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The Family Tree of Joseph Wardlaw JENKINS

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The Family Tree of Joseph Wardlaw JENKINS: Table of Contents

I. John JENKINS (1664(?)-1739)/Ann CLARK(?) (1690-1727)
II. William JENKINS (1704-1758)/Phoebe CLARK (1718-1738)
III. John JENKINS, Sr. (1736-1764)/Providence GRIMBALL (1738-1806)
IV. John JENKINS, Jr. (1761-1799)/Martha SEABROOK (1767-1809)
V. Dr. William S. JENKINS (1789-1814)/Jane Keith OGIER (1797-1845)
VI. Dr. William L. JENKINS (1814-1887)/Jane Harvey GAILLARD (1812-1856)
VII. William G. JENKINS (1840-1909)/Sarah Boone MCBRYDE (1842-1889)
VIII. Joseph Wardlaw JENKINS (1874-1934)/Mirtice Elizabeth ELAM (1884-1958)
IX. Joseph Wardlaw JENKINS (1911-1981)/Margaret OVERTON (1917-1978)


By 1000 BC, the Iron Age proper had arrived in what is now Wales where
its people grouped themselves into large hill forts for protection;
practiced mixed, settled farming, but also worked extensive copper mines.
Many of these impressive hill forts remain in Wales, some of them, such
as Tre'r Cewri atop Yr Eifl Mountain in Gwynedd, were still occupied
during the Roman invasions in the first century AD. Advanced metalworking
seems to have been introduced as a result of contact with the Halstatt
culture of Austria, from an area near present-day Saltzburg. This
culture itself had benefited from contact with others in the Mediterranean
area, whose use of the symbols and patterns so characteristic of Celtic
design, is named La Tene, after a village on the shores of Lake
Neuchatel in Switzerland.


It was at this time that the Celtic languages arrived in Britain,
probably introduced by small groups of migrants who became culturally
dominant in their new homelands, and whose culture formed part of a great
unified Celtic "empire" encompassing many different peoples all over
Northern Europe. The Greeks called these people, with their organized
culture and developed social structure Keltoi, the Romans called them Celtai.
In spite of the fact that they were perhaps the most powerful people in
much of Europe in 300 BC, with lands stretching from Anatolia in the
East to Ireland in the West, the Celts were unable to prevent intertribal
warfare. Their total lack of political unity, despite their fierceness in battle,
ultimately led to their defeat and subjugation by the much better disciplined
armies of Rome. Even the Celtic languages on Continental Europe eventually
gave way to those stemming from Latin. But in Britain, at least for a few
hundred years after the Roman victories on mainland Europe, the Celts held
on to much of their customs and especially to their distinctive language which
has survived today as Welsh.

The language of most of Britain was derived from a branch of Celtic known
as Brythonic: it later gave rise to Welsh, Cornish and Breton (these
differ from the Celtic languages derived from Goidelic, namely Irish,
Scots Gaelic and Manx). Along with the new languages, new religions
entered Britain, particularly that of the Druids, the guardians of traditions
and learning. The Druids glorified the pursuits of war, feasting and
horsemanship. They controlled the calendar and the planting of crops,
and they presided over the religious festivals and rituals that honored local
deities. Thus they constituted the first target for the invading Roman legions.


The first invasion of the British Isles (Britannia) by the Romans took place
in 55 BC under Julius Caesar, but it did not lead to any significant
occupation. He had some interesting, if biased comments concerning
the native inhabitants. "All the Britons," he wrote, "paint themselves
with woad, which gives their skin a bluish color and makes them look
very dreadful in battle" ("De Bello Gallico"). It was not until a hundred
years later, following an expedition ordered by the Emperor Claudius,
that a permanent settlement of the grain-rich eastern territories of
Britain began in earnest. From their bases in what is now Kent, the Roman
armies began a long, arduous and perilous series of battles with the
native Celtic tribes, first victorious, next vanquished. But as on the
Continent, superior military discipline and leadership, aided by a
carefully organized system of forts connected by straight roads, led to the
triumph of Roman arms.

It was not long before a great number of large, prosperous villas were
established all over Britain, but especially in the Southeast and
Southwest. The villas testified to the rapidity by which Britain became
Romanized, for they functioned as centers of a settled, peaceful and urban
life. They are mostly found in present-day England. Mountainous Wales
and Scotland were not as easily settled; they remained "the frontier" --
lands where military garrisons were strategically placed to guard the
Northern and Western extremities of the Empire. Smaller forts were
constructed to protect the Roman copper, tin, lead and gold mines that
most certainly utilized native labor.

In what is now Wales, the Romans were awestruck by their first sight of
the druids. The historian Tacitus described them as being "ranged in
order, with their hands uplifted, invoking the gods and pouring forth
horrible imprecations" ("Annales"). The fierce resistance of the tribes
in Wales meant that two out of the three Roman legions in Britain were
stationed on the Welsh borders. Two impressive Roman fortifications
remain to be seen: Isca Silurium (Caerleon) with its fine ampitheatre,
in Monmouthshire and Segontium, (Caernarfon), in Gwynedd.

Though the Celtic tongue survived as the medium of everyday speech,
Latin was being used mainly for administrative purposes. Many loan words
entered the native vocabulary, and these are still found in modern-day
Welsh. Today's visitors to the principality are surprised to find
hundreds of place names containing Pont (bridge), while ffenest (window),
pysgod (fish), milltir (mile), melys (sweet or honey), cyllell (knife),
ceffyl (horse), perygl (danger), eglwys (church), and many others attest
to Latin influence. Rome, of course, became Christianized with the

conversion of Constantine in 337, and thanks to the missionary work of
Martin of Tours in Gaul and the edict of 400 AD that made Christianity the
only religion of the Empire, the people of Britain quickly adopted the
new religion. The old Celtic gods had to slink off into the mountains
and hills to hide, reappearing fitfully and almost apologetically only
in the poetry and myths of later ages.


Magnus Maximus, the commander of the Roman armies in Britain took much
of the British garrison with him to displace Gratian as Emperor. He appears
in Welsh writing as Macsen Wledig in "Breuddwyd Macsen" (The Dream
of Macsen), one of the two historical tales in "The Mabinogion". Macsen's
brother Cynan and his army may have been the first Britons to settle
in Armorica, later known as Brittany, where the Celtic language survives
somewhat shakily today. Some historians consider 383 as the year that
the concept of the Welsh nation began and see Macsen as the father of
the Welsh nation.


When the city of Rome fell to the invading Goths under Alaric, Roman
Britain, which had experienced centuries of comparative peace and
prosperity, was left to its own defenses. One of the local Romano-British
leaders may have been a tribal chieftain named Arthur, who put up some kind
of organized resistance to the oncoming Saxon hordes. As early as 440,
an anonymous writer penned the following:

Britain, abandoned by the Romans, passed into the power of the Saxons.
One prominent British chieftain, Vortigern (Gwrtheyrn) is remembered as
being responsible for inviting the first Germanic mercenaries to help
defend Britain against the invading Picts. The arrival of Hengist and
Horsa and their Jutes mark the beginning of Germanic settlements in
Britain (ironically, the first modern Welsh language centre is located
in a remote valley named Nant Gwrtheyrn (the stream of Vortigern) in the
Llyn Peninsular, Gwynedd).

The Saxons are defeated at Mount Badon. One of King Arthur's twelve
battles. Supposed rule of King Arthur for 45 plus years. This is also
the period of Saints. Celtic saints set up sites throughout Wales
teaching Christianity. In the east of Britain, the Saxons remain pagan.

784: Offa of Mercia, a powerful Saxon king, builds Offa's Dyke, marking
Wales's eastern boundary. The Dyke is not a fortified one, but a
permanent boundary line.

878: The most notable Welsh figure before the arrival of the Normans is
slain. Rhodri Mawr was the first Welsh ruler to unite the Welsh tribes
and kingdoms under one rule. During his reign, the Vikings increase their raids.
927: Welsh kings formally submit to the English as over-king.

1039: The last of the Welsh high-kings, Gruffydd ap Llywelyn, assumes
the throne. His short, 20 plus years, rule brings unity to Wales.

1063: The English, under future king Earl Harold, drive their army
into Wales. His own men kill Gruffydd ap Llywelyn and relatives and
England's ascendancy is reaffirmed.

1066: At the Battle of Hastings King Harold is killed. The Norman
conquest of England is assured. Marcher Lords are established along
the Welsh borders.

1141: Henry the First dies and Wales experiences resurgence under the
two Llywelyns of Gwynedd. Wales moves toward unity as their territory
is reclaimed and the culture flourishes.

1215: The Magna Carta signed. Welsh lands taken unjustly are restored
and some Welsh laws return.

1267: Llywelyn II with the Treaty of Montgomery is recognized as Prince
of Wales, with overlordship of all other Welsh Princes and Barons.

1282: Llwyelyn II is killed in battle and Wales's resurgence comes to
an end. Wales falls beneath Edward the First's advances. Wales becomes
an English principality under the Statute of Rhuddlan. In the future,
the eldest son of the English king is designated Prince of Wales.
The building of castles in Wales is started by Edward I.

1301: At Caernarvon Castle Edward's son is invested as the Prince of Wales.

1349: The Plague, or Black Death, sweeps through Wales, leaving up to
40 percent of the population dead.

1400: Owain Glyndwr, with the whole of Wales behind him, leads a revolt
against England.

1410: Owain Glyndwr's short rebellion ends as he disappears. Henry IV
and his son suppress the rebellion. Defeat means second class
citizenship for the Welsh and humiliation.

1455: The War of Roses starts in England as the Yorks and Lancastrians
fight for the throne.

1485: Henry Tudor, of Welsh descent, wins the Battle of Bosworth and
becomes the first Welsh King of England. This marks the end of the War of
Roses and establishes the Welsh lineage to the English throne.

1536: Henry VIII enacts the first Act of Union which completes the
political and legal union of England and Wales. Wales falls under the
English shire system and the first dissolution of the monasteries begins.

1588: The Bible is published in Welsh. One of the most important events
to continue the language.

1629: King Charles I gave grants of land in America to Sir Robert Heath.
These grants covered all land between the 31st and 36th parallels from
the Atlantic to the Pacific. Heath organized Proprietors to take over and
govern this land but nothing was done at that time to prove up on this grant.

1633: King Charles II made a second grant to the Earl of Clarendon
(1604-1674) and other favorites of Charles II. Limits of the colony
extended from 29 degrees south to 36'30" north. He organized and began
selling shares to people with money and the Proprietors set
forth to establish a government in the Colonies.

1642: Civil War breaks out in England and is welcomed in Wales.

1660: Charles II is restored and Wales rejoices. The Bardic Order
starts its decay, suffering from a loss of patronage and the
influence of the new Humanism.

1663: The Proprietors received the territory by royal charter on 24
March 1663, and people began to migrate from Virginia, New England,
and Barbados to Carolina.

1670: The first permanent English settlement was at Albermarle Point.

1680: The first settlement at Charleston. Granville County, including
St Helena's Island, was created.

1682: The original three counties of Berkeley, Craven, and Colleton
were created. These Counties only served as reference points for
locating the land grants, since all Court records were kept in Charleston
until 1769. These included land grants, land and probate records.
This was the seat of the Proprietary Government.
I. John JENKINS (1664(?)-1739)

Birth: 1664(?) in Wales(?)
Death: 1739 in SC
Marriage 1 Ann CLARK(?) b: ABT. 1690, d: 1727. Married: BEF. 1706
II. William JENKINS b: BEF. 1704 in SC
John JENKINS b: 1706 in SC
Joseph JENKINS b: 1714
Christopher JENKINS b: 1716 in SC
Ann JENKINS b: ABT. 1720 in SC
Marriage 2 Elizabeth CAPERS b: 1690 in Beaufort, SC
Married: 12 APR 1727 in SC
Thomas JENKINS b: 1728
Elizabeth JENKINS b: 1729 in SC
Richard JENKINS b: 1730 in Edisto Island, SC
Benjamin JENKINS b: 1733 in SC
Charles JENKINS b: 1735


John JENKINS was born in Saint John's, Wales.

Several accounts have his wife's first name as ANN, but found only one
listing the last name as CLARK. No source was given.

1684: "Cedar Grove", for many years the residence and chief country
seat of one of the branches of the Izard family. This estate embraced
a number of tracts under a number of grants made at different times.
The original holder of the property was Francis Turgis, who came from
"Ringwood" in Hampshire, England, and came out to the Province
apparently a man of means. He seems to have arrived before 28 July 1684, for
on that day a warrant was issued to lay out to him 350 acres of land upon
the parcel of marsh fronting the lands laid out to Mr. Job Bishop and
Andrew Percival Esqr. (Printed Warrants, 1680-1692, p. 162.) On 7
November 1684, another warrant was issued to lay out to him 1050 acres due
him for the arrival of 21 persons( 21 X 50 acres = 1050 acres), viz.,
John Smith, (Carpenter), James Bevill, Edward Bevill, Jane Watts, John
Berry, Richd Moore, Martha Moore, Philip Shaw, Jos. Bullen, John Hall,
John Bayley, Nath. Lowry, Elizabeth Godfry, Tho. Godfry, John Godfry, John
Lee, John Poore, John JENKINS, Stephen Jobbins, Denis McEnby, and Noah
Bevill who were entered in the Secretary's office the 13 September

1684. This appears to be the arrival of John JENKINS in South Carolina.
(Printed Warrants, 1680-1692, p. 165.)

1690: Elizabeth CAPERS was born in Beaufort, SC

1691: One governor was established over both North and South Carolina.

1704: John and Ann were married.

1706: The Church of England becomes the established religion in the
colony. The individual parishes then began keeping records of baptisms,
marriages, and burials.

John JENKINS settles on Edisto Island.

1707: From the Records of the Secretary of the Province (1700-1710).
"We, John Fripp, William Whippey and John JENKINS are bound unto Rt. Hon.
Sir Nathaniel Johnson Knt., Gov., in sum of 2,000 (pounds), stg. D: 10
Feb 1707. CONDITION OF OBLIGATION: John Fripp appointed guardian of
Ralph Bayly (Bayley), minor, natural and lawful son of Henry Bayley, late of
Colleton County, deceased, shall bring up said infant during his minority and
defend him from hurt of body loss of goods and lands due him from inventory
of said Bayley's estate ...... and pay him at age 21 years or marriage;
if said Bayley should die before that time to make acct. of tuition as
granted aforesaid ...... (none)". P. 121. (This indicates that John
JENKINS was a resident of Edisto Island, Colleton County, South Carolina).

1710: John purchased about 400 acres of land on Edisto Island from
Dorothy Hamilton Ogle. This land was just south of John Hamilton’s (Paul
GRIMBALL’s son-in-law) land. He also owned a half lot at 64 Church Street.
In 1735, he divided this this sons John and William on the provision they
would pay 500 pounds to each of his other children when they came of age.
Elizabeth received use of 50 acres and their house until her death.

1716: John signed a petition dated Nov 30, 1716. asking the king to
take the colony into his protection because of neglect by the proprietors
in defending against Indian attack which led to Carolina becoming a
Royal Colony in 1719.

1720: A John JENKINS served as petit juror in 1720 (no parish listed)
and as special juror in 1731. John JENKINS, Sr. is listed as a petit juror
from St. John, Colleton in 1737. There is also a John JENKINS listed as a
grand juror from St. John, Colleton in the same year.

1725: John JENKINS and Joseph Sealy were executors for Mary Wyatt's
will in April of 1725.
1727: John and Elizabeth (Capers) Adams were married April 12th, 1727,
St. Philips Parish, South Carolina.

1735: John also owned a half lot at 64 Church Street. In 1735, he
divided this between sons John and William on the provision they would pay
500 pounds to each of his other children when they came of age.

1737: John JENKINS died in 1737, on Saint Helena Island, South
Carolina. Elizabeth received use of 50 acres and their house until her death.

About Elizabeth Capers:

Elizabeth Capers (1690-1776) was the widow of David Adams, Sr. (11/19/1682-1720)
a mariner of New England. She was the daughter of Richard (-1695) and Mary (Barnet)
Capers. Elizabeth had a brother named William. Elizabeth and David are
mentioned in a document concerning the estate of Richard Capers. They had two
children, Mary Adams and David Adams. Mary Adams married her stepbrother,
John JENKINS, Jr. David Adams married his stepsister, Ann JENKINS.

II. William JENKINS (1704-1758)

Birth: 1704 in Edisto Island, Collecton Co.,South Carolina
Death: 2/17/1758 in South Carolina
Father: John JENKINS b: 1664(?)in Wales(?)
Mother: Ann CLARK(?) b: ABT. 1690

Marriage 1 Phoebe CLARK b: ABT. 1718
Married: ABT. 1735
III. John JENKINS b: 1736 in SC, d. before 12/4/1764
William JENKINS b: ABT. 1738

Marriage 2 Mary TOWNSEND b: ABT. 1727 in SC, d. after 1749.
Married: 1748
Abigail JENKINS b: 1749 On Edisto Island, d. 1812.
Mary JENKINS b: ABT. 1750.

Marriage 3 Sarah SEALEY b: ABT. 1717, d. 9/1773. The widow of William
Sealy (d. 1748) of the Uhaws. Will dated 12/26/1771.
Married: AFT. 1749

Sarah had two children by her first marriage:
Anne Maria Sealy b. 1/4/1740, d. 10/5/1815
Mary Sealy b. 1736, d. 9/6/1756


Mary Townsend was the daughter of Daniel and Abigail Townsend.

Abigail JENKINS, daughter of of William and Mary Townsend JENKINS,
married Joseph Murray.

Mary Sealy, daughter of William and Sarah Sealy, married John JENKINS,
son of William and Phoebe CLARK JENKINS, her stepbrother.

The Sealys are described by their daughter Anne in her diary as
"religious parents" from Eutaw Indian Land.

1737: William JENKINS is listed as petit juror from St. John, Colleton in 1737 and 1751.

1739: South Carolina Archives & History: 1739-1740; JENKINS, John Sr.
to William JENKINS, sale for 50 acres of Land and 200 acres of land
in Colleton County. Names Indexed: JENKINS, John Sr; JENKINS,
William. Location: Colleton County.

1740: Sarah Sealy had two children by her first marriage, Mary Sealy
(c. 1736-Sep 6, 1756) and Anne Maria Sealy (Jan 4, 1740 - Oct 5,1815).

William JENKINS is listed as petit juror from Edisto Island in 1740 and 1744.

William received 200 acres on Edisto from his brother John.

South Carolina Archives & History: 1740-1744; JENKINS, William, Plat of
land on Edisto Island containing 236 acres, surveyed by Henry Yonges
(C411) Names Indexed: JENKINS, William; Yonges, Henry; JENKINS, John;
Hambleton, Paul. Location, Edisto Island.

1748: Sarah Sealey was the widow of William Sealy who died in 1748.

1750: William also owned a piece of Watch Island in the North Edisto
River that was given to him by his brother John.

1751: He served on the grand jury from St. John, Colleton.

1757: William served on the grand juryfrom Edisto Island in 1757.

1758: William was a planter on Edisto Island. He had a plantation of
570 acres on a creek out of the North Edisto River.

William JENKINS of Edisto Island left a will dated Feb 6, 1758, proved
Feb 17, 1758. Wife, (3rd wife) Sarah; sons, John, Wiliam, Joseph (under 20);
daughters Mary & Abigail (both under 21 & unmarried); executors, sons John &
William, William Baynard; witnesses, William Maxwell, Johathan rampton,
Abraham Bush. (Will Book RR 1767-1771 page 142: orig bk 8, P 547 & RR
1767-71 p, 537). A William JENKINS was buried at St. Philips in 1758.

1771: Sarah's will is dated Dec 26, 1771, with no proved date.


The name CLARK came from cleric, clerk, or scholar - one who can read
and write. Also from the Gaelic "Mac a' Chlerich/Cleireach"; son of the
cleric or, sometimes, clerk. During the Middle Ages, the common
pronunciation of -er was -ar, so the man who sold items was the marchant, and
the man who kept the books was the clark. At the time, the primary members
of the English literate class were the clergy, which in minor orders were
allow to marry and have families. The term clerk eventually (clark) came
to designate any literate man.

1. Jeremiah CLARK (1680-1728)

Birth: BEF. 1685
Marriage 1 Sarah JACKSON
James CLARK b: ABT. 1707 in SC
Mary CLARK b: ABT. 1710
Jeremiah CLARK b: ABT. 1715 in Edisto Island, SC
2. Phoebe CLARK b: ABT. 1718
John CLARK b: ABT. 1720
Edward CLARK b: BEF. 1728
Martha CLARK b: ABT. 1730

2. Phoebe CLARK (1718-1744)

Birth: ABT. 1718
Death: ABT. 1744
Father: Jeremiah CLARK b: BEF. 1685
Mother: Sarah JACKSON
Marriage 1 William JENKINS b: BEF. 1704 in SC
Married: ABT. 1735
III. John JENKINS b: 1736 in SC, d. 12/4/1764. Died intestate.
William JENKINS b: ABT. 1738

III. John JENKINS (1736-1764)

Birth: 1736 in SC
Death: 4 DEC 1764 in SC
Father: William JENKINS b: BEF. 1704 in SC
Mother: Phoebe CLARK b: ABT. 1718
Marriage 1 Mary SEALY b: ABT. 1736 in SC, d. Sep 6, 1756.
Married: ABT. 1755

Marriage 2 Providence GRIMBALL b: Aug 29, 1738, d. before Mar, 1806.
Married: ABT. 1760
IV. John JENKINS b: 1761 on Edisto Island, d. Aug 8, 1799
Isaac GRIMBALL JENKINS b: JUL 1762 in Saint Helena, d. Oct 18, 1794


Mary's parents were William and Sarah Sealy.

William and Sarah Sealy had two children Anne Maria Sealy and Mary Sealy.

After William Sealy's death, Sarah Sealy became the third wife of William JENKINS.

Mary was John's stepsister.

In her diary, Anne describes her parents as religious and from Eutaw
Indian land.

John Also had a Plantation on a creek out of N. Edisto River.

1744: To be sold at publick venue on (Tuesday) the first day of May 1744 at
the plantation of the late William TILLY, in Edisto Island. Three tracts
of very good rice and corn land; two in the said land, one containing
200 acres, and the other 600; the third tract situate in Black River,
contains 400 acres. As - a --- parcel of slaves, stock of cattle and
horses and very good household goods, for a seven months credit, paying
interest per the day and giving security. All persons that are any ways
indebted with said estate are desired to pay off their --- debts or give
such satisfaction as the executor, shall require, by the first of June next
at farthest, without any further notice. And they who have any demands on
the said estate are desired to bring in their --- properly attested, that
measures may be taken to discharge the same by the said executor. Signed:

1757: John served on the grand petit juries from Edisto Island.

1758: John inherited lands from his uncle on Edisto. He had a 570 acre
plantation on the North Edisto River.

John and Providence lived on Edisto Island where he had his plantation.

Providence was the daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth (Pemberton) GRIMBALL.

1764: After John's death in 1764, Providence married 2) Christopher
JENKINS (his cousin), 3) Samuel Fickling, and 4) Abraham Bush (d. 1778)

1782: Isaac GRIMBALL JENKINS married Margaret Wilkinson (1763-Oct 2, 1823)
on October 10th. She was the daughter of Edward and Ann (Ninian) Wilkinson of
Toogoodoo Creek, St. Paul‘s Parish.

Isaac and Margaret lived on Edisto Island.

1785-1788: Isaac JENKINS served in the 6th and 7th SC General Assemblies
from St. John, Colleton.

1787: Isaac was a tax inquirer for Edisto Island.

1788: He was a delegate to the state convention to ratify the US Constitution.

1789-1791: Isaac was an elective body in an Episcopal parish, and a militia captain.

1790: Providence Bush is listed on the 1790 census as living in a household of 2
females and 35 slaves.

1790: There is an Isaac JENKINS mentioned in the 1790 census that had a
household of 1 male over 16, 2 males under 16, 1 female and 45 slaves.

1790: Isaac was a delegate at the convention to ratify the state constitution.

1795: Upon Isaac’s death, she married Benjamin Whitmarsh SEABROOK
(1763-July 2, 1825) in the Circular Congregational Church on April 18, 1795.

Margaret Wilkinson JENKINS was Benjamin's second wife.

1. Paul GRIMBALL (1640-1696)

Birth: ABT. 1640 in Eng
Death: ABT. 1696 in SC
Marriage 1 Mary STONEY b: ABT. 1645 in Eng
Married: ABT. 1662 in Eng
John GRIMBALL b: ABT. 1659 in Eng
Mary GRIMBALL b: ABT. 1666 in Eng
Ann GRIMBALL b: ABT. 1669 in Eng
Providence GRIMBALL b: ABT. 1672 in Eng
2. Thomas GRIMBALL b: ABT. 1675 in Edisto Island, SC

Paul GRIMBALL I, Esq. (b. 1645? in England d. before 2/2/1695/96 on
Edisto Island will dated 12/13/1695, proved 2/20/1695/96

Married (c. 1662 in England ) Mary Stoney (b. 1645? in England d.
between 1711 and 1720 on Edisto Island, Colleton County.)

1681: April 10, Lord Shaftesbury and two others of the Lords
Porprietors, address a communication to the Governor and Council, containing
among other things, a commission to grant 3000 acres of land to "Mr. Paul
GRIMBALL, Merchant bound for Ashley River to settle there."[1]

1682: February, Paul GRIMBALL, and English merchant, came to the
Province of South Carolina.

1682/3: March, He had a warrant for land on Cooper River bounding on
land already purchased by him from Samuel Boswood.[2]

1683: October, Paul received a warrant for 600 acres due him for arrival
of self and servants. He became a Proprietor's deputy in 1683[3] and
settled on Edisto Island,

1686: Paul GRIMBALL's house with that of Governor Morton, was sacked by
the Spaniards.[4]

1687: July 1687, He was a member of the committee to consider the
modification of the Fundamental Constitution .

1688: October, He was Secretary of the Province by 1683 and in 1688 was
appointed Receiver General and Escheator.[5]

1690: Paul was disqualified by Seth Sothell from holding office, and
was sent to jail and forcibly dispossessed of the records intrusted to
him because he would not deliver the seal used for granting lands.[6]

1691: February 3, GRIMBALL in his petition to the Governor and Council
[7] recites the outrages committed by Sothell and his followers, and
among other things states that William Chapman, the constable at Charles
Town with seven others from Berkley County went to the petitioners house
on "Edistoh" Island, Colleton County "forty miles by water" on February
3, 1691, entered his house with clubs, frightening Mrs. GRIMBALL and
the family, making the search upon the pretence of hunting for public
papers and records.[8]

In May, 1691, the Proprietors granted GRIMBALL a new commission. [9]

1693: In April, they wrote to Col. Ludwell transmitting to Mr. GRIMBALL
a power to appoint and remove Judges or Sheriffs of the counties at
pleasure. They also stated that Mr. GRIMBALL complained that he was
obliged to stay in town longer than is needful, and requested that the
duties of his office be made as little irksome as possible.[10]

1695: The Proprietors wrote to Mr. GRIMBALL, June 28, 1695 concerning
the appointment of Archdale as Governor.

1696: Paul GRIMBALL made his will on December 13, as Paul GRIMBALL,
Esq. of Edisto Island, Colleton County. He mentions his wife Mary, sons,
Thomas and John, daughter Providence GRIMBALL, daughters Mary Hamilton
and Ann Linkley, & son-in-law Christopher Linkley. The lands mentioned
in his will were on Edisto, 1600 acres to his wife for life, and then to
his son, Thomas, and 400 acres to his daughter Ann Linkley. There is no
mention of lands to any of his other children. He had formerly owned
lands on Cooper river the plantation known later as Wraggs or Marshland,
[11] but sold during his life time. GRIMBALL in his will, proved February 20, 1696,
requests that a ring be given to Governor Archdale as a token of respect.

Another account:

1530: The first recorded exploration of Edisto Island by the Spaniard
Lucas de Ayllon who sailed to the Carolinas from Cuba. There he found an
Indian tribe whom he phonetically spelled "Oristo". The French later
called them the "Audusta." But to the English, they were the Edisto
(Edistoe, Edistow, Odistash). Never a particularly numerous tribe, the
Edisto had been further reduced in number by diseases introduced by earlier
Europeans. They practiced limited agriculture, preferring to gather

their food from the abundance of the woods and sea island estuaries. They
were never a threat to white settlers in the area.

1681: Paul GRIMBALL had been granted 3000 acres of land by Lord
Shaftesbury and two other proprietors April 10th, and received 600 more on
arrival based on the number in his family and the number of servants. He
was a wealthy English merchant and owned his own ketch named "Tryall."

1681/82: On February 10th, he entered a petition for 600 acres "on any
Navigable River" but the warrant was not issued until October 1, 1683.

1682: GRIMBALL's herds of cattle and hogs increased and crops grew
abundantly in the fertile soil of the island. He planted Indian corn,
English peas, onions and tobacco. Local Indians came to buy merchandise he
offered for sale He lists his occupation as a merchant. He was a close
associate of Landgrave Joseph Morton, twice governor of the province who
built on the island and introduced slavery.

1682/83: In February, Paul GRIMBALL came to South Carolina from England
possibly from Wales. As far as is known, he was the first and only of
the last name GRIMBALL to come to America.

1682/83: Records of land warrants show his receiving a grant on March
2nd, for lands on the Cooper River bounding on land already purchased by
him from Samuel Bosewood.

1682-1683: For a time , Paul and Mary lived on the peninsula neck on
the Cooper River on a plantation known as Wraggs or Marshland. By 1674,
Anthony Ashley Cooper, the Early of Shaftesbury, had bought Edisto
Island from the Indians and granted 600 acres of it to GRIMBALL.

1683: Paul GRIMBALL also served as Surveyor General, and Secretary of
the Province. In Colleton County records, he is listed as Col. Paul GRIMBALL.
One source lists him as one of the most important men of his period.

1684: Paul GRIMBALL sold Wraggs and built a tabby home at Point of
Pines on the North Edisto where he settled with his wife and two daughters
as the first recorded English settlers on the island. Tabby remains of
the foundation and a corner section of a wall are still visible. This
site is the earliest known tabby in South Carolina. Between August 16.
1684 and January 7, 1686 He was granted additional warrants of land.

1685: Paul swore allegiance to King James II and submission to the
Lords Proprietors and the Fundamental Constitution on October 6th. He
signed his name Paull GRIMBALL.

GRIMBALL was very active in colonial government, holding almost every
position except governor of the colony. He sided with the Proprietary
Faction in their disputes with the colonists. This party tended to attract religious
dissenters and those who opposed the Indian slave trade. He is listed as one of
the eight Deputies of the Lords Proprietor in 1685 who sat in the Proprietary
Parliament, a position he may have gained as early as 1683.

1686: In the summer over 100 Spaniards plus Indians arrived in three
galleys, landed on Edisto Island, and sacked and burned to the ground the
houses of Governor Morton, Paul GRIMBALL who was then serving as
Secretary of the Province, and five others, carrying away great wealth.
GRIMBALL’s losses totaled over £1156. Both men and their immediate families
were away in Charles Town on business. The Spanish raided the warehouses
and slaughtered the cattle. The governor's brother-in-law, Edward
Bowell was killed. He was carried off on a ship which ran aground. The
ship was burned when it could not be freed. GRIMBALL’s indentured maid
Kitts Oats was abducted and never heard from again.

1687: GRIMBALL served on a committee to consider modification of the
Fundamental Constitution of the colony to make it more acceptable to both
the proprietors and the people.

1688: He was appointed Receiver General and Escheator of the province.
For a time he also served as secretary to Governor Morton and was a
member of the Grand Council, and later the council of Gov. Archdale.

1690: When the Proprietors rejected the changes, strife between the
Proprietors and the colonists broke out. Landgrave James Colleton, son
of proprietor Sir John Colleton, was placed in charge of the province but
could not bridge the gap between the people and the proprietors. Because
he tended to rule arbitrarily, there was an outbreak of violence and Colleton
declared martial law. GRIMBALL supported this move. The people rebelled seizing
all public records and imprisoning Secretary GRIMBALL. The public records
entrusted to him were forcibly taken away since he would not willing remit them to
the new government. The Assembly met without being summoned to resist the
governor. Seth Sothell, who had bought out the Earl of Clarendon and was now a Proprietor, arrived to administer the colony. Most of the people accepted him as a
relief from Colleton. He removed the deputies of the other proprietors and appointed
replacements. Paul GRIMBALL was disqualified by Sothell from holding any
public office for siding with Colleton and for refusing to deliver the official seal used
for granting lands.

1691: However, GRIMBALL was not silenced. In his letters, he recites
the "outrages" committed by Sothell and his followers including that on
Feb. 3, 1691, Sothell sent men who entered his home on "Edistoh" in the
pretense of hunting public records and had frightened his wife and
family with clubs. Removal of the deputies brought Sothell the extreme
displeasure of the proprietors. Sothel was suspended from office Nov.
1691 and all laws passed under him were set aside. In May 1691 GRIMBALL
was granted a new commission.

Served as Lord Carterett's deputy. He is mentiones in the Records
of the British Public Records Office as serving on a committee to
appoint the "high sheriffe of Berkly" and as one of several impowered to
take Ralph Izard into custody.

GRIMBALL's name appears with others on a letter to the king on November
24th,assuring him, "Wee will be ready to spend those (our) lives and
fortune we so peaceably enjoy under the wings of your Royal protection in
defence of your sacred majestys person crown & prerogative."

1692: Chancery Records show that On May 13th, GRIMBALL took Sothell to
court. The issue is not stated, but the jury found in favor of GRIMBALL.
On May 20 he petitioned the court for £400 for damages due to his
removal from office by Sothel. The court granted him £100. He also
petitioned the court to force Sothell to appear in court and answer
complaints. On May 26, 1692, the Journal of the Grand Council of SC
again lists GRIMBALL as a Deputy. GRIMBALL petitioned the Council to
have public records and additional private papers returned by Sothell.
Sothell appeared before the Council but refused to return the papers,
stating "that he would deliver them only to such as had power to Demand
and Receive the Same which none in Carolina had, and further said that
the Said papers , packquets and orders were Seized by a better authority
than any was since or now is in Carolina." In 1692 he was appointed as one
of the three representatives from the Upper House to serve on a joint
commission to consider a new system of government under the Luddell
administration. In 1693 was given the power to appoint and remove sheriffs
and judges at will. In 1695 Governor Archdale appointed him to the Council
of the colony. In his will, GRIMBALL left Archdale a ring as a token of his
high respect.

1693: He witnessed the Governors’ order requiring licenses of "public
houses of entertainment" on May 14th.

1694-1695: He received sworn testimonies on October 18, 1694, November
29, 1694, and May 13, 1695. One of his responsibilities was to act as
the principal trustee for conveying lands. Therefore, his seal appears
on numerous early documents. He was the principle trustee for passing
grants of land on behalf of the Proprietors. He also probated wills,
granted power of attorney, received inventories of goods, and witnessed
transfer of goods or sale of goods.

1695: Abstract of the Will of Paul GRIMBALL: Records of the Court of
Ordinary, the Province of South Carolina, 1692 - 1700.

1696: Will of Paul GRIMBALL, Esq. of Edisto Island, Colleton County. Made
December 13, 1695 and proved before Thomas Cary, Secy. February 20, 1696.

Gave wife Mary GRIMBALL, his plantation on Edisto containing 1600 acres
of land and buildings thereon for life. At her death to go to his son
Thomas GRIMBALL. When Thomas received plantation, he was to pay £10 to
Paul's three daughters.

Gave Christopher and Ann Linkly (daughter) 400 of the 800 acres of land
he and Linkly had purchased from the Lord's Proprietors. Linkly was to
pay John GRIMBALL (son) £10.

Gave wife Mary all rings, plate, and jewels, with her choice of feather
beds, one bolster, 2 pillows, 2 pairs of sheets, a blanket, curtains,
counterpanes, a negro girl Ginny, and 1/3 of remainder of personal estate.

Gave the remaining 2/3 of personal estate to his children Thomas, John,
Mary, Ann and Providence to be equally divided. Gave to Gov. Archdale
-- a good ring. Appointed wife Mary sole executrix. Mary settled his
debts on September 29, 1696.

1704: Mary GRIMBALL received a warrant for 500 acres of land on October 9th.

The first Providence GRIMBALL (1672-1735)

Providence GRIMBALL (c. 1672-1755) was born in England, will dated
January 29, 1775, proved February 27, 1756.

unmarried at time her father, Paul Gimball, wrote his will in 1695.

married 1 (after 1695) Lawrence [Laurance]Dennis (d. November 25, 1733)
Lawrance was previously married to Ann GRIMBALL, Providence’s sister.
Lawrence and Providence are both mentioned in the will of Charles Town
merchant John Smith, dated February 1, 1724.

married 2 (November 25, 1733 in St. Philip Parish) Ribton Hutchinson
(d. August of 1757, will dated August 11, 1757, proved August 26, 1757)

Ribton was a Charleston merchant who served in the 13th (1742-45) and
20th (1751) Royal Assemblies. He was executor of the will of William
Willisford, proved 9/29/1739.

Providence GRIMBALL was among the first three baptized on Edisto Island
by Baptist missionary William Screven in about 1700. Screven organized
the first Christian congregation of any type on the island. Apparently
the GRIMBALLs worshiped with his small congregation until the
establishment of a Presbyterian meeting house. Providence names many of her
nieces and nephews in her will.

Abstract of Providence's will:

"Providence GRIMBALL Hutchinson, wife of Ribton Hutchinson, Gent.,
Charlestown merchant. Late husband: Lawrence (Dennis), deceased. Sister:
Sarah Pitman of Manchester, New England, and her dau. Elizabeth. Nephews:
5 children, under 21 years, of Joshua GRIMBALL; 8 children under 21
years, of late nephew Paul GRIMBALL, deceased. 4 children, under 21
years, of Thomas GRIMBALL; 3 children, under 21 years. 3 children
under 21 years , of my late nephew Isaac GRIMBALL; Benjamin D’ Harriette.
Nieces: Elizabeth Baynard of Edisto Island, dau. of my nephew Paul GRIMBALL,
deceased, and Providence GRIMBALL who now lives with me; Rebecca GRIMBALL;
Mary Simmons, wife of Capt. Ebenezer Simmons of said town, and her
4 children Samuel, John, and Charles Jones, and Mary Broughton; Sabina
Elliot, wife of William Elliott; Ann, Providence and Grace Codner,
under 21 years. Kinsman Thomas Hutchinson."

2. Thomas GRIMBALL (1675-1721)

Birth: ABT. 1675 in Edisto Island, SC
Death: 26 OCT 1721 in Edisto Island, SC
Father: Paul GRIMBALL b: ABT. 1640 in Eng
Mother: Mary STONEY b: ABT. 1645 in Eng

Thomas GRIMBALL (b. 1675 in England. d. after 10/26/1721 on Edisto
Island.) will dated 10/26/1721, proved 2/7/1722.

Married 1 (c. 1700) Joyce _____________ (c. 1680 - January 25, 1699/1700)
Paul GRIMBALL II (January 25, 1699/1700) died with his mother in childbirth

Married 2 (February, 1700/01 Edisto Island) Elizabeth Adams (b. c. 1680
d. August 5, 1715 on Edisto Island) daughter of William and Jane Adams
(b. before 1665 in Sudbury, MA d. 1706/07 in Charles Town) a glover of
Charles Town. The will of William Adams directs that his younger
daughter Jane live with her sister Eliza, wife of Thomas GRIMBALL, until she
should be brought up to her needle." William Wells administered the
estate of William Adams February 6, 1706-07.
Paul GRIMBALL b: 5 AUG 1703 in Edisto Island, SC
Thomas GRIMBALL b: 2 MAR 1704/05
Joshua GRIMBALL b: 14 MAY 1707
3. Isaac GRIMBALL b: 30 JUL 1709
Mary GRIMBALL b: 25 NOV 1711
Anna GRIMBALL b: 29 AUG 1714

Married 3 (November 10, 1715) Anna ____ (d. August 23, 1719)
Lawrence Denis GRIMBALL (b. August 15, 1719 on Edisto)

Married 4 (August 8. 1721 St. Philip Parish) Sarah (Witten) Pert, widow
of William Pert (d. after July 31, 1720 in Philadelphia), a Baptist
minister. After Thomas' death, she married 3) (1724) Samuel Scriven, 4)
Dr. George Smith, a son of the second Landgrave Smith. Sarah died in

Compiled by Mable L. Weber
Published in the South Carolina [and Genealogical] Magazine

Thomas GRIMBALL of Edisto Island left a will dated 26 October, 1721,
proved February 7, 1722. In it he leaves; wife Sarah for widowhood,
use of his plantation where he lives; personal estate into three equal
parts, one third to wife for life, to his son's, Paul, Thomas, Joshua and
Isaac, the other two thirds. Son Paul to receive his share immediately,
three younger sons until age 21, to be maintained out of labor of their
respective slaves, stock of horses, cattle & etc. "All possible
endeavours be used to give each of my children a competent measure of
learning and education, at least that they may be taught to read perfect
English, write a legible hand fitt for public business or office, and
arithmetick through the rule of fellowship." Son Paul, after death of Wife
Sarah, plantation where testator lived, 1000 acres. To son Thomas, 500
acres on Port Royal Island. Son Joshua remaining part of the tract where
he lived, situated on Burned House Creek. To son Isaac GRIMBALL, land on
Edisto Island, 290 acres adjoining Lawrence Dennis and Thomas Parmenter,
a grant from Gov. Moore. Wife Sarah and son Paul to be executors.
Joseph Sealey, Edmond Puysley, Chas. Odingsell, Joseph Sealey, Jr. and
Daniel McFarland, witnesses[1]

[1] Probate Court 1722-1724 pg. 79

Ann GRIMBALL and Lawrence Dennis (c. 1668 in England - 11/25/1733) lived
on Edisto Island. They were Baptists. He served in the 7th, 11th, and
14th Royal Assemblies ( 1703-05, 1708-09, 1713-15). After Ann’s death,
Lawrence married her sister Providence. Laurance helped administer the
estate of William Scott Sr. 10/8/1718. He was one of the executors of
the will of Florence Sorney, proved 7/31/1720. He was appointed with
Thomas GRIMBALL to be guardian of Christopher Linckley 11/29/1706. They
appear to have transferred this responsibility to Mary GRIMBALL in 1711.
Lawrence owned land on Edisto next to Thomas GRIMBALL.

Thomas GRIMBALL is the ancestor of the vast majority of the South
Carolina GRIMBALLs. In some records his name is spelled Grimbal, Grimbol
or Grimboll. Thomas had received the 1600 acres which his father had left
his mother Mary, which transferred to him on her death.

Thomas was active in the local militia (as all males were expected to
be). In 1707, he was granted the responsibility for appointing a
three-person lookout post on Watch Island to warn of further Spanish
attack. Thomas Grimbol is on the SC petit jury list for 1720 with no county
listed, and 1731 from St. Paul Parish. Thomas was a Baptist. He was baptized
in about 1700 by the Baptist missionary William Screven. He received a
warrant for 500 acres of land, 10/9/1704, and 350 acres in Granville Co,
3/10/1710. Thomas owned land on Edisto known as "Burn’d House Creek"
and also land on Port Royal Island.

Thomas GRIMBALL owned one of the original lots (#374) in the town of
Beaufort (Granted 12/21/1743). This may refer to his son Thomas. His son
Paul owned lot #78, granted the same date.

Ann GRIMBALL (b. 1669 in England - before 11/29/1706) married 2) (c.
1699) Charles Odingsells [Odingsell, Odinsell](c. 1665 - 1718?) Charles
was in Carolina before 5/29/1696. Charles owned 500 acres on Edisto
Island including land on "Youhaw Creek" and an additional 1470 acres
scattered throughout the province including 500 acres on the Coosaw
River in Granville Co. He received an additional warrant for 500 acres
10/89/1704. He was Deputy Secretary of the Province (1695-1697) under her
father. As Deputy Secretary Charles witnessed numerous official documents
from 1695-1698. Charles was elected to the Common House for the 4th
Assembly from Colleton County (1698-1699). Charles witnessed the will of
Thomas GRIMBALL (10/26/1721).

Ann Odingsell (1706-7/12/1754) buried at St. Philips in 1725 married
1725 Benjamin D'Harriet [D‘Harriett, D‘Harriette, Benjamin D'Harriet
[D‘Harriett, D‘Harriette, D‘hariette](d. 2/17/1756, will dated 1/15/1756,
proved 2/20/1756) of New York, son of Benjamin D‘Harriette., merchant.
Benjamin owned 1070 acres on Johns Island adjacent to land of Thomas
Fleming and 1450 acres in "Saltketcher" River Swamp next to land of
Samuel Prioleau. At the itme of his death, he owned lots on Union St.,
Bay St. and the corner of Queen and Meeting Streets in Charleston. In
1752, he was in partnership with John McCall, importing white servants
and "slaves of all sorts." He served in the 8th, 9th, and 10th Royal
Assemblies (1730-1736) from St. Philip parish and the 11th, 13th, 20th
Assemblies (1736, 1742-1745, 1752) from St. John, Colleton. He was a
vestry man in St. Philip’s Parish in April 1732. Benjamin was an elder in the
French Protestant Church in Charleston. After his wife's Ann Odingsell's
((1706-7/12/1754) buried at St. Philips) death, Benjamin married Mrs.
Martha Fowler, widow. In his will he bequeathed his clothing, gold watch,
gun, silver hilted sword and French books to Thomas GRIMBALL, Ann’s
cousin. Benjamin must have been a highly trusted individual, for he was called
upon to witness wills and serve as executor for estates including Paul GRIMBALL
proved 1/25/1753, and witnessed will of Isaac GRIMBALL dated 2/4/1752.

3. Isaac GRIMBALL (1709-1752)

Birth: 30 JUL 1709
Father: Thomas GRIMBALL b: ABT. 1675 in Edisto Island, SC
Mother: Elizabeth ADAMS
Marriage 1 Elizabeth PEMBERTON

Isaac GRIMBALL(7/30/1709 - 1752) will dated 2/4/1752, proved 11/3/1752

Married 1 (4/18/1734) Elizabeth Pemberton (d. 4/20/1745), daughter of
Charles and Rebecca Pemberton of St. George's Parish, Barbados.
4. Providence GRIMBALL b: 29 AUG 1738

Married 2 Rebecca [Rebeckah]Sealy [Sealey](d. 1/21/1767 will dated
1/11/1767, proved 4/10/1767) on May 7, 1747. She is listed as Rebecca
Scaly on marriage records. Her will names son John, sister, Mary Whippy and
Isaac GRIMBALL, son of Charles.


1737: Isaac Grimbald listed as petit juror for St. John, Colleton.

1740: Isaac purchased a Bible which records much of the early GRIMBALL history.

1741-1742: Isaac owned lands in Charleston, Edisto Island (290 acres)
next to Joseph Sealey and elsewhere in SC. He inherited land on Edisto
from his father next to Lawrence Dennis and Thomas Permentor. The SC Tax
List for list two parcels 440 acres and 445 acres in Colleton County.

Isaac was evidently a business partner with John Andrews. They are
listed as jointly owning several properties in Colleton County. He owned a
plantation purchased of Charles Odingsell on "Indian Land" in Granvill
Co. bounded on the east by "Fou Haugh" Creek.

1742: Isaac sold 550 acres on September 8th, to William Dalton.

1744: Isaac was a petit juror for Edisto Island.

Paul along with his brothers, Joshua and Isaac, are listed along with John
JENKINS as executors of the will of William Tilly, Sr. Will proved May 19,
1744. An advertisement in the SC Gazette for April 23, 1744 announcing a
public auction of the lands and property of the late William Tilly is signed by
Paul Grimbill (sic), Joshua GRIMBALL, Isaac GRIMBALL and John JENKINS.
1750: Isaac witnessed the will of Joseph Sealey dated July 24th.

1751: Isaac GRIMBALL is listed as both grand and Petit juror for St.
Helena/ Port Royal.

1752: Benjamin D'Harriet witnessed the will of Isaac GRIMBALL dated
February 4th.

