BONNER Family Spartanburg/Cherokee Co.'s South Carolina
First Generation! Thomas BONNER, Jr. b. 10 Jan 1719/20 Washington, Beaufort Co., VA. d. __ ___ 1787, a67yrs Beaufort Co., VA. Buried: Sycamore Cemetery, Beaufort Co., VA. At age 28yrs he married on 06 Feb 1747/48 Montgomery Co., VA to 21 year old Miss Sarah PEYTEN; (d/o M/M PEYTEN Parents) b. c1726, Beaufort Co., VA. d. c1752, age 26yrs Beaufort Co., VA. Buried: Next to Husband, Sycamore Cemetery, Beaufort Co., VA. They had at least 5 Children born to this short Union: 1. 1st Son. Benjamin, *1789-1815 a65y m. *1773 Frances BONNER, 2. 1st Dau: Sarah, Jr. , *1759-1822 a63y 3. 2nd Son: Robert S., c1761-1818 a57y 4. 2nd Dau: Abagail, c1763- 5. 3rd Dau: Barbara, *1770-1850 a80y Second Generation! 1. Benjamin BONNNER; (1st s/o Thomas & Sarah (PEYTON) BONNER b. 02 Feb 1749 [REF: #0997.002] location Unknown; b. 04 Feb 1752 [REF: #0997.003] Amelia Co., VA. d. 01 Jan 1815 [REF: #0997.002] Spartanburg Co., SC.; d. 03 Jan 1815, a65yrs, Grassy Pond, Spartanburg Dist., SC. Buried: Grassy Pond Bapt. Church Cemetery, Where a headstone Marks his Grave. [REF:#147] At the age of 20 Married the 15? year old Miss Frances BONNER;(2nd Cousin) b. 04 Mar 1754 [REF:#0997.002] location Unknown; d. 08 Jul 1837 Spartanburg Co., SC.; Buried Location Unknown (to me) They had at least 4 Children born to this Union: 1.1. 1st Dau: Frances, Jr. *1770-1799 a28y m. c1782 Samuel,4 SARRATT, 5Ch. 1.2. 2nd Dau: Deleth, *1770-1813 a43y m. c1795 James MERRIANS, ?Ch 1.3. 1st Son: Dempsey A., *1771-1823 a52 m. c1788 1st Betsy ROANE/ROWAN 4Ch. m. c1795 2nd Nancy NIGHT, 1Ch 1.4. 2nd Son: Bryant, *1774-1834 a60 m. c1795 Anna HARRIS, 5Ch Confirmed Dates! Benjamin BONNER can be found in the Granville Dist., NC. "Tax Rolls" for 1769 this is the same area that some other SC families came from: Arndell/Arnold; Bonner; Camp; Cole; Cooper; Cox; Ellis; Ferguson; Fondron; Foster; Goode; Hopper; Humphuries; Huskey; Irvine; Kilpatrick; Lipscomb; Littlejohn; Martin, McSwain, Morgan; Neily; Norton; Plaxco; Turner; Quinn; Robinson; Sarratt; Turner; Washburn; Walker. Benjamin BONNER, age 29 7 Nov (1778?) - Granville Co.,NC - #292 - William Wheelor enters 250 acres in Granville Co on Waters of Little Ledge of Rocks Creek; border: McCulloch, the creek, & land agreed with BEN BONNER; Warrant "Nov 7". From "Granville Co. NC Land Entries 1778-1785". 7 Nov (1778?) - Granville Co.,NC - #295 - BENJAMIN BONNER enters 250 acres in Granville Co. on head of Little Ledge of Rocks Creek; Border: McColloch's "Glade" tract, Wm. Wheeler, & James Wesley's entry; Warrant "Nov 7.From "Granville Co. NC Land Entries 1778-1785". 30 Sept 1779 - Granville Co., NC - BENJAMIN BONNER & FRANCES BONNER deed to Joseph Okey, Jr. From " Granville County Kinfolks" 28 Dec 1781 - Granville Co.,NC - BENJAMIN BONNER of Montgomery Co.,Va. deed to Thomas Jones of Granville Co.,NC. From " Granville County Kinfolks" 1782 - Montgomery Co.,Va., Alick [Alexander] Nealy, assignee of BENJAMIN BANNER, assignee of Evan Williams, assignee of Robert Hueston, Commissioner's Certificate, 400 acres on head of Mill Creek. NOTE: Mine Mill Creek, with its several branches, drains a wide area south of Lick Mountain west of State Route 52. The waters pass through two gaps in Rapers Ridge and