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(MRS. TnXUM R.) 

tuxur patrioa wsight 
anne robert wright cusa mims wright 



And the Allied Families of 



Compiled by 


(Mrs. WiUiam R.) 

A Member of 

The National Genealogical Association of Washington, D. C, 

And Through Descent From the Above Families a Member 

of Society of Colonial Dames of America; Daughters of 

the American Revolution; United States Daughters 

of 1812; United Daughters of the Confederacy. 

Pft»» oi 

Coaaumers Stationery and Printing Co 
JaekMon. Mi$$., 1911 

Copyright, 1911 
by Anne Mims Wright. 
All Rights Reserved. 

Published December 1911 

APR 3 1920 



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When ftrst I began my search to see. 

What I could learn of my Ancestry, 

They seemed to me so far away 

As if they had lived in Caesar's day. 

But my interest grew, and great pains I took, 

To find my own in each history's book. 

As their names and deeds came to the light. 

The ages vanished like mists of the night. 

As they came so near I seemed to see 

My beloved, forgotten, Ancestry, 

Now I have them with me with their powdered hair, 

Wearing beruffled shirts so debonair, 

Their pleated coats and flowered vests, 

The signet rings with their jeweled crests, 

The satin breeches that fit so tight. 

Begemmed knee clasps shining bright. 

Long, silk stockings and polished shoe, 

With their buckles of brightened silver, too. 

They seemed so near and dear to me. 

My new found friends, my Ancestry. 

— Josephine Powell Segal, 


Dear Cousins: 

This volumn is a "labor of love." The records it contains represent 
many years ot research, at first with no object in view except for my own 
enjoyment. As one note book after another became filled with priceless records 
which I had gathered, and my endeavors met with such encouragement and 
willing assistance from members of the family all over the United States, I 
decided to share the results of my investigations with you, and this book is the 
result of that decision. 

I have tried earnestly to complete each branch of the various families, 
an undertaking that few genealogists accomplish. In some branches I have failed 
on account of lack of interest, and in others because it has been impossible to 
locate any of the descendants. The records here given are correct as far as I 
know. There may be errors, but they will be correected in future editions, if my 
attention is called to them. 

I have undertaken to give all of the information about each branch that I 
could procure. The same opportunity has been given all to send items, sketches, 
war records, etc., therefore where no sketches are given of members of the 
older generations, the fault lies with their descendants. 

I have never seen a genealogy arranged in the form that I have chosen. 
This arrangement, while original, is a very simple way of tracing from the 
present to any past generation. Genealogies, in the narative form, are confusing 
and the numbered genealogies are tedious to trace. You will find your parents' 
names about an inch to the left and above your name; your grandparents about 
an inch to the left and above your parents, and on in the same way to the head 
of the branch to which you belong. The families treated of in this volumn have in- 
termarried so frequently that it was not as difficult to write a history of them all 
combined as to write of just one of the families. Where intermarriages 
have occurred between the families embraced in this work you will find the chil- 
dren of such marriages given only on the line of the father as there would be 
a repetition if given on both lines and confusion would be the result. For ex- 
ample: Rebecca 6. Sims married Jacob K. Hill, you will find their children in 
the Hill chapter, not in the Sims chapter. 

It is my desire that interest be aroused in family research and a closer 
bond of love be established between those of the same blood, and that further 
investigation be made leading to more knowledge of our earlier ancestors. It is 
not my aim to encourage false pride in, or dependence on the deeds of our ances- 
tors, but that we may try to live our lives worthily, emulating the good and in 
constant warfare with any evil tendencies we may have inherited. My object 
in giving to you these records is so well understood by the writer of the letter 
given below, that I am going to let this kinsman, for whose opinion I have 
great respect, speak for me. 

I assure you of my appreciation of your assistance and interest. 

Your Cousin. 

Ihrie, Miss., May 24th, 1911. 

Dear Cousin:— 

That you are Scotch-Irish I have not the least doubt. Your Scotch blood is shown by 
your tenacity of purpose; your Irish humor and tact is shown in permitting me to believe that 
you construed my apparent discourtesy in not replying to your several communications not to a 
want of courtesy to a lady, and kinswoman, but to the fact that your letters addressed to Capt, 
C. B. Richardson, Ihrie, Miss., went astray for want of proper address, so you addressed your 
last communication to Mr. Cabell Richarrlson* Fayette, Miss., thus lowering the bars for me 
to escape and open communication with you by (on my part) deception rather than by an honest 
confession, which is always good for the soul. Should I have done so I should have merited only 
your contempt. I want it otherwise* I believe you to be a bright and amiable lady, a kinswoman 
worthy of highest regard and I desire your respect. 

On my father's side I am Eaglish, straight out, and you know the English and the Irish 
do not love each other very much— never did— although the Irish did help the English to sub- 
jugate the Scotch, and our Scotch blood— yours and mine— does not love the Irish very much for 
that, but should your Irish blood and my English blood fall out, I think the mutual tie of consan- 
guinity our canny Scotch blood, will take the matter up and teach your Irish blood to sing "The 
Battle of the Boyne" and my English blood will sing "The Wearmg of the Green'' and thus get 
matters satisfactorily arranged in this Scotch-Irish-English family. 

You got my address correct at your first writing, all except the prefix "Captain." 97hich 
was' an error, I did not get higher than 1st Lieutenant in a battery of field artillery and am not 
entitled to the the prefix of "Captain." The fact is there are so many official titles in our times 
that it is a real luxury to be called "Mister." 

As you seem to have your heart set on the accomplishment of the work you have under- 
taken and have spent much time and faithful work and no little money in its pursuit I will sub- 
ordinate my judgement— griving yours the preference— and give you the benefit of any informa- 
tion I may have which, though traditional, is of just such material as histories are usually com- 
piled. I have not been in sympathy with you in this matter, nor am I much inclined to take 
that view of it now, and this is not from prejudice but after reasonable consideration. I was 
never an admirer of a man or a woman with a pedigree. It has too much the appearance of 
one trying to take credit to himself or herself for what his or her ancestors have accomplished. 
The real question to be brought home and seriously pondered is: "What have I, myself, done 
in that station in life to which it has pleased God to call me? Have I so lived as to be a credit 
to my ancestors or have I so fallen fro^m the high estate and good name they left me as a herit- 
age as to reflect discredit on the name I bear and cause people to quote, 'the sins of the fathers 
are visited upon the children unto the third and fourth generation. " 

There is no living soul who believes more strongly in heredity than I do. I know some- 
thing about pedigree in the animal kingdom and man is placed in this kingdom by scientists, be- 
longing to that type of animal classified as Vertebrate Mammals, and is therefore responsible for 
the laws governing the animal kingdom. He has also, which the brute animal has not, a spiritual 
being which is just as responsive to the laws governing the moral universe. Pedigree (like be- 
gets like nature repeating itself in endless succession) rules almost supreme in this complex 
being with a dual nature just as it does in the lower animal or brute creation, by the artifice of 
man himself it is sometimes improved, sometimes injured, this applies to his own as well as the 
brute type of the animal kingdom. 

The best that can be done is to, intelligently, assist evolution, any other course is setting 
ourself in opposition to Nature's laws which are God's laws. The result of such action leads to 
ignominous failure, and in the case of man's dealing with his own species whether as an individ- 
ual or collectively (society) to certain punishment. 

To argue that a man, or a woman, without the benefit of the cultivation, physical and mor- 
al, inherited from generations of good forebears would stand a better chance (or equally as good) 
to become a good man or a good woman tha© with it, would be as falacious as to argue that the 
condition of mind most receptive and best suited to retain happiness is that of total ignorance. 
Alas, poor me, if you think I do not appreciate being descended from good people. But let us 
use this knowledge only to encourage (which I'm sure is your purpose) the weak ones of the 
clan who, without such uplifting and sustaining suggestion, are prone to bemean themselves and 
sell their birthright for a mess of potttage, an abominable|mess it often is. This heritage of ours is 

a gift from the good Qod transmitted to us through our ancestors. Let us receive it not boastful- 
ly, but humbly and thankfully cherish it and try to live up to it. The man who '<sits down on it" 
as you express it is bad enough, but the one who boastf uUy props himself up on it is far more- 
he is "the man with a a pedigree" and as a rule when you size him up, you find no man at all- 
only a pedigreed runt. 

People who think, believe strongly in heredity. It behooves us all then, to lead lives 
worthy of our ancestors and hold fast to the good name they have left us. This we can do with- 
out becoming hero or ancestor worshipers as are the pagan Chinese. Black sheep will crop 
out from time to time, this is an inevitable law of nature and cannot be guarded against or 
avoided. Such ones are "freaks," we cannot get rid of them, but (as a cross) we can bear 
with them "being to their faults a little blind and to their virtues very kind." Emmerson has 
told us: "The past we cannot recall; the future we cannot secure; today (only^ is ours." Let 
us then, day by day, try to so live as to be a credit rather than a discredit to our forefathers 
and by so doing raise unto their memories living memorials of far more worth than monuments 
of marble and statues of bronze and leave, for our children to follow through life, "foot prints 
on the sands of time" leading, if possible, to higher levels, not to lower depths. 

Do not, from any misconstruction of my meaning, think that I have placed you in my 
mental list of people with a pedigree* or that you desire to become one. I understand pretty 
well what you have set out to do and that you do it, not so much as a work of pride, but delight 
in it as a work of love. You wish to unite in one homogeneus' body in friendship and sympathy, 
the descendants (in dprect line and various branches) of Isaac Ross and his wife Jean Bi^own. 
These people are scattered over a large scope of this country, have from generation to gener- 
ation mingled their blood by marriage with that of other peoples and nations foreign to the 
original parent stock? They have grown up under different conditions, with different environ- 
ments, with hopes and aspirations along different lines, some of which are widely divergent 
rather than concentrated and tending to homogenity. Swinging on different rungs of the social 
ladder, with different facilities for education and cultivation, with totally different views of life 
and its duties whether viewed from a social, civil or religious stand point, entirely out of sym- 
pathy with each other and with a total lack of congeniality. They may be all of the good old 
stock but have wandered away from clanship and its ties too long and too far, I'm afraid, to be 
ever reclaimed. 

I hope you may succeed but whether you do or not there is one of your clansmen who 
thinks he understands you and will ever give you credit for the best motives and will sincerely 
regret, on your account, should you fail to make of this undestaking as complete a success as it 
is your heart's desire to do. 

It has been (from my point of view) the impracticability of this undertaking that has 
been worrying me. It hurts me to treat you rudely and ignore your application for sympathy 
and such aid as I might be able to give you and yet I know that I should have to be candid 
should I answer at all. I regretted then, and do now, having to express myself unfavorably, 
not as to the motive, but as to the chances of success and therefore the inexpediency of the at- 

With sincere wishes for your well being and happiness through life, and for success in 
your undertaking, I am. Cabbll B. Richardson 



The Scottish highlanders were of the ancient Celtic race which remained 
unconquered for many years. They successfully opposed the Romafis. Being 
free from invasion they remained a pure race, with habits and customs distinctly 
their own, unaffected by other nations. 

The plaids or tartans which each clan wore to distinguish it from other 
clans, was of ancient origin. While not extensively worn, these clan plaids 
are still in use. and shawls, scarfs and cloth of the various clans can be procured 
in the shops of Scotland today. 

James First induced imigration into the northern part of Ireland and it 
was at that time that a large number of highlanders removed to that country, 
where they remained until, on account of religious persecution, they came to 
the American colenies in pursuit of the religious freedom they were denied in 
Ireland. These people were called Scotch-Irish and they were the progenitors 
of many of America's foremost families. The Scotch-Irish, in large numbers, 
came to America during the early part of the eighteenth century. They ,settled 
in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland and finally in North Caro- 
lina and South Carolina. 

The history of the settlement of this part of Ireland, by James I, is one 
of interest to the descendants of these people. There were three classes of set- 
tlers who moved to these lands — English, Scotch and Irish. The Scotch predom- 
inated and were considered the most desirable citizens. Among the English 
families who took up their residence in Ireland at that time were the Hills, 
Leslies, Ellises and Langf ords. The Scotch families mentioned were Hamiltons, 
Stewarts, Maxwells. Rosses, Barclays, Moores, etc. 

