Donna Leann Hennessee

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Donna Leann Hennessee

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Walter Lee Hennessee was born 20 Dec 1928, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee (son of Joe Walter Hennessee and Olena "Fatty Granny" Lockhart); died 13 Aug 2015, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried 18 Aug 2015, Sequatchie County Memorial Gardens, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Walter Lee Hennessee, 86, of Dunlap, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015 at his home.

    He was preceded in death by his mother, Olena Lockhart Guffey.

    Survivors include his wife, Reba Hennessee, Dunlap; son, Dale Hennessee, Dunlap; daughters, Susan (Mike) Mataway, Michigan and Donna Hennesse, Dunlap; grandchildren, Melissa, Traci, Kevin, Alisha, Chad, and Blake; and several nieces and nephews.

    Funeral services will held at 10 a.m. CST Tuesday, Aug. 18 in the Ewton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Sequatchie County Memorial Gardens.

    The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17 at the Ewton Funeral Home, who has charge of the arrangements.

    Walter married Reba Juanita Harmon 31 Jul 1948, Rossville, Walker County, Georgia. Reba (daughter of William Arnette "Arnette" Harmon and Iva Pauline Tate) was born 14 Apr 1931, Cagle Mountain, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 13 Mar 2017, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Sequatchie County Memorial Gardens, Sequatchie County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Reba Juanita Harmon was born 14 Apr 1931, Cagle Mountain, Sequatchie County, Tennessee (daughter of William Arnette "Arnette" Harmon and Iva Pauline Tate); died 13 Mar 2017, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Sequatchie County Memorial Gardens, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Reba Juanita Harmon Hennessee, 85, of Dunlap, died at her home on Monday, March 13, 2017. She was a member of Ewtonville Baptist Church.

    Mrs. Hennessee was pre-ceded in death by her husband, Walter Lee Hennessee; and her parents, W. Arnett and Iva Tate Harmon.

    Survivors include her daughter and caregiver, Donna Hennessee, and son, Dale Hennessee, both of Dunlap; daughter, Susan (Mike) Mataway of Michi-gan; brother, Don (Marie Sapp) Harmon of Dunlap, sister, Barbara (Curtis) Grayson of

    Signal Mountain; grandchildren, Melissa, Traci, Kevin, Alisha, Chad and Blake; and several nieces and nephews.

    Funeral services will be held, Friday, March 17 at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Brian Kearns officiating. Burial will be in Sequatchie County Memorial Gardens

    end of obituary

    Children:
    1. Roger Dale "Dale" Hennessee
    2. Susan Gail Hennessee
    3. 1. Donna Leann Hennessee


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Joe Walter Hennessee was born 18 Feb 1905, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee (son of Alexander Jonathon "Jot" Hennessee and Faitha Melinda "Pink" Hobbs); died 22 Aug 1987, (Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee); was buried Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Indiana.

    Notes:

    There is another ?wife? cited for him...Melba Hennessee

    Joe — Olena "Fatty Granny" Lockhart. Olena (daughter of James Lafayette Lockhart and Caroline Waters) was born 1 Jan 1905, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1984, (Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee); was buried Sequatchie County Memorial Gardens, Sequatchie County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Olena "Fatty Granny" Lockhart was born 1 Jan 1905, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee (daughter of James Lafayette Lockhart and Caroline Waters); died 0___ 1984, (Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee); was buried Sequatchie County Memorial Gardens, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 2. Walter Lee Hennessee was born 20 Dec 1928, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 13 Aug 2015, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried 18 Aug 2015, Sequatchie County Memorial Gardens, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

  3. 6.  William Arnette "Arnette" Harmon was born 29 Dec 1908, Sequatchie County, Tennessee (son of Ezra Ernest "Ernest" Harmon and Myra Myrtle "Myrtle" McGlothen); died 23 Sep 1988, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried McGlothen Cemetery, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

    William married Iva Pauline Tate [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Iva Pauline Tate
    Children:
    1. 3. Reba Juanita Harmon was born 14 Apr 1931, Cagle Mountain, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 13 Mar 2017, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Sequatchie County Memorial Gardens, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    2. Don Carlos Harmon
    3. Barbara Ann Harmon


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Alexander Jonathon "Jot" Hennessee was born 8 May 1882, Warren County, Tennessee (son of Andrew Jackson Hennessee and Martha Ann "Marthie" Gillentine); died 4 Dec 1932, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Rankin Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Day Laborer & Miner

    Notes:

    ------

    AJH was born and grew up in Warren County, Tennessee.After the family moved to Sequatchie County he worked at several jobs and married his first wife.
    They had three children together, but the marriage ended indivorce.

    The subject and his second wife moved to Kentucky where he was employed as a coal miner.They returned to Tennessee and he was hired by the J.B. Hunt Stave Mill.
    AJH eventually found a better job in Dunlap andmade arrangements to rent a house near his wife's maternal grandmother.

    The Sunday night before they were to move in they attended services at the Church of God with the grandmother. The subject commented during theservice that he felt as if he were catching the flu.

    He carried his daughter on his shoulders on the way home and stopped off to buy her some peanuts. Upon arriving home AJH went to bed because of aching joints and
    considerable weakness. He died exactly three weeks later of spinal meningitis..."The Jackson Family Tree".

    ------

    Alexander married Faitha Melinda "Pink" Hobbs 18 Oct 1903, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee. Faitha (daughter of William H. Hobbs and Sarah Isabel "Ibbie" Lockhart) was born 30 Dec 1875, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 31 Mar 1932, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Rankin Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Faitha Melinda "Pink" Hobbs was born 30 Dec 1875, Sequatchie County, Tennessee (daughter of William H. Hobbs and Sarah Isabel "Ibbie" Lockhart); died 31 Mar 1932, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Rankin Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 4. Joe Walter Hennessee was born 18 Feb 1905, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 22 Aug 1987, (Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee); was buried Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Indiana.
    2. Alexander Franklin "Alex" Hennessee was born 17 Jul 1910, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 27 Aug 2004, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Rankin Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    3. James Samuel Hennessee was born 19 Feb 1915, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 28 Feb 1981, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Rankin Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

  3. 10.  James Lafayette Lockhart was born 20 Feb 1865, Sequatchie County, Tennessee (son of Isaac Elmore Lockhart and Nancy Johnson); died 20 Mar 1915, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Rankin Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Farmer

    James married Caroline Waters 5 Aug 1900, Sequatchie County, Tennessee. Caroline (daughter of Craven B. Waters and Nancy J. Farley) was born 22 Dec 1875, (Sequatchie County) Tennessee; died 11 Mar 1949, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Rankin Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Caroline Waters was born 22 Dec 1875, (Sequatchie County) Tennessee (daughter of Craven B. Waters and Nancy J. Farley); died 11 Mar 1949, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Rankin Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 5. Olena "Fatty Granny" Lockhart was born 1 Jan 1905, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1984, (Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee); was buried Sequatchie County Memorial Gardens, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

  5. 12.  Ezra Ernest "Ernest" Harmon was born 25 Oct 1882, Cagle, Sequatchie County, Tennessee (son of William "Will" Harmon and Elva Jane Minton); died 27 Dec 1939, Cagle, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried 29 Dec 1939, McGlothen Cemetery, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

    Ezra married Myra Myrtle "Myrtle" McGlothen 20 Nov 1904, Sequatchie County, Tennessee. Myra (daughter of William Taylor "W.T." McGlothen and Myra Mariah Lockhart) was born 25 Aug 1886, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 18 Dec 1971, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried McGlothen Cemetery, Sequatchie County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Myra Myrtle "Myrtle" McGlothen was born 25 Aug 1886, Sequatchie County, Tennessee (daughter of William Taylor "W.T." McGlothen and Myra Mariah Lockhart); died 18 Dec 1971, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried McGlothen Cemetery, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. Loomis Alton Harmon was born 3 Sep 1905, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 2 Dec 1905, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried McGlothen Cemetery, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    2. Mayme Harmon was born 10 Oct 1906, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    3. 6. William Arnette "Arnette" Harmon was born 29 Dec 1908, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 23 Sep 1988, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried McGlothen Cemetery, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    4. John Festus Harmon was born 31 Aug 1911, Cagle, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 17 Nov 1918, Cagle, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried 18 Nov 1918, McGlothen Cemetery, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    5. Ada Ollie Harmon
    6. Aaron Ray "Ray" Harmon was born 15 Mar 1916, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 2 Jul 1995, (Dunlap, Tennessee); was buried Cagle-Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    7. Mildred Inez Harmon
    8. Nola J. Harmon was born 24 May 1922, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 2 Nov 2008, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    9. Ota K. "Kay" Harmon was born Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

  7. 14.  Martin Luther "Luther" Tate was born 24 Feb 1878, Sequatchie County, Tennessee (son of Doc Mayburn Tate and Adelaide Dearing); died 1 May 1938, Cagle Mountain, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Cagle-Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    25 Feb 2012 - Donna Hennessee writes;

