Descendants of Speculative Family Grouping for Henry



1-Speculative Family Grouping for Henry .

General Notes: That William, Thomas, and John Henry are brothers is a matter of speculation, supported by some circumstantial evidence. These people are grouped together as a family strictly to promote research. It is possible that William, Thomas, John, and other contemporary Henrys in the Catawba River area are siblings or cousins. If related, they may be connected to Robert Henry, son of Robert and Mary Ann Henry of Chester Co., Pennsylvania. Research is ongoing. Please do not assume that these relationships are correct or have been validated.

Research Notes:

• Miscellaneous Research:(1) Brief Sketch of Samuel Henry Family of Washington Co VA

Samuel Henry birthdate is unknown. Samuel married Elizabeth Berry ca 1770. Elizabeth was the daughter of Charles Berry. Charles Berry's will was proved 15 Sept 1789 in Augusta Co VA. In Charles's will, his daughter is referred to as Elizabeth Henry.

In 1772, Samuel Henry purchased 260 acres in Washington Co VA(survey # 25) and two other tracts (surveys # 74 & 75) in the name of his wife and sons. Source: Abingdon, VA area property from the Washington Co VA surveyors records.

SAMUEL Henry's will was probated 17 August 1789, >perhaps< written ca 1777 in Washington Co VA. The will mentions brothers JAMES & WILLIAM living in Botetotourt Co VA. In 1767, JAMES Henry purchased 408 acres in the Borden Grant District (survey # 215). On 20 Nov 1771, JAMES Henry purchased another 170 acres from William, Isabell, and Robert Lowry. Survey test were Samuel Huston, William Walker, Robert Lowry, & SAMUEL Henry......this survey links SAMUEL to the proper JAMES as his brother.

Samuel Henry and Elizabeth Berry had the following children:

a. Robert Henry born ca 1772, married margaret McGill or Magill in Green Co TN on 1 Jan 1800

b. Charles Henry born ca 1774, married cousin Nancy Henry (dau of James Henry)

c. Mary Henry born ca 1776, married Hugh McGill or Magill in Greene Co TN on 21 May 1800

d. Sarah Henry born ca 1778, married William McGill or Magill in 1809 in Timber Ridge, Greene Co TN.

e. Jean/Jane born ca 1781

f. James Henry born 1 April 1783, married Margaret "Peggy" Maxwell 16 Mar 1809 in Abington, Washington Co VA. James died 14 Dec 1833 and is buried in the Timber Ridge Cemetery, Greene Co TN.

John, I linked SAMUEL as a brother to the following JAMES Henry because of (1) James Henry of Botetourt Co VA mentioned as a brother in Samuel's will...also, James was the executor of Samuel's will. (2) Samuel was a testor when James purchased land from the Lowrys in 1771. (3) Samuel son (Charles) married James daughter (Nancy).


(2) Brief sketch of James Henry family of the Borden tract, Augusta Co/Botetourt Co VA

James Henry's birthdate is unknown. James married Mary (surname unknown). Wife (Mary)is mentioned in James's will dated 31 Oct 1806 and proved 20 Aug 1809 (Augusta Co VA Will Book 10, page 309). For a source of income, James was a blacksmith (Augusta Co Deed Book, VIII, page 77). On 23 Oct 1812, Mary Henry, widow & relict of James Henry...will dated 31 Oct 1806...complains she has not received her part of estate....Sarah married James Poage and moved to Ohio and Nancy married Charles Henry and moved to TN (Chronicles of Scotch/Irish, Vol I, file #926). James and three sons, James Jr, Robert, and John served in Capt Tate's Co from Augusta Co, military group which served during the Rev War (Book: "Virginians in the Revolution")

In 1757, James purchased 408 acres (survey # 215) in the Borden Grant Area of VA (Chronicles of the Scotch/Irish Setlement in VA, Vol III, page 346). On 20 Nov 1771, James purchased 170 acres from William and Isabel Lowry & Robert Lowry, James's borther (Samuel) is shown as on of the survey testors. see following:



Note: in error, the table shows 1767 instead 1757

The following children were named in James's will:

a. James Jr, >perhaps< born ca 1762, married Mary "Agnes" Berry 13 Dec 1787 in Augusta Co VA. Marriage bond dated 6 Dec 1787 shows bondsman: James Henry & John Berry. Mary Berry is believed to be daughter of George Berry
b. Robert
c Sarah....married James Poage and moved to Ohio (mentioned in Mary's complaint in 1812)...married William Alexander, referred to as Sarah Alexander in James's will dated 1806
d. Nancy.....married cousin (Charles Henry, son of Samuel)
e. Mary
f. John....married Mary "Polly" Fisher (dau of James Fisher)

(3) Brief sketch of William Henry family:

This family sketch is brief.........I have found nothing, other than, WILLIAM is mentioned as a brother living in Botetourt Co VA in SAMUEL's will proved 15 Sept 1789 >perhaps< written ca 1777.

John, the only reason I think these three brothers (William, James, & Samuel) could be sons of Robert Henry is: In James's 1757 purchase of 408 acres (survey #215), the survey references the adjoining corner of Robert Henry.

Here comes something strange..........John Patterson (died April 1748) in Augusta Co VA was the grandfather of Isabel/Isabella McCoun/McCown (the wife of William Henry of Henry's Knob).

Isabella's father (Francis McCoun/Cown) was born ca 1710 and her mother (Margaret Patterson was born ca 1712)....using the ca birthdate of Margaret Patterson, you can estimate Isabella was born ca 1832. The survey map of the Borden Grant shows JOHN PATTERSON (survey # 245) lived ca two miles north of ROBERT HENRY & JAMES HENRY (survey # 215)

Speculative married ____________ ____________. They had six children: John, Henry, Thomas, William, Mary , and Frances .

11-John Henry .

General Notes: Important Disclaimer

There is no concrete evidence that John Henry who married Martha is a sibling of William Henry (of Crowder's Creek) or Thomas Henry b. 1719, or that he is the father of Joseph, James, or William. Several pieces of circumstantial evidence support some familial relationship. John is listed as a sibling of William and Thomas here simply to facilitate research.

Research Notes:

• Deed: 23 Dec 1768, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. John Henry and wf Martha of Meck., to John Bigham, Robert Birghan Junr., & James Bigham of same, for L90 NC money...land on north branch of Steel Creek, above William Barnet's, granted to sd. John Henry by deed 21 Dec 1763...John Hendry (Seal), Martha (@) Hendry (Seal), wit: William Brownfield, John Brownfield. Rec. Jan. term 1770.

• Deed: 9 Feb 1769, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. This Indenture Witnesseth maid the ninth Day of February in the ninth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third and in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Nine Between John Hendrey & Martha his wife of the County of Mecklenburg and Province of North Carolina of the one Part and James Pursley of the County and Province aforesaid of the other Part
Witnesseth that for & in Consideration of Twenty Two Pounds Proclamation money to him in hand Payed by the said James Pursley to the said John Hendry and Martha his wife the receipt whereof is fully acknowledged the said John Hendry & Martha his wife Hath Given Granted Bargained Sold and by these Presents doth Give Grant Bargain and Sell unto the said James Pursley his heirs and assigns a sertain Piece or Parcel of land lying and being in the County and Province aforesaid and bound as follows
Indian Path Beginning at a white oak marked W. P. and running thence No. 19 E 120 poles to a stake then N. 76 W. 360 Poles to a Red Oak then S.19 W.120 Poles to a Post and thence S.76 E.320 Poles to the Beginning Containing in all Two Hundred & Twenty Acres of land Granted to John Hendry by Deed from William Patrick bearing Date the sixth of April one thousand seven Hundred & sixty five
To Have and To Hold the aforesaid Two Hundred and Twenty acres of Land with appurtenances and all Rights Priviledges and Improvements to the Same in any wise belonging to Him the Said James Pursley his heirs and assigns forever and the Said John Hendry & Martha his Wife their heirs & assigns doth hereby Covenant and agree to & with the said James Pursley that He the said James Pursley his heirs and assigns Shall & may hereafter Peacably and Quietly Have & Hold occupy Posses & Enjoy the aforesaid granted land & Premises without the let or molestation of any Person whatsoever and free and Clear from all & all manner of Incumberances whatsoever and the said John Hendry and Martha his wife Doth oblige themselves their heirs Executors & administrators to Warrant and Defend the aforegranted lands and Premises to him the said James Pursley his Heirs and assigns forever against the Claim of all Persons Whatsoever
In Witness whereof the Parties Have Hereunto set there Hands and Seals the day and Year first above Writen
Note Before Sining that after Quit Rents are Excepted & also the Transportation of a square Log Hous Part Civerd & Part unCivrd allowed to the Sd. John Hendry
Disposel
John Hendrey
Martha (her mark) Hendrey
Signed Sealed and delivered
In the Presence of
David Daviss
Jos. Lee


North Carolina
Mecklenburg County April Court 1769
To Wit

This is to Certify that the Execution of the within Deed was Proved in open Court and Recorded in the Clerk’s Office according to Law.
Ordered to be Registered
Robert Harris, CC

John married Martha ____________ , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________. They had three children: Joseph, James , and William .

111-Joseph Henry was born before 1756 and died on 22 Sep 1818 in Buncombe Co., North Carolina.

General Notes: Important Disclaimer

There is no conclusive evidence that John Henry who married Martha is the father of Joseph Henry, or that Joseph, James, and William are brothers. Several pieces of circumstantial evidence support some familial relationship. John is listed here as the father of Joseph simply to facilitate research.

Research Notes:

• He filed a pension application. 1 Joseph, Mary, W7714, NC Line, sol enl in Lincoln Co NC & sol m there to Mary McCasland on 17 May 1792 & he d 22 Sep:1818 in Buncombe Co NC & his wid appl there 7 Oct 1845 aged 73, wid d 8 May 1848, children were; John b 13 Nov 1793, Joseph b 28 Aug 1796, Nancy b 14 Nov 1793 & she m William Gudger, James b 24..Jan 1801, William b 9 Jun 1803, Farmer b 27 May 1806 & d 3 Jun 1808, Alexander who in 1851 was aged 42 & a res of Henderson Co NC, wid d leaving children; Mary Henry, Nancey Gudger, James & Alexander Henry, in 1845 one Alexander Henry was Clerk of Court for Buncombe Co NC & in 1846 a James Gudger of Buncombe Co NC but tbeir relationship to sol's family wasn't given.

• He appeared on the census in 1800 in Buncombe Co., North Carolina. 2-0-0-0-1/1-0-0-1-0/0-8

• He appeared on the census in 1810 in Buncombe Co., North Carolina. 4-1-1-0-1/0-1-0-1-0/0-15

Joseph married Mary McCasland , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 17 May 1792 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina. Mary was born about 1772 and died on 8 May 1848 in Buncombe Co., North Carolina at age 76. They had eight children: John, Joseph, Nancy, James, William, Farmer, Alexander , and Mary .

1111-John Henry was born on 13 Nov 1793.

1112-Joseph Henry was born on 28 Aug 1796.

1113-Nancy Henry was born on 14 Nov 1793.

Nancy married William Gudger , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

1114-James Henry was born on 24 Jan 1801.

1115-William Henry was born on 9 Jun 1803.

1116-Farmer Henry was born on 27 May 1806 and died on 3 Jun 1808 at age 2.

1117-Alexander Henry was born about 1809.

1118-Mary Henry .

112-James Henry was born about 1750 and died before Nov 1817.

General Notes: Important Disclaimer

There is no conclusive evidence that John Henry who married Martha is the father of James Henry, or that Joseph, James, and William are brothers. Several pieces of circumstantial evidence support some familial relationship. John is listed here as the father of James simply to facilitate research.

Research Notes:

• Deed: 14 Jan 1772, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. William Henry of Meck., farmer, to James Henry of same, farmer, for L20 proc. money...land on both sides of Long Creek, adj. Alexander, Erwin, 129 A., part of 300 A. granted to William Henry by John Mitchell by deed 9 Dec 1769...William Henry (Seal), Elizabeth Henry (Seal), Wit: James Bardley, John McKnit Alexander. Prov Jan term 1772.

• He appeared on the census in 1790 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. 1-4-3-0-0

• He appeared on the census in 1800 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. 0-1-3-0-1/0-0-2-0-2

• He appeared on the census in 1810 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. 0-0-1-1-1/0-0-1-1-1/0-0-0

• He signed a will 6 May l806 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. 290, p. 4. JAMES HENRY. 6 May l806, prb in Nov 1817 Ct by oaths of Isaac and Isaac S. Alexander.

Being in health, I give to [my wf?] Dorcas Henry, in lieu of her dower, her bed and furniture, my desk and bookcase, her spinning wheel, three cows and all the sheep, half of the kitchen and table furniture, her saddle and bridle and a horse, the privilege of living in my house during her widowhood, and all household furniture not mentioned in this will is to be at her disposal.

I will to my son William Henry the whole of the Blackwoods plantation, a tract adjacent to the plantation where I now live along the north side of sd Blackwoods plantation, his mare and her two colts, a cow, his sow and pigs and half of the plantation and carpentry tools. I will to my dau Jane Henry her mare with saddle and bridle, a bed and furniture, her chest of drawers, three cows and calves, and half of the kitchen and table furniture; and to my son Thomas Henry the whole plantation on which I now live, except for the encumbrances mentioned above, as well as the 20 A bought from John Erwin, two horses, a cow, a sow and pigs, and half of the plantation and carpentry tools. I will to my dau Ruth Alexander five sh; to my son Geo. Henry a colt; and to my son Cyrus Henry a horse with saddle and bridle and $300 in cash, but if the full sum cannot be raised my sons William and Thomas shall pay two-thirds of the amount lacking. The residue of my estate is to be sold and, after my just debts are paid and the legacies made herein paid., the balance is to be equally divided among my wf and children.. Exrs: Son Thomas, Dr. Joseph McKnitt Alexander, and Isaac Alexander. Wit: Isaac, Ruthy, and Isaac S. Alexander and Sarah (O) Smith, Isaac Alexander, CMC.

• Biographical Note:That this James Henry is the son of Thomas and Isabella Henry, and that he is connected to the family of William and Hannah Tanner Henry, is pure speculation based on circumstantial evidence, as follows:
--his date of birth, before 1755, is consistent with the other known children of Thomas and Isabella Henry
--that he names two sons William Henry and Thomas Henry
--that he owns Blackwoods plantation, and that James T. Henry (son of William and Hannah Tanner Henry) names one Gedion Blackwood as executor of his estate.
--his domicile near the home of John McIntire, whose granddaughters Elizabeth and Jane Russell married sons of William and Hannah Tanner Henry.
--that Thomas Henry's son, Robert, is known to have lived at one time near Beatties Ford, in the same vicinity as the James Henry home.

Please do not rely on this circumstantial evidence, but rather on your own research!!!

James married Dorcas ____________ , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________. Dorcas was born about 1755 and died before Aug 1827. They had six children: William, Thomas, Cyrus, George, Jane , and Ruth .

Research Notes:

• She signed a will on 16 Sep 1825 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. 118, p 5. DORCAS (D) HENRY. 16 Sep 1825, prb in Aug 1827 ct. I give to my son Thomas my bookcase; to my sons William and George and my dau Ruth Henry five sh each, to my son Cyrus Henry a bed and furniture, and to my dau Jane I give my livestock, my spinning wheel, a desk, two tables, all other household furniture as well as all the remainder of my property. Exrs: Son Thomas Henry and Job Canon.. Wit: Elisha Perry. Isaac Alexander, CMC.

1121-William Henry was born from 1775 to 1784.

1122-Thomas Henry was born from 1775 to 1784.

Thomas married Margery Cannon , daughter of Job Cannon and Margaret Irwin .2

1123-Cyrus Henry was born from 1775 to 1790.

Cyrus married Martha Montgomery , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 3 Jan 1810 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina.2 Martha was born in 1788 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina.

1124-George Henry was born from 1775 to 1790.

George married Martha Price , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 21 Dec 1809 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina.2

1125-Jane Henry was born from 1775 to 1784.

1126-Ruth Henry was born from 1775 to 1784.

Ruth married Isaac Alexander , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________. Isaac was born from 1750 to 1760. They had one child: Isaac S. .

Research Notes:

• He appeared on the census in 1820 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. 2 males Under 10
1 Male 45+
3 Females Under 10
1 Female 10-16
1 Female 16-26
1 Female 26-45

11261-Isaac S. Alexander was born from 1790 to 1800.

113-William Henry was born about 1740 and died before Jul 1782 in North Carolina.

General Notes: Important Disclaimer
It is pure speculation that the William married to Jean (father of James and John) is the same William Henry who was married to Martha per the 1772 deed. In addition, it is not proven that John Henry who married Martha is the father of William Henry, or that Joseph, James, and William are brothers. Several pieces of circumstantial evidence support some familial relationship. John is listed here as the father of Joseph simply to facilitate research. Please do not assume that these relationships are accurate.

Research Notes:

• Witnessed Deed: 9 Dec 1769, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. John Mitchel & wf Elizabeth to Robert Kerr, for s 5 proc money...39 A on waters of Long Creek...Wit: William Henry, Jno McK. Alexander, James Reid. Prov. Oct. Session 1777 by James Reed

• Deed: 9 Dec 1769, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. Pp. 619-620: 9 Dec. 1769, John Mitchell & wf Elisabeth to William Henry of Meck., for b 40 proc. money, 300 A on both sides of Long Creek, adj. Alexander, Erwin, Joseph Cannon, Smith. Wit: Isaac Mitchell, Jno. McKnitt Alexander. Rec.Jan. term 1770.

• Mentioned in Deed: 9 Dec 1769, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. Pp. 581-583: 9 Dec. 1769, John Mitchell & wf Elisabeth to Joseph Cannon of Meck., for b 40 proc. money, 303 A on waters of Long Creek, adj. Moses Moores corner, Falkners line, Wm. Henrys line, Wm. Sampels line, part of 12,500 Barony of Jeremiah Joy.. .Wit: Jno. McKnitt Alexander, Isaac Mitchel.Rec. Jan. Term 1770.

• Mentioned in Deed: 1 Apr 1770, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. Pp. 117-121: 1 April 1770, John Mitchell & wf Elizabeth of Salisbury, to Andrew Mitchell of Lancaster Co., Pa., for L 158 proc. money.. .tracts on waters of Long Creek and Sugar Creek (1) 1100 A on the Barony line and Garr Creek adj. Charles Patton, James Scott, Daniel Floy, Erwin, Shog, James Cannon, Moses Moore (2) 50 A on Long Creek & the Barony line adj. Moses Moore (3) 50 A on Long Creek adj. William Samples, William Henry, James Cannon (4) 80 A on Garr Creek adj. John Doherty and the Barony line, Mr. Coys(?) , Charles Patton (5) 70 A on both sides Garrs Creek adj. John Doherty's, Mr. Coy's(?), near Alexander's (6) 50 A adj. Bradley's, Mr. Henry's, John Smith's (7) 30 A ad;.Bardleys, Kerr's (8) 60 A on Barony line adj. John Boles (9) 14 A adj. McKees on Barony line (10) 18 A adj. Mitchell's Reed's, Crocket's (11) 80 A adj. James Kerrs, McGuins (12) 1150 Along Long Creek adj. John McEntire's, James McGuire's, Joseph Kerr's on the Barony line, Robert Kerr's, Alexander's, John Smiths, by the Great Road (13) 69 A on Barony line adj. Alexander's, Doherty (14) ~50 A adJ; John Cannon's, Crockets, James Bradleys, John McEntires, David Hays (15) 30 A on Barony line adj. Joseph Karr's, James Allen's (16) 200 A on branches of Sugar Creek adj. Jno. McEntires, Hays, Crockets, James Reeds, Robert McEntires, McGuins containing in the whole 3,201 A, part of 12,500 A granted to Jeremiah Joy,.late of London and sold to John Mitchell by James Wy1y High Sheriff of Meck, 5 Aug 1768.. .Wit: John Dunn, William Nesbet. Rec. July term 1770.

• Deed: 14 Jan 1772, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. William Henry of Meck., farmer, to James Henry of same, farmer, for L20 proc. money...land on both sides of Long Creek, adj. Alexander, Erwin, 129 A., part of 300 A. granted to William Henry by John Mitchell by deed 9 Dec 1769...William Henry (Seal), Elizabeth Henry (Seal), Wit: James Bardley, John McKnit Alexander. Prov Jan term 1772.

• Mentioned in Will: 1774, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. John Smith d 1774 trusty friends James and William Henry, John McNitt Alexander
Wit: James Bradley, John Canon, Thomas Blackwood, John McNitt Alexander

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• Deed: 1778, Rutherford Co., North Carolina. Henry, William / Henry, James / Deed/A-D/88 & 89/1778

• Estate Administration: Jul 1782, Rutherford Co., North Carolina. 3 On Motion, James Cook, agent for William Henry, moved to make inquiry whether the Estate of William Henry shall be confiscated agreeable to the bill found by Grand Jury against him this term, agreeable to law.

• Estate Administration: Jul 1782, Rutherford Co., North Carolina. 4 Ord. that Jean Henry, wife of William Henry, Dec'd. be given possession of all and Singular the goods, chattels, lands and tenaments, rights and credits of her late husband, William Henry, dec'd. Confiscated this term agrreable to Act of Genl. Assembly.

• Estate Administration: Jan 1783, Rutherford Co., North Carolina. 5 Alexander Henry came into Court and proved two deeds of conveyance for land in this County from William Henry to James Henry, Ord. to be reg.

• Estate Administration: Jul 1783, Rutherford Co., North Carolina. 6 The Court appointed James Cook guardian of James and John Henry, children of William Henry, who gave bond with Lodowyck Wray and Robert Porter in the sum of fifty pounds Sp.

William married Elizabeth ____________ , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________. They had three children: Mary, John , and James .

Research Notes:

• Deed: 14 Jan 1772, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. William Henry of Meck., farmer, to James Henry of same, farmer, for L20 proc. money...land on both sides of Long Creek, adj. Alexander, Erwin, 129 A., part of 300 A. granted to William Henry by John Mitchell by deed 9 Dec 1769...William Henry (Seal), Elizabeth Henry (Seal), Wit: James Bardley, John McKnit Alexander. Prov Jan term 1772.

1131-Mary Henry 7 was born on 6 Feb 1764 in York Co., Pennsylvania, died on 19 Jul 1832 in Jennings Co., Indiana at age 68, and was buried in Graham Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Vernon, Jennings Co., Indiana.

General Notes: Important Disclaimer
It is pure speculation that Mary Henry who married Walter Carson is the daughter of William Henry who died in Rutherford Co. in about 1782. William Henry is listed here as the father of Mary simply to facilitate research. Please do not assume that these relationships are accurate.

Mary married Capt. Walter Carson Sr. , son of John Carson and Mary McFarland , on 21 Apr 1781 in Camden District, South Carolina. Walter was born on 22 Jul 1758 in York Co., Pennsylvania, died on 3 Mar 1834 in Jennings Co., Indiana at age 75, and was buried in Graham Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Vernon, Jennings Co., Indiana. They had ten children: Isabella, Polly, John T., William Henry, Walter, Felix Watson, Daniel Calder, James Porter, Louisa Ann , and Mary .

Research Notes:

• Military: Aug 1776. 3 month duty/Capt. Wm. McLelland's co, PA militia

• Military: 1 Dec 1777. Drafted for 3 months tour of duty

• He emigrated in 1779. Moved to Camden district, SC

• Military: 1780. Entered service of SC militia

• He had a residence in 1780. Camden district, SC

• He emigrated between Jan 1781 and Oct 1782. Moved to Rutherford Co., NC

• He had a residence between 1782 and 1815. Duncan's Creek, Rutherford Co., NC

• He emigrated in 1815. Moved to IN

• He was contained in a pension record on 13 May 1833. Applied for Revolutionary War pension/Jennings Co., IN

11311-Isabella Carson 7 was born on 27 Feb 1782 in Rutherford Co., North Carolina, died on 16 Feb 1831 in Jennings Co., Indiana at age 48, and was buried in Graham Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Vernon, Jennings Co., Indiana.

Isabella married John Lattimore , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 3 Nov 1796 in Rutherford Co., North Carolina. John was born on 1 Mar 1778 in Tyron Co., North Carolina, died on 11 Sep 1859 in Jennings Co., Indiana at age 81, and was buried in Graham Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Vernon, Jennings Co., Indiana. They had ten children: Mary Ann, Walter C., John O., Samuel S., Daniel, Isabella C., Ann, Louisa, William M. , and Jemima .

Research Notes:

• He emigrated in 1809. Went with his brother-in-law, John Carson to IN territory and staked claims on Graham Creek.

• Moved: Sep 1811. To IN territory (Jennings co.)

• He signed a will on 5 Oct 1889. Probated

11312-Polly Carson 7 was born on 25 Jan 1784.

11313-John T. Carson 7 was born about 1787 and died in 1814 in North Carolina at age 27.

11314-William Henry Carson 7 was born on 29 May 1789, died in 1841 in Jennings Co., Indiana at age 52, and was buried in Graham Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Vernon, Jennings Co., Indiana.

Research Notes:

• Military: 1812. Served in the war

• Moved: About 1819. To Jennings Co., IN

William married Jane Caroline Carson , daughter of Gen. John C. Carson and Mary Withrow , on 1 Feb 1817 in Rutherford Co., North Carolina. Jane was born on 19 Nov 1793 in Rutherford Co., North Carolina, died on 26 Jul 1872 in Jennings Co., Indiana 8 at age 78, and was buried in Graham Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Vernon, Jennings Co., Indiana. They had one child: John Haywood .

11315-Walter Carson Jr. 7 was born on 2 Jun 1791.

Research Notes:

• Military: 1812. Served in the war?

Walter married Ginsey W. Graham , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, in 1827.

11316-Felix Watson Carson 7 was born in 1794 in Rutherford Co., North Carolina and died in 1865 in Jennings Co., Indiana at age 71.

Research Notes:

• Military: 1812. Served in the war

Felix married Mary S. 'Polly' Carson , daughter of Gen. John C. Carson and Mary Withrow , on 10 Dec 1818 in Rutherford Co., North Carolina. Mary was born about 1796 in Rutherford Co., North Carolina and died before 1850. They had one child: Sarah E. .

11317-Daniel Calder Carson 7 was born on 12 Dec 1796.

11318-James Porter Carson 7 was born in 1801 in Rutherford Co., North Carolina, died after Jan 1852 in Jennings Co., Indiana, and was buried after Jan 1852 in Vernon, Jennings Co., Indiana.

Research Notes:

• Church membership: Between 1833 and 1842. Received as member of Graham Presbyterian Church, North Jennings, IN

• He owned property in Jan 1852. Deeded land to son Benjamin

James married Elizabeth 'Betsy' Badgley , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 16 Feb 1822 in Jennings Co., Indiana. Elizabeth was born about 1799 in Virginia, died after 1850 in Jennings Co., Indiana, and was buried after 1850 in Vernonia, Columbia Co., Oregon. They had eight children: Benjamin Franklin, John Q., Sarah 'Sally', Anthony B., Walter C., Elizabeth J. 'Betsy', Louisa A. , and Phelix .

11319-Louisa Ann Carson 7 was born in 1804.

Research Notes:

• She has conflicting birth information of 17 Aug 1802.

Louisa married ____________ Graham , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

1131A-Mary Carson 7 was born about 1806.

Mary married ____________ Mitchell , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

1132-John Henry was born about 1770.

Research Notes:

• Orphaned: Before Jul 1783, Rutherford Co., North Carolina. 6 The Court appointed James Cook guardian of James and John Henry, children of William Henry, who gave bond with Lodowyck Wray and Robert Porter in the sum of fifty pounds Sp.

1133-James Henry was born about 1770.

Research Notes:

• Orphaned: Before Jul 1783, Rutherford Co., North Carolina. 6 The Court appointed James Cook guardian of James and John Henry, children of William Henry, who gave bond with Lodowyck Wray and Robert Porter in the sum of fifty pounds Sp.

William next married Jean ____________ , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

Research Notes:

• Estate Administration: Jul 1782, Rutherford Co., North Carolina. 4 Ord. that Jean Henry, wife of William Henry, Dec'd. be given possession of all and Singularthe goods, chattels, lands and tenaments, rights and credits of her late husband, William Henry, dec'd. Confiscated this term agrreable to Act of Genl. Assembly.

12-Henry Henry was born about 1715.

General Notes: Important Disclaimer

There is no concrete evidence that Henry Henry is a sibling of William Henry (of Crowder's Creek) or Thomas Henry b. 1719. Several pieces of circumstantial evidence support some familial relationship. Henry Henry is listed as a sibling of William and Thomas here simply to facilitate research.

Research Notes:

• Research: 9Historic Rural Hill Farm

Rural Hill Farm is the ancestral home of the John Davidson family. It was home to seven generations of Davidsons, spanning two-hundred-thirty-three years. In December, 1993, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina purchased Rural Hill Farm from the Davidson family. This ended an era began by John Davidson and his sister, Mary. Elizabeth, John Springs and May Davidson were the last of their line. They passed on the stewardship of this historic property to Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation. We, the Catawba Valley Scottish Society, have taken up that challenge.

John Davidson was born December 15, 1735. John was the oldest child of Robert and Isabella Ramsay Davidson. Dr. Chalmers G. Davidson's book, "Major John Davidson of Rural Hill," includes a quote from Mrs. T.J. "Stonewall" Jackson's memoir book, "Robert Davidson and his wife, Isabella Ramsay, came, I am told, from the neighborhood of Dundee, Scotland." Mrs. Jackson was a Davidson descendant. The Davidsons settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Both John and Mary Davidson were born in the community called Chestnut Level.
After the early death of Robert Davidson, Isabella and her two children moved to Rowan County, North Carolina. From family stories, it is believed that Isabella traveled with Robert's relatives that settled in the Centre Presbyterian Church community. From that Davidson branch was born General William Lee Davidson.

Family stories also recount that Robert Davidson died penniless due to his wife's love of spending. Even if true, the Widow Davidson was able to provide and educate her children. Henry Hendry, credited with a Princeton education, taught John and Mary. Isabella Davidson would later marry her children's teacher. Some historians credit Mr. Hendry's attraction to Isabella for her decision to settle near Salisbury, North Carolina instead of in the Centre Church community.

Even with Mr. Hendry's excellent teachings, frontier North Carolina was not a place where a man could put an education to practical purpose. So, John Davidson also studied and became a blacksmith. A profession that would serve him well all his life, even after his fortune was made.

In or around 1760 John and his sister moved to the Hopewell Church community in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Thus began the Davidson Era at Rural Hill Farm.

by Tina Brown, Moderator of the Olde Meck Genealogical Society, Hopewell Branch

• Mentioned in Deed: 27 Sep 1751, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. 20 Oct 1765: John Davison and wife Violet of Mecklenburg to James Ker and JOHN MURPHY of same, for L140 . . . land adj. Thomas McQuowns, on both sides Coddle Creek, below Joseph Tanner's Bridge, land granted to Henry Hendry 27 Sep 1751 . . . sold by the sheriff of Anson County to suit of Samuel Wilson and Samuel McCrury against the goods, chattels, etc. of Henry Hendry, and bought by John Dunn Esq., then sold to John Davison 17 Apr 1759. Wts: Thomas McQuown; Henry Hendry.

• Witnessed Deed: 17 Jul 1755, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. Book 1, p. 229-232 8 & 9 Sept 1756: 2 tracts William Alexander of Rowan Co. to Wm. Steven of same..2 tracts on south side of Catawba granted to JAMES ARMOR 9 Sept 1750 conveyed to to William Alexander 2 July 1755 - 300 acres. 1 - 15 acres granted to George Cathey 29 Mar 1753 conveyed to said Alexander on 17 July 1755. Wit: John Davidson and Henry Hendry

• Mentioned in Deed: 9 Sep 1756, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. Book 1, p. 229-232 8 & 9 Sept 1756: 2 tracts William Alexander of Rowan Co. to Wm. Steven of same..2 tracts on south side of Catawba granted to JAMES ARMOR 9 Sept 1750 conveyed to to William Alexander 2 July 1755 - 300 acres. 1 - 15 acres granted to George Cathey 29 Mar 1753 conveyed to said Alexander on 17 July 1755. Wit: John Davidson and Henry Hendry

• Witnessed Deed: Apr 1762, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. James and William Harrison (perhaps the man who witnessed a deed Jan. 25, 1763, to John Stewart in Surry county --23) bought June 5, 1758, four tracts of land of Robert Billespie (Rowan county deeds). Beside some lots in Salisbury, there were: (1) 580 acres on Second creek, including Davis's mill creek, it being the place whereon Capt. Samuel Davis formerly lived, adjoining Richard Mosby, (2) 350 acres in Anson (now Gaston) county, on the south side of the south fork of the Catawba river, on the south side of Long creek about 2 miles from the mouth of said creek and one mile from the mountain, being the land granted to Andrew Noland by patent Mar. 26, 1755, (3) 250 acres on the south side of the Catawba river, adjoining the land where Andrew McNabb lived and the land whereon Andrew Noland lived, and (4) one half part of a plantation of 580 acres on Cane creek, about a mile above John Gardner's. The witnesses were James Carter, Henry Hendry and Alexander Elmaley, and the deed was proved at the April court, 1762, and ordered to be recorded. We found no other record of these tracts and have no idea who this James was. (Ref.26)

• Mentioned in Deed: 14 Jun 1764, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. Pp. 82-83: 14 June 1764, Rees Morgan of Meck., to William Ramsey of same, for ~40 proc. money, 200 A granted to sd.
Rees Morgan 23 Feb 1759, on W side Cataba, adj. Alexander Catheys corner...Jean Adams corner...Rees Morgan (X) (Seal), Wit: John Cathey, Henry Hendry, James Price.

• Mentioned in Deed: 28 Dec 1764, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. 28 Dec.1764
Andrew Killen and wife Mary sell 1162 acres on the south side of Catawba River to John Ramsey for £200 S10. Land granted to Andrew in 1749 and 1754. Andrew wrote his name in "Dutch" Mary Killen (X). Wit: James McCome, James Ramsey, Henry Hendry.

• Bill of Sale: 8 May 1767, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. Pp. 260-261: 8 May 1767, George Lamkin of Meck., to James Johnston of same, for 1 111 s 4 d 8.. .sale of slaves (named). George Lamkin (Seal). Wit: William Lamkin, Henry Hendry Junr., Henry Hendry. Prov. Jan. term 1768.

• Mentioned in Deed: Jan 1770, Tryon Co., North Carolina. TRYON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA MINUTES OF THE COURT OF PLEAS AND QUARTER SESSIONS 1769-1779
January term 1770
A Bond of performance from John Cathey & Jane Ervin to James Patterson for tract of land containing two hundred & thirty nine acres on the West side of the So. Fork of Cataba River known by the name of Hugh Erwin's plantation in consideration of sixty pounds proc. money. Proved by Henry Henry evidence thereto. Ordered to be Registered.

Henry married Isabella Ramsey , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________. Isabella was born about 1715 in Scotland and died after 1782 in Iredell Co., North Carolina. They had one child: Henry .

Research Notes: After the early death of Robert Davidson, Isabella and her two children moved to Rowan County, North Carolina. From family stories, it is believed that Isabella traveled with Robert's relatives that settled in the Centre Presbyterian Church community. From that Davidson branch was born General William Lee Davidson. (Source: Catwaba Valley Scottish Society, Restoration Projects, Rural Hill Farm

Research Notes:

• Research: 9Historic Rural Hill Farm

Rural Hill Farm is the ancestral home of the John Davidson family. It was home to seven generations of Davidsons, spanning two-hundred-thirty-three years. In December, 1993, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina purchased Rural Hill Farm from the Davidson family. This ended an era began by John Davidson and his sister, Mary. Elizabeth, John Springs and May Davidson were the last of their line. They passed on the stewardship of this historic property to Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation. We, the Catawba Valley Scottish Society, have taken up that challenge.

John Davidson was born December 15, 1735. John was the oldest child of Robert and Isabella Ramsay Davidson. Dr. Chalmers G. Davidson's book, "Major John Davidson of Rural Hill," includes a quote from Mrs. T.J. "Stonewall" Jackson's memoir book, "Robert Davidson and his wife, Isabella Ramsay, came, I am told, from the neighborhood of Dundee, Scotland." Mrs. Jackson was a Davidson descendant. The Davidsons settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Both John and Mary Davidson were born in the community called Chestnut Level.
After the early death of Robert Davidson, Isabella and her two children moved to Rowan County, North Carolina. From family stories, it is believed that Isabella traveled with Robert's relatives that settled in the Centre Presbyterian Church community. From that Davidson branch was born General William Lee Davidson.

Family stories also recount that Robert Davidson died penniless due to his wife's love of spending. Even if true, the Widow Davidson was able to provide and educate her children. Henry Hendry, credited with a Princeton education, taught John and Mary. Isabella Davidson would later marry her children's teacher. Some historians credit Mr. Hendry's attraction to Isabella for her decision to settle near Salisbury, North Carolina instead of in the Centre Church community.

Even with Mr. Hendry's excellent teachings, frontier North Carolina was not a place where a man could put an education to practical purpose. So, John Davidson also studied and became a blacksmith. A profession that would serve him well all his life, even after his fortune was made.

In or around 1760 John and his sister moved to the Hopewell Church community in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Thus began the Davidson Era at Rural Hill Farm.

by Tina Brown, Moderator of the Olde Meck Genealogical Society, Hopewell Branch

• Biographical Note: 10Robert Davidson arrived in America from Ireland or Scotland about 1715. He settled in Pennsylvania and married Isabella Ramsay. Unfortunately he died quite young leaving his widow. In 1745, Isabella Ramsay Davidson with her children John and Mary, decided to follow friends and move south where land was plentiful and fertile along the Yadkin River in Rowan County. John and his sister Mary moved by covered wagon further west in the 1760's. They intended to go to Lincoln County, but tradition says that when they reached the Catawba River near Allison's Ferry, the river was swollen and they could not cross. While preparing a campsite they discovered three springs in close proximity. This combined with the beauty of the area convinced them to go no farther.
John was an iron master by trade but showed an early interest in the community as well. In the turbulent times just prior to the Revolutionary War, Davidson was elected a member of the Committee of Safety of Mecklenburg. At one such meeting a revolutionary list of resolves were adopted stating, "that all laws and commissions confirmed by, or derived from the authority of the King and Parliament, are annulled..." Tradition has it that the following day, May 20th, the delegates signed the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, which was carried to the Continental Congress in Philadelphia. Unfortunately no original copies of the Mecklenburg Declaration exist and some debate its existence. John Davidson's son was born on May 20, 1775. His nickname, "Independence Ben" tends to lend a note of substance to the story.

John received a commission and was present at Cornwallis' defeat of the American forces at Camden, SC in 1780. When Cornwallis occupied Charlotte shortly afterward, foragers from his army were apparently headed toward provisions at Rural Hill when they ran into a nest of sniper fire at McIntyre farm, later described as 'a hornet's nest' by Cornwallis.

General Green ordered General William Lee Davidson, a distant relative of John, to slow Cornwallis' expected crossing into North Carolina, so that the main force could retreat north. General Davidson decided to harry Cornwallis when he attempted to cross the Catawba at Cowan's Ford, about four miles north of Rural Hill. According to tradition, Major John Davidson provided transportation for his troops, an encampment site at Rural Hill and the loan of a horse for the General on the day of the battle. General Davidson was killed at Cowan's Ford and the horse returned riderless to the stables at Rural Hill. The General was buried secretly at night in the Hopewell Church cemetery.

John was an industrious man, and his family prospered. He was associated in business with his sons-in-law, General Joseph Graham and Captain Alexander Brevard in the iron business. They owned the Vesuvius Furnace and Mount Tirzah Forge in Lincoln County, which supplied cannon balls for the War of 1812. Major John Davidson and his wife Violet are buried in the Rural Hill Burying Ground.

The Davidson family retains ownership of the Burying Ground and has consented to allow the Loch Norman Highland Games Worship service to be held on this historic site.

121-Henry Henry was born about 1745.

13-Thomas Henry was born about 1719 in Northern Ireland, 11 died on 27 Sep 1787 at age 68, and was buried in Goshen Presbyterian Churchyard, Lincoln Co., North Carolina.

General Notes: Important Disclaimer

There is no conclusive evidence that Thomas Henry b. 1719 and William Henry, Sr. ("Crowders Creek" William Henry) are brothers. At least one researcher claims Thomas is the brother of "Henry's Knob" William Henry of York Co., SC. However, Lawrence K. Wells extensive study of William Henry of Henry's Knob suggests that William was an only child:

Several pieces of circumstantial evidence support the relationship between Thomas and William Henry of Crowder's Creek:

--the proximity of the graves of Thomas and Isabella Henry and their children to those of Moses Henry's descendants at Goshen Presbyterian Chruch Cemetery

--reference to a Thomas Henry as a brother of William, Jr. in the bible register recorded by Emmaline Minor Henry. It is possible that she missed the relationship by a generation and that Thomas was a brother to William Sr., not William Jr.

--buried near Thomas Henry in Goshen Churchyard is a John Henry b. Mar 10, 1774. In the 1830 census of Lincoln Co., there is a John Henry living one door away from Jonathan Gullick and Margaret Baldridge Henry Gullick, widow of Moses Henry (this is also close to the residence of James T. Henry, Moses' brother). If this is not Moses' son (and Moses Henry Hand's family history states unequivocally that Moses' son John went to Tennessee), then the likelihood is that this Thomas and Isabella's son, and his proximity to Moses' widow further suggests a family link between Thomas and our William Sr.

--In the 1840 census, one Israel Henry lives next door to Moses Ratchford. Moses Ratchford's wife is a daughter of Isaac Henry and granddaughter of Thomas and Isabella Henry. Milton Berry, born 1800 to 1810, a neighbor of the Ratchfords and Israel Henry, was bondsman for Israel Henry's marriage to Martha Porter. Perhaps it is coincidence that William Jr. and Jane Russell Henry named their youngest Milton Barry Henry, but maybe not. In 1810, Moses Ratchford lives two doors away from Jonathan Gullick. Nearby is William Berry. There is only one resource on line that seems to identify this Milton...he is thought to be the son of Robert Berry, born 1750. In 1830, Robert and William Berry live just a few doors away from Nathan Mendinhall (who purchased the land of Joseph and William Henry Jr.), just a little farther are Jonathan Gullick and the John Henry presumed above to be the son of Thomas.

--Moses Henry is sometimes referred to as one of the "South Fork Boys," and Thomas Henry was known to reside in this area, which is only a few miles from the Crowders Creek area where William Sr. is known to have owned land.

For now, I have chosen to show Thomas and Crowder's Creek William Henry as siblings, but I caution readers to draw their own conclusions.


Research Notes:

• Grave Marker:

Thomas Henry's Headstone
Goshen Presbyterian Chruchyard
Lincoln (now Gaston) Co., North Carolina


Inscription:
In memory of
THOMAS HENRY
Who departed this life Sept. the 27 1787 Aged
68 Years
We rest in hope
That though he slumber in the ground
That the last trumpets' joyfull sound
Will raise him up with sweet surprise
To praise his God beyond the skies

• Domicile: 1750s, Frederick Co., Virginia. Said to have been in Frederick Co., Virginia in the 1750s (per THE ROUTH FAMILY OF RANDOLPH COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA This has not been verified by the compiler.

• Land Grant: 21 Apr 1764, South Carolina. File # 250 (982); Gr #11, Bk 17, p 53 (18,50) Plat" (nd) Surveyed for Thomas Henry, 600 acres on Cherokee Creek about 2 miles from Cherokee foard of Broad River including Joseph Clements Improvements. By Francis Beaty, John Neill & Benja. Shaw, CB Iss 21 Apr 1764

• Deed: 25 Jan 1764, Rowan Co., North Carolina. Francis Beaty of Rowan Co. to Thomas Henry of Rowan Co., cabinet maker, (lease s5, release L30,...land on S side S fork Cataba, adj. to a survey made for Jeremiah Potts...adj. Daniel Warlocks...patented to Robert McPherson 13 Mar 1756...Francis Beaty (Seal), Wit: James Rusk, James Beaty

• Deed: 17 Jul 1767, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. 12 Volume 4, Page 324-327: 16 & 17 July 1767, Thomas Hendry & wf Isabella of Meck., Carpenter and Jointer to ZACHEUS RUTH of same, millwright (lease s5, release £ 40
NC money)...land on both sides Long Creek near the land that Francis Beaty purchased of James Armstrong now David Stanleys place ... granted to Francis
Beaty 14 Apr. 1761 and conveyed to sd. Thomas Hendry ... Thomas Hendry (Seal),
Isabella Hendry (Seal), Wit: James Cook, James Cook, James Henderson. Prov. Date
not given.

• Deed: Oct 1768, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. 13 Volume 4, Page 749-750: Zachariah Routh & wf Elizabeth of Meck., to Michael Hoyle of same, for £ 100 proc. Money, 200 A on both sides of Long Creek a South branch of Catawba River, a little above the Great Falls near the land of Francis Beaty,
purchased of James Armstrong, now David Staly (?), granted to Francis Beaty, 14
Apr. 1761, conveyed to Thomas Henry, then to Routh ... Zachariah Routh (Seal),
Elizabeth Routh (X) (Seal). Wit: Frederick Hambright, John Th___(torn) Rec. Oct.
Term 1768.

• Deed: 28 Feb 1770, Tryon Co., North Carolina. 14 A Deed of Sale from John Sloan to Thomas Henry Dated the 28th day of Feb'y 1770 for 150 acres of Land proved by James Henderson Evidence thereto. Ordered to be Registered.

• Deed: 1 Aug 1772, Tryon Co., North Carolina. 14 Thos McKnight to Thomas Henry 195 acres dated 1st August 1772 proved by Thomas Beatey.

• Court Records: 20 Jan 1773, Tryon Co., North Carolina. 14 A Power of Attorney from Thos Henry to Francis Armstrong Dated the 20th Day of January 1773 proved in Open Court by Ja's Graham Evidence thereto. Ord'd to be Reg'd.

• Deed: 23 Aug 1773, Tryon Co., North Carolina. 14 A Deed of Sale from Thomas Henry to Christian Rinehart for 300 Acres of Land Dated the 23rd Day of August 1773 proved by Wm Alston Evidence thereto. Ord'd to be Reg'd.

• Court Records: Apr 1782, Lincoln Co., North Carolina. 1782 April: THOMAS ROBINSON and Thomas Henry ordered to serve as Constables in Cpt Moore's Dist for one year. Lincoln Co.

• Estate: 1791, Lincoln Co., North Carolina. Lincoln Co. Estates 1779-1825
CR .060.508.56; Thomas Henry, 179
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Thomas married Isabella ____________ , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________. Isabella was born about 1728, died on 30 Dec 1821 at age 93, and was buried in Goshen Presbyterian Churchyard, Lincoln Co., North Carolina. They had seven children: Jane, Joseph, Robert, Margaret, Isaac, Rachel , and John .

Marriage Notes: The children listed here are assumed to be the children of Thomas and Isabella Henry. Some sources suggest that Thomas Henry married Martha Shields in Mecklenburg Co., NC in 1764, and still other sources have referred to the bride as Martha Isabella Shields. If this is correct, then this marriage was probably the second for both Thomas and Isabella, a possibility supported by a grouping of children born beginning with Robert Henry in 1765 and continuing into the mid-1770s, when Thomas was in his 50s and Isabella was in her 40s. The possibility certainly exists that Thomas had (during an earlier marriage) another household in the area of Beatty's Ford (one possible child being James Henry, b. abt. 1755, who married Dorcas Henry and had sons named Thomas and William).

Research Notes:

• Photo:

Isabella Henry's Headstone
Goshen Presbyterian Chruchyard
Lincoln (now Gaston) Co., North Carolina


Inscription:
In memory of
Isabella Henry
wife of Thomas
Henry
who departed this
life
December the 30th
1821
Aged 93 years

• Deed: 1795, Lincoln Co., North Carolina. Apr. 7, 1795. William Rankin, sheriff (Lincoln Co.) to John McClure (same); for 35£ 5s sold 81 ac; border: James Leeper, Isaac Irwin, Alexander Martin, & "the" river; sold May 17, 1793, due to execution from Lincoln Co court to collect 30£ 1s 1p from Alexander Martin, admonistrator of Samuel Martin desc, and George Oliver due to suit of Isabel Henry. Signed W. Rankin. Witness: Lwn Henrderson & John Neagle. Rec Jan. 1796. Book 17, p. 379.

Nov. 27, 1795 John McClure (Lincoln Co) to Joseph Henry (same) 80£ sold 81 ac; border: James Leeper, Isaac Irwin, Alexander Martin, & "the" river; formerly property of Samuel Martin desc and sold, due to suit of Isabel Henry against Alexander Martin, administrator of Samuel Martin, & George Oliver, in May 1793 (deed dated Apr. 7, 1795 for 35£ 5s by William Rankin, sheriff, to John McClure. Signed John McClure Witness Jo Neel & James Leeper. Wit oath Jan. 1796 by James Leeper. Book 17, p. 380.

131-Jane Henry was born about 1762, died in Apr 1837 at age 75, and was buried in Smith's Cemetery, Belmont, Lincoln Co., North Carolina.

Research Notes:

• Grave Marker: Smith's Cemetery, Belmont, Lincoln Co., North Carolina.


Inscription:
SACRED
TO THE
memory of
JANE H. LEEPER
who departed this life
in the month of April, AD
1837 in the 75 year of
her age.

Jane married Matthew Leeper ,16 son of James Leeper and Unknown , on 18 Mar 1782 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina.2 15 Matthew was born on 27 May 1755, 16 died on 12 Oct 1849 16 at age 94, and was buried in Smith's Cemetery, Belmont, Lincoln Co., North Carolina. 16 They had two children: Matthew and James .

Research Notes:

• Grave Marker: Smith's Cemetery, Belmont, Lincoln Co., North Carolina.


Inscription:
IN
memory of
MATTHEW LEEPER
A Patriot of the
Revolution
born May 27th 1755
died October 12th
1849

• Beneficiary of Estate: 1779, Tryon Co., North Carolina. 17 ARMSTRONG, FRANCIS, to James and Matthew Leeper.

• He appeared on the census in 1810 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina. 1810 LEEPER MATTHEW
Lincoln County NC p. 366
1 male 10-15
1 male 45+
1 female under 10
1 female 10-15
1 female 16-25
1 female 26-44

One Isaac Henry is nearby.

• He appeared on the census in 1820 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina. Isaac Henry, Matthew Leeper. Rachael McClure appear side-by-side (theis census is somewhat alphabetized, however). John Henry, presumed son of Thomas, is nearby.

• He appeared on the census in 1830 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina. One male 70-80
One female 70-80

Neighbors include Isaac Henry, Alexander Porter, Enos Campbell, Thomas Henry (aged 20-30 with famels 20-30 and 50-60), Cyrus Davidson, James Leeper, John Leeper, Andrew Leeper.

1311-Matthew Leeper . 16

1312-James Leeper . 16

132-Joseph Henry 16 was born about 1763 16 and died about 1840 in Henderson Co., North Carolina 16 at age 77.

General Notes:

Research Notes:

• Autograph: 1837.


Joseph Henry's signature from an 1837 bond issued as part
of the administration of the estate of his brother, John Henry.

• Witnessed Deed: 1814, Buncombe Co., North Carolina. 1814 ABRAHAM KUYKENDALL of Franklin Co, TN deed to PETER KUYKENDALL of Buncombe Co NC 150 acres on Batts Branch joining JOHN KUYKENDALL and JANE MCMINNS survey. Buncombe Ct NC Book G page 307. Witnessed Joseph Henry Jr. and ABRAHAM MCGUFFEE

• Mentioned in Will: 27 Jul 1827, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. 18 ALEXANDER PORTER, SR. 27 Jul 1827, prb Nov 1833 ct. Being weak of body and full advanced in years, I give $1 to my son James Porter and confirm to him the property given to him previously which I consider all that circumstances will justify; to my grandson Alexander S. Porter, son of James, $10; to my son Alexander Porter I confirm a deed for 130 A as well as the horse with saddle and bridle already in his hands; to my son William Porter I have given 130 A and a mare and colt; to Joseph Henry, husband of my decd dau Elizabeth, I give the property formerly given to her in trust for her heirs; to my grandson Alexander P. Henry, son of Elizabeth, I give $10; to my dau Jane Marshall I give $1 and confirm what I have given her and her husband James heretofore; and to my grandson Alexander P. Marshall, son of James, $10.

I give to my dau Margaret Porter a horse with her saddle and bridle, the negro Tuck, a bureau or chest of drawers, her bed and furniture, half of the cupboard and kitchen furniture, and her spinning wheel and cards, and to my dau Sarah Porter I give the negro Sam, a mare with her saddle and bridle, her bed and furniture, half of the cupboard and kitchen furniture, her spinning wheel and cards, and her bureau or chest of drawers. I also give to my daus Margaret and Sarah the use of my dwelling house and outbuildings, sufficient cleared land contiguous, the privilege of clearing additional land if necessary, and the use of timber, for as long as they remain single and wish to live on my plantation.

I will to my sons Alexander and William the plantation on which I live which is to be divided equally between them, but subject to the above encumbrance to my daus Margaret and Sarah. I also will to my two sd sons the negro Jack. The remainder of my personal property is to be sold except my books which are to be equally divided among my sons Alexander and William and my daus Margaret and Sarah except my large house Bible and my large Adams Geography which I give to my son James. The proceeds from the sale are to be used to pay my debts, and if there is any remainder, after purchasing headstones for the graves of my wf and myself, it is to be equally divided among my unmarried children. Exrs: My much esteemed friend Col. Samuel Neel and my son James
Porter. wit: Thomas Dunn, William Bigham, Jurat, and Andrew Grier.

CODICIL of 17 May 1831. The horse left to my dau Margaret has died and in its place I 1ive her $35. wit: Thomas Dunn, Jurat, and Andrew Grier. B. Oates, CCC.

• He was contained in a pension record. 19 JOSEPH HENRY BUNCOMBE COUNTY PRIVATE NORTH CAROLINA MILITIA $20.00 ANNUAL ALLOWANCE $60.00 AMOUNT RECEIVED FEBRUARY 28, 1834 PENSION STARTED AGE 70

• Estate: 1840, Henderson Co., North Carolina. WILL OF JOSEPH HENRY, SR.

