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Elihu Rogers1
b. 28 January 1745/46

Father Josiah Rogers2,3 b. circa 1707, d. 5 October 1783
Mother Martha Frisbie3 b. 10 June 1710, d. 17 December 1794
Pedigree

Last Edited 10 Aug 2004

Birth 28 January 1745/46  Elihu Rogers was born on 28 January 1745/46 at Branford, New Haven County, CT.3 
  He was the son of Josiah Rogers and Martha Frisbie.2,3 

Citations
  1. [S404] International Genealogical Index,Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, compiler, From film number 2948, extraction of statewide birth indexes for Connecticut. The Barbour collection of Connecticut vital records prior to 1850.
  2. [S850] D.D. Edward S. Frisbee, Edward Frisbye of Branford, Connecticut and His Descendants, page 49-50.
  3. [S991] Lorraine Cook White, Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Branford 1644-1850, Bridgeport 1821-1854, page 193.

Rebecca Rogers1
b. 10 June 1731

Father Josiah Rogers2,3 b. circa 1707, d. 5 October 1783
Mother Martha Frisbie3 b. 10 June 1710, d. 17 December 1794
Pedigree

Last Edited 10 Aug 2004

Birth 10 June 1731  Rebecca Rogers was born on 10 June 1731 at Branford, New Haven County, CT.3 
  She was the daughter of Josiah Rogers and Martha Frisbie.2,3 

Citations
  1. [S404] International Genealogical Index,Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, compiler, From film number 2948, extraction of statewide birth indexes for Connecticut. The Barbour collection of Connecticut vital records prior to 1850.
  2. [S850] D.D. Edward S. Frisbee, Edward Frisbye of Branford, Connecticut and His Descendants, page 49-50.
  3. [S991] Lorraine Cook White, Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Branford 1644-1850, Bridgeport 1821-1854, page 199.

Ebenezer Rogers1
b. 29 January 1747/48

Father Josiah Rogers2,3 b. circa 1707, d. 5 October 1783
Mother Martha Frisbie3 b. 10 June 1710, d. 17 December 1794
Pedigree

Last Edited 10 Aug 2004

Birth 29 January 1747/48  Ebenezer Rogers was born on 29 January 1747/48 at Branford, CT.3 
  He was the son of Josiah Rogers and Martha Frisbie.2,3 

Citations
  1. [S404] International Genealogical Index,Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, compiler, From film number 2948, extraction of statewide birth indexes for Connecticut. The Barbour collection of Connecticut vital records prior to 1850.
  2. [S850] D.D. Edward S. Frisbee, Edward Frisbye of Branford, Connecticut and His Descendants, page 49-50.
  3. [S991] Lorraine Cook White, Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Branford 1644-1850, Bridgeport 1821-1854, page 192.

Margaret ?
b. 1877

Last Edited 19 May 2003

Birth 1877  Margaret ? was born in 1877. 
Marriage   She married David Aird, son of Andrew Aird and Jemima Morrison Drummond.1 

Family David Aird b. January 1876

Citations
  1. [S543] Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index, National Archives and Records Administration. Converted to database by Ancestry.com .

Rhody Brown
b. circa 1818, d. between 1857 and 1860

Father James Brown b. between 1780 and 1790, d. 1850
Mother Susannah Maynard
Pedigree

Last Edited 29 May 2003

Birth circa 1818  Rhody Brown was born circa 1818. 
  She was the daughter of James Brown and Susannah Maynard
Marriage 29 December 1838  Rhody Brown married Joshua Cox, son of Joshua Cox, on 29 December 1838 at Ashe County, NC.1 
Death between 1857 and 1860  Rhody Brown died between 1857 and 1860 at Ashe County, NC. 
Note   I think Rhody is the daughter of James because he appears to be the one who got her the land grant, the age of the Rhody who is the wife of Joshua Cox in the 1850 census matches the age of James' only daughter in the 1830 census, she joined Senter church at the same time as Martin and "Susan" (probably Susannah, James' wife), the bondsman for the marriage of Rhody to Joshua Cox was Aaron Senter, who joined Senter church a month after the Browns did. Joshua Cox joined Senter church several months later (April 1839). 
Fact 1 16 September 1837  On 16 September 1837, at Ashe County, NC,, Roady Brown obtained a land grant #2256 for entry #8375 dated June 2, 1837. The land was described as 100 acres, adjoining William Brown's line to the north (at the top of "Little Fenic" Mountain), being on the waters of the North and South forks of the New River. The land also adjoined Turner and "the Mary Harlis tract." The final grant was witnessed by James Brown and Martin Brown..2 
Fact 1 2nd Sat in Nov, 1838  2nd Sat in Nov, 1838, at Ashe County, NC,, Martin Brown, Susan Brown and Rhody Brown were received by baptism at the November monthly meeting, along with several others..3 

Family Joshua Cox b. circa 1817
Marriage 29 December 1838  She married Joshua Cox, son of Joshua Cox, on 29 December 1838 at Ashe County, NC.1 

Citations
  1. [S70] Elizabeth Caulder, Ashe County, N.C. Marriages, page 175.
  2. [S733] Ashe Co, NC Land Grants: File Number 2379, North Carolina State Archives.
  3. [S734] Senter Primitive Baptist Church Minutes, Ashe County, NC.

Joshua Cox
b. circa 1817

Father Joshua Cox1 b. 1773
Pedigree

Last Edited 28 May 2003

Birth circa 1817  Joshua Cox was born circa 1817. 
  He was the son of Joshua Cox.1 
Marriage 29 December 1838  Joshua Cox married Rhody Brown, daughter of James Brown and Susannah Maynard, on 29 December 1838 at Ashe County, NC.2 
Marriage circa 1860  Joshua Cox married Isabel ? circa 1860. 
Census 1850  Joshua Cox appeared on the census of 1850 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Household #414
Joshua Cox 33
Rody 32
Martain 10
Maryann 8
Martha L. 6
Wm E. 3
Shaderic L. Brown 1.3 
Census 1860  Joshua Cox appeared on the census of 1860 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Walnut Hill Twp, household #1070
Joshua Cox 40
Cicero 19
Martha 16
William 14
Shadrick 12
Franklin 8
James 3.4 
Census 1870  Joshua Cox appeared on the census of 1870 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Chesnut Hill Twp, Household #118
Cox, Joshua 52 farmer
Isabel 29
Nancy 10
Emily 6
John 2
Rachel 1/12
Logans, Charity 21
This family is 2 doors down from Martin Brown and 6 from William Brown.5 

Family 1 Rhody Brown b. circa 1818, d. between 1857 and 1860
Marriage 29 December 1838  He married Rhody Brown, daughter of James Brown and Susannah Maynard, on 29 December 1838 at Ashe County, NC.2 

Family 2 Isabel ?
Marriage circa 1860  Joshua Cox married Isabel ? circa 1860. 

