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Jesse Council McMillan
b. 29 May 1864

Father William McMillan1 b. 14 March 1830, d. 3 March 1865
Mother Mary Ann "Pollie" Cox b. 19 December 1830, d. 24 April 1902
Pedigree

Last Edited 17 Jun 2003

Birth 29 May 1864  Jesse Council McMillan was born on 29 May 1864.1 
  He was the son of William McMillan and Mary Ann "Pollie" Cox.1 

Citations
  1. [S778] "Family Record, William and Polly Ann McMillan,".

Mary A McMillan
b. circa 1869

Mother Mary Ann "Pollie" Cox b. 19 December 1830, d. 24 April 1902
Pedigree

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

Birth circa 1869  Mary A McMillan was born circa 1869. 
  She was the daughter of Mary Ann "Pollie" Cox

Nellie Adaline McMillan
b. 5 March 1855

Father William McMillan1,2,3 b. 14 March 1830, d. 3 March 1865
Mother Mary Ann "Pollie" Cox b. 19 December 1830, d. 24 April 1902
Pedigree

Last Edited 17 Jun 2003

Birth 5 March 1855  Nellie Adaline McMillan was born on 5 March 1855.3 
  She was the daughter of William McMillan and Mary Ann "Pollie" Cox.1,2,3 

Citations
  1. [S12] Jeffrey C. Weaver, The 1870 Federal Census of Ashe County, North Carolina, page 87.
  2. [S11] Danny Miller, 1860 Ashe County, North Carolina Census, page 14.
  3. [S778] "Family Record, William and Polly Ann McMillan,".

Sarah Lutishia McMillan1,2,3
b. 8 May 1857

Father William McMillan4,3,5 b. 14 March 1830, d. 3 March 1865
Mother Mary Ann "Pollie" Cox b. 19 December 1830, d. 24 April 1902
Pedigree

Last Edited 17 Jun 2003

Birth 8 May 1857  Sarah Lutishia McMillan was born on 8 May 1857.5 
  She was the daughter of William McMillan and Mary Ann "Pollie" Cox.4,3,5 
Marriage 15 June 1878  Sarah Lutishia McMillan married John Norman on 15 June 1878 at Ashe County, NC.6 

Family John Norman

Citations
  1. (In 1860 her name is Sarah. The 1870 census has child about same age called Luticia).
  2. [S11] Danny Miller, 1860 Ashe County, North Carolina Census.
  3. [S12] Jeffrey C. Weaver, The 1870 Federal Census of Ashe County, North Carolina, page 87.
  4. [S11] Danny Miller, 1860 Ashe County, North Carolina Census, page 14.
  5. [S778] "Family Record, William and Polly Ann McMillan,".
  6. [S70] Elizabeth Caulder, Ashe County, N.C. Marriages, page 99.

Isaiah Ira Worley1
b. circa 1833

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 30 Aug 2002

Birth circa 1833  Isaiah Ira Worley was born circa 1833 at Floyd or Franklin County, VA.2 
  He was the son of Edmund Spencer Worley and Martha Patsy Moore
Fact 1 15 November 1844  On 15 November 1844, at Floyd County, VA,, The county court "ordered that the overseers of the poor bind out according to law to Samuel Safford, Ira Worley son of Patsy Worley, aged about ?12 [hard to read, it appears to be a 12 and a 13 on top of each other] years and that they return the indenture to the clerk's office of the court..3 
Fact 1 February 1846  In February 1846, at Floyd County, VA,, "By consent of Samuel Safford it is ordered that the indenture binding Ira Worley to said Safford be one the same as hereby amended and it is further ordered that the said Ira Worley (son of Patsy Worley) be bound by the overseers of the poor to Frazier M. Otey.".4 
Fact 1 January 1851  In January 1851, at Floyd County, VA,, "On the motion of Frazier M. Otey the court rescinds the indenture binding Ira Worley to said Otey, he having removed with said boy to the county of Montgomery.".5 

Citations
  1. Conley Worley remembers that his grandfather (Samuel) had a brother named Isaiah because Isaiah "Ira," Conley's brother was supposesdly named after him. In the court minutes of Floyd Co, Ira Worley son of Patsy Worley, age "about 12" was bound to Samuel Safford on 11/15/1844 by the overseers of the poor. In 1846 that was changed to Frazier M Otey. Then in 1851 Mr Otey had the bond dissolved because he "removed with said boy to the county of Montgomery". In the 1850 census of Montgomery Co the Otey household includes "Isaih" Worley age 17.
  2. [S332] Montgomery County, VA US Census 1850 ,Household of Frazier M. Otey (image 17 of 103).
  3. [S333] Floyd County, Virginia Court Order Books, Book 1843-1849, page 99.
  4. [S333] Floyd County, Virginia Court Order Books, Book 1843-1849, page 194.
  5. [S333] Floyd County, Virginia Court Order Books, Book 1850-1853, page 90.

Rebecca Worley1
b. between 1835 and 1839

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 2 Oct 2002

Birth between 1835 and 1839  Rebecca Worley was born between 1835 and 1839. 
  She was the daughter of Edmund Spencer Worley and Martha Patsy Moore
Marriage 15 February 1877  Rebecca Worley married Charles W. Snodgrass on 15 February 1877 at Washington County, VA.2 
Census 1850  Rebecca Worley appeared on the census of 1850 at Floyd County, VA, as follows: In household of Isaac Phlegar age 52 farmer
Rebecca Whorly 15 b Floyd.3 

Family Charles W. Snodgrass b. between 1839 and 1840

Citations
  1. She's in the 1850 Floyd Co census living with the Isaac Phlegar family. Clues that she's related are that there is a Rebecca Worley, similar age, who got married to Charles Snodgrass in Washington Co saying she was the d/o Edmund and Martha Worley and b Floyd Co. Also Martha's mother was named Rebecca.
  2. [S120] Thomas Colley, Washington Co VA Marriages 1853-1880.
  3. [S320] Floyd County, VA US Census 1850 ,(indexed as Fayette) image 57 of 144.

John McMillan
b. 13 November 1756, d. 23 February 1844

Last Edited 24 Oct 2004

Birth 13 November 1756  John McMillan was born on 13 November 1756 at Scotland.1 
Marriage 2 September 1787  He married Marion McLymont on 2 September 1787 at on shipboard crossing to America.2 
Death 23 February 1844  John McMillan died on 23 February 1844 at Ashe (now Alleghany) County, NC, at age 87.1 
Note   On the website of Claude Wells, who has researched the McMillans in Scottish records, he names James McMillan and Jean Douglas as John Sr.'s parents back in Scotland. But the birth date of the son John born to them doesn't match John Sr's birth date from his tombstone, and based on the discussion of other possible parents on his website, I don't believe they are proven as John Sr.'s parents, but appear to be a distinct possibility.3 
Note   (On page 167 of "A Factual History of Ashe County" is the following heading "John and Narcissa McMillan Bible Record." It starts with John and Marion McMillan and lists the birth and death dates for their children and the spouses of their children. It also has the following paragraph: "John McMillan and Marion Mc Lymont: her parents were opposed to her marriage because he was leaving Scotland. One night just before the ship sailed the next day, she lit a candle went to take a farewell look at her father and mother, and then ran away to join him on the ship where they were married. They were a year on the boat where their first child was born. John was a man of letters, he settled on Elk Creek, and was the first Clerk of Court when Ashe County was formed in 1799." Then she has this note: "This record was received from Mrs. Marie Forrest, Myrtle Beach, SC, July 11, 1957, who added the following Notes: Aunt Jennie Reeves had copied this from a McMillan Bible. I copied it from her record." I'm not sure if the author made a mistake and meant to have the heading read "John McMillan and Marion McLymont" or if she means that this Bible was passed down by the John and Narcissa McMillan family. I also don't know how much of the paragraph about the couple's journey to America and settlement in Ashe County was from the Bible record and how much was additional information added by Mrs. Reeves.2

