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THE ROUTH FAMILY OF RANDOLPH COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

 

Lawrence W. Routh speculated that it was probable that some members of the family

of Jacob Routh (of Sandy Creek) followed the migration of "hundreds of citizens

of the Piedmont section of North Carolina" across the mountains into present day

Tennessee, and that accounted for the lack of information on some of these

descendants. In order to identify possible individuals from the family of Jacob

Routh of Sandy Creek who may have joined our Jacob Routh (1745) in that

migration, we have tried to put together the first few generations of that

family. Unfortunately we only copied the first part of Lawrence W. Routh's book

THE ROUTHS OF RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. We were interested in finding records of our

Jacob Routh who left Randolph County shortly after 1790. The research files of

Lawrence W. Routh seemed to yield much more information as he concentrated in his

book on later generations and had amassed a great deal of information on the

later Routh descendants of Aaron, Joshua and possibly Jacob Routh Jr. and allied

families.

 

FIRST ROUTH GENERATION IN RANDOLPH COUNTY

 

JACOB ROUTH of Sandy Creek He was Said by Lawrence W. Routh to be a probable son

of Zacchariah or Zaccheus Routh who had been on the 1759 Rowan County Tax list

with Jeremiah Routh and susequently was cited at an Orange County Court in 1763.

This seemed to be Zaccheus (1717) son of Lawrence and Mehitable [____] Routh.

Lawrence W. Routh thought this Jacob Routh was born about 1755. He was over age

45 in the Randolph County Census in 1800. If he is the Jacob Routh witness on

the John Sanders' Will in 1751, he is considerably older than Lawrence W. Routh

suspected. He may have been married before arriving in Randolph County. He

married 1. about 1778 MARY or POLLY or MOLLIE YORK daughter of Henry and Elinor

[____] York. Henry York's brother was Seymore York to whom the Earl of Granville

gave a 640 acre land grant in 1756. The land was located in the North East part

of what became Randolph County,NC on Sandy Creek. Jacob married in his later

years 2. Randolph County, NC on March 29, 1824 SARAH ALLRED or ALDRIDGE daughter

of John and Margaret [Cheney] Allred. It is not certain just where Jacob was

living before 1788, but on June 20, 1788, Jacob Routh purchased 120 acres of

land on Sandy Creek that had originally been part of the York Grant. As follows-

JACOB ROUTH purchased from William and Charity Fields for £50 "hard money", 120

acres of land "on Sandy Creek, Randolph County, NC granted to Semor York from the

Earl of Granville on August 1, 1758 to William Ingelson Jan. 20, 1759, to Semor

York 1774, also all rights of said Silvana York and Semor York to William Field"

Witnessed by John York and John Chambers. From Randolph County, NC Land Deed

Abstracts, Books 1-5, 1779-1794 by Barbara Newsome Grigg. Copied at Randolph

County Library, Ashboro, NC On the General Index to Real Estate Conveyances,

Randolph County this was listed as being in Book 3, page 315. In this same year

Jacob purchased an additional 108 Acres from Shubal York, witnessed by Aaron

York (Uncle of Mollie)and Edmond York (Brother of Mollie) in Book 3, page 327.

Shubal York was son of Seymore York and a first cousin of Mollie [York] Routh,

and evidently lived near them according to tax records. Between the years 1800

and 1824 Jacob Routh accumulated a great deal of land from the following

individuals: James Crabtree, John Routh, John Walker, William Welborn, Daniel

Clark, Jonathan Bain, William York (Mollie's brother who went to TN) David Fox et

al. Lawrence said the land was all in the Sandy Creek area. Here Jacob Routh

and his family lived among members of the York family, relatives of his wife, for

the rest of his life. Lawrence believed he died at Sandy Creek about 1830. Jacob

Routh appeared in the 1799 Tax list of Randolph County along with Henery Routh

and Jeremiah Routh. Jacob owned 228 acres of land by this date. By the 1803 Tax

List Jacob Routh owned 472 acres of land and now was cited with Henery Routh,

Jerimiah Routh and Isaac Routh. It appears that a son named Isaac had come of

age between 1799 and 1803. CHILDREN: Jacob and Polly [York] Routh as found in

Lawrence W. Routh's book "The Routh's of Randolph County" and according to the

text was based largely on the 1790 Census record which indicated 6 males under

16. This family however only accounts for five sons in 1790. 1. JEREMIAH ROUTH

born about 1780, no further information 2. AARON ROUTH born 1783, 3. MARY ROUTH

born 1784, married Oct. 23, 1807 JOHN HALL, no further information 4. MALE ROUTH

born about 1785 no further information 5. JOSHUA ROUTH born 1788 6. MALE ROUTH

born about 1789 no further information 7. MALE ROUTH born about 1791 no further

information 8. JACOB ROUTH JR. born 1795

 

If the sons of Jacob Routh are listed chronologically in the 1799 and 1803 Tax

lists, then the approximate ages given by Lawrence W. Routh need to be

reevaluated. Henry was probably the eldest son, followed by Jeremiah and then

Isaac.

 

Based upon information that Lawrence Routh gathered after the publication of his

book sometime in the late 1970's or early 1980's (face plate had no date) and

particularly because of the 1799 and 1803 Tax Lists I would give these children a

different birth year estimate and birth order as follows- + 1.HENRY ROUTH

(named after his maternal grandfather)born about 1779, married Apr. 5, 1837

ELEANOR ALLRED "Nelly". Henry was not yet identified when the book THE ROUTHS OF

RANDOLPH COUNTY, NC was published. Henry does not appear on the L&P Index at any

time. 2. JEREMIAH ROUTH born about 1780, Listed on 1799 and 1803 Tax Lists.

Jacob Routh deeded 64 acres of land to Jeremiah in 1806, Book 11, page 101,

according to the Randolph County L&P Index. That is the last record found for

Jeremiah in Randolph County, he may have gone to East Tennessee. 3. ISAAC ROUTH

born 1778-1782 After 1803 he disappeared from the records + 4. AARON ROUTH

bout 1783, died 1866, married 1. MARY ROACH born VA 1790, died about 1855,

married 2.in 1864 LUCINDA UNDERWOOD. 5. MARY ROUTH born about 1785, married Oct.

23, 1807 JOHN HALL No further information + 6. JOSHUA born about 1788, died

1872, married 1. ELIZABETH TURNER "Betsy", married 2. DELILA FOSTER 7. MALE born

about 1789, 8. MALE born about 1790, 9. JACOB ROUTH Jr. born 1795.

 

The 1800 Census shows Jacob's household with 1 male under 10 (Jacob Jr), 3 males

10-16 (Aaron, Joshua and unknown male), 3 males 16-26 (Henry, Jeremiah and Isaac)

and 1 male over 45 (Jacob) 1 female 10-16 (Mary) and 1 female 26-45(Mollie York)

 

ISAAC ROUTH born by 1778-1782 was placed with this family for the following

reasons- 1. On the alphabetized 1799 Tax List of Randolph County there are three

Rouths in a sequential group. The Rouths were alphabetized by their last name

only and appeared- Jacob Routh listed with 228 acres of land followed by Henery

Routh and Jerimiah Routh neither of whom owned any land. This looks like Jacob

Routh of Sandy Creek with two taxable age sons, all on the home farm. This is

assuming "Taxable age" at 21, it may be less. 2. In the 1803 Tax List for

Randolph County, NC there are now four Rouths in the sequence- Jacob Routh with

472 acres of land followed by Henery Routh, Jerimiah Routh and Isaac Routh. The

last three named have no land and are listed as 1 white poll each. This list is

NOT alphabetized at all and looks like Jacob Routh now with three taxable age

sons, all working the home farm. 3. If Isaac is one of the unidentified males

above he along with Henry would seem to have been born before 1782 to be on the

tax list. The addition of another son would be consistent with the 1790 Census

record which shows 6 males under age 16. Isaac does not show up on the Randolph

County Land and Property Index, nor is he listed in Randolph County Marriage

Records. He does not show up on either the 1800 or the 1810 Census Records of

Randolph County. So he came of age after 1799 and before 1803 or born 1778-1782.

 

The mystery of the two remaining unidentified males in Jacob's family might be

solved by the appearance of two unidentified Routh males in the marriage records

of Randolph County, NC. There were only two individuals that Lawrence W. Routh

had not identified by notation on the copy of the Randolph County Marriage

records in his Collection. They were ANDERSON ROUTH and MOSES ROUTH, and both men

were connected in some way to Jacob's family.

 

ANDERSON ROUTH was the bondsman, when Henry Routh was married in 1837. So

Anderson was at least 18 or 21 at that time or born before 1816. He has not been

found in other records of the Randolph County, NC area at a later date. There is

a record of an Anderson Routh marriage to Mahala Rumley Mar. 10, 1842 along with

a Jacob Routh marriage to Margaret Rumley Sept. 19, 1833 both in Harrison County,

IN. According to both THE FAMILY OF JOSEPH ROUTH by Tom Turpin and also Ross

Routh's THE ROUTH FAMILY REVISITED these men, as well as the others named Routh

in the Harrison County, IN marriage records are children of James and Rebecca

[Gower] Routh. Both Anderson and Jacob said to have been born in Knox County,

TN. The name Anderson is not that common a name and for that reason the

similarity of names is of interest ANDERSON ROUTH married Randolph County, NC

Dec. 10, 1840 JEMIMA CAVANESS, Anthony Hays was the bondsman (Edmond Hays who was

married to Mollie [York] Routh's first cousin, Martha York, was the bondsman on

three Sandy Creek Routh marriages, a Lewis Hays was bondsman on one other.) The

witness to both Anderson and Moses' marriage was Jno. B. Troy, who was probably

a clerk issuing the Licenses. He was witness on at least six marriages in Jacob

Routh's family. Aaron Routh's probate papers indicate a William Chamness was paid

for making a coffin for Aaron. Is this the same name as Cavaness?

 

MOSES ROUTH married Dec. 17, 1843 ELIZABETH RIGHTSELL, Laban M. Fox bondsman (A

Rightsell or Wrightsell family lived near the Rouths on Sandy Creek) In William

Riley Routh's probate records 1866, a piece of land was sold to pay his debts and

that land was described as being on Sandy Creek adjoining land of John

Wrightsell. The following Land transactions listed in the Randolph County L&P

Index for Moses indicate that John Wrightsell was frequently part of his land

transactions.

 

Aaron Routh Deeded 148 acres of land to MOSES ROUTH in 1848 (Deed Book 28, page

42) MOSES ROUTH sold 113 acres of land to John Wrightsell in 1853 (Deed Book 29,

page 147). MOSES ROUTH and Elizabeth Routh et al deeded to John Wrightsell

property (with no description in the index) in 1873 (DeedBook 37, page 516) and

this was in the midst of a series of Land transactions between 1872-1874 all

dealing with the estate of Joshua Routh and by known heirs of Joshua Routh decd.

Not sure why Moses would be included in any distribution of Joshua's estate. The

heirs of Joshua were listed and Moses name was not included. Why would Moses

have rights in this land? Who was included in the "et al"? MOSES ROUTH and

Elizabeth Routh gave a Mortgage deed to Henry Y. Kivett in 1879 (The York family

intermarried with the Kivett family) on 148 acres of land. (Deed Book 43, page

23). This was possibly the same 148 acres he originally received from Aaron

Routh. MOSES ROUTH and Elizabeth deeded 26 acres of land to Minus Ward in 1880

(Deed Book 47, page 262) We did not copy the Index beyond this date. Note that

Jacob Routh of Sandy Creek obtained 300 acres of land in 1824 from David Fox et

al (Deed Book 16, page 113) and this sounds like it could be an estate sale. So

Jacob Routh had dealings with the Fox family. Was Laban Fox, who was bondsman at

Moses' marriage part of that family? Moses stayed in Randolph County, lived in

the Sandy Creek area and certainly seems to be part of this Routh family. See

Timeline 1700 for an earlier man named Moses Routh "of Maryland" whose

descendants are found in Guilford County, NC.

 

There are two other men named Routh who may be important to our research, they

are JAMES ROUTH and JOHN ROUTH.

 

JAMES RUTH born before 1755 and lived in the northern part of the County near

Jacob of Sandy Creek. The first record found for James is in Randolph County's

first tax list in 1779. In this Tax list taken during the Revolutionary War,

James was assessed threefold because while he submitted an inventory for his

taxes, he refused to take an Oath of Allegiance. Since the collection of taxes

was still being carried out by the representatives of the Proprietors who were in

turn representatives of the Crown, it raises the question of just which side was

the allegiance to? James owned at that date 50 acres of land , 3 cows and a

horse. By the 1785 Randolph County Tax list he owned 160 acres of land, but

there is no record of any land purchase in the L&P Index to this date. In the

year 1788 he signed a petition to prevent the relocation of the Randolph County

Court. The signers of this petition were all from the northern part of the

County where the Court was then located, and James' name appears directly next to

that of Jacob Routh of Sandy Creek and Edmond York who was Jacob's

brother-in-law. In the 1790 Census 1 male over 16 1 male under 16 4

females On page 288 with Jacob Routh of Sandy Creek This census was in a series

of alphabetized lists. In the 1800 Census 1 male under 10

1 male 16-26 1 male over 45 3 females under 10 1

female 10-16 1 female 16-26 1 female over 45 James was over 45 and thus born

before 1755 which makes him a likely candidate to be a brother of Jacob Routh of

Sandy Creek. He did not appear in the 1810 Census and would have been hard to

miss as this is an alphabetized list. James received some sort of unspecified

property in 1812 and the Grantor was listed as "Jacob Hale (Saml Atty)" which is

not very clear (Deed Book 12, page 203). In the only other entry for James in the

Index, James Routh conveyed 128 acres of land to James Cox in 1815 (Deed Book

13, page 406) and without reading the Deeds themselves it is not certain that

James was still a resident of Randolph County at either date. The names of his

wife and children are not known. James did not move to Tennessee with Jacob and

Joseph Routh, but he may have followed them or simply settled in some other area.

He also may have stayed in Randolph County and died there. He too may have been

the father of Anderson and Moses Routh. James disappeared from Randolph County

Records.

 

JOHN ROUTH There are even fewer records for John. He always seemed to be located

near our Jacob Routh (1745), Joseph Routh, and Isaac Redfern and was in the group

that lived in the southern part of the County. The first record found for John

is in Randolph County's Tax list of 1785 and he is in a different district than

Jacob of Sandy Creek and James Routh. John is with Joseph Routh and Joseph Moon

and this is the list that "Our Jacob" does not appear in at all. But that same

year, 1785, Isaac Redfarn, Joseph Routh, Jacob Routh (1745) and Edward Routh all

sign a petition to try and get the Court of Randolph County moved closer to the

center of the County from its location in the north east portion of the County,

but John for some reason did not sign this petition. In the 1790 Census John is

still near Joseph Moon, Joseph Routh, Jacob Routh (Jr) and Isaac Redfern in the

southern part of Randolph County and listed- 1 male over 16 2 males under 16

2 females In 1800 John receives 43 acres of land from William and Martha

Bell (Deed Book 8, page 153) and within the year he conveyed 43 acres of land to

Jacob Routh (Deed Book 8, page 195). Without reading the actual deed it is not

certain whether John was still a resident of Randolph County at the date of the

transactions. John is not in the 1800 Census or in the 1810 Census and the only

clue to his age may be the fact that he did NOT appear in the 1779 Tax List of

Randolph County. Either he was not yet of age or he was not yet in the County.

John Routh also disappeared from Randolph County, NC records.

 

 

 

 

 

SECOND ROUTH GENERATION IN RANDOLPH COUNTY

 

 

HENRY ROUTH Son of Jacob and Mollie [York] Routh born about 1785, died 1852,

married Randolph County, NC Apr. 5, 1837 ELEANOR ALLRED "Nelly" and ANDERSON

ROUTH was the bondsman. His probate papers indicate he left a will, but no part

of it was included in "Randolph County Estates" listed RCGSJ XV #2, Spring 1991,

and heirs were not listed. David McMasters was Executor on his estate and his

Inventory was taken in Feb. 1852. They are known to have children as a grandson

name Isaac Routh operated a grist mill and sawmill near Gray's Chapel Church. And

had sons Daniel "Bud", John, and Wesley.

 

AARON ROUTH Son of Jacob and Mollie [York] Routh born 1783, Inventory taken Nov.

5, 1866 "Randolph County Estates" listed RCGSJ XV #2, Spring 1991 James O'Dell

was executor on his estate, he left a will which was not printed in the article ,

married 1.Randolph County, NC Oct. 23, 1807 MARY ROACH and the bondsman was

Aaron's uncle, Edmond York. Mary was born VA 1790, died about 1855, married 2.

Randolph County, NC Jan. 31, 1864 LUCINDA UNDERWOOD who survived him. The

bondsman at the second marriage was John R. Swafford. He lived between Gray'S

Chapel Church and Millboro and according to Lawrence W. Routh. CHILDREN: Aaron

and Mary [Roach] Routh 1. SARAH or SOPHIA ROUTH born 1805, married PINCTNEY

DAVENPORT and had 9 children 2. DELILAH ROUTH born 1811, died June 14, 1875,

buried Sandy Creek Baptist Church, married Randolph County, NC Feb. 7, 1829 ABRAM

YORK (second cousins once removed) son of John and Martha [White] York born Nov.

14, 1808, died Jan. 30, 1892, buried Sandy Creek Baptist Church. Had eight

children. 3. LUCY ROUTH born 1814 4. JOHN ROUTH born 1819, died 1864, married 1.

Randolph County, NC Oct. 16, 1839 NANCY HAYS with Oliver Cox bondsman, married

2. Randolph County, NC Dec. 29, 1855 MARTITIA J. STOUT and John Underwood was the

bondsman. L.W.R. says he lived near his father and had a son named Samuel Routh

who lived near the village of Julian. Samuel had a son John Wesley (1878-1960).

5. JEMIMA ROUTH born 1825 6. SYTHIA ROUTH born 1829

 

JOSHUA ROUTH Son of Jacob and Mollie [York] Routh, born 1788, died June 22, 1873,

married 1. Randolph County, NC Apr. 7, 1810 ELIZABETH "Betsy" TURNER and Edmond

Hays was bondsman, married 2. DELILA FOSTER. He was a founding member of the

Gray's Chapel Methodist Church and most of his decedents attended the church.

He had probate records- left, a will written in 1872 which was not quoted but a

petition for dower rights by second wife listed the names of his heirs. CHILDREN:

Joshua and Betsy [Turner] Routh + 1. ZACHARIAH ROUTH born 1812, died 1884,

married AGNES SPOON + 2. ISAAC ROUTH born 1814, married LILLY ANN CUDE +

3. ALFRED ROUTH born 1816, died 1897, married Aug. 16, 1838 POLLY GRAY and

Zeno W. Cox was bondsman + 4. LORENZO ROUTH born about 1818, married ALEY

HAYES 5. WILLIAM RILEY ROUTH born about 1820, died 1865, married Randolph County,

NC Dec. 26, 1862 EMILY FOUST with Lewis Hays bondsman., Killed during the Civil

War. No children. His estate in 1866 listed besides his widow his siblings as

heirs. 6. JESSE ROUTH born about 1822, Killed during the Civil War before May 6,

1862 when an Administrator's bond was issued to Reuben Smith and witnessed by

Alfred Routh and David McMasters. A notation on his inventory states that Were it

not for creditors the possessions of Isaac would legally belong to his father,

Joshua Routh. Jesse never married. The creditors made it necessary to sell his

land to pay his debts. That land interestingly enough was described as "175

acres on Brush Creek" Jesse was not shown in the L&P Index as buying or receiving

any land in Randolph County- ever. How did he come to own this land? Is this

land once owned by Jacob Routh of B. Creek, the man Lawrence called Jacob Routh

Senior? And was Jacob of B. Creek really his grandfather, Jacob of Sandy Creek?

7. POLLY ROUTH married WILLIAM P. ALLRED and heirs listed in her father's 1872

probate records were by initials- W.A; S.C.; B.F.; and Martha E. In 1873 B.F.;

Franklin, and Alsey Allred were listed as minors. Martha J. and B. F. seemed to

be children of S.C. decd by 1866.

 

8. REBECCA ROUTH died before 1866 when husband Willis represented minor son

Thomas J. Steele who was one of the heirs of William Riley Routh, married WILLIS

STEELE and had a sons Wm Thos and Thomas J. Steele 9. CYNTHIA ROUTH 10.DELANIA

ROUTH She was listed in father's probate 1872 records as "Winny" and Winny D.

Routh, and signed one document "Winna Delena"

 

 

THIRD ROUTH GENERATION IN RANDOLPH COUNTY

 

ZACHARIAH ROUTH Son of Joshua and Betsy [Turner] Routh born 1812, died 1884,

married Randolph County, NC Mar. 30, 1837 AGNES SPOON daughter of John and Sophia

[____] Spoon. They had a houseful of children of their own but took in the four

children of Zachariah's brother Isaac after he left town. Zachariah applied for

and received an Administrator's Bond on Nov. 6, 1849 and a and a Guardian's Bond

for minor heirs on May 7, 1850. CHILDREN: Zachariah and Agnes [Spoon] Routh 1.

JOSEPH ALSON ROUTH born 1838, died 1910, married Randolph County, NC Apr. 30,

1865 P. JANE PUGH and P. R. Pugh was bondsman. They had daughter Zula who

married Seward Nelson. 2. JOSHUA MARION ROUTH born 1840, died 1898 and Inventory

taken July 15, 1898, married Randolph County, NC Oct. 27, 1866 HANNAH SARAH

JULIAN "Sallie" and William M. Routh was bondsman. They ha children: Orien P.

1867-1939; J. Page 1871; Balfour Z. 1873; William Vernace 1875; Velia who married

____ York; and Culberson C. born 1883. In L&P Index they sold land in 1874 to

Isaac F. Julian and to Lorenzo W. Julien 3. JOHN M. ROUTH born 1840, died 1849 4.

WILLIAM MANLEY ROUTH born Jan. 14, 1843, died 1914, married 1. Randolph County,

NC Mar. 23,(or 25) 1866 MARTHA JANE ALLRED daughter of Jonathan and Nancy [Allen]

Allred who died 1901. They had children: Virginia or Jenny who married Alvis

Underwood; Zorada who married Eli Cicero Hamilton; Endora who married ____ Cates

and Cicero Fordella Routh who married Sarah Ellen Strickland He married 2. SARAH

____. William Manley enlisted June 1861 in Company M of the 22nd Regiment North

Carolina Troops called "Randolph Hornets" and served nearly four years in the

Army of Northern Virginia. 5. ALEXANDER ROUTH born 1845, died 1846 6. ALEXANDER

NEESE ROUTH born 1848, died 1927, married MARTITIA JULIAN and had children J. F.;

Cora married ____Walker; Balfour; Agnes married ____Pugh, Causey, Monroe, Esther

married ____White and Walter Routh. 7. SOPHIA ANN ROUTH born 1855, died 1895

married S. F. SMITH 8. CICERO ROUTH born 1855, died 1864 9. P. AUGBURN ROUTH born

1856, died 1930, married MINNIE TROGDON and had children: Wister; Walter; Roy;

Ila and Alvis 10.E. LAFAYETT born 1858, died 1902, married LEE McMASTERS and had

children Ernest; Erastus; Clyde; Cicero; Clarence; Ollie; Verlie; Eula and Else

11.MARY ROUTH born 1861, died 1866 12.THOMAS ROUTH born 1864, died 1866

 

ISAAC ROUTH Son of Joshua and Betsy [Turner] Routh born 1814, married LILLY ANN

CUDE (one source says daughter of Timothy) but Internet files indicate that she

was the daughter of James Cude and grandaughter of Timothy. In her 1845 letter

Lilly said her mother was Lann Giles, but Internet says Mary Findley. The family

of James and Mary [Findley] probably correct as they had a daughter Sylvania Cude

born 1808 and it was to Sylvania that Lilly wrote the letter. This was not a

marriage made in heaven. Lilly found other men more attractive than her husband,

Isaac. She ran off and Isaac asked his brother Zachariah to care for and rear

his children. Isaac too left the area, he obtained a divorce and joined the Army

for the Mexican War,(1846-1848) he received a discharge after that war but he

never returned to Randolph County, and was never heard from again. The NCGSJ

(North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, May 1985 ) Vol. XI no. 2, page 104

has a letter written by Lilly on Feb. 23, 1845 to Clemmons and Silvana Allred

whom she calls brother and sister, and her family back in Randolph County. In

this letter she says she has taken her mother's name and is now known as Miss

Lann Giles and she is living with an elderly lady in Chesterfield County, VA .