Citations
  1. [S245] Verl F. Weight, As A Tree Grows, page 73.
  2. [S70] Elizabeth Caulder, Ashe County, N.C. Marriages, page 175.
  3. [S7] Danny L. Miller, Ashe County, North Carolina 1850 Census, page 27.
  4. [S11] Danny Miller, 1860 Ashe County, North Carolina Census, page 63.
  5. [S12] Jeffrey C. Weaver, The 1870 Federal Census of Ashe County, North Carolina, page 14.

Isabel ?

Last Edited 24 May 2003

Marriage circa 1860  Isabel ? married Joshua Cox, son of Joshua Cox, circa 1860. 

Family Joshua Cox b. circa 1817

Unknown first wife (?)

Last Edited 25 May 2003

Marriage between 1800 and 1807  Unknown first wife (?) married James Brown, son of Valentine Brown and unknown first wife (?), between 1800 and 1807. 

Family James Brown b. between 1780 and 1790, d. 1850
Children  1. William Hamilton "Billy" Brown+ b. 20 May 1808, d. 30 Jan 1875
  2. Susannah Brown+ 1
  3. Morgan Brown 2

Citations
  1. [S756] Deed from James Brown to Susannah Michael, Book M, page 411-12.
  2. [S36] "Gale Roland Brown Family," Vicki and Geneva Watkins,Ashe County Public Library, ;.

Susannah Brown1

Father James Brown1 b. between 1780 and 1790, d. 1850
Mother Unknown first wife (?)1
Pedigree

Last Edited 29 Jan 2004

  Susannah Brown is the daughter of James Brown and Unknown first wife (?).1 
Marriage   Susannah Brown married ? Michael.1 

Family ? Michael
Child  1. John Michael 1

Citations
  1. [S756] Deed from James Brown to Susannah Michael, Book M, page 411-12.

? Michael1

Last Edited 29 May 2003

Marriage   ? Michael married Susannah Brown, daughter of James Brown and Unknown first wife (?).1 

Family Susannah Brown
Child  1. John Michael 1

Citations
  1. [S756] Deed from James Brown to Susannah Michael, Book M, page 411-12.

John Michael1

Father ? Michael1
Mother Susannah Brown1
Pedigree

Last Edited 29 May 2003

  John Michael is the son of ? Michael and Susannah Brown.1 

Citations
  1. [S756] Deed from James Brown to Susannah Michael, Book M, page 411-12.

At least one other son Brown1,2
b. between 1794 and 1800

Father Valentine Brown b. between 1740 and 1750
Mother unknown first wife (?)
Pedigree

Last Edited 29 Jan 2004

Birth between 1794 and 1800  At least one other son Brown was born between 1794 and 1800. 
  He was the son of Valentine Brown and unknown first wife (?)

Citations
  1. (If James was in his father's household at this time and the census-taker just mistook him for under 16, then we're only missing one son; otherwise we're missing two.).
  2. [S229] Ashe County, NC US census 1810, transcribed by Jeff Weaver .

John Reeves
b. 1 October 1809, d. 24 January 1883

Father Jesse Reeves1 b. 1760, d. 1833
Mother Elizabeth Terrell2,1
Pedigree

Last Edited 5 Jun 2003

Birth 1 October 1809  John Reeves was born on 1 October 1809.2 
  He was the son of Jesse Reeves and Elizabeth Terrell.1,2 
Marriage circa 1834  John Reeves married Cynthia Baker circa 1834.1 
Death 24 January 1883  John Reeves died on 24 January 1883 at Ashe County, NC, at age 73.2 
Census 1850  John Reeves appeared on the census of 1850 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Household 684
John Reves 40
Cinthia 33
Charity 15
Wm 13
Andrew 11
Joseph Richardson 22.3 
Will 14 February 1881  John Reeves left a will on 14 February 1881 at Ashe County, NC. Be it remembered that I John Reves of the County of Ashe and State of North Carolina, being somewhat weak in body but of sound and disposing mind and considering the uncertainty of this mortal do make and constitute this my last will and testament in the following manner to wit
In the first place I commend my soul to God who gave it and my boddy to be decently burried the expenses whereof and all my just debts to be paid as soon as convenient.
(2) as to what earthly goods it hath pleased God to bless me with I leave them as follows. As me and my beloved wife Nancy has a marriage contract whitch is to raise stock in common I bequeath and give unto her and her heirs the one half the proceeds as set forth in the marriage contract.
(3) I give and bequeath unto my daughter Charity McMillan and her heirs them tracts of land the one known as the Christopher Treadway tract supposed to contain two hundred acres and the other contain thirty acres adjoining the first tract known as the Ham Reves land.
(4) I give and bequeath to James Johnston Jun on hundred and fifty dollars and also I will and bequeath unto Sufiney Johnston one hundred dollars.
The residue of the property that I have on hand I want it equally divided between my two sons William B. and A.M. Reves and my daughter Charity McMillan and as to what money and notes I may have on hand at my death I want equally divided between my beloved wife and my here above named children. I appoint my two sons William B Reves and A.M. Reves my executors to settle my estate and confirming this to be my last will and testament given under my hand this the 14th day Feby 1881 Jno Reves
Witnessed by Nathan Reeves
Wm H McMillan
[The amounts bequeathed to James and Sufiney Johnson are substantial for that time. I can find no uncle/cousin kind of relationship between John Reeves and these people. They did not care for him in his old age or anything; he had a family to do that, and Sofina was housekeeper for her Uncle James at the time. James Jr and Sofina did not live together, such that they jointly could have been neighbors of John Reves and been left money because of friendship. The only reason I can think of for the bequest is that he was their biological father. He did happen to be about the same age as their mother. His eldest child, Charity, was born c1835, so both James and Sofina were probably born before John's marriage to Cynthia.].4 

Family 1 Catherine Caty Johnson b. 26 February 1805, d. circa 1871
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 Cynthia Baker b. 1818, d. 1873
Children  1. Charity Reeves b. 20 Jun 1835, d. 8 Feb 18971
  2. William Reeves b. 1837, d. 19191
  3. Andrew Reeves b. 1839, d. 19201

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #305, "Jesse Reeves - Part II, Elizabeth Obedience Terrell" contributed by Mary Rose Reeves Isennock.
  2. [S14] Russell Hamilton, Ashe County NC Cemetery Records, page 606.
  3. [S7] Danny L. Miller, Ashe County, North Carolina 1850 Census, page 44.
  4. [S758] John Reves will (Written Feb 14, 1881).

