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201 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.

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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.
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John mentions his children, Agness, Morgan & Judith Minter & wife Elizabeth
Minter in a court record in Cumberland Co. VA, Oct. 1769. 
Morgan, Elizabeth (I0023)
 
202 Buried at Buckhorn UMC, corinth, NC. Gravestone:

Avent Edward W. July 3, 1879 June 20, 1943 
Avent, Edward White (I0279)
 
203 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)
 
204 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)
 
205 Buried at Meronies Methodist Church, Chatham Co., NC. Tombstone:
Rives, Sallie Adelaide (Avent) (b.1868 - d.1950) 
Avent, Sarah Adelaide (I0297)
 
206 buried at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Chatham Co., NC.

from Nancy Dale's AWT database:

Name: Samuel JOHNSON
Given Name: Samuel
Surname: Johnson
Sex: M
Birth: 1825
Christening:
Burial:

Father: Jesse JOHNSON b: 12 Dec 1796
Mother: Martha BUCKNER b: 1797

Marriage 1 Callie MCBANE
Children
Infant JOHNSON

Marriage 2 Elizabeth Louisa JONES b: Abt 1829
Children
William Anderson JOHNSON
John Milton JOHNSON
Iannia JOHNSON

Marriage 3 Frances JONES b: Abt 1849
Children
David JOHNSON
Ida Belle JOHNSON

Marriage 4 Martha WRIGHT
Children
Edward JOHNSON b: 1851
Jesse JOHNSON

Marriage 5 Sarah JONES b: Abt 1831
Children
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)
 
207 Buried at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Chatham Co., NC.

William M. Buckner 3/12/1874-6/19/1952
Lizzie Glosson
-wife of William M. Buckner
-6/4/1878-8/19/1954

Henry Franklin Johnson was sent to live with him after mother Eunice Buckner died in 1897.
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North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975
Name: William Manley Buckner
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 76
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)
 
208 buried at Old Rock Cemetery
Somerset
Atascosa County
Texas, USA 
Avent, Oscar Louis (I2305)
 
209 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)
 
210 buried at:

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)
 
211 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)
 
212 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.
Sources: 16

Captured at Plymouth, NC, 10/21/1864, sent to Pt. Lookout, MD, POW camp. released 6/23/1865. 
Buchanan, Hilliard Smith (I0261)
 
213 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)
 
214 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)
 
215 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)
 
216 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.

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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)
 
217 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.

Children

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)
 
218 buried Straughan cememtery:
STRAUGHN [D84.2]

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)
 
219 called 'Col.' Sherwood, Daniel (I1303)
 
220 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)
 
221 called 'Mutt'. Lived in Mebane, NC. Hanford, Mebane L. (I0392)
 
222 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.
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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)
 
223 called 'Sweet'. Murphy, Thelma (I2525)
 
224 came to Talbot County, Maryland, between 1680 and 1685 Auld, James (I1107)
 
225 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)
 
226 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)
 
227 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)

children:
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:

AVENT

MARTHA PARTRIDGE
1846
1936
w/o George W. Avent
AVENT DOUBLE STONE

AVENT
GEORGE W.
1839
1926
h/o Martha Partridge Avent
AVENT DOUBLE STONE
 
Avent, George Washington (I0253)
 
228 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)
 
229 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.
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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.

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"...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."
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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."
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"Goochland County, Virginia
Court Order Book 5
1741-1745" by Ann K. Blomquist, publ. 2007, Heritage Books, Westminster, MD, p. 504:

"[534] 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."
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Morgan, Anthony (I0950)
 
230 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)
 
231 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
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Joseph Brantly, Clark
Benj'a Brantly, Serg't
(many names...)
John Tomerlinson  
Tomlinson, John (I0026)
 
232 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
Thomas Stone
E. 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.

pg. 277:

Emmaus church:
"...the deacons have been Richard Webster....and Richard Webster, Jr."
 
Webster, Richard (I1023)
 
233 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)
 
234 Chatham County North Carolina Deeds 1771-1782 (etc)
Poe Publishers: Marilyn Poe Laird; Vivian Poe Jackson
(the manuscript is type written)

Title:
Chatham County, North Carolina / Marilyn Poe Laird, Vivian Poe Jackson.
Author:
Jackson, Vivian Poe.
Author:
Laird, Marilyn Poe
Publisher:
Cape Girardeau : Poe, 198?- .
Collation:
v. : maps ; 28 cm.
Note:
Copy 2 of vol. 1, A#84255 duplicate.
Note:
Library holdings : vs. 1-3.
Subject:
Chatham Co., North Carolina - Land records

James Massey is married to Jane Poe, daughter of Simon Poe, SR. William should be the 'my son William' in Simon SR’s. James Howard is probably the brother of William Howard who took in several of Stephen Poe’s children. Prettyman Berry was almost certainly the one married to Mary Poe, daughter of Simon Poe, SR.  
Poe, Jane (I1568)
 