She says she never expects to return or to see her children again, and

specifically mentions youngest child, daughter Silvana. She expresses great love

for one Zimore Harding and an abiding friendship for one Emberson Simelery

(Emerson Lineberry). She expresses no fondness at all for the Ruths and says

they beat her, but she fails to mention that she twice attempted to murder her

husband, Isaac Routh. Once with poison and again by stabbing him. When she ran

away it was with one of her lovers.

 

CHILDREN: Isaac and Lilly [Cude] Routh Listed in order found on Guardian Bond for

Minor children in 1850 (usually listed in chronological order), and no longer

minors when listed in their uncle Jesse Routh's probate records in 1862. The

usual definition of Minor is an individual under the age of 18. Assuming that,

the four children below were born before after 1832 and before about 1844 when

their mother deserted the family. The birth dates below are all estimates. 1.

TINIA ROUTH born about 1833(also Petima, Partima and Fatima) married before 1863

D.M. or MERIDA HOLDER "Dick" 2. WILLIAM CLAY ROUTH born Randolph County, NC April

4, 1835, died there Sept. 12 1910, married Jan. 12, 1858 REBECCA H. NELSON

daughter of William M. and Catherine [Lineberry] Nelson born Randolph County, NC

Dec. 28, 1835, died there Sept. 12, or 27, 1900. William served in the

Confederate States Army during the Civil War. He was a potter and a farmer.

Both he and Rebecca were buried at Gray's Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery. In

1873 he gave a Mortgage deed for 103acres of land to Samuel Nelson et al (Deed

Book 38, page 227). They had Children all born Randolph County, NC Eldora; Mary

E. born Dec. 29, 1858, died Nov. 5, 1882; Clark, William Vansickle born 1862;

Katie born abt. 1864, James C. born 1870 and Jannie Bell Routh born Oct. 21,

1872, died Sept 7, 1907. William and all of his children lived their entire lives

in Randolph County. 3. JAMES M. ROUTH born about 1837. Signed Petition in William

Riley Routh's probate records in 1866. In 1873 probate records of Joshua Routh

he was "living in Indiana". 4. SYLVANIA ROUTH "Vanie" born about 1840, married

after 1863 and before 1873 MADISON JULIAN

 

ALFRED ROUTH Son of Joshua and Betsy [Turner] Routh born 1816, died 1897, married

Aug. 16, 1838 POLLY GRAY CHILDREN: Alfred and Polly [Gray] Routh 1. MARY ROUTH

married ____ HAYES 2. ISAAC ROUTH probably married BARBERY ____ according to L&P

Index. Isaac Routh and Barbary et al deeded 1* acres of land to the Board of

Education in 1883 (Deed Book 55, page 88) 3. LORENZO ROUTH 4. JOSHUA ROUTH 5.

CICERO ROUTH 6. ORLENDO ROUTH

 

LORENZO ROUTH Son of Joshua and Betsy [Turner] Routh born about 1818, married

ALEY HAYES born 1812, CHILDREN: Lorenzo and Aley [Hayes] Routh 1. ELI ROUTH 2.

JESSE ROUTH 3. WARREN ROUTH 4. WOSLEY ROUTH (Wesley?)

 

 

 

THE FAMILY OF MOLLIE YORK

 

While Lawrence W. Routh had extensive files on York, Allred and other allied

families that were part of the Lawrence Routh Collection at the Randolph County

Library, the constraints of time limited our research to the Routh and Redfern

families. The construction of this York family is with information found on the

Internet There are numerous discrepancies in these York files and we have made no

effort to assess the accuracy of the research. I am hoping to establish that

relatives of Jacob Routh of Sandy Creek who were part of the migration from

Randolph County, NC to East Tennessee in the 1790's, and if possible to identify

those individuals here and in Tennessee.

 

JEREMIAH YORK Born 1701 or 1710 in Baltimore County, MD, died Randolph County, NC

Oct. 11, 1784, married SARAH SEYMOUR who was born 1700-1710 in Olney, Buckingham,

England, daughter of John and Johannah [____] Seymore CHILDREN: Jeremiah and

Sarah [Seymour] York 1.ELIJAH YORK 2.JESSE YORK + 3.SEMORE YORK born about

1727 Pipe Creek Settlement, Carroll County, MD ,died Feb. 8, 1793 at Sandy Creek,

Randolph County, NC married about 1749 SYLVANIA L. ALDRIDGE OR ALLRED. 4.JEREMIAH

YORK born about 1730 in Frederick County, VA, died about 1797 in Mason County,

KY, married MARY THOMAS and seems to have lived in 1762 in Frederick County, VA.

 

5. JOHN YORK born about 1730 Randolph County, NC (date and/or place of birth for

either Jeremiah or John seems to be an error), died Randolph County, NC May 11,

1758, married 1. HANNAH DEAVER, married 2. Baltimore County, MD Oct 16, 1752

SARAH HORNER. + 6. HENRY B. YORK born Aug. 6, 1732 Pipe Creek Settlement

,Carroll County, MD, married ELINOR ____ 7. JOSEPH YORK born about 1734 Pipe

Creek Settlement ,Carroll County, MD 8. THOMAS YORK born about 2734 Sandy Creek,

Orange County, NC, married about 1750 ELINOR ALDRIDGE 9. SARAH YORK born May 4,

1735 Prince Grove, British Parrish, VA 10.JAMES YORK born about 1736 11.AARON

YORK born about 1738 12.WILLIAM YORK born about 1740

 

 

 

SEMORE YORK Listed here because several of his children were part of the

Tennessee migration. Son of Jeremiah and Sarah [Seymour] York born about 1727

Pipe Creek Settlement, Carroll County, MD , married about 1749 SYLVANIA L.

ALDRIDGE OR ALLRED, daughter of William and Elizabeth [Symons] Allred. This man

received a loarge land grant from the Earl of Granville on Aug. 1, 1758 located

at Sandy Creek, then Orange County, now Randolph County, NC. Jacob Routh

purchased a portion of that land in 1788. CHILDREN: Seymore and Sylvania L.

[Aldridge] York 1. JEREMIAH YORK born Randolph County, NC between 1752-1755, died

Oct. 9, 1835 Grainger County, TN, married 1. SARAH ALLRED, married 2. After 1814

TAMER ____. 2. SARAH RACHEL YORK born Randolph County, NC Dec. 3, 1755, died

there May 2, 1816, married 1. 1773 JOHN WELBORN, married 2. After 1805 ELIAS

COWAN or according to another researcher she married 2. PETER KIVETT. 3. DORCUS

YORK bornRandolph County, NC 1757, married ISAAC or ISIAHA BECK 4. SHUBAL YORK

born Randolph County, NC about 1759, died Posey County, IN 1816, married 1. ____,

married 2. Nov. 26, 1805 MARY GRIMES 5. SEMORE YORK II or Jr. who was born about

1762 at Sandy Creek, Randolph County, NC and died after 1840 in Grainger County,

TN, married ELIZABETH ____and moved to Grainger County, TN before 1797 where

their sixth child was born. He married 2. Jefferson County, TN Oct. 16, 1804 ANN

ELIZABETH WOODS (Record 534 lists his name as Simon York and hers as Ann Woods)

and had four more children. His son ENOCH YORK born Virginia May 25, 1790 was

listed in Grainger County, TN in the 1830 Census. Semore had at least six other

children born in Grainger County, TN, they were Martha born Jan. 1, 1797; John

Nelson born 1799 then by second wife, Sarah born about 1805; Elizabeth born about

1808; Riley born about 1810 and Harrison York born about 1812. 6. TABITHA YORK

born Randolph County, NC, died Jan. 1860 married about 1789 SOLOMON TROGDEN 7.

ISAAC H. YORK born Randolph County, NC 1766, died there 1806 after being bitten

by a copperhead snake, married ELEANOR ALDRIDG or ALLRED 8. JOHN YORK born

Randolph County, NC Feb. 2, 1772, died Sept. 3, 1859, married 1793 MARTHA WHITE

and had 8 children, one of them was ABRAHAM YORK born Nov. 14, 1808 who married

Feb. 7, 1829 DELILAH ROUTH, daughter of Aaron and Mary [Roach] Routh and

granddaughter of Jacob and Mollie [York] Routh . He is possibly the John York age

50-60 living Sevier County, TN in 1830. His daughter SARAH YORK married DAVID

COCKRUM and their children born between 1803 and 1826 were all born in Grainger

County, TN. 9. MARTHA YORK born Randolph County, NC 1773, died 1861, married

EDMUND HAYES who was a bondsman when Aaron Routh married Mary Roach, when Jacob

Routh of Sandy Creek married second wife Sarah Alred and when Joshua Routh

married Elizabeth Turner. 10.JABEZ YORK born Randolph County, NC Apr. 19, 1776,

died 1855, married Oct. 29, 1800 ELIZABETH WHITE.

 

HENRY B. YORK Son of Jeremiah and Sarah [Seymour] York born Aug. 6, 1732 Pipe

Creek Settlement ,Carroll County, MD, died about 1817 in Wilkes County, NC,

married 1. ELINOR ____, married 2. Jan. 15, 1789 Randolph County, NC MARGARET

LENDERMAN daughter of Henry and Eve [Dorthy] Lenderman. He moved about 1800 from

Randolph County, NC to Wilkes County, NC. CHILDREN: Henry B. and Elinor [____]

York 1. MOLLIE YORK born Randolph County, NC 1757, married about 1778 JACOB ROUTH

of Sandy Creek 2. EDMUND YORK born Randolph County, NC before 1758, married

MARGARET ____. He was living right next to "Jacob Routh of B. Creek" in the 1779

Randolph County, NC Tax List.

 

3. WILLIAM YORK born Randolph County, NC about 1760, died Knox County, TN 1832,

married 1. ELIE ____, married 2. BARBARA ALLRED 4. RICHARD YORK born Randolph

County, NC about 1762 5. SAMUEL YORK born Randolph County, NC about 1766, died

1868, married ELIZABETH ____. 6. ELI YORK born Randolph County, NC Aug. 15, 1771,

died there Apr. 22, 1853, married Northumberland County, VA Jan. 13, 1774

SUSANNAH HARDEN 7. SUSANAH YORK born Randolph County, NC 1774 8. ELIZABETH YORK

born Randolph County, NC before 1789, married DANIEL THORNBURGH CHILDREN: Henry

B. and Margaret [Lenderman] York 9. ELI YORK born Randolph County, NC Dec. 9,

1789 10.EVE DOROTHY YORK born Randolph County, NC Oct. 15, 1792 11.SARAH YORK

born Randolph County, NC Oct. 10, 1794 married JOHN PHILLIPS 12.HENRY YORK born

Randolph County, NC Jan. 2, 1796, married POLLY ELLIS 13.ELIZABETH YORK born

Randolph County, NC Sep. 30, 1798 14.ZILPHA YORK born Wilkes County, NC Nov. 29

, 1801, married OREN THOMAS DOWDY 15.LEONARD YORK born Wilkes County, NC Jan. 28,

1804, married SUSSANAH LENDERMAN

 

 

 

 

Henry York Will 8 March 1817 In The Name of God Amen Henry York of the county of

Wilkes and the state of North Carolina being very weak of body but of perfect

mind and memory thanks be to God calling unto mind the morality of my body and

knowing that it is appointed for all men to die do make and ordain tis my last

will and testament that is to say principally and first of all give and renounce

my soul into the hands of the Almighty God that gave it and my body. Remand to

the Earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my

exseutive nothing doubting at the general resurrection. Shall receive the same

again by the mighty power of God and as touching such world by estate where with

it has pleased God to help me in this life. Give? and dispose of the same in the

following manner of form. First I ordain my beloved wife Market to be executive

of my estate the during of her ? and if she should marry again she is to have but

a child's part. To my son Henry I give one hundred acres of land on the south

side of the tract and to my son Leonard I five the old tract were I now live and

after to death of beloved wife all my estate shall be equally divided amongst my

daughters that is to say the daughters of my last wife Market but if she is to

marry than all my estate is to be sold by my executors George Wheatly and Daniel

McDaniel and for my children of the first wife as I think I have given them more

than the younger children will get so I bequeath unto each one dollar and I do

hereby utterly disblame revoke all and every testament and wills in ?? whereof I

have here unto got my hand and seal this 8th day of March in the year of our Lord

one thousand eighth hundred and seventeen. Signed sealed on his last will and

testament in the presence of us: David Thronbergh Henry Lenderman Dan McDaniel

Henry York (his mark)

 

 

 

 

1830 CENSUS OF EAST TENNESSEE Jefferson County, TN, page 309 WILLIAM YORK

0101001-222001 (40-50) Sevier County, TN, page111 JOHN YORK 31002001-020301

(50-60) Grainger County, TN, page 358 ENOCH YORK 0201101-2121001 (40-50)

Enoch was a son of Seymore II and Elizabeth [____] York he was born VA May 25,

1790, died Ider, DeKalb County., AL in May 1883, he married Nancy Hill. This list

probably not complete. These names appeared on pages already copied when looking

for Rouths and Adamsons. Need to look up the surname YORK in the index of -1830

CENSUS EAST TENNESSEE, by Bryon Sistler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA DELAWARE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

 

 

CHESTER COUNTY was one of the original Counties in Pennsylvania established in

1682. It was originally called Upland County. The name of the County, and the

Township of the same name, was changed with the arrival of William Penn, who with

encouragement of some of his followers renamed it Chester, for the town of that

name in England.

 

DELAWARE COUNTY was established in 1789 from the eastern most portion of Chester

County. It is bounded on the south by the state of Delaware south east by the

Delaware River, East on the City of Philadelphia and on the West by Chester

County. It contains what was known in the earliest days of Chester County as "The

Welsh Tract".

 

THE WELSH TRACT was envisioned as a "Barony" in a promise made to the Quaker

residents of North and SouthWales when William Penn was recruiting Quaker

settlers to come to America. William Penn issued a warrant from the Proprietors

for forty thousand acres of land to be laid out in one continuous tract on 13th

1st mo. 1684. The tract would constitute a single municipal entity, without

intrusion from unwanted persons. As with the Congregationalist Puritans in New

England, when they spoke of Religious freedom, they really meant a strict

adherence to their own beliefs and customs. The Townships of Radnor, Haverford

and Merion bordering on the City of Philadelphia were inhabited entirely by

Quakers and governed by Quakers. And most of those people were Welsh. It was

said that for many years the language of choice was the Welsh language and that

Welsh Quakers were unable to understand William Penn when he came to preach at

the Haverford meeting about 1700. The Quaker population spread to Townships of

Darby, Ridley and all the rest of the Townships. The Welsh Township of Merion

was cut off from their tract and became part of Philadelphia. By 1691 the Welsh

population in the remaining Townships of Haverford and Radnor had agreed to being

annexed by Chester County and to pay Tax or Rate to support the needs of their

Community. They agreed to support the Government but not the Military. A later

migration of Welsh Quakers was located across the Skuykill River at the Gwynedd

Meeting. The Adamson family were at Haddonfield, NJ and moved about 1726 to,

Springfield, Bucks County, PA and were for a time members of the Gwynedd MM.

 

Many of the names of the Allied families in the ROUTH and ADAMSON genealogy were

residents of Chester County, PA. There was a large migration of these people in

1733 when they moved to Frederick County, VA. The land records suggest that

there was another group of Quakers from Chester and Bucks Counties, PA moved to

Frederick County, VA in the early1750's, and many of the individuals in both

groups moved thence into North Carolina. The Opequon or Hopewell MM records for

that crucial time period when our ancestors were in Frederick County, VA were

destroyed by fire.

 

Moon, Thornburgh, Beals/Bales, Mills, Hammer, Leaky, Douglas, Cox and Wilson are

some of the more familiar names but there were many others. Simcock, Mendenhall,

Sanders, Whitaker, Dodd, Beeson, Baldwin, Brown, Dutton, Large, Blakely, Stout

all figured into the interrelationships.

 

ChesterCo.doc

 

 

 

 

CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF ROUTH RECORDS TIMELINE

 

There was more than one Jacob Routh living in Randolph County, NC, but most

records have been sorted out. References in this text to "Jacob Routh of Sandy

Creek" are for the other Jacob (1755) in Randolph County, NC, the man who lived,

raised a family and died in Randolph County, NC. Any reference to "our Jacob" is

for Jacob (1745) who married Martha Redfern and moved to Tennessee in the early

1790's.

 

 

1650-1660 Internet record quoting THE HISTORY OF KENT COUNTY, MARYLAND, page 29

Lord Baltimore was granted the "Easter Shore of the Cheasapeake Bay". That area

of Virginia that became Maryland. It seems to be referring to the Isle of Kent-

In 1650-60 arrived the families of BURGESS, (BROSHER?) RINGOLD, HYNSON, JONES,

WICKES, SMYTH, LEEDS, PACA, CHASE, PEARCE, CHAMBERS, TELGHMAN, THONTSON, WROTH

(Routh) and other well known names whose descendants figure prominently in KENT.

 

1652 JOHN ROUTH, 1652, by John Pouncey, ______ Co. From "Early Virginia

Immigrants 1623-1666" by George Cabell Greer, Clerk Virginia State Land Office

1912, Page 285 Note: My guess is that John Pouncey was the agent responsible for

bringing John over to this Country. The size of land grants in Virginia were

often determined by "headrights" accruing to each free man. Agents were known to

pay for the passage of individuals to gain the benefit of their head rights in

acquiring land, which more than offset the cost of passage.

 

1683 LAURENCE ROUTH of Hawes married Ann Metcalf also of Hawes May 24, 1683 They

were Quakers and members of the Richmond Monthly Meeting of Quakers , which

included the parishes of Hawes and Aysgarth in Wensleydale. Located in the

North East of York, Both the Richmond and Thirsk MM were part of the York

Quarterly meetings. The place of the marriage is not clear but they may have been

married in the house of someone called Robinson who lived at Countersett. There

was another marriage for Margaret Routh of Hawes to John Metcalf of Carperby on

December 11, 1684. From Internet correspondence with Jeff Sutcliffe of Birstall

West Riding of York, a professional genealogist, in England

www.jeffsutcliffe.co.uk/ancestorsearch

 

168?-1688 "ROUTH, LAWRENCE with his wife Ann, emigrated from 'ye Hawes' in

Yorkshire, England; at first landed in Maryland, and for a short time sojourned

in Talbot County. He arrived within our limits about the year 1688, and settled

in Chester Township, and called his place Weston. He was a friend, but little

else is known of him as he died in 1691. His children were Thomas and Lawrence,

born in England; Rachel born in Maryland and Francis born in Pennsylvania. In

1693 his widow intermarried with Humphrey Johnson of Chichester". From HISTORY OF

DELAWARE COUNTY, PA, FROM THE DISCOVERY OF THE TERRITORY INCLUDED WITHIN ITS

LIMITS TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1862, Written under the Direction and Appointment of

the Delaware County Institute of Science by George Smith, MD, page 497

 

1688 RECORD of the COURTS OF CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA 1681-1697 "James

Saunderlaine and Caleb Pusie as Attorneys to John Nicholson past over a Deed

dated ye 25th day of ye 12th moneth called February 1688 unto Lawrence Routh for

a Plantation and Pmisses Conteining 300 cares lying upon Chester Creeke" From

OUR ROUTH FAMILY by Ross Holland Routh, page 9

 

 

1691 On 10 Mar 1691 John KINSMAN of Chichester, yeoman, to John EYRE of

Chichester, laborer. John KINSMAN for £15 grants to John EYRE a tract in

Chichester bounded by land of Humphrey SCARLETT containing 100 acres. Signed John

KINSMAN. Delivered in the presence of Joshua FEARNE, Joseph COEBOURN, John BEALE

and LAWRENCE ROUTH. Recorded 10 Mar 1693 (A1:B162). From an Internet query asking

for information on John EYRE. Note: John Kinsman married Chester MM Feb 15,

1684/5 Hannah SIMCOCK daughter of John. Hannah's brother Jacob was grandfather of

Sarah Simcock who married Francis Routh Jr). Their daughter Elizabeth KINSMAN

born the following November married Nov. 13, 1704 Concord MM John DUTTON son of

the immigrant John Dutton and they had a son Kingsman DUTTON born 1715 who

married Anne ROUTH daughter of Francis ROUTH Sr and Barbara (perhaps Barbara

Howell).

 

1691 LAWRENCE ROUTH died in Chester County, PA June 16, 1691 Probate Court,

Chester, Pennsylvania "Att An orphants Court held Att Chester ffor the County of

Chester the 6th day of march 1693/4...." "Humphry Johnson Being Bound to Apere

Att this Court of orphants to Give In An Acount of the Estate of Lawrence Routh

Deseased:...." Johnson asked for and received a continuance until the 13th day

of this month "The orphants Court Court held Att Chester ffor the County of

Chester A Cording to Ajornment the 13th Day of march 1693/4...." At this date

Humphrey Johnson presented an Inventory of the Estate of Lawrence Routh and an

Appraisal taken by Caleb Pusye, Randell Vernon and Robert Carter. There was also

the following- "An Account of the age of the Children of Lawrence Routh when he

Deceased. Tho: Routh was A bout 6 years of age Lawrance Routh was A bout 4 years

ad * old Rachell Routh a boute 2 years and * old ffrances Routh Aboute 8 months

old" Humphrey Johnson and John Beal jointly posted the bond with the Court. Note:

This from a copy of two printed pages from an unidentified source in a files of

the Lawrence W. Routh collection at the Randolph County Library, Ashboro, NC.

The Heading on page 306-307 says "Records of the Courts of Chester County,

Pennsylvania 1681-1697" and seems to be the same pages reproduced in OUR ROUTH

FAMILY by Ross Holland Routh, page 9-10. This was Lawrence Routh born about 1660

in Hawes , North Yorkshire, England, died Chester County, PA June 16, 1691. The

widow, Ann [Metcalf] Routh, married in 1693 Humphrey Johnson. Of possible

significance is the fact that John Beals' full name was John Jacob Beals.

 

1693 RECORD of the COURTS OF CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA 1681-1697 "The widdowe

Routh past a Deed of 50 Accers of land to John Beals the land lying in the

Township of Chester the Deed bearing Date the 13th day of the tenth month 1693"

Note: Ann [Metcalf] Routh was forced to sell a piece of land to meet her

expenses. She received permission from the Courts and sold 50 acres to neighbor

and friend, John BEAL.

 

1710- LAWRENCE ROUTH Listed as Lawrence Routh (or Ruth) "A First Settler of

Piscataway" in the year 1710 (This was the date of Thomas' birth and probably the

first written record for Lawrence) PISCATAWAY TOWN RECORDS 1668-1805, lists- the

births of children born in Piscataway - THOMAS ROUTH Mar. 5, 1710, EDWARD ROUTH

Mar. 25, 1713, ZACHEUS ROUTH Dec. 3, 1717 and LAWRENCE ROUTH June 26, 1719

children of Lawrence and Mehitable Routh.

 

Note: From "The First Settlers of Ye Plantations of Piscataway and Woodbridge,

Olde East New Jersey 1664-1714" A Period of Fifty Years, Vol. I-VI, by Ora Eugene

Monnette, B.A. FBK LL.D. 1931, Vol. I pages 74, 93-96, Vol.II pages 229-238

(Cinti Library 929.1 N53p 6 Vol. + Index)

 

 

1715 CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA LIST OF 1715 TAXABLES OF UPPER CHICHESTER

TOWNSHIP Francis ROUTH James WHITAKER John KINGSMAN Humphrey SCARLET LIST OF 1715

TAXABLES OF RIDLEY TOWNSHIP Jacob SIMCOCK Jacob SIMCOCK Jr John SIMCOCK Note:

Jacob Simcock Jr was the father of Sarah SIMCOCK wife of Francis ROUTH Jr

 

1717 HENRY RUTH came to this country in 1717 from Germany. (Probably Wolfsheim in

the Palatinate Germany). Henry lived in present day Salford Township,

Philadelphia County (became Montgomery County in 1784), PA until 1747 when the

family moved to New Britain Township, Bucks County, PA. The Internet has a large

number of individuals named RUTH who were part of a community of German

Mennonites in PA. They seemed to prefer the spelling Ruth to that of Routh.

