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Conley Leroy Worley
b. 18 November 1912, d. 26 November 2005

Father James Nero Worley b. 31 March 1866, d. 29 March 1945
Mother Mary Jane Grogan b. 21 July 1872, d. 19 April 1959
Pedigree

Last Edited 17 Dec 2005

Birth 18 November 1912  Conley Leroy Worley was born on 18 November 1912 at Ashe Co NC. 
  He was the son of James Nero Worley and Mary Jane Grogan
Marriage 5 November 1938  Conley Leroy Worley married Martha Mable McMillan, daughter of Thomas Jefferson McMillan and Susie Elizabeth Miller, on 5 November 1938 at Independence, Grayson County, VA.1 
Death 26 November 2005  Conley Leroy Worley died on 26 November 2005 at Crumpler, Ashe County, NC, at age 93. 
Namesake   Conley says he was named after 2 Christian church preachers, Conley Greer and Leroy somebody else. Conley Greer was also a distant cousin.2 
Occupation   Occupation: Sawmiller.  

Family Martha Mable McMillan b. 20 February 1917, d. 15 April 1955

Citations
  1. [S565] Certificate of Marriage, Conley Worley to Mabel McMillan, 11/5/1938, Grayson County Courthouse, Independence, VA.
  2. [S148] Interview, Conley Worley, various dates (He's my father-in-law. I speak to him often).

Martha Mable McMillan
b. 20 February 1917, d. 15 April 1955

Father Thomas Jefferson McMillan1,2 b. 7 July 1889, d. between 1960 and 1961
Mother Susie Elizabeth Miller1,2 b. 29 March 1892, d. May 1978
Pedigree

Last Edited 27 Jan 2003

Birth 20 February 1917  Martha Mable McMillan was born on 20 February 1917 at Ashe County, NC.2 
  She was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson McMillan and Susie Elizabeth Miller.1,2 
Marriage 5 November 1938  Martha Mable McMillan married Conley Leroy Worley, son of James Nero Worley and Mary Jane Grogan, on 5 November 1938 at Independence, Grayson County, VA.3 
Death 15 April 1955  Martha Mable McMillan died on 15 April 1955 at Ashe County, NC, at age 38.1,2 
Burial   She was buried at Graham Cemetery R02, Ashe County, NC.4 

Family Conley Leroy Worley b. 18 November 1912, d. 26 November 2005

Citations
  1. [S149] Interview, James Thomas Worley.
  2. [S385] Death certificate Martha Mable Worley, 1955, Certificate #187.
  3. [S565] Certificate of Marriage, Conley Worley to Mabel McMillan, 11/5/1938, Grayson County Courthouse, Independence, VA.
  4. [S248] Graham Cemetery, Todd, NC.

James Nero Worley1
b. 31 March 1866, d. 29 March 1945

Father Samuel S. Worley2 b. between 1837 and 1842, d. circa 1920
Mother Matilda E. Moore2 b. between 1834 and 1836, d. circa 1920
Pedigree

Last Edited 28 Sep 2003

Birth 31 March 1866  James Nero Worley was born on 31 March 1866 at Ashe County, NC.3 
  He was the son of Samuel S. Worley and Matilda E. Moore.2 
Marriage 24 December 1891  James Nero Worley married Mary Jane Grogan, daughter of Jordan "Jerd" Grogan and Hannah Charlotte Gentry, on 24 December 1891 at Jordan Grogan's House, Creston, Ashe County, NC.4 
Death 29 March 1945  James Nero Worley died on 29 March 1945 at Ashe County, NC, at age 78.5 
Burial   He was buried at Giles Graham Cemetery R02, Todd, Ashe County, NC. 
Census 1900  James Nero Worley appeared on the census of 1900 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Old Fields Twp HH#115
Worley, James N b mar 1866 age 34 married 8 yrs born NC occ farmer
Mary J. wife b July 1863 age 36, 5 children all living
Joseph H. son b Nov 1892 age 7
Pee Mc son b mar 1894 age 6
Samuel I. son b Dec 1895 age 4
Ovan R. son b Nov 1897 age 2
Quincey G son born Jun 1900 age 1/12.6 
Fact 1 23 March 1908  On 23 March 1908, at Ashe County, NC,, S.S. Worley and wife M.E. Worley sold to J. N. Worley for $300, 36 acres on the head waters of Old Field Creek, adjoining Stephens and S.S. Worley. One of the boundaries is "the extreme height of Elk Ridge." Witnesses to the deed were T.S. Holman and G.S. Holman..7 
Census 1910  James Nero Worley appeared on the census of 1910 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Old Fields Twp HH#109
James N. Worley 44 married 19 years
Mary 41
Joseph 17
Pee 16
Samuel 14
Ovan 12
Quincy 10
Estella 7
Salome 5
Howard 4/12th.8 
Census 1920  James Nero Worley appeared on the census of 1920 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Old Fields Twp HH#111
Worley, James age 53 home owned, free (no mortgage)
Mary 47
Ovan 22 [it says Avon, daughter. Census taker misunderstood]
Quincy 20
Beatrice 17
Salome 15
Conley 7
Edmund 5
(In the house next door is Peter M. Worley with wife Laura and 3 children).9 
Census 1930  James Nero Worley appeared on the census of 1930 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Elk Twp (created from Old Fields Twp since last census) HH#55
Worley, James N. 64
Mary J 58
Ovan R 32
Conley L 17
Edmond S 13
(The house on one side is Quince G Worley, wife Emma G and w children; on the other side is H. Joseph Worley [sic] and wife Jennie M with 5 daughters.).10 

Family Mary Jane Grogan b. 21 July 1872, d. 19 April 1959
Marriage 24 December 1891  He married Mary Jane Grogan, daughter of Jordan "Jerd" Grogan and Hannah Charlotte Gentry, on 24 December 1891 at Jordan Grogan's House, Creston, Ashe County, NC.4 
Children  1. Joseph Henry Worley+ b. 11 Nov 1892, d. 1981
  2. Peter McClay Worley+ b. 6 Mar 1894, d. 8 Apr 1983
  3. Samuel Isaiah "Ira" Worley+ b. 11 Dec 1895, d. 14 Oct 1963
  4. Ovan Reece Worley+ b. 6 Nov 1898, d. 1992
  5. Quincy Garfield Worley+ b. 19 Jan 1900, d. 1985
  6. Estella Beatrice Worley+ b. 25 Apr 1902, d. 19 Jun 1995
  7. Salome Rosamond Worley+ b. 10 Sep 1904, d. 2001
  8. Howard Taft Worley b. 10 Jul 1909, d. 29 Nov 1911
  9. Conley Leroy Worley+ b. 18 Nov 1912, d. 26 Nov 2005
  10. Edmund Spencer Worley+ b. 10 Jan 1916, d. 21 May 1997

Citations
  1. [S148] Interview, Conley Worley, various dates (He's my father-in-law. I speak to him often).
  2. [S339] Ashe Co, NC Death Certificates, certificate of James Nero Worley, 1945 page 50.
  3. [S248] Graham Cemetery, Todd, NC.
  4. [S249] Ashe Co, NC Marriage Licenses: James N. Worley to Mary J. Grogan, 12-22-1891.
  5. [S339] Ashe Co, NC Death Certificates, 1945, page 50, James Nero Worley.
  6. [S8] Ashe Co federal Census 1900, Images of microfilm on line at genealogylibrary.com , page 159.
  7. [S337] Deed from S.S. and M.E. Worley to J.N. Worley, Book F-1, page 288-289.
  8. [S9] Ashe Co Federal Census 1910, images on line at Ancestry.com.
  9. [S10] Ashe County, NC US Census 1920 , images of microfilm on line at Ancestry.com.
  10. [S340] Ashe County, NC US Census 1930 , images of microfilm on line at Ancestry.com ,Elk Twp, image 6 of 13.

Mary Jane Grogan
b. 21 July 1872, d. 19 April 1959

Father Jordan "Jerd" Grogan1,2,3 b. 15 November 1845, d. 6 April 1931
Mother Hannah Charlotte Gentry3 b. 10 November 1844, d. 4 January 1920
Pedigree

Last Edited 31 Aug 2002

Birth 21 July 1872  Mary Jane Grogan was born on 21 July 1872 at Ashe County, NC.3 
  She was the daughter of Jordan "Jerd" Grogan and Hannah Charlotte Gentry.1,2,3 
Marriage 24 December 1891  Mary Jane Grogan married James Nero Worley, son of Samuel S. Worley and Matilda E. Moore, on 24 December 1891 at Jordan Grogan's House, Creston, Ashe County, NC.4 
Death 19 April 1959  Mary Jane Grogan died on 19 April 1959 at Todd, Ashe County, NC, at age 86.3 
Burial   She was buried at Graham Cemetery R02, Todd, Ashe County, NC.5 

Family James Nero Worley b. 31 March 1866, d. 29 March 1945
Children  1. Joseph Henry Worley+ b. 11 Nov 1892, d. 1981
  2. Peter McClay Worley+ b. 6 Mar 1894, d. 8 Apr 1983
  3. Samuel Isaiah "Ira" Worley+ b. 11 Dec 1895, d. 14 Oct 1963
  4. Ovan Reece Worley+ b. 6 Nov 1898, d. 1992
  5. Quincy Garfield Worley+ b. 19 Jan 1900, d. 1985
  6. Estella Beatrice Worley+ b. 25 Apr 1902, d. 19 Jun 1995
  7. Salome Rosamond Worley+ b. 10 Sep 1904, d. 2001
  8. Howard Taft Worley b. 10 Jul 1909, d. 29 Nov 1911
  9. Conley Leroy Worley+ b. 18 Nov 1912, d. 26 Nov 2005
  10. Edmund Spencer Worley+ b. 10 Jan 1916, d. 21 May 1997

Citations
  1. [S110] Managing Editor Ruth Weaver Shepherd and Patron/Honor EditorClarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe Co Vol I, Article #286 "Jordan Grogan," contributed by Selma Stevens.
  2. [S148] Interview, Conley Worley, various dates (He's my father-in-law. I speak to him often).
  3. [S155] Ashe County, NC, Death Certificates, Certificate of Mary Jane Worley (4-19-1959, Old Fields Township).
  4. [S249] Ashe Co, NC Marriage Licenses: James N. Worley to Mary J. Grogan, 12-22-1891.
  5. [S248] Graham Cemetery, Todd, NC.

Samuel S. Worley1
b. between 1837 and 1842, d. circa 1920

Father Edmund Spencer Worley b. before 1813, d. between 1840 and 1843
Mother Martha Patsy Moore b. 15 September 1810, d. 22 July 1898
Pedigree

Last Edited 7 Nov 2005

Birth between 1837 and 1842  Samuel S. Worley was born between 1837 and 1842 at Floyd County, VA. 
  He was the son of Edmund Spencer Worley and Martha Patsy Moore
Marriage 6 October 1865  Samuel S. Worley married Matilda E. Moore, daughter of Wilson G. Moore and Elizabeth Shue, on 6 October 1865 at Ashe County, NC.2 
Death circa 1920  Samuel S. Worley died circa 1920 at Ashe County, NC.3 
Burial   He was buried.1 
Note   My conclusion that Samuel Worley of Ashe County was the son of Edmund and Martha is based on the following:

Conley Worley remembers that Giles and Mary Graham were uncle and aunt at some level to the Worleys. His older brothers used to spend summers at the Grahams (with Giles' son by then).

In the 1860 Ashe census, Giles and Mary Graham appear in Ashe Co for the first time with Samuel Worley living with them. They are found in the Floyd Co VA census in 1850 with a Samuel Whorley living with them then, 10 years younger. in that same census there are various Whorleys living with other families, most of them children:

With Posey Gilenwater family
Maria 9 born Franklin Co ( in 1860 census with Giles Graham family in Ashe Co, NC)
With Samuel Goodson family
Patsy 35 born Franklin Co
With Isaac Phlegar family
Rebecca 15
With Giles Graham family
Samuel 10
With Jonathan Terry family
Vina 14 born Franklin (marriage record 1856 of Louvina Worley d/o Edmond & Martha Worley to Henry Wood s/o Henry & Frances Wood)

If any of these children are Vina's siblings, then since Vina is the daughter of Edmund and Martha, then the siblings are also. We know Martha went by Patsy because she appears by that name in Ashe censuses with Henry Grogan, but the marriage record says Martha (1856).

We know that the Martha who married Henry Grogan and lived in Ashe is really the mother of Lavina who married Henry Wood because Vina and Henry had a son named Columbus and a Columbus Woods, grandson, lived with Martha and Henry in the 1880 census (Ashe).

Conley Worley remembers that "Viney" Wood was his grandfather's sister.

We know Rosabell is Martha's daughter because it says so on her marriage license to Thomas Jones (Ashe). We know Rosabell is Giles Graham's niece becase it says so in the 1880 census.

We know Giles Graham's wife is named Mary Moore.

There is a marriage record in Franklin Co VA in 1834 of a Martha Moore to Edmund Whorley.

If Rosabell is Giles' niece and Rosabell is Martha's daughter then Martha is either a sister to Giles or Mary. Giles did have a sister named Martha but she was born in 1832, too young to have a 10-yr-old son by 1850. So Martha Patsy is a sister of Mary, which fits the Martha Moore/Edmund Worley marriage record.

Conley's brother Edmund who is now deceased was named after some ancestor, according to his widow. His name is Edmund Spencer Worley and he was told that the ancestor he was named after had that same name. Columbus Wood named a son Edmund Spencer Wood.
 
(Witness) Census 1850  Samuel S. Worley appeared on the census of 1850 in the household of Giles Graham at Floyd County, VA.4 
(Same Note) Fact 1 21 September 1855  On 21 September 1855, at Ashe County, NC,, Giles Graham received a land grant #3351 for Entry No 1281, entered Feb 2, 1854. The property was described as 15 acres, on the Three Top Fork of the north fork of the New River, adjoining James Hardins and Roton. The final grant was witnessed by T.C. Calloway and Samuel Whirly. Sam Worley at this time would still have been a part of Graham's household..5 
(Witness) Census 1860  Samuel S. Worley appeared on the census of 1860 in the household of Giles Graham at Ashe County, NC.6 
Fact 1 1862  In 1862, The following is the information found in the NC state Archives regarding Samuel Worley's service in the Civil War: In Company M, 58th Regiment, North Carolina Troops.
WORLEY, SAMUEL, Private. Resided in Watauga County where he enlisted at age 21, September 26, 1862, for the war. Furloughed for ten days on October 25, 1862. Failed to return to duty and was reported absent without leave in January-February, 1863. Transferred to Company G of this regiment in May 1863, while absent without leave. According to Michael Hardy, who is writing a book about the 58th, Company M contained all conscripts, almost all of whom deserted. There were so few of Company M left that it had to be combined with another company. I found it very interesting to look at the list of the "recruits" into Company M, who all "enlisted" on exactly the same day. They were all familiar, from the same area of the county where Samuel Worley and Jordan Grogan lived. Besides Sam, they included Jerd and 2 of his brothers, Solomon Shaw, who later married Sam's sister, and two of his brothers, four of Hannah Gentry's brothers (Hannah who married Jordan Grogan after the war), Robert Jones, who was probably Sam's first cousin, Daniel Graham, who married Robert's sister and was also Giles Graham's brother, several Greers who were cousins of the Gentrys, and several other men who were married to Greer girls..7,8 
Fact 1   Conley Worley says both his grandfathers were "for the north," during the Civil War. When he was a child he says they used to argue with Tom Jones, Grandpa Worley's cousin, who fought for the south..1 
Census 1870  Samuel S. Worley appeared on the census of 1870 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Old Field Twp, Household # 25
Worley, S.S. 32 Works on farm b VA value real prop 0 pers. prop $125
Matilda 36 VA
James 4 b NC
Curtis 3 b NC
Cicero 2 b NC
Jones, Celie 25 domestic servant b VA.9 
Census 1880  Samuel S. Worley appeared on the census of 1880 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Old Fields Twp, Household # 167
Samuel S. Worley 38 farmer VA, parents b VA
Matilda E 42 Keeping house VA parents b VA
James N. 14 farm laborer NC
Fernando C. 12 farm laborer NC
William C 10 farm laborer NC
Willson C 8 Farm laborer NC.10 
Fact 1 18 October 1881  On 18 October 1881, at Ashe County, NC,, S.S. Worley received a land grant from the state of NC, grant Number 3912, for 13 acres located at Elk Ridge on the waters of Oldfield Creek. His warrant, number 4989, dated Dec. 7, 1880, was for fifty acres "to include the vacant land between W.P. Gentry and Laz Stephens and the said Worley own land." The witnesses to the grant were Wesley Grimes and Nelson B. Moore. I don't know why the final grant was for only 13 acres.
A description of the land is as follows "on the Elk Ridge on the waters of Old Field Creek, beginning on a chesnut saplin said Worley's corner, running north with Stephens' line nine poles to a locust then East with said line eighteen Poles to a sugar sprout then North with said line sixty six poles to a rock on the extreme height of Elk Ridge in said Stephens line, then south twenty-seven west with extreme hight of said ridge forty poles to a chesnut on top of said ridge then south sixty west thirty-two poles water oak then south forty seven west thirty three poles to a chesnut oak said Worley's corner then East with said line to the beginning."
The deed or grant b which he acquired the "own land" referred to is not indexed at the Ashe courthouse or the land grant listings in Raleigh. I doubt if it was inherited, because his father died when he was very young, and his mother and step-father and his wife's parents were still living in 1880. So he must have purchased the land between 1870 (when he was listed in the census without real property) and 1880, but not recorded the deed. We know he had at least 66 acres in 1908, when he sold 30 and 36 acres to two of his sons..11 
Census 1900  Samuel S. Worley appeared on the census of 1900 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Old Fields Twp HH#105
Worley, Samuel S. born Mar 1836 age 63 married 29 years b VA parents b VA farmer
Matilda E. wife b June 1833 age 66 total children 4, all living. b VA, parents b VA
William C. son b Apr 1869 age 31 m 10 years born NC occ. farm laborer
Ettie d-in-law b Mar 1870 age 30 children 8, 2 living b NC
May g-daughter b Feb 1895 age 5
Emery R G-son b Feb 1900 age 3/12th.12
 