James B. Johnson
b. 11 January 1834, d. 11 June 1884

Father John Reeves b. 1 October 1809, d. 24 January 1883
Mother Catherine Caty Johnson b. 26 February 1805, d. circa 1871
Pedigree

Last Edited 1 May 2005

Birth 11 January 1834  James B. Johnson was born on 11 January 1834.1 
  He was the son of John Reeves and Catherine Caty Johnson
Marriage between 1851 and 1854  James B. Johnson married Charity ? between 1851 and 1854. 
Death 11 June 1884  James B. Johnson died on 11 June 1884 at Ashe County, NC, at age 50.1 
Note   For discussion of why I think James and Sofina were the children of John Reves, see John Reves will and following. 
Census 1860  James B. Johnson appeared on the census of 1860 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Household #230. Jefferson Twp
James Johnson 26
Charity 26
Emaline 6
Theophilus Lambert 1
Catherine 2/12.2 
Census 1870  James B. Johnson appeared on the census of 1870 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Peak Creek Twp, Household #63
Johnson, James Jr 38 farmer
Charity 39
Emaline 16
David 14
Elizina 11
Catherine 10
Mary 5
Richardson, Jane 26 domestic servant
John 2.3 
Census 1880  James B. Johnson appeared on the census of 1880 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Peak Creek Twp, HH180/181
Johnson, James 46 farmer
Charity 49
David F 23
Elzina 21
Catherine 19
Mary 14
John A 9
Margret 8
James 4.4 
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..5 
Fact 1 19 August 1884  On 19 August 1884, at Ashe County, NC,, "It appearing that James Johnson has died a resident of ashe County and intestate upon motion it is ordered that H.R. McMillan be appointed as administrator on the estate of the said James Johnson".6 
Fact 1 November 1884  In November 1884, at Ashe County, NC,, H.R. McMillan, adm of James Johnston [sic] reports there came into his hands from the estate of John Reves in cash the amount of $150.00.7 
Fact 1 16 February 1885  On 16 February 1885, at Ashe County, NC,, Charity Johnson, widow of James Johnson deceased registered a petition against David, Emeline, Elzina, Catherine, Mary Jane, John, Margret and James Johnson for her dower share in James Johnson's land. A.B. McMillan, A.D. Reed and L.R. Pennington laid off her dower on March 25..8 
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..9 
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..10 
Fact 1 4 April 1898  On 4 April 1898, at Ashe County, NC,, The wording of the deed is as follows: "whereas on the 16th day of July 1885 Sarah S. Johnson conveyed to me a certain parcel of tract of land in Ashe County on the waters of the South Fork of new River adjoining the lands of John H. Carson, A.D. Reed and others, containing 106 acres for the sum of $100 in trust for the heirs of James B. Johnson, eight in number, and by conveyance David L. Johnson has become the owner of three eighths of said land and James F Johnson has become the owner of three eighths of said land and Maud and Carle Johnson, heirs of John A Johnson have become owners of one fourth of said land and request separate deed...that part of said land agreed upon by the parties n the division of the same...beginning on a cucumber n the South bank of the South Fork of New River and running south 36 degrees west 51 poles to a stake, then south 8 degrees west 46 poles to a white oak then north 86 degrees east 45 poles to a stake A.D. Reed's corner, then north 76 degrees east 45 poles to a white oak John H. Carson's corner, thence north 84 poles to a chestnut on the bank of the river, thence with the river 61 poles to the beginning, containing 40 acres more or less." Signed H.R. McMillan, Witness D.B. Todd.11 

Family Charity ? b. 12 March 1831, d. 12 December 1895
Marriage between 1851 and 1854  He married Charity ? between 1851 and 1854. 
Children  1. Emaline Johnson b. c 18548
  2. David Johnson b. c 18568
  3. Elzina Johnson b. c 18598
  4. Catherine Johnson b. 18608
  5. Mary Jane Johnson b. c 18658
  6. John A. Johnson b. 2 Sep 1870, d. 19 Aug 189712,8
  7. Margret Johnson b. c 18728
  8. James Johnson b. c 18768

Citations
  1. [S219] McMillan Reed Johnson Cemetery; read by Karen Worley, June 14, 2003, tombstone of James B. and Charity T. Johnson.
  2. [S508] Ashe County, NC US Census 1860 , images of microfilm on line at Ancestry.com ,image 33-34 of 192.
  3. [S12] Jeffrey C. Weaver, The 1870 Federal Census of Ashe County, North Carolina, page 143.
  4. [S13] Mary Floy Schulz Katzman, The 1880 Federal Census of Ashe County, North Carolina, page 49.
  5. [S795] Deed from Jesse F and Margaret Blevins and Wm J and Martha Stringer to James B. Johnston, Book DD, page 526.
  6. [S774] Orders and Decrees, Ashe County Courthouse, Jefferson, NC , Book A, page 268.
  7. [S583] Ashe County, NC Record of Accounts 1869-1902 Reference Number c.006 50001, page 228.
  8. [S771] James Johnson (1884), Ashe County Estates Records. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC.
  9. [S762] Deed from H R McMillan to A D Reed, Book EE, page 466-467.
  10. [S768] Deed from H.R. McMillan to Sarah S. Johnson, Book MM, pages 498-499.
  11. [S765] Deed from H R McMillan toMaud and Carle Johnson, Book OO, page 96.
  12. [S14] Russell Hamilton, Ashe County NC Cemetery Records, page 359.