235 CHATHAM COUNTY, NC - BIBLES - William Brantley Famly Bible --------------¤¤¤¤¤¤--------------
Family Records from Bible of William Brantley of Chatham Co., NC Bible now in possession of Mrs. Henry London Burns of Apex, NC (1936)
William Brantley married Mary Tomlinson August 13, 1781
Elizabeth Brantley married Henry Burns December 23 , 1834
John and Nancy Brantley were married August 19, 1819
Stephen P. Brantley was born Oct. 23, 1820
William Brantley was born Feb. 10, 18 22
George L. Brantley was born April 1, 1824
Sarah A. Brantley was born Dec. 1, 1826
Mary M. Brantley was born March 22, 1828
William Brantley was born April 19, 1742
Mary Brantley was born Feb 15, 1767
William Brantley, Jr. was born Jan. 23, 1787
Joseph Brantley was born April 23, 1789
Lewis Brantley was born June 27, 1800
Simon Brantley was born May 18, 1804
Martha Brantley was born August 4, 1782
Sarah Brantley was bo rn Nov. 5, 1784
Mary Brantley was born Nov. 5, 1791
Hannah Brantley was born March 5, 1794
Mahala H, Brantley was born March 3, 1796
Catherine Brantley was born July 24, 1798
Margaret Brantley was born May 9, 1807
Elizabeth Brantley was born May 2, 1807 (sic)
William Brantley Sr. died Oct. 16, 1823 he was 81 years old.
Mary Brantley, his wife died Feb . 1, 1834 in her 67th year.
Blake Brantley died June 19, 1823 in his 50t h year. J
oseph Brantley died Jan, 16, 1824
Vivian Brantley died August 2, 1823
Selania Brantley died Oct. 1823 [The names are copied as they appear in the old Bible. The birth dates of William Brantley's children by a previous marriage, Blake, John and Hester, wife of John White are not given]
These were noted as NC Bible Record, Book A 1788-1877 and the # given on the above record is 400.1.1.96

Departed this life on the 2nd June 1875, in her 68th year Elizabeth A. Burns, the Consort of Henry C. Burns (Newspaper clipping pasted in Bible) This Bible is now in the Possession of Mrs. E.C. Winchester, Monroe N.C. who kindly gave us permission to use these records. It says here that Tomlinson was Williams Second wife and the number of Brantly children are 17. I am not familiar with this line so You would probably be able to judge better which children listed are Williams and if any that are listed belonged to a relative.
from 1850 Chatham Co. census: CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE or TERRITO RY: 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, Robe rt M. 14 M North Carol ina 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
Copy of the Family Bible of William Brantley, Sr., and Wife Mary Tomlinson, of Chatham County, N.C. Fly Leaf : Published and printed by Mathew Carey, no. 122 market St., Philadelphia, Pa. in 181 2. Size 8 1/2 X 11 X 3 1/2 inches

Marriages: William Brantly and Mary Tomlinson was md. 31st of August in the year of our lord 1781
Elizabeth Brantly & Henry C. Burns were married the 23rd of Dec. 1834
John and Nancy Brantly was md. Aug. 19th, 1819
Births: Wm. Brantley Sr. was born 19th April in the year our lord 1766
Mary Tomlinson Brantley was born Feb. 15th, in the year our lord 1766 (second wife)
Stephen L. Brantly was born 28th of October 1820
William Brantly was born 10th of Feb. 1822
George L. Brantly was born 22nd March, 1828
Wm. Brantly, Jr., was born 23rd Jan. 1787
John Brantly was born 23rd Jan. 1788
Lewis Brantly was born 27th June 1800
Simeon Brantly was born 18th May, 1804
Marthy Brantly was born 8th Aug. 1782 (very Dim)
Sarah Brantly was born 5th Nov . 1784
Mary Brantly was born 5th Nov. 1791
Hannah H. Brantly was born 5 th MAr. 1794
Mahala H. Brantly was born 30th Mar. 1796
Catherine Brantly was born 24th July, 1798 (Mother of I.G. Barbee)
Margaret Brantly was born 8th MAy, 1802
Elizabeth Brantly was born 2nd MAy, 1807
John W. Burns was born July 2nd 1817
Robert M. Burns was born 17th Dec. 1820
Simeon Blakely Burns was born February 6th 1826
Isiah G. Barbee was born Marc h 1st, 1830
Bob Burns, son of Henry and Elizabeth Burns was born 19th Oct . 1835
Mary Louis Burns was born April 4th 1837
Sim Lisa Burns 1st February 1839 
Brantley, Elizabeth (I0711)
 
236 Chesterfield County, Virginia Births, 1883-86 Record
about LUCY A. QUEENSBERRY
Name: LUCY A. QUEENSBERRY
Birth Date: 9 JUN 1883
Race: W
Sex: F
Father: E.A.
Mother: LUCY
Page: 283
 
Queensberry, Lucy A. (I1792)
 
237 Child info from Allan Jones, 1/2011. Avent, Joseph Ira (I1426)
 
238 Children of Charity LEWIS and William HILL are:
i. Lewis HILL was born ABT 1755 in Edgecombe Co, NC, and died 10 JUL 1795 in Nash Co, NC. He married Rebecca WATKINS ABT 1775 in Nash Co, NC, daughter of John WATKINS. She was born ABT 1765.
ii. Richard HILL was born ABT 1757 in Edgecombe Co, NC, and died 7 FEB 1832 in Franklin Co, NC. He married Lydia WATKINS 3 MAR 1778 in Bute Co, NC, daughter of John WATKINS. She was born ABT 1758.
iii. William Clanton HILL was born ABT 1761, and died MAY 1803. He married Sarah BRANCH ABT 1790 in Halifax Co, NC, daughter of William Sr. BRANCH and Elizabeth wife of William Sr BRANCH. She was born 1743.
iv. Sion HILL was born ABT 1763 in Edgecombe Co, NC, and died ABT 1795 in Nash Co, NC. He married Drucilla LANE 20 OCT 1783, daughter of Newit LANE. She was born ABT 1763.
v. Herbert HILL was born ABT 1765.
vi. Enoch HILL was born ABT 1775 in Edgecombe Co, NC, and died BEF 1870 in Meriwether Co, GA. He married Sarah BRANTLEY, daughter of William BRANTLEY and Mary TOMLINSON. He married Martha BRANTLEY 1800, daughter of William BRANTLEY and Mary TOMLINSON.
2. vii. Henry HILL was born 25 NOV 1776, and died BEF 1850 in probably Chatham Co, NC. He married Agnes FIKE ABT 1800 in probably Chatham Co, NC, daughter of Elijah FIKE. She was born ABT 1780. 
Brantley, Sarah (I0966)
 
239 Children of JOHN BURNS and MARY SCURLOCK are:
i. NANCY3 BURNS, b. 1759, Chatham, Co., North Carolina; d. Abt. 1802, Chatham, Co., North Carolina; m. JOHN TOMLINSON.
More About JOHN TOMLINSON: Census: 1790, Chatham, Co., North Carolina

ii. WILLIAM BURNS, b. 1761; d. 1819, Chatham, Co., North Carolina; m. ELIZABETH MINTER.
Notes for WILLIAM BURNS: Chatham County William BurnsÆ Will Recorded in Book B North Carolina Pages 20, 21 and 22

In the sacred name of God, Amen. I, William Burns, of the County of Chatham in the State of North Carolina, being of sound mind, memory and disposition, blessed by the Almighty for the same. But knowing the uncertainty of life and the certainly of death, do make, declare and ordain this my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and annulling all former Wills by me as for me made.

