Rebecca Woolsey 1772 - 1819
Provided by Steven Alsip
was born October 27, 1772 in NY - Ulster County, and died Bef. 1819 in TN.
She married JOHN SR HUBBS October 05, 1795 in TN - Greene County. He was born
December 25, 1763 in SC - Hanging Rock, Edgefield, and died September 12, 1844
in TN - Union.
Record #1150 "Greene County, Tennessee Marriages, 1738-1868" compiled
by Goldene Fillers Burgner - Witnesses: Stephen Woolsey
JOHN HUBBS SR:
Burial: TN - Luttrell, Union - Clear Branch Cemetery
Fact 6: Died at son John's home in Union, Tennessee
Military: American Revolutionary War - Private in Capt. James Carson's Company,
Col. Pickens South Carolina Regiment
The will of John Hubbs is at Grainger County, Tenn., Oct. 22, 1844, Vol. 2,
The following from "Frost and Llied Families - microfilm access #452:
Most of Rebecca's children were born at Raccoon Valley in the northern part of
Knox County, Tenn. There were John, Willis, Joshua, Stephen, Rutha, Sally,
Polly, and Rachel. It was said that Rebecca died at the birth of a son, which
was likely Stephen, born between 1815 and 1820...age 52 in 1850 census, Knox
JOHN SR HUBBS:
The will of John Hubbs is at Grainger County, Tenn., Oct. 22, 1844, Vol. 2,
John was known to drive cattle from South Carolina to Greeneville, Tenn., at
Camp Creek in Greene County, about 15 miles east of Greeneville, Zephaniah
Woolsey, Johns father-in-law to be had settled. John was staying with son John
Jr., at the time of his death.
John was a Revolutionary War Veteran. His enlistment papers stated that his
birth was between 25-31 of Dec., 1763, near Hanging Rock, S.C. Hanging Rock is
located today in Kershaw County and Lancaster County. He served as a Private
in Capt. James Carson's Company, Col. Pickens South Carolina Regiment and
stated that he seldom left the area during service.
1781 Was living at Old District 96, S.C., where Edgefield County was formed
1783 March 16, South Carolina, indented for service a certificate to John
Hubbs, for sum of 16 pounds, 11 shillings, 5 pence, for military duty.
1786 June 17, John bought 297 acres (no deed found); State Land Grants, S.C.
Aug. 7, 1786 bought 250 acres in district 96 on waters of Big Saluda River.
1797 Bought 123 acres of land in Racoon Valley, Knox County, Tenn.
1798 June 1, bout 450 acres from state of South Carolina on Saluda River,
1807 John sold his land in Raccoon Valley and bought several tracts of land
on Flat Creek in Cedar Ford ( Knox County - now Union County, Tenn.) the family
came and lived...five, six or even seven generations. In fact, some are still
there. Many are buried in the John Hubbs graveyard on the side of the hill
near Cedar Ford.
1832 John was in Knox County, Ky. William, Stephen and Sally were also
living there. March 24 he applied for pension for Revolutionary War Service and
was granted $20, starting March 4, 1831.
1840 Grainger County, Tenn., census - John was living with son William.
1841 March 4, Revolutionary War pension transferred to Pension Office at
Knoxville, TN, before this it went to Barbourville, Knox, Ky.
1843 Will, Sept. 18, 1843, leaving $1.00 each in addition to what else they
got, to 8 children, William, Stephen, Willis, Joshua, Rutha, Sally, Polly,
Rachel - 4 children by third wife, Dorcas, James, Hugh, Martin, $1.00 each, in
addition to what they got after their mothers death. Lastly, John Jr. got the
remainder of the property. (All personal and slave property) as he owned no
real property by this time.
1844 Died at John Jr's home at Luttrell, Grainger County (no Union County),
1853 Widow Mary applied for his pension - granted October of 1853.
Souce of information: Steven Alsip who wrote the following:
Many documents were used in this research...Most were published in Ruth Gibbs
Hart's Book "Descendants of John Hubbs 1763-1991 & Allied Families -
Terrells, Grant's, Floyd's, Mackey's, and Warfield's". I, S.H. Alsip was
listed with David Grant and several others in the dedication, and was given due
credit for my research. I will not attempt to list all documents used here -
April 25, 1993.