They seemed to have a community in Bucks County, PA and some of them even lived

Chester County, PA. They favored the names Jacob, Isaac, Abraham, John and

Joseph. In the records that I scanned I found no males named Zaccariah, Jeremiah,

Lawrence, Francis or Edward.. This community must have been responsible for

Lawrence W. Routh's belief that in Randolph County, NC "Ross Routh's Jacob ROUTH"

was of English stock while his Jacob ROUTH"of Sandy Creek" was of German

derivation. There were two pages copied from an unidentified volume in Lawrence

W. Routh's files. The heading on the odd pages read " Records of the Moravians

in North Carolina" and the even pages read "North Carolina Historical Commission"

we have been unable to trace the source of this text. It chronicled the travels

of a Mr. Soelle in the Randolph County, NC area. There Mr. Soelle speaks of

meeting a JACOB ROTH who was a Dunkard. Jacob Roth spoke of moving to be nearer

the Brethern. (Located just north of Randolph County) There were no dates cited

for the meeting, but it may have been about 1771. Was Jacob Roth really Jacob

Routh or Ruth? An Internet search revealed that there was an Adam Soelle born

Germantown, Philadelphia County, PA in 1700. He was originally a Mennonite,

moved to Conewago Creek, York County, PA to Monocacy (now Carroll) County, MD.

His daughter was married in 1743 in Frederick County, VA. And lived on the Yadkin

River in Rowan County, NC and seemed to belong to the Hope Moravian Church in

Rowan (now Forsyth) County, NC. It is said that at least five of his children

moved to NC and became Moravians. The man chronicled in the text seemed to be a

travelling preacher and must have kept extensive notes or a diary of some sort.

The Internet says Adam Soelle died in 1767 so he cannot be the man in the text,

but that man was probably from Adam's family.

 

1719 PISCATAWAY EAR MARKS The mark of Larranc Ruth for his Cattel horses Sheep

and Swine is a Crop on the laft eare and a half peny on the fore Side of the

right eare. Entered this 9th Day of April Annodom 1719 by Benejah Dunham Town

Clark. This livestock identification that formerly belonged to Lawrance Ruth

Deceased was entered for George Vroom on 4th Day of February 1752. From "The

First Settlers of Ye Plantations of Piscataway and Woodbridge, Olde East New

Jersey 1664-1714" A Period of Fifty Years, Vol. I-VI, by Ora Eugene Monnette,

B.A. FBK LL.D. 1931,

 

Note: So Lawrence Routh died between 1741 when he deeded land to his son and 1752

when he was listed as Deceased in the record. It was seldom the practice to

reassign the livestock identification marks immediately upon the death of an

individual. Those who inherited the livestock were allowed to retain the

original mark for a period of time, as there was often no satisfactory way to

remark an animals ear.

 

 

 

1722 1722 LIST OF TAXABLES RESIDING IN THE SEVERAL TOWNSHIPS NOW COMPOSING THE

COUNTY OF DELAWARE. These Townships were part of Chester County until Delaware

County was erected in 1789, and were near what was called "the Welsh Tract"

(Haverford and Radnor Townships in Chester County and Merion Township in

Philadelphia County) comprised almost entirely of Quaker Communities. LOWER AND

UPPER CHICHESTER RATE FRANCES RUTH £36 Edward WHITACAR £26 Hugh LOE

£16 CHESTER RATE Humphry JOHNSON £12 John LOW ASTON RATE John DUTTON

£30 Thomas DUTTON £55 William DODD Freeman BURMINGHAM RATE Thomas

THORNBURY Freeman From HISTORY OF DELAWARE COUNTY, PA, FROM THE DISCOVERY

OF THE TERRITORY INCLUDED WITHIN ITS LIMITS TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1862, Written

under the Direcction and Appointment of the Delaware County Institute of Science

by George Smith, MD, pages 535-541 (Cinti Library R974.814 S64) Note: John

DUTTON born Eng 1648 had son Thomas DUTTON born 1679 who had son Richard DUTTON

born 1711 who had son Thomas DUTTON born 1735 who would marry HANNA ROUTH born

Springfield Township, Chester County, PA Oct. 15, 1736, daughter of Francis ROUTH

Junior. The descendants of William DODD important to the unidentified Routh

family at a later date in Jefferson County, TN. John LOE Sr and Jr were witnesses

along with JACOB ROUTH in Chowan County, NC in 1751. Humphrey JOHNSON

Administrator on Lawrence ROUTH's Estate in 1693 and married the widow.

 

1724/5 PISCATAWAY TOWN RECORDS 1668-1805, lists- the births of children born in

Piscataway- ELIZABETH SMALLEY dau. Jonathan and Sarah Smalley Feb. 19, 1724/5.

From "The First Settlers of Ye Plantations of Piscataway and Woodbridge, Olde

East New Jersey 1664-1714 Vol II, page 238 The Coriel- Smalley Bible Records,

written by David Smalley, son of Andrew- indicate Jonathan Smalley married Sarah

Bird not Sarah Fitz Randolph as found in many records. They had Children: John,

Isaac, Jonathan, Andrew, Hannah (and six others not cited, including Elizabeth).

Contributed by Lewis D. Cook and found in- Genealogies of New Jersey Families

from the Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, Vol. II selected by Joseph R.

Klatt, page 512 (Cinti Library R 929.3749 G326)

 

1741- NEW JERSEY DEED RECORDS Lawrence Reuth, Jr. from Lawrence Reuth Sr. Deed

Book G, page 395 1741 From "The First Settlers of Ye Plantations of Piscataway

and Woodbridge, Olde East New Jersey 1664-1714" A Period of Fifty Years, Vol.

I-VI, by Ora Eugene Monnette, B.A. FBK LL.D. 1931, VolVI page 1096

 

1745

 

LAWRENCE RUTH married at Piscataway, Middlesex County, NJ ELIZABETH SMALLEY Sept.

19, 1745 From "Piscataway Seventh Day Baptist Church Marriage Records 1745-1776"

contained in NEW JERSEY MARRIAGE RECORDS 1665-1800 by William Nelson 1997 (Cinti

Library R929.3749 N432m)

 

 

1749 On August 27, 1749 EDWARD RUTH of Frederick County, VA was granted 251

acres of land surveyed by Mr. James Genn. It was identified as Tract No. 58 in

Plat on Wappacomo or Great South Branch of the Potomac River and registered in

Grant Book G, page 306 of the Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants 1690-1874. An

abstract was found on page 36 of "Virginia, Northern Neck Land Grants, Volume II,

1742-1775" compiled by Gertrude E. Gray, published 1988. (Cinti Library 929.37552

G779 Vol 1-4) Note: The appearance of Edward Routh in Frederick County, VA is NOT

an isolated event. Research on families allied to the Routh family reveals a

pattern. There seemed to be a mass migration from the Quaker Communities in

Chester County, PA (and the neighboring Bucks County Quaker Communities) starting

about 1733, many of these people moved first to Frederick County, VA and from

there to Guilford, Rowan and Orange Counties in NC.

 

1750 New Jersey Archives, First Series, Vol. 12, Newspaper Extracts, No2,

1740-1750, page 625 LAWRENCE ROUTH-"Made his escape on Friday the 13th of March

last from John Deare, High Sheriff of the County of Middlesex,(New Jersey) one

Lawrence Routh, a short slim fellow, thin faced, and one of his eyelashes is half

white; had on when he disappeared a patched duroy coat, a gray homespun jacket,

is a shoemaker by trade, pretends to be a merchant and did live at Boundbrook.

Any person or persons that takes up or secures him in any gaol so that he may be

had again shall have 5 pounds reward." John Deare Sheriff This first article

appeared in 1750 and again in 1753. Another article similar to this one but

stating that Lawrence was about 30 years old and had been imprisoned for debt.

was also quoted. This was found in the research papers of Lawrence W. Routh and

was contained in a letter written September 26, 1974 from Floyd Reeves of

Nacodoches, TX to Ross Routh. Mr. Reeves was looking for the father of Jonathan

Routh. This info included in the Huber file. This was the son of Lawrence and

Mehitable [____] Routh and brother of Edward and Zacchariah/Zaccheus. Lawrence

ROUTH found in Frederick County, VA Court Records 1753-1754 during the time when

Edward ROUTH was living Frederick County, VA.

 

1751 JACOB ROUTH- a Jacob Routh witnessed a Will in Chowan County (NE North

Carolina, Perquiman) in 1751 (From the Lawrence W. Routh Collection, Randolph

County Library. Source given as Abstracts of North Carolina Wills by J. Bryan

Grimes) This reference book is in the Cincinnati Library, it was published in

Raleigh in 1910. The entire additional information on page 325 follows- The will

of JOHN SANDERS was written August 18, 1751 and presented to the October Court in

Chowan County in 1751. John Sanders leaves to Sons: Francis "the plantation I now

live on"; John "plantation on Cypress Swamp where Thomas Rutter lives"; Robert,

Jesse, Thomas to each of above named sons is bequeathed Negroes. Daughters:

Mille, Ferbie and Elizabeth Sanders. Wife and Executrix: Mary. Witnesses: John

Loe (or Loce), Jr, John Loe (or Loce), Sr., JACOB RUTH. Clerk of the Court:

James Craven.

 

Note: The Sanders family in this record may or may not be traced back to Chester

County, PA. Thomas Rutter and John Loe certainly can be traced back. John Loe

was in Chester County, PA in 1722. A John LOWE Sr was located two names away

from Jacob ROUTH and Edmond YORK in the 1779 Tax List of Randolph County, NC, and

John LOWE Jr was on the list of those who refused to take an Oath of Allegience

and were taxed fourfold. He did relent and take the Oath. A Thomas Rutter was a

member of the Philadelphia MM and was given a certificate to Falls MM, Bucks

County, PA to marry on 8, 5, 1685, but he had already married Rebecca Staples at

Falls MM 7, 2, 1685. So there seem to be more than one Thomas Rutter in the area.

Perhaps father and son. There were Sanders/Saunders in both Philadelphia and

Falls MM records as well. There were several men named Sanders/Saunders in

Chester County, PA records, one of them may have gone to Nansemond County, VA,

but so far this is not reflected in the available Internet research. There are so

many differing records on the Internet that it is not possible to identify these

people satisfactorily. Nansemond County, VA is in the SE corner of VA on the NC

border and very near Perquimans (Chowan) County, NC. The proximity of Nansemond

County, VA to Perquimans and Chowan Counties, NC, the use of the female name

FEREBY, and the fact that at least one member of the Nansemond Sanders family was

known to be a Quaker and was among the first members of Deep River MM in

Guilford County, NC in 1778, and in Randolph County, NC records, all suggest that

this John was part of the family of William and Mary [Hall] Sanders of Nansemond

County, VA and Perquimans County, NC JOHN SANDERS probably a son of William and

Mary [Hall] Sanders born about 1690 in Nansemond County, VA, died Perquimans or

Chowan County, NC shortly before August 18, 1751, may have married 1. Mar. 18,

1714/15 Priscilla Pritlow and had children Judith, Priscilla and Joel who was

born 1728. The remaining children listed in the will are probably the children

of John by what may prove to be a second wife named Mary ____. There is a chance

that there were in fact two men named John and two separate families but this

seems to be a subject of controversy among the Sanders researchers. JOEL SANDERS

son of John and Priscilla [Pritlow] Sanders born Nansemond County, VA 1728,

married before 1746 Charity Hollowell and had 13 children, one of whom was called

Ferribe Sanders. This man was said to be a staunch Quaker and was a member of

the Nansemond MM and was issued a certificate to the Cane Creek MM, Orange

County, NC. They were accepted at Cane Creek MM, Orange County, NC in 1762. The

Sanders family appeared in the Quaker records along with Thornburgh, Mills,

Joseph Pattison when Hezakiah Sanders, Joel Sanders, John Sanders and John

Sanders Jr, Martha Sanders and Susannah Sanders all were listed. as original

members of the Deep River MM in Guilford County, NC 1778. Hezekiah (born 1734)

married Martha E, Johnson . The records of Deep River MM might further identify

these individuals. This does introduce a man named JACOB ROUTH born by 1730,

assuming he was of legal age, 21, at time he signed this document, who is older

than the "supposed age" of either of the two known Jacobs in Randolph County, NC.

Finding John Lowe Sr living very near Jacob Routh of Sandy Creek at the later

date increases the likelyhood that the witness to the Will was not only Jacob

Routh of Sandy Creek but Jacob Routh Senior as well.

 

1752 WILLIAM ROUTH- "Ordered that the orphan William Routh be brought from PA by

Samuel Harlan, be under the care of John Patterson, Esq." Samuel Harlan was a

Quaker who came with the first group from PA about 1752. He died and his widow

moved to Hopewell Meeting in VA From the Lawrence W. Routh Collection, Randolph

County Library. Source given as Orange County, NC Court Records Folio 23-46,

Sept. 1752, North Carolina Archives Note: This sounds like a child, having been

left an orphan, was being brought from Pennsylvania to North Carolina possibly to

join relatives already living in North Carolina. Samuel Harlan's family lived in

Chester and Delaware Counties, PA and were members of the Quaker Community there,

but his widow's move (or was it a return) to Hopewell MM in Frederick County, VA

suggests they may have been in that area too. Records of the family mention "The

Old Kennett Meeting House" which puts them in Chester County, PA. This makes it

likely that the deceased parents of William ROUTH were from Chester County, PA

too, and may or may not have been in Frederick County, VA. Samuel Harlan

brought William ROUTH to John Patterson Esq. There was a John Patterson son of

Robert and Janet [____] Patterson born 1717 Chowan County, NC (in an area that

became Bertie County in 1722), died Orange County, NC 1787, married Sarah

[Tapley] Mulkey widow of Jonathan Mulkey. He was "one of the first eight justices

of Orange County", which confirms the title Esquire in the Court order. He was

also the first treasurer of Hillsborough. It is not certain whether he was

related in any way to the Routh family. A Joseph Pattison was said to be one of

the first members of the Deep River MM Guilford County, NC when it was organized

in 1778, along with the Thornburgh and Mills families. So John Patterson was

probably a Quaker too. It did not give the age of William, perhaps if he was

aged about 12-16, he was apprenticed to John Patterson to learn a trade.

Whatever the reason, there is now a male named WILLIAM ROUTH in the central North

Carolina area.

 

1753-1754

 

EDWARD ROUTH- In a 1984 letter from Virginia Bennit to Lawrence W. Routh she

mentions finding Land Records for Edward Ruth in Frederick County, VA Land

records. She did not give the dates of the transactions.(In a subsequent portion

of another letter on July 19, 1984 in Virginia's handwriting she refers to a Mr.

Bryant who found records concerning Edward Routh dated 1753 and 1754 in Frederick

County, VA.) Note: A visit to Winchester, the County seat of Frederick County, VA

on Jan. 30, 2001 confirmed the existence of these Land Deeds and provided

additional information. The first transaction was a mortgage Deed in Deed Book 3,

page 102- 104, dated July 9, 1753 in which EDWARD ROUTH mortgaged Lot 38 on the

South Branch of the Potomac River to Thomas Cresap of Maryland for £40-08-01*..

The second transaction Deed Book 3 pages 202-206 and was a Lease and Release

dated Mar. 6, 1754 and Mar. 7, 1754 of Lot 58, on the South Branch of the Potomac

River containing 251 acres. This land had been obtained by Edward by Deed from

the Proprietors Office of the Northern Neck of Virginia. In other words a grant,

which Edward Routh and his wife Deborah later conveyed to Gabriel Jones for the

sum of £112. Note: The Moon Article says Edward 's wife was a Hammer. This then

is probably DEBORAH HAMMER. This property located in an area that became part of

Hampshire County, VA in 1754 and ultimately part of Hampshire County in West

Virginia. Edward was evidently part of the mass Quaker migration of families

from Chester County, PA to Frederick County, VA before moving on to North

Carolina. He was not part of the grouping of related or Allied families,

Thornburgh, Mills, Beals, Moon and Brown that were living slightly north of

Edward's location in what became Berkeley County, Virginia, and then West

Virginia.

 

1753-1754 Frederick County, Virginia Court Order Book No. 5, 1753-1754, page

463-464 This is a Judgement in RUTH vs. NEALENS to collect a debt, tried by a

Jury Plaintiff listed as LAWRENCE RUTH assignee of DAVISS RUTH who was assignee

of GARRET DECKER. Defendant listed as JOHN NEALENS The plaintiff was awarded a

settlement in the amount of £8-05-00 and the interest thereon calculated from

Oct. 1, 1746. Note: The exact dates not given with each case, but all entries

made chronologically. This evidently a loan or debt incurred in 1746. Place not

specified, but from the following excerpt from a book on the area it would seem

that the defendant was in Frederick County, VA at the time the debt was incurred.

See 1777-1779. From PIONEERS OF OLD FREDERICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA by Cecil O'Dell,

page 505 Ashby Gap to Vestal Gap Road- On petition of John Hardin and others,

the Orange County (VA) Court ordered on 23/25 March 1742/3 that " the petitioners

clear a road from John Knaillands/Nealings/Nealans/Nealands on the Shenandoah

River to where John Hardin lived and then to the top of the ridge" (Orange

County, Virginia Court Book 3, pp. 113, 392) On 8 June 1744, John Nailans was

granted a license to keep an Ordinary in his house for one year by the Frederick

County Court. (Frederick County Court Book 1, pp. 119, 229) According to Internet

files there was a Lucas Decker born about 1727 who was living "Hampshire County,

VA" when his son John was born in 1750. (That would have been Frederick County at

that date as Hampshire County, VA was formed 1754 and later became West Virginia)

This is the same area where EDWARD ROUTH lived. Lucas Decker's father was Jan

Gerretson Decker which could easily have been anglicized to Garrett. Lucas' wife

was Sarah Kuykendall. It may be a stretch but a Kuykendall family lived Tryon or

Mecklenburg County, NC near Zachariah and Jerimiah Routh.

 

1754-1755 Frederick County, Virginia Court Order Book No. 6, 1754-1755, page 394

Judgement for JOHN ROUT plaintiff against JOSEPH BURDEN defendant On petition The

defendant failing to appear, judgement is granted to the Plaintiff - £3-00-00 due

by note and Costs Note: Do not think that this man is a Routh as he appeared

again in the Frederick County Records into the late 1700's along with others of

the same name spelled Rout/Routt and Root.

 

1754 Birth of Ruth M'Quiston daughter of JANE [ROUTH] M'QUISTON who was a

daughter of MOSES ROUTH of Maryland- See Guilford County, NC Court record

Thompson Vs. Blair 1819 Note: A Moses Routh married Ester IRWIN and died Harford

County, Maryland September 18, 1781.

 

 

1756 JOHN RUTH- "In a list of the early settlers of Rowan County (North Carolina)

is the name of John Ruth. According to Eugene H. Bean, John Ruth came to Rowan

County in 1756. This listing was given in the NATIONAL GENEALOGICAL QUARTERLY of

October 1914". From the preface of Tom Turpin's book on Joseph Routh

 

 

 

1759 PHILADELPHIA MONTHLY MEETING Under RUTH JAMES , s Frances, Jr., rocf Concord

MM, dated 1759, 6, 3 1761, 6,26. Susanna rocf Chester MM, Pa., held at

Providence, dated 1761, 4,27 1766, 1, 3. James [Routh] dis mou 1770, 11, 30.

Susanna gct Chester MM, held at Providence Single entry for spelling ROUTH

Francis, s James, d 6-11-1765, ae 3 m from Encyclopedia of American Quaker

Genealogy by William Wade Hinshaw Vol. II, page 642 and 415 Note: The Concord. MM

was first established under the name Chichester Meeting in 1684, and remained

Chichester until 1729 when it was renamed Concord MM. Located in Concord

Township, Chester County,(now Delaware County) PA. Providence MM was

established in Providence Township,(north of Chester Township) Chester County

(now Delaware County), PA. This would seem to be JAMES ROUTH son of Francis

(Jr) and Sarah [Simcock] Routh born Chester, PA 1740. He married and had a son

named FRANCIS ROUTH born Mar/Apr 1765, who died June 11, 1765, and his wife

evidently died about that time too.. He married a second time "out of unity" by

Jan. 3, 1766 was disowned by the meeting and does not appear in the Quaker

records again. SUSANNAH ROUTH probably his sister who was born Springfield,

Township, Chester County, PA abt 1744 (according to Turpin's Joseph Routh

Family). Sussanah evidently attended the MM in Philadelphia up until 1770 and

then returned to the Chester MM, only a few miles distant. This may be the same

JAMES ROUTH who lived Randolph County, NC by 1779. Sarah SIMCOCK's family may

hold a clue for our research. JACOB SIMCOCK born Jan. 6, 1657/8 Stoke, Acton,

Cheshire, England, died 1737 in Abington MM, Philadelphia, PA, married Chester

MM, Chester County, PA Jan. 15, 1684/5 ALICE MARIS. He was said to be a Minister

and Deputy Register General under James Claypoole in 1686. He was the Chester

County, PA coroner in 1691. His children were all born in Ridley Township,

Chester County, PA. He had a son named JACOB SIMCOCK JR born Ridley Township,

Chester County, PA Dept. 25, 1686, died there Feb. 1716/7, married Philadelphia

MM, Philadelphia, PA Apr. 25, 1711 SARAH WALN (possibly as a second marriage)

and had children Joseph, Sarah and John. No dates given for their births but if

Jacob married 1711 and died 1716, Sarah Simcock's birth date falls between those

dates. At age 20-25 Sarah would have been well within the parameters expected

for a woman who married August 25, 1736. The source given in the "Revisited

file" for the children of Francis Routh Jr and Sarah Simcock is the IGI. I think

they missed one! Francis and Sarah may well have named a child after Sarah's

father and had a son named JACOB ROUTH. No proof, but this is the first time a

man named Jacob appeared in the records in connection with the early Routh

family. Note too that there is an exact date for the marriage and the birth of

the first child of Francis and Sarah, why only the eldest child? . Hannah Routh

was born Oct. 15, 1736, after that time the dates of birth for their children

seem to be estimates. A son could easily have been born between 1737 and about

1750.

 

1759 ZACHARIAH ROUTH- Rowan County Tax List of 1759 JEREMIAH ROUTH- Rowan County

Tax List of 1759 Note: Is this Zachariah Routh (1717) and son Jeremiah (1740)?

Would Jeremiah at age 19 be old enough to be shown on a Tax list? Was he born

earlier than 1740? Need to see a primary record on this or an explanation of

just who was eligible to be taxed. Mark and Joshua Whitaker who were bondsmen at

the marriage of Jane Routh in 1662 were also on this tax list. They had come from

Chester County, PA.

 

1761 ZACHARIAH ROUTH sued by James Armstrong in Orange County, NC 1761, (similar

record says "sued at Hillsborough"). An Orange County Court record orders the

sheriff of that County make sale of the goods of Zachariah Routh, attached at the

suit of James Armstrong. James Armstrong lived at the area of Lindley's Mill, in

present Alamance County,NC a few miles from Sandy Creek, Randolph County, NC.

