Churchill Delamar, the grandson of Sarah Carraway Delamar married Polly Clayton, the daughter of another, younger Sarah Carraway. The older Sarah was the daughter of William Carraway, while Sarah Clayton was the daughter of Nathaniel Carraway and the wife of Rev. James Clayton, grandson of the original Craven County James Clayton. (Churchill Delamar was the son of another Francis Delamar.)
It gets confusing! This file attempts to describe (briefly) the early antecedents of these Delamars and to elucidate their relationships with the Carraways and the Claytons.
In 1694 Francis was appointed
administrator of David Travis, having
married Mrs. Daniel (Susannah) Travis
that year. (Travis may have
been from Mass, and Miss Marybelle
Carraway, a noted Carraway
researcher, thought that the Delamar's
port of entry was also in
Francis and Susannah Delamar had one son, Francis II.
1703 Francis Delamar I md2 Ann Mayo
3 children: Stephen, Isaac, and Anne
Presumably Stephen and Isaac, sons of Francis Delamar I, had no issue.
In 1703 Francis Delamar was a member of
the General Court.
In 1711 Francis Delamar was an assemblyman. The same year, with other wardens and vestryman of the Parish, he sent a letter of appreciation of the Rev. Mr. Adams.
Francis Delamar II married Susannah some time before 1741, the year he died. They had two sons, Francis III and Thomas. In his will Francis left his dwelling house and plantation to son Francis and and to son Thomas his plantation on the south side of Broad Creek, which he had bought from John Forbush.
1. Francis III married 1) Miriam Barclift and 2) Harty Nelson.
2. Thomas Delamar, son of Francis II, (1725-87) was said to be born on the Lower Broad Creek in what became Pamlico Co. About 1750 he married 1st Sarah Carraway, the daughter of William and Ann Moore Carraway.
Thomas Delamar married 2nd Ann.
In 1745 Francis III and Thomas Delamar were listed in the militia district of Capt. Shine in Craven Co. Francis Delamar III was a captain in the Revolution.
The children of Francis Delamar III
1. Thomas (1762-1819) died in Monroe Co. Ga. He married 1) Eliz Hall in 1789 and 2) Fanny Avery in 1804.
2. Nelson Delamar married Elizabeth Huckleton.
3. Marian Delamar was a maiden lady.
4. Demson Delamar married Tomson Clayton in 1782 (daughter of James Clayton, Sr.)
5. Sarah Delamar (1765-1818) married Thomas Clayton (son of James Clayton, Sr.) in 1784.
6. Susannah married Cason Fulsher in 1786.
7. Joseph married Mary Hall in 1816.
9. Nancy (a Nancy married William Sparrow no date)
10. Francis V
Thomas Delamar (1725-87), the younger son of Francis Delamar II wrote his will in 1784. Witnesses were Francis Delamar (probably his son) and Joseph Carraway, a kinsman of Thomas's first wife. Carraway proved the will in 1787. The will named sons Francis, Smith, John, and Steven and daughters Rhesa, Sarah, Anne and Mary. Executors were his wife, son Francis and son-in-law Thomas Sparrow.
The children of Thomas Delamar were:
Francis (IV) (1759?-1822)) married Elizabeth Delamar Bryan Dawson in 1782. Francis and Elizabeth were distant cousins, both descended from Francis Delamar I.
He married 2nd Elizabeth "Betsy" Brooks Morris, daughter of Joseph Brooks.
(Betsy Brooks had married John Morris in 1800, but by 1803 she was the wife of Francis Delamar.)
Francis Delamar IV was said to be a private in the Revolutionary Army.
Rhesa (1757-1803?) married Thomas
Sarah married Col. Joseph Nelson in 1792.
Smith married Sally Shine in 1800
John married Susannah Ives
Ann (married John Thomas? in 1789 or was it Thomas' widow who married John Thomas?).
Stephen married Mary Carney, a widow, in 1805.
2. Churchill (1786) married Polly
Clayton (daughter of Rev. James
Clayton) in 1811.
