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Part IV


Ancestors of Hannah Small

Wife of Hezekiah Lamb






          Ancestor Charts,............................................................ page  2



          Small,............................................................................. page   3


                   Hollowell............................................................. page 10


                   Bundy.................................................................. page 10


                             Bogue......................................................... page 13


                                      Perisho............................................. page 16


                                      Phelps............................................... page 17

                                      Hannah Baskel Story...................... page 18

                                      Morris .............................................. page 22

                                              Symons .................................... page 26

                                      Pritchard, ......................................... page 27

                                      Culpeper........................................... page 28



          Bowen                 .......................................................... page 29

Ancestor Chart, Hannah Small

Wife of Hezekiah Lamb












John Small, Jr




Obediah Small Sr

  1644-aft 1702




     ca 1700-1778

Alice Hollowell



Obediah Small Jr-











Sarah Moore






ca 1701-aft 1802___










Joseph Small



Samuel Bundy, Sr











Gidean Bundy----

Ann Nicholson










Lydia Bundy-----








William Bogue 3





Miriam Bogue

    ca 1665-1720/1






Ellender Perisho


    Joshua Small---
















James Perisho 3





James Perisho 4





Joshua Perisho---


Sarah __ , d 1751___




   a 1710-1797





Clarissa Perisho






     1773-aft 1816___



John Morris





Aaron Morris







Mary Simons




Miriam Morris----














Benjamin Pritchard


   Hannah Small--



Mary Pritchard

    1674/84-bef 1744






Sarah Culpeper






   1689-- _________
















Levi Bowen-------

Joseph Bowen_____




Ephriam Bowen







Esther Ide---------

Timothy Ide









     Jane Bowen














James Hale





Hannah Hale------







Catherine Baird____







    In Early VA Immigrants (1623-1666) it is recorded that William Small, 18 years old, came to VA on the Assurance de lo: Isack Bromwell and Geo. Pewsee, M (Masters) on 24 July 1635. He was examined, along with others, by the Minister of the Town Gravesend “of their conformitie in our Religion,” the men having taken the oath of Allegiance and Supremacie, July 1635.


    James Savage, in his Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Boston 1860-1862, records that John Small was living in Salem, MA, in 1643, and that he had come as a servant of Edmund Batter, maltster, of Salisbury, Co. Wilt, England, in April 1635 in the James of London from Southampton, arriving at Boston 3 June. He became a proprietor in 1642. This same John Small had trouble in 1658 for being a Quaker but was permitted to go to Rhode Island in 1658.


    On 9 Feb 1663, John Lord and William Horton were granted 2500 acres of land in Westmoreland Co., VA, for transporting 59 persons, among them -Jno Small.


In 1666 John Pike was given 400 acres and Daniel Selby was given 600 acres of land in Mattapany for transporting certain persons into the colony, among them: John Small and Edward Small.

    It is not known at this time whether or not one of the above named Smalls was the immigrant ancestor of our Small family

    In 1927, Walter V Overman, who wrote The Overman Family  said this about his Small ancestors: “The Smalls are said to have come to America, about 290 years ago and are of Welsh descent and landed on Nantucket Island, 2 brothers of them. From there they went up into Maine about 290 years ago. Moved to MA. Later, about the year 1620, they or some of them entered Pennsylvania. Later a few of them went south into VA then into NC near the beginning of the 18th Century.” He did not give the source of his quote. This appears too obscure to be taken literally. An encyclopedia says that the first settlement in Pennsylvania, was a Swedish settlement in 1643. Perhaps the “290 years” should be 190 yrs.


Generation 4. John Small, Sr., is found in VA at least as early as 1683, where, on the 10th day of the 5th month, he, with others, witnessed a marriage and signed the marriage certificate. Also on the 17 day of the 2nd month 1688, he witnessed and signed the marriage certificate of Leaven Bufkin (Buskin) and Dorrithy Newby. Ann Small also witnessed the marriage and signed the certificate. We have no information as to whether she was his wife or daughter. We have no birth or death dated for John Small.


Chn: 1. Benjamin Small, born ca 1642; m 1 Dec 1699/1700 in Chuckatuck Meeting House, Nansemond Co., VA, Elizabeth Belson, born 31d, 6m, 1666, (d/o Edmund & Elizabeth Belson) widow/John Scott, (m/1682), & widow/Henry Hollowell (m/1693). She was a Quaker minister ca 11 years. She died on the 25d, 7m, 1717. He was a representative of 1st recorded meeting of  VA Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends, held in July 1702.

           Chn: 1. Mary Small, born 20 Jan 1702. in Hinshaw Vol VI, not in Southern Historical Association Publication where children are given

                   2. Amy Small, born 30d, 1m, 1702; in Southern Historical Association Publications. Hinshaw- she was born 22 Jan 170_. On 30 Dec 1723/4 she married William Denson, son of John Denson.

                   3. Hannah Small, b last day, 3m, 1704

    *2. John Small, Jr., born 16 Dec 1644, VA

       3. Matthew Small- On 15 Dec 1725 Francis Berry was bound apprentice to Matthew Small until he be of age. Said Small obliged himself to “learn” him the trade of a “taylor” and do reading and writing. The boy was 11 yrs old


Generation 3. John Small, Jr., son of John Small, Sr., was born 16 Dec 1644, in VA. He was married on 25d, 12m, 1688 to Alice Hollowell, who was born 16 Dec 1664, dau of Thomas and Alice Hollowell of Elizabeth River. (See Hollowell Family) Their marriage certificate: “John Small sonn of John Small of Nanzemond and Alice Hollowell, dau Alce Hollowell of Elizabeth River Co., did publish their marriage before a meeting of men and women friends in Mary Sanderses howse in Nanzemond on the 10 day of the 11th mo. last, and coming before the meeting the 2d time in Thomas Jordans howse in Chuckatuck, they did publish their marriage againe on the 14th of twelfe month and were married in his mothers howse on this 25th day of ye 12th month in ye yeare 1688. Signed: far John Small, mor Alce Hollowell, bros Jos. Hollowell, Henry Hollowell, Nathan Hollowell, John Hollowell, Benjamin Small, Anie Small, and Elizabeth Newby (There were others who signed.)”

    John Small was also a representative at the first recorded meeting of the VA Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends, which was held in July 1702.


Chn: 1. Joseph Small, On 18d, 8m, 1722, he married in public meeting in Nansemond Co., VA, Ann Owen, dau of Gilbert Owen of Nansemond Co., VA. The certificate of marriage was signed (with others) by Thomas Small, Benjamin Small Jr., Benjamin Small, Matt Small, John Small and Alice Small.



       2. Benjamin Small .On 7 March 1736/7 Benjamin and wife/1 Mary Small sold land. In 1750 he married Miriam Albertson; He died in 1751/2. Will dated 30d, 11m, 1751; proved in 1752 March Court, listing his wife, Miriam, and his children. Miriam married Joseph Stanton in Jan 1755 in Carteret Co., NC

           Chn: 1. Amos Small

                   2.  James Small  (Possible m to 136. Christian Bogue? (see Bogue family)

                   3. John Knite Small

                   4. Sarah Small, married Jessop

                   5. Benjamin Small Jr, a will in the June Court 1756 names father-in-law John Lovett, Benjamin and Jonas Small


       3. John Small (3) On Sep 1736 he procured a certificate at Perquimens Monthly Meeting, NC, to go to a monthly meeting in VA to marry, stating that he was at liberty to marry Rebeckah Moore. On 20 Sep 1736 he procured a certificate from Perquimens MM to move to Core Sound MM, Carteret Co., NC

           Chn: 1.  Rachel Small, On 14 May 1755; m Joshua (or Josiah) Perisho at Pasquotank MM, NC (See Perisho Family) She died ca 1762, or before

                        Chn: 1. Hannah Perisho, born 30 Apr 1756; died 2 Feb 1775 

                               2. Obediah Perisho


     *4. Obediah Small (1), born about 1700


Generation 2. Obediah Small (1), son of John Small and Alice Hollowell, was born about 1700 at Elizabeth River, Nancemond Co., VA. He was married about 1722 in Nansemond Co. to Sarah Moore, who was born about 1701. In the World Family Tree, Vol 3, # 5227. She was called Sarah Symons. His will was dated 15 Sep 1778 and was proved in Pasquotank Co., (Camden Co.), NC, in the Dec 1778 Court.

    Obediah’s will gave to Sarah, the estate she had when he married her, plus 1 large Iron Kettle, 1 Teakettle, and 5 stocks of bees; to his two sons Joshua and Nathan Small, 1 cow and calf; to daughter Elizabeth, a feather bed; to son John, 1 cow and calf; to son Obediah, 1 stock of bees; the remainder sold and divided between to six of his younger children. Executor, son Samuel.

    Questions: Since Obediah did not mention any land in his will, and did not list son Samuel, who was surely an adult, it seems likely that Samuel had already received his inheritance. Isaac was not mentioned, was he dead or had he already inherited? From the wording of the will, it seems that Sarah owned enough in her own right, to provide for herself, so it makes one wonder if she could have been married before. If that is so and if her age is correct then it would have been a marriage of very short duration, and probably not one that would give her much of an inheritance. And it does not seem reasonable to assume that the “6 younger children” are anything but the six youngest of the eight that appear on all lists of Obediah’s family. It would appear that Obediah had been farming her land. The birth order of the children is not certain. On record is “In 1802 (?) Sarah Small, relict of Obediah, married John Pike.” It does not seem reasonable that  this Sarah would be married again at the age of 100.


Chn: 1. Joshua Small

       2. Nathan Small

       3. Jesse Small    

      4. Elizabeth Small

       5. Isaac Small

       6. John Small?

     *7. Obediah Small (2), born 13 Sep 1732/7 ?

       8. Samuel Small


Generation 1.

Obediah Small and Lydia Bundy

 Obediah Small, the grandson of John Small, Jr. and Alice Hollowell. There is a difference of opinion about his parents. One source, Ruth Ladd, gives his father and mother as Obediah Small and Sarah Moore. Another which is supposed to be unpublished material by Hinshaw, says he is son of John Small and Rebecca Moore. The Webster-Perry Papers, says that he is son “either of one of the brothers.” This is a puzzle that may be solved by future genealogists.

    Obediah Small was born 13 Sep 1732/7 and according to the records of Perquimens MM, procured a certificate in 1755 to remove to Core Sound MM. In 1757 he received a certificate for removal to Pasquotank MM, having lived there 2 years. In Pasquotank Co., on 4 Aug 1757, he married Lydia Bundy, who was born 2 Oct 1740, dau of Gideon Bundy and Miriam Bogue. (See Bundy Family) She died 5 Dec 1780, in Pasquotank Co. One account concerning this family says that Obediah Small participated in the Revolutionary War, but has not been verified. He was married/219 Feb 1783, to an Elizabeth. He died about 5 July 1793. All of the children were born in Pasquotank Co. Walter V. Overman’s record states that it was Gideon who fell from a tree and broke his neck. At this writing I am inclined to think that he was right.


Chn:*A. Rachel Small, born 3 Oct 1759; died 19 Jan 1801, fall from tree; m 6 July 1780, Symons Creek, Ephraim Overman. (See Overman Family, where this is continued)

       B. Samuel Small, born 2 Jan 1761; m 27 June 1781, to Sarah Symons, dau/John Symons;      

           Chn: 1. William Small, born 19 March 1783

     *C. Benjamin Small, born 5 April 1762

    *D. Obediah Small (3), born 11 April 1764

       E. Jesse Small, b 31 March 1766; d 30 May 1766

     *F. Joseph Small, born 26 Nov 1767

      G. Miriam Small, born 18 Jan (May) 1769; died Nov 1770

    *H. Gideon Small, born 14 Nov 1771

        I. John Small, born 9 Dec 1774; died 1814; married out/faith, 24 Nov 1804

      *J. Jesse Small, born 25 Dec 1776


C. Benjamin Small


Benjamin Small, son of Obediah Small and Lydia Bundy, was born 5 April 1762, in Pasquotank Co., NC. He was married to Elizabeth Sawyer, daughter of Stephen and Mary Sawyer. They moved in 1807 from Mt. Pleasant MM, Grayson Co., VA, to West Branch MM, OH; later moved to White Water MM, Wayne Co., IN. Benjamin died 7 March 1826. Elizabeth was married again, 31 May 1827, Ridge MH, to Zebulon Overman, son of Isaac and Mary (Pike) Overman, brother of Ephraim (See Overman Family)


Chn: 1. Peninah Small, born 28 Oct 1792

       2. Abigail Small, born 25 July 1794

       3. Mary Small, born 7 Oct 1796

       4. Miriam Small, born 8 Oct 1798

       5. Aaron Small, b 28 July 1800; d 20 Aug  1821

       6. Abner Small, born 19 March 1802

       7. Jessie Small, born 27 Feb 1804

       8. Sarah Small, born 6 March 1807

       9. Ephraim Small, born 21 Oct 1809; ret to Fall Creek MM, OH, 18 July 1829


D. Obediah Small (3)


Obediah Small, son of Obediah Small and Lydia Bundy, was born 11 April 1764, Pasquotank Co., NC. He was married 21 Jan 1786 in Contentinea MM, NC, to Elizabeth Symons, born 5 April 1768, daughter of Thomas Symons and June Bundy. He died 15 July 1793. Elizabeth was then married 7 April 1805, Guilford Co., NC, to William Newby, who was born 30 Dec 1743, son of Samuel Newby and Elizabeth Sanders; they moved to IN where she died in 1841. She had four Newby sons, as well as the Small children.


Chn:   1. Lydia Small, born 8 Dec 1786

       2. Abraham Small, born 28 Aug 1788; m Delilah __, born 1785; disowned for marrying out of unity; listed in the 1820 IN census for Wayne Co., IN.

           Chn: 1. Anna Small

                   2. Polly Small, born 11 Nov 1811; married Nathan Small, born 1807, son of Gideon Small and Lydia Bundy (See below)

                   3. Abraham Small

                   4. Delilah Small

                   5. Rosecross Small

       3. Josiah Small, born 18 Oct 1790; 1813 moved from Back Creek MM, NC, to White Water MM, Wayne Co., IN; married 3 Jan 1816 Jane Moore

       4. Anna Small, born 27 July 1792 

       5. Jeane (Jane) Small, born 28 Dec 1793






F. Joseph Small and Clarkey Perisho


Joseph Small, son of Obediah Small (2) and Lydia Bundy, was born 26 Nov 1767, in Pasquotank Co., NC. He was  married/1  to Meley Cartwright. On 16 March 1793, he was married to Clarkey (Clarissa) Perisho, who was born 28 Feb 1773, Pasquotank Co., daughter of Joshua Perisho and Miriam Morris (See Perisho and Morris Family)

    On 30 Jan 1796, they requested a certificate from Back Creek Monthly Meeting. In 1806, they moved to Miami Monthly Meeting, OH; and later to Fall Creek Monthly Meeting, OH. On 28 Aug 1814, at Salt Creek, Highland Co., OH, Joseph was drowned while crossing a stream with horses. They became tangled in their harness and he lost his life while trying to rescue them. In 1816, with the exception of the two older daughters, the family moved to New Garden MM., IN. Clarkey died in IN.


Chn: 1. Rachel Small, born 14 Sept 1794; died 9 July 1855; married Samuel Guyer

    *2. Joshua Small, born 5 March 1797, Back Creek, NC

       3. Anna Small, born 7 March (May) 1799; m Seth Burson; died 31 Jan 1874

       4.  Joseph Small (twin), born 11 March 1804; died 9mo old, drowned 

       5. Clarkey Small (twin), born 11 March 1804; died 15mo old

     *6. Rebecca Small (twin), born 20 May 1808

       7.  Elizabeth Small (twin), born 20 May 1808; married/1 22 Aug 1827 to Daniel Jones; m/2 Bailey Pearson; died 1898

           Chn: 1. Reuben Jones

                   2. Mary Jones, born 1836; married/1 George Overman, son of Ephraim Overman and Miriam Draper (Overman Fam-Part VIII)

         *8. Jesse Small, born 25 Dec 1809, Highland Co., OH

        *9. Reuben Small, born 5 April 1812, Highland Co., OH


F-2. Joshua Small and Jane Bowen


Joshua Small, son of Joseph Small and Clarkey Perisho, was born 5 March 1797, at Back Creek, NC. He was married the 8th or 11th Nov 1819. to Jane Bowen, who was born 27 Sep 1803, in Green Co., OH, dau of Ephraim Bowen and Hannah Hale. (See Bowen Family)


Jane’s obituary states that she died of consumption 29 Nov 1858, in Greenvale, Dallas Co., IO. “The deceased was for many years a resident of this county, where she was highly esteemed for her many good qualities of mind and heart. As a wife she was constant, dutiful and companionable. As a mother she was kind and affectionate. Devoted in all her relations in life, she was no less so as a friend and Christian. There was no affection of sympathy for the sick or distressed, but a real fellow feeling which evinced itself in acts for their relief. The writer of this, from an intimate acquaintance can attest to her amiable disposition and exemplary character. She was, in every respect, a model for her sex, and shared in a large degree the love and confidence of her numerous acquaintances. As a Christian and philanthropist, she was active and hopeful. There was always an air of cheerful resignation about her that inspired her friends with sentiments of the highest respect. We feel that it is difficult to speak of her in all these qualities - which were peculiarly hers - in language adequate to her worth. She was truly one to remember and imitate in all the duties of life; and we have thus endeavored to record her excellence with feelings of admiration for the same; and no doubt her numerous friends everywhere, will read them with the same pleasurable recollections.


Joshua died 23 April 1861, in Jonesboro, Grant Co., IN. Two of the sons lived in KS in 1868


Chn:*1. Hannah Small, born 5 Aug 1820, probably in Randolph Co., IN. She was married to Hezekiah Lamb, son of John Lamb and Lydia Mendenhall. (A full account of their descendants is given in Part I.)


2.    James Bowen Small, born 18 Feb 1822, IN. He was married 3 March 1842, to F-636. Matilda Beauchamp, dau of Hannah Lamb and Russell Beauchamp (See Lamb Family, -Part II, and Beauchamp Family-Pt VIII)


3.                Rachel Small, born 8 Feb 1824 in Newport, IN; married 17 Dec 1840 to Wilson Beauchamp, who died before 1868.


       4. Elizabeth Small, b 13 Dec 1825; d Oct 1829; bur Mississinewa Cemetery, Marion, IN

5.                Sussannah Small, b 15 Nov 1827; d 29 Nov 1827, bur Arba, Randolph Co., IN


       6. Rebecca Small, born 13 Dec 1828; m/1 William Davis; m/2 Dr. Robert Morgan; res Spartanburg, IN, in 1868

           Chn: 1.  Julia Morgan, married John Hill, salesman; res Arba, IN, in 1868


     *7. Reuben Otto Small, Sr. born 8 Dec 1830

       8. Jesse John Small, born 13 Aug 1832, of Spartanburg, IN

     *9. Jane Small, born 26 Jan 1833

     10. F. Clarkey Small, dau, born 26 Jan 1836; died April 1836; buried Mississinawa Cemetery, Marion, IN

   *11. Bowen Hale Small, born 11 Dec 1837

     12. John Small.   

           Chn: 1. Eva Small,

                   2. Lizzie Small

     13.  Mary Ann Small, married __ Beam, res Merier Co., OH in 1868;  

           Chn: 1. Ross Beam,  

                   2. Charlie Beam,

                   3. Fred Beam,  

                   4. Rowena Beam, 

                   5. Lou Beam,  

     14. Angeline Small, married ___ Webb

           Chn: 1. Joshua Webb,

                   2. William Webb,

                   3. Mary Webb, m ___ IN 

     15. Albert Small 

           Chn: 1. Alta Small,  

                   2. George Small, 

                   3. Ernest Small

                   4. Nathan Small,  

                   5. Robert Small

     16. Joshua Small (There was a Joshua Small, who was married 30 March 1859, in Dallas Co, IO, to Sarah Lamb.)


F-6. Rebeccah Small


Rebeccah Small, dau of Joseph Small and Clarkey Perisho, was born 20 May 1808, Highland Co., OH, died 1888, and married 25 Jan 1826, to Aaron Mills.


