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|201||Bible has death date as 27 jun 1909. Clegg Family History pg 103 has death date as 30 jul 1909 and death place as Harnett Co. Staying with son in Harnett Co. at time of death. Due to bad weather, she was buried in nearby Cokesbury Meth Church. Tombstone epitaph: "God's finger touched her and she slept."|
wife of H.E. Avent
|Buchanan, Mary Ann Elizabeth (I0282)
|202||Biographical Summary: Isabel, daughter of Hugh de Bolebec II, married (1) Henry de Nonant (died 1206), (2) Robert de Vere, Knt., 3rd Earl of Oxford. They had two children: Hugh de Vere, Knt. (born c1210, married Hawise de Quincy), and Eleanor de Vere (married Ralph Gernon, Knt.). Robert de Vere died 1221; Isabel died the 2nd or 3rd of February 1245 and was buried in the new church of Black Friars, Oxford, which she had founded.|
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography:
"Isabel was the eldest daughter of Hugh de Bolebec. She appears first in the records as the widow of Henry de Nonant (d. 1206), lord of Totnes, Devon, her first husband. In 1207 she petitioned the crown for the right to marry whom she wished. The first installment of her fine was paid by Robert de Vere, earl of xford, her second husband, who had made his own fine to marry Isabel if she consented. At the time of her remarriage she was coheir of her niece Isabel de Bolebec, countess of Oxford and Robert de Vere's former sister-in-law (with whom she is frequently confused). By c.1225 Isabel had inherited all of the Bolebec honour of thirty knights' fees in Buckinghamshire.
"Isabel bore her only known child, Hugh de Vere, late in her reproductive years. She purchased his wardship and the guardianship of his inheritance upon her husband's death in 1221 for £2228 (6000 marks), and traveled with him on pilgrimage beyond the seas in 1237 (CPR, 1237 42, 175). A generally successful suitor at court, she engaged in a long-running dispute with Woburn Abbey.
"The countess was the chief benefactor of the Dominican order in Oxford. The friars sent to England in 1221 were assisted in their search for quarters in the Oxford Jewry by Isabel, who took a Dominican as her confessor and financed their oratory to the east of St Aldate's Street c.1227. When the friars decided to expand, she bought land to the south of Oxford for them. On her death on 3 February 1245 her body was temporarily entombed in their oratory, then transported to the newly consecrated Dominican priory church in St Ebbe's for burial. A monument proclaimed Isabel their foundress. Her other known charitable grants were to the hospital of St Mary Magdalene, Crowmarsh, Oxfordshire, and to Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire (a Bolebec foundation)."
c1164, from the citation to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography in her Wikipedia article note that this differs from the birth year guessed for her "1176?" in the ODNB entry for her husband, Robert de Vere.
about 1160, based on "...in or just before 1207...Isabel, who was probably a maiden aunt, well over forty,1 was at once sought in marriage as 'daughter of Hugh and sister and heir of Walter de Bolebec,' by Robert de Ver, younger brother to the Earl (Pipe Roll, 9 John).
Before 1206 to Henry de Nonent (about 1197)
Between 1206 and 1210 to Robert de Vere (fine to marry in 1208); "before Michaelmas 1207"
"Sometime before Michaelmas 1207 Robert had married Isabel de Bolebec, the aunt and namesake of Earl Aubrey’s wife, who had died childless in 1206 or 1207. Isabel the niece had been the heiress to the Bolebec estate, which was centred on Whitchurch (Bucks.), and her own heirs were her two aunts. Robert’s marriage can therefore be seen as part of a de Vere strategy to retain control over at least half of the Bolebec lands."
"Her two marriages are confirmed by the Testa de Nevill which includes a writ of King John dated 1212 recording that "Robertus de Ver" held "manerium de Cliston" in Devon "de dote cum Isabella uxore sua que fuit uxor Henrici de Nunant", adding that King Henry I had first granted the manor to "Rogero de Nunant antecessori suo".
Children with Robert de Vere
They had one son, Hugh (born about 1210), and one daughter, Eleanor.
"... order dated 20 Oct 1222 under which King Henry III granted custody of "Hugonis filii et heredis Roberti de Ver, quondam comitis Oxonie" to "Ysabelle de Bolebec comitisse Oxonie" dated 19 Jun 1222
"Eleanor de Vere, married Ralph Gernon, Knt., of East Thorpe, Essex"
3 February 1245
February 1245, Church of the Black Friars, Oxford, England
bur Oxford, Church of the Preaching Friars
The Dominican priory church of the Black Friars (Friars Preachers), Oxford, Oxfordshire, was founded by her husband, Robert de Vere, 3rd Earl of Oxford, in the early 13th century and was dissolved by Henry VIII in the 1530s during the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
Fines Rolls show Isabel out-lived her husband:
6/23 (13 November 1221)
[No date]. Isabella de Bolbec, countess of Oxford, has made fine with the king, by £2228 2s. 9½d., for having custody of the land and her son, the heir of Robert de Vere, formerly earl of Oxford , her husband, so that, beyond that fine, she will answer the king at the Exchequer for £1778 11s. of the debt that the earl owed to the king for several debts. She is also to render 250 m. of the aforesaid monies at Hilary in the sixth year, 250 m. at Easter in the same year, 250 m. at the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in the same year, 250 m. at Michaelmas in the same year, and £400 in the following year at the terms aforesaid, and £400 from year to year by the same terms until the aforesaid fine and debt have been paid in full.
This Isabel was "co-heiress in 1206-7 to her niece, Isabel de Bolebec, wife of Robert's brother Aubrey de Vere."
J.H Round explained the confusing records about Isabel and her family:
Her land, we read, had been (like her father's) in the custody of Reginald de Curtenai, since 1175 or thereabout, but she herself was in that of Aubrey, Earl of Oxford. In 1190 (she was then about fifteen) he gave no less than 500 marcs for licence to marry her to his son, who must have secured the fief, for he paid the scutage due on it (Pipe Roll, 2 Ric. I). Her name and the fact of the marriage (although ignored in works on the peerage) are proved (Mr. H. J. Ellis informs me) by two charters—Harl. Chart., 57 C. 3 and Add. Chart. 6026—granted by "Albericus de Ver filius Alberici comitis et femina sua Isabel filia Walteri de Bolebech," of which the latter was granted to Woburn Abbey and was, I have found, the actual charter produced by the Abbot of Woburn in 1231 (Bracton's Notebook, Case 633). This Isabel, it appears, died childless, so that her husband, then Earl, could not even claim tenure " by the curtesy." The Bolebec fief passed away to his wife's heirs.
This crisis in the Veres' fortunes must be dated in or just before 1207. It is evident that the heirs of the Countess were her father's sisters, Isabel and a younger sister. Isabel, who was probably a maiden aunt, well over forty,1 was at once sought in marriage as " daughter of Hugh and sister and heir of Walter de Bolebec," by Robert de Ver, younger brother to the Earl (Pipe Roll, 9 John). She retorted, clearly, by offering £200 and three palfreys that she might not be " distrained " to marry by the King or any other lord (ibid.)." Robert, however, married her and was holding, in 1211, her moiety of the Bolebec barony.3 He succeeded to the earldom and was father by her of the next earl, Hugh. There were thus two successive earls, each of whom married an heiress, named Isabel de Bolebec. This singular fact has been hitherto unsuspected.
Marriage to Henry de Nonant:
Richardson states that Robert de Vere married the widow of Henry de Nonant (d 1206). This agrees with with conclusion given in Complete Peerage, in its "Oxford" article, which explains that the evidence is in the Curia Regis Rolls, vol. vii, p. 342, and also explains how the evidence has been misinterpreted.
Darryl Lundy states, incorrectly, that Isabel married Henry de Nonant after 1221, presumably based on Robert de Vere's death in 1221 - Richardson has that Robert de Vere died "before 25 October 1221".
? 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2013), Volume V, pages 251-253, VERE #1. Robert de Vere, Knt.
? Royal Ancestry (#Richardson), also lists a daughter Eleanor.
? Wikipedia: Isabel de Bolebec, citing ODNB for "c. 1164" birth (accessed 16 Oct. 2018)
? 4.0 4.1 Round, J.H (1913) Rotuli de Dominabus et Pueris et Puellis de Donatione Regis in XII Comitatibus, 31 Henry II, 1185, Pipe Roll Society (1913), xxxix-xl. (available on FamilySearch)
? 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 #ODNB
? 6.0 6.1 6.2 Isabel de Bolebec, "Our Royal, Titled, Noble, and Commoner Ancestors and Cousins" (website, compiled by Mr. Marlyn Lewis, Portland, OR; accessed 13 October 2018)
? 7.0 7.1 article on Robert de Vere by Professor Nigel Saul, Royal Holloway, University of London, for Magna Carta 2015 Committee
? 8.0 8.1 8.2 Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families by Charles Cawley,© Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, 2000-2017.
Isabel de Bolebec
Robert de Vere
? Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Royal Ancestry series, 2nd edition, 4 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham, (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2011), Vol. IV pp 261-263; Royal Ancestry (#Richardson)
? 10.0 10.1 Cokayne G.E.; Gibbs, H.A. et al. (1910-1959) The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, 2nd ed., Vol.10, pp 212-3, footnote "l".
? Complete Peerage (citing Matthew Paris Vol.4 p.406) and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (#ODNB) say 3 February 1245; Richardson, a more recent source, says 2 or 3 February 1245 (Royal Ancestry above)
? Henry de Nonant, "thepeerage" (website, compiled by Darryl Lundy, Ngaio, Wellington, New Zealand; accessed 13 October 2018)
Sanders, English Baronies, p.98
Keats-Rohan, Domesday Descendants, p.334
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Robert de Vere)
Weis, Frederick Lewis. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England between 1623 and 1650 6th ed. (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1988)
|Bolebec, Countess of Oxford Isabel (I4676)
|203||Birth and Parentage|
Humphrey (V) de Bohun, Knight, son and heir of Henry de Bohun and his wife Maud of Essex, was born about 1200. The date is based on his being of age in 1221.
Humphrey is referred to as 2nd Earl of Hereford by many sources including Wikipedia.   He is referred to as the 6th Earl of Hereford by Richardson.. In fact, Humphrey was the 2nd earl of the 3rd creation of the title, and the 6th earl of Hereford overall. In such cases we follow Complete Peerage as the gold standard for English titles. Complete Peerage numbers him as Humphrey de Bohun, 6th Earl of Hereford.
In fact, the title "Earl of Hereford" was created and dissolved a number of times, both before and after the Norman Conquest of 1066. There were three incumbents prior to the Norman Conquest, the last of whom, Earl Harold Godwinson became King Harold II, and was defeated by William the Conqueror. The title was then created three times following the Norman Conquest. Humphrey is the second Earl in the 6th Creation, the 6th earl of Hereford since the Norman Conquest, and the 9th earl of Hereford in all.
For similar reasons, Humphrey is most often referred to as the 1st Earl of Essex, but referred to as the 7th Earl of Essex by Richardson.
Humphrey also inherited the title Constable of England. .
He was one of the nine godfathers of Prince Edward, later to be Edward I of England. He served as High Sheriff of Kent for 1239–1240.
Succeeded his father as Earl of Hereford, and possessing the honor of Essex through his mother, was created Earl of that county by Henry III, at whose marriage he performed the office of marshal in the king's house, and in three years afterwards in the year 1239, was one of the godfathers at the font, for Edward, eldest son of the King, there being no less than nine sponsors on the occasion, five temporal and four spiritual lords. He was Lord High Constable of England. In 1250 he took up the cross and proceeded to the Holy Land. In three years afterwards, he was present, with other peers, when that formal curse was denounced in Westminster Hall, with bell, book, and candle, against the violators of the Magna Charta; in which year he founded the church of the Fryers Augustines, in Broad-street, within the city of London. In the great contest between the King and the barons, he fought for the latter at Evesham, where he was taken prisoner, but he did not long continue in bondage, for we find him soon after again in favor, and receiving new grants from the crown.
1220 Death of Father and Accession to Earldom
His father died in June 1220, and in June the following year, at the petition of King Alexander of Scotland and the barons of England, Humphrey was permitted to succeed to the family estates, concentrated for the most part in the Welsh marches and in Wiltshire, including the castle of Caldicot in Monmouthshire and a share of the honour of Trowbridge.
