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39801 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Jaco, Jimmy Dewan (I39567)
39802 Well, you (unnamed correspondant) are mostly accurate concerning the Girlington name and the info on Thurland, but not quite.

The original name was Gyrlyngton and S L O W L Y became Girlington and finally after the 1800 US census, Gillentine.The name Gyrlyngton was, according to The Yorkshire Place Name Society has identified the Gyrlyngton family to have derived it's name from the "tun" or "town" of Gyrla, a Saxon settlement of early Yorkshire prior to the Norman invasion. This was also a period of time before surnames were used. The first recorded Gyrlyngton was Waleran De Gyrlyngton b: abt. 1058 . Waleran was Lord of Gyrlyngton-juxta-Wycliffe near Richmondshire during the reigns of Henry I and Stephen (1100-1154).Waleran may well have been a descendant of one of William the Conqueror's invading Normans, most of whom were given land for their support.

As for Thurland Castle:

Sir John Girlington, b: 1560, was Lord of Hackforth and Hutton Longvillers in Richmondshire. He exchanged the manor of Hutton Longvillers with Francis Tunstall of Wycliffe in Lancashire for the castle and manor of Thurland and the manor and advows on of the Church of Tunstall in 1605. He died in Thurland Castle on 28 Feb.1613. Before his death, he conveyed the Manor of Hackforth to his brother Thomas.

Sir John Girlington (son of Nicholas)b: July 19, 1613 at Kirkby, Malham, Yorkshire, d: March 1645 in Melton Mobray, England +Katherine Girlington (his 5th cousin - daughter of William Girlington) b: 1617 in Southcave, Yorkshire. Made knight, major general, and sheriff of Lancshire by Charles I on the 6th of June, 1642. Killed in the King's Service at Melton Mowbray (may have actually died a few weeks later due to gange green from a musket ball in his foot). He became heir to the family fortunes after the death of his brother Josias in youth. Like all his predecessors, he was a Roman Catholic; therefore a staunch supporter of Charles I during the English Civil War. After a seven week siege on the castle, he surrendered Thurland Castle to the Protestant Parlimentary forces who backed the Cromwell lead Civil War / Revolt - approximately in 1644.

Sir John's son was the last Girlington to actually inhabit the castle or the castle grounds.John Girlington b: July 9, 1634d: 1706 m: abt 1674 +Margaret Duckett b: abt 1638, Westmoreland, England.Apparently allowed to reside in Thurland Castle for some time after the war ended.However, most likely lost nobility title and ownership of the castle and lands.Margaret was pledged to Sir John Girlington's male heir as part of an alliance between the Bellingham/Duckett families and the Girlington families.Bellingham was strategically located near the Scottish border to the north. (Margaret was John's 1st wife and Nicholas was the only child. She most likely died in childbirth or from complications shortly thereafter.2d wife Margaret Curven produced 5 daughters)Ironically, Margaret Duckett was a descendant of the Tunstall and Bellingham families.The Tunstalls were the original owners of Thurland Castle, as well as the original grant of 1004 acres around the castle.What's more ironic, after the leases to the castle paid of the fines on Margaret and John Girlington for being "Jacobites" (supporters of James II and the Stewart line), John was allowed to live on the grounds but not in the castle ... the Tunstall family was eventually granted back the castle.John Girlington died almost penniless.The only recognition remaining today of the Girlington family and Thurland castle is a small gold plaque that the friars placed in the small church on the Thurland grounds .. it merely bares his name, birth in 1634, Lord of Thurland Castle, and that he died in 1706.

So as castles go, the Girlington family actually lived in Thurland for a relatively short period ... 1605 to sometime before 1706.

Yes, Nicholas did have a drawing of the remaining wing. Since he was born some years after the siege destroyed the rest of the castle, that wing is all he knew.It was the billiard room, what we would call a den, dining hall, smaller ante rooms, and a kitchen on the first floor.The upstairs area of that wing was merely sleeping quarters.I have a reprint of that drawing (first floor only).

Today, the castle has been rennovated into apartments.The apartments are 3 and 4 bedroom settings.The price range is between $500,000 and $1,000,000 US.The first person to purchase a 4 bedroom unit will be declared Lord of the Manor.

Oh, the sources for the information:

"The Dictionary of National Biography", by Sir George Smith, Oxford University Press, 1882, reprinted 1917
"The History of the County Palatine and Duchy of Lancaster", by Edward Baines, Esq., George Rutledge and Sons, 1870
"Americans of Royal Descent", by Charles H. Browning, American Historical Association, 1905
"Our Royal and Noble Ancestry", by Patrick Moran (Tunstall lineage descendant), 1992
"The Victoria History of the County of Lancaster", by William Farrer, Phd Literature and J Brownbill, Master of Arts, Constable and Company 1914
"The Buildings of England - Lancaster and the Rural North" by Nikolaus Pevsner, Penguin Books, 1904
and my all time favorite (just by title alone)
"An History of Richmondshire in the North Riding of the County of York; Together with Those Parts of the Everwicschire of Domesday Which Form the Wapentakes of Lonsdale, Ewecross and Amunderness, in the Counties of York, Lancaster and Westmoreland" by Thomas Dunham Whitaker, LLD FSA Vicar of Whalley and Blackburn, in Lancashire, in two volumnes. Hurst, Robinson and Company, 1823

Hope this gives some of you some additional insight to our Gyrlyngton, Girlington, Gillentine (rhymes with wine ... not teen) family.

