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Subj: Re: Lott genealogy

Date: 06/04/97

To: Dan.Lott@nrlssc.navy.mil



In a message dated 97-05-14 07:43:01 EDT, you write:



<< I am compiling a listing of Lotts descended from John Lott (ca1720) and Elizabeth Joyner (Bethany). I am interested in all Lott information so I would ask: >>



Dan, attached is a manuscript that I am preparing on the early southern Lott family. It is not completed and I would very much like a reveiw and critique of it from Lott researchers such as yourself. Please do not pass it to others, however, till I get it published.



John Barron

Subj: Re: Lott genealogy

Date: 06/04/97

To: Dan.Lott@nrlssc.navy.mil



In a message dated 97-05-14 07:43:01 EDT, you write:



<< I noticed you request for information about Abraham Lott and this piqued by interest. I am compiling a listing of Lotts descended from John Lott (ca1720) and Elizabeth Joyner (Bethany). I am interested in all Lott information so I would ask: Have you found any information on Abraham?

My information on Arthur Lott is scarce. Below are the children I think belong to him. Is this list correct? Are there additional children? >>



Dan, I am attaching my descendant chart starting with John Lott and Elizabeth Joyner. It is not completely up to date, however. Are any of them ever. ;-) You can read the chart into your word processor such as Word Perfect and use a non-proportional font such as Courier 16.6 to print it.



I don't know anything about Abraham. I was replying to a message about him.

Subj: Re: info provided

Date: 06/04/97

To: Dan.Lott@nrlssc.navy.mil



In a message dated 97-06-04 13:43:07 EDT, you write:



<< Thanks for the info. I don't have word perfect and my Microsoft office Word will only read word perfect 5.0 files. What version of word perfect are you using. Once I get your documents translated, will get back to you. Meanwhile here's a Lott history I wrote as an introduction into the family book I am about to publish. I'll also ask that you not pass it on until I get it in print. Enjoy and I, too, solicit your comments, critiques, etc. Am anxious to get a look at your ancestors chart. Did I provide you my lineage? >>



Thanks for the quick reply. I use WP6 for Win. I have saved the file in WP5 format and attached it to this message. Hope it works better for you. Thanks a lot (no pun) for the history file. Maybe we can help each other get a handle on this great family. The ancestor chart is ascii and can be read with anything, of course. John

Subj: Re: info

Date: 06/05/97

To: Dan.Lott@nrlssc.navy.mil



In a message dated 97-06-05 03:16:50 EDT, you write:



<< For instance, tell your software to search for Daniel or Lott, Daniel or Daniel Lott and see what you get. Everytime I get new info, I add it to the file. >>



Dan, I have been doing the very same thing for a year or so only I have it in RDF which is the event data base distributed with PAF. You can sort and focus RDF in many different ways and it help a bunch. These are tremendous projects and should go a long way toward locating missing pieces of the Lott puzzle. Also by using sources such as these (deeds, wills, ect) it should help us get rid of much of the legendary information that continues to plague Lott history. Such as Indian ancestry which I think is mostly a "crock".



We do need to scrupulously <sp?> cite sources, however, in order to be able to resolve discrepancies. For instance we differ on the important item of the household of John Lott Sr in his land grants of 1764/5. Two secondary sources that I have show no wife listed, while you showed a wife. I haven't seen the original document.



I saw where you had the Absalom Lott (who married Canzada Burt) as a son of Luke. I have been searching for this info and have seen him variously assigned to different fathers. His compatriot, Abram Lott, who was in Smith Co., TX, and married Eliza? Hope, I believe was a son of Arthur Lott (b 1788) and settled in Smith Co. That Arthur is my ancestor. I have a paper on this connection that I can send.



Well, got to go now. I'm getting a new computer today and have to get my computer area ready. It's got a P200 cpu and should last me awhile. I'm having a little trouble translating your Mac files into mine, but so far so good. My fishing trip to the coast with my old boss was fun, but we only caught a few fish. I did catch a 23" speckled trout on his new rig. Later, John

Subj: Re: info provided

Date: 06/06/97

To: Dan.Lott@nrlssc.navy.mil



Dan, thanks for sending your book and assorted Lott materials. I can see you have been working on this a long time. I am particularly impressed with the information that you have accumulated from early Virginia. You mentioned the Mary Lott who bought several pieces of property in Isle of Wight and adjacent counties. Have you seen the document which shows her, named as Mary Lett, with sons Edward, John, and Arthur? This seems like a very important item comparable to the one you found concerning John Lott in conjunction with a Hatton. I put a lot of stock in these type of records.



I'm still going through the book, guess I'm going to have to print it to really get the most from it. I'm in the process of getting a new computer and am rather topsy turvy at the moment. Talk to ya later. John

Subj: Re: Lott Family

Date: 06/15/97

To: grg@iname.com



In a message dated 97-06-15 01:53:40 EDT, you write:



<< My Great grandmother's death certificate says that her father was John Lott. I would like to confirm this by establishing what happened to Solomon Lott's daughter Anna.>>



Gerald, thank you so much for your Lott messages. I think we are finally putting together the pieces of this terrific puzzle. At least we're getting all the sky and edges located. ;-) Over the last 20 years, I have accumulated a vast collection of Lott family data going back to the 1650s in VA. For the last year I have concentrated practically all my research time on this line and have written several papers on them--attached is one of them.



Now to the identity of Anna Lott who married William Thorn. I feel sure you have uncovered the basic evidence that all of us have missed: her death certificate. Although birth information on a death certificate is here say, in the absence of other data it's the best available. Other Lott researchers that I know (Sue Miklas, Wayne Page, Andrew Leath, and myself) have all assigned Anna to Solomon J. Lott. You have the first real evidence to the contrary that her father was Solomon's brother, John James Lott.



Robert Witt in his book, Under the Starry Corss, said that John J. Lott returned from the military in March, 1865, to his wife and 3 children. He had 3 children on the 1860 census, but whether they were the same is speculation. As I'm sure you know, neither Anna was with her family in the 1870 census which produces the problem. Solomon stayed in Smith Co., but I don't know what happened to J.J. Lott (I think he went to Oklahoma Terr.). Is there any probate records for Solomon in Smith Co.? If so that would help eliminate him as the father.



Let's keep working on this problem. I don't know where you live (please send me your address), but I have access to all the census data, tax rolls, birth and death indices, Civil War Pensions, etc. here at the Texas State Library. I don't have access to Smith Co. records, though, unless I make a trip to Tyler, but that's not out of the question. I would love to exchange Lott data with you. I have used PAF since it first came out, but have now transferred all my data to The Master Genealogist. I would be glad to send you a gedcom when I get it all ready in the new formats.



John C. Barron

510 E. Braker Lane

Austin, TX 78753

Subj: Re: Lott Family

Date: 07/26/97

To: grg@iname.com



Hi Gerald, Well you are so right about death certificates. According to the genealogical rules of evidence, anything not concerned with the death part of the certificate is hearsay. I wouldn't give up too soon, however, on John Lott being Anna Thorn's father. You will find that much of what is "known" about the Lott family is really family legends and not backed up by solid evidence.



To my knowledge, Arthur Lott of Smith County had no sons. I've seen the assertion from Wayne Page about the son Arthur, but do not know where he came up with this. Arthur Lott was in Leake Co., MS, in 1840 listed on page 30 of the census as A. Lott. His household consisted of the following: 1 male age 40-49, 3 females under 5, 2 females 5-10, and 1 female 30-39. He owned 14 slaves. The ages of the girls are somewhat off, maybe copied in the wrong column



Arthur's oldest daughter, Nancy Ann [sic, it was Mary] Lott was married to Everett E. Lott and they were on the same census as E. Lott with household as follows: 1 male age 20-29, and 1 female age 15-19. Her mother was Elizabeth Watts, daughter of Thomas Watts. Thomas Watts died in Smith Co.



I think that Arthur's father was the Arthur killed by the Indians in 1812 in the Mississippi Territory. The older Arthur was a rich and prominent man who served many years in the Georgia General Assembly (state legislature). To think that such a man would (or even could from a societal standpoint) openly take up with an Indian woman is ridiculous. In colonial Georgia, a white woman delivered of a child of mixed blood (black OR Indian) was subject to being placed in indentured servitude. Old Wayne is looking at it with some rose colored glasses and not his East Texas common sense.



All of this stuff about Indian blood is nothing more than the result of several turn of the century, self serving scams intended to acquire Indian lands in Oklahoma. They were all rejected at the time. There is no contemporary (prior to 20th century) evidence concerning Indian blood. Indeed there is much to the contrary with evidence about Indian atrocities and depredations in Georgia and Mississippi. I prefer to work with the real evidence and let this type of legendary information go.



I would like to include your e-mail address in my Lott on-line circle. Let me know if you don't wish to receive Lott updates and I'll take you off. It might work out to a pretty good way to circulate information. John

Subj: Lott group

Date: 07/27/97

To: Kerrygmo



Kerry, I am trying to start a Lott on-line research group. Would you like to be included?



John Barron, Austin, TX

Subj: Lott group

Date: 07/27/97

To: ETIENNETB



I am trying to start a Lott on-line research group. Would you like to be included.



John Barron, Austin, Tx

Subj: Lott group

Date: 07/27/97

To: AubreyV



Aubrey, I am trying to start a Lott on-line research group. Would you like to be included.



John Barron, Austin, Tx

Subj: Lott Circle

Date: 07/27/97



To: lbarron@husc.harvard.edu ('Lucy'), DLBU67A@prodigy.com ('Lloyd Lott'),

dan.lott@nrlssc.navy.mil ('Dan Lott'), grg@iname.com ('G Gallegher'), eagle5152@aol.com ('Dee

Lott'), mil2rock@aol.com, kae1995@aol.com ('Kaye'), aubreyv@aol.com ('Aubrey Vickers')



Hello fellow Lott researchers. This is the first in what I hope will be a long series of on-line Lott research notes. I have assembled into a small group of those people who have contacted me about the southern Lott family in the last year. I don't know all their names, some just went by a handle. If any of you have additional contacts which would like to be included please let me know. If you wish to be taken off the list let me know that too. If each of you will replace your name with mine in a list in your software, we can each send group messages. Here goes.



In 1960 Judge Folks Huxford, editor of the series of books entitled "Pioneers of Wiregrass Country," notarized Francis Blitch's application to join the DAR on John Lott, Jr. He later wrote that the Lotts moved to South Carolina during the Revolutionary War when Georgia was overrun by Tories (persons loyal to Great Britain). This statement has been quoted and requoted a thousand times till it has because "fact." I never believed it, however, because I felt that the Lotts were, for the most part, Tories themselves. I have now found a piece of evidence that completely supports this conclusion.



Like most research finds, it brings up as many new questions as it answers. Mary Petersen wrote a series of articles in the "Louisiana Genealogical Register" in 1971-2 concerning land petitions in British West Florida. Those people on the lists who came after 1775 were all Tories and were required to make an oath to England to obtain land. In June, 1984, she wrote a follow-up to these lists entitled "British West Florida Abstracts of Land Petition from the Mobile-Pensacola-Tombigbee-Biloxi Area." Our old friends, John Lott "Senior" and "Junior", who are supposed to be fighting in South Carolina, are on this list as follows:



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John Lott, Sr. - 10 Dec 1776. 250 acres in family right on the west side of Tombecky [Tombigbee] River 110 miles above Mobile. He stated that he had come from Georgia on the 10th of October, 1775. On the 22 January 1778, his widow Emile state that her husband had died and she was partitioning for 72 acres or therabouts on the Tombecky River, and 80 acres was granted to the daughter of the deceased above Mobile.



John Lott, Jr. - 22 January 1778. 300 acres on the west side of Tombecky River about 105 miles above Mobile.



John Low (Lott?) - 16 September 1777. 300 acres in family right and 100 acres bounty on Tombecky River on the west side. Said he had a wife and 3 children and that they had entered the Province from Georgia in the fall of 1776.



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Please send me your reactions to the above. Which Sr. and Jr. are we dealing with here? Who the heck is Emile (Emily?, Amelia?). How 'bout them Tories?





John Barron, Austin, TX

Subj: Lott Circle

Date: 08/03/97



To: lbarron@husc.harvard.edu ('Lucy'), DLBU67A@prodigy.com ('L Lott'),

dan.lott@nrlssc.navy.mil, grg@iname.com ('G Gallegher'), mil2rock, kerrygmo,

bellmer@narrows.com ('Merle')



I've tried to send several of these out, but not sure if they were actually sent as I got no feedback. Is anybody there? John Barron

Subj: Re: Lott Circle

Date: 08/03/97

To: bellmer@narrows.com



Thanks, Dot. I guess it's working now. Hope to send some more Lott stuff soon. John

Subj: Re: Lott Circle

Date: 08/03/97

To: Kerrygmo



Thanks, this may be a very important link in the Lott family. Williams was a name associated with

Lotts all the back to NC and maybe earlier. Where was your Williams located. John

Subj: Lott Circle

Date: 08/03/97



To: lbarron@husc.harvard.edu ('Lucy'), DLBU67A@prodigy.com ('L Lott'),

dan.lott@nrlssc.navy.mil, grg@iname.com ('G Gallegher'), mil2rock, kerrygmo,

bellmer@narrows.com ('Merle')



The following is information from Kerry



Here is the information I have: Ann Lott married to William Williams in 1770. She was born in 1752 and he was born in 1751. I have no actual proof to verify these dates.

Subj: Re: Lott Circle

Date: 97-08-03 21:39:08 EDT

From: Kerrygmo

To: JBarron933



John, Here is a copy of what I sent you. I guess you did not receive it.

................................

John, I would like to be included but unfortunately, I only have one Lott name. This line is actually in my wife's family line. Here is the information I have:



Ann Lott married to William Williams in 1770. She was born in 1752 and he was born in 1751. I have no actual proof to verify these dates.



Please include me if it will help me develop this line.

.................................



Thanks,

Kerry Girolamo

Groves, Texas

Subj: Re: Nancy Ann Lott

Date: 08/03/97

To: grg@iname.com



Thanks Gerald, do you mind if I send your latest message to the Lott Circle group?



Yes, you are right about Mary Ann Lott being E.E. Lott's wife. The Arthur and Nancy Ann (Elizabeth} are grandchildren of Arthur Lott. They were named and given slaves in his will written on the day he died.



I've written a paper on whether Arthur Lott was the father of Abram and Absalom Lott, and think that he was the father of Abram. And I think that the Nancy Ann was the daughter of Abram. Elizabeth Smith, widow of Arthur, was named guardian of this Nancy.



The only Arthur born by 1854 that I know of was the son of E.E. Lott. I guess he was the one mentioned in the will. E.E. Lott petitioned as his guardian a few years later, which seems strange.



I need to revise my paper some and will send you a copy when finished. John

Subj: Lott Circle

Date: 08/04/97



To: lbarron@husc.harvard.edu ('Lucy'), DLBU67A@prodigy.com ('L Lott'),

dan.lott@nrlssc.navy.mil, grg@iname.com ('G Gallegher'), mil2rock, kerrygmo,

bellmer@narrows.com ('Merle')



Kerry wrote:

I have no exact location for William and Ann. Their son Simon Williams was born in 1775 in Bulloch Co., GA and he died in Rankin Co. Mississippi. I also have that William Williams died in Mississippi. Sorry, this is all I have.

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Thanks, Kerry, this is good stuff. Many sons were attributed to the John Lotts of Edgecombe Co., NC, but few daughters. Ann may fit in this picture. Certainly the Williams family was associated with them at that time and there was a Simon Lott in SC who may have been related.



Dan, I don't know what to make of the info from Tombigbee either. Was hoping you would figure it out. Good luck on your assignment and your mail box should be stuffed when you get back.

Subj: Re: Lott Circle

Date: 97-08-04 07:34:44 EDT

From: Dan.Lott@nrlssc.navy.mil (Dan Lott)

To: JBarron933@aol.com



John, I did receive the information on the Lotts at Tombigbee. Frankly, I don't yet know what to make of it. Concerning the info on Ann Lott from Kerry. Who is this Ann Lott supposed to be? Where was she married?



I am getting ready to leave shortly to go out of the country for two months. I leave 18 Aug and return about 4 Oct. I won't be able to get in touch during that period but would appreciate any info that you send. My e-mail will hold it for me. Dan Lott

Subj: Re: Lott Circle

Date: 97-08-03 22:13:26 EDT

From: Kerrygmo

To: JBarron933



John, I have no exact location for William and Ann. Their son Simon Williams was born in 1775 in Bulloch Co., GA and he died in Rankin Co. Mississippi. I also have that William Williams died in Mississippi. Sorry, this is all I have. Kerry

Subj: lott

Date: 97-08-09 00:24:33 EDT

From: POWELLJP7

To: JBarron933



DO YOU HAVE ANY RECORD OF MATHILDA "HULDA" LOT B. May 11,1806 <Ireland> d. July 22, 1894 Bazette, Navarro, TX. Lived in Chickesaw co., MS with Husband James Nichols b. 1796 <Scotland>. Thanks. John

Subj: Re: lott

Date: 08/09/97

To: POWELLJP7



No, not off hand, but I'll see what I can find. I work on the Lott family and I'm from Navarro Co. My Lotts were from MS before coming to Texas in the 1840s. Never heard of any being born in Ireland. John Barron

Subj: Re: lott

Date: 97-08-10 02:06:31 EDT

From: POWELLJP7

To: JBarron933



This is from a book on Chickesaw co. compiled by local residents. "James Nichols was born in Scotland in 1796. Mathilda Nichols was born in Ireland on May 11, 1806. Her family came to America when she was 3 years old. James and Mathilda were married in 1825. They were the parents of five boys and two girls. The girls were educated at Columbus Mississippi and taught school in the states before the Civil War...



I was born in Corsicana. My Mother is from Kerens. I'd be intersted in what you know about the Lotts in MS or before. Thanks John Powell

Subj: Re: Lott Circle

Date: 97-08-10 13:15:19 EDT

From: MIL2ROCK

To: JBarron933



re: MATHILDA HULDA LOTT

I don't have anything at this time--I'm a beginner on the Lott's, but I have a family member in MS joining in with my daughter & myself that may feed us all...



I'm forwarding your e-mail to her in hopes she's got something...Good hunting and keep in touch....Ethel

Subj: Re: lott

Date: 08/10/97

To: POWELLJP7



Do you have census data on the Nichols? County histories such as, perhaps, the one you cited are called "Mug Books" by genealogists and normally are not reliable sources. There are exceptions, of course. Let me know where they lived during census years and I'll try to locate them if you don't have such info.



My father was born in Powell, TX, (a few miles south of Kerens) and his family was from Kerens/Wadeville area too. I work on the following families from that area: Barron, McClung, Massey, Selman, and others. Where are you located? I'll try and get some Lott data together for you. John Barron, Austin, TX

From: Dan.Lott@nrlssc.navy.mil (Dan Lott)

To: JBarron933@aol.com



John, I did a search through my Lott listing and found nothing on James Nichols. Since they married before 1850, tracking them won't be easy. In fact, I haven't researched Chickasaw Co, MS at all. I do know that there are several Lott families who came into north MS who, apparently, aren't related at all. I've heard that there were some "Irish" Lotts (there was a John Lott who left a will in Ireland, early on) but Ireland is another area I haven't researched.



This Lott circle certainly is complicated, is it not? Dan

Subj: Re: lott

Date: 08/11/97

To: POWELLJP7



I sent your query through my Lott on-line group, the Lott Circle, and got the following response from Dan Lott.



I did a search through my Lott listing and found nothing on James Nichols. Since they married before 1850, tracking them won't be easy. In fact, I haven't researched Chickasaw Co, MS at all. I do know that there are several Lott families who came into north MS who, apparently, aren't related at all. I've heard that there were some "Irish" Lotts (there was a John Lott who left a will in Ireland, early on) but Ireland is another area I haven't researched.



This Lott circle certainly is complicated, is it not? John

Subj: Lott

Date: 97-08-12 01:54:04 EDT

From: POWELLJP7

To: JBarron933



ON THE 1830 census James Nichols is in Monroe co., MS in 1840 he is in Lowndes co. and in 1850 in Chickesaw, On the 1850 census his place of birth is listed as NC and Mathilda Lotts as SC. (which contradicts the Irish statement) She died in Navarro county and is buried at Bazette Baptist Cemetery with her son Rufus Alexander Nichols and his wife Barbara Ann Marshall.



I know nothing about the Lots and have just started on my Mother's family. I have been researching more on my Father's. Since I don't know who her Parent's were I haven't really begun to look at the Lott's.



I just signed on and got your latest message. I am in Houston for a couple of weeks. Most of the research I have done was in New York where I have been living for the past year. I found the "Mug" book in the Waco Library. My Grandparents lived in Powell very nearby as my Mother went to first grade there. John

Subj: Re: Lott Circle

Date: 97-08-16 06:05:54 EDT

From: lbarron@husc.harvard.edu (Lucy Barron)

To: JBarron933@aol.com



Daddy, I think I have seen several female LOTTs (confound this weird keyboard!) in the female index to the DAR indexes. But I don't have access to them to check right now. Love, Lucy

Subj: Lott Circle

Date: 09/03/97



To: lbarron@husc.harvard.edu ('Lucy'), DLBU67A@prodigy.com ('LLott'),dan.lott@nrlssc.navy.mil, grg@iname.com ('G Gallegher'), mil2rock, kerrygmo,

bellmer@narrows.com ('Merle')



John Lott, along with supposed brothers Robert A., Dr. Arthur J., and Jesse came to Texas in 1835 from the Florida Territory. John and Robert established an inn in the town of Washington On the Brazos which became the seat of provisional power when the Anglo settlers revolted against the Mexican government that fall.



A call for help to assist in the struggle, resulted in a torrent of volunteers from the United States. The following documents from the Audited Claims of the Republic of Texas (reel 62) show that John Lott provided aid to some of these men on their way to the conflict.



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Washington, 23 January 1836. This is to certify that John Lott furnished myself and four other volunteers on our way to the army with accomadations for our selves & horses. The government will pay him $7 - 50 cts. David Crockett



Washington, 23 January 1836. This is to certify that John Lott furnished myself & Mr. Kerr & two horses on our way to the Army of Texas for Four dollars which governmt will pay. Wm. B. Harrison, Cap.



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Crockett and Harrison, of course, fell at the Battle of the Alamo. Shortly afterward, the Lott brothers were forced to abandon their property and flee eastward as Santa Anna pursued Sam Houston's army. They returned to re-establish the inn shortly after the Battle of San Jacinto.



Who were these Lott brothers? Were they the younger of the sets of children named by the two John Lotts who left legal documents in Washington Co., Miss. Territory before 1810? The names fit.



John Barron

Subj: Re: REV WAR possible ancestor to you

Date: 09/26/97

To: JNewton339

CC: JMorris811



If the SAR knew what I know about John Lott there wouldn't be anyone else going in on him. He and his sons, except William Lott and perhaps Arthur, were Torries who fled GA to British West Florida (now MS) in 1776. John Lott, father and son, received a royal grant at that time from George III. After the Rev. War they returned to SC and made claims against the state. These frivolous claims were used by naive ancestors as proof of service in the war to join the DAR and SAR. I would, however, like to receive any information that you collect on the family.

Subj: Lott Circle

Date: 09/26/97



To: lbarron@husc.harvard.edu ('Lucy'), DLBU67A@prodigy.com ('L Lott'),

dan.lott@nrlssc.navy.mil, grg@iname.com ('G Gallegher'), mil2rock, kerrygmo,

bellmer@narrows.com ('Merle'),jmorris811



Received the following concerning John Lott

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Source: Membership Directory, SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION



WILLIAMS, Joseph D., 97397, St Augustine, Florida; John Lott Sold, South Carolina; 220 N. Whitney St, St Augustine, FL 32095, 904 824 2631, b. Retired.



97397 is Joseph's National SAR number. A copy can be purchased for $3.00. National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, 1000 South Fourth St, Louisville, KY 40203. Attn: Registrar General. Make check to Treasurer General NSSAR. I believe that John Lott recieved a land grant in Ga.- will look it up in a week or so.

Subj: Re: LOTT, Cullen of Mississippi

Date: 97-10-01 11:06:18 EDT

From: petibonel@aol.com (Petibone)

To: jbarron933@aol.com (JBarron93)



John Lott was born about 1742 in Duplin County, N.C. Is son of John Lott and Bethany Joyner. That is far as I am.

Subj: Re: LOTT, Cullen of Mississippi

Date: 10/01/97

To: petibonel@aol.com



In a message dated 97-10-01 11:06:18 EDT, you write:



<< John Lott was born about 1742 in Duplin County, N.C. Is son of John Lott and Bethany Joyner. That is far as I am. >>



Thanks for your response. Yes, this is the "party line" first put forward by Frances Blitch in her DAR application in 1960, but upon deeper examination we find more than a few holes in her arguments. For one thing, she purported that John Lott "Jr" was a revolutionary soldier when in fact he was a tory loyal to the British and had left GA due to the revolution and relocated in British West Florida in 1776.



I have formed a group of on-line Lott researchers that correspond with each other concerning recent findings. Would you like me to add your name to the list? John Barron, Austin, TX

Subj: Re: LOTT,

Date: 97-10-02 12:41:26 EDT

From: PetiboneL

To: JBarron933



Thank you so much for your reply. Yes please place me on your list. I am surprised to find a tory. You have done some very good research. I can't wait to tell my mother about this. I live in N.J. now and she is still in Ga. She does my courthouse work. I was back to Mark Lott and had been told of John, son of John of Duplin County. About the same time I received NGS Newsletter Vol 23 Number 4, July/August and on page 138 there is a query as to John Lott b. 1742 Duplin County. This query by MariLee Hageness of Anniston, Al. It gave a good bit of information that seemed to fit what I had been told. I entered it in my FTM genealogy program in part and removed it after getting your e-mail. I will save it in paper form , but don't want to add errors to my computer files. I spent most of last evening trying to copy and paste my line to this e-mail only to find out that FTM 4.0 won't let me do it. I can print out and send you paper copy on the Ga. Lotts if you want it. I am not new to genealogy, but am new to the computer. Once winter sets in and and the days shorten I will figure out how to send a GEDCOM. One question I would like to ask is the John Lott father of Mark, the son of John Lott of Duplin County, N.C. This long distance research can get out of hand , and I would not want to start ordering records for this area if this is in error. I was about to order fiche from the AGLL and may want to change my plans. Any direction you could give me on this would be appreciated. Judy

Subj: Re: LOTT,

Date: 10/02/97

To: PetiboneL



In a message dated 97-10-02 12:41:26 EDT, you write:



<< One question I would like to ask is the John Lott father of Mark, the son of John Lott of Duplin County, N.C. >>



Thanks, Judy. I have corresponded with MaryLee, but she hasn't got back with me lately. I think she is a generation off on some of her work. I hope we can work together and figure out some of these Lott puzzles.



John Lott "Sr" and Mark both got land grants in St. George's Parish, Georgia, in the 1760's. Mark then went just across the line to S.C. and got land there next to Jesse Lott. Jesse was later hanged as a Tory along with James Lott. The John Lott "Jr" supposedly born 1742 in Edgecombe (later Duplin) Co., NC, was a son of the above John Sr. I think the Mark and Jesse (and several others) were brothers of the John Sr. I'm working on a paper to present my evidence and conclusions about this group.



