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Origin of Name
Granberry
 Probably an Americanized spelling of Granberg.
 
What does the granberg name mean?
Last Name: granberg
 Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements gran ‘spruce’ + berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’.
Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads so named, from gran ‘spruce’ + berg ‘hill’.
 
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Descendants of *William GRANBERRY, Sr.
 

Generation No. 1

1.  *WILLIAM1 GRANBERRY, SR. (Source: "John Granberry: Virginia" by Julian Hastings Granbery, (paraphrased and quoted).) was born Abt. 1614 in Exeter, Devonshire, England.  He married *ANNE ?.  She was born Bef. 1637.

Notes for *WILLIAM GRANBERRY, SR.:
William and his brother John are thought to have migrated to Virginia in 1650 and settled in Nansemond County.  No records have been discovered of his actual emigration, neither can any statement be made as to what vessel they sailed on or from what port, nor under what names.  They, in common with the greater part of Devonshire families, were Stuart adherents and thus exposed to the persecution of Cromwell's forces during the Civil War.  The destruction of parish registers, rectors homes and the wanton mutilation of all sorts of property as well as incediarism and outrage throughout Devonshire at that time fix the date so definitely that there cannot be any quetion but that they emigrated in 1650 to Virginia.  Once in Virginia, as loyal to the Stuarts as their own Devonshire, they continued to use their own name and to spell it Granbery in every authentic signature identifed as theirs; just as it was spelled in 1545.

William Granbery was a planter, and married soon after arriving as son William was born in 1752.  He, with his brother John, bought 230 acres (one half of the Fitch patent of 1652) on Simon's Creek in Lower Norfolk County, now Norfolk County, on February 7, 1656, which they sold on April 14, 1667 to Thomas Ellis, giving bond in  the amount of 20,000 lb of tobacco and cask.  Ellis' son sold on November 16, 1694, a neck of land taken out of this "on the South side of the Western Branch" to Thomas Wakefield.

He was granted 85 acres of land on Bennetts Creek by Sir Henry Chichiley, Deputy Governor, on April 30, 1679, which grant was afterwards the subject of an action brought by James Lockheart who; losing his case in the County Court; appealed to the General Court at James City (Jamestown) which ordered new surveys to be made and gave it's verict in favor William, upholding the decision of the lower court.  The case dragged on for two years.  Lockheart being held "in Safe Custody without Bayl or mainprize" until he satisfied the writ of the General Court on March 16, 1693 by the payment of 1700 lb. of tabacco and costs.  William, 79 years old when he signed acknowledement of the execution of the writ, did not long survive and died later in the same year or early in 1694.

His widow, Anne, was on the Rent Roll ofr 75 acres in 1704, and, since the re-survey of 1691 modified the acreage of the original grant, it can be assumed that it was the same land.  It is certain that his son had it later on.  Quit Rents, as given in the Rent Rolls, were due "on the day of St. Michael the Archangel" (Sept.29).

The two brothers, John and William Granbery, had at least four surviving sons.  Except for William Jr., it is not easy to place the others.  The others were Samuel Granbery, John Granbery and Peter Granbery.
 
Child of *WILLIAM GRANBERRY and *ANNE (UNK) is:

2. i. *WILLIAM2 GRANBERRY, JR., b. Abt. 1652, Nansemond County, VA; d. 05 Dec 1748, Nansemond County, VA.

Generation No. 2

2.  *WILLIAM2 GRANBERRY, JR. (*WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1652 in Nansemond County, VA, and died 05 Dec 1748 in Nansemond County, VA.  He married *SARAH MONTGOMERY Bef. 1673, daughter of *JAMES MONTGOMERY.  She was born Bef. 1658 in Prob. Nansemond Co., VA..

Notes for *WILLIAM GRANBERRY, JR.:
His son was of age in March 1694/5, indicating he was married by 1873.  He was a witness to the Belson-Crew quaker marriage at Chuckatuck on "13th day 10th mo" (December, not October 1684, thought not himself a Quaker.

He was on the Rent Roll of 1704 for 300 acres "held of her majestie" and must therefore have had a grant of such land, but no record of any patent covering it has been found, and it must be presumed that it was among the records known to have been lost.  From the topography, surveys of adjoining grants and of modern surveys as late as 1916 and 1944, it appears that it was the tract "on the South side of the main at Bennetts Creek" leased to Thomas Minton on September 27, 1770, but there is nothing to confirm this.

It could have been "the plantation Samuel Granbery lies on "on November 17, 1749, for that was leased to Mr. Stockdale, and then, to the fourth William Granbery.  It may, however, have been the same 300 acres owned by another William Granvery, the son of John and Abigail in 1782, since quit rents had then been abolished and the land was held in fee simple.  "The plantation Samuel Granbery lies on was that bequeathed by Richard Bennett, grandson of the testator, from the latter's will.  This William Granbery died in 1710.