(Typists note: You will note errors in this document.
Let it be said here that this is exactly the way it is written)
The 1st page of this file is missing
out and defend to the said Rachel Henry his heirs administrators assigns forever. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand (seal) this 21st of May, 1840.
Jos. Henry (Seal)
B Miller
George Orr
State of North Carolina
Court of Pleas quarter session
July session - 1840
Henderson County
Within deed of gift was duly proven in open court by the oath of George Orr subscribing witness thereto considered and ordered to be registered.
Registered August 20th 1840
Witness Elisha King C.C.C.
State of North Carolina
Henderson County
To all whom these persons may come greeting, know all ye that I Joseph Henry of the County and aforesaid for and in consideration I have for my son Ephraim Henry be this day given granted and conveyed onto the said E. Henry all say it Title and interest that I have to certain Negro woman named Lucy all my right and Title of which I for myself my executors administrators and assigns do forever warrant and defend to the said E Henry his heirs assigns and executors do forever, In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the May 21st 1840
Seal B Miller Jos. Henry (Seal)
Seal George Orr
State of North Carolina
Henderson County
Court of Pleas Quarter session
July ___ 1840
For within deed of gift was duly proven in open court by the oath of George Orr a subscribing witness thereto a considered and ordered registered
Registered August 26, 1840 Witness Elisha King C.C.C.
State of North Carolina
Henderson County
To all whom these presence may come greeting know ye that I Joseph Henry son of the county and state of aforesaid and in consideration of the natural love and affection I have for my son Joseph Henry Jr., I have this day in my -__ warranted unto him Joseph Henry, Jr. all my right Title interest that I have to a certain negro man named Benjamin the right and title which negro I for myself my heirs executors administrator and signs to forever servant and we warrant and defend to the said Joseph Henry for him and assigns forever in witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this 21st day of May 1840.
Jos. Henry (Seal)
D.B. Miller
George Orr
State of North Carolina
Henderson County
Court of Pleas Quarter Session
July session 1840
The within deed of gift ever duly proven in open court by George Orr a subscribing witness thereto recorded and ordered to be registered.
Registered: August 20th, 1840 Witness Elisha King C.C.C.
State of North Carolina
Henderson County
To all to whom these presence may come greeting know ye that I Joseph Henry son of the county and state aforesaid for and in consideration of the natural love and affection I have for my son Noah Henry, I have this day given granted and conveyed unto him the said Noah Henry all my right Title and interest which I have in two certain negroes named Hanah and Lewis with right and title of which is given for myself my heirs executors administrators and assigns do forever warrant and defend to Noah Henry his heirs assignees forever in witness whereof I have set my hand and seal. These 21st day of May 1840
James Henry (Seal)
D. B. Miller
George Orr
State of North Carolina
Henderson County
Court of Pleas Quarter session
July Session - 1840
The within deed of gift of the this duly proven in open court by the oath of George Orr a subscribing witness thereto considered and ordered to be registered.
Registered August 26th, 1840
Witness Elisha King C.C.C.
State of North Carolina
Henderson County
To all to whom these presence may come greeting know ye that I Joseph Henry son of the county and State aforesaid for and in consideration of natural love and affection I have for my daughter Margaret Orr, I have this day given granted and conveyed unto the said Margaret Orr all my right Title and interest that I have to three certain negroes Nageed(sp?) Liddy, Reuben and Clorissa the right and title of which negroes I for myself my heirs executors administrators and assigns do forever warrant and forever defend the same to the said Margaret Orr his heirs and assignees forever. In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this 21st May 1840.
Jos. Henry (Seal)
D.B. Miller
George Orr
State of North Carolina
Henderson County
Court of Pleas Quarter session
July Session - 1840
The within deed of gift of the this duly proven in open court by the oath of George Orr a subscribing witness thereto considered and ordered to be registered.
Registered August 26th, 1840
Witness Elisha King C.C.C.
State of North Carolina
Henderson County
To all whom these presence I Joseph Henry Sr. of the county and state aforesaid for and consideration of the natural love and affection I have for my son Robert Henry I have this day given granted and conveyed until him the said Robert Henry all my right title and interest that have to certain negroes named Green and Jackson the right and title of which negroes I for myself my heirs executors administrators and assigns do forever warrant and defend to the said R. Henry his heirs and assigns forever, in witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this 21 days of May 1840
Jos. Henry (Seal)
D Miller
George Orr
State of North Carolina
Henderson County
Court of Pleas Quarter session
July Session - 1840
The within deed of gift of the this duly proven in open court by the oath of George Orr a subscribing witness thereto considered and ordered to be registered.
Registered August 26th, 1840
Witness Elisha King C.C.C.
State of North Carolina
Henderson County
To all to whom these presets may come greeting, know ye that I Joseph Henry of the state and county aforesaid for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which I have for my son Robert Henry I have this day given granted and conveyed unto him the said Albert Henry all my right title and interest that I have to a certain negro woman named Hariett the right and title to which negro I for myself my heirs executors, administrators and assigns do forever warrant and defend to the said Albert Henry his heirs and assigns forever. In witness whereof I have herewith set my hand and seal this 21 day of May 1840.
Jos. Henry (Seal)
D.B. Miller
George Orr
State of North Carolina
Henderson County
Court of Pleas Quarter session
July Session - 1840
The within deed of gift of the this duly proven in open court by the oath of George Orr a subscribing witness thereto considered and ordered to be registered.
Registered August 26th, 1840
Witness Elisha King C.C.C.
State of North Carolina
Henderson County
To all to whom these presence may come greeting know ye that I Joseph Henry Senior of the state and county aforesaid for and in consideration of the natural love and affection I have for my son William B Henry, I have this day given granted and conveyed until the said William B Henry all my right title and interest that I have to a certain negro woman named Agatha the right and title of negro I for myself my heirs, executors administrators and assigns do forever warrant and defend to the said William B Henry his heirs assigns forever. In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal, this 21st day of May, 1840.
Jos. Henry (Seal)
D. B. Miller
George Orr
State of North Carolina
Henderson County
Court of Pleas Quarter session
July Session - 1840
The within deed of gift of the this duly proven in open court by the oath of George Orr a subscribing witness thereto considered and ordered to be registered.
Registered August 26th, 1840
Witness Elisha King C.C.C.
State of North Carolina
Henderson County
To all to whom these presence may come greeting, know ye that I Joseph Henry Sr. of the state and county aforesaid for and in consideration of the natural love and affection I have for my heirs as follows, Ephraim Henry, Margaret Orr, Joseph, Robert, Noah, Rachel and Wm. B Henry, I this day give granted and conveyed unto them the said E. Henry, Margaret Orr, Joseph, Robert, and Noah, Rachel and Wm. B. Henry all my right title and interest that I have to two certain negro women named Ann & Miller the right and title of which negroes I for myself my heirs executors administrators and assigns do warrant and defend the said E. Henry, Margaret Orr, Joseph, Robert, Noah, Rachel and Wm B Henry their heirs assigns forever. In witness I have set my hand and seal May 21st 1840.
Jos. Henry (Seal)
D.B. Miller
George Orr
State of North Carolina
Henderson County
Court of Pleas Quarter session
July Session - 1840
The within deed of gift of the this duly proven in open court by the oath of George Orr a subscribing witness thereto considered and ordered to be registered.

Registered August 26th, 1840
Witness Elisha King C.C.C.
State of North Carolina
Henderson County
To all whom these presence may come greeting, know ye that I Joseph Henry, Sr. of the county and state aforesaid for and in consideration of the natural love and affection I have for my wife Charlotte Henry, I have this day given granted and now unto her Charlotte Henry all my right title and interest that I have to a certain Negro woman named Julia the right and title of which negro I for myself my heirs executors administrators and assigns do forever warrant and defend to Charlotte Henry her heirs and assigns forever in witness whereof I have unto set my hand and seal May 21st 1840
Jos Henry (Seal)
B.D. Miller
George Orr
State of North Carolina
Henderson County
Court of Pleas Quarter session
July Session - 1840
The within deed of gift of the this duly proven in open court by the oath of George Orr a subscribing witness thereto considered and ordered to be registered.
Registered August 26th, 1840
Witness Elisha King C.C.C.
This indenture made the 21st day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty between Joseph Henry, Sr. and his son Noah Henry, both of the county of Henderson and state of North Carolina witness that the said Jos. Henry son for and in consideration of of one dollar to him in hand paid receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and the further consideration of the natural love and affection which he has to and have with the said Noah Henry hath given granted and conveyed defend and set over and by these presence do this give grant convey and give set over unto the said Noah Henry and to him his heirs executors administrators and assigns all that certain tract of parcel of land situate and lying in the County of Henderson and beginning at a White Oak on a ridge at the beginning corner of the Burns tract runs south 90 poles to a stake thence west 180 poles to a stake, thence north 90 poles to a stake thence east 60 poles to a black oak by the edge of an old field, then north 80 poles to a stake. Thence east 120 poles to a stake, thence south 80 poles to the beginning stake. Thence east 120 poles to a stake, thence south 80 poles to the beginning stake containing 160 acres more or less to have and to hold the said granted land and premises to the said Noah Henry, his heirs executors administrators and assigns and forever deed. The said Joseph Henry Sr., for himself his heirs executors administrators and assigns the said land and premises Here set items and appurtenances and all right title interest and property to the said Noah Henry his heirs executors administrators and assigns free and clear from and all former gifts grants deeds titles mortgages dower rights and titles of dower judgments executive bases apprisements fines forfeitures amendments troubles and incumbrances of whatsoever nature form an extent had made done suffered or committed by the said Joseph Henry Sr., by every person or persons whosoever by his order agency means or procovenant and against the claims or demand of all and every other person or persons whatsoever will now and end at all time hereafter warrant and duly defend by these presence in testimony before the said Joseph Henry Sr. has hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year first above written signed sealed and delivered in presence.
Jos. Henry (Seal)
D.B. Miller
George Orr
State of North Carolina
Henderson County
Court of Pleas Quarter session
July Session - 1840
The within deed of gift of the this duly proven in open court by the oath of George Orr a subscribing witness thereto considered and ordered to be registered.
Registered August 26th, 1840
Witness Elisha King C.C.C.
This indenture made the 21st day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty between Joseph Henry, Sr. and his son Robert Henry both of the County of Henderson in the State of North Carolina intrusteth that the said Joseph Henry for and in consideration of one dollar to him in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and the further consideration of the natural love and affection which he doth bear that said Robert Henry hath hereby given granted conveyed and set over by these presence does give grant convey confirm and set over now to the said Robert Henry and to his heirs executors administrators and assigns all that contain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the County of Henderson and beginning at a bush at the mouth of Branch Creek and same north the River S69 East 81 poles to a stone on the bank of the river thence N2 degrees East 28 poles to a Black oak then north 21 poles to a spanish oak then N41 East 60 poles to a black oak thence north 120 poles to a stake, then west 20 poles to a spanish oak. Then south 43 west 62 poles to a black oak. Then south 28 1/2 west 18 poles to a post oak. Then south 11 west 70 poles to a stake Brysons corner. Then a south the same west 28 poles to a state, then south to the beginning containing 96 acres on the north side of French Branch River to have and to hold the said granted land and premises to the said Robert Henry, his heirs executors administrators and assigns forever and the said Joseph Henry Sr. for himself his heirs executors administrators and assigns the said land and premises Heretitaments and appurtenances and all the right titles and property therein to the said Robert Henry his heirs executors administrators and assigns free and clear from and all forever gifts grants deeds titles Mortgages dower rights and titles of dower judgments executions taxes assessments fines forfeitures amendments troubles and incumbrances of whatsoever nature forms or extent had made done suffered or committed by the said Joseph Henry Sr., by any other person or persons whatsoever by his order agency means or procurement and against the claim and demands of all and any other person or persons whatsoever will now and at all time hereafter well and truly warrant and defend by these presence in testimony whereof the said Joseph Henry Sr., hereto set his hand and fixed seal the day and year first above written signed sealed and delivered in presence of
Jos. Henry (Seal)
D.B. Miller
George Orr
State of North Carolina
Henderson County
Court of Pleas Quarter session
July Session - 1840
The within deed of gift of the this duly proven in open court by the oath of George Orr a subscribing witness thereto considered and ordered to be registered.
Registered August 26th, 1840
Witness Elisha King C.C.C.
This indenture made this 21st day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty between Joseph Henry Sr, and his son Albert Henry both of the County of Henderson in the State of North Carolina witnesseth that the said Joseph Henry senior for and in consideration of one dollar to him in hand paid in receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and the further consideration of the natural love and affection which he hath and doth bear toward the said Albert Henry hath hereby given granted conveyed and sworn and by these presence doth give grant convey confirm sworn unto the said Albert Henry and his heirs executors administers and assigns all that certain tract or parcel of land situate by my and being n the County of Henderson and beginning at a post oak on top of a hill (Brysons) beginning corner runs west 80 poles to a spanish oak then south 30 poles to a stake west 120 poles to a spanish oak north 50 poles to a black oak east 92 poles to a stake south 10 poles to a stake east 160 poles to a spanish oak then south 43 west 52 poles to a black oak then south 28 1/2 west 18 poles to the beginning containing 76 acres being a part of a tract of land granted to Robert Henry 29 November 1804. I have set to hold the said granted land and premises to the said Alert Henry his heirs by executors administrators and assigns and the said Joseph for himself his executors administrators and assigns the said land and premises Heretitaments and appurtenances all the right titles interest and property thence to the said Albert Henry his heirs executors administrators and assigns free and clear from and of all former gifts grants deeds titles montages dower rights and title of dower judgments executions taxes assignments fines forfeitures immencements troubles incumbrances of whatsoever nature from or extend had made done supposed or committed by the said Joseph Henry in or by any other person or persons whatsoever by his order agency or means or procurements and against the claim or demand of all and every other persons whatsoever will now and at all times heretofore will and truly warrant and defend by these presence in testimony whereof the said Joseph Henry has hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year first above written signed sealed and delivered in the presence of :
Jos. Henry (Seal)
D.B. Miller
George Orr
State of North Carolina
Henderson County
Court of Pleas Quarter session
July Session - 1840
The within deed of gift of the this duly proven in open court by the oath of George Orr a subscribing witness thereto considered and ordered to be registered.
Registered August 26th, 1840
Witness Elisha King C.C.C.
This indenture made the 21st day of May, 1840, between Joseph Henry Sr. and his daughter Rachel Henry both of the County of Henderson and State of North Carolina. The said Joseph Henry, Sr. for and in consideration of one dollar to me in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and to further consideration of the natural love and affection which we both and doth bear toward the said Rachel Henry, hath hereby given granted conveyed swore and by these presence doth him grant convey confirm and sworn unto the said Rachel Henry her executors administrators and assigns a certain tract or parcel of land on the north side of the French Broad River beginning upon two spanish oaks Ephriam and Joseph Henry's beginning corner runs down the 224 poles to a stake on Robert Henry's line thru south 79 degrees east to a small white oak by the edge of a long swamp then east 60 poles to a black oak on the top of a hill thru it 16 1/2 east 107 poles to a black oak on the side of a hill then north 44 west 184 poles to a stake on the old line then west to the beginning containing one hundred and sixty five acres by the same more or less at will move fully at does appear by reference to the original patent granted to Robert Henry Sept. 24th, 1805. I have and to hold the said granted land and premises to the said Rachel Henry here heirs executors administrators and assigns and the said Joseph Henry Sr. for himself his heirs executors administrators and assigns said lands and premises Heratitament and appurtenances all the right title interest and property therein to the said Rachel Henry her heirs executors administrators and assigns free and clear from and of all former gifts grants deeds titles mortgages dower rights and titles of dowers judgments executions taxes appurtenances fines forfeitures immercuments troubles and encumbrances of whatsoever nature from or extent that may done offend or committed for the said Joseph Henry, Sr. or by any other person or persons whatever by his hands or agency means or procurements and against the claim or demand of all and every other person or persons whatsoever will now and at all times hereafter will truly warrant and defend by these presence. In testimony whereof the said Joseph Henry, Sr. doth hereunto set his hand and affix his seal this day and date first above written signed sealed and delivered in presence of:
Jos. Henry (seal)
D. B. Miller
George Orr
State of North Carolina
Henderson County
Court of Pleas Quarter session
July Session - 1840
The within deed of gift of the this duly proven in open court by the oath of George Orr a subscribing witness thereto considered and ordered to be registered.
Registered August 26th, 1840
Witness Elisha King C.C.C.
This indenture made this 21st day of May, 1840 between Joseph Henry Sr., and Charlotte Henry his beloved wife both of the County and state witnesseth that the said Joseph Henry, Sr. for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which he hath and doth bear towards Charlotte Henry, his beloved wife doth hereby given granted conveyed swore and by these presence doth give grant convey and confirm and swore unto the said Charlotte Henry and her use and benefit for and during her natural life and further witnesseth that the said Joseph Henry for and in the sum of five dollars to me in hand paid by Ephraim Henry, Margaret Orr, Joseph, Robin and Noah of the County and state aforesaid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and the further consideration of the natural love and affection which he hath and doth bear towards the said Ephraim Henry, Margaret Orr, Joseph Robert and Noah Henry for and after the natural life of the above named Charlotte Henry hath hereby given granted conveyed swore and by these presence doth give grant convey and confirm and swore unto the said Ephriam Henry, Margaret Orr, Joseph, Robert Noah Henry and to their heirs administrators and assigns all that certain tract or parcel of land situate being and being in the county and state aforesaid on the north side of French Broad River bounded as follows (Viz) Beginning at a stake at the mouth of the spring Branch and hence up and with the said Branch north 9 degrees west one hundred and 94 poles to a small white oak by the edge of the Big sweep then north 79 degrees west 77 poles to a stake then a south 60 poles to a black oak thence south 41 degrees west 60 poles to a spanish oak thence south 27 poles on a black oak on a hill thence 20 degrees west 38 poles to a stake on the bank of the River thence down and with the meander of the river to the beginning containing one hundred and forty acres by the same more or less the above named tract or parcel of land is composed of two original grants one granted to Joseph Henry deed on the 20th day of November 1772. The other to Robert Henry Sept. the 24th 1808. To have and to hold the said granted land and premises for and during her natural life then to the said Ephraim Henry, Margaret Orr Joseph Robert and Noah Henry, their heirs executors administrators and assigns forever and the said Joseph Henry, Sr. for himself his heirs administrators executors and assigns the said lands and premises Heretitaments and appurtenances and all the right title interest and property therein to the said Ephraim Henry, Margaret Orr Joseph Robert and Noah Henry their heirs executors administrators and assigns free and clear from and of all former gifts grants titles mortgages dowers rights and titles of dower indentures executions taxes assignments fines forfeitures immercuments troubles and incumbrances of whatsoever nature form an extent had made those supposed or committed for the said Joseph Henry Sr. or by any other person or persons whatsoever by his order agency money or procurements and against the claim or demand of all and every other person or persons whatsoever will now and at all times hereafter truly warrant and defend by these presence in testimony whereof the said Joseph Henry both hereunto set his hand and affixeth his seal the day and date first have written signed sealed and delivered with presence of:
Jos Henry (seal)
D.B. Miller
George Orr
State of North Carolina
Henderson County
Court of Pleas Quarter session
July Session - 1840
The within deed of gift of the this duly proven in open court by the oath of George Orr a subscribing witness thereto considered and ordered to be registered.
Registered August 26th, 1840
Witness Elisha King C.C.C.
This indenture made this 21st day of May, 1840 by Joseph Henry, Sr. and his son Joseph Henry both of the state of North Carolina and County of Henderson witnesseth that the said Joseph Henry Sr. for and in consideration of these sum of one dollar to him in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and the further consideration of the natural love and affection which he hath and doth bear towards the said Joseph Henry his son hath hereby given granted conveyed and swore duly these presence doth hereby give grant convey and swore unto the said Joseph Henry his heirs administrators executors and assigns all that certain tract or parcel of land situate being in the county and state aforesaid on the south side of the French Broad River bounded as follows: Beginning at Spanish oak on bank of the Big Branch Robert Orr beginning corner and with the same south then east 160 poles to a red oak, then south 15 east 220 poles to a stake then north 75 east 80 poles to a stake. Then south 100 poles to a stake, then south 75 west 160 poles to a stake north 237 poles to a stake, thence west to a stake in the fork of a Big Branch near the E. Henry's corner then near a north course crossing one fork of said branch to a white oak. Then a northwesterly course cross the head of a shoal to a Turkey oak in the head of a cove. Then a southeasterly course to a spanish oak in the top of a ridge. Then down the hollow to a black oak near the head of a Meeting House Branch. Thence down and with the meanders of the Branch to a maple on the bank of the Branch then west to a stake in Orr's line. Then north with the same 13 poles to a stake then west 12 poles to a stake at the bank of the Branch that J.C. Orr now lives. Thence down and with the meander of said Branch north 13 east 28 poles to a stake on the branch of the river down and with the meander of the river to a stake in the mouth of a big branch. Then up and with the meander to the branch to the beginning containing one hundred and ninety acres to the same more or less. The above tract of land was originally granted in past to Joseph and Robert Henry in the year 1801 on the 26th day of September in part. The other a part of a tract granted to Joseph Henry deed in 1792 on the 20th day of November and have and to hold the deed granted land and premises to the said Joseph Henry his heirs executors administrators and assigns forever and the said Joseph Henry for himself his heirs executors administrators and assigns. The said lands and premises Heretitaments and appurtenance and all the rights titles interest and property therein to the said Joseph Henry Jr. his heirs executors administrators and assigns free and clear from and of all former gifts grants deeds titles mortgages dower right and title of dower judgments executions taxes assessments fines forfeitures procurements troubles and encumbrances of whatsoever nature from whatsoever form an extent had made done suffered or committed by the said Joseph Henry Sr. or by any other person or persons whatsoever by his heirs or due agency means of procurement against the claim or demand of all and every other person or persons whatsoever will now and at all other times hereafter now and truly warrant and defend by these presence. In testimony whereof the said Joseph Henry has hereunto set his hand and affixeth his seal. This day and year first above written signed sealed and delivered in presence of
Jos Henry (seal)
D.B. Miller
George Orr
State of North Carolina
Henderson County
Court of Pleas Quarter session
July Session - 1840
The within deed of gift of the this duly proven in open court by the oath of George Orr a subscribing witness thereto considered and ordered to be registered.
Registered August 26th, 1840
Witness Elisha King C.C.C.
This indenture made the 21st day of May A.d. 1840 between Joseph Henry Sr. and his son Ephraim Henry, both of the County of Henderson and State of North Carolina witnesseth that the said Joseph Henry, Sr. for and in consideration of one dollar and one in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and the further consideration of the natural love and affection which he hath and doth bear to the said Ephraim Henry, hath hereby given granted convey and swore and by these presence does give grant convey confirm and swore unto the said Ephraim Henry and to his heirs executors administrators and assigns the tracts or parcels of land. the first beginning upon a black oak upon the south side of French Broad River Orr's corner, running down the meander of the River to the mouth of the branch deed John Orr now lives on. Then south 13 west 28 poles to a stake on the old survey. Hence west 168 poles Orr's corner. Thence north 100 to the beginning. The second beginning upon a maple on the south side of French Broad river (Buela) Meeting House upon a branch running up said branch to a black oak. Hence up the hollow to a spanish oak upon the top of a ridge. Then a southerly course to a Turkey oak in the head of a cove. There a southeasterly course crossing the big branch at the head of the shoal to a white oak upon the top of a ridge. Thence near a south coarse crossing a small branch to a stake on the old line in the fork of a branch, then west with the same to a stake a corner of the same. Thence north 27 degrees east 142 poles to a black oak north the top off Orrs corner. Thence north 110 poles to a stake in the big road thence to the beginning. The two above named parcels containing one hundred and twenty eight acres more or less as will move fully and at large appear by sufferance to the original patent granted to Joseph Henry Dec. the 20th day of November 1792. The other grants to Robert Henry 1804 and of the second parcel being original granted to Joseph and Robert Henry's 1801 to have and to hold the said granted land and forever to the said Ephraim Henry his heirs executors admins and assigns and the said Joseph Henry Sr. for himself his heirs executors administrators and assigns the said lands and premises. Heretitament and appurtenances and all the right title interest and property therein to the said Ephraim Henry his heirs executors administrators and assign free and clear from and of all former deeds gifts grants titles mortgages dower rights and titles of dowers judgments executions taxes assessments fines forfeitures immencements troubles and incumbrances of whatsoever nature form or extend had made done suffered or committed the said Joseph Henry or any other person or persons whatsoever to his order agency means or procurement and against the claim or demand of all or every other person or persons whatsoever will now and at all time hereafter will and truly this warrant and defend by these presence in testimony whereof the said Joseph Henry here set his hand and affixed his seal this day and date first above written . Signed sealed and delivered in presence of:
Jos Henry (seal)
D.B. Miller
George Orr
State of North Carolina
Henderson County
Court of Pleas Quarter session
July Session - 1840
The within deed of gift of the this duly proven in open court by the oath of George Orr a subscribing witness thereto considered and ordered to be registered.
Registered August 26th, 1840
Witness Elisha King C.C.C.
This indenture made the 21st day of May in the year of our Lord 1840 between Joseph Henry Sr., and his son W B. Henry both of the County of Henderson and State of North Carolina witnesseth that the said Joseph Henry Sr. for and in consideration of one dollar to me in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and the further consideration of the natural love and affection which he beareth towards the said Wm. B. Henry hath hereby given granted conveyed and swore and by these presence doth give grant convey confirm and swore unto the said Wm B Henry and his heirs executors administrators assigns a certain tract or parcel of land lying on north side of French Broad River. Beginning on a stake on the north of a spring Branch running up said Branch north 9 degrees west 194 poles to a small white oak at the edge of the big sweep thru east 66 poles to a black oak on the top of a big hill. Then north 16 1/2 degrees east 42 poles to a black oak by a spring head. Then a south 69 degrees east 1018 poles to a stake on John Orr's line. Then north the same south 130 poles to a hickory on the bank of the river said Orr's corner. Then a north the meander of the river south 65 degrees west 44 poles to a stake. Then south 41 degrees west 60 poles to a stake. Then south 70 degrees west 20 poles to a stake and then to the beginning containing two hundred acres to the same more or less as well move fully at large doth appear by the difference to the original patent granted to Joseph Henry seal - the 20th day of November 1792. The other to Robert Henry September 24th 1808. To have and to hold the said granted land and premises to the said Wm B Henry his heirs executors administrators and assigns forever and these aid Joseph Henry Sr. for himself his heirs executors administrators and assigns this said land and premises Heretitaments and appurtenances and all the rights titles interests and property therein to the said Wm B Henry his heirs executors administrators and assigns free and clear from and of all former gifts grants deeds titles mortgages dowers rights and titles of dowers judgments executions taxes assessments fines forfeitures immercments troubles and incumbrances of whatsoever nature form or extent have made and suffered and committed by the said Joseph Henry Sr. or by any other person or person whatsoever by his order agency means or procurement and against the claim or demand of all and every other person or persons whatsoever will now and at all others hereafter will and truly warrant and defend by these presence. In testimony whereof the said Joseph Henry hath hereunto set his hand and affix his seal the day and year above written. Signed sealed and delivered in presence of:
Jos Henry (Seal)
D.B. Miller
George Orr
State of North Carolina
Henderson County
Court of Pleas Quarter session
July Session - 1840
The within deed of gift of the this duly proven in open court by the oath of George Orr a subscribing witness thereto considered and ordered to be registered.
Registered August 26th, 1840
Witness Elisha King C.C.C.

Joseph married Elizabeth Porter , daughter of Alexander Porter Sr. and Margaret Leeper , on 2 Jan 1800 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina.15 They had nine children: Thomas, Ephraim, Margaret, Joseph, Alexander P., Noah, William B., Robert , and Albert .

1321-Thomas Henry was born about 1802 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina, died on 1 Aug 1836 at age 34, and was buried in Smith's Cemetery, Belmont, Lincoln Co., North Carolina.

Birth Notes: Based on 1830 Census data

Research Notes:

• Grave Marker: Smith's Cemetery, Belmont, Lincoln Co., North Carolina.


Inscription:
TO THE
memory
of
THOMAS HENRY
who departed this life
Aug 1st 1836
In the 34th year
of his age.

• He signed a will on 23 Jul 1833 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina. THOMAS HENRY. 23 July 1833. November 1836. Wife Narcissi Henry and her heirs. EXEC. my uncle James Porter of MeckIenburg Co. WIT. Matt Leeper, Isaac Henry, Alexander Porter. Book 1, page 381.

Thomas married Narcissa McClure , daughter of John McClure and Rachel Henry , on 10 May 1830 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina.15 Narcissa was born in 1805, died on 8 Jan 1860 at age 55, and was buried in New Hope Presbyterian Cemetery, Gaston Co., North Carolina. They had one child: Eliza Jane .

Research Notes:

• Grave Marker: New Hope Presbyterian Cemetery, Gaston Co., North Carolina.

13211-Eliza Jane Henry .

1322-Ephraim Henry 20 was born in Jun 1803 in North Carolina 20 and died on 1 Jan 1891 in Dade, Missouri 20 at age 87.

Ephraim married ____________ Elizabeth ,20 daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________. ____________ Elizabeth was born in Jun 1805 in North Carolina 20 and died in Feb 1888 in Dade, Missouri 20 at age 82. They had six children: Nancy, Rachel, Noah, Pinckney C., Squire Elijah Lafayette , and Josephine .

13221-Nancy Henry 20 was born in 1832 in North Carolina. 20

Nancy married Albert Lytle , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, about 1850.

13222-Rachel Henry 20 was born in 1834 in North Carolina. 20

13223-Noah Henry 20 was born in 1843 in North Carolina. 20

13224-Pinckney C. Henry 20 was born in 1847 in North Carolina. 20

Pinckney married Amanda C. Link ,20 daughter of Daniel Link and Nancy Hannah Thompson , on 1 Oct 1871 in Dade Co. Missouri.20 Amanda was born in 1859 in Missouri. 20 They had three children: Bernice, Nancy , and Sylvester .

13225-Squire Elijah Lafayette Henry 20 was born on 17 Apr 1849 in North Carolina 20 and died on 28 May 1930 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co. Oklahoma 20 at age 81.

Squire married Frances Ellen Morris ,20 daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 30 Jan 1876 in Dade, Co. Missouri.20 Frances was born on 6 Feb 1856 in Missouri 20 and died on 7 Jan 1941 in Chickasha, Grady Co. Oklahoma 20 at age 84. They had five children: Zora, Charles Wesley, Elbert Russell, Noah A , and Effie Mary .

Research Notes:

• Fact 1: Fact 1, Buried Mustang Cem. Canadian Co. Okla. 20

13226-Josephine Henry 20 was born in 1851 in Missouri. 20

1323-Margaret Henry was born about 1806.

Margaret married Robert Orr , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________. Robert was born about 1801.

1324-Joseph Henry was born about 1808 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina.

Joseph married Rachel ____________ , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

1325-Alexander P. Henry was born about 1800 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina and died before Jul 1840.

Research Notes:

• Mentioned in Will: 27 Jul 1827, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. 18 ALEXANDER PORTER, SR. 27 Jul 1827, prb Nov 1833 ct. Being weak of body and full advanced in years, I give $1 to my son James Porter and confirm to him the property given to him previously which I consider all that circumstances will justify; to my grandson Alexander S. Porter, son of James, $10; to my son Alexander Porter I confirm a deed for 130 A as well as the horse with saddle and bridle already in his hands; to my son William Porter I have given 130 A and a mare and colt; to Joseph Henry, husband of my decd dau Elizabeth, I give the property formerly given to her in trust for her heirs; to my grandson Alexander P. Henry, son of Elizabeth, I give $10; to my dau Jane Marshall I give $1 and confirm what I have given her and her husband James heretofore; and to my grandson Alexander P. Marshall, son of James, $10.

I give to my dau Margaret Porter a horse with her saddle and bridle, the negro Tuck, a bureau or chest of drawers, her bed and furniture, half of the cupboard and kitchen furniture, and her spinning wheel and cards, and to my dau Sarah Porter I give the negro Sam, a mare with her saddle and bridle, her bed and furniture, half of the cupboard and kitchen furniture, her spinning wheel and cards, and her bureau or chest of drawers. I also give to my daus Margaret and Sarah the use of my dwelling house and outbuildings, sufficient cleared land contiguous, the privilege of clearing additional land if necessary, and the use of timber, for as long as they remain single and wish to live on my plantation.

I will to my sons Alexander and William the plantation on which I live which is to be divided equally between them, but subject to the above encumbrance to my daus Margaret and Sarah. I also will to my two sd sons the negro Jack. The remainder of my personal property is to be sold except my books which are to be equally divided among my sons Alexander and William and my daus Margaret and Sarah except my large house Bible and my large Adams Geography which I give to my son James. The proceeds from the sale are to be used to pay my debts, and if there is any remainder, after purchasing headstones for the graves of my wf and myself, it is to be equally divided among my unmarried children. Exrs: My much esteemed friend Col. Samuel Neel and my son James
Porter. wit: Thomas Dunn, William Bigham, Jurat, and Andrew Grier.

CODICIL of 17 May 1831. The horse left to my dau Margaret has died and in its place I 1ive her $35. wit: Thomas Dunn, Jurat, and Andrew Grier. B. Oates, CCC.

1326-Noah Henry was born about 1818 in North Carolina.

Noah married Rachel ____________ , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________. Rachel was born about 1818 in North Carolina.

1327-William B. Henry was born about 1821 in North Carolina.

1328-Robert Henry was born after 1820 in North Carolina.

1329-Albert Henry was born about 1815.

Joseph next married Charlotte Blythe , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, about 1820 in Henderson Co., North Carolina. Charlotte was born on 1 Apr 1781 in Tennessee and died on 17 Jan 1849 at age 67.

133-Robert Henry was born on 10 Feb 1765 in Tryon Co., North Carolina, 11 died on 6 Feb 1863 in Clay Co., North Carolina 11 at age 97, and was buried in Robert Henry Cemetery, Tusquittee, Clay Co., North Carolina.

Research Notes:

• Photo:

Robert Henry at 94 years of age.

• Autograph: 1837.


Robert Henry's signature from an 1837 bond issued as part

of the administration of the estate of his brother, John Henry.

• He served in the military in Oct 1780 in Kings Mountain, Lincoln Co., North Carolina. 21

• Grave Marker:Robert Henry Born April 1765 Died 6 Feb 1863 Pioneer, Surveyor, Lawyer, Physician He was also the first school master of Buncomb County and "Undoubtable" the last of the heroes of Kings Mountain. Edward Bumcomb Chapter.

Julia (born 10 Feb 1765 died 1863), a slave belonging to Robert Henry, was buried next to him. She would not take her freedom when it was given to her. She stayed to serve Robert Henry. Julia was known in the Tusquittee area for her good Christian character.

• He appeared on the census in 1840 in Cherokee Co., North Carolina. Living alone, male 60-70

• Biographical Note: 22ROBERT HENRY

In the office of the Secretary of State in Raleigh,. there is a record of a land grant to Thomas Henry for 168 acres located on the east side of the South Fork of the Catawba, dated September 26,. 1766. Twelve years prior to this time, on February 28,. 1754,. one had been issued to a William Henry down near the confluence of the South Fork and the Catawba, From the two families to which these grants were made sprang the several Gaston County Revolutionary heroes of that name. It is known that Robert Henry was a son of Thomas Henry, who also saw Revolutionary service. One record states that Robert was born in Tryon County on February 10, 1765, another that he was born in Rowan County in a rail pen. It could easily have been in what was then Tryon County on the South Fork grant, for often lands were settled and entries made long before grants were issued.

His father was from North Ireland and had instilled in his son that patriotism so
characteristic of the Scotch-Irish., Robert was one of Major Chronicle’s "South Fork boys," and though only sixteen at the time, he displayed such heroism at King's Mountain as to cover himself with undying glory. Near the beginning of the engagement, Major Chronicle was killed. Lieutenant Colonel Hambright, now leading the Gaston County men, pressed on and fought with great determination. Before reaching the top of the hill, several of their number were killed by rifle balls. Then the enemy charged bayonet. Robert Henry had placed himself behind a log lying across a hollow and was firing from that position. While he was in the act of cocking his gun, a bayonet glanced along the barrel, passed through one of his hands, and penetrated his thigh. Henry, in the mix-up, shot the Tory. He could not tell how it happened, but supposed that he must have touched the trigger and discharged his rifle. Evidently the ball cut a main artery of his antagonist,. as he bled profusely. Henry fell with the Tory to the ground, completely transfixed. Through a mist of powder smoke he saw many of his friends and neighbors, not more than a gun's length ahead of the Tory bayonets. He saw them fire with deadly effect upon their pursuers and retire to the bottom of the hill, quickly reloading and in turn chasing their enemies up the mountain. William Caldwell, another "South Fork boy," seeing Henry's predicament, pulled the bayonet out of his thigh... but finding it still fast in his hand gave the wounded hand a kick with his boot which loosed the instrument from its hold.

Near the end of the battle, Henry, making his way to a branch to quench his thirst, met Colonel Graham on his large black horse, accompanied by. David Dicky. After he had started home, he heard the firing and could not resist the temptation to return and take part in the battle. In this he was disappointed, for the fighting was over before he reached the scene. A little girl, Sarah, Colonel Graham's only child, was born that night.

On Saturday evening, after the battle, Robert Henry was taken part of the way to his home on the South Fork. He was taken the remainder of the way on Sunday. Hugh Ewing and Andrew Berry, two of his near neighbors and friends, acted as his escorts, They left him, going on to their own homes for the night. Returning early Monday morning they found him much improved, owing to the effects of a poultice of wet, warm ashes which his mother had applied to his wounds.

While Ewing and Berry were still at the Henry home, several Tories, styling themselves as neutrals, called to learn the news of the battle. Ewing and Berry told them that Ferguson was really killed and his army defeated and taken prisoners. They were certain because they saw him after he was dead. Even the wounded Henry was carried to take a look at him. They told of the meeting near Gilbert Town when between six and seven hundred went on ahead, leaving as many or more footmen to follow, and of the surrounding and defeat of Ferguson. The Tories were slow to believe that so few could have accomplished so much, but Ewing and Berry responded, "We are all of us blue hens' chickens - real fighters and no mistake." The Tories, not believing what they were told, said, "There must have been over four thousand in all. We see what you are about - that your aim is to catch Lord Cornwallis napping."

The above conversation took place not more than two hours after sunrise on Monday, October 9th. The Tories then quickly took their departure. Swimming a horse across the swollen Catawba by the side of a canoe, they havetened to give Cornwallis his first news of Ferguson's defeat.

It was accounts such as these, largely exaggerated by the fear-stricken Tories, which so alarmed the British commander that he sent out Tarleton to aid Ferguson, if still alive, and which finally induced his Lordship to depart from Charlotte with all his army.

Robert Henry was at Cowan's Ford and was near General William Davidson when he was killed. After the Revolution, Henry became a surveyor. Ip 1795 hc surveyed and made a plot of Matthew Leeper's land on the west bank of the Catawba. This was a part of thc James Leeper grant. Another part was sold by James Leeper, a son of the pioneer, to Isaac Henry about the beginning of the nineteenth century. The home site of Isaac was one of the most beautiful along the river. The building has long since fallen into decay, but the loveliness of the spot on a bluff overlooking the stream remains unsurpassed. The place is still known as the Henry lands.

Not until after the Revolution did the white occupation of North Carolina extend beyond the Blue Ridge. Subsequent to that time, among the first to cross and settle in the new county of Buncombe were General Charles McDowell, Colonel David Vance, grandfather of Zebulon B.Vance, and private Robert Henry. Doubtless as a reward for their service at King's Mountain, they were appointed to run and mark the line between North Carolina and Tennessee. McDowell and Vance, were commissioners, and Henry was the surveyor, While on this work, Henry wrote the narrative of his own recollections and experiences at King's Mountain and Cowan's Ford. McDowell and Vance also wrote theirs and left them in the care of Henry. After his death, his son, William L. Henry, entrusted the manuscripts to the late Dr. J. F. E. Hanly, who sent them to Dr. Lyman C.. Draper of Wisconsin. On the facts contained therein was largely based his Draper's "King's Mountain and its Heroes," published in 1880. This publication has been frequently drawn upon for incidents of the battle. After he completed his work as surveyor on the Tennessee-North Carolina line, Robert Henry studied law and was licensed to practice in July, 1802. He developed into a very able man and left his impress upon Buncombe County and Western North Carolina, where he spent his later years. He died on January 6, 1863, aged 98 years. He was the last of the heroes of King's Mountain.

To him we are indebted for the preservation and part authorship of the most graphic and detailed account of the battles of King's Mountain and Cowan's Ford which now exist. On page 97 of John Preston Arthur's "History of Western North Carolina" is a picture of Robert Henry from a daguerrotype made in his 94th year.

• Biographical Note: 23“Mr. Henry was born in a rail pen, in then Rowan, now Iredell County, North Carolina, January 10th, 1765. Full of patriotism though young, he shared in the trials and perils of the Revolution, and in due time recovered from the severe wounds he received at King's Mountain. In 1795, he was one of the party who ran the boundary line between North Carolina and Tennessee. He subsequently studied law, and practiced his profession many years in Buncombe County. He served in the House of Commons in 1833 and 1834. He was a clear and forcible public speaker and his memory deserves to be held in grateful remembrance for preserving the narrative of the King's Mountain campaign and battle, so frequently cited in this work. He died in the new County of Clay, North Carolina, January 6th, 1863, within four days of attaining the patriarchal age of ninety-eight years and he was undoubtedly the last of the heroes of King's Mountain.

"Robert Henry lived in the vicinity of Tuckaseage Ford, on the Catawba River, which is about ten miles below Cowan's Ford, when Cornwallis crossed at the latter ford. He lived on the West side of the river in Lincoln County. For many years, he owned the White Sulphur Springs about five miles South west of Asheville. It was a popular resort in the summer for the wealthy planters from the South and was the scene of much gayety and pleasure. Mr. Henry died in Clay County, the extreme Western county of the State, bordering on Georgia and Tennessee. I have myself heard my grandfather Michael Schenck, of Lincolnton, N. C. speak of Mr. Henry as 'a great land lawyer'. His practice as a surveyor, no doubt, making him formidable in such suits."

• Biographical Note:Pioneer led historical life (by Lois Tomas, Staff Writer)

One day Robert Henry, of Tusquittee was walking about as was his custom. As he crossed a small rushing creek flowing down the mountain into Tusquittee Creek, he dropped his compass into the water. From that point on, the creek in which Robert Henry lost his compass became known as Compass Creek. This is according to the North Carolina Gazetteer, a book about the origin of place names throughout the state. The naming of Compass Creek was not the extent of Robert Henry's accomplishments. The Revoluntionary War hero lived 98 years and amassed a number of historic achievements. Robert Henry is buried in a field in upper Tusquittee, not too far from Compass Creek. According to the weathered tombstone that marks his grave, he was born April 1765 and died February 1863.

Henry reportedly predicted the exact time of his death according to his grandson, E.L. Henry. In an account of the prediction in a 1965 edition of an Asheville newspaper, E.L. writes that "grandsire", as Robert Henry was called by his grandchildren, refused to let his cousin and neighbor George Marstellar borrow some of his slaves.

E.L., who was 10, told Marstellar, "Grandsire said for me to come and tell you that you cannot have one of his Negroes tomorrow because he will die at two o'clock today and they will be busy burying him."

Robert Henry, who was described as tall and thin with stooping shoulders and coarse features, was considered very healthy.

E.L. said his grandfather ate a hearty dinner, talked for a while, and laid down on a bearskin spread on the floor. When two o'clock arrived, his grandchildren remarked that Robert Henry was still alive.

Robert Henry directed his family to stretch out his body and in a moment he was dead.

Robert Henry was born to Thomas Henry and Martha Isabella Shields. His father was of Scotch-Irish lineage, born in northern Ireland.

Thomas and Martha had seven children, five sons and two daughters. Robert, the third youngest, was born in a rail pen near the present day town of Tryon.
Settlers would protect their cattle from wild animals by building a split-rail wooden fence. This was known as a rail pen.

When Robert Henry was very young, he was bitten by a rabid fox. His father was said to be so worried about his son having a fit and doing harm to his family, that he took Robert along with him. It was on one of these journeys away from home that placed Robert at a pivotal even in American history.

Thomas Henry actively supported the drive for American Independence. He took part in a historic meeting in Charlotte, NC in which the Mecklenburg Declaration was read and ratified for the first time.

Robert Henry awoke from a nap in time to hear talk about "declaring for liberty" and "passing resolutions of freedom." The day was May 19, 1775.

Robert Henry was called to service to the new nation of the United States when he fought in the battle of King's Mountain. This is considered one of the most important battles fought in the Revolutionary War. A victory by the Americans here turned the tide of the war in the south.

In a narrative written about the battle, Robert Henry described the battle from his perspective…

"We then advanced up the hill close to the Tory lines," Henry wrote. "There was a log across the hollow that I took my stand by. Stepping one step back, I was safe from British fire. I there remained until the British charged with Bayonets."
Henry had stepped back and was cocking his gun when one of the British soldiers thrust a bayonet along the barrel of Henry's gun, into his hand and thigh.
The bayonet blade was pulled from Henry's thigh but remained dangling from his hand. A fellow soldier kicked it loose, causing excruciating pain. The British soldier who had wounded him lay dead, killed from the blast of Henry's weapon.

Henry was one of the first to move into the Swannanoa Settlements, coming around 1783. The first schoolmaster west of the Blue Ridge line, Henry taught at Union Hill Academy.

He became a surveyor by trade. In 1799, he was one of two surveyors hired to determine the Tennessee - North Carolina border. The boundaries drawn by Henry have never been contested.

This venture drew Henry into the practice of law. When admitted into the practice, he became the first lawyer to live in the western part of the state.
He gained a reputation for defending criminals, apparently successfully, as a colleague stated. Henry also studied medicine, becoming a physician.

In 1809, Henry married Dorcas Bell Love, the daughter of Col. Love, who helped found Waynesville. Henry was 46 and his bride was 12. Dorcas bore six children.

Henry moved to Clay County in 1859. He was divorced. At the time of the 1860 census, he reported his age as 94.

Henry is described in many accounts as being an eccentric, a man that would rather walk then ride his horses. He emulated the ways of the Cherokee instead of the ways of the white.

It is said Henry preferred 'low company' and was fond of whiskey. He disliked shoes, always wore moccasins and was given to mispronunciations of words.
He owned slaves, many of whom are buried near him in graves marked by an unadorned stone. One of these is Julia, reportedly a woman of Christian faith and values. Henry gave her freedom and built a home for her near the ridge in Tusquittee that bears her name.

Henry was one of the first white settlers in Clay County. It is said in the course of his life, he lived through the terms of the first 16 presidents of the United States. He died while Jefferson Davis served as head of the Confederate States.
Henry also saw the creation of the county of Clay in 1861.

In 1928, the Clay County News suggested a day in the summer be set aside to pay tribute to Robert Henry. Nothing came of that effort, with the exception of a poem written by R. E. Crawford. "Among the whispering pines, a lonely grave there be. They whisper day and night, "Honor to Bob Henry." Note: Thanks to Don Taylor of Canton, NC, the great great grandson of Robert Henry, for his help in providing articles and photographs."

Robert married Dorcas Bell Love , daughter of Robert Love and Unknown , in 1809. Dorcas was born about 1797.

134-Margaret Henry was born about 1767 and died before 1840.

General Notes: The compiler believes there is a strong possibility that Margaret Henry Leeper is either the daughter of Thomas and Isabella Henry or, more likely, the widow of a son of Thomas and Isabella Henry. Husband James Leeper's pension application mentions Robert and Joseph Henry of Buncombe Co., probable sons of Thomas and Isabella.

Margaret married James Leeper , son of James Leeper and Unknown , on 4 Mar 1795 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina.2 15 James was born in Sep 1761 in Augusta Co., Virginia. They had one child: Matthew .

Research Notes:

• Beneficiary of Estate: 1779, Tryon Co., North Carolina. 17 ARMSTRONG, FRANCIS, to James and Matthew Leeper.

• He appeared on the census in 1810 in Macon Co., North Carolina. 1810 LEEPER JAMES
Macon Co. NC p. 196
2 males under 10
1 male 45+
1 female under 10
2 females 10-15
1 female 26-44

• He filed a pension application on 9 Dec 1833 in Washington Co., Arkansas. 16 Summary of Facts in Photo Copies from General Services Administration at Washington, D,C, concerning a James Leeper of Washington County, Arkansas Territory. He entered service from Lincoln County, North Carolina.

Application ( no name given) was submitted at 71 years of age. Served three terms totaling one year, three months and was pensioned at $50 dollars per annum. Further proof was requested by pension office, 7 September 1833.

On December 9, 1833, James appeared before Judge Thomas P. Eskridge in open court, Territory of Arkansas, County of Washington. Paper signed and sealed in James Leeper's signature. This contains the following facts.

Drafted December 1779 and discharged 24 March 1780. In three months he marched from Charlotte, North Carolina by the way of Camden to Charleston, South Carolina, and was in no battle.

April 1780 , volunteered and was discharged October 1780. He was principally in Lincoln and Rutherford Counties, North Carolina in an expedition against the Tories.

April 1871, he substituted himself in the place of Matthew Leeper, a resident of Lincoln County. He was discharged June the following. He marched in one month from his place of resident in Lincoln County, North Carolina to Hanging Rock in South Carolina. He was engaged in no battle.

Enlisted in the state troops July 1781 and was discharged in October the same year. Marched from residence to interior of South Carolina and there passed from one theighborn ? road to another.

In 1781 was drafted but hired Matthew Leeper as a substitute. He was in service two months.

Number of persons in Washington County, Territory of Arkansas by whom he may establish these facts: Matthew Leeper, Alexander Porter, Matthew Armstrong, Joseph Hart and Thomas McLean; Also Joseph Henry and Robert Henry of Bunkum County, North Carolina if living will do same.

On same day in open court, John Cureton, Clergyman, Sebron G. Sneed and Lee C. Blakemore swore. "That we believe him to be seventy two years of age (8) and upwards and that he is reputed and believed in the neighborhood where he lives, to have been a soldier of the Revolution, and that we concur in that opinion.

Among interrogations before court: Where and what year were you born? I was born in Augusta County, Virginia, September 1761.

Where were you living when called into service? Where have you lived since and where are you now living? I was living in Lincoln County North Carolina when I was called into service of the United States, and since the Revolutionary War I have lived in Hayward County, North Carolina, Franklin County, Tennessee, Jackson County, Alabama and I now live in Washington County, Arkansas Territory.

Have you any record of your age? I have no record of my age. It was lost at the time of the sale of my fathers estate. On the same day Judge Eskridge certified the hearing for the pension.

1341-Matthew Leeper was born about 1805.

135-Isaac Henry was born on 14 Oct 1771, died on 17 May 1861 at age 89, and was buried in Goshen Presbyterian Churchyard, Lincoln Co., North Carolina.

Research Notes:

• Photo:

Isaac Henry's Headstone
Goshen Presbyterian Chruchyard
Lincoln (now Gaston) Co., North Carolina
Inscribed:
Isaac Henry
DIED
May 17, 1861
AGED
89 Yrs 7 mos & 3 days

• Speculative Research Item:Possible Child of Isaac Henry
Groom: Isreal W Henry
Bride: Martha Porter
Bond Date: 12 Nov 1839
Bond #: 000073163
Level Info: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
ImageNum: 006414
County: Lincoln Record #: 01 060
Bondsman: E Milton Berry

Isaac married Catharine Barnett , daughter of Thomas Spratt Barnett and Nancy McKnight , on 30 May 1800 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. Catharine was born about 19 Feb 1779, died on 22 Jul 1829 at age 50, and was buried in Goshen Presbyterian Churchyard, Lincoln Co., North Carolina. They had five children: Nancy M., Thomas, Isabella, Dicy , and Mary J. .

Research Notes:

• Photo:

Catharine Barnett Henry's Headstone
Goshen Presbyterian Chruchyard
Lincoln (now Gaston) Co., North Carolina

1351-Nancy M. Henry was born on 4 Mar 1801, died on 16 Jun 1887 at age 86, and was buried in New Hope Presbyterian Cemetery, Gaston Co., North Carolina.

Nancy married Moses Ratchford , son of Moses Ratchford Sr. and Mary Campbell , on 23 Mar 1822 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina.15 Moses was born on 4 Sep 1802, died on 13 Oct 1852 at age 50, and was buried in Goshen Presbyterian Churchyard, Lincoln Co., North Carolina. They had two children: Moses and Mary Catharine .

Research Notes:

• Grave Marker: 1852, New Hope Presbyterian Cemetery, Gaston Co., North Carolina.

Moses Ratchford's Grave Marker
New Hope Presbyterian Churchyard
Lincoln (now Gaston) Co., North Carolina

13511-Moses Ratchford III was born about Dec 1824, died in Jul 1825, and was buried in Goshen Presbyterian Churchyard, Lincoln Co., North Carolina.

Research Notes:

• Grave Marker: 1825, Goshen Presbyterian Churchyard, Lincoln Co., North Carolina.

Moses Ratchford III's Headstone
Goshen Presbyterian Chruchyard
Lincoln (now Gaston) Co., North Carolina


Inscription:
To
the
memory
of
Moses Ratchford
Who departed this life
in July 1825
aged 7 months
Suffer little children to
come unto me and forbid
them not for of such is the
kingdom of heaven.

13512-Mary Catharine Ratchford was born about 1828, died on 8 May 1838 at age 10, and was buried in Goshen Presbyterian Churchyard, Lincoln Co., North Carolina.

1352-Thomas Henry was born about Jun 1802, died on 26 Jul 1803 at age 1, and was buried in Goshen Presbyterian Churchyard, Lincoln Co., North Carolina.

1353-Isabella Henry was born on 4 Feb 1804, died on 26 May 1848 at age 44, and was buried in Goshen Presbyterian Churchyard, Lincoln Co., North Carolina.

Research Notes:

• Grave Marker: 1848, Goshen Presbyterian Churchyard, Lincoln Co., North Carolina.

Isabella Henry Ratchford's Grave Marker
Goshen Presbyterian Churchyard
Lincoln (now Gaston) Co., North Carolina

Isabella married John Ratchford , son of Moses Ratchford Sr. and Mary Campbell , on 3 Apr 1823 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina.15 John was born on 6 Mar 1803 and died on 21 Jan 1888 at age 84. They had two children: Rachael R. and .

13531-Rachael R. Ratchford was born in 1836, died on 9 Jan 1840 at age 4, and was buried in Goshen Presbyterian Churchyard, Lincoln Co., North Carolina.

13532- Ratchford was born on 1 May 1838, died on 24 Jun 1841 at age 3, and was buried in Goshen Presbyterian Churchyard, Lincoln Co., North Carolina.

1354-Dicy Henry was born about 1807, died on 27 Mar 1822 at age 15, and was buried in Goshen Presbyterian Churchyard, Lincoln Co., North Carolina.

Research Notes:

• Photo:

Dicy Henry's Headstone
Goshen Presbyterian Chruchyard
Lincoln (now Gaston) Co., North Carolina

1355-Mary J. Henry was born about 29 Dec 1820, died on 22 Jul 1822 at age 1, and was buried in Goshen Presbyterian Churchyard, Lincoln Co., North Carolina.

Research Notes:

• Photo:

Mary J. Henry's Headstone
Goshen Presbyterian Chruchyard
Lincoln (now Gaston) Co., North Carolina

Isaac next married Mary Wells ____________ , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 23 Oct 1830 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina.15 Mary was born in 1775, died in 1844 at age 69, and was buried in Goshen Presbyterian Churchyard, Lincoln Co., North Carolina.

Research Notes:

• Photo:

Mary Wells? Henry's Headstone
Goshen Presbyterian Chruchyard
Lincoln (now Gaston) Co., North Carolina

136-Rachel Henry was born about 1773, died on 18 Sep 1838 at age 65, and was buried in Goshen Presbyterian Churchyard, Lincoln Co., North Carolina.

