Ancestors of Sherry Lynn SORRELLS


128. Edward SORRELL , Sr.

DAR Ancestor # A206536

A bit of information is located in this book, copyright 1993. The Motley, Willoughby, and Lynn Families of Virginia, North Carolina and Kentucky, Page: 219 The book states that Edward was a French Huegenot and that the original spelling was Sauree. (I am very doubtful of this!-No citation)

Edward, b.1730s, is likely the son or grandson of an Edward, b. abt.1680 VA., marr'd bef. 10 June, 1703 Essex Co., Va, Alice Goodrich, widow of Benjamin (per Essex Co court records) Edward and Alice Sorrell owned land on Tignor Creek. Tignor Creek was probably named after Wm Tignor. John Duncombe appraised the estate of Wm Tignor. Edward Sorrell and wife Alice exec of Thomas Goodrich of Essex Co Va.

1672 Col Thomas Goodrich patent land on Tuckahoe Creek....John Sorrell 16/Dec/1729 to Sylvanus Margaret Pumfree 100a bounded by broad branch of Tuckahoe Creek....I am thinking this is how The Sorrell came from Tignor Creek down to Tuckahoe Creek since Edward and Alice Sorrells were the exec of Thomas Goodrich. They must have acquired some of his land patents. Just a guess or at least something to think about. Tuckahoe Creek is in present day Goochland Co Va. Flows into Henrico Co Va as well.

Much of the information related to this family is from the research of Rebecca L. Blackwell: "Edward Sorrell of Wake Co., NC and his Descendants", 1992 She lived in Germantown, MD 12916 Pickering Dr., 20874. Contributors to her research were: Bessie Richardson SORRELL, Frances Holloway Wynn, James O. Sorrell, and Christine J. Roe. In her research she indicates that Edward is likely a descendant of Robert Sorrell of Writtle, Essex, England and his wife, Mary, daughter of Thomas Everard of Waltham Magna, England. Robert J. married Rebecca Woodward of Essex in 1643. By April 10, 1651 he was in VA as he patented 800 acres in James City (Jamestown) on that date. Robert and Rebecca's only known child was John Sorrell who had a son Thomas.

Heads in Granville County (NC) came from Brunswick County,. Virginia, and prior to that from Charles City County. From Virginia Family Research Center.

Granville Co., NC Tax List 1758: Robert SORRIL listed under Nathanael Halley.

Granville Co., NC Unrecorded Wills, 1746-1771: Entry 54: Dec 1, 1768 proved in Jan court 1769-William Rose wills to daughter Winneyfred ROSE, a negro woman, 5 cattle now at Robert SORRIELS when she is 21 years old or married;...

North Carolina Census, 1790-1890
Name: Robert Sorril
State: NC
County: Granville County
Township: No Township Listed
Year: 1769
Database: NC Early Census Index

Robert Sorrell is listed on the North Carolina Taxpayers list in Granville in 1771.

The act creating Orange County contained these provisions: "That the upper part of Granville, Johnston, and Bladen Counties, be erected into a County and Parish by the Name of Orange County, the Parish of S. Matthew, and be divided by a line, beginning on the nearest Part of the Virginia Line to Hico Creek, thence a direct line to the Bent (bend) of Eno River, below the Occanechas (Indians), near to the Plantation where John Williams now dwelleth; thence down the South side of Eno River, to Neuse River; thence down Neuse River, to the Mouth of Horse Creek; thence a direct line to the Place where Earl (of) Granville's Line crosses Cape Fear River; thence along the said Line, to the Eastern Bounds of Anson County; thence along the dividing Line of Anson County to the End thereof; and that the upper Pars of the said Counties be divided and run accordingly, thy the Commissioners...1752

In Orange Co., NC records there is a Samuel SORRAL: Warrant 3 Nov 1753 for 300 acres on both sides S. Hico; includes mouth of Double Cr. , Entered 3 Dec 1751, survey for 422 acres, Deed 12 Nov 1756 listed in the "Abstracts of the loose papers from the Granville Proprietary and office for Orange County". There is also a Samuel Sorrell listed in the Bristish Claims after the Revolutionary War records as owing 36 pounds of silver: Captain John Motley of Wake says he knew Samuel Sorrell very well. About the commencement of the War, he removed from Wake to Saluda (Edgefield Co. then) in South Carolina, where he now resides. He was a very poor man. He had a small tract of land not worth the taxes that were paid for it. He was a careless, lazy man and now lives as poor upon Saluda as he lived in Wake. He was always insolvent since informant knew him, and it was folly to give him credit.

1757 Thomas and George Sorrell voted in Orange Co., NC to have Wake Co., NC formed. Wake was actually founded on 4 Jun 1771. Raleigh is the county seat.

Also Orange Co., NC Deed Book 3. page 592: 1 May 1771, James McMurry of Orange to John McMurry of same, two hundred pounds, 222 acres, on both sides Double Cr. of Hico, begin at a while oak, S 65 ch. to a white oak, W 65 ch. to a hicory, N 2 ch. 75 lk. to the line of Samuel Sorrl, N45E 86 ch. 50 lk., E 2 ch. 75 lk. to first station; Granville to Samuel Jarrat, Senr. 20 November 1756, Jarrett to Neil McCoy 13 Sep 1765; signed: James (m) McMurray; witness: Samuel McMurry, Elizabeth McMurry acknowledged July Term 1772. (Ed. note: This deed is not found in the surviving deeds from the Granville Land Office.) Also in Jun 1753: Entry 5-9 The following persons appointed Constables to wit: Samuel Sowel or Sorrel in the room of Hugh Dobbin.

Also: Entry 20-39: Samuel Sorrell records his mark. Two deeds from Earl of Granville. July 1754
In the First Tax List of Orange Co., NC 1755, I did not find a SORRELL listed in the transcribed list.

Tignal Jones is listed on numerous documents with our Edward SORRELL: so a search was conducted to determine from where Tignal Jones may have come before Orange and Wake Co., NC: from an ancestry entry: Tignal Jones: Birth: 1705 [1735] - Isle Of Wight, Virginia, USA
Death: 29 Aug 1807 - Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, USA Marriage: 1755

William Barbee of Essex and Middlesex Counties, Virginia (1660 - 1720). Descendants moved to the Wake, Chatham, Orange Counties area of North Carolina

"A Study of the Barbee-Crowell families in NC"
1795-02-25 Orange Co NC Court Minutes
James Motley appointed Guardian of Orphans of Christopher Barby, deceased (to wit) Milly Barby, Patsy
Barby, Edy Barby -- in Bond with Thomas Hopson in the sum of 250 pounds each.

Benjamin Blake: The first of our Blakes to come to these shores was Thomas Blake who was born about 1640 in England. He died ca. 1707 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia. His first patent for land was for 240 acres on June 8, 1664. He later received other grants totaling 800 acres. His wife was Alice (?Champion?). They had four known children.
1. Isodemias Christian Blake who married a Mr. Burgess.
2. Elizabeth Blake
3. William Blake was born ca. 1680 in Notoway Parish, Isle of Wight Co., VA and died March 12, 1746 in Southampton Co., VA. He married Mary Sessums, born ca. 1685 in Lawnes Creek Parish, Surry Co., VA and died after 1746. Mary was the daughter of Nicholas Sessums and Katherine -?-.
3a. Sessums Blake appears to have remained in Southampton Co., VA where he appears on the 1787 Census Tax List A.
3b. Benjamin Blake was born ca. 1713 and died May 1783 in Orange Co., NC. About 1752 he married Martha Jones, who was from Edgecombe Co., NC. Benjamin was a planter. Per the Wake County, NC Court Minutes, Benjamin Blake, Sr came into Court and prayed administration on the Estate of William Moore (as next of kin) which was granted. His brothers, Joseph and William were his securities. His will was dated April 2, 1783.
4. Judith W. Blake married Joshua Ambrose Smith

8 Oct 1761: Edward Sorrell: Grant 0145 In NC, 75 Acres in Dobb Co., Deed from Johnston Co., NC E Side of Bear Ck, Johnston Co., NC Deed,

In Orange Co., NC court records:
August 1763, page 55: "Ordered that the following persons, to wit, be appointed Jurors to lay out a Road...from Johnsons Line near Edward Herring's spring to the Cape Fare Road, near the place where James Trice formerly lived...Edward Herring, Edward Sorrell, Benjamin Blake, Tignal Jones, Nathaniel Jones, Christopher Barbee, Henry Beasley, Benjamin Saxon, Samuel Saxon, Richard Hopson, Nathaniel Almond, Samuel Parks, John Booth, Dred Bennett, William Dorom or Durham, George Herndon, John Trice, James Acock, & Joseph Barbee & that Christopher Barbee be app. Overseer..."

There is also a case noted in the court of May 1765 of Edward Sorrell vs. James Trice a Case listed on page 394. Edmund SORREL agt. James TRICE: Case. And the Defendant by his Attorney comes and Defends the force and injury when and where &c and saith that he did not assume in manner and form as the Plaintiff against him hath declared and of this he puts himself upon the County and the Plaintiff Likewise. Therefore let a Jury come agreable to Act of Assembly to Recognize &c. (sic)

Orange Co., NC Register of Orange Co., NC deeds 13 Aug 1765 Grantor: John Burt to Grantee: Edward Sorrel Acreage: 640 Deed of Sale: Witnesses: Tignal Jones. (This is no record of this in the original deed books which are thought to have been destroyed. It is recorded in some of the reconstructed deed records, but is only listed verbatim as above. It is strongly thought that this is the same land that was was granted to John Burt on Crabtree on 9 Nov 1756 and surveyed on 1 Jul 1757. This was one of the Granville Grants. #226 by the state of NC. The description is: This plan represents a tract of land surveyed for John Burt on Stirrup Iron and Briar Creek beginning at a red oak, then running South cross a branch 85 chains to a pine, then East cross ye creek 75 chains 30 links to a red oak splin then North 85 chains to a pine, then West cross Briar and Stirrup Iron Creek to the first station containing six hundred & forty acres survey the first day of July 1757. Chain Carriers: Edward Hopson and John Pitts. Surveyed by W. Churton.

In Heads of Families from the First Census of the United States:
Edward Sorrell 1 male over 16, 5 females, listed in Fayette District, Cumberland Co., NC also in the same county: John Sorrell: 1 male over 16, 2 males under 16, and 6 females.

Index to Revolutionary War Service Records:
Elisha, srv as Pvt in 10th VA regt, also see 6th VA Regt
John, srv as Pvt in Lee's Legion of Cont Troops
John, srv as Pvt in 4th Regt of Light Dragoons in Cont Troops
Richard, srv as Pvt in 10th VA Regt (likely the line of Russell Sorrells and Thelma Prince)
Thomas, srv as Pvt in NC Troops, card #6420 roll #48
William, srv as Pvt in 10th VA Regt
Ben, srv as Pvt in 1st Regt of NC Mil
Edward, srv as Pvt in VA Troops, card #6423 roll #48: Abstract of Pension: (Dorcas) soldier married Dorcas Lewing 15 Dec 1814 in Lancaster or Northumberland Co., VA soldier application 14 Aug 1832 in Northumberland Co., VA aged 79 and soldier had lived there at enlistment, soldier died 7 Jul 1837 and his widow applied 21 Nov 1853 in Lancaster Co., VA but was a resident in Baltimore, MD, she applied for BLW 16 Apr 1855 at Baltimore, MD having move3d there in 1846 from Northumberland Co., VA.
Elisha, srv as Pvt in 6th VA Regt:Abstract for Pension: S37190, applied 17 Jun 1818 Bath Co., KY aged 64, in 1820 soldier was 66 with a wife aged 57 and 3 chilren at home; John of age, James & Phebe underage, soldier enlisted in Culpeper Co., VA.
James, srv as Gunners' Mate in the Navy
John, srv as Pvt in 1st SC Regt
John or as John Lonell, srv as Pvt in 2nd VA Regt
John, srv as Pvt in 4th VA Regt
John, srv as Cpl in 5th VA Regt
John or as John Sorrels, srv as Pvt in 6th SC Regt
John, srv as Pvt in 14th VA Regt
Thomas, srv as Pvt in Grayson's Regt of Cont Troops
Thomas, srv as Pvt in 1st VA Regt: Abstract of Reb. War Pension: S6137, applied 16 Apr 1818 Westmoreland Co., VA, solider lived in Northumberland Co., VA at enlistment in 1820 solider was aged 62 with a wife aged 45 and 1 daughter age 11 living at home (no names given.)
John, srv as Pvt in 6th SC Regt
John, NC Line, S3953, solider lived in Rutherford Co., NC at enlistment, applied 8 Oct 1832 Butler Co., KY.
Richard or as Richard Sorrel, srv as Pvt in 10th VA Regt
Elisha or as Elisha Sorrell, srv as Pvt in 6th VA Regt
William or as Willam Sorrel, srv as Pvt in 10th VA Regt
SORROLL, Thomas, srv as Pvt in VA Troops, card #6439 roll # 48

Most of the pertinent records in Wake County, NC were destroyed by fire in 1832.
Raleigh Register, assorted articles including:
February 28, 1823, "A Fire!"
September 27, 1832, "Unfortunate Raleigh!"