Chn: 1. Sarah Mills, born 7 Oct 1826

       2. Jesse Mills, b 23 Feb 1828; died 25 Aug 1849

       3. Anna Mills, b 23 June 1829; d 28 March 1830

       4. Lydia R Mills, born 28 March 1831

     *5. Joel Mills, born 6 Jan 1833

       6. Reuben Mills, born 24 Oct 1837

       7. John Mills, born 8 Feb 1839

       8. Ely Mills, b 19 Aug 1841; d 16 March 1842

     *9. Nathan Mills, born 18 April 1843

     10. George Mills, born 3 March 1848


F-8. Jesse Small


Jesse Small, son of Joseph Small and Clarkey Perisho, was born 25 Dec 1809, Highland Co., OH. He was married 15 Dec 1836, Deer Creek MM, IN, to Millicent Ratliff, who was born 7 Feb 1818, in Wayne Co., IN, daughter of Joseph Ratliff and Sarah Shugart. (See Ratliff Family) Jesse taught school in Randolph Co., IN. They moved to Grant Co., IN, where Millicent was appointed an elder on 12 March 1851. She died on 9 Jan 1879. On 24 Aug 1800, Jesse married Jemima Cain who died 15 Aug 1885. Jesse became very hard of hearing and was killed at the Pennsylvania Railroad crossing at Washington Street in Marion, IN, on 21 June 1884,  bur IOOF Cemetery.


Chn:*1. Joseph Small, born 19 Oct 1838

       2. William Small, born 6 June 1841; died 1919; m 13 Sept 1865 Hulda Canaday

       3. Mary R. Small, born 5 Feb 1844, married 24 April 1867, Marion MM to Isaac Elliott, Jr., (See Elliott Family - Part VIII)

       4. Anna J. Small, b 5 Feb 1846; died 3 Oct 1855

                    5. Isaac E. Small, born 29 April 1849; died 1941; married 9 Oct 1872, to Sarah Elizabeth Kerlin   Chn: 1. Albert Small

       6. Cornelius Small, born 18 May 1851; died 1935; m 7 March 1878, Maria Presnell

       7. Silas O. Small, born 1853; died 1875

     *8. Sarah Jane Small, born 1 Aug 1856; married David Thomas, See Part II, G-25,122.

F-9. Reuben Small


Reuben Small, son of Joseph Small and Clarkey Perisho, was born 5 April 1812, in Highland Co., OH. A miller, he was married 25 March 1835, Marion MM, Grant Co., IN, to Elizabeth Shugart, who was born 11 Oct 1817, dau of John Shugart and Sarah Ratliff. The children were all born in Grant Co.


Chn: 1. Enoch P. Small, born 27 March 1836; m 27 March 1858, to Mary Coleman

       2. Noah Small, born 21 Feb 1838; married 19 Nov 1863 to Elvira Jay

       3. Anna Jane Small, b 10 Sep 1840; d 1911; m 30 Sep 1860 to Sylvester R. Fankboner.

       4. Rachel Small, born 1843; died 1861

       5. David Small, age 4,  1860 Grant Co. Census

       6. Sarah Small, age 1, on 1860 Grant Co. Census

       7. Clarkey Small, born 1860; died 1861

       8. Rebecca Small, born 1862; died 1862


F-27. Reuben Otto Small, Sr.


Reuben Otto Small, Sr., son of Joshua Small and Jane Bowen, was born 8 Dec 1830. He married in 1854/5 to Melissa Jane Davis, who was born 31 March 1830, Fayette Co., OH, dau of Amos Davis and Mahala ___.

The Davis family is found in the Census 1850, Grant Co., Ind. Joseph Davis, born 1770 (?), in New Jersey, father of Amos Davis, born ca 1781(?), in VA. Mahalia ____, born 1792, in VA. Her maiden name may have been Burson, and she may have been married previously to Elisha Overman

Chn: 1. Zipara Davis, born 1828, in OH

        2. Melissa Jane Davis, age given as 17 in 1850, born in OH

       3. Henry Davis, age 13, born in OH

Reuben lived in Anthony, KS, where he had two families. He had a house in town where Melissa and her children lived. He also had a farm, where a woman named Charlotte Beachim (Beauchamp?), lived with their daughter. His son, James, may or may not, be by the same mother.


Chn: 1. Albert D Small, 

           Chn: 1. Ernest Small  

                   2. George Small  

                   3. Elmer Small  

                   4. Alta Small 

                   5. Raymond Small

                   6. Chester Small

                   7. Ruth Small 

                   8. Benjamin Small

                   9. Nathan Small

     *2. Henry Bowen Small, born 18 Sep 1856 married “N” Hannah Naomi Lamb, (See Family Group “N”, Part I)

       3. Amos Wilson Small, b 7 Mar 1859; graduated Jacksonville College 1882 high honors, class mate, close friend of William Jennings Bryan and wife; surveyor, died of typhoid 18 Nov 1885, Ford, Kans, where he was in a land and law office; bur Spring Grove Cem, Anthony, KS; unm

       4.  Reuben Otto Small, Jr., born 29 Dec 1868; died 17 Nov 1904; buried Spring Grove Cemetery, Anthony, KS, married Harriet M. ___,  born 3 June 1874; died 5 Oct 1947

           Chn: 1. Amos Small 

                   2. Thelma Small 

                   3. Donavan Small

m/2 5. Eileen Small 

       6. James H. Small


F-29. Jane Small


Jane Small, dau of Joseph Small and Clarkey Perisho, was born 13 Dec 1833, in IN. She was married to ___Tharp.


Chn: 1. Angeline Tharp, m ___Darby

       2. Josephine Tharp, m ___ Ditmar

       3. Madison Tharp

       4. Elnora Tharp, m ___ Patton

       5. Thomas Tharp

       6. Otto Tharp


F-2(11). Bowen Hale Small


Bowen Hale Small, son of Joshua Small and Clarkey Perisho, was born 11 Dec 1837, in IN. He was married to Edith Van Horn, who died before 1868.


Chn: 1. Datie Small 

       2. Belle Small, married ___Ford

       3. Beaty Small

       4. Dora Small, married ___ Vigus

       5. Luella Small, m --- Campbell 

       6. Ross Small

       7. Macey Small 

       8. infant


F-65. Joel Mills


Joel Mills, son of Rebeccah Small and Aaron Mills, was born 6 Jan 1833. He was married 10 Nov 1855 to Cynthia Beard, born 9 May 1840.


Chn: 1. Caroline E Mills, born 27 Oct 1856

       2. George William Mills, born 24 March 1859; m Mary Meridith, b 23 April 1859

       3. Cassius Mills, born 24 Sep 1861

       4. Martin S. Mills, born 21 April 1864

       5. Rosa Alma Mills, born 31 Dec 1867

       6. Eva Nora Mills, born 21 Feb 1874


F-69. Nathan Mills


Nathan Mills, son of Rebeccah Small and Aaron Mills, was born 18 April 1843. He was married 18 Oct 1866, to Louisa Beard, who was born 7 Sep 1845.


Chn: 1. Oliver P. Mills, born 5 Feb 1871

       2. Florence V. Mills, born 6 June 1874

       3. Eva E. Mills, born 26 Dec 1876


F-81. Joseph Small


Joseph Small, son of Jesse Small and Millicent Ratliff, was born 19 Oct 1838, in Grant Co., IN; He was married 25 Sep 1861, in Grant Co., IN, to Sarah Ann Overman, who was born 1842, in Grant Co., daughter of Joel Overman and Mary Smith (See Overman Family) Joseph died 10 Dec 1906. Sarah res 1927 at Marian, IN


Chn: 1. Otto Small, born 28 Dec 1862; died 21 Feb 1924; married 15 April 1886 to Rose Ward, born 13 March 1864

           Chn: 1. Edna May Small, born 28 Nov 1887

                   2. Martha Ann Small, born 6 July 1895

       2. Viola Small, born 22 May 1864; died 1951

       3. Luella Small, born 3 Aug 1867; died 1953; married Charles Wade

       4. Mary Small, born 13 Sep 1869; died 1947; married Edward Leaply

       5. Millie Small, born 30 June 1872; died 1969; married Asa N. Wimpy


H. Gideon Small

Gideon Small, son of Obediah Small (2) and Lydia Bundy, was born 14 Nov 1771, in Pasquotank Co., NC. He was married 30 Sep 1793, Westfield Monthly Meeting, to Sarah Griffin, who was born 10 Oct 1773, dau of James Griffin and Hannah Kenyon; They moved 25 March 1797 to Westfield MM, NC; then to Mt. Pleasant MM, Grayson Co., VA; 14 Aug 1806 to Miami MM; then to Fall Creek MM, Highland Co., OH, where he died 4 March 1811 and was buried.

Except for her sons, Obediah and Samuel, Sarah and the children moved to White Water MM, Wayne Co., IN on 23 Sep 1815. She was married 4 April 1821 to Valentine Pegg, born 19 April 1744, son of William and Margaret Pegg. He died 1 July 1822. This was Valentine Pegg’s 3rd marriage (m/2 Mary Mills, widow of Thomas Cook) Sarah then moved to Milford MM, IN in 1830; at the time of the 1850 Census she was living with her son, Nathan Small, in Grant Co., IN. She died 18 Aug, age 80; buried in IOOF Cemetery, Marion, IN.


Chn: 1. Obediah Small (4), born 13 Oct 1794, NC; m Isabel Moore, born 13 March 1787, NC, dau of Thomas Moore and Abigail Anderson. He died 1 Aug  1851; she died 7 Nov 1854

           Chn: 1. Mary Small  

                   2. Ruth Small

                   3. Sarah Small


       2. Jonathan Small, born 12 Aug  1796; died Arba, IN, 12 Aug  1824; married 2 Oct 1816, White Water MM, IN, Miriam Bundy (born 10 Jan 1794, died aft 1852); dau Josiah Bundy and Miriam Perisho

              Chn: 1. Elihu Small, married 23 Nov 1842, Marion MM, Rachel Thomas

                   2. Sarah Small, born 11 May 1819; married 24 March 1852, Marion MM, Stephen Overman (See Overman Fam, Part VIII)


       3. Amos Small, b 10 Aug 1798; m 1 Jan 1822, Rachel Hiatt (Harris), born 8 April 1804, in NC, dau of Isaac Hiatt and Hannah Sulgrove

           Chn: 1. Isaac A Small 

                   2. Sarah Small

                   3. Jabez Small 

                   4. Nathan Small

                   5. Mary Small 

                   6. Melinda Small  

                   7. Hannah Small 

                   8. Eli Small  

                   9. Edith Small

                 10. Lemuel Small

                 11. Samuel Small


       4. Samuel Small, born 2 March 1800; died 7 Aug 1868; m Abigail Stafford, born 20 March 1799, died 30 Aug 1867, d/o Samuel Stafford and Abigail Cosand


     *5. Ann Small, born 27 April 1802, died 18 March 1843; married 10 Sep 1817 to William Moore (See Moore Family Part II)


       6. Ruth Small, born 18 Sept 1804, Grayson Co., VA; m 16 Nov 1826 William Cook, born 20 June 1803, son of Joseph Cook and Lydia Wickersham.

              Chn: 1. Sarah Cook

                   2. Charity Cook

                   3. Joseph Cook 

                   4. Jacob Cook

                   5. Hannah Cook

                   6. Jonathan Cook   

                   7. Thomas Cook 

                   8. Nathan Cook


       7. Nathan Small, born 19 Jan 1807, Highland Co., OH; died 2 Nov 1896; m Polly Small, born 11 Nov 1811, died 2 Nov 1871; d/o Abraham and Delilah Small 

              Chn: 1. Samuel Small

                   2. Martha Small

                   3. Sarah Small 

                   4. Annah Small

                   5. Louisa Small 

                   6. Wesley Small

                   7. Aaron Small


       8. Sarah Small, born about 1818, in OH.


J. Jesse Small


Jesse Small, son of Obediah Small (2) and Lydia Bundy, was born 25 Dec 1776, in Pasquotank Co., NC. He was married 25 Nov 1813 at Fall Creek, OH, to Elizabeth Draper, daughter of Joseph Draper.


Chn: *1. Joseph Small, b 21 March 1815; m J-89. Rhoda Pearson, d/o Nathaniel Pearson and Hulda Lamb (See Lamb Fam Part II)

       2. Rachel Small, b 18 Dec 1816; m Levi Willits

     *3. Benjamin Charles Small, born 18 Sep 1818

       4. Miriam Small, b 2 June 1821; m 12 May 1843 Wm Beauchamp, s/o Henry Smith Beauchamp  

       5. Lydia Small, born 12 Nov 1824; married 26 Oct 1843, Miles Beauchamp

           Chn: 1. Martin Beauchamp 

       6. Josiah Small, born 9 Feb 1827; married Nancy Jane Boxell

           Chn: 1. Aaron Small, born 29 Jan 1851; m Nancy Jane ___?, born 20 Jan 1852

                        Chn: 1. Bert Small, b 21 July 1876

       7. Keziah Small, b 3 March 1829; m John Jessup

       8. Elizabeth Small, born 13 Oct 1831

       9. Jesse Small, born 2 Nov 1834

       8. Obediah Small, ?

       9. Aaron Small, ?

     10. Jesse H. W. Small, ?


J-3. Benjamin Charles Small


Benjamin Charles Small, son of Jesse Small and Elizabeth Draper, was born 18 Sep 1818. He was married 25 April 1840, to Hannah Addington, daughter of Thomas Addington and Mary Smith. He was married/2 to Zilpha Pearson.


Chn: 1. William H. Small

       2. Jesse Small

     *3. Reuben Overton Small, born 8 Jan 1844, Miami Co., IN

       4. Mary Ann Knight, foster daughter


J-33. Reuben Overton Small


Reuben Overton Small, son of Benjamin Charles Small and Hannah Addinton, was born 8 Jan 1844, in Miami Co., IN. He was married 26 June 1867, to Ruth Slyter, who was born 18 June 1846, daughter of Chalkley Slyter and Mary Ann Poff.


Chn: 1. Benjamin Chalkley Small

       2. Hannah Mary Small

       3. Jesse R. Small

       4. James Edward Small

       5. John Franklin Small

       6. Gilbertha Small

       7. Lydia Alice Small

       8. William Miles Small

       9. Charles Henry Small

      10. Reuben O. Small

     11. Robert E. Small

     12.  son (twin) stillborn, 14 Oct 1887, Sterling or Hutchinson, KS

   *13. George Washington Small (tw), b 14 Oct 1887 

     14. Frederick Leslie Small (adopted)


J-33(13). George Washington Small


George Washington Small, son of Reuben Overton Small and Ruth Slyter, a twin, was born 14 Oct 1887, in either Sterling or Hutchinson, KS. He was married 5 May 1909 in McMinnville, Oregon to Lorna Bell Shippy, who was born 19 May 1890, in Hecla, Brown Co., South Dakota, daughter of Lester John Shippy and Peggie Bell.


Chn: 1. Ethel May Small

       2. Mable Faye Small

       3. Ruby Ermyntrude Small

     *4. Wauneta Belle Small, born 26 Sep 1922, Elk City, Oregon

       5. Bertie Arlene Small


J-33(13)4. Wauneta Belle Small


Wauneta Belle Small, daughter of George Washington Small and Lora Bell Shippy, was born 26 Sep 1922, Elk City, Oregon. She was married 31 Dec 1940, in Vancouver, Washington, to Harlan Kenneth Zimmerman, who was born 10 Jan 1920, in Hershey, NE, son of Maurice Leslie Zimmerman and Bessie Nina Barnett.


Chn: 1. Gary Dean Zimmerman

       2. Lois Jean Zimmerman

       3. Byron Keith Zimmerman

       4. Peggie Elaine Zimmerman

       5. Ellen Eilene Zimmerman, born 16 Aug 1949, Corvallis, Benton Co., Oregon; m 20 April 1968, Bellfountain, Oregon to Lloyd Harry Lee, div 1979; m/2 15 Dec 1979, Philomath, Oregon, to Dietrich William Herman Schultz 

       6. Billie Kaye Zimmerman

       7. Lyle Benjamin Zimmerman (nephew)

       8. Kelly Sue Zimmerman





The Overman Family,  by Walter V. Overman 1927,

Seattle Public Library

One Ladd’s Family   by Ruth Cline Ladd, 1974

Encyclopedia of American Quaker  Genealogies, 

Hinshaw, Vol.1,3,5,6,7

Virginia’s Eastern Shore, Vol.2 Whitelaw ,

Virginia Historical Society


Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers

of New England    by Savage

NC Genealogical and Historical Register,  Vols 1,2,3

Southern Historical Assn. Publications,   Vol 6,7

History of Randolph Co., The Bowen Family, \Greensfork


 Desc. of Edward Small and Allied Families,

by Lora Altine Woodbury Underhill

Hist. of “Hampton and Elizabeth City Co. VA,   by Tyler

Hiatt Gen. and Fam. History (1699-1949)

Abstract of Wills, NC, (1690-1760)   by J. Bryan Grimes


Cavaliers and Pioneers, VA Land Patents and Grants,

(1623-1800)” Nell Nuget

Pioneers of MA,”  Charles Henry Pope, Boston(1900)

Directory of Ancestral Heads of New England

Families (1620-1700)”

Wills, Administrations, Guardianships and Adoptions,

Highland Co.,OH

Webster Parry Collection of Quaker Families        ed. Joseph

Wills, Pasquotank Co., NC, 1752-1798,”

Camden Co. Hist. Society

Ellen E. Schultz, 343 Jeffery Place, Philomath, OR (1990)


The Hollowell Family

The Hollowell family, which has a family crest and Coat of Arms, has been recorded in England since before the Conquest of Normandy in the year 1066, and is found in the “Domesday Book,” “Hangman’s Roll,” and “The Rolls of the Hundreds,” which were Norman census books for tax purposes. The name was originally “Holy-well” in Sussex, a place name. It is now found as Halliwell, Hallawell, Hallewell, Hallowell, Holliwell, Hollowell, and Holloway.


Generation 3. Our earliest known ancestor of the English family was John Hollowell, who was born about 1560, and died 15 Sep 1601. He was married about 1582, to Isabel ___, who died in 1627/8. They were the parents of William Hollowell.


Generation 2. William Hollowell was born 27 Jan 1592, and died in 1645. He was married about 1622. We do not know his wife’s name. He was the father of Thomas, our immigrant ancestor.


1. Thomas Hollowell, Sr.


Thomas Hollowell, was born 4 Feb 1625, in Lancashire, England. He was married about 1647, to Alice _. In April 1649, Stephen Gill took Thomas, Alice, and their two children to VA, where they were granted three patents for 650 acres of land on the west side of the Western Branch of Elizabeth River. He was known as Thomas Hollowell of Elizabeth River.

    When the Society of Friends came into VA in 1656, the family left the Church of England and became members of the Society. Both Thomas and Alice were ministers in the Quaker faith, and were active members of the Chuckatuck Monthly Meeting.

