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Ancestors of Ephraim Hester Freeman, Jr.

 

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

      1.  Ephraim Hester Freeman, Jr., born 20 Nov 1902 in Norwood, East Feliciana, LA; died 21 May 1961 in Ruston, Lincoln, LA.  He was the son of 2. Ephraim Hester Freeman and 3. Mary Ellett Lindsay.  He married (1) Edna May James 28 Sep 1924 in Rayville, Richland, LA.  She was born 07 Oct 1904 in Grenada, Grenada, MS, and died 01 May 1982 in West Monroe, Ouachita, LA.  She was the daughter of Virgil Robert James and Lillian Mayes Carr.

 

Notes for Ephraim Hester Freeman, Jr.:

When he was engaged, he was the booking agent for a band.  He was later a salesman.  Resided at Hattiesburg, MS, Baton Rouge, LA and Ruston, LA.

 

More About Ephraim Hester Freeman, Jr.:

Burial: Greenwood Cem., Ruston, Lincoln, LA

 

Notes for Edna May James:

Edna May James was raised by her grandmother for many years, and then for two years by her great-aunt, Jeffersonia Elizabeth Davidson Coats.  Edna May's mother had died when she was only 7.  She resided in Bastrop, Louisiana for several years, before attending Mississippi State College for Women in eastern Mississippi.  She and her boyfriend took a train to elope, marrying a few stops southwest in northern Louisiana.  She raised her children in Hattiesburg, MS, Baton Rouge, LA and Ruston, LA.  The family attended the Presbyterian church.  Four children each earned university degrees.

 

 

More About Edna May James:

Burial: Greenwood Cem., Ruston, Lincoln, LA

 

Generation No. 2

 

      2.  Ephraim Hester Freeman, born 14 Jun 1868 in Barlow Community, Copiah, MS; died 13 Mar 1929 in Norwood, East Feliciana, LA.  He was the son of 4. John Thomas Freeman and 5. Kizziah Elizabeth McLemore.  He married 3. Mary Ellett Lindsay 01 Mar 1898.

      3.  Mary Ellett Lindsay, born 14 Aug 1872 in Amite Co., MS; died 26 Sep 1949 in Norwood, East Feliciana, LA.  She was the daughter of 6. George Matthew Lindsay and 7. Ann Eliza Graves.

 

Notes for Ephraim Hester Freeman:

Owned large house and land near Norwood, LA, about 50 miles from Baton Rouge and next to the Mississippi border.  Buried at a cemetery in Amite Co., MS only a few miles from the house.  Grew cotton, had a store and blacksmith shop, a cane break, and was one of the wealthier people in East Feliciana Parish, LA.  Said to have died about a month after an auto accident.

 

More About Ephraim Hester Freeman:

Burial: Rose Hill Cem., Amite Co., MS

 

More About Mary Ellett Lindsay:

Burial: Rose Hill Cem., Amite Co., MS

     

Children of Ephraim Freeman and Mary Lindsay are:

                           i.    Lindsay Freeman, born 20 Jun 1900 in Norwood, East Feliciana, LA; died 07 Oct 1937 in Norwood, East Feliciana, LA.

 

More About Lindsay Freeman:

Burial: Rose Hill Cem., Amite Co., MS

 

        1                ii.    Ephraim Hester Freeman, Jr., born 20 Nov 1902 in Norwood, East Feliciana, LA; died 21 May 1961 in Ruston, Lincoln, LA; married Edna May James 28 Sep 1924 in Rayville, Richland, LA.

                         iii.    Louis Newton Freeman, born 23 Aug 1906 in Norwood, East Feliciana, LA; died 02 Jan 1969 in Zachary, East Baton Rouge, LA; married Bernice Hazel Welch 24 Dec 1927 in Liberty, Amite, MS; born 30 Jun 1908 in Centerville, Wilkinson, MS.

                         iv.    Lucy McLemore Freeman, born 27 Apr 1909 in Norwood, East Feliciana, LA; died 26 Aug 1976 in Centerville, MS; married Clifford Edward Abar 19 Jun 1946 in St. Andrews Vicarage, Ayer, Middlesex, MA; born 09 Nov 1909 in Winchendon, Worchester, MA; died 20 Jun 1983.

                          v.    Frances Hazel Freeman, born 02 Apr 1912 in Norwood, East Feliciana, LA; died 18 Jan 2001.

 

More About Frances Hazel Freeman:

Burial: Rose Hill Cem., Amite Co., MS

 

                         vi.    George Thomas Freeman, born 17 Jan 1915 in Norwood, East Feliciana, LA; died 21 Sep 1958 in Clinton, East Feliciana, LA; married Veda Mozell Callendar 26 Oct 1935 in Clinton, East Feliciana, LA; born 08 Apr 1919.

                        vii.    Edwin Arthur Freeman, born 15 Jul 1917 in Norwood, East Feliciana, LA; died 15 Feb 1989 in Norwood, East Feliciana, LA; married Mary Roberta 'Berta' Chase 01 Mar 1941 in St. Francisville, LA; born 26 Sep 1922 in Sicily Island, Catahoula, LA; died 26 Jul 2012 in Baton Rouge, EBR, LA.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

      4.  John Thomas Freeman, born 26 Aug 1835 in Bladen Co., NC; died 23 Jun 1917 in Hamburg, Franklin, MS.  He was the son of 8. William Freeman and 9. Amelia Hester.  He married 5. Kizziah Elizabeth McLemore 14 Mar 1861 in Hazelhurst, Copiah, MS.

      5.  Kizziah Elizabeth McLemore, born 01 Dec 1845 in Perry Co., MS; died 16 Mar 1924 in Hamburg, Franklin, MS.  She was the daughter of 10. John T. McLemore and 11. Agnes Smith.

 

Notes for John Thomas Freeman:

John Thomas Freeman served in the Confederate Army after the birth of his daughter Emily, in Co. "C" Capt. Brown's 7 Stars Mississippi Artillery.  He was captured, but was paroled or escaped within days.  His captor and he were both said to be Masons. He then joined Wirt Adams Brigade of Calvary to the end of the war and discharged at Macon, MS.  He received a pension in his old age from the State of Mississippi for his service.  He was a planter, and he moved his family from Copiah Co., MS (Barlow community) to Franklin Co., MS (Hamburg, MS), where some descendants live in the area in 2002.  Reunion of his descendants held 2nd Saturday in June almost every year in Hamburg.  He owned a store, and his property was used for cotton farming.  John Thomas Freeman died 23 June 1917, and is buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, located two miles east of Hamburg, MS.  This town is not on the state-issued highway map in 1995, but is shown on most published atlas maps of Mississippi.

 

More About John Thomas Freeman:

Burial: Mt. Carmel Cem., Hamburg, Franklin, MS

 

More About Kizziah Elizabeth McLemore:

Burial: Mt. Carmel Cem., Hamburg, Franklin, MS

     

Children of John Freeman and Kizziah McLemore are:

                           i.    Emily Rebecca Freeman, born 07 Jan 1862 in Barlow Community, Copiah, MS; died 06 Mar 1890; married Jim Stevens.

                          ii.    John Thomas Freeman, Jr., born 24 Jul 1864 in Barlow Community, Copiah, MS; died 21 Jun 1922 in Hamburg, Franklin, MS; married Edna Anna Bedford 24 Dec 1885 in Franklin Co., MS; born 09 Feb 1866 in Hamburg, Franklin, MS; died 02 Oct 1925 in Hamburg, Franklin, MS.

 

Notes for John Thomas Freeman, Jr.:

Resided Roxie and Bude, Franklin, MS.

 

More About John Thomas Freeman, Jr.:

Burial: Mt. Carmel Cem., Hamburg, Franklin, MS

 

                         iii.    William Joel Freeman, born 01 Apr 1865 in Barlow Community, Copiah, MS; died 19 Feb 1945 in Hamburg, Franklin, MS; married Emma Elizabeth Harrigill 19 Dec 1888 in Morgan Fork Church by Rev. G.W. Farmer; born 14 Oct 1872 in Franklin Co., MS; died 11 Jan 1942 in Hamburg, Franklin, MS.

 

Notes for William Joel Freeman:

buried Mt. Carmel Cem., Hamburg, Franklin, MS

 

        2               iv.    Ephraim Hester Freeman, born 14 Jun 1868 in Barlow Community, Copiah, MS; died 13 Mar 1929 in Norwood, East Feliciana, LA; married (1) Mary Hendrix 08 Aug 1895 in East Feliciana Par., LA; married (2) Mary Ellett Lindsay 01 Mar 1898.

                          v.    Eudora Virginia Freeman, born 12 Mar 1870 in Barlow Community, Copiah, MS; died 22 Jan 1896; married Russell Olnia Stevens.

                         vi.    James Lafayette Freeman, born 21 Jun 1871 in Barlow Community, Copiah, MS; died 01 Oct 1875.

                        vii.    Zach Granger Freeman, born 05 Apr 1874 in Barlow Community, Copiah, MS; died 30 Sep 1875.

                       viii.    Josiah Vardimen 'Joe' Freeman, born 14 Nov 1875 in Barlow Community, Copiah, MS; died 22 Nov 1938 in Hamburg, Franklin, MS; married Mary Olinza 'Linnie' Haley 04 Jul 1897 in Franklin Co., MS; born 11 Feb 1876 in MS; died 11 Dec 1954.

 

Notes for Josiah Vardimen 'Joe' Freeman:

buried Mt. Carmel Cem., Hamburg, Franklin, MS

 

                         ix.    Alice Edwena Freeman, born 04 Feb 1878 in Barlow Community, Copiah, MS; died 23 Jun 1956 in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, LA; married Thomas Jefferson Cannon 12 Oct 1894; born 14 Oct 1865; died 26 Apr 1931 in Natchez, Adams, MS.

 

Notes for Alice Edwena Freeman:

She: buried Mt. Carmel Cem., Hamburg, Franklin, MS

 

Notes for Thomas Jefferson Cannon:

He: buried Mt. Carmel Cem., Hamburg, Franklin, MS.

 

                          x.    D.W. Jones Freeman, born 26 Feb 1880 in Barlow Community, Copiah, MS; died 22 Aug 1881.

                         xi.    Mattie Kizziah Freeman, born 04 Jul 1881; died 22 May 1958; married (1) John F. Aldridge Abt. 1898 in MS; born 18 Feb 1876; died 27 Jul 1914 in Hamburg, Franklin, MS; married (2) Horace Eugene McCall 12 Mar 1927; born 23 Aug 1885; died 10 Apr 1959.

                        xii.    Charles E. Hooker Freeman, born 06 Oct 1883; died 28 Feb 1888.

 

 

      6.  George Matthew Lindsay, born 01 Nov 1838 in Morgan Co., AL; died 16 Nov 1896 in Amite Co., MS.  He was the son of 12. Robert Moses Lindsay and 13. Mary Ann Eliza Ellett.  He married 7. Ann Eliza Graves 10 Mar 1864 in Comite, Amite, MS.

      7.  Ann Eliza Graves, born 12 Nov 1840 in Amite Co., MS; died 29 May 1927 in Amite Co., MS.  She was the daughter of 14. Samuel James 'Jim' Graves and 15. Althea Eugenia Poole.

 

Notes for George Matthew Lindsay:

George Lindsay was educated as a Lawyer, and was the son of a Judge.  He grew up in Bowie Co., TX and was County Clerk of Bowie Co., TX in 1860.  He enlisted at Boston, TX in Confederate Army 19 Feb 1862, and from Apr 1862 served 1st Texas Battallion until surrender.   He was wounded at Battle of Chickamauga Sep 1863.  He was said to have been a Texas Ranger, and was buried at Old Lindsay Cemetery in Amite Co., MS.  Members of Comite Presbyterian and Rose Hill Presbyterian Churches.

 

Notes for Ann Eliza Graves:

or Ann Elizabeth Graves.

Went to school at Silliman College, Clinton, E. Feliciana, LA.  She received 1/7 of the estate of her grandfather, Benjamin Graves.  She was sent to Texas to live with kinfolks because she and a first cousin were getting too close.  According to Miss May Belle Graves, she was engaged to Benny Graves.  They went to Texas about 1854 when her grandfather, Robert Pool, died, and met young George Lindsay of Bowie Co., TX.

     

Children of George Lindsay and Ann Graves are:

                           i.    James Robert Lindsay, born 16 Oct 1865; died 28 Aug 1921 in Amite Co., MS; married Dora I. Beard.

 

Notes for James Robert Lindsay:

James Robert Lindsay was an attorney.

 

                          ii.    Louis Perkins Lindsay, born 22 Dec 1866 in Amite Co., MS; died Sep 1951 in Charleston, Tallahatchie, MS; married Mary Edmonia Read 27 Dec 1887 in Amite Co., MS; born 19 Apr 1870 in Amite Co., MS; died 26 Nov 1946 in Charleston, Tallahatchie, MS.

 

Notes for Louis Perkins Lindsay:

Louis Perkins Linsday was a farmer.  Named for Dr. Lewis Perkins.  Resided on an 800 acre farm at Capell, MS until 1926, when the family moved to Centreville, MS.  About 1945, moved to Charleston, MS, living with daughter Annie L. Brokaw.  Active in building of Rose Hill Church, where he was an Elder.  The Rose Hill Church and School were next to his home.  Both of the Lindsay farms were taken into Camp Van Dorn for WWII.  All buildings and many cemeteries were destroyed, among them the Lindsay Cemetery.  The Rose Hill Cemetery is still used.

 

                         iii.    Benoni Whitaker 'Whit' Lindsay, born 1869; died Abt. 1909.

 

Notes for Benoni Whitaker 'Whit' Lindsay:

Did not marry, Burial in Old Lindsay Cemetery, Amite Co., MS

 

                         iv.    Margaret Armstrong Lindsay, born 1871; died Bef. 1889.

 

Notes for Margaret Armstrong Lindsay:

Died as a child.  Listed on 1880 census and 1887 school records of Amite Co., MS.

 

                          v.    Elizabeth Boatner Lindsay, born 14 Aug 1872 in Amite Co., MS; died 13 Aug 1929 in Amite Co., MS; married Richard Nicholas Read; born 31 Mar 1868 in Amite Co., MS; died 19 Nov 1955 in Edwards, Hinds, MS.

 

Notes for Richard Nicholas Read:

Richard Nicholas Read was born 1868, died at Edwards, MS at the home of son Clem Read.  He was buried at Rose Hill Cem. Amite Co. in an unmarked grave.

 

        3               vi.    Mary Ellett Lindsay, born 14 Aug 1872 in Amite Co., MS; died 26 Sep 1949 in Norwood, East Feliciana, LA; married Ephraim Hester Freeman 01 Mar 1898.

                        vii.    William Newton Lindsay, born 16 Feb 1879 in Amite Co., MS; died 24 Aug 1947 in Clinton, E. Feliciana, LA; married Jennie Scott Boatner 1904; born 05 Feb 1885; died 06 Sep 1959 in Amite Co., MS.

 

Notes for William Newton Lindsay:

Buried at Rose Hill Cem., Amite Co., MS.

 

More About William Newton Lindsay:

Burial: Rose Hill Cem., Amite, MS

 

Notes for Jennie Scott Boatner:

Jacob Boatner was the son of Lawrence Marion Boatner who wrote diaries from 1839 ‘til, probably, he died.  Some diaries still in house when, during WWII, Camp Van Dorn took over this and other properties.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

      8.  William Freeman, born 09 Mar 1815 in Bladen Co., NC; died Abt. 1849 in Bladen Co., NC.  He was the son of 16. John Freeman and 17. Eleanor <Unknown>.  He married 9. Amelia Hester 1834 in Bladen Co., NC.

      9.  Amelia Hester, born Abt. 1820 in Bladen Co., NC; died Aft. 1860 in Prob. MS.  She was the daughter of 18. Thomas Hester and 19. Martha Regan.

 

Notes for William Freeman:

William was killed returning from town after selling slaves.  His family soon thereafter removed to Copiah Co., MS with his wife's brother, Ephraim Hester, who had moved earlier.  Birth date estimate of 1810-1820 based on 1840 census information and known age of his wife, Amelia Hester.

 

May 1833, Bladen Co., NC deed:

"This indenture made this fifth day November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight-hundred and thirty two Between John Freeman Sen. of the State of North Carolina and county of Bladen of the one part and William Freeman of the County and State aforesaid of the other part - WItnesseth that the said John Freeman Sen for and in consideration of the Sum of one hundred and fifty dollars Current monty to him in hand paid by the said William Freeman .. and before the Sealing and delivering of these premesis the receipt whereof is hereby fully acknowledged hath granted bargained Sold confirmed and conveyed and by these presents doth grant bargain Sell confirm and convey unto the said William Freeman, his heirs and assigns forever the following pieces or parcels of land viz - First- piece is a tract of land patented by William Russ beginning at a large pine on Shaws line about five chains SouthWest of Shaws corner and runs So 23 W 24 chains 50 links to John Freemans line then with his line No 6 .. 7 chs to a stake in ... then with his other line So. 25 E 30 chs to a stake Edmund Russ's corner then north his line S 45 W 42 chs to his corner then with his other line So. 45 E 35 chs to a stake in said line then So 71 W 28 chs to a stake in Shaws line then with his line Ne 1 W 18 chs to a stake in Shaws line then the same course containing 35 chs to his corner with line to the Beginning containing two hundred and twenty acres

One other piece patented by William Guitan beginning at a pine on the South Side of Crawley Swamp and runs So 45 W 35 chs to a stake in Shaws line then south his line N 45 W 31 chs to a stake then 52 E 18 chs and 50 links to the intersection of a line of the first mentoined piece then with this line N 71 E 17 chs and 75 links to the beginning containing ninety five acres.

Also one piece conveyed by Benjamin Singletary Beginning at a stake in the forke of the ready branch on J. Freemans Sen. line and runs N 65 E 18 chs then N 30 W 22 chs then So 45 W 18 chs then direct to the beginning containing thirty five acres being part of a tract.  To have and to hold the aforesaid premesis to the said William Freeman his heirs and assigns forever and the said John Freeman Sen for him self his heirs .. and Adm ... dorth cov ... and agree ... with the said William Freeman his heirs exe ... adm ... and assignsthat the said John Freeman Sen ... the above described premesis with the her ... and appurtenances there ... belonging from and against the lawful claims of all and every person or persons shall and will warrant and forever defend provided never theless that the said John Freeman Sen and his wife Nancy shall have the free use and benefits of the said premesis during their natural life time. In witness where of the said John Freeman Sen. hath hereunto set his hand and Seal the day and date above written.  Signed and sealed in presents of:

Joshua Singletary

John Hester

 

/s/ John Freeman (sealed)  May term 1833

This deed was proven in open court by the oath of John Hester and to be registered.

Attest P. Kelley, clerk

 

Feb 1838, Bladen Co.

This indenture made this ___ day of Feb One Thousand Eight hundred thirty eight between William Freeman & his wife Amelia Freeman of the state of N.C. County of Bladen on the one part & Daniel Hester of the State & county aforesaid of the other part.  Witnesseth that the said WIlliam Freeman and his wife Amelia Freeman for and in consideration of the one hundred & seventy dollars to them in part paid by the said Daniel Hester the receipt & payment whereof is hereby acknowledged for ourselves & heirs do hearby bargain sell ... to him the said Daniel Hester his heirs & assigns forever four certain pieces or parcel of land ... in the county aforesaid, the first tract beginning at a stake Wm Woods corner & ...

(This was Thomas Hester's land division, naming wife Martha, Son Daniel, who buys share from sister Amelia and her husband William Freeman)

 

 

28 Aug 1839, Book 22 p. 484 Bladen Co., NC (likely between John Freeman Jr. and William Freeman, as Sr. is not mentioned.)

This indenture made the 28th day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & thirty nine between John Freeman of the county of Bladen & state of North Carolina of teh one part and William Freeman of the same county & state of the other part witnesseth that the said John Freeman for & in consideration of the sum of sixty dollars to him the said John Freeman in hand paid by the said William Freeman have bargained & sold confirmed & delivered to the said William Freeman a certain piece or parcel of land lying & being in the county & state aforesaid situated on the ... swamp beginning at a line Rayfords corner & ... North fifty five East forty eight chains to a stake in ... line So 45 E 78 chs to a stake then west to Joseph Guitons corner a stake then No 20 chs to a pine then West twenty five chs to a pine then 20 c east 4 chs to a pine in Rayfords line then So 45 East 3 chs to the beginning containing one hundred acres excepting ten acres where the said John Freeman son lives to the same more or less & the said John Freeman do warrant and forever defend the above described land to the said William Freeman his heirs & assigns forever from the lawful claims of all persons whatsovever ... the said Wm Freeman his heirs & assigns forever.  In witness whereof the said John Freeman hath hereunto set my hand & seal the day & date first above written signed sealed & delivered in presence of thse witnesses

/s/ John Freeman (seal)

Joseph R. Guiton

Alfred Devin (his mark)

November term 1839 this deed was acknowledged in open court and ordered to be registered.

Witness: Daniel Lewis, clk

 

Notes for Amelia Hester:

Amelia Hester's mother Martha Regan is described in the Mississippi biography of her son Ephraim and grandson John T. as having returned to North Carolina, where she died.  Whether Amelia returned with her or not is uncertain.  She is not found after 1860.

 

Deed records of Bladen Co., NC indicate she is daughter of Thomas Hester and Martha.  One report indicates the marriage was in 1834, Bladen County NC by Rev. Colin Shaw.

     

Children of William Freeman and Amelia Hester are:

        4                 i.    John Thomas Freeman, born 26 Aug 1835 in Bladen Co., NC; died 23 Jun 1917 in Hamburg, Franklin, MS; married Kizziah Elizabeth McLemore 14 Mar 1861 in Hazelhurst, Copiah, MS.

                          ii.    Sarah Jane Freeman, born 03 Nov 1836 in Bladen Co., NC; died 10 Apr 1898; married Tillman R. Whitehead 22 Feb 1855 in Hazelhurst, Copiah, MS; born 12 May 1835 in MS; died 25 Nov 1908.

 

More About Sarah Jane Freeman:

Burial: Smiley Cem., Franklin Co., MS

 

Notes for Tillman R. Whitehead:

Buried Smylie Cem.  In 1870 found in the Copiah Co. census as Timothy Whitehead.    According to the 1880 census, his father was born in AL and his mother in SC.  He resided in 1860 in Copiah Co., MS adjacent Darcas Whitehead , b c 1813, with children William Whitehead b c 1842 and Alice Whitehead b c 1851.  He applied for a Civil War pension.

 

More About Tillman R. Whitehead:

Burial: Smiley Cem., Franklin Co., MS

 

                         iii.    Martha Ann Freeman, born Abt. 1839 in NC; married Sylvester L. Anding 16 Jan 1857 in Hazelhurst, Copiah, MS; born Abt. 1834 in MS.

 

Notes for Martha Ann Freeman:

Birthplace listed as SC on 1860 census only (family 147), on page with S.L. Anding.  Another census page lists Martha A. Freeman as born N.C., still living with brother John Thomas Freeman. (family 148)

Martha Ann was grandmother to Bill, Ellis, GT, Hubert, Sallie, Alvie, Mamie, Carl, Dellie

 

                         iv.    Lucy Ann Freeman, born 13 Sep 1843 in Bladen Co., NC; died 06 Jul 1897 in Kirby, Franklin, MS; married Richard McLemore 13 Mar 1861 in Hazelhurst, Copiah, MS; born 08 Sep 1837 in Copiah Co., MS; died 21 Jan 1913 in Kirby, Franklin, MS.

 

More About Lucy Ann Freeman:

Burial: Smylie Cem., Franklin Co., MS

 

Notes for Richard McLemore:

family may have moved to MS shortly after his birth

 

More About Richard McLemore:

Burial: Smylie Cem., Franklin Co., MS

 

 

      10.  John T. McLemore, born 08 Mar 1817 in NC; died Nov 1863 in Copiah Co., MS.  He was the son of 20. Moses McLemore and 21. Nancy Vinnie Batiste.  He married 11. Agnes Smith 22 Mar 1836 in Copiah Co., MS.

      11.  Agnes Smith, born 1821 in MS; died Abt. 1849.  She was the daughter of 22. Isaac Luther Smith and 23. Sarah A. Kingsley.

 

Notes for John T. McLemore:

One record says born Covington Co., MS.

 

Notes for Agnes Smith:

Agnes Smith may have died when Josh or Agnes were born.

     

Children of John McLemore and Agnes Smith are:

                           i.    Richard McLemore, born 08 Sep 1837 in Copiah Co., MS; died 21 Jan 1913 in Kirby, Franklin, MS; married Lucy Ann Freeman 13 Mar 1861 in Hazelhurst, Copiah, MS; born 13 Sep 1843 in Bladen Co., NC; died 06 Jul 1897 in Kirby, Franklin, MS.

 

Notes for Richard McLemore:

family may have moved to MS shortly after his birth

 

More About Richard McLemore:

Burial: Smylie Cem., Franklin Co., MS

 

More About Lucy Ann Freeman:

Burial: Smylie Cem., Franklin Co., MS

 

                          ii.    Isaac McLemore, born 08 Jul 1839 in Copiah Co., MS.

 

Notes for Isaac McLemore:

In 1860, An Isiah McLemore lived adjacent to John McLemore, aged 26 with children Nancy (6) and Johnson (2), no spouse shown.

 

                         iii.    Sarah Elizabeth McLemore, born 01 Mar 1841 in Lauderdale Co., MS; died 29 Feb 1912 in Franklin Co., MS; married Joel Daniel Hill 29 Dec 1854 in Lauderdale Co., MS; born Abt. 1835 in MS.

 

Notes for Sarah Elizabeth McLemore:

buried Smylie Cem.

 

                         iv.    Nancy McLemore, born 28 Oct 1842 in Copiah Co., MS; married <Unknown> Grantham; born Bef. 1842.

        5                v.    Kizziah Elizabeth McLemore, born 01 Dec 1845 in Perry Co., MS; died 16 Mar 1924 in Hamburg, Franklin, MS; married John Thomas Freeman 14 Mar 1861 in Hazelhurst, Copiah, MS.

                         vi.    Craven McLemore, born 30 Aug 1846 in Copiah Co., MS; died 1875 in LA; married Marye Van; born Abt. 1845.

                        vii.    Josh McLemore, born 21 Apr 1848 in Copiah Co., MS; married Allie Harrigal.

                       viii.    Agnes G. McLemore, born Abt. 1849 in Copiah Co., MS; died 22 Mar 1891 in Terry, Hinds, MS; married (1) P. H. Ellerby; born 1849; married (2) John Grantham Abt. 1868; born Abt. 1850 in MS.

 

Notes for Agnes G. McLemore:

Her mother Agnes Smith, may have died in childbirth.

 

 

      12.  Robert Moses Lindsay, born 10 Nov 1817 in Knoxville, TN; died 11 Nov 1860 in Old Boston, Bowie, TX.  He was the son of 24. Robert Lindsay and 25. Asenath McNutt.  He married 13. Mary Ann Eliza Ellett 16 Jan 1838 in Morgan Co., AL.

      13.  Mary Ann Eliza Ellett, born 22 Jul 1819 in Morgan Co., AL; died 18 Feb 1867 in Boston, Bowie, TX.  She was the daughter of 26. William Ellett and 27. Elizabeth 'Betsy' King.