flow south and east and empty into the New River opposite an island and opposite the lead mines tract of 1,400 acres. Sometimes it is called "Lead Mine Mill Creek". Benjamin Banner,Sr. had an interest in this land. 24 Aug 1783 - Surry Co.,NC - Deed (200 acres) William Quillin and wife Catherine to Benjamin BONNER, Deed Book C, pages 54 and 55 This indenture made the twenty fourth day of August in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & eighty three between WILLIAM QUILLION of Surry County and State of North Carolina Farmer and CATHERINE HIS WIFE of the one part, and BENJAMIN BONNER of Granville County and Same State, Farmer, of the other part Witnesseth that the said WILLIAM QUILLIN and CATHERINE HIS WIFE for and in consideration of the just & full sum of Sixty five pounds to them in hand paid, the Receipt whereof they the said WILLIAM QUILLIN and CATHERINE HIS WIFE do hereby acknowledge and themselves fully satisfied contented and paid, have granted bargained & sold Released aliened released and confirmed and as by these presents grant bargain sell release alien released and confirmed unto the said above mentioned BENJAMIN BONNER his heirs and assigns forever, a certain Tract of Land lying in the County aforesaid and running as follows, beginning at a red oak, running East thirty six Chains, crossing the fork of "Blews Creek" to a red Oak, thence a Line agreed on with TEAQUE QUILLIN, running North twenty Degrees East twenty eight to a white oak, thence East three chains to a hickory, thence North twenty five chains to a post Oak, thence West crossing the creek aforesaid forty eight chains to a post Oak, and then South to the Beginning including two hundred acres of Land Swamp and Branch Cripple, be the same more or less, together with all and singular the roads, buildings, Gardens Orchards Meadows swamps Offices, Pastures Fields Fences woods underwoods timbers water ways waters tentaments Deeds writings Quit Rents profits privileges Hereditaments and Appurtenances whosoever thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining to have and to hold th e said Land & premises hereby granted unto the said BENJAMIN BONNER his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behalf of him the said BENJAMIN BONNER his heirs and assigns for ever, under the yearly Quit Rents now and or hereafter to become due to the Chief Lord, or Lords of the fee thereof, and the said WILLIAM QUILLIN and CATHERINE HIS WIFE and their heirs and assigns against themselves the said WILLIAM QUILLIN and CATHERINE HIS WIFE and their heirs and against all and every other person or persons whatsoever Lawfully claiming or hereafter claim by from or under them or either of them shall and will warrant and for ever defend by these Presents. In Witness whereof the said WILLIAM QUILLIN and CATHERINE HIS WIFE have here unto set their hands and affixed their Seals the year and day first above written. WILLIAM (W) QUILLIN SEAL CATHERINE (C) QUILLIN SEAL Sealed signed & delivered in presence of us AUGUSTINE BLACKBURN JAMES RINGGOLD Surry County May Sessions 1784. The execution of the within Deed was duly recorded in Open Court by the oath of AUGUSTINE BLACKBURN one of the subscribing witnesses & ordered to be registered. TEST: JO WILLIAMS CL. C. 8 Jan 1788 - Surry Co.,NC, Benjamin Banner sold 195 acres of North Fork of "Belews Creek" to Aaron Russ for 100 pounds. Signed Benjamin Banner, signed with an 'X'. Witnesses were Archibald Campbell and William Knight. Benjamin BONNER, can be found in the 1790 Census, Spartanburg Dist., SC. [M-637, Reel 11, Pg. 088, F.G. 2 0 1 0 1] H/H Benjamin BONNER, age 41 b. *1749 (16 Over) Wife: Frances (Unknown) age 36 b. c1754 (Free White) 3. 