After living In Ireland for about 100 years the persecution became so great 
that, unable to bear it longer, colonies of these people determined to seek a land 
of freedom. This determination meant more than planning for a journey today. 
The trials endured by these emigrants is well related by Rev. John Livingston, 
the le^ider of the first colony that ventured to the new world, and it is descript- 
ive of the many journeys that followed. 

"We had much toil in our preparation, many hinderances in our outsetting, and both sad 
and glad hearts in taking leave x)f our friends. At last, about the month of September, 1636, we 
loosed from Lockfergus, but were detained some time with contrary winds in Lock Regan in 


Scotland, and grounded the ship to search for some leaks in the keel of the boat. Yet thereafter, 
we set to sea, and for some space had fair winds, till we were between three and four hundred 
leagues from Ireland, and no nearer the banks of Newfoundland than any place in Europe. But 
if ever the Lord spoke by his winds and other dispensations, it was made evident to us, that it 
was not his will that we should go to New England. For we met with a mighty heavy rain from 
the northwest, which did break our rudder, which wp got mended by the skill and courage of 
Captain Andrew Agnew, a godly passenger; and tore our foresail, five or six of our champlets, 
and a great beam under the gunner's room door broke. Seas came in over the round house, and 
broke a plank or two on the deck, and wet all that were between the decks. We sprung a leake, 
that gave us seven hundred, in the two pumps, in the half hour glass. Yet we lay at hull a long 
time to beat out the storm, till the master and company came one morning and told us that it was 
impossible to hold out any longer, and although we beat out that storm, we might be sure in that 
season of the year, we would foregather with one or two more of that sort before we could reach 
New England* 

''During all this time, amidst such fears and dangers, the most part of the passengers were 
very cheerful and confident; yea, some in prayer had expressed such hopes, that rather than the 
Lord would suffer such a company to perish, if the ship should break, he would put wings to our 
shoulders, and carry us safe ashore. I never in my life found the day so short, as at all that 
time, although I slept some pights not above two hours, and some not at all, but stood most part 
in the gallery astern the great cabin, where Mr. Blair and I and our families lay. For in the 
morning, by the time every one had been some time alone, and then at prayer in their several 
societies, and then at public prayer in the ship, it was time to go to dinner; after that we would 
visit our friends or any that were sick, and then public prayer would come, and after that, sup- 
per and family exercises. Mr. Blair was much of the time sickly, and lay in the time of storms. 
I was sometimes sick, and then brother McClelland only performed duty in the ship. Several of 
those between deck, being thronged, were sickly; an aged person and one child died, and were 
buried in the sea. One woman, the wife of Michael Calver, of Killinchy parish, brought forth a 
child in the ship. I baptized it on Sabbath following, and called him Seaborn.'* 

After the trials of such a journey, the master's report filled them with 
distress, storms were before them. After much prayer and consultation they 
decided to return to Ireland where they remained for three-quarters of a ceiJ- 
tury. About 1700, ship load after shipload of men and their families left the 
adopted country and sought other homes in the new world. Many were the tri- 
als they endured, but they soon made new homes, established their religion and 
furnished the men who were the progenitors of the families herein given. 


The progenitors of the families treated of in this volume were among the 
pioneer settlers of North Carolina, therefore the history of the settlement of 
that state will be of interest to their descendants. 

There were several classes of settlers attracted by the genial climate, rich 
plains and rugged mountains of this new country. Adventurers from Virginia 
and the other older colonies tiring of the growing civilization around them, 
found North Carolina an attractive land. New Jersey furnished a large num- 
ber of settlers to the region between the Catawba and Yadkin rivers. Mecklen- 
berg county was at one time called Jersey county.. This territory also became 
the home of many of the Scotch-Irish who came in colonies from Ireland, some 
settled on the shores of North Carolina, others came through Pennsylvania, 
Maryland or Virginia and the majority of the settltrs to this valley wert the 
persecuted Scotch-Irish. There were in the confines of the present state of 
North Carolina several German and Huguenot settlements and numerous de- 


tached settlers. Burk's Peeraere mentions lifae settlement in North Carolina of 
John Alexander, who came before 1700. This leads us to believe that there 
were many others here at this early period 

At one time two thirds of the white population of Mecklenberg county 
were Harrises and Alexanders. This adds to the difficulty of tracing the de- 
scendents of these families. New Jersey furnished the Conger family, Virginia 
the Hills and Killingsworths, and possibly the Wades. The Harris family came 
from Pennsylvania, the Ross family was, possibly, native Scotch-Irish and the 
Moores were English. Thus we see that our ancestors brought many customs of 
many lands with them to this new country but they were all originally from the 
British Isles. 




The Ross clan is a very ancient one. This clan furnished most of the 
family of that name in America. While some may have come from England and 
other countries the clan in Scotland originated the name and all Ross families 
trace back to that clan. 

The tartan of the Ross clan is a very attractive design, it is of dark blue, 
red and green and arranged in broad and narrow stripes. 

The following from ''Scottish Clans and Their Tartans" gives a history of 
the Ross Clan : 

This clan is designated by the Highlanders as *Clan Anrias,' which is altogether different 
from their name, as in similar, manner the Robertsons are called 'Clan Donnachie.' In the an- 
cient genealogical history they were *Clan Anrias,* and it begins with PAUL MACTIRE, to whom 
William, Earl of Ross and Lord of Skye, granted a charter for the lands of Gairloch in 1366, wit- 
nessed by Alexander, Bishop of Ross; Hergone, brother of Earl William; Henry, the Seneschal, 
and others. 

Robertson mentions that in the Earl of Haddington's collections he met with an entry in 
the reign of Alexander II; dated about 1220, a "Charter to Ferquhard Ross, of the Earldom of 
Ross." This Ferquhard, he adds, was called Macant-Sagart, or the Priest's son, and has, with 
reason, been supposed to be the son of GILE-ANRIAS, from whom the clan took its name. 

He founded the Abbey of Feam, in Ross-shire, in the reign of Alexander II. His son, 
Earl William, was one of the Scottish nobles who, under Alexander III, bound themselves to 
make no peace with England in which the Prince and Chiefs of Wales were not included. This 
line ended with Euphemia, Countess of Ross, who became a nun, and resigned the Earldom of 
Ross to her uncle, John, Earl of Buchan. 

The ROSSES of BELNAGOWAN were a very ancient line, as they sprang from WILLIAM, 
Earl of Ross, a great patriot and friend of Robert I. 

WILLIAM'S son, EARL HUGH, was killed at Halidon Hill, fighting for his king and 
country, in 1333. 

The ancient Rosses, of Balnagowan, failed and the estate, by an unusual circumstance, 
came by purchase to another family of the same name, the LORDS ROSS, of Hawkhead, and old 
and very honorable branch of the clan which failed at the death of GEORGE, twelfth LORD 
ROSS, in 1754, at Ross House, and of his son the Master, at Mount Teviot, when his titles went 
to the Earls of Glasgow. 

The line of Balnagowan is thus given in 1729 by George Crawford, Historiographer of 
Scotland, and other authorities. 

HUGH ROSS, second son of HUGH, Earl of Ross, married the heiress of Balnagowan, and 
was succeeded by WILLIAM, second Laird of Balnagowan, who married a daughter of Lord 

Livingstone. Their son WILLIAM married Catharine, the daughter of PAUL MACTIRE, she 
was the heiress of Strathcarron, Strathoykel and Fostay. 

HUGH, 3rd Laird of Balnagowan, married Lady Janet, daughter of the Earl of Sutherland, 
their children were; JOHN, his heir, and WILLIAM ROSS, of Little Allan and Coulnaki, who 
was the predecessor of the ROSSES of SHANDWICK. 

JOHN, 4th Laird of Balnagowan, married a daughter of Torquil LacLeod, of the Lewes. 
Their son, ALEXANDER, married a lady of the Duffus family, and had "SIR DAVID ROSS," who 
married Helen, of Iverugie, daughter of Marischal's predecessor, by whom he had WALTER, his 
son and heir, and WILLIAM, who was the root of Rosses of Ivercarron and its branches. The 
said WALTER married Mary, daughter of James Grant, of Frenchy, Laird of Grant. 

Their son ALEXANDER was twice married. First to Jean, daughter of George, Earl of 
Caithness, by whom he had GEORGE his successor. Second, to Katherine, daughter of McKen- 
zie, of Kintail, by whom he had a son, Nicholas, the first of the line of Pitcalnie. He died 
in 159L 

GEORGE 6th. of Balangowan married Marjorie, daughter of Sir John Campbell, of Cawdor, 
with "a tocher of 3,000 merkes" in 1572. They had a daughter married to Lord Kintail and a 
son, "DAVID, THE LOYAL" who married Mary, Lord Lovat's daughter. He died at Winsor 
castle after the restoration and Charles II bestowed on him and his heirs forever a pension of 
4,000 merks, yearly. 

DAVID, the last Laird of Balnagowan married Lady Ann Stewart, daughter of the Earl of 
Murray, and dying without issue, conveyed his estate to Brigadier General CHARLES ROSS, 
son of George Ross, tenth Lord Ross, of Hawkshead, by his second wife. Lady Jean Ramsay, 
daughter to the Earl of Dalhousie. 

The Brigadier General was an officer of high millitary reputation, and in 1729 was Colonel 
of the 5th Royal Irish Horse, raised in 1688 and disbanded after the rebellion of 1798. 

Ross, of Pitcaline is supposed to liepresent the ancient line of Balnagowan, the present 
Baronets of Balnagowan being in reality Lockharts. 

In 1745 the fighting force of the clan was 500 men. 

The obituary notices for August 1884 contained the death of Mr. George Ross, of Pitclaine, 
in Rossshire and Arnot in Kincardine, aged 81. Deceased was the last representative of the 
ancient Earls of Ross, and was chief of the Clan of Ross. He was succeeded by his grand- 


Probably the first mention of the Ross family in America is that of 
Thomas Rosse, one of the early settlers on the James river in Virginia. After 
the massacre of 1622 he was reported dead and leaving a wife and two children. 
Some years later St. Peter's church, New Kent, gives the following eutries: 

Wm. Ross, son of William Ross, baptized March 3, 1687-8. 

Lydia, daughter of William Ross, baptized Nov. 11, 1694. 

Ruth, daughter to William Ross, baptized Nov. 6, 1698, 

William, son of William Ross, baptized June 15. 1801. 

Eiizabeth, daughter to Richard Ross, baptized Dec. 17, 1710. 
-^ William, son of Richard Ross, baptized 1711. 

Anne, daughter of Richard Ross, baptized Jan. 27, 1714. 

In Elizabeth county the name of Hugh Ross appears in 1690, 

Will of Margaret Priest, dated March 19, 1719, mentions her children. 1, 

Hugh Ross. 2. Francis Ross and William Ross. Her first husband was Hugh 

1. Hugh Ross lived in Martin county. North Carolina. 2. Francis, whose 

wife was Anne, lived in Buford county, North Carolina. 3. William lived in 

Martm county. 

John Ross, whose father died about 1712, moved to Edmonton, N. C, in 

1742. from Virginia. 


Rev. Geo. Ross came from Scotland to Deleware about 1703. His son 
George was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. 

John Ross, with his family, left Scotland and settled in Ireland in 1689. 
His son John came to America in 1706, and in 1708 bought land in Chester 
county, Pa., which was known as Ross Common. 

Greorge Ross, a descendant of this family, was governor of Pennsylvania. 
This family were Presbyterians The branch of the Ross family to which we 
belong was probably descended from this Pennsylvania family. 

According to the census of 1790, there were in North Carolina 67 families 
bearing the Ross name, in South Carolina there were 38. There were also 
numerous families in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland. 
The above early Ross families, while they do not include many that had set- 
tled in the colonies, are given to show that the Ross clan gave its quota of cit' 
izens to the settlement of the new world. 