 

Notes for Robert Moses Lindsay:

Judge of Bowie Co., TX (Republic of Texas)

Baptism record: 1st Presbyterian Knoxville, TN.  Bible record obtained from granddaughter of Cora Morrow.  Some descendants still live at DeKalb, Bowie, TX in 1990s.

     

Children of Robert Lindsay and Mary Ellett are:

        6                 i.    George Matthew Lindsay, born 01 Nov 1838 in Morgan Co., AL; died 16 Nov 1896 in Amite Co., MS; married Ann Eliza Graves 10 Mar 1864 in Comite, Amite, MS.

                          ii.    Robert Lindsay, born 01 May 1840 in Bowie Co., TX; died 01 May 1840 in Bowie Co., TX.

                         iii.    Martha Overton Lindsay, born 10 May 1841 in Bowie Co., TX; died 11 May 1861.

                         iv.    Asenath Frances 'Fannie' Lindsay, born 16 Dec 1842 in Bowie Co., TX; married Charles Busick.

                          v.    William Alfred Lindsay, born 17 Dec 1844 in Bowie Co., TX; died in DeKalb, Bowie, TX; married (1) Laura 'Dannie' Price in DeKalb, Bowie, TX; married (2) Adelia Julienne Campbell 29 Sep 1869; born 20 Sep 1847; died in DeKalb, Bowie, TX.

 

Notes for William Alfred Lindsay:

Judge of Bowie Co., TX.

 

                         vi.    John Newton Lindsay, born 10 Oct 1846 in Bowie Co., TX; married Mattie Paxton.

                        vii.    Cora Matthew Lindsay, born 31 Oct 1856 in Bowie Co., TX; died 24 Sep 1928 in DeKalb, Bowie, TX; married John Calhoun Webster Morrow Abt. 1876 in AL; born 19 Mar 1849 in Morgan Co., AL; died 20 Nov 1890 in DeKalb, Bowie, TX.

 

Notes for John Calhoun Webster Morrow:

The Morrow family was from Alabama according to DAR records.

 

 

      14.  Samuel James 'Jim' Graves, born Abt. 1818 in MS; died Bef. 1870.  He was the son of 28. Benjamin Graves and 29. Elizabeth O. 'Bessie' Nesmith.  He married 15. Althea Eugenia Poole 14 Mar 1838 in Clinton, E. Feliciana, LA.

      15.  Althea Eugenia Poole, born 12 Jan 1818 in LA; died 20 Nov 1900 in E. Feliciana Par., LA.  She was the daughter of 30. Col. Robert Poole and 31. Ann Eliza Tynes.

 

Notes for Samuel James 'Jim' Graves:

Jim Graves was not named in his father's will, since he had already died.  He was designated as son in Conveyance Bk. 7, p. 190, Amite Co., MS 8 July 1847.

 

Notes for Althea Eugenia Poole:

Jim Graves and Althea Eugenia Poole had only one child, Ann Eliza Graves.

     

Child of Samuel Graves and Althea Poole is:

        7                 i.    Ann Eliza Graves, born 12 Nov 1840 in Amite Co., MS; died 29 May 1927 in Amite Co., MS; married George Matthew Lindsay 10 Mar 1864 in Comite, Amite, MS.

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

      16.  John Freeman, born Bef. 1775; died Abt. 1838 in Bladen Co., NC.  He married 17. Eleanor <Unknown> Bef. 1800.

      17.  Eleanor <Unknown>, born Aft. 1775; died Bef. 1822 in prob. Bladen Co., NC.

 

Notes for John Freeman:

THIS JOHN FREEMAN, SR.'s RECORDS

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One record indicates that Mary Freeman's mother was "Nancy or Eleanor".  Nancy is seen twice in deed records.  It is probable that John married twice, and that Eleanor was the first spouse.

 

John Sr. did not appear on the 1840 census, but was mentioned in land records of 1834 and 1836, indicating his intent to live on land "the rest of his life" that he gave to his son.

In 1834 this John Freeman sold land to his son John Freeman, Jr.

In 1822 this John Freeman gave land to his daughter Mary Singletary.

 

No surviving deeds have been located linking Stephen Freeman to this family.  Only the proximity of his widow during the 1840 census and DNA results indicating common ancestry of descendants of William Freeman and Stephen Freeman indicates the relationship.  Descendants of Stephen indicate that he was born in England.

 

DNA records indicate that a somewhat closely related family emigrated from London to Philadelphia in 1830, and that family had baptisms at St. John the Martyr, Parish, Southwark, Surrey (near London).  Southwark was adjacent Surrey, and near Deptford, on the southeast side of London.  The "first" 12 genealogical markers match, but there are three mutations noted in the next 13.

 

 

OTHER BLADEN, ROBESON and COLUMBUS COUNTY FREEMAN INFORMATION:

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Several Freeman families, possibly related, were in Bladen County througout the 18th century.  Deed records listed below track the progression of names and dates.

 

A John Freeman received two land grants in 1735 on the "NE side of the NW River."  These grants are not thought to be adjacent to the land described by most other deeds.

 

In 1753 in Bladen Co., NC, one John Freeman's estate was inventoried by Thomas Tully and Neill Beard, with Ruth Freeman admrx.  It was appraised by the same men, and was attested before Benjamin Fitz Randolph, though no relationship is known.

 

Stephen Freeman received his land, 100 acres upon Mine Creek in 1767.  Mines Creek is today located northwest of Tarheel, almost to the Cumberland Co. line.  Stephen was listed (along with Thomas Freeman) in the 1763 census of Bladen Co.  Another Stephen Freeman was in the county later,thought to be a son of this John Freeman, Sr.

 

A Benjamin Freeman, in the western part of the county that became Robeson Co., was probably born by 1750.  His will, dated 25 Aug 1819, mentions son Benjamin, daughters Elizabeth and Mary, sons Jacob, Hardy, and grandson Evan Freeman Bryan.  His land was sold to Sion Pittman in 1819.  His land, described as "on the west side of the Great Swamp" and "on the east side of Drowning Creek" and "between the Great Swamp and Drowning Creek" was granted in from 1779 to 1787.

 

Jacob Freeman was issued land in 1792 was on the west side of the Great Swamp, which resembles a deed description of Benjamin Freeman, Sr. - this is likely Benjamin's son Jacob.

 

William Freeman received land in 1778 and 1779 on the east side of Drowning Creek, indicating he was adjacent Benjamin Freeman.  Benjamin, William and Jacob may have been related.

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Another family, though to be mulatto, resided some distance from Bladenboro, and is included as a research aid for other Bladen Co. Freeman researchers:

Abraham Freeman lived southeast of present-day Bladenboro, several miles.  He received a land grant in 1765 "between the fork of Fryers Swamp and Slapass Swamp."  The land was later in Columbus Co., and several deeds were recorded there.  One lists his heirs: Isaac, Jacob, Samuel, Moses, Abraham (Jr.), Alexander, and Eady Freeman.  Eady was previously listed as Eady Jacobs.

 

The tax lists of 1768 lists free black Freemans in Bladen County of Abraham, Samuel, Roger and Susanna.  These may be the same family that is mentioned above.  They were working for Daniel Bahoon.

 

Roger Freeman received two land grants totalling 100 acres on the west side of Fryer swamp in 1779-1780.  This is south and/or west of Council.  Nothing more has been found about this Roger Freeman.

 

In 1799 Abraham Freeman sold land on the Platt Swamp, which had been patented by Peter Simmons, which is not currently shown on the Bladen Co. map.  It is probably in Columbus Co.  A large, proud family of Freeman is documented in Columbus County, descended from mulatto ancestors.

 

Land grants in Bladen Co. were issued to Isaac Freeman - 1805, 1808 (between Bogue and Slapass Swamps) and Samuel Freeman - 1810, which may be the heirs of Abraham Freeman, Sr.

A land transaction in 1822 indicates that Moses Freeman sold "part of the Abraham Freeman land where he lived and died" adjacent to Samuel Freeman.

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The following Freeman families have left deed and census records into the 1800's.  Most are thought to be white, unless otherwise indicated.

 

A John Freeman received two land grants totalling 500 acres on the east side of the Great Swamp in 1784, which he applied for in 1780.  This may be my ancestor.

 

The 1800 census includes two James Freemans, apparently single, one page apart.  They did not live adjacent to other Freemans on the census.  Three land grants were issued to James Freemans in 1801 and 1802 "on the south side of the Lake Road".   John Freeman also appeared in the 1800 census, (possibly John Freeman, Sr., with a wife, one young boy, possibly Stephen Freeman, and one young girl, probably Mary Freeman).

 

Lukey Freeman (black) was in the 1800 census.

 

The 1810 census included John Freeman, Sr.

The 1810 census also included Samuel Freeman, not yet 26, residing with two women.  One may have been his wife.  This Samuel Freeman is recorded as white.  He appears to have left the county before 1820, although much of the land owned by Abraham (possibly his father) was in the "new" Columbus county.

 

The 1820 census lists this John Freeman aged over 45, his wife slightly younger.  In addition, the family included 5 girls under 10, 2 boys under 16, and a young man 16-26.

 

The 1820 census also indicates a Risen Freeman not yet 45 with two women, probably his wife and mother.  School records indicate that Risen's children were James Freeman and Moses Freeman, who were attending school in 1827 in Bladen Co. at Lennon's crossroads, south of Bladenboro.

 

In the 1820 census, Mathew Freeman was 18-25 with a young woman, probably his wife.  However, this family does not appear to be a neighbor to other Freemans.

 

A 1798 deed indicates land with a "... patent by William Freeman".  This land was sold from Jonadab Russ's son James to William Jones.   It appears that James Freeman owned the land described by the patent around 1780.  The land was later owned by the Russ family, who sold it to the Jones family before 1800.

 

In 1838 Risen Freeman, planter and Mary his wife sold land to F. M. Freeman.  The 1850 census indicates Risen Freeman and Mary had children William Freeman (1823), Maurice G. Freeman (1827), a girl (1839) and Mary J. Freeman (1837).

 

A site today is on the Bladen Co. map called "Freeman," across from Galeed Church and Cemetery.  This land was once owned by descendants of Stephen Freeman.

 

The following families appear for the first time in Bladen County, "across the river" in 1850 and are not known to be related to this John Freeman, Sr.

1850 census indicates Maurice H. Freeman and wife Sarah, (1823) had David J. Freeman (1848) and Anna J. Freeman (1850).

1850 census indicates Jacob Freeman (1802) and wife Elizabeth (1802), children Margaret A. Freeman (1829), Amy C. Freeman (1839).

1850 census indicates James H. Freeman (1815) and wife Sarah J. (1817), children Sarah P. Freeman (1846), Ann M. Freeman (1847) and Mary C. Freeman (1850).

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One Nancy Freeman married Jacob Bryan in Robeson Co., by 1805, and named a child Rebecca Hester Bryan.  This Mary could be closely related to John Freeman, whose family had marriages with Hester family members.

 

Memo: 4 generations

 

Notes for Eleanor <Unknown>:

John Freeman, Sr. may have had two wives.  Nancy is clearly identified in deeds of 1833, while in 1822 a deed to son-in-law Brayton Singletary does not mention his wife, who may have already died.  Where the commonly-reported name Eleanor has been recorded is not known by this writer.

     

Children of John Freeman and Eleanor <Unknown> are:

                           i.    Mary Freeman, born Bef. 1800 in poss. Bladen Co., NC; died Abt. 1835 in Leon Co., FL; married Brayton Singletary Abt. 1818 in Bladen Co., NC; born 15 Jan 1795 in Bladen Co., NC; died 18 Jul 1853 in Thomas Co., GA.

 

Notes for Brayton Singletary:

Book 11 Page 66

Jno. Freeman to Braton Singletary

State of North Carolina Bladen County

... all men by these presnets that I John Freeman Sr of the County and State aforesaid for the natural love and affection that I bear to my daughter Mary Singletary and her husband Braton Singletary, doth give, grant and convey and by these presents do give, grant and convey unto the said Brayton Singletary and his wife Mary, a certain tract or parcel of land containing 181 acres, lying and being in the County & State aforesaid situated on the north side Crawly Swamp, Beginning at a stake near the edge of said swamp and runs No 100 poles to a pine, then W 170 poles to a stake, then So. 224 poles to a stake, among three pines, near the side of said swamp, then the various courses of the swamp to the first station with all the improvements and ...fils and advantages. ... said land belonging or there ... appurtaning and the said John Freeman Sen myself, any heirs and assigns will warrant and for any defense the above mentioned land unto the said Brayton Singletary and Mary, his wife, their heir and assigns forever against the lawful claim or claims of all persons whatsoever, the above mentioned land is my daughter's (Mary's) share of my ... estate and my witness  ... I have here ... and my hanad and seal this 8th day of August 1822

Signed sealed and delivered in presence of Benjamin Singletary

John Freeman

Bladen County Court

August Term, 1822

This deed of gift was proven in the court by the oath of Benjamin Singletary and ordered to be registered.

 

                          ii.    Stephen Freeman, born Abt. 1805; died Bef. Aug 1836; married Dorothy Nance Aft. 1820; died Aft. 1840.

 

Notes for Stephen Freeman:

Possibly a son of John Freeman, Sr. of Bladen Co., whose sons lived adjacent to Dorothy, Stephen's widow.  DNA records indicate that Stephen and William's share significant common DNA and there is a 99.9% chance they are very closely related.

 

Notes for Dorothy Nance:

Dorothy probably was born between 1795 and 1805.  If she was about the same age as Steven, he could have been a son of John Freeman, Sr. (otherwise may have been a brother).  Dorothy lived adjacent to William and John  (Jr.), sons of John Freeman, Sr. for the 1840 census.

 

In 1840, Dorothy was head of household, 30-40, had living with her a boy (5-10) and a girl (15-20).

 

State of North Carolina Know all men by these presnets that whereas Mary Nance am by the will of my late husband Joseph Nance deceased entitled for the term of my natural life to a large amount of personal estate consisting of a number of slaves & other personal property & wehreas an arrangement hath been entered into between me & my children who are to remaninder ... said personal Estate to m... Ephraim Hester & his wife Annie the said Annie being my daughteer, John Butter & wife Frances, the said Frances being my daughter, Moses Johns who married my daughter Patience who is now dead, the said Moses Jones being entitled to her remainder in the said slaves, DOROTHY FREEMAN my daughter - widow of Stephen Freeman, ... (continues)

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this the 30th day Jan 1846

Signed, sealed & delivered, Mary Nance (seal)

 

                         iii.    John Freeman, Jr., born Abt. 1809; married Elizabeth Brisson Abt. 1829 in Bladen Co., MS; born 10 Jul 1809 in Bladen Co., NC.

 

Notes for John Freeman, Jr.:

Book 10, page 373 9 Dec 1834

This indenture made this 9th day of December A.D. 1834 Between John Freeman Sr. of the one part and John Freeman Jr. of the other part.  Each of the state of North Carolina and County of Bladen Witnesseth that the said John Freeman Sr. for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty Dollars current money to him in hand paid by the John Freeman Jr. at and before the sealing and Delivering of these presents the Receipt whereof is hereby fully acknowledged hath given granted bargained and sold confirmed & conveyed & by these presents doth grant Bargain Sell Confirm and Convey unto the said John Freeman Jr. his heirs and assigns forever the following pieces or parcels of land viz: Three tract included in the following Boundarys Beginning at a stake: in the edge of Crawley Swamp and Runs N. 59 chs to a stake there Wt 57 chains to a pine, thence So 45 Et. 74 chs to a stake in the .. the Swamp then the various courses of the Swamp to the first Station, the second piece Patented by John Allen, Beginning at a pine Randolph's corner on the North side pine log Branch near Allens Field & runs No 26 Et. 24 chs to a stake in Rayford's line then So 45 E 3 chs to a pine Rayford Corner then No 55 Et 48 chs to a stake in Owens line then So. 45 E 78 chs to a stake then to the beginning including 100 acres patented by William Dowless who .. ch is the third piece & 50 acres Belonging to Joseph Guyton which is Ec... containing 372 Acres be the same more or less to have and to hold the aforesaid premesis to the said John Freeman Jr. his heirs and assigns for ever & the said John Freeman Sr. for my self my heirs exx.  adm.. and assigns do warrant and forever defend the above bargained premesis to the said John Freeman Jr. his heirs, execrs admnrs. and assigns provided never the less that the said John Freeman Sr. & his wife Nancy shall have the Free use and benefit of the said premesis during their natural life times.  In Witness Whereof I the said John Freeman Sr. hath hereunto set my hand and seal the day above Written.  Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of:

Archd. D. Kelly

Ephraim Hester

/s/ John Freeman (seal)

May Term 1836

This deed was acknowledged in open court and ordered to be Registered

Witness David Lewis, Clk.

 

        8               iv.    William Freeman, born 09 Mar 1815 in Bladen Co., NC; died Abt. 1849 in Bladen Co., NC; married Amelia Hester 1834 in Bladen Co., NC.

 

 

      18.  Thomas Hester, born Abt. 1778 in Bladen Co., NC; died Bef. Feb 1838 in Bladen Co., NC.  He was the son of 36. John Hester and 37. Comfort <Unknown>.  He married 19. Martha Regan Bef. 1800 in Robeson Co., NC.

      19.  Martha Regan, born Abt. 1774 in Bladen Co., NC; died Aft. 1844 in MS.  She was the daughter of 38. Capt. Ralph Regan and 39. Amelia 'Millie' <Unknown>.

 

Notes for Thomas Hester:

1800 census indicates 1 male under 10, 2 males 10-16, 1 male 26-45

1800 census indicates 4 females under 10, 2 females 10-16, 1 female 26-45,1 fem. 45+

1810 census indicates 2 males 10-15, 1 male 16-26, 1 male 45+

1810 census indicates 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 45+

 

This undated record shows names of children of Thomas Hester & Martha Regan.  Amelia is shown as Milly.  If there were other children, they must have been desceased.

 

To the Worshipful Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions of The County of Bladen now setting.

 

The Petition of Martha Hester respectfully showeth:

 

     That the late Husband Thom. Hester has died intestate seized and possessed of considerable real estate, consisting of several tracts of land all lying and being in the County of Bladen, to wit, one tract of 400 acres on both sides of the Bearford Swamp patented by Wm. Russ, one tract of 180 acres joining the above called the Russ land, one tract of 181 acres joining the last mentioned tract on the West side of the Bearford Swamp, one tract of 425 acres joining the last  mentioned tract on the N.W. side of the Bearford Swamp & joining the plantation on which the said Thos. Hester resided in his lifetime,  One tract of 619 acres joining the above on the E. side of the Bearford Swamp patented by Thos. Owen dec'd. and 181 acres on the big Cedar Bay patented by Jas. Moorhead, dec'd.  Your petitioner further sheweth that the Heirs at Law of said Thos. Hester are Ralph Hester, John Hester, Sarah Jones wife of Reuben Jones, Molsey Hester, Josiah Hester, Milly Hester, Dan'l. Hester, Eliz'th Hester & Ephr'm. Hester.  Your petitioner humbly prays the Court to issue there writ of dower to the Sheff. of Bladen County commanding him to allot to your petitioner according to law her dower To-Wit one third of all the real estate as above set forth of which her dec'd. husband , the said Thos. Hester died seized & possessed & or in duty bound she will ever pray &c.

 

                                                                             Wm. J. Cowan

                                                                              Solr. for Petitioner

 

A copy from the original

 

Attest. P. Kelly, Clk.

     

Children of Thomas Hester and Martha Regan are:

                           i.    Ralph Hester, born Bef. 1800 in Bladen Co., NC; died Abt. 1844; married Elizabeth <Unknown>; born Abt. 1802 in NC.

 

Notes for Ralph Hester:

Ralph Hester died fairly young, and so far no hard evidence beyond his father's will has connected him here.  Descendants of this family corresponded with descendants of other Hester siblings of this man, and the letters remain in the family.

 

Notes for Elizabeth <Unknown>:

Elizabeth married 2nd John Morgan

 

                          ii.    Mary Hester, born Abt. 1802 in Bladen Co., NC; married Henry Davis Aft. 1818; born 1759; died Abt. 1832.

                         iii.    Jasper Hester, born Abt. 1804 in Bladen Co., NC; married Alice Smith 21 Dec 1827 in Robeson Co., NC; born in Robeson Co., NC.

                         iv.    Sarah E. Hester, born Abt. 1806 in Bladen Co., NC; married Moses Jones, Jr.; born 09 Mar 1815 in Bladen Co., NC.

 

Notes for Sarah E. Hester:

Second wife of Moses Jones, Jr.  Moved to Rankin Co., MS before 1840

 

Notes for Moses Jones, Jr.:

per Alice Carter, child George Washington Jones is the child of the marriage with Sarah Hester.

 

                          v.    Thomas Hester, Jr., born Abt. 1808 in Bladen Co., NC; married Milly Ward 22 Dec 1825 in Robeson Co., NC.

 

Notes for Thomas Hester, Jr.:

The family of Thomas Hester of Taylorsville, MS is shown on an FTW disk, and may be descended from this Thomas.

 

                         vi.    Maulsey Hester, born Abt. 1809 in Bladen Co., NC; died Bet. 1860 - 1870 in TX; married Willis Singletary Abt. 1832; born Bef. 1790 in Bladen Co., NC; died Aft. 1865 in TX.

                        vii.    Josiah Hester, born 01 Jan 1812 in Bladen Co., NC; died 08 Dec 1880 in Gallman, Copiah, MS; married Rebecca McRee 08 Jan 1835 in Copiah Co., MS; born 25 Dec 1816 in Maury Co., TN; died 14 Apr 1900 in Copiah Co., MS.

 

Notes for Josiah Hester:

buried Bethedsda Methodist Church, Gallman, MS

 

Notes for Rebecca McRee:

buried Bethedsda Methodist Church, Gallman, MS

 

                       viii.    Ephraim Hester, born 15 Aug 1813 in Bladen Co., NC; died 04 Feb 1875 in Copiah Co., MS; married (1) Mary Jane Stanton 23 Dec 1841; married (2) Mary A. Price Aft. 1850 in Copiah Co., MS; born Abt. 1827 in Copiah Co., MS; died Aft. 1891.

 

Notes for Ephraim Hester:

As a young man took on the responsibility to care for his younger sister and her three young children.  Later married, became quite prominent, and was mentioned in Mississippi archives.

 

Ephraim moved to Alabama.  In Monroe Co., AL he married 23 dec 1841 Mary Jane Stanton, and this was witnessed by John Stanton, Sr. and Daniel Fore.  A John Stanton married one of Ephraim's aunts, Miriam, daughter of John, and moved to Alabama.  This may have been their daughter. 

 

Ephraim and Mary Jane Stanton divorced 2 aug 1844 in Rankin Co., MS.

 

This biography of Ephraim Hester is part of an article about his son, John T. Hester, in Godspeed's:

"... Ephraim Hester was a son of Thomas and Martha Hester, both of whom lived and died in North Carolina, and he was born in that state August 15, 1813, and was left an orphan at an early age and his education in consequence was somewhat limited.  He removed with his mother to Rankin county about 1841, and in 1844 removed to Copiah county, where he met and married Miss Mary A. Price, a native of Copiah county and who was born in 1827.  She was a daughter of Charles and Isabel (Bufkin) Price.  Her parents were natives of South Carolina, who removed to Mississippi about 1820.  Ephraim Hester reared four children, named Martha A., the wife of L.Q. Wright, of Copiah county, John T., our subject; Isabel, educated at Hillman college, the wife of Robert O'Quinn of Copiah county, and Sallie E., educated at Hillman college, who is unmarried and lives at home.  The father was a lifelong planter, and he and his wife were members of the Baptist church.  He died February 4, 1875, and his widow still survives him, living on the old homestead."   This account was published in 1891, Memoirs of Mississippi, and can be found at most libraries that this writer has visited.  If accurate, it indicates that Martha Hester returned to North Carolina before her death.

 

More About Ephraim Hester:

Burial: Antioch Baptist Cem., Copiah Co., MS

 

Notes for Mary A. Price:

Margaret A aged 41 from MS in 1870 census was spouse of Ephraim Hester

 

                         ix.    Daniel Thomas Hester, born 15 Feb 1816 in Bladen Co., NC; died 02 Sep 1884 in Bladen Co., NC; married Sarah Lewis; born 27 May 1825; died 04 Mar 1884 in Bladen Co., NC.

 

Notes for Daniel Thomas Hester:

buried Gilmore Edwards Cem., Bladen Co., NC.

Thomas and Martha Hester's son Daniel was involved in land transactions with his sister Amelia and his mother Martha after Thomas's death.  The land involved was at "Crawley's Swamp."  Witnesses to some of these transactions were John H. Singletary, John Hester and Joshua Singletary.  Part of the land was at the "corner of Willis Singletary lot."   Willis Singletary's wife was Maulsy Hester (also spelled Maulcy and Malsy and Molcy in the same document).

 

Notes for Sarah Lewis:

buried Gilmore Edwards Cem., Bladen Co., NC

 

                          x.    John Hester, born Bef. 1820.

        9               xi.    Amelia Hester, born Abt. 1820 in Bladen Co., NC; died Aft. 1860 in Prob. MS; married William Freeman 1834 in Bladen Co., NC.

 

 

      20.  Moses McLemore, born Abt. 1787 in Cheraw Dist., SC; died 18 Mar 1857 in Crystal Springs, Copiah, MS.  He was the son of 40. Amos McLemore and 41. Equilla Byler.  He married 21. Nancy Vinnie Batiste Bef. Jul 1816.

      21.  Nancy Vinnie Batiste, born 1794 in SC; died 31 Aug 1868 in MS.

 

Notes for Moses McLemore:

Moses, Amos' son was the first McLemore to pay taxes in Giles County Tennessee in 1815.

 

Paraphrased from "Ole Rosinheels"

Moses and brother Richard McLemore were born in SC, and probably moved from Giles Co., TN to Wayne Co., MS at the end of hostilities in the War of 1812.  They settled in that part of Wayne County which, in 1819, became Covington County and, still later, in 1826, became Jones County.  They were both listed in the 1816 census of Wayne County, but neither was on the 1810 census of the same area.

They settled in the Leaf River country of what is now Jones, Perry, Forrest and Covington counties, in south-eastern Mississippi.  They lived in close proximity, and John McLemore joined them in 1820.  In 1836, Richard moved to Lauderdale County.

 

Moses served as an officer in the Tennessee militia under the command of General Andrew Jackson during the war of 1812 and the Creek War.

 

Notes for Nancy Vinnie Batiste:

or Nancy Vinnie Baptiste

Nancy Vinnie Batiste may have been a Choctaw Indian.  Another source says "Rosa Vinnie Batiste" who died Lauderdale Co., MS in 1850 (2 spouses?)

     

Children of Moses McLemore and Nancy Batiste are:

                           i.    Elizabeth McLemore, married James Lowery; born 1791 in poss. Cherokee Nation East (Tennessee); died Aft. 1857.

 

Notes for Elizabeth McLemore:

Not certain that this Elizabeth McLemore is placed properly - another McLemore family descending from Robert McLemore had frequent marriages with Cherokees, and she may be of that branch.

 

                          ii.    Sarah McLemore, born 25 Jul 1815 in TN; died 22 Jul 1872 in MS; married John Abraham Hanes 09 Jun 1836 in Hinds Co., MS; born Bef. 1815.