Much of the information provided from "The Granberry Family and Allied Families" by E. F. Watterman (1945) and the work of Mary Collins Landin in "The Collins and Travis Failies and Their Allies. 1982.  She graciously gives permission for its use when not for financial gain.

 
Children of *WILLIAM GRANBERRY and *SARAH MONTGOMERY are:

3. i. *MOSES3 GRANBERRY, b. Abt. 1700, Nansemond County, VA; d. Abt. 08 Dec 1753, Norfolk County, VA.
 ii. WILLIAM GRANBERRY, LLL, b. Bef. Mar 1673/74, Nansemond County, VA.

Generation No. 3

3.  *MOSES3 GRANBERRY (*WILLIAM2, *WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1700 in Nansemond County, VA, and died Abt. 08 Dec 1753 in Norfolk County, VA.  He married *ELIZABETH ?.

Notes for *MOSES GRANBERRY:
Moses Granberry lived in the Lower Parish of Nansemond Co., VA and purchased land there on May 9, 1726.  He moved to Bertie Precinct, then bought land in Suffolk Precinct, all still in Nansemond Co., VA.  When he died, he left his wife Mary and three children--George, Moses and Sarah--all minors at the time of their father's death.  One record indicates he died October 14, 1760; another in 1753.
 
Child of *MOSES GRANBERRY and *ELIZABETH (UNK) is:

4. i. *JAMES4 GRANBERRY, b. Abt. 1722, Norfolk County, VA.

Generation No. 4

4.  *JAMES4 GRANBERRY (*MOSES3, *WILLIAM2, *WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1722 in Norfolk County, VA.  He married *MARY MANNING, daughter of *THOMAS MANNING and *SARAH TAYLOR.  She was born Bef. 1735 in Prob. Norfolk Co., VA..
 
Children of *JAMES GRANBERRY and *MARY MANNING are:

5. i. *MOSES5 GRANBERRY, b. 14 Oct 1760, Norfolk County, VA; d. Aft. 24 Feb 1808, Warren     County GA.
 ii. GEORGE GRANBERRY, b. Abt. 1755, Norfolk County, VA.
 iii. SARAH GRANBERRY.

Generation No. 5

5.  *MOSES5 GRANBERRY (*JAMES4, *MOSES3, *WILLIAM2, *WILLIAM1) was born 14 Oct 1760 in Norfolk County, VA, and died Aft. 24 Feb 1808 in Warren County GA.  He married (1) ELIZABETH DULANEY.  She was born Abt. 1770.  He married (2) *SUSANNAH DYKES Abt. 1783 in Pitt County N.C., daughter of *GEORGE DYKES and *UNITY ?.  She was born Abt. 1760, and died in Warren Co., MS.

Notes for *MOSES GRANBERRY:
Revolutionaary veteran.  Private, NC Line in Newbery Dist.  Pitts Co., NC,  made sargeant in 1783.

Warren Coounty, Georga - Abstracts of Early Wills
GRANBURY, Moses Jan 27, 1808
wife: Betsy
Daus: Polly; Patsy; Betsy; Nancy; Dulany Radcliff
Sons: George; Seth
Step-son: James Powell
Exrs: George and Seth Granbury
Wit: George Dykes; John Smith; Benjamin Upton

He owned land in Pitt Co., NC, but sold it and moved on to Warren Co., GA.  There he bought land and received a grant from the state of Georgia for more land in 1797 in Columbiaa County that bordered his land in Warren County.  He also is recorded as having received several more land grants and owned considerable property in Warren and Columbia Counties.  Part of these grants were probably for payment of services during the Revolution, as that was the method the government had for rewarding soldiers for service.

Note: The name Loammi appears in descendants of Martha Jane Granberry and Jonathan Granberry, children of Moses, each of whom married into the Travis family.

Notes for *SUSANNAH DYKES:
Married John Bryan (2nd marriage)
 
Children of *MOSES GRANBERRY and ELIZABETH DULANEY are:

 i. ELIZABETH6 GRANBERRY, b. Warren County GA.
 ii. MOSES GRANBERRY, JR., b. Abt. 1792, Warren County GA.
 iii. JONATHAN GRANBERRY, b. 10 Jun 1793, Warren County GA.
 iv. DULANEY GRANBERRY, b. Abt. 1794, Warren County GA.
 v. THOMAS GRANBERRY, b. 23 May 1796, Warren County GA.
 vi. AMOS GRANBERRY, b. 15 Apr 1798, Warren County GA.
 vii. MARY GRANBERRY, b. Abt. 1800, Warren County GA.
 viii. MARTHA JANE GRANBERRY, b. 24 Sep 1802, Warren County GA.
 ix. NANCY GRANBERRY, b. 10 Apr 1804, Warren County GA.
 x. SILAS GRANBERRY, b. 26 Feb 1806, Warren County GA.
Children of *MOSES GRANBERRY and *SUSANNAH DYKES are:
6. xi. *GEORGE F.6 GRANBERRY, b. 24 Apr 1784, Pitt Co., NC; d. 08 Sep 1849, Near Shubuta, Clark, MS.
 xii. STEPHEN F. GRANBERRY, b. 01 Dec 1786, GA.
 xiii. SETH F. GRANBERRY, b. 11 Mar 1787, GA.

