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Map of Johnson Randall's land in Franklin Co., GA:

Deed of same land:

  Johnson Randall was born Abt. 1749 in State of Pennsylvania, and died Bef. 21 February, 1831 in Amite Co., MS. He married Rachel (Margaret) Roundtree Abt. 1775, daughter of Rueben Roundtree and Unknown.

Children of Johnson Randall and Rachel Roundtree are:

1. Hiram J. Randall, born Bet. 1787 - 1792 in State of Georgia or North Carolina; died 09 July, 1860 in Copiah Co., MS. He married (1) Harris; (2)Martha Prim or Prine.

2. Thomas P. Randall, born Abt. 1778 in State of North Carolina. He married (1) Mary Prim or Prine 29 March, 1820 in Amite Co., MS. He married (2) Betsy Keith 15 December, 1828 in Amite Co., MS.

3. Isham Randall, born Abt. 1790 in State of North Carolina; died 10 March, 1833 in Liberty, Amite, MS.

4. Rebecca Randall, born 24 February, 1797 in State of Georgia; died 05 May, 1842. She married Daniel McNeil.

An approximate time line for Johnson Randall events:

Event              Date                           Place

Birth               c. 1749                        Pennsylvania

Marriage        c. 1775                        Unknown

Tax                 1784                            Montgomery, NC Dist. 2

Tax                 1784-1787                   Montgomery, NC Dist. 2

Census           1790                            Montgomery, NC

GA Tax          1800                            Franklin, GA,

Poll Tax         1800-1802                    Franklin Co., GA

Prop. Tax     1803-1810                     Franklin Co., GA

Deed              17 Jul 1802                   Franklin, GA

Purchase       27 Dec 1803                Franklin, GA

Lottery           1805                             Living in Franklin, GA

Tax                 1805                             Franklin, GA

Tax                 1806                             Franklin, GA

Lottery           1807                             Living in Franklin, GA

P of A*           19 Feb 1808                 Franklin, GA

Land Grant   25 May 1808                Franklin, GA (300 acres)

P. of A.*         27 Aug 1808                Franklin, GA

Deed              04 Nov 1808                Franklin, GA

Residence     04 Nov 1808                 Wilkinson, MS

P. of A.*         11 Mar 1809                  Franklin, GA

Deed**          06 May 1811                 Franklin, GA

Census           1816                              Amite, MS

Census           1820                             Amite, MS

Church           Jun 1824                      Amite, MS

Sale                 19 Apr 1820***           Amite, MS

Census           1830                             Amite, MS

Death             By 21 Feb 1831            Amite, MS  (Estate Appraisers Appointed)

                                                                           (Robt. Longmire, Admr.)

Buried at Talbert Cemetery, Amite Co., MS

* = Power of Attorney

** = Deed Recorded

*** = or 1830

ORPHAN'S COURT RECORD

AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

VOLUME 3, PAGE 5

 

STATE OF MISSISSIPPI

AMITE COUNTY

By the Orphan's Court of Said County

Whereas Johnson Randall, deceased, late of said county died Intestate as we are informed, having whilst he lived and at the time of his death, divers goods, rights and credits within the State aforesaid, land (?)_______ that the said goods, rights and credits may be well and truly administered, _____ and be disposed of, do grant unto Robert Longmire, full power by these presents, to administer the goods and chattels, rights and (rights stricken out) credits of the said deceased, which to him in his life time, and at the time of his death, did belong, to ask, buy, recover, and receive the same, and pay the debts in which the deceased stood bound, so far as his said goods, rights, credits, lands, tenements and hereditaments will extend, according to their rate (?) and the order of the Law--to make a perfect and just inventory of said goods and chattels, rights and credits, and the same to exhibit in the Office of the Clerk of this Court at or before the expiration of three months from the date hereof, and to render a just account of the said Administration, when thereunto legally required; and the said Robert Longmire is hereby ordained administrator of all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits, moneys and effects of the said deceased.

{SEAL}Witness Van T. (?) Crawford, Esquire, Probate Judge of the said Court this 21st day of February in the year one thousand eight hundred and 31.

Issued Feby.  22nd, 1831.

  Isham Randall was born Abt. 1790 in State of North Carolina, and died 10 March, 1833 in Liberty, Amite, MS. He married Rebecca Day 10 December, 1810 in Amite Co., MS, daughter of Jonathan Day and Miss Trice.