Research Notes:

• She signed a will on 16 Sep 1838 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina. RACHEL McCLURE, 16 September 1838, July 1840. Daughter Nurcessa Henry. Granddaughter Eliza Jane Henry. Granddaughter Frances Bigham daughter of my daughter Jane Bigham. Granddaughter Isabella Bigham daughter of my daughter Jane Bigham. Sons Ezekiel McClure and William McClure. EXEC. James Porter. WIT. J. G. Hand, Archable Porter. Book 2, page 50.

• Photo:

Rachel Henry McLure's Headstone
Goshen Presbyterian Chruchyard
Lincoln (now Gaston) Co., North Carolina
Inscription:
TO THE
memory
of
Rachel McLure
who departed this life
Sept.18th 1838
In the 65th year
of her age

Rachel married John McClure , son of John McClure and Elizabeth Oates , on 20 Dec 1792 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina.2 15 John was born on 4 Jun 1775 in Franklin Co., Pennsylvania and died before 1820. They had four children: Jane, Narcissa, Ezekiel , and William .

Research Notes:

• He appeared on the census in 1810 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina. P. 332
0-0-0-0-1
0-0-1-0-1
0-0-1-300

Listed beside William McClure
2-1-0-1-0
2-1-0-1-0

Nearby is John Henry
2-0-0-1-0
2-0-1-0-0

1361-Jane McClure .

Jane married William Bigham , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 22 Jan 1819 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina.15 They had two children: Isabella and Frances .

13611-Isabella Bigham .

13612-Frances Bigham .

1362-Narcissa McClure was born in 1805, died on 8 Jan 1860 at age 55, and was buried in New Hope Presbyterian Cemetery, Gaston Co., North Carolina.

Research Notes:

• Grave Marker: New Hope Presbyterian Cemetery, Gaston Co., North Carolina.

Narcissa married ____________ Campbell , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, about 1825.

Narcissa next married Thomas Henry , son of Joseph Henry and Elizabeth Porter , on 10 May 1830 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina.15 Thomas was born about 1802 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina, died on 1 Aug 1836 at age 34, and was buried in Smith's Cemetery, Belmont, Lincoln Co., North Carolina. They had one child: Eliza Jane .

Birth Notes: Based on 1830 Census data

Research Notes:

• Grave Marker: Smith's Cemetery, Belmont, Lincoln Co., North Carolina.


Inscription:
TO THE
memory
of
THOMAS HENRY
who departed this life
Aug 1st 1836
In the 34th year
of his age.

• He signed a will on 23 Jul 1833 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina. THOMAS HENRY. 23 July 1833. November 1836. Wife Narcissi Henry and her heirs. EXEC. my uncle James Porter of MeckIenburg Co. WIT. Matt Leeper, Isaac Henry, Alexander Porter. Book 1, page 381.

Narcissa next married Moses Henry Hand , son of Aaron Hand and Rebecka Henry , on 17 Mar 1842 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina.15 Moses was born on 3 Feb 1812 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina, died on 6 Aug 1887 at age 75, and was buried in Goshen Presbyterian Churchyard, Lincoln Co., North Carolina.

Research Notes:

• Photo:

Moses Henry Hand's Headstone
Goshen Presbyterian Chruchyard, Lincoln (now Gaston) Co., North Carolina
Inscribed: "He was a grandson of Moses Henry
who fell mortally wounded at battle
of Kings Mt. NC Oct. 7, 1780

• Family History: About 1863. A Paper Written by Moses Henry Hand Around 1863.

I, Moses Henry Hand, am a son of Aaron and Rebecca Hand. My father was born in Pennsylvania, U.S. A., whose parents came to the town of Charlotte, N.C. in the time of the Revolution of 1776. He was then twelve years old and his mother, Affa Hand, died of smallpox and was buried in Charlotte, N.C. His father, Uriah Hand, died in the service of his country about the same time, and my father, Aaron Hand, was bound out to a Mr. Brumfield and he removed westward and Aaron was rebound to Joseph Swann of Steele Creek, Mecklenburg County, and served him until he was grown to manhood and married my mother, Rebecca Henry, daughter of Moses and Margaret Henry, who lived near Crowder's Mountain, then Tryon, N. C.

My mother, Rebecca, was left an orphan at the age of three years - her father, Moses Henry, who I was named after, and two of his brothers fell at the Battle of King's Mountain on the 7th of October, 1780. My grandfather, Moses, was mortally wounded and died in the hospital in Charlotte, N.C. nine months after the battle and was buried in Charlotte. His widow, Margaret, married Jonathan Gullick. My mother had two brothers and one sister - the eldest, John Henry, married a woman by the name of Baird and moved to the State of Tennessee and lived in the town of Mufresborough when it was the State capital of Tennessee. He raised a large family and died in Gibson County, Tennessee. One of his daughters married a Henry Killen and another one married an Evans Harris.

My mother's other brother's name was William - he married a daughter of John Gullick and died young and was buried in Goshen graveyard, then in Lincoln Co., N.C. My mother's sister was named Hannah. She married a widower, William Price, and had one daughter named Mary Eiadema, who married a William P. West and moved to Williamson Co., Tennessee. Said Hannah had a daughter previous to her marriage, named Elizabeth, who married Edward B. Dameron. My father, Aaron Hand, had several brothers and one sister named Hannah, who married Balan Nickelson, and went to Kentucky. He, Aaron, had an older brother named Samuel, who married a woman named Mary Camble, of Spartanburg District, S. C. And both died Warren County, Tennessee, on Charles Creek near McMinville. They had a large family - James married Lucinda Stunbridge, one names Samuel, one named Arsenath married Abner Womack, one names Sarah married Elias Green, one Harriet married John Gins Boren, one Nancy married Nathan Byars.

My father and mother had eight sons and two daughters, the eldest son, Johnathan Gullick, married Ruth Brimer and had one daughter named Rebecca, who married Joseph Crestmann, one named Margaret who married Rufus Kistler, one named Jane who married to Barney Crestmann and then John Harris, one named Nancy who married James Wilson, a boy named Andrew Jackson, who married a widow, Mary Gaston. Johnathan, their father, was a Magistrate and Colonel of the 71st Regiment of N.C. Militia for many years and died. The second son of my father was named William Patterson and married Jane E. Gaston, a daughter of Nathaniel and Lucy Gaston, and had four sons and four daughters. The eldest, James Rufus, married Eliza Jane henry, the second, named Jonathan Calvin married Jane Lonergan.

Robert Henry is single and now in the confederate States service as a Lieutenant of the 11th Regiment, and William Leroy is Captain of the same company. The eldest daughter, named Miriam, married O.P. Hamel, now a volunteer in the Confederate Army. Margaret married Henry Williams, now in the same army. Dorcus married Thomas Ford and now in the same army; Laura married Harrison Ford and he is in the same army. Their Father, William, is dead. My brother, Bemiah Gullick, died when young and was not married. My brother Hugh Berry, went to Perry County, Tennessee and married Anna Choat, and was sheriff of Perry many years and now lives in Marion County, Arkansas, on White River, near Buffalo City.

I, Moses Henry, have been twice married, I first married Narcissa Henry and she died and I, then, married Mary Laura Ophelia Gaston, second daughter of Major Harvey N. Gaston, the son of Robert, the son of Nathaniel, the son of Francis, who was of the English descent. My brother, Uriah Rufus, married Nancy Beard, a daughter of Adam and Sarah Beard, and they have several children, one, named Samuel, lost his right arm in the Battle of Hanover, Virginia, in 1862. My brother, James Henry, was never married but volunteered in the Confederate service in Company H, 37th Regiment, N.C., and died in the hospital in Richmond, Virginia, in August, 1862. My brother, Samuel Hand, went to Tennessee when young and I have not heard from him in many years, but he was single when I heard from him. My sister, Margaret Gullick, died when a child and my sister, Rebecca Clark, married Nathaniel Alexander Rankin, who volunteered in Company H, 37th Regiment, N.C., and was mortally wounded in Battle of Seven Pines, Virginia, and came home and died in a few days.

My mother had two half brothers and one half sister, viz. James Clark Gullick, Milton Gullick, and Jane Gullick. James Clark married Jincey Baldridge, a daughter of Alexander Baldridge of Rutherford County, N.C. and moved to Wayne County, Tennessee, and there died, leaving a large family, some of whom married. Vorises Milton married Rebecca Marshall and lives in Gaston County, N.C. with a family, and two of his sons, Jasper and George, died in the Confederate Army. Jane Gullick married Little Burry Stowe and moved to Wayne County, Tennessee, with a large family of boys and girls; namely, Whiten, Franklin, Winchester, Lafayette, Jacob, Nelson, Margaret, who married Fletcher Austin, now Clerk of the Circuit Court of Marion county, Gelville, Arkansas, Nancy, Cornelia and Jane.

And, lest my posterity might be discouraged in adversity, or forget the poor, I will here inform them that I began the world without a dollar, or an education, for my limited education I have gained since I was twenty-one years of age. I do not intend to boast but have been a State Officer of one sort of another since I was seventeen years old - first, in the militia from Lieutenant to Colonel commanding, which last office I hold in the 87th Regiment of N.C. Militia, and have been a magistrate for many years and am now fifty-one years old.

1363-Ezekiel McClure .

1364-William McClure .

137-John Henry was born on 10 Mar 1774, died on 17 Jul 1837 at age 63, and was buried in Goshen Presbyterian Churchyard, Lincoln Co., North Carolina.

Research Notes:

• Grave Marker:

John Henry's Headstone
Goshen Presbyterian Chruchyard
Lincoln (now Gaston) Co., North Carolina
Inscription:
In memory of
John Henry
who was born March 10, 1774
and died July 17, 1837
Aged 63 years 4 months and 7 days
Jesus can make a dying bed
Feel soft as down pillows are
While on his breast I lean my head
And breathe my life out sweetly there

• He appeared on the census in 1830 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina. Aged 50 - 60, living alone near an Jonathan Gullick aged 80 - 90 and wife aged 60 -70

14-William Henry Sr. was born about 1720 in and died before Jan 1773 in Tryon Co., North Carolina.

General Notes: Important Disclaimer

There is no conclusive evidence that Thomas Henry b. 1719 and William Henry, Sr. ("Crowders Creek" William Henry) are brothers. At least one researcher claims Thomas is the brother of "Henry's Knob" William Henry of York Co., SC. However, Lawrence K. Wells extensive study of William Henry of Henry's Knob suggests that William was an only child:

Several pieces of circumstantial evidence support the relationship between Thomas and William Henry of Crowder's Creek:

--the proximity of the graves of Thomas and Isabella Henry and their children to those of Moses Henry's descendants at Goshen Presbyterian Chruch Cemetery

--reference to a Thomas Henry as a brother of William, Jr. in the bible register recorded by Emmaline Minor Henry. It is possible that she missed the relationship by a generation and that Thomas was a brother to William Sr., not William Jr.

--buried near Thomas Henry in Goshen Churchyard is a John Henry b. Mar 10, 1774. In the 1830 census of Lincoln Co., there is a John Henry living one door away from Jonathan Gullick and Margaret Baldridge Henry Gullick, widow of Moses Henry (this is also close to the residence of James T. Henry, Moses' brother). If this is not Moses' son (and Moses Henry Hand's family history states unequivocally that Moses' son John went to Tennessee), then the likelihood is that this Thomas and Isabella's son, and his proximity to Moses' widow further suggests a family link between Thomas and our William Sr.

--In the 1840 census, one Israel Henry lives next door to Moses Ratchford. Moses Ratchford's wife is a daughter of Isaac Henry and granddaughter of Thomas and Isabella Henry. Milton Berry, born 1800 to 1810, a neighbor of the Ratchfords and Israel Henry, was bondsman for Israel Henry's marriage to Martha Porter. Perhaps it is coincidence that William Jr. and Jane Russell Henry named their youngest Milton Barry Henry, but maybe not. In 1810, Moses Ratchford lives two doors away from Jonathan Gullick. Nearby is William Berry. There is only one resource on line that seems to identify this Milton...he is thought to be the son of Robert Berry, born 1750. In 1830, Robert and William Berry live just a few doors away from Nathan Mendinhall (who purchased the land of Joseph and William Henry Jr.), just a little farther are Jonathan Gullick and the John Henry presumed above to be the son of Thomas.

--Moses Henry is sometimes referred to as one of the "South Fork Boys," and Thomas Henry was known to reside in this area, which is only a few miles from the Crowders Creek area where William Sr. is known to have owned land.

For now, I have chosen to show Thomas and Crowder's Creek William Henry as siblings, but I caution readers to draw their own conclusions.


Research Notes:

• Witnessed Deed: 1755, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. It is not known which William Henry this deed pertains to:
1755 JAMES KUYKENDALL and SARAH his wife, deeded 300 acres to JOHN KUYKENDAL, South side of Cuttawba River on KUYKENDALL Creek, part of a larger survey of JAMES KUYKENDAL Anson Co Providence of NC, witnessed Eton Mooley, William Henry and Frederick Hambright.

• Mentioned in Deed: 4 Nov 1761, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. 24 It is possible that this deed refers to a different William Henry:

William Henry, Robert Leeper and Catherine his wife, of Anson Co. to Nicholas Leeper, 135 proc money, on N side of fork of the Catawba opp Andrew Cathey survey, 400A granted Robert Leeper 8/31/1753. Sgned Robert Leeper, Catherine Leeper. Wit: William Henry, William Patrick, John Thomas

• Domicile: Before 1766, Crowders Creek, Tryon Co., North Carolina. This William Henry is often referred to by researchers as "Crowders Creek William Henry".

The Crowders Creek area is located southwest of the town of Gastonia and southeast of the town of Kings Mountain. From there, Crowder's Creek flows south a few miles across the State boundary line into York County, S. C. and then into the Catawba River. The North Carolina land grants reveal that early settlers were receiving land on Crowder's Creek in the 1750s...Some researchers have speculated that the Creek may have been named for some...man named Crowder, perhaps for Michael Crowder who was on the Broad and Saludy River as early as 1753; or for Conrad "Crowdy" who also was on the Saludy River in 1755. Other researchers have speculated that the name of the Creek was originally an unpronounceable Indian name which was corrupted to the more familiar "Crowder" by English speaking record keepers. (Source: Ulrichsburg, North Carolina (established 1789) , an article by Mills Yoder Bridges).

• Land Grant: 22 Sep 1766, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. 14 300 acres, 22 Sept 1766, on both sides of Falls Branch joining the upper line of land he lives on.

• Land Grant: 25 Sep 1766, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. 150 acres, 25 Sept 1766, both sides of Crowders Creek joining Ingles and Martins lines, incl. his own improvement.

• Land Grant: 25 Apr 1768, Tryon Co., North Carolina. 14 Land grant is documneted in a deed dated 7 Feb 1773, as follows: Tryon Co., North Carolina, Moses Henry of Craven Co., SC, millright, to Philip Henry of Tryon Co., NC for s 5 proc. money . . . 100 A, granted to William Henry 25 Apr 1768, and deeded to sd. Moses by heirship, on both sides of Crowders Creek.

• Land Grant: 28 Apr 1768, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina.


Record of 50 acres granted to William Henry on April 28, 1768

• Deed: 1770, York Co., South Carolina. In 1770 William Henry deeded property [on Fishing Creek] to Oliver Wallace adjoining Oliver and Kerr. Is this the same William Henry? The possibility is supported by the presence of Matthew Russell's apparent presence there in 1787.

• Estate: Jan 1773, Tryon Co., North Carolina. 14 Jan 1773, Tryon Co., North Carolina: On motion of John Dunn Esqr. Ordered by the court that Hannah Henry Wife & Relict of Wm. Henry Deceased together with John Robison Esq'r have Letters of Administration for the Estate of the said Wm Henry [William Henry having died intestate] Security proposed Alex'r Gilleland & David Alexander approved of & bound in the sum of £300 who also took the oaths of Administrators accordingly. On Motion it is ordered that the said Adm'r do sell the perishable goods Belonging to the Above Estate.

• Mentioned in Deed: 7 Feb 1773, Tryon Co., North Carolina. 14 7 Feb 1773, Tryon Co., North Carolina, Moses Henry of Craven Co., SC, millright, to Philip Henry of Tryon Co., NC for s 5 proc. money . . . 100 A, granted to William Henry 25 Apr 1768, and deeded to sd. Moses by heirship, on both sides of Crowders Creek.

• Estate: Apr 1773, Tryon Co., North Carolina. 25 April term 1773: An Inventory of Sales of the Estate of William Henry Deceased returned by Hannah Henry and John Robinson Adm'x & Administrator of the said Estate to the Amount of £202 6 2.

• Estate: Jul 1775, Tryon Co., North Carolina. 14 Jul 1775
Settlement of the Estate of William Henry Deceased by the Administrators
Amount of the Estate £218 10 2
Charges against the Estate 29 14 4
Clear Estate 188 15 10
Widows thirds 62 18 7 Ό
Nine Childrens Share 125 17 2
Each Childs Share 13 19 8 Ό
Court adjourned till tomorrow morning at 8 Oclock. Met according to adjournment. Present Joseph Harden, Timothy Riggs, Wm. Gilbert, Wm. Graham, Esq'rs.

William married Hannah Tanner ,29 30 daughter of Philip Tanner and Mary ____________ , in Mar 1746 in Holy Trinity Church (Old Swedes), Wilmington, New Castle Co., Delaware.26 27 28 Hannah was born about 1725 in 397-*//Chester Co., Pennsylania and died after 23 Feb 1782. They had nine children: Moses, Philip, John, James T., Hannah, Joseph, Unknown, William , and Rebeckah .

Research Notes:

• Marriage Record: Mar 1746, Holy Trinity Church (Old Swedes), Wilmington, New Castle Co., Delaware. Click here to see a copy of the marriage record from Old Swedes Church.

Death Notes: "Widow Henry" purchased items from the estate of her son, Moses, sometime after the inventory of the estate was completed on February 23, 1782. This is the last known record of Hannah Tanner Henry.

Research Notes:

• Research Summary:Hannah Tanner Henry is clearly identified in the will of her parents, Philip and Mary Tanner of Chester Co., Pennsylvania, and in the record of her marriage to William Henry at Old Swede's Church in Wilmington, Delaware. No more is known of Hannah until she appears as co-administrator of the estate of her deceased husband, William Henry, Sr., beginning in January, 1773 and concluding in July, 1775. She is mentioned in the will of her son John in 1779, and is not excluded when he adds a codicil on 15 October 1780, so it is likely she dies after this date, probably in North Carolina. No further documentation of Hannah has yet been discovered. Her precise date of death and burial place are unknown.

Notes Concerning Hannah Tanner Henry's Identity:

a. William and Hannah Henry in Tryon Co., NC had a son named William Jr. (my direct heir) who named a child Joseph Tanner Henry. Hannah Tanner Henry had a brother named Joseph, and there is a Joseph Tanner in Mecklenburg Co. at the same time.

b. A 1789 deed that traces ownership of a parcel of land from William Sr. through Moses through John to William and Joseph. William and Hannah had a son named Moses. Moses inherited land in Tryon Co. which he deeded to Philip Henry on Feb 7 1773 at a nominal price (5 shillings for 100 acres originally granted to William Henry) . This was just a few weeks after William Sr's. estate was admitted to probate. Philip Henry is specifically mentioned in the will of Mary Tanner as the son of William and Hannah Henry. (Interestingly, the land transaction and the mention in Mary's will are the only records we can say with authority relate to our Philip -- he is otherwise a complete mystery). This land transaction is part of Tryon Co. court records.

c.. Hannah Tanner of Chester Co. has a sister named Rachel who marries John Dickey and a brother Philip who marries Elizabeth Dickey. Philip and Elizabeth stay on the family land in Chester and Rachel and John Dickey end up in Iredell Co., NC, just a few miles north of the Hopewell Church community that seems to be the focal point for these settlers. I have visited Rachel Dickey's grave there...she was buried in 1789. I do not know what happened to Hannah...there is no record of her after 1782. "Widow Henry" purchased items from the estate of her son, Moses, sometime after the inventory of the estate was completed on February 23, 1782. This is the last known record of Hannah Tanner Henry.

141-Moses Henry 31 32 was born about 1747 in Pennsylvania, died in Jul 1781 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina at age 34, and was buried in Bethel Presbyterian Church, York Co., South Carolina.

Research Notes:

• He filed a pension application. Moses or Moses Hendry, Margaret Gullick former wid, R4382, NC Line, a daughter Rebecca Hand appl 14 Mar 1853 Gaston Co NC aged 76, sol lived in Lincoln Co NC at enl & was mortally wounded at Kings Mtn & d about 9 mths later (in 1781) at Charlotte NC, sol & wid had m about 1772 & they had 4 children; John, William, Hanah & Rebecca, after sol d wid m next to Jonathan Gullick who afterwards d leaving her a wid & she d 11 Dec 1843 leaving children by her 1st husband; Hanah Price & Rebecca Hand & the daughter Hanah had moved west some yrs prior to 1853 & had not been heard from in yrs, wid signed p.o.a. to Moses Henry Hand in Gaston Co NC 14 Mar 1853

• Biographical Note: 33Moses Henry

Among the early settlers of Gaston County, it is known that there were two families of Henry's, those of Thomas and William. Ten years prior to the time that Thomas, the father of Robert, settled on the South fork, William Henry had established a home on a tract of 600 acres of land granted him, February 28, 1754, near the junction of the S Fork and Catawba Rivers. On the South Carolina border near King's Mountain there were other Henry's, among them "Big Jim," noted for his pugilistic tendencies.

It was the South Point Henry's who added splendor to the illustrious deeds of King's Mountain.

Moses Henry married Margaret, only child of John and Rebecca Clark Baldridge. who lived not far from the Henry Home, back of the Plantation now known as the Rose McLean place. After their marriage prior to or during the Revolution, they left the immediate neighborhood of their kin and established a home on Crowder's Creek where Moses Henry ran a gristmill. He was engaged in this occupation when the urge of patriotism caused him to leave his wife and small children alone on the farm, join his former comrades of the South Fork and go to the defense of his country at King's Mountain where he fell mortally wounded on the field of Battle. He was carried to a Charlotte hospital where he soon died in spite of the tender ministrations of Dr. William McLean, a friend and a neighbor.

He lies buried in Charlotte, the site if his grave unknown. Walton Hand, a great grandson, was buried in Charlotte.

Rebecca, a daughter of Moses Henry and Margaret Baldridge Henry married Aaron Hand, and became the Ancestress of the Hand families of Lowell, Belmont, and many other to which have gone.

Mrs. Price Rankin of Gastonia, a descendant, has in her possession a pair of Moses Henry's knee buckles and a bowl, which were family possessions.

After Moses Henry's death, Margaret, the widow, continued to run the mill in order to make a living for herself and children. She was a brave woman, afraid of nothing but Tories with which the community was infested. It was sometimes necessary to hide food, especially butter, among the rocks of the mill dam to keep the Tories from carrying it away. She was married the second time to Jonathen Gullick , the Gaston County pioneer of that name and ancestor of the Gullicks of the County. There were several children of this marriage, all of whom moved to Tennessee except MILTON, who stayed behind to take care of his mother who refused to go.

Jonathen Gullick was the first person buried in New Hope Graveyard. Twelve or thirteen years later his wife died at the age of 93 and sleeps by his side. Hers was the second grave in the cemetery.

• Mentioned in Deed: Jul 1771, Tryon Co., North Carolina. 34 Moses served as "Jurate" July term 1771 involving land on Crowder's Creek (old Allison's Creek).

• Survey: 9 Aug 1771, Tryon Co., North Carolina. Click here to see image of the survey. This survey abuts the land of James Henry. However, Moses' brother James would have been only 18 years old at this time, perhaps too young to have acquired his own land. This survey may refer instead to James Henry b. 1735 who lived on Crowder's Creek along the North Carolina line, or possibly to James Henry who lived on Long Creek in Mecklenburg Co.

Transcription:

Surveyed for Moses Henry Two Hundred acres of land in Tryon County on the waters of Crowders Creek beginning at a white oak James Henrys corner & [thence?] with his line No. 76 W. 200 pole to a white oak thence N 14 E 160 pole to a hickory then with Samuel Barnets line s 76 E 200 pole to a white oak thence to the beginning August 9th 1771.

Jno. Kirkconell Surv.

• Deed: 7 Feb 1773, Tryon Co., North Carolina. 14 7 Feb 1773, Moses Henry of Craven Co., SC, millright, to Philip Henry of Tryon Co., NC for s 5 proc. money . . . 100 A, granted to William Henry 25 Apr 1768, and deeded to sd. Moses by heirship, on both sides of Crowders Creek.

• Deed: 13 Feb 1773, Tryon Co., North Carolina. 14 13 Feb 1773, Moses Henry of Craven Co., SC, millright, to John Henry of Tryon Co., NC for s 5 . . . 250 A, granted to William Henry 22 Dec 1768 and devolved to sd. Moses by heirship. (Tryon Co. Court Minutes)

Amplification: 13 Feb 1773: Moses, millwright, of Craven Co SC, sells to John Henry 250 acres which was originally granted to Wim. Henry 25 Apr 1768 and deeded to Moses by heirship. Land both sides of Crowder Creek. (Source: Lincoln County, North Carolina Will Abstracts, 1779-1910, compiled by Miles S. Philbeck, Jr. and Grace Turner)

Amplification: Deed states that the said patentee, Wm. Henry, died intestate, whereupon the said land became legally vested in Moses Henry, his eldest son and heir-at-law, who in turn conveyed the land to John Henry on Feb. 13, 1773.
(Source: Lincoln County, N.C., Wills, abstracted in the Journal of North Carolina Genealogy, William Perry Johnson, ed.)

• Deed: 30 Jan 1774, Tryon Co., North Carolina. 34 30 Jan 1774, Moses of Craven Co NC to Hugh Bryson 150 acres originally granted to Wm. Henry, his father... both sides of Crowder Creek, adj. McLean. Wit: John and Wm. Robinson and Thomas Bullin. Rec. Apr term 1774.

• Deed: 17 Feb 1774, Tryon Co., North Carolina. 35 April term 1774: A Deed of Sale from Moses Henry to Philip Henry for 100 Acres of Land Dated the 17th Day of February 1774 ack'd in open Court. Ord'd to be Reg'd.

• Deed: Apr 1774, Tryon Co., North Carolina. 36

• Court Records: Apr 1778, Tryon Co., North Carolina. 37 April term 1778: Moses Henry a claim to 200 acres of Land in Tryon County located as follows, vizt on the waters of Crowders Creek joining his own and David Millers survey. 26th January 1778, No. 13. George Pee set up a claim for the same land the 27th Jan'y.

• Court Records: Apr 1778, Tryon Co., North Carolina. 37 April term 1778: Ordered that Col'l Charles McLean, James Baird, Adam Baird, Wm. Patterson, James Patterson, Joseph Neel, Hugh Terrance, John Robinson Senr, Wm. Berry, Alexander Robinson, John Bryson, & John Barber be appointed a Jury to try two of the aforesaid disputed claims to entries of Land one between George Pee and Moses Henry the other between Andrew Patrick and Isaac Holland.

• Court Records: Oct 1778, Tryon Co., North Carolina. 38 October term 1778: George Pee vs Moses Henry. Claim to 200 acres of Land 2 Courts. Ex'd and returned. J. Miller. Verdict that George Pee is to have the said disputed Land. Copy made out. Costs paid. 1. 16 for Shff.

• Court Records: Apr 1770, Tryon Co., North Carolina. 39 April term 1770: Ordered by the Court that Moses Henry do build a water grist & Saw [stricken?] Mill on his land on Crowders Creek and that the same be recorded a public Mill he Complying w't the act of assembly in that Case made & provided & under the same Rules & Restrictions as other publick Mills.

• Court Records: Jan 1779, Tryon Co., North Carolina. 40 January term 1779

On Motion Ord'd that Moses Henry have leave to Build a Grist Mill on a Branch of Crowders Creek being his own Land on both sides and that same when built be Deemed and known as a Public Mill he complying with the Act of Assembly in such case made & provided.

• Deed: 27 Feb 1779, Tryon Co., North Carolina. 34 27 Feb 1779: Issac Holland and Moses Hendry witness transaction on lands on bot sides of Crowder Creek.

• Deed: 3 Mar 1781, Lincoln Co., North Carolina. Moses Henery to Charles Hamilton, 4 pounds for a tract of land on a branch of Crowders Creek estimated to be about 100 acres, being the full contents of a patent. Legal description references Gingles corner and line.

• He signed a will on 16 May 1781 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina. 41 MOSES HENDRY, 16 May 1781, July 1781. Wife Margret. My two sons John (minor) and William. My two daughters Hannah and Rebecka. EXEC. wife, John Robinson. WIT. James Martin, David Miller, Ruth Miller.

• He died on 1781 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. Wounded on October 7, 1780 in Battle of Kings Mountain. Taken to Charlotte for treatment by his friend and neighbor Dr. William McLean, died nine months later in July 1781, and was buried in Charlotte, NC. The location of his grave is not known. His name is recorded on the monument that was erected at the Kings Mountain battlefield.

(Compiler's Note: this anecdote has been cited to tie Moses Henry to the Henry family of York Co., South Carolina. In fact, a William McLain is enumerated in the census of York Co., South Carolina, 1790, with one male 16+, two males 15-, and two females. However, the Dr. William McLean who served as a surgeon at Kings Mountain was married to Mary Davidson (a Rebecca Davidson was niece to Jonathan Gullick, who married Moses' widow) in 1792, and thus had no family in 1790. There is a William McCalin enumerated in Lincoln Co, 1790, with one male 16+ and no family. It is more likely that this is the friend and neighbor of Moses Henry who took him to Meckenburg Co. for medical attention to his battle wounds.)

See The History of Lincoln County: The Battle of King's Mountain by Alfred Nixon, courtesy of the Lincoln Co., North Carolina GenWeb.

• Estate: 1782, Lincoln Co., North Carolina. Click to view the estate documents of Moses Henry:
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Moses married Margaret Clark Baldridge , daughter of John Baldridge and Rebecca Clark , about 1772 in Tryon Co., North Carolina. Margaret was born in 1751 in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, died on 11 Dec 1843 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina at age 92, and was buried in New Hope Presbyterian Cemetery, Gaston Co., North Carolina. They had four children: John, Hannah, Rebecka , and William .

Research Notes:

• Grave Marker: New Hope Presbyterian Cemetery, Gaston Co., North Carolina.


Inscription:
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY
of
MAGARET GULLICK
consort of
Jonathan Gullick
who departed this life
the 11th December y/o 1843
age 92 years.

1411-John Henry was born about 1772 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina and died about 1834 in Gibson Co., Tennessee 42 43 at age 62.

Research Notes:

• Research Note:----- Original Message -----
From: "John HENRY" > To: > Sent: Friday, April 11, 2003 9:56 AM Subject: John Henry

John, I was very pleased to come across your material in ancestry.com last evening. I believe that the John Henry ID (I4355) is the same John Henry who is my 4 greats grandfather. My 3 greats grandfather James Bartley Henry was the son of John and Susannah McLaughlin Henry. James was named for his maternal grandfather James B. McLaughlin. The second son in this family was the Moses Henry who moved to Gibson Co., TN.

From census records I know that John was born before 1775. He and his wife Susannah were charter members of the Murfreesboro Presbyterian Church in 1811 in Murfreesboro, TN. Susannah died shortly thereafter and John married Jane Gibson. About the time my 3 greats grandfather moved to Illinois, John and the younger siblings relocated to western TN. Based on the names of his children, I have aways worked on the assumption that John's parents may have been named Moses and Margaret so your info seems to fit very nicely. I also noticed another tie-in in your records. On some of your material on the elder Moses Henry I see that various Baird men were witnesses to events. William D. Baird and his wife were charter members of the Murfreesboro church. The Baird family re-located to western TN when the Henry family did. My 3 greats grandfather Henry named one of his sons William D. Baird Henry. I hope we have more than just coincidences here. The John Henry buried in Gibson Co., TN is definitely my 4-great grandfather. According to court records he died abt 1834. If he is definitely the same John Henry who is the son of Moses and Margaret Baldridge Henry then I have just added more generations to my family tree.

My grandfather always told me that the oldest relative he had > heard of as a boy was Moses Henry and he was Irish. The Moses in your records may have been born in PA but his wife roots were > certainly Irish. Has anyone contacted you refuting the idea that the John Henry buried in Gibson Co., TN is not the John Henry son of Moses and Margaret? I am most interested in hearing back from you. John R. Henry, > Decatur, IL

John married Susannah McGlouthlin ,43 daughter of James B. McGlouthlin and Unknown , on 13 Feb 1796 in Jefferson Co., Tennessee. Susannah was born after 1775 in North Carolina and died about 1812 in Rutherford Co., Tennessee. They had six children: James Bartley, Moses, Helen Matilda, Unknown, William , and Margaret .

14111-James Bartley Henry 43 was born in 1797 in North Carolina 43 and died in 1838 in Shelby Co., Illinois 43 at age 41.

James married Sophia McNeely ,43 daughter of Alexander McNeely and Mary Bowman , on 25 May 1821 in Rutherford Co., Tennessee.43 Sophia was born on 31 Aug 1798 in Rowan Co., North Carolina 43 and died on 17 Jan 1844 in Macon Co., Illinois 43 at age 45. They had one child: John Alexander .

14112-Moses Henry 43 was born on 28 Nov 1798 in North Carolina 43 and died on 24 Dec 1862 in Weakley Co., Tennessee 43 at age 64.

14113-Helen Matilda Henry 43 was born about 1800 in North Carolina 43 and died before 1841 43 .

14114-Unknown Henry 43 was born from 1804 to 1810. 43

14115-William Henry 43 was born about 1806 in North Carolina 43 and died after 1841 in Carroll Co., Tennessee 43 .

14116-Margaret Henry 43 was born about 1808 in Tennessee. 43

John next married Jane Gibson ,43 daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________. They had three children: Andrew Jackson, Malinda , and Jonathan G. .

14117-Andrew Jackson Henry 43 was born about 1814 in Tennessee. 43

14118-Malinda Henry 43 was born from 1814 to 1820 in Tennessee. 43

Malinda married David Crockett , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

14119-Jonathan G. Henry was born about 1818 in Tennessee.

1412-Hannah Henry .

Hannah married Price , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

1413-Rebecka Henry was born about 1777 in Crowders Creek, Tryon Co., North Carolina and died on 22 Mar 1855 in Gaston Co., North Carolina at age 78.

Rebecka married Aaron Hand , son of Uriah Hand and Affa Arsenath Brewer , on 27 Sep 1798 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina.15 Aaron was born in 1764 in Pennsylvania and died in Gaston Co., North Carolina. They had 12 children: Jonathon Gullick, William Patterson, Beniah Gullick, Hugh Berry, Moses Henry, Uriah Rufus, James Henry, Samuel, Margaret Gullick, Rebecca Clark, Lee , and Thomas .

Marriage Notes: Rebecca's step-father, Jonathan Gullick, witnesses the marriage.

14131-Jonathon Gullick Hand was born in 1799.

Jonathon married ____________ ____________. They had one child: Emily G. .

14132-William Patterson Hand was born about 1800, died on 8 Sep 1840 at age 40, and was buried in New Hope Presbyterian Cemetery, Gaston Co., North Carolina.

Research Notes:

• Grave Marker: New Hope Presbyterian Cemetery, Gaston Co., North Carolina.

William married Jane Gaskins , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 8 Oct 1822 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina.15

14133-Beniah Gullick Hand was born in 1803.

14134-Hugh Berry Hand was born in 1808 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina and died in 1865 in Shilo, Jackson Co. AR at age 57.

Hugh married Ann Choate , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________. Ann was born in 1819 in Tennessee and died in Limestone Co. TX..

14135-Moses Henry Hand was born on 3 Feb 1812 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina, died on 6 Aug 1887 at age 75, and was buried in Goshen Presbyterian Churchyard, Lincoln Co., North Carolina.

Research Notes:

• Photo:

Moses Henry Hand's Headstone
Goshen Presbyterian Chruchyard, Lincoln (now Gaston) Co., North Carolina
Inscribed: "He was a grandson of Moses Henry
who fell mortally wounded at battle
of Kings Mt. NC Oct. 7, 1780

• Family History: About 1863. A Paper Written by Moses Henry Hand Around 1863.

I, Moses Henry Hand, am a son of Aaron and Rebecca Hand. My father was born in Pennsylvania, U.S. A., whose parents came to the town of Charlotte, N.C. in the time of the Revolution of 1776. He was then twelve years old and his mother, Affa Hand, died of smallpox and was buried in Charlotte, N.C. His father, Uriah Hand, died in the service of his country about the same time, and my father, Aaron Hand, was bound out to a Mr. Brumfield and he removed westward and Aaron was rebound to Joseph Swann of Steele Creek, Mecklenburg County, and served him until he was grown to manhood and married my mother, Rebecca Henry, daughter of Moses and Margaret Henry, who lived near Crowder's Mountain, then Tryon, N. C.

My mother, Rebecca, was left an orphan at the age of three years - her father, Moses Henry, who I was named after, and two of his brothers fell at the Battle of King's Mountain on the 7th of October, 1780. My grandfather, Moses, was mortally wounded and died in the hospital in Charlotte, N.C. nine months after the battle and was buried in Charlotte. His widow, Margaret, married Jonathan Gullick. My mother had two brothers and one sister - the eldest, John Henry, married a woman by the name of Baird and moved to the State of Tennessee and lived in the town of Mufresborough when it was the State capital of Tennessee. He raised a large family and died in Gibson County, Tennessee. One of his daughters married a Henry Killen and another one married an Evans Harris.

My mother's other brother's name was William - he married a daughter of John Gullick and died young and was buried in Goshen graveyard, then in Lincoln Co., N.C. My mother's sister was named Hannah. She married a widower, William Price, and had one daughter named Mary Eiadema, who married a William P. West and moved to Williamson Co., Tennessee. Said Hannah had a daughter previous to her marriage, named Elizabeth, who married Edward B. Dameron. My father, Aaron Hand, had several brothers and one sister named Hannah, who married Balan Nickelson, and went to Kentucky. He, Aaron, had an older brother named Samuel, who married a woman named Mary Camble, of Spartanburg District, S. C. And both died Warren County, Tennessee, on Charles Creek near McMinville. They had a large family - James married Lucinda Stunbridge, one names Samuel, one named Arsenath married Abner Womack, one names Sarah married Elias Green, one Harriet married John Gins Boren, one Nancy married Nathan Byars.

My father and mother had eight sons and two daughters, the eldest son, Johnathan Gullick, married Ruth Brimer and had one daughter named Rebecca, who married Joseph Crestmann, one named Margaret who married Rufus Kistler, one named Jane who married to Barney Crestmann and then John Harris, one named Nancy who married James Wilson, a boy named Andrew Jackson, who married a widow, Mary Gaston. Johnathan, their father, was a Magistrate and Colonel of the 71st Regiment of N.C. Militia for many years and died. The second son of my father was named William Patterson and married Jane E. Gaston, a daughter of Nathaniel and Lucy Gaston, and had four sons and four daughters. The eldest, James Rufus, married Eliza Jane henry, the second, named Jonathan Calvin married Jane Lonergan.

Robert Henry is single and now in the confederate States service as a Lieutenant of the 11th Regiment, and William Leroy is Captain of the same company. The eldest daughter, named Miriam, married O.P. Hamel, now a volunteer in the Confederate Army. Margaret married Henry Williams, now in the same army. Dorcus married Thomas Ford and now in the same army; Laura married Harrison Ford and he is in the same army. Their Father, William, is dead. My brother, Bemiah Gullick, died when young and was not married. My brother Hugh Berry, went to Perry County, Tennessee and married Anna Choat, and was sheriff of Perry many years and now lives in Marion County, Arkansas, on White River, near Buffalo City.

I, Moses Henry, have been twice married, I first married Narcissa Henry and she died and I, then, married Mary Laura Ophelia Gaston, second daughter of Major Harvey N. Gaston, the son of Robert, the son of Nathaniel, the son of Francis, who was of the English descent. My brother, Uriah Rufus, married Nancy Beard, a daughter of Adam and Sarah Beard, and they have several children, one, named Samuel, lost his right arm in the Battle of Hanover, Virginia, in 1862. My brother, James Henry, was never married but volunteered in the Confederate service in Company H, 37th Regiment, N.C., and died in the hospital in Richmond, Virginia, in August, 1862. My brother, Samuel Hand, went to Tennessee when young and I have not heard from him in many years, but he was single when I heard from him. My sister, Margaret Gullick, died when a child and my sister, Rebecca Clark, married Nathaniel Alexander Rankin, who volunteered in Company H, 37th Regiment, N.C., and was mortally wounded in Battle of Seven Pines, Virginia, and came home and died in a few days.

My mother had two half brothers and one half sister, viz. James Clark Gullick, Milton Gullick, and Jane Gullick. James Clark married Jincey Baldridge, a daughter of Alexander Baldridge of Rutherford County, N.C. and moved to Wayne County, Tennessee, and there died, leaving a large family, some of whom married. Vorises Milton married Rebecca Marshall and lives in Gaston County, N.C. with a family, and two of his sons, Jasper and George, died in the Confederate Army. Jane Gullick married Little Burry Stowe and moved to Wayne County, Tennessee, with a large family of boys and girls; namely, Whiten, Franklin, Winchester, Lafayette, Jacob, Nelson, Margaret, who married Fletcher Austin, now Clerk of the Circuit Court of Marion county, Gelville, Arkansas, Nancy, Cornelia and Jane.

And, lest my posterity might be discouraged in adversity, or forget the poor, I will here inform them that I began the world without a dollar, or an education, for my limited education I have gained since I was twenty-one years of age. I do not intend to boast but have been a State Officer of one sort of another since I was seventeen years old - first, in the militia from Lieutenant to Colonel commanding, which last office I hold in the 87th Regiment of N.C. Militia, and have been a magistrate for many years and am now fifty-one years old.

Moses married Laura Gaston , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________. Laura was born on 26 Dec 1844, died on an unknown date at age 67, and was buried in Goshen Presbyterian Churchyard, Lincoln Co., North Carolina. They had two children: Hattie and L. Susan Sophie .

Research Notes:

• Photo:

Laura Gaston Hand's Headstone
Goshen Presbyterian Chruchyard
Lincoln (now Gaston) Co., North Carolina

Moses next married Narcissa McClure , daughter of John McClure and Rachel Henry , on 17 Mar 1842 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina.15 Narcissa was born in 1805, died on 8 Jan 1860 at age 55, and was buried in New Hope Presbyterian Cemetery, Gaston Co., North Carolina.

Research Notes:

• Grave Marker: New Hope Presbyterian Cemetery, Gaston Co., North Carolina.

14136-Uriah Rufus Hand was born in 1814 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina, died in 1878 at age 64, and was buried in Goshen Presbyterian Churchyard, Lincoln Co., North Carolina.

Uriah married Affa Arsenath Brewer , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

14137-James Henry Hand was born in 1816.

14138-Samuel Hand was born in 1818.

14139-Margaret Gullick Hand was born in 1820.

1413A-Rebecca Clark Hand was born in 1822.

1413B-Lee Hand .

1413C-Thomas Hand died on 27 Sep 1852 and was buried in Goshen Presbyterian Churchyard, Lincoln Co., North Carolina.

1414-William Henry was born in Jan 1780, died on 16 Feb 1804 at age 24, and was buried in Goshen Presbyterian Churchyard, Lincoln Co., North Carolina. 44

Burial Notes: To reach the cemetery from Interstate 85, get off at exit 26 at Belmont
Abbey College. The exit is between the South Fork River and the Catawba
River. There is a cemetery at Belmont Abbey. At in intersection near the
Belmont Abbey cemetery, take Woodlawn Street (State Road 2021) northwest
for 1 mile. The Goshen cemetery is on the right. A CSX railroad line runs
behind the cemetery and crosses Woodlawn Road.

Research Notes:

• Grave Marker: 1804, Goshen Presbyterian Churchyard, Lincoln Co., North Carolina.

William Henry's Headstone
Goshen Presbyterian Chruchyard
Lincoln (now Gaston) Co., North Carolina

William married Nancy Gullick , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 23 Mar 1803 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina.15 Nancy was born about 1780 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina.

142-Philip Henry was born about 1749 in Pennsylvania.

Birth Notes: Estimated date of birth is speculation based on the fact that his receiving from Moses 100 acres for a nominal 5s could place him third in the birth order of William and Hannah Henry's children.

General Notes: Philip Henry, son of William Henry and Hannah Tanner Henry, is named in the 1759 will of his grandmother, Mary Tanner:

Remainder [of estate] to daughter Hannah's children, Philip to have a double portion. I give the middle sized pot for James' eldest daughter Mary and Philip Henry his Bible, the Bible he reads on at school.

Then, on February 7, 1773, Philip is deeded property by his brother, Moses Henry, following the death of their father:

7 Feb 1773, Moses Henry of Craven Co., SC, millright, to Philip Henry of Tryon Co., NC for s 5 proc. money . . . 100 A, granted to William Henry 25 Apr 1768, and deeded to sd. Moses by heirship, on both sides of Crowders Creek.

After this, there is no record which can be definitively said to pertain to this Philip Henry. However, there are two known possibilities:

Possible Move to Georgia

A Philip Henry appears in tax rolls of Franklin Co., Ga. in 1803. This may or may not be the same Philip Henry, but if so, he would be not too distant from presumed brother William, living in Pendleton Dist., SC in 1800.

Henry, Philip
State:Georgia
Year:1803
County:Franklin
Roll:
Township:Unknown Townships
Page: 17


Possible Migration to New Brunswick

The presence of a Loyalist named Philip Henry from Lincoln Co., North Carolina is documented in the Crouse Family History (2nd Edition, copyright (c) 1995-2000, Rogue Publishing, Seattle, Washington), which states that Philip Henry joined other loyalists, including Philip Crouse, who left North Carolina and moved to New Brunswick, Nova Scotia.

RESETTLEMENT IN THE BRITISH COLONY OF NEW BRUNSWICK
By 1782 the area of North Carolina which Philip [Crouse] called home was controlled by the Revolutionaries. He openly opposed the rebels that promoted the independence of the American Colonies from Britain, and was recognized as a Loyalist sympathizer. Philip [Crouse] and many others were asked to leave North Carolina because of their views. It is important to remember that Loyalists at this time were in political disfavor, but generally they were not bad people, in fact, far from it. Loyalist families played a large part in the early building of a strong foundation for the United States. The only real difference they had was an alternate vision of the future. When they left they took with them desperately needed skills and strong backs. In this aspect they were greatly missed.

Philip [Crouse] saved his money and in 1789 traveled downriver to Charleston, South Carolina, where he booked passage on a ship, and headed for British controlled Saint John, New Brunswick. Undoubtedly, he stopped in New York City before sailing to Saint John in the Bay of Fundy.

Upon arrival he immediately traveled up the St. John River looking for land that he could homestead, attracted by the possibility of obtaining a land grant from the British Crown. After stopping in Fredericton, the New Brunswick capital, he continued upriver on the St. John until he reached the Keswick River, where in early November 1789 he, along with Jacob Ham, Christian Knai, Jacob Knai, and Philip Henry, applied in a formal petition to the British Crown for approximately "200 acres each on unlocated lands on the Madam Keswick above the N.Y. Volunteers." They stated, "That from Loyalty to the best of Sovereigns and attachment to the British Constitution - They left their Native Country North Carolina to seek an asylum in this divining Province."

He had found his way to Keswick Valley, after only about a four week journey from his North Carolina home. The original 1789 Land Grant Petition by Philip and his four fellow North Carolinians was not approved. While Jacob Ham, Christian Knai and Philip Henry, three of the other grant co-applicants, moved on, Philip [Crouse] remained at the site of the original petition, going about the hard work of clearing the land, building a cabin, and establishing a farm. The fourth grant co-applicant, Jacob Knai, acquired a small lot near present-day Burtts Corner, New Brunswick, but by April 1826 he had sold his lot to William Boone and had moved on as well.


Indeed, Philip Henry from North Carolina appears on a list of North Carolinians in New Brunswick, cited in American Revolutionary Loyalists: North Carolinian Loyalists who migrated to Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, Canada, and again on a grant application filed by Jacob Ham:

"RS108 LAND PETITIONS: ORIGINAL SERIES 1783-1918

Name: HENRY, PHILIP
Year: 1789
County: YORK
On microfilm F1036 see petition of: HAM, JACOB

Researchers should note that when a "Name" has been drawn from a petition submitted by someone else or by a group, the "See Petition of:" column directs them to the name under which the document is filed and microfilmed.

All names of this petition:

CROUSE, PHILIP
HAM, JACOB
HENRY, PHILIP
KNAI, CHRISTIAN
KNAI, JACOB"

There are several pieces of evidence which seem to substantiate the story of Philip Henry's loyalism and his migration to New Brunswick:

--A Philip Henry is listed as a member of the North Carolina Independent Company, a Loyalist Unit:

Muster Roll of Capt. Eli BRANSON's Company of Independent North Carolina Volunteers Attached to the New York Volunteers from 25 August 1783 to ye 24 of October following-

Captain Eli BRANSON
Lieutenant Samuel JONES
Ensign John BLOXHAM Absent with leave
William BRYAN
Moses STARN
William WHITWORTH
Charles MEREDITH
Philip HENRY
Thomas FRANKLIN


--A New Brunswick land grant to one Philip Henry of the New York Volunteers is recorded as follows:

HENRY, PHILIP v. B, page: 41 New Brunswick 0000-00-00 1787-02-20 No 276 ST. JOHN RIVER York County NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS

Although Philip Henry was part of the Independent North Carolina Volunteers, that unit (as indicated above, was attached to the New York unit.

--The JOURNAL OF ALEXANDER CHESNEY, Part II states that in 1782 he met Philip Henry, a loyalist, who had gone to Dublin and had obtained a good position there in the Customs House:

Mr. Campbell introduced me to Philip Henry, also a loyalist, who had obtained a good situation in the Custom-House and by him I was advised to turn my thoughts to obtain something of that kind, as well as to establish a claim for compensation in lieu of property lost or confiscated; but being anxious to see my few remaining relations in the County Antrim, I went thither before I had matured my plans for the future.

A Biographical Sketch of Alexander Chesney written by Phil Norfleet elaborates: "By June 4 he [Alexander Chesney] was in Dublin, where he was introduced to a loyalist, Mr. Philip Henry, who had been exiled with others from South Carolina in June, 1778, and was now an officer in the Customs house at Dublin. Mr. Henry advised Mr. Chesney to seek a position in the revenue service and to file a claim for the losses he had suffered in the American war."


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Research Notes:

• Mentioned in Will: 5 Nov 1759, East Nottingham, Chester Co., Pennsylvania. 45

Click here for images of the original will.

Will Abstract
Prove Date: 3 Apr 1761

Mary Tanner of East Nottingham. Widow of Philip. November 5, 1759. To son Philip Tanner 5 shillings and the Geneva Bible. To son Joseph 5 shillings. To daughter Hannah, wife of William Henry furniture. To daughter in law Elizabeth and her daughter Mary wearing apparel. To son James, wife Mary the same. To daughter Rachel 5 shillings. To grandson Philip Tanner all right and title to my land now rented by his Uncle James at 21. £11.8.3 in John Crosier's hands to daughter Rebecca's children. Remainder to daughter Hannah's children, Philip to have a double portion. I give the middle sized pot for James' eldest daughter Mary and Philip Henry his Bible, the Bible he reads on at school. Executors: Sons Philip and James. Letters to Philip, the other renouncing. Witnesses: John Hathorn, John Hill, Jr., Sarah Best, Patrick Power.

• Deed: 7 Feb 1773, Tryon Co., North Carolina. 7 Feb 1773, Moses Henry of Craven Co., SC, millright, to Philip Henry of Tryon Co., NC for s 5 proc. money . . . 100 A, granted to William Henry 25 Apr 1768, and deeded to sd. Moses by heirship, on both sides of Crowders Creek.

• Refugee: 1782, Dublin, Ireland. This excerpt from JOURNAL OF ALEXANDER CHESNEY, Part II
states that Philip Henry, a loyalist, had gone to Dublin and had obtained a good position there in the Customs House:

I took my passage in a transport called the Lady Susan, John Cumming master, and sailed from Charles Town the 5th April under convoy of the Oresres sloop of war, commanded by Sir Jacob Wheate. The fleet consisted of 52 sail and we had a pleasant passage. My companions were Major Robinson, late of the Cam­den Militia, Major Michael Egan, and Lieutenant James Barber of the Royal Militia. We made Mizen head on the Coast of Ireland the 19th of May [1782] and put into Castlehaven next day in a hard gale of wind. When we landed, we proceeded to Cork by land; I got my baggage landed, bought a horse and proceeded to Dublin accom­panied by Charles Philip Campbell and Soloman Smyth, both from Charles Town; & their society not only beguiled a long and tedious journey but was the means of forming a lasting friendship with Mr. Campbell. We took lodgings together on reaching Dublin, the 4th of June in Peter's row. I had brought a letter of introduction from Col. McMahon to his father and by his advice I drew up a memorial to the Lord Lieutenant stating my services and requesting some situation; but the then Lord-Lieutenant being of the party which was unfavorable to the Americans, I was refused. Mr. Campbell introduced me to Philip Henry, also a loyalist, who had obtained a good situation in the Custom-House and by him I was advised to turn my thoughts to obtain something of that kind, as well as to establish a claim for compensation in lieu of property lost or confiscated; but being anxious to see my few remaining relations in the County Antrim, I went thither before I had matured my plans for the future.

• He served in the military Loyalist on 25 Aug 1783. North Carolina Independent Company

Muster Roll of Capt. Eli BRANSON's Company of Independent North Carolina Volunteers Attached to the New York Volunteers from 25 Agusut 1783 to ye 24 of October following-

Captain Eli BRANSON
Lieutenant Samuel JONES
Ensign John BLOXHAM Absent with leave
William BRYAN
Moses STARN
William WHITWORTH
Charles MEREDITH
Philip HENRY
Thomas FRANKLIN

North Carolina Independent Company . The small group was commanded by Captain Eli Branson, formerly an officer in the North Carolina Provincials of 1776 under Governor Martin. This Company was raised in 1781 during Lord Cornwallis' march through North Carolina on his way to Virginia. The officers and men were captured at Yorktown, and but few survivors eventually exchanged to sit out the rest of the war in New York City. There are no rolls prior to their capture at Yorktown.

Another that actually was raised was commanded by Captain Eli BRANSON, another Moore's Creek Bridge survivor. This unit, probably less than fifty men, was a part of the army under Cornwallis and surrendered at Yorktown. After the exchange of prisoners in 1783 there was but a handful of them left, but they remained an independent company until the final disbandment.


