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by Clarence McDaniel, June 30 2016

This site will have downloadable files which contain genealogy relating to the Paschal/Paschall families of America with some British connections for a few lines. History note: Modern Paschal research was instituted by Edward Early Paschal(1866-1930),K536. Many, many people have contributed to these files besides myself over the last 42 years. Many of the old errors are corrected(see scrapbook,biographies.) Only the Paschal line is researched in depth but spouse data is included.SOURCE notes by the 1000's are included. I believe in FREE genealogy!! Please send data/corrections to: Clarence E. McDaniel; email to: cemcdan AT replace AT with the symbol @, no spaces or caps; put word paschal somewhere in subject line.


NOTE My paper library has been donated to the W G Rhea library of Paris, TN. My hometown. I continue to research and put new data on this site and will continue until...

I have finished with the burial records. I have added over 4000 burials. Continuing to try for more info on Jana Inglis; How did she come by that Bible? The cost of the Bible when new was about 2 years of common labor(60-100 pds). It would appear she did NOt want her origin to be known. I will add this info to the biography of William Paschal, look for it... 

In my scientific work career I generated data and evaluated it; this has helped me in my genealogical endeavor. A genealogist must gather personal history of deceased ancestors.This consists of documents(evidence) and artifacts. The documents have value depending on their age and type. Hearsay has only value as a lead to the evidence; no value in determining a fact. In my work of gathering Paschal documents I naturally became biased to certain conclusions....some of which were wrong, some right. It is nonetheless the genealogists responsibility to record what he considers the interpretation of a documents meaning which is often unclear rather than to keep it to himself and so lose it. I often, after 44 years of experience, offer my opinion. I try to show it is my opinion and not fact by using the words: likely, could be, possible, possibility, presumed, assumed,  in my writing. People who read this think I mean it as FACT. When it is fact I support it with a document which I have interpreted. Sometimes it takes several documents none of which separately say exactly what is wanted but taken together they, it is said, prove it. In my biographies of Paschal ancestors, I list my conclusions quite often based on my gut feelings and nothing more...this is done so that a reader has a lead to search for the proper documents. e'nuff said.

 When I receive an email with info about a P'l ancestor(name, time, place) I proceed to look up in my file and ID the line, etc. I then ask the person submitting the info for their permission to post the info citing their name, city, state. If I get a query asking about the submitter, I send it them so they can decide what to do. Several persons have met lost cousins in this manner. My only request is that they keep me in the loop so that ALL Paschal's benefit. There are over 8900 P'ls & spouses in my file, most born before 1900. I believe people should do their own leg work after 1900...they can start with the free 1940 census and work back. Those that can not do this may send me the info and I will do what I can.(no charge)

My genie program, Ancestral Quest(AQ), has several types of files that may be put in their scrapbook(I hate that word) for each person. I am adding documents to these scrapbooks daily. They are accessed from the individual files right after the name by the word, "scrapbook".

I think maybe a lot of you are missing an important part of this site. For each main Paschal I have written a biography of his/her life as I interpret it from the documents that have been gathered. These biographies are found after the persons name like so > (scrapbook). If no scrapbook(I hate that word) go to the father, etc.

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Main Genealogy Files

Here is a list of of my web files made with Ancesral Quest. They are in .htm format with indexes.

William Paschal of the NC Land Grants

by Clarence McDaniel, Jun 30, 2016

Here is my own biographical sketch of the life of Will'm Paschal, C, of the NC land grants.

 Williams life can be divided into 2 parts, NJ and NC. I am going to ID him as: William, C, of NJ and as Willm, C, of NC.

William, C, of NJ

 In the town of Woodbridge,NJ, 1729-1744, is where we first find our ancestor, William.

William, apparently was living at home in Woodbridge, NJ, It is not known where he was born but he seems to be Scottish and well educated. Nothing is known of his earlier life.

We have concluded, from other sources(see below), that William Paschall married as his first wife, Reliance Dennis of Woodbridge about 1725.