Edward Sorrell was the first of that surname to appear in Wake County, North Carolina. The county was formed in 1771 from parts of Cumberland County, Johnston County, and Orange County . It was named for Margaret Wake, wife of Governor William Tryon.

1771 Wake Co., NC County Court Minutes A-1, (3-3) Ordered that Edward Sorrell be continued an overseer over the same piece of Road he formally was & (other notes illegible) (This is very likely the road that was previously in Orange Co., NC)

2 March 1773, Wake Co., NC Ordered to lay off roade: Edward Sorrell, Senr

Edward SORRELL, Sr. is mentioned in the Wake Co., NC Record Books, 1777, as being involved in the laying of a road beginning on the county lines of Wake and Orange down the ridge between the Indian Branch and Middle Branch, across Crabb Tree Creek to the Hillsborough Road.

He had sons Edward, Jr., Thomas, and William. Thomas and William were adults in 1778 as they and Edward were involved in the laying of a road from the upper end of the Veneson Ham Road into the road leading from Tignal Jones's to Hillsborough.

Wake Co., NC Edward deeded land to Thomas in 1778. William deeded 640 acres of land on Edward SORRELL's line in December of the same year.

Revolutionary Pay Vouchers, NC Treasurers and Comptroller's Records: Revolutionary War 1775-1783 A total of 23 vouchers for Sorrells men are extant. Holes the size of pennies were punched in these vouchers when they were cashed in. This accounts for the missing words.

Edward-#279, Wake Co., NC 3 Apr 1781: Voucher 279 states: Wake County, {This may certify that as Commissioner for the County aforesaid I have purchased from Edward Sorrell Eighty three pounds & a half of Baron amounting to Thirteen Spanish Milled Dollars and Eleven twelfths SM dollar, who witness to bear in that the rate of (unclear) until paid, agreable to an act of the General Assembly in such case made. Given under my hand this 3rd day of April anno Dom. 1781. Thomas Wootten Comm. (Definition of Baron is "a piece of meat such as sirloin that has not been severed from the backbone.")

John-#338, and 472-Hillsborough: Voucher 338 states: By virtue of the Authority vested in us, by an Act of the General Assembly, passed at Newbern, January 1792, we hereby certify, that the State of N.C. is indebted to JOHN SORRELL .... soldier in the Continental Line of said State, the ... twenty pounds two sh. eight pence specie, with interest from the first day of August 1783, as appears by vouchers lodged in this Office. Hillsborough, lst May 1782. B. Sanders, J. Franklin, commissioners.
and Voucher 472 states: N.C. Agreeable to Act of Assembly, passed January 1792, the State aforesaid, is indebted to JOHN SORRELL of the late Continental Line, the sum of six pounds fourteen sh. & two pence specie, being one fourth of his pay and interest to first August 1783, for which he is entitled to prompt payment. Hillsborough, 1 .. May 1792. J.N. Binford, B. Sanders. [See John Sorrell Final Settlement this website] On back of this paper is signed, Wm. T. Lewis, also J. Sorrell.

Thomas-#183, #299, Hillsborough

1779 Qualified for Jury Duty: Edward SORRELL

Treasurer's and Comptroller's Papers Revolutionary War Pay Vouchers:State of North Carolina

Deed Book K: page 274 State of NC grant #774 to James Jones, Oct. 28, 1782, a tract of 500 acres lying on both sides of Lick Branch, Middle Branch, and the Indian Camp Branch adjoining his own line, Joseph Blake, Sorrel, Aron Johnston, Tignall Jones, and Thomas Phillips.

Deed Book G: page 282: Asa Blake of Wake Co. to Isaac Hunter of same, May 13, 1786, for 510 pds. NC currency a tract of 522 acres situated on both sides of Reedy Branch adjoining Wm. Brazier, Roberson Hendon, Wm. Duffell, and Wm. Morgan; also, another tract of 400 acres lying on both sides of Brier Creek adjoining Tingnal Jones, Jno. Bradford, John Jones, Edw'd Sorrell, and James Jones. Wit: Josiah Riddick, Reuben Sanders.

Wake County Taxes, 1793-Captain Barbee's District:
William Sorrell Land 504, with 1 White Poll and 2 Black Polls
Thomas Sorrell Land 320 with 2 White Poll and 4 Black Polls
Edward Sorrel Land 208 with 2 White Poll and 1 Black Poll (Edward, Jr. is still at home?)

Cumberland Co., NC Deed Book (E) Edward Sorrell Grant 3702 N C 50 acres Anderson's Creek, 17 Dec 1787
Cumberland Co., NC Deed Book (G) Edward Sorrell, Grant 3702 1 Mar, 1800

Wake Co., NC Deed Book Q: page 125, George Waldrope & James Waldrope of Wake Co., planters, to William Sorrel of same, April 19, 1799, for 80 dollars a tract of 100 acress lying on both sides of Brier Creek adjoining Edward Sorrel. Wit: John Medearis, Needham Sorrel.

Also: Deed Book Q, page 318: George Waldrope of Wake Co., To James Loe of same, Dec. 11, 1799 for 150 dollars a tract of 155 acres on the waters of Stirrup Iron Creek adjoining William Sorrel and Achills Mergass (?). Wit: W. D. Medeares, Demsey Woodard.

1790 Wake Co., NC Census, Hillsborough District :

In 1790 Thomas deeded to William, witnessed by Edward. He also deeded land to Edward, witnessed by William. This Edward was probably the son of Edward, Sr., and the brother of Thomas and William. (This seems to be the son's dividing their father's land.)

DORRIS BARBEE m in Wake 25 Aug 1835 Elizabeth Ann Sorrell

There is a deed in Wake Co., NC on Nov 1801 from Edward SORRELL to John LINN. (I wonder if this is when Edward decided to leave and go to Surry Co., NC?)

Most of the Deeds from Wake Co., NC from the 1770s to 1832 were burned.

In Claims of British Merchants after the Revolutionary War, dated 14 Sept 1800 and arranged by Counties, abstracted by Ransom McBride (from: British Records Collection, Treasury Series, T79/83, Microfilm Box Z.5.149N, Also Public Record Office: Reference: T79 89 X/J 7416 #77.2513.31), and appearing in the NC Genealogical Society Journal February 1991, Volume XVII, No 1, pg 28, (noted page 31):Edward SORRELL, Sr. is mentioned as owing 38 pounds sterling. The report of William Duffy, Agent, states that "he called on Thomas SORRELL, eldest son of Edward SORRELL, deceased, and learned from him that his father died about the year 1790; that he made no will; and that no administration was had upon the Estate, the children agreeing to divide the property among themselves amicably and thinking their father very little in debt; that no receipts were found among the few papers of his father, nor remembers that he ever heard his father mention this debt; His father at all times was able to pay it, but no application was made by suit or otherwise; Mrs. SORRELL, wife of Thomas, says she remembers to have heard the old man say the HAMILTONs were indebted to him for a hogshead of tobacco (A tobacco hogshead was used in American colonial times to transport and store tobacco. It was a very large wooden barrel. A standardized hogshead measured 48 inches (1220 mm) long and 30 inches (760 mm) in diameter at the head (at least 550 L, depending on the width in the middle), Fully packed with tobacco, it weighed about 1000 pounds (450 kg).)

The children of Edward SORRELL, deceased, are Thomas and William, now living on Crab Tree in Wake and in very good circumstances. Edward (Jr.) removed to the Shallow Ford of the Yadkin in Rowan poor. Betsey intermarried with Francis Barby, since removed to King and Queen County, VA, and Susannah intermarried with Captain Dempsey Blake of Wake, a rich man."

Edward Sorrell
Birth Date: 1750
Birthplace: North Carolina
Volume: 161
Page Number: 122
Reference: Heads of fams. at the first U.S. census. NC. By U.S. Bureau of the Census. Washington, 1908. (292p.):40

Internet Information:
* BIRTH: ABT. 1740, Virginia
* EVENT: Was a French Hugenot 1750
* EVENT: Sauree was orignial name 1750
Susannah Sorrel b: ABT 1755 in Virginia
Thomas Sorrel b: ABT 1756 in Virginia
Elizabeth or Betsey Sorrel b: ABT 1758 in Virginia
William Sorrel b: ABT 1760 in Virginia
Edward or Ned Sorrel b: ABT 1762 in St Anns, Essex, VA
Martha or Patsey Sorrel b: ABT 1770 in Wake Co, North Carolina

I have seen his father listed as Robert of Westmoreland Co., VA (s/o) Robert and Margery Frank Sorrell. Of Course this Robert is listed as being born 1572 and dying the 5th Feb 1682 in Writtle, Essex, England. (So, this doesn't work!)

American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI)
about Edward Sorrell
Name: Edward Sorrell
Birth Date: 1740
Birthplace: Virginia
Volume: 161
Page Number: 122
Reference: Historical reg. Of Virginians in the Rev., soldiers, saliors and marines, 1775-1783. Ed. By John H. Gwathmey. Richmond, Va. 1938. (13, 872p.):728

Also: (Not ours either!-see below!)
Name: Edward Sorrell
Birth: 1762 - Essex, VA, USA
Death: 1824
Marriage: 13 Apr 1789 - Northumberland, VA, USA
Parents: Edward Sorrel
Spouse: Judith Kesterson
Edward Sorrell was seventy-nine years old when he applied for a Revolutionary War pension in Northumberland County court on 14 August 1832 [M804-2246, frame 0911]. He was a "free mulatto" head of a Northumberland County household of 10 "other free" in 1810 [VA:996]. His widow Dorcas moved to Baltimore about 1846 where she applied for and received a survivor's pension on 21 November 1853 [M804-2246, frame 0927]. Also: John PINN, born say 1750, a "Free" head of a Northumberland County, VA household of 3 "Blacks" in 1782 . His 9 July 1785 Northumberland County will, proved 9 July 1792 but not recorded, mentioned (his wife?) Ann Kesterson, who was to receive all his estate as long as she remained single or married a free person. However, if she married a slave, then the entire estate was to go to his sister, Sally Nickens. Ann Kesterson was probably the Nanny Pin who was head of a Lancaster County household of 3 "other free" in 1810 [VA:357]. She was probably the sister of Judith Kesterson who married Edward Sorrell, 13 April 1789 Northumberland Co bond.

From “Early American Series, Early NC Vol 1” (Library of Congress, Wash D. C.) is listed: SORREL, Samuel in Wilkes Co., NC Hardins District ST 1787

“Early American Series, Early NC, Volume 3:
SORRELL, Thomas in Bertie Co.NC, 1757
SORRIL, George in Surry Co., NC 1771
SORRILL, Thomas in Bertie Co., NC 1757
SORRILS, John in Rutherford Co., NC 1782

Add to Joseph Sorels (father of Joseph Judson Sarrels)

"Sorrells Family, Pioneers of Old Buncombe County, NC; Descendants of Joseph and Millie Sorrells From 1760 to 2002" by Marshall Styles (Library of Congress Wash, D. C.)

“NC Bastardy Bonds” Camin & Camin (Library of Congress, Wash D. C.): Bonds posted because of the birth or impending birth of a bastard child. These bonds were intended to protect the county or parish from the expense of raising the child. When the pregnancy of a woman or birth of a child was brought to the attention of the court, a warrant was issued and the woman brought into court. She was examined (questioned) under oath and asked to declare the name of the child’s father. The reputed father was then served a warrant and required to post bond. If the woman refused to name the father, she, her father or some other interested party would post the bond. In some cases it was found that the mother and reputed father together posted the bond. If the woman refused to post bond or declare the father, she was often sent to jail.