Item. To the Almighty and omniscient being, I resign my soul in fervent and strong hope, that his mercy will look over any transgressions which I have committed in this life and will extend to promote my everlasting rest in that which is to come.

Secondly, to my eldest son, John Burns, I give and bequeath in fee simple forever one tract or parcel of land containing one hundred ninety-seven acres more or less whereon Janet Johnston now lives called and known by the name of the Reuben Tract lying and being in this county and state aforesaid. I also give unto him my son, John, one Negro woman by name Dilcy with her children and that is with her (which my said son, John, has had for some time been in possession of to him and his Heirs forever. I also give to him one horse, bridle, and saddle, which he has already received.

Item. To my daughter, Jane May, I give one Negro girl by name Peggy with what children she has with her. When this increase to her, my said daughter, her heirs and assigns forever. I also give to my daughter Jane May, one horse, bridle, and saddle. The then said Jane has had possession of the Negroes, horse, bridle, and saddle for a considerable time.

Item, to my son, Minter Burns, I give and bequeath in fee forever one tract or parcel of land on which he now lives, containing one hundred thirty-one acres more or less. This same was purchased of my son, John, and he purchased it of Edward Brantley, it lying and being in the County and State aforesaid. I also give to my son, Minter, one Negro woman by name Nancy and her children, Sucky and Julia, to him and his Heirs forever. I also give to my son, Minter, one horse, bridle, and saddle, the said Negroes, land, horse, bridle and saddle as here given to my said son Minter already in his possession.

Item, to my son, Alvis Burns, I give and bequeath in fee forever, the land and plantation on which I now live, at my death. I also give to him one Negro man named Ben to him and his Heirs forever. I also give to him (my son, Alvis) when he may want them, one horse, bridle, and saddle, one bed and furniture, one cow and calf, one sow and pigs and two ewes and lambs.

Item, to my three grandchildren, viz., Elira Jane Reddle, Mary Reddle, and William Fato Reddle, I give one Negro woman named Prissey, and her two children, namely Sarah and Nancy, with thus increase to remain in common stock until William Fato Reddle arrives at the age of twenty-one years or in case one should die the property to go to the two surviving ones. In case that the\wo should die, to go to the one alive and in case they all should die, the property then to be divided between and among any living children or their Heirs.

It is also my desire that my son, John Burns, to take charge of and manage the above named Negroes as given to my three grandchildren as above until the youngest one gets to be twenty-one years of age. The then said, John, to act as their Trustee or best friend.

Item, to Andessan Reddle it is my will and desire that he should receive from my estate the sum of five dollars.

It is furthermore my will and desire that after my debts be paid that all the residue of my property except the Negroes be sold and equally divided between my children; namely, John Burns, Jane May, Minter Burns and Alvis Burns, or their Heirs. The Negroes I wish and it is my will that they should be divided among my own children in the most equitable manner and if they cannot agree in the division, they shall call in three of their respectable neighbors who I hope will do it for them, which shall be binding when done. I wish it to be understood that the Negroes here to be divided between John Burns, Jane May, Minter Burns and Alvis Burns.

Lastly, I hereby nominate my three sons, to wit, John Burns, Minter Burns, and Alvis Burns Executors to this my Last Will and Testament, in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 28th day of May in the year of Lord One thousand eight hundred and nineteen.

Signed, sealed and acknowledged in Presence of us.
William Burns

William burns died 1819 in Chatham County, N.C. He was a Revolutionary War soldier, who served eighty-three months for the cause of freedom. He received 640 acres of land for his services. William Burns' deed to this land is in Deed Book B, page 263. William Burns' will is found in Will Book B, pages 201 and 202. His Revolutionary War soldier's number is 3925 and dated 1 October 1783.-

More About WILLIAM BURNS: Census: 1800, Listed in the 1800 Cenus Chatham, Co., page193

From the Adjutant Gen'ls Office, Wash. DC:

“The records of this office show that one William Burns served in the Revolutionary War as drummer and fifer of Major John Baptist Ashe’s Company, 1st North Carolina Regiment, commanded by Colonel Thomas Clark. His name appears only on a roll of that organization dated Sept. 8, 1778, which shows that he enlisted May 20, 1777 for three years, and which bears the remark: “Sick in camp.” No further record of him has been found.”

Signed “E. S. Adams
Major General,The Adjutant General”

from the web: William served 83 months (6yr. 11mth.) in the Revolutionary War and was awarded 640 acres in Chatham Co. for his service. From Direct Data Capture, Revolutionary W ar Service Records. [database online] Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc., 1999. "This database is a collection of records kept by the National Archives listing men who fought for the colonies during the war. Transferred from microfilm to electronic format by Direct Data Capture, it contains the names of nearly 426,000 individuals. Each record provides the soldier's name,
company and unit of service." BURNS, WILLIAM Rank - Induction: DRUM AND FIFE Roll Box: 79 Roll Description: NC 
Burns, William (I0577)
 
240 Children of SAMUEL PATTON and MARY PYE are: i. OLIVE CRAIN (PYE)8 PATTON, b. March 27, 1807, Oglethorp Co., Georgia; d. January 04, 1863, LaFayette Co., Mississippi; m. BENJAMIN EDWARD AVENT, October 17, 1823, Oglethorp Co., Georgia; b. April 05, 1799, Halfax Co., North Carolina.