        10             iii.    John T. McLemore, born 08 Mar 1817 in NC; died Nov 1863 in Copiah Co., MS; married (1) Agnes Smith 22 Mar 1836 in Copiah Co., MS; married (2) Rebecca Rogers 29 Sep 1850.

                         iv.    Aquilla McLemore, born Abt. 1816 in TN; died 17 Jun 1888 in Copiah Co., MS; married (1) Richard R. Kirkley Aft. 1832 in MS; born 1815; died 18 Sep 1851 in Copiah Co., MS; married (2) Andrew Jackson Brown 29 Jul 1857 in Copiah Co., MS; born 04 Jun 1832 in MS; died 1882 in Utica, Hinds, MS.

 

Notes for Aquilla McLemore:

or Equilla McLemore

 

                          v.    Craven Purline McLemore, born Bet. 1823 - 1826; died Aft. 1865; married Elizabeth Hood Abt. 1840; born 1823.

 

Notes for Craven Purline McLemore:

John Craven McLemore

 

                         vi.    Lavinia McLemore, born May 1828 in TN; married Abraham Lundy Fairchild Abt. 1842 in Copiah Co., MS; born 21 Jan 1821 in MS; died 02 Nov 1897 in MS.

                        vii.    Juriah McLemore, born 1833 in TN; died in MS; married Carroll J. Carter 02 Jan 1854 in Copiah Co., MS; born Aft. 1833.

 

Notes for Juriah McLemore:

She was shown with her maiden name for the 1860 census, wich two children, in the same household as Carroll Carter.

 

                       viii.    Mary J. McLemore, born Bef. 1835 in TN; married (1) Isam Lewis in Copiah Co., MS; born 1825; married (2) H. C. Woods 20 Dec 1853; born Bef. 1835.

                         ix.    Moses McLemore, Jr., born 1835 in TN; married Elizabeth Kirkley 26 Oct 1853 in Copiah Co., MS; born Abt. 1830.

                          x.    Nancy McLemore, born Abt. 1835 in TN; married Benjamin Hood; born 1818.

 

 

      22.  Isaac Luther Smith, born Abt. 1793 in GA; died Bet. 1853 - 1860 in Copiah Co., MS.  He was the son of 44. William Smith and 45. Elizabeth <Unknown>.  He married 23. Sarah A. Kingsley 23 Mar 1817 in Pulaski Co., GA.

      23.  Sarah A. Kingsley, born 19 Jan 1802 in Montgomery Co., GA; died 06 Dec 1869 in Copiah Co., MS.  She was the daughter of 46. Jeremiah Kingsley II and 47. Agnes Humphries.

 

Notes for Isaac Luther Smith:

Came to MS from GA abt 1817

     

Children of Isaac Smith and Sarah Kingsley are:

                           i.    Elizabeth Ann Smith, born Abt. 1818 in Copiah Co., MS; died Bef. 1880; married John Campbell 21 Aug 1839 in Copiah Co., MS; born Bet. 1808 - 1810 in MS; died Aft. 1880.

                          ii.    Neal Smith, born Abt. 1819 in MS; died Bet. 1862 - 1867; married Matilda Jones 20 Dec 1842 in Copiah Co., MS; born Abt. 1823 in MS.

                         iii.    William Smith, born Abt. 1821 in MS; married Martha Jane Beall 21 Jan 1852 in Copiah Co., MS; born Abt. 1823 in AL.

        11             iv.    Agnes Smith, born 1821 in MS; died Abt. 1849; married John T. McLemore 22 Mar 1836 in Copiah Co., MS.

                          v.    Charlotte Smith, born Abt. 1827 in MS; died in LA; married Jesse W. Watson 18 Dec 1848 in Copiah Co., MS; born Abt. 1818 in GA; died in LA.

                         vi.    Sarah 'Sallie' Smith, born Abt. 1828 in MS; died Bef. 1867; married Benjamin Williams 04 Dec 1848 in Copiah Co., MS; born Abt. 1808 in MS.

                        vii.    Charles Ulysses Smith, born Abt. 1832 in Copiah Co., MS; died 15 Oct 1901 in Copiah Co., MS; married Cornelia Victoria Martin 29 Feb 1860 in Copiah Co., MS; born 1843 in Copiah Co., MS; died Feb 1909 in Copiah Co., MS.

                       viii.    Isaac Luther Smith, Jr., born 30 Jan 1834 in MS; died 14 Dec 1916 in Lincoln Co., MS; married (1) Martha Jane Watson 07 Nov 1860 in Copiah Co., MS; born Abt. 1840 in MS; died 1872 in Copiah Co., MS; married (2) Nancy Ruth Fairchild 02 Mar 1871 in Copiah Co., MS; born Nov 1847 in MS; died Aft. 1916 in Copiah Co., MS.

                         ix.    Jabez A. Smith, born 28 Mar 1838 in Copiah Co., MS; died in Delhi, Richland, LA.

                          x.    James R. Smith, born Abt. 1840 in MS.

                         xi.    Amelia Malvina P. Smith, born 27 Jun 1842 in Gallman, Copiah, MS; died 13 Nov 1900 in Copiah Co., MS; married Christian Lafayette Furr 01 May 1862 in Copiah Co., MS; born 31 Jan 1837 in Lawrence Co., MS; died 03 Sep 1898.

                        xii.    Moses A. Smith, born Abt. 1846 in Copiah Co., MS.

 

 

      24.  Robert Lindsay, born Bet. 1770 - 1780 in VA; died 1829 in Knoxville, Knox, TN.  He was the son of 48. Matthew Lindsay and 49. Flora Williams.  He married 25. Asenath McNutt 26 Dec 1810 in Knoxville, Knox, TN.

      25.  Asenath McNutt, born 1792 in Knox Co., TN; died Bet. 1852 - 1855 in Monroe Co., MS.  She was the daughter of 50. George McNutt and 51. Isabella Callison.

 

Notes for Robert Lindsay:

Obit. in 1829 Nashville paper per Margaret Brokaw.  Note: check Bible Record and Baptisms in Knoxville First Presbyterian Church.

 

Notes for Asenath McNutt:

Asenath must have died around 1852-5 during the fever epidemics.  Most of the family was in Aberdeen, MS in 1850.

     

Children of Robert Lindsay and Asenath McNutt are:

                           i.    Matthew Williams Lindsay, born 22 Sep 1811 in Knoxville, TN; died Abt. 1855 in Shelby Co., TN; married Virginia F. Perkins 1838 in Tuscaloosa, AL.

 

Notes for Matthew Williams Lindsay:

Attorney General of Alabama, mayor of Aberdeen, MS.  An early lawyer of Alabama and Mississippi.

 

                          ii.    Charlotte Elkins Lindsay, born 10 Oct 1812 in Knoxville, TN; married William D. Copp.

                         iii.    George McNutt Lindsay, born 12 Mar 1814 in Knoxville, TN.

                         iv.    James White Lindsay, born 16 Jan 1816 in Knoxville, TN.

        12              v.    Robert Moses Lindsay, born 10 Nov 1817 in Knoxville, TN; died 11 Nov 1860 in Old Boston, Bowie, TX; married Mary Ann Eliza Ellett 16 Jan 1838 in Morgan Co., AL.

                         vi.    Isabella Callison Lindsay, born Abt. 1819 in Knoxville, TN; married Jonathon Dickson 1848 in Aberdeen, Monroe, MS.

                        vii.    Dr. William A. Lindsay, born 17 Sep 1822 in Knoxville, TN.

 

Notes for Dr. William A. Lindsay:

William A. Lindsay was a doctor, residing in 1850 in Monroe Co., MS.

 

                       viii.    John Newton Lindsay, born 08 Oct 1824 in Knoxville, TN.

                         ix.    David Hamilton Lindsay, born 21 Nov 1826 in Knoxville, TN; died Aft. 1880 in Kosciusko, Attala, MS; married Sophia Campbell in Houston, MS.

 

Notes for David Hamilton Lindsay:

David Hamilton Lindsay was a newspaper editor in Houston, and a lawyer.  In 1850, in Chickasaw Co., MS.  In 1880, in Attala Co., MS.

 

                          x.    Flora Ann Lindsay, born 26 Feb 1829 in Knoxville, TN; died 1900 in Eufala, Barbour, AL; married Joseph Billups Jennings 06 May 1846 in Aberdeen, Monroe, MS; born 1819 in Nottoway Co., VA; died 1870 in New Orleans, LA.

 

Notes for Joseph Billups Jennings:

Joseph was in Atlanta, GA at the time of War.  The Jennings family "refugeed" to Eufaula, AL from Missouri during the Civil War and moved back to New Orleans, LA after the war.  In 1860 he had a store in St. Joseph, MO.  He returned to Mississippi.  Joseph B. Jennings died of yellow fever in New Orleans  in 1870 and the family then returned to Eufaula.

 

During the Civil 'war, Jennings' home served as the headquarters of Confederate Gen. Samuel French between July 22 - Sept. 1, 1864; that is, between the Battle of Atlanta and the surrender of the city. French, BTW, was almost cashiered because he suggested, in late 1863, that slaves be integrated into the Confederate Army and being given their freedom as a reward for their service.

 

 

      26.  William Ellett, born Bet. 1771 - 1779 in Hanover Co., VA; died Abt. 1855 in Harrison or Gregg Co., TX.  He was the son of 52. <Unknown> Ellett and 53. <Unknown>.  He married 27. Elizabeth 'Betsy' King Bef. 1805 in Hanover Co., VA.

      27.  Elizabeth 'Betsy' King, born 1783 in poss. Hanover Co., VA; died Aft. 1850 in Bowie Co., TX.  She was the daughter of 54. Ambrose King and 55. <Unknown>.

 

Notes for William Ellett:

He may have been born in Lunenburg Co., VA.  One proposed father does not indicate that he resided in Virginia after the Revolution, but was born in Augusta Co. and resided in Guilford Co., NC at the time of the war.

 

William Ellett went before 1820 from Hanover Co., VA to Morgan Co.,  Alabama.  In 1838 he sold land to the Methodist Church in Morgan Co., AL.  In 1839 he moved from Alabama to the part of Red River Co., TX that became Bowie Co., TX (1850 census in TX).  He died or moved from Bowie Co. before the 1860 census.  A daughter lived in Harrison Co., TX, near where he is said to be buried.

 

Another William Ellett has indicated on his tombstone that he was born 1804 in Hanover Co., VA and died 1854 in Harrison Co., TX ; he is presumed to be a nephew of this man, but the tombstone's dates & places may have caused confusion due to the coincidences.

     

Children of William Ellett and Elizabeth King are:

                           i.    Sarah Ann 'Sally' Ellett, born 10 Aug 1805 in Hanover Co., VA; died 02 May 1854 in Harrison Co., TX; married Oliver Thompson 06 Feb 1823 in Morgan Co., AL; born 10 Jan 1801 in SC; died 01 Mar 1866 in Harrison Co., TX.

 

Notes for Sarah Ann 'Sally' Ellett:

or Susan Ann Ellett /  she went by Sally.

 

Notes for Oliver Thompson:

Oliver Thompson went to Texas in the early 1850's.  Oliver married 2nd Elosia Witherspoon.

 

                          ii.    Alfred Henry Ellett, born 1808 in Hanover Co., VA; died 1878 in Madison Co., AL; married (1) May N. E. A. Hewlett 03 Mar 1835; married (2) Rachel O. Beal 1847; born 16 Jul 1813 in NC or Huntsville, Madison, AL; died 14 Sep 1878.

 

Notes for Alfred Henry Ellett:

Some indicate that Alfred's dad was Isham Ellett.

 

                         iii.    Dr. Ambrose King Ellett, born 14 Feb 1809 in Hanover Co.., VA or Madison Co., AL; died 24 Jan 1867 in Clarksville, Red River, TX; married (1) Anne Innes 24 Dec 1833; born 03 Apr 1811 in New York City, NY; died 18 Aug 1856 in Clarksville, Red River, TX; married (2) Louisa Elizabeth Latimer 18 Jun 1857; born 10 May 1822 in Carroll Co., TN.

 

Notes for Dr. Ambrose King Ellett:

Ambrose K. Ellett received a certificate for six hundred forty acres...having arrived in Red River County, Texas by the 25th day of May, 1839.  He was likely here earlier because he signed the petition for the charter of the DeKalb Masonic Lodge 24th Mar 1839.    He was a physician, and in 1843, he resided in Hope, Hempstead Co., AR.  He was in Clarksville, Texas by the time of the 1850 census.  He viewed an estray of Woodson T. Harris, 16 July 1842, according to court records of Hempstead Co.  H returned back across the river by 1846... Bowie county tax list: 9 negroes $2800, 4 horses/mules $175, 2 cattle $20. misc. property $100, total $3095, poll tax $1, state tax $7.19, county tax $3.59 1/2.

 

Young men from the area lived with the Ellett family and studied mediciee under Ambrose.

Ambrose was a charter member of the "Sons of Temperance" 5 July 1848.

 

Jlthotel@aol.com Joni shared the notes on Ambrose and his family.  She is a historian, but not a descendant of this branch.

 

Notes for Anne Innes:

The Northern Standard, Clarksville, Texas, 13 may 1846......Mrs. Ann Ellett will commence a course of instruction in the above branches in the Ringwood Female Seminary on the 15th of May ... (the above headed with: music, painting and drawing).  This school was located at Boston, Bowie Co., TX.  The school moved to Clarksville, Red River County and the Ellett's followed in 1847.

 

From her tombstone: Ann Ellett consort of Dr. A K Ellett  died ____ 8,1856 aged 45 yrs 4 mo 15 ds

 

                         iv.    Joseph Winn Ellett, born 25 Apr 1813 in Hanover Co., VA; died 27 Feb 1883 in TX; married Elizabeth Palmer Ellis in Holly Springs, Cass, TX; born 08 Sep 1824 in Danville, Pittsylvania, VA; died 22 Mar 1890 in TX.

 

Notes for Joseph Winn Ellett:

In 1844 residing in Bowie Co., Republic of Texas.  Still in Bowie Co., TX for the 1850 census.  "Lost between 1860 - 70 in Dallas County."

 

Not to be confused with Joseph Winford Ellett, thought to be closely related and in this file.

 

        13              v.    Mary Ann Eliza Ellett, born 22 Jul 1819 in Morgan Co., AL; died 18 Feb 1867 in Boston, Bowie, TX; married Robert Moses Lindsay 16 Jan 1838 in Morgan Co., AL.

                         vi.    Frances Ellett, born Abt. 1822; died 1843 in Hanover Co., VA; married <Unknown> Clipton.

 

Notes for <Unknown> Clipton:

or Clopton

 

                        vii.    John W. Ellett, born 1824 in AL.

 

Notes for John W. Ellett:

John Ellett was in Bowie Co., TX for the 1850 census.

 

                       viii.    Henry K. Ellett, born 1825.

 

Notes for Henry K. Ellett:

Henry King Ellett ?

 

 

      28.  Benjamin Graves, born 07 Mar 1792 in GA; died 06 Jul 1870 in Amite Co., MS.  He was the son of 56. John Graves and 57. Sarah Warren.  He married 29. Elizabeth O. 'Bessie' Nesmith 05 Apr 1810 in Wilkinson Co., MS.

      29.  Elizabeth O. 'Bessie' Nesmith, born Abt. 1784 in Charleston, SC; died 1865 in Amite Co., MS.  She was the daughter of 58. Maj. John Nesmith IV and 59. Sarah <Unknown>.

 

Notes for Benjamin Graves:

Note: For years, family has indicated that Ben Graves was the son of Francis Graves because Ben's children were mentioned in Francis' will.  A family Bible indicates that one Benjamin Graves was actually the son of John Graves, Francis' brother.  Another indication giving the wrong impression that he was of Francis Graves (this quote from Ken V. Graves, long-time researcher):

 

"File no. 70, Amite Co., contains the petition of John F. Graves, minor heir of James J. Graves, deceased, naming his uncle Benjamin Graves as guardian.  There is also the petition of Benjamin Graves that he be appointed the guardian of John F. Graves; also his final statement of account.  Benjamin was appointed 12 Dec. 1854 and made final settlement 13 Jan. 1857, Amite Co., Miss.  This John F. Graves, son of J. J. Graves, is the grandson named in Rebecca's will.  [according to a cousin] The item proves that Benjamin Graves was the son of Francis and Rebecca Graves, corroborated by the associations found in the many other legal documents concerning the activities of these people and by the fact that the legacy to John F. Graves by his grandmother Rebecca Graves is the same as that enumerated in his petition that his uncle Benjamin Graves be his guardian, effected 12 Dec. 1854."

 

Also, records in Wilkinson Co., MS indicate that Benjamin received permission from his father to marry; the signature / initial of the father is said to look like a J or an F, continuing the confusion.  I am informed it is "definitely John" who is his father by a cousin with access to the records, BFlynt2193@aol.com Brian Flynt.

 

Provided by a distant cousin, H. H. "Mickey" Forrester, Jr.  Some is paraphrased from "East Feliciana Past & Present" by Skipwith.

 

Owned all of the land where Centreville, MS now stands, that portion of Wilkinson Co.  However, he ultimately settled down on Comite Creek, just above the Louisiana / Mississippi line in Amite Co.  There he established his water mill (c 1839) often referred to as Graves' Mill, others of today calling it Graves Old Mill.  He was a plantation operator, but also built and sold cotton gins.  His old homesite, dating to 1816, has been located.  His cemetery, which once contained as many as 15 brick vaults, has been diminished to only four tombstones, those of his Gay grandchildren.  The oldest grave is dated 1844.

 

Estate records indicate Amite Co., MS 1870.

 

Thanks to Mickey Forrester, from "Tidbits on Benjamin Graves", 1998.

"Early and conspicuous in the Keller Town community was the tall, straight figure old Ben Graves, who was not old then, but a handsome single gentleman from South Carolina, who brought with him the family cow and diminutive pony, and founded his home where the fourth and seventh wards meet on the line of demarkation, and where Wilkinson and Amite counties, corner on the line.  His rifle kept him abundantly supplied with panther steaks, saddles of venison and haunches of bear and the ubiquitous, oleaginous possum.  When sugar, coffee, salt or flour was needed, the pony was saddled with an empty sack and as many dry skins of deer, bears and panthers as could be strapped on, and thus equipped Mr. Graves would strike into a bridle path leading to St. Francisville where he would exchange his peltries for supplies – which was better than giving a lien on the crop.  On his return from one of these annual pilgrimages, Ben and the pony received the hospitalities of a settler who had cut down an acre or so of canes and started a clearing close to the line of the bridle path, and in that settlers log cabin was a lovely little barefoot beauty of the canebrakes, the settler being like Jeptha, Judge in Israel, who had one fair daughter and no more.  Tradition pleasantly relates that the heart of the tall, handsome Carolinian was not only smitten but completely subjugated, and on blushingly making his doleful dilemma known to his canebrake Dulcinea, she surrendered, not at discretion, but with one important reservation: 'She must have a pair of wedding slippers to stand up in.'

 

"Most men would have opened negotiations with Paris, New York or New Orleans for a small shipment of dainty wedding slippers the more speedily to raise the embargo on the nuptial ceremony, but Ben trudged home with light heart and elastic step, and visiting his tan yard to give the finishing touch to his hides, commenced to model two lasts, one for the bride's dainty slippers and a larger one for the bridegroom's boots.  When the slippers and boots were finished the old Irish Alcalde was invited to accompany him to the cabin which enshrined Ben's heart and sheltered his unexpectant bride.  The annals of Amite and Wilkinson Counties and the Fourth and seventh Wards of East Feliciana attest lovingly that none have done more to develope a pure civilization, than old Ben's blushing bride of the canebrakes although her trousseau was nothing more sparkling than a pair of home made buck skin slippers.

 

"Continuing my portraiture of the growing Fourth Ward, which would not be complete if it should stop before depicting its general adaptability to pastoral and agricultural purposes; its wonderful advantages as a productive home, where the home seeker can chose to dwell amid fertile cultivated fields, on the crown of an elevated plateau with miles of landscape of miraculous beauty, or down in the green valleys in sight of hearing the rippling, joyous waters; and in each locality find a sweet happy home, with a good living annexed, without excessive outlay of cash or sweat of brow.....

 

"Ben Graves' home was in Section 37 of the southwest quarter of Amite County, Mississippi.  It was very close to the Comite river.  I located the homesite in April of 1989 with the help of Booty Trask and Tom Netterville, both having passed away since then.  Booty said the house was huge and faced south looking over the Louisiana State Line, which was just a stone's throw away.  It had at least ten rooms, was of frame construction, erected on brick pillars.  Booty said specifically, "The house was two feet off the ground." Tom Netterville said the house had six rooms downstairs and four rooms upstairs.  It had a south front porch across the front of the house and a side porch along the east side of the house.  A hall ran from the front of the house to the back, with three rooms on either side of the hall.  The hall emptied onto the porch of the kitchen, that porch running the length of the kitchen.  The kitchen was on the north side of the house, east of kitchen porch.

 

"There is evidence of the road which Booty said ran in front of the house.  It, also, ran along the east side of the house in accordance with field observations.  Then toward the cemetery and on out to the State Line Road.  There is lots of evidence that a house once stood on the site.  Broken bricks, glass, pieces of iron and etc. abound.

 

"I don't know how long the house stayed in possession of Ben Graves' family after he died, but eventually the Fultons owned it and lived in the house.  They sold it to the Cokes and the Cokes were renting it to the Redditts in the 1920s, according to Tom and Booty.  Booty thought the old house was still standing when Camp Van Dorn took over 45,000 acres of land in that vicinity for use as a military training ground during WWII.  He thought the Army tore the house down.  But, that is not what happened.  The house was torn down before Camp Van Dorn.  Its lumber was used to construct a house out on State Line Road.  When Camp Van Dorn did come, that house was physically moved by its owner to the south side of Mississippi State Highway 48, a few hundred feet west of that highway's intersection with the highway from Clinton, Louisiana.  Tom Netterville must have told me this story, but for the life of me, I really can't remember.  So, some of the old house which was built, maybe as early as 1816, is still in existence.

 

Notes for Elizabeth O. 'Bessie' Nesmith:

EAST FELICIANA PARISH, LOUISIANA, Vol III Original Conveyances, Bk I, by Mary Ann Smith Sagely 1997 - Elizabeth O Nesmith wife of Benjamin Graves of Amite Co, MS to daughter Harriet A R Gay w of Harvey B Gay.

MINUTES OF EAST FORK BAPTIST CHURCH, AMITE CO, MS - Mar 1847  Met in conference on Saturday before the Second Lord's day.  Received Sister Elizabeth Graves into the fellowship of the church by experience.  Dismissed in order.

ZION HILL BAPTIST CHURCH, AMITE CO, MS 1855 - Sat Feb 17  Sr Elizabeth Graves from Grand Cane Church, LA recd by let.

 

Note; 1850 census  of Amite Co. listed her as 66 years old, husband aged 60.

     

Children of Benjamin Graves and Elizabeth Nesmith are:

                           i.    Margaret Amarintha Desdemonia Graves, born 18 Dec 1811; died 20 May 1887 in Wilkinson Co., MS; married John Winter James 18 Jan 1829 in Amite Co., MS; born Abt. 1803 in SC; died 1863 in Norwood, E. Feliciana, LA.

 

Notes for Margaret Amarintha Desdemonia Graves:

Margaret and John James are buried in Sagely-Pemble-James Cem., originally Worsham Cem.  In 1958, this was located on the Wilbur Pemble place.

 

More About Margaret Amarintha Desdemonia Graves:

Burial: Sagely-Pemble-James Cemetery

 

Notes for John Winter James:

Found in the 1850 census of East Feliciana Par., LA.   lee_ann@centurytel.net Lee Ann Smith descends from this line. (April, 2000, May 2005).

Note: As His father is Samuel Winter James of Williamsburg Co., SC, and his father's widow likely married John Nesmith IV as his second wife.

 

More About John Winter James:

Burial: Sagely-Pemble-James Cemetery

 

                          ii.    Sarah W. Ann Graves, born Abt. 1813; died Bef. 1870; married Bolin G. Worsham 08 Jan 1835 in Amite Co., MS.

 

Notes for Sarah W. Ann Graves:

Sarah was on the 1850 census of East Feliciana Parish, LA.

 

                         iii.    Elizabeth S. Graves, born Abt. 1814; died 1851; married Richard I. Watkins 08 Sep 1834 in Amite Co., MS; born Abt. 1800.

 

Notes for Elizabeth S. Graves:

or Eliza S. Graves

 

Notes for Richard I. Watkins:

or Richard Wadkins

 

                         iv.    Harriet A. R. Graves, born Abt. 1818 in MS; married (1) Harvey B. Gay 29 Jul 1837 in Amite Co., MS; born Abt. 1805 in NY; married (2) Sam James Abt. 1873.

 

Notes for Harriet A. R. Graves:

She received 1/7 of the estate of her father, Benjamin Graves. She first married Harvey B. Gay on 29 July 1837 (Amite Co., Miss., Bk. 2B, p. 274). She secondly married Sam James about 1873. She was named as Harriet A. R. Gay in 1872, but was called H. A. R. James in the final settlement of the estate of Benjamin Graves (1874?).

 

Notes for Harvey B. Gay:

Harvey was listed in the 1850 census as a machinist, 45, born New York.  There may have been an Harvey B. Gay, Jr.

 

        14              v.    Samuel James 'Jim' Graves, born Abt. 1818 in MS; died Bef. 1870; married Althea Eugenia Poole 14 Mar 1838 in Clinton, E. Feliciana, LA.

                         vi.    Dr. Heland Sidney Graves, born 1825; died 1872; married (1) Martha A. Evaline Octavia Poole Abt. 1846 in St.  Helena Par., LA; born Abt. 1827; died Bef. 1859; married (2) Adda Jane Amacker 17 Feb 1859 in E. Feliciana Par., LA; died Bef. 1870.

 

Notes for Dr. Heland Sidney Graves:

A doctor, known as Sidney Graves.  Also Hillard Sydney Graves.  According to L. M. Boatner's diary, he performed an autopsy on John Silliman, a prominent man in the area who commited suicide.

 

                        vii.    Thomas Jefferson Benjamin Graves, born 15 Feb 1827 in Wilkinson Co., MS; died 12 Nov 1900 in Wilkinson Co., MS; married Octavia D. Coleman 24 Dec 1846 in Wilkinson Co., MS; born Aug 1829 in Wilkinson Co., MS; died 20 Apr 1916 in New Orleans, Orleans, LA.

 

Notes for Thomas Jefferson Benjamin Graves:

Known as Jeff Graves.  Mentioned in Lawrence Marion Boatner's diary of 1839-49.  A map that Boatner made in 1866 shows "Jeff" owning property on the Wilkerson-Amite Co. line, a section above the LA-MS line in Amite Co.  Jeff apparently moved to the property of his wife, Octavia Coleman, just above the LA-MS line in WIlkerson Co., and he is buried in the Coleman Cemetery on that property.  Thomas Graves was administrator of his father's will.

 

 

      30.  Col. Robert Poole, born 1784 in Sumter, Laurens, SC; died 14 Jan 1854 in near Hallsville, Harrison, TX.  He was the son of 60. Seth Pettypool.  He married 31. Ann Eliza Tynes in Amite Co., MS.

      31.  Ann Eliza Tynes, born Bef. 1795 in SC; died 1839 in E. Feliciana Par., LA.  She was the daughter of 62. Fleming Tynes and 63. Melissa Watkins.

