M. Co. (same), have sold unto WILLIAM WALKER, SAMUEL N. EVINS, JOHN BOMAR JR., HUGH BAILY & SIMPSON BOBO, President and directors, a certain tract of land in said Dist. on the branches of Turners fork, of Thickaty Creek. Border: TURNER. By computation 96 acres more or less. Witness JOHN R. RICHARDS, JOHN BYARS. Signed NATHAN BYARS. Witness oath by JOHN R. RICHARDS 20 Nov 1836 to J. CAMP, J.Q. Dower relinquished by EMELIA (x) BYARS 6 Oct 1836 to JOSEPH CAMP, J.Q. Rec. 5 Apr 1837.
    (Source: Vehorn, Spartanburg District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1827-1839, p.384)57

    [NOTE: I have only transcribed selected Byars related deeds from the Vehorn 1827-1839 book. The full list of Byars/Byers given names from the index is as follows: Drury, Emelia, John, Joseph, Joshua, Nathan, Nathan Sen., Robert, Thomas, and Wm]

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    Nathan Byars, was born in Granville Co., NC sometime in 1749 and, according to his pension declaration, he had no proof of his birthdate except that his father told him that he was a small boy at Braddock's defeat.

    At the time of his entry into the service, he was a resident of Caswell County, NC and was drafted for a 3-months tour of duty, serving as a Private under Captain Cunningham and Captain Forbes (?) (Forker?) in the Regiment commanded by Col. Ramsey and Major Moore. He was drafted for two additional tours of duty and later volunteered for a three-months tour. He did not remember the dates of his services; however, his declaration for pension, indicated that he was in the service `at the time of the battle of Eutah Springs, Kings Mountain, and at the time of Gates' defeat', although he did not fight in any of those battles. During the various tours of duty, Private Byars was stationed principally at Hillsborough, and adjacent counties, and, during one tour, went out against the Indians' in the western part of the State. In support of his claim for pension, two of his neighbors, Rev. Drury Scruggs, and Jesse Scruggs, attached a statement supporting the facts given by the claimant, Nathan Byars.

    Sometime just prior to, or during the Revolution, Nathan Byars was married to Drucilla Harrelson, Drucilla Harrelson born 1750, in Hanover Co., VA, daughter of Burges Harrelson and Elizabeth Green. According to a Rutherford Co., NC book 25, page 174, Nathan was ordered by the court to pay Drucilla $50.00 cash. Thought to be a divorce. After the divorce of Nathan and Drucilla, in 1799, Drucilla went to live with her daughter Elizabeth Byars Watkins in or near McMinnvile, TN. She later went to live with her daughter Nancy Byars Walker. She lived there until her death in 1816. Nathan later married Delphy Logan on October 8, 1819, and at least one, and possibly more, children were born of this marriage. Delphy Logan was born about 1779, and was married to Nathan Byars on October 8, 1819 in Spartanburg District, S. C. by Rev. Joshua Richards.

    Nathan Byars purchased 200 acres of land from James Webb on April 10,1783, located on Main Broad River in Rutherford County, NC. A few years later in 1795, part of this land was sold to Williams Dobbins {special note not included in article - William Dobbins is the 4th great-grandfather of Cecil VanDyke}. Byars moved to that area now in Cherokee County, SC about 1822, and on April 5, 1826, received a South Carolina State grant for 394 acres of land, in Spartanburg District located on the headwaters of Island, Suck and Buck creeks, part of an original grant to James Steadman. This land included that tract that is now the Cowpens National Battleground. Part of this land was sold by Byars to James H. Ezell on November 16, 1840, and on January 6, 1886, James Ezell sold part of th land, but reserved one acre, where the Cowpens Battleground monument now stands, as belonging to the Washington Light Infantry Company of Charleston, S.C. The federal government later erected the present monument on the site.

    Nathan Byars died August 18th, 1846, at the age of 97 years, and his grave is located about 1/2 mile from the battleground monument, about 11 miles west of Gaffney, Cherokee County, SC.

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    1778--22 May: took loyalty oath in Granville Co. NC along with Nathan Byars. Source: The NC State Records, Vol 22, p 174, "Persons of Island Creek District." (Nathan Byars was a Rev. War patriot, b 1749 in Granville Co., NC, died 1846 in Spartanburg Co SC. Nathan had land where the National Cowpens Battle Ground is in Cherokee Co. SC. To the writer's knowledge, the descendants of Nathan have not found his parents as of 1999.)

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    Military:
    At the time of his entry into the service, he was a resident of Caswell County, NC and was drafted for a 3-months tour of duty, serving as a Private under Captain Cunningham and Captain Forbes (?) (Forker?) in the Regiment commanded by Col. Ramsey and Major Moore.

    He was drafted for two additional tours of duty and later volunteered for a three-months tour.

    He did not remember the dates of his services; however, his declaration for pension, indicated that he was in the service `at the time of the battle of Eutah Springs, Kings Mountain, and at the time of Gates' defeat', although he did not fight in any of those battles.

    During the various tours of duty, Private Byars was stationed principally at Hillsborough, and adjacent counties, and, during one tour, went out against the Indians' in the western part of the State. In support of his claim for pension, two of his neighbors, Rev. Drury Scruggs, and Jesse Scruggs, attached a statement supporting the facts given by the claimant, Nathan Byars.

    Nathan married Drucilla Harrelson (Orange County, North Carolina); divorced 24 Nov 1808, (Rutherford County, North Carolina). Drucilla (daughter of Burgess Harrelson and Elizabeth Gaines) was born 0___ 1744, (New Hanover County, North Carolina); died 0___ 1816. [Group Sheet]


  14. 47.  Drucilla Harrelson was born 0___ 1744, (New Hanover County, North Carolina) (daughter of Burgess Harrelson and Elizabeth Gaines); died 0___ 1816.
    Children:
    1. George Byars was born 1773, (Caswell County, North Carolina).
    2. Martha Druscilla Byars was born 31 Dec 1774, Granville County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1822, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. 23. Elizabeth Byars was born 1 Jan 1775, (Caswell County, North Carolina); died (Warren County, Tennessee).
    4. Nancy Byars was born 0___ 1776, Commonwealth of Virginia; died 0___ 1860, Marion County, Alabama; was buried Goodwater Cemetery, East Winfield, Marion County, Alabama.
    5. Nathan Byars, Jr. was born 0___ 1776, (Caswell County) North Carolina; died 0___ 1860, (Lawrence County) Alabama; was buried Bald Knob Cemetery, Five Points, Lawrence County, Alabama.
    6. John Byars, Sr. was born 0___ 1777, Caswell County, North Carolina; died 13 Apr 1852, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; was buried Union Hill Cemetery, Homewood, Jefferson County, Alabama.
    7. Mary Margaret Byars was born 0___ 1778, Virginia; was buried Anthony Family Cemetery, Fayette County, Alabama.
    8. Burgess Harrelson "Harrel" Byars was born 0___ 1779, Buncombe County, North Carolina; died 13 Feb 1874, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Byars Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    9. Robert Byas was born 0Mar 1785, Rutherford County, North Carolina.
    10. Andrew (Drury) Byars was born 0___ 1786, Rutherford County, North Carolina; died 1 May 1845, (Bedford County, Tennessee).


Generation: 7

  1. 64.  Peregrine Mackness, Sr., The Immigrant was born ~ 1698, (Fosdyke) Lincolnshire, England; was christened 5 Apr 1698, Fosdyke, Lincolnshire, England (son of John Macanas and unnamed spouse); died 9 Jun 1763, (Prince George's County, Maryland).

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Blacksmith
    • Also Known As: Peregrine Macanas
    • Also Known As: Peregrine Mackaness
    • Also Known As: Perrygreen Magness, Sr.

    Notes:

    The following paper on Peregrine Magness, Jr. was written by the DeKalb County Historian, Thomas G. Webb. The contents of these pages are copyright 2000 to Thomas G. Webb. all rights are reserved. The information on these pages are free for private use, but may not be included in any compilation or collection in any media form for either private or commercial use without the author's consent. I am using these papers on this page with Mr. Webbs permission.

    Magness History

    I have compiled this Magness family history in order to get a comprehensive picture of the entire family of Peregrine Magness, Jr., of Maryland and North Carolina. I have not been able to get completely reliable information; therefore some errors will appear. It is my hope that those who see such errors will let me know what they are and will send me the correct information, along with supporting evidence. I have no telephone or computer, but my mailing address is:

    Thomas G. Webb
    835 South College Street
    Smithville, Tennessee 37166

    My line of descent is from two of the daughters of Perry Green Magness (1796-1884), son of George Magness (born about 1768), son of Peregrine Magness (about 1722-1800). Much of the Magness research I have done myself, especially in Maryland and Tennessee. Most of the research in the North Carolina records was done in the 1970’s by Miles Philbeck, Jr., and is very reliable. However, some of it is not complete, partly because the records themselves are not complete. I have used some information from the Verna Magness book, Magness Migration, 1733-1986. I also have correspondence from a number of Magness descendants, including Mrs. Mary Pugh, Mrs. Nell Henry, Bob Wall, Mrs. Vida Harris, James Magness, Mrs. Marilynn Knowles, David Hennessee, G. David MacKenzie, and several others.

    I am doing this not as a completed work, but as a work in progress. I am hoping to correct all errors, add such further information as may be available, and eventually be able to compile an accurate and comprehensive history of the Peregrine Magness family.

    As you will see, some of our Magness relatives have not behaved as well as they should have. However, most of them paid the penalties for their misbehavior, and most of them and their descendants went on to become useful and productive citizens. And before we condemn too quickly, let us remember the words of the apostle Paul, that “all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23), including ourselves.

    The Magness family has proved to be somewhat more interesting than most of my other ancestors. When I began My family research in my early teens, my father told me that I would probably find a horse thief. Sure enough, I did, and he turned out to be the ancestor of both my mother and my father. I have sought the facts, whatever they were, for I wanted to know everything I could about these ancestors. To quote scripture again, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32) I find the magness family extremely interesting, and as we all attempt to discern the truth about them, I hope that you will too.

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    PEREGRINE MAGNESS, JR., and his WIFE MARY

    Peregrine Magness, Jr., was born about 1722, possibly in England, but more likely in Prince George’s County, Maryland. He was the son of Peregrine Mackaness, Sr., and his wife Mary. His names, both first and last, have been spelled in many ways in various records. He himself spelled his last name in different ways, mostly as MACKNESS and MAGNESS, with Magness becoming the generally used name by 1780, and the name used by almost all of his descendants.

    Peregrine Magness, Jr., was evidently the only child of his parents, or at least the only one who lived to adulthood. He grew up in colonial Prince George’s County, Maryland, where his father was living by 1729. (1) His father was a blacksmith and made more money than did many people of that time. He accumulated land, livestock, and slaves, not in large quantities, but he had enough to give him a comfortable living.

    Prince George’s County was very rural and hardly had a town worthy of the name. Young Peregrine’s opportunities for education were somewhat limited; nevertheless he did learn to read and write. There is no evidence that he followed his father in the blacksmith trade; the Maryland deeds speak of Peregrine Jr. as a "Planter", that is, a farmer. His father owned land, and on April 22, 1757, he gave to “his son the Perygrene Mackaness Junior” for “natural love and affection” one half of a tract of 105 acres called Part of Stoke, lying in Prince George’s County, Maryland. (2)

    By the time his father gave him land, Peregrine had been married about twelve years and had five sons. His wife, like his mother, was named Mary, and her maiden name is presently not known. (Some have thought that Peregrine’s wife was Sarah Hamrick, but all evidence indicates that she was definitely not Sarah Hamrick.) Mary was probably born about 1727 in Maryland, and they likely married about 1745 in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Their first known child was born about 1747; the last child (and only daughter) was born 1772. They had probably ten sons and one daughter.

    Peregrine Magness, Jr., and his wife Mary were apparently members of the Church of England, but the references I have are confusing. One reference says that their son Benjamin was born 6 April, 1745 in St. George's’sa Parish in Prince George’s County, Maryland. A second reference says that in 1759 Perygreen Mackness, Jr., signed a petition to divide Prince George’s Parish in Frederick County, Maryland. (3) Wherever the parish was located, Peregrine was evidently interested enough in the church nearer to his home, as attendance was compulsory, and in the larger parishes many had to travel long distances to reach the church. Maryland had shortage of Anglican ministers, especially in the rural areas such as Prince George’s County.

    Whatever interest he may have had in the church, Peregrine Magness did not remain much longer in Prince George’s County. On February 9, 1760, he sold for 20 pounds to George Naylor the 51 acres his father had given him three years earlier, of the tract called Part of Stoke. On the same day hid wife Mary came and relinquished her right of dower, which is the first public record I have found of his wife. Another note of interest in this document is that in the deed itself the name is spelled Perygren Mackness Junr., while in the relinquishment of dower it is spelled peregrine Magness Junr. (4)

    Exactly where Peregrine went after selling his land is uncertain. His father, Peregrine Mackaness, Sr., was living in Frederick County, Maryland, in 1764 when he sold his land in Prince George’s County. (5) His wife was apparently dead, and he may have been living with his only known child, Peregrine, Jr. However, in the Hopewell Friends History, 1734-1934, Published 1936, is a reference to Frederick County, Virginia, where the will of Nathaniel Thomas was proved on March 1, 1763, with witnesses Mary Magnus and Perry MackNess. This sounds very much like our Peregrine Magness.

    An even more definite reference is found in Bedford County, Virginia, Court Order Book 3, Page 172, when in February 1765 Peregrine Magness was ordered to help view a new Road. This road was from Nicholas Davis’ ferry to James Callaway’s road, and was evidently near the home of Peregrine Magness. This same order book in Bedford County, Virginia, on pages 815 and 820, shows the record of two trials held in 1771. They were not related to the Magness family, but they show the kind of justice administered at the time, with which the Magness family would soon have some experience.

    Both trials dealt with black men held as slaves, and the law was harsher with blacks than with whites, but not much. Dick Nanes, valued at 90 pounds, was charged with stealing goods from a store on December 11, 1771. Brought to trial the next day, he pleaded not guilty, but was found guilty, and the court ordered that “the sheriff hang the said Dick on the 27th day of this month until he is dead.” Justice was swift and sure; sixteen days after committing the crime he was dead.

    The other trial was held on December 27, 1771, on the very day Dick was hanged. Robin, the slave of James Buford, was charged with entering the house of John Dawn and stealing “sundry things.” He was found guilty, and the court ordered that “the Sheriff set the sd. Robin in the pillory & nail his Ears to the pillory” for one hour, and then give him 39 lashes “on his Bare Back” and then discharge him. Robin was more fortunate than some; he was not hanged, and he did not even have his ears cut off, as was done in some cases.

    Similar administration of justice was found in most of colonial America, including North Carolina, which was where the Magness family went next, and where they stayed for 30 or more years. On December 21, 1786, an order was made to survey for Perry Green Magness 200 acres on both sides of Knob Creek in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. A month later, on January 23, 1769, Perrygreen Magness bought 300 acres on Buffalo Creek in Tryon County from William Sims. (6) In November of that year Peregrine entered 300 acres on both sides of Hickory Creek. He continued to acquire land, and by 1795 owned more than 1500 acres in what started as Tryon County, but later became Rutherford, Lincoln, and Cleveland Counties.

    Clarence Griffin’s history of these counties, printed in 1973, notes several patriotic activities of Peregrine Magness. The April 1770 Tryon County Court Minutes show that Perrygreen Magness was commissioned as an ensign in the Tryon milita. On July 26, 1775, the Tryon Committee of Safety was organized, including Captain Mackness’ Company: William Graham, James McAfee, and Perrygreen Mackness. Perrygreen mackness also signed the resolution supporting resistance to British forces, which was drawn by the Committe of Safety. He was among those present at the September 14, 1775, meeting of the Committee of Safety. (7) Besides the contributions of Perregrine Magness, provably all four of his oldest sons served the American cause during the Revolution.

    By the time the Revolutionary War ended, Peregrine Magness was beginning to prosper. The Rutherford County, North Carolina tax list of 1782 shows him with 2 slaves, 8 horses, 27 cattle, and 700 acres of land. (Horses were almost the only transportation at that time, as roads were very poor.) (8) By the 1790 census he owned 3 slaves, which was a relatively small number, but in Rutherford County at that time, only one family in seven owned any slaves at all. Peregrine and Mary in 1790 only had two children at home, apparently their son George and their daughter Sally. Peregrine was about 68 and Mary about 63. They had done well financially and owned much property. Their children were grown and most of them married; they had several grandchildren. They should have been ready to sit back and enjoy the fruits of their labors. Instead, they faced difficult years of trouble and turmoil which would take most of their property and leave Mary and Peregrine almost destitute in their old age.

    I can offer little explanation for the behavior of their sons. They may have had little moral influence in their lives. The Church of England in colonial Maryland was very weak, and we presently have no evidence that the Magness family was active in any church in North Carolina. Historians say that the Christian church in general was weak from the time of the Revolution until the Great Revival of 1800. Some of Peregrine’s sons seemed lacking not just morals, but even common judgment. When Peregrine tried to help them, he ended in financial ruin, and in his last years he left his home in North Carolina for the Kentucky frontier. At least four of Peregrine’s sons got into sever legal difficulties. His son Joseph in 1787 married Arabella Twitty, and in 1789 Joseph’s apparent brother, Zachariah Magness, was tried and convicted of raping Arabella; she accused Joseph of aiding and abetting the act. We still do not know what penalty was imposed on Zachariah; quite possibly it was death by hanging. Good lawyers were expensive then, as they are now, and very likely much of the legal expense in this case fell on Peregrine, the father. Joseph got into further difficulties involving his brother George Magness, and by 1795 Joseph had left North Carolina and moved to the Kentucky frontier, in what was then the west.

    George Magness was Peregrine’s youngest son, and he had been in the Morgan District Superior Court in 1785, when he was only 17. He was giving testimony there in 1792. In April 1794 in Lincoln County, George was found guilty of petty larceny. Though a motion was made for appeal, and Robert Wier and Perrygreen Magness each offered to put up 500 pounds bond, the motion was overruled. George was sentenced to “receive ten lashes on the bard back well laid on by the Sheriff between the hours of twelve and one o’clock this Day at the public whipping post.” Even after suffering this punishment, George still had to make bond with his brother William Magness for 500 pounds each “for the good behavior of the said George for one year & a Day.” Five hundred pounds was a sizable sum of money for that time; it would buy several hundred acres of land or five strong young slaves.

    Quite possibly the 500-pound bond was forfeited, as George was back in court in October 1794 as the admitted father of a base born child. Again, bond had to be made. Less than a year later he was again in Superior Court on a charge of stealing a horse. Though found not guilty, he was charged with court costs. Having no property other than the clothes on his back, George had to spend three months in jail.

    Meanwhile, George’s brother, Robert Magness, had also been accused of stealing a horse. Like George, he was found not guilty of stealing the horse, but he was found guilty of perjury. As we have already seen in the Virginia cases in 1771 and from George Magness’ ten lashes on the bare back, the penalties of the law could be very harsh. Robert did not want to receive the penalty, whatever it was, and he left the state. This left his father, Peregrine Magness, and his brother, Jonathan Magness, to pay the bond they had put up. Peregrine’s sons William, Benjamin, and Jonathan had made bond in several of these cases, and some had been forfeited. Peregrine had also made bond, besides bearing much of the legal expense of these cases. By 1795 Peregrine was selling land to his son William. (9) Robert’s bond forfeiture was the final blow. In the summer of 1796, the sheriff sold more than 1150 acres of Peregrine’s land at public auction. (10)

    Like his sons before him, Peregrine left North Carolina; in fact, he apparently followed his son Joseph to Woodford County, Kentucky, where on November 3, 1798, he sold to William Magness two slaves for $500. (11) A little over a year later, Peregrine and his sons George and Joseph (and probably Robert) were all in Warren County, Kentucky, where Peregrine on May 8, 1800, made his will. He left all his property (which was probably very little by that time) to his wife Mary to dispose of as she pleased. George and Joseph Magness were named executors, and the will was proved in July 1800. (12) The exact burial place of Peregrine Magness is not now known. Some have thought that he was buried in North Carolina, but I believe that to be extremely unlikely. I would think that he is buried somewhere in Warren County, Kentucky, in an unmarked grave. How long his wife Mary survived him is not now known.

    All the children of Peregrine Magness and his wife Mary are not definitely established, but evidence indicates that they had the following ten sons and one daughter.

    Children of Peregrine Magness and wife Mary

    1. William Magness was born about 1747 in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and moved with his parents to Virginia and later to Tryon County, North Carolina, which in 1779 became Rutherford and Lincoln Counties. William served as captain of a company in Col. Wm. Graham’s Tryon Regiment of Militia during February and March of 1776. (13) William began acquiring land by 1774 (14) and by the time of his death owned about 2500 acres. The 1790 Lincoln County Census shows him with 12 slaves; the 1810 census shows him with 19 slaves. William Magness never married, and he died on May 6, 1816, “Intestate and without legitimate issue.” (15) His estate was eventually divided into seven shares, which went to his living brothers and sisters, and to the heirs of those deceased. However, there was considerable litigation, and the estate was not settled until 1825. Much of what we know about the family comes from these court proceedings. In 1819 four of William’s brothers (Robert, Jonathan, Joseph, and Samuel) brought suit against the administrators, John Roberts and Benjamin Magness. The suit claimed that personal property had been sold worth about $17,000.00 but that still unaccounted for were nine slaves and a large quantity of cider and brandy. (16) When the real estate was divided in 1825, each of the seven shares was valued at $1400.00ma a considerable sun for that time. William Magness was buried near Shelby, North Carolina, on Buffalo Creek in what is now Cleveland County, North Carolina, in the same cemetery as his sister Sarah Roberts and her family. His tombstone says “Sacred to the Memory of William Magness, who died May 6, 1816, age 69 years.

    2. James Magness was probably a son of Peregrine and Mary Magness, but no conclusive evidence has been found to establish him positively as one of their children. James was probably born about 1750 in Maryland. On August 2, 1778, in Tryon County, North Carolina, he made claim to 150 acres on Little Broad River, but the claim was denied because someone else had a prior claim. At the October 1783 Rutherford County, North Carolina, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, and inventory of the estate of James Magness was returned by Abraham Collins, administrator. (Collins appears as a witness on several Magness deeds.) James Magness was apparently unmarried and died with heirs. Some have thought that James died at the Battle of Cowpens on January 17, 1781, and this seems quite possible, though no record has been found at this time.

    3. Perrigreen Magness, Jr., was born in 1753 in Prince George’s County, Maryland. He was technically Perrigreen Magness III, but apparently was never so designated. Both he and his father were sometimes referred to as Perrigreen Magness, Jr., causing occasional confusion. He apparently enlisted in the army on two successive years. He was age 21 and 5 feet 9 inches tall on July 1, 1775 when he enlisted in Captain Eli Kershaw’s Company of Colonel Thompson’s Regiment of South Carolina Rangers. His name also appears on the roll of Colonel William Thompson’s 3rd South Carolina Regiments, with an enlistment date of July 24, 1776. he probably died in early 1785, as William Magness was appointed administrator of his estate in April 1785 by the Rutherford County, North Carolina, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. The inventory showed that he owned four horses and 60 gallons of whiskey (which were sold to William Magness for 32 pounds 5 shillings) and that Ben Magness owed the estate 10 pounds. He was apparently unmarried and died without heirs.

    4. Benjamin Magness is said by one source to have been born April 6, 1754, in St. Georges Parish, Prince Geroge’s County, Maryland, and to have died January 26, 1828, in Rutherford County, North Carolina. (17) He was married about 1775 to Katie Mooney, Daughter of Jacob Mooney, and they had probably eight children. He married second July 10, 1808 in Rutherford County, Nancy Walker, by whom he had four children. On October 20, 1779, he bought 200 acres on Sandy Run Creek. (18) He is listed in the 1790 census of Rutherford County with 1 male over 16, 5 males under 16, and 3 females. Benjamin and his brother-in-law John Roberts in 1816 were appointed administrators of his deceased brother William, (19) a difficult job which lasted nine years. Benjamin himself had a large amount of property at the time of his death. One source says Benjamin had a child jeremiah born 1779 and crushed to death by soldiers in 1781. (20) His other children were named in his will:

    I. Perry Green Magness, born about 1777, lived in Berrien Co., Michigan.

    II. Jacob Magness, born about 1781, died 9 Nov. 1855 in Rutherford Co., NC, married 21 Aug. 1806 in Bath Co., NC, to Edith Webb.

    III. Mary Ann Magness, b. about 1783, d. 1860 Cleveland Co., NC, married John Washburn, 1779-1857.

    IV. James Magness

    V. Benjamin Magness, Jr.

    VI. William Magness, married 29 Jan. 1818 Rutherford Co., NC to Sarah Hamrick.

    VII. Catherine Magness, b. about 1790, married 7 Jul 1810 to John Reynolds.


    Children by second wife, Nancy Walker


    VIII. Joseph Magness, b. 7 Jan. 1810, m. 19 Dec. 1827 Rutherford Co., NC Esther Beam.

    IX. Sarah Magness, b. about 1812, m. 14 Nov. 1831 to Benjamin Franklin Goode.

    X. Samuel Magness, b. 22 Aug. 1817, d. 5 Oct. 1894, Cleveland Co., NC. Married first Susanna Grigg, second 20 Aug. 1868 Mary Whisnant.


    5. Jonathan Magness, also known as John, was born about 1756 in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and is said to have died in 1834 in Independence County, Arkansas. he married about 1779 Patty------, by whom he had several children. She died at age 74 on March 8, 1832, in Independence County, Arkansas. (21) Jonathan married second on June 3, 1832 in Independence County, Rebecca Hammond. The Arkansas Gazette of July 18, 1832, in reporting their marriage mentions that Jonathan was 76 and Rebecca was 20. They are said to have had one daughter Mary Ann, who died young.

    Jonathan in 1779 was granted 150 acres on Big Hickory Creek in Tryon County, joining land of his father. He sold this land in 1790, having in 1788 bought 300 acres on Brushy Creek in Rutherford County, which eh sold in 1794, it being the “Place where said John Magness now lives.” (22) He had five more tracts of land, but in the summer of 1796 they were sold by the sheriff at the same time that much of Jonathan’s father’s land was sold by the sheriff. Apparently this was a result of Jonathan’s making bond for his brother George in the Rutherford County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in October 1794. When George did not fulfill his obligations, the bond was forfeited, and the sheriff sold the land of both Jonathan and Perrigreen Magness. Both of them had also made bond for Robert Magness with similar results. Jonathan apparently left North Carolina about this time. He may have gone with his father to Warren County, Kentucky, or to Davidson County, Tennessee. A few years later he was in neighboring Wilson County, Tennessee, where on 24 August 1806 he paid $800 for 640 acres near Stones River and the Davidson County line. Witnesses were his sons Perry Green and John. On 3 Sept. 1807 he paid $640 for another 640-acre tract on Stuart’s Creek in Wilson County, Tennessee; his sons John and David M. were witnesses. (23)

    About this time Jonathan Magness and his sons became involved with a man named Patton Anderson, an involvement which would have a profound effect on their lives for years to come. The precise nature of their quarrel is not known; it is said to have begun in a land transaction. Whatever it was, it developed very strong feelings on both sides, with bitter disputes between Anderson and Magness whenever they met. They met in October 1810 at the Bedford County courthouse, where the case was to be heard. Before the judge arrived, Jonathan Magness and Patton Anderson began to discuss their old grievance, and both became highly excited. Jonathan’s sons Perry Green and David were standing near, and when Patton Anderson raised his hand with a large knife in it, David Magness drew his pistol and shot Anderson dead. He then gave himself up to the authorities, saying that he did it to save his father from being killed.