The following is copied from an e-mail received Dec. 30, 1997, from Robert
Hubbs, DOB 9/27/1959, a descendent of John Hubbs Sr. His
great-great-grandfather was Maynard Hubbs of Union County, Tenn. He was
requesting information in regards to the origins of the Hubbs family.
"I have a copy of John Hubbs Sr's military pension and some other
paperwork that indicates his service in the Revolutionary war. I have John
Hubbs's date of birth of DECEMBER 25 - 30 1763 in Edgefield County S.C. near
Hanging Rock S.C. Also, if you have not been to the old family grave yard where
he is at rest you should see it - it is interesting.
Also, Cedar Ford Church, Luttrel, Tn. suppposedly has his photograph in the
front vestible. I make the assumption that if this is his photo, it must have
been taken in the 1840's. John Sr. donated the property where the church sits.
His photo shows him sitting with his last wife, I assume Mary "Polly"
Hubbs (my Grandmother). He has white hair and a long beard.
I also have some copies of some paperwork that has information about your side
of the family. From looking in the paperwork that I have, John Hubbs Jr.
married Nancy Hill 8/8/1822 DOB (9/17/1803 to 8/6/1871)in Grainger Co. Tn by
Justice of the Peace Martin Cleveland. There is more information, I'm sure, and
the Ferol Frost side of the family has put together a book about your side of
the family. It is located in the Knox County Library.
I also have some more uncertain documentation that runs the family tree back to
the 1624 Gloucester, England. The line goes from Robert Hubbs 1624-1706
Alexander Hubbs (1653-1728) Charles Hubbs (1710 - ?) and Samuel Hubbs (1737 -
1805) Samuel Hubbs is supposed to be John Hubbs Sr's father. There is a Jacob
Hubbs who could be John's older brother (by one year) 10/30/1762. I have a news
story on Jacob Hubbs written from The Evening Post Louisville, KY Saturday June
29, 1901. This story chronicles Jacob's career as a pioneer exploring with
Daniel Boone, fighting Indians, Revolutionary War service and so on. In the
story there is a paragraph about his father "Captain Samuel Hubbs".
who was a favorite of King George III who was accompanied by his wife and two
sons. He was given an entire square in ****bay, NY. However, when he arrived he
found that it had been built on by other settlers. They migrated around after
Jacob Hubbs was born in Nova Scotia and John in S.C. I have a copy of a
letter dated December 22, 1930 concerning John Hubbs Jr. It is written to
"J.D." I'm assuming J.D. Hubbs. It references John Hubbs Jr. along
with my grandfather James Hubbs. Apparently this letter is to one of Paris
Hubbs' brothers children. Confused ? It says "your father had five
children, Viz; Andy, Columbus, F.G. Hubbs, J.D. Hubbs and one daughter, Mrs.
W.R. Atkins. F.G. Hubbs died recently."
Oh well, it is a interesting investigation at best. I just wanted to know the
country of origin. If King George III indeed gave a land grant to our family
they may have been German since King George was. He was known to care of all
his German connections. I also have another letter about a connection to
Yorkshire, England. This letter says the name of Hubbs was probably HOBBES and
eludes to the famous English Philosopher Thomas Hobbes.
I hope this has helped you. Let me know if you find out anything interesting. A
lot of what I have maybe wishful thinking by past genology hunters. The letters
are old but I don't attest to their authenticity. - Robert Hubbs
From: DHubbs5979@aol.com - Date: Sunday, May 31, 1998 5:02 PM
I am researching the Hubbs family name. Can you tell me about your family.
Where you come from? Anything you can tell will be appreciated.
From: Wilford W. Whitaker - Sent: Saturday, May 08, 1999 2:24 PM
Subject: Mary and Rebecca Woolsey
I just completed some interesting research in Jamaica, Long Island, New York,
records. Found more on the DEANS, DENTONS and HALLETS. Also, there is a
GILDERSLEEVE family in Jamaica records, as well as a JOHN HUBBS, early.