Notes for OLIVE CRAIN (PYE) PATTON: Jakson/Loffredo Genealogy Entries: 2738 Updated: Tue Mar 13 08:09:53 2001 Contact: Elizabeth Loffredo ID: I352 Name: Olive Crain Patton Sex: F Birth: 27 MAR 1807 in Oglethorpe Co., Georgia Death: 4 JAN 1863 in Larayette Co., Mississippi Burial: Shiloh Cemetery

Father: Samuel Patton b: 14 NOV 1779 in Wake Co., NC Mother: Mary "Polly" Pye b: 17 FEB 1786 in Wake Co., NC

Marriage 1 Benjamin Edward Avent b: 5 APR 1799 in Halifax Co., North Carolina Married: 17 OCT 1823 in Oglethorpe Co. Georgia Children Catherine E. Avent b: 9 JUL 1825 in TalBot Ga. William Edward Avent b: 10 JUN 1827 in Oglethrope Co., GA Mary Susan Avent b: 30 DEC 1828 in Talbot, Georgia Ellen Caroline Avent b: 4 AUG 1830 in Talbot, Georgia Francis Marion Avent b: 5 JUL 1832 in Talbot, Georgia Sam B. Avent b: 3 FEB 1832 in Talbot, Georgia Thomas Londa Avent b: 14 SEP 1833 in Talbot, Georgia Martha Ann Avent b: 22 AUG 1835 in Talbot, Georgia Sara Antinette Avent b: 4 DEC 1837 in Talbot, Georgia Julia Jannett Avent b: 12 APR 1840 in Lafayette Springs, Lafayette, Ms. Elizabeth Fredonia Avent b: 4 MAR 1842 in Lafayette Springs, Lafayette, Ms. George Washington Avent b: 24 JAN 1844 in Lafayette Springs, Lafayette, Ms James K. Avent b: 26 AUG 1846 in Lafayette Springs, Mississippi Alfred D. Avent b: 1848 in Lafayette Springs, Mississippi

More About OLIVE CRAIN (PYE) PATTON: Burial: 1863, Shilo Cemetery
 
Patton, Olive Crain (I1673)
 
241 Children per Gerry Hill:
1. Mary Avant, b. 1804, , NC
2. (f) Avant, b. Abt 1808, , NC
3. Thomas A Avant, b. 9 Apr 1809, , Chatham, NC
4. (f) Aven, b. 1810
5. James Stanford Aven, b. 25 Oct 1810, ,,Tn
6. John W (Avant or Avent) Aven, Large Lnd Farmer, b. 1811, ,,Tn
7. Chesley W Nelson Avant, b. Abt 1812, , Chatham, NC
8. B T Avant, b. 1815/1820, , Tn
9. William C Fern Aven, b. Abt 1816/1817, , Tn
10. Elizabeth Ann "Eliza" Avant, b. 1817, , NC
11. Ferney C Avant, b. 1820, , Tenn
12. Green Rogers Avant, b. 11 May 1823, Hollow Rock, Carroll, Tn
13. Elijah M Avant, b. 1825, , Carroll, Tenn
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from rootsweb (bettyj@gmi.net):

Greene Rogers Aven,b.May 11,1823, Carroll Co., TN; d. December 16,1889, Grenada Co.MS; m.Sarah Frances Lyon,1851.Father was Amos Aven(1775-1855)m.Matilda Rogers (1780-1856) in 1808. Siblings, Thomas, John W., Elijah, William Fern, Chesley N., Eliza and 3 unknowns. I have a copy of land records in Mississippi that show Green R.Aven purchased land, 543 acres, October 1, 1860 and that it was a "cash entry sale" in Grenada County, MS. A Ferney C Aven had made a purchase June 1, 1860 of 543 acres. These purchases were in Sections 6E and 7E respectively, not sure of Township and Range. Greene Aven was a brother to my grandfather Amos Wesley Aven.
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Nash Co Guardian Bonds and Returns:

Allen Avent, orphan of Thomas Avent. Bond 1784 by Joseph Johnston, guardian
Amos Avent, orphan of Thomas Avent. Bond 1784 by Joseph Johnston, guardian

from Garland Avent:

"Allen, Amos and Abner lived in Nash County in the late 1700's and were the children of one Thomas and Rebecca Avent who lived where I grew up in Aventon...Abner moved to Tn after the death of his first wife and had another family there. Allen and Amos were removed to Chatham County NC after their guardian was changed to Joseph Johnston. Later they moved to Va and Tn."

"Amos Aven", age 69, b. in NC, shows up on 1850 Henderson Co., TN census with wife Matilda and son Green. He cannot be located on 1860 census so it is assumed he died 1850-60. One reference states without sources that he died 1855.

Thomas Avent & Rebecah Stephens (Parents of Amos, Abner and Allen- the orphans in Nash Co. NC (Thomas guardianship papers in Edgecombe-now Nash)

Amos married (probably Chatham Co. NC) Matilda Rogers. In Chatham in 1810, and later Perry Co. TN. 13 children- many to Ms.

"Amos was son of Thomas & Rebecca Stephens-and he was son of William & Sara Massie son of Thomas the Immigrant.

Amos left Chatham Co NC and went to Tn- Carroll-Henderson etc. and his kids on to Miss..etc. My particular one-James Stanford-came to Ga. for some reason and married Rebecca Rogers. His Mother was Matilda Rogers..."
Halifax, N C

"Thomas & Rebecca Stevens had Amos who in 1810 was in Chatham Co. NC and by 1820 was in Carroll Co TN."