 
Fact 1 1788  In 1788, John McMillan's first appearance in Wilkes Co was on the 1788 Tax List, District 5. District 5 was below the Blue Ridge. He did not move from Dist 5 to Dist 4 (north of the Blue Ridge) until the 1792 tax list..4,5 
Census 1790  John McMillan appeared on the census of 1790 at Wilkes County, NC, as follows: Jno McMullin Tenth District 1 male over 16 3 males under 16 1 female. Now based on the dates from the family Bible, the household should have been 1-1-3 instead of 1-3-1. I wonder if the census taker transposed his numbers, or could "Jno McMullin" be some other person?6 
Census 1800  John McMillan appeared on the census of 1800 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: 40001-12010 1 slave.7 
Fact 1 27 November 1804  On 27 November 1804, at Ashe County, NC,, Jno McMillan received a land grant #504 for Entries No 219 and 220, entered April 2, 1799. The property was described as 50 acres, on a fork of the Negro Boy branch of the waters of the New River, near Turkey Knob, adjoining William Landreth, plus 12 acres on Hagar's branch of Elk Creek, between Turkey Knob and Chesnut Ridge. The final grant was witnessed by William Baldwin and Jesse Reeves..8 
Fact 1 April 1805  In April 1805, at Ashe County, NC,, John McMillan bought from Joshua Cox, sheriff of Ashe County, 200 acres for which he was the highest bidder at 10 shillings. The land was being sold by the sheriff to recover a judgment in favor of Obadiah Bromfield against Samuel Robinett. The land was described as lying on the waters of Potatoe Creek at the mouth of the Piney Fork. The deed was witnessed by William Reeves and William Gambill..9 
Fact 1 11 November 1805  On 11 November 1805, at Ashe County, NC,, John McMillan bought from Joshua Cox, sheriff of Ashe County, 400 acres for which he was the highest bidder at 8 pounds 10 shillings. The land was being sold by the sheriff to recover a judgment in favor of Robert Nall against Gabriel Jones. The land was described as lying on the Virginia line, adjoining Peter ?Calmous. The deed was witnessed by Wm Reves and Wm Gambill..10 
Fact 1 15 December 1808  On 15 December 1808, at Ashe County, NC,, Jno McMillan received a land grant #642 for which the original entry number was left blank in the deed book. The property was described as 100 acres on the waters of Bletchers Creek, beginning at a stake on the top of Peach Bottom Mountain..11 
Census 1810  John McMillan appeared on the census of 1810 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: J. McMillan 12201-11101 3 slaves.12 
Fact 1 1 February 1812  On 1 February 1812, at Ashe County, NC,, John McMillan bought 350 acres from David Caltran for $500. The land was described as lying on the north side of the South Fork of New River at the mouth of Nathan's Creek. The deed was witnessed by John McMillan and Nancy McMillan [two of John's children]. It was not registered with the county until 1850..13 
Fact 1 2 November 1814  On 2 November 1814, at Ashe County, NC,, John McMillan bought from William and Nancy Gambill for $250, 412.5 acres on the waters of the South Fork of New River. No other landmarks are mentioned. The deed was witnessed by martin Cleveland and James McMillan..14 
Fact 1 1815  In 1815, at Ashe County, NC,, John McMillan appeared on the tax list, Capt. Maxwell's District, having 800 acres of land valued at $400, with 3 polls (I believe a 21 year old free male or a slave was worth one poll) Two names from him is Jas McMillan with 400 acres valued at $100 and no polls (meaning he was under 21, although I don't think that's correct). Next to James is Jno McMillan, Jr with 400 acres valued at $100, also no polls. Over in Captain Weaver's District was Andrew McMillion with 550 acres valued at $400 and 1 poll, beside his name it says Nathan's Creek. These tracts of land on which the sons were living may have belonged to their father. As far as I know, 1815 is the only early tax list for Ashe County to have survived..15 
Fact 1 22 November 1816  On 22 November 1816, at Ashe County, NC,, John McMillan received Grant #903 for an entry dated 11/8/1814. The land was described as being on the waters of the South Fork of New River, adjoining John McMillan's current land..16 
Census 1820  John McMillan appeared on the census of 1820 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: 010101-01001 11 slaves.17 
Fact 1 26 November 1825  On 26 November 1825, at Ashe County, NC,, John McMillan sold to John Toliver for $250, three tracts of land on Peach Bottom Mountain on Bleadsaw Creek. The first tract was 100 acres, the acreage was not listed for the second tract, and the third tract was 350 acres. Or depending on how you read it, the entire sale might be for 350 acres. The deed was witnessed by David Edwards and A.B. McMillan. It was not registered until 1838, when Toliver was registering the second purchase from McMillan..18 
Census 1830  John McMillan appeared on the census of 1830 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: 1 male 70-80, 1 female 60-70, 12 slaves.19 
Fact 1 February 1838  In February 1838, at Ashe County, NC,, John McMillan sold to John Tolever for $221, 150 acres on the north side of New River, running to the top of Martin's Ridge. The name of a neighboring land mentioned is hard to read but appears to be "Austen." The deed was witnessed by R Gentry and A.B. McMillan.20 
Census 1840  John McMillan appeared on the census of 1840 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: 1 male age 80-90 15 slaves.21 
Will 24 September 1840  John McMillan left a will on 24 September 1840 at Ashe County, NC. "John McMillan's Sr. Will"
In the name of God Amen. I John McMillan of Ashe County of State of North Carolina, being at this time in health of body and of sound and disposing memory and judgement, Blessed be God for the same. I do this 24th day of September 1840 make this my last will and testament in manner and form as follows, I give unto my son Andrew McMillan all the land that I own on Nathan's Creek being in several tracts which I value at 1700 dollars out of which he is to pay to John McMillan two hundred dollars and to my son John McMillan I give Holman place beginning on Potatoe creek between him and James Land running up the ridge above the Coots field and near the fence of the old field then to the waggon road southward to the maple branch thence up the maple branch as far as my lands extend and some entrys towards Bakers ridge also part of the Coots tract on the north side of Potatoe Creek, all of which I value at 1300 dollars. Number of acres not known, and to my son Alexander I give the place I live on also one hundred acres on the north side of the Negro Boy branch also the lower part of the Maxwell tract from the west corner of my old tract from a chesnut tree marked E.O. being an old line run by Enoch Osborne and from said tree running southward near an old path to the ?rich Ditch branch tract also the ditch branch tract of one hundred acres all of which I value at 2000 dollars, and to James McMillan's sons I give all the lands between John McMillan's part and Alexanders being in several tracts all joining the exact quantity I do not know but value it at 1500 dollars, which land is allotted entirely for the boys. The girls to have no part of it. And to my daughter Polly Maxwell I give two tracts of land where she lives of two hundred acres each one of these tracts I had allotted for Andrew Fields if he would settle upon it she is to have said land besides a share of my other property, my will is that my slaves be divided as follows, to James' heirs I give Isaac, Henry, Tilly and Child Sam. To Andrew McMillan I give Mary and children she has at his house that is Jack Alfred and the youngest ones and Duncan.
To my son Alexander I give Dick ?Shifo and ?Teau and to Nancy Phips I give Kett and children, James, Rindy and children and to my son John McMillan I give Peter Hugh Simon and a girl Franky. Maysie Reeves I give Lois and children Rachel and Celia and to my daughter Polly Maxwell I give Hessy and children and Violet and Poll and child, Ben and whereas I lent a girl named Winney to James Maxwell when he married my daughter Peggy my will is that the children or increase of said girl be equally divided among said Peggy's children when they are of age or become lawfully entitled to them said Maxwell to keep Winy and one of her children his lifetime and any sale or disposal of Winney's children except with the concent of my Executors that be nul and void, and what money James Maxwell owes to me in the largest note which will be more than one hundred dollars to each one of them I request my Executors to see it faithfully taken care of either by collecting it or giving his note to Peggy's children for their share of it as soon as they become entitled to it and no claim or account that he may cause against them shall be a set off against the debt that he owes to me and the said James Maxwell or children to have no claim or share in the rest of my property on the account of his marriage with Peggy. The girl Marry at Pollys home she agreed to discount out of her share 3511 [or 351] dollars for her if she is still willing to keep her she may do so and if not let her be sold in the famly. The girl Ann at Andrew Hawthorns I give to Andrew and John and my will is that all my other property not willed away be equally divided or sold and the money divided equally divided [sic] and what money to me by note my Executors are to divide the notes equally and each one to collect his own share and if any of the children dissent or be contentious my ? will is that such dissenter pay one hundred dollars to them who are willing to abide by it to be recovered by a warrant at the division of money or notes. I want my Executor to take from the whole amount of my Estate the sum of one hundred and eighty dollars and divide the same equally among James McMillans sons when they come of age and if any of them dies before they come of age the living ones to have their share. my Executors may keep the money in their own hands by paying three per cent interest and be liable for it or lend it out at six percent and take security for it and not be liable for its loss, and the said boys to have their shares equal with their sisters, also, the said legacy to the boys not to be subject to pay any debt they may contract before they come of age and what money is coming to each of James' children let that part be paid to each one individually both to sons and daughters by giving them notes to collect or wait till money is collected. And I hereby constitute and appoint Andr McMillan and Alexander my sons Executors ot this my last will and Testament to be exeuted agreeable to the true intent and meaning thereof and they are not to charge per cent but to have sufficient pay for their trouble. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 24th say of September 1840, John McMIllan
The debt that James Maxwell owes to me will be over one hundred dollars to each one of Peggy's children but if it is over let them have it all. I want my executors to see the children paid or Maxwell give them notes.
Elijah Erwin, jurat Jno McMillan
State of North Carolina, Ashe County. Feby Term 1844. The within will was duly proven in open court by the oath of Elijah Irwin and ordered to be registered. Jno Ray Clk.22 

