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Descendants of Thomas English

 

Table of Contents

 

Introduction

 

Generation No. 1-THOMAS ENGLISH

 

Generation No. 2-WILLIAM ENGLISH

 

Generation No. 3-THOMAS ENGLISH & ANNE DENT

 

Generation No. 4-JOHN ENGLISH & MARY HEATHWOOD

 

Generation No. 5-THOMAS ENGLISH & MARY SHARPE

 

Generation No. 6-JOSHUA ENGLISH & MARY HOLMES

 

Generation No. 7-JOSHUA ENGLISH JR & SARAH ADAMSON

 

Generation No. 8-HARRIET ENGLISH & ROBERT SINGLETON

 

Endnotes

 

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Introduction

The information I have on the English family came from the ancestry.com Internet site, English Family Forum.I havenít verified much of the English information, but I believe it is correct. If you find any errors, please let me know!

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Generation No. 1

 

1.THOMAS1 ENGLISH1 was born Abt. 1560 in Settrington, York Co., England.

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Child of THOMAS ENGLISH is:

2.†††††††††††††† i.††† WILLIAM2 ENGLISH, b. Abt. 1585.

 

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Generation No. 2

 

2.WILLIAM2 ENGLISH (THOMAS1)1 was born Abt. 1585.

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Child of WILLIAM ENGLISH is:

3.†††††††††††††† i.††† THOMAS3 ENGLISH, b. 1611, Morton Emmora, Durham Co., England; d. 04 July 1664, Moate-Turphelim, Westmeath, Ireland.

 

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Generation No. 3

 

3.THOMAS3 ENGLISH (WILLIAM2, THOMAS1)1 was born 1611 in Morton Emmora, Durham Co., England, and died 04 July 1664 in Moate-Turphelim, Westmeath, Ireland.He married ANNE DENT 19 October 1630 in Romaldkirk, York Co., England.She was born Abt. 1613 in Morton Emmora, Durham Co., England, and died 30 January 1671/72 in Moate-Turphelim, Westmeath, Ireland.

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Children of THOMAS ENGLISH and ANNE DENT are:

††††††††††††††††† i.††† MARGARET4 ENGLISH, b. Aft. 1630.

†††††††††††††††† ii.††† BRIDGETT ENGLISH, b. Aft. 1630.

††††††††††††††† iii.††† DINAH ENGLISH, b. Abt. 1630.

††††††††††††††† iv.††† ELINOR ENGLISH, b. Aft. 1630.

4.††††††††††††† v.††† JOHN ENGLISH, b. March 1640/41, Morton Emmora, Durham Co., England.

 

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Generation No. 4

 

4.JOHN4 ENGLISH (THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, THOMAS1)1 was born March 1640/41 in Morton Emmora, Durham Co., England.He married (1) MARY HEATHWOOD 21 August 1666 in Moate-Turphelim, Westmeath, Ireland, daughter of WILLIAM HEATHWOOD.She was born 1643 in Moate-Turphelim, Westmeath, Ireland, and died 28 February 1670/71 in Moate-Turphelim, Westmeath, Ireland.He married (2) ELINOR WILKINSON 11 November 1674.She was born in Athlone, England.

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Children of JOHN ENGLISH and MARY HEATHWOOD are:

5.†††††††††††††† i.††† THOMAS5 ENGLISH, b. 25 May 1667, Moate-Turphelim, Westmeath, Ireland.

†††††††††††††††† ii.††† ANN ENGLISH, b. 25 February 1668/69, Moate-Turphelim, Westmeath, Ireland; m. UNKNOWN, 19 March 1696/97.

 

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Generation No. 5

 

5.THOMAS5 ENGLISH (JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, THOMAS1)1 was born 25 May 1667 in Moate-Turphelim, Westmeath, Ireland.He married (1) ELEANOR WILKINSON.††† He married (2) MARY SHARPE 06 June 1694 in Mountmellick, Westmeath, Ireland.She was born 1673 in Ballyleaven, Kings Co., Ireland, and died in Moate-Turphelim, Westmeath, Ireland.

 

Notes for MARY SHARPE:

Thomas English and Mary Sharpe ha seven children, five of which died in infancy.

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Children of THOMAS ENGLISH and MARY SHARPE are:

††††††††††††††††† i.††† JOHN6 ENGLISH, b. 23 October 1695, Moate-Turphelim, Westmeath, Ireland.

†††††††††††††††† ii.††† THOMAS ENGLISH, b. 29 July 1698, Moate-Turphelim, Westmeath, Ireland; d. 09 April 1707, Moate-Turphelim, Westmeath, Ireland.

6.††††††††††††† iii.††† JOSHUA ENGLISH, b. 24 June 1701, Moate-Turphelim, Westmeath, Ireland; d. Bef. 01 January 1771, Cravens Co., SC (now Camden SC).

††††††††††††††† iv.††† ANNE ENGLISH, b. 18 April 1703, Moate-Turphelim, Westmeath, Ireland; d. 1705, Moate-Turphelim, Westmeath, Ireland.

†††††††††††††††† v.††† ABRAHAM ENGLISH, b. 03 April 1705, Moate-Turphelim, Westmeath, Ireland.

††††††††††††††† vi.††† MARY ENGLISH, b. 26 February 1706/07, Moate-Turphelim, Westmeath, Ireland; d. 18 June 1708, Moate-Turphelim, Westmeath, Ireland.