Children of REBECCA WOOLSEY and JOHN HUBBS are:
MARY "POLLY"7 HUBBS
, b. Abt. 1796, TN; m.
, October 04, 1815, TN - Knox County. John Garrison was in Knox County,
Tenn., Oct. 1, 1818, to marry Polly and take her back to Indiana.
, b. Abt. 1798, TN; d. Bef. August 1864, KY - Flat Creek, Knox; m.
, July 06, 1819, KY - Knox County; b. 1800, NC; d. Aft. 1880, KY - Flat Creek,
Knox. Stephen and Elizabeth are buried in Hubbs Cemetery, Flat Creek, Knox,
KY. Census records of Knox County, Kentucky for the years 1820 through 1880
show this family living in Knox County, Ky. In 1864 Stephen's estate was
divided into 8 parts - note that the 1840 census lists nine children.
JOHN JR HUBBS
, b. July 14, 1800, TN - Luttrell, Union; d. March 17, 1877, TN - Luttrell,
Union; m. (1) UNKNOWN
; m. (2)
, August 08, 1822, TN - Grainger County; b. September 17, 1803, VA; d. August
06, 1871. John and Nancy Hill Hubbs are buried in Hubbs Cemetery, Cedar
Ford/Lutteral, Union, TN. 1830, John was in Grainger County, TN, 1860, John was
in Union County, TN., through 1870
, b. April 13, 1801, IN - Orange County; d. December 23, 1881, IL - Prentice (
West), Morgan; m.
, October 01, 1818, TN - Knox County; b. December 17, 1801, TN; d. January 08,
1870, IL - Prentice, Morgan. Willia and Elizabeth are buried in Berea Cemetery,
Willis was raised in Racoon Valley, just north of Knoxville, Tenn., until the
age of 7 when the family moved to Flat Creek, Knox County (later Union County),
At the age of 15 he went to Indiana. According to Ruth Gibbs Hart's book,
she said he probably went with his older sister Polly and her husband John
Willis married for a second time but wife is unknown.
, b. October 07, 1802, TN - Racoon Valley, Knox; d. August 03, 1866, IN -
French Lick, Orange; m.
, February 13, 1823, IN - Orange County; b. January 05, 1804, KY - Nelson
County; d. August 20, 1895. Joshua and Sarah Harmon Hubbs are buried in Cane
Creek Cemetery, French Lick, Orange, IN. French Lick is near Paoli, Orange,
Indiana, in Jackson Township. The Cane Creek Christian Church (Camelite) was
organized in 1825. Joshua and wife were very prominent in this project.
, b. September 05, 1805, TN - Racoon Valley, Knox; d. November 30, 1888, KY -
Little Indian Creek, Knox; m.
SOLOMON JR TERRELL
, August 03, 1821, TN - Knox County; b. June 04, 1801, NC; d. December 31,
1866, KY - Little Indian Creek, Knox. Solomon and Sarah Hubbs Terrell are
buried in the warfield-Terrell Cemetery, Little Indian Creek, Knox County, KY
Sarah parents moved from Racon Valley area about 1809 to Flat Creek area of
Knox County, Tenn., (later became Union County, Tenn.). This is where Sarah
Hubbs grew up. Sarah and brother Stephen married a brother and sister from the
Terrell family of Knox County, Kentucky, Knox County, Ky.
The Solomon Terrell family is shown living in Knox County, Ky., in the 1830,
1840, 1850, 1860 1870 and 1880 Knox County census.
According to court records, Sarah was living with daughter Nancy and husband
William in 1870 and 1880.
Steven Alsip has copies of their marriage certificate from Knox County, Tenn.
Reed and Karen Cooper replaced Sol and Sally's old headstones with new ones.
Jan. 24, 1826, Solomon bought 75 acres at $150 each from his parents. They
were located on West Fork of Indian Creek, near mouth of Fork in Knox County,
Ky. This was the lower end of the 255 acres that Solomon Sr., was living on.