"Amos was born 1775 NC-probably Northampton, now Nash." 
Avent, Amos (I0084)
 
242 Children Sex Birth

Ruth McBane F 29 Jan 1816
James McBane M 19 Feb 1817
Daniel McBane M 19 Feb 1819
Jonathan McBane M 2 Oct 1821
David McBane M 2 Oct 1823 in [city], [county], North Carolina, USA
Eleanor Hannah Mcbane F 19 Jan 1826
Martha McBane F 2 Apr 1828 in [city], Chatham, North Carolina, USA
George D Mcbane M 9 Jan 1830 in [city], Chatham, North Carolina, USA
Camilllus A Mcbane M 9 Feb 1832
Adele Mcbane F 4 Sep 1834
Mary McBane F 1 Nov 1836 in [city], Chatham, North Carolina, USA
William Mebane Mcbane M 12 Feb 1839 in [city], [county], North Carolina, USA
Elizabeth McBane F 11 Jan 1842 
McBane, William (I3784)
 
243 children's info from 1850 Chatham Co., NC, census. Future husband of Rebecca, Manly Buckner, lives 2 houses away. Jones, Samuel (I1718)
 
244 children:
Robert Thompson Taylor 1887 – 1942
James Harley Taylor 1890 – 1986
Walter Clyde Taylor 1892 – 1976
Wade B Taylor 1895 –
Annie Lucy Taylor 1899 – 1978 
Taylor, Adolphus J. (I3862)
 
245 Children: 1) Thomas A. PUCKETT, 1837 Virginia
2) Elizabeth 'Betty" V. PUCKETT, 1843, Tennessee
3) Mary A PUCKETT, b. Abt 1845, Tennessee
4) Carryrilla PUCKETT, b. ABT 1845, Tennessee

1870 Census shows Winnifred Puckett living with daughter and son-in-law in Hardeman Co, TN 
Avent, Winnifred (I1606)
 
246 Chloe Hinton Avent
Wife of Rev Isaac W. Avent
Daughter of G.W. and S.E. Becham
B: 8/5/1844
D: 4/25/1904 
Becham, Chloe Hinton (I0009)
 
247 Christopher and Elizabeth Rebecca Evans Williams had the following children: Isaac Newton, John Evans, Sarah Temple, Nathan Avant, Henry David, Cealy Braswell, William Robert, Harriet Elizabeth, Mary Frances, and James. Christopher Williams was the son of Jenny Robinson and unknown Williams. Elizabeth Evans was the grand-daughter of Abner Avent/Avant. Her parents were Nathan Evans and Mary Polly Avant. Evans, Elizabeth Rebecca (I1774)
 
248 Claiborne Finch (d. 1847) m. Sarah Hunt (d. 1846)

Irvin Finch (1795-1880) m. Ferebee Lafayette Strickland (d. 1860)

According to J. D. Finch in his book, "Genealogy of Finch Families Who Are Same Clan," there were a good many Finches in Granville County, and he thought Claiborne may have been from there. He wrote, "After the marriage they came to Nash County, North Carolina, and settled upon a large body of land, and began their farm life. The place which they selected, and upon which they built a home, lived and died, is about two miles northwest of Mount Pleasant Methodist Church in Nash County, North Carolina. Since their death the name of the old plantation changed a few times. For several years it was known as the Morgan Place, then the Marshburn Place, Mr. Marshburn having built the first tobacco-curing barns upon it. Later a Mr. Bottoms bought the place, and it is now [1948] owned by Willie Bottoms. But the buildings on the place now are possibly two or three hundreds farther west than when first built."

J. D. Finch wrote that Irvin Finch and his first wife, Susan Morgan, "...settled in a home about one mile southwest of Mount Pleasant Methodist Church, in Nash County, North Carolina, and owned a large tract of land and a good many slaves at the close of the Confederate War. He was a very successful farmer and one of the leading citizens of his County."

Irvin Finch was a Justice of the Peace of Nash County in 1837. The 1852 tax list of Nash County listed Irvin Finch with 1497 acres of land and 10 slaves. A survey of consolidated lands made for Irvin Finch by Mc. Brantley, surveyor, was dated July 7, 1875. The total was 1161 acres on the Nashville Road and Wilson and Raleigh Road adjoining the heirs of Sion Sanders, the heirs of Benjamin Glover, W. R. J. W. Finch, the heirs of Wm. A. Glover, Mercity Vick, Abijah Griffin, Martha Finch, McBrantley, H. B. Finch, Ben Finch, and the Wilders Mill Branch. Reg. July 10, 1785 (Nash Count, North Carolina, Deed Book 22, page 251).

Irvin Finch's will was dated January 17, 1878, and it was probated in Nash County, North Carolina, on August 2, 1880. He left to his oldest son Calvin R Finch 332-1/4 acres "where he now lives" joining Smithfield Road, Sanders, and George Finch. He left to his son Peyton M. Finch 213 acres on Mocason Creek near Lees Chapel Church called the Barney Driver land, and also 239 acres joining H. B. Finch and B. B. Finch. He left to his youngest daughter Ferebee L. Morgan 590 acres, with reversion to Calvin R. Finch and Peyton M. Finch if she should die without heir. He also left to her his household furniture and some livestock. Executor was friend George N. Lewis, and witnesses were Wesley Privett and John E. Taylor.
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In her book, "Finch Families of Dixie," Ruby Finch Thompson said the Finch family came to Virginia from England. She gave the lineage of Claiborne Finch as follows:

-Francis Fynch, a clothworker of London, will dated March 2, 1674
-Thomas Finch, paid taxes on 300 acres of land in New Kent Co VA in 1664
-Edward Finch, paid taxes on 300 acres of land in New Kent Co VA in 1704
-Henry Finch, baptized in 1690's in New Kent Co VA, estate settled 1754
-William Finch, baptized 1722 New Kent Co VA, on Nash Co NC tax list 1768
-Claiborne Finch

Ruby Thompson wrote, "William baptized December 12, 1722. Married Anne. Where they lived from the time of their marriage to the baptism of their sons in the 1760's is not known, but I assume it was in the Surrey-Sussex Co VA area. Although William was the eldest son, note that his two younger brothers were executors of the father's estate. William's youngest son Claiborne was thought to be born in NC, so we assume that William moved there between 1765 and 1768. One William Finch was on the tax list in Nash Co NC, where his three youngest sons lived in 1790. He was on that list near the Vicks and Ruffins. Claiborne's marriage bond was witnessed in 1790 by John Finch, from which I assume that William died 1784-1790."

