Third Generation! JOHN TINSLEY SARRETT; [SFA-VA# 5.04] (2nd s/o Elisha & 2ndW Jane (JENKINS) SARRETT) (G/son/o Duke of Mont Sarrett - France] <---Not Proven! b. 02 Jan. 1806, in the Old Person Co., NC; d. 03 Feb. 1892, [REF: #90 Pg165] at the age of 85 years, in presant-day Raleigh Co., W.VA.; Buried: SARRETT-Wills Cemetery, Arnett, WV. Where a headstone marks his grave. [See Cemetery] At the age of 24 years, he married on 02 Feb. 1830, "on horse" back [REF:#90 Ppg163,] in Person Co., NC., to the 19 year old Miss NANCY COMBS; (d/o Zedekiah "Zadoc" & Elizabeth (JOHNSON) COMBS; [REF:#005.002] b. 25 Dec. 1811, Carroll Co., Virginia; d. after 1900 Census, age 88; near Mash Fork, Raleigh Co., WV; Buried: SARRETT-Wills Cemetery, Arnett, WV. Where a headstone marks her grave. [See Cemetery]
They had 11 Children, (4 Sons & 7 Dau), born to this Union: [REF:#90 pg164] 1. 1st. Dau: Jane Elizabeth, NC. *1831-1858 a26y m. *1850 Joseph WILLS, 4Ch. 2. 2nd. Dau: Sally Ann Marie, VA. *1833-1860 a27y m. *1850 Clark MASSEY, 4Ch. 3. 3rd. Dau: Elvira Eveline, VA. *1835-19?? a??y m. c1858 Kempa CLAY, 2Ch. 4. 4th. Dau: Malinda "Caroline", VA. *1837-1862 a24y m. *1859 Wm. COOK, 2Ch. 5. 5th. Dau: Julia Ann VA. *1840-19?? a??y m. *1866 James "Perry" COOK, 11Ch. 6. 1st. Son: Eldredge Perry, VA. *1842-1910 a68y m. *1865 Dicy J. COMBS, 10Ch. 7. 2nd. Son: Joseph A., Sr. VA. *1845-1920 a74yrs m. *1867 Dove PETTRY, 8Ch. 8. 3rd. Son: John H., Rev. VA. *1847-1933 a86yrs m. *1867 Jeannette CANTLEY, 6Ch. 9. 6th. Dau: Cordelia Carie, VA. *1849-19?? a??yrs m. *1873 Jacob HUNTER, 5Ch. 10. 7th. Dau: Viola Frances, VA. *1853-1934 a81yrs Child "Out-of-Wedlock" 1Ch. " " " " m. c1872, 1st Perry H. THOMPSON, (Div) 1Ch. " " " " m. *1878 2nd Wm. B. HONAKER, 11Ch. 11. 4th. Son: Van Sanford, VA. *1854-1920 a65yrs m. *1877 Laura J. HONAKER, 5Ch. *Confirmed Dates! 70 Grandchildren
Chronological Order of Events
John T. SARRETT
Born 1806 in Person Co., NC. Census 1810 a04yrs Living with Parents in See 1810 census Person Co., NC. Census 1820 a14yrs Living with Parents in [1820 census FGS) Person Co., NC. Married 1830 a24yrs On horse back, See Miss Nancy COMBS Surry Co., NC. Census 1830 a24yrs Can Not be found, See 1830 Census Grayson Co., VA. Census 1840 a34yrs Can be found, See 1840 Census Fayette Co., VA. Census 1850 a44yrs Can NOT be found, See 1850 Census Raleigh Co., VA. Census 1860 a54yrs Can be found, See 1860 Census Raleigh Co., VA. "Farmer $3,000/$717" Census 1870 a64yrs Can be found, See 1870 Census Raleigh Co., VA. "Farmer $1,000/$300" Census 1880 a74yrs Can be found, See 1880 Census Raleigh Co., VA. b. VA. F-b. VA. M-b. VA. Died 1892 a86yrs in Raleigh Co., WV. bd Sarrett-Wells Cemetery Census 1900 a89yrs Widow Nancy (COMBS) SARRETT, See 1900 Census with Grandson in Raleigh Co., VA. Fourth Generation! 