    ...William Arnett and Iva Pauline had 3 kids, mom, Don Carlos Harmon and Barbara Ann Harmon Grayson

    Martin Luther Tate and Delilah had 8 kids:
    Iva Pauline
    Bonnie
    Virgie (Land)
    Pearl (Minton). Kids - Doyle and Richard that I know of
    Vince - ML, Burnard, alfrieda, and Yvonne Wife Ina
    Alden - Beverly Gay, Pam (deceased - cancer) Brian and Glenda. Wife Viva Lloyd Green
    Quay - Danny, Debbie, and Denton. Wife Olena Dexter - Donna (deceased - choked on a piece of chewing gum as a child) Valerie, Angela, and Dexter Martin Tate jr (Marty). Wife Juanita Whitlow

    Martin married Delilah E. Smith 3 Nov 1902, Sequatchie County, Tennessee. Delilah (daughter of Houston Smith and Susannah "Susan" King) was born 24 Oct 1883, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 25 Jun 1965, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Cagle-Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  Delilah E. Smith was born 24 Oct 1883, Sequatchie County, Tennessee (daughter of Houston Smith and Susannah "Susan" King); died 25 Jun 1965, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Cagle-Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 7. Iva Pauline Tate
    2. Myrtle Adelaide Tate was born 5 May 1919, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 17 May 1919, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Cagle-Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.


Generation: 5

  1. 16.  Andrew Jackson Hennessee was born 0Jun 1850, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee (son of Thomas Hennessee and Sarah "Sally" Jennings); died Morrison, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Teamster
    • Census Name: Andrew J Hennessee

    Notes:

    Supplied by John Jackson, Great-Grandson of Andrew Jackson Hennessee:

    There are many traditions linking the Hennessee Family to Missouri...while travelling in that state in a covered wagon the family was attacked by bandits and rescued by the JAMES Brothers. Frank and Jesse may have been former neighbors

    (1). What is known for certain is that AJH met and married his wife in Warren County
    (2). They moved to Sequatchie County (Dunlap) where he worked as a road boss. One day a worker threatened AJH whom he shot and killed. AJH soon fled to Canada (records have it that his son, Thomas, went Canada for a period of time) where he lived a number of years. Upon returning to Tennessee he lived briefly with his elderly wife on the poor farm where he died (3).


    1. Story related to JJ by George Martin Hennessee, nephew of AJH
    2. Marriage Records, Warren County, TN.
    3. Story related to JJ by AJH's daughter, Phoebe Belzori Hennessee Cordell.

    end of note

    In 1880 Warren Co. Census his wife, "Marthie" and first 3 children are listed living with their Grandfather Gillentine...

    Andrew married Martha Ann "Marthie" Gillentine 20 Aug 1872, Warren County, Tennessee. Martha (daughter of Micajah Terry "Cager T." Gillentine and Nancy Amanda Hennessee) was born 22 Dec 1851, Van Buren County, Tennessee; died 21 Dec 1935, Palmer, Grundy County, Tennessee; was buried Brown's Chapel Cemetery, Grundy County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 17.  Martha Ann "Marthie" Gillentine was born 22 Dec 1851, Van Buren County, Tennessee (daughter of Micajah Terry "Cager T." Gillentine and Nancy Amanda Hennessee); died 21 Dec 1935, Palmer, Grundy County, Tennessee; was buried Brown's Chapel Cemetery, Grundy County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 22 Dec 1857

    Notes:

    Married:
    ,by John Barnes, M.G.

    Children:
    1. Nancy Naoma Hennessee was born 27 Jun 1873, Warren County, Tennessee; died 21 Sep 1945, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    2. Thomas T(erry) Hennessee was born 30 Jun 1875, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. James Bryant Hennessee was born 19 May 1877, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 29 Mar 1939, Dade City, Pasco County, Florida; was buried 31 Mar 1939, Mount Zion Cemetery, Dade City, Florida.
    4. Andrew Jackson Hennessee, Jr. was born 25 Jul 1880, Warren County, Tennessee; died 30 Jul 1886, Warren County, Tennessee.
    5. 8. Alexander Jonathon "Jot" Hennessee was born 8 May 1882, Warren County, Tennessee; died 4 Dec 1932, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Rankin Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    6. Jesse Aaron Hennessee was born 9 Aug 1885, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 14 Oct 1958, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee; was buried Rankin Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    7. Sarah Ailley Hennessee was born 9 Aug 1885, Warren County, Tennessee; died 21 Aug 1885, Warren County, Tennessee.
    8. George Washington Hennessee was born 11 Apr 1888, Warren County, Tennessee; died 12 Jan 1930.
    9. Rachel Louisa Hennessee was born 29 Jun 1890, Warren County, Tennessee; died 3 Jan 1970.
    10. Phoebe Belzora Hennessee was born 1 Apr 1893, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 28 Feb 1982, Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee; was buried Brown's Chapel Cemetery, Grundy County, Tennessee.
    11. Joseph Audley Hennessee was born 28 Feb 1897, Warren County, Tennessee; died 10 Jul 1898, Warren County, Tennessee.

  3. 18.  William H. Hobbs was born 3 Sep 1843, Tennessee (son of Adrian Hobbs and Deida Smartt); died 10 Sep 1897, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Hobbs Cemetery, Fredonia, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

    William married Sarah Isabel "Ibbie" Lockhart 24 Feb 1870, Sequatchie County, Tennessee. Sarah was born 0___ 1856, Grundy County, Tennessee; died UNKNOWN, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Hobbs Cemetery, Fredonia, Sequatchie County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  4. 19.  Sarah Isabel "Ibbie" Lockhart was born 0___ 1856, Grundy County, Tennessee; died UNKNOWN, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Hobbs Cemetery, Fredonia, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Note: Sarah Isabel Hobbs is buried next to William Hobbs but no legible marker remains. Information supplied by family members.

    Children:
    1. 9. Faitha Melinda "Pink" Hobbs was born 30 Dec 1875, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 31 Mar 1932, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Rankin Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

  5. 20.  Isaac Elmore Lockhart was born 0Dec 1842, Warren County, Tennessee (son of James William Lockhart and Anna Bond); died 30 Oct 1909, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Rankin Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

    Isaac married Nancy Johnson 15 Jul 1860, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee. Nancy (daughter of Malcolm Johnson and Cynthia Carlton) was born 0Dec 1842, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 10 Dec 1926, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Rankin Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  6. 21.  Nancy Johnson was born 0Dec 1842, Sequatchie County, Tennessee (daughter of Malcolm Johnson and Cynthia Carlton); died 10 Dec 1926, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Rankin Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Additional Information for Nancy /Johnson/

    Notes (1)

    BURIAL: Rankin Cemetery & Obituaries Annotated; 1996; Sara Agee Goins and Norma Dennis Hobbs; published by Goins and Hobbs Genealogy Society, Dunlap, Tennessee. p 18, #177; Nancy Johnson born Dec 1842 Died 10 Oct 1926; d/o Melcum and Cynthia (Carlton) Johnson. Buried with her husband, Isaac Lockhart born Dec 1842 and died 30 Oct 1909; s/o James L and Anna (Bond) Lockhart.

    CENSUS: 1860 US Census. Nancy Johnson living in Sequatchie, District 6, Tennessee. She is in the home of Lewis and Nancy Carlton with their son, W. L. The Carltons would be Nancy's grandparents.

    Children:
    1. 10. James Lafayette Lockhart was born 20 Feb 1865, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 20 Mar 1915, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Rankin Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

  7. 22.  Craven B. Waters was born 11 Mar 1849, Tennessee (son of Squire Waters and Rosanna LNU); died 2 May 1902, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Rankin Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

    Craven married Nancy J. Farley 23 Dec 1870, Cannon County, Tennessee. Nancy was born 0Oct 1853, Tennessee; died Bef 1953. [Group Sheet]


  8. 23.  Nancy J. Farley was born 0Oct 1853, Tennessee; died Bef 1953.
    Children:
    1. 11. Caroline Waters was born 22 Dec 1875, (Sequatchie County) Tennessee; died 11 Mar 1949, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Rankin Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

  9. 24.  William "Will" Harmon was born 26 Feb 1849, Sequatchie County, Tennessee (son of Jacob Byrd Harmon and Lucinda Louisa Elliott); died 6 Apr 1919, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Mansfield Cemetery No. 2, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

    William married Elva Jane Minton 27 Mar 1881, Sequatchie County, Tennessee. Elva (daughter of Joseph Minton and Elizabeth Smith) was born 14 Jan 1857, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 22 Oct 1938, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Mansfield Cemetery No. 2, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  10. 25.  Elva Jane Minton was born 14 Jan 1857, Sequatchie County, Tennessee (daughter of Joseph Minton and Elizabeth Smith); died 22 Oct 1938, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Mansfield Cemetery No. 2, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 12. Ezra Ernest "Ernest" Harmon was born 25 Oct 1882, Cagle, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 27 Dec 1939, Cagle, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried 29 Dec 1939, McGlothen Cemetery, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    2. Nora Harmon was born 2 Sep 1884, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 1 Sep 1924, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    3. Joseph L. Harmon was born 28 Oct 1886, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 17 Dec 1901, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Mansfield Cemetery No. 2, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    4. Ada Leeann Harmon was born 20 Jul 1889, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 30 Mar 1970, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Morton Memorial Cemetery akaTarlton Cemetery, Beersheba Springs, Grundy County, Tennessee.