Jesse Reeves1
b. 1760, d. 1833

Last Edited 5 Jun 2003

Birth 1760  Jesse Reeves was born in 1760 at VA.2 
Marriage   He married Elizabeth Terrell.3 
Marriage between 1813 and 1818  Jesse Reeves married Mary Bower between 1813 and 1818.4 
Death 1833  Jesse Reeves died in 1833 at Ashe County, NC.2 
Census 1800  Jesse Reeves appeared on the census of 1800 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: 20010-40010.5 
Census 1810  Jesse Reeves appeared on the census of 1810 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: J. Reeves 31210-12110.6 
Census 1820  Jesse Reeves appeared on the census of 1820 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: 211201-01010.7 
Census 1830  Jesse Reeves appeared on the census of 1830 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: 011210001-2110001.8 
Will 15 September 1833  Jesse Reeves left a will on 15 September 1833 at Ashe County, NC. I Jesse Reeves of the county of Ashe and State of North Carolina being weak in body but of a sound and disposing mind and memory blessed by Almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say, First, I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary Reeves during her natural life or widowhood all and singular my home consisting of three tracts known by the name of the Eller tract, the Dickson and the Dick tract and at her death or marriage to descend to my three sons Jesse B Reeves, Alexander Reeves and Charles Reeves. Secondly, I give and bequeath unto my beloved sons John Reeves and Eli Reeves all my other lands which I own and possess to be divided equal between them (by themselves) if they can agree or if not to be divided by two or three good men of their own choosing with the exception of the tract whereon Robert Baker now lives all joining which I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Jane Baker and her children after her death. Thirdly, I give and bequeath unto my wife Mary Reeves and her children all my stock of cattle with the exceptions of the cattle I have or have had at Robert Baker's, which I give and bequeath unto my daughter Jane Baker, also I give and bequeath unto my wife Mary Reeves and her children all my stock of hogs and sheep, also I give and bequeath unto my wife Mary Reeves and her children four head of horses known by the names of Dick, Pidgeon Kit and Young Tim, also tree colts two yellow and one brown.
Fourthly, I give and bequeath unto my two sons John Reeves and Eli Reeves five young horse beasts being the residue or remainder of my stock of horses Except one filly which I give to my daughter Jane Baker and which Robert Baker has in his possession.
Fifthly, I give and bequeath unto my son John Reeves one black boy by the name of Rodge, and unto my son Eli Reeves one black boy by the name of London, and unto my daughter Elizabeth Cox, one black Girl by the name of Mossey and unto my daughter Jane Baker and her children one black boy named Joe.
Sixthly, I give and bequeath unto my wife Mary Reeves during her life or widowhood all the balance of my Negroes, consisting of five boys, namely Bil, Samuelson, Simon, Hard and Dick and three women Lucy, Rachal and Nance and to decend to her children as they become of age or at the death or marriage of my wife with their increase, also I give unto my wife Mary Reeves all my household and kitchen furniture to be disposed of at her will and pleasure, also all the farming tools of every kind to be retained by my wife Mary Reeves on the farm.
Seventhly, I will that one black man by the name of Handy which is now hired at the Lead mines on New River be sold and the money equally divided between my three sons George Reeves, John Reeves and Eli Reeves, also one black girl named Hanner.
Last I hereby appoint my beloved friend George Bower my sole executor to carry this my last will and testament into effect, empowering him to collect all debts due me and to make sale of such stock or negroes as he shall see proper for the purpose of settling my debts, such property to be taken out of the bequests to my wife Mary Reeves and her children, and I do hereby revoke all other wills by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 15th day of September AD 1833.
Jesse Reeves
Signed sealed published and declaimed by the above named Jesse Reeves to be his last will and testament in ?? and presence of testator George Koons, Low? Grimsly, R Gentry.9 

Family 1 Elizabeth Terrell
Marriage   He married Elizabeth Terrell.3 
Children  1. Nancy Reeves b. bt 1790 - 17943
  2. George Reeves b. bt 1790 - 18003
  3. Jane Reeves b. bt 1790 - 1800, d. c 18393
  4. Elizabeth Reeves b. 30 Aug 17983
  5. John Reeves+ b. 1 Oct 1809, d. 24 Jan 188310
  6. Eli Reeves b. 1813, d. c 189010

Family 2 Mary Bower
Marriage between 1813 and 1818  Jesse Reeves married Mary Bower between 1813 and 1818.4 
Children  1. Charity Reeves b. 1818, d. 18804
  2. Jesse Bower Reeves b. 1819, d. 18634
  3. Alexander Reeves+ b. 1821, d. c 18804
  4. Sally Reeves b. 4 Oct 1825, d. 5 Apr 19094
  5. Mary Reeves b. 29 Jun 1829, d. 8 Jan 19134
  6. Charles Gordon Reeves+ b. 25 Apr 1832, d. 19 Oct 18984

Citations
  1. [S14] Russell Hamilton, Ashe County NC Cemetery Records, page 606.
  2. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #304, "Jesse Reeves - Part I," contributed by Mary Rose Reeves Isennock.
  3. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #305, "Jesse Reeves - Part II,Elizabeth Obedience Terrell" contributed by Mary Rose Reeves Isennock.
  4. [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.
  5. [S228] Ashe County, NC US census 1800, transcribed by Jeff Weaver .
  6. [S229] Ashe County, NC US census 1810, transcribed by Jeff Weaver .
  7. [S612] Ashe County, NC US census 1820, images of microfilm on line at Ancestry.com.
  8. [S6] Ruth W. Shepherd, 1830 Federal Census, Ashe County, North Carolina, page 7.
  9. [S760] Jesse Reeves will (Written Sept 15, 1833).
  10. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #305, "Jesse Reeves - Part II, Elizabeth Obedience Terrell" contributed by Mary Rose Reeves Isennock.

Elizabeth Terrell

Last Edited 5 Jun 2003

Marriage   Elizabeth Terrell married Jesse Reeves.1 

Family Jesse Reeves b. 1760, d. 1833
Children  1. Nancy Reeves b. bt 1790 - 17941
  2. George Reeves b. bt 1790 - 18001
  3. Jane Reeves b. bt 1790 - 1800, d. c 18391
  4. Elizabeth Reeves b. 30 Aug 17981
  5. John Reeves+ b. 1 Oct 1809, d. 24 Jan 18832,3
  6. Eli Reeves b. 1813, d. c 18903

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #305, "Jesse Reeves - Part II,Elizabeth Obedience Terrell" contributed by Mary Rose Reeves Isennock.
  2. [S14] Russell Hamilton, Ashe County NC Cemetery Records, page 606.
  3. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #305, "Jesse Reeves - Part II, Elizabeth Obedience Terrell" contributed by Mary Rose Reeves Isennock.

Mary Bower

Last Edited 5 Jun 2003

Marriage between 1813 and 1818  Mary Bower married Jesse Reeves between 1813 and 1818.1 

Family Jesse Reeves b. 1760, d. 1833
Children  1. Charity Reeves b. 1818, d. 18801
  2. Jesse Bower Reeves b. 1819, d. 18631
  3. Alexander Reeves+ b. 1821, d. c 18801
  4. Sally Reeves b. 4 Oct 1825, d. 5 Apr 19091
  5. Mary Reeves b. 29 Jun 1829, d. 8 Jan 19131
  6. Charles Gordon Reeves+ b. 25 Apr 1832, d. 19 Oct 18981

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.

George Reeves
b. between 1790 and 1800

Father Jesse Reeves1 b. 1760, d. 1833
Mother Elizabeth Terrell1
Pedigree

Last Edited 4 Jun 2003

Birth between 1790 and 1800  George Reeves was born between 1790 and 1800. 
  He was the son of Jesse Reeves and Elizabeth Terrell.1 

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #305, "Jesse Reeves - Part II,Elizabeth Obedience Terrell" contributed by Mary Rose Reeves Isennock.

Elizabeth Reeves
b. 30 August 1798

Father Jesse Reeves1 b. 1760, d. 1833
Mother Elizabeth Terrell1
Pedigree

Last Edited 4 Jun 2003

Birth 30 August 1798  Elizabeth Reeves was born on 30 August 1798.2 
  She was the daughter of Jesse Reeves and Elizabeth Terrell.1 
Marriage   Elizabeth Reeves married William Cox.1 

Family William Cox

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #305, "Jesse Reeves - Part II,Elizabeth Obedience Terrell" contributed by Mary Rose Reeves Isennock.
  2. [S14] Russell Hamilton, Ashe County NC Cemetery Records, page 153.

