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Notes: Mathew English (c1772 SC -1825 AL)
 
migration: South Carolina > Wilkes Co., NC > Lauderdale Co. Alabama
 
MATHEW ENGLISH FAMILY NOTES - by ALEXA MCSTEEL
 
 
 
ABRAHAM ENGLISH

Abraham English
Birth: About. 1750 in Kerry County, Ireland
Death:
Sex: M
Father: Andrew English (?)
Mother: Unknown

Children:
1. Wilson English b. About. 1770 in Unknown
2. Mathew English b. About. 1772 in South Carolina
3. Abraham English b. About. 1774 in South Carolina

Individual:
ABRAHAM and his brother JAMES settled in the county ROANOKE, NORTH CAROLINA during the colonial times. ABRAHAM later moved to the PEDEE RIVER of SOUTH CAROLINA.
ABRAHAM furnished the horse that carried the messenger bearing the news to the bank of PATRIOTS that a company of ROYALISTS were camped on the PEDEE RIVER which culminated in the dispersing of that company.
(INFORMATION provided by CLAUDE W.NIMMO 304 Salem Chapel Road North Benton, KY 42025)

 
 
ENGLISH ,England (Mac) GALLOGLY, Inglis

ENGLISH ,England (Mac) GALLOGLY, Inglis

There are a considerable number of families called English belonging to Munster and Ulsier. The former, located mainly in counties Tipperary and Limerick. Of English extraction going back to the twelfth century, but are as completely hibernicized as their Norman comrades of the invasion - and may well have been themselves of Norman origin. In the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries the name is found as L'Englys, L'Angleys, Lenglais etc. There were landowners so called in counties Dublin and Louth and also in several counties of Munster. References to the name in Leinster continue to be fairly frequent up to the middle of the seventeenth century: mainly scanty information such as the plundering in 1428 of the convent of Fore, of which William Englonde was prior; the outlawry of James English, Co. Wicklow, 1450; Elizabethan pardons; or the appointment of John English alias Ynglysshe as Abbot of Bective at the date of the suppression of the monastery in 1536. By then they were much more closely identified with Munster, as they are today. There was already an Englishtown in Co. Limerick, also called Ballyengland, showing that it was formed from the surname, England is a rare synonym of English. The majority of the many references to the name in the sixteenth century Fiants are to people living in Munster. The Carew calendar names English of Cloghemenecode and English of Rahine among the principal gentlemen of Co. Tipperary in 1600. In medieval times the name appeared less frequently in Ulster, as English. There English is a mistranslation of the Irish surname Mac an Gallóglaigh (son of the galloglass) is also properly Anglicized as MacGallogly or Gallogly also as Ingoldsby and Golightly. This is a sept of Co. Donegal origin. The three forms English, lngoldsby and Gallogly are all to be found today in Co. Monaghan. In 1458 a MacGillogly appeared as one of the older residents of Balmartin, Co. Meath. Distinguished people of the name English or England: Father William English (D. 1778), a Limerick man associated with Co. Cork, was one of the best of the eighteenth century Gaelic poets. Rev. Thomas England P.P. (1790-1847), the biographer, and his brother Dr. John England (1786-1849), one of America's most illustrious bishops, were born in Cork; while Richard England (1750-1812) and his son Sir Richard England, both notable soldiers, were Claremen. The Inglis family, two of whom were Protestant bishops of Nova Scotia, and one, Sir John Inglis, the defender of Lucknow, were from Co. Donegal.

 
 
MATHEW ENGLISH - PATRIARCH

Mathew English
Birth: About. 1772 in South Carolina
Death: Before. 9 Dec 1824 in Lauderdale County, Florence Alabama
Sex: M
Father: Abraham English b. About. 1750 in Kerry County, Ireland

Mother:

Burial: Unknown- wonder if he could be buried on his land?
Estate Records: 9 Dec 1824 Lauderdale Co. Jones Vol 43 Will Book B p. 69
Debts: Bet. 1821 - 1840 Alabama Records Vol 217 Lauderdale Co. Will Book 3 Vol 4-3 notes were not included-Estate of Wm. Hickenbottom. Debts due the estate form Issac Bearden, MATHEW ENGLISH, and Mary McBride, widow.
Acreage: 1827 Land lay in W1/2 of NW1/4 of Sec 10 in TWP 1 Range 10W
Reference: 1216

