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Peter Sievely/Sively

This PETER SIEVELY(SIVELY)AND HIS WIFE RUTH family history

Peter is the son of Joseph and Catherine Sievely

A wonderful cousin sent me the following about PETER SIVELY in the war.

The following is some of Peter Revolutionary War Records:

1. Company Muster Roll for the months of Nov., Dec. of 1777 and Jan., Feb., Mar of 1778.Roll dated Apr.17,1778. This record shows PETER SIVELY, PIVATE, “DRAUGHTED” FEB. 23,1778 for a term of enlistment of one year, CAPT, JOHATHAN CLARK’S CO., 8TH REGIMENT OF VIRGINIA FORCES OF GOOT, COMMANDED BY COL. ABRAHAM BOWMAN.

2. Company pay roll for month of Feb. & Mar.1778 – time service one month and six days. Amount paid L2-8. Clark’s Co.

3. Company Pay roll for the month of Apr, 1778 dated May 2,1778

4. Company pay roll for the April 1778 Paid 62/3 dollars.

5. Company pay roll for May 1778 Roll date was Jun 7, 1778 at VALLEY FORGE.Remarks sick yellow fever. Company pay roll for May 1778 time service one month. Amount L2.

6. Company pay roll for June 1778 Camp Paramus. Remarks sick yellow fever. CAPT KERKPATRICK’S CO. OF THE 4TH VIRGINIA REGIMENT, COMPOSED OF THE 4TH ,8TH AND 12TH VIRGINIA REG’TS, COMMANDED BY COL JAMES WOOD

7. Pay roll for June 1778 one month service amount L2

8. Co Muster roll for the July 1778 at CAMP WHITE PLAINS. Time service one month amount L2

Peter Sivley was in the Revolutionary War and served at Valley Forge. The "Yellow Springs"mentioned on his war records indicated that he was at a hospital near Valley Forge. It is now known as Chester Springs in Pennsylvania.

Peter service in many different units most of the time there was a lot of yellow fever. By the all counts it seams the he had it as will as the other. It is thought that could have been what Joseph died of.

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It is not know when Peter got married, but her name is RUTH(Her maiden could have been Canterberry??) It is know that they had two children.

1 Daniel b c 1798

2 Absalom b1795

It is unknown were Daniel and Absalom were born

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE SIVLEYS AND THEIR CHILDREN OF HAMILTON COUNTY,TENESSEE GO SIVLEY PAGE.

In the census records of Sevier Co. Tn. there is a man name Silas Scively( could this be a other child?) INFORMATION ON THIS MAN

In the census records of Sevier Co. Tn. there is a man name Silas Scively( could this be a other child?) INFORMATION ON THIS MAN

Silas Scively/Seevely/Sivels/Civly m'd Nancy Their children Mary Ann; Abigail; Malvina; Mahala; Peggy; Mary d Oct 1850 of Croup; Joseph; Clint and Thomas

This family were found living in 1830 Sevier Co TN and 1840-1870 in MCMinn Co TN

In McMinn Co. Tn I found this

SIVELS CEMETERY, McMinn County, Tennessee Located On County Road 5, Sivels Road

SIVELS WALLIS W. 1-16-1789 3-22-1847 S/O S & M

SIVELS JENNY TROTTER 1801 1897 W/O WALLIS W,

SIVELS SON NO DATES S/O WALLIS & JENNY

McMinn County, Tennessee - Calhoun Community Cemetery Located On State Road 163

Sivels Jeptha Co. H. 5th TN Vols Mex. War

Sivels R. Eliza Gibson 2-17-1839 09-21-1906 D/O Elias Gibson - Wife of Jeptha Sivels

Sivils Ed. W. 3-2-1872 06-23-1949

Sivils Jane Seaborn 3-24-1835 01-29-1910 Daughter of Wallis Sivils

Sivils Lena W. 11-5-1877 08-25-1958

Sivils Louise Geren 3-4-1845 07-04-1918 Daughter of Wallis Sivils

Sivils Ollie B. 10-31-1907 03-14-1970

Sivils Pat V. 11-26-1904 08-21-1974

MCMINN COUNTY, TN - CEMETERIES - SIVELS OR VESTAL CEMETERY

SIVELS OR VESTAL CEMETERY

INFORMATION FROM THE WPA 1930’S BOOK. UNABLE TO LOCATE THIS CEMETERY. THIS CEMETERY WAS STARTED DURING THE CIVIL WAR WHEN SEVERAL SOLDIERS THAT WERE STATIONED NEARBY, DIED WITH SMALLPOX AND WERE BURIED ON THE FARM OWNED BY STEVE REEDER. THERE ARE NO MARKERS. THE FOLLOWING NAMES AND INFORMATION WERE SECURED BY MRS. SARAH EDGMON, WHO IS NINETY YEARS OLD AND LIVES NEARBY.