William Cox

Last Edited 3 Jun 2003

Marriage   William Cox married Elizabeth Reeves, daughter of Jesse Reeves and Elizabeth Terrell.1 

Family Elizabeth Reeves b. 30 August 1798

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #305, "Jesse Reeves - Part II,Elizabeth Obedience Terrell" contributed by Mary Rose Reeves Isennock.

Eli Reeves
b. 1813, d. circa 1890

Father Jesse Reeves1 b. 1760, d. 1833
Mother Elizabeth Terrell1
Pedigree

Last Edited 5 Jun 2003

Birth 1813  Eli Reeves was born in 1813.1 
  He was the son of Jesse Reeves and Elizabeth Terrell.1 
Marriage   Eli Reeves married Susan Landreth.1 
Death circa 1890  Eli Reeves died circa 1890 at KY.1 

Family Susan Landreth b. 1820

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #305, "Jesse Reeves - Part II, Elizabeth Obedience Terrell" contributed by Mary Rose Reeves Isennock.

Susan Landreth
b. 1820

Last Edited 5 Jun 2003

Birth 1820  Susan Landreth was born in 1820.1 
Marriage   She married Eli Reeves, son of Jesse Reeves and Elizabeth Terrell.1 

Family Eli Reeves b. 1813, d. circa 1890

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #305, "Jesse Reeves - Part II, Elizabeth Obedience Terrell" contributed by Mary Rose Reeves Isennock.

Jane Reeves
b. between 1790 and 1800, d. circa 1839

Father Jesse Reeves1 b. 1760, d. 1833
Mother Elizabeth Terrell1
Pedigree

Last Edited 4 Jun 2003

Birth between 1790 and 1800  Jane Reeves was born between 1790 and 1800.2 
  She was the daughter of Jesse Reeves and Elizabeth Terrell.1 
Marriage   Jane Reeves married Robert Baker.1 
Death circa 1839  Jane Reeves died circa 1839.1 
Census 1830  Jane Reeves appeared on the census of 1830 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: 200001-230001.2 

Family Robert Baker

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #305, "Jesse Reeves - Part II,Elizabeth Obedience Terrell" contributed by Mary Rose Reeves Isennock.
  2. [S6] Ruth W. Shepherd, 1830 Federal Census, Ashe County, North Carolina, page 9.

Robert Baker

Last Edited 3 Jun 2003

Marriage   Robert Baker married Jane Reeves, daughter of Jesse Reeves and Elizabeth Terrell.1 

Family Jane Reeves b. between 1790 and 1800, d. circa 1839

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #305, "Jesse Reeves - Part II,Elizabeth Obedience Terrell" contributed by Mary Rose Reeves Isennock.

Jesse Bower Reeves1
b. 1819, d. 1863

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

Last Edited 5 Jun 2003

Birth 1819  Jesse Bower Reeves was born in 1819.1 
  He was the son of Jesse Reeves and Mary Bower.1 
Marriage   Jesse Bower Reeves married Alva Johnson, daughter of William Johnson and Annie Richardson.1 
Death 1863  Jesse Bower Reeves died in 1863.1 
Census 1860  Jesse Bower Reeves appeared on the census of 1860 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Jeffeerson Township, HH#212
Jesse Reves 41
Elvia 35
Comilia 11
Mary 1
John 10.2 

Family Alva Johnson b. 1824, d. 1897

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. [S11] Danny Miller, 1860 Ashe County, North Carolina Census, page 14.

Alva Johnson1
b. 1824, d. 1897

Father William Johnson b. 30 April 1794
Mother Annie Richardson
Pedigree

Last Edited 9 Jun 2003

Birth 1824  Alva Johnson was born in 1824.2 
  She was the daughter of William Johnson and Annie Richardson
Marriage   Alva Johnson married Jesse Bower Reeves, son of Jesse Reeves and Mary Bower.2 
Death 1897  Alva Johnson died in 1897.2 

Family Jesse Bower Reeves b. 1819, d. 1863

Citations
  1. (The heritage book article says her name was Alva. the Cemetery Records book says it was Alvia. The 1860 census has her as Elvia.).
  2. [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.

Nancy Reeves
b. between 1790 and 1794

Father Jesse Reeves1 b. 1760, d. 1833
Mother Elizabeth Terrell1
Pedigree

Last Edited 4 Jun 2003

Birth between 1790 and 1794  Nancy Reeves was born between 1790 and 1794. 
  She was the daughter of Jesse Reeves and Elizabeth Terrell.1 
Marriage   Nancy Reeves married Terrel Bledsoe.1 

Family Terrel Bledsoe b. 1786

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #305, "Jesse Reeves - Part II,Elizabeth Obedience Terrell" contributed by Mary Rose Reeves Isennock.

Terrel Bledsoe
b. 1786

Last Edited 3 Jun 2003

Birth 1786  Terrel Bledsoe was born in 1786. 
Marriage   He married Nancy Reeves, daughter of Jesse Reeves and Elizabeth Terrell.1 

Family Nancy Reeves b. between 1790 and 1794

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #305, "Jesse Reeves - Part II,Elizabeth Obedience Terrell" contributed by Mary Rose Reeves Isennock.

Charity Reeves
b. 1818, d. 1880

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

Last Edited 5 Jun 2003

Birth 1818  Charity Reeves was born in 1818.1 
  She was the daughter of Jesse Reeves and Mary Bower.1 
Marriage   Charity Reeves married Jesse A Reeves.1 
Death 1880  Charity Reeves died in 1880.1 

Family Jesse A Reeves b. 1815, d. 1865

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.

Jesse A Reeves1
b. 1815, d. 1865

Last Edited 5 Jun 2003

Birth 1815  Jesse A Reeves was born in 1815.1 
Marriage   He married Charity Reeves, daughter of Jesse Reeves and Mary Bower.1 
Death 1865  Jesse A Reeves died in 1865.1 

Family Charity Reeves b. 1818, d. 1880

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.

Alexander Reeves
b. 1821, d. circa 1880

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

Last Edited 5 Jun 2003

Birth 1821  Alexander Reeves was born in 1821.1 
  He was the son of Jesse Reeves and Mary Bower.1 
Marriage   Alexander Reeves married Lydia Reeves.1 
Death circa 1880  Alexander Reeves died circa 1880.1 
Fact 1 23 June 1849  On 23 June 1849, at Ashe County, NC,, James Johnson sold to Alexander Reves for $150, 150 acres on the waters of the South Fork of New River adjoining Carson, Gentry and Jesse Reves. The deed was witnessed by M. Carson and E.C. Bartlett.