1755: Rebecca GRIMBALL, Isaac's second wife, witnessed the will of
Charles Jones dated March 3rd, and is mentioned in the will of Martha

1764: Rebecca bought 94 acres from William and Tabitha Sealy May 12th,
bounding on the lands of John, Joseph and Samuel Sealy, part of the
original Odingsel grant. On October 10, 1764, she bought an additional 100
acres from John Sealy adjoining this land which was on a branch of the
Port Royal River.

1768: Rebecca’s estate was assessed quit rent and sold to Thomas Searson.

4. Providence GRIMBALL (1738-1806)

Birth: 29 AUG 1738
Death: BEF. MAR 1806
Father: Isaac GRIMBALL b: 30 JUL 1709
Mother: Elizabeth PEMBERTON
Married 1 (1758) III. John JENKINS (c. 1736 - c. 1764) son of William JENKINS.
She was his second wife. John and Providence lived on Edisto where
he had a 570 acre plantation. Married: ABT. 1760.
IV. John JENKINS b: 1761 on Edisto Island, d. Aug 8, 1799
Isaac GRIMBALL JENKINS b: JUL 1762 in Saint Helena, d. Oct 18, 1794

Married 2 (c. 1765) Christopher JENKINS , Jr (July 9, 1738 St. Helena Parish –
1774 St. Helena Parish) son of Christopher and Ann JENKINS, a cousin of
Providence's first husband John.

Married 3 (1775) Samuel Eaton

Married 4 Abraham Bush (d. 1788, will dated May 12, 1788, proved June
26, 1788) of Edisto Island. His will names son-in-law John JENKINS and
Niece Elizabeth Mikell. Abraham witnessed the will of William JENKINS
dated 2/6/1758. There was an Abraham Bush who served as a sergeant-major
under Col. Richard Hampton in the Organeburg Regiment during 1781.
Afterward he was promoted to adjutant. Providence Bush is on the 1790
census with a household of 2 females and owning 35 slaves.

IV. JOHN JENKINS (1761-1799)

Birth: 1761 in Edisto Island, SC
Death: 8 AUG 1799 in Edisto Island, SC
Father: John JENKINS b: 1736 in SC
Mother: Providence GRIMBALL b: 29 AUG 1738
Marriage 1 Martha SEABROOK b: 2 August/1767 in SC., died September 10, 1809
Married: 1784

Robert SEABROOK JENKINS b: 1785 in SC
V. Dr. William SEABROOK JENKINS b: 19 FEB 1789 in Wadmalaw Island, SC
Martha SEABROOK JENKINS b: 23 SEP 1791


1784: Married Martha SEABROOK, the only daughter of Robert (c. 1726-1775)
and Mary SEABROOK.

1790: John is listed on the 1790 census as having a household of
himself, 3 males under 16 and 2 females. He owned 40 slaves. He deeded
to his brother Isaac 236 acres on Edisto. John and Isaac are mentioned
in the will of their uncle John GRIMBALL and in that of their stepfather
Abraham Bush. In his will, Abraham Bush refers to John as his “son-in-law”
rather than stepson as was the practice in those days.

1791: There was a John JENKINS who is listed in the January 10th State
Gazette of South Carolina for failure to appear for jury duty in
November 1790 at Coosawhatchie. According to the South Carolina Historical
Magazine this was fairly common. Many preferred to pay the fine than suffer
the discomforts of jury duty with no financial compensation for service.
There were two John JENKINS in the St. Helena’s area at this time: this
man and John (d. 1813), son of Joseph and Phoebe (Chaplin) JENKINS.

1799: John JENKINS, Jr. died intestate; stone lists ages as 58 years, but
other accounts indicate his age as 38 years. Maybe the stone was misread.

1. Robert SEABROOK (1652-1710)

Birth: 1652 in Dunstable, Bedford, Eng
Death: 7 DEC 1710 in Charles Towne, Colleton, SC
Marriage 1 SARAH b: 1659 in Charleston, SC
Martha SEABROOK b: ABT. 1690 in Charleston, SC
Thomas SEABROOK b: 1691 in Charleston, SC
Anne SEABROOK b: 1693 in Charleston, SC
Benjamin SEABROOK b: 1697 in Charleston, SC
Robert SEABROOK b: ABT. 1699 in SC
2. Joseph SEABROOK b: 1700 in Colleton, SC

1701: Robert SEABROOK deed
Plan showing triangular 160 acre piece of land on the northeast side of
Ashepoe River beyond the wet swamps on the each side of the river.

Whereas his Excellency John Earle of Bath, Palatine George Lord
Carterett John Colleton, Bar. ,Thomas Ann and William Grey George, Esq. ---
Earle and Proprietor of the Province of Carolina, by their Commission
under their Hands and Seals bearing Date the Sixteenth day of August Anno
D. 1698, Have Empowered us, the honorable Joseph Blake, Esq., one of ye
true and absolute Lords and Proprietors of Province of Carolina and
late Governor of South Carolina, James Moore, Esq. Present Governor
Landgrave, Joseph Moore Landgrave, Edmond Balinger, Col. James Daniel,
and Joseph Ely, Esq., or any three of us in the Absence of ye said Joseph
Blake, to Sell and Grant Lands. We whose names are hereunder written Do
for and in Consideration of ye full and true sum of Thirteen pounds and
Four shillings of ye Lords Prop. receiver paid, Give or Grant Lands unto
Robert SEABROOKe, Gent., a Plantation containing Six Hundred & Sixty
acres of land, English measure, now in Possession of said Robert SEABROOKe,
situate and lying in Colleton County & butting & bounding as appears
in the Plan shown hereunder annexed; To have and to hold the said
Plantation of ye said Robert SEABROOKe his heirs and assignees in free or
common acreage with Priviledges of hawking, hunting, fishing or fowling
within ye bounds of ye lands with all ways and means of any manner;
Except all mineral burries of gems and precious stones, and one sixth part
of mines after the land is digged & worked, or one tenth part of said
minerals refined; Yielding & Paying therefore in ye Lords Prop. to their
heirs and Assignees or to their receiver by them or the Major part of
their appointed, and annualized on every first day of December which
shall be after the first day of December Anno D. 1701, the Sum of Five

Shillings & Six pence - Current money in lieu of and for a penance
services; Due to ye Lords Prop. or at such places as shall be appointed, by
the Direction of an Act Entitled An Act to Ascertain the Price of Land
for the Conveyances and for ye manner of recovering of rents for Land and
the Prices of ye several Commodities the same may be paid in. Given
under the Great Seale appointed for the purpose at Charles Towne this
Eleventh Day of October Anno D. 1701

Edm. Balinger Ja: Moore [sig.

------------------------------------------ Seal attached

2. Joseph SEABROOK (1700-1743)

Birth: 1700 in Colleton, SC
Death: 1743 in Edisto Island, SC
Father: Robert SEABROOK b: 1652 in Dunstable, Bedford, Eng
Mother: SARAH b: 1659 in Charleston, SC
Marriage 1 Elizabeth WHITMARSH b: in Colleton, SC
Married: ABT. 1726 in Colleton, SC
Joseph SEABROOK b: 1720 in Edisto Island, SC
Benjamin SEABROOK b: ABT. 1723 in Colleton, SC
3. Robert SEABROOK b: ABT. 1726 in Colleton, SC
John SEABROOK b: 1731 in Colleton, SC

3. Robert SEABROOK (1726-1775)

Birth: ABT. 1726 in Colleton, SC
Death: 1775 in Edisto Island, SC
Father: Joseph SEABROOK b: 1700 in Colleton, SC
Mother: Elizabeth WHITMARSH b: in Colleton, SC
Marriage 1 MARY
4. Martha SEABROOK b: 2 AUG 1767 in SC

4. Martha SEABROOK (1767-1809)

Birth: 2 AUG 1767 in SC
Death: 10 SEP 1809 in SC
Father: Robert SEABROOK b: ABT. 1726 in Colleton, SC
Mother: MARY
Marriage 1 John JENKINS , Jr b: 1761 in Edisto Island, SC
Married: 1784
Robert SEABROOK JENKINS b: 1785 in SC
V. Dr. William SEABROOK JENKINS b: 19 FEB 1789 in Wadmalaw Island, SC
Martha SEABROOK JENKINS b: 23 SEP 1791

1. John WHITMARSH (1680-1723)

Birth: ABT. 1680
Death: 1723 in St. Pauls Parish, Colleton, SC
Marriage 1 Mary BOWER
Married: in Granville, SC
2. Elizabeth WHITMARSH b: in Colleton, SC

2. Elizabeth WHITMARSH

Birth: in Colleton, SC
Death: in Edisto Island, SC
Father: John WHITMARSH b: ABT. 1680
Mother: Mary BOWER
Marriage 1 Joseph SEABROOK b: 1700 in Colleton, SC
Married: ABT. 1726 in Colleton, SC
Joseph SEABROOK b: 1720 in Edisto Island, SC
Benjamin SEABROOK b: ABT. 1723 in Colleton, SC
Robert SEABROOK b: ABT. 1726 in Colleton, SC
John SEABROOK b: 1731 in Colleton, SC

V. Dr. William SEABROOK JENKINS (1789-1814)

Birth: 19 FEB 1789 in Wadmalaw Island, SC
Death: 15 AUG 1814 in Charleston, age 25 years, 5 months, 27 days .
Buried behind Circular Church in Charleston.
Father: John JENKINS, Jr b: 1761 on Edisto Island, SC
Mother: Martha SEABROOK b: 2 AUG 1767 in SC

Marriage 1 to Martha Martin OGIER b: 27 FEB 1788 in Charleston, SC.
d: March 17, 1811. Buried behind Circular Church in Charleston, age 22 years, 18 days.
Daughter of Louis (b 1753) and Susanna (Martin) (1764-1827) OGIER of Charleston
and Pendleton, SC
Married: ABT. 1807
Susan Martin JENKINS b: 1810 in Charleston, SC.
Married, November 4, 1834, George Thomas Anderson of Pendleton.

Marriage 2 to Jane Keith OGIER b: 1798 in Charleston, SC
Married: JAN 15, 1814 in Charleston, SC
Also a daughter of Louis (b 1753) and Susanna (Martin) (1764-1827) OGIER
of Charleston and Pendleton, SC
VI. Dr. William Lewis JENKINS (9/12/1814 - aft. 1880)
William was a physician who practiced in Pendleton, SC


The Viking Age saw the Nordic Sea-Peoples of Scandinavia, called "Vikings",
also "Varangians", or "North-Men" [= "Normans"], that is, the Norse, who
were Danes, Norwegians, and Swedes, roving about the high seas in their
dragon-ships as pirates traveling long distances in search of booty and
plunder. The seas swarmed with these seafaring marauders from Scandinavia
who terrorized Europe for roughly three hundred years attacking
unexpectedly without warning, looting, pillaging, and burning villages
and towns and massacring their inhabitants.

The first recorded Viking raid on England took place in Year 789. There
had been earlier raids we know of from legends however this was the
first historical one. This event signals the start of the Viking Age. It
was the beginning of a long protracted struggle between the Vikings and
the Anglo-Saxons. The Vikings attacked England first, then Scotland and
its Northern and Western Islands, then Wales, and Ireland, as well as
France. The leader of these early Viking raids was OGIER "The Dane", a
scion of the Scyldings of Denmark, who, from his pirate fort at Scapa
Flow in the Orkney Islands, sailed the seas with his followers, called
"North-Men" or "Normans", whom he recruited from all over Scandinavia,
and made raids on the British Isles and other lands. Legend says that
OGIER "The Dane" as a teenager was a hostage at Charlemagne's Court. There
are varying stories about how he came to be there. OGIER was favored by
Charlemagne, and accompanied him on his campaigns. OGIER as a young man
fought under Charlemagne as one of his captains, and became one of
Charlemagne's paladins. Charlemagne freed OGIER for his service, and gave
him permission to return to his homeland. OGIER attracted a band of
followers in Denmark, and became the leader of a gang of Viking pirates.
OGIER, over the next few years, made raids on the British Isles which are
unrecorded in history and are known only from legends. It was during
this period that OGIER kidnapped the wife and son of a British king. He
married the wife, and adopted her son, Baldwin, as his step-son. OGIER
later returned to France with his band of followers and took service
under Charlemagne as mercenaries in his hire. It was during this period
that OGIER won his epic victory over invading Saracens, which is told in
the French epic "Les Enfances OGIER". The situation changed when
OGIER's step-son, Baldwin, was murdered by Charlemagne's son, Prince Charles
(Charlot), over a chess game that Baldwin won. The French crown-prince
became angry that he had lost the game and slew Baldwin for deriding
him. OGIER, outraged at the murder, drew his sword, called "Curtana",
against Charlemagne's son in revenge, however, according to myth, warned
by a voice from Heaven to show mercy, spared him. A feud ensued between
OGIER and Charlemagne, and OGIER took his men and joined the service of
Desiderius (Didier), King of the Lombards [Italy], with whom Charlemagne was

then warring. The war went against Desiderius, and he was defeated by
Charlemagne who conquered his kingdom (774). OGIER was captured after the
battle and brought before Charlemagne. He refused all offers of reconciliation,
and Charlemagne put him in prison. OGIER, however, escaped and made his
way back home to Denmark where he raised another war-band and began
making raids on France in addition to Britain and Ireland which prompted
Charlemagne to create a coast-guard to fend off his attacks. OGIER now totally
gave himself over to the life of a Viking. He landed on the southern coast
of England at Portland in Dorset in 789 with three boatloads of "North-Men".
There they were met by some local officials who fatally mistook them for
merchants. The Vikings slew the English officials, and proceeded to sack,
thieve, and loot several towns in Southern England before returning to
their ships. Some versions of the "ASC" say that the Vikings came from
"Herethaland" which is either Hardeland in Denmark or Hordaland in Norway,
however, other versions do not mention their place of origin which leads
scholars to speculate that this is a later insertion. The insertion may have
been added as a learned guess, since the center of his father's Danish
sub-kingdom was Hardeland in Denmark. OGIER and his followers then sailed
up the Thames and despoiled London and made raids in the English midlands.
After that, they made raids in Northern England but withdrew in the
face of native resistance which was just then getting organized by the
English nation to combat the Viking menace. In 792 the Vikings struck
again in England, and, in the following years they began attacking
unexpectedly with increasing frequency and more reckless ferocity,
so that the calamitous assaults suffered by the English people came to be
unbearable. The Vikings were fierce and blood-thirsty, and abominably savage.
The Vikings under OGIER "The Dane" looted and burned monasteries in England,
Scotland, and Ireland, 793, 794, and 795, seizing their treasures and killing
their monks. No place was safe from their attacks. They were the "terrorists"
of their time. In 793 OGIER looted the famous monastery at Lindisfarne in England.
In 794 OGIER and his gang of cut-throats converged upon the Orkneys Islands and
massacred all of its native Pictish inhabitants in a butchery of epic proportions,
and established their pirate fort at Scapa Flow which became their permanent
base. The native language of the Orkneys disappeared along with its native
inhabitants at this time, and the Orkneys remained "Viking" throughout
the medieval era. In 795 OGIER harried the Scottish coasts, and looted
another famous monastery, the one at Iona in Scotland founded by St.
Columba. He raided the monastery at Iona a second time in 802, and
following a third attack in 806 its resident abbot and monks relocated to
Kells in Ireland and left Iona abandoned for more than a century. The
Vikings under OGIER raided the Sudreys [the Hebrides] off Western Scotland
in 795, and laid waste to the Isle of Skye. From there OGIER and his
men swept into the Irish Sea and landed in Glamorgan, South Wales, and
foraged about the countryside until driven out by local Welsh kings.
OGIER then with his raiders crossed over the sea to Ireland and began

assailing its coasts. The attack on Rathlin, north of Dublin, in 795,
was the first recorded Viking raid on Ireland. OGIER "THE DANE" (HOLGER
"DANSKE") increased his attacks on England after King Offa's death in 796
and occupied York and founded a short-lived Viking-state called the "Danelaw".
He was even crowned by Eanbald II [his chaplain, who took the name of his English
predecessor], whom he installed as Arch-Bishop of York to replace Eanbald I, whom
he expelled that year. Tradition makes OGIER "THE DANE" a "King of England".
It was sort of a restoration since OGIER "The Dane" was a descendant of Havelock
"The Dane", a Danish prince, who reigned as "King of England" 560-565. In
798 OGIER raided Scotland again, ravaged the Isle of Man, returned to
Ireland and rustled the cattle-tribute which the Irish sub-kings paid to
the Irish High-King every year. In another incursion into Wales that
year, OGIER reeked havoc until driven out by the Mercians. In 799 OGIER
attacked France, landed in Aquitaine, but was repelled by its duke. He and
his men attacked the Netherlands in 800. And, in 801, OGIER attacked France
again, landed in Neustrie [Normandy], and terrorized the countryside
until driven out by Charlemagne. OGIER suffered a major defeat in England
in 802 fighting the Mercian King Cenwulf, who overran the Viking
settlement in England and expelled the Viking colonists from the country.
The Viking-state in England, that is, the "Danelaw", dissolved at this
time, yet was later revived under OGIER's heirs. OGIER, after the debacle, set
out with his men on a five years' odyssey that took them to far and exotic places.
OGIER made raids in Spain, Morocco, and Sicily, and on numerous Mediterranean
towns and cities. OGIER in his exploits journeyed east and visited Constantinople,
where he and his men may have briefly hired themselves out to the eastern
emperor as mercenaries and may have served him as his bodyguards. There
is a legend that OGIER, after hearing about the great wealth of Ethiopia,
attacked that country and plundered its cities. He and his war-band of Viking
bandits looted their way east as far as India. OGIER renewed his attacks
on the British Isles upon returning west. He made raids in England in
807, in Scotland in 808, and in Wales in 809. His sons, Sveide, Othger,
and Svavar, now appear accompanying their father on all of his raids. The
Vikings under OGIER made raids in Ireland throughout Ulster, Connaught, and
Munster, in 811, 812, and 813. He sacked Cork in 811, appeared in the Owles
of Mayo and in Connemara in 812, and raided as far south as Kerry in 813.
OGIER returned to France, suffered another defeat this time at the hands
of Charlemagne, and was captured after the battle. The story of his
reconciliation with Charlemagne is told in the French epic "La Chevalerie
OGIER de Danemarche." OGIER, upon Charlemagne's death in 814, according
to legend, married Adelaide, called Charlemagne's widow, but who was
actually one of Charlemagne's former mistresses, and, thereupon retired
from the life of a Viking and settled down with his new bride. The viking
raids however continued with increasing fury under OGIER's sons, who, after
some quarreling among themselves, split-up and became the leaders of separate
viking groups. OGIER died three years later in 817. The adventures of

OGIER are told in the French epic "Chansons de Geste" as well as in many
Danish stories, ballads, and legends. The Vikings under the sons and
descendants of OGIER "The Dane" made raids all over Europe, the Near East,
and Northern Africa. They sailed the North Sea, the Mediterranean, and the
North Atlantic. The Vikings even came to America, for in 967 the Viking-leader
Ullman, one of OGIER's descendants, was the guest of the native Indian king
Topiltzin, who was then presiding over a "Golden Age" of Classical Mexico.

Ancestry & descendants of OGIER "The Dane" (Holger "Danske")

01. Ecgwela, a Danish king, scion of the Scyldings of Denmark, begot
02. Ecgdjof, a Danish king, married the sister of Hygelac, King of the Getae (Geats), begot
03. BEOWULF (ELFHERE), called "King of England" Year 541, d543, married
Freawaru, a Danish princess, begot
04. Valdar "The Dane", married Hilde, a Vandal princess, begot
05. HAVELOCK "THE DANE", called "King of England" 560-565, married
Goldborough, the English heiress, begot
06. Endill, who begot
07. Iokull, who begot
08. Snaer "Gamli", the father of
09. Thorir, who begot
10. Gor [had a brother, Nor, the ancestor of a line of Norse kings] begot
11. Heiti [had a brother, Beiti, the ancestor of another line of Scandinavian kings] begot
12. Gotte [or, Gotto, name corrupted by medieval romance into Godfroi/Geoffrey/
Godfred], called "a Danish king", probably King of Hardeland, was the father of
13. OGIER "THE DANE" called "King of England" 796-802 (d817)
1) Gertrude, daughter of the Count of Meaux, mother of Autchar
2) Belicene, wife of a British king, mother of Baldwin
3) Astritha, a Viking princess, daughter of King Godfrey of Denmark,
the mother of Sveide "The Viking" [see # 14], Othger, & Svavar
4) Clarissa, mother of Vatnar
5) Adelaide, widow [mistress] of Charlemagne, mother of Meurvin
14. Sveide "The Viking" (d832), son by 3rd wife, begot
15. Halfdan "Gamle" (d851), son, begot
16. Ivar "Oplaendinge" married sister of Hogni, Earl of the Norwegian Uplands, begot
17. Eystein "Glumra" (d879), married Aseda, the Norwegian heiress, begot
18. Rognald, Earl of More, 1st Earl of The Orkneys 875, d894, begot
19. Rollo (Hrolf "Ganger"), 1st Duke of Normandy 911, d932, begot
20. William "Long-Sword" Duke of Normandy (d.942/3), begot
21. Richard "The Fearless" Duke of Normandy (d.996), begot
22. Richard "The Good" Duke of Normandy (d.1027), begot
23. Robert "The Devil" Duke of Normandy (d.1035), begot
24. WILLIAM "THE CONQUEROR," King of England 1066,
eleventh in descent from OGIER "THE DANE"

1. Pierre OGIER (1655-1698)

Birth: 1655 in Sigourais, Poitou, France
Death: ABT. 1698

Marriage 1 Jeanne Bernardin b: ABT. 1660 in Moncoutant, Poitou, France
Married: ABT. 1677
Moise OGIER b: ABT. 1678
2. PIERRE OGIER b: ABT. 1680 in Sigourais, Poitou, France
Daniel OGIER b: 1683 in Sigournais, France
Jeanne OGIER b: 1684 in Sigournais, France
Louise OGIER b: 1689 in Chassay L'Eglise, France
Pierre Abraham OGIER b: 1690 in Chassay L'Eglise, France
Jean OGIER b: 1691 in Chassay L'Eglise, France
Aimee OGIER b: 1692 in Chassay L'Eglise, France
Andre OGIER b: 1695 in Chassay L'Eglise, France
Elizabeth OGIER b: 1697 in Chassay L'Eglise, France
Marie OGIER b: 1698 in Chassay L'Eglise, France
Perrian OGIER
Paillet OGIER

2. Pierre (Peter) OGIER (1680-1740)

Birth: ABT. 1680 in Sigourais, Poitou, France
Death: Dec 1740 in London
Father: Pierre OGIER b: 1655 in Sigourais, Poitou, France
Mother: Jeanne Bernardin b: ABT. 1660 in Moncoutant, Poitou, France

Marriage 1 Catherine Rabaud b: 1688 in Moncoutant, Poitou, France
Death: 1744 in Newgate, London
Married: ABT. 1710 in Moncoutant, Poitou, France
Pierre OGIER b: 1711 in Moncoutant, Poitou, France
Jeanne OGIER b: 1713 in Moncoutant, Poitou, France
Francois OGIER b: 1714 in Moncoutant, Poitou, France
Thomas Abraham OGIER b: 1716 in Moncoutant, Poitou, France
Francoise Catherine OGIER b: 1718 in Moncoutant, Poitou, France
Marie Renee OGIER b: 1719 in Moncoutant, Poitou, France
Jean OGIER b: 1723 in Moncoutant, Poitou, France
3. LOUIS OGIER b: 16 Jul 1726 in Moncoutant, Poitou, France
Louisa Perrine OGIER b: 1729 in Moncoutant, Poitou, France


The house of Pierre (Peter) OGIER (b. 1680):

In Soho, Westminster and particularly in Spitalfields, where by 1700 the
Huguenot community was said to number 23,000, worshipping in nine Huguenot
churches. In the streets, it became more usual to hear French spoken than
English. Most of the Huguenots were weavers, poor people forced to leave
everything behind them. They went to work for more prosperous master weavers,
also Huguenots, who built themselves fine houses along Spitalfields' narrow
streets - such as the one which today houses the Museum of Immigration
at 19 Princelet Street, off Brick Lane - where they planted dahlias and
tulips in their gardens and kept pigeons and songbirds. Built in 1719, the
small house was originally home to master silk weaver Peter OGIER and his
family, Huguenots fleeing persectution in France. Huguenots, or French
Protestants, were the first foreigners to move into the neighborhood, in the
late 17th century. At the height of its prosperity, Spitalfields, by
now one of the greatest weaving centres of Europe, had 12,000 looms, its
weavers working in attic rooms,lit by especially enlarged long windows. Peter
OGIER, a silk merchant among the 50,000 or so Huguenots fleeing religious
persecution by Louis XIV, and his family were the first to occupy 19
Princelet Street in 1719. The master silk weaver's home has remained nearly
unchanged since then, even the original kitchen sink is still in place. The OGIER
family's kitchen and living quarters give an idea of 18th-century domestic life.
it retains its 19th-century chandeliers and an elegant balcony. Monsieur OGIER,
master weaver, and his family brought with them skills as clockmakers and glass
blowers, gunsmiths and engravers. They made wigs, wove tapestries and printed calico,
and started a felt hat industry. the silk weaving trade of OGIER prospered mightily.
One of the most successful silkweaving families of Spitalfields was the OGIERs,
several of whom where Directors of the French Hospital. One branch, headed by the
Master Weaver, Peter OGIER, whose portrait hangs at La Providence. The house
at 19 Princelet Street is today the Spitalfields Centre and is being developed as a
national museum of immigration. Officers of the Huguenot Society and the French
Hospital have been closely involved from the outset and, in their private capacities,
support the Friends of the Spitalfields Centre, which is seeking to widen its
membership. Information from: The Spitalfields Centre, 19 Princelet Street,
London E1 6QH. E-mail:

The house of Pierre (Peter) OGIER (b: 1711):

Once one of Spitalfield’s smartest address, 37 Spital Square, now the offices of
SPAB (The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings). Dating from around
1740, this richly panelled former Huguenot silk merchant’s house became the
headquarters of Britain’s oldest heritage charity after it was rescued from
dereliction in the 1980s. SPAB is the largest, oldest and most technically
expert national pressure group fighting to save old buildings from decay,
demolition and damage, offering courses, publications and advice to help
professionals, homeowners and enthusiasts care for historic buildings.
37 Spital Square stands on the site of the twelfth century Augustinian
Priory and Hospital of St Mary. Archaeological excavations nearby have
revealed walls, column bases and hundreds of graveyard burials. In the
basement of number 37 visitors can still see a stone corbel from the priory
buildings. The probable builder or first occupier of the present 37 Spital
Square was Peter OGIER III, a Huguenot refugee like so many of the 18th
century inhabitants of Spitalfields. The OGIERs, a prominent and wealthy
French family, fled to England to escape religious persecution; they
settled in Spitalfields and prospered as silk merchants. In 1740 Peter
would have been in his late 20s and had probably just inherited following
his father’s death. This perhaps provided the finances needed for work to,
or the purchase of, 37 Spital Square. Peter OGIER appears to be the first
new occupier since 1699. Of the "quiet, unobtrusive, irregularly shaped
square" described in the 1840s, number 37 is the only Georgian building
remaining. However, newly vibrant Spitalfields is now one of the most
culturally diverse and exciting areas of London with the famous curry houses
of Brick Lane vying with shops, boutiques, galleries and market stalls to
attract visitors.

Spital Square was built to house a wealthy Huguenot silk weaver. The first
owner was the man who built it – Peter OGIER III, the scion of a rich French
Huguenot family. As a boy Peter was smuggled from France as a religious refugee.
His family settled in Spitalfields and prospered as a silk merchant. In 1740,
Peter was in his late twenties, and had probably just inherited the family fortune
following his father’s death. This could explain why he made the decision to
build such a substantial home. Beneath that home lay the remnants of the old
Augustinian hospital. The south transept of the Priory Church lies beneath what
is now number 37. The basement of the house also includes a stone corbel, probably
from the Priory, and the foundations are made from re-used medieval stonework.
A century later, an 1842 account mentions that “a large proportion of houses in
the square are inhabited by silk manufacturers”. By the latter half of the last
century, so much demolition and redevelopment had taken place that number 37 was
the only Georgian house left of the old Spital Square. SPAB took over the property
just in time, saving the building and carrying out extensive repairs
during the 1980s. Fitting then, that from this site the society now
oversees the saving and repair of similarly impressive architectural fabric
throughout the country.

NOTE: Princelet Street, Spital Square and Threadneedle Street are all
within a few blocks of each other in London.

3. Louis OGIER (1726-1780)

Birth: 16 Jul 1726 in Moncoutant, Poitou, France
Death: 8 Oct 1780 in Ashley River, Charlston, South Carolina, USA
Burial: St. Andrews Parish, South Carolina
Occupation: Silk Weaver and Merchant
Father: Pierre OGIER b: ABT. 1680 in Sigourais, Poitou, France
Mother: Catherine Rabaud b: 1688 in Moncoutant, Poitou, France

Name: Caterine Creuze
Birth: 12 Dec 1732 in London
Death: 17 Jul 1808 in Clapton, Middx.
Christening: 27 Dec 1732 Threadneedle Street French Church
Burial: 22 Jul 1808 Tomb 1641 south, St John's Church, Hackney
Father: Pierre-Francois Creuze b: 30 Jul 1690 in St. Symphorien,
Niort, Poitou, France
Mother: Elizabeth Giboreau b: ABT. 1704

Marriage 1 Caterine Creuze b: 12 Dec 1732 in London
Married: 18 Jul 1751 in St John's, Hackney
Jeanne OGIER b: 23 Apr 1752 in London
* 4. LOUIS OGIER b: 7 Jun 1753 in London
Francois OGIER b: 29 Apr 1754 in London
* Thomas OGIER b: 25 Apr 1755 in London
* Catherine OGIER b: 2 Jun 1756 in London
Sarah OGIER b: 29 Oct 1757 in London
* George OGIER b: 16 Nov 1758 in London
Jean OGIER b: 8 May 1760 in London
* Louisa OGIER b: 29 Jun 1761 in Stepney, Middx.
Elizabeth OGIER b: 24 Sep 1762 in London
* Charlotte OGIER b: 21 Feb 1764 On Threadneedle Street, London
* John OGIER b: 16 Aug 1765 in London
* Marie OGIER b: 8 Oct 1767 in Clapton, Middx.
* Pierre OGIER b: 21 May 1769 in London
Francois OGIER b: 5 Apr 1771 in London
Samuel OGIER b: 27 Jul 1773 in London

Nine (*) of these children along with Peter and Caterine came to the
shores of Carolina in January and February on 1774.

Emigrants from England Between January 15 and 23, 1774

Port of Emigration = London
Former Residence = London
Intended Port = Carolina
Destination = Carolina

Name Age Quality Account Purpose

George OGIER 15 Planter John Besnard As a Planter

Custom House London, 15th February 1774, Exd. John Tomkyns (Endorsed
"Sixth Week Account of the Emigration)

Emigrants from England Between February 20 and 27, 1774

Port of Emigration = London
Former Residence = London
Intended Port = Carolina
Destination = Union

Name Age Quality Account Purpose

Lewis OGIER 47 Weaver William Coombs To Settle
Catherine OGIER 40 Wife to Lewis OGIER William Coombs To Settle
Thomas OGIER 20 Silk Throwster William Coombs To Settle
Lewis OGIER 19 Silk Throwster William Coombs To Settle
Catherine OGIER 16 Spinster William Coombs To Settle
Lucy OGIER 13 Spinster William Coombs To Settle
Charlotte OGIER 9 Spinster William Coombs To Settle
John OGIER 8 School Boy William Coombs To Settle
Mary OGIER 6 Spinster William Coombs To Settle
Peter OGIER 5 School Boy William Coombs To Settle
Custom House London, 22nd April, 1774 Ex'd John Tomkyns (Endorsed The
Eleventh Week's Emigration Account)

4. Lewis (Louis) OGIER (1753-1820)

Birth: 7 Jun 1753 in London
Death: ABT. 1820 in Charleston
Christening: 18 Jun 1753 Threadneedle Street French Church
Burial: Circular Church in Charleston
Occupation: Cavalry Captain in the Revolutionary Army, Merchant,
Grocer, Factor
Father: Louis OGIER b: 16 Jul 1726 in Moncoutant, Poitou, France
Mother: Caterine Creuze b: 12 Dec 1732 in London
Marriage 1 TO Susanna Martin, b: 1764
Married: 8 Oct 1783 in Charleston, South Carolina
Susan OGIER b: 24 Aug 1784 in Charleston, South Carolina
Lewis OGIER b: 1785 in Charleston, South Carolina
Martha Martin OGIER b: 27 Feb 1788 in Charleston, South Carolina
Charlotte OGIER b: 22 Oct 1791 in Charleston, South Carolina
John Martin OGIER b: 8 Dec 1794 in Charleston, South Carolina
William OGIER b: 31 Oct 1796 in Charleston, South Carolina
5. Jane Keith OGIER b: 9 Apr 1798 in Charleston, South Carolina
Eliza Martin OGIER b: 21 Feb 1802 in Charleston, South Carolina


Lewis OGIER was a Cavalry Captain during the American Revolution:
Southern Campaign: Marion's Brigade: December 1780

In December, 1780, Francis Marion was promoted from colonel to
brigadier general by South Carolina Governor John Rutledge. The commission
had actually been promised on August 14, 1780, when both Marion and
Rutledge were in Maj. General Horatio Gates' camp. However, Marion did not
begin serving in that capacity until Rutledge notified the South Carolina
delegation to the Continental Congress on December 30, 1780.

Marion then went about organizing what would be known as Marion's
Brigade. Colonel Peter Horry commanded the mounted elements made up of
troops under Major. Lemuel Benson and Captains John Baxter, John Postell,
Daniel Conyers and James McCauley. Peter's brother, Lt. Colonel Hugh
Horry commanded the infantry elements with companies commanded by Major
John James and Captains John James, James Postell and James Witherspoon.
Colonel Hugh Ervin served as Marion's second-in-command, while CAPTAINS
John Milton, LEWIS OGIER and Thomas Elliott served as Aides de Camp.

5. Jane Keith OGIER (1798-?)

Birth: 9 Apr 1798 in Charleston, South Carolina
Father: Louis OGIER b: 7 Jun 1753 in London
Mother: Susanna Martin b: 1764
Marriage 1 William SEABROOK JENKINS b: 1789, 19 Jan 1814
VI. William Lewis JENKINS b: 12 Sep 1814 in South Carolina

Marriage 2 John Ferrel, 10 Feb 1829 in Charleston
Martha OGIER Ferrel b: ABT. 1830
Louis OGIER Ferrel b: ABT. 1832
John B. Ferrel b: ABT. 1834
Jane Keith Ferrel b: ABT. 1836
Charlotte M. Ferrel b: ABT. 1838

1. John Martin

Occupation: Clergyman
Marriage (1) Spouse Unknown
2. Susanna Martin b: 1764

2. Susanna Martin (1764-1827)

Birth: 1764
Death: 1827
Father: John Martin
Marriage 1 TO Louis OGIER b: 7 Jun 1753 in London
Married: 8 Oct 1783 in Charleston, South Carolina
Susan OGIER b: Aug 24, 1784 in Charleston, South Carolina
Lewis OGIER b: 1785 in Charleston, South Carolina
Martha Martin OGIER b: Feb 27, 1788 in Charleston, South Carolina
Charlotte OGIER b: Oct 22, 1791 in Charleston, South Carolina
John Martin OGIER b: Dec 8, 1794 in Charleston, South Carolina
William OGIER b: Oct 31, 1796 in Charleston, South Carolina
Jane Keith OGIER b: Apr 9, 1798 in Charleston, South Carolina
Eliza Martin OGIER b: Feb 21, 1802 in Charleston, South Carolina
VI. Dr. William Lewis JENKINS (1814-1887)

Birth: 12 SEP 1814 in Charleston, SC
Death: 31 AUG 1887. Buried at St. Pauls Episcopal Churchyard, Pendleton, SC.
Father: William SEABROOK JENKINS b: 19 FEB 1789 in Wadmalaw Island, SC
Mother: Jane Keith OGIER b: 1798 in Charleston, SC
Marriage 1 Jane Harvey GAILLARD b: 1 JUL 1812 in Charleston, SC
Married: 1838 in Pendleton, SC
VII. William GAILLARD JENKINS b: 30 APR 1840 in Pendleton, SC
Thomas OGIER JENKINS b: 20 APR 1842 in Pendleton, SC
Robert Maxwell JENKINS b: 1844 in Pendleton, SC
Henry H. JENKINS b: 29 SEP 1846 in Pendleton, SC
Florence A. JENKINS b: 10 JUN 1849 in Pendleton, SC
Mary J. JENKINS b: 1855 in SC

Marriage 2 Anna Rebecca GAILLARD b: 6 DEC 1828 in Charleston, SC
Married: 1857 in Pendleton, SC
Anna M. JENKINS b: 10 MAR 1861 in Pendleton, SC
John GAILLARD JENKINS b: 1863 in Pendleton, SC
Susan M. JENKINS b: 10 MAY 1866 in Pendleton, SC


1830- 1837: Student of Medicine, received degree at Medical College Of SC.
1837: Residence was 244 E. Cherry Street, Pendleton, SC.
1837-1887: Dr. JENKINS was a Physician in Pendleton, SC.
1842: Dr. W. L. JENKINS was Temperance Convention Delegate:

John Hastie, W. L. JENKINS, James Hamlin, G. T. Anderson, J. O. Lewis, J. W. Warley,
J. A. Shanklin, Thomas M. Sloan, Joseph Cox, Rev. M. Gambrell, E. D. Wood, L. N.
Gambrell, G. B. Telford, J. M. Cox, Josiah King, R. Breazeale, J. N. Whitner,
Rev. A. Rice, Rev. Samuel Fant, F. Rice, Rev. Thomas S. Daniel, Rev. Milton
Rowley, W. H. Ariall, Rev. Joseph Grisham, W. D. Steele, D. W. C. Tillotson, William
Collins, John Neville, W. S. Grisham. (The Permanent Temperance Documents Published
By The State Temperance Society, p. 406 Delegates to the State Temperance Convention
held at Greenville on August 8, 1842, p. 407 Pendleton Delegates)

1861-1865: Dr. William L. JENKINS was a regimental surgeon during the war.


Born: 19 Jul 1625
Marriage: 24 Feb 1664
Spouse: Esther Paparel
Simond GAILLARD (1664 - 1669)
2. Bartholomew GAILLARD (1667 - 1720)
John GAILLARD, Esquire (1669 - 1716)
Pierre GAILLARD (1671 - 1710)


1685: Louis XIV had revoked the Edict of Nantes which gave some religious freedom
to the Protestants. The Protestants fled. Such flight was illegal. Everybody was
supposed to stay home and be a Roman Catholic. They escaped disguised as peasants.
Some would never permit French to be spoken in their family so determined were they
to break the ties with the horrors of France. There is a story one of the friends
of the GAILLARDs was smuggled out in a wine cask. He was uncorked in England,
drunk and with a Bible in his hand. The GAILLARDs came from the middle class of
Languedoc. In America, they became prosperous, well educated and patriotic. There
is an interesting, if romanticized, account of the ante-bellum French settlements
of South Carolina in which some GAILLARDs lived, found in Historical Houses of
South Carolina by H.K. Leiding (J.B. Lippincott, 1921, p. 147-151).

1685: In October a land warrant was issued to Joachim GAILLARD "Jamestown
Precinct" for six hundred acres. Although a grant that size cannot be found in the records,
three grants of two hundred acres each, adjacent to one another on the Santee River,
were recorded January 18, 1688. They were made out to Jean Francois de Gignilliat.

1690: Judge James, in his Life of Marion, states: About seventeen years after the
first settlement of Carolina, in 1690, and a short time subsequently, between
seventy and eighty French families, fleeing from the bloody persecutions exerted
against them in their mother country, settled on the banks of the Santee. These
extended themselves at first only fromthe lower ferry at South Santee - Mazyck's
Ferry - about two miles below Wambaw Creek, in St. James Parish, to within a few
miles of Lenud's Ferry and back from the river into the Parish of St. Denis, called
the Orange Quarter. From this point, says Simms, they gradually spread themselves
out so as to embrace in partial settlement the spacious tract of country stretching
to the Winyaw on the one hand and the sources of Cooper river on the other, then
extending upwards into the interior, following the course of the Santee nearly to
the point where it loses its identity in receiving the descending streams of the
Wateree and Congaree.

1690: Hewitt, in his History of South Carolina, says: "In 1690 King William sent a
large body of Huguenots to Virginia. Some purchased land from the Proprietors of
Carolina, transported themselves and families to that quarter, and settled a colony
on the Santee river. They did not yet understand English.

On May 5, two hundred acres each were conveyed to Joachim GAILLARD and his sons,
Bartholomew and John. Peter would have been only around 14 in 1685. Simond had
died young. Bartholomew GAILLARD purchased Jamestown lots numbers 1 and 36.
John GAILLARD purchased Jamestown lot number 2. Peter GAILLARD purchased
Jamestown lot number 10. The Huguenots on the Santee had established residences
north of the river, within ten years of the supposed period of their first settlement in that
region of country. Although concurrent opinions have designated the year 1690 as that
in which a colony was first seated there, circumstances would indicate an earlier period.

1692: On record is an instrument of importance, drawn by Bartholomew GAILLARD,
vesting power of attorney given to his brother John, dated May 22d, 1692. It appears
that there were three brothers, all residents on the Santee, the name of the third being
Peter. We find also a warrant under the name and seal of James Colleton, Governor.

1696: The list of French and Swiss who desired to be naturalized in Carolina under
the Act of 1696 includes Joachim GAILLARD, the progenitor of the GAILLARD family
of South Carolina. Joachim was the son of Jean GAILLARD and Marie GAILLARD of
Montpellier in Languedoc, France. The area from which Joachim came is a fine
section of France: warm, sea-scented, full of vineyards and colorful things. The
inhabitants are small, sunbrowned and emotional. They speak with their eyes, their
hands, and they are excitable, cynical and friendly, a thoroughly delightful lot.
The area is still one in which the Protestant Church is prominent, which was why
the GAILLARDs left France to begin with. They were Huguenots, French Calvinists.

1708: Oldmixon, in his history of Carolina, published in 1708, remarks of Craven
County, that it is pretty well inhabited by English and French. Of the latter there
is a settlement on the Santee river. The English settlement embraced within the
Parish of St. Stephens, was designated as English Santee, while that below,
composed of Huguenots in the Parish of St. James, was called French Santee.


Father: Joachim GAILLARD
Mother: Esther Paparel
Bartholomew GAILLARD married Elizabeth (?) before 1705.
Frederick GAILLARD, b. 1705; d. 1741; m. ELIZABETH GUERRY in 1736.
3. Theodore GAILLARD b. 1710; d. March 7, 1781.
Helen "Eleanor" GAILLARD b. 1716
Alcimus GAILLARD, b. 1716; d. 1754.
Tacitus GAILLARD b. 1718; d. 1774.


1690: On May 5, two hundred acres each were conveyed to Joachim GAILLARD and
his sons Bartholomew and John. Bartholomew GAILLARD settled in the Parish of
St. James Santee near Charleston, South Carolina. He was given 4 land grants
with a total of 2500 acres of land.

Bartholomew GAILLARD surveyed Jamestown and purchased Jamestown lots numbers
1 and 36.

3. THEODORE GAILLARD (1710-1781)

Birth : Before 1710, Saint James Parish, Charleston County, South Carolina
Death : 7 Mar 1781, South Carolina
Father: GAILLARD, Bartholomew
Mother: Elizabeth (?)
Born Bef. 1710, and died 1781.
Married 1 Elizabeth Serre (1710-1754) on March 4, 1735, in South Carolina.
She was the daughter of Noe Serre and Catherine Challion.
JOHN GAILLARD, b. 1735; d. June 26, 1800.
Married Judith Peyre March 15, 1763.
THEODORE GAILLARD, b. September 03, 1737; d. May 26, 1805.
Married Ellinor Cordes on June 07, 1764.
SAMUEL GAILLARD, b. 1741; d. April 26, 1770.
ELIZABETH GAILLARD b. 1742. Married Job Marion December 14, 1762.
CATHERINE GAILLARD, b. November 17, 1744 in Frenchay, England;
Married Elias Ball on May 14, 1765, d. September 19, 1821.
4. CHARLES GAILLARD, b. May 23, 1745; d. March 12, 1807.
Married Anne Dupre September 13, 1770.

Married 2 LYDIA PEYRE (1720-1785), Lydia Peyre in 1753, the daughter of David
Peyre and Judith Boisseau.
DAVID GAILLARD, b. 1756; d. November 4, 1779;
Married Joanna DuBose; b. July 29, 1752.
PETER GAILLARD, b. 1757; d. 1833.
Married 1 Elizabeth Porcher on November 17, 1782.
Married 2 Anne Palmer in July, 1805.
Married 3 Mary Theus in 1808.
August 24, 1774; b. 1734.


1737: Theodore married Elizabeth Serre. Either her brother, Noe, or her father
was a Justice of the Peace in 1737.

The Serre family history is in the “South Carolina Historical and Genealogical
Magazine,” Volume XLIII, 1942, page 14, which states:
“As the Act of Naturalization (1696) records a “Noah Serre, weaver”, he was
probably bred to that trade. He was granted lot No. 190 in Charles Town, May 9,
1694, and it’s survey ordered March 3, 1695. Either for him or his son, Noe, the
Surveyor General was ordered to lay off 500 acres, August 27, 1701, and 200 acres
in Craven County, December 21, 1703. The second Noe was a planter on Santee,
perhaps the original owner of Hampton. His son, the third Noe, began the house
which passed to its present owners, the Rutledges, from their ancestor, Daniel
Horry, who received it as part of the dowry of his first wife, Judith Serre,
daughter of the builder. A daughter of one of the Noe Serres married Theodore,
son of Bartholomew GAILLARD. In brief, the weaver’s family rose to the top of
society in South Carolina.”

Hampton, the Serre plantation, near McClellanville, South Carolina is still standing.
Owned by the state of South Carolina, it serves as a museum. It is one of the oldest
and most interesting houses in the South. The original house, still standing, was
constructed by the Serres. Only the portico was added by the Rutledges. It is easy
enough to imagine how the house originally looked before the columns of the Greek
Revival craze were added. It was a large and dignified house of imposing simplicity,
a testimony to colonial taste and craftsmanship.

1756: Theodore GAILLARD, was a Justice of the Peace in South Carolina. A Justice of
the Peace at that time was rather of a district squire.