  11. 26.  William Taylor "W.T." McGlothen was born 29 Feb 1845, Tennessee; died 12 Jan 1936, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried McGlothen Cemetery, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

    William — Myra Mariah Lockhart. Myra (daughter of James William Lockhart and Anna Bond) was born 4 Mar 1852, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 4 Mar 1936, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried McGlothen Cemetery, Sequatchie County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  12. 27.  Myra Mariah Lockhart was born 4 Mar 1852, Sequatchie County, Tennessee (daughter of James William Lockhart and Anna Bond); died 4 Mar 1936, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried McGlothen Cemetery, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 13. Myra Myrtle "Myrtle" McGlothen was born 25 Aug 1886, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 18 Dec 1971, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried McGlothen Cemetery, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

  13. 28.  Doc Mayburn Tate was born 8 Oct 1846, DeKalb County, Alabama; died 5 Aug 1923, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Cagle-Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

    Doc married Adelaide Dearing 5 Jul 1866, Warren County, Tennessee. Adelaide (daughter of William Lynch Smith Dearing and Mary Terry Harrison) was born 10 Mar 1843, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee; died 2 Jun 1932, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Cagle-Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  14. 29.  Adelaide Dearing was born 10 Mar 1843, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee (daughter of William Lynch Smith Dearing and Mary Terry Harrison); died 2 Jun 1932, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Cagle-Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 14. Martin Luther "Luther" Tate was born 24 Feb 1878, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 1 May 1938, Cagle Mountain, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Cagle-Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

  15. 30.  Houston Smith was born 3 Nov 1861, Sequatchie County, Tennessee (son of Malkijah Garrett "Garrett" Smith and Jane Hughes); died 27 Jan 1918, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Old Union Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

    Houston married Susannah "Susan" King 13 Aug 1881, Sequatchie County, Tennessee. Susannah was born 13 Sep 1862, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 27 Jan 1941, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Old Union Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  16. 31.  Susannah "Susan" King was born 13 Sep 1862, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 27 Jan 1941, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Old Union Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 15. Delilah E. Smith was born 24 Oct 1883, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 25 Jun 1965, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Cagle-Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.


Generation: 6

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

    Other Events:

    • Residence: 0___ 1826, White County, Tennessee

    Notes:

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

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

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

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

    Appears in the 1850 Wright Co.,MO Federal Census

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

    27 Mar 2011:

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

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

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

    Hello Sam.

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

    Thank you,

    David Hennessee
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    David,

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

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

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

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

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

    7 grandchildren

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

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

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

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

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


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

    Notes:

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

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

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

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

  3. 34.  Micajah Terry "Cager T." GillentineMicajah Terry "Cager T." Gillentine was born 8 Mar 1821, White County, Tennessee (son of John "Squire John" Gillentine and Mary "Polly" Martin); died 8 Feb 1905, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Farmer, Merchant
    • Census Name: M T Gilentine
    • Census Name: Micayah Gillentine
    • Military: "Texas Rangers"

    Notes:

    Served with the "Texas Rangers", 1862-65, under command of Capt. Salmon. See pension application.

    Was 5'6", fair complexion, black eyes, auburn hair.

    Fought against the Indians. Afterwards, lived in Stephensville, Texas until about 1890 and then moved to Eldorado, Oklahoma, where he was a merchant.

    Signed his application with "X". Application was refused because reviewer felt applicant was in a Confederate Regiment rather than in the Indian Wars.

    *

    more...

    From:
    To:
    Subject: My Turner/Gillentine line
    Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2002 3:07 AM

    In a message dated 08/25/2002 6:09:43 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
    schoolstuff@worldnet.att.net writes:


    Have attached the first two generations of the progenitor, Thomas, Sr. Maybe


    1. OPPS! David, there are no files attached and no data included on Thomas, Sr. I'm sure there will be new info. Would you please resend them?

    Sue


    Hi David,

    2. Thank you for the response. I surely wasn't trying to criticize you. I've just seen some of the Wiseman info about my family that is 100% wrong. And it's in print and is quoted. Like my grandfather's name: "Thacker Millard Turner." Then it says he was called "Thackery." That is absolutely a "Never happened." He was called "Old Thack" because my uncle was Thacker, Jr. There are people that I write to that accept the Wiseman book as gospel and the researchers as faultless. However, no one in my family was contacted regarding the book. The researchers surely did their best, but the errors frustrate me--especially when I see them on websites and I cannot get the people to correct them because they have the Wiseman book.

    On pg. 265 of the Wiseman Family and Allied Lines, it reads,

    "Thackery M. Turner b. 16 Nov 1890. [Thacker Millard Turner--birth date is OK.] It continues, "Grace A. Turner [Grace HELEN Turner]. They were married on the 25th of Nov 1914--not the 24th.

    As for the children of Micajah Terry Gillentine and Nancy Amanda Hennessee:

    1. Elizabeth Melvina AKA "Sis" b. 1844/5 + Audley Wiseman

    2. John Parker b. 2 Nov 1846 + Sarah Jane Richards--I correspond with a direct descendant of this line and have a xerox box full of documentation

    3. Harriet Melvina b. ca 1846-- I also have that she married 1 Jul 1863 in Warren Co., TN, but I don't know to whom.

    4. Rachel Jane b. 10 Dec 1849 married Charles Barnes, s/o Shoot "Esquire" Hillis and Elizabeth Ann "Betsey" Barnes. This is were Barnes's cousins actually stop speaking to each other. Please don't quote me about this.

    5. Martha Ann b. 10 Dec 1852 + Andrew Jackson Hennessee--her first cousin

    6. Mary Naomi b. 23 Mar 1855 + George Washington Wiseman

    7. Nancy Elizabeth b. 4 Jul 1857 who married first on 5 May 1877 to Patrick Moore Barnes, 9 years her senior. Patrick is the s/o John B. Barnes and Nancy Vickers. This must have been a very unhappy marriage for Nanny and she married my great-grandfather Thomas Elliott Turner. I have photos of both of them when they were young and I have never seen a more beautiful woman or handsome man. It must have been love at first sight.

    8. Thomas S. b. 2 Jan 1860 + Phoebe Earls

    9. William Mortimer "Mort" b. 1861 + Maxine Jane "Maxie" Martin.

    10. Margaret b. 26 Oct 1862 + James Irving "Tuck" Hillis. One of my Gillentine cousins is also a Hillis and a wonderful source of Hillis information.

    11. Samantha b. 26 Aug 1863 + William Clayborn Jennings.

    Back to the errors in the Wiseman book about my Grandfather Thacker Millard Turner's siblings:

    Children of Nancy Elizabeth Gillentine + Thomas Elliott Turner

    1. Nancy Lee Turner b. 1880 before my grandparents married and died in 1881. My 2nd great-grandparents, Micajah Terry Gillentine and Nancy Amanda Hennessee did not attend the child's funeral and this broke my great-grandmother's heart.

    2. Octa Lou Turner b. 20 Apr 1882 + Richard Newton "Newt" Buckley

    3. Kitty Ann Turner b. 10 Feb 1883 who married in 1904 to Orville Edwin Bunger b. 18 Dec 1887. My Uncle Orville is my Grandmother Grace Helen Bunger's brother. Three Turner's married three Bunger's. At one time, five Bunger's were engaged to 5 Turner's, but two of the engagements were broken.

    4. Henry Terry Lee Turner b. 1 Dec 1887 + Jim Belle Fasher  

    5. Essie Pearl Turner 11 Jan 1889 married in 1910 to Evart Lynn Bunger b. 4 Dec 1880. Please note the spelling of my Uncle Evart's first name. This is the second Turner-Bunger marriage.

    6. Thacker Millard Turner b. 16 Nov 1890 + Grace Helen Bunger b. 21 Aug 1888. This is the third Turner-Bunger marriage and these are my grandparents.

    7. Mary Jane "Mollie" Turner b. 14 Feb 1893 + Raymond Lewis Whatley

    8. Helen Victoria Turner b. 19 Aug 1895 + Ernest Clifton Reeves. [two e's in Reeves]

    9. Franklin Claudius [not Cloud!] Turner b. 20 Feb 1898 m. Fanny May "Major" Anderson.

    Well, this is good for today. I did write to Francis Gill who wrote another Gillentine book and my immediate family in that book is in error. I'm terrified when I put my info on disks for distribution that I'll have people pulling out their hair from my mistakes. At least there should be some good points to begin conversations.