    He died 25 March 1687, and his will was proved in court, 17 May 1687, in Lower Norfolk Co., Colony of VA. It is now on file at the new Chesapeake Civic Center, in Great Bridge, VA. (Book 5, file 22, Norfolk Co.) Alice died 19 Nov 1700 in VA.


Chn: 1. Sarah Hollowell, born in England, 1 Nov 1647; married ___ Howard

       2. Thomas Hollowell, Jr., born in England; 22 Jan 1649; m/1 Elizabeth; m/2 Sarah; Thomas died 1693; Sarah died 1717

           Chn: 1. Mary Hollowell

                   2. Thomas Hollowell (3)

                   3. John Hollowell

                   4. William Hollowell

                   5. Elizabeth Hollowell

                   6. Katrin Hollowell  

                   7. Luke Hollowell

       3.  Henry Hollowell, b 18d 8m 1652 in VA m/1 7d 8m 1680 Elizabeth Cotching of Nansemond Co. VA ; m/2 20d 2m 1693 to Elizabeth Scott, (b 31d 6m 1666, d/o Edmund and Elizabeth Belson; widow of John Scott) Henry died ca 1700; Elizabeth m/3 Benjamin Small (See Small Fam)

           Chn: 1. Mary Hollowell, born 30d 1m 1702

                          2. Hannah Hollowell, b last day, 3m 1704

                   3. Amy Hollowell, born 22d 1m 17__

       4. John Hollowell, born 22d 4m 1655; died 10d 3m 1671

       5. Joseph Hollowell, born 15d 6m 1657; died ca 1705, will proved Oct 1705; married Brace Courtney; no chn

       6. Benjamin Hollowell, Sr., born 28d 12m 1659; died ca 1704 when an inventory was taken of his estate; m Elinor ___

           Chn: 1. Benjamin Hollowell Jr.; married Bridget; died 1734

     *7. Elizabeth Hollowell, born 9d 7m 1662, Lower MM, Nancemond Co., VA; m 13d 10m 1687 to Nathan Newby, s/o William & Isabell Newby (See Newby Family)

     *8. Alice (Alise) Hollowell (2) born 16d 12m 1664 Lower MM, Nancemond Co., VA. She was married 25d 12m 1688 to John Small, son of John Small (See Small Family) known as Alice of Elizabeth River.

       9. Edmond Hollowell, born 15d 7m 1667; Unm; died 15d 2m 1687

     10. John Hollowell (2), born 5d 9m 1672; married 1693 Norfolk Co., to Elizabeth __, who was born 10d 12m 1675

               Chn:  1. Thomas Hollowell

                          2.   John Hollowell (3) born 1696; m/1 21d 11m 1720 to Ann Henley, widow of William Newby; m/2 1727, Norfolk Co., VA, to Sarah ___. he died 1752, had 2 sons, 3 daus

                          3. Elizabeth Hollowell

                          4. Edmond Hollowell




The Hollowells,   by Lucy Elliott Hollowell, 1969

Encyclopedia Of American Quaker Genealogies   V,4 .


One Ladd’s Family    By Ruth Cline Ladd

Southern Historical Assn. Publications,  Vol 6, p 555



The Bundy Family

William Bundy (1)


William Bundy (1), was born about 1630/40 in England. He was married by 1662, probably in Rhode Island. He and his wife, Elizabeth, who was born about 1640 in England or Rhode Island, are found in the Perquimens Precinct, Albemarle Co., NC. Elizabeth died 4 March 1676, in Pasquotank Co., NC, shortly after the birth of her youngest child, Samuel. William was married/2 in the home of his bride, 15th, 10th mo, 1683, to Mary Scott, born 1649/50, the widow of John Pearse (Pierce), who had died in 1682, and dau of Joseph (1650-1682) and Mary Scott. She had a brother, Caleb Scott. William died 27 March 1692. His widow, Mary, was married again, 30 June 1692, to Nicholas Simons. Mary died 22d 3m 1724.


Chn: A. Mary Bundy (1), married 7 June 1685 Timothy Clare, (See Clare Fam)

     *B. Caleb Bundy

       C. Hannah Bundy, married 1692 John Lawrence, born 14 March 1667, son of William Lawrence and Rachel Welch

      D. William Bundy, died unmarried, owned 130 acres of land.

     *E. Samuel Bundy, Sr., b 4 Feb 1676/7 

m/2  F. Sarah Bundy (1) born 23 Jan 1685; married Francis Pettitt of Chowan Co., NC; dismissed 11 Feb 1711 for marrying out of unity


B. Caleb Bundy (1)


Caleb Bundy (1) son of William and Elizabeth Bundy, was born about 1667., in Pasquotank Co., NC. He was married 24 July 1690 to Jane Maners (Jean Marres), born about 1669, daughter of Perigrene Marres of Albemarle Co., NC. Caleb was a member of the Legislature, or House of Burgesses as early as 1700-9. In the middle 1690’s the Rent Roll of Albemarle, listed him as owning 175 acres. They were at Pasquotank Monthly Meeting, where she died 23 Nov 1719, and he died 1 March 1721. His will was dated 25d 2m 1721, and proved 19 Feb 1721/2. His 3 youngest children died at about the same time. 


Chn: 1.  John Bundy, died 22 Feb 1731; married 16 May 1716, Elizabeth Keaton, d 17 March 1731 d/o Henry Keaton, (Keaton Family, Part VIII)

       2. Benjamin Bundy, died 13 Aug 1723

       3. Samuel Bundy (3), born 1701, died Oct 1750; sole heir of his father’s land; married 8m 4d 1731, in Perquimens MM to Jane Moore, died 4 Aug 1742, dau/William Moore and Elizabeth MacBride (See Moore Family, Pt VIII)

           Chn: 1. Mary Bundy (3), born 24 April 1732

                   2. Sarah Bundy, born 5 May 1736

       3. Caleb Bundy, born 28 April 1738, may be the Caleb who married 1 Jan 1755 to Mary Bogue, d/o Josiah Bogue & Deborah Nicholson; 2 chn, Samuel & Sarah

       4. William Bundy (2), born ca 1702, died 9 Feb 1721; m 19 Sept 1719, to Ann Keaton, dau Henry Keaton & Elizabeth Mayo; (See Mayo Henley Family)

             Chn: *1. Lydia (Linda) Bundy, born 1721, Pasquotank Co., NC; m Jehosaphat Symons, s/o Peter;(See SymonsFam)

       5. Mary Bundy (2), died 10 March 1721

       6. Caleb Bundy, unm; Will dated 20d 1m 1721; probtd April 1721


E. Samuel Bundy, Sr.


Samuel Bundy, Sr., son of William and Elizabeth Bundy, was born 4 Feb 1676/7, in Perquimens Co., NC. He was  married/1  in the home of Henry White of Pasquotank Co. 5d 10m 1696, to Tamer Symons, who was born 4 Oct 1680, daughter of Jeremiah Symons. and Ann. She died 17 March 1719/20 shortly after the birth of her youngest child. (See Symons family) Sam owned 110 acres in the l690’s.

   He was married/2 11 May 1721, to Ann Nicholson, daughter of Samuel Nicholson, and Elizabeth Charles (See Nicholson Family, Part IIb) He died 14 March 1740. His will was dated 6 Jan 1737. On 7 Aug 1743, Ann Bundy, relict (widow) of Samuel Bundy, was disowned by the Monthly Meeting for keeping a “Bachellour,” Abraham Hendrix, whom she desired to marry, in her household, which consisted of herself and young son, Abraham. On 1 Oct 1743, it was reported that she was married out of unity, but her will dated 16 Nov 1743, was proved in Dec 1744, as Anne Bundy, widow of Samuel. She died 16d 9m 1743. Birth order of Children 9, 10, 11 is uncertain.


Chn: 1. Jeremiah Bundy, married about 1730

     *2. Josiah Bundy,  born  ca 1700, Pasquotank Co

       3. William Bundy (3), mentioned in father’s will

       4. Jane Bundy, married 1737, Benjamin Pike

m/2 *5. Gideon Bundy (1), born 22 March 1723, Pasquotank Co., NC

       6. Samuel Bundy, Jr., born 24 July 1724; d young, not mentioned in father’s will

       7. Jeremiah Bundy, born 21 July 1725, mentioned father’s will, but not mother’s

       8. Abraham Bundy, born 4 Dec 1727; declared his intention to marry Naomi White. Mentioned in both parents’ wills.

       9. Aaron Bundy, died 18 Sep 1730

     10. Lydia Bundy, died 20 Sep 1730

     11. Christopher Bundy, died 30 Sep 1730


E-2. Josiah Bundy (1)


Josiah Bundy, son of Samuel Bundy, Sr. and Tamar Simons, was born about 1700, in Pasquotank Co., NC. He was married in 1735, to Elizabeth Barrow, widow Moore, who was born 5 Nov 1715, in Pasquotank Co. daughter of Joseph Barrow and Jane Nicholson. (See Tilden, Sutton, Barrow Family, and Nicholson Family.)  Josiah died in 1760, and Elizabeth died 23 Dec 1796, both in Pasquotank Co. There were probably other children.


Chn:  1. Josiah Bundy, Jr., born 12 April 1748, in Pasquotank Co; m Mary Symons, dau of Jehosaphat Symons and Linda Bundy, born 13 Feb 1745, Pasquotank Co; died 5 Dec 1813. (See Symons Family, Part IV)


E-5. Gideon Bundy (1)


Gideon Bundy (1), son of Samuel Bundy, Sr. and Ann Nicholson, was born 22 March 1723, in Pasquotank Co., NC. Gideon was only 16 years old, on 6 July 1739, when on his behalf, his father requested a certificate to permit him to marry. He was married 3 Aug 1739 to Miriam Bogue, who was born 11 March 1716, at Perquimens, NC, dau of William Bogue and Ellener Perisho. (See Bogue and Perisho Family) Gideon died 19 Feb 1762, and Miriam died 14 March 1762.


Chn:*1. Lydia Bundy, born 2 Oct 1740. She was married 4 Aug 1757, to Obediah Small. (See Small Family)

     *2.  Samuel Bundy (4) born 27 Oct 1742/3

       3. Sarah Bundy (2), born 4 Aug 1745, m 22 Jan 1767 (w/3) to Joseph Newby, son of Benjamin Newby and Susanna Griffin. (See Newby Family, Part II)

       4. Jehu Bundy, born 17 Jan 1748, m 15 Mar 1772 to Lydia Griffin, d/o Joseph Griffin (See Griffin family) Sons were in Randolph Co., NC in 1797, then to Back Creek MM, NC 

           Chn: 1. Gideon Bundy

                   2. Reuben Bundy

       5.  Miriam Bundy (1), born 27 Oct 1753

       6. Christopher Bundy, born 20 April 1758, vet. Rev War; d 6 March 1836 Salisbury, IN; married 2 Oct 1782, to Margaret Hill, born 9 Sept 1763

           Chn: 1. Margaret Bundy (2), b 21 July 1783

                   2. Samuel Bundy (5), born 10 June 1786

                   3. William Bundy (4), b 6 March 1789

                   4. Miriam Bundy (3), born 5 Sep 1791

                   5. Sarah Bundy (4), born 28 Sep 1794

                   6. Penninah Bundy, born 27 March 1797

                   7. Thomas Bundy, born 14 Oct 1799

                   8. Ephraim Bundy, born 13 Aug 1804


E-21. Josiah Bundy, Jr.


Josiah Bundy, Jr., son of Josiah Bundy (1) and Elizabeth Barrow, was born 12 April 1748, in Pasquotank Co., NC. He was married 25 Dec 1766, at SC Meeting House, NC, to Mary Symons, born 13 Feb 1745, in Pasquotank Co. daughter of Jehosaphat Symons and Linda Bundy (See Symons Family) Josiah and Mary both died 5 Dec 1813, in Pasquotank Co. There were probably other children.


Chn:*1. Gulielma Bundy, m 8 Mar 1797 at public meeting, near Symons Creek, to Christopher Morris, s/o Aaron Morris Jr and Margaret Nicholson.

     *2. Josiah Bundy (3), born 11 Nov 1786, in Pasquotank Co


E-42. Samuel Bundy


Samuel Bundy, son of Gideon and Miriam Bogue, was born 27 Oct 1742/3. He was married 9 March 1763, to Huldah Hill, who was born 18 Sep 1737, died 14 March 1782, Back Creek MM, dau of Aaron Hill and Margaret Chappell. Sam moved to Guilford Co., NC in 1778, and was on the tax rolls of Randolph Co., in 1779.


Chn: 1. Mary Bundy (3), born 1 Dec 1763; died 7 Dec 1834; m 23 March 1783 to John Albertson, (son of Joshua Albertson, m 16 Feb 1774 to Elizabeth Pritchard.) (Joshua was disowned for trading in slaves) Mary and John are buried in the Blue River Friends Cemetery, in Washington Co., IN 

       2. Miriam Bundy (2), born 11 Jan 1766

       3. Margaret Bundy (1), born 3 April 1771

       4. William Bundy (3), born 4 March 1777

       5. Sarah Bundy (3), born 1 Sep 1780


E-44. Jehu Bundy


Jehu Bundy, son of Gideon Bundy and Miriam Bogue, was born 27 Oct 1742/3. He was married 15 March 1772, to Lyda Griffin, daughter of Joseph Griffin.  Sons Gideon and Reuben were in Randolph Co., N. C. in 1797, then to Back Creek MM.


Chn: 1. Gideon Bundy (2), born 31 March 1774; died 12 July 1857; married 12 June 1800, Rachel Crow, died pre 1823, d/Reuben Crow and Abigail; They moved to Harrison Co., (Now Orange Co.) Ind. and attended the first Lick Creek MM, east of Paoli on 25 Sep 1813.

            Chn: 1. Reuben Bundy, born 1805

       2. Reuben Bundy, born 25 Nov 1776

       3. Miriam Bundy, m 7 May 1801  Jesse Henley

       4. Sarah Bundy

       5. Mary Bundy 

       6. Lydia Bundy


E-211. Josiah Bundy (3)


Josiah Bundy, (3), son of Josiah Bundy, Jr. and Mary Simons, was born 11 Nov 1786, in Pasquotank Co., NC. He was married 20 Dec 1809, in Pasquotank Co., to Hulda Jones, who was born 15 Nov 1777, in Pasquotank Co., dau of Joseph Jones and Mary Overman. Josiah was married a second time, (See Overman Family, Part VIII)


Chn:*1. Hulda Bundy, born 17 Jan 1810, Pasquotank Co. She was married 26 March 1835 in Fairmount MM, Grant Co., IN, to D-59. Phineas Lamb., son of John A. Lamb and Sarah Smith. (See Part II)




Meet Our Ancestors by V. Mayo Bundy (1978)

Pioneer Quaker Families, Randolph Co. IN

Williard Heiss (1958)

Abstract of NC Wills (1690-1760     by J. Bryan Grimes

History of Perquimens Co., NC Mrs.  Winslow (1931)

 Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogies by Hinshaw

NC Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol 1,2,3

Webster Parry Collection of Quaker Fam. , by Edna Jones

One Ladd’s Family,  by Ruth Kline Ladd

Records of Thelma L Murphy

Old Albermerle Co. NC, Pasquotank Precinct, NC.

Births, Marriages, Deaths, Brands and Flesh Marks and Co. Claims 1691-1833

by Weynette Parks Haun, 243 Argonne Drive, Durham, NC 27704

The Bogue Family


Bogues In Scotland

    The surname Bogue is derived from Ancient Teutonic and means “Bow.”

   Family tradition is that the original Boog came over from Friesland, northern Holland, to Scotland, and an early member of the family was in charge of a coal mine in Hallhead, also in Fife. Formerly the name was common in fishing villages on the eastern coast of Scotland, but has almost died out. The form Boog, pronounced with a long O and the soft gutterals, as in the Scot’s word Loch, is quite common in Holland. There it means a bow or arch, similar to the German word Bogen. In the old records, the form varies: Boog, Bog, Boig, Book. The form Boag is an attempt to produce the sound at the expense of the original.

     Bogue is what it became when it crossed the borders of Dutch speaking Holland into French speaking Belgium. There Boog is unpronounceable, and Bogue gave the sound. Boog was probably the original spelling. Early records in the British Isles indicated the name referred largely to yeomen and merchants residing chiefly in Wales and Scotland.

      There was a John Boge in England, who married at London in 1556, to Jone or Joan Leyghton; and a John Boge, who was a goldsmith, married at London in 1584 to widow Elizabeth Myllerde of St. Martin-in-the-Fields.


All Bogues in the United States, Canada, and Mexico seem to be descendants of Thomas Bogue whose records first appear in Scotland in 1475.

    “Thomas Boge (supposed to be of French Normandy extraction) appears as witness to a deed of Sir John Swynton of that Ilk, 15th Dec, 1475.” (Scottish Chiefs were often known by a double surname. Some chose to be recognized by using the words, “of that Ilk,” after their surnames. Some chiefs were addressed by Property name; the Bogue family were long proprietors and residents of Auchencraw, Scotland, and its vicinity, known as Bogues of Auchencraw and Bogues of Burnhouses.


Taken from a letter from Mr. Virgil T. Bogue, Geneva, OH, dated 12 May 1954: 

    “In 1951, I had the pleasure of visiting the ancestral homes in Duns, Rewickshire, Scotland. The four farms, totaling 950 acres, that they bought in Jan 1490, are still intact as well as Auchencraw of 500 acres, Greenburn of 300 acres, and Hallydown that appeared to be the largest of all. They are no longer in the family. Was quite surprised to learn that they were in the family in that vicinity for several centuries. They don’t sell their lands as we do, just pass them on intact to the eldest son. The rest had opportunity to come to America to see what they could do.

    “A Burn is a small creek in Scotland, and Burnhouses, the first family seat, was a room about 14’ x 20’ built in the upper arch of the bridge. Though it has been used as a root cellar, for Lord knows how long, the fireplace is still intact and could be cleaned up and make a nice room in half a day by any good man or woman. The ceiling was painted or white-washed, was not yellow, and showed no signs of leaking, though the only roof was the dirt of the bridge.

    “You know that every time that Scotland got a new King, they went down and tried to take the two northern counties of England. They stole their horses, killed their cattle, and burned their building until the British reared up and drove them home. and the British did the same thing to them. Burnhouses is within 10 miles of the border, and I expect there were times when our ancestors had nothing left but this house in the bridge that could not be burned. They built two manor houses later, both still standing, but moved to Auchencraw about 1560.”


Bogues In America

    The Bogues in Scotland had shown the ability to overcome adversaries, and those who came to America surely had the same qualities to be able to flourish in the new and wild country. During the 1600’s, many Bogues came from Scotland. Since land was passed intact to the eldest son, William (2) probably had an elder brother who inherited the land and he needed to seek new opportunities. Most of our ancestors were Quakers, having accepted the teaching of George Fox. In coming to America, they expected to escape religious persecution. This was not always so. One branch of Bogues were Huguenots who left France because of persecutions and went to Holland and later to America. They landed at Jamestown, settled near there, lived in VA at the time when the Governors were persecuting the Quakers. Some of them, who had joined the Quakers, left VA on that account. They went down into NC when it was nothing but dense wilderness.


William Boge (1), lived, and died in southern Scotland. He married Jane (or Jean) Clark, daughter of Calvin Clark.  Probable father of William Boge (2)


Generation 2. It is not known when the Bogues arrived in America, but there appeared in VA in 1671, a William Bogue (2), who was a party to court proceedings during 1671 and 1672, and who died 5 April 1687. It is thought this William Bogue and his wife Deborah, were the parents of Robert, William (3), and Margaret, who were transported to NC under the date of April 1696 by Jane Byer, who later married William Newby. Berkley Co., VA, had been organized in 1671; it became Perquimens Co. NC did not become a separate colony until 1710, so these ancestors actually came to VA. Perquimens Precinct is mentioned in all the early records.