Marriage record:

Children of Isham Randall and Rebecca Day are:

1. Mary Randall, born Bet. 1810 - 1811 in Amite Co., MS.

2. Male Randall, born Abt. 1812 in Amite Co., MS.

3. Sarah Randall, born Abt. 1813 in Amite Co., MS. She married James Faust 20 April, 1834 in Amite Co., MS.

4. Male Randall, born Abt. 1815 in Amite Co., MS.

5. James Randall, born 16 December, 1816 in Amite Co., MS; died 09 September, 1891 in Amite Co., MS.

6. Asa "Acy" Randall, born Abt. 1820 in Amite Co., MS; died Abt. 1883.

7. Female Randall, born Abt. 1820 in Amite Co., MS.

8. Allen H. Randall, born 20 September, 1824 in Amite Co., MS; died 18 July, 1881 in Amite Co., MS.

9. Male Randall, born Abt. 1825 in Amite Co., MS.

Isham served in the War of 1812 as a  Private in Capt. Zachariah Lea's Company of Militia, Mississippi Territory, commanded by Col. Ferdinand Claiborne.  There seem to be five children of this couple that are unaccounted for, either through early death or non-identification.  Isham's given name is also found spelled as "Isom".

Isham's War of 1812 pay vouchers:

THE EXCLUSION OF ISHAM RANDALL FROM GALILEE BAPTIST CHURCH TAKE FROM THE CHURCH MINUTES

1828,  Oct.  11th

The church met in conference when Brother John Straughan reported brother Isham Randall to the church for disorder both in word and deed for which the church took up the case, appointed brethren Robert Day & J. Straughan to cite Brother Randall to appear at the next conference to answer the charges, the report of the committee was that Brother Randall wished the church to exclude him and as such he was Excluded.

ORPHAN'S COURT RECORD

AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

VOLUME 2, PAGE 355 (?)

Monday the 16th (?) of Dec. 1833

This day Archibald B. Steel appeared for letters of Admr. on (?) the Estate of Isham Randall, decd. whereupon it is Ordered that Archibald B. Steele & Rebecca Randall be appointed administrator on the Estate of Isham Randall, Decd. upon his entering into bond with sufficient security.

This day Archibald B. Steele entered into bond with James McDowell (?) and Stephen Wilkinson his security, and took the oath to qualify him to act as admr. on Isham Randall's Estate.

Ordered that Rebecca Randall have leave to enter into bond any time between this and next court and take the oath to qualify her to act as admr. on the Estate of Isham Randall, decd.

ORPHAN'S COURT RECORD

AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

VOLUME 3, PAGE 188 (OR 118)

Admn. of Isham Randall's Estate Letters (?)

The State of Mississippi

Amite County

By the Probate Court of said County; Whereas Isham Randall, deceased late of said County died Intestate as we are informed, having whilst he lived and at the time of his death divers goods, Debts, rights & credits within the state aforesaid and we desiring that the said goods, rights & credits may be well and truly administered converted & disposed of do hereby grant unto Archibald B. Steele & ___(a blank space is here)___ full power by the terms of these presents to administer the goods & chattels, rights and credits of the said deceased which to him in his life time and at the time of his death did belong to ask _?_ _?_ the same & pay the debts in which the deceased stood bound so far as his said goods rights credits Lands tenements & hereditaments will extend according to their rate and the order of the Law to make a perfect & just (?) inventory of the said goods & chattels rights & creidts & the same to exhibit in the office of the Clerk of this Court at or before the expiration of three months from the date hereof and to render a just account of the said administration when thereunto legally required and the said Archibald B. Steele ______(blank space here)____are hereby ordained administrators of all and singular the goods & chattels,rights & credits, moneys & effects of the said deceased.

Witness,

Van T_?_ Crawford, Esquire

Judge of Probate

This the 16th day of Dec. in the year and the _missing_ and thirty three.

R. M. (?)

(The blank spaces must be left for Rebecca Randall when she had entered bond.)

  Allen H. Randall was born 20 September, 1824 in Amite Co., MS, and died 18 July, 1881 in Amite Co., MS. He married Catherine Samantha Roberts 16 August, 1848 in Amite Co., MS, daughter of Abraham Roberts and Sarah Taylor.

Tax receipt: 

                 

Marriage record: 

Children of Allen Randall and Catherine Roberts are:

1. David Franklin Randall, born 05 June, 1849 in Amite Co., MS; died 28 March, 1916.

2. Jasper Lafayette Randall, born 04 September, 1850 in Amite Co., MS; died 20 August, 1909 in Bayou Chicot, Evaqngeline Parish, LA.

Photograph of Jasper and some of his family:

3. Elizabeth Ann Randall, born 20 June, 1856 in Amite Co., MS; died 04 September, 1862 in Amite Co., MS.

4. Van Allen Hosea Randall, born 19 May, 1860 in Amite Co., MS; died 21 December, 1933 in Amite Co., MS.

  Van Allen Hosea Randall was born 19 May, 1860 in Amite Co., MS, and died 21 December, 1933 in Amite Co., MS. He married (1) Mary Blanche Wooley Abt. 1883, daughter of George Wooley and Mary Coon. He married (2) Mattie Raner 31 December, 1902 in Amite Co., MS, daughter of John Raner and Missouri Whittington.