(From a typed sheet Entitled Some Facts Concerning the Origin of the Rouths of

Randolph County in the Lawrence W. Routh Collection) A more complete record

follows- ORANGE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY COURT MINUTES February Term 1762

James Armstrong vs Zachariah Rout: Orr. Attachment. This day came the Plaintiff

by his Attorney whereupon came also a Jurey (sic) towit: & c. Who being Elected

tryed and sworn well and truly to Enquire of Damages upon their Oath do say that

the Plaintiff hath Sustained Damages by reason of the Defendants breach of

Promise in the Declaration mentioned to five pounds ten shillings Proclamation

Money. Therefore it is the Opinion of the Court that the Plaintiff recover

against the Defendant his Damages aforesaid in form aforesaid and his Costs by

him in that behalf expended. Judgement £5.10 Clerk £2.08.01 From "Orange County,

North Carolina County Court Minutes 1762-1766, BOOK II" by Weynette Parks Haun,

page 530 (Cinti Library 929.3756565 qH373) May term of Pleas and Quarter Court at

Childsburg (later Hillsborough) Ordered that the sheriff make sale of the goods

of Zachariah Ruth, attached at the suit of James Armstrong- folios 23-46, Court

Proceedings, NC Archives. From a 1988 letter from Lawrence W. Routh to Virginia

Bennit

 

1762 JANE RUTH married Rowan County, NC July 28, 1762 JOHN BIBBY ( From preface

of "Joseph Routh Family" by Tom Turpin and source given as Rowan County, NC

Marriage Bonds) That reference also found Cincinnati Library, MARRIAGES OF ROWAN

COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA 1753-1868, compiled by Brent H. Holcomb and published

1981, page 32 (Cinti Library R929.3756 H725)- additional information indicates

Mark Whitaker, Joshua Whitaker were bondsmen and John Frohock, Thomas Frohock

were witnesses. Note: I have found a man named Nathaniel Bibby (or Beebe) in the

area and he was said to have a military record, but no sign of John or any other

individual by that name. Francis (Jr) and Sarah [Simcock] Routh had a daughter

named Jane according to "Revisited" files. She was born about 1748 which would

make her only age 14 at time of marriage, so she could easily have been born

earlier. Good prospect for this record! Particularly good since the records

(see 1759) indicate that her brother JAMES ROUTH married in Philadelphia out of

unity in 1766, disappeared from the records, and could well be the James Routh in

Randolph County records between 1779 and 1815 living in the Sandy Creek area. Not

yet sure of the exact connection to the Whitaker family, except that they were

Quakers in PA (William, father of the two bondsmen died Rowan County, NC 1789)

and had lived in the early 1700's in Kennett Township, Chester County, PA. This

was the site of a large Quaker Community in Chester County, PA. According to the

Internet Mark (born 1726) and Joshua Whitaker (born 1734) are sons of William and

Elizabeth [Carleton] Whitaker born in Kennett Square, Chester County, PA , they

are found in the "Salisbury district" of Rowan County and were on the same 1759

Rowan County Tax List as ZACCHEUS ROUTH and JEREMIAH ROUTH. Mark Whitaker and

others in his family moved to Lincoln County, Tennessee . John Frohock of Rowan

County can be identified, he was an important official in the area and a large if

not pleasant influence on the common folks of Randolph County. They even wrote

unflattering poetry about him. The farmers/Regulators maintained that he had

made a very large fortune by cheating and robbing them. He helped tyrannize the

farmers and the Regulators by charging outrageous fees while holding multiple

official positions. This according to the Randolph County History, published by

the Randolph County Historical Society Commemorating the Bicentennial Year of the

County, 1980, page 30 copied at Cincinnati Library

 

1763

 

MARGARET ROUTH and JEREMIAH ROUTH sold property in Mecklinburg County, NC for 17

pounds. (This is from a letter written 1988 from Lawrence Routh to Virginia

Bennit in which Lawrence is citing documents which he has of the early Rouths.

They are descriptions meant to identify the documents and there is little detail)

Found this record in MECKLENBURG COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA DEED ABSTRACTS 1763-1779

by Brent H. Holcomb, C.A.L.S. and Elmer O. Parker, page 25 (Cinti Library

R929.37567 qH725 g) Volume I, Page 538: Meck., Co., N.C. Margaret Ruth do sell

all my right and title to a 2 yearling and a colt., etc. to Benjamin Roberts, for

£17 ... 23 Nov 1763, Margaret Ruth (Mark), Jeremiah Ruth (Seal), Witnesses

Abraham Alexander, William McCullock Note:Harold Huber's "Revisited" file

indicates Jeremiah's wife was Margaret Hawkins. Abraham Alexander was a neighbor

and lived near the present town of Charlotte as did Edward ROUTH. Alexander's

land was located in what is now Cabarrus County taken from the North East quarter

of Mecklenburg County. So they may have lived only 40 miles SSE of where Jacob

and Joseph Routh lived. According to MECKLENBURG SIGNERS AND THEIR NEIGHBORS, by

Worth Stickley Ray, Abraham Alexander was a signer of the Mecklenburgh

Declaration.

 

1767 JEREMIAH ROUTH Jan. 23, 1767 Mecklenburg County, NC Land Deed- From Selwyn

110 acres adjacent to Governor Dobb's line on Goose Creek for 10 pounds and 10

shillings. ( From a hand written sheet in Lawrence W. Routh's handwriting.) Found

this record in MECKLENBURG COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA DEED ABSTRACTS 1763-1779 by

Brent H. Holcomb, C.A.L.S. and Elmer O. Parker, page 80 Volume III 12 Jan 1767

George Augustus Selwyn of Glouster County, Kingdom of Great Britain as son & heir

of John Selwyn decd....King George II, did grant of 3 Mar 1745 (O.S.) 100,000

Acres on waters of Santee or Catawba, on Johnson and Rockey River, called Tract

#3... by letter of Attorney. Following this are pages of grants or sales from

Selwyn to various individuals in January 1767. Volume 3, page 223: 23 Jan 1767,

Selwyn to JEREMIAH ROUTH of Mecklenburg, planter, for £10-10-00 ... 110 acres

adjacent to Gov. Dobbs line on Goose Creek Note: The Abraham Alexander who was

witness to the 1763 transaction was a neighbor. A name that appears often is

John Ffrohock as a witness on these land grants. He was present when Jane Routh

was married in Rowan County, NC in 1762. He was the avaricious official so

disparaged in Randolph County, NC lore.

 

1767 Volume 4, Page 319: 22 July 1767, Joseph Clark & wf Elizabeth of Meck. to

Jeremiah Ruth of same, for £ 40 proc. Money ...200 A on N side of the river

above the Cheroke (sic) path, granted to sd. Joseph Clark 26 Sept. 1766 ...

Joseph Clark (LS), Elizabeth Clark (X) (LS). Wit: James Way. Prov. July term

1767

 

Volume 4, Page 324-327: 16 & 17 July 1767, Thomas Hendry & wf Isabella of Meck.,

Carpenter and Jointer to ZACHEUS RUTH of same, millwright (lease s5, release £ 40

NC money)...land on both sides Long Creek near the land that Francis Beaty

purchased of James Armstrong now David S tanleys place ... granted to Francis

Beaty 14 Apr. 1761 and conveyed to sd. Thomas Hendry ... Thomas Hendry (Seal),

Isabella Hendry (Seal), Wit: James Cook, James Cook, James Henderson. Prov. Date

not given. Both transactions found in MECKLENBURG COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA DEED

ABSTRACTS 1763-1779 by Brent H. Holcomb, C.A.L.S. and Elmer O. Parker, page 109

Note: There was little helpful information on the Internet about the people

associated with this transaction. The Hendry family was in Frederick County, VA

in the 1750's and associated with the Borden, Hardin and Nicholas/Nickolls

families, all of whom purchased or were granted land in this same area.. They

moved from NC to Greene County, TN. A James Armstrong who was born VA about 1737,

married Elizabeth Kuykendall and lived Anson County, NC in the 1760's had a son

of the same name born about 1762 who died 1814 in Lawrence County, Mississippi.

Francis Beaty was a surveyor as well as a landowner of the Mecklenburg County

lands.

 

1768 1768 CHESTER COUNTY, PA TAX RECORDS

 

The following persons were taxed- "Householders or landholders", including land

owners and tenants and no distinction was made between the two. "Inmates" meaning

residents in the household of another (not a renter) who worked for the

landowner. "Freemen", who were single men over age 21 and listed at the end of

the Tax lists. "Non residents", unseated landowners (unoccupied land). Chester

Township Rate FRANCIS ROUTH, Carpenter appears in this record as a Householder,

no property listed. JAM'S ROUTH, joyner is on the list as an Inmate Humphrey

JOHNSON, 50 acres, 2 Horses and 2 Cattle Lower Chichester Township Rate FRANCIS

RUTH, JUNIOR appears on this list as a Non-Resident, and has no property listed.

Upper Chichester Township Rate E'd WHITAKER, 65 acres, 2 Horses, 4 Cattle John

DUTTON, JUN'R, 74 acres Richard DUTTON, 150 acres, 3 Horses, 4 Cattle, 10 Sheep

and 1 Servant West Caln Township Rate John WHITAKER, Malt house, brewery,

malster, 4 acres, 1 Horse, 1 Cattle East Nantmill Township Rate Jno. LARGE,

Freeman From TAX LIST OF CHESTER COUNTY 1768, Pertaining to the inhabitants of

Chester County, including the present-day county of Delaware, Family Line

Publications, Westminster, Maryland. (No compiler listed) Note: Humphrey Johnson

probably the son of the Humphrey Johnson who was administrator on the Estate of

Lawrence Routh in 1691 and married his widow. In Upper Chichester there were

men named John, Joseph and Isaac Larkan, of interest because of the number of

males in the Adamson family with the first name "Larkin". There were many

individuals named Brown (looking for the Moon connections). At this date most of

the families Allied to the Rouths in North Carolina and Tennessee had already

moved to Frederick County, VA and into North Carolina

 

1768 JEREMIAH ROUTH On April 21, 1768 Jeremiah Routh of Mecklenburg County, NC

sold to Joseph Clark of same County for the sum of £40-00-00 land he had received

by grant Sept. 25, 1766. The grant located on both sides of the Green River

(Polk and Rutheford Counties in NC) Witnessed by Edward Bishop, Richard Powell

and EDWARD ROUTH (Part of this deed described on a hand written sheet in Lawrence

W. Routh's writing. Source not given. Additional information on the same deed

from a letter written 1988 from Lawrence Routh to Virginia Bennit in which

Lawrence is citing documents which he has of the early Rouths. They are

descriptions meant to identify the documents and there is little detail)

 

1768 ZACHEUS ROUTH received a Crown grant of land #7018 on page 330 of Patent

Book 23. On 22 December 1768 he received 170 acres in Tryon County, NC on the N.

branches of Long Creek, joining Hoyles corner and Stanley's line. Some of his

close neighbors were John and David Standley, Boston Best, John Nuckols, ___

Linabarger, and ____ Bennit. (COLONY OF NORTH CAROLINA 1765-1775, Abstracts of

Land Patents Volume Two by Margaret M. Hoffman, page 527 Copied at the Cincinnati

Public Library.) Note: An Internet search revealed that a Boston Best (1724-1750)

had been married to Katrina Hoyle born 1735, sister of Michael Hoyle (1730-1792).

Both were children of Peter and Catherine [Dales] Hoyle of Weisbaden District of

Nassau, Germany. Michael was married to Margaretha Dellinger. There seemed to be

no connection to the Routh family other than neighbors. John Nuckols was probably

identical with John Nicholl and John Nickolas in other records of this area..

 

1768 ZACHARIAH ROUTH and wife Elizabeth of Mecklenburg County, NC Dec. 9, 1768 to

Michael Hoyle of same, 200 acres on both sides of Long Creek, a south branch of

the Catawba River a little above great Falls, purchased of James Armstrong.

Witnessed by JEREMIAH ROUTH- Mecklenburg Deed extracts

 

Part of this deed described on a hand written sheet in Lawrence W. Routh's

writing. Source not given. Additional information on the same deed from a letter

written 1988 from Lawrence Routh to Virginia Bennit in which Lawrence is citing

documents which he has of the early Rouths. They are descriptions meant to

identify the documents and there is little detail)Found this record in

MECKLENBURG COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA DEED ABSTRACTS 1763- 1779 by Brent H. Holcomb,

C.A.L.S. and Elmer O. Parker, page 133 and the abstract reads as follows- Volume

4, Page 749-750: Zachariah Routh & wf Elizabeth of Meck., to Michael Hoyle of

same, for £ 100 proc. Money, 200 A on both sides of Long Creek a South branch of

Catawba River, a little above the Great Falls near the land of Francis Beaty,

purchased of James Armstrong, now David Staly (?), granted to Francis Beaty, 14

Apr. 1761, conveyed to Thomas Henry, then to Routh ... Zachariah Routh (Seal),

Elizabeth Routh (X) (Seal). Wit: Frederick Hambright, John Th___(torn) Rec. Oct.

Term 1768. Note: Jeremiah not mentioned in printed abstract. Frederick Hambright

moved from PA to VA and then to NC, he married Sarah Hardin, was a LtCol. In the

American forces at King's Mountain. Members of the Hardin family of Tryon

County, NC moved on to Knox County, TN before 1801. Hoyles land adjoined that of

Zacchariah. It seems that both Zacchariah and Jeremiah start selling off property

about this time. Strangely enough an Internet file on Michael Hoyle says "Lived

on a farm situated on Big Long Creek, land he had purchased from Zachariah Routh

on 25 November 1769" This does not agree with the date in the Deed abstract

above. If Jeremiah and Zachariah were selling off their land, were they getting

ready to go South to Mississippi?

 

1768 JOSEPH ROUTH signed "Regulators Advertisement No. 9"(There were about 450

signers of this document. These were petitions that were called Advertisements)

dated 1768 in which residents of Orange County complained of inequitable

treatment regarding taxes and fees imposed by the governing body. ( From preface

of "Joseph Routh Family" by Tom Turpin and source given as Colonial Records of

North Carolina, Vol. 7, page 736) (LWR also says Joseph signed a petition as a

Regulator). THE HISTORY OF NORTH CAROLINA by John W. Moore, Raleigh 1880, as

follows " The term 'Regulator' originated in 1767 at Sandy Creek in Orange

County, now Randolph....it was at Sandy Creek that the complete organization of

the Regulators was formed by written agreement, dated March 22nd 176 7. ...A

majority of them were Baptists." The farmers of the area were being oppressed by

the local governing authorities. Men from Deep River and Sandy Creek were

objecting to tax levies which were increasing in number and amount due, they were

subjected to capricious changes in the status of their land grants. A David

Fanning, was given a commission as Colonel of the Militia by Governor Tryon. He

evidently was ruthless in his aim of stamping out the Regulators by confiscating

property and if challenged would burn property and kill those who opposed him.

The Regulator movement, which originated in the very area in which our early

ancestors lived, spread and grew until it became state wide and their demands

grew for arbitration and a peaceful solution to the problem. Gov. Tryon solved

the problem by mobilizing the Militia to put down the insurrection by force. The

Regulators had gathered by Alamance Creek to write yet another petition to the

Governor when his forces attacked. Tryon defeated the Regulators, many of whom

were unarmed, at the battle of Alamance Creek in 1771. Said by some in North

Carolina to be the real "first battle of the Revolutionary War", and likening the

Regulators to the Colonists and the Governing Proprietors to the Crown. They

went so far as to say "The War of the Regulators" instilled in those of

Mecklenburg County the desire to "throw off the yoke of British oppression" and

led to the creation of the "Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence". And it all

started in our ancestors' back yard. At this juncture in time, it was more

likely just the English aristocracy putting the disgruntled and oppressed, but

uppity farmers in their place. The historical map produced by Randolph County

and sold through the Randolph County, NC Library specifically lists Joseph Routh

as a Regulator up near Sandy Creek (which is not where he lived) but gives the

date as 1772.

 

1768 ZACHARIAH ROUTH of Tryon County to Mitchell Hoyle 170 acres granted to said

Zacceus Routh of Tryon County on the South side of Long Creek on Dec. 9, 1768.

Signed Zacheus Routh (Seal) Witness: JEREMIAH ROUTH (Feb. 27, 1772) From a hand

written sheet in Lawrence W. Routh's writing. Somewhat confusing on the dates as

the 1772 date written in next to Jeremiah's name at first was thought to be part

of the record, but now it is clear it was a note referring to another transaction

below.. Note: The deed uses the name ZACHARIAH ROUTH, but he signed his name

ZACCHEUS.

 

1771 CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA 18th PENCE RATE, 1771 FRANCIS RUTH, carpenter,

Chester Township, no property FRANCIS RUTH, West Fallowfield Township, 30 acres,

1 Horse 1Cattle George LACKEY, West Fallowfield Township, 200 acres 3 Horses, 4

Cattle, 6 Sheep Will'm LACKEY, West Fallowfield Township, 100 acres, no

livestock From TRANSCRIPT TAX of the FOURTHEENTH, EIGHTEENTH PENCE RATE for the

County of Chester, Pennsylvania 1771, Transcribed and Re-arranged Alphabetically

from the Pennsylvania Archives, Series 3, Volume XI, 1897, by Richard T. and

Mildred C. Williams, page 101. Note: Was this William Leakey, ancestor of Levi

Leakey who married Susannah ROUTH? Also on this Tax list were, Whitaker, Blakely,

Rutter, Simcock, Thomas Brown, and Isaac and John Larkin in Bethel Township.

 

1772 February 27, 1772 - John Powell of St. Paul's Parish, GA to Peter Pettypool

of Tryon County 202 acres on Black Water Creek witnessed by Elizabeth Carson and

JEREMIAH ROUTH. From Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln and Rutherford Counties, NC

1768-1786 Note: This must be the record that caused Lawrence W. Routh to say-

JEREMIAH ROUTH witnessed a deed in Tryon County, NC in 1772. From a letter

written 1988 from Lawrence Routh to Virginia Bennit. He notes of this document

that it is the LAST record of Jeremiah Routh in North Carolina. Note: There was

an Elizabeth Carson in Internet files, daughter of John and Esther [Stubbs]

Carson born 1753 and interestingly enough her mother and one sibling were said to

have been born in Chester County, PA, the rest of her siblings born Orange

County, NC. May or may not be significant.

 

1772 JOSEPH ROUTH member of the Chatham County Militia under Capt. Joab Brooks,

company officer and under Lt. Balum Tomison From preface of "Joseph Routh Family"

by Tom Turpin and no source given Note: Another source gives the date as 1766 and

says Brooks was a loyalist

 

1775 "EDWARD RUTH signed the Mecklenburg Proclamation" (Lawrence calls it the

Declaration in other records but he seems to be referring to the "Mecklenburg

Declaration of Independence" in these different records. From a hand written

sheet in Lawrence W. Routh's writing. ) I f this is accurate, I was unable to

find a record that supports it. Edward Routh's name appeared in a book entitled

THE MECKLENBURG SIGNERS AND THEIR NEIGHBORS by Worth S. Ray (Cinti Library

R929.3756 R264). Edward was a neighbor, not a signer. The author shows the 1790

Mecklenburg County, NC Census records by numbered districts and then points out

the signers of the Declaration in each District. Edward Routh is in District No.

15 which according to the map in the book, appears to put him about ten miles

East or South East of the center of present day Charlotte in what is today

Matthews, NC. He is listed with 1 male over 16 and 1 female. He would have been

age 77 at this date. While the names of about fourteen men from District 15 are

cited as signers of the Declaration of Independence, Edward Routh's name is not

among them. If there was another document called the Proclamation, I found no

mention of it in the books on Mecklenburg County History. Another copy of that

1790 Census says Edward was in the Salisbury District of Mecklenburg County.

 

1775-17?? JOSEPH ROUTH- Revolutionary War Service- No exact dates of service

found yet, but descendants indicate he- "settled on Deep River in North Carolina

before the Revolution, fought on the side of the English, was twice wounded...."

From Tom Turpin's book on Joseph Routh. He quoted an 1899 letter by Cynthia

Routh Maxwell. Joseph is said to have later fought in the Continental forces and

seems to be a DAR ancestor.

 

 

1775 Roland's MEMOIRS OF MISSISSIPPI says their Rouths came to Virginia from

Wales about 1760 and to Natchez, MS in 1775. The father, Jeremiah, left England

because of a disagreeable father-in-law.(quoted by Lawrence W. Routh in a 1988

letter that he wrote to Virginia Bennit.)

 

1776 OLD FAMILIES OF LOUISIANA by Stanley Arthur De Kerion "MARY ROUTH along with

her brothers Job and Jeremiah from Virginia had floated down the Mississippi

River on a flat boat before Isaac (Johnson) and his five companions left England"

supposedly in 1776. From a 1967 letter from D. M. Creveling of Lake Charles, LA

to Mrs. L. R. Pollard of Madison, Wis and quoted by Lawrence W. Routh in a 1988

letter that he wrote to Virginia Bennit.

 

1777 JEREMIAH ROUTH granted 500 acres of land in Mississippi October 13, 1777

From preface of "Joseph Routh Family" by Tom Turpin and source given as "English

Land Grants in Mississippi 1768-1769"

 

1777-1779 DAVISS RUTH whose name appeared in 1754 Frederick County, VA Court

Records with LAWRENCE RUTH apparently was a resident of Yohogania, County, VA,

located in what became Washington County, PA. He appeared in the Yohogania

County Court Records in these years and was the defendant in a suit brought by

John Decker. In 1779 was made executor on the Estate of a Dennis Stephens. Note:

See 1753-1754. Having made Lawrence Routh an assignee of a note or debt by

1753-4, and Lawrence being in the same place as Edward Routh suggests that there

is a family connection.

 

1779 ZACCHEUS ROUTH granted 1000 acres of land in Mississippi June 16, 1779 From

preface of "Joseph Routh Family" by Tom Turpin who expresses some doubt as to the

accuracy of the grant date. Source given as "English Land Grants in Mississippi

1768-1769" Note: The years of the grant do not agree with the title of the book.

Is it possible that 1768-1769 is the time of the actual grant and the survey and

paper work consumed additional time so that the Deeds were not issued until ten

years later? Seems like a long time.

 

1779 Randolph County, NC- First Tax List 1779 List of John and Joseph Hinds

JEFFERY BECK 200 acres, 20 acres improved, 14 Cattle, 4 Horses, 24. cash =

484.0.0 tax JACOB RUTH 150 acres, 16 acres improved, 2 Cattle, 2 Horses, 0.0.3

cash = 160.0.3 tax GEORGE HOBSON 150 acres, 8 acres improved, 6 Cattle, 1 Horse,

7.16.0 cash = 207.16.0 tax JOHN LOWE SR 208 acres, 40 acres improved, 7 Cattle, 4

Horses, 10.0.0 cash = 488.10.0 EDMUND YORK 100 acres, 4 acres improved, 6 Cattle,

2 Horses = 220.0.0 tax JACOB RUTH (B. Creek), 100 acres, 22 acres improved, 7

Died, 3 Horses, 1.12.0 cash for a total of 189.12.0 tax. Two names away from

Isaac Redfern or John Lowe Sr, next to Edmond York ISAAC REDFERN 100 acres, 20

acres improved, 6 Cattle, 2 Horses 1.4.0 cash = 221.4.0 tax JOHN HINDS 200 acres,

110 improved, 7 Cattle, 4 Horses, 350.0.0 cash = 1820.0.0 tax Persons that hath

not taken the Oath of Allegiance and returned Inventories of their Taxable

property Assessed threefold (This was a separate list) JAMES RUSH (read as Ruth

in all other records) 50 acres, 3 acres improved, 3 Cattle, 1 Horse=330.0.0tax

JOSEPH RUTH 4 Cattle, 1 Horse and a total of 300.0.0 tax ELISHA HAMMER 60acres,

12 acres improved, 3 Cattle, 1 Horse, 2.8.0 cash =427.4.0 tax Persons who refused

to return inventories of their taxable property, Assessed fourfold JOHN LOWE JR

later took Oath 1200.0.0 tax

 

ABRAHAM HAMMER 1600.0.0 tax (Listed as Hammond) JOSEPH MOON assessed 1600.0.0 tax

List of William Millikan Persons failing or refusing to return inventories of

their Taxable property GEORGE THORNBROUGH 160.0.0 tax JOSEPH SANDERS 290.0.0 tax

EDWARD THORNBROUGH JR 400.0.0 tax EDWARD THORNBROUGH SR 1400.0.0 tax EDWARD

THORNBOROUGH of Wal'r 1401.0.0 tax Published in the Randolph County, NC

Genealogical Journal, Spring 2000, pages 21-24. Copied at the Randolph County

Library Note: No wonder Joseph Moon got out of there! Joseph Moon was a Quaker

and the man who moved first to East Tennessee with the Routh family and then

about 1804 to Clinton County, OH. Two of his children married two of Joseph

Routh's children and those families plus three others of Joseph Routh's children

followed the identical migration pattern and were part of "The Moon Colony"in

Ohio. The John Lowes Sr & Jr were both witnesses on the Will of John Sanders in

Chowan County, NC in 1751 along with Jacob ROUTH. The Hobsons and Becks were

related to Isaac Stout or his wife. Isaac probably the father of Sarah Stout who

married Isaac ROUTH in Tennessee. "Our Jacob Routh", Joseph Routh and Isaac

Redfern located in the southern part of the county by 1788. Jacob Routh of Sandy

Creek purchased his property in that year near in-laws Edmond, John and Shubal

York in the northern part of the county along with James Routh. I believe he was

Jacob of Brush Creek in this record. Lawrence W. Routh thought Jacob of B.

Creek was Jacob Routh Senior who died before 1790. If that is the case, Why

aren't there three Jacobs in these Tax records? Jacob of Sandy Creek, Jacob of

Brush Creek and Our Jacob. There were only two and I believe Jacob Routh of B.