    Thanks again for sharing info. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    : )

    Sue

    Military:
    Served with the "Texas Rangers", 1862-65, under command of Capt. Salmon. See pension application.

    Was 5'6", fair complexion, black eyes, auburn hair.

    Micajah married Nancy Amanda Hennessee 3 Feb 1845, Warren County, Tennessee. Nancy (daughter of Patrick S(amuel) "Paddy" Hennessee and Rachel (Ann) Wilcher) was born 1 Oct 1825, Warren County, Tennessee; died 19 May 1907, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111. [Group Sheet]


  4. 35.  Nancy Amanda HennesseeNancy Amanda Hennessee was born 1 Oct 1825, Warren County, Tennessee (daughter of Patrick S(amuel) "Paddy" Hennessee and Rachel (Ann) Wilcher); died 19 May 1907, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.

    Other Events:

    • Alt Birth: 19 Oct 1825, Warren County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    IGY lists her birth date as October 1, 1825...DAH.

    Sue Tiffany cites her middle-name...DAH

    Children:
    1. Harriet Malvina "Sis" Gillentine was born 0___ 1846, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 0___ 1880, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. John Parker Gillentine was born 2 Nov 1846, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 19 Aug 1875, Overton County, Tennessee.
    3. Rachel Jane "Babe" Gillentine was born 10 Dec 1849, Van Buren County, Tennessee; died 20 Mar 1903, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    4. 17. Martha Ann "Marthie" Gillentine was born 22 Dec 1851, Van Buren County, Tennessee; died 21 Dec 1935, Palmer, Grundy County, Tennessee; was buried Brown's Chapel Cemetery, Grundy County, Tennessee.
    5. Mary Naomi Gillentine was born 23 Mar 1855, Warren County, Tennessee; died 19 Dec 1937, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    6. Nancy Elizabeth "Nanny" Gillentine was born 1 Jul 1857, Warren County, Tennessee; died 24 Nov 1950, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona; was buried Tempe Double Butte Cemetery, Tempe, Maricopa County, Arizona.
    7. Thomas "Tommy" Gillentine was born 2 Jan 1860, Warren County, Tennessee; died 4 Jun 1924, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    8. William Mortimer "Mortimer" Gillentine was born 0___ 1861, Warren County, Tennessee; died 27 Jul 1947, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    9. Samantha Gillentine was born 20 Aug 1863, Warren County, Tennessee; died 19 Jun 1942, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    10. Margaret Gillentine was born 26 Oct 1868, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 3 Nov 1932, (Van Buren County, Tennessee); was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.

  5. 36.  Adrian Hobbs was born 0___ 1815, Grundy County, Tennessee (son of Ezekiel Hobbs and Nancy Northcutt).

    Adrian married Deida Smartt 0___ 1832. Deida was born 0Jun 1816, Rutherford County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1883, Sequatchie County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  6. 37.  Deida Smartt was born 0Jun 1816, Rutherford County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1883, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Click here to track her antecedents... https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/SRJX-8JW

    Children:
    1. 18. William H. Hobbs was born 3 Sep 1843, Tennessee; died 10 Sep 1897, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Hobbs Cemetery, Fredonia, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

  7. 40.  James William Lockhart was born 0___ 1823, North Carolina.

    James married Anna Bond 0___ 1842, Tennessee. Anna was born 0___ 1825, Tennessee; died 0___ 1900, Sequatchie County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  8. 41.  Anna Bond was born 0___ 1825, Tennessee; died 0___ 1900, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 20. Isaac Elmore Lockhart was born 0Dec 1842, Warren County, Tennessee; died 30 Oct 1909, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Rankin Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    2. 27. Myra Mariah Lockhart was born 4 Mar 1852, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 4 Mar 1936, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried McGlothen Cemetery, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

  9. 42.  Malcolm Johnson was born 0___ 1816, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee (son of Isaac Johnson and Nancy Hunter); died 9 Feb 1844, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

    Malcolm married Cynthia Carlton 0Feb 1841, (Dunlap) Tennessee. Cynthia was born 18 Dec 1818, Wilkes County, North Carolina; died Bef 1860, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  10. 43.  Cynthia Carlton was born 18 Dec 1818, Wilkes County, North Carolina; died Bef 1860, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 21. Nancy Johnson was born 0Dec 1842, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 10 Dec 1926, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Rankin Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

  11. 44.  Squire Waters was born 0___ 1802, Tennessee; died Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

    Squire married Rosanna LNU Abt 1825, Tennessee. Rosanna was born 0___ 1805, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  12. 45.  Rosanna LNU was born 0___ 1805, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 22. Craven B. Waters was born 11 Mar 1849, Tennessee; died 2 May 1902, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Rankin Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

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

  15. 50.  Joseph Minton was born 19 Jan 1814, (Sequatchie County) Tennessee (son of Richard Minton and Catherine LNU); died 18 Oct 1891, (Sequatchie County) Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer

    Joseph married Elizabeth Smith (1841), (Bledsoe County, Tennessee). Elizabeth (daughter of David Smith and Susannah "Susan" Handy) was born 0___ 1823, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; died 13 May 1882, (Sequatchie County) Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  16. 51.  Elizabeth Smith was born 0___ 1823, Bledsoe County, Tennessee (daughter of David Smith and Susannah "Susan" Handy); died 13 May 1882, (Sequatchie County) Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: housewife

    Children:
    1. Frankie Minton was born 1842, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    2. Thomas Jackson Minton was born 11 Sep 1846, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; died 12 Aug 1926, (Sequatchie County) Tennessee; was buried Old Union Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    3. 25. Elva Jane Minton was born 14 Jan 1857, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 22 Oct 1938, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Mansfield Cemetery No. 2, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    4. Tennessee Elizabeth "Tennie" Minton was born 0___ 1858, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 0Oct 1888, Dayton, Rhea County, Tennessee.

  17. 58.  William Lynch Smith Dearing was born 7 Apr 1796, Orange County, Virginia; died 12 Jun 1876, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Centerhill Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Click here to track his lineage... https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/SBWS-MXR

    William married Mary Terry Harrison 21 Aug 1817, Campbell County, Virginia. Mary was born 0Mar 1799; died 6 Sep 1864. [Group Sheet]


  18. 59.  Mary Terry Harrison was born 0Mar 1799; died 6 Sep 1864.

    Notes:

    Click here to track her lineage... http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~harrisonrep/Harrison/d0008/g0000043.html#I1860

    Children:
    1. Virginia Ann Dearing was born 3 Jul 1823, Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee; died 4 Dec 1908, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. 29. Adelaide Dearing was born 10 Mar 1843, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee; died 2 Jun 1932, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Cagle-Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

  19. 60.  Malkijah Garrett "Garrett" Smith was born 18 Jun 1824, Bledsoe County, Tennessee (son of David Smith and Susannah "Susan" Handy); died 18 May 1886, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; was buried Old Union Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer
    • Also Known As: M. G. Smith
    • Census Name: Garret Smith

    Notes:

    16 Aug 2008

    For more on this line, contact Donna Doty, Donna Sadler Doty; ddoty@bellsouth.net or go to http://bellsouthpwp.net/d/d/ddoty/

    Malkijah married Jane Hughes 1850, (Bledsoe County, Tennessee). Jane was born June 1830, Overton County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  20. 61.  Jane Hughes was born June 1830, Overton County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. John Smith was born 16 Aug 1853, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 28 Dec 1926, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried 29 Dec 1926, Old Union Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
    2. 30. Houston Smith was born 3 Nov 1861, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 27 Jan 1918, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried Old Union Cemetery, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.


Generation: 7

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

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

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

    Item First:

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

    Item Second:

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

    Item Third:

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

    Item Fourth:

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

    Item Fifth:

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

    Item Sixth:

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

    Item Seventh:

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

    Item 8:

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

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

    Item 2nd:

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

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

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

    Signed: James Hennessee

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

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

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    Individual Record FamilySearch™ Ancestral File v4.19

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

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

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

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

    circa 1830-1831:

    "CHANCERY of M'MINVILLE DECREES

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

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

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

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

    20 Jul 2008

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

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

    21 July 1815

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

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

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

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

    Turner Lane )

    Frances Hennessee )

    Joseph Smith ) Esqrs.

    Isaac Medkiff )

    Test- Jacob A. Lane. Clk.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    more...

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

    Select a year and view county line changes...