    The trial was held in November 1810 at the Williamson County courthouse in Franklin, Tennessee. A rather detailed account of the proceedings is given by John B. Cowden in his book Tennessee’s Celebrated Case, published in 1958. Cowden’s basic account is factual, but he had the mistaken idea that the Perry Green Magness involved was Perry Green Magness (1796-1884) of DeKalb County, Tennessee. (Perry Green Magness of DeKalb County was actually a son of George, making him a younger first cousin of the Perry Green Magness involved in this case. See George Magness listing.)

    Andrew Jackson was a friend of Patton Anderson, and he vowed that all three Magnesses would hang. Jackson appeared as a character witness for Anderson, but the Magnesses had hired the very able Felix Grundy as their attorney; he would one day be Attorney General of the United States. The trial is said to have lasted two weeks and had dozens of witnesses, but when the verdict was returned, David Magness was found guilty not of murder, but of manslaughter. He was sentenced to eleven months imprisonment and to have his left hand branded with the letter M, which was done.

    Jonathan Magness was returned to jail to await his trial, which for various reasons was delayed until May 1812, when he was acquitted by the jury. David then had served his eleven months, but both were still in jail in Nashville. Good lawyers were expensive then, as they are now, and evidently legal charges had taken all the money and property of Jonathan Magness and his sons. When they were required to pay the court costs of some $800, they were unable to do so. They were then held in jail until they should pay. They applied to the Circuit Court to be discharged under the law for the relief of insolvent debtors, but were rejected and so faced the prospect of “perpetual imprisonment.” On September 9. 1812, both Jonathan Magness and his son David petitioned the Tennessee Legislature to release them. No record of action on these petitions was found in the Journal of the 1813 General Assembly, and exactly when the Magnesses were released is not now known.

    Apparently all of them left Tennessee. Jonathan’s son Perry Green was in Arkansas in 1814, and on January 5, 1815, was appointed a justice of the peace in Independence County. Jonathan’s son David Magness, who was branded, apparently became a major in the militia in Arkansas, and on July 4, 1822, made an outstanding patriotic speech at the Independence County Grand Jubilee. (24) Jonathan Magness in 1817 was in Lawrence County, Missouri Territory; (25) in 1819 he was still in Missouri. By 1826 Jonathan was living in Independence Co., Arkansas, (26) where he apparently spent the remainder of his life. Little information is available to me on the children of Jonathan Magness and his wife Patty.

    Those I have are:

    I. David M. Magness, lived in Independence Co., Arkansas.

    II. Perry Green Magness, married Mary ----- (possibly Mary Steele in 1807 in Tennessee), had several children, died in 1828 in Independence Co., Arkansas.

    III. John Magness, who married and had descendants in White Co., Arkansas.

    IV. William Magness

    V. Morgan Magness, born December 18, 1796, died September 1, 1871. married first May 14, 1827 Kezziah Ann Elliott, second june 23, 1845 Susan Dunnigan, 5 children.

    6. Zadchariah Magness was probably born about 1759 in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and appears to be the son of Peregrine Magness and wife Mary. More research needs to be done on Zachariah, but the records of Morgan District Superior Court of North Carolina reveals quite a bit. In 1789 Zachariah was convicted of raping Arabella Twity Magness, wife of his brother Joseph; She also accused Joseph of aiding and abetting the act. The papers of Morgan District Superior Court (in Bucked County?) show that on March 12, 1789, the sheriff of Rutherford County was commanded to seize 54 pounds and 9 shillings from the property of Zachariah Magness for debts and sossts in the Morgan Superior Court of Law and Equity “in that case expended whereof the said Zachariah Magmess is convicted and liable of record.” He was convicted, but his sentence has not been found at this time. In 1789, long prison terms were seldom given; the usual sentences were whipping, branding, or hanging. Was Zachariah executed? or did he receive other punishment and move away? His name has not been found further in the North Carolina records. No claim was made on the estate of his brother William Magness who died in 1816, so we assume that Zachariah had died without heirs by that time.

    7. Samuel Magness was born about 1716, probably in Frederick County Virginia. he is thought to have married first about 1784 Mary Morgan, and second by 1800 Nancy Ragin. Nancy and Samuel signed a deed on 22 january 1800, recorded in Greenville Co., SC Deed Book E, page 405. By 1790 Samuel Magness was living in Greenville County, South Carolina with a son and two daughters; by 1800 he had five daughters and three sons. On 3 May 1792 Samuel had a land transaction recorded in Greenville County Deed Book C, page 436. Samuel was still living in Breenville County on December 19, 1817, when he sold his share of the William magness estate to his brother-in-law, John Roberts, for $625. (27) Nevertheless, he joined his three brothers in 1819 in a lawsuit over William’s personal property. (28) Samuel Magness is thought to have moved to Arkansas about 1828, first to Independence County, then to marion County. On 15 August 1829 he made a deed as Samuel Magness of the Territory of Arkansas, County of Independence. (29) Samuel Magness died in Marion County, Arkansas, in 1831. His wife Nancy died there in 1841. Samuel had several children by his two wives; some of their names are not known.

    I. James Magness, b. 25 May 1789 South Carolina, died 2 Aug. 1872 Marion Co., Arkansas. married 22 July 1813 in South Carolina to Narcissa Barnett, b. 12 Feb. 1796 SC, died 26 May 1862 in marion Co., Arkansas.

    II. Joseph Magness, born about 1790 South Carolina, died 1840’s Marion Co., Arkansas, married Martha (Patsy) Springfield in South Carolina.

    III. Perry Green Magness, born about 1801 Greenville Co., SC, married Jane -----. Lived Union Co., Ga 1850, later in Polk Co., Tn., and died after 1880, probably in Fannin Co., Ga. (both James and Perry Green are mentioned as sons of Samuel Magness in Greenville Co., SC Deed Book Q, page 86.)

    IV. Elizabeth (Betty) Magness born about 1810 SC, died 14 July 1889 in Independence Co., Arkansas, married there on 20 Sept. 1829 to Washington Bradley.

    Other Possible children of Samuel:

    V. David Y. Magness, born 1785 NC

    VI. Mary Magness, married ------ Johnson.

    VII. Robert Magness, born about 1809, possibly married Sally Wherle.

    VIII. Daughter who married John Owens.

    8. Robert Magness was born about 1763, probably in Frederick County, Virginia, and died June 22, 1837, in Pulaski County, Arkansas. Some think that his first Wife was Mary Wilson and that his second wife was Lydia Gamble. his wife at the time of his death was Sarah. During the 1790’s at least four of the Magness sons had difficulties with the legal authorities. Robert Magness at this time was tried for stealing a horse and acquitted, but later convicted of perjury. Not wishing to take the punishment (which could be quite harsh), Robert apparently left the State. His bond was forfeited, leaving his father and his brother Jonathan to pay it. They could not, and their land had to be sold. Some was sold to Peregrine’s sons William and Benjamin, but much of it was sold by the sheriff. In the summer of 1796, then tracts in Rutherford County, North Carolina, belonging to Jonathan magness or to his father Peregrine were sold by the sheriff.
    Probably Robert went to Kentucky and joined his brother Joseph; in 1801 Robert claimed land in Warren County, Kentucky, on Little Beaver Dam Creek. (30) By 1805 Robert was in Rutherford County, Tennessee; on June 13 he bought lot no. 2 in the town of Jefferson in the forks of Stones River, not far from his brother Jonathan in Wilson County. (31) In 1817 Robert was living in Arkansas (now New Madrid) County, Missouri Territory, and in 1819 he was still in Missouri. (32) He later moved to Pulaski County, Arkansas, where he died in 1837, leaving a will which indicates that he then owned 406 acres of land and two slaves. He names in his will ten children: sons Robert, William, John, Samuel, James, and Thomas, and daughters Eddney Ann Magness, Elizabeth harden, Sarah Adams, and Mary Baker.
    9. Joseph Magness was born about 1765, probably in Bedford County, Virginia. The time of his death is not known; he was still living in 1825. On August 3, 1787, in North Carolina he married Arabella Twitty. In 1789 Joseph’s brother Zachariah was convicted of raping Arabella, and she accused Joseph of aiding and abetting the crime. he and Arabella evidently divorced, but jus when is uncertain. On August 10, 1792, Arabella Twitty Magness sold 85 acres which had been granted to her in 1786, before her marriage. (33) The Rutherford County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in April 1793 shows on the trial docket Arabella Magness vs. Joseph Magness, but the case was dismissed. The trial docket for April 1794 shows Polly Durham vs. Joseph Magness for slander, but that case was not prosecuted. It apparently arose from Polly Durham’s difficulties with Joseph’s brother George at the same time.
    Probably Joseph Magness had his divorce by 1794; he and Arabella evidently had no children. He saw only further problems ahead in North Carolina. He left Carolina for what was then the West, and on February 19, 1795, in Woodford County, Kentucky, he was married to Betsy Stewart. By 1798 Joseph’s father, Peregrine Magness, was also living in Woodford County, Kentucky, having lost all his land in North Carolina. In 1800 Joseph and Perigrine were in Warren County, Kentucky, where Joseph’s name is on the tax list. Possibly Robert Magness was also there; he appears in the Warren County records in 1801. Joseph’s brother George was also in Warren County. Peregrine died between May and July of 1800, leaving a will naming Joseph and George as executors.(34) The only clue we have to Joseph’s children is in the 1810 census of Warren County, which shows him with one male under 10 and three females age 10 t0 16, besides the two adults age 26 to 45. Joseph and wife Elizabeth (Betsy) sold 200 acres in Warren County in 1811, but they continued to live in Warren County. (35)
    Joseph Magness served in the War of 1812, from September 1 to December 25, 1812, in the company of Captain Alexander Stuart, Miller’s 3rd Regiment. Alexander Stuart was very likely a relative of Joseph’s wife Betsy Stewart. On October 9, 1816, Joseph Magness of Warren County, Kentucky, gave his power of attorney to Alexander Stewart to represent him concerning the estate of Joseph’s brother William Magness in North Carolina. (36) On July 7, 1817, Joseph Magness is in a list of those working on a road, (37) but his name is not found in the Warren County records after that date.
    Possibly he returned to North Carolina to claim his inheritance and to make his home. On February 7, 1825, he received as his part of the William Magness real estate 400 acres on Hickory Creek, along with another tract on Main Hickory Creek. A short time later, on April 26, 1825, he sold 191 acres of this property, and he is referred to in the deed as a resident of Rutherford County, North Carolina. (38) We presently have no further information on Joseph Magness, nor do we know the names of his children or how many he had.
    10. George Magness was born about 1768 in Tryon County, North Carolina, and died between 1800 and 1816, possibly in Kentucky. George, like some of his brothers, was in various legal difficulties. as with Zachariah and Robert, the court records are not complete, but they furnish enough information to give us a general idea of what was taking place. George made his appearance in court when he was still young; in July 1785 he was about 17 when Benjamin Rice and Benjamin Magness made a 200 pound bond that George would appear in Morgan District Superior Court of Law and Equity on 1 September 1785. On September 7, 1792, George and his brother Robert appeared in the same court to give testimony in a case.
    In April 1794 George had not one but two cases of his own. One was in the Rutherford County, North Carolina , Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, where the trial docket showed Polly Durham vs. George Magness, but the case was dismissed. The same docket showed Polly Durham vs. Joseph Magness for slander, but that case was not prosecuted. Just as swell that these were dismissed, as George had big trouble in the Lincoln County, North Carolina, Court of Pleas and Quarter SEssions. In the April 1794 Session he was found guilty of petty larceny and ordered to “receive ten lashes on his Bare Back well laid on by the Sheriff Between the hours of twelve and one o’clock this Day at the public whipping post.” This should have tamed him somewhat, but he already had more trouble underway back in Rutheford County. Polly Durham, whose case was dismissed in April, by October 1794 had been delivered of a “base born child.” George was evidently the father, as his brother John Magness made 200 pound bond on behalf of George Magness to indemnify the county from having to maintain the child. (This child was Sarah Magness, Born 1794, who later married William Hicks and lived in Tennessee.) Still more trouble lay ahead for George. In 1795 he was tried in the Morgan District Superior Court in Burke County, North Carolina, on an accusation of horse stealing, but found not guilty. He was nevertheless charged with the court costs and held in jail from June 26, 1795, to September 16, 1795, when a hearing was held at which George declared that he had no “property or money to pay and satisfy the costs, saving the clothes and apparel which eh commonly wears.” (One of the witnesses called was Abraham Collins, the same man who was administrator of the James Magness estate in 1783.) Apparently George was released from jail on or about September 16, 1795, and almost exactly nine months later, on May 23, 1796, a son named Perry Green Magness was born to him and Polly Durham. Though no record has been found, we assume that George Magness and Polly Durham were married, as in 1824 Perry Green Magness was declared in court to be “the son and only heir at law of George Magness.” Under the North Carolina law, only children of a legal marriage could inherit where there was no will. George’s daughter Sarah, having already been declared base born by the October 1794 court, had no right of inheritance.
    Probably neither Polly nor her two children were concerned at this point with rights of inheritance; they were simply trying to survive. George owned no property; he had acquired 50 acres in 1793, but had to sell it in 1795. (39) He was no provider, and evidently he and Polly did not live together long. There were no more children, and she probably returned to her family. George’s name appears in the Burke County, NC, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for October 1799, when he was listed as owing more than 8 pounds for his maintenance in jail. Whether this was the old debt from his 1795 stay or a debt from a more recent time is not clear, but he was believed to be insolvent. Probably in 1799 George joined his father in Warren County, Kentucky. Peregrine’s will, proved in July 1800, names George and his brother Joseph as executors. No further record of George Magness has been found. He was dead by 1816, but we know no more. In all the years of litigation over the William Magness estate, the only mention is of “George Magness deceased”; no record is found of when or where he died.
    George’s two children went with their mother to her family; they probably lived with or near their mother’s sister Sarah Durham and her husband Abraham Cantrell, and moved with them about 1809 to Warren (now DeKalb) County, Tennessee. Perry Green Magness married Mary Cantrell early in 1815; in 1816 he got the news of the death of William Magness. Perry Green apparently never went to North Carolina himself to see about his uncle William’s estate, but he made at least three different powers of attorney regarding it. The first two are recorded in Lincoln County, NC, Deed book 28, pages 37 and 686. He made one on 4 September 1816 in Warren County, Tennessee, giving power of attorney to Francis Alexander. The following year Perry Green had moved to Orange County, Indiana, where he lived for a year or more before moving back to Warren County, Tennessee. On May 24, 1817, (he had his 21st birthday on May 23) in Orange County, Indiana, Perrygreen Magness “son of George Magness Dec’d” gave power of attorney to Berryman Hicks of Rutherford County, North Carolina. (Berryman Hicks was married to Elizabeth Durham, sister of Perry Green’s mother.) A third power of attorney was recorded in Rutherford County, NC Deed Book 34, page 135, and is even more specific as to his relation to George Magness. It was made 4 December 1817 in Orange County, Indiana, by Perrygreen Magness, “son and lawful heir of George Magness, decd.,” and gives authority to Berryman Hicks.
    Berryman Hicks had difficulty establishing Perry green as George’s legal heir. Perry Green never claimed to be George’s only child; he did claim to be his only legal heir. The Execution Docket of the Superior Court of Law and Equity in Lincoln County, North Carolina, shows that in October 1818 the heirs of William Magness petitioned for a division of the real estate. No division was made, however, and in October 1824 the case of Heirs of Wm. Magness vs. Perrigrene magness was brought to a jury, which found “that the said Perregrine Magness is the son and only heir at law of George Magness dec’d, a brother to Wm. Magness dec’d.” The real estate was ordered to be devided into seven parts, of which Perry Green Magness would receive one.
    Actually the seventh part went to Berryman Hicks, who had agreed to pay Perry Green Magness $1500 for Perry Green’s share of the estate if Berryman Hicks succeeded in establishing Perry Green’s claim. Difficulties must have arisen over that after Berryman Hicks died about 1842. In the North Carolina Archives, the Cleveland County Miscellaneous Files contain the suit of Hazael Hicks, admr. of Berryman Hicks, vs. John Roberts, admr. of William Magness. Within this suit is a deposition of Perry G. Magness, aged about 48 years, at Smithville, DeKalb Co., Tennessee 27 May 1844, stating that “I did transfer my interest in the estate of my uncle Wm. Magness deceased to the said Berryman Hicks about the year 1817 or 1818. We came to a settlement about the year 1825.” A second deposition was made by Perry G. Magness, aged about 51 years at Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee, on 17 July 1847, stating “I did sell and transfer my interest in said estate to Berryman Hicks for fifteen hundred dollars, provided he established my heirship in said estate.”
    With the $1500 , which was a considerable sum at the time, Perry Green Magness bought land and made investments and became a merchant. his sons and grandsons became merchants and bankers, and many of them prospered greatly. Whether Perry Green’s sister was given any of the money is not known; it is known that she was provided for in her old age by her brother Perry Green. Their mother Polly Durham magness, married in Warren County, Tennessee, about 1827 Benjamin Cantrell She died a few years later, between 1830 and 1840. The two children of George Magness and Polly Durham both lived in Warren and DeKalb Counties, Tennessee.
    I. Sarah (Sally) Magness, born September 1794 in Rutherford County, North Carolina, married about 1812 William Hicks, died 1880-1900 probably in DeKalb County, Tennessee. Eight or more children.
    II. Perry Green Magness, born may 23, 1796, in Rutherford County, North Carolina, married 1815 in Warren County, Tennessee to Mary Cantrell (1799-1863), died March 1, 1884, in DeKalb County, Tennessee. Twelve children.
    11. Sarah Magness, was born February 16, 1772, in Tryon County, North Carolina, and died October 16, 1828, in Lincoln County, North Carolina. She was the last child and only known daughter of Peregrine Magness and his wife Mary. Sarah married about 1790 John Roberts, later known as Colonel John Roberts. he was born July 16, 1767, in Chesterfield County, Virginia, and died June 30, 1847, in Cleveland County, North Carolina. They lived near Sarah’s brother William, and John Roberts was an administrator of the sizable estate of William Magness. William Magness, John and Sarah Roberts, and four of the Roberts children are buried at the Roberts Cemetery in Cleveland County, North Carolina. I have been sent a list of eleven children of John and Sarah Roberts. The dates do not completely match those I have of the tombstones in the Roberts Cemetery.
    I. Mary (Polly) Roberts, born about 1791, died 1850, married 10 Feb. 1810 to Charles Doggett.
    II. Sarah (Sally) Roberts, born about 1792, died after 1850, married 31 July 1820 to Samuel Green.
    III. Joshua Roberts, born about 1795, died about 1865 Buncombe Co., NC. Married Lucinda Patton. JOshua is said to have been mayor of Asheville, NC.
    IV. William Roberts, born Sept. 10, 1796, died Oct. 4, 1865. Known as Squire Billy. Married first 2 April 1839 Mary Fulenwider, second Katherine Wray.
    V. Thomas Roberts, born August 2, 1799 (or 1794), died August 16, 1841, married 3 Oct. 1820 to Eliza Warlick.
    VI. Perry Green Roberts, born October 19, 1801, died November 21, 1837, unmarried.
    VII. Morris Roberts, born December 22, 1808, died December 10, 1875, married Dedcember 21, 1838 to Susannah Adams.
    VIII. John Martin Roberts, born about 1811, died July 31, 1848.
    IX. Rufus A. Roberts, born December 11, 1816, died August 27, 1835,unmarried.
    X. Jane P. Roberts, married December 13, 1836 to peter Summey.
    XI. Susannah Roberts, married Charles Smith.
    This completes the children of Peregrine Magness, Jr., (1722-1800) and his wife Mary.
    Peregrine Magness Jr. (1722-1800)
    End Notes

    (1). Prince George’s Co., Maryland Deed Book Q, p. 218.
    (2). Prince George’s Co., Maryland Deed Book NN, p. 522.
    (3). Calendar of Maryland State Pagers, The Black Book, 1758-59, p. 137.
    (4). Prince George’s Co., Maryland Deed Book RR, p. 44.
    (5). Prince George’s Co., Maryland Deed Book RR, p. 231.
    (6). Tryon Co., North Carolina Deed Book, 1, p. 51.
    (7). Griffin, Clarance W., History of Old Tryon and Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1730-1936. Asheville, 1937. Pages 10, 16, 18, and 27.
    (8). Griffin, History, p. 122.
    (9). Rutherford Co., NC Deed Book M-Q, p. 241.
    (10). Rutherford Co., NC Deed Book R, pages 52, 54, 62, 64, 66, and 92.
    (11). Lincoln Co., NC Deed Book 19, p. 16.
    (12). Warren Co., Kentucky Will Book A, p. 16.
    (13). Roster of North Carolina Soldiers in the Revolutionary War, page 42.
    (14). Tryon Co., NC Deed Book 2, p. 31.
    (15). Lincoln Co., NC Chancery Court of Equity, Magness suit, April 23, 1819.
    (16). Same.

    Early MACKANESS antecedents;

    More English records here's a copy of what was on the "free" search section of Burke's Peerage

    MACKANESS OF BOUGHTON HALL

    JOHN HOWARD MACKANESS, of Boughton Hall, Northampton, CC (1960), jt/jtly MFH Pytchley from 1968, Dir of various Cos., holds Diploma in Horticulture, served in WW II 1939-45, with Home Guard and Civil Defence; b 11 Oct 1915; educ Northampton Town and County Sch, and Oakham and Wye Coll; m 28 Sept 1940, ?Marjorie, dau of Cecil Stanley Andrews, of Carnethie, Trinity Avenue, Northampton, by his wife Jane, dau of Alfred Powell Hawtin, of Northampton, and has issue,

    Lineage- JOHN MAKERNES, of Thingdon (later called Finedon), Northants, gentleman; b. ca. 1445; m Elizabeth (will dated 24 April, 1533), and d (will dated 14 Oct 1515), leaving issue, with anot...

    Record Type(s): Landed Gentry

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    Finedon is in Northampton which is relatively close to Lincolnshire, I believe. It appears that the Lincolnshire Mackaness/Mackernes ect. branch of the family emerged in the late 1500's. John Makernes of the 1445/1460 of Finedon appears to be the earliest mention of the name in that form that I can find and is recognized as the origin of the Northampton branch of the family. So my guess would be that somebody from Northamptonshire moved to Lincolnshire in the 1500's.

    I did a web search on this John Makernes and found the following. It is unverified but is a composite of various family trees listed online back to John Makernes of Finedon, Northamptonshire:

    1. John Makernes b. Finedon 1445/1460 m. Elizabeth UNKNOWN, d. 1515

    children:

    Agnes b. 1491
    Ellen b. 1496
    Thomas b. 1503 d. 1546 m. Ellen UNKNOWN
    William b. 1494 d. 1544

    2. William Makernes b. Finedon 1494 d. 1544

    children:

    William b. 1536 d. 1613
    Margaret
    Richard
    John
    Joan

    3. William Makernes b. 1536 d. 1613 m. Agnes Harrgat

    children:

    Ellen b. 1564 d. 1645 m. Roger Sargent
    George m. Catherine Chapman 1587
    Margery m.. William Chapman
    Richard m. Elizabeth Chambers 1592

    Continued - http://genforum.genealogy.com/magness/messages/591.html

    More children of John Makernes b. Finedon 1445/1460 m. Elizabeth UNKNOWN, d. 1515

    children:

    Agnes b. 1491
    Ellen b. 1496
    Thomas b. 1503 d. 1546 m. Ellen UNKNOWN
    William b. 1494 d. 1544
    Edmund b. 1505
    Elizabeth b. 1507

    Also to anybody interested in researching this further:

    I just glanced over that list of English probate records I had posted from earlier and noticed some of the names matched with the descendants of John Makernes of Finedon.

    Thingdon and Finedon are apparently the same town/region, which is in or near Rutland - the same county that is next to the border of Lincolnshire where the Perregrine Mackaness/Mackerness appears to have come from around 1700.

    Here are the possible matches to the probate records -

    Northamptonshire, Rutland: - Calendar of Wills, 1510-1652
    Calendar of Wills Proved and of Administrations Granted in the Commissary Court of the Peculiar and Exempt Jurisdiction of Groby, 1580-1800.
    Wills Relating to the Counties of Northampton and Rutland, Now Deposited at Northampton. 1510 to 1652.
    Book D, 1527 to 1534.
    County: Rutland
    Country: England
    Makernes, Edmund: Irthlingborough 324
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Northamptonshire, Rutland: - Calendar of Wills, 1510-1652
    Calendar of Wills Proved and of Administrations Granted in the Commissary Court of the Peculiar and Exempt Jurisdiction of Groby, 1580-1800.
    Wills Relating to the Counties of NortBampton and Rutland, Now Deposited at Northampton. 1510 to 1652.
    Book I, 1545 to 1548.
    County: Rutland
    Country: England
    Makernes, Thomas: Thingdon 127
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Northamptonshire, Rutland: - Calendar of Wills, 1510-1652
    Calendar of Wills Proved and of Administrations Granted in the Commissary Court of the Peculiar and Exempt Jurisdiction of Groby, 1580-1800.
    Wills Relating to the Counties of NortBampton and Rutland, Now Deposited at Northampton. 1510 to 1652.
    Book W, 1590, 1597 to 1602.
    County: Rutland
    Country: England
    Makernes, Joan: Thingdon 232
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Northamptonshire, Rutland: - Calendar of Wills, 1510-1652
    Marriage Allegations, 1660
    Wills Relating to the Counties of Northampton and Rutland, Now Deposited at Northampton. 1510 to 1652.
    Book D, 1527 to 1534.
    County: Rutland
    Country: England
    Makernes, Edmund: Irthlingborough 324
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Northamptonshire, Rutland: - Calendar of Wills, 1510-1652
    Calendar of Wills Proved and of Administrations Granted in the Commissary Court of the Peculiar and Exempt Jurisdiction of Groby, 1580-1800.
    Wills Relating to the Counties of NortBampton and Rutland, Now Deposited at Northampton. 1510 to 1652.
    Book W, 1590, 1597 to 1602.
    County: Rutland
    Country: England
    Makernes, Richard: Thingdon 270

    Posted By: Harriet Frye
    Email: alltankersleys@bellsouth.net
    Subject: Re: Peregrine Falcon/Peregrine Magness
    Post Date: October 26, 2000 at 14:12:58
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/magness/messages/342.html
    Forum: Magness Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/magness/

    Hi, Randa's mom,

    There are only two children of Perygren Sr. that I'm sure about. One is a son, Samuel; the other is a daughter, whose Christian name I don't know, who married a Gaines and had a son named Thomas. In 1763, Perygren Sr., who was a blacksmith, leased some land in Fairfax County, Virginia for a term that included not only his lifetime but also the lifetimes of his son Samuel and his grandson, Thomas Gaines.

    I think it's possible that Samuel was the Samuel Makanes who married Francisme Cravens in Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia in 1742. There's also a later marriage in Maryland between Samuel Magness and Ann War, but this was in the 1770's and may have been a later Samuel.