In Woodbridge,1729, William signed as a witness to the will of Thomas Pike. The original will exists and a photocopy of William's signature has been obtained. The signature shows 2 final L's and the name William is fully written out and no final flourish is used in the surname. fig 1

Very early, about 1634, there migrated to the new world several groups of people. Those concerning us arrived in the Cape Cod region of Massachusetts. These were English religious dissenters termed: Quakers, Calvinists, Puritans,Pilgrims, Congregationalists, etc. Among these were a group known as: The Reverend John Lothrop's Church. This group arrived in six ships. Some surnames in this group were: Lothrop, Dennis, Crowell, Pike, Kent, Scullard, Bishop, Parker, et al. Later on some of these moved to Woodbridge, Middlesex Co, NJ, c1674. There several became leaders in the community. The Pikes, Parkers, Bishop and Dennis family located at the base of what was known as "Strawberry Hill". I have found this site on a modern aerial photo today. fig 2

New info has been accessed and it is now necessary to add another class of religious dissenters to the above list. These people were Scottish with some being called Scotch-Irish( "Ulster Scots"). About 1680, many Scots were persecuted for their refusal to pledge allegiance to the English King. Some of these took sail to America in what became known as the "Scots invasion" about 1685 to 1715. The eastern ports including Perth-Amboy were their objectives. They came undocumented, landed, and disappeared into the country. These people wished to remain mostly anonymous due to their status. Jana Inglis may have been among this group as no document of her early life can be found. The fact that she married(c1710) Samuel Parker is the first mention found. Here then we find two well educated, high class persons, with no families of record. When, later on, William wrote his will he did a remarkable thing. which until now was not recognized. He named his dau, Dianna King's, son, Engles King, to inherit the property given by William to them. This can only be a memory of that earlier life in NJ and indicates a close relationship to Jana. Another case of interpretation of documents.

Also, an exact match  occurs in given names for 4 of Williams sons to those of Samuel and Jana Parker. Co-incidence?

William, living with the Samuel Parker family, maybe a tutor to the children, and with the Samuel Dennis family next door, met and married  Reliance Dennis..

William wrote his signature twice in 1730 in the 1566 Bible fig 3 of Jana Inglis Parker Paine, who wrote on a page of the Bible," is my Bible". She was then the wife of Samuel Parker. Later on, in NC, we found indications that William, C, was related to the Inglis family! William then that same year, bought 100 acres of land in Essex Co, NJ from Joseph Al(lin). fig 4-1 fig 4-2 This is the same William as one of the deed witnesses, Nathaniel Paine, was the 2nd husband of Jana. Jana and Nathaniel are buried in the Presbyterian cemetery in Woodbridge.

Samuel Dennis(the son of the more famous one) of Woodbridge, in his will of 1719 fig 5-1 fig 5-2 named an unmarried daughter as Reliance. Also, another, younger, daughter was named, Elizabeth. William named his 7th son, Dennis, possibily because he had married the sister after Reliance died. Subsequent Paschal descendants used Reliance(relly-rilly) Dennis and Samuel Dennis as given names for their children and grandchildren. The marriage, c1725, of Reliance Dennis to William Paschal as determined by Mrs Betsy West, Mrs Betty Jo Paschall and myself, on Oct 1, 1986, is today a widely accepted event even though no marriage document has been found. Perhaps William married,secondly, Elizabeth Dennis. Among the witnesses at the 1725, NY, indenture of James Parker, son of Jana,was Elizabeth Denne(s).