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

    Will:
    - Will recorded

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

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

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

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

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


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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

    Birth:
    or Amherst Co.,VA

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

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

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

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

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

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

    Re: Obediah Jennings of Claiborne/Warren TN

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

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


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

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

    A descendent took my wife and I out to that site in 1980. There are several big rocks in the area,-but there is no sign of individual grave marking any graves.Some family descendants think he might have used another name,in Virginia and that he was really Pleasant Obadiah Jennings. He did have a son named Pleasant who was killed by Yankees looking for deserters. I attached the the name of "The Surveyor" to our Obadiah to distinguish him from the Rev. Obadiah Jennings-a distinguished minister in Nashville who died the same year as Obadiah. He did surveying work in Warren Co.
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    Excerpted from "The Warren County,TN Will Book I", abstracted and compiled by Betty Moore Majors, p. 10:

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

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

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

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

    Executors Audley Harrison and William McGregor

    Witnesses: Haston S. Crim and Frances Cardwell."

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

    Documented Notes on Jennings and Allied Families by Doughtie

    Page 906

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

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

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

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

    3rd Association letter read and approved.

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

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

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

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


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

    Notes:

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

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

  5. 68.  John "Squire John" Gillentine was born 16 Nov 1797, Grainger County, Tennessee (son of Nicholas Gillentine and Elizabeth Jane Terry); died 2 Jul 1870, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Gillentine Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Merchant

    Notes:

    Squire John C. Gillentine #3332 born NOV 16 1797, Grainger Co., TN, occupation merchant, married (1) MAY 02, 1816, in White Co., TN, Mary "Polly" Martin #3333, born MAR 15 1790 in Virginia, STB daughter of a Martin father and a Ballard mother, died SEP 23 1832, (Warren Co., in Van Buren Co., TN where John had moved after leaving White Co., TN.

    My 3rd great-grandmother , Mary "Polly" Martin could only have died in White Co. or Van Buren Co. and I believe it was in Van Buren Co. that she died. I have no records of John in Warren Co. except that he built a turnpike there in 1847. He also built one in Van Buren Co. in 1847. He and his son Capt. Nicholas Martin Gillentine built turnpikes together until Nicholas left for Texas.

    From descendant Walter L. Hillis who maintains the cemetery where John and many of his family are buried: John came to Van Buren Co., TN early in eighteen hundred. He was the first Chairman of the Van Buren Co. Court. He and Harrison are buried in the Gillentine Cemetery located in the Piney Community of Van Buren Co. Joseph Arthur is buried in the Seitz Cemetery also in the Piney community.

    I have been maintaining the Gillentine Cemetery for the last few years. There are not many men descendants of Joseph Arthur left. There are not any Gillentine's left in Van Buren County, TN that I know of. If I can be of help, let me know. ), married (2) 27-NOV-1834, in (Van Buren Co.) TN, Margaret Parker #3334, born 09-MAY-1804, Grayson Co., VA, occupation seamstress, died 22-JUL-1895, (Van Buren Co.) TN, buried: 22-JUL-1895, Gillentine Cemetery, Van Buren Co., TN. John died JUL 02 1870, Van Buren Co., TN, buried: Gillentine Cemetery, Piney Community, Falls Creek State Park, Van Buren Co., TN. Note: check-out Van Buren County Marriage Book...DAH

    ...was one of the first settlers of the historic little town of Spencer. He figured largely in the affairs of his county. John Gillentine served as a justice of the peace for many years and was chairman of the county court for a long period of time. He was one of the promoters of Burritt College and the first president of the board of trustees of that college. He was a public-spirited man and did much to promote the civic affairs of his town and county.

    John Gillentine was reared in the Baptist faith. He belonged to that branch of the Baptists known in that country as "Hardshell Baptists." The Hardshell Baptist Church withdrew fellowship from him because he permitted the Separate Baptists to hold meetings in his house. After being dismissed from the Baptist Church he studied the Bible, and later became a member of the church of Christ. He reared his family in the fear of God and in the knowledge of his truth.

    The Gillentine family had left to it a rich legacy of a Christian father and mother.

    On April 24, 1843, John and Terry Gillentine sold a 96 acre tract to William Moore (who was a member and probably an elder at the Big Fork Baptist Church). This was part of the 139 acre tract on which Nicholas Gillentine (father of John & Terry) settled some time before 1812 (see map), on which the Big Fork Baptist Church was probably situated.

    John married Mary "Polly" Martin 2 May 1816, White County, Tennessee. Mary (daughter of FNU Martin and FNU Ballard) was born 15 Mar 1790, Virginia; died 23 Sep 1832, Van Buren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  6. 69.  Mary "Polly" Martin was born 15 Mar 1790, Virginia (daughter of FNU Martin and FNU Ballard); died 23 Sep 1832, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. Nicholas Martin Gillentine was born 13 Mar 1819, White County, Tennessee; died 8 Jan 1865, Johnsville, Erath County, Texas; was buried Beach Cemetery, Johnsville, Erath County, Texas.
    2. 34. Micajah Terry "Cager T." Gillentine was born 8 Mar 1821, White County, Tennessee; died 8 Feb 1905, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    3. Rachel Gillentine was born 9 Apr 1826, Dandridge, Jefferson County, Tennessee; died 22 Jul 1895.

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

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

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

    Occupation:
    property taxed at $2700

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

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


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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

    Excerpts from the will of Rachel Wilcher Hennessee...

    August 15, 1878

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

    to my grandson Philander Hennessee,

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

    daughter Nancy Gillentine,

    grandson Mortimer Pursley,

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

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

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

    Witnesses: Alexander Harrison and James Barnes.

    Signed: Rachel Hennessee

    end

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

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

    end

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

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

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

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

  9. 72.  Ezekiel Hobbs was born 0___ 1775, Commonwealth of Virginia (son of Vincent Hobbs and Hannah Shelby); died 0___ 1850.

    Ezekiel married Nancy Northcutt Warren County, Tennessee. Nancy (daughter of John Northcutt and Lyncia An Angling) was born 0___ 1779, Commonwealth of Virginia. [Group Sheet]


  10. 73.  Nancy Northcutt was born 0___ 1779, Commonwealth of Virginia (daughter of John Northcutt and Lyncia An Angling).

    Notes:

    Posted By: Gladys Shannon
    Email: gshannon@ardmore.net
    Subject: Re: Lychia England---1764-1868 VA-TN
    Post Date: December 05, 1998 at 07:58:04
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/england/messages/154.html
    Forum: England Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/england/

    Ammon
    Have we talked before regarding the England/Northcutt marriage and their descendants?
    To my knowledge at the present time, I am a descendant of Lychia (England) Northcutt's daughter, Nancy, who married Ezekiel Hobbs in either Warren or Grundy Co., TN.
    Would like to hear back from you, just use my private e-mail address.
    Thanks
    gladys




    Children:
    1. 36. Adrian Hobbs was born 0___ 1815, Grundy County, Tennessee.

  11. 84.  Isaac Johnson was born 1 Feb 1783; died Bef 1881, Marion County, Tennessee.

    Isaac married Nancy Hunter 0___ 1803, Tennessee. Nancy was born 13 Dec 1783, Commonwealth of Virginia; died 0___ 1850, (Marion County) Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  12. 85.  Nancy Hunter was born 13 Dec 1783, Commonwealth of Virginia; died 0___ 1850, (Marion County) Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Additional Information for Nancy /Hunter/

    Notes (1)

    BIOGRAPHY: 1850 US Census. Hiram and Jane Johnston living in Marion, District 1, Tennessee. Children in the home were: Milcomb, John, Nancy, Frances, and James. The family was living next to Frances J and Lucinda Johnson with their children: Martha, Nancy, Sarah, Daniel and Seth(?). Living in the Francis J home was Nancy Johnston (66yrs; VA) and Rebecca Johnston (65yrs, VA). Johnathan and Jincy Hatfield also on the same page. William and Patience Johnson on the following page.

    Children:
    1. 42. Malcolm Johnson was born 0___ 1816, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; died 9 Feb 1844, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee.

  13. 96.  William Harmon was born Abt 1765, North Carolina; died Bef 1840, (Bledsoe County, Tennessee).

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

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


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

    Tantalizing query...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please, can anyone help?

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

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

    ___________

    Several clues within this message...DAH

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

    Jacob Harmon of Virginia and Kenutcky

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

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

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

    28 Jun 2009

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

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

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

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


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

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

    Another possible antecedent for William...

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

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

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

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

    1790 Census North Carolina
    Rutherford County Morgan District

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

    ______

    David

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

    Three children at least by Jenny Gibson;

    1. Stephen Harmon (1779-1850).

    2. Samuel Harmon (1780-1845).

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

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

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

    5. Jacob Harmon.

    6. Israel Harmon.

    7. Rebecca Harmon.

    8. Lydia Harmon.

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

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

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

    Richard

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

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

    Hello Richard.

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

    David Hennessee

    800.327.3380 Voice

    866.746.3813 Fax

    www.thehennesseefamily.com

    info@classroomfurniture.com

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

    David

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Best regards Richard

    Hello Richard.