3. Selden Jasper married Elizabeth Cratch in 1816.
4. Patsy married Spencer Pittman in 1805.
5. Mary married Henry Ives in 1807.
6. Thomas (1794-1863) married Hannah Longues in 1819.
Francis Delamar IV married his 2nd wife,
Elizabeth Brooks Morris, in
1806. Their children were
7. Hawkins, b ca 1813
8. John A. b. ca 1815
Francis Delamar IV, son of Thomas Delamar, moved to Pulaski Co. GA, where he died in 1825. Administrators Selden and Thomas, his sons, gave bond for $6000. His wife, Elizabeth (Betsey) Brooks Morris Delamar, thereupon returned to Craven Co. with the younger children, John A. and Hawkins Delamar. In 1825 she paid James Carruthers $50 for bringing John A.'s negroes from GA and later Hawkins' negroes were also transported back from GA.
In 1821 Francis Delamar married Mary Wood in Pulaski Co. GA.
(For the following section I'm indebted to Cousin Margaret Clayton Russell, descendant of Sarah Delamar and Thomas Clayton):
In 1804 Sarah Delamar, daughter of Francis and Miriam Barclift Delamar went with her husband, Thomas Clayton and family to Hancock Co. GA. accompanied by several other families. Among them was James Easter, John Burney and James Cannon (Cf Margaret Clayton Russell, James Clayton of NC etal, 1993 Columbus, GA p. 38). In 1816 Thomas with part of his family moved to Pulaski Co. GA. where he died four years later. Some of his children moved to Chambers Co. AL and eventually founded the town of Clayton, AL.
(The other Sarah Delamar, daughter of Thomas Delamar, as has already been mentioned, married Col. Joseph Nelson in 1792.)
The children of Sarah Delamar Clayton
and Thomas Clayton were:
Meriam Barclif (1787-1805) unmarried
James (1788) remained in Hancock County.
Thomas (1790) remained in Hancock County.
Nelson (1796) father of Gen Henry Delamar Clayton of Alabama
Easter (1807) their youngest son and last child.
Details on these Delamar-Claytons and their descendants may be found in Cousin Margaret's book.
1. Elizabeth Dawson "Betsey" DELAMAR, born 8 March, 1812 in Craven County, North Carolina; married Joseph Lawrence "Joe" KEY on 1 December, 1831 in Butts County, Georgia; died 22 March, 1903 in Holly Springs, Dallas County, Arkansas; buried in the Old Holly Springs Cemetery, behind the Methodist Church Building.
2. Sally DELAMAR, born 22 January, 1814 in Craven County, North Carolina. She married Matthew Gaston in 1831.
3. Joanna DELAMAR, born 24 November, 1815 in North Carolina; married Zachariah Watt on November 19, 1835 in Butts County, Georgia.
4. Frances B. DELAMAR, born 26 May, 1819 in Person County, North Carolina.
5. Amanda DELAMAR, born 13 September, 1820 in Person County, North Carolina; Married William H. HEAD on March 13, 1840 in Butts County, Georgia; Died 1863 in Dallas County, Arkansas, buried in the Old Holly Springs Cemetery, behind the Methodist Church Building, in Holly Springs, Dallas County, Arkansas.
6. James Clayton DELAMAR, born 23 September, 1822 in Person County, North Carolina; married Catharine SMITH on 3 January, 1843 in Butts County, Georgia; died 25 November 1884 in Dallas County, Arkansas; buried in the Delamar Cemetery, Manning, Dallas County, Arkansas. The tombstone of Catharine DELAMAR, is also in the Delamar Cemetery in Manning and reads as follows: Catharine wife of James C. Delamar, died June 6, 1876 aged 51 years 3 months.
7. Henrietta A. DELAMAR, born 3 November 1824 in Person County, North Carolina. She married William H. Head some time after the death of her sister, Amanda in 1863. (Amanda was his first wife.)
8. Mariam C. DELAMAR, born 26 August, 1828 in Georgia. She married William Venable in 1843
9. Henry Smith DELAMAR, born 8 August, 1830 in Georgia. He married Margaret W. Hooten.
10. William Wallace DELAMAR, born 22
January, 1835 in Georgia; died
April 1863 in Georgia. Butts County,
Georgia probate record shows that
he died intestate.