SIVELS MARGARET DIED ABOUT 1863, AGE ABOUT 40

PIKE POLLY SIVELS DIED ABOT 1863, AGE 38

Peter and Ruth move from Va. to Sevier Co. They came to Tn after 1783. Peter was mention Va. but later was not. Peter Sivley and his wife settled at the German Community of Bird Crossroad at the foot of English Mountain. RUTH SIVELY ( Peter’s wife and mother of Daniel and Absalom) got aland grant from the State of Tn. On waters of Flat Creek in Sevier Co. in 1810. So Peter must have died prior to 1800.( He was born ca.1762 calculated by first poll tax in Shen. Co. in 1783)In Sevier Co. Tn there was a Wm Canterberry who had a daughter name Rebecca. She married Absalom Sively. Some think Wm and Ruth(Peter’s wife) were brother and sister.

IN SEVIER COUNTY, TN. at Bird Crossroad is where the Germans settled and where Fox Cemetery is located. The 1830 census of Sevier Co. Tn., Shows Silas Sciveley alog with Jacob Derick and Jacob Bird as heads of household. Derrick and Bird were early settlers in the Fax Cemetery region. Silas may have been a brother and Absolsom and Daniel. Who were from upper East tn.; they settled in the Chattanooga region. A Silas Sevely m Nancy Martin in 1827 in Rhea Co. Tn. Absolom and Daniel’s mother Ruth Sively obtained a land grant 1810, 248 acres lying in the waters of Flat Creeks, adj lands of Greorge Denton and John Bell.( Ref. Tn. State libr. & Archives, Nashville, Toll No 56 Book1 page 130-132) mentions Daniel, Absolom and Ruth. Daniel had over 5,000 acres in the Mountain Creek region. By the way, Absolom donated the land for the Old King’s Point Cemetery. South end of Chickamauga Dam, there on TVA property. He is buried there ( as is Aboslom 2) The younger Aboslom and his brother Peter lived on opposite banks of the Chickamauga Creek there in the King’s Point region.

Records Book 1781-1784 Shenandoah Co. Virginia( Abstracted) Hist C 975.595,Gil Page 178/179 Jacob Holeman & wife Pit. va Joshua Beam Deft_ In case This day came the parties by their attornies & thereupon came also a Jury(to wit) George Cheek, John Keller, Heny Funk, Christian Stover, Jacob Bowman, Cunrod Weakmen, Christian Miller, Henry Mace, Ulry Miller, PETER SIVELEY, Josiah Jenkins & John Parsons..... upon their oaths do say defendant is Guilty in manner & form as Pit. hath decared... they do assess Plaintiffs damages by occasion to one Hundred Pounds besides his costs.... the ad. plaintiff Jacob appeard in the Court in his person & relinquished his damage above mentioned.

Found here:

Tenneessee State Library and Archives

Roll No. 56, Book 1, Page 849

Land Grant from State of Tennessee to Ruth Sivley for 248 acres May 9, 1810

THE STATE OF TENNESSEE

TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME--GREETING: Know Ye, That in pursuance of an act of the General Assembly passed on the twenty third day of November eighteen hundred & nine, there is granted by the said State of Tennessee unto Ruth Siveley a certain tract or parcel of land containing Two hundred & forty eight acres two rood? & ? chain, lying in the County of Sevier, in the District South of French Broad & Holston on the waters of Flat Creek, there being due and changeable on said land, the sum of two hundred & forty eight Dollars & fifty four cents, with the interest due thereon -Beginning at a lynn George Denton’s corner, and running with vacant land North sixty five west fourteen chain & fourtenths to a stake South twenty seven west twenty one chain to an ash, North sixty five west nine chain & five tenths to an Iron wood, South sixty nine west thirty one chain & eight tenths to a beech, South fifty nine west, sixteen chain & eight tenths to a sugar tree, West thirty chain & eight tenths to a white oak, North thirteen chain to a sugar tree, North fifty two west, nine chain & two tenths to a gum, North twenty one west twenty two chain & four tenths to a redbud. North twenty five east four chain to an Iron wood. Then with Flat Creek, north nine west, thirteen chain to a Cherry tree. North nine east nine chain & five tenths to a beech. North eighteen east thirteen chain & four tenths to a stake and sugar tree on John Bell’s line. North forty three east with said Bell ten chain & three tenths to a Cherry tree. South fifty two East four chain & five tenths to a hickory and dogwood, then with said Bell and vacant land north seventy three East eighty four chain & two tenths to a post oak, then with vacant lands south sixty eight east, thirteen chain & two tenths to a stake corner to George Denton, South thirty east thirty eight chain and nine tenths to a hickory with said Denton then south twelve west forty one chain & nine tenths to the Beginning.