Creek, Jacob Routh Senior, and Jacob Routh of Sandy Creek are all titles for the

same man, and he wasn't "our Jacob".

 

1781 JOSEPH ROUTH- "John Walker, Isaac Johnson, and Joseph Ruth, discharged from

Confinement on their obliging themselves to perform their Tour of duty. Capt

Hines, Walker's surety, John Johnson's surety; Isaac Johnson, Sup.; Wm Deaton and

Capt. Hinds, Ruth's surety" From preface of "Joseph Routh Family" by Tom Turpin

and source given as Colonial Records of North Carolina, Vol. 14, page 461 but no

date included for this occurrence. Note: Capt Hines/Hinds signed Regulator

Advertisement No. 8 in 1768. Note that Joseph Routh was on John and Joseph

Hind's 1779 Tax list. Joseph Routh refused at that time to take an oath of

allegiance or to give the authorities his Tax information. I wondered at the date

of Joseph Routh's incarceration and if it was 1768 or 1779, but Lawrence W. Routh

said it was 1781. It must have been during the Revolutionary war, if Joseph is a

DAR ancestor. Note also that Mary Routh daughter of Jeremiah (1740) and Margaret

[Hawkins] Routh born Rowan County, NC abt. 1758, married Adams County, MS Isaac

Johnson. Any relation to Isaac Johnson in Randolph County? An Isaac Johnson

mentioned above under 1776. Coincidence?. John and Joseph Hines/Hinds were sons

of Joseph and Rutha [Baldwin] Hinds they were born NJ but both married in

Guilford County, NC, lived Randolph County and John Hinds died in Knox County, TN

in Sept. 1810.

 

1785 Randolph County Tax List 1785, This list copied from the original records in

the Randolph County, NC Court House in 1958 by someone with initials C.R.B but

does not identify the "copier" further. This list originally taken by William

Richards Esq. In Capt Garner's District. John Ruth 1 White Poll, no land Joseph

Ruth 1 White Poll, no land and not far from- Joseph Moon 1 White Poll no land

This list originally taken by Jacob Skeen Jacob Ruth 1 White Poll, 160 acres of

land James Ruth 1 White Poll, 160 acres of land

 

(Copied at the Randolph County Library) Note: Since all the men listed paid the

Poll Tax, none had reached the age of 50 years at which time one was usually

assessed on property only. The only Jacob Ruth on this list is two names away

from Jubill York, and both men are known to live on land that was part of the

original York Grant at Sandy Creek. Where is "our Jacob"? Joseph Moon lives

next to Joseph Bookout and his sister Rachel married Joseph's son, Marmaduke

Bookout. There are others named Henery Garnor (Garner), Richard Hotson

(Hudson), Thomas Comor (Comer), Samuel Stout all surnames of either Routh or Moon

spouses and possibly people who also were part of the group that moved to

Tennessee from Randolph County.

 

 

1785 To the Honourable Gennerall Assembly for the State of North Carolina "The

Petition of the Inhabitance of Randolph County Humbly Sheweth That a Number of

them Labour at a Great Disadvantage in Attending on Public Meetings Owing to the

Place whare Coarte is held being so fare from the Center of the said County...."

They wish the Public Buildings be located near the center of the County- Signed

by 331 inhabitants among those signatures was "a cluster" of familiar names-

ISAAC REDFARN ABREHAM HAMMER JOSEPH ROUTH JACOB ROUTH EDWARD ROUTH Notes: The

Court at this date met in the North East part of the County which explains why

the Sandy Creek people did not sign this petition, that is where they lived.

They were part of a group which in 1788 presented their own petition, with even

more signatures (360), asking that the Public Buildings remain right where they

were. If the grouping of names indicates neighboring individuals we may have a

related group of people here all from the South East part of the County. Joseph's

son, Edward, was only aged 15 at this date and that does not seem old enough to

sign a petition, but the text accompanying these two petitions leaves this open

to speculation, saying that some underage single males probably did sign the

petition. There seemed to be some unusual discrepancies in the signatures and

the method of signing up adherents to these petitions. We may even have Edward

Routh age 72 and no longer living in Mecklenburg County, but being "infirm", as

stated in his later Land Grant, he was possibly locating near his sons Jacob and

Joseph. Edward's brother, Zaccheus, was no longer in Mecklenburg County, but was

now living in Mississippi. If this is the case Edward and his wife evidently

returned to Mecklenburg County and were listed in the 1790 Census as living near

present day Charlotte. If this is Edward ROUTH, father of Joseph and Jacob, and

Edward's wife was named Deborah HAMMER, Abraham HAMMER could well be related to

them too. He was a Quaker and the father-in-law of John N. ADAMSON who was the

brother of Simon Adamson Jr who married Eleanor ROUTH daughter of Jacob and

Martha [Redfern] ROUTH..

 

1788 To the Honourable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina "The

Petition of Sundry Inhabitants of Randolph County Sheweth that a good Court House

Prison Pillory & Stocks have been lately erected at the Cross Roads, in and for

the use of the said County; That Some people however Seem to be dissatisfied

therewith & perhaps may send a petition to the Assembly...." These petitioners

want the Public Buildings to remain at the Cross Roads and a town established at

that location. There were 360 signatures among them-

 

JAMES ROUTH JACOB ROUTH EDMOND YORK SHUBAL YORK SEMOR YORK SAMUEL STOUT SUBAL

YORK SIMOR YORK NATHAN LOW JOHN LOWE

 

WM. YORK SEMOR YORK WM. SWAFFORD RANEY JULIAN MICHAEL BEECK JEFFRE BECK PETER

STOUT ABNER LOE WILLIAM THORNBERY JOHN CHANEY ISAAC YORK SHUBEL JULIN

 

Note: The result of these petitions was that the County seat was indeed moved to

the center of the County to present day Ashboro. These petitions neatly divided

the folks in the north of the County from those in the south. These are the

Sandy Creek people on this petition, all living on or near the original "York

grant". Jacob Routh "of Sandy Creek"married Mary/Polly YORK and in this same

year purchased land that was part of the original York grant. These individuals

all mentioned in that deed below. The continued presence of James (over age 45 in

1800 Randolph County census or born before 1755) strengthens the probability that

he is a brother of Jacob Routh of Sandy Creek, who's age is still unproven. Both

of these petitions and all of the signer's names were contributed by Harold

Hopkins and located on the Internet at-

http://searches1.rootsweb.com/usgenweb/archives/nc/randolph/history/randpet.txt

 

1788 JACOB ROUTH purchased from William and Charity Fields for £50 "hard money",

120 acres of land "on Sandy Creek, Randolph County, NC granted to Semor York from

the Earl of Granville on August 1, 1758 to William Ingelson Jan. 20, 1759, to

Semor York 1774, also all rights of said Silvana York and Semor York to William

Field" Witnessed by John York and John Chambers. From Randolph County, NC Land

Deed Abstracts, Books 1-5, 1779-1794 by Barbara Newsome Grigg. Copied at

Randolph County Library, Ashboro, NC Note: On the General Index to Real Estate

Conveyances, Randolph County this was listed as being in Book 3, page 315.. In

this same year Jacob purchased an additional 108 Acres from Shubal York witnessed

by Aaron York and Edmond York in Book 3, page 327. Shubal York probably a close

relative of Jacob's wife Polly [York] Routh and evidently lived near them in tax

record above..

 

1788 ISAAC REDFERN received 200 acres in Randolph County, NC by a State Grant,

located on Flat Branch adjacent to Edwards and the County Line in July 1788 From

Randolph County, NC Land Deed Abstracts, Books 1-5, 1779-1794 by Barbara Newsome

Grigg. Copied at Randolph County Library, Ashboro, NC Note: Isaac was a brother

of Martha Redfern wife of JACOB ROUTH and Mary/Polly Redfern wife of JOSEPH

ROUTH. He lived in close proximity to the Routh brothers.

 

1788 EDWARD RUTH/ROUTH- Grant #3629 to Thomas Malloy Law passed Oct. 14, 1783;

grant issued Dec. 10, 1788; grant surveyed June 7, 1796 Edward Ruth sold this

grant to Thomas Malloy Apr. 2, 1796. Warrant ordered made direct to Malloy From

a hand written sheet in Lawrence W. Routh's writing. This grant referred to in

other research as being in Davidson County, East Tennessee. No source given for

the record. Note: Lawrence W. Routh said it was grant # 3629, but the record

copied at the Cincinnati Library clearly shows the Grant No. to be 3630, Picky!,

picky! (#3629 went to the heirs of Thomas Bond, 84 mos service and 640 acres)

 

Lands alloted to soldiers of the Continental Line by Law Oct. 14, 1783 Grant No.

3630 EDWARD ROUTH, Infirm For 84 months of Military Service he was allotted 640

acres of land From ROSTER OF SOLDIERS FROM NORTH CAROLINA in the AMERICAN

REVOLUTION, published by DAR 1932, page 305

 

Note: Lawrence W. Routh said the land was in Davidson County, Tennessee and that

Edward assigned the land to one Thomas Malloy see above- I would like to note

that the time in service of 84 months seemed excessive but more than half of

those in this particular list served the exact same time, of those names more

than half had the allotment going to "heirs of" and of those names left, most

were termed infirm. This was clearly a list of mature veterans. At age 70 this

date, Edward was not a likely candidate to be pushing into frontier territory.

Was Malloy a relative?

 

1790 Randolph County Federal Census of 1790- Microfilm records of the original

census at the Cincinnati Library shows the original enumerators were the ones who

neatly copied these name in a series of alphabetical lists making it impossible

to determine exactly who lived next to whom. These original records had six

columns 1. Free White Males over age 16, 2. Free White Males under 16, 3. Free

White females, 4. All other free persons, 5. Slaves, 6. total number of persons

in household Jacob Ruth 1-6-1-0-0-8 page 288 James Ruth 1-1-4-0-0-6 page 288

Joseph Moon 1-6-2-0-0-9 page 291 son of John and father of Samuel and Jane who

married children of Joseph Routh in TN John Moon 1-4-2-0-0-7 page 291 Father of

Joseph above Joseph Ruth 3-4-4-0-0-11 page 291 John Routh 1-2-2-0-0-5 page 292

Isaac Redfern 1-3-4-0-0-8 page 292 Brother-in-law of Jacob Jr and Joseph Routh

Jacob Ruth Junr 2-5-3-0-0-10 page 293 Samuel Ruth 1-5-2-0-0-8 page 311

Mecklenburg County Federal Census, (Salisbury District) Edward Routh 1-0-1-0-0-

Chatham County Federal Census (Hillsborough District) Robert Routh 2-5-3-0-0

 

1792 BENJAMIN ROUTH-"Then there is a quote from DEVILLE'S COLONIAL MARRIAGE

CONTRACTS, giving the marriage of a probable Benjamin Routh in 1772, a native of

Mecklenburg County, NC, son of Zaquire." (quoted by Lawrence W. Routh in a 1988

letter that he wrote to Virginia Bennit, and the year 1772 is not accurate.) The

dates make much more sense using the data in Harold Huber's file- The bride was

Mrs. Sarah Estanli or Stanley and the marriage was in Auoyelles, Louisiana June

23, 1792. A more complete record was found in the ROUTH-L@rootsweb.com dated July

8, 1999 and submitted by Ann Baker as follows- "Marriage Record - as entered by

the Spanish clerk 23 Jun 1792: Benjamin Routh of Auoyelles Post, (Louisiana)

native of Maclenbon (sic) in Carolina, son of Zaquire Routh & Bord Brege to Sarah

widow of Benjamin Estanli, resident of Ayoyelles" Note: According to Black's Law

Dictionary, Fifth Edition the word "Borg in Saxon law meant a pledge or a pledge

giver or surety. The name given among the Saxons to the head of each family...."

, but the word "Borgbriche or Bord- brigch meant a breach or violation of

suretyship" which does not make sense here. While still in Tryon County, NC in

1768 the land of Zacceus Routh was adjacent to land owned by a John Stanley and a

David Stanley. In 1768 Zaccheus and Jeremiah were busy selling off their land,

probably in preparation for the move to Mississippi. Did the Stanley's travel

south with the Routh's?

 

1793 In this year members of the Routh family and other related families left

Randolph County, NC and moved to East Tennessee From preface of "Joseph Routh

Family" by Tom Turpin and source given as a letter from Cynthia [Routh] Maxwell

dated September 27, 1899 Note: The families that seemed to travel from Randolph

County to Tennessee were Routh, Moon, Douglas, Thornburgh, Miles/Mills, and

perhaps others-

 

1799 Randolph County Tax List 1799 taken by James Bain (only copied two pages of

this, 1st page An alphabetized list which had three Rouths in a row and they were

NOT arranged by alphabet when it came to the first names. As follows- JACOB ROUTH

1 white poll 228 acres HENERY ROUTH 1 white poll

JERIMIAH ROUTH 1 white poll JOHN STOUT 1 white poll 60

acres HENERY STOUT 1 white poll 230 acres CHARLES STOUT 1 white

poll SAMUEL STOUT 1 white poll 90 acres Note: This looks like Jacob

Routh of Sandy Creek on his home farm with two of his sons who are "of age" this

date. James Bain who took this (and the 1803) tax list spelled Henry as Henery

and Jeremiah as Jerimiah for everyone with those names on his lists. The Stouts

are the sons of Peter and Margaret [Cypert] Stout. They were a Quaker family and

had intermarriages with the Brown and Moon families and ties to several of the

Chester County, PA families, though they were born in York or Lancaster Counties,

PA. Several of their family moved to Tennessee and John was known to be part of

the Moon Colony that moved to Ohio. Samuel was the grandfather of Sally Stout

who married in Jefferson County, TN Isaac ROUTH in 1807 and then moved to Ohio.

 

1800 JACOB ROUTH (of Sandy Creek) purchased 43 acres of land in Randolph County

from JOHN ROUTH in Book 8, page 195. 1800 (From the Grantor/Grantee Index of

Randolph County, NC) Note: This seems to show that John Routh was not part of the

group who moved to Tennessee, but remained in NC. If Sarah below in 1800 census

is his wife/widow he either remained in NC and died, or he left her.

 

1800 Randolph County Fedral Census Records alphabetized- columns

are||under10|10-und16|16-und26|26-und45|over 45||other free persons|slaves JACOB

RUTH 1-3-3-0-1||0-1-0-1-0||0-0 SARAH RUTH

0-0-0-0-0||1-0-1-0-0||0-0 JAMES RUTH 1-0-1-0-1||3-1-2-0-1||0-0 ISAAC

REDFAREN 1-3-0-0-1||1-0-2-0-1||0-0 SAMUEL REDFAREN 2-0-1-0-0||0-0-1-0-0||0-0

Note: James Ruth is over 45 here born at least by 1755 and probably a

contemporary of the Jacobs. Certainly he is not a son of either of the Jacobs

unless Jacob of Sandy Creek is a lot older than the estimated age used by

Lawrence W. Routh of 1755, and James is a son by an earlier marriage. Lawrence

Routh didn't believe James belonged with his family, but the fact that he lived

near Sandy Creek and stayed in Randolph County sure gives them an edge in

claiming James. Samuel Redfern is a son of Isaac Redfern.

 

1800 1800 JEFFERSON COUNTY, TN TAX LIST alphabetized Taxable property in Capt

Hodge's Company Simon ADAMSON 75 acres John ADAMSON 132

acres 1 White Poll Jonathan ADAMSON 63 acres 1 White

Poll Charles HODGES 800 acres 1 White Poll 3 slaves

Evan LEWIS 295 acres 1 White Poll William LAKE

(Leaky?) 200 acres 1 White Poll William MILLS

316 acres 1 White Poll Richard MILLS 125 acres 1

White Poll Jacob MILLS 1 White Poll John

MILLS Sr 200 acres 1 White Poll

 

William MILLS 1 White Poll Asa MILLS

1 White Poll Banjamin MURREL 300 1

White Poll Samuel RUTH 110 acres 1 White Poll William

RUTH 200 acres 1 White Poll Thomas THORNBERY

100 acres 1 White Poll Joseph THORNBURY 175 acres Henry

THORNBURY Sr. 270 acres Henry THORNBURY Jr.

1 White Poll Richard THORNBERY 100 acrea 1 White Poll Joel

THORNBERY 1 White Poll Taxable property in Capt

McSpadden's Company Joseph MOON 200 acres Nathaniel MOON

1White Poll Daniel MOON 100 acres 1

White Poll Taxable property in Capt William Brazelton's Company John MILES

200 acres 1 White Poll Benjamin THORNBURG 190

acres 1 White Poll from EARLY EAST TENNESSEE TAXPAYERS by Pollyanna

Creekmore Note: Simon ADAMSON Jr. (may have been born earlier than 1763, as he

paid no Poll Tax, or over aged 50), husband of Eleanor ROUTH with Simon's

brothers John (1767) and Jonathan. (1771). Evan LEWIS married to Sussanah MOON

daughter Richard and Sussanah [Brown] Moon. Is SAMUEL RUTH the same man found in

the Randolph County, NC 1790 Census on page 311 of the original records? Jacob

Ruth (1745) was on page 293, and Joseph Ruth (1747) was on page 291. Isaac

Redfern, brother of Martha and Mary on page 292. Samuel was enumerated with 2

males over 16, 5 males under 16, and 3 females. The fact that he was excused from

paying Poll Tax probably means he was over the age of 50 this date. WILLIAM RUTH

probably the William Routh who married Jefferson County, TN Phebe Hodges on April

21, 1803, certificate #482. Capt. Charles Hodges is of the right age to be the

father of Phebe, but the Hodges records on the Internet do not seem to include

females. Is William a son of Samuel? The Thornburgh and Mills families both

from Randolph County, NC as is Joseph Moon and his son Daniel, but not sure who

Nathaniel is. Henry Thornburgh Senior was married to Rachel Moon thus Joseph

Moon's uncle. Also on this list are the names Beeson, Baldwin, Mendinghall,

Roberts, Rees, Williams and others.

 

1802 According to minutes of the Pawpaw Hollow Baptist Church in Sevier County,

TN Jacob and Martha [Refern] Routh were among the original members in 1802. This

evidently while the church was located in Knox County and before it's 1820 move

to Paw Paw Hollow in Sevier County, TN. What was the name of the Church at this

date? See: 1820

 

1803 The Randolph County, NC 1803 Tax List taken again this year by James Bains

Esq as he did in 1799, but this time he did NOT arrange the list in alphabetical

order. This list has four men named Routh in a sequential group as follows-

JACOB ROUTH 472 ac HENERY ROUTH 1 wp JERIMIAH ROUTH

1 wp ISAAC ROUTH 1 wp

 

Note: Copied at Randolph County Library. This certainly looks like Jacob Routh

of Sandy Creek on the home farm with three sons who are of voting or at least

"taxable"age. This makes it probable that one of the unidentified sons of Jacob

Routh born by 1782 was named Isaac Routh. Note that the 1799 Tax list has three

men listed Jacob Routh (of Sandy Creek) followed by Henery Routh and Jeremiah

Routh. So Isaac came of age between 1799 and 1803 or born 1778- 1882. Isaac not

in 1800 or 1810 Census, nor was he in the Randolph County Marriage Records or the

Land & Property Index. He seems to have left the area.

 

1805 JOSEPH ROUTH SR Under list for Capt. Colman's Company was JOSEPH RUTH SR.

with 150 acres and 1 Poll (Note: This land could well have been very close to the

East TN border). From Burke County, NC List of Taxables for 1805 abstracted by

Ransom McBride and contained in NCGSJ Vol 8 #4, Nov. 1982, page 231. copied at

the Cincinnati Public Library. Note: Burke County, NC at this date took in the

present counties of Avery, Caldwell, Mitchell Yancey, Madison, McDowell, and SW

portion of Alexander. There were only about 144 names on the list and among them

was Daniel Boone, but no other familiar names connected to the family.

 

1806 JACOB ROUTH Sold or gave 64 acres of land at Sandy Creek to JEREMIAH ROUTH,

Book 11, page 101. From the Grantor/Grantee Index of Randolph County, NC Note:

Back in Randolph County this is Jacob Routh of Sandy Creek (son of Zachariah) to

his son Jeremiah. While Lawrence W. Routh came to believe his line of Rouths was

separate from our line, it seems significant that the combination of the names

Zaccheus, Jacob, Jeremiah, Isaac and Jesse were in both families.

 

1806 KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE TAX LIST In the same year that at least five children

of Joseph Routh moved from East Tennessee to Ohio, Sussanah Routh who was married

to Levi Leaky and Edward Routh children of Joseph (1747) were included on the Tax

List of East Tennessee living in Knox County, in Captain Boyd's Company. There

are several familiar Surnames also in the same Company- alphabetized list

ADAMSON, Simeon 115 acres Probably Simon Sr. whose son Simon Jr, married

Eleanor Routh, daughter of Jacob Routh (1745) BALES, John 157* acres

1 white poll BALES, Jacob 93* acres 1 white poll BALES,

Purnell 70 acres 1 white poll BLACKLEY, Charles 146 acres

DOUGLAS, Edward 200 acres 1 white poll DODD, Josiah 185 acres

1slave LEAKY, William 331* acres LEAKY, John

1 white poll LEAKY, Levy 565 acres 1 white poll

LUTTRELL, William 150 acres 1 white poll MOON, Jonah 400

acres 1 white poll RUTH, Edward 256 acres 1 white poll

Edward ROUTH had a Licensed STUD HORSE on this Tax List, his name was NERO, and

Edward paid $2.00 State Tax, $.50 County Tax and $1.00 Jail Tax. from EARLY EAST

TENNESSEE TAXPAYERS compiled by Pollyanna Creekmore. Knox County, TN1806 Tax List

(Ohio University Library) The original books from which this list was copied are

housed in the McClung Historical Collection, Lawson McGhee Library, Knoxville,

Tennessee. Note: EDWARD ROUTH was the eldest child of Joseph Routh (1747). Levi

Leaky's wife was SUSSANAH ROUTH, daughter of Joseph Routh (1747). According to

THE JOSEPH ROUTH FAMILY 1747-1979 by Tom Turpin, page 11, Levi Leaky died about

1808 and in 1818 Susannah moved to Butler County, OH where she and some of her

children stayed until 1822 when they moved on to Henry County, IN. 1822 is the

year Henry County, IN was established from "unorganized territory" but was part

of the Voting District of Delaware County, IN in the 1820 Census.

 

Charles and Margaret [Davis] Blackley had among their children- Alexander Blakely

born Montgomery County, VA April 5, 1773, married Knox County, TN Nov. 18, 1799

(William Dodd bondsman) Sarah Leaky daughter of William and Elizabeth [Scott]

Leaky and sister of Levi Leaky who married Sussanah ROUTH; Agnes Blakely who

married William Dodd and had daughters, Sarah Dodd who married Jefferson County,

TN Mar. 9, 1826 Solomon ROUTH and Anna Dodd who married Jefferson County, TN Feb.

20, 1821 Robert Covey; Charles Blakely who married Knox County, TN Nov. 27, 1815

Polly ROUTH and Mary Blakely who is said in the Blakely records to have married

James ROUTH, but in other Internet records to have married Isaac ROUTH (1772)

Josiah DODD had on the page a footnote which read "Married Mary Lutell, daughter

of Richard Lutell of Amherst County, VA." He did not pay poll tax thus over age

50 and probably the father of William Dodd who married Agnes Blakely and had a

son Josiah Dodd who appeared in the 1830 Census in Knox County, TN near his

sisters who had married Solomon Routh and Robert Covey.

 

1806-1811 The migration of "THE MOON COLONY" from the Knox/Jefferson County, TN

to Clinton County, Ohio and also Butler and Brown Counties in that SW Ohio area.

This move was chronicled in an Article in the September 7, 1894 issue of the

London Times. (London is a small town 25 miles SW of Columbus, Ohio) . The Moon

and Routh families had lived close to each other in Randolph County, NC, moving

on to East Tennessee and thence into Ohio. The Article was written for a family

reunion in Martinsville, Clinton County, Ohio by JOSEPH ROUTH MOON born Sevier

County, TN July 25, 1802, son of Samuel and Martha [Routh] Moon, a grandson of

Joseph Routh and, the great grandson of Edward Routh. The following paragraph

deals with the Routh family.-

 

"The Routh family were originally from Wales. The great grandfather's name was

Edward, his wife's name was Hammer. Grandfather's name was Joseph Routh, and his

wife's name was Molly Redferon and was Scotch-Irish descent. Grandfather Routh

settled on Deep River, Chatham County, North Carolina, before the Revolutionary

War, and sometime before 1796 moved to East Tennessee, Knox County with their

families of sons and daughters as follows; Edward who married Jennie Douglas;

Jesse who married Nancy Douglas; Jeremiah who married Ann Stout; John who married

Jane Moon; Isaac who married Sallie Roberts; Susannah who married Levi Lakey;

Martha who married Samuel Moon; and Polly who married Isom Good."