(1860 Butts Co. census: Wm W. Delmar had 10 slaves -McMichael p. 37)
11. Araminta DELAMAR born 1845; said to have died of measles, probably as a child.
1. Sarah J. "Sallie" KEY, born 16 Sep,
1832 in Georgia; Married John
CAIN (spelled CANE in actual marriage
record) 4 Oct, 1849 in Butts
County, Georgia; died 24 Oct, 1858,
Dallas County, Arkansas and buried
in the Old Holly Springs Cemetery,
Dallas County, AR, near her
grandparents, Thomas and Sarah (Jones)
KEY. One source gives the J. as
standing for Jane, another says it
stands for Jones. I think it
probably stands for Jones, given that
Betsey gave her second daughter
her own mother's maiden name, and that
her mother-in-law's maiden name
was Sarah Jones.
2. Mary Clayton KEY, born 29 August, 1833 in Georgia, married James PATTERSON on 3 Oct, 1852 in Dallas County, Arkansas; died 23 Oct, 1917 in Manchester Township, Dallas County, Arkansas and buried in Rock Springs Cemetery, North of Sparkman, in Dallas County, Arkansas.
3. William Presley KEY, born 27 Jul, 1834 in Georgia; married Maria (or Mariah) N. EVANS on 31 May, 1857; died 7 Feb, 1913, Dallas County, Arkansas; buried in Old Holly Springs Cemetery, Dallas Co., AR. Went by the name Presley.
4. Rocelana KEY, born 4 Mar, 1836 in Georgia; died 27 Jan, 1851.
5. James C. KEY, born 10 Dec, 1837 in Georgia; died 26 Aug, 1847 in Georgia.
6. Henry T. KEY, born 18 Jul, 1840 in Georgia; died 23 Sep, 1862; buried in Confederate Cemetery, Vicksburg, Mississippi.
7. Joseph C. Webb KEY, born 6 Feb, 1845 in Georgia; married 1st, Emily C. WILLIAMS 23 Jan, 1866 in Dallas County, Arkansas, married 2nd, Frances JONES; died 23 Jan, 1868 in Holly Springs, Dallas County, Arkansas and is buried in the Old Holly Springs Cemetery, Dallas County, Arkansas. He has no tombstone. I am quite certain that the C. in his name stood for Churchill, because as a child, he was called "Churchey". He went by the name Webb, as an adult.
8. Frances Betty "Fannie" KEY, born 29 Mar, 1846 in Georgia; married Rufus W. WILLIAMS, 25 Jan, 1866; died 27 Jul, 1881 in Dallas County, Arkansas; buried in the Old Holly Springs Cemetery, Dallas County, AR.
9. Richard Asberry Luther KEY, born 30 Jul, 1848 in Georgia; married Sarah "Sally" OWENS, 30 Dec, 1871; died 30 May, 1903, in Holly Springs, Dallas County, Arkansas; buried in the Old Holly Springs Cemetery, Dallas County, Arkansas. Went by the name Asberry.
10. John Alex S. KEY, born 28 Mar, 1850 in Georgia; married Mary Delila BELL; died 29 Aug, 1911 in Carroll Township, Ouachita County, Arkansas; buried in the Old Holly Springs Cemetery, Dallas County, Arkansas. Went by the name John.
11. Tandy Watts Smith Walter KEY, born 7 Aug, 1851 in Arkansas; married 1st, Frances A. "Fannie" OVERMAN, 16 Mar, 1873 in Dallas County, Arkansas, married 2nd, Cornelia I. PATTERSON, 31 Dec, 1891 (possibly in Hunt Co., TX); died 9 Jan, 1943 in Hopkins County, Texas; buried in the Arbala Cemetery, Hopkins County, TX. Went by the name Smith.
12. Marrium Amanda Adline "Addie" KEY, born 25 Mar, 1853 in Dallas County, Arkansas; married 1st, W. F. GASTON, married 2nd, Rufus W. WILLIAMS, her widowed brother-in-law, on 18 Jan, 1882 in Dallas County, Arkansas; died 17 Jul, 1909, Dallas County, Arkansas; buried in the Old Holly Springs Cemetery, Dallas County, Arkansas.