Generation No. 6

6.  *GEORGE F.6 GRANBERRY (*MOSES5, *JAMES4, *MOSES3, *WILLIAM2, *WILLIAM1) (Source: 1. The Autobiography of A. C. Ramsey, 1879, page 124, Edited by Jean Stickland 2. Family Record of the Heidelbergs and Granberries, by D. W. Heidelberg in 1925 3. Clarke County Probate Records 4. Family Record of the Heidelbergs and Granberries, by D. W. Heidelberg in 1925 and The Collins and Travis Families and their Allies, by Mary Collins Landin, 1982.) was born 24 Apr 1784 in Pitt Co., NC, and died 08 Sep 1849 in Near Shubuta, Clark, MS (Source: World Family Tree, ID 10342.).  He married *MARTHA ALBRITTON Bef. 1808.  She was born Abt. 1790 in NC, and died Aft. 1850 in Hinds County, MS.

Notes for *GEORGE F. GRANBERRY:
Names from Martha Radar <mrader@lucernevalley.net> Dec. 24, 2001 via email.  She had answered a query I had submitted to the McLennan Co., TX list on Rootsweb.  She is a cousin "up the line".

From World Family Tree, ID 10342:
George migrated to Mississippi in 1816 with his brothers, Stephen and Seth and other who settled in Hinds County MS.

He was buried in the rear of the old Granberry home site, now known as the Rogers Place, 3 miles west of Shubuta.  His large tombstone reads:
In Memory, GEORGE GRANBERRY SEN, born in N.C.  April 24, 1784, Died in MIss. Sept. 8, 1849.
Deceased was for 45 years a Deacon of the Baptist Church and in all the relations of parent, master & Friend.  he was a burning & Shining light, John 5:35.
He died as he lived in hope of a blessed immortality.  They that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the Firmament and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever, Dan. 12:3.
http://www.netpathway.com/~ccr/granberry_cem.html

                                       THE GEORGE GRANBERRY CEMETERY
3 Miles West of Shubuta, Mississippi on CR 250
(land is known as the Roger’s Place on Sims Hill)
by Jerry D. Mason
Researched and compiled March 8, 1999
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                                 George F. Granberry (Apr. 24, 1784 - Sep. 8, 1849)

He was born Pitt County, North Carolina.   He was the son of Moses and Susannah Granberry of Warren County, Georgia.  He was the first cousin to Loammi Granberry, grandfather of Hiram B. Granberry, a general of the Confederate States of America.  {Granbury, Texas is named after Hiram.}  George was married to Martha Albritton.  It is written that he emigrated to Mississippi in 1816 with his brothers, Stephen and Seth, and others who settled in Hinds County.1   Their children were Nancy (8 Jan 1808 - 3 Feb 1871, married Samuel Hemphill), Moses (22 Sep 1809 - 6 Nov 1870, married Mary Ann Warner), Mary Polly (married Francis A. Martin), Martha Jane (1816 - 20 Jun 1872, married Samuel Christian Heildelberg), George F. Jr.( 2 Apr 1919 - 25 Jul 1885, married Isabella R. Baskin), Amelia (married T. T. Howze), Susan (24 Oct 1824 - 11 Oct 1878 of yellow fever, married Edwin O'Brine) and Seth Granberry (born in GA - Hinds County, MS).  George was one of the original charter members of the Hepzibah Baptist Church.  He was buried in the rear of the old Granberry home site, now known as the Rogers’ place, 3 miles west of Shubuta.   His large tombstone reads:  In Memory, GEORGE GRANBERRY SEN , Born in N.C. April 24, 1784, Died in Miss. Sept. 8, 1849.  Deceased was for 45 years a Deacon of the Baptist church and in all the relations of parent, master & friend.  He was a burning & shining light, John 5.35.  He died as he lived in hope of a blessed immortality.  They that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament & they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever & ever, Dan. 12.3.2   George owned about 700 aces west of Shubuta.  At his death his property was inventoried on about 2 Oct 1849 an listed at a value of $13,909.60  His belongings were auctioned off and brought in $13, 303.48.  He also owned about 934 acres in Jasper County that was also auctioned off.3   Martha Albritton Granberry was small, dark complicated and low statue.  She survived her husband a considerable number of years, and lived with her children after her husband’s death.  She was born about 1790 in N. C. and died sometime after 1850 in Hinds County, MS, where she was buried at the Palestine Baptist Church cemetery in an unmarked grave.  Out of all her children, Seth was the only one not to marry. 4
 

1. The Autobiography of A. C. Ramsey, 1879, page 124, Edited by Jean Stickland
2. Family Record of the Heidelbergs and Granberries, by D. W. Heidelberg in 1925
3. Clarke County Probate Records
4. Family Record of the Heidelbergs and Granberries, by D. W. Heidelberg in 1925 and The Collins and Travis Families and their Allies, by Mary Collins Landin, 1982.
 