Dianah "Dicey\Disey" Unknown (Wife) b. in Unknown


Marriage: UNKNOWN in Unknown
Children:
1. William English b. 1793 in Wilkes County , North Carolina
2. Susannah English b. 1800 in North Carolina
3. Wilson "Wilkes" English b. 1802 in Tenneessee
4. Rebecca English b. Bet. 1803 - 1804 in Tennessee
5. Elizabeth English b. 1806 in Tennessee
6. Nancy English b. Bet. 1807 - 1808 in Tennessee
7. John English b. 1809 in Tennessee
8. Margaret "Peggy" English b. 1810 in Tenneessee
9. Jane "Jennie" English b. 1812 in Alabama
10. Joseph English b. 21 Mar 1815 in Lauderdale Co Miss

 
 
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ALABAMA VOLUME 43 WILL BOOK B page 69

LAUDERDALE COUNTY ALABAMA
VOLUME 43
WILL BOOK B
page 69

page 14

Mathew English deceased, appraisement of property. WILSON, one of the commissioners 24 Jan 1825. WILLIAM ENGLISH, DISEY ENGLISH, and WILSON ENGLISH among the purchasers at the sale.

Anyone who settled in Lauderdale County BEFORE 1816 can safely be assumed to have been a squatter.

This is a petition against the removal from lands of Double Head Reserve, the date taken was not given, however the date it was received in Washington DC was December 1810. The locale of these petitioners seems to have been in present Lauderdale Co. Alabama, in the vicinity of Muscle Shoals and the tri-city area of Tuscumbia, Florence and Sheffield. All spelling of names are original. Ely Townsen Sr.; John Townsen; Benjamin Birk; James Cummins; David Hudspeth; W.W.Burney; C.L. Burney; John Beard; John Butler; Gabriel Butler; J.G. Hemphill; Jos Lemaster; Green Hudspeth; R. H. Alpes; Kames Hannegan; Julius Alford; Isreal Harman; Henry Tucker; Hutson Alford; Andrew I. Kavanaugh; Justin Readford; Adam Lacky; James Hooper; James M. Petigrew; James Petigrew; Thomas Caplin; D.B. Potter; Matthew Jones; Hampton Strowell; William Strowell; Samuel Burney Sr.; Samuel Burney Jr.; Charles Burney; _______Hayes; Carlis Hays; Elisha Wilborn; Elisha Wilson; David Bains; Willis Stevens; Jessee Stevens; James Brion; Alexander Cambrel; William Wilborn; Jos C. Wilborn; Mosser Moss; Benjamin Oberly; James Ellis; M. Armstrong; Thomas Grisham; John Kilough; David Kilough; Amus Wilks; Philop Mebery; Frederick Peeler; Benjamin Yardley; Allen Kilough; Hennery Morehead; Richard Haley; William Welch Jr. Rebekeah Hays; Charles Moorhead; Jeremiah ____; Moses Norman; William Welch; Benjamin Moore; Thomas Yardley; Jonathan Little; James Young; Jno Crowly; Thomas Bowman; _______Mathew English;________ Thos G. Butler; James Brown; Jos Brown; Thos Redish; Richard Butler; Edmund Hatch; James Welch; Joshua Golner; J. N. Coe; Thomas Casey; Nathaniel Casey; John Manley; Archibald Sanders; Joseph Edwards; Hennery Tucker; Benjamin Overby; John I. Moss; John Cavenner; Marlin Towns; Tyre G. Dabney; Joel Wilbourn; James Wilbourn; William Wilbourn; Carlton Wilbourn; H. A. Hays; William Carwood; John Young; John Cole; Abraham Cole Sr.; Abraham Cole Jr.; Mason Moss; Alexander Carrel; Charles Hulsy; and James Ellis

 
 