This family is probably related to the John Boge family of East Haddam, Connecticut. There is a striking family resemblance, and greyish blue eyes are common in the two branches. The children were probably all born in VA.



Chn: 1. Robert Bogue (1), m, died Perquimens Precinct

     *2. William Bogue (3), married 5 June 1689,

     *3. Margaret Bogue (1), born ca 1670 Scotland;  died bef 1722; m/1 7 Jan 1689, Perquimens MM, NC, William Larance, b 20 July 1661, d 13 Aug 1694, s/o William Larance & Rachel Welsh; m/2 8 June 1696, Francis Toms, b 19 Sept (July) 1672, s/o Francis Toms & Pricilla Nicholson.  (See Toms Family Part II)


Generation 1. William Bogue (3), and Ellender Perisho

William Bogue (3), son of William Bogue and Deborah, was married 5 June 1689, “at a meeting at Jonathan Phelps’ Old Plantation in Berkley” (later Perquimens Precinct) to Ellender (Ellener or Elinor) Perisho, born 18 Sep 1673, dau of James Perisho and Hannah Phelps. (See Perisho Family and Phelps Family, Part IV) He died in 1720/1 at Perquimens Precinct, NC. His will pbt  11 April 1721.


Chn: 1. Hannah Bogue, born 26 Dec 1690/1, Perquimens Precinct, NC; died young

       2. Elizabeth Bogue (1), born in Perquimens, NC; m 17 Oct 1719 to Jacob Hill

           Chn: 1. William Hill, born 22 June 1720

                   2. Jacob Hill Jr., born 25 March 1724

                   3. Miriam Hill, born 10 June 1726

     *3. William Bogue (4), born 8 Dec 1696, Perquimens, NC

       4. Ellener Bogue, born 26 Feb 1701/2, Perquimens, NC; Not in will

     *5. Robert Bogue (2), born 1703, Perquimens, NC

     *6. Josiah (Joseph) Bogue (1), born 21 May 1704/5, Perquimens, NC

       7. Jean (Jane) Bogue, born Perquimens, NC

     *8. Miriam Bogue, born 11 March 1716/7 (See Bundy Family) married Gideon Bundy, son of Samuel Bundy and Ann Nicholson

     *9. Rachel Bogue, born about 1720; married w/2 to John Moore, son of William Moore and Elizabeth MacBride. (See Moore Family, Pt VIII)


13. William Bogue (4)


William Bogue (4), son of William Bogue and Ellener Perisho, was born 8 Dec 1696 at Perquimens Precinct, NC. He was married 15 Dec 1727/8 at Chuckatuck Monthly Meeting near John Murdaugh’s in Nansemond Co., VA, to Sarah Duke, dau of Thomas Duke (who was deceased). A Rebecca Duke was one of the witnesses at their wedding. He died in 1744/5; will named only his sons, William and Duke, the eldest and youngest, according to custom.


Chn: 1. William Bogue (5), born Perquimens, NC; died pre 1778; married 6 Dec 1750 Elizabeth Kenyon, died 1785



       2. Sarah Bogue (1), m/1 4 Jan 1758 Randolph Co. NC. to Joseph Bundy; m/2 2 Oct 1765, Pasquotank Co, NC, to “G” Jonathan Pearson, s/o Peter Pearson (See Pearson Fam, Part VIII   

           Chn: 1. Josiah Bundy;  

                   2. William Bundy, (15 Nov 1760-27 Nov 1760) 

                   3. Joseph Bundy, died 28 Mar 1762, Randolph Co., NC 


       3. Josiah Bogue (2), married Ann Ward

       4. Job Bogue (1) married Leah ___.

       5. Margaret Bogue (2) married Roger Kenyon

       6. Christian Bogue, married James Small (Possibly m to James, s/o Benjamin Small?)

       7.  Duke Bogue, married 4 March 1767, Perquimens, NC to Sarah Robinson, dau of John Robinson and Mary Newby


15. Robert Bogue (2)


Robert Bogue (2), son of William Bogue and Ellener Perisho, was born 1703, probably in Perquimens Co., NC. On 4 Aug 1738, he received permission to marry Rachel Pearson who was born 16 Nov 1716, dau of Peter and Rachel Pearson. He was married/2 1775, to Miriam Pearson. On 15 July 1788, he sold to Francis Newby his plantation of 100 acres near Suttons Creek, which he had inherited from his father. Robert was 81 when Job was born. He died 1788 in Jones Co., NC.


Chn: 1. Lydia Bogue (1) reported married 3 Sep 1766 to Joseph Draper

           Chn: 1.  Josiah Draper, married 6 Dec 1789 to Miriam Newby

       2.  Mark Bogue (1), married 3 Nov 1773, Sarah Stedham; died pre 1800

m/2 3. William Bogue (6), married 2 Sep 1778, Perq. NC, to Lydia Haskett

       4. Josiah Bogue (3),  died pre 1800; m 13 Feb 1779, Cententina MM, Jones Co., NC, Mary Steedom;

       5. Jesse Bogue (1)

       6. Rhoda Bogue (1)

       7. Job Bogue (3), born 5 Jan 1784, Perquimens; d 3 March 1876, Vermont, IL; m 9 April 1813, Maryann Eastley, born Halifax Co., VA, d 1870, d/o Daniel Eastley

           Chn: 1. Sarah Bogue (2)    

                   2. Elizabeth Bogue (2)       

                   3. Daniel Eastley Bogue

                   4. Edith A. Bogue       

                   5. Jonathan Bogue             

                   6. Joel Hutton Bogue

                   7. Robert Bogue (3)    

                   8. Phoebe Bogue                

                   9. Jesse Bogue (3)

                10. Stephen Bogue     

                 11. Rhoda Bogue 2)


16. Josiah (Joseph) Bogue (1)


Josiah (Joseph) Bogue (1), son of William Bogue and Ellener Perisho, was born 21 May 1704/5 Perquimens, NC. He married Deborah Nicholson, daughter of Christopher Nicholson and Mary Pool (See Nicholson Family) He died between March and July 1752. Deborah was m/2 to Benjamin Heaton, permission given 3 March 1756.


Chn: 1. Joseph Bogue (1), born 14 Jan 1743 Perquimens, NC; m 4 Oct 1767 to Mary Newby, born ca 1749, dau Samuel Newby and Elizabeth Sanders (See Newby Family, Part II)

           Chn: 1. Samuel Bogue;            

                   2. Josiah Bogue (4);                

                   3. Ann Bogue

                   4. William Bogue (7)       

                   5. Elizabeth Bogue( 3)             

                   6. Miriam Bogue

                   7. Joseph Bogue Jr.         

                   8. Newby Bogue                    

                   9. Sarah Bogue (4)

                 10. Delwin Bogue            

                 11. Job Bogue (4)                     

                 12. Mary Bogue

                13. Anna Bogue               

                 14. Stephen Bogue                 

                 15. Jemima Bogue


       2. Jesse Bogue (2) born 1745 Perquimens NC; married 2 May 1773, Perq. NC to Sarah Morris. He died 10 Feb 1795, Contentnea, NC

           Chn: 1. Benjamin Bogue        

                   2. Jesse Bogue (4)               

                   3. Zachariah Bogue

                   4. Joseph Bogue (3)        

                   5. Sarah Bogue (3)


        3. Job Bogue (2), born Perquimens, NC; married April 1775 Elizabeth Newby, dau of William Newby. He died 1788 Perquimens, NC    

           Chn: 1. Jemima Bogue              

                   2. Jesse Bogue (5)               

                   3. Mark Bogue (2)

                   4. Meriam Bogue             

                   5. Nathan Bogue                  

                   6. Aaron Bogue


       4. Mary Bogue, m 1 Jan 1755 to Caleb Bundy 

           Chn: 1. Samuel Bundy     

                   2. Sarah Bundy


       5. Miriam Bogue, m 1769, prob. Joseph Guyer

           Chn: 1. Miriam Guyer;     2. Nathan Guyer  

                   3. William Guyer     4. Joseph Guyer


       6. Lydia Bogue (2), m Dec 1770 to John Pease




One Ladd’s Family, by Ruth Kline Ladd

Bogue Genealogy, by Flora Bogue Deming

Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogies,

                                             Vol.1,4 by Hinshaw

Bogue and Allied Families, by Virgil Bogue

NC Historical and Genealogical Register Vol. 1,2,3

Abstract of Wills, NC,  J. Bryan Grimes

Webster Parry Collection of Quaker Families,

edited by Edna Joseph



The Perisho Family


Generation 6. The Perisho family is thought to be French Huguenots, but when the first family came to America is not known. It might have been Joshua Perisho and his wife, Elizabeth. They were the parents of at least one son, Jacques.


Generation 5. James (Jacques) Perisho, Sr., was born about 1645, in Brittany, France. Family tradition holds that he was a sailor who was shipwrecked and landed at Edenton, Albemarle Sound. He was married about 1672 in Perquimens Co., NC, to Hannah Phelps. She was born about 1654 in Salem, MA, dau of Nicholas Phelps and Hannah Baskel. (See Phelps Family) James died on 29 March 1678. In 1679, Hannah married/2 George Castleton, son of George and Mary Castleton of New Castle on the line in England. They had a daughter Hannah Castleton, born 13 March 1679. Hannah Phelps, wife of James, died about 1687/9, probably in Perquimens Co. The Hannah Baskel Story, Part IV gives details of  her life.

    James “Perrishaw” was claimed a headright by Thomas Carteret on 29 March 1680, for proprietary rights recorded in 1694. The Perisho and Castleton land grants were on the Perquimens River, south of the Jonathan Phelps grant.


Chn: *1. Ellener (Elinor) Perisho, b 18 Sep 1673; m 5 June 1689 William Bogue (See Bogue Fam)

        *2. James Perisho, Jr., born 25 Nov 1676


Generation 4. James Perisho, Jr., son of James Perisho, Sr. and Hannah Phelps, was born 25 Nov 1676, in Perquimans, NC. He was married there 18 Feb 1696, to Mary Morgan. She was the daughter of James Morgan and Jane Knew who were married 12 Oct 1673, in Maryland. James died in Perquimens before 1731. All children born there


Chn: 1. Jane (Janet) Perisho, born 12 Dec 1697

     *2. James Perisho (3), born 2 March 1700/1

       3. John Perisho, born 4 Nov 1703


Generation 3. James Perisho (3), son of James Perisho, Jr. and Mary Morgan, was born 2 March 1700/1. He was married to Sarah__, who died 24 May 1751. Her will mentions a grandson, James.


Chn: 1. Simon Perisho, born 1723/4

       2. Mary Perisho, born 1727

     *3. James Perisho (4), born 1728

       4.  Sarah Perisho, born 1733/4 (She might be the Sarah Perisho who married Edmund Maudlin)

       5. Joseph Perisho, born 1735; m/1 Jane; m/2 Mourning


Generation 2. James Perisho (4), son of James Perisho (3) and Sarah __, was born in 1728. He died 23day, 9month, 1767, in Pasquotank Monthly Meeting, in NC.


Generation 1. Joshua Perisho, Sr.


Joshua Perisho Sr, son of James Perisho (4) and Sarah, was married 14day, 4month, 1763, to Miriam Morris, dau of Aaron Morris and Mary Pritchard. (See Morris and Pritchard Families) Miriam was the widow of Joshua Trueblood, whom she had married 1749 in Pasquotank Monthly Meeting, NC, and by whom she had five children. Joshua Perisho was appointed commissioner in 1765; she was appointed commissioner in 1772 at the Trueblood Meetings. She was recommended to be an elder in 1777. She died 13 Dec 1789, and was buried in Friends Burying Ground near the Narrows in Pasquotank Co., NC. He died 22 April 1797 .


Chn:  1. Elizabeth Perisho, born 5 June 1764; died 9 Oct 1779


       2. Miriam Perisho, born 17 March 1766; married 28 Feb to Josiah Bundy, at a public meeting near the Narrows, Pasquotank Co., NC.


       3. Anna Perisho, born 10 May 1768, reported m 21 Oct 1797, to Josiah Griffin, son of William Griffin and Hannah Winslow (See Griffin Family, Part VIII)


       4. Joshua Perisho Jr., born 9 March 1770; married 3 Sep 1796 at Piney Woods Meeting House to Elizabeth Griffin, daughter of William Griffin and Hannah Winslow ( See Part VIII) He was named commissioner in 1801, she in 1803, both named elders in 1812.

           Chn: 1. Nathan Perisho, married 20 Feb 1820 to Mary Lamb at New Biggin Creek Meeting House. Both named commissioner in 1831. Mary was probably the dau/of  Joseph Lamb and Lovey Smith

                   2. Mary Perisho, m 17 Aug 1828, John Outland, Narrows MH, NC


     *5. Clarky (Clarissa) Perisho, born 28 Feb 1773, in Pasquotank Co., NC. She was married 16 March 1793 to Joseph Small, son of Obediah Small and Lydia Bundy (See Small and Bundy Families)







“Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogies,”

Vol 1, by W. W. Hinshaw

“NC Historical and Genealogical Register,” Vol. 1,2,3

“Webster Parry Collection of Quaker Families,”

edit. by Edna Joseph

Bogue and Allied Families,”   by Virgil T. Bogue

“Hannah (Baskel) Phelps Phelps Hill: A Quaker Woman and Her Offspring,”     as reprinted in the Southern Friend-Journal of the NC Friends Historical Society,

V 11, No. 1-Spring 1989, p10-30


The Phelps Family


Generation 2. Eleanor (______) Phelps Trusler


Eleanor ___ Phelps had five children when she married Thomas Trusler of Salem, Massachusetts. It is possible that they were married in England, as Thomas had been married before and had a daughter in England. She and her family were certainly here by 1634. Thomas had set up his business of brick making in Salem in 1629. They were members of the first church in Salem in 1639. The Trusler farm was “in the woods” about 5 miles from the meeting house in Salem, at the site of the modern town of West Peabody.

    Eleanor Trusler was taken to court, in April 1644, for her Gortonist opinions, saying, “our teacher Mr. Norris taught the people lies.” Governor Winthrop was advised to bind her over to Boston Court as an example others might fear, lest “That heresie doeth spread which at length may prove dangerous.” At the Trusler trial, one Casandra Southwick testified that Eleanor “did question the government ever since she came.”

    Thomas died in 1654. Eleanor’s will was written in 1655, leaving the farm to her two sons jointly.


Chn:*1. Nicholas Phelps, born before 1629, in England

       2.  Henry Phelps, born before 1629, in England; prob m/1  dau/Thomas Antrum and Elizabeth Batter, sister of Edmund Batter. m/2 Hannah Baskel, his brother’s widow

             Chn: John Phelps son of M/1

       3., 4., and 5.


 Generation 1.  Nicholas Phelps


Nicholas Phelps, son of Eleanor Phelps Trusler, was born before 1629 in England. He was a weak man with a crooked back, and a strong spirit. He was married about 1650 to Hannah Baskel, and lived on the family farm. In the late 50’s they became Quakers, and suffered severe persecution. (See the following story on Hannah Baskel) Henry was banished from MA on pain of death in May 1659. He went to Barbados, to England in 1661, to protest the treatment to King Charles II. Upon his return, he was not well, and died in late 1662, or 1663, at Salem. In 1664, Hannah married his brother Henry and moved to Albemarle Sound, Carolina. Henry died between 1672 and 1676, and Hannah was married for the third time to James Hill. She may have been married, fourthly, at Perquimens Quarterly meeting to Joseph Smith on 7 March 1695/6.


Chn: 1. Jonathan Phelps, born ca 1652, Salem, MA

     *2. Hannah Phelps, born about 1654, Salem, MA; Hannah was married at Perquimens, about 1672, to James Perisho (See Perisho Family)


 11. Jonathan Phelps, Sr.


Jonathan Phelps Sr., son of Nicholas Phelps and Hannah Baskel, was born about 1652, in Salem, MA, and moved as a child to Albemarle Co., Carolina. He was married about 1674, at Perquimens Monthly Meeting, NC, to Hannah (_______). He also was a staunch Quaker like his parents. Most of the early Quaker meetings were held at his house. The monthly meeting was established at his house in 1683. He died 21 Feb 1688/9. His widow was married the last of March 1690, to John Lilly, and had two daughters born at Perquimens, Sarah Lilly, born 15 June 1691, and Hannah Lilly, born 29 Sep 1694. Hannah Phelps Lilly died 15 Feb 1700/1 and John Lilly died 17 July 1701, both at Perquimens.


Chn: 1. Sarah Phelps, born 15 Jan 1676, d pre 1688

       2. Elizabeth Phelps, born 2 April 1679

       3. Jonathan Phelps 2, b 6 Nov 1681, d before 1687

     *4. Samuel Phelps, born 6 Aug 1684

     *5. Jonathan Phelps 3, born 13 April 1687


114. Samuel Phelps


Samuel Phelps, son of Jonathan Phelps and Hannah, was born 6 Aug 1684, in Albemarle Co., Perquimens MM, NC. He was married there about 1705 to Hannah (______). In 1701 he and James Chesen petitioned the court for a share in the crop made that year at John Lilly’s saying that they had lived with Lilly (his stepfather) until he died. Samuel was awarded a full share and Chesen was given a half share. By an act of the assembly in 1715, Samuel was appointed a vestryman in the established church; and in 1724, he was appointed justice of the peace for the precinct of Perquimens, he died between April and July 1728. The children were all born there.


Chn: 1. Samuel Phelps, born 17 Nov 1706-7; d young

       2. Jonathan Phelps 4, died young 

       3. John Phelps, born 13 Jan 1716/7, died young

       4. William Phelps, died April 1752, Perquimens Co.; without issue

       5. James Phelps; died young


115. Jonathan Phelps III


Jonathan Phelps III, son of Jonathan Phelps and Hannah, was born 13 April 1687, in Perquimans, Albemarle Co., NC. He was married there 16 12 month (Feb) 1720, to Elizabeth Toms, born 20 Nov 1699, in Perquimans, daughter of Francis Toms and Margaret Bogue Larence. (See Bogue Family, Part IV, and Toms Family, Part II) Jonathan died there between Dec and Jan 1732/33.

   Elizabeth was married/2 at Perquimans in 1734, to Zachariah Nixon, the 4th, by whom she had other children (See Nixon Family) Her will was dated 16 Feb 1769. Children all born in Perquimans.


Chn:*1. Henry Phelps, born 5 March 1724/5


       2. Elizabeth Phelps, born 29 Aug 1728 (Overwritten 1729) died Perquimans Co.; m/1 6 11m (Jan) 1747, to John Symons; m/2 5 10m (Dec) 1750, Joseph Anderson

           Ch: *1. Mourning Anderson, born ca 1752, m Joseph Henley, s/o John Henley and Mary Jordan, (See Henley Family, Part VIII)


     *3. Jonathan Phelps, IV, born 28 12m (Feb) 1730/1


       4. Mourning Phelps, born 10 10m (Dec) 1732; died Perquimans; married 4 2m (April) 1750, to Mark Newby


1,151. Henry Phelps


Henry Phelps, son of Jonathan Phelps and Elizabeth Toms, was born 5 March 1724/5, in Perquimans Co., NC. He was married 3 6mo (Aug) 1748, to Margaret Newby, in Perquimans. He died there 1752. Margaret married/2 3 Oct 1753, to Joseph Outland.