1225 Magna Carta Reissue
In February 1225 Humphrey witnessed the reissue of Magna Carta as Earl of Hereford, and his title to the third penny of the county of Hereford was confirmed in October 1225, presumably at the same time that he was belted as earl.
1227 Earl of Essex
After the death of his uncle, William de Mandeville, his mother's brother, in 1227, he was created Earl of Essex. 
1227 Quarrel with the KIng
In 1227 he joined Richard of Cornwall in his quarrel with the king. 
Constable of the Exchequer, 1228,
1236 Marshal at Coronation of Queen Eleanor
He served as Marshal of the household at the coronation of Queen Eleanor in 1236 and at the christening of Prince Edward in 1239 he was one of the sponsors. 
1236 Marriage to Maud de Lusignan
About the same year, 1236, he married Maud, daughter of Raoul (Ralph) I of Lusignan, Comte d'Eu and his second wife Alix d'Eu, 8th Comtesse d'Eu and 4th Lady of Hastings. 
Because Maud is an English form of the Norman name Matilda, and Lusignan a city in the County of Eu, she is known variously as Maud of Eu, Maud d'Eu, Matilda de Lusignan, etc. She was born about 1210 and died 14 August 1241, with burial at Llanthony Abbey, Gloucester. 
He was one of the nine godfathers of Prince Edward, later to be Edward I of England. 
He served as High Sheriff of Kent for 1239–1240.
He took part in Henry's French expedition of 1242, but retired with other nobles in disgust at the king's partiality to the foreigners. In 1244 he aided in repressing a Welsh rising on the marches/borders. 
In 1246 he joined in the letter of remonstrance from the English peers to Pope Innocent IV. 
He was present in the parliament of 1248 and two years later went on a crusade to the Holy Land. 
Constable of Dover Castle and Warden of Cinque Ports, 1239-41
Sheriff of Kent, 1239-41
Warden of the Marches of Wales, 1245,
1242 Second Marriage to Maud de Avenbury
After the death of his first wife on 14 August 1241, he married, secondly Maud de Avenbury. They had two sons, John and Miles, knights. 
He married #2. Maud de Avesbury, by whom he had a son John, Lord of Haresfield. 
Humphrey married secondly, Maud de Avenbury  who died on 8 October 1273 at Sorges in the Dordogne.
In 1250 he took the cross and went to the Holy Land as a crusader. 
In 1252 he defended Simon de Montfort in 1252. 
In 1257 he had custody of part of the Welsh marches and was in the Welsh war. He joined the barons who formed the confederation for redress of grievances in 1258, and he had a share in the settlement of the government under the Provisions of Oxford, being one of the original commissioners, and subsequently one of the council of fifteen. 
He was Privy Councillor in 1258.
1258 Provisions of Oxford
In 1258 he was one of the 24 councillors to draw up the Provisions of Oxford, being chosen one of the original commissioners, and subaqeuently one of the council of fifteen. 
In 1258, after returning from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Humphrey fell away, like his father, from the royal to the baronial cause. He served as a nominee of the opposition on the committee of twenty-four which was appointed, in the Oxford parliament of that year, to create the Provisions of Oxford to reform the administration. It was only the alliance of Montfort with Llewelyn of North Wales that brought the earl of Hereford back to his allegiance. Humphrey V headed the first secession of the Welsh Marchers from the party of the opposition (1263), and was amongst the captives whom the Montfortians took at the Battle of Lewes. 
The earl's son and namesake was on the victorious side, and shared in the defeat of Evesham, which he did not long survive. Humphrey V was, therefore, naturally selected as one of the twelve arbitrators to draw up the Dictum of Kenilworth (1266), by which the disinherited rebels were allowed to make their peace. 
He was Constable of Haye, Huntingdon and Tregruk Castles 
In 1260 he was an itinerant justice for the counties of Gloucester, Worcester, and Hereford. 
In 1261 he was Justice of Assize at Cardiff.
In 1263 he was Chief Captain of the Ary in Wales.
In 1263 he supported the king against Simon de Montfort while his son Humphrey VI supported Simon. He was taken prisoner in the battle of Lewes in 1264. 
Sir Humphrey de Bohun, died testate 24 Sept 1275 and was buried before the high altar in the chapel of St. Kyneburg at Llanthony Abbey outside Gloucester. 
In 1290 the remains of his second wife Maud, were removed from France by her son, John de Bohun, and reburied at Llanthony Abbey beside her husband. 
Shortly before his death, Humphrey had conveyed the honour of Pleshey to his younger son, Henry de Bohun.
The remainder of his estate passed to his grandson, Humphrey (VII) de Bohun (d. 1298), son and heir of Humphrey the younger, who had died in captivity on 27 October 1265, at Beeston Castle, near Chester.
Dying in 1275, he was succeeded by his grandson Humphrey VII.
He was called "the Good" 
Children of Humphrey and Maud de Lusignan (Matilda)
Humphrey (VI) de Bohun, Knt. (predeceased his father in 1265, earldom passing through him to his son Humphrey VII de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford)
Henry de Bohun, Knt. In 1254 he was granted protection as long as he was on the king's service in Gascony. 
Geoffrey de Bohun. Living, 1264. ,
(Master) Ralph de Bohun, Clerk, Rector of Debden, Essex... 
Maud (Matilda) de Bohun, married (1) Anselm Marshal, 6th Earl of Pembroke; (2) Roger de Quincy, Knt, 2nd Earl of Winchester. 
Alice de Bohun, married Roger V de Toeni. 
Eleanor de Bohun, married Sir John de Verdun, Baron of Westmeath, of Alton Staffordshire. 
Mary de Bohun. About 1250-60 shown as "Mary de Boun, daughter of Sir Humphrey de Boun, count of Hereford and Essex." 
Children of Humphrey and Maud d'Avenbury
John de Bohun, Knt, of Haresfield, Elmore, and Harescombe, Gloucesershire, and, in right of his wife, of Salmanby, Lincolnshire, Elmsett, and Somersham, Suffolk, etc. Married John de Baa (or Bath, Bathe) 
Sir Miles de Bohun, Knt, of Gussage Dynaunt, Dorset. 
? 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry: a Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 2013, Volume 1, pages 410-415
? 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 Wikipedia. Humphrey de Bohun, 2nd Earl of Hereford, Accessed April 28, 2015
? 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 Adec, Family History Library 929.273,C769w
? Cokayne, George Edward and H.A. Doubleday et. al eds. Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Vol. VI: Gordon to Hurstpierpoint, 2nd edition. (London, 1926): pages 459-462.
? Wikipedia. Earl of Hereford
? Wikipedia 
Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson, Vol. II. page 522
Cokayne, George Edward. The Complete Peerage Vol. 4, p. 689.
Lewis, Marlyn, Our Royal Titled Noble and Commoner Ancestors.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Phillimore, W.P.W & Fry, George S. Abstracts of Gloucestershire Inquisitiones Post Mortem Returned Into the Court of Chancery (British Record Society, London, 1893) Part IV. 20 Henry III. to 29 Edward I. 1236-1300, Page 93
Richardson, Douglas, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2005, Vol 1., p. 228.
Richardson, Douglas. Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families. Volume 1. p. 94
Magna Carta Ancestry 2011 2nd ed. Vol. I p. 228-234
WikiTree profile De BOHUN-129 created through the import of FAMILY 6162011.GED on Jun 20, 2011 by Michael Stephenson. See the BOHUN-129 Changes page for the details of edits by Michael and others.
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Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Bohun". Encyclopædia Britannica 4 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 137
|Bohun, 6th Earl of Hereford Humphrey (I4576)
|204||birth year 1847 per 1900 census, shows husband "Richd", wife "Bettie", children Maggie and Annie(?).|
also: CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE or TERRITOR Y: NC COUNTY: Chatham DIVISION: Upper Regiment REEL NO: 432-624 PAGE NO: 384a Burns, Henry C. 45 M Farmer 500 North Carolina Burns, Elizabeth 43 F North Carolina Burns, Robert M. 14 M North Carolin a Burns, Mary L. 13 F North Carolina Burns, Ann E. 11 F North Carolina Burns, Mahala C. 9 F North Carolina Burns, Cornelia F. 7 F North Carolina Burns, Margaretta 5 F North Carolina Burns, Elizabeth 3 F North Carolina Burns, Henry L. 6/12 M North Carolina
gravestone, Mt. Pleasant UMC, Chatham Co., NC
Hamlet, Bettie Burns (b.24 Jun 1850 - d.29 Jan 1922)
Wife of R. R. Hamlet. "One who cared". Location row 6-N.
|Burns, Elizabeth Rosa Brantley (I0904)
|205||Birth/death dates and spouse from tombstone.|
American Civil War Soldiers
Name: Elbert Buchanan
Residence: Chatham County, North Carolina
Enlistment Date: 5 Nov 1863
Enlistment Place: Moore County, North Carolina
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: North Carolina
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 5 November 1863 at the age of 43.
Enlisted in Company F, 50th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 5 Nov 1863.
|Buchanan, Ethelbert (I0258)
|206||BIRTH: ABT. 1692, Albemarle, Surry now Sussex Co., VA  |
DEATH: BEF. 16 FEB 1779, Sussex Co., VA  
WILL: 26 Jun 1777, Will proved 18 Feb 1779 [Sussex Co., Wills C:318]
from the web: Will written 26 jun 1777 proved 18 feb 1779 lists sons John, Thomas, Nathaniel, William, Richard, David, Isham, Drewry, and Henry, grch Wells, son of William and Thomas son of Henry. Witness: John Adkins.
A Richard Cotten died intestate in 1718, Virginia. John Cotten on Isle of Wight 1704. List ed in the will of his cousin (uncle), Thomas Cotten in 1718. 1713--wit to will of John Barker src: Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex by John B. Boddie src: Albemarle Parish by Gertrude Richards. Only Isham and Mary are listed in the parish records.
|Cotten, Thomas II (I1002)
|207||BIRTH: ABT. 1697, Albemarle Parish, Surry now Sussex Co., VA  DEATH : 2 Dec 1768, Albemarle Parish, Sussex Co., VA ||Hyde, Jane (I1003)
|208||BIRTH: ABT. 1705, Surry, now Sussex Co., VA DEATH: by Apr 1760, Northampton Co., (formed from Bertie Co. -1741), WILL proven : 22 Apr 1760 [Northampton Co. Wills 1:56]. Named wife Sarah, William Ragland and Joseph Avent executors. lived near present day Roanoke Rapids, NC.|
On 2 Nov. 1733 (William's brother) Thomas Jr. received a deed of Gift of land in old Bertie Co., NC. ("Thomas Avent, Sr. of Surry Co., VA, Planter, deeds to Thomas Avent, Jr., of Bertie Precinct...land separated from land of William Avent..." Bertie Co., NC Deed Book D:125.)
Wife Sarah's Massie family has been traced back (using solid sources) to the Conquest in England, and was related to numerous families in the English aristocracy. See "Massey Genealogy 2000", by William M. Massey, Jr. Her great-great grandfather, William Massie, known as "Sir William Massey", was knighted by King James at Chester in 1617.
from the web:
1727-received land grant in Brunswick Co., VA on South side of Meherrin River
1745-Northampton Co., NC-sold land to Richard Cross.
Will written 22 Apr 1760. Had received land from in his father in old Bertie Co, NC by 1733. In 1727 received land grant in Surry Co., Va. Had land on an island in the Roanoke River.
Colonial records in NC say he was an ensign in the seventh North Carolina Regiment in 1740.
1758-Newton Tapley to William Avent and his heirs, rights of the plantation of Thomas Avent , Jr, deceased, on the north side of Roanoke River, not including Beaver Pond
(Northampton Co., NC Will Book 1 Pg 56)
In the name of God amen, I, William Avent, of the county of Northampton, Province of North Carolina, being very sick and weak and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following (viz):
First I recommend my soul to Almighty God who gives and my body to be decently buried at the direction of my Executors hereafter.
Item: I give and bequeath to my loving son, John Avent, one hundred twenty acres of land lying in the back of my plantation and back of the plantation Thomas Avent formerly lived on, to him and his heirs forever. Also the half of my part of that hundred acres my brother Thomas Avent formerly lived on, to him and his heirs forever.