1757-1833: An account of Captain Peter GAILLARD

Captain Peter GAILLARD was born at the residence of his father, at Wambaw, St.James'
Parish, Santee, in the year 1757, being the youngest of a family of five sons and
three daughters. He and David were full brothers, his father having a second time
married after the birth of the first six children. Peter grew up to the age of ten
before he was placed at school, and I have heard him say he believed the rapid
progress he made was mainly owing to the shame and mortification he was subjected
to by finding boys much his juniors in age his superiors in learning; he soon took
a high stand in the school. When this school was discontinued, as there was a good
one near Milford, my grandfather's residence in St. Stephen's Parish, he, together
with Peter Robert, John Ball, and Francis Peyre, all cousins, were sent to that
school under the charge of their uncle, Isaac Dubose, who had five children
attending the school at the time, Isaac, David, Samuel, Catharine, and Joanna. After
finishing their academic course here, Peter GAILLARD and Samuel Dubose were sent to
Charleston as clerks in the store of Theodore GAILLARD, Peter's elder brother. Here
they continued until the war broke out. In consequence of the death of both David
and his wife Joanna Dubose, Peter became owner of the White Plains plantation, to
which he removed and lived with Samuel Dubose for some time as planters of indigo
in the swamp. In the progress of events the two friends separated. Samuel Dubose
taking side zealously with the Whigs, and the other remaining neutral. Most of the
friends of Peter GAILLARD warmly espoused the cause of the British government; and
the violence and uncompromising character of his father probably influenced the
son. Things remained so until the country got in the possession of the enemy. The
British general, Cornwallis, called into the field most of those who had taken
protection under his proclamation, and when a force was organized to hunt out Marion and his men on the Santee. Peter GAILLARD was appointed second in command.
General Marion, having ascertained the embodying and object of the party, suddenly
fell upon them at Black Mingo and dispersed them; this was the only occasion where
an active part was taken by Peter GAILLARD against his countrymen. His friends had
long known that he was lukewarm towards the cause he had espoused. After his
father's death Mr. GAILLARD wrote a letter to my father, to the effect that his
future services should be rendered for his country's success, and that if he
could adopt means to have him introduced to Marion and his brigade, he would
hold himself ready for any arrangement he could make, provided it involved no
mortifying or humiliating feelings. An interview was forthwith had with General
Marion, the subject opened, and the letter placed in his hands. The General
expressed heartfelt satisfaction at the announcement. He passed very warm
encomiums upon Peter GAILLARD's conduct at the battle of Black Mingo, stating
that owing to circumstances the command devolved upon Peter GAILLARD, who had
gallantly sustained himself, and that if he had met with support from his brother
officers the day would have been lost; Marion's force was the weakest, and he had
hoped for a surprise, which he failed to effect. The horses' feet on the bridge a
mile off apprised the sentinel of his approach, and allowed time for the enemy to
prepare for the battle. General Marion instructed my father to return his
congratulations, and to say that at and hour fixed upon he would advance with his
staff in front of his brigade, meet Mr. GAILLARD as a friend, and escort him into
camp. Policy dictated this, because Peter GAILLARD had in the camp many bitter foes.
The day after being fixed upon, my father, who was deputy brigade-major under Major
Keating Simons,left the camp, and returned with his friend at the point designated.
As soon as he was in sight, Marion advanced with his staff, met and cordially
greeted him, as did each of his family. The manner and the precautions taken
thoroughly quashed every symptom of discontent. Peter GAILLARD solicited and
received posts of peril and honor in quick succession. When Col. Cotes fired
Biggin Church and the large amount of stores contained in it, and attempted to
reach Charleston by Bonneau's Ferry, Peter GAILLARD was given a command to
check him at Watboo and at Huger's bridges and at Bonneau's Ferry ; this duty was
gallantly performed, and the advance of the enemy stopped at "Brabant," the
plantation of Bishop Smith. The Americans here came up, and Sumter, the senior
officer, contrary to the earnest advice of Marion, rushed into a battle which proved disastrous to the Americans. Mr. GAILLARD was afterwards under Charleston.
He also served under Col. John Laurens, was one of an advanced party to arrest the
British in their retreat to Chaleston, and witnessed the fall of Col. Laurens by
one of the last balls discharged in that war. After the war was over, Captain
GAILLARD married Elizabeth Porcher, daughter of Peter, of Peru (a plantation),
a lady to whom he had long been attached. Some unpleasant and annoying occurrences
he was fated to endure from a very few Whigs, who wanted magnanimity to cast a veil
over his first and youthful error. His subsequent course appeared to produce no
effect upon them. Death, however, in a few years, quieted everything. And no man
in any community, ever commanded in a greater degree the confidence and esteem of
his acquaintances, friends, and neighbors than did Captain GAILLARD. I will add in
corroboration, that in 1794, when the militia laws of the State were remodeled and
the whole system changed, all commissions vacated and new elections made. The
parish unanimously elected him captain, and this at a time when commissions were
more highly estimated than at present.

The disastrous ten years which preceded the introduction of cotton as a market
crop involved him, as it did others, in debt and distress. His record book, kept
with minute accuracy, states the fact, that in one of those years the entire crop
saved from one of those freshets was a few baskets of unmatured corn, which
required drying in the sun before it was fit for use. A family, and upwards of
one hundred slaves, had to be sustained without money; credit had to be obtained
from the more fortunate who planted on the Wateree or Congaree.

Captain GAILLARD purchased the Rocks in 1794, without funds,looking for nothing
more than to make bread for his dependents. Cotton had not been attempted as a
crop, and indigo did not pay for its cultivation. He settled the plantation in
1795, and made provisions. In the following year he attempted cotton, I believe
over one hundred acres, with unlooked-for success. On my return from school in
Camden, late in December, 1796, I called in to dine with his overseer, a friend
of mine, and saw, for the first time, the process of ginning and specking cotton.
A brilliant prospect now opened to the eyes of the desponding planters, fully to
be realized. The crop of 1799 or 1800 extricated him from debt. About twenty-two
years after, Captain GAILLARD divided his lands and negroes among eight children,
and retired in a green old age to enjoy as much of the world's happiness as is the
lot of man, and lived ten years after.

I never knew a better, a neater, or a more successful planter than Captain GAILLARD.
There was a completeness and finish, a compactness and uniformity about every thing,
that was pleasant to the eye. In a ride one day to "Lifeland," my grandfather, Peter
Sinkler, became the subject of conversation, and the captain thus expressed himself
about him as a planter. "If you will make him, Mr. Sinkler, the standard of a planter,
I have never known any other." I adopt and apply this opinion to him upon the maturest
consideration. There was a generosity that belonged to him that few possessed, and the
knowledge of which would be gratifying to his descendants. When a rapid accumulation
of funds in his factor's hands took place, his nephew and factor, Theodore GAILLARD,
Jr., borrowed of him a large sum of money, and mortgaged for its safety the
plantation now owned by Thos. Ashby Esq., and a number of negroes. After the
bankruptcy of Mr. GAILLARD, the mortgage foreclosed, the property sold for very
little to Captain GAILLARD, owing to a great blunder of one of the banks, which
held a younger mortgage. When the Captain found that half the purchase could
pay him the bona-fide debt, and leave thirty negroes, he generously made it over
to Theodore's children. When he married his second wife, he became entitled to her
property, but he never used one cent of it, but gave it all to her children,
returning even what she had used as his wife. In the twenty-three or twenty-four
years after Captain GAILLARD had paid his last debt, he paid for real property
$118,000; retaining for his own use upwards of $13,000 in stock, and dividing
among his children upwards of five hundred negroes.

1763: John married Judith PEYRE on 15 Mar 1763.

1805-1826: John's son, John, was also a senator. Born on 5 Sep 1765 Saint Stephen's
Parish, Charleston County, South Carolina; died in Washington, D. C., 26 February,
1826. He was elected to the United States senate in place of Pierce Butler,
resigned, and served from 31 January 1805, until his death. He voted for the war
of 1812, and was chosen, on account of the death of two vice-presidents, Clinton
and Gerry, during his term, to preside over the senate pro tempore in every
congress from the 11th to the 18th, inclusive. He thus filled the president's
chair for fourteen years. Thomas H. Benton, in his "Thirty Years' View," says:
" Urbane in his manners, amiable in temper, scrupulously impartial, uniting
absolute firmness of purpose with the greatest gentleness of manners--such were
the qualifications which commended him to the presidency of the senate. There was
probably not an instance of disorder or a disagreeable scene in the chamber during
his long-continued presidency. He classed democratically, but was as much the
favorite of one side of the house as of the other, and that in the high party times
of the war with Great Britain, which so much exasperated party spirit."

1766-1829: John's brother, Theodore GAILLARD (born on 6 Nov 1766 Saint Stephen's
Parish, Charleston County, South Carolina - died in 1829 , buried in Charleston,
Charleston County, South Carolina, Saint Phillip's Episcopal Churchyard) was a Judge.

1775–1783: John served in the Served In Revolutionary War. He had a residence in
Windsor Plantation, South Carolina.

1776: John was employed by Justice of the Peace in Craven County, South Carolina.

Senator John GAILLARD served as United States Senator from Saint Stephen in the
First and Second Provincial Congresses.

1781: Theodore GAILLARD’s will was dated March 16, 1781. He left property to his
second wife, Lydia, for life, then to the sons of his son, Charles. To son John,
the Wambaw plantation, 1450 acres. Leaves 1500 pounds for the education of his
grandsons, sons of his son, Charles. To son Peter, 50 Negroes, Land at St. Stephens
to son Peter. Rest of estate to John, Theodore, Jr. and daughter, Catherine.

1786: Theodore GAILLARD’s will was administered by Mr. Charles GAILLARD, his
son and planter, of the same parish, April 21, 1786.

Theodore GAILLARD, Jr., the brother of Charles, played an active part in
Revolutionary activities in South Carolina. He was a member of the Provincial
Assembly which ratified independence for South Carolina. The South in the
Building of the Nation, Volume II (Richmond, Va. 1909) under Senator John
GAILLARD, the U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1805-26, states:

“The GAILLARD family of South Carolina is of Huguenot descent, and began to
attain prominence about the time of the Revolution, in which all were patriots.”
To be fair, this is not quite the case. Tacitus GAILLARD, uncle of Charles and
Theodore, was a prominent planter, representative in the Assembly and a strong
Tory. He moved west in 1778 or 1779 “possibly because like other members of
his family his sympathies were with the Tories.” If Uncle Tacitus was a Tory,
the children of Theodore were not. Theodore, Jr. was making speeches for
independence in the Assembly. Charles was furnishing Negroes and supplies.
Sister Elizabeth GAILLARD had married Job Marion, the brother of General
Francis Marion, “the Swamp Fox.” The children of Theodore were wholeheartedly
committed to the Revolution. (S.C. Historical and Genealogical Magazine,”
Vol. 39, April 1938 p.79)

1790: By 1790 Saint James Santee Parish was no longer in Craven County. The 1790
Census shows John and Charles listed as being in Charleston District, St. James
Santee Parish with John owning between 100 and 200 slaves, an indication that he
was a successful planter.

1815-1859: Peter Cordes GAILLARD was a physician, born in Charleston, South
Carolina.29 August, 1815; died, 14 January 1859. His father was Theodore GAILLARD
(1787-1805). His mother, Rebecca Foster, was the daughter of Mrs. Brewton, who was
noted for her patriotism during the Revolution. Dr. GAILLARD was graduated at the
College of South Carolina, Columbia, in 1834, and at the medical College of the same name
in Charleston in 1837 (The same year that Dr. William Lewis JENKINS graduated) after
visiting Paris in the interval. He subsequently returned to the latter City, where he studied
his profession for several years. He then settled in Charleston and spent his life there. He
succeeded Dr. S. H. Dickson in 1858 as professor of medicine in South Carolina medical
College, and was also assistant editor of the "Charleston Medical Journal," and president
of the South Carolina medical society. He made a specialty of hygiene and sanitary science, and believed that yellow fever is imported and, to a certain extent, contagious.

4. CHARLES GAILLARD (1745-1807)

Birth : 23 May 1745 Saint James Santee, Berkeley County, South Carolina
Death : 12 Mar 1807 Saint James Santee, Berkeley County, South Carolina
Father: Theodore GAILLARD
Mother: Elizabeth Serre

Charles GAILLARD married Anne Dupre (April 17, 1754-1790) on Sep 13, 1770 in
Santee, South Carolina. She was born in Saint Thomas Parish and died in Saint
James Santee, South Carolina.
Archibald GAILLARD (Feruary 21, 1774 - Circa 1796)
He was born and died in Saint James Santee, South Carolina.
Anne Rebecca GAILLARD
Charles GAILLARD, Jr.
Lydia Catherine GAILLARD (June 6, 1778 - October 30, 1780)
She was born and died in Saint James Santee, South Carolina.
Samuel GAILLARD (August 7,1779 - ?)
He was born and died in Saint James Santee, South Carolina.
5. David GAILLARD (March 3, 1782 - 1831)
He was born in Saint James Santee, Berkeley County, South Carolina.
Catherine GAILLARD
Josias Dupre GAILLARD
Elizabeth Mary GAILLARD
Theodore G. GAILLARD


Charles GAILLARD Was A Planter in "Little Hell Hole" Swamp.

1685: The DuPre family is descended from Josias and Martha DuPre. Josias DuPre was
a Huguenot minister. When Louis XIV revoked the Edict of Nantes in 1685, the DuPre
family were among the Huguenots who fled France. They first went to Middleburg, a
Protestant city in the Netherlands. From there they made their way to England.

1686: The DuPre family arrived in South Carolina. They settled in the Orange
Quarter on the south bank of the East Branch of the Cooper River.

1692: Benjamin Simons (1672-1717 ) was born in the region of LaRochelle and the
Bay of Biscay. Orphaned early, he was adopted by his aunt, Martha DuPre, the wife
of Josias. When he was twenty years old, he married his first cousin, Mary Esther DuPre,
the daughter of his adopted parents, Josias and Martha DuPre, who also was his cousin.

1697: Josias DuPre and his sons, Cornelius and Josias, Jr. became citizens in 1697.

1697-1704: In the account of Orange Quarter, mention was made of the grants of
land in the vicinity to Benjamin Simons, the immigrant ancestor of the Dupre
family. These included 100 acres in 1697 and 350 acres in 1704 which are considered
to be part of Middleburg Plantation. A map prepared in 1913 by Judge H. A. M.
Smith and published in Volume 18 of The South Caronlina Historical Magazine
shows the lands along the Eastern Branch of the Cooper River, Middleburg is shown
on the River, next to Pompion Hill Church. East of it are Longwood Plantation (the l7th
Century Ponkin Hill Plantation), and a small part of Quenby; on the south are the
Club House tract, "The Camp" of Daniel Lesesne, and the Samuel Simons tract which
was originally granted to de la Motte; on the west are Camp Vere and a back end of
The Blessing. Until recent years Middleburg continued in the possession of
descendants of the builder. During the long ownership of Mrs. Edward von Siebold
Dingle, the Dingles made their home at Middleburg and Mr. Dingle achieved fame there
as a painter of Berkeley County birds.

1702: Josias, Sr. was granted land on the eastern branch of the Cooper River

1703: Josias, Sr. was granted an additional 730 acres.

1709: Grant of Land From The Lords Proprietors to Benjamin Simons on May 7th:

WHEREAS His Excellency William Lord Craven Palatine John Lord
Carteret Maurice Ashly Esqr. John Colleton Barrt. & the rest of the true &
absolute Lords & Proprietors of Carolina, By their Commission & under
their hands & seals bearing date this eighth day of March Anno Domini
170- [1704] Have empowered us the Right Honble Sr. William Johnson Knt.
Governor: of South & North Carolina The Honble Nicholas Trott Thos.
Broughton Robt. Gibbs Henry Noble & John Ashby Esqrs or any of them to give
and grant land whose names are hereunder written Do for an.d in
consideration of the Sum of seventy pounds current money to our Receiver
Genl in hand paid Give and Grant unto Benjamin Simmons a Plantaton
containing One Thousand acres of Land English Measure now in the possession of
the said Benjamin Simmons situate & lying in Berkley County and butting
& bounding as appears by a plot thereof hereunto annexed To Have and
Hold the said plantation to The said Benjamin Simmons his heirs and
assigns for Ever in Free and Common Soccage with the privilege of hawking
hunting fishing & fowling within bounds of the same with all woods and
trees & waters thereon standing & Growing or therein being or thereunto
by any manner of ways or means belonging or in any wise appertaining
wtsoever Except all Royal Mines & Quarrys of Gemms & precious stones & one
sixth part of all base mines after these same be Digged & washed & one
Tenth part of the Same when & after Refined he or they Yielding& Paying
therefor yearly to the Lords Proprietors their heirs or assigns or to
their Receivers by them or the Maj or part of them authorized on every
first of Xber after Xber 1709 after ye rate of Ten Shillings and or the
value thereof in such Commodities & at such prices as are ascertained
by Directions of an Act Entitled an Act to ascertain ye prices of Lands
& the forms of Conveyance & the manner for Recovery of Rents for Lands
& the prices of the Several Commodities the sums may be paid in Lieu of
& for all Manner of Service due to the Lords proprietor and Lords of
the Fee Given under the Great Seal appointed for that purpose at Charles
Town the seventh Day of May Anno Domini 1709 [endorsed]

The Lords Proprietors to Benjamin Simons}
Granted for 1000 acres of Land in Berkley County
Date 7 May 1709

[A memorial of Five Hundred acres of Land bequeathed to Samuel
Simons son of Benjamin Simons was entered in the auditor's office the 18th
day of April 1733]

Josias, Sr. was active on the vestry of St. Thomas and St. Denis Church and
signed a warrant to pay the salary of the schoolmaster, “tenne pounds.”

1721: Josias DuPre, Jr. was a Justice of the Peace for Berkeley County, appointed by
Governor Nicholson. Justices of the Peace were usually men of either property or

1731: Josias Jr. was a vestryman of Prince Frederick’s Episcopal Church.

Josias Jr. married Sara Garnier DuPre. They had, among other children, a son,
Josias Garnier DuPre. He married first, Ann(?), second, Sara Allston. He lived
in Prince Frederick’s Parish, and was clerk for the parish. His name appears
innumerable times in their Register Book, which has been reprinted by the
Colonial Dames.

1734: Josias Garnier DuPre was a pew holder in Prince Frederick’s Episcopal Church.
He had, among other children, a son, Josias DuPre, born in 1730, who married Ann
Mouzon. He also had a son, Lewis, who moved to North Carolina.

1747: The will of Josias Sr. was proved.

1764: Josias DuPre and Ann Mouzon DuPre had six children, including Anne and Lewis.
Josias died young on March 2, 1764, aged 34, and his wife remarried.

1770: Anne DuPre, their daughter, married Charles GAILLARD on September 13, 1770.

1762-1813: Lewis DuPre, 1762-1813, followed the tradition of the 18th century man,
thinker and inventor, and was part of the Golden Age of the South, in which liberal
ideas flourished, before the latter descent of the Orthodox Period. Lewis was Anne
DuPre's brother and was one of the most brilliant and colorful persons of his time.
He was also the uncle of David GAILLARD and Charles GAILLARD, Jr., the medical
evangelist, and the line of skilled intelligence and crusading compassion is evident.

Lewis DuPre invented pendulum screens, tinkered in mechanics, drew maps, and wrote
tracts against slavery and the use of animal food. Some of these tracts survive.
Even in the 18th century his views on slavery did not make him popular in South
Carolina and Charleston, although they tolerated him, but his vegetarian views
caused him to be regarded as something of an eccentric.

1763: Charles GAILLARD, Sr., planter of St. James Santee, married Anne DuPre
March 16, 1763.

1776: Charles GAILLARD, Jr., the father of Sara Holleman, was born in 1776,
a child of the Revolutionary year. He was raised on his father’s plantation in
the lowcountry at St. James Santee. The 1790 census shows his father owned 30
slaves. Charles, Jr. like his uncle, Lewis DuPre, was an early Charleston
crusader against slavery. However, Charles decided to become a physician.
It was as a physician that Charles, Jr. bought a farm and moved to the upcountry
to start his practice. There he was impressed with the suffering of the multitudes.
He was raised an Episcopalian, but touched by so much suffering he could not cure,
he became a Methodist preacher. He went from revival to revival until he caught
a fever from those he was nursing. He died in 1832. His son, Charles Lewis, was
also a medical evangelist in the upcountry, but progress had lessened the
suffering, so that he became primarily a preacher. Charles Lewis GAILLARD
was a well known Methodist preacher.

1790: Charles GAILLARD, Sr. served as a private in the militia of South Carolina
during the American Revolution and furnished Negroes for public works and
supplies for the troops. The 1790 census lists him as the owner of 30 slaves.

1806: Charles GAILLARD, Jr. who moved to upcountry South Carolina, married at
Georgetown, South Carolina on Feb.. 27, 1806, Mrs. Sara LaBorn, a widow of
Georgetown. (Marriage notice in “Charleston News and Courier,” Thursday,
March 6, 1806.) Charles and Sara GAILLARD had the following children: Anne,
Charles, Rebecca, Cornelius, and Sara. Anne was to marry Edmund Peyton Holleman,
Jr. and her sister, Sara, was to marry a brother, Joseph W. Holleman.

1812: Charles GAILLARD died. His son, Charles GAILLARD, Jr. moved to Old
Pendleton District, South Carolina. This is mentioned in the “Genealogical Table of the
GAILLARD Family” by Thomas GAILLARD of Mobile, Alabama, 1848, on file at the
State Archives in Columbia, and at the Huguenot Society at Charleston. However,
a more thorough history of the GAILLARD family in up-country South Carolina is
found in the History of Old Pendleton District and Genealogy of Leading Families
R. W Simpson 1913).

1813: The views of Lewis DuPre on slavery have been justified, and animal fat is now
know to be dangerous to one's health. The “Charleston Courier’ of January 4, 1813
carried this obituary. (He had died visiting the DuPres of North Carolina.) “Died,
Raleigh, N.C.: Lewis DuPre of Charleston, S.C., author of several tracts against
slavery and the use of animal food. His life was devoted to what he believed to be
the best interests of mankind.” It was a tongue in cheek tribute to an idealist whose
ideals they could not share. He was one of the most interesting men of his time and
area. Never marrying, he devoted himself to what he believed to be the best interests
of mankind.

The best history of the DuPres is found in an article entitled “Josias and Martha
DuPre and Some of Their Descendents in the January, 1970 “South Carolina Historical
Magazine.” (South Carolina Historical Magazine,” Vol. 71, No. 1, January, 60 1970,
Charleston, S.C. pages 46-60.)


Bk. 24 (1786-1783), p. 1081.
22 Oct. 1781. Will of Daniel Dupre, Parish of St. James, Santee, Planter.
Wife: Elizabeth - Negroes, Roger, Hannah, Bettey, Girl Hannah, John, Fellow Tom,
Molley and her two children, Ben, Bristol, May, Stepney, November, Grace, Dolly,
Rose, Harry. Horses, Mare Lydia, Rockingham, and Rhonoke house and kitchen
furniture, the house I now live in with 500 A. adjoining property I got by her.
Son: Samuel. Daughter: Mary Ann Dupre.
My loving wife, Elizabeth, my loving Son Samuel, and my Nephew Lewis Dupre.
Witnesses: Peter Guerin Daniel Dupre' (LS)
Alexander Chovin Mary Bell
Proved(by Virtue of a Dedimus from Charles Lining Esquire O. C. T D.) before Charles
GAILLARD Esq. July 30, 1792. At the same time qualified Elizabeth Dupre, Lewis
Dupre, and Samuel Dupre, Executrix and Executors.

Rec. Will Bk. B (1786-1793), p. 671.


Bk.-27 (1793-1800), p. 950.
25 Feb. 1795. Will of Samuel DuPre, of St. James Santee (parish) and State of
South Carolina.
Wife: (Unnamed)
Son: Daniel. Sister, Mary Ann Dupre.
Executors: Friends, Samuel Warren, Elias Horry, Thomas Satur Jerman.
Witnesses; Charles GAILLARD, Ezekiel Parramore, Samuel DuPre (LS), Childermas
Croft Jr Prov. Feb. 3, 1800. Rec. Will Bk. C (1793-1800, p. 642.
5. DAVID GAILLARD (1782-1831)

Birth : 3 Mar 1782 Saint James Santee, Berkeley County, South Carolina
Death : 1831
Father: Charles GAILLARD
Mother: Anne Dupre
Married Mary A. Cooper, daughter of THOMAS COOPER and JANE HARVEY.
Anne Dupre GAILLARD b. 1809; d. 1875.
6. Jane Harvey GAILLARD


Father: David GAILLARD
Mother: Mary A. Cooper
Married Dr. WILLIAM L. JENKINS in 1838.
VII. William GAILLARD JENKINS (April 30,1840 -?)
Born in Pendleton, South Carolina.
Thomas OGIER JENKINS (April 20,1842 -?)
Born in Pendleton, SC.
Robert Maxwell JENKINS (1844 -?)
Born in Pendleton, SC.
Henry H. JENKINS (September 29, 1846 -?)
Born in Pendleton, South Carolina.
Florence A. JENKINS (June 10, 1849 -?)
Born in Pendleton, South Carolina.
Mary J. JENKINS (1855 -?)
Born in South Carolina.

VII. William GAILLARD JENKINS (1840-1909)

Birth: 30 APR 1840 in Pendleton, SC
Death: 4 APR 1909
Father: William Lewis JENKINS b: 12 SEP 1814 in Charleston, SC
Mother: Jane Harvey GAILLARD b: 1 JUL 1812 in Charleston, SC

Married Sarah Boone MCBRYDE b: 1842 in China
Married: 1866
Thomas MCBRYDE JENKINS b: 1867 in SC
William GAILLARD JENKINS b: 1872 in SC
Lucy MCBRYDE JENKINS b: 1873 in SC
VIII. Joseph Wardlaw JENKINS b: 19 NOV 1874 in Pendleton, SC
Margaret Hoyt JENKINS b: 1876 in SC
William Smith JENKINS b: 11 DEC 1877
Lawrence Smith JENKINS b: 1878 in Pendleton, SC
Nannie Moreman JENKINS b: 1879 in SC


Sarah Graduated from Lucy Cobb College.

William was a Mason.

The first company organized at Pendleton, South Carolina, for service in the Confederate
Army, which afterwards became Company "I", of the Fourth Regiment of South Carolina
Volunteer Infantry, was commanded by Capt. Julius E. Shanklin, and was known as the
"Fort Hill Guards." Julius L. Shanklin. Captain; John C. Cherry, first lieutenant;
John W. Daniels, second lieutenant; Michael A. Belotte, third lieutenant; Gustavus
H. Symmes, orderly sergeant; Augustus J. Sitton, second sergeant; J. Waddill
Hillhouse, third sergeant; Richard W. Grubbs, fourth sergeant; Daniel Magill,
fifth sergeant; J. 0. Skelton, corporal; John A. Harris, corporal; T. Edward
Maxwell, corporal; William G. JENKINS, corporal; John M. Jolly, corporal. Both
Thomas and Robert also served in the Confederate Army.


The earlier Alexander LIVINGSTON of Callendar (the one who was Regent in 1437)
besides being father of James LIVINGSTON, the First 'Lord LIVINGSTON' of
Callendar and of Alexander LIVINGSTON of Phildes, was one of the sons of John
LIVINGSTON of Callendar House who was a son of William de LIVINGSTON (who
first was granted the lands of Callendar in 1346 or 1347 and cemented his
claim by marrying Sir Patrick de Callendar's daughter, Christine de Callendar)
who was son of William de LIVINGSTON who was son of Andrew de LIVINGSTON.
Andrew was the sheriff of Lanark in 1296 and a member of Parliament in that
year, as was his kinsman (possible brother Archibald de LIVINGSTON). The
Sheriff of Lanark was killed in 1297 while suppressing William Wallace's
(Braveheart) rebellion. It is assumed Andrew was still that sheriff in 1297.
Archibald became sheriff of Linlithgow in 1301.

The ancestors of Andrew and Archibald leave us with a gap of a generation or
two that cannot be tracked, so we have a gap before we get back to William de
LIVINGSTON, who was one of the sons of Thurstan de LIVINGSTON, who was
son of Leving (or Living) a Saxon who came to Scotland sometime around the Norman
Conquest. The names of Leving and Thurston appear on the charter of the church
of the village of LIVINGSTON, Scotland.

Alexander LIVINGSTON of Phildes' (he was hanged and beheaded on Castle Hill in
Edinburgh in January 1450 by King James II's orders during James' 45 day purge
of the LIVINGSTON family) son, Alexander LIVINGSTON of Dunipace's sons, David
and Alexander, inherited the lands of Bantaskine and Dunipace, in that order,
the second becoming Master Alexander LIVINGSTON of Dunipace and Phildes, the
first 'Lord Dunipace.'

In the 'Laird of Warrestoun' the 1600 ballad written about the execution in
Edinburgh of Jean LIVINGSTON (Lady Warrestoun), the daughter of John
LIVINGSTON (the younger), third 'Lord Dunipace', John is referred to as
'Great Dunipace'. John's father was John LIVINGSTON (the elder), second 'Lord
Dunipace', and son of Master Alexander LIVINGSTON of Dunipace and Phildes.
Jean's trial on murder charges (Her nurse and groom killed her abusive husband,
Sir John Kincaid, the Lord of Warrestoun) and the subsequent execution raised
quite a stir in Edinburgh and Scotland in her day due to her youth (21), great
beauty and repentance, as well as her majestic bearing while walking calmly to
her execution site - described in the Domestic Annals of Scotland as looking
like she was going to her wedding.

One of Jean's brothers was the David LIVINGSTON who inherited Dunipace from
John LIVINGSTON, the younger, Knight. David was a member of Parliament, was
named the Knight Banneret (or Baronet) of Nova Scotia and later the Knight
Baronet of LIVINGSTON - Dunipace. He was the fourth 'Lord Dunipace' and

seemingly spent this Knight baronet into bankruptcy. John is the leading
candidate for being the John LIVINGSTON who emigrated to Virginia - to become
John LIVINGSTON (1) of Poropotank Creek. Julian LIVINGSTON is convinced that
this is "our John" - facts supporting the theory including the use of a
Coronet Seal, the description of sounding like that of a LIVINGSTON Knight
Baronet's Seal by 'John LIVINGSTON, the elder' (John LIVINGSTON (2)) of
Virginia. Julian mentioned in his book that Dunipace was the only LIVINGSTON
Knight Baronet at the time that was gone, whose Seal would be unaccounted
for. Sir Robert Spotswood himself met an unexpected fate - finding his
fortunes suddenly reversed and himself tried on seemingly trumped up charges
with a conviction and execution - the lands of Dunipace then passing onward.
The passage from person to person is documented in the Scottish book, 'The
Lands and Lairds of Dunipace'.

Family Chart of early Scottish LIVINGSTONS

The earliest three generations of the LIVINGSTON family in Scotland are
shown below.

1. Leving de LIVINGSTON (a Saxon immigrant)
2. Thurstan de LIVINGSTON
3. William de LIVINGSTON - succeeded his father (Thurstan) to
ownership of the family properties, etc. in the year 1200. That succession
is the last record of the surname we can find until Andrew and Archibald
some 90 years later.
3. Alexander de LIVINGSTON
3. Henry de LIVINGSTON - married Marie de Scalebroc

In the year 1187, two of Thurstan de LIVINGSTON's sons (William de
LIVINGSTON and Alexander de LIVINGSTON) witnessed a charter on which
Thurston was involved. Thurstan de LIVINGSTON's third son, Henry de
LIVINGSTON did not witness this charter.

The last record of these early LIVINGSTONs is a charter around the year
1200. Then there is a gap of about 90 years before the surname surfaces in
records again - this time with two kinsmen, possibly brothers, namely:
Andrew de LIVINGSTON and Archibald de LIVINGSTON. Both were members of
Parliament in 1296.

Archibald was Sheriff of Linlithgow by 1301 and had his own castle by 1310
or so. His line rose to power earlier on than Andrew's, but died out in the
mid 1500's. One of the Salisbury, MD, LIVINGSTONs managed to find the
earliest yet record of Archibald dating to the year 1291.
Andrew was Sheriff of Lanark in 1296 and probably the Sheriff of Lanark
killed in 1297 trying to suppress William Wallace's rebellion. Andrew is
the first person on the chart shown below.

First Six Generations after the 90 year gap:

1. Andrew de LIVINGSTON - married Elena de Caranteles
2. William de LIVINGSTON –
died about 1339. William married Margaret (Comyn??). They had two sons,
William de LIVINGSTON (who was given the lands of Callendar by King David II)
and John de LIVINGSTON
3. William de LIVINGSTON –
obtained Callendar (firmed up his claim to these lands by marrying Christian de
Callendar, the daughter of Sir Patrick de Callendar. Patrick had been stripped
of the lands of Callendar by King Robert the Bruce because he had supported
the politically wrong side. William was granted the lands by Robert's son,
King David II. William died prior to December 1, 1364
4. Patrick LIVINGSTON - died sometime after October 5, 1357
(before his father) Patrick was first in line to inherit Callendar before
his early death
4. John LIVINGSTON of Callendar - born about 1356 and died
September 14, 1402. He married (1) a daughter of Menteith
5. John LIVINGSTON Burgess of Stirling - born before 1381
6. John LIVINGSTON Burgess of Stirling
7. John LIVINGSTON claimant to Terrintirran
5. Alexander LIVINGSTON of Callendar - Regent of Scotland 1437 –
born before 1381 - assumed to have died in the early 1450's - when King James
II did his 45 day blitzkrig purge of the LIVINGSTON and associated nobles
Which brought about the death of Robert LIVINGSTON (not sure which Robert –
there was a Robert, brother of Alexander LIVINGSTON of Callendar and
there was also one descended several generations down from William de
LIVINGSTON, or could have been another Robert??) and Alexander
LIVINGSTON of Phildes via hanging and beheading on Castle Hill in Edinburgh
on January 21-22, 1449/50 - at this time Alexander LIVINGSTON of Callendar
was in England on a diplomatic mission for King James II. Upon his return
to Scotland, Alexander LIVINGSTON of Callendar was arrested and imprisoned
in Dumbarton Castle - where the others arrested were still being held
captive. Alexander LIVINGSTON of Callendar seems to have been released
within the year of his imprisonment, but apparently he had lost all heart
or drive and little more was really heard from him. He was over 70 by then
and apparently just faded away and died not long afterward
6. James LIVINGSTON First Lord LIVINGSTON, of Callendar
6. Alexander LIVINGSTON of Phildes died via beheading on
Castle Hill in Edinburgh on January 21-22, 1449/50 (The year by current
calendar systems was 1450, recorded by the old calendar system was 1449)
7. Alexander LIVINGSTON of Dunipace, purchased the lands of Dunipace
8. David LIVINGSTON of Bantaskine
9. Master Alexander LIVINGSTON of Bantaskine –
Alexander earned his Master's of Arts degree at St. Andrew's College
10. John LIVINGSTON of Bantaskine
11. Alexander LIVINGSTON of Bantaskine
11. Elizabeth (Elspeth) LIVINGSTON of Bantaskine –
Married David LIVINGSTON of Banton)
12. David LIVINGSTON of Polmont and Bantaskine
13. Alexander LIVINGSTON –
b 1621 in Falkirk Parish, inherited Bantaskine, died bef. 1646
13. John LIVINGSTON - b 1623/24 in Falkirk Parish
13. David LIVINGSTON –
b 1629 in Falkirk Parish, inherited Bantaskine in 1653
14. Michael LIVINGSTON –
b Falkirk Paris, a poet, Michael lived long, m twice
15. Isobel LIVINGSTON –
d 1757, never married, the Bantaskine line ends here
8. Master Alexander LIVINGSTON of Dunipace and Phildes -
recovered the lands of Phildes
9. Thomas LIVINGSTON of Kirkland
10. John Livinston of Kirkland
11. Alexander LIVINGSTON of Kirkland
12. David LIVINGSTON of Delajoy
13. William LIVINGSTON –
1st Merchant of Aberdeen married Bessie Goodall, Aberdeen line starts here
10. Alexander LIVINGSTON of the Halls of Airth
11. Agnes LIVINGSTON of the Halls of Airth –
married William LIVINGSTON of Monyabroach
12. Master John LIVINGSTON of Kilsyth or Monyabroach
13. Robert LIVINGSTON, head of the NY line.
12. Rev. William LIVINGSTON, moved to County Dowe, Ireland
13. George LIVINGSTON, moved to South Carolina
13. Henry LIVINGSTON, moved to Barbados
13. William LIVINGSTON, moved to Barbados.
9. John LIVINGSTON the Elder of Dunipace
10. John LIVINGSTON the Younger of Dunipace –
named a Knight, besides being third Lord of Dunipace
11. David LIVINGSTON, First Knight Baronet of 'LIVINGSTON, Dunipace' –
Jean LIVINGSTON, who married John Kincaid, the Laird of Warrestoun in the Scottish
ballad of 1600 about this Laird's murder and Jean's execution was a sister of this
David LIVINGSTON. She was born in 1579, married by 1594, dead in 1600
12. John LIVINGSTON of 'LIVINGSTON, Dunipace' -
The John that Julian LIVINGSTON thinks was the first John LIVINGSTON of
Poropotank Creek ******* OUR DIRECT LINE *******
5. Robert LIVINGSTON - born before 1381
4. John LIVINGSTON of Callendar married (2) Agnes Douglas
5. William LIVINGSTON, the first of the Kilsyth LIVINGSTON line –
one of the lines that leads to Robert LIVINGSTON of New York Kilsyth Line
6. Edward LIVINGSTON of Kilsyth
7. William LIVINGSTON of Kilsyth
8. William LIVINGSTON of Kilsyth
9. Alexander LIVINGSTON of Kilsyth
10. Barbara LIVINGSTON of Kilsyth –
married Alexander LIVINGSTON of Monyabroach who was son of James LIVINGSTON, who was another son of (8) William LIVINGSTON, the Fourth Lord LIVINGSTON of Callendar. Barbara LIVINGSTON of Kilsyth and Alexander LIVINGSTON of Monyabroach were the parents of William LIVINGSTON of Monyabroach who married (11) Agnes LIVINGSTON of the Halls of Airth
3. John de LIVINGSTON (son of William, grandson of Andrew) –
died about 1366. John married a daughter of Wemyss and the line of his
descendants lived in East Wemyss and Drumry, Scotland
4. Robert LIVINGSTON - died about 1402
5. Robert LIVINGSTON - died about 1466
6. James LIVINGSTON First Lord LIVINGSTON of Callendar – died in Newbigging
7. James LIVINGSTON Second Lord LIVINGSTON of Callendar
7. Alexander LIVINGSTON
8. James LIVINGSTON 3'rd Lord LIVINGSTON of Callendar
9. Alexander LIVINGSTON of Terrintirran –
one of the guardians of Mary Queen of Scots
10. Alexander LIVINGSTON of Terrintirran
11. Gabriel LIVINGSTON of Terrintirran
12. ALexander LIVINGSTON of Terrintirran
13. Alexander LIVINGSTON of Terrintirran
14. John LIVINGSTON of Terrintirran
9. William LIVINGSTON 4th Lord LIVINGSTON of Callendar
10. Alexander LIVINGSTON 5th Lord LIVINGSTON of Callendar –
Guardian of Mary Queen of Scots
11. William LIVINGSTON 6th Lord LIVINGSTON of Callendar
12. Alexander LIVINGSTON, Seventh Lord LIVINGSTON of Callendar –
First LIVINGSTON Earl of Linlithgow
13. James LIVINGSTON, First Earl of Callendar
13. Alexander LIVINGSTON, Second Earl of Linlithgow
14. George LIVINGSTON, Third Earl of Linlithgow
15. George LIVINGSTON, Fourth Earl of Linlithgow
15. Alexander LIVINGSTON, Third Earl of Callendar
16. James LIVINGSTON, Fourth Earl of Callendar –
Fifth Earl of Linlithgow
17. Anne LIVINGSTON, Last LIVINGSTON of Callendar –
Last LIVINGSTON of Linlithgow, married William Boyd, Earl of Kinmarnock
14. Alexander LIVINGSTON, Second Earl of Callendar
15. Alexander LIVINGSTON –
a natural son, could not inherit Callendar, made a Baronet
6. William LIVINGSTON, died about 1494
7. Robert LIVINGSTON, died about 1503. Married Christian Presteun
8. Robert LIVINGSTON –
died in Flodden, Scotland, about 1513. Married Janet Beatoun
9. Margaret LIVINGSTON, died in Finnart, Scotland. Married James Hamilton

sources: Notes by Joe Slavin, Edwin Brockholst LIVINGSTON's first (1887)
and second (1920) editions of his 'The LIVINGSTONs of Callendar and Their
Principal Cadre'; John C. Gibson's 1903 Stirling, Scotland published 'The Lands
and Lairds of Dunipace'; and annotated ancestral heraldry writings done by
Master John LIVINGSTON, D.D.

1. John LIVINGSTON (b. 1606 - a. 1670)

Born before 1606, died after 1670.
(12) John LIVINGSTON of 'LIVINGSTON - Dunipace.'
Married: (unknown)
Born about 1650, Virginia
Died about 1687, Princess Ann County, Virginia
2. John LIVINGSTON , born about 1652, New Kent County, Virginia
Died about 1718, King & Queen County, Virginia
Born about 1656 - New Kent County, Virginia
Died about 1714, King & Queen County, Virginia

1606: King James granted a joint charter to two companies to settle Virginia.
One of the original investors in the London Company, which was authorized to
settle southern Virginia, was Sir John Levison (LIVINGSTON).

1633: On June 3, King James granted 1/5 of marsh of Sir Henry Watton and Sir
Edward Dymock to Sir John LIVINGSTONe (Virginia Settlers and English
Adventurers by Noel Currer-Spriggs).

1641: On May 9, there was a lawsuit involving Sutton Marsh, William Wise,
3,500 acres and Sir James LIVINGSTONe.

1650: In December, Wingfield Webb & Richard Pate transported 23 persons into
tidewater Virginia. One passenger was John LIVINGSTON. They gave him 2
receipts for which they had not collected headrights. A headright consisted
of 50 acres. They were given a headright for each person they brought into
Virginia. (Nell Marion Nugent, Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol. I, p. 204)

1650: The population of Virginia was estimated at 20,000.

1652~1654: John LIVINGSTON (2) was born in New Kent County (later King &
Queen County in 1691).

1653: John LIVINGSTON was granted 400 acres on west side of Poropotank Creek
behind the land of John Thomas. (Old New Kent County, footnote 14, page 271)
(Land patent book no. 3, page 277)

1653: John transported 6 persons (Anne Silke, Jno Backster, Barbary Scott,
Ralph Bottock, James ______, Joane _____, Rose Allen and William Lamb) and
added to the 2 receipts from Webb & Pate, he was able to acquire 400 acres.
John found an ideal location - by water. There was access to the Chesapeake
Bay and all the great rivers that gave ingress to the inland ports of
Virginia. Down the coastline was Jamaica with its lucrative trade in
sugar and rum. One had only to sail around the southern tip of Maryland
to head for the northern markets and the wide Hudson with its prosperous
harbor. (The LIVINGSTONs of Virginia, compiled by Lucille Barco Coone)

1654: New Kent County was created. The sliver of land on the northwest banks
of Poropotank Creek (where the LIVINGSTONs settled) was a part of York
County. New Kent was created mostly out of York County, but had that sliver
of land formerly in Gloucester County (with the LIVINGSTON plantation)
included in what lands it got. (Gloucester County Deed Records(Morgan
Poitiaux Robinson, 'Virginia Counties: Those Resulting from Virginia
Legislation', copyright 1992 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.,
Baltimore, Maryland)(Originally published in 'The Bulletin of the Virginia
State Library, vol. 9, January-April 1916, issues 2 & 3)

1660: Charles II comes to power in England with the overthrow of Cromwell.
British arliament promptly passes new Navigation Act requiring all Virginia
trade to pass through English ports with payment of high duties. The move
ruins the tobacco trade.

1664: John transported 2 more people to add 50 acres adjacent to the 400 he
already had. (Nugent, vol. 1, p. 507)

1664: John LIVINGSTON added another 452~453 acres to his first tract. This
land of LIVINGSTON's was stated to be three miles from the York River. (Old
New Kent County, page 271, 271) Land patent book no. 5, page 348: John Leviston,
453 acres, New Kent County, 30 August 1664 on the northwest side of Poropotank
Creek adjoining Ty Thomas' land running southwest by south & _____ to Timothy
Lond Dell's (Lowdell) land and 400 acres granted him 16 December 1653, and 53
acres for transporting two persons: Joane Brown and Henry Prat. (Footnote 15,
Old New Kent County, page 272)

1669: John's patent: "Mr. John Leviston 780 acres New Kent County 5 November,
1669. Three hundred eight acres on the northeast side and near the road to the
mill adjacent Mr. John Lewis to Cattail Branch, a branch of Mattasup Creek
Swamp and adjacent land where sd Leviston now liveth, crossing the path to
the church, etc. Four hundred acres was granted him 16 December 1653, and
three hundred eighty acres for the transporting of eight persons, John Freegrave,
George Hunt, Abra. Mayes, Wm. Turner, Jone Wilkins, Peter Arrowes,
Mary Wise, Jno Neaves." (Nugent, vol. II, p. 67, patent book 6, p. 263)

1670: The population of Virginia was estimated to be 40,000 about double the
amount listed for 1650.

1670: On 21 June, John Leviston (LIVINGSTON) was appointed with John Harwell
and Captain Wm. Jones to appraise the estate of Richard Roberts. (Minutes of
the Council and General Court of Colonial Virginia, page 233A - Gloucester Court)

1716: The road which turns off to the left, coming up the county, at Plainview,
leads to the plantations which were along Poropotank Creek. This road was close
to the line of the Lewis Plantation in 1716. The straight road that continues
to the creek bisects a tract which was owned by the Andersons. This land was
bought of John Beverly Whiting, from the early Lewis plantation, from the
LIVINGSTONs and Carys. John LIVINGSTON had been in Virginia but a short time
when he had possession of this land, for his name appears as a headright of
Richard Pate in 1650. (Old New Kent County, Vol. I, page 271)

2. John LIVINGSTON (1654-1718)

Born about 1654 - New Kent County (later King & Queen County in 1691)
Died about 1718 - King & Queen County, Virginia
Parents: John LIVINGSTON and unknown
Married: (unknown)
Born about 1675, New Kent County, Virginia
Died 1729 Spotsylvania County, Virginia
Married Susannah "Sukey" Rootes
Born about 1676, Stratton Major Parish, King & Queen County, Virginia
Died about 1722
Born about 1677
Married John Shackelford about 1698
Born about 1688 - King & Queen County, Virginia
Died about 1761 - King & Queen County, Virginia
Born about 1692 - New Kent County, Virginia

1691: King and Queen County was created out of part of New Kent County in
order to honor the new Joint Regents of the throne of England, William of
Orange and Mary, who took over after William's army defeated Charles II in
Eastern Ireland in 1690. (Joe Slavin)

1693: April 29, John William of King and Queen County petitioned for 710 acres
escheated land on north side of York River near Poropotank Creek, adjoining
lands of Roger Shackelford, John Major and John Levistone. (Vir. Col. Abstracts,
Vol. 27, p. 6, Beverly Fleet)

1699: The College of William and Mary was founded at Middle Plantation
(Williamsburg). The seat of government was moved to Middle Plantation.

1704: Quit Rent rolls for King & Queen County list Sam'l LIVINGSTON and John
LIVINGSTON. (Quit Rent Rolls of Virginia, Annie Smith, Lawrie Wright, 1704)

Few King and Queen County records exist today. All that remains of this
burned county, ravaged by two wars, are a few records collected by Beverley
Fleet many years ago, the Quit Rent Rolls of 1704, the priceless abstracts
of land patents compiled by Nell Nugent, and the valuable Vestry Book of
Stratton Major Parish, transcribed and edited by C. G. Chamberlayne in 1931.
(The LIVINGSTONs of Virginia, compiled by Lucille Barco Coone)

1704: John LIVINGSTON was charged with two tracts: one of 600 acres and one
of 750 acres, which he had bought of Sowell. The lines of the Lewis land
given in his patent for 1664 fixes the LIVINGSTON land next to Lewis, on
Poropotank Creek. (Old New Kent County, page 272)

1713: The first John LIVINGSTON, who came into Poropotank Creek area in 1650,
was the father of the second John LIVINGSTON, who had become senior in 1713,
allowing for the usual life span of a generation at this time.
(Old New Kent County, page 272)

1713: John LIVINGSTON Sr. conveyed to John LIVINGSTON Jr. 400 acres on
Poropotank Creek, and the deed was witnessed by Samuel LIVINGSTON and
"sealed with a coronet in red wax." (A History of Two Virginia Families,
by Dr. & Mrs. W. C. Stubbs, page 116)(Old New Kent County, page 272)

3. John LIVINGSTON (1688-1761)

Born about 1688 in King & Queen County, Virginia.
Died about 1761 in King & Queen County, Virginia.
Parents: John LIVINGSTON and unknown
Married: Margaret Todd (daughter of William Todd) in Gloucester County, Virginia.
4. Cornelius LIVINGSTON
Born approx. 1710 - King & Queen County, Virginia. Died by 1740.
Born 1714 - King & Queen County, Virginia.
Died April 1778 - Washington County, Virginia.
Born approx. 1716 - King & Queen County, Virginia.
Died 1752 - Jamaica, West Indies, in a shipwreck.
Born approx. 1718 - King & Queen County, Virginia.
Born approx. 1722 - King & Queen County, Virginia.