†††††††††††††† vii.††† THOMAS ENGLISH, b. 30 June 1708, Moate-Turphelim, Westmeath, Ireland; d. 10 February 1708/09, Moate-Turphelim, Westmeath, Ireland.

 

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Generation No. 6

 

6.JOSHUA6 ENGLISH (THOMAS5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, THOMAS1)1 was born 24 June 1701 in Moate-Turphelim, Westmeath, Ireland, and died Bef. 01 January 1771 in Cravens Co., SC (now Camden SC).He married MARY HOLMES 15 January 1724/25 in Lismoyney, Moate, Westmeath, Ireland.She was born 1704 in Bolgart, Kings Co., Ireland, and died 1789 in Cravens Co., SC (now Camden SC).

 

Notes for JOSHUA ENGLISH:

Joshua English and wife, Mary Holmes, arrived in Charles Town Harbor (present day Charleston) from Ireland on the ship "Hitchcock" (Capt. Peter Gibson of Whitehaven England) in August 1753 with two children, Thomas 22 and Elizabeth 18. They were Quakers.

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Children of JOSHUA ENGLISH and MARY HOLMES are:

††††††††††††††††† i.††† THOMAS7 ENGLISH, b. 1731, Moate-Turphelim, Westmeath, Ireland; d. Bef. 1787, Cravens Co., SC (now Camden SC).

†††††††††††††††† ii.††† ELIZABETH ENGLISH, b. Abt. 1735; d. 1803.

††††††††††††††† iii.††† ROBERT ENGLISH, b. Abt. 1744, Moate-Turphelim, Westmeath, Ireland; d. 1799, British Honduras; m. MARGARET ADAMSON, Abt. 1760; b. Abt. 1745; d. Bef. 1783.

 

Notes for ROBERT ENGLISH:

Robert English was in Florida in 1783 for the Spanish Census. See ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/fl/statewide/census/1783.txt for more information.

 

Banished to West Indies after Rev. War.

 

Tory on the side of the British in Rev. War.

 

 

 

Notes for MARGARET ADAMSON:

Daughter of Lieutenant James Adamson.

 

 

††††††††††††††† iv.††† JOHN ENGLISH, b. Abt. 1745; d. 12 October 1805, Kershaw District, South Carolina.

7.††††††††††††† v.††† JOSHUA ENGLISH, JR., b. Abt. 1746, Moate-Turphelim, Westmeath, Ireland; d. 19 July 1795, Camden area, South Carolina.

†††††††††††† vi.†† MARY ENGLISH, b. Abt. 1748, Moate-Turphelim, Westmeath, Ireland; m. UNKNOWN, South Carolina.

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Generation No. 7

 

7.JOSHUA7 ENGLISH, JR. (JOSHUA6, THOMAS5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, THOMAS1)2 was born Abt. 1746 in Moate-Turphelim, Westmeath, Ireland3, and died 19 July 1795 in Camden area, South Carolina3.He married SARAH ELIZABETH ADAMSON.She was born Aft. 1746, and died October 1805 in Camden area, South Carolina.

 

Notes for JOSHUA ENGLISH, JR.:

In the fall of 1774, Joshua English, Jr. served on a grand jury in Camden which drafted and issued a "declaration of independence" a full year and a half before the signing of the famous document in Philadelphia. Joshua provided 25 days of labor (earning 12 pounds, 10 shillings) to the building of defenses for the City of Camden. Eventually he accepted a commission in the British army.

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Children of JOSHUA ENGLISH and SARAH ADAMSON are:

††††††††††††††††† i.††† JAMES8 ENGLISH, b. 04 December 1768; d. 05 July 18253; m. UNKNOWN, 06 March 1799, Camden area, South Carolina.

†††††††††††††††† ii.††† MARGARET ENGLISH, b. 01 October 1771; d. Abt. 17733.

††††††††††††††† iii.††† SARAH ENGLISH, b. 26 December 1774; d. 1806, Camden area, South Carolina; m. UNKNOWN, 20 April 1798.

 

Notes for SARAH ENGLISH:

No children.

 

††††††††††††††† iv.††† JOSEPH ENGLISH, b. 06 July 1776; d. 28 October 1827, Camden area, South Carolina.

†††††††††††††††† v.††† WILLIAM ENGLISH, b. 06 February 1778, Camden area, South Carolina; d. Abt. 1782, Camden area, South Carolina.

††††††††††††††† vi.††† ELIZABETH ENGLISH, b. 06 March 1780, Camden area, South Carolina; m. UNKNOWN, 02 February 1800, Richland, SC.

†††††††††††††† vii.††† MARY ENGLISH, b. 05 October 1782, Camden area, South Carolina; m. UNKNOWN, 04 January 1801, Camden area, South Carolina.

†††††††††††††† viii.††† JOHN ENGLISH, b. 04 March 1787, Camden area, South Carolina; d. 24 November 1807, Camden area, South Carolina.

††††††††††††††† ix.††† JOSHUA ENGLISH III, b. 02 September 1787, Camden area, South Carolina; d. Abt. July 1838, Clarke County, Alabama4.

 

Notes for JOSHUA ENGLISH III:

Moved to Alabama with sister, Harriett English Singleton.

