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Descendants of Christopher Thomas of "Barbados Hall"
(Generations 1 - 9)

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By: Edward Lining Manigault, Jr.

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Edward Lining Manigault, Jr.

Edward Lining Manigault, Jr.  was formerly a research manager for an international manufacturing corporation and holds 13 U. S. and several foreign patents. After retiring in 1991, he studied the history and genealogy of his Charleston family. He used internet sources, historical
publications, and personal investigation to expand his database to over 40,000 individuals. Manigault is a native of West Virginia, a graduate of WV Institute of Technology and Clemson University, and a Korean War veteran. He is married, with two children and five grandchildren. He lives in southern Ohio.
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 Dedication

To my mother, Isabella Thomas Manigault

and

To my daughter, Judith,
without whose help this book would not have been published.

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Preface and Acknowledgments

Because of the electronic age and availability of genealogical information on the internet, persons devoted to studying their family lineage seldom need to use the time- consuming and expensive research methods of the past. The belief that no information is acceptable unless it is personally verified is no longer always valid, though in some instances personal research may clear up individual questions and confirm data and familial relationships. Public records and other sources such as gravestones, news paper articles and, yes, even family Bibles, have been seen by the author to contain errors. Simply claiming that information is valid because it has been published may lead one to the duplication of previous errors. As with so much information submitted for public use, one must be aware that much of it can be incorrect, despite the best of intentions. Gathering data from so many disparate sources has led me to the conclusion that cross-checking data from multiple sources is the best method of verification, for my purposes.

This study was begun some ten years ago, gathering Thomas family information, starting with my mother’s application to the Daughters of The American Revolution. At first, it was simply an effort to expand and improve our knowledge of Thomas family genealogy for the private use of our family. No concerted effort was made to give proper credit to sources. Soon, it became obvious that crediting all sources was out of the question anyway, though I have included in this publication some general references. I am indebted to both electronic and archival sources for much of my data, particularly that which details the genealogies of our European ancestors.

In this book are several lines of descent from some well-known historical figures. They were included in the original text and have been retained as a matter of curiosity. Much of my data about European families comes from the world wide website “Stirnet Genealogy”, a thoroughly cross-linked reference source for information about hundreds of well-known European families. Many of you reading this are also descended from these or other well known families.

Many electronic sources have no references to author. In those cases, I have tried to indicate, by quotes, that the information was taken from such sources. If I have failed to do so, it was not by intent.

I offer the results of my research and compilation to any who can make use of it for their personal records, for genealogical research for private purposes, or for non-profit publication (as is this publication), but use of it for profit is prohibited without prior written permission.

I apologize to the reader for not having assembled an index for this book. It will be evident that an index would be nearly as long as the main text of the book.

Edward Lining Manigault, Jr.



References


The following sources are primary among those used to gather information presented in this publication. Some information was taken from previous publications researched by the author and should be considered “best available information”.

1. Marion County S. C. Abstracts of Deeds, Pg. 27 (37?)

2. “The Thomas Book” by Lawrence B. Thomas

3. Louise Heiselman’s book about Thomas History, revised Oct. 1993.

4. Electronic mail from T. M. Ackerman, 1998

5. “Sketches of Old Marlboro” by D. D. McColl

6. “Henrie Coursey of Dublin, Ireland: Some American Descendants”

7. “History of The Old Cheraws” by Alexander Gregg, Pgs. 93-94

8. Electronic mail from Sandi Anderegg, 1999

9. “Happy Heritage” by Lyndon Lee Cannon

10. “A History of Marlboro County” by J. A. Thomas

11. The Darlington County (S. C.) Historical Commission

12. “Quaker Families of South Carolina and Georgia” by William F. Medlin

13. “Hotten’s List of Emigrants to America”

14. “First Families of America”, Vol. I, Pg. 79

15. “Burkes Peerage and Baronetage” and “Burke’s Landed Gentry”




Introduction

First of all, this is not a book about the Thomas family, in the usual sense. It does not “tell a story” in the manner one might expect. It is mostly charts and lists and is intended to show the reader the family relationships (as best I have been able to discover), who married whom and who were their children or parents, where they lived, and in some cases, some of what they accomplished in life.

To begin with, the Thomas family of this study has been declared by many who have carefully researched the family origins, as probably having their first known residence in the area of Carmarthen, in southwestern Wales. The family line of interest to us then moved to England sometime after the 11th century and perhaps as late as the late 15th or early 16th century.

The earliest known Thomas in our ancestry is Edmond Thomas, born about 1495. He had a son, the Reverend Tristram Thomas (b. abt. 1522), of Brookplace, who was born in Sundrish, Chevening Parish, Kent. Tristram had three sons. Our line descended from his first son, Edmund, (b. about 1545). It was Edmund’s grandson, Christopher (1609-1670) who (bringing with him his motherless son, Tristram) immigrated to Virginia in 1635 and settled in Kent Island (now part of Maryland).

Christopher’s father, Tristram (1579-1641), was a “person of means” who had estates at Sandrich, Seven Oaks, Cheapstead Place, Cheveninge, and Sundrich, in England, and one in Wales. Because of the laws of primogeniture, Christopher, a 5th son, may have had little reason to stay at home, especially after having earlier lost his first wife. In the “new world”, Christopher, “the immigrant”, soon was a public figure, becoming a Member of the Maryland House of Burgesses, 1637 & 1638, as a delegate from Isle of Kent, Maryland.

Christopher and his son, Tristram, probably returned to England sometime after March, 1639, it is assumed shortly after his father’s death January 18, 1640/41, to settle his father's estate.

Young Tristram (1633-1686) stayed in England and Christopher returned to Maryland by 1664, when he applied for a land grant. Young Tristram married about 1655 to Anne Coursey of Dublin, probably a descendant of the de Courci family of France. Her brother, Col. Henry Coursey, of Chesterton-on-Wye, was Chief Justice of the Provincial Court 1684 -1685 and was, at his death, among the wealthiest men in America.

Christopher, “the immigrant”, returned to America via Barbados where he purchased five acres of land July 25, 1663. The land was near the Higgins plantation in St. Peter's Parish, where he married Mrs. Elizabeth Higgins in 1663-1664. On October 27, 1664, he applied



for his land grant for transporting himself, his family of three (including Elizabeth’s two daughters by her late husband), and three servants (7 persons at 50 acres for each), totaling 350 acres in all.

By April 18, 1665, Christopher had commissioned the surveying of the land he named "Barbados Hall", 350 acres on the south side of Chester River, south side of Corsica Creek, Queen Anne's County, Maryland. His son, Tristram (1633-1686), and Tristram's wife, Ann Coursey, returned in 1666 (at the invitation of Anne's brother, William, Sheriff of Calverton Co. Md.) and settled nearby in Talbot Co., on the Wye River, Maryland.

From Talbot Co., Maryland, where some of the family continued to live for generations, many of the family moved west and south. One group was the families of Tristram and Anne’s sons, Stephen, Simon, and Phileman, who moved to North Carolina variously from 1752 to 1769, where many of their descendants still live. It is these families with whom this book is primarily concerned. Of particular interest to the author, and covered in more detail, are descendants of Stephen (1705-1771) who married Mary Clothier and moved to Anson Co. (now in Richmond Co.), North Carolina in 1752 at the age of 47. Prior to that time, the family were Quakers, but soon became active in the Baptist Church. Stephen and Mary’s 2nd son, Stephen (1736-1808), married Rachel Pratt about 1756.

Stephen and Rachel’s second son, Stephen, married Susannah Benton of Darlington, S. C. about 1788 and settled in the Pee Dee area of South Carolina. Their son, James, married Elizabeth Steele and lived in her home town, Olanta, in Florence Co., South Carolina.

James Madison Thomas, son of James and Elizabeth, married Hannah Jones of Williamsburg Co., S. C. They became charter members of the Lake City Baptist Church and had five children. Their third son, Fulton Courtney Thomas, married Bloom Smith of Schulenburg, Fayette County, Texas.

Bloom and F. C., as he was known, were prominent citizens of Manning, South Carolina and strong supporters of the Baptist Church. They had four surviving children, Horace Murchison, Joe Smith, Gough Courtney, and Isabella.

Isabella married Edward Lining Manigault, second surviving son of Henry Middleton Manigault, Jr. and Joanna Hasell Ward of Summerville, S. C.



Understanding the Charts


1. The numbering system for the “Ancestors” (Ahnentafel*) chart assigns a number to each person (No. 1, in the case of Isabella Thomas). That person’s father is given a number twice that of the child (No. 2, for Isabella’s father, Fulton Thomas). The same person’s mother is given a number of the father, + one (No. 3, for Isabella’s mother, Bloom Smith).

It follows that No. 2 (Fulton Thomas) would have parents No. 4 (James Thomas) and No. 5 (Hannah Jones).
Also, No. 3 (Bloom Smith) would have parents No. 6 (Joseph Smith) and No. 7 (Prudence Murchison).

Only direct-line ancestors are given Arabic numerals (4, 5, 6, etc.), but all children of an ancestor are assigned lower case Roman Numerals (iv, v, vi, etc.) in the order they were born. In the instances where there is more than one mother, all the children of the father are numbered consecutively by date of birth.

* “Ahnentafel” is the German term for ancestor table (chart).

2. The numbering system for Descendant Lists (which includes siblings) assigns a number to each successive descending generation. All persons of the same generation have the same number, but one must take care not to confuse those persons of one family line with those of another. For instance, all the descendants of one husband and wife are listed, down to the very last-born, before listing a sibling of that husband (or wife) and their descendants. A husband (or wife) may be numbered as being in generation No. 2 and have many descendants listed down several generations, before the next bother or sister of that person appears in the list as the next of generation No. 2. Note that each succeeding generation is usually indented, though in some situations that may not be possible.

Spouses are listed in the order of date of marriage, not by whether or not they had children. You may find a person’s spouse positioned much lower in the list if an earlier spouse had many children. An example of this is that Elizabeth Higgins, the 2nd wife of Christopher Thomas, "The Immigrant", is shown on the last line, despite his being the first generation.

Direct Descendant Lists in this book do not include siblings, making identification of individuals easier.





Table of Contents

Dedication 

Preface and Acknowledgements

References

Introduction

Understanding the Charts

Ancestors of Isabella Prudence Thomas 

Descendants of Christopher Thomas, “The Immigrant” 

Direct Descendants of Robert (I), King of France

Direct Descendants of David (I), King of Scots

Direct Descendants of Edward (I), King of England

Direct Descendants of William (I), “the Conqueror”, King of England

Direct Descendants of Duncan (I), King of Scots 



Ancestors of Isabella Prudence Thomas

                                                            Generation No. 1


1. Isabella Prudence? Thomas, born May 23, 1900 in Manning, S. C.; died September 13, 1986 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was the daughter of 2. Fulton Courtney Thomas and 3. Bloom Smith. She married (1) Edward Lining Manigault April 18, 1925 in Manning, S. C. He was born September 02, 1898 in Summerville, S.C., and died August 16, 1967 in Sarasota, Florida. He was the son of Henry Middleton (Capt.) Manigault and Joanna Hasell Ward.

Notes for Isabella Prudence? Thomas:
She was graduated from Greenville (S.C.) Womens College, which later became a part of Furman University. She studied music and art at Columbia University and is believed to have studied at Julliard School of Music. She was a good pianist and taught piano for several years. She was a very good artist in oils, pen and ink, pencil, water colors, and pastels. She was known statewide in W.Va. for her work and talents in gardening and flower arranging. She and Edward made their home in Fairmont, W. Va. until 1962, were leading figures there in civic beautification, and were instrumental in replacing slum areas with city parks.

She died in Cincinnati, Ohio, as a result of complications from intestinal surgery and was buried in Lexington, Ky.

There is some question about the middle name, "Prudence". The name was never spoken in the presence of her son, nor ever seen in print, except on a South Carolina census form found after her death.

Notes for Edward Lining Manigault:
Education: He was graduated from Clemson A&M College, as it was then known, with double degrees in electrical and mechanical engineering, 1920.
Military service: Field Artillery Officers Training during World War I.
Occupation: Regional Sales Manager (apparatus sales) with General Electric Co. in Fairmont, W. Va. Retired in 1962 with over 40 years service.

He and Isabella retired to Sarasota, Florida and he died there in August 16, 1967 from leukemia. After his diagnosis of the disease, he spent an extended period (in 1966) at The National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Md. Following his wishes, his remains were cremated and scattered over Sarasota Bay. A stone is at Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston in the H. M. Manigault plot

He loved to hunt and fish and was an expert photographer. Member of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina. Charter member of The Huguenot Society of West Virginia and designed that society's state flag, which was presented to the national society at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C. He was on the national Quadricentennial Committee in 1965. He was a president of the West Virginia Society of Professional Engineers.


He was an excellent wildlife artist in tooling of leather, repousse in copper, and wood carving. He was an expert amateur horticulturist specializing in azaleas and rhododendrons and had many articles and poems published in national newspapers and magazines.

His home in Fairmont was surrounded by hundreds of azaleas and rhododendrons and many rare trees and flowering shrubs. It was not unusual for individuals and groups of people to visit the grounds during the flowering season. His stories of hunting and fishing along the South Carolina rivers are retained in family files and some have been published nationally.

He revised the early Manigault Pedigree and added the post-1890 data.

Marriage Notes for Isabella Thomas and Edward Manigault: They were married by Rev. Andrew Lintsfield Shumate soon after he became pastor at the Manning Baptist Church.


   Generation No. 2

2. Fulton Courtney Thomas, born June 14, 1859 in Williamsburg County, S.C.; died May 03, 1922 in Charleston, S. C. He was the son of 4. James Madison Thomas and 5. Hannah Rebecca Jones. He married 3. Bloom Smith September 10, 1891 in Fayette County, Texas.
3. Bloom Smith, born July 15, 1863 in Fayette County, Texas; died September 26, 1949 in Fairmont, W.Va. She was the daughter of 6. Joseph Emmanuel Smith and 7. Prudence Isabella Murchison.

Notes for Fulton Courtney Thomas:
F. C., as he was known, became a prosperous merchant, farmer, and timber grower. He owned Bloomville Cannery, where he packed and sold canned foods for his BLOOM lable and others, including some national brands.
He owned the Thomas Live Stock Company where he traded in mules and horses, buggies, wagons, farm implements, and feed, and had a livery stable.
As automobiles became popular, he started the first dealership in Manning, S.C. and continued it until his death. He also owned and operated a saw mill and a little steam train railroad to serve his mill. His land holdings amounted to thousands of acres of timber and farm land.
Bloomville, S.C., the site of his cannery and little store, was named for his wife and the little community is still in existence, near Manning.
He died in a Charleston hospital of gallbladder disease.

Notes for Bloom Smith:
Her given name was listed in 1870 and 1880 census as "Olivia", a name never known to be used by her or anyone else in the family. She wrote her autobiography in the 1930's.
She grew up on a small farm near Schulenburg, Texas and was accustomed to that kind of life, playing barefooted in the fields and woods. She was what might now be called a “tom boy”, able to take care of herself. Her home was one typical of that part of Texas, where strangers often stopped for something to eat. The only requirement, other than good behavior, was that all firearms had to be left on the front porch. As she grew into adulthood, she was well aware that she was more attractive than the average woman. It was simply a matter of fact to her.
After her marriage, her station in life began to improve. She was soon on the upper edge of the local society in Manning, South Carolina. She and Fulton were very active in the Baptist Church , raised their modest family in a large home and were able to acquire whatever was necessary for their well-being.
After Fulton’s death the estate began a slow decline in value and, when the great depression struck, the family home was lost to a local bank.
She died in her sleep with the open Bible in her hands while living at the home of her daughter, Isabella.
Her death was discovered by her son-in-law, Edward, who noted that the bed light was still on, indicating that she died before midnight, as she did not keep late hours. The grave stone date shows her death as Sept. 27th, but she probably died on the evening of the 26th.
Bloom was buried in Manning, S.C., the service being held in what was once the living room of her former home, which had been converted into a funeral home. To the disappointment of many, the old house has since been torn down and replaced with a modern structure.


Children of Fulton Thomas and Bloom Smith are:
i. Horace Murchison Thomas, born June 22, 1892 in Manning, S.C.; died February 06, 1951 in Georgetown, S. C; married (1) Mary Gaillard McLeod June 28, 1914 in Manning, S.C; born January 28, 1896 in Manning, S.C.; died September 28, 1944 in S. C.; married (2) Lyndall (Mrs.) Woodcock Abt. 1950; born Abt. 1900 in S. C.; died in Pawleys Island, S. C..

Notes for Horace Murchison Thomas:
Attended Clemson A&M College, as it was then known. He was employed most of his adult life in management level responsibilities with the Federal Government in both Washington, D.C. and Chicago, Ill. He retired to South Carolina. Died of heart failure shortly after his second marriage.

More About Horace Murchison Thomas:
Burial: Manning Cemetery, Manning, S. C.

More About Mary Gaillard McLeod:
Burial: Manning Cemetery, Manning, S. C.

ii. Joe Smith Thomas, born May 18, 1894 in Manning, S. C.; died February 03, 1936 in Camden, S. C; married Pamela Lenorah Bradham; born July 20, 1895 in Manning, S.C.; died March 30, 1982 in Columbia, S. C..

Notes for Joe Smith Thomas:
Insurance salesman. Died of pneumonia. Tombstone reads Joe S. Thomas
Burial: Manning Cemetery, Manning, S. C.

Notes for Pamela Lenorah Bradham:
A direct descendant of President John Adams. Last known address is "Riker's Nursing Home", Lexington Co., S. C. Her death reported by an employee of that facility. Her body was cremated.

iii. Fulton? Carey Thomas, born March 16, 1896 in Manning, S.C.; died October 08, 1897 in Manning, S.C.