In the 1735-1737 period William had 3 occasions to visit the NJ Supreme Court sitting in Perth-Amboy or Burlington. These were civil cases, one for which William obtained a jury trial. fig 6a He had bail provided by Samuel Dennis(presumably,Reliance's brother). fig 6b

Reliance's father, Samuel Dennis or Dennes, and his father before him (also named Samuel) were well-known personages of Woodbridge. The elder Samuel had served in several civil capacities in the town. Reliance's grandfather and his brothers, John and Jonathan along with their father, Robert Dennis, were pioneers in New Jersey. Records indicate that Robert came from Yarmouth, MA, about 1667. Robert was one of the original proprietors of NJ. The John and Samuel Dennis that arrived on a ship in 1664, embarking from Cork, Ireland, were Penn's Friends(not our line) and went to West NJ.

In 1739, a record of the court of New York city fig 6c indicated that a runaway servant, Richard Glover, was being held until William Paschall, of Woodbridge, should come to get him. During these critical years we can show William living in Woodbridge. Obviously he was not the William(saddler) grandson of Thomas Paschall of Philadelphia. This old absurd claim still is found rooted in most of the listings found on the internet. There is no basis for the claim other than the name William. These claims are made merely because of the desirable known ancestry of Thomas Paschall, B.

-some speculation-

From 1739 to 1744 we have found no records in NJ or NC of William. At this time there were two methods of travel, land or sea. If William had remarried and waited until the death of Jana Paine he could have sold his father-in-laws property then sailed by boat to NC. This meant a journey of months instead of years. .

In November of the year 1744, Willm and likely his two older sons, appear in North Carolina. It may be that the entire family sailed to,Virginia, and stayed there while the three men went on south. My own guess(this is a guess, not fact) is that Reliance had died and William remarried. Notice that the names Elisha, Samuel,John, James were given names used in the Samuel and Jana Parker family. There is objection noted to the 7th son's name,Dennis.  If, however, he married 2nd'ly a Dennis that objection is removed.

The question arises: Why did William and family leave their relatives/friends and go to NC? In many cases when a man lost his wife or parents he moved faraway to start a new life. Jana Paine was buried in Woodbridge on Jan 1, 1744. I have not found a single instance of others in Woodbridge who moved with William from Woodbridge. If William left Woodbridge after January that would explain why there are no records in NC before this..

Willm Paschal, C, of NC

Our particular thread can now be picked up in the fall of 1744 when Willm filed a petition for land. However it was never granted due to problems in England. This is our first document of Willm in NC.

In Granville Co., Willm filed a petition for land. fig 7b A petitioner had to meet certain requirements. These were: he had to be a loyal subject of the Crown, not bound or criminal, and he had to pledge support to the Church of England. These were laws passed by the English colonial government at New Bern, the capital. From about 1720 land in North Carolina had been given by the Lord Proprietor's in England at the rate of 50 acres for each person present in the family, including servants/slaves. Our petitioner asked for the modest sum of 150 acres which would indicate that only William and possibly two sons were present in 1744.

This petition, a cattle mark registration of 1745 fig 7c and the 1748 survey fig 8 are our first records of Willm in North Carolina. The original earmark book is in the NC Archives, file # 37.910.1.

Willm had a survey run on Mar 11, 1748, and received his first land grant on Mar 25, 1749, in the county of Granville for 625 acres. Willm signed this in 1744 when he realized the 150a grant was void. This signature shows the changes in his signature.

Willm's grant of 1749 is a beautiful document. Copies may be obtained from the North Carolina Archives. The document is a large photostat and contains Willm's signature fig 9 to attest his agreement to the terms of the grant.Willm's signature of 1749 shows a fair hand and he signed his surname in the anglicized form(2 L's) with a florish under the name. He abbreviated his first name to "Willm" as he did on all other NC documents and his will.

Those granting the land were the legally appointed commissioners of Lord Granville, sitting at New Bern.

THE TERMS OF THE GRANT - The grantee was required, within a space of time, to make improvements in the property. He was to clear and cultivate the land at so many acres a year or he was to build a suitable house and graze so many head a year, etc. In all he was required to do exactly as you would expect he would want to do. A token sum, called quit rents, was due yearly, forever. Failure to meet the terms meant expulsion and forfeiture. It is uncertain why terms were imposed; it was not to the advantage of the Crown to enforce them.