 

Notes for Col. Robert Poole:

Much of this info from Miss Minnie Collins, Chipala, LA, forwarded by Margaret Brokaw.   He received a Mexican War Pension in 1887.

 

The following letter (page 1 of 2, missing sender's name) was dated 17 Apr 1930 from Hallsville, Texas, written to Mrs. Hugh McCranie of Dallas, Texas, who is likely Robert's descendant:

 

"I received your letter ...

"Fort Crawford, which is the most historic burying ground in this vicinity, was my first guess as to where your Great Grand father was buried.  This was originally an old fort - build of logs for protection of the women and children in the early days when the whites had to combat with the Indians.  Later this was used for a Church and school.  My Grand Father came from Charleston, S.C. and settled near where Hallsville now is - in 1850.  He died at the age of 36 years leaving my father at the age of 12; also four sisters and a younger brother.  I was born and reared on this same place, a nd my father's younger brother now resides on this place at the age of 78 years.  My Grand Mother died at the age of 91 years in 1906.  My father died at the age of 71 in February 1911.  My Father and all his brothers and sisters received all of their schooling at this place known as Fort Crawford.  So you can see that by hearing them talk I learned a great deal about the first settling of East Texas.  When I first visited this old place there were many tombstones there, but today I visisted the old place and could find only six, there being the largest and most expensive ones.  It appears that since the cemetery has long since been abandoned as a burying place, some people have hauled the stones away to be used as house pillows and such like.  But I gathered some information this afternoon that leads me to believe that your Great GBrand Father was not buried at Ft. Crawford.

"There are no Pool's residing near this place at this time, but I found that there were two girls who were orphan girls -- named Emma and Zina Pool.  These girls were reared by a man named Robert Hall.  One of these - Zina - married a Finch; who was in the sadlery business at Longview, Texas, at the beginning of Longview.  He was also a singing teacher.  The other girl named - Emma - married a Mr. Allison McPherson residing near the Pool place.  These are all dead, but it so happened that McPherson left some boys, and while talking with one of them this afternoon I learned that his mother also had an aunt named Emma Pool, whom, it is believed, is a daughter of your Great Grand Father.  This girl first married a Motley, and after his death she later married a Morgan.  She is now around 90 years of age, and resides at West Mountain, which is near Gilmer, Texas, and about fifty miles from here.  She owns a home at this place, but is living with other folks and I am umable to give you her address at this time.  I will drive over to see her at my earliest convenience and if it is possible that I'll learn something from her.  I also learned this afternoon that there was an old burying ground near the Pool place, which dates back in the fifties, and it is most likely this is where your Great Grand Father was buried.  I doubt if there was ever a tomb stone placed at his grave unless it was one hewn from a ntavie rock as were some at Ft. Crawford.  There is also a very old laty in Marshall, Texas, who's original name was Melton and who was reared in the neighborhood of the Pool family.  I will see her and it's possible ..."

Unfortunately, I don't have the second page.

 

Never lived anywhere else in Texas except near Hallsville, where he resided by 1840, within a year of his wife's death.

 

More About Col. Robert Poole:

Burial: 'old Scott Place', Hallsville, Harrison, TX

 

Notes for Ann Eliza Tynes:

Buried Amite Co., MS

     

Children of Robert Poole and Ann Tynes are:

                           i.    Orlando Lindorf Poole, born 26 Feb 1811 in MS; died Aft. 1895 in Johnson Co., TX or Coryell Co., TX; married Elizabeth Watkins Poole; born 1816 in SC; died Aft. 1880 in Johnson Co., TX.

 

Notes for Orlando Lindorf Poole:

Texas State Land Office Records:

... 7 Jun 1841 1280 Acres of which

....882 acres in Hunt Co. patented 23 Jun 1850

....398 acres in Bowie Co. patented 26 May 1856

Orlando Poole was in the 1850 and 1860 census of Bowie Co., TX, and the 1870 and 1880 census of (Cleburn) Johnson Co., TX.

 

Notes for Elizabeth Watkins Poole:

Elizabeth was the daughter of Nazara Poole and a daughter of Fleming Watkins.

research note: See Ebenezer Records in Dallas Library.

One family record says this is Annie T. Poole.

 

                          ii.    Robert Addington Poole, born Abt. 1812 in MS; died 07 Aug 1854 in Harrison Co., TX; married Diana L. Pence in E. Feliciana Par., LA; born 1827 in LA.

 

Notes for Robert Addington Poole:

In 1850 census of Harrison Co., TX

 

Notes for Diana L. Pence:

or Diana Price.

Resided Carthage, TX in 1860.

1909 resided Cleburne, TX Mar 16 aged 67 yrs 7 mos

 

Diana married next Jesse Hays.

 

                         iii.    Emily A. Poole, born Abt. 1814 in E. Feliciana Par., LA; died 1886 in Chipola, LA; married Dr. Milton M. Collins 06 Nov 1832 in E. Feliciana Par., LA; born 1802.

 

Notes for Dr. Milton M. Collins:

Cousin of William Collins.  Physician.  Mentioned in Godspeed's "Memoirs of Louisiana."

 

                         iv.    Elizabeth Ann Poole, born Abt. 1816; married William Collins; born Abt. 1809.

 

Notes for Elizabeth Ann Poole:

Resided in 1860 in Bowie Co., TX with Orlando Poole, seamstress.  Said to have moved to Jefferson, TX where descendants may still reside (1998).

 

        15              v.    Althea Eugenia Poole, born 12 Jan 1818 in LA; died 20 Nov 1900 in E. Feliciana Par., LA; married Samuel James 'Jim' Graves 14 Mar 1838 in Clinton, E. Feliciana, LA.

                         vi.    Martha A. Evaline Octavia Poole, born Abt. 1827; died Bef. 1859; married (1) <Unknown> Warren; born Bef. 1827; married (2) Dr. Heland Sidney Graves Abt. 1846 in St.  Helena Par., LA; born 1825; died 1872.

 

Notes for Dr. Heland Sidney Graves:

A doctor, known as Sidney Graves.  Also Hillard Sydney Graves.  According to L. M. Boatner's diary, he performed an autopsy on John Silliman, a prominent man in the area who commited suicide.

 

                        vii.    Merry Sedley Poole, born Abt. 1826 in LA; died Aft. 1870 in Jackson, E. Feliciana, LA; married (1) Nancy Jane Kimberling Nov 1847 in Jefferson Co., TX; born Abt. 1832; died 17 Oct 1851 in Harrison Co., TX; married (2) Martha Alice East 21 Sep 1854 in E. St. Helena Par., LA; born 1831 in St. Helena Par., LA; died 18 Aug 1855 in Harrison Co., TX; married (3) Camille Collins Abt. 1855; born 1836 in LA; died Aft. 1855.

 

Notes for Merry Sedley Poole:

two daughters Longview, TX

 

                       viii.    Milton Lawrence Poole, born Abt. 1827; married Anna Spence in TX.

 

Notes for Milton Lawrence Poole:

Resided Harrison Co., TX 1850 and 1860 census.

 

                         ix.    Theodore Granville Poole, born 20 Nov 1832 in E. Feliciana Par., LA; died 1850 in Centerville, MS; married Nancy Hall 14 Oct 1847 in Woodville, Wilkinson, MS; born 22 Oct 1832 in Sparta Co., GA; died 15 Jul 1916 in Centerville, MS.

 

Notes for Nancy Hall:

Nancy married 1st Alfred Partin

 

                          x.    Helen Poole, born Abt. 1830; died Abt. 1842 in Richland, LA.

 

 

Generation No. 6

 

      36.  John Hester, born Abt. 1754 in Bladen Co., NC; died 18 Feb 1820 in Bladen Co., NC.  He was the son of 72. Thomas Hester and 73. Sarah <Unknown>.  He married 37. Comfort <Unknown> Abt. 1774.

      37.  Comfort <Unknown>, born Bef. 1755; died 06 Mar 1836 in Bladen Co., NC.

 

Notes for John Hester:

Died Summer 1819.

1800 census indicates 1 male under 10, 2 males 16-26, 1 male 45+.

1800 census indicates 4 females under 10, e females 10-16, 1 female 45+.

Musician during Revolution.

     

Children of John Hester and Comfort <Unknown> are:

                           i.    John Hester, Jr., born Abt. 1776 in Bladen Co., NC; died Bet. 1813 - 1820; married Betty <Unknown>.

 

Notes for John Hester, Jr.:

Moved to GA / AL.  Had heirs.

 

        18              ii.    Thomas Hester, born Abt. 1778 in Bladen Co., NC; died Bef. Feb 1838 in Bladen Co., NC; married Martha Regan Bef. 1800 in Robeson Co., NC.

                         iii.    Ephraim Hester, born Abt. 1783 in Bladen Co., NC; married (1) Mary <Unknown> Abt. 1804; married (2) Annie Nance Abt. 1809; born Bef. 1796; died 30 Jun 1871.

 

Notes for Ephraim Hester:

Mary and Patience listed as family members in 1850 census, aged 45 and 35, respectively.

IN 1850, listed as farmer in census aged 65

 

                         iv.    Comfort Hester, born Bef. 1785 in Bladen Co., NC; died 1836 in Bladen Co., NC; married Thomas I. Singletary 1800 in Bladen Co., NC; born Abt. 1780 in Bladen Co., NC; died 09 Dec 1825 in Bladen Co., NC.

                          v.    Miriam Hester, born Abt. 1786 in Bladen Co., NC; married John Stainton 1802 in NC; born Abt. 1771 in Brunswick Co., NC; died 21 Sep 1852 in Monroe Co., AL.

 

Notes for John Stainton:

1844 - resided Monroe Co., AL.  Name may be Stanton.

 

                         vi.    Mary Hester, born Abt. 1787 in Bladen Co., NC; died Abt. 1826; married George Henry Hilburn 1822; born 1798 in Bladen Co., NC; died 19 Jan 1871 in Bladenboro, Bladen, NC.

 

Notes for Mary Hester:

Not certain if Henry Hilburn married Mary Hester ; his wife Amelia or Emily Thomas Parker seems to have married him the same years as some indicate Mary married him.

 

                        vii.    Sarah Hester, born Abt. 1788 in Bladen Co., NC; died Bet. 1813 - 1820; married Samuel Scott.

                       viii.    Rebecca Hester, born Abt. 1789 in Bladen Co., NC; died Aft. 1870; married Sampson Davis, Jr. Abt. 1811 in NC; born Abt. 1782 in Bladen Co., NC; died 16 Mar 1855 in Montgomery Co., AL.

                         ix.    Hannah Hester, born 1796 in Bladen Co., NC; died 29 May 1858 in Bladen Co., NC; married Richard Mullington Lewis, Jr. Bef. 1822; born 06 Feb 1797 in Bladen Co., NC; died 21 Sep 1856 in Bladen Co., NC.

 

 

      38.  Capt. Ralph Regan, born Abt. 1736 in Bladen Co., NC; died 1795 in Robeson Co., NC.  He was the son of 76. Joseph Regan, Jr. and 77. Anna <Unknown>.  He married 39. Amelia 'Millie' <Unknown> 1768 in Bladen Co., NC.

      39.  Amelia 'Millie' <Unknown>, born Abt. 1740; died 1808 in NC.

 

Notes for Capt. Ralph Regan:

Ralph Regan, Sr. (Capt.) probably only married once.  Two sources identify this wife as Mellice Thomas and Millie Harrell.  These may be the same woman, but her name is not known for sure.

 

One reported date of death is 14 Aug 1785, Robeson Co., NC

He was reportedly a Major in the Revolution.

 

Memo: 4 generations

 

Notes for Amelia 'Millie' <Unknown>:

or Ann ____.

 

A granddaughter's name is Emily Thomas Parker, leading some to believe this is Emily Thomas or Amelia Thomas or Millie Thomas.  Could he have married twice, an Ann and a Millie?  Another grandchild is Amelia Hester.

 

Several researchers have attributed the name "Harrell" to Millie.  Other researchers are not sure that her name will ever be known.  The Harrell family that is located in Robeson Co., NC was descended from the Isle of Wight, VA family of the 17th Century, of which the compiler of this file is descended through another line (David James).

 

One reported date of death is 1790.  Another is 1795.  Ralph Regan may have married twice.

     

Children of Ralph Regan and Amelia <Unknown> are:

                           i.    Millie Regan

                          ii.    Daniel Regan, born Abt. 1767 in Bladen Co., NC; died 19 Sep 1827 in Pulaski Co., GA; married Mary Rozier Abt. 1787 in Bladen Co., NC; born Abt. 1770; died 04 May 1846 in Pulaski Co., GA.

 

Notes for Mary Rozier:

Her surname is not proved ; speculative.

 

                         iii.    Joseph Regan, born Abt. 1769 in Bladen Co., NC; died 11 Aug 1843 in Robeson Co., NC; married (1) Dorothea <Unknown> Abt. 1794; born Abt. 1774 in Bladen Co., NC; died Abt. 1832 in Robeson Co., NC; married (2) Sarah Malloy Abt. 1794 in prob. Robeson Co., NC; married (3) Sarah McLaughlin 20 Aug 1834 in Robeson Co., NC; born Abt. 1784; died Abt. 1850 in Robeson Co., NC.

 

Notes for Joseph Regan:

Joseph may have only married twice.

 

                         iv.    Samuel Regan, born Abt. 1770 in Robeson Co., NC; died Aft. 1818 in Pulsaki Co., GA.

                          v.    Olive Regan, born 1772 in Bladen Co., NC; died 07 Feb 1838 in Tolarsville, Robeson, NC; married Matthew Powers Bet. 1786 - 1794 in Robeson Co., NC; born 21 Dec 1768 in Marion Dist., SC; died 08 Jun 1858 in Robeson Co., NC.

        19             vi.    Martha Regan, born Abt. 1774 in Bladen Co., NC; died Aft. 1844 in MS; married Thomas Hester Bef. 1800 in Robeson Co., NC.

                        vii.    Richard Regan, born Abt. 1777 in Bladen Co., NC; died Abt. 1810 in Robeson Co., NC.

                       viii.    Sarah P. Regan, born 16 Apr 1779 in Robeson Co., NC; died 01 Oct 1857 in Bladen Co., NC; married (1) Rev. Francis Parker 05 Jan 1797 in Robeson Co., NC; born Abt. 1763 in Sampson Co., NC; died Abt. 1830 in Robeson Co., NC; married (2) Josiah Singletary Aft. 1830; born 24 Oct 1763 in Bladen Co., NC; died 18 Oct 1844 in Bladen Co., NC.

                         ix.    Nancy E. Regan, born 1781 in Bladen Co., NC; died Aft. 1830 in Coffee Co., AL; married Marmaduke Howell 27 Apr 1798 in Bladen Co., NC; born 20 Sep 1773 in Robeson Co., NC; died 29 Nov 1857 in Coffee Co., AL.

 

Notes for Marmaduke Howell:

Marmaduke Howell, Jr. was previously shown to be a son of this family, and has been shown to be the son of Marmaduke's brother Joseph Howell.

 

 

      40.  Amos McLemore, born 1760 in Edgecombe Co., NC; died 1817 in Giles Co., TN.  He was the son of 80. Moses McLemore and 81. Lavinia <Unknown>.  He married 41. Equilla Byler Bef. 1786 in NC.

      41.  Equilla Byler, born Bet. 1760 - 1762 in NC; died 1865 in MS.

 

Notes for Amos McLemore:

In the 1790 census of the Cheraw District, SC.  Had 400 acres surveyed for himself on 12 Dec 1791.  The land was located on Big Beaver Dam Creek swamp on the north side of Black Creek.  It was bounded on all sides by vacant land.  The grant was dated 2 Sep 1793; today in Marlboro Co., SC.

 

Amos did not leave Chesterfield District South Carolina until after September 23, 1813 when a survey was made adjacent to his property for John Harrell for 1,000 acres.

 

The first four of Amos's kids were born either in the old Saxe Gotha Settlement, or Cheraws District when it was formed in  1792.  Children born between 1792 & January 1, 1800 were born in Chesterfield County.  Children born after 1800 were born in Chesterfield District. The place where Amos lived remained Chesterfield District from December 31, 1799 until South Carolina abolished Districts and converted to Counties on December 31, 1868.  (Note that the children are listed as being born in other states, and this is disputed).

 

Jemima McLemore may be a child of this family - her descendants were also in Copiah Co., MS and she has not yet been "attached" to a likely set of parents.  She could, of course, have been a widow of a McLemore.

 

Notes for Equilla Byler:

Her surname, often repeated, is not certain.  May be Aquilla Bierly.

She is also called Aquilla Byler, or Equilla Tiner (1850 census, listed as 90 years old; 1860 census, 98 years).  She likely married 2nd Mr. Tiner.

 

Abraham & Jacob, were neighbors of the McLemores in Bedford & Giles Co. TN.  When Amos McLemore bought land in Giles Co. in 1812, Abraham Byler, Jr. was one of the chain bearers for the survey. When Amos sold land there in 1816, Jacob Byler was a witness to the sale.

 

Byler is often described as a Swiss name, descendants of the Beiler family that immigrated from Bern, Switzerland to Pennsylvania.  One family was that of Jacob Franklin Byler, born about 1765 in Pennsylvania - went with his parents to (now Rowan Co.) North Carolina where he later married Bathsheba Oxford, daughter of Samuel Oxford and Bathsheba Barrett.

 

Samuel Oxford's wife Bathsheba Barrett was the daughter of Jonathan Barrett (Perrot) and Jar Fly Jarman, said to have been a full blood Catawba Indian.

 

Some of the descendants of this family went through Tennessee. There is not a known link to this Equilla Byler.  A lot of info is available on the Byler family.

 

When Amos McLemore bought land in Giles Co. in 1812, Abraham Byler, Jr. was one of the chain bearers for the survey. When Amos sold land there in 1816, Jacob Byler was a witness to the sale.  It is possible that the surname for Equilla / Aquilla was taken from this, and not a marriage record.

     

Children of Amos McLemore and Equilla Byler are:

        20               i.    Moses McLemore, born Abt. 1787 in Cheraw Dist., SC; died 18 Mar 1857 in Crystal Springs, Copiah, MS; married Nancy Vinnie Batiste Bef. Jul 1816.

                          ii.    <Son> McLemore, born Abt. 1790 in Cheraw Dist., SC.

                         iii.    John McLemore, born Abt. 1793 in Cheraw Dist., SC; died Bef. 1849 in Perry Co., MS; married Anna Maria Yates Abt. 1820 in Giles Co., TN; born Abt. 1804 in NC; died 1875 in Perry Co., MS.

 

Notes for John McLemore:

John McLemore resided in Giles Co., TN until 1820, when he sold his preference right to 160 acres of land there to Jesse Allen and John Wisdom.  He joined his brothers in the Leaf River area of Mississippi.

 

There are possibly two men named John McLemore at the same time, and if so, probably cousins.

 

Notes for Anna Maria Yates:

Thought to be the daughter of Abraham Yates, who resided in Giles Co., TN and Jones Co., MS.

 

                         iv.    Amos McLemore, born 18 Sep 1796 in Cheraw Dist., SC; died 12 Sep 1872 in Clarke Co., MS; married Elizabeth Hill Johnson 1818 in Giles Co., TN; born 16 Feb 1802 in Darlington Co., SC; died 31 Jul 1881 in Quitman, Clarke, MS.

 

Notes for Amos McLemore:

John is said to be the son of Amos McLemore and Equilla Byer, but if he is, there are some children of one of the purported families that are likely mis-placed.

 

More About Amos McLemore:

Burial: McLemore Cem., near Quitman, MS

 

More About Elizabeth Hill Johnson:

Burial: McLemore Cem., near Quitman, MS

 

                          v.    Richard McLemore, born 21 Sep 1798 in NC; died 11 Aug 1881 in Lauderdale Co., MS; married (1) Nancy Perry Hill 09 Aug 1821 in Covington Co., MS; born 20 Mar 1802 in NC; died 30 Sep 1858 in Meridian, Lauderdale, MS; married (2) Catherine E. Carter 06 Nov 1859 in Meridian, Lauderdale, MS; born Abt. 1820 in MS; married (3) Isabella Ann Roberson 28 Feb 1873 in Meridian, Lauderdale, MS.

 

Notes for Richard McLemore:

RIchard is known as the first permanent settler in Lauderdale County, MS and the founder of Meridian, the second largest city in Mississippi.

 

                         vi.    Josiah McLemore, born 1803 in NC; married (1) Sarah Jane Fairchild Bet. 1825 - 1829 in MS; born 1804; married (2) Jessima Jane Lee Aft. 1850; born 1836.

                        vii.    William McLemore, born Abt. 1804 in NC; died Feb 1853 in Meridian, Lauderdale, MS; married (1) Martha Joiner Abt. 1827; born Abt. 1806 in TN; died Bef. Jul 1840 in Meridian, Lauderdale, MS; married (2) Mary Alford 12 Jul 1840 in Lauderdale Co., MS; born Abt. 1807 in Franklin Co., NC; died Abt. 1858 in Meridian, Lauderdale, MS.

 

Notes for William McLemore:

(Research):1840 Lauderdale Co., MS Census shows the Wm McLemore household to consist of 1 male under 5 (William)?, 3 males 5-10 (Richard and Wm Fortson & Joseph Fortson), 1 male 10-15 (Amos), Wm 30-40, 1 female under 5 (Sarah A Fortson) 1 female 5-10 (Francis), 1 female 10-15 ?(Rebecca), 1 female 30-40 Mrs. Mary Fortson now McLemore

Thanks to: slschrat@hotmail.com

 

William seems to have temporarily left the children after Martha’s death and then re-assembled the family when he married Mary Alford.

 

                       viii.    Lavinia McLemore, born Bet. 1805 - 1813 in TN; died 1884 in Lawrence Co., MS; married John J. Johnston Aft. 1820; born Bef. 1800.

                         ix.    Mary McLemore, born 1807; married (1) William Courtney 25 Dec 1825 in Lawrence Co., MS; born Abt. 1800; married (2) <Unknown> Lewis Aft. 1830 in Lawrence Co., MS; born Abt. 1800.

                          x.    Matthew McLemore, born Abt. 1808 in NC; married Emma Raney 26 Dec 1833 in Hinds Co., MS; born Abt. 1808.

                         xi.    Beatrice Elizabeth 'Betsy' McLemore, born 1809 in Bedford Co., TN; died 20 Feb 1927 in near Rockport, Copiah, MS; married William Marion Howell 16 Dec 1826 in Lawrence Co., MS; born 1807 in KY; died 1875 in MS.

 

Notes for Beatrice Elizabeth 'Betsy' McLemore:

Beatrice was called Betsy, and the census taker wrote "Elizabeth."

 

                        xii.    Louisa McLemore, born Abt. 1811; married John Williams 1835 in Lawrence Co., MS; born Bef. 1811.

                       xiii.    <Unknown> McLemore

 

Notes for <Unknown> McLemore:

One of the children or grandchildren of Amos McLemore is likely the father of L. W. McLemore of Copiah Co., MS.

 

 

      44.  William Smith, born Abt. 1770; died 20 Nov 1812 in Hartford, Pulaski, GA.  He married 45. Elizabeth <Unknown> Bef. 1793.

      45.  Elizabeth <Unknown>, born Abt. 1770; died 1820 in Pulaski Co., GA.

 

Notes for William Smith:

Thanks to Merritt D. Mullen for sharing the Smith information.

 

Almost in the geographical center of the state, Pulaski County was created December 13, 1808 from Laurens County. Laurens was created December 10, 1807 from Wilkinson County and Wilkinson County was created May 11, 1803 from Indian lands ceded in 1802 and 1805. The county seat is Hawkinsville.

 

William Smith was hanged in Pulaski Co., GA for "passing base coin".

 

One descendant includes this note:

"Grandmothers's Father. Isaac Schmidth [sic Isaac Schmidt], born in Penn. And died in Pulaski Co., Ga.

Isaac Schmidth married Margaret Hunter of Penn. She died in North Carolina." (Ola Pipkin Anderson's Bible record)

     

Children of William Smith and Elizabeth <Unknown> are:

                           i.    Mary A. Smith, born 20 Aug 1792 in GA; died 08 Apr 1858; married John B. Ayres Abt. 1816 in GA; born 10 Dec 1795 in Richmond Co., GA; died 23 Mar 1858.

 

More About Mary A. Smith:

Burial: Carroll Co., GA

 

        22              ii.    Isaac Luther Smith, born Abt. 1793 in GA; died Bet. 1853 - 1860 in Copiah Co., MS; married Sarah A. Kingsley 23 Mar 1817 in Pulaski Co., GA.

                         iii.    Charity Smith, born Abt. 1795 in GA.

                         iv.    Elizabeth Smith, born Abt. 1797 in GA; married (1) Allen Ramsey Abt. 1818; born Abt. 1798; died 1827 in GA; married (2) William Harrill 17 Feb 1830 in Lincoln Co., GA; born Abt. 1800.

                          v.    William J. Smith, born Abt. 1803 in GA.

                         vi.    Sarah Smith, born Abt. 1806 in GA; died Aft. 1840 in Pulaski Co., GA; married Luke Sapp 28 Sep 1828 in Pulaski Co., GA; born 1797 in Burke Co., GA; died Bet. 1870 - 1880 in Pulaski Co., GA.

 

Notes for Luke Sapp:

May have been the son of William Sapp, born Delaware 1755.

 

                        vii.    Alexander Smith, born Abt. 1809 in GA.

                       viii.    Margaret H. Smith, born Abt. 1812 in GA; married Asa Pipkin 17 Aug 1828 in Pulaski Co., GA; born Abt. 1804 in GA.

 

Notes for Asa Pipkin:

Rev. Lewis Pipkin was b c 1780-88 and resided Pulaski Co., GA, the son of Stephen Pipkin b 1757 Dobbs Co., NC and Amelia Thompson b 1761 Duplin Co., NC.  Lewis married Pheraby Beasley of Darlington Co., SC.  At least one of their several children was recorded as born in Pulaski Co., GA.

Asa was a family name; the Pipkins were originally from Pitt Co., NC and several branches went to South Carolina.

 

 

      46.  Jeremiah Kingsley II, born Abt. 1760; died Jan 1830 in Union Dist., SC.  He was the son of 92. Jeremiah Kingsley I and 93. Mary <Unknown>.  He married 47. Agnes Humphries 07 Aug 1789 in SC.

      47.  Agnes Humphries, born Abt. 1768 in Johnson Co., NC; died Abt. 1845 in Marion Co., MS.  She was the daughter of 94. Charles Humphries and 95. Mary Bennett.

     

Children of Jeremiah Kingsley and Agnes Humphries are:

                           i.    Sterling Kingsley, born 07 Apr 1790 in Camden Dist., Chester, SC.

                          ii.    Charlotte Kingsley, born 29 Mar 1792 in Camden Dist., Chester, SC; married Moses Daniel 1809 in Montgomery Co., GA; born 1787 in Cheraw Dist. or Marlboro Dist., SC; died 19 Feb 1856 in Thomas Co., GA.

                         iii.    Janett E. Kingsley, born 28 Apr 1794 in Camden Dist., Chester, SC; married Lucretia Coleman 13 Feb 1820 in Pulaski Co., GA; born Abt. 1795.