    In addition to Perygren Sr., Perygren Jr. and Samuel, two other Mackness names turn up very early in northern Virginia and the adjoining counties of southern Maryland: John, who married Elizabeth Morris in Baltimore County, Maryland in 1751, and a "George McKness" who appears among the names in the Fairfax County, Virginia estate records of Bridget Costello in 1769. I think John's family ended up in Harford County, Maryland, and I think there may also have been a Moses Magness who was part of this same generation, but whether any of these three men was actually a son of Perygren Sr. still remains to be proven.

    Unfortunately, that's about all I know about the possible collateral lines of Perygren Jr.'s family. Most of my research has been on the direct line, since I'm a descendant of one of Perygren Jr.'s sons, who was also named Samuel.

    Although Perygren Sr. is the only early Mackness I've found in that particular part of Virginia and Maryland, it's always possible that there were others. Perygren Sr. seems to have emigrated to the American colonies sometime in the 1720's (that's when he first begins to appear in the records, anyway), but there's no guarantee that he was the only family member to emigrate.

    I hope this has helped. If I can answer any other questions, please let me know.

    Harriet



    30 Apr 2006:

    Re: Mackaness of Prince George County, Maryland
    Author: Tom Magness Date: 11 Apr 2002 2:17 PM GMT

    The founder of the Magness family in North American is believed to be Peregrine Mackaness who was born about 1700 in the County of Lincoln on the northeast coast of England. The name Mackaness appears in the parish registers of that county in the late 1600's including some listing with the personal name Peregrine.

    The earliest mention of Peregrine Mackaness in North America is found in a trust deed dated February 1729 made to "Peregrine Mackaness, blacksmith, and Robert Perlee, carpenter, by Benjamin Loyd" to insure Loyd's bond as administrator of an estate. Later in September of the same year, Thomas Truman Greenfield conveyed to "Peregrine Magness of Prince George's County, blacksmith" a lease to 29 acres on the east side of the Patuxent River in the forks of Taylor's Creek, The lease was the remainder of a 99-year lease which began in 1677. His name is also found in the Maryland State Papers of 1733 on a tax list.

    A deed in the name of "Peregrine Mackaness, blacksmith, of Prince George County, Maryland, of the one part and Peregrine Mackaness Junior, plantor, of the said county, of the other part" reads as follows:

    "For and in consideration of the natural affection that he has and bears for his son, the said Peregrine Mackaness Junior, the said Peregrine Mackaness hath given, granted and confirmed and by those present doth hereby give, grant, alien and confirm unto the said Peregrine Mackaness Junior, his heirs and assigns forever, one half of a tract of land, lying and being in Prince George County, aforesaid, called part of Stoke, containing and laid out for one hundred and five acres, more or less . . ." dated 22 April 1757. Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of J. Hepburne, Richard Jameson, Peregrine Mackaness (his X).

    The back of which deed was thus endorsed: "Then came Peregrine Mackaness Senior, party to the within deed, and at the same time came Mary, the wife of Peregrine Mackaness Senior, who being by me privately examined apart from her husband and out of his hearing, confessed that she freely relinquished her claim and right of title and dower of the land and premises. Acknowledged before J. Hepburne, 22 April 1757. Received from Peregrine Mackaness Junior, five shillings and two pence sterling for an alienation fine on the within fifty two acres of land by order of the Hon'ble, the Lord Prop'try of Mary'd, J. Hepburne."

    magness origins
    tom magness Posted: 3 Nov 2006 7:39AM GMT

    i note some people have stated the Magness name is from Scotland,this probably is incorrect, as the Magness's who live in Scotland presently, arrived from england in the late 1800's.Professional geneologists state that the name originates in the middle ages in northern Germany/Norway at Schleswig_holstein atown on the present day border of the two countries and was made famous by st. Magnus.

    Hereford, England, has the most Magness's in the U.K. and i note that an Adolph Magnes settled there in the late 1600's, and most of the Magness clan may have descended from this line ( still has to be verified) Many of the Magness family migrated to America over the last two centuries, it appears they mostly came from England and Norway, again this requires further research, to substanciate the facts.

    The following from the research of Kelly Townsend,San Antonio, TX, Please contact Kelly if you require a source.

    The founder of the Magness family in North American is believed to be Peregrine Mackaness who was born about 1700 in the County of Lincoln on the northeast coast of England. The name Mackaness appears in the parish registers of that county in the late 1600's including some listing with the personal name Peregrine.

    The earliest mention of Peregrine Mackaness in North America is found in a trust deed dated February 1729 made to "Peregrine Mackaness, blacksmith, and Robert Perlee, carpenter, by Benjamin Loyd" to insure Loyd's bond as administrator of an estate. Later in September of the same year, Thomas Truman Greenfield conveyed to "Peregrine Magness of Prince George's County, blacksmith" a lease to 29 acres on the east side of the Patuxent River in the forks of Taylor's Creek, The lease was the remainder of a 99-year lease which began in 1677. His name is also found in the Maryland State Papers of 1733 on a tax list.

    A deed in the name of "Peregrine Mackaness, blacksmith, of Prince George County, Maryland, of the one part and Peregrine Mackaness Junior, plantor, of the said county, of the other part" reads as follows: "For and in consideration of the natural affection that he has and bears for his son, the said Peregrine Mackaness Junior, the said Peregrine Mackaness hath given, granted and confirmed and by those present doth hereby give, grant, alien and confirm unto the said Peregrine Mackaness Junior, his heirs and assigns forever, one half of a tract of land, lying and being in Prince George County, aforesaid, called part of Stoke, containing and laid out for one hundred and five acres, more or less . . ." dated 22 April 1757. Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of J. Hepburne, Richard Jameson, Peregrine Mackaness (his X). The back of which deed was thus endorsed: "Then came Peregrine Mackaness Senior, party to the within deed, and at the same time came Mary, the wife o!
    f Peregrine Mackaness Senior, who being by me privately examined apart from her husband and out of his hearing, confessed that she freely relinquished her claim and right of title and dower of the land and premises. Acknowledged before J. Hepburne, 22 April 1757. Received from Peregrine Mackaness Junior, five shillings and two pence sterling for an alienation fine on the within fifty two acres of land by order of the Hon'ble, the Lord Prop'try of Mary'd, J. Hepburne."

    Genealogical curiosity..."Hennessee" and "Mackness" have the same Celtic meaning..."Son of Angus".

    20 Apr 2006:

    By the way, about the name "Peregrine". I'd be very surprised if its derivation is not the same as the word "peregrine" which means "traveling" or "migratory" - or in fact "pilgrim" which derives from the same latin root. "Peregrine" in "peregrine falcon" comes from the same root.

    24 Jul 2007:

    Surname: Mackness

    Recorded in many forms as shown below, this notable and long-established clan surname is both Irish and Scottish. It derives from the ancient Gaelic "Mac Naois", a short form of "MacAonghuis", meaning the son of Angus. This ancient name was borne by Aonghus Turimleach, one of three Irish brothers, who invaded Scotland in the 3rd Century B.C. It was also the given name of an 8th Century Pictish king, said to be the son of Daghda, the chief god of the Irish, who gave his name to the county (now part of Tayside) called Angus. Arguably the clan therefore originated in Irel;and but came ot prominence in Scotland, where the name is variously recorded as MacNish, MacNeish, Macknish, MacNess, Mackness, Mackerness and MacNeice, as well as all the short forms commencing 'Mc'. Early examples of recordings include John Dow MacNeische who witnessed a grantully charter in 1494, and Jonete Macknes, who was a tenant in Drumgy, Menteith, in 1495. The clan once possessed much of the upper part of Stratheam, Perthshire, until they lost it to the Macnabs in a battle fought in the year 1522. The famous Irish etymologist 'Maclysaght, claimed that the clan were a branch of Clan MacGregor, who were outlawed in 1608 for various acts of violence against the state and the neighbouring clans. This may be so, although the Scottish historian Black merely relates that two clan members Donald McNysche and Jon McNysche, followers of the earl of Cassilis were 'respited' for murder in 1526. Apparently not all the clan were so inclined as another recording shows that one James Mackneis was "a venerable and learned man, deserving well of the city" (Glasgow). The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Gilmore Macnesche. This was dated 1376, in the Ancient Charters of the Earldom of Morton, during the reign of King Robert 11nd of Scotland, 1371 - 1390. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

    Christened:
    Fosdyke is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Boston, Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 7 miles (11 km) south from Boston, just off the A17, and 2 miles (3.2 km) east from the junction of the A17 with the A16.

    source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fosdyke

    possibly christened at All Saints Church, Fosdyke ... http://lincoln.ourchurchweb.org.uk/fosdykeallsaints/about-us/page4/

    Peregrine married Mary (Miles) (~1720), (Prince George's County, Maryland). Mary was born (CIRCA 1700); died 1757-1764, (Prince George's County, Maryland). [Group Sheet]


  2. 65.  Mary (Miles) was born (CIRCA 1700); died 1757-1764, (Prince George's County, Maryland).

    Notes:

    8 May 2010

    Interesting tidbit re MILES genealogy...

    Board:
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    URL:
    http://boards.ancestry.co.uk/surnames.mackness/1/mb.ashx

    Subject: Peregrine Mackness/ Miles PG Co. MD
    Author: Susan Johanson djohanson@mindspring.com
    Date: 04 June 2001
    Classification:
    Surnames:


    Peregrine Mackness\Magness is listed as a next of kin on my ancestor Margaret Miles Lovejoy Nevitt's probate papers from her 1st husband John Lovejoy.

    Maryland Probate Records, Prerogative Court Abstracts 1738-1744

    John Lovejoy 27.266 PG 148.11.6 Pounds 10-16-1741 11-24-1742
    Appraisers: Thomas Blanford, John Younger
    Next of Kin: Peregreen Mackaness, William Miles, Jr.
    Administratrix: Margaret Lovejoy

    William Miles, Jr has to be Margaret's brother or father. I am descended from William Miles Nevitt, Sr. who was the only child of Margaret Miles second marriage to Richard Nevitt. Do you know the kinship between Margaret Miles and Peregrine Magness? Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Susan djohanson@mindspring.com

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    Birth:
    (Lincoln County, England or Prince George County, Maryland)

    Notes:

    Married:
    Map & History of Prince George's County ...http://bit.ly/VOUm5X

    Children:
    1. 32. Peregrine Magness, Jr. was born Abt 1722, (Prince George's County, Maryland); died Abt 1800, (Warren County, Kentucky).
    2. Samuel Mackness
    3. (John Mackness)
    4. (George Mackness)
    5. FNU Mackness

  3. 66.  James Naylor was born 0___ 1688, Charles County, Province of Maryland (son of George Naylor, The Immigrant and Elizabeth LNU); died 2 May 1769, Charles County, Province of Maryland.

    Other Events:

    • Probate: Prince George's County, Maryland
    • Also Known As: James Nailor

    James — Ann Jones. Ann (daughter of George Jones and Susannah LNU) was born 0___ 1690, (Charles County, Province of Maryland). [Group Sheet]


  4. 67.  Ann Jones was born 0___ 1690, (Charles County, Province of Maryland) (daughter of George Jones and Susannah LNU).
    Children:
    1. 33. Mary Naylor was born ~ 1725, (Prince George's County, Maryland); died Aft 1800.

  5. 68.  John William 'William' Durham was born 0___ 1710, (England).

    Notes:

    Re: Elizabeth Cates Durham b. ca. 1720

    Home: Surnames: Cates Family Genealogy Forum

    Re: Elizabeth Cates Durham b. ca. 1720
    Posted by: Marilyn Cates Radelat;copperdoll1@webtv.com
    Date: October 11, 2000 at 19:08:37
    In Reply to: Elizabeth Cates Durham b. ca. 1720 by Elaine Durham Lee of
    972


    Sarah Elizabeth CATE born 1725 was the daughter of Robert Cate Jr.( b.1695 ) and Elizabeth Wyatt Cate.

    Sarah Elizabeth Cate married 1739 John William Durham b.1710 Their children were :

    1- Thomas Durham b.1740
    2- Achilles Durham b. 1741
    3- Matthew Durham b. 1743

    24 Jul 2007

    http://www.surnamedb.com/surname.aspx?name=durham

    Surname: Durham

    This name, with variant spelling Durram, is of English locational origin from the city thus called in the North East of England. Recorded variously as Dunholm circa 1000, as Dunhelme in "Historia Anglorum", dated 1122, and as Donelme in the 1191, Fine Court Rolls of that city. The name derives from the Old English "dun", a hill, plus the Old Scandinavian "holm(r)", (Northern Medieval "holm"), an island or piece of raised land partly surrounded by streams. The surname first appears on record in the mid 12th Century, (see below). One, William de Durham, witness, appears in the 1236, "Fine Court Rolls of Essex", and a Robertus de Durham was one of twelve Scots knights appointed to settle the laws of the marches in 1249, "Scottish Acts of Parliament". Walter Durham of Dumfriesshire rendered homage to Edward 1 in 1296, and Lawrence Durham was recorded in the 1400, London Assize Court Rolls. Sir Philip Charles Henderson Calerwood Durham (1763-1845), wounded at Trafalgar, 1805, became G.C.B. and admiral, 1830. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Osbert de Dunelm, which was dated 1163, in the "The Pipe Rolls of London", during the reign of King Henry 11, known as "The Builder of Churches", 1154 - 1189. 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

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    From: "David Hennessee"
    To: "Marilyn Radelat"
    Subject: Re: Fw: DURHAM
    Date: Sunday, June 24, 2001 8:38 PM

    Dear Marilyn - Thanks for the leads to Rocky and Richard of whom I am now in contact. Attached your registry of Sarah who married John William DURHAM, parents of Achilles and two siblings. Am requesting the source of your information in hopes I can wrest more data on my lines. Thanks. David H.

    From: "Marilyn Radelat"
    To: "David Hennessee"
    Subject: Re: Fw: DURHAM
    Date: Monday, June 25, 2001 7:26 AM

    David,

    The research done by my elderly relatives 30 and 40 years ago was my source for Durham / Cates. I don't have any other source. They simply went to libraries or State Archives in Genealogy to copy .

    Marilyn


    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Marilyn Radelat"
    To: "David Hennessee" ; ;

    Sent: Friday, June 22, 2001 8:30 AM
    Subject: Re: Fw: DURHAM


    > David,
    > These are the e-mail add. for Achilles Durham descendants-- Richard Durham and Rocky Strickland
    > Rdurham57@aol.com(Richard Durham )
    > rockyiii@aol.com ( Rocky Strickland )
    >
    > Richard may be slow answering you because his Dad is very sick and Richard is taking care of him.
    > You can write Dr. Cates and ask him what you need on Durham, his research is extensive on Cates ,Durham , and related families.

    > Dr. Banks Cates Jr.
    > 2200 Colony Rd.
    > Charotte, N.C.
    > 28209
    >
    > Marilyn
    >
    >

    9 Sep 2008 - Dr. Cates is deceased.

    *

    Read and absorb this opinion regarding Achilles' father... http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~donnykrun/Richard_Durham_Research.htm

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    The father of Charles A. Durham was Achilles Durham, Esquire, of Haw River, North Carolina, and was born about 1720. He was brought as an infant by his father, William, from England.

    He (Achilles) married Mrs. Catharine Hardin.

    His father, William, was lineally descended from William, 9th Laird of Grange. ( "Since I Was Born", written by a descendent of Achilles Durham, Robert L. Durham very clearly states that his ancestor came from Forfar, Dundee Scotland).

    *

    Descendants of ?William Durham

    Generation No. 1

    ?WILLIAM1 DURHAM married ELIZABETH CATES. Child of ?WILLIAM DURHAM and ELIZABETH CATES is:
    ACHILLES2 DURHAM, b. 1740, Virginia; d. 1810, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

    Generation No. 2

    ACHILLES2 DURHAM (?WILLIAM1) was born 1740 in Virginia, and died 1810 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. He married (1) MARY CATES 1770 in Orange County, South Carolina. She was born 1754 in Orange County, North Carolina, and died November 13, 1794 in Cleveland, North Carolina. He married (2) EDITH March 31, 1808 in Rutherford County, North Carolina. She was born 1750 in Virginia, and died 1814. She was the widow of WILLIAM HICKS - father of Berryman Hicks who married Elizabeth Durham - daughter of Achilles Durham. Child of ACHILLES DURHAM and MARY CATES is:

    ELIZABERTH3 DURHAM Hicks, Elizabeth Durham b. January 30, 1779, Orange County, North Carolina; d. April 24, 1846, Spartanburg County, South Carolina. She m. BERRYMAN THEODORE2 HICKS Hicks, Rev Berryman(WILLIAM1) was born July 01, 1778 in Rutherford County, NC, and died June 11, 1839 in Little Buck Creek, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.


    Below are PROPOSED ancestors for ACHILLES DURHAM that are found in various Ancestry trees. I have not been able to find valid documentation to support this as being his correct lineage. Documentation from WILLIAM DURHAM b. 1700 to ACHILLES DURHAM as his son, is non existent. Information concerning the below lineage is found on the page for ACHILLES DURHAM and MARY CATES.

    The lineage for Mary Cates, wife of Achilles Durham is also unclear.

    Proposed Durham lineage:

    1. William DURHAM. Born About 1322.Died during the reign of Prince David Bruce who reigned until 1371.
    2. Michael DURHAM. Born About 1397.
    3. John DURHAM. Born About 1457.
    4. Thomas DURHAM. Born About 1480.
    5. John DURHAM. Born About 1507.
    6. Alexander DURHAM. Born After 1525. Minder of the Royal Mint.Married Janet ERSKINE, daughter of John ERSKINE, Baron of Dun.Living in 1525. 6th Baron of Grange.
    7. William DURHAM. Born About 1554. Ancestor of the DURHAMs of the Grange. 7th Lord of Grange
    8. William DURHAM. Born About 1609. 8th Lord of Grange
    9. William DURHAM. Born After 1609.9th Laird of Grange (Durham 1990).
    10. William DURHAM. Born Before 1700 in England. Died in VA. He married Elizabeth CATES. Born Before 1710. Died in Cleveland Co., NC. William, was lineally descended from William, 9th Laird of Grange

    11. Achilles DURHAM. Born About 1750 in England?/NC?/VA?. Died About 1810, buried in Buck Creek Ch.Cem., Spartanburg, SC.He first married Mary Unica CATES, 1770 in Orange Co., NC.Born Before 1755 in VA. Died Before 1806 in Cleveland, Rutherford Co., NC. Mary Utica Cates was the dau of Richard Cates – possibly, b. abt 1732 – and Elizabeth Smith. Richard was son of Robert Cates & Elizabeth – brother to Thomas Cates on the Cates page.

    John married Sarah Elizabeth "Elizabeth" Cate 0___ 1739, (Virginia). Sarah (daughter of Robert (Ezra) Cate, Jr. and Elizabeth Wyatt) was born 0___ 1725, Prince County, Virginia; died 0___ 1783, Shelby, Cleveland County, North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  6. 69.  Sarah Elizabeth "Elizabeth" Cate was born 0___ 1725, Prince County, Virginia (daughter of Robert (Ezra) Cate, Jr. and Elizabeth Wyatt); died 0___ 1783, Shelby, Cleveland County, North Carolina.

    Notes:

    Sarah Elizabeth CATE Durham was born in Prince County , Va. I forgot to mention this on the previous message. Her father Robert CATE Jr. moved to "Olde" Orange County before 1736 where he owned a plantation and was appointed Road Commissioner 18 Oct. 1753. He was given the task of building a Westward Path. He enlisted his son Thomas Cate b.1724, ( a land ) surveyor and other Cates to build these roads.

    Children:
    1. Thomas Durham was born 0___ 1740, (Virginia).
    2. 34. Achilles Durham was born 0___ 1741, Commonwealth of Virginia; died 0___ 1814, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    3. Matthew Durham was born 0___ 1743, (Virginia).

  7. 70.  Thomas "Road Tom" Cate was born 0___ 1724, Orange County, North Carolina (son of Robert (Ezra) Cate, Jr. and Elizabeth Wyatt); died 9 Jan 1818, Newberry County, South Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Thomas Keats
    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot

    Notes:

    Ernie,

    Thomas "Road Tom ) CATE B.1724 son of Robert Cate Jr.b.1695 signed the bond. This Thomas married Elizabeth Fussell mother of all of his children. he married in his old age to Urith MacMillion Baskett ,no children from second marriage.

    Thomas" Road Tom "Cate land was on Bear Branch of Cane Creek, became known as Tom's Creek of Cane Creek, named for him.

    This research paper says that Thomas and Elizabeth moved to Newberry,S.C. in 1799, most of his sons moved there with him. One of those was Aaron Cates.

    The original will is Newberry Court House.

    end of comments

    Thomas "Road Tom" Cate
    Born after 1725 in Orange County, North Carolinamap
    ANCESTORS ancestors
    Son of Robert Cate and Elizabeth Wyatt
    Brother of Barnard Cate, Richard Mathias Cate, Sarah Cate, Thomas (Cates) Cate, Robert Cate, Joseph Cate, Joseph Cate, Charles Cate, Ann Cate and John Cate Sr.
    Husband of Elizabeth Fussell — married 1757 in Rowan, North Carolinamap
    DESCENDANTS descendants
    Father of Thomas B. Cate, Robert Cate, Mary Unity Unicy Cate, Thomas K Cate, Susannah Cate, Nancy Ann Cate, Elizabeth (Cate) Durham, Aaron Cate, Jehu Cate, Ezra Cate and Isaiah Cate
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    Biography

    Thomas was born abt 1725, in Orange county, North Carolina to parents Robert Cate and Elizabeth Wyatt. Thomas became a road surveyor. Thomas was called due to his surveying Thomas Road Tom Cate. This name is also found in the references. In 1754 Thomas received land in Orange, North Carolina, USA.

    He married Elizabeth Fussell in 1757 in Rowan, North Carolina, USA. [1] Their children: Thomas1758, Robert1758, John, Ezra, Elizabeth1763, Mary1769, Aaron1768, Isaiah1776, Jehu1790, ThomasB (1750-1812), Mary (1754-1794) Elizabeth (1751-), Aaron(1768-1816) Nancy Ann(1759-1824), Robert (1760-1820) Elizabeth (1763-), Jehu(1770-) Ezra (1773.)

    Thomas Road Tom served in the American Revolution 1775-1783 for Orange Co., North Carolina, USA. Name misspelled "Keats", date Aug 1781. [2]

    In 1780 Thomas Cate was in Caswell County, North Carolina, shown by a petition with his name listed to the "House of Burgises" on a petition, 26 Oct 1779, from inhabitants of Caswell Co. asking that an equal division be made of the county since it is forty miles in length and twenty wide. (General Assembly; Box: Oct - Nov 1779 [North Carolina State Archives]; Call Number: Folder: Petitions; P 3; Family Number: 36.) [3] His first wife died.

    1800 US Fed Census[4]
    He married secondly in 1808 to Yourith Urith McMillian. US Federal census for 1810 reflects this. [5] Thomas was living in Hillsborough, Orange, North Carolina as per U S census. On 29 NOV 1802 (Age: 77) he made a Deed of Gift [6], filed in Orange, North Carolina Newberry District under Deed of Gift, D74 to a daughter and a son named Thomas..

    He passed away 9 Jan 1818 (Age: 93) Newberry, Newberry, SC [7]

    The will was probated in Newberry Dist Court on 9 Jan 1818. 1st settlement made to the family on 13 Dec 1819, Newbery, South Carolina.

    Sources

    ? U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
    ? Roster of soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution with an appendix containing a collection of miscellaneous.., Ancestry.com
    ? U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820 about Thomas Cate
    ? "United States Census, 1800," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHRC-S3P : accessed 2 December 2016), Thomas Cate, Newberry District, South Carolina, United States; citing p. 68, NARA microfilm publication M32, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 50; FHL microfilm 181,425.
    ? "United States Census, 1810," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH23-DJ5 : accessed 2 December 2016), Thomas Cates, Edgefield, South Carolina, United States; citing p. 117, NARA microfilm publication M252 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 62; FHL microfilm 181,421.
    ? Deed of Gift. State of North Carolina Newberry District, Deed of Gift
    ? http://www.earljones.net/aqwg5620.htm
    D.A.R. Roster of soldiers from North Carolina in American Revolution: with an appendix
    Roster of soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution with an appendix containing a collection of miscellaneous r
    1800 US Census
    Deed of Gift 84 State of North Carolina Newberry District, Deed of Gift
    U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
    1800 United States Federal Census
    North Carolina, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890
    Orange County, 1752-1952
    U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
    U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820

    end of biography

    Thomas married Elizabeth Ann Fussell (~ 1750), (Rowan County, North Carolina). Elizabeth (daughter of Aaron Fussell, Sr. and Elizabeth (Bagley)) was born Abt 1736, Bertie County, North Carolina; died Bef 1800, Orange County, North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  8. 71.  Elizabeth Ann Fussell was born Abt 1736, Bertie County, North Carolina (daughter of Aaron Fussell, Sr. and Elizabeth (Bagley)); died Bef 1800, Orange County, North Carolina.

    Notes:

    !BIRTH-MARRIAGE:Deed of Gift, Orange County, NC, Newberry District. 29 Nov 1802. A negro girl to daughter Ann Durham. wife of William Durham.

    Dr. Banks Cates of Charlotte, NC research notes.

    Children:
    1. 35. Mary Unica 'Unicy' Cate was born 0___ 1754, Orange County, North Carolina; died 13 Nov 1794, Cleveland County, North Carolina.

  9. 72.  John Cantrell, Sr. was born 6 Oct 1724, New Castle County, Delaware (son of Joseph C. Cantrell and Catherine LNU); died 0Feb 1803, Spartanburg, South Carolina; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Miller
    • Religion: Baptist Preacher
    • Baptism: 25 Mar 1726, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Notes:

    Birth: Oct. 6, 1724
    New Castle County
    Delaware, USA
    Death: Feb., 1803
    South Carolina, USA

    Husband of Miss Brittian and Jane. 1st Spouse: Hannah Brittian (1725-1769)


    "John Cantrell, Sr., was a miller and Baptist Minester. He helped establish the Buck Creek Baptist Chruch in Buck Creek, Sportanburg Co., South Carolina. He served as Pastor from 1800 to 1803. John is burried in Cantrell Family Cemetery. John had a brother by the name of Isaac Cantrell who was also a Baptist preacher at Buck Creek Baptist Church. The Cantrell Cemetery is near the the Buck Creek Baptist Chruch: Information from: Earnest H. Cantrell, Route 1, Box 50, Beaverton, Al. 35544, (1989)'".

    JOHN3 CANTRELL (JOSEPH2 CANTRILL, RICHARD1) was born October 1724 in New Castle, DE, and died 1803 in Spartanburg Co, SC. He married (1) ?? BRITTAIN. He married (2) JANE.

    John was in Rockingham Co NC before the Revolution. He later moved to Spartanburg Co SC, where he owned over 800 acres on Buck Creek in the 96th District. One of the first members of the Buck Creek Baptist Church, son Isaac was a messenger there. Sons Abraham, Stephen and Moses administered his estate. His first 17 sons were by his first wife, four sons and two daughters by his second. There were supposedly a number of twins in the family, and for the sake of his first wife, let us fervently hope so.