Aug 26, 1839, Solomon and brother Hezekiah bought 3 parcels of land from Giles
Parman, located on the Cumberland River and mouth of Flat Creek, Knox County,
Ky. Note that Parman's wife was a Woolsey. They were from Greene County,
Tenn., where Sarah Hubbs Terrell's mother was from. At this time Solomon and
Sarah moved from the Little Indian Creek, Knox County, Ky., to Flat Creek,
Knox County, Ky. This was near the Cumberland River.
Aug. 9, 1848, Solomon received land parcel of 50 acres, later another 40 acres
and another 30 acres from the State of Kentucky, dated Oct. 2, 1860.
July 9, 1867, Solomon's son William, bought interest of other heirs, in his
entire estate. William Terrell and wife Nancy Jane Mackey Terrell moved their
family inot the "old homeplace" on Flat Cree, Knox County, Ky. This
was very near the Whitley and Knox Counties line. They took care of
Sarah-Sally Hubbs Terrell the remainder of her days. She died there County
Land Warrents, Knox County, Ky., Court order #12190; Document #1, 100 acres,
entry #901, Oct. 21, 1846.
Document #2, 50 ACRES, Issued Aug. 9, 1848 #12190, Survey, Dec. 6, 1846,
located on Flat Creek Knox County, Ky.
Document #3, Land Grant, Court Order #12190, Book 24, Page 351. 50 acres
(above mentioned land)
*******Thanks to Ruth Hart and Karen Cooper, I have copies of land
Land Warrents, Knox County, Ky. (Not located in Frankfort?)
Document #1, 35 acres, Flat Creek, Knox County, Ky., received May 28, 1860.
Document #2, same 35 acres, Knox County, Ky. #33111
Land Warrents, Knox County, Ky., Order #33110. Nov. 1859, survey ordered.
Document #2, 40 Acres issued, Oct. 2, 1860 #33110.
Document #3, Land Grant, 40 acres, Knox County, Ky., #33110, Book 59, Page 432.
, b. Abt. 1808, KY - Knox County; d. 1871, MO - Livingston County; m.
, August 11, 1830, TN - Knox County; b. February 15, 1808, TN - Greene County;
d. June 19, 1864, MO - Green Township, Livingston. Rutha is buried in
Livingston County, MO. Religion: Baptist
1850 October 12, Livingston, MO - Dist 51, 609/609
Thos Wolsey, 43, m, farmer, $425, TN
Ruth Wolsey, 43, f, TN
Mills Wolsey, 18, m, farmer, TN, dumb
Stephen M Wolsey, 17, farmer, TN
Minerva Wolsey, 16, f, TN
Almeata (Almeda?) Wolsey, 11, f, MO
Hiram Wolsey, 6, m, MO
John Wolsey, 5, m, MO (twin) (son of Giles & Rachel Hubbs Woolsey, they both
died before 1950)
Permelia A Wolsey, 5, f, MO (twin) (dau of Giles & Rachel Hubbs Woolsey, they
both died before 1950)
Thomas and wife Rutha were first cousins. Thomas owned land next to his brother
Giles, Sec. 12 of Caldwell County, Mo. Thomas and Giles wives were sisters.
Brother Stephen owned property Sec. 1, Caldwell County, in the same area as
Thomas and also brother Giles.
, b. Abt. 1810, TN - Flat Creek, Knox; d. July 29, 1846, MO - Livingston
GILES W WOOLSEY
, August 22, 1830, TN - Greene County; b. April 28, 1810, TN - Washington
County; d. October 03, 1845, MO - DeKalb County. Rachel died during cholera
epidemic of 1845-1850 and was cremated.
Note: Estate settlement for Rachel was in Livingston County, Missouri, includes
casket expense ... July 29, 1846.
Rachel had an estate probated on 3 Aug 1846 in Livingston co , MO.65 She has
reference number 90-8.
surname also seen as HOBBS
CORR: Steven Alsip of Corbin, KY; and Frost and Allied Families - microfilm
Giles and wife Rachel were first cousins. Giles and his parents left Tennessee
about 1834 to settle in first in Caldwell County, Missouri and then he bought
80 acres June 29, 1835 - Sec. 7, Twp. 57, Range 25, in Livingston County, Mo.
next to Rachel's Uncle Nehemiah Woosley, in Ray-Carroll counties.