13. Nancy Joanna Elizabeth Dawson KEY,
born 24 Jun, 1855 in Dallas
County, Arkansas; married Francis Marion
"Frank" CROWNOVER, 18 Dec, 1873
in Dallas County, Arkansas; died 20 Aug,
1915 in Holly Springs, Dallas
County, Arkansas; buried in the Old
Holly Springs Cemetery, Dallas
County, Arkansas. Went by the name
(Frank and Joanna Crownover were the grandparents of Margie Owen Hanna, dear friend and cousin of the writer.)
14. Demaris A. W. KEY, born 4 Oct, 1856, Dallas County, Arkansas. Died in Infancy.
no date Nancy to William SPARROW,
1786 Susanna to Cason FULSHER,
1789 Ann to John THOMAS,
1792 Sarah [Delamar] to [Col] Joseph NELSON,
1794 Deborah to Joseph BURNEY,
1805 Patsy to Spencer PITTMAN, Bondsman: James Clayton
1806 Sidney to Thomas COOK,
1807 Deborah to John SHINE,
1807 Hartey to William BRAGG,
1807 Mary to Henry IVES,
1812 Betsy to William GARDNER,
1812 Elizabeth to John PARRIS,
1821 Gatsey to Louick HARRIS,
1831 Julia Ann to Richard Harvey MCCOTTER,
1836 Elizabeth to William FULFORD
1840 Caroline to David BRINSON,
1845 Susannah to Abijah TINGLE, Bondsman Jacob McCotter
1851 Jane to Riley SCOTT
1853 Fanny to Kennedy SQUIRES,
1865 Caroline to McCotter Thomas
1865 Sallie A. to Joseph S. FOWLER
Christopher D. DELAMAR to Ann YORK, 06
Christopher D. DELAMAR to Nancy CRATCH, 16 Aug 1818
Christopher F. DELAMAR to Susan J. GIBBLE, 18 Feb 1847
Francis Delamar (son of Thomas) to Elizabeth Dawson, 5 Dec. 1782
Francis DELAMAR to Hasty NELSON, 19 Jan 1788 (2nd marriage of Francis D, son of Francis)
Francis DELAMAR to Deborous SPARROW, 12 Jun 1787
John DELAMAR to Susannah IVES, 11 Jun 1839
Joseph DELAMAR to Betsey CARRWAY, 21 Apr 1836
Joseph DELAMAR to Mary HALL, 11 Mar 1816
Nelson DELAMAR to Elizabeth HUCKLETON, 24 Nov 1798
Seldon J. DELAMAR to Elizabeth CRATCH, 01 July 1816
Stephen DELAMAR to Agness Rebecca HODGES, 11 Dec 1849
Stephen DELAMAR to Mary CARNEY, 29 Jun 1805; Bondsman: Thomas Sparrow
Thomas DELAMAR to Tanny EVERY, 30 Jan 1804
Thomas DELAMAR to Elizabeth HALL, 16 Feb 1789
William S. DELAMAR to Ann B. PERKINS, 14 Feb 1837
Nelson DELAMAR to Lydia CARRUTHERS, 19 Jan 1832
Also listed was Demson Delamar to Tomson Clayton, 07 May 1782--Witness: Francis Dawson.
In 1819 in Richmond Co. GA Thomas Delamar married Hannah Longues.
In 1722 Francis Delamar and John Martin were witnesses of the will of widow Sarah Jones of Bath. (She was on the Hyde Co. tax list in 1715.) This will appears to be in the Hyde Co. will book.)