There is much misinformation about the Lotts. It's due to the lack of records for the areas that they lived I suppose. What I have tried to do is throw out all the previous speculated lineages which have been quoted and requoted a thousand times and reassemble it using only documentable evidence. John

Subj: RE: Lott Circle

Date: 97-10-03 18:25:11 EDT

From: grg@iname.com (Gerald R Gallagher)

To: JBarron933@aol.com ('JBarron933@aol.com')



John Please send the following information to Judy as I do not know which is her email address in the list.



Judy, I have FTM 4.0 also and I can tell you two different ways to include FTM information in your email easily. The first way incorporates your information in the body of the email and it can be read by anyone regardless of how old their email system is. The second way attaches a word processing file to the email but I have found some people using older versions of the browser or older versions of the email software can not read attached files.



To incorporate information in an email as part of the body of the message:

1. In FTM, create a genealogy report for the branch of your tree that you want to send out to others. You can do this with the tool bar icon for the genealogy report or select View and genealogy report in the FTM command line. You can also vary the number of generations included from the Contents command with the option # of Generations to Show.

2. Once you have the report in the form you want it with the number of generations you want, use the Edit command with the option Copy Genealogy Report. ( When I do this it is so fast that it seems like nothing happens but in fact a copy of the report has been put on your clipboard.)

3. You can close FTM if you want to or you can leave it up.

4. Start your email system and create a new email message. Enter the address and the subject and any message you want. When you are ready to include the information from the Genealogy Report, use the Paste command and your information will be copied from the clipboard to your message.

5. Send your message.



To attach the Genealogy Report as a file:

Steps 1, 2, and 3 are the same.

4. Start up your word processor ( I use Works). Create a new document. Use the Paste command to incorporate the Genealogy Report into the document. Save the document under a name that you can remember.

5. Start up your email system. Create a new message. Address it and include any message you want. At the end, use the Insert File command (on my system this has a paper clip as an icon for the command) to attach the file you saved to the message. You will need to know the name you used to save the file in order to attach it.

6. Send the email.



I will be happy to help you if you have any problems with this. Gerald Gallagher

Subj: Re: LOTT,

Date: 97-10-03 20:42:01 EDT

From: PetiboneL

To: JBarron933



Hi John, Just wanted to thank you for the information on the Lotts. Probably sounds crazy, but finally an ancestor that has done something exciting. Most of my lines have turned out to have been rather simple living folk. Many having been RS, and family members are in DAR, thank goodness not on this line. Not that I would have wished hanging on anyone, but it lends some color to an otherwise mundane history. This family in Georgia like many seemed to name children after other family members and there must be 3 or 4 of each given name to sort through. Most of my Georgia lines at some point or other have lots of Lotts. My Lott line is married into both of my separate Davis lines. Sometimes even multiple siblings. I usually tell people that I am my own cousin. I also have Lotts in my Wilson line, and many lines that married into my lines had Lotts in them. I am sure of my data back to Mark and will begin to work back from there. I have a good library at home both CD and books. Come Monday morning I'll get started. Will keep in touch. Judy

Subj: Re: LOTT,

Date: 97-10-05 13:50:23 EDT

From: PetiboneL

To: JBarron933



Hi John, Thanks for forwarding the e-mail. Now I see how this works. received two more this AM. Judy

Subj: RE: Lott Circle

Date: 97-10-05 22:58:19 EDT

From: grg@iname.com (Gerald R Gallagher)

To: JBarron933@aol.com ('JBarron933@aol.com')



Dear John; In case you have not been to the DRT Library at the Alamo, there is a descendants file for the Lotts of Washington County in a file that includes a hand written family tree. Since I have been unable to establish a connection between these Lotts and my ancestors around Smith and Harrison Counties, I did not make copies of the file. You could request a copy of the file through the DRT Library web site. They can be very helpful. Gerald Gallagher



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From: JBarron933@aol.com[SMTP:JBarron933@aol.com]

Sent: Friday, October 03, 1997 4:34 PM

To: grg@iname.com

Subject: Re: Lott Circle



Thanks, Gerald, done. Her's is the last one in the list: petibonl. I've been working lately trying to figure out who the Lotts of Austin and Washington Co., TX were. John

Subj: LOTT, MILLER query

Date: 10/05/97

To: rlindley@aisi.net



What happened to the widow Celia MILLER LOTT and the children of John LOTT after he was killed by the Indians 1842-6? I've never been able to find any of them on a census. Is there a probate proceeding for him in Montogmery Co.? Was Dr. Arthur J. Lott his son? I have found one of her children by her previous marriage to Andrew MILLER, but they seemed to have left the are too about this time.

Subj: Re: Lott Circle

Date: 97-10-08 08:45:59 EDT

From: Dan.Lott@nrlssc.navy.mil (Dan Lot)

To: JBarron933@aol.com



John, I have just yesterday returned from two months temporary duty in Europe. Only now going through my e-mail. I've got some information on these Lotts (they're an interesting bunch) that I will dig out and send to you but it may take a week on so. I've got quite a bit of brush fires at work and I have to get back into the 9 to 5 routine again.



Will definitely get back to you as soon as I can. Dan



>John Lott, along with supposed brothers Robert A., Dr. Arthur J., and Jesse

>came to Texas in 1835 from the Florida Territory. John and Robert

>established an inn in the town of Washington On the Brazos which became the

>seat of provisional power when the Anglo settlers revolted against the

>Mexican government that fall.

>

>A call for help to assist in the struggle, resulted in a torrent of

>volunteers from the United States. The following documents from the Audited

>Claims of the Republic of Texas (reel 62) show that John Lott provided aid to

>some of these men on their way to the conflict.

>

>===============================

>

>Washington, 23 January 1836. This is to certify that John Lott furnished

>myself and four other volunteers on our way to the army with accomadations

>for our selves & horses. The government will pay him $7 - 50 cts. David

>Crockett

>

>Washington, 23 January 1836. This is to certify that John Lott furnished

>myself & Mr. Kerr & two horses on our way to the Army of Texas for Four

>dollars which governmt will pay. Wm. B. Harrison, Cap.

>

>================================

>

>Crockett and Harrison, of course, fell at the Battle of the Alamo. Shortly

>afterward, the Lott brothers were forced to abandon their property and flee

>eastward as Santa Anna pursued Sam Houston's army. They returned to

>re-establish the inn shortly after the Battle of San Jacinto.

>

>Who were these Lott brothers? Were they the younger of the sets of children

>named by the two John Lotts who left legal documents in Washington Co., Miss.

>Territory before 1810? The names fit.

>

>John Barron

Subj: Re: Lott Circle

Date: 97-10-08 11:25:20 EDT

From: JMorris811

To: JBarron933



JB, Do you know the URL to the DRT Library's web site?

Subj: Re: Lott Circle

Date: 97-10-08 13:25:27 EDT

From: MIL2ROCK

To: JBarron933



Thanks for the info, but what is the URL for the DRT Library web site?

Subj: References for Lott relationships

Date: 97-10-08 15:06:21 EDT

From: grg@iname.com (Gerald R Gallagher)

To: JBarron933@aol.com ('JBarron933@aol.com')



Dear John; Could you share your references for the relationships between the Lotts in Texas with me. I appreciate you pointing me to the self published book by Robert Witt. It took me a long time to find a copy but finally I found it at the Baylor University Library. However, some of the

information contained in that book does not agree with other information I have found. Do you know how I could contact Robert Witt? Gerald Gallagher

Subj: Lott Circle

Date: 10/08/97



To: lbarron@husc.harvard.edu, dan.lott@nrlssc.navy.mil, grg@iname.com, mil2rock,

kerrygmo, bellmer@narrows.com, jmorris811,petibonel



For you non-Texas, the DRT is the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. It's an organization for women with ancestors in Texas before statehood in 1846. My daughter went in on Arthur Lott of Smith Co.



I suspect the file at the Alamo concerns Robert A. Lott of Washington Co., TX. A number of people have gone in on him, but strangely none on his brother John. Robert is the only one in the 1850 census. I can't find any of the others.



There were 4 Lotts in Texas by 1836 who were supposedly brothers, but I've seen no real evidence of their relationship: John, Robert A., Jesse, and Arthur. They were all in the Florida Terr. from ca1826-31 along with a Luke, but in Miss shortly before that. I think they were the younger of the two sets of brothers of that name in Washington Co., MS Terr ca1807 and were sons of John (the inn keeper of Marion Co.?).

Subj: Re: References for Lott relationships

Date: 10/08/97

To: grg@iname.com



Gerald, I guess you mean the Washington Co., MS Terr records that I mentioned? I'll try and get these together and send them. Of course, I'm just guessing that they are the brothers who showed up in Texas in 1836, but you know how LOTT research goes. Everything fits for them, however, names, dates and locations.



For the life of me, I can't remember who Robert Witt is or what he wrote. My brain is going into overload on these people. I've got a photographic memory, but I can't get film for it anymore. John

Subj: Re: LOTT, Cullen of Mississippi

Date: 97-10-12 14:08:55 EDT

From: SIS1971

To: JBarron933



Yes, I would love to get on it. I am just starting to research the family history. I figured I would start with Lott as it seems to be less common than Clark or Moore. We just moved to Oregon from San Antonio and I am enclosing my address. Would it be possible for you to send me a list? I was glad to hear from someone so quickly. Thank you. Suzanne

Suzanne Langston

PO Box 811

Clatskanie, OR 97016

Subj: Re: Lott Circle

Date: 97-10-12 18:58:25 EDT

From: Kerrygmo

To: JBarron933, lbarron@husc.harvard.edu

To: dan.lott@nrlssc.navy.mil, grg@iname.com, MIL2ROCK

To: bellmer@narrows.com, JMorris811, PetiboneL

To: SIS1971



Suzanne, Great that you've joined us. Here is my Lott connection. I don't think we've received yours. Mine seems to be earlier than most of the others I've seen here.



Kerry Girolamo

Groves, TX



Descendants of Ann Lott



1 Ann Lott b: 1752

+William Williams b: 1751 m: 1770

2 Simon Williams b: 1775 in Bulloch Co., Georgia d: 1851 in Rankin Co.,Mississippi

+Tibitha Byrd b: 1778 in Bulloch Co., Georgia d: in Rankin Co., Mississippi



I'm not sure where this Ann came from. You can see that her son is born in Bulloch, Co., GA so I know they lived there. This line is part of the Richardson line I am researching and it appears that this Williams family and the Richardsons moved around together. I am not sure if the Lotts were moving with them.

Subj: Re: LOTT

Date: 97-10-12 22:56:09 EDT

From: ETalley720

To: JBarron933



In a message dated 97-10-12 21:47:56 EDT, you write:



<< I saw where you submitted a LOTT query in the Marion Co., MS, web page, but it is not on the board now. What is your connection to the family? I am descended from the Arthur LOTT killed by the Indians in 1812 through his son Arthur (b 1788) who came to Smith Co., TX, in the 1840s. >>



I don't remember the exact connection, I'd have to look it up. I haven't been working on that line much lately. However, I can tell you generally that the Lott's married into either the Hartfield or Johnson (or both) lines in Marion/Lamar Counties. My mother's father was a Hartfield and her mother was a Johnson. The Hartfield ancestors include the Boones and Fillingames. The Johnsons ancestors include the Wattses and Morrises. If any of this sounds familiar, let me know.



Edie Talley

Subj: Lott Circle

Date: 97-10-13 11:59:47 EDT

From: 110135.736@compuserve.com (Gerald R. Gallagher)

Sender: 110135.736@compuserve.com (Gerald R. Gallagher)

To: JBarron933@aol.com (INTERNET:JBarron933@aol.com)



Dear John; Regarding Robert Witt, the book he published that you referred to me was Under the Starry Cross, Our Family Veterans of the American Civil War. I found a copy at the Baylor University Library through an interlibrary loan request but they will not loan the book and they could not tell me how to contact Robert Witt other than to use a Houston phone book. They did send me photocopies of specific pages I requested from the index. Do you know how to contact him?



Secondly, the Lott circle message you sent this weekend indicates that Henry Smith and Elizabeth Watts Lott Smith may have move to Tarrant Co. Have you found some reference that suggests this? Is this based on the fact that some of E. E. Lott's children moved to Tarrant Co.? Can you tell me where Arthur Lott and Elizabeth Watts marriage record can be found?



Some information I have found that may be of interest to the circle. Anna E. Cook Lott, the second wife of Elisha Everett Lott, moved to Lewisville, Texas and lived with the Hatcher family. She died April 1, 1908 and is buried in the Smith Association Cemetery in the Hatcher family plot. The full name Anna E. Cook Lott appears on her head stone. Sid S. Johnson in his book published in 1900, Some Biographies of Old Settlers, Historical, Personal and Reminiscent, stated that Anna Cook Lott was residing in Louisville, Texas at the time he wrote the book. I have found two references to the marriage of Elisha Everett Lott to Anna Cook; From the chronicles of Smith Co. is a report published in the Texas Republican of Marshall, Texas stating E.E. Lott married Ann Cook in Hannibal Missouri April 19, 1856. The Texas State Gazette of April 26, 1856, page 3, col 5 reported: By the Rev. Mr. Finley, at the residence of B. Hatcher Esq. Near Hannibal, Mo. on the 12th, Hon E. E. Lott of Smith Co. Texas to Miss Anna Cook formerly of Austin. Gerald Gallagher

Subj: Lott Circle

Date: 10/12/97



To: lbarron@husc.harvard.edu, dan.lott@nrlssc.navy.mil, grg@iname.com, mil2rock,

kerrygmo, bellmer@narrows.com, jmorris811,petibonel,SIS1971



Suzanne Langston

PO Box 811

Clatskanie, OR 97016



Is our newest member of the Lott Circle. Her e-mail address is SIS1971@aol.com.



I worked on Smith Co., TX, tax roll records yesterday in the time period 1860-1867 in an attempt to determine the death date of Elizabeth Watts, widow of Arthur Lott who died there in 1855. She remarried Henry Smith and was on the tax roll several times as guardian of Nancy Ann Elizabeth Lott, grandaughter of Arthur (and herself?).



Henry Smith was shown to pay the taxes on the Arthur Lott home place until 1867 when payment on it appears to have been assumed by Solomon J. Lott, son-in-law of Arthur Lott. Could not determine what happened to this couple after this time from these records. They may have been dead or they may have moved (to Tarrant Co.). Need to follow up on this research. John Barron

Subj: LOTT

Date: 10/12/97

To: ETalley720@aol.com



I saw where you submitted a LOTT query in the Marion Co., MS, web page, but it is not on the board now. What is your connection to the family? I am descended from the Arthur LOTT killed by the Indians in 1812 through his son Arthur (b 1788) who came to Smith Co., TX, in the 1840s.

John Barron, Austin, TX

Subj: Re: LOTT

Date: 10/13/97

To: ETalley720



In a message dated 97-10-12 22:56:09 EDT, you write:



<< I don't remember the exact connection, I'd have to look it up. I haven't been working on that line much lately. However, I can tell you generally that the Lott's married into either the Hartfield or Johnson (or both) lines in Marion/Lamar Counties. My mother's father was a Hartfield and her mother was a Johnson. The Hartfield ancestors include the Boones and Fillingames. The Johnsons ancestors include the Wattses and Morrises. If any of this sounds familiar, let me know.>>



Hi Edie, thanks for your reply. The only one familiar to me is WATTS. This family came to Marion Co. about 1818 but most moved to Covington in the 1820s. The first one was Rev. John WATTS and wife Judith (RAWLS?). My line is from his son Thomas then Elizabeth WATTS who was the wife of Arthur LOTT who immigrated to Smith Co., TX. John Barron

Subj: Lott Circle

Date: 97-10-14 07:42:56 EDT

From: Dan.Lott@nrlssc.navy.mil (Dan Lot)

To: JBarron933@aol.com



John, Haven't been able to do much with Robert A. (Alexander) Lott (too many fire drills here!!!) but I did find time to at least look into my listing to see what I had there. It is attached as a word 6 document (Max).



Comment. I have other data regarding Robert Alexander Lott regarding his early life in Florida. Also, a possible quote from a MS newspaper about him going to Texas after stopping here in MS. Will try to find that so I can quote it properly.



Enjoying your information. Dan

Subj: Re: Lott Circle

Date: 97-10-15 09:19:53 EDT

From: PetiboneL

To: JBarron933



Morning John, Not sure who I should pass this on to. Can now cut and paste thanks to Gerald and some new software. My line stayed in Ga. Mark Lott said to be only child of said John Lott Jr. Working at this point. Cant be sure of much about John Lott Jr. yet. The following is my line. Can give more information to anyone interested. Judy



Descendants of Mark Lott



Generation No. 1



1. Mark3 Lott (John2, John1) was born 1765 in St. George's Parish, Georgia, and died 1812 in Montgomery Co., Georgia. He married Delilah Jones.



Children of Mark Lott and Delilah Jones are:

2 i. Daniel4 Lott, born 1791. He married Lucy Peterson.

3 ii. Elizabeth Lott, born 1794. She married John Peterson.

4 iii. Sarah Lott, born 1797. She married Gray Stock Roberts January 04, 1816.

+ 5 iv. Joel Lott, born 1798 in Ware Co., Georgia; died January 24, 1864 in Ware Co., Georgia.

6 v. Penelope Lott, born 1800. She married Stafford Davis.

7 vi. Pollie Lott, born 1805. She married Jackson Newbern.

8 vii. Mark Lott, born 1807. He married Amarintha Ward.

9 viii. Francis Lott, born 1810. She married John Gaskins July 27, 1832.





Generation No. 2



5. Joel4 Lott (Mark3, John2, John1) was born 1798 in Ware Co., Georgia, and died January 24, 1864 in Ware Co., Georgia. He married Rhoda Davis, daughter of Arthur Davis and Mary Vick.



Notes for Joel Lott: Joel and Rhoda are buried in Telmore Cemetery. Graves unmarked. Within the chained family space.



Children of Joel Lott and Rhoda Davis are:

+ 10 i. Delilah5 Lott, born July 09, 1822 in Telfair Co., Georgia; died September 02, 1894.

11 ii. Margaret Lott, born January 11, 1824. She married Mark Wilcox April 09, 1839.

12 iii. Francis Lott, born January 23, 1826. She married John Wilcox April 13, 1839.

13 iv. Daniel Lott, born March 09, 1828. He married Susan Mobley.

14 v. Thomas Lott, born October 20, 1842 in Ware Co., Georgia; died August 28, 1862 in Manasses, Virginia.





Generation No. 3



10. Delilah5 Lott (Joel4, Mark3, John2, John1) was born July 09, 1822 in Telfair Co., Georgia, and died September 02, 1894. She married Early Davis March 27, 1838 in Ware Co., Georgia, son of Early Davis Sr..

Children of Delilah Lott and Early Davis are:

15 i. Joel J.6 Davis, born March 06, 1841. He married Mary Martha Wilson.

16 ii. Absalom Davis, born February 18, 1844; died August 20, 1863.

+ 17 iii. Herodius Davis, born March 26, 1848.

18 iv. Francis T. Davis, born September 24, 1850; died January 08, 1862.

19 v. Margaret Davis, born October 21, 1853. She married John Hargraves Wilson.

20 vi. Americus Davis, born March 10, 1857. She married George Broxton.





Generation No. 4



17. Herodius6 Davis (Delilah5 Lott, Joel4, Mark3, John2, John1) was born March 26, 1848. She married Henry B. Wilson, son of Thomas Wilson and Mary Brewer.

Children of Herodius Davis and Henry Wilson are:

21 i. John T.7 Wilson, born 1869; died 1937. He married Ella Lee Roberts.



Notes for Ella Lee Roberts:

Ella Lee Roberts and Lee Ella Roberts were twins. Children from Family Bible.



22 ii. Fernando Wilson.

23 iii. Thomas Wilson.

24 iv. Coats Wilson.

25 v. Ella Wilson.

Subj: Fwd: LOTT

Date: 97-09-18 21:32:36 EDT

From: JNewton339

To: JBarron933



This is what I sent to JMorris811. Keep in touch. My great uncle Nathanial Milburn Newton (now deceased) owned a jewelry store in Austin. My grandfather Joel (aka Joseph) Wooten Newton with Nathanial and other Newton brothers moved from Wilson Cnty, Tx to Georgetown, Williamson cnty, Tx. My father's baby sister died in Georgetown and grandfather purchased a 4 grave lot in Goodfellows Cemetery-name has been changed. I now own the lot-have deed. Grandfather moved back to Wilson Cnty. He died during an epidemic. Grandmother Mary Ann (nee Wright) Newton remaried in San Antonia 1890 and moved to Macon-Milledgeville, Ga area and then in 1900 moved to Atlanta, Ga. I live in Chamblee about 10 miles from Atlanta. Age is 80. Jack W. Newton, 3402 Hardee Ave, Chamblee, Ga 30341-3312. If this will help you, let me know.

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Forwarded Message:

Subj: Fwd: LOTT

Date: 97-09-14 07:32:46 EDT

From: JNewton339

To: JMorris811

CC: RBillard, Robertnels, AUBREY, P FAIRLADY

CC: DSand39689



JMorris, the reason I am ressending the last e-mail is to show who else is seeking info on LOTTs, an to keep mu typing down to minimum. All of you should start a LOTT GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. No folks, I am not kin to the LOTT that was in the attachment. Am duplicating pages from the book mentioned in attachment to send to JMorris811. Would like to hear from all of you about your successes.

Jack W. Newton, My Joshua and his brother Jacob were part of Samuel's family on the trek to MS TRR. Joshua md Elizabeth Wooten dau of Hardy who settled in MS TRR about 1799 (now Green Cnty)



I put JBARRON 933 and Eagles5152 on CC above but they were rejected. Do any of you know them for LOTTs sake.

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Forwarded Message:

Subj: LOTT

Date: 97-09-13 10:27:08 EDT

From: JNewton339

To: JMorris811



Clyde LOTT is mentioned as being a local baseball player and as a Railroad engineer in town of UNIFORM around 1927. Ada Cade LOTTE is shown as a Student in FAIRHOPE Singing School in 1915. MR & MRS Will LOTT are mentioned re LEWIS GROVE MISSIONARU BAPTIST CHURCH in the community of Cortelyou about 1906. DEER PARK CEMETERY Clarence LOTT 10-24-1939 8-20-1971.



Atlanta Archives:Page 268-Saturday 7th November 1807

On Recommendation

Ordered:

That a passport through the CREEK NATION be granted for JAMES TAYLOR, JOHN LOTT senr, WILLIAM WILLIAMS, and SAMUEL NEWTON, with their families, which was presented and signed. (I added all caps) Samuel's family included Jacob and Joshua (my gggrand father who md Elizabeth WOOTEN in MS TRR dau of Hardy WOOTEN in MS TRR 1799) Jacob never married.



I have marked book "The History of Washington County" which I will photocopy and mail, today or Monday. See! I have not forgotten you. Had a message typed out Fri night to plug in the Chat session when I saw your screen name show up the 3r time, but you had left the room. Same thing last night for someone wanting info on HOSKINS and STOTT.

Subj: Re: LOTT

Date: 97-10-14 07:35:26 EDT

From: ETalley720

To: JBarron933



In a message dated 97-10-13 09:33:58 EDT, you write:



<< Hi Edie, thanks for your reply. The only one familiar to me is WATTS. This family came to Marion Co. about 1818 but most moved to Covington in the 1820s. The first one was Rev. John WATTS and wife Judith (RAWLS?). My line is from his son Thomas then Elizabeth WATTS who was the wife of Arthur LOTT who immigrated to Smith Co., TX. >>



Hi John, Good to hear from you. I've been looking for information on the Watts family. I think you may have given me a big clue. My Watts line (as I understand it) is as follows:



My grandmother was Loucresia Johnson Hartfield.

Her mother was Judith Watts and her father was Silas Johnson.

Judith's father was John L. Watts, Sr. and her mother was Lydia Morris.

Lydia's parents were Seaborn and Marguerite (nee ?) Morris.



I think it is pretty curious that your Watts line contains a John and Judith. It seems more than a coincidence. I'd love to hear more about them from you if you have more info. Looks like we could be cousins after all! Thanks, Edie

Subj: Re: Lott Circle

Date: 97-10-18 11:51:30 EDT

From: PetiboneL

To: JBarron933



Morning, Had been unable to send my information to you due to cut and paste problems. They have been resolved now. Gerald had helped a good bit. My line pasted to email. Met another Lott yesterday. He would like to join your group. Not sure if it is a he yet. Email address is SSTapor@aol.com. Will give him your email address. My line is:



Descendants of Mark Lott



Siblings in this last generation from family bible. Have not worked them up yet. Someone told me last week that my Mark Lott was the only child of said John Lott Jr. Just starting on this and can't say one way or the other. Am related to self through many of the lines that run into my Lott line and many of these have other Lotts in them. G'day, Judy

Subj: LOTT NEWSLETTER 1L

Date: 97-10-20 03:51:41 EDT

From: STROTHER21

To: JBarron933



MY LOTT LINEAGE



JOHN LOTT

JOHN LOTT

JOHN LOTT

SOLOMON LOTT

JACOB LOTT

VINCENT LOTT

JOHN FRANKLIN LOTT

LEE WARNEY LOTT

JOHN J. LOTT

LLOYD L. LOTT



The following is the bare bones--I'll be glad to download every thing I have as soon as I learn how to. I know very little about the first three John Lotts (John Barron has the latest and most accurate data on the early Lotts).



Solomon Lott born abt 1744 NC; died abt 1822 MS;

Jacob Lott born 1795 SC; died ?; His son moved away in 1867; He married Elizabeth Nichols dau of Henry and Elender Nichols of GA.

Vincent Lott born 9-19-1828 in Harrison Co ? MS; married Cinthia b 1833; later married Nancy Ann Wright b 1-20-1844 in AL, married abt 1867. Has homestead records for Polk Co AR.

John Franklin Lott born 1867 in IL; died 1929 in AR; married Isebelle Townsend dau of William and Elizabeth Townsend of AR; married date: 4-25-1889. Has homestead records for Polk Co AR

Lee Warney Lott born 6-4-1904 in Yacony, Polk Co AR; died 12-10-1982 in AR married Ruby Sarah Strother of Montgomery Co AR, m 3-8-1927 in Polk Co.

John J. Lott born 8-14-1944 in Ink AR; living in Mena AR; m Sandra Louise Boggs dau of Milton Lloyd Boggs and Mamie Ruth Siau of TX.

Lloyd Lee Lott born 6-13-72 in Mena AR; living and single

NICHOLS LINEAGE



HENRY NICHOLS b 1730; m Hannah ?

ISAAC NICHOLS b ?; m Elizabeth ?

HENRY NICHOLS b 1833; m Elender ?

ELIZABETH NICHOLS b 1807; m JACOB LOTT



sources: every tidbit of data on the Nichols line was taked from a series of wills for GA and SC and one lawsuit over inheritance.



I work most Saturdays with John Barron here in Austin TX and will hand over a much more detailed compilation.



LLOYD L. LOTT

1-512-462-2837

1700 BURTON DRIVE

APT 424

AUSTIN, TX 78741

Thanks, Judy, I think it is generally accepted that the above John Lott (actually the third in a series) had many children, but only son Mark is "documented." Even this documentation is shaky in my mind. It is the DAR application of Frances Blitch and her source was a newspaper account of the Mark Lott Bible record. I haven't seen either the newspaper clipping or the actual Bible record, but it supposedly gave information on Mark's family in addition to the death date of the father, John.