This must be land James inherited from his father, since there's no record of his receiving it by a deed or grant. There was a fire at the Ashe courthouse in the 1860's which apparently destroyed some records, including wills. There is no will recorded for Alexander Johnson in the Ashe willbooks, but then there are less than 20 wills for the first 50 years of the county's existence, so I believe he must have had one and it was lost..2 
Census 1850  Alexander Reeves appeared on the census of 1850 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Household #700
Alex Reves 30
Lydia 28 b Va
Giles 9
Mahala 7
Mary 5
Franklin 2
Hardin Swillavin 23.3 

Family Lydia Reeves b. 1822, d. 1890
Child  1. Mahala Reeves b. 1841, d. 19204

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. [S766] Deed from James Johnson to Alexander Reves, Book BB, page 363.
  3. [S7] Danny L. Miller, Ashe County, North Carolina 1850 Census, page 45.
  4. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #305, "Jesse Reeves - Part II, Elizabeth Obedience Terrell" contributed by Mary Rose Reeves Isennock.

Lydia Reeves
b. 1822, d. 1890

Last Edited 5 Jun 2003

Birth 1822  Lydia Reeves was born in 1822.1 
Marriage   She married Alexander Reeves, son of Jesse Reeves and Mary Bower.1 
Death 1890  Lydia Reeves died in 1890.1 

Family Alexander Reeves b. 1821, d. circa 1880
Child  1. Mahala Reeves b. 1841, d. 19202

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. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #305, "Jesse Reeves - Part II, Elizabeth Obedience Terrell" contributed by Mary Rose Reeves Isennock.

Sally Reeves
b. 4 October 1825, d. 5 April 1909

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

Last Edited 5 Jun 2003

Birth 4 October 1825  Sally Reeves was born on 4 October 1825.2 
  She was the daughter of Jesse Reeves and Mary Bower.1 
Marriage   Sally Reeves married William Colvard.1 
Death 5 April 1909  Sally Reeves died on 5 April 1909 at age 83.2 

Family William Colvard b. 26 December 1822, d. 28 March 1881

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 144.

William Colvard
b. 26 December 1822, d. 28 March 1881

Last Edited 5 Jun 2003

Birth 26 December 1822  William Colvard was born on 26 December 1822.1 
Marriage   He married Sally Reeves, daughter of Jesse Reeves and Mary Bower.2 
Death 28 March 1881  William Colvard died on 28 March 1881 at age 58.1 

Family Sally Reeves b. 4 October 1825, d. 5 April 1909

Citations
  1. [S14] Russell Hamilton, Ashe County NC Cemetery Records, page 144.
  2. [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.

Mary Reeves
b. 29 June 1829, d. 8 January 1913

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

Last Edited 5 Jun 2003

Birth 29 June 1829  Mary Reeves was born on 29 June 1829.2 
  She was the daughter of Jesse Reeves and Mary Bower.1 
Marriage   Mary Reeves married Andrew Jackson Vannoy.1 
Death 8 January 1913  Mary Reeves died on 8 January 1913 at age 83.2 

Family Andrew Jackson Vannoy b. 27 March 1821, d. 8 May 1909

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 832.

Andrew Jackson Vannoy
b. 27 March 1821, d. 8 May 1909

Last Edited 5 Jun 2003

Birth 27 March 1821  Andrew Jackson Vannoy was born on 27 March 1821.1 
Marriage   He married Mary Reeves, daughter of Jesse Reeves and Mary Bower.2 
Death 8 May 1909  Andrew Jackson Vannoy died on 8 May 1909 at age 88.1 

Family Mary Reeves b. 29 June 1829, d. 8 January 1913

Citations
  1. [S14] Russell Hamilton, Ashe County NC Cemetery Records, page 830.
  2. [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.

Cynthia Baker1
b. 1818, d. 1873

Last Edited 5 Jun 2003

Birth 1818  Cynthia Baker was born in 1818.1 
Marriage circa 1834  She married John Reeves, son of Jesse Reeves and Elizabeth Terrell, circa 1834.1 
Death 1873  Cynthia Baker died in 1873.1 

Family John Reeves b. 1 October 1809, d. 24 January 1883
Children  1. Charity Reeves b. 20 Jun 1835, d. 8 Feb 18971
  2. William Reeves b. 1837, d. 19191
  3. Andrew Reeves b. 1839, d. 19201

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #305, "Jesse Reeves - Part II, Elizabeth Obedience Terrell" contributed by Mary Rose Reeves Isennock.

Charity Reeves1
b. 20 June 1835, d. 8 February 1897

Father John Reeves2 b. 1 October 1809, d. 24 January 1883
Mother Cynthia Baker2 b. 1818, d. 1873
Pedigree

Last Edited 5 Jun 2003

Birth 20 June 1835  Charity Reeves was born on 20 June 1835.1 
  She was the daughter of John Reeves and Cynthia Baker.2 
Marriage   Charity Reeves married Andrew N. McMillan, son of Andrew McMillan and Jane Fields.3,2 
Death 8 February 1897  Charity Reeves died on 8 February 1897 at age 61.1 

Family Andrew N. McMillan

Citations
  1. [S14] Russell Hamilton, Ashe County NC Cemetery Records, page 448.
  2. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #305, "Jesse Reeves - Part II, Elizabeth Obedience Terrell" contributed by Mary Rose Reeves Isennock.
  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.

William Reeves1
b. 1837, d. 1919

Father John Reeves1 b. 1 October 1809, d. 24 January 1883
Mother Cynthia Baker1 b. 1818, d. 1873
Pedigree

Last Edited 5 Jun 2003

Birth 1837  William Reeves was born in 1837.1 
  He was the son of John Reeves and Cynthia Baker.1 
Marriage   William Reeves married Elizabeth L Alexander.1 
Death 1919  William Reeves died in 1919 at Wilkes County, NC.1 

Family Elizabeth L Alexander b. 1834, d. 1925

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #305, "Jesse Reeves - Part II, Elizabeth Obedience Terrell" contributed by Mary Rose Reeves Isennock.

Elizabeth L Alexander1
b. 1834, d. 1925

Last Edited 5 Jun 2003

Birth 1834  Elizabeth L Alexander was born in 1834.1 
Marriage   She married William Reeves, son of John Reeves and Cynthia Baker.1 
Death 1925  Elizabeth L Alexander died in 1925.1 

Family William Reeves b. 1837, d. 1919

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #305, "Jesse Reeves - Part II, Elizabeth Obedience Terrell" contributed by Mary Rose Reeves Isennock.