Ruby listed the children of William as Isham, Allen, Claiborne, and possibly Henry and William. She wrote, "Claiborne Finch first appears on record on the 26th of January 1790 when he married Sarah Hunt. At that time a bond was required and Claiborne himself gave the five hundred dollar bond, and John Finch was a witness. Despite this it seems more likely that William who died in the years preceding was Claiborne's father. My reasoning on this is that William's baptized sons, Isham and Allen, lived nearby where Claiborne settled, and the names used by these three families were very similar. Before his death in the 1840's Claiborne had accumulated 1,475 acres of land, and it is from the division of this property that we are certain of the names of his children. Only one is assumed and the reason he was not involved in the division is that he died unmarried before his father."

Ruby's research is interesting, but unfortunately she did not mention any real proof of a connection between the Claiborne Finch of Nash County, North Carolina, and the Finch line of New Kent County, Virginia.

In the 1880 census of Nash County, North Carolina, in the listing for Irvin Finch, Claiborne's son, it was recorded that Irvin's father was born in North Carolina.

According to J. D. Finch in his book, "Genealogy of Finch Families Who Are Same Clan," there were a good many Finches in Granville County, and he thought Claiborne may have been from there. He wrote, "After the marriage they came to Nash County, North Carolina, and settled upon a large body of land, and began their farm life. The place which they selected, and upon which they built a home, lived and died, is about two miles northwest of Mount Pleasant Methodist Church in Nash County, North Carolina. Since their death the name of the old plantation changed a few times. For several years it was known as the Morgan Place, then the Marshburn Place, Mr. Marshburn having built the first tobacco-curing barns upon it. Later a Mr. Bottoms bought the place, and it is now [1948] owned by Willie Bottoms. But the buildings on the place now are possibly two or three hundreds farther west than when first built."

J. D. Finch also wrote the following: "Of the two boys and five girls of Clayburn Finch and Sarah Hunt I have visited the resting places of each one. It is so sad to see only three of them have any kind of marker or seem to be cared for. The most of them you will find only a bunch of trees, bushes and briers to locate the place. And still worse there is one place you cannot even find the exact location, and is being cultivated over each year. I do hate so much to have to record things of this kind taking place where any of our old ancestors are laid to rest, and do hope and pray that this will be an inspiration to us who follow never to let this occur again."

According to "Nash County Historical Notes," 1976, page 173, "Mount Pleasant Church, three miles north of Bailey, is also over 100 years old. Three Finch brothers were the outstanding early leaders there. The original building was a small plank building which was later replaced with a larger one..." On November 12, 1817, Lazarus Strickland sold Claborn Finch, John Perry, David Windbond, William Whitfield, Sr., and William Whitfield, Jr., Trustees for the
Methodist Episcopal Church, one acre of land for five shillings. Witnesses were Willey Strickland and Sarah Finch (Nash County Deed Book 10, page 100). The church is today known as the Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church (1994).

In 1995, I made inquiries regarding any old church records or other information that would explain the above statement regarding three Finch brothers being outstanding early leaders at Mount Pleasant Church. I spoke to the archivist at the Methodist Conference headquarters in Raleigh; Joseph Watson, a genealogist in Rocky Mount; Annie Pearl Brantley, a genealogist in Spring Hope; Edna Vick, church historian; and Ruth Bissette and Ruby Finch, both longtime church members. None of the above people knew the origin of the statement, and apparently there are no old church records still in existence. Ruth Bissette thinks they were in somebody's attic who died and were thrown out. I also wrote to Ruby Thompson inquiring about her sources and if she had any additional information, but my letter went unanswered.

--Rocky Strickland


 
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249 Claiborne Finch (d. 1847) m. Sarah Hunt (d. 1846)
Irvin Finch (1795-1880) m. Ferebee Lafayette Strickland (d. 1860)


According to J. D. Finch in his book, "Genealogy of Finch Families Who Are Same Clan," there were a good many Finches in Granville County, and he thought Claiborne may have been from there. He wrote, "After the marriage they came to Nash County, North Carolina, and settled upon a large body of land, and began their farm life. The place which they selected, and upon which they built a home, lived and died, is about two miles northwest of Mount Pleasant Methodist Church in Nash County, North Carolina. Since their death the name of the old plantation changed a few times. For several years it was known as the Morgan Place, then the Marshburn Place, Mr. Marshburn having built the first tobacco-curing barns upon it. Later a Mr. Bottoms bought the place, and it is now [1948] owned by Willie Bottoms. But the buildings on the place now are possibly two or three hundreds farther west than when first built."

J. D. Finch wrote that Irvin Finch and his first wife, Susan Morgan, "...settled in a home about one mile southwest of Mount Pleasant Methodist Church, in Nash County, North Carolina, and owned a large tract of land and a good many slaves at the close of the Confederate War. He was a very successful farmer and one of the leading citizens of his County."

Irvin Finch was a Justice of the Peace of Nash County in 1837. The 1852 tax list of Nash County listed Irvin Finch with 1497 acres of land and 10 slaves. A survey of consolidated lands made for Irvin Finch by Mc. Brantley, surveyor, was dated July 7, 1875. The total was 1161 acres on the Nashville Road and Wilson and Raleigh Road adjoining the heirs of Sion Sanders, the heirs of Benjamin Glover, W. R. J. W. Finch, the heirs of Wm. A. Glover, Mercity Vick, Abijah Griffin, Martha Finch, McBrantley, H. B. Finch, Ben Finch, and the Wilders Mill Branch. Reg. July 10, 1785 (Nash Count, North Carolina, Deed Book 22, page 251).