Chn: 1. Jonathan Phelps V


       2. Elizabeth Phelps, married w/1 to Thomas Winslow, son of John Winslow Sr. and Mary Pearson (See Winslow Family, Part VIII)


1,153. Jonathan Phelps IV


Jonathan Phelps IV, son of Jonathan Phelps and Elizabeth Toms, was born 28 12month (Feb) 1730/1, in Perquimans Co., NC. He was married 5 Oct 1750, to Dorothy Jordan. He died in Perquimans in 1759. Dorothy was married/24 April 1762, to John Skinner.


Chn: 1. Benjamin Phelps, born about 1751/2, Perquimens Co.

       2. Dorothy Phelps, born about 1753/4, Perquimens Co.

Hannah (Baskel) Phelps Phelps Hill-

A Quaker Woman and Her Offspring by Gwen Boyer Bjorkman


Gwen Boyer Bjorkman is a genealogical researcher who lives at 4425-132nd Ave. S. E., Bellevue, WA 98006. This article first appeared in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, v 75 no 4 (Dec 1987). It won the 1987 Family-History Writing Contest of the National Genealogical Society.


     It is usually difficult to document the lives of colonial women. As a category, they left few legal documents. Yet through sundry records, it is possible to reconstruct the life of one remarkable woman - Hannah (Baskel) Phelps Phelps Hill. One does not read about Hannah in standard histories of early America, yet she held the first Quaker meeting in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in her home in Salem and later opened her home to the first Quaker meeting in the Albemarle settlement of Carolina. She was truly the Proverbs 31 Lady. After all these years “her children (will now) rise up and bless her;.saying: ‘Many daughters have done noble, But you excel them all!’“ Despite her accomplishments, however, Hannah did not set out to be a noble heroine. She emerges in history as a young woman - human and alone, as far as family is concerned.

    The search for Hannah began in the records that men have left to chronicle the past. Before 1652, she came to the Massachusetts Bay Colony from England. An undated deposition of one Jane Johnson provides the only record of Hannah’s maiden name, Baskel. It reveals that, at the time of the deposition, Hannah was the wife of Nicholas Phelps but at the date of “coming over on the ship,” she was in the company of his brother, Henry. The document labels her a “strumpet.” Obviously, Hannah was a woman of independent mind not inclined to conform to the dictates of convention. This trait was to her blessing, scorn, and persecution:

     Deposition of Jane Johnson: Saith yt: coming ov’ in the ship with Henry Phelps and Hannah the now wife of Nich: Phelps: Henry Phelps going ashore the ship lying at the Downes: Hannah wept till shee made herselve sick because mr Fackner would not suffer her to goe ashore with Henry Phelps: and Henry came aboard late in the night, the next morning mr Falckner Chid Henry Phelps and Hannah and said was it not enough for y’ to let Hannah lay her head in y’ lapp but must shee ly in ye Cabbin to and called Hannah Strumpet and this deponent saith farther yt she saw Henry Phelps ly in his Cabbin. Y when he was smocking in the Cook roome tobacco Hannah tooke the pip out of his mouth, etc., etc.

      One Henry Phelps arrived in the MA Bay Colony in 1634 on the ship Hercules, under John Kiddey, Master. He destination was said to be Salem. However, the Phelps family may have been in Salem before this date. It is known that Eleanor Phelps, mother of Henry and Nicholas Phelps, had married Thomas Trusler of Salem and that they were members of the first church in Salem in 1639. One historian holds that Trusler probably came to Salem in 1629, when a kiln for the burning of bricks and tiles was built, and that he continued this business until his death in 1654. There has been found no record of a previous wife or children for Trusler in Salem, so it is possible that Eleanor married him in England and came to the Bay Colony with him and her five Phelps children. Eleanor mentions in her 1655 will “the legacy bequeathed by my Late husband to his Daughter in England.” Trusler’s will has been lost. The inventory of his estate has been preserved.”

    What did Hannah find in her new home in Salem? She found independent-minded people who, like herself, were interested in change. She also found others who rigorously opposed any thought contrary to theirs. Since all political and social life was centered in the church, religion was the arena for the excitement of dissent. Roger Williams had a short pastorate in Salem, around 1634, before being banished to Rhode Island. Robert Moulton, a Phelps neighbor, has been excommunicated from the Salem church in 1637 for antinomian heresy during the Wheelwright controversy. Between 1638 and 1650, nine people from Salem were tried at Quarterly Court for heretical opinions, and five of the nine were women. Lady Deborah Moody, a church member since 1640, was charged with Anabaptism in 1642; rather than recant, she moved to Long Island. Samuel Gorton was tried in Boston, jailed there, and sent to Rhode Island for his Separatists beliefs. Eleanor Trusler also was taken to court, in April 1644, for her Gortonist opinions, saying, “our teacher Mr. Norris taught the people lies.” Governor Winthrop was advised to bind her over to Boston Court as an example others might fear, lest “That heresie doeth spread which at length may prove dangerous.” At the Trusler trial, one Casandra Southwick testified that Eleanor “did question the government ever since she came. This was Salem in Hannah’s day.

    The shipboard romance alleged between Hannah and Henry Phelps did not result in their immediate marriage. Instead, Henry married (or had been married) to another woman, by whom he had a son, John (born about 1645), while Hannah married his brother Nicholas. Historians have not always treated the latter kindly - he has been called “a weak man, and one whose back was crooked” - but it can be argued that he had a strong spirit much akin to Hannah’s. They had two children (Jonathan, born about 1652, and Hannah, born about 1654) with whom they lived on the Trusler farm in “the woods” about five miles from the meeting house in Salem. Situated at the site of the modern town of West Peabody, the farm had been devised to Nicholas and Henry jointly, in 1655, by their mother.

    It was in the late 1650’s that the Phelps became involved in Quakerism. The Society of Friends, or Quakers, had been founded in England in 1648 by George Fox; and its teaching were brought to Boston, in July 1656, by two female missionaries. However, it is believed that books and tracts by Fox and other Quakers might have been brought to the colony in earlier years. In 1657 William Marston, a Hampton-Salem boatman, was cited by having Quaker pamphlets in his possession.

    There is a passage in a letter written in 1656 from Barbados by Henry Fell, which provides the earliest mention of Quakerism in Salem.

“In Plimouth patent.there is a people not so  ridged as the others at Boston and there are great desires among them after the Truth. Some there are, as I hear, convinced who meet in silence at a place called Salem.”

   Another passage bearing on this Salem group is found in Cotton Mathers Magnalia:

“I can tell the world that the first Quakers that ever were in the world were certain fanaticks here in our town of Salem, who held forth almost all the fancies and whimsies which a few years after were broached by them that were so called in England, with whom yet none of ours had the least communication.”

    In 1657, the invasion of Massachusetts by Quakers began when visiting Friends from England landed in Boston Harbor and were immediately imprisoned. If the group at Salem had been meeting quietly for several years, they went public when - on Sunday, 27 June 1658 - a meeting was held at the home of Nicholas and Hannah Phelps. This was the first Quaker meeting of record in the colony. Two visiting Friends at that meeting, William Brend and William Leddera acknowledged that they were Quakers and were sent to prison with six Salem residents who were also in attendance. Nicholas and Hannah were fined.

    Quaker meetings continued to be held regularly at the Phelps home in defiance of the law. In Sep 1658, Samuel Shattock, Nicholas Phelps, and Joshua Buffum were arrested and sentenced by the court to prison, where Nicholas was “cruelly whipped” three times in five days for refusing to work. Within months, Nicholas and six neighbors were called before the court again. This time they were banished on pain of death with two weeks being allowed to settle their affairs. It was at the end of May 1858, that Phelps and Shattock sailed for Barbados with the intention of continuing on to England to present the matter before parliament. However, because of the unsettled state of affairs in England they were not to return until late 1661.

     In the meanwhile, Hannah was left in Salem with the care of the farm and their two small children. The Quaker meetings continued to be held at her home, and she was fined every year from 1658 to 1663 for nonattendance at the Salem Church. In the fall of 1659 she with five others from Salem went to Boston to give comfort to two visiting Friends from England who had been sentenced to death for their faith and defiance of the laws of the colony. She and her group were arrested and imprisoned also. On 12 Nov, two weeks after the execution of the five condemned Friends, the Salem party was brought forth to be sentenced for “adherence to the cursed sect of the Quakers” and “theire disorderly practises and vagabond like life in absenting themselves from theire family relations and runing from place to place without any just reason.” They were admonished, whipped, and sent home.

    Upon Hannah’s return, her house and land were seized by the Salem Court in payment of the fines levied against her and Nicholas. Henry came to the rescue of his sister-in-law, arguing that the court could take only the half of the property belonging to Nicholas. He managed to obtain control of the entire farm and allowed Hannah and the children to remain there. Did Henry now become interested in his sister-in-law, since his brother was in England, or did he now become interested in the Quaker teachings? There are no records of Henry’s being fined for Quaker leanings.

    One thing is clear from the records: where Henry had once been a respected part of the community, he was now suspected. At the Quarterly Court of 26 June 1660, Major William Hawthorn was ordered to inquire after the misuse of John Phelps by his father:

   Henry Phelps of Salem, was complained of at the county court at Boston, July 31, 1660, for beating his son, John Phelps, and forcing him to work carrying dung and mending a hogshead on the Lord’s day, also for intimacy with his brother’s wife and for entertaining Quakers. It was ordered that John Phelps, son, be given over to his uncle, Mr. Edmond Batter, to take care of him and place him out to some religious family as an apprentice, said Henry, the father, to pay to Mr. Batter what the boy’s grandmother left him, to be improved to said John Phelps’ best advantage. Said Henry Phelps was ordered to give bond for his good behavior until the next Salem court, and especially not to be found in the company of Nicholas Phelps’ wife, and to answer at that time concerning the entertaining of Quakers.

    The testimony seems to imply that Henry Phelps was living with his brother’s wife and holding Quaker meetings. The charges were expressed even more bluntly at the Nov 1660 Quarterly Court:

     Henry Phelps, being bound to this court to answer a complaint for keeping company or in the house with his brother’s wife, and appearing, was released of his bond. Upon further consideration and examination of some witnesses, which the court did not see meet for the present to bring forth in public (Was this when the deposition of Jane Johnson was taken?), and the wife of Nicholas Phelps not appearing, said Phelps was bound to the next court at Salem. He was ordered meanwhile to keep from the company of his brother Nicholas Phelps’ wife.

    Hannah had final say on the subject. At Salem Court, 28 June 1661, Thomas Flint and John Upton testified that, coming into Henry Phelps’ house on a Sabbath-day evening, they heard Hannah say that “Higgeson had set the wolves apace.” John Upton asked her if Mr. Higgeson sent the wolves amongst them to kill their creatures and she answered, “The bloodhounds, to catch the sheep and lambs.” She was sentenced to be fined or whipped, and one William Flint promised to pay the fine.

     Political events soon eased the Phelps’ persecution - albeit slightly. The days of Cromwell and the Puritans were over in England in 1660. A new parliament proclaimed the banished Prince Charles as king, invited him to return from exile, and placed him on the throne of his father. As Charles II, he read - and sympathized with - the petition of those Quakers in England who had been banished from MA. That document contained a list of the sufferings of “the people called Quakers,” and Number 15 stated, “One inhabitant of Salem, since banished on pain of death, had one-half of his house and land seized. On 9 Sep 1661, Charles II issued an order to the Bay Colony tp cease the persecution of Quakers and appointed Samuel Shattock to bear the “King’s Missive” to Boston. No mention was made of Nicholas Phelps’ return at that time, although the historian Perley claimed “they returned together, but Mr. Phelps, being weak in body after some time died” It is known that Nicholas and Hannah were together again in Salem by June 1662 when, at the Quarterly Court, “Nicholas Phelpes and his wife.were presented for frequent absence from meeting on the Sabbath Day. Hannah was fined alone in 1663.

    On 18 July 1664, Henry Phelps sold the property that he and his brother had inherited from their mother in 1655, and he, Hannah, and the children left MA. Many of their friends had departed already for Long Island or Rhode Island, but some had journeyed to far-off Carolina, where a new settlement was beginning on Albemarle Sound. It was the latter colony to which Henry and Hannah headed. Preseumably they married in a Quaker meeting before setting off by ship with what possessions they had left.

    In 1660 or earlier. a few Virigians had crossed into the Albemarle region, then called Chowan. By charters of 1663 and 1665, Charles II granted to eight proprietors a tract of land which was to lie between the present states of VA and Florida, a vast tract that was named Carolina, and the colony which had already spring up there was designated Albemarle Co. Another settlement was begun at Cape Fear in 1664 by a group from Barbados and New England; their area became the county of Clarendon. By 1664, however, the latter group had deserted the Cape and moved to Albemarle.

    Fittingly, the first record found of Hannah in Carolina spotlights her religious activities. In 1653 one William Edmundson converted to Quakerism in England; and from 1661 he was recognized as leader of the Irish Quakers. He first visited America with George Fox as a traveling Friend in 1672. While Fox went to New England, Edmundson traversed VA; about the first of May 1672, he ventured down into Carolina. Two Friends from VA accompanied him as guides but became lost, saying they had “gone past the place where we intended.” Edmundson found a path that “brought us to the place where we intended, viz. Henry Phillips’ (Phelps) House by Albemarle river.

    It is Edmundson who accounts for the life of Henry and Hannah during the years in which legal records are silent. “He (Phelps) and his wife had been convinced of the truth in New England, and came there to live, who having not seen a Friend for seven years before, they wept for joy to see us.” Some scholars have interpreted this passage in Edmundson’s journal to mean that Henry and Hannah were the only Quaker family in Albemarle in 1672. However, evidence does exist of another couple, Christopher and Hannah (Rednap) Nicholson who had become Quakers and had been persecuted in MA. The Nicholsons had arrived in Albemarle Sound, probably by 1663, and were neighbors of Henry and Hannah Phelps. (See Nicholson Family-Part II) It is also known that Isaac and Damaris (Shattuck) Page came to Albemarle from Salem, after both had been fined as Quakers.

    Edmundson’s journal also reveals that the first recorded Quaker meeting in Albemarle was held at the Phelps’ home, just as the first recorded Quaker meeting at Salem had been sponsored by Nicholas and Hannah. Edmundson said, “it being on a first day morning when we got there. I desired them to send to the people there-away to come to a meeting about the middle of the day.” Hannah opened her home yet again to the “Lord’s testimony,” as brought by the visiting Friends. Following the visit of Edmundson, Fox himself came to Albemarle in Nov 1672, stopping first at Joseph Scott’s home by Perquimans River, where he held a meeting, and then “we passed by water four miles to Henry Phillips (Phelps) house” and held a meeting there.

    Edmundson returned to Albemarle in 1676, and again the faithful Hannah appears in his journal:

    He took our journey through the wilderness, and in two days came well to Carolina, first to James Hall’s (Hill’s) house, who went from Ireland to VA with his family. His wife died there, and he had married the widow Phillips (Phelps) at Carolina, and lived there; but he had not heard that I was in those parts of the world. When I came into the House, I saw only a woman servant. I asked for her master. She said he was sick. I asked for her mistress, she said she was gone abroad. so I went into the room, where he was laid on the bed, sick of an ague with his face to the wall. I called him by his name, and said no more; he turned himself, and looked earnestly at me a pretty time, and amazed; at last he asked if that was William? I said yes.

        Between Edmundson’s journeys of 1672 and 1676, Henry died and Hannah married James Hill. James was probably a convert of Edmundson in Ireland or VA, since they knew each other by first name. In Nov 1676, The Lords Proprietors had issued commissions to men designated as deputies in Albemarle. James Hill, Esq, was deputy of the Duke of Albemarle. During Culpeper’s Rebellion in 1677, Hill had one Thomas Miller escape, and a guard of soldiers was put at his house. Promptly on his return from VA, he, along with Francis Jones and Christopher Nicholson, was arrested. Hannah Phelps Hill was again in the thick of conflict.

    The Quakers drew up a “Remonstrance” to the proprietors protesting their treatment, outlining the above acts, and declaring they were “ a peaceable people.” It was signed on 13 Sep 1679 by twenty-one Quakers, including Jones and Nicholson, together with Joseph Scott, Isaac Page, and Jonathan Phelps, son of Nicholas and Hannah. Under their signatures, it was written that most of the subscribers “have been Inhabitants in Carolina since the years 1663 and 1664. The Quakers had not been persecuted in Carolina previous to this time, but it is recorded in the minutes of Perquimans Monthly Meeting that about the fourth or fifth month of 1680, nine Friends were fined and put into prison for refusing to bear arms in the muster field. Among those nine were five of the signers of the 1679 remonstrance - including Jonathan Phelps and Samuel Hill, son of James.

     Hannah’s devotion to religion did not prompt her to neglect her family, however. She appears again in court records to champion the cause of her grandchildren. In the intervening years, her daughter Hannah had twice wed - first to James Perisho and second, in 1697, to George Castleton. On 30 March 1680, it was ordered by the Lords Proprietors that one hundred acres of land be laid out, for “James Perishaws Orphants,” for the transportation of two persons, namely their parents “James and Hannah Perishaw.” However, complications arose involving this second husband, Castleton; and Hannah Phelps Hill went to court to protect her grandson’s property.

    The first hint of the family troubles appears in the court records of Oct 1685:

     “Wheras George Castleton hath absented himself from the Co. and Imbezled the estate belonging to the Orphans of James Perisho deceased. It is therefore ordered that no person or persons buy any cattle belonging to the said orphans or any part of the estate of the said Castleton and that Jonathan Phelps gather the corne and measure the same and deliver the one half to Hannah Castleton and secure the other half til further order.”

    Castleton apparently returned to the county and problems continued. In Oct 1687 the court ordered “that Hannah Castleton the wife of George Castleton doe repaire home to her husband and live with him and that if she departs from him any more it is ordered that the majestrates doe forthwith use such meanes as may cause her to live with her husband.”

    The younger Hannah apparently did not live long past this point; she is not mentioned at attending the wedding of her daughter on 5 Aug 1689, although the grandmother Hannah did. In Oct of that year, the older Hannah appeared in court, concerned for the welfare of Hannah, Jr.’s son by her first husband.

    “At a Court Holden for the precinct of Pequimins at the house of Mary Scot on the first Monday being the 7th of Oct 1689. Hannah Hill Grandmother to James Perishaw hath petitioned this Court to have the management of the stock belonginge to the sd. James Perishaw, It is therefore Ordered that after the last of this instant Oct the sd. Hannah Hill take into her custodie the Stock belonginge to James Perishaw, and manage the same for the childs Care, putting in security for the same.”

    For his proprietary land rights, Hannah’s son Jonathan took out a patent in 1684, covering four hundred acres near Robert Wilson on the west side of the Perquimans River. In his will written in 1688, he gave this four hundred acres (where he lived) to his son Samuel. In 1692, Robert Wilson and John Lilly, executors of Jonathan Phelps, went to court to divide the property. The suit was continued in 1693, when Hannah Hill petitioned for “hur Halfe of ye plantation”; and it was ordered that “Shee be posesed with it.” This patent was renewed by Samuel Phelps as son and heir in 1695.

    All of Albemarle’s early land records have not survived. However, it is commonly accepted in the history of Perquimans Co. that the land Henry Phelps lived on, when Edmundson paid him the visit in 1672, was the land on the narrows of the Perquimans River that was granted to his grandson, Jonathan Phelps, in 1694 - and that part of this grant became the town Hertford. This should be partly true. It was Hannah Phelps’ grandson, Jonathan Phelps, who became owner of the property; but without recorded wills or deeds, the details of the property’s transfer are cloudy. Since Hannah was the only one of the original family still living in 1694, it was she who proved rights for fifteen persons transported into the county of Albemarle. They were: “Henry Phelps (her second husband), Hannah his Wife (herself), John Phelps (Henry’s son). Jonathan Phelps (her son), Hannah Phelps junr (her daughter), Robt. Pane, James Hill (her 3rd Husband), Saml. Hill (son of James Hill), Mary Hill, Nathanl. Spivey and his wife Judity, John Spivey, Sarah Spivey, Anne Spivey, (and) Jonathan Phelps his freedom.”