SECOND REGIMENT HYDE COUNTY
***************************************************** SECOND REGIMENT HYDE COUNTY SETH. B. JORDAN CAPTAIN WYRIOTT WINDLEY LIEUTENANT CHRISTOPHER GASKINS ENSIGN DAVID PAINE THOMAS MOORE ASA ONEAL WILLIAM HOOTEN BENJAMIN TURNER LEWIS BLOUNT HENRY CLARK NATHAN HARVEY MATTHEW ENGLISH MOSES WINDLEY WILLIAM MEEKINS JOHN JAMES SPARROW MIDGETT WILLIAM BARROW JOSIAH KNOX WILLIAM FETTERTON STEPHEN OWENS RICHARD SADLER SAMUEL SELBY ROBERT HARRIS DANIEL SEABOOK BARTEE GIBBS WILLIAM B. SPENCER JOSIAH HARRIS BENJAMIN BRINN JOHN SILVERTHORN JOHN SWINDELL WILLIAM EASTER SR. THOMAS MASON SOLOMON EASTER SAMUEL WILLIAMSON DAVID GIBBS EDWARD ROSE SHELDON TOOLEY URIAH LEWIS JOHN DIXON ELIAS MOONEY JOHN GAYLAND THOMAS MOORE WILLIAM EASTER JR. WILSON SAWYER FRANKLIN DIXON CLEMENT DANIELS VALENTINE SLADE THOMAS DANIELS JEREMIAH TOOLEY ZEDEKIAH SWINDELL TIMOTHY PARMARLE FRISBY SPENCER HOSEA TYSON MORRIS DANIELS JAMES LOYD HENRY DELOW ISRAEL HENRY ALEXANDER COHOON SAMUEL GIBBS SR. ROBERT HOPKINS THOMAS SANDERSON SELBY SPENCER STEPHEN GIBBS JEREMIAH HALL WILLIAM COHOON WASHINGTON GIBBS ZACHARIAH WILKINSON THOMAS GURGANUS JOHN ALLEN ZACHARIAH BISHOP MARIN DAVIS MARK SMEDICK WILLIAM EBORN HENRY HOBBS JOHN SHAVENER ROBERT BARNETT HENRY BLOUNT MOUNCEN PECKHAM RICHARD JORDAN ZACHARIAH KIPPS *****************************************************
 
THE EARLIEST RECORD OF MATHEW ENGLISH
The earliest record of Matthew English found to date is his listing on tax records of 1793 in Wilkes, County, N. C. along with a William English. Other records show English/Inglish families in Rowan and Buncombe counties as well as other N. C. counties. It is possible that Matthew had connections with either of these. There seemed to be a close relationship with Phillip Huggins'family, and it is known that Phillip came from Buncombe County, N. C. However, it is also known that Thomas Goss English came from England to settle in Rowan County, that his son, William, died there, and that William's widow, Hannah, moved to Giles County, TN. Others of her relatives were in Lauderdale County, AL, and one of her sons settled in McNairy County, TN near the children of -Matthew English. There is no proof of relationship with either group at this time. It is hoped that research in the future will uncover evidence of early whereabouts of Matthew.
 
 
PROPERTY / ESTATE

MATTHEW ENGLISH

"Anyone who settled in Lauderdale County before 1816 can safely be assumed to have been a squatter, although the word squatter was not as opprobrious in those days. only the determined, the hardy, and the highly adventurous in spirit could have survived in this untamed, little-explored country of the frontier."

There could be little doubt that Matthew English was one of these, FOR he is shown in the reconstructed census for Alabama l8l0 as a resident of Indian Lands, Alabama.

Intruders settled on those lands only to be repeatedly removed by the United States Government. It is said that many of them were removed, only to return before the government could complete the task of removing others.

The land of the north part of Lauderdale Co. for the most part, is hilly, rough,wooded land, traversed by many streams and shoals.It was to this land Mathew came, but it was the fertile, bottom land in the bend of Shoal Creek on which he chose to make his home.