• Land Grant: 20 Feb 1787, New Brunswick, Canada. HENRY, PHILIP v. B, page: 41 New Brunswick 0000-00-00 1787-02-20 No 276 ST. JOHN RIVER York County NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS

• He emigrated in 1789 from New Brunswick, Canada. As described in the following excerpt from the book Crouse Family History (2nd Edition, copyright (c) 1995-2000, Rogue Publishing, Seattle, Washington), Philip Henry joined other loyalists who left North Carolina and moved to New Brunswick, Nova Scotia.
RESETTLEMENT IN THE BRITISH COLONY OF NEW BRUNSWICK
By 1782 the area of North Carolina which Philip [Crouse] called home was controlled by the Revolutionaries. He openly opposed the rebels that promoted the independence of the American Colonies from Britain, and was recognized as a Loyalist sympathizer. Philip [Crouse] and many others were asked to leave North Carolina because of their views. It is important to remember that Loyalists at this time were in political disfavor, but generally they were not bad people, in fact, far from it. Loyalist families played a large part in the early building of a strong foundation for the United States. The only real difference they had was an alternate vision of the future. When they left they took with them desperately needed skills and strong backs. In this aspect they were greatly missed.
Philip [Crouse] saved his money and in 1789 traveled downriver to Charleston, South Carolina, where he booked passage on a ship, and headed for British controlled Saint John, New Brunswick. Undoubtedly, he stopped in New York City before sailing to Saint John in the Bay of Fundy.
Upon arrival he immediately traveled up the St. John River looking for land that he could homestead, attracted by the possibility of obtaining a land grant from the British Crown. After stopping in Fredericton, the New Brunswick capital, he continued upriver on the St. John until he reached the Keswick River, where in early November 1789 he, along with Jacob Ham, Christian Knai, Jacob Knai, and Philip Henry, applied in a formal petition to the British Crown for approximately "200 acres each on unlocated lands on the Madam Keswick above the N.Y. Volunteers." They stated, "That from Loyalty to the best of Sovereigns and attachment to the British Constitution - They left their Native Country North Carolina to seek an asylum in this divining Province."
He had found his way to Keswick Valley, after only about a four week journey from his North Carolina home. The original 1789 Land Grant Petition by Philip and his four fellow North Carolinians was not approved. While Jacob Ham, Christian Knai and Philip Henry, three of the other grant co-applicants, moved on, Philip [Crouse] remained at the site of the original petition, going about the hard work of clearing the land, building a cabin, and establishing a farm. The fourth grant co-applicant, Jacob Knai, acquired a small lot near present-day Burtts Corner, New Brunswick, but by April 1826 he had sold his lot to William Boone and had moved on as well.


• Land Grant Application: 9th Nov 1789, New Brunswick, Canada. Click below to view:
JACOB HAM'S LAND GRANT PETITION, 1789
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PAGE 1.

Memorial of Jacob
Ham & four others
9th Nov 1789
praying 200 acres each on
unlocated lands on the
Madam Keswick above
the N.Y. Volunteers

To have each
a lot of 200 acres
with 6 rods front
in the situation
pointed out

6th Nov 1789.

4th November 1789

PAGE 2.

To His Excellency Thomas
Carleton Esquire - governor &
Com[mander] In Chief, in and over the
Province of New Brunswick
Chancellor & Vice Admiral
of the same &c: &c: &c:



The memorial of Jacob Ham Philip
Crouse Christian Knaw Philip Henry and
Jacob Knaw.

Respectfully therewith

That from Loyalty to the best
of Sovereigns and attachment to the British
Constitution - They left their Native Country
North Carolina to seek an asylum in this
diving [divining] Province

Your memoriality therefore -

Prays that your Excellency in your known
governess [governance] would grant to them respectively
two hundred acres of Land and Forty two roods.

PAGE 3.

Roods front on the Madam Keswick
River - being unlocated lands and above
the settlment of the late New York Volunteers
and they in duty bound which we pray

Jacob Ham
Philip Crouse
Christian Knaw
Philip Henry
Jacob Knaw

St. Marys 8th Novem.. 1789.

• He appeared on the census in 1803 in Franklin Co., Georgia. A Philip Henry appears in tax rolls of Franklin Co., Ga. in 1803. This may or may not be the same Philip Henry, but if so, he would be not too distant from presumed brother William, living in Pendleton Dist., SC in 1800.

Henry, Philip
State:Georgia
Year:1803
County:Franklin
Roll:
Township:Unknown Townships
Page: 17

• Biographical Note:Philip Crouse
The Loyalist Pioneer
Philip was born, about 1760, in the Province of Zeeland in what is now known as the Netherlands. Zeeland is a coastal province which can be found on modern maps nestled in the southwest corner of the country, sharing its southern border with Belgium. When Philip was young, presumably with his parents, he emigrated from Rotterdam to Philadelphia around 1763 to 1768.
The northern colonies were becoming increasingly overcrowded and much of the better land had been settled. To the south was a milder climate and cheaper land, especially inland areas. There were only two ways to travel to the southern colonies in those days, either sailing by ship or by traveling overland on the Great Wagon Road from Philadelphia, through the Shenandoah Valley, over the Blue Ridge and into North Carolina. Philip traveled over this land route, which was more like what we today would call a trail than a road. Philip ended up in Salisbury, North Carolina, as a young teenager. One of the many Great Wagon Road branch trails, once used by buffalo and Indians exclusively, directly passed by the area that is now Gaston County, North Carolina. In Philip's day it was Tryon County in the British Colony of North Carolina. Philip found himself living here on a family farm on Beaverdam Creek just a few miles from present-day Crouse, North Carolina.
Philip as a teenager lived on this farm, probably with his parents. The farm consisted of a house with several farm buildings. Family members were provided their final resting place in the nearby cemetery.
The settlement of Crouse, North Carolina, was established later around 1840, and was named after Dr. William L. Crouse, a physician. Dr. Crouse is not a direct descendant of Philip. It is generally believed that Philip had at least two brothers, John and Peter. John Crouse, the direct ancestor of Dr. William L. Crouse, was a farmer in the Beaverdam Creek and Indian Creek area. He married Sarah Mauney (pronounced moon-knee) and their descendants for successive generations thrived in the Gaston-Lincoln County area. The other brother, Peter Crouse, also lived in the same area and married Anna Carpenter. Some evidence points to his occupation as being a gunsmith. By this time Philip was firmly established as a British subject and he had a second language English, after Dutch, of course.
In the 1770's this area of North Carolina was populated with people who had basically three political views. There were Loyalists, also known as Tories, interested in maintaining British citizenship. There were Revolutionaries, also known as Whigs, interested in forming an independent relationship with Britain, possibly as a loose confederation of colonies. The third political view was held by a large neutral group that really wanted nothing more than to be left alone. They were much more interested in establishing homesteads and raising families than the politics of a revolutionary war. Careful checking of public records of the period show many pioneers' sympathies shifted back and forth between Tory and Whig allegiance as new situations confronted them. Often families were split with brother and brother, or father and son, on opposite political sides. Apparently, this is the case with Philip and his family, or maybe to be more fair, Philip was the politically active one, while the others in the family were more neutral.
When the first shots were fired at Lexington and Concord, it was not at all certain the Revolution would be a success, in fact, far from it. Many Colonists eventually chose sides for varied reasons. Some, like coastal merchants, had valuable economic ties to Britain to protect. Others wanted to stay out of trouble and picked whichever side was perceived to be winning or more popular in the particular area they lived. Many prominent Colonists originally didn't want to be separate from Britain and wished to be treated the same as British citizens living in the British Isles. They actually protested to be treated more like British citizens. Some visionaries saw the advantages of independence from Britain, especially when the Crown established policies that slipped into disrespect and disregard for the Colonists' well-being.
Philip chose to be politically active as a British Loyalist. What motivated our young teenage Philip to be a Loyalist could have been a number of things. Being devout Lutheran, his word was his bond. If at any time he took an oath of loyalty to the British Crown, as often was required, it would be no small event to break his word. Something certainly not to be taken lightly. There was another interesting influence that swept into the life of young and restless Philip: the tireless Loyalist promoters Major Nicholas Welch and Philip's neighbor Colonel John Moore.
BATTLE OF RAMSOUR'S MILL
John Moore had joined the British army and was made lieutenant-colonel of Hamilton's North Carolina Loyalist Regiment. He took an active part in arousing and increasing the Loyalist element in Lincoln County (Lincoln County was formed when Tryon County was split in 1779). Moses Moore, John's father, made his home on Indian Creek, very near where Philip lived. On June 10, 1780, Colonel Moore called a meeting of the Loyalists at his father's residence, where about 40 men gathered. Subsequent to this meeting, he directed those in attendance to meet on June 13th at Derick Ramsour's Mill (located about eight miles from his father's farm in what is now Lincolnton, North Carolina) and to make ready for anticipated Revolutionary confrontations. Emotions, whipped up, ran high in the people of the local area where many had long been loyal to King George. By the time June 13th rolled around over 200 Loyalist men had appeared at Ramsour's Mill, where they commenced grinding grain in anticipation of joining forces with the British in South Carolina. On June 14th they were joined by many more men and by June 19th the number of Loyalists had grown to approximately 1,200. Philip Crouse was, without much doubt, among them.
More than 300 of these 1,200 men did not have weapons. They encamped on a hillside ridge about three hundred yards east of Ramsour's Mill. The ridge had a gentle slope and was open, except for a few trees, for two hundred yards. At the base of the hill, to the south and east, was a glade, the side of which was covered by bushes.
The Revolutionary forces amounted to only about 400 men and were commanded by Colonel Francis Locke. On June 19th, they gathered twelve miles from the Loyalist stronghold. They calculated their best chance of success, considering their lesser numbers, was to mount a surprise attack before their own forces could be detected. So, it was decided they would march all night and surprise the Loyalists at sunrise. It was determined that a surprise attack, in a situation where the Loyalists would be unaware of the Revolutionaries' inferior numbers, should be sufficient to rout them. With about 100 men under Colonel Locke mounted, it was agreed that this force would open the attack. The foot soldiers would follow. Late that evening they marched for Ramsour's Mill.
About a mile from the mill Colonel Locke was met by Adam Reep and his small company of about 20 men. Reep was a noted Revolutionary, although his neighbors were generally loyal to King George. He gave Colonel Locke full account of the Loyalist position. Armed with this knowledge and his men spoiling for a fight, the stage for battle was set as dawn broke on Tuesday, June 20, 1780.
The first contact between forces occurred when the Revolutionary Cavalry came upon and surprised a Loyalist picket placed six hundred yards in an advanced position. The picket fired and retreated to the main camp as the battle escalated. A dense fog covered the area as the Revolutionary horsemen came in from the east. They rode up within 30 steps and opened fire, throwing the Loyalists into confusion. Those Loyalists without weapons retreated to the rear and out of the battle scene. The remaining Loyalists, gripping their senses and seeing only about 100 of the enemy attacking, quickly regrouped and rallied, raining such hot fire that the Revolutionary horsemen retreated back through their infantry. Some of the Revolutionary infantry also retreated and never returned to the battle. The remaining Revolutionary infantry advanced, firing their muskets, then stepping back a few steps to reload. As they prepared for their next round of fire, others stepped forward and spent their ammunition.
The six hundred yard charge toward the hilltop entrenched Loyalists had greatly disorganized the Revolutionary line. Seeing an opening for victory and anxious to take advantage of the Revolutionary forces' disarray, the Loyalist infantry poured down from the hilltop. The Revolutionary forces quickly filled their own gaps, spontaneously reorganized, and the fighting remained fierce for about an hour. The fire was so deadly the Loyalists gradually retreated back to the hilltop, and a little beyond, in an attempt to protect themselves from the onslaught. From the advantage of the elevated position the Loyalists were able to rain bullets on the pursuing Revolutionaries driving them nearly back to the glade, and then once again the Loyalists advanced partway down the hill.
Shielded by a fence the Revolutionaries were able to commence a galling fire on the right flank of the Loyalists, again forcing a retreat back up the hill and then further along the ridge toward the summit to their former position. But now a part of the summit was occupied by the Revolutionaries, and in two instances hand-to-hand battle ensued. Neither side had bayonets, so they struck each other with the butts of their guns. Men often recognized individuals they knew in the opposite camp and, as they battled even instigated heated banter, at times.
There were no uniforms on either side of the conflict, so to tell friend from foe the Loyalists wore green pine twigs in their hats. The Revolutionaries didn't make the most intelligent choice for their identification. They wore a white piece of paper or cloth in their hats so many of their dead where found shot in the head, as the white badge of allegiance provided an excellent long-range bull's-eye target. In some cases, when things looked particularly dicey a combatant cagily took his identification from his hat and slipped away undetected.
The Revolutionaries had the benefit of preplanning their attack and so when the Loyalists were once again exposed on the hillside, they took advantage of their preparedness. Their plan, as executed, was to simultaneously flank the left and right of the Loyalists. With vicious fire from the flanks and pressed from the front, the Loyalist resolve broke and they fled down the backside of the hill toward the mill pond. Many were picked off as they scattered. Preparing for another attack the Revolutionaries, now gathered on the hilltop, could only muster a meager 110 men for further battle - but they were not needed. Unaware of the Revolutionaries' inferior strength and, effective command from Colonel Moore not forthcoming, the Loyalists dispersed.
Seventy or more from both sides died in battle, their bodies strewn over the hill. Of the seventy, about forty were Revolutionaries. Around one hundred of the men on each side were wounded, some of whom later died.
Colonel Moore and about thirty men made their way to the headquarters of his commander Lord Cornwallis. Cornwallis was not impressed by Colonel Moore's actions. Moore was put under arrest and threatened with court-martial for his disobedience of orders leading up to the Battle of Ramsour's Mill. He was finally released.
RESETTLEMENT IN THE BRITISH COLONY OF NEW BRUNSWICK
By 1782 the area of North Carolina which Philip called home was controlled by the Revolutionaries. He openly opposed the rebels that promoted the independence of the American Colonies from Britain, and was recognized as a Loyalist sympathizer. Philip and many others were asked to leave North Carolina because of their views. It is important to remember that Loyalists at this time were in political disfavor, but generally they were not bad people, in fact, far from it. Loyalist families played a large part in the early building of a strong foundation for the United States. The only real difference they had was an alternate vision of the future. When they left they took with them desperately needed skills and strong backs. In this aspect they were greatly missed.
Philip saved his money and in 1789 traveled downriver to Charleston, South Carolina, where he booked passage on a ship, and headed for British controlled Saint John, New Brunswick. Undoubtedly, he stopped in New York City before sailing to Saint John in the Bay of Fundy.
Upon arrival he immediately traveled up the St. John River looking for land that he could homestead, attracted by the possibility of obtaining a land grant from the British Crown. After stopping in Fredericton, the New Brunswick capital, he continued upriver on the St. John until he reached the Keswick River, where in early November 1789 he, along with Jacob Ham, Christian Knai, Jacob Knai, and Philip Henry, applied in a formal petition to the British Crown for approximately "200 acres each on unlocated lands on the Madam Keswick above the N.Y. Volunteers." They stated, "That from Loyalty to the best of Sovereigns and attachment to the British Constitution - They left their Native Country North Carolina to seek an asylum in this divining Province."
He had found his way to Keswick Valley, after only about a four week journey from his North Carolina home. The original 1789 Land Grant Petition by Philip and his four fellow North Carolinians was not approved. While Jacob Ham, Christian Knai and Philip Henry, three of the other grant co-applicants, moved on, Philip remained at the site of the original petition, going about the hard work of clearing the land, building a cabin, and establishing a farm. The fourth grant co-applicant, Jacob Knai, acquired a small lot near present-day Burtts Corner, New Brunswick, but by April 1826 he had sold his lot to William Boone and had moved on as well.
Philip met Sarah Burt, the fourth child of a Connecticut Loyalist family, and they married in 1791. Their first child was born in 1792, while their eighteenth and last child was born in 1817, a span of 25 years. All but two children lived to adulthood. All their children were born on the original farmstead on the Keswick River, below Stone Ridge.
Philip brought to New Brunswick an old Dutch Bible. Many of his grandchildren remembered him reading to them from his Bible. The names and birth dates of sixteen of Philip's eighteen children were written in it.
Philip continued to develop his farmstead, and with the help of his children, planted crops to feed the livestock and for family use. They had cows, horses, sheep, hogs and chickens. Salmon was fished from the Keswick River and cooked fresh or dried. Wild game was hunted, as well.
On the 26 of June, 1811, it was finally official. It had been almost 22 years since Philip first applied for his original 200 acre Crown Land Grant and now legal title to his expanded 400 - acre homestead was finally granted to him by the British Government. He had proven he was a deserving Loyalist, who had homesteaded and improved the property. As with many British Crown Land Grants, the homesteaders had to settle and improve the property before legal title was conveyed by the Crown.
Sadly, in 1823 Philip's wife Sarah died after a short illness. She was laid to rest in the family cemetery next to the farmhouse, on the bank of the Keswick River. Here she rested next to her two children who predeceased her, Polly and Jonas.
Eventually, Philip would marry again, to a woman named Mary, likely a widow herself. Philip and Mary did not have children together.
In 1831 Philip and Sarah's son, Gould, purchased 200 acres of the original British Crown Land Grant from Philip. Philip was about 70 years old at the time. Sometime around 1840 Gould named the community that had grown up around Philip's land grant, New Zealand, in honor of his father's birth place in the Netherlands.
When Philip passed away at the home of his son Benjamin at the venerable age of 96 years old, his obituary read, "He had 18 children, by his wife, and lived to see 196 of his grand children, and 118 of his great grand children. He was much esteemed by all who knew him." Philip was buried alongside his wife Sarah in the Crouse family cemetery.
Source: Crouse Family History, 2nd Edition, copyright (c) 1995-2000, Rogue Publishing, Seattle, Washington.

143-John Henry 31 32 was born about 1751 in Pennsylvania and died after 15 Oct 1780 in North Carolina or South Carolina.

Birth Notes: Estimated date of birth is speculation based on the fact that his receiving from Moses 250A for a nominal 5s could place him second in the birth order of William and Hannah Henry's children.

Death Notes: Said to have died at Kings Mountain, but on October 15, 1780, eight days following the battle, there was a codicil added to his will.

Research Notes:

• Autograph: 24 Dec 1779, Lincoln Co., North Carolina.

Signature from John Henry's will dated December 24, 1779.

• Deed: 13 Feb 1773, Tryon Co., North Carolina. 13 Feb 1773, Moses Henry of Craven Co., SC, millright, to John Henry of Tryon Co., NC for s 5 . . . 250 A, granted to William Henry 22 Dec 1768 and devolved to sd. Moses by heirship.

• Court Records: Jan 1778, Tryon Co., North Carolina. 46 January term 1778: A Bill of Sale from Thomas Bullion to John Henry for a certain bay mare therein mentioned Dated the 27 Day of July 1777. Ord'd to be Registered.

• He signed a will on 24 Dec 1779 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina. 41 JOHN HENDRY, 24 December 1779, no probate date. Brothers Joseph and William Hendry and Moses. My mother and my brothers and sisters. Sister Rebeckah. EXEC. John Robinson. WIT. David Miller, Ruth Miller. Codicil, 15 October 1780.

Click here to view image of original will.

• He served in the military in 1780 in Kings Mountain, Lincoln Co., North Carolina. Brother Joseph's pension application states Moses and John died at King's Mountain.

144-James T. Henry 47 was born about 1752 in Pennsylvania, died on 28 Feb 1841 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina at age 89, and was buried in Long Creek Presbyterian Cemetery, Lincoln Co., North Carolina.

Birth Notes: Based on age at date of death, census info, and pension application, date of birth would likely fall between October 30, 1752 and February 27, 1753.

General Notes: The compiler suspects that the "T" in James T. Henry stands for Tanner, the maiden name of James T. Henry's mother, Hannah Tanner Henry.

Research Notes:

• He was buried on 1841 in Long Creek Presbyterian Cemetery, Lincoln Co., North Carolina.


Inscription:
In memory of
James T. Henry
died 28th Feb. 1841
Aged 89 years

His tombstone is beside that of his wife's mother, Jane (McIntire) Russell

• Deed: 23 Jul 1778, Tryon Co., North Carolina. 48 July term 1778: William Henry to James Henry 335 acres dated 23d July ack'd.

• He served in the military in 1780 in Kings Mountain, York Co., South Carolina. 49 Said to be the youngest brother of Moses who found a Tory horse after the Battle of Kings Mountain and was ordered by his mother to release it. These stories seem less than convincing to the compiler...James was 28 or 29 years old and married when the Battle of Kings Mountain was fought.

• He appeared on the census in 1810 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina. 1-2-1-0-1/1-1-0-0-1/0-0-1-300

• He appeared on the census in 1820 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina. Seems to be part of the John Massey household in this census.

• He appeared on the census in 1830 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina. One male 70-80
One female 60-70

• He filed a pension application Pension #428 on 30 Oct 1832 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina. 50 Abstract: Oct 30 1832 - a resident of Lincoln Co NC, aged 79 years, persuant to Acts of Congress 7 Jun 1832, he testified: Entered Army of the US "in that year" (not given) under Capt. James DUFF, Major WILLIAMS, Col. SUMPTER in SC Continental Line, served 15 months. Battle of Sullivan Island and rec'd written discharge from Gen. SUMPTER 5 mi. from Nelson's Ferry, Tuska (?) Swamp. Also served as volunteer in militia - served under Capt. John BARBER, Col. Thos. NEEL, for term of 3 months. Marched to Cross Creek on Cape Fear River NC. 3 mos. under same Capt. under Col GRAHAM.

• He filed a pension application on 30 Oct 1832 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina. South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research
Vol. II, Fall 1974, No. 4, p.207
WILLIAM HENRY OF HENRY'S KNOB
By Laurence K. Wells

On 30 Oct 1832, James Henry, a resident of Lincoln County, NC, aged 79 years, made is declaration in open court to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress of 7 June 1832 providing pensions to surviving Revolutionary veterans. He stated:

"That he entered the army of the United States in the year (not given) under Capt James Duff, Major Williams, Col Sumpter in the South Carolina Continental line and served fifteen months. He was at the Battle of Sullivan's Island and received a written discharged (sic) from Genl Sumpter about five miles from Nelsons Ferry, Tuska (?) swamp. He also served as a volunteer in the militia service under Capt John Barber, Col Thomas Neel, for the term of three months, and marched to Cross Creek on the Capefear River in North Carolina - and he also served three months under the same Capt in the Regiment of Col Graham. He has lost all his written discharges or had them burned in his house - and has no documentary evidence by which he can prove his services except a certificate dated the 6th of September 1782 which he had taken in order to obtain his standing in the Church of the Presbyterian order and enable him to get his children baptized."

This declaration was signed by with a mark. In spite of its lack o detail and the irrelevance of the church certificate, this application was approved for payment.

On 16 Nov 1845, in Marshall County, Tenn., Elizabeth Henry, a resident, stated that she was the widow of this James Henry and that she was married to him on the 11th day of May 1780, and that her husband, James Henry, died on the 28th day of February 1841. Her declaration also was signed with her mark.

This application for widow's benefits was accompanied by a sworn statement of Jane Wilson of Lincoln County, NC, "an old lady of known respectability," who stated:

"She was well acquainted with James and Elizabeth Henry. That they lived tog ether as man and wife ever since the hear 1790. That she knows this from the fact that she was married herself on the 28th day of January 1796 and that James and Elizabeth Henry had at least five children before she was married. She knows this from the Record of her own marriage which is recorded in her old Family Bible and that the following is a true copy,

John Wilson was married January 28, 1796 Robert Wilson was borned at one o'clock in the morning October 30, 1796

She further states that her husband John Wilson served a prenticeship under the said James Henry at least 18 months and that she herself was not married to him the said John Wilson for some considerable time after he was free from his apprenticeship."

While no place of birth is stated and no place of residence during the Revolution is mentioned, the officers named strongly suggest that this James Henry lived in the area of York Count, SC. It is interesting that in his old age he remembered the Battles of Sullivan's Island and Cross Creek, but not that at Kings Mountain. His reference to Col Graham, however, supports Drapers's account, since there was a Col Graham at Kings Mountain.

• He was contained in a pension record on 25 Jun 1833. 19 JAMES HENRY LINCOLN COUNTY PRIVATE SOUTH CAROLINA CONT'L LINE $70.00 ANNUAL ALLOWANCE $210.00 AMOUNT RECEIVED JUNE 25, 1833 PENSION STARTED AGE 81

• Pension Roll: 1834, Lincoln Co., North Carolina. 21 On the [Lincoln Co., NC] pension roll as late as 1834, more than fifty years after the Revolution, the following is the Lincoln County list of soldiers yet living and drawing pension: Robert Abernathy, Vincent Allen, Christian Arny, Matthew Armstrong, Robert Berry, Jonas Bradshaw, Caspar Bolick, Alexander Brevard, Samuel Caldwell, William Carroll, John Chittim, Michael Cline, Samuel Collins, Martin Coulter, Thomas Costner, George Dameron, Joseph Dixon, Peter Eddlemon, William Elmore, Samuel Espey, James Farewell, Abraham Forney, Robinson Goodwin, Joseph Graham, William Gregory, Nathan Gwaltney, Nicholas Hafner, Simon Hager, John Harman, John Helm, James Henry, James Hill, John Kidd, John Kincaid, Robert Knox, Shadrack Lefcy, Tapley Mahannas, Marmaduke Maples, Samuel Martin, Thomas Mason, William Mayes, William McCarthy, William McLean, Nathan Mendenhall, Alexander Moore, John Moore, William Moore, Jeremiah Mundy, Humphrey Parker, Hiram Pendleton, Jacob Plonk, William Potter, William Rankin, Charlie Regan, Adam Reep, Joshua Roberts, James Robinson, Henry Rumfeldt, Peter Schrum, John Stamey, Bartholomew Thompson, Charles Thompson, Phillip Tillman, Conrad Tippong, Robert Tucker, John Turbyfill, Charles Whit, John Wilfong, Joseph Willis, James Wilkinson, and Elisha Withers.

• He signed a will on 25 May 1836 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina. JAMES HENRY, 25 May 1836, March 1841. Wife Elizabeth. Son James. Son-in-law John Sinclair.Daughter Mary wife of John Massey. My children William, Jane, Hannah, Elizabeth, Matthew, Polly, and Enos. EXEC. Gedion Blackwood, John Falls. WIT. Win. J. Wilson, J. A. Bradley. Book 2 Page 88.

• Research:WILLIAM HENRY OF HENRY'S KNOB
By Laurence K. Wells
Continued from vol. 2, page 120

While the contemporary record has come to light showing a James Henry in the family of the elusive William Henry of Crowder's Creek, who died intestate between 1768 and 1773, it was stated by Lyman Draper, writing in 1881, that Moses Henry, eldest son of that William, had a brother James.

Draper relates an old story that this James Henry, after fighting at the Battle of Kings Mountain, picked up a horse which had belonged to the Tory troops, but his mother, out of fierce anti-English sentiments, would not allow him to keep it on the farm.

There were several James Henrys who lived in the area of York County, SC, and Lincoln County, NC, who might belong to this family. No fewer than three households were headed by a James Henry in the 1790 census of York County. (None of these Jameses was a son of William of Henry's Knob, for his son James was too young at the time.) After sifting such evidence as is extant and accessible, there are two candidates for the assignment of James Henry, son of William of Crowders Creek.

One James was born in 1753, the other in 1736. The story of the mother controlling the matter of whether to keep the horse, for what it is worth, argues somewhat for the younger James. The elder man, however, is well documented as a resident of the neighborhood.

James Henry (1753-1841)
On 30 Oct 1832, James Henry, a resident of Lincoln County, NC, aged 79 years, made is declaration in open court to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress of 7 June 1832 providing pensions to surviving Revolutionary veterans. He stated:
"That he entered the army of the United States in the year (not given) under Capt James Duff, Major Williams, Col Sumpter in the South Carolina Continental line and served fifteen months. He was at the Battle of Sullivan's Island and received a written discharged (sic) from Genl Sumpter about five miles from Nelsons Ferry, Tuska (?) swamp. He also served as a volunteer in the militia service under Capt John Barber, Col Thomas Neel, for the term of three months, and marched to Cross Creek on the Capefear River in North Carolina - and he also served three months under the same Capt in the Regiment of Col Graham. He has lost all his written discharges or had them burned in his house - and has no documentary evidence by which he can prove his services except a certificate dated the 6th of September 1782 which he had taken in order to obtain his standing in the Church of the Presbyterian order and enable him to get his children baptized."
This declaration was signed with a mark. In spite of its lack of detail and the irrelevance of the church certificate, this application was approved for payment.
On 16 Nov 1845, in Marshall County, Tenn., Elizabeth Henry, a resident, stated that she was the widow of this James Henry and that she was married to him on the 11th day of May 1780, and that her husband, James Henry, died on the 28th day of February 1841. Her declaration also was signed with her mark.

This application for widow's benefits was accompanied by a sworn statement of Jane Wilson of Lincoln County, NC, "an old lady of known respectability," who stated:

"She was well acquainted with James and Elizabeth Henry. That they lived together as man and wife ever since the hear 1790. That she knows this from the fact that she was married herself on the 28th day of January 1796 and that James and Elizabeth Henry had at least five children before she was married. She knows this from the Record of her own marriage which is recorded in her old Family Bible and that the following is a true copy,

John Wilson was married January 28, 1796
Robert Wilson was borned at one o'clock in the morning October 30, 1796

She further states that her husband John Wilson served a prenticeship under the said James Henry at least 18 months and that she herself was not married to him the said John Wilson for some considerable time after he was free from his apprenticeship."

While no place of birth is stated and no place of residence during the Revolution is mentioned, the officers named strongly suggest that this James Henry lived in the area of York County, SC. It is interesting that in his old age he remembered the Battles of Sullivan's Island and Cross Creek, but not that at Kings Mountain. His reference to Col Graham, however, supports Drapers's account, since there was a Col Graham at Kings Mountain.

James Henry (1763-1812)
In Bethany Associate Reformed Presbyterian Churchyard, but in a plot separate from that of the Henry's Knob family, these tombstones are still standing:
Sacred to the memory of James Henry, sen, who departed this life January 20th, 1812, aged 76 years.

In memory of Mary Henry, who departed this life July 1st, 1853, in the 83rd year of her age.

Their two surviving daughters and their son-in-law William McGill are buried in the same plot. On his tombstone and other records this James Henry is styled senior to distinguish him from James of the Henry's Knob family.

James Henry, Henrey, or Hendry purchased from Robert Tate, on 15 and 16 Oct 1765, 350 acres of land on Crowders Creek. Located in the Mecklenburg County, NC, at the time of the sale, this land later fell into Tryon County, NC and finally into York County, SC. During the years he was a resident of Tryon County, James Henry served several times as a juror in the County Court and in the District Court in Salisbury.

This James Henry was also a Soldier of the Revolution. In the "Account Audited filed under his name, there is a faded affidavit dated in 1786, marked "York County," and bearing a signature definitely similar to that on his Will. Also in the Revolutionary file is another affidavit, which might pertain to another James Henry, which indicates service as quartermaster in Brandon's Regiment before the fall of Charleston.

Unlike his neighbor William of Henry's Knob, James Henry seems to have remained on his earliest known plantation on Crowder's Creek. In the York County 1790 census, he was listed near Jas Craford, Alexander Henry, and Henry Wright, known residents of the area. He enlarged his plantation at least twice. On 3 Dec 1798, James Henry Senior received by grant from the State of South Carolina fifty four acres surveyed for him the 11th day of July 1798 situated in the District of Pinckney, York County, on the branch Waters of Crowders Creek of Cataba River, bounded by a line running S.W. by McArthurs land N.W. by James Henry Land, N.E. by Alexander Henrys Land, S.E. by Dicksons Land.

On 9 Aug 1799, James Henry of York County, SC, purchased from William Henry of Lincoln County, NC, for $20.00 75 acres of land on bush fork of Crowders Creek, beginning at a corner of his old survey and McCarter's corner, part of a tract patented by the said William Henry on 4 June 1798.

• Biographical Note: 16 Nov 1845, Marshall Co, Tennessee. South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research
Vol. II, Fall 1974, No. 4, p.207-208
WILLIAM HENRY OF HENRY'S KNOB
By Laurence K. Wells

On 16 Nov 1845, in Marshall County, Tenn., Elizabeth Henry, a resident, stated that she was the widow of this James Henry and that she was married to him on the 11th day of May 1780, and that her husband, James Henry, died on the 28th day of February 1841. Her declaration also was signed with her mark.

This application for widow's benefits was accompanied by a sworn statement of Jane Wilson of Lincoln County, NC, "an old lady of known respectability," who stated:

"She was well acquainted with James and Elizabeth Henry. That they lived tog ether as man and wife ever since the hear 1790. That she knows this from the fact that she was married herself on the 28th day of January 1796 and that James and Elizabeth Henry had at least five children before she was married. She knows this from the Record of her own marriage which is recorded in her old Family Bible and that the following is a true copy,

John Wilson was married January 28, 1796 Robert Wilson was borned at one o'clock in the morning October 30, 1796

She further states that her husband John Wilson served a prenticeship under the said James Henry at least 18 months and that she herself was not married to him the said John Wilson for some considerable time after he was free from his apprenticeship."

While no place of birth is stated and no place of residence during the Revolution is mentioned, the officers named strongly suggest that this James Henry lived in the area of York Count, SC. It is interesting that in his old age he remembered the Battles of Sullivan's Island and Cross Creek, but not that at Kings Mountain. His reference to Col Graham, however, supports Drapers's account, since there was a Col Graham at Kings Mountain.

James married Elizabeth Russell , daughter of Mathew Russell and Jane McIntire , on 11 May 1780 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina.44 Elizabeth was born about 1763 and died after 16 Nov 1845 in Marshall Co., Tennessee. They had nine children: William, Jane McIntire, Hannah, James, Elizabeth, Mathew, Mary "Polly," Enos , and Resign .

General Notes: From Jeri Steele, WorldConnect 1

Sources:
Title: Russell Register Newsletter
Abbrev: Fam Russell Pub Russell Newsle
Publication: Out of Print?
Note: Number: 826
Page: Pg 1244, RR9.3-722

Research Notes:

• Biographical Note: 16 Nov 1845, Marshall Co, Tennessee. South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research
Vol. II, Fall 1974, No. 4, p.207-208
WILLIAM HENRY OF HENRY'S KNOB
By Laurence K. Wells

On 16 Nov 1845, in Marshall County, Tenn., Elizabeth Henry, a resident, stated that she was the widow of this James Henry and that she was married to him on the 11th day of May 1780, and that her husband, James Henry, died on the 28th day of February 1841. Her declaration also was signed with her mark.

This application for widow's benefits was accompanied by a sworn statement of Jane Wilson of Lincoln County, NC, "an old lady of known respectability," who stated:

"She was well acquainted with James and Elizabeth Henry. That they lived tog ether as man and wife ever since the hear 1790. That she knows this from the fact that she was married herself on the 28th day of January 1796 and that James and Elizabeth Henry had at least five children before she was married. She knows this from the Record of her own marriage which is recorded in her old Family Bible and that the following is a true copy,

John Wilson was married January 28, 1796 Robert Wilson was borned at one o'clock in the morning October 30, 1796

She further states that her husband John Wilson served a prenticeship under the said James Henry at least 18 months and that she herself was not married to him the said John Wilson for some considerable time after he was free from his apprenticeship."

While no place of birth is stated and no place of residence during the Revolution is mentioned, the officers named strongly suggest that this James Henry lived in the area of York Count, SC. It is interesting that in his old age he remembered the Battles of Sullivan's Island and Cross Creek, but not that at Kings Mountain. His reference to Col Graham, however, supports Drapers's account, since there was a Col Graham at Kings Mountain.

1441-William Henry was born on 4 Apr 1781 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina.

Research Notes:

• Marriage: Possible. Bride: Mary Pannel
Groom: William Henry
Bond Date: 16 Jan 1805
County: Lincoln
Record #: 01 060
Bondsman: James Wells
Bond #: 000073172

1442-Jane McIntire Henry was born on 20 May 1782 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina.

General Notes: Possible Marriage:
Groom: Edward Byars
Bride: Jane Henry Bond
Date: 27 Feb 1812 Bond #: 000071452
Level Info: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
ImageNum: 003593
County: Lincoln
Record #: 01 025
Bondsman: Wm. J. Wilson
Witness: Lwn Henderson

1443-Hannah Henry was born on 20 Jan 1783 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina.

1444-James Henry was born on 21 Mar 1788 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina and died before 1836.

1445-Elizabeth Henry was born on 2 Mar 1790 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina.

General Notes: Possible Marriage:
North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
Groom: Edward B Dameron
Bride: Elizabeth Henry Bond
Date: 20 Sep 1819
Bond #: 000072015
ImageNum: 003593
County: Lincoln Record #: 01 036
Bondsman: Edward Boyd
Witness: V. McBee

1446-Mathew Henry was born on 6 Apr 1792 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina.

1447-Mary "Polly" Henry was born on 29 Aug 1794 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina.

Mary married John Massey , son of Drury Massey and Unknown .

1448-Enos Henry was born on 9 Sep 1796 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina.

1449-Resign Henry 51 was born on 15 Aug 1800 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina, died in 1881 in Lutts, Wayne Co., Tennessee at age 81, and was buried in Sinclair Homeplace, Lutts, Wayne Co., Tennessee.

Resign married John Sinclair , son of Samuel Sinclair and Rebecca Barrett , on 5 Jun 1821 in Gaston Co., North Carolina.15 John was born about 1790 in Ireland and died in 1848 in Wayne Co., Tennessee at age 58. They had ten children: Eliza Jane, Margaret, John, Rebecca, Mary, Samuel H., Emily Resign, Harvey Johnson, William A. , and Samuel .

Research Notes:

• Photo:

Resign Henry Sinclair and John Sinclair

General Notes: Weaver of linen. Grew his own flax.

14491-Eliza Jane Sinclair 51 was born in 1822 in Kings Mountain, North Carolina and died in 1916 at age 94.

Eliza married Loreza Dow Johnson , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

14492-Margaret Sinclair 51 was born in 1829 in Kings Mountain, North Carolina and died in 1900 at age 71.

Margaret married Christopher Columbus Cook , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

14493-John Sinclair 51 was born in 1831 in Kings Mountain, North Carolina.

John married Mary E. Stockard , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

14494-Rebecca Sinclair 51 was born in 1832 in Kings Mountain, North Carolina and died in 1907 at age 75.

Rebecca married Rev James T. White , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

14495-Mary Sinclair 51 was born in 1835.

14496-Samuel H. Sinclair 51 was born in 1838.

14497-Emily Resign Sinclair 51 was born in 1841.

14498-Harvey Johnson Sinclair 51 was born in 1845.

14499-William A. Sinclair 51 was born in 1822 in Kings Mountain, North Carolina.

William married Nancy Catherine Price , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, in 1843 in Wayne Co., Tennessee. Nancy was born on 3 May 1827 in Waterloo, Alabama and died in 1909 at age 82. They had seven children: Katharine Jane, Benjamin P., Nancy Margaret, John, Eliza R., Arthur F. , and William B. .

1449A-Samuel Sinclair 51 was born in 1827 in Kings Mountain, North Carolina and died in 1828 in Kings Mountain, North Carolina at age 1.

145-Hannah Henry 52 53 was born about 1753 in Pennsylvania 52 and died in May 1850 in Wayne Co., Kentucky 52 53 at age 97.

Research Notes:

• She appeared on the census in 1810 in Wayne Co., Kentucky. 1-2-1-0-1/1-1-1-0-1. Next door is Hannah Henry Hamilton's brother, Joseph Henry.

• Letter: 18 Jul 1830, Wayne Co., Kentucky. [Transcription of original by Edna Stockton, courtesy of Robert Strong]

Kentucky State Wayne County July 18 the ___ 1830. Dear children I gladly embrace this opportunity of writeing to you to let you know that I enjoy but a low degree of health at presant but I have great reason to thank god that I am no worse for I have had a long and a serious spell of affliction of about nine or ten weeks continuance but I have got about again a little and I favorably hope that if this few lines sould fall into your hands they may find you all well. after the conversation that you and your wife had I had dispared of James t. hickmons comeing to take care of me for I was here a long and lonesome time before they came but when they cold not prevail with me to brake up house keeping for pittys sake in my affliction they moved here a while but I do not know how long they will stay, perhaps as long as I live for the time of my departure appears to be near at hand but they do not appear to be satisfyed for they want to go to some new country where they can get land of there own but they hate to go and leave me alone. I thought a little hard of my son that I sot so much store by leaving me entirely alone. they also thought harde of my not dividing more with you which I would have done to the utmost of my power with ___trict tittle you left but as for the money which was coming for Coson you thought I cold have got it but I have not got it yet, for I have not ben able to see to my affairs. as for Polly Francis her talking hurt of me behind my back which I did not deserve and I thought that hannah put polly forth at the head of everything and made ___ than welcome and then laid the blame on James which displeased me very much and I have never seen onwell day since that time. Hannah and hur children all ways felt near and dear to me and she was allways good to me while she lived with me and made out. She cold not stay away from me one night to go abroad any place, yet was the cause of leaving me alone for good and took off them little children which I thought so much of and never let me tell them my last and long farewell but these things are all past and gone and childrine's ingratitutude to parrents cannot wean there affections from them. therefore I want to hear from you often what little time I am in the world and sincerley wish you to do well for both for soul and body and amidst all your worly persuits remember you are born to die and after death we must all come to judgment and as my last advice is to you allways keep your minds upon the one thing needful. I do not expect ever to see you any more till the morning of the resurection. So no more at presant but remain your poor broken hearted [but] affectionate Mother until death.
Hannah Hamilton
farewell"

• Letter: 25 Jun 1832, Wayne Co., Kentucky. [Transcription of original by Edna Stockton, courtesy of Robert Strong]

June the 25 18 & 32.

Dear Son and daughter it is with pleasure i imbrace this oportunity of writing to you to let you know i am still alive yet on land Amongst the living through the mercy of god but i am very weakly in body and often times distrest in mind to think of my children being scattered about over the world where i can not see them nor often hear from them. it gave me much satisfaction to hear you were all well and i hope theas liens will find you all injoying the same state of helth. i understand you have not made a purchase of land of your own but are still living on a Congress purchase yet. my feeble advice would be to you to purchase land as quick as posable you can if you intend to make that part of the world your abiding home while you stay in it for old age and affliction will come on you as it has on your poor old mother and perhaps you will not be able to open a plantation in the woods. but in the midst of all your deficulties and troubles remember this is not your home and let us be found living as we would wish to be found when we come to die that we may meet where parting will be no more. _____ (next line of copy of off the page) . . . bad and to see my little grandchildren. I have been looking for my son James(?) to come and see mee but i dispair of ever seeing him in time unless he would come shortly. time and oportunity would fail me to tell you of the many scenes(?) of affliction i have under gone since i seen you but i think my sorrows and troubles in this world is nearly at an end. i need not say anything about the tiems inquire of the _____ of this letter. pleas write mee any chance you have and let me know how you are a-coming on. So no more at preseant but remains your tender and affectionate mother untill death. hannah hamilton to James and hannah hamilton

• She filed a pension application on 28 Mar 1839 in Wayne Co., Kentucky. [Transcription of original by Robert Strong]

On this the 28th day of March 1839 Personally appeared before me William J. Heardin a Justice of the peace for the County of Wayne and State aforesaid Hannah Hamilton a resident of the County of Wayne and State of Kentucky aged Eighty five years [65 years per Bork], who being first duly sworn according to law doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed July 4, 1836. That she is the widow of Charles Hamilton who volunteered in the year Seventeen hundred and Seventy Six in the County of Lincoln in the State of North Carolina for the term of Eighteen months and served as an orderly Sergent in the revolution under Lieutenant George Duff and Captain James Duff and while performing this tour of Eighteen months duty under said officers he was in the Battle of Sullivans Island, during this whole tour of Eighteen months he held the office of orderly Sergent under the above named officers but what regiment the Company of Captain James Duff belonged to this declarant does not now recollect. she was not at this time married to the said Hamilton but lived in the same neighborhood. Nor does she now recollect any other battles he the said Hamilton was in during this Eighteen months tour. She further declares that after her marriage to the said Hamilton, that her Husband seemed to be nearly or quite half his time out in the army either after the tories or the British. She recollects well of his being in the Battle of Ramsours in North Carolina. he at this time marched under Captain Malcolm Henry and Col John Barbour. in this tour of duty the declarant does not think he the said Hamilton was out very long, but he was so frequently out on skirmishes that she cannot now well recollect how long he served in each tour but the declarant recollects perfectly well of her husband the aforesaid Hamilton being under Captains Malcolm Henry & Colonel John Barbour at the Battle of Kings Mountain. the declarant recollects well meeting her Husband the aforesaid Hamilton on the next day after the Battle within one mile of the Battle ground and found her husband had received a Slight wound while in said Battle, the declarant lost two Brothers in this Battle. She further declares she was married to the said Charles Hamilton in Lincoln County in the state of North Carolina by Alexander Gililand Esqr. a Magistrate in the month of December Seventeen Hundred and Seventy Seven (1777). That her Husband the aforesaid Charles Hamilton died on the twenty fourth day of November Eighteen hundred Eighteen and that she has remained a widow ever since that period. And she further declares the aforesaid Charles Hamilton received his discharge for his Eighteen months tour which discharge she has frequently seen (she also recollects of). She further declares she knows of no record of her marriage or of the age of her children. She further declares that her Husband the aforesaid Charles Hamilton made out a declaration for a pension in the year of Eighteen hundred & Eighteen and handed it to a Colonel Qualls then a member of Congress from the State of Kentucky which declaration and proof she presumes was handed by said Qualls to the war department but whether they were ever acted on or not she has never heard as her husband died before Mr. Qualls's return from Washington City.
Hannah (her X mark) Hamilton

• Deed: 23 Sep 1841, Wayne Co., Kentucky. This Indenture made and entered into this 23(?) of September, 1841between Haannah Hamilton of the State of Kentucky and County of Wayne of the one part and Joseph H. Hamilton of the County & State aforesaid of the other part witnesseth that the Said Hannah Hamilton for and iu consideration of theSum of thirty dollars to her in hand paid the receipt of which is hereby page 470 acknowledged the said Hannah Hamilton hath sold and conveyed and by these presents doth sell and convey unto the said Joseph H. Hamilton a certaintract and parcel of land as her interest in the said tract of land constitutingfive shears conveyed to her by power of attorney with her own part also lyingand being situated in Wayne County & State aforedaid On the waters of Hannonscreek containing one hundred & fifteen acres and bounded as follows to wit.Beginnig at a dogwood & black oak, thence N 45 E 86 poles to a gum & hickory,thence N70 E 120 poles to a black oak, thence S 20 E 64 poles to a double white oak, thence S 20 W 140 poles to two black oaks & whie oak thence to a straightline to the beginning withg its appurtenances to have and to hold theaforesaid interest in said tract of land with its appurtenances the said HannahHamilton doth covenant and agree with -----the aforesaid Joseph H. Hamilton thatshe will warrant and defend the title of the same fron the claim or claims ofall persons whomsoever.

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my name and affix my seal theday and year first written. Hannah Hamilton (her mark and seal) Witnesss: W. H. Benny
W. W. Carter State of Kentucky Wayne County Court ---

I Wiley Sankford deputy clerk for William Simpson clerk of the countycourt for the court for the county afsd do certify that this deed of conveyance from Hannah Hamilton to Joseph H. Hamilton was on 24th day of September 1841 proven before me in my office by the oath of William H. Benny & Wm. W. Carter the two subscribing witnesses thereto intheir proper persons to be the act & deed of the said Hannah Hamilton-whereupon the said deed together with this certificate has been duly recorded in myoffice. Given under my hand this 15th day of July 1845. Wiley Sankford deputy for W. Simpson, clk.

• Research Notes: 1. Census: 1810, Wayne Co., KY. 334

Household of Charles Hamilton: Presumably the female age 45+
2. Tax List: 1819, Wayne Co., KY. 329

District 2 (Lower): Hamilton, Hannah; 115 acres, H.C. and 50 acres, Br C; total value, $330.
3. Census: 1820, Wayne Co., KY. 317

Mrs. Hannah Hamilton: 001110-01001
4. Tax List: 1820-1829, Wayne Co., KY. 305 ,329

1820, District 1 (Lower): Hamilton, Hannah; 115 acres, Harmon; 50 acres, Beaver; 1 horse/mare; total value, $310.

1821, District 2 (Lower): Hannah not listed; James Hamilton listed for land previously taxed to Hannah (and before her to Charles).

1822, District 2 (Lower): Hannah not listed and can't identify to whom the land which Charles owned at death was taxed. [But there is an entry that seems to indicate Hannah may have purchased 50 acres of vacant land and owed $8.33 to the State on account of this sale. See 1824 land grant.]

1823, District 1 (Lower): Hamilton, Hannah; 165 acres, Harmon's Cr; 1 horse/mare; total value, $300.

1824, District 2 (Lower): Hamilton, Hannah; 115 acres and 50 acres, BC; 1 horse/mare; total value, $500.

1825, District 1 (Lower): Hamilton, Hannah; 117 acres and 50 acres, BC; 1 horse/mare; total value, $610.

1826, Capt. Wm Thomas' Company: Hamilton, Hannah; 117 acres, 50 acres and 50 acres, B.C.; total value, $621.

1827, Capt. Elisha Franklin's Company: Hamilton, Hannah; 115 acres and 50 acres, BC; 2 horses/mares; total value, $390.

1828: Hamilton, Hannah; 115 acres and 50 acres, H.C.; 2 horses/mares; total value, $435.50.

1829: Hamilton, Hannah; 115 acres, H.C.; 50 acres, B.C.; 2 horses/mares; total value, $400.
5. Deed: 1821, Wayne Co., KY. 339

Dated 29 Oct 1821, Recorded 4 Apr 1822, Bk C:318
Hannah Hambleton, John Hambleton and Ellender his wife, Andrew Hambleton and Elizabeth his wife, Joseph Hambleton and Nancy his wife, Dolly Hambleton, Joshua Hambleton [sic] and Hannah his wife, Abner Jones and Rebecca his wife, John Williams and Nancy his wife, James Lair and Sally his wife, Samuel Allen and Polly his wife, all of Wayne, to Elisha Franklin, Samuel Collett, Thomas Simpson, William Lockett and John Kelly, Trustees of The Methodist Episcopal Church, $200 for a tract on Beaver Creek being part of survey of 117 acres entered in name of Charles Hambleton, including the Meeting House known by name of Bethel Meeting House, forever on Trust for the members of the Methodist Episcopal Church to preach or expound God's most Holy Word therein. /s/ Hannah Hambleton, James Lair, Sally Lair, John Hambleton, Elender Hambleton, Joshua Whitaker, Hannah Whitaker, Samuel Allin, Polly Allin, Abner Jones, Rebecca Jones, James Hambleton, Dolly Hambleton, Andrew Hambleton, John Williams, Joseph Hambleton, Nancy Hambleton, Nancy Williams. Wit: George Lair, John Morrow, Robert Calhoon.

[This deed by the heirs of Charles Hamilton, Dec'd, provides nearly a complete listing of the children of Charles and Hannah and their respective spouses. Missing are William, then deceased, and Charles H., then a minor.]
6. Land Grant: 1824, Wayne Co., KY. 307

Hamilton, Chas Heirs; 50 acres on B___ Cr; surveyed 28 Jan 1824; Bk 17.

[This Land Grant must have been applied for when Charles was still alive and finalized after his death. I suspect this is the reason the 1822 tax list shows Hannah owing the State $8.33 for 50 acres and explains the extra 50 acres taxed to Hannah in 1826.]
7. Court: 1829, Wayne Co., KY. 386

Nov Court 1829
"The Court doth allow unto Hannah Hamilton the sum of $35 as a compensation for keeping old Bowsan a Negro man in the County from this time until the next Novem. Court. Whereupon the said Hannah Hamilton came personally into Court and entered into & acknowledged Bond in the penalty of $70 with James Lear her Security conditioned for the faithful performance of her duty towards keeping & supporting said Bowsan."

[See Events for Elisha Franklin, who cared for Bowsan/Boson in 1820. It is apparent that Wayne County had a safety net for its residents, regardless of race. Hannah would have been about age 76 in 1829 and at that time must have been considered able enough to take care of Bowsan/Boson. But see subsequent letter by Hannah dated 18 Jul 1830.]
8. Census: 1830, Wayne Co., KY. 387

Household of Taylor Hickman: Presumably the female age 60-70.

[Although Hickman is listed as head of household, James and Dolly appear to have lived with Hannah on her property, for it was she who appeared on the 1830 tax list. See Hannah's letter of 18 July 1830 for confirmation.]
9. Letter: 1830, Wayne Co., KY. 388

The following letter was transcribed by Edna Stockton. On 10 Feb 1968, Edna wrote on the transcription, "This is a copy of a letter written by Hannah Hamilton to her son James Henry Hamilton and his wife Hannah (Francis) Hamilton. The Polly Francis she mentioned was possibly Hannah's sister who was married in Indiana 1/9/1830 to William Lipsey" Although I defer to Edna's reading of Hannah's handwriting, in a few instances where Edna had trouble, I offer my own reading in brackets.

"Kentucky State Wayne County July 18 the ___ 1830. [My reading is that the letter was written July 18 thru 21] Dear children I gladly embrace this opportunity of writeing to you to let you know that I enjoy but a low degree of health at presant but I have great reason to thank god that I am no worse for I have had a long and a serious spell of affliction of about nine or ten weeks continuance but I have got about again a little and I favorably hope that if this few lines sould fall into your hands they may find you all well. after the conversation that you and your wife had I had dispared of James t. hickmons comeing to take care of me for I was here a long and lonesome time before they came but when they cold not prevail with me to brake up house keeping for pittys sake in my affliction they moved here a while but I do not know how long they will stay, perhaps as long as I live for the time of my departure appears to be near at hand but they do not appear to be satisfyed for they want to go to some new country where they can get land of there own but they hate to go and leave me alone. I thought a little hard of my son that I sot so much store by leaving me entirely alone. they also thought harde of my not dividing more with you which I would have done to the utmost of my power with ___trict tittle you left but as for the money which was coming for Coson you thought I cold have got it but I have not got it yet, for I have not ben able to see to my affairs. as for Polly Francis her talking hurt of me behind my back which I did not deserve and I thought that hannah put polly forth at the head of everything and made ___ than welcome and then laid the blame on James which displeased me very much and I have never seen onwell day since that time. Hannah and hur children all ways felt near and dear to me and she was allways good to me while she lived with me and made out. She cold not stay away from me one night to go abroad any place, yet was the cause of leaving me alone for good and took off them little children which I thought so much of and never let me tell them my last and long farewell but these things are all past and gone and childrine's ingratitutude to parrents cannot wean there affections from them. therefore I want to hear from you often what little time I am in the world and sincerley wish you to do well for both for soul and body and amidst all your worly persuits remember you are born to die and after death we must all come to judgment and as my last advice is to you allways keep your minds upon the one thing needful. I do not expect ever to see you any more till the morning of the resurection. So no more at presant but remain your poor broken hearted _____ [Mo but] affectionate Mother until death.
Hannah Hamilton
farewell"

[This letter confirms that Hannah was enumerated in the 1830 household of Taylor Hickman, although it should have been the other way around. "Cosun" is undoubtably Boson/Bowsan, the ward of the County who was placed in her care in 1829. See 1829 Court Order.]
10. Letter: 1832, Wayne Co., KY. 389

The following letter, written by Hannah Hamilton to James Henry Hamilton and his wife Hannah in Indiana, was transcribed by Edna Stockton on 10 Feb 1968. At that time, Edna thought that Hannah may have died shortly after this letter was written and before Polly Allen's letter, which she thought was dated 3 Jan 1833. Thereafter, Edna learned of the 1850 Kentucky Mortality Schedules, which show Hannah died in 1850. She then determined that Polly Allen's letter was dated 1853, which is corroborated by other evidence as well. [Although I have a copy of the original letter, I defer to Edna's reading of the letter since she was working with the original.]