In 1737 Francis Delamar was one of the executors of the will of John Martin. Martin lived at the mouth of Lower Broad Creek where Delamar appears to have settled in 1734. He was married to Rosolanah Carruthers, and her brother, John Carruthers was also one of the executors. It appears that Martin, Delamar, and Carruthers all lived in Hyde County before coming to Craven.
item wife Rosolanah Martin all my estate
during her life, then to my
2 sons John and Joseph Martin such of my
lands as follows:
item son John my now dwelling plantation with my lower plantation at the mouth of Broad Cr.
item son Joseph all my plantation on ss Bare River near the fork adj Francis Delamars land
item dawter Eliz Martin 1/2 my land on ns Bear River adj James Hewmeser? land
item My child now carried in bowells of wife the other half , the upper end of sd tract on ns Bear River it being 640a to be divided betwixt sd child and dawter Eliz.
rest to be equally divided among heirs.
exrs: wife Rosolanah Martin and her brother John Carruthers and Francis Delamar and Robert Spring.
wit: William Carruthers, Job Ives, Eliz E Carruthers
Beaufort Precinct court 1737, proved by Job Ives and exhibited by Rosolanah Martin widow qualified.
Question: Was this the same Martin family that had intermarried with the Cannons in Princess Anne???
In 1747 the will of William Bryan of Craven Co. was proved in court. Witnesses of the will were Lazarus Pearce, James Carraway and William Carraway, Jr., the brother of Sarah Carraway, who was soon to marry Thomas Delamar. Francis, the son of Sarah and Thomas Delamar married Elizabeth Bryan Dawson.
1734 John Forbes Merchant to Francis Delamar planter for #500, 150a, all my plantation n side of Neuse, southermost side of lower Broad cr beg at a point adj Dudley Gordings cr, up the cr to Peter Prices corner tree to Dudley Gordings line down the cr to the beg., which land was formerly to Willm Mitchell by a patent 6 dec 1720 and conveyed from man to man became property of Forbes wit: William Carruthers, Rees Price, John Carruthers, Joseph Pledger, Francis Pledger, Henry Easterling.
1735 Francis Delamar to John Ives planter for #15, 50a ss of lower Broad beg at the point on the upper side of the small cr tht joyns above Francis Delamars plantation so up Broad Cr to Samuel Harvey's corner tree thence alog Harvey's line to head of afsd small cr so down cr to broad cr the beg. being part of a patent granted of 150a 6 dec 1720 and by conveyance from man to man does not belong to Francis Delamar.
1763 Thomas Delamar 150 acres on both sides of the head of lower Broad Cr. swamp adj George Moore and the swamp.
In 1767 Thomas Delamar and Isaac Simmons witnessed two deeds of John Carruthers to James Clayton, one on the north side of lower Broad Creek near the Neuse and the other on the south side of the head of lower Broad Cr.
In 1768 Thomas Delamar deeded 100 acres to Thomas Simmons and 100 acres to James Clayton.
1769 Francis Delamar patented 640 acres in Craven Co. in the fork of Bay River adj Benjamin Williams, John Carruther--above Delamar's house.
In 1774 Thomas Delamar and Thomas Nelson were administrators of John Nelson and directed by the court to sell horses from the estate on the Banks.
1778 Thomas Delamar entered 200 acres adjacent his own land at the head of Broad Creek Swamp.
1801 Francis and Elizabeth Delamar (and
her sister, Eunice and
husband, Roger Jones) for #100 sell to
Smith Delamar 2/3 of a certain
100 acre tract on the east side of
Dawson's Creek, property left by
Francis Dawson, Jr., dec'd. to his two
sisters, Elizabeth and
witnesses: Thomas W. York and Sally Barns
1802 Francis Delamar and John Thomas
(brother-in-law of Francis) for
#600 sell to (Rev) James Clayton 475
acres on the south side of Lower
Broad Creek, beg. Eliz. Craft's line to
the patent line, with all
witnesses William Clayton (James' father)
Christopher Delamar (Francis' son)
1808 Francis Delamar and Betsy his wife
to Elijah Pittman: 75 acres on
the east side of Browns Creek, being the
land Joseph Brooks gave to
the said Betsey in his last will.
Witnesses were Joshua Carraway and Seldon J. Delamar.
1814 Churchill Delamar to Christopher
Delamar (sons of Francis
Delamar) land on the north shore of the
Neuse below Orchard Creek,
being my right to the land that came by
my mother Elizabeth (Dawson)
witnesses: Lewis Ives and Francis Delamar
(Churchill about this time moved to Person Co. NC for some ten years with his father in law, James Clayton, and in the 1820's followed Rev. James to Butts Co. GA.)
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