I believe that this John is the one that died in Washington Co., MS Terr about 1807 and named sons John, Robert, Luke, Jesse, etc., in legal documents. John Barron

Subj: Re: Lott Circle

Date: 97-10-20 11:04:03 EDT

From: PetiboneL

To: JBarron933





Morning John, had received the following from someone last week. I will call the Huxford Gen. Soc. on Thursday to see if they can verify death of said John f/o Mark as having taken place in Ga. I have an hour of lookups with membership. Seems like every time I get email there is another version of things. My census index search for this surname makes it all worse. Many LOTTs with same given names. Judy



Dear Judy Kaye, According to my research on the Lott's, Mark Lott is in my line also. The following may help you: Mark Lott - B 1-22-1769, D 2-14-1790, M Delilah Jones B 5-?-1771 Father was John Lott, Jr. - B 1742 in Duplin Co,NC, D 8-1-1810 in Tattnall Co., GA. His occupation was listed as: Tax Collector. He lived for some years on the Toisnot Swamp in what is now Wilson Co., NC, before John Lott, Sr. took the family southward. By 1790, John, Jr. was living in Barnwell Co, SC. On May 14, 1791, he was granted land in Effingham Co., GA. In 1797-98 he was a taxpayer in Montgomery Co, GA. He married Sallie (?) B 1748 in Duplin Co, NC, D 8-1-1818 in Tattnall Co, GA. Mark was their only child. John Lott, Sr. - B 1720 in Edgecombe Co, NC, D 1810 in MS. He married Bethany (?) in 1740. She was born 1722 Died Nov. 1795. Their children:

1. John, Jr.

2. Arthur

3. Mark

4. William

5. Absalom

6. Solomon

7. Daniel

8. Jesse

9. Pollie



According to my records, John, Sr.'s Father was John Born 1700 and died in NC. He married Elizabeth Joyner, Daughter of John Joyner, she also was born in 1700. John, Sr. was their only child.

Subj: LOTT Circle

Date: 10/20/97



To: lbarron@husc.harvard.edu,dan.lott@nrlssc.navy.mil,grg@iname.com,mil2rock,kerrygmo,b

ellmer@narrows.com, jmorris811,petibonel,SIS1971,strother21



This message is to welcome back Lloyd Lott (strother21@aol.com) to the circle. He keeps changing his e-mail address, but promises to stay put for a while. He sends the following and, I'm certain, wants a lott of feedback.



I think Solomon is the son of John_2, however. Comments?

Subj: Lott Circle

Date: 10/20/97

To lbarron@husc.harvard.edu,dan.lott@nrlssc.navy.mil,grg@iname.com,mil2rock,kerrygmo,b

ellmer@narrows.com, jmorris811,petibonel,SIS1971,strother21



I got the following from Gerald and forgot to respond. I also forgot who Robert Witt was, but now remember. I don't know his present address, but maybe some of the circle might have it (hey Lloyd).



My reference to Tarrant Co. for Henry Smith and Elizabeth was just a guess and I've not been able to check into it as yet. I think they both died in Smith Co., however. Also, I've never seen a real reference for the marriage of Arthur Lott and Elizabeth Watts, but it must have been in Marion Co., MS. Her father, Thomas Watts, gave them some property when he moved to Covington Co. as per the following from Williams' Abstracts of Deeds of Marion County



Thomas Watts, Senr of Covington Co. because of moving and for natural love and affection toward Arthur Lott of Marion - negro man Stepney 37 years of age. 17 Oct 1827. Wit: Reuben Watts, Sr. and Jesse Lott, Jr.

Subj: Alligator Cemetery

Date: 97-10-21 16:15:01 EDT

From: sandra@trsl.state.la.us

To: JBarron933@aol.com



Two new happenings:



1- I have just had an older version of the Family History Center's program put on my very old computer by a newly found cousin in Erwinville, LA, Gary Lott, so now I have some semblance of a way to record in a set way family genealogical facts. I just about have the hang of how to add on to his family with my family. (My oldest son is planning to give me an outgrown computer of his that has CD Rom on it and then I will try to see what I can download from or order from FHC here in Baton Rouge).



2- I am flying via American Airlines and my broom to Dallas on Halloween,and not that night but probably Monday will be checking out any cemeteries I can reach within an hour's radius from Dallas. Problem: My first contributor, Mrs. Kittling in Kerens, TX, listed several Lotts and Cowan McClung as being buried at Long Prairie Cemetery and/or in Long Prairie, TX, Navarro County. You show some of these, like Elizabeth Lott and Cowan as being buried in Alligator Cemetery, Navarro County. Where is it? I think I read that you had been there. At least I see that some of the stones are next to each other. Any kind of directions would be appreciated.



Thanks also for the lead to the McClung Genealogy book. I have ordered and hope to be getting one soon.



My oldest son, Dr. Michael David Casey, just celebrated his 40th birthday this month, my oldest daughter, Dr. Jennifer Kathleen Casey, her 38th birthday, plus two granddaughters were now 8 and 12 this month---I really feel like an ancestor of some sort, myself! Your cousin, Sandra

Subj: Lots of Lotts

Date: 97-10-22 19:29:25 EDT

From: SIS1971

To: Kerrygmo, PetiboneL, JBarron933



I have gotten some new information on my Lott connection. I am trying to find it and email it to you all. Edgar Lott m. Helen Mullin (July 14, 1878)

son: Frank Lott

daughters: Dell (Lott) Cosilow

May (Lott) Cheatham

Dora (Lott) Johnson

Addie (Lott) Rockwell

Bessie (Lott) Fox

Gene (Lott) Nuismer

Ruby Bryant (Lott) Clark (Oct. 10, 1896 - Feb. 9, 1985)

Ruby was my greatgrandmother. I will try to get the other information sent from my mom again. Thanks, Suzanne

Subj: Re: Alligator Cemetery

Date: 10/23/97

To: sandra@trsl.state.la.us



Sandra, Alligator is simply the old name for Long Prairie Cemetery. I prefer it. The cemetery is on the banks of Alligator Creek and down the road from Long Prairie Church. I don't remember the road number, but I'll look it up if you want me to.



I just got back from Corsicana after spending a couple days with my dad. He broke a rib. We drove out through Powell and Kerens looking at the cotton crop which is something he likes to do.



Would you like me to put you on my Lott Circle list. I send out research results every week or so to about a dozen folks who work on Lott. I didn't know if your agency would frown on such mailing lists.



I'm glad you got a genealogy program. PAF (from the Mormons) is what I used for 10 years all the way form version 1.0. Just this year, however, I switched to The Master Genealogist because of its superior report printing. If you wish, I can send you my descendant chart program, Descend, that works with PAF and does a much better chart the the plain vanilla one they give you.



John

Subj: Lott Circle

Date: 10/24/97

To: lbarron@husc.harvard.edu,dan.lott@nrlssc.navy.mil,grg@iname.com,mil2rock,kerrygmo,b

ellmer@narrows.com, jmorris811,petibonel,SIS1971,strother21,sandra@trsl.state.la.us



I am adding a new member to the circle. She is Sandra Taylor Casey (sandra@trsl.state.la.us) and is a cousin of mine (3rd I think) descended from Arthur Lott of Smith Co., TX, and his daughter Elizabeth "Betsy" Lott who married Cowan McClung and settled in Navarro Co., TX. John Barron

Subj: new member

Date: 97-10-30 08:04:52 EST

From: Dan.Lott@nrlssc.navy.mil (Dan Lot)

To: JBarron933@aol.com



John, I've got someone who ought to the added to your mailing list for the Lott family circle. His name is Joe Lott, who lives in VA now but comes from the Laurel, MS area (I think!). His e-mail address is:



LOTT_JOE@tandem.com



He's doing research on the Revolutionary War and the migration to MS. Best, Dan Will get back with you after my recent "fire drills" settle down at work. Bad news is, I won't be able to do much family stuff until January. I leave again soon to ride a ship off Holland for over three weeks. I am still interested -- just overrun by events at work.

Subj: Lott Circle

Date: 10/30/97

To: Lott_joe@tandem.com



Dan Lott sent me your name as a Lott researcher. I am a descendant of Arthur Lott of Smith Co., TX, and a 20 year genealogist. I have started an on-line mailing list of Lott researchers and would like to add you to the list. You will not be spammed as we only send a few messages a week.



John Barron, Austin, TX

Subj: Re: Lott Circle

Date: 97-10-31 04:30:47 EST

From: LOTT_JOE@tandem.com

To: jbarron933@aol.com



Please add me to your list. I'm tracking the Southern Lotts who are the descendents of John Lott of Edgecombe Co, NC and Elizabeth Joyner of VA who migrated to GA. I am a descendent of his son John (Jr) and of John Jr's sons Luke and Nathan who settled in MS. In addition to just trying to untangle the Lott family tree for so many generations, I would like to capture family history about the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican War, and Civil War. I'm also gathering information on the pioneer experiences of the family as it moved west.



I'm happy to share information with others, as long as it is for personal enrichment rather than commercial enterprise (ie, I don't want to see information that I give away freely to someone then sold for a profit by that person). In addition to exchanging family tree information, I am looking for some specifics:



1. Units served in and nature of service for John Lott and his sons that were in the Revolutionary War.



2. More information on the settling of Columbia, MS (Lott's Bluff) by the Lott and Watts families.



3. Circumstances surrounding the death of Arthur Lott (another son of John) who was killed by Indians while migrating from GA to MS.



4. Which of John Lott's descendents were the ones who migrated to TX.



Below is a biographical synopsis that I wrote on John Lott. Regards, JL

=====

Biographical Synopsis of John Lott:



John Lott was a Revolutionary Soldier who was born in Edgecombe Co, NC around 1715-1720 and migrated to Tattnall Co, GA. He married Elizabeth Joyner sometime around 1740. Elizabeth was born about 1724 and supposedly died around 1795. She was the daughter of John Joyner of Isle of Wight Co, VA and Elizabeth Brown. Some researchers believe that Elizabeth was also called Bethany since there is reference to John's wife Bethany in the records. Since she would have been bearing children for 45 years, it is more likely that Bethany is a later, younger wife, although no evidence of this has been uncovered except for the unlikely time span of child bearing.



During John Lott's early years, the inland portions of present day NC and GA were only thinly settled. The territories of present day AL and MS were mainly Indian country. Most of the land in these present day states was not yet settled or even owned by citizens. The government encouraged migration through land grant polices and the rapid importation of immigrants. Today, we often forget that the first pioneers of the South faced many of the hardships and challenges we normally associate with the settlement of the Western US as they traveled in wagon trains, sometimes through hostile territory to seek new homes. It is amazing to see the migration of the Lott family across the South and the creation of a whole society during the lifetime of one man, John Lott. This story is repeated across many families and is a common thread throughout any research of these times. It is one of the reasons why the Southern men from MS and TX would travel to TN, GA, and VA to fight in the Civil War 60 years later. They were joining their uncles, cousins and in-laws who had remained in those states.



John Lott ran a mill in present day Wilson Co, NC (Lott's Mill) which possibly also served as an inn from about 1744-49. He must have been a leader of the community because he was placed in charge of local citizens who cut a road through that part of NC. Prior to the Revolution, he began an occupation of farmer and land speculator that was carried on by his children. Over the years, there is quite a bit of evidence of his application for land grants and land patents and his sale of lands to his children or others. In fact, it appears he was speculating through his children since they began applying for land grants and patents as early as possible in their own right. He moved from Edgecombe Co to Duplin Co, NC and then on to GA by way of SC arriving in St George Parish, GA (later Burke Co) around 1762. His first recorded application for land in 1765 was denied since it had alreay been claimed. He received his first grant of GA land in 1766. On 21 Mar 1767, he was commissioned a Lieutenant in Capt James Pugh's company of the Colonial Militia of GA.



During the Revolutionary War, he moved his family from GA to SC to avoid the Loyalists who sided with the British and the British troops, but they returned to GA after the war was over. Although he is listed as a soldier of the Revolution, evidence of the exact unit he served in or any battles in which he was a participant has not been located. Since he would have been in his mid to late 50's, the life of a soldier would have been tough for him. There is evidence that he helped furnish supplies for the troops, probably in the nature of meat and other foodstuffs. This fact coupled with the lack of any other information suggests that he was involved in provisioning the army and probably left the direct fighting to the younger men, although this is supposition.



Shortly before the end of the Revolutionary War in 1784, he and his family returned to Effingham Co, GA and resumed their land speculation practices. The pattern was simple. He and his sons (and some of their sons) would apply for and be granted land, clear part of it or make some improvements on it within the time requirements of the grant, then sell it for a profit a few years later and start the process over again. There is indication that they sold back and forth to each other or owned property jointly, as well, but the reasons for this aren't clear. Also, it is difficult to pinpoint and explain the locations of his lands or those of his family since GA underwent quite an expansion of counties and some of these places can claim to have been in 3 or 4 different counties since John Lott was there.



He was appointed Road Commissioner in Burke County on 29 July 1783 for the road from Queensboro to Horse Creek on the Ogeechee. This indicates that he lived on that road at that time. He was named Captain of the 7th Company of Effingham Co Militia, 1787-1790. It appears that he had upwards of 14 children. There is some difficulty in finding connections between John Lott and all of his supposed 14 children although there is plenty of evidence for his son John Lott, referred to hereafter as John Lott, Jr to distinguish him from his father.



The use of the terms Sr and Jr is somewhat misleading from our common usage of them today. In the context of John Lott's times, these terms referred to people with the same name who were closely related, though not necessarily father and son. This usually happened in legal documents like land grants or court decrees. The use of the term Jr could even switch as a person became older and begat sons with the same name or had nephews named after him.



John Lott was in GA for the census in 1790 and is named in Tattnall Co court records as late as 1805. It appears that he lived into his 80's. Despite some suggestions that John Lott moved to MS with his grandsons, it is more likely that he stayed in GA and died some time before 1810, although the exact place of death or burial is not recorded.

Subj: Re: Lott Circle

Date: 10/31/97

To: LOTT_JOE@tandem.com



Joe, you're on the list. Thanks for the writeup and I'll check into your specifics when I can print them out. One thing for sure that I can demonstrate with little effort is that the Lott's were TORYS during the Rev. War and that there were 2 adult John Lotts in Edgecombe Co. in 1754. The elder died in British West FL in 1778 and had a wife named Emile (Emily).



The references to the above were sent along with some of my early Lott Circle messages and I will assemble them for you to examine as time permits. John

Subj: Re: Lott Circle

Date: 97-10-31 16:36:17 EST

From: LOTT_JOE@tandem.com

To: jbarron933@aol.com



Thanks for the update. I'd very much like to see what you have on John Lott (father or son) being Tory Loyalists. My research shows that they were granted lands as revolutionary soldiers and that there is a John Lott Jr listed in the Roster of South Carolina Patriots although I have no confirmation except other researcher's assertions that they are the same person. There are also Lott's on that roster that could have been other sons of John Lott, the elder, although he himself does not appear. Also note that DAR records support both John's being Revolutionary Soldiers.



However, there were two Lotts, James and Jesse, who were hanged as Royalists on 3 Oct 1779 who were probably also sons of John Lott, so it is quite likely that the family was divided in loyalties. Other Lotts listed as Tories include Archable Lott and Marin Lott of Cheatham Co, SC. The relationship of these Lotts to my clan is not known. I suspect they are part of another Lott family that came into the colonies through Charleston, SC by a John Lott whose ancestory is listed as Scotland. My John Lott's father or grandfather supposedly came into the colonies through Baltimore or Virginia and was from England. Once again, these are researcher claims based on supposition or word of mouth, so the actual source of these Lott clans is unconfirmed.

Looking forward to hearing more about what you have on the Lotts. Regards, JL

Subj: LOTT Family History

Date: 97-10-31 20:01:19 EST

From: AubreyV

To: JBarron933



The line I am researching starts with my GGM Sara Ann Elizabeth LOTT b: Sep 1867 Tallapoosa County(?); daughter of Samuel Vandiver LOTT and Mrs. Martha Ann Taunton. Sara married Edward Jackson GOODMAN Sep 1882 in Tallapoosa County, AL. Do you have any info on this family?



I would like to join your LOTT Circle.



Do you know of a paper publication called "LOTT Lineages". The publisher puts together items sent to her, notifies those on her mailing list that a new edition is ready, send in the $5.00 , and she returns a copy. For those interested write to: Sally SEAMAN-WILLIAMS; PO Box 1035; No. Highlands, CA 95660-1035.



Talk to you later; Aubrey

Subj: Lott Circle

Date: 10/31/97



To: lbarron@husc.harvard.edu,dan.lott@nrlssc.navy.mil,grg@iname.com,mil2rock,kerrygmo,b

ellmer@narrows.com,jmorris811,petibonel,SIS1971,strother21,sandra@trsl.state.la.us,aubreyv,lot

t_joe@tandem.com



Also, another new member is Aubrey Vickers (aubreyv@aol.com). He wrote the following and yes I do know about the Lott Lineages publication. Thanks, Aubrey, it is a good forum.

Subj: Lott Circle

Date: 11/01/97



To:

lbarron@husc.harvard.edu,dan.lott@nrlssc.navy.mil,grg@iname.com,mil2rock,kerrygmo,bellmer

@narrows.com,jmorris811,petibonel,SIS1971,strother21,sandra@trsl.state.la.us,aubreyv,lott_joe

@tandem.com



Aubrey, in one of the Lott Lineages I think you submitted a newspaper article from the Douglasville, GA, paper. I have found that the supposed birth date of John "Jr" of 1742 may have come from an article in that same paper in 1954 listing the bible record of his son Mark. This was given as a source in the DAR application of Frances Blitch. Do you know about this article? How did you get your clipping? I haven't been able to find if and where this paper has been microfilmed.

Subj: Re: Lott Circle

Date: 97-11-01 23:04:27 EST

From: AubreyV

To: JBarron933



Will have to look up the article. Maybe I have a reference to where it came from. Give me a few days. Aubrey

Subj: Re: Lott land records

Date: 97-11-05 23:59:28 EST

From: STROTHER21

To: JBarron933



Dear Sir, why are many of the land records left with 0's as results?----It must have been a real paper-work problem for the clerks? And how did Robert Lott get 478+ acres? It seems odd that so few Lotts were in LA. None of the names are familiar, but I would like to link them with the Texas Lotts---perhaps the 'LOST LOTTS.' Thanks, LLOYD L. STROTHER "CAESAR" LOTT

Subj: Lott land records

Date: 11/05/97



To: lbarron@husc.harvard.edu,dan.lott@nrlssc.navy.mil,grg@iname.com,mil2rock,kerrygmo,b

ellmer@narrows.com,jmorris811,petibonel,SIS1971,strother21,sandra@trsl.state.la.us,aubreyv,lot

t_joe@tandem.com



I got the following from the internet and thought some of you may recognize some of these people. Sorry about the wavy columns, can't figure out how to make AOL use non-proportiona fonts.



Louisiana Land entries for Lott



Last Name First Name Init Date Parish Acres



LOTT AARON 1892 Bossier 0.0000

LOTT AARON 1892 Bossier 0.0000

LOTT AARON 1892 Bossier 160.1400

LOTT CHARLES C 1890 Bossier 80.0700

LOTT HENRY W 1901 Bossier 0.0000

LOTT HENRY W 1901 Bossier 0.0000

LOTT HENRY W 1901 Bossier 159.4800

LOTT HIRAM R 1859 WestCarroll 160.1800

LOTT LAUDICE F 1902 Vernon 0.0000

LOTT LAUDICE F 1902 Vernon 0.0000

LOTT LAUDICE F 1902 Vernon 161.7600

LOTT LITTLETON B 1906 StTammany 0.0000

LOTT LITTLETON B 1906 StTammany 160.2600

LOTT LUKE 1906 Livingston 0.0000

LOTT LUKE 1906 Livingston 155.7000

LOTT ROBERT B 1837 Grant/Natchitoches 0.0000

LOTT ROBERT B 1837 Grant/Natchitoches 0.0000

LOTT ROBERT B 1837 Grant/Natchitoches 0.0000

LOTT ROBERT B 1837 Grant/Natchitoches 0.0000

LOTT ROBERT B 1837 Grant/Natchitoches 0.0000

LOTT ROBERT B 1837 Grant/Natchitoches 0.0000

LOTT ROBERT B 1837 Grant/Natchitoches 151.0000

LOTT ROBERT B 1837 Grant/Natchitoches 164.2400

LOTT ROBERT B 1837 Grant/Natchitoches 478.4400

Subj: Re: Lott land records

Date: 11/06/97

To: STROTHER21



In a message dated 97-11-05 23:59:28 EST, you write:



<< Why are many of the land records left with 0's as results?----It must have been a real paper-work problem for the clerks? And how did Robert Lott get 478+ acres? >>



Don't know, but I bet that's the Robert A. Lott who settled in Washington Co., TX, in 1836, John

Subj: Lotts as Loyalists

Date: 97-11-14 04:05:12 EST

From: LOTT_JOE@Tandem.COM

To: jbarron933@aol.com



I'm sorry to take so long in responding, but I didn't get all of your message as you can see below.

I'm open minded about the concept that the Lotts were Loyalists during the Revolution and I find the land petitions interesting. It is certainly possible that these John Lotts (father and son) are the same ones that I have been tracking. My research shows that the male Lotts were consistently buying and selling land as a means to gain wealth and their pattern of land speculation certainly fits with these grants.



The question is whether or not such grants would make them Tory Loyalists. I do believe that the family had divided loyalties. It is probable that the James and Jesse Lott who were hung in SC were also sons of John Lott. On the other hand, John Lott's other sons: Arthur, William, and John Jr were prominent citizens whose role in the Revolution would have been known (especially Arthur and William who later served in the GA legislature). Also, most of John Lott's daughters married soldiers of the Revolution. John Lott himself was later an officer in the GA militia after the Revolutionary War. I find it hard to square the notion that John Lott was a Loyalist based on these facts, even if he swore an oath as part of a land deal.



What would help settle the issue would be to identify which units the John Lotts were part of and any battles that they fought in. If the dates of the land grants are correct (especially the Jan 1778 ones), they would have sat out most of the war in AL or MS. If they were in the Revolutionary Army in NC/SC/GA during this same time, it is less likely that they were in Mobile getting land.



It would also help if we knew more about Emile (supposed widow of John Lott). I've never heard of her before, although I too believe that Elizabeth and Bethany are different women. Also, the Lott men followed a pattern of moving around with their neighbors and in-laws (like the Watts), so it would be useful to know who else was getting land around theirs.



Still, it is a lively controversy and one which may cause us to find out more about these ancestors so please keep me on the list as new information comes to light or opinions are voiced. Regards, JL

Subj: Re: Watts

Date: 11/15/97

To: lbarron@fas.harvard.edu



In a message dated 97-11-15 04:27:13 EST, you write:



<< Do you know anything about the WATTs in these wills? >>



Well, can't say that I do. Thomas Watts' wife was Elizabeth Lott, daughter of Absalom Lott. However, I can't find them any further back than about 1795 so they may have been in VA when the wills were made. He was supposed to have been born in SC about 1771. There seem to be quite a few WATTS lines, however.

Subj: Re: Lott tories

Date: 11/16/97

To: lbarron@fas.harvard.edu



CC: dan.lott@nrlssc.navy.mil,grg@iname.com,mil2rock,kerrygmo,bellmer@narrows.com,jmor

ris811,petibonel,SIS1971,strother21,sandra@trsl.state.la.us,aubreyv,lott_joe@tandem.com



In a message dated 97-11-16 22:22:04 EST, you write:



<< I really enjoyed that last LOTT circle by the guy questioning the Tory business. It was very thought provoking. Perhaps the LOTTs were profiteers trying to make money off of both sides of the war. But I just wanted to tell you that I had seen in the reverse DAR index the names of several LOTT women who married DAR men. It might be "profitable" to trace some of the female lines to see if they give us any more info that's useful. I have found lots of leads that way>>



Good point, daughter, I know one Lott girl married a Hatten. I'll have to check the index next time I'm at the library.

Subj: Making a Connection

Date: 97-11-16 13:52:25 EST

From: bellmer@narrows.com (Merle Bellmer)

To: JBarron933@AOL.COM ('J. Barron')



Hello to All, I have received the data that everyone working on this line has submitted through this group e-mail system. I print and save all of them for future reference-----hopefully. The problem is I have not been able to make a connection between my Lott line, who came from Fairfield (?) County SC to Carroll Co. MS . by 1850. Does anyone know if there is a connection between the Lotts that all of you are working on and these Lotts?? He is Aaron Lott, b. 1779, SC and Martha, b. 1779, SC. I do not know exactly their route to MS, but some of their children had children in Alabama, before reaching MS. Are there lines connected????? Thanks, Dot

Subj: Re: Making a Connection

Date: 11/16/97

To: bellmer@narrows.com



CC: lbarron@husc.harvard.edu,dan.lott@nrlssc.navy.mil,grg@iname.com,mil2rock,kerrygmo,j

morris811,petibonel,SIS1971,strother21,sandra@trsl.state.la.us,aubreyv,lott_joe@tandem.com,wj

arrell@phoenix.net



Dot, it's my opionion that all the southern Lotts are connected, but the connection is probably back in Virginia in the early 1700s. John Lott showed up in Edgecombe Co. in the 1730s the same time that his brothers-in-law, Solomon and Absalom Joyner, did. They were from Isle of Wight Co., VA. This line was so prolific, John was thought ho have 14 sons and/or grandsons, that it seemed to overwhelm the others that were in the area. For instance in addition to the 14, there was a Thomas, Archibald, Joshua, George, and another John in South Carolina during the Rev. War and probably others that I can't think of now.



In Virginia a Mary Lott was shown about 1685 with sons Edward, John, Arthur, etc. These guys surely had descendants, but I've never seen a reference to any of them. I'm sure this isn't much help, but I suppose you just have to persevere and dig deeper. John Barron

Subj: Carroll Co Lotts and Southern Lott Lines

Date: 97-11-18 00:37:15 EST

From: LOTT_JOE@Tandem.COM

To: jbarron933@aol.com



I agree that it would be helpful if we can find a connection between the Carroll Co MS Lotts who are descendants of Aaron Lott of SC and the southern MS Lotts (Marion Co) who are descended from John Lott of Edgecomb Co, NC. I have been unable to uncover any direct connection although I agree that one is likely. This is the only other major line of Southern Lotts that I have found.



Note: I've uncovered two other (smaller) Southern Lott lines: John Lott (Loth) from Europe who settled in TX in mid-1800s and a Lott line in Florida that is a branch of the Northern Lotts that came from Illinois around 1873. There is also a "northern" line that probably came from the VA Lotts via WV and then on to OH or KY and possibly on to MO.