ISAAC ROSS, SR. , was bom about 1710. The place of his birth is not known 
tho he was probably born in Ireland of Scotch parents, with whom he came to 
America. His parents were possibly among the large number of Scotch-Irish 
Presbyterians who fled to America on occount of religious persecution and set- 
tled in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia and later in North Carolina along 
the Yadkin river, finally drifting westward to the Catawba valley in Mecklen- 
berg county. These people were strong in body and mind, intensely patriotic 
and altogether desirable citizens for this country which was destined to furnish 
some of the bravest soldiers, greatest statesmen and godliest ministers of com- 
ing ages. 

The Ross family of Virgmia, is not known to be connected with the 
family under discussion, but it is probable that they were related ' 'on the other 
side of the water,'' for we find many of the same given names in both families 
On account of the meagre records left by the Scotch-Irish their history is not 
easily traced. 

Isaac Ross married Elizabeth Fraz or (or Frazer) in 1731. Their son, Isaac 
Ross, 2nd, was bom Nov. 9. 1732 and their daughter, Euphemy, was bom Sept 
15, 1739. There is no record of any other children of this union nor have we 
any further record of the daughter, Euphemy. 

Isaac Ross, 2nd., lived at "Stony Hill,'' N. C. and he was called "Stony 
Hill Isaac'' to distinguish him from another brother by the second marriage of 
his father. The home* "Stony Hill" was possibly in Mecklenberg county. 
"Stony Hill Isaac" removed to South Carolina about 1750-60 and settled in 
what was then Orangeburg county. He was Collector for his district in 1764. 
(See Salley 's History of Orangeburg County. ) Nothing more is known of him 
except that he married Eliza Cheek and that some of his children moved to 
Tennessee and Mississippi during the early history of these states. Two of his 
sons were Isaac and Samuel. Isaac lived near his uncles, A. B. and Capt Isaac 

*lfn. LiFdia Harria Craiff, of Charlotte, N. C-, onea Ihrod at an old Boas place near Charlotte. It waa sitnated 
•B a bigli. atonjr hill and eonld easily have heen callad '^tony Hill" from its tarroundinsa. Whethar or not this waa tba 
a< laaaeia not knovm. 


Ross in Kershaw, or Richland county, and is mentioned in the census of 1790 as 
haviner in family one male over 21, one under 16 and 2 females. Samuel Ross lived 
with A. B. Ross during the year 1800, but nothing further is recorded of him. 
(See Diary, A. B. Ross.) 

Isaac Ross, Sr., after the death of Elizabeth Frazor, married Jean Brown, 
about 1742-3. She was also a Scotch lassie and lived in the Catawba valley near 

Jean Brown Ross' parentage is yet unknown, she named her first son 
Arthur Brown Ross— a name that has come down through each generation— 
and her oldest daughter Elizabeth, inference is made that her parents bore these 

Isaac Ross, Sr., had a brother, ^Nicolas Ross, who early settled on the 
Yadkin river, in Rowan county, and married Elizabeth (Lizzie ) C!onger, daugh- 
ter of John Conger. They had two daughters. (See chapter 6.)- This brother 
Nicolas is the only brother of Isaac Ross that can be positively identified. As 
large families were the rule rather than the exception in those days, it is very 
probable that there were other sisters and brothers whom we may yet be able to 

Isaac Ross died about 1762 and his widow, Jean Brown Ross was married 
a few years later to Aaron Alexander and by this union there were two children, 
only one of whom survived to manhood. John Brown Alexander was bom in 
1765. (See chapter 9.) The date of the death of Jean Brown Ross Alexander 

was about 1766. Aaron Alexander married again to Mary . (See his line, 

chapter 9.) He died in 1772. 

What manner of people these our first known Ross ancestors were, can 
only be estimated by the traits of character they handed down to their 
children. While there has not been found record of large land grants or great 
wealth possessed by Isaac Ross, Sr., he must have been a prominent man and one 
beloved by a large connection who did him honor by naming many sons for him, 
and his name lives today, having been handed down from generation to gener- 
ation through the various branches of the Ross, Moores, Alexander, Conger and 
other families. We likewise find the name Jean Brown a prominent one in all of 
the allied families up to the present time. Jean in some instances having been 
changed to Jane. This custom of keeoing alive the names of ancestors who 
as pioneers in a new land, made possible the civilization we have today, is one 
that should be encouraged. 

It is the hope of the writer that we may yet learn more of Isaac Ross and 
Jean Brown through records we have not had access to in the past 

Isaac Ross and Jean Brown Ross had the following children: 

Elizabeth Ross; born April 15, 1744; (no records.) 

Arthur Brown Ross; bom August 9, 1746, 

Abagail Ross; born November 13, 1748. 

Mary Ross; born Jan. 28, 1751, married John Conger, (see Conger family. ) 

Isabel Ross; bom. Jan 28, 1754. 

Jean Ross; born 1757; married Henry Moores, see chapter 4. 

Isaac Ross, 3rd; bom January 5, 1760. 

nn tlM old Bom BIblo tfaoro if an ontry of tho birth of Nieolaa Rom, 1774. This Nioolu wu ovldontlya 
snudMn of Thiit RoMt Sr. 

AATHUR BROWN ROSS, son of Isaac Ross and Jean Brown, his wife, was 
born, probably, near Charlotte, N. C. , Aug. 9, 1746. His parents lived in North 
Carolina and there his father died about 1762, his mother married Aaron Alex- 
ander and it was after this time (Jan. 1769) that he married Hannah Conger, 
daughter of John Conger, of Rowan county, North Carolina, and removed to 
South Carolina. In 1774 he lived at Rocky Mount, S. C. (see map.) The fol- 
lowing account dates it that period. 

October 17, 1774. 
'*Mr. Orman Morgan, Dr. 

To A. B. Ross, for sundries at Rocky Mount, to the amount of £19.19.6." 
(The original bill was in the possession of John I. W. Ross, 2nd. ) 

The first land grant he received in South Carolina was in 1774 (see maps. ) 

His brother "Stony Hill Isaac" Ross patented land in Kershaw county as 
early as 1765 and it is very probable that A. B. Ross followed his half brother to 
South Carolina. Arthur B. Ross received a number of land grants in South 
Carolina dating 1774, 1786, 1797 and 1799. In 1800 he patented 177 acres in 
Rowan county North Carolina on Abbots creek and conveyed this by deed to his 
brother-in-law John Conger in 1801. (See diary and map for location of differ- 
ent lands.) He moved his family in the summer to what he called his ''Green 
Spring place" and back to the plantation in winter. He called his plantations, 
besides the one mentioned, ''Comfort Hill, ""Sand Hill" and "The Plantation." 

Arthur B. Ross, his son Ely Ross, nephew Samuel Ross and brother Isaac, 
signed a petition to the legislature in 1788 in regard to McCord's ferry. McCord's 
ferry was on the Congaree river in Saxa Grotha township of the original Orange- 
burg county which at one time embraced about one-third of the state of South 
(Carolina, afterward a number of counties were cut off from Orangeburg, Ker- 
shaw and Richland being among the number. 

Arthur Brown Ross served in the war of 1776. although there has not yet 
been found official record of his service. He was living at Rocky Mount when 
the battle that bears that name was fought. We know that he was an ardent 
Whig and as such he must have participated, not only in that battle but in many 
others. There is now in the possession of one of his descendants, hte 
old bullet mould that he used in the Revolutionary war. His sen. 
timents expressed in his diary when he heard of the death of Greneral Washing, 
ton proves that he was one of the patriot army. He participated in all of the 
Fourth of July celebrations and described them in his diary. In the M, S. sketch 
by his grandson, John I. W. Ross, 2nd., the statement is made that "Arthur 
Brown Ross served in the Revolutionary War." The records in Columbia are 
not yet catalogued, when they are there will very probably be found the name 
of A. B. Ross as a revolutionary soldier. 

A. B. Ross was a man of affairs in the community in isi hich he lived. He 
was Justice of the Quorum, an office of importance at that time. He had tried 
before him many cases from minor to serious offenses: a trying office, since many 
of the offenders were friends and neighbors. His vocation brought him in con- 
tact with the prominent men of the state, many of whom were his personal 
friends. As a farmer, merchant and justice his persuits were varied. In the very 
interesting diary he has left us, he gives in detail the performance of the duties 


of each day. He filled any place on his farm when needed, never objecting to 
the most menial service if it fell to his lot. 

His home life must have been very happy, his constant companion was his 
wife whom he affectionately called "the old lady/' She accompanied him from 
one plantation to another, sometimes both rode in the "chair'' and often times 
on horseback. He was fond of his children and grand children. He enjoyed the 
sports with his boys and, while he was not as successful a hunter as "Brown" 
or "Jacky," he often brought down a fat doe or wild turkey. His ferry on the 
Wateree was the center for gatherings to discuss politics and his fisheries on the 
same stream attracted the best people of Camden who drove there in the after- 
noons to procure fresh shad. James Kershaw, in 1798, notes in diary. "Rode 
to Ross* Fishery. Large party there." (See "Historic Camden.") 

Arthur B. Ross was a sober man for those times. He indulged in "cherry 
bounce" and liked a "hot dram" early in the morning, but his brain never became 
dulled to the extent of drunkenness. Horse races at Camden attracted him 
thither and there he heard the news and discussed politics. He 
was honest in his dealings, he kept an accurate account of his 
expenditures and met his debts promptly. He was a subscriber to the Orphan's 
Society and was charitable to the down trodden. As a strict church member he 
failed. He often attended service at the "Widow Martin's" and remembered 
the text, to write in his diary, but he did not keep the Sabbath as our idea of 
Sunday observance is today. The day was spent in visiting, looking up lost cat- 
tle, attending services about once a month and entertaining his family and 
friends. He and his wife were kind and generous neighbors, freely sharing 
the good things they had with their children and neighbors. 

About 1803 he spent much time surveying land and on those surveying 
trips was often accompanied by Mr. McWillie, father of Ex-Gov. McWillie, of 
Mississippi, and with his good friend and neighbor. Major Whitaker. His son, 
"Brown" was also a surveyor and assisted his father in that capacity. 

It must have caused many heart aches to break the home ties in South 
Carolina and go to Mississippi, but when we consider that his children were 
scattered, some in Mississippi, Ely in Tennessee and Elizabeth in another part 
of South Carolina, it must have been a happy journey in view of the reunion in 
the new country. Ely K. Ross and Elizabeth Ross Sims and their families with 
the sons, John I. W. Ross and Isaac A. B. Ross went to Mississippi with their 
parents in 1805, leaving behind Sarah Conger Ross O'Quin who bid farewell with 
her parents never more to see them in this world. 

This company settled along Cole's creek, in Jefferson county. Miss. They 
patented rich tracts of land and there settled in this new country to make new 
homes and rear their children as pioneers, enduring many privations that such a 
life necessitates. The country in which they settled fast became the center of 
culture and refinement in Mississippi and our pioneers became men of influence 
and were blessed by bountiful harvests. 

Arthur Brown Ross knew and admired Lorenzo Dow, the early missionary 
and one of the pricelsss possessions of the family today is an old stiletto given 
by Dow to his son John I. W. Ross. The stiletto has "Lorenzo Dow" engraved 
on the handle. A. B. Ross did not live long to enjoy the new home, his death 
oecured in 1805 and his body rests in old "Beech Hill" cemetery, about two miles 


from Red Lick station, Jefferson county, Miss. This cemetery is in the center of a 
refined country community, made up of the descendants of the Ross, Wade, 
Sims, Hill, O'Quinn, Killingsworth and kindred families. Possibly no where in 
Mississippi are the old time customs and ideas of living kept up in a more perfect 
regime than in this part of Jefferson county. 

The majority of the travelers who pass "Beach Hill" can point to the Ross 
plot and say: ' There lie my ancestors. " A feeling beyond power of descrip- 
tion overwhelmed the writer, a great great, great granddaughter of A. B. 
Ross and his wife, Hannah C. Ross, when she stood beside the graves of Arthur 
B. Ross and the ''Old Lady," Hannah C. Ross. 