1. JANE ELIZABETH SARRETT; [VA-FG 371] (1st d/o John T. & Nancy (COMBS) SARRETT) b. 18-Jan-1831, Pearson Co., NC. d. bfr 1858, a26y in Raleigh Co. WV. Buried: Cemetery Location Unknown (to me) At a18y she married on 03 Nov 1849, Fayette Co., WV. to REF: #090, Pg163] 25 year old JOSEPH WILLS; [prs FG 371 & 433] (s/o William WILLS & Mother: Sarah COMBS) [per REF:#005] b. 11 Apr 1824 Grayson Co., VA [per 1950 Newspaper] d. 04 Aug 1919, a95y 3mt, 29d at Zada, Marsh Fork Dist., Raleigh Co., WV. Buried: Cemetery Location Unknown (to me) They had 4 Children born to this 1st Union: REF: #090,Pg163] At a34y he married 2nd on 22 Jul 1858 in Raleigh Co., WV to the 19 year old Miss MARY JANE COLE; (d/o M/M COLE Parents) b. June 1839 Floyd Co., VA d. Unknown They had 7 Children born to this 2nd Union: [REF:#005] Issue Unknown! FIRST MARRIAGE: *1849 Miss Jane E. SARRETT, 4Ch. 1.1 1st Dau: M. Louisa WILLS, c1850-1940 90y m. *1871 J. Pyrrus McGINNIS, 1.2 2nd Dau: Sarah WILLS, c1852- m. c18?? Phillip ROBERTS, 1.3 3rd Dau: Frances WILLS, c1854- m. c18?? Garner DAVIS, 1.4 4th Dau: Nancy J. WILLS, c1856- m. *1876 A. Blackburn BALLARD, Oregon. SECOND MARRIAGE: *1858 Mary J. COLE, 7Ch 1.5 1st Dau: Malinda B. WILLS, *1859-1943 a83y m. *1880 Joshua M. CALLOWAY, 1.6 1st Son: James M., WILLS, c1861- m. *1883 Hila A. PRICE, 1.7 2nd Son: Wm. E., WILLS, *1866-1960 a93y m. *1899 Virginia MILAM. 1.8 2nd Dau: Phoebe C. WILLS, c1869- m. *1895 Elias B. PETTRY, 1.9 3rd Son: John M., WILLS, c1872- Not Traced! 1.10 3rd Dau: Virginia E.WILLS, *1877- Not Traced! 1.11 4th Dau: Mary Daisy WILLS, *1881- m. *1901 Wart COOK,
Marriage SURRATT & COMBS
Mr. John Tinsley SURRATT, a24yrs son of Elisha & Jane (JENKINS) SURRATT and Miss Nancy COMBS, a19yrs Daughter of "Zadoc" & Elizabeth (JOHNSON) COMBS were married in Surry Co., North Carolina on 27 Feb. 1830.
Bond #147745; Bondsman: William CARTER, Jr. See Bond Records
Possible Record Problem!
John T., age 24 & Nancy COMBS, age 19 of Carroll Co., VA. were united in marriage on 02 Feb. 1830, on Horse back in North Carolina. Later (1832) they removed to Arnett, in Raleigh Co., VA. [REF: #90, Pg163]
In REF: #090, Pg163 list Nancy COMBS, b. Carroll Co., VA. Note: This is NOT correct! Carroll Co. was NOT formed until 1842, from the larger Co.'s of Grayson & Patrick. ..prs
Marriage Bond list they were married in "Surry Co., NC."
Surry Co., is located on the VA. & NC. state line and presant day Carroll Co., VA. (then part of Grayson Co.) is located on the VA. state line.