MINUTES OF HEPHZIBAH BAPTIST CHURCH
CLARKE COUNTY MS  1837-1849
{Hephzibah Church is an off-and-on active church since 1860.  Presently active.  When the railoroad came to Shubuta, the town close by, most people moved to town, and when the War Between the States was going on the church closed.  The members of the Hephzibah Baptist Church help establish the Friendship Church, later called the Shubuta Baptist Church.

These minutes are transcribed from the originals on microfilm at Mississippi Baptist
Archives at Mississippi College.  As far as possible, spelling and punctuation has been
faithfully copied.  My grandmother was Obedience Perry one of the earliest members.
Mary T. Guy

BODY OF MINUTES

    At a meeting held in Clarke County Mississippi on the 27th day of April 1837 - for
the purpose of constituting a Baptist Church, the following persons presented regular
letters of dismission Viz George Granberry, Loammi Granberry, Levi Sumrall, Hiram Granberry,
Elisha Sumrall, Howel Sumrall, Moses Granberry, James M. Seale, David Eakin, -
Martha Granberry, Agness Sumrall, Elizabeth Granberry, Nancy Sumrall, Mary Ann Granberry,
Fanny Sumrall, Rebecca Granberry, Mary Seale, Mary Eakin, and Sarah Haile, and were
constituted by  Elders James Thigpen  Senr and Norvell R. Granberry and by them pronounced
a gospel church upon the following articles of faith viz.

Articles of Faith

1st We believe in one only true and loving God and that there is a Trinity of persons in
the God-head.  The Father, Son and Holy Ghost Equal in power and glory.
2nd We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are given by inspiration
of God, are of Divine authority and are the only Rule of faith and function.
3rd We believe in the fall of Adam in consequence of which Judgment came upon all men to
condemnation.  In the total depravity of human nature and in man’s inability to restore
himself to the favour of God -
4th We believe in the everlasting love of God to his people.  In the election of all his
spiritual children to grace and glory.
5th We believe that sinners are justified in the sight of God by the imputed righteousness
of Jesus Christ which is unto all and upon all them that believe.
6th We believe that all those who are chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world
are in time effectually call, regenerated, converted and sanctified and are kept by the
power of God through faith unto salvation -
7th We believe that Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are Gospel ordinances appointed by Jesus
Christ and are to be continued in the church until His second coming.
8th We believe that Baptism by immersion is the only scriptural mode and that believers
are the only proper subjects.
9th We believe that none but regular baptised church members have a right to partake in
the Lord’s Supper.
10th We believe there is one Mediator between God and man- The man Christ Jesus who by
the satisfaction which he made to law and justice in becoming an offering of sin hath
by His most precious blood redeemed the elect from under the curse of the Law that
they might be holy and without blame before him in love.
11th We believe good works are the fruits of Faith and follow after justification are
evidences of a gracious state - and that it is the duty of all believers to perform them
from a principle of love.
12th We believe in the resurrection of the dead and a general Judgment - and that the
happiness of the righteous and the punishment of the wicked will be eternal.

COVENANT OF THE CHURCH
With the Rules of Decorum annexed June 5th 1837
We the subscribers being baptised by immersion upon a profession of our faith and as we
first having given ourselves to God and one another in Gospel bonds to by the assurance
of the Lord agree to observe and obey to God-to ourselves and brethren and the world
according to the direction given in the New Testament.  We also agree to be governed by
and act in conformity to the following.
RULES OF DECORUM  Viz
1st. There shall be one moderator and one clerk chosen by the suffrage of the church and
in the absence of either any member present may be call to fill the vacancy.
2nd. Visiting brethren shall be invited to seats with us in conference with us in counsel
but shall not be entitled to vote.
3rd. Open a door for the reception of members.  If any received are by experience by
letter the right hand of fellowship given by the church.
4th. Attend to references
5th. Enquire for business
6th. We agree to keep a church fund which shall be raised by subscription presented by
the Deacons payable quarterly yearly and disposed of by the direction of the church.
7th Every motion made and seconded shall come under the consideration of the church
unless withdrawn by the individual who made it and shall be decided by a majority of
the members present.
8th Every person wishing to speak in conference shall rise from his seat and address
the moderator nor shall he be interrupted while speaking unless he departs from the
subject - at which time he shall be called to order by the moderator - Nor shall he
speak more than twice to the same subject without leave of the church.
9th. Any brother wishing to be absent from the conference shall ask leave of the moderator.
10th. Our articles of Faith  together with these Rules of Decorum shall be read
Quarterly by the clerk and at the reception of any member if requested.
11th. It shall be the duty of the clerk to read the minutes of each conference at the
close of the session.
Done in Conference this 5th day of June 1837 and signed in behalf of the church.
                        Moses Granberry Ch. Clk.