Family Marion McLymont b. circa 1763, d. 15 April 1839
Marriage 2 September 1787  He married Marion McLymont on 2 September 1787 at on shipboard crossing to America.2 
Children  1. Margaret Peggy McMillan b. 20 Jul 17882,22
  2. Mary Polly McMillan b. 13 Oct 17892,22
  3. James McMillan b. 26 May 1790, d. b 18402,22
  4. Andrew McMillan+ b. 17 Mar 1793, d. c 18852,22
  5. John McMillan+ b. 12 Mar 1795, d. 185523,22
  6. Nancy McMillan+ b. 15 May 17962,22
  7. Alexander B. McMillan b. 17 Aug 1799, d. 12 Jun 18642,22
  8. Jesse McMillan b. 16 Feb 18002
  9. Marion McMillan b. 20 Aug 18032,22

Citations
  1. [S110] Managing Editor Ruth Weaver Shepherd and Patron/Honor EditorClarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe Co Vol I, Article #412, "John McMillan and Descendants," contributed by Virginia McMillan Porter.
  2. [S3] Eleanor Baker Reeves, A Factual History of Early Ashe Co, NC, page 167. The author cites the John and Narcissa McMillan Bible Record..
  3. [S130] Wells, Claude E., user website at Familytreemaker.com, on line at www.familytreemaker.com/users/w/e/l/Claude-E-Wells.
  4. [S236] Mrs. W.O. Absher Ruth P. Gregory and Paul W. Gregory, Wilkes Co. NC Taxables 1787-1790.
  5. [S237] Paul W. Gregory Mrs. W.O. Absher and Ruth P. Gregory, Wilkes County, North Carolina Taxables (1791, 1792, 1793, 1794).
  6. [S613] Wilkes County, NC US census 1790, images of microfilm on line at Ancestry.com, image 7 of 11.
  7. [S240] Ashe County, NC US census 1800, images of microfilm on line at Ancestry.com, image 7 of 11.
  8. [S733] Ashe Co, NC Land Grants: File Number 510, North Carolina State Archives.
  9. [S782] Deed from Joshua Cox to John McMillan, Book B, page 366.
  10. [S781] Deed from Joshua Cox to John McMillan, Book B, page 365.
  11. [S783] State Grant to John McMillan #642, Book D, page 344.
  12. [S229] Ashe County, NC US census 1810, transcribed by Jeff Weaver .
  13. [S792] Deed from David Caltran to John McMillan, Book P, page 223.
  14. [S787] Deed from William Gambill to John McMillan, Book E, page 122.
  15. [S3] Eleanor Baker Reeves, A Factual History of Early Ashe Co, NC, page 104, 109.
  16. [S784] State Grant to John McMillan #903, Book E, page 111.
  17. [S612] Ashe County, NC US census 1820, images of microfilm on line at Ancestry.com, image 7 of 18.
  18. [S790] Deed from John McMillan to John Toliver, Book M, page 502.
  19. [S6] Ruth W. Shepherd, 1830 Federal Census, Ashe County, North Carolina, page 19, 80.
  20. [S788] Deed from John McMillan to John Toliver, Book M, page 508.
  21. [S218] Brenda C. Bishop, Ashe County Census 1840, page 25.
  22. [S611] John McMillan Sr will (Written Sept 24,1840, probated July term 1844).
  23. [S3] Eleanor Baker Reeves, A Factual History of Early Ashe Co, NC, page 167. The author cites John and Narcissa McMillan Bible Record..

Marion McLymont
b. circa 1763, d. 15 April 1839

Last Edited 26 Jan 2003

Birth circa 1763  Marion McLymont was born circa 1763 at Scotland.1 
Marriage 2 September 1787  She married John McMillan on 2 September 1787 at on shipboard crossing to America.2 
Death 15 April 1839  Marion McLymont died on 15 April 1839 at Ashe (now Alleghany) County, NC.1 

Family John McMillan b. 13 November 1756, d. 23 February 1844
Children  1. Margaret Peggy McMillan b. 20 Jul 1788
  2. Mary Polly McMillan b. 13 Oct 1789
  3. James McMillan b. 26 May 1790, d. b 1840
  4. Andrew McMillan+ b. 17 Mar 1793, d. c 1885
  5. John McMillan+ b. 12 Mar 1795, d. 18553
  6. Nancy McMillan+ b. 15 May 1796
  7. Alexander B. McMillan b. 17 Aug 1799, d. 12 Jun 1864
  8. Jesse McMillan b. 16 Feb 1800
  9. Marion McMillan b. 20 Aug 1803

Citations
  1. [S110] Managing Editor Ruth Weaver Shepherd and Patron/Honor EditorClarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe Co Vol I, Article #412, "John McMillan and Descendants," contributed by Virginia McMillan Porter.
  2. [S3] Eleanor Baker Reeves, A Factual History of Early Ashe Co, NC, page 167. The author cites the John and Narcissa McMillan Bible Record..
  3. [S3] Eleanor Baker Reeves, A Factual History of Early Ashe Co, NC, page 167. The author cites John and Narcissa McMillan Bible Record..

Andrew McMillan
b. 17 March 1793, d. circa 1885

Father John McMillan1,2 b. 13 November 1756, d. 23 February 1844
Mother Marion McLymont b. circa 1763, d. 15 April 1839
Pedigree

Last Edited 27 Jan 2003

Birth 17 March 1793  Andrew McMillan was born on 17 March 1793 at Wilkes County, NC.1 
  He was the son of John McMillan and Marion McLymont.1,2 
Marriage   Andrew McMillan married Jane Fields.3 
Marriage between 1850 and 1860  Andrew McMillan married Ludemia Justice between 1850 and 1860.3 
Death circa 1885  Andrew McMillan died circa 1885.3 

Family 1 Jane Fields b. 28 May 1793, d. between 1850 and 1860
Children  1. Alexander B. McMillan 3
  2. Jesse B McMillan 3
  3. John McMillan 3
  4. Margaret McMillan 3
  5. Evaline McMillan 3
  6. Marion McMillan 3
  7. Mary McMillan 3
  8. Fields McMillan 3
  9. Andrew N. McMillan 3

Family 2 Ludemia Justice

Citations
  1. [S3] Eleanor Baker Reeves, A Factual History of Early Ashe Co, NC, page 167. The author cites the John and Narcissa McMillan Bible Record..
  2. [S611] John McMillan Sr will (Written Sept 24,1840, probated July term 1844).
  3. [S110] Managing Editor Ruth Weaver Shepherd and Patron/Honor EditorClarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe Co Vol I, Article #412, "John McMillan and Descendants," contributed by Virginia McMillan Porter.

