Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
Name: John Ecles Year: 1635 Age: 16 Place: Virginia Source Publication Code: 1035.14 Primary Immigrant: Ecles, John Annotation: Date of emigration and intended destination. Two lists, extracted by Horatio G. Somerby, originally published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register,vol. 3:3 (July 1849) and indexed as no. 8862 in PILI 1984. Source Bibliography: BURKHARDT, JUDITH. "England to Virginia in 1635." In The Second Boat, vol. 2:1 (May 1981), pp. 4-5. Page: 4
Name: John Ecles Year: 1635 Age: 16 Place: Virginia Source Publication Code: 6571 Primary Immigrant: Ecles, John Annotation: Date of transportation order and intended destination. Source Bibliography: "PASSENGERS FOR VIRGINIA." In Genealogy: A Journal of American Ancestry. Edited by Lyman Horace Weeks. New York: William M. Clemens, vol. 1 (January 20, 1912), pp. 19-20; (February 10, 1912), p. 43. Page: 43
John and Samuel Cave bought land which has a pretty good record. They are listed in the "Sixteen Hundred Lines to Pilgrim Linage
John Eccles of Charles City County Some have speculated that John Echols was identical to the John Eccles who appeared near Herring Creek in Charles City County 1677-94. This John Echols married possibly a daughter of Thomas Harris and his wife, Yuet —. On 13 September 1677 , administration of the estate of Thomas Harris was granted John Echols and John Hardaway. Thomas Harris, likely the son of the elder Thomas Harris and who had come of age, petitioned the court to summon Echols 2 March 1690/1. Charles City County awarded Echols 200 pounds of tobacco for two wolves heads in 1691. We can find no evidence that John Echols of Charles City County was John Echols . Indeed the former John Echols was killing wolves in Charles City County while the latter the other John Echols was living in New Kent.
Could this John Echols who married Mary Cave father?
Could be John Echols who married Mary Cave siblings?
Echols of Amelia After the Echols family moved from Amelia County, another Eckles family arrived. Edward Eckles, patented 400 acres in July 1738, 548 acres in April 1748, and 364 acres in September 1755. In 1755 as Edward Eckles “of Albemarle Parish, Sussex County, Virginia,” he deeded land to his brother, Robert Eckles of Nottoway Parish , and his son, Thomas Eckles. This was perhaps the Edward Eckles who secured a patent for 140 acres in Surry (later Sussex) County in 1727 to which he added 104 acres in 1743. Thomas Eckles and James Eckles appeared with large families in Amelia County in 1785. They were not listed in the county in 1782, but were likely there. Both Edward and Thomas Eccles were later in Albemarle Parish and the Albemarle Parish Register records the births of some of their children. Edward Eckles left a will in Sussex County leaving Amelia County land to several sons (will dated 27 Oct. 1757, recorded 21 April 1758).
John Echols father came to America at the age of 16.
John Echols an Englishman came to America about the end of the 16th or the beginning of the 17th Century and settled in Caroline County, Virginia, and married a tall redheaded woman named Mary Cave and by her had five sons and three daughters. I shall begin with his sons first and carry out their family as far as my knowledge extends
Title Eckholls, John. Publication 23 October 1703. Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41. Note Location: King and Queen County. Grantee(s): Cave, John and Eckholls, John. Description: 600 acres. Source: Land Office Patents No. 9, 1697-1706 (v.1 & 2 p.1-742), p. 554 (Reel 9). Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia. Subject - Personal Eckholls, John. grantee.
John Eccles of Charles City County: Some have speculated that John Echols was identical to the John Eccles who appeared near Herrin Creek in Charles City County 1677-94. This John Echols married possibly a daughter of Thomas Harris and his wife, Yuet —. On 13 September 1677 , administration of the estate of Thomas Harris was granted John Echols and John Hardaway. Thomas Harris, likely the son of the elder Thomas Harris and who had come of age, petitioned the court to summon Echols on 2 March 1690/1. Charles City County awarded Echols 200 pounds of tobacco for two wolves heads in 1691. We can find no evidence that John Echols of Charles City County was John Echols . Indeed the former John Echols was killing wolves in Charles City County while the latter the other John Echols was living in New Kent.
Title Eckholls, John.Publication 23 April 1688. Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41. Note Location: New Kent County. Description: 321 acres on the north side Mattapony River beg.g &c. at the head of a branch by Captn. William Smyths landing path. Source: Land Office Patents No. 7, 1679-1689 (v.1 & 2 p.1-719), p. 635 (Reel 7). Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Title Eckholls, John. Publication 20 April 1685. Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41. Note Location: New Kent County. Grantee(s): Eckholls, John and Morris, William. Description: 350 acres behind the land formerly Giles Moodies. Beg.g &c. by Barrows old house. Source: Land Office Patents No. 7, 1679-1689 (v.1 & 2 p.1-719), p. 436 (Reel 7). Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
John Exoll of King William County: The most likely candidate for John’s father is one John Exoll. John Axoll and Anthony Haines had secured with a patent for 600 acres in New Kent County in July 1658. In October 1658 a patent to Robert Jones for land on the north side of the Mattaponi River in what was then New Kent County mentioned land of John Exoll. A patent to Richard Harrison for land next to John Exoll’s swamp included William Exoll as a headright in 1664. Exol Swamp, which is on present-day maps of King and Queen County, is about 15 from where John Echols later settled. John Pigg whose descendants were in Southside Virginia near the Echolls held neighboring land
Land patents for John Echols On 20 April 1685: John Echols and William Morris received 350 acres “behind land formerly of Mr. Giles Moody” in New Kent County. This was for the transportation of seven persons. Echols and Morris allowed their right to the land lapse and James Taylor obtained its patent in 1688. On 23 April 1688, John alone was granted 321 acres next to land he already owned. Fifteen years later in 1703, he, Samuel Craddock, John Cave, and William Glover were granted 1,620 acres on the “branches of Tuckahoe Swamp and the freshes of Mattaponi River” in King and Queen and Essex Counties. The tract began on the east side of Potobago Path. A patent for Francis Meriwether places Potobago Path on the branches of Hoskins Creek. Thus the tract was 2-3 miles south of present-day Beazley, Virginia. On 23 October 1703, John Echols and John Cave secured a patent for 600 acres in St. Stephen’s Parish in King and Queen County
ECHOLS, THE EARLY VIRGINIA GROUP
The earliest record of any member of this group who appears to have had descendants is that of John Eckholls (Eckhold), who is shown as having received a large grant of land in 1688. This land was northeast of Richmond, Va., in the present King and Queen County, and was granted for the purpose of colonization. This obligation he is shown by public record to have fulfilled, and also to have received other large grants of land for the same purpose, as late as 1703. The conclusion as to John Eckholls having been the earliest settler of this group resulted from searching public records at Richmond and at seats of government of the earliest counties of Virginia. Families of the first and second generations after 1688 are shown to have spread into counties west and south of Richmond, as far as Halifax County. Nothing definite was found as to where John Echolls came from to the new land. The reliability of family tradition of today on this point is rendered somewhat doubtful by conflicting statements. Names of early business associates of John Eckholls and of the colonists he transported are all English, and the first grant of land to him was made by Baron Of Effingham of England.