Fact 1 23 March 1908  On 23 March 1908, at Ashe County, NC,, S.S. Worley and wife M.E. Worley sold to J. N. Worley for $300, 36 acres on the head waters of Old Field Creek, adjoining Stephens and S.S. Worley. One of the boundaries is "the extreme height of Elk Ridge." Witnesses to the deed were T.S. Holman and G.S. Holman..13 
Fact 1 23 March 1908  On 23 March 1908, at Ashe County, NC,, S.S. Worley and wife M.E. Worley sold to Wm C. Worley for $300, 30 acres on the head waters of Old Field Creek, adjoining F.C. Worley and C.E. Edwards. One of the boundaries is "the public road." Witnesses to the deed were T.S. Holman and G.S. Holman. I have not been able to find the deed for F.C. Worley, as referred to here..14 
Census 1910  Samuel S. Worley appeared on the census of 1910 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Old Fields Twp HH#108
Worley, Samuel 70 m 43 yrs
Matilda 73
both born VA and parents b VA.15 

Family Matilda E. Moore b. between 1834 and 1836, d. circa 1920
Marriage 6 October 1865  He married Matilda E. Moore, daughter of Wilson G. Moore and Elizabeth Shue, on 6 October 1865 at Ashe County, NC.2 
Children  1. James Nero Worley+ b. 31 Mar 1866, d. 29 Mar 194516
  2. Fernando Curtis Worley+ b. 18 Jul 1868, d. 19 Mar 1950
  3. William Cicero Worley+ b. 10 Apr 1869, d. 28 Aug 1929
  4. Wilson Cromwell Worley+ b. 28 Jul 1871, d. 1 Mar 1942

Citations
  1. [S148] Interview, Conley Worley, various dates (He's my father-in-law. I speak to him often).
  2. [S70] Elizabeth Caulder, Ashe County, N.C. Marriages, page 163.
  3. [S346] "Worley, Bobby. Email," , dated 9/1/2002.
  4. [S320] Floyd County, VA US Census 1850 ,images 76-77 out of 144.
  5. [S733] Ashe Co, NC Land Grants: File Number 4725, North Carolina State Archives.
  6. [S508] Ashe County, NC US Census 1860 , images of microfilm on line at Ancestry.com ,image 75 of 192.
  7. [S825] Weymouth T. Jordan Jr., North Carolina Troops 1861-1865, A Roster. Vol XIV Infantry, 57th-58th, 60th-61st Regiments, pages 416-422.
  8. [S1116] Michael C. Hardy, "Col. John B. Palmer and the 58th North Carolina Troops" (lecture, Ashe County Heritage Festival, West Jefferson, NC, October 21, 2005).
  9. [S794] Ashe County, NC US Census 1870 , images of microfilm on line at Ancestry.com ,image 161 of 255.
  10. [S13] Mary Floy Schulz Katzman, The 1880 Federal Census of Ashe County, North Carolina, page 219.
  11. [S536] S.S. Worley land grant, North Carolina State Archives.
  12. [S8] Ashe Co federal Census 1900, Images of microfilm on line at genealogylibrary.com , page 158a.
  13. [S337] Deed from S.S. and M.E. Worley to J.N. Worley, Book F-1, page 288-289.
  14. [S338] Deed from S.S. and M.E. Worley to Wm.C. Worley, Book F-1, page 290-91.
  15. [S9] Ashe Co Federal Census 1910, images on line at Ancestry.com.
  16. [S339] Ashe Co, NC Death Certificates, certificate of James Nero Worley, 1945 page 50.

Matilda E. Moore
b. between 1834 and 1836, d. circa 1920

Father Wilson G. Moore1 b. circa 1812, d. circa 1889
Mother Elizabeth Shue b. 16 July 1816, d. between 1901 and 1902
Pedigree

Last Edited 1 Sep 2002

Birth between 1834 and 1836  Matilda E. Moore was born between 1834 and 1836 at Floyd County, VA. 
  She was the daughter of Wilson G. Moore and Elizabeth Shue.1 
Marriage 6 October 1865  Matilda E. Moore married Samuel S. Worley, son of Edmund Spencer Worley and Martha Patsy Moore, on 6 October 1865 at Ashe County, NC.2 
Death circa 1920  Matilda E. Moore died circa 1920 at Ashe County, NC.3 
Burial   She was buried at buried Graham Cem per Conley Worley. 

Family Samuel S. Worley b. between 1837 and 1842, d. circa 1920
Children  1. James Nero Worley+ b. 31 Mar 1866, d. 29 Mar 19454
  2. Fernando Curtis Worley+ b. 18 Jul 1868, d. 19 Mar 1950
  3. William Cicero Worley+ b. 10 Apr 1869, d. 28 Aug 1929
  4. Wilson Cromwell Worley+ b. 28 Jul 1871, d. 1 Mar 1942

Citations
  1. [S15] Grace Turner, Ashe County North Carolina Will Abstracts.
  2. [S70] Elizabeth Caulder, Ashe County, N.C. Marriages, page 163.
  3. [S346] "Worley, Bobby. Email," , dated 9/1/2002.
  4. [S339] Ashe Co, NC Death Certificates, certificate of James Nero Worley, 1945 page 50.

Wilson G. Moore
b. circa 1812, d. circa 1889

Father William Moore b. between 1784 and 1786, d. 29 December 1869
Mother Rebecca Swinney b. between 1783 and 1785, d. 6 March 1875
Pedigree

Last Edited 17 Jun 2003

Birth circa 1812  Wilson G. Moore was born circa 1812 at Franklin County, VA.1 
  He was the son of William Moore and Rebecca Swinney
Marriage 26 October 1834  Wilson G. Moore married Elizabeth Shue, daughter of Joseph Shue and Elizabeth Holtz, on 26 October 1834 at Franklin County VA.2,3 
Death circa 1889  Wilson G. Moore died circa 1889 at Ashe County, NC. 
Note   I have not been able to find any record of Wilson obtaining his land. There is no deed or grant recorded in the courthouse and no grant in the Ashe index for grants in the state archives. Evidently he did not record the deed. He probably left the original to Nelson with his will. 
Note   Why I believe Wilson is the son of William and Rebecca: (1) Rebecca lived with him in the 1860 census. (2) He came to Ashe County, NC and lived near other family members. (3) His marriage was performed by the same minister that married Judy Moore daughter of William, and Martha Moore daughter of William, and was witnessed by a Griffith (Griffiths were mentioned in multiple William Moore deeds.) (4) He was listed on the tax lists in multiple years next to William S Moore AKA William Jr, who was the son of William and Rebecca per his death record, and both of them (plus Allen, a probable brother) moved to Washington County at the same time. 
Fact 1 between 1835 and 1847  Between 1835 and 1847, at Floyd County, VA,, Wilson Moore was listed for personal property taxes. From 1843 to 1846, Wilson G, Allen and William Jr were always listed together. I wonder if they were working on the same farm or living in the same place..4 
Census 1840  Wilson G. Moore appeared on the census of 1840 at Franklin County, VA, as follows: Listed as "Willis Moore," but there is no Willis Moore referenced again in Franklin Co in any census or tax lists for 15 years, so I believe the census taker made a mistake with the name of Wilson. 00011-20001. The 15-20 year old male would be younger brother William, Jr.5 
Fact 1 between 1848 and 1854  Between 1848 and 1854, at Washington County, VA,, Wilson Moore was listed for personal property taxes (except 1849). He was not there before 1848. The films I checked did not go farther than 1854. William S Moore and Allen Moore showed up there for the first time in 1849 and remained through 1854 also, although they were not listed next to WIlson. In fact they were not in the same district..6 
Census 1850  Wilson G. Moore appeared on the census of 1850 at Washington County, VA, as follows: Household #1562
Wilson G. Moore 38
Elizabeth 35
Matilda 15
Louisa 7
Charlotte 8
William 6.7 
Fact 1 between 1858 and 1862  Between 1858 and 1862, at Floyd County, VA,, Wilson Moore listed for personal property taxes. He was not found in 1850-1857. The film I looked at only went as far as 1862. William S. Moore appeared beginning in 1857 and was there through 1862 also. His name was listed next to Wilson in several of the years..4 
Census 1860  Wilson G. Moore and Rebecca Swinney appeared on the census of 1860 at Floyd County, VA, as follows: Household #637
Wilson G. Moore 48
Elizabeth 45
Matilda E. 25
Henry F 15 or 25 or 75, can't read
Rebecca 76
I have no idea who Henry is.8 
Fact 1 1 December 1868  On 1 December 1868, at Ashe County, NC,, Wilson G. Moore was appointed admnistrator of the estate of Elizabeth Jones, deceased, "the next of kin having removed." There are two Elizabeth Joneses whom this could have been. First, Reuben Jones, the husband of Wilson's sister Judy, married an Elizabeth after Judy's death. Elizabeth was his wife in the 1860 census, but by the 1870 census his wife was Rebecca, so we know that Elizabeth did die in the 1860's. But Reuben was right there in the 1870 census, so I can think of no reason it would say "the next of kin having removed." Also since her spouse was still living, I don't think a married woman would have an estate to admnister, since all property was owned in the name of her husband. The more likely Elizabeth Jones is the one William Moore was living with in the census of 1850 and 1860 in Floyd County, VA. There is evidence that William came to NC before 1867, because of the paper signed by him and dated that year in the Graham family papers. Elizabeth could have moved to NC with him and died there. Since she was unmarried, any assets she had would have needed to be taken care of in case of her death..9 
Census 1870  Wilson G. Moore appeared on the census of 1870 as follows: I have searched for Wilson in the 1870 census, but he isn't indexed under North Carolina or Virginia. I believe he was probably in NC, because his daughter Matilda got married there in 1865, but I don't know why he wouldn't have been enumerated. 
Census 1880  Wilson G. Moore appeared on the census of 1880 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Old Fields Twp, HH#172
Moore, Willson G. 68 farmer VA VA VA
Elizabeth 64 Keeping house VA VA VA
Nelson B. 16 grandson farm laborer VA VA VA.10 
Will 3 September 1886  Wilson G. Moore left a will on 3 September 1886. I W.G. Moore of Ashe County North Carolina, being of sound and disposing mind and memory but mindful of the uncertainty of this mortal life and knowing that it is appointed unto all men to die, do make publish and declare the following to be my last will and testament. That is to say Item 1st as listing my worldly substance with which God has blessed me I will and devise all my lands and tenements whereon I now live, containing sixty-three acres more or less, together with my household and kitchen furniture unto my grandson Nelson B. Moore to have and enjoy the same after the death of my wife Elizabeth. This devise to my said grandson is upon this express condition if he continues with me during my life time and takes care of me and my wife as he has heretofore done then the property above devised is to be his. But if my wife outlives me she is to have her home here the same as she now has during her life.
As to the remainder of my estate of every kind and discipline, I will and direct the same to be equally divided between my daughters Matilda Worley Charlotte T. Greer and my said grandson Nelson or their heirs should any of them die during my lifetime. This last devise to take effect after the payment of funeral expenses.
I hereby constitute and appoint my said grandson Nelson B. Moore my executor to this my last will and testament and hereby direct him to carry out its provisions as here declared. And revoking all former wills by me made I now declare this only to be my last will and testament. Done on this the 3rd day of September 1886.11 
Fact 1 10 March 1902  On 10 March 1902, at Ashe County, NC,, Nelson B. Moore and wife C.E. Moore of Ashe County, sold to Thomas S. Holman for $400, 63 acres on the waters of Old Field Creek. The only landmarks listed besides trees are the line of John Graybeal and that of "the iron works." Since Nelson was to inherit the land only after caring for his grandparents during their lifetimes, This should mean that Elizabeth was deceased.. 

Family Elizabeth Shue b. 16 July 1816, d. between 1901 and 1902
Marriage 26 October 1834  He married Elizabeth Shue, daughter of Joseph Shue and Elizabeth Holtz, on 26 October 1834 at Franklin County VA.2,3 
Children  1. Matilda E. Moore+ b. bt 1834 - 1836, d. c 192012
  2. Louisa Moore b. 18397
  3. Charlotte Moore+ b. 184211
  4. William Moore b. 18447

Citations
  1. [S13] Mary Floy Schulz Katzman, The 1880 Federal Census of Ashe County, North Carolina, also he was 38 in the 1850 census, Washington Co VA.
  2. [S69] Marshall Wingfield, Marriage Bonds of Franklin Co Va 1786-1858, page 165.
  3. [S322] Franklin County, Virginia Marriage Bonds and Ministers' Returns: 1834 - Wilson Moore to Elizabeth Shue.
  4. [S328] Floyd County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Records 1831-1862, microfilm borrowed from the Library of Virginia through interlibrary loan.
  5. [S318] Franklin County, VA US Census 1840 ,image 31 of 114.
  6. [S347] Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Records 1841-1854, microfilm borrowed from the Library of Virginia through interlibrary loan.
  7. [S119] Washington Co VA federal census 1850 ,image 215 of 298.
  8. [S343] Floyd County, VA US Census 1860 ,images 88 and 89 of 197.
  9. [S774] Orders and Decrees, Ashe County Courthouse, Jefferson, NC , Book A, page 1.
  10. [S13] Mary Floy Schulz Katzman, The 1880 Federal Census of Ashe County, North Carolina, page 219.
  11. [S344] W. G. Moore will (Written Sept 3, 1886, probated June 22, 1889).
  12. [S15] Grace Turner, Ashe County North Carolina Will Abstracts.

Elizabeth Shue1
b. 16 July 1816, d. between 1901 and 1902

Father Joseph Shue2 b. circa 1785, d. between 1860 and 1865
Mother Elizabeth Holtz b. 9 December 1787, d. between 1866 and 1870
Pedigree

Last Edited 27 Oct 2002

Birth 16 July 1816  Elizabeth Shue was born on 16 July 1816 at Augusta County, VA.2 
  She was the daughter of Joseph Shue and Elizabeth Holtz.2 
Baptism 24 August 1816  Elizabeth Shue was baptized on 24 August 1816 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Middlebrook, Augusta County, VA.2 
Marriage 26 October 1834  She married Wilson G. Moore, son of William Moore and Rebecca Swinney, on 26 October 1834 at Franklin County VA.3,4 
Death between 1901 and 1902  Elizabeth Shue died between 1901 and 1902 at Russell County, VA.5 
Census 1900  Elizabeth Shue appeared on the census of 1900 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Elizabeth is listed in the household of Nelson B. Moore:
Elizabeth Moore, grandmother, b June 1815 age 84, widowed, 5 children, 1 living, born Virginia, parents born Germany.6 

Family Wilson G. Moore b. circa 1812, d. circa 1889
Children  1. Matilda E. Moore+ b. bt 1834 - 1836, d. c 1920
  2. Louisa Moore b. 1839
  3. Charlotte Moore+ b. 1842
  4. William Moore b. 1844

Citations
  1. [S69] Marshall Wingfield, Marriage Bonds of Franklin Co Va 1786-1858.
  2. [S519] Peggy Shomo Joyner, St. John's Church Register, page 59.
  3. [S69] Marshall Wingfield, Marriage Bonds of Franklin Co Va 1786-1858, page 165.
  4. [S322] Franklin County, Virginia Marriage Bonds and Ministers' Returns: 1834 - Wilson Moore to Elizabeth Shue.
  5. [S147] Letter from Bobby Worley (son of Tom son of Cicero) (Ashe County, NC) to Karen Worley, 8/25/1999 .
  6. [S8] Ashe Co federal Census 1900, Images of microfilm on line at genealogylibrary.com , Old Fields Twp, page 165.