Cynthia Sorrell & James Lynn 23 Sept 1811 child had already been
born (apparently they married later)
Elinor(Elenor) Sorrell & Anderson Chavis 19 Feb 1835 child already born
Elizabeth Smith & Alvis Sorrell 17 April 1837 child not born yet (by Aug
1837 the child had been born)
Elizabeth Smith & John Sorrell 18 August 1841 child already born
Elizabeth Smith & father not named 21 Feb 1844 Bond posted by Elizabeth
Smith, Dempsey Sorrell and Sarah Pollard
Mary King & Alvis Sorrell 21 Sept 1841 child not born yet (Mary's father
is named as John King Sr)
Sarah Smith & father not named 20 Aug 1829 Bond posted by: Sarah Smith,
Dempsey Serrille & Stephen Law signed by Dempsey Sorrell
Sally Slaughter & father not named 14 Sept 1822 Bond Posted by: Sally
Slaughter, John Sorrell & Thomas Petty

Not sure if this spelling was the same (I'm guessing not but...)
Susan Surles & Edward Burges 18 Nov 1819
Susannah Searles father not named 18 May 1824 Bond posted by: Susannah
Searles, Edward Burgess & Thomas Pettey
Susannah Searles & father not named 21 Nov 1822 Bond posted by: Susannah
Searles, Edward Burgess & Zachariah Wimberley
Frances Whitehead & Frank Searls/Francis Searls 18 April 1817
Rhoda Pollard & Berry Surls/Searles 24 March 1826

Find Matthew Sorrell & Thomas Sorrell helping post bond for other guys who
were charged

Customer's of the William Hill General Merchansies Store Raleigh,NC (from
Feb 7, 1807 Micajah Sorrell
Feb 17, 1807 Eliajah Sorrell

SORRELY, William pg 48 in Caswell Co., 1780-1829 Bondsman for Mary Willson Jan 1783
SORREL, Dempsey 115, Wake Co., NC Bondsman for Sarah Smith 20 Aug 1829
John, 115 Wake Co., Bondsman for Salley Slawter 21 Nov 1822 and 14 Sep 1822,
SORRELL, Alvis 116, Wake Co., NC Bondsman for Elizabeth Smith 11 Sep 1837 & 24 Nov 1837 and SORRELL, Alvis, Wake Co., NC Bondsman for Mary King Apr 1844 (listed as daughter of Solomon KING) and Feb 1842 and pg 117 Mary King (2) Oct 1841
John, 116, Wake Co., NC Bondsman for Elizabeth Smith Mar 1846, pg 117 Aug 1841
Elenor, 116, Wake Co., NC Listed as mother: Bondsman Anderson Chavis and William Vick on 19 Feb 1835
Ezekiel, 13, Bertie Co., NC listed as Bondsman for Judy Harrell on May 1814 with Whiliam White, Jr. and Dempsey Boyce
Oliver 116, Wake Co., NC Bondsman for Mary KING Mar 1846
P. A., 118, Wake Co., NC Listed as the 3rd Bondsman for Elina KING on Sep 1869 with Jack Jones and Lenord House
Sintahy, 113, Wake Co., NC Listed as mother on 20 Feb 1812 Bondsman: James Lyon, Zach Smith, and Matthew Lynn
Synthia, 113, Wake Co., NC Listed as mother on 20 Sep 1811 Bondsman: James Lyon, Zach Smith and Matthew Lynn
SORRELS, L. F., 27, Buncombe Co., NC Bondsman for Sarah Wilson Jun 1879 with G. S. Whitaker, NA Penland, FM Sterms,
Margaret, 28, Burke Co., NC Listed as a mother of begotten children in Apr 1795 Session

The State Records of NC Volume 15 pg 399 Extract from Pay Roll of Capt. Elisha Rhodes’s Co of the 1st NC Regiment of Militia Commanded by Colo. Samuel Jarves. (Bureau of Pensions, Loose Roll):
Ben SORREL Rank: Private. Commencement of Pay June 5, 1780

The State Records of NC Volume 16, pg 1161: Roster of the Continental Line from NC 1783 Thomas SORREL, 10th Regiment: , SORREL,Thos., private, Blount’s Company Date of Enlistment: 20 Jul 1778 for period of 9 months service: Died 16 Sep 1778.

Volume 16, pg 1164 10th Regiment: SORRELL, Lewis, Private in Carter’s Co., Enlisted 12 Feb 1781, for 12 months: Omtd.before 1782.

District # 2 TAYLOR
Lenoir County - Vicinity of LaGrange and the Institute community.

Abstracts of Deed of Cumberland Co., NC, Volumne 2: 1770-1785: Book 6, Entry pg. 435: 26 Jan 1778 Matthias Liverman to John Sorrell, both planters of Cumberland, for (pound 10 N.C.) 436 a. below Lower Little River, patent to sd. Liverman 9 Apr 1770.

Cumberland Co., NC Absracts of Wills 1754-1863: Pg. 161: John Sorrel, Will Book A: 181: I. R. 1812/Sep 1812: Daugthers: Sarah, Elizabeth Mason, Rosannah Thompson, Susannah, Nancy McDougald, Sons: James, John, Thomas, Francis. Witnesses: Alex Morrison, Penelope Morrison. Exec. William L. Walker (friend) and son Francis Sorrel.

Page 3: John Sorril and Thos. Armstrong withnesses on George Armstrong's will: 22 Sep 1786/Jul 1794.

27 Sep 1779: Will record, Cumberland Co., NC listed as jurors on the hearing are: John Sorrel, and Francis Serrell.

Cumberland Co., NC Land Entries:
31 Jul 1793, borders on Sorret's survey on Cales Cr.
7 Jul 1794 100 acres of Mils Cr. between Sorrel and Cole
5 Jan 1792 on Dry Swamp; border: his own line and John Sorrel
4 Aug 1794 border his 65 ac tract and Jno Sorril.

Marriage Records, Cumberland Co., NC: Francis Sorrell to Flora McDuffie 9 Apr 1816
Thomas Sorrell to Betsy Ingram 15 May 1823
Ann Sorrell to Archibald McDugal 20 Mar 1804
Betsy Sorrell to Raiford Mason 5 Apr 1808

2 25 Robert Surls 40
2 33 William Surls 152
2 35 Edward Surls 1,589

1790 Census Index: Wake County, NORTH CAROLINA
1790 Wake Co., NC Census:

1790 Cumberland Co., NC Census:
Edward Sorrell 1-0-5--
John Sorrell 1-2-6--
Lewis Sorrell 1-

129. Unknown

If same naming pattern as the men's names, then this ladies name is Martha or Patsey.

136. John SCOTT Sr.

Some information provided by: Rev. LaVerne "Pike" Thomas, 522 E. Flournoy Lucas Rd., Shreveport, LA, 71115, (318) 798-1884 (1995) E-mail: (2005)

Also family posted on by (2000)

1782 a John Scott tithed in Washington Co., VA, precinct of Major Dysart [near Andrew Kincannon]

1781 to 1786 Personal propery tax called John Scott, Sr.

29 Jan 1783 Grant on Middle Fork, Hoston River for 400 acres (settlement 1772) reference to the same 1801 (Washington Co., VA Land Grant Book 1, 229 and 254)

16 Dec 1794 John and Ann Scott to John Orr sold 169 acres for 150 pounds of 1785 400 acrea tract (Washington County, VA Deed Book 1 pg 378-9)

19 Aug 1794 John and Ann Scott to Isaac Williams 150 acres for 100 pounds (Washington Co., VA Deed Book 1 pg 379)

October 21, 1794 John Scott purchase from Stephen and Millie Wheeler 30 pounds for 128 acres (Washington Co., VA Deed Book 1 pg. 347)

15 Dec 1794 John and Ann Scott to Jacob Wolf 81 acres for 75 pounds part of the 400 acres (Washington Co., VA Deed Book 1 pg 416-7)

"...a Revolutionary soldier. He was a Private, Virginia Militia, under the command of Captain Alex Mears, March 13, 1782, from Montgomery County, VA. (Auditors accounts, XVIII, page 426, State Library; "Virginia Soldiers of 1776:, State Library, Richmond, VA.) John Scott died March 4, 1803, will book #2, page 419, Washington County, Va."--The Genealogical History of William Henry Kinnison--1981 pg 79

4 Mar 1803 children renounce estate to the widow Anna for sister Mary W signed and executed by John Scott, Jr.:
"Whereas John Scott Senr died without a Will leaving a small real & personal Estate as also a Widow Anna Scott with an unfortunate child being a ideot. And whereas we Andrew Scott, John Scott, Wilson Scott, David Clark who
intermarried with Isabella Scott and George Kincannon who intermarried with Anne Scott are heirs and heiresses of the said real & personal Estate of which the said John Scott Senr died intestate, but calling to mind the forlorn situation of our mother Anna Scott wife & relict of the said John Scott decd. and the unfortunate Child, our sister Mary W. Scott, who is a charge to our said Mother, we do therefore and in consideration of natural affection to our said Mother Anna Scott hereby for ourselves and heirs freely relinquish all title claim interest or right in and to the said Estate so left undevised by the said John Scott to the said Anna witness our hands & seals this 4th Day of March 1803." (Washington Co., VA Will Book 2 pg 419-420 recorded 18 Oct 1803)