1713: John LIVINGSTON deeds his home place of 400 acres to his son, also
John LIVINGSTON. The deed refers to the two as "the elder" and "the younger".
Deed was signed in presence of John Lewis, James Muir, Samuel LIVINGSTON.
It was acknowledged at court by John the elder in King & Queen County,
January 25, 1713. Deed was in possession of Mrs. William Carter Stubbs in
1909. (Richmond Times-Dispatch, August 8, 1909)

1718: On October 24th John LIVINGSTON Jr. (the third John LIVINGSTON)
petitions the Lt. Governor for 300 acres of land in King & Queen County
that is escheating to the crown due to lack of heirs in an estate. (Vol. VI,
Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Beverley Fleet). In the foregoing document the
petitioner signed his name as "Jno Levingston Jun'r", indicating probably
that John Sr. was still alive at this point.

1724: John witnessed the will of Ann Anderson of Christ Church in Parish,
Middlesex, on the 27th of April.

1731: John LIVINGSTON is elected a vestryman of Anglican Church, Stratton
Major Parish, King & Queen County. There are mentions over the years of
vestry meetings at the glebe. Research shows that in early Virginia
glebes were combination buildings usually providing quarters for the
minister and often what today would be called a social hall. They were
always separate from the church building, which was reserved for worship.

1735: "It's ordered yt: Mr. Richd Anderson, Mr. Jno. LIVINGSTON & Jno
Shackelford do meet on ye: first Monday in October next and go in
procession of and see all and every persons land between Portopotank
Creek and Matasip Swamp plainly mark'd continuing their proceedings in
all suitable weather til the whole precinct be finished, and yet: all
ye inhabitants of ye inhabitants of ye: said precinct do attend the sd:
processioners according to law and the sd processioners are further
ordered to make and return to this vestry at their next sitting after
ye: last of March next a true acct: of what lands processioned what not,
ye: reasons in case of failure and what persons present in their whole
proceedings". (Chamberlayne, S.M. Parish, p 22)

Land processioned between Poropotank Creek and mattasup Swamp:
p. 22 Thursday, 13 October 1735
Mr. Richard Anderson
John Shackelford
Land to be processioned by March 1736
P. 33 25 July 1739
Mr. Richard Anderson
John Shackelford
Land to be processioned by March 1740
p. 48 3 August 1743
George Pigg
John Shackelford
Land to be processioned by March 1744
p. 180 1 October 1771
Lyne Shackelford
Alexander Wedderburn

1739: In December John Robinson and John LIVINGSTON, as Church Wardens of
Stratton Major Parish, had to travel to Caroline County to sue a member
of their own parish who had left without paying her tithes. (Dorman, Caroline
County, Virginia Order Book, p 73, part 3)

1743: John purchased from John Townley and Townley's wife, Sarah, all of
Stratton Major Parish, 250 acres of land on the Poropotank Creek. The deed
was witnessed by two of his sons, William Todd and George. "Old Family
papers at Valley Front" Deed of John Townley to John LIVINGSTON, 1743;
land adjoining David Weddeerburn. Deed made in Williamsburg and approved
by the General Court: 250 acres for 8 pounds. Witnessed by A. Shackelford,
George LIVINGSTON and William Todd LIVINGSTON. Teste: Ben Waller, C.D.
(Stubbs, Two Virginia Families)

1743: John LIVINGSTON and wife, Margaret (said to be the former Margaret
Todd, daughter of William Todd, living in King & Queen County in 1722, but
more likely the daughter of Thomas Todd and Betty Waring, parents of William,
living in King & Queen County in 1745). Both die, perhaps only days or weeks
apart. In the same year son, Thomas LIVINGSTON of Caroline County, Virginia,
also dies. Hugh LIVINGSTON was the administrator of Margaret LIVINGSTON's
estate in Essex and King & Queen Counties. The court questioned his right to
settle the estate. (From information compiled by Dr. LIVINGSTON-Little and
Lucille Coone)

1745: There is a deed of Zachariah Shackelford to John Shackelford, both of
Stratton Major Parish, of 589 acres in Raleigh Parish, Amelia County. John
LIVINGSTON, Thomas Sewell, John Abbott, and George Pigg witnessed the deed.
(Beverley Fleet, Va. Col. Abs. Vol. 28, K & Q, p 35. Deed Book 2, Amelia

1762: There are frequent mentions of John LIVINGSTON in the vestry book of
Stratton Major Parish between 1731, when he was elected a vestryman, and
when he was replaced because of his death in 1761. John LIVINGSTON's name
was shown as being present on the 24th of November 1760. (The vestry did
not meet in 1761) He was replaced on the vestry at the February meeting 1762.
(Could this have been John's son, John?) Mr. Robinson, the minister, kept
the minutes until the 4th of October 1765 when John Robinson (no kin) was
appointed to be Clerk. Some records say John LIVINGSTON died around 1761.
It wasn't his son that was present in the November 24, 1760 meeting as he
had died in a shipwreck near Jamaica in 1752. Therefore, the elder John was
probably present at the meeting and died in 1761. Any confusion is probably
due to his son John dying before him in the shipwreck.

4. Cornelius LIVINGSTON (1710-1741)

Born approximately 1710 - King & Queen County, Virginia. Lived in King &
Queen County. Died sometime before 1741
Parents: John LIVINGSTON (3) and unknown
Married: Frances Muscoe
Born approximately 1731 - Caroline County, Virginia
Died May 1762 - Caroline County, Virginia
5. Thomas LIVINGSTON (1731-1762)

Born approximately 1731 - Caroline County, Virginia
Died May 1762 - Caroline County, Virginia
Parents: Cornelius LIVINGSTON and Frances Muscoe
Married Nancy Ann Taliaferro
Born December 30, 1754, in Caroline Co., Virginia
Died December 21, 1812, in Edgefield Co., South Carolina
Revolutionary soldier
Married Elizabeth Martin on October 8, 1777
Elizabeth was born December 26, 1754 and died November 27, 1809, in
Edgefield Co., South Carolina.
Born February 17, 1778 in Caroline Co., Virginia
Died October 6, 1819 in Greenville Co., South Carolina
Married Lucy Garrett on January 15, 1802
She was the daughter of Robert Garrett & Mary (Holliman?)
Born January 16, 1780 in Caroline Co., Virginia
Died October 24, 1861 in Harris Co., Georgia
Married Elizabeth Glover on January 12, 1805
Elizabeth was born December 1784 in Granville Co., S.C. - died
October 8, 1864 in Harris Co., Georgia
William Taliaferro LIVINGSTON, b. Aug 3, 1806 (of Notasulga, AL).
Married Mary Ann Cooper, b 1827 in Putnum County, GA.,
d. Jan 16, 1891. Mary Ann's 1st husband was William
Aaron LIVINGSTON, b. 1820
Robert LIVINGSTON Born 1757
6. Thomas LIVINGSTON Born 1759
Died 1809 in Abbeville, South Carolina
Daughter (Name unknown)
Married William Boulware of Caroline, Virginia


1756: Caroline County, Virginia Order Books give the names of Thomas
LIVINGSTON and William Bowler as co-defendants in 1756 lawsuits, and between
two entries given on June 13, 1756, both relating to William Bowler, the name
of Samuel Taliaferro has been scratched in, without explanantion.

1761: Thomas the elder died between May 18, 1761 and June 10, 1761 per "The
LIVINGSTONs of Virginia" by Lucille Barco Coones

Thomas LIVINGSTON was the youngest of three boys orphaned when their father
died in Caroline County in 1761 (Essex Co. O.B. 1759-1761, p. 306. 16 June 1761.)

1762: On the 12th of March, 1762, the Caroline County Court appointed William
Bowler, Gent., guardian of James Todd LIVINGSTON, Robert LIVINGSTON and
Thomas LIVINGSTON, orphans of Thomas LIVINGSTON deceased and
acknowledged a bond for the same. (Caroline Co. Order Book 1759-1763, p. 275).
(Essex Co. O.B. 1759-1761, p. 306. 16 June 1761.) Why is the daughter not included?
Did she exist, or did someone else take her?

1793: Lewis Sanders' mention of the LIVINGSTONs who moved to South Carolina
in confirmed in The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 22, first series, page
69, which has some notes on Virginia LIVINGSTON families, mentioning a James
and Thomas LIVINGSTON who had moved to Edgefield County, South Carolina in
1793. And William Crozier's VIRGINIA COUNTY RECORDS, Spotsylvania
County, 1721-1800 also confirms this, noting they were living in Edgefield County,
South Carolina in 1796 when they gave Benjamin Wharton their
powers-of-attorney. A July 6, 1796 power of attorney shows a Benjamin Wharton
was the son of "V. Long Wharton."

There is a reference to a "Taliaferro LIVINGSTON" in Louis C. Barfield's
HISTORY OF HARRIS COUNTY GEORGIA (1961). He was a descendant of
James LIVINGSTON, the son of Nancy Taliaferro and Thomas LIVINGSTON.
One of his daughters married Seaborn Jones Whatley, and there is a considerable
amount of data about the Whatley family in Mrs. Barfield's book. Thomas
LIVINGSTON and his wife Nancy had sons James Todd and Thomas which both
had sons named Taliaferro LIVINGSTON, and that the younger Thomas's son was
a lawyer in South Carolina.

James Todd LIVINGSTON was a Revolutionary war soldier

James Todd LIVINGSTON had a son, John LIVINGSTON, who settled near Hamilton,

1812: Will of James Todd LIVINGSTON - James Todd LIVINGSTON wrote his will on
the 18th of December 1812, and it was proved 24 December 1813.

6. Captain Thomas LIVINGSTON (1759-1809)

Born June 26, 1759 in Caroline Co., Virginia
Died July 23, 1809 in Cambridge, Abbeville Co., South Carolina
Parents: Thomas LIVINGSTON and Nancy Ann Taliaferro
Married 1 Mary Chiles on October 14, 1779 in Caroline Co., Virginia.
Mary was born December 30, 1759 and died October 20, 1796.
Parents: John Chiles and Mary Ann White
Born 1780 in Caroline Co., Virginia
Died in Mobile, Alabama (will, 1824)
Married Martha Bostick of Cambridge, S.C. on December 29, 1808
by Rev. Dr. Montgomery
Children: Cornelia, Theodore, Camilla, Felix, Eugenia, Taliaferro
(Possibly Nancy Ann LIVINGSTON after grandmother)
Born October 7, 1782 in Caroline Co., Virginia
Married Richard Eskridge of Alabama
Born December 17, 1784 in Spotsylvania Co., Virginia
(Bible record says Caroline Co.)
Frances "Fanny" LIVINGSTON
Born 1786 in Abbeville Co., S.C.
Married John Ringold of Alabama
Born October 28, 1789 in Abbeville, S.C.
Died in 1849 in Jefferson Co., Florida
Married 1) Susannah Haynes (daughter of Thomas Haynes, Esq. – Rev. Soldier)
Children: Caroline, Frances, Margaret, Thomas H., John 2) Unknown
Born June 26, 1791 in Abbeville, S.C.
Married John MCBRYDE of S.C.
William John MCBRYDE
Born February 28, 1793 in Abbeville, S.C.
Died October 2, 1842 in Madison, Florida, buried in Oakridge
Cemetary. Married around 1822, Margaret Watson Frazier, born Apr
12, 1803, died Nov 1, 1868. Children: Taliaferro Alexander, Donald
Frazier, Charlotte M., Mary A., Thomas John, William Alfred, John
F., Felix Glenn, Frances, Ariana
Born March 29, 1795 in Abbeville, S.C.
Married 2 Nancy Chiles on July 31, 1799 in Abbeville Co., South Carolina.
Nancy was born May 15, 1770 and died November 5, 1826.
Mary LIVINGSTON - born October 10, 1798 in Abbeville, S.C.
John Sidney LIVINGSTON - born October 7, 1800 in Abbeville, S.C.
Born January 3, 1803 in Abbeville, S.C.
Died in Fulton Co., AK - Married 1) Eliza Childs - 2) Emma Childs
Children: Martha Ann LIVINGSTON, William Thomas LIVINGSTON,
James Madison LIVINGSTON, E. Caroline LIVINGSTON,
Mary T. LIVINGSTON, John Taliaferro LIVINGSTON ,
Madison Camillus LIVINGSTON
Born November 3, 1804 in Abbeville, S.C.
Died on August 30, 1844 in Madison, Florida
Married Ariana Griffin around 1828 (born January 11, 1812 –
died October 29, 1852). Children: Susan LIVINGSTON Griffin,
Martha Camillus LIVINGSTON Griffin
Born May 24, 1807 in Abbeville, S.C.
Married Cotesworth M. Carruth, Children: Melville Carruth,
Rev. Thomas Alexander Carruth, Madison LIVINGSTON Carruth
Born April 22, 1809 in Abbeville, S.C. - died April 30, 1860
Married LeRoy Gilliland Lesley on May 1, 1834 (born May 1, 1834 –
died 1893) Children: John Thomas Lesley, Mary Camillus Lesley


Thomas was a Revolutionary War Captain.

About Taliaferro LIVINGSTON, Lucy LIVINGSTON 's brother:

Several references to a Taliaferro LIVINGSTON in Pauline Young's Abstracts
of Old Ninety Six & Abbeville District Wills and Bonds that is on file in
the Abbeville Court House:

page 88, Absolam Davis - Box 27, pack 613
Estate administered Nov 4 1811 by Robert and Gibson Woolridge bound to
Taliaferro LIVINGSTON Ordinary of Abbeville District sum of $1000.00. Inventory
made Dec 26 1811 by Abraham LIVINGSTON, Wm. Yarbrough, Titus Murry.

page 144, Samuel Harris - Box 45, Pack 1005:
Estate administered Dec 4, 1811 by Titus Murry, Abraham LIVINGSTON, Gibson
Woolridge bound to Taliaferro LIVINGSTON Ordinary Abbeville Dist. sum of
$20,000.00. Citation read at Rocky River Church. SaleDec 28 1811. Buyers-
Natahniel, Mary, Nancy, Richard Harris Sr.

page 266, Benjamin Reynolds - Box 78, Pack 1905
Estate administered April 18, 1816 by James Arnold,John Conner, James Pettus,
John Downey bound unto Taliaferro LIVINGSTON Ordinary of Abbevile Dist
sum $20,000.00. Citation published at Cambridge. Inventory made May 17, 1816
by Gibson Woolridge, James Wardlow, James Shackleford. Expenditures: June 5,
1816 Paid for 1 pair slippers for Hulda Reynolds. Jan 5, 1817 Paid J.V.
Reynolds for supervising the plantation one year $200.00. Dec 22, 1817 Paid
John McGee for boarding Bennet and Larkin Reynolds for 1817 $157. Paid William
Smith on probate money Mr. Reynolds received for him in Virginia $115. Jan 10,
1818, Rec'd of James Reynolds on note $11.57.

page 348, Major Gibson Woolridge - Box 98, Pack 2402: Will dated Oct 24,
1816 in Abbeville Dist. Recorded Nov 2 1816. Exrs: Sons- John, and Thomas
Woolridge. Wit: James Ball, David F. Hudson, Royall N. Lipford. Children
mentioned but no names given. Administration Bond of John Woolridge (in same
pack) made March 3, 1817 by Thomas and Robert Woolridge, Samuel Lintonbound
to Taliaferro LIVINGSTON Ordinary of Abbeville Dist for $1000.00. Inventory of John
Woolridge made March 7, 1817, by George Patterson, Ethel Tucker, Lindsey Harper.
Sale: Jan 8, 1818. Buyers: Mrs. P. Woolridge, Patsy Woolridge, Benjamin Murray,
James Caldwell. Mrs. Leah Woolridge bought at sale of Gibson Woolridge

The United States Marshal Office in Mobile was established on July 13, 1818.
listed as a former United States Marshal for the Southern District of Alabama
is Taliaferro LIVINGSTON from November 3, 1820 to February 7, 1821.

7. Lucy LIVINGSTON (1782-1826)

Born in 1782 in Abbeyville District, SC
Died on June 12,1826 in Augusta.
Parents: Captain Thomas LIVINGSTON and Mary Childs.
Married: John MCBRYDE, born in Dunadry, Ireland near Belfast.
Lucy LIVINGSTON and John MCBRYDE had the following children:
William John MCBRYDE, born on 21 Oct 1815 in Cambridge, SC.
Married 1 Elizabeth LOWE MAYSON on July 23, 1828 in Cambridge, SC.
Elizabeth LOWE MAYSON was the Widow of Archey MAYSON.
She died in July of 1869.
William MCBRYDE and Elizabeth LOWE MAYSON children:
James MCBRYDE was born on 11 May 1829 in Cambridge, SC.
Sarah Jane MCBRYDE
Isaac Watts MCBRYDE was born on 23 Aug 1833 in Hamburg, SC. He
died on 27 Apr 1872 in Bartow Co., GA.
Married 2 Mary SNELLING on 6 Dec 1846.
Rev. Thomas LIVINGSTON MCBRYDE, born on 23 Feb 1817 in Cambridge, SC.
Died on 15 Apr 1863 in Pendleton, SC.
Was a missionary in China from 1840 to 1843.
Family shipwrecked on ocean for eight months.
Married Mary Williamson MCCLESKEY, 24 Oct 1839, in Athens, GA.
She was born on 12 Feb 1820 in Hall Co., GA.
She died on 20 Dec 1893 in Pendleton, SC.
Rev. Thomas LIVINGSTON MCBRYDE and Mary Williamson MCCLESKEY
had the following children:
Sarah Boone MCBRYDE (See MCBRYDE below)
Married William G. JENKINS.
MCBRYDE JENKINS, Margaret Hoyt JENKINS, Joseph Wardlaw
JENKINS, Lawrence Smith JENKINS, Nannie Moreman JENKINS
Lucy Newton MCBRYDE
Born on ship enroute from China to America.
John Thomas MCBRYDE
Elizabeth Adger MCBRYDE
Frances MCBRYDE (died young)
E. Maxwell MCBRYDE (died young)

1. John MCBRYDE (1787-1868)

Born on 18 May 1787 in Dunadry, Ireland-near Belfast.
Died on 6 Sep 1868 in Thomas Co., GA.
Died at home of his son, Isaac Watts MCBRYDE.
Married first, Lucy LIVINGSTON on 10 Nov 1812.
Lucy LIVINGSTON was born on June 26, 1791, in Cambridge, SC.
She died on June 12, 1826, in Augusta.
She was the daughter of Captain Thomas LIVINGSTON and Mary CHILDS.
William John MCBRYDE
Born on 21 Oct 1815 in Cambridge, SC
Married Mary SNELLING on 6 Dec 1846

Married second, Elizabeth LOWE (MAYSON) on 23 Jul 1828 in Cambridge, SC
She was the Widow of Archey MAYSON. Elizabeth died in July of 1869.

James MCBRYDE Born on 11 May 1829 in Cambridge, SC.
Sarah Jane MCBRYDE Born on 29 Apr 1831 in Hamburg, SC.
Married Francis Marion RANDALL on 30 Oct 1846 in Aiken (Vaucluse), SC.
Isaac Watts MCBRYDE Born on 23 Aug 1833 in Hamburg, SC.
Died on 27 Apr 1872 in Bartow Co., GA.


The following is a partial copy of a letter from John MCBRYDE to his son, "Rev.
Thomas LIVINGSTON MCBRYDE, Lowndsville, SC, U. S. America pr. mail Steamer
via Liverpool" The original is in possession of Randell W. MCBRYDE, Chattanooga,
TN. It is folded double sheet forming it's own envelope and was originally sealed
with red wax. There were no postage stamps but the letter is marked paid 34 Cents
and stamp dated Dunadry, Belfast Oct. 24, 1848.

Dunadry, near Belfast, Ireland
24t October 1848


My dear son:
Under Divine Goodness, mercy, and care I arrived at Liverpool after the
remarkable short passage of three weeks and two days, and I wrote a few
lines from thence to son James. On the 14 inst. I arrived at the place of
my nativity and where were the seanes odf my childhood and youth. I found
my aged mother and brother and sister, all in good health. My sister
(Catherine) has been married to Robert Stevenson some few years. and they
have three children, a daughter, Mary, and two sons, Andrew and John. they
are living on my cousin John's place. My cousin John is a widower with a son
and daughter aged from 12 to 14 years. It is remarkable that before he received
my letter mentioning to him my intentions, he had fully determined to sell his
farm and emigrate to the United States; and in consequence of my proposed coming
hither, delayed offering for sale untill my arrival, that we might sell our
possessions together, which will be of advantage to both. We expectt to sell for
considerably more price than I hadd been offered by the person who wrote to me
before I left home. I have another cousin who proposed to sell his farm also
and emigrate and all of them intend coming with me, as well as my brother
--------------. I have received a letter from Aberrdeen and I intend to start
for Scotland in a week or two. The property will be advertised for sale in the
newspapers of Belfast, and in my absence my cousin John MCBRYDE will attend to
our business. My coming heere was undispensabley neccessary. Indeed the whole
matter seems to have been under direction from on High! I affectionately send
my love to Mary and "the little ones" and to sister Jane. And I pray that the
blessings of God may be vouchsafed to you and abide with you all for the Lord
Jesus Christ's sake; Amen.

Your Affte Father

Add: If you receive this about December 1st, I hope you will write to me, and
let me know whether you have determined to buy that farm and anything else you
can say---------- and as I am a "Squire" at home------- address letters--------
John MCBRYDE Jr., Esq. Dunadry, Belfast, Ireland.

2. Rev. Thomas LIVINGSTON MCBRYDE, D.D. (1817-1863)

Born on 23 Feb 1817 in Cambridge, SC.
Died on 15 Apr 1863 in Pendleton, SC.
Married Mary Williamson MCCLESKEY on 24 Oct 1839 in Athens, GA.
Mary Williamson MCCLESKEY was born on February 12, 1820, in Hall Co., GA.
She died on December 20, 1893, in Pendleton, SC.
3. Sarah Boone MCBRYDE, born in China.
Lucy Newton MCBRYDE, born in on boat enroute from China to America.
Rev. John Thomas MCBRYDE, D.D., lived in Spartanburg, SC
Married first, Frances HUTSON
Married second, Sarah CHAPPELL, born in Columbia, SC
Mary Jane MCBRYDE, married Rev. James McLees
Agnes Law MCBRYDE, married Rev. Hugh McLees, d. 30 Oct 1919
Mary B.McLees, married A. Lee Blake,
Sophia McLees, married Clarence Link.
Elizabeth Adger MCBRYDE, married John Faust.
Randell W MCBRYDE, married Mary Leachman.
Frances MCBRYDE (died young)
E. Maxwell MCBRYDE (died young)


Thomas was employed Presbyterian Pastor.

Thomas L. MCBRYDE graduated from the University of Georgia and the Theological
Seminary at Columbus, S.C.

The History of Bartow County,GA; by Lucy Josephine Cunyus - 975.81 States:
Rev. Thomas LIVINGSTON MCBRYDE married Mary Williamson MCCLESKEY
in Athens, Ga. on 24, Oct 1839. He was a missionary to China from 1840 to 1843.
T. L. MCBRYDE, D. D., was the founder and, from June 1842 through January 1843,
director of the mission of the American Presbyterian Board at Amoy, China. The
family was shipwrecked for eight months on the return trip before arriving safely
in New York. Daughter Lucy was born during the trip home. Sarah, who was born in
Macao, China, was about 2 at the time.
In 1862 he was a resident of Pendleton, South Carolina, and president of the local
bible Society. He died on 15 April 1863 and is buried at the Old Stone Presbyterian
Church Cemetery, Pickens County, South Carolina.

The following is a transcription of the 1894 biography of John Van Nest Talmage,
who was a missionary to Amoy (Xiamen) China from 1847 to 1890. He was the brother
of Thomas DeWitt Talmage, who was one of the foremost preachers of his day.
He was also the great-great-great-grandfather of David Newman.

"Mr. Boone, of the Episcopal Church of the United States, was at Amoy but a short
time. After him there have been no missionaries of that church at Amoy. The mission
of the American Presbyterian Board at Amoy was commenced by the arrival of Rev.
T. L. MCBRYDE, in June, 1842. He left Amoy in January, 1843. James C. Hepburn,
M.D., arrived in 1843, and retired in 1845. Rev. John Lloyd arrived in Dec., 1844. Rev.
H. A. Brown arrived in 1845 and left Amoy for the United States in Dec., 1847. Mr.
Lloyd died in Dec., 1848. Since then that mission has not been continued at Amoy.

Minutes of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church
in the Confederate States of America:

Presbyterian Church in the Confederate States of America. General Assembly.

VII. SYNOD OF SOUTH CAROLINA. Bethel, J. M. Anderson, Charleston, A. A.
Porter, J. L. Girardeau, Harmony, Gilbert Morgan, J. R. Aiken, Charlton H. Wilson,
South Carolina, J. O. Lindsay, James Gillam, T. L. MCBRYDE, D. D.

On motion of Rev. Dr. MCBRYDE, the Assembly proceeded to the election of officers,
when Rev. J. L. Kirkpatrick, D. D. was unanimously elected Moderator, and the Rev.
T. L. MCBRYDE, D. D. was unanimously elected Temporary Clerk. Mr. A. B. Cooper
moved that the subject of obtaining a Charter be referred to the Judicial
Committee; when, on motion of Dr. MCBRYDE, this motion was laid upon the table
for the purpose of allowing him to offer the following substitute:

Inasmuch as it is ascertained that difficulties lie in the way of obtaining
Charters for the Board of Trustees in the several States, as contemplated by
the last General Assembly, and only one report has been received by the Committees
appointed to procure said charters, therefore be it Resolved, That said Committees
be requested to investigate the matter thoroughly and report to the next Assembly.

This substitute was, on motion of Dr. Baird, referred to a special committee. The
Moderator appointed upon this Committee, Dr. Leyburn, Dr. Baird, Dr. MCBRYDE,
W. W. Pharr, A. B. Cooper, E. Phlegar, R. A. Ware, N. S. Graham.

The Special Committee appointed to consider the substitute offered by Dr. MCBRYDE
to the motion of Mr. A. B. Cooper, touching the subject of Charters, reported the
following resolution which was adopted:

Resolved, That a Committee of five be appointed, whose duty it shall be to secure
all necessary information as to the forms of Charters, and the conditions of
securing them in the several States where they may be required, and report
the same to the next General Assembly; and also that the Committee appointed
by the last Assembly be requested to report the result of their efforts to this

This is the excerpt from the Diary of Lucy N. MCBRYDE:

First I was Born on the Atlantic Ocean, frightened into the world by a storm in
the Gulf Stream not very far from the city of New York. My parents had gone to
China as missionaries and were coming home on account of the failing health
of my Father. I have sometimes thought that perhaps this stormy birth may
have had something to do with my stormy life. Our eldest Sister (Sarah Boone)
was born in Macao (China); and she always insisted that she remembered her first
ride through New York, when she called out with delight the letters on the sign
boards. But Mother thought she only remembered hearing her tell of it as she was
only nineteen months old at the time. I was a tiny baby and slept in a rocking
chair for several weeks. A Mrs. Doremas made some tiny cloths (sic) for me and
for a long time they were kept as a curiosity; but were lost at last. I do not
know how long we stayed in New York, but am pretty sure that Anderson, S.C.
was the first place we lived in after the return from China. There Johnnie was
born, and as we did not stay there long I remember nothing of it.

We lived in three different places in Abbeyville, S.C. district. Lowndsville,
Monterey and The Forks. I do not remember the order in which they came, but I
know that we did live in Lowndsville before The Forks from one little incident
that happened at the latter place. One Saturday, when Father and Mother were
particularly busy, and we children were very troublesome, Father told us to
get out of the way and Sister asked him if we could go to Lowndsville, a visit
to that place being always the height of happiness.

Thomas LIVINGSTON MCBRYDE Rev. was born Feb 23, 1817 in Cambridge, SC.
He died Apr 15, 1863 in Pendleton, Anderson Co, SC and was buried in Old
Stone Presbyterian Church, Anderson Co, SC. Thomas married Mary Williamson
MCCLESKEY on 24 Oct 1839 in Athens, CLARKe Co, GA.

History of Old Pendleton District, by R. W. Simpson, p. 121. " Rev Thomas L.
MCBRYDE son of John and Lucy LIVINGSTON MCBRYDE, graduated at the
University of Georgia and at the Theological Seminary at Columbus, S.C. Married
Mary Williamson McClerky (MCCLESKEY is the correct spelling). Soon after his
marriage he and his wife went as missionaries to China in 1840. After three years
they had to return due to poor health of Mr. MCBRYDE. Mr. MCBRYDE and his
devoted wife spent their lives doing good and were loved and respected as are
but few in this world. He and his wife are buried at the Old Stone Church. He left
surviving him nine children."

Book The Old Stone Church, 1972 states: The marble shaft marks the grave
of Rev. Dr. T. L. MCBRYDE. On the four sides of the shaft are the following
inscriptions: (East side) In memory of Rev. T. L. MCBRYDE, D.D., Born February
25, 1817. Died April 15, 1863. (West Side) "A preacher of righteousness".
As a Pastor he beautifully exemplified all the Christian Virtues inculcated by
his Lord and Master. In the domestic circle he was the devoted husband, the
affectionate Father, and ever sympathizing friend. (North side) The early bloom
of his manhood was dedicated to the Missionary field of China. From October,
1852, until the close of his life, he was faithful, beloved Pastor of Hopewell Church,
Pendleton. (The book states, when people heard about the passing of Thomas
MCBRYDE, many traveled all night to pay their respects to this beloved pastor)

3. Sarah Boone MCBRYDE

Margaret Hoyt JENKINS
VIII. Joseph Wardlaw JENKINS
Lawrence Smith JENKINS
Nannie Moreman JENKINS

1. Joseph MCCLESKEY ( 1735 - ?)

Joseph MCCLESKEY was born about 1735 and died on an unknown date.
General Notes: "A son was born prior to 1756; South Carolina land grant
recorded 1768." Joseph married unknown.
2. Joseph MCCLESKEY, Jr.

2. Joseph MCCLESKEY, Jr. ( 1756-1837)

Born in 1756 in Abbeville District, South Carolina.
Died on February 25, 1837, in Lincoln Co., Tennessee, at age 81.

while he was in the service, Joseph married Mary Green on November 17,
1781, in 96th District, South Carolina.

Service was 1779-1781, born in 1756 in Abbeville, SC. After he married he moved
to Pendleton District. From there onto Tennessee. - Charolotte McDonald

When he filed for pension he said his older brother in SC had the family bible.

3. George MCCLESKEY was born before 1750 and died before 1814.
William MCCLESKEY was born about 1755 and died before 1810.
James R MCCLESKEY was born 20 Jan 1755 and died 20 Oct 1842.
Joseph MCCLESKEY Junr was born about 1756/1757 and died before 25 Feb 1837.
Anne MCCLESKEY was born 1757/1760 and died before 1850.
Samuel MCCLESKEY was born 11 Dec 1765 and died 22 Sep 1853.


In his Rev War pension application, Joseph states that he was born and raised in
Abeville, SC. The following discusses the state of affairs in that area in the
1750's and 1760's:

After the founding of Charles Towne (near the present city of Charleston, S.C.)
late in the 17th Century, trade and commerce increased between coastal residents
and Indians of the interior. The Cherokee Path was a primary trade route between
Charles Towne and the inland Indian villages, but a number of the paths across
South Carolina intersected at Ninety Six. The name "Ninety Six" came from an
estimate that the site lay ninety six miles down the Cherokee Path from Keowee,
a major Indian town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Because of the
intersecting paths and its convenience as a stop-over point, the area became a
hub for trading many goods and services. Leather and pelts were the principal
interest of white traders and were purchased from Indians and white hunters and
trappers in exchange for guns, powder, rum and other supplies.

One of the most successful white traders was a businessman named Robert Gouedy
who established a trading post in the area about 1751. Gouedy prospered here and
expanded his commercial enterprises to include money-lending and farming. By the
time he died in 1775, Gouedy owned over 1500 acres in the area, and almost 500
people owed him money.

The base of support offered by Gouedy's enterprises and the stores of other
tradesmen in the area along with reliable water and fertile bottomlands gave
rise to increasing settlement here. At first the Ninety Six community was a
scattering of homes for several miles around, but by the mid-1750's, blacksmith
shops and flour mills had complemented existing development.

White settlement around Ninety Six was on the rise, but friction with the Indians
also increased. For a decade, Indian attacks were common throughout South Carolina,
and settlers sought refuge in frontier forts. Fort Ninety Six was an example and
was built around Robert Gouedy's barn. During the Cherokee War, over 200
Cherokees unsuccessfully attacked this fort in March, 1760. Finally, a treaty was
signed with the Indians in 1761. According to the treaty, no Indian could travel below
Keowee without permission, and the Indian's hunting privileges were also largely

A resurgence in settlement in the Ninety Six area followed peace with the
Cherokees, and as population increased, demands for schools, churches, good
roads and law enforcement arose. With no police, outlaws preyed on local residents.
Vigilante groups formed to provide protection. But the justice of these vigilantes
was often severe, and the colonial government finally provided the backcountry
with law enforcement authority in 1769. This took the form of courthouses and
jails to be built in each of seven judicial districts. The law authorizing these
structures in the Ninety Six District specified that the buildings be "within
one mile" of Fort Ninety Six. They actually were finished in 1772 about one-half
mile north of Fort Ninety Six and Gouedy Trading Post. Robert Gouedy was able
to enjoy the benefits of law enforcement authority without his clientele being
intimidated by having a sheriff, jail and courthouse directly across the street
from the Gouedy Trading Post.

The courthouse and jail provided a focus for more development, and the village
of Ninety Six began to evolve. On the eve of the American Revolution, Ninety
Six Village contained at least a dozen buildings (courthouse, jail, homes,
blacksmith shop) and was the new center of activity in the area.
Married by James Lusk, an acting Justice of the Peace.

9/20/1784: land grant in Abbeville Dist (96th?) recorded. #695

Joseph MCCLESKEY paid four pounds 13/4 sterling money for a grant of 200 acres
situated in the district of Ninety-Six on a branch of Savannah River called Little
Genostee. 5 June 1786.

Application for pension - Veteran of Rev .

Called into service, Abbeville Distr, SC

Joseph, according to his application for pension, went into the service in the
fall 1776 or 1777, and got out of the service in the fall of 1783 but he was in
the service for 29 months. He married Mary Green in 1781, while he was in the
service. When he filed for pension he said his older brother in SC had the
family bible.

3. George MCCLESKEY (1750-1814)

George MCCLESKEY was born before 1750. He died 1 before 1814 in GA.
George married Isabelle J JORDAN about 1775 in SC.

They had the following children:
George Willis MCCLESKEY was born 1775-1794.
4. Benjamin MCCLESKEY was born 7 Sep 1777 and died 7 Sep 1856.
Rhoda MCCLESKEY was born 1780-1790 and died after 1830.
David Green MCCLESKEY was born 1781 and died 1852.


1812: On Tax list for Franklin Co, GA along with Joseph and Samuel McClusky.

Isabelle MCCLESKEY is mentioned by Walter Scott MCCLESKEY as "ISBEL" MCCLESKEY
in Hall County, GA on pages 27 and 28 of THE MCCLESKEY FAMILY IN GEORGIA
in reference to a land grant from her husband, George MCCLESKEY, with children
Benjamin, Rhoda, David G., and George W. MCCLESKEY.
1823: From Hall County, State of Georgia, Deed Records, Book A, Page 235,
"This agreement entered into this 13th day of October in the Year of Our Lord
One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty-one between George W. MCCLESKEY
of the County of Franklin and the State of Tennessee of the one part and Benjamin
MCCLESKEY of the County of Hall and the State of Georgia of the other, Wit;
that he saw George W. MCCLESKEY for and in consideration of the sum of Two
Hundred dollars to him in hand paid at or before the sealing of these presents
the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have bargained, sold and
relinquished unto the said Benjamin MCCLESKEY by heirs and assigns all my
rights till interest or demand of and to one third part of a tract of land
lying in the County of Hall and State of Georgia supposed to contain One
Hundred and Forty Four and one fourth acres (144-1/4) being a part of a
tract of land granted to James Parsons on the waters of the North Fork of
the Oconee River which said 1/3 of said tract of land was willed to me the
said George W. MCCLESKEY by my Mother which said tract or parcel of land I
warrent and defend from me, my heirs, Executors, Administrators and assigns
so far as the title of the said lands is in me vested as a Legatee of my
mothers Estate in witness whereof I the said George W. MCCLESKEY have hereinto
set my hand and affixed my seal the day and date above written, signed and
acknowledged in presents of Samuel Hemphill and John Kendrick Sr. Signed George
W. MCCLESKEY; Georgia, Hall County; Personally came before me the said John
Kendrick being duly sworn that he saw George W. MCCLESKEY sign seal and
acknowledge the within agreement for the purpose therein contained. Sworn to 8th
Jan. 1823 by John Kendrick. D.G. MCCLESKEY, J.P. and David H. MCCLESKEY, Clerk.

1823: From Hall County, State of Georgia, Deed Records, Book A, Page 235,
"This indenture made the Eighth day of January in the Year of our Lord One
Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Three between Benjamin and David G.
MCCLESKEY of the State of Georgia and County of Hall of one part and
Julious Bates of said state and County of the other part. Witnesseth
that the said Benjamin and David G. MCCLESKEY this day bargain sell and
convey unto Julious Bates part of a tract of land granted to James Parsons
for Two Hundred Eighty Seven and one half acres on the waters of the North
Oconee for and in consideration of the sum of Two Hundred dollars beginning
on a Pine corner then North 20 W to a post oak corner made by the parties
then N & E to a Cherry, to a Gum corner then South--etc.---a parcel of land
supposed to be one hundred Forty Four and One Fourth acres. We do warrant
and forever defend unto July Bates from us our heirs and assigns but will
not defend from the claims of any other persons whatsoever as witnesseth
whereof we have set our hands and affixed our seals the day and date above written.
Signed Benjamin MCCLESKEY and David G. MCCLESKEY; Wit: John Dunagan
and John Kendrick; David H. MCCLESKEY, Clerk. Georgia-Hall County; Personally
came before me John Dunagin who being duly sworn deposeth and saith that he
saw Benjamin MCCLESKEY and David G. Mccleskey sign, seal and deliver the within
Deed and saw John Kendrick do likewise. 8 Feb. 1823. Signed Benjamin Bryan."

Revolutionary War veteran James MCCLESKEY also lived in Hall Co, GA at this
time. His son, David Henderson MCCLESKEY is a clerk of the court. David Green
MCCLESKEY is a Justice of the Peace.

When Joseph MCCLESKEY makes his application for Revolutionary War pension,
he mentions an older brother in South Carolina.

Who is the following DAVID MCCLESKEY? I have put this on George's notes
because grandson Eusebious married a Shropshire. It is not David Green, he
was too young in 1793 to have made the original note.

Superior Court Minutes

Here are a few pages from 1803:


Jackson County

April Term 1803

To his honor the Judge of the Superior Court of the Western District

The petition of Henry Trent sheweth that your petitioner was possessed of a
certain promissory Note made & executed by David MCCLESKEY & James Wright in
favour of Clayton Talbott bearing date the ninth day of April one thousand seven
hundred & ninety three (1793) for the quantity of two thousand four hundred
pounds of Washington Inspected Tobacco payable the first day of November
next ensuing, which note the aforesaid Clayton Talbott Indorsed to one John
Shropshire who also Indorsed the same to your petitioner, which said Note
your petitioner hath either lost or mislaid so that your petitioner cannot
account for the same, Wherefore your petitioner prays a rule of the said
Court to Establish the said Note so lost as aforesaid in terms of an act of the
Legislature in such cases made & provided & as in duty bound he will ever pray.
We or either of us in promise to pay Clayton Talbott or order the quantity of two
thousand four hundred pounds weight of Washington Inspected Tobacco on or
before the first day of November Next for value received this 9th day of April 1793.



James Wright

I Indorse the within note to John Shropshire for value recd.

Clayton Talbott

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I Indorse the Within Note to Henry Trent for value recd.


John Shropshire


CLARKe County

Personally came before me Henry Trent Esqr. & after being duly Sworn upon the
holy Gospels of God deposeth & saith that the Original Note of which the above
is a true copy as near as he this deponent can recollect is either lost or
mislaid so that he cannot account for the same.

Henry Trent

Sworn to before me

this 29th March 1803

M.P. Carnes

Rule N131?

Upon the petition of Henry Trent stating that he was possessed of a Note of hand
made by David MCCLESKEY & James Wright for the quantity of two thousand four
hundred Weight of Washington Inspected Tobacco which note bears date the ninthe
day of April One thousand Seven hundred & Ninety Three payable to Clayton
Talbott on the first day of November next ensuing, a copy of which Note,
as Near as can be recollected is filed in the Clerks office of the Superior Court of
Jackson County which said Note was Indorsed by the said Clayton Talbott to one
John Shropshire & by him to the said

(next page)

Henry Trent which said Note is either lost or destroyed

It is ordered that the said Copy be established in Lieu of the Original
Note so lost or destroyed unless cause be shewn to the contrary & that
this rule be published once a month for the space of six months in one
of the public Gazettes of the State

P. Williamson Atty for

Henry Trent

Isabelle J JORDAN (1750-1821)

Isabelle J JORDAN was born 1750 in Ireland. She died 1821 in Hall Co, GA.
Isabelle married George MCCLESKEY about 1775 in SC.

They had the following children:
George Willis MCCLESKEY was born 1775-1794.
4. Benjamin MCCLESKEY was born 7 Sep 1777 and died 7 Sep 1856.
Rhoda MCCLESKEY was born 1780-1790 and died after 1830.
David Green MCCLESKEY was born 1781 and died 1852.


1767: Arriving on the Nancy, Charleston Harbour in 1767 were the following
passengers bound for the Long Canes;

Martha (Parker) Jordan, age 41 [b.c.1726] granted 200 acres
Jane Jordan, age 19, granted 100 acres
Isabelle Jordan, age 17, granted 100 acres
Thomas Jordan, age 15, granted 100 acres
Elizabeth Jordan, age 13
Margaret Jordan, age 12

Thomas Jordan's grant was between present day Verdery and Cedar Spring
Church where he is probably buried. 3 of Thomas's sons are on the 1850
Abbeville census, Barty, Jonathan & Samuel.

Another son, Alexander took a family bible to Mississippi with him which
mentions the above 5 kids:

Thomas married Miss Eleanor Weems
one girl (Isabelle) married Mr. MCCLESKEY
one girl married Mr. Hugh Henry
one girl married Mr. Weems
one girl married Mr. Hutchinson
one girl married Mr. McCown

1780: Julius Bates was born June 3, 1780, and according to census records his
birthplace is listed as both South Carolina and North Carolina. His parentage
has not been proven, and there is a family lore story that has been around for
many years that one of the Bates ancestors came from Wales when he was 14 years
old. Two of Julius Bates' siblings have been proven. They are a brother John
Bates, who later became a Georgia State Senator and a Major General in the
Georgia Militia, and a sister Elizabeth Bates who later married Thomas Jackson.
Julius married Miss Temperence West about 1802 in South Carolina. She was born
August 21, 1784, in North Carolina according to census records, and her
parentage has not been proven.

1784: September 12
Type: PLAT

November 19, 1784

William Hutton, 145 acres Long Cane Creek and the Savannah River, 96th District.
Indexed names: William Hutton, Patrick Calhoun, Esther Wilson, Samuel Carson,
Mary Wilson, George Green, Isabella MCCLESKEY

1785: July 16, James Allen, 83 acres Bear Garden Creek, 96th District.
Indexed names: James Allen, Patrick Calhoun, Robert Allen, Jane Cunningham,
Esther Wilson Isabella MCCLESKEY, Elizabeth Gardner

1787: From Jackson County, (GA), records: Book F, Page 140--Thomas Johnson
sells to Julious Bates and Isabel Mccleskey for the sum of $280.00 a tract
of land containing 287-1/2 acres on the waters of the North Oconee originally
granted to James Parsons 3 Oct 1787. Wit: John Green*, Edward Adams, Jos.
Little J.P.

1790: Abbeville, SC census - Isabel MCCLESKEY,1 male +16,1 male -16,2 females

1802: Julius Bates appears only once in the record books of Greenville, South
Carolina, as a witness to land sales, Books A-F, in 1802. John Bates buys 100
acres of land on November 17, 1800, from James Bates for $300. Although not
proven, James Bates is much more than likely to be a relative. At this time,
no other records have been found about Julius or Elizabeth, but there is a
record of their brother John Bates marrying Barbary Crenshaw in 1803, in
Greenville, South Carolina. Although not proven, the 1800 Greenville Census
lists a James Bates with two sons and a daughter, with the right sexes and ages
for John, Julius, and Elizabeth. In the 1810 Census for Greenville County, South
Carolina, there is a J. Bates, John Bates, and a James Bates listed.

1809: Julius Bates first appears in Georgia, in Jackson County, for the years
1809, 1810, and 1811, on the tax rolls as a tax defaulter. Julius also buys a
female slave in Jackson County, Georgia, named Prudence in 1813, for $125.
Julius Bates and Isabel MCCLESKEY buy 164 acres on the North Fork of the Oconee
River for $280, on December 2, 1814, Jackson County, Deeds and Mortgages,
Book F, page 140. This land lay within the area later cut off for Hall County in 1818.
The tax records for Jackson County for 1815-1816, have mostly been lost, and those
that remain are largely illegible. It is unknown the exact date when Julius, Temperence
and their family moved from South Carolina to Jackson County, Georgia, but they were
there by the time their seventh child was born in 1816. William Bates was born February
15, 1816, in Jackson County, Georgia, and later became a Baptist preacher. Julius' brother John sold his 100 acres in Greenville, South Carolina, on February 14, 1815, to Jacob Dillinger of North Carolina for $550, and his first deed of record in Jackson County appears in 1817. Joseph Wilson to John Bates, 143/ acres on the North Fork of the Oconee River for $250, Deed Book F, page 395, dated April 5, 1817.

1816: In Jackson Co, GA, Tax List, Benjamin and David G. MCCLESKEY "gave in"
tax as agent for I. MCCLESKEY.

1817: From Jackson County records, Page 282: Issabelle J. MCCLESKEY deeded to
Julious Bates her share of the above land. Wit: John Bates, David G. MCCLESKEY,
Wm. H. Dickson J.P., Recorded 22 Jan 1817.

1818: Hall County was formed, and the part of Jackson County where they lived
became Hall County, and all three of the Bates siblings and their families were
living there and were enumerated on the 1820 and 1830 censuses. Isabel MCCLESKEY
was living next door to Julius on the 1820 census, and died sometime shortly after
that. In 1823, Julius buys her half of the land they purchased together in 1814,
from her three sons all with MCCLESKEY surnames. Isabel is old enough to be his
mother, an aunt, or a mother-in law, but whatever the relationship, she was surely
related or they would not be buying land together. On May 4, 1821, Julius receives
a land grant for 250 acres in Early County, Georgia, from the Governor of Georgia,
John CLARK, for his service in "Dickson's Battalion." Since the deed states "Julius
Bates of Jackson County, Georgia," it is clear that this service was prior to 1818, it
appears this grant was for his service in the Georgia Militia. Julius and Temperence
raised thirteen children, three daughters and ten sons, the last child, Thomas Kimsey
Bates was born in 1828.

1832: Sometime between 1832 and 1834, Julius Bates and his family moved to
Murray County, Georgia, which was formed from the final Cherokee land lottery
in 1832. It is unknown how many draws or how much land Julius and his sons
received, in the land grants of 1832. The original home built by Julius and
his sons is still standing, although it has been modified and a second story
and rooms added, the original two rooms with the dog run in the center between
them, and the two original fireplaces are still there, and it remains today the
oldest standing structure in the area.

4. Benjamin MCCLESKEY (1777-1856)

Benjamin MCCLESKEY was born 17 Sep 1777 in District 96, SC (Abbeville After 1785).
He died 7 Sep 1856.

Benjamin married Mary "Polly" WILLIAMSON on 22 May 1803 in Jackson Co, GA.

