11. ABIGAIL OVERMAN2,12 was born on 19 March 1709 in Pasquotank County, North Carolina.1,2 She died on 13 February 1781 at the age of 71 in Deep River, Guilford County, North Carolina.1
Abigail was liberated to marry John Pike 9th month, 4th day, 1731.
Abigail is said to have stood up at the Cane Creek Monthly Meeting, early in 1751, and state "If Rachel Wright will go with me, we will attend the Quarterly Meeting at Little River in Perquimans County and ask that a meeting be set up here". This trip would have been about two hundred miles. She is also said to have preached to the soldiers at the army camps - from horseback and she was not allowed to dismount.
After the death of John Pike, Abigail left Cane Creek and went to Muddy Creek, near Deep River to live with her son. She was granted certificate for the New Garden Monthly Meeting on 1 Apr 1775.
ABIGAIL OVERMAN and JOHN PIKE were married on 4 September 1731 in Pasquotank County, North Carolina.1 JOHN PIKE1,10,12,13, son of SAMUEL PIKE and JEAN\JANE MCGREGORY, was born on 14 June 1702 in Pasquotank County, North Carolina.1,13 He died on 15 January 1774 at the age of 71 in Cane Creek, Orange County, North Carolina.1,13
Pasquotank MM: John was liberated to marry Abigail Overman, 4th day, 9th month, 1731 [Quaker dating].
At a Monthly Meeting held in Pasqt. at Hansbegun Creek at 4th day of 9th Month 1731. Freiends Met to Inquire into the affair of Said Meeting. John Pike & Abigail Overman "....are left to there lyberty to take Each other in Marriage when they please".
Cane Creek MM: John Pike son of Samuel and Jean was born 14th day, 4th month, 1702 in Pasquotank Co; He died 15th day, 1st month, 1774, aged between 71 and 72 years. Buried Cane Creek; there is a monument in the cemetery - however, it is said the stone was moved several times.
About 1735, the family moved to Westchester in Fairfax Co VA. He was granted a letter of transfer from Pasquotank to a new settlement on the Opecking River near Martinsbury in Frederick Co. John received the following land from his father's estate, but transferred it to his brothers.
PASQUOTANK DEEDS; Bjorkman
DB B, p.532-3 19 Oct 1744 John Pike of Frederick Co VA fell Heir by Birthright at the death of my Father a Tract called Half-way Tree. 325 acres. Line that was Matthew Raisins'. 162 1/2 acres on NE side of tract sold to Saml Pike for £10- a line run out between Samuel Pike, purchaser, and Benjamin Pike, Purchaser of the remain part of the afsd tract. Signed: John Pike. Wit: John Reed, Aaron Morris, Peter Symons. Proved by affirmation of Aaron Morris, Jan Court 1744/5.
DB B; 533-4 19 Oct 1744 John Pike of Frederick Co VA. Half-way Tree, 325 acres, line that was Matthew Reasons. Sold to Benjamin Pike for £10, 162 1/2 acres.
DB B, p.1 13 Jan 1746/7 Samuel Pike to Joseph Pritchard for £208. His Moiety or half part of 325 acres of Halfway Tree Land, being same that John Pike of Fred. Co in VA sold to me. To have been divided between sd Samuel Pike & Benjmain Pike his Brother but hath not been done. Wherein Samuel Pike now dwells on the NE side of the Tract. Sarah Pike, wife of Samuel. Wit: Benjn. Pritchard, Sarah Pritchard. Ack Jan Court 1746. Reg. Jan 1746/7.
The family moved to the new Cane Creek settlement about 1749. Abigail was a Quaker minister and it would have been normal for her to move to new areas and lend support.
Although they moved, it seems that they returned to Pasquotank where John paid taxes in 1769. His will was written 30 Mar 1771, proved Aug. 1774. He named sons, John, Samuel & Nathan; daughters Sarah Piggott, Anne Hughes, Susan Lee, Elizabeth Stuart, Ruth Wisner, and Rachel Williams. Executors were wife Abigail and son John. Witnesses were Thomas Hill and Priscilla Pike.
ABIGAIL OVERMAN and JOHN PIKE had the following children:
|Sarah PIKE4,12 was born on 26 February 1733 in Pasquotank County, North Carolina.13 She died on 11 May 1811 at the age of 78.4 |
Sarah married William Piggott, Jan 1751, Orange Co NC. He was the son of John and Margery (Browne) Piggott, born 8 June 1726, Cecil Co, MD and died 1 Mar 1770, Cane Creek.
Sarah married (2) to Abraham Elliott, 11 Aug 1774, Cane Creek. He was a son of John Elliott.
Sarah died at Cane Creek. There were thirteen children
|Susanna PIKE12,14 was born on 27 October 1737 in Frederick County, Virginia.13 She died about 1827 at the age of 90 in Economy, Wayne County, Indiana.12 |
Cane Creek MM; 1758, 7th m, 13th day. Susanna, dau of John & Abigail married William Lee. William was the son of William and Jane Lee, born 12 Oct 1729 in County Derry, Ireland, died about 1818 in Indiana.
Susanna died circa 1827, Wayne Co IN. There were twelve children.
|Elizabeth PIKE14 was born on 19 January 1739 in Frederick County, Virginia.13 She died on 31 March 1816 at the age of 77 in Cane Creek, Orange County, North Carolina.12 |
Cane Creek MM: 1759, 5th m, 17th d; Elizabeth, dau of John & Abigail, married Alexander Stuart. He was a son of Robert and Martha (Richardson) Stuart.
Elizabeth married (2) to John Doane, 14 Jan 1767, Cane Creek. John was the son of Joseph & Mary (Carter) Doane, born 30 Nov 1731, Middletown, Bucks Co, PA,died 6 Mar 1811, Cane Creek.
Elizabeth had twelve children.
|Samuel PIKE12,15 was born on 21 November 1741 in Frederick County, Virginia.13 |
John and Samuel were twins.
Cane Creek MM: 1768, 5th m 7th d. Samuel Pike dismissed.
Samuel married Susannah Ward, 7 May 1768, Cane Creek.