See Bond Records
John T. SERRATT, can NOT be found:
1830 Census None Listed, Grayson Co., VA
Fed. #, Reel# M0019-0190Page: N/A F.Visit:N/A
Pg. F.G FName MName LName Age Born b.Yr. R Remarks N/A N/A John T. (20to30) SERIT 24 NC 1806 W m. Nancy COMBS, Feb. 1830 N/A N/A Nancy (15to20) SERIT 19 VA 1811 W w/o John T., *1830 11Ch Father: Elisha,2 CAN be found in the See 1830, Pg 280
Brother Patrick1 is on Pg 279,
John T. SERRATT, can be found:
1840 Census No Twp Listed! , Fayette Co., VA
Fed. #, Reel# M704-0555 Page: 0153F.Visit: 25
Pg. F.G FName MName LName Age Born b.Yr. R Remarks 0153 25 John T. SERRATT 34 NC 1806 W m. Nancy COMBS, *1830 NC 0153 25 Nancy (COMBS) SERRATT 29 VA 1811 W w/o John T., *1830 NC 11Ch 0153 25 Jane E. (05to10) SERRATT 9 NC 1831 W m. Joseph WILLS, *1849 0153 25 Sally, A.M (05to10) SERRATT 7 VA 1833 W m. Clark MASSEY, *1850 0153 25 Elvira E. (05Under) SERRATT 2 VA 1838 W m. Kemps CLAY, *1867 0153 25 Caroline (05Under) SERRATT 2 VA 1838 W m. Wm. COOK, *1859 2Ch. Possible Record Problem!
In REF: #090, Pg163 list John T. & Nancy COMBS, removed about 1832 to Arnett, Raleigh Co., WVA.
This is not quite correct! One must understand the formation of the various counties, to get a true picture or search census. John T. and family was first in "Fayette Co. VA." That part what now is Raleigh Co. VA created in 1850 Then that part was formed in 1863 to presant-day West Virginia. ..prs
Sarrett-Wills Cemetery, Arnett, West Virginia John T. SARRETT,
02 Jan 1806 - 03 Feb 1892
(Need Headstone Photo)
Nancy (COMBS) SARRETT,
25 Dec 1811 -
See Biographical Profile: "Uncle Joe" WILLS;
Chronological Order of Events|
Jane Elizabeth SARRETT
|Item||Date||Age||Description (Click on Underline for Source)||Living in Co.||Born||1831||in the home of Parents in||Pearson Co., NC.||Census||1840||9yrs||Raleigh Co., VA.|
|Possible Record Problem!||
Sarah and Frances are not in Joseph's household in 1870.
They were children from his first marriage.
Mary J. COLE and Joseph married about 1859, according to the 1900 Census, had nine children, six living. Malinda was still home in 1880, and Virginia was three years old. Joseph was a Pharmacist and he owned Real Property valued at $500., and Personal Property, valued at $130., according to the 1870 Census.
In 1900, grandsons, Howard M., b. Oct 1889, Ky.; Robert, b. Jul 1884, WV.; and granddaughter, Beatrice, b. Apr 1888, WV., resided with Joseph. [REF:#003]
|Note! - This article appeared in the "Beckley-Herald" 26 Aug 1950.||
Joseph WILLS above was born in Carroll Co., VA. on April 11, 1824
and died at his home at Zada, in Marsh Fork District on
Aug 04, 1919|
"Uncle Joe" as he was familarly known, was 95 years, three months, and 23 days old at the time of his death.
He came to what is now Raleigh County with his father and brother Hiram WILLS, and settled on "Sand Lick" in 1843.
A man of great physical strength, he once slew a dear with a rock.
Source: Sent to us by Dan and Mary Beth Shorts Feb. 13, 2005.