Item: I give and bequeath to my loving wife the plantation I now live on, during the time of her natural life, and at her death, I give the same and also that island of land willed to me by my brother Thomas Avent, to my son William Avent, to him and his heirs forever. I lend to my wife, my negro man Mingo, and my negro woman Bridget and Phillis and Charles during her life and at her death, I give to my son William Avent the said Mingo and Bridget. I advise that Phillis and Charles be sold and the money equally divided among (viz) my children, John and Thomas Avent, and no other of them.
Item: I give to my son Joseph Avent, one negro man named Dick.
Item : I give to my son John Avent my negroes Job, and Fan.
Item: I give to my son Thomas Avent, my negroes Peter and Lucy.
Item: I give to my daughter Sarah Ragland, my negro man Pompey.
Item: I give to my daughter Gilley Avent, my negroes Moll and Davie.
Item: I give to my daughter Rebecca, my negroes Ned and Jenny.
I desire Thomas Vinson may have fifteen pounds of the money Captain David Mason is indebted to me to be discharged a legacy given to Ursula Avent by my father, and I give to my brother Peter Avent, thirty pounds of the said Mason money due me to discharge a note of hand given to him for the same, and I desire the remainder of the money due me by Thomas Mason to be equally divided amongst all my children.
I give to my son Joseph Avent, two cows and three year-old steers and to Sarah Ragland the same quantity and I lend to my wife all the rest of the cattle, and as my children come of age, I desire my wife give them the same quantity as above mentioned, and to give to William Ragland two sows ____and ten bushels of wheat.
I give to my son John Avent, one gray mare and saddle, and year old ___ to Thomas Avent.
I lend to my wife all my hogs during her life and at her death I give them to my son William Avent, and as for my household I lend to my wife during her life and at her death to be equally divided amongst my children.
I give Joseph my fine waistcoat and I give my country cloth and brushes to John Avent, and I give my ____ waistcoat to Thomas Avent, and my beaver hat also.
I give to William Ragland beaver skins to make him a hat.
I lend to my wife my horse during her life. I hereby appoint my loving wife and William Ragland and Joseph Avent my Executors to this my last will and testament. I hereby make all others made theretofore, whether by word or writting of no effect. Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and fixed my seal this 22 day of April in the year of our Lord 1760.
his -William X Avent- mark
Will proved August, 1761. This Will is recorded in Northampton County North Carolina
War of THE SPANISH ALARM 1747-48 list on page 273 State Records "A List of Northampton Ridgment William Avent, Insign, & two Corpralls & four Seargents"
War of Spanish Alarm: "During King George’s War, the Spanish attack Beaufort and Brunswick. In the so-called Spanish Alarm, they sack settlements before local militia can drive them away ."
|Avent, William (I0858)
|209||BIRTH: BET. 1727 - 1729, Albemarle Parish, Surry now Sussex Co., VA |
DEATH : BEF. 7 JAN 1790, Albemarle Parish, Sussex Co., VA 
WILL: Will Dated 24 May 1786, Will Proved: 7 Jan 1790, [Sussex Co., Wills E:1]
from the web: Will Written 24 may 1786 proved 7 jan 1790-Sussex Lists daus Salley Ivey, Rebecca Mangum, Jiney Cook, sons Seth, Harris, Archibald, Carey, Weaver, grch Eliza Cook. Ancestral file lists another dau: Celia Cotten chr 12 aug 1760 Surry... md William Scoggins chr 2 jun 1760
Richard COTTON signed a will on 7 Jan 1790 in Sussex County, Virginia.(1) Will Book E, page 1, Sussex Co. VA. Wills, will dated 24 May 1786; probated 7 January 1790. In Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry-Sussex Cos. VA., 1739-1778 (1958), by Gertrude R. B. Richards, PHD., births of nine children are listed born to "Richard Cotton and his wife Betty". Eight of the children listed in the birth records were named in Richard Cotton's will. The one being omitted was named William. Virginia Marriages (1953) by William Armstrong Crozier and Marriages of Virginia (1952) by Catherine Lindsay Knorr indicate the marriages shown for the children of Richard Cotton and his wife Betty: All 9 children was born Susex Co. VA.?
(This Will is the way I found it, and the spelling too.)
WILL OF RICHARD COTTON
Sussex County, Virginia
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. I Richard Cotton, of the Parish of Albemarle in the County of Sussex, being of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to All Mighty God for the same, and same, and calling to mind the uncertainty of Life, and knowing that all flesh must exile to death, do make this my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following.
ITEM - First, I recommend my sole to All Mighty God who gave it to me, trusting in merits of the Crucified Salvation. As for settling what temporal Estate it has pleased All Mighty God to bestow upon me, far above my desert, I dispose in manner and from followth:
ITEM - I give to my Daughter, Salley Ivey, one negro gal name Liddy, to she and her heirs forever.
ITEM- I give to my sone, Seth Cotton, a negro woman named Tabb, thirty pounds cash, one feather bed and blanket, to him and his heirs forever.
ITEM - I give to my sone, Haris Cotton, one negro woman named Aniche, and the upper part of my Black Swamp land, formerly the part that was Howell Jarratt's, and half the benefit of the orchard on the place where he now lives, till he can raise one, to him and his heirs forever.
ITEM - I give to my daughter, Rebecca Mangum, one negro woman named Pender during her life and at her death to her eldest some, Zachariah, to him and his heirs forever.
ITEM - I give to my sone, Archabal Cotton, one negro man named Will and seventy pounds gold or Silver, one sow and pigs, six barrels of corn, 300 pounds of pork, one axe, one hoe, one pot, one frying pan, one paile, fore sheaps and one feather bed & furniture, all which I give to him and his heirs forever.
ITEM - I give to my sone, Cary Cotton, the Plantation where on I now live, and all the lands that belong to the Tract, one negro by named Lewis, to him and his heirs forever.
ITEM - I give to my daughter, Jincy Cook (Cocke ?), one negro gal named Lucy, during her life and at her death to her daughter, Elizabeth Cook, to her and her heirs forever.
ITEM - I give to my sone , Weaver Cotton, the lower part of the land on the Black Swamp, being the part where Taddey Jarrell forerly lived, also one negro boy named Gabriel, one horse bridle & Saddle, to him and his heirs forever.
ITEM- My will desire is that after my just debts and legaceys is paid, that all the remainder part of my Estate of what kind or denominations what so every, to be equally divided between my three sons, namely, Archebal, Carey, and Weaver Cotton, by two good honest men to be chosen for that purpose by my Executors.
ITEM - Lastly, I do consititute & appoint my loving sons, Carey & Archebal Cotton, my hole and sole Executors of this my last Will & Testament, hereby revoking and annulling all other wills here to fore maid, & acknowledging this for my last Will & Testament. IN WITNESS, I have set my hand and Seal this Twentieth forth day of May, one thousand seven hundred and eighty six. Signed Richard Cotton (Seal)
Signed & Acknowledged for
his last Will & Testament in
the presents of
Will Book E, Page 1 Sussex Co. VA.
Probated: 172 7 January 1790, Sussex Co. VA. He was born co1729 in Albemarle, Sussex Co., VA.(2) He died in Surry, Virginia.
|Cotten, Richard (I1186)
|210||birthdate of 1793 from Garland Avent - no source given.||Avent, William (I1913)
|211||BLANCHE OF ARTOIS, married (1st) ENRIQUE (or HENRI) I el Gordo, King of Navarre, Count Palatine of Champagne and Brie [see Blois 7]; (2nd) EDMUND OF ENGLAND, Knt., Earl of Lancaster, Leicester, and Derby [see Lancaster7].|
Name and Titles
Blanche of Artois
Queen consort of Navarre, Countess of Lancaster
Birth and Parentage
She was born 1248 in Arras, France, the daughter of Matilda of Brabant and Robert I, Count of Artois.
Her father was Count of Artois from Sep 1216 - 9 Feb 1250 and her mother, Matilda of Brabant, was daughter of Henry II, Duke of Brabant.
First Marriage to Henry of Navarre
In 1269 she married first Henry I of Navarre, born 14 Jun 1237 in Compiegne, France. He died before 29 Oct 1275 in Paris. He was also Henry III of Champagne.
Blanche d'Artois was the queen consort of Navarre during her marriage to Henry I of Navarre.
This marriage was politically advantageous for Navarre, Blanche having been the niece of Louis IX of France. 
Together they had two children:
Theobald or Thibaut. He died in 1270 in a fall from a battlement at the castle of Estella
Joan I (or Jeanne) of Navarre, Queen regnant of Navarre and Queen consort of France
Regent of Navarre 1274-1284
After her husband Henry I of Navarre's death, she served as regent from 1274 to 1284 on behalf of her daughter, Joan I. Besides Navarre, she ruled the counties of Brie, Champagne, Troyes and Meaux. 
Marriage to Edmund Plantagenet
On 29 October 1276 Blanche married Edmund Crouchback in Westminster Abbey. In so doing she married into the English royal family, becoming the Countess of Lancaster. Edmund was also a widower. 
Another source gives the location of the wedding as Paris and the date as 3 February 1276. That same year Edmund became the Count of Champagne and Brie in France
Children of Edmund and Blanche
Thomas, 2nd Earl of Lancaster, b. abt 1278, died 22 Mar 1321.
Henry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster, b. abt 1281 in Grismond Castle, Monmouthshire, Wales. He died 22 Sept 1345 in the Monastery of Cann, England.
John of Lancaster, seigneur of Beaufort (present day Montmorency, Aube, arrond. d’Arcis-sur-Aube, canton de Chavanges) and Nogent-l’Artaud (Aisne, arrond. de Château-Thierry, canton de Charly). He was born abt 1286 (or 1282) in England, and died about 1327.
Mary Plantagenet, b. England abt 1288 or 1284 and died about 1289.
Two other children are presently linked to these parents, but the relationship is not established:
Death and Burial
Blanche d'Artois died 2 May 1302 in Paris and is buried in the Monoressea (Minoresses) Convent, Aldgate, London.
This profile is a work-in-progress. Under the developing rules on historically-significant ancestors over 300-years-old we are doing expedited merges. The final WikiTree ID is Artois-3. Do not merge this profile into any other. Merge duplicates into this profile. The current manager and contact person is Lindsay Coleman but this is under the auspices of the European Aristocratic Ancestors User Group so the actual manager is subject to change. Please join the user group to participate in cleaning up and maintaining these profiles. We need one manager to take primary responsibility for each profile. Stough-48 21:40, 31 January 2012 (EST)
? Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Vol. I pages 144, 395; Vol. III page 478
? Ancestry link
? 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Wikipedia: Blanche of Artois
Royal Database, Camelot International. Note: Good (Burke's old records)
Royalist Database, http://www.royalist.info
|Artois, Blanche (I4680)
|212||Born in 1102 to Henry I and Matilda of Scotland, Adelaide took the name Matilda ("Maud(e)" at the time of her first marriage.. It's commonly thought she was born at Winchester, but she may have been born in London, or the palace at Sutton Courtenay in Oxfordshire.|
Her maternal grandparents were Malcolm III of Scotland and [saint] Margaret of Wessex. Margaret's father was Edward the Exile, son and successor of Edmund II of England.
While she had three natural siblings and at least another 25 illegitimate siblings, Matilda and her younger brother William Adelin were the only surviving, direct contenders to the throne. But after seventeen-year-old William died in the White Ship disaster, Matilda became the sole heir.
Typical of the times, her first marriage was political. Betrothed on 10 April 1110, she married the 32-year-old Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor on the 7th of January in 1114 at the age of twelve. She was crowned... but unfortunately, it wasn't by the pope.
On the Pentacost of May 13th, 1117, the honors were done in Rome by an excommunicated member of the clergy ... the future Antipope, archbishop of Braga, Maurice Bourdin.  Maude, "later claimed to have been crowned twice," and managed to convince Norman chroniclers that the pope actually took part.
In any case, Matilda was still, "anointed queen at her husband's coronation by Pope Paschal in 1111." Even after Henry died in 1125, leaving her childless, the title of Empress continued to hold some weight at the English court. Official records address her, "regina Romanorum."
Henry I and his second wife had no issue, so Matilda was the next option for dynastic continuity. After the barons pledged support, Henry arranged her second marriage to the 13-year-old Geoffrey of Anjou and Maine. She was twenty-five.