                         iv.    Charles Umphris Kingsley, born 10 Mar 1796 in Camden Dist., Chester, SC; married Mary Ann Parris 14 Sep 1820 in Pulaski Co., GA; born Abt. 1796.

        23              v.    Sarah A. Kingsley, born 19 Jan 1802 in Montgomery Co., GA; died 06 Dec 1869 in Copiah Co., MS; married Isaac Luther Smith 23 Mar 1817 in Pulaski Co., GA.

 

 

      48.  Matthew Lindsay, born 1751 in Augusta Co., VA now Botetourt Co., VA; died 05 Nov 1821 in Knoxville, Knox, TN.  He was the son of 96. Samuel Lindsay and 97. Margaret <Uncertain> Smiley.  He married 49. Flora Williams.

      49.  Flora Williams, born 1754 in VA; died 03 Sep 1821 in Knoxville, Knox, TN.  She was the daughter of 98. Moses Williams and 99. <Unknown>.

 

Notes for Matthew Lindsay:

In the 1758 Augusta Co., VA Militia

Also found: 5th Regiment Chester Co., PA Militia

 

not proven to be the son of Samuel / but Samuel did have sons Matthew, Samuel and Walter.

Records in New Castle, Virginia and Craig Co. (1751)

 

Records in Montgomery and Wythe Counties, VA. Bought land in Knox Co., TN in 1812.  Later advertised for sale - no heirs in the county.

 

Matthew Lindsay and Samuel Lindsay were mentioned as buyers of the George Doak estate, Wythe Co., VA.  George Doak's grand-daughter Letitia Breckenridge married Moses Lindsay in 1787 (b c 1745) and had son John Lindsay.

 

Matthew Lindsay may also have had children Charles Lindsay and John Lindsay.

 

More About Matthew Lindsay:

Burial: First Presbyterian Church (basement), Knoxville, Knox, TN

     

Children of Matthew Lindsay and Flora Williams are:

        24               i.    Robert Lindsay, born Bet. 1770 - 1780 in VA; died 1829 in Knoxville, Knox, TN; married Asenath McNutt 26 Dec 1810 in Knoxville, Knox, TN.

                          ii.    Samuel Lindsay, born Aft. 1770.

                         iii.    William Lindsay, born Aft. 1770.

 

Notes for William Lindsay:

http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/l/a/i/Larry-D-Laird/index.html has as his ancestors a William Lindsay, born VA, son of Matthew Lindsay.  I do not know if it is the same one.

 

 

      50.  George McNutt, born 1751 in Ulster, Ireland; died 05 Jan 1823 in Knoxville, Knox, TN.  He was the son of 100. <Unknown> McNutt.  He married 51. Isabella Callison Bef. 1780.

      51.  Isabella Callison, born Abt. 1747; died Bef. 05 Nov 1792 in Knoxville, Knox, TN.  She was the daughter of 102. James Callison and 103. Isabella <Unknown>.

 

Notes for George McNutt:

"George McNutt was living in south-western Virginia in 1779.   He was on the 1783 tax list of Montgomery Co., VA.   A kinsman, Alexander McNutt, had been given royal grants of land in Nova Scotia, with the understanding that he was to bring settlers into the province.  He brought several shiploads of emigrants from northern Ireland, including some of his relatives.  Not all of the McNutts liked Nova Scotia.  Seeking a warmer climate, they moved into southwestern Virginia."  (near Rock Bridge).  "Later on, two of them, George and his cousin, Benjamin, would settle in Knox County, TN. 

History books are uncertain about McNutt's Revolutionary War record.  But it is noted that he was in the Battle of King's Mountain; and as his home at the time was in Virginia, he probably was among soldiers from that state who joined the Tennesseans at Sycamore Shoals on September 25 prior to the march across the mountains into South Carolina. 

 

In his last years, McNutt was in poor health.  He signed his will on March 26, 1822, almost a year before his death.  In his will he left his farm to his youngest son, George Anderson McNutt.  His third wife was to share in the estate, and his interest in the "the old State Bank" was to go to Moses White, his son-in-law, and his heirs.  The family slaves were to be divided among lhis heirs, and he asked to buried beside his first wife, Isabella.

 

His obituary:

Obituary of George McNutt - copied from a paper published in Knoxville, Tennessee, dated January 8, 1823:

"Died on Sunday last the 5th of January, 1823, after a lingering illness, George McNutt, Esq., in the 72 year of his age a Christian and an honest man. The deceased has left a widow and family of children; with a numerous train of connection to mourn his loss, which is deeply lamented by all who know him. He had been for about 40 years a member of the Presbyterian Church and during the greater part of that time a presiding Elder. At an early period of his life he came to America and assisted in establishing the independence of his adopted country. He performed the duties of husband, parent, and friend with indulging charity, tenderness, affection, and brotherly love; and unwavering truth and stern integrity marked his conduct in all his relations with the world."

 

An inventory of his personal belongings included his library of 26 books and 27 pamphlets; a pair of spectales; four waistcoats; four pair of pantaloons; two hats; and a walking stick.

 

Among his books were a Bible and hymn book; the Westminster Confession of Faith; John Knox's Essays; the Shorter Catechism; Newton's Works; an arithmetic book; and a volume of Shakespeare's plays."

He was a trustee of Blount College.

 

 

In a 1794 will William McMillin of Knox, Territory SW of the Ohio... "I give to my daughter Sarah McNut one cow," indicating that a McNutt married Sarah McMillin.  It is not certain that it was a close relative of this family.

 

"The Annals of Tennessee:  The First American Frontier," by Ramsey 1853 on p. 369 indicates:

"The Irish Bottom began to be settled.  George McNutt was one of the earliest emigrants.  His daughter Jean , afterwards the wife of Col. McFarland, and still living in Jefferson county, was the first white child born south of the French broad."

 

p.374, continued: "The population accumulated rapidly; being accessible by two rivers, the neighbourhood received many families from the upper counties in boats and canoes.  Among these were James Anderson, Moses Brooks and George McNutt, esq., who removed from Chucky and settled on the northside of Holston, above Knoxville."

 

11 Jun 1792 - The Gov. established Knox Co. & Jefferson from Greene and Hawkins.

16 Jun 1792 - James White, George McNutt ... and others were presented a commissions from Gov. Blount, appointing them Justices of the Peace for Knox County... Robert Houston ... as sheriff.

 

4 Sep 1794 - Blount College was established ... among the trustees were Daniel Smith, George McNutt, Robert Houston, James White and John Sevier.

 

The tax list of Knox Co., TN 1806 indicated that George McNutt had 320 acres and 4 slaves, John McNutt had 500 acres and no slaves, Robert McNutt had 0 acres and no slaves.

     

Children of George McNutt and Isabella Callison are:

                           i.    Isabella McNutt, born 05 May 1780 in VA; died 26 Mar 1843; married Moses White Bef. 1798; born 22 Apr 1775 in NC; died 30 Mar 1830 in Knoxville, Knox, TN.

                          ii.    Virginia 'Jenny' McNutt, born 31 Mar 1781 in Newport, Cocke Co., TN; died 1858 in Jefferson Co., TN; married Col. John McFarland Abt. 1803; born 17 May 1780 in Wautauga Settlement, Washington, TN; died 09 Jun 1851 in Jefferson Co., TN.

 

Notes for Virginia 'Jenny' McNutt:

one record says Jenny McNutt was born at Irish Bottoms, TN.  Called "Jane Jackson" at the McFarland Web site

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Prairie/2685/mcfarland.html

 

Notes for Col. John McFarland:

The identified marriage and death dates of John's wives cannot be correct.

 

                         iii.    William Black McNutt, born 31 Mar 1783 in Knox Co., TN; died 07 Mar 1842 in Henry Co., TN; married (1) Elizabeth Brockington Dewitt 19 Feb 1807 in Knox Co., TN; born 05 Jan 1788 in St. David's Par., Cheraw Dist., SC; died 18 Feb 1808 in Knox Co., TN; married (2) Margaret Vance 'Peggy' Gillespie 16 Mar 1809; born 1791; died 1875.

 

Notes for William Black McNutt:

attorney - may have been born in Knox Co., TN.

 

                         iv.    Rebecca McNutt, born 1784; married John Webb 17 Feb 1803; born Bef. 1783.

                          v.    Martha 'Nannie' McNutt, born 1785; married John Jack 14 Apr 1817 in Knox Co., TN.

 

Notes for Martha 'Nannie' McNutt:

There may have been two daughters b c 1785.  Nancy McNutt m 29 Dec 1808 Thomas Jack.  Martha McNutt m 14 Apr 1817 John Jack.

 

Notes for John Jack:

or James Jack

 

                         vi.    James McNutt, born 05 May 1787 in Knox Co., TN; died 27 Nov 1852 in Knox Co., TN; married Mary Agnew Fleming 23 Dec 1812 in Knox Co., TN; born Abt. 1793 in Gettysburg, Adams, PA; died 28 Aug 1839.

        25            vii.    Asenath McNutt, born 1792 in Knox Co., TN; died Bet. 1852 - 1855 in Monroe Co., MS; married Robert Lindsay 26 Dec 1810 in Knoxville, Knox, TN.

 

 

      52.  <Unknown> Ellett, born Bef. 1750 in poss. Hanover Co., VA or Prince WIlliam Co., VA; died in poss. Morgan Co., AL.  He was the son of 104. <Unknown> Ellett.  He married 53. <Unknown> Bef. 1770.

      53.  <Unknown>

 

Notes for <Unknown> Ellett:

I am not convinced that the John Ellett / Elliott born 6 Nov 1755 is the father of the listed children.  The coincidence of residing in Morgan Co., AL (as did William Ellett, listed as his son) does not outweigh the fact that this John never claimed to have resided in Hanover Co., VA.

 

The DAR application of Lucille Baughn Clark submitted in 1993 indicates that John Elliott was the son of William Elliott (Ellitt - Ellett) and includes the death date of Jean ___ , his wife [which is the same date of death as Jean Clark, wife of William Elliott of Augusta Co., VA], and "states in his Revolutionary Pension application (Alabama 26.484), dated June 2, 1834, that he was born on Nov. 6, 1755 in Augusta Co., VA.; that he was living in Guilford County, NC at the time of his enlistment, Feb. 6, 1776 under Capt. George Davidson who belonged to the Regiment commanded by Col. Nash, the brigade by General Moore.  Served as a private.  He was discharged July 10, 1777; reenlisted Dec. 2, 1777, served nine months, and was discharged Sept. 2, 1778 by Capt. Ramsey.  He states that he served in all 2 years and 2 months.  He further states that after the war he lived in Kentucky, Tennessee, then Alabama; that he had resided in Morgan Co., Alabama for fifteen years at the time of his application, June 2, 1834.  His claim is recorded in Book 6, Vol. 8, p. 45 of War Pension Records.  Indications are that John Ellitt died in 1837."

 

Unfortunately, the family of William Elliott and his wife Jean Clark is well documented, and their son John died in May, 1829 in Kentucky, and cannot be confused with this family..

 

References included in the DAR appliation to support this John and his children include his pension application and:

"Lost Links", p. 69 - Family of John Ellett & Wife, VA., Chalkey, "Records of Augusta Co., VA., 1745-1800" Vol. 3, p. 119 & p. 175 [includes the wills of William and his wife, who as mentioned above, are not likely this John Ellett's parents]

 

It is possible that the Joseph F. Ellett that is shown as a son is, in fact, a more distant relative. There is some indication that an Isham Ellett left descendants in Alabama, and that one Joseph Ellett or Joseph Elliott may have married a Winford.  Other indications are that descendants of Joseph Fletcher Ellet resided in the 1870's in Rockwall Co., TX in close proximity to descendants of another presumed sibling.

 

"The Ellett ancestors arrived in America from England about 1700, settling in Richmond and Lunenburg Counties, VA."  Helen Mattox Crawford, History of Monroe Co., MS.  Records, before 1712, indicate several Ellett families in Prince William Co., VA.  Richmond County was an ancestor county to Prince William.

 

The children listed are shown as children of John based on proximity in Madison Co., AL of descendants, and on the DAR application cited above, without seeing the source info yet.  Other children are indicated.  Owen's Crossroads, Alabama is just south of Huntsville, and a few miles east of Morgan Co., AL.

 

Another Virginia Ellett family includes William Ellett and Elizabeth Turner.  William's was the son of Thomas Ellett (b c 1726 d bef 18 feb 1799 King William Co., VA) and Judith <Unknown>.  They had a son, John, whose family is not accounted for, who may be this man.

 

Tax Records of Hanover Co., VA:

1803 Benjamin Ellett

1803-1815 Elizabeth Ellett

1782 Francis Ellett

1789-1812 John Ellett

1800-1803 Mildred Ellett

1809-1812 Philip Ellett

1782-1800 Robert Ellett

1786-1815 Robert Ellett, Jr.

1801-1802 Sarah Ellett

1812 William R. Ellett

 

From a query on rootsweb:

"White Plains is located in Hanover County, off of Rt. 606 near the New Kent County line. The house was originally built by the Ellett family, and Robert Ellett is thought to be the first owner. His name appears on the 1782 tax list with 600 acres. Cornelius Hamilton Dabney also owned White Plains. In 1873 it was sold to John Solomon Wynn, Georgeanna Wynn and Virginia Wynn."  Note that the Winn / Wynn and Dabney families are associated with Ellett family in different centuries.

 

Notes for <Unknown>:

Could her surname be Overton or Winford?  These names ares used among at least two lines of descendants.

     

Children of <Unknown> Ellett and <Unknown> are:

                           i.    Lucy Ellett, born Aft. 1770; married Elisha Winn; born Abt. 1750 in Lunenburg Co., VA; died 1821 in Huntsville, Madison, AL.

 

Notes for Elisha Winn:

He may have been known as William Elisha Winn.

 

He was a Rev. Soldier removed from Lunenburg Co, Va to Madison Co, Ala about 1814.

 

Rev service included duty at Valley Forge as a member of the 6th Va. Regiment.  Elisha Winn, last payment of pension  Certificate No. 12618, Alabama (Huntsville) Agency, covering the period from Sept 4, 1819 to 4 March 1820, was made on 24 Mar 1820 at the Agency Office, State of Alabama to the Pensioner.

 

Daniel (father) gives him 300 acres in Lunenburg Co, Va.

 

        26              ii.    William Ellett, born Bet. 1771 - 1779 in Hanover Co., VA; died Abt. 1855 in Harrison or Gregg Co., TX; married Elizabeth 'Betsy' King Bef. 1805 in Hanover Co., VA.

                         iii.    John Ellett, born Bef. 1775; married Lucy Baker Abt. 1806; born Aft. 1778.

 

Notes for John Ellett:

Listed as John Ellett in a DAR Pension appliaction, and as William Ellett in Baker family postings.

 

Notes for Lucy Baker:

Her grandmother is Temperance Overton Harris.

 

                         iv.    Richard Ellett, born 30 Apr 1777 in Richmond, VA; died Aft. 1840 in Huntsville, Madison, AL; married Keturah 'Kitty' Winn 04 Mar 1801 in Lunenburg Co., VA; born 23 May 1783 in Richmond, VA; died Aft. 1840 in AL.

 

Notes for Richard Ellett:

He was likely living during the 1840 census, living next door to son William Ellett, named as Richard Elliott.

 

1840 Sumter Co., AL census:

 

Wm. Elliott [sic] Household shows 1 male under 5 (this would be first son, James Richard Ellett);  one male 30-40 (William Ellett, age 36) and one female age 20-30 (wife, Kesiah Winston Ellett, age 23).

 

Next door is Richard Elliott [sic] household which shows one male 50-60 (the age doesn't quite match up for what we have on Richard - I have two different dates 1770 or 1777 - you have the latter which would put him at 63 years of age in 1840), 2 females 20-30 (can't comment on this right now, but apparently daughters that had not married at the time) and one female 60-70 (wife Ketruah Winn Ellett).

 

Next to Richard is the John J. Dillard family.  Kesiah Winston Ellett's sister Nancy Jones Winston was married to John James Dillard.

 

Notes for Keturah 'Kitty' Winn:

Said to be the cousin of her husband.

 

                          v.    Joseph Fletcher Ellett, born 1792 in VA; died 1858 in Huntsville, Madison, AL; married Rebecca Baker 11 Feb 1811 in Hardin Co., KY; born 03 Feb 1791 in KY; died 27 Jul 1872 in New Hope, Madison Co., AL.

 

Notes for Joseph Fletcher Ellett:

One Joseph Ellett is said to be a sibling of William and Richard Ellett who resided at one time in Hanover Co., VA and later in Morgan Co., AL.   Some they they are the sons of John Ellett, Revolutionary War veteran of Morgan Co., AL, and that he had another son named Joseph.   Not certain that this Joseph is the right man, though if he is, two Elletts married two Bakers.  Descendants do not use the same commonly-used names as the other presumed siblings.

Moved from Washington Co., KY to Madison Co., AL in 1820.

 

 

      54.  Ambrose King, born Bef. 1753 in of Goochland Co., VA; died Abt. 1785 in St. Paul's Par., Hanover, VA.  He married 55. <Unknown> 11 Dec 1773 in Goochland Co., VA.

      55.  <Unknown>, born Abt. 1753 in VA.

 

Notes for Ambrose King:

William Ronald Cocke's "Chancery Wills of Hanover Co., VA" gives will of Henry King, son of Ambrose.  Mentions half-sister Sarah Brown, Brother William King, sisters Betsy Lindsay, sister Nancy King(*) m Simeon Souther.

 

(*) Baptised "Ann Chiles King" in Douglas Register 1774.

 

His death date is based on land records of neighbors.

"2 Feb 1786 - John Anthony of Hanover co., to Jesse Anthony his son; 5 shillings; 100 a. bounded by lands of John Norbell, Peter Winn and Estate of Ambrose King, dec'd"

signed: John Anthoney (sic)

wit: John Norvell, John Norvell, Jr, Hugh Norvell

 

An Ambrose King was born to Zachariah King, who was likely born c 1755 and died abt 1831/32 Surry Co., NC.  Zachariah was also the father of Elizabeth King, William King, John King and Robert King.

 

Note: A descendant is named William Alfred Lindsay - and a William Alfred King may be the ancestor of this man.

 

In 1751 Daniel King of Hanover Co. bought land in Albemarle Co. On 14 May 1751, three days later, Daniel sold part of the land to John King, of Hanover Co., possibly his brother. This Albemarle land in 1777 wound up in Fluvanna Co.   On May 11, 1751, John Bybee and his wife, Jane, sold 407 acres on Ballinger Creek to Daniel King of Hanover County.

 

By 1723 Henry King owned land in Prince George's County, VA,  S of Moccosoneck Creek.

 

Not known if either of these land records are related to Ambrose King's family.  The name Ambrose King and Madison King are both in one family, and Ambrose Madison was related to President James Madison.  Any connection?

 

Memo: 5 generations

 

Notes for <Unknown>:

Her name may not be Sarah, as the writer mixed up her information and her daughter's.  Her surname is unknown, once thought to be Chiles by the writer.

 

Her daughter Sarah Brown was mentioned in her son Henry King's will, but as half sister she did not inherit.  Her daughter married Fleming Brown of Hanover Co., VA.

 

     

Children of Ambrose King and <Unknown> are:

                           i.    Ann Chiles King, born 1774; married Simeon Souther; born Abt. 1770 in of Madison Co., VA; died in of Hanover Co., VA.

 

Notes for Simeon Souther:

He may be the brother of Abraham Souther, who named his son Simeon Souther.  Abraham went to Kentucky, then to Illinois.  There were marriages between Souther and Crisler families including branches that went to Elbert Co., GA.

 

http://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/case_detail.asp?CFN=085-1843-007

There was a divorce which was well documented.

 

Simeon later was accused of killing a slave, and he is the inspiration for Mrs.Stowe's character Simon Legree in "Uncle Tom's Cabin"

 

                          ii.    Henry King, born Abt. 1776; died 19 Apr 1822 in Richmond, VA.

                         iii.    William King, born Abt. 1778.

 

Notes for William King:

Listed as "Son of Ambrose King" in 1800-03 Hanover County Taxpayers Saint Paul's Parish.  Other tax lists in Hanover through 1815.

 

                         iv.    Patsey King, born 20 Sep 1778 in of Hanover Co., VA; died 14 Aug 1847; married (1) Overton Harris II 28 Nov 1805; born 29 Nov 1767 in Cedar Hill, Hanover, VA; died 07 Oct 1813 in Cedar Hill, Hanover, VA; married (2) Maj. John Wyatt 30 Dec 1817; born 1769; died 11 Sep 1846 in of Bourbon Co., KY.

        27              v.    Elizabeth 'Betsy' King, born 1783 in poss. Hanover Co., VA; died Aft. 1850 in Bowie Co., TX; married William Ellett Bef. 1805 in Hanover Co., VA.

 

 

      56.  John Graves, born 15 Oct 1770 in GA; died 21 Jan 1858 in Simpson Co., MS.  He was the son of 112. James Graves and 113. Mary Copeland.  He married 57. Sarah Warren 02 Sep 1791 in GA.

      57.  Sarah Warren, born 10 Aug 1773 in SC; died 29 Aug 1858 in Simpson Co., MS.  She was the daughter of 114. Lott Warren and 115. Rebecca <Unknown>.

 

Notes for John Graves:

John was apparently a surveyor and moved aound as counties opened.  He left Amite Co to lay out the town of Columbia Mississippi.  Then he moved to Covington Co when it opened and finally to Simpson Co. where he died at age 87.  Thanks to Finley Graves FGRAVES@BUSINESS.CBA.KSU.EDU 1999

 

Resided on Lloyd's Creek in Lincoln Co., GA.

 

JOURNAL OF LAND COMMISSIONERS - Mon, Mar 19, 1804; Claim No 668.  Francis Graves, 325 acres preemption.  Witness, John Graves, sworn says that he is the brother of the claimant and knows that he began to inhabit and cultivate the land about the 10th of January, 1803, and has continued to do so ever since.  He had a wife and one child at that time, and two children since, and that the improvements now consist of 10 or 12 acres cleared and a dwelling house and kitchen.  (Vol 1, p 145)

     

Children of John Graves and Sarah Warren are:

        28               i.    Benjamin Graves, born 07 Mar 1792 in GA; died 06 Jul 1870 in Amite Co., MS; married Elizabeth O. 'Bessie' Nesmith 05 Apr 1810 in Wilkinson Co., MS.

                          ii.    John Graves, born 21 Aug 1793 in GA; died 15 Sep 1858 in Harrison Co., TX; married Elizabeth Whitaker 15 Jul 1811 in Amite Co., MS; born 09 Aug 1796 in Prob. Wilkes Co., GA; died 21 Jun 1858 in Harrison Co., TX.

 

Notes for John Graves:

"John appears to have been an early settler, with his son Samuel, of Harrison Co., Texas. He probably died there. John and his family were in the 1850 census for Harrison Co., Texas.

 

"John is believed to have operated a stage coach line at Glade Springs, Texas, near Marshall. Glade Springs was the first settlement in the area.

 

"A land transaction document dated 19 Feb. 1860 in Harrison Co. indicates John Graves died before this date, and that Samuel had a sister living in Alabama named Martha who was married to A. W. Ethridge."

http://www.gravesfa.org/gen209.htm

 

 

Had land in Harrison Co., Tx in 1846.

 

John Graves was b. 22 Aug 1792 - d. 15 Sep 1858, his tombstone inscription "Husband of Elizabeth".  Elizabeth Graves, b. 9 Aug 1796 - d. 21 Jun 1858, inscription "Wife of John".

 

More About John Graves:

Burial: Scottsville Cem., Harrison Co., TX

 

More About Elizabeth Whitaker:

Burial: Scottsville Cem., Harrison Co., TX

 

                         iii.    Eleanor Graves, born 09 Apr 1795 in GA; died 20 Jun 1833 in Copiah Co., MS; married Jacob Tomlinson 06 Apr 1809 in Wilkinson Co., MS; born 06 Apr 1792; died 13 Feb 1837 in Copiah Co., MS.

 

More About Eleanor Graves:

Burial: Pine Bluff Cem., Dentville, Copiah, MS

 

More About Jacob Tomlinson:

Burial: Pine Bluff Cem., Dentville, Copiah, MS

 

                         iv.    Margaret 'Peggy' Graves, born 19 Jun 1797 in GA; died 12 Dec 1880 in Covington Co., MS; married Robert 'Robin' Magee 11 Nov 1813 in Marion Co., MS; born 14 Feb 1793 in Duplin Co., NC; died 11 Nov 1859 in Covington Co., MS.

 

Notes for Margaret 'Peggy' Graves:

http://hometown.aol.com/BFlynt2193/

Brian Flynt descends from this line and has authored / compiled some books.  BFlynt2193@aol.com

 

More About Margaret 'Peggy' Graves:

Burial: Old Magee Cemetery, Jaynesville, Jefferson Davis, MO

 

Notes for Robert 'Robin' Magee:

Bill Norwood joanbilln@earthlink.net shared much on this family and is writing a book on the Magee family.  His file, which includes notes and stories on the earlier generations, is available on rootsweb at http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=joanbill&id=I00001

 

                          v.    Thomas Graves, born 10 Mar 1799 in GA; died 17 Aug 1837 in Copiah Co., MS; married Matilda Charity Lowe; born Bef. 1805; died Bet. 1860 - 1863.

                         vi.    Samuel Graves, born 13 Feb 1802 in Athens, Clarke, GA; died 1873 in Jack Co., TX; married Eliza Lawson Brown 1820 in MS; born 1805 in Clarke Co., GA; died 23 Feb 1863 in Jack Co., TX.

 

Notes for Samuel Graves:

A stock raiser (rancher) and a Methodist minister, also a fiddler and saddle maker.

 

                        vii.    Rebecca Graves, born 08 Nov 1805 in Wilkinson Co., MS; died 1838; married Ben Valentine.

                       viii.    Eliza Ann Graves, born 06 Jul 1809 in MS; died 04 Jul 1892 in Covington Co., MS; met (1) Robert 'Robin' Magee Abt. 1832; born 14 Feb 1793 in Duplin Co., NC; died 11 Nov 1859 in Covington Co., MS; married (2) Michael Durr Aug 1844; born 06 Sep 1810 in SC; died 01 Feb 1876 in Simpson Co., MS.

                         ix.    Eli Graves, born 06 Jul 1809 in Wilkinson Co., MS; died 1824 in Covington Co., MS.

 

 

      58.  Maj. John Nesmith IV, born Abt. 1750 in Williamsburg Co., SC; died 27 Aug 1826 in Wilkinson Co., MS.  He was the son of 116. John Nesmith III and 117. Sarah Barr.  He married 59. Sarah <Unknown> Bef. 1774 in prob. Williamsburg Co., SC.

      59.  Sarah <Unknown>, born Bef. 1758 in Williamsburg Co., SC; died Bef. 1815 in prob. MS.

 

Notes for Maj. John Nesmith IV:

Source: The David Lewis Phares Bible from Henry Forrester hhforrester@worldnet.att.net

Came to Wilkinson Co., MS c 1808-1810 per Margaret Brokaw.  He was mentioned in "Boddie" in 1807, and is not in the 1810 census.

Revolutionary Soldier.

Bethany Church, Wilkinson Co., MS

 

A NeSmith / Naesmith / Naesmyth family in SC (from Scotland) was documented at:

http://pages.prodigy/net/hhorner/naesmith.htm

by hhomer@prodigy.net (March 1998)

 

John Nesmith IV's birthdate is often recorded as 21 Dec, 1761.  Could he have had three wives?  His first child appears to be born some 20 years before the others.