JOHN SCOTT s/o Andrew Scott <andrew.html> b. 1734 York or Chester co. Pennsylvania m. ca 1756? probably Pa., Ann(a) Craytin/Clayton/Creighton b. ca. 1744 d. 1810's Adair co. Ky. Her birthdate has been listed as ca. 1737, but guessing by her children's birthdates implies a birthdate closer to 1744; she was probably a bit younger than her husband, as he seems to have fathered children at least from the ages of about 29 to about 43.
More than one source has said that John Scott, father of John Wilson Scott I, was born in or about 1734 in Pennsylvania, the son of Andrew Scott, who emigrated from Scotland to Pennsylvania in or about 1725 ("Annals of Iowa", Vol. XIII, No. 4, April, 1922; "History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon co. Illinois", 1876). These sources relied heavily on 2nd- and 3rd-generation descendants of John Wilson Scott I, so their information was apparently the family tradition passed down by John Wilson Scott I.
Anna's maiden name was long thought to be Wilson, which would account for the name being passed down to her sons and beyond. However, no proof has ever been found. Many sources have repeated the obvious date errors in "History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon co. Illinois" (that the John Scott who was born in 1734 and married in 1756 also fought in the Revolutionary War and had his eldest son born in 1786); also listed in this book was that John Wilson Scott's first wife was Ann Craytin. However, since many of George & Anne Scott Kincannon's (see below) descendants passed on the family name "Creighton" (including to their youngest daughter, Isabella Creighton Kincannon), and absolutely none of the descendants of George Kincannon's brothers and sisters passed on that name, it was thought by Kincannon family researchers- and is reasonable to conclude- that the name was passed from Anne Scott's family. The confusion in "History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon co. Illinois" may have come from Ann Creighton being John Wilson Scott's mother's name, not his first wife's name.
The basic problem may be that all the family tradition information before John Wilson Scott I was passed down by him and him alone- there is no proof so far of any of his brothers and sisters interacted with his family after his marriage to Nancy Keith. It is understandable that one detail that would be incorrectly repeated by his second family is the name of his first wife.
According to "Annuals of Southwest Virginia", under 'First Surveys of Land in Washington co. Va.', p. 1245, John Scott was surveyed with 400 acres in Washington county on 20 Aug 1781 that was actually settled in 1772, as well as 400 acres that probably was the same land on 29 Jan 1783 on the north side of the middle fork of the Holston River, and 400 acres (again, may or may not be the same land) on a branch of the Little Hoston River and the north side of the middle fork of the Holston River.
On 18 May 1781, John Scott was a part of a grand jury (along with Francis Kincannon) in a case between William Jenkins and his father Thomas Jenkins.
From 1781 to 1802, John Scott was listed in various tax lists and personal property lists in Washington county, Virginia. He was always listed as owning as few as 3 or as many as 6 horses. Because there was another extended Scott family living nearby at the time, it is difficult to ascertain which other Scotts belong to which family, but I believe his son John (listed as "John Jr.") was enumerated with him 1783; his son Wilson in 1788 & 1789; and his son Andrew in 1795 and 1797-1805 (when the lists I had access to ended). Since we know John (Jr.) was born in 1763, resonable estimates for Wilson & Andrew's birthdates would be 1768 and 1775 respectively, if they ventured onto their own land at the same ages.
No other John Scott is listed in 1784, so our John (Wilson) Scott had left the county, either as a widower, or with his young wife and child- the wife dying shortly after. In 1785 another John Scott is listed, and in 1786 two "J. Scotts" were listed, but they did not live near the elder John Scott of our line. Also in 1786, Russell county was formed from part of Washington county. In 1787 and 1788, our John Scott is the only one listed- it would seem the other J. Scotts lived in what became Russell county. At this point, it is believed our John W. Scott I was married to Nancy Keith and they had had their first child, Andrew.
On 17 Aug 1788, a tax list shows listed next to each other a John Scott with one male age 16-21 and 6 horses, and a William Scott with one male age 16-21 and 2 horses. On 17 Oct 1788, a tax list shows a John Scott and a Wilson Scott in Washington co. Va., listed next to one another, as being white males and having 6 and 2 horses respectively (establishing, at least, that Wilson was sometimes enumerated at William). Only John Scott was shown to own land, the same 400 acres, 3.4 per, and value of 66.13.4. Wilson Scott appears again in 1789 (now with 3 horses), but not again thereafter. John Scott continues to list 2 "county levys" (adult white males), so it would appear Wilson Scott left the county in 1789/90.
A John Scott Jr. is listed in the Washington county tax lists beginning in 1789. Eventually, he owns three parcels of land consisting of 231, 60, and 20 1/2 acres (from 1801 on). This is clearly a son of Samuel Scott Sr., of the other Scott family near Ebbing Spring (although it's important to note that in 1789, John Scott Jr. is listed between John Scott and Wilson Scott). There are also other John Scotts in those lists- a John Scott listed as "John Scott R. O." (1791-1794), "John Scott W. M." (1795-1798), and "John Scott R. V." (1799-1802) all seem to refer to the same person living on 126 acres. There is also an "extra" unaccounted for John Scott listed in 1789, another John Scott Jr. in 1790, and a John Scott in 1791. It's possible our John W. Scott I lived in Washington county for some time before finally settling in South Carolina- he isn't listed in the 1790 census in South Carolina where we know he lived.
On 15 Dec 1794, John and Anne Scott sold, for £75, 81 acres on the north side of the middle fork of the Holston River in Washington co. Va., to Jacob Wolf, The next day, 16 Dec 1794, John and Anne Scott sold, for £150, 160 acres on the north side of the middle fork of the Holston River in Washington co. Va., to John Orr. On that same day, they sold, for £100, 150 acres on a branch of the middle fork of the Holston River in Washington co. Va., to Isaac Williams. In the tax lists for 1793 and 1794, John Scott is listed with 250 acres; from 1795-1798, with no land. From 1799 until his death, he shows as having 122 acres.
In 1802, a John Scott was recorded to have taken the oath to the Commonwealth of Virginia and the oath of an Ensign in the 2nd battalion of the 70th regiment of the Virginia Militia by justice of the peace Samuel Meek- probably not our John Scott.
In the History of Rhea County, Tennessee, where George and Ann Scott Kincannon lived for a time (see below), John Scott was referred to as "Captain John Scott".
Sometime shortly before Thursday, 4 Mar 1803, John Scott died in Washington co. Va. without leaving a will. In a document (will book 2, page 419) filed on 4 Mar 1803 and proven in court on 18 Oct 1803, John Scott's heirs relinquished any claims to his estate, in consideration for their mother, who was said to be in a "forlorn situation", with "an unfortunate child being an ideot". They left the estate "to her own use & for the benefit, raising & nurturing the said unfortunate child Mary W. Scott".
On 9 Mar 1803, an inventory was taken of all the personal property of John Scott. <jsinventory.html>
On 1 Jan 1804 (the document was proven in court 17 Jan 1804), Ann Scott sold, for $1 (implying it was a gift), the tract of land where she lived on the north side of the middle fork of the Holston River in Washington co. Va., to Andrew Scott (her son). The land totalled about 6 acres. On 14 Jan 1804, Andrew Scott sold, for $280.25, 31 acres and 36 poles on the north side of the middle fork of the Holston river in Washington co. Va., where the heirs of Gabriel Gills lived, to Philip & Margaret Greever. On 19 Oct 1807, David Clark and Ann Scott sold 116 acres on the north side of the middle fork of the Holston.
John & Anna Creighton Scott had at least 6 children, according to John Scott's will:
John (Wilson) <jws1.html> b. 29 May 1763 York co. Pennsylvania (probably either near Peach Bottom or in what is now Adams co. PA), d. 13 Mar 1847 Waynesville, Dewitt co. Illinois. m/1. 3 May 1782 Washington co. Va. Sarah Kincannon d/o Francis Sr. & Elizabeth Summers? Kincannon, one child; m/2. about Feb 1785 Nancy Keith d/o Daniel & Elizabeth Liddell Keith, b. 22 July 1766 Pennsylvania or Talbot co. Maryland d. 13 Sept 1838 Waynesville Twp., McLean (now Dewitt) co. Ill.; 14 children.
Wilson- b. ca. 1768 d. after 1803, maybe 1810's Lincoln co. Tenn., maybe 1830's McNairy co. Tenn. m. ca. 1787 _____, who prob. d. before 1803. Wilson was listed in tax lists in Washington co. Va. in 1788 and 1789 and not thereafter. There was no wife for Wilson listed in his father's probate in 1803, so he very well might have been widowed by then (or he had not yet married by the age of about 35). He may have moved to McNairy co. Tenn., as there is a Wilson Scott listed in his 50's in the 1830 census of that county (giving a birthdate in the 1770's), who appears to be a widower (no woman his age listed in the household), with (apparently) a son Jesse living nearby. Neither Wilson or Jesse were there in 1840. Or, he could be the patriarch of the Scott family of Lincoln county, Tennessee, and married a Catherine _____ and had 9 children (or this could be his brother Andrew). Some records of that family seem to indicate a father named Andrew, and some a father named Wilson. Whoever it was died so early the records are very sketchy.
Ann b. ca. 1772, either York (now Adams) co. Penn. or Augusta (now Washington) co. Va. d. 1860's Bradley co. Tenn. m. c. 1787? 1791? Washington co. Va. George Kincannon b. ca. 1765 York (now Adams) co. Penn. d. ca. 1834 Rhea (now Meigs) co. Tenn. George & Ann moved to Sevier co. Tenn. in 1807, then to Rhea (now Meigs) co. Tenn. in the early 1820's, where George died. Ann later moved to Bradley co. Tenn. They had 10 or 11 children. George is said in some records as having fought at Kings Mountain, but in another to have cried because he was too young to go along. Ann is said in a county history from 1860 to still be living in Bradley county Tennessee, but I have not found her in the census for that year.
Andrew b. ca. 1775 prob. Augusta (now Washington) co. Va. d. 1815 (19?) Lincoln co. Tenn. (someone's research showed a death date of 1815, but his daugther Jane is listed in the 1850 as being age 30) m. Catherine _____ (Buchanan?) b. 1780 Va. d. after 1850 Lincoln co. Tenn. No marriage record is found in Washington co. Va. for them. The children of Catherine/Katherine Scott and her late husband of Lincoln county Tennessee might have been Andrew's or Wilson's. Some researchers have thought that they were one person, named Andrew Wilson Scott; if so, how could they have signed the 1803 renunciation document seperately?
Isabella b. 1776/7 now Washington co. Va. d. after 1850 Gibson co. Ind. m. 16 Apr 1795 Washington co. Va. (by Edward Crawford, Presbyterian) David Clark b. 1766/7 N. C. d. after 1850 Gibson co. Ind. s/o William & Mary _____ Dollison Clarke. David & Isabella moved to Adair co. Kentucky between 1807 and 1810 and to Gibson co. Ind. in 1826. They had at least 9 children, one of whom was named Wilson Clark.
Mary W. b. after 1785? Washington co. Va. d. 1803-1810? Washington co. Va. or Adair co. Kentucky. Listed in her father's probate as "an ideot", probably never married. She was referred to in that document as an "unfortunate child"; if we take this literally and assume it means she was under age 18, she would have been born after 1785. Her mother would then have been-- at least-- age 41 when she was born. She was alive in 1803 and seems to have died by 1810, because her mother seems to no longer be living with her.

On 9 Mar 1803, an inventory was taken of all the personal property of John Scott. <jsinventory.html>
On 1 Jan 1804 (the document was proven in court 17 Jan 1804), Ann Scott sold, for $1 (implying it was a gift), the tract of land where she lived on the north side of the middle fork of the Holston River in Washington co. Va., to Andrew Scott (her son). The land totalled about 6 acres. On 14 Jan 1804, Andrew Scott sold, for $280.25, 31 acres and 36 poles on the north side of the middle fork of the Holston river in Washington co. Va., where the heirs of Gabriel Gills lived, to Philip & Margaret Greever. On 19 Oct 1807, David Clark and Ann Scott sold 116 acres on the north side of the middle fork of the Holston.

Author: Matt Scott < Wilson Scott page>


1803 Administration of estate of late husband John, called "mother" in document of children in relinquishing their share of the estate. (Washington Co., VA Will Book 2 pg 383-5)

1 Jan 1804 Washington County, VA Deed Book 3 pg 118-119 a gift from Ann to son Andrew "land where she lives".

18 May 1804 purchased from Gabriel Gill, a merchant, at an estate sale pots and hooks (Washington Co., VA Will Book 2 pg 544 ff)

Some speculate that he maiden name was Wilson, but Matthew SCOTT who has done extensive SCOTT research does not concur:
Anna's maiden name was long thought to be Wilson, which would account for the name being passed down to her sons and beyond. However, no proof has ever been found. Many sources have repeated the obvious date errors in "History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon co. Illinois" (that the John Scott who was born in 1734 and married in 1756 also fought in the Revolutionary War and had his eldest son born in 1786); also listed in this book was that John Wilson Scott's first wife was Ann Craytin. However, since many of George & Anne Scott Kincannon's (see below) descendants passed on the family name "Creighton" (including to their youngest daughter, Isabella Creighton Kincannon), and absolutely none of the descendants of George Kincannon's brothers and sisters passed on that name, it was thought by Kincannon family researchers- and is reasonable to conclude- that the name was passed from Anne Scott's family. The confusion in "History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon co. Illinois" may have come from Ann Creighton being John Wilson Scott's mother's name, not his first wife's name.

140. Peter RYALLS

Information obtained from vertical files in Fayetteville at the Lincoln County Genealogical Library. Source: Llavinia Baster WELCH, P.O. Box 33664, Indialantic, FL 32903 (Jan 1995)


Lincoln Co., TN 1820 Census lists:
1530 34 Ryal, William 000001/11101

142. William M. CONWELL

U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about Comfort Coulter
Name: Comfort Coulter
Gender: Female
Birth Year: 1748
Spouse Name: William Conwell
Spouse Birth Year: 1746
Marriage State: of PA
Number Pages: 1

Elizabeth Conwell 1768 –
Thomas II Conwell 1770 – 1837
Mary Conwell 1770 – 1850
Sarah Conwell 1772 – 1845
Ruth Conwell 1774 – 1866
Lydia Conwell 1776 – 1838
Comfort Conwell 1778 – 1828
William Conwell 1779 – 1818
Alice Conwell 1781 –
Prettyman Conwell 1783 – 1863
Joseph Conwell 1785 –

U.S. Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
Name: William Conwell
Rank - Induction: Private
Roll Box: 29
Roll State: DE

PA Archives Series VI, Vol. 2, p 285: William Conwell served as Captain of the Second Co of the 4th Battalion of Westmoreland Co., PA Militia.

Reference: History of Fayette Co., PA, with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men. Edited by Franklin Ellis, Pub. by L. H. Everts & Co. of Philadelphia, PA in 1882, p 634: "At the beginning of the Revolutionary War, Willaim Conwell enlisted as a private in the Continental Line. In 1778 he was made a captain and placed in command of a company of rangers of Westmoreland (Fayette) County. "

Reference: PA Archives, Series III, Vol 23, p 316 and 819: The Muster Roll of the Navy and Line, Militia and Rangers 1775-1783: Captain William Conwell's Company of Frontier Rangers for the year 1778-83 is here given.

U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970
Name: Captain William Conwell
SAR Membership: 52095
Birth Date: 27 May 1746
Birth Place: Lewes, Delaware
Death Date: 1820
Death Place: Fayette, Pennsylvania
Father: Thomas Conwell
Mother: Elizabeth Claypoole
Spouse: Comfort Coulter
Children: Prettyman Conwell

U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970
Name: Captain William Conwell
SAR Membership: 66278
Birth Date: 1746
Birth Place: Sussex, Delaware
Death Date: 1820
Death Place: Fayette, Pennsylvania
Spouse: Comfort Coulter
Children: Ruth Conwell

Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-1999
Name: William Conwell
Military Branch: Army
Veteran of Which War: Revolutionary War
Cemetery Name: Conwell Private Cemetery
Cemetery Location: Brownsville; Fayette County, Pennsylvania

1820 United States Federal Census
Name: Comfort Conwell
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Luzerne, Fayette, Pennsylvania
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1
Number of Persons - Engaged in Manufactures: 1
Free White Persons - Over 25: 1
Total Free White Persons: 3
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 3

148. Joseph MCADAMS

I have searched the surname McADAMS vertical file in the TN State Archives & Library, 2012.