Notes for Fulton? Carey Thomas: A quotation in the family Bible: "The little feet in the Golden street can never go astray." His gravestone shows Carey Thomas


iv. Gough Courtney Thomas, born February 17, 1898 in Manning, S. C.; died
October 30, 1959 (stone reads "Oct. 31) Manning, S. C; married Carrie May
Murchison June 10, 1926; born June 20, 1896 in Camden , S. C.; died January
21, 1967 in Manning, S. C..

Notes for Gough Courtney Thomas:
Farmer. Named for Reverend John O. Gough. Died of heart disease.
Burial: Manning Cemetery, Manning, S. C.


Notes for Carrie May Murchison:
School teacher. Died of a brain tumor. Her stone reads "June 20, 1899"
Burial: Manning Cemetery, Manning, S. C.

1 v. Isabella Prudence? Thomas, born May 23, 1900 in Manning, S. C.; died September 13, 1986 in Cincinnati, Ohio; married Edward Lining Manigault April 18, 1925 in Manning, S. C..


Generation No. 3

4. James Madison Thomas, born August 12, 1825 in Sparrow Swamp, Darlington Co., S.C.; died March 20, 1900 in Lake City, S.C.. He was the son of 8. James (F.?) Thomas and 9. Elizabeth Steele. He married 5. Hannah Rebecca Jones January 24, 1850 in Williamsburg Co., S.C.
5. Hannah Rebecca Jones, born April 03, 1833 in Williamsburg Co., S.C.; died May 28, 1896 in Lake City, S.C.. She was the daughter of 10. Stephen Duncan Jones and 11. Anna Cockfield.

Notes for James Madison Thomas:
Moved to Sumter Co. 1839. In April, 1862 enlisted in Company I, 26th Regiment S.C. Volunteers (Capt. Land's Company), spending the year in S. C. Sent to Mississippi in 1863, later spending the winter in Charleston. In April 1864, he was sent to Petersburg, Va. and in October was sent sick to Jackson Hospital, Richmond, Va. where he later lost a finger to gangrene. He was paroled May 10, 1865.

Moved to Lake City, S.C. 1877. Charter member of the Lake City Baptist Church, where he and wife are buried. He was the first postmaster of Lake City, S.C.

Notes for Hannah Rebecca Jones:
Bore 16 children, eleven died stillborn or soon after.
From Graham's Crossroads, now Lake City, S.C.

Children of James Thomas and Hannah Jones are:
i. Ringold McQueen Thomas, born October 27, 1850 (Oct. 29?) S.C.; died June 03, 1906 (June 5?); married (1) Ella Letitia McClam November 02, 1871; born June 07, 1855; died November 10, 1898; married (2) Susan Wilson Aft. 1897; born June 03, 1855; died February 28, 1923.
ii.
Notes for Ella Letitia McClam:
She had 17 children.

ii. Maxey Amason Thomas, born November 11, 1852 in Lake City, S.C.; died July 02, 1914 in Lake City, S.C; married Sarah Louisa McNeill 1877 in S. C; born March 06, 1857 (Apr. 6?) S. C.; died January 04, 1922 in Lake City, S.C.
iii. Adella Dove Thomas, born 1855 in S.C.; died 1920; married Charles Carter ( 8 children); born Abt. 1853 in of Cartersville, S.C.



2 iv. Fulton Courtney Thomas, born June 14, 1859 in Williamsburg County, S.C.; died May 03, 1922 in Charleston, S. C; married Bloom Smith September 10, 1891 in Fayette County, Texas.

v. Clayton Haskell Thomas, born 1868 in S.C.; died 1933; married Amina E. Moisson November 22, 1892 in 3 children; born 1868; died 1947.

Notes for Amina E. Moisson:
They had two children.


6. Joseph Emmanuel Smith, born May 01, 1825 in Morgan (?) Co., Georgia; died December 07, 1898 in Engle, Fayette Co., Texas. He was the son of 12. Nicholas Smith and 13. Frances Cole Rogers. He married 7. Prudence Isabella Murchison January 11, 1854 in Coosa Co. , Ala..
7. Prudence Isabella Murchison, born November 12, 1835 in Alabama; died January 11, 1897 in Texas. She was the daughter of 14. John W. (Wesley?) Murchison and 15. Sarah Ann Robison.

Notes for Joseph Emmanuel Smith:
Served in Company B, 3rd Regiment, Texas Cavalry, C. S. A.
Buried in "Mulberry Cemetery" near St. John on Smith-Marek Road, Fayette County (near Schulenburg), Texas. Internet address: http://www.rootsweb.com/~txfayett/mulberry_cemetery.htm
Operated a grist mill near Schulenburg, Texas.

HISTORY: Sons of the Republic of Texas application, Leon Robert Smith, dated 1 January 1960. From the Round Rock Public Library, on microfilm.

HISTORY: Sons of the Republic of Texas application, Magus Fulton Smith, dated May 22, 1941. Descended from Prudence I. Murchison who married Joseph E Smith. Round Rock Public Library, on microfilm.

CENSUS: 1860 Fayette County, Texas (p ) J. E. Smith 35, carpenter $0/1200 GA; Isabella 24 Alabama; J. Cary 5 male TX; Emma 2 TX

CENSUS: 1870 "between Halletsville Road and Buckners Creek," Fayette, Texas (p 68) SMITH, Joe 45 m w Farmer $2,000/1,800 GA father foreign; Prudence 35 f w Kpg Hse TX; Jno. C. 15 field hand TX; Ella F. 13 at home TX; Magus 10 at home TX; Blomie or Blomis 8 f w at home TX; Alice 6 f w at home TX; Wm. 1 m w at home TX; HOWLAND, Ed m w Carpenter TX; BLACKMON, Jno. 23 m w Laborer UN [19 Oct]

CENSUS: 1880 Pct 8, Fayette, Texas (ed 59 sh 50 pg 137C) Smith, Joseph E. 50 md farmer GA GA GA; Prudence I. 45 wife md Kpg Hse AL AL AL; Emma S. 22 dau single At Home TX GA AL; Magus 19 son single Works on Farm TX GA AL; Bloom 16 dau Works on Farm TX GA AL; Wm 9 son; Mattie 8 dau; Thomas 4 son; Otis 1 son


Notes for Prudence Isabella Murchison:
Moved to Rusk Co., Texas by 1850 census. Her name is Prudence Isabella Murchison, as reported on her grave stone in Texas. Certain court records show her as Prudence J. and (afterward) Prudence Jane. Some family records list her as Isabella Prudence. In cursive writing, "I's" and "J's" are often similar, leading someone to assume the middle name was "probably" Jane as with her sister.
Buried in a country (Smith family?) cemetery near Schulenburg, Texas.

Marriage Notes for Joseph Smith and Prudence Murchison:
Marriage of Prudence Murchison and Joseph E. Smith, on Jan 11,
1854, in Coosa Co., Alabama, County Court Records, Film # 1290263 -
1290267, Book, Alabama, 1800-1900 Marriage Index

Children of Joseph Smith and Prudence Murchison are:
i. John Carey Smith, born Abt. 1855; died Bef. 1871 in (before 1870 census).

ii. Emma Smith, born Abt. 1858; married (1) Thomas A. (Bud) Secrest; born January 14, 1853; died July 03, 1880 (suicide) Colorado Co., Texas; married (2) James T. Lark Bef. July 1885; born Abt. 1857.

Notes for Emma Smith:
Age 13 in 1870 census and age 22 in 1880 census.

Notes for Thomas A. (Bud) Secrest:
Reportedly, he committed suicide by a 45 caliber Colt pistol shot to the head, rather than face what he feared would be an avenging mob, after being implicated in the brutal murder of W.R. Ragsdale. As far as is known, he was never convicted of that crime.

iii. Magus Smith, born June 26, 1860 in Fayette Co., Texas; married (1) Ida Twiford (3rd wife?); born May 26, 1871 in Maryville, , Ohio; married (2) Isabella (Mrs.) Smith; born Abt. 1865; married (3) Lida (Mrs.) Smith; born Abt. 1866.

Notes for Magus Smith:
Studied law at the University of Virginia. In 1939-40 he attended a class reunion at the age of 78.
Argued a case {{TEXAS & P R. CO. v. HILL, 237 U.S. 208 (1915) }} before the U. S. Supreme Court

3 iv. Bloom Smith, born July 15, 1863 in Fayette County, Texas; died September 26,
1949 in Fairmont, W.Va; married Fulton Courtney Thomas September 10, 1891
in Fayette County, Texas.

v. Alice Lee Smith, born July 09, 1866; died April 23, 1880.
Notes for Alice Lee Smith:
Was shot by Frank Kahanak on Easter Sunday, March 28, 1880, at the age of 13 years. It was an accidental shooting by the young boy showing off his father's shotgun.

vi. William Murchison Smith, born Abt. 1871.

Notes for William Murchison Smith:
Spoke German, Bohemian, and Spanish fluently. Age 9 in 1880 census.

vii. Mathew Smith, born Abt. 1872.

Notes for Mathew Smith:
Age 8 in 1880 census.

viii. Thomas Gibson Smith, born Abt. 1876.

Notes for Thomas Gibson Smith:
Ran for Governor of Texas on the Labor ticket. Age 4 in 1880 census.

ix. Leon Otis Smith, born July 23, 1878 in Engle, Fayette Co., Tx.; died November 22, 1936 in Engle, Fayette Co., Tx; married Mary V. Bednarek; born January 06, 1883 in Engle, Fayette Co., Tx.; died July 18, 1954 in Engle, Fayette Co., Tx..

More About Leon Otis Smith and Mary V. Bednarek:
Burial: Schulenburg, Texas



Generation No. 4

8. James (F.?) Thomas, born October 14, 1790 in Pee Dee area, S.C.; died May 14, 1864 in Olanta, Florence Co., S.C.. He was the son of 16. Stephen Thomas and 17. Susannah Benton. He married 9. Elizabeth Steele Abt. 1820 in Darlington, S. C.
9. Elizabeth Steele, born January 01, 1800 in Olanta?, S.C.; died November 04, 1859 in Olanta, Florence Co., S.C.. She was the daughter of 18. John Steele and 19. Sarah? (Mrs.) Steele.

Notes for James (F.?) Thomas:
Moved from the Pee Dee area to Darlington County, S.C., then after marriage to Olanta, S.C. Lived near the Bethel Baptist Church in Florence Co. and both buried in that Church Cemetery. James listed in 1860 Clarendon Co. census.

Children of James Thomas and Elizabeth Steele are:

i. Sarah Irene Thomas, born 1822 in Darlington Co., S.C.; died 1856; married
Unknown (Mr.) Smoot; born Abt. 1820; died in of Darlington Co., S.C..

Notes for Sarah Irene Thomas:
Could she be named for Elizabeth's mother?

Notes for Unknown (Mr.) Smoot:
From Darlington, S.C.



ii. Eleanor J. Thomas, born September 02, 1823 in Darlington Co., S.C.; died November 27, 1899; married Robert Reece Tomlinson; born Abt. 1821 in S. C.?; died in of Turbeville, S.C.

Notes for Robert Reece Tomlinson:
C. S. A.

4 iii. James Madison Thomas, born August 12, 1825 in Sparrow Swamp, Darlington Co., S.C.; died March 20, 1900 in Lake City, S.C; married Hannah Rebecca Jones January 24, 1850 in Williamsburg Co., S.C..
iv. Martha Anne Thomas, born February 22, 1827 in Darlington Co., S.C.; died January 24, 1905 in Sumter Co., S.C; married John Thomas Truluck November 19, 1846 in S. C; born Abt. 1828; died in Of Sumter Co., S.C..


v. Jesse Thomas, born September 09, 1829 in Darlington Co., S.C.; died March 08, 1879; married Jerusha Kirby; born Abt. 1831 in S.C.?.
vi. Catherine Thomas, born June 05, 1830 in Darlington Co., S.C.; died June 18, 1857; married Caleb DuBose; born Abt. 1827 in S.C..

vii. Mary Rebecca Thomas, born April 09, 1832 in Darlington Co., S.C.; died March 31, 1913; married Ebenezer Truluck; born Abt. 1830 in of Sumter Co., S.C.; died Abt. 1863 in Killed in Civil War.

Notes for Ebenezer Truluck:
C. S. A.

viii. Margaret L. Thomas, born May 06, 1836 in Darlington Co., S.C.; died March 02, 1897; married George Welsh Truluck in George's second marriage; born Abt. 1824 in S.C.; died in of Sumter Co., S.C..

More About George Truluck and Margaret Thomas:
Marriage: George's second marriage

ix. John Nelson Thomas, born May 25, 1838 in Darlington Co., S.C.; died August 05, 1879 in of Florence Co., S.C; married Susannah Kirby Anderson; born Abt. 1840 in S.C..


10. Stephen Duncan Jones, born December 15, 1806 in S.C.; died March 08, 1866 (age 59y., 2m., 24 d.). He was the son of 20. Stephen Jones and 21. Nancy Mariah Hatchell. He married 11. Anna Cockfield 1831 in S. C.
11. Anna Cockfield, born April 03, 1814 in S. C.; died October 17, 1879. She was the daughter of 22. Josiah Cockfield and 23. Hannah Rebecca Singletary.


Notes for Stephen Duncan Jones:
Farmer. Age at death from tombstone. One source states b. date June 8, 1807 (possibly Bapt date).

Marriage Notes for Stephen Jones and Anna Cockfield:
Ages of children nos. 2 -7 calculated from 1850 census.

Children of Stephen Jones and Anna Cockfield are:
5 i. Hannah Rebecca Jones, born April 03, 1833 in Williamsburg Co., S.C.; died May 28, 1896 in Lake City, S.C; married James Madison Thomas January 24, 1850 in Williamsburg Co., S.C..
ii. Agnes Jones, born 1835 in Williamsburg Co., S.C; married James M. Speights; born Abt. 1833 in S. C..
iii. Sarah Melissa Jones, born 1837 in Williamsburg Co., S.C; married Wyatt Nettles; born Abt. 1835 in S. C..
iv. Josephine V. O. Jones, born 1840 in Williamsburg Co., S.C; married W. A. Perkins; born Abt. 1838.
v. Hester Jane Jones, born 1843 in Williamsburg Co., S.C; married John Young Hendricks; born 1837; died 1923.
vi. Laura Ann/Alida Jones, born March 17, 1845 in Lake City, Williamsburg Co., S.C.; died October 18, 1878; married James Cooper McCutcheon Abt. 1870; born March 15, 1843 in S.C.; died December 28, 1896.
vii. Udora Josina Jones, born November 18, 1848 in Williamsburg Co., S.C.; died March 02, 1906; married Byron Calhoun Truluck Abt. 1877; born June 29, 1848; died June 16, 1927.
viii. Lasetta Adelaid Jones, born February 12, 1851; died February 16, 1877; married Byron Calhoun Truluck Abt. 1869; born June 29, 1848; died June 16, 1927.


12. Nicholas Smith, born Bet. 1799 - 1800 in Morgan Co, Georgia; died 1895 in Panola Co., Texas. He was the son of 24. John Nicholas Schmidt and 25. Maria Gregory. He married 13. Frances Cole Rogers Abt. 1820 in Ga..
13. Frances Cole Rogers, born 1804 in Granville Co, N.C.; died October 22, 1866 in Alabama. She was the daughter of 26. John Rogers and 27. Ellender Priddy.

Notes for Nicholas Smith:
Residence: 1880 census identifies him as age 81 & living with (his grand daughter), Emma Secrest and her husband Thomas A. Secrest.

Children of Nicholas Smith and Frances Rogers are:
i. John N. (Nicholas?) Smith, born 1821 in Morgan Co, GA; died May 1864; married Frances A. Williams September 17, 1848 in Chambers Co., Ala; born May 07, 1828 in S. C.; died October 15, 1921

ii. Mary Magdalene Smith, born June 06, 1823 in Morgan Co., Georgia; diedDecember 08, 1920 in Jones Co., Tex; married William C. Barkley February 18, 1846 in Chambers Co., Ala; born 1823 in Ga.; died May 09, 1904 in Jones Co., Texas.

6 iii. Joseph Emmanuel Smith, born May 01, 1825 in Morgan (?) Co., Georgia; died December 07, 1898 in Engle, Fayette Co., Tx; married Prudence Isabella Murchison January 11, 1854 in Coosa Co. , Ala..
iv. Martha Ann Smith, born December 09, 1826 in Morgan Co., Georgia; died December 30, 1902 in Lindale, Smith Co, Tex; married William Whitfield Ward June 02, 1846 in Chambers Co., Ala; born January 11, 1818 in Ware Co, Ga.; died November 01, 1862 in Beans Station, Tenn..

Notes for Martha Ann Smith:
1880 Census: Living with her son, James

v. Mariah Elizabeth Smith, born June 25, 1829 in Long Cane, Morgan Co., Georgia; died June 29, 1913 in Panola Co., Tex; married Archilles Richard Wall Abt. 1850; born September 18, 1825 in Morgan Co., Alabama (?); died August 12, 1864 in Atlanta, Ga..

vi. Elijah B. Smith, born 1832 in Morgan Co., Georgia; died 1925; married Henrietta Theresa (Mrs.) Smith Abt. 1858; born Abt. 1834.

vii. Thomas H. Smith, born 1834 in Ga

viii. Ellen Smith, born 1836 in Ga.

ix. Sarah Frances Smith, born October 12, 1838 in Troup Co., Ga.; died June 15, 1919 in Van Zandt Co., Tex; married Levi Lindsey Sanders Abt. 1877 in Van Zandt Co., Tex; born February 21, 1837 in Jackson Co., Ala.; died January 04, 1917 in Van Zandt Co., Texas.