    This document implies one other situation not otherwise documented: After the death of Nicholas, Hannah’s son by him was apparently bound to his uncle - and her second husband - Henry. Once Jonathan’s servitude expired, in NC, he was eligible for his own grant. The fifteen rights named in the forgoing document amounted to 750 acres. At the time of the survey in 1694, Hannah assigned the first six rights to her grandson, Jonathan Phelps, who was then seven years old, eight rights to her grandson, Samuel Phelps, age ten, and the last right to Robert Wilson, the executor of the estate of her son Jonathan.

    Hannah, who outlived her three husbands and her two children, had now provided for her grandchildren. She had seen the establishment of the Quaker meetings and Quaker life in Albemarle. A 1709 letter of Mr. Gordon, a Church of England missionary, stated that the Quakers then numbered “about the tenth part of the inhabitants” of Carolina. And in Perquimens Precinct, he said, they “are very numerous, extremely ignorant, insufferable proud and ambitious, and consequently ungovernable.” It is because she was proud, ambitious, and ungovernable that one is now able to document the life of Hannah and her children.


The Morris Family

    The Morris family is of direct Welsh descent. The name is variously spelled, and is composed of the Welsh words “Mawy-rwyce,” meaning strong or brave in battle. The family claims descent from Eliptan Godrydd, a powerful British chieftain, who founded the fourth royal tribe of Wales, born in 933. From him and others of his descendants sprang the noble houses of Gadogan, the Pryces of Newton Barons, as well as families of Morice of Werrington, Morrice of Eetshanger, Morris of the Hurst, and others.

   The earliest arrivals in VA, of those bearing the name, as yet found, listed in John Camden Hotten’s original Lists of those who went from Great Britain to the Virgian Plantations from 1600-1700. Although this is not complete, it is supposed to contain all extant known records. In this we find the following:

     “From the muster of the inhabitants of the college lands in VA, Elizabeth Cittie, Capt. William Tucker, Master John Morris, age 24, in the ship Bona Nova, Nov 1619.”

    “Living in Elizabeth Cittie, Va. 16 Feb 1623, John Morris”

     In the Muster at Elizabeth Cittie, 1624/5: “John Morris, age 24, in Bona Nova, 1619 Mary Morris, age 22, in George, 1623 (probably his wife) (This John disembarked at the Jamestown Colony from England in Nov 1619. Later due to religious persecution, the family moved to the sparsely settled community west of Albemarle near the Carolina-VA state line (From the Winslow-Morris Genealogy by Fred E. Winslow, Salem, IN) Also this entry to an unannounced destination in VA: “The underwritten names are to be transported to VA, embarked in the --- from the port of London, 1635, John Morris, aged 26” 

     From the above information it is probable, but not proved, that the John Morris at Elizabeth City is the forbearer of the line of the Morris family. No other Morris has been found in the records of Elizabeth. However, for the next fifty years we find nothing on the lineage of the Morris family, except that a John Morris left a will in 1696, in Accomac Co., VA. It appears though, that some of them, if not all, became members of the Little River MM, friends in Pasquotank Co., NC. It is very probable that those in the Little River MM were his descendants. The Friends were among those few religious organizations which kept a rather complete records of their members, so long as they remained in good standing.

    “History of Perquimen Co.” page 35 “Among passengers in “Speedwell” of London bound for America, 28 May 1635, was Richard Morris, age 19. Another by the same name came to VA from London, the same year, age 17. Edward Morris was transported to VA by John Ellis in April 1648. Mr. Richard Morris “Minister of Bristol Parish” Henrico Co., VA, became later a resident of Isle of Wight Co., and had a dau Anne, who was his heir 1678, her uncle Samuel Morris acting as Executor of his estate. John Morris was living in Lower Norfolk Co., VA in 1740.




Charles Morris, with his wife Hannah, the first to appear on the records of Perquimens Co., NC, attended a Monthly Meeting at Arnold White’s house 24, 4mo, 1679. He was born ca 1652, & D 1679 in VA. He may have been the father of John. They were living in Perquimens Co. in 1716. Little River gives most valuable information about this family, and they are always the best of authority.


The World Family Tree, Computer Vol 3, gives the father of our John Morris, as John Morris, born ca 1652, and died 1680 in Pasquotank Co, NC. He was married ca 1678 to Damaris Page, daughter of Isaac Page and Demaris Shattuck. But the WFT is not too reliable. (See Part VIII- Gen 2. Zachariah Nicon, Jr.


Generation 1. John Morris Sr., was born 3day, 3mo, 1679, recorded in Pasquotank MM, NC. He was married, same place, 9da, 4mo, 1703, to Mary Symons, who was born 12da, 4 mo, 1687, in Pasquotank MM, NC, dau of Thomas Symons, and Rebecca White. (See Symons Family) They were members of Little River MM, NC. John, an elder, died age 60, 20da 9mo 1739. Mary died age 58, 14da 8mo 1745. 


Chn:*A. Aaron Morris, born 14 day, 7 mo, 1704 


       B. Elizabeth (Bette) Morris, born 6da 9mo 1707; m 6da 7mo 1725, William Symons, tho the MM advised against it, too closely related. 


     *C. Joseph Morris, born 4da 12mo 1709 


      D. Sarah Morris, born 6da 9mo 1712; m Samuel Moore; a widow on 21 Jan 1765 


       E. John Morris Jr, born 2lda 12mo 1716; m 2d 3m 1745 Sarah Pierce of Perquimans. 


       F. Mary Morris, born 24da 11mo 1719; died 19 Oct 1760; married Symons Creek MM, 3da 1mo 1738, John Robinson, born 26d 10m 1716, died 30 Nov 1757, son of Thomas and Sarah Robinson. at Symons Creek



    *G. Zachariah Morris, born 23da 9mo 1722


      H. Hannah Morris, born 23da 12mo 1726; married 6d 10m 175-. to William Bundy 


        I. Isaac Morris, died 13 Feb 1762


A. Aaron Morris Sr.


Aaron Morris Sr., son of John Morris and Mary Symons, was born 14da 7mo 1704, Little River, Pasquotank Co., NC. He was married 20da 6m0 1724, Symons Creek MM, in Pasquotank Co., to Mary Pritchard, who was born 28 July 1707 at Symons Creek, dau of Benjamin Pritchard and his first wife, Sarah Culpepper (See Pritchard family) Aaron was trustee and director of Nixonton, the first town in Pasquotank Co. They were members of the Symons Creek Monthly Meeting. Aaron was chosen overseer 5 June 1755. Aaron Morris died 10 Sep 1770, and Mary died 12 Oct 1791.


Chn:*1. Joshua Morris, born 6 April 1726


     *2. Benjamin Morris, b 20 Aug  1728; m/1 7 Jan 1751, Mary Bundy (d 10 May 1753) dt/Sam & Jean Bundy. Ben disowned/ misconduct, later repented. M/2 1 July 1756, to Mary Jordan, (widow/John Henley) out/unity. Ben died 30 Jan 1762, Mary died 4 Feb 1762.


     *3. Joseph Morris, born 1 Feb 1731


     *4. Miriam Morris, born 14da 3mo 1733, in Pasquotank Co., N. C.; d 13 Dec 1789. m/1 1749, Pasquotank Co., NC, Joshua Trueblood, 5 chn; m/2 5 May 1763, in Perquimens MM, NC to Joshua Perisho V, son of James Perisho (4). (See Perisho Family)


      *5. Susanna Morris, born July 1735, d 1756/7; m Christopher Nicholson son/Thomas Nicholson and Mary Hill (See Nicholson Family)

     *6. John Morris III, born 11 Dec 1737

     *7. Mary Morris, born 8 Jan 1739

       8. Sarah Morris, born 5 Sep 1743; d 26 Sep 1743

     *9. Aaron Morris Jr, b 5 Sep 1744, Pasquotank Co


     10. Elizabeth Morris, born 22 April 1747, married 1765 Thomas Gilbert of Perquimans MM; m/2 John Symons, who died 10 Jan 1800, she moved to Back Creek MM 18 Jan 1800; 2 dau

           Chn: 1. Margaret Symons, married 21 Oct 1804 Back Creek, James Newlin

                   2. Elizabeth Symons, married 27 July 1809 Back Creek, Thomas Newlin


A-1. Joshua Morris


Joshua Morris, son of Aaron Morris and Mary Pritchard, was born 6 April 1726 Symons Creek MM, Pasquotank Co., NC. He was married/1 13 Nov 1747, to Hannah Anderson, who died 3 May 1751, dau of John Anderson. He was married/2 on 9 June 1752 Huldah Newby; He was married/3 on 1 June 1755 to Mary Winslow, who died 13 March 1773, daughter of Peter Pearson Sr and Rachel; He was married/4 on 27 April 1774 to Rebeccah Symons, daughter of Peter Symons. Joshua died 14 Feb 1777.


Chn:*1. Mordecai Morris, born 1749

       2. Clarky Morris, married (John?) Pool 


m/2 3. Benjamin Morris


m/3 4. Nathan Morris

       5. Jonathon Morris Sr. Will probated Feb 1796, sons, Jehosaphat & Jonathan, nephew John Pool, bro Nathan, w/ Josiah Bundy, Executor

       6. Zachariah Morris


m/4 7. John Morris V

       8. Mary Morris, married William Overman


A-3. Joseph Morris


Joseph Morris, son of Aaron Morris and Mary Pritchard, was born 1 Feb 1731. He was  married/1  5 June 1755, to Mary Newby, who was born 28 July 1732, and died 5 Sep 1763, dau of Samuel and Elizabeth Newby. He was reported married/2 1 Nov 1764, to Hannah Overman, who died 27 Nov 1766. He was married/3 19 April 1769 to Elizabeth ____, (b 1769). Joseph died 24 Nov 1798.


Chn: 1. Miriam Morris, m Symons Creek MH, to John Cox

       2. Benjamin Morris, married Wells MH, to Milicent Draper

       3. John Morris VI

       4. Mary Morris

       5. Joseph Morris


m/2 6. Elizabeth Morris

     *7. Thomas Morris, born 1766


m/3 8. Joshua Morris  m Margaret Henley, d/o 11,111. Joseph Henley (See Henley Family, Part VIII)

       9. Sarah Morris

     10. Susannah Morris

     11. William Morris

     12. Clarkey Morris

     13. William Morris

     14. Nathan Morris

     15. Anna Morris

     16. Penelope Morris

     17. Milicent Morris


A-6. John Morris III


John Morris III, son of Aaron Morris and Mary Pritchard, was born 11 Dec 1737. He was  married/1  20 Jan 1762, at the Little River Meeting House, to Mary Nicholson, who was born 3 April 1744, and died 25 Jan 1772, dau of Thomas and Mary Nicholson; (See Nicholson Family) John was recorder of births and deaths and overseer; Mary was Clerk. John was married/2 20 Sep 1774, to Ruth Fletcher, widow of Samuel Winslow. John died 17 Oct 1776.


Chn: 1. Sarah Morris

       2. Margaret Morris, married Thomas Jordan; both suffered tragic deaths

           Chn: 1. Margaret Jordan, married Joseph Trueblood

       3. Mary Morris

       4. Sussannah Morris


m/2 5. Aaron Morris


A-7. Mary Morris


Mary Morris, daughter of Aaron Morris and Mary Pritchard, was born 8 Jan 1739. m/1 Daniel Trueblood. She was reported married 17 March 1773, to Silas Draper of Perquimens MM, N. C. He was “an elder of Wells Particular Meeting, and died 23 Nov 1793.


Chn: 1. Joseph Draper, married 1801 to Peninnah Bundy of Vosses Creek MM

       2. Chalkley Draper, married 1803 Rhoda Willard of Wells MH

       3. Silas Draper, Jr.


A-9. Aaron Morris Jr.


Aaron Morris, Jr., son of Aaron Morris, Sr. and Mary Pritchard, was born 5 Sep 1744, in Pasquotank Co., NC. He was married 30 Nov 1768, at the Meeting House near Little River Bridge, to Margaret Nicholson, who was born 1 Jan 1752, dau of Thomas Nicholson and Mary Hill. (See Nicholson Family) Margaret died 17 Dec 1780, and Aaron was married/2 27 Feb 1782, to Lydia Symons, widow Davis, daughter of Jehoshaphat and Lydia Symons. Aaron died 8 Dec 1796, Lydia died 18 Apr 1807, both at Pasquotank.


Chn: 1. Thomas Morris (3), born 11 Sep 1769, married 16 July 1801, at a public meeting near Symons Creek, to Rebeckah White, dau of James White & Elizabeth Symons. Thomas died 3 June 1807 by drowning; Rebeckah m/2, and disowned for marrying out of the society.


       2. Christopher Morris, born 18 Oct 1771; m/1 8 March 1797 at public meeting, near Symons Creek, Gulielma Bundy, died 24 Jan 1808, dau of Josiah Bundy and Mary Symons; m/2 Penninah Bundy, prob dau of Benjamin and Sarah Bundy. Christopher died 1811, while crossing water near Lewisburgh, on his way to a yearly meeting at New Garden.


       3. Mary Morris, born 31 March 1774; died 26 Feb 1813; married 29 Feb 1792, Edmund White, died 29 Oct 1812 of lingering disease, son of Joseph White.


       4. Mark Morris, twin, born 9 Jan 1777; rept married 15 Sep 1798, Hannah Pritchard, prob dau of Mathew and Sarah Pritchard; disowed


       5. Ruth Morris, twin, born 9 Jan 1777; married 19 Aug  1795, Newbegun Creek, to Nathan Bundy; both made overseers


       6. Isaac Morris, b 20 Apr 1780, Pasquotank Co, NC; d aft 1835; m 3 Mar 1802 Pheraby Bundy


m/2      7. Aaron Morris III, b 18 Nov 1782, NC; d 1 Feb 1851; m 2 Oct 1805, Nebegun MH, NC to Sarah Draper

       9. Pritchard Morris I , born 15 Sep 1784


     10. Jehoshaphat Morris, b 17 Aug 1786; died 12 Nov 1857; m/1 Sarah White, 2 chn; m/2 to Peggy Trueblood

           Chn: 1. Thomas Morris

                   2. Pritchard Morris II, b 9 Jan 1813, died 8 Jan 1887, bur Blue River; m Jenette

                        Chn: 1. Aseneth Morris, born 13 May 1843-died 16 Feb 1914, bur Blue River; m 26 Dec 1865, to Seth Winslow, (See Winslow family, Pt VIII


       9. Margaret Morris, 24 June 1788; d 25 July 1854

     10. Sarah Morris, born 2 June 1790; d 12 Feb 1854

     11. John Morris VII, b 24 Jun 1794; d 12 Nov1803 


A-37. Thomas Morris


Thomas Morris, son of Joseph Morris and Hannah Overman, was born in 1776. He was married to 1794, Newbegun MM, to Lucretia Henley, daughter of 11,111. Joseph Henley and Mourning Anderson. (Mayo-Henley Family, Part VIII)


Chn: 1. Margaret Morris, m Thomas Trueblood, with descendant Claride H Mitchell 


C. Joseph Morris Sr.


Joseph Morris Sr., son of John Morris and Mary Symons, was born 4da 12mo 1709. He was married 2da 10mo 1730 at Symons Creek MM, to Elizabeth Pritchard, who was born 19d 1m 1710, dau of Benjamin Pritchard. (See Pritchard Family)


Chn: 1. Sarah Morris, born 1732

       2. Ann Morris     

       3. Joseph Morris Jr. 

       4. Mary Morris


       5. Benjamin Morris, b 1741; m/1 Elizabeth Overman; m/2 1772, Millicent Draper

           Chn: 1. Joseph Morris III

                   2. Elizabeth Morris

                   3. Benjamin Morris

                   4. Rachel Morris

            m/2  5. Peter Morris

                   6. Jacob Morris, born 1776, married Mary Trueblood, daughter of Caleb Trueblood and his 2/wife Mourning. Emigrated early to IN.

                   7. Demcy Morris

                   8. Eli Morris, married Wells MM, to Esther Buyer


G. Zachariah Morris


Zachariah Morris, son of John Morris and Mary Symons, was born 23 Sep 1722. He was married l Nov 1752 to Ann Williams, who was born 12 Dec 1727-8, dau of John Williams and Sarah___. Ann died 28 April 1795, and Zachariah died 2 March 1809.


Chn: 1. Mary Morris, b 1755 Northampton co NC, d 13 Dec 1799 NC, m 20 June 1779 Richard Davis, s/o Joshua Davis of Dobbs Co. NC

       2. Isaac Morris, married 14 Sep 1788, to Millicent Bundy, daughter of Denisey Bundy, Wayne, Co, NC

       3. J eremiah Morris, , d 15 Sep 1826; married 22 Feb 1789 to Margaret Charles, daughter of William Charles, who died before 1789.

     *4. Thomas Morris, Sr., born 19 March 1769


G-4. Thomas Morris, Sr.


Thomas Morris, Sr., son of Zachariah Morris and Ann Williams was born 19 March 1769. He was married 19 Nov 1789 to Sarah Musgrove, who was born 3 Jan 1770 in Wayne Co., NC, dau of Caleb Musgrove (died 1791) and Elizabeth Cox (died 13 Oct 1800) Thomas was married a second time.

    Many Morris families joined the Great Quaker Migration, fleeing the slavery of the South. Their wagon train, including the Thomas Moorman family, left 18 Feb 1815, from Symons Creek MM, Pasquotank, NC, to Lick Creek MM, Washington Co., IN. They founded the Blue River Monthly Meeting in July 1815. They followed a trail near the NC-VA state line, west to Cumberland Gap, at the corner of VA, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Here they found a 1500-foot-mountain to climb to get to the top of the pass. No doubt, here they stopped while 2 or more teams of horses or oxen were hitched on the lead of each wagon to pull it up the mountain. Then the wagon was guided down the west side with its own team, the wagon being held by brakes. When all were over, they followed the trail northwest down a valley between high mountains, to Corgin, and on to Lexington. Here a trail turned north to Cincinnati, OH, and Richmond, IN, but they followed the newer trail northwest to the OH River at Charlestown Landing, about 15 miles up the river from Louisville. They, like others, crossed there rather than risk a ferry crossing nearer the falls of the OH. From Charlestown, they followed an old Indian trail northwest between 25 and 30 miles to Blue River, their future home. The trip took perhaps 8-10 weeks, for the most part through an unbroken wilderness, camping each night in the open. Here, near Blue River, each family selected a place for a home, usually located near a spring of flowing water. Their claims were composed of several hundred acres of level ground on the watershed, known for generations as “The Flat Woods” and the “Morris Neighborhood.”

    Thomas Morris, Sr. died before 1819, when daughter Elizabeth married Uriah.