 

This found at http://www.rootsweb.com/~tncampbe/military/owarvet.html

 

Veteran: Joshua English

Rank: Lieutenant

Unit: 33rd Reg TN

Date: April 19, 1815

Additional: Believed to be the son of Joshua Inglish and Sarah (?) Inglish

 

Is he this Joshua English?

 

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†††††††††††††††† x.††† MARGARET ENGLISH5, b. 25 August 1790, Camden area, South Carolina; d. 1792, Camden area, South Carolina.

 

Notes for MARGARET ENGLISH:

Other sources do not show this daughter. She died at age two.

 

 

8.†††††††††††† xi.††† HARRIET ENGLISH, b. 30 August 1792, Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina; d. Aft. 1849, Clarke County, Alabama.

 

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Generation No. 8

 

8.HARRIET8 ENGLISH (JOSHUA7, JOSHUA6, THOMAS5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, THOMAS1)6 was born 30 August 1792 in Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina7,8,9, and died Aft. 1849 in Clarke County, Alabama10.She married ROBERT JOHN SINGLETON11 23 February 1809 in Unknown Location12,13, son of JOSEPH SINGLETON and ELIZABETH JAMES.He was born Abt. 179014, and died 1836 in Mobile Bay, Mobile County, Alabama15.

 

Notes for HARRIET ENGLISH:

From Clark County, Alabama Records 1814-1885 probate court record book E, page 41 - Last will & testament of JOSHUA ENGLISH. Names nephews and nieces JAMES, ROBERT, SARAH, MARTHA, BETSEY & GABRIELLA SINGLETON, sister HARRIET SINGLETON. Executors PHILLIP McLOSKEY & WILLIAM MATHESON. Signed 1/16/1835. Recorded 7/2/1838.

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From rootsweb Descendants of Farquhard Campbell-It states that Farquhard Campbell married Gabriella H. Singleton. She was the fourth daughter of Robert and Harriet M. Singleton, of Sumter District, S.C.

 

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1840 Baldwin County Alabama census, pg 91 image 11:

 

Singleton, Harriet

1 male 5-10James age 10-11

2 males 20-30Robert age 23

†††††††††††††††††††††††† Joseph?? should have been dead by then. not named in his uncles will.

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1 female 5-10 ??? Not sure who this could be. A daughter born after Robert died and after Joshua's will?

1 female 10-15 Gabriella age 13

1 female 15-20 Martha age 18

1 female 40-50 Harriet age 48

††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sarah is married to F.L. Sewall by this time.

††††††††††††††††††††††††† Betsy is married to Krouse by this time.

 

Not sure if this is our Harriet or not, but I believe it is. Son, James, says in 1860 census that he was born in Baldwin Co AL. Baldwin and Clarke are close together.The only Singleton I found in Clarke county in 1840 was Richard who may have been a brother or cousin of Robert.

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Clarke County Alabama, Probate Records, Book E, pg 140-Mrs. Harriett Singleton adminstrator of the estate of Joshua English, deceased. Listing of debits and credits of the estate of Joshua English from Dec 28 1838-1840. Filed 1 August 1842

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Clarke County, Alabama Probate Records, Book E, pg 532-533: Sept 5 1843-Robert Singleton and Benjamin Campbell named as administrators of the estate of Joshua English. Bondees: Benjamin Campbell, Robert Singleton, Francis L. Sewall, T.J. Krouse, and Harriet Singleton.

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Clarke County, Alabama Probate Records, Book E, pg 535: Sept 5 1843-Robert Singleton and Benjamin Campbell named as administrators of the estate of Robert Singleton. Bondees: Benjamin Campbell, Robert Singleton, Francis L. Sewall, T.J. Krouse, and Harriet Singleton.

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So, we know Harriet was still alive in 1843.

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Book F - Probate Records - Clarke co, AL 07 Nov 1849 - Robert J SINGLETON

††††† named guardian of James J SINGLETON, minor heir of Robert SINGLETON.

††††† Bondees: Robert J SINGLETON, F L SEWELL, Harriett SINGLETON.

So, Harriet was alive in 1849.

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Notes for ROBERT JOHN SINGLETON:

According to Brenda Nichols (see footnotes), Robert Singleton may be a brother or cousin of Richard Singleton, born 1794 in SC, who lived in the same area in Clarke Co., AL as Robert Singleton. Richard Singleton was the son of Ebenezer Singleton born 1765, died 1830 and Mary McIlroy born 1775, died 1860 in Marengo Co., AL.

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Baldwin Co AL census 1830:

 

Robert Singleton

††††† males

††††† 1 under 5- James b. 1829 age 1

††††† 1 10-15 - Joshua?b. 1820 age 10 died young

††††† 2 15-20 - Robert J. b. 1817 age 13

††††† †††††††††††††† Joseph ?? birthdate unknown but possible abt 1810 age. 20

††††† 1 40-50 - Robert b. 1790 age 40

 

††††† females

††††† 1 under 5 - Gabriella b. 1827 age 3

††††† 1 5-10 - Betsy b 1823 age 7

††††† †††††††††††† Martha b. 1822 age 8

††††† 110-15 Sarah b 1814 age 16

††††† 1 30-40-Harriet b. 1792 age 38

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In 1836 Robert Singleton died.According to the "Diary of James Kershaw, of Camden District, South Carolina", it states the following regarding Roberts sudden death:

"Robert Singleton was seriously injured, and died in the Steamboat Franklin explosion. The explosion was in Mobile Bay - not on the Mississippi. The Franklin was preparing for it's usual run up the Alabama River. He leaves four living children and his wife Harriet." (South Carolina Department of Archives)

(Source:The History of the Camfield Family" by Ernest Ross Camfield pg 195)

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I still have some doubt as to whether this was our Robert Singleton who died in the Steamboat Franklin explosion. Because Joshua English names Harriet and her children in his will and does not name Robert, that indicates to me that Robert was deceased by the time the will was written (January 1835). Also, Robert and Harriet had 6 children living in 1836 not 4 as stated above. I will search Baldwin County probate records for the time between 1835 and 1843 for proof of Roberts death.