Girlington, Sir John (I32349)
39803 Well-liked fella and set in his way. Died of lung cancer. Per Dorothy Griffith Hennessee.

Separated from Eva before SAH was born. 
Hennessee, Samuel Alford "Sammie" (I1011)
39804 Went to Texas with brother, Geoge, about 1880...Almetia Cunningham. Cunningham, Franklin Pierce (I18524)
39805 Went from Florida to Texas. Started a school in Dallas, still in existence. Clontz, Michael Asbury (I9639)
39806 Went in Texas in 1836...Margaret Sinclair

Vaughan, Alberto (I24242)
39807 Went over to White County. Will was written in 1848. His children were cross indexed in the 1850 & 1860 White County Census living with Levi Sparks.

White County Court Records, Book 1841-1851, p. 25; Hennessee, James: Year's provisions for widow & family, 30 April 1846, Will."

Appears in 1840 Tennessee Census. 
Hennessee, James W(ilcher) I. (I160)
39808 Went to Alabama. Cantrell, Joseph F. (I8280)
39809 Went to Atlanta,GA and opened a dry goods store. Returned after 3 years. Died of TB at 37. Hennessee, John Thomas (I873)
39810 Went to Bell Co.,TX...A. C. Hillis Hillis, Stephen H. (I22225)
39811 Went to Bell County,Texas. Gribble, William Carroll (I7275)
39812 Went to California...Norman Clontz. Clontz, C. E. (I10525)
39813 Went to DeKalb Co.,TN. Was county official in Lauderdale Co.,AL: 1828-31. Womack, John Burgess (I4475)
39814 Went to Detroit area during the 20's to find work. Information on this family provided by James, Jr.

Enumerated as a, "Lodger" during the 1940 census...DAH 
Hennessee, James Clifty Sr. (I3064)
39815 Went to Georgia Tech. Now lives in Cupertino,CA. Jackson, Albert Howard (I1527)
39816 Went to Kansas circa 1880...Margie Tucker.

Byars, Nathan (I5798)
39817 Went to Limestone Co., AL, after death of Tabitha... Turner, Alexander L(ouie) (I1517)
39818 Went to Mississippi...Barnes Family Notes. Webb, Levander Poper (I13569)
39819 Went to Missouri. According to Claude Hennessee, "JD" had the power to remove warts.

Married his second cousin...DAH.

Unknown sources tell us that "Drake" given him by his first wife. 
Hennessee, John B. "Drake" (I434)
39820 Went to Missouri...Warren Cantrell. Cantrell, John Marmaduke "Duke" (I8903)
39821 Went to NC and founded a successful lumber company. Angie Colburn Hennessee remembers him as being like "Col.Sanders". White-haired, portly and very gentle.

He and Stella started, "The Hennessee Foundation", a charitable organization... 
Hennessee, Woody Clifton (I880)
39822 Went to Nebraska...

November 11, 2015: No further records found...DAH 
Swindell, John D(enton) (I28727)
39823 Went to Oklahoma at the turn of the century...Nancy Clontz.

Had 1 child, Carlos Kane, married, divorced, and had no issue. 
Clontz, Rufus Bunyon (I9653)
39824 Went to Oklahoma...
C.S.A., 35th Regiment, Company "B". 
Hayes, Elmore C. (I3504)
39825 Went to prison for killing Howard Reynolds. "Jim Peck" came home and found him in bed with wife, Faye. Proceeded to shoot them both. Was sent to prison and died in the McAlister State Penatitiary.

Ruth Harrison Hennessee Interview | 5 Mar 2011 | 580.353.0934. She is amazing - still "sharp as a tack" and remembers so much of her Hennessee & Harrison families. What a wealth of information...will continue my interviews with her.

Ruth was friends with Helen, daughter of his 2nd marriage, and tells me that Jim Peck was mean and abusive - understatement as he later murdered Faye and Howard Reynolds in the Lee Street residence.

Faye's children were adopted - still searching for any of these descendants...DAH

19 Jan 2013

Laura Lee Piccolotto found and has provided the trial syllabus for "Jim Peck" and is a very interesting and revealing read...

Hennessee v State
1936 OK CR 11
54 P.2d 217
58 Okl.Cr. 407
Decided: 01/17/1936
Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals 
Hennessee, James Barney "Jim Peck" (I1375)
39826 Went to Rossville,GA.
Probably a diminutive of "Levi". 
Hennessee, Livvie Floyd (I2719)
39827 Went to Rossville,GA. Hennessee, Pearl (I665)
39828 Went to Rossville,GA. Hennessee, Bettie Elizabeth (I2717)
39829 Went to Shelbyville,AR. The Delinquent Taxpayers List, White Co.,TN - 1848; lists, "Henry Hennisee, Moved...Sworn in open Court, December 4, 1848, G.G.Dibrell, Clerk & W.M.Anderson, Tax Collector." Hennessee, Henry D(avid) (I103)
39830 Went to Tennessee...Christy Cantrell, John (I4020)
39831 Went to Texas and returned in a covered wagon...Nannie Byars. Byars, James Henry "Jim" (I2948)
39832 Went to Texas when he was 13...Doris Byars. Byars, William Franklin (I8960)
39833 Went to Texas. Nfr. Martin, George W. Jr. (I8770)
39834 Went to Texas...A. C. Hillis Fleming, George (I23311)
39835 Went to Texas...Lila Denton Garth, Thomas William (I10956)
39836 Went to Texas...Shirley Barnes. Barnes, Robert Lyman (I1405)
39837 Went to the Chattanooga area...Edith Green Rowland. Hennessee, Mary Francis "Francis" (I1859)
39838 Went to Washington State and worked with Dalton Co. for years, veteran of WWI.