Irvin Finch's will was dated January 17, 1878, and it was probated in Nash County, North Carolina, on August 2, 1880. He left to his oldest son Calvin R Finch 332-1/4 acres "where he now lives" joining Smithfield Road, Sanders, and George Finch. He left to his son Peyton M. Finch 213 acres on Mocason Creek near Lees Chapel Church called the Barney Driver land, and also 239 acres joining H. B. Finch and B. B. Finch. He left to his youngest daughter Ferebee L. Morgan 590 acres, with reversion to Calvin R. Finch and Peyton M. Finch if she should die without heir. He also left to her his household furniture and some livestock. Executor was friend George N. Lewis, and witnesses were Wesley Privett and John E. Taylor.

 
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250 Claiborne Finch (d. 1847) m. Sarah Hunt (d. 1846)
Irvin Finch (1795-1880) m. Ferebee Lafayette Strickland (d. 1860)

According to J. D. Finch in his book, "Genealogy of Finch Families Who Are Same Clan," there were a good many Finches in Granville County, and he thought Claiborne may have been from there. He wrote, "After the marriage they came to Nash County, North Carolina, and settled upon a large body of land, and began their farm life. The place which they selected, and upon which they built a home, lived and died, is about two miles northwest of Mount Pleasant Methodist Church in Nash County, North Carolina. Since their death the name of the old plantation changed a few times. For several years it was known as the Morgan Place, then the Marshburn Place, Mr. Marshburn having built the first tobacco-curing barns upon it. Later a Mr. Bottoms bought the place, and it is now [1948] owned by Willie Bottoms. But the buildings on the place now are possibly two or three hundreds farther west than when first built."

J. D. Finch wrote that Irvin Finch and his first wife, Susan Morgan, "...settled in a home about one mile southwest of Mount Pleasant Methodist Church, in Nash County, North Carolina, and owned a large tract of land and a good many slaves at the close of the Confederate War. He was a very successful farmer and one of the leading citizens of his County."

Irvin Finch was a Justice of the Peace of Nash County in 1837. The 1852 tax list of Nash County listed Irvin Finch with 1497 acres of land and 10 slaves. A survey of consolidated lands made for Irvin Finch by Mc. Brantley, surveyor, was dated July 7, 1875. The total was 1161 acres on the Nashville Road and Wilson and Raleigh Road adjoining the heirs of Sion Sanders, the heirs of Benjamin Glover, W. R. J. W. Finch, the heirs of Wm. A. Glover, Mercity Vick, Abijah Griffin, Martha Finch, McBrantley, H. B. Finch, Ben Finch, and the Wilders Mill Branch. Reg. July 10, 1785 (Nash Count, North Carolina, Deed Book 22, page 251).

Irvin Finch's will was dated January 17, 1878, and it was probated in Nash County, North Carolina, on August 2, 1880. He left to his oldest son Calvin R Finch 332-1/4 acres "where he now lives" joining Smithfield Road, Sanders, and George Finch. He left to his son Peyton M. Finch 213 acres on Mocason Creek near Lees Chapel Church called the Barney Driver land, and also 239 acres joining H. B. Finch and B. B. Finch. He left to his youngest daughter Ferebee L. Morgan 590 acres, with reversion to Calvin R. Finch and Peyton M. Finch if she should die without heir. He also left to her his household furniture and some livestock. Executor was friend George N. Lewis, and witnesses were Wesley Privett and John E. Taylor.
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Claiborne Finch Birth:1769 had two Brothers, Isham Birth 1761 and Allen Finch March 4.1765. Claiborn Finch's father is William Finch Date of birth 1722 in New Kent Co. Va he Died in 1760 Nash County North Carolina was Married to Anne Woodward date of birth 1723 in VA, His father was Henry Finch b, 1690 Va married to Margaret b:1700 Married in 1719 St. Peters, Va, Henry's Fater was Edward Finch b:1664 married to Martha b: 1668 both of Va. Edward father was Thomas Finch b:1638 New Kent Co, Va wife name unknown at this time. That is the last information I have.
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John Hester Finch Sr.

1. John was born June 17, 1725 in New Kent Co, VA. There is also a second John listed as one who married Mary Williamson and was born before 1730 in Goochland, VA. They are probably the same John, since John spent the first half of his life in Virginia.

2. Parents are not certain, based on a possible confusion of two Johns. If the Johns are the same, then the parents are Henry (christened Feb 15, 1692 St. Peters Parish, New Kent Co. VA s/o Edward, died 1754 Charles City Co, VA) and Margaret Millington (b Nov 5 169? d/o William Millington) who were married in 1719 in New Kent VA. Sons Edward (Christened February 17, 1728 New Kent, VA) and John are recorded as executors of the estate in Charles City, Co, VA 1754. (Thompson p 85).

3. Baptized three children at Dover Church, Goochland Co. VA. Records are found in the "Douglas Registry." (p 81) The register records the christening of Robert (b Oct 1, 1757) on Jan. 30, 1758, George (b Oct 20, 1759) on Feb 11, 1760 and Lucy (b April 1 1761) on July 26, 1761. (FFA #15 Oct 1954, p 98)

4. Moved from Goochland VA to Granville, NC probably between 1761 and 1766 (more probably the County borders moved), between the births of George and John, Jr.

5. 1771 (age 46?) listed with sons Williamson and Edward as serving with Capt. Kitrell's Company of militia in Granville Co. NC. (p 81)

6. Recorded on tax list for 1788 Granville Co with sons Williamson, George and John Hester Jr. (p 81)

7. Many property deeds are recorded in the 1780's and early 1790's in Granville Co, includes the purchase of a 283 acre farm and "appurtenances" for the sum of 2,500 pounds, a considerable amount.

