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Descendants of Roger Chievre "Capra"

Nineteenth Generation

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148. Frances Chavis (Thomas Shivers , William Chevers , Thomas Chevers , Henry Chevers , John Chevers , Christopher Chevers , Sir Walter Chevers , Nicholas Chevers , Gautier "Walter" Chevers , William Chevyr , John Chever , Heyn Chevyr , William Chevyr , Sir Nicholas "Milo" Chevre , William Chever , Gosfred Chever , William "Guillame" , Roger ) was born in 1720.

Frances1 Chavis (Thomas2, William1, Thomas1), born say 1720, was living in Charles City County on 5 February 1755 when the court ordered the churchwardens of Westover Parish to bind out her son William. She may also have been the mother of ___ Chavis who William Hudson petitioned the churchwardens to bind apprentice to him in June 1742 [Orders 1737-51, 217; 1751-7, 178]. Her children were
24 i. ?Jacob2, born about 1736.
25 ii. ?Susannah1, born about 1740.
26 iii. ?Margaret, born say 1742.
iv. William6, born say 1747, bound apprentice in Charles City County in February 1755.

She had the following children:

+ 206 M i Jacob Chavis*
  207 F ii Susannah Chavis*.

Susannah1 Chavis (Frances, Thomas2, William1, Thomas1), born about 1740, a "free Negro," had a daughter Elizabeth whose 19 November 1764 birth was registered in Bruton Parish, James City County [Bruton Parish Register, 28]. She registered in Petersburg on 14 August 1800: Sucky Chavis, a brown Mulatto woman, five feet three inches high, thin made about sixty years old, born free & raised in the City of Williamsburg [Register of Free Negroes 1794-1819, no. 169]. She was the mother of
i. Elizabeth5, born 19 November 1764, "Daughter of Sukey Chavis a free Negro" [Bruton Parish Register, 28].
ii. ?Thomason2, born about 1765, registered in Petersburg on 18 August 1794: a dark brown, well made Mulatto woman, five feet two inches high, about twenty nine years old, born of a free woman in the City of Williamsburg [Register of Free Negroes 1794-1819, no. 21]
44 iii. Susannah3, born 21 June 1767.
iv. ?Elizabeth6, born about 1775, registered in Petersburg on 15 August 1800: a light brown Mulatto woman, five feet five inches high, twenty five years old, with short bushy hair, born free & raised in the City of Williamsburg [Register of Free Negroes 1794-1819, no. 173].
  208 F iii Margaret Chaves.

Margaret Chaves (Frances, Thomas2, William1, Thomas1), born say 1742, was a "Mullatto Girl" living in Charles City County on 1 August 1750 when the court ordered the churchwardens to bind her to Richard Hailes. On 1 July 1761 the court ordered the churchwardens of Westover Parish to bind out her son George, and on 2 September 1761 the court bound out her daughter Rebecca [Orders 1737-51, 574; 1758-62, 302, 313]. Her children were
i. George2, born say 1759.
ii. Rebecca4, born say 1760, orphan of Margaret Chavis, bound out by the Charles City County court in September 1761.

149. Thomason Chavis (Thomas Shivers , William Chevers , Thomas Chevers , Henry Chevers , John Chevers , Christopher Chevers , Sir Walter Chevers , Nicholas Chevers , Gautier "Walter" Chevers , William Chevyr , John Chever , Heyn Chevyr , William Chevyr , Sir Nicholas "Milo" Chevre , William Chever , Gosfred Chever , William "Guillame" , Roger ) was born in 1720.

Thomason1 Chavis (Thomas2, William1, Thomas1), born say 1720, was living in Lunenburg County, Virginia, in June 1752 when the churchwardens of Cumberland Parish were ordered to bind out her "Base born children" Elizabeth, Abraham, James, and Peter [Orders 1752-3, 56]. Her children were
i. ?Isaac1, born say 1737, sued John Ashwell for a 2 pound debt in Lunenburg County in July 1764 [Orders 1764-5, 103].
ii. ?Findwell, born say 1739, mother of Nancy Chavis who was bound to Samuel Manning by the churchwardens of St. James Parish in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, on 18 September 1766 [Orders 1765-8, 212]. She may have been the Nancy Chavous who married Charles Voluntine (Valentine), 28 November 1785 Mecklenburg County bond, Thomas Maclin security.
27 iii. ?Susannah2, born say 1740.
28 iv. Elizabeth2, born say 1742.
v. Abraham, born say 1743.
29 vi. James1, born say 1745.
vii. Peter1, born say 1750.

He had the following children:

  209 F i Susannah Chavis*.

Susannah2 Chavis (Thomason1, Thomas2, William1, Thomas1), born say 1740, was living in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, when the court ordered the churchwardens to bind out her son John Chavis to Jacob Chavis. She may have been the mother of Nanny Chavous, "orphan of Frederick Chavous," who the court ordered bound to Samuel Manning on 8 September 1766 [Orders 1765-8, 170, 212]. The churchwardens of St. James Parish sued her for debt in August 1768, perhaps for having a bastard child. On 13 September 1768 the court allowed her to take the deposition of the wife of Samuel Manning, and on 9 July 1771 the churchwardens discontinued their suit and were ordered to pay Susannah her costs. She and her son Yarborough sued Benjamin Pennington, Jr., perhaps the master he was apprenticed to, in Mecklenburg County on 8 September 1783. James King obtained an attachment on her estate for a 40 pound debt due by note of hand for arrears of rent. On 15 March 1787 the sheriff reported that he had attached six head of cattle, a colt, a basket, two spinning wheels, three water pails, three basins, a box, a candlestick, a pot and a cow hide [Orders 1768-71, 38-9, 91, 126; 1771-73, 54; 1779-84, 425, 485; 1784-7, 701]. She probably had a child by a member of the Manning family since was called the mother of Polly Manning when she sent a note approving Polly's 9 December 1794 Mecklenburg County marriage. She was the mother of
i. John, born say 1764.
ii. ?Ann/ Nanny, called "orphan of Frederick Chavous" when the court ordered the churchwardens to bind her to Samuel Manning on 8 September 1766 [Orders 1765-8, 212].
iii. Yarborough, born say 1769. He and "Susannah Chavous his Mother & next friend" sued Benjamin Pennington, Jr., in Mecklenburg County on 8 September 1783 [Orders 1779-84, 425, 485]. He was a 16-21 year old taxable in Mecklenburg County in 1787, called Earby Chavious in 1799 [Personal Property Tax List 1782-1805, frames 190, 756]. He was called Earby Chavis when he married Fanny McLin, 9 March 1797 Mecklenburg County bond, Thomas McLin surety.
iv. ?Benjamin Manning, born say 1774, married Fanny Guy, 5 May 1796 Mecklenburg County bond, Earbe (Yarborough) Chavis security.
v. Polly Manning, born say 1776, married John Ginnet Stewart, 9 December 1794 Mecklenburg County bond, Earbe Chavis security, "with a note from Susanna Chavous, mother of Polly."
  210 F ii Elizabeth Chavis*.