Hannah Conger Ross survived her husband 16 years. She lived most of that 

time with her youngest son, John L W, Ross, and he it was, who had inscribed 

on her tombstone : 

' 'And she is gone, whose lovely face, 
Is of her charms, her smallest grace/' 

Children of Arthur Brown Ross and Hannah Conger Ross: 

1. Elizabeth Ross, bom in North Carolina. Sept. 30, 1769; married Thomas Sims. 

2. Sarah Conger Ross; born in South Carolina Sept. 23. 1771, married John 


3. Ely Kershaw Ross, born in South Carolina Oct. 6, 1773; married, 1st, Elizabeth 

Hill; 2nd. Mrs. Collier; 3rd. Mrs. Henderson. 

4. Abigail Gibson Ross;born in South Carolina Nov. 6, 1775; married David Sims. 

5. John Isaac Gates Ross, born in South Carolina April 19, 1778; name of wife 


6. Isaac Arthur Brown Ross, born in South Carolina April 30, 1782; married 

Jane Oliphant Hill. 

7. John Isaac Wayne Ross, bom in South Carolina March 4. 1785; married 1st, 

Jane Patterson Bisland; 2nd, Jane Broi^n Ross Wade, widow of Daniel 


ELIZABETH ROSS occupied the responsible position of oldest child in her 
family. The deep regard her family had for her is made known to us from 
the old diary which has given us so much information about the family relations. 

Elizabeth and her husband, Thomas Sims, lived near the Pee Dee river, 
forty or fifty milea from her fathar's home on th^ Wateree, but they made fre- 
quent visits back home and little ''Brown," their son, spent much time with his 
grand parents. 

Thomas Sims, James Sims and David Sims were brothers, who their pa* 
rents were is yet a conjecture but their father was probably James Sims and 
their mother Rebecca Sims. Thomas Sims and his family came to Mississippi 
about 1805. He patented 250 acres of land on Cole's creek in Jefferson county 
in the same vicinity with the brothers James and David. 

Elizabeth Sims inherited the frugal habits of her parents and she and her 
husband prospered in this world's goods. They were devout christians, fol* 
lowing the Presbyterian faith. 

The exact date of Thos. Sims' death is not known but he died several 

S«« diary «nd pictures of tomlw. Also map of Camden, etc 


years before his wife, leaving her with the management of affairs and the train- 
ing of her children. She lived many years to be a blessing to her children and 
grandchildren. (See letters. ) 



February 3, 1843, 

My Dear Children i— 

I sat down this morning through a great deal of weekness to write a few lines to you as 
we have not l^eard from you since by yonr sons and we have not heard from them since they got 
home. I came home from Mr. O'Quinn's with the intention of going home with them but Divine 
Goodness over rules all things, I was taken that night with a difficulty of breathing and every 
night since, till last night I rested some better but am not able this morning to make up my bed. 
I am weaker than you could imagine from my former health and strength. 

I should have written you before this time but have not strength to write. All my desire 
is to serve my children of temporal things. I have not seen Hannah since I left her but she is 
better, all the rest of the family are as well as common. My health is such as will not Jet me 
think I will ever be able to come and see you. Am very glad my dear grandchildren came to see 
us when they did for Elizabeth and Eliza were much satisfaction to us all but the boys were so 
sick that they had no comfort for themselves and we were so sorry for them that none of us en- 
joyed ourselves but I hope they are now well and hope you will write to me soon. 

Kiss my dear little Margaret, tell Franklin I hope he has gotten rid of the ague. Tell Mr. 
Greenlee that we have been looking for him for some time but when you and he can spare the time 
we shall be glad to see you. Elizabeth Ross Sims. 



Miss Elizabeth;— 

I have nothing particular to write this morning. We are all enjoying moderate health but 
myself. I am particularly afflicted with some say asthma but I think not for I think it is weak" 
ness and old age but be th^t as it may, without son^e relief it will terminate in death. I was much 
alarmed when I was first taken but my cousin from Tennessee told of their grandmother being 
afflicted in the same way, or else we would have sent for my children for I shall never be more 
certain that I am dying or more willing to go. I believe that pain will check the fear of death but 
I do not desire to live any longer than my dear Redeemer intends for me to. 

I think my reason is weaker than my body but all is most spent. I have a great desire to 
see your father and mother and dear little Rebecca. If your uncle comes up and I feel able to 
ride I will come to see you with him as I feel better this morning, perhaps I may get better. 

We write by mail but they fail so often or I would write separately. I am in hope that you 
will write to us soon as we are anxious to hear from you. 

Please to give my love to your father, tell him I would thank him to write a kind and affec- 
tionate letter to your aunt Malinda for me, he will not write for himself. Tell her if I ever am 
able to write to her I will for I feel a great love for her and all the family. Remember me in 
warm wishes for your good grandmother and inquiring friends and accept my warmest wishes 
for yourself. Tell your brothers and sisters I love them, tell them to be good. Tell your father 
and mother I remain their affectionate mother and want to see them very much. 

Elizabeth Ross Sims. 

Arthur Brown Ross gives the following in his diary under date of May, 1802. "I wrote 
a long letter to my sister, Euphemy Conger, she lives in Ligan county." 


ELIZABETH ROSS, oldest child of Arthur Brown Ross and Hannah Conger, was b in South 
Carolina Sept: 90> 17G9, d in 1884 in Mississippi. She m Thomas Sims, a brother of James 
and David Sims. (See Sims line.) Issue:^ 
(1.) ISAAC A. SIMS, m JEliza K., she was b Dec. 20, 1814, d Sept. 17, 1841. 

^BROWN SIMS, m Jane O'Quin, his first cousin. She was the daughter of Sarah Ross 
and John O'Quin. Issue:— 

Martha Sims, m Henderson Frisby. Issue:— 

tRosalie Frisby, m 1872 James McMaster. Issue:— 
Jessie McMaster. 
Lilly McMaster. 
Juliette McMaster. 
Clara McMaster. 
Nettie McMaster. 
Brown Sims, m second Hannah Powell. Issuer- 
Margaret Sims, b Sept. 1841, m Joseph Stephens. She d six months 

after her marriage. 
Mary Sims, b Oct. 4, 1843, m John McPherson, d 1897. Issue: — 

Brown Sims McPherson, b 1868, m 1889 to Emma Shirley. He 
was killed by a train Feb. 28, 1904. Issue:— 

Mattie McPherson, b 1890 m 191o to Aubrey 

Silas Ashley. 
Mary Emma McPherson, b 1893. 
Brown Shirley McPherson, b 1885. 
Willie Shuler McPherson, b 1897. 
Amelia Elizabeth McPherson, b 1900. 
Robert Edgar McPherson, b 1903. 
Mary Sims m 2nd Joe Dunbar. Issue:— 
Orien Dunbar, b 1870, d 1889. 
(8.) REBECCA G SIMS, b Jan 29, 1797, m Jacob Killingsworth Hill Biay 16,, 1816, d Biay 
8, 1860. (See Hill line. ) (See picture. ) 
HANNAH SIMS, b 1805, d April 7, 1837, m Ross O'Quin, her first cousin. (See 

O'Quin line.) (See Ross O'Quin diary.) 
ALEXANDER SIMS, m Eliza Middleton. Issue — 

(2.) Judith Sims, m Sam Hughes. Issue:— 

gSam Hughes, m Miss Tolbert, had several children. 
LIZZIE SIMS, died the night her sister Hannah married. 
(4.) LOUIS HOBBS SIMS, b April 14, 1814, d Aug. 7, 1857, m Biay 24, 1837 to Eliza Shaw, 
daughter of ||Thompson and Mary Shaw. Issue:— 

IMary Elizabeth Sims, b Jan. 25, 1840, m 1866 to W. H. Watson, son of 
John Watson and Margaret Mikel. Issue:— 

*Both Brown Sims and Jamw O'Quin are mentionad many timaa in the diary of their ffrandf athar. A. B. Boae. 
They aeeompanied their crandparente on many Titite to the ne%hbonp through the farm and to Camden. Tliia ia one of 
the many inataneea of marriage of first cousins in this family. 

tMrs. Boea MelCaster was reared by her relativea after the death of har i^arenta. She liaa been a widow IS yeara 
and haa» by bar industry and vood management, edaeatsd her flya daughters who are ornaments to soeiaty and are fitted 
to BMet the reaponsibilities of life. 

tBmied in eld Sims Grave Yard, S miles from Harriston, IClss. Tombstone heart thia mm: 

"Weap not for me, my husband dear, 
I am not dead, but tUmniam hare." 
(See pietvrs of tombstone*) 

ILast heard of In Texas. 

QCrs. Mazy Sims Watson lives with her daughter, Mrs. John Bedker, at 214 Magnolia strset, Jaekson, Mis% Here 
she is aonshina in the lives of her daughter and little grandehildran. 

IBoth ShawB but not related by blood. 

Sims Wat8on,b 1867, m 1903 to Annie Louise Phillips, daugh- 
ter of David A. Phillips and Eunice Wasden, of Ga. 
Joe Watson, b 1868, m 1888 Louela Godbold, daughter of 
Blue Godbold and Dona Gilmer. Issue — 
Boyce Watson, b 1902. 
Josie Watson, h 1907. 
Onrille Watson, b and d 1899. 
Maggie Watson, b 1870, m 1901 to John Bodker, son of 
Henry P, Bodker and Hattie Pmkston. Issuer- 
Robert Alexander Bodker, b and d 1902. 
Edole Watson, b 1907. 
William Grant Watson, b 1910. 
Sidney Watson, b 1872, m 1894 to Kate Douglas, daughter of 
Tim Douglas and Mary Bufkin. Issue:— 
Bessie Watson, b 1902. 
Nel Watson, b 1904. 
Mildred Watson, 1906. 
Paul Watson, b 1907. 
Marvin Frank Watson, 1909. 
Sidney Watson, b 1910. 
Marvin Watson, b 1877, m Katie Applewhite daughter of 
Seth Applewhite and Candie Aired. Issue:— 
Edith Watson, b 1906. 
Carroll Watson, b 1907. 
Helen Watson, b 1911. 
IHannah Josephine Suns, b Jan. 13, 1842, m March 21, 1875, to *W. H. 
Freeman, son of W. H. Freeman and Louisa Ann Guice. Issue:— 
(9.) Lewis Hobbs Freeman, b Feb. 6, 1876. 

Dumont Sidney Freeman, b Dec. 10, 1878, m May 13, 1906 to 
his cousin Olive O'Quin, daughter of T. J. O'Quin. (See 
his line.) Issue:— 

Josie Mae Freeman, b April 14, 1906. 
Louberta Freeman, b May 1, 1908. 
Sidney Dumont Freeman, b Nov. 5, 1910. 
Clarinne Ernestine Freeman, b May 1, 1880. 
Carline Louberta Freeman, b Jan. 11, 1882. 
Avery Lemoyn Freeman, b May 30, 1884, m Lessie Stevens 
Nov. 10, 1907. Issue:— 

Avery Lewis Freeman, b Sept. 3, 1898. 
tLewis Hobbs Suns, b Oct. 19, 1844, d May 10, 1864. 
William Thomas Sims, b Aug. 24, 1846, m March 28, 1883. to tMary 
Sanders who was b April 3, 1859. She is the daughter of Joseph 
Sanders and Mary Lammons. Issue: — 
Thomas Sims, b March 28, 1883. 
Sinai Sims, b Jan. 29, 1884, m June 30, 1908, to Dr. Jesse 

Havis Riley. - 
Mary Sims, b March 20, 1886. 
Julia Eliza Sims, b Aug. 1848, m Jan. 18, 1868 to Julienne H. Hulbert. 
He d Oct 18, 1880. Issue:— 

tKflltd at battle of Spotiylvania. 

Ufrs. Mary Sims lives with her daughter, Mn. Riley, at Haddock, Ga., where Dr. Riley is a prominent physician 

^Company A, 7th Miss. Reff, Tenn. Army, enlisted at the beslnninff and served throughout the war. 

YMrs Josephine Freeman, who lives near Fayette, Miss , hae been the genealogiat of this family for many years and 
has ffiven the writer valuable assistance. Mrs. Julia Hurlbert writes beautiful reminiscences of the older seneratioD. 
Her imp'^sssion of my grandmother, Rebecca Hill Sims will be found in notes. 