Chn:*1. Elizabeth Morris, born 17 Sep 1790, Wayne Co., NC, became the second wife of Uriah Moorman, 22 July 1819 at New Garden MM, Wayne Co., She died 21 Dec 1848 (See Moorman family, Part VIII)

       2. John Morris, b 10 Oct 1792, d 9 Aug  1793.

       3. Anna Morris (twin), born 26 Aug  1794; married 23 April 1812 Marlborough Dist., South Carolina, Soloman Thomas, born 25 Nov 1792 son of Isaac Thomas (born 16 Nov 1767 and Rachel ___(born 19 Oct 1771)

       4. Hannah Morris (twin), born 26 Aug 1794, married John Lee.

                 *5. Aaron Morris, IV born 4 Jan 1797, d May 1832, m Nanny Thomas  born 27 Oct 1800 Chn: 1. Hannah Morris, born 18 Sep 1827, died 11 Aug 1851; m 2/wife Exum Elliott, (See Elliott Family, Part VIII) 

       6. Martha Morris, b 15 Jan 1799; d 10 Dec 1800

       7. Caleb Morris, born 17 March 1801

       8. Jonathan Morris, born 29 July 1803; died 25 Sep 1803.

       9. Sarah Morris, born 29 July 1804; married 7 Aug 1898 to James Jackson

   *10. Nathan Morris, b 8 Oct 1806, Guilford Co NC

   *11.  Thomas Morris Jr., born 7 April 1809; married #E-232. Nellie Osborn daughter of Rebecca Edgerton and Thomas Osborn (See Lamb Family Part II)

   *12. Mary Morris, born 12 July 1811; died 30 July 1853; married 19 Dec 1832 to Benjamin Benbow (See Benbow Family, Part VIII)

     13.  Celia Morris, born 14 Oct 1814, died 2 Nov 1889; married Henry Carter.


G-4(10) Nathan Morris Sr.



Nathan Morris Sr., son of Thomas Morris, Sr., and Sarah Musgrove, was born 28 Oct 1806 in Guilford Co., NC. He was married to Marian Benbow, dau of John Benbow and Charity Mendenhall, a sister of Lydia Mendenhall. (See Benbow, Mendenhall Families) The family moved to Grant Co., IN, in 1831. Marian died 11 Nov 1851. Nathan was married/2 16 Dec 1852, to Abigale Baldwin, born 15 Feb 1822, widow of John Peacock, and daughter of Charles Baldwin.


Chn: 1. Sarah Morris, born 3 Dec 1830; died 6 Oct 1854; m 24 April 1850, Back Creek MM, IN, to Micsh Baldwin (d age 20yr 9mo 21da)

       2. Charity Morris, born 1 Oct 1832; died 15 Nov 1833, Back Creek MM, IN 

       3.  Thomas Morris, born 31 Dec 1833; died 6 Oct 1854, Mississionewa, IN.

       4. John Morris VIII, born 18 Feb 1835; died 5 Sept 1854, Mississionewa, IN

       5. Ruth Morris, born 2 July 1836; died 6 Sept 1854, Mississionewa, IN 

       6. Exum Morris, born 15 June 1838; died 10 June, or 23 July 1901, near Burr Oak, Jewell Co., KS; m 23 Aug 1860 to Melissa Pierce

       7. Milly Morris, b 9 Dec 1839; m 25 Nov 1858, Back Creek MM, to Thomas Smith.

       8. Aaron Morris, born 3 Feb 1843, died 29 Oct 1851, Back Creek MM, IN

       9. Lydia Morris, b 31 Aug 1844, Fairmont, IN

     10. Nathan Morris, b 6 Mar 1846, d 22 Feb 1862.

     11. Selia Morris, born 26 Oct 1847

     12. David Morris, born 12 July 1849; died 12 Oct 1851; Back Creek MM, IN  

     13. Isaac Morris, born 8 June 1851, died 18 Dec 1851, Back Creek MM, IN


m/2 14. Miles Morris, b 23 Sep 1857; m Lucinda Jane

     15. Etta Morris, b 2 April 1860, died 6 May 1861

     16. Levi Morris, born 26 Jan 1862

     17. Mary Morris, born 30 Oct 1863


F-41(11). Mordecai Morris


Mordecai Morris, son of Joshua Morris and Hannah Anderson, was born in 1749. He was married in 1773 to Abigail Overman, daughter of Nathan Overman. He died 1831.


Chn: 1. Joshua Morris, m 1796 Margaret Henley, d/o J-11,111. Joseph Henley & Mourning Anderson (See Mayo-Henley Family, Part VIII)

       2. Mary Morris

       3. Thomas Morris, m 1807 Ann Henley, d/o Joseph Henley and Mourning Anderson (See Henley Family, Part VIII) 

       4. Mordecai Morris

       5. Benoni Morris, b 1784, m Rebecca Trueblood, dau of John Trueblood and Jemima Nixon

       6. Anderson Morris, married Mary Morris

       7. Abigail Morris, married Benjamin Pritchard

       8. John Griffith Morris, died in infancy

       9. Hannah Morris, died infancy





Meet the Edgertons   J. Howard Binns, KGS Library

Dodge City, KS

The Trueblood Family in America

Encyclopedia of Am. Quaker Genealogies    W. W. Hinshaw



The Symons Family


William Symons


William Symons, born in the 1620’s in England; died before 1682 in NC. He was married to Mary Conklin, and/or Mary Robins.


Chn:*1. Thomas Symons, born about 1648/9, East Hampton, Suffolk Co., NY

       2. William Symons, born 1650

       3. Rebecca Symons, born 1652

       4. Elizabeth Symons, born 1654

     *5. Jeremiah Symons Sr, born 1655 East Hampton, Suffolk Co., NY

         6. Mary Symons, born 1659

       7. Francie Symons, born 1659


1. Thomas Symons, Sr.


Thomas Symons Sr., son of William Symons, was born about 1648/9 in Suffolk Co., NY, and died 18 April 1706, at Pasquotank MM, NC. He was married in 1677, to Rebecca White, daughter of Henry White and Rebecca Arnold (See White Fam Part VIII.


Chn: 1. Paul Symons, born 20 Jan 1676

       2. Elizabeth Symons, born ca 1677 ; died young ?

       3. John Symons, born 22, 3mo, 1678, married Damaris White (See White Fam)  A John Symons, 2/hus to Miriam Winslow, d/o John Winslow and Mary Pearson (See Winslow  Family - Pt VIII)

       4. Francis Symons (dau), born 21, 4mo 1680; died 1687

     *5. Thomas Symons Jr., born 5 7mo 1682

     *6. Peter Symons, born  8 10mo 1684,

       7. Mary Symons, born 4d 12m 1687; m John Morris, see above

    *8. Elizabeth Symons, born 22d 2m 1691, married Zachariah Nixon (3) s/o Zachariah Nixon, Jr. and Elizabeth Page (See Nixon Family)


 5. Jeremiah Symons


Jeremiah Symons, son of William Symons, was born in 1655, in East Hampton, Suffolk Co., NY, d 21 July or Aug 1715, Pasquotank Co. NC; m 1670/79, to Ann __, born ca 1655, died  21d 6m 1715 in Pasquotank. Co., NC 


Ch: *1. Tamar Symons, born 4 Oct 1680, Pasquotank Co.; d 17 March 1717-20; m 15 Oct 1696, Samuel Bundy, Sr (See Bundy family)

       2. Deborah Symons, born 3d 9 mo 1683

       3. Jeremiah Symons Jr, b 20d 10m 1685; d 1704

       4. Samuel Symons

       5. Sarah Symons

*6. Mary Symons, m/1 5 Oct 1734, Joshua Albertson, s/o Nathaniel Albertson & Abigail Nicholson; m/2 permission given 3 Mar 1757 to m William Griffin, son of James and Sarah Griffin. (See Albertson Family, Part II)

       7. Ann Symons

       8. Elizabeth Symons, m James White           

            *Ch: Rebecca White, m 16 July 1801, near Symons Creek, to Thomas Morris, son of Aaron Morris, Jr., and Margaret Nicholson (See Morris Family, Part IV)


16. Peter Symons


Peter Symons, son of Thomas Symons Sr. and Rebecca White was born 4 Oct 1684, Pasquotank Co., NC. On 7 12mo 1705, he was given permission to marry. He was married 7 Feb 1706, Pasquotank, Co., to Martha Pritchard. Peter died 22 Aug 1715; Martha died 25 Feb 1718, both in Pasquotank, Co.  


Chn: *1. Jehosaphat Symons, born Sep 1708, Pasquotank Co., NC

*2.  Rebecca Symons, m 27 April 1774, wife/4 to Joshua Morris, son of Aaron Morris Sr and Mary Pritchard. (See Morris Family, Part II) 


161. Jehosaphat Symons


Jehosaphat Symons, son of Peter Symons and Martha Pritchard, was born in Sep 1708, in Pasquotank Co., NC.  He was married 6 April 1735, in Pasquotank Co., to Lydia (Linda) Bundy, who was born 1721, in Pasquotank Co., and died 1 Nov 1762, Pasquotank Co., dau of William Bundy and Ann Keaton. (See Bundy Family) The children were probably all born in Pasquotank Co. Jehosaphat m/2 Elizabeth ___, Jehosaphat died 23 Nov 1767. Elizabeth was born ca 1715, and died 23 Dec 1796.


Chn: 1. Sarah Symons, born 14 Aug 1736

       2. William Symons, 15 July 1741; d 8 Aug 1753

       3. Elizabeth Symons, 5 Aug 1743-d 10 Jan 1762

     *4. Mary Symons, born 13 Feb 1745, Pasquotank Co., NC: died 5 Dec 1813; married Josiah Bundy Jr.( See Bundy family)       5. Thomas Symons, 12 Dec 1746/7; d 8 Feb 1762

     *6. John Symons, born 25 Nov 1748/9; Probably the John Symons who married Elizabeth Morris, d/o Aaron Morris Sr and Mary Pritchard (See Morris Family, Pt II)

       7. Nathan Symons, born 16 Dec 1750/1

       8. Ann Symons, born 12 Mar 1753

       9. Jesse Symons, born 16 Feb 1755

   *10. Lydia Symons, born 20 Feb 1757; m/1 __ Davis; m/2 2/w of Aaron Morris, Jr. (See Morris Family, Pt II) 

     11. Penelope Symons, born 2 Oct 1758

     12. Millicent Symons, born 17 July 1762

The Pritchard Family



Henry Thomas Pritchard, was born 1620 in Wales, and died 2 Apr 1698, in Philadelphia, PA. His wife Barbara was born 1654 in Wales.


Chn  1. Ann Pritchard b: ABT 1665

       2.  Jane Pritchard b: ABT 1670

       3.  John Pritchard b: ABT 1672


       4.  Matthew Pritchard b: ABT 1676 in Wales, and died 26 Oct 1726 in Pasquotank Co NC; m 9 May 1699 to Sarah Mayo, b 1668 in Christ church, Barbados On 17d 4m 1711 Mathew was recommended for overseer. Mathew was the 4/husband of Sarah  (Mayo) Bird Culpeper Henley. (See Culpeper below) On 3d 2m 1729, Mathew’s death was reported. Thomas Pritchard was his sole surviving heir. On 6d 5m 1732 Thomas was recommended for overseer.


            Chn: 1. Thomas Pritchard, b 1702


       5.  Martha Pritchard b: ABT 1678 in Wales

       6.  Mary Pritchard b: 1680


     *7. Benjamin Pritchard b: 1684 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania



Benjamin Pritchard, son of Henry Thomas and Barbara Pritchard was born 1684. in Philadelphia PA He and his older brother, Mathew Pritchard (Prechet) and wife, and family, presented certificates from Philadelphia (signed 18d 9m 1700) to the Pasquotank Monthly Meeting, in NC. Benjamin was given permission on 9d 2m 1704, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to marry Sarah Elizabeth Culpeper, who was born 1689 in Philadelphia. dau of John Culpeper (See Culpeper Family below) and Sarah Mayo. (See Mayo family below)

    On 15d 10m 1720, Benjamin and Mathew were mentioned in the list of sufferings on account of church rated, or priests dues.

On 11d 4m 1722, Benjamin was recommended to be overseer. Sarah died 25 Dec 1723, in NC. Benjamin was married for the second time on 7d 6m 1729, to Isabel Newby, daughter of Gabriel Newby and Mary Ann Toms, widow of John Henley Jr. of Pasquotank Monthly Meeting. He died 21 July 1739. Isabel was given permission on 7d 4m 1744 to marry Thomas Pierce of Perquimens MM, NC.


Chn: *1. Mary Sarah Pritchard, born 26 July 1707. She was married 20d 6m 1724, to Aaron Morris at public meeting. (See Morris Family, Part IV) She died 10d 12m 1791


       2.  Elizabeth Pritchard b: 19 MAR 1709/10 in Pasquatank County, North Carolina; m 2 Oct 1731, Pasquotank MM NC, Joseph Morris, s/o John Morris & Mary Elizabeth Symons, at least 6 chn


       3.  Martha Pritchard b: 11 JAN 1711/12 in Pasquatank County, North Carolina, d 19 Jul 1788 Pasquotank co; m/1 2 May 1734 Pasquotank Co Nehemiah White (b 25 Feb 1712/13 Pasquotank, d Jul 1751; m/2 1 mar 1753 Pasquotank, Joseph Overman


       4.  Joseph Pritchard b: 1 NOV 1715 in Pasquatank County, North Carolina; m/1 1754 PasquotankSarah Bundy,  (b 23 Jan 1724); m/2 4 Mar 1740/41 Elizabeth White; m/3 3 May 1749 Pasquotank, Elizabeth Newby


       5.  Benjamin Pritchard b: APR 1719 in Pasquatank County, North Carolina


       6.  Sarah Pritchard, b 10 Dec 1723, d 21 Jan 1794 Perquimans co NC; m 1 Aug 1747 Pasquotank Co NC William Albertson (23 Oct 1724 Sutton Creek, Perquimans co NC, s/o Nathaniel Albertson & Abigail Nicholson



Other Pritchards


A Elizabeth Pritchard, married 16 Feb 1774 to Joshua Albertson, who was disowned for dealing in slaves; son John married Mary Bundy (3) (See Bundy family)

A Martha Pritchard was given permission to marry on 10d 2m 1731 to Joseph Morris


A Penniah Pritchard, d of Matthew Pritchard and Sarah Symons, married Joseph Winslow, son of John Winslow Jr and Caroline Nicholson (See Winslow Fam)



 “The Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogies,” 

by W. W. Hinshaw



The Culpeper Family


Generation 8.  Sir John Culpeper, of Bedgebury, Kent Shire, England.


Generation 7. Walter Culpeper, younger son of Sir John Culpeper was born in 1475, and died in 1516. He was Under Marshall of Calais. He inherited the Wigsell Estate in Sussex, England.


Generation 6. William Culpeper, son of Walter Culpeper, was born in 1509; died 1552; of Wigsell, Sussex, England


Generation 5. John Culpeper, Sr., son of William Culpeper, was born in 1530; died 1612; of Wigsell, Sussex, England.


Generation 4. John Culpeper, Jr., son of John Culpeper, Sr., was born in 1565; died 1635; of Wigsell, Sussex, England. He was a member of VA Company of Feckenham Co., Worchester.


Generation 3. Thomas Culpeper, son of John Culpeper, Jr., was born 1602; died 1652; of Middle Temple (London Law School). He was 1/7 Proprietor of the Northern Neck under the Charter of 1649. He was married in 1628 to Katherine St. Ledger, born in England. In 1649, they emigrated to VA.


Generation 2. John Culpeper (3), son of Thomas Culpeper, was born in 1633 in England. He lived in Albemarle, Carolina, (later NC.) and was Surveyor General of Carolina. In 1667, he became known as the Rebel in the Culpeper Rebellion. He probably died in what was to be South Carolina.


The Culpeper Rebellion (1677-1679) (Encyclopaedia Britannica)

“The Culpeper rebellion was one of the first popular uprisings in the American colonies against British authority. The northern, or Albemarle colony in Carolina consisted at that time of not more than 4000 persons. They were engaged, mainly, in the raising of tobacco, which they traded for necessities with New England merchants. but enforcement of the navigation laws denied them a free market outside of England, and heavy duties placed on every pound of tobacco sold was directed at keeping the northern merchants from their harbour. Resentment was fostered by refugees from VA, where Nathaniel Bacon’s rebellion had been put down with repressive measure, and by the New England men who were anxious to resume a profitable trade. All feelings of repression found an object in Gov. Miller, who in the absence of Governor Eastchurch, was at once the governor, secretary and collector. The insurrection came to a head in 1677 with John Culpeper as its leader. Culpeper had emigrated to the southern or Clarendon colony at about 1670, where he was commissioned surveyor-general, and was active in political life. At the time of the insurrection, he was said to have been a refugee from Clarendon where he was wanted for inciting poor planters to riot. Under his leadership, the first act of the insurgent settlers was to imprision Gov. Miller and seven proprietary deputies, that is, the entire council except the president whose sympathies they had won. They also appropriated some 3000 pounds and all public records, established courts of justice, appointed judges and convoked a legislative assembly. On 3 Dec 1677, they issued the first American manifesto entitled “Remonstrance of the inhabitants of Pasquotank to all the rest of the county of Albemarle” and signed by 34 persons. In an outline of the grievances justifying their rebellion, they protested against excessive taxation, the denial of a freely elected assembly and interference with the regular channels of commerce. Miller had no military forces at his disposal and the settlers were virtually unopposed. For two years, with Culpeper as governor, they exercised all the powers and duties of government and functioned as an independent commonwealth. When Eastchurch arrived from England the following year, he was not accorded recognition, but before he could enlist military assistance from the governor of VA, he died of a fever. The settlers, hopeful of a just settlement, sent Culpeper and his assistant Holdern to England, promising submission to proper authority. But Gov. Miller had in the meantime managed his escape and was in England to greet Culpeper with charges of treason and embezzlement. Culpeper submitted to trial, but requested that, if pardon was denied, he be allowed trial in Carolina, where the events charged had taken place. This was not necessary for he found support in the influential earl of Shaftesbury, himself a proprietor, who defended him claiming that no regular government existed in Albemarle and that Culpeper’s actions were not treasonable. Culpeper returned to South Carolina in 1680 where he surveyed and laid out Charles Town (now Charleston).”


Generation 1. John Harlow Culpeper (4), son of John Culpeper (3), was born in 1664, of Albemarle, Carolina. John (4) was married 23 Oct 1688, second husband to Sarah Mayo, the widow of Valentine Bird. She was born in 1668 in Barbados. John died in 1695.

    Sarah was married/3 in 1693 to Patrick Henley, who was probably born in Ireland, and who died 28 Feb 1698 (See Mayo-Henley Family, Part VIII)


Chn: 1. Robert Culpepper, b 1670 Barbados

        2. Sarah Elizabeth Culpepper, b 1689 PA, d 23

           Dec 1723 NC; m 4 Nov 1704 Pasquotank co

           NC, to Benjamin Pritchard ( See above)



“The Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogies,”

by W. W. Hinshaw

“The Trueblood Family in America”

“Ray’s Index to Hathaway’s,” p 30

“N. C. Hist. and Gen. Register”

“Encyclopaedia Britannica” Vol III, p 203

“One Ladd’s Family,” by Ruth Cline Ladd. KGS Library,

Dodge City, KS


The Bowen Family

From “History of Randolph Co., IN” (1882) Greensfork Township


“Altogether, Spartansburg is a fine little town. When first laid out, the name of the place was Newburg, but for some reason it was changed to Spartansburg. It is one of the few interior villages in Randolph which are having a vigorous and solid growth. A large number of houses have been erected during five or six years past. Its prosperity is now threatened by the fact that the new railroad east and west misses Spartansburg about one and a half miles. The people, however, do not seem alarmed at the prospect.

    There are two hotels, two churches, a graded school, two sawmills, a corncracker, a planing-mill, a tile factory, two smith shops, two wagon shops, two shoe shops, etc., and a brisk business is maintained.