Thomas Jefferson McMillan
b. 7 July 1889, d. between 1960 and 1961

Father Hardin Rudolphus McMillan1 b. 18 January 1853, d. 1 January 1933
Mother Sarah Elizabeth Johnson1 b. 5 March 1859, d. 30 January 1918
Pedigree

Last Edited 10 Jun 2003

Birth 7 July 1889  Thomas Jefferson McMillan was born on 7 July 1889 at Nathans Creek, Ashe County, NC.2 
  He was the son of Hardin Rudolphus McMillan and Sarah Elizabeth Johnson.1 
Marriage 2 November 1910  Thomas Jefferson McMillan married Susie Elizabeth Miller, daughter of Benjamin Whaley Miller and Martha Ellen Tilley, on 2 November 1910 at Ben Miller's home, Chesnut Hill, Ashe County, NC.3 
Death between 1960 and 1961  Thomas Jefferson McMillan died between 1960 and 1961 at Street, Maryland.4 
Note   There are also some living children of this family. 
Fact 1 23 February 1911  On 23 February 1911, at Ashe County, NC,, H.R. and S.E. McMillan sold T.J. McMillan for $1500, 60 acres on the north bank of the south fork of the New River, adjoining J.L. Taylor, J.C. Barker, and S.V. Cox. Includes the mouth of Poison Branch. The deed also refers to the old James Gentry (deceased) line, the line between A.M. McMillan and A. Barker, and the line of A.F. Rose..5 
Fact 1 4 January 1918  On 4 January 1918, at Ashe County, NC,, W.M. Bledsoe and his wife, whose name is hard to read but looks like Junie, sold to T.J. McMillan for $210, 7 acres adjoining W.M. Bledsoe, T.J. McMillan, Cox, Alex Rose..6 
Census 1920  Thomas Jefferson McMillan appeared on the census of 1920 at Chesnut Hill, Ashe County, NC, as follows: Chesnut Hill Township, Household 118/129
McMillan, Thomas 30
Susie 27
Hazel 8
Blanch 6
Mabel 2 11/12
Harded [sic] father 67
Sophina sister 26.7 
Census 1930  Thomas Jefferson McMillan appeared on the census of 1930 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Chesnut Hill Township, Household #115
McMillan, Thomas 40
Susie wife 38
Hazel dau 18
Blanche dau 16
Mable dau 13
J C son 10
Cidney son 7
Carl son 5
Myrtle dau 2 2/12.8 
Fact 1 1941  The family moved to Maryland after their home off Fulton Reeves Rd in Ashe County, NC, was destroyed by the 1940 flood. By that time Mable and Hazel were already married in Ashe County..1 

Family Susie Elizabeth Miller b. 29 March 1892, d. May 1978
Marriage 2 November 1910  He married Susie Elizabeth Miller, daughter of Benjamin Whaley Miller and Martha Ellen Tilley, on 2 November 1910 at Ben Miller's home, Chesnut Hill, Ashe County, NC.3 
Children  1. Hazel Virginia McMillan+ b. 25 Aug 1911, d. 1977
  2. Blanche McMillan b. 1 May 1913, d. 12 Dec 1998
  3. Grace Ophilia McMillan b. 27 Jan 1916, d. 29 Mar 1916
  4. Martha Mable McMillan+ b. 20 Feb 1917, d. 15 Apr 19554,9
  5. Jessie Colonel McMillan b. 30 Jan 1920, d. May 1986
  6. Myrtle Ruth McMillan b. 15 Feb 1928
  7. George Thomas McMillan b. 23 Apr 1930, d. 18 Oct 1995

Citations
  1. [S105] Interview, Susie E Miller McMillan, 1974.
  2. [S567] Ashe County, NC Delayed Certificates of Birth : Book D-4, page 421.
  3. [S568] Marriage license, Thos. J. McMillan to Susie Miller, 10/31/1910, Ashe County Courthouse, Jefferson, NC.
  4. [S149] Interview, James Thomas Worley.
  5. [S569] Deed from H.R. and S.E. McMillan to T.J. McMillan, Book W-1, page 118.
  6. [S570] Deed from W.M. Bledsoe and wife to T.J. McMillan, Book W-1, page 119.
  7. [S10] Ashe County, NC US Census 1920 , images of microfilm on line at Ancestry.com ,Chesnut Hill Twp, image 14 of 16.
  8. [S340] Ashe County, NC US Census 1930 , images of microfilm on line at Ancestry.com ,Chesnut Hill Twp, image 10 of 15.
  9. [S385] Death certificate Martha Mable Worley, 1955, Certificate #187.

Susie Elizabeth Miller1
b. 29 March 1892, d. May 1978

Father Benjamin Whaley Miller1,2 b. 26 September 1870, d. 24 May 1946
Mother Martha Ellen Tilley1,2 b. 20 March 1875, d. 20 May 1924
Pedigree

Last Edited 13 Apr 2004

Birth 29 March 1892  Susie Elizabeth Miller was born on 29 March 1892 at Gale, Ashe County, NC.1,3 
  She was the daughter of Benjamin Whaley Miller and Martha Ellen Tilley.1,2 
Marriage 2 November 1910  Susie Elizabeth Miller married Thomas Jefferson McMillan, son of Hardin Rudolphus McMillan and Sarah Elizabeth Johnson, on 2 November 1910 at Ben Miller's home, Chesnut Hill, Ashe County, NC.4 
Death May 1978  Susie Elizabeth Miller died in May 1978 at Street, Maryland, at age 86.5 
Will 26 February 1974  Susie Elizabeth Miller left a will on 26 February 1974 at Harford County, MD. I, SUSIE ELIABETH McMILLAN, of Harford County, State of Maryland, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do hereby make, publish, and declare this as and for my LAST WILL AND TESTEMENT, hereby revoking all Wills and Codicils heretofore by me made.
ITEM I. I direct that my Executor hereinafter named pay all my just debts and funeral expenses, without regard to any statutory limits as to funeral expenses, and the cost of an appropriate marker for my grave.
ITEM II. I direct that my Executor hereinafter named sell my real estate containing 75 acres of land, more or less, situate in the Fifth Election District of Harford County, on or near Sandy Hook Road, which my late husband, Thomas J. McMillan, and I acquired from Joseph E. Roussey, Jr. and wife, by deed dated July 27, 1945, and recorded among the Land Records of Harford County in Liber C.C.B. No 289 folio 493, and my personal property and to divide my entire estate into nine (9) equal shares.
ITEM III. I give, devise and bequeath one-ninth of my estate to each of my following children: JOHN H. McMILLAN, JESSE C. McMILLAN, WILLIAM S. McMILLAN, CARL B. McMILLAN, MYRTLE PRIEBE, GEORGE T. McMILLAN, HAZEL COLVARD and BLANCHE ATWOOD, to be theris absolutely.
ITEM IV. I give, devise and bequeath the remaining one-ninth of my estate to the two children of my deceased daughter, Mabel Worley, to be theris absolutely, share and share alike.
ITEM V. I hereby constitute and appoint my son, Carl B. McMillan, to be the Executor of this, my Last Will and Testament, and request that he be excused from the necessity of giving bond for the faithful performance of his duties as such Executor.
AS WITNESS my hand and seal this 26th day of February, in the year 1974.
Susie ELizabeth McMillan. [there are two witnesses, but I can't read either one of them].6
 

Family Thomas Jefferson McMillan b. 7 July 1889, d. between 1960 and 1961
Children  1. Hazel Virginia McMillan+ b. 25 Aug 1911, d. 1977
  2. Blanche McMillan b. 1 May 1913, d. 12 Dec 1998
  3. Grace Ophilia McMillan b. 27 Jan 1916, d. 29 Mar 1916
  4. Martha Mable McMillan+ b. 20 Feb 1917, d. 15 Apr 19557,8
  5. Jessie Colonel McMillan b. 30 Jan 1920, d. May 1986
  6. Myrtle Ruth McMillan b. 15 Feb 1928
  7. George Thomas McMillan b. 23 Apr 1930, d. 18 Oct 1995

Citations
  1. [S105] Interview, Susie E Miller McMillan, 1974.
  2. [S574] Danny L. Miller, The Blue Ridge Millers, page 34-35.
  3. [S567] Ashe County, NC Delayed Certificates of Birth : Book D-11, page 230.
  4. [S568] Marriage license, Thos. J. McMillan to Susie Miller, 10/31/1910, Ashe County Courthouse, Jefferson, NC.
  5. [S490] Social Security Death Index, www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm.
  6. [S821] Susie Elizabeth McMillan will, Will of Susie Elizabeth McMillan, Karen Worley's personal copy, Sent to my husband by the executor because he was an heir..
  7. [S149] Interview, James Thomas Worley.
  8. [S385] Death certificate Martha Mable Worley, 1955, Certificate #187.

Benjamin Whaley Miller1
b. 26 September 1870, d. 24 May 1946

Father William Harrison Miller2,3,4 b. 10 November 1832, d. 25 February 1935
Mother Susannah "Susie" Walters2,3 b. 11 June 1836, d. 2 May 1878
Pedigree

Last Edited 1 Feb 2003

Birth 26 September 1870  Benjamin Whaley Miller was born on 26 September 1870.4,5,6 
  He was the son of William Harrison Miller and Susannah "Susie" Walters.2,3,4 
Marriage 8 March 1891  Benjamin Whaley Miller married Martha Ellen Tilley, daughter of Hugh Tilley and Elizabeth Blevins, on 8 March 1891.5 
Marriage 9 April 1931  Benjamin Whaley Miller married Naomi Phillips Bryant on 9 April 1931.5 
Death 24 May 1946  Benjamin Whaley Miller died on 24 May 1946 at age 75.5,4,6 
Burial   He was buried at G01 Senter Primitive Baptist Ch Cem, Chesnut Hill, Ashe County, NC.7 
Fact 1   Ruth said they lived at a ford of the New River, 2 miles up or downstream from where Tom and Susie eventually built. Her father ferried people across the river on a boat. Cars used to try to ford and get stuck. He'd get his horse and pull them out. The ford was down river from the mouth of Peak Creek.8 
Fact 1 3 May 1897  On 3 May 1897, at Ashe County, NC,, W.H. and Amanda Miller sold to B.W. and M.E. Miller for $355, 35 and 1/2 acres in Chesnut Hill Township on the South Fork of the New River, adjoining Ambrose Barker and S.V. Cox, witness H.R. McMillan..9 
Census 1900  Benjamin Whaley Miller appeared on the census of 1900 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Chesnut Hill Twp, Household #52
Miller, Benjamin Sep 1870 age 29 married 9 yrs
Martha E Mar 1875 age 25 children 3, of which 3 are living
Susie E Mar 1892 age 8
Leona E Oct 1893 age 6
William T Apr 1896 4.10 
Census 1910  Benjamin Whaley Miller appeared on the census of 1910 at Chesnut Hill, Ashe County, NC, as follows: Chesnut HIll Twp, Household #4
Miller, Benjamin 40
Martha E 38
Susa E 18
Enice 16
Willie T 14
Ettie 9
Ruth E 4
Worth 1 4/12.11 
Census 1920  Benjamin Whaley Miller appeared on the census of 1920 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Chesnut Hill Township, Household 116/127
Miller, Ben W 50
Martha E 44
William 23
Ruth 13
Worth 11.12 
Census 1930  Benjamin Whaley Miller appeared on the census of 1930 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Chesnut Hill Township, household # 117
Miller, Ben W 59 wid
Ruth dau 23
Worth son 21.13 

Family 1 Martha Ellen Tilley b. 20 March 1875, d. 20 May 1924
Marriage 8 March 1891  He married Martha Ellen Tilley, daughter of Hugh Tilley and Elizabeth Blevins, on 8 March 1891.5 
Children  1. Susie Elizabeth Miller+ b. 29 Mar 1892, d. May 19782,5
  2. Leona Ennice Miller b. 4 Oct 1893, d. 14 Jan 19745,14
  3. William Thomas Miller b. 3 Apr 1896, d. 20 Mar 19785,4
  4. Mary Etta "Ettie" Miller b. 9 Apr 1901, d. 22 Jan 19115
  5. Ruth Miller b. c 19075
  6. Benjamin Worth Miller b. 12 Dec 1908, d. 11 Jun 19885

Family 2 Naomi Phillips Bryant
Marriage 9 April 1931  Benjamin Whaley Miller married Naomi Phillips Bryant on 9 April 1931.5 

Citations
  1. [S110] Managing Editor Ruth Weaver Shepherd and Patron/Honor EditorClarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe Co Vol I, Also The Millers of Ashe Co.
  2. [S105] Interview, Susie E Miller McMillan, 1974.
  3. [S574] Danny L. Miller, The Blue Ridge Millers, page 11-12.
  4. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #245 "William Thomas Miller and Virginia Juanita Bledsoe Miller," contributed by Martha M. Johnson.
  5. [S574] Danny L. Miller, The Blue Ridge Millers, page 34-35.
  6. [S217] Senter Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, visited by Karen Worley, 3/6/2002,Tombstone of Ben W and Martha Tilley Miller.
  7. [S217] Senter Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, visited by Karen Worley, 3/6/2002.
  8. [S99] Interview, Ruth Miller Blevins, 4/18/1999.
  9. [S618] Deed from W.H. Miller and Amanda Miller to B.W. Miller and M.E. Miller, Book MM, page 141-142.
  10. [S8] Ashe Co federal Census 1900, Images of microfilm on line at genealogylibrary.com , Chesnut Hill Twp, page 3.
  11. [S9] Ashe Co Federal Census 1910, images on line at Ancestry.com.
  12. [S10] Ashe County, NC US Census 1920 , images of microfilm on line at Ancestry.com ,Chesnut Hill Twp, image 14 of 16.
  13. [S340] Ashe County, NC US Census 1930 , images of microfilm on line at Ancestry.com ,Chesnut Hill Twp, image 11 of 15.
  14. [S14] Russell Hamilton, Ashe County NC Cemetery Records, page 448.

Martha Ellen Tilley1,2
b. 20 March 1875, d. 20 May 1924

Father Hugh Tilley3,4 b. 24 October 1853, d. 18 August 1927
Mother Elizabeth Blevins5,6,7 b. 14 May 1857, d. 7 July 1937
Pedigree

Last Edited 31 Oct 2003

Birth 20 March 1875  Martha Ellen Tilley was born on 20 March 1875.8,2,9 
  She was the daughter of Hugh Tilley and Elizabeth Blevins.3,4,5,6,7 
Marriage 8 March 1891  Martha Ellen Tilley married Benjamin Whaley Miller, son of William Harrison Miller and Susannah "Susie" Walters, on 8 March 1891.2 
Death 20 May 1924  Martha Ellen Tilley died on 20 May 1924 at Ashe County, NC, at age 49.9,2 
Burial   She was buried at G01 Senter Primitive Baptist Ch Cem, Chesnut Hill, Ashe County, NC.8 

Family Benjamin Whaley Miller b. 26 September 1870, d. 24 May 1946
Children  1. Susie Elizabeth Miller+ b. 29 Mar 1892, d. May 19783,2
  2. Leona Ennice Miller b. 4 Oct 1893, d. 14 Jan 1974
  3. William Thomas Miller b. 3 Apr 1896, d. 20 Mar 1978
  4. Mary Etta "Ettie" Miller b. 9 Apr 1901, d. 22 Jan 1911
  5. Ruth Miller b. c 1907
  6. Benjamin Worth Miller b. 12 Dec 1908, d. 11 Jun 1988

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #245 "William Thomas Miller and Virginia Juanita Bledsoe Miller," contributed by Martha M. Johnson.
  2. [S574] Danny L. Miller, The Blue Ridge Millers, page 34-35.
  3. [S105] Interview, Susie E Miller McMillan, 1974.
  4. [S879] Ashe County, NC US Census 1880 , images of microfilm on line at Ancestry.com ,Chesnut Hill Twp, image 37 of 37.
  5. [S105] Interview, Susie E Miller McMillan, 1974, Per Susie McMillan her grandparents were Hugh and Elizabeth Tilley.
  6. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #36 "Blevins:Nathan, Wells, William and Descendants, Part II", contributed by Gaither Earl Blevins.
    .
  7. [S203] Interview, Loraine Blevins Brown, 2000.
  8. [S14] Russell Hamilton, Ashe County NC Cemetery Records, page 482.
  9. [S217] Senter Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, visited by Karen Worley, 3/6/2002,Tombstone of Ben W and Martha Tilley Miller.