Elizabeth2 Chavis (Thomason1, Thomas2, William1, Thomas1), born say 1740, was called "Betty Chavis a Malato" on 23 April 1752 when the Amelia County court ordered the churchwardens of Nottoway Parish to bind her out as an apprentice [Orders 1751-5, 37]. She was living in Lunenburg County in October 1759 when the court ordered the churchwardens of Cumberland Parish to bind her to French Haggard. On 11 May 1769 the court ordered her children Rebecca and Benjamin also bound to Haggard. She complained to the court on 11 April 1771 that Pleasant Meredith was holding them in servitude, and the court ordered them bound out to someone else on 10 December 1772 [Orders 1767-69, 214; 1769-77, 112, 183, 267]. However, they were all in Cumberland County five months later on 24 May 1773 when the court ordered the churchwardens of Littleton Parish to bind out her "mulattoe" children Beck and Ben Chavers to Pleasant Meredith [Orders 1772-4, 216]. She was the mother of
i. Rebecca3, born say 1767, perhaps the Rebecca Chavers who registered in Bedford County on March 1812: aged 45, Black Colour, 5 feet 6-3/4" inches high, Born free [Register of Free Negroes 1820-60, p.16].
ii. Benjamin2, born say 1769.
iii. ?James3, born about 1775, a farmer and shoemaker living on Zachariah Davis' land in the lower district of Lunenburg County in 1814 when he was counted with his wife Lucy, members of the Kelly family and Becky Chavers in the "List of Free Negroes and Mulattoes" [Magazine of Virginia Genealogy 33:266]. He registered in Lunenburg County on 14 November 1837: about 62 years of age, black complexion, His eyes rather Red, His hair a little grey [WB 5, after page 89, no. 87].
  211 M iii James Chaves.

James1 Chaves (Thomason1, Thomas2, William1, Thomas1), born say 1744, was one of the children of Thomason Chavis who was ordered bound out by the churchwardens of Cumberland Parish in Lunenburg County, Virginia, in June 1752 [Orders 1752-53, 56]. He was ordered bound out by the churchwardens of Mecklenburg County to Jacob Chavis in June 1762 [Orders 1761-62, 32] and was a taxable in Jacob Chaves' household in the Lunenburg County list of Edmund Taylor in 1764 [Bell, Sunlight on the Southside, 248]. He purchased 100 acres in Mecklenburg County adjoining Christopher Hudson on 9 November 1767 and sold this land to John Hudson on 13 July 1772 [DB 1:521; 3:426]. He was head of a Mecklenburg County household of 3 in 1782, listed adjacent to Henry Chavous [VA:33]. He and his wife Jane Evans were mentioned in the 22 May 1787 Mecklenburg County will of her father Thomas Evans [WB 2:250]. He was probably the James Chavis who was head of a Granville County household of 5 free males and 3 free females in 1786 for the state census. He was taxable in Granville on 2 polls in 1788 and 4 polls in 1789 [Tax List, 1786-91]. In May 1791 he mortgaged 12 head of cattle, 2 bulls, 40 hogs, and other items in Granville County [WB 1:241]. On 6 August 1794 he sold 220 acres on Grassy Creek in Granville County to (his brother-in-law) Thomas Evans of Mecklenburg County, and on 8 November 1796 he purchased another 200 acres in Granville County on Grassy Creek [DB P:90; Q:37]. He married, second, Betsey Smith, 4 July 1799 Granville County bond, Thomas Wilson bondsman. He was head of a Granville County household of 3 "other free" in 1800. He was taxable on 183 acres and no polls (over fifty years old) in Country Line District in 1804 [Tax List 1803-09, 62]. His children were
i. ?Kinchen, born say 1760, a Mecklenburg County taxable from 1787 to 1804 [Personal Property Tax List 1782-1805, frames 189, 236, 287, 498, 795, 916, 1021]. He married Milly Chavous, 22 December 1788 Mecklenburg County bond, and he was bondsman for the 6 April 1804 Mecklenburg County marriage of John Walden. Kinchen was head of an Orange County, North Carolina household of 5 "other free" in 1810 [NC:818] and 5 "free colored" in 1820 [Book A:410].
ii. Evans, born say 1770, called the son of James and Jane Chavis in Thomas Evans' 1787 Mecklenburg County will. He was a "free Negro" taxable in the 1798 tax list for Country Line District, Granville County, and taxable on one free poll and one slave in Abrams Plains in 1799 [Tax List 1796-1802, 139, 187]. He married Lucy Smith, 21 April 1802 Granville County bond, Charles Chavis bondsman; and second, Ciller Smith, 29 July 1805 Granville County bond, H. Hutchings bondsman. On 25 December 1821 he mortgaged his land and household goods in Granville County for a $62 debt he owed [DB I:109]. He was head of a Granville County household of 4 "free colored" males and 3 female slaves in Country Line District in 1820 [NC:35]. He was taxable in Country Line District in 1818 but was exempt from poll tax by 1823 when he was taxable on 30 acres. He was not named in the chancery case in Mecklenburg County in 1819.