Arrived in Kenedy,TX in 1923, selling insurance.

No children.

Called before the McMinnville Draft Board, August 10, 1917, for a physical examination. 
Hennessee, Edwin Wallace (I203)
39839 Went to White County about 1880...Tucker Mullican, Jeremiah "Jerry" (I14877)
39840 Went to Wise Co.,TX...Tompkins Christian, Fidello (I26400)
39841 Went West to Texas...Makris Humphrey, William (I25236)
39842 Went west. Married. Nfr.
Identified as "Richard" in 1860 Warren Census...DAH. 
Jennings, Alexander Muncy (I8773)
39843 Went west...


No. Soldier Name Side Function Regiment Name
1 Hennessee, James C. Confederate Infantry 35th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (5th Infantry) (1st Mountain Rifle Regiment) 
Hennessee, James C. (I131)
39844 Went West...Almetia Cunningham. Cunningham, George Washington (I18521)
39845 Went with his parents to DeKalb Co. Had a finger shot off in the Seminole War.
Believe him to administrator to his father's estate. Ref DeKalb County,TN
Settlement Book, 1846-1856, p. 5...DAH 
Cantrell, James (I4088)
39846 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Hennessee, Grover "Pa-Paw" (I2279)
39847 Wes Dodson cites her name as "Crouch"...DAH. Cope, Sarah (I6481)
39848 Wes Dodson cites this family as "McRamsey"...DAH.
May be the same "David Ramsey" enumerated in 1840 Marion Co.,TN,Census,p. 16. 
Ramsey, David (I6474)
39849 Wes Dodson identifies her as "Frankie Richardson Scott"...Peggy Allison
ID'd in VB Marriage Records,p. 8, as "Frances Overturf"...DAH
Unmarked gravesite... 
Overturf, Frances "Franky" (I22197)
39850 Wes Dodson identifies her as "Nancy", the second wife...DAH. Logue, Nancy Jane "Jane" (I2771)
39851 Wes Dodson identifies her as a child of this marriage however, given her
birth-date, appears more likely she is a daughter of Rebecca...DAH 
Hillis, Nancy (I22045)
39852 Wes Dodson identifies her as, "Eulitia", daughter of Isom Dykes and Prudence
Dykes, Hannah (I12505)
39853 Wes Dodson identifies him as "Asa"...DAH. Cantrell, Asa Monroe "Monroe" (I4859)
39854 Wes Dodson identifies him as "John". Note the age disparity between him and Lucy. Perhaps this was a second marriage for him. Think it likely that the ENGLAND & WILCHER families pioneered Middle Tennessee in tandem, circa 1800...

Posted By: Nancy Lewis
Subject: Joseph England b 12-25-1762 VA
Post Date: April 21, 2000 at 13:43:57
Message URL:
Forum: England Family Genealogy Forum
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Have Joseph b in New Kent Co. Va ..enlisted Rev. War Surry Co NC - moved C1780 to Catawba River, Burke Co., NC and 1827 moved to Anderson Co. NC. Applied for Rev war Pension 2-27-1833 from Anderson Co., Tn and living with "unnamed" son.

Last info was 1820 census - Looking for a death date...any will/estate left and if he had a brother named Charles (possibly a Rev. Soldier as well).


Anyone have a will, death date or information if Charles is related?

Thanks much - Nancy


England, Joseph (I3799)
39855 Wes Dodson keeps referring to him as "John Davey"...DAH. Templeton, John David (I3717)
39856 Wes Dodson notes a wife, "Sarah Christian"...DAH Evans, Jacob (I16725)
39857 Wes Dodson notes her as, "Louisa Webb Creely (Thomas) Stipes"...DAH.
CRELIA/CREELY not found in Van Buren marriage records...DAH
Enumerated with her presumed father-in-law during 1850 Van Buren census...DAH