Brother Thomas had land next to Giles., and then later in Ray County (this
section of land they owned later became part of Carroll County). Giles was a
Baptist and a farmer. and Livingston County, Mo.,
Land: 80 acres in Missouri, June 29, 1835 - Section 7, Twp. 57, Range 25,
Livingston County, Mo., His brother Thomas had land next door. He married
Rachel's sister. His land was in Section 12 of Caldwell County, Mo., Next to
another brother, Stephen, at Section 1 of Caldwell County. He first married
Libby Ann Hubbs, Rachel's niece. Another brother, William, bought land in
section 1 of Caldwell County. They all registered their land on June 29, 1835
at Lexington, Mo., sold 3 strips of land in 1843-1844, Livingston County, Mo.
This family information may not be complete. We believe that Giles was a
veteran of the War of 1812.
1999 April 7 from Wilford W. Whitaker
Will of Giles Woolsey (abstract) - Probate - Livingston Co., MO WILLS Box #
3040 Rachel, admtx - Bond given 3 Aug 1845. Thomas, Anidi, Richard, Susan,
Granville, John, and Pernelia Frances.
2005 Nov 21 from Wilford Whitaker
To interested Woolsey Family Members: I have seen the name as Enigida, Engida,
and Angeda. Is it too much of a stretch to make Angelina from that? I guess
my question is: Could Angelina Woolsey and Engida Woolsey be one and the same
In GREEN HILLS PIONEERS -
Giles Woolsey was born on 28 Apr 1810 in Washington Co., Tennessee. He died on
3 Oct 1845 in DeKalb Co, Missouri. Parents: Gilbert Woolsey and Abigail
Mackey Woolsey. Spouse: Rachel Hubbs. Giles Woolsey and Rachel Hubbs were
married on 22 Aug 1830 in Greene Co, Tennessee. The following children of
Giles Woolsey and Rachel Hubbs are given:
01. Infant Woolsey was born between 1830 and 1835. Infant Woolsey died before
1840. Parents: Giles Woolsey and Rachel Hubbs.
02. Angelina Woolsey was born about 1836 in Missouri. Parents: Giles Woolsey
and Rachel Hubbs. Spouse: Levi Jennings. Children were: John Jennings,
William Jennings, Ira Jennings. [Note by www: Angelina Woolsey was the 2nd
wife of Levi Jennings.]
02A. Levi Jennings and Elizabeth Woolsey were married on 26 Feb 1843 in
Mooresville (Green twp.), Livingston, Missouri. Elizabeth Woolsey was born
about 1826 in Tennessee. (parents not given) Children were Mary E., Syrenus,
Rachel E., Amanda. [Note by www: This Elizabeth, also known as Mary, could
be the daughter of Gilbert Woolsey and Abigail Woolsey, possibly Mary Caroline
Woolsey b 9 Oct 1826 in TN & d bef 18 Apr 1862 in Atchison Co, MO. ?? ]
03. Engida Woolsey was born about 1837 in Mooresville (Green Twp), Livingston,
Missouri. Parents: Giles Woolsey and Rachel Hubbs. [Note by www: Does
anyone have the Woolsey marriages from Davies Co, MO? I have a reference
possibly to a marriage by Engida there??]
04. Richard Marion Woolsey was born about 1840 in Missouri. Parents: Giles
Woolsey and Rachel Hubbs. [Note by www: Richard M. Woolsey married 22 Mar
1860 in Atchinson Co, MO to Sarah Ellen Russell - He was in the Civil War.]
06. Susan Woolsey was born about 1840 in Livingston Co, Missouri. She died
about 1866 in Atchison Co, Missouri. Parents: Giles Woolsey and Rachel Hubbs.
[Note by www: Susan Woolsey md George Washington Woolsey] [Note by www: 4
06. Granville Woolsey was born on 16 Dec 1843 in Mooresville (Green Twp),
Livingston, Missouri. He died on 22 Oct 1889 in Atchison Co, Missouri.