THE PLACE OF THE GRANT - The grant bounds are perfectly definable. fig 10 The grant may be easily located even at this date on a modern map of the area. Embellishments made by Willm's descendants were still there in the 1920's according to Edward E. Paschal, K536(EEP). He wrote that a mill, "Paschall Mill", was still standing in 1925. EPP's,father, Robert Daniel, K53, was a surveyor and made a map of Warren Co. in 1874. This very detailed linen map is in the state archives and the local Historical Society. As we follow the Roanoke up river from the bay country, we encounter a northeasterly flowing creek named Smith's Creek. Willm located up this creek near a small branch called Beetree. It was here Willm had survey chains dragged by his older sons through densely forested hill and vale and made his homeplace, and it is here that he is buried.

Willm improved and kept his 1749 grant; indeed he filed for others and added three more grants of adjacent land to the original, making in all 3297 acres. fig 11 The four grants were dated the 11th and 13th of March, 1760 and 16 March, 1761.The 700a granted to Isaiah was intended to be in Williams name and Isaiah later transferred it to his father. This constituted a parcel of land about 3 miles long, east to west, and a mile wide. On a road map, North Carolina routes 1200, 1206 and 1218 enclose most of the original grants. fig 12 The westernmost of the grant extends to present Vance Co.This achievement has caused Willm to be fondly known as: 

William of the NC Land Grants"

In those days when a father grew older and perhaps lost a wife he likely remarried quickly. Thus there were two sets of children. If he had real property he knew there could be and there usually was squabbles over the distribution of the land when he died. It is my belief that Willm was aware of this and wanted his children to have their share when they married. So Willm wrote deeds to each of his older sons except William,G, who had left the county with the Aspen family. These deeds were: Chart 1

Samuel, D, the oldest son got more and likely deserved it. He also seems to have been the most successful. In the table above you can get an approximate idea of when the sons married and left home. They settled on the land their father had given them and raised their families.

In his will, Willm also made bequests to his five daughters. I think this was the same reasoning as I expressed above.The land given was the southern part of the 700a given to him by his son, Isaiah, F. He had already deeded 160a of it to son, Elisha, H. He gave the remaining 540a to his four oldest daughters. I think daughter, Ruth, N, never married and after she died her brother Dennis sold her land. fig 13

One such bequest was to daughter, Dianna, M, who had married Richard King, son of John KIng. William specified that their son, Engles(Inglis), was to get the land after their death. The only reason I can see for this is a remarkable remembrance of Jana Inglis Parker Paine and of his earlier life in Woodbridge.

Willm's three oldest sons received grants from NC in their names, all in the same immediate area. fig 14 Surviving records of the early period with individual names of settlers are few. Thankfully, we do have some. There are four published lists, three tax and a militia list, that give the names of individuals that are of interest. These are:

1750 Granville Tax list

1754 Granville Militia list

1755 Granville Tax list

1762 Granville Tax list

These lists suffice to give us some idea of Willm, his sons and their neighbors. As would be expected many prominent names can be found on the these lists which became legends in later North Carolina history.

1750 -This list shows Willm with four additional polls. The state tax was levied on males at age 16 in these early years.

1754 - This is a military list, probably brought about by an Indian scare, resulting in a desire to know how many able-bodied men could fight. This list states some relationships. We have Willm and son, William. Other companies carry Samuel, John and Isaiah. Samuel is married and most likely so are John and Isaiah. John's name is either duplicated or the compiler could not distinguish the difference in names. We note Elisha is missing from the list. We do not know of any certain age requirement imposed for this list. This list has, rather inanely, in the past, been used to establish military service for patriotic societies.

1755 - This list gives us the names of the polls and we find six of Willm's sons listed with him. Only the youngest two sons are missing from this list.