    According to the Cantrell family file folder in the Georgia Archives, "Aaron, Simon and Peter were captured during the Revolution and were condemned to be shot. Tradition says Peter was shot, and Aaron & Peter [sic] escaped." The three were also supposedly scouts in Gen. Marion's army.

    Children of John Cantrell and ?? Brittain are:

    i. ABRAHAM4 CANTRELL, b. ca 1744, New Castle.
    ii. ISAAC CANTRELL, b. 1745, New Castle, DE; d. ca 1808, Spartanburg Co, SC.
    iii. JACOB CANTRELL, b. New Castle.
    iv. JOSEPH CANTRELL, b. New Castle.
    v. STEPHEN CANTRELL, b. ca 1749, New Castle.
    vi. JOHN CANTRELL, b. ca 1751, New Castle.
    vii. CHARLES CANTRELL, m. SARAH MURRAY, 1772, Greensboro, NC.
    viii. JOSHUA CANTRELL.
    ix. AARON CANTRELL.
    x. SIMON CANTRELL.
    xi. PETER CANTRELL.
    xii. THOMAS CANTRELL, b. 1761; d. 1830; m. ELIZABETH NORRIS.
    xiii. REUBEN CANTRELL.
    xiv. EDWARD CANTRELL.
    xv. BENJAMIN CANTRELL.
    xvi. BRITTAIN CANTRELL.
    xvii. JAMES CANTRELL.

    Children of John Cantrell and Jane are:

    xviii. WILLIAM4 CANTRELL.
    xix. MOSES CANTRELL.
    xx. DANIEL CANTRELL.
    xxi. GABRIEL CANTRELL.
    xxii. DAUGHTER CANTRELL.
    xxiii. DAUGHTER CANTRELL.
    *************************


    Incidentally, I'm told there is no name John Miller Cantrell. Rather, "Old" John Cantrell who m. Miss Brittain had a son who was known as "Miller" John Cantrell because he owned a mill in SC. That's the John who m. Elizabeth Cantrell. Since my husband apparently doesn't have that line, I'm not getting excited about it but it is a point of interest and clarification if true.

    The Cantrell name orginated in France, and was spelled CHANTELLE. The first Cantrell to be recorded in England was during the rain of King John 1199, AD. He was William Cantrell. The first Cantrell to be married in America was also a William Cantrell, the nineth in line fron the first William Cantrell. William Cantrell arrived on the Ship Phenix, at Jamestown, Vergnine 1608. This William Cantrell is known as the Progenitor of most of the Cantrell's in America.

    From the area of Philadelphia, Pa., the Cantrell's Migroated as "Mishionaries of the Mother Baptist Church" south to North and South Carolines. John Centrell Sr. after service in the Rev. War from N. C. settled in a place called Bucks Creek.

    The Bucks Creek Baptist Church is still standing. The Cantrell family Cemetery is a stort destance away. John Cantrell Sr. is beruied in this cemetery.

    John CANTRELL Sr. was a miller and Baptist Minester. He helped establish the Bucks Creek Baptist Church in Buck Creek, [Sportanburg Co.] S. C. Served as Pastor from 1800 to 1803. John is burried in Cantrell Family Cemetery. John had a brother by the name of Isaac Cantrell. Isaac also was pastor of the Bucks Creek Baptist Church. The Cantrell Cemetery is near the Bucks Creek Baptist Church.



    Notes from Carl D. Cantrell:

    He was married twice. He had seventeen sons by his first wife _______ Brittian and four sons and two daughters by his second wife Jane ______. We have heard from several that there were a number of twins in this large family. He died in 1803 and his sons Abraham, Stephen and Moses administered upon his estate.

    There are may traditions in the family regarding John Cantrell and his family and their moving to the Carolinas, but the exact date of his leaving New Castle county is not known. It is known, however, that he was living in Rockingham county, or what is now that county, North Carolina, before the Revolutionary War, and shortly after the war he moved to Ninety Six District, now Spartanburg county, SC, where he owned over eight hundred acres of land on Buck creek, waters of the Pacolet river. John Cantrell and his family were devoted and active members in the Buck creek Baptist church and some of his descendants still attend this old church. There is not reliable authority for a correct tabulation for any but the first three of the children of John Cantrell and we have endeavored to make the list correct from records, rather than from lists furnished from memory by his descendants. His father moved to the big valley of Virginia before John reached his teens. In 1738, his father was living in Orange county, Virginia. He spent all of his life as a farmer. We don't know what education he had but he probably received what ever was available to frontier lads. The family genealogist stated that he married two times and, from the ages of the children, this is probably true. She stated that his 1st wife was a Miss Brittain. She was probably a sister of Joseph Brittain, who lived near John in North Carolina and who is mentioned in the records of his brother, Joseph, in 1759, in Rowan county. The marriage was probably somewhere in the valley of Virginia. In the 18th century, families from Pennsylvania filtered down through the Great Valley of Virginia to the Piedmont Plateau of the Carolinas.

    The family had become associated with the Baptist Church and Isaac, John's brother, was ordained a minister. The family settled in the "Land of Eden," Granville county, North Carolina, which became Orange county in September, 1752. John is first located on a tax list submitted by the Sheriff in 1754. The list was for two white polls. His brother Isaac received a land grant for 202 acres of land in Orange county, November 13, 1756. He sold this land to John on March 13, 1759. The deed was witnessed by James Watson. The land was on a ridge between the waters of County Line Creek and Jordons Creek. The land was about seven miles north of the Upper Branch of the Haw River, on the waters of Wolf Island Creek which was a branch of the Dan River to the north. It is about two miles north of the present town of Reidsville, Rockingham county, North Carolina. After the tax list of 1754, the next time we find John is in the Minutes of the Orange County Records, when he is sued by James Cary Jr. on a debt in the December court of 1758. In the Court of September, 1759, he and his brother Joseph were on a road jury to lay out a road from Hogna's Creek to the county courthouse. He and William Savage were appointed Overseers of the road. In August, 1760, they were appointed to another road jury to lay out a road from Daniel McGullon's plantation to Taylors road leading to the court house. He was appointed overseer to the lower section. In August, 1763, Henry Cobb was appointed to replace John on the Lower town road, and in May, 1765, John Morrow was appointed Overseer in place of John on the other road. In May, 1766, John was appointed Overseer of a road in place of William Laughlin. On November 12, 1765, John sold his 202 acres of land to William Jones. No record of his having purchased other land are found in Orange county records. Guilford county, North Carolina, was formed in 1771 from the western part of Orange county. John and his family lived in the northern part of this new county, and this area became Rockingham county in 1785. But, by this time John and his family and many others in the area had moved south westward down the Piedmont Plateau to the 96th District of South Carolina. When this move was made has not been firmly established but it appears to have been shortly after the close of the Revolutionary War. His 1st wife died and he married Jane________.

    The 1st wife is probably buried at the Wolf Island Baptist Church Cemetery. The church was formed in 1777 by his brother, Isaac, on a part of his 770 acre farm. Isaac's 1st wife died in the area and she was probably buried on the ridge where the church was built. John's wife is probably buried at the same burial place. In the 1960s, the field markers were removed to facilitate mowing. It was estimated that there were probably one hundred unmarked graves in the cemetery. The family genealogist stated that he had seventeen sons by the 1st wife and four sons and two daughters by the 2nd wife. She admitted there was no reliable authority for a correct tabulation for the listed children of John except for the first three. She had heard the tradition of the Cantrell with twenty-one sons and though there was available evidence that Isaac was more likely to have had the twenty-one sons, she attributed them to John and preceded to compile a list of twenty-one. We now know that two of the listed sons were not Cantrells but Curtis. This was due to a misreading of the 1790 census. We know that at least three of the children listed were nephews, sons of brother Isaac. Two sons listed were never located on census reports or other records, but this does not mean that they did not exist, so we end up with a list of sixteen sons. Because two daughters of John were born during the years of the 1st marriage, we can assume there were at least four daughters.

    Soon after John arrived in the 96th District, later Spartanburg county, South Carolina, he acquired 800 acres of land on Buck Creek, waters of the Pacolet River. Later his brother Isaac and many of his sons and nephews also acquired land in the area.

    In 1790, John is listed as head of household in the census of the 96th District. He had one son under sixteen and two daughters at home. Many family names on this census were familiar names first located in the court records of Orange county, North Carolina. We have assumed that John and his brothers were the first to use the spelling of the family name as Cantrell, but now we find his father, Joseph used this spelling in 1758 in Virginia. The history of the South Carolina Baptist Church gives statistics for the Buck Creek Baptist Church for the period 1790-1800. This church claims to have been a constituted body since 1779. Situated near Pacolet River about twelve miles northeast of Spartanburg, it became a constituent of the Bethel Association in 1789. In 1790, the church had 78 members. When John's brother, Isaac moved south in 1795, he became the minister there from 1796 though 1798. John was a messenger to the Bethel Association from 1797 though 1799. In 1800, John is listed as the minister.

    The church building has been rebuilt several times in the past 200 years. At the present time, there is a new, large, red brick church building across the road from the old church location and the cemetery. It is located on a hill, about a quarter of a mile north of the mouth of Buck Creek, about 2 miles west of Mayo. Descendants of the family are still members of the church. John was not listed as the head of household in the 1800 census of South Carolina, but his was listed in the household of his son, Moses, age 36. The household listed a male and female over 45 years of age. We know that John owned three slaves and the listing for Moses had 3 slaves listed. John died February, 1803, and three sons, Abraham, Stephen, and Moses were appointed administrators of the estate. The probate was recorded in Deed book "L" page 193. His widow, Jane, received a dower settlement. In the last several years, a number of researchers have tried to locate this deed book without success. John is probably buried at the Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The center of the cemetery has at least one hundred graves marked by fieldstones with only graves since the 1850s containing information on the stones. Jane is not listed as head of household on the 1810 census. She was probably living in the household of a married daughter.


    Family links:
    Parents:
    Joseph Cantrell (1695 - 1755)
    Catherine Cantrell (1697 - 1755)

    Spouse:
    Hannah Brittain Cantrell (1724 - 1769)*

    Children:
    Abraham Cantrell (1744 - 1826)*
    Isaac Cantrell (1745 - 1804)*
    Joseph Cantrell (1748 - 1804)*
    John Cantrell (1757 - 1825)*
    Thomas Cantrell (1761 - 1830)*
    Thomas Cantrell (1761 - 1830)*

    Siblings:
    Hannah Cantrell (1720 - ____)*
    John Cantrell (1724 - 1803)
    Joseph Cantrell (1726 - 1804)*
    Zebulon Cantrell (1728 - 1765)*
    Isaac Cantrell (1729 - 1805)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
    Chesnee
    Spartanburg County
    South Carolina, USA

    Created by: Imagraver
    Record added: May 19, 2013
    Find A Grave Memorial# 110842689

    Birth:
    formerly New Castle Co., PA

    Baptism:
    at Holy Trinity (Old Swedes Church)

    John married Hannah Jane Brittain 0___ 1743, New Castle County, Delaware. Hannah (daughter of John Brittain and Elizabeth LNU) was born 0___ 1725, New Castle County, Delaware; died 0___ 1769, Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  10. 73.  Hannah Jane Brittain was born 0___ 1725, New Castle County, Delaware (daughter of John Brittain and Elizabeth LNU); died 0___ 1769, Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 0___ 1724, New Castle County, Delaware

    Notes:

    She was probably a sister of Joseph Brittain who lived near John in NC and who is mentioned in the records of Orange Co.,NC.

    There is also a James Britton who was on a tax list with his brother, Joseph, in 1789, in Rowan Co.,NC

    Children:
    1. 36. Abraham Cantrell was born 0___ 1744, Virginia, a British Colony in America; died 0___ 1826, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried Old Bildad Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    2. Jacob Cantrell was born 0___ 1744, North Carolina; died 0___ 1790, North Carolina.
    3. Isaac M. Cantrell was born 0___ 1745, New Castle County, Delaware; died 0___ 1804, Tennessee; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    4. Joseph Cantrell was born 1748, Virginia.
    5. Stephen Cantrell was born 1749.
    6. James Cantrell
    7. Susan Cantrell
    8. Charles Cantrell was born C. 1752; died C. 1840, Sevier County, Arkansas.
    9. John "Miller John" Cantrell was born 0___ 1757, Orange County, North Carolina; died 17 Oct 1825, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    10. Brittain Cantrell was born 0___ 1759.
    11. Thomas Cantrell was born 23 Jan 1761, Caswell County, North Carolina; died 25 Sep 1830, (DeKalb County, Tennessee); was buried Williamsburg Cemetery, McMinn County, Tennessee.
    12. Aaron Cantrell
    13. Moses Cantrell was born South Carolina.
    14. Simon Cantrell
    15. Gabriel Cantrell

  11. 74.  Samuel Watson was born 0___ 1715, Craven County, North Carolina (son of Samuel Watson and unnamed spouse); died 0___ 1790, North Carolina.

    Samuel married Sarah LNU 0___ 1744, Spartanburg County, South Carolina. Sarah was born Abt 1720, North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  12. 75.  Sarah LNU was born Abt 1720, North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Sary

    Children:
    1. 37. Matilda Watson was born 0___ 1747, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    2. Malissa Lucy "Etta" Watson was born ~ 1760, South Carolina; died ~ 1799, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

  13. 76.  William Bethell was born 1 Sep 1708, (Stafford County, Virginia) (son of John Bethell, Jr. and Rose Smith); died 24 Feb 1756, Stafford County, Virginia.

    Notes:

    William Bethel
    Born [date unknown] in Overwharton Parish, Stafford, VAmap
    ANCESTORS ancestors
    Son of William Bethel and [mother unknown]
    Brother of Edward Bethel, Mary Bethel and Elizabeth Bethel
    Husband of Jean (Hurst) Bethel - married 26 Dec 1739 in Overwhartonparrish, Stafford Co., VA
    DESCENDANTS descendants
    Father of Elizabeth (Bethel) Allen, Peggy (Bethel) Mullins, John Bethel, Martha Bethel, Samuel Bethel, William Bethel and Sampson Bethel
    Died before 24 Feb 1756 in Frederick Co., VA

    Note

    Note: William Bethel and Jean Hurst may have lived in Overwharton Parish early in their marriage and then moved to Frederick County by 1750; or they may have lived in Frederick County the whole time and their marriage and children are listed in Overwharton Parish because that was the nearest"official Church" and it included Frederick County at that time.

    Both Augusta and Frederick counties were formed at the same time (1738) and some records were recorded in the wrong county. This William lived in Frederick County (the part that is now Warren County).

    A William Bethel petitioned for a road from Thorn's Gap to Henry Nethertons in 1751/1752. In Augusta County, Virginia a William Bethelwas licensed for an "ordinary" (Court of Justice) 26 November 1751.William bought one hundred and fourty seven acres of land in FrederickCounty, Virginia from Henry and Sary Netherton on 1 March 1755.

    Virginia, Frederick County was formed in 1743 out of Orange County.

    William's personal effects: "a parcel of books...carpenters and cooperstools and shoemakers tools...one violin..." He also owned three slaves.Frederick Co., VA, Will Book, pg. 183.

    He was a member of the court of justice in Augusta Co., from 1751 (orearlier) until 1756 or (later).

    Marriage Record:

    Early Virgina Marriages: Stafford County -- Overwharton Parrish, 1739 Dec 26 William Bethel married Jean Hurst.

    Source

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    Marriage:
    Date: 26 DEC 1739
    Place: Overwhartonparrish, Stafford Co., VA
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    Abbreviation: Virginia, Frederick County, WILL BOOK #2
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    Source S53
    Abbreviation: Virginia, Frederick County, COURT OF ORDINARY
    Title: Virginia, Frederick County, COURT OF ORDINARY (Probate Records, Will of William Bethel)
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    Abbreviation: Frederick Co., VA Will Book, page 183.
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    Title: Early VA marriages. Stafford Co., Overwharton Parish, VA
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    BIBL Early VA marriages. Stafford Co., Overwharton Parish, VA.

    end of biography

    William Bethel married Jean Hurst (1722) on 26 Dec 1739 and is the father of 7 children and the grandfather of 22 grandchildren. Listed below are details on up to five generations of descendants. Also see William's DNA Descendants and Family Tree & Genealogy Tools for more views.

    Elizabeth (Bethel) Allen ancestors descendants (bef 26 May 1740 - 07 May 1827) m. Thomas Daniel Allen (abt 1735 - 30 Jul 1759) on 30 Jul 1759.
    Daniel Allen ancestors (Feb 1759 - 30 Jul 1834) m. Aletha Hale (1771 - 16 Jun 1858).
    Daniel Allen ancestors (Feb 1769 - 30 Jul 1834) m. Alathea Hales () on 27 Mar 1788.
    Moses Allen ancestors (1770 - 22 Aug 1845) m. Priscilla Sleath () on 2 May 1795.
    William Allen ancestors (1774)
    Charity Allen ancestors (Jan 1775 - 1826) m. Charles Lawrence () on 1800.
    Bethel Allen ancestors (29 Apr 1780 - 15 Sep 1856) m. Elizabeth D. Reed (abt 1780) on 1800.
    Nancy Allen ancestors (12 Jan 1782 - 10 Oct 1851) m. John Philips UNKNOWN ().
    Sampson Allen ancestors (abt 1787 - 07 May 1826) m. Polly Somers () on 10 Jul 1811.
    Thomas Allen ancestors (15 Sep 1790 - 23 Aug 1883) m. Elizabeth Betsey Daugherty (06 Apr 1795 - 26 Jul 1837). m. Elizabeth A Daugherty () on 13 Sep 1813.
    Peggy (Bethel) Mullins ancestors (30 Nov 1741 - 27 Jan 1822) m. Thomas Mullins (1737) on 1762.
    John Bethel ancestors (23 Jun 1744 - 1804) m. Mary UNKNOWN (1748) on 1769.
    Martha Bethel ancestors (1746)
    Samuel Bethel ancestors (09 Feb 1749 - 1806) m. Mary Moonly (1753) on 1774.
    William Bethel ancestors (19 Feb 1749 - 30 Aug 1804) m. Nancy Stewart Stubblefield (1750).
    Sampson Bethel ancestors descendants (10 Jul 1750 - 10 Feb 1806) m. Mary Cantrell (04 Dec 1754 - 1820) on 24 Aug 1773.
    Larkin Bethel ancestors (04 Mar 1775) m. Mary Thompson (1777) on 28 Sep 1798.
    Constance (Bethel) Cantrell ancestors descendants (22 Oct 1776 - 1848) m. Richard Cantrell (10 Mar 1771 - aft 01 Jun 1840) on 18 Feb 1794.
    Sampson Cantrell ancestors descendants (18 Feb 1795 - bef 1840)
    John Jones Cantrell ancestors (1832 - 05 Dec 1863)
    Larkin Cantrell ancestors (18 Feb 1797 - aft 1860) m. Eunice Moberly (abt 1803 - abt 1844) abt 1821.
    Mary (Cantrell) Magness ancestors descendants (20 Jul 1799 - 03 Jan 1863) m. Perry Green Magness (23 May 1796 - 01 Mar 1884) on 1815.
    Harriet (Magness) Potter ancestors descendants (02 Jun 1817 - 20 Jul 1866) m. Watson Cantrell Potter (15 Feb 1815 - 20 Jul 1891) on 5 Jan 1834.
    Mary Elizabeth (Potter) Womack ancestors descendants more descendants (02 Oct 1834 - 29 Apr 1894)
    Samantha (Potter) Cantrell ancestors (28 Dec 1851 - 24 May 1897)
    Sarah (Magness) Webb ancestors descendants (12 Sep 1819 - 10 Jan 1890) m. Daniel Watkins Webb (14 May 1815 - 23 Sep 1866) abt 1836.
    Samantha J (Webb) Gribble ancestors (Jun 1838 - 06 Aug 1892)
    Perry Green Webb ancestors descendants more descendants (1839 - 1862)
    Mary (Webb) Womack ancestors (1841)
    Juleus Caesar Webb ancestors (03 Feb 1843 - 07 Nov 1898)
    Hannah Webb ancestors (1844 - 1866)
    Bethel Magness Webb ancestors (21 Sep 1847 - 26 Oct 1911)
    Martha (Webb) Nowlin ancestors (1850)
    Evan Webb ancestors (25 Feb 1852 - 1915)
    Daniel Webb ancestors (1854 - 1898)
    Eugenia (Webb) Evans ancestors descendants more descendants (14 Aug 1857 - 09 May 1903)
    Tennessee Gertrude (Webb) Womack ancestors (25 May 1858 - 16 Oct 1920)
    Felix Zollicoffer Webb ancestors (19 Sep 1860 - 16 Oct 1920)
    Cartie (Webb) Moore ancestors (1863 - 02 Dec 1924)
    Isaac Cantrell ancestors descendants (27 Sep 1802 - 21 Sep 1840) m. Nancy Upchurch (abt 1805 - aft 1860) abt 1825.
    Sampson Bethel Cantrell ancestors descendants (abt 1826 - 17 Nov 1883) m. Frances VanTrease (30 Jul 1816 - 14 Feb 1874) on 9 Oct 1851. m. Mary Catherine Lewis (22 Jul 1835 - 02 Jul 1889) on 13 Jun 1874.
    John Isaac Cantrell ancestors descendants more descendants (18 Aug 1853 - 30 Jun 1910)
    Roena (Cantrell) McPherson ancestors (Feb 1861 - 07 Nov 1949)
    Sarah Cantrell ancestors (abt 1863)
    Eliza Frances (Cantrell) Lewis ancestors (05 May 1879 - 30 Aug 1928)
    Mary (Cantrell) Holland ancestors (abt 1827)
    Richard H. Cantrell ancestors descendants (03 Mar 1828 - 25 Sep 1889) m. Marinda Broyles (18 Oct 1832 - 10 Nov 1908) abt 1852.
    Henry M. Cantrell ancestors descendants more descendants (1854 - 1900)
    Isaac Cantrell ancestors descendants more descendants (1858 - 1892)
    Nancy Finetta (Cantrell) Culpepper ancestors (Sep 1859 - 17 Jul 1901)
    Tillman S. Cantrell ancestors (1862 - 1881) [unmarried] [no children]
    James M. Cantrell ancestors descendants (1830 - 1897) m. Mary Caroline Davis (Sep 1835 - aft 1910) on 23 Oct 1851.
    Elizabeth (Cantrell) Sloan ancestors (16 Mar 1853 - 19 May 1930)
    Cephas Cantrell ancestors descendants more descendants (22 Oct 1854 - 04 Jul 1943)
    Vinetta Cantrell ancestors (abt 1864)
    Catherine (Cantrell) Lewis ancestors descendants (23 Feb 1832 - abt 22 Oct 1886) m. James Daniel Lewis (abt 1832 - abt 1891) on May 1864.
    Thomas A. Lewis ancestors (abt 1865)
    Mary J. Lewis ancestors (abt 1867)
    Finetta Lewis ancestors (abt 1869 - bef 1880) [unmarried] [no children]
    Jonathan Osborne Cantrell ancestors descendants (Apr 1834 - aft 1900) m. Ellen J. Lampkin (Nov 1842 - aft 1900) on 4 Nov 1862.
    Richard Allen Cantrell ancestors (Oct 1863 - 10 Feb 1936)
    Sarah Arizona (Cantrell) Lane ancestors (17 Jan 1866 - 01 Feb 1916)
    Missouri A. Cantrell ancestors (Oct 1867)
    Mary Keturah (Cantrell) Craddock ancestors (Jul 1870 - 1948)
    Nancy D. (Cantrell) Irvin ancestors (14 Oct 1873 - 23 Oct 1924)
    Harriet Senora (Cantrell) Russell ancestors (17 Nov 1875 - 02 Apr 1956)
    Charlotte D. Cantrell ancestors (Oct 1877)
    Maud Cantrell ancestors (Jul 1881)
    Elizabeth A. (Cantrell) Vantrease ancestors descendants (24 Mar 1836 - 27 Feb 1883) m. John William Vantrease (27 Mar 1825 - 28 Jan 1901) on 3 Mar 1853.
    Pauline Catherine (Vantrease) Boyd ancestors (27 Jan 1854 - 10 Mar 1870)
    Thomas Osborne Vantrease ancestors (Sep 1861 - 30 Nov 1931)
    Thomas A. Cantrell ancestors (Sep 1837 - aft 1900) m. Harriett Unknown (abt 1847 - abt 1875) abt 1862. m. Sarah E. Smith (Sep 1860 - aft 1910) abt 1879.
    Tilmon Cantrell ancestors descendants (May 1839 - 31 Dec 1900) m. Caroline Burnett (abt 1849 - abt 1875) abt 1864. m. Minerva A. Tate (20 Dec 1851 - 21 Feb 1940) abt 1876.
    Pinkney Cantrell ancestors (02 Jun 1865 - 21 Jun 1914)
    John I. Cantrell ancestors (09 Jul 1869 - 23 Apr 1934)
    Nancy J. (Cantrell) Barker ancestors (Sep 1879 - aft 1930)
    James Cantrell ancestors (12 Dec 1883 - 21 Mar 1973)
    Finetta Cantrell ancestors (abt 1840)
    Anna (Cantrell) Odle ancestors descendants (20 Oct 1804 - 27 Jun 1876) m. Uriah Odle (1793 - abt 1850) on 1822.
    John Odle ancestors descendants (20 Jun 1826 - 01 Oct 1874) m. Charlotte Dudley Lamkin (28 Aug 1835 - 16 Jan 1909) on 18 Dec 1853.
    Fanny (Odle) Boczkiewicz ancestors descendants more descendants (23 Jul 1865 - 04 Aug 1944)
    Bethel Cantrell ancestors (27 Jan 1807 - 03 Jan 1858)
    Tilman Bethel Cantrell ancestors (07 Jan 1815 - 14 May 1873)
    Narcissus Cantrell ancestors (18 Oct 1823 - 14 Oct 1881)
    John Bethel ancestors (02 Oct 1778)
    Cantrell Bethel ancestors (17 Dec 1779 - 22 Oct 1849) m. Mary Anna Bratten (1788) on 1809.
    Cantrell Bethell ancestors descendants (17 Dec 1779 - 22 Oct 1848) m. Mary Anne Bratten (1786 - 22 Oct 1846) on 1809.
    Lemuel Hall Bethell ancestors descendants (27 Sep 1810 - 01 Jun 1888) m. Elizabeth Buchanan (01 Aug 1815 - 22 Jun 1892) on 11 Dec 1833.
    William R. E. Bethell ancestors descendants (1837 - 11 Jan 1897) m. Angeline Pauline Fitzhugh (1841) abt 18 Jan 1865.
    Lemuel Hall Bethell II ancestors descendants more descendants (08 Jun 1867 - 28 Aug 1904)
    Pierpont Bethel ancestors (26 Feb 1783)
    Green Bethel ancestors (24 Jul 1784 - aft 1842) m. Zilpha Bucey () on 1808.
    P. Bethel ancestors (30 May 1786)
    Tilman Bethel ancestors descendants (05 Dec 1788 - 09 Mar 1865) m. Sarah Root Daugherty (24 Mar 1793 - 26 Nov 1869) on 2 Sep 1813.
    Harriet Daugherty Bethel ancestors descendants (30 May 1814 - 13 Nov 1892) m. James Henry Henry Perriman (abt 05 Jul 1807 - 25 Oct 1884) on 1831.
    Laura Ann B. Periman ancestors (27 Nov 1832 - 05 Nov 1892)
    Elizabeth Allen (Periman) Davis ancestors (07 Aug 1834 - 10 Apr 1894)
    Sarah Jane (Periman) Ballinger ancestors (11 Sep 1836 - 21 Oct 1901)
    Mary Matilda (Periman) Brockus ancestors (20 Mar 1839 - 12 Jun 1915)
    Tillman Bethel Periman ancestors (1841 - 16 Aug 1864)
    William Green Periman ancestors (14 Mar 1843 - 26 Jun 1906)
    John Alexander Periman ancestors (21 Jul 1845)
    Chester Lafayette Periman ancestors (08 Sep 1847 - 13 Nov 1912)
    Orlena Melcena (Periman) Pelts ancestors (20 Mar 1850 - 19 Jan 1929)
    Harriet (Periman) Hadduck ancestors (07 Mar 1855 - 04 Apr 1940)
    Mary Cantrell Bethel ancestors (04 Jan 1816 - 15 Oct 1895) m. Peter Daniel (1812) on 2 Feb 1837.
    Nancy Daugherty Bethel ancestors (18 Apr 1817 - 12 Jan 1821)
    Unnamed Bethel ancestors (12 Dec 1818 - 13 Dec 1818)
    John Witt Bethel ancestors descendants (11 Jan 1820 - 11 Sep 1878) m. Sarah J ( - Jun 1902).
    Eliza J. Bethell ancestors descendants (04 Mar 1846 - 14 Aug 1912) m. Elijah Madsen Whaley (21 Aug 1842 - 21 Aug 1901) on 2 Jan 1868.
    John Isaac Whaley ancestors (abt 1869 - 06 Oct 1890)
    John Isaac Whaley ancestors (09 May 1869 - 06 Oct 1890)
    Reps UNKNOWN ancestors (13 Nov 1870 - 1937)
    Reps Lemuel Whaley ancestors (13 Nov 1870 - 22 Dec 1936)
    Nancy "Nannie) Whaley ancestors (15 Sep 1872 - 25 Nov 1947)
    Sarah "Sallie" Whaley ancestors descendants more descendants (15 Sep 1872 - 09 Sep 1945)
    Nancy Whaley ancestors descendants more descendants (15 Sep 1873 - 25 Nov 1947)
    Sarah Whaley ancestors descendants more descendants (15 Sep 1873 - 09 Sep 1945)
    Lela Mai Whaley ancestors (22 Nov 1877 - 09 Apr 1953)
    Lelia Mai Whaley ancestors descendants more descendants (22 Nov 1877 - 09 Apr 1953)
    Edgar William Whaley ancestors (08 Sep 1878 - Jan 1879)
    Oscar William Whaley ancestors descendants more descendants (08 Sep 1878 - 29 Jan 1954)
    Tilman A. Bethel ancestors (1848)
    Mary C. Bethel ancestors (1855) m. [private spouse]
    Harriet F. Bethel ancestors (17 Feb 1859 - 27 Apr 1932) m. [private spouse]
    Dela Bethel ancestors (1860) m. [private spouse]
    Green William Bethel ancestors descendants (23 Dec 1821) m. Eliza UNKNOWN (1830).
    Tennesse F. Bethel ancestors (1830)
    Caldonie Bethel ancestors (1854)
    Monroe B. Bethel ancestors (1856)
    Charles W. Bethel ancestors (1858)
    William M. Bethel ancestors (1860)
    Susan Elizabeth Bethel ancestors (17 Oct 1823 - 30 Jun 1882) m. Eli Rowland (1819) on 31 Jan 1849.
    Chester F. Bethel ancestors (18 Aug 1825) m. Martha Ann Daugherty (1827) on 29 Sep 1848.
    Lafayette A. Bethel ancestors (29 Mar 1827) m. Diane Thorinson () on 1850.
    Eliza J. Bethel ancestors (28 Sep 1828)
    Bluford J. Bethel ancestors descendants (26 Dec 1830) m. Sara Jane Eason (1840).
    Maggie Eason ancestors (1859)
    Madora Melcenie Bethel ancestors (26 May 1833) m. Isaac Newton Fite () on 1856.
    Sarah Palmira Bethel ancestors (02 Feb 1836 - 08 Sep 1906) m. Samuel C. Duncan (1832) on 8 Sep 1870.
    Unknown Bethel ancestors (02 Feb 1836)
    Woodford M. L. Bethel ancestors (30 Apr 1838) m. Tennie UNKNOWN (1838) on 27 Nov 1859.
    Elizabethbethlema Bethel ancestors (1839 - 1914)
    Chester F. Bethel ancestors (07 Jan 1791 - abt 1869) m. Jennie Jane Jones (1794) on 2 Aug 1815.
    Cloud Bethel ancestors (19 May 1793 - 30 Mar 1844) m. Rachel Floyd (1794) on 2 Aug 1815.
    Talitha P. Bethel ancestors (22 Apr 1795 - 12 Nov 1859) m. Jonathan Floyd (09 Oct 1784 - 30 Sep 1855) on 1815.
    C. Bluford Bethel ancestors (08 Feb 1798 - 22 Nov 1854) m. Mary Bowen (1799) on 1820.