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"Lloyd's Steamboat Directory, and Disasters on the Western Waters," by James T. Lloyd published in 1856. Lloyd's Directory reports that "Colonel R. Singleton of Baldwin County, Alabama" was among the "badly wounded" in the explosion of the steamboat Franklin on 13 Mar 1836 (pp. 74-5).

(Source: Murphy Sewall May 27, 2004)

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References were found to Robert Singleton in the index to Clarke County Alabama Probate Records as follows:

 

Book C (1825-1832) pg 340, 344, 356 (I could not locate anything on these pages with Robert Singleton's name in it).

 

The following references were also noted as containing either Singleton or English names, but I could not locate any items which seemed to match the index.

 

Book B-Probate Records 1818-1825: pgs 257, 258, 261, 317, 490

Book C-Probate Records 1825-1832: pgs, 141, 152, 158, 183, 204, 231, 340, 344,356

Book D-Guardians Estates and Wills 1832-1839: pgs 18 & 19

Book E-All references were located and appeared correct as listed in the index.

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Clarke County, Alabama Probate Records, Book E, pg 535: Sept 5 1843-Robert Singleton and Benjamin Campbell named as administrators of the estate of Robert Singleton. Bondees: Benjamin Campbell, Robert Singleton, Francis L. Sewall, T.J. Krouse, and Harriet Singleton.

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From Muphy Sewall May 18, 2004:

According to notes left by Singleton Campbell that Frances McMahon transcribed, Singleton's mother Martha told him that her father, Robert, borrowed a sum of money from David English's father and loaned the English family several slaves to work off the debt. Apparently, there was some dispute about the return of the slaves and two of them ran away from the English's and went back to the Singleton plantation. Two of David English's brothers pursued them, and there was a confrontation between the English brothers and Robert Singleton and his oldest son Joseph. An exchange of gunfire left Joseph Singleton and both English brothers dead. This incident led to Sarah Ann Singleton leaving her husband David and returning to her father's plantation with her daughter Harriet. According to Singleton Campbell's notes, David English died before Sarah Singleton's marriage to Francis Lewis Sewall.

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Children of HARRIET ENGLISH and ROBERT SINGLETON are:

††††††††††††††††† i.††† JOSEPH9 SINGLETON16, b. Abt. 181017; d. Bef. 16 January 183518.

 

Notes for JOSEPH SINGLETON:

Joseph was killed at his father's side in a noted fight against odds, but the old man was the victor tho desperately wounded.

 

†††††††††††††††† ii.††† SARAH ANN SINGLETON19, b. 1814, South Carolina20; d. 19 October 185520; m. (1) DAVID ENGLISH21, Aft. 16 January 183522; d. Bef. 06 December 1838; m. (2) FRANCIS LEWIS SEWALL, M.D., 06 December 183823; b. 13 November 181224.

 

Notes for SARAH ANN SINGLETON:

Information on all of the children of Francis Lewis Sewall and Sarah Ann Singleton were provided by Brian McMahon, mcmahonb2@comcast.net, Feb. 24, 2004.

 

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From Muphy Sewall May 18, 2004:

According to notes left by Singleton Campbell that Frances McMahon transcribed, Singleton's mother Martha told him that her father, Robert, borrowed a sum of money from David English's father and loaned the English family several slaves to work off the debt. Apparently, there was some dispute about the return of the slaves and two of them ran away from the English's and went back to the Singleton plantation. Two of David English's brothers pursued them, and there was a confrontation between the English brothers and Robert Singleton and his oldest son Joseph. An exchange of gunfire left Joseph Singleton and both English brothers dead. This incident led to Sarah Ann Singleton leaving her husband David and returning to her father's plantation with her daughter Harriet. According to Singleton Campbell's notes, David English died before Sarah Singleton's marriage to Francis Lewis Sewall.

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Notes for FRANCIS LEWIS SEWALL, M.D.:

1840 Clarke Co census, pg 4

F.L.SEAWALL-10012 F021011

Males:

1 under 5

1 15-20

2 20-30

Females:

2 5-10

1 10-15

1 20-30

1 30-40

 

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Clarke County, Alabama Probate Records, Book E, pg 532-533: Sept 5 1843-Robert Singleton and Benjamin Campbell named as administrators of the estate of JOSHUA ENGLISH. Bondees: Benjamin Campbell, Robert Singleton, Francis L. Sewall, T.J. Krouse, and Harriet Singleton.

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Clarke County, Alabama Probate Records, Book E, pg 535: Sept 5 1843-Robert Singleton and Benjamin Campbell named as administrators of the estate of ROBERT SINGLETON. Bondees: Benjamin Campbell, Robert Singleton, Francis L. Sewall, T.J. Krouse, and Harriet Singleton.