Alexander B. McMillan
b. 17 August 1799, d. 12 June 1864

Father John McMillan1,2 b. 13 November 1756, d. 23 February 1844
Mother Marion McLymont b. circa 1763, d. 15 April 1839
Pedigree

Last Edited 27 Jan 2003

Birth 17 August 1799  Alexander B. McMillan was born on 17 August 1799.1 
  He was the son of John McMillan and Marion McLymont.1,2 
Marriage   Alexander B. McMillan married Mary Pollie Reeves.1 
Death 12 June 1864  Alexander B. McMillan died on 12 June 1864 at age 64.1 

Family Mary Pollie Reeves b. 20 November 1798, d. 29 December 1894

Citations
  1. [S3] Eleanor Baker Reeves, A Factual History of Early Ashe Co, NC, page 167. The author cites the John and Narcissa McMillan Bible Record..
  2. [S611] John McMillan Sr will (Written Sept 24,1840, probated July term 1844).

James McMillan
b. 26 May 1790, d. before 1840

Father John McMillan1,2 b. 13 November 1756, d. 23 February 1844
Mother Marion McLymont b. circa 1763, d. 15 April 1839
Pedigree

Last Edited 27 Jan 2003

Birth 26 May 1790  James McMillan was born on 26 May 1790 at Wilkes County, NC.1 
  He was the son of John McMillan and Marion McLymont.1,2 
Marriage   James McMillan married Thursey Gambill, daughter of Martin Gambill and Nancy Nall.1 
Death before 1840  James McMillan died before 1840. 

Family Thursey Gambill b. circa 1792

Citations
  1. [S3] Eleanor Baker Reeves, A Factual History of Early Ashe Co, NC, page 167. The author cites the John and Narcissa McMillan Bible Record..
  2. [S611] John McMillan Sr will (Written Sept 24,1840, probated July term 1844).

Mary Polly McMillan1
b. 16 September 1815, d. 4 April 1890

Father John McMillan2,3,4,5 b. 12 March 1795, d. 1855
Mother Narcessa Gambill b. 7 July 1798, d. 6 May 1876
Pedigree

Last Edited 29 Jun 2005

Birth 16 September 1815  Mary Polly McMillan was born on 16 September 1815.6 
  She was the daughter of John McMillan and Narcessa Gambill.2,3,4,5 
Marriage   Mary Polly McMillan married Andrew Dickson.7,5,4,3 
Death 4 April 1890  Mary Polly McMillan died on 4 April 1890 at Ashe County, NC, at age 74.6 

Family Andrew Dickson

Citations
  1. [S15] Grace Turner, Ashe County North Carolina Will Abstracts.
  2. [S610] John McMillan will (Written Aug 13, 1855, probated Nov term 1855).
  3. [S776] Family Group Sheet John McMillan and Narcissa Gambill. Charles H. Young.
  4. [S775] Family Group Sheet John McMillan and Narcissa Gambill. Minnie Hall.
  5. [S130] Wells, Claude E., user website at Familytreemaker.com, on line at www.familytreemaker.com/users/w/e/l/Claude-E-Wells.
  6. [S14] Russell Hamilton, Ashe County NC Cemetery Records, page 179.
  7. [S777] John McMillan (1855), Ashe County Estates Records.

Andrew Dickson

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

Marriage   Andrew Dickson married Mary Polly McMillan, daughter of John McMillan and Narcessa Gambill.1,2,3,4 

Family Mary Polly McMillan b. 16 September 1815, d. 4 April 1890

Citations
  1. [S777] John McMillan (1855), Ashe County Estates Records.
  2. [S130] Wells, Claude E., user website at Familytreemaker.com, on line at www.familytreemaker.com/users/w/e/l/Claude-E-Wells.
  3. [S775] Family Group Sheet John McMillan and Narcissa Gambill. Minnie Hall.
  4. [S776] Family Group Sheet John McMillan and Narcissa Gambill. Charles H. Young.

Nancy McMillan
b. circa 1825

Father John McMillan1,2,3 b. 12 March 1795, d. 1855
Mother Narcessa Gambill b. 7 July 1798, d. 6 May 1876
Pedigree

Last Edited 29 Jun 2005

Birth circa 1825  Nancy McMillan was born circa 1825. 
  She was the daughter of John McMillan and Narcessa Gambill.1,2,3 
Marriage   Nancy McMillan married Noah Baldwin.1 

Family Noah Baldwin

Citations
  1. [S610] John McMillan will (Written Aug 13, 1855, probated Nov term 1855).
  2. [S775] Family Group Sheet John McMillan and Narcissa Gambill. Minnie Hall.
  3. [S130] Wells, Claude E., user website at Familytreemaker.com, on line at www.familytreemaker.com/users/w/e/l/Claude-E-Wells.

Noah Baldwin1

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

Marriage   Noah Baldwin married Nancy McMillan, daughter of John McMillan and Narcessa Gambill.2 

Family Nancy McMillan b. circa 1825

Citations
  1. [S15] Grace Turner, Ashe County North Carolina Will Abstracts.
  2. [S610] John McMillan will (Written Aug 13, 1855, probated Nov term 1855).

Cinthy McMillan
b. circa 1828

Father John McMillan1,2 b. 12 March 1795, d. 1855
Mother Narcessa Gambill b. 7 July 1798, d. 6 May 1876
Pedigree

Last Edited 29 Jun 2005

Birth circa 1828  Cinthy McMillan was born circa 1828.3 
  She was the daughter of John McMillan and Narcessa Gambill.1,2 
Marriage 15 December 1846  Cinthy McMillan married Obediah Cavender on 15 December 1846 at Ashe County, NC.4 

Family Obediah Cavender

Citations
  1. [S610] John McMillan will (Written Aug 13, 1855, probated Nov term 1855).
  2. [S130] Wells, Claude E., user website at Familytreemaker.com, on line at www.familytreemaker.com/users/w/e/l/Claude-E-Wells.
  3. [S7] Danny L. Miller, Ashe County, North Carolina 1850 Census.
  4. [S70] Elizabeth Caulder, Ashe County, N.C. Marriages, page 173.

Obediah Cavender1

Last Edited 16 Jun 2003

Marriage 15 December 1846  Obediah Cavender married Cinthy McMillan, daughter of John McMillan and Narcessa Gambill, on 15 December 1846 at Ashe County, NC.2 

Family Cinthy McMillan b. circa 1828

Citations
  1. [S15] Grace Turner, Ashe County North Carolina Will Abstracts.
  2. [S70] Elizabeth Caulder, Ashe County, N.C. Marriages, page 173.