    end of registry



    William married Jean Hurst 26 Dec 1739, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia. Jean (daughter of Ebenezer Hurst and Amy Campbell) was born ~ 1728, Frederick County, Virginia; died POST 1756, Frederick County, Virginia. [Group Sheet]


  14. 77.  Jean Hurst was born ~ 1728, Frederick County, Virginia (daughter of Ebenezer Hurst and Amy Campbell); died POST 1756, Frederick County, Virginia.

    Notes:

    Posted By: Charlotte Smith
    Email:
    Subject: Hursts in Stafford Co., VA 1739-1757
    Post Date: October 30, 1998 at 15:15:29
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/hurst/messages/384.html
    Forum: Hurst Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/hurst/


    Overwarton Parish, Stafford Co., VA records have the folowing Hursts. I am looking for source records to tie these Hurst families together. I have seen many different genealogical variations done on these families. If you can help please contact me at: bwsmith@garlic.com
    Marriages:

    Jean Hurst married William Bethel 26 Dec 1739
    Henry Hurst married Ann Pyke 20 Mar 1750
    James Hurst married Rosannah Jones 21 Apr 1751
    Mary Hurst married Owen Winfield 26 Nov 1748

    Births:

    children of Thomas Hurst
    Absolum Hurst b.15 May 1750

    children of Mary
    Landen Hurst b.25 July 1741
    Nathaniel Hurst b.6 June 1744

    children of Thomas and Mary
    Priscilla Hurst b.21 June 1745
    Hanny Hust b.24 Jan 1748
    James Hurst b.13 Nov 1740
    James Hurst b.19 Mar 1757

    children of Henry
    Nancy Hurst b.20 Apr 1751

    children of James and Rosamond (sic)
    Elizabeth Hurst b.10 Jan 1752
    Henry Hurst b.3 Dec 1753

    Deaths:
    John Hurst died 6 Dec 1747





    Children:
    1. Elizabeth Bethell was born Bef 26 May 1740; died 7 May 1827.
    2. Peggy Bethel was born 30 Nov 1741; died 27 Jan 1822.
    3. John Bethell was born 23 Jun 1744; died 0___ 1804.
    4. William Bethel was born 19 Feb 1749, (Stafford County) Virginia; died 30 Aug 1804.
    5. Samuel Bethel was born 9 Feb 1749, (Stafford County) Virginia; died 0___ 1806.
    6. 38. Sampson Bethell was born 19 Jul 1750, Frederick County, Virginia; died 10 Feb 1806, Smith County, Tennessee; was buried Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

  15. 78.  Isaac Thornton Cantrell was born 27 Jan 1729, New Castle County, Delaware (son of Joseph C. Cantrell and Catherine LNU); died 23 Aug 1805, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Religion: Primitive Baptist Elder

    Notes:

    IBirth: Jan. 27, 1729
    New Castle County
    Delaware, USA
    Death: Aug. 23, 1805
    Chesnee
    Spartanburg County
    South Carolina, USA

    Isaac Cantrell was the son of Joseph and Catharina Cantrell of Wilmington, New Castle Co., DE. He was the pastor of the Buck Creek Baptist Church from 1796-1799. He is probably buried in the Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with a field stone marker. He was the husband of 3 wives: Talitha, Elizabeth, and Mary and the father of 25 children.


    Family links:
    Parents:
    Joseph Cantrell (1695 - 1755)
    Catherine Cantrell (1697 - 1755)

    Spouses:
    Talitha Cloud Cantrell (1729 - 1768)
    Elizabeth Cantrell (1731 - 1768)
    Mary Linder Cantrell (1755 - 1844)*

    Children:
    Jacob Cantrell (1752 - 1813)*
    Robert Cantrell (1753 - 1787)*
    Mary Cantrell Bethel (1754 - 1820)*
    Thomas Cantrell (1755 - 1833)*
    Reuben Cantrell (1757 - 1808)*
    Elijah Cantrell (1758 - ____)*
    Charles Cantrell (1759 - 1835)*
    Elizabeth Cantrell Cantrell (1761 - 1832)*
    Isaac Cantrell (1763 - ____)*
    Richard Cantrell (1764 - ____)*
    John Cantrell (1765 - 1826)*
    James Cantrell (1767 - 1838)*
    Benjamin Cantrell (1768 - 1846)*
    Sarah Cantrell Pirkle (1769 - 1819)*
    Daniel Cantrell (1770 - 1841)*
    Peter Cantrell (1772 - 1848)*
    unknown Cantrell Pirtle (1773 - ____)*
    Abraham Cantrell (1774 - 1858)*
    Nimrod Cantrell (1780 - ____)*
    Mark Cantrell (1782 - ____)*
    Caleb Cantrell (1785 - 1851)*
    Lanceford Cantrell (1787 - ____)*
    Enoch Cantrell (1789 - 1844)*

    Siblings:
    Hannah Cantrell (1720 - ____)*
    John Cantrell (1724 - 1803)*
    Joseph Cantrell (1726 - 1804)*
    Zebulon Cantrell (1728 - 1765)*
    Isaac Cantrell (1729 - 1805)

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
    Chesnee
    Spartanburg County
    South Carolina, USA

    Created by: jcq
    Record added: Nov 09, 2008
    Find A Grave Memorial# 31250529

    end of profile

    Following information from notes compiled through the CantrellCousin Project.......... First, NOTES from Warren G. Cantrell ..........

    "One of Isaac's descendants stated in 1928 that Isaac married first, Talitha Cloud, and that she was a granddaughter of William Cloud, of County of Wilts, England, who bought 500 acres of land from William Penn, came over in 1682, landed at Philadelphia, and after tarrying awhile in or near that city went far into the woods, settling at length, in what is now the town of Concord, in Delaware County, PA. His house was just across the state line from New Castle Co. As the eldest child of Isaac was born in 1751, we can assume that the marriage was about 1750 and it would indicate that if Talitha was a Cloud, then her parents had also lived in the big valley of VA.
    We know that Isaac became an ordained Minister of the Baptist Church. There is no doubt that the last 60 years of Isaac and John Cantrell's lives, they devoted much of their energy to God's work and they became part of God's design for America. Hundreds of descendants have followed in their footsteps."

    Isaac is first located in the county records of Old Orange Co., NC 14 Dec. 1756, when he purchased 200 acres of land from the Earl of Granville and the deed was witnessed by Wm. Churton. In the Caswell Co. land grants, we find where Isaac was granted 202 acres of land on a ridge between the waters of County Line Creek and Jordon Creek. He sold this same land to his brother, John, 13 March 1759, and the sale was witnessed by James Watson. On the 10th of Nov. 1761, he purchased 280 acres of land from Robert Cate, Sr. and the deed was witnessed by Robert Cate, Jr. A purchase of 115 acres on the Northeast side of Haw River below Collins Creek is recorded 30 July 1760 in Caswell Co. land records and 13 Aug. 1765 in Orange Co., as a purchase from the Earl of Granville.

    On the 26th of April 1768, he sold 300 acres to Henry Pickett Jr. and the deed was witnessed by Thomas Cate. In the Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Orange Co. in the Province of No. Carolina, Court of Aug. 1764 at Childsburg which was then the name of the county seat, changed to Hillsboro in 1766, Isaac was appointed to a Grand Jury that was called and sworn. In the same Court, Isaac and other neighbors were appointed to a Road Jury to lay out a road to Tinnigs Mill, thense to Crow's Ford, thense to Cape Fare Road and to make a report to next Court.

    A church, Wolf Island Primitive Baptist Church, was formed by Isaac Cantrell and he was pastor of the Church for over twenty years. The Rockingham County Court Minutes indicate that the Church was locally known as "Cantrell's Meeting House" as early as 1785 and as late as 1807. It is noted that the first known pastors of Wolf Island Church owned and lived on the same farm. The land was first owned by Isaac Cantrell who sold the property to Clement Whittemore in 1798. In 1803 Whittemore sold the land to Thomas Moore, who deeded part of the farm to his son-in-law Robert Shreve in 1831. Robert Shreve was a step-son of Robert Cantrell, grandson of Isaac Cantrell. There are many purchases, sales and witnesses of deeds by Isaac Cantrell until he migrated to the old 96th District of SC.

    end of comment

    Isaac Cantrell Estate Papers--File 736, Spartanburg County, S.C. & Court of Common Pleas, Judgement Roll #302

    According to Annette Pirkle Starr, Isaac Cantrell died in Spartanburg SC and left a will dated Aug.23, 1805. She also stated that he had (at least rwp) two wives, Talitha CLOUD and Mary LINDER. Mary is shown as the widow in the following documents. John Pirtle, George Purtle, Sarah Pirtle, and Isaac Pirtle- "grandson of the said Isaac Cantrell" attended the proceedings. It's likely that John Pirtle is John Pirkle of Rockingham Co. NC, George - John's son. Sarah Pirtle is probably John's daughter-in-law, Sarah Cantrell Pirkle, wife of William Sr., in attendance with her son, Isaac K. Isaac Cantrell was born about 1733 according to Lawrence Bankston's testimony ,"He was about 72 years old."
    Rex W. Pirkle, 103 Twining, Denison TX, 75020
    rpirkle@texoma.net

    Isaac Cantrell Estate Papers--File 736, Spartanburg County, S.C. 17th February of 1806.

    Court of Ordinary met at Spartanburg Court House to try the protest of Peter Cantrell of Isaac Cantrell will as requested--the same to be proven in due form of Law.

    1. James Ezell and John Pirtle desposed that they signed the will of Isaac Cantrell at the testators request in his presence. They did not see him sign the Will nor did they sign at the same time.


    2. Lawrence Bankston He knoweth the testator about 50 years, The dec’d had a ver bad pain in his head & he the dec’d told him he thought it made him dull. He was about 72 years old. He done little by business but trusted to his wife or generally asked his wife, when a person came to settle, if it was not so and so.


    3. Isaac Young deposeth he was not in his riight senses in regard to the Church, He never agreed to anything to as to stand to it.



    4. Esq._____Turner

    He knew him for 10 years and did not think he was in proper senses. He only knew him in the Church and thought him childish in that respect and that it was common talk in the neighborhood that he was
    in his dotage, that he lay on a sick bed 2 years ond one month before he died.

    5. Capt. J. Turner

    deposeth he very often saw him and thought he was possessed of as strong a mind as the nature of his infirmanent and age would admit. The dec’d asked him to be Executor and he refused because
    the children were not all equal.

    6. John Pirtle,

    cross examined deposeth that about 14 years ago he thought was out of his senses but at the time he signed the will he was in his proper senses.

    7. James Ezell,

    cross examined says he was in his proper mind when he signed as a witness

    8. Rev. John Bankston

    He had known the dec’d from a boy. He Drew the Will contested. He signed his name as a witness and was named an Executor.. He requested the deceased to take his name out as an Executor. That he did believe that he was of disposing mind and memory, at least it was so to the last he knew and he thinks this to be same.

    9. William Garrot

    Deposeth he the dec’d was of a right mind and could do his business. That he was an industrious man, never kept an overseer and he thinks he directed his farm and he thinks he was in his proper mind. Some years ago he did not seem submissive to the church and he thought he might not be right.

    (Conclusion of protest Inquiry)

    Decided:

    That the Will as far as respects the personal property is valid and sufficiently proved. But it is not sufficient to convey the landed property.

    This 5th day of March, 1806 signed/ Gabriel Bumpap, ORD

    Cost; Surveying and examining of 8 witnesses 4 P
    6 citations and recording 15 P
    Decree 14

    end of comment

    Court of Common Pleas, Judgement Roll #302

    State of South Carolina
    Spartanburg District In Common Pleas
    To ______ __________ Alexander Cunningham, William Abbot, Mathew Abbott, & Leonard Adcock, Esq.


    Whereas Mary Cantrell & George Purtle Executors of the Last Will & testament of Isaac Cantrell deceased -- were summoned in our court of Common Pleas- before the Justices thereof-at Spartanburg Court House- to answer to Peter Cantrell - one of the sons and heirs of the said Isaac Cantrell deceased - in a pleas whereof - whereas the said

    Peter Cantrell,
    Mary Cantrell
    John Cantrell
    Enoch Cantrell
    Abraham Cantrell
    Elijah Cantrell
    Jacob Cantrell
    Richard Cantrell
    Sarah Pirtle
    Caleb Cantrell
    Nimrod Cantrell
    Mark Cantrell
    Daniel Cantrell
    Isaac Cantrell
    Benjaman Cantrell
    Charles Cantrell
    Reuben Cantrell
    Thomas Cantrell
    Lanceford Cantrell
    Isaac Pirtle, grandson of the said Isaac Cantrell deceased-hold together and undivided tract or several tracts of land

    To Wit;

    One tract of land originally granted to Reuben Dickson containing four hundred & twenty six acres on both sides of Pacolet river beginning at a black gum north side of the river running east on John
    Bankston’s line twenty-one chains to a pine thence south twenty chains to a birch on the river bank______crossing the river sixteen chains to a black jack thence south 20______twenty chains to a pine- thence north eighty______six chains to a pine on Edward Stubblefields line thence northwest on said line fifty chains to a chestnut on said river thence with the meandering of the waters to the first______., and another tract of land containing one hundred & thirty four acres orignally granted to Lawrence Bankston on the 7th of January 1799 on a branch of Pacolet River beginning at a black jack-running N.W. 80 to a post oak thence S. 35 chains to ______, thence south 18 chains to a pine thence North *0, East 25 chains to a black oak thence along said Cantrell’s line to the first station.

    And the said Peter, have desired Partition therof to be made between them- according to the form of the statue in such cases made and provided and permit not the same to be done unjustly or contrary to the statute aforesaid- and the said parties appearing in our said court before the Justices foresaid at the Spartanburg Court House_______the second Monday after the fourth Monday in October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seven -- the said defendents freely consentive that Partition should be made between them-whereupon it was considered by our said before the Justices aforesaid--of Spartanburg aforesaid, that Partion should be made between them of the premises with the appurtenances- Therefore we command you that you go in your proper persons to the premises and there in the presence of the _______by you to be forwarded if they should be willing to be present the premises with the appurtenances respect being had to the true value thereof---- you cause to be divided and laid out in the following manner (to wit)

    One-third part of the premises aforesaid you cause to be laid out, delivered and assigned to the said Mary Cantrell as her right of inheritance to the said Isaac Cantrell dec’d- and the remaining part of the premises to be divided into nineteen equal parts-(or else the value thereof) you cause the divided and assigned to each of the heirs of the said Isaac Cantrell dec’d -- one nineteenth part thereof to be holden in severatly(?)- so that neither of the said heirs may have more than respectively belongs to them and that that partition so openly & ____ made you have before our said Court the second Monday after the fourth Monday in March next & have then and there this writ.

    Witness the Honorable J.F. Grimke, Esq. 2nd Monday after 4th Monday in October 1807.

    March 25th, 1808

    In pursuance of a writ of petition of the lands and premises of Isaac Cantrell, dec’d, between the widow of the said deceased and his several heirs- To us direct from the Court of Common Pleas held at Spartanburg Court House on the 2nd Monday of the fourth Monday in October last we, William Abbott, Mathew Abbott, Alexander Cunningham, and Leonard Adcock, hath personally met on the land and premises which did belong to the said Isaac Cantrell, Deceased, and after being duly sworn proceeded as follows:

    To Wit.

    That 862 acres of land shown unto us and after duly inspecting said land, we appraised it to 650 dollars and 50 cents. Also we adjudged that Mary Cantrell, the widow of Isaac Cantrell, Dec’d that she shall have 200 acres of land laid out to her beginning 10 rods above the upper corner of her fance on the River thence running south _______by running with the old origiinal grant to Reuben Dixon from States office and the balance of the said being 662 acres of land _____ upon a credit of twelve months to be sold for the use of the said Isaac Cantrell’s heirs. Adjudged by us from the time _____ _____ the day and date above

    written, signed/

    Leonard Adcock
    Alexander Cunningham
    William W. Abbott
    Mathew Abobott

    end of comment

    Rev. Issac Cantrell NEVER had the Middle name of Throton! He was NEVER married to anyone named Talitha Cloud.. Has been documented that he was ONLY married twice. and ONLY had 19 chidren by between his TWO wives.

    Mrs. Donna L. Oglesby (#47096719)

    Donna Oglesby (dloglesby57@yahoo.com)

    end of comment

    Birth:
    formerly New Castle Co., PA

    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".

    While living in New Castle County, Joseph's son, Isaac Cantrell, became associated with the Welsh Tract Baptist Church located at the foot of Iron Hill, in Pencader Hundred. It is the oldest Primitive Baptist church in America, and Isaac was probably licensed to preach by this group. As the Church was composed of Welsh People, the preaching for about one hundred years was in the Welsh language. Isaac’s mother, Catharina, was more than likely of Swedish parentage, but we know for certain that his grandmother, Dorothy Jones, was born in Wales. The Welsh language is not just a dialect of English; it is a language with an older pedigree, and a distinct one. Isaac Cantrell would have to have been fluent in the Welsh language to have been a member of this church in the 1700s.

    Isaac married Talitha Cloud Abt 1750, Rockingham County, North Carolina. Talitha (daughter of Jeremiah Cloud, The Immigrant and Elizabeth Ann Bailey) was born 0Sep 1731, New Castle County, Delaware; died 0___ 1768, Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina; was buried Wolf Island Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  16. 79.  Talitha Cloud was born 0Sep 1731, New Castle County, Delaware (daughter of Jeremiah Cloud, The Immigrant and Elizabeth Ann Bailey); died 0___ 1768, Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina; was buried Wolf Island Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 0___ 1729, Concardville, Delaware County, Pennsylvania

    Notes:

    Talitha was the first wife of Isaac Cantrell (1733-1805) who formed the Wolf Island Primitive Baptist Church in 1777 and was its pastor for over 20 years. The church was first known as "Cantrell's Meeting House".

    Isaac's first wife...Tommy Webb
    Cited as great-granddaughter of William Cloud..."Bethells..",p. 131

    http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1694344&id=I1772

    Source for "Talitha....." First Cantrell Reunion, Dallas, Texas, Sept. 16, 1995., Reta Evans and Travis Morris attended the First Cantrell reunion held in Dallas, Texas. Warren G. Cantrell has been tracing this family for approx. 40 years and he has not been able to prove the name of Isaac Cantrell's first wife. All present agreed that Talitha Cloud as his first wife has not been proven.

    Following information from notes compiled through the CantrellCousin Project.......... First, NOTES from Warren G. Cantrell ..........

    "One of Isaac's descendants stated in 1928 that Isaac married first, Talitha Cloud, and that she was a granddaughter of William Cloud, of County of Wilts, England, who bought 500 acres of land from William Penn, came over in 1682, landed at Philadelphia, and after tarrying awhile in or near that city went far into the woods, settling at length, in what is now the town of Concord, in Delaware County, PA. His house was just across the state line from New Castle Co. As the eldest child of Isaac was born in 1751, we can assume that the marriage was about 1750 and it would indicate that if Talitha was a Cloud, then her parents had also lived in the big valley of VA.

    We know that Isaac became an ordained Minister of the Baptist Church. There is no doubt that the last 60 years of Isaac and John Cantrell's lives, they devoted much of their energy to God's work and they became part of God's design for America. Hundreds of descendants have followed in their footsteps."

    Children:
    1. Jacob Cantrell was born 0___ 1752, Virginia; died 0___ 1814, Rockingham County, North Carolina; was buried Wolf Island Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina.
    2. Robert Cantrell was born 0___ 1753, Commonwealth of Virginia; died 0___ 1787, Rockingham County, North Carolina; was buried Wolf Island Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina.
    3. 39. Mary Cantrell was born 4 Dec 1754, New Castle County, Delaware; died 0___ 1820, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    4. Thomas Cantrell was born 0___ 1755, Shenandoah Valley, Commonwealth of Virginia; died 0___ 1833, Indiana.
    5. Reuben Cantrell was born 0___ 1757, Orange County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1808, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    6. Elijah Cantrell was born 0___ 1758, Orange County, North Carolina; died Rockingham County, North Carolina; was buried Wolf Island Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina.
    7. Charles Cantrell was born 0___ 1759, Orange County, North Carolina; died 0Oct 1835, Georgia.
    8. Elizabeth Cantrell was born 0___ 1761, Orange County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1832, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    9. Isaac Cantrell, Jr. was born 0___ 1763, Orange County, North Carolina; died Bef 1830, Gibson County, Tennessee.
    10. Richard G. Cantrell was born 0___ 1764, Orange County, North Carolina; died Abt 1825, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Old Bildad Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    11. John Cantrell was born 0___ 1765, Guilford County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1826, Gibson County, Tennessee.
    12. James Cantrell was born 0___ 1767, Orange County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1838, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried Williams Cemetery #1, Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

  17. 80.  William Webb was born 0___ 1694, New Kent County, Virginia (son of John Webb and Sarah Cocke).

    William — Jane Martin. [Group Sheet]


  18. 81.  Jane Martin
    Children:
    1. 40. John Webb was born 0___ 1740, Saint Peters Parish, Hanover, Virginia; died 0___ 1803, Rutherford County, North Carolina.

  19. 82.  James Henry Byars was born 0___ 1713, Hanover County, Virginia (son of John Byars and Elizabeth Glen); died 0___ 1792, Hanover County, Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Military: Patriotic Service (DAR Ancestor #: A017964)
    • Alt Birth: 0___ 1713, New Kent County, Virginia
    • Alt Death: 0___ 1792, St. John's Parish, Granville County, North Carolina

    Notes:

    From "Colonial Granville And It's People", by Ray, p. 174; we know that a John and James Byars were early Granville settlers...Margie Tucker

    end


    Message #27 Monday, September 27, 1999

    Subject: JAMES HENRY BYARS/BYERS b.1713 VA, m. PEGGY (MARGARET) GENTRY & CHILDREN

    Posted by: CLARA BYARS/BYERS GREEN

    Message:

    Really hit jackpot today, my ancestors were the above, their son, Capt. John Henry Byars b.1734 m. Elizabeth Thomason (Thompson?) b.1735, they had a son called Capt. George Byars (1771-1843 )m. Sarah Watkins (1794-1869), their son William Peyton Byars (b.1792-1873) m. Nancy Sutton.