Hugh Tilley1
b. 24 October 1853, d. 18 August 1927

Father ? Doughton3
Mother Leitha R Tilley2 b. circa 1832, d. between 1880 and 1900
Pedigree

Last Edited 10 Jul 2005

Birth 24 October 1853  Hugh Tilley was born on 24 October 1853 at Surry County, NC.2 
  He was the son of ? Doughton and Leitha R Tilley.2,3 
Marriage 1 January 1873  Hugh Tilley married Elizabeth Blevins, daughter of Hugh Blevins and Polly Brown, on 1 January 1873 at Ashe Co NC.4 
Death 18 August 1927  Hugh Tilley died on 18 August 1927 at Mt. Airy. at age 73.5,2 
Burial   He was buried at Oakdale Cem Mt Airy, NC.6 
Note   Wade Eller was a historian who interviewed elderly people in Ashe County in the 1950s about their family history. His collection also includes some information from public records, such as Ashe County marriages. On most of his cards, he noted his source. He had a card for Hugh Tilley, containing information on the marriage to Elizabeth Blevins. At the bottom, where he normally listed sources, it says "See Ashe Co Mar Recs." At the top in slightly smaller writing, as if it were written at a different time, it says "son of Letha" and in the middle of the card, also in smaller writing it says "father R.L. Doughton" Now I know Hugh was illegitimate and that Letha is the correct name for his mother. I noticed that several of the other cards for people named Tilley say at the bottom "Ref Robey Tilley, Creston, NC 1956." Now Robey Tilley was born in 1876. He was the son of Charles Emory Tilley, who was the son of Lazarus Tilley. He would have known Hugh Tilley and Leitha Tilley personally, and if I am correct that Leitha was Lazarus' sister, then Robey Tilley's father was Hugh's first cousin. If it was a known fact who Hugh's biological father was, Robey Tilley would have been in a position to know.
R.L. Doughton was the name of a Congressman from Alleghany County. Doughton Park was named after him. He could not have been Hugh Tilley's biological father, because he was younger than Hugh. However, his father, J.H. Doughton, married his mother in 1854, so he was definitely old enough to have had a fling with Leitha in 1853 and fathered Hugh. The Doughtons lived in Laurel Springs, and in the 1860 census James and Leitha Tilley lived in Flint Hill, which is an old name for Scottville, which is very near Laurel Springs. So I know they lived near enough to have known each other. My assumption is that Mr Eller got the information he added in small print to his Hugh Tilley card during his interview with Robey Tilley, and that Robey Tilley at the age of 80 got the initials wrong but knew what he was talking about. That would make Hugh's father either J.H. Doughton or some relative of his. Neither the Ashe County nor Alleghany County courthouse has a will for J.H. Dooughton, or any other Doughton old enough to be Hugh's father. So I doubt if I will ever be able to find further evidence of this connection.3 
Fact 1 January 1862  In January 1862, at Ashe, NC,, The minutes of the January 1862 Term of the Ashe Count court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions include the following entry: "Order for child Bound to R. Jacks. R. Jacks is to give Hugh P. Tilley two years schooling, including free schools, a good suit close & a horse worth sevemty-five dollars.".7 
Census 1880  Hugh Tilley appeared on the census of 1880 at Chesnut Hill Twp, Ashe, NC, as follows: Tilly, Hugh 27 laborer
Elizabeth 24 keeping house
Martha 4
Elihu 2.8 
Census 1900  Hugh Tilley appeared on the census of 1900 at Chesnut Hill Ywp, Ashe, as follows: Household 219
Tilley Hugh 46 b Oct 1853 m 27 yrs NC NC NC
Elizabeth 48 b May 1857 12 children of which 8 are living
Arthur E 20 b Feb 1880
Susan V 18 b Jan 1882
Florence 13 b Mar 1887
Charly B 10 b Nov 1889
Millard F 7 b Jun 1893
Garfield 4 b Apr 1896
Hugh Tilly was also the census taker for that section of Ashe County.9 
Census 1910  Hugh Tilley appeared on the census of 1910 at Mt. Airy, Surry County, NC, as follows: Tilley Hugh 56 married 39 years
Elizabeth 53 13 children of which 8 living
Charlie b 20
Millard F 16
Garfield 14
Glenn E 9.10 
Census 1920  Hugh Tilley appeared on the census of 1920 at Mt. Airy, Surry County, NC, as follows: House # 197
Family #14
Tilley, Hugh 66 NC NC NC carpenter
Elizabeth 62
Family #15 in same house
Tilley, A.E. 39 judge
Bessie 30
Grace 10
Louise 8
Ruth 4/12.11
 

Family Elizabeth Blevins b. 14 May 1857, d. 7 July 1937
Marriage 1 January 1873  He married Elizabeth Blevins, daughter of Hugh Blevins and Polly Brown, on 1 January 1873 at Ashe Co NC.4 
Children  1. Martha Ellen Tilley+ b. 20 Mar 1875, d. 20 May 192412,8
  2. Elihu Tilley b. 4 Aug 1877, d. 10 Jan 19638
  3. Arthur Edgar Tilley b. 23 Feb 1880, d. 10 Dec 19479,13
  4. Susan Virginia Tilley b. Jan 1882, d. 11 Jan 19489,14
  5. Florence Tilley b. 14 Mar 1887, d. 16 Jun 190614,9
  6. Charles Blaine Tilley b. 22 Nov 1889, d. 29 Jul 19419,14
  7. Fanny Tilley b. 27 Jun 1891, d. before 1900 census15
  8. Millard Fillmore Tilley b. 5 Jun 1893, d. 19 Nov 19519
  9. Faby Garfield Tilley b. 20 Apr 1896, d. 25 Jan 19579
  10. Glen Edwin Tilley b. 11 Aug 1900, d. 17 Feb 198110

Citations
  1. [S105] Interview, Susie E Miller McMillan, 1974, His granddaughter. Interview abt 1974.
  2. [S386] Death Certificate, Surry County, NC Courthouse, Hugh Tilley.
  3. [S893] Collection of history and genealogy of Ashe County prepared by Wade Edward Eller; Card titled "Tilley, Hugh."
  4. [S70] Elizabeth Caulder, Ashe County, N.C. Marriages.
  5. [S65] Ancestral File,Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, compiler, submitter Klovia McKennon Tilley
    12844 Huntsman Way
    Potomac Md 20854
    Also Ruth Miller Blevins told me her grandparents moved to Mt. Ariy.
  6. [S65] Ancestral File,Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, compiler.
  7. [S887] Minutes of the Ashe County, North Carolina Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions - 1862, transcribed by Jeffrey C. Weaver. On line at www.ls.net/~newriver/nc/as1862co.htm.
  8. [S879] Ashe County, NC US Census 1880 , images of microfilm on line at Ancestry.com ,Chesnut Hill Twp, image 37 of 37.
  9. [S8] Ashe Co federal Census 1900, Images of microfilm on line at genealogylibrary.com , page 201a.
  10. [S878] Surry Co, NC Federal Census 1910, images on line at Genealogy.com's census collection.
  11. [S880] Surry County, NC US Census 1920 , images of microfilm on line at Ancestry.com ,Mt Airy Twp, image 2 of 72.
  12. [S105] Interview, Susie E Miller McMillan, 1974.
  13. [S881] Death Certificate, Surry County, NC Courthouse, Hugh Tilley.
  14. [S163] Sandra Tilley Coxe.
  15. [S206] Klovia McKennon Tilley, "Family Group Sheets for families of Hugh Blevins and Hugh Tilley", Ancestral File.

Elizabeth Blevins1
b. 14 May 1857, d. 7 July 1937

Father Hugh Blevins2 b. 9 October 1834, d. 3 May 1863
Mother Polly Brown2 b. April 1833, d. 1912
Pedigree

Last Edited 1 Nov 2003

Birth 14 May 1857  Elizabeth Blevins was born on 14 May 1857 at Ashe Co NC. 
  She was the daughter of Hugh Blevins and Polly Brown.2 
Marriage 1 January 1873  Elizabeth Blevins married Hugh Tilley, son of ? Doughton and Leitha R Tilley, on 1 January 1873 at Ashe Co NC.1 
Death 7 July 1937  Elizabeth Blevins died on 7 July 1937 at Mt. Airy. at age 80. 
Burial   She was buried at Oakdale Cem Mt Airy, NC. 

Family Hugh Tilley b. 24 October 1853, d. 18 August 1927
Children  1. Martha Ellen Tilley+ b. 20 Mar 1875, d. 20 May 19243,2,4
  2. Elihu Tilley b. 4 Aug 1877, d. 10 Jan 1963
  3. Arthur Edgar Tilley b. 23 Feb 1880, d. 10 Dec 1947
  4. Susan Virginia Tilley b. Jan 1882, d. 11 Jan 1948
  5. Florence Tilley b. 14 Mar 1887, d. 16 Jun 1906
  6. Charles Blaine Tilley b. 22 Nov 1889, d. 29 Jul 1941
  7. Fanny Tilley b. 27 Jun 1891, d. before 1900 census5
  8. Millard Fillmore Tilley b. 5 Jun 1893, d. 19 Nov 1951
  9. Faby Garfield Tilley b. 20 Apr 1896, d. 25 Jan 1957
  10. Glen Edwin Tilley b. 11 Aug 1900, d. 17 Feb 1981

Citations
  1. [S70] Elizabeth Caulder, Ashe County, N.C. Marriages.
  2. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #36 "Blevins:Nathan, Wells, William and Descendants, Part II", contributed by Gaither Earl Blevins.
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  3. [S105] Interview, Susie E Miller McMillan, 1974, Per Susie McMillan her grandparents were Hugh and Elizabeth Tilley.
  4. [S203] Interview, Loraine Blevins Brown, 2000.
  5. [S206] Klovia McKennon Tilley, "Family Group Sheets for families of Hugh Blevins and Hugh Tilley", Ancestral File.

Leitha R Tilley1
b. circa 1832, d. between 1880 and 1900

Father Charles Tilley
Mother Susan Sukey Tilley
Pedigree

Last Edited 7 Nov 2004

Birth circa 1832  Leitha R Tilley was born circa 1832 at Stokes County, NC. 
  She was the daughter of Charles Tilley and Susan Sukey Tilley
Marriage 25 December 1858  Leitha R Tilley married James M. Tilley on 25 December 1858 at Ashe, NC.2 
Death between 1880 and 1900  Leitha R Tilley died between 1880 and 1900 at probably Surry County, NC. 
Note   The relationship of Charles and Susan as parents of Leitha is a probable only, not proven. Leitha appeared for the first time in Ashe County when she married James Tilley in 1858. I can find no record of her before that date. She doesn't appear to be a daughter of Edmund Tilley, who is the only Tilley in Ashe County old enough to be her parent. She was born in the 1830s, but Edmund's household in the 1840 census did not include any females except his wife. Lazarus Tilley, who appeared in Ashe County for the first time in the 1850 census, was the son of a Charles Tilley, according to his grandson who was interviewed by Wade Eller in the 1950's. There was never a Charles Tilley in Ashe County in a census, but a Charles Tilley of Stokes County bought land in Ashe County in 1859. A few months later, Charles Tilley of Ashe County sold that land to James Tilley. Charles Tilley was named the administrator of Edmund Tilley's will in 1862. There was a John Tilley who was a Revolutionary War soldier from Surry County, NC who later lived in Stokes County. His pension application stated that he had sons named Charles and Edmund. A Charles Tilley was listed in the Stokes County census of 1820 and then in Surry County 1830-1850, but not after 1850. There is a marriage record in Stokes County in 1815 of Charles Tilly to Sukey Tilley, and the wife of the Charles in Surry in 1850 was named Susan (Sukey is a nickname for Susan.) He is the only Charles Tilley I can find in the state of NC in any of these census years, and in any tax year. The combination of these clues leads me to believe that the Charles Tilley of Stokes and Surry County was Edmund's brother and that he moved to Ashe County in the 1850s but moved away soon after. If this Charles was the father of Lazarus, he was also likely to be the father of Leitha, who probably came to Ashe County following her brother Lazarus, or along with her father. There were children in Charles' household in the 1840 census of the ages to be Leitha and Lazarus. He must have lived briefly in Stokes County after leaving Surry, but he did not remain there because he wasn't listed there in any census.2 
Name Variation   Leatha's marriage to James is listed twice in the Ashe County Marriage Records book. I assume one was based on the license and the other on the marriage return from the minister. On page 147 her name is spelled "Letty", and on page 209 it's spelled "Lethey."3 
Census 1860  Leitha R Tilley and James M. Tilley appeared on the census of 1860 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Flint Hill Twp, HH#975
James Tilley 26
Litha 28
Hugh 6
Noah 1.4 
Census 1880  Leitha R Tilley and James M. Tilley appeared on the census of 1880 at Bryan Twp, Surry, NC, as follows: HH 202/203
Tilly, James M. W M 46 farming NC NC NC
the box is checked titled "maimed, crippled, bedridden or otherwise disabled"
Leitha R W F 50 keeping house NC NC NC
Susan E W F 19 daughter at home
John M 10 son works on farm.5 

Family 1 ? Doughton
Child  1. Hugh Tilley+ b. 24 Oct 1853, d. 18 Aug 19276

Family 2 James M. Tilley b. circa 1834
Marriage 25 December 1858  Leitha R Tilley married James M. Tilley on 25 December 1858 at Ashe, NC.2 
Children  1. Noah Tilley b. 1859
  2. Susan Tilley b. c 1861
  3. John Tilley b. c 1870

Citations
  1. [S2] 1880 US census Surry County, NC, images available on line at Ancestry.com ,Bryan Twp, image 7 of 28.
  2. [S70] Elizabeth Caulder, Ashe County, N.C. Marriages, page 209.
  3. [S70] Elizabeth Caulder, Ashe County, N.C. Marriages, page 147.
  4. [S11] Danny Miller, 1860 Ashe County, North Carolina Census, page 58.
  5. [S2] 1880 US census Surry County, NC, images available on line at Ancestry.com ,Bryan Twp, image 7 of 12.
  6. [S386] Death Certificate, Surry County, NC Courthouse, Hugh Tilley.

William Harrison Miller
b. 10 November 1832, d. 25 February 1935

Father John L. Miller1 b. 19 June 1800, d. 10 June 1890
Mother Barbara Severt2 b. 14 February 1803, d. 11 October 1856
Pedigree

Last Edited 5 Apr 2004

Birth 10 November 1832  William Harrison Miller was born on 10 November 1832 at Ore Knob, Ashe County, NC.3 
  He was the son of John L. Miller and Barbara Severt.1,2 
Marriage 15 March 1856  William Harrison Miller married Susannah "Susie" Walters, daughter of Jacob Walters and Sarah Sallie Dancy, on 15 March 1856 at Ashe County, NC.4 
Marriage 12 January 1879  William Harrison Miller married Amanda Gentry on 12 January 1879.5 
Death 25 February 1935  William Harrison Miller died on 25 February 1935 at Ashe County, NC, at age 102.3 
Burial 1935  He was buried in 1935 at G01 Senter Primitive Baptist Ch Cem, Chesnut Hill, Ashe County, NC.6 
Fact 2   Susie Miller McMillan, his granddaughter, told me his parents came over from Germany. I don't believe that's correct, but it's an indicator that his grandfather or great-grantfather did.7 
Census 1860  William Harrison Miller appeared on the census of 1860 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Jefferson Twp, HH#190
William Miller 27
Susan 24
Ann 1.8 
Fact 1 between 1862 and 1865  Between 1862 and 1865, The following is the information found in the NC state Archives regarding William Miller's service in the Civil War:
37th Regiment NC Troops, Company A.
MILLER, WILLIAM H, Private. Resided in Ashe County and enlisted in Iredell County at age 30, August 15, 1862, for the war. Mustered in as Private. Promoted to Sergeant on February 12, 1863. Captured at or near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 3-5, 1863. Confined at Fort Delaware, Delaware. Transferred to Point Lookout, Maryland, October 15-18, 1863. Reduced to ranks in January-February, 1864, while a prisoner of war. Paroled at Point Lookout on or about February 13, 1865, and transferred to Cox's Wharf, James River, Virginia, where he was received on or about February 15, 1865, for exchange. Hospitalized at RIchmond, Virginia, February 19, 1865, with an unspecified complaint and was furloughed for forty days on February 20, 1865..9 
Census 1870  William Harrison Miller appeared on the census of 1870 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Jefferson Twp HH#133
Miller, W.H. 38 Farmer
Susan 34
Mary 11
Jacob L. 9
Barbary 4
Sarah 2
Lambert, Thomas 17
Dancy, Elizabeth 73
Martha 28.10 
Census 1880  William Harrison Miller appeared on the census of 1880 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Chesnut Hill Twp HH#301
Miller, W.H. 47 Farmer
Amanda 39 wife keeping house
Jacob 17 son Works on farm
Alice 14 dau
Sally 12 dau
Benj 7 son
John 6 son
Nancy b Oct 1879 dau
Duvall, Syntha 12 step-dau.11 
Fact 1 3 May 1897  On 3 May 1897, at Ashe County, NC,, W.H. and Amanda Miller sold to B.W. and M.E. Miller for $355, 35 and 1/2 acres in Chesnut Hill Township on the South Fork of the New River, adjoining Ambrose Barker and S.V. Cox, witness H.R. McMillan..12 
Census 1900  William Harrison Miller appeared on the census of 1900 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Chesnut Hill Twp, Household #54
Miller, William H Nov 1832 age 67 married 21 years
Amanda wife Mar 1841 59 married 21 years children 3 of which 2 living
Sally C dau Jan 1868 32 single
Ollie E dau Feb 1881 19
McMillan, James boarder 28
Johnson, Harden boarder 13.13 
Census 1910  William Harrison Miller appeared on the census of 1910 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Chesnut HIll Twp, Household #6
Miller, William H 77 married 31 years
Manda wife 64 children 3of which 2 living.14
 
(Witness) Census 1920  William Harrison Miller appeared on the census of 1920 in the household of John Reeves at Chesnut Hill, Ashe County, NC.15 
Fact 1 16 June 1923  On 16 June 1923, at Ashe County, NC,, W.H. Miller applied for a soldier's pension under a 1921 pension act, giving his age as 90 and his residence as Nathan's Creek. He stated that he enisted on or about the 12th of August 1862 in Company A, 37th Regiment. The application was a pre-printed form with blanks to fill in for the name of the soldier and relevant dates. No other genealogical information was given except that "on or about the 3rd day of July 1863 he was captured and served 19 mo in Federal prison." He had to swear that he held no office for which he received at least $300 in fees or salary, that he did not own property worth more than $2000 nor disposed of property of such worth since March 11, 1885, and that he was not receiving any other aid from the state. Witness E.A. McNeill of Jefferson swore that he was "the person he represents himself to be.".16 
Will 22 December 1925  William Harrison Miller left a will on 22 December 1925 at Ashe County, NC. I, William H. Miller, of Ashe County, North Carolina, being of sound mind and disposing memory but considering the uncertainty of this life, do make, publish and declare the following to be my last will and testament.
1. It is my desire, and I, therefore, will that my body be given a decent burial suitable to the wishes of my relations and friends and that all of my just debts be paid by my executor hereinafter named out of the first moneys that come into his hands belonging to my estate.
2. I give and devise to my daughters Mary Ann Goodman and Sallie Campbell forty acres of land on the upper end of my farm and bounded as follows; beginning on a stake on the bank of the South Fork of New River in the line of O.S. Pennington and running down said river with its meanders to the line of John and Bettie Reeves of the tract of land which I conveyed to said John and Betty Reeves, then running with said line across the bottom to a point where it will make forty acres by running to the beginning.
3. I give and devise the remainder of my land not heretofore deeded and herein willed, to John Reeves, assignee of my son Jacob Miller.
4. That all of my personal property shall be divided among my children in such a way and manner so as to make them all equal, but all of my children shall account for all advancements heretofore made to them in personal property, but my daughter Sallie Campbell shall not include, in her advancements and account, for the increase of her personal property advanced to her, after the advancement was made and before her marriage and she moved away.
5. I have heretofore made provisions for the support and maintenance of my wife in a deed made by us to John and Betty Reeves.
6. I hereby name, appoint and constitute my son Ben W. Miller my lawful eecutor to execute this my last will and testament according to the true intent and meaning of the same. I hereby declare all wills heretofore made by me revoked and void.
Witness my hand and seal this December 22nd, 1925. W.H. Miller
Witnessed by S.V. Alexander
W.T. Bare
Recorded Ashe County March 2, 1935.17 
(Witness) Census 1930  William Harrison Miller appeared on the census of 1930 in the household of John Reeves at Ashe County, NC.18 