1762 - Recently published, this list shows two sons living in the homes of relatives of their wives. We notice that Isaiah, F, is listed as overseer in the household of Julius Nichols, his brother-in-law. Likewise we see William, G, living in the household of Thomas Aspen. Thomas is likely his father-in-law. Willm has Elisha and Dennis at home and over 16. Samuel and James are listed separately so James has probably married by 1762. The first two tax lists give us a chance to make some rough age estimates for Willm's sons. We can show the following:

Name           1750              1755                                                                  Born

Samuel        > 16              > 16                   {  > = "over" < = "under" }         1727

John            > 16              > 16                                                                     1729

Isaiah          > 16              > 16                                                                      1731

William        > 16              > 16                                                                      1733

Elisha         < 16               > 16                                                                      1735

James        < 16               > 16                                                                      1739

We can see this indicates the first four were born before 1734 and the last two were born between 1734 and 1739. We have a document regarding Isaiah which says he was "about 50" in 1779. Samuel's,D, Bible has his year of birth as 1727. Using the traditional order as given by Willm's will then we have, keeping the two year separation as most authorities recommend, their birth years  as listed above under born. The traditional year of birth for James is 1740. We lower this to 1739 to be in agreement with the tax list. These 6 sons likely had Reliance as their mother. Also , I think, Reliance likely died between the births of James and Dennis(this is a guess). Sarah,L, seemingly the oldest daughter, married William Buchanon, was probably born 1737.

Other Early Records - The court records of early Granville list, in 1756, Willm's(which one?) name in a trespass suit. A deed record of Thomas Aspen, in 1758, has as witness, William. This is most likely the son, William, G, as he was in that household in the 1762 tax list.

The year 1765 saw Granville County divided with Willm's original tracts split between two counties. The eastern portion of Granville with the homeplace became Bute County. Again in 1779 we see the Bute name discarded and the county divided into two new counties, Warren to the north and Franklin to the south. The records of Bute were given to the keeping of Warren County wherein the home place now lay.

In 1773 there was an agreement between Willm and son, Thomas, K. The agreement was that Thomas should provide his father and wife with their keep for one year; Thomas in return was to get a sum of money and the 1st grant residual property after the widow, Tabitha, died. I think this was part of Willm's plan to determine who got what. The agreement was witnessed by a William who made a mark like a capital M. Whether this was Wm, D3, or Wm, G, remains to be determined though Wm,G, is believed to have made a mark like a capital W and thought to have been in Orange county at this time.This agreement gave Thomas, K, a legal claim on the 1st grant property.

In May of the year 1774 Willm made his will. fig 15-1 fig 15-2 fig 15-3

The will was probated in Bute court of November, 1774. Today we can view a photo of that original will. Willm named his seven oldest sons and devised a nominal sum to each. This signifies that he considered they had already gotten their fair share of his estate. The idea in naming each is to show that none had been accidentally forgotten. Willm named his then living wife, Tabitha; his underage daughter, Reliance; his married daughter, Dianna, and her husband and son; his three adult daughters and his youngest son, Thomas. The four adult daughters received land in Granville, Reliance got a sizeable bequest, Tabitha got the homeplace for her lifetime. Thomas got the rest including Tabitha's after her death. Thomas was made the ward of his half?-sister, Reliance, and posted bond. It has always been the custom that Willm named his sons in order of their birth and we know of no cause to believe otherwise at this time.

An inventory of the estate shows a voucher for payment to the Rev. Henry Patrillo for the funeral sermon. He was a noted Presbyterian minister of the time. Anderson, J1, named a son, Zebulon Montgomery no doubt but for the famous Revolutionary soldier of Woodbridge. James,I(?),Dennis, J, and Thomas, K, as well as two or three daughters probably were by the second wife. Enforcement to this idea is had by the fact that neither of the I,J or K lines ever named a daughter Reliance whereas the older ones did so. Both James and Thomas named daughters Elizabeth.

Of the five daughters we originally knew very little. No marriage records of this period have been located. Dianna had a record (banns, I have not found how EEP knew this-a note was usually put on the church door?) of intent to marry Richard King and this is confirmed by the will. No further marriage records have been identified for the other daughters.

