The first ROCHELLE to appear in the New Hanover County area was John ROTCHEL and his wife Sarah. They purchased 60 acres on 24 Dec. 1767; in the Holly Shelter District from Edward TEAL (a planter) and his wife Patience TEAL, for the sum of 25 pounds. John ROTCHEL, was listed as a carpenter. His plantation is listed as being on the main branch of Holly Shelter Creek near Mr. VEAL'S land. Apparently this was a well established planatation, because houses, orchards, outbuildings, etc. were listed in the deed. Witnesses to this deed were Thomas BURTON, Asa SIMMONS & John FEREBEE. The deed was proved by Thomas BURTON on 31 May 1769 and registered in Bk. F, page 63 at the county courthouse which was located in Wilmington. (Holly Shelter Creek appears on the Collet map of 1770, and the Holly Shelter District was located near the present day Maple Hill, Pender Co. area. Pender Co. was established from New Hanover Co., in 1875)
There is not much known about John ROTCHEL, he does appear in a few court records, and is listed as a juror. He wrote his will on 7 December 1780. He lists his children as follows: 1)Ann SCARBOROUGH, wife of John SCARBOROUGH. 2)Dorcas WILLIAMS, wife of Charles WILLIAMS. 3)Amos ROTCHEL; given 20 shillings; and his oldest son 4)Etherington ROTCHEL, who was given the plantation after the decease of his wife Sarah ROTCHEL. Witnesses were William GREEN, Samuel GREEN and Thomas BISHOP. His wife Sarah ROTCHEL and son Etherington ROTCHEL were appointed administrators and the will was probated on 5 Jan. 1784; and an inventory was presented in court. (Nothing further is known about Sarah ROTCHEL, or her daughters, Ann SCARBOROUGH, or Dorcas WILLIAMS)
Know all men by these presents, that we Etherington ROTCHEL, Anthony GILBERT are held firmly bound unto his excellency Richard CASWELL, Esquire; and his successors in Office, in the sum of 50 pds., current money of this state, for the true payment whereof, we de hereby bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, and assigns jointly and severally firmly by these presents. Witness our hand and seals this 29th day of Sept. 1779. The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas the above named Etherington ROTCHEL hath made application for a license for a marriage to be celebrated between him and Elenor WARDEN. Signed: Thom. MACLAIN, Anthony GILBERT.
This Indenture made the 15th day of October in the year of our Lord 1798 between Etherington ROCHELL of the Cty. of New Hanover and State of N.C. of the one part and John PITMAN of the other part,Witnesses, that the said Etherington
ROCHELL for and in consideration of the sum of twenty pounds to me in hand
paid by John PITMAN,before the unsealing and delivery thereof, where with he
the said Etherington ROCHELL with acknowledge himself fully satisfied
constituted and paid, having given,granted, bargained and sold,with fully
clearly and absolutely granted bargained and ever attain simple & convey
confirm unto the said John PITMAN his heirs and asigns forever, a certain
parcel of tract of land lying and being in New Hanover Cty. and on the North
side of Holly Shelter at the mouth of Sandy Run containingg Fifty acres, beginning
at a white oak in the side of Sandy Run Swamp,above the Mouth of said Run,and
runs thence South 85, east.100 poles, to a pine, thence north 5 east 160 poles to
a pine thence south 85 west ten poles thence to the beginning and I the said
Etherington ROCHEL defend the said tract of parcel of lands, with an other
appuntinance, thereunto belonging unto to him the said John PITMAN his heirs
and asigns forever, against the lawful claims and demand, of all and every
person or persons whatsoever, in witness whereof I have here unto set my hand
and seal, this 15TH Day of Oct. 1798.