Minutes

In conference Hephzibah 29 April 1837

1st. Attended to the election of Deacons and brethren George Granberry and James M. Seale
were unanimously chosen and Brother Seale ordained.
2nd. Appointed Brother Moses Granberry Clerk for the Church
3rd. Unanimously agreed to call Brother James Thigpen senr(senior) to supply as pastor
for the balance of the year.
4th. Agreed to call the church by the name of Hephzibah.
5th. We agreed to hold our conference on Saturday before the first Lord’s day in every month.

Hephzibah June Conference 1837

1st Attended to reading and examining our Rules of Decorum which were unanimously adopted.
2nd. Opened a door for the reception of members and Margaret Sumrall, Jacob Sumrall and
Mary Ann Sumrall related their experience and were received.
3rd. Resolved that we attend to communion once in every three months commencing with the
first Sabbath of the year.
4th. Brethren George Granberry and James M. Seale are appointed to prepare a table for
the use of the church.
5t. Resolved that we appoint a committee of seven to select a place for a meeting house
and draft a place whereupon George Granberry, J.M. Seale, L. Granberry, E. Sumrall,
H. Sumrall, H. Hailes, and M. Sumrall be said committee.
6th. Appointed Brother J. M. Seale clerk of Music and Brother Hiram Granberry his assistant.
In Conference Hephzibah July the 1st 1837
1st Opened a door for the reception of members no applied.
2nd the committee appointed to select a place and draft plans for a meeting house
reported that they have performed that service-
3rd. Resolved that brethren L. Granberry, G. Granberry, J.M. Seale, H. Haile, and
K. McCarty be a committee to superintend the building of the said Hephzibah Meeting
House and if either of the said committee should not take said house there shall be
someone appointed by the church to fill such vacancy.
4th. Took up the subject of Brother S. Granberry’s exercise in the cause of Christ
and unanimously agreed that he has a gift calculated to be beneficial to the church
and to the advancement of the redeemed Kingdom and unanimously authorized him to
exercise wherever his lot may be case and in whatever way he may feel inspired.

In Conference Hephzibah 5th August 1837

1st the committee appointed to let out the building of the meeting house is authorised
to let it out by private contract -
2nd. Resolve to make application to the Leaf River Association for admission into their
body-
3rd Appointed brethren Loammi Granberry and George Granberry as our delegates to the
association and Brother J. M. Seale in case of failure -
4th. We send five dollars to the association and wish twenty copies of their minutes.

Hephzibah September 2nd 1837

1st Our association letter was read and received.
2nd. Appointed Brother Hiram Granberry as one of our meeting house committee to fill
the vacancy of Brother George Granberry.
3rd. Received Brother James Thigpen senr(Sr.) by letter as one of our body -

In Conference October 3rd 1837

1st Opened a door for the reception of members and Nancy Gallman made application for
membership and was received by testimony. Sarah Dismuke also applied by experience and
was received.

Hephzibah Conference Nov 4th 1837

1st Our moderator being absent by request Brother Loammi Granberry fill the seat protem
2nd. Opened a door for the reception of members no applicant.
3rd. Resolved that our conference be changed from Saturday before the first Sabbath in
each month to the Saturday before the third Sabbath in every month.

In Conference Hephzibah December 1837

1st Opened a door for the reception of members - no applicant
2nd. Attend to the subject of choosing a preacher for the year 1838 and postponed
making such selection until February Conference
3rd. Brother Joshua Seale stated that he wished to lay in a charge of grief against
Brother James Thigpen senr and agreed  to postpone making such charges until February
Conference
4th. Took up the subject of communion and also postponed it until February Conference

Hephzibah Conference January 20th 1838

1st. Our moderator being absent Brother Geo. Granberry fill the seat protem.
2nd Opened a door for the reception of members - no applicant

In Conference February 17th 1838

1st Our moderator being absent Brother L. Granberry fill the seat protem -
2nd Opened a door for the reception of members - no applicant
3rd. Again discussed the subject of choosing a preacher and agreed to postpone making
our choice until March conference.
4th. Brother Joshua Seale declined presenting his charge of grief against Brother James
Thigpen senr until March Conference.
5th Also postponed communion until our regular service

In Conference at Hephzibah March 14th 1838

1st Opened a door for reception of members and Lydia Phillips and Mary Martin
presented letters of dismission and were received as members of this church.
2nd Took up the subject of choosing a pastor for the year 1838 and unanimously
elected Bro James Thigpen which call he accepted.
3rd. Brother Joshua Seale stated his charges of grief against Brother James T
higpen senr and such charges were not taken up.