Webb, Lou(v)isa or Levicey (I5846)
39858 Wes Dodson reports that his wife was Milly Flemings...DAH. Hitchcock, George (I5988)
39859 Wes Dodson's Notebook No. 1, copied from Catherine Lynn & "DODSON", p. 3-B Source (S17984)
39860 Wes Dodson's Notebook No. 1, copied from Catherine Lynn, 1850 Van Buren
Census, p. 28 
Source (S14350)
39861 Wes Dodson's Notebook No. 1, copied from Catherine Lynn,1870 Warren
Census, p. 113,1900 Van Buren Census,p. 79 
Source (S17775)
39862 Wes Dodson's Notebook No. 1, copied from Catherine Lynn.
1880 Warren County Census, p. 69 
Source (S18023)
39863 Wes Dodson's Notebook No. 1, copied from Catherine Lynn.
Warren County,TN Will Books 1-3, p. 163 
Source (S38405)
39864 Wes Dodson's Notebook No. 1, copied from Catherine Lynn.
WC Cemetery List - Book II, p. 161
Larry McGregor, 
Source (S17908)
39865 Wes Dodson's Notebook No. 1, copied from Catherine Lynn.
WC Cemetery List - Book II, p. 161 
Source (S17910)
39866 Wes Dodson's Notebook No. 1, copied from Catherine Lynn.
WC Cemetery List, Book II, p. 110 
Source (S40655)
39867 Wes Dodson's Notebook No. 2, copied from Catherine Lynn,1850 White County
Census, p. 17 
Source (S18053)
39868 Wes Dodson's Notebook No. 2, copied from Catherine Lynn.
WC Cemetery List - Book II, p. 163 
Source (S15528)
39869 Wes Dodson's Notebook No. 3, copied from Catherine Lynn,AC Hillis' notes Source (S17808)
39870 Wes Dodson's Notebook No. 3, copied from Catherine Lynn,AC Hillis' Notes Source (S17815)
39871 Wes Dodson's Notebook No. 3,copied from Catherine Lynn and "Hillis",Chapter I,
by Peggy Allison 
Source (S7953)
39872 Wesley Dodson's Notes Source (S1623)
39873 Wesley Dodson, "The Smiths are Irish. Larkin Smith came from VA to TN...".
Deed Book of Amherst County, Virginia, p. 9:
"16 Sep 1746 LARKIN SMITH & wife MARY to CHAS. LYNCH"
Warren Cantrell mentions a Larkin SMITH, Jr...DAH 
Smith, Colonel Larkin (I3410)
39874 Wesley Estes and wife Mary. Susannah, believed to be their daughter, married William Malone Jr. Their daughter Mary Ann Malone married Charner S. Greer (1836-1922). Their daughter Aurelia A. Greer married John C. Betenbaugh. Their daughter Mary M. Betenbaugh (18971987) married Rufus T. Holcomb. They were my grandparents.


Brent Holcomb 
Estes, Wesley (I37319)
39875 Wesley G. McClarren | 15 Jun 1995 | Family Group Records | 405 Whispering Drive,Spring Hill,TN 37174 Source (S1152)
39876 WestCare honors Hennessees

Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 2:00 pm

An April 24 reception was held at Harris Regional Hospital honoring the generosity and dedication of the Hennessee family and remembering Dot Hennessee McDonald, who recently passed away.

McDonald was an avid supporter of the spiritual care and chaplaincy program at WestCare, helping to establish the program in the 1980s.

"As an organization, WestCare is privileged to have the support of the Hennessee family and was pleased to honor them," said Lucretia Stargell, WestCare’s director of communications.

Hennessee, Dortha Lucille "Dot" (I2464)
39877 Western Virginia... Cantrell, Joseph (I3985)
39878 Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly Gothic abbey church in the City of Westminster, London, just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. It is one of the United Kingdom's most notable religious buildings and the traditional place of coronation and burial site for English and, later, British monarchs. Between 1540 and 1556 the abbey had the status of a cathedral. Since 1560, however, the building is no longer an abbey nor a cathedral, having instead the status of a Church of England "Royal Peculiar"—a church responsible directly to the sovereign. The building itself is the original abbey church.

According to a tradition first reported by Sulcard in about 1080, a church was founded at the site (then known as Thorn Ey (Thorn Island)) in the 7th century, at the time of Mellitus, a Bishop of London. Construction of the present church began in 1245, on the orders of King Henry III.

Photo & maps ... 
Edward III King of England (I37408)
39879 Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly Gothic abbey church in the City of Westminster, London, located just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. It is one of the most notable religious buildings in the United Kingdom and has been the traditional place of coronation and burial site for English and, later, British monarchs. Between 1540 and 1556 the abbey had the status of a cathedral. Since 1560, however, the building is no longer an abbey nor a cathedral, having instead the status of a Church of England "Royal Peculiar"—a church responsible directly to the sovereign. The building itself is the original abbey church.

According to a tradition first reported by Sulcard in about 1080, a church was founded at the site (then known as Thorn Ey (Thorn Island)) in the 7th century, at the time of Mellitus, a Bishop of London. Construction of the present church began in 1245, on the orders of King Henry III.

Since 1066, when Harold Godwinson and William the Conqueror were crowned, the coronations of English and British monarchs have been held there. There have been at least 16 royal weddings at the abbey since 1100. Two were of reigning monarchs (Henry I and Richard II), although, before 1919, there had been none for some 500 years.

more ... 
Family F15824
39880 Westmorland was twice married: first (before 1370) to Margaret, daughter of Hugh, second earl of Stafford (d. 1386); and, secondly (before 20 Feb. 1397), to Joan Beaufort, daughter of John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster, by Catherine Swynford, and widow of Sir Robert Ferrers. She survived him, dying on 13 Nov. 1440 and being buried in Lincoln Cathedral, though her effigy is also on her husband's tomb at Staindrop.

The inscription on her monument is quoted by Swallow (p. 137). Joan had some taste for literature. Thomas Hoccleve [q. v.] dedicated a volume of his works to her, and we hear of her lending the 'Chronicles of Jerusalem' and the 'Voyage of Godfrey Bouillon' to her nephew, Henry V (Fœdera, x. 317).