    These two moved their family to southern Illinois (Marion Co.) in 1827 and the family pretty much stayed there until WW2 when my oldest brother,

    William D. Byars, Jr., relocated to Oklahoma. His only son,

    William Robert Byars lives near Tulsa. I've been trying to find info about James Henry's parents and how they came to America & from where.

    Believe this is the Byers sept of the Clan Lindsay and they came from Scotland via Ulster in the Plantation of the 1600's.

    Do please write me if you have anything to add. Sure hope you find this useful. CGreen2505@aol.com

    end








    James (Henry) Byars Deed Granville Co NC

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    James (Henry) Byars Deed Granville Co NC
    Posted by: Tim Byars Date: January 25, 2001 at 23:08:44 of 473


    I would like to share the following information from Marjorie Tucker. Marjorie was a Byars researcher over the past 20 + years. She passed from this life last year but wanted to share her work with other Byars
    researchers. I have included below her comments regarding the James Byars deed in Granville County, North Carolina (1757), and her transcription of that deed.

    From: MTucker211@aol.com
    Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 1999 5:28 PM
    To: tblife@bigfoot.com
    Subject: James Byars Deed

    Tim, I suppose you gave up on my transcribing the deed! It was very difficult, but I am satisfied with my results. I very much appreciate your scanning it for me. That helped a lot.

    I am attaching it as a file, but I have made comments that I will paste here. I would very much like to have copies of this deed sent to all serious Byars researchers. I consider this a very important new breakthrough. I welcome comments by others.

    Marjorie Stewart Tucker (1932-2000)

    COMMENTS

    The following is a copy of the abstract of the Granville Deed, which has appeared in print for many years - at least as early as 1944 in the Will Franke papers:

    Granville Co., NC, Book C, page 334 - Indenture Nov. 3, 1757 Nathaniel Henderson and wife, Parish St. John to James Byars of Hanover County, Va. 400 acres in County of Granville, Parish of St. John - Both sides of Michael's Creek along Haywood (?) line. Witness Wm Sims - Proven Dec. 6, 1757.

    There is a very important inaccuracy in this abstract. The location of the 400 acres is crucial to Byars research. It is a "parcel of land containing by estimation four hundred acres situate lying & being in the County of Granville & Parish of St. Johns & on both sides of Michael's Crook of Island Creek."

    Both Nathan Byars and William Byars took the State Oath of Allegiance Nov. 15, 1777, being of 77 persons in the Island Creek so doing. For some time I had been unsure of the identification of this William, because there was only one William who received a pension from the Rev. War from either North or South Carolina, and he was William, son of David Byars and Margaret Carson.

    I now believe the William of Island Creek, was the William who married Sarah Ann Doggett. I found a note in the Byars/Byers Family Enquirer, Vol. No. 1, March 1986, page 5 that there is a reference to William Byers being a Rev. Soldier in the DOGGETT FAMILY BOOK, Pub. 1894. This William has no DAR record, and did not receive a pension.

    Nathan Byars and William Byars were most likely brothers or cousins.

    It is important to find that James Byars bought land in the Island Creek area, but it is still unclear whether he ever lived there. Note that he paid for the 400 acres with Virginia currency, indicating he was living in Virginia at the time (1757). Note also that James and his wife, Rachel, of Hanover Co., VA, sold half of New Market Grist Mill Feb. 8, 1790, indicating that he was still living in Virginia then.

    The 400 acres bordered the land of Capt. Sherwood Haywood. His name was not clear in the abstract.

    Note: I still have not found that James' name was James Henry.


    Granville County, NC, Book C, pp. 334-335 November 3, 1757

    This Indenture made this third day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & fifty seven Between Nathaniel Henderson & his wife Patience in the County of Granville Carolina of His own part and James Byars in the County of Hanover in Virginia the other part Witnesseth that the said Nathaniel Henderson & Patience his wife for and in consideration of the sum of forty pounds Virginia Currency to them in hand by the said James Byars at or before the onsealing & delivery of the sd. presents the sd. script whereof they the sd. Nathl. Henderson & Patience his wife doth hereby acknowledge & thereof & of & from every part & parcel thereof doth acquit & discharge the said James Byars his heirs Exers. & Admrs. They the said Nathaniel Henderson & Patience his wife hath granted bargained & sold aliened (transferred) enfeoffed (made a gift of any corporeal hereditamints to another) released & confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain & sell alien enfeoff Release & Confirm unto the said James Byars and to his heirs & assigns forever one certain tract or parcel of land containing by estimation four hundred acres situate lying & being in the County of Granville & Parish of St. Johns & on both sides of Michaels Crook of Island Creek the same land being part of a greater quantity granted by Deeds to the said Nathaniel Henderson dated the fourteenth day of May 1757 and bounded as follows to wit Beginning at a Red Oak in a line of the said Nathl Henderson thence along Sherd Haywoods (Capt. Sherwood Haywood - his name is spelled in full in the deed preceding this one) line South 30 degrees West one hundred & fifty two poles to a Red Oak thence South one hundred fifty six poles to a Hicory thence East two hundred poles crossing the I Creek (Island Creek) to a Red Oak then North one hundred & four poles to a red oak then East ninety poles to a pine then North one hundred seventy three poles to a Red Oak then West two hundred & four poles to the beginning and all houses out houses edifices buildings trees woods underwoods waters water courses fences yards gardens feedings profits commodities advantages hereditaments & appurtenances whatsoever to the said tract or parcel of land belonging or in anywise appurtaining and the Reversion Remainder and Remainders Rents issues & profits of all & singular the said premises and of every part & parcel thereof and also all the Estate Right Title or claim whatsoever of them the said Nathaniel Henderson & Patience his wife of in or to the sd. premises above memtioned & every part thereof To have and to hold the said four hundred acres of land & premises above mentioned & every part & parcel thereof to the appurtenances unto the said James Byars his heirs & assigns to the only proper use and behoof of him the said James Byars his heirs & assigns forever and they the sd. Nathaniel Henderson & Patience his wife for themselves their heirs Exers & Admrs doth covenant & grant to and with the said James Byars his heirs & assigns forever against the claim challenge or demand of them the sd. Nathaniel Henderson & Patience his wife their heirs and all & every other person or persons shall & will warrant and forever defend by these presents.

    In Witness whereof they the sd. Nathaniel Henderson & Patience his wife hath hereunto set their hands and Seals the day and year first above written.

    Nathaniel Henderson (LS)
    Patience X Henderson (LS)

    Memorandum that on the day & year first within mentioned (can't read) & quiet possession and Livery of seizin (archaic phrase meaning an act of transferring physical possession of property) of the lands & premises within mentioned was conveyed & delivered by the within named Nathaniel Henderson & Patience his wife unto the within named James Byars to hold to him his heirs & assigns according to the purport bias intent & meaning of the within written Deed.

    In the presence of Nathaniel Henderson (LS)

    William Sims mark

    Patience X Henderson (LS)

    Received the day & year first within mentioned of the within named James Byars the sum of forty pounds Virginia Currency it being the consideration within mentioned to be by him paid.

    William Sims Nathaniel Henderson

    At a Court for Granville County 6th December 1757. Nathaniel Henderson acknowledged this Deed with the Livery of Seizin & the Receit thereon endorsed to be his Acts & deeds, previous to which, Patience, wife of the sd. Nathaniel Henderson, who being first privately examined according to Law by Samuel Henderson, Esqr. appointed for that purpose by the Court, relinquished her right of Dower in the Lands by this Deed conveyed all which on Motion were Ordered to be Register'd.

    end

    Truly Register'd. William Eaton, Public Registrar

    Will book- 8 Feb 1790

    James Byars of Hanover Co., and Rachel his wife to Pleasant Terrell; 1/2 of New Market Grist Mill on Little River and 2-1/2 acres of land loining said mill; the one half acre on the opposite side of the river from the mil and the other acre and 3/4 joining the mill house...Dossels line...Browns line...to the mill house there being about 1-3/4 acres in said line; further I give said Terrel liberty to build a Cay Dam on my land joining William Harris provided said Harris is willing for same to be built and logs to build said dam.

    end

    http://duplin.lostsoulsgenealogy.com/ncparishes.htm

    St. John’s Parish in Granville County In 1746, when Granville Co., N.C. was formed from Edgecombe, St. John's Parish was created, including all of Granville Co. In 1761, Granville Co. was divided into two parishes, the western part becoming Granville Parish and the eastern part remaining St. John's. In 1764, the whole of St. John's Parish, the eastern part of Granville Co., became Bute County and a small part of Northampton Go., N.C. was added to Bute, in 1766.

    end

    Military:
    provided supplies to the American Army...

    James married Margaret "Peggy" Gentry (Louisa County, Virginia). Margaret was born 0___ 1693, (Virginia); died Aft 1734, (Louisa County, Virginia). [Group Sheet]


  20. 83.  Margaret "Peggy" Gentry was born 0___ 1693, (Virginia); died Aft 1734, (Louisa County, Virginia).

    Notes:

    Probably connected to Nathan Gentry... http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Gentry-249

    Children:
    1. John Byars, Sr. was born 16 Mar 1734, Louisa County,Virginia Colony; died 23 Dec 1781, Louisa County, Virginia.
    2. James Byars was born 0___ 1740, (Hanover County, Virginia).
    3. 41. Sarah Byars was born 0___ 1742, Granville County, North Carolina; died Aft 1803, Rutherford County, North Carolina.
    4. Mourning Byars was born Abt 1755, St. Martin's Parish, Hanover County, Virginia; died 0___ 1791, Louisa County, Virginia.

  21. 88.  Evan Watkins was born ~ 1716 (son of Peter Watkins and Mary Griffith); died 0___ 1765, Frederick County, Virginia, a British Colony of America.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Evan "John" Watkins
    • Alt Birth: 0___ 1710, New Castle County, Delaware, a British Colony of America

    Notes:

    "... Evan Watkins who established Watkins Ferry on the Potomac River in Fredrick County, Virgina about 1738."

    Evan married Mary Catherine LNU Bef 1733. Mary was born ~ 1710, Virginia, British Colonies of North America; died 0May 1764, Frederick County, Virginia, a British Colony of America. [Group Sheet]


  22. 89.  Mary Catherine LNU was born ~ 1710, Virginia, British Colonies of North America; died 0May 1764, Frederick County, Virginia, a British Colony of America.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Mary Catherine Webb

    Children:
    1. Thomas Watkins was born (Frederick County, Virginia, a British Colony of America).
    2. Evan Watkins, Jr. was born (Frederick County, Virginia, a British Colony of America); died 0___ 1831, Henry County, Kentucky.
    3. David Watkins was born (Frederick County, Virginia, a British Colony of America).
    4. 44. Peter Watkins was born 0___ 1733, Frederick County, Virginia, a British Colony of America; died 0___ 1801, Rutherford County, North Carolina.
    5. Jean Watkins was born (Frederick County, Virginia, a British Colony of America).
    6. Ann Watkins was born (Frederick County, Virginia, a British Colony of America).
    7. Eleanor Watkins was born (Frederick County, Virginia, a British Colony of America).
    8. Sarah Watkins was born (Frederick County, Virginia, a British Colony of America).

  23. 92.  Earlier Byars Antecedents was born (Virginia); died (Virginia).

    Notes:

    The children listed are not necessarily siblings but are related according to DNA testing...Martha Byars

    Earlier married unnamed spouse(s) (Virginia). unnamed was born (Virginia); died (Virginia). [Group Sheet]


  24. 93.  unnamed spouse(s) was born (Virginia); died (Virginia).
    Children:
    1. William Byars was born Abt 1736, (Hanover County, Virginia); died 1794-1795, Burke County, North Carolina.
    2. James Byars was born 0___ 1740, Hanover County, Virginia; died 0___ 1823, Rutherford County, North Carolina.
    3. 46. Nathan Byars was born 0___ 1749, Granville County, North Carolina; died 15 Aug 1846, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried Cowpens National Battlefield, Chesnee, South Carolina.

  25. 94.  Burgess Harrelson was born 0___ 1718, Hanover County, Virginia (son of Peter Harralson and Mary Chambers); died 9 Oct 1772, Orange County, North Carolina.

    Notes:

    Twelve children... http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/f/u/e/Andrew-T-Fuentes/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0392.html

    Burgess married Elizabeth Gaines 0___ 1740, (Orange County) North Carolina. Elizabeth was born 0___ 1720, Hanover County, Virginia. [Group Sheet]


  26. 95.  Elizabeth Gaines was born 0___ 1720, Hanover County, Virginia.
    Children:
    1. Elijah Harrelson was born Abt 1742, (Hanover County, Virginia); died 1778, (Virginia).
    2. Ezekiel Harrelson was born Abt 1746, Hanover County, Virginia; died 0Sep 1779, Caswell County, North Carolina.
    3. Elisheba Harrelson was born Abt 1742, Hanover County, Virginia.
    4. 47. Drucilla Harrelson was born 0___ 1744, (New Hanover County, North Carolina); died 0___ 1816.
    5. Jemima Harrelson was born Abt 1750, Hanover County, Virginia; died Abt 1777.


Generation: 8

  1. 128.  John Macanas was born (1660-1670), (Fosdyke) Lincolnshire, England.

    Notes:

    Birth:
    Fosdyke is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Boston, Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 7 miles (11 km) south from Boston, just off the A17, and 2 miles (3.2 km) east from the junction of the A17 with the A16.

    source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fosdyke

    John — unnamed spouse. [Group Sheet]


  2. 129.  unnamed spouse
    Children:
    1. 64. Peregrine Mackness, Sr., The Immigrant was born ~ 1698, (Fosdyke) Lincolnshire, England; was christened 5 Apr 1698, Fosdyke, Lincolnshire, England; died 9 Jun 1763, (Prince George's County, Maryland).

  3. 132.  George Naylor, The Immigrant was born 0___ 1654, Yorkshire, England; died 11 Jun 1734, Charles County, Province of Maryland.

    Other Events:

    • Emigration: 0___ 1668, Prince Georges County, Maryland

    Notes:

    George Naylor, born 1654 in Yorkshire, England, immigrated to the British Colonies of North America in 1668 with the aid of Henry Cole of Calvert County, Maryland. Naylor and his wife, Elizabeth, had two sons, George Jr. (1686) and James (1688), and a daughter Elizabeth (1690).

    Following George Naylor’s death in 1734, his estate was divided amongst his wife and heirs. His wife was bequeathed "Stainland" and part of "Woodborough." Elizabeth Adams [nee Naylor], received 164 acres of land known as "Naylor’s Ridge." The owner of the tract where the Woodborough Boundary Stone is located following the death of Naylor and its subsequent ownership by the Watson family is unclear; the conveyance is not certain during this period.

    In May of 1698, Thomas Greenfield (Greenwell) sold 200,000 acres of land to George Naylor, which was to be known as "Naylors Purchase." Naylor also purchased a tract of land known as "Woodborough" from Greenfield.8 Other properties owned by Naylor in the vicinity were Stainland, Thatham (Tatham), and Naylor’s Range. Naylor purchased land adjacent to Woodborough, increasing its original dimensions. Local historian Franklin Robinson notes that the original patent was south of this stone, but with the addition of surrounding properties, the Naylor family owned land well past where the stone was located. At some point, instead of calling the tracts by their separate names, they were amalgamated as Woodborough.9 As such, the Woodborough Boundary Stone does not mark a boundary of the Woodborough tract at its largest during the ownership of George Naylor.

    George — Elizabeth LNU. [Group Sheet]


  4. 133.  Elizabeth LNU
    Children:
    1. 66. James Naylor was born 0___ 1688, Charles County, Province of Maryland; died 2 May 1769, Charles County, Province of Maryland.

  5. 134.  George Jones

    George — Susannah LNU. [Group Sheet]


  6. 135.  Susannah LNU
    Children:
    1. 67. Ann Jones was born 0___ 1690, (Charles County, Province of Maryland).

  7. 138.  Robert (Ezra) Cate, Jr. was born 0___ 1700, Henrico County, Virginia (son of Robert Ezra Cate, The Immigrant and Mary Ann Randall); died 0Feb 1767, Orange County, North Carolina.

    Robert married Elizabeth Wyatt (Colony of Virginia). Elizabeth (daughter of Edward Wyatt, Sr. and Frances (Sikes)) was born 0___ 1712, Henrico County, Virginia; died 5 Nov 1765, Orange County, North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  8. 139.  Elizabeth Wyatt was born 0___ 1712, Henrico County, Virginia (daughter of Edward Wyatt, Sr. and Frances (Sikes)); died 5 Nov 1765, Orange County, North Carolina.

    Notes:

    http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?cate::wyatt::3166.html

    Re: Nicholas Wyatt, 1600's, VA

    Posted by: Jeanne Hull
    Date: September 24, 2001 at 18:18:28

    In Reply to: Re: Nicholas Wyatt, 1600's, VA by Charlotte Redden
    of 4458

    CAPT. EDWARD WYATT, DIED after 3 Jun 1725, PRINCE GEORGE CO., VA. His name was given me as the father of Elizabeth Wyatt. His father's name was given as Nicholas Wyatt. I have been told that she married Capt. Robert Ezra Cate, Jr. Can you tell me anything about Elizabeth?

    Children:
    1. 70. Thomas "Road Tom" Cate was born 0___ 1724, Orange County, North Carolina; died 9 Jan 1818, Newberry County, South Carolina.
    2. 69. Sarah Elizabeth "Elizabeth" Cate was born 0___ 1725, Prince County, Virginia; died 0___ 1783, Shelby, Cleveland County, North Carolina.

  9. 142.  Aaron Fussell, Sr. was born Abt 1712, Saint Peters Parrish, New Kent County, Virginia (son of Thomas Fussell and Sarah LNU); died 20 Aug 1776, Warren County, North Carolina; was buried Warren County, North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Probate: 0Jul 1783, Warren County, North Carolina

    Notes:

    BIRTH: Copy of Will of Thomas FUSSELL. Made 4 Jun 1735. Parish of Cartec, NC

    MARRIAGE-DEATH: Will of Aaron FUSSELL, Sr. of Bute Co. NC 20 Aug. 1776; Probated Warren Co. July Ct. 1783.

    Land Patents in Bertie Co. NC Oct 1735. Patents indicate already had land in Bertie Co.

    Signer of Granville Co. Petition 1746.

    DEED:Aaron, Sr. & wife, Elizabeth, to Aaron, Jr., 100 A. for 20 pds. VA. money, on NS Sandy Creek in Bute Co. 6 Aug 1774.

    DEED:Aaron, Sr. to Wm., both of Warren Co., 100 A. for 30 pds. current money, on NS Sandy Creek. 9 May 1783. Deed registered 13 Oct 1785. Microfilm LDS #0020069, North Carolina Records of Deeds, Vol. 8, 1783-1787. NC Archives MF.

    30 May 2007:

    http://genforum.genealogy.com/fussell/messages/15.html

    Aaron is the son of Thomas Fussell, b 13 Jan 1676, m ca1696 to Sarah ----. He died in 1735, Cartee Parrish, NC. His children listed in his will are:

    Elizabeth (m. Gilbert Weaver)
    Mary (m. John Rainwater)
    Martha (m.John Arnal /Arnold)
    Ann
    Sarah
    Aaron M. Elizabeth

    Aaron Fussell's will was signed 24 August 1776 in Bute Co, NC and probated in Warren Co, NC July Court, 1783

    Children listed were:

    Thomas Fussell
    Elizabeth Cate
    Ann Wooten
    Jean Strother
    Aaron Fussell
    Lucy Floyd
    Moses Fussell
    William Fussell

    Aaron, Jr. died in Warren Co, NC in 1812 and William died in Rankin Co, MS 21 Sep 1836. He was a Revolutionary War soldier.

    I have other information that I have gathered over the years and will be glad to see if I have other items that might be of interest.

    Catherine

    Aaron — Elizabeth (Bagley). Elizabeth was born Abt 1714, Commonwealth of Virginia; died Aft 1789, Waynesboro, Burke County, Georgia; was buried Waynesboro, Burke County, Georgia. [Group Sheet]


  10. 143.  Elizabeth (Bagley) was born Abt 1714, Commonwealth of Virginia; died Aft 1789, Waynesboro, Burke County, Georgia; was buried Waynesboro, Burke County, Georgia.

    Notes:

    MARRIAGE:Will of Aaron FUSSELL, Sr. of Bute Co. 20 Aug. 1776; Probated Warren Co. July Ct. 1783.

    DEED:Aaron, Sr. & wife, Elizabeth, to Aaron, Jr., all of Bute Co. 100 A. for 20 pds. VA. money, on NS Sandy Creek in Bute Co., NC, 6 Aug 1774. Transcript of Microfilm Copy of Deed from Warren Co. Court Record.

    DEED:Aaron, Sr. to Wm., both of Warren Co., NC 100 A. for 30 pds. current money, on NS Sandy Creek. 9 May 1783. Deed registered 13 Oct 1785. Transcript of Microfilm Copy of Deed from Warren Co. Court Record.

    DEED:Elizabeth Fussell of Warren Co., NC & Wm. Fussell of Buck(Burke) Co. GA., for 50 pds. specie her dower right in 200 A. NS Sandy Creek on which Aaron Fussell formerly lived and Aaron, Jr. now lives. 18 Oct 1785. Transcript of Microfilm Copy of Deed from Warren Co. Court Record.

    DEATH:"Index to Headright & Bounty Grants of Ga. 1756-1909. Ga. Gen. Soc.
    Reprint.
    Fussel, Eliz., Burke Co., Bk. SSS, Page 648, 200 A., 1789

    Suspect surname was BAGLEY but have no proof. The Bagley name associated with Fussell on documents.

    Children:
    1. 71. Elizabeth Ann Fussell was born Abt 1736, Bertie County, North Carolina; died Bef 1800, Orange County, North Carolina.

  11. 144.  Joseph C. Cantrell was born 29 Dec 1695, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (son of Richard L. Cantrell, II and Dorothy Jane Jones); died 0___ 1738, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware; was buried Gloria Dei Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

    Other Events:

    • Burial: Old Swedes Churchyard, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware
    • Alt Death: 0___ 1755, Orange County, North Carolina

    Notes:

    http://www.dmitchelljones.org/index.html

    JOSEPH2 CANTRELL, (Richard1),

    b abt 1695 Philadelphia, PA m Catharina _____. Joseph is named as a grandson in the will of Jane Jones, written in 1730. He apparently grew up in Philadelphia, and moved when a young man to what is now Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, about 20 miles down the Delaware River from Philadelphia. This area had been settled by the Swedes, including some Finns, in 1638, and they had established there the Holy Trinity Church, known in later years as "Old Swedes Church.".

    The present structure was built in 1698 and is still in use today. It was Swedish Lutheran until 1791, when the last Swedish pastor departed and jurisdiction was transferred to the Protestant Episcopal Church. Joseph married probably married about 1718, his wife was named Catharina. Susan Christie in 1908 thought that Catharina was probably a descendant of one of the old Swedish families, and I tend to agree with that conclusion. Some researchers have thought that Joseph's wife was Catherine Heath, but I have seen no record or evidence to support that idea.

    Joseph Cantrell and his wife were attending Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church by 1720, and three of their children were baptized there between 1720 and 1726. Joseph and his family probably lived in the Wilmington area of Delaware until the 1730's. They are said to have been in Orange Co., Virginia, in 1738, and possibly lived there until about 1750.

    At that time the proprietor of the Granville District in North Carolina was opening that area for settlement and offering good land at low prices. Many families traveled down the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia into North Carolina, and Joseph Cantrell and several of his children were apparently among those who made this journey. No will or estate settlement for Joseph Cantrell has been found in Delaware or in North Carolina, but he is thought to have died in North Carolina.

    The 1755 tax list of Orange Co., North Carolina, shows Joseph's son John Cantrell with two taxable white males. Since John's sons were under 12 years old, it seems likely that joseph Cantrell was the other male, and that he was living with his son John at that time. Joseph probably died in the 1760's, but no record has been found of his death. Joseph and Catharina are thought to have had ten or more children.

    end of comment

    From material prepared by Eddy and Glenda Harrel - Reference attributed to "Early Families of the North Carolina Counties of Rockingham and Stokes with Revolutionary Service", compiled and published by members of James Hunter Chapter, National Society, Daughter of American Revolution of Madison, North Carolina, published 1977:

    Joseph spent his early boyhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Joseph and Catharina lived in New Castle County, Pennsylvania on or near the site of the present city of Wilmington, Delaware, and were attendants at Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church before 1720. Their first three children were baptised at the old historical church, known as Old Swedes, which is one of the oldest and quaintest churches in this country.

    Joseph was probably a farmer in these lower counties of Pennsylvania, which later became part of Delaware. A published work of the wills in the county of New Castle fails to reveal a will of Joseph or Catharina. It is possible that Joseph accompanied some of the sons on the move south to North Carolina. In 1752 and 1753, son John was taxed for two white polls in Orange County, North Carolina. One may have been his father. A complete list of the children of John and Catharina has never been found. The nine children listed were compiled from family records and the court and county records of Orange County North Carolina. The sixth child (a female, name unknown) was born about 1722.

    Christina Parish was mostly situated on both sides of Christina Creek, partly on both sides of Brandywine Creek in New Castle County and in the Hundreds of New Castle, Christina and Brandywine. It stretched two Swedish miles in length, and one in breadth. The most remote families of the parish were not more than six and a half English miles distance from the church. The city of Wilmington is built on the Swedish "church land" and the charter for the town was granted on 1735. At the time Joseph Cantril went there, it was known as Christina.

    Many of the earliest records of this locality have been lost, or destroyed, and at best are very incomplete. There is evidence, however, from the scattered records in New Castle County today, that descendents of Richard Cantril lived there from before 1720 until 1797, though the majority moved south during this period.

    A published work of the wills and probates of New Castle County during the period of Joseph's residence there fails to reveal his will or probate. As he was a man in his 50s when his sons moved south to Carolina, it can be assumed that he made the move with his sons. In the tax list submitted to the Orange County Court, North Carolina for the year 1754, his son John's household listed two taxable white males. As John's sons were under 16 years of age, it can be assumed that one of these was his father, Joseph.

    •******Virginia Young***********

    JOSEPH CANTRELL WAS BORN ABOUT 1695 IN PHILADELPHIA, PA. HE MARRIED CATHERINE HEATH ABOUT 1718. A COMPLETE LIST OF THE CHILDREN OF JOSEPH AND CATHERINE HAS NEVER BEEN LOCATED. ONE DAUGHTER MAY HAVE BEEN SARAH, WHO WAS THE WIFE OF LAWRENCE BANKSTON. FOR OVER 60 YEARS THE CANTRELL AND BANKSTON FAMILIES MIGRATED AND SETTLED TOGETHER. LAWRENCE BANKSTON STATED IN A COURT CASE IN 1807, THAT HE HAD KNOWN ISAAC CANTRELL FOR OVER 50 YEARS. THE FOLLOWING LIST IS COMPILED FROM THE BAPTISMAL LIST, THE LIST PROVIDED BY THE FAMILY GENEALOGIST IN 1907 AND FROM THE COUNTY RECORDS IN ORANGE COUNTY, NC.:

    1. HANNAH CANTRELL-BORN 20 MARCH 1720 IN PA. AND BAPTIZED 25, APRIL 1720 2. DAUGHTER BORN ABT. 1722. 3. JOHN CANTRELL 4. JOSEPH CANTRELL 5. ZEBULON CANTRELL 6. ISAAC CANTRELL 7. JAMES CANTRELL 8. BENJAMIN CANTRELL-BORN ABT. 1733 IN ORANGE CO. 9. STEPHEN CANTRELL-BORN ABT. 1735 IN ORANGE CO. VA.