Cora J. Greer
b. 1868

Father Marshall Greer b. 3 February 1851, d. 23 March 1928
Mother Charlotte Moore b. 1842
Pedigree

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

Birth 1868  Cora J. Greer was born in 1868. 
  She was the daughter of Marshall Greer and Charlotte Moore

James Jefferson Greer
b. 1872

Father Marshall Greer b. 3 February 1851, d. 23 March 1928
Mother Charlotte Moore b. 1842
Pedigree

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

Birth 1872  James Jefferson Greer was born in 1872. 
  He was the son of Marshall Greer and Charlotte Moore

Elihu Tilley1
b. 4 August 1877, d. 10 January 1963

Father Hugh Tilley1 b. 24 October 1853, d. 18 August 1927
Mother Elizabeth Blevins b. 14 May 1857, d. 7 July 1937
Pedigree

Last Edited 1 Nov 2003

Birth 4 August 1877  Elihu Tilley was born on 4 August 1877.2 
  He was the son of Hugh Tilley and Elizabeth Blevins.1 
Marriage   Elihu Tilley married Mary Anna Dixon.3 
Marriage   Elihu Tilley married Ida Carico.3 
Marriage 20 April 1903  Elihu Tilley married Ella Reeves, daughter of Charles Gordon Reeves and Adaline McMillan, on 20 April 1903 at Ashe County, NC.4,3 
Death 10 January 1963  Elihu Tilley died on 10 January 1963 at Harford County, Maryland, at age 85.2,3 

Family 1 Ida Carico

Family 2 Mary Anna Dixon

Family 3 Ella Reeves b. 1875, d. 1919

Citations
  1. [S879] Ashe County, NC US Census 1880 , images of microfilm on line at Ancestry.com ,Chesnut Hill Twp, image 37 of 37.
  2. [S490] Social Security Death Index, www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm.
  3. [S206] Klovia McKennon Tilley, "Family Group Sheets for families of Hugh Blevins and Hugh Tilley", Ancestral File.
  4. [S70] Elizabeth Caulder, Ashe County, N.C. Marriages, page 147.

Martha Patsy Moore
b. 15 September 1810, d. 22 July 1898

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 8 Sep 2002

Birth 15 September 1810  Martha Patsy Moore was born on 15 September 1810 at Franklin County, VA.1 
  She was the daughter of William Moore and Rebecca Swinney
Marriage 16 March 1833  Martha Patsy Moore married Edmund Spencer Worley, son of Samuel Worley and Mary Worley, on 16 March 1833 at Franklin County, VA.2,3 
Marriage 26 November 1858  Martha Patsy Moore married Henry Grogan, son of Elijah Grogan and Mary Hopper, on 26 November 1858 at Ashe County, NC.4 
Death 22 July 1898  Martha Patsy Moore died on 22 July 1898 at Ashe County, NC, at age 87.1 
Burial 1898  She was buried in 1898 at Graham Cemetery, Todd, Ashe County, NC.1 
Note   Why I believe Martha is the daughter of William and Rebecca. (1) Her father was definitely named William Moore because he consented to her marriage. (2) There was only one William Moore in the personal property tax lists between 1818 and 1834. That same William was on the tax lists as located at Shooting Creek. One of his deeds mentioned a wife Becca. (3) Martha moved to Ashe Co, NC along with other family members, including Rebecca. (4) The marriages of Martha, Judy and Wilson were all performed by the same minister. 
Census 1850  Martha Patsy Moore appeared on the census of 1850 at Floyd County, VA, as follows: The household of James and Sarah Goodson included Patsy Worley, age 35 b Franklin County.5 
Single 1853  She and (?) unknown father of Rosabell were Single in 1853. 
Census 1860  Martha Patsy Moore and Henry Grogan 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.6 
Census 1870  Martha Patsy Moore and Henry Grogan 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).7 
Census 1880  Martha Patsy Moore and Henry Grogan 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.8 

Family 1 Edmund Spencer Worley b. before 1813, d. between 1840 and 1843
Marriage 16 March 1833  Martha Patsy Moore married Edmund Spencer Worley, son of Samuel Worley and Mary Worley, on 16 March 1833 at Franklin County, VA.2,3 
Children  1. Isaiah Ira Worley b. c 1833
  2. Lavina Viney Worley+ b. 1835, d. 4 Sep 1925
  3. Rebecca Worley b. bt 1835 - 1839
  4. Samuel S. Worley+ b. bt 1837 - 1842, d. c 1920
  5. Mariah Worley+ b. c 1841

Family 2 (?) unknown father of Rosabell
Child  1. Malinda Rosabell Worley b. c 1853, d. 27 Apr 1917

Family 3 Henry Grogan b. between 1803 and 1807, d. circa 1885
Marriage 26 November 1858  Martha Patsy Moore married Henry Grogan, son of Elijah Grogan and Mary Hopper, on 26 November 1858 at Ashe County, NC.4 

Citations
  1. [S248] Graham Cemetery, Todd, NC.
  2. [S69] Marshall Wingfield, Marriage Bonds of Franklin Co Va 1786-1858, page 247.
  3. [S322] Franklin County, Virginia Marriage Bonds and Ministers' Returns: 1833 - Edmund Whirley to Martha Moore.
  4. [S70] Elizabeth Caulder, Ashe County, N.C. Marriages, page 58. (Henry Grogan to Martha "Wesley").
  5. [S320] Floyd County, VA US Census 1850 ,image 51 of 144 (indexed as Fayette).
  6. [S11] Danny Miller, 1860 Ashe County, North Carolina Census, page 78, Household 1346, Henry and Martha Grogin.
  7. [S12] Jeffrey C. Weaver, The 1870 Federal Census of Ashe County, North Carolina, Page 107 .
  8. [S13] Mary Floy Schulz Katzman, The 1880 Federal Census of Ashe County, North Carolina, page 215, Old Fields Township, house #133.
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Stephen Miller1
b. 1 December 1808, d. 5 May 1891

Father George Miller2 b. between 1774 and 1776
Mother Elizabeth Bumgarner b. 1778
Pedigree

Last Edited 31 Jan 2003

Birth 1 December 1808  Stephen Miller was born on 1 December 1808.2 
  He was the son of George Miller and Elizabeth Bumgarner.2 
Marriage   Stephen Miller married Elizabeth Mash.2 
Death 5 May 1891  Stephen Miller died on 5 May 1891 at age 82.2 

Family Elizabeth Mash

Citations
  1. [S115] Danny Miller, The Miller Families of Ashe Co NC.
  2. [S574] Danny L. Miller, The Blue Ridge Millers, page 5.

George Miller
b. 1817

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

Last Edited 31 Jan 2003

Birth 1817  George Miller was born in 1817.1 
  He was the son of George Miller and Elizabeth Bumgarner.1 

Citations
  1. [S574] Danny L. Miller, The Blue Ridge Millers, page 5.

Clarissa Miller
b. 1802, d. 1872

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

Last Edited 31 Jan 2003

Birth 1802  Clarissa Miller was born in 1802.1,2 
  She was the daughter of George Miller and Elizabeth Bumgarner.1 
Marriage   Clarissa Miller married John Severt.1 
Death 1872  Clarissa Miller died in 1872.2 

Family John Severt

Citations
  1. [S574] Danny L. Miller, The Blue Ridge Millers, page 3.
  2. [S14] Russell Hamilton, Ashe County NC Cemetery Records, page 653.

Rhoda Miller
b. circa 1806

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

Last Edited 31 Jan 2003

Birth circa 1806  Rhoda Miller was born circa 1806.1 
  She was the daughter of George Miller and Elizabeth Bumgarner.1 
Marriage   Rhoda Miller married William Mash.1 

Family William Mash

Citations
  1. [S574] Danny L. Miller, The Blue Ridge Millers, page 4.

Delila Miller
b. circa 1804

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

Last Edited 31 Jan 2003

Birth circa 1804  Delila Miller was born circa 1804.1 
  She was the daughter of George Miller and Elizabeth Bumgarner.1 
Marriage   Delila Miller married William Harper.1 

Family William Harper

Citations
  1. [S574] Danny L. Miller, The Blue Ridge Millers, page 4.

Eve Miller
b. circa 1813

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

Last Edited 31 Jan 2003

Birth circa 1813  Eve Miller was born circa 1813.1 
  She was the daughter of George Miller and Elizabeth Bumgarner.1 
Marriage   Eve Miller married Jeremiah Patrick.1 

Family Jeremiah Patrick

Citations
  1. [S574] Danny L. Miller, The Blue Ridge Millers, page 5.

Mary Polly Miller
b. circa 1820

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

Last Edited 31 Jan 2003

Birth circa 1820  Mary Polly Miller was born circa 1820.1 
  She was the daughter of George Miller and Elizabeth Bumgarner.1 

Citations
  1. [S574] Danny L. Miller, The Blue Ridge Millers, page 6.