Family 1 Susannah "Susie" Walters b. 11 June 1836, d. 2 May 1878
Marriage 15 March 1856  William Harrison Miller married Susannah "Susie" Walters, daughter of Jacob Walters and Sarah Sallie Dancy, on 15 March 1856 at Ashe County, NC.4 
Children  1. Mary Ann Miller b. 5 Apr 185919
  2. Jacob Lewis Miller b. 20 Mar 1861, d. 4 May 191819
  3. Barbara Alice Miller b. 26 Jan 1866, d. 13 Dec 194319
  4. Sarah Caroline Miller b. 14 Jun 1868, d. 22 May 193519
  5. Benjamin Whaley Miller+ b. 26 Sep 1870, d. 24 May 19467,19,20
  6. John Andrew Miller b. 6 Feb 1874, d. 194419

Family 2 Amanda Gentry
Marriage 12 January 1879  William Harrison Miller married Amanda Gentry on 12 January 1879.5 
Children  1. Nancy Margaret Miller b. 18 Oct 1879, d. 24 Apr 189119
  2. Ollie Elizabeth "Betty" Miller b. 11 Feb 1881, d. 17 Oct 197019

Citations
  1. [S574] Danny L. Miller, The Blue Ridge Millers, Chapter Titled "George Miller and Elizabeth Bumgarner" (pages start again at 1) page 3.
  2. [S574] Danny L. Miller, The Blue Ridge Millers, page 3.
  3. [S387] Death certificate William H. Miller, 1935, Chesnut Hill Twp, Certificate #1.
  4. [S70] Elizabeth Caulder, Ashe County, N.C. Marriages, page 95.
  5. [S70] Elizabeth Caulder, Ashe County, N.C. Marriages, page 96.
  6. [S217] Senter Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, visited by Karen Worley, 3/6/2002,Tombstone of William H. Miller.
  7. [S105] Interview, Susie E Miller McMillan, 1974.
  8. [S11] Danny Miller, 1860 Ashe County, North Carolina Census, page 13.
  9. [S824] Weymouth T. Jordan and Louis H. Manarin, North Carolina Troops 1861-1865, A Roster. Vol IX, pages 480-481.
  10. [S12] Jeffrey C. Weaver, The 1870 Federal Census of Ashe County, North Carolina, page 82-83.
  11. [S13] Mary Floy Schulz Katzman, The 1880 Federal Census of Ashe County, North Carolina, page 91.
  12. [S618] Deed from W.H. Miller and Amanda Miller to B.W. Miller and M.E. Miller, Book MM, page 141-142.
  13. [S8] Ashe Co federal Census 1900, Images of microfilm on line at genealogylibrary.com , Chesnut Hill Twp, page 3.
  14. [S9] Ashe Co Federal Census 1910, images on line at Ancestry.com.
  15. [S10] Ashe County, NC US Census 1920 , images of microfilm on line at Ancestry.com ,Chesnut Hill Twp, image 14 of 16.
  16. [S830] Soldier's Applications for Pension, Ashe County, NC. W.H. Miller, 6/16/1923. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina State Archives.
  17. [S619] William H Miller will (Written Dec 22, 1925, probated March 1935).
  18. [S340] Ashe County, NC US Census 1930 , images of microfilm on line at Ancestry.com ,Chesnut Hill Twp, image 11 of 15.
  19. [S574] Danny L. Miller, The Blue Ridge Millers, page 11-12.
  20. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #245 "William Thomas Miller and Virginia Juanita Bledsoe Miller," contributed by Martha M. Johnson.

Susannah "Susie" Walters
b. 11 June 1836, d. 2 May 1878

Father Jacob Walters1 b. 25 April 1797, d. 18 December 1877
Mother Sarah Sallie Dancy1 b. 13 October 1798, d. 28 June 1878
Pedigree

Last Edited 10 Nov 2003

Birth 11 June 1836  Susannah "Susie" Walters was born on 11 June 1836 at Ashe County, NC.2 
  She was the daughter of Jacob Walters and Sarah Sallie Dancy.1 
Marriage 15 March 1856  Susannah "Susie" Walters married William Harrison Miller, son of John L. Miller and Barbara Severt, on 15 March 1856 at Ashe County, NC.3 
Death 2 May 1878  Susannah "Susie" Walters died on 2 May 1878 at Ashe County, NC, at age 41.2 
Burial   She was buried at Jesse Reeves Family Cemetery, Peak Creek Twp, Ashe, NC.2 

Family William Harrison Miller b. 10 November 1832, d. 25 February 1935
Children  1. Mary Ann Miller b. 5 Apr 1859
  2. Jacob Lewis Miller b. 20 Mar 1861, d. 4 May 1918
  3. Barbara Alice Miller b. 26 Jan 1866, d. 13 Dec 1943
  4. Sarah Caroline Miller b. 14 Jun 1868, d. 22 May 1935
  5. Benjamin Whaley Miller+ b. 26 Sep 1870, d. 24 May 19464,5
  6. John Andrew Miller b. 6 Feb 1874, d. 1944

Citations
  1. [S574] Danny L. Miller, The Blue Ridge Millers, page 11.
  2. [S14] Russell Hamilton, Ashe County NC Cemetery Records, page 490.
  3. [S70] Elizabeth Caulder, Ashe County, N.C. Marriages, page 95.
  4. [S105] Interview, Susie E Miller McMillan, 1974.
  5. [S574] Danny L. Miller, The Blue Ridge Millers, page 11-12.

Amanda Gentry

Last Edited 30 Jan 2003

Marriage 12 January 1879  Amanda Gentry married William Harrison Miller, son of John L. Miller and Barbara Severt, on 12 January 1879.1 

Family William Harrison Miller b. 10 November 1832, d. 25 February 1935
Children  1. Nancy Margaret Miller b. 18 Oct 1879, d. 24 Apr 1891
  2. Ollie Elizabeth "Betty" Miller b. 11 Feb 1881, d. 17 Oct 1970

Citations
  1. [S70] Elizabeth Caulder, Ashe County, N.C. Marriages, page 96.

John L. Miller
b. 19 June 1800, d. 10 June 1890

Father George Miller1 b. between 1774 and 1776
Mother Elizabeth Bumgarner1 b. 1778
Pedigree

Last Edited 28 May 2003

Birth 19 June 1800  John L. Miller was born on 19 June 1800 at Ashe County, NC.2,3 
  He was the son of George Miller and Elizabeth Bumgarner.1 
Marriage circa 1824  John L. Miller married Barbara Severt, daughter of Frederick Severt, circa 1824.3 
Marriage after 1860  John L. Miller married Alice Black after 1860.3 
Death 10 June 1890  John L. Miller died on 10 June 1890 at age 89.2,3 
Burial   He was buried at Q06 Ebeneezer Pres Ch Cem, Ashe County, NC.2 

Family 1 Barbara Severt b. 14 February 1803, d. 11 October 1856
Children  1. Mary Miller b. c 18253
  2. George Miller b. 16 Jan 1826, d. 13 Mar 19133
  3. Jesse B Miller b. 5 Jan 1828, d. 26 Jan 19143
  4. Nancy Miller b. 6 Aug 1830, d. 30 Oct 18623
  5. William Harrison Miller+ b. 10 Nov 1832, d. 25 Feb 19353
  6. John Severt Miller b. 29 Mar 1835, d. 10 Jan 19293
  7. Clarissa Miller b. c 18373
  8. Elizabeth Miller b. 11 Mar 1840, d. 17 Apr 19143
  9. Caroline Miller b. 2 Mar 1844, d. 3 Jan 19203
  10. Jacob Miller b. 30 Jul 1847, d. 31 Jan 19233
  11. Fielden Miller b. 1849, d. 19273

Family 2 Alice Black

Citations
  1. [S574] Danny L. Miller, The Blue Ridge Millers, page 3.
  2. [S14] Russell Hamilton, Ashe County NC Cemetery Records, page 477.
  3. [S574] Danny L. Miller, The Blue Ridge Millers, Chapter Titled "George Miller and Elizabeth Bumgarner" (pages start again at 1) page 3.

Barbara Severt
b. 14 February 1803, d. 11 October 1856

Father Frederick Severt b. 1760, d. between 1830 and 1840
Pedigree

Last Edited 31 Jan 2003

Birth 14 February 1803  Barbara Severt was born on 14 February 1803 at NC.1 
  She was the daughter of Frederick Severt
Marriage circa 1824  Barbara Severt married John L. Miller, son of George Miller and Elizabeth Bumgarner, circa 1824.2 
Death 11 October 1856  Barbara Severt died on 11 October 1856 at Ebenezer Pres Ch cemetery, near Ore Knob, at age 53. 
Burial   She was buried at Q06 Ebeneezer Pres Ch Cem, Ashe. 

Family John L. Miller b. 19 June 1800, d. 10 June 1890
Children  1. Mary Miller b. c 1825
  2. George Miller b. 16 Jan 1826, d. 13 Mar 1913
  3. Jesse B Miller b. 5 Jan 1828, d. 26 Jan 1914
  4. Nancy Miller b. 6 Aug 1830, d. 30 Oct 1862
  5. William Harrison Miller+ b. 10 Nov 1832, d. 25 Feb 19353
  6. John Severt Miller b. 29 Mar 1835, d. 10 Jan 1929
  7. Clarissa Miller b. c 1837
  8. Elizabeth Miller b. 11 Mar 1840, d. 17 Apr 1914
  9. Caroline Miller b. 2 Mar 1844, d. 3 Jan 1920
  10. Jacob Miller b. 30 Jul 1847, d. 31 Jan 1923
  11. Fielden Miller b. 1849, d. 1927

Citations
  1. [S142] WFT vol 5 #2492 "Miller Edwards Choate NC,VA.
  2. [S574] Danny L. Miller, The Blue Ridge Millers, Chapter Titled "George Miller and Elizabeth Bumgarner" (pages start again at 1) page 3.
  3. [S574] Danny L. Miller, The Blue Ridge Millers, page 3.

Frederick Severt
b. 1760, d. between 1830 and 1840

Last Edited 12 Sep 2002

Birth 1760  Frederick Severt was born in 1760 at Ohlenrode, Brunswick, Germany. 
Death between 1830 and 1840  He died between 1830 and 1840 at Ashe. 
Fact 1   According to Mae Severt, a descendant (quoted by Monte Deboard in the E.B. Reeves papers), "Frederick Severt was a hired Hessian soldier who fought with Cornwallis. He fled to the Dismal Swamp where he became lost for 2-3 weeks, nearly starving to death. He eventually found his way out, traveled across VA, marrying a Poole woman somewhere along the way. He eventually settled in Ashe Co. and had three children. Mae is descended from his son John. ".1 
Note   There is an IGI on Frederick Sever b abt 1754 Muhlenberg, Ky file # 1760896. No other info. Per Dan Murphy, a descendant, there were multiple Frederick Severts. This one married somebody else and stayed in Ky.

Kim Barr notes says he was a Hessian soldier

Per K Barr notes:

1810 census Ashe
Sever, F
Males 2 under 10, 1 >45
Females 2 under 10, 2 16-26, 1>45

1820
Seaford, Frederick
Males 1 16-18, 1>45
Females 1 under 10, 2 16-26

1790
Frederick Sever
Rowan

Dave Reedy says he can't remember where he got it, but that Fredrick's parents or grandparents came from Germany to PA and Fred was born there

From the files of Eleanor Baker Reeves at the Ashe library, there was a letter dated 1975 to Mrs Reeves from a "Monte". The librarian was almost positive that this was Monte Ann DeBoard, who is the libraian's cousin. In the letter Monte says she spoke with Mae Severt. Per Mae, "Frederick Severt was a hired Hessian soldier who fought with Cornwallis. He deserted and fled to the Dismal Swamp, where he became lost for 2-3 weeks, nearly starving to death. He eventually found his way out, traveled across Va, marrying a Poole woman somewhere along the way. He eventually settled in Ashe Co and had 3 children. Mae is descended from his son John, Caroline from Frederick Jr. Mae said that Barbara married Capt John Miller, from whom Dr Edward Miller is descended, but I found a marriage record that shows she married an Eli Bare in 1844." 
Census 1810  Frederick Severt appeared on the census of 1810 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: 20001-20201.2 
Census 1820  Frederick Severt appeared on the census of 1820 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: 000101-10201.3 
Census 1830  Frederick Severt appeared on the census of 1830 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: 10001000001-1000100101.4 

Family
Children  1. John Severt b. c 1796
  2. Frederick Severt b. 10 Oct 1801, d. 6 Oct 1863
  3. Barbara Severt+ b. 14 Feb 1803, d. 11 Oct 1856

Citations
  1. [S101] Letter, Monte Deboard to Eleanor B. Reeves, 8/20/1975, She quotes her source as a conversation with Mae Severt..
  2. [S229] Ashe County, NC US census 1810, transcribed by Jeff Weaver ,Household of F. Sever.
  3. [S230] Ashe County, NC US census 1820, transcribed by Jeff Weaver ,Household of "Fredrick Seaford".
  4. [S6] Ruth W. Shepherd, 1830 Federal Census, Ashe County, North Carolina, Page 1, Household of Fredrick Severt, Sr..

George Miller
b. between 1774 and 1776

Last Edited 24 Nov 2003

Birth between 1774 and 1776  George Miller was born between 1774 and 1776. 
Marriage circa 1799  He married Elizabeth Bumgarner circa 1799.1 
Note   The following is on the first page of Danny Miller's book, in the Ashe County Public Library:
It is very possible that this ancestor of the Blue Ridge Millers was named George. A letter written by James Martin Miller (in the possession of Liz Moore), states that the information provided was given to James Martin Miller by his step-grandfather Tobias Woody, who married Catherine Miller, Mother of Jordan Ashley Miller and grandmother of James Martin Miller. This letter states verbatim. "George Miller from Germany my Great Grandfather's Grandfather, his wife was a Honing from Germany, who married about the time of Revolutionary War. His sons were Mik, George, John, Jake, Stephan, Christian. Christian was my Great Grandfather. His sons were Jake, Washington, Jackson, Christian, his daughters were Easter, Catherine, Liz, Axie, Millie. Christian's father was George. Christian's wife was Judea." Copied on the back of the same page is written: "Suches, Ga, about the latter part of the 1880's or the first part of the 1890's the statements on the reverse side of this sheet were given to me by Tobias Woody, stepfather to my father, Jordan A. Miller and was given at my request that I might trace my ancestry on my fathers' side of the family. Jas. M. Miller (written under signature) Father name Jordan Miller, Grandmother Catherine Miller, Great grandmother Judea Miller, Great grandfather Christian Miller, Great Great grandfather George Miller whose wife was a Honing both of whom were from Germany."

 
Census 1800  George Miller appeared on the census of 1800 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: 10100-00100.2 
Census 1810  George Miller appeared on the census of 1810 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: G. Miller 11010-30100.3 
Census 1820  George Miller appeared on the census of 1820 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: 201101-32001.4 
Census 1830  George Miller appeared on the census of 1830 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: 00101001-00110001.5 
Census 1840  George Miller appeared on the census of 1840 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: 000010001-000111001.6 

Family Elizabeth Bumgarner b. 1778
Marriage circa 1799  He married Elizabeth Bumgarner circa 1799.1 
Children  1. John L. Miller+ b. 19 Jun 1800, d. 10 Jun 18907
  2. Clarissa Miller b. 1802, d. 18727
  3. Delila Miller b. c 18048
  4. Rhoda Miller b. c 18068
  5. Stephen Miller b. 1 Dec 1808, d. 5 May 18919
  6. Eve Miller b. c 18139
  7. George Miller b. 18179
  8. Mary Polly Miller b. c 182010

Citations
  1. [S574] Danny L. Miller, The Blue Ridge Millers, page 2.
  2. [S228] Ashe County, NC US census 1800, transcribed by Jeff Weaver .
  3. [S229] Ashe County, NC US census 1810, transcribed by Jeff Weaver .
  4. [S230] Ashe County, NC US census 1820, transcribed by Jeff Weaver .
  5. [S6] Ruth W. Shepherd, 1830 Federal Census, Ashe County, North Carolina, page 21.
  6. [S218] Brenda C. Bishop, Ashe County Census 1840, page 25.
  7. [S574] Danny L. Miller, The Blue Ridge Millers, page 3.
  8. [S574] Danny L. Miller, The Blue Ridge Millers, page 4.
  9. [S574] Danny L. Miller, The Blue Ridge Millers, page 5.
  10. [S574] Danny L. Miller, The Blue Ridge Millers, page 6.