It is of interest to note the peculiarity in the early spelling and evolution of the form of the surname as found in public records. This concerns to some extent several groups originating in Virginia, though their line of descent from John Eckolls is not clearly evident in any case. During the early generations the Eckholls form of the surname persisted in public records, but this does not indicate for certain the family custom, due to carelessness of those in immediate charge of making such records. Experienced genealogists early become disillusioned and astounded at the abundant proof of such carelessness. Laws in the old countries required continuation of the original spelling of the surname in public records. This would tend here for a time to perpetuate an early error. After two generations the spelling of this surname began to appear changed in public records. The evolution of the later surnames from that of Eckholls is clearly shown by records of witnesses to many land transactions and will of persons of other surnames. In some of these records more than one form of the surname is shown for witnesses to the same document, and after the third generation the earliest form became unknown. Public records of all the families thereafter show the last 1 changed to a or omitted. Some show h and o omitted to make the Eckles form so widely used in this country and in the old world. A few records show k and 1 omitted to make Echols. Perhaps the public records of one early prominent Echols family influenced later families living in the southeastern part of this country to adopt this form permanently, which is unknown elsewhere in the world. For these reasons records of these families are not included herein. Occasional families are shown widely until today with the Echold form. Evidence of the piety of the early families of this group is indicated by the persistent practice of giving biblical names to children. Among these are Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebecca, Jacob, Joseph, Ephraim, Moses, Joshua, Jeremiah, Joel, Samuel, Elkanah, James, John, Elizabeth, Mary, Martha, Susanna and Tabitha. Joel persisted long and like Moses is almost unknown in other groups.
Some miscellaneous records which could not be given subsequently in connection with any particular family are noted here without the surname, which is always close to the Eckholls form. Abraham, with a wife Sarah, owned land in Raleigh Parish, Amelia County in 1735 and 1744. He died in Lunenburg County in 1749 and left a will showing a son Joseph, Sr. Joseph Sr. had land in Raleigh Parish in Amelia County in 1756, and died there in 1749. Isaac, with a wife Polly, had land in Halifax County in 1744 and 1758. John, apparently with no wife, sold land in Amelia County in 1749. Joseph, Sr., had land in Halifax County in 1746, 1762, and 1790. Joseph, Jr., had land in Lunenburg County in 1746, and Joseph had land in Amelia County in 1760. Richard, who was the first sheriff in Amelia County, in 1735, had land there in 1741, and with a wife Katherine sold land there in 1748. Richard had land in Lunenburg County in 1750, and sold land in Halifax County in 1766. William had a patent on 400 acres of land in 1736, and was there in 1747. William, with a wife Sarah, sold land in Lunenburg County in 1751. William Jr., with a wife Rachel sold land in Lunenburg County in 1751. William, Sr., had land in Halifax. County in 1771. Bounty land in Georgia, given for military service in the Revolutionary war to a soldier or member of his family, was acquired by Joseph and John.
Some names given there are doubtless those of persons belonging to the second Virginia Group. James and Thomas furnished supplies to the Army in Amelia County and Robert in Dinwiddie County. James, Jr., was postmaster at Morgansville in Nettoway County in 1813, and James was proprietor of the Union Hotel at Petersburg in 1822. In the Virginia census of 1785 the names of James and Thomas are given as heads of families in Amelia County, and Jeremiah in Pittsylvania County. In the 1790 census report James, John, Joseph, [Sr., Joseph and Obadiah are shown as heads of families in Halifax County, and Jeremiah, Joseph and Moses are shown as heads of families in Pittsylvania County. Moses is shown by early eastern Georgia records to have married a daughter of Anna L. Daniel of Pittsylvania County. Some marriages in Amelia County were Elkanah to Elizabeth, a daughter of Richard Anderson, August 20, 1783; Thomas W. to Ann W. Alfriend, March 28, 1822. Elizabeth married James Prince in Norfolk County in 1806. (William and Marry College Quarterly, Vol. 16, p. 88, Vol.-17, p. 40 and Vol. 9 p. 136]
Known records do not show definite relationship of the above named persons other than in marriage as shown. Only the proximity of dates and geographical locations, and similarity of surnames indicates their probable descent from the early John Eckholls. Elsewhere there is given information concerning Virginia Eckles families of which records, usually wills, show definitely their relationship and descent. But the earliest known ancestors of these families are not shown by records to have been related to any persons mentioned above. None of the Virginia families mentioned elsewhere used other than the Eckles form of the surname, except in a few very recent departures. (Early Virginia Group, pages 305306. Eckles and Eckols Families in the United States by Barry Edward Eckles, B. N. 1946.) [cc Evagroup]
Mr. Milner Echols, who knew a lot about my family, wrote that, “John Echols an Englishman Came to America about the end of the 16th or the beginning of the 17th Century and Settled in Caroline County Verginia and married a tall Redheaded woman named Mary Cave - & by her had 5 Sons & 3 Daughters.”
The Echols sons were dependable Amelia County citizens and served on juries when called. Of twelve good men on the jury of Robert Vaughan vs. Richard Ward on 9 December 1737, three were Richard, William, and Abraham Echols. The Gillintine, Marchbanks, Collins, Hendrick, and Hubbard families, who intermarried with the Echols, moved from Amelia County to Halifax around the same time as the Echols.
John Echols married Mary Cave daughter of John Cave and Ellizabeth Travers. Mary was born abt 1650, Orange, Virginia d abt 1713, Virginia
Their children are
1 Mary Echols b: ABT 1682 in King and Queen, Virginia
2 John Echols b: ABT 1684 in King and Queen, Virginia
3 Abraham Echols b: 1686 in Comfort, Lee , Virginia
4 William Echols b: 1686/1690 in ,, Virginia
5 Joseph Echols b: ABT 1688 in ,Virginia
6 Elizabeth Echols b: ABT 1690 in King and Queen, Virginia
7 Richard Echols b: 1694 in King And Queen Virginia
8 Anne Echols b: ABT 1698 in ,,Virginia
Mary Echols b ABT 1682 in King and Queen, Virginia d BEF 2 Nov 1771 in Halifax, Virginia m'd ABT 1714 in ,Virginia, Nicholas Gillentine b: ABT 1680 in Thurland Castle, England
Note: A daughter of John Echols and Mary Cave, married ?an Englishman named? Nicholas Gillintine . He was one of the ?outlandish men? she and her sisters married. Deeds in Caroline County reveal her name was Mary
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John Echols b ABT 1684 in King and Queen, Virginia d 1750 in ,Beaufort,North Carolina
John was his first son who left Virginia a young man and settled in the lower part of N. Carolina and raised his family
John Echols, the son of John Echols and Mary Cave, was living in Amelia County in 1737 when it was cut off from Prince George County. On 16 October 1744 he bought from his brother, William Echols, 420 acres in Raleigh Parish of Amelia County next to the mouth of Stocks Creek and lying along the Appomattox River. Amelia County appointed him a surveyor of the land along the Appomattox River from Lovells Mill to Clements Mill in June 1745. Clements Mill belonged to William Clement . John lived at the river until 16 June 1749 when he sold this land, including his home, to Samuel Overton of St. Martin?s Parish, Hanover County, Virginia, for £150. The deed acknowledged that John Echols was moving.
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Abraham Echols b1686 in Comfort, Lee , Virginia d 3 Oct 1749 in ,Lunenberg , Virginia married BEF 1729 in ,,Virginia,Sarah Hubbard b: ABT 1700
HISTORY OF ECHOLS FAMILY by MILNER ECHOLS 1850
Abraham was old John?s 2nd son, married Sarah Tamer and by her had two sons and several daughters. His sons were Joseph and Joshua. Joseph married a Miss King, and by her had 2 sons and 5 or 6 daughters. His sons Abraham and Jeremiah who left Virginia in time of the Revolutionary War and went to Pennsylvania. Of their offspring I know nothing. Joshua married Hannah Brown, had a number of children of whom I know but little. He had one son Darius, a conspicuous man in Habersham County, GA. The rest of his family lives chiefly in the upper part of Georgia. Old Abraham had one daughter who married James Hodges a very worthy man, his family moved to Tennessee. He had one son named Jessee and he had a son named James who was a commanding officer in Tennessee and got drowned in Cumberland River near Cairo. Jessee had one daughter named Tabitha, that is all I know of the family. Old Abraham had another daughter named Sarah who married John Rowden and by her had 4 sons and one daughter.