Neville, Sir Ralph Knight, 1st Earl of Westmorland (I37041)
39881 Westmorland's children by his first wife were: (1) John, who fought in France and on the Scottish borders, and died before his father (1423); he married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Holland, earl of Kent, and their son Ralph succeeded his grandfather as second Earl of Westmorland in 1425 (see below). Neville, Sir John II, Knight (I41183)
39882 Weston,Dickie Lee Parris;FGR,2204 Surrey Lane,Bossier City,LA 71111,
Tel: 318/747-3555 
Source (S28095)
39883 Whaley Newby
Born about 1734 in Lancaster, Virginia, USAmap
Son of Henry Newby I and Mary Whaley
Brother of Henry Newby II, William Newby, Ozwald Henry Newby, James Newby, Sarah Newby, Hannah Newby and William Newby
Husband of Elizabeth Thompson — married 1771 in Louisa City, Virginiamap
Father of Thompson Newby
Died Sep 1796 in Simpson, Kentucky, USAmap
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Two sources note 1721 as birth year. Have also seen b. 1717 & 1741.


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Newby, Whaley (I38107)
39884 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

Wilcher, Rachel (Ann) (I166)
39885 What would Mary Ann have thought if she knew she came from English & European nobility?...DAH Luna, Mary Ann (I6377)
39886 Whedbee,Jackie;Pedigree;;1 Dec 99 Source (S19145)
39887 When A.C. was about 12, the family moved to either Mountain Grove or St. Jo, Missouri. AC came to TX (Dallas Co.) in 1889. AC never owned any land in Dallas Co. TX. AC and Sarah bought a farm in Cash, OK where they lived about 3 years. Because of health issues, AC and Sarah sold the farm and moved into Lawton, Comanche Co., OK.

Randy Boney says that the horse AC rode to Texas was called Nettie. Nettie was 27 Years old when she died. Every year on Nettie's birthday Sarah baked her a cake.

end of bio 
Hennessee, Audley Claybourn "Uncle Edd" (I437)
39888 When asked why her children were named Hembree (and not Knowles), her great-granddaughter said:

Mary Jane and EY were never married and she wanted all the children to carry her name since the Hembree males had been murdered or killed off. At least that's the story I've been told. [EY] wanted to marry her but she would not. She didn't want to go and live in the same house as his mother who lived with him. Can't say as I blame her! 
Hembree, Mary Jane "Mage" (I15469)
39889 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Tarasovich, Edward Eugene (I16425)
39890 When God measures a man, he does not estimate the elements of greatness as does man. God does not measure the greatness of a man by his physical prowess, though this may be an asset to the man; neither does God take into account the wealth that one possesses, though one may use wealth to the honor and the glory of God; nor does God base his estimate upon man from the patriotism that is attributed to man, though a love of one's country may help one to be great; nor does God reckon only the intellectual powers of man, though these may help him fill his mission in an acceptable way. God's measure of greatness of anyone is based upon the service that one renders in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. When measured according to this standard, R.L. Gillentine was a great man.

Richard Leek Gillentine was born in Van Buren County, Tennessee, not far from Spencer, January 28, 1852. He was the youngest child of " Squire" John Gillentine. His father 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.

Young Gillentine inherited a deeply pious nature and strong intellectual powers of mind. There were but few advantages for mental development and soul culture among the mountain people where he grew up. However, these mountain folk were richly endowed with the simple elements of frugal industry and honesty. They had their code of honor, and they strictly followed it. R. L. Gillentine was reared among the simple folk of that mountain country and attended the schools of his county. His education was attained under great difficulty. His school days were interrupted much by nonattendance. He seldom had the advantage of more than three months of schooling at a time. He was eleven years old when the Civil War began. This deprived him of many school advantages. During the war he moved to Monroe County, Kentucky, and there attended school for two short terms. One of his teachers was William Sewell, a brother of the justly famous and lamented E. G. Sewell.

In 1869 his father died, leaving the responsibility of caring for his mother and sisters upon his shoulders. He was seventeen years old when his father died, and the responsibilities of providing for the family were so great upon him that he never had an opportunity of attending school any more. No one is to infer from this that Brother Gillentine was an uneducated man. He was well informed and could discourse in conversation intelligently and profitably upon any topic of the day. Brother Gillentine became a Christian in early life. His was a rich, pious nature, and the stories revealed in the Bible made profound impressions on his heart and helped to mold and direct his life. While a child he often wept at hearing told the stories of the Bible, and especially the suffering of our Savior. Many times when he would hear read the New Testament, describing the sufferings and death of Jesus, he would go off in a secluded place and weep. His heart was kept tender by the memory of the sufferings of his Lord. He became familiar with the Bible and delighted in the study of the word of God. We may know that one who was so deeply impressed with the truth of God and one who had a tender conscience could not refrain from telling the old story of the cross with pathos and power. Brother Gillentine began preaching in his early twenties and continued throughout his life.