Once Matilda's half brother Robert, earl of Gloucester, rebelled against Stephen, war broke out in 1136. Matilda arrived in England in 1139 and after a series of battles, Stephen was caught February 1141 at the Battle of Lincoln.
Lady of the English
During the summer of 1141, Maud almost tasted success. With Stephen out of the way, she was now "lady of the English." ... Only to turn around and blow it.
That June, she rode into London with a bad attitude ... demanding money. It incensed the public and her coronation was met with angry town folk. She fled to Oxford with no crown.
DEC 1142: Matilda escapes Oxford Castle and crosses the frozen Thames.
01 NOV 1141: Robert is exchanged for Stephen.
Meanwhile... Stephen's wife hit the ground with an army from France. They caught the Earl of Gloucester, later ransomed in exchange for Stephen. Matilda escaped but her forces were routed at Winchester in September 1141. Thereafter she maintained a weak resistance out west.
In 1148, after the death of her half-brother, Matilda left her son (Henry II) behind and returned to Normandy. She died at Notre Dame du Pré near Rouen on 10 September 1169, and was buried in Fontevrault Abbey. Her remains were moved to Rouen Cathedral in 1847.
Matilda's epitaph reads: "Great by Birth, Greater by Marriage, Greatest in her Offspring: Here lies Matilda, the daughter, wife, and mother of Henry."
? 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14
Ashley, Mike (2008).A Brief History of British Kings and Queens. pp.72-78. Philadelphia, PA: Running Press Book Publishers. Print.
Adrienne Anderson chart of Scandinavian Norman Descent of Hamblins;
Herbert Stoyan. Nobility of the Holy Roman Empire and other European Nobility.;
Gregory Lauder-Frost F.S.A. Some English Descendants of Malcome Canmore King Of the Scots.
? 3.0 3.1
Fletcher, John (1990)
? 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4
? 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8
Wikipedia: Empress Matilda
"Royal Ancestry" 2013 by Douglas Richardson Vol. I, page 18-20
MAUD OF ENGLAND, sometimes styled "Lady of the English" (rarely "Queen of the English"), daughter and heiress, born at London about 8 Feb. 1102. She married (1st) at Mainz 7 January 1114 HEINRICH (or HENRY) V, Holy Roman Emperor, son of Heinrich IV, Holy Roman Emperor, by Bertha, daughter of Otto, Count of Savoy, They had no issue. HEINRICH V died at Utrecht 23 May 1125. Maud was declared heir presumptive to her father in 1126. She married (2nd) Le mans, Maine 17 June 1128 GEOFFREY PLANTAGENET, nicknamed le Bel), Count of Anjou and Maine, Knt., son and heir of Foulques V le Jeune, Count of Anjou, King of Jerusalem, by his 1st wife, Eremburge, daughter and heiress of Helie, Count of Maine. he was born 24 August 1113. They had three sons, Henry (II) [King of England, Duke of Normandy and Aquitaine, Count of Anjou], Geoffrey [Count of Anjou and Nantes], and William Longespee. By and unknown mistress (or mistresses), Geoffrey also had one illegitimate son, Hamelin [5th Ealr of Surrey], and two illegitimate daughters, Emma and Mary [Abbess of Shaftesbury]. GEOFFREY, Count of Anjou and Maine, died at Chateau-du-Loir 7 Sept. 1167, and was buried in St. Julien's, Le Mans, Maine. In 1153 the treaty of Westminster allowed Stephen should remain King of England for life and that Maud's son, Henry, should succeed him. MAUD, late Empress of Almain, died at Rouen, Normandy 10 Sept. 1167, and was buried at Bec Abbey, Normandy. At her death, her wealth was distributed to the poor, and to various hospitals, churches, and monasteries.
"Royal Ancestry" 2013 Douglas Richardson Vol. I. page 159, 197, 448, 479,
|De Anjou, Empress Maud Of England (I4368)
|213||Born in Chatham Co., NC. Served as a tail gunner in the 14th Air Force in China and Burma (the 14th AF was the outfit that succeeded the Flying Tigers, when the all-volunteer Flying Tigers became incorporated into the USAAC). Commanded by Gen. Claire Chennault. Flew over 55 combat missions, shot down three times. Also served in the USAF during the Korean Conflict . Is buried in Rock Quarry Veteran's Cemetary, Raleigh, NC.|
Name: Howard F Avent
Birth Year: 1921
Race: White, citizen
Nativity State or Country: North Carolina
State: North Carolina
County or City: Alamance
Enlistment Date: 30 Nov 1942
Enlistment State: North Carolina
Enlistment City: Fort Bragg
Branch Code: No branch assignment
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Army Air ForceSource: Civil Life
Education: 4 years of high school
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
U.S. Veterans Cemeteries, ca.1800-2006
Name: Howard F Avent
Service Info.: SSGT US AIR FORCE WORLD WAR II, KOREA
Birth Date: 10 May 1921
Death Date: 15 Sep 1985
Service Start Date: 22 Nov 1942
Service End Date: 17 Aug 1955
Interment Date: 17 Sep 1985
Cemetery: Raleigh National Cemetery
Cemetery Address: 501 Rock Quarry Road Raleigh, NC 27610
Buried At: Section 16 Site 204
|Avent, Howard Foster (I0276)
|214||Born in Chatham Co., where he resided as a farmer. Enlisted in CSA army in 61st NC Inf Co. D on 7/16/1862 for the war. Mustered in as Pvt., promoted to Corp. 12/27/1862, and to Sgt. on 6/1/1864 at Cold Harbor battlefield. Fought at battle of Crater and Cold Harbor, among many others.|
EMMAUS BAPTIST CHURCH
Location: Hadley Township. On north side of SR 1346, Silk Hope--Gum Springs Road, 0.2 mile east of SR 1559, Emerson Cook Road
Coordinates: 35d 46m 18.0s N; 79d 16m 25.0s W
In December 1965, Lots Sugg Willett, Guilford Battle Chapter, DAR, Greensboro, North Carolina, recorded 240 grave markers with legible data and 68 field stones. On 15 March 1997, Will and Audrey Heiser recorded data from 261 grave markers, and noted 43 unmarked graves or illegible markers.
Webster, Basel E. (b.22 May 1839 - d.24 Feb 1905)
3' pedestal. DAR 1965, p. 26 west side of pedestal. Location row 7.
Webster, Mary (b.1823 - d.24 May 1903)
Wife of Richard Webster. DAR 1965, p. 27 Marker not found byAOH.
Webster, Richard (b.1817 - d.11 Nov 1893)
Husband of Mary Webster. "At Rest". 4' pedestal. DAR 1965, p. 27. Location row 9.
|Webster, Basil Elisha (I0889)
|215||Born in Prince Edward Co., VA per app for Confederates Home in old age.|
History Of Prince Edward County, Virginia by Herbert C. Bradshaw (1955 ) Page 309 Among those to whom ordinary licenses were granted in this pe r iod were John QUEENSBERRY, 1795, and Mackness ROWLETT, 1797. The Herita ge Of Virginia by James Hagemann 1988 Green Bay Prince Edward VA. T wo ordinaries competed for trade here in 1797, one operated by John QU EEN SBERRY and the other by Mackness ROWLETT. The names of the taverns ar e no t in the history books, but since this hamlet has been known as Gree n Bay for nearly two hundred years and there is no bay within 125 air mil es of the locality, undoubtedly the more popular tavern bore that name.
Pvt., 23rd VA INF, wounded, captured at Spotsylvania, lived in Richmond Old Confederates Home in later years.
1860 Amelia Co., VA census:
, Edward Queensbury, 22, M, Laborer, VA
7, Lucy Queensbury, 20, F, VA
from the web:
I have been researching the surname of QUEENSBERRY, often spelled Quesenberry/Quisenberry.
John Queensberry died 1813 in Prince Edward Co. VA. He married Mary Bruce in the 1790's, daughter of Alexander Bruce who left will in Nottoway Co. VA 1795.
John and Mary's children were:
Alexander, John, Washington, William, Rachel, Nancy, and possible other daughters, all born between 1797 and 1812.
I believe, but have not proven that John Queensberry was a son of Aaron or Nicholas Queensberry of Amelia Co. VA.
The Quesinberry family came from Germany to Virgina in Colonial times. There were six brothers who came to this country, two locating in Floyd Co. Vir., two in Carroll Co. and two in North Carolina. The members of the family who settled in North Carolina spell their name Queensberry.
Mary/Polly BRUCE was born about 1774 in Amelia Co. VA. Died 23 Sept 1859 in
Prince Edward Co. VA. She was daughter of Alexander BRUCE and second wife,
which her name is unknown, but I believe her mother to have been Rachel WOODSON.
Married John QUEENSBERRY before 1795. No marriage record survives but she
is named as Polly CUSHENBERRY, wife of John CUSHENBERRY in her father's
September 1795 Nottoway Co. Will. In the Prince Edward Co. VA 1859 Death
Register, Mary/Polly QUEENSBERRY is listed as being 85 years old, died of
"old age", parent is listed as Alexander BRUCE, widow of John QUEENSBERRY
and the informant was a son, Alexander QUEENSBERRY.
John QUEENSBERRY operated an "Ordinary" in the area of Green Bay, VA.
(P.E. Co) He died in 1813. Left no will but his inventory covers several
pages in the Prince Edward Co. Court Books and several Deeds are recorded
for his children and wife after his death.
The 1810 census for Prince Edward Co. VA listed John QUEENSBERRY as head
of household, age 45 plus. Three males under 10 years of age, and one
between 10 and 16 years old. Females included were two females under 10
years and one female between 26 and 45 years old.
Children are not in the order that they were born. Names taken from a list
of heirs of John QUEENSBERRY in the division of his estate..
Alexander QUEENSBERRY born about 1796 Prince Edward Co. VA removed to
Lunenburg Co. VA
Elizabeth Nancy QUEENSBERRY born about 1808 Prince Edward Co. VA. Married
on 20 May 1825 to Thomas WALLER, P.E. Co. VA.
John QUEENSBERRY born about 1811 Prince Edward Co. VA. Died of consumption
at age 55 in August 1866. Found in the 1866 Death Register for P.E. Co. VA
Washington J. QUEENSBERRY born 13 November 1806 Prince Edward Co. VA Died
14 Jan 1856 Guilford Co. NC. Married 11 Nov 1841 Mary Jane BURKE Prince
Edward Co. VA. Daughter of Richard F. BURKE and Sally FOSTER.
This may have been a second marriage, I lose Washington QUEENSBERRY for
the years 1832-1841. He sold all of his land in 1831-32 in Prince Edward
Co. and can not be found as head of household in VA, GA, KY, or N.C. in 1840.
William QUEENSBERRY born about 1803/4-Died in Lunenburg Co. VA. in 1826.
Estate filed in Lunenburg Co. VA. Married Nancy ROBINSON.
Rachel QUEENSBERRY born about 1805 Prince Edward Co. VA married in Prince
Edward Co. VA on 15 June 1821 to McNess SHIPP son of John SHIPP.
Mary QUEENSBERRY born 1812/13, married Edward B. MILLER on 1 Dec 1831,
consent given by her guardian R.M. DEJARNETT
Children of Washington J. QUEENSBERRY and Mary Jane BURKE
Victoria Anne QUEENSBERRY born 4 Jan 1848 Guilford Co. NC-died 21 Sept
1919 in Rockingham Co. NC. Married Pinckney L. WALL
Caroline QUEENSBERRY died as an infant
Mary W. QUEENSBERRY born 1856 after the death of her father, she died at
age 8 years (guardianship records)
After the death of Washington QUEENSBERRY, Mary BURKE married as her second
husband Jesse Harper BEVIL of Guilford Co. NC. Marriage bond dated 1 Oct
1856. Mary died 24 Nov 1884 and is buried at Center Church Cem, Guilford
Co. NC. in the BEVIL plot. They had one daughter:
Permelia BEVIL born 1858, married Mack WARREN and died in Caswell Co. NC
Guilford County Court Records, 1856-1858
Dates taken from Tombstones in Center Methodist Church Cemetery
Nottoway Co. VA
Court Order Book 2
Will Book 1, page 200
Prince Edward Co. VA
Court Order Books 8/11/13
Richmond, Virginia City Directories, 1889-90 Record
Name: Alexander E Queensberry
Location 2: Midlothian tpk, Swansboro
He and wife Lucy living on French farm in 1860
Name: Edward QUEENSBURY 1
Marriage 1 Lucy FRENCH b: 1840
Married: 22 DEC 1858 in Nottoway Co., VA
Title: Descendants of Robert French
Author: Tom French/ Larry Maier
Note: Work was probably prepared by M. Amundson of Fredrick, Md.