His sons were Abraham, Laban, Josee, and John. Abraham married a woman named Chick, moved to Tennessee. I know nothing of his family. Laban married Milly Adams raised a large family. I know nothing of them only two of his sons to wit, Hubert and Lot, who live in Guinett County, Ga. Josee married Susannah Adams, moved to Tennessee, of his family I know nothing. John married Milly Brewer, a widow, the daughter of old Jeremiah Reeves, sister to Rev. Malachi Reeves and Rev. Jeremiah Reeves. He also moved to Tennessee and was drowned in the Tennessee River. Of his family I know nothing. Old John Rowden?s daughter was Tabitha. She married Glover Crain, had several children by her and then died. He had one son named Joseph Crane who married a Miss Hood. They had several children, one son named John Glover Crane who was a wholesale merchant in Charleston, S.C.Joshua Crane had a daughter married a Mr.Whitman, a Baptist preacher and a teacher in the Penfield Academy, Green County, Georgia. P.S. James Hodges daughter married John Lacy. Wm Glass and Hally Shaw Lacy had one son named Elijah and he and wife parted. Glass had 5 sons and 3 daughters. His sons were Hubbard, Mason, Frederick who married Betsy Strother and he was killed by the Indians in Alabama. The other three, David, Elish and Eahlij Mason married a Miss Wyatt and lives in Fayett County, Georgia the rest of his sons I know nothing. His daughters were named Tabitha, Patsy, and Sally. Tabitha married Richard Wood and by him had three sons and one daughter. Her sons were Winston, William and Willis. Her son William represented three different counties in the state of Georgia and was Colo. Of the same counties. He then moved to Randolph County, Alabama and represented that county and is Colo. And judge of the court.
Willis, her third son married a Miss Cochran and died young. Richard Wood?s daughter was named Elizabeth and married Samuel D. Echols. Hally Shaw raised a large family in Jackson County, Georgia. I know nothing of his family only E. B. Shaw, his grandson, who lives in Guynett County, and is a very eminent Baptist preacher.
P. S. If I mistake not, old Abraham Echols had a daughter who married a man by the name of Hubbard in Virginia. I know nothing further of them. Mr. Milner Echols, states that Abraham Echols wife was Sarah Tamer.
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The above webpage sites states that Abraham Echols married Sarah Hubbard (Mrs Tamer)
Abraham Echols, the son of John Echols and Mary Cave, married Sarah Hubbard Abraham Echols was living in Prince George (now Amelia) County in 1734 when he secured a patent to 400 acres next to his plantation. Amelia County charged Abraham on a single tithe in 1737.
He added to his Amelia County holdings when he got another 400 acres in 1738. He sold this land to George Ham in November 1741 for £20 and disappeared from Amelia County after 1742. He kept his 1734-patent until 16 January 1744/5 when he conveyed its 400 acres to David Crenshaw via deeds of lease and release. From Amelia County, Abraham moved to what is now Halifax County. He held 30 acres in Brunswick (now Halifax) County on January 1741/42. On 6 July 1747 he was Abraham Echols ?of Lunenburg County? when he bought 174 acres south of the Staunton River from Lawrence Baker. Abraham obtained patents for land in Lunenburg (now Halifax) County on both sides of Childrey Creek in 1748: 182 acres in April and 752 acres in August. In August 1760 he got 381 acres on the south side of the Staunton River and 400 acres on both sides of Stinking River the same month.
Abraham left a will in Lunenburg County (will dated 2 April 1749, recorded 3 Oct. 1749 ). He divided his land between his wife and children. Joseph got land on Stinking River and Elizabeth an entry for land at the same place. Rebecca and Sarah shared the Staunton River tract and Abraham?s brother Joseph Echols got the Childrey Creek tract and mill. Isaac and Joshua shared the home plantation after the death of their mother. Abraham mentioned also two brothers-in-law, Benjamin Hubbard and Edward Hubbard. Joseph Collins and George Marchbanks watched Abraham make his mark on his will. His daughter made a deed to her brother in 1764, which referred to a posthumous patent for 381 acres they granted Abraham 20 August 1760. Title Echols, Abraham. a grantee
Publication 30 January 1741. Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41. Related See also the following surname(s): Eckhols, Eckolds. Note Location: Brunswick County. Description: 80 acres on the south side of Stanton River. Source: Land Office Patents No. 20, 1741-1743 (v.1 & 2 p.1-566), p. 122 (Reel 18). Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Lunenburg County VA, Wills 1746-1825, by Landon C. Bell
162. Echols, Abraham 4-2-1749; 10-3-1749; Deed Book 1/489-490 Mentions: Wife: Sarah Echolls [sic] Oldest Son: Isaac Echols Youngest son: Joshua Echols Son: Joseph Echols Daughters: Sarah Echols, Rebecca Echols, Elizabeth Echols Wife's brothers: Benjamin Hubbard, Edward Hubbard Brother: Joseph Echols Executors: Joseph Echols, Richard Echols, Sarah Echols Witnesses: Joseph Collins, George Marshbanks.
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William Echols b 1686/1690 in ,, Virginia d AFT 8 Apr 1771 in Halifax , Virginia married ABT 1734 in Amelia, Virginia, Sarah Turner b: 1705/1710 in , Virginia. I think Sarah family is Richard Turner and Elizabeth of Virginia but can not prove it at this time
HISTORY OF ECHOLS FAMILY by MILNER ECHOLS 1850
"The third son of old English John Echols was named William. I don?t know who he married. He had several sons and daughters. His sons were John and William. John was one of the largest men ever raised in Virginia. He was a Quaker preacher. That?s all I know of him or his family as I never saw him but once. "John was one of the largest men ever raised Virginia. He was a Quaker preacher . He probably never had children and his wife died before he did because in h is will he left his property to Quakers and his niece."
William was also a very large man, married a widow Spradlin. By her had three sons and four daughters. His sons were Joel, Elcanah, and William. Joel and Elcanah moved to Tennessee. Settled on Cumberland River near Caro. I was once at Elcanah?s house after his death. He had a large family. I know the names of none of them only his youngest son named Richard. They are a very wealthy family. Joel I think they told me had no child. William, the third son, married a girl by the name of Elizabeth Farmer - a schoolmate of mine in Virginia. He moved to Alabama, settled in Madison County near Huntsville and was a very great wholesale merchant in that town. I know but very little of his family. He had a daughter married Richard Holden also a wholesale merchant in Huntsville and also had two sons who moved to Mississippi. One of them was killed by a man and the other wrote to me about it. I think the one that wrote was by the name of Larkin. The one that was killed I think was by the name of Joseph. That?s all that I know of that family.
Old William Echols daughters married William Wynne, Vardre McBee and Daniel Williams and Richard Anderson. Of Wynne?s family I know nothing as they moved to Tennessee in an early date. Old Vardre McBee moved from Virginia to South Carolina before the Revolutionary War and was a Capt. In that army and was said to have done as much damage to the British and Torries in that part of the country as any Capt. In that country. He had two sons, to wit, Silas and Vardre. Silas was a very large man, went to Mississippi and died there. I know nothing of his family. Vardre still lives in South Carolina, Greenville District. He has six children, only one married, that a daughter, married a Mr. Carson. He has one daughter Malinda single, one son Luther, the rest I don?t know their names. He is said to be the richest man in that part of the state. His property is estimated at one million dollars. Old Vardre has several daughters. I don?t know their names. One married a man by name of Ross. How many children she had I know not. I only know one of her sons who is by name of Rice F. Ross. One married a man by name of Asher. They have one son in Dade County, Georgia, by name of William Asher, a very smart man. That is all I know of that family.