"June the 25 18 & 32.
Dear Son and daughter it is with pleasure i imbrace this oportunity of writing to you to let you know i am still alive yet on land Amongst the living through the mercy of god but i am very weakly in body and often times distrest in mind to think of my children being scattered about over the world where i can not see them nor often hear from them. it gave me much satisfaction to hear you were all well and i hope theas liens will find you all injoying the same state of helth. i understand you have not made a purchase of land of your own but are still living on a Congress purchase yet. my feeble advice would be to you to purchase land as quick as posable you can if you intend to make that part of the world your abiding home while you stay in it for old age and affliction will come on you as it has on your poor old mother and perhaps you will not be able to open a plantation in the woods. but in the midst of all your deficulties and troubles remember this is not your home and let us be found living as we would wish to be found when we come to die that we may meet where parting will be no more. _____ (next line of copy of off the page) . . . bad and to see my little grandchildren. I have been looking for my son James(?) to come and see mee but i dispair of ever seeing him in time unless he would come shortly. time and oportunity would fail me to tell you of the many scenes(?) of affliction i have under gone since i seen you but i think my sorrows and troubles in this world is nearly at an end. i need not say anything about the tiems inquire of the _____ of this letter. pleas write mee any chance you have and let me know how you are a-coming on. So no more at preseant but remains your tender and affectionate mother untill death. hannah hamilton to James and hannah hamilton."

[Since Hannah lived until 1850, she must have recovered from the spell of bad health she was having. Hopefully, she had many good years until she again became ill and was bed-ridden for the last years of her life. See the 1853 letter written by Polly Allen at her Events.]
11. Tax List: 1830-1839, Wayne Co., KY. 305

1830: Hamilton, Hannah; 115 acres and 50 acres, B.C.; 2 horses/mares; total value, $405.

1831-1832: Tax Lists missing.

1833: Hamilton, Hannah; 50 acres and 115 acres, HC; 1 horse/mare; total value, $205.

1834-1839: No listings for Hannah found.
12. Military Pension Application: 1839, Wayne Co., KY. 344 ,373

While this application has been summarized by Bork, the following is my transcription of Hannah's affidavit from a copy of the original, with one significant difference from Bork's summary noted in brackets:

"On this the 28th day of March 1839 Personally appeared before me William J. Heardin a Justice of the peace for the County of Wayne and State aforesaid Hannah Hamilton a resident of the County of Wayne and State of Kentucky aged Eighty five years [65 years per Bork], who being first duly sworn according to law doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed July 4, 1836. That she is the widow of Charles Hamilton who volunteered in the year Seventeen hundred and Seventy Six in the County of Lincoln in the State of North Carolina for the term of Eighteen months and served as an orderly Sergent in the revolution under Lieutenant George Duff and Captain James Duff and while performing this tour of Eighteen months duty under said officers he was in the Battle of Sullivans Island, during this whole tour of Eighteen months he held the office of orderly Sergent under the above named officers but what regiment the Company of Captain James Duff belonged to this declarant does not now recollect. she was not at this time married to the said Hamilton but lived in the same neighborhood. Nor does she now recollect any other battles he the said Hamilton was in during this Eighteen months tour. She further declares that after her marriage to the said Hamilton, that her Husband seemed to be nearly or quite half his time out in the army either after the tories or the British. She recollects well of his being in the Battle of Ramsours in North Carolina. he at this time marched under Captain Malcolm Henry and Col John Barbour. in this tour of duty the declarant does not think he the said Hamilton was out very long, but he was so frequently out on skirmishes that she cannot now well recollect how long he served in each tour but the declarant recollects perfectly well of her husband the aforesaid Hamilton being under Captains Malcolm Henry & Colonel John Barbour at the Battle of Kings Mountain. the declarant recollects well meeting her Husband the aforesaid Hamilton on the next day after the Battle within one mile of the Battle ground and found her husband had received a Slight wound while in said Battle, the declarant lost two Brothers in this Battle. She further declares she was married to the said Charles Hamilton in Lincoln County in the state of North Carolina by Alexander Gililand Esqr. a Magistrate in the month of December Seventeen Hundred and Seventy Seven (1777). That her Husband the aforesaid Charles Hamilton died on the twenty fourth day of November Eighteen hundred Eighteen and that she has remained a widow ever since that period. And she further declares the aforesaid Charles Hamilton received his discharge for his Eighteen months tour which discharge she has frequently seen (she also recollects of). She further declares she knows of no record of her marriage or of the age of her children. She further declares that her Husband the aforesaid Charles Hamilton made out a declaration for a pension in the year of Eighteen hundred & Eighteen and handed it to a Colonel Qualls then a member of Congress from the State of Kentucky which declaration and proof she presumes was handed by said Qualls to the war department but whether they were ever acted on or not she has never heard as her husband died before Mr. Qualls's return from Washington City. Hannah (her X mark) Hamilton"

Bork's summary includes other depositions as well:

Deposition of Mrs. Mary Henry, resident of Monroe County, Indiana, taken at the house of Mrs. Sally Lair of Wayne County, Kentucky. Mary would appear to be the widow of Joseph Henry, Hannah's brother. Per Bork: "Mrs. Henry, age 77 years, states that she has seen and heard and read the declaration of Mrs. Hannah Hamilton and deposition of Joseph Hamilton, and states that they both contain the truth. States that she was in the neighborhood at the time of the marriage of Charles Hamilton and Hannah Henry, now Hannah Hamilton -- said marriage took place in Lincoln County, North Carolina in the later part of 1777 and has been acquainted with her from that day until the present time and believes the age of the children, as stated in the deposition of Joseph H. Hamilton to be entirely correct."

Deposition of Joseph Hamilton of Wayne Co., KY, taken at Mrs. Sally Lear's house. [See Events for Joseph Hamilton.]

An earlier declaration by Hannah Hamilton in 1836: Per Bork: "that her husband served under Capt. John Barber, commanded by Col. Williams and was in the BATTLE OF SULLIVANS ISLAND, KINGS MOUNTAIN, EUTAW SPRINGS, and HANGING ROCK."

Deposition of Samuel Allen. [See Events for Samuel Allen.]

Deposition of Mary Allen. [See Events for Mary Hamilton Allen.]

Letter from Thomas Green of Richmond in 1845. Per Bork: "states that the ages of the children are proved, one of them being born in 1778."

Deposition of John Parmley of Wayne County in 1845. Per Bork: "states he frequently saw said Charles Hamilton during the Revolutionary War, in the service and knows that he enlisted from Lincoln County, N.C. and that he was well acquainted with Col. Williams, under whom Hamilton served and states that after he, the said John Parmley, served out his nine months, that Charles Hamilton remained in the service until the War closed, and that during the war or at that time, he was with him. States that after Hamilton came to Wayne Co., Ky., he heard him speak of being in the Battle of Kings Mountain, Hanging Rock, Eutaw Springs and at Camden, when Gates was defeated and at the Guilford Battle."

Letter dated March 1845 from the Clerk's Office of Lincoln Co., NC. Per Bork: "states that he cannot find the record of Charles and Hannah Hamilton in his office . . ." The letter goes on to note several county changes and formations, seemingly indicating the records might be elsewhere.

[It seems likely from the dates of the above referenced items that this pension application was probably supplemented whenever it was rejected. The only rejection that I have seen appears in the database of American Revolutionary War Rejected Pensions at Ancestry.com. There, an undated entry shows that the application of Hannah Hamilton, widow of Charles, of Wayne Co., KY, was rejected because she was "not a widow at the date of the act -- died before August 23, 1842." Perplexing, given the known facts.]
13. Census: 1840, Wayne Co., KY. 390

Household of Samuel Allen: Probably the female age 80-90
14. Tax List: 1840-1844, Wayne Co., KY. 305

1840: No listing for Hannah.

1841, District 1 (Upper): Hannah Hamilton; 50 acres, Beaver Creek, $25. [This is the first time Hannah appears in the Upper District tax list, presumably because she then lived in the household of Samuel Allen. The Beaver Creek land was located in the Lower District.]

1842-1843: No listing for Hannah.

1844, District 1 (Upper): Hannah Hamilton; 50 acres, Beaver Creek, $25.

[No further tax list entries for Hannah.]
15. Deed: 1841, Wayne Co., KY. 391

Dated 3 May 1841, Recorded 15 Jul 1845, Bk J:471
John Williams and Nancy his wife, John Hamilton, Joshua Whitaker and Hannah his wife, James H. Hamilton and Hannah his wife, and Dolly Hickman, Heirs of Charles Hamilton, Dec'd, relinquished all their right and interest in land owned by their father at the time of his death in favor of his widow and their mother, Hannah Hamilton, in consideration of their love and affection. The land is described as being about six miles from Monticello on both sides of the road leading to Green's Ferry. The deed was acknowledged in Morgan Co., IN, where the children then lived.
16. Deed: 1841, Wayne Co., KY. 391

Dated 23 Sep 1841, Recorded 15 Jul 1845, Bk J:469
Hannah Hamilton to Joseph H. Hamilton, $30 for her interest, including 5 shares conveyed to her, in 115 acres on Harmon's Creek. [See deed recorded the same day at Bk J:471, whereby 5 children in Indiana relinquished their interest to Hannah. Also, see deed recorded the same day at Bk J:468, whereby Joseph H. Hamilton and Nancy his wife conveyed to George and William Carter, 165 acres on Beaver and Harmon's Creek, which included 115 acres patented to Charles Hamilton Sr. and excepted 1 acre including the Bethel Meeting House -- thus ending the Hamilton family's involvment in the family farm Charles acquired in 1807.]
17. Mortality Schedule: 1850, Wayne Co., KY. 385

Hamilton, Hannah: Died at the age of 97 of old age in May, 1850 in Wayne Co., KY. Born in PA.
18. Estate Administration: 1852, Wayne Co., KY. 392

Nov Term 1852
Samuel Allen appointed Administrator of the Estate of Hannah Hamilton, Dec'd. [See Events for Samuel Allen for full text of Court order.]

Hannah married Charles Hamilton ,52 53 son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 23 Dec 1777 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina. Charles was born about 1750 in Loch Greran, Inverness, Scotland, 53 died on 24 Nov 1818 in Wayne Co., Kentucky 52 53 at age 68, and was buried in Old Bethel Cemetery, Wayne Co., Kentucky. 52 They had 12 children: Sarah "Sally," William, John, Hannah, Mary "Polly," Rebecca, James Henry, Andrew, Nancy, Joseph Henry, Dorothy "Dolly," and Charles H. .

Research Notes:

• Mentioned in Deed: 5 Apr 1767, York Co., South Carolina. Is this John Hamilton connected? York Co., SC, 9 Oct 1787, Deed Bk A:362-367, John HAMILTON of Lincoln Co., NC to James Mitchell of York Co., SC, 100 acres on Fishing Creek; granted to Robert McNabb and John Carr, 5 April 1767, and conveyed to Hamilton, joining lands of Hugh Bratton, Adams, Thomas Rainey, Leech and John Moore. Wit: John Martin, Matthew Russell, Francis Dover.



• Deed: 3 Mar 1781, Lincoln Co., North Carolina. Moses Henery to Charles Hamilton, 4 pounds for a tract of land on a branch of Crowders Creek estimated to be about 100 acres, being the full contents of a patent. Legal description references Gingles corner and line.

• Deed: 18 May 1789, Lincoln Co., North Carolina. No. 450, Dated 18 May 1789: 45 acres on Crowders Creek for 4.50 pounds. Legal description references Gingles line.

• Deed: 3 Aug 1791, Lincoln Co., North Carolina. Charles Hamilton of "the County of Maddison in Kentucke Settlement" to Nathan Mendinghall of Lincoln County, two contiguous tracts of land on a branch of Crowders Creek abutting Gingles land for thirty pounds: (1) 100 acres, "being the full contents of a patent granted to Wm. Henry who dying intestate said land descended to Moses Henry his eldest son & heir at law who conveyed same to the said Charles Hamilton;" (2) 45 acres, "being the full contents of a State grant to said Charles Hamilton dated the 18th day of May, 1789."

• Research Notes: #4512 Nat Archives joined Continental army at Boston- served 7 yrs.

HISTORY: FHL film 1017404 "The Hamilton Family in America" FirstColonial
Families in U. S. in 1790, New York, William Clemens, Pub. 11913Counties
include Beaufort, Bertie, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Dobbs, Edgecombe,Hyde,
Lincloln, Mecklenberg, Montgomery, Nash, New Hanover, Orange, Pitt,Randolph,
Rutherford, Stokes,
Tyrell, Wake, Wayne, Guiliford.
Those in Lincoln Co. are:
Alexander Hamilton Morgan dist. Lincoln Co., male 0 females
Arche " " " 5 5
William " 6 comp " 2 2
Alexander " 11 comp " 2 3
Jane "
Morgan " 1 3

CENSUS: 1800 "Second Census" of Kentucky- TAX LIST Hamilton, Charles
Garrard Co. Aug 6, 1800

CENSUS: 1810 census of Wayne Co., KY FHL US/CAN 976.964 copy 2 index
Hamelton, John p. 361 line 9
Hamilton, Charles 364 5

CENSUS: 1810 Census of Kentucky Index p. 332
Hamelton, John Wayne Co., KY p. 361 10010-00100-00
Hamilton, Charles Wayne Co. KY p. 364 12101-11101-00
Hamilton, Elizabeth Wayne Co., KY p.371 00000-00200-00

CENSUS: 1820 Wayne, KY
Hamilton, Hannah p 91
John 91
Joseph 91

CENSUS: 1830 Wayne, KY
Hamilton, Johnson 233
Joseph 255

CENSUS: 1840 Wayne, KY
Hamilton, Charles H. 157 17
Joseph 156 4

CENSUS: 1850 Wayne, KY
no Hamiltons listed

CENSUS: 1860 Wayne, KY
Hamilton, Alexander 349 21
1870, 1880 no Hamiltons listed

Wayne County, Kentucky Marriages and Vital Records FHL SLC US/CAN964.964
V2h Vol 2 K-Z
Charles Hamilton

Wayne County, KY-28 March 1839-Rejected Pension of Widow Hannah Hamilton,
#4512:
Hannah Hamilton appeared in Court, age 65 (NOTE Must be errorshould be
85), and states that she is the widow of Charles Hamilton, aRevolutionary War
Soldier, who volunteered in 1776 in Lincoln County, North Carolina for 18
months and served as an orderely Sergeant under Lt.; George Duff andCapt.
James Duff. Was in the battle of Sullivan's Island, during this wholetour of
18 months. States that she does not know what Regiment her husband

WAYNE COUNTY, KENTUCKY RECORDS:

p. 478 CHARLES HAMILTON WAYNE COUNTY, KY- 218 Mar 1839- RejectedPension of
Widow, Hannah Hamilton, #4512;
Hannah Hamilton appeared in Court, age 65, and states that she isthe
widow of Charles Hamilton, a Revolutionary War Soldier, who volunteeredin
1775 in Lincoln Co. North Carolina for 18 months and served as orderlySargent
under Lt. George Duff and Captain James Duff. Was in the Battle ofSullivan's
Island. Served the whole time of 18 months. States that she does notknow
what regiment her husband
p. 479 CHARLES HAMILTON
.....was in., as she was not at that time married to him, but lived inthe same
neighborhood.
States that after she married Charles Hamilton, that he spent a lot ofhis
time in the army, either after the Tories or the British. She rememberswell
of his being in the battle of Ramhour in this tour of duty. states alsothat
her husband was under the above named officers at the battle of King's
Mountain. The day after this battle she met him one mile of the battle
ground and found that he had received a slight wound, wile in thisbattle.
states that she had lost 2 brothers in the battle.
Hannah Hamilton declares she was married to Charles in LincolnCounty,
North Carolina by Alexander Gilliland Esquire, a Magistrate, in December
1777, and that her husband Charles Hamilton died the 24th of November,1818
and that she does not have a record of their marriage nor the ages oftheir
children.
Deposition of Mrs. Mary Henry, resident of Monroe ounty, Indiana,taken at
the house of Mrs. Sally Lair of Wayne County, Kentucky: Mrs. Henry, age77
years, states that she has seen and heard and read the declaration ofMrs.
Hannah Hamilton and depostion of Joseph Hamilton, and states that theyboth
contain the truth. States that she was in the neighborhood at the timeof the
marriage of Charles Hamilton and Hannah HENRY, now Hannah Hamilton- said
marriage took place in Lincoln County, North Carolina in the later partof
1777 and has been acquainted with her from that day until the presenttime and
believes the age of the children, as stated in the deposition of JosephH.
Hamilton to be entirely correct- signed Mary Henry
Deposition of Joseph Hamilton of Wayne Co. Ky., taken at Mrs. Sally
Lear's house, to be used as evidence in favor of Mrs. Hannah Hamilton,for
applcation for pension; states he is age 40 and that he is the son ofCharles
and Hannah Hamilton, whose name before marriage was Hannah Henry. Statesthat
his father died 24 of November 1818, and that his mother has remained awidow
ever since, states that his father served as an Orderly Sgt. in the
Revolutionary War and that his oldest sister, Mrs. Sarah Lair is now 61,that
his brother, William Hamilton, if living would be age 60, his brotherJohn, is
now age 68, his sister Hannah, wife of Joshua Whitaker, is now age 55.All of
the children are his brothers and sisters and are the children of Charlesand
Hannah Hamilton. (note: see marriage of John Williams and NancyHamilton).
Hannah Hamilton states in her declaration of 1836 that her husbandserved
under Capt. John Barber, commanded by Vol. Williams and was in the BATTLEOF
SULLIVANS ISLAND, KINGS MOUNTAIN, EUTAWSPRINGS. and HANGING ROCK.
Deposition of Samuel Allen, Wayne Co., Ky., age 61: states that he
became acquainted with Charles Hamilton in Wayne Co., 44 years ago, untilhis
death in 1818, and frequently heard him speak of his War service, being a
regular soldier for 18 months, and that he lived in Lincoln Co., N.C.,near
Kings Mountain, when he entered the service.
p. 480
CHARLES HAMILTON
Wayne Co., Ky., 24 December 1845, personally appeared Mrs. MaryAllen, age
59, states that she was a member of the family of Charles Hamilton and
remained his neighbor until his death for about 18 years. states sheheard
him and his family, read his discharge as a Revolutionary Soldier. andthat
she saw the family depository in which he kept his discharge and otherpapers
and was present at the time his house was burned and recollected thatnone of
the papers were preserved.
Letter from Thomas Green of hmond in 1845, states that the ages ofthe
children are proved, one of them being born in 1778.
Depostion of John Parmley of Wayne County in 1845; states hefrequently
saw said Charles Hamilton during the revolutionary War in the service and
knows that he enlisted from Lincoln County, N.C. and that he was well
acquainted with Col. Williams, under whom Hamilton served and states thatafter
he, the said John Parmley, served out his nine months, that CharlesHamilton
remained in the service until the War closed, and that during the war orat
that time, he was with him. states that after Hamilton came to WayneCo., KY.,
he heard him speak of being in the Battle of Kings Mountain, HangingRock,
Eutaw Springs, and at Camden, when Gates was defeated and at the Guilfor
Battle.
March 1845- Lincoln Co., N.C.- letter freom the Clerks Office of the
Courthouse, states that he cannot find the record of Charles and Hannah
Hamilton in his office and that his last inquiry about Mrs. Lewell, who
formerly lived near the Shallow ford on the Yadkin. States that is inSurry
County and Rowan County joined Surry and that they have lately enteredthe new
county by the name of Davis in the Forks of the Yadkin to the west of the
Shallow ford, and that the county of Surry, joins Iredel County.

LAND: Deed Book J, Page 471
Know all men by these presents that we the undersigned heirs of Charles
Hamilton of Wayne county Ky deceased do hereby relinquish all our rights,
title and interest in the tract of land on which our father CharlesHamilton
lived and of which he was possessed at the time of his decease in favorof his
widow our mother Hannah Hamilton and we do for and in consideration ofour
love and affection for our beloved mother the said Hannah give grant and
bequeath all of our interest in said tract of land and do hereby fully
authorize her to bargain sell and dispose of said tract of land ----lyingand
being in the State of Kentucky and the county of Wayne on the roadleading
from Monticello to Greens ferry on both sides of the road six miles from
Monticello for her own use and benefit now henceforth and forever we dofor
ourselves our heirs. We surrender to her all rights title and interestof
which we are now legally possessed.
In witness whereof we hereunto set our hands & seals this 3rd day of May1841
Attest
Wm. Bales
Lydia Bales John Williams
Nancy Williams
John Hamilton
Joshua Whitaker
Hannah Whitaker
James H. Hamilton
Hannah Hamilton
Dolly Hamilton State of IndianaMorgan
County Personally came before me, the undersigned a justice of thepeace in and
for the county aforesaid John Williams and Nancy Williams his wife John
Hamilton Joshua Whitaker & Hannah Whitaker his wife James H. Hamilton and
Hannah Hamilton his wife & Dolly Hickman the within named grantors and
acknowledge the written deed of conveyance to be their acts & deeds forthe
purpose therein expressed- given under my hand & seal this 3rd day of May1841
Wm. Bales J P seal

COMMUNICATION: History
Subject: LIFE IN 1800 WAYNE COUNTY, KY
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 11:07:43 EST
From: Harry E Miller
To: Multiple recipients of list KYROOTS

Below is an unique synopsis into the lives of the frontier people of
Kentucky, brought to us through the eyes and words of someone who was
born in 1800 in frontier Wayne County, Kentucky. It will show very good
genealogy and shows much about the spartan life afforded the common
people of that time and place. It was forwarded to me by Mr. Rice,
(Granny Hix's descendant) who received it from Mrs. Ryan (I believe).
Full credit should be given to both. I am enjoying the newspaper article
and thought it good enough to share with you.

Harry Miller
P.S. An E-Mail 'thank you' to Mr. Rice would be appreciated. He has
shared so much good information with me and is not on any mailing list.

--------- Begin forwarded message ----------
From: "Ralph J. Rice"

THIS IS HISTORY OF A PIONEER CENTURIAN

Ralph J.Rice
5653 Bayside Dr.
Dayton, OH
1-513-256-5074

This is the history of Mrs. Martha Jane "Granny Patty" Zimmerman
Hix and the Mother of Daniel Zimmerman, as she gave it to anews-paper
reporter at Greenville, Texas on April 5,1902. This story was copied
from the Hunt Co. Greenville, Texas newspaper.
Mrs. Martha Jane "Patty"(Zimmerman) Hix, who resides with her
grandson Joe Zimmerman six miles southeast of this city, is in some
respects the most notable woman in Texas, if not in the U.S.. Thelife
of this remarkable old lady has touched three centuries. She is
wonderfully hale and hearty, although past the century mark in age.
Has never used spectacles, her hearing is still good and her voice
unimpaired. "Granny Hix" as she is familiarly known in theMeadowview
community was born in Wayne Co., Ky. on May 14, 1800 Her father,
Richard Corder, was Dutch and reared in Virginia. Her Grandfather
Blanchett Corder, was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. Her Mother
was a French-woman, Surrart or Surrark by name, whose Father
immigrated from France before the Revolutionary War.
Grandma Hix has twice been married. She relates how she wasplowing
in the field when her first husband---Thomas Richard Zimmerman came
for her. Not many couples in this day and age would enjoy orappreciate
the bridal trip taken by Mr. Zimmerman and his young bride.
Dressed in a home-made cotton dress and a bonnet of the samematerial.
She walked with her Sweetheart seven miles to the home of Parson"Dick
Byers", to have the ceremony performed, then back to her mothershome
and later continued their walk to the home of the groom. Making a
bridal trip of eighteen miles on foot. The marriage took place in
Wayne Co., Ky. in 1817. Mr Zimmerman had been reared in NorthCarolina
and came to Ky. to grow up with the country. He was a widower at the
time of their marriage and the Father of nine children by his 1st.
wife, The union of Mr. Zimmerman and Mrs. Hix, there were (10)
children born which only four are living at this time. Those livingin
the community near her aged Mother present home was Susan. Those
living in Ky. were (1) Daniel (2) Willis "Bill" and (3) Mary. Her
direct descendants estimated at this time are fifty-five
grandchildren, sixty-five great-grandchildren and ten great-great-
grandchildren. Mr. Zimmerman died in 1857, and four yrs. later shewas
married to Issac Hix who had come from Nashville. Tenn. to visit his
brother in Russell Co., Ky. Soon after their Marriage Mr. Hix joined
the Union Army and fell at the siege of Atlanta, Ga. He was afederal
soldier in the Sherman's Army. She has a pension of $12.00 permonth.
To hear her tell of the privation and hardships of those days, is
startling to one reared in this age. Her contrast of the two distant
areas (the past and the present) one would think we were reared in
heathen-ism!
But in that time, Kentucky was a border state and in thoseplaces,
little better than wilderness, inhabited by only a few hardypioneers
from the states eastward. Farming was followed only by patchwork.
"Grandma Hix" tells how they used to spin flax and tow, which they
carried to Monticello, Ky. and traded for such store articles asthey
did not raise or could not make by hand.
School and newspaper were unknown in that part of the country and
Grandma Hix like many others reared in those pioneer days, never
learned to read or write. A misfortune that also fell her children.
Her lack of education, however would hardly be detected in thecourse
of an ordinary conversation. But she feels the great loss verykeenly
of historical information, she has no knowledge or recollection of
politics or public men of her girlhood. But she remembers hearing of
Daniel Boone and David Crockett. Granny Hix was a grown woman before
she ever saw familiar drugs as quinine or calomel. The sick were
usually attended by some old gentleman or lady of the community who
used roots and herbs for medicine and their patients were soon upand
well. She has taken very little medicine in her life time, and has
never had any serious illness or sickness. At the age of 99 yearsold,
she was exposed to smallpox and had it in a light form.
Grandma Hix was a grown woman before she ever saw a sewingmachine
or a cook stove. They did their cooking on an open fire. When a girl
she says it was her duty to plow all day, and spin a while at night
before going to bed. Before going to work in the morning she wouldput
her bread to bake on a slow fire, and would find it ready to eatwhen
the family all came in for dinner. She has worked hard all her life,
and can still milk cows or cook a meal when her granddaughter isbusy
otherwise. Grandma Hix had never been on a train until she came to
Texas nine years ago. Two years ago prior to that she saw railroad
cars for the first time, making a twenty mile trip to Somerset, Ky.
for that purpose. It was years after her first marriage before she
even saw a steamboat. She remembers its name "THE BURKESVILLE" onits
initial trip up the Cumberland River.
She was a young woman before she ever saw a calico dress, since
they made all their clothes from homespun cloth, cotton or wool.
Grandma Hix was twelve years old before she ever owned her first
pair of shoes. She relates how she did washing for three months tobuy
her 1st. shoes for Sunday. They were made of prunella cloth and was
considered very swell for that day. These she keep for three years.
The custom of those days was that on going to church or anypublic
entertainment, the young ladies went barefoot to within a short
distant of the place, then they put on their shoes and wore themuntil
they started back home when again the shoes were removed. She saidit
made no difference whom the girls had for a beau. [CAN'T MAKE OUTTHE
NEXT 15 WORDS OR SO THEY WERE NOT RECOPIED, MAYBE THEY CAN BEFOUND.]
and a four wheeled wagon was a rarity, the only harness they had was
made of rawhide, which had hickory with shuck collars, and thehickory
was softened by soaking in water.
Grandma Hix was a large girl before she ever saw a common dinner
plate. Dishes were pewter or wood, forks were frequently made of
bamboo, and rough knives were made of scraps in the blacksmith shop.
Gourds and climbings were used to drink from.
She was the Mother of seven children before she ever saw a match.
They were of the crudest kind and cost 25 cents a box. She was
thirteen years old before she ever saw any coffee, and it was one
dollar a pound, and a luxury only could the rich afford.
The young people usually met on Saturday Night and entertained
themselves by playing---thread the needle, telling riddles , or
picking cotton from the seed, which was necessary to prepare it for
the spinning wheel.
Grandma Hix never took up fashions of the later days and disdains
every shape and pattern of modern millinery. She never had a hat but
once, and is always found with a shawl or a red handkerchief overher
head.
Two years ago in her community there was a public celebration of
her 100th. birthday. A large crowd attended, and dinner was servedon
the ground picnic style. There was special music and Elder R.D.Camble
of this city preached on an appropriate sermon. Throughout the day
Grandma Hix was the observed of all the observers. SHE WAS RECEIVED
INTO THE BAPTIST CHURCH HAVING LONG BEEN A BELIEVER OF ITSTEACHINGS.
At the closing of the year 1900 she visited Greenville andattended
a watch-night service at the Wesley Methodist Church. Her presence
lent unusually interest to the occasion. As with the dawn of a new
year, her life had touched the second century. Grandma Hix is of low
statue, about 5 ft. and weighs 140 lbs.. Although she has workedhard
all of these years and all of her life, she feels fortunate to beable
to get about very rapidly.
When she lived in Russell Co., Ky. she was known as Granny Patty
and as she lived near the river, the Shoals were named afterher------
----"Patty Shoals". Granny Patty died with a heart attack just a few
days short of 102 yrs. old.
The grandson, Joe Zimmerman, that she lived with in Texas was the
son of Matilda Zimmerman [her daughter] and John Corder. Matildadied
at a young age, and the two sons by which Granny Patty took andraised
and they went by Zimmerman instead of Corder. His brother was Frank
[Corder] Zimmerman. Joe Zimmerman is buried in Bethel Cem.Greenville,
TX . Frank Zimmerman is buried in White Oak Cem. Nancy, KY Granny
Zimmerman Hix is buried in Bethel Cem. Greenville, TX .

----------------------------------------------------------------------
These are the words of
MARTHA LOU GADBERRY RYAN BORN : 5/25/1953

In compiling this Family Tree on the Zimmerman's, I would
specially
like to think each and every one for all their information and
interest in sharing what information that each of you had and also
for
the pictures that each of you have loaned me to run off. I will be
happy to share any of my information with any who are interested.
There will be a copy placed in the Somerset Pulaski Historical
Society for the public and to assure that there will be another copy
should anything ever happen to mine beyond my control. I will be
happy
to have any extra information, as I will be updating it ever so
often.
Again, many many thanks to everyone who has helped in anyway.
Thank You
Mrs. Martha Lou Ryan
926 Ard Ridge Rd.
Nancy, Ky. 42544

Martha Lou Ryan--d/o Lewis Hopper Gadberry
s/o Bethania Zimmerman Gadberry
d/o Daniel Zimmerman
s/o Thomas Richard Zimmerman
1783-1981

Ralph J. Rice
s/o Alonzo Curtis Rice
s/o Richard O. Rice or Josephine Zimmerman
s/o Susan Ann Zimmerman or d/o Daniel Zimmerman
d/o Thomas Richard Zimmerman s/o Thomas Richard Zimmerman

Ralph

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INTERNET: e-mail
To: "Guy Judkins"
Subject: re: Hamilton of Morgan Co. IN
Cc:

At 12:26 PM 2/5/00 , you wrote:

Dear Mr. Finchum,

Another researcher forwarded your website to me, and I was surprised at a
couple of dates you show, so I hope you don't mind my asking a couple of
questions. My husband descends from Charles and Hannah Henry Hamilton,
through their youngest daughter, Dorothy, who married James T. Hickman,
through their oldest son, Charles.

You show death dates for Dorothy as before 1910, and for her son, Charlesas
before 1930. I have been unable to find either of these people after1880,
so my question is: do you know where they were during the time periodfrom
1880 until the dates of death you show, and do you know where either are
buried?

I've been stuck on this information for some time, and will really
appreciate any help you can give on this.

Thanks so much for your time (and for the nice website!)

Regards,

Gale Judkins
gjudkins@avsia.com


Hi Gale,

Your husband and I are probably distant cousins as I also descend fromCharles and Hannah Hamilton.

The son of Charles and Hannah, John Hamilton is my 3rd greatgrandfather.
His son Perry Hamilton, then comes Sarah Ann Hamilton who marriedNewton J. Whitaker, their daughter Emma Elizabeth Whitaker married JamesWillard Finchum, then comes my dad Willis Arnold Finchum and I am Jr.

All of this is on my World Connect list. I would like to get data foryour hiusbands connection if possible. I have made connection to someother descendants of these folks also.

About those dates, they ONLY mean that I assumed that they would be deadby that time. It was just a way to say that they were dead by thatdate!! My program I was using at the time I entered the data wouldn'tlet me just enter dead in the date blank! I am changing that in myAncestral File now and when I make new GEDCOM and upload it, it willjust say dead!!

Hoping to hear more about you guys,

Cousin Arnold Finchum
w6ho@arrl.net
278 W 870 N
Logan, UT 84321-7819
435-787-8536

INTERNET:
e-mail
TO: Bruce Hamilton
FROM: Willis Arnold Finchum
SUBJECT: Re: Charles H Hamilton


At 05:45 PM 2/7/02 -0600, you wrote:
I am a descendant of Charles and have just begun to research my
ancestry. I have read the history of the Hamiltons that you have posted
and want to thank you for what has been some very enjoyable reading.

However, I do have a question. Would it be possible that Charles was
born somewhere by Loch Creran in Scotland? I am unable to find any
location at any time entitled "Loch Greran" in Scotland.
***************************************************************************
My response:

Hi Bruce,

Thanks for your message.

I don't know about the name of the Loch. I may have copied it wrong ifthere is no Loch Greran and there are a lot of references to Loch Creran. I have not been able to check my original source.

I would like to have your list of connections to Charles Hamilton andHannah Henry.

Mine are shown in detail in my World Connect File.

My dad was Willis Arnold Finchum, his mother was Emma Elizabeth Whitaker,her mother was Sarah Ann Hamilton, her father was Perry Hamilton, hisfather was John Hamilton who was a son of Charles and Hannah Hamilton.

Hope to hear more about your Hamilton connections.

Regards from

Arnold Finchum
w6ho@arrl.net

• Research Notes: 1. Military Service: 1776-1781, SC and NC. 344 ,373 ,380

Charles Hamilton enlisted in the 6th South Carolina Regiment on 15 April 1776. Ross cites Rolls of the South Carolina Continental Regiments, 1775-1783 (National Archives, M853). Allene Schnaiter obtained copies of his service records from the National Archives, which confirm this enlistment information.

[There were other Hamiltons in the 6th South Carolina Regiment. There is no other obvious connection to suggest they may have been related to Charles, but surely Charles had some relatives in the area. The other Hamiltons include Andrew, Jeremiah, James Sr., James Jr., and John. The latter three all served under Captain John Buchannan, suggesting they were related.

There is another Charles Hamilton listed in the Ross book, namely, one who enlisted in the 2nd South Carolina Regiment on 4 Dec 1775 and deserted on 2 Dec 1776. That our Charles was the Charles of the Sixth Regiment is established by the fact that Lt. George Duff and Captain James Duff, the officers under whom Charles served as an Orderly Sergeant per Hannah in her pension application, were also in the Sixth Regiment.

No record of discharge has been found. Hannah's pension application indicates he volunteered for an 18 month tour of duty and that during this time he fought in the Battle of Sullivan's Island. They married in December, 1977, apparently after this tour of duty. Hannah said Charles spent a lot of time after their marriage in the army, probably in and out as needed as a member of the North Carolina militia, and was in the following additional battles: Ramsour's Mill, Hanging Rock, Camden, King's Mountain (where he was slightly wounded), Guilford Courthouse and Eutaw Springs. A brief description of each of these battles follows:

Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, 28-29 Jun 1776: A successful defense of Charleston, SC and the first decisive victory for the Americans, which must have given heart to the signers of the Declaration of Independence the following week.

Ramsour's Mill, North Carolina, 20 Jun 1780: 1,000 Tories under Lt. Col. John Moore and Maj. Nicholas Welch were defeated after an attack by 500 militiamen under Col. Francis Locke and Maj. Joseph McDowell.

Hanging Rock, South Carolina, 6 Aug 1780: Patriots defeat Tories.

Camden, South Carolina, 16 Aug 1780: General Cornwalis defeats the patriots led by General Gates.

King's Mountain, South Carolina, 7 Oct 1780: Per the on-site commemorative plaque: "On this field, the Patriot forces attacked and totally defeated an equal force of Tories and British regular troops. The British commander, Major Patrick Ferguson, was killed and his entire force was captured after suffering heavy loss. This brilliant victory marked the turning point of the American Revolution." The Patriot forces suffered far fewer casualties, although the Lincoln County men suffered disproportionately. Per Hannah's pension application, Charles was slightly wounded and two of her brothers who fought were among those killed. (Moses Henry died in 1781 of wounds received in battle and John Henry was killed in battle.)

Guilford Courthouse, NC, 15 Mar 1781: A Pyrrhic victory by General Cornwalis over General Green which left the British army in shambles.

Eutaw Springs, SC, 8 Sep 1781: The last important battle in the Carolinas. An attempt by General Greene to destroy Colonel Stewart's army and end the British threat to the south. Although the Americans were forced to withdraw, the British were severely weakened. This battle set the stage for the Battle of Yorktown in Oct, 1781, which resulted in surrender of General Cornwalis.]
2. Deed: 1781, Lincoln Co., NC. 381

Dated 3 Mar 1781
Moses Henery to Charles Hamilton, 4 pounds for a tract of land on a branch of Crowders Creek estimated to be about 100 acres, being the full contents of a patent. Legal description references Gingles corner and line.

[Moses Henry died Jul, 1781 of wounds received in the Battle of King's Mountain Oct, 1780.]
3. Land Grant: 1789, Lincoln Co., NC. 381

No. 450, Dated 18 May 1789
45 acres on Crowders Creek for 4.50 pounds. Legal description references Gingles line.
4. Deed: 1791, Lincoln Co., NC. 381

Dated 3 Aug 1791
Charles Hamilton of "the County of Maddison in Kentucke Settlement" to Nathan Mendinghall of Lincoln County, two contiguous tracts of land on a branch of Crowders Creek abutting Gingles land for thirty pounds: (1) 100 acres, "being the full contents of a patent granted to Wm. Henry who dying intestate said land descended to Moses Henry his eldest son & heir at law who conveyed same to the said Charles Hamilton;" (2) 45 acres, "being the full contents of a State grant to said Charles Hamilton dated the 18th day of May, 1789."
5. Tax List: 1791-1796, Madison Co., KY. 382

1791, Adams' District: Hamelton, Charles; 1 white male 16+; 3 horses/mares.

1792, Adams' District: Hamelton, Charles; 1 white male 21+; 3 horses/mares.

1793: No listing found.

1794, Adam's District: Hamalton, Charles; 1 white male 21+; 2 horses/mares; 6 cattle.

1795, Adam's District: Hamelton, Charles; 1 white male 21+; 5 cattle.

1796, McNeely District: Hamilton, Charles; 120 acres, Paint Lick; 1 white male 21+; 3 horses/mares; 5 cattle.

[Other Hamiltons on the tax lists during these years, but in different tax districts, include John, Wm, Robt., Robt. Sr., Patrick and Andrew. It is not known whether Charles may have been related to these other Hamiltons.]
6. Tax List: 1797-1801, Garrard Co., KY. 326

[Garrard Co., KY was formed from Madison Co., KY in 1797]

1797: Charles Hamilton; 90 acres, Paint Lick; 1 white male 21+; 3 horses/mares.

1798: No Tax Book found.

1799, District 3 (Upper): Charles Hamilton; 1 white male 21+; 3 horses/mares.

1800, Upper District: Charles Hamilton, 99 acres, Back Cr; 1 white male 21+, 2 horses/mares.

1801, District 1: Charles Hamilton, 94 acres, Back Cr; 1 white male 21+; 3 horses/mares.

[For each tax year going back to 1796 in Madison County, Charles' land was noted to have originally been surveyed and entered in the name of Robt Henderson. That fact suggests all the entries involve the same parcel of land, even though they are described somewhat differently.]
7. Court: 1801, Wayne Co., KY. 383

June Court 1801
Chs Hamilton granted 200 acres.
8. Tax List: 1802-1809, Wayne Co., KY. 329

1802: Hambleton, Charles; 200 acres, harmons crk; 1 white male 16-21; 5 horses/mares.

1803: Hambleton, Charles; 200 acres, Beaver Cr; 1 white male 21+; 1 white male 16-21; 5 horses/mares.

1804: Hambleton, Charles; 117 acres, Beaver Creek; 1 white male 21+; 1 white male 16-21; 3 horses/mares.

1805: Unreadable.

1806: Hammelton, Charles; 117 acres, Harmon's Creek; 1 white male 21+; 4 horses/mares.

1807: Hamilton, Charles; 117 acres, Har Creek; 1 white male 21+; 5 horses/mares.

1808: Hambleton, Charles: 115 acres, Beaver C; no white male 21+; 4 horses/mares.

1809: Hamilton, Charles, 115 acres, Beaver Creek; 1 white male 21+; 5 horses/mares.
9. Court: 1805, Wayne Co., KY. 384

July Court 1805
"On the motion of Charles Hamilton it is ordered that he be exempted from paying County levies in future on account of age & infirmity."

[This explains the absence of a poll tax in certain years. If one knew the exemption rules, it might be possible to get a better fix on when Charles was born.]
10. Land Grant: 1807, Wayne Co., KY. 307

Hamilton, Char; 115 acres, Hammonds Cr; surveyed 10 Aug 1807; Book 17.
11. Census: 1810, Wayne Co., KY. 334

Charles Hamilton: 12101-11101
12. Tax List: 1810-1818, Wayne Co., KY. 329

1810: Hambleton, Charles; 115 acres, Harmond's Cr; either 0 or 1 white male 21+ [it appears that a 0 may have been overwritten with a 1]; 4 horses/mares.

1811: Hambleton, Charles; 115 acres, Harmon's Cr; 1 white male 21+; 4 horses/mares.

1812: Unreadable.

1813, Capt. Cooper's Company: Hambleton, Charles; 115 acres, H. Creek; no white male 21+ [it appears that a 1 was changed to a 0]; 5 horses/mares.

1814, Capt. Cooper's Company: Hambleton, Charles; 115 acres, Harmons Cr; 50 acres, Beaver Cr; 1 white male 21+; 5 horses/mares.

1815, Capt. Cooper's Company: Hambleton, Charles; 115 acres, H Creek; 50 acres, Beaver Cr; no white male 21+; 4 horses/mares; total value, $237.50.

1816, Capt. Geo Hall's Company: Hambleton, Charles; 115 acres and 50 acres; 1 white male 21+; either 2 or 3 horses/mares; total value, $397.50.

1817, Capt. John Garner's Company: 115 acres, H Creek; 50 acres, H Creek; no white male 21+; 3 horses/mares; total value, $340.

1818: Tax Book missing.

1451-Sarah "Sally" Hamilton 53 was born in 1778 in Lincoln, North Carolina 53 and died before 1890 in Wayne Co., Kentucky 53 .

Sarah married Rev. James Lair (Lear) ,53 son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 14 Feb 1801 in Gerard, Kentucky. James was born about 1774 in Garrard, Kentucky 53 and died in 1834 in Morgan, Indiana 53 at age 60.

1452-William Hamilton 53 was born in 1779 in Lincoln, North Carolina 53 and died bet. 21 Feb 1805 And 27 Junj 1806 in Wayne Co., Kentucky 53 .

General Notes: Wayne Co., KY Marriages & Vital Records Vol 2 - Bork 1972
Hamilton, William and Eliza "Betsey" Cotton(Whitecotton?) Surety,SamuelAllen
(qv). Married 21 February 1805 by Nicholas Loyd JP. 53

William married Elizabeth White "Betsy" Cotton ,53 daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 21 Feb 1805 in Wayne Co., Kentucky. Elizabeth was born about 1783 in Wayne Co., Kentucky 53 and died before 1890 53 .

General Notes: she remarried 10 aug 1813 wayne co., ky 53

1453-John Hamilton 53 was born on 19 Mar 1782 in Lincoln, North Carolina, 53 died on 1 Apr 1857 in Morgantown, Morgan, Indiana 53 at age 75, and was buried in East Hill, Morgantown, Morgan, Indiana. 53

General Notes: Wayne Co., KY Marriages & Vital Records Vol 2- Bork 1972
p.130
Hamilton, John and Ellender Collett. Surety, Samuel Collett. Married 5October
1809 by Rev. Elliott Jones. Endorsement on Bond: "lady parents presentand
consented."

1825 John & family came to Indiana about 1825
died age 75 yr 13 d East Hill- Morgantown 1 apr 1857

FHNL Film # 1502908 Plat Records of Morgan Co., IN
T 14 R 2 E sections 1-36
Hamilton, John 1821 17 Jul 1821 80 A section 14
18 Jul 1821 75 A " 24
T 11 N R2 E Sections 1-36
Hamilton, John 27 oct 1826 40 A sec 22
18 may 1833 40 A 22
18 may 1833 40 A 22
Henry 30 nov 1835 40 A 14
30 sep 1836 40 A 23
William W. 14 feb 1837 40 A 29
12 feb 1846 80 A 22
Harriet A. 10 feb 1837 40 A sec 23
Robert 8 may 1839 40 A 19
James 30 jul 1832 40 A 27
30 jul 1832 40 A 27
26 feb 1841 40 A 22
Perry 3 feb 1848 40 A 22
Rhoda 3 feb 1848 40 A 22
Whitaker, Joshua 1849
Hamilton, Charles D. T 14 N R 1 E sec 36 24 Aug 1853

FHL SLC film 1502553 Morgan Co., IN Hamilton Files
Edna Stockton, P.O. Box 184, Morgantown, IN 46166
Phyllis Walker, P.O. Box 206, Paragon, IN
compiler: Allene Schnaiter, 9907 Brandywine,
austin, TX 78783 17 Oct 1983 Info put into PAF

1850 CENSUS OF MORGAN CO., IND JACKSON TWP 223 OCT
FAM. 686 P. 59B LINES 29-33
JOHN HAMILTON 67 M FARMER 1,200 N.CAROLINA
DAVID HOWELL 27 M FARMER KY
MARY HOWELL 30 F "
NANCY C. HOWELL 5 F IA
JOHN W. HOWELL 2 M "

POSSIBLE THAT MARY IS DAU. OF JOHN AND MD DAVID ABOUT 1844 IN KY OR IN..
1ST CHILD BORN ABOUT 1845 IN IND.

CENSUS OF MORGAN CO. , IND 1830 P. 248 LINE 5
HAMILTON, JOHN MALES 5-10 2
10-15 2
20-30 1
40-50 1
FEMALES UNDER 5 1
5-10 1
10-15 1
30-40 1
40-50 1

CENSUS OF MORGAN CO., IND 1840 P. 134 LINE 22
HAMBLETON, JOHN MALES 15-20 2
50-60 1
FEMALES 10-15 1
40-50 1
THERE IS ANOTHER HAMBLETON, JAMES 9 LINES ABOVE THAT CANT CONNECT YET
JAMES HAMBLETON MALE 20-30 1
FEMALES UNDER 5 2
20-30 1
LINE 23
WILLIAM HAMBLETON MALE 20-30 1
FEMALE UNDER 5 1
20-30 1

1850 CENSUS, MORGAN CO., IN JACKSON TWP

MORGAN, MONROE, BROWN CO. HISTORY, BLANCHARD 1884 P. 251
JAMES HAMILTON IS 4TH OF 11 CHILDREN OF JOHN AND ELENDER (COLLETT)HAMILTON,
THE FORMER A NATIVE OF NC, THE LATTER OF SC, AND OF SCOTCH-IRISH ANDENGLISH
EXTRACTION, WHO CAME TO AND SETTLED IN JACKSON TWP. IN 1825. JOHNHAMILTON WAS
A PIONEER AND MADE THE THIRD ENTRY OF LAND.
53

John married Ellender Collett ,53 daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 5 Oct 1809 in Wayne Co., Kentucky. Ellender was born on 1 Jan 1793 in North Carolina, 53 died on 8 Sep 1830 in Morgantown, Morgan, Indiana 53 at age 37, and was buried in East Hill Cem., Morgan, Indiana. 53 They had 11 children: Samuel C., Elizabeth Jane, William, James, Polly, Hannah, John L., Wesley C., Mary Jane, Perry , and Sarah J. .

General Notes: .Morgan Co., IN Cemetery Records Volume III Page 645 East HillCemetery,
Morgantown, IN
Hamilton, Westley C. died Sept. 12, 1830 age 3 yrs 7 mo. 21 days sonof John
and Elenor.
Hamilton, Sarah J. died Sept. 3, 1830 age 1 yr. 3 mo 27 days dauof John
and Elenor.
Hamilton, Elenor died Sept. 8, 1830 age 37 yrs. 9 mo 7 days wifeof John
Hamilton, John died Apr. 1, 1857""??? stone broken on date lineage 75
yrs 13 days.
Hamilton, Samuel G. died Mar. 4, 1870 age 59 yrs. 6 mo. broken stonealso

See notes for William Hamilton.

Bond 2 Oct 1809 for marriage of John Hambleton and Ellender Collet
50 pounds. 53

14531-Samuel C. Hamilton 53 was born on 4 Sep 1810 in Wayne Co., Kentucky, 53 died on 4 Mar 1870 53 at age 59, and was buried in East Hill Cem., Morgan, Indiana. 53

General Notes: CENSUS: 1850 CENSUS OF MORGAN CO., IND JACKSON TWP 3 OCT
FAM. 705 P. 597 LINES 14-18
SAML. C. HAMILTON 40 M FARMER 1,000 KY 1810
MERIAH HAMILTON 30 F IA 1820
NANCY HAMILTON 11 F " 1839
WILLIAM HAMILTON 8 M " 1842
REBECCA J. HAMILTON 7 F " 1843

CENSUS: 1840 CENSUS OF MORGA CO., IND P. 127 LINE 3
THERE IS LISTED C.C. HAMILTON IS THIS S.C. ??
MALE 20-30 1 1810-1820
FEMALES 15-20 1 1820-1825
40-50 1 1800-1810

CENSUS: 1860 census of Morgan Co., IN Jackson TWP.
fan. # 532
Samuel C. Hamilton m 49 farmer 3400 960 KY 1811
Maria " f 39 Ind 1821
Nancy " f 21 " 1839
William " m 21 farmer " 1839
Rebecca " f 18 " 1842
John Burke m 5 " 1855
53

Samuel married Maria ____________ ,53 daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, about 1838 in Indiana. Maria was born about 1820 in Indiana 53 and died before 1930 in Indiana 53 .

General Notes: CENSUS: 1850 CENSUS OF MORGAN CO., IND JACKSON TWP 3 OCT
FAM. 705 P. 597 LINES 14-18
SAML. C. HAMILTON 40 M FARMER 1,000 KY 1810
MERIAH HAMILTON 30 F IA 1820
NANCY HAMILTON 11 F " 1839
WILLIAM HAMILTON 8 M " 1842
REBECCA J. HAMILTON 7 F " 1843

CENSUS: 1840 CENSUS OF MORGA CO., IND P. 127 LINE 3
THERE IS LISTED C.C. HAMILTON IS THIS S.C. ??
MALE 20-30 1 1810-1820
FEMALES 15-20 1 1820-1825
40-50 1 1800-1810

CENSUS: 1860 census of Morgan Co., IN Jackson TWP.
fan. # 532
Samuel C. Hamilton m 49 farmer 3400 960 KY 1811
Maria " f 39 Ind 1821
Nancy " f 21 " 1839
William " m 21 farmer " 1839
Rebecca " f 18 " 1842
John Burke m 5 " 1855
53

14532-Elizabeth Jane Hamilton 53 was born on 24 Oct 1810 in Wayne Co., Kentucky 53 and died on 18 Jul 1870 53 at age 59.

General Notes: CENSUS: 1850 census of Morgan Co., IN 3 Oct 1850 p. 52 Jackson Twp.
Fam. # 594
William Howel 32 m farmer 600 KY
Elizabeth " 33 f "
John " 9 m IN
James " 7 m "
Samuel " 5 m "
Mary H. " 1 f "
53

Elizabeth married William Howell ,53 son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 17 Feb 1840 in Morgan, Indiana. William was born about 1807 in Kentucky 53 and died before 1930 53 .

General Notes: CENSUS: 1850 census of Morgan Co., IN 3 Oct 1850 p. 52 Jackson Twp.
Fam. # 594
William Howel 32 m farmer 600 KY
Elizabeth " 33 f "
John " 9 m IN
James " 7 m "
Samuel " 5 m "
Mary H. " 1 f "
53

14533-William Hamilton 53 was born in 1813 in Wayne Co., Kentucky, 53 died in 1874 in Morgan, Indiana 53 at age 61, and was buried in Mt. Nebo, Morgan, Indiana. 53

General Notes: CENSUS: 1850 CENSUS OF MORGAN CO., IN JACKSON TWP 2 OCT
FAM NUM. 633 LINES 34-38
WILLIAM HAMILTON 35 M FARMER 1,200 KY 1815
SERRILDA HAMILTON 24 F KY 1826
PERRY HAMILTON 7 F IA 1843
LOUISA HAMILTON 5 F " 1845
HARRIOTT HAMILTON 3 F " 1847

CENSUS: 1860 Census of Morgan County Indiana Jackson TWP
FAm. # 315
William Hamilton 46 M farmer 4000 1285 KY 1814
Serrilda " 25 F " 1825
Perry " 18 M IN 1842
Louisa " 16 F " 1844
Harriet " 13 F " 1847
Emily " 6 F " 1854
Edward Ferguson 18 M farm laborer " 1842

CENSUS: 1870 census of Morgan Co., IN Jackson Twp. Fam. # 244
Wm. Hamilton 50 1820
Surilda 31 1839
Emily 16 1854
Andrew 8 1862

FHL in SLC film no. 1502553 Morgan Co. IN Item 26
Family Group sheets compiled by Allene Schnaiter, 9907 Brandywine,Austin, TX
78750 20 Oct 1983 Info. obtained from Edna Stockton, p.o. BOX 184,
Morgantown, IN 46616
The info is put into this program.

People's Guide of Morgan Co., IND
Hamilton, Wm. farmer 2 1/2 m W Morgantown B KY 1811 to M.C. 1827 DemMeth.