Mathew lived here until late 1824 or early 1825, for on 4 Jan 1825 an appraisal of his estate was made by WILSON ENGLISH,SAMUEL LITTLEJOHN, and REUBEN REEVES. On 7 Jan. 1825, a sale was held as a part of the estate settlement which was administrated by PHILLIP HUGGINS, son in law to MATHEW

Buyers at the sale were mostly family members and it is interesting to note that according to the laws of the time, DICEY had to buy back household items which she wanted to keep.

A deed dated Feb. 2, 1827 is from Elisha MILTON to PHILLIP HUGGINS, the administrator of the estate
of MATHEW ENGLISH, deceased.
The conveyance of money for land lying along the WEST side of SHOAL CREEK is stipulated to be for the benefit of the heirs of MATHEW ENGLISH. The land lay in W1/2 of NW 1/4 of section 10 in TWP 1 Range 10 W. In 1834 this land was sold by Elisha and Martha Milton to BUCKLES HAMM then of Wayne Co. TN.

A DECEMBER 4, 1836 transaction concerning MATHEW'S sons JOHN and JOSEPH; the deed identified the then living heirs of MATHEW.

The estate settlement was finally completed 20 May 1828 with Dicey taking only a child's portion. The proceeds were divided equally; each of the eleven portions amounted to $10.16

Often the first settlers never bothered to have papers drawn up for the property on which they settled, and it was the opinion of William Q. Hill, a genealogist of the Lauderdale Co. area, that Mathew never recorded any proof of ownership.

There was a transaction made by PHILLIP HUGGINS "for the heirs of MATHEW ENGLISH" with ELISHA MILTON in 1827; also a transaction was made for "the heirs of DICEY and MATHEW ENGLISH" with JOSEPH HOUGH in 1830. However this land was included a later transaction between eight of the heirs and JOHN and JOSEPH ENGLISH which states that it is THE LAND OF WHICH MATHEW ENGLISH LIVED DURING HIS LIFE TIME. This transaction is included, as it verifies the identities of all the heirs at the time of its execution.

ENGLISH TO ENGLISH CONVEYANCE

This indenture made and extracted into this the 4th day of December 1836 by and between WILLIAM ENGLISH, JOHN KIMBRELL, in right of his wife SUSANAH ENGLISH, SAMUEL LITTLEJOHN in right of his wife REBECCA ENGLISH, PHILLIP HUGGINS in the right of his wife ELIZABETH " BETSY" ENGLISH, WILSON ENGLISH, THOMAS HUGGINS and his wife formerly NANCY ENGLISH, WILLIAM GRISSOM, and his wife JENNIE ENGLISH and PEGGY ENGLISH all heirs and representatives of MATHEW ENGLISH deceased of the one part and JOHN ENGLISH AND JOSEPH ENGLISH two of the heirs of the other part. Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred dollars to the parties of the first part by the parties of the second part in hand paid the receipt whereof is acknowledge they the said WILLIAM ENGLISH, JOHN KIMBRELL and his wife SUSANAH , SAMUEL LITTLEJOHN and REBECCA his wife, and PHILLIP HUGGINS and BETSY his wife, WILSON GRISSOM and his wife JENNY , and PEGGY ENGLISH parties of the first part for and in consideration of said sum of three hundred dollars to show in hand they have this day granted bargained sold and conveyed and so hereby grant bargain sale and convey to the said JOHN and JOSEPH ENGLISH as thus Witnesseth they or either of them had or possessed in all the lands the said MATHEW ENGLISH and possessed of or was in any matter invested in the County of Lauderdale and State of Alabama including the premises whereon said Mathew lived in his lifetime and part described as follows; viz all the part of the west half of section ten township and range ten which lays west of Shoal Creek deeded to the estate by ELISHA MILTON also all that part of the south east quarter of section nine of said township and range lying on the northwest side creek deeded to the said estate by HIRAM KENNADY and all that part of section 9 in said township and range deeded to heirs of said MATHEW by RUEBEN HOUGH as the said parties of the first part doth hereby convey and agree to and vest the parties of the second part and their heirs and assign forever and they will now and forever defend the right title claims of interest of said tracts of land unto the said parties of the second part and their heirs forever against them and their heirs and all manner of claims in testimony whereof the said parties have hereunto set their hands and seals.