Surveyed June the twenty third 1807 with its appurtenances, to have and to hold the said Tract or Parcel of Land, witri its appurtenances, to the said Ruth Sivley and her heirs and assigns forever.

In witness whereof, Willie Blount, Governor of the State of Tennessee, has hereunto set his hand, and caused the Great Seal of the State to be affixed at Knoxville, on the ninth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ten and of American Independence the thirty fourth.

(By the Governor) Willie Blount

W.G. Blount Secretary

The 1850 Census of Tn.

Sively, S.29(f), J.8(m), C.6(m),R.4(m),C,2(f).

Sivley, Absalom 65,Marion 25, Ransom 23

Sivley, Absalom 34, Mary W. 27,Margaaaret E. 8, Daniel R 6, Laura R 4, Belvedora 2.

Sivley, Daniel 30, Mary 25, Margaret 6, John 4,Theodocia 1,

Sivley, Daniel 24, Caroline 24, Elizabeth 2, Albama 1.

Sivley, Daniel 63, Margaret 40, Martha 21, Issabella 3, Williams 2, ----61/1(m).

Sivley ,G. W.39(m), Sarah 39, Amanda 18, Elizabeth17,Daniel 15, John 13, Joseph 8, Geo. W. 5, J.M. Cain 29(m)

Sivley,Mary 19

Sivley T. J. 30 (m), Eiza 30, James 2, AngelinaCarson 13.

"Sivley, Peter 45, Ruth 44, James 23, Elizabeth 22, Franzina @0, Mary 18, William 17, Daniel 15, thomas J, 13,rebecca 10, George 51/2."

He also organized the Chichamauga bapist chuch in 1830 on his land. The church(on Oakwood Dr. now) and not in same original location, was a log building near what ws Sively Springs then, then later Taliaforro springs

A nice cousin sent me copy of a Book call"HAMILTON COUNTY PIONEERS" by John Wilson, Copyright 1998. The title of the Chapter is"SIVLEY".The following comes from this book.

Daniel Sivley arrived at Ross's Landing,in 1819,by flatboat from Sevier county with his wife and the Cunningham brothers,Hugh,David and James. Daniel took up residence in the Mountain Creek Area at the foot of Waldens' Ridge-- not far from riverbank home of Samuel Williams. He bought 118 acres fro $400 in 1820,and later mad several others purchases, including 5,000 acres on Waldens' Ridge. He paid from penny per acre to a little over $3 per acre. His holding included the present communities of Mountain Creek,Glendale,and Signal Hill, as well as land at Kings'Point.

Daniel Sivley lived in a log house where Lakes Park Apartments on Moutnain Creek Road is now located. Another Sivley Log home was at the prestn Komatsu Dresser property on Signal Mountain Road.He had 9 slaves at the time of the 1860 census.

Daniel was born in Bird Crossraod in 1798. DANIEL AND HIS WIVES WERE 1ST ELIZABETH MC GUIRE They were married in Jefferson County in 1817., 2ND MARGARET WALKER.

Children of DANIEL AND ELIZABETH WERE:

1/ Ruth Sively m Peter Sivley ( they are 1st cousins. Peter is the son of Absalom. Absalom is Daniel brother)

2/ Mary Ann b 10 Jun 1849 d 20 Mar 1917 m Augustus G Evans.

3/ Rebecca b 1832 who died in 1849 at 17

4/ George Washington b 1821 in Mo.d April 1873 M Sarah Boswell.

5/ Thomas Jefferson b 1829 d May 1863 m Eliza Hixson

6/ Elizabeth b 13 Feb 1824 d 14 Oct 1889 in Ark m Fielding freeman Their child was Elisha Leroy b 12 Ded 1883 in Hamilton Co. Tn

7/ Absalom b 26 Jan 1827 d 18 Jan 1912. m 1st Mary W, Lyon, 2nd Mary a Milliken. Children were:

(a) Daniel Risley m Martha Ameicus Tatum Lindsey.