Marr. bk A MC IN 13 oct 1836
53

William married Serrilda Doughtery ,53 daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 10 Aug 1836 in Morgan, Indiana. Serrilda was born on 17 Apr 1817 in Kentucky, 53 died on 19 Jan 1911 53 at age 93, and was buried in Mt. Nebo, Morgan, Indiana. 53

General Notes: CENSUS: 1850 CENSUS OF MORGAN CO., IN JACKSON TWP 2 OCT
FAM NUM. 633 LINES 34-38
WILLIAM HAMILTON 35 M FARMER 1,200 KY 1815
SERRILDA HAMILTON 24 F KY 1826
PERRY HAMILTON 7 F IA 1843
LOUISA HAMILTON 5 F " 1845
HARRIOTT HAMILTON 3 F " 1847

CENSUS: 1860 Census of Morgan County Indiana Jackson TWP
FAm. # 315
William Hamilton 46 M farmer 4000 1285 KY 1814
Serrilda " 25 F " 1825
Perry " 18 M IN 1842
Louisa " 16 F " 1844
Harriet " 13 F " 1847
Emily " 6 F " 1854
Edward Ferguson 18 M farm laborer " 1842

CENSUS: 1870 census of Morgan Co., IN Jackson Twp. Fam. # 244
Wm. Hamilton 50 1820
Surilda 31 1839
Emily 16 1854
Andrew 8 1862

FHL in SLC film no. 1502553 Morgan Co. IN Item 26
Family Group sheets compiled by Allene Schnaiter, 9907 Brandywine,Austin, TX
78750 20 Oct 1983 Info. obtained from Edna Stockton, p.o. BOX 184,
Morgantown, IN 46616
The info is put into this program.

People's Guide of Morgan Co., IND
Hamilton, Wm. farmer 2 1/2 m W Morgantown B KY 1811 to M.C. 1827 DemMeth.

Marr. bk A MC IN 13 oct 1836
53

14534-James Hamilton 53 was born on 13 Jan 1815 in Wayne Co., Kentucky 53 and died before 1925 53 .

General Notes: CENSUS:1840 Census of Morgan County, Indiana p. 134
James Hamilton 20-30
Female 20-30 Teresa??
Female under 5 Elender??
Female under 5 Lucinda??

CENSUS: 1850 CENSUS OF MORGAN CO., IN JACKSON TWP 2 OCT
FAM NUM. 630 LINES 15-20
JAMES HAMILTON 35 M FARMER 800 KY 1815
TERRESSY HAMILTON 30 F KY 1820
ELENDER HAMILTON 12 F IA 1838
LUCINDA HAMILTON 10 F " 1840
WILLIAM R.HAMILTON 9 M " 1841
JESSE HAMILTON 7 M " 1843

CENSUS: 1860 census of Morgan Co., IN Jackson Twp.
fam # 335
James Hamilton m 45 4000 1500 KY 1815
Teresa " f 42 KY 1818
William R. m 18 IN 1842
Louisa f 7 " 1853
Samuel Frower m 17 Laborer " 1843

HISTORY: see blanchard.. History of Morgan Co. p. 251
JAMES HAMILTON-stock raiser and farmer, is a native of Wayne County, Ky.,was
born January 13, 1815, and is the fourth of the eleven children of Johnand
Elender (Collett) Hamilton, the former a native of North Carolina, thelatter
of South Carolina, and of Scotch-Irish and English extraction, who cameto and
settled in this township in 1825. John Hamilton was a pioneer, and madethe
third entry of land. He with the assistance of his family, imnproved agood
farm from these primitive wilds, and here closed his useful life. James
received a frontier education, and was reared to assist his father, withwhom
he remained until his twenty-second year; then receiving from his sirethe sum
of $50, with which lto begin his own sustaining; and with this he entered
forty acres, whilch has grown to be 200 of choice and valuable land, wll
improved-all the outcome of fabor and frugality. October 20, 1836, hewedded
Miss Teresa Dorothy, of Kentucky birth, and this marriage was cemented byfive
children-Elender, Lucinda, William R., Jesse (deceased) and Louisa(deceased).
Mr. Hamilton is a stanch Republican; a liberal and benevolent gentleman,now
rearing the three children of his youngest daughter. He and wife aremembers
of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

People's Guide of Morgan Co., IND
Hamilton, James farmer 2 m W Morgantown B. KY 1816 to M.C. 1827 RepMeth
53

James married Teresa Doughtery ,53 daughter of Unknown and Unknown , on 20 Oct 1836 in Morgan, Indiana. Teresa was born about 1820 in Kentucky 53 and died before 1930 53 .

General Notes: CENSUS:1840 Census of Morgan County, Indiana p. 134
James Hamilton 20-30
Female 20-30 Teresa??
Female under 5 Elender??
Female under 5 Lucinda??

CENSUS: 1850 CENSUS OF MORGAN CO., IN JACKSON TWP 2 OCT
FAM NUM. 630 LINES 15-20
JAMES HAMILTON 35 M FARMER 800 KY 1815
TERRESSY HAMILTON 30 F KY 1820
ELENDER HAMILTON 12 F IA 1838
LUCINDA HAMILTON 10 F " 1840
WILLIAM R.HAMILTON 9 M " 1841
JESSE HAMILTON 7 M " 1843

CENSUS: 1860 census of Morgan Co., IN Jackson Twp.
fam # 335
James Hamilton m 45 4000 1500 KY 1815
Teresa " f 42 KY 1818
William R. m 18 IN 1842
Louisa f 7 " 1853
Samuel Frower m 17 Laborer " 1843

HISTORY: see blanchard.. History of Morgan Co. p. 251
JAMES HAMILTON-stock raiser and farmer, is a native of Wayne County, Ky.,was
born January 13, 1815, and is the fourth of the eleven children of Johnand
Elender (Collett) Hamilton, the former a native of North Carolina, thelatter
of South Carolina, and of Scotch-Irish and English extraction, who cameto and
settled in this township in 1825. John Hamilton was a pioneer, and madethe
third entry of land. He with the assistance of his family, imnproved agood
farm from these primitive wilds, and here closed his useful life. James
received a frontier education, and was reared to assist his father, withwhom
he remained until his twenty-second year; then receiving from his sirethe sum
of $50, with which lto begin his own sustaining; and with this he entered
forty acres, whilch has grown to be 200 of choice and valuable land, wll
improved-all the outcome of fabor and frugality. October 20, 1836, hewedded
Miss Teresa Dorothy, of Kentucky birth, and this marriage was cemented byfive
children-Elender, Lucinda, William R., Jesse (deceased) and Louisa(deceased).
Mr. Hamilton is a stanch Republican; a liberal and benevolent gentleman,now
rearing the three children of his youngest daughter. He and wife aremembers
of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

People's Guide of Morgan Co., IND
Hamilton, James farmer 2 m W Morgantown B. KY 1816 to M.C. 1827 RepMeth
53

14535-Polly Hamilton 53 was born about 1817 in Wayne Co., Kentucky 53 and died before 1930 53 .

Polly married ____________ Howell ,53 son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

14536-Hannah Hamilton 53 was born about 1818 in Wayne Co., Kentucky 53 and died before 1930 53 .

Hannah married ____________ Walker ,53 son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

14537-John L. Hamilton 53 was born in 1820 in Wayne Co., Kentucky, 53 died in 1882 in Morgan, Indiana 53 at age 62, and was buried in Mt. Nebo, Morgan, Indiana. 53

General Notes: Morgan Co., IN Peoples Guide
Hamilton, John farmer 2 1/2 m SW Morgantown B. KY 1820 to M.C. 1827Rep.
Meth. 53

John married Elizabeth A. Portland Prichard ,53 daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, in 1841 in Morgan, Indiana. Elizabeth was born in 1820 in Henry, Kentucky, 53 died in 1897 53 at age 77, and was buried in Mt. Nebo, Morgan, Indiana. 53

General Notes: Morgan Co., IN Peoples Guide
Hamilton, John farmer 2 1/2 m SW Morgantown B. KY 1820 to M.C. 1827Rep.
Meth. 53

14538-Wesley C. Hamilton 53 was born on 22 Jan 1827 in Morgantown, Morgan, Indiana, 53 died on 12 Sep 1830 53 at age 3, and was buried in East Hill Cem., Morgan, Indiana. 53

General Notes: 3 yr 7 mo 21 da
53

14539-Mary Jane Hamilton 53 was born in 1822 in Wayne Co., Kentucky 53 and died on 7 Mar 1842 53 at age 20.

Mary married William Hunter ,53 son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 7 Mar 1842 in Morgan, Indiana. William was born about 1818 in Kentucky 53 and died before 1930 53 .

1453A-Perry Hamilton 53 was born in 1826 in Wayne Co., Kentucky 53 and died before 1940 53 .

General Notes: CENSUS: 1850 CENSUS OF MORGAN CO., IN JACKSON TWP 3 OCT
FAM NUM. 633 LINES 6-8
PERRY HAMILTON 24 M FARMER KY 1826
LUCINDA HAMILTON 20 F IA 1830
SARAh A. HAMILTON 3 F IA 1847

CENSUS: 1860 census of Morgan Co., Ind. Jackson Twp.
fam # 540
Perry Hamilton m 30 farmer 2400 660 IN 1830
Lucinda " f 30 IN 1830
Sarah A. " f 10 " 1850
Louisa " f 8 " 1852

Md. by John T. Edwards, P.G. 5 jan 1845 MC, IN
53

Perry married Lucinda Doughtery ,53 daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 5 Jan 1845 in Morgan, Indiana. Lucinda was born about 1830 in Indiana 53 and died before 1940 53 .

General Notes: CENSUS: 1850 CENSUS OF MORGAN CO., IN JACKSON TWP 3 OCT
FAM NUM. 633 LINES 6-8
PERRY HAMILTON 24 M FARMER KY 1826
LUCINDA HAMILTON 20 F IA 1830
SARAh A. HAMILTON 3 F IA 1847

CENSUS: 1860 census of Morgan Co., Ind. Jackson Twp.
fam # 540
Perry Hamilton m 30 farmer 2400 660 IN 1830
Lucinda " f 30 IN 1830
Sarah A. " f 10 " 1850
Louisa " f 8 " 1852

Md. by John T. Edwards, P.G. 5 jan 1845 MC, IN
53

1453B-Sarah J. Hamilton 53 was born on 7 May 1829 in Morgan, Indiana, 53 died on 3 Sep 1830 53 at age 1, and was buried in East Hill Cem., Morgan, Indiana. 53

General Notes: 1 yr 3 mo 27 da 53

1454-Hannah Hamilton 53 was born on 3 May 1785 in Lincoln, North Carolina, 53 died on 10 Aug 1855 in Morgan, Indiana 53 at age 70, and was buried in East Hill, Morgan, Indiana. 53

General Notes: age 70 y 3 mo 7 da
1820 ky
1830 ky

Letter from Alma Fraker, Dec 1991 says Hannah (Sayer?) b 1785 d 1861

Morgan Co. Cemetery Records Vol III
Whitaker, Hannah p. 646 d. 10 Aug 1855 70 yr 3 mo. 7 d. wife ofJoshua.


INTERNET:
e-mail

TO:
FROM:
SUBJECT:

At 09:36 AM 6/19/02 -0400, you wrote:
I am currently working on an extensive family group sheet for Charles
Hamilton and Hannah Henry. Hannah Hamilton Whitaker was one of their
children. I would like to include information on the children of Joshuaand
Hannah.

I am writing each of you because you have posted information on a James
Whitaker and Dorethy Whitaker, respectively, who you identify as childrenof
Joshua and Hannah. I would appreciate your sources for thisdetermination.

As you can tell from the attached FGS in .pdf format, I am missingseveral
children from my records. But, I don't want to add names unless it is
reasonably certain they were indeed children.

Thank you for your help.

Robert Strong
********************************************************************************************
My response:

Hi Robert,

Thanks for the letter.

It has been some time since I worked on those records, but I believe thatmost of the data on Hamilton came from,:

FHL SLC film 1502553 Morgan Co., IN Hamilton Files
Edna Stockton, P.O. Box 184, Morgantown, IN 46166
Phyllis Walker, P.O. Box 206, Paragon, IN
compiler: Allene Schnaiter, 9907 Brandywine,
austin, TX 78783 17 Oct 1983 Info put into PAF

Hannah is my third great-grand Aunt. Charles Hamilton and Hannah Henryare my fourth great-Grand Parents.

If you are related to them, we must also be related.

Best to you from

Arnold Finchum
w6ho@arrl.net
53

Hannah married Joshua Whitaker ,53 son of William Whitaker and Unknown , on 2 Aug 1810 in Wayne Co., Kentucky. Joshua was born on 11 Apr 1783 in North Carolina, 53 died on 8 May 1863 in Morgantown, Morgan, Indiana 53 at age 80, and was buried in East Hill, Morgan, Indiana. 53 They had three children: James, Charles , and William .

General Notes: Marriage book 1801-1813 Wayne Co., KY
Bond posted by Joshua Whitaker and Charles Hamilton $50.00
marriage of Joshua Whitaker and Hannah Hamilton 20 July 1810.

Morgan Co. Cemetery Records Vol III
Whitaker, Joshua p. 646 d. 8 May 1863 80 yr 27 d. Hus of Hannah

53

14541-James Whitaker 53 was born about 1820 in Wayne Co., Kentucky 53 and died before 1930 53 .

General Notes: 1850 Census of Morgan Co., Ind. Jackson Twp
Fam. 693
James Whitiker 30 m farmer KY
Rachel " 25 f "
Charles F." 2 m Ind

1860 Census of Morgan Co., IND. Jackson Twp.
Fam. No. 336
James Whitaker 39 M Farmer 3,000 2210 KY
Rachal " 36 F Domestic IND
Charles " 11 M DO
Joshua " 5 M DO
Nancy " 2 F DO
Fam. No. 342 is Charles Whitaker age 48 and family
498 is Joshua Whitaker age 30 and family.
53

James married Rachael Rude ,53 daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, about 1847 in Indiana. Rachael was born about 1826 in Indiana 53 and died before 1940 53 .

General Notes: 1850 Census of Morgan Co., Ind. Jackson Twp
Fam. 693
James Whitiker 30 m farmer KY
Rachel " 25 f "
Charles F." 2 m Ind

1860 Census of Morgan Co., IND. Jackson Twp.
Fam. No. 336
James Whitaker 39 M Farmer 3,000 2210 KY
Rachal " 36 F Domestic IND
Charles " 11 M DO
Joshua " 5 M DO
Nancy " 2 F DO
Fam. No. 342 is Charles Whitaker age 48 and family
498 is Joshua Whitaker age 30 and family.
53

14542-Charles Whitaker 53 was born in 1812 in Wayne Co., Kentucky 53 and died about 1847 53 at age 35.

General Notes: History of Morgan, Monroe and Brown Counties, Indiana page 113
Listed in Poll Tax payers of 1842 in Jackson Twp., Morgan Co., Ind.
Charles Whitaker.

In CFI
Whitaker, Charles Matilda Stockwell H M O4 Feb 1836 Morgan, Ind
Sealing 16 Nov 1973 OK Batch 7305220 Ser. Sheet 12 Film No. 822645

Wife and family Info. from Morgan Co., IND. 1850 Census Jackson Twp 1Nov.

1850 Census of Morgan Co., IND Jackson Twp
Charles Whitiker 33 M Farmer 1,000 KY
Margaret " 28 F TENN
Clementine " 11 F IND
Meranda " 9 F IND
Elizabeth " 7 F IND
Metilda " 5 F IND
William " 6 M IND
Julia A. " 2/12 F IND

1860 Census of Morgan Co., IND Jackson Twp. P. 44
Fam. No. 342
Charles Whitaker 48 M Farmer 2,500 135 KY
Margaret " 44 F Domestic TENN
Elizabeth " 17 F IND
Matilda " 14 F IND
William " 13 M IND
Julia " 11 F IND
53

Charles married Matilda Stockwell ,53 daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 4 Feb 1836 in Morgan, Indiana. Matilda was born about 1816 in Morgan, Indiana 53 and died about 1846 in Indiana 53 at age 30.

General Notes: History of Morgan, Monroe and Brown Counties, Indiana page 113
Listed in Poll Tax payers of 1842 in Jackson Twp., Morgan Co., Ind.
Charles Whitaker.

In CFI
Whitaker, Charles Matilda Stockwell H M O4 Feb 1836 Morgan, Ind
Sealing 16 Nov 1973 OK Batch 7305220 Ser. Sheet 12 Film No. 822645

Wife and family Info. from Morgan Co., IND. 1850 Census Jackson Twp 1Nov.

1850 Census of Morgan Co., IND Jackson Twp
Charles Whitiker 33 M Farmer 1,000 KY
Margaret " 28 F TENN
Clementine " 11 F IND
Meranda " 9 F IND
Elizabeth " 7 F IND
Metilda " 5 F IND
William " 6 M IND
Julia A. " 2/12 F IND

1860 Census of Morgan Co., IND Jackson Twp. P. 44
Fam. No. 342
Charles Whitaker 48 M Farmer 2,500 135 KY
Margaret " 44 F Domestic TENN
Elizabeth " 17 F IND
Matilda " 14 F IND
William " 13 M IND
Julia " 11 F IND
53

Charles next married Margaret Ann Blair ,53 daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 15 May 1849 in Morgan, Indiana. Margaret was born on 14 Sep 1817 in Tennessee, 53 died on 5 Oct 1862 in Morgan, Indiana 53 at age 45, and was buried in Mt. Zion Cem., Morgan, Indiana. 53

General Notes: History of Morgan, Monroe and Brown Counties, Indiana page 113
Listed in Poll Tax payers of 1842 in Jackson Twp., Morgan Co., Ind.
Charles Whitaker.

In CFI
Whitaker, Charles Matilda Stockwell H M O4 Feb 1836 Morgan, Ind
Sealing 16 Nov 1973 OK Batch 7305220 Ser. Sheet 12 Film No. 822645

Wife and family Info. from Morgan Co., IND. 1850 Census Jackson Twp 1Nov.

1850 Census of Morgan Co., IND Jackson Twp
Charles Whitiker 33 M Farmer 1,000 KY
Margaret " 28 F TENN
Clementine " 11 F IND
Meranda " 9 F IND
Elizabeth " 7 F IND
Metilda " 5 F IND
William " 6 M IND
Julia A. " 2/12 F IND

1860 Census of Morgan Co., IND Jackson Twp. P. 44
Fam. No. 342
Charles Whitaker 48 M Farmer 2,500 135 KY
Margaret " 44 F Domestic TENN
Elizabeth " 17 F IND
Matilda " 14 F IND
William " 13 M IND
Julia " 11 F IND
53

Charles next married Nancy Rude Fleener ,53 daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 14 Oct 1863 in Morgan, Indiana. Nancy was born on 5 Aug 1835 in Indiana 53 and died before 1950 53 .

General Notes: History of Morgan, Monroe and Brown Counties, Indiana page 113
Listed in Poll Tax payers of 1842 in Jackson Twp., Morgan Co., Ind.
Charles Whitaker.

In CFI
Whitaker, Charles Matilda Stockwell H M O4 Feb 1836 Morgan, Ind
Sealing 16 Nov 1973 OK Batch 7305220 Ser. Sheet 12 Film No. 822645

Wife and family Info. from Morgan Co., IND. 1850 Census Jackson Twp 1Nov.

1850 Census of Morgan Co., IND Jackson Twp
Charles Whitiker 33 M Farmer 1,000 KY
Margaret " 28 F TENN
Clementine " 11 F IND
Meranda " 9 F IND
Elizabeth " 7 F IND
Metilda " 5 F IND
William " 6 M IND
Julia A. " 2/12 F IND

1860 Census of Morgan Co., IND Jackson Twp. P. 44
Fam. No. 342
Charles Whitaker 48 M Farmer 2,500 135 KY
Margaret " 44 F Domestic TENN
Elizabeth " 17 F IND
Matilda " 14 F IND
William " 13 M IND
Julia " 11 F IND
53

14543-William Whitaker 53 was born in 1819 in Wayne Co., Kentucky 53 and died before 1930 53 .

General Notes: Letter from Alma Fraker Dec 1991
III rd c. of Joshua Whitaker and Hannah (Sayer?)
md. Elizabeth J. b. 1834 in KY
1. Charles J. b 1858
2. Elisha F., b. 1860 53

William married Elizabeth J. ____________ ,53 daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, about 1856 in Indiana. Elizabeth was born in 1834 in Kentucky 53 and died before 1950 53 .

General Notes: Letter from Alma Fraker Dec 1991
III rd c. of Joshua Whitaker and Hannah (Sayer?)
md. Elizabeth J. b. 1834 in KY
1. Charles J. b 1858
2. Elisha F., b. 1860 53

1455-Mary "Polly" Hamilton 53 was born on 25 May 1787 in Lincoln, North Carolina 53 and died on 21 Aug 1864 in Wayne Co., Kentucky 53 at age 77.

General Notes: 1820 ky
1845 ky
md by N. Loyd

FHL US/CAN 976.964 V2b Vol. 1 Wayne Co. Kentucky Vital Records
p. 6 Allen, Samuel and Polly Hambleton. Surety, William Hambleton (qv)Bond
dated 18 Jan 1805. Married 21 February 1805 by Nicholas Loyd.Endorsement on
bond, consent of father of Polly provrd by oath of William Hambleton.
(p. 3 of 976.954 V25, gives Mary rather Polly! other data same) 53

Mary married Samuel Allen ,53 son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 21 Feb 1805 in Wayne Co., Kentucky. Samuel was born in 1778 in Virginia 53 and died in 1868 53 at age 90.

1456-Rebecca Hamilton 53 was born about 1790 in Madison/Garrard, Kentucky 53 and died after 2 Oct 1852 53 .

General Notes: 1820 ky

US/CAN 976.964 V2b Wayne County Vital Records
p. 156 Jones, Abner and Rebekah lHambleton. Surety; Charles Hambleton.
Minister returns missing. Endorsement on bond "Lady's parent present and
consented" bond dated 1 Oct 1810.
53

Rebecca married Rev. Abner Jones ,53 son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 1 Oct 1810 in Wayne Co., Kentucky. Abner was born in 1784 in Virginia 53 and died before 1877 in Wayne Co., Kentucky 53 .

General Notes: CC minister was in 1850 widower 53

1457-James Henry Hamilton 53 was born on 12 Jan 1793 in Madison, Kentucky, 53 died on 7 Jan 1861 in Jackson Twp., Morgan, Indiana 53 at age 67, and was buried in East Hill Cem., Morgantown, Morgan, Indiana. 53

General Notes: morgan co 1829
to clerk of Wayne Co., KY Certify James H. Hamilton and Hannah Francis joined
in holy matrimony October 27th, 1825 by elder John Williams, MG

Copy of Bond by James H. Hamilton, Samuel H. Hamilton & Samuel Allen$50.oo
as surety for marriage of James H. Hamilton & Hannah Francis 24th Oct,1823
Kentucky. (Also listed on p. 130 of Wayne Co., KY Marriages & VitalRecords
Vol 1- Bork 1972)

LAND: 161 No. 124 Hamilton & Wife to Sanders
This Indenture made this 23rd day of November one thousand Eight hundredand
Twenty nine between James Hamilton and Hannah his wife of the County of Wayne
and State of Kentucky of the one part and Gabriel Sanders of the Countyand
state aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that for and inconsideration of
the Sum of Sixty Dollars to them in hand paid by the said Sanderss tothem the
Said Hamilton & wife before the signing of these presents the Receiptwhereof
the Said Hamilton and wife do hereby acknowledge and thereof doth releaseand
discharge the Said Gabriel Sanders and his heirs. Then the Said JamesHamilton
and Hannah his wife hath Granted Bargained and Sold and by thesepresents doth
Grant Bargain and Sell to him the Said G Sanders a cerain peace or tractof
Land Containing fifty acres be the Same more or less lying and beingSituated
in Said County on the waters of Beaver Creek, it being a Survey of JnoTaveford
bearing date the 13th of december 1823- Bounded as followeth towit.Beginning
at the James Hamilton's Beginning Corner two white oaks running North 10East
with said line. 40 poles to the corner a white oak Thence N 75 W 58 polesto a
Black oak and Dogwood. Thence South 50 West 43 poles to a hickoryThence S 50
poles to an ash and beech Thence S 70 E 50 poles to a stake thence tothe
Beginning from them the said Hamilton and wife and their Heirs to theonly use
and ..............the Said Sanders and his heirs and assigns forever andthey
the Said James Hamilton & Hannah his wife their heirs do warrant anddefend the
Said devised premises to him the said G Sanders his heirs against Lawfulclaim
of all persons and whosoever in Witness whereof they Said Hamilton & wifehath
lhereunto set their hands and Seals The day and date above written-
John Hamilton(his mark & seal) Hannah Hamilton (her mark and seal)
Witness: Jno Kelly James Hunter (Samuel???) Allen

LAND: Commonwealth of Kentucky Wayne County 22 February 1830, I JohnChipman
Clerk of the County Court for the County aforesaid do hereby Certity thatthis
Deed from James Hamilton and Hannah his wife to Gabriel Sanders was thisday
proven before me in my office by the oath of John Kelly, James Hunter YSamuel
Allen the three Subscribing Wiotnesses thereto in their proper person tobe the
act and deed of Hames Hamilton and Hannah his wife wherefore the Same isduly
admitted to record in my office given under my hand this 1st day of March1830
& 38 year of the Commonwealth. Jno Chipman Co. Cle.,

CENSUS: 1840 MORGAN
CO., IND CENSUS P. 133 LINE 27 JAMES H. HAMILTON MALES 5-10 11830-1835
40-50 1 1790-1810
FEMALES UNDER 5 1 1835-1840
5-10 1 1830-1835
10-15 2 1825-1830
30-40 1 1800-1810

CENSUS: 1850 CENSUS, MORGAN CO., IN JACKSON TWP
.
FAMILY 632
JAMES H. HAMILTON 58 M FARMER 1000 KY 1792
HANNAH 49 F KY 1801
ELIZABETH 24 F KY 1826
REBECCA 22 F KY 1828
VIANNA 19 F IN 1831
JOHN 17 M LABORER IN 1833
HANNAH 11 F IN 1839

CENSUS:1860 morgan co., indiana census
.
DW. 316 FAM. 314
JAMES H. HAMILTON 66 M KY 1796
HANNAH " 55 F KY 1805
JOHN F. " 27 M IND 1833

HISTORY: MORGAN, MONROE, BROWN CO. HISTORY, BLANCHARD 1884 P. 251
JOHN F. HAMILTON IS 4TH OF 7 CHILDREN OF JAMES H. AND HANNAH (FRANCIS)HAMILTON
NATIVES OF KENTUCKY, AND RESPECTIVELY OF IRISH AND GERMAN DESCENT, JAMESH.
HAMILTON MOVED TO JOHNSON CO., IN IN 1829, REMAINED 2 YRS, THEN MOVED TO
JACKSON TWP. WHERE HE DIED.

age 67 yr 11 m 25 da (abt 1862?)
53

James married Hannah Francis ,53 daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 27 Oct 1825 in Wayne Co., Kentucky. Hannah was born about 1801 in Kentucky 53 and died in 1881 in Jackson Twp., Morgan, Indiana 53 at age 80. They had five children: Elizabeth, Rebecca, Vianna, Hannah , and John Francis .

14571-Elizabeth Hamilton 53 was born about 1826 in Kentucky 53 and died before 1950 53 .

Elizabeth married ____________ Daugherty ,53 son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

14572-Rebecca Hamilton 53 was born about 1828 in Kentucky 53 and died before 1950 53 .

Rebecca married ____________ Pratt ,53 son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

14573-Vianna Hamilton 53 was born about 1831 in Indiana 53 and died before 1950 53 .

Vianna married ____________ Merriman ,53 son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

14574-Hannah Hamilton 53 was born about 1839 in Indiana, 53 died before 1950 53 , and was buried in Morgantown, Morgan, Indiana. 53

Hannah married ____________ Donnel ,53 son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

14575-John Francis Hamilton 53 was born on 12 Apr 1833 in Morgan, Indiana, 53 died on 17 Jan 1914 in Morgan, Indiana 53 at age 80, and was buried in Mt. Nebo Cem., Morgantown, Indiana. 53

General Notes: Blanchard's History of Morgan, Monroe and browns Counties. Indiana 1884
page 251
JOHN F. HAMILTON-farmer and stock-raiser, was born April 12, 183, in this
county, and is the fourth of the seven children of James H. and Hannah
(Francis) Hamilton, natives of Kentucky, and respectively of Irish andGerman
descent. James H. Hamilton moved to Johnson County, Ind., in 1829,remained
two years, then moved to this townshsips where he died. He was one ofthe
firstr settlers and with the aid of h is son John, made one of the bestfarms
in the township. John F. Hamilton was bred a farmer, and afforded such
education as the schools could give. After the death of his father,which
took place in the winter of 1861, he took charge of the farm and remainedwith
his mother until her death in 1881. He then purchased the homestead,
containing 120 acres, to which he added forty, and has now a good farm,with
many valuable imprrovements. January 28, 1864 he married Miss Matilda
Ferguson, born October l8, 1841, by which union they have become parentsof
nine children-Lucy A., Wiffiam F. (deceased), Mary B. Almira M., JamesE., Ira
W.,d Minnie, John E. and Clarnece R.. Mr. Hamilton is an able manager ofhis
affairs and a prosperous liberal gentleman. He and his wife arecommunicants
of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Morgan Co., IN Peoples Guide
Hamilton, J. F. farmer 2 m W Morgantown B. IND 1833 Dem Meth.

FHL Film 1502573 info compiled by Alma Fraker of Morgan Co., IND

Morgan Co., IN marriage book C-D p. 348

MARRIAGE: From copy of Marriage record in Hamilton Family Bible Sent toWillis Arnold Finchum by
Gerald T. and Susan D, Grandle Jan. 27, 2000

John F. Hamilton and Isabel M. Ferguson were married January 28th 1864 53

John married Isabella Matilda Ferguson ,53 daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 28 Jan 1864 in Morgan, Indiana. Isabella was born on 8 Oct 1841 in Morgan, Indiana, 53 died on 14 Apr 1898 in Morgan, Indiana 53 at age 56, and was buried in Mt. Nebo Cem., Morgantown, Indiana. 53

General Notes: Blanchard's History of Morgan, Monroe and browns Counties. Indiana 1884
page 251
JOHN F. HAMILTON-farmer and stock-raiser, was born April 12, 183, in this
county, and is the fourth of the seven children of James H. and Hannah
(Francis) Hamilton, natives of Kentucky, and respectively of Irish andGerman
descent. James H. Hamilton moved to Johnson County, Ind., in 1829,remained
two years, then moved to this townshsips where he died. He was one ofthe
firstr settlers and with the aid of h is son John, made one of the bestfarms
in the township. John F. Hamilton was bred a farmer, and afforded such
education as the schools could give. After the death of his father,which
took place in the winter of 1861, he took charge of the farm and remainedwith
his mother until her death in 1881. He then purchased the homestead,
containing 120 acres, to which he added forty, and has now a good farm,with
many valuable imprrovements. January 28, 1864 he married Miss Matilda
Ferguson, born October l8, 1841, by which union they have become parentsof
nine children-Lucy A., Wiffiam F. (deceased), Mary B. Almira M., JamesE., Ira
W.,d Minnie, John E. and Clarnece R.. Mr. Hamilton is an able manager ofhis
affairs and a prosperous liberal gentleman. He and his wife arecommunicants
of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Morgan Co., IN Peoples Guide
Hamilton, J. F. farmer 2 m W Morgantown B. IND 1833 Dem Meth.

FHL Film 1502573 info compiled by Alma Fraker of Morgan Co., IND

Morgan Co., IN marriage book C-D p. 348

MARRIAGE: From copy of Marriage record in Hamilton Family Bible Sent toWillis Arnold Finchum by
Gerald T. and Susan D, Grandle Jan. 27, 2000

John F. Hamilton and Isabel M. Ferguson were married January 28th 1864 53

1458-Andrew Hamilton 53 was born about 1795 in Madsison, Kentucky 53 and died before 1910 53 .

General Notes: Wayne Co., KY Marriages & Vital Records Vol 2 - Bork 1972
Hamilton, Andrew and Elizabeth Wadw. Surety,Joseph Wade . Married 29December
1817 by James Lear. 53

Andrew married Elizabeth Wade ,53 daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 29 Oct 1817 in Wayne Co., Kentucky. Elizabeth was born about 1817 in Wayne Co., Kentucky 53 and died in 1881 53 at age 64.

1459-Nancy Hamilton 53 was born about 1796 in Madison, Kentucky 53 and died before 1910 53 .

General Notes: md by James Lair p. 192
53

Nancy married Daves John Williams ,53 son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 24 Oct 1815 in Wayne Co., Kentucky. Daves was born about 1792 in Wayne Co., Kentucky 53 and died before 1910 53 .

145A-Joseph Henry Hamilton 53 was born on 13 Mar 1799 in Garrard, Kentucky 53 and died about 1885 in Macon, Missouri 53 at age 86.

General Notes: 1820 ky
40 in 1839
md by James Lair

53

Joseph married Nancy Kiggin ,53 daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 29 Dec 1817 in Wayne Co., Kentucky. Nancy was born about 1802 in Wayne Co., Kentucky 53 and died in 1864 53 at age 62.

145B-Dorothy "Dolly" Hamilton 53 was born in 1800 in Garrard, Kentucky 53 and died after 1880 in Morgan, Indiana 53 .

General Notes: US/CAN 976.964 V2b Wayne County Vital Records
Dorothy Hamilton md James T Hickman Wayne Co., KY by John Williams 19apr
1825 p. 139 Surety; James H. Hamilton

Bond by James T. Hickman & James H. Hamilton 18 April, 1825 $50.00 53

Dorothy married James Taylor Hickman ,53 son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 19 Apr 1825 in Wayne Co., Kentucky. James was born about 1800 in Wayne Co., Kentucky 53 and died before 1840 53 . They had six children: Charles Hamilton, (No Given Name), Mary A., James H., John W. , and W. M. .

General Notes: "History of Morgan, Monroe and Brown Counties, Indiana 1884" Charles
Blanchard
p. 253 Jackson Township and Morgantown James H. Hickman is a nativeof
Johnson County, IN; was born December 2, 1833 and is fourth child of six
children of James T. and Dorothy (Hamilton) Hickman natives of Kentucky,and
respectively of English and Irish descent, who came to this section ofthe
state in 1832; afterwards moving to Morgantown where he closed his life.

1850 Census of Morgan County, Ind. Jackson Twp. 3rd of Oct. 1850
Fam. # 650 ( Hamiltons, Whetstine, Troxell are next to them)
Dorothy Hickman 50 f KY James T. must have died
Mary A. " 19 f KY
James H. " 16 m IN
John W. " 13 m IN
W.M. " 11 m "
53

145B1-Charles Hamilton Hickman 53 was born in 1827 in Kentucky 53 and died in Indiana 53 .

General Notes: 1850 Census of Morgan Co., IN Jackson Twp., Enum. 2 Oct. 1850
Fam. # 634 (#633 is William Hamilton, Harriott who later md James H. isin
this family)
Charles H. Hickman 34 m farmer KY
Catharine " 23 f IND
Mary J. " 2 f "
James H. " 8/12 m "

Fam. # 650 is Dorothy Hickman next to Hamilton families

Morgan Co. Marr. rec. bnk B
53

Charles married Catharine Whetstine ,53 daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 10 Sep 1846 in Morgan, Indiana. Catharine was born in 1827 in Indiana 53 and died in Indiana 53 .

General Notes: 1850 Census of Morgan Co., IN Jackson Twp., Enum. 2 Oct. 1850
Fam. # 634 (#633 is William Hamilton, Harriott who later md James H. isin
this family)
Charles H. Hickman 34 m farmer KY
Catharine " 23 f IND
Mary J. " 2 f "
James H. " 8/12 m "

Fam. # 650 is Dorothy Hickman next to Hamilton families

Morgan Co. Marr. rec. bnk B
53

145B2-__________ Hickman 53 was born about 1829 in Morgan, Indiana 53 and died about 1830 53 at age 1.

145B3-Mary A. Hickman 53 was born in 1831 in Kentucky 53 and died before 1950 53 .

145B4-James H. Hickman 53 was born on 2 Dec 1833 in Johnson, Indiana. 53

General Notes: internet:
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Meadows/8056/bios/jameshhickman.txt
Contains the article below that WAF already copied from the book.

"History of Morgan, Monroe and Brown Coumties, Indiana 1884" byBlanchard
P. 253 JAMES H. HICKMAN, stock-raiser and farmer, is a native of Johnson
County, Ind.; was born December 2, 1833, and is the fourth of the sixchildren
of James T. and Dorothy (Hamilton) Hickman, natives of Kentucky, and
respectively of English and Irish descent, who came to this section ofthe
state in 1832; afterward moved to Morgantown, where he closed his life.James
H. Hickman was reared to the business of farming. He began for himselfon
reaching manhood, and although he received but $600 as an aid in thestruggle
of life, has accumulated 350 acres of fine land, in good cultivation andwith
many improvements. March 2, 1854, he married Miss Elender Hamilton ofMorgan
County, which union has been crowned by six children-Theresa J, deceased;
Louisa I.; William H., deceased; Joseph P.; James N. and Ira E.; theyhave
also adopted a daughter-Louisa I. Donnell. Mr. Hickman is a Republican,and
was an active member of the Grange organization. He is a liberalcontributor
to every good work, and an esteemed citizen. He and his wife areefficent
members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
53

145B5-John W. Hickman 53 was born in 1837 in Indiana 53 and died before 1950 53 .

145B6-W. M. Hickman 53 was born in 1839 in Indiana 53 and died before 1950 53 .

145C-Charles H. Hamilton 53 was born on 26 Oct 1805 in Wayne Co., Kentucky 53 and died in 1855 in Vienna, Macon, Missouri 53 at age 50.

General Notes: Deed Book H, page 280 Wayne Co., Kentucky Hamilton to Scott
This Indenture made and entered into this 4th day of May 1840 betweenCharles
H. Hamilton & Malissa his wife of the County of Wayne and State ofKentucky of
the one part and Stephen Scott of the County and State aforesaid of theother
part Witnesseth that the sd Hamilton & wife for and in consideration ofthe
sum of $1500-to them in hand paid or notes of hand executed the receiptof
which is hereby acknowledged here and by these presents doth grantbargain and
sell unto the sd Scott one certain tract or parcel of land situate lyingand
being in the County aforesaid on the waters of Cumberland river andbounded as
follows towit Beginnig at a hickory being James Jones corner running N17 W
220 poles to a stake thence N 45 E 100 poles to James Bogards corner twopost
oaks hickory & black oak thence S 76 E 60 poles to a stake thence S 60 E94
poles to two hickors passing James Bogards corner thence S 18 W 132 polesto
John Hammons line to a hickory & black oak thence with sd Hammons line S85 W
92 poles to a black oak thence south 9 W 110 poles to the beginningcontaining
166 acres be the same more or less together with all and singular the
appertances and the sd C H Hamilton and Malissa his wife for themselvestheir
heirs...doth covenant and agree to and with sd Stephen Scott that theywill
warrant and forever defend the sd tract or parcel of land to him sd Scott
against the Claim of themselves their heirs &6? as well as against theClaim of
all and every person or persons whatever In testimony whereof the sd C H
Hamilton and Malissa his wife have hereuntoi set their names and affixedtheir
seals the day and year above written.
Page 281
also one other tract or parcel of land joining the above tract abovespoken of
being the same sold by Maeager Phillips Administrator of Nancy Frydeceased and
deeded by John S. Mills to C H Hamilton and bounded as follows to witbeginning
at a black oak two posts oak & a hickory corner to C E Mills and WmSoocket S
45 W 100 poles to a post oak & hickory on James Jones line thence withthe
same N 20 W 32 poles to a post oak & blackjack on James Whites linethence N 78
E 8 poles to a hickory Sockets scorner thence with the same N 63 E 88poles to
the beginning containing about 8 or ten acres be the same more or lessforand
in consideration of fthe sum of twenty dollars to them in hand paid thesd C H
Hamilton & Malissa his wife doth sell and convey unto sd Scott to haveand to
hold the land hereby conveyed the sd C H Hamilton & Malissa his wife do
covenant agree with him sd Scott that the will warrasnt and defend thetitle of
sd land unto sa Scott from the claim of him sd C H Hamilton and his heirsor
assigns but against the claim or claims of no other person whatever orpersons
whatever. Also one tract by virtue of part of land warrant No 22712bearing
date the 11th day of Sept 1837 containing 45 acres be the same more orless
bounded as follows towit beginning at 2 Two hockorys and black oak C H
Hamilton's old corner running S 60 E with a line of Allen Beath's 10poles to a
stake at or near his hickory cornerthence N 20 E with McBeath's line 75poles
to a stake on Thomas Turner's line thence with Turner's line S 12 E 98poles to
a stake at or near Rhodes Garth's corner thence with Garth's line S 53 W64
poles to a post oak Garth's corner thence with his line S 18 E 54 polesto a
crooked hickory Garrth's corner on Hudson's line thence with the same N77 W 74
poles to a stake on sd line sd Hamilton's corner thence N 18 E with hisline to
the beginning with its appurtainences to sd Stephen Scott his heirs &6?forever
The sd C H Hamilton & Malissa his wife for and in consideration of thesum of
$30 to them in hand paid doth bargain and sell & convey unto the sd Scottthat
they will warrant and covenant agree with him sd Scott that he willwarrant and
defend the title of sd tract of land to him the sd Scott against the ofall
persons holding claim under me whereunto we have.......(the rest is noton my
copy....)
53

Charles married Malissa Hardgrove ,53 daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 12 Nov 1828 in Pulaski, Kentucky. Malissa was born about 1808 in Wayne Co., Kentucky 53 and died in 1885 53 at age 77.

146-Joseph Henry was born about 1756 in Pennsylvania, 54 died on 14 Sep 1814 in Orange Co., Indiana 44 at age 58, and was buried in Orange Co., Indiana. 54

Research Notes:

• He served in the military from 1778 to 1781 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina. 54 Summary of Service:
Enlisted about August 1778, Lincoln Co., North Carolina, served under Capt. Malcom, Col. Hamilton. Pension W-10096-NC.

Abstract:
Joseph or Joseph Henery, Mary, W10096 (also see N.A. Acc #874 #050085 not 1/2 Pay), NC Line, wid appl 31 Jul 1844 Carroll Co AR aged 88, sol lived in Lincoln Co NC at enl, sol had 2 bros killed at the battle of Kings Mtn, towit; John & Moses Henry, sol & wid had m about 1st of Mar 1781 in Lincoln Co NC & sol d 14 or 15 Sep 1814, children were; Matthew b 25 Jun 1783, Nancy b 21 Aug 1785, Philip b 6 Dec 1787, Sally b 6 Jun 1790, Hannah b 10 Jun 1792, William b 25 Oct 1794, Hugh b 5 Jan 1796 & Hugh 2nd b 7 Feb 1798, Joseph b 12 May 1801, Polly b 2 Aug 1805 & Maclin b 1 Dec 1810.

Copies of Mary Henry's application for pension for Joseph's military service:


• He appeared on the census in 1790 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina. Enumerated on p. 117 (near brothers James and William) with 1 maile 16+, 2 males 15-, and 3 females.

• Deed: 15 Oct 1794, Lincoln Co., North Carolina. Oct. 15, 1794 Joseph Henry (Lincoln Co) to Nathan Mendinhall (same)
for 60£ NC money sold [ac omitted]; half of 250 ac on both sides of Falls Br of Crowders Creek: border: Wm C Davies; includes Joseph Henry's improvement; granted Apr. 28, 1768 to Wm Henry who died intestate and land went to his eldest son Moses Henry who sold Feb. 13, 1773 to John Henry whose will on Dec. 24, 1779 gave land to his brothers Joseph Henry & Wm Henry jr. to be equally divided between them. Signed Joseph Henry. Witness James Henery & Mark Massey. Wit. oath Apr. 1795 by Joseph Henry. Book 17, p. 232.

• Domicile: 25 Oct 1794, Lincoln Co., North Carolina. Moved from North Carolina about 1794, as evidenced by the letter from Olney Church recommending Joseph Henry and wife to other congregations.

• Tax Rolls: 11 Apr 1795, Madison Co., Kentucky.

• He appeared on the census in 1810 in Wayne Co., Kentucky. 3-1-1-0-1/1-2-0-0-1. Next door are Charles Hamilton and Joseph's sister, Hannah Henry.

Joseph married Mary Shearer , daughter of Matthew Shearer and Sarah ____________ , on 1 Mar 1781 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina.54 Mary was born about 1756 54 and died in 1852 at age 96. They had 11 children: Mathew, Nancy, Philip, Sally, Hannah, William, Hugh, Hugh, Joseph, Polly , and Malcom .

Research Notes:

• Court Records: Oct 1774, Tryon Co., North Carolina. 55 Ordered by the Court that Wm Feares be appointed guardian to Nancy & Mary Shearer orphan children of Matthew Shearer Deceased agreeable to their choice in open court. He proposes for security Jacob Mooney Ju'r & Simeon Kuykendal bound in the sum of £100. accepted

• Domicile: 25 Jul 1844, Carroll Co., Arkansas. 54 Per application for RW widow's pension.

• Domicile: 7 Feb 1846, Washington Co., Indiana. 54 Per application for RW widow's pension.

• Domicile: 4 Jul 1848, Taney Co., Missouri. 54 Per application for RW widow's pension.

• Domicile: 6 Aug 1851, Taney Co., Missouri. 54 Per application for RW widow's pension.

1461-Mathew Henry 44 was born on 25 Jun 1783 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina 54 and died before 26 Sep 1845 54 .

1462-Nancy Henry 44 was born on 21 Aug 1785 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina. 54

Research Notes:

• Domicile: About 1840, Johnson Co., Missouri. 54 Philip Henry stated in an affadavit August 26, 1845 (supporting his mother's request for RW widow's pension) that his sister Nancy "when last heard from was living in Johnson Co., Missouri".

1463-Philip Henry 44 was born on 6 Dec 1787 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina 54 and died before Feb 1849 in Washington Co., Indiana.

Philip married Mary "Polly" Scott , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, about 1814 in Kentucky or Indiana. Mary was born in 1794 in Kentucky and died after Aug 1870.

Marriage Notes: Children:Andrew H. (1815->1900)
Nancy (1817->1870)
Sarah (1820-1862)
Hugh (1822->1900)
Mary Ann (1824-1913)
Margaret (1827-)
William (1827-1851)

1464-Sally Henry 44 was born on 6 Jun 1790 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina. 54

1465-Hannah Henry 44 56 was born on 10 Jun 1792 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina 54 and died in Arkansas.

General Notes: Hannah Henry was married to Wm C. Scott born in Ky. Died in Indiana. Their daughter, Susan Scott was my great-Great grandmother who married John Gaskins a pioneer in No.Eastern Ark. known as John"The Bear Hunter". He was born in Ky,lived in Indiana with his siblings and mother(his father died in a mill accident in Indiana)and moved to Eureeka Springs in Carroll County with The Scott family and other relatives.
Source: Peggy Webber Mc Clory info4peggy@cs.com 2003-02-04

Hannah married William C. Scott , son of Unknown and Unknown , on 8 Aug 1816 in Orange, Indiana. William was born in Kentucky, died in 1900 in Carroll Co., Arkansas, and was buried in Union Chapel, Garfield, Arkansas. They had six children: Susan, Liza, John, Sarah Jane, Mary , and William H. .

General Notes: Peggy Webber Mc Clory info4peggy@cs.com 2003-02-04 15:45:47 Hannah Henry was married to Wm C. Scott born in Ky. Died in Indiana. Their daughter, Susan Scott was my great-Great grandmother who married John Gaskins a pioneer in No.Eastern Ark. known as John"The Bear Hunter". He was born in Ky,lived in Indiana with his siblings and mother(his father died in a mill accident in Indiana)and moved to Eureeka Springs in Carroll County with The Scott family and other relatives.

11/20/1996 In the 1850 census Searcy County, Richland Twp., there is Phinas M
Robertson 11/12 of AR, Caroline ? 4 of AR; not sure where these folks fit in
just yet, also on the census are:William, Hannah, Sarah, Mary Coker, William H.
Scott, Rebecca Coker (4) 09/01/98.

The Phinas M. & Caroline are Robinson's as Liza married John Robinson, they
were probably just visiting, John died in 1880, I don't know the death date for
Liza.

14651-Susan Scott 56 was born on 12 May 1814 in Indiana and died on 7 Sep 1882 in Carroll Co., Arkansas at age 68.

14652-Liza Scott 56 was born about 1817.

Liza married W. W. "John" Robinson , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________. W. was born about 1817 in Tennessee and died in 1880 in Madison, Arkansas at age 63.

14653-John Scott 56 was born in 1822 in Indiana and died before 1922 in Arkansas.

John married ____________ Hannah , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, about 1841. ____________ Hannah was born about 1822 in Kentucky and died in Nov 1859 in Madison, Arkansas at age 37.

John next married Malinda Duckworth , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 5 Mar 1868 in Benton, Arkansas. Malinda was born in May 1834 in Tennessee and died after 1920.

14654-Sarah Jane Scott 56 was born in 1824 in Indiana.

Sarah married John R. Turney , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________. John was born in 1820 in Georgia.

14655-Mary Scott 56 was born in 1828 in Indiana, died in Carroll Co., Arkansas, and was buried in Union Chapel Cem, Carroll, Arkansas.

General Notes: Mary & Rebecca were with her parents in the 1850 Census, Richland twp.,
Searcy County, AR - Family #43.

Mary married John Coker , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, about 1845. John was born about 1820 in Indiana and died before 1856 in Carroll Co., Arkansas. They had one child: Rebecca Jane .

General Notes: Mary & Rebecca were with her parents in the 1850 Census, Richland twp.,
Searcy County, AR - Family #43.

Mary next married Hugh Henry , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, about 1855. Hugh was born in Jun 1827 in Indiana> and died after 1880 in Garfield, Carroll, Arkansas. They had two children: Hannah E. and Susan Ann .

General Notes: Mary & Rebecca were with her parents in the 1850 Census, Richland twp.,
Searcy County, AR - Family #43.

14656-William H. Scott 56 was born in 1836 in Indiana and was buried in Indiana.

William married ____________ Armentie , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, about 1857. ____________ Armentie was born about 1841 in Indiana.

1466-William Henry 44 was born on 25 Oct 1794 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina. 54

1467-Hugh Henry 44 was born on 5 Jan 1796 54 and died before 1 Feb 1798 54 .

1468-Hugh Henry was born on 1 Feb 1798. 54

1469-Joseph Henry 44 was born on 12 May 1801. 54

146A-Polly Henry 44 was born on 2 Aug 1805. 54

146B-Malcom Henry 44 was born on 1 Dec 1810. 54

147-Unknown Henry .

General Notes: We know from William Henry, Sr.'s estate records in Tryon Co. Court Minutes that there were snine children living at the time of his death. The ninth child may be Mary Henry, who married Wlater Carson and lived in Rutherford Co., NC (at one time part of Tryon Co.), west of the Crowder's Creek area where the Henrys are believed to have lived.

Two pieces of circumstantial evidence support this theory:

1) Hannah Tanner Henry's mother was named Mary, but there is no Mary among the other eight children.

2) Walter Carson appears to be descended from

Aaron Devinney (b. NJ?) + Margaret Stuart (b. 1716 in Wilmington,New Castle,Delaware) (married Old Swedes, as did William Henry Sr. and Hannah Tanner) =

Aaron Devinney II (b. 1747 York Co., PA) + Sarah Black (1748 York Co., PA) =
Mary "Polly" Devinney + John McFarland (his father a neighbor of John McIntire in Cumberland) =

Mary "Polly" McFarland + John Carson =

Walter Carson + Mary Henry (b. circa 1760) m. circa 1780 =

Isabella Carson b: 27 FEB 1782 in Rutherford Co., NC
Polly Carson b: 25 JAN 1784
John T. Carson b: ABT. 1787
William Henry Carson b: 29 MAY 1789
Walter Carson , Jr. b: 2 JUN 1791
Felix Watson Carson b: 1794 in Rutherford Co., NC
Daniel Calder Carson b: 12 DEC 1796
James Porter Carson b: 1801 in Rutherford Co., NC
Louisa Ann Carson b: 1804
Mary Carson b: ABT. 1806

A few sources say this Mary Henry is the daughter of Henry's Knob William Henry. Most sources say that that William Henry's daughter, Mary, married James Smith.

148-William Henry Jr. 31 57 was born about 1762 in Pennsylvania or North Carolina, died in 1837 in Gwinnett Co., Georgia at age 75, and was buried in Sodom Churchyard, Gwinnett Co., Georgia.

Research Notes:

• Photo:

• He served in the military revolutionary War in North Carolina. 57 On June 12, 1999, a Grave Marker Dedication Ceremony was held by The Georgia Society , Sons of the American Revolution, George Walton Chapter, for William Henry Revolutionary War Soldier at the Sodom Churchyard Cemetery, aka The Henry Family Cemetery, located on the Gwinnett and Rockdale County Line.

Listed page 586 of the"Georgia Revolutionary War Soldiers Graves." Served in the North Carolina Troops. Listed under Pierce'S Register, from Seventeenth Report of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, page 11, Certificate No. 90695. This No. is consistent with the receipt for pay received on the disbandment of the 2nd NC Regiment on James Island, North Carolina. William Henry Paid to November 15, 1783, R. Fenner, Agent. (R. Fenner was a Major in the 2nd NC Regiment and was captured by the British at Charleston, South Carolina on May 17, 1780.)

(Source: Research by Elaine McKenzie and Julia Kedroff)

Listed on page 388, Report of the Daughters of the American Revolution Index Book. Certificate No. 90695 in the amount of $80.00 Paid William Henry.

(Source: National Archrives, Atlanta, Ga. research by Susan Givens Jones.)

William Henry's name appeared on a Service Record card showing that he served in a Company commanded by Capt. Benjamin Coleman with the 2ND NORTH CAROLINA REGIMENT. Card No. 37450463. List dated Febr. 18th. 1782. Remarks: Present sick. Signed by: W.R. Hastings, Copyist. The date as shown on the card is the same as the date Charleston, SC was recaptured from the British by the American Army. It is assumed that since Capt. Coleman had been captured by the British, that William Henry was also captured on May 17, 1780.
Index No. 3833
Roll 782- M881

(Summary courtesy of Reese Henry)

• Deed: 1787, York Co., South Carolina. In 1787 William Henry deeded property [on Fishing Creek] to Oliver and James Wallace; witnessed by Joseph Wallace. Is this the same William Henry? The possibility is supported by his father-in-law, Matthew Russell, having witnessed a deed involving property in this area in October, 1787.

• Deed: 23 Jul 1789, Lincoln Co., North Carolina. William Henry, Jr. sold to N. Mendinhall in 1789, for 21 pounds his half of 250 ac on both sides of Falls Br of Crowders Creek inherited from John Henry through his will dated Dec. 24, 1779.

Image of the deed as recorded in Lincoln Co. Deed Book 16, pp. 342-343.