THOMAS HUGGINS NANCY HUGGINS
WILLIAM ENGLISH SUSANAH ENGLISH
WM GRISSOM JANE GRISSOM
WILSON ENGLISH ELIZABETH ENGLISH
SAMUEL LITTLEJOHN REBECCA LITTLEJOHN
JOHN KIMBRELL SUSANAH KIMBRELL
PHILLIP HUGGINS ELIZABETH HUGGINS
GEORGE INGRAM PEGGY INGRAM

MATHEW ENGLISH ESTATE SALE

The amount of sale of property sold on 7 January 1825 at WILLIAM ENGLISH'S

Two cart wheels--------- $11.00 - WILLIAM ENGLISH
One plow 1.00- SAMUEL LITTLEJOHN
11 Geese 4.06 1/4-DICEY ENGLISH
One heifer 1.00 " "
4 bee stands 4.18 3/4 " "
1 bee stand 1.12 1/2 SAMUEL LITTLEJOHN
2 pair traces 1.06 1/4 DICEY ENGLISH
23 hogs 13.37 1/2 " "
6 sheep 13.00 James Done
5 sheep 7.12 1/2 THOMAS HUGGINS
10 hogs 13.50 Ruben Huff
1 sow/pigs and 6 shots 12.62 1/2 Barney Heffington
3 hogs 8.50 Thomas Heffington
1 pig .06 1/4 DICEY ENGLISH
1 mare 12.50 " "
1 filly 35.50 " "
1 axe .26 " "
3 hoes .50 " "
1 steer 3.06 1/4 SAMUEL LITTLEJOHN
1 plow 1.25 DICEY ENGLISH
1 plow .62 1/2 " "
1 bed 6.25 " "
1 ditto 5.00 " "
1 table .50 DISA ENGLISH (notice difference in spelling of DICEY'S name)
1 seve .06 1/2 " "
6 chair frames 2.00 " "
1 chuck reel .50 " "
1 big wheel 1.00 " "
1 bell .37 " "
1 ovin and lid 3.18 3/4 THOMAS HUGGINS
1 pot ovin and scillet 4.00 DISA ENGLISH
1 cittle .12 1/2 " "
1 cupboard and furniture 1.00 " "
1 cittle .12 1/2 " "
1 pot 2.00 SAMUEL LITTLEJOHN
1 big wheel 1.04 3/4 Henry Newton
3 chair frames .87 1/2 SUSAN HOBBS
Total for this page $176.17 1/2

1 pair adze 1.06 1/2 JAMES HUGGINS
1 saddle .31 1/4 DISA ENGLISH
1 cow (spickle) 12.05 1/4 " "
2 yearlins 2.00 " "
1 heffer 4.00 " "
1 gun rifle 11.12 1/2 SAMUEL LITTLEJOHN
1 hand saw 2.37 1/2 Thomas Heffington
1 boar sandy 1.50 SAMUEL LITTLEJOHN
TOTAL THIS PAGE 34.43 3/4

The foregoing contains a correct account of the sale of the estate of MATHEW ENGLISH Deceased

Sworn before me this 16th
January 1825 PHILLIP HUGGINS
W.W. Garrard, Clerk

note: spelling exactly as it is shown on the original document. It is evident from the handwriting and various spellings that at least two people served as clerks during this sale.

 
 
SUSANNAH ENGLISH - - DAUGHTER OF MATHEW ENGLISH
Susannah English, second known child of MATHEW was born about 1800 in NC,VA, or SC according to which census record you believe.
I've got her down as being born in NORTH CAROLINA. She married HIRAM HOBBS in 1821 and had at least ONE child with him before his death.
Hiram's death date is not know , but it is VERY LIKELY, he was dead by the time MATHEW's estate was settled simply because HIRAM isn't mentioned un any of the estate records.
HIRAM wasn't listed on 1830 census records for any of the following states:
AL
TN
MS

In 1833 SUSANNAH was married to JOHN KIMBRELL in LAUDERDALE CONTY, ALABAMA. JOHN was involved with Mathew's estate.