See 27 

See 28 

Hill Cemelerv. Jellei 

ion County. Mississippi 

Tke ar.vr lo ihc lell is ihat ol JANE ALLISON ROSS, . 


She was tile lirst person buried in the Beech Hill Cemetery. 

e to the riihl i. that ol JANE OLIPHANT HILL ROSS. 
wileoflSAACA. B. ROSS 


See PeSe 43. 

Paul Clifford Hulbert, b Dec 25, 1868, m Dec. 19, 1886 
to Jennie Landers. Issue:— 

Irwin Hulbert, b Feb. 14, 1898. 
Annie Pearl Hulbert, b Oct. 22, 1900. 
Myrtle Alberta Hulbert, b Oct. 22, 1902. 
Rosalie Hulbert, b Oct. 22, 1905, d Sept. 

27, 1910. 
Mildred Hulbert, b March 22, 1910. 
Ward Hulbert, b July 18, 1871, m Dec. 18, 1891, to 
Gueilma Doughty, she died Sept. 22, 1905. 

Clara Alberta Hublert, b 1893. 
Clarence Hulbert, b 1895. 
Abby Hulbert, b 1897. 
Doughty Hulbert, b 1889. 
Irene Hulbert, b 1903. 
Ward Hulbert m 2nd Orrie Lee Lanstrum Aug. 21, 1911, 
Clara Alberta Hulbert, b July 28, 1873, m Dr. Bert 
Stuart Smith, of Memphis. 
Catherine Anne Sims, b Sept. 10, 1850, m Feb. 21, 1877, to William 
Devine Dennis. Issue: — 

William Devine Dennis, b Jan. 13, 1878, m April 16, 
1902, to Idessa Stephens. Issue:— 

Willie Sue Dennis, b Feb. 23, 1904. 

Hazel Dennis, b March 8, 1905. 

Mona Dennis, b Nov, 13, 1907, d May 15, 


Charles Chamberlain Dennis, bNov. 15, 1907 

Elizabeth Morris Dennis, b Aug. 30, 1879. 

Perry Leon Johnson (Dennis) b Oct. 25, 

1881, m Dec. 30, 1907. Issue:— 

Perry Mark Johnson, b Sept. 29, 

Minnie Amanda Johnson, b Feb. 
25, 1909. 
Addie Josephine Dennis, b Oct. 18, 1884. 
Eliza Alberta Dennis, b March 3, 1887. 
Catherine Marie Dennis, b April 22, 1892. 
(5.) Addie Sims, b May 10, 1852, m Dec. 20, 1870 to Bolls Johnson. Shed 
Dec. 15, 1910. No issue. She adopted Perry Dennis. 
Clara Alberta Sims, b Sept. 21, 1854, d March 12. 1887, unmarried. 
Armstrong Everett Sims, b Sept. 22, 1856, m Dec. 17, 1890, d Nov 7, 
1910. Issue:— 

Mary Blanch Sims, b April 17, 1898. 
Adelaide Sims, b Aug. 5, 1895 
Albc^ Paul Sims, b May 3, 1907. 
Ursula Sumtha Sims, b Oct 18, 1900. 
Armond Everett Sims, b Oct. 18, 1901. 
Richard Alfonso Sims, b June 27, 1903. 
(5.) Sidney Sims, d unmarried. 

SARAH SIMS, daughter of Elizabeth Ross and Thomas Shns, b in 1801, m Feb. 4, 1819 to 
(7.) Elisha Greenlee at Red Lick, Jefferson county. Miss. Elisha Greenlee was b 
(6.) June 1, 1795 and d Nov. 28, 1844. Sarah A. Greenlee d Sept. 2, 1856. Issuer- 
James A. Greenlee, b Jan. 14, 1820, mAug. 27, 1848, to Angeline StovaU, 

Issue:-6 children, all d young, in La., except Sarah Greenlee. 
William Alexander Greenlee, b in Jefferson county. Miss., Oct. 15, 1821, 
m Mary Jane Scott May 16, 1843. Issue— 

Junes Saxon Qreenlee, b Ded. V, 1848, m Dec. 23, 1897 to 

Florence liartin Young. She was b Aug. 18, 1875. 


WillieY. Qreenlee (girl,)bOct 12, 18d8 

Laura J. Qreenlee, b Jan. 82, 1900. 

James S. Qreenlee, b Nov. 22, 1901. 

Thomas S. Qreenlee, b Dec 4, 1908. 

Robert Alex. Qreenlee, b June^ 1911. 

Mary Eva Qreenlee, b Oct 15, 1851, m Jan 31, 1878 to ^Andrew 

Jackson McEwen d Nov. 15, 1908. He was b Feb. 10, 1842. 

dSept. 25,1893. Issue:— 

(Mary Eva McEwen 

(Elizabeth Margaret McEwen, twins, b Oct 11, 1878 

M. E. McEwen and D. V. Herlong m Dec 1. 

1900, Issue:-* 

Robert C. HerlongbNov. 1, 1901. 

^ QIadys Herlong, b May 8, 1903. 

Daniel Victor Herlong, b July 1909. 

Andrew Jackson McEwen 

(Annie Belle McEwen 

(Fannie Pearl McEwen, twins, b Feb 18, 1881. F. 

P. McEwen m Q. C Scott, m 10, 1910. No 

issue. A. B. McEwen m May 27, 1905 to 

R.N Qill. Issue:— 

Robert Bertram Qill, b March 9, 1906 

Clinton Qill, b Nov. 16, 1908. 

Willie M. McEwen. b June5, 1883 m June 19, 1910 

to Baxter Johnson. 

Robert Garden McEwen, b Nov, 1885 

Ida Lou McEwen, b 1887. 

(Louna McEwen (girl) 

(Joddie Samuel McEwen, twins, b March 1891. 

Dr. William Qreenlee, b March 27, 1866, m Mrs Annie La. 

dell. Issue:— 

Wren Qreenlee, m John Well or Bridger. 

Hannah Elizabeth Qreenlee, b Feb. 17, 1824, m April 30, 1844, to Milton 

H.Foster. Issue:— 

Sarah Elizabeth Foster, daughter of Hannah Elizabeth Qreen 

lee and Milton H. Foster, b Sept. 8, 1845, in Union 

county, Ark., m July 29, 1863 to Qeorge Speed who was 

b July 15, 1844, d Nov. 26, 1872. Issue:— 

W. M. Speed, b Aug. 12, 1859, m June 18, 1892 to 

Ida Crews, b Sept. 25, 1864. Issue:- 

J. C. Speed, b Aug. 5, 1894, 

Rosalie Speed, b March 1, 1896. 

Ida Belle Speed, b March 25, 1903. 

R. F. Speed, b Nov. 22, 1869,, d Aug. 22, 1906, m 

Aug. 6, 1896 to Serena Scott. Issue:— 

Marion Speed, b May 8, 1897. 

Serena Speed, b May 31, 1898. 

R. F. Speed, m 2nd Lydia Simrall, Oct. 1900, Issue. 

Qeorge Qraham Speed, b Oct. 1901. 

*A. J. MeEw«n Joined compaay B. 4tliMin, cairalry, Juljr 28, 1862. H« served in Logmn't cavalry at Port Hudson 
18ML MayWt brigade; Forrest's Cavalry Corps in Tenn.. Miss, and Ala. Paroled at Gafnsville, Ala.: May. 1866. Mr, and 
Mrs. A. J. MeBwen lived on the farm where they reared and edueated their children, six daughters (tf whom are teachers 
and aU are good eitiaens. A. J. MeBwen was superintendent of the Methodist Sunday School for many years. After his 
death, fay frugal management Mrs. MeSwen sn e oeeded in keeping her family together and eompleting their education 

Polly Speed, May, 1903. 
Charies Speed, b April 12, 1871. 
8. E. Speed m 2Qd, Oct 15, 1882 to Charlie Pierce. Issue:-* 
Nannie E. Pierce, bin Copiah county. Miss. Oct 8, 
1888, m Oct. 16, 1906 to Huffh A, Cary, he 
was b in Maples, Ind. Sept. 1, 1877. 
John W. Pierce, b in Copiah county, Oct. 31, 1886, 

d Nov. 26, 1908. 
French Bascum Pierce, b Oct 31, 1887. 
Robert EUsha Foster, b Nov. 25, 1851, in Copiah county. Miss., 
m Nannie E. Heath, daughter of John Heath, of Issa* 
quena county. Miss., Jan. 22, 1867. Issue:^ 

Annie Eliza Foster, b Dec. 11, 1877, m John 
S. Ellis. Issue:— 

John R. Ellis, b March 22, 1901. 
Donovan F. Ellis, b April 27, 1904. 
Alfred D. Ellis, bNov. 14, 1906. 
^Robert Heath Foster, b Sept 13, 1885. 
tMary Lurline Foster, b Aug. 20, 1887. 
Milton Foster, b March 10, 1854, m Dec. 23, 1879, to Lizzie 
Florence Crews. Issue : — 

Mollie Ida Foster, bNov. 25, 1880, m Oct. 10^ 1903 
to James Stanford. Issue:— 

MoUie Stanford, b Aprfl 15, 1906. 
Randolph Stanford, b Dee. 3, 1907. 
Milton Crews Foster, b Oct. 2, 1884, m Dec. 4, 

1906, to Irene Torrey. 
Ruby Elizabeth Foster, b Nov. 20, 1885, m Oct 
27, 1910 to William Lee Davis. 
Mary Etta Foster b Dec. 14, 1856, m Jan 28, 1876, to §W. G 
Herrini^on. Issue:— 

W. B. Herrini^n, b Nov. 3, 1877, m Nov. 5, 1906 

to Ella M. Ross. 
Lizzie A. Herrinffton, b Aug. 6, 1880. 
Robert Preston Herrington, b Sept. 4, 1884. 
Mabel Ella Herrington, b Sept 2, 1894. 
Elisha E. Greenlee, b Sept 3, 1825, m April 4, 1848, to Jane C. Foster, 
John H. Greenlee, b Oct. 3, 1830. 
(8.) ^Robert Brown Greenlee, b in Copiah county. Miss., Sept. 14, 1834. 
m Jan. 13, 1859 to Annie Trim, d July 2, 1862. Issue:— 

Robert B. Greenlee, b Jan. 24, 1860, m Nov. 26, 1891 to Lucy 
Trim. Issue:— 

Willie F. Greenlee (daughter,) b July 22, 1893. 
Kathelien Greenlee, b Nov. 22, 1898. 
Willie E. Greenlee (son,) b March 28, 1861, ^ Aug 15, 1876. 
tSarah ilalinda Greenlee, b Dec. 12, 1838, m John P. Wilson. Issue—, 
Sarah Artie WUson, b Nov. 6, 1858, d June 1862. 
Mary Elizabeth Wilson, b Oct 25, 1861, m Nov. 16, 1880 to P. 
J. Flowers. Issut:— 

Annie Flowers, m Hegle. Issue:-p- 
Edgar Flowers. 

Cto— bI— •nterad the Conftdwatu Army In 18C •nltoting in th<8>th Miw. Rag. H« wu wovrndad in 
tiM b«ttl»«f SUloh and was teoogiit home whtn h* diad July 1, 1872. 

|W. (L Harrington anlittod April UL 1881. Gaptain Jenkins, Jasper Light Infantry, a company IM strong, was at 
kaltle of Mannaaa. than commanded by General Jooea. Later Joined Company E. 2Bth Va.. Battalion. Gapt. W. L. 
Col Ha waa let O er g e an t <nd Lieatsnant, waa eaptored and imprisoned at Waahington City, had a thrilling ex* 
throoglMal the war. Waa one of the immortal MO aent to Charleeton. B. C. 