Notes for Sarah Frances Smith:
May have been born in Trousdale, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma

x. William Harrison Smith, born 1841 in Ga.; died 1864 (in battle) in Dalton, Ga.
xi. Amanda Smith, born 1844 in Ga.
xii. Fredericka America Smith, born 1847 in Ala.


14. John W. (Wesley?) Murchison, born 1807 in Cumberland Co., N.C.; died July 28, 1849 near San Jose, Arizona. He was the son of 28. John B. Murchison and 29. Nancy (Mrs.) Murchison. He married 15. Sarah Ann Robison Abt. 1832 in Wetumpka, Alabama.
15. Sarah Ann Robison, born Abt. 1810 in Washington? Co., Georgia (?); died August 1847 (by Indians) Fayette County, Texas (see notes).

Notes for John W. (Wesley?) Murchison:
We might assume that his middle initial "W was for "Wesley since his second wife, Nancy, named her later son (by Wm. McQuistion) "John Wesley McQuistion".

He was born in North Carolina and moved to Wetumpka, Alabama where he married about 1833. Masonic and probate records (he was a Mason) report his wife's name as Sarah Ann Robinson, contrary to one family record which lists her as "Isabella Ray;*.

* Note: The "Isabella Ray" referred to by some sources as his wife, was probably the one who married (Feb. 25, 1820) John Murchison (b. c. 1792-died July 19, 1827), son of Duncan Murchison and Margaret McIntosh. (ELM, 2002)

He moved next to Nacogdoches, Texas, when it was still a part of Mexico.
When the Texas war for independence began, he joined Capt. L.H. Mabbitt's company, San Augustine Volunteers, 1st Regiment, Company C on April 24, 1836 as a Private and was discharged July 24, 1836 while still living in Nacogdoches, Texas. After the war, he moved to La Grange, Texas. He settled on land lying on the East bank of the Colorado River, about six miles below La Grange.

A vignette from his life. . ...one Sunday Murchison and his wife were riding horseback to attend services in church when a man with whom Mr Murchison had previously had trouble, waylaid him in a branch along the way and took a shot at him; the bullet, however, missed its mark but did strike the little two-year old daughter, who was riding on the pillow in front of her father, making a wound in her right limb, the scar of which she carried to her grave. The same man, on another occasion, hid in a cellar in LaGrange and while Mr. Murchison was in conversation with other men and standing under a live oak near the square, attempted to assassinate him for the second time; the ball passed through his chest, but he survived even that." The daughter was possibly Lauranah Jane, born 1842. from "Early History of Fayette County (Texas) pg 31-35 biography of John Murchison (by Leonie Rummel Weyland and Houston Wade, Eakin Press, PO Box 178, Burnet, TX 78611 Copyright 1936 by LaGrange Journal)


His title of "Captain or Major is not verified and may be only by custom as a matter of respect.

He was an engineer and saw mill operator.
In 1840 he was elected Justice of the Peace, beat No. 2, then to House of Representatives, Republic of Texas, from the new county of Fayette, and served Nov. 2, 1840 to Feb. 5, 1841.

He was later a Grand Steward and Grand Standard Bearer in the Masons.

His trip to California was as organizer and leader of a wagon train of about one hundred persons and departed on May 1, 1849. He was the first wagon master to open a trail through the Guadalupe Mountains of New Mexico and his group arrived in California without the loss of a single life, other than his own, although several joined other wagon trains or struck out on their own.

"The La Grange Company was formed when Captain John Murchison heard the news of the gold discoveries. His son wanted to try his luck in the gold fields of California but John did not want him to go alone. So he organized a gold-seeking company in La Grange. Murchison advertised in the local paper the TEXAS DEMOCRAT on March 31, 1849 that he was recruiting persons to join the company. He proposed to run the company in a military style with that type of organization and discipline.


Murchison provided himself and the company with ample supplies by borrowing against his estate from the local merchants Breeding and Company. The company planned to follow the route across the staked plains of Texas, up the Pecos River, across the Guadalupe Mountains and over the desert to El Paso del Norte and then on to California. The La Grange Company left home on May 1, 1849 and traveled 75 miles to Austin. The company journal begins on May 27 without mentioning how many men are in the company. By July 11 and 12 seven wagons and forty-three men had crossed the Rio Grande. John B. Cameron made the following record in the company journal following the accidental shooting death of Captain Murchison on July 28, 1849: "Here lies the remains of John Murchison. He was a pious and humble Christian, a worthy member of the M. E. church. A good free mason and an honest man. Reader go imitate his virtues and pray to heaven that thou mayest be so well prepared to die." Six months later on November 10, 1849 the company finally reached its destination with nine men and three wagons. The journal indicates that along the way men had left the wagon train to join other groups or had simply gone off alone. (from http://www.rootsweb.com/~txfayett/footprints3.htm 3 May 2002)



He lost his own life by accidental discharge of his rifle (slung over his saddle horn) which cocked and discharged as he led his horse under a tree branch. He was killed instantly and was buried there, next to the trail 150 milesWest of the Rio Grande River at the Gila River in Arizona, near the San Bernadino Ranch (not San Bernadino, Cal.). This distance would locate his place of death about 30 miles west of the New Mexico / Arizona border and close to San Jose. About ten miles south west of San Jose is a town named "Swift Trail Junction, which may indicate the direction the trail led westward.
A family friend, who had no idea that John was dead, was later passing along that same trail and came upon the grave site.

At his death, his estate was reported to include about 6,000 acres and considerable other valuable property, but at the Nov. 1858 probate, only 400 acres remained to be divided into five equal parcels for the children of Sarah. Perhaps the remainder of the "6,000 acres" had been mortgaged to finance the trip to California?

The daughter of Nancy, Sarah Ann, was not born at date the will was written.

The Masonic Lodge in La Grange, Texas was named in his honor.

A 1959 photograph of the original Texas log cabin built over one hundred years earlier, possibly by John W., and in which he may have raised his family, is in the possession of ELM. The cabin could be that of Mordecai Flournoy, John's son-in-law.
................................................................
WILL OF JOHN MURCHISON
28th April 1849

LaGrange, Fayette County, Texas


In the name of God I John Murchison being in good bodily health and
of sound and disposing mind and memory. Calling to mind the futility
and uncertainty of human life and desirous of Settling my worldly
affairs and directing how the Estate with which it has pleased God to
blefs me shall be disposed of after my decease while I have strength
and capacity so to do. do make and publish this my last will and
Testament: hereby revoking and making null and void all other last
wills and Testaments by me heretofore made. and first I commend my
immortal being to him who gave and my body to the earth. to be buried
with little expense or ostentation by my Executor herein after named.
And as to my worldly Estate and all the property real personal or
mixed of which I shall die seized and pofsessed or to which I shall be
entitled at the time of my decease. I devise, bequeath and dispose
thereof in the manner following. My will is that all my just debts
and funeral charges shall be paid by my much beloved wife Nancy
Murchison out of my estate as soon as my decease is Known to her and
Convenient. And further it is my will that my much beloved wife Nancy
Murchison Keep all of my children together with her. and educate them
and as they become of age or marry that she give unto each one
whatever she Thinks in her wisdom and goodnefs deems proper. the
balance of my effects both real and personal I wish her to Keep and
enjoy her during her life and at her death to be equally divided among
my children. Lastly. I do nominate and appoint my much beloved wife
Nancy Murchison and my Father in law John T Cox to be the Executors or
executrix of this my last will and Testament. In Testimony whereof
I John Murchison have to this my last will and Testament Contained on
one sheet of paper. I have herewith Inscribed my signature and
affixed My seal This 28th day of April In the year of our Lord one
Thousand eight hundred and forty nine.
John Murchison seal
Attest
D G Gregory
James C Banton

State of Texas County Court February Term AD 1850
County of Fayette Filed 28 February 1850

From "The Handbook of Texas Online”:

“MURCHISON, JOHN (ca. 1807-1849). John Murchison, a Republic of Texas congressman, was born in 1807 or 1809. He lived for a while in Wetumpka, Alabama, where he joined the Masons. Shortly before the Texas Revolution he settled in San Augustine, Texas. He served in the Texas army from April 24 to July 24, 1836. In October 1838, during the Córdova Rebellion, he participated in the battle of Kickapoo, in which Gen. Thomas J. Rusk and some 700 men were attacked by a group of about 900 Indians and Mexicans. The attackers were repulsed after an hour; Murchison was severely wounded but eventually recovered.



In 1839 he moved to La Grange in Fayette County, where he was elected justice of the peace in January 1840. In 1840-4l he represented Fayette County in the Fifth Congress of the Republic of Texas. Murchison was Masonic grand steward in 1849 and grand standard bearer in 1850. In 1847 he helped to organize the Lafayette Lodge in La Grange. In the spring of 1849 he organized a company of about 100 men, including his son, to go to the gold fields in California. He died in an accident en route on July 28, 1849, some twelve days' travel east of Tucson, Arizona. “

BIBLIOGRAPHY: John Henry Brown, Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas (Austin: Daniell, 1880; reprod., Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1978). Mabelle Eppard Martin, ed., "From Texas to California in 1849: Diary of C. C. Cox," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 29 (July, October 1925, January 1926). Texas House of Representatives, Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845 (Austin: Book Exchange, 1941). Leonie Rummel Weyand and Houston Wade, An Early History of Fayette County (La Grange, Texas: La Grange Journal, 1936).

F. B. Largent, Jr.

Recommended citation:
"MURCHISON, JOHN." The Handbook of Texas Online. <http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/MM/fmu11.html> [Accessed Sun Jul 18 10:45:28 US/Central 2004].

An account of John Murchison's death was published in North Carolina, and identifies him as the brother of a Col. Alexander Murchison (also a purported son of John B. Murchison). Col. Alex'r stayed in Cumberland Co. NC and did not immigrate with his father and siblings to Georgia and Alabama. The following account that was published in NC newspapers:

DEATH: Bessie Hubbard Tyner, "Fayetteville Observer (NC) Marriage & Death Abstracts 1841-1850" (Fuquay Varina, NC: 1997) 25 June 1850 - DIED on July 28, 1849, Maj. John Murchison, brother of Col. Alexr. Murchison of this county. He was a resident of TX [additional information] in which State he organized a company of emigrants for California in May 1849. On the route he was killed by the accidental discharge of his own gun. He was a worthy member of the M.E. Church South, and an honest man..."

Notes for Sarah Ann Robison:
Place of birth estimated based on the Murchison family not moving to Alabama until 1836.

A large group of "Robisons" moved to Texas from Washington Co., Ga. before the Texas war for independence. She may have been related to them. One of that group was Joel W. Robison (1815-1889), who was in the group of three Texans who captured Santa Anna after the Battle of San Jacinto. It is not now known if John Murchison and Joel Robison knew each other, but that might be a connection and one possibility for spelling of Sarah's surname.

Indians killed her with a tomahawk while her husband was away. He returned just in time to prevent them from taking away the children. Verbal family accounts of the raid said that she was scalped before dying.



(This was related to me in person by her granddaughter, Bloom Smith, who was my grandmother. She also included it in her hand-written biography.)

Edward L. Manigault (2001)

Children of John Murchison and Sarah Robison are:
i. Duncan Alexander Murchison, born 1833 in Ala.?; died December 03, 1883 in Texas; married (1) Harriet Elizabeth Jane Dodson January 28, 1858; born 1840; married (2) Annette Heller December 05, 1867 in Fayette Co., Texas; born Abt. 1838.
7 ii. Prudence Isabella Murchison, born November 12, 1835 in Alabama; died January 11, 1897 in Texas; married Joseph Emmanuel Smith January 11, 1854 in Coosa Co. , Ala..
iii. Martha Jane (Mat) Murchison, born January 30, 1838 in Texas/Ala.; died October 02, 1911; married Mordecai Gibson Flournoy December 28, 1856 in Coosa Co., Ala; born August 09, 1835 in Chambers Co., Ala.; died June 29, 1920.

Notes for Martha Jane (Mat) Murchison:
Moved to Colorado Co., Texas, 1859
Myrtle Cemetery
Location: on FM 1693, about one half mile south of Rock Island, Colorado Co., Texas.


Notes for Mordecai Gibson Flournoy:
Moved to Colorado Co., Texas, 1859
Cotton and sugar cane planter.
Myrtle Cemetery
Location: on FM 1693, about one half mile south of Rock Island, Colorado Co., Texas.


Marriage Notes for Martha Murchison and Mordecai Flournoy:

Marriage of Martha J. Murchison and Mordica Flournoy, on Dec 27,
1856 in Coosa Co, Alabama, by William E. Murchison J.P., in Coosa Co,
Alabama, Marriage Register Bk C, pg. 38, (W. E. may be her uncle.), Book
on County Court Records, Film # 1290263 - 1290267, in Source Book 3


iii. Luranah (Lue) Murchison, born March 08, 1842 in Fayette, Fayette Co., Tx.; died May 04, 1887; married Green Berry Taylor June 30, 1859 in Fairview, Grimes Co., Tx; born December 29, 1828 in Washington City, Ga.; died March 19, 1908 in Elk City, Ok..


Notes for Luranah (Lue) Murchison:
Name could be "Laurana, or Rosa Lou.

Notes for Green Berry Taylor:
Moved to Houston, Tx. 1850s.
C. S. A. Enlisted May 2, 1852 in Capt. R. V. Cook's Company D of Griffin's Regt. Discharged for medical reasons.

v. John W. (Wesley?) Murchison, born January 05, 1846 in Fayette Co., Tx.; died July 21, 1869 in Fayetteville, Fayette Co., Texas.

Notes for John W. (Wesley?) Murchison:
No record of his ever being married.
One family record lists his father's place of death as "San Bernadino, Cal.", but dependable records say he (John W., Sr.) died in Arizona, by the Gila River and possibly near San Jose, Arizona. The records may have confused the nearby San Bernadino Ranch with San Bernadino, Cal.

We might assume that his middle name was "Wesley" since his step-mother, Nancy, named her later son (by Wm. McQuistion) John Wesley McQuistion.


Generation No. 5

16. Stephen Thomas, born Abt. 1760 in Anson Co., N.C.; died in Pee Dee area, S.C. He was the son of 32. Stephen Thomas and 33. Rachel Pratt. He married 17. Susannah Benton Abt. 1788.
17. Susannah Benton, born Abt. 1773 in Darlington Co., S.C.; died in Pee Dee area, S.C. She was the daughter of 34. Joseph Lewis Benton and 35. Lucretia Cove.

Notes for Stephen Thomas:
Lived in the Pee Dee area of N.C./S.C.
Before being Baptist, the Thomas family was Quakers.

There has not been found positive proof that Stephen, brother to William and Tristram Thomas, was the father of this Stephen who married Susannah Benton, niece of Col. Lemuel Benton. There is, however, considerable circumstantial evidence to support that connection. William and Tristram Thomas were Revolutionary War compatriots of Col. Benton and also tied closely to him in post-war politics. That the nephew of William and Tristram should marry the niece of their very good friend simply bolsters the fact that there were a number of other families that Susannah and Stephen had in common with their parent's generation.

Children of Stephen Thomas and Susannah Benton are:
8 i. James (F.?) Thomas, born October 14, 1790 in Pee Dee area, S.C.; died May 14, 1864 in Olanta, Florence Co., S.C; married Elizabeth Steele Abt. 1820 in Darlington, S.C..

ii. John Thomas, born Abt. 1793 in Pee Dee, S.C.

Notes for John Thomas:
Moved to the "northwest". (In that time, that could have meant Ohio, Indiana, or Ky.)

18. John Steele, born Abt. 1755; died 1820 in Darlington Co., S.C. He married 19. Sarah? (Mrs.) Steele.
19. Sarah? (Mrs.) Steele, born Abt. 1760.

Notes for John Steele:
Estimate of birth date based on his service in the Revolutionary War

Children of John Steele and Sarah? Steele are:
i. Catherine Steele, born 1782 in S. C.?.
ii. James Steele, born 1790 in of Darlington Co., S.C.; died Aft. 1860; married Susannah (Mrs.) Steele; born 1803.
iii. Thomas W. Steele, born Abt. 1786 in S. C.?; died November 04, 1834 in Marion, S. C; married Jane Cox (1st husband); born 1798.
iv. Elias Steele, born 1790 in S. C.?; died in Moved to Alabama.
v. Mary Steele, born Abt. 1792 in S. C.?.
vi. John Steele, born Abt. 1795 in S. C.?.
vii. Sarah Steele, born Abt. 1798 in S. C.?; died in Moved to Cobb Co., Ga.
9 viii. Elizabeth Steele, born January 01, 1800 in Olanta?, S.C.; died November 04, 1859 in Olanta, Florence Co., S.C; married James (F.?) Thomas Abt. 1820 in Darlington, S.C.


20. Stephen Jones, born 1778 in N. C.; died 1858 (1850?) Darlington District, SC. He was the son of 40. Dempsey? Jones. He married 21. Nancy Mariah Hatchell.
21. Nancy Mariah Hatchell, born Abt. 1780 in Wake County, N. C.; died 1839 in Darlington District, SC. She was the daughter of 42. Morris Hatchell and 43. Martha (Patty) Arrington.

Children of Stephen Jones and Nancy Hatchell are:
i. Rebecca Jones, born March 02, 1799.
ii. Elizabeth Jones, born November 19, 1801.
10 iii. Stephen Duncan Jones, born December 15, 1806 in S.C.; died March 08, 1866 (age 59y., 2m., 24 d.); married Anna Cockfield 1831 in S. C..
iv. Margaret Emily Jones, born August 15, 1808; died October 30, 1886; married Daniel LeGrand White (7 issue); born December 05, 1804 in S. C.; died January 30, 1888.

More About Daniel White and Margaret Jones:
Marriage: (7 issue)

v. Elbert Minion Jones, born July 31, 1814.
vi. Nancy Jones, born 1815.
vii. Howell Jones, born March 20, 1815; married Laura Stephenson; born Abt. 1815.
viii. Mariah Jones, born 1816.