 

"Rev. Soldier, one of Gen. Francis Marion's guards known as "Major", enlisted 4 Nov. 1775.   Last record in SC in 1808.  To Wilkinson Co., MS sometime after this.  DAR papers state he was a Sergeant.  DAR # 749048 Col. Jethro Sumner Chapter 3-018 TN, Gallatin Nel's #.  Pam's #756257.  Yadkin River Patriots 3-091NC, Albemarle, NC.  Was a charter member and elder in Bethany Church in Amite Co., MS near Washington, MS.  Family written up in church history.  Referred to as Major John Nesmith.  Nesmiths buried Serepta Methodist Church near Burnett & Allen, eastern part of Claiborne Co., MS.  Inventory of estate 21 Oct 1826 Wilkinson Co., MS, Bk. 5 pg. 390.  P. 406 petition of heirs 27 Nov 1826 for sale of real estate since it was not laid out for equal distribution among heirs.  Lists Jeannetta S. Nesmith, Isabella P. Nesmith, Robert W. Nesmith, Benjamin Graves for Eliz. O. Graves, Benj. Anderson for Jane C. Anderson, Wm. A. J. Nesmith, Saml. M. Nesmith, Robert Smith, guardian for Jno. J. Nesmith and Margaret Nesmith, guardian for Mary A. Nesmith.  Margaret was second wife and they had daughter Mary A."  Thanks to Nelwyn Nesmith, March 2001.

 

Notes for Sarah <Unknown>:

Sarah may be related to a family which intermarried often and shared the common name of Amarintha.  Surnames included Frierson, Gordon and Way, and several descended from Osgood and Andersons.  Bessie's middle name of "O" may be Osgood.

 

Amarintha Way, born 13 Oct 1786, daughter of Sarah Armstrong and Joseph Parmenas Way, Jr. ; Sarah was the daughter of James Armstrong and Mary Montgomery, whose children married into families of Frierson, Gordon, and Anderson.

 

Amarintha Way's niece:

Mary Amarintha Anderson b bef 1822 was daughter of John B. Anderson and Sarah Elizabeth Way; Sarah was the daughter of Sarah Armstrong and Joseph Parmenas Way, Jr., described above.  Mary Amarintha Anderson's niece, Laura Amarintha Gayle, born 09 Mar 1842.

 

Amarintha Frierson b  1792, daughter of Samuel Frierson and Sarah Wilson, and Sarah Wilson was the daughter of Roger Wilson and Sarah Frierson.  Samuel was the son of Capt. William Frierson and Margaret Gordon.

 

Amarintha Susannah Frierson b  02 Oct 1802 daughter of Moses Gordon Frierson and Mary Jane Dickey.  Moses was the son of Capt. William Frierson and Margaret Gordon.

 

Elizabeth Amarintha Williams b 21 Dec 1837 daughter of Erasmus Williams and Lilly Mitchell Wilson, and Lilly was the daughter of Roger Wilson and Susannah FitzPatrick; Roger was the son of Robert Wilson and (perhaps) Mary Gordon.

 

Amarintha Ann Armstrong b 27 Feb 1842 daughter of William Gordon Armstrong and Amarintha Susannah Frierson (above).  William was the son of James Armstrong, Jr. and Mary Agnes Frierson.

 

Sarah (this record) wife of John Nesmith has granddaughter Margaret Amarintha Desdemonia Graves, daugther of Elizabeth O. Nesmith. 

 

Amarintha Downs b c 1854, daughter of Harrison Hawkins Downs and Martha Jane Williams, no known connection to the other families described above.  Martha was the daughter of Jesse C. Williams and Mary 'Polly' Palmer.

     

Children of John Nesmith and Sarah <Unknown> are:

                           i.    Robert W. Nesmith, born 1774 in SC; died Aug 1839 in Yazoo Co., MS; married Jane <Unknown> in SC; born 1773.

 

Notes for Robert W. Nesmith:

Served in War of 1812.  Estate probated Yazoo Co., MS August Term 1839, page 199.  Lists adm. John Nesmith (John James).  Lived in Amite Co. on Beaver Creek.  War of 1812 Pension files mention Robert W. with wife Rebecca.  Served under Capt. Harris, VA militia as a private, and another record says served under Capt. John G. Richardson's Co., MS Militia.

 

Possibly Robert Way Nesmith

 

        29              ii.    Elizabeth O. 'Bessie' Nesmith, born Abt. 1784 in Charleston, SC; died 1865 in Amite Co., MS; married Benjamin Graves 05 Apr 1810 in Wilkinson Co., MS.

                         iii.    Samuel M. Nesmith, born 1795 in Charleston, SC; died Aft. 1850; married (1) Amanda M. <Unknown> Abt. 1838; born Abt. 1820 in LA; married (2) Celia Freeman 28 Jan 1847.

 

Notes for Samuel M. Nesmith:

Another Samuel Nesmith may have married Celia Freeman.

 

Notes for Amanda M. <Unknown>:

Possibly Amanda Story, daughter of Edward Story.  Possibly Amanda Montague

 

                         iv.    Jane C. Nesmith, born Abt. 1800 in Charleston, SC; died in MS; married Moses Gordon Anderson 27 Jan 1816 in Wilkinson Co., MS; born Bef. 1796 in prob. SC; died Abt. 1838.

 

Notes for Moses Gordon Anderson:

Thought to be Benjamin Anderson or Moses Gordon Anderson.

 

LAND RECORDS  CONVEYANCE BOOK I

Benj Anderson & wife to David Parker  Land 5-25-1833, Recorded in Bk 3, p 111;

William McRae to Benj Anderson   Land   8-25-1838, Recorded in Bk 4, p 310;

John Collins to Benj Anderson  Land 9-4-1838, Recorded in Bk 4, p 347;

David Cox to Benj Anderson  Land 9-3-1838, Recorded in Bk 4, p 389;

B F Anderson to T M Rogers  Land 4-29-1839, Recorded in Bk 5, p 60;

B F Anderson & Als to Sarah E Gayle  Chattel  5-25-1840, Recorded in Bk 5, p 463;

Peter Faust to Benj Anderson Chattel  10-8-1841, Recorded in Bk 5, p 661;

Benj Anderson to Robinson & Davis Land 3-29-1842, Recorded in Bk  6, p 198;

 

                          v.    Agnes R. 'Nancy' Nesmith, born Abt. 1802 in Charleston, SC; died in Amite Co., MS; married Robert Smith 14 Nov 1818 in Wilkinson Co., MS; born 09 Aug 1795; died 04 Jun 1854 in Centreville, Amite, MS.

 

Notes for Agnes R. 'Nancy' Nesmith:

Resided at Elyesian Fields (old Centreville).

 

                         vi.    Isabella Pettigrew Nesmith, born Abt. 1803 in Charleston, SC; died in MS; married (1) Samuel H. Buford 25 Dec 1827; born Abt. 1803; died Bet. 1832 - 1837 in Amite Co., MS; married (2) Dr. Justus Hurd 15 Aug 1837.

                        vii.    Jeanette S. Nesmith, born Abt. 1808 in Charleston, SC; died Bef. 1845; married Rev. Francis A. McWilliams 14 Mar 1827 in Wilkinson Co., MS.

                       viii.    John James Nesmith, born Abt. 1808 in Charleston, SC; died 14 Nov 1844 in Yazoo Co., MS.

 

Notes for John James Nesmith:

John James Nesmith went to Yazo Co., MS, where a Samuel Nesmith resided.

 

                         ix.    William Andrew John Nesmith, born Bet. 1805 - 1806 in Nesmith, Williamsburg, SC; died Aft. 1887 in Yazoo Co., MS; married Dorcas Ann Elizabeth Herrin Abt. 1843 in MS; born 17 Jun 1827 in Flora, Madison, MS; died 1885 in MS.

 

Notes for William Andrew John Nesmith:

Resided Yazoo Co., MS.  Did he marry twice?  Dorcas seems to have lived past 1860 and was mentioned in the census as his wife.  Ann Skipper married a man with a similar name in 1848.

1860 Yazoo Co., MS census

John Nesmith - 42 - SC

Dorcas Nesmith - 34 - MS

John - 16

Martha - 13

William - 11

Robert - 9

Lucinda - 6

George - 2

 

1860 Amite Co., MS census

William A. J. Nesmith - 57? - SC (William Andrew John Nesmith)

Darcus  - 47 - wife - MS          

Darcus - 14 - F

Jane - 12 - F

Francis - 10 - F

 

 

      60.  Seth Pettypool, born Bef. 1755 in NC; died Bef. 01 Jul 1805 in Sumter Co., SC.  He was the son of 120. Abraham Pettypool.

 

Notes for Seth Pettypool:

Often called "Seth Pettypool, Revolutionary War Soldier."

 

Several later deeds point to the original grant to Seth Pettypool on 2 Jan 1786.

Seth Pettipool - Grant 2nd Jan. 1786 Filed Dec. 30, 1830  (Blk 557 S-6989) Conveyed by Abraham Pettypool, Owner.  Conveyed to William Bracey 30 Nov. 1804 on Frog Branch, and bordered by C. Moore, John Holliday, John Odle, Abram Pettipool, J. Moore to Brown's land.  (Bracey Estate in Equity)

 

Pettypool, Seth, dec'd - Bond 1 July 1805 Adm; Robert Pettypool ; Sig. Fleming Watkins and Tyre Jennings.

 

Robert Pool Administrator of the Estate of Seth Pool  vs  James Bates

S-6990 Sumter Dist 1805

Filed 21 Sept 1805  Roll 19

Your orator, Robert Pool otherwise known as Robert PettyPool Administrator of the estate of Seth Pool other wise known as Seth PettyPool alledges that Seth is the father of Robert he entered into an agreement with James Bates to Share crope about 1790 or 1791 and that Seth Pool Died Intestate.

 

Pettypool, Seth, Dec'd: Son; Robert Pettypool Gives receipt for his share of the Estate to Abraham Pettypool.  Receipt dated Oct 3rd, 1805.  Wit; Joseph Holliday, John Greening

 

See "Declaration of the Public Defense" - History of SC, chapter on Sumter.

 

Misc. notes only:

 

Micajah Pool; Will Sep , 1819 Abbeville Dist., SC., Buyers were Robert Pool, Nancy Pool (dau and wife of Robert Young), Joel Lipscomb, S. Wier.

     

Children of Seth Pettypool are:

                           i.    William P. Poole, born Abt. 1782 in SC; died 1860 in Franklin Co., MS; married Martha Tynes 19 May 1812 in Amite Co., MS; born Abt. 1789 in SC; died in prob. E. Feliciana Par., LA.

 

Notes for William P. Poole:

or William W. Poole

 

        30              ii.    Col. Robert Poole, born 1784 in Sumter, Laurens, SC; died 14 Jan 1854 in near Hallsville, Harrison, TX; married Ann Eliza Tynes in Amite Co., MS.

                         iii.    Nazara Lewis Poole, born Abt. 1790 in Sumter, Laurens, SC; died Bef. 17 Aug 1829 in Amite Co., MS; married (1) Elizabeth Watkins Bef. 1816; born Bef. 1800; died Abt. 1820; married (2) Nancy Terry 23 Dec 1823 in Wilkinson Co., MS; born Abt. 1780; died Abt. 1832 in Amite Co., MS.

 

Notes for Nazara Lewis Poole:

or Nazareth Poole.

 

Notes for Elizabeth Watkins:

Fleming Watkins is said to have a daughter Elizabeth Ann Watkins who was married to James G. Cassels.   This is thought to be another of his daughters, as this woman died young.

 

                         iv.    Elizabeth Poole

 

 

      62.  Fleming Tynes, born Abt. 1755 in Halifax Co., VA or Henrico Co., VA; died Bef. 22 Jan 1827 in Jackson, E. Feliciana Par., LA.  He was the son of 124. William Tynes and 125. Patience Davis.  He married 63. Melissa Watkins Bef. 1776.

      63.  Melissa Watkins, born Bef. 1762.  She was the daughter of 126. <Unknown> Watkins.

 

Notes for Fleming Tynes:

Resided 1790 Camden Dist., Claremont Co., SC.  Received land grant 640 acres on Beaver Creek, East Feliciana Par., LA.  Resided LA by 1820.

 

Estate records of Fleming Tynes, E. Feliciana Par., LA confirm he was the father of Ann Eliza Tynes.

 

SC Revolutionary War records name Robert Tynes and Fleming Tynes, but not together.  Also Samuel Tynes.

 

"He seems to be known mostly as "Fleming Tynes Sr." The full name Robert Fleming Tynes appears only as a signature on the 1776 document, "South Carolina Association for Public Defense" (in the South Carolina Department of Archives and History). His probable brothers, William and Samuel, also signed that declaration."

 

" ... known in most records simply as Fleming Tynes, was probably named after Robert Fleming, a magistrate and member of the House of Burgesses in Caroline County, Virginia, until his death in about 1738.  (His name can be considered one more clue that the William Tynes family came from Caroline County.) Robert Fleming Tynes was probably born in the late 1740s or early 1750s in Caroline County. By the mid-1770s, he was in South Carolina with his brothers. He signed the same "Vallanteer Company of Horse" enlistment with his brother Samuel in August 1775, but unlike Samuel, he appears not to have switched sides."

 

"Fleming kept his ties to Granville County: On 20 July 1782, he was a witness to a deed of gift from Abraham Mitchel (another Island Creek neighbor) to his two daughters. Fleming is on the 1790 and 1800 census for Clarendon County (Sumter District), South Carolina; but by 1805 he was apparently in Liberty County, Georgia, where his eldest son, John Fleming Tynes, married Jane Warren. The name of Robert Fleming Tynes’s wife is unknown, although colorful family stories state that she was his own niece, the daughter of an unnamed sister and Uriah Watkins. By 1814, Fleming Tynes was in Amite County, Mississippi, where he remarried to a widow, Sylvia Boothe Dixon. He died near Jackson, Louisiana, in about 1829."

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~tmark/Tynes.html  Mark Tynes tmark@geocities.com  Sept. 2000

 

More About Fleming Tynes:

Burial: poss. Port Hudson, LA

 

Notes for Melissa Watkins:

The name of Fleming Watkins is found in the records of Ebenezer Church, Amite Co., MS, and in the census records of VA 1870-1879.  I have found no evidence to prove or disprove Melissa's name.  It seems that at least one of her ancestors must have had the name "Minor."

     

Children of Fleming Tynes and Melissa Watkins are:

                           i.    John Fleming Tynes, born 11 Feb 1779 in SC; died 24 Feb 1830 in Sandy Hook, Marion, MS; married Jane Jensen 'Jensie' Warren Bef. 1806; born 14 Sep 1786 in Liberty Co., GA; died 21 Jun 1859 in Marion Co., MS.

 

Notes for John Fleming Tynes:

One abstracted passport (January 5, 1810) grants a passport to Travis George, with his wife, two children and one negro. The same order also grants a passport for Fleming Tynes, his wife, two children, and one negro; one for John and Seth Smart, the former with a wife and two children; and one for John Warren, his wife, two children, and seven negroes.

 

More About John Fleming Tynes:

Burial: Warren Cemetery, Sandy Hook, MS

 

Notes for Jane Jensen 'Jensie' Warren:

http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/r/o/b/Willie-L-Robinson/index.html

Willie Robinson has collected much of this information on Tynes descendants.

Wlr0819@aol.com

 

                          ii.    Minor Edwin Tynes, born 1787 in Sumter, Camden, SC; died 1826 in Monticello, MS; married Elizabeth Doughty Aft. 1810; born 1790 in SC.

 

Notes for Minor Edwin Tynes:

Minor Tynes is also known as Minor Manning Tynes.

 

                         iii.    Timothy Tynes, born 1788 in SC; died Aft. 1850 in Butler Co., AL; married Margaret Gipson.

 

Notes for Timothy Tynes:

Does Timothy belong to this family?

 

                         iv.    Martha Tynes, born Abt. 1789 in SC; died in prob. E. Feliciana Par., LA; married William P. Poole 19 May 1812 in Amite Co., MS; born Abt. 1782 in SC; died 1860 in Franklin Co., MS.

 

Notes for William P. Poole:

or William W. Poole

 

                          v.    Canzada Tynes, born Abt. 1790 in Claremont Co., SC; married John M. Trescott; born Abt. 1785 in IL.

 

Notes for Canzada Tynes:

Canzada Kanzaida or Kausaida Tynes may be the sames as Catherine Tynes.

 

                         vi.    Anson Tynes, born Abt. 1794; died Bet. 1839 - 1850.

                        vii.    Elizabeth Catherine Tynes, born 1794 in SC; died 24 Feb 1871; married (1) William Watson Boone Abt. 1805; married (2) Thomas F. Lucas 31 May 1821 in Amite Co., MS; born Bef. 1800.

 

Notes for William Watson Boone:

1846 Deed - William Watson Boone purchased 40 acres of land in Vernon Parish Louisiana.

T4TEXUNS@EMAIL.COM Paul Wilkinson descends from this line (Dec. 2000)

 

        31           viii.    Ann Eliza Tynes, born Bef. 1795 in SC; died 1839 in E. Feliciana Par., LA; married Col. Robert Poole in Amite Co., MS.

                         ix.    Mary Amanda Tynes, born 17 Feb 1796 in Claremont Co., SC; died 1842 in St. Tammany Par., LA; married (1) Sampson Edward Ball 30 Apr 1817 in Marion Co., MS; born Bet. 29 Sep 1775 - Nov 1779 in Midway, Liberty, GA; died 01 Sep 1829 in E. Baton Rouge Par., LA; married (2) James G. McKnight 1830.

                          x.    Laura Tynes, born Abt. 1804 in SC; married (1) <Unknown> Holston Bef. 1836; married (2) Henry Castello 1836; born Abt. 1810 in SC.

 

Notes for Henry Castello:

or Henry Costello.  The children may have used this same spelling.

 

 

Generation No. 7

 

      72.  Thomas Hester, born Abt. 1715; died Bet. 1779 - 1785.  He was the son of 144. <Unknown> Hester.  He married 73. Sarah <Unknown>.

      73.  Sarah <Unknown>

 

Notes for Thomas Hester:

Received a land grant of 200 acres Bladen Co., NC 22 Nov 1738.  All children born in Bladen Co.

 

Much of the Hester information in this file was provided by Alice Carter of Waxhaw, NC.  Additional information from Sam Pait, Sr. of Bladenboro, NC.  Extensive linking and editing, and substantial additions from many others.

 

Notes for Sarah <Unknown>:

Though one family file lists Sarah as the name of this spouse, no source document was noted.

     

Children of Thomas Hester and Sarah <Unknown> are:

                           i.    Stephen Hester, born Abt. 1744 in Bladen Co., NC; died Bef. 1800 in Bladen Co., NC.

 

Notes for Stephen Hester:

1790 census shows 3 males over 16, 4 under 16, 5 females.

State of NC No.1778 grant to Stephen Hester, 50A on NE of Crawley Swamp, 20 December 1791

land transactions with Edmond Russ

descendant Marvin Hester 104 Robin St. Elgin, TX 78621

 

                          ii.    William Hester, born Abt. 1747 in Bladen Co., NC; died Abt. 1822 in Robeson Co., NC; married Rebecca Redding Abt. 1770 in Robeson Co., NC; born Aft. 1749; died 1834 in Laurens Co., GA.

 

Notes for William Hester:

will dated 19 May 1822 Robeson Co., NC

1790  census indicated 1 male under 16, one over 16, 2 females

1800 census indicates 1 male under 16, 1 male 16-26, 1 male 45+

census indicates 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 26-45

 

Notes for Rebecca Redding:

Her will was dated 2 Aug 1832, and was probated 5 Nov 1834 Laurens Co., GA.

 

        36             iii.    John Hester, born Abt. 1754 in Bladen Co., NC; died 18 Feb 1820 in Bladen Co., NC; married Comfort <Unknown> Abt. 1774.

                         iv.    Thomas Hester, Jr., born 02 Apr 1757 in Bladen Co., NC; died Aft. 27 Apr 1839 in Bladen Co., NC; married Rebecca <Unknown> Abt. 1780; born Bef. 1767 in NC; died Aft. 1798 in Bladen Co., NC.

 

Notes for Thomas Hester, Jr.:

"Thomas Hester, Jr. was born 2 Apr 1757, served in the American Revolution.  His S6991; he received a pension of $30.00 per year.  Some of the officers he served with ... Richard M. Lewis, Robert Lyon, David Singletary, Robert Johnson, & James Bryan."  Marvin Hester, 1992

 

Notes for Rebecca <Unknown>:

Is this Rebecca Redding, daughter of William Redding and Martha Martin?

 

                          v.    Sarah Hester, born Aft. 1758 in Bladen Co., NC; died Bef. 1820 in Monroe Co., GA; married James Evers; born 16 Nov 1740; died 15 Jun 1837 in Monroe Co., GA.

 

Notes for James Evers:

Much of the Evers information was expanded and confirmed by Janeane Herring, who received it from James E. Evers.  Alice Carter provided much of this information originally.  She suggests that James Evers may have had a first wife, because the two children are too young to belong to Sarah, if her birth date is in the order that the children were named in the will.

 

                         vi.    Jasper Hester, born Abt. 1760 in Bladen Co., NC; married Nancy Redding; born Abt. 1765.

                        vii.    Joseph Hester, born Abt. 1765 in Bladen Co., NC; married <Unknown>; born 19 Oct 1783.

 

 

      76.  Joseph Regan, Jr., born Abt. 1709 in Surry Co., VA; died 1783 in Bladen Co., NC.  He was the son of 152. Joseph Regan and 153. Elizabeth Gad.  He married 77. Anna <Unknown> Abt. 1735 in NC.

      77.  Anna <Unknown>, born Abt. 1715; died 1796 in Robeson Co., NC.

 

Notes for Joseph Regan, Jr.:

One reported date of death is 4 Jan 1773 Robeson Co., NC.

Ralph E. Connor 55390@email.msn.com shows that John and Richard Regan are the sons of Joseph Regan, not his brothers (as shown in this report).

     

Children of Joseph Regan and Anna <Unknown> are:

        38               i.    Capt. Ralph Regan, born Abt. 1736 in Bladen Co., NC; died 1795 in Robeson Co., NC; married Amelia 'Millie' <Unknown> 1768 in Bladen Co., NC.

                          ii.    Capt. John Regan, born Abt. 1740 in Bladen Co., NC; died Aft. 18 Jun 1814 in Robeson Co., NC; married (1) <Unknown>; married (2) Ala Bennett 1794; born 07 Mar 1762; died 03 Apr 1837.

                         iii.    Lt. Richard Regan, born Abt. 1749 in Bladen Co., NC; died 1804 in Washington Co., GA; married Catharine <Unknown>.

 

 

      80.  Moses McLemore, born Abt. 1738 in VA; died Dec 1787 in Old Cheraw Dist., SC.  He was the son of 160. Wright Macklemore and 161. <Unknown>.  He married 81. Lavinia <Unknown>.

      81.  Lavinia <Unknown>

 

Notes for Moses McLemore:

Moses is often reported as having died in 1761 in NC.  Some dispute the often-reported link to presumed father Wright McLemore or Wright Macklemore.

 

A deed mentioning a Moses Mclemore or Moses Maclemore dated 1783 can be found.  Can he be this man?  That deed mentions Duplin Co., William Drake's property, and Joseph Packer, among others.

 

That Moses, said to be a grandson of William McLemore by either Wright McLemore or his brother Richard, in Darlington County,(Old Cheraws District) SC in December 1787. Moses was living there when he died and his son, Amos, applied for letters of administration on his estate.

     

Children of Moses McLemore and Lavinia <Unknown> are:

        40               i.    Amos McLemore, born 1760 in Edgecombe Co., NC; died 1817 in Giles Co., TN; married Equilla Byler Bef. 1786 in NC.

                          ii.    <Unknown> McLemore

 

Notes for <Unknown> McLemore:

Jemimah McLemore is likely closely related to the McLemores of Copiah Co., MS, most of whom are descendants of Moses McLemore.  She could be a daughter, granddaughter by an unknown child, or even the spouse of a son who died young.

 

 

      92.  Jeremiah Kingsley I, born Abt. 1735 in England; died in GA or SC.  He married 93. Mary <Unknown>.

      93.  Mary <Unknown>, born in England; died 01 Nov 1773 in Croft, Lincolnshire, England.

 

Notes for Jeremiah Kingsley I:

Memo: 5 Generations.

     

Children of Jeremiah Kingsley and Mary <Unknown> are:

        46               i.    Jeremiah Kingsley II, born Abt. 1760; died Jan 1830 in Union Dist., SC; married (1) Agnes Humphries 07 Aug 1789 in SC; married (2) Winneford <Unknown> Abt. 1807 in SC.

                          ii.    Martha Kingsley

                         iii.    William Kingsley

                         iv.    Zephaniah Kingsley, died 1767 in Croft, Lincolnshire, England.

                          v.    Samuel Kingsley, born 1755 in Croft, Lincolnshire, England; died 1756 in Croft, Lincolnshire, England.

                         vi.    Sarah Kingsley, born Abt. 1762 in Croft, Lincolnshire, England; died 1777 in Croft, Lincolnshire, England.

                        vii.    Thompson Kingsley, born Abt. 1770 in Croft, Lincolnshire, England.

 

 

      94.  Charles Humphries, born Abt. 1715 in VA; died Jan 1803 in Chester Co., SC.  He was the son of 188. John Humphries and 189. Mary White.  He married 95. Mary Bennett 1735.

      95.  Mary Bennett, born Abt. 1720 in Poss. VA.

 

Notes for Charles Humphries:

Another source indicates Charles Humphries who married Mary Bennett? born about 1726.  The early date makes long gaps between presumed children, shown below.

 

The following info on Charles Humphries, including the comments, was provided by lpoole@dallas.net (JAMES L. POOLE) 1997.

 

"Charles Humphries Senr. (son of John d. 1738/9) was born ca. 1725...  He conveyed land on 22 May 1753, to John Pilkinton, 150 acres, part of 324 acres, granted to John Humphries, and which his mother Mary and step-father William White had conveyed to him (see above).  Mary, wife of Charles, relinquished her dower interest in the property.   Therefore, they were married prior to that date.  The land entry which was left to Charles and his brothers in the will of their father John lay in the area that became Lunenburg County, Virginia.  All four of them (John, William, Thomas and Charles) of Lunenburg County, sold a portion of this land on Allens Creek on 1 January 1749, to Lewis Delony.   They sold the remainder to James Tucker of Amelia County on 1 October 1750.   Allen's Creek is in present Mecklenburg and Halifax Counties, Virginia."

 

"An Humphreys family was living in Lunenburg County, Virginia, during the 1740's, 1750's, and 1760's.  William, John, Thomas, and Charles Humphries jointly patented 366 acres of land on both sides of Allen's Creek 20 August 1747, in Lunenburg County.   They were listed on the Lunenburg tax list in 1748.  Charles Humphreys was still living on Allen's Creek in 1766 which was then Mecklenburg County.

"These four men were evidently brothers, and brothers of Amey Humphreys, who married David Halliburton and lived in the Lunenburg-Mecklenburg area during the same period of time, and who named her sons David, William, John, Thomas, and Charles.