Eusebious Jackson MCCLESKEY was born 29 Jul 1806.
George Joscelyn MCCLESKEY was born in Abbeville District, SC.
James Williamson MCCLESKEY was born 1808 and died after 1880.
Elizabeth Belle MCCLESKEY.
Caroline Isabella MCCLESKEY was born in Jackson Co, GA.
Margaret Lesley MCCLESKEY.
William Green MCCLESKEY was born in Hall Co, GA.
5. Mary Williamson MCCLESKEY was born 12 Feb 1820 and died 20 Dec 1893.


The first record about Benjamin MCCLESKEY was when the state of SC granted his
125 acres of land in Abbeville County on December 4, 1797. Family bible records
provided by a Mrs. Parks shows Benjamin MCCLESKEY was born in Abbeville Distirct,
SC, on September 7, 1777.

Benjamin MCCLESKEY taught 9 pupils in the Poor School Report Nov. 1, 1834.

1830: Jackson Co, GA census

Benjamin MCCLESKEY - 1 male 5-10, 1 male 50-60, 1 female 0-5, 1 female 5-10,1
female 10-15, 1 female 50-60

1850: Subdivision 45, Jackson Co, GA census

Benjamin MCCLESKEY, 76, SC

5. Mary “Polly” Williamson MCCLESKEY (1820-1893)

Born 12 Feb 1820 in Hall Co, GA.
Died December 20, 1893 in Pendleton, SC and is buried in Old Stone Presbyterian
Church, Anderson Co, SC. Mary married Rev. Thomas LIVINGSTON MCBRYDE on
October 24, 1839, in Athens, CLARKe Co, GA.
VII. Sarah Boone MCBRYDE was born 1 6 Mar 1842 in China.
She died 24 Oct 1889 in Pendleton, Anderson Co, SC.
Sarah Boone MCBRYDE, married William G. JENKINS.
Children: Thomas MCBRYDE, Janie GAILLARD, Mary MCCLESKEY,
William GAILLARD, Lucy MCBRYDE, Margaret Hoyt,
Joseph Wardlaw, Lawrence Smith, Nannie Moreman
Lucy Newton MCBRYDE was born 1 14 Oct 1843 in Enroute From China To
America. The family was shipwrecked on the ocean for eight months.

Rev. John Thomas MCBRYDE, D. D. of Spartanburg, SC,
married 1, Frances Hutson, 2. Sarah Chappell of Columbia, SC.

Mary Jane MCBRYDE, married Rev. James McLees.

Agnes Law MCBRYDE, married Rev. Hugh McLees.
Children: Mary B. married A. Lee Blake, Sophia married Clarence Link,
and Hugh died 30 Oct. 1919.

Elizabeth Adger MCBRYDE, married John Faust.

Randell W. MCBRYDE married Mary Leachman.

Frances MCBRYDE, died young.

E. Maxwell MCBRYDE, died young.

Census: 1680, Anderson Co.,Pendleton Village, SC

John WILLIAMSON Sr (1740-1831)

John WILLIAMSON Sr was born about 1740 in Wales.
He died 1 9 Oct 1831 in Butts Co, GA.

John married Margaret LESLIE on 1779 in Duplin Co, NC.

Margaret LESLIE was born about 1740 in Ireland.
She died 1828 in Jackson Co, GA.


John WILLIAMSON was born 26 Mar 1780.
Mary "Polly" WILLIAMSON was born 25 May 1782 and died 8 Jan 1864.
Married Benjamin MCCLESKEY
Adam WILLIAMSON was born 1788 in VA., died 1862 in Gwinnett Co, GA.
Elizabeth WILLIAMSON was born 1789.
Jennie WILLIAMSON was born about 1790 and died after 1832.
William WILLIAMSON was born in 1792 in Jackson Co, GA., where
he died in 1834.
Sarah "Sally" WILLIAMSON was born about 1794.


Williamson family file at the GA Archieves. A copy is also in the Jackson,
GA library family files.

John was a Revolutionary War veteran and a Dyer/Weaver.

1766: "Margaret (Leslie) Mitchell, a widow, sailed from Ireland about 1766 or
1767 when her son, James Mitchell, was only 3 weeks old, bringing and older
child and leaving a twelve year old son in Ireland, neither of whose names
are known to her descendants, nor what became of them."

1790: John Willismason, Sr. came from VA and had a grant of 300 acres of land
in Wilkes Co, GA as recorded in the office of the Secretary of State, Atlanta,
GA. Elbert Co. was taken from Wilkes that year and John Williamson, Sr. was
left in Elbert Co.

1799: John moved to Jackson Co.

1800: John separated from his wife ca. 1800. Margaret, aka Peggy, moved in with
her bachelor son, William, ca 1810-1813. His wife, Margaret, would not leave the
old home place and her children in Jackson Co to go with him to a new home.

1812: In the War of 1812, Adam served as a private in Captain Joseph Whorton's
Company at Fort Floyd in 1814.

1824: John made a deed gift of several hundred acres of land in Jackson Co.
to John Williamson, Jr. which caused hard feelings between John Jr. and his
brothers, Adam and William.

1828: Margaret died in Jackson Co in 1828 and is supposed to be buried at
the old home place on Walnut River, as is her bachelor son, William Williamson.

1831: Soon After John Williamson, Sr. gave them land also, and went to Gwinnett Co.
for a short time, and later to Henry Co., later Butts, where he died Oct. 9, 1831.


In the name of God Amen. I John Williamson Senr a citizen of Butts County
Georgia being sensible from my advanced age of the near approach of that
mortality which all human beings are subject but at the same time in usual
health and sound in mind and memmory do declare this my last will and testament
revoking all others. I command my soul to God who gave it relying on his clemency
for eternal salvation and my body to its mother earth to be decently interred at
the discretion of my executors. As touching my temporal estate it is my will that
it be distributed in the following manner (to wit)

1st I give and bequeath to my beloved children (to wit) Sally Moon, Polly McCluskey,
William Williamson, Jinny (?) Doss, Adam Williamson and Elizabeth Powers one dollar
each as their entire portion of my estate.

2nd I give and bequeath to my beloved grand son Nathan Williamson two lots of
land Nos two hundred & thirty two and two hundred and fifty in the eighth
district and one other lot of land No two hundred and fifty in the first
district all originally of Henry County but now Butts County and two Negro
boys one named Jack and the other Ben and a negro woman by the name of Rachel,
and her increase.

3rdly I give and bequeath to my beloved son John Williamson all the residue of my
property both real and personal.

4thly I constitute and appoint my beloved son John Williamson and my beloved
grandson Nathan Williamson executors to this my last will and testament who
are charged with its faithful execution after my death and not until then.

Signed and sealed

in presence of
John Loftus

Wm Harrison

Gustavus Hendrick

John X Williamson (His Mark)

Proved 7th Nov 1831. Recorded Butts County Wills - Administration of Estates
1826 - 1841, p 157 - 158. [Note written in book by Probate Judge in 1975: John
Williamson d. 10-9-1831 served in Revolutionary War with Virginia troops per
grave monument at Williamson Knowles family cemetery.

DAR has placed a Revolutionary War Soldier marker at the burial site of John
Williamson. Directions to the cemetery are from GA 36 at the traffic light
where Burger King, CVS Pharmacy, KFC and and ice cream shop are located:

Take GA 36 3.6 miles to Fincherville Rd. Bear left at the fork and follow
4.2 miles to Jack Maddox Bridge Rd (well marked dirt road). Turn right a
nd go 1.1 miles on this road. The cemetery is 225 ft. in the woods on the right.
The dirt road is really bad after a rain. At about 1.1 miles you will be at
the bottom of a slight incline with a really muddy hole in the middle of the
road. Go on up to the top of the incline just before the bend in the road and
stop. You will have to walk up another incline to the right to reach the cemetery.
There are lots of briars but it is kept at bay by a relative in the area.

1832: Will of William Willamson:

A-135 WILLIAM WILLIAMSON Will dated Dec 17, 1832, probated Nov. 3, 1834,
recorded Nov. 4, 1834, pp. 191-193.

I give & devise to my nephew JAMES WILLIAMSON McLESKEY 150 ac. of land,
to be laid off to him from the lower end of the tract now in possession on Currys Creek.

I give & devise to my nephew EUCEUPUS McLESKEY 100 ac. of land to be laid
off from the upper end of the above mentioned tract. I give & bequethe (sic) to
ADAM WILLIAMSON one other hundred acres of land to be laid off next
adjoining the last mentioned portion to be held in trust by him to be conveyed to my
nephew MADDISON WEST McCLESKEY whenever said ADAM may believe him
of sufficient economy to use the same to advantage.

I give & bequeathe the balance of said tract of land in the like manner to ADAM
WILLIAMSON to be divided by him & conveyed to MILTON T. McLESKEY &
WILLIAM G. McLESKEY whenever he may think proper, as mentioned in the last
aforesaid item.

I divise to my nephew JAMES MOON two lots of land to wit, lot No 167 in the 20th
district of Early County in said State & lot no 147, 9th district of Houston County of said state.

I devise to my nephew JACKSON MOON two lots of land to wit lot number 62
in 5th Early & lot No 21 in the 13th district of Houston County both in said State.
I devise to my nephew HARTWELL MOON two lots of land in Said State, to wit
lot No. 221 in the 10th Early & lot No. 166 in the 12th Early.

I devise to my Nephew Jesse Moon two lots of land lying in Appling County of
said State to wit lot No. 97 in the 8th district & lot No. 183 in the 7th district. I
devise to my nephew ROBERT MOON one lot of land to wit lot No. 46 in the first
district of Lee County of Said State. I devise to my Sister JENNY DOSS a life
estate to one lot of land lying in Gwinnett County of said State known as lot
No. 376 in the 7th District of said County, & her death I devise the same to
her children then living.

I devise my portion of a tract of land owned jointly by myself & ADAM WILLIAMSON
lying in the County of Jackson known as the HORTON tract, to EUCEPHUS J.
to sell the same whenever he thinks proper, & then proceeds to be divided equally,
also the annual proffits (sic) of the same until a sale be made.

I bequeath whatever land I may be entitled to the lands drawn by BOLER MOON
(whose chances in the present lottery I have purchased) to HARTWELL MOON,
MOON & BETSY MOON, all my Nephews & Nieces, to be equally devided(sic)
between them.

I give whatever lands I may draw to my own name in the present lottery to
such of the children of my Sister POLLY McLESKEY as I have herein made legatees.
I give to my half brother JAMES MITCHELL my equitable portion of a tract of land
the titles of which is in ADAM WILLIAMSON lying in the third district of Houston
County which was drawn by ABNER SAILORS the same to be paid by said ADAM
by annual installments of $50 to said JAMES MITCHELL.

I bequeath to my niece ELIZABETH McLESKEY, four hundred dollars to be raised
out of debts due to my niece ELIZA MOON four hundred dollars to be
raised out of debts due to niece ELIZABETH MOON &200 nephew
ROBERT MOON $ the children of my sister BETSEY POWER $300 to
be paid them in equal portions as they arrive of full the children of my
sister JANE DOSS $300 to be equally divided & to be paid when they arrive
of full age.

I give my Negro boys CHARLES & ISHMAIL to my nephew JAMES W.
McLESKEY in trust to be held until his youngest brother becomes of full age then
to be sold by him & proceeds to be equally devided (sic) among such of my nephew
& nieces of the children of my sister POLLY McLESKEY as I have herein made
my legatees.

I give a life estate of my negro girl DINE to my sister SARAH MOON & after
her death to be sold & the proceeds of the sale to be equally divided among
such of her children as are herein made legatees. I bequeath my negro girl
MARY to my niece CAROLINE negro girl EMILY to
my niece MARY negro boy WEST to my nephew WILLIAM

Balance of personal property to be sold & divided among the children of his sister POLLY
McLESKEY except one horse reserved for his nephew JAMES W. McLESKEY.



"Jackson County, GA Will Abstracts, Books A & B 1803-1888" transcribed by
Faye Stone Poss, on page 91

1862: Adam lived in Jackson Co til 1854, then moved to Gwinnett Co where he
died in 1862. He is buried at Level Creek Methodist Church, about
`12 miles from Suwanee, GA.

2. Mary "Polly" WILLIAMSON (1782-1864)

Mary "Polly " WILLIAMSON was born May 25, 1782 in VA. She was 84 years old
when she died on january 8, 1864. She is buried in Old Stone Presbyterian
Church, Anderson Co, SC.

Mary married Benjamin MCCLESKEY on 22 May 1803 in Jackson Co, GA.


Eusebious Jackson MCCLESKEY was born 29 Jul 1806.
George Joscelyn MCCLESKEY was born in Abbeville District, SC.
James Williamson MCCLESKEY was born 1808 and died after 1880.
Elizabeth Belle MCCLESKEY
Caroline Isabella MCCLESKEY was born in Jackson Co, GA.
Margaret Lesley MCCLESKEY
William Green MCCLESKEY was born in Hall Co, GA.
Mary Williamson MCCLESKEY was born 12 Feb 1820 and died 20 Dec 1893.

VIII. Joseph Wardlaw JENKINS (1874-1934)

Birth: 19 NOV 1874 in Pendleton, SC
Death: 24 AUG 1934 in Scottsdale, GA
Father: William GAILLARD JENKINS b: 30 APR 1840 in Pendleton, SC
Mother: Sarah Boone MCBRYDE b: 1842 in China
Marriage 1 Artie Minsy JONES b: 1874 in Gaffney, SC
Married: 26 JAN 1896 in Spartanburg, SC
Robert Lee JENKINS b: 8 NOV 1896 in SC
Sallie May JENKINS b: 9 AUG 1898
Marriage 2 Myrtice Elizabeth ELAM b: 28 NOV 1884
Married: 27 NOV 1902
Lucy Elizabeth JENKINS b: 22 AUG 1905
Florence Mabel JENKINS b: 26 AUG 1908 in Atlanta, GA
IX. Joseph Wardlaw JENKINS b: 22 MAR 1911
William Raymond JENKINS b: 31 JAN 1915
Lois Edith JENKINS b: 24 MAR 1918
Mary Louise JENKINS b: 15 MAR 1922
Shirley Ruth JENKINS b: 31 DEC 1927


ELAM motto: Nec sperno nec timeo translated as "I neither despise nor fear"

The ELAM family in England was originally from Kent county, in the
southeastern part of the country. The name ELAM is English and is derived
from Elham, a village near Canterbury in Kent county. Elham is probably
a contraction of Elmham, meaning a village of elms,and residents of
that community first bore the name elham which afterwards became ELAM.

The ELAMs in England belonged to the gentry as distinguished from the
nobility. The first known ELAM lived in 1273. The family later lived in
Kent, Suffolk, Somerset, Lancashire, Yorkshire, and elsewhere in England.

1. James ELAM (?-1619)

Died 1619 and was buried 2 21 Mar 1619 in St Helens Church, Thurnscoe,
Yorkshire, England.
James married Alice Shirecliffe on 9 May 1597 in Brodsworth, Yorkshire, England.
Robert ELAM was born 1 about 1618 in England.
Married to Ann ELAM, maiden name not known.
2. Thomas ELAM was christened 24 Feb 1597/1598.
Christopher ELAM
James ELAM
Gervase ELAM

2. Thomas ELAM (1597-?)

Born in England and was christened Feb 24, 1597/1598 in Thurnscoe,
Yorkshire, England.
Thomas married Mary Shirecliffe on 1630 in Thurnscoe, Yorkshire, England.
Thomas ELAM was christened Oct 24, 1624, in St Helens Church,
Thurnscoe, Yorkshire, England.
Mary ELAM was christened Aug 20, 1628, in St Helens Church,
Thurnscoe, Yorkshire, England.
3. Gilbert ELAM was born May, 1630, and died about 1696.
Martin ELAM born 5 April 1635 at Thurnscoe parish church,
Yorkshire, England. He died in 1635. His will is included below.


Arrived in Virginia from England in 1638.

The will of Thomas ELAM's son, Martin ELAM:

Henrico Co., Virginia
Dtd. 7 March 1695

Wills- 1654-1737

To my son Martin ELAM all land in Bermudy Hundred and privilege to get
timber and fueling at Flintons, a silver tankard, a great chest that
was my uncle's etc. To soN John ELAM land at Flintons on both sides of
the slash and 500 acres at Proctors joining Fowler's line, and various
items. All the rest of land at Proctors to be equally divided between
my three daughters. To daughter Mary, various silver and items. To
daughter Frances, silver cup on old Martin's mark and 4 silver spoons, four
of them on old Martin's mark a great brass kettle that was my uncle's,
etc. To daughter Martha a bed, etc. Servants to be equally divided among wife
and children when children marry or come of age. My two sons to
have benefit of own labor at age 17. All the rest to loving wife and
she to be sole executrix.
Marin ELAM
John Worsham
Joseph Royal
Richard Ligon

Will probated 20 November 1695.

Children of MARTIN ELAM are:

3. Gilbert ELAM (1630-1696)

Born May 1630 in Yorkshire, England, christened May 11, 1630, in St.
Helen's Church, Thurnscoe Parish, Yorkshire, England.

Died about 1696 in Henrico, Va and was buried June 1, 1696, in Henrico, Va.

Gilbert married Ann ELAM, daughter of Robert, his father's brother, and
Ann ELAM, about 1658 in Henrico, Va.

Ann ELAM was born in about 1629 in England. She died on Feb 17,
1692/1693, in Henrico, Va.


4. Gilbert ELAM was born about 1659 and died Oct 1697.
Mary ELAM was born 1662/1689 and died before 1693.
Thomas ELAM was born about 1663 and died 1696.
Elizabeth ELAM was born 2 Mar 1666 and died 3 Aug 1713.
Rebecca ELAM was born about 1669 in Henrico, Va.
Rebecca married Anthony Patrum about 1692 in Henrico, Va.
Ann ELAM was born about 1670 in Henrico, Va.
Ann married 1 Robert Broadway about 1690 in Henrico, Va.
Ann married 2 Simmon Young on 15 Mar 1694/1695 in Henrico, Va.
Ann married 3 Clements on 10 May 1695.


1652: Ann ELAM was brought over by Robert ELAM of Henrico Co.,
Virginia. (page 105,EVI)

1693: Will of Gilbert ELAM

To grandson Henry Gee, all my land at Parkers, 120 acres.
To daughter Elizabeth, a feather bed and 370 acres on Falling Creek, to
be divided between her and my grandson Gilbert Gee, plus other items
to the two Gee grandsons above.
To son Thomas ELAM, 300 acres on Falling Creek.
To son Gilbert ELAM and two sons in law Edward Ward and Robert
Broadway, each a shilling apiece.

Son Thomas ELAM to be sole executor
dated 17 Feb. 1693/4
Wit: Edward Oliver, John Worsham, Phebe Worsham
Recorded June 1, 1696

Will dated April 1, 1696, probated June 1, 1696 (page 653,EVI)

4. Gilbert ELAM (1659-1697)

Born about 1659 in Henrico Co., Va.
He died Oct 1697 in Henrico Co., Va.

Gilbert married Mary HATCHER, daughter of Edward HATCHER and Mary Ward,
about 1680 in , Henrico, Va. Mary was born about 1658 in Henrico, Va.
She died Sep 1697 in Henrico Co., Va.

NOTE: Edward HATCHER was the brother of Henry HATCHER, who is Mary
Nell HATCHER's great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather. Mary Nell
HATCHER married James Claude OVERTON and is the mother of Margaret
OVERTON, the wife of the second Joseph Wardlaw JENKINS.


Gilbert ELAM, III was born about 1678 and died about 1751.
William ELAM was born about 1680 in Henrico, Va.
Mary ELAM was born about 1682 in Henrico, Va.
Mary married Stephen Hamlin on Jun 1696 in Henrico Co., Va.
5. Robert ELAM (of Dale Parish) was born about 1684 and died after
Jan 1, 1753.
Martha ELAM was born about 1688 in Henrico, Va.
Sarah ELAM was born about 1690 in Henrico, Va.
Elizabeth ELAM was born about 1690 in , Henrico, Va.
Elizabeth married Burton
Obedience ELAM was born about 1694 in Henrico, Va.
James ELAM


1697: Will of Gilbert ELAM Jr., dated 18 Sept. 1697, Henrico County, VA.

First portion of will missing:
To son Gilbert ELAM part of plantation whereon I live, land marked and
laid out by Robert Hancock and William CLARK. To son William ELAM land
on North side of Falling Creek except 50 acres to son Robert ELAM and
50 acres more to son Gilbert ELAM.
To daughter Mary ELAM largest gold ring and silver bodkin.
To daughter Martha ELAM, items.
To daughter Sarah ELAM, items.
To daughter Elizabeth ELAM, items.
To daughter Obedience, 1 new pewter dish and 1 sow.
To son Robert ELAM my large Bible when of lawful age.
To sons Gilbert and Robert to be of age 17.
To son William ELAM a musket at my house.
To son Robert ELAM to live with my father-in-law Edward HATCHER.
Gilbert ELAM to tarry with his God Father William HATCHER until he is 17.
Wife Mary ELAM to be executrix.
Edward Ward ELAM
Charles Roberts
Will probated December 5, 1697

5. Robert ELAM (Of Dale Parish) (1684-1753)

Born about 1684 in Henrico, Va.
Died after Jan 1, 1753 in Chesterfield, Va.

Robert married Elizabeth Anne Bolling on 1708. Elizabeth was born 1694 in Va.

Robert and Elizabeth had the following children:

Gilbert ELAM died about 1784.
6. Richard ELAM died 1769/1771.
Lodowick ELAM was born 1728 and died 1778.
Mary ELAM was born before 1740.
Elizabeth ELAM was born about 1710 and died before 1735.
Obedience ELAM was born 1724.
Martha ELAM
Anne ELAM.
Robert ELAM II was born about 1720 and died 1783.
Martha ELAM
William ELAM was born 1710 and died 1784.

1753: Will of Robert ELAM

Chesterfield Will Book, dated Jan 1, 1753, mentions son Richard, son
Lodwick, son Gilbert, son Robert, son William, daughter Mary, daughter
Elisa Stratton, daughter Obedience, daughter Martha, daughter Anne
Walthall, Robert's(?) sons Peter and Robert, andMary's son William,
Sons Robert and Richard to be executors. Probated 1755.

6. Richard ELAM (?-1771)

Died 1769-1771 in Chesterfield County, Va.

Richard married Sarah Archer.

7. Martin ELAM was born about 1755 and died 25 May 1826.
Born in 1776 in Chesterfield County, Va.
Married (1) Martha Archer
Reuben ELAM was born about 1790 and died Btwn 1843-1858.
Jonathan ELAM
Lemuel ELAM was born 1794 and died Nov 1862.
James H. ELAM was born 1800.
John C. ELAM died 1 1846.
Married (2) Sarah Adams
George ELAM
William ELAM
Mary married Josiah Daly about 1770, in Meckleburg County, VA.
Elizabeth ELAM
Sarah ELAM
Patience ELAM

7. Martin ELAM (1755-1826)

Born about 1755
Died May 25, 1826.

From Lunenburg County VA, (Wills 1746-1825, by Landon C. Bell)

Married in Lunenburg Co. VA. on June 9, 1775, Mary PHILLIPS. Mary died
July 14, 1829.

Mary was the daughter of George PHILLIPS (1725-1786) and Susannah Dyer

Susannah Dyer ELAM, born 1776, married Nicholas COLVIN 1789
8. George PHILLIPS ELAM, born 1779, settled in DeKalb Co. GA
Richard ELAM, born 1781, diws 1844, in Chester Co. SC
Sarah ELAM, born 1783, married Caleb DAVIS
Elizabeth PHILLIPS ELAM, born 1785, married Solomon COLEMAN
Mary ELAM, born 1787
Martha ELAM, born 1789
Patience ELAM, born 1791
Nancy ELAM, born 1793, married Wiley COLEMAN
Frances ELAM, born 1795, married John Quirns ARNETTE


1789: Martin ELAM was living in Chester Co. SC by November 1789, when
he bought land from John COLVIN. The land was 500 acres on Welsh's Fork
of the Sandy River, bounded by the property of James SHARP and James
DOUGHERTY. The land had originally belonged to James DOUGHTERY
and was bought by John COLVIN 11 Jul 1788.

1790: Martin is mentioned again when he bought land from Anderson
THOMAS in June 1790 (Book B #491, 10 acres)and November 1790
(Book B #267, 490 acres). In November 1790 (Book B #310) is a bill of sale
showing that Martin sold slaves to Anderson THOMAS. These slaves were
named Sarah, Simon, Grace, Hannah, and Samuel. Mary (PHILLIPS) ELAM's
father George PHILLIPS had left her slaves named Sarah, Simon, Grace and
Jenny in his 1785 will.

1793: In December (Book C #299) Martin and a George ELAM, were
witnesses for a Chester Co. SC deed of conveyance between Thomas RODEN
and Dennis CARRELL.

Transcribed by:
Vickie ELAM White

Will of Martin ELAM, who married Mary PHILLIPS in Lunenburg Co. VA in 1775:

In the name of God amen. I Martin ELAM of Chester District South
Carolina, being of perfect mind and memory do constitute, make and
publish this my last will and testament. In form and manner following:
Item - I lend my Daughter Susannah Dyer Colvin the wife of Nicholas
Colvin all She hath of my estate in her possession to her during her
natural life after her death to be equally divided among all her
surviving children to them and their heirs for ever.
Item - I give my son George PHILLIPS ELAM all he hath of my estate in
His possession to him and his heirs for ever for ever.
Item - I give my son Richard ELAM one horse Saddle and bridle and the
hoggs which he has in his possession and also one feather bed and
furniture - one Cow and Calf - one Ewe and Lamb - one large dutch Oven
and one sorrel Colt about two years old called Twig to him and his heirs for ever.
Item - I will and bequeath to my Son-in Law Wiley F. Coleman in trust
For the sole and separate use of my daughter Sarah Davis the wife of
Caleb Davis all She hath of my Estate in her possession and also all her
portion or interest in all my lands and the undivided personal property
at my wife's death which may go to her he the Said Wiley F. Coleman is
to take the same in his possession for the use of her and her children
and at her death to equally divide the whole of the above property and
lands or if the lands are Sold then the interest or value of the land among the
surviving heirs of her body lawfully begotten to them and their heirs for ever.
Item - I lend my daughter Betsey Philips Coleman the wife of Solomon
Coleman all She hath of my estate in her possession to her during her
natural life and after her death to be equally divided among all her
surviving Children to them and their heirs for ever.
Item - I lend my daughter Mary ELAM one feather-bed and furniture one cow
and Calf one Sow and pigs one Ewe and lamb one bay horse colt one year
old to be provided for her also Seven Dollars worth of Kitchen War[e]
during her natural life after her death to be equally divided among all
her surviving Children to them and their heirs for ever.
Item - I lend my Daughter Martha ELAM one feather bed and furniture one
Cow and Calf one Sow and pigs one Ewe and lamb one bay filly three
Years old called Peg and also Seven Dollars worth of Kitchen ware to be
provided for her during her natural life after her death to be equally
divided among all her surviving Children to them and their heirs for ever.
Item - I lend my daughter Patience ELAM one feather bed and furniture
One Cow and calf one cow and pigs one Ewe and lamb one Sorrel filly folded
the tenth of May 1825 also Seven Dollars worth of Kitchen wair to be
provided for her during her natural life after her death to be equally
divided among all her surviving children to them and their heirs for ever.
Item - I lend my daughter Nancy Coleman the wife of Wiley F. Coleman all
the personal estate in her possession during her natural life after her death to be
equally divided among all her surviving Children to them and their heirs for ever.
Item - I lend my daughter Francis ELAM one feather bed and furniture one
Cow and Calf one Sow and pigs one Ewe and lamb one sorrel filly one year
old and also seven Dollars worth of Kitchen wair to be provided for her
during her natural life after her death to be equally divided among all
her surviving children to them and their heirs for ever.
The remainder and residue of my personal estate and real estate I lend to
my beloved wife Mary ELAM during her natural life and after her death I
do hereby impower authorize and direct my executor herein after
mentioned to equally divide all the undisposed of personal estate and
likewise to equally divide all my Real estate or land if it can be done
equally and if not then to sell the said lands or real estate and equally
divide the purchase money and the above personal estate among all my
above mentioned children except Sarah Davis share which they are to give
her part or portion to the special Trustee Wiley F. Coleman which I above
constituted and appointed which he will hold In trust for her and children's
sole use and benefit and at her death equally divide the same among her
surviving Children. If any of my children should die without issue in that
case I will and bequeath that their portion or share be equally divided
among all my surviving children and Sarah Davis' share in that case is to
be given to the special trustee Wiley F. Coleman in trust for her and her
children and at her death to be equally divided among her children.
Lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Richard ELAM and my grand
Son Greenberry Colvin my sole executors of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this nineteenth day
Of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty five
and in the fiftieth year of the sovereignty and independence of the
United States of America. Signed sealed declared and published by the
above named Martin ELAM the testator as and for his last will and
testament (the above interlineation therein being first made namely the
word "use" in the eleventh line from the top) as and for his last will
and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his
presence have Subscribed our names as witness.
Jno. Q. Arnett
Martin Colvin Martin ELAM
Tarlton Colvin

Probated 24 Jul 1826
Recorded in Book H, page 319, Apartment No. 17, Package No. 519

Martin ELAM of Chester Co., SC. Some details relating to the
administration of his estate can be found in Chester Co. Conveyance Book AA,
P.2, and Conveyance Book W, pp. 352-387. His real estate was distributed
on 11 December 1826 to Patience ELAM, 142 1/2 acres; Mary ELAM "Jr.",
139 acres; Frances ELAM, 142 acres; Richard ELAM, 119 acres; Wiley F.
Coleman for his wife nancy ELAM, 142 1/2 acres; Wiley F. Coleman as
trustee for Sarah Davis, 151 acres; George PHILLIPS ELAM, 110 acres; Solomon
Coleman on behalf of his wife Elizabeth ELAM, 102 acres; Andrew Colvin,
son of Susannah Dyer ELAM Colvin, 110 acres; and Martha ELAM, acreage
not indicated but must have been 136 acres because she sold that amount
to Richard ELAM in 1835.

8. George PHILLIPS ELAM (1779-1855)

Born 1779 in Virginia.
Died about 1855 in Dekalb County, Ga.

George married Mary Potts on 1830 in Dekalb County, Ga.
Mary was born about 1783 in Chester, Sc.


Cynthia ELAM was born 1801 in Chester, South Carolina.
Cynthia married John B. Austin on 1827 in Dekalb County, Ga.
Elizabeth ELAM was born 1802 in Chester, South Carolina.
Nancy ELAM was born 1804 in South Carolina.
William ELAM was born 1805.
John ELAM was born 1810.
Ann ELAM was born 1814 in Chester, Sc.
Ann married Renly M. Morris on 1835 in Dekalb County, Ga.
9. James Edward ELAM was born 1816.

9. James Edward ELAM (1816-?)

Born 1816 in Chester Co., South Carolina.

James (nickname Ned) married Martha on 1840 in Dekalb County, Ga.
Martha was born 1817 in Sc. Lived in Scottdale, Georgia.

They had the following children:

John F. ELAM was born 1841 in Dekalb County, Ga.
Joel R. ELAM was born 1842 in Dekalb County, Ga.
Mary T. ELAM was born 1847 in Dekalb County, Ga.
Loaster E. ELAM was born 1849 in Dekalb County, Ga.
10. George Alexander ELAM was born 1857 in Dekalb County, Ga.

Joel died in the Civil War in his early 20s.

10. George Alexander ELAM (1857-1910)

Married Johnnie Alberta McMichel (1862-1939),June 23rd 1878.

James Edward ELAM (June 20, 1880-?)
Kirby R. ELAM
George William ELAM
J. Frank ELAM
11. Myrtice ELAM (1884-1958)
George Alexander ELAM

11. Myrtice ELAM (1884-1958)

Born November 28, 1884, in Scottdale, Dekalb County, GA.
Died 1958, in Scottdale, Dekalb County, GA.

Married Joseph Wardlaw JENKINS (1874-1934) on November 27, 1902.

Lucy Elizabeth JENKINS b: 22 AUG 1905
Florence Mabel JENKINS b: 26 AUG 1908 in Atlanta, GA
IX. Joseph Wardlaw JENKINS b: 22 MAR 1911
William Raymond JENKINS b: 31 JAN 1915
Lois Edith JENKINS b: 24 MAR 1918
Mary Louise JENKINS b: 15 MAR 1922
Shirley Ruth JENKINS b: 31 DEC 1927


Motto: Ducit amor patriae (Patriotism leads me)

The ancestors of the bearers of the name PHILLIPS were the ancient
Britons that inhabited the hills and moors of Wales. First found in Kent
where they were seated from very acient times. History reveals that the
family name is descended from Maximus, The Briton

1. Abraham PHILLIPS (1622-?)

Probably Born In Wales England abt. 1622
2. John PHILLIPS, born abt 1648 died Aug 1701
Jermiah PHILLIPS, born abt 1658 Married Anne Brooks June 3,1678.
Anne was born in 1657.
James PHILLIPS born abt 1660

2. John PHILLIPS (1648-1701)

Born in 1648.
Died in 1701 in North Farnham Pr, Virginia.
Married Elizabeth TOBIAS, born in 1652.
Elizabeth PHILLIPS, born Dec 3, 1674, in North Farnham,
Old Rappahonnack, Virginia. Before 1701 married
COLLINS, born around 1670 in Virginia.
John PHILLIPS, born Dec 23, 1676 in North Farnham,
Old Rappahonnack, Virginia. John died in 1715 in
North Farnham, Richmond Co., Virginia.
Bryant PHILLIPS, born Feb 13, 1677/1678 in North
Farnham, Old Rappahonnack, Virginia.
Mary PHILLIPS, born Oct 7, 1681 in North Farnham,
Richmond Co., Virginia.
Thomas PHILLIPS, born Oct 27, 1684 in North
Farnham, Old Rappahonnack, Virginia. Thomas died on Nov 1,
1739, in North Farnham, Richmond Co., Virginia, .
3. Tobias PHILLIPS was born on Jul 12, 1687.
Anne PHILLIPS was born Sep 23, 1690 in North Farnham, Richmond Co., Virginia,


Although this family can be documented by North Farnham Parish
Registers 1663-1814, records seem to be indication they are
connected to the earlier Lancaster Co., Va PHILLIPS families.
Mike Goad has documented some files pertaining to this connection:

"John and Eve Williams Sale of Land to John PHILLIPS, July 1, 1678"

Old Rappahannock County Virginia, Deeds and Wills (1677-1682) (Part I) 40
TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom these prsents shall come, Know yee
that I JOHN WILLIAMS of ye County of Rappae;, Taylor, doe by these prsents
for valuable consideracions to me paid have sole unto JOHN PHILLIPS of
ye County aforesaid, Planter, a certaine parcell of land included in a
Pattent of a Devident of land granted unto & procured by JOHN NEWMAN &
WM. FITZHIERBERT lying & being in ye County aforesaid & upon ye
Northwest side of MORATICO CREEK, ye said Parcell of land being pte. of ye
aforesaid Devident & is bounded as followeth, beginning at ye mouth of a
Creek runing out of MORATICO CREEK commonly known by ye name of ye
OLD MANS CREEK & from thence along ye said MORATICO CREEK to ye
extent of ye bounds of that line exprest in ye aforesaid Pattent & is bounded by ye
land wch was THOMAS STEVENS & from thence up into ye Woods bounding
upon ye said line of THOMAS STEVENS untill it meet wth ye branch of ye
said OLD MANS CREEK & from thence as ye said Creeke runs into ye first
Station To have & to hold ye said land vth all ye priviledges belonging
unto him ye said JOHN PHILLIPS his heires or assignes forever, wth all ye
priviledges belonging. In Witness whereof I have sett to my hand &
Seale ye Sixth day of Aprill 1678

Signed Sealed & Delivd. in prsence
of us WM.MEASURE,.................................................JOHN
(his mark) WILLIAMS

Recognitr in Cur Com Rappae: 3 die Juhi 1678

KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I EVE WILLIAMS, Wife of JOHN
WILLIAMS, do constitute my loveing Friend, JOHN INGOE to acknowledge my
right of a Deed of land to JOHN PHILLIPS as Witness my hand & Seale this 29th
day of Aprill 1678
Signed Sealed & Delivd in prsence
of us JOHN ALLEN..............................................EVE (her

WM (his mark) OKEES Recordatr xx2 die Juhi 1678

John PHILLIPS "Will of Ann Simpson, Mother-in-Law of John PHILLIPS,
August 24, 1685; Probated June 1690"

Lancaster County (VA) Wills 36, p. 6

CHAPPELL in the County of Lancastr: in Virga: Widdow, being weake in body
but of p:fect sence and memory (thanks be to God) doe make this my last Will
and Testamt. in manner and forme following: Imprs. I give and bequeth
my Soule unto God that gave it and my body to the Earth from wence it
came and as to my worldly goods which God hath bestowed me, I give and
bequeth as followeth;
Item. I give unto GEORGE PHILLIPS, Sone of JAMES PHILLIPS, one
two year old filley with all her encrease hereafter foreever;
Item. I give unto my Grand Sone,JAMES PHILLIPS, one two yeare old
Gelding which came of the old Mare if it can be found being at ye pr:sent
gone astray;
Item. I give and bequeth unto JANE CALLAHAN, the Wife of DARBE
CALLHAN, all the rest of my Estate, both of goods, chattels, cattle, horses,
mixed moveable and unmoveable as well as reall to her the said JANE
CALLAHAN and her heires forever; excepting one Shilling I give to my Sone in
Item. My Will is that my Sone in Law, DARBE CALLAHAN, shall pay and
deliver unto my Grand Daughter, ELIZABETH BRIM, upon the day of her
marriage or age of one and twenty yeares one two yeare old Mare; to have
and to hold the said Maire with all her encrease to her and her heires forever;
Item. My Will is that DARBE CALLAHAN and JANE his Wife bee my
Executors of this my last Will and Testament, revoking all other Wills by me
heartofore made; In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale
this 24th day of August 1685; Sealed and published as the last Will and
Testament of the said ANN SIMPSON
In Presence of JOHN STRETCHLEY.......................ANN SIMPSON

"Will of John PHILLIPS of Lancaster County VA, Jan 30, 1689/90"

Lancaster County, Virginia, Inventories and Wills No. 8, 1690 - 1709
36, 38 page 2
IN THE NAME OF GOD Amen, I JAMES PHILLIPS being sicke and weake
in body but of p:fect sense and memory praise bee to Almighty God, doe make
this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme as followeth; I
bequeth my Soule to God that gave it mee in hopes of Eternall Salvation
through the merits and mercy of Christ Jesus my Redeemer and my body
to the Earth from whence it was taken with Christian buriall and as for my worldly
Estate which the Lord in his mercy hath lent mee, I doe dispose of as followeth:

Secondly, I give unto my Sone, JAMES PHILLIPS, and his lawfull heires,
my Plantacon in the Freshes of Rappahanock where I did once live my
selfe, to have an equall share of tht Devident of Land with his other two
Brothers hereafter named, and in case my Sone, JAMES, should dye
without lawful issue, then his part to all to my Sone, GEORGE PHILLIPS,
and his lawfull heirs and if my Sone, GEORGE, dye without lawfull issue,
then to fall to my Sone, SAMUELL and his lawfull issue;

Thirdly, I give unto my Sone, GEORGE PHILLIPS, my Plantacon in the
Freshes of the Rappahanock that is by the side of the Cattyle Swamp, with
an equall share of the same devident that is to say a third part with his Brother,
JAMES, and in case my Sone, GEORGE, dye without lawfull issue, then his part
fall to my Sone, JAMES, and his lawfull issue and in case hee dye without issue,
then to fall to my Sone, SAMUELL, and his lawfull issue.
Fourthly, I give to my Sone, SAMUEL PHILLIPS, and his lawful heires,
one part of of my devident of land before menconed with his two Brothers,
dye without lawful issue then the land to returne as before menconed;

Fifthly, I give unto my Sone, JAMES PHILLIPS, and his heires forever,
one Negro called Aaron, likewise I give to him my Pistolls holsters
bridle and saddle and all my working tools and likewise one of my best
suites of clothes, and two shirts and two paire of Drawers and one Sword
and belt and what plate I have to be devided between my Sone JAMES, and
my Sone, GEORGE, likewise, I ive my Sone, JAMES, two Bibles, one Great
Seaman Booke in folio and a Booke called "The Practice of Piety," and
one new Catechisin and one new Booke of the same nature and hee to bee
possest with his Estate p:sently after my death;

Sixthly, I give unto my Sone, GEORGE PHILLIPS, and his heires forever,
one Negroe called by the name of Quendew, likewise I give him two books
called "The Exposition of the Assembly of (?)

Seventhly, I give unto my Wife, MARY PHILLIPS, dureing her life one
Negroe woman called by the name of Sarah, and after my wifes death, I give
the said Negroe to my Sone SAMUELL PHILLIIPS and further if there bee
any issue by the Negroe woman, the first childe when weanable I give to
my Sone James, and if there bee more issue, I give the second Childe to
my Sone, GEORGE, and if more, the next to my Sone, SAMUELL when
weanable and GEORGE PHILLIPS to bee delivered when weanable; I give
my Wife the Childe of my England Servts. labour, she paying what charges
belonging to him dureing his time yet being for the bringing up my Sone,

Eighthly, After my debts being paide, then the remaineing part of my
Estate reall and p:sonall that is not already disposed to bee equally devided
to my Wife and Children; And in case my Wife dye before my Sone,
SAMUELL comes of age, then my Sone, SAMUELL and his Estate to be
put in my Sone, JAMES PHILLIPS, hands till hee shall comeof age, so to the
deviding of my Estate in equall shares between my Wife and my three Sones
above menconed is my desire;

Ninethly, And further I do appoint my Sone, JAMES, and my Sone, GEORGE
PHILLIPS, whole and sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament, And
all the rest of my Books to bee devideed between the fore mentioned above;

And I appoint my loveing Frend, Mr. ANDREW JACKSON, Minister, to take
into his owne my Sone, GEORGE PHILLIPS, and his Estate bot p:sonell and
reall according to Will and for yor: trouble and care, I give him thirty p:cent
of the p:duce and proffit of my Sones Estate reall and p:sonell, you payeing
the charges till hee comes of age, likewise I desire you advise my Wife for the
rest; And likewise, I appoint Mr FRANCES DOUGHTY, Minister, to advise
and direct my Sone JAMES PHILLIPS, in all his concernes till hee shall come
of age, and in case of Mr. DOUGHTY death, then I request Mr. FRANCIS
TOLLEFORRO to the same office; And to the confirmacon hereof, I have
herunto set my hand and seale this the 30 day of January 1689/90.

Signed sealed and delivered in pr:sents of us
...............................................................JAMS PHILLIPS

Probat in Cur Com Lancastr: nono die Aprilis 1690. Teste JOHN

Anne PHILLIPS was found on "Bond of Anne PHILLIPS, Abraham Goad,
and Robert Reynolds for Inventory of the Estate of John PHILLIPS, July 7, 1714"

Deed Abstracts of Richmond County, Virginia, 1714 - 171546 p 240 KNOW
ALL MEN by these presents that we ANNE PHILLIPS, ABRAHAM GOAD and
ROBERT REYNOLDS of the County of Richmond are held and firmly bound
unto the Worshipll. her Maties. Justices of the peace for the said County
in the full and just sum of Two hundred pounds SterI., to the which
payment well and truely to be made we bind our selves our heirs firmly by
these presents; Sealed with our seals and dated the 7th day of July 1714
THE CONDITION of this obligation is such that if the above bound ANNE
PHILLIPS, Admrx. of all the goods chattells and creditts of JOHN
PHILLIPS deced., do make a true and perfect inventory of all the goods
chattells and creditts of the said deced., and the same so made do exhibit
into the County Court of Richmond at such time as she shall be thereunto
required by the said Court and the same goods chattells and creditts do
well and truely administer according to Law, and further do make a just
and true account of her actings and doing therein when thereto required
by the said Court and shall pay unto such persons respectively as the
said Justices by their order or Judgment pursuant to the Laws in that
case made and provided; And if it shall hereafter appear that any Last
Will and Testament was made by the said deced. and the Exr or Exrs.
therein named do exhibit the same in the said Court making request to
have it allowed and approved accordingly if ye said ANNE PHILLIPS being
thereunto required do render and deliver up her Letters of Administration
approbation of such Testament being first had and made in the said Court,
Then this obligation to be void and of none effect otherrwise to remaine
in full force and virtue Sealed and Delivered in the presence of

ANNE (her mark) PHILLIPS


Acknowledged in Richmond County Court the Seventh day of July 1714 by ANNE

3. Tobias PHILLIPS (1687-1739)

Born Jul 12, 1686/87, in North Farnham, Old Rappahonnack, Virginia or
Anne Arundel County, Maryland, conflicting sources.
Died Nov 1, 1739, in North Farnham, Richmond Co., Va.

Married in 1714, Hannah GOAD, born 11/1695 in in North Farnam Parish,
Richmond, Virginia. Hannah was the daughter of Abraham Goad and Joanne

Elizabeth PHILLIPS, born Nov 18, 1715 in Virginia.
Jane PHILLIPS, born in 1718 in Virginia.
Frances PHILLIPS, born on Mar 10, 1717/1718.
Richard PHILLIPS, born Jan 20, 1721/1722 in North Farnham, Richmond Co., VA.
Hannah PHILLIPS, born about 1724.
4. George PHILLIPS, born in 1725.

Tobias also had a mistriss by the name of Margaret LAWRENCE who was
born about 1709 in Wem, Shropshire County, England, and died Bef 1739 in
Old Rappahannock (now Richmond) Co., VA.
Thomas LAWRENCE was born about 1733 in Old Rappahonnock Co., Va,
married Lucy WAMMAC, born abt 1730. John died abt 1797 in Wilkes Co., NC.
John LAWRENCE born about 1731 in Old Rappahonnock Co., married CATE.

4. George PHILLIPS (1725-1786)

Born 1725 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond, Virginia
Died on June 8, 1786, in Lunenburg County, Virginia.

Married (1) Susannah Dyer (1722-1786) in 1744 in Richmond, Virginia.
in Brunswick, Virginia. Died before 1786 in Lunenburg County, Virginia.
Her father was John Henry DYER (1690-1766), born in York county,
Virginia. Wife's first name was Sarah. John Henry DYER's father was Edward

John PHILLIPS, Patriot
Born January 5, 1744/45, in Richmond, Virginia.
Died November 14, 1827, in Jessamine, Kentucky. Burried in TN.
Married 1 Rebeccah Pyewell POWELL, 2 Mary STOCKTON.

Gravestone inscription: John PHILLIPS, Virginia, PVT, 7 VA Regt, Rev
War, January 5 1745 - November 14, 1827. "Rachel, John, and Mary are
buried side by side in the Vann's Branch Cemetery, removed by goverment
engineers to create Dale Hollow Lake; graves now located on Star Point
Road, Byrdstown, Pickett County, Tennessee.

Born January 25, 1749/50, in North Farnham Parish, Richmond, VA.
Died July 2, 1808, in Greasy Creek, VA.
Burried in Plantantion Cemetery.
Married Margaret Peggy JENNINGS
Born in 1755 in Cumberland Parish, Lunenburg County, Virginia.
Died February 12, 1840, in Limestone County, Alabama.
Married Lilian Benford.
Born December 20, 1755, in North Farnham Parish, Richmond, VA.
Died after 1813 in Green County, Kentucky.
Married Cornelia ROBERTS, born on Feb 06, 1755 in French
Santee, SC.
Born in 1756 in Frederick County, Virginia
Married Letty HURT, born in 1760 in Lunenburg County, VA.
Born in 1757 in Lunenburg County, Lunenburg, Virginia
Born March 20, 1758, in North Farnham Parish, Richmond, VA.
Died after 1800 in Grayson, Virginia
Born in 1769 in Lunenburg County, Virginia
Born in 1770 in Lunenburg County, Virginia
Died July 14, 1829, Chester Co. South Carolina
Married Martin ELAM


Church of England, Parish Church of Bexley, Parish registers, 1565-1876
(Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1979).
Recorded is the baptism of Susannah, daughter of ROBERT DYER and SARAH.