22. Josiah Cockfield, born May 26, 1786 in Georgetown Co., S.C.; died April 11, 1836 (May 1838?)S.C. He was the son of 44. Josiah Cockfield and 45. Ann Singletary. He married 23. Hannah Rebecca Singletary 1807 in Darlington Co., S.C.
23. Hannah Rebecca Singletary, born January 06, 1788 in Georgetown, Prince Frederick, S.C.; died Abt. 1827 in S.C.. She was the daughter of 46. Ebenezer Singletary and 47. Agnes McNeely.

Notes for Josiah Cockfield:
Gasque's Batt., S.C. Militia (formed in 1810).
3rd Regt. (Rutledge's) S.C. State troops


Children of Josiah Cockfield and Hannah Singletary are:
i. Agnes Cockfield, born 1809.
ii. Mary Cockfield, born Abt. 1810; died in Alabama; married Pleasant Turner; born Abt. 1811.
iii. Josiah W. Cockfield, born Abt. 1811.
11 iv. Anna Cockfield, born April 03, 1814 in S. C.; died October 17, 1879; married Stephen Duncan Jones 1831 in S. C..
v. William Jefferson Cockfield, born Abt. 1815; died in Los Angeles, Cal.
vi. Sarah Elizabeth Cockfield, born Abt. 1820.
vii. Ebenezer Joseph Cockfield, born Abt. 1821; died in Los Angeles, Cal.
viii. Hannah Jones Cockfield, born October 22, 1822; died August 23, 1895 in Lake City, S. C; married William Hamilton Cockfield January 24, 1845; born August 25, 1816; died February 04, 1876.

Notes for Hannah Jones Cockfield:
Married 1st cousin

ix. George Daniel Cockfield, born Abt. 1824.
x. Lucius Duncan Cockfield, born March 1825; died in Los Angeles, Cal.


24. John Nicholas Schmidt, born Bet. 1750 - 1760 in Dresden, Saxony, Germany; died Abt. 1840 in Butts Co., Ga. He married 25. Maria Gregory.
25. Maria Gregory, born Bet. 1750 - 1760 in Wales; died Bet. 1830 - 1840 in Morgan/Butts Co., Ga.

Notes for John Nicholas Schmidt:
Some information on John Schmidt and descendants taken from data posted on Ancestry.com by Jeanette Cuthriell , E- mail: Peanut73084@cox.net


Children of John Schmidt and Maria Gregory are:
i. John Napoleon Smith, born August 07, 1792 in Saxony, Germany; died January 10, 1849 in (1847?) Bain HIll, Lincoln Co., Tenn; married (1) Delaney Stamps Abt. 1815 in Lumpkin County, Ga; born Abt. 1794 in Ireland?; died April 10, 1833 in Lumpkin County, Ga.; married (2) Nancy Adams Aft. April 1833; born Abt. 1810 in (est. date); died Aft. 1850.

Notes for Delaney Stamps:
The following is an excerpt from a family history written by John Franklin Smith in 1923 in Berea, KY:
Our great-grand parents, Nicholas Schmidt and Maria Schmidt, were born in Saxony, Germany. Of their history before they left Germany in 1794 I know nothing whatever. Their son, John Schmidt, our grandfather, was born in
Saxony some two years before the family sailed for America. The vessel on which they came landed at Savannah, Georgia, in the latter part of 1794, and the
family moved off towards the northwest into the Carolinas, following the settlers who peopled those states from the south. There were other children in the
family, but whether these were born in the States I do not know. There were two sons, Immanuel and Nicholas, and one daughter, Louisa, who married a man by the name of Leadens and lived afterwards in Morgan County, Georgia.
Our grandfather [John Nicholas Schmidt] was born in the German home on August 7, 1792. He died in his Tennessee home on the Bain Hill in Lincoln County in January 10, 1849. He was twice married. His first wife, Father's
[Caleb Bunyan Schmidt] mother, was Delaney Stamps who died in the home in Lumpkins County, Georgia, on April 10, 1833. I do not know where she was from, but there were Delaneys among the early settlers of Virginia, and
I assume that she perhaps had connection with them. His second wife was Nancy Adams, who after grandfathers death in 1849, married a man whose name was Rutledge, who was the father of the old Mr. Rutledge who formerly lived at
the head of Stewart's Creek. There is no blood relation between our family and the Rutledges.
The name of Delaney Stamps shows that she was of Scotch-Irish parentage. She was a member of the old Baptist Church, as was her husband. She could read and write, but was not well educated. She was married to grandfather by a parson, Old Billy Woods, in Franklin County, Tennessee, but on what date I do not know. Her parents, John Stamps and Elizabeth (Betsy) Stamps, then lived in Franklin County. Whether they were native to that county, or came from elsewhere among settlers I do not know. She had two brothers, John and Joshua Stamps, and three sisters, Lovicy, Lucinda, and Elizabeth Stamps, who at the time of her marriage lived in the Franklin County home.
In 1826 Grandfather decided to move to Lumpkins County, Georgia. When he reached there he entered a large tract of land, securing patent for it from the government. Here he remained with his growing family until his wife died in April, 1833. Lucinda and Delaney and perhaps other children were born there, but shortly after the death of our Grandmother he gathered up his goods and
babies into an ox wagon and trekked back to the old home in Tennessee on the ridge above the Bain Hill.


Father went and returned on his trip. He was quite a small baby when the trip to Georgia was made. He told me that the family was in Georgia from 1824 to 1833.
After returning to Tennessee they sent money for some years to pay taxes on the land in Georgia, but it seems that the sheriff of the county appropriated the money instead of turning it into the treasury. at any rate, no tax receipts were ever sent, and the taxes lapsed. The land evidently went to someone who paid the back taxes, and in after years a paying deposit of gold was discovered on this identical farm. The original patent to this Georgia farm is still in the possession of some member of the family. It should be carefully preserved
for its historical interest.
I do not know when Grandfather married Nancy Adams. It must have been shortly after his return to Tennessee, for with several little children to care for his need of a housekeeper was indeed very great. I know nothing of her
family.

Of Grandfather's first marriage eight children were born.
Names and partial list dates follow:
Nicholas Dec 25
William Aug 5
Joshua Aug 7
Caleb March 24, 1824
James August 24, 1829
Lucinda
Delaney
Louisa
Of the second marriage, four children were born:
Mary
Napoleon (Polk)
Benjamin
Jeff

Marriages of these Children :
Nicholas, the eldest, married Nancy Bain, daughter of one of the first pioneers of the region. She lived to be very old and died in her son's home 3 1/2 miles south of Fayetteville.
William married Susan Beechwood who reached old age and died in the house now occupied (1923) by Robert E Downing, 3 miles south of Fayetteville.
Joshua married Jeanette Clonch. The Clonches lived south of the Bain Hill country beyond the head of the east fork of Stewart's creek. They moved to Limestone County, Alabama, and remained there the rest of life.
Caleb married Palmyra Elizabeth Byas, daughter of a family which lived on the ridge at the head of Stewart's Creek. Palmyra died on Dec 9, 1904, in her home on the ridge between the west fork of Stewart's Creek and the
head of Wells Creek.
James married Lucinda Thatcher and moved to northwest Missouri. Both died there.


Lucinda married Dow Harrison and went with him to Limestone county, Ala. Both lived there the rest of their lives.
Delaney married Willis Echols, and they, too, moved to Limestone County where they lived in the neighborhood with the Harrisons.
Louisa married George McLean and moved to Illinois. They lived near Shawneetown for many years.


ii. Emanuel Smith, born 1794 in Atlantic Ocean; died Bet. 1872 - 1879 in Butts Co., Ga; married Catherine Kimble December 20, 1815 in Morgan Co, GA; born Abt. 1796 in Europe.

Notes for Emanuel Smith:
Residence: 1860 lvg w-James B. & Caroline M. B. Holifield

Notes for Catherine Kimble:
Residence: 1860 lvg w-James B. & Caroline M. B. Holifield

12 iii. Nicholas Smith, born Bet. 1799 - 1800 in Morgan Co, GA; died 1895 in Panola Co., Texas; married Frances Cole Rogers Abt. 1820 in Ga..
iv. Louisa Smith, born Abt. 1796.


26. John Rogers, born 1781 in Granville Co, NC; died Aft. 1850 in Coosa Co, AL. He married 27. Ellender Priddy December 22, 1802 in Granville Co, NC.
27. Ellender Priddy, born 1784 in Granville Co, NC; died Aft. 1850 in Coosa Co, AL.

Children of John Rogers and Ellender Priddy are:
13 i. Frances Cole Rogers, born 1804 in Granville Co, N.C.; died October 22, 1866 in Alabama; married Nicholas Smith Abt. 1820 in Ga..
ii. Robert P. Rogers, born 1805 in Granville Co, N.C.
iii. Joseph Rogers, born 1809 in Granville Co, N.C.
iv. Thomas Rogers, born 1816 in Troup Co., Ga.
v. Patty Rogers, born 1817 in Troup Co., Ga.
vi. John L. Rogers, born 1830 (date?) Troup Co., Ga; married Martha (Mrs.) Rogers; born 1834 in Ga..


28. John B. Murchison, born January 12, 1774 in Cumberland (Moore) Co., N.C.; died August 26, 1847 in Coosa Co., Ala.. He married 29. Nancy (Mrs.) Murchison Abt. 1804.
29. Nancy (Mrs.) Murchison, born 1789 in Moore Co., N. C.; died Abt. September 1864 in (will filed Sept. 15, 1864).

Notes for John B. Murchison:
John B. Murchison b. 12 Jan 1774 d. 26 Aug 1847 - No father has been identified for him as yet. (per Karen Matheson [kjmatheson@austin.rr.com], July 7, 2006)


"This information came to me courtesy of Peggy Morgan (descendant of William Jasper Sims), who received it from Nellie Kate Murchison Morris, of Titus Al. Peggy writes:

She has been very generous in her help. She (Nellie Morris) is descended from Rory Murchison and wrote:

"There is a Murchison cemetery in the woods of Coosa County, AL. I have been to this cemetery many times - the last time was on Saturday evening May 28, 1994. This cemetery is on a hill, and I believe, near the site of the pioneer cabin where John B and Nancy Murchison lived - two piles of field rocks seem to suggest where the chimneys may have been - There are only two monuments but a number of graves.

The larger monument is 40-1/2 inches high and 20 3/-4 inches wide - at the top is a circle with the Masonic emblem - above the G is the "Eye of God" - I have seen many mason's emblems o n monuments but this is the only one I have ever seen with the "Eye" of God on it - my husband, William Grady Morris, 84 years old, is a mason and has a Masonic Bible - with the meaning of the All Seeing Eye of God - very beautiful - and most of the Murchison men were Mason s - underneath the circle is the handclasp - The man's holding the woman's hand. Then this description:
"Scared to the memory of John B. Murchison, a native of Cumberland Co., N.C. who was born January 12, 1774 and died August 26th, 1847 in the 74th year of his age. Emigrated to the stat e of Georgia in the year 1818, then to Alabama in the year 1836 where he spent the balance o f his life surrounded by his children and friends to mourn their loss but his gain. For many years he was an exemplary member of the Presbyterian Church --- even unto death."

Alongside this grave is another grave marked only with a large fieldstone imbedded in the ground and a smaller fieldstone at the foot. I believe this is the grave of Nancy Murchison, John B. Murchison's wife. She died before August or September 1864 in Coosa Co., AL at about 75 yrs of age. Possible born ca 1789."
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"Alabama Records V.211 Coosa County, AL" has a copy of John Murchison's will.
John Murchison Coosa Co. Ala.
Wills & Orphans Court Records Bk 1843 - 83 p314
State of Alabama This is my last Will Testament
Coosa County made on the Twenty Sixth day of August in the year of our Lord 1847 in bad health, But perfectly in my right mind. I desire that after paying my funeral Expences, that all my Just debts be paid by a Sale of my perishable property or so much thereof as will satisfy all my Just Debts - It is my will an d desire that my affectionate and Loving wife Nancy Murchison shall possess all the balance o f my property to Real and personal and all to be at her own discretion and to manage as she m ay think best, as long as she lives - I also will all my sons and daughters now a living on e Dollar Per anna? (alias per annum) It is also my wish and desire that my son Rorey shall t ake charge of the premises at my Death, and to pay all Just claims against the Estate, and t o see to his mother's welfare till Death. John Murchison x his mark (Seal)
Neill Gillis Test
Leonard Sims, Jr., Danial D Currie
Probated 6 September 1847


In the book titled: "Alabama Records, Volume 211, Coosa County" Compiled by Pauline Jones Gandrud the following notation appears after the Will for John Murchison:
1840 Census Coosa Co., Ala. 17th page, John Murchison 1 male 20-30 1 male 30-40 1 male 60-7 0 2 females 15-20 1 female 20-30 1 female 50-60. On same page:
Wm. E. Murchison 1 male 20-30 1 female under 5 1 female 20-30
See our Vol. 121 page 43 for Fla. War service of one Roary Murchison.
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1830 Census, Carol Co., GA.

1840 Census Coosa Co., AL 17th page. John Murchison 1 male 20/30 1 male 30/40 1 male 60/7 0 2 females 15/20 1 female 20/30 1 female 50/60. on same page:
Wm E Murchison 1 male 20/30 1 female under 5 1 female 20/30
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"History of Coosa County, Alabama Alabama Historical Quarterly, Spring Issue, 1942:

"Following the Turnpike toward Rockford from here on, the country becomes more broken and rocky, but the soil being good it has supported a population of thrifty families. On the west side of the road, a Mr. Murchison settled here among the Indians. He had two sons, William and Rora, who were about grown in Indian times, and lived to be men of mature age, and there are descendants of theirs still in the country, one Rora, Jr. who is especially a very prominent and influential man yet in Coosa. All this family were public spirited."
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John B. and family settled in the SW section of Coosa Co, AL on land they bought from the Creek Indians. They were born in North Carolina of Scottish Ancestry and were of the Presbyterian faith. They became members and worshipped at the Carolina Presbyterian Church, in Coosa County Al. This info per Nellie Kate Murchison Morris, Titus, AL.

Notes for Nancy (Mrs.) Murchison:
One source stated birth date as 1794. If so she would have been age 12 when Kenneth was born.

Probate Minutes 8 - 1863-1865
Nancy Murchison, Will of
State of Alabama } Probate Court Vacation
Coosa County } September 15th 1864
This day came Mrs. Nancy Deboard and filed her petition in writing and under oath therewith producing and filing in the Court an instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and Testament of Nancy Murchison deceased of said State and County praying for such orders decrees and proceedings as may be necessary for the decs Probate and Records of said Will in this Court which Said instrument appears to be attested by Wm. G.Speer, Wm Chancellor, & Wm H. Speer of County who are alledged to have Signed the same as subscribing witnesses to the Same. And it appearing to the Court from Said petition that petitioner is one of the Heirs of said deceased. That Alex Murchison, Kinneth Murchison, Duncan Murchison, W. E. Murchison, Catharine Gillis, wife of Neil Gillis, Mary A. McDuffie, wife of John McDuffie & Jane Deboard, wife of Deboard all of whom are of lawfull age and non residents and the minor Heirs of John Murchison who are also non residents. Margaret Simms, wife of Len! ard Simms & Roary Murchison of Lawfull age and who reside in same county & state.


It is therefore ordered by the court that the 1st Monday in November 1864 be set as a day for hearing testimony in proof of said instrument as such Will that said Chancellor & Speer be Subpoened to appear on Same 1st Monday on Nov next in and before this court to testify and give evidence of and concerning all and any facts touching the question of the validity of said instrument as such will. That said Margaret Simms wife of L. Simms & Roary Murchison be notified of this proceeding and of the day set for hearing the Same by Citation to be served on them ten days before the said day of hearing. It is also ordered that notice of the nature & term of hearing said application be posted on the Court house Door of said county three weeks Successively before the said day of hearing their being no newspaper published in said county at this time. It is further ordered that John S. Bently, Esqr. be!
and he is hereby appointed Guardian ad litem to represent and protect the interest of the Minor Heirs of John Murchison Deceased on the Hearing of said application and that he be notified of this appointment.



More About Nancy (Mrs.) Murchison:
Burial: Murchison Cemetery, Coosa Co., Ala.

Children of John Murchison and Nancy Murchison are:
i. Alexander (Col.) Murchison, born 1804 in Cumberland (Moore) Co., N.C.; died 1888 in of Cumberland Co., N. C; married Flora Isabella Mckay December 29, 1836 in (No issue); born 1819; died 1888.

Notes for Alexander (Col.) Murchison:
An account of John Murchison's death was published in North Carolina, and identifies him as the brother of a Col. Alexander Murchison (also a purported son of John B. Murchison). Col. Alex'r stayed in Cumberland Co. NC and did not immigrate with his father and siblings to Georgia and Alabama. Here is the account that was published in NC newspapers:

DEATH: Bessie Hubbard Tyner, "Fayetteville Observer (NC) Marriage & Death Abstracts 1841-1850" (Fuquay Varina, NC: 1997) 25 June 1850 - DIED on July 28, 1849, Maj. John Murchison, brother of Col. Alexr. Murchison of this county. He was a resident of TX [additional information] in which State he organized a company of emigrants for California in May 1849. On the route he was killed by the accidental discharge of his own gun. He was a worthy member of the M.E. Church South, and an honest man..."


More About Alexander (Col.) Murchison:
Burial: Summerville Pres. Ch., Harnett Co., N. C.

More About Flora Isabella Mckay:
Burial: Summerville Pres. Ch., Harnett Co., N. C.


ii. Kenneth Murchison, born August 18, 1806 in Cumberland Co., N.C.; died February 06, 1892 in Collin Co., Tex; married Flora Gillis November 04, 1830 in Cumberland Co., N.C; born September 28, 1809 in Cumberland Co., N.C.; died July 03, 1888 in Farmersville, Collin Co., Tx..