There was a great need for preachers in that mountain country at that time, and Brother Gillentine met in a large measure the needs of his countrymen. He loved the truth of God and loved to preach the gospel. There is not a precinct in that mountain country that he did not visit and proclaim the gospel as God's power to save. He rode horseback thousands of miles and taught the people the plan of salvation and encouraged them to accept it. He taught God's people the way of the Lord more perfectly. He was a lover of peace and preached Jesus as the Prince of Peace. His labors were not confined to the sequestered county of , Van Buren, but his labors extended into Warren, De Kalb, Bledsoe, Overton, and Sequatchie counties, all in Tennessee. He preached extensively in Kentucky, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. No preacher could preach the gospel with more clearness and tender pathos than could R. L. Gillentine. Often while preaching tears flowed down his cheeks and his hearers were moved to weeping. Few preachers could excel him in warm, fervent, earnest exhortation; and these appeals to aliens to obey the gospel were almost irresistible. He moved thousands of people to accept Christ by his simple, eloquent exhortations. In 1910 he moved from Spencer to, Hollis, Okla.

His family had been reared at Spencer, and all of them had been educated in Burritt College. He had been one of the elders of the church at Spencer for many years, and through his efforts and guidance the church filled its mission well. Through his influence and teaching the entire citizenry of Spencer were either members of the church of Christ or very favorably inclined to it. So strong was the influence of the church at Spencer under his guidance that no denomination could get a foothold in the town.

After moving to Oklahoma, he located on a farm and preached much of his time. The last years of his life he gave all that he received for preaching to other preachers to work in destitute places. Brother Gillentine died on January 29, 1920, at his home in Hollis. He was sixty-eight years and one day old when he died, No man has served his fellow man and honored God in his service more than R. L. Gillentine. He sacrificed much for the cause of Christ and rendered loving service in his name unto the journey's end.

--- H. Leo Boles, Biographical Sketches of Gospel Preachers, 408-11. Additional bio in the Gospel Advocate, May 27, 1920, 535. 
Gillentine, Richard Leek (I5774)
39891 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Dodson, Terry Lee (I33713)
39892 When she died she had 153 descendants. Keller, Sarah Carney "Sally" (I1096)
39893 Wherever John Hendrick was through the mid-1750s, we have reason to think he was in Amelia County by the late 1750s. His son Humphrey Hendrick (and perhaps his son John and son-in-law Charles Smith) was paid as a militiaman in Amelia County in 1758.83 Humphrey was also separately tithable in Amelia in 1762. Hendrick, John (I36733)
39894 while en route to the Holy Land... de Mowbray, Sir John Knight, 4th Baron Mowbray (I43827)
39895 While the location of the cemetery is unknown, it was, most likely, on the property Captain Cantrell had been awarded for his military service. Cantrell, Stephen (I3969)
39896 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. Dodson, Elder Jesse Buford Sr. (I310)
39897 While there is no proof that James and David Moore were brothers, a schematic for either that does not account for the other would be unsatisfactory.

Was Onwin Moore a brother of DAVID MOORE?

There seems to be a stronger connection between Onwin Moore and David Moore than between James Moore and David Moore. And there seems to be a stronger connection between Onwin Moore and James Moore than between James Moore and David Moore.

In other words, there is good reason to believe that Onwin was a brother of James and/or that Onwin was a brother of David, but the connection between James and David does not seem as strong.

Until more data is discovered, the connection cannot be proven. But, as with James, a schematic for David that does not account for Onwin would be unsatisfactory.

1790 Census Fayette District, Moore County, North Carolina

p.43 Moore, Edward Jr. 1 – 0 – 2 – 0 – 0
went to Indiana in 1811
Ray, James 2 – 2 – 4 – 0 – 0
settled in Georgia – my ancestor?
Dickinson, Robert 1 – 5 – 4 – 0 – 0
went to Pendleton District
Moore, James 1 – 0 – 1 – 0 – 1
?went to Pendleton District then TN by 1818
Moore, Onwin 1 – 0 – 1 – 0 – 0
went to Georgia, then Pendleton District
p.44 Moore, David 1 – 1 – 1 – 0 – 0
?went to Pendleton District, d.1830
Ducksworth, Jesse 1 – 0 – 5 – 0 – 1 [Duckworth]
went to Pendleton District
Moore, Edward Jr 1 – 0 – 1 – 0 – 0
went to Hancock Co,GA then AL (?)
/ Ducksworth, Joseph 1 – 1 – 4 – 0 – 1
adjacent went to Pendleton District
\ Honeycut, Robert 1 – 1 – 2 – 0 – 0 [Hunnicutt]
went to Pendleton District
Moore, Edward Sr 2 – 1 – 2 – 0 – 0
on Hancock Co, GA tax lists 1788-1794
note: some of these men already received land grants and appear on tax rolls on former Indian lands but the Chickamauga and Creek drove a lot of families back east.

------ Additional info related ????????? ----------

Some key names in Bertie Co, NC deeds include:

Col. Peter West (b.1689 Massachusetts, d.1751 Bertie County, North Carolina). His wife was Priscilla Williams. His grandson was Abner Cotten (Cotton) b.1742 NC d.1810-1815 Franklin Co, GA and was in Abbeville, SC 1793-1800. Peter West was a justice of the peace in Bertie Co. in 1739 along with John Edwards and James Castellow. Peter West Jr. and James Moore were appointed justices in 1759. When Hertford County was formed, they were in the new county.

James Castellow was a representative of Bertie County off and on 1731-1745.