Elizabeth Bumgarner
b. 1778

Last Edited 1 Feb 2003

Birth 1778  Elizabeth Bumgarner was born in 1778.1 
Marriage circa 1799  She married George Miller circa 1799.2 

Family George Miller b. between 1774 and 1776
Children  1. John L. Miller+ b. 19 Jun 1800, d. 10 Jun 18903
  2. Clarissa Miller b. 1802, d. 1872
  3. Delila Miller b. c 1804
  4. Rhoda Miller b. c 1806
  5. Stephen Miller b. 1 Dec 1808, d. 5 May 1891
  6. Eve Miller b. c 1813
  7. George Miller b. 1817
  8. Mary Polly Miller b. c 1820

Citations
  1. [S66] LDS International Genealogical Index, on line at www.familysearch.org.
  2. [S574] Danny L. Miller, The Blue Ridge Millers, page 2.
  3. [S574] Danny L. Miller, The Blue Ridge Millers, page 3.

Mary Ann Harris
b. 6 March 1838

Father Walter Barrow Harris1,2 b. circa 1815
Mother Eliza Poyner b. circa 1814
Pedigree

Last Edited 11 Nov 2002

Baptism 6 March 1838  Mary Ann Harris was baptized on 6 March 1838 at Lydney Parish, Gloucester, England.2 
  She was the daughter of Walter Barrow Harris and Eliza Poyner.1,2 
Note   Marianne Harris s/o Walter Barrow and Eliza bapt 3/6/1838. 

Citations
  1. [S559] E-mail from Mike Gwilliam to Marilyn Imm Blair providing a look-up in the 1851 census of Gloucester, England and Abenhall Parish marriage records. 7/25/00 , (from 1851 census).
  2. [S541] Email message from Marilyn Imm Blair, quoting data recorded by Robert C. Imm from the Lydney parish records at the Gloucester archives in England 9/28/00.

Ann Imm
b. 1851

Father Edwin Imm1 b. circa 1830
Mother Frances Roberts b. circa 1830
Pedigree

Last Edited 11 Nov 2002

Birth 1851  Ann Imm was born in 1851. 
  She was the daughter of Edwin Imm and Frances Roberts.1 

Citations
  1. [S555] E-mail from Dave Poyner to Marilyn Imm Blair providing a look-up in the Aylburton Parish Church in Gloucester 12/20/2001 , (1851 census. He cites Piece 2443 Folio 0564 Schno 087).

Frank Nelson

Last Edited 21 Feb 2002

Marriage   Frank Nelson married Marila Grogan, daughter of Jordan "Jerd" Grogan and Hannah Charlotte Gentry.1 

Family Marila Grogan b. 18 August 1867

Citations
  1. [S110] Managing Editor Ruth Weaver Shepherd and Patron/Honor EditorClarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe Co Vol I, Article #286 "Jordan Grogan," contributed by Selma Stevens.

Marila Grogan
b. 18 August 1867

Father Jordan "Jerd" Grogan1 b. 15 November 1845, d. 6 April 1931
Mother Hannah Charlotte Gentry1 b. 10 November 1844, d. 4 January 1920
Pedigree

Last Edited 21 Feb 2002

Birth 18 August 1867  Marila Grogan was born on 18 August 1867 at Ashe County, NC.1 
  She was the daughter of Jordan "Jerd" Grogan and Hannah Charlotte Gentry.1 
Marriage   Marila Grogan married Frank Nelson.1 

Family Frank Nelson

Citations
  1. [S110] Managing Editor Ruth Weaver Shepherd and Patron/Honor EditorClarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe Co Vol I, Article #286 "Jordan Grogan," contributed by Selma Stevens.

Henry Grogan
b. between 1803 and 1807, d. circa 1885

Father Elijah Grogan1,2 b. between 1775 and 1780, d. circa 1841
Mother Mary Hopper1,2 b. between 1775 and 1780, d. after 1840
Pedigree

Last Edited 18 Aug 2005

Birth between 1803 and 1807  Henry Grogan was born between 1803 and 1807 at Rockingham County, NC.3,4,5,6 
  He was the son of Elijah Grogan and Mary Hopper.1,2 
Marriage circa 1831  Henry Grogan married Susan Rice, daughter of Isaac Rice and Elizabeth Lucinda Kennemore, circa 1831 at Pickens County, SC.3 
Marriage 26 November 1858  Henry Grogan married Martha Patsy Moore, daughter of William Moore and Rebecca Swinney, on 26 November 1858 at Ashe County, NC.7 
Death circa 1885  Henry Grogan died circa 1885 at Ashe County, NC.3 
Burial   He was buried at Graham Cemetery R02, Todd, Ashe County, NC.3 
Census 1840  Henry Grogan appeared on the census of 1840 at Pickens County, SC, as follows: Henry Grogan
males: 2 under 5, 2 5-10, 1 30-40
females: 1 under 5, 1 20-30
There is another Henry Grogan household just 2 houses away. That Henry is age 40-50 and has older children.8 
Fact 1 6 January 1843  On 6 January 1843, at Rockingham County, NC,, Henry Grogan sold to Burwell Grogan for $60.00, 20 and a half acres adjoining Burwell Grogan. Witnesses were Robt L Osborne, Thomas Grogan and Tho [?Can't read]..9 
Census 1850  Henry Grogan appeared on the census of 1850 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Household 1389
Harry Grogan 43
Susan 35
Anderson 16
Elijah 15
Isaiah 14
Luticia 13
Henry 12
Jordan 11
Lewis A 1
John 6
Catharine Bledsoe 6

This has been transcribed as "Harvy Grogan" but it looks like Harry to me. Also Lewis' age is transcribed as "7" because it's above John, but I can't see anything but a "1" there.6
 
Census 1860  Henry Grogan and Martha Patsy Moore appeared on the census of 1860 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Household 1346. The heading says "Gap Creek and Nathan's Creek".
Henry Grogin 43
Martha 48 born VA
Rosabell 7 born VA.10 
Census 1870  Henry Grogan and Martha Patsy Moore appeared on the census of 1870 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: North Fork Township, Household #40
Henry Grogan 65 farmer . Value Real property 500 Value pers prop 500
Patsy 60 born VA
Neighbors:
Household 39 is Giles and Mary Graham (Patsy's sister). Rosabell, Patsy's daughter is living there
Household 42 is Marshall and Charlotte Greer (Patsy's niece)
Household 46 is Solomon and Maria Shaw (Patsy's daughter)
Household #54 is Reubin Jones (Patsy's brother-in-law with 2nd wife).11 
Fact 1 December 1879  In December 1879, at Ashe County, NC,, Henry Grogan purchased, for $200, 100 acres from David and Martha Price on the waters of the Laurel Fork of New River, adjoining Price, Swift, Myers and "the Old Four Hundred Acre Tract.".12 
Census 1880  Henry Grogan and Martha Patsy Moore appeared on the census of 1880 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Henry Grogan 77
Martha 66 born VA, both parents born VA
Columbus Woods 10, grandson.5 
Fact 1 11 November 1882  On 11 November 1882, at Ashe County, NC,, Henry Grogan and Martha his wife sold to John Grogan for $350, 60 acres on the waters of Elk Creek adjoining Stanberry, Jiles Graham, Joseph Calloway, Mrs. Mila Greer, WIley Church, the old iron work and the wagon road. I was unable to find the deed or grant by which Henry obtained this land..13 
Fact 1 3 August 1885  On 3 August 1885, at Ashe County, NC,, W.R. Graham was appointed administrator for the estate of Henry Grogan..14 
Fact 1 2 September 1885  On 2 September 1885, at Ashe County, NC,, From Ashe County "Record of Accounts:"
Years Allowance of Martha Grogan
The household and kitchen furniture 25.25
We find a deficiency in amount to pay the said Martha Grogan. We therefore decide that the Admr W.R. Graham shall pay to the said Martha Grogan any assetts that may come into his hands as Admr or so mutch thereof as will make her amount as required by law with the amount heretofore assigned. This 2nd day Sept 1885
M. Bledsoe
William Howell
Thomas Greer, J.P..15 

Family 1 Susan Rice b. 1815, d. between 1850 and 1858
Marriage circa 1831  Henry Grogan married Susan Rice, daughter of Isaac Rice and Elizabeth Lucinda Kennemore, circa 1831 at Pickens County, SC.3 
Children  1. Caroline Grogan b. 1833, d. 4 May 19273
  2. Anderson Grogan b. 1834, d. 12 Feb 18653
  3. Elijah Grogan b. c 1835, d. 19 Jul 19143
  4. Isaac Grogan b. 1836, d. 1916
  5. Henry Grogan b. 1838, d. 2 Nov 18863
  6. Jordan "Jerd" Grogan+ b. 15 Nov 1845, d. 6 Apr 193116,17,3
  7. Joseph Grogan b. c 1846, d. 26 Aug 1850
  8. Louisa Grogan+ b. 1847
  9. John Tyler Grogan+ b. 1 May 1848, d. 2 Dec 19383
  10. Lewis Grogan b. c 18493

Family 2 Martha Patsy Moore b. 15 September 1810, d. 22 July 1898
Marriage 26 November 1858  Henry Grogan married Martha Patsy Moore, daughter of William Moore and Rebecca Swinney, on 26 November 1858 at Ashe County, NC.7 

Citations
  1. [S225] H.Wendell. Grogan and Linda C. Vernon, Grogan genealogy charts.
  2. [S54] Warren Houck, "Houcks of Ashe Co NC", online at worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=h650787.
  3. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #155 "Early Grogans in Ashe County," contributed by Warren H. Houck.
  4. [S12] Jeffrey C. Weaver, The 1870 Federal Census of Ashe County, North Carolina, Page 107, North Fork Township, Household #40.
  5. [S13] Mary Floy Schulz Katzman, The 1880 Federal Census of Ashe County, North Carolina, page 215, Old Fields Township, house #133.
    .
  6. [S250] Broderbund, Census Microfilm Records: North Carolina, 1850 (CD #306)., CD-ROM , Household of Harry Grogan, Ashe County, NC.
  7. [S70] Elizabeth Caulder, Ashe County, N.C. Marriages, page 58. (Henry Grogan to Martha "Wesley").
  8. [S251] Pickens County, SC US census 1840, images of microfilm on line at Ancestry.com , page 377, Household of Henry Grogan.
  9. [S551] Deed from Henry Grogan to Burwel Grogan, Book 2nd N page 386.
  10. [S11] Danny Miller, 1860 Ashe County, North Carolina Census, page 78, Household 1346, Henry and Martha Grogin.
  11. [S12] Jeffrey C. Weaver, The 1870 Federal Census of Ashe County, North Carolina, Page 107 .
  12. [S563] Deed from David Price to Henry Grogan, Book AA page 129.
  13. [S564] Deed from Henry Grogan to John Grogan, Book CC page 402.
  14. [S774] Orders and Decrees, Ashe County Courthouse, Jefferson, NC , Book A, page 289.
  15. [S583] Ashe County, NC Record of Accounts 1869-1902 Reference Number c.006 50001, page 247.
  16. [S155] Ashe County, NC, Death Certificates, Certificate of Jordan Grogan (4-6-1931, Creston Township).
  17. [S110] Managing Editor Ruth Weaver Shepherd and Patron/Honor EditorClarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe Co Vol I, Article #286 "Jordan Grogan," contributed by Selma Stevens.

Susan Rice
b. 1815, d. between 1850 and 1858

Father Isaac Rice b. 1768, d. 15 December 1855
Mother Elizabeth Lucinda Kennemore b. circa 1776, d. 29 October 1863
Pedigree

Last Edited 19 May 2002

Birth 1815  Susan Rice was born in 1815 at Pendleton Dist, now Pickins Co SC. 
  She was the daughter of Isaac Rice and Elizabeth Lucinda Kennemore
Marriage circa 1831  Susan Rice married Henry Grogan, son of Elijah Grogan and Mary Hopper, circa 1831 at Pickens County, SC.1 
Death between 1850 and 1858  Susan Rice died between 1850 and 1858 at Ashe County, NC.2,3 

Family Henry Grogan b. between 1803 and 1807, d. circa 1885
Children  1. Caroline Grogan b. 1833, d. 4 May 1927
  2. Anderson Grogan b. 1834, d. 12 Feb 1865
  3. Elijah Grogan b. c 1835, d. 19 Jul 1914
  4. Isaac Grogan b. 1836, d. 1916
  5. Henry Grogan b. 1838, d. 2 Nov 1886
  6. Jordan "Jerd" Grogan+ b. 15 Nov 1845, d. 6 Apr 19311
  7. Joseph Grogan b. c 1846, d. 26 Aug 1850
  8. Louisa Grogan+ b. 1847
  9. John Tyler Grogan+ b. 1 May 1848, d. 2 Dec 1938
  10. Lewis Grogan b. c 1849

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #155 "Early Grogans in Ashe County," contributed by Warren H. Houck.
  2. [S70] Elizabeth Caulder, Ashe County, N.C. Marriages, page 58.
  3. [S250] Broderbund, Census Microfilm Records: North Carolina, 1850 (CD #306)., CD-ROM , Household of Harry Grogan, Ashe County, NC.

Elijah Grogan
b. between 1775 and 1780, d. circa 1841

Father Henry Grogan1 b. circa 1748, d. circa 1827
Mother Mary ?1 b. circa 1755, d. between 1800 and 1810
Pedigree

Last Edited 17 Nov 2003

Birth between 1775 and 1780  Elijah Grogan was born between 1775 and 1780 at Guilford (now Rockingham) County, NC. 
  He was the son of Henry Grogan and Mary ?.1 
Marriage circa 1800  Elijah Grogan married Mary Hopper, daughter of Joseph S. Hopper and Jane ?, circa 1800 at probably Rockingham County, NC.1,2,3 
Death circa 1841  Elijah Grogan died circa 1841 at Rockingham County, NC.4 
Census 1800  Elijah Grogan appeared on the census of 1800 as follows: Elijah is not found in the 1800 census. He's not in his father's household and he's not listed with a household of his own. It's possible he was living across the line into Virginia, since no 1800 census of Virginia survived. However, he is not listed on the 1800 tax list of Henry County, VA. 
Census 1810  Elijah Grogan appeared on the census of 1810 at Rockingham County, NC, as follows: Elijah Grogan males 2 0 0 1 0, females 2 0 0 1 0.5 
Census 1820  Elijah Grogan appeared on the census of 1820 at Rockingham County, NC, as follows: Elijah Grogan males 0 2 0 0 1 0, females 2 1 1 1 0.6 
Census 1830  Elijah Grogan appeared on the census of 1830 at Rockingham County, NC, as follows: Elijah Grogan males 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 (he's 50-60), females 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 (she's 40-50).7 
Fact 1 2 January 1830  On 2 January 1830, at Rockingham County, NC,, Elijah and Mary Grogan sold 20 acres on Little Buffalow Creek to John Price for $100.00. No neighbors' lines are listed nor any landmarks except the creek and various trees. But Elijah Grogan had no deeds recorded for the purchase of any land on Little Buffalo Creek, and Joseph Hopper left his daughter Mary Gorgan 20 acres of his land in a will probated in 1829. The only land Joseph had was on Little Buffalo Creek. This therefore is Joseph Hopper's land, which proves that Elijah's wife Mary is Joseph's daughter..3 
Census 1840  Elijah Grogan appeared on the census of 1840 at Rockingham County, NC, as follows: Elisha Groghan males 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 (he's 60-70), females 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 (she's 60-70).8 

Family Mary Hopper b. between 1775 and 1780, d. after 1840
Marriage circa 1800  He married Mary Hopper, daughter of Joseph S. Hopper and Jane ?, circa 1800 at probably Rockingham County, NC.1,2,3 
Children  1. Matilda Grogan b. c 18021
  2. Nancy Grogan b. bt 1802 - 18081
  3. Henry Grogan+ b. bt 1803 - 1807, d. c 18851,9
  4. Burwell Grogan b. c 18051
  5. Margaret Grogan b. bt 1810 - 18151
  6. Celia Grogan b. c 18121

Citations
  1. [S225] H.Wendell. Grogan and Linda C. Vernon, Grogan genealogy charts.
  2. [S144] Joseph Hopper will, Rockingham County, NC, Rowan Public Library.
  3. [S550] Deed from Elijah and Mary Grogan to John Price, Book 2nd D page 116.
  4. [S225] H.Wendell. Grogan and Linda C. Vernon, Grogan genealogy charts, They cite division of land after his death. .
  5. [S253] Rockingham County, NC US census 1810.
  6. [S254] Rockingham County, NC US Census 1820.
  7. [S255] Rockingham County, NC US Census 1830.
  8. [S256] Rockingham County, NC US Census 1840.
  9. [S54] Warren Houck, "Houcks of Ashe Co NC", online at worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=h650787.

Mary Hopper
b. between 1775 and 1780, d. after 1840

Father Joseph S. Hopper1,2 b. circa 1738, d. between 1822 and 1829
Mother Jane ? b. circa 1740
Pedigree

Last Edited 16 Nov 2002

Birth between 1775 and 1780  Mary Hopper was born between 1775 and 1780.3 
  She was the daughter of Joseph S. Hopper and Jane ?.1,2 
Marriage circa 1800  Mary Hopper married Elijah Grogan, son of Henry Grogan and Mary ?, circa 1800 at probably Rockingham County, NC.3,1,2 
Death after 1840  Mary Hopper died after 1840. 
Fact 1 2 January 1830  On 2 January 1830, at Rockingham County, NC,, Elijah and Mary Grogan sold 20 acres on Little Buffalow Creek to John Price for $100.00. No neighbors' lines are listed nor any landmarks except the creek and various trees. But Elijah Grogan had no deeds recorded for the purchase of any land on Little Buffalo Creek, and Joseph Hopper left his daughter Mary Gorgan 20 acres of his land in a will probated in 1829. The only land Joseph had was on Little Buffalo Creek. This therefore is Joseph Hopper's land, which proves that Elijah's wife Mary is Joseph's daughter..2 

Family Elijah Grogan b. between 1775 and 1780, d. circa 1841
Children  1. Matilda Grogan b. c 1802
  2. Nancy Grogan b. bt 1802 - 1808
  3. Henry Grogan+ b. bt 1803 - 1807, d. c 18853,4
  4. Burwell Grogan b. c 1805
  5. Margaret Grogan b. bt 1810 - 1815
  6. Celia Grogan b. c 1812

Citations
  1. [S144] Joseph Hopper will, Rockingham County, NC, Rowan Public Library.
  2. [S550] Deed from Elijah and Mary Grogan to John Price, Book 2nd D page 116.
  3. [S225] H.Wendell. Grogan and Linda C. Vernon, Grogan genealogy charts.
  4. [S54] Warren Houck, "Houcks of Ashe Co NC", online at worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=h650787.