8. Some of the property transactions are distributions to the children in anticipation of his death. Only Susannah, the youngest, is mentioned in the will. She lived on the farm for the rest of her life.

9. John Hester Sr. and Edward are appointed as under-sheriffs of Mecklenberg Co. NC in March of 1780. (VGS vol. 20 #4 p 85)

10. Wife: Mary Williamson (IGI/NA) married October 17, 1757 in Goochland Co. VA.


Children of John Hester Finch, Sr.:

1. Williamson (1) b c 1752 Goochland, VA
2. Edward b c 1756 Goochland, VA
3. Robert b Oct 1, 1757 Goouchland VA, Douglas Registry.
4. George b Oct 20, 1759 Goochland, VA, Douglas Registry
5. Lucy b April 1, 1761 Goouchland, VA Douglas Registry
6. John Hester Jr. b c 1766 Granville, NC
7. Susannah b unk in Granville Co, NC

Disputed Children

1. Henry b 1752 Granville Co. No documentation.
2. Margaret b 1763 unk. No documentation.
3. Lucy "Sunny" b 1765 unk. (Could be the sister of another Williamson (2) b 1797 who married (1) Elizabeth Cagle who had a son Wellington b 1819 in Montgomery Co, NC and (2) Mary Carter who had a son Casewell Finch b 1827. Lucy married Henry Eudy in Montgomery Co, NC. Williamson(2) is probably the son of George. He is of the right age and none of George's six children's names are known.

4. Claiborn b 1768 Granville, NC.
Claiborn s/o William b c 1722 in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co, VA, s/o Edward and Agnes Brothers Finch. died 1784-1790 in Edgecomb, Nash Co, NC, and Ann. (J. D. Finch p ?) Other children: Brothers Finch (m Sarah Vaughn) and Eve Finch Watson. (see Finch/Harper Page)

Claiborne's correct birth is Edgecomb, Nash Co, NC (IGI/NA). Claiborn, his father and two brothers, Allan and Isham are listed in the 1800 Granville census, p 510. In 1810, Isham is listed in Montgomery Co, NC, Allan and Claiborn are still in Granville. William is not mentioned and assumed deceased. (J. D. Finch p ?) Claiborn married Sarah Hunt January 26, 1790 in Granville, NC. (IGI/NA) They had 10 children. He died in Nash Co., NC in 1849. Claiborn and Sarah are buried at the Mount Pleasant Methodist Church in Nash Co. NC along with three of their children (J. D. Finch p ?)

12. Unanswered Questions: The two Johns. There are a Millington (b unk) and Williamson(2) (b unk) mentioned with the parents of John and Mary. Their wedding was October 17, 1757, after Williamson (1) was born. The names are right for the family, but they might be the sons of John Hester's brother Edward.

Williamson Finch

1. Born c 1754 to John Hester Finch Sr. and Mary Williamson in Goochland VA.
2. Christened in Dover Church, along with two other siblings. Christening recorded in the "Dover Registry."
3. Served with his father and his brother Edward in Capt. Kitrell's militia in Granville Co, NC in 1771.
4. Listed in the 1788 tax records for Granville Co., NC.
5. Moved from Granville Co. before the 1800 census for NC.
6. Wife: Mary Spivey (dates unknown)
7. Children: unknown

Edward Richardson Finch

1. Born c 1756 to John Hester Finch Sr. and Mary Williamson in Goochland VA, died Davidson, NC c 1823 (DAR).
2. Christened in Dover Church, along with two other siblings. Christening recorded in the "Dover Registry."
3. Served with his father and his brother Williamson in Capt. Kitrell's militia in Granville Co, NC in 1771.
4. Appointed with his father as "under-sheriff" of Mecklenberg Co., NC in March of 1780 (VGS vol. 20 #4 p 85)
5. Not listed in the 1788 tax records for Granville Co., NC nor the 1800 NC census.
6. Moved to Wilkes Co., NC in late 1770's, then to Newberry, SC before 1790.
7. Wife: (1) Nancy Richardson

Children:

1. Pettis Asbury Finch (1) (unknown)
2. Isaac Richardson Finch (1) (b 1790 Clinton NC) m (1) Piety Hester, d/o Anne Rudd (d/o John and Avis Whitaker Rudd, Chesterfield Co. VA) and James Hester (s/o James and Frances Cook Hester of Louisa Co. VA): three children, and (2) Delia Pullen, three sons.

Edward Richardson Finch and Wife: (2) unknown; possibly ______ Gram.

Children:

1. Frances Finch (unknown) m Hamblin Jordan (unknown)
2. Mary "Polly" Finch (unknown)
3. John (T or H?) Finch (unknown)
4. Edward Finch (unknown)

Above information from Finch Families of Dixie (p 87-91)

George Finch

1. Born c 1761 to John Hester Finch Sr. and Mary Williamson in Goochland VA.
2. Christened in Dover Church, along with two other siblings. Christening recorded in the "Dover Registry."
3. Served with his father and his brothers Williamson and Edward in Capt. Kitrell's militia in Granville Co, NC in 1771.
4. Listed in the 1788 tax records for Granville Co., NC.
5. Not listed in Granville Co. in the 1800 census for NC.
6. Moved to Mecklenberg Co. NC before 1800
7. Wife: Janey Short (unknown), married December 7, 1796

8. Children: six, unknown names and dates.


This is what documentation I have. I have spent some time correcting some of the common mistakes. A lot of the appear in usually respectable geneologies.

This is a cold thread for me, but I will compare what you have given me with other information that I have found. Any documentation would be greatly appreciated.
George was the brother of my great grand father, Lee Andrew Finch - the one who didn't follow the Guilford College connection and into the family business. My grandfather was Ed "Wray" Sr, My dad Jr., my son the IV.

Thanks,

Ed Finch, III




 
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