Andrew Reeves1
b. 1839, d. 1920

Father John Reeves1 b. 1 October 1809, d. 24 January 1883
Mother Cynthia Baker1 b. 1818, d. 1873
Pedigree

Last Edited 5 Jun 2003

Birth 1839  Andrew Reeves was born in 1839.1 
  He was the son of John Reeves and Cynthia Baker.1 
Marriage   Andrew Reeves married Mahala Reeves, daughter of Alexander Reeves and Lydia Reeves.1 
Death 1920  Andrew Reeves died in 1920.1 

Family Mahala Reeves b. 1841, d. 1920

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #305, "Jesse Reeves - Part II, Elizabeth Obedience Terrell" contributed by Mary Rose Reeves Isennock.

Mahala Reeves1
b. 1841, d. 1920

Father Alexander Reeves1 b. 1821, d. circa 1880
Mother Lydia Reeves1 b. 1822, d. 1890
Pedigree

Last Edited 5 Jun 2003

Birth 1841  Mahala Reeves was born in 1841.1 
  She was the daughter of Alexander Reeves and Lydia Reeves.1 
Marriage   Mahala Reeves married Andrew Reeves, son of John Reeves and Cynthia Baker.1 
Death 1920  Mahala Reeves died in 1920.1 

Family Andrew Reeves b. 1839, d. 1920

Citations
  1. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #305, "Jesse Reeves - Part II, Elizabeth Obedience Terrell" contributed by Mary Rose Reeves Isennock.

James Johnson
b. 5 June 1810, d. circa 1884

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 5 June 1810  James Johnson was born on 5 June 1810.1 
  He was the son of Alexander Johnson and Frances Frankie Gambill
Death circa 1884  James Johnson died circa 1884 at Ashe County, NC. 
Fact 1 23 June 1849  On 23 June 1849, at Ashe County, NC,, James Johnson sold to Alexander Reves for $150, 150 acres on the waters of the South Fork of New River adjoining Carson, Gentry and Jesse Reves. The deed was witnessed by M. Carson and E.C. Bartlett.

This must be land James inherited from his father, since there's no record of his receiving it by a deed or grant. There was a fire at the Ashe courthouse in the 1860's which apparently destroyed some records, including wills. There is no will recorded for Alexander Johnson in the Ashe willbooks, but then there are less than 20 wills for the first 50 years of the county's existence, so I believe he must have had one and it was lost..2 
Census 1850  James Johnson and Frances Frankie Gambill appeared on the census of 1850 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: James Johnson 40, Sarah 18, James 16, Frances 81.3 
(Witness) Census 1860  James Johnson appeared on the census of 1860 in the household of Jefferson Stringer and Catherine Caty Johnson at Ashe County, NC.4 
Census 1870  James Johnson and Sarah Sophina Johnson appeared on the census of 1870 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: Chesnut Hill Twp, Household #112
Johnson, James 60 farmer $800
Sophna 38
Alexr 20
Elizabeth 9
Gowens, Henry 20.5 
Census 1880  James Johnson and Sarah Sophina Johnson appeared on the census of 1880 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: HH 182 Peak Creek Twp
Johnson, James 70 marital status widower
Sophia 48 Niece, marital status single
Alexander 29 Nephew
all born in NC.6 
Fact 1 2 February 1884  On 2 February 1884, at Ashe County, NC,, Sophina Johnson appeared before a justice of the peace and claimed that James Johnson, deceased, owed her $1,178.00 for labor rendered by her. She signed with her mark. It was registered in the deed book..7 
Fact 1 2 February 1884  On 2 February 1884, at Ashe County, NC,, Alexander Johnson appeared before the justice of the peace and swore that James Johnson, deceased, owed him $1,100.00, for for eleven years "work and labor" at $100 per year. He signed his name "J.A. Johnson," and the claim was recorded in the deed book..7 
Fact 1 4 February 1884  On 4 February 1884, at Ashe County, NC,, "It appearing to the satisfaction of the court that James Johnston sen is dead and having left no last will and testament it is ordered that A.N. McMillan be appointed administrator of the estate of the said James Johnston, the next of kin having failed to apply after notice issued to them. He having come into court and filed his bond.".8 
Fact 1 4 August 1884  On 4 August 1884, at Ashe County, NC,, This item ran in the Appalachian Philosopher newspaper for 6 weeks ending September 13, 1884: "Petition for sale of land for assets. A.N. McMillan, administrator of James Johnson, deceased and others, plaintiffs, against Hiram Johnson and others defendants. It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that Hiram Johnson, Amanda Johnson, Alexander Johnson, John Johnson, William Johnson, George Howell and wife Elizabeth, Hardin Sullivan and wife Franky, Jesse Johnson, Edward Johnson, ____ Burton and wife Polly, ______ Joiner and wife Sukey, are nonresidents of this state. It is therefore ordered that publication be made for six weeks in the Appalachian Philosopher, a newspaper published in the town of Jefferson, commanding the said non-residents to appear at the office of the said Clerk of the Superior Court of Ashe County within 25 days after the expiration of the said six weeks and answer the petition of plaintiffs, or the same will be heard ex parte as to them." I don't recognize all these names, but Edward, Sukey, Jesse and Polly are the names of siblings of James, and Franky is the name of one of William's offspring. This is definite evidence that the James Johnson who died in 1884 and whose administrator was A.N. McMillan was indeed the James Johnson son of Alexander and Franky. Since he had no children, his siblings or their children are his heirs. The only ones listed here are the ones who did not live in NC..9 
Fact 1 1 March 1886  On 1 March 1886, at Ashe County, NC,, "By virtue of a decree of the Superior Court of Ashe County authorizing me to sell the lands of ?mns intestate James Johnson to create assets to pay the debts of the said James Johnson," A.N. McMillan, administrator, after advertisement, sold to A.D. Reed, the highest bidder, for $70.00, a tract of land on the waters of the South Fork of the New River adjoining Alex Reeves.10 

Citations
  1. [S59] Letter, Dr. Louis Johnson to Eddie Nikazy, 7/27/1990.
  2. [S766] Deed from James Johnson to Alexander Reves, Book BB, page 363.
  3. [S7] Danny L. Miller, Ashe County, North Carolina 1850 Census, page 47, Household of James Johnson #728.
  4. [S508] Ashe County, NC US Census 1860 , images of microfilm on line at Ancestry.com ,image 80 of 192.
  5. [S12] Jeffrey C. Weaver, The 1870 Federal Census of Ashe County, North Carolina, page 13.
  6. [S13] Mary Floy Schulz Katzman, The 1880 Federal Census of Ashe County, North Carolina, page 50.
  7. [S767] Claims of Sophina and Alexander Johnson against the estate of James Johnson, Deed BOok BB, page 357.
  8. [S774] Orders and Decrees, Ashe County Courthouse, Jefferson, NC , Book A, page 252.
  9. [S771] James Johnson (1884), Ashe County Estates Records. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC.
  10. [S761] Deed from A N McMillan to A D Reed, Book EE, page 466.