Daniel Williams, who married the third daughter of old William Echols, went to Tennessee, raised his family there. Of his daughters I know nothing. His sons were Sampson and Oliver. Sampson was said to be an uncommon smart man, represented his county many years. There is a very fine town in Tennessee named in hone of his name - Williamsburg. Sampson Williams was a very large man, rather cross-eyed.
Richard Anderson married old William Echols fourth daughter, had five children by her and she died. I know the names of two of their sons, which were Medy and John. Medy became very rich, owned the first merchant mill I ever saw, on Banister River in Virginia, where was a considerable town built named Medsville in honor of Medy Anderson?s name. They both had families of which I know but little."
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The above webpage states
"William Echols, the son of John Echols and Mary Cave, lived first in Prince George County in the area that later became Amelia County. From 1734 to 1741, Echols obtained patents to about 1,200 acres near the Appomattox River in Amelia County: 400 acres on 1 August 1734 , 397 acres on 13 October 1736 , and 400 acres on 1 December 1740. On 14 November 1741, ?the 15th year of reign of George II,? William sold half the latter 400-acre land patent to William Silcock for £40 and the other half to Lewis Turner for £40. He sold 420 acres of his 1734 patent to his brother John Echols in 1744. He was a surveyor from 11 March 1736/7 until 25 September 1739 when Amelia County appointed Matthew Talbott to replace him.
William had a patent of 400 acres of land in 1736, and was there in 1747. William with a wife Sarah, sold land in Lunenburg County in 1751. William Jr with wife Rachel sold land in Lunenburg County, 1751. William SR had land in Halifax County in 1771. Bounty land in Georgia given for military serviec in the Revolutionary was to soldier or member of his family, was acauired by Joseph and John.
William?s wife was Sarah Turner. William was living in Raleigh Parish, Amelia County, Virginia, on 2 February 1747/8 when he and his wife, Sarah, leased 200 acres to William Branton and his wife, Ann -. This property was part of a 1,091-acre land patent and encompassed a plantation on Saylers Creek and a spring. As a part of the lease, Branton was to plant an orchard, keep the plantation in good repair, and raise cattle. Echols placed six cows and calves there. If Branton ended the lease after four years, he was to return the cows and calves and half their increase. If he stayed longer than four years, half of all the cattle would be his. Branton bought the property on 15 June 1750.
William and Sarah were living in Cumberland Parish of Lunenburg County when, on 17 March 1748/9, he sold Francis Anderson 320 acres of his 1734 land patent. This deed was recorded on 19 May 1749 after William?s wife, Sarah, relinquished her dower right. They had gotten 152 acres of land in Brunswick (later Lunenburg) County in October 1741 and 102 acres in August 1745. The Lunenburg County tithes list of 1749 included William Echols. The next year they enumerated both William Echols Sr and Jr.
In 1747 William got two land patents in Amelia County. The first was for 104 acres on Stocks Creek and the second was for 1,091 acres on both sides of Little Saylers Creek. William was still ?of Lunenburg County? when, on 26 September 1751, he sold the land encompassed by these two patents. He conveyed by deed 104 acres to James Wingo for £10, 662 acres to Berry Lewis for £66, and 229 acres to Thomas Smith for £23. The second and third parcels were the remains of William?s 1,091-acre land patent after he leased 200 acres to William Branton
William moved to Halifax County by September 1751 when he got 317 acres on both sides of Buffalo Creek. He added 274 acres on a branch of Pole Cat Creek in August 1756
On 17 June 1758 South River Monthly Meeting ?received by request? William Echols Sr. and his son William. The same day daughter Ruth (Echols) Hendrick and her husband, Moses Hendrick, ?request membership through Halifax Monthly Meeting? into South River Monthly Meeting
On 16 February 1765 William gave his son-in-law Moses Hendrick for ?Natural Love and Effection and for the better maintenance and lively hood? two parcels of land in Antrim Parish. One parcel was a 274-acre portion of William?s patent of 16 August 1756 and the other parcel was a 430-acre portion of a patent dated 6 September 1764. Thomas Watkins, George Watkins, Owen Brady, and Griffith Dickenson witnessed the deed. William died in Halifax County, Virginia, in 1771 (will dated 8 April 1771 , recorded 16 May 1771). He mentioned his wife Sarah who died in 1778
Virginia County Records, IX Halifax Land Grants (Continued). Book No. 36. 684 Wm. Echols 1764 Comment: 1041 acres
Eckhols, William.was grantee Publication 18 September 1737. Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41. Related See also the following surname(s): Echols, Eckolds. Note Location: Greenbrier County. Description: 352 acres on the first creek below the mouth of Elk River that empties into Kenhawa. Source: Land Office Grants No. 14, 1787-1788, p. 126 (Reel 80). Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
William Echols (-1771) William Echols, the son of John Echols and Mary Cave, lived first in Prince George County in the area that later became Amelia County. From 1734 to 1741, Echols obtained patents to about 1,200 acres near the Appomattox River in Amelia County: 400 acres 1 August 1734, 397 acres 13 October 1736, and 400 acres 1 December 1740. On 14 November 1741, ?the 15th year of reign of George II,? William sold half the latter 400-acre land patent to William Silcock for £40 and the other half to Lewis Turner for £40. He sold 420 acres of his 1734 patent to his brother John Echols in 1744. He was a surveyor from 11 March 1736/7 until 25 September 1739 when Amelia County appointed Matthew Talbot to replace him. Amelia County charged Echols on four tithes in 1737.
William?s wife was Sarah Turner. William was living in Raleigh Parish, Amelia County 2 February 1747/8 when he and his wife, Sarah, leased 200 acres to William Branton and his wife, Ann ?. This property was part of a 1,091-acre land patent and encompassed a plantation on Saylers Creek and a spring. As a part of the lease, Branton was to plant an orchard, keep the plantation in good repair, and raise cattle. Echols placed six cows and calves there. If Branton ended the lease after four years, he was to return the cows and calves and half their increase. If he stayed longer than four years, half of all the cattle would be his. Branton bought the property 15 June 1750.
William and Sarah were living in Cumberland Parish, Lunenburg County, 17 March 1748/9 when he sold Francis Anderson 320 acres of his 1734 land patent. This deed was recorded 19 May 1749 after William?s wife, Sarah, relinquished her dower right. They had gotten 152 acres of land in Brunswick (later Lunenburg) County in October 1741 and 102 acres in August 1745. The Lunenburg County tithes list of 1749 included William Echols. The next year they enumerated both William Echols Sr and Jr.
In 1747 William got two land patents in Amelia County. The first was for 104 acres on Stocks Creek and the second was for 1,091 acres on both sides of Little Saylers Creek. William was still ?of Lunenburg County? when, on 26 September 1751, he sold the land encompassed by these two patents. He conveyed by deed 104 acres to James Wingo for £10, 662 acres to Berry Lewis for £66, and 229 acres to Thomas Smith for £23. The second and third parcels were the remains of William?s 1,091-acre land patent after he leased 200 acres to William Branton. William moved to Halifax County by September 1751 when he got 317 acres on both sides of Buffalo Creek. He added 274 acres on a branch of Polecat Creek in August 1756.