    **********Judia Kemper Terry******************

    Joseph Cantrill was born about 1695 in Philadelphia, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania. He died in New Castle, Pennsylvania. He was buried in possibly Orange County, North Carolina. "Joseph Cantrill was born about 1695 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and spent his early boyhood in that city. Married Catharina _______. They were living in New Castle County, Pennsylvania, on or near the site of the present city of Wilmington, Delaware, and were attendants at Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church before 1720. It is probable that Catharina was a daughter of one of the Old Swedes, first settlers of this section, but we could not verify this. Their first three children were baptized at the old historic church still used and known as Old Swedes, which is one of the oldest and quaintest churches in this country.

    "Christina parish was mostly situated on both sides of Christina Creek, partly on both sides of Brandywine Creek in New Castle County, and in the Hundreds of New Castle, Christina and Brandywine. It stretched two Swedish miles distant from the church. The city of Willmington is built on the Swedish "church land" and the charter for the town was granted in 1735. At the time Joseph Cantrill went there it was known as Christina.

    "Many of the earliest records of this locality have been lost, or destroyed, and at best are very incomplete. There is evidence, however, from the scattered records in New Castle County today, that descendants of Richard Cantrill lived there from before 1720 until 1797, though the majority moved south during this period. Children: Hannah, born March 20, 1720; baptised April 25, 1720, at Old Swedes; John; Joseph; Zebulon; Isaac; a daughter (name unknown." (THE CANTRILL - CANTRELL GENEALOGY, 1908, by Susan Cantrill Christie, page 7.)

    "Joseph Cantrill, son of Richard, was born about 1695 in Philadelphia, PA., where he probably spent his boyhood years and moved south to the lower counties of PA. after reaching manhood. He married Catherine Heath about 1718. She was a daughter of John and Hannah Haines Heath. John Heath was a grandson of Thomas Heath who came to America from England in 1635 on the ship, SAFETY, landing in VA. and who later moved north to the lower counties, which later became part of Delaware. Joseph was probably a farmer in New Castle county.

    We know that they were attending Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church in Wilmington as three of their children were baptized at this oldest and quaintest church in the nation.

    Christina Parish was mostly situated on both sides of Christina Creek and partly on both sides of Brandywine Creek in New Castle county.

    The most remote families were not more than six and one half miles from the church. Wilmington was first known as Christina and was built on Swedish "Churchland", and the charter was granted in 1735. Most of the records of the area have been lost, but we do know that descendants of Richard were living in the area from 1720-1787, though the majority had moved south to Virginia and the Carolinas. A published work of the wills and probates in New Castle county, does not contain any record of Joseph or Catherine. It can be assumed that they had made the trip south.

    In the tax list submitted to the Orange County Court for the year of 1754, son, John was listed as having two taxable white males. As John's sons were under 10 years of age, the possibility exists that this other was for his father. A complete list of the children has never been found, but the following was compiled from the family genealogist and from county court records of Orange County, North Carolina."

    (Carolyn Sue Mitchell Bouska, 15001 Quail Drive, Balch Springs, Texas 75180-2447; tele: 214-557-5532, 1993 - 1995, as per "The Cantrill-Cantrell Genealogy, A record of the descendants of Richard Cantrill, who was a resident of Philadelphia prior to 1689, and of earlier Cantrills in England and America," by Susan Cantrill Christie, later revised and published again by J. R. and Jackie Cantrell, further revised and published in 1973 by Joseph Caten.)

    "Joseph Cantrell was born abaout 1695 in Phildelphia, PA.. He spent his early childhood in that city. His parents may have moved to the lower counties of PA. soon after 1700. He married Catherine Heath ca 1718. According to one genealogist, she was a daughter of John and Hannah Heath. So far, research has not been located to substantiate. We do know that her christian name was Catherine from the baptismal records at the Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) church at Wilmnington, Delaware. One researcher has stated that she was a great granddaughter of Thomas Heath who came to America in 1635 on the ship "SAFETY" landing in VA. and later moving north and finally settling near New Castle, PA. (later Delaware).

    From the Holy Trinity records of 1697 to 1773, which were translated from the Swedish to English in 1890, we find that Joseph and Catherine had three children baptized there in the 1720's.

    They were Hannah, John and Joseph.

    Christina Parish was mostly situated on both sides of Christina Creek, partly on both sides of Brandywine Creek in New Castle County, Pa. and in the Hundreds of New Castle, Christina and Brandywine. It stretched two Swedish miles in length and one in breadth. The most remote families of the parish were not more than six and one half English miles distant from the church.

    The city of Wilmington is built on the Swedish "churchland" and the charter for the town was granted in 1735. At the time, Joseph lived there it was known as Christina. Most of the earliest records of this locality have been lost or destroyed and at the best are very incomplete. There is evidence, however, from some of the scattered records in New Castle Co., that possible descendants of Richard Cantrill lived in the area from 1720 to 1787, although the majority had moved south during this period. There is a published work of the wills and probates of New Castle Co., during the period of Joseph's residence, but it fails to reveal evidence of Richard or Dorothy's death.

    From the records of the western part of VA. we know that in 1738, Joseph and his brother, Zebulon were in Orange County, VA.. A Rev. William William, an early Presbyterian minister filed suit for libel against dozens of the settlers in the Valley. The list of defendents encluded Zebulon Cantrel and Joseph Cantrel. We know that son, John was in Orange County, NC.

    in 1754, when the tax list for that year was submitted by the sheriff, and that the list had two taxable white males. John's oldest son was too young to have been taxed so the other one may have been for Joseph. A complete list of the children of Joseph and Catherine has never been located. One daughter may have been Sarah, who was the wife of Lawrence Bankston. For over 60 years the Cantrell and Bankston families migrated and settled together. Lawrence Bankston stated in a court case in 1807 that he had known Isaac Cantrell for over 50 years.

    The following list is compiled from the baptismal list, the list provided by the family genealogist in 1907 and from the county records in Orange County, North Carolina."

    (Carolyn Sue Mitchell Bouska, 15001 Quail Drive, Balch Springs, Texas 75180-2447; tele: 214-557-5532, 1993 - 1995, as per Warren G. Cantrell, 1913 Willowbend, Killeen, Texas 76543.) He was married to Catherina Heath about 1718 in Holy Trinity Ch., New Castle, DE.



    It is probable that Catherine was the daughter of one of the Old Swedes, first settlers of the section.

    Her first three children were baptised in the Old Swedes Chruch. At this time the old location was called Christiana.

    {Warren G. Cantrell STRONGLY DISAGREES that Catherine is a daughter of John & Hannah. There were five Heath families in the Philadelphia area. Why would he marry a girl from MA which was so far away....9/2/1995/DAH}

    end of comments

    Will get back to you on this when I have time.

    Joyce

    On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 8:27 AM, info@classroomfurniture.com wrote:
    Hello Joyce.
    You are citing:


    Is this correct? Did you see the gravesite yourself? Please advise as there are many conflicting burial sites for Joseph.

    end of query - no response

    Birth: 1695
    Philadelphia
    Philadelphia County
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Death: 1755
    Orange County
    North Carolina, USA

    Joseph Cantrell was born about 1695 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and after reaching manhood moved to the “lower counties of Pennsylvania” that later became the state of Delaware. He married Catharina (surname unknown) about 1718, and they were living in New Castle County, Pennsylvania, near the present city of Wilmington, Delaware, and before 1720, were attendants at Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church. Catharina was probably the daughter of one of the original Old Swedes families who first settled on the Swedish “church land.” From the Holy Trinity records of 1697 to 1773, which were translated from Swedish to English in 1890, we find that Joseph and Catharina had three children baptized there in the 1720s. They were Hannah, John and Joseph.

    At the time Joseph Cantrell settled there, the town was known as Christina, which was mostly situated on both sides of Christina Creek, partly on both sides of Brandywine Creek in New Castle County, and in the Hundreds of New Castle, Christina and Brandywine. The most remote families of the parish were not more than six and a half miles from the church. The city of Wilmington, Delaware was built on Swedish “church land.” The charter for the town was granted in 1735.

    There aren’t any further records of Joseph or Catharina in the remaining records of Delaware, but from the records of Jefferson County, West Virginia, we know that in 1738, Joseph and his brother, Zebulon, were involved in a lawsuit in Orange County, Virginia. The libel suit brought against 54 defendants for “signing a scandalous paper reflecting on the Complaintiff” by Rev. William Williams (Presbyterian) occurred on July 27, 1738. It was filed at the Orange County, Virginia courthouse. Both Joseph and Zebulon were listed as "other defendants." The events that were described in the suit probably happened somewhere between Winchester, Virginia and what is now Martinsburg, West Virginia, which is where the Rev. Williams lived.

    While living in New Castle County, Joseph's son, Isaac Cantrell, became associated with the Welsh Tract Baptist Church located at the foot of Iron Hill, in Pencader Hundred. It is the oldest Primitive Baptist church in America, and Isaac was probably licensed to preach by this group. As the Church was composed of Welsh People, the preaching for about one hundred years was in the Welsh language. Isaac’s mother, Catharina, was more than likely of Swedish parentage, but we know for certain that his grandmother, Dorothy Jones, was born in Wales. The Welsh language is not just a dialect of English; it is a language with an older pedigree, and a distinct one. Isaac Cantrell would have to have been fluent in the Welsh language to have been a member of this church in the 1700s.

    A record of Isaac’s brother Zebulon being a witness to the will of Thomas Edmond on July 21, 1758, is among the Welsh Tract Baptist Church records, and lends further evidence that the Cantrells were early members of this church.

    About 1747, many of the Cantrells as well as allied families joined a large caravan in the movement southward. They moved along the Great Wagon Road down through the Great Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Within view to the west of the Valley rose the Alleghenies and to the east were the Blue Ridge Mountains. From Roanoke, the Wagon Road went through the Staunton Gap and on south to the Piedmont Plateau of the Carolinas. They settled in the "Land of Eden" Granville County, North Carolina, which became Orange County in September 1752. Later, in 1785, this part of Orange County became Rockingham County.

    In the tax list submitted to the Orange County Court for the year of 1754, John Cantrell was listed as having two taxable white males. It is possible that one of the males may have been his father Joseph. Isaac received a land grant for 202 acres of land in Orange County on November 13, 1756. Isaac sold this land to his brother John on 13 Mar 1759.

    I have created this memorial in honor and memory of Joseph and his descendants at Old Swedes Church where he was a member and several of his children were baptized. He was my husband's 5th great grandfather.

    CHILDREN:

    *James Cantrell (b. 1719 New Castle Co., DE; d. TN. James Cantrell settled in Southern Tennessee and owned the farm where the Battle of Shiloh was fought during the Civil War.

    * Hannah Cantrell (b. 20 Mar 1720 Christina, New Castle, DE)

    * John Cantrell (b. 6 Oct 1724 New Castle, DE; d. 11 Feb 1803 Spartanburg Co., SC) m. abt 1743 in Newcastle, DE, Rachel Brittain (b. 1725 New Castle Co., DE; d. abt 1769 Rockingham Co., NC) They had 17 children. John married secondly, Jane ___, and they had 6 children.

    *Joseph Cantrell (b. Jun 1726 Wilmington, New Castle Co., DE; d. Jan 1804 Caswell Co., NC) m. Jemima Mitchell.

    *Zebulon Cantrell (b. abt 1728 New Castle Co., DE; d. 1765 Orange Co., NC) m. Mary Montgomery.

    *Isaac Cantrell (b. abt. 1729 New Castle Co., DE; d. 23 Aug 1805 Spartanburg Co., SC) m. Talitha Cloud about 1750 in Rockingham Co., NC, Elizabeth ___ about 1769 in Rockingham Co., NC, and Mary Linder about 1773 in Rockingham Co., NC.



    Family links:
    Parents:
    Richard Cantrell (1660 - 1753)
    Dorothy Jones Cantrell (1672 - 1730)

    Spouse:
    Catherine Cantrell (1697 - 1755)*

    Children:
    Hannah Cantrell (1720 - ____)*
    John Cantrell (1724 - 1803)*
    Joseph Cantrell (1726 - 1804)*
    Zebulon Cantrell (1728 - 1765)*
    Isaac Cantrell (1729 - 1805)*

    Sibling:
    Mary Cantril (1694 - 1695)*
    Joseph Cantrell (1695 - 1755)

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    Old Swedes Churchyard
    Wilmington
    New Castle County
    Delaware, USA

    Created by: jcq
    Record added: Feb 24, 2012
    Find A Grave Memorial# 85625396

    end of biography

    Buried:
    Click this link to view more images, history & map of Gloria Dei Church ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloria_Dei_%28Old_Swedes%27%29_Church

    Joseph married Catherine LNU 0___ 1718, New Castle County, Delaware. Catherine was born 27 May 1697, Haverhill, Massachusetts; died 30 Aug 1755, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware; was buried Gloria Dei Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. [Group Sheet]


  12. 145.  Catherine LNU was born 27 May 1697, Haverhill, Massachusetts; died 30 Aug 1755, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware; was buried Gloria Dei Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

    Other Events:

    • Burial: Old Swedes Churchyard, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware
    • Also Known As: Catherina
    • Death: ~ 1734, New Castle County, Delaware

    Notes:

    Mailing-List: archive/latest/50
    Loop: CANTRELL-L@rootsweb.com
    Precedence: list
    Resent-Sender: CANTRELL-L-request@rootsweb.com
    Lynn.

    For Lord's sake take the Hannah Haynes junk out of your file. That was a rumor that I started 25 years ago and have lived to regret. John "Snow Shoe" and Hannah Hanes Heath did not have, I repeat. Did not have a daughter Catherine among their 10 or 12 children.

    Warren G. Cantrell
    Family Historian
    1913 Willowbend Dr.
    Killeen,. TX 76543
    (254) 699-2143

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    Loop: CANTRELL-L@rootsweb.com
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    Diane,

    Please, please remove all information from your files that Catherine was a daughter of John "Snow Shoe" and Hannah Haynes Heath. That was a ruor that I started 25 years ago and have long regretted. John and hannah did not and I repeat did not have a dau. named Catherine. Futher there is not proof that Catherine was a Heath. That was a rumor that Nobel Bethel started in 1928.
    His opinion was based on the 1747 will of John Heath that named a cousin, Alice Cantrell as an heir. john and Hanah Haynes Heath never left MA or Conn.

    Warren G. Cantrell
    1913 Willowbend Dr.
    Killeen TX 76543
    (254) 699-2143

    end of comments

    "It is probable that Catherine was the daughter of one of the Old Swedes, first settlers of the section. Her first three children were baptized in the Old Swedes Church. At this time the location was called Christiana. Several of Richard Cantrill's descendents lived there between 1720-1797."

    Warren G. Cantrell STRONGLY DISAGREES that Catherine is daughter of John & Hannah Haines Heath. Warren notes that there were five HEATH families in the Philadelphia area and posits, "Why would he marry a girl from MA which was so far away"...2 Sep 1995.

    It is interesting to note that her first child, a girl, was named, "Hannah" (after her mother?) and her second child, a son, named, "John" (after her father?)

    end of comment

    Proposed Change: Joseph C. Cantrell (I3944)
    Tree: The Hennessee Family
    Link:

    Description: Although possible, it is unlikely that Joseph C Cantrell's wife, Catherine Heath Cantrell, and mother, Dorothy Jones Cantrell, died on the same day. Suspect someone has picked up the wrong date for one or the other of these two ladies.

    Charline Rambaud
    cjunemc@gmail.com

    end of note

    Birth: May 27, 1697
    Haverhill
    Essex County
    Massachusetts, USA
    Death: Aug. 30, 1755
    Wilmington
    New Castle County
    Delaware, USA


    Family links:
    Spouse:
    Joseph Cantrell (1695 - 1755)

    Children:
    Hannah Cantrell (1720 - ____)*
    John Cantrell (1724 - 1803)*
    Joseph Cantrell (1726 - 1804)*
    Zebulon Cantrell (1728 - 1765)*
    Isaac Cantrell (1729 - 1805)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    Old Swedes Churchyard
    Wilmington
    New Castle County
    Delaware, USA

    Created by: jcq
    Record added: Feb 24, 2012
    Find A Grave Memorial# 85625453

    Buried:
    Click this link to view more images, history & map of Gloria Dei Church ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloria_Dei_%28Old_Swedes%27%29_Church

    Children:
    1. James Cantrell was born 0___ 1719, New Castle County, Delaware; died Tennessee.
    2. Hannah Cantrell was born 20 Mar 1720, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    3. 72. John Cantrell, Sr. was born 6 Oct 1724, New Castle County, Delaware; died 0Feb 1803, Spartanburg, South Carolina; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    4. Joseph Cantrell was born June 1726, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; died 0Jan 1804, Caswell County, North Carolina.
    5. Daughter Cantrell
    6. Zebulon Cantrell was born 0___ 1728, Wilmington, Delaware; died 0___ 1760, Frederick County, Virginia.
    7. 78. Isaac Thornton Cantrell was born 27 Jan 1729, New Castle County, Delaware; died 23 Aug 1805, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesnee, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
    8. Benjamin Cantrell was born C. 1733, New Castle County, Delaware.
    9. Stephen Cantrell was born C. 1735, New Castle County, Delaware; was buried 1777-1783, Wilkes County, Georgia.

  13. 146.  John Brittain was born 0___ 1694, New Castle County, Delaware; died 31 May 1756, Southboro, Worchester County, Massachusetts.

    John married Elizabeth LNU 0___ 1716, Marlboro, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  14. 147.  Elizabeth LNU
    Children:
    1. 73. Hannah Jane Brittain was born 0___ 1725, New Castle County, Delaware; died 0___ 1769, Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina.

  15. 148.  Samuel Watson was born 13 Jan 1684, Carow, Ireland; died > 1761, Ireland.

    Samuel married unnamed spouse (Ireland). unnamed was born (Ireland); died (Ireland). [Group Sheet]


  16. 149.  unnamed spouse was born (Ireland); died (Ireland).
    Children:
    1. 74. Samuel Watson was born 0___ 1715, Craven County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1790, North Carolina.

  17. 152.  John Bethell, Jr. was born ~ 1678, (Pennsylvania) (son of John Bethell, Sr. and Frances Bonsall); died 0___ 1725, (Pennsylvania).

    John married Rose Smith 24 Apr 1701, (Virginia). Rose (daughter of William Smith and Mary LNU) was born 14 Dec 1680, Darby, Chester County, Pennsylvania. [Group Sheet]


  18. 153.  Rose Smith was born 14 Dec 1680, Darby, Chester County, Pennsylvania (daughter of William Smith and Mary LNU).
    Children:
    1. 76. William Bethell was born 1 Sep 1708, (Stafford County, Virginia); died 24 Feb 1756, Stafford County, Virginia.

  19. 154.  Ebenezer Hurst

    Ebenezer — Amy Campbell. [Group Sheet]


  20. 155.  Amy Campbell
    Children:
    1. 77. Jean Hurst was born ~ 1728, Frederick County, Virginia; died POST 1756, Frederick County, Virginia.

  21. 158.  Jeremiah Cloud, The Immigrant was born 7 Feb 1657, Calne, Wiltshire, England (son of William Cloud, The Immigrant and Susanna James); died 2 Dec 1717, Neehman's Creek, Rockland Manor, New Castle County, Delaware.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Cordwainer
    • Religion: Quaker

    Notes:

    He was a Cordwainer (a rope maker) and worked with leather. He lived in Concord Twp, Chester, Penn. His father willed him 200 acres of purchased land. He was overseer in trust over will. His father gave him 2 100 acre land patents of land on Naman's Creek, Philadelphia, Pen. on 12 Mar 1691-2. He was granted 500 acres more. Was aboard the Ship UNICORN in 1682.
    -
    Pennsylvania Wills, 1682-1834
    CLOUD, JEREMIAH. E. Marlborough, yeoman.
    February 19, 1747/8. February 26, 1747/8. B. 245.
    Provides for wife Anne. To son William the plantation where he now dwells being by estimation 200 acres where my son Joel formerly dwelt. To son Jeremiah the plantation whereon I dwell containing 230 acres. To son Mordecai that tract of land my father gave to my brother Daniel near Chichester. To grandson Joel that settlement on which his father dwelt by estimate 100 acres. To daughter in law Hester Cloud the profits of said land for the bringing up of the children, viz David, Daniel and Joel till they are 14. To son in law Thomas Underwood 1 shilling. To granddaughter Lydia Underwood ¹10 at 18. Mentions apprentice Abraham Johnston.
    Executor: son Jeremiah and Daniel Baily and Joseph Davis, assistants.
    Testator died before he could sign the will. Witnessed by John Cloud,
    Geo. Baily.
    A Calendar of Delaware Wills New Castle County, Probate 21 December 1717 C:118

    Religion:
    History of the Quakers. The Religious Society of Friends began as a movement in England in the mid 17th century in Lancashire.

    Members are informally known as Quakers, as they were said "to tremble in the way of the Lord".

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Quakers

    Jeremiah married Elizabeth Ann Bailey 10 Jul 1685, Concord, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Elizabeth was born cir 1667, Calne, Wiltshire, England; died 1717-1750, Concord, Chester County, Pennsylvania. [Group Sheet]


  22. 159.  Elizabeth Ann Bailey was born cir 1667, Calne, Wiltshire, England; died 1717-1750, Concord, Chester County, Pennsylvania.
    Children:
    1. 79. Talitha Cloud was born 0Sep 1731, New Castle County, Delaware; died 0___ 1768, Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina; was buried Wolf Island Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina.

  23. 160.  John Webb was born 0___ 1664, New Kent County, Virginia (son of William Webb and unnamed spouse); died 6 Jul 1726, Henrico County, Virginia.

    John married Sarah Cocke 0___ 1680, New Kent County, Virginia. [Group Sheet]


  24. 161.  Sarah Cocke
    Children:
    1. 80. William Webb was born 0___ 1694, New Kent County, Virginia.

  25. 164.  John Byars was born 0___ 1675, King and Queen County, Virginia; died Aft 1749, Lunenburg County, Virginia, British Colonies of North America.

    Other Events:

    • Alt Birth: ~ 1675, (England)
    • Will: 18 Jan 1734, Hanover County, Virginia
    • Residence: 0___ 1748, Lunenburg County, Virginia, British Colonies of North America
    • Residence: 0___ 1749, Lunenburg County, Virginia, British Colonies of North America

    Notes:

    27 Feb 2013 Follow-up and 15 years later...

    Found on WikiTree, John BYARS, born 1612, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, lists three more BYARS generations. Very likely that this is an early progenitor... http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Byars-36

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: David Hennessee
    To: Margie Tucker
    Sent: Thursday, March 19, 1998 11:13 AM
    Subject: John BYERS

    Cuz - Was searching through County Durham,England Marriages 1575-1837 confirming a DURHAM line of mine and ran across:

    "21 Apr 1694 John Byers + Jane Kirton". There are no further references to BYERS/BYARS. Many "Johns" appear in progeny of James Henry. Through serendipity I think I've found a possible clue. What do you think? Could this "John Byers" be our "John Byars'" antecedent?

    *

    more...

    From: MTucker211
    To: schoolstuff@worldnet.att.net
    Subject: Re: BYARS
    Date: Tuesday, March 31, 1998 11:35 PM

    Cuz, I found a page sent to me years ago by Faye Robbins. This is what has led Byars researches to believe that it constitues proof. A note at the top of this page she writes that she never tried to prove it. I need to xerox it and send to you. I have a fax modem but don't know how to use it, so I am typing it..

    John Byars m. ______?

    Children: (2)

    1. James Henry Byars b. ca. 1713
    wed (1) Peggy Gentry
    (2) Rachel Mathews

    2. Jonas Byars b. ca 1718

    According to THE VESTRY BOOK, ST. PAUL'S PARISH, Hanover County, Virginia, pages 130 and 183 that John Byars was living in New Kent Co., VA on Sept. 24, 1708. That he resided in St. Paul's Parish before 1734 was living in St. Martin's Parish on Feb. 8, 1734.
    ________________________

    (1) JAMES HENRY BYARS

    James Henry Byars, m. , (1) Peggy Gentry

    Born: ca. 1713

    Died: ca. 1792

    Children:- (4) (known)

    1. John Byars Mar. 16, 1734, Louisa Co., VA

    2. James Byars 1740

    3. William Byars Apr. 6, 1747
    wed Sarah Ann Doggett

    4. Nathan Byars 1749
    wed (1) Drucilla Harrelson
    (2) Delphy Logan

    (2) JONAS BYARS

    Jonas Byars m. Frances "Fanny" Collins Born: ca. 1718

    Children: (2) Known

    1. William Byars 1755/60 1819
    wed Elizabeth Bedford

    2. Henryetta Byars

    *

    more...

    An excellent monograph on the BYARS Family by Joe Logan ... http://logan-family.org/doc/byars.html

    *

    more...

    28 Mar 2007 Joel Hager reports a compilation of "John Byars" sightings in the Virginia Colony... http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=hagerj&id=I278629

    Hanover County, VA 1706 - 1786 Vestry Book of St. Paul's Parish File submitted for use in the USGenWeb Archives by: Pat C. John

    This volume was the sixth in the series of parish books started in 1931. Churchill Gibson Chamberlayne, B.A., B.D., M.A., Ph.D., LL.D., the editor of four previous volumes in the series, agreed to transcribe and edit the volume. Dr. Chamberlayne was headmaster of St. Christopher's School near Richmond, and a recognized authority on the history of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Virginia. His efforts on four of the five previous volumes in the series, plus three volumes published at his own expense, made him a highly qualified transcriber and editor of early parish records. He undertook the work as a labor of love without remuneration.

    Soon after the volume had gone to press in January 1939, Dr. Chamberlayne died on April 3, 1939. Under the general direction of Mr. Wilmer L., Hall, State Librarian, members of the library staff assisted in completing the work. Mr. William J. Van Schreeven, then Head Archivist and later State Archivist edited Dr. Chamberlayne's rough draft of an introduction and compiled the appendix. The proof reading was done by Mrs. Marjorie C. Gough and the index was prepared by Miss Virginia E. Jones. St. Paul's Vestry Book and four other vestry books published in the series relate to the contiguous area in which the early local records have been either lost or destroyed. This volume is distinctive because it was regularly used to enter processioning orders and returns as well as the recording of minutes of vestry meetings. Thus it is a comprehensive record of land owners in the parish. Since records of Hanover County were destroyed during the evacuation fire in Richmond in 1865, the entries in the vestry book are the only existing record of land ownership. Louis H. Manarin State Archivist Richmond, October 27, 1972 Introduction (p. xi) The manuscript volume hereinafter reproduced in print embodies the earliest consecutive records of St. Paul's Parish, Hanover County Virginia, known to be in existence.