The daughters marriages may be traced using the land records. This requires a tedious search for the first recorded owner of the bequeathed land. At the time the husband was the legal owner of his wife's property unless prior to the marriage an agreement was made. Willm gave bequests to four daughters of land in Granville county south of Elisha.

The deed to Elisha was confused but it was for 845 acres. To understand this the searcher must know that the 700 acres of land given by son, Isaiah, to his father was to the west and south of the fourth grant of Willm. Note: A statement says that this deed was meant to name William, C, as grantee. When this 700 acres is platted in and the boundaries of the 845 acres to Elisha used we see that Elisha got 685 acres (the entire 4th grant to Willm) and 160 acres of the west part of Isaiah's grant. A careful reading of the deed to Elisha now shows that Willm gave Elisha the entire grant along with the liabilities thereof, i.e. the quit rents. This left 540 acres of Isaiah's grant, all south of Elisha. The dimensions are given for this residual land.

Following the amounts given in the will we can plat the land given to each daughter. This has been done. See fig 13 above.

The above lengthly explanation was necessary as this is the only clue to the marriages of the three daughters. The land records had to be searched for mention of Sarah, L's 150 acres south of Elisha being conveyed. The conveyor must have no prior deed for the land it being his wife's legacy. There was located, as predicted three such sales of the exact land. The story is found in each daughter's history. More work needs to be developed on these lines. Betty Jo Paschall of Puryear,TN, did this, without praise or pay, tedious searching of the land records using her own film reader and films.

On Nov 15, 1770, There was a guardians bond issued by the court to Willm for the John King orphans: Parks, Mary and Tabitha. Kings son, Richard, of age, was indentured to Willm to learn a trade.. Willm then about 1771 married his 3rd wife, his ward, Tabitha King. They had a daughter, Reliance, P, about 1771. Kings widow, Mary King, likely signed Willm's will in 1774.

The youngest daughter, Reliance, P, was alive, and not married until 1785, the year Thomas last renewed the bond. Reliance was not the child of Willm's first wife Reliance as so many searchers have presumed. We can show this by the following analysis:

Eighteen was at the time the legal age for females. If Reliance, P, was underage or just became of age in 1785 (assuming the bond was for an underage ward) then she must have been born no earlier than 1767. Likewise,if we presume Reliance Dennis was born later than 1708 (she was a minor when her father died in 1719) then Reliance would have been, as a minimum, 59 years old when Reliance, L was born. The incidence of live births to women over 50 is extremely small so good genealogy then denies the assumption that Reliance was the mother.

In 1815 at Smith county, TN, James Burchett died and had an estate sale. He was allied by his sisters marriage to the E-line and went with them to that county earlier. At his sale was his widow, Reliance. I suspect she was either William's daughter or a daughter or John, E. The latter seems more likely and is so indicated below. Nothing more is known concerning Reliance, P.

We have traced as accurately as we can the descendants of the eight sons. All eight sons married and had issue. Willm was blessed with no less than 48 grandchildren. The line-up as we apportion it today is:

 Son                           Grandsons

Samuel             William,John,Samuel,Milton

John                 James,Silas,Samuel,John

Isaiah               William,George,John,Isaiah,Dennis

William              Thomas

Elisha               William,Samuel,John,Elisha,Jesse,Isaiah,Ezekiel,Alexander

James              Samuel,Robert,John,James,Joshua,Edmund

Dennis              Anderson,Nichols,Elisha

Thomas            William,Thomas,John,Henry,Michael,Robert

Son                   Granddaughters

Samuel             Reliance,Mary,Rachel,Sarah,Susan,Nancy,Mildred,Betty,Phereba

John                 Jemina?,Reliance?