Dawson PICKETT Proved by Dawson PICKETT June Term 1845
SOURCE-bK.P,p.229-New Hanover Co.,N.C.-Register of Deeds Office
|p.61-March 10,1806,Artherington ROCHEL of state of Tennessee to Martin WELLS,state of Tenn.(the amt. paid for this land is not given) this tract of land is situated in Stewart County on Guices Creek being a part of a 500 acre tract formerly the property of Charles THOMPSON and Hardy VALENTINE. Beginning at said THOMPSON and VALENTINE,south east corner running north with said line 86 poles to a dogwood, whence 154 poles to a dogwood and elm, thence south 40 poles to a dogwood and blackgum, thence 98 poles to a dogwood, thence 46 poles to a dogwood and white oak in the south boundary of the said 500 acre tract thence east with said line 252 poles to the beginning. Robert COOPER C.S.C. James TAGERT & John WARDEN|
Etherington ROCHELLE, 1 male-age 70-80 (birth:1750-1760); 1 male age 15-20 (b.1810-1815); 1 female (wife)-age 50-60 (b.1770-1780); and 1 female; age 15-20 (b.1810-1815)
His son Etherington ROCHELLE, is also living in Marengo Co., Ala. (close by)-age 30-40-(b.1790-1800) with a wife-age 20-30 (b.1800-1810) and 2 female children, under age 5, (b.1825-1830)
|BIBLE RECORD-#1-From bible owned by Warrena WHITE Andrew WHITE was married to his wife Loucretia ROCHELL on the fourth day of August A.D.1831. Andrew WHITE was married to Cyntha Farmer JAMES the 7 A.D. 1865. Record of BIRTHS of Andrew WHITE and wife: Andrew WHITE was born on 19th day of June, A.D. 1810. Loucretia ROCHELL wife of Andrew WHITE was born on the 24th day of January, A.D. 1812 and died February the 18th A.D. 1860. Records of BIRTHS of the children of Andrew and Loucretia WHITE: Rebecca Ann was born November the 6th, A.D. 1832. Emoline was born Oct. 30th A.D. 1835. Marietta was born November the 5th A.D. 1837. Adaline was born March the 17th A.D. 1839. Henry Montgomery was born June the 9th A.D. 1840 and died August 2nd A.D. 1863. John Etherington was born March 30th A.D. 1842, killed 5\26 1864. Margarett Cornella was born February the 27th A.D. 1844. Josephus was born June the 22nd A.D. 1845. Andrew Jackson was born April the 2nd A.D. 1847 and died May 10,1920 in 73rd year. Robert Lafayette was born April 2nd A.D 1847 and died June the 3rd A.D.1853. Windsor Alexander was born January the 22nd A.D. 1859. Dorset Malcom was born April 2nd A.D. 1853. Sarah Jane was born March the 11th A.D. 1855. Martha Loucretia was born February the 9th A.D. 1860. (all seems to be written in the same handwriting)(copied verbatim)-above Mr.S.W. HARKNESS and Adline WHITE was married in 1881 S.W.HARKNESS died in July 1913 in his 79th year. (above seems to be written in different handwriting or at a different time)|