1st Son: Dempsey A., age 19 b. *1771 4. 2nd Son: Bryant BONNER, age 16 b. *1774 1 Slave 1. 1st Dau: Frances, Jr (BONNER) SARRATT, a21y m. living on page 088 2. 2nd Dau: Deletha (BONNER) MERRIANS, a21y m. living on page A Deed transcript shows the relation of these families. prs A Deed record dated 14 Nov. 1794; Camden District, South Carolina. Wade HAMPTON, esq of Camden Dist., SC. convey to Robert SMOCK and Eden SHOTWELL, Merchants, Philadelphia, PA for consideration of 10 pounds Pennsylvania money, the following tracts of land.. (1) 600 acres surveyed for Daniel McCLARIN on West side of Broad River and on "Mike's Creek"; Bordering, South, Charles HESTER; <---1790 Census, pg88 2-21 East, William TATE, <---1790 Census, pg88 2-21 John ROSS, and <---1790 Census, pg88 2-18 Daniel McCLARIN's old line. <---1790 Census, pg88 1-79 North of, Samuel, SARRATT, <---1790 Census, pg88 2-03 John SARRATT, and <-----s/o Sam, Sr 1790 Census, pg88 1-83 Leonard SARRATT. <-----s/o Sam, Sr. Not Listed 1790 Census (2) 1,000 acres, surveyed for Daniel McCLARIN on West side of Broad River and both sides of "SARRATT'S Creek" Bordering East, Daniel McCLARIN; <---1790 Census, pg88 1-79 South James MARTIN; and <---1790 Census, Not Found! West of Joseph CHAMPION, <---1790 Census, pg88 1-82 William DAVISON and <---1790 Census, pg88 2-13 Reubin BLANTON. <---1790 Census, Not Found! (3) 883 acres, surveyed for Daniel McCLARIN on "Cherokee Creek" & "SARRATT's Creek" of the Broad River; Bordering; North, SWAN & <---1790 Census, Not Found! Mrs. WALKER; <---1790 Census, Mary1 pg88 1-88 South James MARTIN, and <---1790 Census, Not Found! East and West, Daniel McCLARIN. <---1790 Census, pg88 1-79 (4) 930 acres [Land described all in Camden District. ..prs] (5) 5,000 acres [Land described all in Camden District. ..prs] (6) 6,000 acres [Land described all in Camden District. ..prs] (7) 3,200 acres [Land described all in Camden District. ..prs] (8) 476 acres [Land described all in Camden District. ..prs] (9) 1,000 acres, surveyed for Daniel McCLARIN on "Cherokee Creek" and "SARRETT's Creek" of the Broad River; Bordering; South & West of Hopkins BREAMAR and Company; North of BONNER, and <----Benjamin pg 88 2-14 Father Daniel? 88 2-16 East of McCLARIN and <---Daniel? <---1790 Census, pg88 1-79 SWAN. <---1790 Census, Not Found! See York Co. (10) 1,000 acres [Land described all in Camden District. ..prs] NOTE: # 2 and 9 seem to be the same tract? ..prs Signed by W. HAMPTON Wit. oath (Philadelphis, PA.) 27 Nov. 1794 by Wade HAMPTON to Mayor Matthew CLARKSON. Recorded 15 Aug. 1795 Benjamin BONNER, (s/o Daniel) can be found in the 1800 Census, Spartanburg Dist., SC. [M-32, Reel 50, Pg. 168, F.G. 00002-00001-01] H/H Benjamin BONNER, age 51 b. 1749 (45 Over) Wife: Frances (Unknown) age 46 b. 1754 (45 Over) Male: age 73 b. 1727 (45 Over) 1 Slave The