Henry Grogan
b. circa 1748, d. circa 1827

Father Thomas David Grogan1
Mother Mary ?1
Pedigree

Last Edited 17 Nov 2003

Birth circa 1748  Henry Grogan was born circa 1748 at believed to be King's County, Ireland.1 
  He was the son of Thomas David Grogan and Mary ?.1 
Marriage circa 1769  Henry Grogan married Mary ? circa 1769.1,2 
Death circa 1827  Henry Grogan died circa 1827 at Rockingham County, NC.3 
Fact 1   DEED; Vol "V" pg.340-341 Henry Co.VA
November 14,1796 James Edwards of Rockingham Co.NC and John Grogan of Henry Co.VA, Isham Edwards of Franklin Co.VA and Henry Grogan of Rockingham Co.NC to John Price of Henry Co.VA for the sum of 200 pounds sells and conveys 483 acres on the waters of Matrimony Creek.....Toeclout Creek... Wit: Archibald Murphy, Elijah Samms, Jacob Dillender. Signed: James Edwards,John Grogan, Isham Edwards, and
Henry Grogan. Proved April 27,1797
.4 
Census 1790  Henry Grogan appeared on the census of 1790 at Rockingham County, NC, as follows: Henry Grogan males >16 2, males <16 3, females 6.5 
Census 1800  Henry Grogan appeared on the census of 1800 at Rockingham County, NC, as follows: Henry Grogan males 2 0 1 0 1, females 3 2 0 1 0.6 
Census 1810  Henry Grogan appeared on the census of 1810 at Rockingham County, NC, as follows: Henry Grogan, Senr males 0 2 0 0 1 females 0 0 0 0 0.7 
Census 1820  Henry Grogan appeared on the census of 1820 at Rockingham County, NC, as follows: Henry Grogan males 0 0 0 0 0 2 females 0 0 0 0 0.8 

Family Mary ? b. circa 1755, d. between 1800 and 1810
Marriage circa 1769  He married Mary ? circa 1769.1,2 
Children  1. Sarah Grogan 3
  2. Polly Grogan 3
  3. Lettice Grogan 3
  4. Thomas Grogan b. c 1770, d. c 18273
  5. Eleanor Grogan b. c 17713
  6. Margaret Grogan b. c 17733
  7. Elijah Grogan+ b. bt 1775 - 1780, d. c 18411
  8. Alice Grogan b. c 17883
  9. Henry Grogan b. c 17903
  10. Elizabeth Grogan b. c 17963

Citations
  1. [S225] H.Wendell. Grogan and Linda C. Vernon, Grogan genealogy charts.
  2. [S226] James W. Hopper, Hopper, James W. Genealogy Files, Sheet A. Family group sheet of Henry Grogan.
  3. [S225] H.Wendell. Grogan and Linda C. Vernon, Grogan genealogy charts, Their citation is Rockingham Co Deed Book 2nd E, pages 290-296 (division of land)..
  4. [S54] Warren Houck, "Houcks of Ashe Co NC", online at worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=h650787.
  5. [S257] Rockingham County, NC US Census 1790.
  6. [S252] Rockingham County, NC US Census 1800.
  7. [S253] Rockingham County, NC US census 1810.
  8. [S254] Rockingham County, NC US Census 1820.

Mary ?
b. circa 1755, d. between 1800 and 1810

Last Edited 17 Nov 2003

Birth circa 1755  Mary ? was born circa 1755.1 
Marriage circa 1769  She married Henry Grogan, son of Thomas David Grogan and Mary ?, circa 1769.2,3 
Death between 1800 and 1810  Mary ? died between 1800 and 1810 at Rockingham County, NC.1,4 

Family Henry Grogan b. circa 1748, d. circa 1827
Children  1. Sarah Grogan
  2. Polly Grogan
  3. Lettice Grogan
  4. Thomas Grogan b. c 1770, d. c 1827
  5. Eleanor Grogan b. c 1771
  6. Margaret Grogan b. c 1773
  7. Elijah Grogan+ b. bt 1775 - 1780, d. c 18412
  8. Alice Grogan b. c 1788
  9. Henry Grogan b. c 1790
  10. Elizabeth Grogan b. c 1796

Citations
  1. [S252] Rockingham County, NC US Census 1800.
  2. [S225] H.Wendell. Grogan and Linda C. Vernon, Grogan genealogy charts.
  3. [S226] James W. Hopper, Hopper, James W. Genealogy Files, Sheet A. Family group sheet of Henry Grogan.
  4. [S253] Rockingham County, NC US census 1810.

William "Billy" Gentry1
b. 13 December 1803, d. 2 February 1892

Father Benjamin B Gentry2,3 b. circa 1786, d. 1854
Mother Rhoda Wilson2 b. 1768, d. 1863
Pedigree

Last Edited 15 Oct 2002

Birth 13 December 1803  William "Billy" Gentry was born on 13 December 1803 at Carter (now Johnson) County, TN.2,4 
  He was the son of Benjamin B Gentry and Rhoda Wilson.2,3 
Marriage   William "Billy" Gentry married Mary "Polly" Greer, daughter of Jesse Greer Sr and Mary "Polly" Morris.2 
Death 2 February 1892  William "Billy" Gentry died on 2 February 1892 at Ashe County, NC, at age 88.2,4 
Burial   He was buried at Woodford Community Cem, Elk Twp, Ashe County, NC.4 
Census 1830  William "Billy" Gentry appeared on the census of 1830 at Carter (now Johnson) County, TN, as follows: 10001-00001
(I assume this is them. They are not in Ashe in 1830. The house next door is John Gentry, age 20's, and next to that is Benjamin Gentry, age 40's.).5 
Census 1840  William "Billy" Gentry appeared on the census of 1840 at Johnson County, TN, as follows: 221001-00101.6 
Census 1850  William "Billy" Gentry appeared on the census of 1850 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Household #1310
Wm. Gentry 47
Mary 45
Frances 22 (f)
Andr 20 (m)
Calliway 18
Benjamin 16
Wm 14
Nancy 12
Robt 10
Jesse 8
Charlott 8
Rody 4
John 2.7 
Census 1860  William "Billy" Gentry appeared on the census of 1860 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Gap Creek Twp, HH#59
Wm Gentry 58
mary 54
Benjamin 24 TN
Nancy 22 b TN
Jesse 20
Charlotte 18
Rhoda 14
John 12
Isham 9
Washington 7.8 
Census 1870  William "Billy" Gentry appeared on the census of 1870 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Old Field Township, HH# 90
William Gentry 65
Mary 60
John 21
Rhoda 18
Isham 18
General 16.9 
Census 1880  William "Billy" Gentry appeared on the census of 1880 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Old Fields Twp, HH# 20
Gentry, William 75 farmer b TN, parents b TN
Mary 71 b NC parents b NC
General G.W. 24 son
Carrie 23 dau-in-law b TN
Jessee G.R.F. 8 gr-son.10 

Family Mary "Polly" Greer b. 9 June 1808, d. 6 June 1898
Marriage   He married Mary "Polly" Greer, daughter of Jesse Greer Sr and Mary "Polly" Morris.2 
Children  1. Frances A Gentry b. c 18282
  2. Andrew Gentry b. c 1830, d. 18622
  3. Joseph Calloway Gentry b. c 18322
  4. Benjamin J. Gentry b. 18 Aug 1834, d. 23 Jun 19192
  5. William Peter Gentry b. 11 Sep 1836, d. 28 May 19162
  6. Robert Gentry b. c 1840, d. 18622
  7. Jesse Gentry b. bt 1840 - 1842, d. 18632
  8. Nancy Gentry b. 12 Jul 1840, d. 19 Nov 19122
  9. Hannah Charlotte Gentry+ b. 10 Nov 1844, d. 4 Jan 19201,2
  10. Rhoda Elvira Gentry b. 10 Oct 1846, d. 19292
  11. John Henry Gentry b. 11 Nov 1848, d. 14 Apr 19142
  12. Isham L. Gentry b. 29 Nov 1850, d. 16 May 19252
  13. General G. Washington Gentry b. 29 Jul 1852, d. 19 Apr 19382

Citations
  1. [S110] Managing Editor Ruth Weaver Shepherd and Patron/Honor EditorClarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe Co Vol I, Article #286 "Jordan Grogan," contributed by Selma Stevens.
  2. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #125 "William Gentry," contributed by Thomas W. Gentry.
  3. [S114] Johnson County Historical Society, The History of Johnson County 1986, Article #216 "Gentry," contrbuted by Bettye Payne Gentry Morley.
  4. [S14] Russell Hamilton, Ashe County NC Cemetery Records, page 246.
  5. [S491] Carter County, TN US Census 1830 ,image 55 of 73.
  6. [S492] Johnson Co, TN 1840 US census ,image 3 of 28.
  7. [S7] Danny L. Miller, Ashe County, North Carolina 1850 Census, page 82.
  8. [S11] Danny Miller, 1860 Ashe County, North Carolina Census, page 4.
  9. [S12] Jeffrey C. Weaver, The 1870 Federal Census of Ashe County, North Carolina, page 90.
  10. [S13] Mary Floy Schulz Katzman, The 1880 Federal Census of Ashe County, North Carolina, page 206.

Mary "Polly" Greer
b. 9 June 1808, d. 6 June 1898

Father Jesse Greer Sr1 b. 14 November 1778, d. 20 September 1869
Mother Mary "Polly" Morris1 b. 17 September 1787, d. 29 February 1880
Pedigree

Last Edited 22 Mar 2002

Birth 9 June 1808  Mary "Polly" Greer was born on 9 June 1808 at Ashe County, NC.2 
  She was the daughter of Jesse Greer Sr and Mary "Polly" Morris.1 
Marriage   Mary "Polly" Greer married William "Billy" Gentry, son of Benjamin B Gentry and Rhoda Wilson.1 
Death 6 June 1898  Mary "Polly" Greer died on 6 June 1898 at Ashe Co NC at age 89.1 

Family William "Billy" Gentry b. 13 December 1803, d. 2 February 1892
Children  1. Frances A Gentry b. c 1828
  2. Andrew Gentry b. c 1830, d. 1862
  3. Joseph Calloway Gentry b. c 1832
  4. Benjamin J. Gentry b. 18 Aug 1834, d. 23 Jun 1919
  5. William Peter Gentry b. 11 Sep 1836, d. 28 May 1916
  6. Robert Gentry b. c 1840, d. 1862
  7. Jesse Gentry b. bt 1840 - 1842, d. 1863
  8. Nancy Gentry b. 12 Jul 1840, d. 19 Nov 1912
  9. Hannah Charlotte Gentry+ b. 10 Nov 1844, d. 4 Jan 19201
  10. Rhoda Elvira Gentry b. 10 Oct 1846, d. 1929
  11. John Henry Gentry b. 11 Nov 1848, d. 14 Apr 1914
  12. Isham L. Gentry b. 29 Nov 1850, d. 16 May 1925
  13. General G. Washington Gentry b. 29 Jul 1852, d. 19 Apr 1938

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #125 "William Gentry," contributed by Thomas W. Gentry.
  2. [S82] Notebook of the Jesse Greer Family, Handwritten pages in a vertical file, Genealogy Collection, Appalachian State University, page 1.

Benjamin B Gentry1
b. circa 1786, d. 1854

Father Joseph Gentry1,2,3 b. circa 1748, d. 22 September 1835
Mother Winifred Oliver3,2,1 b. circa 1750, d. 11 August 1820
Pedigree

Last Edited 15 Oct 2002

Birth circa 1786  Benjamin B Gentry was born circa 1786.1 
  He was the son of Joseph Gentry and Winifred Oliver.1,2,3 
Marriage circa 1799  Benjamin B Gentry married Rhoda Wilson, daughter of John Wilson and Ann Luck, circa 1799 at Johnson Co TN.1,2 
Death 1854  Benjamin B Gentry died in 1854 at Johnson Co TN.1 
Burial   He was buried.2 
Census 1830  Benjamin B Gentry appeared on the census of 1830 at Carter (now Johnson) County, TN, as follows: 0001001-00020001.4 

Family Rhoda Wilson b. 1768, d. 1863
Children  1. Jesse Gentry b. 18001
  2. Joseph Gentry b. 1801, d. a 18801
  3. William "Billy" Gentry+ b. 13 Dec 1803, d. 2 Feb 18923,1
  4. John Gentry+ b. 18071
  5. Elizabeth Gentry b. 18081
  6. General Washington Gentry b. 1810, d. 18641
  7. Lucy Annia Gentry b. 18131

Citations
  1. [S114] Johnson County Historical Society, The History of Johnson County 1986, Article #216 "Gentry," contrbuted by Bettye Payne Gentry Morley.
  2. [S114] Johnson County Historical Society, The History of Johnson County 1986, Article #221 "Joseph Gentry Early Pioneer," contributed by Thomas H Gentry.
  3. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #125 "William Gentry," contributed by Thomas W. Gentry.
  4. [S491] Carter County, TN US Census 1830 ,image 55 of 73.

Rhoda Wilson
b. 1768, d. 1863

Father John Wilson1 b. circa 1740, d. after August 1806
Mother Ann Luck d. after 1806
Pedigree

Last Edited 24 Feb 2002

Birth 1768  Rhoda Wilson was born in 1768.2 
  She was the daughter of John Wilson and Ann Luck.1 
Marriage circa 1799  Rhoda Wilson married Benjamin B Gentry, son of Joseph Gentry and Winifred Oliver, circa 1799 at Johnson Co TN.2,3 
Death 1863  Rhoda Wilson died in 1863 at Johnson Co TN.2 

Family Benjamin B Gentry b. circa 1786, d. 1854
Children  1. Jesse Gentry b. 1800
  2. Joseph Gentry b. 1801, d. a 1880
  3. William "Billy" Gentry+ b. 13 Dec 1803, d. 2 Feb 18924
  4. John Gentry+ b. 1807
  5. Elizabeth Gentry b. 1808
  6. General Washington Gentry b. 1810, d. 1864
  7. Lucy Annia Gentry b. 1813

Citations
  1. [S116] Earl J. Wilson, The Wilson Family Tree, Our Branch, page 18-22.
  2. [S114] Johnson County Historical Society, The History of Johnson County 1986, Article #216 "Gentry," contrbuted by Bettye Payne Gentry Morley.
  3. [S114] Johnson County Historical Society, The History of Johnson County 1986, Article #221 "Joseph Gentry Early Pioneer," contributed by Thomas H Gentry.
  4. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #125 "William Gentry," contributed by Thomas W. Gentry.

Winifred Oliver
b. circa 1750, d. 11 August 1820

Last Edited 25 Feb 2002

Birth circa 1750  Winifred Oliver was born circa 1750.1 
Marriage   She married Joseph Gentry, son of Joseph Gentry and Susannah ?
Death 11 August 1820  Winifred Oliver died on 11 August 1820 at Laurel Bloomey, Carter County, TN.1 
Burial   She was buried at Gentry Cemetery, unmarked graves, Laurel Bloomery, Johnson County, TN.2 
Note   It has been stated that Winifred is the daughter of John and Mary Oliver of Bertie County, NC. That couple did indeed have a daughter Winifred mentioned in their will. But Joseph grew up in Hanover County, VA and lived there until after the time his children were born. Hanover County is a long way from Bertie County, NC. Until I see some evidence fhat John and Mary's daughter had some real connection to the Gentrys, I believe that this relationship is unlikely. 

Family Joseph Gentry b. circa 1748, d. 22 September 1835
Children  1. John Gentry b. 1777, d. bt 1860 - 1869
  2. William Gentry b. 1780
  3. Joseph Oliver Gentry b. 1784, d. 1857
  4. Benjamin B Gentry+ b. c 1786, d. 18543,2,4
  5. David Gentry b. 1792, d. 1882
  6. Dulartha Gentry b. 1795, d. 1855

Citations
  1. [S4] Adams, Norma. Email , dated 8/31/99 and 9/2/99. She cites "Tom Gentry, the Johnson Co. TN historian."
  2. [S114] Johnson County Historical Society, The History of Johnson County 1986, Article #221 "Joseph Gentry Early Pioneer," contributed by Thomas H Gentry.
  3. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #125 "William Gentry," contributed by Thomas W. Gentry.
  4. [S114] Johnson County Historical Society, The History of Johnson County 1986, Article #216 "Gentry," contrbuted by Bettye Payne Gentry Morley.