    It covers, with more or less completeness, the period from January, 1706 to August 1786. The history of the volume from the day the last entry in it was written until 1907, when the writer examined it along with other parish records at the Theological Seminary at Alexandria, is unknown to the editor. That Bishop Meade was unaware of its existence when writing his "Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia" (first published in book form in 1857) is evident to those who have read his chapter on the "Parishes in Hanover County - No. 1." At some date unknown to the editor the volume was deposited by someone, whose identity the editor has been unable to establish, in the library of the Protestant Episcopal Theological Seminary in Virginia, at Alexandria. With the other parish record books on deposit there, it was in 1931 transferred for safe-keeping to the Virginia State Library in Richmond, and is preserved in the Archives Division of the library. It is the property of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Virginia. It has not hitherto been published…. (p. xii) St. Paul's Parish was established in 1704 by act of the General Assembly convening on April 20 of that year. Under the terms of the Act the parish was to come into being on June 1; it may fairly be assumed therefore that the vestry records began with the minutes of a vestry meeting held within a month or two of that date, and it is possible that they began with a transcript of the proceedings of the meeting of the "ffreeholders and Housekeepers of the Parish" which was scheduled under the Act to convene on the "second thirsday in June next and there choose twelve of the most able and discreet persons of the parish to be Vestrymen for their said parish…"

    But whatever may have been the date of the first entry in the original vestry book, the first complete vestry minutes in the extant book are those for the meeting held on July 10, 1706 - or two years subsequent to the establishment of the parish. Another circumstance of interest, and indeed of importance, in connection with this old manuscript volume, raising as it does some doubt as to the absolute validity of the record up to the year 1754, is the fact that the volume is for the first two hundred and forty- one pages merely a transcript, of an older and long since disappeared, manuscript volume, which was ordered to be made ( p. xiii) in the year 1754. Furthermore it is not certain that the volume transcribed in 1754, was the original record prior to the year 1742, for under the date Oct. 12, 1742, there occurs the item "To Do, for Transcribing the Register Book from ye; year 1704, to this p'sent time. 1000," the matter hinging entirely upon the meaning of the term "Register Book." If this term means here vestry book, then there were two transcripts made (one in 1742, the other in 1754) and the present manuscript is from 1742 to 1754 a copy of the original record, while for the entries prior to 1742 it is only a copy of a copy of the original. On the other hand, if the term "Register Book" here refers to the record kept of births, baptisms, and deaths in the parish, then the present manuscript vestry book is for the entire period prior to 1754 a transcript of the original record. The Extent of the Parish In order to determine the extent of St. Paul's Parish in 1704, the year of its establishment, it is necessary first to know the boundaries of St. Peter's Parish, from which St. Paul's was cut off. In 1704 St Peter's Parish was bounded on the north-east by the Pamunkey River up to the fork and from (p.xiv) that point on by the north fork (North Anna River); on the south-east by the line dividing it from Blisland (or Blissland) Parish and by the north-west boundary of Wilmington Parish, if there ever was any definitely fixed north-west boundary line of that parish; on the south-west by the ridge between the Pamunkey and the Chickahominy rivers (the dividing line between the parishes of St. Peter's and Wilmington) up to the north-west extent of Wilmington Parish, and then by the Chickahominy River. To the north-west the parish extended theoretically indefinitely; practically it extended to the farthest point of settlement. From 1704, then, until St. Martin's Parish was in turn cut off from it, St. Paul's Parish extended indefinitely north-west from the north-west boundary of St. Peter's Parish between the Pamunkey (in its upper reaches the North Anna) and the Chickahominy. In 1726 when St. Martin's Parish was cut off from St Pauls, the new parish included all that part of St. Paul's Parish lying in the fork of the Pamunkey (made by the junction of the North Anna and the South Anna rivers) together with all that part of the original parish lying north-west of Stone Horse Creek, which flowed north-east into the South Anna. In 1923, that part of St. Paul's Parish lying between Stone Horse Creek and a line running parallel to the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad and two and a half miles to the east of it was by action of the Episcopal Diocesan Council formed into a new parish to which was given the name Ashland. The St. Paul's of this vestry book, however, which originally extended from Matadequin Creek on the east indefinitely to the west, after 1726 extended west as far as the fork of the Pamunkey and as far as Stone Horse Creek for the territory south of the South Anna. Processioning (p.xv) Each one of the parish vestry books still in existence has perhaps something of peculiar interest attaching to it. The thing of most outstanding interest in connection with the vestry book of St. Paul's Parish, Hanover County, is that the volume served a unique as well as a double purpose. It was the repository of two very different sets of records; i.e., the minutes of the vestry meetings and, as well, the orders for processioning and the returns made by the processioners. In view of the fact that in this old vestry book the processioning orders and processioning returns together comprise so large a part of the record as a while, it may not be out of place here to make clear what the terms "processioning" and " processioners" mean, what the practice of processioning was, and what the reason for the practice; and all the more so as even the term, "processioning" itself has become practically obsolete, and therefore meaningless, in Virginia. The first reference to processioning that the editor can find in the Virginia colonial records occurs in Hening's Statues…..

    This reference is embodied in Act LXXVIII of the session of the Grand Assembly begun March 23rd 1662, the preamble of which, giving clear the purpose of the proposed practice, is as follows: "Whereas many contentious suites are dayly incited and stirred up about the bounds of land for which noe remedy hath yett bin provided, the ffifty seaventh act prohibiting resurveighs not applying the expected remedies, for if the surveighs be just (p.xvi) yet the surveighors being for the most part careles of seeing the trees marked, or the owners never renewing them, in a small time the chopps being growne up, or the trees fallen, the bounds become as uncertaine as at first, and upon a new surveigh the least variation of a compasse alters the scituation of a whole neighborhood and deprives many persons of houses, or chards and all to their infinite losse and trouble; for prevention whereof, Bee it enacted" etc. The purpose of processioning, accordingly, was to obviate lawsuits over boundary lines, with the necessary expenses and possible injustices incident to resurveys, which were almost inevitably attendant upon law suits over disputed property lines. The wording of the Act proper was as follows: "….that within twelve months after this act, all the inhabitants of every neck and tract of land adjoining shall goe in procession and see the marked trees of every mans land in those precincts to be renewed, and the same course to be taken once every fower years, by which meanes the inconvenience of clandestine surveigh will be taken away, and the bounds wilbe soe generally known and the marks soe fresh that noe alteration can be made afterwards. And be it further enacted that the bounds by the consent of the present proprietors being once thus setled shall conclude the said proprietors, and all others clayming from or under them, from any future alterations of their bounds, be there within the said bounds more or lesse land than they pretend to: And if it shall happen any difference to be at present that cannot be by the neighbors themselves decided, Bee it further enacted that two honest and able surveyors shall in presence of the neighbour-hood lay out the land in controversie, and the bounds than laid out to be the certaine bounds, and ever after to be renewed and continue soe, but the person causing the difference to pay the charge of the survey, it tending much more to the preservation of ffriendshipp among neighbors to have a present and finall decission of their (p.xvii) differences, while men yet live that are acquainted with the ffirst surveys, and while land is yet at a low value, then it will be when time hath rooted out all knowledge to the bounds and added a greater value to the land. Be it enacted further that each county court shall appoint and order the vestrys of each parish to devide the parishes into soe many precincts as they shall think necessary for the neighbors to joyne and see each others markes renewed, and to appoint certaine dayes between Easter and Whitsunday to goe the said processions and put this act in effectuall execution, and in case the court shall omitt to make such orders and to send the same to the severall vestryes of the parishes in their counties, they shalbe fined ten thousand pounds of tobacco, and the vestry failing in ordering the precincts and the persons to goe together shall be fined twelve hundred pounds of tobacco and the persons fayling to goe upon the day appointed, or to renew his marke accordingly shall for his neglect be fined three hundred and fifty pounds of tobacco." The practice of processioning, as inaugurated under the above Act of the session of 1662 was later amplified and altered in certain important details by subsequent legislation, as follows: 1. In 1673 provision was made for the processioning of lands of orphans 2. In 1691 the time of year for processioning was changed to the six months between September 30 and March 31st. 3. In 1705 it was directed (1) that the court orders for processioning should go out between June 1 and September 1 of every fourth year, beginning with the year 1708; (2) that the vestries were each to appoint "at least two intelligent honest freeholders of every precinct, to see such processioning performed, and take and return to the vestry an account [in writing] of every persons land, they shall proscession, and of the persons present at the same, and of what lands in their precincts, (p.xviii) they shall fail to proscession, and of the particular reasons of such failure"; (3) that the vestries were to see to it that the written returns of the processioners were "registered in particular books to be kept for that purpose by the clerk of the vestry," the registers to be examined by the churchwardens for the purpose of seeing that the returns made by the processioners had been copied fully and exactly; (4) that specified fines should be the penalties for failure on the part of county and parish officials, and the other persons affected by the act, to perform their respective duties under the act; and (5) that bounds three times processioned should be considered settled and determined forever. 4. In 1710 the processioning legislation of 1705 was ineffect re-enacted, the one change of importance being the requirement that from thenceforth the court orders for processioning should go out every fourth year beginning with the year 1711; and the one material addition being a provision for the processioning under special court orders of lands whose owners had refused to have them processioned in ordinary and regular course. 5. In 1748 the processioning law of 1710 was re-enacted without any important change by way of addition, omission or substitution. C.G.Chamberlayne,

    In extracting this data on the Surname Harris from the above referenced book, there are two things I want to tell you. I will indicate the book page first and in parenthesis, I will indicate the page in the actual vestry records. When given, I will also show the date. I will extract data only, making no assumptions. You will also note that there are entries in the vestry minutes that have the abbreviations C: and C:C. From what I can determine, the C:C stands for Contra: Credit and the C: stands for Credit. Permission to publish this data online was obtained from John T. Kneebone, Director of Publications & Educational Services, Library of Virginia on February 3, 2000. Pat C. Johns (pacj11945@aol.com)

    P. 39 & 40 (46), dated April 11, 1710 "In Obedience to an order of New Kent Court, dated 28th Feb. 1709/10, Its ordered that Henry Mills, Joseph Poors, Joseph Brown, Henry Farmur, Col. Dukes Quarter, Roger Smith, Charles Rhodes, William Howlet, Samuel Rennolds, John Byas, Rob't Walker, John Kinbrow Junr., John Harris, Rennold Allen, Wm Hatfield and Daniel Dishman, with all their Male Thitables, are to Assist John Glenn to clear the road according to the said Court Order."

    RECORDS OF HANOVER COUNTY, VIRGINIA William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. 21, No. 1. (Jul., 1912), pp. 47-63. File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by: Edward Reynolds I have tried to maintain the exact format of the originals. This is a copyrighted Transcription of this article by Edward Reynolds on 9-15-1997. It may be distributed and copied for any non-profit use without written permission from Edward Reynolds. All other uses are prohibited. WLLLIAM AND MARY QUARTERLY 47 RECORDS OF HANOVER COUNTY. There are only two old books in the clerk’s Office of Hanover county, Va The oldest, designated the "Small Book" in these notes, covers the years 1734 and 1735, and contains orders, wills, deeds, etc. The other, "The Larger Book" of these notes is a deed book for 1780-1790. The following are the abbreviations: adj, adjoining; extor --executor: adm.-administrator; s.-son; d.-daughter or died; est. estate; X - his mark; a.---acres. These notes were copied by me in the winter of 1910-1911 - S. 0. Southall. THE SMALL BOOK, 1734-1735.

    P. on Totopotomoy Creek. Feb., 1734.~John X Byars to his son James Byars.

    Hanover County, Virginia Deed Book References Page 181-182

    I John Byars of St. Martins par., Hanover Co., for good will and fatherly love do give my loving son, James Byars my plantation and all my 200a. of land with houses edifices buildings and tenements, gardens, ordhards, and woods: sd. James Paying what quitrent shall grow due to the king. 18 Jan 1734. Wit: Robert Harris, Wm. Hendrick, Richard Harris.

    Note: there are many othe references to James Byars and James Byars, Jr. and wife Rachel in Hanover records until the late 1790's.

    Transcribed by Alan Bias

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    BRUNSWICK COUNTY, VA - DEEDS - Deed Book 3 Abstracts Part 1 (1744-1749)

    Indenture dated 1 August 1745, between Runall Alling of Brunswick County and Andrew Presley of Amela County, 100a, œ25, Release. Signed Runall Alling (bhm), Mary Alling (bhm). Witnesses: John Hearn, John Byas (bhm), Edward Matthis (bhm). Court August 1, 1745, Indenture acknowledged by Runal Alling and Mary the wife of the said Runal personally appeared and relinquished her Right of Dower. Deed Book 3, Page 57.

    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/lunenburg/census/sun002.txt

    Lunenburg County, Virginia Lewis Deloney's List of Tithables, 1748

    John Bias .................................................. 1

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    Lunenburg County, Virginia

    William Howard, "from Butchers Creek to the extent of the County downwards."

    William Howard's List of Tithables, 1749 Tithes H. & Scalps

    John Byas [?] ................................ 1 6

    Carrie Bias Hoffert - Mar 14, 2005

    "April 11, 1710, O.S., p. 24 [new pagination p. 32; Chamberlayne p. 40] In Obedience to an Order of New Kent Court, dated 28th Feb,ry 1709/10 Its ordered that Henry Mills, Joseph Poors, Joseph Brown Henry Farmur, Col,o Dukes Quarter, Roger Smith, Charles Rhodes, William Howlet, Samuel Rennolds, JOHN BYAS Rob,t Walker John Kimbrow Jun,r John Harris, Rennold Allen, W,m Hatfield and Daniel Dishman, with all their Male Tithables, are to Assist John Glenn to clear the road According to the said order of Court" Source; This is information copied from original ROAD ORDERS for the state of VA NOTE THE YEAR 1710 in NEW KENT CO, VA….Could this be the father of our JAMES BYAS????? Maybe this is where we will finally find his origins??? Definitely bears a lot more investigation. NOTE THE NAMES OF others, FARMER, HATFIELD, names that have continued continuity with the BYAS/BIAS family for generations! I wonder if we might find a will for the above JOHN BYAS…..Naming patterns for our James Byas are correct, he had a son Jonathon. Give me your thoughts…. IS there anyone out there that has access to NEW KENT Co, records on a direct basis, also can someone might want to check out adjoining counties that were formed from part of NEW KENT Co, after 1710 to see if we might find a will there. I live in NC, so I do not have access to NEW KENT county court house and their records.

    Carrie

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    more...

    24 Jul 2007

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    Surname: Byars

    Recorded in a number of modern spelling forms including Byars, Byers, Byre, Byres, Bier, Biers, and Buyers, this is an English topographical or occupational surname, and one associated with the pre 7th century Viking. It derives from the word "bi or byre", meaning the cattle barn or dairy, and is one of a group of surnames which originate from working or living on a farm. These include Bull, Heffer, Stott, and Palfrey, and all relate to the keeping of livestock, the prime agricultural function of the medieval period. Perhaps not surprisingly given the importance of the occupation, this is one of the earliest of all recorded hereditary surnames, and it is also not surprising that it was in the then cattle breeding regions of East Anglia and the West Country, where originally the surname was most prevalent. There is also a possibility that in some cases the surname may have descended from an Olde English personal name "Bye", of unproven meaning. This is suggested by the recording of Thomas filius Bye of Cambridge, in the Hundred Rolls of the year 1279. Other early examples of the name recording include John Attebey also in the same Hundred Rolls of Cambridge and John Buyres of Somerset in the Subsidy Tax rolls of 1327. The famous portrait painter of the 17th century Nicholas Byer, who died in 1681, was actually born in Norway, although possibly of English parents. The first known recording is believed to be that of Elias de la Byare of Devonshire in the year 1275. This was during the reign of King Edward 1st of England, 1272 -1307.

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    John married Elizabeth Glen 0___ 1712, Orange County, Virginia. Elizabeth (daughter of James Glen and Hanna (Thompson)) was born cir 1694, New Kent County, Virginia; died cir 1763, Louisa County,Virginia Colony. [Group Sheet]


  26. 165.  Elizabeth Glen was born cir 1694, New Kent County, Virginia (daughter of James Glen and Hanna (Thompson)); died cir 1763, Louisa County,Virginia Colony.
    Children:
    1. 82. James Henry Byars was born 0___ 1713, Hanover County, Virginia; died 0___ 1792, Hanover County, Virginia.
    2. William Byars was born Aft 1715.

  27. 176.  Peter Watkins was born ~ 1691, Talbot County, Maryland, British Colony of America (son of Peter Watkins and Ann Nuthall); died Aft 1752, Frederick County, Virginia, a British Colony of America.

    Peter married Mary Griffith Bef 21 Apr 1716, New Castle County, Delaware, a British Colony of America. [Group Sheet]


  28. 177.  Mary Griffith (daughter of David Griffith and unnamed spouse).
    Children:
    1. 88. Evan Watkins was born ~ 1716; died 0___ 1765, Frederick County, Virginia, a British Colony of America.
    2. Esau Watkins was born ~ 1720; died 0___ 1759.

  29. 188.  Peter Harralson was born CIRCA 1683, Holland (son of Paul Harralson and Rebecca Burgess); died 21 Jan 1733, Hanover County, Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Danish Army Captain
    • Residence: Address:
      Dorothy Hogwood
      412 Parkside Drive, Ft. Worth,TX 76108
      817/246-1642
    • Also Known As: Peter Harrelson
    • Probate: 0___ 1733, Hanover County, Virginia

    Notes:

    _____

    "William and Mary Quarterly",Aug. 1773, abstracted by Edward Reynolds,
    September 15, 1997;


    "Peter Harralson (will) dated Jany 20th, 1732, Gives wife Mary Harralson the place where Daniel Tyler lives, Sons, Paul, Burges, John and Nath; Harralson; daus, Elizabeth, Agnes and Sarah.

    Witness, Paul Harralson, Rolf Hunt, and James Hooper. Admtor Mary Harralson. Security, Henry Chiles and Paul Harralson."

    23 May 2007

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    Re: Paul Harrelson b. 1650 Denmark
    Posted by: Joy Smith (ID *****4293) Date: May 04, 2007 at 13:09:49
    In Reply to: Paul Harrelson b. 1650 Denmark by Michele Petersen of 1366


    Michele:
    Here is the info I have on Paul Harrelson. I have more information on descendents if you are looking for it. Contact me at jjoysmith@excite.com.

    Joy


    PAUL1 HARRALSON was born circa 1655 in Denmark; was a crusty old sea captain who brought immigrants to New Kent Co., Virginia; migrated to America about 1670 and died 1734 in New Kent Co., Virginia. His father is possibly PETER HARRELSON. Paul was naturalized in Virginia House of Burgesses 2 APR 1703. He attended St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Hanover Co., Virginia. First located 03 Dec 1692 Deed. Last located 25 JAN 1734 when he sold 150 acres to Henry Power of Parish of James City. From William and Mary Quarterly – Paul’s estate was administered 1 April 1734 in Hanover Co., Virginia. The will was proven 5 APR 1734, dated 1718. Son Peter to receive 200 acres on Crump Creek. Also listed son Paul, daughter Ann Chiles, daughter Judith Harralson, granddaughter Rebeckah Sims, wife and all 5 children begotton of Paul Harralson I. Cr. Paul Harralson, Henry Childs security, executor’s bond. It is believed that Paul, Jr. and his wife, Patience, returned for the probate. The plantation where Paul, Sr. lived, all land and appurtenenaces were left to Paul, Jr. (no children were listed) (Record Book 46, New Kent County, Virginia). Paul, Sr. married about 1734 to REBEKKA BURGESS b. 1670, d. after 1734 in Hanover, Virginia. Rebecca’s father was PETER BURGESS b. 1630 in Holland. Paul was a guardian over JAMES PERRIN in 1713.

    Children of PAUL HARRELSON and REBEKKA BURGESS:

    1. PAUL2 HARRELSON II (PAUL1) b. 1682 in Hanover Co., Virginia; m. Patience Lewis. See Generation No. 2.

    2. PETER2 HARRELSON (PAUL1) b. 1683 was a captain in Danish Army; came from Holland; died 1/21/1733 in Hanover Co., Virginia; will proved 8/1773; m. in St Paul’s Parrish, Virginia in 1715 to Mary Chambers (daughter of EDWARD CHAMBERS b. 1660-1669, d. 1731 and ELIZABETH HARRISON b. 1660-1670) b. 1694 in Virginia, d. 1752-1757 in Albemarle, Virginia.

    3. ANNE2 HARRELSON (PAUL1) b. 1690, d. 6/20/1760 in Halifax Co., Virginia; m. about 1718 in New Kent Co., Virginia to Henry Childs II (son of HENRY CHILDS and MARGARET LITTLEPAGE) b. 11/13/1698, d. 1746 in Amelia Co., Virginia.

    4. JUDITH2 HARRELSON (PAUL1) b. about 1695 New Kent Co., Virginia; m. William Chambers b. 1686 in New Kent Co., Virginia

    5. REBECCA2 HARRELSON (PAUL1) b. about 1696 in Culpepper Orange, Virginia; d. 4/21/1784 in Culpepper Orange, Virginia; m. Thomas Sims circa 1716 of Richmond, Virginia.

    GENERATION NO. 2

    PAUL2 HARRELSON II (PAUL1) (son of Paul Harrelson and Rebekka Burgess) b. circa 1683 in Hanover Co., Virginia; d. about 1754, at age 72; petitioned the Virginia House of Burgess in 1702 for naturalization; m. about 1707 to Patience Lewis (daughter of Maj. JOHN LEWIS b. 12/15/1633 in Monmouthshire, Wales; d. 1690 in Cheokins, New Kent, Virginia and ISABELLA MILLER b. 2/8/1639 in New Kent Co., Virginia; d. 2/19/1703 in Cheokins, New Kent Co., Virginia). Paul leased 360 acres of land in 1705 in Hew Kent County, Virginia. There are numerous records, between 1715 and 1743, available in the Vestry Book of St. Paul’s Parish in Hanover Co., Virginia. Listings involved clearing roads, and forming precincts and appointing overseers for them. Last appears in Vestry of Books of Virginia 11/18/1743. After Jan 1739 the family was in Edgecombs Co., N.C. buying land 10/23/1740 that they sold 4/9/1741 to John Hardy. 11/29/1744 he petitions for 450 acres of land in Fredericksborough Township, near present-day Camden, S.C. Paul was paid 50 pounds by the Township for establishing a mill. This petition was never certified. The family is presumed wiped out in 1750-1755 in Indian uprising around Wateree River, S.C. However, some sources say he died about 1754 in Fredericksborough Township, Marion Co., S.C.

    From Petitions for Land from South Carolina Council Journals, Volumbe 1: 1734/35-1748 by Brent Holcomb, page 201: “Pp. 505-506: Read the humble Peition of Paul Harlson & others shewing tha the Peti’rs family consists of nine White Persons who being lately arrived in this Province with design to Cultivate & Settle 400 and 50 acres of land, therefore prays that his Excell’cy and their Honours to grant him a Warrant for y’e same by virtue of his family Right in Fredericksbourgh Township and the said Paul Harelson with ‘ye under written Inhabitants humbly pray that the Boad would grant ye s’d Harleson fifty acres more of land on a Creek called Sander’s Creek for y’e building & settling up a Water-mill in y’e frontiers of Fredericksburgh Town ship and which millis of extraordinary benefit to y’e distressed subscribers and further pray that an order be Granted for a road to be Cut to y’e said Town’p of Fredericksburgh which will enable them to Convey their Small produce to y’e market . . . Signd Paul Harleson, Mark Catterton abot 24 more Subscribers. The Peitioner appearing before his Excell’cy the Gov’r in Council and Swearing to y’e Truth of the allegations of his Petition, the Pray’r thereof with regard to the land was Granted . . .”

    **Notes on Patience Lewis**New Kent Co. is now King and Queen Co., Virginia. Her older brother COL. JOHN LEWIS is buried at Warner Hall in Gloucester Co., VA. Patience’s grandfather, the Immigrant, was JOHN LEWIS b. 2/22/1594 in Monmouthsire, Wales, d. 8/21/1657, New Kent Co., Virginia. Her grandmother was CATHERINE PHILLIP, John’s second wife. See “Lewis of Warner Hall” on GenForum.


    Children of PAUL HARRELSON and PATIENCE LEWIS:

    1. Dorothy3 HARRELSON (PAUL2, PAUL1) b. circa 1714 in Virginia

    2. William3 HARRELSON (PAUL2, PAUL1) b. 1720 (no proof – believed to be a son) in Virginia; d. 1792 in Georgetown District, S.C.; m. Jane Anderson. .

    3. Benjamin3 Lewis HARRELSON (PAUL2, PAUL1) **NOTE** It is possible that William (PETER2, PAUL1) is the father** b. 1725 in Virginia; will proved 3/2/1802; m. in 1745 in S.C. to (1)Selah Commander b. 1745; d. 1802 in Marion District, S.C. Found in 1800 Georgetown District Census (page 447).

    4. Andrew3 HARRELSON (PAUL2, PAUL1) b. 1727; d. about 1773

    5. Prudence3 HARRELSON (PAUL2, PAUL1) b. 1735; m. William Reaves b. 1724 in Virginia. See family sheet for children.

    6. Nathaniel HARRELSON (PAUL2, PAUL1) d. 1774 in Orange Co., N.C.; m. Anne Bush 11/18/1787 in Caswell Co., N.C.

    7. Paul HARRELSON III (PAUL2, PAUL1) b. 1710 in Virginia; d. after 7/1769 in Georgia; m. Mary Unknown

    8. Joseph3 HARRELSON (PAUL2, PAUL1) b. 1720; d. before 1800 in Washington District, Marion Co., S.C.; m. Su Song, a Sawra Indian.


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    Peter married Mary Chambers 0___ 1715, St. Paul's Parish, Hanover County, Virginia. Mary (daughter of Edward Chambers and Elizabeth Harrison) was born 0___ 1694, (York County) Virginia; died 0___ 1755, Albermarle County, Virginia. [Group Sheet]


  30. 189.  Mary Chambers was born 0___ 1694, (York County) Virginia (daughter of Edward Chambers and Elizabeth Harrison); died 0___ 1755, Albermarle County, Virginia.

    Notes:

    Re: Peter Harrelson/Mary Chambers

    Posted by: Marcia McAllum Harrelson Robovitsky
    Email: marcia327@mediaone.net
    Date: November 25, 2000 at 18:42:43

    In Reply to: Peter Harrelson/Mary Chambers by Bruce N Cross



    Peter Haralson (Harralson) married to Mary Chambers (daughter of William Chambers) had seven children. John (will dated 8-10-1764 Halifax County, VA), Burgess (will made Orange Co., N.C. 1772), Paul (married Nancy Lea about 1754 Orange Co. N.C.)I have more info about him, Nathaniel who married Dorcus Forbes and died 1781 (this is my line and I don't have much information), Elizabeth, Agnes, and Sarah.
    If you have any information to share, I would love it as I'm just getting started. I'm working from information found from papers discovered among grand parents belongings.

    Children:
    1. Paul Harralson was born Hanover County, Virginia.
    2. 94. Burgess Harrelson was born 0___ 1718, Hanover County, Virginia; died 9 Oct 1772, Orange County, North Carolina.
    3. John Harralson was born (Hanover County) Virginia.
    4. Nath(aniel) Harralson was born (Hanover County, Virginia); died 0___ 1781, (Virginia).
    5. Elizabeth Harralson was born (Hanover County, Virginia).
    6. Agnes Harralson was born (Hanover County, Virginia).
    7. Sarah Harralson was born (Hanover County, Virginia).