Tax List 1757 Bertie County
on list taken by John Brickell
John Moore & Negro's Buck and Sue -3

on list taken by John Brown
James Moore – Negro Man Ceaser and Mingo; Negro Woman Mugge -4
Benton Moore, Arthur Moore, Charles Jones -3

on list taken by Jno Hill
Aaron Moore - 3
Mary Moore - 5

on list taken by Joseph Barradaill
Benton More
Charles Jones

on list taken by Jos. Jordon
Samll. Moore and his bro. Jno Moore and Mullattoes David & Hestor James -4

on list taken by Thomas Pugh
James Moon [Moore?] one white -1 and three blacks -3
on list sworn bef. me Jos. Jordan, JP
Elizabeth More

1787 NC Census Bertie County
of Capt Francis Pugh's Company
Agness Moore 2 1 1 -- 1
John Moore 1 1 3 3 3 [d.1789 son of John Moore d.1754]]
list taken by Hum Hardy Esq in Capt Moore's district
James Moore 1 3 1 1 1 [son of Titus Moore d.1753]
list taken by Andw Oliver in Capt Speller's district
Ephafroditus Moore 1 2 1 1 -- [d.1787]

The 1790 census for Chatham County has some families who appear in Pendleton District, South Carolina.

1790 Census Hillsborough District, Chatham County, N.C.

p.84 Sanders, Wm. 1 – 3 – 2 – 0 – 0

went to Pendleton District (my ancestor)

Peake, Benjm. 2 – 1 – 1 – 0 – 0

went to Spartanburg, then west

Johnson, Joseph 1 – 3 – 5 – 0 – 1

p.85 Dowdey, Joseph 2 – 6 – 2 – 0 – 0

went to Pendleton District [Doughty in SC]

Nall, John 1 – 0 – 4 – 0 – 0

went to Pendleton District

Johnson, Joseph 1 – 6 – 2 – 0 – 0

went to Pendleton District (one of these did)

Johnson, Joseph 1 – 0 – 0 – 0 – 0

Ray, Thos. 1 – 2 – 2 – 0 – 0

went to Georgia (my ancestor?)

p.86 Dickson, Hannah 1 – 3 – 6 – 0 – 0 Dickinson

went to Pendleton District

Dickson, Nathan 1 – 3 – 2 – 0 – 0

King, Robert 1 – 0 – 4 – 0 – 0

went to Pendleton District

Moore, Thos. 1 – 1 – 2 – 0 – 0

to SC, then Van Buren & White Co, TN

Nall, Martha 1 – 2 – 2 – 0 – 1

went to Pendleton District

p.87 Wilkerson, John 1 – 0 – 2 – 0 – 0

Wilkerson, Robert 1 – 2 – 4 – 0 – 0

Harris, Benjamin 3 – 4 – 4 – 0 – 14

his son went to Pendleton District,

Jones, Lewis 3 – 5 – 4 – 0 – 0

went to GA d.1801 another d.1803 Pendleton

Moore, John 2 – 1 – 6 – 0 – 0

Moore, William 1 – 2 – 2 – 0 – 0

went to Indiana in 1809 (or different Wm.)

p.88 King, Wm. 1 – 0 – 3 – 0 – 1

went to Pendleton District

Moore, James 1 – 5 – 2 – 0 – 3

Wimberle, Lewis 2 – 2 – 4 – 0 – 0 [Wimberly]

went to Pendleton District

And for comparison, the 1790 Moores of Cumberland County, North Carolina (from Patti Singleton Williams).

Abel Moore 1 3 1 0 0
Mathew Moore 2 5 3 0 0
Jordan Moore 1 2 4 0 0
Mary Moore 0 1 3 0 0
William Moore 1 0 1 0 0
John Moore 1 1 3 0 0
Aron Moore 1 2 5 0 1 Abbeville, SC
Thomas Moore 1 2 4 0 0 brother of Aaron

Cols: males 16+, males <16, females, other free, slaves
(“other free” means a nonwhite free or freed person)

1790 Census Ninety-Six District, Abbeville Co, South Carolina
p.58 Moore, David 2 – 1 – 3 – 0 – 0

Lackey, Adam 1 – 1 – 3 – 0 - 0

Tims, Wm 1 – 2 – 2 – 0 – 0 [Timms]