On 17 June 1758 South River Monthly Meeting ?received by request? William Echols Sr. and his son William. The same day daughter Ruth (Echols) Hendrick and her husband, Moses Hendrick, ?request membership through Halifax Monthly Meeting? into South River Monthly Meeting. William left a will in Halifax County (will dated 8 April 1771, recorded 16 May 1771). Sarah died in 1778
The Echols sons were dependable Amelia County citizens and served on juries when called. Of twelve good men on the jury of Robert Vaughan vs. Richard Ward on 9 December 1737, three were Richard, William, and Abraham Echols. The Gillintine, Marchbanks, Collins, Hendrick, and Hubbard families, who intermarried with the Echols, moved from Amelia County to Halifax around the same time as the Echols.
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. 6 Echols 1771, 4, –. William [Ecolls] Sr. died
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. 6 1758, 6, 17. William Sr. received by request
1758, 6, 17. William & William Jr. served on a committee
1762, 10, 9. William, South River monthly meeting, condemned misconduct & accept
Deed from William Echols to Lewis Turner: Amelia Co, VA Deed Book 1, pp 346-347 This indenture made the fourteenth day of November in the fifteenth year of the reign of our sovereign lord George the Second by the grace of God of Great Britain France & Ireland King & father of the faith & in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty One. By & between Wm Eckhols of Raleigh Parish in Amelia County of the one part & Lewis Turner of St. Margarets Parish in Caroline County of the other part. Witnessesth that the said Wm Eckhols for and in consideration of the sum of forty pounds curr. money to him the said Wm Eckhols in hand already paid by the said Lewis Turner at and before the insealing (?) and delivering of these presents the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge thereof every part thereof doth dearly acquit & discharge the sd. Lewis Turner, his executors & admistrators & every of them by those presents, doth grant, alien, bargain, sell, release and confirm unto the sd. Lewis Turner one tract or parcel of land containing two hundred acres being one half of a greater quantity granted to the sd. Eckhols as by patent dated the first day of December in the year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty, and bounded as followeth, to wit: beginning at pointers a corner of Wm. Silcocks, running thence east twenty degrees north one hundred and fifty poles to a line of the said Turner's, thence along his line south ten degrees, west one hundred and forty three poles to his corner, thence east ten degrees south twenty three poles to a corner white oak, thence south ten degrees west one hundred and fifty seven poles to pointers another corner of the sd. Wm Silcocks, thence along his line north five degrees west two hundred and thirty eight poles to the beginning with all & singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the said Lewis Turner his heirs & assigns forever. In witness whereof the said William (Eckhols) hath moreunto put his hand & affixt his seal ye day and year first above written. Wm Echols (seal) Signed Sealed & Delivered in presence of... Henry Anderson Stith Hardaway Mary Ward
The Lewis Turner mention above it thought to Sarah Turner Echols brother or Uncle.
The Will of William Echols dated 8 April 1771
I lend to Sarah Echols my wife my land I now live on together with my corn mill thereon with all my moveable estate, debts due by account, also Robert my Mulatto slave during her life.
At her decease estate to be equally divided among all my children that's now living & Abner Echols & Sarah Echols my grandchildren co equal with my children that's now living.
I give the same land mill & all other apurtenances thereunto belonging to my grandson Joseph Kerbey son of my daughter Judith deceased & to his heirs. To Abner Echols my grandson a certain tract lying in Pittsyvania County whereon Richard Brown now lives containing 400 acres. To Sarah Echols my granddaughter one certain tract of land in Halifax County on N.S. Banister River purchased of Robert Wood.
Executors: John & William Echols my sons & Moses Hendrick my son in law. s/ William Echols 8 April 1771 Witnesses: George Brown, George Combs, Minor Winn
Will Probated: 16 May 1771. Presented by Executors & Proved by Witnesses. Security: George Combs & Ezekiel Slaughter ter
William Echols and Sarah Turner children are
1 Ruth Echols b: 26 Oct 1735 (O.S.) in Raleigh Parish, Prince George , Virginia
2 Mary Echols b: ABT 1736
3 Ann Echols b: 1736 in ,,Virginia
4 William Echols b: 1736 in ,,Virginia
5 John Echols b: 1737 in ,,Virginia
6 daughter Echols b: ABT 1738
7 Judith Echols b: 1739
8 Hannah Echols b: 1740 in ,,Virginia
9 Sarah Echols
Elizabeth Echols b ABT 1690 in King and Queen, Virginia married William Murphy
One of John Echols Sr. and Mary Cave daughters married a Murphy, possibly William Murphy, one of the ?outlandish men? she and her sisters married. A man of this name appeared briefly in Amelia County lawsuits in the 1730s and was a tithable there in 1736 and 1737. ?They had 2 Sons Joseph & William that was Called the Greatest Baptist preachers that ever was Known in Virginia of their Day? they were Called? Murphy Boys as they were so young & so Very eminent.? Both William and Joseph were converted as youths, trained for the ministry under Shubal Stearns, and became active ministers of the Gospel. William was the more prominent. They lead to Christ one of Virginia?s most celebrated Baptist ministers, Samuel Harris. Harris was born in Hanover County in 1724 and as a boy moved with his parents to Pittsylvania County where he rose to political and military prominence. Around 1757, on one of his military rounds, he came to a house near Allen Creek where people were assembling. ?What is to be done here, gentlemen?? he asked. ?Preaching, Colonel,? he was told. When he asked ?Who is to preach?? they said ?The Murphy boys, sir.? Harris stayed to listen and they said afterwards he cast aside his sword and military insignia. Baptized the next year, Harris devoted the rest of his life to the Baptist ministry.
Eleanor marries Gideon Smith following William?s death, Eleanor married Gideon Smith and her two sons, Joseph and William, appeared in his household in Lunenburg County in 1750. Smith purchased 253 acres on the Dan River in Lunenburg (later Halifax) County from Maria Byrd and Charles Carter in 1746. Gideon was married to Eleanor two years later when they sold 330 acres on Turnip Creek. Gideon and Eleanor were parents of Keziah and Peninah Smith. Gideon was dead by 1751 when the Lunenburg County court granted Eleanor administration of his estate. That year William Murphy appeared in the tithe list on his own. Eleanor was likely dead by August 1760 when William Murphy failed to render an accounting as guardian of Keziah and Peninah Smith. He corrected the omission at the September Court 1760
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Richard Echols b 1694 in King And Queen Virginia d AFT 11 Nov 1779 in Pittsylvania , Virginia married 1718 in ,,Virginia Catherine Evans b: ABT 1700 in ,Pittsylvania,Virginia
Richard Echols was the fifth son of English John Echols who married Catherine Caty Evans - he was my grandfather - and by her had 14 Children 3 Died in Infancy. The rest lived to raise families. Their first son was Moses who married Betsy Wynne. They raised a considerable family. Their first son was John who married Fanny Formby and moved from Virginia to Tennessee. I know but little of the family. He was a one-eyed man, he was very smart and had great property. Their second son was Obediah. He married Betsy Terry. He died at about 65 years of age. I know but little of his family, only one son who lives in the western district of Tennessee by name of Champness Terry Echols, a Baptist preacher. Moses third son was by name of Moses who married a Miss Terry - cousin to his brother Obediah?s wife. I know nothing of his family. Their fourth son was by name of Evans who married Anna Terry, sister to his brother Moses wife. They live in Virginia. I know no more of their family. Old Moses daughters were by name of Rebecca, Priscilla, Tabitha, Betsy, Lucy and Frances. Rebecca married Edward Akin. I have no knowledge of their family. Priscilla married David Bates in Halifax County, a very large man who offered for the legislature in the county that he was born and raised in when he was about twenty-five years old. He got every vote that was given in the county and the county was very large. He continued to go to the legislature as long as he stayed in Virginia. He then moved to Georgia, Wilkes County. He became a representative of Wilkes County in Senate and was once appointed President Senate pro tem - you can see his name in the digest of the laws of Georgia. He became so fat that it was supposed by the doctors that his fat melted in him, killed him before he was sixty years old. He weighed nearly four hundred pounds. He raised his family in Wilks County, Georgia but after his death they moved to Tennessee. I have but little account of them since. He had one son named Randolph and one named Anderson. Of the rest I have no account only one daughter named Susanah who marriedJames Johnson of Oglethorpe County.