Notes for Kenneth Murchison:
Moved to Farmersville, Tx. by 1870. Farmer.

More About Kenneth Murchison and Flora Gillis :
Burial: Murchison Cemetery, Collin Co., Tx.

14 iii. John W. (Wesley?) Murchison, born 1807 in Cumberland Co., N.C.; died July 28, 1849 in (see notes) near San Jose, Arizona; married (1) Sarah Ann Robison Abt. 1832 in Wetumpka, Alabama; married (2) Nancy Theresse Cox February 19, 1848 in La Grange, Fayette County, Texas.
iv. Catherine Ann Murchison, born January 1810 in Cumberland Co., N.C; married Neil Gillis January 03, 1834 in Carroll Co., Ga; born Abt. 1808.

v. Isabella Murchison, born Abt. 1811; married Thomas Kirkly October 19, 1830; born Abt. 1811.

vi. William E. (Rev.) Murchison, born Bet. 1812 - 1813; died Aft. March 1855 in of Coosa Co., Ala; married Nancy Ann Burns December 30, 1837 in Coosa Co., Ala; born 1816.

Notes for William E. (Rev.) Murchison:
Was he a twin to Duncan, or simply born very early in the year?

vii. Duncan Murchison, born October 10, 1812; died 1887 in Kingston, Ga; married Susan Elizabeth Moore Snow; born 1816; died 1897.

viii. Mary Phoebe Murchison, born 1814; married John McDuffie December 29, 1839; born Abt. 1812.

ix. Roderick McIver "Roary" Murchison, born March 27, 1816 in Cumberland Co., N. C.; died September 07, 1875 in Coosa Co., Ala; married (1) Nancy Ann Edwards November 05, 1846 in Coosa Co., Ala; born Abt. 1820; died November 1849; married (2) Nancy Gill December 12, 1850 in Coosa Co., Ala; born February 13, 1835; died November 12, 1932.

More About Roderick McIver "Roary" Murchison:
Burial: Murchison Cemetery, Coosa Co., Ala.


x. Margaret A. Murchison, born January 17, 1825 in N.C.; died June 20, 1905 in (June 30?) Rigginstown, Talledega Co., Ala; married Leonard Sims December 18, 1843 in Coosa Co., Ala; born 1823 in Ala.?; died 1901.


xi. Jane Isabella Murchison, born March 15, 1826 in N. C.; died June 24, 1906 in Hopkins Co., Tx; married Daniel DeBord January 21, 1850 in Coosa Co., Ala; born 1802; died 1877.

More About Jane Isabella Murchison:
Burial: Mt. Sterling Cemetery, Hopkins Co., Tx.

xii. Nancy Elizabeth Murchison, born 1831; married (1) Thomas J. McNealey; born Abt. 1845; died 1880; married (2) Jacob M. DeBord Abt. 1850 in Coosa Co., Ala; born 1806; died 1852.



Generation No 32. Stephen Thomas, born May 25, 1736 in Talbot Co., Md.; died October 01, 1808 (Will dated Aug. 22,1808) Jones Creek, Anson Co., N.C. .. He was the son of 64. Stephen Thomas and 65. Mary Clothier. He married 33. Rachel Pratt Abt. 1756 in Anson Co., N.C.
33. Rachel Pratt, born Abt. 1738 in Maryland; died Aft. April 1774 (deed date) N.C.?. She was the daughter of 66. William Pratt and 67. Mary (Mrs.) Pratt.

Notes for Stephen Thomas:
Stephen had brothers and sisters who moved to N.C. with him. He was a planter in Anson Co., N.C. during the time he was married to Rachel Pratt. Anson Co. is on the S.C. border near Chesterfield, S.C.

Chesterfield County was one of three (also Darlington and Marlboro) formed from the Cheraw District after the Revolutionary War.


Before being Baptists, the family was Quakers.

There has not been found positive proof that this Stephen, brother to William and Tristram Thomas, was the father of the particular Stephen who married Susannah Benton, daughter of Joseph and niece of Col. Lemuel Benton. There is, however, considerable circumstantial evidence to support that connection. William and Tristram Thomas were revolutionary War compatriots of Col. Benton and also tied closely to him in post-war politics. That the nephew of William and Tristram should marry the niece of their very good friend simply bolsters the fact that there were a number of other families that Susannah and Stephen had in common with their parent's generation.

Children of Stephen Thomas and Rachel Pratt are:
i. Robert Thomas, born Abt. 1757 in Anson Co., N.C.; died in N.C.?.
ii. Mary Thomas, born Abt. 1759 in Anson Co., N.C; married Unknown (Mr.) Moore; born Abt. 1757.
16 iii. Stephen Thomas, born Abt. 1760 in Anson Co., N.C.; died in Pee Dee area, S.C; married Susannah Benton Abt. 1788.

iv. Nancy Thomas, born Abt. 1761; married Unknown (Mr.) Handfield; born Abt. 1758.
v. Sally Thomas, born Abt. 1762; married Unknown (Mr.) Martin; born Abt. 1760.


34. Joseph Lewis Benton, born Abt. 1738 in Richmond, Va.; died in of Granville Co., N.C. He was the son of 68. Samuel (Col.) Benton and 69. Unk. (Mrs.) Benton. He married 35. Lucretia Cove Abt. 1769 in Neuce River, N.C.
35. Lucretia Cove, born September 28, 1738 (Sept. 1752?) Va. She was the daughter of 70. John Cove.

Notes for Joseph Lewis Benton:
Surveyor in S.C., 1789-98.
Note that Joseph named a daughter Clarissa as did Col. Lemuel Benton. Also, Col. Lemuel had an uncle named "Joseph. Joseph named a son "Samuel, the same as Col. Lemuel's father.

Joseph is identified as a brother to Col. Lemuel Benton by Lyndon (Lee) (Mrs. R. B.) Cannon in her book Happy Heritage. Mrs. Cannon was the granddaughter of Joseph Lewis Benton. She should be expected to know something of their relationship, but there has been found no evidence that Joseph Benton was born to the same mother as Lemuel.


Notes for Lucretia Cove:
Adopted.

Marriage Notes for Joseph Benton and Lucretia Cove:
One source gave date as "1755".

Children of Joseph Benton and Lucretia Cove are:
i. Joseph Lewis Benton, born Abt. 1770 in Darlington Dist., S.C.; died in Died in infancy.
ii. Anna Benton, born Abt. 1771 in Darlington Dist., S.C.; died in Darlington Dist., S.C; married John Calvin? (Capt.) Timmons Abt. 1789; born Abt. 1740; died 1825.
17 iii. Susannah Benton, born Abt. 1773 in Darlington Co., S.C.; died in Pee Dee area, S.C; married Stephen Thomas Abt. 1788.
iv. Elizabeth Benton, born Abt. 1777 in Darlington Co., S.C; married Samuel (Rev.) Timmons; born Abt. 1777 in S.C.?; died Abt. 1828.

Notes for Elizabeth Benton:
May be daughter of Robert Benton and Susannah Brown.

v. Moses Benton, born Abt. 1779 in Darlington Co., S.C; married Unknown (Miss) Davis Abt. 1810; born Abt. 1790 in Miss..

vi. Samuel Benton, born Abt. 1781 in Darlington Co., S.C; married Frances (Mrs.) Benton; born Abt. 1781.

vii. Clarissa Benton, born Abt. 1783 in Darlington Co., S.C.; died August 1847.

Notes for Clarissa Benton:
Never married. Lived with Lucretia.

viii. Leucretia Benton, born September 25, 1786 in Darlington Co., S.C.; died September 25, 1848; married Abraham Lee 1808 in 4 children; born May 05, 1787 in S.C.?; died April 1823 in Thomasville, Ga..

Notes for Abraham Lee:
Grandson of Arthur F. Lee of Va.

ix. Rachel Benton, born July 07, 1789 in Darlington Co., S.C.; died September 28, 1855; married Benjamin Lawrence Abt. 1815 in 4 issue; born September 12, 1790 in Ranwick, Gloucestershire, England; died August 06, 1844 in Florence Co., S.C..

Notes for Rachel Benton:
May be daughter of Robert Benton and Susannah Brown.


40. Dempsey? Jones, born Abt. 1755.

Child of Dempsey? Jones is:
20 i. Stephen Jones, born 1778 in N. C.; died 1858 (1850?) Darlington District, SC; married (1) Nancy Mariah Hatchell; married (2) Mariah Jones.


42. Morris Hatchell, born Abt. 1761 in Isle of Wight, Va; died Bef. October 08, 1802 (age 47) Darlington District, S.C. He was the son of 84. William Hatchell and 85. Christiana Morris. He married 43. Martha (Patty) Arrington Abt. 1780.
43. Martha (Patty) Arrington, born Abt. 1761 in Edgecombe, NC / Surry, VA; died 1813 (age 55). She was the daughter of 86. Benjamin Arrington and 87. Nancy Ann (Mrs.) Arrington.


Children of Morris Hatchell and Martha Arrington are:
21 i. Nancy Mariah Hatchell, born Abt. 1780 in Wake County, N. C.; died 1839 in Darlington District, SC; married Stephen Jones.
ii. Wiley Hatchell, born 1780; died 1857; married Nancy Little; born 1785; died 1842.
iii. John Hatchell, born Abt. 1783; died 1855; married Huldah Pilkington; born Abt. 1790; died Abt. 1870.
iv. William Hatchell, born 1786; died 1859; married Mary (Polly) Lee December 07, 1810; born 1791; died October 1866.
v. Sarah Hatchell, born 1788.

vi. Benjamin Hatchell, born 1790; died August 1856; married Elizabeth White; born 1800 in Darlington, S. C..
vii. Jeremiah Hatchell, born 1795.
viii. Martha Hatchell, born 1795.
ix. Hannah Hatchell, born 1796.
x. Morris Hatchell, born 1797; died 1868; married Rebecca Allen; born 1805; died January 11, 1880.


44. Josiah Cockfield, born Abt. 1745; died 1796. He was the son of 88. William Cockfield and 89. Unk. (Mrs.) Cockfield. He married 45. Ann Singletary Abt. 1780.
45. Ann Singletary, born Abt. 1755.

Notes for Josiah Cockfield:
Revolutionary War. Served under General Marion.

From: A Sketch of the Life of Brigadier General Francis Marion, CHAPTER II
Campaign of 1780 by Honourable WILLIAM DOBEIN JAMES

Near Nelson's, he was informed, by his scouts, that a guard, with a party of prisoners, were on their way to Charleston; and had stopped at the house, at the great Savannah, on the main road, east of the river. (20th of August.) It was night, and the general, a little before daylight next morning, gave the command of sixteen men to Col. Hugh Horry. He was ordered to gain possession of the road, at the pass of Horse creek, in the swamp, while the main body, under himself, was to attack in the rear. In taking his position, in the dark, Col. Horry advanced too near to a sentinel, who fired upon him. In a moment he rushed up to the house, found the British arms piled before the door, and seized upon them. Twenty-two British regulars, of the 63d regiment, two tories, one captain, and a subaltern were taken, and one hundred and fifty of the Maryland line, liberated. In his account of this affair Gen. Marion says he had one man killed, and Maj. Benson wounded. But the man, Josiah Cockfield, who was shot through the breast; lived to fight bravely again, and to be again wounded.


Children of Josiah Cockfield and Ann Singletary are:
i. William Cockfield, born August 01, 1780 (family Bible); died February 06, 1825; married Janet Hamilton January 15, 1801; born February 28, 1782; died May 09, 1838.

Notes for William Cockfield:
Gasque's Batt., S.C. Militia (formed in 1810).


ii. Joseph Cockfield, born 1785 (1780?); died 1828 (will d. Apr. 17,1827 ); married Jane Singletary Abt. 1819; born October 14, 1802 in Georgetown, Prince Frederick, S.C.; died June 12, 1841 in South Carolina.



22 iii. Josiah Cockfield, born May 26, 1786 in Georgetown Co., S.C.; died April 11, 1836 (May 1838?)S.C; married Hannah Rebecca Singletary 1807 in Darlington Co., S. C.
iv. Washington Cockfield, born 1797; died 1870; married Sarah Singletary; born October 20, 1794 in Georgetown, Prince Frederick, S.C.; died 1850 in S.C..


46. Ebenezer Singletary, born 1753 in Charleston, S.C.; died 1820 in Williamsburg Dist., S.C. He was the son of 92. Benjamin "Ebenezer" Singletary and 93. Hannah Darby. He married 47. Agnes McNeely 1778 in Darlington Co., S.C.
47. Agnes McNeely, born 1755 in Williamsburg Co.., S.C.; died 1825 in Williamsburg Dist., S.C.. She was the daughter of 94. Henry McNeely and 95. Mary (Mrs.) McNeely.

Notes for Ebenezer Singletary:
In 1770 Ebenezer Singletary served as a member of the County Militia in the siege of Charleston, S.C. He was a signer of one of the petitions requesting an end to hostilities, sent to Benjamin Lincoln in behalf of the citizens. He served under General Lincoln during the siege.

Children of Ebenezer Singletary and Agnes McNeely are:
i. Henry Singletary, born May 08, 1780 in Georgetown, Prince Frederick, S.C.; died in South Carolina.

Notes for Henry Singletary:
Died young.

ii. Ebenezer Singletary, born September 07, 1781 in Georgetown, Prince Frederick, S.C.; died August 1855 in Williamsburg, S.C; married Sallie Barfield 1805 in S.C; born 1784 in S.C.; died Bef. 1850 in Williamsburg Dist., S.C..


iii. John Darby Singletary, born May 03, 1783 in Georgetown, Prince Frederick, S.C.; died Aft. 1860 in Williamsburg, S.C; married Elizabeth McClam Bef. 1811; born 1786 in N.C.; died Aft. 1830 in South Carolina.

iv. Samuel Singletary, born December 11, 1784 in Georgetown, Prince Frederick, S.C.; died October 26, 1842 in Williamsburg, S.C; married Agnes Daniel Abt. 1815 in Ten children; born 1799; died 1848 in S.C..

More About Samuel Singletary and Agnes Daniel:
Marriage: Ten children.

v. Mary Singletary, born June 18, 1786 in Georgetown, Prince Frederick, S.C.; died in South Carolina.

Notes for Mary Singletary:
Died young.

23 vi. Hannah Rebecca Singletary, born January 06, 1788 in Georgetown, Prince Frederick, S.C.; died Abt. 1827 in S.C; married Josiah Cockfield 1807 in Darlington Co., S.C..
vii. Agnes Esther Singletary, born May 14, 1790 in Georgetown, Prince Frederick, S.C.; died in South Carolina; married John Daniel; born Bef. 1800; died in South Carolina.
viii. Hester Singletary, born September 20, 1792 in Georgetown, Prince Frederick, S.C.; died in S.C; married William Daniel; born Abt. 1790; died in S.C..
ix. Sarah Singletary, born October 20, 1794 in Georgetown, Prince Frederick, S.C.; died 1850 in S.C; married Washington Cockfield; born 1797; died 1870.
x. Margaret Henrietta Singletary, born April 27, 1796 in Georgetown, Prince Frederick, S.C.; died in S.C.

Notes for Margaret Henrietta Singletary:
Died young.

xi. Elizabeth Singletary, born March 15, 1798 (May 15?)Georgetown, Prince Frederick, S.C.; died in S.C; married John Gaskins; born Abt. 1796.
xii. Henry Singletary, born September 10, 1800 in Georgetown, Prince Frederick, S.C.; died in Marion Co.? S.C; married Eleanor Bingham; born Abt. 1803.
xiii. Jane Singletary, born October 14, 1802 in Georgetown, Prince Frederick, S.C.; died June 12, 1841 in South Carolina; married (1) Joseph Cockfield Abt. 1819; born 1785 (1780?); died 1828 (will d. Apr. 17,1827 ); married (2) William Lewis Lee April 05, 1832 in S. C; born January 23, 1811 in S. C.; died January 31, 1879 in S. C..

xiv. Elisha Singletary, born Abt. 1803.


Generation No. 7

64. Stephen Thomas, born May 27, 1705 (May 28?) Talbot Co., Md.; died March 1771 (April 7, 1774?) Anson Co., N.C. He was the son of 128. Tristram Thomas and 129. Sarah Stephens. He married 65. Mary Clothier January 05, 1730/31 in Oxford, Talbot Co., Maryland.
65. Mary Clothier, born Abt. 1709 (Date?) Talbot Co., Md.; died Bef. October 02, 1767 in Anson Co., N. C. She was the daughter of 130. Robert Clothier and 131. Jane Kemp.

Notes for Stephen Thomas:
Moved to Anson Co. (now Richmond Co.), N.C. in 1752 at age 47. Before being Baptist, the family was Quakers.

Notes for Mary Clothier:
From a Quaker family. She could be “widow Lewis”.

Children of Stephen Thomas and Mary Clothier are:
i. Sarah Thomas, born November 29, 1731 in Md; married Daniel Landsom; born Abt. 1729.
ii. Robert Clothier (Rev.) Thomas, born September 26, 1733 in Md.; died 1817 (age 84) Britton's Neck, S.C; married Mary Sands October 13, 1756 in St. Lukes Parish, Queen Anns Co., Md; born Abt. 1739 in Va..

Notes for Robert Clothier (Rev.) Thomas:
Moved to Marlboro Co., S.C. about 1750, living near Tatum. Minister in the Baptist Church.