Susannah and JOHN KIMBRELL moved to TISHOMINGO COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI in the late 1830's, but did not appear on the 1850 census either there or in KAUFMAN Texas, where they appear on the 1860 census.
 
 
WILSON "WILKES" ENGLISH - SON OF MATHEW ENGLISH
WILSON'S nickname was "Wilkes" for a note in the Bible of T.C. ENGLISH, son of Joseph, reads"
MATTHEW ENGLISH and his sons, JOHN, JOSEPH, BILL, and WILKES..."
 

Wilson "Wilkes" English
Birth: 1802 in Tenneessee
Death: After. 1878 in Lauderdale County, Florence Alabama
Sex: M
Father: Mathew English b. About. 1772 in South Carolina

Mother: Dianah "Dicey\Disey" Unknown b. in Unknown


Census: 1830 Lauderdale Co. Al
Census: 1840 Lauderdale Co. Al
Census: 1850 Lauderdale Co. Al-Green Hill
Census: 1860 Lauderdale Co. Al
Census: 1870 Lauderdale Co. Al
Promissory Note: 22 Sep 1857 English to Baugh
Promissory Note: 11 Dec 1860 English to Sargeant
Promissory Note: 25 Mar 1919 Lauderdale Co. Al Book 126 p. 529
Conveyance: 4 Dec 1836 English to English Conveyance-Book 7 pages 386-387
Property: 20 Mar 1837 Lauderdale Co. Al
Property: 1838 Lauderdale Co. Alabama Sec 4 TSP1 RNG10W

 
Lauderdale Co. Vol. 104
page 86
Wilson English to Betsy Lafann licensed issued 25 Feb 1836 solemnized by J.M. Milton, J.P.
Recorded 31 Dec 1836
 
Wilson married Sally "Sallie" Kimbrell in 1823 in Lauderdale County, Alabama . She was probably the sister of JOHN KIMBREL, who married SUSANNAH ENGLISH. In 1830 census shows WILSON as head of household with 2 extra females 15-20 in his home. I believe them to be his younger sisters as both MATHEW and DICEY have died.
 
 

1830 LAUDERDALE COUNTY

ENGLISH, WILSON 00001-22022
(Wonder who the two older women are? Maybe his sisters?)

1840 LAUDERDALE COUNTY

ENGLISH, WILSON 20011-022001
(The two older women are gone)

1850 LAUDERDALE COUNTY

Household 1023
ENGLISH, Wilson 48 Tennessee farmer
ENGLISH, Elizabeth (Lafann) 41 South Carolina
ENGLISH, John 19 Alabama
ENGLISH, Rachel 13 Alabama
ENGLISH, Agnus 11 Alabama
ENGLISH, James 8 Alabama
ENGLISH, Hiram 6 Alabama
ENGLISH, William 3 Alabama
ENGLISH, Eliza 4/12 Alabama

Next door to MATT MCDANIEL and RHODA LAFANN( sister to Elizabeth)
Other side of them #1024 is JOSEPH McDONALD and JANE 21 AL, daughter of WILSON ENGLISH. Beyond them is JOHN AND MARGARET McDANIEL/MCDONALD, and DUNCAN SMITH.

In 1860, WILSON ENGLISH 56, ELIZABETH 50, have AGNUS,JAMES,WILLIAM, J.LOUISA and REBECCA S. in household. J.E. McDONALD and JANE are next door.1860 Lauderdale Census page 135(Civil War Records)

1860 Lauderdale Census page 135(Civil War Records)

ENGLISH, Wilson 56 M Farmer born SC
Elizabeth 50 F SC
Agnus 19 F Al
James 17 M Farmer AL
William J. 12M AL
Louisa 9F Al
Rebecca S. 6F AL

***NOTE***

WILSON'S place of birth for 1850 Census-Tennessee
1860 Census-South Carolina
1870 Census-Alabama

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REBECCA ENGLISH - DAUGHTER OF MATHEW ENGLISH

Rebecca English
Birth: Bet. 1803 - 1804 in Tennessee
Samuel Littlejohn (Husband) b. 9 Aug 1804 in Kentucky
Marriage: 15 JAN 1823 in Lauderdale County, Alabama-by Henry Garrard

Rebecca was born about 1803-1804 in Tennessee. She married Samuel LITTLEJOHN in 1823 in Lauderdale County, AL. They moved to McNairy County, Tennessee probably late 1829/1830. They are listed on the 1830 census in McNairy Co.
CHARLES born in 1829 list Alabama as his place of birth.