This article appeared in the|
"1950 Bicentennial Beckley-Herald"
|Back Row (Left to Right)||1. John Roberts,||2. Pheobe (Wills) PETTRY, age 81yrs||(#8. 2nd d/o 2nd Wife Mary J. (Cole) WILLS)||3. Lorie Allen,||4. Elias Bartley Pettry, age 85yrs||(#8. Husband of Pheobe C. WILLS, m. *1895)||5. Emma Wills Drennen,||6. M.D. "Daisy" (Wills) COOK, age 69yrs||(#11. 4th d/o 2nd Wife Mary J. (Cole) WILLS)||7. Jesse Wills Pettry,||8. Orin Pettry,||9. Ella Pettry &||10. Monroe Wills.|
Middle Row (Sitting, Left to Right)||1. Frances Fannie (Wills) DAVIS, age 96yrs||(#3. 3rd d/o 1st Wife Jane E. (Sarrett) MILLS)||2. Sarah Ann (Wills) ROBERTS, age 98yrs||(#2. 2nd d/o 1st Wife Jane E. (Sarrett) WILLS)||3. Louise (Wills) McGINNIS, age 100yrs||(#1. 1st d/o 1st Wife Jane E. (Sarrett) WILLS)||4. James Monroe WILLS, age 89yrs||(#6. 1st s/o 2nd Wife Mary J. (Cole) WILLS)||5. Mary Ellen (Cole) WILLS, age 110yrs?||2nd Wife of Joseph WILLS, m. *1858 7Ch.||6. Nellie "Neil" Wills Snodgrass &||7. Forrest Pettry.|
Front Row (Sitting, Left to Right)||1. Edna Wills||2. Estelle Wills|
Not in Photo!|
4. Mrs. Nancy J. (Wills) BALLARD, (4th d/o 1st Wife: Jane E. (Sarrett) WILLS
5. Mrs. Malina B. (Wills) CALLOWAY, (1st d/o 2nd Wife: Mary J. (Cole) WILLS d. 1943
7. Wm. Edwards WILLS, age 84yrs (2nd s/o 2nd Wife: Mary J. (Cole) WILLS
|Possible Record Problem!||Note: Louisa & Alfred COOK were children of 4th Dau Malinda Carolina (Sarrett) & Wm. COOK, they were raised by their Grandparents! John T. & Nancy (Combs) SERRATT. [REF:#90, Pg 165]..prs|
See Biographical Profile: Eldredge P. SARRETT;
See Biographical Profile: Joseph A. SARRETT, Sr.
Possible Record Problem!
In REF: #090, Pg163] They had 6 Children born to this Union:
1.) Annie, 2.) Synthamary, 3.) Martheveline, 4.) Okey, 5.) James and 6.) Ethel
(near Rock Creek & Dry Creek, WV.)
(Click on Photo Thumbnail)
Rev John H. SARRETT,
20 Jan 1847 - 09 May 1933
(Click on Photo Thumbnail)
Genetta R. (CANTLEY) SARRETT,
14 Sep 1853 - __ ___ 1919
|Photo's From the Personal Colection of [REF:#004]|
See Biographical Profile: Van S. SARRETT
|Source and Reference:||[REF:#001]||Paul R. Sarrett, Jr.||
Sarrett/Sarrett/Surratt Families of America (SFA)©
Bibliography of Raleigh Co., WV.
"Memoris of Raleigh Co., Historical & Biographical"
comp. by Charles B. Hedrick; Beckley; Wood Printer Co., 1932. 44pp
Descends from dau Viola F. (Sarrett) m. Wm. Baxter HONAKER
E-Mail Oct 23, 1998
Descendants of Zedekiah (Zadock) Combs of Grayson Co,
Combs-Coombs&c. Research Group
|[REF:#004]||Jo Ann Nichols||
Jo Ann Nichols; Jnichols2@webtv.net (Old)
Sarrett, Blanche (Davis)
See: Query #1 Dated: Apr. 18, 2000
Jo Ann Nichols; HHecjo.aol.com (New)
File: John H Surrat.jpg (73816 bytes) DL Time (28800 bps):
See: Query #2 Date: 24 Mar 2004
See: Query #3 Date: 09 Jul 2005
|[REF:#005]||Louise Stanton Converse||
LDS-1995 Submission: AF95-102307
Joseph WILLS, husband of Jane E. SARRETT (AFN: 1B3Q-J0S)
Eldridge Perry SARRETT (AFN: 1B3Q-TZC)
Complier: LOUISE STANTON CONVERSE, 3925 PURDUE WAY LIVERMORE CA. 94550-3353
|[REF:#006]||James R. Pettry||
P.O. Box 1067, King George, VA 22485-1067 Phone: 540-775-7144
From: Meadow Creek Reunion
for the families and friends of Dewey & Icie (Williams) Pettry and McKinley & Artie (Pettry) Bradford.
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*** PC-PROFILE *** Volume - II. Sarratt/Sarrett/Surratt Family Profile© Compiled and self Published in Oct. 31, 1989 by Paul R. Sarrett, Jr. with the assistance of my late mother
Mrs. M. Lucille (WILSON) SARRETT (1917-1987)