|BIBLE RECORDS-#2 sent by Irene SCOGGIN, daughter of Marion Adkerson WHITE who was the youngest child of Andrew Jackson WHITE and his second wife,Mrs.Cynthia Farmer JAMES. She said the large writing was her father's, the small hers. It is unknown whether Marion WHITE wrote this from memory or copied it from a bible or other record. Marion died in 1939. FAMILY RECORD: Andrew WHITE the son of John and Rebecca WHITE was born, June the 19th A.D. 1810 in North Carolina. Lucretia WHITE the daughter of Etherington and Elisabeth ROCHELL was born January 24th 1812. Andrew WHITE and Lucretia ROCHELL was married aug. 4th 1831. Rebecca Ann WHITE was born Nov. the 6th A.D. 1932. Married Frank MITCHELL. Elisabeth WHITE was born June 6\1834. (line of writing unable to read) (part of line of writing unable to read)married Joe MCCONATHY. Emaline WHITE was born Oct. 30th 1835. Married Jim MCCONATHY. Mary Etta WHITE was born Nov. 5th 1837. Married Ben MITCHELL. Adaline WHITE was born March 17th 1839. Married S.H. HARKNESS. Henry Montgomery WHITE was born June 9\1840. Grandfather of Minter and Dempsey WHITE (Grand Saline, Texas)-died 9-2-1863. John Etherington WHITE was born March 30\1842 (must have been the one killed by a falling tree while asleep) killed in Civil War, 5-26-1864. Margaret Cornelia WHITE was born Feb. 27\1844. Josephus WHITE was born June 22nd 1845. "Uncle Joe" in Civil War also. Andrew Jackson WHITE was born Apr. 2\1847. Tate and Whites father went to war at 14, died 5-10-? Robert Lafayette WHITE was born April 2, 1847. Died 6-3-1853. (Twins) William Jasper WHITE was born april 12\1849. Father of Marvin in Ft. Worth by second wife-Ada. Windsor Alexander WHITE was born Jan. 22\1851. Died Mar. 18th, 1938. Married Victoria BEASLEY in 1875-died May 193? Buried near Miraury, Texas. Cob Cemetary. Dorset Malcolm WHITE was born Apr. 2\1853. Married Jennie Sarah Jane WHITE was born Mar. 11\1855. Married to Walt RAY. Martha Lucretia WHITE was born Feb. 9\1860. Marion Adkerson WHITE was born Jan. 19\1866. Married Marth Jane BARNES, April 11, 1895-Died Nov. 8,1939. He was the son of Andrew WHITE and second wife Cynthia Farmer James WHITE. FAMILY RECORDS-BIRTHS: Hugh JAMES was born Feb.25\1831. Cinthia JAMES was born Aug. 19\1829. Malinda JAMES was born July 15\1853. Amanda Jane JAMES was born Dec.25\1855. Mary Ann Elizabeth JAMES was born Jan. 11\1861. Marion Adkerson WHITE was born Jan. 19\1866. DEATHS Andrew WHITE departed this life Dec. 24\1871. Cinthia WHITE departed this life Mar. 10\1875. Amanda Jane KILLINGSWORTH died Mar.4\1886. Malinda Ann HEROD died May 26-1913. Mary Ann Elizabeth COTTON died Mar. 7-1918. A.L.COTTON died Sept.29-1907. Marion Adkerson WHITE died Nov. 8, 1939. MARRIAGES Hugh JAMES and Cinthia FARMER was married August the 14th A.D. 1851. Andrew WHITE and Cinthia JAMES was married January the 17th A.D. 1865. Malinda Ann JAMES and James Monroe ONEAL was married Aug. 14th A.D. 1867. Amanda Jane JAMES and Thomas EDWARDS was married Aug. 13, A.D. 1871. Absalum Leonders COTTON and Elizabeth JAMES was married Dec. 29th A.D. 1878. Malinda J. ONEAL and Thomas HERAD was married Oct. 8th A.D. 1874. J.H. KILLINGSWORTH and Amanda Jane SHAVER was married Feb. 7\1880. (above copied verbatim from xerox copy of Bible records)|
Ethrington, RACHEL-1 male, age 25-45 (b.1792-1812) this had to be the son of Etherington, Sr.
1 female, over 16 years of age (wife) and 6 females under 16 (b.1821-1837). This family was living in Kemper Co., Miss.