Note: Hard copy held by Jim Supan
|Queensberry, Edward Alexander (I0908)
MAGNOLIA CEMETERY OF ELON. Location - Cemetery is in Elon, NC and is bounded by E. Trollinger Ave and S. Oak Ave.
# Avent, Jos. P. (b. 1862 - d. 1914)
Masonic Symbol Spouse - Alice Boone
# Avent, Alice Boone (b. 1865 - d. 1938)
Spouse - Jos. P. Avent
|Avent, Joseph Partridge (I3268)
|217||Burial: Minter Family Cemetery on the home plantation, near Monburn, Chatham, NC. (The exact location of the cemetery is unknown)|
�Marriage Records Cumberland Co., VA 1749-1840� compiled by Katherine B. Elliott:
John Minter and Elizabeth Morgan, Prior to 1 Feb 1760 - Chancery Suit, Cumberland Co. Order Book 4, p. 158.
Morgan/Minter/Clopton/Michaux Court Document, 1760 - Cumberland Co. VA
COURT ORDER BOOK
Book III:280, 27 Oct 1760
An Indenture of Release between Anthony MORGAN of the first part, John MINTER & Elizabeth MINTER, his wife, Daughter of Anthony MORGAN, of the second part, Benjamin CLOPTON and Agness CLOPTON, his wife, also daughter of
Anthony MORGAN, of the third part and Jacob MICHAUX, Eldest Son and Heir at Law of Abraham MICHAUX, late of the County of Henrico, dec'd, of the fourth and last part and the receipt indorsed are acknowledged by Anthony MORGAN, John MINTER and Benjamin CLOPTON and recorded. Elizabeth and Agness being first privily examined also acknowledged the Indenture.
John mentions his children, Agness, Morgan & Judith Minter & wife Elizabeth
Minter in a court record in Cumberland Co. VA, Oct. 1769.
|Morgan, Elizabeth (I0023)
|218||Buried at Buckhorn UMC, corinth, NC. Gravestone:|
Avent Edward W. July 3, 1879 June 20, 1943
|Avent, Edward White (I0279)
|219||Buried at Emmaus Baptist Church, Chatham Co., NC:|
Justice, Eudora (b. 4 Aug 1857 - d. 26 Jul 1894)
Wife of H. D. Justice. "Rest weary pilgram, rest. Thy sufferings are o'er, thou art numbered with the blest on Heaven's eternal shore". DAR 1965, p. 27. Location row 9.
|Webster, Eudora (I1286)
|220||Buried at Meronies Methodist Church, Chatham Co., NC. Tombstone:|
Rives, Charles Jackson (b.1874 - d.1958)
Husband of Dora B.R. & Sallie Adelaide (Avent) Rives
|Rives, Charles Jackson (I2347)
|221||Buried at Meronies Methodist Church, Chatham Co., NC. Tombstone:|
Rives, Sallie Adelaide (Avent) (b.1868 - d.1950)
|Avent, Sarah Adelaide (I0297)
|222||buried at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Chatham Co., NC.|
from Nancy Dale's AWT database:
Name: Samuel JOHNSON
Given Name: Samuel
Father: Jesse JOHNSON b: 12 Dec 1796
Mother: Martha BUCKNER b: 1797
Marriage 1 Callie MCBANE
Marriage 2 Elizabeth Louisa JONES b: Abt 1829
William Anderson JOHNSON
John Milton JOHNSON
Marriage 3 Frances JONES b: Abt 1849
Ida Belle JOHNSON
Marriage 4 Martha WRIGHT
Edward JOHNSON b: 1851
Marriage 5 Sarah JONES b: Abt 1831
Eliza Ann JOHNSON
Samuel Richard JOHNSON b: 1861
Mary Jane JOHNSON
Martha Adeline JOHNSON
Abraham Lincoln JOHNSON
Image Source: Year: 1870; Census Place: Pittsboro Road North Side, Chatham, North Carolina; Roll: M593_1129; Page: 218; Image: 444.
18 1109 1129 Saml Johnson 45 M W Farmer 700 1000 North Carolina
19 1109 1129 Louisa Johnson 43 F W Keeping house North Carolina
20 1109 1129 Edwd Johnson 19 M W Farm Laborer North Carolina
21 1109 1129 Jesse Johnson 17 M W Farm Laborer North Carolina
22 1109 1129 Rchd Johnson 10 M W Farm Laborer North Carolina
23 1109 1129 Mary Johnson 15 F W at home North Carolina
24 1109 1129 Martha Johnson 12 F W at home North Carolina
25 1109 1129 Abm Johnson 7 M W at home North Carolina
26 1109 1129 Anderson Johnson 4 M W at home North Craolin
Image Source: Year: 1880; Census Place: Hadley, Chatham, North Carolina; Roll: T9_957; Family History Film: 1254957; Page: 54.1000; Enumeration District: 24; Image: 0603.
8 77 77 Johnson Samuel W M 53 Head M Farmer NC VA NC
9 77 77 Johnson Louisar (Louisa) W F 50 Wife M . . . NC NC NC
10 77 77 Johnson Adaline W F 20 Daughter S . . . NC NC NC
11 77 77 Johnson Samuel R W M 18 Son S Farmer NC NC NC
12 77 77 Johnson Abram L W M 16 Son S works on Farm NC NC NC
13 77 77 Johnson William A W M 13 Son S works on farm NC NC NC
14 77 77 Johnson John M W M 10 Son S works on farm NC NC NC
|Johnson, Samuel (I2567)
|223||Buried at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Chatham Co., NC.|
William M. Buckner 3/12/1874-6/19/1952
-wife of William M. Buckner
Henry Franklin Johnson was sent to live with him after mother Eunice Buckner died in 1897.
North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975
Name: William Manley Buckner
Birth Date: 4 Mar 1876
Birth Place: Chatham, North Carolina, United States
Death Date: 19 Jun 1952
Death Location: Hadleys, Chatham
Father's Name: Manley Buckner
Mother's Name: Rebecca Jones
Residence: Hadleys, Chatham, North Carolina
|Buckner, William Manley (I0666)
|224||buried at Old Rock Cemetery|
|Avent, Oscar Louis (I2305)
|225||Buried at PLEASANT HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH |
Location: Hickory Mountain Township. On the north side of SR 1506, Pleasant Hill Church Road, 0.4 mile west of NC 902, Pittsboro--Bear Creek Road
Straughan, Sophronia (b. 1848 - d. 2 Jun 1893)
1st Wife of Isaac Henderson Straughan. "Mother". Old. Location row 15.
|Webster, Sophronia (I0897)
WOODLAWN MEMORIAL PARK.
Located in Durham at 2107 Liberty Street off South Miami Boulevard (NC 70).
Carlton, Annie Georgia Avent (b. 2 Oct 1880 - d. 1944). Daughter of Wm A.-Mary A.F. Cotton Avent.
|Avent, Annie Georgia (I0362)
|227||Buried Emmaus Bap. Ch., Chatham Co., Nc:|
Webster, Clarence (b.13 Dec 1848 - d.16 Jan 1913)
Husband of Kate G. Carter Webster. Family headstone. DAR 1965, p. 27.
|Webster, Clarence (I0898)
|228||Buried in Buchanan family cemetery, in Chatham Co., NC, near Cape Fear river.|
American Civil War Soldiers
Name: Hilliard Buchanan
Residence: Chatham County, North Carolina
Enlistment Date: 1 Aug 1863
Enlistment Place: Moore County, North Carolina
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: North Carolina
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 1 August 1863.
Enlisted in Company F, 50th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 1 Aug 1863.
Captured at Plymouth, NC, 10/21/1864, sent to Pt. Lookout, MD, POW camp. released 6/23/1865.
|Buchanan, Hilliard Smith (I0261)
|229||buried in from Avent-Cox-Pierce Cemetery, Sanderson, GA:|
Joseph Avant 1851 died at 4 yrs of age. Son of James Ransome & Lucretia Cox Avant.
|Avant, Joseph (I2667)
|230||buried in from Avent-Cox-Pierce Cemetery, Sanderson, GA:|
Ransome Leverette Avant ca. 1863 adopted son of James Ransome & Lucretia Cox Avant
|Avant, Ransome Leverette (I2668)
|231||buried in from Avent-Cox-Pierce Cemetery, Sanderson, GA:|
Sarah Avant 1853 died at 6 mos. Dau of James Ransome & Lucretia Cox Avant
|Avant, Sarah (I2666)
|232||Buried Oakwood Cem., Siler City, NC.|
Webster, Duncan L. (b.1 Jun 1850 - d.22 Mar 1915)
"He giveth His beloved sleep". Family headstone. Location row C-16.
Year of birth conflict: death certificate gives year of death as 1915, and age as 62, so birth year of 1853, while tombstone gives birth year of 1850.
from the Websgter genforum:
Posted by: Donald Roderick Dodson Date: May 24, 2001 at 04:45:17
In Reply to: Re: WEBSTER Genealogy, Chatham Co. NC by Bobbie of 4987
Bobbie, Richard Webster Jr. had three wives. My lineage came from Sarah Auld. He also married Mazy A. Stone and they had a son Duncan Luther Webster. Duncan married Olive Bradshaw. Olive's dad was James Pope Bradshaw, don't know her mother. Duncan and Olive Bradshaw had two sons, Jennings Bryan Webster Sr., and Roland Bradshaw Webster. I can trace back into Jennings and Roland if that interests you.
|Webster, Duncan L. (I0899)
|233||Buried Sapling Ridge UMC, Chatham Co., NC|
Webster, Norman A. (b.25 May 1843 - d.14 Nov 1913)
Husband of Francis Henderson Webster. DAR 1965, p. 85. Location row 8.
# Name: Norman WEBSTER
# Sex: M
# Birth: MAY 1843 in Hadley,Chatham Co,N.C.
# 7 JUL 1862 61st Inf Reg. NC,Co D
# Death: Aft 1900 in Hadley,Chatham Co,N.C.
# Note: BIOGRAPHY: Enlisted, along with brothers Basil and Nathan, in 61st Infantry Co. D, Confederate Army. Captured at Kinston 14 Dec 1862. Paroled 15 Dec 1862. Returned to duty until 22 Jul 1863 when wounded in left eye. Returned to duty 8 Aug 1863. Hospitalized again 29 Feb 1864. Returned to duty, wounded in left hand at Fort Harrison, VA, Sep 1864. Hospitalized at Richmond. Survived the war. Returned home to marry Civil War widow Frances Henderson Cook.
# Change Date: 28 JUN 2003 at 11:08:57
Father: Richard WEBSTER
Mother: Mazy A STONE
Marriage 1 Frances HENDERSON b: 5 SEP 1839 in Chatham Co,N.C.
1. Virginia A WEBSTER b: 1870 in Hadley,Chatham Co,N.C.
2. Meriman WEBSTER b: 1873 in Hadley,Chatham Co,N.C.
3. Carrie Frances WEBSTER b: 1877 in Hadley,Chatham Co,N.C.
4. Hezekiah H WEBSTER b: AUG 1880 in Chatham Co,N.C.
|Webster, Norman A. (I0894)
|234||buried Straughan cememtery:|
Location: Center Township. By two large cedar trees, 50 feet west of old lane, 850 feet south of old chimney, 2,000 feet east of SR 1520, Old Graham Road, and 1.0 mile north of SR 1520, Russell Chapel Road
Coordinates: 35d 46m 21.0s N; 79d 11m 58.0s W
# Straughn, Elisha H. (b. 12 Jul 1809 - d. 22 Feb 1878)
Husband of Nancy B. Straughn. "He served in the Legislature of 1858-1864. Was Clerk of Sand Creek Assn. 40 yrs. They rest from their labors and their works do follow them." "Father". Double headstone. Footstone: EHS.