Jackson Noblet

Last Edited 24 Jan 2003

Marriage 8 March 1883  Jackson Noblet married Mahala Jane McMillan, daughter of William McMillan and Mary Ann "Pollie" Cox, on 8 March 1883 at Ashe County, NC.1 
Census 1900  Jackson Noblet appeared on the census of 1900 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Chesnut Hill Twp, HH#137
Sturgill, Betty head 30 b May 1870 farmer
unreadable name 2 dau b Aug 1897
Noblett, Jackson, step-father 48 b Dec 1851 farm laborer mar 22 yrs
Jane, mother 49 b Mar 1851 no of children 2, of which 2 are living
Letty, dau 21, b Mar 1879
Jane dau 4/12 b Mar 1900.2 

Family Mahala Jane McMillan b. 10 March 1851, d. 14 August 1905

Citations
  1. [S70] Elizabeth Caulder, Ashe County, N.C. Marriages, page 99.
  2. [S8] Ashe Co federal Census 1900, Images of microfilm on line at genealogylibrary.com .

John Norman

Last Edited 24 Jan 2003

Marriage 15 June 1878  John Norman married Sarah Lutishia McMillan, daughter of William McMillan and Mary Ann "Pollie" Cox, on 15 June 1878 at Ashe County, NC.1 

Family Sarah Lutishia McMillan b. 8 May 1857

Citations
  1. [S70] Elizabeth Caulder, Ashe County, N.C. Marriages, page 99.

Charles Gordon Reeves1
b. 25 April 1832, d. 19 October 1898

Father Jesse Reeves1 b. 1760, d. 1833
Mother Mary Bower1
Pedigree

Last Edited 5 Jun 2003

Birth 25 April 1832  Charles Gordon Reeves was born on 25 April 1832.2 
  He was the son of Jesse Reeves and Mary Bower.1 
Marriage   Charles Gordon Reeves married Adaline McMillan, daughter of John McMillan and Narcessa Gambill.1,3,4,5,6 
Death 19 October 1898  Charles Gordon Reeves died on 19 October 1898 at age 66.2 

Family Adaline McMillan b. 27 July 1838, d. 14 September 1902
Child  1. Ella Reeves b. 1875, d. 19191

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #305, "Jesse Reeves - Part III, Mary Bower Reevesl" contributed by Mary Rose Reeves Isennock.
  2. [S14] Russell Hamilton, Ashe County NC Cemetery Records, page 604.
  3. [S777] John McMillan (1855), Ashe County Estates Records.
  4. [S776] Family Group Sheet John McMillan and Narcissa Gambill. Charles H. Young.
  5. [S130] Wells, Claude E., user website at Familytreemaker.com, on line at www.familytreemaker.com/users/w/e/l/Claude-E-Wells.
  6. [S775] Family Group Sheet John McMillan and Narcissa Gambill. Minnie Hall.

Martin Gambill
b. 29 May 1750, d. 20 November 1812

Father Henry Gambill1,2 d. between 1762 and 1769
Mother Mary Davenport3 b. circa 1706
Pedigree

Last Edited 18 Feb 2003

Birth 29 May 1750  Martin Gambill was born on 29 May 1750 at Culpeper County, VA.4 
  He was the son of Henry Gambill and Mary Davenport.1,2,3 
Marriage 23 September 1777  Martin Gambill married Nancy Nall, daughter of William Nall and Rebecca Holloway, on 23 September 1777 at Surry County, NC.5,1 
Death 20 November 1812  Martin Gambill died on 20 November 1812 at Ashe County, NC, at age 62.6,1 
Burial   He was buried at Martin Gambill Family Cem (G25), Chesnut Hill Twp, Ashe County, NC.7 
Fact 1   Martin Gambill was a Revolutionary War hero for the county of Ashe, NC. There is a three-page article about him in the front of the first Ashe County Heritage book, one of the historical articles inserted by the book committee, as opposed to the genealogy articles submitted by the community. Exerpts from this article are as follows:
"In 1768 Martin Gambill, at the age of eighteen, was already incensed at the arrogant and arbitrary actions of the British governing officials and tax collectors. When he learned that a group in North Carolina, who called themselves Regulators, were offering armed resistance to British laws he decided to join them. Riding his horse to Northa Carolina n 1768 he enlisted with the Regulators in Rowan County...In 1771 a group of poorly equipped Regulators were badly defeated at Alamance in Orange County and many of the survivors, including Martin Gambill, were forced to flee to the western mountains. .....He enlisted in the Company of Capt. William Nall. Records show that he served in this company as Sgt, Ensign and as 1st Lieutenant. Later he also served as Captain. In 1777 he married Nancy Nall, daughter of William....Martin Gambill participated in several forays against the Indians....Martin Gambill participated in one skirmish against the Tories at the Old Fields in Ashe County. This was the only pitched battle fought in Ashe County during the Revolutionary War.....By the summer of 1780 the American revolution was beginning to look like a lost cause....In all of the South no organized and effective Continental troops remained. General Cornwallis..had moved his army to near Charlotte and was preparing for a northward sweep....The only thing which kept Cornwallis from moving northward was the knowledge that rebels who had not been subdued still remained in the mountains and he did not know the strength or spirit of these people...he did not want to leave this unknown force behind him or to have them on his flank during a northward march. He assigned one of his most capable officers, Majr Patrick Ferguson, to the task of eliminating this threat....
Col. Isaac Shelby of Tenn. called a meeting of the milita commanders to be held at the home of Col. John Sevier, between Boone and Deep Gap, on Sept 18th, 1780. Martin Gambill attended this meeting as a representative of the New River militia units. While the meeting was still underway, the message came flashing across the mountains [signal fires] that Ferguson's army was on the move in their direction. A decision was quickly made to intercept him before he should reach the mountains....As the signal fires extended only to Watauga County, it was necessary to send messengers to alert Col. Campbell and the individual company commanders. Martin Gambill volunteered to carry the message to Col. Campbell and to dispatch other messengers to the captains of the local units along the way. He left the home of Col. John Sevier late in the afternoon of Sept 18th, 1780.....He...crossed over a low spur...at daylight on the morning of Sept 19th at the home of Capt Enoch Osborne. Capt Osborne had just harnessed his horses to start plowing. As Gambill emerged from the river his horse fell dead from overexhaustion. Capt Osborne sent him to the house to get some breakfast while he switched his saddle to one of the plow horses. Gambill then...continued ..to Virginia...At the "red bridge", Osborne's horse fell dead. He secured another mount, it is not known from whom, and continued to the middle fork of the Holston River which he followed to the home of Col. William Campbell, arriving there just after dark. In a little more than twenty-four hours Martin Gambill had ridden over a hundred miles with no sleep and little food, crossing rough rivers and rugged mountains and alerting the militia along the way....We may never know but it could well be that the ride of Martin Gambill changed the course of American history; in any event, it had far more effect on the outcome of the revolutionary war than did the ride of Paul Revere. Had Col. Campbell and the New River militiamen not gotten the message in time to gather for the battle of King's Mountain it could well have ended with victory for Ferguson and made it possible for Cornwallis to succeed in his plans for the defeat of Washington. "
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Fact 1   At Wilkes County, NC,, May 25, 1778. Martin Gambill entered 200 acres on the waters of the Little River, at the headwaters of Crab Creek & North fork of Little River. (Entry #117) There had been a period of time after the death of Lord Granville and until the state of NC confiscated his lands and began their own land process, when unclaimed land could not be legally obtained. The land entry book was started in 1778 to begin an American land grant process, and residents entered the land upon which they were already living, in order to obtain legal title. So Gambill could have been living on this property since 1768. The Little River is in present-day Alleghany County, and not where Martin eventually settled. The next three entries sequentially were by his brother William, who entered land on Roaring River (south of the Blue Ridge.)