In Conference at Hephzibah April 14th 1838

1st Opened a door after sermons for the reception of member and Patsy Brinson
presented a letter of dismission which was read and received. Also on Sabbath
Abner Shepherd and his wife Rebecca Shepherd by letter.
2nd. Brother E. Sumrall made a motion to attend to the subject of making application
to the Baptist State Convention and  after a short discussion of the same we
resolved to apply to said Convention for membership.  Appointed Brother L. Granberry
to bear our petitionary letter to the convention and to represent us in all their
deliberations

Hephzibah Conference May 19th 1838

1st Opened a door for the reception of members no applicant.
2nd By motion of M. Granberry Brother L Granberry protem to state the object and
business that was transacted during the meeting of the Baptist State Convention.
3rd. We received a letter from our sister church Hebron of inquiry to know whether
or not Brother E.Y. Terrell’s character had been impeached by any member of our
church and after a long investigation of the subject it seemed that nothing had
transpired in our conference by any member of the same that was by any means
calculated to impeach Brother Terrell in no shape or form.
4th Took up the subject of supporting the Gospel and agreed that the Deacons of
this Church be requested to prepare a subscription yearly for that purpose.
5th The deacons are also requested to prepare for the use of the church materials
suitable for communion at the church expense.

In Conference at Hephzibah June 16th 1838

1st Opened a door for the reception of members and Obedience Perry presented a
letter of dismission which was read and received.
2nd Received a letter from Brother N. Slay desiring that we should send delegates
with a letter to a meeting to be held at Bethlehem Church Sumter County Alabama
commencing on Friday before the 5th Sabbath in July for the purpose of determining
the propriety of forming a new association and after a short discussion of the
same agreed to postpone a final decision of the matter until our next conference.
3rd Brother George Granberry informed the church that he is aggrieved respecting
statements made to our last conference by one of the members of Goshen Church
informing us that our much esteemed Brother and father in the Gospel James Thigpen
senr is charged on their church book as guilty of falsehood. We therefore resolve
to send them a Memorial of grief stating the fact and that we appoint brethren
Loammi Granberry and George Granberry to bear the letter and inquire into those things.

Hephzibah Conference July 16th 1838

1st Opened a door for the reception of members no applicants
2nd The subject postponed from last conference of sending delegates with a letter
to the meeting referred to last conference Resolved that we send a letter without
delegates in reply to the letter received from Brother Slay.
3rd Received a letter from our sister church Goshen in reply to our letter of grief
to them which was read and give unanimous satisfaction to our church on that subject.

Hephzibah August Conference

1st Opened a door for the reception of members - no application.
2nd. Received a communication from the covenant meeting informing us of their
proceedings which was read -
34e. By motion two of the brethren viz L. Granberry and J.M. Seale are appointed
to labor with Brother H. Sumrall to a sense of his duty for not attending his
conference as we think he should.
4th Attended to the subject of appointing delegates to the Association and brethren
Elder James Thigpen and S. Granberry are appointed.
5th Our delegates are authorised if they think proper to apply to the associated
for a letter of dismission.
6. We send five dollars to the association and wish twenty coppies (copies) of their minutes.
7. Brethren S. Granberry, J.M. Seale and G. Granberry is the committee to select
a (fol?er) for a stand for the accommodation of the association.

Hephzibah September Conference 1838

1st Our moderator being absent by request brother George Davis filled the seat protem.
2nd Opened a door for the reception of members - no applicant
3rd. Resolved to change the amount we send to the association from five to six dollars -
4th Resolved also that we wish thirty “coppies” of the minutes of the association
instead of twenty.
5. Brother Howel Sumrall appeared and acknowledged his neglect in not attending
his conference which acknowledgement is satisfactory.
6. Resolved to choose delegates to the convention in case we apply and receive a
letter of dismission from the association which choice is Elder James Thigpen senr.
and Loammi Granberry.
7. The letter to the association was read and received.
8. Resolved that we request the association to annex their Articles of Faith with
their Rules of Decorum to their next minutes.

On Sabbath the 16th September 1838

By request the church set in conference and a door being opened Sister Dorcas Sumrall
presented a recommendation of reception and baptism from under the hand of Elder
George Davis which was read and the sister unanimously received.

Hephzibah October Conference 1838

After the service of public worship
1st opened a door for the reception of members - no applicant
2nd Brother L. Granberry informed the conference that a certain lot of land viz a
part of the Southwest quarter of the South East quarter of section twenty seven
township No. one Range no. fifteen East bounded as follows beginning at Bogue Homer
(Houma) Creek on the western line of the above described tract of land and running
thence through said creek to its junction with the first rivulet East of Hephzibah
Meeting house thence up said rivulet to the northern line of the above described
land thence west on said line to the corner and thence South on the said Western
line to the beginning containing five acres more or less -  is purchased of
Mr. John C. Barber for the use and benefit of Hephzibah Church and a deed made to
the deacons of the same and their successors in office - which report gave
unanimous satisfaction was received. -
3rd. By motion of Brother G. Granberry Resolved that this church meet one hour
before the time of public worship on their Sabbath meetings and spend the time
in singing, reading and prayer to Almighty God the He would pour out abundantly of
his Holy Spirit upon us as a church and that we might see a revival of true and
vital religion in this part of the county.
4th Brother Abner Shepherd applied for a letter of dismission which was granted.