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1850 Clarke Co, AL census pg 93

 

F. L. SEWELL 37 M M.D. Alabama

Sarah 34 F S.Carolina

Robert 10 M Alabama

Betsy 9 F Alabama

Krouse 7 M Alabama

Edward 5 M Alabama

Dubose 3 M Alabama

Harriet ENGLISH 16 F Alabama

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1860 census Clarke Co, AL

 

Sewall, F.L., 48, b Washington Co, AL - Physician

" Ann??, 21, b Clarke Co, AL

" Robert, 20, b "

" Elizabeth H., 18, b "

" Ella, 10/12, b "

 

A few pages away is Edward W. Sewall 45, also born in Washington Co, AL and his wife and children.

 

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††††††††††††††† iii.††† ROBERT J. SINGLETON, b. Abt. 1817, South Carolina25; d. 25 April 1882, Bosque County, Texas26; m. WINIFRED STEADHAM27, 1848, Clarke Co., Ala28; b. 06 November 1825, Alabama29,30; d. 05 August 1884, Bosque County, Texas31.

 

Notes for ROBERT J. SINGLETON:

Clarke County, Alabama Probate Records, Book E, pg 532-533: Sept 5 1843-Robert Singleton and Benjamin Campbell named as administrators of the estate of Joshua English. Bondees: Benjamin Campbell, Robert Singleton, Francis L. Sewall, T.J. Krouse, and Harriet Singleton.

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Clarke County, Alabama Probate Records, Book E, pg 535: Sept 5 1843-Robert Singleton and Benjamin Campbell named as administrators of the estate of Robert Singleton. Bondees: Benjamin Campbell, Robert Singleton, Francis L. Sewall, T.J. Krouse, and Harriet Singleton.

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From Nancy Overstreet, noverstree@aol.com, Feb 26, 2004, genforum.genealogy.com/al/clarke/400.html

 

††††† Book F - Probate Records - Clarke Co, AL 15 Mar 1849 - Robert J SINGLETON

††††† named Adm. of Estates of Joshua ENGLISH & Robert SINGLETON

 

††††† Book F - Probate Records - Clarke co, AL 07 Nov 1849 - Robert J SINGLETON

††††† named guardian of James J SINGLETON, minor heir of Robert SINGLETON.

††††† Bondees: Robert J SINGLETON, F L SEWELL, Harriett SINGLETON.

 

††††† Clarke Co Probate Record Book G - pg. 195 - James F SINGLETON to Robert J

††††† SINGLETON. JF releases RJ of all all claims demanded from the guardianship

††††† of said JF. RJ was guardian of said JF. 23 Oct 1851

 

††††† Alabama Records Vol 239 - Gandrud:

††††† Trk Book 1: Robert J SINGLETON 02-07-1853 #37490 by Military act of 1850.

††††† 80.3 acres W 1/2 SW 1/4 section 28 Twp 6 Range 2 E St Stephens Meridian

 

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1850 Clarke Co., AL census R.J. Singleton is shown to be a 33 year old male farmer from South Carolina. With him are Winifred, age 23 female from Alabama and Margaret, age 1 female born in Alabama.

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The following information was sent to me on the SINGLETON family forum at www.genforum.com by Brenda Nichols (nicholgb@bellsouth.net).

 

From "Clarke County Alabama and Its Surroundings" by Rev. T.H. Ball, writtten in 1877, page 329:

 

"Colonel Robert Singleton resided not far from Salt Mountain. In 1853 seven families formed a neighborhood in that upper part of the Fork (between the Alabama and the Tombigbee). The Baptist Church here and the school both bore the name of Rockville.

 

Colonel Singleton was a friendly, generous and hospitable man and his family home was the abode of prosperity, plenty, cheerfulness and love*. It contained two daughters, Margaret and Harriet, young girls in 1854. A few years after this date, Colonel Singleton removed to Texas in company with Dr. Bridges whose family was one of the seven in this neighborhood. The daughters named above are married, and it is understood that all the family are yet living. Such families are an addition to the social force of any community.

 

* In December of 1854, the author of this work, when recovering from sickness, found with this family a most delightful home, accompanying the hunters in the 'drive', and feasting on venison and wild ducks."

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United States General Land Office, St Stephens, Clarke County Alabama

Robert J.Singleton BLM - ES, GLO Records - Accession-Serial # AL1

1 March 1859,Certificate #14364

The south half of the northwest quarter, and the southwest quarter, and the west half of the southeast quarter of section thirty three in township 6 north of range two east, in the district of lands subject to sale at St. Stephens Alabama. Containing three hundred and twenty one acres.

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From Nancy Overstreet:

††††† Clarke County Democrat Volume IV April 28, 1859 No. 9

††††† Tax Collector's Sale

††††† Lands to be sold for unpaid Tax, assessed in 1858: The sale to commence on

††††† the 2d Monday of July, 1859, at the Courthouse door of Clarke County, Ala.

††††† The following lands, which though assessed to the original purchasers, the

††††† present owners are unknown:

††††† Township Three Range Two East

††††† ∑ The frac. Southwest quarter section 10. Assessed to Robert J Singleton.