three Son can be found close by! Dempsey BONNER, (1st s/o Benjamin) can be found in the 1800 Census, Spartanburg Dist., SC. [M-32, Reel 50, Pg. 171, F.G. 30010-11010-00] H/H Dempsey BONNER, age 46 b. 1754 (45 Over) 2nd Wife: Nancy (Knight) age 33 b. 1767 (26 to 45) 1 Female age 11 b. 1789 (10 to 16) 1 Female age 08 b. 1792 (09 Under) 1 Male age 05 b. 1795 (09 Under) 1 Male age 03 b. 1797 (09 Under) 1 Male age 01 b. 1799 (09 Under) Bryant BONNER, (2nd s/o Benjamin) can be found in the 1800 Census, Spartanburg Dist., SC. [M-32, Reel 50, Pg. 169, F.G. 00010-30100-00] H/H Bryant BONNER, age 26 b. 1774 (26 to 45) Wife Annie (HARRIS) age 23 b. 1777 (16 to 26) 1st Dau: Sally age 5 b. 1795 (09 Under) 2nd Dau: Nancy, age 2 b. 1798 (09 Under) 3rd Dau: Charlotte, age 6/12 b. 1800 (09 Under) William BONNER, (3rd s/o Benjamin) can be found in the 1800 Census, Spartanburg Dist., SC. [M-32, Reel 50, Pg. 172, F.G. 21201-31110-00] H/H William BONNER, age 24 b. 1776 (45 Over)
Cemetery is located on the property of Mr. Smith Wood, 1414 Twin Bridge Rd., North of Gaffney, SC (9-19-2000) This is NOT the Grassy Pond Cemetery. Third Generation! 1.1 Frances BONNER, Jr. (1st d/o Benjamin BONNER & Frances BONNER (2nd Cousin) b. 16 Oct 1770, Granville Dist., NC. d. __ ___ 1799, age 28yrs Spartanburg Dist., SC. Buried: At age 12yrs? she married (bfr 1782) Spartanburg Dist., SC. to 16 year old Samuel III SARRATT; (s/o Samuel, II SARRATT & Mother: Elizabeth Unknown) b. c1766, East of Yadkin River, old Rowan Co., SC. d. aft 1810 Census age 44yrs, Spartanburg Dist. SC. Buried: Cemetery Location Unknown (to me) They had at least 5 Children born to this Union:
WILL OF BENJAMIN BONNER
Written July 29, 1814,
Probated Dec. 10, 1814,
Recorded Jan. 19, 1815
Book A, Pages 55 & 56 Spartanburg Distirct, South Carolina
I Benjamin Bonner of the State and District aforesaid planter being in a low and weak state of health though sound in mind, memory, and understanding do make this my last will and Testament (revoking all other wills and instruments by me made) in manner and form following --
First, I will and desire that I may be decently buried in a suitable place.
Secondly, I will to my beloved wife Frances Bonner my negro man Dick, a mare, saddle and bridle, one cow and calf, first choice, feather bed and furniture, six hogs, one ewe and lamb and her dwelling with her son Briant her life time if she so chooses to live with him and to have such a part of this crop this winter as well as her stock.
Thirdly, to my son Dempsey Bonner, I will my wagon and hindgeers, one brown horse and one cow and calf.
Forthly to my daughter Delitha Merriman, I will a piece of land lying on the right hand of the path leading from Nathan Byars to the furnace, one young horse matchless and one cow and calf, one feather bed, the land bounded by Nathan Byars, Silas Yarboro and Wilson Nesbitt supposed to be one hundred acres more or less.
Fifthly, to my son Briant Bonner, I will my lands and plantation where I now live, he is to take care of his Mother as long as she pleases to live with him and at her death or departure he is clear, one sorrell mare white main and tail, one cow and calf, and at the death of his Mother, if she continues until then with him he must keep what property she may have.