# Straughn, Nancy B. (b. 5 Jun 1817 - d. 15 Feb 1883)
Wife of Elisha H. Straughn. "Mother". Double headstone. Footstone: NBS.
|Lindsey, Nancy B. (I0565)
|235||called 'Col.'||Sherwood, Daniel (I1303)
|236||called 'Major' Taken from "Supplement To The Auld Family Footprints Fr om Maryland To North Carolina Then West Across The South To Texas And O klahoma" September 2002 by V.L. Auld "His home was named Sherwood Fore st near the Miles River." "His occupation was Maryland Assembly in 1692- 1693; Justice, 1694-96."||Sherwood, Hugh (I1305)
|237||called 'Mutt'. Lived in Mebane, NC.||Hanford, Mebane L. (I0392)
|238||called 'Senator'. Member of NC General Assembly for Anson Co., NC in 1783 & 1754 (Representative), and 1788 (Senator).|
from "The Journal of James Auld, 1765-1770", published in the Southern History Association, Volume VIII, No. 4, July, 1904, and found in the
National Archives (and elsewhere, including genealogy.com):
"In Nov., 1770, traveled up to Anson County about 200 miles, contracted with Col. Sam Spencer for the clerkship of that county and my first court commenced January 1771. This fall negro wench Cate run away. Continued traveling and attending Anson County court with my sons, John and Michael , until January court '72, when John is placed for one year at Chatham County Court House in a store for Mr. Neal McKennon and also Deputy Clerk for Wm. Cooper of that County, myself pursuing my attendance at Anson County Court until April '72, proposing now to move my family to Anson County before July Court."
The journal goes on to say:
"SUNDAY Feb: 10: 1765 - I took my departure from my house on Fishing Creek in Dorchester County, Maryland where I left my wife and Six children viz....wife Rosanna Auld...sd. Six children...
1st Child a daugh. Ann aged about 14 years
2nd a Son John aged abt 13
3 a Daughter Rosannah abt 10
4 a Son Michael Piper abt. 8
5 a Daugh Mary - abt. 4
6 a Daugh Betsey - abt. 3 m(os)
The following birthdays are also listed:
James Sherwood AULD b. 15 Jan. 177 (torn, prob. 1770)
Henry William AULD b. 14 Mar. 1781.
Rosanna Elizabeth AULD b. 1 Mar. 1783.
Charles AULD b. 13 Dec. 1787.
Alexander AULD b. 16 Sep. 1789.
Sarah AULD b. 25 Dec. 179 (torn, but may be 1792).
In another hand - James AULD d. 8 May 1782
wf Rosanna d. 11 Nov. 1792 Anson Co.
from another (unattributed) source:
"JOHN AULD, born May 30, 1752; died Nov. 28, 1796; buried in Anson County, North Carolina, in Auld Family Cemetery near Pee Dee Station ; married ELIZABETH SCURLOCK. He was Clerk of Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Anson County, North Carolina, and served in the State Senate and House of Legislature several terms. His tombstone reads: 'John Auld died November 28, 1796, aged 44 years and 6 months.'"
The husband of ELIZABETH SCURLOCK was JOHN AULD, son of JAMES AULD and ROSANNA PIPER GOLDSBOROUGH. JOHN was born May 30, 1752, in Fishing Creek, Dorchester County, MD. He died Nov. 28, 1796, and is buried in the Auld Family Cemetery near Pee Dee Station in Anson County, NC.
He was Clerk of Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Anson County, and served in the State Senate and House of Legislature several terms.
According to Anson County, North Carolina: Abstracts of Early Records, JAMES AULD and his sons JOHN and MICHAEL served as Clerks of
Court before, during, and after the Revolution. JAMES served as a member of the commission to locate the state capital. JOHN served as
State Senator after the Revolution, and while serving as Senator he was appointed Auditor for the State of North Carolina.
ELIZABETH2 SCURLOCK (MIAL/MILES 1), died August 26, 1795 in Chatham Co., NC. She married JOHN AULD, son of JAMES AULD and ROSANNA GOLDBOROUGH. He was born May 30, 1752 in Fishing Creek, Dorchester Co., MD, and died November 28, 1796 in Wadesboro Co., , NC.
Children of ELIZABETH SCURLOCK and JOHN AULD are: i. ELIZABETH3 AULD.
ii. JAMES SHERWOOD AULD.
iii. HENRY WILLIAM AULD.
iv. ELIZABETH AULD.
v. SARAH AULD.
vi. CHARLES AULD.
vii. ALEXANDRA AULD.
Information taken from the book titled "SUPPLEMENT TO THE AULD FAMILY FOOTPRINTS FROM MARYLAND TO NORTH CAROLINA THEN WEST ACROSS THE SOUTH TO TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA" by V.L . Auld - September 2002: page 26 "His tombstone reads:"John Auld died 2 8th November 1796, aged 44 years and 6 months."
Connections to Chatham Co, NC, are documented through these deeds:
These are taken from N.C. Archives films of the original Chatham Co., NC records. 1771-1786, vol. A.B.C., being the first ones.
pg. 170, Nov. 18, 1778
"Agnes Harrington, Thomas Harrington and Philemon Harrington, sell to John Auld of Anson Co., for 800 pds, 212 acres, including the land whereon we now live..."
pg. 173, Nov. 18, 1778
"William Alston of Halifax Co., NC sells to John Auld of Anson Co., NC, for 500 pds, 212 acres. Land joins Mial Scurlocks land where the Court House now stands and the land of Zachariah Harman..."
|Auld, John (I1007)
|239||called 'Sweet'.||Murphy, Thelma (I2525)
|240||came to Talbot County, Maryland, between 1680 and 1685||Auld, James (I1107)
|241||Can't explain how Emma could be born in Mar 1889 and sister Sallie in Jan 1889, but that's what their death certificates have.|
Listed on 1900 census in household of John Jones and wife Sarah. Rel is 'niece'. DOB given as Oct 1888.
|Johnson, Emma Elizabeth (I3700)
|242||Capt. in Chatham Co. Militia in Rev War.|
Capt. Stephen Poe, b. 1732, d. 1773, m. Hannah Bradford, was captain and commander of local militia in Chatham County, N.C. The first court held in Chatham County was held in Stephen Poe's home. It was later moved to Pittsboro, where a new courthouse was constructed.
Stephen Poe left Virginia and acquired a land grant of 194 acres in 1759, in Orange County, NC. This was known as the Lord Granville Grant. These lands were later incorporated into Chatham Count. The chain carrier for the surveyor of Stephen Poe's first purchase in 1759 was his brother Simon Poe, Jr., (b 1732, d. 1773). Stephen was the oldest son.
|Poe, Capt. Stephen (I1013)
|243||Capt., Co., D, 35th NC Infantry in WBTS. Captured June 17, 1864, sent to Ft. Delaware POW camp. Became one of the "Immortal 600", in which Confederate POW's were used as human shields by the Union army:|
"On August 20, 1864, a chosen group of 600 Confederate officers left Fort Delaware as prisoners of war, bound for the Union Army base at Hilton Head, S.C. Their purpose--to be placed in a stockade in front of the Union batteries at the siege of Charleston.
The 600 were landed on Morris Island, at the mouth of Charleston Harbor. Here they remained in an open 1 1/2 acre pen, under the shelling of friendly artillery fire. Three died on the starvation rations issued as a retaliation for the conditions of Union prisoners at Andersonville, Ga. and Salisbury, N.C.
On October 21, after 45 days under fire, the weakened survivors were removed to Fort Pulaski, Ga. Here they were crowded into the cold damp casements of the fort. On November 19 197 of the men were sent back to Hilton Head to relieve the overcrowding. A "retaliation ration" of 10 ounces of moldy cornmeal and soured onion pickles was the only food given for 42 days. Thirteen men died at Fort Pulaski and five at Hilton Head.
The remaining members of the Immortal Six-Hundred were returned to Fort Delaware on March 12, 1865, where an additional twenty-five died. They became famous throughout the South for their adherence to principle, refusing to take the Oath of Allegiance under such adverse circumstances, choosing "death before dishonor"."
Photo of him from 'To Bear Arms' by Martha Harrington. (An excellent resource on Chatham Co., NC, genealogy.)
1900 Moore Co. Census shows:
George W. Avent, b. 1839 (61)
wife Martha H., b. 1846 (53)
Fannie, b. 1867 (32)
Lizzie B., b. 1877 (22)
Geo. , b. 1883 (16)
Arma, b. 1890 (9)
children of GW and Martha P:
Bernice AVENT b: Abt 1874
Frances Harper AVENT b: Oct 1867 in Lick Creek, Moore, North Carolina
Henry AVENT b: 1869 in Lick Creek, Moore, North Carolina
John Joseph AVENT b: 21 Feb 1872 in , Harnett, North Carolina
Culbreth AVENT b: Abt 1876 in Lick Creek, Moore, North Carolina
Elizabeth Isabel AVENT b: Abt 1878 in Lick Creek, Moore, North Carolina
Elton Earley AVENT b: 24 Jul 1879 in Lick Creek, Moore, North Carolina
George Hanna AVENT b: Oct 1884 in Lick Creek, Moore, North Carolina
Armaur Rondthaler AVENT 1890-1958
Martha Partridge died 1936 in Moore Co. , NC. ========
George Washington Avent was born 12 Jan 1839 in Moore Co., NC and died 10 May 1926.
He and wife Martha are buried in Jonesboro Cem., Lee Co., NC, and they have headstones,
which read as follows:
w/o George W. Avent
AVENT DOUBLE STONE
h/o Martha Partridge Avent
AVENT DOUBLE STONE
|Avent, George Washington (I0253)
|244||Captain, CSA. Killed in Civil War. From a history of the 48th NC:|
"Thomas J. Clegg, a resident of Moore County, previously served as a captain in the 51st Regiment, N.C. Militia. He was elected first lieutenant of Co. D, 48th Regiment, on Feb. 25, 1862. He was promoted to captain on April 9, 1862, when Huske transferred to the regimental staff. He was wounded in the left thigh at King’s School House, Va., on June 25, 1862, and was hospitalized at Richmond, Va., where he died of his wound on July 8 or 9, 1862."
His brother Montraville was also killed in the war.
Buried in the Clegg family cemetery in Chatham Co.:
# Clegg, Thomas James, Capt. (b. 26 Feb 1828 - d. 8 Jul 1862)
Husband of Elizabeth (Lizzie) McIver. Son of Isaac and Anna (Thompson) Clegg. In Memory of Captain Thomas J. Clegg --- died Richmond, Va. "In Memory of Captain Thomas J. Clegg --- died Richmond, Va". Footstone - TJC. Ref: "The Cleggs of Old Chatham," Broughton, 1977. Location row 3. column HS14.
|Clegg, Thomas James (I2769)
|245||Cavaliers & Pioneers, Vol. III, p. 360, 27 Sep 1729. Anthony Morgan, 50 acres in Goochland, South side of James. Surplus within 850 acres granted Abraham Micheaux, 17 Jan 1713. He witnessed the Will of mother-in-law, Susanna Michaux. He also proved it by his "Solemn Affirmnation" as he could not swear on his oath - he was a Quaker and is so listed in the Deed Book.|
Inventory of estate ordered this date, 25 Jul 1763.
1748 Tithes List, Southam Parish, Goochland Co., VA. Next to John Minter
1754: Witnessed the Will of Jeremiah Cox of southam Parish, Cumberland Co., VA, along with Harry Bagby, Susannah Bagby, John Ep1 CONC person, Wm. Walker and Isaac Hughes.
Court Order Bk III, pg. 280, 27 Oct 1760. An Indenture of Release between Anthony Morgan of the first part, John Minter and Eliz. Minter, his wife, Daughter of Anthony Morgan, of the second part, Benjamin Clopton and Agness Clopton, his wife, also dau. of Anthony Morgan,of the third part and Jacob Michaux, Eldest Son and Heir at Law of Abraham Michaux, late of the County of Henrico, decդ, of the fourth and last part and the receipt indorsed are acknowledged by Anthony Morgan, John Minter and Benjamin Clopton and recorded. Elizabeth and Egness being first privily examined also acknowledged the Indenture.
"The Huguenot," No. 6, p. 148-150 (mentions 3 generations from Abraham Michaux through Elizabeth Morgan m. John Minter).