They were listed there in 1840 and 1850 but by 1860 Rebecca was listed as HEAD of HOUSEHOLD with only her daughter Rebecca and Sally Grissom in her household. SILAS,WILLIAM, and CHARLES were married and living nearby.

The younger REBECCA married in 1864 with JOSIAH ENGLISH serving as her bondsman.

 
 
ELIZABETH ENGLISH - DAUGHTER OF MATHEW ENGLISH

Elizabeth English

Birth: 1806 in Tennessee
Death: After. 1880 in Prentiss County, Mississippi

Bryant Holmes (Husband) b. 9 Nov 1800 in South Carolina

Phillip Jasper Huggins (Husband) b. 22 Feb 1809 in Tennessee
Marriage Records: 25 Feb 1823 Book 1 Sec 1 pg.91

The Lauderdale County Alabama MARRIAGE records shows Phillip Huggins married ELIZABETH ENGLISH, February 25, 1823.(Bk 1, Sec 1, pg. 91.)

Elizabeth married to PHILLIP HUGGINS, 25 Feb 1823, the same day her sister NANCY, married THOMAS HUGGINS, Phillip's son.

ELIZABETH is said to have died in Mississippi after 1880. That's not unreasonable since her brothers JOHN and JOSEPH are known to have moved to Mississippi.

 
 
NANCY ENGLISH - DAUGHTER OF MATHEW ENGLISH

Nancy English
Birth: Bet. 1807 - 1808 in Tennessee
Death: Bet. 1850 - 1860 in Hardin County, Tennessee

Thomas Huggins (Husband) b. 1800 in South Carolina
The LAUDERDALE COUNTY ALABAMA marriage records shows THOMAS HUGGINS to NANCY ENGLISH
FEB. 25, 1823, BK 1, SEC 1, PG 93.

According to a "RECKERD of the HUGGINS as near as I can git them" written by a nephew, JAMES HUGGINS of Arkansas when he was 76 years old. (1 June 1911)

 
 
JOHN ENGLISH - SON OF MATHEW ENGLISH

John English
Birth: 1809 in Tennessee
Death: Bet. 1860 - 1865 in Old Tishomingo County, Mississippi

Mary Stutts (Wife) b. 5 Aug 1818 in Moore County, North Carolina
Marriage:ABT. 1837

Margaret Jeanes (Wife) b. 1829 in Alabama
Marriage: 7 FEB 1847 in Lauderdale County, Alabama -by J.M. Milton J.P.

Elizabeth Hooker (Wife)
Marriage: ABT. 1858

Accession: Accession Number: AL1240__.477
Acreage: Acreage: 81.25
Aliquot Part: Aliquot Part Reference: E½NE
Date signed: Date Signed: 30 Jul 1833
Meridian/Survey: Meridian/Survey Area: Huntsville Meridian
Range: Range: 5 West
Section: Section: 35
Township: Township: 1 South
Property: 18 Feb 1847 English to McDougal Deed Book 7 p.770
Reference: 3510

 

1.Marriage Book I, page 19 Lauderdale Co. Al
2.Headstone
3.Marriage license 991, and marriage certificate Marshall Co.
4.Headstone
5. Headstone
6.
7.Marriage bond Marshall Co, Kentucky
8.Headstone
9.headstone
10.Marriage license
11.Headstone
12."
13."
14."
15.Marriage license marriage docket, Marshall Co.
16.Newspaper clippings, and picture of headstone. Death certificate
17.Marriage license Marshall Co. Kentucky
18.SS records, SS benefit Records,
19.Death certificates
20.Marriage license[Brøderbund Family Archive #255, Ed. 1, Land Records AL, AR, FL, LA, MI, MN, OH, WI 1790-1907, Date of Import: 14 Aug 2000, Internal Ref. #1.255.1.19057.4]