Isaiah                Lucinda

William              Hannah

Elisha                Elizabeth,Reliance,Jerusha,Rachel

James               Patience,Elizabeth,Eluena,Sarah

Dennis               Mary,Sarah

Thomas             Nancy,Elizabeth,Mary,Martha,Bushaba

In this list there are some questions but it represents a minimum count - there was possibly two more grandsons. Of these 36 grandsons, surnamed Paschal, nearly all had descendants. The number of grandchildren, not surnamed Paschal can only be determined accurately in one case.

Rachel, N, married William Wilson and they had 9 children, Sarah,L, wed William Buchannon and had 2-5 children; Dianna, M, married Richard; King and had 1 or 2; Ruth, , none; Reliance, P, unk. This count is 12+ making a total of 48 grandchildren, minimum.

One can quickly see the numbers become astonishing in several generations. When I first became aware of these eight sons and their children and the confusion regarding them I determined to find where they went and when they died. Little did I know of the extent of such a task. The date and place of death for the sons were:

Name         Year Died                  County/State

Samuel         1805                        Abbeville, SC

John              1776                       Granville, NC

Isaiah            1795                        Franklin, NC

William         c1818                       Russell, VA

Elisha           c1810                       Caswell, NC

 Dennis          1815                       Warren, NC

 Thomas         1821                      Warren, NC

 Those who made wills were:

Samuel, Isaiah, James, Dennis

Relationship information may be found in deed records for:

John, Elisha, Thomas

In other wills for:

John, William

Today, in modern NC, I find there is little interest in a pioneer whose only achievement was raising a family of 13 children and a long life. The historical societies seem to be dominated by politics and want to glorify those persons who made fortunes and names for themselves in NC.

The below  items are being reviewed and may disappear?

The Supreme Court of New Jersey

The New Jersey Archives has an online site which has several digital files available online. One of these is labeled: NJ Supreme court cases(dockets). The court took civil cases amounting to over a few dollars in today's money. They have a name index online. I found 3 cases (1736-1737)in William Paschall's name and paid for copies. There are also many cases(32+) in Jana Paines name. This court was held in Burlington and alternately in Perth-Amboy. In one of these William was sued by Samuel M Cohen, a merchant of NYC, for non-payment for general merchandise. William evidently refused shipment of poor quality goods leaving it on the dock at Perth-Amboy.The important thing here is William's bail was paid for by Samuel and John Dennis. I think Samuel was his bro-in-law. The other 2 cases did not result in a trial so no further info is given. These documents show association to the Dennis family and presence.


Today, I think William left NJ about 1744 and by sea went to VA, then overland to NC or to New Bern,NC. My previous thoughts about an overland road would take years not months. See what I mean about being wrong. The problem: There are no early records of common pioneers much as we would like to have them.

 A brief history of Paschal-Paschall genealogical research. Paschall Family Research history

Since the AQ RIN numbers are useless, I have placed the ID codes as the first line in the notes for each person surnamed Paschal(l). This code is more than a number; Please refer to this code when writing for info.

The purpose of the Identification Code(ID) is to allow systematic listing and identification of persons of common lineal descent. Unlike past schemes a system understandable to both people and computers is desired. A tag(capital letter) has been used previously to identify the main lines of the Paschal(l) family. This tag is suffixed to the given name. Years ago the following convention was adopted and was in use by the Paschall Genealogical Committee(Johnstons of Texas):

A line ..........England
B line ..........Bristol- Phila.
C line ..........Will'm(william) of the NC Land Grants
T line ..........Jeremiah/John/Benjamin, Phila.
William's children(son's by order of his will) By rights these should be
designated, Cxxxxx, but the letters D-P have a long, previous, usage and so are retained here.