He served three tours in the Revolutionary War. First under Captain Carrington in the Regiment commanded by Hugh Tinnen. He later saw service under Captain George Hodge. He served in the volunteer militia of NC. Patriotic Service in NC.

(3 Aug 1840) Family Bible Records of Joseph McAdam giving marriage date and children's births were included with the Revolutionary War Pension Application made in Marshall Co., TN August Term of Court 1840, Book A. page 409, by Margaret McAdams, widow of Joseph. No 7606-Pension No. R-6579, found in the records dated 1812 now belongs to Mrs. Emily McAdams, Hillsboro, TX. JOSEPH MCADAMS, (North Carolina), Family Bible Records of Joseph McAdams giving Marriage date and childrens births were included with the Revolutionary War Pension application made in Marshall Co. Tennessee August term of the court of 1840. Book A, page 409 by Margaret McAdams, Widow of Joseph McAdams NO. 7606 - pension No. R-6579, included was a copy of the original page from the family bible. Moved to Tennessee NLT 1814. Joseph McAdams volunteered to serve in the Revolutionary War first under Captain Carrington in the regiment commanded by Colonel Hugh Tinnen. He later saw service under Capt. George Hodge.

He moved to Lincoln Co., Tennessee from Orange Co., NC after 1804 to Cane Creek south of Lewisburg near James Brown, Jessee McLean, and Henry Bagley. He died on May 18, 1823 leaving a will in which he named his wife and son Irwin, as his executors. Witnesses were: James Ralston, Jesse McClane, and Daniel Patison. Source: William T. Mitchell, from Rachel Collier's Whitsett Family genealogy.

Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900
Name: Joseph Mcaddam
Application State: North Carolina
Applicant Designation: Rejected Pension Application File
Second Applicant Name: Margaret Mcaddam
Archive Publication Number: M804
Archive Roll Number: 1661
Total Pages in Packet: 1

Check DAR Record applications for 1974., #547898

Listed in Revolutionary Soldiers buried in TN, page 417. Lists his birthplace, date, death and burial, wife's name and children.

Catherine and Susannah were twins.

Joseph and his older sons came to TN, cleared the land around 1806 and began to cultivate the land. He owned 600 acres from Elk Ridge to Mt. Zion, south of Belfast on the Fishing Ford Road. He was in Lincoln Co., TN (now Marshall Co.) after 1804 on Cane Creek, south of Lewisburg near James Brown, Jessee McLean, and Henry Bagley.

Federal censuses for 1790 for all counties in the area that became Tennessee are LOST for all counties. The 1800 Federal Census for all Tennessee counties was lost. The 1810 Federal Census for all Tennessee counties EXCEPT Rutherford and some of Grainger was lost.

He was in the Lincoln Co., TN 1820 Census. 447 11 McAdams, Joseph 001101/00101

He died on 18 May 1823 leaving a will in which he named his wife and son, Irwin, his executors. (Lincoln Co., TN Wills 21 Jul 1823) Margaret died on 1 Aug 1844 and both are believed to be buried in the family cemetery on the Old Fishing Ford Road, 2.7 miles south of Belfast, TN. Then turn right (west) onto Conrad Road and go about 0.2 miles. On the left will be an open area accessible by an opening in the fence. On the right will be a mobile home (1999). Walk south through the opening in the fence for about 30 yards angling a little to the left. There can be seen a rough, uneven terrain with a few stones protruding up through the ground's surface. Near the opening in the fence previously walked through will be found the stones which were moved there by a bulldozer many years ago. This family cemetery has now been destroyed.

From the cemetery, walk west up the hill path through the woods (not up Conrad Road) for about 1/3 mile and there will be a very tall, impressive rock chimney. This is all that remains of the Joseph and Margaret McAdams homestead. This was settled by our ancestors who were the land's first white settlers where they cleared and cultivated the land and built their home nearly 200 years ago.

"In the cemetery are buried some of my ancestors including Joseph McAdams, a veteran of the American Revolutionary War. The cemetery is located on land settled by Joseph and his family around 1805. They were the first white settlers on this land. The southern part of Tennessee was known as the Indian Lands when Joseph settled there.

Although the house they lived in is no longer there, incredibly the chimney of the house is still standing back in the woods about mile from the cemetery. You can not imagine the peacefulness and serenity each of us feels as we sit near the chimney and allow our imaginations to reflect back on what had gone on in the lives of our early ancestors who had lived on the very land we were sitting on. Unfortunately, our tranquil thoughts are tempered by the fact that we must illegally trespass on private property to visit this historical area.

Ms. Maggie Blanche Campbell, a descendant of Joseph who owned the land the McAdams Cemetery is on, had the cemetery bulldozed around 1955. A non-McAdams descendant now owns the land and according to the laws of the State of Tennessee, we have no legal rights to perform any restoration to the cemetery or even to visit the cemetery. The owner lives in Massachusetts and has not responded to any of our letters.

About 20 years ago, two tombstones were recovered from the McAdams Cemetery and moved to Head Springs Cemetery in Belfast." Louis Shone III Arlington, Texas

See also Marshall County Court Minute Book A, p. 409
Durham, Walter T., "Great Leap Westward", p. 119
"Petition of persons living in The Congressional Reservation asking for Relief, etc. who settled in Marshall, Lincoln and Bedford Counties, "Ansearchin News", Vol 9, July 1863, No. 3, pp. 80-84.

There is no marriage record found in the "Orange County Marriage Bonds and Abstract of Wills Recorded in Orange County, NC 1800-1850" (Baltimore; Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1972)

Joseph McAdams Will, pg 296 Lincoln Co., TN

149. Margaret WHITSETT

Her parents are not William Thomas WHITESIDES II, and Ellen MENESS. I have their Margaret as marrying someone else and dying with him in Logan Co., KY.

She applied for a pension in Marshall Co., TN August 3, 1840. She was 76 years old. Her son Ervin made the affidavit.

150. Captain Alexander DAVIDSON

Ancestor #: A030045
Service Description:

Alexander DAVIDSON Capt. was born 1745/1755 in Rowan County, North Carolina and was Christened in Bedford County, Tennessee abt 1805. He died 1818 in Belfast, now Marshall County, Tennessee and was buried in Round Hill Cemetery, Belfast, now Marshall County, Tennessee.

Alexander married Henrietta (Jane Henrietta) CLAYTON, daughter of George CLAYTON and Sarah LAMBERT, on 1769 in Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina. Henrietta was born 1745/1755 in Rowan County, North Carolina. She died after 1798 in Bedford County, (now Marshall County) Tennessee and was buried in Round Hill Cemetery, Belfast, Bedford County, (now Marshall County) Tennessee.

North Carolina Census, 1790-1890
Name: Alexander Davidson
State: NC
County: Caswell County
Year: 1777
Database: NC Early Census Index

Name: Alexander Davidson
Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Iredell, North Carolina
Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 3
Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 1
Free White Persons - Females: 5
Number of Household Members: 9

1800 United States Federal Census
Name: Alexander Davidson
Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Salisbury, Iredell, North Carolina
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 4
Free White Persons - Males -10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over: 2
Number of Slaves: 2
Number of Household Members Under 16: 7
Number of Household Members Over 25: 3
Number of Household Members: 15

Information received from Bill Allen, West Bend, WI 1997) His ancestor is Thomas son of Alexander. Another researchers is Mike Davidson, Oregon (2000)

They came to Middle TN first to Williamson Co., later to Bedford/Marshall about 1805. Court records as of 2 Aug 1805, then again in 1808.

The dates were obtained from a book in the Marshall Co., TN Library and were submitted by Mrs. Thomas A. McAdams Rt 1 Petersburg, TN 37144. I understand that she is now deceased. The line of this Alexander DAVIDSON is also in the Marshall Co. History Quarterly. Other sources listed are: Mrs. J. B. Shapard, 500 N. Washington St., Tullahoma, TN 37388, Dr. C. R. King, 6811 Joyce, Austin, TX 78757, Mrs. Helen M. Whitson, 1604 Greenberry Rd., Jefferson City, M0 65101, R. T. Davidson, 515 Agee Ave NW, Camden, AR 71701, and Mrs. LaRue F. Davidson, 1679 Speedway Apt D., Witchita Falls, TX 76301

My Elizabeth & John McADAMS are also on the list of entries submitted by the same above document submitted by Mrs. McAdams.

Alexander & family came to middle TN (first to Williamson Co., later to Bedford/Marshall County) about 1805. (Court records in Williamson Co., TN 2 Aug 1805, and again in 1808.)

Captain Davidson was living in Rowan Co., when the war began and records show he enlisted April 16, 1776. He was in Colonel Thomas Clark's Company, First NC Battalion. "Sketches of Western NC" by Hunter, gives a good account of his participation in the war.

This is the account that was printed in the "Marshall County Revolutionary War Patriots", by Jane Alford;

Captain Alexander Davidson

Captain Alexander Davidson was born before 1755 in Rowan County, North Carolina, and died in Bedford County (now Marshall County), Tennessee in 1818. He was the son of Revolutionary soldier, Joseph Davidson who was born ca. 1725 and died after September 15, 1795 in Statesville, North Carolina. Captain Davidson married Henrietta Clayton in Rowan County, in 1769. She was the daughter of George Clayton b. 1723, d. in 1786, and Sarah Lambert. Henrietta was born in 1745.

Captain Davidson was living in Rowan County, when the was began and records show he enlisted April 26, 1776. He was in Colonel Thomas Clar's Company, First North Carolina Battalion. Sketches of Western North Carolina by Hunter, gives a good account of his participation in the war.

"Captain Alexander Davidson was one of the earliest settlers on the Western part of Rowan County (now Iredell). He took an active part in the Revolutionary struggle for independence. When Cornwallis was moving from Charleston toward North Carolina and General Gates was orderded to meet him, Governor Caswell, of North Carolina ordered a draft of men to strengthen Gate's Army. In response to this order the people in that part of Iredall County bordering on the Catawaba River below the Island Ford, assembled at a central point, afterwards known as Brown's Muster Ground, when a company wsa formed under the draft, and Alexander Davidson was elected Captain. Soon afterward Captain Davidson marched his company to Gates' rendezvous when that officer moved his army to the unfortunate and sanguinary field of Camden, South Carolina. In that disastrous engagement Captain Davidson's compant took an active part, and the greater portion of them was cut to pieces."

Captain Davidson and his wife came early to Tennessee for he appears in Williamson County, Tennessee, court records as of August 2, 1805 and again in 1808.

He and his wife are buried in Round Hill Cemetery at Belfast, Tennessee in unmarked graves.

Their children were as follows:
(1) Joseph Davidson, b. Aug. 15, 1779 in Iredell Co., NC, d. June 3, 1859, Married (1) Sarah Nesbit, d. 1825, married (2) Salina Hart, b. 1800, d. 1863
(2) Thomas Davidson, b. May 21, 1783, in NC, d. March 3, 1864, married 1815 Sarah Leeper Miller, b. Dec. 29, 1798 in SC, d. Feb. 12, 1874, the daughter of James Miller. (Buried in Round Hill Cemetery)
(3) Sarah Davidson, d. Aug. 3, 1839, married Silas Sharp, b. 1779, d. 1851
(4) James Davidson
(5) Obdediah Davidson
Probably others. Legend has it that another daughter is Elizabeth Henrellia Davidson, b. June 13, 1789, d. Aug. 17, 1855, (Buried in McAdams Cemetery near Richmond, TN) married John McAdams.

Hunter, Sketches of Western North Carolina in the Revolutionary War
Miss Susie Gentry's papers in the State of Tennessee Achives, Nashville, TN
Research by Joseph W. Watson, Rocky Mount, NC
Davidson family Research by Mildred F. Roberts
DAR Patriot Index, 1966 p. 177
DAR National No. 27801
SAR National No. 1025 Pa
Colonial and State Records of NC, Rev. War, Voucher #5962 Salisbury Dist, 178 for militay service

He supposedly served under his father in the Revolutionary War.

U.S. House of Representative Private Claims, Vol. 1
Name: Capt. Alexander Davidson, Representatives of
Nature of Claim: Compensation for services of ancestor in revolutionary war
Congress: 31
Session: 2
Manner Brought: Petition
Journal Page: 157
Referred to Committee: Rev. Pensions
House Disposed: Leave to withdraw

151. Jane Henrietta CLAYTON

I have seen a death date of 1789 in Bedford Co., TN.