††††† Tax and expense $2.59 Ĺ

††††† W G Fountain, Tax Collector†††††††††††††† April 28††††††††††††† 9-8w

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1860 Census-Town of Meridian, Bosque Co., TX-

Singleton, Robt. J.††††††††† 43†††††††† SC

††††††††††††††† Winfred†††††† 32†††††††† Ala

†††††††††††† Margaret††††††††† 11†††††††† Ala

†††††††††††† Harriet M.8†††† Ala

†††††††††††† Sarah††† 3††††††††† Ala

†††††††††††† Ella†††††† 1††††††††† Ala

Steanam, Moses††††††††††† 27†††††††† Ala

†††††††††††† Georgia V. 19†† Ala

 

Moses and Georgia were the brother and half-sister of Winifred.

 

1860 Slave Schedules-Bosque Co., TX, page 4:

Robt. J. Singleton had seven black slaves, three males and four females ranging in age from 60 years to 8 years old.

Georgia V. Steanam had two slaves. One 14 year old black male and one 12 year old mexican female.

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1870 Census Meridian, Bosque Co., TX-

Singleton, R.J.†† 53†††††††† SC

†††††††††††† Winiford†††††††††† 43†††††††† Ala

†††††††††††† Harriet18†††††††† Ala

†††††††††††† Sarah††† 12†††††††† Ala

†††††††††††† Arbrella††††††††††† 11†††††††† Ala

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1880 Census ED 10, Bosque Co., TX-

Singleton Robert J.††††††† 63†††††††† SCarolina††††††††††††††††††††† SCarolina††††††††††††††††††††† SCarolina

†††††††††††† Winifred†††††††††† 54†††††††† Alabama†††††††††††††††††††††† SCarolina††††††††††††††††††††† Virginia

†††††††††††† Margaret††††††††† 31†††††††† Alabama†††††††††††††††††††††† SCarolina††††††††††††††††††††† Alabama

son in lawCamfield†††††††† J.F.†††††† 42†††††††† Alabama†††††††††††††††††††††† Georgia†††††††††††† Georgia

†††††††††††† Martha R.†††††††† 11†††††††† Texas†††††††††††††† Alabama†††††††††††††††††††††† Alabama†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Robert W. 8††††† Texas†††††††††††††† Alabama†††††††††††††††††††††† Alabama

†††††††††††† Persia W. 6†††††† Texas†††††††††††††† Alabama†††††††††††††††††††††† Alabama††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††† Hariett A.4†††† Texas†††††††††††††† Alabama†††††††††††††††††††††† Alabama

†††††††††††† Sarah J.††† 2††††† Texas†††††††††††††† Alabama†††††††††††††††††††††† Alabama

 

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Robert Singleton & Winifred Steadham are buried in Oswald Cemetery, Clifton, Bosque County, Texas. 254-675-3764 or 254-675-7741

 

Oswald Cemetery is located 3 miles northeast of Clifton, Texas. The Sam Oswald farm surrounds it. Take FM 1991 from Clifton and turn right on Airport Rd. Take the 1st gravel road to the left. There are two gates but not locked. Section 1 is on the left side of the gate & road. Section 2 is on the right. Robert J. and Winifred Singleton and Jesse Cash are buried in section C-1. The sections are marked. In 2002, it was noted that the tombstone has been knocked off it's base and the top finial is broken.

 

The tombstone is a single 4 sided tombstone with inscriptions on two sides for Robert and Winifred. At the base it reads: Our father and mother are gone, They be beneath the sod, Though we miss them, We know they rest with God.

 

Although Robert Singleton's tombstone says he was born Aug. 14 1814; I believe he was born abt 1817 based upon census records.

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Notes for WINIFRED STEADHAM:

 

Winifred is mentioned in her father's (Jesse Steadham) will in Baldwin County, Alabama will book A, 13 October 1856.

 

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From Bosque County, Texas Deed Book F, pg. 312

 

The State of Texas }

County of Bosque}

 

Know all men by these presents that I Robt J. Singleton of the County of Bosque and State of Texas for and in consideration heretofore to wit: in the year 1858 Winnifred Singleton wife of the said Robert J. Singleton inhereted (sic) from her farther (sic) Jesse Stedham her distributive share of her said farthers (sic) estate in the State of Alabama the following described property to wit

her shear (sic) in a plantation on the Alabama River worth five hundred dollars also her shar (sic) in the home stead of her said father worth three hundred dollars also two mules worth two hundred dollars - two horses worth one hundred and fifty dollars forty head of stock cattle worth two hundred and fifty dollars and one jack worth two hundred dollars all of which the said Winifred inherited from her said father and which was worth the total amount of sixteen hundred dollars said property was all inheritied in the sate of Alabama and was the seperate property of the said Winnifred and so being the seperate property as aforesaid was sold and disposed of by the said Robt J and the proceeds thereof was used by him in his busines - Now for and in consideration of the receipt by me the said Robert J. Singleton of the aforesaid property of the said Winnifred my wife and for the prupose of refunding and paying back to her the value of her seperate property so received and used by me do bargain sell and convey to the said Winnifred the property herein described