32 iii. Stephen Thomas, born May 25, 1736 in Talbot Co., Md.; died October 01, 1808 (Will dated Aug. 22,1808) Jones Creek, Anson Co., N.C. ; married (1) Mary (Mrs.) Thomas in Marriage in question; married (2) Rachel Pratt Abt. 1756 in Anson Co., N.C..
iv. Mary Thomas, born July 07, 1738 (July 17?) Md; married William Primrose; born Abt. 1736.
v. William (Ram Billy) Thomas, born January 31, 1740/41 in Queen Ann's Co., Md.; died Bef. August 1800 (will pr. Oct., 1800) Richmond Co., N.C; married (1) Hannah Pratt; born Abt. 1742 in Maryland; died Abt. 1785; married (2) Rachel Roe Bet. December 1788 - December 1789; born Abt. 1756 in Md.; died Aft. 1802.

Notes for William (Ram Billy) Thomas:
Continental Congress of N.C. 1774-1775. Moved with his father (mother having died) to Anson Co., N.C. (later, 1779, called Richmond Co.) east of the Pee Dee River and West of Cartledge Creek on two grants, 200 & 300 acres, later sold respectively to sons, Stephen and Nathan.
Amateur Astronomer.
Also "strongly reported to be the son of Stephen's brother, Phileman. That would have set his 1740/41 birth two years before Philoman's marriage to Sarah Scott in 1743/44.

Notice of his death published in Fayetteville Advertiser" Aug. 19, 1800 as died lately in Richmond Co.

CONTINENTAL CONGRESS 1774

WILLIAM THOMAS (Ram Billy) was regarded as a man of note and ingenuity in his day, stated Capt. W. I. Everett. He represented the county in the Continental Congress of 1774 and 1775, invented the Orrery, a machine to illustrate the motions of the heavenly bodies (Planetarium), and was a prominent man in affairs of the Rev. War, and the settling of the county. He received the name, "Ram Billy, by being butted by a large ram. He and the members of his family are buried two miles southeast of Blewetts Falls.


The only inscription on any tombstone in this graveyard is that at the head of his grave, as: "William Thomas, born 1741, died 1800." Note that the land grant to Edmond Cartledge and Wm. Blewitt, July 11, 1757, 275 acres, which was in 1770 acquired by John Covington (2), referred to "TheTom Jones' line." Now note that this 300 acres which William Thomas (Ram Billy) bought from Stephen Thomas, Jr., in 1773, referred to "Jones' Creek." It was definitely in this Cartledge Creek, Pee Dee River section, near where John Covington (2) lived that William Thomas is buried.


Notes for Rachel Roe:
Deeded by her father, John, in his 1780 will, "200 acres of land west side of Hamer Cr.", witnessed by Joseph Hines, James Downing, Wm. Leago. In deed book K, p. 41 Anson Co., William Thomas, son of Philemon, owned 650 acres of land in Anson Co., near this Hamer Creek land, but on the Anson Co. (now) side in 1773. William Thomas, son of Philemon (so stated in deed) exchanged this 650 acres with Stephen Thomas, Jr., wife, Rachel, for 300 acres N. E. Pee Dee River. Adding more land from time to time, he died there in 1800, Richmond Co., near Blewitts Falls.
William Thomas (Ram Billy) in his Will, 1800, willed the above 200 acres," left by Will of John Roe to his wife, Rachel," to his son, Stephen Thomas (b. 1765); dau., Elizabeth Ratcliffe (b. 1766), and dau., Sarah Moorman of ftrst set children. Wm. Ratcliffe's Will, 1777, was wit, by "William Thomas, son of Philemon." (See Olds Wills.) Also p. 45.


vi. John Thomas, born June 16, 1743 in Md.; died 1814 in Fountain City, Tn; married Molly Clark 1767 in 12 issue; born November 1748 (Nov. 19?); died 1840.

Notes for John Thomas:
Moved to Indiana early 1800s.

vii. Susan Thomas, born October 31, 1745 in Md; married George Mathews; born Abt. 1743.
viii. Elizabeth Thomas, born March 18, 1746/47 in Md.; died September 18, 1790; married Harry Evans; born Abt. 1745.
ix. Lewis (Rev.) Thomas, born May 18, 1750 (May 10?) Md; married Agnes Breedon; born Abt. 1752.

Notes for Lewis (Rev.) Thomas:
Moved to Indiana early 1800s.

x. Rebecca Thomas, born Abt. 1751 in Anson Co., N.C.; died October 27, 1802; married Samuel/Robert Poston; born Abt. 1751.
xi. Tristram (Gen.) Thomas, born July 28, 1752 in Richmond Co., N.C.; died



September 03, 1817 in Marlboro Dist., S.C; married (1) Mary Hollingsworth Abt. 1770; born Abt. 1753 in S. C.; married (2) Ann Pledger Abt. 1775 (2nd wife); born Abt. 1760; married (3) Mary Harry Abt. 1810 (3rd wife); born Abt. 1770; died January 1817.

Notes for Tristram (Gen.) Thomas:
Moved to S. C. about 1769 and settled in what became Marlboro County.
S. C. House of Rep.
S. C. State Senator.
Major, 1781, Revolutionary Army.
Brig. Gen. S. C. Militia 1794-1802

More About Tristram (Gen.) Thomas:
Burial: Sawmill Bapt. Church, Marlboro Dist., S.C.

xii. Philemon Thomas, born July 31, 1754 in Anson Co., N.C; married Mary/Elizabeth Breedon; born Abt. 1756.
xiii. Benjamin (Edgar Benjamin?) Thomas, born July 18, 1756 in Anson Co., N.C.; died January 01, 1833 in Anson Co., N. C; married (1) Anne Clark Bef. 1774 in Probably his first wife, if valid marriage; born Abt. 1758; died Bef. 1774 (date based on second marriage); married (2) Melinda Gurley Abt. 1774 in Graves Co., Ky; born 1758; died 1833.

Notes for Benjamin (Edgar Benjamin?) Thomas:
He and Melinda and son, Benjamin buried in old Thomas graveyard near Charity, on Richardson Creek, near Olive Branch, N.C. Graveyard since destroyed.

This, in addition to her probable later death date, indicates that if he had another wife, she probably was an earlier one who would have died before 1774.

Service in revolutionary War under a Capt. McCrory.
This Benjamin might not be the one who was son of Stephen and Mary Clothier, according to a George Thomas who is descended from him. George claims that Mary and Stephen's son moved to Tenn. about 1796.

xiv. James Thomas, born June 25, 1758 in Anson Co., N.C.; died Abt. 1790 (will d. Sep. 16, 1788); married Milly Clark March 26, 1785 in Guilford Co., N.C; born Abt. 1760.

Notes for Milly Clark:
Moved her family to Indiana early 1800s.


66. William Pratt, born Abt. 1720; died Bef. 1767 (will d. Nov. 21, 1760) Queen Ann's Co., Md.. He married 67. Mary (Mrs.) Pratt.


67. Mary (Mrs.) Pratt, born Abt. 1720.

Children of William Pratt and Mary Pratt are:
33 i. Rachel Pratt, born Abt. 1738 in Maryland; died Aft. April 1774 (deed date) N.C.?; married Stephen Thomas Abt. 1756 in Anson Co., N.C..
ii. Mary Ann Pratt, born Abt. 1740 in Maryland; married Robert Jarman; born Abt. 1740.
iii. William Pratt, born Abt. 1741 in Maryland.
iv. Hannah Pratt, born Abt. 1742 in Maryland; died Abt. 1785; married William (Ram Billy) Thomas; born January 31, 1740/41 in Queen Ann's Co., Md.; died Bef. August 1800 (will pr. Oct., 1800) Richmond Co., N.C..

Notes for Hannah Pratt:
Her father's will of Aug., 1760 lists her as "Hannah Pratt" and his estate settlement of May 6, 1762, lists her as "Hannah Thomas, so she was married between those dates.

v. Nathan Pratt, born Bet. 1744 - 1745 in Maryland.
vi. Henry Wright Pratt, born Abt. 1747 in Maryland.
vii. Soloman Pratt, born Bet. 1749 - 1750 in Maryland.
viii. Sarah Henrietta Pratt, born Abt. 1751 in St. Johns Parish, Caroline Co., Maryland; died Bef. 1787; married James Baynard February 07, 1775 in St. Johns Parish, Caroline Co., Maryland; born Abt. 1734; died October 25, 1825.


68. Samuel (Col.) Benton, born Abt. 1720 in Edgecombe Co., N. C.; died February 10, 1770 in Granville Co., N. C.. He was the son of 136. Francis Benton and 137. Margaret Pipkin. He married 69. Unk. (Mrs.) Benton Abt. 1737 (estimated date).
69. Unk. (Mrs.) Benton, born Abt. 1720.


Child of Samuel Benton and Unk. Benton is:
34 i. Joseph Lewis Benton, born Abt. 1738 in Richmond, Va.; died in of Granville Co., N.C; married Lucretia Cove Abt. 1769 in Neuce River, N.C..


70. John Cove, born Abt. 1715 in Virginia?; (of Granville County, NC.)

Child of John Cove is:
35 i. Lucretia Cove, born September 28, 1738 (Sept. 1752?) Va.; Adopted child; married Joseph Lewis Benton Abt. 1769 in Neuce River, N.C.

84. William Hatchell, born Abt. 1730 in Isle of Wight, Va; died 1804 in White Oak, Carteret Co.,NC. He was the son of 168. William Hatchell and 169. Elizabeth (Mrs.) Hatchell. He married 85. Christiana Morris 1760 in Nottoway Parish, Southampton, Va.


85. Christiana Morris, born September 23, 1736 in Isle of Wight, Va; died 1770 in Mecklenburg Co.,Va. She was the daughter of 170. John Morris and 171. Mary Conyers.


Child of William Hatchell and Christiana Morris is:
42 i. Morris Hatchell, born Abt. 1761 in Isle of Wight, VA; died Bef. October 08, 1802 (age 47) Darlington District, S. C; married Martha (Patty) Arrington Abt. 1780.


86. Benjamin Arrington, born 1740; died February 23, 1810. He was the son of 172. Arthur Arrington and 173. Mary West. He married 87. Nancy Ann (Mrs.) Arrington.
87. Nancy Ann (Mrs.) Arrington, born Abt. 1743; died Bef. 1800.

Children of Benjamin Arrington and Nancy Arrington are:
43 i. Martha (Patty) Arrington, born Abt. 1761 in Edgecombe, N.C. / Surry, VA; died 1813 (age 55); married Morris Hatchell Abt. 1780.
ii. John Arrington, born Abt. 1770.
iii. Benjamin Arrington, born Abt. 1775; died Abt. 1840; married Rebecca (Mrs.) Arrington; born 1779; died Abt. 1840.
iv. Nancy Ann Arrington, born Abt. 1775; married Gideon White; born Abt. 1775.


88. William Cockfield, born Abt. 1718. He was the son of 176. John Cockfield and 177. Rachel Bull. He married 89. Unk. (Mrs.) Cockfield.
89. Unk. (Mrs.) Cockfield, born Abt. 1730.

Children of William Cockfield and Unk. Cockfield are:
44 i. Josiah Cockfield, born Abt. 1745; died 1796; married Ann Singletary Abt. 1780.
ii. J. William Cockfield, born Abt. 1743.


92. Benjamin "Ebenezer" Singletary, born February 03, 1715/16 (1717?) St. Thomas St. Denis Parish, S.C.; died Abt. 1790 in St. Marks Parish, Sumter Dist./Craven Co., S.C.. He was the son of 184. Richard Singletary and 185. Sarah Stewart. He married 93. Hannah Darby Abt. 1735 in Charleston, S.C.
93. Hannah Darby, born September 21, 1718 in Berkeley Co., S.C.; died March 18, 1804 (May 18?) Sumter Dist., S.C. She was the daughter of 186. Michael Darby and 187. Mary Warnock.

Notes for Benjamin "Ebenezer" Singletary:
Of "Pudding Swamp".

Marriage Notes for Benjamin Singletary and Hannah Darby:
Children are of unknown birth date, so are placed in birth date order as they were listed in their mother's will. Marriage date estimated based on earliest estimated birth date. Michael assumed eldest, based on his being listed first and inheriting the family land.

Children of Benjamin Singletary and Hannah Darby are:
i. Michael Darby Singletary, born Abt. 1736 in Charleston, S.C.; died Bet. 1779 - 1804; married Elizabeth Perdriau Abt. 1760 in 3 Children; born Abt. 1742 in S.C..

Notes for Michael Darby Singletary:
Revolutionary soldier.

More About Michael Singletary and Elizabeth Perdriau:
Marriage: 3 Children

ii. Thomas Singletary, born 1740 in Charleston, S.C.; died Aft. 1778; married Lydia Perdriau; born Abt. 1742.

Notes for Thomas Singletary:
Revolutionary Soldier. Private, 1st S.C. Line under C. C. Pinckney

iii. Joseph Singletary, born Abt. 1742 in Charleston, S.C.; died Aft. 1789; married Martha (Mrs.) Singletary; born Abt. 1750.

Notes for Joseph Singletary:
Revolutionary War. Along with brother, John, captured on Brig "Medley" Mar. 13, 1781, at St. Eustacia. Prisoner of British in Mill Prison, Plymouth, England. Signed petition Feb. 19, 1782 to Henry Laurens for release.

iv. Daniel Singletary, born 1750 in S.C.; died Bef. May 1804 (not in mother's will).

46 v. Ebenezer Singletary, born 1753 in Charleston, S.C.; died 1820 in Williamsburg Dist., S.C; married Agnes McNeely 1778 in Darlington Co., S.C.
vi. Mary Elizabeth Singletary, born Abt. 1756 in S.C.; died Abt. 1788; married Samuel (Eddy) Eaddy; born Abt. 1756 in S.C.; died March 25, 1827 in S.C..

Notes for Samuel (Eddy) Eaddy:
The names of James (Eaddy, II) and Samuel (Eaddy, Sr) Eddy appear in the Jury Lists of Prince Frederick's Parish for the period 1778-1791. The family of James Eddy, Jr. and probably that of Samuel Eddy, Sr. changed their surname to Eaddy between 1819 and 1848

vii. John Darby Singletary, born Abt. 1758 in S.C.; died Abt. 1829 (Will recorded Apr. 20, 1829) Sumter Co., S.C; married Margaret (Mrs.) Singletary; born Abt. 1760.

Notes for John Darby Singletary:
Revolutionary War. Along with brother, Joseph, captured on Brig "Medley" Mar. 13, 1781, at St. Eustacia. Prisoner of British in Mill Prison, Plymouth, England. Signed petition Feb. 19, 1782 (to?) Henry Laurens for release.



Note: Henry Laurens had also been a prisoner of the British, being held in the Tower of London, 1780-1781.


viii. Benjamin Singletary, born Abt. 1759 (1769?) Berkeley Co., S.C.; died Aft. 1789 in Camden Dist., S.C.

Notes for Benjamin Singletary:
One report has him b. 1769, rather late for his mother's age.


94. Henry McNeely, born Abt. 1730 in Scotland; died 1811. He was the son of 188. James McNeely. He married 95. Mary (Mrs.) McNeely.
95. Mary (Mrs.) McNeely, born Abt. 1730 in Scotland.

Children of Henry McNeely and Mary McNeely are:
47 i. Agnes McNeely, born 1755 in Williamsburg Co.., S.C.; died 1825 in Williamsburg Dist., S.C; married Ebenezer Singletary 1778 in Darlington Co., S.C..
ii. Sukey McNeely, born Abt. 1757.
iii. Henry McNeely, born Abt. 1760 in Williamsburg Dist., S.C.; died 1818; married Jane McCants; born Abt. 1780; died 1843.
iv. James McNeely, born Abt. 1762 in Williamsburg Dist., S.C.; died 1815; married Sarah B. Singletary; born Abt. 1764 in Williamsburg Dist., S.C..
v. Mary McNeely, born Abt. 1764 in Williamsburg Dist., S.C; married (1) Unknown (Mr.) Singletary; born Abt. 1764; married (2) John Reid; born Abt. 1764.
vi. John J. McNeely, born Abt. 1780 in S.C.; died 1833; married Jane Cockfield in S. C; born 1782 in S.C..

More About John McNeely and Jane Cockfield:
Marriage: S. C.


Generation No. 8

128. Tristram Thomas, born Bet. 1664 - 1665 in Sundridge Parish, Kent, England; died February 11, 1745/46 (will d. Dec. 13/30, 1745) Kent (Queen Anne's) Co., Md.. He was the son of 256. Tristram Thomas and 257. Anne Coursey. He married 129. Sarah Stephens 1704 in Queen Anne's Co., Md.
129. Sarah Stephens, born June 1683 in Md.?; died November 1721 in Queen Anne's Co., Md.. She was the daughter of 258. John Stephens.

Notes for Tristram Thomas:
May be the son of Thomas Thomas and Elizabeth Knott

Owned "Trustrum", inherited from his father. Came to Md. with parents in 1666. ?

Exchanged "Trustrum" of 233acres in 1702 for 200 acres called "Coursey-upon-Wye"owned by his brother, Thomas Thomas. .

All birth dates of his children are taken from the Tristram Thomas family bible.

Member of St. Lukes Chapel, Wye, Md., but converted to Quaker after marriage to Jane Kemp and worshiped near Adamsville.

Children of Tristram Thomas and Sarah Stephens are:
64 i. Stephen Thomas, born May 27, 1705 (May 28?) Talbot Co., Md.; died March 1771 (April 7, 1774?) Anson Co., N.C; married Mary Clothier January 05, 1730/31 in Oxford, Talbot Co., Md..
ii. Ann "Nancy" Thomas, born March 10, 1706/07 (1705/06?) Talbot Co., Md.; died Bet. 1746 - 1763; married Joseph Jarman February 17, 1727/28; born Abt. 1706; died January 1763.