150. Rebecca Chaves (Thomas Shivers , William Chevers , Thomas Chevers , Henry Chevers , John Chevers , Christopher Chevers , Sir Walter Chevers , Nicholas Chevers , Gautier "Walter" Chevers , William Chevyr , John Chever , Heyn Chevyr , William Chevyr , Sir Nicholas "Milo" Chevre , William Chever , Gosfred Chever , William "Guillame" , Roger ) was born in 1721.

Rebecca1 Chaves (Thomas2, William1, Thomas1), born say 1721, was a resident of Bristol Parish, Prince George County, on 11 November 1734 (no race or parent indicated) when she was bound out to John West and (her sister?) Sarah Chaves was bound to William Macewen [Chamberlayne, Register of Bristol Parish, 71]. Amelia County was formed in 1734 from the part of Prince George County where John West and William Macewen were living, and John West, Sr., was a tithable there in the list of tithables below Deep Creek adjacent to John West, Sr., in 1736 [Tax List, Amelia County Courthouse]. In 1740 she was tithable in West's household, called Beck Chivers [1736 and 1740 Tax List, Amelia County Courthouse], and on 19 September 1740 the churchwardens of Raleigh Parish, Amelia County, were ordered to bind out her son Adam Chaves (no race mentioned). On 26 August 1756 the Amelia County court ordered the churchwardens of Nottoway Parish to bind out her children Betty and Pat; on 22 March 1759 the court ordered the churchwardens to bind out her unnamed children, and on 28 August 1760 she was called a "Free Negro" when the court ordered the churchwardens of Nottoway Parish to bind out her children James, Ned, Patt, and Rebecca [Orders 1735-46, 125; 1754-8, n.p.; 1757-60, 195; 1760-3, 44]. A few months later in December 1760 the Lunenburg County court ordered the churchwardens of Cumberland Parish to bind out her son Ned [Orders 1759-60, 211]. The Amelia County court ordered the churchwardens of Nottoway Parish to bind out her children Cain and Sherred on 24 March 1763, ordered her children Patt, Beck, and Molly bound out in 1764, and ordered her unnamed children bound out on 29 April 1768 [Orders 1763, 30; 1764-5, 87, 289, 325; 1766-9, 149]. Her children were
i. Adam, born say 1738, "Child of Rebecca Chavis," ordered bound out by the Amelia County court on 19 September 1740, ordered bound out by the churchwardens of Nottoway Parish on 26 July 1754, no parent named, and ordered bound to Richard Rogers on 27 November 1755 [Orders 1735-46, 125; 1751-5, 185; 1754-8, n.p.].
ii. ?Lydia1, born say 1739, ordered bound out in Amelia County on 19 March 1741 (no parent named). She was living in Nottoway Parish, Amelia County, on 24 March 1763 when the court ordered the churchwardens to bind out her son David [Orders 1735-46, 96; 1763, 30]. The Mecklenburg County court ordered the churchwardens of St. James Parish to bind David (no parent named) to John M. Luce on 10 October 1768 [Orders 1768-71, 129].
iii. Kate, born say 1746, daughter of Rebecca Chaves (no race indicated), ordered bound apprentice by the churchwardens of Raleigh Parish, Amelia County, in January 1746/7 on the motion of David Ellington. She was called "Cate Chavis a poor child" on 28 July 1763 when the court ordered the churchwardens of Nottoway Parish to bind her out [Orders 1746-51, 29; 1763, fol. 102].
iv. Lucy, born before November 1747, "Daughter of Rebecca Chavis" (no race indicated), bound apprentice in Amelia County in November 1747. She was called "Lucy Chavis a Free Negro" on 26 June 1760 when the Amelia County court ordered the churchwardens of Nottoway Parish to remove her from her former master David Ellington and bind her instead to William Hilsman [Orders 1746-51, 57; 1760-3, 16].
30 v. James2, born say 1749.
vi. Edward1/ Ned, born before January 1749/50, bound by the churchwardens of Nottoway Parish, Amelia County, in January 1749/50 (no parent or race indicated). On 24 November 1757 the Amelia County court summoned David Ellington to answer the complaint of Ned and Lucy Chavis, "poor orphans" who were bound to him, and on 22 December 1757 he was called "Ned Chavis a free Negro Boy" when the court bound him instead to William Hardy. He was called the child of Rebecca Chavis on 28 August 1760 when the court ordered the churchwardens of Amelia County to bind him out [Orders 1746-51, 192; 1757-60, 36, 45; 1760-3, 44]. A few months later in December 1760, he was living in adjoining Lunenburg County when he was ordered bound out by the churchwardens of Cumberland Parish [Orders 1759-60, 211]. He was bound out again on 13 December 1764 to Michael McKie (no parent named) [Orders 1764-65, 199]. He served in the Revolution [Eckenrode, List of the Revolutionary Soldiers of Virginia, 324]. He was tithable in Charlotte County in 1783 [Personal Property Tax List 1782-1813, frame 20] and tithable in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, from 1786 to 1799 [Personal Property Tax List 1782-1805, frames 122, 368, 611, 634].
31 vii. Elizabeth3, born say 1751.
viii. Pat, born say 1754, a child of Rebecca Chavis, ordered bound out on in Amelia County on 28 August 1760, called a "free Negro" on 23 March 1764 when the court ordered the churchwardens of Nottoway Parish to bind her out [Orders 1760-3, 44; 1764-5, 87].
ix. Rebecca2, born say 1756, a child of Rebecca Chavis, ordered bound out in Amelia County on 28 August 1760, called a "free Negro" on 23 March 1764 when the court ordered the churchwardens of Nottoway Parish to bind her out, and called an orphan of Beck Chavis on 22 November 1764 when the court ordered her bound to Henry Clay [Orders 1760-3, 44; 1764-5, 87, 289, 325]. She may have been the Rebecca Chavis who sued John Naish for trespass, assault, and battery in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, on 14 March 1786 [Orders 1784-87, 496, 595, 699].
x. Molly, born say 1758, called an orphan of Beck Chavis on 22 November 1764 when the Amelia County court ordered her bound to Henry Clay [Orders 1764-5, 289, 325].
xi. ?Tammy, born say 1760, living in Amelia County on 28 August 1760 when the court ordered the churchwardens of Nottoway Parish to bind her to John Clark [Orders 1760-3, 55].
xii. Cain, born say 1761, son of Beck Chavis ordered bound by the churchwardens of Nottoway Parish in Amelia County on 24 March 1763 [Orders 1763, 30].
xiii. Sherwood, born say 1763, son of Beck Chavis ordered bound by the churchwardens of Nottoway Parish in Amelia County on 24 March 1763 [Orders 1763, 30]. No parent was named when he was ordered bound out by the churchwardens of St. James Parish to John M. Luce in Mecklenburg County on 10 October 1768 [Orders 1768-71, 129].