     Distances: Union City, eleven miles; Ridgeville, twenty-one miles; Lynn, six miles; Huntsville, twelve and a half miles; Harrisville, ten miles; Farmland, twenty-one miles; Bartonia, four miles; Bloomingsport, ten miles; Winchester, twelve miles; Rural, nine miles.”


Generation 3. Joseph Bowen was born in Wales, and emigrated to America around 1700, apparently unmarried at the time. He died in Chester Co., Penn.


 (There was a Seth Bowen, married ca 1760’s to Miriam Kelsay, born about 1746 Salem Co, NJ, daughter of Rev. Robert Kelsay and Miriam Smith, and a friend of Rev Robert’s, Rev. Job Sheppard who married Katherine Bowen in 1748-See Part V)


Generation 2. . Levi Bowen, son of Joseph Bowen, was born in Willistow, Chester Co,,  Pennsylvania. He was married to Esther Ide, who was born 17 Jan 1747/8, Rehoboth, MA, dau of Timothy Ide, who was born 31 March 1719, and died 1763, and Esther Bosworth.


Gen 1. Ephraim Bowen Sr


Ephraim Bowen, Sr., son of Levi Bowen, was born 22 Oct 1769, in Chester Co., Pennsylvania. He emigrated to Mason Co., Kentucky, and was married there 26 Aug 1798, to Hannah Hale, who was born in 1777, in Baltimore, MD, and died 1 Sep 1844, Greensfork twp, Randolph Co IN.

She was dau of James Hale who was born 1737 in England and died 1801 in Kentucky, bur Clarks’s Run, and of Catherine Baird, born 1741 in Wales, and died 1836 in Randolph Co., IN, buried Spartanburg, or Arba Cemetery. They moved to Green Co., OH, in 1795, 7 years before OH became a state.

Chn: 1. Rebecca Hale, b ca 1768 Eastern Shores, MD

       2.  Joseph Hale b: 1770 in Eastern Shore, Somerset, MD

       3.  Lydia Hale b: 1772  Eastern Shores, Maryland

       4.  John Hale b: 25 NOV 1775 Baltimore, MD

       5.  Hannah Hale b: 1777 in Baltimore, Maryland

       6.  James Hale b: 1778 in Baltimore, Maryland

       7.  Thomas Hale b: 1780 in Clinton, MD

       8.  Silas Hale b: 1781 in Laporte, IN


1.   Repository:

Name: Family History Library

Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA

Title: Ancestral File (R)

Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Publication: Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998

Abbrev: Ancestral File (R)


Ephraim was a soldier in the War of 1812, and the Co. Historian states that he was an honest, upright, God-fearing man, considered “pretty well-off” for those times.


In Ohio, Ephraim owned a 86 acre farm. He wanted to sell it and move to IN, but Hannah objected to taking the children away from the schools and society into the wilderness, and opposed the move. The children were anxious to move and besought Hannah continually to let him sell the farm. “Mammy, do let him sell the farm. Oh, Mamma, do let him go, do let him go.” until she finally gave up and consented. Ephraim moved from OH in a big Shaker wagon with a load of “plunder” and arrived at Randolph Co., IN, on 22 Oct 1814, the day he was 45 years old, the 4th settler in the wilds of Randolph, and northernmost of the four. North and northwest of him was an endless wilderness, except a few soldiers at Fort Wayne and Fort Dearborn, Green Bay and Mackinaw. He then went back for his family, (then 6 children). Ephraim entered the NE Quarter of Sec.28, Twsp 16, Range 1. His patent was signed by Pres. James Madison. Hunting was splendid, and game plenty in the woods. Deer, turkeys, bears (and wolves) were abundant. There were about 11 white people living in the territory of the county. Having no neighbors but the uncivilized Indians, they were thrown upon their own resources to clear a homestead from the unbroken forest.

    Squire Bowen reported: “We moved into the thick, green woods. We would cut out the trees a foot and under, grub the undergrowth, pile and burn the logs, girdle the big trees, and kill them by burning brush piles around them.”

    (During this time the children began to complain to their mother about the lonesome condition, and Hannah would remind them of their own words when they had begged so hard to come.)

     “Plenty of wild plums and grapes (and some blackberries) were to be found. The plums and grapes grew on the banks of the creeks, and along the edges of the (wet) prairies. There were different sorts, red and purple, small and round, but very sweet and good, better than most tame plums. Some grapes were fall grapes and some winter grapes. The blackberries grew on the ‘windfalls.’ There was one near Spartansburg. There were crab-apples, but too sour to use, and papaws, but no one would eat them. The woods were full of weeds of many kinds, and of pea-vines, and horses and cattle lived well on them. Some places had been burned over, and the woods, in those spots, were open like a big orchard.

     “I knew Johnny Cornstalk, the Shawnee chief. My mother-in-law once made him an overcoat. He was a large, portly, fine looking, genteel Indian, strait as an arrow. He once came (with his wife) to my father’s on horseback, to tell him that they had found a bee-tree in his woods. They rode up. Cornstalk dismounted, but his wife sat still upon her horse, tall, straight and lady-like, genteel, dressed richly in Indian fashion, with a beautiful side-saddle and bridle, and a fine pony. Mother said, “Won’t you light?” Spry as a cat, she sprang off, and they went into the house. she was waiting for an invitation. They were a stately elegant-looking couple. Cornstalk told father of the bee-tree, and father went and cut the tree down and gathered the honey and gave Cornstalk half. I knew Chief Richardville 5 miles above Fort Wayne, on St. Mary’s river. He was a Miami Chief, had a large, brick house and was rich. His daughter dressed Indian fashion, but very grand and stylish. He was a good, honest, genteel, friendly man, and much respected, both by the Indians and white men. We made bricks one season at Fort Wayne, and saw him often.

    “The last time I went to Fort Wayne was in 1829. Several tribes drew their payments there for years after Fort Wayne was laid out as a town. The Indians around here were Shawnees. They would trap in April and May, and then go back to their towns. The squaws would plant and raise the corn, and dress the skins. The men did the hunting and the women did the work. At one time at Fort Wayne, 13 Indians were killed during one payment in drunken fights.

    “We would catch wolves in a wolf-pen. We could pay our taxes with the ‘scalps.’ A wolf-pen was made, say 6’ long and 4’ high, of poles for bottom, sides and top, the size of your arm. The top was made like a ‘lid,’ withed down to the pen at one end, and so as to lift up at the other. The lid would be set with a trap so as to fall and catch the wolf and fasten him into the pen. The bait would be deer meat. To kill the wolf, take a hickory switch and make it limber by ‘witheing’ it, i.e., twisting it limber. Make a noose and slip it through the pen and around the wolf’s neck, and lift him against the top of the pen and choke him to death. If the wolf were shot and bled in the pen, no more wolves would come into it. One big wolf, father undertook to choke, but the dogs wished so much to get in at him, that we let them in, but the wolf fought them terribly, and whipped the dogs out, till father put an end to the battle by choking him in dead earnest.”

     Ephraim was perhaps the first Justice of the Peace in Greensfork, performing his first marriage in 1819. He was an intelligent, devoted Methodist, and did much to help plant the foundations of religion in this western wilderness. When Ephraim completed his first cabin, the first article taken inside, was the Holy Bible. His dwelling was the “preacher’s home,” and a preaching station for more than thirty years. All the Methodists in the region were there, and others, perhaps 30 persons.

     Squire Bowen reported: “The first religious meeting was held in father’s cabin. Stephen Williams exhorted. Perhaps in 1815. The first sermon was preached there also, in 1815, by Rev. Holman, of Louisville, Kentucky, text, Isaiah: ‘Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then is the hurt of dau of my people not recovered?’ It was a good Gospel sermon, and was food to the hungry souls longing to be fed in the wilderness.

     “We used to go to meeting to Dwiggins’ house (near Newport) and they would come up to our house. The Methodist meeting house near Dwiggins was warmed thus. They had a box, nearly filled with dirt, standing in the middle of the floor, and would make a fire with charcoal in the box. That house never had a stove in it, but was warmed in that way as long as it stood, 15, or 20 years. They would have a rail-pen near the church to hold the coal, and carry it in as it might be needed. Mrs. Bowen (Elizabeth Dwiggins, Squire’s wife) says she has carried many a basket of coal to replenish the fire.

     “The first (Quaker) meeting house was at Arba, built by the Friends in 1815, and used for church and schoolhouse both; I went to school there four or five years. Afterward they built a hewed-log church, and had a stove in it.

     “In plowing, when father first moved, we used a bar-share plow; and a wooden mold-board. I could tell tales by the hour of those old times, but is not worth the while to print so much of an old man’s gossip.” All of the products of the farm that were not used for home consumption were marketed at Fort Wayne, a distance of about 90 miles. The only means of conveyance was a wagon drawn by oxen. They were compelled to cut their own road through the dense wilderness. It required from 16 to 20 days to make the trip and return.

     Squire Bowen reported: “The ‘Quaker Trace’ was begun in 1817. James Clark, with 25 or 30 men started with three wagon loads of provisions, and also a surveyor and chain, etc., and they marked ‘mile trees,’ and cut the road out enough for wagons to pass. They wound around ponds, however, and big logs and trees, and quagmires, fording the Mississinewa above Allenville, Randolph Co., and the Wabash just west of Corydon, Jay Co., and so on to Fort Wayne. My brother, James, and myself first went to Fort Wayne (with a four horse team) in 1820. James himself had been on the trip a year or so before that. We took our feed along for the whole trip, as there was but one house from one mile north of Spartansburg to Fort Wayne. At Black Swamp we had to wade half-leg to knee deep, walking to drive. (We always had to do that) After that first trip, we always took oxen, generally three yoke for a team. No feed was needed for the oxen, for they could be turned out to pick their living. Our load was commonly about 2,500 pounds of bacon, flour, etc. Bacon would be 10 to 12 cents a pound, and flour $7 to $8 a barrel. The trip would take about two weeks, and we expected to make about $40 a trip. It would take 8 days to go, 3 days in Fort Wayne, and 4 days to return. Once an ox team came through in 3 days, which was the quickest trip ever made. We would unyoke the oxen, ‘hopple’ them, put a bell upon one of them and turn them out. For ourselves, we would build a fire by a log, cook supper, throw down an old bed on the leaves under a tent stretched before the fire, and lie down and sleep as sound as a nut. We would start early, drive till 9 o’clock and get breakfast, and let the oxen eat again. From 2 to 6 teams would go in company. Sometimes the teams would get ‘stuck,’ but not too often. If so, we would unhitch the ‘lead yoke from another team, hitch on in front, and pull the load through. Once only I had to unload. I got fast in the quicksands in crossing the Mississinewa. We got a horse from a settler, carried the flour to the bank of the river on his back, hitched the oxen to the hind end and pulled the wagon out backward.”

     The older children had a brief attendance with school in OH. But all obtained a fair common education at Arba, in the old log pioneer schoolhouse, used as a Friends’ Meeting House.

     In early times, there was a distillery above Arba. Considerable whisky was drank at gatherings, and as a natural result, many got “groggy” by its use. In the pigeon roosts, one locality of which was near Spartansburg, the trees were loaded with nests, built of sticks, somewhat like baskets swung to a limb, the inside being beautifully lined with soft and tender moss. Pigeons would live on mast. Hogs would keep fat nearly the year round, during the fall and winter upon the mast, and in the summer upon wild pea vines, which grew 2, or 3, feet high, and as thick as thick clover. Hogs would run in the woods and grow wild.

     The old ones would be marked, and then the whole drove running with these old ones would be claimed by the same owner. But where none in a herd were marked, the herd belonged to nobody, and any person might kill such. They would fatten themselves wholly without corn, and entirely upon oak, hickory and beech mast. James Bowen reported: “We used to go to mill to Newport, to George Sugart’s mill, but oftener to White Water, to Jere Cox’s mill. Sugart had a little ‘corn-cracker’ run by water power. The buhr went around no oftener than the wheel did. Sugart would throw in a bushel of corn, and go out and swingle flax, etc, for an hour or two, and then go in attend to his grist again. Awful slow! One day a hound came in and began licking up the meal as it came in spurts from the spout. It did not come fast enough for him and he would look up with a pitiful howl, and lick for more meal!”

     Ephraim would send his boys the 14 miles to mill on horseback. Sometimes they would go with a wagon and take a load, go 20 miles to Cox’s Mill, get it ground, and then it would take 2 days. Often the settlers had to go over to the Big Miami for provisions. Two men would join teams, and go with four horses, and bring a big load. Pork was $1.50 a hundred net, and sometimes $1.00, or even less than that. As late as 1835, when Ephraim’s son James was Justice, James rendered judgment on a debt, and the defendant said he had wheat at Jeremiah Cox’s mill, and that he could not get 12 and a half cents a bushel, in money to pay the debt. At Newport, Jonathan Unthank sued David Bowles for $5.00, balance on a store debt. Benjamin Thomas said he had as good wheat as ever grew, and he could not get 12 and a half cents a bushel, in money, to pay his taxes!

     After the death of Hannah 15 Sep 1844, the care of Ephraim fell to his son Squire. (Squire and his family lived on the home-place with his parents. When he retired in 1867, it was taken over by his son James D Bowen, and family) Ephraim died 20 Aug 1858, both in Randolph Co., IN. His obituary says: “He was a fine specimen of the hardy pioneers who subdued the wilds. Courageous, honest, industrious, devout, intelligent, energetic, upright, humble, he was the very image and ideal of an aged patriarch of the olden time.” At his death there were 70 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren.


Chn: A. Nancy Bowen, b 1799; m 20 April 1820, Robert Thompson; 6 ch; All dead 1882 Nancy d 1869, bur White Water, Wayne Co., IN

     *B. James Colier Bowen, born in 30 Sep 1801

    *C.  Jane Bowen, born 27 Sep 1803. Married Joshua Small, son of Joseph Small and Clarkey Perisho (See Small Family)

    *D. Squire Bowen, born 1805

       E. Rebecca Bowen, born 12 May 1807(1811); married 7 Jul 1831 Randolph Co (2/wife) to David Semans; 14 chn; Rebecca died buried near Gilead, Miami Co., IN

       F. Hannah Bowen, born 1814; died 1904; married James Harrison, 5 chn; Hannah buried at Hollansburg, Darke Co., OH.

      G. Rachel Bowen, born 1816, Greenfork, IN; m William Davis; chn; res St. Cloud Co., KS, Rachel died 1902 bur New Enterprise, Wabash Co., IN

    *H. Ephraim L. Bowen


B. James Colier Bowen


James Colier Bowen, son of Ephraim Bowen, Sr., and Hannah Hale, was born in 1801, in Green Co., OH, and came to Randolph Co., IN in 1814, when he was 13. He grew up in the woods, and married Elizabeth Jeffrey 1 Oct 1829. She died in 1879, aged 68. James living, aged 81 in 1882, somewhat feeble. He was Justice of the Peace 9 years; a Methodist in religion, and a Democrat in politics. He lived within 1/2 mile of the spot where his father settled in the forest more than 68 years before. He owned a large farm, and deeded considerable land to his children. They had 14 children, nine living in 1882. James died 17 May 1884, was buried at Arba, Randolph Co., IN.


Chn: 1. Mary Ann Bowen, married Harris; res Wayne Co., IN; 2 chn

       2. Benjamin P Bowen, res near Gilead, IN; 6 chn

       3. Ephraim J Bowen, had 1 ch; died before 1882

       4. James R Bowen, res Wayne Co., IN, 2 chn

       5. Sarah E Bowen, m Harris, res Washington Twnsp; 5 chn

       6. Lewis C Bowen, res east of his father; 5 chn

       7. Celestina Bowen, m Flatters, res near father; 5 chn

       8. Joseph W Bowen, lives at home, unm

       9. Isaac W Bowen, lives at home, 3 chn


D. Squire Bowen


Squire Bowen, son of Ephraim Bowen, Sr. and Hannah Hale, was born 10 April 1805, in Greene Co., OH. He moved with his parents to Randolph Co., IN, in 1814. He was married 18 Aug 1829 to Elizabeth Dwiggins of Wayne Co., IN, for over 53 years. They settled 2 1/5 miles from Spartansburg, IN, the farm his father entered a quarter section of land, and lived there, until 1867, when they moved to Arba. They lived in that village 9 1/2 years, then moved to Spartansburg. Both were still living in 1882. They had 12 children, 4 boys and 8 girls, nine of whom were still living in 1882. With one exception, they all lived within 10 miles from the old homestead. Squire died in 1889, and was buried at Spartanburg.


Chn: 1. Hannah BOWEN b: 15 JAN 1832

       2.  James Dwiggins BOWEN b: 23 DEC 1832 in Randolph Co, IN

       3.  Ruth A. BOWEN b: MAR 1839 in IN

       4.  Lydia Adaline BOWEN b: 9 JUL 1840 in Randolph Co, IN

       5.  Caroline E. BOWEN b: 2 JUL 1851 in Arba, Randolph Co, IN

       6.  Squire Columbus BOWEN



D-1. James Dwiggins Bowen


James Dwiggins Bowen, son of Squire Bowen and Elizabeth Dwiggins, was born 23 Dec 1832, in Greensfork Township, Randolph Co., IN. He was born and raised on the farm entered by his grandfather. He was married 13 Sep 1855, to Mary E Chenoweth, dau of John B. and Sarah B. Chenoweth, of Carroll Co., Maryland, and lived in Arba, IN.

    In 1873, he owned the farm, which consisted of 200 acres, of which 140 acres were in a “high state of production.” The house was a large two-story structure, situated on a beautiful knoll, surrounded by shade trees. He was Enrolling Officer of his township during the Civil War, an appointment from the Government; he made 3 trips to the front to look after the sick and wounded soldiers from his district. In addition to farming, he owned a mercantile business at Spartansburg and Arba, and a pork-packing business at Richmond, and an interest in a mercantile and grain business in Lynn, also in Randolph Co. He was a Township Trustee, Justice of the Peace, a Ditch Commissioner, a staunch Republican, a Methodist, and a Mason of Bethel Lodge No. 250.

    They had nine children, 3 boys and 6 girls, all living in 1882. Two of his sons were engaged with their father in Business at Lynn, one as a partner, the other as clerk.


H. Ephraim L. Bowen


Ephraim L. Bowen, son of Ephraim Bowen and Hannah Hale, was born 20 March 1819, on the family homestead, in Greensfork Township, Randolph Co., IN. A farmer, he remained at home assisting his father until 20 years of age, and was then married to Ruth Dwiggins, of Fort Wayne, IN, and began farming for himself. His place in 1882 consisted of 280 acres of good land. Ruth died 5 Aug 1858. They had 8 children, six living in 1858, all were later married and had children. Ephraim was married/2 to Mrs. Anna J. Corbett, who was born 16 Dec 1827, in NC, and came to Randolph Co., IN, as a child with her parents, John and Mildred Thornburg. Ephraim, still living in 1882, was a Mason, Bethel Lodge, No. 250, and a member of the Christian Church. Ephraim L  died 1901, was buried at Spartanburg.


Chn: 1. James H. Bowen, died 12 Sep 1874

       2. Elizabeth Bowen, living in 1882 

       3. Hannah L Bowen, living in 1882

       4. Mary E. Bowen, died 12 May 1876

       5. Jennie Bowen, died 1 July 1877

       6. Squire C Bowen, living in 1882

m/2 7. Julia M Bowen, living in 1882

       8. Rose L Bowen, living in 1882

       9. Lulie L Bowen, living in 1882

     10. Clarence E Bowen, living in 1882




History of Randolph Co., IN  (1882) Greensfork Twsp

The Bowen Book, 1814-1914