NIMROD LUNSFORD SR
Nimrod Lunsford – Page 1
The Lunsford Family
The subject of this chapter is the brief history of one line of the Descendents of Nimrod Lunsford
(1767 – 1847), a long time resident of Burke County,
North Carolina, and later,
Much research is now being conducted into the
ancestry of this man, especially In Virginia records. The Lunsford Family has been resident in
John Lunsford who married Thomasina Barrington and was living in Sussex County, England in the middle of the 15th century (ca. 1450). No connection has been made at present between Nimrod Lunsford and Thomas Lunsford.
1. NIMROD LUNSFORD (176? – 1847) MD. (1.) Elizabeth Wyatt (176? – 1849):
(2.) Jennie McCombs: (3.) Rebecca Foster. It appears that he was born in
1794: removed that county 1799. In 1800 he was resident in Burke
The life of Nimrod Lunsford as revealed by official
records is an enigma. He identifies his wife in his will as Rebecca. The next year (1848) an
of researchers have compiled the following list of children:
Children by Elizabeth Wyatt:
1. Eli Lunsford (1784-1855) md. (1.) ? : (2.) Mary Henderson:
OF WHOM LATER
2. Michael Lunsford (1785-186?) md. Elizabeth Black (1/27/1797-10/2/1890)
Iredell, Burke, Buncombe, and
a. Thomas Lunsford (1828-1903) md. Catherine Barbara Killian.
b. John Lunsford (1830-1905) md. Mary Matilda Pendergrass.
c. Elizabeth Mary Lunsford (1834- ? ) md. Francis Seabolt.
d. Michael Lunsford Jr. (1835- ? ) md. Nancy Guffay.
e. Rebecca Lunsford (1839- ? )
f. David Lunsford (1842-1926) md. Jane Weatherman.
g. Matthew M. Lunsford (1844-1924) md. Susan Pendergrass.
Nimrod Lunsford – Page 4
Sarah Fortner Lunsford died in 1866 just two years
after the end of the Civil War and all the grief it had brought. James Lunsford remained at the farm near the
south of the
This second farm was located at the south of Sandy
Mush Creek on the west bank of the
James Lunsford had several affairs with local farm
girls resulting in the births of several illegitimate children both before and
after the death of his first wife, Sarah Fortner. Born
Children by Sarah Fornter:
1. Mary Ann Lunsford (Sept. 13,
1858 – Aug. 8, 1938) md. Abner Erwin Revis
Known illegitimate children:
2. Eliza Lunsford (1858 - ?) md. Hugh Carter (Lived in
3. Elbert (Lunsford) Buckner
4. Emma Lunsford
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