She had the following children:

  212 M i James Chavous*.

James2 Chavis (Rebecca1, Thomas2, William1, Thomas1), born say 1749, was ordered bound out by the churchwardens in Amelia County on 12 March 1753 (no parent named) and called son of "Rebecca Chavis a Free Negro" when he was bound out in Amelia County on 28 August 1760 [Orders 1751-5, 149; 1760-3, 44]. He was taxable in Mecklenburg County from 1782 to 1820: taxable on a horse and 2 cattle in 1782, a "Mulatto" taxable with his unnamed wife in 1813, over the age of forty-five when he was taxable in 1815 [Personal Property Tax List 1782-1805, frames 14, 45, 141, 234, 478, 681, 1021, 1051; 1806-28, frames 160, 232, 257, 333, 386, 502, 702]. On 14 May 1800 the Mecklenburg County court ordered Frederick Gowen to pay James and his wife Fanny Chavous $1.06 as witnesses for him in the suit of John George [Orders 1798-1801, 367, 424]. He purchased land in Mecklenburg County by deed recorded on 25 January 1817 and sold land by deed recorded 5 April 1823 [DB 16:401; 20:285]. He was head of a Mecklenburg County household of 10 "free colored" in 1820. His estate was settled in Mecklenburg County in 1824 [WB 10:85]. A chancery suit in Mecklenburg County in 1832 named his children [LVA chancery file 1832-026]. They were
i. James4, born say 1777, taxable in Mecklenburg County on a horse in 1798, 1800, 1804 and 1805 [Personal Property Tax List 1782-1805, frames 682, 795, 1021, 1051], perhaps the James Chavous who married Luvina Nash, 24 February 1829 Mecklenburg County bond, Edward Brandon security.
ii. Lydia2, born say 1780, married Jeremiah Harris, 13 November 1797 Mecklenburg County bond, James Chavis security.
iii. Jincy, born say 1788, married Archer Stewart, 14 August 1809 Mecklenburg County bond, Edward Brandon security. Archer, born 1775-1794, was head of a Mecklenburg County household of 8 "free colored" in 1820. The chancery suit named their children Fanny, Nancy, Dabney, Pettus and William who was administrator of his father's estate.
iv. William10, born say 1789, a "Mulattoe" taxable in Mecklenburg County from 1812 to 1814, called "son of Js." [Personal Property Tax List, 1806-28, 285, 307, 417]. He married Elizabeth Ivy, 6 March 1819 Mecklenburg County bond, Edward Brandon surety.
v. Thomas6, born say 1791, a "Mulattoe" taxable over the age of sixteen in Mecklenburg County in 1815 [Personal Property Tax List, 1806-28, 502].
vi. Ann, wife of Drury Wilson.
vii. Pleasant, born about 1795, married Dicey Singleton, 28 December 1821 Mecklenburg County bond, Henry Stewart security. He was a fifty-five-year-old shoemaker counted in Mecklenburg County with his wife Harriet in 1850 [VA:128].
viii. Henry4, born about 1798, a "Mulattoe" taxable over the age of sixteen in Mecklenburg County in 1815 [Personal Property Tax List, 1806-28, 502], a fifty-two-year-old counted in the 1850 census with his wife Betsy [VA:88b].
ix. Ellison, bought land by deed proved in Mecklenburg County on 21 June 1824. He and Susan Chavous sold land by deeds proved on 22 May and 6 August 1827 [DB 21:37; 22:416; 476].
x. Elizabeth6, married Edward Brandon, 10 March 1806 Mecklenburg County bond, Frederick Ivey security. Her husband was called Nathaniel Brandon in the chancery suit.
  213 F ii Elizabeth Chavis*.