Minnie Flowers. 
John Patrick Wilson, b Dec. 8, 1866, d Aug. 2&, 1899, unmarried 
tFannie B. Wilson, b Sept. 13, 1870, m Dec. 16, 1897 to Char- 

he L. Will, of New Orleans. 
tNannie E. Wilson, b June 80, 1874, m Mr. Smith, now a widow. 
Thaddeus Hobbs Greenlee, b Nov. 18, 1840, d at about 8 years of age. 
Albert Lane Greenlee, b Nov. 90, 1842, d infant. 


Dear Mother:— 

I now comply with your request in writing to you the melancholy scene that is almost 
spread on the countenance of every one that you see. for we all feel that we are only sojourners. 
Your children are all tolerably well and there has been nothing very serious the matter with us 
since you left us. R has been a good deal sick, and Martha too, but not dangerously. 

Mrs. R. Dunbar has been unfortunate enough to loose three daughters; illness which hag 
caused this sore affliction. Mr. Goodrum lost three children Sunday night and expected that the 
fourth could not survive till last night. Mrs. Camberlain lost her two eldest children on Thurs- 
day last, one or two days before the death of Hellen, she departed this life Friday morning 
about half past six. The corpse left here at half past three o'clock Saturday morning with Mr, 
and Mrs. Dunbar. They have not returned yet. 

I heard from the Harrison settlement yesterday. They are all well and are still setting 
apart days for feasting. Too often becomes the place of mourning and it is to be dreaded, with 
them I hope it will be a turn for the saving of their souls. I have not received a letter from any 
friend since you were here. Sister Hannah says she will be very glad to see you though she 
wants you to stay where you are till you make your visit out. 

I do not know when I can be up for we have two sick negroes and they have been danger- 
ously sick though we are aU spared as yet for a short time. Nothing more at present, 

Yours with respect, etc. 

Sarah Greenlee. 


Miss H. A. £. Hill. 

Dear Niece:— 

I was very desirous to see you when I was up there. Though I was glad that you were at 
school. Your aunt says you are still very wild. We know that your age and youth would not 
justify you in being otherwise for you are not entirely settled in your mind does not argue that 
you have to cherish any sin in your youth more than in your old age. The youthful mind is 
naturally active so let it be active in some good work that you may be rewarded in your old age, 
and not be like the almost disconsolate parents of Hellen, know no place of happiness than the 
one they are now in. O! my dear niece, if you could only have seen the grief of the sorely af- 
flicted parents and they knew not how to be comforted for they have lived in sin and folly al} 
the days of their lives. Had they known the right sort of religion they would have known what 
to have done for they would have rejoiced and been happy though they might have grieved for 
the separation. It would only have been for but a short time, though this separation may be final. 
So it is that the sinner finds nothing to console the mind in this world and only constant afflic- 
tions to look forward beyond the grave makes this sinful life worse than it is without reflection. 
When we consider a well spent life, it gives pleasure and contentment. I assure you that there 
is no pleasure in a wicked youth's life and if you do not believe me you can try it. There is more 
pleasure in pursuit of eternal happiness than there is in possession of the whole world and I am 
sure that the possession of so great a prize is inestimable. 

Your most affectionate aunt, 

Sarah Greenlee. 

tMrt. WUaon and Mrs. Smith live at HarmaaviUa and it was this writer's pleacture recently to Wait then In thafar 
hoapitable home. (See pictures.) 

{Have adopted a little boy now aged 9 yeara. This little boy comes from prominent Mississippi families and bida 
fair to be a son that will brinv maeh comfort and pleasare to his adopted parents. Mr, and Mrs. Will live at the old 
Wilson home at Wilsonville. Miss. 



Mr. Jacob K. HilL 

Dear Brother:— 

I write you to let you know that we are all well. We are all moving on about as usual 
with the exception of L. H. Sims who has been on his way to Texas since Sunday week in com- 
pany with V. S, Buck. 

Ross O'Quin sold to T. B. Shaw yesterday for $17,000. Brown, I expect, will remain at the 
same place the coming year as times are hard and the purchaser poor. 

I have many things to write that I have not time to submit to you at present. There has 
been no property sold here this week at sheriff's sale as yet 

Give my love to all the family and particularly to sister and friends and receive for your- 
self the same. As I remain in truth, 

Isaac A. Sims. 

I shall be at your house the 9th or 10th night in January 1839 and go with you to Jackson* 
Say to Elizabeth I shall expect her to accompany me home. 

(3.) Baskin, La., May 30th. 

Dear Cousin:— 

Your esteemed favor to hand. I've an exalted sense of appreciation. Not to comply with 
your request would be discourteous. 

The drift of time brings changes. Tis said ''all times when old are good." You ask of my 
impressions of your gr-grandmother Hill. She was small, quite active, a fluent talker, had an 
intense love for her kindred, nextshe loved her old time friends. When she visited my father 
she always must see her relatives and friends. One cherished friend was Rev. Bro. Johnsoui 
near Fayette, who was often sent by request on the Burtontown Circuit She entertained him at 
her home. The friendship was very beautiful, when they met it was a benediction. Bro. J. 
would read his favorite portion of Scripture, the 14th chapter of St. John, "Let not your heart be 
troubled," then they would sing ''Jesus Lover of My Soul," "How Firm a Foundation." Father 
J. has long since joined the old friends on "That Beautiful Shore" to sing the sweet songs as of 
old. Julia E. Hulbert. 


His father lost a son in the late war, a promising young man, .a college graduate, who died in a 
hospital in Richmond, Va., another son married my sister, Addle Sims, another son, Labe, mar- 
ried Venie, a sister of Major Millsaps, the famous philanthrophist of Jackson. Osborne J. be- 
longed to the 19th Mississippi regiment, company D, Capt. Ambrose Gergohagan's company, of 
Fayette, Miss., who left at the outbreak of the war with a company of 110 men, served four years 
in northern Virginia, came home after the surrender with only ten left. They were near all killed 
in the battle of The Wilderness in Virginia. I lost a brother in that battle even his resting place 
is unknown (Lewis Sims.) Another brother, Sidney, joined the Jefferson Artillery, he joined 
just before the battle of Corinth, Miss., was taken sick, came home and died of typhoid fever. 
He was a prominent Mason and was buried with masonic honors. After the war he and three 
of the order were buried in effigy and a monument erected. He was buried near Harriston, 
Miss., in the family cemetery where my father's mother rests. Those were sad days that visited 
us with their lilight, like a sorrowful night. J. E. Hulbert. 

(2.) Judith Sims, after the death of her parents, Alexander Sims and Eliza Middleton Sims, 
lived with a wealthy bachelor uncle, Henry Middleton, ten miles from Natchez (Cannonsburg.) 
It is a grand old place, a country home. She married Captain Hughes who was killed in Virginia, 
in a battle early in the war. She remained with her uncle till 1866, after his death she, with her 
son Sam, about five years old, went to Texas. She often visited us at my father's home. She 
was a very beautiful woman. I cannot give any account of her or her son. 

From Julia E. Hulbert. 

The following letter was written by Junes Qreenlee to his unde, Jacob K. HUl, husband of 
Rebecca G. Sims, his aunt. 

(6.) Sweet Home, 22nd March, 1848. 

Jacob K. Hill, Sen. 

Dear Uncle;— Your very kind and affectionate letter of 19th February last was handed me 
on 20th inst. and I hasten an answer to it as it afforded great pleasure in its perusal, coming as it 
did from one whom I know to be one of my best friends and who, I am satisfied, wishes me well 
in both temporal and spiritual affairs. Its perusal brought to my mind the things that were in 
the days of yore * * * When it came to hand I was rather in a peculiar mood of 
mind, having just returned from dosing the eyes (in death) of one of my best friends, and my 
feelings wrought up to their highest, with condoling with the bereaft family and friends, but they 
mourn not as those who have no hope. I have pretty near filled out this sheet without notidng 
anything in yours, but will say when I see you we will take our leisure in a social confab. Rel- 
ative to the affairs of the nation let me now acknowledge my thanks to you for the papers sent 
me from your capitol. I trust you will be able to furnish me with a copy of the proceedings of 
your late legislature when I come over. Yours found me and family enjoying that inestimable 
blessing health. There are but few cases of sickness on our bayou at present and they are prin- 
dpally colds, some chills and fevers. I am done planting com and have a fine stand in all my 
first planting, and did intend commencing planting cotton this morning but had on yesterday a 
pretty heavy rain which kept us from commencing until tomorrow morning. I want to get two- 
thirds planted in this month, which will be upwards of sixty acres. I have all my old land for 
cotton in readiness and will during next week get the new, which I cleared this winter, ready 
for the seed. I am planting this year for 125 bales, I think I shall grow 1,500 pounds, if I have 
intervention of Providence in my behalf. I sometime since received the brown seed from Bfr. J* 
N. Catthnys and design giving them a fair show in rich land. The seed you and Mr. Miller 
promised me have not been received yet 

My sheet is nearly filled and I must dose by saying I think I will be at your house on 7tii 
May in time to accompany you to P. Hill to churdi, it being 1st Sabbath. Give my love to the 
family and my friends and receive a due proportion for yourself from your affectionate nephew, 
and may the Lord continue to shower down His choicest blessings on you and yours and all man- 
kind is the prayer of James. 

(9,) The story of the success of L. Hobbs FVeeman, is a remarkable one. His success in life 
has been due to his own efforts and to the fine traits of character he has inherited. He is today 
the leading merchant of Fayette, Miss., and a man of high principles and fine morals. 

(4.) NoTB— Louis Hobbs Sims was roared near the old Simms graveyard, about two miles from 
HuTiston. The old home is not standing but it was the writer's privflege to visit the old grave 
yard and site of the old home. L. H. Sims was a man of influence. He was a large slave owner 
and planter. After his marriage he built a home several miles from the old home and hero sur- 
rounded himself with the best that the times could afford. He gave his childron good educa- 
tional advantages, which fitted them for lives of usefulness. 

Mrs. Josephine Freeman now lives near the site of her childhood home, and has in culti* 
vation part of the land once owned by her father. 

(8.) Robert Groenlee was wounded at the battle of Corinth, Miss., in 1864, A ball lodged in 
his head and the best medical skill was of no avail to save his life. He lingerod six weeks and 
during that time his mind was constantly on the battlefield. In his unconscious moments he 
would say, "I am coming." When arroused and querried by loved ones he would roply, "I. 
thought I was with my company" and it was his all absorbing thought during his iUuess to get 
well and once moro join his command and fight for the Southland he loved so well. 

(7.) Elisha Groenlee and his wife, Sarah, gave the land and helped build the first Methodist 
Church at Pleasant Hill, Miss. (Old deed in my possession.) He requested that he be buried 
thero and now his body sleeps in tiie spot he loved so well. Both Mr. and Mrs. Greenlee wero 


noted for their piety and charity and were much beloved by all who knew them. He served for 
many years as Justice of the Peace. In the war of 1812, between the United States and En|r- 
land; he served as private. 

(7.) Elisha Greenlee and his wife were among the first pioneers of Copiah county. They erect- 
ed a rough cottage, the logs of which were hewn in that county and the chimney was a rudely 
constructed one. They were surrounded by a wilderness and bears, wild catS) deer and other 
native animals were to be found in great quantities. He was a fine marksman and used to hunt 
with the friendly Indians, who were numerous. The howl of the wolves at night was very com- 
mon and they would often steal away the fattening hogs and eat them. 


SARAH CONGER ROSS bore the name of her aunt Sarah Conner, her 
mother's sister. She was reared and married in South Carolina. After her marriage 
to John O'Quin, whom she had doubtless known from childhood, she lived near her 
parents and spent a great deal of her time with them. Nearly every Saturday 
the O'Quin family went to spend the week end at the home of A. B. Ross. Ref- 
f erence to the diary will give these weekly visits. It was the custom of the 
parents to ride part of the way home with their children on their return home 
on Sunday afternoon or Monday morning. 