One other interesting item. I have uncovered the following southern Lott father and daughter who pre-date both the SC Aaron Lott and the NC John Lott, but are likely to be related in some way:



0 Aaron Lott

b. Abt. 1676 in Chatham Co, NC d. 1730-1768

m. unknown in abt. 1727 in Isle of Wight Co, VA

1 Nancy Jane Lott

b. Abt. 1701 in Isle of Wight, VA d. 1741-1803

m. Nicholas Copeland in 1726

2 Joseph Copeland

2 William Copeland

2 Nicholas Copeland

b. Abt. 1732 d. 1764-1823

m. Dorothy ? 1745-1780

3 Aaron Copeland

b. Abt. 1762 in Chatham Co, NC

d. May 09, 1839 in Chesterfield Co, SC

m. Pollie Melton in 1784 in Chatham Co, NC

4 Lott Copeland

b. 1785 in Chatham Co, NC d. 1870 in Echols Co, GA

2 James Copeland

2 Josiah Copeland

2 Peter Copeland



Note: I can connect this family to the John Lott line through marriage. Lott Copeland had a son David Singleton Copeland who married Susannah Lightsey. Her brother was Stephen Lightsey who married Elizabeth Lott of Ware Co, GA. Elizabeth is a descendent of John Lott (lineage: Daniel, Joel, Mark, John Jr, John Sr)



I would love to hear of any facts or speculations that could help clear up how Aaron Lott lines and John Lott lines might be related. Also, has anyone found any other line of Lotts besides those I've mentioned above?



Finally, for those Lotts who are asked if Trent Lott is a relative: I think he is one of the Carroll Co Lotts since his family was originally from Grenada before he moved to Pascagoula. Regards, JL

Subj: SC LOTTS

Date: 97-11-18 03:42:31 EST

From: sandra@trsl.state.la.us

To: bellmer@narrows.com

CC: jbarron933@aol.com, lbarron@husc.harvard.edu, dan.lott@nrssc.navy.mil,

grg@iname.com, MIL2ROCK@aol.com, Kerrygmo@aol.com





Although this is not something I have authenticated nor does it, by my hasty viewing of it, prove any relationships between the geographically removed Lotts, I recently received from Gary Lott in Erwinville, LA who has quite a bit of information from the MS Lotts, some of his old 1980's Lott Newletters to copy and thought that pages 19, 20, and 21 might be of interest to you, Dot. Please give me your address and I will send you copies if you are interested. Sandra Casey

Subj: Lott research

Date: 97-11-18 22:47:16 EST

From: suej35@airmail.net (Suzanne Cain)

Reply-to: suej35@airmail.net

To: jbarron933@AOL.COM



Well guess who finally got on the net! Dug around in my very messy files and finally came up with letter and info on early Lotts. Anything new? Can't remember if I told you but finally found Absalom's burial. All info vitals, on Ab, Canzada, and children, are now part of Daughters of the Republic files(open) and the Texas Historical Society's First Family Project(also open). Let's hear from you all. Sue C.

Subj: Re: Lott research

Date: 11/18/97

To: suej35@airmail.net



CC: lbarron@husc.harvard.edu,dan.lott@nrlssc.navy.mil,grg@iname.com,mil2rock,kerrygmo,b

ellmer@narrows.com,jmorris811,petibonel,SIS1971,strother21,sandra@trsl.state.la.us,aubreyv,lot

t_joe@tandem.com



Sue, great news. I'm going to put you on our on-line Lott Circle. Will try to catch you up on what we've been up to. John

Subj: Re: Lott research

Date: 97-11-19 09:20:14 EST

From: lbarron@fas.harvard.edu (Lucy Barron)

To: JBarron933@aol.com



Daddy, What's she talking about? Do we have Absolom's burial? Lucy

Subj: Fairfield County, SC Lotts

Date: 97-11-18 00:59:35 ESTSubj: Re: Lott research - Ab, Canzada, etc.

Date: 97-11-19 15:28:27 EST

From: LOTT_JOE@Tandem.COM

To: jbarron933@AOL.COM



John, I'd like to exchange information with Sue. How can I get in touch with her? I wasn't sure which email address was hers. Regards, JL

Subj: Lott

Date: 97-11-19 15:18:19 EST

From: wjarrell@phoenix.net

To: JBarron933@aol.com



jb>I have sent you a copy of a message sent to my group of Lott

jb>researchers. We try to help each other with such problems. Would

jb>you like to continue to receive them?



I'm not a LOTT researcher but I have a near cousin who is. Please continue sending them and I'll contribute data as appropriate. Thanks.

Subj: Re: Lott research - Ab, Canzada, etc.

Date: 11/19/97

To: LOTT_JOE@Tandem.COM



In a message dated 97-11-19 15:28:27 EST, you write:



<< I'd like to exchange information with Sue. How can I get in touch with her? I wasn't sure

which email address was hers.>>



Sorry, Joe, I noticed that was a problem right after sending that message. She is Suzanne Cain at the following e-mail address: suej35@airmail.net



Looks like this thing is starting to work like I envisioned. If we can get a few more people on board who are interested in the Lotts as a family instead of just their particular line we can make some real progress. I'd put everyone's name with the e-mail address, but AOL has a limit that I hit once when I tried to do this. Copy the rest of us when you get a response from Sue if you can. John

Subj: Lott Circle

Date: 11/19/97

To: sandra@trsl.state.la.us



CC: lbarron@husc.harvard.edu,dan.lott@nrlssc.navy.mil,grg@iname.com,mil2rock,kerrygmo,b

ellmer@narrows.com,jmorris811,petibonel,SIS1971,strother21,aubreyv,lott_joe@tandem.com,su

ej35@airmail.net



In a message dated 97-11-18 04:27:32 EST, you write:



<< I recently received from Gary Lott, in Erwinville, LA who has quite a bit of information from the MS Lotts, some of his old 1980's "Lott Newletters" to copy >>



Sandra do you know if Gary Lott has an e-mail address? Sounds like a new victim for our circle.



As to the circle, Sandra was referring to the "Lott Family Newsletter" published by Carroll Ainsworth McElligott from 1983-1985. I haven't heard from her since then when she lived in Harleyville, SC. Does anyone have an address for her. She was a very good editor who knew about the rules of evidence and was not shy about chidding subscribers when they omitted sources, etc. I have all of her newsletters and would be happy to look anything up.



I also have all of the currently ongoing newsletter "Lott Lineages" by Sally Seaman Williams and will do the same with them.

Subj: Re: Lott Circle

Date: 97-11-19 23:35:03 EST

From: JMorris811

To: JBarron933



Do you know the address of the Lott Lineages newsletter where I can write and subscribe and also the cost? Janice

Subj: Re: Lott Circle - Backcopies of Lott Lineages and Lott Newsletters

Date: 97-11-20 01:31:09 EST

From: LOTT_JOE@Tandem.COM

To: jbarron933@AOL.COM



John, Do you know if the backcopies of these are available in libraries or through genealogical associations? Or is there a way to obtain them from some other source?



Has anyone considered scanning them so the images could be made available electronically? Are there copyright problems with doing that? If there are copyrights, would the owners give permission? How many pages of print would you say there are in total? e.g., more than 100? more than 400 (ream size)?



I'd consider doing so as part of my contribution to the circle if the amount of work to digitize them could be done in a weekend or two. The scanning goes quickly, but checking the output takes a bit of time. Also, I'm not volunteering to do character recognition on the text in order to convert from image files to text files or gedcom files, although that could be done over time on a case by case basis once the images were in digital format. That will probably be very time consuming. The key is to get them into a format that can be shared electronically. Regards, JL

Subj: Re: Lott research

Date: 11/19/97

To: lbarron@fas.harvard.edu



In a message dated 97-11-19 09:20:14 EST, you write:



<< What's she talking about? Do we have Absolom's burial? >>



No, we never did find out when he died or where he was buried. I had only found him on the 1880 census. Apparently she has found out. He is the Absalom from Smith Co. and she is a direct descendant. I now think he was the son of Luke Lott who stayed in Marion Co., MS.

Subj: Home e-mail address

Date: 97-11-20 08:13:08 EST

From: Dan.Lott@nrlssc.navy.mil (Dan Lott)

To: JBarron933@AOL.COM



John, I haven't been around much and am about to leave for three weeks to ride a ship (oceanographic trial). When I return, I will go on leave (14 Dec to 4 Jan). During that time, I hope to do some serious research in local courthouses. I have been able to spend some time at the Marion, Lamar, and Covington Co, MS courthouses.



I just wanted to let you know that I now have e-mail at home. The address is: dflott@datastar.net. It might be best to use this address in the future, particularly when I am on leave. Otherwise, it might take weeks for me to get messages.



I have a few things to post to the circle when I can get some time to type it in. Dan

Subj: Re: Lott Circle - Backcopies of Lott Lineages and Lott Newsletters

Date: 11/20/97

To: LOTT_JOE@Tandem.COM



CC: lbarron@husc.harvard.edu,dflott@datastar.net,grg@iname.com,mil2rock,kerrygmo,bellme

r@narrows.com,jmorris811,petibonel,SIS1971,strother21,sandra@trsl.state.la.us,aubreyv,suej35

@airmail.net



Joe, I have heard that at least some of the older newsletter series are available in libraries, but not sure where. [Lloyd didn't you tell me you had found some in the Lufkin, TX, library or somewhere?] I can't find a copyright notice on any of the older series by Carroll, but out of respect for her, I would be very hesitant to scan them without her permission. A current address for her would be vital in this regard. There are about 2 inches of front and back pages to scan and OCR if we could do so. That seems like a lot to me, but I'm new at doing it.



As to the current "Lott Lineages", back issues are available from the editor for $5.50 an issue as follows:



Sally Seaman Williams

P.O. Box 1035

No. Highlands, CA 95660-1035



Wish we could get her on this on-line circle. I would also like to set up a web site for the circle, but my old brain is too full of old computer languages to try to learn a new one for now.



Thanks for you efforts, John

Subj: new member?

Date: 97-11-20 09:44:52 EST

From: sandra@trsl.state.la.us

To: jbarron933@AOL.COM



I'm sure that Gary Lott probably has an e-mail address, since he updates and also repairs computers. but I'll check with him. Gary also had grown dubious about the conflicts in the Lott Newletters. But, sometimes they help-provided the evidence and sources can be authenticated. Sandra

Subj: Lott Research

Date: 97-11-20 10:48:21 EST

From: suej35@airmail.net (Suzanne Cain)

Reply-to: suej35@airmail.net

To: LOTT_JOE@Tandem.COM

CC: JBarron933@AOL.COM



Hi Joe, Be glad to share. Be advised my documentation is almost all TX. I generally work my lines from present back. Also, this is littl'ol 'lady trying to figure out new equipment and tech vocabulary. My research is all hard copy and NOT in my system as yet. HELP! You may not be prepared to play tudor. Can't really work this stuff till after Holidays. Got to play Granma. Thanks for the reply. Sue C.

Subj: Re: Lott Circle - Backcopies of Lott Lineages and Lott Newsletters

Date: 97-11-21 01:39:51 EST

From: lbarron@fas.harvard.edu (Lucy Barron)

To: JBarron933@AOL.COM



Daddy, Larry said HTML isn't really a programming language and its REAL easy to learn. Of course, I know nothing about it.



Why don't you look the woman up on the switchboard (www.switchboard.com) as you don't have to specify a place of residence. Do you have her name? Its just like an electronic phonebook for the whole country.



I saw a LOTT message you had posted in MS. You stated Arthur LOTT m. Sarah CAPPS. This was interesting as I had her in as WATKINS? Do you know anything on her. Also, I have nil on a Luke LOTT, possible father of Absolom. Could you re-email me your LOTT genealogy descendants chart (you only sent me first page) as Works attachment. I'd like to see what you have on all the LOTTs in your database now.



I guess you'll be getting in touch with that woman about Absolom's burial site. Let me know, can't wait as we might be able to find some sort of probate record for him.



What makes you believe that the John m. Emile isn't a 2nd marriage rather than a different John? Emile is a French name and Florida would be a very likely place to pick up a French wife in those days as there would be many French and Spanish there wouldn't there?



Just some thoughts of the day. Lucy

Subj: newsletters,etc.

Date: 97-11-21 09:52:02 EST

From: sandra@trsl.state.la.us

To: jbarron933@AOL.COM, LOTT_JOE@tandem.com, lbarron@husc.harvard.edu,

dflott@datastar.net

CC: grg@iname.com, MIL2ROCK@AOL.COM, Kerrygmo@AOL.COM,

bellmer@narrows.com, JMorris811@AOL.COM, PetiboneL@AOL.COM, SIS1971@AOL.COM



Y'all please add Gary Lott to our circle--his e-mail address is garylott@juno.com.



He's been doing research for much longer than I have and I got my copies of Lott Newsletters from him (really copies)! But, he also says that the entries in them for the most part are not documented. They may give us hints and directions, but not facts.

Subj: some Lott info

Date: 97-11-22 02:18:44 EST

From: dflott@datastar.net (Dan Lott)

Reply-to: @datastar.net

To: jbarron933@AOL.COM

CC: lott_joe@tandem.com



Here is some data for thought



2/16/1778 John Lott issued a British Patent. Claim by William Vardeman to this land was rejected



7/25 1802 William Vardeman paid $450 to Silvanus Walker of Green Co, Ga for 300 ac originally surveyed for John Lott Jr. on the Tombigbee River.Bounded on N by the river, W by Jesse Wall, and E by Arthur Moore



4 Feb 1807 John Lott gives slaves to his children

Elizabeth receives Rachael, 8 years old

Arthur receives Lewis, 6 years old

John receives William, 7 years old

Robert receives Simpson, 5 years old

Jesse receives Willson, 5 years old

Fanny receives Dorcas, 8 years old

Sarah receives Velet, 9 years old

John's brothers Jesse and Robert are to hold property in trust. Witnesses are John Ford and John Williams



Jul 1807 List of Freeholders suitable for jury selection in Washington Co,MS territory show Robert Lott, John Lott, and Luke Lott



Sep 1807 John Lott listed as delinquent juror for court at Ft. Stoddard in this same court also: John Lott (he showed up?) serves as juror in

Edwin Lewis vs John Baker

David Criswell vs John Randon

Henry Kirkham vs William Shaw

Thomas Basset vs John Armstrong

also: John Lott and John Pickering were witnesses for the defendants in the suit of William and Elizabeth Rogers vs William Shaw and wife,Honor. John Lott traveled 120 miles also: Jeremiah Conway vs John Lott. Defendant pays one cent plus court costs.



1/4/1808 Jury list for Washington Co, MS territory shows John Lott and Robert Lott



12/8/1808 Elizabeth Lott sells to her brother Luke Lott her share of slave Mingo and other property NOTE: date wrong here? See immediately below.



12/14/1808 Will of John Lott, Sr.: To Luke Lott and Elizabeth Lott, the Negro Mingo. Robert Lott and John Lott Jr. will serve as guardian of daughter Elizabeth. Jesse Lott to receive $1.00. Executor to be John Lott



1810 Census of Washington Co, Ms Territory shows Joshua Lott in a household containing 3 males >21, 8 males <21, 2 females >21, 3 females<21, and no slaves



1810 Solomon Lott has no claim but is living on the land along the PearlRiver



Jul 1810 Jury court (where?) shows Ms Territory vs C.W. Murrell. Moses Stedham and John Lott show with their securities. Note: what does this mean????? John Lott, witness for territory traveled 208 miles Moses Stedham traveled 152 miles.



Oct 1810 Freeholders available for Jury Duty lists Luke Lott



Oct 1810 Court at Wakefield shows MS Territory vs Charles W. Murrell. Negro stealing. Both Moses Stedham and John Lott empanelled as Jurors Note: See Jul 1810. If they were witnesses for territory, how could they be empanelled as jurors?????



Oct 1810-1813 Amos Lott receives a Spanish claim on the Bola Chitta River (Boguechitto River)



May 1811-1813 Stephen Lott receives a Spanish claim on the Reedy Creek



1811 John Lott has no claim but is living on the land along Reedy Creek



9/17/1811 William Lott of the Pearl River shows in register of land certificates, Ft. St.Stephens, land in Township 3 Range 18 W



12/9/1811 Green Co. Court to be held at the house of Jesse Lott concerningan act to divide Wayne, Franklin, and Amite Co and to establish boundaries of reen, Wayne, and Marion Co.



Dec 1811 James Huckaby vs Robert Lott. Motion for judgement by default. James Huckaby vs Robert Lott. Jury empannelled. Found for defendant These cases held at the court at Wakefield near Tombigbee River



1812 Jacob Lott has no claim but is living on the land along Reedy Creek



1813 Absolem Lott has no claim but is living on the land along the Pascagoula River



12/22/1814 William Lott chosen as one from Marion Co to divide Marion Co and establish Lawrence Co.



7/24/1815 William Lott of the Pearl River shows in register of land certificates, Ft. St.Stephens, land in Township 3 Range 18 W



12/23/1815 William Lott is chosen one of commissioners to improve navigation on the Pearl River



9/20/1817 John Lott of Marion County files application for extension of credit to buy land (Township 3, Range 18W). Assignee: William Lott



2/22/1819 Arthur Lott files application for extension of credit to buy land (Township 3, Range 18W).



12/6/1819 Luke Lott County files application for extension of credit to buy land (Township 4 Range 17W).



5/21/1835 James N. Lott of Clark Co County shows in register of land certificates, Ft. St. Stephens, land in Township 6 Range 2 W



8/13/1821 John Lott of Marion Co shows in register of land certificates, Ft. St. Stephens, land in Township 3 Range 18 W



3/6/1823 Jesse Lott of Mobile Co shows in register of land certificates, Ft. St. Stephens, land in Township 2 Range 4 W



2/10/60 Sarah Lott, as a minor of James Logan, shows in register of land certificates, Ft. Stephens, land in Township 4 Range 1 W



Dan

Subj: Re: Lott Circle

Date: 97-11-22 21:54:35 EST

From: lbarron@fas.harvard.edu (Lucy Barron)

To: JBarron933@AOL.COM



At 08:58 PM 11/22/97 -0500, you wrote:

>In a message dated 97-11-21 01:39:51 EST, you write:



<< I saw a LOTT message you had posted in MS. You stated Arthur LOTT m. Sarah CAPPS. This was interesting as I had her in as WATKINS? It was Clapp not Capps. I think Dan disputes this as a typo, however, [right Dan?}



I'm confused (again). What does he believe the real name is? And where did you find this "typo" information? Love, Lucy

Subj: Re: Lott Circle

Date: 11/22/97

To: lbarron@fas.harvard.edu



CC: dflott@datastar.net,grg@iname.com,mil2rock,kerrygmo,bellmer@narrows.com,jmorris81

1,petibonel,SIS1971,strother21,sandra@trsl.state.la.us,aubreyv,lott_joe@tandem.com,suej35@air

mail.net



In a message dated 97-11-21 01:39:51 EST, you write:



<< I saw a LOTT message you had posted in MS. You stated Arthur LOTT m. Sarah CAPPS. This was interesting as I had her in as WATKINS?>>



It was Clapp not Capps. I think Dan disputes this as a typo, however, [right Dan?} According to Lott researcher Sue Miklas, Carroll Watts admitted that he had merely QUESSED years ago in the '50s that her name was Watkins and the next thing you knew it was one of those "facts" that we can't get rid off.





>> What makes you believe that the John m. Emile isn't a 2nd marriage rather than a different John? Emile is a French name and Florida would be a very likely place to pick up a French wife in those days as there would be many French and Spanish there wouldn't there? >>



It does seem a likely scenario that she would be a 2nd wife married there in FL terr. I think that this is the first John (b ca1700) since he died there and the John (b 1742) and his father were known to be alive in 1795. That would make it seem logical that the John that died in FL be the first one who had come to Edgecombe Co. from Bertie and VA before.

Subj: Lott Circle

Date: 11/22/97

To: garylott@juno.com



Gary, Sandra Casey asked me to add you to our Lott Circle on-line group. I have added you, but let me know if you wish me to remove your name. I would like to get your feed back and ideas. The following is the latest message to my daughter and copied to the "circle."

Subj: Re: some Lott info

Date: 11/22/97

To: dflott@datastar.net



CC: lbarron@husc.harvard.edu,dflott@datastar.net,grg@iname.com,mil2rock,kerrygmo,bellme

r@narrows.com,jmorris811,petibonel,SIS1971,strother21,sandra@trsl.state.la.us,aubreyv,lott_joe

@tandem.com,suej35@airmail.net



Dan, great data. Are these events in your time line file that you sent me awhile back? Don't remember any jury duty data. Don't you think that this shows for sure there were two sets of siblings named John, Robert, Luke, Arthur, and Jesse in MS about 1807? No wonder this stuff is so hard to fit together. I think the younger set are the ones who went to FL in the 1820s and Texas in the 1830s. Luke stayed in FL.



By the way Arthur Moore and wife Mary {Lott?????] also left GA in 1776 and went to West FL and got land adj to John Lott on the Tombigbee.

Subj: Lott Circle

Date: 97-11-24 11:06:46 EST

From: sandra@trsl.state.la.us

To: jbarron933@aol.com



1)Did you ever get Gary Lott onto the Lott Circle? Or would I not see his address show up till he e-mailed you?

2) Also, I know of another person who might be interested in the circle though he is a descendant of those from the Wiregrass Bunch in, I think, Coffee County, GA. He's John Griffin in Zillah, WA and I would think he'd like to know as much of the Early American war histories as possible. I'll check with him if you agree.

3)Is there a way to copy all our names and paste them real fast? I'm apparently ignorant of it and I'm usually working on a break at work!! Sandra

Subj: Re: Lott Circle

Date: 11/24/97

To: sandra@trsl.state.la.us



Hi Sandra. Yes I put Gary in the list, but haven't heard back from him. Check with the other fellow and we'll put him in too. This is really starting to break loose. About copying the list, it depends on which browser you use. I think you can make a mailing list and copy and paste the names to your list. I use AOL and it's so different that I don't know how to do things with other internet software. John

Subj:

Date: 97-11-24 15:27:00 EST

From: garylott@juno.com

To: LOTT_JOE@Tandem.COM, JBarron933@AOL.com



THE LOTT FAMILY. NEWSLETTER WAS PUBLISHED BY CARROLL AINSWORTH McELLIGOTT, 1983 IN EL PASO TX IN VOL 1 NO. 1 PG 6 ITEM # 8 INFO SUBMITTED STATED THAT ARTHUR LOTT WAS A SOLDIER IN THE REV. WAR. HE MARRIED SARAH _______. IN 1795-1798 HE WAS TAX COLLECTOR OF MONTGOMERY CO. GA. AND FOR ABOUT TEN YEARS HE SERVED THERE AS CLERK OF COURT. HE REPRESENTED THE CO. IN THE GA. ASSEMBLY. OF 1802/03/04/05 AND 1807. HE REPRESENTED TATTNALL CO. IN THE GA. ASSEMBLY IN 1808/09. ON FEB. 11 HE WAS COMMISSIONER OF THE MONTGOMERY CO. ACADEMY. BEFORE 1815, HE MOVED TO PEARL RIVER, MISSISSIPPI.



ON JUNE 3, 1812, THE GEORGIA JOURNAL REPORTED THAT ITS EDITOR HAD BEEN INFORMED BY INDIAN AGENT BENJAMIN HAWKINS THAT WILLIAM LOTT HAD BEEN KILLED ON MAY 23 BY A PARTY OF CREEK INDIANS WHILE TRAVELING WITH SEVERAL OTHER PERSONS ON THE POST ROAD "EIGHT MILES THIS SIDE OF MR. CORNELL'S." CORNELL HAD TRACKED THE FOUR MURDERERS AND HAD IDENTIFIED THEM IN ANOTHER PARAGRAPH IT STATES: ON JULY 1 1812, THE GEORGIA JOURNAL PUBLISHED THE TEXT OF COLONEL BENJAMIN HAWKINS' ADDRESS TO THE INDIAN CHIEFS, IN WHICH HE ENUMERATED THE MURDERS OF VARIOUS FRIENDLY WHITES AND ASKED THAT THE CRIMINALS BE PUNISHED. ONE VICTIM WAS NAMED ARTHUR LOTT, "AN HONEST, OLD MAN LATELY OF THE LEGISLATURE, TRAVELING AMONG HIS FRIENDS AS HE THOUGHT, KILLED BY MEN OF YOUR TRIBE WITHOUT PROVOCATION".



THE REPLY OF THE CHIEFS WAS ALSO PUBLISHED, AND THEY SAID THAT THEY HAD SENT THREE PARTIES IN PURSUIT OF THE MURDERERS OF THOMAS MEREDITH AND OF ARTHUR LOTT WHO HAD BEEN KILLED ON THE POST ROAD.



SEE I YOU CAN OBTAIN A COPY OF THE AMERICAN OLD WEST, WOODWARD' REMINISCENCES, A PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF THE CREEK NATION IN GEORGIA AND ALABAMA (REPRINT: BIRMINGHAM BANNER PRESS, 1984) pg.32-45 p 62



MORE LATER GARY LOTT

Subj:

Date: 97-11-28 17:48:35 EST

From: garylott@juno.com

To: LOTT_JOE@Tandem.COM, JBarron933@AOL.COM



LUKE LOTT b.1769,GA. m. CYNTHIA HERRING b.1790, GA.



10 CHILDREN:

1-JOSHUA LOTT 23 JUL 1802 GA.

2-JESSE "BULLY" LOTT 13 JUL 1805 MS.

3-MARY "POLLY" LOTT 11 JUL 1808

4-ABSOLEM LOTT 03 OCT 1810

5-SUSANNAH LOTT 16 JUL 1813

6-JACKSON LOTT 25 DEC 1815

7-SYNTHIA LOTT 11 MAR 1819

8-JOHN LOTT

9-ELIJAH LOTT

10-SAMUEL L. LOTT 01 APR 1829



JOSHUA LOTT b.23 JUL 1802, MONTGOMERY, GEORGIA m. FIRST COUSIN CATHERINE (KATIE) LOTT b. 1804 , ,GEORGIA



2 CHILDREN:

1-NATHAN LOTT b.26 NOV 1825 , MARION, MS. m ELIZA POWELL b 1828

10 CHILDREN

2-RHODA LOTT b. 1829 m THOMAS RAYBURN b. 1823

1 CHILD JOHN RAYBURN b. 1850 ,COVINGTON, MS.





JESSE "BULLY" LOTT b. 13 JUL. 1805 , , MS. m. "ELLEN" ELEANOR HOLDEN b.22,JUN. 1811

11 CHILDREN



IF YOU HAVE INFO ON OTHER CHILDREN OF LUKE AND CYNTHIA PLEASE SHARE WITH ME . THANKS a LOTT



(504) 627-6507

C. GARY LOTT

12311 PATRICIA STREET

PORT ALLEN, LA.70767-5525

Subj: Re: Indians and Lotts

Date: 12/01/97

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In a message dated 97-12-02 01:01:50 EST, you write:



<< I'd like to pick up the question about what is the background of the supposed full-blooded Cherokee wife of Arthur Lott, named Deshultz, and pose a deeper one of what was the relationship between the Lott men who immigrated from GA and the Indians. Several researchers have suggested possible connections that have not been documented. These tantalizing references suggest some type of involvement between the sons of John Lott (Sr and Jr) and the Indians.

First, I'd like to add my comments about the wife of Arthur Lott. I don't have an answer to how a Cherokee would have the French or German name of Deshultz, but would offer 3 possibilities:

1. I have also seen other researchers refer to her as OShultz, so there is some debate about what the name really is.

2. The spelling of Deshultz may be totally arbitrary and only appears to be of European origin because of who did the spelling.

3. She may have been only part Indian and the intervening years have turned her into a "full blooded" Cherokee which is a common occurrence among families where the knowledge comes mostly from oral tradition that is somewhat embellished or when there are researchers who would like to have native forebears in their ancestry.