D line..........Samuel
E line..........John
F line..........Isaiah
G line..........William
H line..........Elisha
I line..........James
J line..........Dennis
K line..........Thomas
L line..........Sarah
M line..........Dianna
N line..........Rachel
O line..........Ruth
P line..........Reliance

U line..........Unknown persons

In this work the author retains the above convention but suffixes an additional character to each letter for each succeeding generation of the particular line. In second and subsequent generations the numbers 1-9 are used for the first nine children, then the small letters a,b,c for child numbers 10,11,12 and so forth. This is a modification of the paragraph referencing in use by corporations and the military for contracts. In the modified version no period between generations are necessary and only one digit per generation is used. For example:

standard paragraphing =

modified paragraphing = 1b2e

The modified version is highly useful in computer listing as the computer sorting function will put all the descendants in family order automatically which is a boon to the overworked compiler. The small letters v,w,x,y,z are sometimes used to signify generations where some doubt as to parentage exists. This usually occurs when there are two or more brothers present and no records to indicate to which brother the children belong. This usage does not indicate illegitimate births. These are generally indicated by a line descended from only a mother. Notes on above:

1. The number of digits in code is the generation; ie. 5 digits equals the 5th generation; it is also the level of indentation or tabbing.

2. In correspondence the following convention is used;James, I4; George M, I451 This avoids the awkward naming of parents, wife, etc to identify a particular person with a common given name.

3. The author has put the ID code in the 1st line of the Notes for each Paschal(l) in the file.

NOTICE: Some of you have asked about my connection to the Paschall line. Here are some photos:

*** McDaniel line; My mother married Gene Brown McDaniel. His line came from SC(now Laurens Co area) about 1807 to the east bank of the Cumberland river just above the TN state line(Linton, KY). The patriarch here was Morgan McDaniel(c1772 - 1845). This section contains what is known by me concerning Morgan McDaniel and his descendants. Morgan McDaniel

SHOUT it everywhere: William of NC land grants(C-line) is NOT repeat NOT descended from Thomas (B-line) of Philadelphia. This claim, began in the 1930's by Rev. J C Paschal, continues today. It was based on the name William, a grandson of Thomas. This grandson died in Phila. in 1751. See this document: here Also here is an extract of J C Paschal's own letter of 1937 in which he realizes his mistake. here1 here2

**********It is easier to start a rumor than stop it!*******

The grandson, William Paschall, B11, married, lived and died in Phila. This is from the Notes of John Parker written in 1885 in Phila. The notes are on Family History Library(FHL) microfilm #0000348. here

********** There is no way that you can choose who your ancestors are ******

LIBRARY: I have donated a collection of papers in 30 loose-leaf notebooks relating to Paschal history covering a 75+ year research effort by many people. This collection is indexed by the Paschall ID's. Some of the papers are very rare and exist only in this collection. This collection has been donated to the Henry Co, TN, W G Rhea Library. I am getting old!

QUESTION: Where did the American Paschalls come from? About 1987 Dale R Paschal,F33423,(1919-1997) came by my house on one of his visits. He had been to England and brought back a pamphlet titled, "St Mary's Church Great Baddow" by David Papworth, publ 1973. The pamphlet is 24 pages and goes into great detail of the history of this church. The history of the area starts about 1071 but the area of our interest begins on the 2nd page in 1547. I will put several of the pages here in .jpg format. Note: The Bristol Paschalls used the same coat-of-arms as those of Great Baddow. There are 5 generations of Johns that are traceable; from this line the Paschalls spread out all over England. Note: In the 1920's, a scam circulated about a Frenchman that died leaving a large estate. The promoter offered(for a fee) to determine if you might be a heir...many persons fell for this...The author shows that many Pascall's were living in England prior to the edit of Nantes(1685).

MORE: Update 4/19/2013  Stuart Simpson of the UK, is a Pascall descendant. He is from the Pascalls that lived in Dover, England, since early times. Recently I asked him to go to Great Baddow in Essex and photograph St Mary's Church there. He very graciously took the 2 hour drive and sent me a CD disc with 409 pictures! He has determined, among other things, that the origin of the Pascalls whether it be St Mary, the Virgin, Dover, or St Mary's, Great Baddow, is uncertain; they both had Pascalls back to the first records available(c1545).

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