Oct 28, 1778 (Entry 484) Martin Gambill entered 300 acres on Roaring River at the upper end of his bottom land

Jan 2, 1779 (Entry 702) Benjamin Cleveland entered 200 acres on the south side of the South Fork of New River, below the improvement whereon Vincent Jones now lives, including his improvement. Benj Cleveland marked out, Wm Nall written in and marked out, Martin Gambill written in. This means the warrent was transferred from Cleveland to Nall to Gambill before the grant was issued.

Feb 20, 1779 (Entry 866) Martin Gambill entered 150 acres on the Little River

Feb 20, 1779 (Entry 867) Martin Gambill entered 100 acres at Giles Parmely's line

July 26, 1779 (Entry 1080) Martin Gambill entered 300 acres on New RIver, including the plantation whereon Micajah Pennington now lives. Entry withdrawn.

July 26, 1779 (Entry 1081) Martin Gambill entered 200 acres on the South Fork of New River, including the plantation whereon Vincent Jones now lives. The 4 entries before these were William Nall making an entry for land "whereon [someone] now lives."

June 10, 1780 (Entry 1682) Martin Gambill entered 200 acres on Roaring River at his upper line.

I also checked Wilkes Co deed books A-H, and there are no deeds where Martin Gambill purchased land from someone else. When the land entry process started up in 1778, an oath of allegiance to the new nation was required in order to obtain a warrant. Lands of persons who were unwilling to take that oath were in some cases warranted by someone else. It appears that Nall and Gambill were taking advantage of this and making entries for lands occupied by someone else.
.9 
Fact 1 between 1771 and 1777  Between 1771 and 1777, at Surry County, NC,, Martin Gambill was listed for personal property taxes. Surry County at that time included the land that is now Wilkes, Ashe, Allegheny and Watauga Counties..10 
Census 1787  Martin Gambill appeared on the census of 1787 at Wilkes County, NC, as follows: 1 male 21-60, 2 other males, 1 female. This household is in Capt. Nall's district (present-day Ashe County) adjoining Capt. William Nall.11 
Census 1790  Martin Gambill appeared on the census of 1790 at Wilkes County, NC, as follows: 1 male over 16, 3 males under 16, 1 female, 1 slave.12 
Fact 1 1799  In 1799, at Ashe County, NC,, Martin Gambill was the first Sheriff of the County at the time of its formation..13 
Census 1800  Martin Gambill appeared on the census of 1800 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: 02010-21010 + 6 slaves. Next door was son William Gambill 10100-00100.14 
Census 1810  Martin Gambill appeared on the census of 1810 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: 00001-01101-7 slaves.15 
Fact 1 between 1810 and 1812  Between 1810 and 1812, at Ashe County, NC,, Martin Gambill served as a North Carolina State Senator..13 
Will 20 February 1812  Martin Gambill left a will on 20 February 1812. This indenture as above written Martin Gambill's last will as he thinks a memorandum - as he wants his property to be divided. first all just debts paid; all just debts coming to said estate be sold for three years credit by giving good bond & security, payment of money and interest at the expiration of the said time. Nancy Gambill may agree to sell the land in Tennessee. as to say what I will give her I bequeathe to my wife Nancy I say I to my children my wife to give they that aint married to have equal portions with them that has been heretofore married that the said Nancy Gambill has full power to give & bequeath to her youngest children. she shall continue and be vested in that power except she marries a man that is not able to give bond and sufficient security if he can not that shall not cut her out of having a child's part, that part shall return to the children at her death except she exact it for her support.
Martin Gambill
I herein acknowledge and assign this to be hand & seal for the above purpose and so empower William Gambill and Nancy Gambill to transact and conduct with the property as they think best. This indendure assigned te day and date above written Nancy Gambill
William Gambill
test
Jese Gambill
Tursay Gambill
Nercesa Gambill.16
 
Fact 1 1819  In 1819, at Ashe County, NC,, Cynthia, widow of William Gambill and the heirs and administrators of Martin Gambill, deceased, sold 275 acres to Jesse Gambill, Martin's nephew. The heirs who signed, besides Cynthia, were Nancy Gambill, adm, Jeremiah Gambill, Robert Gambill, James McMillan and John McMillan. The McMillan brothers were the husbands of Martin's two daughters. (From Deed book F, page 380) By this list Martin Gambill had only 3 sons, which fits with the census listings. Usual lists of his children include two other sons, Martin and Jesse. Jesse was probably the Jesse who was his brother's son. But there was indeed a Martin Gambill in Ashe County, who was age 48 in the 1850 census. He is generally considered a son of Martin Sr on most lists I've seen, but then he should have been on this deed and there should have been another son in the census..17 

Family Nancy Nall b. circa 1760, d. 1855
Marriage 23 September 1777  He married Nancy Nall, daughter of William Nall and Rebecca Holloway, on 23 September 1777 at Surry County, NC.5,1 
Children  1. William Gambill b. 12 Jun 1779, d. bt 1810 - 18204
  2. Jeremiah Gambill b. 16 Apr 17844
  3. Robert Gambill b. c 17904
  4. Thursey Gambill b. c 17924
  5. Narcessa Gambill+ b. 7 Jul 1798, d. 6 May 18764

Citations
  1. [S626] William Perry Johnson, "Henry Gambill of Hanover County".
  2. [S27] John Scott Davenport, The Pamunkey Davenports of Colonial Virginia, 1998 .
  3. [S231] "Where They Came From," Wilkes Genealogical Society Bulletin (Winter 1987): pages 14-16.
  4. [S110] Managing Editor Ruth Weaver Shepherd and Patron/Honor EditorClarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe Co Vol I, Article #224 "Captain Martin Gambill", contributed by J. Gwyn Gambill and Article #225 "Captain Martin Gambill", contributed by Jessie Gambill Cox .
  5. [S110] Managing Editor Ruth Weaver Shepherd and Patron/Honor EditorClarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe Co Vol I, Article #224 "Captain Martin Gambill", contributed by J. Gwyn Gambill .
  6. [S110] Managing Editor Ruth Weaver Shepherd and Patron/Honor EditorClarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe Co Vol I, Article #225 "Captain Martin Gambill", contributed by Jessie Gambill Cox .
  7. [S14] Russell Hamilton, Ashe County NC Cemetery Records.
  8. [S110] Managing Editor Ruth Weaver Shepherd and Patron/Honor EditorClarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe Co Vol I, pages 5-7.
  9. [S628] Mrs. W.O. Absher, Land Entry Book Wilkes County, North Carolina 1778-1781.
  10. [S629] William Perry Johnson, Surry County and Wilkes County, NC Taxables, Vol I, 1771-1777, pages 7, 22, 43.
  11. [S535] 1787 Census, Wilkes County, North Carolina, page 8.
  12. [S278] Joyce Dancy McNeil and George F. McNeil, First Federal Census of Wilkes County, North Carolina 1790, page 14.
  13. [S631] Hazel Roche, "Martin Gambill, Sr, an Early Settler of Wilkes/Ashe Counties, North Carolina," Gambrella, The Newsletter about Gambills/Gambles/Gambrels/Gambrells, Newsletter on line at www.geocities.com/Yosemite/6648/G_Summer99.html, Vol 3 No 2 (Summer 1999).
  14. [S240] Ashe County, NC US census 1800, images of microfilm on line at Ancestry.com, image 5 of 11.
  15. [S229] Ashe County, NC US census 1810, transcribed by Jeff Weaver .
  16. [S630] Martin Gambill will (Written Feb. 20, 1812).
  17. [S3] Eleanor Baker Reeves, A Factual History of Early Ashe Co, NC, page 156.