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

    Please telephone my cell number when you can and

    Thank you,
    David Hennessee
    800.327.3380 Voice
    561.352.1052 Cell
    866.746.3813 Fax
    www.classroomfurniture.com
    info@classroomfurniture.com
    'We make it easy...'

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

    David

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

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

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

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

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

    I will keep you posted.

    Best regards

    Richard

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

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

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

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

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

    Surname Origin: British Isles and Germany

    Alternate Surname Spellings: HERRMAN, HERMANN, HERMAN

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

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

    Surname: Harmon

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

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


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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

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

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

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

    Notes:

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

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

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

    Notes:

    Buried:
    Note: No Marker can be found

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


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

  17. 100.  Richard Minton was born 25 Mar 1786, Union County, South Carolina (son of Thomas Minton and Hannah LNU); died 1840-1850, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Posted By: Cindy Allen
    Email: cindy_1967@yahoo.com
    Subject: Re: Mintons in Bledsoe County, TN
    Post Date: June 02, 2009 at 08:12:11
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/minton/messages/1191.html
    Forum: Minton Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/minton/

    i am searching minton's in bledsoe county, tn. i have phoebe's parents as richard minton dob abt 1780 in sc and catherine dob abt 1790 in nc. their children were:

    joseph 1814
    susan 1818-1902 buried at pope cem. in bledsoe
    phoebe 1819-1910 buried at pope cem.
    elvy 1824

    i am searching joseph's line. would these be the same family as your susan and phoebe? if so would u have any information on richard and catherine.

    cindy allen

    cindy_1967@yahoo.com

    Richard — Catherine LNU. Catherine was born ~ 1790, North Carolina; died ~ 1850, Bledsoe County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  18. 101.  Catherine LNU was born ~ 1790, North Carolina; died ~ 1850, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 50. Joseph Minton was born 19 Jan 1814, (Sequatchie County) Tennessee; died 18 Oct 1891, (Sequatchie County) Tennessee.
    2. Susan Minton was born 0___ 1818, (Tennessee); died 0___ 1902, (Bledsoe County, Tennessee); was buried Pope Cemetery, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    3. Phoebe Minton was born 10 Mar 1819, Tennessee; died 4 Aug 1910, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; was buried Pope Cemetery, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.
    4. Elva Minton was born 0___ 1824, (Tennessee).

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

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

    "Smith,David 00011001/01111001"

    Notes for Susannah Handy...

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

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

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

    10 May 2006:

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

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

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


    First Generation

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

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

    The State VS. Skelton C. Standefer Misdemeanor

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

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

    P-381; 1839, David Smith VS Martha Standefer

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

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

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

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

    They had the following children:

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

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


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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

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

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

    27 Jun 2007

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    More clues to her possible ancestry;

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

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


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


Generation: 8

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

    David,

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

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

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

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

    If you need more, let me know

    Best regards,

    Nick

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

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

    Sincerely yours...

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

    16 Sep 2009:

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

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

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

    1790 Census North Carolina
    Burke County Morgan District

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

    *

    more...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    More content:

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

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

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

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

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

    *

    more...

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

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

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

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

    Later he was in Burke Co., NC.:

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

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

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

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

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

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

    item:

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

    Bedford County Militia, 1758 (part 2)

    Submitted by Gwen Hurst

    Transcribed from: Hening, William Waller

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

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

    More content:

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

    *

    More Content:

    PATRICK HENNESSEE

    INSIGHT FROM LAND GRANTS

    BURKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

    INTRODUCTION

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

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

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

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

    *

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

    PART I: HENNESSEE LAND GRANTS

    ROYAL GRANTS IN NORTH CAROLINA (1578-1777)


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

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

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

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

    INDIANS AND SPECULATION IN BURKE COUNTY (1752)


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

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

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

    EARLY SETTLEMENT IN BURKE COUNTY (1753-1776)


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

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

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


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

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

    "SQUATTERS" ON ROYAL LAND


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

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

    NORTH CAROLINA GRANTS TO HENNESSEES (1778-1898)


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

    INTRODUCTION TO PART II


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

    PART II: INSIGHT ABOUT PATRICK

    INTRODUCTION


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

    MAP OF HENNESSEE LAND GRANTS


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

    PATRICK'S NEIGHBORS (1771-1810)


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

    HOMESITE WISELY SELECTED


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

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

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

    PATRICK'S NORTH BANK GRANT


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

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

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

    PATRICK'S POSTERITY


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

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

    JAMES MARRIED AND MOVED WEST


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

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

    JOHN REMAINED IN BURKE COUNTY


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

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

    CONCLUSION


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

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

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

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

    More content:

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

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

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    More...

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

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

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

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

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    more...

    December 31, 2015;

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

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

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

    *

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Probate:
    Will proved by Thomas Lain...

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

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

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

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


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

    Notes:

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

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

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

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

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

    Hi, David:

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

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

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

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

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

    Cuz Nita

    26 Jun 2007

    Interesting tidbit re Thomas...

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

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

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

    Thomas Wilcher, TN

    Posted By:Cecile Harrell
    Email:
    Subject:Thomas Wilcher, TN
    Post Date:December 10, 1999 at 10:00:34
    Message URL:http://www.genforum.com/wilcher/messages/78.html
    Forum:Wilcher Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL:http://www.genforum.com/wilcher/

    Have recently received info that Thomas Wilcher, d. 8 Aug 1816 in Warren County, TN has been certified as a Revolutionary soldier. Have a little more info if anyone is interested.

    Cecile Harrell


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

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

    Early Wilchers...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    End.

    Abstraction from Thomas Bragg, 14 Apr 2005, Tom Bragg

    Thomas Wilcher, Sr.
    Anne Walton Wilcher

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

    Mother:

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

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

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

    Children:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    SALE OF PROPERTY OF THOS. WELCHER [WILCHER] DECEASED

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

    NOTICE:

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

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

    One tract of 90 acres, with 18 acres cleared:

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

    Executors:

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Will of Thomas Wilcher, Sr

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Signed Thomas Wilcher (Seal)

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

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

    State of Tennessee October Term 1816
    Warren County Court

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

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

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

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

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

    Early Wilchers

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

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

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

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

    Children:

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

    End

    10 Oct 2008:

    Abstracted from,

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

    WELCHIR, Thomas L., Warren-1812

    p. 207;

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

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

    p. 546;

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

    24 Jun 2009:

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

    Enumerated by Christian Shell:

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

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

    End.

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

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

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

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

    End.

    Joseph Wilcher Sr. Amherst Co., VA

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

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

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

    End.

    A summation of early Wilchers...

    Peggy,

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

    Brett (previous posting below)

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

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

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

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

    My challenges are:

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

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

    Later response...

    Hi Brett

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

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

    Thanks

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

    End.

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

    end

    Sat 3/11/2017 4:41 PM

    Hey cuz,

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

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

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

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

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


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

    and this on a John Kain:

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

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

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


    Another Hennessee and Cunningham marriage... Bible record:

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

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

    Love,
    Stef

    end

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

    Possessions:
    purchased 174 acres...

    Occupation:
    Appointed as an appraiser...

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

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

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

    Died:
    on Wilcher's Plantation...

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

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


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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

    Friday, March 10th, 2017:

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

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

    Allan

    to which I replied on the same day:

    "Oh, shit...

    I've got to do some diggin'"

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

    Saturday, March 11th, 2017:

    I have unlinked Nancy Anna "Ann" Walton,

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

    from the family William & Elizabeth Tilman Walton,

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

    because there is no proof of the relationship.

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

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

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

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

    Notes:

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

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

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

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

    Notes:

    12 Feb 2007:

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

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


    Clue-laden message citing possible siblings of Obediah;

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

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

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


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

    Can anyone place them with families in NC or VA?

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

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

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    Surname: Jennings

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

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

    (John — (Mary LNU). [Group Sheet]


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

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

    JESSE DODSON

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

    MINUTES OF BIG SPRING PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH

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

    Church Records for the Year 1800 - 1801

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Could he have had a daughter who married James Cunningham?

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

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

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

    3rd Association letter read and approved.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 25 Dec 1754, Pittsylvania County, Virginia

    Notes:

    Married:
    Ruth was his first cousin.

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

  9. 136.  Nicholas Gillentine was born 0___ 1776, Halifax County, Virginia (son of William G. Gillingtine and Margaret Hurt); died 8 May 1824, McNairy County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Military: War of 1812 Veteran

    Notes:

    TERRY-GILLENTINE CONNECTION
    SueTiffany@AOL.com

    I am looking for the parents of JANE ELIZABETH TERRY (or ELIZABETH JANE TERRY) was born ca 1777 possibly in Anson Co., North Carolina. I believe her mother's name was Elizabeth LEAKE/LAKE and that Jane was named for her and that Jane went by her middle name. Jane married NICHOLAS GILLENTINE born ca 1775 in Halifax, VA. (Bible records of his and JANE'S son TERRY GILLENTINE).