Richard Echols, wife Catherine Evans was the daughter of Walter Evans, a Welshman who came to Virginia about 1700, married Betsy Holcomb, and settled in Caroline County. ?Caty? was born about 1710 and presumably came to America with her parents. Richard Echols and John Burton were the first sheriffs of Amelia County when it was formed in 1735. On 8 August 1735, Richard recorded his livestock mark with the Amelia County Court. His was ?crop each ear, overkeel in right and underkeel in left.? Marks helped identify free-roaming cattle and hogs.
Title Echols, Richard. was grantee
Publication 6 April 1734. Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41. Related See also the following surname(s): Eckhols, Eckolds. Note Location: Prince George County. Description: 397 acres on the south side of Appomattox River, adjoining Abraham Echols. Source: Land Office Patents No. 15, 1732-1735 (v.1 & 2 p.1-522), p. 193 (Reel 13). Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Richard was involved in many land transactions during his lifetime. In 1734 he secured a patent to 397 acres on the south side of the Appomattox River in Prince George County. This land was in Amelia County when it was cut off from Prince George. On 15 October 1741, Richard obtained a patent to 1,600 acres on the north side of the Great Nottoway River. He sold half to Anthony Griffin of King and Queen in 1741 who secured a patent in his own name in 1741. The other half he sold for £80 to William Austin of Hanover County 18 March 1742/3. This same day Echols purchased from Austin 634 acres for the same consideration. This latter tract spanned Austin?s patents of 1736.
He was a witness to the will of Joseph Grainger in 1736 and helped appraise the estate of William Hendrick in Amelia County in 1739. An Amelia County grand jury indicted Richard for perjury in 1747.
Beginning around 1746, Richard began to dispose of his Amelia County land in anticipation of moving to Lunenburg (now Halifax) County. Echols sold the Austin purchase in three parcels: a 296-acre portion to Samuel Bentley in 1746, a 200-acre portion to Joseph Hubbard in February 1749/50 , and a 198-acre tract to Rice Williams in February 1749/50. Nicholas Gillintine , John Chisum, and Matthew Hillsman witnessed the Hubbard deed. Richard let go the 397-acre patent of 1734 to John Kendall in August 1748. Echols? name disappeared from the Amelia County tax rolls after 174
Richard Echols bought 274 acres in Lunenburg (now Halifax) County from the estate of William Byrd 23 February 1746/7 and another 274 acres from the same estate 3 April 1750. He secured patents to 221 acres on the south side of the Banister River 25 June 1747 and 532 acres on both sides of the Banister River in 1748
Witnesses to the deed were While Richard lived in Lunenburg County, he acquired about 3,000 acres in Lunenburg and, later, Halifax Counties. Richard was a member of the vestry of Antrim Parish of Halifax County beginning 16 July 1752. This was right after Halifax County was formed. He resigned 20 May 1754, ?being in a low state of health so that I cannot attend the Vestry.? He was living in the household of his son Moses in Lunenburg County in 1749 and 1751.
A deed of 1762 calls Richard ?of Halifax and Parish of Antrim.? He had previously been granted about 2,200 acres of land: 180 acres in 1751, 650 acres in 1755, 400 acres in 1753, and 950 acres in 1761. He continued to trade land in Halifax until 1778 when he was Richard Echols of ?County of Pittsylvania.? On 15 January 1778, Richard sold Robert Chappell of Amelia County 424 acres originally granted Hugh Curren 17 August 1761. Richard Echols, who was born about 1706, died after 1771 when his name appeared on a Halifax County tithable list
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Ann Echols b ABT 1698 in ,,Virginia married ABT 1720, George (Marshbanks) Marjoribanks b: ABT 1697 in Scotland
Old English John Echols third daughter married a Scotchman named Marshbank
Ann Echols, the daughter of John Echols and Mary Cave, married ?a Scotchman? George Marchbanks. He was one of the ?outlandish men? she and her sisters married. They married before May 1723 probably in St. Peters Parish
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William Echols and Sarah Turner children are
1 Ruth Echols b: 26 Oct 1735 (O.S.) in Raleigh Parish, Prince George , Virginia, married Moses Hendrick.
Ruth Echols [838.3.1] (26 Oct. 1735 - 22 Nov. 1813) married Moses Hendrick, son of Adolphus Hendrick (c.1685-1763) of Cumberland County. From his father he inherited 400 acres on Deep Creek in Cumberland County.
Moses was listed as a tithable in the household of Benjamin Hubbard in Amelia County in 1752. It was probably about 1752 that Ruth and Moses married and moved to Halifax with the rest of the Echols?. William Echols Jr. sold Moses land in Halifax in February 1765. Witnesses to this transaction were Joseph Collins and William Marchbanks.
Ruth?s father and brother, both named William, joined the Quakers. On 17 June 1758, South River Monthly Meeting ?received by request? William Echols Sr. and his son William. The same day Moses Hendrick and his wife Ruth (Echols) Hendrick ?request membership through Halifax Monthly Meeting? into South River Monthly Meeting. At the December meeting they were ?received by request and referred to care of South River Monthly Meeting.?
Moses was a Quaker until 18 August 1797 when the South River Monthly Meeting in Halifax County dismissed him ?for purchasing slaves and holding in bondage those whom he had [freed] some time past.?
Several relations appointed Moses an executor of their will. They were his father-in-law William Echols Sr., cousin James Hendrick in 1769, brother-in-law Benjamin Hubbard in 1770, and brother-in-law William Echols Jr. in 1788. Moses died in Halifax County about 1795 (will dated 26 Sept. 1794, recorded 22 Feb. 1796). Thomas Terry, James Chappell, and James Old witnessed his will.
On 16 February 1765 William Echols gave Moses Hendrick for ?Natural Love and Effection and for the better maintenance and lively hood? two parcels of land in Antrim Parish. One tract was a 274-acre portion of William?s patent of 16 August 1756 and the other was a 430-acre portion of a patent dated 6 September 1764. Thomas Watkins, George Watkins, Owen Brady, and Griffith Dickenson witnessed the deed. When Moses deeded 230 acres that he got from his father-in-law to George Wood 17 June 1779, Ruth relinquished her dower right. Yet Ruth?s name did not appear when he sold 68 acres on Polecat to James Smith 20 July 1786.
The births of nine children are in the records of South River. Moses was a Quaker until 18 August 1797 when the South River Monthly Meeting disowned him ?for purchasing slaves and holding in bondage those whom he had [freed] some time past.
Several kin appointed Moses an executor of their will, including his father-in-law William Echols, cousin James Hendrick in 1769, brother-in-law Benjamin Hubbard in 1770, and brother-in-law William Echols in 1788.
He identified eleven children and left the ?Negroes? in the care of his wife until her death when they were to be freed. She immediately freed all twelve. Ruth moved to Ohio and Fairfield Monthly Meeting in Highland County received her on 30 March 1811. Ruth (Echols) Hendrick died 22 November 1813 in Leesburg, Highland County, Ohio.
In anticipation of going to Ohio, Ruth deeded all her interest in land on Polecat Creek, which Moses left her, to her son Obediah 24 August 1810. Fairfield Monthly Meeting, Highland County, received her 30 March 1811. Ruth died 22 November 1813 in Leesburg, Highland County, Ohio.