Birth of George's five children (as well as death of Hannah) recorded
in the parish register of North Farnham, Richmond Co., Virginia. The
family apparently moved to Pittsylvania Co., VA, sometime between 1760 and
1768. See p. 2, Genealogy of William Tobias PHILLIPS, by Elza Cox, 1989.

LUNENBURG COUNTY, VIRGINIA, WILLS, 1746 - 1825, by Landon C. Bell

161. Dyer, Robert Henry 11-22-1764; 3-14-1765; W.B. 2/246
Mentions: Son-in-law: George PHILLIPS
Daughter: Susannah Phillip [sic]
Grandsons: Robert PHILLIPS, John PHILLIPS, Dyer PHILLIPS
Granddaughters: Mary PHILLIPS (sister of Robert and John
PHILLIPS), Mary Dyer (daughter of son
Robert Dyer), Martha Dyer (daughter of
son Robert Dyer)
Executors: George PHILLIPS, Reps Jones
Witnesses: Sam'l Meanley, William Rhodes, James Amoss.

393. PHILLIPS, George 12-14-1785; 6-8-1786; W.B. 3/248
Mentions: Wife: Ann PHILLIPS
Daughters: Betsey PHILLIPS, Mary ELAM (wife of Martin ELAM), Martha White
Executor: Dyer PHILLIPS (son)
Witnesses: Charles Hamlin, George Brown, George (his X mark) Meanley.
John PHILLIPS is mentioned as a grandson of John Henry Dyer, child of
his daughter Susannah Dyer and George PHILLIPS.

More on Tobias PHillips (1749-1808):

From Elza B.Cox, The Genealogy of William Tobias PHILLIPS, Alice
(Elsie) B. Henson, (Copyright 1989), p. 3 & 4.

Pittsylvania County Deed Book 3, page 211, 14 Dec 1772, Hannah Dodson
conveyed 5 slaves to Tobias PHILLIPS
Pittsylvania County Deed Book 4, page 53, 12 April 1774, Hannah Dodson
conveyed 150 acres on Pigg River to Tobias.
Pittsylvania County Deed Book 8, page 518, April 10, 1790, Hannah
Dodson conveyed 100 acres to Tobias.

1778: April 28, Tobias PHILLIPS was listed on the Master Roll of Militia
Company of Capt. Jonathan Isom.
1781: Tobias and Margaret moved to Montgomery (now Floyd) County, VA
and settled on Greasy Creek (branch of Big Reed Island) near the Grayson
(now Carroll) County line.
1782: Tobias was taxed in Montgomery County, VA and enlisted in the Militia
of Montgomery County in Capt. William Bobbit. May 2, 1782, Tobias proved
claim for 22/6 for provisions furnished to the Montgomery Militia under
Major Cloyd while they were in search of Tories. Oct 10, 1782, Tobias
PHILLIPS survey of 190 acres of land on Greasy Creek. Montgomery County Tax
List, 1782, Tobias PHILLIPS recorded as having 1 tithe (one son over age 21),
3 slaves, 4 horses, 19 head of cattle.

(May have gone back to Pittsylvania County for a time)

1786: Montgomery County, VA, Survey Book D, page 252, April 20, 1786, Tobias
PHILLIPS entered a survey for 370 acres.

1792: Pittsylvania County, VA, Deed Book 9, page 293, Oct. 12, 1792, a
Tobias PHILLIPS of Pittsylvania County conveyed 150 acres of land on Pigg
River to a Joseph Towler. Pittsylvania County, VA, Deed Book 9, page 295,
Oct 12, 1792, Tobias PHILLIPS conveyed 100 acres of land to Joseph Towler.

Grayson County tax lists, 1795 to 1806, Tobias PHILLIPS listed as taxed.

1808: May 24, 1808, Tobias attended court.

"The Smith manuscript, among others, states that Tobias was found laying
in Indian Creek in the year 1808. The horse on which he was riding when
he was last seen alive was wandering nearby." He was a wealthy man at the
time of his death, owning several hundred acres in Montgomery (now Floyd)
and Grayson (now Carroll) counties.

Will of Tobias PHILLIPS

This the twelfth day of February in the year of our Lord One Thousand
Eight Hundred and Six, I do make this my last will and testament being
weak in body but sound in memory. First, I recommend my body to the dust
and my spirit to God that gave it. And for the desposing of my worldly
possessions first, I do give and bequeath unto my daughter, Hannah
Hanson One dollar out of my estate. And to my daughter, Franky at her
coming of age I give Twenty pounds and a feather bed and furniture and
cow and calf and other property to valuation. And further I give and
bequeath to my other two daughters, Nancy and Rachel each of them a
feather bed and furniture and cow and calf and other property to
valuation to make them 20 pounds each. Further to my sons namely, John,
Joseph and Jehu I give and bequeath at their coming of age to each of
them a horse to be valued at 20 pounds or to be made up to that
valuation out of my estate. Furthur I do leave unto my loving wife,
Peggy PHILLIPS all the rest of my real and personal estate during her
natural life or widowhood, and at her second marriage or decease then
to be disposed of to my children and grandchildren hereafter named to wit:
William PHILLIPS, Thomas PHILLIPS, Robert PHILLIPS, John PHILLIPS, Richard
PHILLIPS, Joseph PHILLIPS, and Jehu PHILLIPS, daughters, Molly Quesenberry,
Franky PHILLIPS ,Betsy Dalton, Janey Cock, Nancy PHILLIPS and Rachel
PHILLIPS, and to my daughter, Hannah's four children namely: John Hanson, and William Hanson, Anne Hanson and Peggy Hanson to wit: to each of them an equal
part of my estate real and personal except my four grandchildren here-to-fore
named to heir, but one child's part and in the willing of legacies I mentioned not my oldest children they having received their parts. And lastly I do constitute, and ordain my loving wife Peggy PHILLIPS Executrix and my loving friend, Andrew Cock Executor to this my last will and testament.
Tobias PHILLIPS (seal) Signed sealed witnessed the day and year above written:
George Smith
Thomas Dinkins
Ephriam Courman
Grayson County Court March 1809. This last will and testament of Tobias
PHILLIPS,deceased, was proven in court by the oaths of Thomas Dickins
and George Smith subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded.
Martin Dickinson

5. Mary PHILLIPS (?-1829)

Born in 1770 in Lunenburg County, Virginia
Died July 14, 1829, Chester Co. South Carolina

Married on June 9, 1775, Martin ELAM (1755-1826).
Mary was the daughter of George PHILLIPS (1725-1786) and Susanna DYER .

IX. Joseph Wardlaw JENKINS (1911-1981)

Birth: March 22, 1911.
Death: May 13, 1981.
Father: Joseph Wardlaw JENKINS
Mother: Myrtice ELAM
Married Margaret OVERTON (1917-1978)



The Anglo-Saxon name HATCHER was established when the family resided
near a hatch or gate which in most cases led to a forest, but occasionally
led to a sluice. Firs found in Lincolnshire where they were anciently
seated as Lords of the Manor of Carby from very acient times some say
before the Norman Conquest by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 A.D.

1. William HATCHER (1613-1680)

Born about 1613 in England.
Died befor March 31, 1680, in Henrico Co, VA.

SOURCE: HATCHER Family Genealogy Center
Reference Number: 17005

Married Unknown

Edward HATCHER born about 1636 in Henrico Co, VA.
William HATCHER born about 1638 in Henrico Co, VA.
2. Henry HATCHER born about 1639 in Henrico Co, VA.
Jane HATCHER born about 1641 in Henrico Co, VA.
Benjamin HATCHER born about 1644 in Henrico Co, VA.
Susannah HATCHER born about 1646 in Henrico Co, VA.


Henrico County, Virginia Wills and Deeds, 1677-1705
Compiled by Benjamin B Weisinger III

Ages as given by Deposition in County Records 1677-1705
August 1, 1676, p.27 - William HATCHER, 63
December 2, 1678, p.66 - Edward HATCHER, 46
April 1, 1679, p.89 - Benjamin HATCHER, 35
June 2, 1679, p.100 - Edward HATCHER, 46
Novemer 10, 1679, p.112 - Edward HATCHER, 36 or 37
April 1, 1680, p.125 - Benjamin HATCHER, 36
October 10, 1681, p.184 - Edward HATCHER, 46
April 1, 1685, p.313 - Benjamin HATCHER, 43
February 2, 1686, p.410 - William HATCHER, 27
December 1, 1687, p.471 - Ben HATCHER, 40
February 1, 1691, p.286 - John HATCHER (son of Edward), 18

It is commonly believed that William HATCHER descended from the Careby
HATCHERs of Lincolnshire, England, and many books and family trees
record this belief, some claiming his father to be a Thomas HATCHER,
others claiming William HATCHER.

After more than 10 years of researching the English records and
documents, Emory HATCHER, through a professional British genealogist,
has disproved all possible HATCHER males of the Careby HATCHERs as the
father of William with one exception. One Henry HATCHER simply disappears
from the records after 1599. There is no evidence that this Henry is
William's father, but because of the lack of records simply cannot be
completely eliminated as a possibility.

Another source of controversy is the name of William's wife. She has
been recorded as Alice Emmerton, Mary, Sarah, Mary Sarah Smith, and
Marion Newport. There has been no evidence found to my knowledge
proving the name of William's wife. In June 1999 the Jamestown Society
accepted the thesis of Jerry Proudfit of Atlanta, GA, that William was
not married when he arrived in this country. His argument was based on
the fact that had William arrived with a wife and child, Edward, who is
believed to have been born in England c1633, William would have claimed
an additional 100 acres for importing his wife and child. He did not do
this. This is the basis for correcting Edward's likely birthdate to 1637.

1636: Virginia Land Patent Book No 1, Part 1, p 40: 1 June 1636:
William HATCHER is granted 200 ac Henrico Co on Appomatuck River "near
to the land of Elizabeth Warde, widow", 50 for his personal adventures
and 150 for transporting 3 persons including himself. Near to the land
of Pearse and Mary Box.

1637: From "Early Virginia Immigrants, 1623-1666". These 3 importees were
Alice Emmerton, Richard Radford, and John Winchester. And in 1637 William
again imported 3 people: Benjamin Gregory, Thomas Browne, and Charles Howell.

1661: The following is the only record found to date that seems to prove
the existence of William, Jr. What is puzzling though, is that this land
was purchased by William, Jr and Henry in 1661 indicating that both were
born before 1640.

Valentine Papers (Virginia), Vol. 1-4, 1864-1908

Nathaniel Bacon Esq. decd. of Curles in Henrico Parish and Co. Thos.
Jarvis, of Kignotang, Elizabeth City Co., Gent. who married the Relict
of and is Trustee of the estate of said Bacon. deed from Edward HATCHER.
Consideration 1100 pds. of Tobacco paid by said Bacon decd. to sd.
HATCHER. 50 acres in Varina adjoining land formerly belonging to the
widow Parker, now in possession of Wm. Byrd, Esq. and is part of a
dividend of 200 acres formerly belonging to William Dawkes, being purchased of
Robert Bullington and Henry Rowing and Alice, his wife, by Wm. HATCHER Jr.
and Henry HATCHER by two conveyances Feb. 1, 1661, and conveyed
by Henry HATCHER to Edward HATCHER Aug. 20, 1667. Mary, wife of
said Edward HATCHER, relinquishes her dower. Recorded-April 1, 1694.

We currently show Edward born c1637, William born c1639, and Jane born
c1640. If we now give Henry a birth date of before 1640, we would have
a number of children born in a very tight time span. It is of course
possible that William arrived here earlier than the assumed 1635 and
that he may have been born a few years earlier than 1613.

Based on the above deed, it seems likely that Edward was born c1636,
William c1638, and Henry c1639, and Jane c1641.

1636: William HATCHER came into this country about 1635 and figured
conspicuously as a resident of Henrico. On June 1 1636 he received a patent
for land for the importation of himself and three others into the colony.
In the land grant office in Richmond are recorded the several grants of
land issued to this William HATCHER, in Book 1, page 433, 850 acres;
Book 1, page 559, 150 acres; Book 6 page 529, 227 acres.

1637: William received several grants for land. From "Cavaliers and Pioneers,
Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants", by Nell Marion Nugent,
Vol 1; Virginia State Library and Archives, Richmond 1992: Patent Book
1, Part 1, page 433, July 10, 1637 shows 850 acres; Book 1, Part 2,
page 559, May 29, 1638 shows 150 acres for transporting 3 persons;

1644: In their beginnings in Henrico, the HATCHERs...were very well to
do people. William HATCHER, the immigrant became a member of the House of
Burgesses from the County of Henrico and served in that capacity in 1644,
1645, 1646, 1649, and 1652. Colonial Virginia Register, p. 65; 5 V. 98.

"A Little Parliament, The Virginia General Assembly in the Seventeenth
Century", Library of Virginia, 2004, Warren M. Billings [citing
"Journals of the House of Burgesses, 1619-1658, p. 59 and 93] says the

1654: As William HATCHER learned, even nonmembers who aspersed the dignity
of the House or its officers suffered speedy censure. The troubles began
in October 1654, when HATCHER, a former burgess [member of the assembly]
from Henrico County, accused Edward Hill of blasphemy and atheism.
Serious allegations under any circumstances, HATCHER's assumed larger
proportions because of Hill's prominence as a senior militia officer and
a former Speaker. HATCHER could not sustain his charges in the Quarter
Court, which dismissed them. The matter should have ended once the
court "cleered the said Coll. Edward Hill," but HATCHER was foolhardy.
When the General Assembly convened in November, Hill's colleagues again
elected him Speaker, and HATCHER laid his slurs before the House. This
time, though, he compounded the insinuations by asserting that "the
mouth of his house was a Devil." Affronted by such contempt for their
Speaker, the members hauled HATCHER before the bar of the House and forced
him on bended knee to acknowledge "his offence unto the said Coll. Edward
Hill and Burgesses of this Assembly; which accordingly was performed and
then he the said HATCHER dismist paying his fees."

1658: William HATCHER was again Burgess in March 1658-9. So far as the
extant records show, this was his last public service; but the temper which
induced him to denounce Speaker Hill, got him into trouble at the time of
Bacon's Rebellion. At a court held by the Governor and Council, March
15, 1676-7, "William HATCHER being brought before the court for uttering
divers mutinous words tending to the disquiett of this his Majesty's countrey,
and it being evidently made appeare what was layd to his charge by divers
oaths, and a jury being impanelled to assesse the damages, who bring in
their verdict that they award the said HATCHER to pay ten thousand
pounds of tobacco and caske, which verdict of the jury this honourable
court doth confirme: but in respect the said HATCHER is an aged man, the
court doth order that the said HATCHER doe pay with all expedition eight
thousand pounds of drest porke unto his Majestie's Commander of his
forces in Henrico county. for the supply of the souldiers, which if he
fayle to doe, that he pay eight thousands pounds of tobacco and caske
the next cropp, and pay costs." He was much more fortunate than most who
took part in this rebellion which was called by Bancroft the "Harbinger of
American Nationality". Many were committed to prison and were condemned of
all Or most of their property, which, incidentally was given to friends and
supporters of the King. The citizens of Henrico Co sent the King a list of
their grievances and requested that they be heard. This manuscript signed by:
Wilber ELAM, John Pleasants, Solomon Knibbe, and Will HATCHER. This was
reported in "The History of Henrico Co, VA".

"Virginia Colonial Abstracts - Charles City County [VA], Court Orders,
1658-1661", p 182:

Newport on Rhoad Island this 31 of Jan'ry 1658 Know all men to whom
this present writeing shall come that we whose names are here Underwritten
Robt Potter Agent unto mr George Potter of the Virginia being mer'cht
of the Barq' Black bird and Mathew Bunne marrin'r and m'r of the aforesd
Barq' and we wanting effects to carry on our designe to retourne unto
Geo: Potter of Virginia mer'cht, In regard we wanted sails rigging
cables and ancho'rs as also provi'con for our voyage and money to pay
Seamens wages, And we finding so much favour w'th mr Wm Breuton that he
was pleased to furnish us w'th one hundred thirty and six pounds nineteene
shillings ster' for w'ch aforemenconed sume of 1361. 19s. OO we have
ingaged mr George Potter w'th the aforemen'coned Barq' Blackbird w'th
our selves personally and Jointly to make paymt unto the aforesd Breuton
according to our ingagemts w'ch then we hoped might have beene performed
soone after this time, but the sharpnesse of the winter proveing contrary
to expectation, and our provision being spent, and we being in want
of more provision, and also in want of some cloathing and being relieved
by the aforesd Breuton w'th thirty one pounds tenn shillings sterl
moer and to the end the sd Breuton may be secured, we in behalfe of our
Imployer mr George Potter have wholly and absolutely sold unto Wm
Breuton mer'cht all the right title and interest whatsoever the aforesd
Geo: Potter formerly had and now hath in the Barq' called the Blackbird w'th
w'tsoever is or doth belong unto her in any knd and also w't goods is
now aboard that did or doth belong unto either of us as Agents unto the
sd George Potter; Giveing and granting unto the sd Breuton full and
peaceable possession of the sd Barq' and goods for him and his peaceably
to enjoy for ever, provided that in case the sd Barq' Blackbird do safely
arrive at Virginia that the sd George Potter w'thin two dayes after
her arriveall do putt in suffic't securitie unto the sd Breuton or his
assgs to the value of three hundred pounds sterl to make paymt in kind
and at the time that Robt Potter and Mathew Bunne have given ingagemts
to performe in the behalfe of the sd Geo Potter and themselves, and to
make good paymt but the sd Breuton or his assgs according to agreem't
w'th them then the sd Blackbird w'th what then shall belong unto her
and what goods or provicons that doth then belong unto her, is to be
deliverd into the hands and possession of the aforesd Geo: Potter or
his ord'r peaceably to possesse and enjoy as his owne proper right But
in case security be Denyed and refused to be given by the sd Geo: Potter
as is above expressed then the abovesd Wm Breuton him or his heirs ex'rs
admrs or assgs is quietly and peaceably to enjoy the aforesd Barq'
Blackbird and goods for ever w'thout any trouble or molestacon from the
aforesd Geo: Potter or any under him or by his meanes or any that doth or
shall apperteine unto him In sittnes whereof we have hereunto sett our hands
and seales the day and yeare first written. Robert Potter the seale.
Wit: John Gibbs, Roland Moes, Tho: Parram [Perram], Peleg Sanford.

p 183. Abstract. Ackm't made by "my Agents" to Mr Breuton and assignment
endorsed by "Mr HATCHER, Mr Randolph and my self". "Howell Pryse to
acknowledge the same in my name". Dated 14th Mar. 1658/9. Signed George
Potter. Rec 4 June 1659.

1659: [Note: Index shows "Buns sale of a barq".] p 184. Abstract. Mathew
Bunne, Agt for Mr Wm Breuton of "Rode Island merch't", assigns to Geo
Potter, Wm HATCHER and Henry Randolph, all right in the vessel "Blackbird".
Signed Mathew Bunne. Wit: Rich Webley, Ho Pryse Cl, John fflowers. Howell
Pryse authorized to confirm above. Signed Mathew Bunne. Rec 4 June 1659.

From "Cavaliers & Pioneers", p 154, Vol 2:

1674: Patent Book 6 page 529. Mr Will HATCHER, 227 acs, Henrico Co, S side
James Riv, 26 Sept 1674, Bet. Gilbert ELAM & Henry Lown. Trans of 5 pers:
Tho. Childers, Sarah Poynter, Hen. Davernett, Edwd Stringer, Ann Fryer.

1680: The Will of William HATCHER, 1614-1680:

Att a Court Holden at Varina
For the County of Henrico the first day of April (by his Majesties
Justices of the Peace for said County) in the year of our Lord God 1680
and in the thirty-second year of the reign of our sovereign Lord, Charles
The Second by the grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland,
King defender of the faith.

IN THE NAME OF GOD (amen) I William HATCHER being in perfect memory
but now stricken in years do make my last Will and Testament in manner and
form following. In primus I give and bequeath my spirit to Almighty God
who gave it to me whensoever it shall please him to call me out of this
sinful world and my body to the ground. Item: I give unto Thomas Burton,
Jr. the plantation between the land of Mr. Henry Lound and the land
of Gilbert ELAM to wit: two hundred and twentysix acres, his choice of
all my horses or mares, one heifer called blackchops, a young ewe, and a
years schooling and clothes, till he reaches the age of seventeen
years, to the confirmation of which I have hereunto set my hand and
affixed my seal this two and twentieth day of February, 1676/7.

Signed and sealed in the presence of: John Pleasants, Henry Gee

Memorandum before the signing and sealing hereof, I do bequeath unto
the above mentioned Thomas Burton Jr. the second choice of all my
furniture thereunto belonging. s/Will HATCHER

Filed in Henrico County Court the first day of April 1680 by ye oath of
Henry Gee and the testamony of John Pleasants who (being a Quaker)
refused to sweare but only affirms that it to be HATCHER's deed, these
two being witnesses to ye same.

Test: Hugh Davis, Dep Clerk of Court

Another translation of the Will of William HATCHER, Henrico County,
VA., Will and Deed Book Part 1, pg 121. Will of William HATCHER
(Burton-Allen/HATCHER Anthology p 236, The Colonial Genealogist,
from an article by Glenn M. Turnell, FAS).

To Thomas Burton Jr. the land between Mr. Henry Lound and Gilbert
ELAM containing 226 acres, his choice of all of my horses and mares, one
heifer, one Ewwe, a yars schooling, and clothes until he arrives at 17
years of age. 20 February 1676/7. Wit John Pleasants and Henry Gee.
Before signing, "I give also to Thomas Burton Jr. the second choice of
all my bed and furniture." Recorded 1 April 1680 (see patent 26 Sept 1674).

From "The Family of Bartholomew Stovall, Volume 1, by Neil Thompson.

His Will, made when he was "well stricken in years" dated 1676/7, was
proved 1 April 1680. It names no executor or residuary legatee and in
fact mentions no child at all. On 26 September 1674 he had procured a
patent for 227 acres of land in Henrico County; this land he devised
for life to Thomas Burton Jr. together with the latter's choice of his
horses and mares, one heifer, one Ewe, a years schooling, and clothing
until he arrives at the age of seventeen, also the second choice of his
bed and its furniture. Such a Will is more like a deed of a gift to one
particular relative rather than a Will; the rest of his property was
permitted to pass as in intestacy, and on 1 April 1680 Edward and Benjamin
HATCHER, William HATCHER's surviving sons made a gift to the minor children
of their deceased brother Henry of cattle and other personal property out of
the estate of William HATCHER and then divided the residue among themselves.

Henrico County, Virginia, Wills and Deeds, 1677-1705
Compiled by Benjamin B Weisinger III, p.122

Agreement between Benjamin HATCHER and Robert Sharpe, both inhabitants
of Henrico Co.: There is now a tract in the county called Varina,
lately in possession of William HATCHER, dec'd, and claimed at law by
said Robert Sharpe, and the right of said William since his death being
derived to said Benjamin HATCHER, and also claimed by said Sharpe. Now
for valuable consideration to both parties and to avoid future suits about
the tract, 200 acres, they agree the land should be divided equally;
and Robert shall have first choice. 31 March 1680.
Wit: Wm Randolph, Hugh Davis
Sig: Ben HATCHER, Robt. (RS) Sharpe
1 April 1680

Henrico County, Virginia, Wills and Deeds, 1677-1705
Compiled by Benjamin B Weisinger III, p.127 -

April 1, 1680, Edward HATCHER, son of William HATCHER, of Varina Parish,
Henrico Co., dec'd, to Benjamin HATCHER, son of said William HATCHER,
for sake of quiet and peaceable settlement of estate left by their
father and to avoid future suits and quarrels, confer each to the other
1/2 of personal estate left by their father. Edward grants to Benjamin 200
acres of land at Varina, lately in occupation of said William, and one
tract called "Pigg in the Bole" in same county, near land of Thomas
Holmes, 100 acres; also one tract called "Turkey Island", 150 acres.
Benjamin confirms to Edward a tract known as "Necke of Land", 400 acres;
also one plantation between Gilbert ELAM and Henry Lound, 250 acres,
lately in occupation of Thomas Wood.
Wit: Tho. Cocke, Richard Cocke, Sr.
Signed: Edward (EH) HATCHER
p.129 - Identical deed of same date, signed: Ben HATCHER

2. Henry HATCHER (1639-1677)

Born about 1639 in Henrico Co, VA.
Died in August, 1677, in Henrico Co, VA.

Married in Henrico Co, VA. around 1662, Anne Lound, born about 1638,
died in 1708.

Ann HATCHER born around 1663 in Henrico Co, VA.
3. Henry HATCHER born around 1665 in Henrico Co, VA.
Mary HATCHER born around 1667 in Henrico Co, VA.
William HATCHER born around 1669 in Henrico Co, VA.
Martha HATCHER born around 1671 in Henrico Co, VA.


Note: We have the following from "THE HISTORY OF PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY
VIRGINIA" by Maude Carter Clement, p 10 Re: Indians

1671:"......About 1671 Captain Wm. Byrd became an active competitor of
Major Wood for the Indian trade. There were other independent traders,
such as Henry HATCHER, who reported to Major Wood details of Needham's
death at the hand of the Occaneechi and when Byrd visited his estate
of Eden in North Carolina in 1733, he saw cut upon a great beech the
inscription: "J. H., H. H., B. B. lay here the 24th of May 1673." Mrs.
Clement goes on to say the initials read Joseph HATCHER, Henry HATCHER
and Benjamin Bullington, three Indian traders who camped under that tree
sixty years before......"

The above story has been found in a number of books but I must take
exception to the notion these initials "read" anything at all and that
Mrs Clement is making a wild assumption in claiming J H is Joseph HATCHER.
There has never been found a Joseph HATCHER in this particular family.
Based on the document written by Abraham Wood, I will make the
assumption that J H "reads" John Hasecoll - Indian John. Since Indian
John was often used as a guide to locate the constantly moving tribes,
it seems to make perfect sense that Indian John would be the guide for
Henry HATCHER and Ben Bullington.

1674: An edited version of a letter from Abraham Wood to John Richards,
August 22, 1674 (full version in separate file):

The good successes of the last journey by my men performed gave me
great hopes of a good success in the latter for I never heard from nor
anything after I employed Mr. James Needham past from Aeno, an Indian
town two days' journey beyond Occhonechee, in safety. But now begins the
tragic scene of mishap. Upon the 27th of January following, I received a
flying report by some Indians that my men were killed by the Tomahittans
passing over their river as they were returning. Now daily came
variable reports of their miscarriage. All Indians spoke darkly to hide
the truth from being discovered for fear the guilt of the murder would be
layed upon themselves. I sent another man out to inquire what might be
found out of truth in the business, but before his return upon the 25th
of February came one Henry HATCHER, an Englishman, to my house who had
been at Occhonechee trading with those Indians, and tells me that my
man I last sent out was stopped there by the Occhonechees from going any
further until HATCHER pursuaded them to let my man pass, which they did
accordingly. This HATCHER further told me that Mr. James Needham was
certainly killed at his going out, but by whom he knew not, but as the
Occhonechees said by the Tomahittans that went with him, but said
HATCHER I saw the Occhonechee Indian known by the name of John, a fat
thick bluff faced fellow, have Mr. James Needham's pistols and gun in
his hand, as the Indian himself told HATCHER.

This Indian John by his Indian name is called Hasecoll. Now you are to
note that this Indian John was one that went with Mr. James Needham and
my man Gabriel Arthur at the first to the Tomahittans and returned with
Mr. James Needham to my house where he the said John received a reward
to his content and agreed with me to go again with him. And endeavor
his protection to the Tomahittans and to return with Mr. James Needham
and my man to my house the next spring and to that end received half
his pay in hand. The rest he was to receive at his return. My poor man
Gabriel Arthur all this while captivated all this time in a strange
land, where never Englishman before had set foot, in all likelihood either
slain, or at least never likely to return to see the face of an
Englishman, but by the great providence and protection of God almighty
still survives which just God will not suffer just and honest endeavors
to fall quite to the ground. Maugre the devil and all his adherents.

Colonial Wills of Henrico County, Virginia, part one 1654-1737
Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III:

1677: p. 33 Whereas Henry HATCHER, late of the county of Henrico, Va.
dec'd died without a will, his widow and relict Anne HATCHER, is appointed
administrator, and is to present an inventory at the next court.
Recorded 1 Sept. 1677.

Henrico County, Virginia, Court Orders, 1678-1693, compiled by Benjamin
B Weisinger III, p.55:
1678: Henry Lound of Varina Parish, Henrico Co., for good will & affection
to my grandchildren as follows: To Anne HATCHER, 2 cows, 1 yearlin, 1
steer; to Henry HATCHER, Mary HATCHER, William HATCHER, and Martha HATCHER,
2 brown cows, and to said Mary and Martha 1 mare. These four children
to be possessed of this at age 15. Anne HATCHER to have hers at 15 or
marriage.........20 Aug 1678.

Henrico County, Virginia, Wills and Deeds, 1677-1705
Compiled by Benjamin B Weisinger III, p.121 -

1680: We, Edward HATCHER and Benjamin HATCHER, do give to our couzens,
the children of our brother Henry HATCHER, the following:
To Henry HATCHER and William HATCHER, 2 mares, 2 heifers and 1 feather
bed and 2 gunns, to be divided when the first comes of age.
To the three daughters Anne, Mary, and Martha HATCHER, all daughters
of one brother Henry HATCHER, these things to be divided when the first
comes of age: 3 heifers, 1 mare. All to be put into hands of Mr. Henry
Lound, guardian to said children.
Dated 1 April 1680
Wit: Tho. Cocke, Richard Cocke, Sr.
Signed: Edward (EH) HATCHER, Ben HATCHER
Recorded 1 April 1680

Henrico Co, VA, Reel 4A, p 421:

1686: Henrico Co, VA Orphans Court, January 1. It is ordered that Henry
HATCHER do appear at the next court to discharge the secretary from the
estate given him and his brother William by their uncles Edward and
Benjamin HATCHER and Mr Lound promises to give him notice of this order.

1693: On June 1, Anne married a man named Moody in Henrico Co, VA.

Henrico Co, VA Book 3, p 153:

1697: August 20, Mr Henry Lound guardian to Henry HATCHER's orphans now
released, all orphans now being of age.

The above records can be used to determine the birth years for Henry's
children. These children seem to be identified in the sequence of their
birth in all records as follows: Anne, Henry, Mary, William and Martha.
All were minors - the girls under 18 (born 1660-1677) and the boys
under 21 (born 1657-1677). Henry Lound's gift to these children in 1678
shows that Anne is under 15 (born after 1662).

From Henrico County, Virginia, Wills and Deeds, 1677-1705, compiled by
Benjamin B Weisinger III, p.55, we find a deed witnessed by Henry
HATCHER dated 8 Nov 1688. Henry was likely at least 18 when he witnessed
this deed, so born 1670 or earlier. The Orphan's Court record of 1686
discharges the secretary's responsibilities for Henry and William. This
would indicate Henry was now 21 and born 1665.

We can now attempt to establish birth years as follows:

Anne bn 1663, md 1681 at age 18
Henry bn 1665, md c1690 at age 25
Mary bn 1667, marriage date unknown
William bn 1669, died c1694
Martha bn 1671, md 1699 at age 28.

Captain Henry Lound was Anne's father. He was born around 1618 and died
between July and November of 1708, in Henrico Co, VA. He married Anne
(?). His children were Anne Lound and Mary Batte.

1708: Will of Henry Lound

Henry Lound of Varina Parish, Henrico Co., for good will & affection to
my grandchildren as follow: To Anne HATCHER, 2 cows, 1 yearling, 1
steer; to Henry HATCHER, Mary HATCHER, William HATCHER, and Martha HATCHER,
2 brown cows, and to said Mary and Martha 1 mare. These four children
to be possessed of this at age 15. Anne HATCHER to have hers at 15 or
marriage. If they die under age, then said livestock goes to the (rest missing).

In his will dated July 1708, probated Nov 1708, Henry Lound names his
grandson Henry HATCHER and granddaughters Ann Ward, Mary Tanner, and
Martha Blanks.

Will abstract of Henry Lound:

To daughter Mary Batte, 258 acres joining Capt. John Worsham, being 1/2
of my patent (the other 1/2 already disposed of by William Ligon)
To daughter Anne Moody, items
To daugther Mary Batte, negro girl Betty
To grandson Henry HATCHER, 1 shilling
To grandaughter Anne Ward, 1 shilling
To grandaughter Mary Tanner, 1 shilling
To grandaughter Martha Blanks, 1 shilling
To grandson William Ligon, 1 gray mare

To grandaughter Elizabeth Ligon, livestock and items All the
rest of estate to daughter Mary Batte, and she is to be executor.
Dated 2 July 1708
Wit: Thomas Chamberlayne, John Wooldridge, William Rollo, Charles Roberts
Presented in court 1 Dec. 1708 by Mary Batte, widow, the executor, and recorded.

Henrico County, Virginia, Wills and Deeds, 1677-1705
Compiled by Benjamin B Weisinger III
Court Orders 1678-1693, p.55

From "Colonial Wills of Henrico County, VA, Part One 1654-1737,"
compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III
Henrico Records, Vol 1706-1709, 27 W, p 192.

After the death of her first husband, Henry HATCHER, Anne Lound HATCHER
married a Mr Moody. On June 1, 1693, she was living at Waynoak, about 5
miles east of Herren Creek, about 20 miles SE of modern Richmond, VA.

Anne's will was probated on 12/1/1708. Will mentions granddaughter Ann Ward.

3. Henry HATCHER (1665-1742)

Born about 1665 in HenricoCo, VA.
Died in 1742, HenricoCo, VA. (now Chesterfield Co).

Married about 1693 in Virginia, Dorothy Hardaway, born in 1665.

Josiah HATCHER born about 1703 in Henrico Co, VA.
Samuel HATCHER born about 1706 in Henrico Co, VA.
4. Henry HATCHER born about 1710 in Henrico Co, VA.


From Letter found in S C Moore's notes:

From Col Leroy Tilton to Russel Everett Mooney:

Henry HATCHER (Senior) certainly died early in 1677/78 (admn by Ann in Feb.)
Deeds of gift from their grandfather Henry Lound and from their uncles,
Benjamin and Edward show that they had at least Ann, Henry, Mary,
William, and Martha named in about that order. (A Matthew is also
mentioned once, but this may be a misreading for Martha) therefore it may
be estimated that Henry and Ann married about 1667 and that Henry Jr
was born c1670; therefore a birth date of c1672 is in order.

On 1 June, 1693, Henry HATCHER's servant deposed concerning a trip to
Henry HATCHER's father-in-law James Batte at Herren's Creek in Charles
City Co. So I thought the matter settled. But Mr Gardiner finds that a
John Hardaway, Jr on 13 April 1693 being aged 15 years, chose as his
guardian his brother-in-law Henry HATCHER of Henrico.

I find that a John Hardaway was living at least as late as 15 October
1679 (granted adm on estate of Ebbett Harris (C C Orders 1677-1679, p
407), and James Batte was married to a Mrs Hardaway at least by 4
December 1689, (C C Orders 1687-1695, p 267).

Consequently, Dorothy was not the daughter of James Batte and Mrs
Frances Hardaway which would have justified both of the relationships
on record as of 1693. If she was a daughter of James Batte by a former
marriage of his, then and then only was James Batte brother-in-law to
Henry HATCHER in 1693. If she were a daughter of John and Frances and then
only would John Hardaway, Jr be justified in calling Henry his brother-in-law.

According to Jerry Proudfit: After the death of John Hardaway, Frances
md. James Batte/Batty prior to 12/4/1689, in CharlesCityCo, VA. There
apparently was only one child of this union, daughter Mary, who md.
Samuel Markham, was widowed and then md. William Parsons. Henry
was md. to Dorothy Hardaway in 1690 in HenricoCo, VA.

From Katherine Harbury:

John Hardaway correctly described Henry HATCHER as his brother-in-law
when he was 15 in that Charles City County record (Charles City Co. Va.
Order Book 1687-95), p. 207. Moreover, the 1739 will of childless Edith
(Hardaway) Tyler-Pierce in York County named her brother Thomas
Hardaway, Dorothy HATCHER, Elizabeth Lett and Mary Parsons. This is
found in York County Va. Deeds, Orders, Wills &c. 18, 1732-40, p. 578,
dated 4 march 1739/40 and proved 17 March 1739/40. They were her siblings
and half-sibling. A descendant of Elizabeth Lett knew she was nee'
Hardaway and Mary Parsons was the dau of James Batty and thus a little
half-sister to the others. John Lett, Elizabeth's husband, lived in Charles
City Co. and had James Batty as one of his sureties in 1694 (Charles City
Co. Va. Order Book 1687-1695, p. 546). Also note that Dorothy HATCHER named
one of her daughters Frances.

1705: Henrico County Rent Roll - April

HATCHER, Henry - 650 acres

Henry HATCHER of Henrico Co., for 30 lbs. to Henry Farmer, of Henrico
Co., Virginia, 1911 acres, being of patent formerly granted to Mary
Ligon, wife of William Ligon, dec'd, 29 Oct 1699, and by her deserted and
since granted to Charles Evans, 26 Apr 1704. Land is inner part of
patent on Proctor Creek, next to Major Chamberlayne. Dated: 3 May 1709.

Witnesses: William Midgely, Henry Farmer, Jr., Jane Bass
Signed: Henry HATCHER

1709: Recorded on October 1, 1709
Dorothy, wife of HATCHER, relinquished her dower right ....
Film # 1697555, Henrico Co., Virginia Deeds.

HenricoCo, VA, Reel 66

1711: p 111: January 1711; Petition of Arthur Mosley, Henry HATCHER and
Samuel Hancock to build a water mill on Red Water Run. Phillip Turpin
owner of land on other side. Thomas Jefferson and Francis Epps Jr to
view 1 acre of land.

1712: p 176: September 1712; From Phillip Turpin to Henry HATCHER, land
for mill on Red Water Creek.

1713: p 214: March 1713; From Henry HATCHER to Samuel Hancock and
Arthur Mosely, Red Water Mill.

1736: Virginia Colonial Abstracts Volume 21, page 19 Henrico County –
Southside 1736 by Beverley Fleet, Box 5161 – Saunders Station, Richmond, Virginia:

[Entries made by John Nash. John Nash was Sheriff of Henrico Co in what
is now Chesterfield Co. He kept a record of all his duties.)

Saml HATCHER. Dr. 1736. 3 Levys. Clks fees. To yr Brother Henry
HATCHER. To yr Fathers ballance. Paid. Q-rents on 300 acres by F G. "By
6 days attendance as an appraiser on Anne Friend's Estate at 30 lb tobo per
day". "By Jno Nash won at Cross and Pile".

Henry HATCHER, Senr. Dr. 1736. 4 Levys. 550 acres. Clks fees. To Josiah HATCHERs
Levy. Pd in cash to J Gibson and in tobo by Samuel HATCHER and by Mr. Coupland.

Henry HATCHER, junr. 2 Levys. Clks fees. Mr. Carys debt. Paid by the
County Levy and "By yr broth'r Saml". (This a/c Dr. 1736)

Josiah HATCHER. Dr. 1736. 2 Levys. Last yrs levy due J Worsham. Mr.
Cary's debt. Pd by 8 deer skins and "By yr Fath'r".

1740: Henrico Co, VA Deeds, Wills, 1727-1737, 1738-1746: Microfilm Roll
#5522: (copy of original)

This Indenture made and concluded this 12th day of Desember one
thousand seven hundred and forty between Henry Hacher Sr, John Burton,
Robbert Hudson, Henry Hacher Jr of the County of Henrico & the parrish
of Dale of the one part and Henry Hudson of the same county & parish of
the other part Wittnesseth that the said Henry Hacher, John Burton, Robbert
Hudson, Henry Hacher Jr for and in consideration of the sum of fifty
pounds current money of Virginia to them in hand paid by the said Henry
Hudson the Rescpt whereof the said Henry Hacher Sr, John Burton,
Robbert Hudson, Henry Hather Jr Doth acknowledge and there from doth
acquit and discharge the said Henry Hudson his heirs &hatch granted barined
and sold alienated ------ and confirmed and by these presents doth give
grant bargin and sell aleinated confesd and confirmed unto the said Henry
Hudson and his heirs forever one sertane mill with two acres of Land on
the south side of James River on the Bever pons of Swift Creek which
was formerly held by Henry Hacher Sr, John Burton, Robbert Hudson, Henry
Hacher Jr now one of the said acers of Land being Laid of on the south
side the Creek joining to the p---- and the other acer being laid of on
the north side the Creek joining to the fludgats (floodgates?) with
houses orchards gardens woods & underwoods with all warter(?) co---
p--hed dams fludgats and all other conv----belonging to the said mill &
land unto the said Henry Hudson with all the appurtenances whatsoever to
have and to hold the said mill and premises with its appurtenances unto the
said Henry Hudson and his heirs and asines forever and further the said
Henry HATCHER Sr, John Burton, Robbart Hudson, Henry Hacher Jur doth
for themselves, their heirs grant warrant and forever defend the said mill
and land unto the said Henry Hudson his heirs and asines against all
persons or persons claiming or that shall hereafter claim any right or
title for or to the aforesaid mill and land or any part or parsel and
further I the said Robbert Hudson doth acknowledge another form doth
ac--- and discharge the said Henry Hudson and his heirs & hath barganed
and sold alienated enfessed and confirmed and by these presents doth give
grant bargin and sell alineated enfess and confirmed unto the said
Henry Hudson and his heirs forever one sartane parsill of land ajoining &
with the other Land going to the fludgaits Beginning on the samp(?) on
the north side of the Creek at a Corner Black oak at the feet of a small
branch thence fore--- up the branch to a Corner White oake thence fore
anafs(?) to a Corner white oake on the side of the millpon in Cl-----
fore acors mor or les with all woods and under with all ------ and
warter Cas-s dams fludgaits -----other Conveneisis belonging unto the sald
Land and premesis with its apurtenances unto the henry Hudson with all
the purtenances, whatsoever to have and to hold the ---- said Land and
premises with its apurtenances unto the henry Hudson and his heirs
forever and further the said Robbart Hudson doth for himself his hires,
doth ad & warrant and forever the said Land unto the said Henry Hudson his
hires and asines aganst all parsons or parsons Clameing any Right or
title for or to the said Land In Wittnesseth where of we have hiareunto set
our hands and sele this day and yeare above writen

Note: The remaining paragraph is near impossible to read but it is
followed by the following signatures:

Thos Russell John Burton (seal)
Robert hudson Sr(?) Henry HATCHER (seal)
henry hudson (jr?) Robert Hudson (seal)
Henry HATCHER jr (seal)

(Further down the page are the following signatures)

(signature illegible)
Margaret (her M mark) HATCHER
Elisabeth (her + mark) Burton
Doratha D (her H mark) HATCHER

At a Court held for Henrico County the first Monday in January This
Deed with Levary(?) and Seiz--(?) endorced was proved by the oath of
the Witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.

Test. Bowles Cocke, Cl

1741: Henrico Co. Court Orders 1737-1744, p. 157, October 1741 -
Samuel Cheatham along with Sackville Brewer proved a deed between
Henry HATCHER to Josiah HATCHER.

Colonial Wills of Henrico County, Virginia Part Two 1737-1781 with
Addenda (revised), abstracted and compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III:

1743: January Court, p. 243 Will of Henry HATCHER, dec'd, presented by
Henry HATCHER, the executor, and probated granted, Robert Ashurst,
John Burton, Edmond Logwood, and John Sheperson to appraise.

p. 245 Dorothy HATCHER, widow and relict of Henry HATCHER, dec'd late
of Parish of Dale, renounces all benefits from will of her late
husband. She gives power of attorney to Josiah HATCHER.

March Court 1743, p. 249 Inventory of Henry HATCHER, dec'd presented.

In the book "Charles City County Virginia Court Orders 1687-1695" by
Benjamin Weisiger III:

p. 144, 3 Jan. 1692, Frances, wife of James Batty, and relict of John
Hardaway, petitioned the court that her Hardaway children be
schooled...the court ordered that the children abide with James Batty
unless he could show a good reason otherwise and that they be educated...

Frances (Harris) married first, John Hardaway.
Thomas Hardaway, married Jane (Stith?)
Dorothy Hardaway, married Henry HATCHER
Elizabeth Hardaway, married John Lett
Edith Hardaway, married first, Henry Tyler,
second, Matthew Pierce of York Co.; died in 1739
John Hardaway, born around 1678, died young
Sarah Hardaway, alive in 1689, probably died young

Frances married second, James Batty (or Batte).
Mary Batty, m Markham

4. Henry HATCHER (1710-1761)

Born around 1710 in HenricoCo, VA.
Died between May 1761 AND August 1762 in ChesterfieldCo, VA.

Married in Virginia, Margaret (?), born around 1716 in HenricoCo, VA.
Margaret died around 1768 in Chesterfield Co, VA.

Henry HATCHER born around 1733 in Chesterfield Co., VA.
Frances HATCHER born around 1737 in Chesterfield Co., VA.
Mary HATCHER born around 1739 in Chesterfield Co., VA.
Lucy HATCHER born around 1741 in Chesterfield Co., VA.
5. Jeremiah HATCHER born between 1743 & 1747 in Chesterfield Co., VA.
Julius F HATCHER born around 1754 in Chesterfield Co., VA.


Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Volume 21, Appendix, page 74-75
Henrico County - Southside 1736 by Beverley Fleet, Box 5161 -
Saunders Station, Richmond, Virginia

1735: Page 528. Deed. 6 March 1735/6. Robt Hudson of Henrico Co sells Henry
HATCHER junr of same Co, for L 50., 1/4 part of a mill and 2 acres on a side of
James River on the Beavour ponds of Swift Creek, which was formerly
'Created" by Henry HATCHER Senr, John Burton Jr, Henry HATCHER and Robt Hudson.
Signed Robert Hudson
Wit: Thos Wooldridge, John Wooldridge, Thos Gipson (Gibson).
Rec. 5 Apl 1736.

page 529. Deed. Robt Hudson to Henry HATCHER Senr. Duplicate of above.

1749: Cumberland Co, VA., Deed Bk 1, p. 64, 8 Aug 1749, Deed from John
Robertson of Cumberland and Thomas Robertson of Chesterfield to Henry
HATCHER of Chesterfield County for 20 pds "currt money of Virginia"
200 acres on the upper side deep Creek beginning on Samuel Nuchals's
corner on deep Creek thence runing on Deep Creek to a Corner Dgwod
thence a straight course to muddy Creek & thence on Muddy Creek to
Samuel Nuchals's corner thence on his line to the beginning Including
the plantation whereon Thos Roberston did line now in tenure of Ed.
Robertson & all the land on that side of said deep creek to that Survey
Belonging which was granted to the Above said John Robertson by Patent
and by him ...derly Conbey to Thos Roberston as may and doth more fully
appear by record of Goochland County court office.
Sign'd Sealed and Delivered John R. Robertson (by mark)
in presence of
Thomas Robertson
Joseph Robertson Tibitaha Robertson (by mark)
William Hobson Jane Robertson (by mark)
Susanah Robertson

Followed by separate memorandum of Livery & Seisen, same signatories
and witnesses.
Recorded 25 Sept 1749

Chesterfield County, Virginia
Court Order Book #1
LDS Film 30908

1752: Cumberland Co, VA, Deed Bk 1, p 453, 6 Dec 1751
Deed from Henry HATCHER of Chesterfield Co. to Jonas Meadows of
Caroline Co. for 45 pds "one certain tract or parcel of Land Containing
two hundred acres more or less situate lying & being in the County of
Cumberland on the head Branches of Deep Creek adjoining the lands of
Samuel Nickols Field Robertson Edward Robertson Matthew Herbertz Frances
Steagar with all houses, orchards gardens & with all other appurtenances
thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining it being a parcel of
Land purchased by the said Henry HATCHER of Thomas Robertson....
Signed Sealed and Delivered ) Henry HATCHER, (LS)
In the presence of )
William Bass, Junr
Henry HATCHER Junr
Henry Moody
Memorandum of seizen; same signatory and witnesses
Recorded May Court 1752

October Court, 1752, Page 255, Margaret HATCHER wife to Henry HATCHER
being privily examined relinquished her right of Dower in certain Lands
_____(?) by the said Henry to William Patterson by deed bearing date September 7
1750 acknowledged and recorded in this Court the third day of May 1751.