    Several records show JANE near or in the same town or mention her in the same paragraph as JOSEPH TERRY and JESSE TERRY in Tennessee (The Records of Pittsylvania County), but they do not state their relationship, if any.

    JANE ELIZABETH TERRY died 1 May 1859 in McNairy Co., Tennessee.
    NICHOLAS GILLENTINE died 8 May 1834 in McNairy Co., TN. Nicholas fought in the War of 1812. His parents were WILLIAM G. GILLENTINE and MARGARET HURT. (William Albert Gillentine's Bible) JANE ELIZABETH TERRY AND NICHOLAS GILLENTINE had the following children:

    1. JOHN GILLENTINE, Squire b. 16 Nov 1797, Grainger Co., TN m. MARY"POLLY" MARTIN.
    2. TERRY GILLENTINE b. 17 Apr 1799 in Van Buren Co., TN m. SARAH "SALLY" LEWIS.
    3. ELIZABETH GILLENTINE b. 5 Dec 1800 in TN m. JESSE HASTON.
    4. MARGARET GILLENTINE b. 8 Dec 1802 in TN m. ROBERT GAMBLE.
    5. MARY "POLLY" GILLENTINE b. 21 Feb 1805 in Spencer, TN m. BARKLEY M. BALLARD.
    6. RICHARD LEAK GILLENTINE (LEAK is a family name, but I haven't been able to connect with it yet.) b. 29 Jan 1806 in White Co., TN m. SIDNEY LIANA STOVALL.
    7. MARTHA GILLENTINE b. 12 Apr 1808 m. BENJAMIN JAMES SANDLIN.
    8. JOSEPH NICHOLAS GILLENTINE b. 18 Feb 1810 in White Co. TN. m. LOUISA BRUMBELOW.
    9. JANSEE (JANE) GILLENTINE b. 22 Dec 1811 d. 8 Jan 1812.
    10. ANNA GILLENTINE b. 9 Sept 1813, TN m. WILLIAM Y. LEE.
    11. SUSANNA J. GILLENTINE b. 27 Jan 1815 m. the REVEREND JESSE EVERETT HICKMAN.
    12. RACHEL GILLENTINE b. 16 Jul 1817 m. JOHN COLEMAN.
    13. SARAH SALLY GILLENTINE b. 29 Nov 1819, White Co., TN m. WILLIAM INGRAM.
    14. WILLIAM THROCKMORTON GILLENTINE b. 29 Oct 1822 TN.

    I've searched for JANES's parents for 40 years (since I was 12 years old).
    Some researchers have "suggested" JOSEPH TERRY and JUDITH CRAWFORD,
    JAMES TERRY m. to ELIZABETH LEAK, RICHARD LEAK TERRY, and JOHN TERRY who died in White Co., TN in 1831 as parents for JANE.

    I know the family has to be one who married into the LEAKS as that is a given name for several generations that follow Jane Elizabeth TERRY. Every given name in the family of JAMES TERRY and ELIZABETH LEAKE'S family is found in JANE ELIZABETH and NICHOLAS GILLENTINE's family. If you have any information that would help me connect my grandmother to her parents, I would be most appreciative. Also the NATHANIEL TERRY line that is married into the LEAKE line is possible.

    The information I have on JANE ELIZABETH is quite documented. Mr. EUGENE WISEMAN and his chief researcher, MARY ELIZABETH BARNES, GILLENTINE cousins to me, are very conscientous about their data.

    "NICHOLAS GILLENTINE, born 1776 in Halifax Co, died 8 May 1834 in NcNairy Co., TN. He married on 20 Oct 1796 to ELIZABETH JANE TERRY. (She was born ca 1777 and died 5 Jan 1839 in McNairy County, TN). The migration of this family can be documented by use of census and tax list records. In the 1799 tax list of Grainger Co, TN we find NICHOLAS, along with his CHISUM cousins. In 1804 NICHOLAS is in Knox Co., TN and by 1807 he, along with JESSE TERRY (kin to his wife?) and ELIJAH CHISUM is in White County, TN. The following account is from Memorable Historical Accounts of White County (TN) and Area, by E. G. Rogers (page 3) "The first court was held in the house of JOSEPH TERRY who also provided the convenience of a small log jail. In 1809, however, the Legislature passed as act establishing Sparta and providing that it should be the county seat of White County. Commissioners were elected to lay off the town. These were .... and NICHOLAS GILLENTINE."

    The 1820 Census of White Co., TN lists NICHOLAS GILLENTINE with 2 males 10 to 16, 1 male 16 to 26, 1 female 16 to 18, 1 female 26 to 45, and one female over 45. By 1825 the Hopewell Baptist Church near Danville, Alabama membership lists includes NICHOLAS GILLENTINE, SR., JANE GILLENTINE, RICHARD LEAK GILLENTINE, NICHOLAS GILLENTINE, JR., MARTHA GILLENTINE, and ANNE GILLENTINE.

    The 1830 Census of McNairy Co., TN gives NICHOLAS GILLENTINE 1 male 5 to 10, 1 male 20 to 30, and 1 male 50 to 60, 2 females 10 to 15, 1 female 50 to 60 and 1 female 60 to 70 (this last probably his mother MARGARET who did not die until 1834). The records of the Bethel Church of Christ in White Co., TN indicate that part of NICHOLAS's family remained in that area, since JOHN GILLENTINE, NICHOLAS's oldest son, and John's wife MARY are members of that church in 1825.

    The children of NICHOLAS AND ELIZABETH JANE (TERRY) GILLENTINE FROM THE TERRY GILLENTINE BIBLE are: JOHN GILLENTINE, CATHERYN GILLENTINE, ELIZABETH GILLENTINE, ELLEANOR GILLENTINE, ANNE GILLENTINE, etc."

    The Bible also shows births, marriages, and death dates. NICHOLAS's grandfather NICHOLAS GILLINGTON died testate leaving two wills and naming his children and some of his grandchildren. I have a transcript of his Will written and registered in Halifax County, VA, dated October 21, 1772.
    From the court records of Van Buren County (6 Apr 1840 to 3 Aug 1840) it is learned that the General Assembly of the United States established the County of Van Buren, and authorized Justices of the peace. JOHN GILLENTINE was appointed commissioner for the town of Spencer. He was chairman of the county Court for a long period, helped establish Burrett College and was president of its board of trustees. (from Burrett, our Alma Mater, by EFFIE GILLENTINE, pg. 22)

    Another cousin has access to the Bible Records of JOHN GILLENTINE, son of JANE and NICHOLAS and their children are again given. In King William County, VA NICHOLAS GILLENTINE (NICHOLAS GILLENTINE m. to ELIAZBETH JANE TERRY'S grandfather), Capt. THOMAS TERRY, Capt. JAMES TERRY, JOHN HURT, POWELL'S ford adj Maulden and Norment's line. NICHOLAS is again mentiond in Caroline Co., VA 1733/34 with THOMAS TERRY, JOSEPH TERRY AND JUDITH (CRAWFORD) TERRY.

    In 1740 NICHOLAS surveyor of road. In 1742 Caroline Co., NICHOLAS and wife, acknowledge their release of land to SAMUEL NORMENT, JAMES COLLINS, GEORGE TRIBBLE, JOHN MACGREGO, THOMAS TERRY AND JOHN HUBBARD. Amelia Co., VA 1743, NICHOLAS GILLENTINE, JOHN AND ANN BROWN, RICHARD ECHOLES, SAMUEL TERRY, HANCE HENDRICK, ELISHA ESTES, ABRAHAM HURT, THOMAS PREWET, STEPHEN COLLINS, BENJAMIN HENDRICK, JOHN CHISUM, JOHN HURT, WILLIAM ECHOLES, WILLIAM GOOCH, SQ. JOSEPH TERRY, JOHN GILLENTINE, ANN GILLENTINE. JOHN GILLENTINE appointed surveyor of road.

    Halifax Co, VA 1752 JOHN GUILLINTINE, RICHARD ECHOLLS, JAMES TERRY, Antrim Parish records; 1753 NATHANIEL TERRY, in 1754 JOHN GILLINGTON resigns his vestrymanship (page 124 of Vestry Book of Antrim Parish of Halifax Co., VA.
    Then part of a page is missing--it goes on JOSEPH COLLINS, SPILLSBEE, then
    JOHN GILLENTINE'S will, ISAAC MARTIN, JOHEPH ECKOLS, BENJAMIN HUBBARD, ELIZABETH TRIBBLE. In 1781 JOSEPH TERRY, MOSES TERRY, JAMES LEEK, CHAMP TERRY.

    Amelia Co, VA 1754 JOEL HURT came into court and chose GEORGE BOOKER for guardian, together with NICHOLAS GILLINGTINE, his security record bond (Order book 3 p. 176). WILLIAM HILLSMAN, JANE HENDRICK. 1755 at a court held Mar 27, 1755 JOHN HURT, orphan of JOHN HURT chose NICHOLAS GUILLINTON as his guardian (order book 4 p. I) WILLIAM HILLSMAN, WILLIAM ECHOLES.