When the family of Sarah C. Ross O'Quin moved to Mississippi, they re- 
mained in South Carolina until after the death of John O'Quin and Daniel O'Quin, 
in 1824. In 1825 Sarah C. R. O'Quin with her mother-in-law, Mrs. Daniel O'Qum, 
and a number of others came to Mississippi where she lived the rest of her life. 
Sarah Conger Ross O'Quin was a devoted wife and fond mother. She bore the 
trials of life with fortitude and reared her children in a home of refinement and 
fully equipped them for the stem realities of life. (See A. B. Ross diary. 
Also Ross 0,Quin diary,) 

John O'Quin was the son of Daniel O'Quin and Elizabeth Singleton, Daniel 
,0'Quin was b 1746 and d Sept. 10, 1824. Elizabeth Singleton was b 1749 and d 
July 14, 1827. They were married Aug. 19, 1766. Their son Daniel was b 1772 
and d Feb. 1797, This Daniel had a son Daniel b Feb. 20, 1791. He went west 
and was never heard of again. John O'Quin was b June 7, 1768 and died in 
South Carolina April 18, 1824. He married Sarah C. Ross Dec. 8, 1789. 

After the death of Daniel and John O'Quin, which occurred in 1824, the 
family removed to Mississippi. The following account taken from the diary of 
Ross O'Quin describes the journey west and the difficulties which were encoun- 
tered during the first years of residence in Mississippi. 


South Carolina, Richland District, the place of my nativity and Oh, how it grieves my heart 
to leave it and all of my friends and acquaintances, but that solemn moment, that serious day 
has made its appearance and I must leave native state to try to make and add to what was left 
me by an affectionate father and beloved grandfather whose remains I must leave mouldering in 
their graves. When I think that mine will be in the southern states, I know not where, I am 
brought to consider and think seriously of the example they set before me. They lived the lives 
of christians and died the same. I am lead to believe while I am writing this, that they are ador- 
ing around the throne of God. 

March 10„ 1825, was the day I bid farewell to all and started to Jefferson county, Missis- 
sippi state, sobbing heart, weeping eyes, lamenting all around me. But 0, 'tis too late, the wagon 
isc^, and all that is' to be said now is, that we trust that it is right. 


Our company is fifty negroes and eight whites, which were an aged grandmoflier and 
mother, brother, sister, child and husband, a young man— myself. I will give here their names. 
Elizabeth O'Quin, Sarah O'Quin, Briant O'Quin, Abagail Harrison, Wade Harrison, Battle Har- 
riton, Stephen Richey, Ross O'Quin. Harrison and wife and child lived in Mississippi, went to 
South Carolina on a visit. I have made a mistake, there were nine whites, sister Jane O'Quin is 
the ninth. I am sorry for this mistake but I have gone through so much since that time that j 
am very forgetful and did not keep an account of the travels as I should have done and I expect 
for there were none of the company that attended to that but myself. 

I will try to give a small account of the travels and of the crop of 1825. March 10^ 182&, I, 
Ross O'Quin, in my 17th year left South Carolina with the company of servants and relatives that 
is named above and came to the state of Mississippi, Jefferson county. I cannot give satisfactory 
account of the difficulties we had in moving to this state, but I can say we had a great many to 
encounter, for we were two months, lacking five days. We landed at Cheny Grove May 5, in 
the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five. When we got to Pearl river, 
110 miles from Cherry Qrove, we had to swap our horses for oxen, which was a bad piece of bus- 
iness for us for it was late in the season and we had to make a crop. 8th of May 1825 we were 
ready to work com. Uncle John I. W. Ross had planted our crop for us and helped us work it 
and it took within 1900 of all we made by the cotton to pay him for what he did for the crop. We 
made lots of com but only made 25 bales of cotton, got $15 a hundred for it 

I went to school six months that year and stayed with a loving old mother, an affectionate 
brother and sister Jane. We all farmed together this year. I was in debt at this time about 
$350 and going in debt every day and I had but three negroes and one of them is the oldest of 
the sixty and one a boy six years old and one first rate fellow. I will give their names here for 
the satisfaction of all who know them. Old Aunt Tinder is the oldest of the sixty, Andrew, just 
grown, and Sam, a boy six years old. These are all the negroes I had at this time. This is all I 
can say about this year 1825. 

Jan. 1, 1826, Brother, Mother, Jane and myself moved from Cherry Grove to land which 
Brother bought, which goes by the name of Ely Mer Rouge on the Herrin plantation. In 1825 
we made a very bad crop of cotton which left us in debt about $340, for my father owed a good 
deal when he died and the debt was divided among the rest of us. If it had not been for a good 
brotiier I do not know what I should have done, but he acted as a father with me all the time 
and if it had not been for him I should have been cut out of one family of negroes. These things 
I will never forget while life lasts and I hope, my sons, that you will never forget you uncle. I 
have givan out ever going to school any more and now start to farming with Brother and 

Marrying is all that I am thinking about at this time. I don't think it will be long before I 
will have Madam at brother's house, to double the joys and divide the sorrows of a poor farmer's 
life. I am going on very well with my farm for a beginner. Sure enough, this day the 9th of 
March, 1826, I married Miss Hannah Ross Sims, took her home, worked hard, mane a bad crop 
which left me more in debt, as I now had a family to provide for, and but those three negroes 
named above, so this appears to be a bad beginning for a young married couple. This is about 
all that I can say about 1826 except that I had a fine son the 28 of December, 1826. 

Jan. 1, 1W7 I set out with mother and brother for another crop and made a very good crop 
this year and got out of debt Jan. 1, 1828. This year, 1827, was the last year that we ever lived 
together for grandmother died this year, the 14th of July, 1827. When we divided the property, 
increased my stock of negroes from three to twelve and I think I will make more by myself. 

On tbe 1st day of Jan. 1828, brother and mother moved off down on Cole's creek on a 
plantation that brother bought from Bolls and left me on his land to do the best I could. I had 
twelve negroes and one horse was all I had clear of debt. With everything to buy for the house 
and farm would put me very much in debt for I had not one dollar to begin with. 

In 1834, he mentions that he has not kept a strict account of his work as he has been stay* 
ng with Aunt Elizabeth Sims, ''she departed this life the 16th of April and land family came 
home on the 18th. 

May 12, 1834, this day myself and wife, A. B. Sims and wife and daughter start to Copiah 
county and I have to stop one of my best plows, it may be for the best but I cant think so as the 
grass is growing very fast at this time. We remraed home on the 15th and found all well. Had 
a very pleasant trip aud all straight when we got home. 


May 17, 1834, my boy, Martin, got married to Mrs. Isaac Scott's Mariah and my overseer 
and his wife went to her father's visiting, so we lost this day with all hands. 

Monday the 26th of May 1834 my dear brother sent for me to go and stay with him and 
nurse him for he is more severely attacked than any person I ever saw to recover and has suf* 
fered more pain. Hope at this time he will recover. I stayed with him ten nights. Dr. Walton 
and Dr. Duncan attended him. There has been no pains spared with them and with me for his 
recovery. (Briant O'Quin died soon after.) 

1836^ I shall work this year, if I have good luck, twelve hands. I hope that the Good One 
will bless my labors and give all my family good health as I am much behind, say at least $3,000, 
I have a bad start but I hope to catch up. I wish to recollect that I am a bad hand to trade, for I 
have sunk at least $300 this winter by trading and buying horses. I also wish to recollect all of 
this year that I am miserably behind with my own business and must not go security for any one^ 
as I am on as much paper as I am at this time worth. Now if I will recollect this and do my best 
and have no security debts to pay, I shall come out clear in two years. 

It has been more than two months since I wrote in my book and I don't know what to write 
about at this time for I am in great trouble. On the 8th day of April, 1837, I lost my d^ar wife, 
Hannah Ross O'Quin, we lived together eleven years and one month, lacking one day. The loss 
of her never can be made up to me, this I am well aware of. She lived the life of a christian and 
died the same. Her last moments were her happiest, and while I am writing this her happy soul 
is praising Ood in glory, I know or I should sink with any other thought. 

Saturday the 27th of May, the most miserable day of all my life. My dear wife 
who I lost on the 8th of April is constantly on my mind but it appears more today than ever that 
I have no one to console me in my troubles and they are certainly more now than they were ever 
before. I know that she is at rest while I and my three little boys are here in trouble without 
many friends. Lord help us in our time of need. 

In June 1837 he writes: Ood alone can tell what I felt on that Hrear day when the Lord gave 
the signal for separation and I was compelled to return the last parting kiss, it appeared to me 
that for some time I could only breath. Oh, my God, may my end be like hers. Oh, come quick- 
ly, quickly aud prepare me to follow her. (This prayer was answered in^less than two years. 
Ross O'Quin died Feb. 8, 1839.) The journal from the time of the death of his wife till the close 
of the book in 1839, was filled with endearment for his wife and grief at his great loss. His 
crops were not good and his debts did not decrease much. He lived an active, honest life of only 
30 years and yet the philosophy expressed in his journal would do credit to a man of twice his 
age. This journal is prized above all else by the owner of it, Charles O'Quin, (a grandson of 
Ross O'Quin's) who lives at Red Lick, Miss. 


SARAH CONGER ROSS, second child of Arthur Brown Ross and his wife Hannah Conger, 
was b in South Carolina Sept. 23, 1771 and d in Mississippi Aug. 11, 1831, m John O'Quin, 
Dtc. 3, 1789. Issue:— 

BRIAN O'QUIN, b in South Carolina Aug. 1791, d in Mississippi in 1834, unmarried. 
HANNAH O'QUIN, b March 4, 1794, d Oct. 1, 1799. 
ELIZABETH O'QUIN, b Feb. 14, 1796, d Sept. 23, 1796. 

JANE O'QUIN, b June 28, 1801, m her first cousin Brown Sims. (See page 23.) 
(6.) ABAGAEL O'QUIN, b April 5, 1798, d Nov. 1831, m BattaUle Harrison. Issue:— 
(1.) Wade Harrison, b 1841 m to Mary Nicolls. (See letter.) No issue. 
Mabella Harrison, m Dr. T. H. Smith. Issue:— 

*Thos Wade Smith, b 1855, m Julia Hall, she died several 
years ago. Issue: — 

Susie Belle Smith, b 1883, m B. G. Umstead. 
Jennie Lee Smith, b 1886, m Mr. HoUady. Issue: 

Wade Dumond Hollady, b 1911. 
Robert Battaile Smith, b 1889, m. Issue:— 

Ida May Smith, b 1910. 
Two sons dead. 

*T.W. Smith and dMsfattrslhf* at 1Mb, IOm. 

*Batlaile Harrison Smith, m Viola Shields. Issue:— 
Laura Bell Smitii, b Aug. 26» 1896. 
Louise Bisland &iiitfa, b Sept %1899. 

tRobert Moore Smith, m Etta Cully, both d without issue. 

ROSS O'QUIN, b Feb. 23, 1808, m March 9, 1826 to Hannah Ross Sims, daughter of 

Thomas and Elizabeth Sims. They were first cousins. (See Thomas Sims Une* 

page 23.) Issue:— 

tJohn O'Quin, b Dec. 28, 1826, m Mai^garet A. Shaw, she was b Dec. 2, 

1831, d May 24, 1867. He d Dec. 12, 1866, age 48 years, 11 months, 

15 days. Issue: — 

INancy Gertrude O'Quin, b March 5, 1853, d July 15, 1903, m 

ComeUus Walter KeUy Oct. 20, 1875, he d Oct 11, 1904, 

Issue: — 

Maude Ethel Kelley, b Aug. 7, 1876, m March 29, 

1903 to Reason Elexandra Owen. Issue: — 

Maud Leslie Owen, b Feb. 1, 1904. 

Walter Elexandra Owen, b March 


Roena Gertrude Owen, b July 11, 


Vardaman L^ Owen, b Dec. 32, 1908. 

Stanley Shaw Owen, b Feb. 15, 1910. 

John 0*Quin Kelly, b March 3, 1878, m Mary 

Lou Olive Adair Nov. 7, 1901. Issue:*- 

DeWitt Miller KeUy, b Nov. 19, 1902, 

d Dec. 15, 1902. 

Olive Gertrude KeUey, b Oct.8, 1908. 

Alma Annie Kelley, b July 12, 1904. 

Benjamine Huntly Kelley, b July 30, 


John O'Quin KeUey, b Jan. 11, 1910, 

d Feb. 4, 1910. 