To Wit - Two hundred and twenty eight acres of land out of the Moses King 640 lying about one half mile N East ward of the Town of Meridian being the tract purchased by me from Ward Keeler and more fully described in the deed from said Keeler to me-Seventeen head of horses branded ^ valued at three hundred and forty dollars four head of horses (3 mares and a colt) branded†† (circle with an arrow through it pointing up) worth two hundred dollars three mules branded (same as horses) worth two hundred and twenty five dollars seven head of stock horse not branded worth two hundred and eight dollars. Twenty five head of cattle worth one hundred dollars. One old wagon and all my farming tools worth one hundred dollars and one yoke of oxen worth forty dollars the whole amounting to in value to Fourteen hundred and three dollars. To have and to hold the same to her the said Winnifred in her own seperate right with all the profits and increase arising therefrom to her and her heirs forever-Signed and elivered the 27th day of October AD 1865

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† R.J. Singleton

Test

T C Alexander

J N Mabray

 

 

The State of Texas}

Bosque County†††† }

 

Before me J N Mabray clerk of the County Court of said County this day came and personally appeared Col R.J. Singleton a gentleman to me well known who acknowledged the execution of the within and foregoing instrument in writing for all the uses purposed and consideration therein stated and at lengthy set forth

Given under my hand and official seal at Meridian this October 27th AD 1865

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† J N Mabray

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††clk, C.C. B.C.C

 

Filed for record Oct 27th 1865 at 3 o clock P.M

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On 3 July 1868 Moses Steadham and wife, Carrie, sold 100 acres of land to Winifred Singleton. (Bosque County Texas Deed Book G, pg. 171)

 

On 28 March 1871 Moses Steadham sold to Winifred Singleton for $300 land on the east side of the Bosque River in Clifton, Bosque County, Texas. This land was sold to Steadham by John Cole on 23 March 1871 and had been sold to Cole by J.W. Locker on 17 Nov. 1869. (Bosque County Texas Deed Book N, pg 297)

 

 

 

††††††††††††††† iv.††† JOSHUA SINGLETON32, b. Abt. 1820; d. Died Young32.

 

Notes for JOSHUA SINGLETON:

died young

 

†††††††††††††††† v.††† MARTHA SINGLETON33,34, b. Abt. 1822, South Carolina35; m. BENJAMIN CAMPBELL, Abt. 1843, Clarke Co., Ala; b. Abt. 1819, North Carolina36.

 

Notes for MARTHA SINGLETON:

Brenda Nichols says Martha Singleton married John Englot in 1833

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Charles Horton says that Martha Singleton married Benjamin Campbell.

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Nancy Overstreet believes the Martha Singleton who married John Englot was the daughter of Richard Singleton not Robert Singleton. I agree. She is living near Richard in 1850 and Robert is dead by then.

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Notes for BENJAMIN CAMPBELL:

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Clarke County, Alabama Probate Records, Book E, pg 532-533: Sept 5 1843-Robert Singleton and Benjamin Campbell named as administrators of the estate of Joshua English. Bondees: Benjamin Campbell, Robert Singleton, Francis L. Sewall, T.J. Krouse, and Harriet Singleton.

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Clarke County, Alabama Probate Records, Book E, pg 535: Sept 5 1843-Robert Singleton and Benjamin Campbell named as administrators of the estate of Robert Singleton. Bondees: Benjamin Campbell, Robert Singleton, Francis L. Sewall, T.J. Krouse, and Harriet Singleton.

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Although Martha Singleton and Benjamin Campbell should have been in Clarke Co AL in 1850, I cannot find them on the census

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1860 Census Walker Co TX, Waverly PO-

Benjamin Campbell 41 NC

Martha R. Campbell 37 SC

Singleton Campbell 16 AL

Krouse Sewell††††††††† 16 AL

Edward Sewell†††††††† 13 AL

John McDuffey laborer 21 AL

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††††††††††††††† vi.††† ELIZABETH H. "BETSY" SINGLETON37, b. 1823, Alabama38; m. THEODORE J. KROUSE38, 06 February 1840, Clarke Co., Alabama39; b. 1816, South Carolina40.

 

Notes for THEODORE J. KROUSE:

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Clarke County, Alabama Probate Records, Book E, pg 532-533: Sept 5 1843-Robert Singleton and Benjamin Campbell named as administrators of the estate of Joshua English. Bondees: Benjamin Campbell, Robert Singleton, Francis L. Sewall, T.J. Krouse, and Harriet Singleton.

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Clarke County, Alabama Probate Records, Book E, pg 535: Sept 5 1843-Robert Singleton and Benjamin Campbell named as administrators of the estate of Robert Singleton. Bondees: Benjamin Campbell, Robert Singleton, Francis L. Sewall, T.J. Krouse, and Harriet Singleton.

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Brian McMahon says his name was Thomas J. Krouse

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I do not find T.J. Krouse and Betsy Singleton in 1850 Alabama census.

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†††††††††††††† vii.††† GABRIELLA HARRIET SINGLETON41,42, b. 26 February 182743; d. 31 March 187844; m. FARQUAHARD CAMPBELL45, 26 February 1846, Margeno Co., Alabama46.

 

Notes for GABRIELLA HARRIET SINGLETON:

From what I remember -- (my memory -- not Charlie's notes)†† the Campbells, Singletons and Sewalls were all in Alabama together and migrated to Old Waverly and Walker County Texas in the early 1850's.There is a cemetery in Old Waverly where many of them are buried.E. W. Sewall is buried there.††† E.W. Sewall married two of the Campbell sisters, (Sallie Singleton Campbell and then her younger sister Ella Campbell after Sallie and all of their children died.)