1763, Aug. 19: Inventory of the estate of Anthony Morgan recorded 25 July 1763 by William Cox, Jas. Bagby and John Hyde Sanders, pg. 267, Cumberland Co. Will Book I, 1749-1792, Abstracted by Katherine Reynolds, p. 47.
Morgan/Minter/Clopton/Michaux Court Document, 1760 - Cumberland Co. VA
COURT ORDER BOOK
Book III:280, 27 Oct 1760
An Indenture of Release between Anthony MORGAN of the first part, John
MINTER & Elizabeth MINTER, his wife, Daughter of Anthony MORGAN, of the
second part, Benjamin CLOPTON and Agness CLOPTON, his wife, also daughter of
Anthony MORGAN, of the third part and Jacob MICHAUX, Eldest Son and Heir at
Law of Abraham MICHAUX, late of the County of Henrico, dec'd, of the fourth
and last part and the receipt indorsed are acknowledged by Anthony MORGAN,
John MINTER and Benjamin CLOPTON and recorded. Elizabeth and Agness being
first privily examined also acknowledged the Indenture.
"...He was a witness to the will of his mother-in-law, Susanne Michaux, and the probate records in Goochland County, Virginia describe him as a Quaker whose affirmation, rather than oath (as with the other witness), was taken to prove her will."
William and Mary College Quarterly Magazine, Vol. XI No. 1, July, 1902, p. 69 ("Clopton Family" article):
"...There is a deed in Cumberland county (Virginia), dated October 27, 1760, which shows that Abraham Michaux made his will may 13, 1717, and had issue Jacob, John Paul, James, Magdalen, Susanna, Olive Judith, who married Anthony Morgan after death of testator. Said Morgan had since departed this life, leaving issue Elizabeth, wife of John Minter and Agnes, wife of Elizabeth Clopton."
"Goochland County, Virginia
Court Order Book 5
1741-1745" by Ann K. Blomquist, publ. 2007, Heritage Books, Westminster, MD, p. 504:
" December Court 1744
Michaux Will prov'd. The last Will and Testament of Susannah Michaux deceased Presented in Court by Paul Michaux her Executor who makes oath thereto and the same being proved by the oaths of Wade Netherland and Anthony Morgan it is admitted and on the motion of the said Executor Certificate is granted him for obtaining a Probate thereofin the form."
|Morgan, Anthony (I0950)
|246||Charlemagne, expanded the Frankish kingdom to include much of Western and Central Europe. His rule is also associated with the Carolingian Renaissance, and his foreign conquests and internal reforms, shaped Western Europe and the European Middle Ages. He is numbered as Charles I in the regnal lists of Germany, the Holy Roman Empire, and France.|
Charlemagne (742/7 – 28 Jan 814), had children with two wives and six mistresses. Only four of his grandsons were legitimate. Their father was Hludowic (Louis the Pious).
Name and Titles
Commonly known as: Charlemagne, King of the Franks, Emperor of the Romans
This name is which is commonly used in both English and French, does not appear until the 12th century.
Also known as: Charles the Great, Karolus Magnus, Carolus, Karl, Karlo, etc.
English: Charles the Great, King of the Franks, Emperor of the Romans
French: Charlemagne, Roi des Francs, Empereur d'Occident
German: Karl der Grosse, König des Fränkischen Reichs
Dutch: Karel de Grote,
Latin: Karolus (Carolus) Magnus, Rex Francorum, imperatori Romanorum
Old Low Franconian: Karl thie Mikili, Frankana Kunink
Old Gallo-Romance: Karlus li Magnus, Regis de les Frankes
Old French: Charles li Magne, Rei des Francs
Middle French: Charlemagne, Roi des Francs
Pepin the Short King of the Franks
9 Oct 768 – 28 Jan 814 Successor
Louis the Pious
Desiderius King of the Lombards
774 - 814 Successor
Louis the Pious
Holy Roman Emperor
25 Dec 800 – 28 Jan 814 Successor
Louis the Pious
"On that very and most holy day of Christmas ... Leo the pope put [a/the] crown on his head, and acclamation was made by all the people of the Romans: ‘To Charles Augustus, crowned by God, great and pacific emperor of the Romans, Life and Victory!’"
Charlemagne titled himself: 'Carolus serenissimus augustus a Deo coranatos magnus pacificus imperator, Romanum gubernans imperium, qui et per misericordiam Dei rex Francorum atque Langobardorum'
Born: Probably 2 April 748
The day of his birth as April 2nd comes from Lorsch Calendar ("IIII. Non. Apr. Nativitatis domni et gloriosissimi Karoli imperatoris et semper Augusti.") and is widely accepted. It is the year of his birth which is uncertain. The contemporary historian Einhard wrote that Charlemagne was about age 71 at his death in 814. For this reason, the year of his birth is frequently given as 742. However, there are problems with this date and it does not match other records. He was certainly not born before the marriage of his parents which occurred in 744. The year is given as 747 in Annales Petaviani; however, there are reasons to think this is also wrong. The entry immediately before the birth of Charlemagne discusses the departure of his father for Rome which could not have been before 15 August 747. Also, 2 April 747 was Easter Sunday, and it is unthinkable that Charlemagne could have been born on Easter without it being a widely known and celebrated fact. Bercher points out that if Easter was being used as the beginning of the New Year, then 2 April 748 would still have been 747 in that calendar system. For these reasons, the most probable date of birth for Charlemagne is 2 April 748.
Place of birth: Unknown.
The place of birth of Charlemagne is not given in any contemporary document. He is often assumed to have to have been born in Aachen ( in present day North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) which was the center of Charlemagne's Frankish empire, but this not actually known. The royal court of the Franks frequently traveled from place to place, so Charlemagne could have been born in any of several cities. The best that can be said is that he was born in Francia (Kingdom of the Franks), most likely in the territory known as Austrasia (though many places in Neustria have also been suggested).
Marriages and Legitimate Children
Married: 1st - Unknown (sometimes called Desiderata), daughter of Desiderius, king of the Lombards in 770. Charlemagne's mother brought a daughter Desiderius and married her to Charlemagne in 770 to forge an alliance with Lombard kingdom. That her name was "Desiderata" is known from a single source, however, it is now thought to be very unlikely. In 770 or 771, Charlemagne repudiated this marriage to marry Hildegard. They had no children.
Married: 2nd - Hildegard, daughter of Gerold, count of Alemannia, between 770 and 772. The date of this marriage is difficult to determine due to conflicts in the records; it most likely occurred in 771. They had 9 children. She died 30 April 783 in Saxony,
Children of Charlemagne and Hildegard:
1. Charles the Younger (772/773 - 811), King of the Franks
2. Adelais (Adelaid/Adeleidis) (773/774 - 774)
3. Hrotrudis (Rotrud/Hruodrud, Erythro in Greek) (775 - 810), mistress of Rorico I, Comte de Rennes et du Maine.
4. Carloman, "Pepin", King of the Lombards
5. Louis (778 – 840, perhaps twin of Hlothar, Holy Roman Emperor
6. Hlothar (Lothar) (778 – 779/780. perhaps twin of Louis)
7. Bertrada (Berta) (779/780 - 823/4), mistress to Angilbert "the Saint"
8. Gisela (Gisle) (781 - 800/814)
9. Hildegard (783) lived 40 days
Married: 3rd - Fastrada, daughter of count Radulf, in 783. They had two children. She died 10 August 794.
Children of Charlemagne and Hildegard:
1. Theodrada (785-844/853), Abbess of Notre-Dame d'Argenteuil near Paris, Abbess of (some convent in) Zurich
2. Hiltrud (787 - 800/814), mistress of Richwin, Count of Padua, mother of Richbod (800/805 – 844)
Married: 4th - Liutgard, an Alamannian of unknown parentage. They had no children.
Mistresses and Illegitimate Children
Mistress: Hilmiltrude. Issue: 1
Pepin "le Bossu" (the Hunchback) (770 – 811), rebelled, imprisoned at Abbey of St-Gallen and Prum.
Daughter Rotaïd (Hruodhaid), b. ca. 784, d. after 800, prob. after 814.
Mistress: Madelgard. Issue:
Daughter Rothilde, d. 22 or 24 March 852, abbess of Faremoutiers.
Mistress: Gersvind. (Gerswinda). Issue:
Daughter Adaltrude (about 790)
Mistress: Regina. Issue: 2
Drogo (Dreux) (801 - 855), Abbot of Luxeuil, Bishop of Metz, Vicar to Pope Sergius II, Leo IV, and Benedict III in France
Hugo (Hugues) "l'Abbé/the Abbot" (802/806 - 844), Abbot at St-Quentin, Lobbes, St-Bertin, and Noaille, Arch-Chancellor, first for Louis, then for Charles II "le Chauve"
Mistress: Adelindis (Ethelind). Issue: 1
Theoderic (Thierry) (807 - after 818), a cleric
Died: 28 Jan 814 in Aachen, Austrasia, Francia.
"He died January twenty-eighth, the seventh day from the time that he took to his bed, at nine o'clock in the morning, after partaking of the Holy Communion, in the seventy-second year of his age and the forty-seventh of his reign" (Einhard).
Buried: "The same day" in Aachen Cathedral (Cathedral of Aix-la-Chapelle).
"From the lands where the sun rises to western shores, People are crying and wailing...the Franks, the Romans, all Christians, are stung with mourning and great worry...the young and old, glorious nobles, all lament the loss of their Caesar...the world laments the death of Charles...O Christ, you who govern the heavenly host, grant a peaceful place to Charles in your kingdom. Alas for miserable me." ~ anonymous monk of Bobbio
1165: Frederick I, put Charlemagne in sarcophagus beneath cathedral floor.
1215: Re-interred by Frederick II, in casket of gold and silver.
His appearance as described by Einhard's Vita Karoli Magni in his twenty-second chapter:
"He was heavily built, sturdy, and of considerable stature .... round head, large and lively eyes, a slightly larger nose than usual, white but still attractive hair, a bright and cheerful expression, a short and fat neck, and a slightly protruding stomach. His voice was clear, but a little higher than one would have expected for a man of his build. He enjoyed good health, except for the fevers that affected him in the last few years of his life. Toward the end he dragged one leg. Even then, he stubbornly did what he wanted and refused to listen to doctors, indeed he detested them, because they wanted to persuade him to stop eating roast meat, as was his wont, and to be content with boiled meat." 
1861: Charlemagne's tomb was opened by scientists who reconstructed his skeleton and found it measured 74.9 inches (192 centimeters).
Charlemagne wore the traditional, non-aristocratic costume of the Frankish people (Einhard).
Maintained father's policy towards papacy and became its protector.
778: Defeated by the Basques, at the Battle of Roncesvalles.
Christianized Saxons by force.
Footnotes and citations:
? Davis, RHC: A History of Medieval Europe, Longman 1977 p149-50; Description of Charlemagne’s coronation by the Pope on 23 Dec 800 -- Frankish Royal Annals (earliest description available probably written c 801 by Angilbert the chaplain). Note: different from papal description in Liber Pontificalis, written to suggest greater authority vested in Pope than the Frankish point of view
? Davis, RHC: A History of Medieval Europe, Longman 1977 p155
? Henry Project, citing Becher. "Neue überlegungen...", Francia 19/1 (1992), 37-60.
? Now in present day North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Austrasia probably ceased to be a separate administrative territory within Charlemagne’s Frankish kingdom by 814, but was still a recognizable region of the Kingdom of the Franks.
? Einhard, page 70.
? earliest surviving planctus, the Planctus de obitu Karoli, was composed by a monk of Bobbio, which he had patronised.
? John Julius Norwich, Byzantium: The Early Centuries, pg. 378 (?)
? Einhard, page 56.
? Einhard, page 58-59.
Baldwin, Stewart. "Charlemagne." The Henry Project: The Ancestors of King Henry II of England. Website. (2001-present). Accessed April 2018. Home Page, Henry Project FAQ, Index, Henry II Ancestor Table
Becher, Matthias. "Neue überlegungen zum geburtsdatum Karls des Grossen", Francia 19/1 (1992), 37-60.
Einhard (Samuel Epes Turner translator). Life of Charlemagne by Eginhard: Translated from the text of the "Monumenta Germaniæ" by Samuel Epes Turner, A. M., with notes and a map. (New York, 1880). Ancestry.com LINK
Settipani, Christian. La préhistoire des Capétiens 481-987 (Première partie - Mérovingiens, Carolingiens et Robertiens). (Villeneuve d'Ascq, 1993).
Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, in 5 vols. (Salt Lake City, Utah, 2013): vol. V pages 481-504, Appendix: Lines from Charlemagne to William the Conqueror.
Arbage, Martin. "Otto I," in Medieval Italy: An Encyclopedia (Routledge, 2004): p. 810 online: "Otto can be considered the first ruler of the Holy Roman empire, though that term was not used until the twelfth century."
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Urkundenbuch für die Geschichte des Niederrheins oder des Erzstifts Cöln, der Fürstenthümer Jülich und Berg, Geldern, Meurs, Kleve und Mark, und der Reichsstifte Elten, Essen und Werden : aus den Quellen in dem Königlichen Provinzial-Archiv zu Düsseldorf und in den Kirchen- und Stadt-Archiven der Provinz, vollständig und erläutert / hrsg. von Theod. Jos. Lacomblet Editor: Lacomblet, Theodor Joseph DNB Wikipedia Published Düsseldorf : Wolf, 1840 - Annotation Später mit Verlagsangabe Schönian, Elbersfeld und Schaub, Düsseldorf. Karl der Große and Pippin mentioned date May 3, 779 Karl der Große April 26, 802
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|247||Chatham Co. Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions- 1774-1800 |
NC State Archives film # C.022.30001
Vol. 2- 1781 - 1785
Pg.3B - Nov., 1781
WILLIAM AVANT, son of JOSEPH AVANT came into court and made choice of JOHN AVANT as Guardian to his Estate.
Pg. 4A - Nov., 1781
JOHN AVANT appointed as Guardian to the Estate of JOHN AVANT, son of JOSEPH AVANT, that he give security.
Soon after this the widow of Joseph Avent is appointed adm. of his estate.
William Avent was selling land on Lick Creek (near Memphis Church) that had been a patent to his deceased father Joseph. These deeds were in 1788 and 1790.
Notes contributed by Rosemary Henderson:
Joseph Avent deceased 1781 had wife Juliann. I cannot find their names in the 1790 index or 1800 index., but the 1810 Census gives Julian,and Harry (?) is how the index shows it...has two males 10 to 16; a male the same age as James (26 to 45); two females 0 to 10; and a female 26 to 45.
James does not have a son at this time; he is 26 to 45; his wife is 16 to 26. two daughters 0 to 10.
1830 Census. A James is in Nash Co. and James in Chatham.
James in Chatham is 50 to 60 with one son (Robert, we know); 2 females 10 to 15; 1 female 15 to 20; 1 female 20 to 30; and 1 female 40 to 50.
1840 Census. James has 3 daughters, Lydia has married Carney Straughan; and a wife 50 to 60.
1850 Census. James Avent, 75; daughter Nancy b. 1809; and son Robert C. Avent, b.1814; Lydia b. 1819 is living next door with husband Carney Straughan and a son George and a daughter Mary Ann (my line).
1860 Census. James is deceased. Robert is not married; A Julia Ann Avent b. 1804 is in the household. Looks like she is named for Juliann. I suppose Nancy has married and Julia Ann must have been somewhere else in 1850 because she was not in the home then.
1870. Cannot find Robert.
I suppose for James Avent b.1775; deceased between 1850 and 1860. We didn't learn his wife's name.
Children: Julia Ann b. 1804; Nancy b. 1809; Robert b. 1814; Lydia b. 1819. We didn't learn the name of the other daughter.
We do not know who Harry (?) in 1810 Census was.
Juliann wrote her will in 1801 (when William died??) and will probated in 1828.I wonder if Sally was still living. A Sally Avent was in Nash Co Census, I believe 1830.
That leaves William, who in 1781 chose John Avent to administer the estate of Joseph Avent.(was he son of Joseph?) I came across a court record of William selling land to --------Jean.A story on the internet has a Philip Jean selling land to Juliann Avent.
The census records, court records, and will of Juliann are my primary sources.
|Avent, Joseph (I0072)
|248||Chatham Co., NC, militia rolls, 1772:|
List of Men on the Muster Role of Capt. Charles Matthews (also written Mathis) - List No. 4
Charles Matthews, Capt.
Matthew Drake, Left'nt
William Lassetor, Ensign
Joseph Brantly, Clark
Benj'a Brantly, Serg't
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|249||Chatham Co., Wills, Bk. C 1834 - 1857 Microfilm # C.022.80001|
Webster, Richard - pg. 530 (129,130,131)
Shows up on 1840 Chatham Co. census (70-80 years old). There are 3 females also in household: one 70-80 (wife?), one 20-30 and one 30-40.
Richard's father Richard Sr. was bound out to the Stone family as a young orphan. Richard grew up knowing the Stones, I imagine, and chose a Stone for his second wife. (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi? op=GET&db=dotsicle&id=I3948)
ORPHAN'S INDENTURES & GUARDIANSHIP RECORDS IN COURT MINUTES
Taken from Chatham Co. Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions- 1774-1800
NC State Archives film # C.022.30001
Pg. 77A - Aug., 1784
JAMES WEBSTER, Orphan of CHAS. WEBSTER, dec'd be bound unto JAMES YOUNGER, to learn the trade of Cooper or a Trimer untill he arrives to the age to Twenty One, now being Seven years of age.
Pg. 77B - Aug., 1784
PHEBEA WEBSTER, Orphan of CHAS. WEBSTER, dec'd, be bound unto JAMES YOUNGER untill she comes of lawfull age, to learn the mistery of Housewifery, she now being twelve years of age.
Pg., 86B - Nov., 1784
RICHARD WEBSTER, Orphan of CHARLES WEBSTER, dec'd be bound unto THOMAS STONE untill he come to the age of twenty one years to learn the trade of a Taylor, he being now judged to be Eleven years.
Pg. 86B - Nov., 1784
JOHN WEBSTER, Orphan of CHARLES WEBSTER, dec'd be bound unto THOMAS STONE, untill he come to the age of Twenty One years to learn the trade of a Taylor, he being now judged to be Eleven years.
From 'A History of the Sandy Creek Baptist Association", by George W. Purefoy:
At ameeting held 1821, 'Cajer's Old field' Church in Chatham Co. sent the following representatives: Jesse Buckner, Richard Webster, Moses Austin.
In 1823, reps from that church were:
Elder Jesse Buckner
1824: same church: R. Webster
1827: Rock Spring Church, Chatham: Richard Webster, Willie B. Straughan
1828: same as 1827
1833, Emmaus church: Richard Webster, Simon Webster
1836: Richard Webster, S. F. Webster
This is the last time Richard shows up until 1845. This Richard is likely Richard, Jr.
"...the deacons have been Richard Webster....and Richard Webster, Jr."
|Webster, Richard (I1023)
|250||Chatham County James Burns' Last Will and Testament Recorded in Book C North Carolina Pages 184, 185, 186|
In the name of God. Amen. I, James Burns, of the county of Chatham and State of North Carolina, being of sound and perfect mind and memory, Blessed be God for the same, calling to mind that it is once appointed for all to die, do this the Sixteeth day of January in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty eight (1838) make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in the following manner and form.
First, I recommend my body to a decent burial, and my soul to God, who gave it,
Second, I give to my present wife, Mary Burns, the following property: all of the household and kitchen furniture which she may have on hand, which she was possessed of when I married her, and also all the property that she may legally obtain from henceforth and be in possession of at my death, one tract of land whereon she now lives containing one hundred and sixty-three acres more or less, one Negro woman named Dinah, one Negro boy named Mike, one mare and colt, eight head of cattle, and all of the hogs which she may be possessed of, and also the plantation tools. If, however, my said wife, Mary Burns, should contend for any of my property at home where I now live that is any species of property which I may die possessed of except what I have herein named and bequeathed to her, my will and desire is in that event that all my property which I may die possessed of at home and also all the property she may be possessed of at my death be sold and the proceeds be equally divided among all my children who have not received their full share of my estate and my aforesaid wife, Mary Burns.
Thirdly, I give to my daughter, Elizabeth Durham, one hundred and twenty-five dollars, one horse, saddle, and bridle, worth sixty-five dollars, one cow and calf, and one bed and furniture worth twenty-five dollars, all of which she has received.
Fourthly, I give and bequeath to my son, Brantley Burns, one hundred and twenty-five dollars, one horse, saddle, and bridle, worth sixty-five dollars, and in lieu of a bed and furniture, and a cow and calf, he has received twenty-five dollars in money, all of which property he has received.
Fifthly, I give and bequeath to my son, James Burns, one hundred twenty-five dollars, one horse, saddle, and bridle, worth sixty-five dollars, all of which he has received.
Sixthly, I give and bequeath to my son, Hiram Burns, the tract of land whereon he now lives containing three hundred five acres more or less valued at six hundred and ten dollars, also one horse, saddle, and bridle, worth sixty-five dollars, one bed and furniture, one cow and calf, all worth twenty-five dollars all of which he has received. My will and desire furthermore is that after my decease, he shall have one hundred and twenty-five dollars over and above what my other children will have.
Sixthly, I give and bequeath to my daughter, Nancy Harman, one hundred twenty-five dollars, one horse, saddle, and bridle, worth sixty-five dollars, one cow and calf, and bed and furniture worth twenty-five all of which she has received.
Seventhly, I give and bequeath to my son, Basil Manley Burns, one Negro man by the name of Peter who ran away from me AD 1822 and has since been in the possession of my said son, B. Manley Burns. (This fact he has since confirmed by letter.) This said Negro together with a bed and furniture and one hundred thirty-seven dollars is his full share which I intend him to have of my estate, all of which he has received.
Eighthly, I give and bequeath to my son, Micajah Burns, one hundred twenty-five dollars, one horse, saddle, and bridle, also ten dollars, which he received in lieu of a cow and calf, the horse, bridle, and saddle, worth sixty-five dollars, and one bed and furniture worth fifteen dollars all of which he has received.
NInthly, I give and bequeath to my son, John Calvin Burns, one hundred twenty-five dollars, one horse, saddle, and bridle, worth sixty-five dollars. In place of giving him a cow and calf, bed and furniture I gave him twenty-five dollars in money all of which he has received.
Tenthly, I give and bequeath to my son Martin Luther Burns, one hundred twenty-five dollars, and one horse, saddle, and bridle, worth fifty-two dollars, all of which he has received.
Eleventhly, I give and bequeath to my daughter Lavina Burns, one horse, saddle, and bridle, worth fifty dollars, one bed and furniture, and also it is my desire that she should have one hundred and twenty-five dollars out of my estate after my decease that is one hundred and twenty-five dollars more than my other children shall have unless ætis paid to her in my life time.
Eleventhly, I give and bequeath to my children, namely, Thomas Burns, Sarah Brooks, and Elias Burns, three Negroes namely, Katie, Abram, and Surry, and horse, bridle, and saddle, which I consider to be a full share of my estate including what I have given them heretofore.
Lastly, I will and direct that all my just debts be paid and after that all of the property which I may have on hand at my death to be sold on a credit of 12 months the amount of which sales together with all the monies I may have and all the debts due me to be equally divided among my children named below (to wit) Elizabeth Durham, Brantley Burns, James Burns, Hiram Burns, Martin L. Burns, Micajah Burns, and Lavina H. Burns, John Calvin Burns, Nancy Harman. The property and cash that I have advanced to my said children as heretofore expressed in this my Last Will and Testament is to be deducted out of what may be coming to them on the settlement of my estate and should there be any one of them who has received more than their proportionable part to pay it over to my executors for the benefit of my other children named above.
I hereby nominate my son, Micajah Burns and William Burns, Sr, my executors in witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and affixed my seal to this, my Last Will and Testament the day and date first above written, signed, sealed in the presence of James Burns
James Burns is listed in the North Carolina pension records.He applied for Revolutionary War Pension. Vol. 22, page 57, 216, 217, 238.
Robert E. Reynolds More About JAMES SR. BURNS: Census: 1793, Birth date recorded on his application for a Revolutionary War pension Census 2: 1830, Chatham, Co., page 401. Census 3: 1840, Chatham, Co., page 501. More About JAMES BURNS and HANNAH BRANTLEY: Marriage: Abt. 1788
|Burns, James (I0958)