(b) Laura Ruth b 1855 m James E Milliken

(c) Bellvadora Ann b 1858

(d) Margaret Elizabeth b 1851 m Little Page Sims Benton

(e) Absolom Miles b 1865 m Mary Ellen Jones

(f) William H b 1860

(g) David Malcolm b 1862 m Martha Louisa Jane Hutto

(h) Robert King m May Emma Young

Absolom and Mary Milliken

(a/g) Mary Abbie b 1873

(b/j) James E b 1874 died in infancy

(c/I) Tomlinson Fort b 1876 m Virgina Ida DeSha

(d/k) Martha Jane b 1878 died in infancy

(e/l) Carrie Delpha b 1879 m John M Webb

(f/m) Alexander William b 1881

(g/n) George Washington b 1884 m Nancy Ella Goode

(h/o) Ruth b 1887 m David Irven Wooten

(i/p) Tennessee Monroe b 1889

(j/q) William M Bernhardt

8/ Priscilla m Houston Grayson

9/Mahala m John Demarcus and later m John Brother Joseph Demarcus.

10/ Daniel C m Caroline Merriman

11/ Martha Jane m John L Moss.

Daniel’s 1st wife died and he married MARGARETE WALKER. Daughter of David Walker, Daniel’s long time neighbor. Maregarete was 21 years younger. They had 3 children 2 William LaFayette m Martha Jane Staten (he was called LaFayette)

3 John Granville m Alice Ida Brown

There was once a Sivley Post Office at King's Point with Absalom Sively(Daniel's son)as postmaster. It was established in Dec. of 1878. The name was changed to Toqua in 1880. Absallom is buried at King's Point Cemetery

Mary Ann who married Augustus G Evans,had 9 children and lived at Mountain Creek,then at Lone Oak on Walden's Ridge.

Thomas Jefferson who was married Eliza Hixson. The had a son name James Monroe Sivley.Thomas Jefferson Sivley died in 1863 and his widow then married Aaron Jones,Union veteran, in 1865.

Priscilla who married Houston Grayson,had 11 children and lived in Sequatchie Valley.

Mahala and her husbands John and Joseph Demarcus lived in Anderson County.

Daniel C (Jr) who married Caroline Merriman. their children were:

1 Elizabeth Adeline m James Slaughter

2 Alabama B m James N Liles

3 Floyd Columbus m Crocia Ann Fields

4 Mary Florence m John M Brown

5 William Daniel m Ida Ann Thompson

6 Allen Baxter m Martha Annie Dale

7 Sarah Ella m Thomas Ashton then James Owen Merriman

Some of the children of George Washington and Sarah(Boswell)Sivley are listed below. George die April of 1873.

1 Daniel H.m Louisa Stevens, then Roxy King

2 John Madison for 32 years was a member of the city fire department,working mainly as a driver. He married Candis M Riddle.

3 Mary A

4 Amanda m George M Day

5 Elizabeth m William Henry Mylius

6 Julia

7 Joseph G

8 George Washington Jr m Margaret Louella Talley

9 Sarah Ellen m Tom W. Jones

Some of the 12 children of LaFayette and Martha(Staten)Sivley are listed below

1 Margaret Anna "Maggie" m James Franklin Merriman

2 John Granville(not Granville the brother of LayFayette)m Mary Minerva Thompson

3 Daniel Augustus m Rose Maggie Lee Brown

4 Jennie Narcissi m William Pinkney Boling

5 Carrie Lucresy

6 William David m Frances Ruth Liner

7 Harry Arthur m Lennus Noncie Hickman

8 Luther Boliver m Mattie Lena Henry

9 Grover Young

10 Thomas Jefferson

11 Bessie Catherine m Johnny Wilbur Cox

Some of the children of Granville( the brother of LaFayette)and his wife Ida Alice Brown are listed below:

1 Blevins Franklin m Carrie Standifer then Blanche M. Burger

2 Minnie Mae m Byron Louis Standifer

3 Emma Bell m Roy Samuel Ford

4 Lawrence Holt

5 Cora Irene m Victor McKinley Corder

6 Russell Milo m Ethel Durham

7 William Lester m Georgia Lenora Minor

8 Ray

The Sivley family mainly were sympathized with the Confederate cause,But there were few family members who sympathized with the Union.

ABSOLOM b 1795.He died during the Civil War.(1) was married three times 1st wife REBECCA CANTERBARRY.They had 12 children and she died in 1847,2nd MARY JOHNSON d 1858,3rd CYNTHIA CHILDERS,she lived until 1885. (REBECCA WAS SPELLED REBECKAH CANTERBURY)Absolom was three years older then Daniel.