Notes for Ann "Nancy" Thomas:
May actually be twins, Ann and Nancy, Ann being married to Jarman and Nancy to a "Sandmon" or "Landman". Names similar enough to be the same, confused due to poor handwriting.

iii. Tristram Thomas, born March 25, 1710 (Mar. 27?) Talbot Co., Md.; died May 1746 (will dated Apr. 24, 1746) Queen Anne's Co., Md; married Anne Emory Abt. 1728 (Date?) Some of these issue may be of Mary Watson; born Abt. 1712 in Talbot Co., Md.

Notes for Tristram Thomas:
Was willed the homeplace and lived on Back Wye at Trustrams Queen Anne’s Co., Md.

More About Tristram Thomas and Anne Emory:
Marriage: Some of these issue may be of Mary Watson

iv. Simon T. Thomas, born July 18, 1712 (July 10?)Talbot Co., Md.; died 1781 (bef. Dec.)Richmond, N.C; married (1) Sarah Covington Bef. 1732; born Abt. 1714; married (2) Rebecca (Mrs.) Thomas Abt. 1732; born Abt. 1714; died March 08, 1736/37; married (3) Susannah Sands September 18, 1738 in Queen Anne's Co., Md; born Abt. 1717 in Talbot Co., Md.; died Aft. 1770 in Richmond, N.C.

v. Sarah Thomas, born February 18, 1713/14 (Feb. 28?) Md.; died Bef. 1746 in Md.?

vi. William Thomas, born November 30, 1717 in Queen Anne's Co., Md.; died Bef. 1746 in Md.?.
vii. Lewis? Thomas, born Abt. 1719 in Md.

Notes for Lewis? Thomas:
Not listed in family bible

viii. Philemon Thomas, born December 19, 1720 (Mar. 10, 1720/21?) Talbot Co., Md.; died 1797 (will d. 1797) Anson Co., N.C; married (1) Sarah (Mary?) Scott March 05, 1743/44 in Md; born Abt. 1722 in Md.?; died Abt. 1755; married (2) Elizabeth Pledger? Abt. 1760 in 2nd wife?; born Abt. 1733.

Notes for Philemon Thomas:
March 10 date may be Baptism date, or confused with that of Benjamin.
Left for N. C. 1769.
"Philemon Thomas conveyed to William Thomas, part of Hawkins Pharsalia, Lee's Chance, and Thomas' Addition, in 1767, Q. A. Co., Md. On the 25th Sept. 1769 William Thomas sold this 404 acres of land to James Hutchins, and came to N. C. (RR No. 12, fol. 356, Q. A. Co., Md., land division.) He made his Will which was proved 1797, Richmond Co., N. C., wit. by Kenneth McKenzie and Nathaniel Harrington; Executor, his son, William Thomas (Ram Billy). (Deed bk. PP, p. 51 shows all living children of Philemon Thomas in 1805 - his wife, Elizabeth then had m. Joseph McDowell - his dau., Elizabeth not then married. " from "My Folk, the First Three Hundred Years" © 1973 by Eleanor Pratt Covington McSwain


130. Robert Clothier, born Abt. 1680; died Bef. November 1717. He married 131. Jane Kemp Bef. 1702 in Issue.
131. Jane Kemp, born Abt. 1680; died Abt. 1732. She was the daughter of 262. Robert Kemp and 263. Elizabeth Webb.

Notes for Jane Kemp:
Quaker.


Child of Robert Clothier and Jane Kemp is:
65 i. Mary Clothier, born Abt. 1709 (Date?) Talbot Co., Md.; died Bef. October 02, 1767 in Anson Co., N. C; married Stephen Thomas January 05, 1730/31 in Oxford, Talbot Co., Md..


136. Francis Benton, born 1700 in Nansemond Co., Va.; died 1769 in Dobbs Co., N. C.. He was the son of 272. Francis Benton and 273. Martha Cotton. He married 137. Margaret Pipkin.

137. Margaret Pipkin, born February 12, 1704/05 in Surrey Co., Va.; died in N. C. She was the daughter of 274. John Pipkin and 275. Mary Arnald.

Children of Francis Benton and Margaret Pipkin are:
68 i. Samuel (Col.) Benton, born Abt. 1720 in Edgecombe Co., N. C.; died February 10, 1770 in Granville Co., N. C; married (1) Unk. (Mrs.) Benton Abt. 1737 in (estimated date); married (2) Frances Kimbrough 1751 in Hillsboro, N. C.
ii. Joseph Benton, born 1721 in Nansemond Co., Va.; died 1786 in Wayne Co., N. C; married Charity (Mrs.) Benton; born Abt. 1725 in N. C..
iii. Hardy Benton, born 1726 in Nansemond Co., Va.; died 1790 in Duplin Co., N. C.
iv. John Benton, born Abt. 1729 in Nansemond Co., Va.
v. Aaron Benton, born Abt. 1730 in Nansemond Co., Va.
vi. Francis Benton, born 1735 (Edgefield Dist., S. C.)?; died 1800 in Dobbs Co., N. C; married Lucretia Pipkin; born Abt. 1754 in Johnston Co., N. C.; died Aft. 1830 in Williamsburg Co., S. C.


168. William Hatchell, born Abt. 1700 in York, VA; died Bef. December 10, 1770 in Cumberland Parish, Mecklenburg Co., Va. He was the son of 336. William Hatchell and 337. Ann Dunn. He married 169. Elizabeth (Mrs.) Hatchell Abt. 1725 in Virginia.
169. Elizabeth (Mrs.) Hatchell, born Abt. 1715 in Mecklenburg Co, Va.


Children of William Hatchell and Elizabeth Hatchell are:
84 i. William Hatchell, born Abt. 1730 in Isle of Wight,VA; died 1804 in White Oak,Carteret Co.,NC; married (1) Henrietta Lee; married (2) Hannah Morris (2nd wife); married (3) Christiana Morris 1760 in Nottoway Parish,Southampton,VA.
ii. Henry Hatchell, born Abt. 1726 in Virginia; died Bef. 1800 in White Oak,Carteret Co.,NC; married Martha Russell; born Abt. 1726.
iii. John Hatchell, born Abt. 1733 in Virginia.
iv. Stephen Hatchell, born Abt. 1736 in Virginia; died Bef. September 10, 1781 in Cumberland Parish,Mecklenburg Co.,VA; married Mary (Mrs.) Hatchell; born Abt. 1736.
v. Armistead Hatchell, born Abt. 1737 in Virginia.
vi. Elizabeth Hatchell, born Abt. 1739 in Virginia.
vii. Johanna Hatchell, born Abt. 1740 in Mecklenburg Co,VA; died Aft. 1813; married Thomas Roberts Abt. 1757 (12 issue); born Abt. 1738 in Virginia; died November 1811 in Mecklenburg Co, Va.


170. John Morris, born March 20, 1704/05 in York, VA; died 1772 in Isle of Wight, VA. He was the son of 340. John Morris and 341. Mary (Mrs.) Morris. He married 171. Mary Conyers 1727 in York, VA.

171. Mary Conyers, born 1709 in York, VA.

Children of John Morris and Mary Conyers are:
i. Hannah Morris, born October 17, 1730; died 1799; married William Hatchell (2nd wife); born Abt. 1730 in Isle of Wight,VA; died 1804 in White Oak,Carteret Co.,NC.

85 ii. Christiana Morris, born September 23, 1736 in Isle of Wight,VA; died 1770 in Mecklenburg Co.,VA; married William Hatchell 1760 in Nottoway Parish,Southampton,VA.


172. Arthur Arrington, born 1710 in Isle of Wight Co., Va.; died April 01, 1801 in Nash Co., N. C.. He was the son of 344. William Arrington and 345. Elizabeth Peden. He married 173. Mary West.
173. Mary West, born 1713 in Isle of Wight Co., Va.; died 1801 in Nash Co., N. C.. She was the daughter of 346. Joseph West.

Children of Arthur Arrington and Mary West are:
i. Arthur Arrington, born 1735 in Isle of Wight Co., Va.; died 1795 in Nash Co., N. C; married Mary Sandefur April 14, 1758 in Southampton Co., VA; born September 29, 1741 in Southampton Co., VA; died 1805 in Nash Co., N. C..
ii. Mary Arrington, born 1737 in Isle of Wight Co., Va.; died 1806 in Nash Co., N. C; married Benjamin Whitehead; born Abt. 1735.
86 iii. Benjamin Arrington, born 1740; died February 23, 1810; married Nancy Ann (Mrs.) Arrington.
iv. Elizabeth Arrington, born Abt. 1742; married John Drewry; born Abt. 1742.
v. Ann Arrington, born Abt. 1744; married Matthew Drake; born Abt. 1744.
vi. James Thomas Arrington, born Abt. 1755; died 1807; married Ann Willis; born Abt. 1755.
vii. Joseph Arrington, born Abt. 1757; died 1818; married Martha (Crawford?) Crafford; born Abt. 1757.


176. John Cockfield, born Abt. 1674. He was the son of 352. William Cockfield and 353. Elizabeth (Mrs.) Cockfield. He married 177. Rachel Bull.
177. Rachel Bull, born Abt. 1675. She was the daughter of 354. Burnaby (Capt.) Bull and 355. Unk. (Mrs.) Bull.

Children of John Cockfield and Rachel Bull are:
i. Sarah Cockfield, born Abt. 1712.
ii. John F.? Cockfield, born August 04, 1715 in G. Son of Burnaby Bull.
iii. Burnaby Cockfield, born Abt. 1716; married Unk. (Mrs.) Cockfield; born Abt. 1716.
88 iv. William Cockfield, born Abt. 1718; married Unk. (Mrs.) Cockfield.

184. Richard Singletary, born March 16, 1680/81 in Haverhill, Essex Co., Ma.; died June 12, 1723 (1730?) St. Thomas / St. Denis Parish, S.C. He was the son of 368. Benjamin Singletary and 369. Mary Stockbridge. He married 185. Sarah Stewart Abt. 1710 in S.C.
185. Sarah Stewart, born Abt. 1683 in S.C.?; died Aft. 1725 in S.C.


Children of Richard Singletary and Sarah Stewart are:
i. Sarah Singletary, born June 23, 1710 in St. Thomas Parish,S.C.
ii. Richard Singletary, born November 01, 1713 in S.C.; died Aft. 1764 (Date of land grant); married Margaret (Mrs.) Singletary; born Abt. 1715.
92 iii. Benjamin "Ebenezer" Singletary, born February 03, 1715/16 (1717?)St. Thomas St. Denis Parish, S.C.; died Abt. 1790 in St. Marks Parish, Sumter Dist./Craven Co., S.C; married Hannah Darby Abt. 1735 in Charleston, S.C..
iv. Sarah Singletary, born June 25, 1719 in St. Thomas Parish,S.C.
v. Joseph Singletary, born January 14, 1720/21 in St. Thomas Parish,S.C; married Hannah Dunham; born June 17, 1717 in St. Thomas Parish,S.C..
vi. Susan Singletary, born January 01, 1723/24 in St. Thomas Parish,S.C.

Notes for Susan Singletary:
Twin
vii. Anna Singletary, born January 01, 1723/24 in St. Thomas Parish,S.C.

Notes for Anna Singletary:
Twin.


186. Michael Darby, born 1692 in Berkeley, S. C.; died February 17, 1738/39 (1739/40?) St. Thomas Parish, S.C. He was the son of 372. Josiah Darby and 373. Hannah Berrisford. He married 187. Mary Warnock November 02, 1717 (May 21?) St. Thomas Parish, S.C.
187. Mary Warnock, born Abt. 1697 in Ayrshire, Scotland; died Bet. 1725 - 1730 (Date?). She was the daughter of 374. Joseph Warnock and 375. Unknown (Mrs.) Warnock.

Notes for Mary Warnock:
She is also reported to be the daughter of Sir Andrew (b. abt. 1654).


Children of Michael Darby and Mary Warnock are:
93 i. Hannah Darby, born September 21, 1718 in Berkeley Co., S.C.; died March 18, 1804 (May 18?) Sumter Dist., S.C; married Benjamin "Ebenezer" Singletary Abt. 1735 in Charleston, S.C..
ii. Margaret? Darby, born Abt. 1720.
iii. Joseph Darby, born December 08, 1722 in St. Thom./St. Denis Par., Berkeley, S. C.; died February 1738/39.
iv. Mary Darby, born November 15, 1725 in S. C.; died Abt. September 04, 1770; married Elias Bonneau October 30, 1746 in S. C; born November 23, 1717 in S. C.; died Abt. July 12, 1773.

More About Mary Darby:
Burial: September 05, 1770

More About Elias Bonneau:
Burial: July 13, 1773

v. Jacob Darby, born Abt. 1730 in S. C.; died Abt. 1788 in S. C; married Rebecca (Mrs.) Darby; born Abt. 1733.

Notes for Jacob Darby:
May be not son of this Mary, depending on her death date.
He may be the Jacob who served in the militia during 1781.


188. James McNeely, born Abt. 1705 in Scotland?; died 1764 in Scotland?.

Children of James McNeely are:
94 i. Henry McNeely, born Abt. 1730 in Scotland; died 1811; married Mary (Mrs.) McNeely.
ii. Unknown (Miss) McNeely, born Abt. 1732; married (1) John Frierson; born Abt. 1730; married (2) James Frierson; born Abt. 1732.
iii. Agnes McNeely, born Abt. 1725 in Scotland; died 1760; married James McCants January 01, 1739/40 (July 1?) Prince Frederick Parish, S.C; born Abt. 1712 in Scotland; died 1772.

Notes for James McCants:
Migrated from Scotland to Newtownards, Co. Downs, Ireland, before immigrating to America at age 18 (abt. 1730).They landed in N. C., then moved to Williamsburg, Craven Co., S. C.
Married several times.
There may (must?) be another generation between this James and supposed parents, David & Elizabeth. She would have been over age 55 at his calculated birthdate of abt. 1712.


Generation No. 9

256. Tristram Thomas, born 1633 in Orpington, Kent, England; died Bet. 1685 - 1686 (Will pr. May 22, 1686) Talbot, Md. He was the son of 512. Christopher Thomas, "The Immigrant" and 513. Unknown (Mrs.) Thomas. He married 257. Anne Coursey Abt. 1655 in Dublin, Ireland.
257. Anne Coursey, born Abt. 1633 in Finglas Parish, Dublin, Ireland; died Abt. 1708 in Talbot Co., Md. She was the daughter of 514. Henry Coursey and 515. Unk. (Mrs.) Coursey.

Notes for Tristram Thomas:
MUST be the son of Christopher and unknown first wife, as he left "Barbados Hall" to his son, Thomas Thomas. So--- this is not the youngest son of Christopher, Sr. (d. 1641), as some have declared.


His wife must be not Anne King, but Anne Coursey. Since Tristram was the nephew of Julian Thomas who married William Coursey, Tristram would not have been William's brother-in-law unless he married William's sister. This is now established as fact from the Coursey family history, which shows Anne, daughter of Henrie (b. abt. 1596), as married to "Tristram Thomas".

At the insistence of his brother-in-law, William Coursey, Tristram came to Maryland in 1666 with wife and three sons, Thomas, Christopher, and Tristram. In Nov. 10, 1670, William Coursey deeded to Tristram the (then) 400 acres on the Wye River called "Trustram", on which Tristram was already living. This was done shortly after Tristram's father, Christopher died, in fact the same month that Tristram's step-mother deeded (sold) her one-third of "Barbados Hall" to Tristram, she having remarried in the months since.

He was a member of the board appointed to lay out the town of Oxford, Md. at the mouth of the Tred Avon River. He purchased the remainder of "Barbados Hall" on the Chester River from his step-mother, Elizabeth (Mrs.) Higgins/Thomas/Smith. It was her one-third of the estate of Christopher, the other two-thirds having been awarded to Tristram (it is assumed, "by law", since Christopher left no known will) as the only son. That land had been "Patented" Sept. 4, 1665.

At this point, it appears Tristram owned both "Trustram" and "Barbados Hall".


BARBADOS HALL

"For twenty-four years nothing more is known of Christopher Thomas until he appears in 1664 in Md., with -his second wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Higgins, and demands land. He received a warrant for 350 acres, called "Barbados Hall," (Lib. VII, fol. 471, Md.) This famous estate owned in 1679 by Tristram Thomas (3), and by Edmond Thomas in 1723, still stands. Robert Smith on 12 April, 1703, sold to Matthew Mason, 100 acres of "Barbados Hall." Richard Bennett once owned this estate in 1703 (RR No. 12, fol. 322, Talbot and Q. A. Co.) Rev. Hugh Neil (Neale) d. 1782, at one time a Minister of St. Pauls, owned "Barbados Hall." (P. 319, Hist. of Q. A. Co., by Emory and p. 89 this book.)

In 1679 Mrs. Elizabeth Higgins, wid. of Christopher Thomas, who had died 25 March, 1670, she then the wife of Matthew Smith, conveyed to Tristram Thomas (3) her step-son, all her interest in the landed estate left by his father, Christopher Thomas. (Lib. 7, fol. 471, Talbot Co., Barbados Hall.) "Matthew Smith's branch" is mentioned in the boundary lines of St. Paul's and St. Luke's Church, also in the deed of Henry Covington (1) tract known as "Providence." (See p. 39.)"

Quoted text taken from "My Folk, the First Three Hundred Years", by Eleanor P. C. McSwain"


Notes for Anne Coursey:
The so-called ROYAL LINE

Regarding John and William Coursey of the noted DeCoursey family of Ireland: The family holds the ancient barony of Kingsale in the peerage of Ireland, created by King John, and is the most ancient of Ireland."


Close by the Coursey grant on the Wye River, was the grant laid out for William Hemsley, by William Coursey, Deputy Surveyor in 1660. Capt. William Hensley, a doctor, m. Judith." (Md. Archives Vol. 54, p. 600). Their daughter, Elizabeth Hemsley, m. Rev. James Clayland (Will 1699). Tristram Thomas (3) made his will which was proved 22 May, 1686. His widow, Anne Coursey Thomas, m. (2) William Turloe.