1753: DB 2, p 35, 22 Jan 1753. Deed from William Bayley of Cumberland
to Henry HATCHER of Chesterfield Co for 60 pds four hundred acres in Cumberland
Co "on the Branches of Swift Creek, being bounded as followeth" description
mentions Henry Hudson's corner, Benjamin Harris....
Signed Sealed & Delivered )
In the Presence of ) William Bayly (LS)
Abraham Sally
Thomas Wooldridge
Bennet Goode
Memorandum of seizen; same signatory and witnesses
Private examination of Frances, wife of the said William, and she
relinquished dower.
Recorded 26 Mar 1753

1755: Chesterfield County VA Deed Book 2, 1753-1755, p 223-225:
Dated 1 January 1755. Recorded 3 January 1755.

This Indenture made the first day of January in the year of our Lord
Christ one thousand seven hundred and fifty five between Henry HATCHER
Senr of the County of Chesterfield of the one part, and Henry HATCHER
Junr, son to the said Henry HATCHER, Senr, of the said County of the
other part.

Witnesseth, that the said Henry HATCHER Senr for and in consideration
of the natural love and affection which he hath and doth bear unto the
said Henry HATCHER, Junr, his son, but more especially for and in
consideration that the said HATCHER Junr doth accept the hereafter
granted premises out of a certain tract of land situate in the aforesaid
county, he the said Henry HATCHER Senr, hath granted bargained and sold
and by these presents doth give grant bargain and sell unto the said Henry
HATCHER Junr and to his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract of
land containing three hundred acres more or less situate on Swift Creek as
followeth, to wit:

Beginning on the side of the Mill Pond joining on George Turner's line,
thence up the said branch to a corner white oak, thence on my line to
John Burton's corner, thence on that line to a corner in Burton's line
to a meadow, thence by a straight course to where my line crosses the
Great Branch in that same survey, thence down the said Branch to Swift
Creek, thence down the said Creek to the place begin at, and the
reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders thereof and all the
estate whatsoever of him the said Henry HATCHER Sear of in and to the
same or any part thereof.

To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land and all and
singular other the premises thereunto belonging and appertaining unto
the said Henry HATCHER Junr, and to his heirs and assigns forever, to the
only proper use and behoof of the said Henry HATCHER Junr, his heirs and
assigns forever.

In Witness Whereof the said Henry HATCHER Senr hath hereunto set his
hand and affixed his seal the day and year aforesaid.

Signed etc in presence of /Is!/ Henry HATCHER (L S)

Will Bass
Jno Osborne
Lodovick Farmer

At a Court held for Chesterfield 3 January 1755.
This deed was acknowledged by Henry HATCHER Senr, party thereto, and
ordered to be recorded.

Test B Watkins, Clk.

Chesterfield County, Virginia
Court Order Book #2
LDS Film 30908

January Court 1755, Page 32
A Deed indented between Ann Knibb of the County of Chesterfield of the
one part and Edward Sheart junr of the same County of the other part
was proved by the oaths of Henry HATCHER Henry HATCHER junr and Lodomir
Farmer - witnesses thereto. Orderd that the same be recorded.

Chesterfield County, Virginia
Court Order Book #2
LDS Film 30908

1756: March Court 1756, Page 174
Charles Clay (P) agt. Henry HATCHER (D)} T. A. B.
This day came the parties by their Attornies and thereupon came also a
Jury to wit James Nunnally er(?) who being ___ (?) tried and sworn the
truth to speak upon the Issue joined upon their Oath do say that the
deft. is not guilty in manner and form as the pet. against him hath
declared as in pleading he hath alleged. Therefore It is considered by
the Court that the plt. make nothing by his Bill but for his false Clamour
be in mon___(?) and that the def. go thereof hours pay and recover
against the said plt. his Costs by him about his Defense in this behalf
expended and the said Def may be taken ___(?)

Ordered the Henry HATCHER pay Jacob Lodor(?) one hundred and seventy
five pounds of Tobacco for his Attendance as a witness for him at the
Suit of Charles Clay.

Ordered that Charles Clay pay Valentine Winfrey two hundred and fifty
pounds of Tobacco for his attendence as a witness for him against Henry

Chesterfield County, Virginia
Court Order Book #3
LDS Film 30909

1759: June Court 1759, Page 4
A Certain Inquisition of a Jury imapnneled on the Lands in Possession
of Gerrard Walthall which will be affected or laid under be a Mill being
erected on Knibs spring Branch by Henry HATCHER being returned pursuant
to a former Order of this Court and the said Henry HATCHER paying down
to the use of the said Gerrard Walthall Three pounds fifteen shilling
the Valuation of the Acre by the said Jury laid off and of the Damages
to the said Gerrard whereupon It is ordered that the said Inquisition
be recorded and that the said Henry HATCHER be seized form henceforth of
an Estate in Fee simple of an in the Acre of Land in the said
Inquisition mentioned.

1761: Chesterfield Co, VA Will Book 1, p 380
Will of Henry HATCHER, written 3 May 1761

In the name of God Amen this third day of May in the year of our Lord
Christ one thousand seven hundred and sixty one. I Henry HATCHER of
Chesterfield County being sick and weak in Body but of perfect mind and
memory do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in manner and
form following viz..
Imprimus, I give and Bequeath unto my son Jeremiah HATCHER and to his
heirs and assigns forever four hundred acres of land in Cumberland
County being the tract of land that Henry Moore now lives on also two
Negroes one called Cesar the other called Nutt one feather Bed at ten
pounds value one Horse called Jerries one Saddle and Bridle and a gun Two
Potts one of ten or twelve Gallons the other of about five or six
Gallons two deep dishes and two shallow ones two Basons and six plates, six
spritely Cattle eight Hogs of his own choosing out of my stock and my Desk.
I also settle him my said son Jeremiah to act and doe for himself at
twenty years of Age at which time also he shall take his Estate into
his own possession in as full and ample manner as tho he had arrived to
twenty one years. Item I give and Bequeath unto my son Julius HATCHER
the plantation I now live on with all the Land I hold thereunto adjoining
being two Hundred and forty Acres more or less also two hundred acres
of land I hold adjoining Swift Creek on the north side thereof at the
upper end of this County touching the Great Branch adjoining his
Brother Henry's thence on Smiths lines crossing the County line thence
and on Russells Branch and takeing in the land I purchased of Thomas Baugh
to the Creek aforesaid which said two hundred ~ ~acres of land shall not
be enjoyed nor taken into any said son Julius’s possession on any pretext
whatever dureing his Mothers life. Neither shall he Debar hinder or
obstruct his mother from makeing what use or advantage she shall think
fit on the land aforesaid. I also give unto my son Julius two Negro Boys
one called Cupid the other called Jacob also the child my Negro wench
Hannah now goeth with which said Lands and Negroes I give to my said
son Julius and to his heirs and assigns forever also to my said son Julius
I give one feather Bed at ten Pounds value one Horse Bridle and Saddle a
Gun two Potts four Dishes two Basons and six plates six spritely Cattle
eight ~ Hogs of the same value and Dimensions of his brother Jerries. I
also tell my said son Julius HATCHER to Act and doe for himself at
twenty years of Age at which time also he shall take his Estate into
his possession in as full and ample manner as tho he had arrived to twenty
one years. Item I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Lucey HATCHER and to
her heirs and assigns forever one Negro wench Hannah one Bed and
furniture of ten Pounds value, one Horse called Ball, one womans Saddle
and Bridle at five Pounds value. Item I give and Bequeath to my Daughter
Frances Jackson one Negro girl named Jenor now in her possession also
the one half of four hundred acres of land I hold in Cumberland County to
be laid of on that side near Swift Creek, not touching the Plantation John
Blankinship now lives on and all other things she may have now in her
possession to her my said daughter Frances and to her heirs and assigns
forever. Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Terry and to
her heirs and assigns forever two Negroes the one called Bob the other
Nancy and two hundred acres of land in Cumberland, to be laid of
takeing in the plantation that Blankinship now lives on and adjoining
Buckingham Road, and all other things she may have in her possession
excepting one Horse called Ball and as I have some Houses part of the
timbers and Plank already got to be erected and repaired on this plantation
of my son Julius’s and a Mill now begun on the same Estate I order that
they all be finised and compleated by Direction of my Executors and the
workmen paid out of the produce of my Estate and I desire that my beloved
wife Margaret may continue where I now live until my son Julius arrives
to twenty years of age and then she shall remove to the land and live
thereon during the remainder of her life that I have given my son Julius
adjoining his Brother Henry Russells Branch Swift Creek ____ and at her
decease the remaining part of my Estate that was in her Hands shall be
equally divided betwixt my sons Henry, Jeremiah, Julius and two of my
Daughters Frances and Lucey. I also desire that there may be no
appraisment taken of my Estate and I ordain constitute and appoint my
son Henry HATCHER my Executor in this my last Will and Testament _________
making Null and void all other and former Wills and Testaments by me
heretofore made.

Signed Sealed & Published In presence of : Peter Ashbrooke, Jacob
Ashurst, Benj.n Magregor
Henry HATCHER (signature) Examined.

1762: Chesterfield County (VA) Wills 1749-1774, abstracted and compiled
by Benjamin B Weisiger III:
p 159: August 6, 1762 Will of Henry HATCHER presented by Henry HATCHER,
Exec., and proved by Benjamin Gibson, Peter Blankenship, and Jacob
Ashurst, witnesses.

p 466: Henry HATCHER, Inventory dated 1763, returned 10/20/1763.

1768: It would appear that Margaret died around 1768 from the following record:

Chesterfield County (VA) Wills 1749-1774, abstracted and compiled by
Benjamin B Weisiger III:

p 245: November 4, 1768 Julius HATCHER, orphan of Henry HATCHER,
chooses Joseph Jackson as his guardian.

Joseph Jackson was Julius's brother-in-law, husband of sister Frances.
It is not clear whether orphaned males could select their guardian at
age 14 or 16, but regardless, this would place Julius's birth year at
1752-1754. The assumption of Margaret's death c1768 comes from the
fact that she was financially capable of caring for her children, implying no
reason for Julius to select a guardian had his mother still been alive.

Contact: Sandra HATCHER Smith,

1775: The following deed (a copy of the original in my possession)
shows the selling of part of their inheritance to their brother, Henry, after the
death of their mother, Margaret.

This Indenture made this fifth day of May Anno Do. One Thousand Seven
hundred and Seventy five between Jeremiah HATCHER, Julius HATCHER,
Frances Jackson and Joseph Jackson, her husband, Lucey Terry and Joseph
Terry, her husband, legatees of Henry HATCHER, late of Chesterfield County
deceased, of the one part and Henry HATCHER of said county executor of
the said (Henry?) of the other part WITNESSETH that whereas the aforesaid
Henry HATCHER deceased did leave in the possession of his said wife,
Margaret for her maintenance a considerable part of his estate during
her life and made the following devise in his last will and Testament
duly proven and recorded in the Court of the said county to wit and
at her decease the remaining part of my estate that was in her hands
shall be equally divided between my sons, Henry, Jeremiah, Julius and
two of my daughters Frances and Lucey and whereas the said Margaret is
(deceased) we the said legatees for and in consideration of Twenty pounds
current money paid to (each) of us in the ____ _____ aforementioned by
the said Executor Henry HATCHER for ourselves and our heirs do freely,
clearly and absolutely ___ and ___ by these presents all our right,
title and interest in the devise aforesaid in the will of the testator
aforementioned unto the said Henry HATCHER and his heirs and assigns
without any _____ _____ trouble claim or demand by us our heirs in or to
the devise aforementioned or any part or parcel thereof and the same by
these presents we do warrant and will forever defend unto the said Henry
HATCHER and to his heirs and assigns forever. In witness whereof we
have set our hands and affixed our seals this day and year above.

Jeremiah HATCHER
Frances Jackson

CumberlandCo, VA Deed Bk 5, p 359, 27 May 1775:
Deed from Henry HATCHER of Chesterfield and Joseph Jackson of
Chesterfield for 30 pds "a certain of land by estimation four hundred
acres being all of the land devised by Henry HATCHER deceased to his
daughters Mary and Frances now in the possession of the said Henry partie to
these presents situate lying and being in the County of Cumberland adjoining
the lines of Winfree, Wootens, Masely HATCHERs etc. including the
plantations whereon Richard Bankingship and Robert Pool now lives with
all houses, orchards, gardens fences woods and udnerwoods waters and
watercourses thereunto belonging.....And the said Henry HATCHER doth
covenant and agree to and with the said Joseph Jackson that he the said
Henry at the time of the ensealing and delivery of these presents hath and
stands seized of a lawfull good and perfect and indefeizable Right of
Inheritance (emphasis added) in fee simple in and to the land above granted..
Signed, Sealed and Deliveredin presence of ) Henry HATCHER, L.S.
Julius HATCHER, Jeremiah HATCHER, John Burton junr,Francis Ashurst

At a Court helf for cumbeland County 22nd May 1775
This indenture was acknowledged by Henry HATCHER a party thereto and
ordered to be recorded. And Eve wife of the said Henry being first
privily examined according to law relinquished her right of dower in
the land and premises thereby conveyed..
Joseph Jackson

Chesterfield received of the within mentioned Henry HATCHER Sixty
pounds current money being the consideration of the devise within mentioned.
Witness our hands the day and year within written.
Jeremiah HATCHER
Frances Jackson
Joseph Jackson

At a court held for Chesterfield County May 5, 1775 this deed was
acknowledged by Jeremiah HATCHER, Julius HATCHER, Frances Jackson and
Joseph Jackson parties thereto and ordered to be recorded.
5. Reverend Jeremiah HATCHER (1743-1804)

Born between 1743 AND 1747 in Chesterfield Co., VA .
Died June 25, 1804, in Bedford Co., VA.
Married on July 2, 1773, Edith Logwood, born 1755, in Chesterfield Co., VA.
She died in 1826 in Bedford Co., VA. (Source of marriage info: LVA Archives)
Chesterfield Co., VA Marriage bonds 1771-1815, compiled by Catherine Lindsay Knorr
July 2,1773, Jeremiah HATCHER and Edith Logwood. Consent of
Edmund Logwood for Edith; no relationship stated. Surety Josiah HATCHER.
Hardaway HATCHER born 1774 in Chesterfield Co., VA.
Jeremiah HATCHER born 1775 in Chesterfield Co., VA.
Jane E HATCHER born 1776 in Powhatan Co., VA.
Edmund HATCHER born 1780 in Powhatan Co., VA.
Henry HATCHER born about 1781 in Bedford Co., VA.
Margaret HATCHER born 1788 in Bedford Co., VA.
Archibald HATCHER born 15 MAR 1789 in Bedford Co., VA.
6. William HATCHER born 20 JUN 1793 in Bedford Co., VA.
Julius Wooldridge HATCHER born 31 JAN 1795 in Bedford Co., VA.
Thomas HATCHER born 1798 in Bedford Co., VA.
Harvey HATCHER born 1802 in Bedford Co., VA.


From "The HATCHER Family in America, Vol I: Family of Henry
HATCHER....", Jeremiah's birth date is given as October 3, 1751.

A birth date of 1751 (or after 1741) is consistent with Henry's
will in 1762 where Jeremiah is shown not to be of age (21). John
Nichols has Jeremiah's death date as 6/25/1804, Bedford Co, VA.

1777: Powhatan County, Virginia
Misc. Abstracts from Order Book 1 (1777-1784)
Court 16 October 1777.
[p.13] Edward Maxey and Jeremiah HATCHER, both Baptist Preachers, took
the oath of Fidelity to the State and agreeable to an Act of Assembly
in that Case made and provided are exempted from military Duty.

His father had willed him the plantation in 1762. Jeremiah sold the
plantation in 1780 for 5,000 pounds cash. He was a minister of the gospel.
He took oath of allegiance to the state of Virginia in Oct. 16, 1777 in
Powhatan Co. Jeremiah was the pastor of the Tomahawk Church in
Chesterfield Co. and upon his removal to Bedford Co. he became the pastor
of a church on the North Fork of Otter called "HATCHER's Meeting House".

1780: PowhatanCo, VA Deed Book 1, p 131 (copy of original), Feb 17, 1780.
This Indenture made this Seventeenth Day of February in the Year of our
Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and eighty Between Jeremiah
HATCHER and Edith his Wife of the Parish of Southam of the County of
Powhatan of the one part and Eleazer Clay of the Parish of Manchester
and County of Chesterfield of the other part Witnesseth that the said
Jeremiah HATCHER for and in consideration of the Sum of five thousand
pounds Current Money of Virginia to him in paid by the said Eleazar
Clay the receipt whereof the said Jeremiah HATCHER doth hereby acknowledge
and thereof doth acquit and discharge the said Eleazar Clay his heirs
executors and administrators forever by these presents hath granted
bargained and sold and by these presents doth grant bargain and sel unto
the said Eleazar Clay and to his heirs forever one certain tract or parcel
of land situated in the said parish and County aforesaid and containing
by patent four hundred acres be the same more or less being the same land
given the said Jeremiah HATCHER by his father Henry HATCHER and bounded
as by the said Henry HATCHER Patent will fully appear bearing date the
first Day of June one thousand seven hundred and fifty together with
the Reversion and Reversions remainder and remainders Rents Issues and
profits thereof and of every part and parcel thereof to the said Eleazor
Clay and to his Heirs to the said granted lands and premises belonging
or in any wise appertaining thereto To have and to hold the said tract
of parcel of land and premises belonging with their Rights Members and
Appertenances unto the said Eleazar Clay and to his Heirs and Assigns
forever to the only proper use and behoof of the said Eleazar Clay his
Heirs and Assigns forever and the said Jeremiah HATCHER doth for himself
and his Heirs --- by these presents covenants -------------------- and
with the said Eleazar Clay he the said Jeremiah HATCHER and his Heirs
shall and will warrant and forever defend the right Title Interest
property Claim and demand of himself and his Heirs and of all and every
person and persons whatsoever having or claiming any right or title to the
said bargained premises or any part thereof with the Appurtenances unto
the said Eleazar Clay and to his Heirs forever. In Witness whereof the
said Jeremiah HATCHER and Edith his Wife hath to these presents set
their Hands and affixed their seals the Day and Year first written within

Signed Sealed & delivered Jeremiah HATCHER (Seal)
in presence of Edith HATCHER (Seal)
(no witness signatures)

1781: Excerpts from Bedford Co. GenWeb site

Abstracted and provided by Edward Reynolds, also a Goodman/Reynolds
researcher, who has multiple connections to our Bedford Co. VA and
Barren/Hart Co. KY Reynolds and other lines. Note that several of these
marriages were performed by Jeremiah HATCHER.

Lula Jeter Parker's "History of Bedford County, Virginia" talks about
Jeremiah HATCHER as an early Baptist pastor. ... "Jeremiah HATCHER came
to Bedford from Powhatan County about 1781. Prior to that time he had
been pastor of Tomahawk in Chesterfield County. After coming to Bedford
he built, on his own plantation on the north fork of Otter, a house of
worship, which was known as ''HATCHER's Meeting House.'' In a sketch of
him in Virginia Baptist Ministers, it is stated that the ''Otter Church'' was built up
principally under his ministry, and enjoyed his indefatigable labors without fee or
reward until the time of his death'' (1804. ... "

1789: 1782-1787 BedfordCo, VA Taxpayers: Jeremiah HATCHER, 1 poll, 8 slaves.

Bedford Co (VA) Grants 20, 1788-1789, p 230: Jeremiah HATCHER, 280A on
the south side of Goose Creek, 31 Mar 1789.

1803: Wills in BedfordCo, VA, Will Book 3, p 42: Will of Jeremiah
HATCHER, 1803,
mentions wife, Edith, and sons Archer, Edmond, Harvey, Hardaway,
Henry, Jeremiah, Julius, William, Thomas and daughter Jane.

Bedford Co., VA Will Book 6, 1823-1827, abstracted by Belle Garraghty
Harrell, p 37:

1826: HATCHER, Jeremiah, Senr.
Allotment of estate, pages 299-30 dated 26 Mar 1826; returned/recorded
27 Mar 1826
Commissioners: Th. Sale, Cornelius Noel, Peter Hunter, Samuel Poindexter
Names mentioned: Eight (8) lots - Peggy Rucker, formerly Peggy HATCHER;
Henry HATCHER; Thomas HATCHER; Julius HATCHER, Junr. (adj. Julius
HATCHER, Senr'l line); heirs of Jeremiah HATCHER, dec'd; William HATCHER;
Slaves: Glasgow & Peter to Jane Jeter (June is incorrect - Jane md
Pleasant Jeter); Jacob & Charlotte to Edmund HATCHER's heirs; Joshua &
Chloe to ARCHIBALD HATCHER; Andrew & America to Julius HATCHER; Nathan
& Arabella to Thomas HATCHER; James to Henry HATCHER; Daniel & Rose to
Hardiway HATCHER's heirs; Jenny & Caleb to Peggy Rucker; Lydia & Arthur
to Jeremiah HATCHER, Jr., dec'd heirs; Dalmanutha & Paulina to William HATCHER.

Archibald HATCHER married Elizabeth Nichols Dibrell, born March 16,
1798, Buckingham Co., VA. She died in 1861.

Edmund Logwood died about 1775 in Chesterfield Co., VA.

Will of Edmund Logwood, Chesterfield Co 1749 - 1774 page 295

To sons Thomas & Edmund, each 1 negro
To son William, 1 negro, but if William die, negro to be sold and money
divided among my five daughters: Mary Lockett, Elizabeth Chasteen ,
Edith HATCHER, Sarah Logwood, and Milley Logwood.
To son William, who is prosecuting his studies as a candidate for holy
orders in the church of England, land and plantation I live on until he
finishes his studies and is received as a minister in some parish, at
which time the place goes to my son Archibald, he paying sons Thomas,
Edmund, and William L 50 each. To son Archibald, 2 negros; and if he
dies without heirs, then to my sons Thomas & Edmund.
To Mary Lockett, balance due me from her husband Richard Lockett.
To daughter Elizabeth Chasteen, 1 negro and L 50.
To Sally Logwood, items.
To daughter Edith HATCHER, 1 negro
To daughter Milley Logwood, items and 1 negro.
To grandson Edmund Lockett, 1 negro
Realestate to be sold for debts and Legacies
Executors: Edward Friend, Henry HATCHER, and sons Edmund, Archibald,
and William.Friends Henry HATCHER and Archibald McRoberts to settle any differences.
Dated:30 Jan 1775
Witt: Ambros Cobbs, Peter CLARKe, Julius HATCHER, Thomas Sanderson,
William Bowman

Edmund Logwood was married to Jane Eke.

Archibald Logwood
Milley Logwood
Thomas Logwood
Sarah Logwood
Mary Logwood
Elizabeth Logwood
William Logwood
Edmund Logwood
Edith Logwood, born 1755 in Chesterfield Co, VA.

Birth and death date from "Lineage Book of the Natl Soc of
the DAR, Vol cx11-1930, Mrs. Myra Emily Painter Heuser, descendent of
Rev Jeremiah HATCHER

6. William HATCHER (1793-1866)

Born June 20, 1793, in Bedford Co, VA.
Died May 31, 1866, in Williamson Co, TN.
Buried at Rucker Cemetery, Old Arno-Bethesda Rd, Williamson Co, TN.
Contact: William A HATCHER Lori Wingard
Married on December 18, 1815, Lucy Rucker, born October 17, 1797, in
Bedford Co., VA.
LVA Archives. William Rucker, surety.
Octavius Claiborne HATCHER born December 29, 1816, in Bedford Co, VA.
John Rucker HATCHER born October 26, 1818, in Bedford Co, VA.
Margaret Susan HATCHER born August 17, 1820, in Williamson Co, TN.
William H HATCHER born October 9, 1822, in Williamson Co, TN.
7. Bernard McKendree HATCHER born 1824, in Williamson Co, TN.
Sarah Ann HATCHER born May 15, 1827, in Williamson Co, TN.
Thomas Logwood HATCHER born March 2, 1828, in Williamson Co, TN.
Lucy North HATCHER born August 21, 1830, in Williamson Co, TN.
Spotswood Henry HATCHER born November 29, 1831, in Williamson Co, TN.
Edith J HATCHER born April 20, 1834, in Williamson Co, TN.
Abram Woolridge HATCHER born April 24, 1835, in Williamson Co, TN.
Elizabeth Jane HATCHER born November 15, 1839, in Williamson Co, TN.


1815: Marriage Bonds of BedfordCo, VA. 1815/12/18.
William HATCHER & Lucy Rucker. William Rucker, Surety.

1820: William was settled in Williamson county by 1820 according to
"Tennessee Early Settlers".

Williamson Co, TN, census of 1820
William HATCHER, 2M u10, 1M 26-45, 1F u10, 1F 16-26

1826: William received 2 slaves, Dalmanutha & Paulina from the estate
of his father.

Source: From records of Robert M HATCHER, brother of William A HATCHER,
as gathered from William and Lucy Rucker descendents.

1830: Williamson Co, TN census, p. 241
William HATCHER, 2M 0-5, 1M 5-10, 2M 10-15, 1M 30-40, 1F 0-5, 1F
5-10, 1F 30-40

1850: Williamson Co, TN census, p 192A
Wm HATCHER, 1M 0-5, 2M 5-10, 2M 15-20, 2M 20-30, 1M 40-50, 1F
0-5, 1F 5-10, 1F 10-15, 1F 15-20, 1F 40-50
District 21, p 223
W HATCHER, age 57, bn VA, farmer, $3448

1860: Williamson Co, TN census
Roll M653-1279, College Grove PO, p 235B
William HATCHER, age 67 bn VA, farmer, $7175

1. William Rucker (?-1826)

Died between 1826 AND 1827 in Williamson Co, TN.

Married Sarah ?

Malinda Rucker
William Rucker
Bernard Rucker
Nancy Rucker
Sarah Rucker
John Rucker born after 1781
Susanna Rucker born after 1781
2. Lucy Rucker born October 17, 1797 in Bedford Co., VA.
Keturah Rucker born on March 1, 1802


Will of William Rucker:

Williamson County, Tennessee.

(This will has been preserved and is now in the possession of Mrs. D.
M. Cunningham, of Roanoke, Virginia. Mrs. Cunningham was kind enough to
share it with the author of this book. This copy has been taken from
the original will, being so aged that in places you will note it has
been impossible to make it out and therefore has been omitted.)

In the name of God, Amen, I, William Rucker, of Williamson County and
State of Tennessee, being weak in body but blessed by God, possessing
the perfect receiver of my treasure, and being in my right mind, and
wishing to make such a disposition of my temperate affairs as to
preserve peace, love and harmony among my children after my death, do
make and ordain this to be my last will and testament as follows, to-wit:
First -- I give to my beloved wife Sarah Rucker the plantation and land
whereon I now live, together with all my stock of every description,
plantation tools, household and kitchen furniture, also the following
negroes, to-wit: Violet, Charlott, Milly, Ester, Isaac, Peggy, Clasy,
Peter, Mandy, Laronzo Daw, Silvy, Ben and Granville, Emily, to her and
for her use and benefit during her natural life.
Second -- I give and bequeath to my daughter Susana Early, a negro girl
named Jinny and a negro man named Nicholas, which I have already given
her possession of to her and her heirs forever.
Third -- I give to my son Bonard Rucker, a negro man named Stevern,
which I have already given him possession of to him and his heirs forever.
Fourth -- I give to my daughter Nancy Douglas a negro girl named Rachel
and her increase, which I have already given her possession of to her
and her heirs forever.
Fifth -- I give to my son John Rucker a negro boy named George, to him
and his heirs forever.
Sixth -- I give to my son William Rucker a negro boy named Jack, which
I have already given him possession of, also a negro boy named Luck,
for which he has paid me three hundred and thirty dollars. Three
hundred dollars of this was given to my daughter Nancy Douglas in place
of a negro. I give the said negro Jack and Luck to my said son William
and to his heirs forever.
Seventh -- I give to my daughter Sallie Downing a negro woman named
Mina and her child Dalmanutha, and a negro girl named Cindrilla to her
and her heirs forever. It is also my will and desire that my executor shall
pay her seventy dollars in place of a horse and ten dollars in place of
a cow which I intended to give her and which she has not yet recovered.
Eighth -- I give to my daughter Lucy HATCHER a negro girl named Nicy
and the tract of land containing one hundred acres on which my
son-in-law William HATCHER now lives to her and her heirs forever.
Ninth -- I give to my daughter Melinda Rucker a negro woman named Ludy
and her child named Margarer, to her and the heirs of her body forever.
Tenth -- I give to my daughter Ketierah Burns a negro woman named
Louisa and a negro girl named Leanna. It is also my will and desire
that my executor shall pay her ten dollars in place of a cow which I intended to
give her but which she has not yet received, to her and her heirs forever.
Eleventh -- I give to my daughter Elizabeth Rucker a negro man named
Phillip Hubbard and a negro woman named Henrietta to her and her use and
benefit during her natural life as it has pleased God in his providence
to afflict my daughter so that she is incapable of marriage for herself.
My will and desire if that my son John and William Rucker my son-in-law
Benjamine Rucker shall take charge of said negroes and hold them in
trust for the use and benefit of my said daughter Elizabeth and that
they shall also take charge of her as her guardians and see that she is
maintained and taken care of comfortably. It is also my will and desire
that after paying all my debts and the legency already mentioned to be
paid out of the money owing me in Virginia, that the balance shall be
applied to the use and benefit of my said daughter Elizabeth, and at her
death I wish the property to which she is hereby entitled to be equally
divided between my two sons John and William and my son-in-law
Benjamine Rucker.
Twelfth -- It is my will and desire that the whole of my estate left to
my wife Sarah Rucker... be equally divided among all my children
already named as follows, to-wit: I wish my executors hereafter named
to make sale of the land and other property except the negroes as they
may judge most proper and divide the proceeds qually amongst my children
and to have the negroes laid off in lots as nearly equal in value as
possible, allowing a lot to each child, they paying to each other and
receiving so as to make them all equal.
Thirteenth -- And I do hereby appoint my son John Rucker and William
Rucker and my son-in-law Benjamine Rucker executors to this my last will
and testament. In writings whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal
this 24th day of July in the year of our Lord 1826.
William Rucker
Signed and sealed and probated in presence of
Mr. Adams
W. S. Webb
William L. Douglas

2. Lucy Rucker (1797-1884)

Born October 17, 1797, in Bedford Co., VA.
Died August 27, 1884, in Williamson Co., TN.

Buried in Rucker Cemetery, Old Arno-Bethesda Rd, WilliamsonCo, TN

By Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 2002

JANUARY-JULY 1885, p 2:

LUCY HATCHER, nee Rucker, born Bedford Co., Va., 1797; married William
HATCHER in 18l4; moved to Williamson Co., Tenn. in 1818; died August 27, 1884.

Married on December 18, 1815, William HATCHER, born June 20, 1793 in
Bedford Co., VA.
Married in Bedford Co, VA
Octavius Claiborne HATCHER born December 29, 1816, in Bedford Co, VA.
John Rucker HATCHER born October 26, 1818, in Bedford Co, VA.
Margaret Susan HATCHER born August 17, 1820, in Williamson Co, TN.
William H HATCHER born October 9, 1822, in Williamson Co, TN.
7. Bernard McKendree HATCHER born 1824, in Williamson Co, TN.
Sarah Ann HATCHER born May 15 1827, in Williamson Co, TN.
Thomas Logwood HATCHER born March 2, 1828, in Williamson Co, TN.
Lucy North HATCHER born August 21, 1830, in Williamson Co, TN.
Spotswood Henry HATCHER born November 29, 1831, in Williamson Co, TN.
Edith J HATCHER born April 20, 1834, in Williamson Co, TN.
Abram Woolridge HATCHER born April 24, 1835, in Williamson Co, TN.
Elizabeth Jane HATCHER born November 15, 1839, in Williamson Co, TN.


1850: Williamson Co, TN census
District 9, p 351
L HATCHER, age 53, bn VA

1860: Williamson Co, TN census
Roll M653-1279, College Grove PO, p 235B
Lu HATCHER, age 63 bn VA

1880: Williamson Co, TN census
FHL Film 1255286, NA Film T9-1286, District 21, p 299D
Lucy HATCHER, age 84 bn VA, parents bn VA, widowed

Marriage Bonds of Bedford Co, VA: 1815/12/18.
William HATCHER & Lucy Rucker. William Rucker, Surety.

7. Captain Bernard McKendree HATCHER (1824-1898)

Born in 1824 in Williamson Co., TN.
Died July 11, 1898, in Lincoln Co., TN.

Buried in Rosehill Cemetery, Fayetteville, Lincoln Co., TN.
Married: MAY 23, 1850, in Williamson Co, TN, Susannah F Wood, born May
17, 1830, in Williamson Co, TN. Susannah died September 9, 1883, in
Lincoln Co, TN. Buried in Rosehill Cemetery, Fayetteville, Lincoln Co, TN.
William Johnson HATCHER born, February 14, 1851, in Williamson Co., TN.
8. Archibald Wood HATCHER born, August, 1852, in Maury Co., TN.
Ida Louise HATCHER born, March 5, 1854, in Maury Co., TN.
Bernard McKendree HATCHER born, February 3, 1856, in Maury Co., TN.
John Octavius HATCHER born, April 12 1862, in Maury Co., TN.
Edwin HATCHER born, September 19, 1874, in Lincoln Co., TN.

Married second, Sally Wood, after 1883.


Susannah Wood's father was Johnson Wood, mother was Sarah (?).

1850: Williamson Co, TN census, 24th District, p 218
B M HATCHER, age 26 bn TN, merchant
S F HATCHER, age 20 bn TN

1860: Maury Co, TN census, Roll M653-1264, Hampshire Twp, p 447B
B M HATCHER, age 36 bn TN, merchant, $1500
S F HATCHER, age 30 bn TN

1861: Pvt, 9th Battn, TN Cavalry, enlisted 11/30/1861 Maury Co, TN;
promoted to Quartermaster 12/21/1861.

1862: listed as Captain when captured at Ft Donelson, TN 2/16/1862.

1870: Lincoln Co, TN census, Fayetteviille PO, p 269
B M HATCHER, age 45 bn TN
S F HATCHER, age 40 bn TN

1880: Lincoln Co, TN census, FHL Film 1255267, NA Film T9-1267,
Fayetteville Twp, p 94B
B M HATCHER, age 55 bn TN, parents bn VA, grain dealer
S F HATCHER, wife, age 50 bn TN
8. Doctor Archibald Wood HATCHER (1852-1929)

Born in August, 1852, in Maury Co, TN
Died January 8, 1929, in Madison Co, AL

Doctor Archibald Wood HATCHER died January 8, 1929, in Huntsville, AL
Type of practice: Allopath
State/year of licenses: AL, 1882
Places/dates of practice: Huntsville, AL, 1882
Journal of the American Medical Asociation citation: 92:742
Cause of demise: senility

Married on March 12, 1873, Mollie E Dillard, born about 1854 in Dale Co, AL

Annie B HATCHER born about 1875 in AL
James L HATCHER born about 1878
Ida L HATCHER born in 1880 in Jackson Co, AL
Bernard Dillard HATCHER born November 11, 1884, in AL
Archer Wood HATCHER born October 11, 1886 in AL
Elizabeth HATCHER born in January, 1890, in AL

Married in 1895, Mary Magdaline CLARK, born July 1877 in AL
Divorced before 1930 in AL(?). Living with son in 1920.
Mary Nell HATCHER born in September, 1897, in AL


Vital Records: Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929,

1860: Maury Co, TN census Roll M653-1264, Hampshire Twp, p 447B
A W HATCHER, age 8 bn TN

1880: Jackson Co, AL census, FHL Film 1254016, NA Film T9-0016,
Larkinsvile Twp, p 192B
Archie W hatcher, age 27 bn TN, parents bn TN, physician

1900: Madison Co, AL census, 1st Precinct, p 272B
A W HATCHER, age 47, bn 8/1852 TN, parents bn TN, md 5 yrs
Maggie HATCHER, wife, age 23, bn 7/1876 AL, father bn GA, mother
bn TN, 2 children, 2 living

1910: Madison Co, AL census,Huntsville, Ward 1, p 45A
Archie HATCHER, age 57 bn TN, parents bn TN, 2nd marr, md 15 yrs
Mary Magdaline HATCHER, age 34 bn AL, parents bn AL, 1st marr, 2
children, 2 living

1920: Madison Co, AL census Roll 625-31, W Huntsville, Ed 149, p 1B
Archie W HATCHER, father, age 66 bn TN, living w/son Bernard

1930: Jefferson Co, AL census
Roll 25, ED 34, Birmingham, sheet 11E
Margaret CLARK, age 52 bn AL, father bn GA, mother bn TN, divorced

Dale Co, AL Marriages, Book B, p 200


The OVERTON family has descended through the lines of the ancient
Anglo-Saxon culture in England.

This new coat of arms' field was azure (blue) with a bend (sash) sable
with three crosses fleury (Florentine).

1. William De OVERTON

Not married.
2. Thomas De OVERTON (-1392)


The amount of William De OVERTON's tax, compared to others, makes it
clear he was one of the more prosperous inhabitants of Helmsley. He is
included on the tax rolls of 1300/01.

The seat of the OVERTON family in England was on the east coast of
Yorkshire at a village named Easington. The All Saints Church in Easington
was built near the end of the 12th Century.

2. Thomas De OVERTON (?-1392)

Died in 1392.
Burial at All Saints Church, Helmsley.
Occupation Sheriff Of Yorks Minister, 1338
Married Ellen
3. Thomas De OVERTON


Thomas De OVERTON was the sheriff of Yorks Minister in 1338 at the time
of the offense of Joan Fletcher. She was at the time, excommunicated by
William de Malton, Archbishop of York for contumacy of his authority.
Thomas arrested her as he was ordered, but had to take refuge with her
in Helmsley castle when several malefactors came to kill him and release
his prisoner. King Edward III had to direct the constable, William
Starr, to keep her safely in the castle until either the church was
satisfied or he ordered her release.

Thomas and his wife Ellen had holdings in Holderness, probably as a
result of the influence of the DeRos family. He was proabably the first
Prior of Haltemprise, Cottingham.

3. Thomas De OVERTON (13??=14??)

Married Idonea
Burial at All Saints Church, Helmsley.
4. William OVERTON (-1482)
Ellen OVERTON, married Wright
John OVERTON (-1471),described as John of Malton. Married Agnes.


Thomas De OVERTON is described as Thomas de OVERTON of Helmsley and Malton.
He was probably Baron of the Exchequer in 1403.361

The OVERTON arms were extant in Helmsley in the 14th Century and consisted of a field azure (blue) and chevron ermine (white) between peacocks' heads erased argent (silver). The shield was surmounted on a man's breast and supported by the arms and hands on either side. The man's face peers over the shield, and he has angel's wings which surround the arms. These arms were passed down through at least the subsequent generation.362,361

4. William OVERTON (?-1482)

Died in 1482.
Burial Before The Altar Of St. Nicholas, North Transcript Of All Saints Church.
Married Elizabeth. Father, William Bishop Of Dromore.
5. Christopher (Xpofer) OVERTON (~1460-1546)


William OVERTON willed the All Saints Church a chalice and paten of
silver and two chasables of gold cloth with alb which bore his family coat
of arms. A carved stone with the coat of arms was removed from the
church and carried away during the church's restoration between 1866 and
1869. It was mounted beneath the eaves of the roof, high on the back,
south wall, of a house at 22 Ryegate, where it stands today, very nearly
corroded away.360

He is described as William OVERTON of Helmsley and Malton.

5. Christopher (Xpofer) OVERTON (~1460-1546)

Birth abt 1460
Death December, 1546
Married Alice SWIFT.
6. John OVERTON (1528-1564)
Henry OVERTON (1530-?)
Isabelle OVERTON (1532-?)
Elizabeth OVERTON (1534-?)
Agnes OVERTON (~1536-?)


Christopher (Xpofer) OVERTON is described as Christopher OVERTON of Easington.
He was probably the last OVERTON to live a part of his life in the North Riding area of

Alice and Christopher inherited an estate in Easington from her father in 1529

6. John OVERTON (1528-1564)

Born in 1528
Died in 1564
Married Margaret.
Elizabeth OVERTON
7. Henry OVERTON (-1595)


John OVERTON is described as "John of Easington-in-Holderness". His
1563 will made bequests to the people of Easington, Dimbleton, Kilnsea,
Out Newton, and Holmpton. Also to the Proctor of Easington for
"forgotten" tithes and to various others. Margaret was pregnant at the time of
his will but there is no record of the child.

7. Henry OVERTON (?-1595)

Died in 1595.
Buried at Churchyard In Easington.


8. John OVERTON (~1566-1654)
Jane OVERTON (~1558-)
Christopher OVERTON (~1550-)


Henry OVERTON is described as "Henry OVERTON, Yeoman of Easington". In
addition to his lands in Holderness he owned an acre and a rod of land
in the city of Hull.

8. John OVERTON (~1566-1654)

Born about 1566.
Died in 1654.
Buried at church In Easington.
Occupation: Magistrate.
Married SNAWSELL. Father Robert SNAWSELL, mother Anne WATERS. Anne
Waters is described as being of Bilton. Her father, Thomas WATERS, is
described as being of Uffington, Lincolnshire.
Marriage 1606
9. Robert OVERTON (~1609-1678)
Germaine OVERTON
Griselle (Griselda) OVERTON


John OVERTON was removed as Magistrate during the usurpation of Oliver
Cromwell and was very disliked by Cromwell's "Roundheads" for his
staunch Royalist stand and was, although an old man, imprisoned 22 weeks for
being an enemy of Parliament. All his estates were confiscated, but
were later restored to him. At one point while son Robert was pursuing
King Charles I with Fairfax or Monck, his father sheltered the King at
OVERTON Manor. His son Robert erected a beautiful monument for his parents
in the All Saints Church at Easington behind the Lady Altar.

The inscription reads:




He possessed a large estate as well as OVERTON Hall, later known as
OVERTON Manor. He was also Justice of the Peace.

John and his son Robert bore bitterness over their political differences
precluding an assumption of the family arms. The arms of the father
John were not passed to the son, Robert, who assumed arms of his own
design which were indicative of his staunch, personal Christian beliefs.
John even disowned his son Robert for a time. The new coat of arms was
probably sanctioned by either Cromwell as Lord Protector or later by
King Charles II, after his return from exile to the throne. This new coat
of arms' field was azure (blue) with a bend (sash) sable with three
crosses fleury (Florentine). This also accounts for the discovery that
John OVERTON refused to be Knighted, an honor which was a transmissible
inheritance, and one he knew his son would not accept. John had to pay a
fine of 17 pounds for declining his knighthood between 1630 and 1632.
The Manor House had 16 hearths and stood on the south side of Blackwell
Row, near the square. The OVERTONs had holdings in Holderness just as
they did in Malton while living in Helmsley. John OVERTON's grandfather,
John, is known to have resided at OVERTON Hall before 1560. It was
moated by at least 1545. During John's occupancy the Manor was elegant and
had portraits of all the Kings and Queens of England from William the
Conqueror to Charles II. It was demolished in 1887 and two small
cottages now stand on the site.

He is described as "John OVERTON of Easington and Hull".

John OVERTON was a devoted adherent of Charles I and made himself
disliked by the Roundheads. His son adopted puritannical principles and
fought for the Parliamentarians.

9. Major General Robert OVERTON (~1609-1678)

Born about 1609.
Died in 1678.
Buried July 2, 1678, in London, England.
Married Anne GARDINER, born about 1615, Died January 12 or November 16,
1665, at her mother's home. Her father was Jeremy GARDINER (1584-), her mother was
Anne POTTICARY (~1584-?). Buried in New Church Yard, Moorfields, London.
Married June 28, 1632, Church Of St. Bartholomew The Less, Smithfield, London.
10. William OVERTON (1638->1697)
Joanna (Joan) OVERTON (1650-)
Allatheia OVERTON
Dorcas (D.B.) OVERTON (-1711)
John OVERTON (~1633-1679)
Ebenezer OVERTON (1648-1670)


Education: Admitted To Gray's Inn, 1 Nov 1631. Gray's Inn is one of the
four Inns of Court in around the Royal Courts of Justice in London,
England to which barristers belong and where they are called to the bar.
The others are Middle Temple, Inner Temple and Lincoln's Inn. It is
situated in Holborn, in the London Borough of Camden. The nearest tube
station is Chancery Lane. Known colloquially as the "Northern Inn" and
reputedly the most friendly of the Inns, Gray's is often said to have a
slight left wing slant.

Maj. Gen. Robert OVERTON is described as being of London and Easington
in Yorkshire, England. OVERTON was a "prominent soldier, scholar, and
officer under Oliver Cromwell."

OVERTON was one of Oliver Cromwell's chief officers and was imprisoned
in the Isle of Jersey until 1668.

He is described as Major General Robert OVERTON of Easington Manor.

After being transferred from the Tower of London to the Isle of Jersey,
his wife Anne left her children to tend to him because of his poor
health, brought on by harsh conditions in the Tower of London.

Robert OVERTON wrote about his wife:

"...when she in charity came to visit me
a cancer seiz'd on her, to set her fre."

"The causer of her killinge cancer
she's prayed for & pardoned all his cruelty."

"When I am deade, Doctors survey each part,
you'le finde her picture in my heart."

About Cromwell and Monck:

"...Poore vicories! Had C & M been brave,
they could no comforte, in her conquest have.
Her virtue triumpht over men
None but a Monster killer her then.
What though he wears the Star and Garter?
His mallise made, her virtue, his Martyr.
Greate Sainted Soule, thy Glory this shall be
He broke his faith with God, & Man,
eare he broke thee."

Robert OVERTON was born in Easington and later lived in London and in
Easington, Holderness, Yorkshire, England. A Puritan, serving under the
Fairfaxes, he was one of Oliver Cromwell's officers, commanding a
brigade of fott at Dunbar in the cause of the Commonwealth under Cromwell.
Robert OVERTON adoped Puritanical principles and supported the
Parliamentary cause. He was probably influenced by Sir William Constable,
one of those who signed the warrant for the King's execution.

Robert OVERTON began early to solicit a position in the army of Lord
Fairfax, but there were apparently no official positions available. He
was allowed to fight without any definite rank and distinguished himself
in the defense of Hull and at the Battle of Marston Moor.

1645: OVERTON was governor of Pontefract during the siege. Poulson and
others have recorded an incident concerning the implied refusal of
OVERTON to allow a knight, Sir Gervaise Cutler, to be buried in the church
and the governor's inconsiderate mistreatment of Lady Cutler. These
acts were quoted by Poulson from a diary of Nathan Drake, a royalist
defender of Pontefract Castle and a political foe of OVERTON.

In March, Lord Fairfax appointed Robert OVERTON, Deputy Governor of
Hull. There he was a friend of notable Puritan poet Andrew Marvell.
Although without official rank, he reduced Sandal Castle.

1647: He got an official command in the regular army of the Commonwealth
in the summer and in July was given command of the late Col.
Herbert's foot regiment.

1648: He was very unpopular as Deputy Governor and in June of 1648 the
town Mayor and some of the town council petitioned for his removal.

1649: OVERTON was a purist in his view of Christianity, even changing
his coat of arms. He disagreed on several points of the New Policy of
Cromwell's Commonwealth government, and in 1649 wrote a "Declaration of
the Garrison of Hill." In 1650 he went with Cromwell to Scotland and
commanded a Foot Brigade at the Battle of Dunbar and was made Governor
of Edinburgh by Cromwell.

1650: Robert and Anne joined the church. Appointed Governor of Edinburgh.