Etherington ROCHELLE-1 male under age 5 (b.1835-1840), 1 male age 50-60 (b.1780-1790)
2 females under age 5 (b.1835-1840), 2 females ages 5-10 (b.1830-1835), 2 females ages 10-15 (b.1825-1830), 1 female age 30-40 (b.1800-1810)
|DEED-Gift of love-Etherington ROCHELL to daughter Martha Ann,1845, Neshoba County, Mississippi-Deed Bk.F, page 359. The State of Mississippi-Know all men by these presents that I Etherington ROCHELL of the county and State aforesaid for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which I have and bear unto my Daughter Martha Ann ROCHEL and who for and in consideration of one dollar to me in hand paid by the said Martha Ann ROCHEL at and before the sealing of these presents the Receipt wherof is hereby acknowledged have given granted aliened and confirmed and by these present do give grant alien and confirm unto my said daughter Martha Ann ROCHEL the following described property to wit, 1 mare Mule one bay mare two Featherbed and furniture Mantle Clock Two cows and calves twenty head of Hogs and two spining wheels to have and to hold the above described property to her own proper use and benefit to her the said Martha Ann ROCHEL her heirs and assigns forever in testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and afixed my seal this 23rd day of July AD 1845. Attest Samuel W. TUTTLE Test: John H. GORDAN Etherington ROCHEL seal 25 July 1845-B.W.BOYDSTON Justice of the Peace|
|August Conference Church met according to adjournment on Friday, August 4,1846 union meeting-Saturday Br. Woordiff (?) preached after which a door being opened Recd. John JONES x Sam RACIR??, Marion FAWCETT x Elinor ROACHEL by experience evening meeting recd. Caroline GEE ? Penelope SILLS, Martha Ann MOORE x Rebeca Ann ROACHL.Sabbath Morn Baptized the above namd cadudates.etc... Nancy ROACHEL presented herself to the Church for membership and after some examination withdrew herself.|
83/90-HILL, Wm. H. age 24, m, farmer, 500 acres, birth Ala.
HILL, Rebecca, age 15, f, birth Miss.
84/91-ROCHELLE, Nancy, age 47, f, 100 acres, birth Tenn.
ROCHELLE, Amanda, age 13, f, birth Miss.
ROCHELLE, James, age 12, m, birth Miss.
ROCHELLE, Henry, age 10, m, birth Miss.
ROCHELLE, Franklin, age 7, m, birth Miss.
ROCHELLE, Nancy, age 5, f, birth Miss.
85/92-HILL, Elizabeth, age 53, f, 500 acres, birth N.C.
HILL, John, age 21, m, farmer, birth Ala.
HILL, Young, age 19, m, farmer, birth Ala.
HILL, Bennett, age 17, m, birth Ala.
HILL, Dr. Ballard, age 15, m, birth Ala.
HILL, Malachi, age 13, m, birth Ala.
HILL, Elizabeth, age 11, f., birth Ala.
1850 Census, Attala, Co., Miss.
E. ROCHEL, age 54 (b. 1796), m, Blacksmith, birth N.C., cannot read or write.
This was probably Etherinton ROCHELLE, Jr.
1850 Census, Kemper Co., Ala.-14 Nov. 1850
Jacob Adrin?, age 58, (b. 1792), m, farmer, 600 acres, birth N.C.
Jane, age 45, f, birth La.
Elizabeth ROCHELLE, age 17, f, birth N.C.
Kinny? EASTBURN, age 18, m, laborer, birth Ala.
5 Nov. 1850-page 285, family #520
WHITE, Andrew, age 40, m, farmer, 2100 acres, birth N.C. -WHITE, Lucretia, age 39, f, birth Tenn.-WHITE, Rebecca A., age 18, f, birth Miss.-WHITE, Elizabeth, age 16, f, birth Miss.-WHITE, Emily, age 15, f, birth Miss.-WHITE, Martha, age 13, f, birth Miss.-WHITE, Adelade, age 11, f, birth Miss.-WHITE, Henry M., age 10, m, birth Miss.-WHITE, John E., age 8, m, birth La.-WHITE, Margaret C., age 6, f, birth La.-WHITE, Joseph, age 5, m, birth La.-WHITE, Robert L., age 3, birth La.-WHITE, Andrew J., age 3, m, birth La.-WHITE, William, age 1, m, birth La.-ROCHAL, Elizabeth, age 80, f, birth N.C.
1860 Census, Choctaw Co., Miss.-10 Aug. 1860
Levi B. HARVEY, age 29, m, farmer, birth Miss.
Emaline HARVEY, age 30, f, household, birth Miss.
William E. HARVEY, age 12, m, birth Miss.
Francis M. HARVEY, age 10, m, birth Miss.
Allizah H. HARVEY, age 7, f, birth Miss.
Sandiska? O. HARVEY, age 5, f, birth Miss.
Mary E. HARVEY, age 3, f, birth Miss.
James E. HARVEY, age 8/12, m, birth Miss.
Etherington ROCHEL, age 63, m, blacksmith, birth N.C.