156. John J. BRENTS

Bill Doyle does not believe that our BRENTS connect with this line:

"The Maryland Gazette 1727-1761: Thursday, 19 August 1756, No. 589: A parcel of transfer notes, signed by Zachariah Jacob and Joseph Howard, were stolen from the Inspecting House at Howard's point on South River. There were made out to"....among the names: "John Brunt"........(The Maryland Gazette, Genealogical and Historical Abstracts, by Karen Mauer Green, The Frontier Press, Galveston, 1989)

"Baltimore County Families, 1659-1759" Edward, Philip, and wife Ann on 28 Aug 1758 conveyed 350 acres Edwards' Discovery to John BRUNTS (Volume 83, Page 236).

Taxables in St. Thomas Parish, Baltimore County, MD 1763 listed in the Delaware Hundred, John BRUNTS. (Inhabitants of Baltimore County, 1763-1774, Harry C. Pender, Jr. 1989, Family Line Publications)

Thought to be a signer of "The Removal of the county seat to Baltimore Town in 1768 from the Joppa Courthouse, MD, John BRUNTS.

"He was a native of MD. He was one of the first settlers of Green Co., KY. Lived to the age of one hundred and ten years, and his wife also lived upward of one hundred years, both were of Scotch parentage." (Joshua Milton Brents, his grandson) (found in KY Genealogy and Biography, Volume 1, pg. 65)

John Brents cabin and grave: The two story log cabin was pictured in a book on historical residences of Green County and it and John's grave apparently were on the grounds of the Samuel Brents' mansion.

1795 First Tax List of Green County, KY (KY Ancestors, Vol 4, No. 1): John Brunts 6-30 1,2,1,6,4,8,16,-,-,-
John Brunts-Persons Name Chargeable With Tax
1- Number of white males over 21
2- Number of White males over 16, under 21
6-Total Blacks
4-Blacks under 16
8-Horses, mares, Colts
Nothing listed for Number of Town Lots
Nothing listed for Appraisements
Nothing listed for Stud Horses

The spelling of BRENTS is usually BRUNTS, and after about 1804, the spelling became BRENTS.

He migrated with his family after 1780 from NC to the State of KY. The Revolutionary War was over and VA had set aside land west of the Alleghenies to compensate her soldiers who had fought for independence. John's son, John Jr., had been a soldier in the VA Line, and thus claimed the portion of land due him on Military Warrants. John, Sr. bought land in the same area with a Treasury Warrants.

Jno. Brent, Treas. Warrant No. 10728 Jun 27, 1784, 1000 acres on the water of the Licking. (Fayette Co. Book 3, pg 380) (Jillson's Index to KY. Land Grants.) (Register of Land Office Frankfort, KY.)

The family did not remain in Fayette Co. the next record is in Nelson Co., KY. There are marriage records of the children, and John Jr.'s will is there.:

Squire Boone by John Brunts, from the office of a Treasury Warrant No. 14787 for 20,000 acres, 2000 acres surveyed for the said Boone and returned with his 2000 acre survey. (Nelson Co. Processionery's Book, pg 212, dated 29 Dec 1784)

Greene County was formed out of Nelson County in 1792, thus Green Co., KY is where they resided.

His will is recorded in Green Co., KY, Will Book 2, 10 May 1815, and admitted to Probate Court after his death in 1819 pg. 35-37

I, John Brents of Green County and the State of Kentucky, being weak of body, but of good and perfect mind and memory do make this my last will and testament revoking all other by me heretofore made. And first I will my soul into the hands of Almighty God, who first gave it and my body to the dust to be buried in decent burial under the direction of my Executor hereafter to be named. As to such earthly estate it has pleased God to bless me with, I give, devise and bequeath in the manner following, to wit: I give my Negro boy, Jack to my son Thomas Brents. I give my Negro woman, Alice and her two youngest children named Caleb and Thornton to my son Peter Brents upon this condition that he deliver up as a part of my estate in the hands of my executor the little negro girl named Let, heretofore given to him. I give the Negro girl, Let, now in the hands of Peter Brents to my son Solomon Brents.

I will that my Negro boy Dick and Mulatto boy Moses be sold at twelve months credit for cash, not to be sold out of my family. I will the balance of my horses and cattle and sheep not included in a deed made by me to my son Joshua Brents and his mother and whatever personal estate may not be disposed of to be sold as said Negros. I give to my six sons, James, Peter, Thomas, Solomon, Samuel and Joshua my entry for 3000 acres of land on Tennessee and warrant on which it is founded, also I give them the Bond assigned to me by Silas Burk on the Williamsons. I give to my granddaughter Patsey, late Patsey Wolfskill, daughter to my daughter Betsy Wolfskill, dec. one hundred dollars in cash. I give to my two granddaughters Betsy Wright and Polly Tibbs daughters of my son John, twenty pounds each. I give to my granddaughter Isabelle Lowry, daughter of Ann Lowry one hundred dollars. In addition to the advancements made by this will be deed and otherwise to my son Joshua Brents, I give him, said Joshua, all the balance of my estate, both real and personal in possession or out of possession except a bond of John Marshall of about the sum of twenty pounds which bond or the money arising there-from I give to his oldest daughters. I lastly appoint my son, Joshua Brents, whole and sole executor of this my last will and testament. In testimony of which I have here unto set my hand and seal this 10th day of May 1815. John Brents


158. James MCWHORTER

"Of LIncoln Co., TN"

There is a George McWHIRTER listed in the 1810 Wayne Co., KY Census. He is married with several young children. 11010003001

There is a James BRUNTS listed in Cumberland Co., KY in the 1810 Census. This is beside Wayne Co., KY.

I have linked Elizabeth and Jane as likely sisters marrying brothers, but no documentation.

U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820
Name: James McWhorter
Gender: M (Male)
State: North Carolina
County: Rowan County
Residence Year: 1780
Household Remarks: "Capt.Nichols' District"

1790 United States Federal Census
Name: James McWhorter
Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Mecklenburg, North Carolina
Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 1
Free White Persons - Females: 2
Number of Household Members: 4

1820 United States Federal Census
Name: George F Mewhorter [George F Mcwhorter]
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Wilson, Tennessee
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Persons - Engaged in Manufactures: 1
Free White Persons - Under 16: 5
Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 7
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 7

1820 United States Federal Census
Name: Frances McWheater
[Frances McWhorter]
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Bedford, Tennessee
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
Slaves - Males - Under 14: 1
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons - Under 16: 2
Free White Persons - Over 25: 1
Total Free White Persons: 4
Total Slaves: 1
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 5

159. Unknown

Wonder if her maiden name was Farrar?

160. John Franklin REDD , I

Researchers on this line do not concur that this is this a child of John Franklin Redd, but the names used as given names are all connected! Due to the birthdate of our John Franklin Redd. I believe that he is a son of this John Franklin Redd!

1781 Jacob Burris m. 13 March in Henry Co. Virginia, Susannah Martin. Sur: John Redd.

09 Apr 1787 (Henry Co VA DB1:530) [inserted between pp. 530-31] "A poll taken of a section of Delegates at Henry County Courthouse this 9th of April 1787 for Abraham PENN, Esq." [included the following]: John Redd.

Jul 27, 1789, Henry Co., Court held and William C. Rea, with George Hamilton and John Redd, his securities entered into bond and Inventory of the estate of James Rea, was ordered to be recorded.

John Redd
Birth Date: 1750
Birthplace: Virginia
Volume: 143
Page Number: 417
Reference: Heads of Families at the first U.S. census. Va. By U.S. Bureau of the Census. Washington, 1908. (189p.): 14

I: 205-206 Acct estate MORDECAI HORD 15 May 1791 with exors William Hord and George Waller.
1789-May 1791
Pd: Jesse Maupin, James Baker, John Redd, Eusebus Stone, Thomas Cunningham, Junor Meredith, William Thompson, Stanwix Hord, John Hord, William Martin for service in South Carolina, Tax 1786; William Elkins waggoner, Sherriff of Franklin Co. tax 1789, Peter Rickman, Zack. Going, Joseph Phifer, to Henry Lyne for Mathe Mullings, William Chandler, George Penn, Samuel Crutcher, to Thomas Jett a legatee, William Hord.
Receipts: James Baker, John Hord, William Hord, Stanwx Hord, Thomas Jett, Peter Rickman, Henry Lyne.

29 Oct 1806 Henry Co: Waller Redd and Ignatious Simms are witnesses for bill of sale from John Adkins of Ptrk Co to John Redd for the sale of various livestock «HyD 6:530»

21 Feb 1817 Phebe Dillen to John Redd. She was of Henry Co. when she released to Redd all right and title to the 807 acres that she could live on equally with her two sisters. One has died; the other has married. Land was bounded by John Bailey, land formerly belonged to Henry Lyme, land on waters of Jordan Creek. Wit: John King, Charles C. Bailey, John Baley, Mastin P ---rico. (cannot decipher) Deed 8:235

1810 Caroline Co., VA Census (no numbers recorded-also in Caroline Co., VA: George, Lucy, Philip, Samuel, and William)

1820 Henry Co., VA Census
John Redd: 010301-00101

1830 Henry Co., VA Census
John Redd:0121200001(70-80 years)-00001

1840 Henry Co., VA Census: John Redd listed as a Rev War soldier: age 84.

1850 Henry Co., VA Census: listed as age 94 (indexed at age 24)

Reminiscences" by Major John Redd in the "Virginia Historical Society Magazine," Vol. VI).

On this 14th day of October, 1833, personally appeared in open Court before the justices of the County Court of Henry now sitting John Redd, a resident of said county of Henry, aged seventy-eight years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefits of the Act of Congress passed 7th June, 1832. That he was born in the County of Orange in the State of Virginia in the month of October,1755, as appears from the record of his age now in his possession, and removed to the County of Henry (then Pitsylvania County) in the month of March, 1774. That he entered the services of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein stated. That in the month of July, 1776, he marched with a company of Militia commanded by Capt. Joseph Martin, from the County of Henry (then Pitsylvania) as an orderly sergeant to the Long Island of Holston, where they were joined by various other companies, the whole under the command of Col. Wm. Christian, that in the month of October following the army (after having erected a fort, storehouses, &c., on Holston) marched against the Cherokee Indians, and after destroying seven of their towns & much of their stock and provisions returned to the fort on Holston in the month of November following. This declarant continued in the service as orderly sergeant in this expedition five months. That about the month of December following, the army was disbanded with the exception of four or five hundred men who were enlisted to remain upon the frontiers until peace should be concluded with the Indians. This declarant again enlisted and received from Col. Anthony Bledsoe, then in command, the appointment of Sergeant Major in which office he served for seven months, and was discharged with the army after the conclusion of peace with the Indians in the latter part of the month of July, 1777. He then returned to the County of Henry and was commissioned an Ensign in a company of Militia commanded by Capt. Brice Martin. That in the summer of 1780, he was in the service one month as an Ensign having been called into the service with Capt. Martin's Company and marched against the Tories who had assembled at a place called a Hollow near the head of Dan & Arrarat Rivers. That early in the year 1781 this declarant, then a Lieutenant in Capt. Brice Martin's Company, marched with his company and others under the command of Col. James Lyon to join Genl. Green on Dan River, but before they reached Green's army, Lyon himself deserted and most of the troops returned to their homes, and the remnant of the troops amongst whom was this declarant after being in the service for one month were discharged by Genl. Greene in consequence of the large disproportion of officers.

MAJOR JOHN REDD (BIOGRAPHIES from the HISTORY OF HENRY COUNTY, VIRGINIA By Judith Parks America Hill, Martinsville, Virginia, 1925; Transcribed by Nancy Piper for Genealogy Trails Page 96-97)

Major John Redd was born Oct. 26th, 1766, in Albermale county and came to this county in early youth, and from the very first appearance, he became a great actor in his adopted county's affairs. Think of a boy reared by a widowed mother in humble circumstances by pluck brains and persistency becoming an early defender of his county against the Indians, later rising by real merit to the rank of Major and you say immediately there was an unusual leader of Major and in after life, as he became next to the richest man in these new wilds, you will also admit that he was an eminently successful business man.

It is true he ran away from his home and mother, but when you recall that he left poverty for wealth and renown, you at once pardon his youthful indiscretion.

In his new location he took an humble position on a farm two miles from the county seat and worked at the usual labor on a plantation. He evidently gave satisfaction or else he would not so soon have been able to buy a home for himself. To this he added till he became a great owner of wide acres and attained great power in his community.
He very early responded to the call to war against the Indians and with Joseph Martin, then Col., he made several campaigns against them in Wataugua and Holstein counties out in the frontier.