Hephzibah November Conference 1838

1st Our moderator being absent by motion Brother Loammi Granberry filled the seat protem.
2. Dick a servant man of Brother Levi Sumrall appeared and related as we think an
experience of grace and was received and his baptism postponed until December meeting.

Hephzibah December Conference 1838

1st Opened a door for the reception of members - no applicant
2nd. By motion Resolved that this church meet on Tuesday before our next conference
to select and prepare a place suitable for Baptism.
3rd. Received and read a communication from our sister Goshen Church informing us
that they wished two of our church vis Loammi Granberry and James M. Seale to attend
the committee meeting at their church to commence of Friday by the fifth Lord’s Day
in this month which request we duly attended to -
4th Brother Levi Sumrall suggested the propriety of having three days meeting at
this church every Quarterly meeting and after some remarks on the subject Resolved
that we postpone a final decision of the same until January conference.
5 Our Esteemed Brother and Pastor James Thigpen senr requested that this church have
on their mind until January conference the subject of calling a supply to attend
the church as his health is so much impaired that he cannot attend as punctually
as he would wish.

On the Sabbath 16th December 1838

By request of Brother Jacob Sumrall the church set in conference and through his
request Sister Sarah Dismuke applied for a letter of dismission which the clerk
was authorised to issue.

Hephzibah January Conference 1839

1st Our moderator being absent by request Brother George Granberry filled the seat protem.
2nd Opened a door for the reception of members - no applicant
3rd The subject of selecting and preparing a place for baptism not having been
attended to according to previous appointment further resolved that the church meet
for that purpose Tuesday before our next conference.
4. The subject of having three days meeting every quarterly meeting postponed last
conference for further consideration was taken up and after some discussion Resolved
that we further postpone the same until February Conference.
5. By motion took up the subject referred to this conference of choosing a supply
to attend this church this year and the result is we unanimously agreed to give
Elder William P. Carter a call.
6th Resolved that two of our body to wit brethren George Granberry and Hiram
Granberry are appointed to see Brother Carter and favour him with a letter on the
subject between this time and our next conference and report the decision of the
same at our February conference.
7th. Brother Elisha Sumrall applied for a letter of dismission for Sister Nancy
Gallman which the clerk is authorised to issue.

Hephzibah Feb Conference 1839

After sermon by Elder Wm. P. Carter
1st Opened a door for the reception of members and Sister Nancy Watts applied for
membership by letter and cordially received.
2nd. By motion again took up the subject of having three days meeting every
quarterly meeting and finally resolved that we have three days meeting only once
a year which will be at each of our July meetings -
3rd. Elder Wm. P. Carter consented to accept the call of the church as a supply
for the present year.

In conference at Hephzibah March 16th 1839.

1st Opened a door for the reception of members and John D.P Poole applied for
membership by relating an experience of grace and received and the right hand given.

Hephzibah April Conference 1839

1st Opened a door for the reception of members and Morgan F. Sumrall applied for
membership by experience and cordially received.
2nd  Brother Howel Sumrall appeared and acknowledged that he had been intoxicated
with spirituous liquor but that he is sorry for it and will try for the future not
to be overtaken and after some admonitions on the subject we agree to bear with
Brother Sumrall and hope he will take no more.
3rd. By motion Brother L. Granberry is appointed as delegate to represent us in
the convention and also be furnished with a letter prepared by the church.
4th Brother James Thigpen senr informed the conference that  Elder William Morris
wishes to know whether this church thinks it would be expedient to have a meeting
appointed for the purpose of all aggrieved churches and ministers meeting together
to determine whether or not there is no way whereby reconciliation can be brought
about between said churches and ministers and resolved that we appoint two of our
brethren to wit Loammi Granberry and George Granberry to see Elder Wm. Morris and
have a consultation on the subject and report the conclusion to our next conference.

In conference at Hephzibah May 18th 1839

1st Opened a door for the reception of members - none received
2. By motion the committee appointed to see Elder William Morris to inquire into
the propriety of a meeting being appointed for the purpose of aggrieved churches and
members meeting  together to determine whether there cannot be reconciliation
affected and the committee reported that there was nothing done -
3rd By motion Resoled that Brethren S. Granberry, J. M. Seale and D. Eakin be a
committee to draft a plan for a house for Hephzibah Church for the accommodation of Baptism.
4th. Took up the subject of certain hard sayings of a brother of Hebron Church
against our church and after a discussion Resolved that a committee of two of our
church be appointed to wit George Granberry and Moses Granberry see this brother
and labour with him and report to our next conference the result -

Hephzibah June Conference 1839

1st Opened a door for the reception of members and Mary a servant woman of
M. Granberry applied for membership by experience and received -
2nd The committee to labour with the brother of Hebron Church reported that
they had performed  that service and received full satisfaction which satisfied
this church with said brother.
3rd. The committee to draft a plan for the house at the water reported which
report was received.
4th  Brethren George Granberry, James M. Seale and Loammi Granberry were appointed
to superintend the building of said house and Moses Granberry in case of failure.