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†††††††††††††† viii.††† JAMES F. SINGLETON47, b. Abt. 1829, Baldwin Co, AL48; m. ELEANOR "ELLEN" H. STEWART49, 02 July 1853, Alabama50; b. Abt. 1830, Conecuh Co, Alabama51.

 

Notes for JAMES F. SINGLETON:

Brenda Nichols says he was born 1820, but I don't believe this is correct. His brother Robert J. Singleton, was named as his guardian 07 Nov 1849-Clarke Co, AL probate records Book F.

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In 1850 census of Clarke Co AL, there is a male age 20 living in the household after Robert J. and Winifred. The first name of the man starts with a J. but I can't read the name. It appears to be abbreviated.

 

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Endnotes

 

1.Doneva Shepard,2830 NW Pleasant View Dr., Gresham, OR 97080, donevas@yahoo.com, English.FTW,(27 Sept 2001), "Electronic."

2.genforum.genealogy.com/english, English Family Genealogy Forum, "Electronic," 18 Nov 1999, Leslie Hood.

3.Doneva Shepard,2830 NW Pleasant View Dr., Gresham, OR 97080, donevas@yahoo.com, English.FTW,(27 Sept 2001), "Electronic."

4.Last Will and Testament of Joshua ENGLISH, Clarke County Alabama Probate Records, Book E, pg 41, written January 1835, recorded July 1838.

5.Doneva Shepard,2830 NW Pleasant View Dr., Gresham, OR 97080, donevas@yahoo.com, English.FTW,(27 Sept 2001), "Electronic."

6.Brenda Nichols, Singleton Family Genealogy Forum, "Electronic."

7.Brenda Nichols, Singleton Family Genealogy Forum, "Electronic," SINGLETON file, page 5, June 14, 2000..

8.singleton.FTW, Date of Import: Nov 12, 2000.

9.www.singletonfamily.org, "Electronic," Family F2019.

10.Clarke County Alabama Probate Records, Book F 07 Nov 1849, Robert J SINGLETON named guardian of James J SINGLETON, minor heir of Robert SINGLETON.††††† Bondees: Robert J SINGLETON, F L SEWELL, Harriett SINGLETON.

11.Brenda Nichols, Singleton Family Genealogy Forum, "Electronic."

12.Brenda Nichols, Singleton Family Genealogy Forum, "Electronic," SINGLETON file, page 1, From SINGLETON family forum June 14, 2000 at www.genforum.com.

13.singleton.FTW, Date of Import: Nov 12, 2000.

14.Brenda Nichols, Singleton Family Genealogy Forum, "Electronic."

15.Ernest Ross Camfield, A History of the Camfield Family, pg. 195.

16.Charles R. Horton, "Electronic," email June 26, 2003.

17.Beverly Shipley, Birth date is a guess based upon marriage date of Robert & Harriet.

18.Last Will and Testament of Joshua ENGLISH.

19.Last Will and Testament of Joshua ENGLISH, Clarke Co. AL Probate Court Record, Book E, page 41.

20.Brian McMahon, mcmhonb2@comcast.net, "Electronic."

21.Charles R. Horton, "Electronic."

22.Last Will and Testament of Joshua ENGLISH, She is named in her uncle's will of this date as Sarah Singleton.

23.Brian McMahon, mcmhonb2@comcast.net, "Electronic."

24.Brian McMahon, mcmhonb2@comcast.net, "Electronic," Feb 20, 2004.

25.1850 Census-Clarke Co., Alabama.

26.1880 Census-Bosque Co., TX, pg. 396.

27.Brenda Nichols, Singleton Family Genealogy Forum, "Electronic," Message #889, November 14, 2000, Winifred's maiden name is Steadham.

28.IGI, International Genealogical Index, LDS, "Electronic," Film Number 1985322.

29.1850 Census-Clarke Co., Alabama.

30.Verified by Beverly Shipley, Tombstone Inscription, Oswald Cemetery.

31.Tombstone Inscription, Winifred Singleton.

32.Charles R. Horton, "Electronic."

33.Last Will and Testament of Joshua ENGLISH, Clarke Co. AL Probate Court Record, Book E, page 41.

34.singleton.FTW, Date of Import: Nov 12, 2000.

35.1860 Walker Co TX Census, pg 90.

36.1860 Walker Co TX Census.

37.Last Will and Testament of Joshua ENGLISH, Clarke Co. AL Probate Court Record, Book E, page 41.

38.Brenda Nichols, Singleton Family Genealogy Forum, "Electronic."

39.singleton.FTW, Date of Import: Nov 12, 2000.

40.Brenda Nichols, Singleton Family Genealogy Forum, "Electronic."

41.Last Will and Testament of Joshua ENGLISH, Clarke Co. AL Probate Court Record, Book E, page 41.

42.singleton.FTW, Date of Import: Nov 12, 2000.

43.Charles R. Horton, "Electronic," June 26, 2003.

44.Charles R. Horton, "Electronic."

45.Charles R. Horton, "Electronic," June 26 2003.

46.Charles R. Horton, "Electronic."

47.Last Will and Testament of Joshua ENGLISH, Clarke Co. AL Probate Court Record, Book E, page 41.

48.1860 Census Clarke Co AL, pg 617.

49.Charles R. Horton, "Electronic."

50.Family Search,(www.familysearch.org), "Electronic," AFN: 1VTX-WFL.

51.1860 Census Clarke Co AL.

 

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