Elizabeth3 Chavis (Rebecca1, Thomas2, William1, Thomas1), born say 1751, was called the daughter of Rebecca Chavis on 26 August 1756 when the Amelia County court ordered the churchwardens of Nottoway Parish to bind her out [Orders 1754-8, n.p]. She was living in Lunenburg County in September 1760 when she successfully sued Hutchings Burton for her freedom dues [Orders 1759-61, 32, 159, 170]. She may have been the Betty Chavus who was head of a Halifax County, Virginia household of 2 persons in 1782 [VA:24]. She was called Liza Chavers on 17 June 1784 when the Halifax County court ordered her to show cause why her illegitimate son Barltett should not be bound out [Pleas 1783-6, 78]. She was the mother of
i. Jesse, born say 1766, "child of Elizabeth Chavious," bound out by the churchwardens of St. James Parish, Mecklenburg County, on 13 November 1769 [Orders 1768-71, 278]. He was taxable in Granville County in the undated (perhaps 1787) list of John Dickerson for Fishing Creek in Hugh Snelling's household and in his own household in 1790. Benjamin and Absalom Bass were his securities in August 1794 Granville County court when he was charged with having an illegitimate child by Nelly Bass [Minutes 1792-95, 197-8]. He was called Jesse Chavers of Petersburg on 8 April 1798 when he sold 8 head of cattle in Granville County for 20 pounds [WB 5:276] and was taxable on 140 acres in Oxford District in 1802 [Tax List 1796-1802, 337]. He was head of a Granville County household of 6 "other free" in 1810 [NC:912] and 9 "free colored" in 1820 [NC:9]. He married Nancy Mitchell, 2 May 1812 Granville County bond, Darling Bass bondsman.
ii. Bartlett, born about 1776, bound apprentice in Halifax County, Virginia, on 17 March 1785 to John Nobles and bound out to John Hughes on 18 October 1787 [Pleas 11:253; 12:270]. He registered as a "free Negro" in Halifax County on 11 October 1802: Bartlet Chavus (Batteau) aged about twenty six years, five feet five and half Inches high, between a Black and a yellow Colour [Register, no. 22]. He married Elizabeth Mathis (Matthews), 10 February 1803 Halifax County bond and married Betsy Talbot, 11 July 1803 Halifax County bond.

151. George Chavers (Thomas Shivers , William Chevers , Thomas Chevers , Henry Chevers , John Chevers , Christopher Chevers , Sir Walter Chevers , Nicholas Chevers , Gautier "Walter" Chevers , William Chevyr , John Chever , Heyn Chevyr , William Chevyr , Sir Nicholas "Milo" Chevre , William Chever , Gosfred Chever , William "Guillame" , Roger ) was born in 1728.

George1 Chavers (Thomas2, William1, Thomas1), born say 1728, was a taxable in the 1752 Lunenburg County list of Field Jefferson in his own household adjoining Robert Hudson [Tax List 1748-52, Virginia State Library Accession no.20094, p.2] and taxable in Ephraim Drew's household in the 1775 list [Bell, Sunlight on the Southside, 353]. He was one of the freeholders of Lunenburg County who were ordered to clear and maintain a road in their area in September 1756 [Orders 1755-57, 187]. He and George Carter received a patent for 354 acres in Brunswick County on 20 August 1760 [Patents 34:698]. The 1 November 1766 session of the Brunswick County, Virginia court recorded payment to him of 150 pounds of tobacco from the public levy for providing 75 ells of cloth [Orders 1765-8, 190]. While a resident of Mecklenburg County on 22 December 1781 he sold 100 acres in "the upper end" of Brunswick County, Virginia, on Jeryes Creek [Brunswick WB 2:228]. He was taxable in Mecklenburg County on 8 cattle in 1784, taxable on a horse and 9 cattle in 1787 and 1788. His estate was taxable on 2 horses in 1789 [Personal Property Tax List 1782-1805, frames 90, 95, 189, 235, 285]. His children may have been
i. Milden, born say 1751, purchased 50 acres adjoining James Bowen in Mecklenburg County on 14 June 1779 and sold this land for 50 pounds on 25 March 1785 [DB 5:451; 6:503]. He was sued for a debt of 1,000 pounds of tobacco in Mecklenburg County court on 16 March 1787 [Orders 1784-87, 703]. He was head of a Mecklenburg County household of 7 persons in 1782 [VA:34], taxable in Mecklenburg County on 2 horses from 1783 to 1794 [Personal Property Tax List 1782-1805, frames 45, 95, 398, 498]. The attachment of Henry Chavis against Milden abated on 12 November 1798 by Henry's death [Orders 1798-1801, 61].
32 ii. John5, born say 1755.
33 iii. Anthony, born say 1757.
iv. ____, a sister of John Chavis, married Charles Watts according to the testimony of Thomas Evans [Mecklenburg County Legislative Petitions of 14 December 1820 and 19 January 1836, LVA]. Charles registered in Petersburg on 16 August 1794: a light Mulatto man, forty five years old, five feet seven inches high, born free in the county of Prince George [Register of Free Negroes 1794-1819, no. 7]. He was taxable in Petersburg on two slaves and three horses in 1799 [1799 Personal Property Tax List, B p.12]. He was probably related to Daniel Watts, head of a Norfolk County household of 7 "other free" in 1810 [VA:814].
v. Thomas5, born say 1765, married Nancy Thaxton, 27 January 1786 Charlotte County bond, William Dabbs surety, 3 February marriage by Rev. Thomas Johnston [Minister's Returns, 90]. He was taxable in Charlotte County from 1787 to 1795 and from 1801 to 1813: taxable on a horse in 1789, listed as a "fn" planter in 1805 and 1806 [Personal Property Tax List 1782-1813, frames 93, 126, 159, 190, 216, 240, 264, 288, 327, 516, 550, 586, 621, 648, 654, 682, 756, 788, 821, 852, 895]. He was a "Free Negro" head of a Charlotte County household of 5 "other free" in 1810 [VA:68]. His wife Nancy was probably the Nancy Chavous who registered in Charlotte County on 2 August 1824: Bright complexion, aged 60, born free [Ailsworth, Charlotte County--Rich Indeed, 489].