Before long the War of the Revolution against England aroused his patriotism and he went again on the firing line, but his doings in this arena are a part of the history of the nation and need not be repeated here. He was at Yorktown in that great halo of glory when Lord Cornwallis bowed to the right and might of American victory.

He was elected to the legislature of Virginia and voted on every important question before that body shunning nothing. Here, too, he was a champion of the famous resolutions of 1798 and 1799.

He married Mary the daughter of Col. George Waller of Henry county. Her mother's mother, Elizabeth Winston, was Patrick Henry's cousin. After his marriage he finally settled in the Marrowbone valley in Henry county at "Belleview", and reared a large family of boys and girls. Here he managed his affairs, responded to his country's calls, educated his children and dispensed during the remainder of his days, a period of over 60 years, that rare hospitality that distinguished Virginia from the rest of the world.
Like every great soul, he was in sympathy with the pitiful lot of his slaves and provided in his will for families to be kept together and gave, to his servant Issac, the right to select his own master. When Len Anderson was chosen, both master and servant deserve to be remembered in history. Take these two items together, or just one of them, it proves to the world that he had a kind heart and an admirable character.

After three-quarters of a century of his country's history was finished and life in its fullness came to an end, his ashes were committed to the mother of all on the hill north of the home he loved so well, and there through summer's green, autumn's tints, and winter's snows, the breezes will blow on and on and sing forever his requiem.

164. George M. MARSH

Bonded Passengers to America (9 vols. In 3): George Marsh (retreived from capital punishment) 14 years Mar 1771. From Dorset.

American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI)
about George Marsh
Name: George Marsh
Birth Date: 1760
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Volume: 110
Page Number: 222
Reference: Gen. Column of the " Boston Transcript". 1906-1941.( The greatest single source of material for gen. Data for the N.E. area and for the period 1600-1800. Completely indexed in the Index.): 27 Apr 1914, 3835

Listed as a NC Taxpayer in Hertford Co., NC as George Marsh in 1784.

Tim Marsh said that he has seen his name with a middle initial of "M."

Listed in the 1790 NC Census, Edenton District, Hertford Co. as MASH.

1 Male 16 and up
4 Males under 16
4 Females including head

1800 Census Hertford Co., NC

MASH, George

2 Males under 10
1 Male over 45
2 Females under 10
2 Females 10-16
1 Female 26-45
4 Slaves

By my count this means there were six sons and five daughters. So far I can't figure out what happened to any of the other children but my line, except possibly a Uriah!

1810 Census--No George MASH or MARSH, No Mary

1820--Mary MASH, Hertford Co., NC

A probable son is Uriah MARSH.
Children of Daniel Wynns and Lavinia Outlaw:
Mary Wynns who
married 11 Jan 1808 Bertie Co James Jenkins
married 1814/20 Uriah Marsh
a. James Marsh
b. Levinia Marsh
ca 1841 Hertford Ct, W O Wynns appeared with his wards James & Levinia Marsh

1584 Captain Arthur Barlow made written reference to the area that is now Hertford County, NC in his report to Sir Walter Raleigh concerning the first English attempt to settle Roanoke Island.

1759 Hertford County named in honor of the Marquis of Hertford, Francis Seymour Conway, was officially formed from Bertie, Chowan and Northampton Counties by an act of legislature effective May 1, 1760.

In earlier neighboring BERTIE County NC tax lists and other records I have found a JAMES MARSH and an undoubtedly earlier GEORGE MARSH together in Captain Thomas Pugh's 1762 tax list, together buying items at an estate sale in 1783, etc. For tax list see:

Because a James Marsh appears often in court records as witness, taking inventories, etc. and George Marsh does not show up, I am assuming that James was probably older (or maybe just a more prominent citizen). On the 1762 tax list, there is a George Marsh in the household of Aaron Ellis, whose wife CATHERINE KING BRYAN ELLIS had a daughter Catherine said to be married to an EDMUND MARSH, who may have moved to Randolph Co. NC., or at least other members of Catherine's Bryan descendants did. Further, there is a record of a URIAH MARSH involved with a slave issue in court also involving members of the above Edmund Marsh's family.

Children of Thomas Hayes and Sarah Sawyer?
1. Richard Hayes ca 1750 will 8 Nov 1778 - prob Nov Ct 1786 Bertie Co.
married Edith [Edy] Edwards?
she married 2nd by Nov 1782 James Marsh

Hertford County, NC is a burned county.

165. Mary

Her surname may have been Taylor or perhaps Darden. In Hertford Co., NC there was a Malachia Taylor. Michael Marsh and his mother were neighbors. In 1830 in Bedford Co., TN, he was again a neighbor to Malachia Taylor and his wife, and they are old enough to have been Michael Marsh's uncle and aunt. (Conjectured by Tim Marsh)

166. Mills LANDIN

Name is listed as LANDEN and also LANDING various records.

Their marriage is recorded in Gates Co., NC Marriage Bonds.

Mills is listed as a witness on 2 deeds 15 Oct 1792 and 15 Nov 1792, Gates Co., NC Deed Books A-5 1776-1803. The deed is for John LANDEN. Other witness is Elisha Landen. Recorded in Feb Term 1793.

8 Oct 1793 Thomas Norriss to Mills LANDEN 60 pds...100 acres, part of patent to William Horn 22 Jan 1718, beginning at pine on side of marsh on main Cypress Swamp, NW to John Eure's line, to his corner white oak, along Israel Beeman's line to Charles Eure's line, with his line to James Eure's line and along his line to David Lewis' line to pine in marsh and up marsh to Cypress Swamp...signed by: Thomas Norriss and Sarah (X) Norriss. Witnesses: James Landin and Edy (X) Curle recorded Feb term 1794, Gates Co., NC

17 Jan 1797 Mills again witness on John Landen deed., Gates Co., NC

1 Jul 1797 bought a Negro girl Sarah for 46 pds 12 sh. Sold to Mills Landen from Lawrence Baker. Recorded May Court 1798 in Gates Co. NC.

1800 Gates Co., NC Census listed just one male and one female in the household.

He evidently died just about the time Elizabeth was born. Orphan records begin to show up in 1801, 1802, Mary remarries in 1803.

6 Jan 1809, Gates Co., NC John Vann, guardian to Elizabeth LANDING, orphan of Mills LANDING, dec. 51 pds 3 sh 4 p for a third of a Negro named Sary... signed by Uriah (X) Eure and witnessed by Riddick Cross and Whitmille Eure.

168. John W. WAGSTER Sr.

John W. inherited the lands of his father on on Long Creek just above where it's mouth empties into the Rocky River in Montgomery Co., NC in 1832. (Edward Almond was listed in a Montgomery County deed as early as 1781, when on 28 Jan, he "entered" 200 acres in Montgomery County which "includes the plantation whereon Hosa (sic) Roland lives. "27 Then on 18 August 1787, "Edmund" Almond entered 150 acres in the deed book "on the E. side of Big Bear Creek, partly on said creek below the 'plantation I live on .. 'as' I purchased of Ann Bankston. "28 Thirdly, on 25 May 1794, he entered 100 acres on Alegato Branch, waters of Rocky River, and 'runs up and down the river below the mouth of Long Creek.) (A Gold Mine was established at the mouth of this River.)

1810 United States Federal Census
Name: Jno Wagster
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Wagster, Montgomery, North Carolina
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 : 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 3
Number of Household Members Over 25: 1
Number of Household Members: 5

They came to Bedford Co., TN in 1817.

1820 U.S. Census, Bedford Co., TN (FHL #976.858 X2p)
1820 United States Federal Census
Name: John Wagster
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Bedford, Tennessee
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons - Under 16: 6
Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 8
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 8

1830 US Census, Bedford Co., TN (FHL #976.8 X2pa)

1830 United States Federal Census
Name: John Wazter [John Waxter]
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Bedford, Tennessee
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1
Slaves - Males - Under 10: 1
Slaves - Females - Under 10: 1
Slaves - Females - 55 thru 99: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 5
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 3
Total Free White Persons: 8
Total Slaves: 3
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 11

1836 Coffee Co., TN Tax list: Coffee Co., TN was created from Bedford Co., TN in 1836
Wagster, John Sr 274 acres
Wagster, John Jr 1 poll

1840 United States Federal Census
Name: Archibald Wagster [John Wagster]
County: Bedford
State: Tennessee
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1
Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23: 1
Slaves - Females - 55 thru 99: 1
Total - All Persons (Free White, Free Colored, Slaves): 5
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 3
Free White Persons - Under 20: 1
Total Free White Persons: 3
Total Slaves: 2
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 5

1840 U.S. Census, Bedford Co., TN (FHL #024543)
006 John Jr. 26
1 male under 5 2 females under 5
1 male 5-10

020 John Wagster 55
Jane 53
1 male 18-20

1850 United States Federal Census
Name: John W Wagster
Age: 65
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1785
Birth Place: North Carolina
Gender: Male
Home in 1850 (City,County,State): District 10, Warren, Tennessee
Family Number: 1143
John W Wagster 65
Jane Wagster 63

Slave Owners Name Home in 1850 (City,County,State) View
John Wagster District 13, Warren, Tennessee
Slave Information
Age Gender Race
70 Female Black
24 Male Black

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: John Wagster
Age in 1860: 77
Birth Year: abt 1783
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1860: District 7, Obion, Tennessee
Gender: Male
Post Office: Troy
John Wagster 77
Jane Wagster 74

Slave Owners Name Home in 1860 (City,County,State)
John Wagster Civil district no 7, Obion, Tennessee
Slave Information
Age Gender Race
80 Female Black
34 Male Black

U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918
Name: John Wagster
State: Tennessee
Tax Year: 1862
Roll Title: Marion, Marshall, McMinn, McNairy, Maury, Meigs, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Obion, Overton, Perry, Polk, Putnam, Rhea, and Roane counties
NARA Series: T227
NARA Roll: 5

Tennessee, Probate Court Books, 1795-1927 Obion Co., TN Inventories, Settlements, Wills, 1861-1924 (pg 39)

County Court October Term 1866
Last Will & Testament
John Wagster, deceased

I John Wagster do make and publish this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all other Wills by me at any time made. First I direct that my funeral expenses and all my debts be paid as soon after my death as possible out of any money that I may die possessed of or may first come into the hands of my Executor, Secondly I direct that my Executor sell enough of my perishable property of any kind except my two negro slaves to wit Lucy and Joshua to pay my debts. Thirdly I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Jenny Wagster during her natural life all and every kind of property that I possess including the afore mentioned negros Lucy and Joshua my land and all of my perishable property whatsoever I also will that if my beloved wife Jenny should at any time desire to sell out and break up house keeping she may be at liberty to sell any of said property that she may think proper except the aforesaid Negros and them she may sell at any time provided she sells them to some of my children. I also direct that at the death of my wife all of my estate be equally divided among all my lawful heirs I also direct that if my beloved wife should desire to sell out as aforesaid that the said Negros shall be sold to the highest bidder among my children and for them to have the exclusive right to bid for the said negros and appoint Lastly I do hereby nominate my beloved wife Jenny Wagster and my son William Wagster my Executors in witness whereof I do this my last Will set my hand and seal this September 17 1854.

John X Wagster (seal)

Signed sealed and published in our presence and we have subscribed our names hereto in the presence of the Testator this 17th day of September 1854.

Wm F. Callicott
W. R. Hogan

Tennessee, Probate Court Books, 1795-1927 Obion Settlements, 1870-1874, Vol. C April Term 1870--(pg 6) John Wagster--Wm Wagster Executor--No heirs listed

"ANSEARCHIN'" NEWS - Tennessee Genealogical Society, Fall 1988, pg 143: 88-210 Nd info John WAGSTER b c1783 NC, d c1866 TN, wf Jane ?; chn: Sarah (m Jas Madison HATCHETT), Mary (m Thos SUGG), Eliz (m Joel HALE), CrittendoU-(m Kitty JONES), David (m Eliz THROGMORTON), John Jr m Tobithia, Wm (m Eliz CRITTENDON). Sandra Nelson, 18117 Yew Way, Snohomish, WA 98290

172. John GILBERT , Reverand

Lincoln Co., NC was formed in 1779 from Tryon Co., NC.

SC records suggest that this man was the John Gilbert, son of William Gilbert I, but he was deceased by 1810 (from public sale records in Williamson Co., TN) and cannot be our John.

The suspected father: William Gilbert of SC is not the father of our John. He was probably the grandson of this William, but can't make the connection.

1840 Census John was in Lincoln Co., TN preaching at Mt. Olive Primative Baptist Church 062. A. B. Gilbert, 1840 Census was 025.