 

Five Children of Joseph Routh (1747) were involved in this move and a sixth

followed them, they were- JOHN ROUTH and wife JANE MOON MARTHA ROUTH and husband

SAMUEL MOON ISAAC ROUTH and wife SARAH ROBERTS JESSE ROUTH and wife NANCY DOUGLAS

( lived Butler County, OH.) MARY ROUTH and her husband ISOM GOOD At this same

time Isaac son of Jacob Routh (1745) moved to Brown County, OH ISAAC ROUTH and

wife Sarah Sloat SUSANNAH ROUTH, widow of Levi Leaky joined them in 1818

according to Tom Turpin From THE HISTORY OF CLINTON COUNTY, OHIO, W.H. Beers, pg

697 Clinton County, Clark Township- "Among the early settlers were Nimrod Dickey,

John Routh and Isom Good, who manufactured wheels, reels, chairs, tubs, buckets

etc....."

 

1810 Randolph County Federal Census Records alphabetized columns

are||under10|10-und16|16-und26|26-und45|over 45||other free persons|slaves JACOB

RUTH 0-1-0-0-1||0-0-1-0-1||0-0 Note: This is Jacob of Sandy Creek

 

1814 JACOB ROUTH out of love and affection for his loving son, deeds a 110 acre

tract of land on Sandy Creek to Joshua Routh on July 2, 1814 thus proving the

relationship of one of the sons of Jacob and Polly [York] Routh. From the

Randolph County, NC Deed Book 16, page 113. Copied at Randolph County Library

 

 

 

1815 JAMES ROUTH sold 128 Acres to James Cox in Book 13, page 406 From the

Grantor/Grantee Index of Randolph County, NC Note: He evidently remained in this

area at least until this date.

 

1817 Ohio Land Record Deed dated 1817. Robert Harrison & Mary his wife of Summers

Twp Preble County, OH to JESSE ROUTH, Section 5, Township 5, Range 2; bound by

land of Wm. Stewart, John Hammer, Widow Warnock. Signed Robert (X) Harrison and

Mary Harrison. Witnessed by Matthew Richardson and Marsh Williams. Registered

1918 Butler County Land Records, Vol. 2, page 484. Note: From Butler County, Ohio

Land Records Vol 2; 1816-1823 by Shirley Keller Mikesell (Cinti Library Alcove)

The Hammer family in Clinton County area came from Guilford County, NC.

 

1819 GENEALOGY IN NORTH CAROLINA'S SUPREME COURT CASES by Loren D. Austin NC 364

(page # original record) THOMPSON vs. BLAIR, from Guilford County, NC Nov. Term

1819 MOSES RUTH of Maryland had daughter Jane who married Robert M'Quiston. They

had daughters Ruth born 1754 and Jane born 1756. By 1760 Jane Sr. was widowed;

she married as a second husband Thos. Blair in 1765. Ruth married Robt.

Thompson. Jane Jr. married Alexander Nelson, then ____ Short. Mentioned was

James Archer who died 1799. From NCGSJ (North Carolina Genealogical Society

Journal)Vol. 7 #3, page 124. Note: Jane [Mquiston] Nelson married 2nd Aaron Short

1826 in Tennessee. This looks like a dispute over an estate between a mother and

daughter, probably, Robert M'Quiston's estate. At least one of Moses Routh's

children, Jane [Ruth] M'Quiston Blair, must have been living Guildford County

this date. This Moses said in Internet records to have died Harford County, MD

September 18, 1781. Note that Harford County, Maryland is on the northern part of

the state and about 40 miles from Chester County, PA. That record also says he

married Ester IRWIN who was born about 1701 in Rathmelton, Ireland. Jean [RUTH]

Mquiston Blair was living in Guilford County, NC when her daughter Martha Blair

was born Feb. 12, 1771. Martha married John Blair III, died Feb. 10, 1853 in

Tennessee. Note that were only two unidentified Rouths in Randolph County

Marriage records and one was named MOSES ROUTH who married Dec. 17, 1843

ELIZABETH RIGHTSELL. The Rouths of Sandy Creek lived next to a family named

Rightsell. They also lived next to a JAMES ROUTH for many years, and the sons of

James in the 1790 census have never been identified. Four men named McCuistian

were on the 1800 Jefferson County, TN Tax list, James Sr and Jr, Andrew and

Joseph.

 

1820 Baptist Church moves from Knox County, TN to Sevier County, TN IN THE SHADOW

OF THE SMOKIES, Sevier County, Tennessee Cemeteries published by the Smoky

Mountain Historical Society. Page 45 says- In March 1820 the church members met

and agreed "to move her residence to a place called Pappaw Hollow in Sevier

County." Previously the church had been located in Knox County. In the minutes

of Paw Paw Hollow Baptist Church for May, 1822 we find where the church appointed

a committee to "view a place for a graveyard." The committee, made up of

"Brothers" John Lockhert, Moses Long, Jacob Routh and Zachariah Routh, made a

report in the same meeting that they had viewed and laid off a burying place. The

report goes on to say that many of the early families are buried there and

mentions specifically the "Ruths" and the Douglas families but it also says that

none of the stones are marked and there is no exact information on those buried

there. It does not reveal the exact location or the name of this church before

it was moved to Paw Paw Hollow or why the congregation decided to move.

 

General Routh says Jacob's son Zaccheus and wife Nellie joined the church in

1820. Jacob's son John and his wife Elizabeth Mashman were members by 1821 and

that "Other members of Jacob's family were his brother Isaac and his wife Mary

W., who were members until they were dismissed by letter in Aug. 1821." Note:

Kenna Routh of Baldwin, KS has read these church records and relates that there

was no specific relationship stated between Jacob and Isaac Routh in these

records. Male members were all called "brother", but it was only in relation to

the common membership in the congregation. Internet information indicates that

the Paw Paw Hollow Baptist Church was an offshoot of the Boyd's Creek (Sevier

County) Baptist Church and was formed "in the forks of the Holston and French

Broad Rivers, Knox County December 22, 1802".

 

1821 GRAINGER COUNTY, TENNESSEE 1821 TAX LIST An alphabetized list Capt. Clark's

Company Isaac RUTH 40 acres Jacob RUTH 45 acres

1FP Stephen RUTH 5 acres 1FP From EARLY EAST

TENNESSEE TAX LISTS by Mary Barnett Curtis, 1964 Note: Isaac did not pay the Poll

Tax, thus over age 50 and born before 1771. There were no other familiar names

in this group

 

1822 JEFFERSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE 1822 TAX LIST Many of these Surnames were

grouped together in 1800. Most of the surnames on Capt. Evan's list appear on

pages 324-325 of the Jefferson County, TN 1830 Census indicating that these

people were still in the same area at that time. CAPTAIN EVAN'S COMPANY William

DODD 350 acres 2WP Alexander DOUGLAS 166

acres 1WP Calloway HODGES 835* acres 1WP 5BP

Charles HODGES Jr 1 stud

horse Charles HODGES Sr 150 acres 3BP 2

stud horses Isham LARGE 1WP Joseph LARGE

1WP Robert LARGE

1WP Thomas LARGE 1WP William LARGE

1WP William MILLS Jr. 80 acres

1WP John RUTH 354 acres 1WP Abel WILLIAMS

117 acres 1WP Isaac WILLIAMS 80 acres CAPT. BAKER'S COMPANY

Eleanor ADAMSON 163 acres Simon ADAMSON 230 acres 1WP

Asher BALES 1WP John BALES Sr.

266 acres John BALES Sr. (Jr?) 50 acres 1WP William

BALES 100 acres 1WP William BALES 116

acres 1WP Joshua COVEY 1WP James DODD

1WP Elisha HAMMER 100 acres 1WP

Isaac HAMMER 310 acres !WP Jesse HAMMER

1WP

 

Jacob MILLS 66 acres Jesse MILLS

1WP John MILLS 200 acres 2WP Samuel MILLS

160 acres 2WP William MILLS 200 acres

Zachariah MILLS 355 acres 1WP Benjamin THORNBURGH 103 acres

1WP William WATKINS 106 acres 1WP Eli WILSON

1WP Isreal WILSON 300 acres 1WP Levi

WILSON 1WP William WILSON 103 acres

1WP CAPT. MANARDS COMPANY Jesse ADAMSON 142 acres 1WP John

DOUGLAS 600 acres 3WP CAPT. THORNBURGH'S COMPANY Ai THORNBURGH

1WP Benjamin THORNBURGH 192 acres CAPTAIN WATKIN'S

COMPANY William YORK 1WP From EARLY EAST TENNESSEE TAX LISTS

by Mary Barnett Curtis Notes:The children of Simon ADAMSON and Eleanor ROUTH are

well represented here- Elizabeth married William BALES, Lydia married Joshua

COVEY, Susannah married Eli WILSON, Martha married Isreal WILSON and Esther

married William WILSON. William WATKINS was the second husband of Martha [COVEY]

BARRINGER (her daughter Catherine Barringer married Jonathan ROUTH) William DODD

and wife Agnes BLAKELY had daughters Sarah and Anna who would marry Solomon ROUTH

(as yet unidentified) and Robert COVEY (brother of Joshua and Martha) and be in

this area in 1830. Rhoda ROUTH daughter of Edward and Jane [Douglas] ROUTH

married Knox County, TN Nov. 14, 1820 Alexander DOUGLAS. Martha ROUTH sister of

Rhoda (above) married Knox County, TN in 1833 William MILLS. The Hodges families

are of interest because Calloway and Charles Hodges Sr are brothers of an age to

have a daughter Phebe HODGES who might have married Jefferson County, TN April

12, 1803 William ROUTH who is as yet unidentified. In the Hodges Internet files

it seemed that only males were listed. Isaac HAMMER was son of Abraham and Rachel

HAMMER living near Jacob and Joseph ROUTH in Randolph County and his sister Mary

HAMMER married John N. ADAMSON a son of Simon ADAMSON Jr. and Eleanor ROUTH. Not

entirely sure of the Simon ADAMSON in this record unless he is the son of Jesse

T. ADAMSON a brother of Simon ADAMSON Jr. A Mary ROUTH married in Jefferson

County, TN June 24, 1832 John LARGE, and Mary is as yet unidentified, but it is

of interest that the Large family followed the Quaker migration route from

Chester County, PA to Frederick County, VA into NC and then into TN. William YORK

was the brother of Mollie [York] ROUTH wife of Jacob ROUTH (1755) of Sandy Creek,

Randolph County, NC.

 

1826 JEFFERSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE JACOB ROUTH'S will was written Sept. 13, 1826

and in it Jacob Routh, Cabinet maker of Jefferson County, TN left everything to

his wife Martha, His son John was appointed his executor and at Martha's demise

the estate was to be divided equally among his heirs. (Not specifically named)

 

1830 1830 FEDERAL CENSUS, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE AGES

||-5|5-10|10-15|15-20|20-30|30-40|40-50|50-60|60-70|70-80|80-90|90-100|100+||

-5|5-10|10-15|15-20|20-30|30-40|40-50|50-60|60-70|70-80|80-90|90-100|100+|| Males

Females NAME

||0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|| William BALES

||0-0-0-1-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0||0-0-1-0-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0|| page 300

 

Thomas ADAMSON ||2-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||

page 301 Joseph BLAKELY

||2-1-0-1-0-0-1-0-1-0-0-0-0||1-2-1-0-1-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|| William BALES

||1-1-1-1-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||2-1-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|| Larkin ADAMSON

||0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|| Benjn. THORNBURGH

||0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-1-0-0||0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0|| page

312 Nimrod THORNBURGH

||0-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||1-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|| Samuel THORNBURGH

||0-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||1-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|| John THORNBURGH

||1-1-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||1-2-2-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|| Ai THORNBURY

||2-1-1-1-1-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||1-2-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|| page 317

James RANKIN

||1-2-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||2-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|| page 320 Wm.

RANKIN

||0-1-2-0-1-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||0-0-1-1-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|| Thos. RANKIN

||1-1-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||2-1-1-1-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|| Zachariah MILLS

||0-0-2-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0||0-1-1-0-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|| page 322

Jesse MILLS

||1-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||2-2-1-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|| Saml. MILLS

||1-0-0-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0||0-0-0-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0|| John MILLS

||0-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|| Elisha

HAMMER ||1-2-1-2-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0||0-0-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|| Wm

LARGE

||1-0-2-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0||2-0-1-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0|| page 325 Wm. L.

LARGE ||1-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||1-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||

Isum LARGE

||2-1-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||0-2-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|| Joseph LARGE

||0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0||1-0-1-2-2-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-1|| Solomon RUTH

||0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|| Robt.

COVEY

||0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||2-2-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|| Josiah DODD

||0-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||2-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|| Joseph HEARN

||0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||

page 341 Aaron MILLS

||0-0-0-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0||0-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|| Ashur BALES

||3-0-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0||0-0-3-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0|| John HEARN

||1-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||1-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|| John RUTH

||1-1-2-1-1-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0||1-1-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-1-0-0||

Eliphalet KELSEY

||2-1-2-1-0-0-1-0-1-0-0-0-0||0-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-1-0-0-0|| Elinor ADAMSON

||0-2-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||2-0-1-0-0-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0|| Thomas ADAMSON

||3-1-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|| Isreal WILSON

||0-1-2-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0||1-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|| page 342

Eli WILSON

||1-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||1-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|| Isaac WILSON

||0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|| William WATKINS

||1-0-2-1-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||0-1-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0|| William MILLS

||0-0-1-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0||0-0-1-0-2-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0|| 1830

FEDERAL CENSUS, KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE John LACKEY

||0-1-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||1-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|| page 340 Joshua

COVEY ||0-1-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||2-1-2-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||

page 390 Jacob ADAMSON

||0-1-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||0-2-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|| John DOUGLAS

||0-1-1-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0||1-1-1-0-0-0-2-0-0-0-0-0-0|| page 391 Edward

ROUTH ||0-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0||1-0-1-1-2-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0||

1830 FEDERAL CENSUS, GRAINGER COUNTY, TENNESSEE Enoch YORK

||0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|| page 358 Copy!

Jacob RUTH

||2-2-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||0-0-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|| page 359 John

RUTH

||1-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||2-1-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|| page 369 Stephen

RUTH ||1-1-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||1-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||

Isaac RUTH

||0-1-1-1-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0||0-0-1-0-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0|| page 370 Thomas

VIDETOE ||0-0-2-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||2-3-0-2-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|| 1830

FEDERAL CENSUS, MONROE COUNTY, TENNESSEE John McCLUSKY

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Jacob ROUTH

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Pleasant ROUTH ||0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||

page 99 Hezekiah ROUTH

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FEDERAL CENSUS, SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE John MOON

||0-0-0-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0||0-4-0-1-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-1-0|| page 92 William

MOON ||1-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||1-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||

page 102 William THORNBURG

||2-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||1-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|| page 104 Jerimiah

ROUTH ||0-0-0-1-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||0-0-2-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||

page 109 Robert BAILES

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Jane McCROSKY ||0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0||

John McCROSKY ||0-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0||0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||

John YORK

||3-1-0-0-2-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0||0-2-0-3-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|| page 111 Jeremiah

ROUTH *Junior ||0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||

page 113 John DOUGLAS

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Alexander DOUGLAS

||2-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||0-2-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|| Thomas DOUGLAS

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||1-0-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||0-2-0-0-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0|| James ROUTH

||0-1-0-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0||0-1-2-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0|| page 115

Zechiriah ROUTH ||0-0-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0||2-2-2-1-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||

John MOON

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*The printed Census records do not have Jeremiah Routh listed as "Junior", but

the original records clearly have the Jr after his name.

 

1833-1834 ZACCHEUS ROUTH and JEREMIAH ROUTH were part of the "MISSOURI MIGRATION"

in which a number of interrelated families left East Tennessee in the early

1830's to take advantage of the newly available Public Lands being offered by the

government in Missouri. Those families, some of whom had previously been in

Randolph County, NC with the Routh family were Adamson, Bales, Wilson,

Thornburgh, Douglas and Cates. Their first acquisition of land in Missouri was

in Ray County which at that date encompassed a large area in the North West

portion of the state. Jeremiah Routh had received a land bounty for service

during the War of 1812 and his brother Zaccheus obtained land next to that bounty

land in the Township of Richmond, Ray County, MO. Both men continued to purchase

land Zccheus in 1835 and 1836 and Jeremiah in 1837 and 1843. Jeremiah's son JOHN

ROUTH obtained land in 1838 near that of his father. Also in the same area were

Jacob Adamson and William Bales who was married to Elizabeth Adamson, both

Elizabeth and Jacob were children of Eleanor Routh daughter of Jacob (1745).

There were several other children of Eleanor who settled to the west of Ray

County when the Platte lands were opened. Note: These Land records as well as

those of the Routh family in other Counties in the 1850's available on the

Internet at the following address-

http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/asp/patinfo.asp?

 

1840 1840 FEDERAL CENSUS, GRAINGER COUNTY, TENNESSEE AGES

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Stephen ROUTH ||0-2-0-1-0-0-1-0-1-0-0-0-0||1-1-1-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0||

page 110 Asa ROUTH

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FEDERAL CENSUS, SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE John ROUTH

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FEDERAL CENSUS, MONROE COUNTY, TENNESSEE Pleasant M. ROUTH

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Robert and Sherry Stancliff 7415 FourWinds Drive Cincinnati, Ohio 45242

 

filename:RouthTime filedate:January 19, 2001 update: January 25, 2001

update:February 7, 2001 update:February 19, 2001 update:March 24, 2001

printdate:June 21, 2001

 

Routh Timeline 1

 

 

 

 

 

FAMILIES ALLIED TO THE ROUTH FAMILY

 

The members of the ROUTH FAMILY were at one time Quakers, but as time passed more

and more of them became less inclined to pursue that way of life. It has become

clear that while the ROUTHS were not generally found in the Quaker records, they

associated with families that were. They traveled with them following the same

migration patterns, settled near them and married them.

 

It is interesting that several branches of the Routh family say "They came from

Wales". This statement may stem from the fact that in Chester County, PA the

Routh family lived among Welsh Quakers. The first three Townships laid out in

Chester County were entirely populated by Quakers from Wales, recruited by

William Penn, and was called "The Welsh Tract". The chances are good that one

or more of the Routh wives whose last names are unknown are from that Welsh

community, thus "Our ancestors came from Wales" has some basis in fact.

 

EDWARD ROUTH born Mar. 25, 1713 son of Lawrence and Mehitable [____] Routh was

proven by Frederick County Land records to have received a grant of land in 1749

in Tract 58 in the Wappacomo Plat and was living in Frederick County, VA at least

until 1754. The area where Edward ROUTH lived is now located in Hampshire

County, WV. It is probable that the Thornburgh, Moon, Brown, Mills and Beals

families settled for a time in an area that is now part of Berkeley County WV.

It is also probable that they were within 30 miles of each other. What once

seemed like an isolated piece of information, has now revealed a major migration

pattern beginning with the Quaker Community in Chester County, PA, and involving

a number of allied families.

 

It seems likely that those families that trace their movements from Chester

County, PA or Bucks County, PA to Frederick County, VA, to the Piedmont area of

NC then on to East Tennessee were acquaintances of long standing and more and

more of them are turning out to be related in some way.

 

Here, on the theory that if you can't find the records of the family you want,

look for the families that were associated with them. This is the result of an

Allied family search. The interrelationships are many, these are sure to be

incomplete, but all of these families had a definite influence on the ROUTH

family.

 

 

ADAMSON SIMON ADAMSON SR son of John and Ann [Scuse or Skew] Adamson born

Springfield Township, Bucks County, PA 1733. His mother died when he was born and

the records indicate the women of the Gwynedd Meeting cared for the infant.

Simon died Knox or Jefferson County, TN. He married in Pennsylvania "out of

unity" 2 mo 1758 and was dismissed from the Quaker meeting.(probably Gwynedd MM)

It is probable that he married a second time to an Eleanor, and this is a source

of much confusion and speculation in Adamson research. Internet sources list

Eleanor MOON or Margaret___, and another source says "records show that a Simon

Adamson married Mrs. Eleanor Lewis in 1766" No source for this record given and

no location specified, and she would have been a second wife. We have not yet

found any authority for a marriage to any one of these individuals, but it did

precipitate an interest in the MOON family, particularly since Jack Stambaugh

author of The Adamson as We See Them believes she was Eleanor [MOON] Lewis.

Simon moved to NC where a number of his children were born, including his sons

Simon ADAMSON Jr and John N. ADAMSON and Jesse T. ADAMSON. From there the family

moved to East Tennessee where Simon Sr and Simon Jr died, Simon Jr's widow

Eleanor [ROUTH] Adamson and their children moved from Tennessee to Ray and Platte

Counties, MO. From Missouri they split up, some moving to Leavenworth County, KS

about 1856 and some to Collin County, TX.- SIMON ADAMSON JR son of Simon Sr. was

born NC 1763, died Jefferson County, TN 1814, married Randolph County, NC about

1787 ELEANOR ROUTH daughter of Jacob and Martha [Redfern] Routh.

 

JOHN N. ADAMSON son of Simon Sr. was born Dec. 9, 1767, according to Cane Creek

MM records he married Mary HAMMER. Mary Adamson (formerly Hammer) was dismissed

from the Cane Creek MM, Orange County, NC for marrying out of unity on Oct. 7,

1786. It must be noted that Mary was reinstated as she was given a certificate

to Lost Creek MM in Jefferson County, TN in 1806. Mary HAMMER was the daughter of

Abraham and Rachel [____] Hammer born Randolph County, NC July 31, 1768. Abraham

HAMMER found living near Jacob ROUTH, Joseph ROUTH and Isaac REDFERN in Randolph

County Records. JESSE T. ADAMSON son of Simon Sr. was born 1758/9 probably in NC

married Mary WELLS who was in the Cane Creek MM records had among his children

John and Joseph- JOHN ADAMSON son of Jesse T. and Mary [Wells] Adamson,(this does

not agree with records from K.A.R.D. files which have John son of Jesse marrying

someone else and living a long life, and do not know which is correct) born about

1780 , died East Tennessee by 1807, married Knox County, TN Jan. 5, 1801 REBECCA

LEAKY daughter of William and Elizabeth [Scott] Leaky, no date given for her

birth but her sister was born 1781/2 in Surry County, NC. The bond signed by John

Adamson and John Leaky, Rebecca's brother. They had two children John ADAMSON

born about 1803 and Charlotte ADAMSON born about 1804. William Leakey Sr was

appointed guardian of these two children by a Court in Knox County, TN in July

session 1807. This has caused some researchers to believe that both parents were

dead by this date. It was common practice for the Court to appoint a relative as

guardian of minor children to protect the inherited interests and rights (usually

financial or land related) of those minor children, particularly when a widow was

contemplating remarriage. Internet files reveal that some researchers in the

Beals/Bales family believe that Jacob BEALS married Rebecca Adamson a daughter of

Simon Adamson Sr. in Knox or Jefferson County, TN. I tend to believe Jacob BEALS

married the young widow, Rebecca [Leaky] Adamson. Rebecca's sister, Sarah

LEAKY, married Knox County, TN Nov. 18, 1799 ALEXANDER BLAKELY. They were nieces

of Levi LEAKY and Sussanah [ROUTH] LEAKY. JOSEPH ADAMSON son of Jesse T. and Mary

[Wells] Adamson. He and some of his siblings moved to Lost Creek MM in 1797.

Joseph was disowned for marrying out of unity on Jan. 31, 1807. This first

marriage was to a daughter of CHARLES BLAKELY but her first name is unknown. On

Oct. 3, 1815 he married as a second wife his cousin ALICE ADAMSON daughter of

Thomas "Byrd" and Rachel [Williams] Adamson. Thomas was another son of Simon

Adamson Sr. REBECCA ADAMSON said in Internet files to be a daughter of Simon Sr.

born Guilford County, NC about 1780, married Lost Creek MM, Jefferson County, TN

1792 (12 years old WOW!) JACOB BEALS/BALES son of Thomas (born Nottingham,

Chester County, PA )and Sarah [Antrim or Ancram] Bales. See above- This is much

more likely to be REBECCA [LEAKY] ADAMSON.