He had the following children:

  214 M i John Chavis*.

John5 Chavis (George, Thomas2, William1, Thomas1) born say 1755, enlisted in the Fifth Virginia Regiment in December 1778 and served for three years. Captain Mayo Carrington, in a bounty warrant written in March 1783, certified that Chavis had "faithfully fulfilled [his duties] and is thereby entitled to all immunities granted to three year soldiers" [Mecklenburg County Legislative Petition of 14 December 1820]. He was taxable in Mecklenburg County on his own tithe in 1785 and a tithe and 3 horses in 1786 [Personal Property Tax List 1782-1805, frames 99, 127, 211]. He was deceased by 11 June 1787 when the Mecklenburg County court ordered the overseers of the poor to bind out his orphans Charles, John, Mary and Randol Chavous [Orders 1787-92, 32]. On 20 April 1818 his sons John, Charles, and Randolph Chavis of Mecklenburg County gave their power of attorney to Melchizedek Roffe to collect money due to them from the State Treasurer for their father's service in the Revolution [Virginia Genealogist, p.153; Mecklenburg County DB 17:218-9]. William O. Goode, former member of the General Assembly from Mecklenburg County, wrote a letter on 12 January 1836 in support of the petition to the Legislature made by his son Randall. Goode stated that John and his brother Anthony Chavis were wagoners in the Revolution who were issued certificates of public debt at the end of the war, about 21 pounds for Anthony (signed by Captain Young) and 89 pounds for John (signed by Captain Carrington). These certificates were burnt in a fire in the Petersburg home of Charles Watts who was John Chavers' brother-in-law according to the testimony of Thomas Evans who had been a resident of Petersburg at the time of the fire [Mecklenburg County Legislative Petitions of 14 December 1820 and 19 January 1836, LVA]. John's children were
i. John10, born say 1780, married Sally Blair, 27 July 1801 Mecklenburg County bond, Thomas Cypress security. He may have been the John Chavis who was head of a Petersburg Town household of 8 "other free" in 1810 [VA:122a].
ii. Charles2, a "Hireling" living in the lower district of Lunenburg County on Hounds Creek in 1802 when he was counted in a "List of free Negroes & Mulattoes" [LVA, Lunenburg County, Free Negro & Slave Records, 1802-1803]. He married Lucy Chapman, 20 December 1810 Lunenburg County bond. He was a "Mulatto" taxable in Mecklenburg County in 1813 [Personal Property Tax List, 1806-28, 333].
iii. Mary.
iv. Randolph/ Randol, say 1785, registered in Mecklenburg County on 21 March 1815: Randill Chavis a free man of yellowish Complection, about twenty four years old, about five feet six inches high. He was called Randolph Chavis when he registered again in February court 1818 and on 18 August 1823 when his date of birth was estimated as 1785 [Free Person of Color, pp.6, 10, 17]. He was head of a Mecklenburg County household of 6 "free colored" in 1820. He made a deed of release in Mecklenburg County which was proved in November 1832 [DB 25:246].
+ 215 M ii Anthony Chavis* "GranvilleNC"

154. Catherine Chavis (Thomas Shivers , William Chevers , Thomas Chevers , Henry Chevers , John Chevers , Christopher Chevers , Sir Walter Chevers , Nicholas Chevers , Gautier "Walter" Chevers , William Chevyr , John Chever , Heyn Chevyr , William Chevyr , Sir Nicholas "Milo" Chevre , William Chever , Gosfred Chever , William "Guillame" , Roger ) was born in 1734.

Catherine Chavis (Thomas2, William1, Thomas1), born say 1734, was a "Mullatto Girl" bound apprentice in Henrico County, Virginia, in July 1740 (no parent named) [Orders 1737-46, 113]. She was probably the same Catherine Chavis who was living in Lunenburg County in October 1756 when the churchwardens of Cumberland Perish were ordered to bind out her children Sam, Lucy, and Ann Chavus. In November 1757 the churchwardens of Cornwall Parish were ordered to bind her children Nan and Lucy to Philip Jones [Orders 1755-57, 223; 1757-9, 3]. Her children were
i. Samuel, born say 1751, a "Melatto boy" (no parent named) bound apprentice to Philip Jones by the churchwardens of Cumberland Parish in Lunenburg County in April 1751 [Orders 1748-52, 396]. On 13 October 1783 the Mecklenburg County, Virginia court ordered his male laboring tithables to work on a road [Orders 1779-84, 437]. He was head of a Mecklenburg County household of 7 white (free) persons in 1782 [VA:34] and taxable in Mecklenburg County in 1788 [Personal Property Tax List 1782-1805, frame 211]. On 20 May 1788 he was tried in the Mecklenburg County court for entering the smoke house of David Ross at night and taking a quantity of bacon valued at 10 shillings but found not guilty [Orders 1787-92, 232-6]. In 1789 he was taxable in the Dinwiddie County household of Matthew Stewart and taxable in his own Dinwiddie County household in 1790, 1800, a "free Negro" taxable who followed "cropping" and lived near David Browder in 1801 and a "free" taxable in 1802 [Personal Property Tax List, 1790 A, p.3; 1790 A, p.3; 1801 B, p.25; 1802 A, p.4]. He was taxable in Lunenburg County in 1798 [Personal Property Tax List 1782-1806] and counted in the "list of free Negroes and Mulattoes" in Mecklenburg County from 1813 to 1815 [Personal Property Tax List, 1806-28, frames 307, 417, 435].
ii. Lucy, born say 1753, perhaps the Lucy Chavers who married Robert Cole, "both black persons," according to the deposition of Mary Belcher of Charlotte County, Virginia, taken on 27 April 1808. Belcher testified on Lucy's behalf when she challenged the nuncupative Wake County will of her nephew John Jackson Chavis, son of her sister Betty Chavis [N.C. Stack File C.R. 099.928.11 by NCGSJ III:21]. Lucy was living in Mecklenburg County when she gave power of attorney to "friend and relation" John Chavis of Raleigh to challenge the will. She challenged the will herself in Wake County court in May 1808. Frederick Ivey and Peter Chavis also testified on her behalf [Haun, Wake County Court Minutes VII:67-8, 151]. Lucy proved the account of his Wake County estate in February 1809 [N.C. Stack File C.R. 099.928.11 by NCGSJ III:21].
iii. Ann, born say 1755.
34 iv. ?Elizabeth4, born say 1757.