Some researchers list his wife as Caroline Barker.

173. Sallie or Sally "Grace" BOURLAND

The BOURLAND surname is suspect, and not proved!

174. John ROBERTS Sr.

1800 Pendleton District, SC Census lists: John Roberts on page 38.

John & Sara Smith Roberts came into "our Country"(Bedford Co., TN) early. They were already there in 1820, according to census. John was born in VA in 1770. Artimesia was living with John Roberts in 1860. She evidently never married.

Original Will was destroyed by fire when the Bedford Co., TN Courthouse burned. This copy of the Will of John Roberts is from a Chancery Court Law Suit regarding his estate in 1868. Found in Book B, pg 53-55. The suit is against: Rachel Gilbert, Rezin England, Mary England, Eliza England, James S. Robert, Zacheus Roberts, Rezin Roberts, Sarah Raney and her husband Riley Raney, Susannah Morton and her husband John Morton, Lucretia Gilbert and her husband D. S. Gilbert, James L. Foster, Joel Foster, Jno. R. Foster, Willis Foster, James Foster, Peter Foster, Ailsy Nichols and her husband Briggs Nichols, Nancy Morton and her husband________Morton, James L. Muse, Susannah Lambert and her husband H. D. Lambert, Sarah E. Muse, Rachel Muse, Jno. R. Muse, Thomas W. Muse, Mary J. Muse, Sally Davis, Malinda Williams, Henry Moore, John F. Moore, Adaline Moore, Sarah Moore, Mary Moore, Susannah Moore, Rezin Roberts, Jonathan England's children whose names are not known to complainants, Tillman England, Martin England, Newell England, Nancy Reavis and her husband, William Reavis, and Artamicia. These defendants are children and grandchildren of John Roberts.

I, John Roberts, being of sound mind, but weak in body and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life, and being desirous of disposing of my worldly estate, that it has pleased God to bless me with 1st--It is my desire that all my propery, both real and personal, be sold by my Executor on a twelve months credit. 2nd--It is my deisre that my funeral expenses and all my just debts be paid out of the first money that may fall into the hands of my Executor, or that I may die possessed of. 3rd--It is my desire that after my funeral expenses and just debts are paid, the remaining proceeds be equally divided among all my children except Artamicia Roberts, who has already received her full share in lands, and also Rezin Roberts who has already received five hundred and forty dollars ($540) if there be anything left, Rezin Roberts comes in and gets an equal share with all my children, except Artamicia Roberts. 4th--If any of my children should be dead, I desire that their children receive their part of my estate. 5th--I hereby appoint James H. Curtis, Jr. my Executor, hereby revoking and making void all other wills heretofore made by me. 6th and lastly; It is my desire whence it came and my spirit to God who gave it. Witness my hand and seal, this----day of 1861,----. signed by John Roberts Witnesses: James L. Gibson and Fredrick Brown.

175. Sara SMITH

She was no longer listed with the family in the 1860 Census in Bedford Co.,TN.

176. Captain Samuel FREEMAN

He was a resident of Bertie Co., NC in 1747. Purchased from John RICHARDS of Northampton Co. 200 acres on Peter Hill's branch of Shocco Cr. Friend of Jethro Rountree. Lived in Granville Co., NC abt 1752 as the Granville Co., Tax lists him as a resident in 1752.
Private in the Granville Co. Militia in 1754. Purchased from Daniel Butts 237 acres adjacent to his other land. Involvent in 1763. From 1764-1770 he purchased and sold with wife Elizabeth 850 acres.

Moved to Rowan (later Surry) in 1767. Owned 2,000 acres along the Yadkin River near Siloam. Active in county government. In 1770 appointed commissioner for building public buildings.

Deed from Morgan Bryant to Samuel Freman for 250 pounds VA money for 417 acres at the mouth of Morgan's Creek in 1771, when Surry Co. was established from Rowan Co., NC. Purchases from Valentine Vanhouser 459 acres on north side of Yadkin River 2 miles above Tararat River at mouth of Hogans Creek.

Appointed to Committee of Safety for the County in 1775.

At age 62 enlisted in Dixon's Co., 1st NC Batt., commanded by Thomas CLARK. Fought in the Battle of King's Mountain. Appointed to General Assembly, served in House of Commons at Halifax 1780-81. (Surry County, NC Heritage Book Volume 1, pg. 188-189) Was Captain in 1774 in Surry Co., NC Militia. In DAR Patriot Index.

Sold 100 acres to his nephew, Wm Freeman in 1778. He owned 367 acres and 4 slaves at the time of his death.

Supported by the Moravians at Bethabara who made a statement on his behalf on 8 Jan 1781.

Surry Co., NC Wills, 1771-1827 annotated genealogical abstracts by Jo White Linn
Page 19: 5 Jul 1783 Josiah Freeman, bought 320 acres on the N side of the Yadkin. Samuel held his POA.
Page 20: James Freeman: Rec May court 1778
Page 33: 30 May 1779 Samuel Freeman named as Executor for Will of James Shepherd, Sr.
Page 47: 6 Dec 1782 Samuel and Jacob Freeman witness of deed gift of Andrew Booth
Page 100: 8 Mar 1796: Will of Samuel Freeman Rec May Court 1796
Deed book A-page 251 shows 8 Aug 1781 Samuel selling to William 100 acres of land at the mouth of Tararat Creek adj Samuel’s down the back line to the Yadkin.
Page 128: 3 Nov 1784, James Freeman, witness on land sold to Isaac Copeland’s from Michael Reynolds of Wake Co., NC.
Page 144: 27 Feb 1811 Tyre Freeman bondsman on marriage of Sarah Upthgrove to William Lovell

He was a Captain in the Revolutionary War. # A stone marker with a bronze plaque erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution marks the spot where he is buried Hardy Road, near Siloam on a knoll over looking the Yadkin River Valley. He died at the age of 71. I have a very rough copy of his will.

DAR Documented Patriot:
Ancestor #: A042134
Birth: (CIRCA) 1715
Service Source: SAUNDERS, COL RECS OF NC VOL X PP 228,251; VOL XVII PP 647-8,748-9; VOL XXIII PP 994,973

"This tax list was found between the walls of the old courthouse by Wm. D. Kizziah, Register of Deeds. When found, it was but scraps of paper, but was fitted together and transcribed by him. This list was made before Rowan Co, NC was divided into other counties and is the oldest tax list ever found in Rowan (to my knowledge). It contains no figures and is not typed here as copied. I have put the "a's" together, the "b's together, etc. When a slave or negro is listed with another's name, I left those names as they appeared on the typed list. Some names in the "b's" were torn off or could not be read. They are listed at the end of this page. There is a copy of this list, as transcribed by Mr. Kizziah, in the Rowan County Library, Salisbury, NC."

DEATH: Will, Surry Co., NC. Written 8 Mar 1796: Will of Samuel Freeman Rec May Court 1796 (Volume 3, pg 19a, Surry Co., NC Will abstracts 1781-1827) His will named his wife, Elizabeth, and 5 children: Rachel Early, Nanny Badgett, Joshua, James, and Aron., and Nancy Huett or Huck Hughett (no relationship named) who received 15 pounds.

Bertie Co Deed Bk H 146: Samuel Freeman, carpenter, to Peter Evans, carpenter 7 March 1752, 25 pds for 640 A. on Cypress Swamp adj. Coll. William Maule. Wit: Richard Brown, John Smith. Feb Ct. 1755.
Samuel Freeman then moved to Granville Co 1752
His grave was near Siloam on a Knoll overlooking the Yadkin River Valley

These are the FREEMAN entries only:-John FREEMAN-----Samuel FREEMAN-----Jona. FREEMAN-----Saml. FREEMAN-----Jona. FREEMAN (From Beau Bowen e-mail: (1999)

Cousin: Milton Scott, P.O. Box 266, Princeton,TX 75407-0266(1999)Webpage: Scott

177. Elizabeth ALEXANDER

FHC gives a source which say she was b in Scotland in 1726. On June 26, 1726, she was christened at Bathgat, W. Lothian, Scotland. This is connected to the signers of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, some claiming some were her brothers.

The signers were: Abraham, Hezekiah, John McKnitt, Col. Adam, Ezra, & Chas all ALEXANDERs.

It is said that she was a sister to two of the men that signed the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence.

Elias and Joseph were brothers, sons of Andrew ALEXANDER. Joseph Alexander married an unknown and had Agnes Alexander. Elias Alexander married Sophia and had William Alexander.

William ALEXANDER married Agnes ALEXANDER--they were first cousins. William and Agnes had children: Adam, Charles, and Elizabeth. William's will only mentions son Adam. It is thought that Adam had a brother Charles. Charles was known to be the brother to Elizabeth--hence the connection of our Elizabeth to the other Alexanders.

There are many ALEXANDERs buried at Hopewell Presbyterian Church in NW Charolotte. Some signers were from Cecil Co., MD, others from Somerset Co., MD, and others from Accomac Co., VA.

Mecklenburg Co. was established in 1762.

178. Alexander HAWKINS , Sr.

Family information from the Obituary of Susannah Hawkins Freeman.

180. John G. GLIDEWELL

Marriage record is recorded in Mecklenburg Co., VA Marriage Records., Pg 51 Marriage date is 30 Sep 1785, Marriage Bond issued 20 Aug 1785, Surety: Thomas WHITLOW

I have seen his middle name as Goode.

He served in the War of Independence/Revolutionary War as a Private.

He appears in the 1830 Census in Lincoln Co., TN

The Bible of T. G. Melson, in possession of Mrs. T. G. (Lela) Melson, 519 Scenic Dr., Fayetteville, TN has these entries: "Robert and Elizabeth were parents of Nash b 1742, d 1795. Nash b 1721 d 1795 married Martha____. 10 children, Among them John b 1760 d 1836 married Ann Whitlow b 1776, d 1835." This information can be found in the Lincoln Co., TN Bible Records, Vol II.

181. Nancy Ann Mealer WHITLOW

From wills in Halifax Co., VA, Will Book 15, page 231: John H. Glidewell estate, on account current with Thomas Glidewell, admr. 26 Jul 1830.

Anna Glidewell witnessed Thomas Whitlow's will in 1797.

In Grantor Book 17, pg 287 dated 25 Sep 1787 Anna Glidewell and husband are selling 50 acres on Hico River.

In Grantor Book 18, pg 493, 26 Jan 1801 Anna Glidewell and husband, John land transfer (B & S) with Bartlett Elliott.

Deed Book 17 page 287:

This indenture made the 21st day of September 1797 between John Glidewell and Nancy his wife of the County of Halifax of the one part and Benjamin Boxley of the aforesaid county of the other part Witnesseth that the same John Glidewell and Nancy his wife for and in consideration of the sum of fifteen pounds current money of Virginia to them in hand paid down by the same Benjamin Boxley at and before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt thereof is hereby acknowledged have granted bargained sold and delivered and by these presents do grant bargain sell convey _____ and confirm unto the same Benjamin Boxley his heirs or assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Halifax on the south side of Hico River containing by estimation fifty acres be
the same more or less and bounded as follows Viz. Beginning at Horn beam tree thence a new line through the same Jon Glidewells land to a corner pine thence to pointers on same Glidewells back line thence along the same line to a corner white and red oaks in Benj Boxleys line thence along same Boxleys line to Hico then down Hico as it meanders to the beginning with all and singular the rights hereditaments (?) appertenances (?) and appindants (?) whatever . To have and to hold the same land with all and singular the promises unto the same Benj Boxley his heirs or assigns forever in as clean and ample a manner to all intents and purposes as a pure indifeazable Estate in fee simple can be held or enjoyed and such an Estate in and to the promises the same John Glidewell and Nancy his wife doth bind and oblige themselves heirs admrs . or assigns forever to warrant and defend the title unto the same Benj. Boxley his heirs or assigns forever against themselves and all persons whatever. In witness whereof we have here unto set our hands and seals the day and year above written.
John Glidewell
Signed sealed &delivered Ann Glidewell
In presents of Harrison Boxley, Allen Wade
George Boxley, Matthew Whitlow

Received of Benj. Boxley the day and year mentioned the sum of fifteen pounds it being the consideration money within mentioned. I say ______ by me.
Test: Harrison Boxley John Glidewell

At a court held for Halifax County the 25th day of Sept 1797 ,
The within written indenture was proved by the oaths of three of the witnesses hereto subscribed to be the act and deed of the within named John Glidewell and Ann Glidewell parties hereto ,and ordered to be recorded.
Teste: Geo. Carrington CKC