"Also living in the same area during the same period of time was John Humphreys, Sr.,  who was probably the father of William, John, Thomas, Charles, and Amey Humphreys.

"Charles Humphries is said to have been the grandson of one of three gentlemen by the name of Humphries, who came from Wales and settled in Virginia.  It is claimed that their ancestor was Ralph Humphreys, a cavalier of Wales, who was driven thence to Ireland, and his descendants to America.

"Charles was born in Virginia, about 1710-15.  He married about 1735 - a daughter of Mr. Bennet, a Virginia farmer.  They had ten children.  The sons were all born in Virginia, except Richard.  A short time before the Revolutionary War, he settled with all his family near Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, and at a later date, in Chester District, South Carolina, where he and three of his sons died and were buried.

"Children (besides three daughters):  John, Charles, Thomas, b. 18 Dec 1756, Absolom, James, Bennet, and Richard."

 

[I have been able to independently confirm some of the above information.  Charles, John, Thomas, and William Humphreys were listed in the 1748 Mecklenburg County, Virginia, Tithe List with one tithe each.   But only John Humphreys was listed in the 1752 tithe list.]

 

Their presence was also indicated in a set of curious (curious because of the way the supposed brothers acted together) deeds recorded in Mecklenburg County, Virginia:

 

"20 Aug 1747.  Patent:  Humphreys, William & John, Thomas & Charles .. 366 acres on both sides of Allens Creek."

 

"3 Oct 1748.  William Humphreys to Christopher Hudson, Planter .. in consideration of £40 .. 90 acres on upper side of Allens Creek .. part of land granted to William, John, Thomas and Charles Humphreys."

 

"1 Jan 1749.  William, John, Thomas and Charles Humphreys to Lewis Delong .. £48 .. 91½ acres .. one fourth part of patent 20 Aug 1747 to William, John, Thomas and Charles Humphreys .. on lower side of Al-lens Creek .. signed John (X) Humphreys."

 

"2 Oct 1750.  Benjamin Lanier to John Humphreys .. in consideration of £40 .. 368 acres on both sides of Allens Creek .. witnessed John Mayse (Mayes) [Book 4]"

 

"(no date)  John, William, Thomas and Charles Humphreys to James Tucker .. in consideration of £96 .. 183 acres .. on both sides of Allens Creek .. signed John (I) Humphrey, William Humphrey, Thomas (X) Humphrey, Charles (C) Humphey"

 

Notes for Mary Bennett:

or Sarah Bennett.

     

Children of Charles Humphries and Mary Bennett are:

                           i.    James Humphries

                          ii.    John Humphries, born 27 Dec 1743 in Chester Co., SC; died 19 Jan 1815; married Elizabeth Timms 14 May 1775 in Chester Co., SC; born Aft. 1743.

 

Notes for John Humphries:

Another record gives the spouse of John Humphries as Elizabeth Timms.

 

WILL OF JOHN HUMPHRIES

 

 

 

In the name of God Amen I John Humphries of Chester District in the State of South Carolina Sandy River being weak of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks to God therefore calling to mind that it is appointed for all men once to Die to make and ordain this my last will & testament in manner and form following that is to Say I Recommend my Soul into the hands of almighty God who Gave it and my body to be intered in Christian form as touching such worldly Estate as it has pleased God ot confer upon me in this life.  I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner to wit in the first place I allow all my just debts and funeral charges to be fully paid.  Item: I give and bequeath to my beloved son AMOS Humphries one negroe boy named Dan and one half of all my land except the mill tract and one feather bed.  Item: I give to my son CHARNER Humphries the other half of my land except the mill tract to wit 265 acres: where on I now live and one hundred and twelve acres in another tract to be equally divided as affore said and one negroe boy named Joe and one feather bed and one black horse called Bull.  Item: I give my son THOMAS Humphries the tract of land whereon my mill stands containing on hundred acres and one negroe boy Tom and feather bed .  Item: I give to my daughter CASSANDRA Brannon one negroe girl named Cloey. Item: I give to my daughter Agnes Humphries one negroe woman named Aggr at her marriage with her increase except the second child that from the date shall be born and one feather bed and furniture and fifty dollars out of my crop of cotton on hand.  Item: I give to my son DAVID Humphries one negroe boy named Frank and one feather bed.  Item: I give to my daughter FRANCES Stokes the use and service of one negroe girl named Ginney and the second child of Agga to be her right forever...till Ginney comes of age the age of twenty-one years and then to be set free to live with my wife or daughter Agness under their care..Item: I give my beloved wife Elizabeth Humphries one negroe woman named Clocy her lifetime and the use of my plantation or a support form the same together with all my stock of black cattle, hogs, and sheep and horses and farming tools all to remain hers her lifetime and after her deathe to be sold and equally divided among all my children.. Item: I do hearby ordain, constitute and appoint my son AMOS Humphries and THOMAS Humphries Executers of my last will and testament and do hereby revoke all other wills and bequeaths of anything appertaining there to by me in any wise ratifying this my last will and testament in witness whereof.  I have set my hand and seal Nov. twelfth 1814 in presence of us.

                                                                      

 

Michil D Gore                                                         John J. Humphries, his mark

 

Thomas Bennett

 

 

Amos O. Timms

 

 

Probated Feb., 1815

 

Recorded in Book E., page 343

 

Apartment No. 27

 

Package No. 380    

 

                         iii.    Richard Humphries, born Abt. 1752; died 1820.

 

Notes for Richard Humphries:

One of the witness to the Will of Ellis Fowler was a Richard Humphries.  Richard Humphries and Ellis Fowler both resided in Union Co SC., and this may be that Richard Humphries.

 

Another researcher is looking for verification that the family of Richard Humphries also included Mary Humphries the wife of Ephraim Puckett, Jr.  He thinks that Richard had a sister named Mary Humphries and that they were closely allied with the Puckett and Fowler families of Union Co.,  SC

 

The Will of Ellis Fowler, Sr.

dated 20 Jan 1808

 

State of South Carolina

Union District

 

In the name of God, amen, I, Ellis Fowler, Senior, of the above state and district, but of perfect mind and memory, blessed by God, but calling to mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men to die, have thought proper to arrange and divide my earthly possessions in the manner and form following.

 

My first desire is that my body should be decently buryed (sic) according to the form of the church of which I am a member at the discretion of my executors. My second desire is that all my legal debts-----by me should be justly paid. As touching my earthly possessions, wherewith it has pleased God to bestow on me, I give and bequeath in the following manner - - -

 

Item. I give and bequeath to my dear wife, Mary [Puckett] Fowler, the one third of the tract of land where on I now live, for her use and assignments during her life or widowhood, and at her death or marriage to descend to my two sons, Wm. & Womac Fowler to be equally divided between them. My stock of cattle, horses, hogs, with my household furniture equally divided between my dear wife and the above two sons, Wm. and Womac-------- part of sd. property to descend to sd. Wm. and Womac at her death or marriage.

 

Item. I give and bequeath to my son-in-law, Baxter Mozley (sic), the value of a tract of land where Thos. Haney now lives, which wish to be sold for his use and benefit.

 

Item. I give and bequeath to my two sons, Wm. Fowler and Womac Fowler, the tract of land where I now live that is otherwise disposed of to be equally divided between them, William Fowler to have the lower part of sd. land, and Womac the upper whereon my horses------stands. I give and bequeath to my wife, Mary Fowler, my-----and ----- for her use and enjoyment forever. I give and bequeath to my son, Mark Fowler, one hundred acres of land around him where he now lives for his use and enjoyment forever. Ther personal (?) part(?) of the estate which belongs to me, and in the hands of Thos. Haney, I hereby give and bequeath to my sons, Ephraim Fowler,Jno.Fowler, Godfrey Fowler, and Nancy Kiger [Children of Cathrine Puckett]. And I do hereby appoint George Phillips and Wm. Fowler executors to this my Last Will and Testament. In witness ------sd. Ellis Fowler hath here unto delivered his hand and affixed his seal, this 20th January 1808.

 

Signed Ellis (his x mark) Fowler

 

Signed, sealed and acknowledged

by sd. E.Fowler to be his Last Will and Testament, in the presents(sic)