Patentee Name: English, John
Accession Number: AL1240__.477
State: Alabama
Volume: 1240
Page: 477
Document Number: 4634
Land Office: Huntsville
Aliquot Part Reference: E½NE
Section Number: 35
Township: 1 South
Range: 5 West
Meridian/Survey Area: Huntsville Meridian
Act/Treaty Authorizing Sale: Sale-Cash Entries
Date Signed: 30 Jul 1833
Acreage: 81.25

Signed: Yes, the document on file at the BLM contains a signature.

 
 

The last will and testament of JOHN ENGLISH:
Know all men by these presents that I, John English, in the county of McNairy and the state of Tennessee, considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, and being of sound mind and memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made. First, I hereby constitute and appoint my friend H.T.B. Speir Dr. to be sole executor of this my last will , directing my said executor to pay all my debits and funeral expenses and legacies hereinafter given out of my estate. Second, after the payment of my said debts and funeral expenses, I give to my wife the sum of five dollars and do each of my children herein expressed by name: JOSEPH ENGLISH,WILLIAM ENGLISH (dead marked in) JAMES K. POLK (dead marked in) ENGLISH, the sum of five dollars to be hand to each of them as soon after my decease as conveniently may be done. Third, for the benefit of my younger children herein expressed by name: THOMAS JEFFERSON, JOHN DALLAS, FRANCES ELIZABETH, MARY CAROLINE,LEANDER FRANKLIN and SAMUEL ROBERT ENGLISH, I give and devise to my said executor all the rest and residue of my real and personal estate for the benefit of my younger children, their raising and education.

Will was not signed- thought to be part of a lawsuit.[Jacob Stutts.FTW]

 
 
JOSEPH ENGLISH - SON OF MATHEW ENGLISH

Joseph English
Birth: 21 Mar 1815 in Lauderdale Co Miss
Death: May 1865 in Old Tisomingo Co, Miss

Elizabeth Hamm (Wife) b. 1 Mar 1821 in Lauderdale Co, Miss
Marriage: 6 JAN 1837 in Lauderdale County, Alabama

 

FROM THE T.C. ENGLISH FAMILY BIBLE

JOSEPH ENGLISH was born March the 21, 1815
died 1 May 1865

ELIZABETH HAMM born March the 1(?) 1821
died 1879

two was married the 6 day of Jan 1837
Sons and daughters born these dates:
Nancy Annie English born December 25 1837
William Marion English born Apr 27 1839
John English born Feb the 8 1841
James Wm. English born April the 19 1843
Milley Angeline E. born Feb the 12 1845
Thos. G. English born May the 15 1846
Lee S. English born March the 6 1848
Sarah Jane English born January 23 1850
Joseph Hawkins English born Dec 25 1851
George Washington English born Sept 8 1853
Mary Ann English born April the 22 1855
Francis Elizabeth English born Feb 5 1857
Lazarus Franklin English born June 3 1861
Eliza Alexander English born Oct 3 1862
and he died December the 21 1886 24 y,2 months 18 days old.

(ALL HANDWRITTEN in same hand.)

 

JOSEPH was listed on the 1840 census of LAUDERDALE COUNTY, ALABAMA with just one teenage male in the household, indicating that the 2 children born before 1840 might have died.
1842 Joseph purchased land in TISHOMINGO CO. MS from JESSE MILTON (married SARAH HAMM, a cousin of ELIZABETH's father)
1847- Joseph sold his interest in the land to his brother John, that belonged to his father MATHEW, and the land in Tishomingo Co,....He bought land near BALDWYN , MS.....This was sold by his heirs in 1877.There was no deed ever found for this purchase though.

This land is described as "the north half of (1/2) of the NE qtr of section 14 T six R six East, containing eighty acres more or less.
Further land records show that the purchaser, E> OLIVER, later lost the land due to a failure to pay taxes.

JOSEPH died in 1865 and court records show that Elizabeth applied for support of the children from the estate. Records were made in 1866.

 

     
     
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