In conference on Sabbath the 16th  June 1839.

A door being opened Mrs. Lina Williforth applied for membership by relating an
experience of grace and received.

In Conference at Hephzibah Friday July 19th 1839

1st Opened a door for the reception of members and Elder Jacob G. Collins presented
a letter of dismission which was read and the Brother cordially received.
2nd By motion of G. Granberry resolved that two of our body to wit S. Granberry
and George Granberry are appointed to bear a letter from the church to our sister
church Goshen informing her that we are aggrieved with them for recording one of
our members in their church book as guilty of a flat contradiction and H. Granberry
in case of failure.
3. By motion of G. Granberry appointed two of our members to wit L. Granberry and
G. Granberry to visit Elder Isham Hodges and inform him that our feelings are
injured with him for having made hard sayings against our church that one of our
members had flatly contradicted himself and for the committee to see next conference
their success in affecting a reconciliation.

Hephzibah Saturday July 20th 1839

1st Met in conference and opened a door for the reception of members and William
Herrin presented a letter of dismission from Goshen Church which was read.
2nd By motion of G. Granberry took up a subject of inquiry whether or not the
acts of Goshen Church in her present situation should be valid in the dismission
of a member and resolved that we think they should be considered valid after which
the said Brother Wm Herrin was r

Notes for *MARTHA ALBRITTON:
Martha buried in the Palestine Baptist Church Cemetery, Hinds Co., MS (ref #4546)
 
Children of *GEORGE GRANBERRY and *MARTHA ALBRITTON are:

7. i. *MARY "POLLY"7 GRANBERRY, b. Abt. 1812, GA.
    ii. SETH GRANBERRY, b. GA.
   iii. NANCY GRANBERRY, b. 01 Aug 1808.
    iv. MOSES GRANBERRY, b. 22 Sep 1809, GA.
     v. MARTHA GRANBERRY, b. 1816, GA.
    vi. AMELIA GRANBERRY, b. 1816, GA.
   vii. GEORGE F. GRANBERRY, JR., b. 04 Jan 1819.
  viii. SUSAN GRANBERRY, b. 24 Oct 1824.


Generation No. 7

7.  *MARY "POLLY"7 GRANBERRY (*GEORGE F.6, *MOSES5, *JAMES4, *MOSES3, *WILLIAM2, *WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1812 in GA.  She married *FRANCIS ABRAM MARTIN, son of *FRANCIS MARTIN and *ANN ?.  He was born Abt. 1806 in SC.

Notes for *FRANCIS ABRAM MARTIN:
Names from Martha Radar <mrader@lucernevalley.net> Dec. 24, 2001 via email.
 
Child of *MARY GRANBERRY and *FRANCIS MARTIN is:

 i. *SETH SAMUAL8 MARTIN, b. 21 Aug 1838, MS; d. 11 Mar 1902, Axtell (McLennan) TX; m. *FRANCES ADALAID "ADDIE" FARIS, 15 Jan 1874, Union Church (Jefferson) MS (Source: Have copy Mar.rec. Vol. /Pg 232 Jefferson Co.MS.); b. 11 Oct 1851, Union Church (Jefferson) MS.; d. 14 Aug 1934, Waco (McLennan) TX (Source: Have copy of Death rec.).


Notes for *SETH SAMUAL MARTIN:
1880 Jefferson County MS., Union Church:     Beat 1, Jefferson Co., MS:
Source: FHL Film 1254651, National Archives Film T9-0651, Page 151B
Name           Relation   Sex   Marr     Race  Age    Birthplace  Occ
Seth S. Martin  Self         M      M          W      40       MS              Farmer
Adelaide   "      Wife        F       M          W      27       MS             HouseKeeper
John         "      Son         M       S          W        5        MS
Elizabeth   "     Dau        F        S           W       3        MS
Lovdy         "     Dau        F        S           W       3/12   MS

Notes for *FRANCES ADALAID "ADDIE" FARIS:
She died in home of dau Anne Pearl in Waco, TX
Chambers family tree given to me by Bernice Jantz Chambers states that after
Addie married they lived in Faith,Ms @ 30 miles from Jackson,Ms. Recieved
mail at Union Church, MS.

(Sources: 1. The Autobiography of A. C. Ramsey, 1879, page 124, Edited by Jean Stickland 2. Family Record of the Heidelbergs and Granberries, by D. W. Heidelberg in 1925 3. Clarke County Probate Records 4. Family Record of the Heidelbergs and Granberries, by D. W. Heidelberg in 1925 and The Collins and Travis Families and their Allies, by Mary Collins Landin, 1982.)

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