1651: In July his Regiment was part of the force sent to Fife, where
he commanded the reserve at the victory of Inverkeithing. He helped
complete the subjugation of Scotland and commanded an expedition
to reduce the garrison the forces in the Orkneys.

The South Aisle of the All Saints Church in Easington contains The Lady
Chapel. Above the Altar is a monument dated 1651 which was placed there
by Maj. Gen. Robert OVERTON in memory of his parents, "the deceased but
never to be divided John OVERTON and his wife Joan."

1652: On May 14, 1652, Parliament voted him 400 pounds sterling per
year in Scottish lands for his services. He was also appointed Governor of
Aberdeen, and Sire Alexander Irvine appealed to him when he was
excommunicated by the Presbytery of Aberdeen. In December, when Monck's
successor Dean was recalled, Monck appointed Col. OVERTON as Military
Commander over all the English forces in the Western Highlands with the rank of
Major General.

His career paralleled that of Cromwell until he could no longer in
conscience agree with him. He was concerned with the religious aspects of
Cromwell's war, rather than the political. Robert resigned his command,
feeling he could no longer serve. He was "an efficient soldier and
diligent administrator. OVERTON was also widely respected as a man of
learning and disinterested virtue...was an independent and republican,
opposed to government by King or Protector...He is most clearly identified
with the Fifth Monarchists in 1659 when they were engaged in concerted
action with republicans and Levellers....OVERTON continued to suffer for
his radical sympathies..."

1653: He returned home because of his father's death and succeeded to
the family estate in Easington and again resumed duties as Governor of
Hull. He was restless and dissatisfied with the speed of the work of
Reformation. Although he hailed Cromwell's dissolution of the Long
Parliament in June 1653. He subsequently became filled with doubt and
suspicious of Cromwell as Protector. Although his letters to Lord General
Cromwell were affectionate, he warned Cromwell that if he set himself up,
instead of the good of the nation, he "would not set one foot before
another to serve him." Cromwell answered, "thou wert a knave if thou
wouldst," allowing him to retain his command on the promise that he would
deliver it up when he could not conscientiously serve the Protectorate any longer.

1654: In September 1654, Maj. Gen. OVERTON returned to his command in
Scotland. After Cromwell's death in September 1658, the accession of
Cromwell's son Richard, as Lord Protector of England was well-received in
Hull. Robert perceived the execution of Charles I as a fulfillment of
Old Testament scripture, and often cited Ezekiel 21:26-27, concerning
the humble and God's "overturning" established order. Robert wrote:

"the forced to shake and shake and overturn and overturn;
this is a shaking, overturning dispensation."

He allegedly wrote the following verse attacking Cromwell the Protector,
as the "ape of a King," doubtless adding substantially to the desires
of those who soon imprisoned him without trial:

"A Protector! What's that? Tis a stately thing
That confesseth itself the ape of a King;
A tragical Caesar acted by a crown,
Or a brass farthing stamped with a kind of crown;
A bauble that shines, a loud cry without wool,
Not Perillus nor Phalaris, but the bull;
The echo of Monarchy till it come,
The butt-end of a barrel in the shape of a drum;
A counterfeit piece that woodenly shows,
A golden effigies with a copper nose;
The fantastic shadow of a sovereign head,
The arms-royal reversed, and disloyal instead;
In fine, he is one we may Protector call,
From whom the King of Kings protect us all!"

1654: In December, OVERTON was again arrested and imprisoned in the Tower
of London for planning a military insurrection against the government
and to assassinate Monck. It was called the "OVERTON Revolt," but was
inaccurate and the radicals of this demonstration were mostly Baptists
and Robert OVERTON refused to join them. He was, however, too lenient
with his "disaffected officers" in sanctioning their meetings. Cromwell
used this event to purge his army of all Anabaptists. The allegation
about the planned assassination of Monck was false because OVERTON and
Monck were good friends at this time. OVERTON held meetings with John
Wildman, an unprincipled, malcontented Leveller plotter, who would use
anyone in order to bring down Parliament. Robert did not support him and
later, while in the Tower of London, wrote others of Wildman's plans. A
fellow prisoner in the Tower wrote of OVERTON, "He was a great independent,
civil and decent, a scholar, but a little pedantic." OVERTON was
completely devoted to his cause and had a willingness to suffer for it.

He wrote:

"If I be called to seal the cause of God and my country with my blood,
by suffering death or by bearing any testimony to the interest of my
nation and dispersed truths of these times, He is able to support and
save me, as the sun to shine upon me... If I can but keep the faith and
good conscience, I shall assuredly finish my course with joy."

1655: OVERTON was removed as Deputy Governor. He fought under Cromwell
in Wales and the North and drove the Cavaliers out of the Isle of
Axolme, and was with him when they brought the King out of the Isle of Wight
where he had taken refuge with the Scots. Robert OVERTON took no part
in King Charles' eventual trial, but thoroughly approved of it. He only
wanted him deposed and wrote letters to that effect, and stayed with
George Monck in Scotland when Cromwell returned to England with Charles
II. When he was displaced as Deputy Governor he wrote letters to
vindicate himself from the dispersions cast on him by the Pamphleteers.
OVERTON served 2 years in the Tower of London where he was dealt with quite
severely, more so than others because of the focus, even though unjust,
that was upon him.

1658: He was sent to Elizabeth Castle on the Isle of Jersey in March 1658.

1659: On February 3, Grizelle, his sister, his wife Anne, her brother,
and many Republicans, along with letters from Robert's close friend
John Milton, presented his case to Parliament.

Robert OVERTON & John Milton, the poet, probably became acquainted
early on in St. Giles, Cripplegate, where they moved and lived for a time.
Milton considered OVERTON a scholar and celebrated him and his exploits
in his "Defensio Secundo" thusly:

"...bound to me these many years past in friendship of more than
brotherly closeness and affection, both by the similarity of our tastes and
the sweetness of your manners." He also included Robert OVERTON in his
list of "twelve apostles of revolutionary integrity."

Robert's return was called "his greatest political triumph; a huge
crowd, bearing laurel branches, acclaimed him and diverted his coach from
its planned path."

On March 16, 1659, the government ordered him released from prison
after hearing his case, pronouncing his imprisonment illegal. Charles II
wrote him promising him forgiveness for past disloyalty and rewarded him
for services in effecting the restoration. In June 1659 he was restored
to his command and further compensated for his losses. On October 12,
1659 he was one of seven Commanders in whom Parliament vested the
government of the army until January 1660.

1660: OVERTON was appointed Governor of Hull and again was unpopular,
many referring to him as "Governor Overturn," because of his association
with the Fifth Monarchymen who used the phrase liberally. By early
1660, OVERTON began to show signs of resistance against the regime. He was
disgutled at the thought of Charles II's return to the throne as well
as Monck's new design to aid that return. Robert OVERTON was probably
making preparations against another Royalist siege. He and his officers
refused to sign appeals from either side. He sought to mediate and
published an exhortation to them to maintain the Lord's cause, entitled "The
Humble Healing Advice of R.O." His ambiguity of conduct and letters to
troops in Yorkshire caused Monck much embarrassment, and as a result,
Monck had Fairfax order him to take any order Monck gave. On March 4,
1660 Monck ordered him to surrender his command to Fairfax and come to
London. OVERTON planned a stand, but he must have seen that defeat would
have been inevitable. Hull's disaffection for him and some division
among the garrison caused him to allow himself to be replaced by Col.
Fairfax's son, Charles. Hull began the Civil War as the first town to resist
Charles I and was among the last to accept his son Charles II. On May 8,
1660 the Royal arms were replaced and on May 11, Charles II was proclaimed
King. After 1642 no monarch would set foot in Hull for over 200 years.

Robert OVERTON applauded the Fairfaxes poetically for making destiny their choice:

"As Empires are still best maintained,
Those ways which first their greater gained;
So in this universal frame,
What made and keeps it is the same."

Robert OVERTON did not take part in the trial of the King or sit on the
tribunals which condemned the Royalist leaders, and he was not excepted
from the Act of Indemnity. He continued, after the Restoration, to
suffer for his perceived radical sympathies. The Levellers' ideal of
natural justice appealed to him and they regarded him as "a pillar of
theirs," but he was also impressed with the Godly aims of the Fifth
Monarchy Men, whose notable preacher was John Canne.

OVERTON was an independent and a republican. He was regarded, falsely,
as one of the 5th Monarchy men and at the first rumor of insurrection
was arrested and sent to the Tower in December 1660.

1661: He was briefly liberated and in the Fall of 1661 he issued a
series of deeds to make provision for his mother, his wife and family
and to avoid confiscation of his property by the Crown. Most of his
properties were sold to his close friends, John Donne the poet and fiery
preacher who left Charles I and the Episcopal church, to his son Fairfax,
son Ebenezer and his daughter Joanna. The last documents were executed
November 7, 1661 and on the 9th he was sent to Chepstow Castle.

1663: He managed a short interval of freedom but was again arrested on
May 26, 1663 on "suspicion of seditious practices and for refusing to
sign the oaths or give security."

1664: The government sent him to Jersey. Andrew Marvel, the English
Satirist, wrote in a letter to John Milton that,"Col. OVERTON (was) one of
those steady Republicans whom Cromwell was unable to conciliate and was
under the necessity of security." It was not uncommon for high-ranking
political prisoners to have somewhat the run of the island.

Robert OVERTON wrote a poignant letter to his son J.O. from his prison
in Jersey, sadly exhorting him to change his ways from his apostasy.

His 7 year incarceration on Jersey Island was spent trying to establish
his freedom. He wrote a 370 page manuscript of letters, meditations and
poetry to his beloved wife's memory and about religious subjects. The
manuscript "Gospell Observations & Religious Manifestations", now
reposes in the Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections of Princeton

1671: He was kept there until shortly after December 6, 1671. He then
returned to England and lived his last years with or near his daughters
and probably two sons in Rutland.

10. William OVERTON (1638-a.1697)

Born December 3, 1638, Yorkshire, England.
Died after 1697.
Occupation Justice Of The Peace, New Kent County, VA.
Religion Church Of England
Married November 24, 1670, Elizabeth (Mary) WATERS, born about 1650 in
England, on board the ship From England to Yorktown, VA. Mary was a
member of St. Sepulchre's Catholic Church, England. Her father was Samuel
WATERS (>1605-?). Her mother was Ann (?-1700).
Elizabeth (Mary) OVERTON (1673-)
11A. William OVERTON (1675-1759)
Temperance OVERTON (1679-1710)
Samuel OVERTON (1685-<1725) 11B. James OVERTON (1686-1749) Barbara OVERTON (1690-1766) mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm William and Elizabeth OVERTON's plantation in New Kent County, VA was named "Glen Cairn". The OVERTON plantation in Hanover County was called "Bear Island." 1666: William OVERTON was living alone and unmarried at his father's house in Easington when he declined registering his arms and pedigree before Sir William Dugdale. William OVERTON sailed to Virginia in 1668 or 1669 and was soon followed by his fiancee, Elizabeth Waters, whom he married on board the ship on which she arrived at Yorktown on 24 Nov 1670. Early OVERTONs in Virginia belonged to the Anglican (Episcopal) Church. William and Elizabeth resided in Blisland Parish in New Kent (later St. Peter's). 1673: On October 9th William OVERTON served as member of a jury in New Kent which was impaneled to determine whether his neighbor George Brown had owned land when he died. Others serving on the jury were Wm. Hall, Tho. Hancock, Evan Jones, Tho. Baker, Rich. Comings, Benj. Strange, Rich. Haselwood, Rich. Taylor and Tho. Ingell. 1678: On June 7th William OVERTON made a deposition in the petition of Lt. Col. Augustine Warner to the Council of Virginia for a judgement against Capt. Wm. Bird. 1681: William OVERTON's first land patent. He was granted headrights (50 acres of land for each person he brought to Virginia) for 92 persons(4600 acres). As rivers were the only means of transportation, the earliest Virginians built their homes close to the waterways. William OVERTON's land in New Kent on Pamunkey River, called "Glen Cairn," was a valuable plantation which remained in the hands of his descendants for several generations. Today, this land is part of the property of King's Dominion, a theme park north of Richmond. It is said that remnants of a few gravestones on a family burying ground still exist on the Park land. William OVERTON's home, Glen Cairn," was in the part of New Kent which later became Hanover, in the fork south of the North Anna River and north of the Little River. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm 11A. WILLIAM OVERTON (1675-1749) mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Born August 14, 1675. Died June 18, 1759. Married around 1700, MARGARET PEGGY GARLAND, born about 1675; Children: 12A. JOHN OVERTON mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Professor W.E. Dickenson states in the Richmond Times Dispatch of September 5, 1915, quoting Captain William OVERTON, "I have heard my father say repeatedly that his father always claimed direct descent from the Rebel General OVERTON, who served under Cromwell." Professor Dickenson further states: "Many years ago the Honorable William Chenault, an able and prominent attorney of Kentucky, prepared a genealogy of one branch of this family, in which he states that 'William OVERTON was a son of that Colonel OVERTON, who commanded a brigade of Ironsides at Dunbar and rendered many other distinguished services to the cause of the Commonwealth.'" Sources: Title: The Early Descendants of Wm. OVERTON & Elizabeth Waters Author: W.P. Anderson Publication: 1938 Repository: Note: Tennessee State Library & Archives Call Number: CS71.0962, 1938 Media: Book Page: 54 Text: "William OVERTON b. Aug. 14, 1675, d. June 18, 1759, m. Peggy Garland, see 05(2)." mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm 12A. JOHN OVERTON (?-1749) mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Born around 1675. Died around 1738. Buried in Onslow Precinct, Bath County, NC. Married around 1710, ELIZABETH MCDONALD, born about 1690. Children: James OVERTON Born around 1715. Mary OVERTON Born around 1716. Sarah OVERTON Born around 1720. 13A. JOHN OVERTON Born 1720 in Moore County, North Carolina. Naomy OVERTON Born 1726. Elizabeth OVERTON Born around 1727. Susannah OVERTON Born 1730. Patience OVERTON Born 1732. Aaron OVERTON Born 1733. Moses OVERTON Born 1733. David OVERTON Born 1737. Jesse OVERTON Born 1738. Angel OVERTON Born 1739. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm John's WILL: John OVERTON's Will written March 20, 1737/38, was proven in court July 4, 1739,Onslow Precinct, Bath County, North Carolina. Witnessed by William Crawford and John Hansly. In an April 1745 court session, reference was made to Patience OVERTON. Also, John OVERTON, orphan, being at age desires that he may receive his part of his father's estate now in the hands of Abraham Mitchell, Esq. Page six - upon motion of Benjamin Turner on behalf of Elizabeth and Moses OVERTON in his care that he may have the benefit of their part of their father's estate now in hands of Abraham Mitchell. Also on page six, the same plea by Edward Ward on behalf of Jesse OVERTON in his keeping. Page eleven - Patience OVERTON and Aaron OVERTON, in keeping of Edward Dudley. July, 1745 session on motion of George Cooper on half of himself and the rest of the surviving orphans of John OVERTON, deceased, ordered that Benjamin Turner be summoned to appear next court and render an accounting of the estates of Elizabeth and Moses OVERTON, orphans of said John OVERTON that the same may be distributed according to law. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm 13A. JOHN OVERTON (1720-1801) mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Born 1720 in Moore County, North Carolina. Died around 1801. Married around 1740, SARAH HUMMET, born about 1720. Children: Amos OVERTON born around 1740. David OVERTON born after 1740. James S. OVERTON born after 1740. Mary OVERTON born after 1740 in Onslow County, NC. Moses OVERTON born after 1740. Thomas OVERTON born after 1740. 14A. JOHN OVERTON born after 1758 in Moore County, NC. On page 11, In the "Chronicles of Smith County, Texas" Vol. 9, number 2, Fall, 1970, in an article about Colonel John F. OVERTON, there is this notation regarding the person assumed to be John F. OVERTON's father, or more likely, grandfather, a John OVERTON of Moore County, North Carolina: "One of these ancestors, another John OVERTON, settled there (Moore County, North Carolina) in 1756. In the book, Moore County, North Carolina, 1747 - 1847, by Blackwell P. Robinson, there is this notation on page 136: 'Only ten heads of families in 1790 owned ten or more slaves, and not one of them owned as many as 25. The largest slave holder was Thomas H. Perkins, with 24 slaves, followed by John OVERTON, Sr., with 23.' " This information may be found on page 43 of the 1790 Fayette District, Moore County Census. John OVERTON, Sr. and his wife, along with 23 Slaves are shown in this census. In a September 16, 1965 note written to Howard Bramlette by Grace Peebles, she indicates that she had been doing a lot of research on the OVERTON name in North Carolina and Tennessee. On page 2 of the note, Mrs. Peebles states: "...If you can have access to a recent book, I got it this summer, "A History of Moore County, N.C. 1747 - 1847," by Blackwell P. Robinson, published by Moore County Historical Association, Southern Pines N.C., 1956. I was able to get mine from the Genealogical Book Co. It has a map showing where John OVERTON (wife Sarah) was living in 1756 and John, Jr. is listed but not located on map. Their plantation was just across the River from where Thomas H. Perkins lived. Also a neighbor was Malcolm Gilchrist, whose name you'll find in connection with John OVERTON regarding some land in Rutherford County, Tennessee. Also, the farm of Mrs. Christian Jackson (whose will I enclose) was about four miles from John OVERTON's place. Her husband's name was Samuel." In the same letter, Mrs. Peebles continues on about other OVERTONs: "...In the Moore County Book I find that Conner Dowd married a Mary (OVERTON) Shields, a young widow. She is more than likely a daughter of John OVERTON, Sr. and his wife Sarah. Dowd was a Loyalist during the Revolutionary War. North Carolina records have many references to Mary Dowd (wife of Conner) attempting to get his property released by the Government." DEED RECORDS IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA: 1756: November 1 Deed Book 1, page 178. Dennis McClendon for 25 pounds to John OVERTON of Cumberland County, N.C. for 100 acres...North of Buck granted to Jacob McClendon in 1753, except one half of the gold and silver mines. 1758: September 19 Deed Book 1, page 268. Moses Tomlin for 35 pounds to John OVERTON 200 acres on Buck Creek in Cumberland County granted to Tomlin in 1755, except one half of gold and silver mines. 1759: May 9 Deed Book 1, page 332. Thomas Collins for 180 pounds to John OVERTON 225 acres purchased of Nicholas Smith beginning at a watery branch, except for one half gold and silver mines. 1765: April 23 Deed Book 2, page 544. James Muse for 208 pounds to John OVERTON, 1 Negro girl and 2 plantations on being granted to Fared Campbell, including Johathan Rittenhous's improvements, and ye other place where the said Muse now lives, it being a patent granted the said James patent granted the said James Muse, and 150 acres of land upon the creek below, including patent granted to Charles Seal. Likewise, 150 acres above the upper plantation upon the creek, also 200 acres of land lying on Killett's Creek which patent was granted to said James Muse, and 150 head of hogs, 13 head cattle, 1 bay mare..owes to John OVERTON 208 pounds. 1766: July 21 Deed Book 3, page 30. John OVERTON. This indenture made this the 21st day of July in the year of our Lord 1766 between John OVERTON of Cumberland County and province of N.C. of the one part and Frederick Gregg and Richard Lyon of the province aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth: That the said John OVERTON for and in consideration of the sum of 35 pounds Proclamation money to him in hand paid by the said Frederick Gregg and Richard them a certain parcel of land lying and being in Cumberland County aforesaid on both sides of Governor's creek beginning at a white oak on the West side of the creek...including Hartwell Hummet's improvements, as by patent for the same granted by the Excellency Wm. Tryon, Esq. to the said John OVERTON being dated the 30th October, 1765 may more fully appear 200 acres. John OVERTON (seal) Sarah OVERTON (seal) Witnesses Conner Dowd, Hurt W. Hunnicut Deed Book 3, page 31. Hartwell Hunnicut to John OVERTON for 35 pounds 250 acres on McClendon's patent granted by his Excellency Wm. Tryon Esq. to the said Hartwell Hunnicut 30th October, 1765. 1768: November 2 Deed Book 3, page 329. 2 November, 9th year of the reign of Sovereign Lord George 3rd. John OVERTON of the County of Bladen Hattie of the one part and Wm. Hooper for 10 pounds provincial money 1/4 and 1/2 acres in the town of Cross Creek, formerly property of Baker and Cox, and part said Baker conveyed to the said John OVERTON ...bakery on it...ovens, etc. 1769: July 22 Deed Book, 3, page 409. John OVERTON of the county of Cumberland to Elijah Bettis 250 acres in Cumberland County on McClendon's Creek being the same granted by Wm. Tryon, Esq. to Hartwell Hunnicut 30 October 1765. 100 pounds, and by said Hartwell Hunnicut to John OVERTON dated 21 July, 1766. 1769: July 24 Deed Book 3, page 411. For 150 pounds John OVERTON to Elijah Bettis, on McClendon's Creek as by patent to Moses Tomlin 25 September 1754 and by Moses Tomlin 19 September 1758. 1769: July 26 Deed Book 3, page 346. John Walsh, Esq. for 9 pounds 10 shillings to John OVERTON of Cumberland County, province of N.C., Planter. By bid in Sheriff's sale...150 acres on lower Richland Creek. 1772: February 24 Deed Book 5, page 30. Mary Dickinson and Robert Dickinson of Cumberland County for 200 pounds, to John OVERTON, being part of land bought by Thomas Collins and Nicholas Smith and sold by the said Collins to Robert Dickinson...on Buck Creek, 225 acres. 1773: December 15, Deed Book 6, page 89. John OVERTON of Cumberland County, N.C., Planter to Alexander Morrison 150 acres on lower Richland Creek and being by patent granted to John Dunn 23 November 1764. Witnesses Rand. Hunnicut, Norman Morrison. 1773: December 23 Deed Book 6, page 109. John Carrel for 300 pounds 200 acres to John OVERTON on South side of Deep River above the mouth of Buck Creek, being a part granted Jacob McClendon to said McClendon's patent line. 1775: October 3 Deed Book 6, page 453. John OVERTON for 10 pounds 50 acres to John Dunlap on lower side of McClendon's Creek beginning on first line of John OVERTON's old survey except 1/2 gold and silver mines. Deed Book 6, page 454. John OVERTON, Planter, for 5 shillings being part of the land that John OVERTON bought of Thomas Collins 100 acres on McClendon's Creek to said John OVERTON's line except gold and silver mines. 1783: Deed Book 7, page 162. John James for 40 pounds 100 acres to John OVERTON on McClendon's Creek...West side of OVERTON's road. 1787: May 1787, Moore County, NORTH CAROLINA. Case John OVERTON, Sr. versus Phillip Alston. John OVERTON, Sr. came into Court and delivered up John OVERTON, son of Aaron, and was discharged from his bond given Richard Stuart, Esq. 1791: November, 1791 Moore County, North Carolina, deed of land from John OVERTON to John OVERTON, Jr. 1794: December 6, Moore County, NORTH CAROLINA.Grant Book No. 1, Grant to John OVERTON, Book 84, No. 502, State of North Carolina Know ye that we have granted John, Sr. one hundred acres of land in our county of Moore, beginning at a post oak east of the road running thence west 35 chains to a black oak; thence south 28 chains and 58 links; thence east 35 chains; thence to the first station; to hold to the said JOHN OVERTON, SENIOR, his heirs and assigns forever, dated the 6th of December, 1794. 1801: Moore County, NORTH CAROLINA. Grant Book 11, No. 1602, State of North Carolina Know ye that we have granted unto JOHN OVERTON, SENR, 640 acres of land in Moore County, beginning at a white oak, John Dunlap's corner, running thence east 50 chains to a pine; thence north 20 chains; thence east 23 chains and 64 links; thence north 90 chains to Dowd's line; thence south 65 east 48 chains with it and OVERTON's line; thence north 61 west 4 chains and 25 links to his other line of 100 acres; thence south 35 west 34 chains with line of 400 acres; thence to the beginning. To hold to the said JOHN OVERTON, Senior, his heirs and assigns forever, dated the 18th of ?, 1801. B. Williams, Witness, White, Secretary Sources: Title: Correspondence from Mrs. T.H. Peebles, Sr., Coumbia, Tennessee Author: Mrs. Grace Peebles Note: Mrs. Peebles was an amateur genealogist who spent a great deal of time assimilating data on the OVERTON/Alexander/Carter names long before personal computers and the internet were prevalent. Text: Attachment of "Ancestors of John OVERTON, Sr.," citing lineage of Major General Robert OVERTON f/o William OVERTON, Sr. f/o William OVERTON f/o John OVERTON, Sr. (born about 1700 in Moore County, North Carolina.) mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm 14A. JOHN OVERTON (1758-1831) mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Born around 1758 in Moore County, North Carolina. Died October 15, 1831, in Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Married first in November 1785, CHRISTIAN JACKSON, born 1758. John OVERTON, Sr. was listed as surety on the marriage bond. Children: JESSE OVERTON born December 9, 1787, in Moore County, NC. Samuel OVERTON born about 1790 in Moore County, NC. Martha OVERTON born about 1792 in Moore County, NC. Cassandra Casey OVERTON born 1793 in Moore County, NC. Married second, Susannah UNKNOWN, born about 1770 Married: ABT. 1805 Children: Thomas Jefferson OVERTON born April 24, 1805, in Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm 1783: Enlisted 1783 Private, Revolutionary War. 1785: Land Grant December 15, 274 acres, Moore County, N.C. 1794: Land Grant December 6, 100 acres, Moore County, N.C. 1801: Land Grant 1801 640 acres, Moore County, N.C. 1819: Moved 1819 From Tennessee to Mississippi, then to Louisiana (Census: 1830 East Baton Rouge, Louisiana). Ms. Johanna Ellis writes to JPC in November, 1998 with the following information: "Tennessee Genealogical Records: Records of Early Settlers From State and County Archives" page 330. John OVERTON came from North Carolina to Davidson Co., Tennessee by 1805; was in Williamson Co., 1808 in Maury Co., in 1818 and removed to Louisiana where he died about 1832. He had a daughter who married Tristram Patton of Williamson Co; another daughter who married James Byers of Williamson County. He had a son, Thomas Jefferson OVERTON of Maury Co., born 1805. He only had one child by his last wife, Susannah (maiden name unknown). His descendants are known to be living in Maury Co., Tenn and Texas, and probably in Louisiana. 1785: The following grants establish John OVERTON's Revolutionary war service. Also from "Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution," page 296. Grant No. 3156 to "John OVERTON, Private, 274 acres, 36 months service (to) December 15, 1785." 1792: John OVERTON, Jr., Owen Stratton, Ed Symes, W. Dyson and Wm. Dickerson appointed patrollers in Captain Cheek's District, August Court. 1793: The State of North Carolina granted land to "John OVERTON, a private in the Continental Line of said state, land in our County, May 20, 1793." Grant No. 1965, Secretary of State's Office, Raleigh, North Carolina. In addition, Grant No. 320, dated February 23, 1793 "State of North Carolina to John OVERTON, land in our County of Davidson, on branch of the West Fork of Harpeth." This land became Williamson County and is near Thompson's Station. CIRCA 1800: John OVERTON moved to Tennessee sometime between December 6, 1787 (birth date of his son Jesse in North Carolina) and 1799, when he is listed in Williamson County, Tennessee Taxables for 1800, page 23. "John OVERTON, 640 acres at the mouth of West Harpeth." Taxables for 1801, page 43, lists "John OVERTON, 715 acres on West Harpeth." 1810: On October 25, John OVERTON deeded 52 acres to his son Jesse OVERTON of Maury County on the double branches of the waters of Rutherford Creek. 1818: In the Maury County deed book, page 45: John OVERTON of Maury County to Matilda Campbell and Robert Campbell, Executrix and Executor of John Campbell, deceased of Maury County. Bill of sale for negro man. Witnesses Robert Campbell, Jesse OVERTON. Signed John OVERTON. 12/6/1818. 1819: John OVERTON moved from Maury County, Tennessee to Mississippi, then to the Parish of East Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 1831: Parish Judges Book #1, Conventional and Legal Mortgages, June 28, 1825 to January 19, 1831, No. 318. State of Louisiana, Parish East Baton Rouge. On the 15th day of October in the year 1831, Charles Tessier, Parish Judge and Notary Public in and for said Parish went to the domicile of John OVERTON, resident of this town, where I found the said OVERTON sick in bed, but of sound mind and he expressed to me his intention of making his last will and testament, which he dictated to me as follows: He declares that he has contracted a second marriage to his present wife Susannah OVERTON with whom he has a son, Thomas Jefferson OVERTON. He declares to have living three children the issue of his first marriage, viz: Samuel, Jesse and Cassandra OVERTON. He gives and bequeaths to his wife Susannah OVERTON in usufruct for a term of 4 years his Negro slave Jack, Negro man, and the Negro woman Hannah, after which term it is his will that the said slaves be set free from service forever in consequence of which disposition, the said wife or representative shall take necessary steps before competent authority to obtain freedom of said slaves according to law. He declares that John Anderson is in his debt $15.00. He names his son Samuel OVERTON the executor of this his last will and testament giving him full power for same. The foregoing will was thus dictated by the testator to the notary undersigned, who wrote it as described and afterwards read it to the testator in a amiable voice in presence of Wm. Brown, Vincent Kirkland and Malcom Patterson, witnesses, residing in this town, and he ratified same as containing his last will and testament, which was written without turning to another act. In witness thereof the testator hereto set his hand with said witnesses and notary the same day and year after the whole being read. J.O. (initials of John OVERTON) Charles Tessier, P.J. Wm. Brown Vincent Kirkland Malcom Patterson At the time of signing the testator declared he was unable through weakness to write more than his initials of his name, which he did as aforesaid in presence of said witnesses and notary. Charles Tessier, P.J. William Brown Vincent Kirkland Malcom Patterson Recorded this 19th October, 1830, Charles Tessier. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm 11B. Captain James OVERTON (1686-1749) mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Born August 14, 1686, New Kent County, VA. Died June 18, 1749, Hanover County, Virginia Occupation: Captain Of The Militia; Justice Of The Peace In Hanover County, VA. Married Elizabeth (Mary) Truhart GARLAND, born 1690, died November 19, 1739. Mary's father was Edward GARLAND Esq., her mother was Jane (Mary) JENNINGS. Children: William OVERTON Mary Garland OVERTON (1705-1785) Barbara OVERTON (1720-1794) Nancy (Anne) OVERTON (~1725-1795) 12B. James OVERTON (1726-1814) John OVERTON (~1730-) Margaret OVERTON Samuel OVERTON (~1736-) mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm He was in the first generation of OVERTONs to be born in America. He served as Captain of the Militia and Justice (Magistrate or Sheriff) of Hanover. His descendants are entitled to membership in Society of Colonial Wars. James OVERTON was "a gallant soldier from Louisa County in the French and Indian Wars 1755: James was one of a band of Virginians who saved the remnants of Braddock's defeated army. 1723: James OVERTON was a patentee of lands on Elk Creek in Hanover, Virginia, settling at a plantation called "Brookeville." 1747: Will describes the OVERTON property as being on both sides of the new Louisa/Hanover line, part of each James OVERTON received a land patent in 1723, then purchased adjacent land from James Nuckolls, "414 acres on both sides of 'OVERTON's Fork of Elk Creek." mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm 12B. Captain James OVERTON (1726-1814) mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Born between around 1726 in Elk Creek, Louisa County, Virginia. Death: February 8, 1816 in Brookeville, Louisa County, Virginia. Married Mary WALLER on April 6, 1749. She was born October 22, 1730, in Hanover County, Virginia, and died February 8, 1816 in Louisa County, Virginia. Children: 13B1. Waller OVERTON b: 14 NOV 1750 13B2. Thomas OVERTON b: 15 AUG 1753 in Louisa County, Virginia Elizabeth OVERTON b: 24 JUN 1755 13B3. James OVERTON b: 6 AUG 1757 13B4. William OVERTON b: 5 OCT 1759 Mary OVERTON b: 10 AUG 1761 Nancy OVERTON b: 14 OCT 1763 13B5. John OVERTON b: 9 APR 1766 in Lousia County, Virginia Samuel OVERTON b: 17 SEP 1768 Sally OVERTON b: 5 MAY 1773 mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm 1754: Commissioned Ensign, Braddock's Army. 1763: Commissioned Justice in Louisa Co., VA Court, also 1771, & 1790. 1814: WILL OF JAMES OVERTON Louisa County, Virginia W.B. 5, page 607 Dated: 14 December 1814; Proved: 12 Feb 1816 I James OVERTON of the county of Louisa and the State of Virginia do make my last will and testament in the manner following. viz: 1st - It is my will and desire that all my just debts be paid. 2ndly - I hereby confirm to my son, Waller OVERTON, the Negroe woman Peggy heretofore given him. I also give my son Waller (2) a Negroe man named Allen, my house clock and twenty-five pounds to him and his heirs forever upon condition of his not claiming any debt supposed to be due him from my estate. 3rdly - I hereby confirm to my son Thomas OVERTON the preceeds of a Negroe woman Rhoda heretofore sold for his benefit. I also give to my said son Thomas a Negroe man named Frank and seventy five pounds to him and his heirs forever. 4thly - I hereby confirm to my son John OVERTON, a Negro man named Stephen heretofore delivered to him. I also give to my said son John a Negroe man named Scipio, a feather bed & furniture & seventy-five pounds to him and his heirs forever on condition that he claims nothing of my estate on account of money heretofore paid by him for me to my son Waller (2) OVERTON. 5thly - I hereby confirm to my son Samuel OVERTON the proceeds of a Negroe man Eseke heretofore sold for his benefit. I also will and bequeath to my son Samuel a Negroe boy named Lewis or Lew, a feather bed & furniture & seventy five pounds together with a writing desk & gun and the proceeds of the sale of the Books & which my said son left with me and for which I have paid him a valuable consideration. But it is not my intention that my said son Samuel should have any control over the property bequeathed to him except the power of willing it at his death or that it should be applied to the payment of his debts but it is my will and desire that it should remain in the hand of my son John OVERTON in trust for the benefit and support of my son Samuel & to be used for his use at the discretion of my son John. 6thly - I do hereby confirm to my daughter Ann Coleman the Negores Martin and Senna heretofore delivered to her. I also give to my daughter Ann one horse of the value of fifty dollars to her and her heirs forever. 7thly - I hereby confirm to my daughter Sarah Claybrooke the Negroes Davy Fortune and Sary heretofore delivered to her . I also give my said daughter Sarah a Negro woman named Letitia or Tisha, a Negro girl named fool Bab & a mulatto child named Winston with their future increase, one horse the value of fifty dollars, one woman's saddle to her and her heirs forever. 9thly - I will and bequeath to my son William OVERTON the Negroes Primus and Patsy, with her future increase; seventy five pounds, one bed with furniture to remain in the hands & possession of John Claybrooke in trust for the support of my said son in case my son William should die without recovering his reason so far as legally to dispose of the property herein bequeathed to him it is to descend to the children of my daughter Sarah. 10thly - It is my desire and will that all the lands to which I may be entitled to in the State of Kentucky shall remain in the hands of & possession of my son John in trust for the use of my son Sam upon the same condition perscribed in the fifth clause of this my last will and testament. 11thly - It is my will and desire that all the rest of estae both real & personal not herein before disposed of or mentioned, be sold by my Executors & the proceeds thereof after paying all my just debts and the legacys herein bequeathed, I give to my daughters Ann and Sarah and their heirs forever. 12thly & Lastly - I hereby constitute and appoint my friends James Nelson and John Claybrooke my executors to this my last will and testament hereby revoking all others by me heretofore made. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 14th day of December, 1814. James OVERTON Signed, sealed & acknowledged in the presence of Frederick O. Harris George Tisdale James Nelson Thos. Nickols mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm 13B1. Waller OVERTON (1750-1827) mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Born on November 14, 1750. Died on October 22, 1827, in Lexington, Kentucky. Occupation: Sheriff of Louisa Co., VA during Revolutionary War. Married on November 9, 1779, Martha RAGLAND, born November 24, 1757, in Virginia. Lived in Fayette Co., KY. Children: Thomas Jefferson OVERTON Elizabeth OVERTON Martha OVERTON Lucy OVERTON Sallie Ann OVERTON John OVERTON Dabney Carr OVERTON James OVERTON Samuel OVERTON Archibald Waller OVERTON mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm 1790: MARCH 20 - POWER OF ATTORNEY, Fayette County, Kentucky, Book 1, page 465 Waller OVERTON to my brother Samuel OVERTON Junr. of Louisa Co., VA, my attorney in fact to execute all business for me and in my name in State of Virginia in my individual capacity and also as executor of my brother James OVERTON Jr., decd. of the State of Kentucky. Anything he shall sign will be as binding and valid as if I had been personally present and done the same myself. W. OVERTON Witness: Saml. O. Pettus Thos. W. Claybrook mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm 13B2. General Thomas OVERTON (1753-1825) mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Born, August 15, 1753, in Louisa County, Virginia Died Frubruary 23, 1825, in Old Hickory, Tennessee. PENELOPE OVERTON widow of General Thomas OVERTON, died at home, "Soldier's Rest", near Nashville, Tenn., July 14, 1843 aged about 78 years. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Gen. Thomas OVERTON served in the Revolutionary War and as Inspector of Revenue in N.C., the same position held by his brother Judge John OVERTON in Tenn. 1776: OVERTON served throughout the Revolutionary War in the Continental Army. He was first appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the 9th Virginia Regiment. 1778: He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant. He was transferred to the first Virginia Regiment on March 14. 1779: Made Lieutenant, adjutant of the Fourth Continental Dragoons on July 1. 1781: OVERTON made Captain on April 24. He was an original member of the Society of the Cincinnati in Virginia. 1804: He and his brother John were very close and in 1804 he returned to make his home at "Soldier's Rest," near the Hermitage. 1806: He was an intimate friend of Andrew Jackson, for whom he served as second in Jackson's duel with Charles Dickenson on May 30, in which Dickenson was killed. After his marriage he moved to Moore County, North Carolina, which he represented many years in the legislature. He was appointed Brigadier General by the North Carolina Legislature. His will was recorded on September 3, 1824. 1825: Buried at "Soldier's Rest," where he lived from 1804 until his death in 1825. It is Located on Donelson Avenue, Old Hickory, Tennessee. The following is quoted from his obituary that appeared in a Nashville, Tennessee newspaper: "In the whole course of the Revolutionary struggle he was considered among the most active officers of his rank, insomuch, that in the north, and particularly at the siege of York, he attracted the notice of General Washington, who assigned to him and his troops the department of watching the enemy's motions in foraging previously to the establishment of the siege of York." mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm 13B3. James OVERTON (1757-1827) mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Born on August 6, 1757. Died before March 20, 1790. Lived in Kentucky. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm 13B4. Judge John OVERTON (1766-1833) mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Born 1766. Died 1833. Married Mary McConnell WHITE, born 1782, on July 28, 1820. Mary died in 1862. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm 1789: John OVERTON studied law, and in 1789 moved to Nashville. His roommate was Andrew Jackson, who had moved from Kentucky to Nashville to practice law. This newly formed friendship was to last the entirety of OVERTON's life, and was the source of many forces in OVERTON's life. While Judge John OVERTON was to devote his entire life to the practice of law, his endeavors in the behalf of the establishment and nurturing of Memphis, Tennessee; his various real estate transactions and his devotion to Andrew Jackson were perhaps his most memorable legacies. 1790: While in Nashville, where he was admitted to practice in 1790. 1794: He purchased the 5,000 acre Rice tract at Chickasaw Bluffs. 1795: Appointed Supervisor of Revenue, Tennessee, February 24. Appointed Inspector of Revenue, Tennessee, June 13. 1796: Sold a half interest in tract at Chickasaw Bluffs to Andrew Jackson. This site became the genesis for the town of Memphis. He built the home to become known as "Traveller's Rest," which is now owned by the Colonial Dames of America. 1804: Appointed Judge of Superior Court of Law. 1819: The owners of the tract at Chickasaw Bluffs entered in an agreement to lay off a town. 1823: Jackson sold out his interest. 1825 October 4, Doctor of Law degree from Cumberland College. 1826: The legislature granted a charter of incorporation to Memphis. Today, John OVERTON is known as "The Father of Memphis." 1828: According to several scholars, John OVERTON was likely the closest friend and adviser that Andrew Jackson was to ever have. OVERTON is said to have done more than any other one person to elect Jackson as the seventh President in 1828, and to re-elect him in his second campaign. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm James Claude OVERTON (1898-1953) mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Born about 1898 in Alabama. Married on November 17, 1914, Mary Nell HATCHER born September, 1896, in AL Children: Lynn OVERTON Farley Wingfield OVERTON Margaret OVERTON mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm 1900: Madison Co, AL census 1st Precinct, p 272B Mary HATCHER, dau, age 3, bn 9/1896 AL 1910: Madison Co, AL census Huntsville, Ward 1, p 45A Nellie HATCHER, dau, age 13 bn AL 1930: Jefferson Co, AL census Roll 25, ED 34, Birmingham, sheet 11E Nellie OVERTON, dau, age 32 bn AL, md age 18 mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm REFERENCE SOURCES: Dorothy K. MacDowell, Descendants of William Capers and Richard Capers and Related Families. Jean Heffron Royal, Fickling - JENKINS Family English Family History. John Foster, Fickling - JENKINS Family History. Census: 1790 Colleton Co., St. Johns Parish, SC. Lucy Charpie GRIMBALL OF EDISTO ISLAND, Compiled by Mabel L. Weber, Published in the South Carolina and Genealogical Magazine [1] S.C. Hist. Soc. Coll. vol. 1, pg.104 [2] Warrants for Lands in S.C. [3] McCrady, 1671-1719, pg. 210 [4] Ibid, pg. 216 [5] S.C. Hist. Soc. Coll. vol. 1, pg. 120 [6] Ibid, pg. 125 [7] Warrants for Lands, 1692-1711, pg. 198 [8] Ibid, pg. 200 [9] S.C. Hist. Soc. Coll. vol. 1, pg. 126 [10] Ibid, pg. 131 [11] S.C. Historical and Genealogical Magazine, vol. XI, pg. 55. vol. XIX. pg. 54 RIVERS AND REGIONS OF EARLY SOUTH CAROLINA by Henry. A. M. Smith, Volume III, The Reprint Company Publishers, Spartanburg, SC 1988, pgs. 141-42. South Carolina Genealogies, Vol. 3. General Micah JENKINS, C.S.A. by John Thomas (1908). Captain John JENKINS by Robert Flavel JENKINS, Jr. (1967). Regional Records, published in the Career and Character of General Micah JENKINS,CSA,1903. Genealogy of the JENKINS Family in the South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine by Miss Mabel L. Webber, Vol XX.Oct. 1919, No. 4, SCHGM. Joseph Everett Hart, Jr. updated Miss Webber's manuscript in 1966 and added many dates which are copied from tombstones and other sources. Seven South Carolina Low Country Families, Bailey, CLARK, GRIMBALL, JENKINS, SEABROOK, Townson and Whaley; compiled by Joseph LaRoche Rivers, revised in 2001. SC Historical Society FILM PAM 9.29 done in 1969. Information on John JENKINS ca 1736 born to William and Phoebe CLARK. JENKINS Family Pamphlet, page 7. South Carolina Gazette, Dec 31, 1764, advertises estate of John JENKINS on Edisto Island, Providence JENKINS and Charles GRIMBALL, administrators. The South Carolina Gazette, 1743 thru 1766 printed by Peter Timothy, Tradd Street, Charles Town. Lock and associated families, Gregory J. Lock, Kate Griffin, 0207 456 0905, email: Blanchard and Mary SEABROOK Smith, Museum of Immigration, 19 Princelet Street London E1 6QH tel: 020 7247 5352 Records of Emigrants from England 1860 Census for Anderson Co., Pendleton Village, SC 1870 Census for Pendleton Township, Anderson Co. SC 1880 Census for Pendleton, SC Birth and Death records of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Pendleton, SC. 1870 census states that W. L. JENKINS, is 56 years old. M593, R1842, page 640. The 1830-1831 Charleston City directory listed William JENKINS as "Student of medicine - 17 Rutledge Avenue." Lawrence JENKINS HISTORY OF PENDLETON by R. W. Simpson page 43 and 44 Outstanding Huguenots of the French Santee (St. James Santee), Anne Baker Leland Bridges and Roy Williams III. ST. JAMES SANTEE, PLANTATION PARISH, HISTORY AND RECORDS,1685-1925. An original publication, 1997. Transactions of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina No. 5. pp 14-18, Charleston, South Carolina, 1897. Press of Walker, Evans & Cogswell Co. List of Immigrent Families aboard Ship, Transactions of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina No. 5. pp 20, Charleston, South Carolina, 1897. Press of Walker, Evans & Cogswell Co. Manuscripts Department Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill SOUTHERN HISTORICAL COLLECTION PETER GAILLARD PLANTATION RECORDS Available at the Southern Historical Collection. Contact staff at: (919)962-1345 (telephone); (919)962-4452 (FAX); Lessons From the Big House by Frye GAILLARD (The early generations of the GAILLARD family are well written up in “The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine,” Vol. 39, No. 2, April 1938. p. 72-80 and the “Transactions of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina,” No. 44, 1939, p. 36-44.) "The LIVINGSTONS of Virginia" by Lucille Barco Coones Louis C. Barfield's HISTORY OF HARRIS COUNTY GEORGIA (1961) Wendy L. Bedran ( LIVINGSTONS of Virginia by Margaret Barco Charolotte McDonald - Thomas Myrick Randall Jr., 3047 Henderson Mill Rd.-Chamblee, GA 30341-5601 phone: 770-938-8583, e-mail: As shown data is personal correspondence and the MCBRYDE Family Bible that records Births, Marriages, and deaths.The Bible is currently owned by Thomas Myrick Randall Jr. Minutes of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the Confederate States of America. With an Appendix. 40 p.,Augusta, Ga., Steam Power Press Chronicle & Sentinel. 1862. Call number 4479 Conf. (Rare Book Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Thomas J MCBRYDE, 6507 Huckleberry Cove, Austin TX 78746-7127, Sentinel Reporter Print, Orlando, Florida

The History of Bartow County, by Lucy Josephine Cunyus - 975.81

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Census: 1860, Anderson Co., Pendleton Village, SC

"Early Virginia Immigrants", 1623-1666 by George Greer

"The HATCHER Family" by Rev. Francis Campbell Symonds, D. D.

Title: 1930 Jefferson Co, AL census
Page: Roll 25, ED 34, Birmingham, sheet 11E
Text: James C OVERTON, son-in-law, age 32 bn AL, parents bn AL, md age
18, living w/mot-in-law Margaret CLARK

OVERTON, J. Claude; HATCHER, Nellie 17 Nov 1914

The OVERTONs: 700 Years. With Allied Families from England to Virginia,
Kentucky, and Texas. Compiled by Nan OVERTON West. Copyright 1997 by
Nan OVERTON West, 4822 72nd Street, Lubbock, TX 79424. Library of
Congress Card #91-65569. Published by H.V. Chapman & Sons, 802 North 3rd,
Abilene, TX 79601.

Genealogies of Virginia Families, From the William and Mary College
Quarterly Historical Magazine, Indexed by Robert & Catherine Barnes,
Volume V, Thompson - Yates (and Appendix), "Tompkins Family," by Mrs. J.E.
Warren - First Installment, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co.,
Inc., 1982.

National Society of the Daughers of the American Revolution application
- Sally Trueheart Williams. Nat'l #77362. Application examined and
approved 1 Apr 1911. Found at NSDAR Headquarters, Washington, D.C.


The Madison County Records Center located on the third floor
of the Huntsville Madison County Library has these records. For copies
e-mail the archivist at , telephone
(256) 532-2347, FAX 256-532-5997, or write to Madison County
Records Center, 915 Monroe Street, Huntsville, AL 35801 giving
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History of the Rucker family and their descendants : sketches of
Carter, Barton, Early, Johns, Lee, Martin, Pendleton, Reade, Seldon,
Taliaferro, Witt and Wyatt families.. Whitley, Edythe Johns Rucker,.
Nashville, Tenn.. unknown. 1986. Page 241-243.,Peter.html From the Black Oak Agriculture Society

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