    Halifax Co., VA 1775 William and Susanna Gillentine to Moza Hurt of Bedford Co., VA 1776 Halifax Co., NICHOLAS GILLENTINE, son of WILLIAM and MARGARET (HURT) GILLENTINE m. ELIZABETH JANE TERRY.

    1743 Amelia Co., VA Deed of land, from NICHOLAS GUILLINTINE to JOHN GUILLINTINE, ABRAHAM ECHOLLES. 1771 Amelia Co, VA Will book I, page 71 first will for NICHOLAS GILLINGTON Nov 2, 1771.

    These are court records researched by Mary Elizabeth Barnes. Perhaps this information sheds some light on JANE's parents. It certainly establishes a long relationship of the GILLENTINES with the TERRY family. I know the family has to be one who married into the Leaks as that is a given name. Every given name in James Terry and Elizabeth Leake's family is found in Jane Elizabeth and Nicholas Gillentine's family. If you have any information that would help me connect my grandmother to her parents, I would be most appreciative if you would share it with me. Also the Nathaniel Terry line that is married into the Leak line is possible.

    Do you have any TERRYS in your files? I would like to receive them because once I find Jane's parents, I'll probably need them! Any help? Ideas?

    It's all appreciated!

    Thanks, SueTiffany@AOL.com

    end

    Birth:
    View Map & History of Halifax County, Virginia ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halifax_County,_Virginia

    Nicholas married Elizabeth Jane Terry 20 Oct 1796, Halifax County, Virginia. Elizabeth (daughter of John Terry and Elizabeth Bounds) was born 0___ 1779, (Anson County) North Carolina; died 5 Jan 1839, McNairy County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  10. 137.  Elizabeth Jane Terry was born 0___ 1779, (Anson County) North Carolina (daughter of John Terry and Elizabeth Bounds); died 5 Jan 1839, McNairy County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Jane Elizabeth Terry
    • Alt Death: 1 May 1859, McNairy County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Married:
    View Map & History of Halifax County, Virginia ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halifax_County,_Virginia

    Children:
    1. 68. John "Squire John" Gillentine was born 16 Nov 1797, Grainger County, Tennessee; died 2 Jul 1870, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Gillentine Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    2. Terry Gillentine was born 17 Apr 1799, Grainger County, Tennessee; died 8 Nov 1886, Livingston, Overton County, Tennessee; was buried Goodhope Cemetery, Livingston, Overton County, Tennessee.
    3. Elizabeth Gillentine was born 5 Dec 1800, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 2 Feb 1847.
    4. Margaret Gillentine was born 8 Dec 1802, White County, Tennessee; died 22 Mar 1871, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Forsythe Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    5. Mary "Polly" Gillentine was born 21 Feb 1805, Spencer, Van Buren County, Tennessee; died 8 Feb 1848.
    6. Richard Leak Gillentine was born 29 Nov 1806, White County, Tennessee; died 17 Aug 1877, (Itawamba County) Mississippi; was buried Keyes Cemetery, Itawamba County, Mississippi.
    7. Martha Gillentine was born 12 Apr 1808, (Van Buren County) Tennessee.
    8. Joseph Nicholas Gillentine was born 18 Feb 1810, White County, Tennessee; died 16 Nov 1879, Texas.
    9. Jansee (Jane) Gillentine was born 22 Dec 1811, (White County) Tennessee; died 8 Jan 1812, (White County) Tennessee.
    10. Anna Gillentine was born 9 Sep 1813, (White County) Tennessee.
    11. Susanna J. Gillentine was born 27 Jan 1815, (White County) Tennessee; died 1 Aug 1869.
    12. Rachel Gillentine was born 16 Jul 1817, (White County) Tennessee; died 0Sep 1850.
    13. Sarah "Sally" Gillentine was born 29 Nov 1819, White County, Tennessee.
    14. William Throckmorton Gillentine was born 29 Oct 1822, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 0___ 1861.

  11. 138.  FNU Martin was born (Virginia); died (Virginia).

    FNU married FNU Ballard (Virginia). FNU was born (Virginia); died (Virginia). [Group Sheet]


  12. 139.  FNU Ballard was born (Virginia); died (Virginia).
    Children:
    1. 69. Mary "Polly" Martin was born 15 Mar 1790, Virginia; died 23 Sep 1832, Van Buren County, Tennessee.

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

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

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

    Item First:

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

    Item Second:

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

    Item Third:

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

    Item Fourth:

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

    Item Fifth:

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

    Item Sixth:

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

    Item Seventh:

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

    Item 8:

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

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

    Item 2nd:

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

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

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

    Signed: James Hennessee

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

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

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

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

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

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

    circa 1830-1831:

    "CHANCERY of M'MINVILLE DECREES

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

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

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

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

    20 Jul 2008

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

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

    21 July 1815

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

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

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

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

    Turner Lane )

    Frances Hennessee )

    Joseph Smith ) Esqrs.

    Isaac Medkiff )

    Test- Jacob A. Lane. Clk.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    more...

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

    Select a year and view county line changes...

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

    Will:
    - Will recorded

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

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

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

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

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


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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

    Birth:
    or Amherst Co.,VA

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

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

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

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

  15. 144.  Vincent Hobbs was born (CIRCA 1750), (VA.

    Vincent married Hannah Shelby (Virginia). Hannah was born (CIRCA 1775), (VA. [Group Sheet]


  16. 145.  Hannah Shelby was born (CIRCA 1775), (VA.
    Children:
    1. 72. Ezekiel Hobbs was born 0___ 1775, Commonwealth of Virginia; died 0___ 1850.

  17. 146.  John Northcutt was born 0___ 1757, Lee County, Virginia; died 9 Jan 1815, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Military: War of 1812 Veteran

    Notes:

    6 Dec 2009

    Go to: http://mysite.verizon.net/restt99e/migen1.html for a more complete registry of John Northcutt's issue...DAH January 8, 2016: This link is now broken...

    Died:
    of pneumonia - infected during the 1812 War

    John married Lyncia An Angling 0___ 1778, Commonwealth of Virginia. Lyncia (daughter of Richard England and unnamed spouse) was born 10 Jan 1764, Commonwealth of Virginia; died 25 Sep 1868, Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  18. 147.  Lyncia An Angling was born 10 Jan 1764, Commonwealth of Virginia (daughter of Richard England and unnamed spouse); died 25 Sep 1868, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Lychia England

    Notes:

    Born in Virginia, USA on 1758 to Richard England. Lyncia married John Northcutt and had 10 children. She passed away on 1825 in Tennessee, USA.

    Family Members

    Parents

    Richard England
    Unavailable

    Spouse(s)
    John Northcutt
    1756-1815

    Children

    John Northcutt
    1796-1815
    Mina Northcutt
    1801-1852
    Nancy Northcutt
    1780-1850
    William Northcutt
    1782-Unknown
    James Northcutt
    1784-1886
    Isaac B Northcutt
    1795-1850
    Richard Northcutt
    1780-1815
    Archibald Northcutt
    1796-1843
    Adrian Northcutt
    1799-1869
    Virginia Northcutt

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    Posted By: Ammon Stotts
    Email: ammonstotts@sprintmail.com
    Subject: Lychia England---1764-1868 VA-TN
    Post Date: October 19, 1998 at 11:08:02
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/england/messages/126.html
    Forum: England Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/england/


    I'm looking for info on Lychia or Lynchia England. As far as I know she was born in 1764 in VA (possibly in or around Lee Co., VA). She married a John Northcut(t) and eventually wound up in Warren/Grundy Counties of TN. I am descended from two or her daughters and would love to know who her parents or beyond were.

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    Children:
    1. 73. Nancy Northcutt was born 0___ 1779, Commonwealth of Virginia.
    2. Elizabeth Northcutt was born 1795, Commonwealth of Virginia.
    3. Adrian Northcutt was born 13 Oct 1799, Commonwealth of Virginia; died 19 Jan 1869, Grundy County, Tennessee; was buried Armstrong Church Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.

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

    Other Events:

    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot

    Notes:

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

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

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






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

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


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

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Miriam Leath

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

  21. 200.  Thomas Minton

    Notes:

    http://boards.ancestry.com/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=265&p=surnames.minton

    The Richard Minton you are searching for was probably born 3-25-1786. His parents were Thomas & Hannah Minton. All were quakers & Richard and 3 sisters were dis-owned by father for marrying out of "unity". They left SC due to slavery issue. Contact me at johnreid1@msn.com if you think this the right Richard and I will give you what other info I have. Have a nice day. John

    Thomas — Hannah LNU. [Group Sheet]


  22. 201.  Hannah LNU
    Children:
    1. 100. Richard Minton was born 25 Mar 1786, Union County, South Carolina; died 1840-1850, Bledsoe County, Tennessee.