She had the following children:

  216 F i Elizabeth Chavis*.

Elizabeth4 Chavis (Catherine, Thomas2, William1, Thomas1), born say 1757, was living in Lunenburg County in May 1761 when the court ordered the churchwardens of Cornwall Parish to bind her as an apprentice to Philip Jones [Orders 1761-2, 17]. She may have been the Elizabeth Chavis whose son John Jackson Chavis was bound as an apprentice to William Stewart in Mecklenburg County. Stewart moved to Wake County, North Carolina, about 1790, and John Jackson went with him and died there about 1808 when Stewart tried to prove his nuncupative Wake County will. Elizabeth's sister Lucy, wife of Robert Cole, challenged the will by presenting a deposition taken from Mary Belcher of Charlotte County, Virginia, on 27 April 1808 that John Jackson Chavis was christened in her home and that Lucy was his only living relative [N.C. Stack File C.R. 099.928.11 by NCGSJ III:21; Haun, Wake County Court Minutes VII:67-8, 151]. Elizabeth was the mother of
i. John Jackson, bound as an apprentice blacksmith to William Stewart in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, died in Wake County about 1808.

155. Henry Chavers "RobesonNC" (Thomas Shivers , William Chevers , Thomas Chevers , Henry Chevers , John Chevers , Christopher Chevers , Sir Walter Chevers , Nicholas Chevers , Gautier "Walter" Chevers , William Chevyr , John Chever , Heyn Chevyr , William Chevyr , Sir Nicholas "Milo" Chevre , William Chever , Gosfred Chever , William "Guillame" , Roger ) was born in 1735.

Henry1 Chavers (Thomas2, William1, Thomas1), born say 1735, was a Lunenburg County taxable in the list of Hugh Lawson in 1752 (called Henry Cheffers) [Tax List 1748-52, 2] and taxable in 1764 adjacent to Jacob Chavis [Bell, Sunlight on the Southside, 248]. He was sued for debt by Richard Hanson in Lunenburg County court on 9 June 1768, but the suit was dismissed because he was not living in the county [Orders 1766-69, 151]. And he was sued in Brunswick County, Virginia court on 29 September 1772, but the suit was dismissed for the same reason [Orders 1772-74, 117]. He mortgaged eight head of cattle, eleven pigs, a mare, and his furniture for 25 pounds he owed to Dinwiddie Crawford, & Co., merchants of Glasgow, in Mecklenburg County on 9 April 1774 [DB 4:319; Orders 1774-9, 191]. He was head of a Mecklenburg County household of 8 persons in 1782 [VA:33] and was taxable there on 2 horses and 3-5 head of cattle from 1782 to 1798 [Personal Property Tax List 1782-1805, frames 14, 45, 95, 236, 288, 341, 570, 681]. His 25 May 1798 will was proved 10 September 1798. He lent 50 acres to his wife Elender and their daughter Rebecca, to revert to his son Boling at their deaths and left the remainder of his land to his son Henry [WB 4:40]. Elender, Boling, and (Boling's wife) Susan Chavous mortgaged this 50 acres to Thomas Organ on 10 January 1804 for a 29 pound debt they owed Benjamin Lewis [DB 12:181]. Elender was a "mulatto," taxable on a horse in Mecklenburg County in 1810 [Personal Property Tax List, 1806-28, frames ]. Henry1's children were
i. Henry3, Jr., born say 1766, taxable in Mecklenburg County from 1786 to 1803: taxable on his son Burton in 1803 [Personal Property Tax List 1782-1805, frames 136, 189, 399, 479, 570, 681, 942]. His daughter Sine was mentioned in her grandfather's will. She married Buckner Valentine, 21 December 1802 Mecklenburg County bond, Boling Chavous security. Henry received the balance of his father's land. On 21 November 1799 he brought a suit in chancery to enjoin Ellender, Rebecca and Boling Chavis from cutting down any more of the lands or committing waste on the land they received by Henry, Sr.'s will [Orders 1798-1801, 269]. Henry, Jr.'s own 5 January 1806 Mecklenburg County will, proved 8 September the same year, lent his land and property to his wife Luviecie and then to her son Wyatt Singleton [WB 5:443]. A deed from Lucretia Chavers, Wyatt Singleton and Anne Chisman(?) his wife was proved in Mecklenburg County court on 17 June 1811 [Orders 1809-11, 469].
ii. Rebecca5.
35 iii. Boling, born say 1772.
iv. Susannah/Suckee, born say 1773, married Frederick Goen, 9 March 1789 Mecklenburg County bond with a note from her father Henry Chavers, Sr., Belar (Boling) Chavous, and Robert Singleton witnesses.

Free Colored" Heads of Household in the 1820 North Carolina Census, by Family Name
Robeson NC p300
Spelled Chavours

He had the following children:

  217 M i Bolling Chavis*.

Bolling Chavis (Henry1, Thomas2, William1, Thomas1), born say 1772, was taxable in the Mecklenburg County household of (his father) Henry Chavis from 1790 to 1793 and taxable in Mecklenburg County in 1800 and 1803 [Personal Property Tax List 1782-1805, frames 341, 423, 479, 794, 943]. He first married Nancy Thomerson, 14 June 1793 Warren County bond with Eaton Walden security; and second, Suckey Thomason, "daughter of Amy Thomason," 25 January 1798 Mecklenburg County, Virginia bond, Banister Thomason surety. Bolling, his mother Ellender and his sister Rebecca brought suit in Mecklenburg County against his brother Henry over a dividing line in their land on the Meherrin River which they received by their father's will. Boling died before 24 March 1804 when Henry and the others reached agreement [Mecklenburg County unrecorded deed 1804, LVA]. On 12 March 1806 the Mecklenburg County court ordered the sheriff to dispose of his estate since no one would administer it and appointed Jabez Northington as guardian of Bolling's orphan Edwin Chavous [Orders 1805-6, 124]. Bolling was the father of
i. Edwin, born say 1794, perhaps the Edward Chavous who was a "Mulatto" taxable in Mecklenburg County from 1815 to 1819 [Personal Property Tax List, 1806-28, frames 500, 534, 652].