Nancy Nall
b. circa 1760, d. 1855

Father William Nall b. between 1738 and 1740, d. 1808
Mother Rebecca Holloway
Pedigree

Last Edited 17 Feb 2003

Birth circa 1760  Nancy Nall was born circa 1760 at Ashe Co NC.1 
  She was the daughter of William Nall and Rebecca Holloway
Marriage 23 September 1777  Nancy Nall married Martin Gambill, son of Henry Gambill and Mary Davenport, on 23 September 1777 at Surry County, NC.2,3 
Death 1855  Nancy Nall died in 1855 at Ashe Co NC, Chesnut Hill (on S Fork of New R). 
Burial   She was buried at on their homestead, along S Fork New River, Chesnut Hill, Ashe County, NC. 

Family Martin Gambill b. 29 May 1750, d. 20 November 1812
Children  1. William Gambill b. 12 Jun 1779, d. bt 1810 - 1820
  2. Jeremiah Gambill b. 16 Apr 1784
  3. Robert Gambill b. c 1790
  4. Thursey Gambill b. c 1792
  5. Narcessa Gambill+ b. 7 Jul 1798, d. 6 May 18764

Citations
  1. [S80] Charles Fuller Nall and Sally Nall Dolphin, Nall Families of America.
  2. [S110] Managing Editor Ruth Weaver Shepherd and Patron/Honor EditorClarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe Co Vol I, Article #224 "Captain Martin Gambill", contributed by J. Gwyn Gambill .
  3. [S626] William Perry Johnson, "Henry Gambill of Hanover County".
  4. [S110] Managing Editor Ruth Weaver Shepherd and Patron/Honor EditorClarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe Co Vol I, Article #224 "Captain Martin Gambill", contributed by J. Gwyn Gambill and Article #225 "Captain Martin Gambill", contributed by Jessie Gambill Cox .

Joseph Lee Young

Last Edited 16 Jun 2003

Marriage 30 January 1859  Joseph Lee Young married Emma Jane McMillan, daughter of John McMillan and Narcessa Gambill, on 30 January 1859.1,2 
Census 1860  Joseph Lee Young appeared on the census of 1860 at Ellk Creek Township, Alleghany County, NC, as follows: T.L. Young 26 farmer b VA
EJ Young 20
____ Young 4/12
Narcissa McMillan 60
Sol Parsons 22 laborer.3 

Family Emma Jane McMillan b. circa 1839

Citations
  1. [S776] Family Group Sheet John McMillan and Narcissa Gambill. Charles H. Young.
  2. [S775] Family Group Sheet John McMillan and Narcissa Gambill. Minnie Hall.
  3. [S699] Alleghany Co, NC 1860 US census ,image 20 of 88.

Elizabeth Taylor

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

Marriage   Elizabeth Taylor married John McMillan (?) III, son of John McMillan and Narcessa Gambill.1,2,3 

Family John McMillan (?) III b. circa 1834

Citations
  1. [S775] Family Group Sheet John McMillan and Narcissa Gambill. Minnie Hall.
  2. [S130] Wells, Claude E., user website at Familytreemaker.com, on line at www.familytreemaker.com/users/w/e/l/Claude-E-Wells.
  3. [S776] Family Group Sheet John McMillan and Narcissa Gambill. Charles H. Young.

Narcissa McMillan1
b. circa 1823

Last Edited 16 Jun 2003

Birth circa 1823  Narcissa McMillan was born circa 1823. 
Marriage   She married Alfred Dickson

Family Alfred Dickson

Citations
  1. [S29] Claude E. Wells user website, on line at http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/w/e/l/Claude-E-Wells/ODT13-0001.html.

Alfred Dickson

Last Edited 18 Jul 2002

Marriage   Alfred Dickson married Narcissa McMillan

Family Narcissa McMillan b. circa 1823

Matilda McMillan
b. 17 May 1817

Father John McMillan1,2,3 b. 12 March 1795, d. 1855
Mother Narcessa Gambill b. 7 July 1798, d. 6 May 1876
Pedigree

Last Edited 29 Jun 2005

Birth 17 May 1817  Matilda McMillan was born on 17 May 1817.2 
  She was the daughter of John McMillan and Narcessa Gambill.1,2,3 
Marriage   Matilda McMillan married James Dickson.2,3 
Note   The slaves sold at John McMillan's estate sale were bought by Mahala Halsey, Mary Dixon, William McMillan and Matilda Dickson. We know William and Mary were John's offspring, as they were named in the will. Also Caswell Halsey, Mahala's husband, was mentioned. We know that there were other daughters from the census; I think this is evidence that Matilda and Mahala were two of them.4 

Family James Dickson

Citations
  1. [S130] Wells, Claude E., user website at Familytreemaker.com, on line at www.familytreemaker.com/users/w/e/l/Claude-E-Wells.
  2. [S775] Family Group Sheet John McMillan and Narcissa Gambill. Minnie Hall.
  3. [S776] Family Group Sheet John McMillan and Narcissa Gambill. Charles H. Young.
  4. [S777] John McMillan (1855), Ashe County Estates Records.

James Dickson

Last Edited 16 Jun 2003

Marriage   James Dickson married Matilda McMillan, daughter of John McMillan and Narcessa Gambill.1,2 

Family Matilda McMillan b. 17 May 1817

Citations
  1. [S775] Family Group Sheet John McMillan and Narcissa Gambill. Minnie Hall.
  2. [S776] Family Group Sheet John McMillan and Narcissa Gambill. Charles H. Young.

Irena McMillan
b. between 1823 and 1825

Father John McMillan1,2,3 b. 12 March 1795, d. 1855
Mother Narcessa Gambill b. 7 July 1798, d. 6 May 1876
Pedigree

Last Edited 2 Jul 2005

Birth between 1823 and 1825  Irena McMillan was born between 1823 and 1825. 
  She was the daughter of John McMillan and Narcessa Gambill.1,2,3 
Marriage   Irena McMillan married Douglas Dickson.2,3 
Note   I do not have any "paper trail" evidence that Irena belongs in this family, except that the daughters' share of John's estate was divided into 6 shares, and only 5 daughters are mentioned, between the will and the estate sale. According to Minnie Hall, one of my sources for the names of John and Narcissa's children, her list of the children came from Clinton Halsey. She said he did extensive interviews with family members and used to go to all the reunions and cemetery decorations and ask a lot of questions.4 

Family Douglas Dickson

Citations
  1. [S130] Wells, Claude E., user website at Familytreemaker.com, on line at www.familytreemaker.com/users/w/e/l/Claude-E-Wells.
  2. [S776] Family Group Sheet John McMillan and Narcissa Gambill. Charles H. Young.
  3. [S775] Family Group Sheet John McMillan and Narcissa Gambill. Minnie Hall.
  4. [S1053] Interview, Minnie Hall, June 30, 2005.

Douglas Dickson

Last Edited 16 Jun 2003

Marriage   Douglas Dickson married Irena McMillan, daughter of John McMillan and Narcessa Gambill.1,2 

Family Irena McMillan b. between 1823 and 1825

Citations
  1. [S776] Family Group Sheet John McMillan and Narcissa Gambill. Charles H. Young.
  2. [S775] Family Group Sheet John McMillan and Narcissa Gambill. Minnie Hall.

Nancy McMillan
b. 15 May 1796

Father John McMillan1,2 b. 13 November 1756, d. 23 February 1844
Mother Marion McLymont b. circa 1763, d. 15 April 1839
Pedigree

Last Edited 27 Jan 2003

Birth 15 May 1796  Nancy McMillan was born on 15 May 1796 at Wilkes County, NC.1 
  She was the daughter of John McMillan and Marion McLymont.1,2 
Marriage   Nancy McMillan married Capt Joseph Phipps, son of Benjamin Phipps and Jennie Hash.1 

Family Capt Joseph Phipps
Child  1. Jincy Phipps 3

Citations
  1. [S3] Eleanor Baker Reeves, A Factual History of Early Ashe Co, NC, page 167. The author cites the John and Narcissa McMillan Bible Record..
  2. [S611] John McMillan Sr will (Written Sept 24,1840, probated July term 1844).
  3. [S245] Verl F. Weight, As A Tree Grows, page 365-366.


       

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Karen Reynolds Worley
Wilkesboro, NC

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