Attala Register, Attala Co MS
Elizabeth H. HADEN and Nathaniel H. FELTS were married in May 1825 in Logan County, Kentucky.264,603 Nathaniel H. FELTS92,255, son of Augustine FELTS and Phebe ROSE, was born on 17 February 1788 in Halifax County, North Carolina.604,605 He died about 1844 at the age of 56 in Kosciusko, Attala County, Mississippi.499,605
Some doubt exists as to the proper ancestry of Nathaniel H. Felts. Most Felts researchers give his father as Archibald Felts who lived in Logan Co, but it appears Archibald had a brother, Augustine, who also moved to Logan Co at a later time and did live near James Haden. The will of Archibald Felts states that he had a son named Nathaniel - the "H" was not present. A Felt researcher has told me that Augustine also had a son and that either in his will or some document of estate settlement, his son was listed as Nathaniel H. Felts - I have not seem this document. Another factor involved is that Nathaniel H. and Elizabeth Haden Felts named a daughter "Augusta". There was also a Nathaniel W. Felts living in Logan Co, perhaps slightly younger than Nathaniel H. Felts - he is often seen as a son of Charles who was a son of Archibald but this seems a bit difficult to work out timewise and there is no indication whatever that Charles ever lived in Logan Co. It seems more likely that Nathaniel W. is the son of Archibald, not this Nathaniel that married Elizabeth H. Haden.
Augustine Felts first appears on the Logan Co tax rolls in 1824. The following year, 1825, there are two Nathaniel Felts, neither with a middle initial. One has land on the Gasper River, the other has only himself and a horse to declare. Nathaniel H. Felts married Elizabeth Haden that year of 1825, and she had inherited land from her deceased father - it was on the Gasper. By 1828, Nathaniel H. is listed twice - for himself on the Gasper River and as Administrator of James Haden,dec'd [his father in law] - and Nathaniel W. with only himself and two horses, no land. In 1830, Nathaniel H. Felts declared tax for himself, as Administrator of James Haden, dec'd, and as agent for Josiah Newman and William M. Haden, two of his brothers-in-law, who were living in Mississippi - the land was that they had inherited from James Haden. This is the last year I noted Nathaniel H. Felts on the tax roll - his family also moved to Mississippi. He paid tax on 416 acres - see Deed Book U, p.233, below - this is the same acreage Nathaniel & Elizabeth sold in 1835.
Logan Co Court Records, Book 8
5 Oct 1829 Nathaniel H. Felts, David Spencer & Robert Woodward were Commissioners to assign the dower of Margaret Perry [widow of Thomas Perry]. WB D, p.251
1830 Census. Logan Co KY
Logan Co DB Q, p.352 14 Jan 1830. Nathaniel H. Felts & Eliza his wife sold 124 3/2 acres on waters of the Gasper River to David Spence. Conveyed to Felts by deed from James Perry & wife on 11 Apr 1826. Signed: Nat. H. Felts, Eliza H. Felts. JP's Thomas Blakey and Jno Barnett examined Eliza, who relinquished her rights. Rec. 5 Apr 1830.
2 Jun 1834 Settlement with the administrators of the estate of James Haden, Nathaniel H. Felts & Robert [sic - undoubtedly the widow Rebecca] Haden. WB e, p.357-364
Logan Co DB U, p.233 13 Oct 1835 Nat H. Felts & Elisa H. Felts of county of Attala and state of Mississippi to William Withers [Weathers] of Logan Co KY. For sum of $800 sell a tract in Logan Co on water of Gasper River. Corner to Ackerman on East bank of the creek; meanders of the Creek. Being tract alloted to Eliza H. Felts in the division of land of James Haden dec'd among his heirs, 150 acres. Also one other tract adjoining and lately occupied by John Ragan, corner to Ackerman & Spencer; corner to Hall & Maben, down the river with its meanders. 266 acres. Total of 416 acres. Signed: Nat H. Felts, Eliza H. Felts. Witness: M. J. Price, Thos. Blakey.
1840 Census. Attala Co MS
I found this in Madison Co MS, Will Book A. Presumably it is the same man.
Elizabeth H. HADEN and Nathaniel H. FELTS had the following children:
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