Here are some other tantalizing questions that I would like to know more about myself:

a. This Arthur Lott (son of John Lott Jr) mentioned above was also reportedly part Indian. This would imply that his mother, Sallie, was part Indian. Sallie's last name has never been full discovered. I lean to the theory that her last name was Lightfoot. It has been suggested that 3 Lightfoot sisters married Lott men. The only one I have found is Martha Dorcy Lott who married Absolom Lott, another son of John Lott, Sr. Could these Lightfoots have been partially Indian?

b. Arthur Lott (son of John Lott Sr and the uncle of the one who married Deshultz/Oshultz) was killed by Indians near Columbus, GA while en route to MS. What ever happened to the those who did the deed and has anyone ever seen a motive?

c. The killing of Arthur Lott by the Indians supposedly prompted many of the Lott men to fight in the War of 1812 in order to get revenge on the Indians. Has anyone seen the record of their service? Was it more than patriotic duty to defend their homes?

If this has all been researched and written up somewhere, I'd appreciate the reference.

Regards, JL

>>



Joe, thanks for your message. I'd like to answer by quoting part of a recent letter that I wrote concerning the subject as follows:



********************************

The Lott family is an entirely different story, however. For the past year I have worked on little else but them and I would love to see what you have collected from your sources. I will send you what I have for them at a later date, but essentially no factual information was passed down in the generations. This is strange because they were a highly successful family. John Lott "gentleman" who came to North Carolina from Virginia was born before 1700 and was, perhaps, the immigrant. His grandsons were members of the Georgia Assembly (legislature) and one of them was our apparent ancestor Arthur Lott (killed by the Indians in 1812). Most of John's sons and grandsons were large landowners and slave holders.



In spite of the above, legends of Indian ancestry abound in the family including yours about "Chief Lott." I hadn't heard of him before! They are too widespread to be groundless, but common sense will alert any Southerner who knows firsthand the history of racial relations to be highly skeptical. For instance in colonial Virginia, it was a crime punishable by indentured servitude for a white woman to have a baby of mixed Indian or black blood. Writers from the period always refer to persons of mixed Indian blood in the most contemptible of terms and of the Indians even worse. I don't think that a rich and prominent man, such as Arthur Lott, could have openly taken up with an Indian woman and still retained his place in the community and no preacher would have let them in the church much less married them.



I have, of course, changed my opinion about all of this since my 1984 chart depicting the Cherokee woman, Deshultz, as the "wife" of Arthur Lott. So [getting down from his soap box] what are we to make of these Indian legends? I think they stem from two sources: 1) a family scandal and 2) free land in the Oklahoma Territory about 1900 to descendants of Indian blood.



The scandal probably had to do with the Arthur Lott [there seemed to be a million of them] who lived in Melba, MS, in the early to mid 1800's. I believe him to be a man who, as we would say today, went off the deep end and began "living in sin" with an Indian woman. See the attachment on him sent to me by Sue Miklas who is a very good Lott researcher. Since in most cases the Lotts were dark complected with black hair (see photo of E.E. Lott), people suspected they had Indian blood anyway. The "kicker", however, was the prevalence of blue eyes; no Indian ever had blue eyes. Do you have pictures of Beulah Jane McClung? As you can see, Sarah Eugenia McClung had the characteristic dark hair and "Indian" features. I don't know about her eye color, however.



To complete my premise, were two instances of testimony intended to be presented to the Dowe's Commission which was in charge of distributing public land in the Oklahoma Territory. Sarah Ann Clapp, widow of Arthur Lott killed by the Indians, was purported to be 1/2 Indian in an affidavit by a Mr. Johnson in Marion Co., MS, about 1900. He was an old man and friend of the family and I feel it was merely the self-serving act of trying to help get them free land from the government. The claim was rejected.



Closer to home was the claim of Elbert Watts starting about 1890. He was the brother of Elizabeth Watts who was the wife of Arthur Lott of Smith Co., TX. The two attached copies of documents from Mason Co., TX, show the nebulous, self-serving nature of his claim to Indian ancestry. I don't mean to imply that he was dishonest because he seemed to be a respected man, I'm sure he truly believed this tale. He may have simply been down on his luck as after 1900 he was indigent as witnessed by his obtaining a Civil War pension from the state of Texas.



Elbert Watts was clearly responsible for the infamous document known as the "Affidavit of John A. Lott" (see attached copy) which as been quoted and requoted by Lott researchers for many years. I think he sent it to his cousin, John A. Lott, in hopes that he would offer support to his claim of Indian ancestry. This John was a grandson of Arthur and was the county treasurer of Smith Co. at the turn of the century. Being a lawyer (or at least associated with them), he apparently knew better than to sign this hearsay document. Everything purported in the document would have had to occur before he was born. It lies currently in the probate packet of Elbert Watts in Smith Co. still unsigned, unwitnessed, and undated.



To sum it up, I feel that the "Indian Connection" is a romantic myth not supported by facts. All of the source documents that I have seen which claim to support it are not contemporary with the events making them legal hearsay. That doesn't mean, however, that evidence does not exist and I challenge you to keep looking and see if you can find that elusive red skin from our past.

*********************************************



If this doesn't get some feedback nothing will, right? John

Subj: New Lott Circle Member

Date: 12/01/97



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Please welcome John Griffin to our research group



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Subj: Re: New Lott Circle Member

Date: 12/01/97

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In a message dated 97-12-03 03:34:47 EST, you write:



<< My line is as follows:

John LOTT (About 1685 - )

John LOTT Sr. (About 1720 - About 1810) & Elizabeth "Bethany" JOYNER (About 1722 - Nov 1795)

John LOTT Jr. (1742 - 1 Jul 1814) & Sarah "Sallie" ? (1748 - 1 Aug 1818)

Mark LOTT (22 Jan 1769 - 1 Nov 1813) & Delilah JONES (May 1771 - 1848)

Daniel LOTT Sr.* (25 Jul 1791 - 19 Jun 1872) & Lucinda "Lucy" PETERSON (1798 - 17 Mar 1848)

Daniel LOTT Jr. (1 Dec 1827 - 19 Oct 1913) & Nancy WILCOX (6 Mar 1836 - 28 Nov 1919)

Mary Jane LOTT (12 Mar 1854 - 26 Sep 1923) & Elias HINSON (6 Dec 1849 - 14 Mar 1916)

Arlow H. HINSON (19 Jul 1886 - 7 May 1928) & John Wesley GRIFFIN (13 Nov 1882 - 26 Nov 1956)

The last two being my grandparents. John Griffin



Thanks, John. We've been discussing the first two generations in your (all of our) Lott line over the past few months. The 1st John died in the Tory stronghold of West FL in 1778 with wife Emile. The 2nd John had no wife in GA in 1764 making the Bethany of 1795 a second wife. I am trying to develop a time line using only events with real, documentable evidence and no legendary info to establish a fresh look at the line. Would appreciate your input. John Barron

Subj: Re: New Lott Circle Member

Date: 97-12-03 20:32:18 EST

From: LOTT_JOE@Tandem.COM

To: jbarron933@AOL.COM



John, eow, I didn't realize that the John who married Emile is supposed to be the father of John Lott (Sr) who married Elizabeth Joyner.



What more can you tell me about him. I only have his name, so dates and locations of birth-marriage-death would be most useful. Also any other information either documented or speculation would be appreciated. Regards, JL

Subj: Re: New Lott Circle Member

Date: 97-12-03 21:25:21 EST

From: STROTHER21

To: JBarron933



Here are a few tidbits on Arkansas Lotts. I got this info from www.ancestry.com after ordering a one year subscription through the Master Genealogist program. IT'S A GREAT BARGAIN FOR 4.95/month!!! TRY IT OUT.



FORT SMITH CRIMINAL CASES 1866--1900



James 1892 drinking

Gano 1888 larceny

Harvey 1892 drinking

John 1877 drinking

Soloman 1888 drinking

Sylvester 1892 drinking



I personally don't recognize any of the names----does anyone out there?(I have yet to follow this info up and will update you later). If you are personally researching the Lott family of AR please send me a direct message. Because AOL has a bug I can't access all of the Ancestry files (which include land records, Dawes, soldiers, census records, and much much more) but will soon have my new MS INTERNET EXPLORER account. Lloyd L. Lott

Subj: Lott Questions

Date: 97-12-03 22:57:11 EST

From: jgriffin@destiny.esd105.wednet.edu (John Griffin)

To: JBarron933@AOL.COM



John, Thanks for your email today. I have sent you some notes that I have made in another email.

You mentioned the first John died in 1779 in West FL with wife Emile. When you see my notes, you will see that I do not have that data, could you send what you have on him and the sources? Thanks,



Also if you see what I have sent and can help me improve it, please let me know. I went back to GA in 1995 for a week's worth of genealogy research on many surnames and copied as much as I could on that trip. Hopefully I am on the right track. John Griffin

Subj: Some of my Lott Notes

Date: 97-12-03 23:51:31 EST

From: jgriffin@destiny.esd105.wednet.edu (John Griffin)

To: JBarron933@aol.com



Hello John Barron, Below are some of the earlier generation notes I have made:



First Generation



1. John LOTT. Born About 1685. Died in NC. Patented land on Lott's Branch Inn 1740. Lott's Mill is the oldest known mill site in Wilson Co, NC and was established in 1744 and operated by him until 1749. Also later owned land in Edgecombe Co and Duplin Co NC.



Children:



2i.John LOTT Sr.



Second Generation



2. John LOTT Sr. Born About 1720 in Edgecombe Co, NC. Died About 1810 in MS. Military Revolutionary War, Ga/SC Militia. About 1762 the family moved to St. Geroge Parish, Ga, which became Burke Co, Ga. in 1777. In Effingham Co Ga. granted 100 acres 6 Sep 1784, 150 acres 14 Mar 1791, 100 acres 6 Dec 1791, 200 acres 12 Feb 1793.



Military: When Burke Co, Ga. was overrun by Tories during the Revolutionary War, The Lotts went to SC and furnishing supplies and rendering military service in the militia. After the Revolutionary War returned to Ga.



He married Elizabeth "Bethany" JOYNER, daughter of John JOYNER & Elizabeth BROWN, About 1740 in Edgecombe Co, NC. Born About 1722 in VA. Died Nov 1795. Buried Nov 1795. They had the following children:



3i.John LOTT Jr.

4ii.Arthur LOTT

5iii.Mark LOTT

6iv.William LOTT

7v.Nathan LOTT

8vi.Absalom LOTT

9vii.Daniel LOTT

10viii.Mary "Polly" LOTT

11ix.Solomon LOTT

12x.Jesse LOTT





Third Generation



3. John LOTT Jr. Born 1742 in Duplin Co, NC. Died 1 Jul 1814 in Tattnall Co, Ga. Buried Jul 1814 in Tattnall Co, Ga. Occupation Tax Collector. Military Revolutionary War Soldier.



Lived on the Toisnot Swamp in what is now Wilson Co, NC. By 1790 they were living in Barnwell Co, SC. 14 May 1791 was granted land in Effingham Co, Ga. 1797-98 listed as taxpayer in Montgomery Co, Ga. 0n 13 Jan 1795 deeded 950 acres of land, 150 catle, mare, household goods to his father in Screven Co Ga. On 10 May 1805 deeded to his father in Tattnall Co, Ga. 350 acres of seamy lands, 550 acres of pine woods, all hogs and cows owned jointly, all household goods and 9 slaves.



Military: Was a Revolutionary War Soldier from NC. DAR #463830



He married Sarah "Sallie" ?, Before 1769. Born 1748 in Duplin Co, NC. Died 1 Aug 1818 in Telfair Co, Ga. Buried Aug 1818 in Telfair Co, Ga. Occupation Homemaker. They had the following children:



13i.Mark LOTT

14ii.Mary "Polly" LOTT

15iii.Arthur LOTT



4. Arthur LOTT. Born About 1750 in Edgcombe Co, NC. Military Revolutionary War Soldier. He married Sarah ?.



5. Mark LOTT. Born About 1760 in Edgcombe Co, NC.



6. William LOTT. Born About 1769 in Edgcombe Co, NC. Died in MS. Buried in MS. Military Revolutionary War Soldier, Gen. Sumter SC Militia.



Military: Served in the Revolutionary War under General Sumter and was living at the time in Barnwell Co, SC. 12 Mar 1798 was an Ensign in the Militia of Montgomery Co, Ga.



7. Nathan LOTT. Born in Edgcombe Co, NC.



8. Absalom LOTT. Born in Edgcombe Co, NC. Died in MS.



9. Daniel LOTT. Born 25 Jun 1791 in Effingham Co, Ga. Died 19 Jun 1872.



10. Mary "Polly" LOTT.



11. Solomon LOTT.



12. Jesse LOTT.





Fourth Generation





13. Mark LOTT. Born 22 Jan 1769 in St. George Parish, Ga. Died 1 Nov 1813 in Telfair Co, Ga. Buried Nov 1813 in Lone Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Coffee Co, Ga.



Mark Lott grew up in Effingham Co. GA and in Barnwell Dist. SC Family lived in Effingham Co, Ga. in 1790, which later had become part of Bullock Co by 1802. By 1812 that area became part of Emanuel Co. He had property in 1806 in Montgomery Co and later moved to Telfair Co Ga. Record is found where mark Lott granted 100 acres in Effingham 6 Dec 1790, this land was sold by him to James Oglesby 27 Nov 1802 for $150. The deed to Oglesby is signed by Mark and his wife Delilah and is recorded In the Bulloch Co Deed book "A" page 88. The property had been cut out of Effingham and made a part of Bulloch. In 1806 the family moved to Montgomery County. The elder Lott had already moved there. Mark died in Montgomery County, but his widow continued to live there until about 1822 when they crossed the Ocmulgee River into Appling County and settled where Lone Hill Methodist Church now is in Coffee County. Her son, Daniel had already moved there.



He married Delilah JONES, 14 Feb 1790. Born May 1771 in Orangeburg Dist., SC. Died 1848 in Telfair Co, Ga. Buried 1848 in Lone Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Coffee Co, Ga. Occupation Homemaker. They had the following children:



16i.Daniel LOTT Sr.

17ii.Elizabeth "Betsy" LOTT

18iii.Penelope "Penny" LOTT

19iv.Sarah "Sallie" LOTT

20v.Joel LOTT

21vi.John LOTT

22vii.Mary "Pollie" LOTT

23viii.Mark LOTT Jr.

24ix.Frances "Fannie" LOTT

25x.Jean LOTT



14. Mary "Polly" LOTT. Born 1775.



She married William HATTON, 1798 in Montgomery Co, Ga. Military Revolutionary War Soldier.



15. Arthur LOTT.





Fifth Generation





16. Daniel LOTT Sr. Born 25 Jul 1791 in Effingham Co, Ga. Died 19 Jun 1872 in Douglas, Coffee Co, Ga. Buried Jun 1872 in Douglas City Cemetery, Ga. Occupation Ordinary (Probate/County Judge). Military Appling Co, Ga. Militia 1838 Indian Wars.



In 1854 his section of Telfair Co became part of the new Coffee Co, Ga. The legislative act creating Coffee Co, directed the first election for county officers be held in his home 1 Apr 1854. Sons Mark & Joel were 2 of the Inferior court justices. Court was held in Daniel's home until a courthouse was built and the town of Douglas established. Was ordinary of Coffee Co 1864-1870. Had an alliance with Catherine "Caty" Bowen/Carver having 5 children before she died. Had at least 2 slaves in 1848. He had one of the largest families in the county with 25 children.



Military: Served under Captain N.J. Holton's Company, Appling Co, Ga. Militia 1838 Indian Wars.



He first married Lucinda "Lucy" PETERSON, daughter of John PETERSON II & Elizabeth ALFORD, 26 Aug 1814 in Telfair Co, Ga. Born 1798 in Montgomery Co, Ga. Died 17 Mar 1848 in Telfair Co, Ga. Buried Mar 1848 in Douglas City Cemetery, Ga. Occupation Homemaker. They had the following children:



26i.Mark LOTT

27ii.Elizabeth LOTT

28iii.Mary Jane "Pink" LOTT

29iv.Elisha LOTT

30v.Hester Ann LOTT

31vi.Joel LOTT

32vii.Daniel LOTT Jr.

33viii.John Madison LOTT

34ix.Narcissus LOTT

35x.Martha Jane LOTT

36xi.Arthur LOTT



He second married Frances "Fannie" GASKINS, daughter of David GASKINS & Martha HEARD, 26 Oct 1848 in Telfair Co, Ga. Born 28 Feb 1815 in Beaufort Dist. SC. Died 28 Oct 1897 in Coffee Co, Ga. Buried Oct 1897 in Douglas City Cemetery, Ga.



They had the following children:



37i.Jesse LOTT

38ii.Elias LOTT

39iii.David "Bud" LOTT

40iv.James Seward LOTT



He did not marry Catherine "Caty" BOWEN-CARVER, in Telfair Co, Ga. Died in Coffee Co, Ga. They had the following children:



41i.Richard LOTT (Illegitimate)

42ii.Sarah LOTT (Illegitimate)

43iii.Solomon LOTT (Illegitimate)

44iv.Jackson "Jack" LOTT (Illegitimate)

45v.Frances LOTT (Illegitimate)



17. Elizabeth "Betsy" LOTT. Born 1793 in Effingham Co, Ga. Died 21 Dec 1848 in Ware Co, Ga.



She married John PETERSON III, son of John PETERSON II & Elizabeth ALFORD, 4 Jan 1816 in Telfair Co, Ga. Born 1790 in Duplin Co, NC. Died 1856 in Coffee Co, Ga. Death Cause: Killed in a fight with William Gaskins. They had the following children:



46i.Frances "Fannie" PETERSON



18. Penelope "Penny" LOTT. Born 4 Jul 1795 in Montgomery Co, Ga. Died 1860 in Coffee Co, Ga. She married Stafford DAVIS, son of Arthur DAVIS & Mary VICK, 10 Oct 1814 in Montgomery Co, Ga. Born 1794 in Darlington Dist., SC. Died Nov 1886 in Coffee Co, GA. Buried in Wilsonville Cemetery.



19. Sarah "Sallie" LOTT. Born 22 Sep 1797 in Bullock Co, Ga. Died 18 Jun 1878 in Coffee (Now Adkinson) Co, Ga. Buried in Antioch Baptist Church, Adkinson Co, Ga. She married Gray Stock ROBERTS, son of Robert ROBERTS, 4 Jan 1816 in Montgomery Co, GA. Born 25 Nov 1793 in Burke Co, Ga. Died 23 Dec 1862 in Coffee (Now Adkinson) Co, Ga. Buried in Antioch Baptist Church, Adkinson Co, Ga.



About 1822, he and his family moved from Montgomery to what was then Ware County, but now is Atkinson County, locating on Lot of Land No 66 6th District, of what was originally Appling County. A few years later he Moved and settled the old Elisha Lott farm and still later, bought Lot 23, 6th Dist., and moved there and lived there till his death.



He and his wife were members of the Methodist Church as were their children. Their membership was at the old Roberts Church, now known as the Antioch Baptist Church. It was originally Methodist, but for many years has been a Baptist Church. They had the following children:



47i.Martha Mariah ROBERTS

48ii.Henry S. ROBERTS

49iii.Barbara ROBERTS

50iv.Joel ROBERTS

51v.Daniel S. ROBERTS

52vi.Robert ROBERTS

53vii.John ROBERTS

54viii.Gray Stock ROBERTS Jr.

55ix.Mary ROBERTS



20. Joel LOTT. Born 1798 in Ware Co, GA. Died 24 Jan 1864 in Ware Co, GA. He married Rhoda DAVIS, daughter of Arthur DAVIS & Mary VICK, 1821 in GA. Born 1803. Died in Ware Co, GA. They had the following children:



56i.Frances LOTT

57ii.Margaret LOTT

58iii.Delilah LOTT

59iv.Daniel LOTT

60v.Thomas LOTT



21. John LOTT. Born 11 Nov 1801 in Ga. Died 11 Sep 1811 in Ga. Buried Sep 1811 in Ga.



22. Mary "Pollie" LOTT. Born 1805 in Montogmery Co, Ga.



He married Jackson NEWBERN.



23. Mark LOTT Jr. Born 18 Oct 1807 in Montgomery Co, Ga. Died 1863 in Coffee Co, Ga. He married Armintha WARD, daughter of James Preston WARD & Zilpha KIRKLAND, 28 Mar 1839 in Telfair Co, Ga. Born 28 Mar 1826 in Telfair Co, Ga. Died 25 Mar 1907 in Coffee Co, Ga.



24. Frances "Fannie" LOTT. Born 22 Jan 1810 in Tattnall Co, Ga. Died 23 May 1893 in Coffee Co, GA. Buried in Lone Hill Methodist Church. She married John GASKINS, son of David GASKINS & Martha HEARD, 27 Jul 1832 in Telfair Co, GA. Born 16 Oct 1809 in Beaufort Dist. SC. Died 1866 in Coffee Co, GA. Buried in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Atkinson Co, GA.



25. Jean LOTT.



I can go on a few more generations if interested.



Sources: Pioneers of Wiregrass GA, Lott Families of Wiregrass GA by Jessie H & Delma Paulk, Ward's History of Coffee Co, GA, Lotz from Russia a story found in the 20 May 1965 Douglas GA Enterprise, email notes for other researchers. John Griffin

Subj: Lott Circle

Date: 12/04/97



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The following is a 4-gen. Lott chart according to my current research



I. John Lott c1700-1778; m/1 Elizabeth Joyner; m/2 Emile

A. John Lott c1720-1805; m/1 Unknown; m/2 Bethany

1. John Lott c1742-1810; m Sarah "Sallie" Lightfoot?

a) John Lott c1764; m Elizabeth

b) Jesse Lott c1766

c) Mark Lott 1769; m Deliah Jones

d) Robert Lott c1775-1850; m Sarah Tyner

f) Arthur Lott c1780; m Deshultz

g) Elizabeth Lott c1790

2. Solomon Lott c1744-c1822; m. Ann

a) Celia Lott c1780-1855; m James McArthur

b) Amos Lott c1784

c) Stephen Lott c1782-1825; m. Rebecca Cottengame

d) Elisha Lott 1784-1860; m Sarah Bodie Whitehead

e) John Lott c1788; m Ann Everett

f) Ezekiel Lott 1789-1834; m Caroline

g) Elizabeth Lott c1791-b1853; m William Seal

h) Jacob Lott c1796; m Elizabeth Nichols

3. Arthur Lott c1750-1812; m Sarah Ann Clapp?

a) Simon Lott c1780

b) Arthur Lott c1788-1854; m Elizabeth Watts

c) John Lott c1792-b1850; m Elizabeth Lee

d) Nathan Lott c1794-b1850; m Martha Fulgham

e) Solomon Lott c1796-1848; m Martha Warren

f) William Lott c1798-b1850; m Rebecca Harris

g) Penelope Lott c1803-a1870; m John Watts

h) Patience Lott c1810-a1870; m William Watts

4. William Lott c1755

a) (Five daughters)

5. Absalom Lott c1758-1825; m Martha Jane

a)

b) Frances Lucretia Lott c1784

c) Alfred Lott c1786

d) Johnnie Major Lott c1789-c1850

e) Abraham Lott c1792-a1850; m Zilpha Wiggins

f) Arthur Lott c1795-a1850

g) Phillip Lott c1798; m Mary Wiggins

h) Absalom Lott c1799-1874; m Sarah Watts

i) William Lott 1804-1863; m Mary Bryant

j) Nathan Lott c1800

6. Nathan Lott c1760-b1820

a) Nathan Lott c1785; m Dicey Watts

7. Polly Lott c1755; m William Hatten

B. Daniel Lott c1730

1. (Six children)

C. Mark Lott c1735

D. James Lott c1735-1780

E. Jesse Lott c1740-1780

1. Jesse

2. Emsley

Subj: Lott Circle

Date: 12/04/97

To: LOTT_JOE@Tandem.COM



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In a message dated 97-12-03 20:32:18 EST, you write:



<< Wow, I didn't realize that the John who married Emile is supposed to be the father of John Lott (Sr) who married Elizabeth Joyner. >>



Thanks Joe. John Lott was in Bertie Co., NC, about 1733 when he gave a jurat in a deed of James Joyner. Solomon Joyner witnessed this deed. John and Solomon were in Edgecombe Co. by 1735 and were contemporaries. Since Solomon was a brother of Elizabeth Joyner, it seems reasonable that she was the wife of this older John. John Lott "Sr" who was born about 1720 must have been their son since he would have been a teenager in 1733.



The Lott timeline that I am developing uses documentable events which contain a name, date, and location. Land transactions are about the only evidence that we have from this era, but if you piece enough of them together, a picture begins to come through the fog. My hope is to develop a web site where we can store and update files such as the timeline. John

Subj: Re: Lott Sources

Date: 12/04/97

To: jgriffin@destiny.esd105.wednet.edu



John, I would advise that you disregard the "information" in the sources that you named, especially Folks Huxford's Pioneers of Wiregrass Country earlier than Mark Lott's children. Huxford is responsible for dispensing much of the mis-information that is in circulation about the early Lotts.



The following will help with the question of John Lott and Emile. It is the first Lott Circle message.

Subj: Wife of Arthur Lott

Date: 97-12-04 03:38:53 EST

From: LOTT_JOE@Tandem.COM

To: jbarron933@aol.com



With regard to the maiden name of the wife of Arthur Lott (son of John Lott and Elizabeth Joyner), I have also been listing her as a Watkins and am curious about why you think she is a Clapp? Is that a maiden name or could it be that this was a name from a marriage prior to Arthur? OBTW: I also show that the widow Sarah Watkins/Clapp Lott married John Elias Warren in 1816 based on a Broderbund WFT entry. Can anyone confirm or deny this? Regards, JL

Subj: Re: Wife of Arthur Lott

Date: 12/04/97

To: LOTT_JOE@Tandem.COM



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In a message dated 97-12-04 03:38:53 EST, you write:



<< With regard to the maiden name of the wife of Arthur Lott (son of John Lott and Elizabeth Joyner), I have also been listing her as a Watkins and am curious about why you think she is a Clapp? Is that a maiden name or could it be that this was a name from a marriage prior to Arthur? OBTW: I also show that the widow Sarah Watkins/Clapp Lott married John Elias Warren in 1816 based on a Broderbund WFT entry. Can anyone confirm or deny this? >>



Joe, EVERYONE it seems has accepted her name as Watkins, however, Carroll Watts has admitted that he is the one responsible for this when he surmised Watkins to be her name. He was a pioneer Lott/Watts genealogist and a good one, but fell into a trap that all of us at times do. Penny Lott, Sarah's daugther, named a child Watkins and I feel that this was his reason for making this guess.



R.H. Johnson, of Marion Co., MS, prepared an affidavit about 1900 and named Arthur's wife as Sarah Ann Clapp. He did not say if it was her maiden name or not. The information is tainted, however, due to the self-serving nature of the affidavit. He was claiming that she was of Indian descent, but only had hearsay info to go on. He named many of Arthur and Sarah's children, but omitted some that had left the county early.



Sarah did marry John Warren as you list. It is in the Marrion county marriage records. It says "Mrs." Sarah Lott, which we genealogists recognize, for the time period, is a signal of utmost respect. John

Subj: Lotts

Date: 97-12-04 14:27:03 EST

From: sandra@trsl.state.la.us

To: LOTT__JOE@Tandem.COM

CC: lbarron@fas.harvard.edu, jbarron933@aol.com, dflott@datastar.net, grg@iname.com,

MIL2ROCK@aol.com, Kerrygmo@aol.com, bellmer@narrows.com, JM@trsl.state.la.us



Who's this Emile (and why a man's name, how about Emily)? Did Arthur "Killed by the Indians)Lott also have an uncle by the name of Arthur? From the first, Lightfoot appeared to me as a possible variation of the LightfooTT name itself. Sandra

Subj: Re: Discrepancies? or many facts?