All the balance of the cattle, sheep, hogs and other property remaining to be equally divided amongst my three children except so much household and Kitchen furniture as will be necessary for my wife and this I do declare to be my last will and testament as witness my hand and seal this twenty ninth day of July one thousand eight hundred and fourteen. [09 Jul 1824] Signed in the presence of:
His mark and seal Benjamin (X) Bonner
1.2 Deletha BONNER; (a.k.a. "Lethe) (2nd d/o Benjamin BONNER & Frances BONNER (2nd Cousin) [SFA-FG 2410] b. 16 Oct 1770, Granville Dist., NC. (Twin) d. c1813, Warren Co., TN. Buried: Cemetery Location Unknown (to me) At age 19yrs she married on 18 Jul 1789, Spartanburg Dist., SC. to 29 year old James MERRIANS; (s/o M/M MERRIANS Parents) [Merrians Soundex M652, Merriman Soundex M655] (No MERRIANS/MERRIMAN in 1800 Census Spartanburg Dist., SC.) b. c1769, Unknown Co., NC. 1.3 Dempsey Allen BONNER, Sr. (1st s/o Benjamin BONNER & Frances BONNER (2nd Cousin) [SFA-FG 2129, 29] b. 14 Feb 1771, Granville Dist., NC. d. 20 Aug 1723, age 52yrs Spartanburg Dist., SC. Buried: He married twice, first age 17yrs (bfr 1782) Spartanburg Dist., SC. to 16 year old Miss Elizabeth "Bettsy" ROWAN/ROANE; (d/o M/M ROWAN/ROANE Parents) b. c1771, Unknown Co., NC. d. c1795, a24yrs Spartanburg Dist., SC. Buried: They had 4 Children born to this short 1st Union: At age 24yrs he married 2nd (bfr 1795) Spartanburg Dist., SC. to 22 year old Miss Nancy KNIGHT; (d/o M/M KNIGHT Parents) b. 10 Apr 1773, Granville Dist., NC. d. 30 Nov 1821, a48yrs Spartanburg Dist, SC. Buried: FIRST MARRIAGE: c1788 Miss Betsy ROWAN/ROANE, 4Ch. 1.3.1 1st Dau: Winnie A., c1787- 1.3.2 1st Son: Bryant,2 *1788-1836 a48y 1.3.3 2nd Son: Linnie, c1795 1.3.4 3rd Son: Dempsey A.,*1797-1859 a61y m. *1822 Nancy S.H. FOSTER, 9Ch. SECOND MARRIAGE: c1795 Miss Nancy KNIGHT, 1Ch. 1.3.5 1st Dau: Unknown, c1799 1.4 Bryant BONNER, Sr. (1st s/o Benjamin BONNER & Frances BONNER (2nd Cousin) [SFA-FG 186] b. 14 Oct 1774, Rutherford Co., NC. d. 20 Oct 1834, age 60yrs Spartanburg Dist., SC. Buried: Grassy Pond Bapt. Church Cemetery, (No Headstone found) At age 22yrs he married on 20 Jun 1796 Spartanburg Dist., SC. to 19 year old Miss Anna HARRIS; (1st d/o Thomas HARRIS & Mother: Jemima BAYLESS) b. 24 May 1777, 96th Dist. (Spartanburg Co.) SC. d. 23 May 1850, a72y Spartanburg Dist., SC. Buried: Grassy Pond Bapt. Church Cemetery, (No Headstone found) They had 9 Children born to this Union: 1.4.1. 1st Dau: Sarah/Sally, *1795-1843 a48y m. c1820 Obediah,1 SARRATT, 10Ch. 1.4.2. 2nd Dau: Nancy A., *1798-1865 a66y m. c1820 Wm. M. MARTON, 1Ch. 1.4.3. 3rd Dau: Charlotte B, *1802-1852 a50y m. c1820 Jeremiah M. MARTIN, 1Ch. 1.4.4. 1st Son: Robert A., *1808-1862 a54y m. *1830 Maria L. CAMP, 9Ch. 1.4.5. 4th Dau: Anna, *1811- m. c1836 Mr. ARMSTRONG, ?Ch. 1.4.6. 5th Dau: Lucinda, *1813-1838 a25y m. c1830 Thomson ROBB, 2Ch. 1.4.7. 2nd Son: Bryant, Jr. *1817-1879 a62y m. c1838 Hannah M. FOSTER, 12Ch. 1.4.8. 6th Dau: Anna Louise, *1820-1908 a88y m. c1835 1sy Jojn LINDER. ?Ch. m. 2nd Mr HOLLMAN. ?Ch. 1.4.9. 3rd Son: Otis, *1834-1837 a03y bd next to parents
See Biographical Profile: Samuel, III SARRATT;
Source and Reference: [REF:#001] Paul R. Sarrett, Jr. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarrett/Sarrett/Surratt Families of America (SFA)
[REF:#002] Francis and Kay Rigler Living: Rt 1, Box 302 Nashville, AR 71852
Phone: (501) 845-5554; E-Mail (F RIGLER@aol.com)
to this writer.15 Dec. 1995
[REF:#003] LDS Ancestral File's AFN: GT5H-1X Benjamin BONNER Sr. [REF:#004]
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