Mary Blanche Wooley Randall:

The family of V.A.H. Randall at the old family home in Amite Co., MS:

     

Children of Van Randall and Mary Wooley are:

1. Byron Hosea Randall, born 27 December, 1884 in Amite Co., MS; died 12 November, 1939 in Jackson, Feliciana Parish, LA. He married Gueretta McDaniel 07 January, 1906 in Amite Co., MS.

Photographs of Byron and Byron with his wife:

    

2. Bythal Lamar Randall, born 24 December, 1886 in Amite Co., MS; died 20 November, 1970 in Amite Co., MS. He married Prenia Anna Leake 20 December, 1906 in Wilkinson Co., MS.

Photograph of Bythal and his wife:

3. Clarence Coke Randall, born 16 December, 1888 in Amite Co., MS; died December 1947 in Little Rock, AR. He married Mattie Lorena Ammons.

4. Child Randall, born 25 December, 1890 in Amite Co., MS; died Abt. January 1891.

5. Alpheus W. "Bob" Randall, born 15 December, 1891 in Amite Co., MS; died 29 November, 1976 in State of California (Probable). He married Florence Reardon 20 May, 1921.

6. Kirby Kelly Randall, born 20 March, 1893 in Amite Co., MS; died Bet. 1947 - 1948 in Los Angeles, CA. He married Unknown Douglas.

Photograph of Kirby:

7. Mary Blanche Randall, born 15 April, 1896 in Amite Co., MS; died 04 February, 1977 in Hineston, Rapides PR., LA. She married (1) Armon James. She married (2) Norwood Whittington.

8. Kathleen Gertrude "Sweet" Randall, born 12 June, 1900 in Amite Co., MS; died 30 December, 1984 in Vicksburg, Warren Co., MS. She married (1) Ellis Morgan. She married (2) Lane Wilson.

 

Children of Van Randall and Mattie Raner are:

1. Barney Johns Randall, born 07 November, 1904 in Amite Co., MS; died 20 March, 1936 in Vicksburg, Warren Co., MS. He married Nadine Baker.

Photo of Barney:

2. Roddis Causey Randall, born 03 February, 1907 in Amite Co., MS; died 10 February, 1947. He married Alpha Ivy 14 July, 1934.

3. Ernest Hazard Randall, born 10 October, 1909 in Amite Co., MS; died 03 September, 1992 in Vicksburg, Warren Co., MS. He married Emma Evelyn Duke 1931.

  RANDALL

The Origin of the Surname Randall

Ralf de Tankville was William the Conqueror's Chamberlain. There were several other followers with that given name who received lands and earldoms. The name was also used in England before the Norman Conquest, in the form Raedwuff or "shield wolf", which began Ranulf and the Ralf from which the surnames Raff, Ralph, Rand, Randall, Randolph, Rankin, Ransom, Ranson, Rawlings, and Rawson developed. Rand is also one who came from Rand, a marshy edge, the name of places in Lincoln shire and Yorkshire. "American Surnames"The name Randall is distinctly traceable to a period of the Norman Conquest of England, A.D. 1066. It first appears in the "Doomsday Book" of William the Conqueror in the Assignment of Lands bearing this name, as "Tenants in Capite" immediately from the Crown, and restricted to those who accompanied the Conqueror from his kingdom of Normandy, of which they may have been native citizens or descendants of those who came over from Denmark or Norway with Rollo the Dane in 901. The name Randall, spelled in different forms, is a frequent occurrence in the yearbooks or records of legal proceedings of Edward II to the end of Henry VII, a period of about two hundred years, from 1327 to 1547, and many of the names have borne Coats of Arms granted for distinguished service. The name is a modification of that of Randolfe or Randolph. One authority suggests Randall is an English local name of Nordic origin and interpreted "fair valley" from " ran", which means "fair" and dale which means "dale" or "valley". He adds that Randall may be a derivative of the surname Randolph which was originally Randwulf or Randulf which came from " Ravenwulf". "William Randall and Allied Families", by Frank Alfred Randall, 1943.A more recent account of the family name origins came from the Canadian Randall branch, that the stories past to him indicated the early family were a group of poor peasants on the Scottish border who rustled sheep from the English gentry, making their escape back to their hovels, "they ran through the dales like those possessed" and but one step ahead of the law no doubt, hence the name "ran dales" or now Randalls.

Text and narrative by Brian Randall ( brianrandall.com )

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