Children of Tristram Thomas and Anne Coursey are:
i. Thomas Thomas, born Abt. 1657 in Kent, England; died 1706 (will dated Aug. 11,1701) Talbot Co., Md; married Elizabeth Knott Abt. 1673 in Talbot Co., Md; born Abt. 1656 in Kent, England; died Bet. 1719 - 1720 (will dated Jan. 18, 1719) Talbot Co., Md.

Notes for Thomas Thomas:
Eldest son. Immigrated with his father to Md. in 1666 and settled on the Wye River. Was left the plantation, "Barbados Hall" at Chester River, Md. in his father's will. Proving that his father, Tristram, was the son of Christopher, Jr. and step-son of Elizabeth Higgins.

Thomas Thomas was brother-in-law of John King because King was married to sister, Juliana Thomas, not because (mistakenly) that Thomas was married to John King's sister, Anna.

ii. Christopher Thomas, born 1662 in Kent, England; died 1688 in Talbot Co., Md.

Notes for Christopher Thomas:
Unmarried. Immigrated to Md. 1666 and settled on the Wye River. No issue.

128 iii. Tristram Thomas, born Bet. 1664 - 1665 in Sundridge Parish, Kent, England; died February 11, 1745/46 (will d. Dec. 13/30, 1745) Kent (Queen Anne's) Co., Md; married (1) Judith Clayland Bet. 1694 - 1698 in Md.?; married (2) Sarah Stephens 1704 in Queen Anne's Co., Md.; married (3) Jane Kemp 1723; married (4) Jane (Mrs.) Smith Abt. 1733 (Questionable marriage)

iv. Elizabeth Thomas, born 1667 in Talbot Co., Md; married (1) John Madbury Bef. May 1686; born Abt. 1665; married (2) Robert Blunt Bef. April 03, 1708; born Abt. 1665.

v. William Coursey Thomas, born October 18, 1669 in Talbot Co., Md.; died April 01, 1740 (will d. Mar. 20, 1739/40-pr. Dec. 10, 1740) Talbot Co., Md; married Jane/Jean Riddell 1690 in Md; born Abt. 1671 in Talbot Co., Md.; died Abt. February 1739/40.
Notes for William Coursey Thomas:
High Sheriff of Talbot Co., Md., Oct. 15, 1735.

vi. Juliana "July" Coursey Thomas, born October 15, 1671 in Talbot Co., Md.; died Bet. 1719 - 1720 in Talbot Co., Md; married John King February 11, 1701/02 in Talbot Co., Md; born Abt. 1669.



Notes for Juliana July Coursey Thomas:
Named for Her aunt, Juliana Coursey.

vii. Stephen Thomas, born January 15, 1673/74 in Talbot Co., Md.; died 1724 (1704?) Talbot Co., Md; married Alice (Mrs.) Thomas (No issue); born Abt. 1676.

Notes for Stephen Thomas:
Left by his father, 233 acres lying by John Glandwing's (Glendinning) on the Bar"

viii. Anne Thomas, born Abt. 1677 in Trustram Talbot Co., Md.; died 1737 (Nov. 10, 1720?); married (1) Arthur Emory Abt. 1697 (Date of deed) 7 issue; born Abt. 1675; died Bef. 1701; married (2) Thomas Martin February 11, 1700/01 (Also m. Arthur Emory?); born September 01, 1672; died November 23, 1715.


ix. Martha Thomas, born Abt. 1680 in Talbot Co., Md.; died 1739 (1723-24?); married Thomas (Col.) Smyth 1703 (1708?); born Abt. 1677; died in of Kent Co., Md..

Notes for Thomas (Col.) Smyth:
J.P., member of Lower House of Assembly of Md., Judge.

x. Meredith Thomas, born 1683 in Talbot Co., Md.; died 1738; married Anne King 1708 in Md; born Abt. 1685.
258. John Stephens, born Abt. 1660.

Child of John Stephens is:
129 i. Sarah Stephens, born June 1683 in Md.?; died November 1721 in Queen Anne's Co., Md; married Tristram Thomas 1704 in Queen Anne's Co., Md..


262. Robert Kemp He married 263. Elizabeth Webb.
263. Elizabeth Webb

Child of Robert Kemp and Elizabeth Webb is:
131 i. Jane Kemp, born Abt. 1680; died Abt. 1732; married (1) Robert Clothier Bef. 1702 in Issue; married (2) Thomas Jr. Eubanks November 05, 1717 in Treadhaven Meeting House, Eastern Shore, Md.; married (3) Tristram Thomas 1723.


272. Francis Benton, born 1680 in Nansemond Co., Va.; died 1726 in Bertie Co., N. C.. He was the son of 544. Francis Benton and 545. Charity B. (Mrs.) Benton. He married 273. Martha Cotton.


273. Martha Cotton, born 1685 in Nansemond Co., Va.; died 1728 in Bertie Co., N. C.. She was the daughter of 546. John Paul Cotton and 547. Martha Godwin.

Child of Francis Benton and Martha Cotton is:
136 i. Francis Benton, born 1700 in Nansemond Co., Va.; died 1769 in Dobbs Co., N. C; married Margaret Pipkin.


274. John Pipkin, born Abt. 1641 in Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire, England; died Abt. 1721 in Surrey Co., Va. He was the son of 548. John Pipkin and 549. Mary (Mrs.) PIpkin. He married 275. Mary Arnald.
275. Mary Arnald, born December 04, 1661 in Shillington, Bedfordshire, England. She was the daughter of 550. Edward Arnald and 551. Unk. (Mrs.) Arnald.

Children of John Pipkin and Mary Arnald are:
i. Mary Pipkin, born Abt. 1685 in Surrey Co., Va.; died Aft. 1752 in Bertie Pct., N. C; married William Yeates; born Abt. 1682 in Bertie Pct., N. C.; died December 11, 1751 in Bertie Pct., N. C..
ii. Stephen Pipkin, born November 10, 1698 in Surrey Co., Va; married Unk. (Mrs.) PIpkin; born Abt. 1700.
137 iii. Margaret Pipkin, born February 12, 1704/05 in Surrey Co., Va.; died in N. C; married Francis Benton.
iv. John Pipkin, born March 14, 1707/08 in Surrey Co., Va; married Ann (Mrs.) Pipkin; born Abt. 1710 in Va..


336. William Hatchell, born Abt. 1675 in Ireland? He married 337. Ann Dunn.
337. Ann Dunn, born Abt. 1681 in Virginia.

Children of William Hatchell and Ann Dunn are:
168 i. William Hatchell, born Abt. 1700 in York,VA; died Bef. December 10, 1770 in Cumberland Parish,Mecklenburg Co.,VA; married Elizabeth (Mrs.) Hatchell Abt. 1725 in Virginia.
ii. Stephen Hatchell, born 1702 in York,VA.
iii. Elizabeth Hatchell, born Abt. December 1702 (Christ. 2 JAN 1703) Charles Parish,York,VA.
iv. Phyllis Hatchell, born 1704 in York,VA.
v. Betty Hatchell, born 1706 in York,VA.
vi. Mary Hatchell, born 1708 in York,VA.
vii. John Hatchell, born 1710.


340. John Morris, born March 08, 1680/81 in York,VA; died January 05, 1745/46 in York,VA. He was the son of 680. John Maurice and 681. Christjana (Mrs.) Maurice. He married 341. Mary (Mrs.) Morris.
341. Mary (Mrs.) Morris, born 1685 in York, Va.


Children of John Morris and Mary Morris are:
170 i. John Morris, born March 20, 1704/05 in York,VA; died 1772 in Isle of Wight, VA; married Mary Conyers 1727 in York,VA.
ii. Sarah Morris, born September 17, 1728 in York,VA; died 1776; married John Stroud 1759 (9 issue) Isle of Wight, VA; born 1725 in Virginia; died November 1776 in Mecklenburg Co.,VA.

344. William Arrington, born 1662 (1670?) Isle of Wight Co., Va.; died Aft. May 09, 1725 in Isle of Wight Co., Va. He married 345. Elizabeth Peden 1693 in Isle of Wight Co., Va..
345. Elizabeth Peden, born 1672 (1670?) Isle of Wight Co., Va.; died 1725 in Isle of Wight Co., Va.. She was the daughter of 690. James Peden and 691. Jane Higgins.

Notes for William Arrington:
Will of William Arrington, Isle of Wight County, Virginia,
The Great Book, volume 2, 1715 – 1726, page 69:
In the name of god Amen, I William Arrington, being very sick and weak but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given to Almighty God hoping through the merits, death and passion of my saviour Jesus Christ to have free pardon of all my sins and inherit everlasting life, and my body I commit to the ground to be buried decently by me executors hereafter named.
Item. I give unto my loving som Arthur Arrington the plantation whereon I now live and all the land belonging to the said plantation being two hundred forty acres to him my said son and to his heirs lawfully begotten of his body forever, and if my said son should die having no such issue, the said land and plantation to return to my son William Arrington and to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten forever.
Imprimis: I give unto my loving son John Arrington the plantation whereon he now lives and the one half of the land belonging to it, and after my said son John’s decease, I give the said land and plantation unto my grandson William Arrington and to his heirs forever. I give unto my son John forty shillings current money.
Imprimis: I give unto my loving son Benjamin Arrington the other remaining half of the said tract, dividend or parcel of land which is joining to my son John’s, to him my said son and his heirs forever, his brother John helping him to clear six thousand cow hills on the said land and to assist him to build a dwelling house twenty-five feet long and sixteen feet wide.
I give unto my daughter Mary Sykes two ewes and lambs and one cow and calf.
I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Crumpler one cow.
Item. I give unto my daughter Sarah Riggan one cow.
Imprimis: I give unto my daughter Ann Arrington six head of cattle, three of the said cattle being already under her mash. I give to my said daughter Ann one new feather bed with all the furniture thereunto belonging, two pewter dishes, one dozen of pewter spoons and a chest and one young mare.
Item. I give unto my granddaughter Ann Riggan one cow and calf, two pewter dishes, one basin.
Imprimis: I give unto my son Benjamin Arrington two cows and calves and two heifers of two year old, one horse that is called his, one feather bed and furniture now belonging to it which he lies on himself.
Item. I give unto my son Arthur one feather bed and furniture belonging to it, two cows and calves, two heifers of two year and a horse or mare, when he comes to the age of sixteen years.
And all the rest of my estate I give unto my dear and loving wife Elizabeth Arrington during her natural life or widowhood, and that my negro John labour and be unto my wife during her natural life


or widowhood and at her death or marriage to be delivered to my son Benjamin Arrington, and also at her death or marriage all the rest of my estate be equally divided amongst all my children.Upon second thought, I give and bequeath unto my son William Arrington my horse, arms, and rapier, a cow and five pounds current money.
I do appoint my loving wife Elizabeth Arrington and two of my sons John and Benjamin my whole and sole executors of this my last will and testament, revoking and making void all other wills heretofore made by me.
In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal to this my last will and testament being contained in half a sheet of paper this 4th day of May, 1725.
William Arrington (Seal)
Signed, sealed and delivered
In presence:
James Cooper John Dunkley
Executed and truly recorded Test: James Jagles (?), Cl. Cur.

Children of William Arrington and Elizabeth Peden are:
i. Mary Arrington, born 1702 in Isle of Wight Co., Va; married Unknown (Mr.) Sykes 1721; born Abt. 1695.
ii. John Arrington, born 1703 in Isle of Wight Co., Va.; died April 1761; married Ann (Mrs.) Arrington 1729 in Nottaway Parrish, Northhampton County, VA; born 1706.
iii. Giles Arrington, born Abt. 1705.
iv. William Arrington, born 1705; died 1752 in Northhampton County, Va.
v. Benjamin Arrington, born 1709.
172 vi. Arthur Arrington, born 1710 in Isle of Wight Co., Va.; died April 01, 1801 in Nash Co., N. C; married Mary West.
vii. Elizabeth Arrington, born 1713; married William Crumpler 1725; born Abt. 1697.

viii. Sarah Arrington, born 1713; married David Riggean 1726; born Abt. 1700.

346. Joseph West, born Abt. 1685.

Child of Joseph West is:
173 i. Mary West, born 1713 in Isle of Wight Co., Va.; died 1801 in Nash Co., N. C; married Arthur Arrington.


352. William Cockfield, born 1646 in Whitby, England; died in S.C. He was the son of 704. John Cockfield and 705. Elizabeth (Mrs.?) Smith. He married 353. Elizabeth (Mrs.) Cockfield.
353. Elizabeth (Mrs.) Cockfield, born Abt. 1646.

Notes for William Cockfield:
The first settlement that survived in South Carolina was on the ship "Carolina" that left England in October 1669 and landed at Fort Royal (now Paris Island) in 1670. The passenger list in the South Carolina Historical Magazine, 1970 pages 101-108, included William Cockfield.
(per Ray Timmons E-mail, 6/1/2005)


William arrived as a servant for Paul Smith. After Paul
died in 1672, William married Paul's widow, Elizabeth.

Children of William Cockfield and Elizabeth Cockfield are:
176 i. John Cockfield, born Abt. 1674; married Rachel Bull.
ii. Mary Cockfield, born Abt. 1675.


354. Burnaby (Capt.) Bull, born June 04, 1650 in Kinghurst Hall, Warwickshire, England; died Bef. March 1716/17 (S. C.?). He was the son of 708. Josias Bull, (Dean of Lichfield?) and 709. Katherine Agard. He married 355. Unk. (Mrs.) Bull.
355. Unk. (Mrs.) Bull, born Abt. 1650.

Notes for Burnaby (Capt.) Bull:
Sailed on the "Carolina" with his brother, Stephen, August, 1669.

Child of Burnaby Bull and Unk. Bull is:
177 i. Rachel Bull, born Abt. 1675; married John Cockfield.


368. Benjamin Singletary, born April 04, 1656 (April 14?) Haverhill, Essex Co., Mass.; died July 1699 (1697?) Red Bank, S.C. He was the son of 736. Richard Singletary and 737. Susannah Cooke. He married 369. Mary Stockbridge April 04, 1678 in Haverhill, Essex Co., Ma.
369. Mary Stockbridge, born April 29, 1655 in Scituate, Mass.; died Abt. 1696 in S.C. She was the daughter of 738. John Stockbridge and 739. Mary Broughton Godfrey Hatch.

Notes for Benjamin Singletary:
Several of his nephews were killed by Indians. First settled in Dorchester area of S.C. (named for Dorchester, Mass.).


Children of Benjamin Singletary and Mary Stockbridge are:
i. Susannah Singletary, born January 27, 1678/79 in Haverhill, Essex Co., Ma; married John Jr. Stone; born Abt. 1675.
184 ii. Richard Singletary, born March 16, 1680/81 in Haverhill, Essex Co., Ma.; died June 12, 1723 (1730?) St. Thomas / St. Denis Parish, S.C; married Sarah Stewart Abt. 1710 in S.C.
iii. Jonathan Singletary, born August 28, 1683 in Haverhill, Essex Co., Mass.; died Abt. 1744; married Mary FritzRandolph; born Abt. 1685.
iv. John Singletary, born July 06, 1686 in Haverhill, Essex Co., Mass.; died in S.C.
v. Broughton Singletary, born March 25, 1689 in Haverhill, Essex Co., Mass.; died January 25, 1736/37 in S. C; married Deborah Flewellin December 17, 1711 in St. Thomas/St. Denis Parish, S.C; born Abt. 1691 in Haverhill, Essex Co., Mass..
vi. Joseph Singletary, born February 09, 1692/93 in Haverhill, Essex Co., Mass.; died Aft. January 25, 1736/37 in Berkeley Co., S.C; married Unknown (Mrs.) Singletary; born Abt. 1695; died Aft. 1728 in S.C.
vii. Mary Singletary, born July 14, 1695 in Haverhill, Essex Co., Mass.


viii. Hannah Singletary, born October 18, 1696 in Haverhill, Essex Co., Mass; married John Dunham; born Abt. 1694.


372. Josiah Darby, born Abt. 1670 in Dublin, Ireland; died Abt. 1710 in S. C. He was the son of 744. Nicholas Darby and 745. Unknown (Mrs.) Darby. He married 373. Hannah Berrisford.
373. Hannah Berrisford, born Abt. 1670; died Abt. 1710 in S. C.

Child of Josiah Darby and Hannah Berrisford is:
186 i. Michael Darby, born 1692 in Berkeley, S. C.; died February 17, 1738/39 (1739/40?) St. Thomas Parish, S.C; married (1) Mary Warnock November 02, 1717 (May 21?) St. Thomas Parish, S.C.; married (2) Elizabeth (Mrs.) Darby 1730 in St. Thomas Parish, Charleston, S. C.; married (3) Judith (Mrs.) Darby 1734; married (4) Susannah (Mrs.) Darby 1738.


374. Joseph Warnock, born Abt. 1678 in Ayrshire, Scotland. He was the son of 748. Andrew (Sir) Warnock and 749. Unknown (Mrs.) Warnock. He married 375. Unknown (Mrs.) Warnock.
375. Unknown (Mrs.) Warnock, born Abt. 1678.

Notes for Joseph Warnock:
Received a land grant from King of England in 1699. He left 500 acres to his daughter, Mary, who passed it to her son, Joseph. The grant may have been given from his possible support of the King against the Jacobite rebellion.

Children of Joseph Warnock and Unknown Warnock are:
i. Andrew Warnock, born Abt. 1696.
187 ii. Mary Warnock, born Abt. 1697 in Ayrshire, Scotland; died Bet. 1725 - 1730 (Date?); married Michael Darby November 02, 1717 (May 21?) St. Thomas Parish, S.C.
iii. Abraham Warnock, born Abt. 1698.


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