1 Peter b ca 1815 M Ruth Sively( They are 1st cousin . Absolom is Peter(1) son and Ruth is the Daugther of Absolom's brother Daniel).

2 Martha Jane m Lewis Tyner

3 Elizabeth b 13 Feb 1816 m Elisha Leroy Cummings.they had a son name Thomas Cummings on 12 Dec 1833.They later move from Hamilton County to Al then Ark

4 Daniel H.b 1828 m Mary Ann Fryers

5 Lousia m John Anderson Block

6 Frances Marion m Levinney Swanson

7 Parthena m George Geren

8 Richard Sivley died in 1843 before his second birthday

9 Ransom Henry m Rebecca Elizabeth Carl

10 William R m Obedience.

11 Lawrence M m Mary Ann, There is census in Ark 1870.

12 John D m Hilley J and then M Luman in Ark.

ABSOLOM was in the War of 1812 from Sevier County, Tn. He died in Hamilton Co. tn.

RAMSON HENRY was born Hamilton Co. tn. in 1834 m 1864 and died 1892 in Hamilton Co. Tn. His daughter was Mary Lorena m Hyacinth F Wenning in 1883. They were the parents of Miss Alberta Wenning of Chattanooga.

Peter(2) and Ruth had 14 children.

1 ELIZABETH

2 Franzina

3 Mary Adaline m James Beavers

4 William M

5 Daniel M"Mac"

6 Thomas Jefferson m Sarah a Riddle.

7 Rebecca J m James A Elmore

8 Francis Marion m Leivinne Swinney in 1861 and later for a short time to Cynthia Childers Sivley ,his widowed stepmother.

9 John D

10 Joseph R

11 Parthena Jane

12 George LaFayette

13 James Alexander was b 1836 near Chattanooga. He fought in the CONFEDERACY under GENERAL FOREST.

He married Malisha ANN HASSELTINE JUDSON REESSE of Georgia. Their children were: WALTER REESE, THOMAS ALEX, HENRY ABSOLOM. WILLIAM M, LULA MINNIE, AMD MAMIE.

William M ,from Conroe, Tx. Were: Ruth, Mrs. W. L. Gilmore, Mrs. A.W. Hayes, Mrs H. A. Stilling, James, and W. M. Jr. and Mrs. M. L. Alley. Thomas Alex had two daughters Maud and Della.

Henry Absolom had no children

Lula married a Davis and had one daughter Nora

Minnie marred a Webb and had several children.

Walter Reese m Myrtis Register children were

1 Walter m Allie Wilson

2 Alex died in infancy

3 Henry died at age of 4

4 Eletha died at age of 2

5 Sam died at age of 19

6 Albert

7 Lawrence died a 50

Elizabeth ( Absolom Dauther)who married Elisha Leroy Cummings move to Arkansas.ALSO GOING TO ARKANSAS: WILLIAM R, LAWRENCE M AND JOHN D SIVLEY as well as the famielies of LOUISA SIVLEY BLACK AND MARTHA JANE TYNER.

Both brothers Daniel and Absalom Sivley died during the Civil War. Daniel buried at the Sivley Cemetery at Mountain Creek. While Absalom,his brother was buried at the King's Point Cemetery south of CHICKAMUGA DAM.

1870 Census Johnson Co Ark. Ellisworth Po Clark Township. Dw# 25

Sively , WILLIAM 52 Farmer 120/660/ b Al; OBEDIENCE 49 b Tn; GEORGE W. 13b Mo, PARTHENIA 9 B Ark;

Sively,JAMES R 26 FARMER 250 TN; SARAH C 16 Tn; James W 11/12 Ark

(1) Berth

(2) Cora m a Gutherie

(3) Etta m a Adams

(4) Lizzie m a Davis

(5) Thomas Dalton b 20 Aug 1880

3 Susan m Gilbert Morris

4 George W. m Sarah

1870 Census in Johnson Ark Ellisworth Po Clark Township DW#97

Sivley, Lawrence 46 Farmer 800/740 b Tn; Mary Ann 45, b Tn; James m 24, Tn; Larena F 14 b Tn; William A. 11, B Ar; Parthena O. 9 Ark and 1880 Census in Logan Co Ark DW#56 ( note: this is next door to J. D. and Persilla Sivley) Sivley, Lawrence 55 Farmer Al, Tn, tn ; Mary A 54 b TN,Tn,Tn, William 22, Ar Tn tn.

8 Harry m; (9) Margaret m Gordon Bostwick; (10)Clifford m (11) Irene m W. H. Sealy

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