of--

Thomas Hancock

Daniel White

Richard Humphries

 

~~~~~~~~~~`

by Wm. Rice, Esq., Ordinary, for the

said district, personally came Richard Humphries and Danl. White, before me and being duly sworn on the Holy Evangelist of Almightly God, doth make oath and say that they saw Ellis Fowler sign, seal, publish, pronounce and on the within to be and contain his Last Will and Testament, that he the said Ellis Fowler was then of sound and disposinging, memory and understanding to the best of the despondents'

knowledge and belief and that they, the said Richard Humphries and Daniel White did sign their names as witnesses to the same at the request of the testator and in his presence with Thos. Hancock, sametime qualified George Phillips and William Fowler, executors, according to law.

 

Given under my hand and seal

this ----of February, 1808

 

W. Rice, Ordy, (Seal)

 

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

**SOUTH CAROLINA DEED ABSTRACTS 1783-1788

 

0-5, 109-113: Lease and release. 7 & 8 Nov 1774, Ephraim Puckett and Mary his wife late Mary Humphrey of Ninety Six District, to Arthur Jenkins of same, for ?320 South Carolina money, tract of 100 acres granted 22 Sept 1764 to Mary Humpry who is now Mary Puckett, said 100 acres as Bounty land on Log Creek a branch of Savannah River. Ephraim Puckett, Mary Puckett (+), Wit: Robert Birtun, John Bayly, Proved in Ninety Six District by the oath of Robert Burton 9 March 1775 before Moses Kirkland, J. P. Recorded 22 March 1785.

 

                         iv.    Bennett Humphries, born Abt. 1754 in Lunenburg Co., VA; married Elizabeth <Unknown>; born Abt. 1770.

 

Notes for Bennett Humphries:

This Uncle to the compiler later resided in Chester Co., SC, adjacent to Hasel Hardwick, ancestor of the compiler.

 

                          v.    Thomas Humphries, born 18 Dec 1756; died 25 Jul 1827; married Mary Wall; born 16 Dec 1765 in near Raleigh, Wake, NC; died 02 Sep 1836 in 4 miles from Cadiz,Trigg, KY.

 

Notes for Thomas Humphries:

of Revolutionary fame.

http://www.kyseeker.com/trigg/history/chap5.html

 

                         vi.    Absalom Humphries, born Aug 1760 in Lunenburg Co., VA; died 09 Dec 1834 in Christian Co., now Trigg Co., KY; married Barthenia 'Thany' Wall 31 Mar 1791 in Chester Co., SC; born 23 Mar 1776.

                        vii.    <Unknown> Humphries, born Abt. 1762; married Robert Smith.

                       viii.    <Unknown> Humphries, born Abt. 1764; married Thomas Rainey; born Abt. 1760.

        47             ix.    Agnes Humphries, born Abt. 1768 in Johnson Co., NC; died Abt. 1845 in Marion Co., MS; married Jeremiah Kingsley II 07 Aug 1789 in SC.

                          x.    Charles Humphries, Jr., born Abt. 1766 in poss. Brunswick Co., VA; died Aft. 24 Sep 1839 in Union Co., SC; married Elizabeth Palmer; born Abt. 1766.

 

 

      96.  Samuel Lindsay, born Abt. 1720; died 1784 in Augusta Co., VA.  He was the son of 192. Matthew Lindsay.  He married 97. Margaret <Uncertain> Smiley Abt. 1740.

      97.  Margaret <Uncertain> Smiley, born Abt. 1720; died 1804 in Botetourt Co. VA.

 

Notes for Samuel Lindsay:

Samuel Lindsay's will mentions sons Matthew, Samuel and Walter.  Matthew and Samuel were in the 5th Reg. Chester Co. in the Revolution.

 

His father is thought to be Matthew Lindsay.  1764 court records indicate Matthew was an "old man" horse jockey.  In the 1770's, intestate records of Robert Lindsay's property include a saddle.

 

It is not certain that Moses Lindsey is a child of this marriage.

 

See Newcastle, Craig Co., VA in 1752 for another Matthew Lindsay, possibly the brother or father of Samuel.

 

Memo: 6 generations

 

Notes for Margaret <Uncertain> Smiley:

probably Margaret Smiley ; neice Agnes Smiley mentioned in Margaret's will

     

Children of Samuel Lindsay and Margaret Smiley are:

                           i.    Eleanor Lindsay, born Abt. 1740; died Bef. 1804; married John Cantley Abt. 1760; born Abt. 1736; died 24 Apr 1802.

 

Notes for Eleanor Lindsay:

A 10+ generation family tree of this family is on WFT disk #4.

 

John Cantley and Elinor Lindsay signed over land via a deed to her brother Walter Lindsay. paul.phelps2@verizon.net Jean Cantley Phelps shares this info.

 

Notes for John Cantley:

Sep 1758: Militia, Augusta Co. VA

1760:  in Captain Christians Co. of Rangers

16 May, 1771 :  Jury duty in Botetourt Co.

21 Mar, 1774  :   had 500 acres in Botetourt Co.

1786 : Got 400 acres on Indian Creek, Greenbrier Co., VA

 

                          ii.    Moses Lindsey, born Abt. 1745; died Bef. 13 Jan 1812 in Montgomery Co., VA; married Letitia Breckinridge 27 Sep 1785 in Montgomery Co., VA; born Abt. 1746; died Aft. 1820 in Washington Co., VA.

 

Notes for Moses Lindsey:

Moses may be the son of Matthew Lindsay.  His occupation at one time: overseer of the road Montgomery. Co. VA 1786 court appointed.  1784-1796  he owned property at Walker's Creek and Sally Run in Montgomery Co., VA.

 

1797, Aug 15   John Keyes sells 103 ac to Moses Lindsey 

1812,  Jan 13  John & Elizabeth Faires sell 77 ac to heirs of Moses Lindsey (Sr) deceased.

 

1819, May 18  Moses Lyndsey & Catharine his wife, Thomas H Johnston & Elizabeth his wife, Obadiah Neel & his wife Polly heirs of Moses Lyndsey dec'd.. sell the 77 ac (same as above) to Isaac Lyndsey.

 

katie angermeyer angermeyer@hotmail.com provided all of the notes and descendants of Moses.  Her report includes numerous footnotes and remarks about speculative connections.

 

Notes for Letitia Breckinridge:

Letitia is said to be the granddaughter of George Doak, whose estate was bought by the Lindsay family.  Published genealogies show her to be the granddaughter of Samuel Doak, who brought his family from Ireland through Pennsylvania to Augusta Co., VA.

 

        48             iii.    Matthew Lindsay, born 1751 in Augusta Co., VA now Botetourt Co., VA; died 05 Nov 1821 in Knoxville, Knox, TN; married Flora Williams.

                         iv.    Samuel Lindsay, born Abt. 1753.

                          v.    Walter Lindsay, born Abt. 1755; died 1820 in Hampshire Co., VA; married Mary McCullough Abt. 17 Jan 1772 in Botetourt Co., VA.

 

Notes for Walter Lindsay:

Walter's pension record indicates wife Mary McCullough.  His parents did not approve of his marriage, and he was "a wild boy."

 

Walter Lindsay & Mary McCalgan Jan 17, 1772...bond Samuel Lindsey & John Cantly.........etc..parents do not consent.....Lindsey has been on a fowl scheme of getting married

 

Botetourt marriages:

Samuel Lindsey & Ann McCarrol  Aug 13,1793  bond John McCarroll wi Henry Bowyer

Walter Lindsey & Elizabeth Sheetz 2-25,1834  widow of Frederick bond,. Allen Biggs

 

Elizabeth Lindsey & James Myers 3-12-1850; d/o Eliz, bond  John Sheets

Florence Lindsey & James Mayse Dec 27, 1828  bond Walter Lindsey, father

Mary Lindsey & John Watkins July 30, 1794  bond Walter Lindsey wit S Lewis

Patty Lindsey & Allen Biggs 12-2-1830  bond Walter Lindsey, father

Virginia Lindsey & Joseph R Mays Oct 13,1840 bond Thomas R. Lindsey, gdn.  who also give surety

 

 

      98.  Moses Williams, born Bef. 1734; died 1791 in Augusta Co., VA.  He married 99. <Unknown>.

      99.  <Unknown>

 

Notes for Moses Williams:

CHALKLEY'S CHRONICLES; Vol 3

Page 424.--15th April, 1791. Moses Williams' will, planter--Executors.  sons David and Alexander; to 3 sons, David, Alexander, John, home plantation, 300 acres; David's part where Gabriel Pendle now lives; Alexander's part where he now lives; John's part where he now lives; to daughter, Ann Williams; to daughter, Flow Lindsey, 5 shillings; to daughter, Margaret Pendle, 5 shillings; to 3 sons, David, Alexander, John. Teste: Patrick, Mary, David Buchanan. Proved, 18th October, 1791, by Patrick and David Buchanan.

 

p. 394 - 9th February, 1763. William ( ) Ledgewood and Rebecca ( ) to Moses Williams, L27, 300 acres in Beverley Manor on Buchanan's Mill Creek; John Begam's line; corner John Buchanan's land; Elijah McClenachan's land, formerly James McCorkle's; corner John Henderson; Nathan Gillilan's land, formerly John Lyon's. Teste: Abraham Biss. Delivered: Moses Williams, 5th August, 1783. DB 11:160.

 

Said to have come from Bath Co., VA to Borders tract.  His will was recorded in Augusta Co., VA.  He had 300 acres in Beverly's Manor on Buchanan's Mill Creek.  In 1784, Moses and David Williams were in Capt. Wilson's Company.

 

According to naming convention, his wife's name should be Charlotte Elkins.

 

20th March, 1763. Thomas Peerie's will: (Mark ): To wife Mary; to son John; to daughter Elizabeth; to children, Margaret, Agness, Thomas, George, William, Robert and Mary. Teste: Moses Williams, Henry Cartmill. Proved, 15th February, 1763, by the witnesses. Mary qualifies (her mark ), with James Young, James Peerie.

 

Page 217.--22d October, 177fl. John Buchanan's will--To wife, Margaret, executrix; to daughter, Martha, wife of John Buchanan; to son, William Buchanan; to son, Patrick, £3, executor; to son, Robert; to son, John; to son, James, executor; to sons, Alexander and David; to daughters, Mary and Catherine. Robert Gnear (now in my care) to be taught the art and mystery of a Taylor. Teste: Elijah McClenachan, Moses Williams. Proved, 20th April, 1790, by the witnesses. Patrick qualifies. 20th April, 1790. Margaret refuses to execute. Teste: John Gregory and Jno. Wallace.

 

Washington County Surveyors Record 1781-1797

Page 297 - Alexander McNutt - 300 ac - Commissioners Certificate - on both sides of the south fork of Holstein River - beginning adjoining to Moses Buchanan's land - in John McCutcheons line - on the south side of the river - by a roaring spring - May 26, 1782...Alexander McNutt, assignee of Archibald Blackburn, assignee of Thomas Ray - 300 ac - on both sides of south fork of Holstein, includes improvements, actual settlement made in 1771 - August 25, 1781

 

Page 297 - John Widner - 200 ac - Commissioners Certificate - on the south side of the south fork of Holstein river - beginning on the south side of a branch - May 20, 1784...Andrew Burton, assignee of John Buchanan - 200 ac - on the waters of the south fork of Holstein, includes improvements, actual settlement made in 1772 - August 18, 1781...April 15, 1782, assigned to John Widner. Witnessed: Moses Williams. Signed: Andrew Bunton

 

 

Notes for <Unknown>:

She may be Charlotte Elkins.  One branch of the family used the traditional naming convention, from which this name was derived.  We have not found records confirming her name.

     

Children of Moses Williams and <Unknown> are:

                           i.    John Williams

                          ii.    David Williams

                         iii.    Ann Williams

 

Notes for Ann Williams:

Anne Williams.  Did she marry Richard Jones?

 

                         iv.    Alexander Williams

        49              v.    Flora Williams, born 1754 in VA; died 03 Sep 1821 in Knoxville, Knox, TN; married Matthew Lindsay.

                         vi.    Margaret Williams, married Gabriel Pendleton 16 May 1786 in Augusta Co., VA; born Abt. 1770 in Culpepper Co., VA.

 

Notes for Margaret Williams:

Margaret Williams to Gabriel Pendell   16 May 1786  Augusta Co. Virginia by William Wilson, Minister.  Witnessed by George Hudson and David Williams.  Bondsman- - Zachariah Estill.

 

In nearby records he appears with last name of Pendel, Pendleton, Penn, Pendal, Pence and Pendell

 

Notes for Gabriel Pendleton:

Gabriel Pendle

 

 

      100.  <Unknown> McNutt, born Bet. 1715 - 1730.  He was the son of 200. Alexander McNutt and 201. Jane <Unknown>.

 

Notes for <Unknown> McNutt:

This is a composite record.  One man may not be the father of all the listed children.

 

It is NOT certain that George McNutt was a brother or cousin of the other McNutts in Augusta and Rockbridge Co., VA, but he is said to have "followed relatives" to America.  He is "known to be the brother of a William McNutt."

     

Children of <Unknown> McNutt are:

                           i.    Alexander McNutt, born Abt. 1750; married Sarah McCutchen; born 1753 in Augusta Co., VA.

        50              ii.    George McNutt, born 1751 in Ulster, Ireland; died 05 Jan 1823 in Knoxville, Knox, TN; married (1) Isabella Callison Bef. 1780; married (2) Catherine Kain 1792 in TN; married (3) Virginia Anderson 1797 in Knoxville, Knox, TN.

                         iii.    Margaret McNutt, born 23 Dec 1759; died 25 Jul 1803 in Jefferson Co., TN; married Col. Robert McFarland, Jr. 07 Jan 1778 in Washington Co., VA; born 15 Mar 1759 in Orange Co., NC; died 10 Feb 1837 in Jefferson Co., TN.

 

Notes for Col. Robert McFarland, Jr.:

---------------Notes from Robert B. Neil, Warrensburg, Tennessee--------------------

Robert Mc Farland II, was born in Orange County North Carolina, March 15, 1759. Robert II joined the Revolution at a very young age; seventeen.  Robert served about four years under Captain William Russell, who later reached the rank of General. Two Lieutenants of Captain Russell's Company came to Robert's fathers house and Robert agreed to form a company in November 1776. This Company was ordered to guard the frontier garrison, Captain Russell marched with his Company from Reed Creek to Ramsays Fort five miles above Long Island. They remained in the Fort until the latter part of February 1777. They got no written discharge, but received certificates of service which allowed them to get paid fourty shillings a month. In March 1777 Captain John Montgomery came to Robert's fathers house and got him to join his Company. He marched from Reed Creek to Blackamonds Station on Church River, marched to Houstons station on Moccasin Creek, and returned to Long Island in the first of October. They joined General Christian's army consisting of upwards of two thousand soldiers. They became part of Major Evan Shelby's Batallion. Robert served in expeditions against the Cherokee Indians. They marched through Greene County Tennessee by the Bend of the Chucky to the Tennessee River, to the town of Tomak then to Llanio, Toco, Chota and Citip. Then to Tuskiga where a young white man had been burned by the indians, and they sacked that city and the indians fled. In December they returned home Robert was eighteen years and nine months old at this time. In the following September 1778 he volunteered into Captain James Montgomery's Company at Wyth Court House. They went to Fort Maxwell to check on Indian disturbances and returned home in December. In 1779 he moved with his wife to Washington County Virginia shortly after he was appointed as Ensign in Captain John Cambill's Company, and was appointed by Colonel Arthur Cambell the Commander of that regiment. In 1779 they marched against Colonel Roberts of North Carolina who had come over to Virginia to harass the Whigs and reverent Tories. Robert was prevented from marching with his Company to King's Mountain because he received orders from Col. Arthur Cambell to return and collect a force to march against the Tories at New Rivin. Robert was promoted to a Lieutenant, he collected some men and met Lieutenant Davis at Blue Springs and marched to Elk Creek. They took sixteen Tories and pursued the rest into North Carolina. They then pursued Tories that had been destroying property of citizens and returned on the same day the other troops were returning from King's Mountain. On the first or second day of December 1780 Captain Bowers received orders that every man who had not been wounded at King's Mountain be readied to start an Indian campaign under Col. Arthur Cambell. They marched from Honeycutt's by the bend of the Chucky to the Tennessee River and burned Chota, Chilhowah, and the Indians retreated. They had killed about 40 to 50 indians and only lost one man and the Indians surrendered. They returned home in March. Robert McFarland served for four months with Captain Russell from November 1776 to Febuary 1777; nine months under Captain John Montgomery from March 1777 to December 1778; he served as an Ensign in expeditions against the Tories, two months in 1779 as Lieutenant he was in constant service from just before the Battle of King's Mountain until the first of March following about six months.

 

He was among the pioneer settlers on the Wataga Settlement, entering claim to a tract of land at Springvale, now Jefferson County in 1783, at the close of the revolutionary war. At 19 years of age he married Margaret McNutt January 7, 1778. She was born December 23, 1759 and was the first white child born south of the French Broad River. Ramsey's Annals of Tennessee gives this interesting fact and also gives records of the services of Lieutenant, Captain and Colonel Robert Mc Farland II. He lived 34 years after the death of his wife Margaret McNutt and was married again to Mary Neal, and a third time to Mary Weaver.

 

Robert II was the first Sheriff of Jefferson County, Tennessee. Records of interest are to be found at Dandridge. He was a prominent man in his day, his home was a log house that stood until 1900. The Willow tree that marks the spot where the house stood is still standing today. Robert II died at his home in Jefferson County, and is buried near his old home.  Pension book shows Robert II died May 20, 1834, but the old family bible states it as February 5, 1837. His grave was recently marked by the chapter of Sons of the Revolution known as Robert Mc FarlandChapter, Morristown Tennessee.

 

                         iv.    William McNutt, died Abt. 1800 in Knox Co., TN.

 

 

      102.  James Callison, born Abt. 1722 in County Armagh, Ireland; died Bef. 16 Jun 1789 in Augusta Co., VA.  He was the son of 204. <Unknown> Callison.  He married 103. Isabella <Unknown> Abt. 1742 in Prob. Ireland.

      103.  Isabella <Unknown>, born in Prob. Ireland; died in Prob. VA.

 

Notes for James Callison:

James and Isabella came over in 1749, was for some time in Albemarle Co., VA,  and then settled in Augusta Co, VA.  James and Isabella lived for some time in Augusta Co. Virginia and James seems to have made quite a name for himself.  He worked on a road construction crew and served as witness for several legal documents in courts.  He also owned some land as did some of his sons.

 

He died in 1789.  His will was proved the 16th of June 1789.  Some indicate that he died in 1787.

 

Mentioned in his will were his children : Robert, Dorthy, James, John, William, Jean, Agness,

Mary, Eloner, Isabella, Margaret.  He mentioned one grandchild, Isabella daughter of John.

 

Ref: Chronicle of Scotch Irish Settlers in Virginia.    Augusta County Virginia Vol. 1 - 3.  There is an indication he resided for some time in Albemarle Co., VA.

 

16 Sep 1762 in Augusta  Co. VA Blackwood vs Callison Know all men and C. that we James Callison  and Richard Morris both of Augusta stand indebted to Willam Blackwood,  and C. and C. 16th September 1762 test Robert Conningham and Samuel  Cloyd. Court Settlement for Albermarle Co. VA Bell vs Callison James  Bell vs James Callison (otherwise lately called James Callison in the  settlement Albermarle Co. VA) Nov,1752.

 

VIRGINIA LAND GRANT

Callison, James   May 12, 1759 Augusta County 175a.  On Jacksons River.

Patents No. 34, 1756-62, p. 358

James sold this land in 1760 for 30 pounds.

 

On 18 Nov 1767 vice overseer of Road from McCreering's to James Moffett's.

     

Children of James Callison and Isabella <Unknown> are:

                           i.    Elinore Callison, born Abt. 1744 in Prob. Ireland; married Joseph Blair; born Abt. 1739; died 1776 in Augusta Co., VA.

 

Notes for Elinore Callison:

or Eleanor Callison

 

Notes for Joseph Blair:

The administration of Joseph's estate is found in Augusta Co. in OB 16, p. 162 (dated 03-18-1777)

 

                          ii.    Jean Callison, born Abt. 1744 in Prob. Ireland; died in of OH; married Richard Morris 17 Nov 1761 in Augusta Co., VA; born Abt. 1743; died Abt. 1805.

 

Notes for Richard Morris:

George Washington Morris vs Morris heirs

"... in spring of 1805 orator's father, Richard Morris, died, owning land on Jacksons's River, without devising it, and leaving heirs and children, viz orator, James, John, WIlliam, Isabella (married to William Elliott), Edward, Frances (married to Archibald Armstrong), Robert, Archibald, Benjamin.  William has since died leaving widow Jean and children, viz Jean (married to Edward Jackson and now living in Ohio), William, Richard, Nancy, John, Margaret, Elizabeth, Ann, Benjamin (last eight being infants).  James Morris has removed from Commonwealth and lives in Tennessee, John Morris, Benjamin Moris, orators brothers and William Elliott and Isabella have removed to Ohio.  Bond 19th October 1805 by James Morris of Roane Co., Tennessee.  Bond 19th October 1805 by John Morris of Champaign Co., OH.  Patent to Richard Morris 18th October 1787, 46 acres by survey 1771 on Jackson River.  Patented to Richard Morris 14th July 1767, 93 acres on Jackson River in Augusta Co., VA survey by Thomas Lewis, 26th April 1764, 270 acres (patent of grant 29th October 1743 to John Robertson, James Wood and Henry Robertson, and John Lewis) now in possession of Arthur Dunlap on Jackson River.  Patented by Fauquier, 1760 to William McCutchan, 169 acres in Augusta Co., VA on mouth of Cedar Creek on Jackson's River.  Patented Thomas Lee to William Jackson, 270 acres on Jackson's River in Augusta 1750.  Patent by Dunmore to Richard Morris in 1772; 110 acres in Botetourt joining William Jackson.  Patent by Brooke to Richard Morris by survey 19th May 1794, in Bath Co., VA on Jackson's River.  Patent by Randolph to Richard Morris, assignee of Joseph Walker, assignee of Peter Miller, assignee of Joshua Phipps assignee of Nicholas Pryor 141 acres by survey 28th January 1786 on Jackson's River in Botetourt, 17th April 1788.  Bond 6th October 1788 by James Risk of Rockbridge CO., VA to Richard Morris warrnats a tract at mouth of Cedar Creek and Jackson's River formerly belonging to William McCutchan and Jmaes Risk; whose heirs at law James Risk.  Deed 7th November 1772 by William Jackson of Orange Co., No. Ca. to Richard Morris of Botetourt Tract on Jackson's River in Botetourt, 10th November 1772.

 

Augusta County Court 1811

               George W. Morris vs. Morris administrator 

                          O.S.-246; N.S. 90 Bill, 1811

 

     " Richard Morris of Bath County died about 1805, intestate, leaving widow and ten children  vis, widow Jane, two sons, Edward and William and a widow qualified as administrators.  William is dead, testate. Jane answers her daughter, Isabelle Elliott (wife of William Elliott).

      Richards heirs are viz, James, John,  William (dead),  Edward,  Isabelle wife of W.Elliott (out of state),  Archibald Armstrong and Francis,  Robert,  Archibald and Benjamin Morris, Edward Jackson and Jean, late Morris, widow of W. Morris (in Ohio); William,Richard,Nancy,Ned,Margaret,Elizabeth, Ann, Benj Morris, infants of Wm Morris.

 

                         iii.    Mary Callison, born Abt. 1745 in Prob. Ireland; died Bef. 1800; married James Callison, Sr. Aft. 1772; born Abt. 1739 in Ballyloghan, Kilmore Parish, County Armagh, Ireland; died Abt. 1808 in Grainger Co., TN.

 

Notes for Mary Callison:

This Mary Callison married James Callison "#2", son of Anthony Callison, probably a cousin of James Callison #1, for whom this descendant chart was prepared.  Additional cousins are shown on a related, linked web page.

 

                         iv.    John Callison, born Abt. 1746.

        51              v.    Isabella Callison, born Abt. 1747; died Bef. 05 Nov 1792 in Knoxville, Knox, TN; married George McNutt Bef. 1780.

                         vi.    Agnes Callison, born Abt. 1749; married Thomas Blair 07 May 1795.

 

Notes for Agnes Callison:

Nancy (Agnes) Callison

 

                        vii.    James Callison, Jr., born Bef. 1750; married Anne Gillespie 21 Jan 1794 in Knox Co., TN; born Abt. 1750.

                       viii.    Robert Callison, born Abt. 1753 in Augusta Co., VA; died Bef. 1840 in Todd Co., KY; married Elizabeth Mitchell 16 Feb 1793 in Augusta Co., VA; born Abt. 1773 in Augusta Co., VA; died Bef. 1830 in prob. Todd Co., KY.

                         ix.    William Callison, born Abt. 1755; married (1) Agness <Unknown>; married (2) Frances Allen 25 Jul 1817 in Adair Co., KY; born Abt. 1757 in Bedford Co., VA.

 

Notes for William Callison:

It is possible that Moses Callison is a son of William, and research continues.  He married Catharine Bonnett and had son Absolem Callison. Dottie Dell (White) Casler descends from this line.

 

William may be the father of William Callison, b c 1785, who married Miriam Chapman.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~markfreeman/calwill2.html

 

Notes for Agness <Unknown>:

Is this Agnes Beard?

 

                          x.    Dorothy Callison, born Abt. 1761.

                         xi.    Margaret Callison, born Abt. 1763 in Augusta Co., VA; married Thomas Mitchell 04 Apr 1786 in Bath Co., VA; born 15 Apr 1767 in Augusta Co., VA.

 

Notes for Margaret Callison:

Excerpts from Augusta Co. Va Chancery Drawers 188-258 by Sam Toler

Beard vs Mitchell. An inventory of James Mitchell dec'd by William Beard, John Braford, Jacob Bumbardner 12-30-1806 Exhibit a newspaper clipping 2-21-1823.  Defendants are Isabel, Dolly, Polly, William, Martha and Margaret Callison.  Children of Robert, Robert Beard and his children vis; James, Eliz, William, Nancy, Robert, Samuel, Dolly, Martha, Esther, Sarah and Joseph Beard. William, Eliz, David, Polly, James, Thomas, Sarah and John Mitchell, children of William deceased. Eliz, Isabell, Jane, William, James, Martha and Margaret, Children of Thomas Mitchell, David Mitchell, Martha McIlvaine, Ann White and Ellen Jamison not having made their appearance.

 

Notes for Thomas Mitchell:

See "The MITCHELL-DOAK Group," History, Biography, Genealogy, by Harry E. Mitchell, Capt. USA Ret'd. 1966.

 

 

      104.  <Unknown> Ellett, born Bef. 1730.

 

Notes for <Unknown> Ellett:

Thomas Ellett, William Ellett and Gilbert Ellett are all in earlier generation(s) to one Virginia Ellett family. Gilbert Ellett was mentioned in the 1705 will of Thomas Swann, father-in-law of one Cornelius Dabney (there were several, and one was the brother-in-law of one James Ellett). St. John's Parish of King William Co., VA is the most common location noted in records.

 

The following is quoted and paraphrased from F. Claiborne Johnson, Jr.'s "The Pinder / Ellett Families of Virginia and Georgia and Allied Families", 1988.

 

[Note: King William was created from a part of King and Queen County]

 

Gideon Macon received a patent of 425 acres in St. John's Parish, King & Queen County, April 25, 1701, for the transportation of 9 individuals including Gilbert "Elliott". Nugent, III, p.46 James Edwards received a patent for 854 acres in the same locality the same day for the transportation of 17 individuals, including James "Elliott." Nugent, III, p.48 George Slaughter received a patent for 200 acres in the same locality in October, 1701 for the transportation of four persons, including Richard Ellett. Nugent, III, p.50. A patent was also granted at the same time to one Thomas Ellett, consisting of 57 acres in Pamunkey Neck, "K&J Co." (King and Queen), Nugent III, p. 54.

In the spring of 1702, a patent was issued to one Matthew Fowler for 107 acres in Pamunkey Neck for the transportation of 3 people, including "Thomas Elliott and Mary Elliott". Nugent, III, p. 56. Whether this was the same Thomas and Mary who were claimed as headrights by Charles Oaks for his patent of 196 acres in St. John's Parish in King William County in 1712 is not clear. Nugent, III, p. 127. It seems likely they were the same. In all events, it is clear that Thomas and Mary Ellett were in King William County before the year 1700. While very few early King William County records have survived, ... [there is] a document dated 8 Jan. 1697/98, by which one Hannah Hewlett, widow, bound her son Martin Hewlett as an apprentice to Thomas and Mary Ellett. Ryland, Abstracts of King William Record Books, 1702-1795. And there is a 21 Jan. 1705/6 deed by which Thomas Ellett conveys to his son-in-law John White and Mary, his wife, 150 acres out of a tract Thomas Ellett purchased from Capt. Thomas Spencer. Ibid, p. 27. It is not clear whether this is the same Thomas Ellett who took the value of the estate of Charles Blancheveil in Henrico County in 1693. Weisiger, Colonial Wills of Henrico County, 1654-1737 (1977), p. 38.

 

(end of quotes from F. Claiborne Johnson, Jr.)

 

One Thomas Ellett was likely living by 1630-1646. In 1705 Thomas Ellett deeded land in King William County, to his daughter and son-in-law. In 1730 John White and Mary (Ellett) White were living in St. John's Parish, King William County.  John was deceased by 1743. Source: "Our Kin" by Mary Denham Ackerly and Lula Eastman Jeter Parker, p. 21; "History of Hart County," by John William Baker, p. 245; Family Puzzlers Issue 1996 Number 1463 pg.3

http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/w/o/l/Edgar-H-Wolf/

 

The same or another Thomas Ellett is mentioned here:

from: Old New Kent Co., The Planters, Plantations and Places in King William Co. St. John's Parish by Malcolm H. Harris pgs 793-4 Vol II

Thomas Ellett granted patent Oct 24, 1701 for 151 acres on Pamunkey Neck, King & Queen Co., lying between John's Creek and Acquinton Swamp. Land Patent Book #9, pg 416.

 

Memo: 5 generations

     

Children of <Unknown> Ellett are:

        52               i.    <Unknown> Ellett, born Bef. 1750 in poss. Hanover Co., VA or Prince WIlliam Co., VA; died in poss. Morgan Co., AL; married <Unknown> Bef. 1770.

                          ii.    John Ellett, born 07 Mar 1766; died 06 Jan 1834; married Frances King 'Fanny' Coleman 14 Oct 1802 in Hanover Co., VA; born Aft. 1770.

 

Notes for John Ellett:

Also listed as John Aylett.

 

 

      112.  James Graves, born Bef. 1730 in Culpeper Co., VA; died 1796 in Lincoln Co., GA.  He married 113. Mary Copeland 1750 in VA.

      113.  Mary Copeland, born Bef. 1732 in VA; died 1801 in Lincoln Co., GA.  She was the daughter of 226. Stephen Copeland.

 

Notes for James Graves:

James Graves is from the same county in VA, Culpeper Co., and his family moved to the same counties in GA and MS with members of another Graves family which is well documented.  Though no evidence exists to prove this relationship, DNA indicates the likelihood that he descends from Francis Graves b c 1630 or a close relative.  Francis is NOT related closely to Capt. Thomas Graves, as was previously believed.

http://www.gravesfa.org/charts.html#Beeley

 

James Graves had Revolutionary service from Georgia - the Battle of Kettle Creek.

 

His will:

In the name of God, Amen.  I James Graves of the State of Georgia and county of Lincoln being sick and weak in body but of a perfect mind and memory do make and ordain to be my last will and testament and first of all I will to my son Richard Graves one Shilling Sterling to be raised out of my Estate to him and his heirs forever.

Secondly, I will to my son William Graves one Shilling Sterling to be raised out of my estate to him and his heirs forever.

Thirdly, I will to my son John Graves one Shilling Sterling to be raised out of my estate to him and his heirs forever.

Fourthly, I will to my son Francis Graves two hundred acres of land lying below the big branch including the plantation he is now living on adjoining Matthews and Warren land.

Fifthly I will to my son Thomas Graves one hundred acres of land joining Ballard and Walker.

Sixthly I will to my daughter Mary Whitaker the bull and two cows she has already had and one cow more to be raised out of my estate to her and her heirs forever.

Seventhly, I will to my son Robert Graves the land I now live on after death of my wife to him and his heirs forever.

Lastly I will to my loving wife during her widowhood the land I now live on together with all the household furniture, plantation tools, stock of horses, cattle and hogs and at her decease what property remains to be equally divided between Sally Graves, my daughter and Susannah Graves my daughter.

And last of all I do constitute and ordain my loving wife my Executrix and my son Richard Graves Executor of this my last will and testament the land above mentioned to them and their heirs forever.

Given under my hand this 23rd May 1796

Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of Lott Warren & Sally Spinks

James Graves

(will recorded 10 Nov 1796)

 

Notes for Mary Copeland:

It has been suggested that Mary Copeland is called the wife of James Graves because her father's name was on a deed; and that James Grave's wife's name is not truly known.  The fact that no known child was named Stephen is another indication that this may not be her true surname.

     

Children of James Graves and Mary Copeland are:

                           i.    Richard Graves, born Abt. 1755 in VA; died 1829 in Copiah Co., MS; married (1) Mary Lawrence; born Aft. 1755; married (2) Olive Ellis 01 Jan 1816 in Marion Co., MS.

                          ii.    Robert Graves, born 1760 in VA; died 1819 in Amite Co., MS.

                         iii.    Thomas Graves, born 1762 in VA; died 1827 in Wilkinson Co., MS; married Anne Godley 1814 in Wilkinson Co., MS.

                         iv.    Francis Graves, born Bef. 1764 in VA; died Bef. 17 May 1839 in Amite Co., MS; married Rebeckah Spinks Abt. 1790 in Lincoln Co., GA; born Abt. 1773 in Lincoln Co., GA; died 1847.

 

Notes for Francis Graves:

One of the first dozen or so families of settlers of Amite Co., attaining property there in 1803.  The famous "Three Chopped Way" (three chop marks on trees marked the trail) passed through Francis' property near the Spanish Way station, Elysian Fields (later Centerville).  Francis was a legislator in the early annals of Mississippi. (from H. H. "Mickey" Forrester, Jr.)

 

John settled in Amite Co., MS first, and Francis went back for his family.  He had three children before land records show him in the county.  One was born before settlement, and two more by 1803.

 

He was the representative from Amite Co in 1823, 1825, & 1829.

 

Extracted from Amite Co. MS court records:

File 66, Zachariah Graves, desceased and minor heirs estate year 1841:

James J. Graves, a minor, Benjamin Graves was guardian of the minor heirs of Zachariah Graves, deceased, Alfred Graves, and Richard W. Graves.  Suit filed by James J. Graves, Rebecca Graves, widow and relict of Francis Graves, deceased and Martha Graves daughter of said Francis Graves late of Amite Co. issued the 9th of Dec 1839.  F.R. Z. Graves was a minor heir as Martha E. Graves listed in 1848 a minor heir of the deceased.  Francis R.Z. Graves were minors, Rebecca Graves a minor, Francis Graves a minor, Henrietta E. Graves a minor, Janot Caston guardian July Court 1845.  James J. Graves was the guardian of Martha Graves in April 1840, James J. Graves guardian of Martha and Rebecca Graves in Jan 1840.  In the Zachariah Graves file also a petition of Heland S. Graves of Amite Co. that his children Emily A. Graves and Heland S.T. Graves, infants under the age of 21 years are interested as heirs and distributees of the estate of Robert Pool, deceased late of the state of Texas.  He applies to be guardian to represent their interest in Robert Pool's deceased estate (no date), addressed to the Hon. Richard M. Neilson, Judge of Probate of Amite Co.  Listed as recorded Margaret and Rebecca Graves were attending the Clinton Female Seminary up to August 21, 1841.

 

Francis had seven sons before Martha.

 

                          v.    Mary Graves, born 1764 in VA; died Abt. 1815 in Wilkinson Co., MS; married (1) Samuel Whitaker 1778 in Wilkes Co., GA; born Abt. 1753 in Chester Co., PA; died Aft. 1778 in Rowan Co., NC; married (2) John Thompson 1809 in Amite Co., MS.

                         vi.    Sarah Graves, born 1765; married <Unknown> Reid in GA.

                        vii.    Susanna Graves, born 1768.

        56           viii.    John Graves, born 15 Oct 1770 in GA; died 21 Jan 1858 in Simpson Co., MS; married Sarah Warren 02 Sep 1791 in GA.

                         ix.    William W. Graves, born 1774 in GA; died Aft. 1850 in Covington Co., MS; married Nancy <Unknown>; born 1775 in VA.

 

 

      114.  Lott Warren, born 1750 in Henry Co., VA; died 16 Jun 1798 in Lincoln Co., GA.  He was the son of 228. Hackley Warren and 229. Sarah Shipp.  He married 115. Rebecca <Unknown> Bef. 1771 in Prob. SC.

      115.  Rebecca <Unknown>, born Abt. 1754 in SC; died in Covington Co., MS.

 

Notes for Lott Warren:

Lincoln Co., GA Wills and Misc. Records Book 13 1796-1808

In the name of god Amen I Lott Warren of the State of Georgia and county of Lincoln being weak of body but sound of mind & memory knowing that it is appointed of God for all men once to die do make constitute and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following

First I recommend my soul to God that gave it

Secondly I recommend my body to the grave to be buried in a decent Christin burial at the discretion of my Executors and trusting my worldly affairs

First my Will is that all my just debts be paid

Secondly I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Jane Carter one bed one cow & calf one sow & pigs, which she has already received whom I appoint executrix of this my last will and testament like wise give and bequeath unto my well beloved daughter Sarah Graves one Cow & calf one bed & one sow & pigs which portion she has already received and likewise I give and bequeath unto all the rest of my sons and daughters To wit, Hackley Warren, Joseph Warren, Mary Ellis, Reuben Warren, Hannah Warren, David Warren, Rebekah Warren, Elizabeth Warren viz one cow & calf, one bed, one sow & pigs.

Secondly it is my will that the remainder part of any property consisting of four hundred acres of land and two head of horses and fourteen head of cattle ... to the plantation utensils and household furniture be and remain in the posession of my beloved wife Rebekah Warren to dispose of among my children as she should think proper for the support and education of my little children also one negroe girl named Ann consider among the rest of my property all which is to remain in her possession in during her widowhood and at her marriage or at any other time no person is to have possession of said property without giving bond and sufficient security for his just performance of this ... until my youngest child comes of age at which time the balance of said property after each son or daughter received their part as above mentioned is to be divided equally among all my children or at her death and equal division of the remainder part of my property among all my children is to be made

Lastly I appoint my son in law Elisha Carter and Jane Carter his wife Executor & Executrix of this my last will and testament

In witness whereof I have set my hand & affixed my seal this sixteenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & ninety eight

(wit: Thomas Graves, Moses Matthews)     (s) Lott Warren

Georgia, Lincoln County: Personally appeared before me Wm. Harper register of probate for said county duly qualified saith that he saw Lott Warren late of this county deceased sign seal & acknowledge this ... to be his last will and testament and likewise said Moses Matthews sign his name as Witness thereto.  Sworn to before me this sixteenth day of June 1798  Thomas Graves

 

Notes for Rebecca <Unknown>:

Perhaps Rebecca Bussey.  The family of Charles Bussey & Mary Hayes was in Edgefield, SC at the right time period and that some of their children went into Lincoln Co., GA at the same time as Lott & Rebecca.  No evidence for either name known.  In the late 1800's John C. Wade of Copiah County wrote a letter to Isaac Newton Ellis detailing some of the Warrem family genealogy as he knew it.  His account has proven to be quite accurate based on records that we have found and he gave Rebecca's maiden name as Bussey.

 

Ardith Stone postulated a Rebecca Gordon surname because Rebecca Warren and family traveled with Mr. Gordon on their move to Mississippi.

     

Children of Lott Warren and Rebecca <Unknown> are:

                           i.    Hackley Warren, born Abt. 1771 in SC; died 1861 in Smith Co., MS; married Mary Graves 1819 in Covington Co., MS; born 1792 in GA; died in MS.

        57              ii.    Sarah Warren, born 10 Aug 1773 in SC; died 29 Aug 1858 in Simpson Co., MS; married John Graves 02 Sep 1791 in GA.

                         iii.    Jane Warren, born Abt. 1776 in SC; married Elisha Carter.

                         iv.    Mary Warren, born 25 Jul 1782 in Lincoln Co., GA; died Abt. 1840 in Copiah Co., MS; married George Marion Ellis 09 Apr 1798; born Abt. 1770 in VA; died 28 Sep 1834 in Copiah Co., MS.

                          v.    Joseph Lott Warren, born Abt. 1782 in GA; died 25 Aug 1840 in Copiah Co., MS; married Rebecca Atwell.

                         vi.    Reuben Warren, born Abt. 1785; died 17 Feb 1853; married Elizabeth Daves 29 Oct 1809 in Franklin Co., GA.

                        vii.    David H. Warren, born Abt. 1787.

                       viii.    Rebecca Warren, born Abt. 1789; married Marvel Stone 25 Dec 1811; born Abt. 1784; died Jul 1840 in Hinds Co., MS.

 

Notes for Marvel Stone:

Pauline Brandy comes from this line.

 

                         ix.    Hannah Warren, born Abt. 1791.

                          x.    Elizabeth Warren, born 1796 in GA; died May 1862; married James Miller 15 May 1811 in Amite Co., MS; born 1785 in GA; died 06 May 1856 in Covington Co., MS.

 

 

      116.  John Nesmith III, born Abt. 1720 in Black Mingo Creek near NeSmith, Williamsburg, SC; died Bef. 1750 in Nesmith, Williamsburg, SC.  He was the son of 232. John Nesmith II.  He married 117. Sarah Barr.

      117.  Sarah Barr, born Bef. 1728 in Poss. Ireland; died 21 May 1761 in Black Mingo, Williamsburg, SC.  She was the daughter of 234. Gavin Barr and 235. Margaret <Widow> Barr.

 

Notes for John Nesmith III:

John Nesmith III was dead before 1750, leaving sons John and Samuel.  His wife, Sarah Barr, remarried his brother Samuel Nesmith.

 

Said by some to be the son of James Nesmith and Issobel Broun of Edinburgh, Scotland.

     

Children of John Nesmith and Sarah Barr are:

                           i.    <Daughter> Nesmith, married John Barr.

                          ii.    Margaret Nesmith, born Abt. 1742; died 1832; married William Ferdon, Jr. 1768.

                         iii.    Samuel Nesmith, born Abt. 1746 in Nesmith, Williamsburg, SC; died 1817 in Williamsburg Co., SC; married (1) Elizabeth Drew; born Abt. 1770; married (2) Margaret Huddleston; born 1784.

 

Notes for Samuel Nesmith:

Rev. Soldier

 

        58             iv.    Maj. John Nesmith IV, born Abt. 1750 in Williamsburg Co., SC; died 27 Aug 1826 in Wilkinson Co., MS; married (1) Sarah <Unknown> Bef. 1774 in prob. Williamsburg Co., SC; married (2) Mary Margaret <Unknown> 03 Aug 1815 in Wilkinson Co., MS.

                          v.    Rev. James Nesmith, born 1759; died 1802; married Nancy Ann Young.

 

 

      120.  Abraham Pettypool, born Abt. 1730 in VA; died Bet. 1805 - 1809 in Prob.. Sumter Co., SC.  He was the son of 240. William Pettypool and 241. Frances Talley.

 

Notes for Abraham Pettypool:

Note: Abraham Pettypool's nephew, son of Ephraim, also called Abraham Pettypool, died in 1794 in Fairfield Co., SC.  One report says "It looks more like Abraham died in Abbeville Co., SC."

 

Records from Claremont Co., SC indicate: "Pettipool, Abraham, Snr.  Dec. 8, 1789  To grandson; Nazareth Pettypool  Deed gift; slave, Prince, age 10 or 11.  Wit; Thomas Odle Jnr. before John Horan J.P."

 

Thanks to : George's Genealogical Research Filing Cabinet (copied in its entirety with permission)

http://www.mindspring.com/~baumbach Oct 2000

 

Abraham was likely a son of William and Frances Pettypool. His birth can be estimated as occuring before 1734,since his son Abraham Jr of Camden District, South Carolina, was born in 1752. It is not known when Abraham Pettypool came to North Carolina. In 1757, he sold land in Beaufort County, North Carolina, on Hinson's Creek, north side of Tarr River, and later part of Pitt County, North Carolina (1) between Greenville and Tarborough.

 

1757 September 14. Abraham Pelypool to Isaac Little, for 100 acres, Hinson's Mill Swamp;  witnesses: Amos Atkinson, Jacob Little;

 

1790 January 25. Isaac Little Sr to Pleasant Little, 50 acres formerly Abraham Pettypool, adjoining John Moreing, Isaac Little, on Mill Swamp, north side of the main road; witnesses: Jacob Little, Caleb Griffith, Amos Evans

 

1797 February 11. Isaac Little and Micah Little, 64 acres for 68 pounds, formerly Abraham Pettypool toIsaac Little and by last will of Isaac Little to Isaac and Micah Little, north side of Tar River on Thoroughfare Swamp and north side of Mill Swamp, adjoining John Williams , Isaac Little, Mooring, Pleasant Little;

 

Abraham Pettypool Sr appeared closeby in c1757 in Johnston County, later Dobbs County, North Carolina along with Ephraim Pettypool. Neighbors were the Giddings, a family later associated with Abraham Pettypool's family in Sumter District, South Carolina (2).

      

Grantor             Grantee                     Index

Abraham Geddings    to   Abraham Pettypool    1757-1758

Abraham Pettypool   to     Denis McClendon      1765-1769

Ephraim Pettypool    to     William Bryant       1765-1769

Ephraim Pettypool     to    William Bryant       1765-1769

 

These deeds, and others, were also registered in Dobbs County when it was formed in 1758 from Johnston County (3):

 

Grantor                                           Grantee      Book   -   Page

Abraham Pettypool    to  Dennis McClendon     7 - 58

Charles Pettypool       to     Ephraim Pettypool    8 - 111

Abraham Pettypool     to  Ephraim Pettypool       8 -  361

Ephraim Pettypool    to       William Bryant       8 -   482

Ephraim Pettypool       to       William Bryant      8  -  518

Ephraim Pettypool   to   William Bryant         9  -   363

 

Grantee                                         Grantor             Book - Page

Abram Pettipool            from        Abram Giddings      5&