1 Joseph Hendrick died unmarried in Wilson County, Tennessee.
2 Mary Hendrick married John Slaughter, a son of Ezekiel Slaughter.
3 Anna Hendrick (c.1758- 22 Sept. 1828) married Beverly Milner who came under the care of the South River Monthly Meeting after freeing a slave, 1793. Quaker records reveal the identity of their children. The Milner family was granted a certificate to Fairfield Monthly Meeting 9 January 1808. Anna and Beverly Milner children: 1 Dudley Milner (15 July 1779) married Mary Anderson 13 December 1800. South River granted Dudley and Mary Milner and their daughters, Anna and Katy, a certificate to the Plainfield Monthly Meeting, Ohio, 10 August 1805. 6? Anna Milner; 2 Catherine Milner; 3 Ruth Milner (27 April 1783) married Daniel Burgess 14 November 1805; 4 Moses Milner (4 July 1785) was disowned for marrying contrary to discipline 9 January 1808; 5 Beverly Milner (1 Jan. 1788); 6 Sarah Milner (7 April 1790); 7 Amos Milner (29 Nov. 1792); 8 Joseph Milner (16 Oct. 1795); 9 John Milner (25 Aug. 1800);
4 Amos Birth 16 August 1759, Halifax Co, VA , (1759, 8, 16; South River Monthly Meeting)
5 Chloe Birth 5 April 1763, Halifax Co, VA, (1763, 4, 5; South River Monthly Meeting m'd Samuel Welch Marriage 21 September 1783, Halifax Co, VA (1783, 9, 21; South River Monthly Meeting) married Samuel Welch 21 September 1783. The births of their children are recorded in the records of South River Monthly Meeting and Deep Creek Monthly Meeting, North Carolina
6 Sarah Birth 24 November 1764, Halifax Co, VA, (1764, 11, 24; South River Monthly Meeting) married Thomas Terry 14 January 1797. Their family was granted a certificate to Fairfield Monthly Meeting, Ohio, 9 January 18
7 Judith Birth 7 September 1766, Halifax Co, VA, (1766, 9, 7; South River Monthly Meeting) married John Borum in Halifax County 17 January (bond) 1788. For marrying out of unity, the Quakers disowned her 10 May 1788. John Borum emancipated three slaves in 1794. Borum died soon afterwards for, on 23 October 1797, Halifax County recorded an appraisement of his estate made by Daniel Parker, William Parker, and George Borum. Although condemned for misconduct 18 August 1792, Judith was reinstated to the South River Monthly Meeting a month later. South River received Sarah and Katy at the request of their mother, Judith, 9 September 1797. All were granted a certificate to Fairfield Monthly Meeting, Ohio, 12 August 1809. Judith and two children were in Highland County, Ohio, when they sold John?s Polecat Creek land. 5? Sarah Borum . 5? Obediah A. Borum . 5? Catherine B. Borum .
8 Obediah Birth 26 October 1767, Halifax Co, VA, (1767, 10, 26; South River Monthly Meeting) Alias/AKA Obed married Elizabeth Farmer, a daughter of Archer Farmer Jr., in Halifax County 28 January (bond) 1811. For holding slaves and serving in the militia, Obediah was disowned by the Quakers 12 December 1802. He died intestate by 16 October 1827 when the inventory of his estate was return
9 Betsy Birth 2 November 1769, Halifax Co, VA, (1769, 11, 2; South River Monthly Meeting) m'd Thomas Burgess Marriage 16 October 1799, Halifax Co, VA, (1799, 10, 16; South River Monthly Meeting) called ?Betty,? expressed her intentions to married Robert Bufkin, but she declined to proceed 10 February 1798 5? Elizabeth Burgess (22 Sept. 1801). 5? Joseph Burgess (9 Oct. 1803). 5? Jesse Burgess (9 Nov. 1805). 5? Moses Burgess (28 April 1807). 5? Mary Burgess (1 Feb. 1809). 5? Tacy Burgess (5 Sept. 1811). 5? Martha Burgess (5 Sept. 1811), a twin. 5? John Tompkins Burgess (13 Oct. 1813).
10 Jeremiah 20 October 1772, Halifax Co, VA, (1772, 10, 20; South River Monthly Meeting for holding slaves and serving in the militia, was disowned by the Quakers 12 December 1802
11 Ruth Birth 17 December 1774, Halifax Co, VA, (1774, 12. 17; South River Monthly Meeting) Death 17 January 1837, Marion Co, OH m'd Obediah Kirby Birth 12 February 1765, Halifax Co, VA, (1765, 2, 12 South River Monthly Meeting) Death 1809, Halifax Co, VA married Obediah Kirby in Halifax County 22 December 1791. Her husband having been disowned for owning a slave 18 August 1792, Ruth was disowned for marrying contrary to discipline 15 June 1793, but reinstated 14 October 1797. Obediah left a will in Halifax County remembering wife, Ruth, and providing for educating his children (will dated 10 May 1809, recorded 24 July 1809
12 Moses Birth 12 February 1778, Halifax Co, VA, (1778, 2, 12; South River Monthly Meeting) Death 11 September 1794, Halifax Co, VA Death Memo 1794, 9, 11; South River Monthly Meeting
Notes for Obediah Hendrick He was a Quaker, but was disowned (along with his brother Jeremiah) by the South River Monthly Meeting in 1802 (1802, 12, 11) for holding slaves and acting in military service
Notes for Jeremiah Hendrick He was a Quaker, but was disowned (along with his brother Obediah) by the South River Monthly Meeting in 1802 (1802, 12, 11) for holding slaves and acting in military servic
Notes for Ruth Hendrick In 1793 (1793, 6, 15), Ruth was "disowned" from the Quaker Meeting for marrying contrary to discipline. Usually this meant that the couple got married outside of the Meeting, by a justice of the Peace for example. However, Obediah had never been reinstated after being disowned for owning slaves, so that may have been why. In 1797 (1797, 10, 14), she was reinstated after condemning her misconduct. After Obediah's death Ruth and her children moved to Ohio. In 1819 (1819, 5, 25) South River meeting granted her a certificate to the Clear Creek monthly meeting in Clinton Co, Ohio. She ended up at the Fairfield Monthly Meeting instead as of 1819, 10, 30.
source:Ancestry.com. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. 6 [database online]. Orem, UT: Ancestry.com, 1998. Original data: Hinshaw, William Wade. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volume 6. Ann Arbor, MI: Edwards Bros., 1938
2 Mary Echols b: ABT 1736
3 Ann Echols b: 1736 in ,,Virginia d in Pittsylvania County, Virginia or Laurens County, South Carolina married BEF 1748 in ,Amelia, Virginia, Daniel Williams. THIS IS MINE LINE
Daniel Williams, who married the third daughter of old William Echols went to Tennessee, raised his family there. Of his daughters I know nothing.
Joy Benemann post this on Genform. That a Daniel Williams have married Ann Milner in July 1861 in Richmond County, Virginia.
There no way my Daniel Williams could married Ann Milner in Richmond County, Viriginia for he was living in Halifax County, Virginia having children born 1760 and 1761. This make to hard be in Richmond and Halifax at the same time.