Charity ?
b. 12 March 1831, d. 12 December 1895

Last Edited 22 Apr 2005

Birth 12 March 1831  Charity ? was born on 12 March 1831.1 
Marriage between 1851 and 1854  She married James B. Johnson, son of John Reeves and Catherine Caty Johnson, between 1851 and 1854. 
Death 12 December 1895  Charity ? died on 12 December 1895 at age 64.1 

Family James B. Johnson b. 11 January 1834, d. 11 June 1884
Children  1. Emaline Johnson b. c 18542
  2. David Johnson b. c 18562
  3. Elzina Johnson b. c 18592
  4. Catherine Johnson b. 18602
  5. Mary Jane Johnson b. c 18652
  6. John A. Johnson b. 2 Sep 1870, d. 19 Aug 18972
  7. Margret Johnson b. c 18722
  8. James Johnson b. c 18762

Citations
  1. [S219] McMillan Reed Johnson Cemetery; read by Karen Worley, June 14, 2003, Tombstone inscription, James B and Charity T Johnson.
  2. [S771] James Johnson (1884), Ashe County Estates Records. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC.

Millie Wingler1

Last Edited 8 Jun 2003

Marriage 14 July 1872  Millie Wingler married Jefferson Stringer on 14 July 1872 at Grayson County, VA.1 

Family Jefferson Stringer

Citations
  1. [S232] Lester, Peggy. Email , Dated 10/11/00.

Morgan Brown1,2

Father James Brown b. between 1780 and 1790, d. 1850
Mother Unknown first wife (?)1
Pedigree

Last Edited 29 Jan 2004

  Morgan Brown is the son of James Brown and Unknown first wife (?).1 
Note   I don't know for sure if Morgan existed. There is no Morgan Brown in any household in Ashe County in either the 1850 census or the 1860 census. And there are no sons in James' household in the 1840 or 1830 census other than Martin and Gibson. But family tradition in Martin's family is that Martin had a brother named Morgan who was killed during the Civil War. And there is one deed in the Ashe Courthouse for "Margan Brown" purchasing land adjoining William Brown, although I guess it's possible that Margon was a mis-print for Major. We do know that James had other children before Martin and Gibson who apparently weren't in Ashe County until later, so it's possible that Morgan did exist and was another of these earlier children of James. But that doesn't explain where he was in the 1860 census.2,1 

Citations
  1. [S36] "Gale Roland Brown Family," Vicki and Geneva Watkins,Ashe County Public Library, ;.
  2. [S772] Deed from Alfred Dickson to Margon Brown, Book U, page 522-523.

Unnamed Twin McMillan1
b. 16 May 1896, d. 25 May 1896

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 14 Jun 2003

Birth 16 May 1896  Unnamed Twin McMillan was born on 16 May 1896.1 
  Unnamed Twin McMillan was the child of Hardin Rudolphus McMillan and Sarah Elizabeth Johnson.1 
Death 25 May 1896  Unnamed Twin McMillan died on 25 May 1896 at age 0.1 

Citations
  1. [S219] McMillan Reed Johnson Cemetery; read by Karen Worley, June 14, 2003.

Mahala McMillan1
b. 5 November 1818, d. 19 February 1907

Father John McMillan1,2 b. 12 March 1795, d. 1855
Mother Narcessa Gambill1 b. 7 July 1798, d. 6 May 1876
Pedigree

Last Edited 16 Jun 2003

Birth 5 November 1818  Mahala McMillan was born on 5 November 1818.1 
  She was the daughter of John McMillan and Narcessa Gambill.1,2 
Birth 5 November 1819  Mahala McMillan was born on 5 November 1819.2 
Marriage   She married Caswell Halsey.1,2 
Death 19 February 1907  Mahala McMillan died on 19 February 1907 at age 88.1 
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.3 

Family Caswell Halsey

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. [S777] John McMillan (1855), Ashe County Estates Records.

Caswell Halsey

Last Edited 16 Jun 2003

Marriage   Caswell Halsey married Mahala McMillan, daughter of John McMillan and Narcessa Gambill.1,2 

Family Mahala McMillan b. 5 November 1818, d. 19 February 1907

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.

Elizabeth Jones
b. between 1818 and 1820, d. 1868

Last Edited 17 Jun 2003

Birth between 1818 and 1820  Elizabeth Jones was born between 1818 and 1820 at Franklin County, VA. 
Death 1868  She died in 1868 at Ashe County, NC. 
Census 1840  Elizabeth Jones and William Moore appeared on the census of 1840 at Franklin County, VA, as follows: 00000001-12001. The woman is the right age to be Elizabeth Jones.1 
Census 1850  Elizabeth Jones and William Moore appeared on the census of 1850 at Floyd County, VA, as follows: Wm Moore 64 laborer b Franklin
Elizabeth Jones 32 b Franklin
Cynthia Jones 11 b Franklin
Isam Jones 9 b Floyd
Berrage Jones 7 b Floyd
Rosenbaum Jones 3 b Floyd
Cealy Jones 2 b Floyd.2
 
Census 1860  Elizabeth Jones and William Moore appeared on the census of 1860 at Floyd County, VA, as follows: Household #642
Elizabeth Jones 40 farming
Lucinda 20
Berrage 15
Rosenbaum 14
Celia A 12
Ezekial 10
Walker 9
Thos 4
Wm Moore 76
I think this couple may have been "living together." When they were together in 1850, I thought she was a widowed daughter. But notice she kept having children after 1850, so somebody had to father them. William did have a daughter Judy who married a Jones, but they lived in Patrick County in the 1850 census and had a completely different list of children.3 
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..4 

Family William Moore b. between 1784 and 1786, d. 29 December 1869
Children  1. Cynthia or Lucinda Jones b. bt 1839 - 1840
  2. Isam Jones b. c 1841
  3. Berrage Jones b. bt 1843 - 1845
  4. Rosenbaum Jones b. bt 1846 - 1847
  5. Cealy Jones b. c 1848
  6. Ezekial Jones b. c 1850
  7. Walker Jones b. 8 Aug 18535
  8. Thomas Jones b. c 1856

Citations
  1. [S318] Franklin County, VA US Census 1840 ,image 31 of 114.
  2. [S320] Floyd County, VA US Census 1850 ,image 77 of 144.
  3. [S343] Floyd County, VA US Census 1860 ,image 89 of 197.
  4. [S774] Orders and Decrees, Ashe County Courthouse, Jefferson, NC , Book A, page 1.
  5. [S779] Irene Underwood, message titled "Re: Courthouse look-up,", listserve message to e-mail address, 6/16/2003.


       

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Karen Reynolds Worley
Wilkesboro, NC

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