Date: 97-12-05 00:32:38 EST

From: LOTT_JOE@Tandem.COM

To: jbarron933@AOL.COM

CC: sandra@trsl.state.la.us



My records show the following relationships among these folks in the original message:



1 John Lott (Sr) m. Elizabeth Joyner

....2 Arthur Lott m. Sarah Ann Watkins (or Clapp) - This is the Arthur killed by Indians on the way to MS

....2 John Lott (Jr) m. Sallie (Lightfoot?) - Speculation is that Sallie was the sister of Martha below

.......3 Arthur Lott m. Deshultz or OShultz - This is the wife alleged to have been Indian

....2 Absalom Lott m. Martha Dorcy Lightfoot - This is the known Lightfoot who married a Lott



Does this help make sense of all this? Regards, JL

Subj:

Date: 97-12-05 02:19:06 EST

From: garylott@juno.com

To: LOTT_JOE@Tandem.COM

CC: JBarron933@AOL.COM



That's a real good article on arthur lott, but i'm still not convinced arthur (killed by indians) is the same arthur that moved his family to pearl river, ms. There is a story about the family settling at lott's (later columbia) because a tornado hit the wagon train, and some could go no further. It is said some ( i believe robert) went on to texas and was involved in the border raids of early 1800. i cannot substantiate this, however

Subj: LOTT_JOE@Tandem.COM: Embarrassed

Date: 97-12-05 03:18:34 EST

From: garylott@juno.com

To: JBarron933@aol.com



--------- Begin forwarded message ----------

From: LOTT_JOE@Tandem.COM

To: garylott@juno.com

Subject: Embarrassed

Date: 3 Dec 97 20:54:00 -0800

Message-ID: <199712032058.AA17721@post.tandem.com>



Hi Gary,



I just noticed that I sent you the wrong Jesse Lott. Instead of Jesse, son of Luke Lott, I sent you the ancestor report for Jesse the grandson of Luke Lott (and son of Joshua Lott). My apologies. Well, it turns out you would get the same information since both lines run through Luke. Still, I'm embarrassed. Thanks for the info on Arthur Lott. Below is a short bio that I wrote on him. Do you see anything you disagree with or think I should add? Regards, JL

=====

Arthur Lott, the son of John Lott and Elizabeth Joyner, was a prominent citizen of Montgomery Co, GA in its early days. He was born about 1750 in Edgecombe Co, NC and died on May 23, 1812 while migrating to MS. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. Some time prior to 1800, it is believed that he married Sarah Ann Watkins, or possibly Sarah Ann Clapp. She bore him two known children: Arthur Lott, Jr and Penelope Lott. Little is known about Sarah's parents or her birth and death dates. She and Arthur may have had other children, although a record of this has not been found.



Arthur grew up in Edgecombe Co, NC and moved with his family to Duplin Co, NC and then on to GA by way of SC arriving in St George Parish, GA (later Burke Co) around 1762. Although there is record that he was a Revolutionary Soldier, the exact units he served in or battles he participated in has not been discovered.



As a son of John Lott, he was in a large family that appears to have divided loyalties during the Revolution. Arthur's father John, and brothers John Jr. and William were all recorded as Revolutionary Soldiers. However, it is believed that two of Arthur's brothers, James and Jesse, were hanged as Loyalists on Oct 30, 1779. It is not known which side Arthur's other brothers favored. They were Absalom, Solomon, Daniel, Luke, Nathan, and Mark.



Arthur also had two sisters: Sarah, who married John Cain, and Mary who married William Hatton, also a Revolutionary Soldier.



In 1787 Arthur was granted 200 acres in Washington Co, GA. In 1797, after Montgomery Co was created out of Washington Co, he owned land on the Ohopee River from which was built the county seat for Montgomery Co. On Mar 22, 1797, he served on the Grand Jury from Montgomery Co. On Feb 11, 1797 he was Commissioner of the Montgomery County Academy. Also, he is listed in the 1797-98 Early Tax Digest of that county.



In 1795-99, Arthur Lott served as the first Tax Collector of Montgomery Co and in 1799, served on the Petit Jury for that county. His son Arthur Jr. was born about 1800 and his daughter Penelope in 1803. On Nov 16, 1802, he was granted 1000 acres of land in Montgomery Co (later placed in Tattnall Co). He also served as Clerk of the Superior and Inferior Courts for about 10 years. He was a Representative from Montgomery Co in the General Assembly in 1802, 1804-5, 1807, 1808-09.



In 1806 while a resident of Tattnall Co, he deeded to Jonathan Embry, also a resident of Tattnall Co, for $500, 238-1/2 acres "bounded by the Altahama River, John Hill and Wiley lands, originally granted to John Mann and that same year quit claimed to Jacob Linn, Jr one-half of the 1000 acre tract granted to him on Nov 16, 1802. His wife Sarah joined in the deed to relinquish her dower rights in the land.



In 1812, Arthur Lott, as Tax Collector of Montgomery Co, sold for taxes lands now in Tattnall Co at public sale to Nathaniel Bell. On Apr 3, 1812, his son Arthur Lott Jr, married Mary Triplett in Jefferson Co, GA. Mary was the daughter of William Triplett, a Revolutionary Soldier. It is unknown whether Arthur was present for the occasion.



Later in 1812, Arthur and his family along with several other Lott families, left GA to move to a new home on a bluff overlooking the Pearl River in MS. One of the families was that of William Lott, his brother. He may also have traveled with the sons of another brother, John Lott, Jr. It is believed that four of John Lott, Jr's sons along with their families also made the journey from GA to MS. In addition, a number of Watts families also made the journey, possibly with Arthur. It appears that his brothers Absalom and Solomon had already made the journey two years prior through a circuitous route that took them into Tennessee. The record is somewhat confusing since some men made scouting trips and returned later for their families. There is also some evidence that his nephews, the sons of John Lott, Jr, may have made the trek in 1814.



Arthur's journey was made prior to statehood for MS and required the pioneers to travel through territorial land claimed by the US, but under Indian control. It was common in those days for travelers to be issued a passport for the journey through these lands and many pioneers have been tracked through these records. Unfortunately, there is no record of a passport for Arthur or his family. The fact that Arthur chose to make the journey at about age 62 and leave GA where he was a respected member of the community is remarkable.



While enroute, Arthur Lott was killed by Chetacchefaula Indians, also known as Red Stick Indians, at a place called Warrior's Stand, which is near present day Columbus, GA. Arthur's story can be found in a newspaper article written by H. B. Bozeman and published in the Winn Parish, LA newspaper on Jun 22, 1967:



"In discussing what caused the Creek Indian War of 1813-1814, General Woodward said in part: "From what I know of the Indians and their history, I think it is as probable as anything that cannot be positively proven, that an occurrence in Macon County caused the Creek Indian war of 1813-14. It was the murder of Arthur Lott, in 1812, by some Chetocchefaula Indians, a branch of the Tallasees. Lott was moving from Bulloch County, Georgia to the then Mississippi Territory. His family moved on and settled at a bluff on Pearl River, which went by the name of Lott's Bluff, but is now known as Columbia -- Not long after Lott was killed, an old gentleman named Meredith was killed at the crossing on Catoma Creek, in what is now Montgomery County. This was done by the Otisees."



"General Woodward says after the killing of Arthur Lott, and the old man Meredith, the Creeks and their allied Indian tribes went on a wild spree of killing and pillaging all white settlers of Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia such that the militia of these states were mobilized under the command of General Andrew Jackson. After a number of battles between Jackson's militia and the Creek Indians, the Indians were completely crushed at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, March 27, 1814."



It is not known where Arthur is buried. His death was greatly felt by the survivors in MS. Perhaps for revenge, eleven of the Lott men in Marion Co volunteered for service against the British and their Indian allies during the Creek Indian War of 1813-1814.



On June 28, 1816, Arthur's widow Sarah married John Elias Warren (1752-1821), presumably in Marion Co. John Warren was originally from Craven Co, SC. This was John Warren's second marriage after the death of his first wife Elizabeth Rebecca Perkins (1757-1811). It is not known when Sarah Lott Warren died or where she is buried.



Little else is known about what happened to the son, Arthur Jr. Arthur Lott's daughter Penelope married John B. Watts (1799-1866), son of Thomas H. Watts and Elizabeth Lott (Arthur's niece, the daughter of his brother Absalom) on Aug 22, 1822 in Marion Co. She died sometime after 1869 in Covington Co, MS.

=====

Here are two articles from the Georgia Journal that you may find of interest. The first, published 3 Jun 1812, states:



MURDERED BY INDIANS: William Lott was killed by a party of Creek Indians May 23d, last, while traveling with several others "eight miles on this side of Mr. Cornell's on the postroad", according to letter received by the Journal editor from Benjamin Hawkins, Indian Agent at the Creek Agency. It was stated Cornell had tracked the murderers, four in number, and caught up with and identified them. Hawkins wrote that the Indian chiefs at his request are to convene in a week and see what can be done towards punishing the murderers; and that the chiefs had assured him of their friendship and support (the War of 1812 then being in progress). The journal stated that the deceased Lott was a member of the Georgia legislature in 1809.



As you will note, the article is mistaken. Arthur Lott, not William Lott, was killed by the Indians. The confusion resulted because both Arthur and William were members of the Georgia legislature in 1809. Arthur was representative for Tattnall County while William was representative for Telfair County. The second article, published Jul 1, 1812, clarified the initial mistake and added additional details concerning the attack. An extract of the article follows:



ANENT THE INDIAN TROUBLES: Letter of address from Col. Benjamin Hawkins, Indian Agent, addressed to the Indian Chiefs calling on them to punish those among them who have murdered friendly whites, naming over the murders, one of a man (unnamed) at St. Mary's, Georgia, and of Snell and Dunn, two "innocent" traders both murdered by the "Hitcheteros" without provocation, and of the shooting of a post rider shot in the Upper Towns and left a cripple for life; and the murder of "an innocent, respectable, friendly old man (unnamed) and several of his companions stabbed and beaten one of whom has since died. He mentioned Arthur Lott, "an honest, old man", lately a member of the legislature, traveling among his friends as he thought, killed by men of your tribe without provocation. The reply of the Chiefs was published, and they stated they had sent out three parties in pursuit of the murders of Thomas Meredith and of Arthur Lott who were murdered on the postroad.

Subj: RE: Arthur Lott killed by Indians

Date: 97-12-05 13:45:44 EST

From: joe.lott@TANDEM.com (Lott, Joe N)

To: garylott@juno.com ('garylott@juno.com')

CC: JBarron933@AOL.COM ('JBarron933@aol.com')



What is it that makes you doubt this Arthur is not the same one that was killed by Indians? We have contemporary reports of this well known legislator being killed near Columbus. In fact, he was first mistaken for his brother William who traveled to Marion Co, MS and married Rebecca Harris there some 7 years later. We have the additional evidence that much of his family did move to Marion Co. His daughter Penelope married a John Watts in Marion Co. His wife Sarah remarried John Warren in Marion Co. 4 of his nephews (brother John's sons) also traveled to Marion Co.



With regard to the tornado story, I'd love to get the source and details on that. If you have any source or further details, please share them. My speculation is that this land was scouted by one or more of the Lott men and was picked out before the families were moved. There are several accounts of passports being issued between 1806 and 1812 to Lotts. In fact, John Barron has suggested the Lott families were scouting this land as early as 1776 based on some Tory land claims in Mobile. Also, one has to consider the actions and motivations of other families like the Watts and Burts who were travelling with the Lotts. If MS was not their destination, what was?



Perhaps the most puzzling fact for me is the motivation for moving by the sons of John Lott (Sr), especially for Arthur and William, the two GA legislators. They are safely settled in GA, well respected with established reputations. Most importantly, they are in their 60s when the life of a pioneer would be difficult. I can understand why the grandsons of John Lott would make this trek. But why would his aging sons who have sunk roots in Wiregrass GA give it all up to start over again?



Finally, it is believed by some that John Lott (Sr), the patriarch of the clan also made the trek to MS and died there. I have trouble with this since he must have been in his 80s. The last positive record that I have seen on him shows he was in Tattnall Co based on court records of 1805. I suspect he died in GA prior to 1810. JL

Subj: Re: Lott Circle

Date: 97-12-06 02:03:17 EST

From: Kerrygmo

To: JBarron933, lbarron@husc.harvard.edu

To: dflott@datastar.net, grg@iname.com, MIL2ROCK

To: bellmer@narrows.com, JMorris811, PetiboneL

To: SIS1971, sandra@trsl.state.la.us, AubreyV

To: lott_joe@tandem.com, suej35@airmail.net

To: jgriffin@destiny.esd105.wednet.edu



I'm still trying trying to fit in Ann Lott b. abt. 1752, m. William Williams abt. 1770 probably in GA. to all of this great information and research you guys are doing. Any help? Kerry Girolamo

Groves, Texas

Subj: Re: Lott Sources

Date: 97-12-06 08:41:52 EST

From: jgriffin@destiny.esd105.wednet.edu (John Griffin)

To: JBarron933@AOL.COM (JBarron933)



On Fri, 5 Dec 1997, JBarron933 wrote:



> John, I would advise that you disregard the "information" in the sources that

> you named, especially Folks Huxford's Pioneers of Wiregrass Country earlier

> than Mark Lott's children. Huxford is responsible for dispensing much of the

> mis-information that is in circulation about the early Lotts.



I begin to wonder myself.

> The following will help with the question of John Lott and Emile. It is the first Lott Circle message.

>



I have heard it to, but have not worked beyond the WBTS ancestors at this point. I had hoped when I completed my CSA research in these ancestors, I would move back to 1812 and then eventually to the RW. I took the notes down that I found, but did not confirm them any further than the book or article. Again I am knee deep in work, kids, etc., so I only get to do some genealogy and WBTS stuff on vacation times (Christmas and July are about it) I am about 2 years away from getting into the RW possibilites.



> Please send me your reactions to the above.



I find that a very interesting lead and reading it I would share your conclusion.



> Which Sr. and Jr. are we dealing with here?



A question that I came up with also in the initial "sorting out" of the John Sr, John Jr., father of John Sr called John also.....? I lose track....which one married a Joyner, a Bethany.....it gets confusing. I copied some info from the Paulk's book on the Lotts, but only what I had time for in 1995 while back in GA, so it remains confusing to me.



> Who the heck is Emile (Emily?, Amelia?). How 'bout them Tories?



Thanks for sending me the above information. I am going to modify my data base and cite the above. Hey at least I didn't just use the FHC ancestrial file data. John Griffin

Subj: Sarah Watkins, wife of Arthur Lott

Date: 97-12-07 02:38:59 EST

From: joe.lott@TANDEM.com (Lott, Joe N)

To: JBarron933@AOL.COM (John Barron (E-mail))



In a message dated Friday, December 05, 1997 3:01 PM, you write:



<< Joe, EVERYONE it seems has accepted her name as Watkins, however, Carroll Watts has

admitted that he is the one responsible for this when he surmised Watkins to be her name. He was

a pioneer Lott/Watts genealogist and a good one, but fell into a trap that all of us at times do.

Penny Lott, Sarah's daughter, named a child Watkins and I feel that this was his reason for making

this guess.>>



Is there any other basis for some folks believing she is a Clapp other than the self serving affadavit submitted by R. H. Johnson around 1900? Do you have any of the following facts on Sarah: birth, marriage, and death dates and locations? I only show two children for Arthur and Sarah: Arthur Jr and Penelope. Were there others? If so, could you provide basic info on them as well?



Which child of Penelope had a name of Watkins? I record 11 children born between 1828 and 1849, but none were named Watkins. Thanks in advance, JL

Subj: Elizabeth Joyner

Date: 97-12-07 02:39:51 EST

From: joe.lott@TANDEM.com (Lott, Joe N)

To: JBarron933@AOL.COM (John Barron (E-mail))



In a message dated Friday, December 05, 1997 2:32 PM, you write:



<<Thanks Joe. John Lott was in Bertie Co., NC, about 1733 when he gave a jurat in a deed of

James Joyner. Solomon Joyner witnessed this deed. John and Solomon were in Edgecombe Co.

by 1735 and were contemporaries. Since Solomon was a brother of Elizabeth Joyner, it seems

reasonable that she was the wife of this older John. John Lott "Sr" who was born about 1720

must have been their son since he would have been a teenager in 1733.>>



John, I'm having a little trouble with this one. My records (which are admittedly mostly secondary sources) show that Elizabeth Joyner was the wife of John Lott (Sr) born 1715-1720. I have her birth date as 1724 with an estimated marriage date to John Lott (Sr) of about 1740. Further, I have Elizabeth's brother Solomon with a birth date of 1720 which would make him a contemporary of John Lott (Sr). Could Solomon have been a witness to the James Joyner deed in 1733 if he was 13 years old? if he was 15 years old? Could there have been another Solomon Joyner who was the witness, perhaps a cousin or uncle of Elizabeth's brother Solomon? Who was this James Joyner and how is he related to Solomon and Elizabeth?



I also show that sometime around 1740-45, John Lott (Sr) patented 1000 acres and started his water mill (Lott's Mill) and Inn in present-day Wilson Co, NC. I think most of his children were born after 1740. I do agree that John Lott (Sr) did not have all his children by Elizabeth Joyner due the span between first born and last born, so lean to the theory that the famous "Bethany" is a second wife and not just a nickname for Elizabeth. Do you agree with this? I like your idea of a timeline very much. What kind of web site were you thinking about for this? Regards, JL

Subj: Lott response from Sandra

Date: 12/08/97

To: joe.lott@TANDEM.com

CC: sandra@trsl.state.la.us



(John Barron- If you would please relay this to Joe Lott, whom I am not able to reach by e-mail at lott_joe@tandem.com.)



Using the Latterday Saints' Family History Center's entries, these have been my findings, and yes, John Barron, I hope we can get all our information documented, even if it comes from ancestors' family bibles. And I say that even if we get things that have been written and recorded, like land deeds and wills, we still have the problem that there were a number of John Lotts living in England and other European countries, and even a number of John Lotts living in the colonies when our own "John Lott" was alive. Therefore, it's going to be a challenge:



1-----. John Lott - b. @1700-1720 Isle of Wight, VA

sp- Elizabeth "Bethany" Joyner b. @ 1700 "

2---.John Lott (Sr) b. @ 1720 Edgecombe, NC

sp-Bethany b. @1724 Edgecombe, NC

3----John Lott (Jr.) b. @ 1742 Duplin, NC

sp-Sarah (Sallie) b @ 1748 Duplin

4----Arthur (Killed by Indians) b. @1750 Burke, GA

sp-Sarah Ann Clapp b. @1768 Millisville, GA

5--Elizabeth b. 1773 Liberty, GA

5--William b. 1785

5--Arthur Lott (Jr.) b. 1788 GA

sp-Elizabeth Watts b. 1791 GA

5--Solomon b. 1790

5--Absalom b. 1800

5--Penelope b. 1803?

5- Patience b. 1807?

5--Abraham b. 1811

4----Mark b. 22 Jan 1769 Barnwell,George, GA

4----Luke b.

3----Solomon Lott b. @1744 Duplin

3----Daniel Lott b. @ 1746 "

3----Nathan Lott b. @ 1748 }

3----Absalom Lott b. @ 1750 }

ALL IN GA

3----Wiliam Lott b. @ 1752 }

BORN

3----Mark b. 1754-1769 }

3----Pollie b. 1766? }

3----Jesse b. 1768? }

2----Absalom Lott b. @ 1722 Edgecombe, NC





I know some of these people were not even physically able to have had children in these years. I am just trying to put out there all that I have seen from the FHC's files on their computer. Hopefully, y'all can help weed some of the junk out and get more of the facts in. Sandra

Subj: Re: Sarah Watkins, wife of Arthur Lott

Date: 12/08/97

To: joe.lott@TANDEM.com



CC: lbarron@husc.harvard.edu,dflott@datastar.net,grg@iname.com,mil2rock,kerrygmo,bellme

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In a message dated 97-12-07 02:38:59 EST, you write:



<< Which child of Penelope had a name of Watkins? I record 11 children born between 1828 and 1849, but none were named Watkins. >>



Joe, my source for their first 3 children who had apparently either died or left home before the 1850 census is Dan Lott of our circle. We need to get with him to give us the real source, but I'm sure he can. The following is what I have in my data base. I use The Master Genealogist as my main genealogy program. It is terrific, especially for sources and citations.



Page 1

___________________________________________________________________________

Family Group





Subject* John WATTS

Birth* c __ ___ 1799 GA.

Death* b __ ___ 1855 MS (Andrew L. Leath, Abstracts of the Smith County Probate

Records, Smith County, Texas 1846-1880 (Tyler, TX: Smith

County Hist Soc, 1984), Said to heirs of son John Watts.).

Father* Thomas WATTS (1771-1854)

Mother* Elizabeth LOTT (1782-1830)

___________________________________________________________________________



Marriage* 19 Aug 1822 MS (Thomas & Baker. 1980. Miss. Lin. Charts, vol 1 # 2).

___________________________________________________________________________



Spouse* Penelope LOTT

Birth* c __ ___ 1803 GA (Sue Miklas (4 Raven Hills Ct., Colorado Springs, CO

80919) to John C. Barron concerning Lott/Watts family

genealogical data, 1996, Gave birth, marriage, and death

data.).

Death* a __ ___ 1870 MS.

Father* Arthur LOTT (1750-1812)

Mother* Sarah Ann CLAPP (1770-1830)

___________________________________________________________________________



Twelve Children

___________________________________________________________________________



?/M Wadkins WATTS

Birth* __ ___ 1823 (Dan Lott letters and personal communication, 1997.)

___________________________________________________________________________



?/M Claiborne WATTS

Birth* __ ___ 1825 (Dan Lott letters.)

___________________________________________________________________________



?/M Arthur WATTS

Birth* __ ___ 1826 (Dan Lott letters.)

___________________________________________________________________________



?/M Thomas Lott WATTS

Birth* __ ___ 1828 MS (Dan Lott letters.).

Census* __ ___ 1850 (Covington Co., MS 1850 (p 299) Thomas L age 22 b MS).

Death* 21 Jun 1862 (Dan Lott letters.)

Marriage* __ ___ ____ Sarah OATES (Dan Lott letters.)

Son: George WATTS

Son: Thomas Marion WATTS

___________________________________________________________________________



?/F Patience R. WATTS

Birth* c __ ___ 1832 MS.

Census* __ ___ 1850 (Covington Co., MS 1850 (p 299). Patience R. age 18 b MS).

___________________________________________________________________________



?/F Eliza WATTS

Birth* c __ ___ 1834 MS.

Census* __ ___ 1850 (Covington Co., MS 1850 (p 299). Eliza age 16 b MS).

___________________________________________________________________________



?/F Martha A. WATTS

Birth* c __ ___ 1835 MS.

Census* __ ___ 1850 (Covington Co., MS 1850 (p 299). Martha A. age 15 b MS).

___________________________________________________________________________



?/F Catharine WATTS

Birth* c __ ___ 1837 MS.

Census* __ ___ 1850 (Covington Co., MS 1850 (p 299). Catharine age 13 b MS).

___________________________________________________________________________



?/F Angeline WATTS

Birth* c __ ___ 1840 MS.

Census* __ ___ 1850 (Covington Co., MS 1850 (p 299). Angeline age 10 b MS).

___________________________________________________________________________



?/F Rhoda V. WATTS

Birth* c __ ___ 1843

Census* __ ___ 1850 (Covington Co., MS 1850 (p 299). Rhoda V. age 7 b MS).

___________________________________________________________________________



?/F William G. WATTS

Birth* c __ ___ 1845 MS.

Census* __ ___ 1850 (Covington Co., MS 1850 (p 299). Wm. G. age 5 b MS).

___________________________________________________________________________



?/F Julia A. R. T. WATTS

Birth* __ ___ 1849 MS.

Census* __ ___ 1850 (Covington Co., MS 1850 (p 299). Julia A.R.T. age 11/12 b

MS).

___________________________________________________________________________

Subj: Lott Outline Tree of 5 Dec 1997 from John Barron

Date: 97-12-08 14:48:59 EST

From: joe.lott@TANDEM.com (Lott, Joe N)

To: JBarron933@aol.com (John Barron (E-mail))



Hi John, Just wanted you to know that I am still working on this outline tree. Aside from the Elizabeth Joyner issue which I've already asked about, there are a number of disagreements between this tree and my tree.



But I can also say that I made 3 or 4 connections which did not exist before so it was well received. Since I am tracking all the Southern Lotts, I have quite a few that get mentioned through marriage relationships, but that don't have named parents. In general, I include them and look for chances to assign them to some parent. So, it was a pleasant surprise to get those relationships established.



My plan is to address each family unit in a separate correspondence over the next few weeks rather than shotgun lots of questions, mostly redundant, on each entry that shows disagreement. I suspect that I will make several more changes as the process continues, and you may make a few as well. Regards, JL

Subj: Affidavit of Henry Johnson

Date: 12/09/97



To: lbarron@husc.harvard.edu,dflott@datastar.net,grg@iname.com,mil2rock,kerrygmo,bellme

r@narrows.com,jmorris811,petibonel,SIS1971,sandra@trsl.state.la.us,aubreyv,lott_joe@tandem.

com,suej35@airmail.net,jgriffin@destiny.esd105.wednet.edu



Affidavit of Henry Johnson



State of Mississippi

County of Marion



Personally came the undersigned Henry Johnson this day before me the undersigned chancery clerk of said County and state. who being first duly sworn according to law says on oath that he is a resident and citizen of said Marion County state of Mississippi, of the age of seventy-eight year. and is well acquainted with Mrs. Susan E. Warren; that the said Susan E. Warren is a daughter of Jessie Owens and Mrs. Sarah Ann Owens; that the said Sarah Ann Owens is a daughter of Soloman Lott and Mrs Martha Lott; that, the said Soloman Lott is a son of Arthur Lott and Mrs Sarah Ann Lott all of the aforesaid county and state; and that the said Sarah Ann Lott was a half blood Choctaw Indian Woman, so accepted, recognised, and fully known to be by all her acquaintances, her mother being a full blood Choctaw Indian woman of the Choctaw tribe of Indians then living in the state of Mississippi.



Affiant says that he was well acquainted with the said Sarah Ann Lott from whom the said Susan E. Warren descends and knew her to be fully recognised and so taken by all, as being a half blood Choctaw Indian. Knew her from personal observations to have had the many features of an Indian, viz, high cheek bones, dark coarse hair, together with other physical features peculiar only to that class of people, and that the said Sarah Ann Lott all ways and on all occasions professed and invariably claimed to be a half blood of the Choctaw tribe of Indians.



Affiant says that on several occasions and at different times he has heard the said Sarah Ann Lott talk of her Indian blood and Indian Mother, and that she always said that her another was a member of the Choctaw tribe of Indians, full blood who married a Mr. Lott, her father whose name affiant doesn't remember having heard her call.