Tims, Vinson 1 – 2 – 6 – 0 - 0

Moore, James 3 – 0 – 3 – 0 - 0

Moore, Wm 1 – 0 – 1 – 0 - 0

Waters, David 1 – 0 – 2 – 0 - 0

p.59 Smith, Nimrod 1 – 1 – 1 – 0 – 0

Moore, Thomas 2 – 2 – 2 – 0 - 0

Moore, Wm 3 – 1 – 3 – 0 - 0

Moore, Jno. 2 – 0 – 2 – 0 – 2

Wardlaw, Lydia 2 – 2 – 6 – 0 - 6

Moore, Quinton 1 – 0 – 2 – 0 - 0

Moore, Davis 1 – 3 – 2 – 0 - 39

Moore, Elijah 1 – 2 – 3 – 0 - 6

1790 Census Ninety-Six District, Greenville Co, South Carolina

p.69 Carrodine, Thomas 2 – 3 – 4 – 0 – 5 Carradine

Chatstain, Abram 1 – 4 – 4 – 0 – 0 Chastain

Moore, David 1 – 2 – 4 – 0 – 0

Childres, John 1 – 0 – 4 – 0 – 0 Childress

Moore, James 3 – 1 – 4 – 0 – 0

Hamby, Saml. 1 – 0 – 2 – 0 - 0

Peak/Peck, John 1 – 1 – 3 – 0 - 0

Seaborn, James 5 – 0 – 4 – 0 - 0

p.70 Peek, James 2 – 1 – 5 – 0 – 1 Peak

Swinney, Mikajah 1 – 1 – 1 – 0 - 2

More, James 4 – 1 – 1 – 0 – 0 Moore

Moore, Thomas 1 – 0 – 2 – 0 - 0

Ray, William 2 – 2 – 0 – 0 - 0

p.71 Tarrant, Larkin 2 – 2 – 3 – 0 – 6

Young, William 1 – 0 – 0 – 0 - 0

Maybe it was this David Moore served on both sides during the Revolution. James Seaborn is shown here as a possible clue to the Seaborn Moore name. On 14 May 1785 James Seaborn surveyed land in 96 District which on 5 June 1786 was granted to HUGH MOORE, then of Abbeville County, later of Spartanburg. (Recorded in Spartanburg.) Hugh Moore also bought land with William Young (above). Samuel Hamby m. Elizabeth O’Bryant, a half sister of Lazarus Moore, whose brothers Thomas and James Moore are shown above.

Notes on the Pendleton 1790 census Moores:


It is interesting that they do not use “Sr.” and “Jr.”. They are located in the 23 Mile Creek area (what would become Anderson County) and among people

who intermarried with the Cherokee. Robert Moore “Jr.” is listed between

David Gentry and Alexander Drumgoole, both of whom had Cherokee families and became members of the tribe. Could Robert “Jr.” be JAMES MOORE, who is about to marry a daughter of Samuel Findley (listed close to the older Robert Moore)? Or is James Moore one of the males over 16 in the older Robert Moore’s household? Or is he listed in Moore Co, NC?

Robert Moore “Sr.” is listed close to Robert King Sr. (b.c.1740 d.c.1837 Anderson County, SC) who is listed in the 1790 census of Chatham County,

NC. (The SC census was taken in 1791 and much of the NC census was reconstructed from tax lists of the 1780’s. It is not uncommon to find people

on both rolls.) The Kings had land in Wilkes County, GA as did the Moores.

Robert King was born in England or Ireland.

The census shows 2 Robert Moores and 1 John Moore in the 26 Mile Creek area but the land records do not reflect these names. (I only copied half the records.)


Possible Relatives in Tennessee?

[8] AARON MOORE. This is the older Aaron Moore of Pendleton District. We refer to him as Aaron Moore Sr. of 1790. (See “Three Aaron Moores of Pendleton District” in Part Five.) This AARON MOORE went to Tennessee c.1810.

A “younger old” AARON MOORE was b.c.1779 d.3 May 1857 Pickens District, SC, and was from Laurens District, SC. (He was the father of EMORY MOORE.)

Aaron Moore Jr. b.c.1790 m. Elizabeth Jane Tally and is the son of the older Aaron Moore who went to Tennessee.

1. Aaron Moore Sr. of 1790

Aaron Moore Sr. was in the area by 1790 but went to Tennessee before

the 1810 census. His census data makes him a candidate to be the

father of Sarah Moore b.1791.

AARON MOORE in the 1790 Census Pendleton Co, SC p. 85

MOOR, AARON 1 3 3 0 0

AARON MOORE in the 1800 Census Pendleton District, SC p.37

962 Aaron Moore 1 1 2 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 2

It also suggests he was b.1745-1755. Still producing children in the 1790’s and vigorous enough to move to the frontier by 1810, sliding the probable birth date to 1750-1755, or c.1750 for now.

21 August 1797. William Hutton of Abbeville Co, 96 District, SC to AARON

MOORE of Pendleton Co, SC. For Ή 60 Hutton transferred to MOORE some

453 acres on Shoal Creek of the Keowee River near the Great Falls. The land

was granted to Hutton 7 Jan 1793. Witnesses: John Queal, Elizabeth McKinley.

Power of attorney for William Hutton granted to Samuel Dickson.

20 October 1806. AARON MOORE to Jacob Reese, both of Pendleton District,

SC. Moore conveys to Reese for $500 150 acres on a branch of the Keowee

River. Witnesses: Daniel Bain, Jacob Wolfe.

30 July 1811. AARON MOORE of Franklin Co, TN, formerly of Pendleton District,

appoints Jeptha Norton power of attorney to sell land on Keowee River.

16 August 1813. AARON MOORE of Franklin Co, TN, to Frederick Davidson of

Pendleton District, SC. Moore sells to Davidson for $300 the land on Shoal Creek

branch of Keowee River near the Great Falls, containing about 200 acres, being part

of a grant to William Hutton on 7 Jan 1793; also 100 acres that were part of a grant

to McFew. Bounded by Aaron Moore, Jacob Reece, Abraham Pence, Charles

Dohan, William Rose. (Recorded in Franklin Co., Tennessee.)

Moore, Thomas (I29396)
39898 White County 1850 Census; p. 92.

Roberts Book, p. 25 state that Cason & Rutha had no issue, ergo, George must be child of first wife. 
Swindle, Cason Jr. (I2044)
39899 White County Court Records, Book 1841-1851, p. 25 Source (S47397)
39900 White County Hospital Cantrell, Robert Bryan "Bob" (I9952)

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