Parents: Giles Woolsey and Rachel hubbs. Spouse: Mary McKee. [Note by www:
07. John Woolsey was born on 22 Aug 1845 in Mooresville (Green twp),
Livingston, Missouri. The birth date given in GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN (22 Aug
1844) conflicts with the 1850 Federal Census of Livingston County, Missouri, p.
88, which identifies John and Permelia Woolsey, "twins," age 5. It
also conflicts with HISTORY OF HOLT AND ATCHISON COUNTIES, MISSOURI (1872), p.
941: "John Woolsey .. born 22 Aug 1845 in Livingston Co, Missouri, son of
Giles and Rachel HOBBS Woolsey who were natives of Tennessee. There were eight
children in his father's family, the last two being twins. his parents died
when he was young and he was raised an orphan. In 1859 he came to Atchison
County and settled five miles south of Hamburg, Iowa. He married 28 Jul 1870
to Miss Rachel E. McKee." He died on 26 Apr 1889 in Tarkio, Atchison,
Missouri. Parents: Giles Woolsey and Rachel Hubbs. Spouse: Rachel E. McKee.
John Woolsey and Rachel E. McKee were married on 28 Jul 1870. Children were:
Laura A. Woolsey, John W. Woolsey. [Note by www: The father, John W. Woolsey
was in the Civil War. - 9 children]
08. Permelia Frances Woolsey was born on 22 Aug 1845 in Mooresville (Green
Twp), Livingston, Missouri. She died before 1865. Parents: Giles Woolsey and
Rachel Hubbs. Spouse: Joshua Gann. Joshua Gann and Permelia Frances Woolsey
were married on 16 Dec 1859 in Livingston Co, Missouri. [Note by www: I don't
have any children for this couple. Did they have children?]
On 19 Nov 2005 Bette Sweet <email@example.com>sent me (Wilford
Whitaker) the following:
Giles Woolsey, Thomas and Stephen Woolsey were brothers to my gg grandfather
Nehemiah Cardinal Woolsey. They are the siblings of Gilbert and Abigail
Woolsey. During the cholera epidemic of 1845-1850, Giles and his wife Rachel
Hubbs died. He died 3 Oct 1845 and his wife on 29 Jul 1846. Their children
were placed with family. I think that the middle name for Richard is Marion
[note by www: I had read the census record as "Marun" but Marion
makes more sense.] and I have his sister's name spelled Engida. The other
children were Angelina, Granville, John, Permelia Frances and an infant.
(Source for name of children, "Mooresville Pioneers).
2005 Nov 22 from Wilford Whitaker:
Va Buchanan sent me the following address for Davies County, MO MARRIAGES:
Daviess County, Missouri, Marriages 1837-1893 where we can find the following:
M. C. Blakely married 10 May 1856 to Andeline Woolsey
Could this be the same as Angelina Woolsey? or Angeda Woolsey or Engida
What happened to this Blakely family?
2005 Nov 28 from Wilford Whitaker:
Giles Woolsey and Abigail Woolsey (both died by 1845) had the following
01. Anidi (Engida/Angie?) living in 1850 with Stephen M. and Abigail
02. Richard Woolsey living in 1850 with Stephen M. and Abigail
03. Susan Woolsey living in 1850 & 1860 with Gilbert and Abigail
04. Granville Woolsey living in 1850 & 1860 with Gilbert and Abigail
05. John Woolsey living in 1850 with Thomas and Ruth Woolsey
06. Pernelia Frances W. living in 1850 with Thomas and Ruth Woolsey
1850 August 26, Caldwell, MO - Dist 11, 4/4, living next door to brother
Stephen Woolsey, 37, md, farmer, $1,000, teamster
Abagal Woolsey, 37, f, MO
Amanda Woolsey, 6, f, MO
Maria Woolsey, 4, f, MO
Humphrey Woolsey, 3/12, m, MO
Engida Woolsey, 13, f, MO (daug of Giles W & Rachel Hubbs Woolsey who both died
Richard Woosley 10, m, MO (possible of of Giles W & Rachel Hubbs Woolsey)
More About GILES W WOOLSEY:
Death Comment: Died during cholera epidemic of 1845-1850
Family Researcher: Bette Sweet <firstname.lastname@example.org>