Joseph Gentry
b. circa 1748, d. 22 September 1835

Father Joseph Gentry1 b. circa 1720, d. circa 1786
Mother Susannah ?1
Pedigree

Last Edited 28 Nov 2004

Birth circa 1748  Joseph Gentry was born circa 1748 at probably Hanover County, VA.2 
  He was the son of Joseph Gentry and Susannah ?.1 
Marriage   Joseph Gentry married Winifred Oliver
Death 22 September 1835  Joseph Gentry died on 22 September 1835 at Johnson (then Carter) County, TN.2 
Burial   He was buried at Unmarked graves on Gentrys Creek, Laurel Bloomery, Johnson County, TN.3 
Note   It is not proven that Joseph Gentry of Johnson County, TN is the same person as Joseph Gentry the son of Joseph and Susannah of Hanover County, VA. Willard Gentry thinks this is the most likely possibility.4 
Occupation   Occupation.3 

Family Winifred Oliver b. circa 1750, d. 11 August 1820
Marriage   He married Winifred Oliver
Children  1. John Gentry b. 1777, d. bt 1860 - 18693
  2. William Gentry b. 17803
  3. Joseph Oliver Gentry b. 1784, d. 18573
  4. Benjamin B Gentry+ b. c 1786, d. 18545,3,6
  5. David Gentry b. 1792, d. 18823
  6. Dulartha Gentry b. 1795, d. 18553

Citations
  1. [S223] Journal of Gentry Genealogy, on line at www.gentryjournal.org, Volume 1, Issue 10, October 2001.
  2. [S223] Journal of Gentry Genealogy, on line at www.gentryjournal.org, Volume 1, Issue 12, December 2001.
  3. [S114] Johnson County Historical Society, The History of Johnson County 1986, Article #221 "Joseph Gentry Early Pioneer," contributed by Thomas H Gentry.
  4. [S223] Journal of Gentry Genealogy, on line at www.gentryjournal.org, Volume 1 Issue 10, October 2001 and Issue D, May 2004.
  5. [S114] Johnson County Historical Society, The History of Johnson County 1986, Article #216 "Gentry," contrbuted by Bettye Payne Gentry Morley.
  6. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #125 "William Gentry," contributed by Thomas W. Gentry.

Catherine Caty Johnson1
b. 26 February 1805, d. circa 1871

Father Alexander Johnson b. circa 1765, d. 21 March 1844
Mother Frances Frankie Gambill b. 8 January 1772, d. between 1855 and 1860
Pedigree

Last Edited 28 Jun 2003

Birth 26 February 1805  Catherine Caty Johnson was born on 26 February 1805 at Ashe County, NC.2 
  She was the daughter of Alexander Johnson and Frances Frankie Gambill
Marriage 24 October 1856  Catherine Caty Johnson married Jefferson Stringer on 24 October 1856 at Ashe County, NC.3 
Death circa 1871  Catherine Caty Johnson died circa 1871 at Grayson County, VA.4 
Fact 1 19 November 1840  On 19 November 1840, at Ashe County, NC,, Alexander Johnson sold to Catherine Johnson for $200 two tracts of land on the waters of the South Fork of New River. The first tract contained 80 acres, beginning on the bank of the river running "various courses" 270 poles along the bank, then north 25 4 East to first station. The second tract contained 70 acres, beginning at the corner of the first tract on the east bank of the river, bordering the Rocky Branch and James Dickson's corner. The deed was witnessed by William Johnson and James Johnson. By a second deed on the same date, Alexander Johnson also sold to Catherine Johnson for $100, 50 acres described as "beginning on a white oak on the Rocky Branch on his old line running east 126 poles to a stake then south 65 poles to a stake then west 126 poles to a stake in the old line then to first station." This deed was witnessed by the same two witnesses..5 
Census 1850  Catherine Caty Johnson and Jefferson Stringer appeared on the census of 1850 at Grayson County, VA, as follows: Jefferson Stringer 41 farmer $222 b NC
Catharine Johnson 38 b NC
William Johnson 21 b VA
The age of William is clearly written as 21. I assume he's the William who was 11 in the 1860 census, so his age should have been 1 or maybe 2/12ths.6 
Census 1860  Catherine Caty Johnson and Jefferson Stringer appeared on the census of 1860 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Jefferson Stringer 50 farmer RE $2500
Catherine 50
Sofina 26
Wm 11 b VA
Margret 7 b VA
Elizabeth 2
Alexander 8
James Johnson 46 day laborer.7 
Census 1870  Catherine Caty Johnson and Jefferson Stringer appeared on the census of 1870 at Grayson County, VA, as follows: Stringer, Jefferson 64 farmer
Catharine 64 keeping house
Wm J 21 farm laborer.8 
(Witness) Fact 1 29 May 1883  On 29 May 1883, at Ashe County, NC,, Jesse F. Blevins and Margaret his wife and Wm J. Stringer and Martha his wife all of Ashe County sold for $400 to James B. Johnston all their interest in three tracts of land on the waters of the South Fork of New River. The first tract contained 80 acres, the second tract containing 70 acres and the third tract containing 50 acres. These are exactly the sizes of the three tracts of land Alexander Johnson "sold" Catherine in 1840..9 
(Witness) Fact 1 2 July 1885  On 2 July 1885, at Ashe County, NC,, H.R. McMillan, administrator of J.B. Johnson, deceased, deeded to A.D. Reed a tract known as the Caroline Johnson lands that J.B. Johnson sold to the said A.D. Reed before he died and received full payment of $300.00. The land was described as "beginning on a white oak on the west side of the Rocky Branch a corner of J.B. Carson's known as the James Dickson corner thence with Carson's line east 126 poles to a small black gum in a ?hallance, then South 65 poles to a Stake a black oak and dogwood blazed a witnesses west 121 poles to a white oak stump an old marked white oak as a witness then south fifty west 16 poles to a stake and double chestnut at A. Reves's fence, thence north 48 west 21 poles to a chestnut stump a corner of Sarah S. Johnson's land and for a division line between said Sarah S. Johnson and A.D. Reed North 27.5 west 25 poles to a white oak north 12.5 west 26 poles to a stake set up by J.B. Johnson's corner, thence north 76 east 44 poles to the beginning." The deed was witnessed by J.E. McMillan and A.N. McMillan..10 
(Witness) Fact 1 16 July 1885  On 16 July 1885, at Ashe County, NC,, Sarah S. Johnson made a deed of quitclaim to H.R. McMillan administrator of J.B. Johnson (dec) for $100, releasing her interest in one tract on the waters of the South Fork of New River, containing one hundred six and one-half acres. The land was described as beginning on a white oak on the west side of the Rocky Branch corner of J.H. Carson's land and known as the James Dickson corner then north 24 poles to a stake set up and white oak stump then west 76 poles to a stake in the line of an eighty tract of land which formerly belong to Catherine Johnson then with a line of said tract n 25 degrees 60 poles o two lines on the bank of the river then up the river with its several courses..... then leaving the river and for a division line between said parties n 66 degrees 12 poles to a hickory n 42 E 16 poles to a stake between two white oakes N 89 1/2 E 45 1/2 poles to stake set up on a ridge N 76 E 44 poles to the beginning.

I'm not sure why Sophina is only releasing 106 acres. Catherine Johnson owned 200 acres in total, and William and Margaret released their right to 200 acres to James B. I know Sophina was deeded 50 acres as part of James B.'s estate settlement, and here she releases 106 acres, so we're missing any document where she released the other 44 acres. Since the land sold to A.D. Reed didn't given acreage, I'm guessing it's the 44 acres and she must have released it to James B. at some point without a deed being recorded..11 
(Witness) Fact 1 16 July 1885  On 16 July 1885, at Ashe County, NC,, H.R. McMillan, administrator of J.B. Johnson, deceased, made a deed of quitclaim to Sarah S. Johnson, releasing all rights to a fifty acre tract of land in return for $200. The description of the tract was a follows: "Beginning on a white oak an old corner of Catherine Johnson's land then with her old line north 50 degrees east 97 poles to a double chesnut. Thence north 47 degrees west 23 poles to a chesnut stump. Thence north 26 degrees west 33 poles to a white oak. Thence north 12 degrees west 26 poles to a stake set up as a corner of J.B. Johnson's land. Then with agreed line between J.B. Johnson and Sarah S. Johnson. Thence south 89 degrees west 45.5 poles to two white oaks. Thence south 42 degrees west 16 poles to a hickory thence south 66 degrees west 12 poles to a water oak on the bank of the South Fork of New RIver. Thence south 25 East 16 poles to a dogwood. Thence south 18.5 degrees east 104 poles to the beginning. The deed was witnessed by A.N. McMillan. It was not registered until 1898.
Catherine Johnson had 200 acres in total. Her children William and Margaret had already sold their interest in her lands to their half-brother James. This appears to be the vehicle by which one-fourth of the land was segregated for Sophina..12 

Family 1 John Reeves b. 1 October 1809, d. 24 January 1883
Children  1. Sarah Sophina Johnson+ b. c 1832, d. bt 1885 - 1894
  2. James B. Johnson+ b. 11 Jan 1834, d. 11 Jun 1884

Family 2 Jefferson Stringer
Marriage 24 October 1856  Catherine Caty Johnson married Jefferson Stringer on 24 October 1856 at Ashe County, NC.3 
Children  1. William Stringer b. c 1849
  2. Margaret Stringer b. c 1853

Citations
  1. [S113] Mrs. W.O. Absher, editor, The Heritage of Wilkes County 1982, section on Stringers. Says Jefferson Stringer married Catherine Johnson and Sofina is her daughter. See jefferson and Catherine Stringer in Ashe 1860 census with Sofina and Elizabeth and James Johnson in the household. Also see Ashe 1870 census James Johnson with Sophina and Elizabeth and 1880 census James with "Sophia" listed as niece..
  2. [S59] Letter, Dr. Louis Johnson to Eddie Nikazy, 7/27/1990, Dr Johnson refers to The North Carolinian Vol 3 #3 Sept 1957. Number 11. Page 339. A Cox/Johnson family Bible submittet by Verl Weight. It gives the names and dates of all the Johnson children but doesn't name Alexander as their father. He also refers to Mrs Willie Cox, Piney Creek, NC as the other source for the family group sheet naming these children as belonging to Alexander and Franky. Mrs Cox must also be the source for the names of spouses.
  3. [S70] Elizabeth Caulder, Ashe County, N.C. Marriages, page 140.
  4. [S232] Lester, Peggy. Email.
  5. [S764] Deed from Alexander Johnson to James Gentry, Book V, pages 180-181.
  6. [S496] Grayson County, VA US Census 1850 ,image 66 of 148.
  7. [S508] Ashe County, NC US Census 1860 , images of microfilm on line at Ancestry.com ,image 80 of 192.
  8. [S769] Grayson County, VA US Census 1870 , images of microfilm on line at Genealogy.com ,Wilson Creek Twp, image 48 of 82.
  9. [S795] Deed from Jesse F and Margaret Blevins and Wm J and Martha Stringer to James B. Johnston, Book DD, page 526.
  10. [S762] Deed from H R McMillan to A D Reed, Book EE, page 466-467.
  11. [S796] Deed from Sarah S. Johnson to H.R. McMillan, Book MM, page 577.
  12. [S768] Deed from H.R. McMillan to Sarah S. Johnson, Book MM, pages 498-499.

Mary "Polly" Morris
b. 17 September 1787, d. 29 February 1880

Father Henry Morris1
Mother Franky ?1
Pedigree

Last Edited 13 Nov 2002

Birth 17 September 1787  Mary "Polly" Morris was born on 17 September 1787.1 
  She was the daughter of Henry Morris and Franky ?.1 
Marriage 17 January 1800  Mary "Polly" Morris married Jesse Greer Sr, son of Benjamin Greer and Nancy Wilcoxen, on 17 January 1800.1 
Death 29 February 1880  Mary "Polly" Morris died on 29 February 1880 at Ashe County, NC, at age 92.2,3 
Note   Notes regarding the parentage of Polly Morris.

In the Jesse Greer notebook it states that Polly was the daughter of Henry and Franky Morris and that she was born Sept 17, 1787. This information was in a narrative apparently written originally by Jesse Greer, Sr but porbably copied over later by Jesse Jr or another family member. Surely Jesse Sr knew the names of his own wife's parents.

The W.A. Wilson memoir, on page 45, tells the story, told to him by Polly in about 1878, of her elopement with Jesse. The story states that she lived along the Yadkin River in Wilkes Co and Jesse lived on the New River. It says that her father objected to the marriage because she was only 13, so they eloped, wading across the Yadkin on stilts. They crossed the Blue Ridge at Gap Creek and were married by Jesse's uncle by marriage, Elijah Calloway.

BUT there is no Henry Morris in the Wilkes County census or tax lists between 1778 and 1800, and no deeds or court records in the name of Henry Morris. The only record of a Henry Morris I can find is that Henry Morris and John Baker witnessed the marriage of George Baker to Susannah Morris in 1778. The next year John Baker himself got married and a witness was Geroge Morris. So There WAS a Henry around 9 years before Polly was born, and he was probably related to George Morris. But George Morris lived on the New River, not on the Yadkin River.

The Yadkin River also flows through Caldwell Co, which was then part of Burke Co. There WAS a Henry Morris in the Burke County census of 1800, but his age was 16-26 and his household consisted of just himself and a wife, no children. There were also a James Morris and a William Morris in Burke Co who would have been old enough to be Polly's father. This is worth further research. Also because of the nearness to Tennessee, the Morrises could have lived there, on a different river. I have no access to 1800 census for TN.

George Morris disappeared from Wilkes County before 1790. He must have moved away. So even if there was a Henry who was part of his family, that doesn't seem related to Polly who lived on some river, supposedly the Yadkin, within a day's walk of where Jesse lived at Gap Greek near the Ashe/Wilkes line. I did find a family of Morrises living in Wilkes for just a short time, between 1797 and about 1805. There was an Edward Morris on the Wilkes tax list of 1797. Two deeds of other people in 1799 refer to Edward Morris's corner, although there is not a deed for Edward himself. One of the 2 deeds refers to Brushy Mountain and the other mentions the waters of Scotts Creek near the Iredell County line. Then in 1801 John Morris bought 150 acres bordering Edward Morris's corner. Landmarks mentioned were Grassy Fork of Little River and Scott's Branch. John sold that land in 1805. In 1805 another deed between two other people for land on Grassy Fork of Little River was witnessed by Susanna Morris. In the 1800 Wilkes census these 3 people are listed adjacent to each other: John Morris, Edward Morris, Absalom Morris. These people are not in the Wilkes census of 1810, so they didn't live there very long. But if Jesse Greer Sr did get the name of Polly's father wrong, one of them could be him. Or if her father was Henry he could have died and John, who was over 45 in 1800, could have been her grandfather. But as far as I can tell, these people lived on the top of Brushy Mountain, not on any river.4,1,5,6


 
Fact 1   Per William Albert Wilson. His great grandmother, Mary Morris Greer, wife of Jesse SR, told him this story: Polly Morris was reared on the Yadkin River in WIlkes Co and Jesse on the S Fork of the New R, which at the time of their marriage had become Ashe Co. Polly's father objected to the marriage on the grounds that Polly was too young. However, Morris allowed Greer and his dau to talk matters over and during the allotted time they planned an elopement. Old man Morris was good enough to ferry young Greer to the western bank of the Yadkin. Polly appeared little disappointed and went about her work. Late in the afternoon, as planned, Polly Morris went down to the river bank and young Greer, caryring his gun in one hand, waded the river on stilts and when he reached the bank he took her on his back and waded back. They walked to the home of an acquaintance and told them they were hurrying to Ashe Co where they woulod get married. They crossed the BLue Ridge at Gap Creek which was only 4 miles from the Greer home at Old Fields. Elijah Calloway was magistrate at Old Fields and Jesse and Polly were married by him. Calloway as had Benjamin Greer, Jesse's father, had married a Wilcoxen, daughter of John and Sarah. So Calloway was his uncle. The monuments of Jesse Greer Sr and Mary Morris Greer are in the Howell Cem at Todd.
.7 

Family Jesse Greer Sr b. 14 November 1778, d. 20 September 1869
Children  1. Fanny Greer b. 29 Jan 1801
  2. Benjamin Greer b. 9 May 1802
  3. Joshua Greer b. 8 Dec 1803
  4. Nancy Greer+ b. 21 Feb 1805
  5. Jesse Greer+ b. 16 Dec 1806
  6. Mary "Polly" Greer+ b. 9 Jun 1808, d. 6 Jun 18988
  7. Sally Greer b. 4 Nov 1810
  8. Jenny Greer b. 3 Oct 1812
  9. Betsey Greer b. 17 Mar 1814
  10. Joseph Greer b. 13 Dec 1815
  11. Andrew Greer b. 16 Apr 1818
  12. Cynthia Greer b. 1 Oct 1819
  13. Franklin Greer b. 1 Feb 1822
  14. Isaac Greer b. 14 Oct 1823
  15. William Greer b. 19 Jun 1825
  16. James Y Greer b. 14 Aug 1827
  17. Elvira Greer b. 16 Feb 1830

Citations
  1. [S82] Notebook of the Jesse Greer Family, Handwritten pages in a vertical file, Genealogy Collection, Appalachian State University.
  2. [S13] Mary Floy Schulz Katzman, The 1880 Federal Census of Ashe County, North Carolina, Mortality Schedule, page 221..
  3. [S107] William Albert Wilson, The Early Life of William Albert Wilson, page 45.
  4. [S240] Ashe County, NC US census 1800, images of microfilm on line at Ancestry.com.
  5. [S107] William Albert Wilson, The Early Life of William Albert Wilson, pages 45-46.
  6. [S233] Wilkes Genealogical Society, Wilkes Marriages Before 1800, page 2.
  7. [S107] William Albert Wilson, The Early Life of William Albert Wilson, paes 45-46.
  8. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #125 "William Gentry," contributed by Thomas W. Gentry.


     

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Karen Reynolds Worley
Wilkesboro, NC

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