Daniel Williams in Hallifax in about 1755 give or take five years . He is mentioned with Vardry McBee and a William Echols a few times. They do road work arount Polecat Creek? unless I mixed that up. William Echols and his son William Echols Jr lived around Polecat Creek. Milner Echols letter meant to say that the daughter of the older William Echols married Daniel Williams Daniel could married in Amelia Co Vir where William Echols was living just before he came to Halifax. Daniel Williams with wife Ann sells property in Halifax about 1755 gives or take a few years and a Ann Williams
Ann Echols and Daniel Williams Children
1 Maacha Williams b: 8 Oct 1748 in ,Virginia
2 Nimrod Williams b: 10 Feb 1751 in ,Virginia
3 Jedidah Williams ? b: 25 Jan 1753 in ,,Virginia
4 Daniel Williams b: 11 Dec 1755 in ,Virginia
5 Eunice Williams b: 7 Feb 1756 in ,Virginia
6 Rice Williams b: 8 Nov 1757 in ,Virginia
7 Amos Williams b: 25 Jan 1759 in ,Virginia
8 Barbara Williams b: 24 Jan 1760 in ,Virginia
9 Glover Williams b: 3 Nov 1761 in ,,Virginia
10 Sampson Williams b: 2 Dec 1762 in ,,Virginia
11 Turner Williams b: 6 Oct 1765 in ,,Virginia
12 Oliver Williams b: 30 Oct 1768 in ,,Virginia
13 Wright Williams b: 1 Sep 1771 in South Carolina
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4 William Echols b: 1736 in ,,Virginia d quaker dates 1794, 2, 16 in ,,Virginia m'd 1st Rebecca Spradlin and 2nd Susannah Sneed
Williams(- 16 Dec. 1794 ) married Rebecca Spradlin, a widow, and a second wife named Susannah ?. William was head of a household of 13 whites and one black in Halifax County in 1782. Nine whites were in his family in 1785
William made his will in Halifax County naming wife, Susanna, and sons, Larkin, William, Moses, John, Elkanah, Joel Echols. His daughters were Betty Echols, Sarah Brown, Ruth Brown, and Judith Evans (will dated 7 Nov. 1788 , recorded 22 Sept. 1794).
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy: Virginia [p.295] RECORDS page 315 1759, 2, 17. Benjamin & William Echols Jr. [p.315] represented Halifax at this monthly meeting
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1758, 6, 17. William Jr. received by request
1758, 6, 17. William & William Jr. served on a committee
1770, 6, 16. William Jr., Banister Mtg, reported married contrary to discipline; discipline deferred at his request requests requested 1774, 4, 16. William, Banister Mtg, still under care (of mtg) of this monthly meeting
1774, 8, 20. William condemned his disorderly marry & accept 1782, 8, 16. William listed among the member of Bannister (or Halifax) Mtg who were still in good standing & request requests requested to remain under care (of mtg) of this monthly meeting; granted
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1794, 2, 16. William [Ecols] died
William and Rebecca Spradlin Echols Children
1 Larkin Echols
2 William Echols married Mary Farmer in Pittsylvania County 19 May (bond) 1794. They moved to Madison County, Alabama.
3 Moses Echols married Sally Farmer in Pittsylvania County 18 March (bond) 1799.
4 John Echols .
5 Elkanah Echols moved to Tennessee and settled on the Cumberland River.
6 Joel Echols .
7 Betty Echols
8 Sarah Echols married ? Brown.
9 Ruth Echols married ? Brown.
10 Judith Echols married ? Evans
William and Susannah Sneed Echols child
11/1 John Echols
5 John Echols b: 1737 in ,,Virginia
6 daughter Echols b: ABT 1738 m'd married Richard Anderson
Richard Anderson married old William Echols? 4th daughter had 5 Children by her and she Died. I know the names of 2 of their sons ? which was Medy and John.
1 Medy became Very Rich, owned the first Merchant Mill I ever saw, on Banister River, Virginia, where there was a considerable town Named Medsville in honor of Medy Anderson?s name they both had families of which I know but little.?
Richard Anderson held 348 acres on both sides of Great Polecat Creek in Lunenburg County 20 September 1751, 400 neighboring acres in Lunenburg County in 1755, and another 454 acres on Polecat Creek in 1759.
Richard married second Jane Foster and they had seven children. In 1830 in Wilson County, Tennessee, Richard?s heirs by his first wife sued the executors of Jane?s estate to retrieve property she took with her to Tennessee, which belonged to them. Unidentified heirs are George and Sally Jarott, Joseph and Frances Phillips, and Joel and Moses Anderson.
2 Mary Anderson [818.104.22.168] (24 June 1741 -1836) married Henry Baker Kirby 20 December 1761 at the South River Meeting House. He was head of a household of 12 whites in Halifax County in 1785. Henry left a will in Halifax County naming Obediah Kirby, Jeremiah Kirby, Richard Kirby, Mary Edith Anderson, Mary Kirby, Richard Kirby, Hezekiah Kirby, heirs of Orpha Hamlin, Sarah Orpha Hamlin, Joel son of Jeremiah Kirby, and James son of Richard Kirby (will dated 7 Dec. 1817
3 John Anderson (12 Dec. 1742 -1796) married Rachel Packwood (16 May 1746) 3 September 1764. He was head of a household of eight whites and one black in Halifax County in 1782.
John left a memorandum of a will in Halifax County naming only eldest son Richard and youngest son William (will dated 8 Feb. 1796, recorded 25 July 1796). The court granted Rachel administration of his estate with Daniel Easley and John Ferguson, security. The South River Monthly Meeting granted Rachel and her son William a certificate to Fairfield Monthly Meeting, Ohio, 12 January 1811.
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7 Judith Echols b: 1739 d bef 1771 m'd 19 Jan 1760 in ,Halifax, Virginia, Richard Kirby
Judith Echols [838.3.6] was dead before her father wrote his 1771-will. She married Richard Kirby by 19 January 1760. 4? Joseph Kirby [822.214.171.124] was a beneficiary of his grandfather Echols? 1771-will.
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy: Virginia [p.295] RECORDS 1760, 1, 19. Richard reported married to Judith Echols Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. 6
1759, 9, 15. Judith received by request
1760, 1, 19. Judith reported married to Richard Kirby accept accepted acceptable
Judith Echols [838.3.6] (-1765 ) married Richard Kirby (- Oct. 1781 ) by 19 January 1760. Richard married second her niece Esther Anderson in Halifax County 27 July (bond) 1767. Richard Kirby Jr. was disowned for marrying his first wife?s sister?s daughter 18 June 1768.
Judith Echols and Richard Kirby children
1 Joseph Kirby
2 Richard Kirby
3 William Kirby
8 Hannah Echols b: 1740 in ,,Virginia married Vardry McBee b: 23 Dec 1734 in Bristol Parish, Dinwiddie, Virginia
Hannah Echols married Vardry McBee and moved to South Carolina. The family was Quaker, yet Vardry served during the Revolution as a captain. ?He was said to have Done as much Damage to the british and Torries in that part of the Country as any Capt in that Country.?
Their son, Vardry Echols McBee, later lived in Lincoln County, North Carolina. In 1815 he bought 11,000 acres where Greenville, South Carolina, is now. He owned rail roads and factories and became enormously wealthy. He and his wife and children were buried in the churchyard of Christ Episcopal Church in Greenville.
Hannah Echols and Vardry McBee children
1 Elizabeth McBee
2 Lucy McBee
3 Rebecca McBee
4 Rhoda McBee
5 Samuel McBee b: ABT 1759 in ,Halifax, Virginia
6 Matthew McBee b: ABT 1761 in ,Halifax, Virginia
7 Mathias McBee b: ABT 1763 in ,Halifax, Virginia
8 Silas McBee b: 24 Nov 1765 in ,Halifax, Virginia
9 Mary McBee b: ABT 1767 in ,Spartanburg District, South Carolina
10 Vardry McBee b: 19 Jun 1775 in ,Spartanburg District, South Carolina
9 Sarah Echols
10 Unknown son Echols who died before 1771 leaving children two children. 4? Abner Echols inherited 400 acres in Pittsylvania County from his grandfather Echols and Sarah Echols inherited land in Halifax County on the Banister River from her grandfather Echols
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