Transcription courtesy of Reese Henry:

This INDENTURE made the 23rd day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & eighty nine, between William Henry Junr. of the State of North Carolina & County of Lincoln of the one part and Nathan Mendenhall of the same State and County aforesaid: Witness, that for and in consideration of the sum of Twenty One Pounds current money of the State aforesaid in hand paid unto the said to William Henry Junr. by the said Nathan Mendenhall at and before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt hereof is hereby acknowledged . He the said William Henry Junr. Hath granted, bargained & sold and by these presents doth grant, bargain & sale alien efeoff convey and confirm unto the said Nathan Mendenhall, his heirs and assigns forever an undivided moiety or one half parts of a certain tract or parcel of land containing in the whole two hundred and fifty acres of land including the said William Henry Junrs. his improvements thereon lying and being in the State of North Carolina County of Lincoln aforesaid on both sides of the Falls Branch of Crowders Creek and is bounded as follows, To-Wit: Beginning at a Hickery, thence N 21' E 200 Poles to a Post Oak, thence W 69' W 200 Poles, thence S 21' 2oo Poles, thence to the beginning, originally to William Henry by Patent bearing date 28th day of April 1768 and the said Wm. Henry died Intestate the title of said land became legally vested in Moses Henry his eldest son and heir at law, who conveyed said land to John Henry as appears by a deed of bargain and sale dated the 13th day of Febr. 1773, and the said John Henry by his Last Will and Testament dated Dec. 24, 1779, did give and bequeath the said tract of land to his brothers, Joseph Henry and William Henry Junr. aforesaid to be equally divided between them as may more fully appear by a reference to the records to the last Will & Testament of the said John Henry. Together with all the right privileges and appurtenances to the said land belonging or in any wise appertaining to have and to hold the said moiety or equal part of the tract or parcel of land above described with the appurtenances there belonging unto the said Nathan Mendenhall his heirs and assigns to the only proper use dehoof of him the said Nathan Mendenhall and of his heirs and assigns forever and the said William Henry Junr. for himself his heirs, Executors & admrs, shall and will at all times warrant and forever defend the moiety or equal part of the tract of land above mentioned with all and singular premises there unto belonging or appertaining unto the said Nathan Mendenhall his heirs and assigns forever against all lawfull claims and demands what so ever (land tax excepted) whereby the above mentioned premises might or may be affected or incumbered contrary to the true intent and meaning of these presents In witness whereof the said William Henry Junr. hath here unto set his hand affixed this Seal the day and year first above written. WM. HENRY (SEAL)

Lincoln County June Session 1793
The within Deed was proved in open
Court by the oath of John Wilson, Esq.
an ordered to be Registered.

Signed sealed & delivered
in presence of _________
The word "Acres" below
the 9th line first interlined.

Robert Wilson
Jno. Barker
Jno.(?) Wilson


• Court Records: Oct 1789, Lincoln Co., North Carolina. October 1789: State vs. Robert Patterson and others. A. B. Presentment that Robert Patterson, Robert Campbell, William Hall, and John Robertson Junr., labourers, on 19 September 1789 with force and arms upon one William Henry Junr. an assault did make and did beat wound and ill treat. R. Wood, atto. A true bill, Thomas White, foreman. William Henry, Prs.

• He appeared on the census in 1790 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina. The 1790 Census in Lincoln Co, North Carolina shows the following:



Polled immediately after the homes of Jonathan Gullick (who married Moses' wife, Margaret) and Jas. Henry, the household of Wm. Henry, Jr appears to include the newlyweds William Henry, Jr., his wife, Jane Russell Henry, and a newborn daughter, Miriam. It is also possible that the Henry brothers' mother, Hannah, may have lived in one of these three households.

• He appeared on the census in 1800 in Pendleton Dist., South Carolina. William HENRY listed on page 26:
2 males under 10
1 male 26 to 45
1 female under 10
1 female 26 to 45
no slaves

Ten doors away is Hugh Diviney. Also nearby are James Alexander and Anne Cannon.

• He appeared on the census in 1810 in Pendleton Dist., South Carolina. Two William Henrys appear -- pages 143 and 159. The former (see image) lists:
Under 10: 3 males and 2 females
10 to 15: 1 male and 2 females
16-25: 1 male
25-45: 1 female
45+: 1 male

Thus, it is consistent with the William Henry appearing in the 1800 Pendleton District Census and both jibe with the vital statistics presently available on this family.

• Domicile: 1818, Gwinnett Co., Georgia. William and Jane moved to Gwinnett Co., GA in 1818 and were included in the 1830 DeKalb Co., Ga census. They are buried in the Sodom Cemetery in Dekalb Co., GA. (From notes of James Russell DRUSS1955@aol.com)

• He appeared on the census in 1820 in Gwinnett Co., Georgia. William Henry is listed on p. 268 (see image) as follows:
Under 10: 3 males
10 to 15: 2 males and 2 females
16-18: none
18-26: 1 male
26-45: none
45+: 1 male and 2 females
Slaves: 1 male 14 to 26

(John Henry, Joseph Cavender, James Diamond, Absalom Stewart neaby, all names referenced in Stewart's "Gone to Georgia"). Also, Luke Robinson, John Rutledge, both surnames that appear in Lincoln Co., NC, arel nearby)

These figures are not inconsistent with the 1810 Pendleton Dist., South Carolina figures. The data (assuming this is the same William Henry family listed in 1810) would indicate the birth of two or three sons in the intervening ten years, with one or two sons leaving home One daughter would also have left home, and one slave and one free female over 45 would have been added to the household.

• Land Lottery: 27 Mar 1827, DeKalb Co., Georgia. Georgia Land Lottery, 1827
REPRINT of OFFICIAL REGISTER of LAND LOTTERY OF GEORGIA 1827
18th DAY'S DRAWINING-March 27.
DEKALB.
page 52
Fortunate Drawers: William Henry, jr.,
Captains District: Smiths
Number: 143
District: 15
County: Lee County

• He appeared on the census in 1830 in DeKalb Co., Georgia. Appears as male aged 60-70.

• He signed a will in 1842 in DeKalb Co., Georgia. William Henry's will, closed in 1842, includes both Mason Ragsdale and William Henry, proving that Mason was married to William's sister (Polly) and that William was married to Mason's sister (Sallie).

William married Jane Russell , daughter of Mathew Russell and Jane McIntire , in 1789 in North Carolina. Jane was born about 1769 in North Carolina, died in 1857 in Gwinnett Co., Georgia at age 88, and was buried in Sodom Churchyard, Gwinnett Co., Georgia. They had 12 children: Miriam, John, Mary Elizabeth "Betsy," Hannah, Mathew W., William, Thomas, Mary J. "Polly," Martha "Patsy," James Russell, Joseph Tanner , and Milton Barry .

Research Notes:

• Family Bible:

Birth Notes: The James Russell Henry family bible states that Jane was born about 1764, which would have made her 86 in 1850. However, census data indicates a later birth date. She was listed in 1810 as aged 26-45, indicating a date of birth after 1765. In 1820, Jane appears as over 45, indicating a birth date before 1775. She was listed aged 50-60 in 1830, Dekalb Co., Georgia, indicating a date of birth between 1770 and 1780. In 1840, Jane appears in Gwinnett Co., Ga as part of the James Russell Henry household aged 70-80, therefore born between 1660 and 1670. In 1850, Jane was living with son James Russell Henry in Gwinnett Co. and was listed as aged 80. I have chosen to approximate Jane Russell Henry's date of birth as "about" 1769 based on the available census data.

1481-Miriam Henry was born in 1789 in North Carolina 32 and died in 1836 in Walker Co., Georgia at age 47.

Research Notes:

• Biographical Note:The following information was provided by Ellen Krause, a descendant of Miriam Henry, in an email to the compiler dated September 14, 2003:
family biography states, "We know nothing of the Henry family other than the fact that they were Scotch-Irish, and that Great Grandmother Garvin's maiden name was Miriam Henry. Mother often reminded us that our Great Granmother was Miriam Henry, and seemed to wish that we remember it."
(from "A Family History" by Grace B. Oliver, March, 1967).
The narrative is confusing as she does not use proper names when she refers to grandmother and sometimes uses it for greatgrandmother, so it would be confusing for anyone not knowing who was in the Oliver-Garvin-Cavender and Henry families. It is a story of the Olivers and Garvins going to Texas. William and Angeline go to Texas and they die there. It is memories of things told to Grace and she set them down in writing with the help of her sister who was older.
Grace's grandmother was Angeline Cavender Garvin. Angeline cried deeply over her mother dying and didn't want her forgotten so she impressed it upon her family not to do so. So in turn Grace's mother did the same, and passed it on for no one to forget that Miriam Henry lived.
I know that they have it as Great Grandmother Garvin, but in telling the story she is removed from the fact that it is Cavenders that she is talking about. At least she had it on the right side.
In telling of William Garvin, "On one of these trips, he was thrown from his horse and suffered a broken leg. This happened near Great Grandfather Cavender's place in what is now Dade County, Georgia. Great Grandfather took him into his home to stay until the leg mended. It fell to Angeline(a) Cavender to look after the invalid's needs. And to make a long story short, they fell in love and were married."
Angeline Cavender Garvin lived with Grace's family befoe she died.

Miriam married Joseph Cavender , son of Ezekiel Cavender and Ann ____________ , before 1810 in Pendleton Dist., South Carolina.58 Joseph was born in 1766 in Dinwiddie Co., Virginia and died in 1858 in Walker Co., Georgia at age 92. They had nine children: Rebecca, John H., Henrietta E., Wade Hampton, Angeline, Emmaline, Martha Celia, Catherine , and Joseph Milton .

14811-Rebecca Cavender was born in Georgia.

Rebecca married Tom McLain , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

14812-John H. Cavender was born on 21 Feb 1812 in Gwinnett Co., Georgia. 59

John married Frances Dyer , daughter of Wiley Dyar and Nancy Woolbright . Frances was born on 18 Aug 1817 in Kentucky and died on 28 Nov 1902 in Texas at age 85. They had one child: Julia .

14813-Henrietta E. Cavender was born in 1814.

Henrietta married William Nichols , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, in Fayette Co., Georgia.

14814-Wade Hampton Cavender was born in 1817.

14815-Angeline Cavender 60 was born about 1821 in Georgia.

Angeline married William Garvin , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, about 1837 in Georgia. William was born in 1811 in South Carolina and died about 1886 at age 75. They had ten children: Martha A., Almeda, Amanda Miriam, David Johnson, Angeline A., Joseph, Mary Emeline, Katherine, Samuel H. (Foster Child) , and Henry T. (Foster Child) .

Research Notes:

• He appeared on the census in 1850 in Dade, Georgia.

14816-Emmaline Cavender was born in 1824 in Fayette Co., Georgia and died in Texas.

Emmaline married James Jackson , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

14817-Martha Celia Cavender was born in 1826.

Martha married John Calvin Brasswell , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

14818-Catherine Cavender was born in 1832.

14819-Joseph Milton Cavender 58 was born on 27 Feb 1836 in Walker Co., Georgia, 58 died on 26 Oct 1902 in Tarrant Co., Texas 58 61 at age 66, and was buried in Parker Cemetery, Grapevine, Tarrant Co., Texas. 61

Joseph married Mary Ann Bryan ,58 daughter of James Tillman Bryan and Elizabeth Ann Dooly , on 9 Jan 1868 in Walker Co., Georgia.58 Mary was born on 28 Dec 1841 in Walker Co., Georgia 58 and was buried in Parker Cemetery, Grapevine, Tarrant Co., Texas. 58 They had seven children: James Claud, William DeWitt, Joseph Edgar, Ruby Emma, Lizzie Ella, Mary Olive , and Fannie K. .

Research Notes:

• Photo: About 1899, Fort Worth, Texas.

Joseph Milton Cavender, Mary Ann Bryan Cavender, and daughter Ollie
Photo coutesy of Mike Patterson

1482-John Henry was born on 1 Oct 1792 in North Carolina, 32 died on 3 Jul 1874 in Pontotoc Co., Mississippi at age 81, and was buried in Hoyle Cemetery, Liberty, Union Co. Mississippi.

John married Bethenia Triphena "Penny" Cornwell , daughter of Elijah Cornwell and Catherine Cavender , on 3 Jan 1819 in Gwinnett Co., Georgia. Bethenia was born on 30 Mar 1798 in Wilkes Co., North Carolina, died on 10 Aug 1873 in Pontotoc Co., Mississippi at age 75, and was buried in Hoyle Cemetery, Liberty, Union Co. Mississippi. They had two children: George Washington and Martha Olive .

Research Notes:

• Domicile:They had lived in Green County Alabama, where he was a soldier in the Creek War. They moved to old Pontotoc County Mississippi, probably in 1840 or 1842. John Henry first appears on Mississippi Tax rolls in 1843. He is shown on 1850 slave schedules for Mississippi as owning 10 slaves.

• Letter: 11 Aug 1853, Pontotoc Co., Mississippi. The following is a contribution by Mrs. N. A. Cobb of Tupelo, Mississippi who is working on the Cornwell line.

Mrs. Nancy Diamond
Stone Mountain, Georgia

Near Tardyville
Pontotoc Co. Miss.
Aug 11, 1853

Dear Sister

We undertake to write to you once more. We are all in usual health at this time. Trithene's health is not good tho she able to be up most ofher time. G. W. Henry has had a few chills in his family tho they are all able to be about. We saw Eli Cornwell yesterday, he a family are in common health. The health of the Country is generally good at present, tho there is a case occasionally of fever & chill & Fever -We heard from Jno. R. Diamond not long since he & family were well. We saw one of our old neighbors today from Texas who says the country there was generally healthy when they left.

On the 3rd of July we had rain & since that time we have been seasonable. The forward corn will not make full crops, but late corn is very good. Cotton Is growing to weed considerably & baling tolerably well. We have no news of importance to write to you. -the Country has been very warm of late. We heard from you by Levi Hoyl's letter from Gwynnett since that time he has arrived at home which he did on last Sunday evening the 7th of this month. He stood his trip very well -Trin (?) was sick on the informing u§ of the death of our old mother which news very painful to us. We had expected for some time more especially since we got Levi Hoyl's letter.
We learned from L. Hoyl that Aba & George were coming out this fall & Martin wrote that George was coming perhaps himself We hardly know whether to look but Brother Eli thinks they wi 11 come. If they should come Trithene wishes you to come with them, says she desires to see you very much -that she has ever visited you when she was able & now she is not able, she wishes you if opportunity offers to he sure to come, hoping that you will never lose any thing by it.

We wish to be remembered to our old Mother Henry, Y. Smith & family & all our relatives & old friends without any exception .

We wish you to write to us the earliest opportunity. We are over glad to hear from Georgia, especially from our old region Mountain Creek.

G. W. Henry & family sent their best respects to you all. We will now close subscribing ourselves your affectionate brother & sister truly

John & Trithene Henry

(Nancy Diamond was Nancy Cornwell, a sister to Eli Cornwell and Trithene Henry.
Bethenia Triphena Cornwell married John Henry 3 Jan. 1819, died Pontotoc Co. MS, 10 Aug. 1873 )

General Notes: John Henry's wife, Bethenia Cornwell, was the daughter of Catherine Cavender whose brother Joseph was married to Miriam Henry.

14821-George Washington Henry was born on 23 Sep 1819 in Gwinnett Co., Georgia and died on 12 Apr 1876 in Union Co., Mississippi at age 56.

George married Emiline Minor ,62 daughter of Lazarus Minor and Mary Jones .

14822-Martha Olive Henry was born on 6 Apr 1821 and died on 23 Aug 1869 in Union Co., Mississippi at age 48.

1483-Mary Elizabeth "Betsy" Henry was born on 3 Sep 1795 in Pendleton Dist., South Carolina and died on 10 Apr 1855 in Pontotoc Co., Mississippi at age 59.

Mary married Isaac Payne , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________. They had seven children: Alfred, Martha, Eliza, John, Matthew, Elizabeth , and Thomas .

14831-Alfred Payne was born on 6 Aug 1818 and died on 19 Aug 1896 at age 78.

Alfred married Mary Francis Riggs , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

14832-Martha Payne was born in 1826.

14833-Eliza Payne was born in 1831.

Eliza married Solomon Hoyle , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

Eliza next married Levi Clark Hoyle , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

14834-John Payne was born in 1832.

14835-Matthew Payne was born in 1833.

14836-Elizabeth Payne was born in 1837.

14837-Thomas Payne was born in 1840.

1484-Hannah Henry was born in 1797. Another name for Hannah was Anna Henry.

Hannah married David Sellers , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________. They had five children: P.B., Anna, Rufus S., M. Griffin , and Brown .

14841-P.B. Sellers .

14842-Anna Sellers .

14843-Rufus S. Sellers .

14844-M. Griffin Sellers .

14845-Brown Sellers .

1485-Mathew W. Henry was born about 1799 in Pendleton Dist., South Carolina and died in Jan 1863 in Gwinnett Co., Georgia at age 64.

Research Notes:

• He owned land in 1826 in DeKalb Co., Georgia. An important segment of local real estate change hands for the first time in 1826 although it had little promise of becoming important at the time .

Jane Doss, a widow, of Knox District, Jackson County, Georgia, was the fortunate drawee of land Lot No. 78 of the 14th District of De Kalb County in the lottery of 1825. Sight unseen , she sold it in 1826 to Mathew Henry, of Gwinnett County for 50 dollars, or less than 25 cents an acre for the 202 1/2 acres. Henry held the land lot intact for twelve years, making no improvements of record there upon and then decided that it would never amount to much. Rueben Cone came forward as a purchaser and for 300 dollars Mathew executed a deed in Gwinnett County, on January 7, 1838, For Lot 78, lock stock,and barrel. He probably congratulated himself upon his astuteness in collecting a five hundred percent profit (before taxes) from Judge Cone .....This land lot, so lightly regarded in the 1820's and 1830's now comprises the ground upon which stands the north half of the downtown business district of Atlanta.

Source: Franklin Garrett's, Atlanta And Its Environs, on p. 60 of the book.
Letter dated September 16, 1976 from Mrs. Polly R. Bradbury to Mrs. Thomas M. Crawford.

Mathew married Phoeby Josephine Lee , daughter of Zachariah Lee and Rebbeca Brock . They had nine children: Rebecca Jane, Mary E, Martha H., William Perry, Zacharia Lee, John Washington, James Milton, Sarah Frances , and Clary Ann .

14851-Rebecca Jane Henry was born in 1830.

14852-Mary E Henry was born in 1831.

14853-Martha H. Henry was born in 1834.

14854-William Perry Henry was born in 1835.

14855-Zacharia Lee Henry was born on 13 Oct 1836, died on 30 Mar 1916 at age 79, and was buried in Sodom Churchyard, Gwinnett Co., Georgia.

Zacharia married N. A. ____________ , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________. N. was born on 10 Jan 1844, died on 14 Jul 1916 at age 72, and was buried in Sodom Churchyard, Gwinnett Co., Georgia.

14856-John Washington Henry was born on 13 Apr 1839, died on 20 Mar 1908 at age 68, and was buried in Sodom Churchyard, Gwinnett Co., Georgia.

John married Sarah A. ____________ , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________. Sarah was born on 19 Dec 1840, died in Feb 1884 at age 43, and was buried in Sodom Churchyard, Gwinnett Co., Georgia.

14857-James Milton Henry was born in 1842.

14858-Sarah Frances Henry was born in 1845.

14859-Clary Ann Henry .

1486-William Henry was born in 1800 in Pendleton Dist., South Carolina, 63 died in 1888 in Heflin, Cleburne Co., Alabama at age 88, and was buried in Lower Cane Creek Cemetery, Cleburne Co., Alabama.

Research Notes:

• Land Lottery: 1827, DeKalb Co., Georgia. REPRINT of OFFICIAL REGISTER of LAND LOTTERY OF GEORGIA 1827
18th DAY'S DRAWINING-March 27.
DEKALB.
page 52
Fortunate Drawers: William Henry, jr.,
Captains District: Smiths
Number: 143
District: 15
County: Lee County

William married Sarah "Sallie" C. Ragsdale ,65 daughter of Elijah Ragsdale and Mary Kennedy , on 20 Nov 1826 in Newton Co., Georgia.64 Sarah was born in 1808 in Greenville, South Carolina, died in 1902 in Heflin, Cleburne Co., Alabama at age 94, and was buried in Lower Cane Creek Cemetery, Cleburne Co., Alabama. They had 13 children: Calvin Calaway, Green H., Jasper R., Matilda, Newton Ragstel, L., Sinderilla, Mary Jane, Newberry Sanford, Elijah Jackson, Francis M., John Alexander , and William J. .

Research Notes:

• Photo:

Research Notes:

• Name:According to some sources, Sallie Ragsdale is said to be named for her paternal grandmother, Sarah Charlton. Though it might be inferred that her middle name is Charlton, there is no solid evidence to that effect. Her tombstone reads Sallie C. Henry.

14861-Calvin Calaway Henry was born in 1827 in Gwinnett Co., Georgia and died before 21 Sep 1855 in Cleburne Co., Alabama.

Calvin married Emily Coffey , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, in 1848 in Benton Co., Alabama. Emily was born on 27 Jan 1828 in Gwinnett Co., Georgia and died on 15 Aug 1898 in Leake Co., Mississippi at age 70.

14862-Green H. Henry was born in 1828 in DeKalb Co., Georgia and died on 13 Jan 1859 in Randolph Co., Alabama at age 31.

Green married Sophia ____________ , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

14863-Jasper R. Henry was born in 1829 in Gwinnett Co., Georgia.

14864-Matilda Henry was born in 1830 in Georgia.

14865-Newton Ragstel Henry 66 was born on 30 May 1831 in Gwinnett Co., Georgia and died on 2 Jun 1862 in Knoxville, Knox Co., Tennessee at age 31.

Newton married Mary B. Chandler , daughter of Allen Chandler and Mary Frances Bryan , in 1852 in Alabama. Mary was born about 1832 in Walton Co., Georgia.

14866-L. Henry was born about 1833.

14867-Sinderilla Henry was born about 1835 in Georgia.

Sinderilla married J.L. Black , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 8 Aug 1853 in Calhoun Co., Alabama.

14868-Mary Jane Henry was born about 1837.

14869-Newberry Sanford Henry 67 was born on 9 Nov 1839 in Calhoun Co., Alabama, died on 17 Feb 1932 in Temple, Cotton Co., Oklahoma at age 92, and was buried on 19 Feb 1932 in Csa Cemetery, Sandusky, Grayson Co., Texas.

General Notes: Calhoun Co. later became Cleburne Co.

Research Notes:

• Newspaper: 21 May 1931, Whitesboro, Grayson Co., Texas. Source:
The Whitesboro News- Record, Whitesboro, Texas
Thursday, May 21, 1931 and Friday May 22, 1931
Excerpts from:

"LIFE OF A CONFEDERATE SOLDIER AND PIONEER"

Newberry Sanford Henry was born in Calhoun County, Alabama, November 9, 1839, of English-Irish extraction. He is the only survivor of a family of thirteen children and the only one of nine brothers who came to Texas after Lee laid down his arms to Grant.

His father, William Henry, and his mother, Sarah (Sallie C.) Ragsdale, Pioneered from North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia to Alabama, as a young couple.

William Henry, his father, became a wealthy land owner, and a leader in the affairs of his state. He organized the present county of Cleburne, Alabama, and was for many years a Commissioner. He was also its first mill and gin owner and purchased for his wife the first cook stove ever used in that part of the state. The ladies came from miles around to see this wonderful invention. This cook stove was discarded in a short while, however, and later sold. It did not prove as satisfactory as the great fireplace that had always served to cook food for this numerous family.

He says his father at one time had collected 1400 dimes. His mother attended church at one place for 60 years. William Henry was always keenly interested in the development of his county and community. He invested in, and lost ten thousand dollars, when the then famous Selma, Al.and Dalton, Ga., railroad failed.

On William Henry's place, where wrestled and played nine boys, work was always a paramount issue. Each lad had his definite tasks to perform, for it was held in that household that idle hands and brains were indeed, the devil's workshop.

Women took pride in excelling in fine needle-work. There were no sewing machines when Berry Henry was a lad, and a great deal of the clothes worn were spun and woven by hand. But for best wear, fine calico, the Dollie Varden type, could be had at 75 cents a yard and silk at not a great
deal higher price. Men, for best wear, wore broadcloth elaborated into swallow-tailed coats.

At the age of about twenty two Berry Henry, together with four brothers volunteered and joined the ranks of the Southern Confederacy. Only two returned, Berry..........(couple of sentences missing from newspaper clipping) with the 10th Alabama Regiment under Capt. Hanna to Virginia. After seeing some service, he became very ill and was in the hospital eight months before his father came and took him home to Al. Ten months elapsed before he was able to join the Tennessee Army at that time camped on Lookout Mountain.

The morning following his arrival in camp, his command was drawn up in line of battle. It was deemed wise to divide the army. One half was stationed on the mountain top and the half he with occupied Lookout's rugged, wooded side.

Berry Henry, in describing his first real fight said: " the morning was dark with fog, and the tangled brush, stubby trees and rocks tripped us. The enemy could not be discerned. There was a call for pickets to go forward , locate and test the enemy. We knew we would meet them. With gun in hand I crept stealthily along and as was expected, I met a Federal picket and commanded him to halt. Refusing, he advanced and simultaneously we fired. He fell, and I dodged behind a large tree to escape the rain of bullets hurled at me from the enemy's guns from some where in that awful fog. (and believe me, that tree was as full of bullets as a porcupine is of bristles). Providence often times shields His children in strange ways and places, and I felt that protecting care then as at other times of seemingly unescapable places."

The Battle of Missionary Ridge, or The Battle That Never Was

" After our skirmish with the enemy on Lookout Mountain, we retreated to Missionary Ridge. And there on the firing line, awaiting the attack of the Federal army that was being reinforced almost hourly, was seen the ............(words missing from the newspaper clipping) ........had ever held.
Fully......mile away, we could plainly see their colossal lines, column after column, forming for battle. We could hear the thunderous tread of between twenty and forty thousand soldiers. Officers, on their horses were galloping about, trumpeting their orders; the sounds of march kinds of music
blended with the marching and thunderous tramp of those horses' feet. All the trappings of a resplendent army served to paint on my mind an indelible picture. Entrenched in our own breast-works, we were watching with varying emotions. Easily outnumbered, ten to one, poorly equipped by comparison, we feared complete annihilation, but we never thought of surrendering. When one of the largest and bravest armies of that great war swept in grand style, to inspiring music, to within firing distance, General Hardy ran along our lines crying "Boys, Give 'EM Hell". Out we leaped over our breast works like grim -faced martyrs going to certain death, but determined to do our best."

"We ran about fifty yards, halted, then poured into their lines a death -dealing volley that broke their ranks. They did not close in, but scattered like thousands of leaves before a mighty forest tornado. We saw some dead and wounded before us, but not a man of us was lost. Such shouting and rejoicing must have almost stormed the gates of Paradise."

Although forced, later, to retreat to Dalton, Ga., it was a famous victory that day.

War, like every thing in life is not without its humorous side, "One time.....(Sentences missing from newspaper clipping) Tennessee, close on the heels of the enemy, they were hard pressed when crossing Duck River that they left their wagons, containing food, clothing and other supplies in mid-stream. The river was deep, its water icy, but it takes more than such handicaps to balk hungry men. Capt. Hughes, later a resident in my old home town, Whitesboro, Texas, swam to the wagons and "snitched" a pair each of oil trousers and heavy overcoats. How we ever made it back through those icy waters with such a heavy load, we also managed to carry a quantity of food, we could never tell."

He relates this story: " We arrived at Franklin, Tennessee, where the army had entrenched and great breastworks were thrown up. Horrible scenes met our vision as we saw both Federals and Confederates piled two or three deep. We marched to Nashville, Tennessee and there threw up breastworks and stayed several days. The weather was severely cold."

" I was selected to serve on picket duty. I walked all night long to keep from freezing to death. We were very hungry, and I said: "Lets get something to eat." We took a gun and hunted all day without success. Just before dusk we came across a old hog pen; at one end there were three hogs. Very soon an old man came to feed them. We talked with him and shortly he left us. With some difficulty we managed a small slip-gap, turned the hogs out, drove them to the big pen about 200 yard and shot one. We cut out all we could carry thrown over a pole and walked eight miles back to camp. We had six men in our mess and such a feast."

"In retreating from Tennessee, Pettus's Alabama brigade marched in a hollow square all day long, fighting the enemy's calvary from every side as they surrounded us. Just about dark they made a terrific effort to run through our ranks and capture us. We were near a river, so plunged in, some times wading, at other times swimming, we managed to get across. The weather was bitterly cold and we were almost frozen to death, but the advance had got over the river and build huge log fires and thus saved our brigade from what would have resulted in tragedy worse than capture."

"Next move we were ordered to Virginia to aid Lee, but on arriving we found that Lee's army had surrendered and was going home. I saw Jeff Davis and his Cabinet running from the Federals."

"Just after dark there was an iron box taken from one of the cars placed on the ground near our command; and I was one of the six men appointed to guard it. This box was about two feet square and exceedingly heavy. Each of us tried to lift it but failed. We decided it contained gold or silver, possibly both, and that it belonged to Jeff Davis. Jeff Davis was captured on that trip and our conjectures verified. General Johnson surrendered in the Spring and we all returned home."

We wanted to get back to normal living, and to work, but horses were scarce. There were not enough for all. We received information the Federals at that time were turning loose thin, poorly conditioned horses near Atlanta, Ga., about eighty miles distant.

I walked the eighty miles but failed to find a loose horse; they had been picked up as fast as turned out. Just before night I saw a Federal regiment moving northward, and I decided that was my chance for a horse. I followed them to a thicket where they staked camp. It was absolutely dusk and I maneuvered about their camps until I located where some horses were kept that I might secure. I stole near on my hand and knees, under the cover of darkness, and was slowly making my way to where the horses were. Two fine horses, with halters on, tramped past me into a old field. I was shaky but I caught them, made my get away safely and rode all night, stopping at my uncle"s. The Yankees made chase. They were armed and told me that they were going to have those horses if they if they had to bring in a regiment. I told them I hadn't seen the horses. At that very moment I had them tied to a grove about 50 yards from the house.
.........(Next few sentences or maybe more are missing from newspaper clipping).......................

Newberry Sanford Henry left his home in Heflin, Alabama, after the Civil War and moved, first to Pittsburg, Texas, then to Winnsboro, Wood County Texas, where he worked splitting rail for $1.50 per day. Five years after Berry Henry's marriage to Miss Mary Henderson he sold his farm near Winnsboro and purchased a place near Whitesboro, Grayson County, Texas. After the death of his first wife, Mary Henderson Henry, he married Miss Nancy Hambright. At the time of this article he had resided in Grayson Co., Texas for fifty years. He was 92 years old when this article was written.

His life was unique in that he never had a law-suit, never was sued, was never a witness in court, Yet for more than 40 years was active in all progressive and worthwhile movements of his community. He never had a debt that he did not pay.

He says: " I joined the Methodist Church during the war. I never sowed any wild oats and lived a virtuous life without habit of any kind and used tobacco in no form whatsoever. I led the singing at Winnsboro for five years and served also in other capacities as Sunday school superintendent, choir and prayer meeting leader and church steward."

Death has thinned the ranks of his old-time friends, but he headily makes new ones, and has a keen interest in all the affairs of life. He still possesses a geniality not often encountered in men much younger.

Newberry Henry.

Newberry married Mary M. Henderson , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, in Pittsburg, Wood Co., Texas. Mary was buried in Csa Cemetery, Sandusky, Grayson Co., Texas.

General Notes: Calhoun Co. later became Cleburne Co.

Newberry next married Nancy Norwood Hambright , daughter of Benjamin Hambright and Eliza Jane Mitchell , on 2 Feb 1886 in Grayson Co., TX. Nancy was born on 5 Nov 1856 in Flint Springs, Bradley, Tennessee and died in Whitesboro, Grayson Co., Texas.

General Notes: Calhoun Co. later became Cleburne Co.

1486A-Elijah Jackson Henry was born on 7 Mar 1841 in Cleburne Co., Alabama, died on 10 Jun 1928 at age 87, and was buried on 11 Jun 1928 in Samaria Cemetery, Attala Co., Mississippi.

General Notes: Elijah Henry on his application for service as a Confederate Army Pension noted that he was 79 yrs. old. Had served in the same unit for 3 yrs. 11 mos. 14 days. When asked, "Were you with your command in active service at the surrender in 1865?" His answer, "I was, but I was captured & taken prisoner 2 days before Lee's surrender." Elijah lived to be 87 yrs. old.

Research Notes:

• He served in the military between 1861 and 1865 in Alabama. Co. H. 10Th AL Inf., CSA

1486B-Francis M. Henry was born about 1845 in Alabama, died in Jul 1862 in Knoxville, Knox Co., Tennessee at age 17, and was buried in Knoxville, Knox Co., Tennessee.

General Notes: Francis M. Henry joined Confederate Army Co. D, 31 Alabama Inf. in 1862 & died in July, 1862 of typhoid fever in Knoxville, TN.

Research Notes:

• He served in the military in 1862 in Alabama. Francis M. Henry, Joined the Confederate Army Co. D. 31 Alabama Inf. in 1862, and died in July, 1862, of Typhoid Fever in Knoxville, Tennessee.

1486C-John Alexander Henry was born on 30 May 1846 in Heflin, Cleburne Co., Alabama and died on 1 Jun 1935 in Heflin, Cleburne Co., Alabama at age 89.

1486D-William J. Henry was born about 1851.

1487-Thomas Henry was born about 1807 in Pendleton Dist., South Carolina.

1488-Mary J. "Polly" Henry 68 was born about 1805 in Pendleton Dist., South Carolina, 68 died on 29 Apr 1894 in Clayton Co., Georgia 68 at age 89, and was buried in Adamson-Fielder Cemetery, Clayton Co., Georgia.

Research Notes:

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• She signed a will on 23 May 1889 in Clayton Co., Georgia. Item 3: Appoint my friend William R. Henry executor. [William R. Henry is probably her nephew William, son of Joseph Tanner Henry].

• She appeared on the census in 1880 in Clayton Co., Georgia. District 34, Militia District No 1189, p.477
Enumerated as M. Ragsdale, W, F, 74, Farmer, widowed, born Ga., father born Ga., mother born Ga., with daughter Martha A., W, F, 35, Boarder, single, born Ga., father born Ga., mother born Ga.

Mary married Mason Mosley Ragsdale , son of Elijah Ragsdale and Mary Kennedy . Mason was born in 1805 in South Carolina, died in Feb 1872 in Clayton Co., Georgia 69 at age 67, and was buried in Adamson-Fielder Cemetery, Clayton Co., Georgia. Another name for Mason was Mason M. Ragsdale.65 They had eight children: Zipporah, Asbury M., Williamson Ledford, Mary Jane, James Berry, Jesse Cleveland, Martha Ann , and Sarah Frances .

Birth Notes: Some sources say born in South Carolina.

Research Notes:

• Photo:

• He appeared on the census in 1840 in DeKalb Co., Georgia. Under 5: 1male, 1 female
5-10: 2 males, 1 female
10-15: 1male
20-30: 1male
30-40: 1 female
One free colored person aged 55-100

Neighbors include Absalom Stewart, James Diamond,

• He appeared on the census in 1870 in Henry Co., Georgia. Mason M. Ragsdal 65 M W Farmer Georgia
Mary 63 F W Keeping House South Carolina
Martha 22 F W Georgia

Next door is Mary A. Henry aged 33 with children Nancy A (13), Mildrid A (11), Rutha S. (9), and Edward S. (8).

Next door to Mary Henry is the household of George W. Dodson (47 M W Farmer Georgia)

14881-Zipporah Ragsdale 70 was born in Georgia.

Zipporah married R. H. Cannon , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 21 Nov 1872 in DeKalb Co., Georgia.71

Zipporah next married A. J. Coggin , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 16 Oct 1888 in DeKalb Co., Georgia.72

14882-Asbury M. Ragsdale was born in Georgia.

14883-Williamson Ledford Ragsdale was born on 27 Oct 1828 in Marietta, Cobb Co., Georgia 70 73 74 and died on 19 Jan 1886 in Palo Pinto, Parker, Texas 70 73 at age 57. Another name for Williamson was William Ledford Ragsdale.

Research Notes:

• Photo: About 1860.



Williamson Ledford Ragsdale, abt 1860

• Bill of Sale: 9 Oct 1877, Parker Co., Texas.



Bill of sale signed by W. L. Ragsdale

Williamson married Caldonia Dulcena Camp , daughter of Aaron Camp and Sarah A. Suttle , on 12 May 1853 in Rock Springs, Georgia.74 Caldonia was born on 11 Sep 1827. 74 They had five children: Aaron Mosley, Wlliam Cicero, Sarah Jane, Cora Caldonia , and Unnamed Infant .

Research Notes:

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Children of W. L. and Caledonia Camp Ragsdale

14884-Mary Jane Ragsdale 75 was born on 25 Jun 1832 in DeKalb Co., Georgia, 70 died on 14 Dec 1911 in Georgia 70 at age 79, and was buried in Dec 1911 in Adamson-Fielder Cemetery, Clayton Co., Georgia.

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Mary married Spalding Lewis Fielder , son of Obediah Martin Benge Fielder and Elizabeth Thornburry Heard , in 1852 in Georgia. Spalding was born in 1822 in Morgan Co., Georgia, died in Dec 1868 in Clayton Co., Georgia at age 46, and was buried in Dec 1868 in Clayton Co., Georgia. They had two children: George Mosely and Leula .

14885-James Berry Ragsdale 76 was born on 27 May 1834 in Henry Co., Georgia, 77 died on 13 Aug 1912 in Atlanta, DeKalb Co., Georgia 77 78 at age 78, and was buried on 16 Aug 1912 in Flat Shoals Baptist Church, Brushy Knob, Henry Co., Georgia.

Death Notes: Atlanta Constitution Obituary indicates he died on August 14.

Burial Notes: This cemetery is located in Land Lot 190 of the 11th district of Henry County, Stockbridge, Georgia. I675S to Exit 3. East on Ellenwood/Panola Drive. Left on East Atlanta Road. Immediate right on Fairview. Cemetery on right after Flat Shoals Church Rd. intersection behind church. This cemetery appears to only be active for family members already buried there, who have reserved plots.

Research Notes:

• Photo:

J. B. Ragsdale, about 1899

• He served in the military in Georgia. Ragsdale J. B. F 3 Battalion Georgia Private Private Confederate (Is this James Berry Ragsdale?)

• His obituary was published on 16 Aug 1912 in Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.

James married Mary Catherine Carroll ,80 81 daughter of ____________ Carroll and Mary Caroline Farr , on 11 Aug 1859 in Fulton Co., Georgia.78 79 Mary was born on 5 Nov 1840 in Cobb Co., Georgia, 78 82 died on 4 Mar 1931 78 82 at age 90, and was buried in Flat Shoals Baptist Church, Brushy Knob, Henry Co., Georgia. They had ten children: John S., Mary J. "Mollie," James Thomas, Martha Ophelia, Oscar Luther, Georgia, Leila B., Dora D., Charles M. , and Bessie .

Research Notes:

• Photo:

J. B. Ragsdale Family, about 1899

L to R: Unknown Grandchild (?), Mary Catherine Carroll Ragsdale, Bessie Ragsdale, Charles Ragsdale (?), Dora Ragsdale, James Berry Ragsdale, Oscar Luther Ragsdale, Unknown, Leila Ragsdale

Ragsdale siblings with O. L.'s fiance, Kate Dodson -- about 1897
Front, L to R: Kate B. Dodson, Bessie?, Dora, Georgia
Rear, L to R: Ophelia, Leila, O.L., Mollie

Teacher Kate Dodson's First School -- about 1897
Back Row: O.L. Ragsdale (10th from right, in light suit). W. Bartow Owens (8th from right, tall, with mustache)
Second Row: Kate Dodson (far right), Georgia (4th from right), Mollie (5th from right), Ophelia (6th from right), Leila (7th from right), Dora (8th from right), Bessie (10th from right)

Mary Catherine Carroll Ragsdale and family, about 1925.
To her immediate right, James Franklin Ragsdale and his father, James Thomas Ragsdale.
The tall balding man with mustache in right rear is W. Bartow Owens, standing behind wife Ophelia.

Corrections and additions to identification are welcome!

• They appeared on the census in 1860 in Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia. J. B. Ragsdale, 26 M born Georgia, Brickmaker
M. C. Ragsdale, 19 F born Georgia
Also listed in the household is an R. McDuffee, 29 M born NC, Brickmaker

Death Notes: Atlanta Constitution Obituary indicates he died on August 14.

Burial Notes: This cemetery is located in Land Lot 190 of the 11th district of Henry County, Stockbridge, Georgia. I675S to Exit 3. East on Ellenwood/Panola Drive. Left on East Atlanta Road. Immediate right on Fairview. Cemetery on right after Flat Shoals Church Rd. intersection behind church. This cemetery appears to only be active for family members already buried there, who have reserved plots.

Research Notes:

• Photo:

Mary Catherine Carroll Ragsdale, about 1899

• She appeared on the census in 1930 in DeKalb Co., Georgia. Mary Ragsdale, 89, Georgia, Georgia, Georgia, None
Dora, 50, Georgia, Georgia, Georgia, Sales Lady, Dress Shop

• Newspaper: 1931, Atlanta, DeKalb Co., Georgia.

Mary Catherine Carroll Ragsdale with daughter Ophelia Owens, granddaughter, great-grandaughter, and great-great-granddaughter

14886-Jesse Cleveland Ragsdale was born on 23 Apr 1836 in Georgia, 83 died on 10 Apr 1893 83 at age 56, and was buried in Rock Springs Primitive Baptist Churchyard, DeKalb Co., Georgia. 84

Jesse married Minerva Robertson , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 1 Oct 1861 in DeKalb Co., Georgia.85 Minerva was born on 1 Aug 1840, died on 9 May 1911 at age 70, and was buried in Rock Springs Primitive Baptist Churchyard, DeKalb Co., Georgia. 84

Marriage Notes: 1880 Census:
J. C. RAGSDALE Self M Male W 44 GA Farmer GA GA
Minerva RAGSDALE Wife M Female W 39 GA Keeping House GA GA
Sarah RAGSDALE Dau S Female W 12 GA At Home GA GA
William RAGSDALE Son S Male W 9 GA GA GA
Nancy RAGSDALE Dau S Female W 6 GA GA GA
James RAGSDALE Son S Male W 5 GA GA GA
Beuvy RAGSDALE Son S Male W 3 GA GA GA
Rebecca RAGSDALE Dau S Female W 1 GA GA GA

14887-Martha Ann Ragsdale 70 was born about 1838 in Georgia and died on 19 Jan 1912 at age 74.

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14888-Sarah Frances Ragsdale 70 was born about 1840 in Georgia.

Sarah married Thomas Robertson , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 22 Mar 1860 in Henry Co., Georgia.

1489-Martha "Patsy" Henry was born in 1809 and died in 1865 at age 56.

Martha married John Stidham , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

148A-James Russell Henry was born on 17 Jun 1810 in Pendleton Dist., South Carolina and died on 21 Oct 1865 in Medora, Macoupin Co., Illinois at age 55.

Research Notes:

• He served in the military. James Russell Henry served in the Civil War and was taken prisoner by Union forces. He was dismissed after the war, became feeble, and died Oct. 21, 1865 in Medora, Illinois.

James married Permelia Frances Eckles , daughter of Robert Eckles and Eliza Paxon , on 1 Oct 1839. Permelia was born on 22 Nov 1822 in Commerce, Jackson Co., Georgia, died on 14 Jun 1903 in Commerce, Jackson Co., Georgia at age 80, and was buried in Harmony Christian Church Cemetery, Jackson Co., Geogia.

Marriage Notes: Children of James Henry and Permilia Eckles are:
Robert3 Henry, born July 21, 1840
Sarah Jane Henry, born November 03, 1841
Andrew Lafayette Henry, born November 01, 1843
Mary Eliza Henry, born October 07, 1845
Martha Josephine Henry, born November 14, 1847
William Milton Henry, born March 01, 1850
James Matthew Henry, born October 01, 1853
Susan Laura Henry, born November 11, 1855
Angeline Tallulah Henry, born November 23, 1856
Eugenia Toccoa Henry, born October 02, 1858
Joseph Patrick Henry, born January 13, 1860
Frances Elizabeth Henry, born May 06, 1863

Research Notes:

• Domicile:Permelia inherited from her fathers estate a piece of property on both
sides of the Yellow River, which she sold to William D. Fain. She bought land on the Mayesville Highway in Jackson County near Commerce and moved with some of her children. In 1901 she donated three acres of this land to the Harmony Christian Church. She died on June 14, 1903, and is buried in the church cemetery.

148B-Joseph Tanner Henry 62 86 was born about 1812 in Pendleton Dist., South Carolina and died in Gwinnett Co., Georgia.

General Notes: William Henry Married Jane Russell
begat: Joseph Tanner Henry Married Clary Minor 9/29/1833
begat: Cyrus Vance Henry, Married Henrietta Duncan
begat: Lawrence J. Henry , Married Annie Louvenia Sloan Sept. 4 1887
begat: Jessie Cleveland Henry Married Eva Jane Moore
begat: Robert C. Henry Married Uldine Butterworth
begat: Michael W. Henry Married Sarah McArthur (wife and I)
begat: Taylor Michael Henry and Jordan Elizabeth Henry (My two children)

Joseph T. lived to be very old. Born 1811 and died sometime around 1897. I have a land transaction from about that time, but there is no record in the 1900 census. I suspect he is buried in the Friendship Cemetery, but their records only go back to about 1910.

Cyrus was slightly wounded in the War of Northern Aggression when he lost a finger and was given a pension. He was also captured in Vicksburg, MS, on July 4, 1862. (Roster of the Confederate Solders of GA 1861-1863, Vol 4, page 544). According to this source, Flavious "died of camp fever, March 31, 1863". Cyrus is buried in the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery on Friendship road in southern Hall Co. (he is in the old section across the street). His wife is buried in the Sardis Methodist Church Cemetery a couple of miles up the road. I have a copy of his will, also.

Joseph moved from the original home place near the Walton, Gwinnett, DeKalb County border (the Sodom Cemetery area--I have visited it and have some of the grave stone names) to southern Hall Co. near the Gwinnett Co. line. There they built a home place. It has been moved a few miles from the original site and has been restored and is lived in.

Lawrence was murdered in the same area by Math Cain and his 2 sons. "It is alleged that on Monday March 26th, the Cains knocked Henry on the head, and he died two days later from the effects of the lick." Gwinnett Journal, April 3,1928. Hearing this story was what got me started on this genealogy trek in the first place.
My grandfather, Cleve, was the first to come off the farm when he moved to Gainesville, GA (where I grew up) and started a General Store. It was destroyed in the great tornado in 1936. He started a small store by his home on West Ave., and my father and uncle ran it until about 8 years ago.

(Source: message posted Jan 3, 2001 by Mike Henry to the Henry Family Genealogy Forum at Ancestry.Com)

Research Notes:

• He appeared on the census in 1850 in DeKalb Co., Georgia. Appears in DeKalb Co, Diamond's District, as 37, Farmer, South Carolina, with Clara, 36, North Carolina, and seven children. Next door to Absalom Stewart (?) family.

Joseph married Clary Minor ,62 daughter of Lazarus Minor and Mary Jones , on 29 Sep 1833 in DeKalb Co., Georgia.62 Clary was born on 5 May 1816 in Granville Co., North Carolina. 62 They had 11 children: Missouri, Cyrus V., Patrick L., Zipporah Jane, Flavius J., Mark A., Virgil A., Mary Missouri, Arthusa, William , and Emma Nora .

148B1-Missouri Henry 62 86 was born in 1834 in DeKalb Co., Georgia. 62

Missouri married ____________ Orr ,62 son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

148B2-Cyrus V. Henry 62 86 was born in 1836 in DeKalb Co., Georgia.

Research Notes:

• He served in the military in 1862 in DeKalb Co., Georgia. Cyrus V Henry
Residence: DeKalb County, Georgia
Occupation:
Service Record:
Promoted to Full Corporal Enlisted as a Private on 15 May 1862 Enlisted in Company D, 42nd Infantry Regiment Georgia on 15 May 1862
POW on 04 July 1863 at Vicksburg, MS
Paroled on 06 July 1863 at Vicksburg, MS
Promoted to Full Sergeant 4th Class on 15 October 1863 (Estimated day of Promo) Wounded on 14 March 1865 at Kinston, NC (Finger amputated)

Sources:Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865. (GARosterC) Published in 1955-58 by Longino & Porter

Cyrus married Etta Duncan , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

148B3-Patrick L. Henry 62 86 was born in 1838 in DeKalb Co., Georgia and died about 1862 62 at age 24.

Patrick married Ella Thornhill , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

148B4-Zipporah Jane Henry 62 86 was born on 9 Apr 1840 in Gwinnett Co., Georgia 62 and died on 4 Feb 1924 in Gwinnett Co., Georgia at age 83.

Zipporah married John Riley Hopkins ,62 son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 26 Apr 1859 in DeKalb Co., Georgia.87 They had one child: Lela Eleanor .

148B5-Flavius J. Henry 62 86 was born in 1842 in DeKalb Co., Georgia and died on 31 Mar 1863 in DeKalb Co., Georgia 62 at age 21.

Research Notes:

• He served in the military on 4 Mar 1862 in DeKalb Co., Georgia. 88 Flavius J Henry
Residence: DeKalb County, Georgia
Occupation:
Service Record:
Enlisted as a Private on 04 March 1862
Enlisted in Company D, 42nd Infantry Regiment Georgia on 04 March 1862
Absent on 01 April 1862 at DeKalb County, GA (Sick leave, indefinitely)
Died of disease on 31 March 1863

Sources: Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865. (GARosterC) Published in 1955-58 by Longino & Porter

148B6-Mark A. Henry 62 86 was born in 1846 in DeKalb Co., Georgia.

Mark married Martha Hopkins , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

148B7-Virgil A. Henry 62 86 was born in 1849 in DeKalb Co., Georgia.

Virgil married Sally Tuck , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

148B8-Mary Missouri Henry 62 86 was born in 1851 in DeKalb Co., Georgia.

Mary married Wig Orr , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

148B9-Arthusa Henry 62 86 was born in 1853 in DeKalb Co., Georgia.

Arthusa married S.N. Tuggle ,62 son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

Arthusa next married ____________ Owens ,62 son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

148BA-William Henry 62 86 was born in 1855 in DeKalb Co., Georgia.

William married Sallie Tuck , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

148BB-Emma Nora Henry 62 86 was born in 1857 in DeKalb Co., Georgia.

Emma married Jacob Silvester Pirkle , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________. They had one child: Eugenia .

148C-Milton Barry Henry was born on 14 Dec 1814 in Pendleton Dist., South Carolina and died on 26 Jan 1895 in Corinth, Alcorn Co., Mississippi at age 80.

General Notes: Perhaps named for (or for an ancestor of) Milton Berry, a resident of Lincoln Co., North Carolina born 1800-1810 (per 1830 census). Milton Berry is a neighbor of the Ratchfords and witnessed a marriage between Israel W. Henry and Martha Porter on 12 Nov 1839. The Barry and Berry names are prevalent in cemeteries where members of the Henry and related families are buried.

Research Notes:

• His obituary was published in 1903 in Corinth, Alcorn Co., Mississippi. Obituary
Mr. M.B. Henry
Corinth, Ms. Herald Historical Edition, 1903

For forty years lived in and near Corinth, and who was recognized during his lifetime as one of the substantial and leading citizens of his section. He was born in Old Pendleton District, South Carolina, on the 14th day of December, 1814, and when only four years of age his parents emigrated to DeKalb County, Georgia. Mr Henry remained in Georgia for thirty six years, when he decided to emigrate to the, at that time, the far west. Having married Miss Eliza M. Wood of Stone Mountain, Georgia, in June, 1830 they moved in 1854 to Old Tishomingo, County, Mississippi, and settled just north of the present location of Corinth, but at that
date known as Cro---City. From his settlement in Tishomingo County until his death, Mr. Henry led a quiet, unassuming life, taking little interest in politics, and with the exception of serving as Justice of Peace, devoted his entire attention to the management of his farm. He was held in the highest esteem to the management of his farm. He was held on the highest esteem by all who know him and was ever regarded as a man of the strictest integrity and unblemished
character. He died in 1895 and was interred in Henry Cemetery, a new public burying ground previously laid out north of the City. Mrs Henry is still living and resides with her son, ex-Mayor, T.E. Henry, of Corinth.

Milton married Elizabeth M. Wood , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 25 Jun 1850 in DeKalb Co., Georgia. Elizabeth died on 26 May 1906. They had two children: Thomas E. and Louise Rose .

148C1-Thomas E. Henry was born on 3 Nov 1841 and died on 26 May 1935 at age 93.

Thomas married Laura Galloway , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

148C2-Louise Rose Henry was born on 30 Sep 1848 and died on 7 Aug 1932 at age 83.

149-Rebeckah Henry 89 was born about 1765 in Pennsylvania or North Carolina.

15-Mary Henry was born in 1722 in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, died in 1802 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina at age 80, and was buried in 1802 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina.

General Notes: Important Disclaimer

There is no concrete evidence that Mary Henry is a sibling of William Henry (of Crowder's Creek) or Thomas Henry b. 1719. Several pieces of circumstantial evidence support some familial relationship. Mary is listed as a sibling of William and Thomas here simply to facilitate research.

Mary married John Cathey , son of George Cathey and Jean ____________ , in 1743 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. John was born in 1725 in Cecil Co., Maryland and died on 4 Mar 1788 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina at age 63. They had six children: John, Elizabeth, Mary, Eleanor, Archibald , and Jean .

General Notes: BIOGRAPHY: John Cathey Sr/John Cathey Jr in Anson Co., NC abt 1749

BIOGRAPHY: John Cathey Sr. came to America from Ireland. His son John applied for a land grant in 1749. A patent of 400 acres of land was granted in Anson Co, North Carolina Vol IV (3) 963. We don't know who John Jr's wife was or just how many children he had but we do know his oldest child was named Margaret. See page 54. Also there was Polly, John, Alexander and George (Missy's note: she inserts George's name under the others). In a letter written to great great grand mother Margaret Cathey Armstrong by her brother George from Mecklinburg Co. NC on July 19, 1857 he tells about his father, John Cathey, leaving home to search for his son, John, who was a soldier during the Revolutionary War. He was in the battle of Hanging Rock, Aug. 6, 1780, taken prisoner, carried to Charlestown, South Carolina, and jailed aboard a ship moored in the harbor. At the close of the war his father John Cathey Jr started to Charleston to find him, but on the way met John Bell, also a prisoner in Charleston, who told John Cathey that his son was dead, died from Pneumonia and that he had helped bury him.

BIOGRAPHY: Cathey Family Genealogy Forum - posted 12 Oct 2002 - by MissyMcPherson

Research Notes:

• Deed: 25 Jan 1771, Tryon Co., North Carolina. 14 A Deed of Sale from John Cathey to Wm. Falls Dated the 25 of Jan'y 1771 for 150 acres of land Proved by Henry Wright Evidence thereto. Ordered to be Registered.

151-John Cathey was born in 1750 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina, died in 1781 in Charleston, South Carolina at age 31, and was buried in 1781 in Charleston, South Carolina.

General Notes: DEATH: In a letter written to Margaret Cathey Armstrong, by her brother George from Mecklenburg County, North Carolina on 19 July 1857 about their father John Cathey leaving home to be a soldier during the Revolutionary War. He was in the battle of Hanging Rock, taken prisoner,and carried to Charleston (Charles Towne), South Carolina. At theclose of the war, his father, John Cathey Sr. started to Charleston for him,but on the way met John Bell who was also a prisoner in Charleston. John Bell told John Sr. his son, John, was dead. He died of pneumonia and that he, John Bell, had helped bury him.