157. William Chavis* (Bartholemew Chavis* , William Chevers , Thomas Chevers , Henry Chevers , John Chevers , Christopher Chevers , Sir Walter Chevers , Nicholas Chevers , Gautier "Walter" Chevers , William Chevyr , John Chever , Heyn Chevyr , William Chevyr , Sir Nicholas "Milo" Chevre , William Chever , Gosfred Chever , William "Guillame" , Roger )

He had the following children:

+ 218 M i Philip Chavis*
  219 M ii Gideon Chavis*

160. Thomas Cheaves* (Bartholemew Chavis* , William Chevers , Thomas Chevers , Henry Chevers , John Chevers , Christopher Chevers , Sir Walter Chevers , Nicholas Chevers , Gautier "Walter" Chevers , William Chevyr , John Chever , Heyn Chevyr , William Chevyr , Sir Nicholas "Milo" Chevre , William Chever , Gosfred Chever , William "Guillame" , Roger )

He had the following children:

  220 M i Thomas Cheaves*

162. Joseph Cheavers* "RobesonNC" (Bartholemew Chavis* , William Chevers , Thomas Chevers , Henry Chevers , John Chevers , Christopher Chevers , Sir Walter Chevers , Nicholas Chevers , Gautier "Walter" Chevers , William Chevyr , John Chever , Heyn Chevyr , William Chevyr , Sir Nicholas "Milo" Chevre , William Chever , Gosfred Chever , William "Guillame" , Roger )

He had the following children:

  221 M i Isham Chavis*

163. Bartholomew Chavis* "HalifaxNC" (Bartholemew Chavis* , William Chevers , Thomas Chevers , Henry Chevers , John Chevers , Christopher Chevers , Sir Walter Chevers , Nicholas Chevers , Gautier "Walter" Chevers , William Chevyr , John Chever , Heyn Chevyr , William Chevyr , Sir Nicholas "Milo" Chevre , William Chever , Gosfred Chever , William "Guillame" , Roger )

He had the following children:

  222 M i Isham Chavis*

164. Jonas Shivers Sr - RevWar (William Shivers , William Chevers , Thomas Chevers , Henry Chevers , John Chevers , Christopher Chevers , Sir Walter Chevers , Nicholas Chevers , Gautier "Walter" Chevers , William Chevyr , John Chever , Heyn Chevyr , William Chevyr , Sir Nicholas "Milo" Chevre , William Chever , Gosfred Chever , William "Guillame" , Roger ) was born in 1720 in Prob, Surry County, Va. He died about 7 Mar 1776 in Isle of Wight, Va.

1772
Jonas Shivers, Sr., and Patience, his wife, gave to Jonas Shivers, Jr
one-half of this land located in Indian Swamp

***DOCUMENT ON FILE ***
Shivers_VaIsleWight-Orphans_vol4_1.jpg
1776 - Mar 7 - Isle of Wight , Va - Orphans Ruling. pg 349
Joseph, Peter, Mourning Shivers, orphans of Jonas to be bound out.
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This comes from the Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly; Vol XXVI, number 4 (01 Nov 1988);
Isle of Wight Orphans and Other Children. 7 March 1776 Joseph, Peter, Mourning Shivers, orphans of Jonas, are to be bound out. p.349

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1777 *** Need Document ***
NAME Shivers, Jonas.DATE 1777
SOURCE Will Book, Vol. 8, 1769-1779 (Reel 26) p. 460-461. Inv. & Appr. rec. 6 Feb. 1777
NOTE Part of index to Isle of Wight County Wills and Administrations (1628-1800)
PLACE Isle of Wight County (Va.), FORM Estate inventories. aat.
COLLECTION Virginia wills and administrations.

1777 *** Need Document ***
NAME Shivers, Jonas DATE 1777
SOURCE Will Book, Vol. 10, 1785-1796 (Reel 26) p. 62. Accounts rec. 1 Feb. 1787
NOTE Part of index to Isle of Wight County Wills and Administrations (1628-1800)
PLACE Isle of Wight County (Va.),FORM Estate inventories. aat.
COLLECTION Virginia wills and administrations.

1781
Jonas Shivers, Jr., and his wife Lilorya sold the 100 acres to
William Shivers (his uncle or brother) of Isle of Wight County, Virginia.

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Jonas Shivers, Jr., was a Revolutionary soldier from Georgia.

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The Pitts, Dixons, Everetts, Popes, and Shivers lived near each other and intermarried. All were early settlers in Surry, Isle of Wight and Nansemond Counties, Virginia. Land grants and deeds show that the original settlement of Pope, Shivers, Dixon, and Everett was near the boundary of Isle of Wight and Nansemond Counties, Virginia, and south of Smithfield near Indian Swamp, Chuchatuck Creek and town of Chuchatuck, Virginia.
Reference: "Shivers Genealogy" by Marcus O. Shivers, BS, PbG, MD

Jonas married Patience Dixon daughter of Thomas Dixon III and Penelope Howell in Isle of Wight, Virginia. Patience was born in 1726 in Isle of Wight, Virginia.

They had the following children:

+ 223 M i Jonas Shivers Jr RevWar
+ 224 M ii William "Early" Shivers "Isle of WightVa-Mill"
+ 225 M iii Joseph Shivers
  226 M iv Peter Shivers was born in 1760/1776 in Prob. Isle of Wight, Va.

This comes from the Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly; Vol XXVI, number 4 (01 Nov 1988); Isle of Wight Orphans and Other Children. 7 March 1776 Joseph, Peter, Mourning Shivers, orphans of Jonas, are to be bound out. p.349
+ 227 F v Mourning Shivers
  228 M vi Thomas Dixon IV.He had other parents.

Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly
Volume 40
Number 1

Thomas Dixon orphan of Thomas Dixon chose Jonas Shivers for his guardian.
        Thomas married Elizabeth Murphy daughter of Michael Murphy and Mary Hampton.

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