 

 

BEALS or BALES JOHN JACOB BEALS lived Chester County, PA in the very early days.

He was on the List of Taxables in 1693 living in Ashtowne Township, Chester

County, PA along with only eight other names. It appears that he may have been

particularly close to the Lawrence ROUTH family. An Internet record calls him

John JACOB Beals, a middle name that may bear some significance to us in our

search for the origin of the name Jacob in the ROUTH family. He was born 1650 in

England, married Mary CLAYTON born Jun. 29, 1665 in Rumbaldaweeke, Sussex,

England. On march 10, 1691 LAWRENCE ROUTH and JOHN BEALE were witnesses on a

land transaction in Chichester Township, Chester County, PA. The land was sold

by John Kinsman for £15 to John Eyre and was 100 acres in Chichester Township

bounded on land of Humphrey Scarlett. Witnesses Joshua Fearne and Joseph Coeburn.

Note: John Kinsman married Chester MM Feb 15, 1684/5 Hannah SIMCOCK daughter of

John. Hannah's brother Jacob was grandfather of SARAH SIMCOCK who married FRANCIS

ROUTH JR. John and Hannah [Simcock] Kinsman's daughter, Elizabeth KINSMAN, born

in November 1685, married Nov. 13, 1704 Concord MM John DUTTON son of the

immigrant John Dutton and they had a son - KINGSMAN DUTTON born 1715, married

ANNE ROUTH daughter of FRANCIS ROUTH SR and Barbara (perhaps Barbara Howell).

Anne's niece, HANNAH ROUTH (dau. Francis Routh Jr), married Kingsman's first

cousin once removed, THOMAS DUTTON son of Richard and Mary [Martin] Dutton After

the death of Lawrence ROUTH in 1691 the Court gave permission to the widow Ann

[Metcalf] ROUTH to sell 50 acres of land to acquire funds for the support of her

family. JOHN BEALS, purchased that land in a deed dated Oct. 13, 1693.

 

While Humphrey JOHNSON was administrator on the Estate of LAWRENCE ROUTH in 1693,

both Humphrey Johnson, who married the widow in this year, and JOHN BEALS jointly

posted bond with the Court. John BEALS and wife Mary [Clayton] Beals had a son

named John- JOHN BEALS son of John Sr. and Mary [Clayton] Beals born Ashton or

Aston Township, Chester County, PA 28th day 1st month, 1685 , died Prince George

County, MD 1745, married Sept. 14, 1711 Chester MM records SARAH BOWATER born

Aug. 17, 1688 Chester County, PA. Among their children were Sarah, Thomas, and

John who are of interest to our research- SARAH BEALS or BALES daughter of John

and Sarah [Bowater] Beals born Chester County, PA May 29, 1713, died Deep River,

Guilford County, NC Sept. 9, 1800, married Chester County, PA 1732 JOHN MILLS JR

born Philadelphia, PA Oct. 27, 1712 son of John and Rachel [Bates] Mills. THOMAS

BEALS son of John and Sarah [Bowater] Beals born Nottingham Township, Chester

County, PA Mar. 14, 1719, died Richmondale, Ross County, OH Aug. 29, 1801,

married Monocacy, Prince Georges County, MD Nov. 12, 1741 Sarah ANTRIM or

Ancram.. They spent several years in Frederick County, VA, but by 1753 they were

in New Garden MM, Guilford County, NC. They lived in Guilford County for the

next ten years and had a son Jacob- JACOB BALES son of Thomas and Susan [Atrim]

Bales was born Oct. 28, 1768 New Garden MM records, Guilford County, NC, married

Jefferson County, TN about 1792 REBECCA ADAMSON said in Internet files (which

differ from ours) to be the daughter of Simon Adamson Sr. See Rebecca under

ADAMSON above. JOHN BEALS (Jr) son of John and Sarah [Bowater] Beals born

Nottingham Township, Chester County, PA April 17, 1717, died 1796 in Guilford

County, NC, married Frederick County, MD Nov. 13, 1738 Margaret Esther HUNT born

Bucks County, PA 1721. A John BEALES was granted a certificate from Hopewell MM,

Frederick County, VA on April 14, 1758 to New Garden MM, NC. They were accepted

at the Cane Creek MM, Orange County, NC May 27, 1758. They had a son William-

WILLIAM BALES born Frederick County, VA about 1740-1747, married New Garden MM,

Guilford County, NC Rachel Green born about 1749 Kennett Township, Chester

County, PA. William and Rachel had a son John- JOHN BALES born May 15, 1772,

married Mar. 3, 1791 ANN THORNBURGH daughter of Henry and Rachel [MOON]

Thornburgh born May 15, 1772. Among the children of John and Ann [Thornburgh]

Bales were two of particular interest, Rachel and William- RACHEL BALES born Nov.

28, 1793, married Jefferson County, TN July 23, 1811 ISAAC MILLS son of Aaron and

Charity [Mendenhall] Mills born Deep River, Guilford County, NC Mar. 29, 1786,

died TN 1855. WILLIAM BALES born Feb. 10, 1792, died Ray County, MO Jan. 16,

1882, married Jefferson County, TN about 1792 ELIZABETH ADAMSON daughter of Simon

and Eleanor [ROUTH] Adamson born Aug. 6, 1791, died Ray County, MO Jan. 16, 1879.

Their son Perry- PERRY BALES married Ray County, MO Mar. 26, 1837 ELIZABETH

ADAMSON daughter of Jacob and Ruth [Covey] Adamson. Jacob son of Simon Jr and

Eleanor [Routh] Adamson On Tract 58, Frederick County, VA Land Records Dec. 13,

1734 John MILLS Jr 408 acres Mar. 9, 1744 John BEALS

165 acres Feb. 11, 1752 William and Jean BALDWIN 243

acres Note: John MILLS Jr son of John and Rachel [Bates] Mills born Philadelphia,

PA Oct. 27, 1712 and married Chester County, PA Jul. 10, 1732 Sarah BEALS. His

grandparents were John and Sarah [Harrold] Mills. His brother Henry MILLS

married Jan. 18, 1740 Hopewell MM, Frederick County, VA Hannah THORNBURGH. John

Mill's wife, Sarah BEALS, was a daughter of John and Sarah [Bowater] Beals of

Aston Township, Chester County, PA born May 29, 1713. It is probable that the

John BEALS next to them is Sarah's brother born Feb. 17, 1719 and his wife

Margaret Esther HUNT whom he married Nov. 13, 1738 in Frederick County, MD. A

William BALDWIN was the third husband of Mary Ann BEALS daughter of John and

Sarah [Bowater] Beals of Aston Township, Chester County, PA born about 1722.

Jean was probably an earlier wife of William Baldwin.

 

BLAKELY

 

CHARLES BLAKELY born about 1736 in Ireland , died after Oct. 17, 1816 in Knox

County, TN, married MARGARET DAVIS and they had eleven children all born

Montgomery or Smyth County, VA, very near Frederick County, VA, six of whom are

of interest to us they are Alexander, Jesse, Agnes, Mary, Charles and a daughter

whose first name is unknown. ALEXANDER BLAKELY son of Charles and Margaret

[Davis] Blakely born Apr. 5, 1773, married Knox County, TN Nov. 18, 1799 SARAH

LEAKY born Nov. 26, 1781 daughter of William(born about 1763 Orange County, NC)

and Elizabeth [Scott] Leaky. Sarah was a niece of LEVI LEAKY who married

SUSSANAH ROUTH. Sarah appeared in the Paw Paw Hollow Church records when Sarah

Blakely was received by experience in March of 1803 possibly along with one of

her Leaky relatives. Alexander Blacklye and his wife Sarah were dismissed "by

letter" in Oct. 1807. Were they part of "the Moon Colony" who went to Ohio about

this time? Sarah's sister, REBECCA LEAKY, married Knox County, TN Jan. 5, 1801

JOHN ADAMSON son of Jesse T. and Mary [Wells] Adamson born 1780. They had

children John ADAMSON born about 1803 and Charlotte ADAMSON born about 1804 and

both of these children were placed under the guardianship of William LEAKY (Sr)

in Knox County, TN in July 1807. John's father was a brother of SIMON ADAMSON

who married ELEANOR ROUTH. JESSE BLAKELY son of Charles and Margaret [Davis]

Blakely born Dec. 25, 1777, married POLLY KERNS, was received into the Paw Paw

Hollow Baptist Church by experience in February 1803 AGNES BLAKELY daughter of

Charles and Margaret [Davis] Blakely born about 1779, married before 1799

probably in Knox County, TN WILLIAM DODD son of Josiah and Mary [Luttrell] Dodd

born Amherst County, VA 1740. There was a William DODD on the Chester County, PA

Tax List 1722 living Aston Township who may have been related. William DODD was

surety at marriage of Alexander BLAKELY. William and Agnes had among their

children daughters Sarah and Anna- SARAH DODD married Jefferson County, TN Mar.

9, 1826 SOLOMON RUTH who is as yet unidentified. ANNA DODD born Knox County, TN,

died before 1846 in Morgan County, IL, married Jefferson County, TN Feb. 20, 1821

ROBERT COVEY who was the brother of RUTH COVEY who married JACOB ADAMSON (son of

Simon and Eleanor [ROUTH] Adamson), JOSHUA COVEY who married LYDIA ADAMSON

(sister of Jacob Adamson), and MARTHA COVEY whose first husband was DANIEL

BARRENGER (parents of Catherine Barrenger who married JONATHAN ROUTH born 1800).

MARY BLAKELY daughter of Charles and Margaret [Davis] Blakely born 1781, married

according to Internet files and probably in Knox County, TN JAMES ROUTH. It has

been reported on the Internet that Mary married ISAAC ROUTH (1772), but there was

no documentation given for either marriage. James has not yet been identified.

CHARLES BLAKELY son of Charles and Margaret [Davis] Blakely born 1785, died

before Oct. 3, 1825, married Knox County, TN Nov. 27, 1815 POLLY ROUTH who is as

yet unidentified. DAUGHTER BLAKELY daughter of Charles and Margaret [Davis]

Blakely born about 1784, married JOSEPH ADAMSON son of Jesse T. Adamson. On July

2, 1787 Joseph was accepted into membership at Deep River

 

MM, Guilford County, NC along with his brother John (married to Rebecca Leaky

above) on their father's request. They moved to Lost Creek MM, Jefferson County,

TN in 1797. Joseph was disowned for marrying out of unity on Jan. 31, 1807.

On Oct. 3, 1815 he married as a second wife his cousin Alice or Alcy ADAMSON.

Jesse T. Adamson was a son of Simon Adamson Sr and Alcy Adamson was a daughter of

Thomas "Byrd" Adamson and Rachel [Williams] Adamson. Thomas was a son of Simon

Adamson Sr. Note: It seems more than coincidence that in the records associated

with the Blakely family there are three unidentified individuals named ROUTH.

Solomon, Polly and James who may all be part of one family. There are also a

William ROUTH and a Samuel ROUTH in this area and unidentified.

 

 

HAMMER

 

ABRAHAM HAMMER son of John or Johannes Hammer (born about 1683 Palatinate,

Germany) and Jane ____ (born 1689 in Wales, Great Britain) was born Plymouth Twp,

Philadelphia County, PA 1731, married Rachel ____ (another Internet source says

she was Rachel Meeting) born Bucks County, PA 1731. They seemed to be Quakers.

They had son Isaac HAMMER born Guilford County, NC but successive children in

this family were born Randolph County, NC. Abraham HAMMER signed the 1785

Petition in Randolph County to have the Court moved. He was in the southern part

of the county and clustered in a group comprised of Isaac REDFERN, Jacob ROUTH,

Joseph ROUTH, and Edward ROUTH. Joseph Routh was said to be the son of Edward

Routh and a woman named HAMMER. In 1754 Edward and wife named Deborah sold

property in Frederick County, VA, so she was probably Deborah HAMMER. Abraham and

Rachel had among their children Isaac and Mary who are of interest in our

research- ISAAC HAMMER son of Abraham and Rachel [____] Hammer born Nov. 20, 1764

Guilford County, NC, married. Lost Creek MM records, Jefferson County, TN Jan.

10, 1798 Hannah MILLS daughter of Aaron Mills (born Frederick County, VA Dec. 22,

1749) and Charity [Mendenhall] Mills. Charity Mendenhall was the daughter of

Mordecai and Charity Mendenhall whose family also lived Frederick County, VA.

MARY HAMMER daughter of Abraham and Rachel [____] Hammer born Randolph County, NC

July 31, 1768, married JOHN N. ADAMSON son of Simon Adamson Sr born Dec. 9, 1767

Cane Creek MM, Orange County, NC records. John was a brother of Simon Adamson

Jr who married Eleanor ROUTH daughter of Jacob ROUTH. Mary Adamson (formerly

Hammer) was dismissed from the Cane Creek MM, Orange County, NC for "marrying out

of unity" on Oct. 7, 1786. It must be noted that Mary was reinstated as she was

given a certificate to Lost Creek MM in Jefferson County, TN in 1806. This

certainly suggests that Mary was a Quaker before she married John ADAMSON who no

longer was a Quaker in good standing.

 

 

MILLS JOHN MILLS Sr son of John and Sarah [Harrold] Mills was born Philadelphia,

PA Jan. 29, 1686, married Chester County, PA Rachel BATES. John MILLS was on the

Chester County, PA Tax Lists from 1718-1726 in West Nottingham Township. They

evidently moved to Maryland for a period of time as John was said to be "of

Prince George County, MD" when he received a patent in 1734 and had a large tract

of land surveyed on Mill Creek, a branch of the Opekan River in Frederick County,

MD, Tract 38. On Tract 38, Frederick County, VA Land Records Nov. 20, 1734 John

MILLS Sr 1315 acres Mar. 9, 1744 Thomas MILLS and

Elizabeth 307 acres Mar. 9, 1744 Jonathan HARROLD and Catherine

150 acres Mar. 9, 1744 Hurr MILLS 250 acres Mar.

9, 1744 Henry MILLS 207 acres A William Chenworth

and John Hays were also on Tract 38, each with 100 acres Note: This is John MILLS

SR son of John and Sarah [Harrold] Mills born Jan. 29, 1686 in Philadelphia, PA,

died in Maryland Nov. 24, 1760, married 1. Chester County, PA Rachel BATES,

married 2. Rebecca WRIGHT. Thomas MILLS married 18th day 4th month (June) 1730

at Monocacy, near present day Buckeystown, Frederick County, MD Elizabeth HARROLD

born May 10, 1711 daughter of Richard and Mary [BEALS] Harrold. Jonathan HARROLD

was Elizabeth's brother. His wife was thought to be Catherine HIATT. Rachel

HARROLD was Elizabeth's sister and she married Hurr MILLS son of John MILLS Sr.

John Mills Jr living nearby on Tract 58, and Henry Mills are of particular

interest in our Genealogy- JOHN MILLS Jr son of John Sr and Rachel [Bates] Mills

was born Philadelphia, PA Oct. 27, 1712, died Deep River MM, Guilford County, NC,

married Chester County, PA Jul. 10, 1732 Sarah BEALS/BALES daughter of John and

Sarah [Bowater] Beals born Chester County, PA May 29, 1713, died Deep River MM,

Guilford County, NC Sept. 9, 1800. In Dec. 1734 they were living on tract 58

in Frederick County, VA and by 1744, Sarah's brother John BEALS was next to them

as well as William Baldwin and Jean. They sold their land in Tract 58 Frederick

County, VA Feb. 11, 1752 and obtained a certificate from the Hopewell MM,

Frederick County, VA for the Cane Creek MM in Orange County, NC where they were

received two months later. They had a son Joseph- JOSEPH MILLS born Deep River,

NC Guilford County, NC Jan. 1, 1753, married New Garden MM, Guilford County, NC

Jun. 1, 1762 HANNAH MARIS (The Maris family was prominent in Chester County,

PA)and their daughter Sarah- SARAH MILLS married Clinton County, OH Sept 29, 1814

HENRY MOON son of Joseph and Ann [Brown] Moon.

 

HENRY MILLS son of John Sr and Rachel [Bates] Mills was born PA Sept. 23 1720,

died NC Oct. 10, 1810, married Hopewell MM, Frederick County, VA Jan. 18, 1740

HANNAH THORNBURGH (1725-1791) said in some records to be daughter of Walter

THORNBURGH and in other records to be the daughter of Walter's brother, Thomas

THORNBURGH. Henry Mills was active in the New Garden MM, Chester County, PA,

moved first to Frederick County, VA and then to Guilford County, NC, where he sat

as head of the Deep River MM for many years. They had a son- AARON MILLS born

Frederick County, VA Dec. 22, 1749, married Guilford County, NC Jan 19, 1774

CHARITY MENDENHALL, and their children Hannah and Isaac are of interest to our

research- HANNAH MILLS, married Jefferson County, TN Jan. 10, 1798 ISAAC HAMMER

Lost Creek MM records. ISAAC MILLS born Deep River, Guilford County, NC Mar. 29,

1786, died TN 1855, married Jefferson County, TN July 23, 1811 RACHEL BALES

daughter of John and Ann [THORNBURGH] Bales born Nov. 28, 1793.

 

 

MOON SIMON MOON son of James Jr or Jasper and Mary [Wilsford] Moon born

Fallsington Township, Bucks County, PA Apr. 4, 1700, married Christ Church,

Philadelphia, PA Sept. 27, 1721 LAUREYTHA HUMPHRY born Frederick County, VA

about 1705. Simon had 10 children-Three of those children married three children

of Thomas BROWN Sr. The children of interest to our research are Richard,

Rachel, Margaret, Hannah, James and Jacob- RICHARD MOON son of Simon and

Laureytha [Humphrey] Moon born Bucks County, PA 1724 married Chester County, PA

Feb. 4, 1746 SUSANNAH BROWN daughter of Thomas and Ruth [Large] Brown. They had

a daughter Mary MOON born NC about 1750 who married Guilford County, NC Jun. 14,

1769 James THORNBURGH. They also had a daughter Susannah MOON who was born Feb.

22, 1760 Lost Creek MM records, Jefferson County, TN married Evan LEWIS. RACHEL

MOON daughter of Simon and Laureytha [Humphrey] Moon born Deep River, Guilford

County, NC Jan. 10, 1734, who was said in the Lost Creek MM Records to be "a

daughter of Simon Moon". She married July 12, 1758 HENRY THORNBURGH (SR)

according to New Garden MM Records. Henry Thornburgh died Jefferson County, TN

April 24, 1804, was said in the Lost Creek records to be a son of Walter

Thornburgh of Rowan County, NC. MARGARET MOON daughter of Simon and Laureytha

[Humphrey] Moon born Chester County, PA Feb. 2, 1729, married Orange County, NC

about 1748 THOMAS BROWN JR son of Thomas and Ruth [Large] Brown. HANNAH MOON

daughter of Simon and Laureytha [Humphrey] Moon born Chester County, PA Feb. 2,

1729, married Orange County, NC about 1748 WILLIAM BROWN son of Thomas and Ruth

[Large] Brown. They had 13 children born Orange County, NC and daughter Rachel

BROWN born Oct. 2, 1754 married Orange County, NC Feb. 28, 1782 Joseph THORNBURGH

born New Garden MM, Guilford County, NC Feb 28, 1757 son of Joseph and Nancy Ann

[Armfield] Thornburgh. Daughter Hannah BROWN born Jun. 5, 1756 married Orange

County, NC Peter STOUT born June 9, 1754 York County, PA. Peter was a brother of

Samuel STOUT who was probably the father of Sarah STOUT wife of Isaac ROUTH (1775

now 1782) JAMES MOON son of Simon and Laureytha [Humphrey] Moon born Frederick

County, VA 1724 married ANNE MENDENHALL daughter of John and Martha [Wright]

Mendenhall. John Mendenhall was a brother of Mordecai Mendenhall who married

Charity Beeson and had daughter Charity MENDENHALL who married Aaron MILLS. James

and brother Jacob MOON jointly owned 675 acres of land in Tract 178 Frederick

County, VA known as "Hobson's Grant". On this same tract were Walter THORNBURGH,

Thomas THORNBURGH and wife Sarah Mary [Hannah] Thornburgh and Thomas BROWN

husband of Hannah MOON above.

 

JACOB MOON son of Simon and Laureytha [Humphrey] Moon born Frederick County, VA

about 1732, died Arden, Berkly County, WV 1804, married Frederick County, VA

about 1760 JANE REES/REECE daughter of Thomas and Margaret [Bowen] Rees,

neighbors living on Tract 37. Thomas Rees' family was from Nottingham Township,

Chester County, PA. The information in PIONEERS OF OLD FREDERICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA

by Cecil O'Dell indicates that there had been earlier marriages between the Bowen

and Moon families. Jane mentioned in father's 1776 Will as Jane MOON. When

Jane's brother, Henry, was married, Jacob MOON was a witness as was Benjamin

THORNBURGH and members of the Bowen and Rees families. On Nov. 18, 1752 Jacob

MOON and his brother James MOON received 675 acres of land in Tract 178 "The

Hobson Grant". JOHN MOON born Aug. 4, 1717 only son of James or Jasper MOON, by

his second wife Agnes [Priestly], married 1735/5 MARY FARMER.(Farmer families in

Chester County, PA). John granted Certificate by Falls MM in Bucks County, PA to

Opechon or Opeckan MM in Frederick County, VA in 1741. The Opeckan MM meeting

was renamed and became the Hopewell MM. On Sept 24, 1749 the Hopewell MM records

indicate a "James" Moon granted a certificate to NC (Cane Creek MM). John and

Mary lived in the southern part of Randolph County, NC very close to Jacob and

Joseph ROUTH. When he moved to East Tennessee his Certificate addressed to New

Hope MM was presented to Lost Creek MM Jefferson County, TN instead, and accepted

there. They had a son Joseph- JOSEPH MOON son of John and Mary [Farmer] Moon was

born Deep River, Randolph County Mar. 20, 1750, died Martinsville, Clinton

County, OH Apr. 14, 1833 AE 83, buried Newberry (MM)Cemetery, married NC Apr. 13,

1772 Ann BROWN. He lived in the southern part of Randolph County, NC and

appeared on Tax lists and other records near Isaac REDFERN, Jacob and Joseph

ROUTH. He like Joseph ROUTH refused to take an oath of Allegiance and Joseph MOON

further refused to provide an inventory. Joseph Routh taxed twofold and Joseph

Moon was taxed threefold. He had among his large family children Samuel, Jane

and Henry Moon- SAMUEL MOON son of Joseph and Ann [Brown] Moon born Randolph

County, NC Apr. 4, 1781, died Clinton County, OH Mar. 25, 1846. Beers says Samuel

born April 17, 1781 and Martha born March 5, 1781 married MARTHA ROUTH daughter

of Joseph and Mary [Redfern] Routh. They moved to Tennessee and then to Ohio in

the Spring of 1809. After marrying Martha, Samuel never appeared in the Quaker

records again, but his siblings remained staunch Quakers. JANE MOON daughter of

Joseph and Ann [Brown] Moon born about 1785, died Clinton County, OH 1855,

married Jefferson County, TN Oct. 6, 1806 JOHN ROUTH son of Joseph Routh, they

moved to Ohio in the Spring of 1809. John was a Deacon in the Baptist church.

HENRY MOON son of Joseph and Ann [Brown] Moon born Nov. 29, 1790 ( The Birth date

for Henry and Sarah plus names and dates for children in the Newberry MM

Records), died Jun. 25, 1859, married SARAH MILLS daughter of Joseph and Hannah

[Maris] Mills born Deep River, Guilford County, NC Jan. 1, 1792, moved to Ohio.