Boyt Cathey's book "Cathey Family History and Genealogy Vol I" is there and here is an exerpt regarding John Jr. from Dick Cathey:

"There is no record of a Revolutionary War pension by Esther Barber Cathey who was left with 8 young children at the time of John's death in 1781. Two letters were discovered and they shed a great deal of light on the events which happened during and after the Revolutionary War.
John was captured by the British and died of disease while held prisoner at Charleston, South Carolina. Some think he was captured while serving in Gen. Sumter's command in the skirmish on 6 August 1780 at Hanging Rock, South Carolina. This was a preliminary action to the Battle of Camden where Gen. Gates suffered a major defeat by the British. (Reference: Page 91 CHAPTER 4)
Although both sides claimed victory at Hanging Rock, Gen. Sumter seems to have had the upper hand and captured a goodly number of the Tory enemy. It appears that John Jr. was more likely to have been captured on 18 August 1780 at the Fishing Creek action, which occurred 2 days after the main battle at Camden. At Fishing Creek, Sumter's troops were surprised by Tarleton's cavalry while they lay exhausted from the rapid retreat from Camden. Tarleton's troops swept through the American camp, releasing over a hundred of their own men who had been captured at Hanging Rock. They also captured most of Sumter's men, probably including John Cathey, Jr.
It was reported that the British at Charleston kept many of the captured patriots imprisoned on ships at anchor off Charleston. Such close confinement naturally was adverse to the health of these poor men, they fell victims of disease and died. John was buried inan unmarked grave in the Charleston area. (Reference: Chapter 4 pp. 90 & 91 "Cathey Family History and Genealogy Vol I" by Boyt Henderson Cathey)

John married Esther Barber , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, in 1767 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. Esther was born in 1748 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina and died in 1786 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina at age 38. They had eight children: Mary, Margaret, Jane, Alexander, Esther, John, George , and Frances .

1511-Mary Cathey was born in 1768 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina.

1512-Margaret Cathey was born on 8 Jan 1769 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina and died on 3 Mar 1860 in Oglethorpe, Greene Co., Georgia at age 91.

1513-Jane Cathey was born in 1770 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina and died on 16 May 1832 at age 62.

1514-Alexander Cathey was born on 27 May 1771 in Rowan Co., North Carolina and died on 11 Nov 1844 in North Carolina at age 73.

Alexander married Esther Waddell , daughter of Hugh Waddell and Jean Cathey , on 17 Feb 1802 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. Esther was born on 9 Apr 1787 in Rowan Co., North Carolina and died in 1884 at age 97.

1515-Esther Cathey was born in 1772 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina and died on 23 Jan 1856 in Tredell, North Carolina at age 84.

1516-John Cathey was born in 1779 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina, died in 1876 in Marshall Co., Tennessee at age 97, and was buried in 1876 in Cathey Cemetery, Caney Springs, Marshall Co., Tennessee.

General Notes: BIOGRAPHY: John Cathey was theancestor of a large number of Tennessee Catheys. He, per Lanny Bradley, had nochildren born in Sumner County, Tennessee. Error traced back to a lady in Idaho. John was one of the earliest settlers of this area of Tennessee, however, others soon arrived An entry in the Bedford County, Tennessee deed book E, page 45, dated 7 October 1811 records the purchase, by John Cathey (Williamson County, Tennessee) of 184.75 acres of land in Bedford County from Zachariah Wilson ofSumner County, Tennessee. The tract was part of a 2000 acre grant to David Wilson (deceased) and was described as "lying and being in Bedford County and state aforesaid on North side of Duck River on waters of Caney Spring Creek". THIS ACERAGE IS IN PRESENT DAY MARSHALL COUNTY.

BIOGRAPHY: 13 June 1818: John deeded "one acre of land with the use of my water from my spring" to Union MeetingHouse Trustees--Joel Cathey, Mark Dodd, George Allen, Ezekeil Cherry, and Joseph Wallace--

BIOGRAPHY: 1820: John was authorized to build a mill in BedfordCounty, Tennessee

BIOGRAPHY: Other children began to arrive and by 1823 John and Betsy had ten of them. These children were the main source of the Catheysin Middle and West Tennessee and Kentucky.

BIOGRAPHY: John appeared on the 1830 Federal Population Census of Bedford County. John's property was located in northern Bedford County which became part of Marshall County in 1836.

BIOGRAPHY: 30 Aug 1838: Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; John is left $1.00 in his sister, Fanny Cathey's, will. There is no mention in that will as to where John lives.

BIOGRAPHY: 27 July 1844: John sold 85 acres of the 184.75 tract to Amos Swinney for $600. The deed was witnessed by Zaccheus W. Cathey, George W. Cathey and two other men.

BIOGRAPHY: The 1850 Federal Population Census ofMarshall County, Tennessee shows John was living there.

BIOGRAPHY: The 1860Federal Population Census of Marshall County, Tennessee shows the following.

BIOGRAPHY: Cathey, John...................age 86..........head of house

BIOGRAPHY: Cathey, Joseph M...........age 39..........son

BIOGRAPHY: Cathey, Isaac J.................age 36..........son

BIOGRAPHY: Cathey,Martha.................age 22..........?daughter?

BIOGRAPHY: Cathey, Charles L.............age 3............may have been grandson

BIOGRAPHY: Cathey, George................age 2............may have been grandson

BIOGRAPHY: Patterson, Druscilla.........age 7............grand daughter

BIOGRAPHY: John lived to the age of95 and he and Betsy are buried in the Cathey Graveyard on the farm located 1 1/2 miles north of Caney Spring. There are no markers, but they are buried near Lucinda, wife of James Patterson.

MIGRATION: Some where between 1800 and 1803, John set out to make a home for his family in Bedford (later to beMarshall) County, near Caney Spring Creek a north branch of Duck River. John built a cabin on land near that of James Patterson who had also come from North Carolina. John returned to North Carolina in the late summer of 1808 and brought Betsy andtheir six-week old son, James Hightower Cathey, to their new home in Tennessee.

Reference: 1970 K&K pp. 10~12, "The Catheys of Marshall County, Tennessee"by Ludell Cathey Dickey (now deceased)

Reference: See the Ludell Cathey Dickey article "The Cathey Family" of 1992

Reference: Family data updated May 1994 per Lanny Bradley information

Reference: He is documented in the 1970 K&K, p.10.

1517-George Cathey was born in 1777 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina and died after 1860 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina.

1518-Frances Cathey was born in 1781 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina and died in 1832 at age 51.

General Notes: Nickname: Fanny

152-Elizabeth Cathey was born in Feb 1748 in Anson (Rowan) Co., North Carolina and died in 1822 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina at age 74.

Elizabeth married Richard Mason , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, in 1769 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. Richard was born in 1744 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. They had one child: Henry .

1521-Henry Mason .

Elizabeth next married William Lightel , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, about 1769 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. William was born in 1744 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. They had one child: John .

1522-John Lightel .

153-Mary Cathey was born in 1750 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina.

General Notes: Nickname: Polly

Mary married John Smith , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, in 1771 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. John was born in 1746 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina and died in 1780 in Lincolnton, North Carolina at age 34. They had one child: Unknown D .

1531-Unknown D Smith .

154-Eleanor Cathey was born in 1753 in Anson (Rowan) Co., North Carolina, died after 1841 in Denver, Lincoln Co., North Carolina, and was buried in Unity Presbyterian Church, Lincoln Co., North Carolina.

Eleanor married Robert Barkley , son of Henry Barkley and Mary Knox , on 22 Aug 1776 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. Robert was born on 25 Mar 1753 in Rowan Co., North Carolina and died on 13 Jan 1813 in Denver, Lincoln Co., North Carolina at age 59. They had five children: Henry, Archibald Cathey, Mary, Avis , and James Knox Polk .

1541-Henry Barkley II was born on 22 Aug 1776 in Denver, Lincoln Co., North Carolina and died on 18 Jul 1869 in Trenton, Gibson Co., Tennessee at age 92.

1542-Archibald Cathey Barkley was born on 6 Oct 1776 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina and died WFT Est 1834 at age 58.

1543-Mary Barkley was born about 1774 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina.

1544-Avis Barkley was born about 1780 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina.

1545-James Knox Polk Barkley was born on 28 Aug 1793 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina.

155-Archibald Cathey was born on 20 May 1769 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina and died in 1811 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina at age 42.

General Notes: Name Prefix: Captain

Archibald married Mary Viney Caldwell , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, in 1795 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. Mary was born on 23 Aug 1777 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina and died in 1850 at age 73. They had six children: Nancy Agnes, John Caldwell, William Caldwell, Archibald Pinkney, Henry Alexander , and Andrew Caldwell .

1551-Nancy Agnes Cathey was born on 5 Jan 1800 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina and died on 20 Nov 1855 in Marengo, Alabama at age 55.

1552-John Caldwell Cathey was born in 1802 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina and died in Arkansas.

1553-William Caldwell Cathey was born on 15 Apr 1801 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina and died in Alabama.

1554-Archibald Pinkney Cathey was born on 3 Jul 1804 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina and died on 5 Jan 1870 in Arkansas at age 65.

1555-Henry Alexander Cathey was born on 17 Nov 1808 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina and died on 10 Mar 1873 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina at age 64.

1556-Andrew Caldwell Cathey was born on 28 Jan 1811 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina and died on 29 Sep 1841 in Alabama at age 30.

156-Jean Cathey was born in 1746 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina.

General Notes: Nickname: Jane

Jean married Hugh Erwin , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, before 1767 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. Hugh was born in 1742 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina and died in 1767 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina at age 25. Another name for Hugh was Hugh Irwin.

Jean next married Hugh Waddell , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, before 1775 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. Hugh was born in 1755 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina and died in 1820 at age 65. They had two children: Archibald and Esther .

1561-Archibald Waddell was born about 1790 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina.

1562-Esther Waddell was born on 9 Apr 1787 in Rowan Co., North Carolina and died in 1884 at age 97.

Esther married Alexander Cathey , son of John Cathey and Esther Barber , on 17 Feb 1802 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. Alexander was born on 27 May 1771 in Rowan Co., North Carolina and died on 11 Nov 1844 in North Carolina at age 73.

16-Frances Henry was born in 1724, died on 17 Dec 1798 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina at age 74, and was buried in Steele Creek Presbyterian Cemetery, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina.

General Notes: Important Disclaimer

There is no concrete evidence that Frances Henry is a sibling of William Henry (of Crowder's Creek) or Thomas Henry b. 1719. Several pieces of circumstantial evidence support some familial relationship. Mary is listed as a sibling of William and Thomas here simply to facilitate research.

Frances married George Cathey , son of George Cathey and Jean ____________ , in 1748 in Anson (Rowan) Co., North Carolina. George was born in 1724 in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, died on 25 May 1801 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina at age 77, and was buried on 28 May 1801 in Steele Creek Presbyterian Cemetery, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. They had ten children: Josiah, Elizabeth, Jean, George, Andrew, Alexander, Mary, Frances, John , and Henry .

Research Notes:

• Bible: Cathey Family Bible submitted to RootsWeb by Linda Blackwelder, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. This was a Cathey family of Steele Creek, Meck. Co., NC. The bible belonged to Mary Francis Cathey who married William J. Brown. The bible was old, however, the Cathey's recorded in it were on pages that had been taken out of an even older bible and pasted into the back of the old bible. It appears that even some of the later records had also been pasted into the bible. The bible is now in the possession of the Grier family of Steele Creek. The above Mary Francis Cathey were one of their ancestors. (copied as it was written on the pages) Births: Josiah Cathey...was born May 15th 1749 Elizabeth Cathey...was born May 15, 1752 Jean Cathey....was born March 27th 1754 George Cathey...was born March 10th 1756 Andrew Cathey..was born Feb 24th 1758 Alexander Cathey...was born Sept 11th 1759 Mary Cathey ...was born December 24th 1761 Frances Cathey...was born December 26th 1763 John Cathey...was born Sept 25 (?) 1766 Henry Cathey...was born February 9th 1770 Walter Carruth (a grandson) born Nov 5th 1780 (Note at bottom) The above 10 children are the offspring of George Cathey & Frances Henry (alias) Cathey. (at the bottom of the page) Sam (Jan?) Swann was born April 10, 1781 - June 1875. Births: (many of the next listings were written in different handwritings and appeared to be from another bible - the birth page was different) G. C. Cathey were born Aug 25 (21?-no clear) 1815 Nancy A. Cathey were born Feb 20th 1822 The following birth an names are children of B.C.C. & N. A. Cathey Sarah E. Cathey..was born May 18th 1843 Martha A. Cathey..was bornDecember 12, 1844 Mary F. Cathey...was born Jan 25th 1849 Henry A. Cathey were born June the 14th 1851 Sophia Alis Cathey were born August the 19 1853 (skipped line) Robert Carruth Cathey second son of Geroge Carruth and Nancy A. Cathey were born February 19th 1856 Amanda Alin (sic) Cathey fifth dater (sic) of George and Nancy A. Cathey were born May 30th 1859 Eldora Alice the first daughter of John L. and Martha A. Cathey were born March the 30th 1867 Lorenzo Amon, first son of John L. and Martha Ann Cathey were born July 7th 1869 (Another page of births-different than the others) William A. Sloan was born January 13th 1862 Amanda Cathey Sloan was born May 30th 1859 Calvin Cathey Sloan was born November 11th 1899 (? Not legible) Macie Alexander Barnhart Sloan was born October 29-1889 Louise Warwick Sloan was born November 23-1908 Death of the children of G. C. Cathey and Nancy A. Cathey Sarah Elizabeth Cathey died April 7th 1843 Sophia Alis(sic) Cathey died September 8th 1854 page 5 (written in back section at bottom of a page in the back of the bible) Repeats some of the above names but adds: Sarah Cathey were born June 24th 1773 and was married June 6th 1799 (name of husband not give-this may have been Henry Cathey's wife since she appears right under his name) Nancy A. Cathey (written under George C. Cathey's name) was born February 20th 1822 and was married December 5th 1839 (After marriage of Henry Cathey and Sarah Cathey were married June 6th, 1799, the following are listed but were to faded to read well..looks like) Fanney Henry Cathey born May 12 18.. Pegy (sic) An (sic) Cathey were born in November the 12th 1802 Marriages: G. C. Cathey and Nancy A. Cathey were married Dec 5 1839 John L. Cathey and Martha A. Cathey were married January 25th 1866 William J. Brown and Mary Freancis Cathey were married September 9th 1869 Henry A. Cathey and Lorenna A. Neel were married Jan 28th 1874 William A. Sloan and Amanda A. Cathey were married Dec 31st 1896 Robert C. Cathey and Lelia Cochrane were married March 24th 1897 Calvin C. Sloan and Macie Alexander Barnhart were married Jan 31 - 1925 Deaths: Sarah E. Cathey died April 7th 1843 Sarah (Navah??) Cathey, mother of G. C. Cathey, died August 10th 1841 Mary M. Ford died August the 11 1881 Martha Ann Cathey died July 24th 1886 Annom Lorenzo Cathey died Feb 9th 1886 Nancy A. Cathey died Oct 11th 1896 George C. Cathey died Dec 2nd 1896 (the other deaths listed died in the 1900s so I have not included them) The last sections of marriages and death were written in many different handwritings with some almost not readable.)

• Deed: 9 Sep 1756, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. Book 1, p. 229-232 8 & 9 Sept 1756: 2 tracts William Alexander of Rowan Co. to Wm. Steven of same..2 tracts on south side of Catawba granted to JAMES ARMOR 9 Sept 1750 conveyed to to William Alexander 2 July 1755 - 300 acres. 1 - 15 acres granted to George Cathey 29 Mar 1753 conveyed to said Alexander on 17 July 1755. Wit: John Davidson and Henry Hendry

161-Josiah Cathey was born on 15 May 1749 in Rowan Co., North Carolina and died on 26 Sep 1788 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina at age 39.

Josiah married Rachel Clark , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, in 1774 in Rowan Co., North Carolina. Rachel was born in 1753 in Rowan Co., North Carolina.

162-Elizabeth Cathey was born on 15 May 1752 in Rowan Co., North Carolina and died on 11 Oct 1819 in York District, South Carolina at age 67.

Elizabeth married Col. John Carruth , son of Adam Carruth and Elizabeth Beaty , in 1773 in Rowan Co., North Carolina. John was born in 1748 in Rowan Co., North Carolina and died on 8 Jun 1828 in Cherokee Co., South Carolina at age 80. They had two children: Elizabeth and Walter .

1621-Elizabeth Carruth was born between 1774 and 1784 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina.

1622-Walter Carruth was born on 5 Nov 1780.

163-Jean Cathey was born on 27 Mar 1754 in Rowan Co., North Carolina.

General Notes: Nickname:Jane

164-George Cathey was born on 10 Mar 1756 in Rowan Co., North Carolina and died on 26 May 1825 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina at age 69.

General Notes: WILL: Will written 19 May 1825 and probated july, 1825 - Will abstractsof Lincoln County, North Carolina 1779-1910 by Miles S. Philbeck, Jr. andGrace Turner

George married Agnes Allen , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, in 1781 in Rowan Co., North Carolina. Agnes was born in 1760 in Rowan Co., North Carolina and died in 1839 at age 79. They had six children: Alexander, Archibald, Cyrus, Jane, John , and George .

1641-Alexander Cathey was born in 1782 in Rowan Co., North Carolina and died in Lincoln Co., Tennessee.

1642-Archibald Cathey was born in 1784 in Rowan Co., North Carolina and died in 1815 in Georgia at age 31.

1643-Cyrus Cathey was born in 1786 in Rowan Co., North Carolina and died in 1843 in Tennessee at age 57.

1644-Jane Cathey was born in 1788 in Rowan Co., North Carolina and died before 1825.

1645-John Cathey was born in 1790 in Rowan Co., North Carolina.

1646-George Cathey was born in 1792 in Rowan Co., North Carolina.

George next married Mary Morrison , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, ???? ????.

165-Andrew Cathey was born on 24 Feb 1758 in Rowan Co., North Carolina.

166-Alexander Cathey was born on 11 Sep 1759 in Rowan Co., North Carolina and died on 9 Nov 1839 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina at age 80.

Alexander married Margaret Allen , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 15 Apr 1786 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. Margaret was born on 3 Jan 1768 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina, died on 27 Sep 1842 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina at age 74, and was buried in Sep 1842. They had 13 children: Esther, Matilda, Nancy Allen, Frances, John, George, Josiah Alexander, Margaret, Henry, William Sample, James Anderson, Jane Carolina , and Robert Franklin .

General Notes: DEATH: In the name of God Amen, I, Margaret Cathey of Mecklenburg County, being weak in body but sound in mind and memory, being sensible that it is appointed for all men once to die, I dispose of my worldly substance that God has blessed me with as follows:

First, I will and bequeath to my son Robert F. Cathey, one feather bed and the curtains belonging to the bed, onebedstead, one quilt, one blanket, coverlit, one sheet, one walnut cupboard, one walnut table, also all my interest in a mare 'Stocking' and a young colt.

Second, I will and bequeath to my granddaughter Margaret Cathey one side saddle.

Third, I will and bequeath to my daughter Margaret Lees one feather bed, one quilt, one sheet, one blanket and one bedstead.

Fourth, I will and bequeath to my daughter Frances Fite one flax wheel and my spectacles.

Fifth, I will and bequeath to my granddaughter Jane Caroline Cathey one white counterpin.

Sixth, I will and bequeath to my daughter-in-law Lucinda Cathey one cheek reel.
It ismy desire that my wearing apparel be divided out by my daughter Frances Fite as she thinks proper and fit and I further will that all the unwilled property belonging to me be sold by my Executor to pay off my debts, all the above willedproperty is willed respectively to them and their heirs forever.
I hereby nominate and appoint Robert F. Cathey the Exector of this my Last Will and Testament.

Signed, sealed, and delivered in the presence of us who sign in the presence of each other

Mar 25, 1842

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Margaret X Cathey {seal}
mark

Test.
Win. McLeary
Alford D. Hoover

Reference: URL: http//boards.ancestry.com/mbexec?htx=message&r=rw&p=surnames.cathey&m=174

1661-Esther Cathey was born on 15 Mar 1787 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina and died on 18 Jan 1804 at age 16.

1662-Matilda Cathey .

1663-Nancy Allen Cathey was born in 1790 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina.

1664-Frances Cathey was born in 1792 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina.

1665-John Cathey was born in 1795 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina and died on 1 Nov 1852 in Madison Co., Tennessee at age 57.

1666-George Cathey was born in 1797 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina.

1667-Josiah Alexander Cathey was born on 9 Jun 1799 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina, died on 26 Jul 1868 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina at age 69, and was buried in Paw Creek Cemetery, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina.

1668-Margaret Cathey was born in 1801 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina.

General Notes: Nickname: Peggy

Marriage: reference - URL: http//boards.ancestry.com/mbexec?htx=message&r=rw&p=surnames.cathey&m=174

1669-Henry Cathey was born in 1803 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina.

166A-William Sample Cathey was born on 11 Oct 1805 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina and died on 24 Jul 1855 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina at age 49.

166B-James Anderson Cathey .

166C-Jane Carolina Cathey .

166D-Robert Franklin Cathey .

167-Mary Cathey was born on 24 Dec 1761 in Rowan Co., North Carolina.

Mary married Andrew Strain , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________. They had one child: Rozine .

1671-Rozine Strain 90 was born about 1776 and died after 1850 in Macon Co., North Carolina.

Rozine married Mathew Russell Jr. , son of Mathew Russell and Jane McIntire . Mathew was born on 1 May 1771 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina and died on 5 Jun 1846 in Macon Co., North Carolina at age 75. They had 13 children: Claressia C., David Hardy, Andrew Jackson "Jack," Archibald, Thomas B., James, Clarissa, Jane, Anderson L., Sarah Elizabeth, Jack, Rachel , and Matthew Newton .

Research Notes:

• He appeared on the census in 1810 in Buncombe Co., North Carolina. 1-1-0-1-0/4-1-0-1-0

• He appeared on the census in 1820 in Haywood Co., North Carolina. 4-0-1-1-0-1/1-3-0-1-0

• He signed a will on 1 Mar 1846 in Macon Co., North Carolina. State of NCarolina
Macon County

In the name of God Amen I Matthew Russle of the state and County aforesaid being sound mind and memory thanks be given to God. but calling to mind the mortality of my body. Knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and order this my last will and Testament Viz. Principally first of all I give and Recommend my Soul into the hands of God who gave it and touching such worldly estate wherewith in this life I give and dispose of in the following manner. First I will that all my just debts be paid. Secon I give and bequeath unto Rozine Russle my well beloved wife all my house hold affairs viz: Shelves & furniture two beds and the furniture pertaining thereto togather with all pot vessles and all manner of stock of the diferent kind Excepting what is hereafter mentioned and as it is my will that my small estate shall not be exposed to public sale and also my will is that my son David H. Russle have fifty acres of land I now live on beginning beginning on a large Hickory tree on the lower part of the plantation near the river on the north side of the first Branch below the dwelling house and running up the north side of said Branch. And it is my will that all my Books Except my large bible which I leave to my youngest son D H Russle be equally divided among all my children the rest of my property that may be left I which sold on a twelve month credit by my Executors Namely Anderson Russle and Mathew N Russle and the proceeds equally divided among my children It is my will that my beloved wife have use of the land and premises on which I now live during her lifetime and I do hereby disalow and disanull and Revoke all and every other will and testanment by me given heretofore nothing to be removed off the plantation nothing to be removed off the plantation dowers in no out In testimony whereof I herewith set my hand and affix my Seal, the twenty first day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and forty six And in the seventeth year of American independence

M Russle (seal)

in presence of Joseph B Bryson Jurat his John B + Sutton mark

This will was proven in open court by the oath of Joseph B. Bryson at Term September 1846 & recorded

witness JH Grey clk

• Estate Inventory: 20 Jan 1859, Macon Co., North Carolina. Images of the estate settlelment of Mathew Russell, Jr.:

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Courtesy of Lucy Brown

16711-Claressia C. Russell . 90

Claressia married E. H. Phipps , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 1 Dec 1838 in Macon Co., North Carolina.

16712-David Hardy Russell 90 was born about 1824.

David married Jane Higgins , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 29 May 1844 in Macon Co., North Carolina.

David next married ____________ ____________.

David next married ____________ ____________.

16713-Andrew Jackson "Jack" Russell 90 was born on 22 Feb 1815 and died in May 1862 at age 47.

Andrew married Rosannah Redmond , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 21 Apr 1836 in Macon Co., North Carolina. Rosannah was born on 12 May 1819 in North Carolina and died on 23 Sep 1860 in Pineville, McDonald Co., Missouri at age 41.

Marriage Notes: Children:

F i Harriet R. Russell was born on Jul 1 1837.
M ii Archibald McInelly Russell was born on Oct 17 1839. He died on Aug 21 1905.
F iii Isabel R. Russell was born on Dec 10 1841.
F iv Rosannah Elisabeth Ann Russell was born Feb 22 1845. She died on Feb 25 1888.
M v John T. Russell was born on Dec 9 1846 in GA.
M vi Dr. F. T. (or L.) N. Russell was born on Dec 21 1847.
F vii Caroline Russell was born on Jul 3 1853 in Arkansas.
M viii Glen A. Russell was born on Aug 30 1856 in AR.
M ix Francis R. Russell was born on Feb 26 1858 in AR.

16714-Archibald Russell . 90

16715-Thomas B. Russell . 90

16716-James Russell 90 was born on 30 Mar 1799.

James married Sarah Cabe , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

James next married ____________ ____________.

16717-Clarissa Russell .

16718-Jane Russell 90 was born about 1800 in Buncombe Co., North Carolina.

Jane married John Tatham , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 26 Feb 1820.

Jane next married ____________ ____________.

16719-Anderson L. Russell 90 was born on 25 Dec 1802 in South Carolina and died on 1 Oct 1884 in Franklin, Macon Co., North Carolina at age 81.

Anderson married Rebecca McClure , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________. Rebecca was born in 1808. They had 13 children: Clarinda, David McClure, James D., Nancy R., William A., Matthew N., Isabella Marthena, Polly Caroline, Rebecca, Sarah Rosetta, John C., George , and Newton Monroe .

1671A-Sarah Elizabeth Russell 90 was born about 1804.

Sarah married James Kimsey , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________.

Sarah next married ____________ ____________.

1671B-Jack Russell .

1671C-Rachel Russell 90 was born about 1807.

Rachel married B. M. Poteet , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 16 Jul 1831 in Macon Co., North Carolina.

Rachel next married ____________ ____________.

1671D-Matthew Newton Russell Jr. 90 was born on 9 Feb 1811 and died in 1880 in Macon Co., North Carolina at age 69.

Matthew married Charity Jennings , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 23 Sep 1834 in Macon Co., North Carolina.

Matthew next married ____________ ____________.

168-Frances Cathey was born on 26 Dec 1763 in Rowan Co., North Carolina and died in 1793 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina at age 30.

General Notes: Nickname: Fannie

Frances married George Graham , son of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, about 1783 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. George was born on 5 Dec 1757 in Chester Co., Pennsylvania, died on 18 Dec 1824 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina at age 67, and was buried in Settlers' Cemetery, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. They had six children: John, George Maurice, Elizabeth, Polly, Jennie , and Frances .

General Notes: Name Prefix: General
BIOGRAPHY: He came to Mecklenburg County, North Carolina when he was onlyten (10) years old. He servrd in the Mecklenburg militiaduring theRevolutionary and was active in politics and law.

BIOGRAPHY: He came to Mecklenburg County, North Carolina when he was onlyten (10) years old. He servrd in the Mecklenburg militiaduring theRevolutionary and was active in politics and law.

1681-John Graham died in 1826.

General Notes: Never married.

1682-George Maurice Graham .

1683-Elizabeth Graham .

1684-Polly Graham .

1685-Jennie Graham .

1686-Frances Graham .

169-John Cathey was born on 25 Sep 1766 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina and died on 25 Feb 1837 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina at age 70.

John married Sarah Wiley , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, about 1810 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. Sarah was born in 1788 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina and died in 1846 at age 58. They had four children: Frances G., Jan, James Wiley , and Sarah Elizabeth .

1691-Frances G. Cathey was born in 1811 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina and died in 1893 at age 82.

1692-Jan Cathey was born in 1813 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina and died in 1902 at age 89.

1693-James Wiley Cathey was born in 1823 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina and died in 1890 at age 67.

1694-Sarah Elizabeth Cathey was born in 1826 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina and died in 1906 at age 80.

16A-Henry Cathey was born on 9 Feb 1770 in Rowan Co., North Carolina and died on 7 Feb 1823 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina at age 52.

Henry married Sarah ____________ , daughter of ____________ ____________ and ____________ ____________, on 6 Jun 1799 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina. Sarah was born on 24 Jun 1773 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina and died on 10 Aug 1841 at age 68. They had four children: George Carruth, Frances Henry, Peggy Ann , and Eliza Jane .

16A1-George Carruth Cathey was born on 25 Aug 1815 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina and died on 2 Dec 1896 at age 81.

16A2-Frances Henry Cathey was born on 12 May 1800 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina.

16A3-Peggy Ann Cathey was born in 1802 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina.

16A4-Eliza Jane Cathey was born in 1812 in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina and died in 1890 at age 78.



Sources


1. Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files, p. 1607.

2. Ancestry.com, North Carolina Marriages to 1825.

3. Compiled and Edited by Hedy Hughes Newton, Rutherford County North Carolina Abstracts of Minutes Court of Please and Quarter Sessions 1779-1786 (Copyright by Hedy Hughes Newton 1974), pp. 24-25.

4. Ibid, p. 28.

5. Ibid, pp. 42-43.

6. Ibid, p. 59.

7. Dan Johnson, Johnson Pyatte Website (Johnson Pyatte Website
Entries: 12805 Updated: Fri Jan 23 12:15:04 2004 Contact: Dan Johnson
).

8. Frann Demay, Pedigree Resource File CD 5 (Salt Lake City, UT: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., 1999).

9. Tina Brown, Moderator of the Olde Meck Genealogical Society, Hopewell Branch, RURAL HILL FARM - CENTER OF SCOTTISH HERITAGE
(http://www.lochnorman.org/html/cvss_restoration_projects.htm

).

10. Catawba Valley Scottish Society
(http://www.lochnorman.org), http://www.lochnorman.org/html/history_of_the_rural_hill_davi.htm.

11. William L. Henry, Letter to Dr. J. F. E. Hardy from William L. Henry. To Dr. J. F. E. Hardy.
Asheville, N. C.

My Dear Sir and Kind Friend;
I send you the MS of my father, ROBERT HENRY. He was born in Tryon (now Lincoln) county, N. C. in a roll pen, 10th February, 1765; was a lawyer and surveyor by profession; was one of the first settlers in Buncombe county; taught School on Swannanoa, the first school taught in Buncombe county. He died in Clay county, N. C. February 6th, 1863; wanting but four days of being 98 years old. THOMAS HENRY, his father, died soon after the Revolution, of rheumatism contracted during the war. THOMAS HENRY was from the North of Ireland.
I do not want this manuscript lost, as you see it is in ROBERT HENRY'S own hand, and a little relic. If not used, I should like it should be returned to.

Respectfully,
WM. L. HENRY
ASHEVILLE,
Buncombe County, N. C.

12. Holcomb, Brent H. C.A.L.S. and Parker, Elmer O., Deed Abstracts of Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina 1763-1779, page 109.

13. Ibid, page 133.

14. Holcomb, Brent, compiler, Tryon County, North Carolina, Court Minutes, 1769-79 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Original data: Holcomb, Brent. Tryon County, North Carolina, Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Session, 1769-79. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1994.)

15. Ancestry.com, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868.

16. Andrew A. Leeper, The Leeper Family Origin.

17. Olds, Fred A., Abstracts of Wills in North Carolina (Oxford: Clearfield Co., 1925.), Volume A, p. 170.

18. Ferguson, Herman W., Mecklenburg County NC Will Abstracts 1791-1868, Books A-J, p. 148, Will Book G.

19. William R. Navey, North Carolina Pension Roll of 1835 (http://searches1.rootsweb.com/usgenweb/archives/nc/military/1835pens.txt).

20. Hoy.FTW.

21. Alfred Nixon, 22. Minnie Stowe Puett (1871-1945), History of Gaston County (Call Number : F262.G2 P8 1998 Publisher : Charlotte, N.C. : Laney-Smith ; Belmont, N.C. : Distributed by Daniel Jonathan Stowe Foundation, 1998.

Description : 222 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 24 cm. Notes : Originally published: Charlotte, N.C. : Observer Print. House, 1939.
Map of Gaston county on back endpapers.
Includes index.
ISBN : 0962448885 DBCN : ABR-2797), pp. 135-141.

23. Lyman C. Draper, LL. D., Kings Mountain and Its Heroes (Originally published in 1881, reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD.)

24. ANSON COUNTY, N.C. DEED ABSTRACTS & 1st TAX LISTS YEAR 1763
(As referenced in ROBERT LEEPER A BROTHER TO IMMIGRANT JAMES LEEPER AND UNCLE TO NICHOLAS AND JAMES LEEPER, http://users.erols.com/tcathey/Page3.txt
).

25. Holcomb, Brent, compiler, Tryon County, North Carolina, Court Minutes, 1769-79 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Original data: Holcomb, Brent. Tryon County, North Carolina, Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Session, 1769-79. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1994.), April 1773.

26. Holy Trinity Church (Wilmington, Delaware), translated from the original Swedish by Horace Burr with an abstract of the English records from 1773 to 1810, The Records of Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church, Wilmington, Del., from 1697 to 1773 (Microfilm of original published: [Wilmington] : Historical Society of Delaware, 1890. 722 p. (Papers of the Historical Society of Delaware ; 9).
With: Catalogue and errata of the records of Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church as translated by Horace Burr. [Wilmington] : Historical Society of Delaware, 1919.
Subjects
Delaware, New Castle, Wilmington - Church records
Format
Books/Monographs (On Film)
Language
English
Publication
Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1972
Physical
on 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.
Series
Papers of the Historical Society of Delaware : 9
Film Notes
Note - Location [Film]
The records of Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church, Wilmington, Del., from 1697 to 1773 - FHL US/CAN Film [ 908217 Item 1 ]
Another filming: [Tucson, Ariz. : W.C. Cox & Co., 1974]. on 1 microfilm reel ; 16 mm. - FHL US/CAN Film [ 1000156 Item 4 ]
© 2000 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.)

27. Gnealogy.com, Marriage Index: District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, & Virginia, 1740-1920.

28. Early church records of New Castle County, Delaware (Westminster, Md. (Rear 63 East Main St., Westminster 21157) : Family Line Publications, 1994
2 v. : map ; 21 cm. Notes : Cover title.
"Volume two is a reprint of the register of Old Swedes Church, taken from the translation by Horace Burr, published by Historical Society of Delaware in 1890, titled The records of Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church ... as amended by Catalogue and errata of The records of Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church, published by the Society in 1919"--P. v (v. 2).
v. 2. Old Swedes Church, Wilmington, Del., with corrections added 1713-1799 / [translated from the original Swedish by Horace Burr, with an abstract of the English records].
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Other Name : Burr, Horace.
Wright, F. Edward.
DBCN : ABQ-2586).

29. Holcomb, Brent, compiler, Tryon County, North Carolina, Court Minutes, 1769-79 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Original data: Holcomb, Brent. Tryon County, North Carolina, Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Session, 1769-79. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1994.), Jan 1773.

30. Chester County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1713-1825 (Lineages, Inc., comp. Chester County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1713-1825. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Original data: Chester County Wills. Located at the Chester County Archives and Records Service.), Wills of Philip and Mary Tanner.

31. Register entries by Emmaline Minor Henry, James Russell Henry Family Bible
Photocopies courtesy of Reese Henry.

32. Ibid, Reese Henry Email Message.

33. Minnie Stowe Puett (1871-1945), History of Gaston County (Call Number : F262.G2 P8 1998 Publisher : Charlotte, N.C. : Laney-Smith ; Belmont, N.C. : Distributed by Daniel Jonathan Stowe Foundation, 1998.

Description : 222 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 24 cm. Notes : Originally published: Charlotte, N.C. : Observer Print. House, 1939.
Map of Gaston county on back endpapers.
Includes index.
ISBN : 0962448885 DBCN : ABR-2797), pp. 142-144.

34. abstracted by Brent Holcomb CRS, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln and Rutherford Counties, NC, 1769-1786; Tryon Wills & Estates.

35. Holcomb, Brent, compiler, Tryon County, North Carolina, Court Minutes, 1769-79 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Original data: Holcomb, Brent. Tryon County, North Carolina, Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Session, 1769-79. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1994.), April 1774.

36. Ibid, Apr 1774.

37. Ibid, Apr 1778.

38. Ibid, Oct 1778.

39. Ibid, Apr 1770.

40. Ibid, Jan 1779.

41. compiled by Miles S. Philbeck, Jr. and Grace Turner, Lincoln County, North Carolina Will Abstracts, 1779-1910 (G. Turner, c1986.)

42. Moses Henry Hand, A Paper Written by Moses Henry Hand Around 1863
(http://www.angelfire.com/wa3/gardline/html/nti01593.htm). A Paper Written by Moses Henry Hand Around 1863.

I, Moses Henry Hand, am a son of Aaron and Rebecca Hand. My father was born in Pennsylvania, U.S. A., whose parents came to the town of Charlotte, N.C. in the time of the Revolution of 1776. He was then twelve years old and his mother, Affa Hand, died of smallpox and was buried in Charlotte, N.C. His father, Uriah Hand, died in the service of his country about the same time, and my father, Aaron Hand, was bound out to a Mr. Brumfield and he removed westward and Aaron was rebound to Joseph Swann of Steele Creek, Mecklenburg County, and served him until he was grown to manhood and married my mother, Rebecca Henry, daughter of Moses and Margaret Henry, who lived near Crowder's Mountain, then Tryon, N. C. My mother, Rebecca, was left an orphan at the age of three years - her father, Moses Henry, who I was named after, and two of his brothers fell at the Battle of King's Mountain on the 7th of October, 1780. My grandfather, Moses, was mortally wounded and died in the hospital in Charlotte, N.C. nine months after the battle and was buried in Charlotte. His widow, Margaret, married Jonathan Gullick. My mother had two brothers and one sister - the eldest, John Henry, married a woman by the name of Baird and moved to the State of Tennessee and lived in the town of Mufresborough when it was the State capital of Tennessee. He raised a large family and died in Gibson County, Tennessee. One of his daughters married a Henry Killen and another one married an Evans Harris.

My mother's other brother's name was William - he married a daughter of John Gullick and died young and was buried in Goshen graveyard, then in Lincoln Co., N.C. My mother's sister was named Hannah. She married a widower, William Price, and had one daughter named Mary Eiadema, who married a William P. West and moved to Williamson Co., Tennessee. Said Hannah had a daughter previous to her marriage, named Elizabeth, who married Edward B. Dameron. My father, Aaron Hand, had several brothers and one sister named Hannah, who married Balan Nickelson, and went to Kentucky. He, Aaron, had an older brother named Samuel, who married a woman named Mary Camble, of Spartanburg District, S. C. And both died Warren County, Tennessee, on Charles Creek near McMinville. They had a large family - James married Lucinda Stunbridge, one names Samuel, one named Arsenath married Abner Womack, one names Sarah married Elias Green, one Harriet married John Gins Boren, one Nancy married Nathan Byars.

My father and mother had eight sons and two daughters, the eldest son, Johnathan Gullick, married Ruth Brimer and had one daughter named Rebecca, who married Joseph Crestmann, one named Margaret who married Rufus Kistler, one named Jane who married to Barney Crestmann and then John Harris, one named Nancy who married James Wilson, a boy named Andrew Jackson, who married a widow, Mary Gaston. Johnathan, their father, was a Magistrate and Colonel of the 71st Regiment of N.C. Militia for many years and died. The second son of my father was named William Patterson and married Jane E. Gaston, a daughter of Nathaniel and Lucy Gaston, and had four sons and four daughters. The eldest, James Rufus, married Eliza Jane henry, the second, named Jonathan Calvin married Jane Lonergan.

Robert Henry is single and now in the confederate States service as a Lieutenant of the 11th Regiment, and William Leroy is Captain of the same company. The eldest daughter, named Miriam, married O.P. Hamel, now a volunteer in the Confederate Army. Margaret married Henry Williams, now in the same army. Dorcus married Thomas Ford and now in the same army; Laura married Harrison Ford and he is in the same army. Their Father, William, is dead. My brother, Bemiah Gullick, died when young and was not married. My brother Hugh Berry, went to Perry County, Tennessee and married Anna Choat, and was sheriff of Perry many years and now lives in Marion County, Arkansas, on White River, near Buffalo City. I, Moses Henry, have been twice married, I first married Narcissa Henry and she died and I, then, married Mary Laura Ophelia Gaston, second daughter of Major Harvey N. Gaston, the son of Robert, the son of Nathaniel, the son of Francis, who was of the English descent. My brother, Uriah Rufus, married Nancy Beard, a daughter of Adam and Sarah Beard, and they have several children, one, named Samuel, lost his right arm in the Battle of Hanover, Virginia, in 1862. My brother, James Henry, was never married but volunteered in the Confederate service in Company H, 37th Regiment, N.C., and died in the hospital in Richmond, Virginia, in August, 1862. My brother, Samuel Hand, went to Tennessee when young and I have not heard from him in many years, but he was single when I heard from him. My sister, Margaret Gullick, died when a child and my sister, Rebecca Clark, married Nathaniel Alexander Rankin, who volunteered in Company H, 37th Regiment, N.C., and was mortally wounded in Battle of Seven Pines, Virginia, and came home and died in a few days.

My mother had two half brothers and one half sister, viz. James Clark Gullick, Milton Gullick, and Jane Gullick. James Clark married Jincey Baldridge, a daughter of Alexander Baldridge of Rutherford County, N.C. and moved to Wayne County, Tennessee, and there died, leaving a large family, some of whom married. Vorises Milton married Rebecca Marshall and lives in Gaston County, N.C. with a family, and two of his sons, Jasper and George, died in the Confederate Army. Jane Gullick married Little Burry Stowe and moved to Wayne County, Tennessee, with a large family of boys and girls; namely, Whiten, Franklin, Winchester, Lafayette, Jacob, Nelson, Margaret, who married Fletcher Austin, now Clerk of the Circuit Court of Marion county, Gelville, Arkansas, Nancy, Cornelia and Jane.

And, lest my posterity might be discouraged in adversity, or forget the poor, I will here inform them that I began the world without a dollar, or an education, for my limited education I have gained since I was twenty-one years of age. I do not intend to boast but have been a State Officer of one sort of another since I was seventeen years old - first, in the militia from Lieutenant to Colonel commanding, which last office I hold in the 87th Regiment of N.C. Militia, and have been a magistrate for many years and am now fifty-one years old.

43. John Reeves Henry, Research Notes of John Reeves Henry (Copy of notes in possession of John Gillon, Lewisville, NC).

44. Beverly Stowe McClure, Henry Family Report.

45. Chester County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1713-1825 (Lineages, Inc., comp. Chester County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1713-1825. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Original data: Chester County Wills. Located at the Chester County Archives and Records Service.)

46. Holcomb, Brent, compiler, Tryon County, North Carolina, Court Minutes, 1769-79 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Original data: Holcomb, Brent. Tryon County, North Carolina, Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Session, 1769-79. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1994.), Jan 1778.

47. Laurence K. Wells, James Henry (1753-1841) (Volume 2, Page 120. This excerpt from a longer article (William Henry of Henry's Knob) from the South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research (Volume II, No. 3, Summer 1979) pertains to James Henry b. 1752, son of William and Hannah Henry.) WILLIAM HENRY OF HENRY'S KNOB
By Laurence K. Wells
Continued from vol. 2, page 120

While the contemporary record has come to light showing a James Henry
in the family of the elusive William Henry of Crowder's Creek, who died
intestate between 1768 and 1773, it was stated by Lyman Draper, writing in
1881, that Moses Henry, eldest son of that William, had a brother James.
Draper relates an old story that this James Henry, after fighting at the
Battle of Kings Mountain, picked up a horse which had belonged to the Tory
troops, but his mother, out of fierce anti-English sentiments, would not
allow him to keep it on the farm.

There were several James Henrys who lived in the area of York County,
SC, and Lincoln County, NC, who might belong to this family. No fewer than
three households were headed by a James Henry in the 1790 census of York
County. (None of these Jameses was a son of William of Henry's Knob, for his
son James was too young at the time.) After sifting such evidence as is
extant and accessible, there are two candidates for the assignment of James
Henry, son of William of Crowders Creek. One James was born in 1753, the
other in 1736. The story of the mother controlling the matter of whether to
keep the horse, for what it is worth, argues somewhat for the younger James.
The elder man, however, is well documented as a resident of the neighborhood.


James Henry (1753-1841)

On 30 Oct 1832, James Henry, a resident of Lincoln County, NC, aged 79
years, made his declaration in open court to obtain the benefit of the Act of
Congress of 7 June 1832 providing pensions to surviving Revolutionary
veterans. He stated:

"That he entered the army of the United States in the year (not given) under
Capt James Duff, Major Williams, Col Sumpter in the South Carolina
Continental line and served fifteen months. He was at the Battle of
Sullivan's Island and received a written discharged (sic) from Genl Sumpter
about five miles from Nelsons Ferry, Tuska (?) swamp. He also served as a
volunteer in the militia service under Capt John Barber, Col Thomas Neel, for
the term of three months, and marched to Cross Creek on the Capefear River in
North Carolina - and he also served three months under the same Capt in the
Regiment of Col Graham. He has lost all his written discharges or had them
burned in his house - and has no documentary evidence by which he can prove
his services except a certificate dated the 6th of September 1782 which he
had taken in order to obtain his standing in the Church of the Presbyterian
order and enable him to get his children baptized."

This declaration was signed by with a mark. In spite of its lack o detail
and the irrelevance of the church certificate, this application was approved
for payment.

On 16 Nov 1845, in Marshall County, Tenn., Elizabeth Henry, a
resident, stated that she was the widow of this James Henry and that she was
married to him on the 11th day of May 1780, and that her husband, James
Henry, died on the 28th day of February 1841. Her declaration also was
signed with her mark.

This application for widow's benefits was accompanied by a sworn
statement of Jane Wilson of Lincoln County, NC, "an old lady of known
respectability," who stated:

"She was well acquainted with James and Elizabeth Henry. That they lived
together as man and wife ever since the hear 1790. That she knows this from
the fact that she was married herself on the 28th day of January 1796 and
that James and Elizabeth Henry had at least five children before she was
married. She knows this from the Record of her own marriage which is
recorded in her old Family Bible and that the following is a true copy,

John Wilson was married January 28, 1796
Robert Wilson was borned at one o'clock in the morning October 30, 1796

She further states that her husband John Wilson served a prenticeship under
the said James Henry at least 18 months and that she herself was not married
to him the said John Wilson for some considerable time after he was free from
his apprenticeship."

While no place of birth is stated and no place of residence during the
Revolution is mentioned, the officers named strongly suggest that this James
Henry lived in the area of York Count, SC. It is interesting that in his old
age he remembered the Battles of Sullivan's Island and Cross Creek, but not
that at Kings Mountain. His reference to Col Graham, however, supports
Drapers's account, since there was a Col Graham at Kings Mountain.

James Henry (1763-1812)

In Bethany Associate Reformed Presbyterian Churchyard, but in a plot
separate from that of the Henry's Knob family, these tombstones are still
standing:

Sacred to the memory of James Henry, sen, who departed this life January
20th, 1812, aged 76 years.

In memory of Mary Henry, who departed this life July 1st, 1853, in the 83rd
year of her age.

Their two surviving daughters and their son-in-law William McGill are buried
in the same plot. On his tombstone and other records this James Henry is
styled senior to distinguish him from James of the Henry's Knob family.

James Henry, Henrey, or Hendry purchased from Robert Tate, on 15 and
16 Oct 1765, 350 acres of land on Crowders Creek. Located in the Mecklenburg
County, NC, at the time of the sale, this land later fell into Tyron County,
NC and finally into York County, SC. During the years he was a resident of
Tyron County, James Henry served several times as a juror in the County Court
and in the District Court in Salisbury.

This James Henry was also a Soldier of the Revolution. In the
"Account Audited filed under his name, there is a faded affidavit dated in
1786, marked "York County," and bearing a signature definitely similar to
that on his Will. Also in the Revolutionary file is another affidavit, which
might pertain to another James Henry, which indicates service as
quartermaster in Brandon's Regiment before the fall of Charleston.

Unlike his neighbor William of Henry's Knob, James Henry seems to have
remained on his earliest known plantation on Crowder's Creek. In the York
County 1790 census, he was listed near Jas Craford, Alexander Henry, and
Henry Wright, known residents of the area. He enlarged his plantation at
least twice. On 3 Dec 1798, James Henry Senior received by grant from the
State of South Carolina

fifty four acres surveyed for him the 11th day of July 1798 situated in the
District of Pinckney, York County, on the branch Waters of Crowders Creek of
Cataba River, bounded by a line running S.W. by McArthurs land N.W. by James
Henry Land, N.E. by Alexander Henrys Land, S.E. by Dicksons Land.

On 9 Aug 1799, James Henry of York County, SC, purchased from William Henry
of Lincoln County, NC, for $20.00 75 acres of land on bush fork of Crowders
Creek, beginning at a corner of his old survey and McCarter's corner, part of
a tract patented by the said William Henry on 4 June 1798.

48. Holcomb, Brent, compiler, Tryon County, North Carolina, Court Minutes, 1769-79 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Original data: Holcomb, Brent. Tryon County, North Carolina, Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Session, 1769-79. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1994.), July 1778.

49. Lyman C. Draper, LL. D., Kings Mountain and Its Heroes (Originally published in 1881, reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD.), pp 319-320.

50. Greene, Renee Hendry, Hendry "Strays" - Misc. Lines (Entries: 626 Updated: Sat Nov 17 20:01:01 2001), Record of James Hendry.

51. Terrie Williams, Oates and Related Families.

52. Robert Strong, Our Bowers and Anderson Ancestors Genealogy Links. Robert Strong, a descendant of Charles Hamilton and Hannah Henry, is developing and compiling excellent research on this line of descendants of William and Hannah Henry and, accordingly, there is no need for me to duplicte his efforts. Robert's research is available online at http://azstrong.tripod.com/jd_letha.

53. Willis Arnold Finchum, Fincham/Flinchum/Finchum Family History (Fincham/Flinchum/Finchum Family History
Updated: Wed Apr 9 22:37:52 2003 Contact: Willis Arnold Finchum Home Page: FINCHAM/FLINCHUM/FINCHUM Family History
).

54. Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in IN Supplement (

), Section I, Page 48.

55. Holcomb, Brent, compiler, Tryon County, North Carolina, Court Minutes, 1769-79 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Original data: Holcomb, Brent. Tryon County, North Carolina, Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Session, 1769-79. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1994.), October term 1774.

56. Jay Green, Jayson Green Genealogy File
(http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:728494&id=I8415).

57. Henry Family Collaborators. A research group comprised of descendants of William and Hannah Tanner Henry has contributed mightily with facts and theories. Though its work is reflected in the data presented here, I do not pretend that this one set of data can ever accurately represent the opinions of every individual involved, nor that of other researchers.

58. Michael E. Patterson, Joseph Milton Cavender (1836-1902) & Mary Ann (Bryan) Cavender (1841-1918) (Colleyville, Texas, Revision of January 15, 1999).

59. Church of Latter Day Saints of Jesus Christ, M712115 1874-1887 0394105 V. F Film NONE, Film Number: 6142813.

60. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index (R) (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of September 14, 2003).

61. Caron Withers, Tarrant County, TXGenWeb, Confederate Veteran Burials in Northeast Tarrant County, Texas
(http://www.rootsweb.com/~txtarran/military/cv-northeast.htm).

62. Elaine 1.FTW.

63. Church of Latter Day Saints of Jesus Christ, M712115 1874-1887 0394105 V. F Film NONE, Film Number: 2078023.

64. Dodd, Jordan, Georgia Marriages to 1850 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1997. Electronic transcription of marriage records held by the individual counties in Georgia.)

65. Compiled by June Hart Wester, The Ragsdale Family of England and America by Mrs. Blake Ragsdale Van Leer, p. 53.

66. Puckett, Mollee Wolfe, Mollee Wolfe Puckett's Ancestors (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mpuckett&id=I6047).

67. Nancy Norwood Hambright (Most of the data concerning the Hambrights was provided by the children and
grandchildren of Newberry Sanford Henry and Nancy Norwood Hambright from notes that were kept by Nancy Norwood Henry and passed on to Claude Eugene Henry and Reese Henry, both grandchildren of Newberry and Nancy.)

68. John Gillon, Grave Marker, Adamson-Fielder Cemetery, Rex, Clayton Co., Georgia.

69. Compiled by June Hart Wester, The Ragsdale Family of England and America by Mrs. Blake Ragsdale Van Leer, p. 65.

70. Ibid, p. 67.

71. DeKalb Historical Society, DeKalb Historical Society Selected Marriage Records (http://www.dekalbhistory.org/), Book - Page No: 1 - 417.

72. Ibid, Book - Page No: 4 - 427.

73. Col. Robert Neville Mann and Cathrine Cleek Mann (First Printing - March 1967, Fourth Printing - October 1977 by The Anundsen Publishing Co., Decorah, Ioiwa 52101), p. 270.

74. Notes of Caledonia Camp Ragsdale (Copy in possession of John Gillon, courtesy of John C. Ross, Jr., descendant of W. L. and Caledonia Camp Ragsdale).

75. Church of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch™ Ancestral File v4.19.

76. David L. Keen.

77. Compiled by June Hart Wester, The Ragsdale Family of England and America by Mrs. Blake Ragsdale Van Leer, p. 67 & 71.

78. Ibid.

79. Compact Disc #5 Pin #409340, M712885 1854-1866 0409843 V. A-B.

80. 1860 FultonCo, GA census, Cooks District, p 912.

81. 1850 DeKalbCo, GA census, Roll M432-67, Buckhead District, p 138.

82. Compiled by June Hart Wester, The Ragsdale Family of England and America by Mrs. Blake Ragsdale Van Leer, p. 71.

83. Ibid, p. 67 & 75.

84. DeKalb Historical Society.

85. DeKalb Historical Society, DeKalb Historical Society Selected Marriage Records (http://www.dekalbhistory.org/), Book - Page No: 1 - 121.

86. Chesnutt, Rhonda K., Rhonda K. (Schell) Chesnutt Family Tree.

87. DeKalb Historical Society, DeKalb Historical Society Selected Marriage Records (http://www.dekalbhistory.org/), Book - Page No: 1 - 67.

88. Longino & Porter, Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865. (GARosterC) (Published in 1955-58 by Longino & Porter).

89. Greene, Renee Hendry, Hendry "Strays" - Misc. Lines (Entries: 626 Updated: Sat Nov 17 20:01:01 2001), Mentioned in the Will of brother John.

90. Russell, Clark, Clark Russell GEDCOM (Contact: Clark Russell ).