Affiant says that he was well acquainted with four sons and one daughter of the said Arthur and Mrs Sarah Ann Lott., and that they too, as their mother was known and recognized as having Indian blood in their veins and that they resembled the Indian very much both in dispositions and general appearances, especially the daughter, Pennie, who was in fact so very much like the Indian in appearance that she was frequently mistook for one.



Affiant says as above stated he is of the age of seventy-eight years, 74 of which he has lived in County and state aforesaid and neighbor to the Lott family herein named and knows, fully knows, that they have always been generaly known and regognised as being of Indian descent.



Signed by; H H Johnson



Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 22 day of Jan A.D. 1901.

Subj: Indian Affairs Letter

Date: 12/09/97



To: lbarron@husc.harvard.edu,dflott@datastar.net,grg@iname.com,mil2rock,kerrygmo,bellme

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, OFFICE OF INDIAN AFFAIRS Land. 55819-1902

Washington, D.C.

2 Dec 1902



Sir:

I have the honor to submit herewith the record of the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes in the matter of the consolidated application for identification as Mississippi Choctaws of the following parties, wherein a decision adverse to their claims was rendered by the Commission on Sept. 4, 1902.



Nathan L. Lott for himself and three children, Elizabeth, Laura, and Frances Lott; Susan E. Warren for herself and six children, Susan M., William W., Liberty E., Joseph E., Mary E., and Emily C. Warren; Birdie Baylis for herself and five children, Julia E., George W., Eugene E., Mamie D.L. and Mary F. Baylis; Ludie Warren for herself; Solomon W. Lott for himself and three children, Arthur, Simon and Nathan Lott; by Katie Lott for herself; and by Thomas Lott for himself and six children, John, Maggie, Mattie, George, Ruby and Clarence Lott; Thomas W. Lott, Jr., for himself and two children, Addie E. and Simon G. Lott; Jesse A. Lott for himself; Simon C. Lott for himself; Lucy Hathorn for herself and two children, John Cooper and Lois Hathoren; Sally Ritchey for herself. For identification by intermarriage, Nathan A. Lott for his wife, Elizabeth Lott, Thomas W. Lott for his wife, Elizabeth Lott; Simon C. Lott for his wife Texanna Lott; Lucy Hathorn for her husband, Guy Hathorn; Sally Ritchey for her hus Rob Ritchey.



It appears from the testimony taken in this case that the applicants base their claims to identification as Mississippi Choctaws on their descent from one Sarah Ann ( ) Lott, who is alleged to have been a half-blood Choctaw Indian.



The Commission bases its decision rejecting these parties on the ground that its records fail to show that Sarah Ann Clapp, or any other ancestor less remote, or any of the applicants ever complied or attempted to comply with the provision of article 14 of the Choctaw treaty of 1830, and also on the ground that it is of the opinion that no person is entitled to identification as a Mississippi Choctaw by reason of intermarriage.



Upon examination of the records of this office, it does not appear that, the name of Sarah Ann Lott is among the names of those Choctaw Indians who complied or attempted to comply with the provisions of the 14th article of the treaty of 1830, and neither are there so found that the names of any of descendants and the office recommends that the finding of the Commission rejecting the parties approved.



Very respectfully,

W. A. Jones,

Commissioner

Subj: Re: Early John Lott

Date: 12/10/97

To: joe.lott@TANDEM.com



File: D:\WP\DOCUMENT\LOTT\LOTT2.WPD (37809 bytes)

DL Time (28800 bps): < 1 minute



Joe, I am working on a manuscript describing my thoughts on the early John Lott family. I am attaching a draft to this message to help with some of my allegations concerning them. Hopefully it will help describe some of my research into which John is which and when. Keep it under your hat for now. It is written in WordPerfect, but I can change the wordprocessor to something else if you can't read it. John

Subj: Re: Sarah Watkins, wife of Arthur Lott

Date: 12/10/97

To: joe.lott@TANDEM.com



CC: lbarron@husc.harvard.edu,dflott@datastar.net,grg@iname.com,mil2rock,kerrygmo,bellme

r@narrows.com,jmorris811,petibonel,SIS1971,sandra@trsl.state.la.us,aubreyv,suej35@airmail.ne

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In a message dated 97-12-07 02:38:59 EST, you write:



<< Is there any other basis for some folks believing she is a Clapp other than the self serving affadavit submitted by R. H. Johnson around 1900?

Do you have any any of the following facts on Sarah: birth, marriage, and death dates and locations? I only show two children for Arthur and Sarah: Arthur Jr and Penelope. Were there others? If so, could you provide basic info on them as well? Which child of Penelope had a name of Watkins? I record 11 children born between 1828 and 1849, but none were named Watkins. >>



Concerning Sarah's birth we can do the following exercise. If a woman's childbearing years are between 15 and 45 and if Arthur Lott of Smith Co., TX, was her first child born in 1788 and Patience Lott was her last child born 1810, then her birth year can be estimated as follows: 1765 to 1773.



Henry Johnson said she was half Choctaw and her mother was full blood Choctaw. If we can believe any of his testimony about Indians, then we have to consider that the Choctaw s were a Mississippi tribe NEVER in Georgia or the Carolinas. However, she was shown to have been Arthur's wife from Georgia deeds.



What does this mean? If it is not a self serving document from an old man trying to help his friends, then her mother was from what is now Mississippi and she was born there shortly before the Rev. War. Somehow Sarah got to Georgia and married one of the richest white men in the colony in the 1780s. What scenario have we seen that could explain this? Perhaps John1 Lott in the Mississippi with a strange new wife named Emile who may have been Indian and may have had a little girl named Sarah.



Far fetched, yes. Possible, maybe. Speculating John

Subj: Re: Affidavit of Henry Johnson

Date: 97-12-11 00:15:50 EST

From: Kerrygmo

To: JBarron933, lbarron@husc.harvard.edu

To: dflott@datastar.net, grg@iname.com, MIL2ROCK

To: bellmer@narrows.com, JMorris811, PetiboneL

To: SIS1971, sandra@trsl.state.la.us, AubreyV

To: lott_joe@tandem.com, suej35@airmail.net

To: jgriffin@destiny.esd105.wednet.edu



I have been reading all of this Choctaw information with much interest. Again, My Ann Lott, b. about 1752 m. William Williams in GA has not come up yet in discussions and I haven't had the time lately to do much research on her. This line is my on my wife's side. She has always said her family had Choctaw blood. I was cleaning up some old papers today and found an old notation I made where one of the son's of Ann Lott and William Williams was known as Choctaw Bill. My wife descends from his brother Simon Williams. I can't find the source for this note at this time. It seems like I read it in a book where it was mentioning obtaining passage through Indian Territory from GA westward. This Williams line married into the Benjamin Richardson line in Bulloch County, GA. There was quite a bit about it in the book. I'll get the source and send it back out. Maybe some of you have already heard of this. Anyone see any Lotts in GA tied into the Williams line? Kerry Girolamo

Subj: Lott/Williams connections

Date: 12/11/97

To: Kerrygmo



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Kerry the following are the Lott/Williams connections that I have in my Lott timeline.



Turner, James; deed; 7 Nov 1724; NC, Bertie Co.; sp-Ann; wit-Thomas Howell, George Williams; Turner of IOW, VA to Thos Howell, 100a on Meherrin. (Mary Best Bell, Colonial Bertie County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deed Books D & E 1720-1726, 1 (Winsor, N.C.: Colonial Bertie, 1963)



Joyner, James; deed; 10 Jan 1743; NC, Northhampton Co.; wit-Nathan Williams, Nehemiah Joyner, Joyner of Edgecombe to Sam. Hays 50 ac on Maherin. (Margaret M. Hoffman, Abstracts of Deeds Northhampton County, NC., p 21



Lott, John; resided; 22 May 1746; NC, Edgecombe Co.; crew included Edw Moore, Samuel Williams; Lott oversee road crew from his mill to West's ferry. (Lott Family Newsletter, vol 1, #1, p 7)



Lott, John; deed; 23 Feb 1748; NC, Edgecombe Co.; sp-Elizabeth, wit-Benj Wynns & Solomon Williams; Lott to Nath. Hickman 640 ac n of Tosneot Swamp. (Lott Family Newsletter, vol 1, #1, p 4)



Lott, John; deed; 15 Nov 1748; NC, Edgecombe Co.; wit-Samuel Williams Sr.; Lott to John Johnson 200 ac s of Tosneot Swamp. (Lott Family Newsletter, vol 1, #1, p 4)



Brinkley, Robert; grant; 12 Jan 1761; NC, Halifax Co.; 450 ac adj Samuel Williams, John Lott. (Margaret M. Hofmann, The Granville Distist of North Carolina 1748-1763, Vol 2 (1989), p 1655



Wiggins, Jesse; deed; 25 Jun 1799; GA, Montgomery Co.; wit-John Williams, Benj. Richardson, Arthur Lott; land from Clam Thronton. (Lott Family Newsletter, vol 2, #4, p 18)



Wiggins, Elihu; deed; 13 Jan 1807; GA, Bulloch Co.; wit-John Williams; land from Lockhart adj William Lott. (Lott Family Newsletter, vol 1, #4, p 138)



Lott, John; will; 4 Feb 1807; MS Terr, Washington Co.; ch-Elizabeth, Arthur, John, Robert, Jesse, Fanny; wit-Jas Ford & John Williams; bro-Robert Lott. (Alabama Genealogical Register, vol 5, p 120)



Lott, John Sr.; passport; 7 Nov 1807; GA; with Wm Williams & Samuel Newton; said with their families. (Mary G. Bryan, Passports Issued by Governors of Georgia 1810-1820, (n.p.: National Genealogical Society, 1964), p 4



Lott, William; land; 17 Sep 1811; MS Terr., Pearl River; next to John Williams & John McGuffee; located in sector 3, 18W. (Marilyn Davis Hahn, Old St. Stephens's Land Office Records and American State Papers Public Land 1768-1888, 1 (n.p.: n.p., 1983), p 13

Subj: Re: Lott family

Date: 12/11/97

To: ALeath98



In a message dated 97-11-22 22:11:52 EST, you write:



<< If you ever want to write a little biography of Arthur Lott, we would consider publishing that, since he was one of the county's earliest residents, even before the county was organized. We can get away with articles about folks if they are written as a biography with less emphasis on the genealogy. :)>>



Andy, I don't have enough on Arthur to attempt that even after 20 years of study. I am making some strides, however, and may be able to in a few years. I have formed an on-line Lott research group and we are doing some real hashing of events. Would you like me to include you in this?

<< Just out of curiosity, what happened to all the children of Arthur Lott? I know what happened to Mary Ann & E. E. Lott family, and also the Page Family and the dau. who married Solomon J. Lott. But what about your McClungs and also the dau. who married J. J. Lott? >>



I don't know what happened to John James Lott. He was in the C.W. and the 1867 Voter Reg, (I think) but not in 1870 census. He must have left the state. The McClungs left Smith Co. in 1859 for Johnson Co. and in 1866 settled in Wadesville, Navarro Co. That's where I'm from (Corsicana at least).



I have written another article that I would like to have you consider. Arthur Lott gave the McClungs a slave girl named Beady for their marriage in 1850. This girl's son was named Scot Ward. He lived to be about 100 years old and was included in an oral history of Navarro Co. as the last living slave. He told a wild tale of an Indian raid in Johnson Co. and a fight at Comanche Peak. I have dug into this story and it is mostly myth, but in the course have discovered who Beady's mother was and a little about her ancestry. This might be of interest to Black genealogists in Smith Co. John

Subj: Re: William Williams

Date: 97-12-11 20:51:40 EST

From: lbarron@fas.harvard.edu (Lucy Barron)

To: Kerrygmo@aol.com (Kerrygmo)

CC: JBarron933@aol.com (John Barron)



The fact that John LOTT came further south from Edgecombe Co., NC and that you have a William WILLIAMS in your spouse's line is of interest to me. Have you traced the WILLIAMS line?



This may mean that your LOTT was a sister, daughter of John LOTT, Jr.



A William WILLIAMS died in Dekalb Co., TN around the 1820s. He was married to Lucreasy or Lucretia BRASWELL and was a junior, I think. This WILLIAMS line lived in Nash and/or Edgecombe Counties and before that Bertie Co., NC. They were closely intertwined with the BRASWELL-BRACEWELL families. This is not my direct line so I don't know much about it; but there are lots of people who descend from this line and know a lot, including Nona WILLIAMS (nona@MCI2000.com) who publishes a BRASWELL newsletter. Have you checked out the BRASWELL mailing list (braswell-l@emcee.com)? All past messages are archived and can be looked at on the Braswell Family homepage. Lucy Barron (John's daughter), Lexington, MA

Subj: Web Page

Date: 97-12-23 12:33:02 EST

From: JMorris811

To: JBarron933



On one of my surnames [Mullins] , a wonderful Web page has been started. I just wanted to pass it along <http://www.futureone.com/~burgess/mullins.html> and ask that you check this out as to how it is set up. I have gotten more info from this than from any of my surname list. Would be wonderful if you could set up a page like this with what you know of the Lotts and info can be added as you get it. Just a thought I wanted to pass along. Thanks for sending all the Lott Circle info which I fwd. to those who aren't on the internet but Lott researchers also. Janice

Subj: RE: Lott/Williams connections

Date: 97-12-25 13:28:04 EST

From: lottj@ix.netcom.com (Joseph Lott)

To: Kerrygmo@aol.com (Kerry Girolamo (E-mail))

CC: JBarron933@aol.com (John Barron (E-mail))



Kerry, I don't know if this helps with the Indian connection, but William Walter (Choctaw Bill) Williams and Penelope Richardson had a son named Robert C. Williams (b. 1819 in Bulloch Co, GA, d. 1891 in St Tammany Parish, LA) who married Nancy Moose Jenkins (b. 1819 in St Tammany Parish, LA and d. 1903 in St Tammany Parish, LA). Nancy's father was Abner Jenkins (b. 1795 in SC and d. 1877 in St Tammany Parish, LA). Abner's father is believed to have been Jack or Jock Jenkins who was a Choctaw Indian. He is recorded in the treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, 1830 as desiring citizenship in Aug 1831. He is shown in the 1830 Madison Co, MS census with an address of Robinson Road, Oknoxoby, MS. There were 3 children under the age of 10 in the household. I don't understand how Abner was born in SC in 1795 if his father was a Choctaw and I have no info on the mother, but it was another possible Indian connection for the Williams. Regards, JL

Subj: Descendants of William Williams

Date: 97-12-25 13:27:49 EST

From: lottj@ix.netcom.com (Joseph Lott)

To: Kerrygmo@aol.com ('Kerrygmo@aol.com')

CC: JBarron933@aol.com (John Barron (E-mail))



Kerry, Here is what information I have on Choctaw Bill Williams. Most of it came from Broderbund WFT Files. I would very much like to find out who are the parents or siblings of his mother, Ann Lott. If you are interested, I also have quite a bit on the ancestors of Penelope Richardson, Choctaw Bill's wife. I think the book you are looking for is one of the two referenced in the report below. Also, I confirm that Byrd Williams was a brother to Elizabeth and Sarah, children of Simon Williams. Please let me know if this doesn't come through properly or if you would like the Word File that it came from. Regards, JL

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Children of William Williams



1. William Williams, born 1747; died WFT Est. 1748-1838. He married (1) Ann Lott 1770.

Children of William Williams and Ann Lott are:

i. John Williams, born 1772 in GA; died 1836 in Hinds Co, MS; married Frances Jane Richardson

WFT Est. 1803-1830.



Notes for John Williams: children: Samuel, James, Bird, Margaret Ann, Marie, Eliza



ii. Simon Williams, born 1774 in Burke Co, GA; died 1851; married Tabitha Byrd 1795 in Bulloch Co, GA.



Notes for Simon Williams: children: Joel, Robert, Mary Ann, Martha Ann, William, Byrd, Elizabeth, Sarah, Harriet, John, Benjamine



iii. William Walter Williams, born 1776 in Bulloch Co, GA; died Abt. 1825 in Washington Parish, LA; married Penelope Richardson 1802 in Bulloch Co, GA.



Notes for William Walter Williams:



"Choctaw Bill" was an expert negotiator with Choctaws and was able to convince them that peace should prevail between the white man and red man. He sold property in Bullock Co, GA to his brother, John, in 1801. A passport to travel through Indian Lands was issued to Wm. Williams and Benjamin Richardson II, Oct. 8, 1807; and again to Wm. Williams and his family, and a John Richardson on Nov 7, 1807. He settled along Bogalusa Creek, along with Jacob Miller, David, John and Fanny Mizell, and James Thomas. Bill and Penelope are buried in either the Richardson Cemetery near Enon or the Cooper Cemetery in Sun. (Cooper Cemetery located west of Sun, near Whit Talley Road on unnamed road.)



Residences:

1801 - Montgomery Co, GA

1807 - Bullock Co, GA

1807 - St. Tammany Parish, LA



Census:

1820 in Washington Parish, LA

1830 - Penelope is listed with 3 children and head of the household.



References:

They Came West, by DAR

On Through The Years, by Holden



Notes for Penelope Richardson:



Buried in Richardson Cemetery near Enon

Williams children: Robert C., William Walter III, Susannah (Susie), Sarah (Sallie), Virginia (Jenny), Mary, John



iv. Herron Williams, born 1778; died WFT Est. 1779-1868.



v. Samuel L. Williams, born October 27, 1781 in VA; died WFT Est. 1812-1871; married Polly Everett Higgins WFT Est. 1812-1846.

=====



Regards, JL

Subj: RE: Sarah Watkins, wife of Arthur Lott

Date: 97-12-26 13:22:08 EST

From: lottj@ix.netcom.com (Joseph Lott)

To: JBarron933@AOL.COM (John Barron (E-mail))

CC: dflott@datastar.net (Dan Lott (E-mail))



John, Review of John Watts Family Group. I'm finally back on line after two weeks of email difficulties and personal problems. I went over the family group you sent and shown below is where we disagree or where I might be able to provide some more info if you would like. Unless otherwise indicated, we have the same data or my file wasn't as complete as yours. I will add two minor items of information to my file based on the information you sent about someone already in my file. I will use your email as the source until I can cite a more direct source.



Change of Email Address. Although I will continue to receive my mail at Tandem, I decided I'd rather have all this non-business traffic go to my personal email account so please send any further mail to the address this message comes from.



Genealogical Software. I'm using Family Tree Maker for Windows (FTW) 4.0 from Broderbund. It works pretty well on most things and is very good on the basics. They have greatly improved the source field since the last release and you can put a lot of information in that field if you wish. I use it for every entry so I can track where the information came from. It also does a pretty good job with outlines and genealogical reports (3 standard formats that you can combine into a book with an index of names). You can export the reports to RTF or TXT files and then manipulate them with your favorite word processor. It also has the capability of holding digital images and I am contemplating putting many of mine into the file although I am concerned about the size of the file becoming too big (it is already at 16 MB) for the software to properly handle it.



It has two big drawbacks. First, you can't really export the outline report or family group sheets to a text file (although you can make a GEDCOM file), nor can you do "cut and paste" with the information. That means it is tough to give someone an outline unless you do it as a GEDCOM of FTW file transfer. That's really inconvenient if you want to send an outline in the body of an email to check it with someone else. Second, it doesn't give you any database searching capabilities other than name. For example, I might want to see all the Watts born in Covington Co, MS between 1800 and 1815. Now, I have to scroll through all the Watts (which can be ordered by birth date), but then stop and look at each family sheet to check on birth location.



Finally, it is tightly integrated with the FTW web site resources and the CDs so if you are buying their information, it is much more convenient to be on their software. Regards, JL

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Here is what I have on the John Watts family with my annotations preceded by my name:



Subject* John WATTS

Birth* c __ ___ 1799 GA.

[Joseph Lott] I record his name as John B. Watts and show him born in Tattnall Co.

Death* b __ ___ 1855 MS (Andrew L. Leath, Abstracts of the Smith County Probate Records, Smith County, Texas 1846-1880 (Tyler, TX: Smith County Hist Soc, 1984), Said to be heirs of son John Watts.). [Joseph Lott] I have his death in 1866 in Covington Co, MS

Father* Thomas WATTS (1771-1854)

[Joseph Lott] I have his name as Thomas H. Watts

Mother* Elizabeth LOTT (1782-1830)

Marriage* 19 Aug 1822 MS (Thomas & Baker. 1980. Miss. Lin. Charts, vol 1 # 2).

Spouse* Penelope LOTT

Birth* c __ ___ 1803 GA (Sue Miklas (4 Raven Hills Ct., Colorado Springs, CO 80919) to John C. Barron concerning Lott/Watts family genealogical data, 1996, Gave birth, marriage, and death data.).

Death* a __ ___ 1870 MS.

[Joseph Lott] I have her born in Tattnall Co and death in Covington Co, MS

Father* Arthur LOTT (1750-1812)

Mother* Sarah Ann CLAPP (1770-1830)

[Joseph Lott] I record her mother as Sarah Watkins

Twelve Children

[Joseph Lott] I only have 11 children

___________________________________________________________________________

?/M Wadkins WATTS

Birth* __ ___ 1823 (Dan Lott letters and personal communication, 1997.) [Joseph Lott] I don't have this child. I'll talk with Dan.

___________________________________________________________________________

?/M Claiborne WATTS

Birth* __ ___ 1825 (Dan Lott letters.) [Joseph Lott] I don't have this child. I'll talk with Dan.

___________________________________________________________________________

?/M Arthur WATTS

Birth* __ ___ 1826 (Dan Lott letters.)[Joseph Lott] I don't have this child. I'll talk with Dan.

___________________________________________________________________________

?/M Thomas Lott WATTS

Birth* __ ___ 1828 MS (Dan Lott letters.).

Census* __ ___ 1850 (Covington Co., MS 1850 (p 299) Thomas L age 22 b MS).

Death* 21 Jun 1862 (Dan Lott letters.)

Marriage* __ ___ ____ Sarah OATES (Dan Lott letters.)

Son: George WATTS

Son: Thomas Marion WATTS

___________________________________________________________________________

?/F Patience R. WATTS [Joseph Lott] I have her listed as Patience P. Watts

Birth* c __ ___ 1832 MS.

Census* __ ___ 1850 (Covington Co., MS 1850 (p 299). Patience R. age 18 b MS).

___________________________________________________________________________

?/F Eliza WATTS

Birth* c __ ___ 1834 MS.

Census* __ ___ 1850 (Covington Co., MS 1850 (p 299). Eliza age 16 b MS). [Joseph Lott] I have her listed as Elizabeth although I show Eliza as a possible name, too. I show her birth date as November 02, 1833 and that she married Henry Taylor (1831-1862). She has one child: John Claiborne Taylor.

___________________________________________________________________________

?/F Martha A. WATTS

Birth* c __ ___ 1835 MS.

Census* __ ___ 1850 (Covington Co., MS 1850 (p 299). Martha A. age 15 b MS). [Joseph Lott] I have her listed as Martha Amanda Watts (b. March 07, 1835 d. August 28, 1912). She married Francis Marion Watts in 1854. He was born March 15, 1833 in Covington Co, MS and died November 17, 1920. They had the following children: George W. Watts,

Reubin Watts, Mollie Watts, and Martha Amanda Watts.

___________________________________________________________________________

?/F Catharine WATTS

Birth* c __ ___ 1837 MS.

Census* __ ___ 1850 (Covington Co., MS 1850 (p 299). Catharine age 13 b MS).

___________________________________________________________________________

?/F Angeline WATTS

Birth* c __ ___ 1840 MS.

Census* __ ___ 1850 (Covington Co., MS 1850 (p 299). Angeline age 10 b MS).

___________________________________________________________________________

?/F Rhoda V. WATTS

Birth* c __ ___ 1843

Census* __ ___ 1850 (Covington Co., MS 1850 (p 299). Rhoda V. age 7 b MS).

___________________________________________________________________________

?/F William G. WATTS

Birth* c __ ___ 1845 MS.

Census* __ ___ 1850 (Covington Co., MS 1850 (p 299). Wm. G. age 5 b MS). [Joseph Lott] I have him listed as William George Watts (b. May 6, 1845 in Covington Co, MS). He married first Mary McGrew in 1867 in Perry Co, MS. She was born about 1845. He married second Lizzie Moore in 1892.

___________________________________________________________________________

?/F Julia A. R. T. WATTS

Birth* __ ___ 1849 MS.

Census* __ ___ 1850 (Covington Co., MS 1850 (p 299). Julia A.R.T. age 11/12 b

MS). [Joseph Lott] I have her listed as Julia Artemisia Watts (b. Jul 27, 1849 in Covington Co, MS and d. Oct 12, 1912 in MS). She married George M. Dallas Watts on Mar 2, 1869. He is the son of Lewis H. Watts and Jenny Easterling. George was born on Jan 6, 1844 in Perry Co, MS and died on Mar 16, 1913 in MS. I record one child: Minnie Lee Watts.

___________________________________________________________________________



[Joseph Lott] I also have the following children for John Watts that are not shown above: Nathan A. Watts (b. abt 1835) Mary Watts (b. abt 1830) m. George Washington Lott (b. abt 1824), son of Robert Lott and Jennie McCarty. They had nine children: Thomas, Elizabeth, Martha Penelope, F. B., J. C., Jefferson J., R. S., Allis A., and George Washington Jr.

Subj: Re: Lott/Williams connections

Date: 97-12-27 00:16:50 EST

From: Kerrygmo

To: lottj@ix.netcom.com

CC: JBarron933



Joseph, Thanks for writing. You have hit on the Williams family that I am researching. I have fit the information you sent into the tree that I had started. I think I have it connected pretty well so far. We still don't have an answer for the parents of our Ann Lott though. I would be interested in the Penelope Richardson information you have as she was a half-sister to my wife's John Richardson with their father being Benjamin Richardson. I would also like the Word file you mentioned. (sounds like I want it all!!) Please look at the chart below and see how I have fit what information I had into this line. As you can see, the Richardson line married into the Williams line quite a bit.