 

 

SANDERS / SAUNDERS The will of JOHN SANDERS was written August 18, 1751 and

presented to the October Court in Chowan County, NC in 1751. John Sanders leaves

to Sons: Francis "the plantation I now live on"; John "plantation on Cypress

Swamp where Thomas Rutter lives"; Robert, Jesse, Thomas to each of above named

sons is bequeathed Negroes. Daughters: Mille, Ferbie and Elizabeth Sanders. Wife

and Executrix: Mary. Witnesses: John Loe (or Loce), Jr, John Loe (or Loce), Sr.,

JACOB RUTH. Clerk of the Court: James Craven. This information introduced a man

named Jacob Ruth/Routh born by 1730, assuming he was of legal age, 21, at time he

was witness to this document, who is older than the "supposed age" of either of

the two Jacobs in Randolph County, NC. Several of the people named in this will

trace back to Chester County, PA area. On 6,11,1693 a John Sanders of

Philadelphia, PA married Elizabeth Wood of Philadelphia, PA at the house of

Arthur Cooke in Philadelphia. Philadelphia MM records. On 3,31,1695 Sarah Sanders

had license to marry John Wood. There are other early Sanders records in these

records. A John Saunders Jr. of an age to be the son of the man who wrote that

will, received 200 acres of land "near George Hobson"in Frederick County, VA in

1762 in the Will of William Dillon. (Members of the Dillon family moved to

Guilford County, NC and then to Jefferson County, TN)

 

"SAUNDERS, PAUL was one of the earliest immigrants who settled on the west side

of the Schuylkill opposite Philadelphia. His marriage which is the first

registered in the Haverford Monthly Meeting Records, was accomplished 6th mo.

24th 1684, at the house of Thomas Duckett, which stood a little above the

Permanent bridge, and at which Friends Meetings were then regularly held. Edith

Hand to whom he was married, was the servant girl of John Moon; and before the

marriage was allowed to proceed, a meeting committee was appointed to inquire if

John Moon had been satisfied for the services of the young lady. Paul soon

acquired a high standing in public estimation, as well as in that of the Society,

and his bride by her prudence and intelligence, proved herself worthy of his

choice. In 1690 he was a representative from Philadelphia in the Provincial

Assembly, and was frequently charged with other important public appointments.

Edith died in 1698 and in 1701, Paul removed to Chester where he carried on the

Tanning business for some years, but previous to his death, which happened in

1716, he removed to Philadelphia. So far as is known he had but two children,

Paul and Mary." Complete quote from HISTORY OF DELAWARE COUNTY, PA, FROM THE

DISCOVERY OF THE TERRITORY INCLUDED WITHIN ITS LIMITS TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1862,

Written under the Direction and Appointment of the Delaware County Institute of

Science by George Smith, MD, page 499 A Paul Saunders married Anne Folk 4, 30,

1699 in the Philadelphia MM records. No definite relationship between Paul and

the John Sanders who wrote the will has yet to be proved. According to Internet

files the Sanders family in Perquimans and /or Chowan County, NC had been in

Nansemond County, VA before living in the Perquimans area. The proximity of

Nansemond County, VA to Perquimans and Chowan Counties, NC, the use of the

female name FEREBY, and the fact that some members of the Nansemond Sanders

family were known to be Quakers with descendants or relatives who were among the

first members of Deep River MM in Guilford County, NC in 1778 and in Randolph

County, NC records all suggest that this John may have been part of the family of

William and Mary [Hall] Sanders of Nansemond County, VA and Perquimans County,

NC. The name LOE and LOW appeared in the records of Chester County, PA. A JOHN

LOW was in Chester Township on the 1722 Tax List. A Hugh LOE was on the same

1722 Tax list in Lower and Upper Chichester Township along with FRANCIS ROUTH.

(Jr). And here is the BIG RECORD! Both John LOWE SR and John LOWE JR are on the

1779 Tax List of Randolph County, NC. John Lowe Sr is two names away from Jacob

ROUTH of Sandy Creek and his brother-in-law Edmond YORK. John LOWE Jr is on the

list with those who refused to take an Oath of Allegience and refused to submit

an inventory and were taxed fourfold. A notation indicates that he relented and

took the Oath. By 1788 there is only one man named John LOWE and he lives very

near Jacob Routh of Sandy Creek along with Nathan LOW and Abner LOE. What are the

chances that all three of the witnesses on the Sander's Will would show up

together again in another area by accident? Thomas RUTTER appeared in the same

Falls MM, Bucks County, PA records as did members of the SANDERS family and in

the Philadelphia MM records along with JAMES ROUTH, son of FRANCIS ROUTH JR.

Unfortunately there is a huge conflict between the data in the Will and the

structure of the Sanders family in Internet files. Dates do not agree and the

data has too many conflicts to easily sort out. Contact with a Sanders researcher

revealed that they are having the same problem sorting out the Sanders as we are

having sorting out the Rouths. JOHN SANDERS probably a son of William and Mary

[Hall] Sanders born about 1690 in Nansemond County, VA,(maybe 20 miles north of

Chowan County, NC) died Chowan County, NC before August 18, 1751 when his Will

was proved, married 1.Mar. 18, 1714/15 PRISCILLA PRITLOW and was listed with

children Judith Sanders, Priscilla Sanders and Joel Sanders who was born 1728,

none of whom are named in the will. Since the widow in the Will is named as

Mary, the remaining children listed in the will could be the children of John by

a second wife named MARY or not! There may be another man named John. JOEL

SANDERS son of John and Priscilla [Pritlow] Sanders born Nansemond County, VA

1728, married before 1746 CHARITY HOLLOWELL and had 13 children, one of whom was

called FERRIBE SANDERS. This man was said to be a staunch Quaker and was a

member of the Nansemond MM which granted Joel a certificate to the Cane Creek

MM. They were accepted at Cane Creek MM, Orange County, NC in 1762.The Sanders

family appeared in the Quaker records along with Thornburgh, and Mills, when

Hezakiah Sanders, Joel Sanders, John Sanders and John Sanders Jr, Martha Sanders

and Susannah Sanders all were listed. as original members of the Deep River MM in

Guilford County, NC 1778. Hezekiah (born 1734) married Martha E, Johnson.

Hezakiah's relationship to Joel is uncertain. JOHN SAUNDERS JR- According to

Pioneers of Old Frederick County by Cecil O'Dell William DILLON received a grant

of 400 acres of land in Frederick County, VA on Nov. 15, 1752. It was located

between George Hobson's and Alexander Ross's land about two miles east of

Whitehall. Two hundred acres were to be conveyed to John SAUNDERS Jr. and the

other 200 acres to be sold as directed in his 1762 will. The north boundary of

the land is Back Creek. And it is just south of the MILLS tract.

 

While the Internet did not reveal any connection between John SAUNDERS and

William DILLON, this certainly sounds like a bequest and John may have been

married to a Dillon daughter. William DILLON (a Quaker) was the son of Luke and

Susannah [Garrett] Dillon born about 1715 in Bucks County, PA, he married 1742 in

Frederick County, VA Mary REECE. His daughter, Ann DILLON, married Richard

HAYWORTH and she and several of William's brothers moved first to Guilford

County, NC then to Jefferson County, TN and from there to Clinton County, Ohio

following the exact migration route of so many of these Quaker families and

specifically that of the Moon family even seeming to be part of the Moon Colony

in Clinton County, OH. Another Dillon daughter married Robert BLAKELY and moved

Guilford County, NC to Tennessee. The Dillon and Rees families had several

intermarriages. Jacob MOON's wife was Jane REES daughter of Thomas and Margaret

[Bowen] Rees and her father was from Nottingham Township, Chester County, PA.

Members of the Rees/Reece family also moved to North Carolina and then into

Tennessee then to Ohio. There is still no explanation for the presence of a man

named JACOB ROUTH as witness to the Will. This Jacob Routh, if aged 21 this

date, was born about 1730.

 

 

SIMCOCK The family of FRANCIS ROUTH JR's wife SARAH SIMCOCK may hold a clue for

our research. Since Jacob had not seemed to be a name in the ROUTH family in

what few early records we have, it was probably introduced through a marriage to

a woman who did have Jacob as a family name. Sarah Simcock wife of Francis Routh

Jr was the probably the daughter of Jacob Simcock, and the John Beals associated

with LAWRENCE ROUTH was said to be named JOHN JACOB BEALS. Small clues, but all

we have! JACOB SIMCOCK son of the immigrant ancestor John and Elizabeth [budd]

Simcock was born Jan. 6, 1657/8 Stoke, Acton, Cheshire, England, died according

to his Biography in History of Delaware Co. Pg 502 about the year 1716, married

Chester MM, Chester County, PA Jan. 15, 1684/5 ALICE MARIS daughter of George and

Alice [Wilsmith] Maris born Oct. 16, 1660 in England, died 1726. He was said to

be a Minister and Deputy Register General under James Claypoole in 1686. He was

the Chester County, PA coroner in 1691. His children were all born in Ridley

Township, Chester County, PA. His father, JOHN SIMCOCK, had given Ridley Township

that name after their home in England. John was an acknowledge leader in

political and religious matters in Chester County. Jacob and Alice [Maris]

Simcock had sons named John, Jacob Jr and Benjamin - All three men married

daughters of Nicholas Waln, John married Mary Waln, Jacob Jr married Sarah Waln

and Benjamin married Hannah Waln. Both Jacob Jr and Benjamin had a daughter

named Sarah Simcock born about 1715. The Internet files claim Benjamin as the

father of SARAH SIMCOCK, wife of FRANCIS ROUTH JR. The conflict is unresolved,

the Simcock records on the Internet are contradictory on many counts and while

Jacob Jr seems the more likely father for Sarah, Benjamin is also listed.- JACOB

SIMCOCK JR son of Jacob and Alice [Maris] Simcock born Ridley Township, Chester

County, PA Sept. 25, 1686, died 1737 in Abington MM, Philadelphia, PA(Internet

also says he died 1717 but that's when Delaware County History says his father

Jacob died, Internet gave the 1737 date to Jacob SR), married Philadelphia MM,

Philadelphia, PA Apr. 25, 1711 SARAH WALN daughter of Nicholas and Jane [Turner]

Waln born Jun. 9, 1692 (second marriage for Sarah at only age 19?) , and had

children Joseph, Sarah and John (No birth dates). The Internet file says his

daughter Sarah Simcock married Wm Megill and gives the Falls MM records as a

source. Those records say "1735/6, 12,11 Sarah [Simcock], Bucks Co., m Wm.

Megill, Bucks Co., at Falls MH" The record does not specify the father but it

does specify the residence. With March as the first month the date is February

11, 1736. Jacob Simcock Jr was on the Tax list in his home town of Ridley and is

said to have died there. The Philadelphia MM suggest that after their marriage in

1711 Jacob and Sarah may have lived in Philadelphia until 1721 when Sarah

requested a certificate to return to the Chester MM in Chester County, PA.

 

BENJAMIN SIMCOCK son of Jacob and Alice [Maris] Simcock born Ridley Township,

Chester County, PA Nov. 10, 1690, said in Internet file to have married HANNAH

WALN daughter of Nicholas and Jane [Turner] Waln born Bucks County, PA Nov. 21,

1684. There was no date for a marriage and only the one child, Sarah, in this

file. His name was on the 1822 Tax List of Chester County, PA, Ridley Rate as

"Doct. Ben Sincock and land in trust........£43". The meaning is not entirely

clear except that Benjamin was evidently a doctor. Was Benjamin Simcock's land

in trust, maybe as an estate? Or was he paying tax on his own land plus other

land he was holding in trust for someone else? The records usually gave names of

both the owner and the man paying for him. Neither of the Jacobs were on the

Ridley list in this year. A John Waln was on the Ridley list paying £33.

 

The source given in the "Revisited file" for the children of Francis Routh Jr and

Sarah Simcock is the IGI. I think they missed one! Francis and Sarah may well

have named a child after Sarah's father or grandfather and had a son named JACOB

ROUTH. No proof but this is the first time a man named Jacob has appeared in the

records in connection with the early Routh family. Note too that there is an

exact date for the marriage and the birth of the first child of Francis and

Sarah[Simcock] ROUTH. Hannah Routh was born Oct. 15, 1736, after that time the

dates of birth seem to be estimates. A son could have been born between 1737 and

1750.

 

 

 

STOUT SARAH SLOAT was probably SARAH STOUT When the name Stout appears in a

record written in script it most often has a single horizontal line to cross both

"T's". Not hard to imagine a horizontal line starting a little after the first T

and a "u" that was closed enough to be mistaken for an "a" . In all the records

searched in East Tennessee and North Carolina the name SLOAT has never appeared

outside of the one record found in MARRIAGES OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE

1792-1836 Compiled by Edythe Rucker Whitley, in which the name was read as

SLOAT. In EARLY EAST TENNESSEE MARRIAGES by Byron and Barbara Sistler,

Nashville 1987 the identical record is read as STOUT. Considering the

intermarriages with allied families, the presence of the Stout family in Randolph

County, NC, and the migration patterns that suggest members of the Stout family,

if they did not actually travel with the Moon and Routh families, they did meet

them in Tennessee and Ohio. Isaac ROUTH born Randolph County 1782 married a

STOUT. ISAAC STOUT son of Samuel STOUT and Rachel CHANEY or CHANCEY born Randolph

County, NC 14 April 1768, died 21 March 1853 in Clinton County, OH, married 3

Nov. 1792 SUSANNAH HOBSON (Cane Creek MM records say he married out of unity 11,

3, 1792) Isaac was a member of the Cane Creek MM in NC and both of them were

members of Lost Creek MM in Jefferson County, TN. Susannah HOBSON was the

daughter of Charles and Sarah [Beck] Hobson born Chatham County, NC and she

traced her lineage directly from the Capt. George Hobson Family of Frederick

County, VA from whom the Moons, Thornburghs and Browns purchased land in Tract

178 in Frederick County, VA in 1752. They lived many years together as

neighbors. The Hobson family moved with the Browns, Moons, Thornburghs, Mills,

Beals and other families into North Carolina and are found in Cane Creek MM, NC

records. A George HOBSON was on the 1779 Tax List of Randolph County, NC along

with a Jeffery BECK, and in the 1799 Tax List Samuel STOUT and John STOUT, Henry

STOUT and Charles STOUT lived not far from Jacob ROUTH of Sandy Creek.. They were

all brothers and sons of Peter and Margaret [Cypert] Stout. On the 1788 Petition

for the location of the Courthouse the following signed from the northern part of

Randolph County near Jacob ROUTH of Sandy Creek- Samuel STOUT, Peter STOUT,

Michael and Jeffry BECK and John CHANEY, all names connected in some way with

Isaac Stout. Isaac and Susannah [Hobson] STOUT had a daughter-

 

 

 

SARAH STOUT born 1792. And while this would make Sarah only 15 at time of a

marriage to Isaac ROUTH, it is probably correct. Now that we know Isaac was

born 1782 and not 1775 it reduces the gap between them to a plausible ten years.

Their families were probably neighbors in Randolph County, NC. A number of

individuals in the Stout family married members of the Moon and Thornburgh

families in NC. They all ended up in Lost Creek MM, Jefferson County, TN where

Susannah STOUT was received by request 4, 21, 1798 and On 8,18,1798 Jesse, Sarah

and Rachel were received by request of their father, Isaac STOUT. In the Lost

Creek MM records, On 7, 25, 1807, Isaac was left at liberty to remove to Ohio.

On 10, 31, 1807 Isaac & family were granted a certificate to Miami MM in the

Miami Valley of Ohio. On that same date Susannah & daughters Sarah, Phebe,

Rebekah, Lydia and Matilda were also granted certificate to Miami MM.. They were

evidently part of "The Moon Colony" and moved to Clinton County, Ohio which would

certainly explain why Isaac ROUTH moved to Butler County, OH about the same time

that the Stout family did. If this is the Sarah STOUT who married Jefferson

County, TN 4, 20, 1807 ISAAC ROUTH, then at the time the Certificate was granted

she was still being included with her family in Quaker records. Possibly easier

than reporting a marriage out of unity at the time when the family was in the

process of relocation and obtaining approval from the Quaker Meeting. The

Internet files also say Sarah married an Ephraim Stout in Clinton County, Ohio in

1822. That needs more research.

 

ANN STOUT daughter of Peter and Charity [Barns] Stout. Peter was the son of

Charles and Mary [Noblett] Stout. Charles in turn was the son of Peter and

Margaret [Cypert] Stout and brother of Henry, Samuel, Peter and Joseph Stout, all

of whom were residents of Randolph County, and neighbors of the Routh family.

ANN STOUT married JEREMIAH ROUTH son of Joseph and Mary [Redfern] Routh PETER

STOUT son of Peter and Margaret [Cypert] Stout born York, PA June 9, 1754 married

Orange County, NC Dec. 3, 1773 Hannah BROWN born Orange County, NC June 5, 1756

daughter of William and Hannah [MOON] Brown. Hannah MOON was a daughter of SIMON

MOON (brother of John Moon of Randolph County, NC) of Frederick County, VA, her

sister Rachel BROWN married Joseph THORNBURGH. JOHN STOUT - THE HISTORY OF

CLINTON COUNTY, OHIO, pg 570- James Moon reminisced that , "John Stout and John

Hobson had arrived Clinton County about 1804". John STOUT was the son of Charles

and Mary [Noblett] Stout born Orange County, NC Dec. 5, 1767, died Clinton

County, OH Feb. 26, 1836, married Chatham County, NC Oct. 3, 1789 Ann HOBSON

daughter of Stephen and Ann [Barnes] Hobson born Chatham County, NC Jul. 11,

1769, died Clinton County, OH Sept. 3, 1834. He was an uncle of Ann STOUT who

married Jeremiah ROUTH son of Joseph and Mary [Redfern] Routh, and a cousin of

Sarah STOUT who married Isaac ROUTH son of Jacob ROUTH, but which Jacob?. John

Hobson was an uncle of Susannah [Hobson] . John HOBSON was the brother of

Charles HOBSON. They were joined by members of the Beals, Mills, Hammer, Leaky,

Thornburgh and Routh families from Randolph County, NC.

 

 

THORNBURGH Brothers Thomas, Edward and Walter Thornburgh, sons of Robert and

Sarah [Jackson] Thornburgh emigrated to this country from Cootehill, Ireland in

the early 1700's. One source says they settled first in Haddonfield, NJ (where

the Adamsons first lived). They are found in Lancaster County, PA, then in

Frederick County, VA in 1740. They were present in Guilford and Randolph

Counties, NC and moved into East Tennessee with the Routh and Adamson families.

At least one member of the family moved to Ray County, MO and then to Easton,

Leavenworth County, KS with the Adamsons. On Tract 178, Frederick County, VA

Land Records Nov. 18 1752 Walter THORNBURGH 368 acres

Nov. 18 1752 Thomas THORNBURGH and Sarah 862 acres Nov. 18 1752 James

MOON and Jacob MOON 675 acres Nov. 18 1752 Thom BROWN & Samuel

BROWN Jr 1056 acres George HOBSON had several very lage tracts of land surveyed

in 1734/1735. Tract 178 was part of that land. Hobson sold 1,056 to a David

Logan who in turn sold it to Thomas, Joseph and Samuel (Jr) BROWN. The acreage

acquired by the Moon brothers and the Thornburgh's was also part of the "Hobson

Tract". The remaining 1500 acres in Tract 178 were occupied by the George HOBSON

Family, also Quakers and part of the large 1733 Quaker migration from Chester

County, PA. WALTER THORNBURGH has been identified as Walter Jr who had a wife

Margaret BEESON and was the father of Henry THORNBURGH. THOMAS THORNBURGH was a

son Robert and Sarah [Jackson] THORNBURGH. Thomas married Cootahill, Ire. Sept.

12, 1713 Sarah Mary HANNAH and their daughter- HANNAH THORNBURGH married Hopewell

MM, Frederick County, VA Jan. 18, 1740 Henry MILLS and lived in Frederick

County, VA with the Mills family on tract number 38, THOMAS BROWN was the son of

Thomas and Ruth [Large] BROWN and the husband of Margaret MOON daughter of Simon

and Laureytha [Humphrey] MOON. Thomas had a brother named Samuel BROWN. JAMES

MOON and JACOB MOON were sons of Simon MOON and brothers of Margaret [Moon] BROWN

and Rachel [Moon] THORNBURGH.

 

HENRY THORNBURGH son of Walter and Margaret [Beeson] Thornburgh was born about

1732 Hopewell MM, Frederick County, VA, died Jefferson County, TN Apr. 24, 1804,

married New Garden MM, Guilford County, NC Dec. 7, 1758 RACHEL MOON daughter of

Simon and Laureytha [Humphry] Moon born according to Deep River MM records Jan.

10, 1734. Simon MOON was born Bucks County, PA Apr. 11, 1700, died Frederick

County, VA. It was the New Garden MM, NC records that stated Henry was a son of

Walter Thornburgh. Present at their marriage in NC were Walter Thornburgh,

Thomas Brown, Richard Moon(another son of Simon), Samuel Brown, Margaret

Thornburgh, Margaret Brown. So most of these people on tract 178 moved together

from Virginia into North Carolina. Henry and Rachel [Moon] THORNBURGH moved from

North Carolina to Jefferson County, TN where they were chosen Elders in the newly

formed Lost Creek MM in 1797 along with John and Sarah MILLS "earliest settler"

who arrived in 1784. Henry and Rachel [Moon] Thornburgh's daughter- ANN

THORNBURGH born May 15, 1772 , married Mar 3, 1791 John BEALS/BALES son of

William and Rachel [Green] Bales. RICHARD MOON above was a son of Simon and the

brother of James Moon, Jacob Moon, Margaret [Moon] Brown and Rachel [Moon]

Thornburgh. Richard was married to Sussanah BROWN daughter of Thomas. Three Moon

siblings married three Brown siblings. ROSANNAH ROUTH daughter of John and

Elizabeth [Mashman] Routh born May 1, 1811 married Jefferson County, TN Nov. 11,

1825 WILLIAM THORNBURGH. William may have been the son of Walter and Mary

[Baldwin] Thornburgh born Oct. 3, 1794, and a grandson of Henry and Rachel [Moon]

Thornburgh.

 

 

WHITAKER JANE RUTH married Rowan County, NC July 28, 1762 JOHN BIBBY ( From

preface of "Joseph Routh Family" by Tom Turpin and source given as Rowan County,

NC Marriage Bonds) additional information indicates Mark Whitaker, Joshua

Whitaker were bondsmen WILLIAM WHITAKER born Grundleton, England 1704, died Rowan

County, NC 1789. He had among his 11 children, sons Mark and Joshua- MARK

WHITAKER born Kennett Square, Chester County, PA 1726 and married 1. Anne ____

and 2. 1767 in Rowan County, NC Tabitha ____. JOSHUA WHITAKER born Bradford,

Chester County, PA Jan. 22, 1734/5. Mark and Joshua were bondsmen at the

marriage of JANE ROUTH. Bondsmen were frequently relatives or very close family

friends of either the Bride or the Groom. Mark and Joshua WHITAKER were on the

same 1759 Rowan County Tax List that showed Jeremiah ROUTH and Zaccheus ROUTH.

They lived in a portion of Rowan County that became Davidson County. The

migration pattern for these men leads back to the Quaker Community in Chester

County, PA where there is a man named Whitaker on the Tax Lists where Rouths and

Allied families are found in 1693, 1715, 1722, and 1768. The Kennett Township,

Chester County, PA Tax Lists were not specifically checked This strongly

suggests that- JANE ROUTH came from Chester County, VA too. Francis ROUTH Jr had

a daughter named Jane. She is listed in the "Revisited" file as being born about

1748. Her birth date is a "best guess" by someone. My guess is that she was

born a few years earlier and is the woman in the Rowan County, NC marriage

record. The Whitaker family had been Quakers but once in NC they like many of

the migrating Quakers, became Baptists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUAKER MEETINGS mentioned above Concord MM was held at Concord Township, Chester

County, PA Providence MM was another meeting in Chester County, PA New Garden MM

was in Chester County, PA

 

Gwynedd MM was in Bucks County, PA Falls MM was in Bucks County, PA Philadelphia

MM was in the City and County of Philadelphia Nottingham MM was in Cecil County,

MD, set off from New Garden in 1730 Nottingham Meeting also mentioned in

Nottingham Township, Chester County, PA Hopewell (Opeckan) MM located Winchester,

Frederick County, VA established 1736 records before 1736 in Nottingham (MD)

Records. Records between 1735 and 1759 destroyed by fire. Providence, Fairfax and

Cold Spring also in Nottingham records. New Garden MM in Guilford County, North

Carolina set up in 1754 Cane Creek established 1751 located Orange (now Alamance)

County, NC included Guilford, Randolph and Chatham Counties from Perquimans and

Little River QM Deep River in Guilford County, NC established 1778 from New

Garden MM (NC) New Hope (and Lost Creek) in Greene County, TN established 1795

from New Garden (NC) Lost Creek MM New Market, Jefferson County, TN established

1797 attached to New Garden QM in NC until 1803.

 

 

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