I noticed the name Sarah in the information you sent. Could this have come from a possible connection of Ann Lott to Sarah Lott? John, are there any other names that look common? This could also show an association with the Choctaws through Sarahs family and Jenkins family Joseph spoke about in his other letter. Kerry



1 William Williams b: 1747

.. +Ann Lott b: 1752 m: 1770

... 2 John Williams b: 1772 in Georgia d: 1836 in Hinds County, Mississippi

....... +Frances Richardson b: 1776 d: Aft. 1850 in Bienville Parish, Louisiana m: May 1800 in Bulloch County, Georgia Father: Benjamin Richardson Mother: Sarah Mizell

........ 3 Samuel Williams

........ 3 James Williams

........ 3 Bird Williams

........ 3 Margaret Ann Williams

........ 3 Marie Williams

........ 3 Eliza Williams

... 2 Simon Williams b: 1774 in Burke County, Georgia d: 1851 in Rankin County, Mississippi ....... +Tibitha Byrd b: 1778 in Bulloch Co., Georgia d: in Rankin Co., Mississippi m: 1795 in Bulloch County, Georgia

........ 3 Elizabeth Williams b: 20 November 1820 in Mississippi d: 31 March 1893 in Cairo Springs, Jasper County, Texas

............ +Richard Albritton Richardson b: 1818 in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana d: 9 August 1866 in Halletsville, Lavaca County, Texas m: 1836 in Mississippi

Father: John Richardson Mother: Nancy Albritton

........ 3 Sarah Williams b: 20 November 1820

........ 3 Joel Williams

........ 3 Robert Williams

........ 3 Mary Ann Williams

........ 3 Martha Ann Williams

........ 3 William Williams

........ 3 Byrd Williams

........ 3 Harriet Williams

........ 3 John Williams

........ 3 [1] Benjamin Williams b: 2 July 1815 in Louisiana

............ +Penelope Richardson b: 11 October 1810 in Louisiana d: 28 June1865 Father: John Richardson Mother: Nancy Albritton

........ *2nd Wife of [1] Benjamin Williams:

............ +Emily Sudduth Conn m: 1866

... 2 William Walter Williams b: 1776

....... +Penelope Richardson d: 1841 in Washington Parish, Louisiana m: in Bulloch County, Georgia Father: Benjamin Richardson Mother: Sarah Mizell

........ 3 Susanah Williams

............ +Charles Knight b: 1785 in Virginia m: 1820 in Bullock County, Georgia

........ 3 William Williams III b: 1812

............ +Kesiah Morris

........ 3 Robert C. Williams b: 1819 in Bulloch County, Georgia d: 1891 in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana

............ +Nancy Moose Jenkins b: 1819 in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana d: 1903 in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana Father: Abner Jenkins

........ 3 Sarah Williams

........ 3 Virginia Williams

........ 3 Mary Williams

........ 3 John Williams

... 2 Herron Williams b: 1778

... 2 Samuel L. Williams b: 27 October 1781

Subj: Re: Lott/Williams connections

Date: 12/30/97

To: Kerrygmo



CC: lbarron@husc.harvard.edu,dflott@datastar.net,grg@iname.com,mil2rock,bellmer@narrow

s.com,jmorris811,petibonel,SIS1971,sandra@trsl.state.la.us,aubreyv,suej35@airmail.net,jgriffin@

destiny.esd105.wednet.edu



Kerry, there's just no way your Ann Lott isn't a descendant of John Lott. The Williams and Lott families were found together in NC, GA, and MS. You have just as much evidence of her kinship as any of us do. My guess is that she is the dau of the John born about 1720 that I call John2.

John Barron

Subj: Lott Circle: Robert Stephen Lott

Date: 97-12-27 01:13:19 EST

From: lottj@ix.netcom.com (Joseph Lott)

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Does anyone have any record of Robert Stephen Lott (b. abt 1825 in Montgomery Co, MS) who married Jamima Ingram? In particular, who was his father and mother and siblings? Thanks in advance, JL

Subj: Re: Early John Lotts

Date: 97-12-27 03:15:14 EST

From: lottj@ix.netcom.com (Joseph Lott)

To: JBarron933@aol.com ('John Barron')



Hi John, I finally loaded my WordPerfect converter file so I could read your manuscript in Word. It is truly impressive. I think there are some more John Lott records which you should factor into your research. They might help in some way, although it is equally likely that they will raise other questions. I will root around my records and try to send you what I have in a few days. Seems to me that there was a will by Elizabeth Joyner's father, there was some kind of appointment for road building in Wilson Co, and a few other odds and ends.



From my perspective, there are two key issues that this paper addresses: What is the lineage of the John Lotts (which contains the side issue of which Lott was married to Elizabeth Joyner) and what was the role of John Lott and sons in the Revolution. This is probably the best treatment of the available literature that I have seen and you have moved me closer to your position although I need to study this some more before making up my mind. My intuition tells me that another issue (which may be implicit in your paper) deals with the migration west and the reasons for it. For example, there are the travels of Solomon Lott and his sons through Tennessee and into MS and then back to GA.



Give me a few days to reflect and dig around my records to see if there are any supporting or opposing documents that I can send you. I will try to give you a reasoned review of the major points as well. I appreciate being given a chance to review this and will keep it to myself until you make it public. Regards, JL

Subj: Re: Sarah Watkins, wife of Arthur Lott

Date: 12/30/97

To: lottj@ix.netcom.com



CC: lbarron@husc.harvard.edu,dflott@datastar.net,grg@iname.com,mil2rock,kerrygmo,bellme

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In a message dated 97-12-27 01:12:59 EST, you write:



<< Still trying to find any information about birth date and location, death date and location, and marriage date and location for Sarah. Do you have any?>>



Well, I think that we can scratch Watkins as her maiden name due to the admission of Carroll Watts about it being simply his guess. As to the age, if her first child was born in 1788 and last in 1810 then we can approximately bracket her birth year as no earlier than 1765 and no later than 1773. The Lotts were in GA, then and I'll bet she was born there. I'd like to know when and where she died. Second husband John Warren died about 1825 (I think), but I can't find Sarah in the 1830 census. I also wonder about probate for Arthur Lott. John

Subj: Re: Indian Affairs Letter

Date: 12/30/97

To: lottj@ix.netcom.com



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In a message dated 97-12-27 01:13:01 EST, you write:



<< Can you help me sort out the family relationships of all these people below? I have some of them but not all and in some cases I acquired them through their spouse relationships and not their direct relationship to Arthur Lott clan. >>



I haven't tried to figure them out as yet. We need to check 1860-1900 censuses to do it. I'll bet Dan Lott has done this. I know that at least one of Arthur's sons or his widow (Nathan, I think) came to Austin Co., TX, by 1860. John

Subj: Re: Early John Lotts

Date: 12/30/97

To: lottj@ix.netcom.com



In a message dated 97-12-27 03:15:14 EST, you write:



<< I think there are some more John Lott records which you should factor into your research. >>



Thanks, Joe. I do have some more records on them that aren't in the paper. The Joyner will needs to be included for sure. I don't remember having any Wilson Co. records and that might help to place John1 in NC while sons and grandsons went to GA.



You're so right about bringing up more questions than answers. My former science background (fish and wildlife biology) was the same way: every finding brought up more questions. But we just have to keep plugging. I have made a data base of events that have a name, date, and location. They may or may not show any linked relationships, but putting them in various orders really helps and that is how I started this paper.



I would be interested in what inspired them to move from place to place. Like you have said they were land speculators big time. I feel sure that there was a recession in Georgia in the 1805-10 time frame. You can see that in the amount of sheriff's sales of land. Some of John3's sons lost their land in this manner I think. That may have been what made them pack up and head for Miss. Something else to check out. John

Subj: My Lotts

Date: 97-12-30 09:14:10 EST

From: sandra@trsl.state.la.us

To: jbarron933@aol.com, lbarron@husc.harvard.edu, AubreyV@aol.com,

bellmer@narrows.com, grg@iname.com, joe.lott@TANDEM.com

CC: jgriffin@destiny.esd105.wednet.edu, lottj@ix.netcom.com



Since I just received mail asking what my Lott lineage is, thought maybe whoever wishes to might be willing to share what their's is also. I think, my first linkup came with John Barron, so perhaps he already knows most of our lineages; but here goes anyway:



My lineage is:



1- Arthur "Killed by the Indians" Lott

2- Arthur Lott, Jr.

sp- Elizabeth Watts (daughter of his uncle?)

3- Elizabeth Lott b. 1832 MS

sp -- Cowan McClung b. 1822 TN

4- Beulah Jane McClung b. 25 Dec 1865 Kerens TX, Navarro Co.

sp- Reverend Rufus Bell Evans

5- Abner Norman Evans, DD, b. 1888 Corsicana TX

Sp-Lucile Hall, b. 12 May 1890, d. Nov. 1967

6- Beulah Alice Evans b. 1908 Dublin, TX

sp- James Richard Taylor b. 1906, d. 21 Apr 1978

7- Sandra Lucile Taylor b. 2 Aug 1936

sp- Dr. Donald Elbert Casey b. 29 Dec 1934, d. 6 Nov 1980

8- Dr. Michael David Casey b. 4 Oct 1957

8- Dr. Jennifer Kathleen Casey b. 14 Oct 1959

8- Mrs. Laura Lynn Casey Chavez b. 24 Jan 1962

8- Dr. Richard Evans Casey b. 24 Jul 1963

8- Shannon Trina Casey b. 12 Mar 1971

8 - Robert Taylor Casey b. 24 Jun 1974



Happy Holidays! Sandra T. Casey

Subj: Re: Lott/Williams connections

Date: 97-12-30 23:30:23 EST

From: Kerrygmo

To: JBarron933

CC: lbarron@husc.harvard.edu, dflott@datastar.net

CC: grg@iname.com, MIL2ROCK, bellmer@narrows.com

CC: JMorris811, PetiboneL, SIS1971

CC: sandra@trsl.state.la.us, AubreyV

CC: suej35@airmail.net

CC: jgriffin@destiny.esd105.wednet.edu



John, I agree. I think we need to include the Richardson line in here as well. They traveled the same NC>GA>MS basically. They did spend some time in St. Tammany and Washington Parish, LA. They married into this Williams line a good bit and the Allbritton line that seemed to travel with them also. I just need to do some more work. Kerry

Subj: Lott/Williams connections

Date: 12/31/97

To: Kerrygmo



CC: lbarron@husc.harvard.edu,dflott@datastar.net,grg@iname.com,mil2rock,bellmer@narrow

s.com,jmorris811,petibonel,SIS1971,sandra@trsl.state.la.us,aubreyv,lottj@ix.netcom.com,suej35

@airmail.net,jgriffin@destiny.esd105.wednet.edu



Kerry, thought you might be interested in the following.



NORTH CAROLINA HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL REGISTER.

VOL. I. APRIL, 1900. NO. 2.



ABSTRACT OF WILLS. (Executed and probated prior to 1760. Compiled from the originals in the office of the Secretary of State at Raleigh, N.C. The later date indicates the day of probate).



Alston, John. February 20, 1755; December 2, 1758. Sons Solomon, William, and Phillip, daughter Mary Seward,.daughter Elizabeth Williams, daughter Sarah Kearney, daughter Charity Dawson, wife Mary, grandson John Alston son of Solomon, Elizabeth daughter of W. M. Alston, granddaughter Pattie daughter of Joseph John Alston, grandson William son of Phillip Alston, John Alston son of James, son James. Test, Seasbrook Wilson, Thomas Byrd, Joseph Parker.



*John Alston first appears in Chowan Precinct in 1714. He probably came with his wife from Surry County, Va. His son Solomon was of age in 1727; he is found conveying real estate at that time. John Alston settled at or near Gatesville in Gates County, it being at the time a part of Chowan. Son Phillip married Winnefred Whitmell. daughter of Thomas Whitmell and wife Elizabeth Hunter Bryan, daughter of Lewis Bryan and wife Elizabeth Hunter of Bertie County, N.C. Daughter Mary married first Henry Guston of Edgecombe; second William Seward of Isle of Wight County, Va. Daughter Elizabeth married William Williams, who lived in Martin County. Daughter Sarah married Phillip Kearney. Charity Alston married John Dawson. Wife Mary was Mary Clark before her marriage. Solomon Alston married Ann Hinton. daughter of Col. John Hinton. James Alston married ____ Chancy, related to Ruth Chancy, who married ____ Baker.

=========================

November 29, 1752, John Lott of Duplin County, NC, sold to Solomon Alston, Jr., of Edgecombe Co., NC, for 15 [pounds] Virginia currency 200 acres on Contentnea Creek (patented by John Lott on April 25, 1745); witnessed by James Turner, Jr. and John Alston. (from Deed Book 4, p 425).

Subj: question

Date: 97-12-31 18:38:12 EST

From: dflott@datastar.net (Dan Lott)

Reply-to: @datastar.net

To: Jbarron933@AOL.COM (john barron)



John, I've put several sets of Lott information gleaned from various Marion County court records on the net to you over the last couple of weeks. I wanted to know whether you received them.



I've only now determined (I think) how to send things to a group so in the future, I will post info to the whole group. I've more info I obtained today that will help in establishing a time line for the period 1807-1850 (when we have the first census).

Could you provide me a complete list of all those in the Lott circle. I have quite a few e-mail addresses and I don't know who they are.

Subj: Lott Circle

Date: 97-12-31 23:16:38 EST

From: suej35@airmail.net (Suzanne Cain)

Reply-to: suej35@airmail.net

To: JBarron933@AOL.COM

CC: lbarron@husc.harvard.edu, grg@iname.com, MIL2ROCK@AOL.COM,

Kerrygmo@AOL.COM, bellmer@narrows.com, JMorris811@AOL.COM



Happy New Year Y'all, Feel a little like a June bug getting ready to fly across the eight lane. Have enjoyed the comment and debate on the early Lotts. John, have you come to any documented conclusions on Absalom Lott's (married to Canzada Burt) parents? If so what was the relatonship to the Lotts in Smith Co., TX?



If any of you MS researchers find a marriage for these two call me. Have seen a transposed name (Absalom Burt and Canzada Lott) Dec 1827. Family Bible cites 25 Dec 1827, so do other family and CH records. No place names. John thinks date off ten years because of children's age. Could be, but also could have lost first family. Opinions please? Sue C.



Albritton

Nancy 86

Alford

Elizabeth 58

Alston

Charity 91

Elizabeth 91

James 91

John 91

Joseph John 91

Mary 91

Pattie 91

Phillip 91

Sarah 91

Solomon 91

Solomon Jr. 91

W. M. 91

William 91

Armstrong

John 45

Baker

John 45

Basset

Thomas 45

Baylis

Birdie 76

Eugene E. 76

George W. 76

Julia E. 76

Mamie D.L. 76

Mary F. 76

Bell

Nathaniel 66

Blitch

Frances 26, 34

Boggs

Milton Lloyd 26

Sandra Louise 26

Boone 19

Bowen

Catherine 58, 59

Bozeman

H. B. 66

Braswell

Lucretia 80

Brewer

Mary 23

Brinkley

Robert 79

Brown

Elizabeth 31, 55

Broxton

George 22

Bryan

Elizabeth Hunter 91

Lewis 91

Bryant

Mary 61

Burt 68

Canzada 2, 92

Byrd

Tabitha 81

Thomas 91

Tibitha 19, 86

Cain

John 65

Capps 47

Sarah 43

Casey

Donald Elbert 90

Jennifer 28

Jennifer Kathleen 90

Laura Lynn 90

Michael 28

Michael David 90

Richard Evans 90

Robert Taylor 90

Sandra 29

Shannon Trina 90

Chancy

Ruth 91

Cheatham 29

Clapp 47, 63

Sarah Ann 52, 61, 63, 71, 76, 84

Clark 29

Mary 91

Conn

Emily Sudduth 87

Conway

Jeremiah 45

Cook

Anna 20

Copeland

Aaron 38

David Singleton 38

James 38

Joseph 38

Josiah 38

Lott 38

Nicholas 38

Peter 38

William 38

Cornell 49, 67

Cosilow 29

Cottengame

Rebecca 61

Criswell

David 45

Crockett

David 11

Davis 15

Absalom 22

Americus 22

Arthur 22, 59

Early 22

Francis 22

Herodius 22

Joel 22

Margaret 22

Rhoda 22, 60

Stafford 22, 59

Dawson

Charity 91

John 91

Deshultz 50, 52, 64

Dunn 67

Embry

Jonathan 65

Esterling

Jenny 85

Evans

Abner Norman 90

Beulah Alice 90

Rufus Bell 90

Everett

Ann 61

Fillingame 19

Ford

Jas. 79

John 44

Fox 29

Fulgham

Martha 61

Gaskins

David 58, 60

Frances 58

John 22, 60

William 59

Goodman 33

Griffin

John Wesley 53

Guston

Henry 91

Hall

Lucile 90

Harris

Rebecca 61, 68

Harrison

Wm. B. 11

Hartfield 19, 24

Hatcher 20

Hathorn

Guy 76

John Cooper 76

Lois 76

Lucy 76

Hatten 37

William 62

Hatton 2

William 57, 65

Hawkins

Benjamin 49, 67

Hays

Sam 78

Heard

Martha 58, 60

Herring

Cynthia 49

Hickman

Nath. 79

Higgins

Polly Everett 82

Hill

John 65

Hinson

Arlow H. 53

Elias 53

Hinton

Ann 91

John 91

Holden

Eleanor 50

Holton

N. J. 58

Hope

Eliza 2

Howell

Thomas 78

Huckaby

James 46

Hunter

Elizabeth 91

Huxford

Folks 5

Ingram

Jamima 87

Jenkins

Abner 81, 87

Jack 81

Nancy Moose 81, 87

Johnson 19, 29

H H 75

Henry 75, 77

John 79

Loucresia 24

R. H. 70, 77

R.H. 63

Silas 24

Jones

Deliah 61

Delilah 21, 27, 53, 57

Joyner

Absalom 37

Bethany 12

Elizabeth 1, 27, 30, 31, 53-55, 61-65, 70, 71, 74, 88

James 62, 70, 78

John 27, 31

Nehemiah 78

Solomon 37, 62, 70

Kearney

Phillip 91

Sarah 91

Kerr 11

Kirkham

Henry 45

Kirkland

Zilpha 60

Knight

Charles 87

Lee

Elizabeth 61

Lett

Arthur 2

Edward 2

John 2

Mary 2

Lewis

Edwin 45

Lightfoot 51, 64

Martha Dorcy 64

Lightsey

Stephen 38

Susannah 38

Linn

Jacob Jr. 65

Lott 34

Aaron 35, 37, 38

Abraham 1, 61, 71

Abram 2, 7

Absalom 2, 7, 27, 36, 39, 42, 56, 61, 64-67, 71, 92

Absolem 46, 49

Absolom 39, 43, 51

Addie 29

Addie E. 76

Alfred 61

Allis A. 85

Amos 45, 61

Ann 7, 8, 19, 68, 78, 81, 86, 87

Anna 3

Archable 33

Archibald 37

Arthur 1, 2, 4, 7, 12, 18-21, 24, 27-29, 31, 36, 37, 43, 44, 46, 48-52, 55, 56, 58, 61, 63-67, 71, 72, 75-77, 79, 80, 84, 88-90

Arthur J. 11, 16

Arthur Jr. 65, 90

Bessie 29

Canzada 39

Catherine 50

Celia 61

Charles C. 35

Clarence 24, 76

Clyde 24

Daniel 2, 22, 27, 38, 53, 56-58, 60, 62, 65, 71

David 59

Delilah 22, 60

Dell 29

Dora 29

E. E. 7, 19, 52, 79

Edgar 29

Edward 37

Elias 58

Elijah 49

Elisha 58, 59, 61

Elisha Everett 20

Elizabeth 22, 28, 29, 36, 38, 44, 45, 57-59, 61, 67, 71, 72, 76, 79, 83, 85, 90

Emile 6

Emsley 62

Everett E. 4

Ezekiel 61

F. B. 85

Fanny 44, 79

Frances 57, 59-61, 76

Francis 22

Frank 29

Gano 54

Gary 28

Gene 29

George 37, 76

George Washington 85

George Washington Jr. 85

Harvey 54

Henry 35

Hester Ann 58

Hiram 35

J. C. 85

J.J. 80

Jackson 49, 59

Jacob 25, 26, 46, 61

James 33, 36, 54, 62, 65

James N. 46

James Seward 59

Jean 57, 60

Jefferson J. 85

Jesse 11, 13, 16, 18, 26, 27, 33, 36, 44-46, 48, 56-58, 61, 62, 65, 79

Jesse "Bully" 49, 50

Jesse A. 76

Joel 22, 38, 57, 58, 60

John 1-4, 8, 10-13, 16, 18, 21, 25, 26, 30-33, 36-38, 43-46, 48-51, 53-55, 57, 60-63, 65, 71, 76-80, 87, 88, 91

John A. 52

John Franklin 25

John J. 25

John James 3, 80

John Jr. 5, 6, 13, 21, 25, 27, 32-34, 36, 38, 44, 53, 55, 56, 64-66

John Madison 58

John Sr. 2, 5, 6, 13, 24, 27, 38, 53, 54, 64, 68, 70, 79

Johnnie Major 61

Joshua 37, 45, 49, 50, 65

Katie 76

Laudice 35

Laura 76

Lee Warney 25

Littleton 35

Lloyd L. 25, 27

Luke 2, 18, 26, 30, 35, 42-46, 48, 49, 65, 71

Maggie 76

Margaret 22, 60

Marin 33

Mark 13, 21, 25-27, 34, 38, 53, 55-58, 60-62, 65, 71

Martha 75

Martha Jane 58

Martha Penelope 85

Mary 2, 4, 37, 49, 56, 57, 60, 65

Mary Ann 7, 79

Mary Jane 53, 58

Mathilda 8-10

Mattie 76

May 29

Nancy Ann 4, 7, 20

Nancy Jane 38

Narcissus 58

Nathan 30, 50, 55, 56, 61, 62, 65, 71, 76, 89

Nathan A. 76

Nathan L. 76

Patience 61, 71

Penelope 22, 57, 59, 61, 65, 67, 71, 72, 77, 84

Pennie 75

Penny 63

Phillip 61

Pollie 22, 27

Polly 62

R. S. 85

Rhoda 50

Richard 59

Robert 26, 35, 44-46, 48, 61, 64, 79, 85

Robert A. 11, 16, 17, 21, 35

Robert Stephen 87

Ruby 29, 76

Samuel L. 49

Samuel Vandiver 33

Sara Ann Elizabeth 33

Sarah 22, 44, 46, 57, 59, 65, 86

Sarah Ann 75, 76

Simon 8, 61, 76

Simon C. 76

Simon G. 76

Soloman 54, 75

Solomon 3, 25, 27, 45, 56, 57, 59, 61, 65, 66, 71, 88

Solomon J. 3, 20, 79

Solomon W. 76

Stephen 45, 61

Susannah 49

Sylvester 54

Synthia 49

Texanna 76

Thomas 22, 37, 60, 76, 85

Thomas W. 76

Trent 39

Vincent 25

William 12, 24, 27, 36, 45, 46, 49, 55, 56, 61, 65-67, 71, 79

Lotte

Ada 24

Mann

John 65

Marshall

Barbara Ann 10

McArthur

James 61

McCarty

Jennie 85

McClung 80

Beulah Jane 52, 90

Cowan 28, 29, 90

Sarah Eugenia 52

McElligott

Carroll 41

McGrew

Mary 85

McGuffee

John 79

Melton

Pollie 38

Meredith 66

Thomas 49, 67

Miller

Andrew 16

Celia 16

Jacob 82

Mizell

David 82

Fanny 82

John 82

Sarah 86, 87

Mobley

Susan 22

Moore

Arthur 44, 48

Edw 78

Lizzie 85

Morris 19

Kesiah 87

Lydia 25

Seaborn 25

Mullin

Helen 29

Mullins 80

Murrell

C.W. 45

Newbern

Jackson 22

Newton

Jacob 24

Joel 23

Joshua 24

Nathanial 23

Samuel 24, 79

Nichols

Elizabeth 26, 61

Henry 26

Isaac 26

James 9, 10

Mathilda 9

Rufus Alexander 10

Nuismer 29

Oglesby

James 57

OShultz 50, 64

Owens

Jesse 75

Sarah Ann 75

Page 79

Parker

Joseph 91

Perkins

Elizabeth Rebecca 67

Petersen

Mary 5

Peterson

Frances 59

John 22, 58, 59

Lucinda 53, 58

Lucy 22

Pickering

John 45

Powell

Eliza 50

Pugh

James 31

Randon

John 45

Rawls

Judith 21, 24

Rayburn

John 50

Thomas 50

Richardson

Benj. 79

Benjamin 78, 82, 86, 87

Frances 86

Frances Jane 81

John 82, 86

Penelope 81, 82, 86, 87

Richard Albritton 86

Ritchey

Rob 76

Sally 76

Roberts

Barbara 59

Daniel S. 60

Ella Lee 23

Gray S. 22

Gray Stock 59, 60

Henry S. 59

Joel 59

John 60

Martha Mariah 59

Mary 60

Robert 59, 60

Rockwell 29

Rogers

William 45

Seal

William 61

Seward

Mary 91

William 91

Shaw

William 45

Siau

Mamie Ruth 26

Smith

Elizabeth 7

Henry 19, 20, 28

Snell 67

Stedham

Moses 45

Strother

Ruby Sarah 26

Taunton

Martha Ann 33

Taylor

Henry 84

James 24

James Richard 90

John Claiborne 84

Sandra Lucile 90

Thomas

James 82

Thorn

Anna 4

William 3

Thornton

Clam 79

Townsend

Isebelle 26

William 26

Triplett

Mary 66

William 66

Turner

Ann 78

James 78

James Jr. 91

Tyner

Sarah 61

Vardeman

William 44

Vick

Mary 22, 59

Walker

Silvanus 44

Wall

Jesse 44

Ward

Araintha 22

Armintha 60

James Preston 60

Scot 80

Warren

Emily C. 76

John 68, 88

John Elias 63, 67

Joseph E. 76

Liberty E. 76

Ludie 76

Martha 61

Mary E. 76

Susan E. 75, 76

Susan M. 76

William W. 76

Watkins 47, 63

Sarah 43, 84

Sarah Ann 64, 65

Watts 19, 30, 36, 66

Angeline 74, 85

Arthur 73, 84

Carroll 63, 88

Catharine 73, 85

Claiborne 73, 84

Dicey 62

Elbert 52

Eliza 73, 84

Elizabeth 4, 19-21, 24, 28, 52, 71, 84, 90

Francis Marion 85

George 73, 84

George M. Dallas 85

George W. 85

Jesse 28

John 21, 24, 25, 61, 68, 72, 83

John B. 67, 83

Judith 24

Julia A. R. T. 74, 85

Julia Artemisia 85

Lewis H. 85

Martha A. 73, 84

Martha Amanda 85

Mary 85

Minnie Lee 85

Mollie 85

Nathan A. 85

Patience P. 84

Patience R. 73, 84

Reuben Sr. 28

Reubin 85

Rhoda V. 74, 85

Sarah 61

Thomas 4, 21, 24, 28, 36, 72, 83

Thomas H. 67

Thomas Lott 73, 84

Thomas Marion 73, 84

Wadkins 73, 84

William 61

William G. 74, 85

William George 85

Whitehead

Sarah Bodie 61

Whitmell

Thomas 91

Winnefred 91

Wiggins

Elihu 79

Jesse 79

Mary 61

Zilpha 61

Wilcox

John 22

Mark 22

Nancy 53

Williams 6

Benjamin 86

Benjamine 81

Bird 81, 86

Byrd 81, 86

Choctaw Bill 78, 81, 82

Eliza 81, 86

Elizabeth 81, 86, 91

George 78

Harriet 81, 86

Herron 82, 87

James 81, 86

Joel 81, 86

John 44, 79, 81, 82, 86, 87

Joseph D. 12

Margaret Ann 81, 86

Marie 81, 86

Martha Ann 81, 86

Mary 82, 87

Mary Ann 81, 86

Nathan 78

Nona 80

Robert 81, 86

Robert C. 81, 82, 87

Samuel 78, 81, 86

Samuel Jr. 79

Samuel L. 82, 87

Sarah 81, 82, 86, 87

Simon 8, 19, 78, 81, 86

Solomon 79

Susanah 87

Susannah 82

Virginia 82, 87

William 7, 19, 24, 68, 78, 80, 81, 86, 91

William III 87

William Walter 81, 82, 87

William Walter III 82

Wm. 79, 82

Wilson 15

Coats 23

Ella 23

Fernanco 23

Henry 23

John 22, 23

Mary 22

Seasbrook 91

Thomas 23

Witt

Robert 19

Woodward 66

Wooten

Elizabeth 23, 24

Hardy 23

Wright

Mary Ann 23

Nancy Ann 26

Wynns

Benj. 79