Ida Lee Kelley, b March 11, 1882. 

Clarence Cornelius Kelley, b May 3, 1884. 

Blanch Estelle Kelley, b Nov. 16, 1886, m Harmon 

William Adams, March 3, 1911. 

Nannie Gertrude Kelley, b Aug. 18, 1888. 

Charles Sidney Kelley. b Dec 12, 1889. 

Rosa Mae Kelley, b Aug. 26, 1893. 

Mary Hannah O'Quin, b Feb. 12, 1855, d Aug. 4, 1866. 

Charles Shaw 0*Quln, b Dec. 29, 1854, unmarried. 

Sidney Walter O'Quin, b Sept. 15, 1857, unmarried. 

Ida Catharine O'Quin, b Aug. 24, 1859, m Louis M. Tills Sept. 

24, 1885. Issue:— 

Hugh Stanley Tills, b Aug. 19, 1886, m Laura 

Lee McDonald, Sept. 24, 1910. 

Claud Shaw Tills, b Jan. 10, 1888. 

Evan Gardner TUls, b Sept 13, 1889. 

Ruby Leona Tills, b July 21, 1891. 

John Albert Tills, b Nov. 17, 1893. 

Myrtle Elizabeth Tills, b Oct. 23, 1895. 

*lfn. Viola Shtolds Smith and h«r ehUdMn make their home at Church Hill, which waa near the old home of th« 

tR. H. Smith waa a proaperooa planter and stock raiser. He died a few years ago. 
tJohn O'Quin serred as a tnriTate throuffhout the war. One of his captains was Captain Bareh. 
1"lfy parento lired at ^mithland HalL' the old O'Quin home near Red Lick. Jefferson county. Miss,, where all tha 
chiHren were bom. The old home waa burned en the night of Aug, 26» U88," Oaienoe O'Quin KeUey. 

Ada Leona O'Quin, m Frank Baker. Issue: — 
Frank Baker. 
Robert Baity O'Quin, b Feb. 11, 1829, d March 1, 1876, m Feb. 9, 1859 to 
Elizabeth Grant Short, daughter of Andrew and Charlesly Short. 

Hannah Ross O'Quin. b Dec. 15, 1860, d June 21, 1861. 

(2) Robert William O'Quin, b May 18, 1862, d March 5, 1911, m 

April 17, 1885 to Belle Hester, daughter of Ephram and 
Mary Hester. Issue: — 

(2) Mary Elizabeth, b March 18, 1886, d June 11, 1904. 
Robert Ephram, b Nov. 19, 1887, m George Stur- 
ges Dodds, sonof William Dodds and Tem- 
perance Corley. Issue: — 
Willie Belle, b Nov. 19, 1887. 
Isaac Cornelius, b July 28, 1891. 
Mattie Quitman, b Feb. 20. 1896. 

(3) Isaac Calvin O'Quin, b Aug. 23, 1865, d Dec 25, 1910. 
Marie Mittielon O'Quin, b June 24, 1876, m Dec. 22, 1897 to 

Hugh Craft, son of Heber Craft and Biary Bowman. 

Anabel Craft, b Nov. 16, 1899. 
Heber Hugh Craft, b Jan. 6, 1904. 
(4) Thomas Jefferson O'Quin, b Oct. 11, 1830, d April 18, 1899, m Minerva L. 
Vauss, Jan 12, 1852. Issue: — 
Josephine O'Quin, 
Medora O'Quin. 
William Ross O'Quin. 
(5) Edgar Byron, b April 3, 1870, d Sept. 7, 1892. 

Thomas Jefferson, b Dec. 17, 1861, m Jan. 12, 1881 to Mary 
Ellen Stephens, she was b Dec. 17, 1861. Issue:— 

Mary Ruth O'Quin, b Oct, 3, 1881, m Nov 20,1907 
to Louis L. Posey. Issue:—- 

(Louis L. Posey, b Nov. 1, 1908. 
Olive Aline O'Quin, b April 28, 1883, m Dumont 
Freeman, May 18, 1906. (See Sims line.) 
Bessie O'Quin, b June 20, 1884, d July 26, 1884. 
Francis Minerva O'Quin, b Nov. 11, 1885. 
Edith Pearl O'Quin, b Aug. 22, 1887, d Oct 15, 

Thomas Jefferson O'Quin, b Jan 15, 1889. 
Medora Eva O'Quin, b Sept. 26, 1890. 
Kate Holmes O'Quin, b Nov. 10, 1892. 
Edgar Byron O'Quhi, b Nov. 4, 1893. 
Elizabeth O'Quin, b Jan. 26, 1906. 
Alice Eugenia O'Quin, b Feb. 8, 1898. 
WUliam Daniel O'Quin, b Aug. 23, 1899. 
Ruby Inez O'Quin, b March 11, 1901. 
Marcus Stanhope O'Quin, b Sept. 10, 1864, m Jan 12, 1888 to 
Amelia Victoria Furr, daughter of M. L. and J. H, 
Furr. Issue: — 

Malonie Louisa, b Oct. 12, 1888, m Wiley Beasley 

Dec 29, 1906. 
Robert Earl Lee O'Quin, b April 20, 1889. 
LUla Belle O'Quin, b Sept. 10, 1891. 
Nettie Alberta O'Quin, b June 16, 1893. 
Marcus Daniel O'Quin, b Dec. 24, 1894. 
Johnnie Modena O'Quin, b Nov. 4, 1896. 

Hannah May O'Quin, b Jan. 20, 18d8. 
Jewel Victoria O'Quin, b April 25, 1900, 
Garland Deloit O'Quin, b Oct, 19, 1904. 
Maggie Lee O'Quin, b Sept. 11, 1907. 
Louis B. O'Quin, m Feb. 5, 1869 to Alma Stephens, he d Dec. 
18, 1906. Issue:— 

Essie Lee, b Nov. 24, 1889, d April 17, 1891. 
(4) Hannah Ross O'Quin, b July 31, 1873, d April 14, 1904., m 
May 21, 1902, to J. R. Burks. Issue:— 
Hannah J. Burks, b April 14, 1904. 
John S. O'Quin, b 1896, is unmarried. 


St Joseph, La., Aug. 11, 1892. 

My Dear Cousin:— 

(1) Your letter of the 7th came duly to hand, contents noted. From your knowledge of my 
dear husband's ancestry, knowing him as I did, I am glad to acknowledge and address you as a 
cousin. Your statement of the ancestry of the O'Quins, as well as I can remember, is correct, 
Mr. Battle Harrison, my husband's father, was married to Abagail O'Quin at Mr. Brown Ross's, 
near Red Lick, Jefferson county, and they, and my husband too, always called old Mrs. Ross, 
who had been a Miss Wade, aunt Jane. In 1841 1 married Mr. Wade Harrison and went to Mr« 
BattalUe Harrison's for a while, who lived on the beautiful old homestead of the Harristons, 
which now belongs to Mr. R. M. Smith, my husband's sister's child, which has been in the fam- 
ily for four generations of Harristons and now belongs to a Smith, whose mother was a Harris- 
ton. She left three sons, two only living. Wade Harriston Smith who lives, I think, on the river 
in Bolivar county. R. M. Smith lives at my husband's lovely old home ''Everton," near Church 
Hill, owning three places that belonged to his grandfather. Uncle Wade Harriston and the other 
to Mr. Richard Harriston. 

We were not blessed by God with any children but never felt the want of them, having 
raised and educated several adopted children, first a girl cousin of his then a boy cousin of mine, 
Emmet Newton, then two orphan girls, then Mr. Newton lost his wife and left two children, one 
a boy baby, and having neither mother or sister had to bring his two babies to us at Everton. 
Then when God took my good husband to himself I came with Emmett and his children to live 
here in Louisiana, near his plantation, leaving my home where we had lived thirty years, a per- 
fectly happy home. Yes I consider it was a benediction to have lived with so good and noble a 
man as Mr. Wade Harrison. Our adopted ones are as good and devoted as own children could 
possibly be. My husband was respected and honored by all who knew him. Since his death I 
have devoted my life to Mr. Newton's children, who are now 14 and 15 years old. I am 77 years 
of age and cannot expect to be here very long, tho in good health, wfll try to be prepared to go 
whenever called away. Would be glad to know how you are related to Mr. Harrison. Hope you 
will succeed in completing your tree. 


Mary NicoUs Harrison. 

(2) Brief mention is made of some prominent traits in his character that those who knew him 
as father, friend and fellow citizan may emulate his worthy example. His occupation was that of 
a farmer which he followed with marked success. In his home, presided over by his amiable 
wife, the friend and stranger had a welcome. His generous nature went out in helpfulness to 
the needy and distressed. He was a pillar of strength in his church. In his young manhood he 
gave himself to the Lord and was baptized into the fellowship of the Beech Grove Baptist Church, 
Claibom county. While in this membership he was set apart to the office of Deacon. Remov- 
ing to Jefferson county he aided in the organization of Unity Church where his membership re- 
mained until the little band became self-supporting. Though modest and unassuming he found 
a place for work in the Lord's vineyard wherever his lot was cast. He was successively Super- 
intendent of the Sunday Schools in Brushy Fork, Antioch and Smyrna churches. Near this last 


See Panes 35 unci 38. 

church he built a splendid home and served as deacon, sut>erintendent and faithful friend to his 
pastor until fell disease forbade his longer service in a cause so dear to his heart. ''He loved 
God and little children." What higher praise can human tougue bestow upon fellow mortal? 
He was the friend of education; the earnest advocate of good schools. He gave his influence 
and his means to this end. His eldest daughter, Mary Elizabeth, was pursuing her collegegiate 
course in Hillman College, the school in which her mother was educated, when death, like an 
untimely frost, took from our view this lovely flower. Her college president, Dr. J. L. Johnson, 
together with her pastor— the present writer— paid the last tribute to this young and beautiful 
life in June, 1904. God honored the Christian faith of the parents in giving tiiem great graee for 
this trying ordeal. Not only was our friend and brother the friend of general education, but was 
also the firm advocate and liberal supporter of Ministerial Education. He was giving $100 a year 
to this worthy cause with the intention of making it $1,000 in ten years when prostrated by 

His devotion to his friends was beautiful. Wearing always a cheerful countenance, and 
having a pleasant word brought sunshine to old friends and helped to make new ones from the 
large list of his acquaintances. 

(3) "The 25th of December, 1910, the day set apart in our calendar as a memorial of God's 
greatest gift to man, and designed to make glad the soul with its sunlight of hope and good 
cheer, was darkened by clouds of sorrow which broke in a storm of grief upon the hearts of the 
loved ones and friends of I. C. O'Quin. His life, so sweet to himself, and so sacred to loved 
ones, was suddenly snuffed out by a ruthless hand. We would draw a veil over the assassin and 
look for the best in the character of his victim. It is not claimed that his was a perfect life. 
Like all men, he had his imperfections, faults that called for the forbearance of our fellow man, 
and remind us, that ere we become too severe or violent in our accusations we should give heed 
to the admonition of the Great Teacher, 'let him that is without sin be the first to cast a stone.' 
It is the good in man's character for which we should look, and finding the best virtues, to emu- 
late them. 

"Mr. O'Quin was esteemed by those who knew him best for his nobleness of soul. They 
saw in him the adorning traits of honesty aud truth, fidelity and charity. His friendships were 
true. His spirit of forgiveness as a charming grace and his affection for Mother, Sister and 

Brother was a crowning excellence of his soul." 

I. H. Anding, Summit, Miss. 

(4) Thomas J. O'Quin was bom in Jefferson county, Miss., Oct. II, 1830 and died at his resi- 
dence April 18, 1899, near where he was bom and raised. 

On Jan. 12, 1852 he was married to Miss Minerva Vause, also of said county, who received 
a liberal education at Fayette Female Academy, now the Jefferson County High School, where 
a granddaughter has been an honor student during the session recently closed. Mr. O'Quin ap- 
preciated the importance of a good education and gave his children the best opportunities and 
advantages that his means would afford, and thereby left a posterity of children and grand- 
children not surpassed in their vacinity, for good citizenship and religion. 

Two of his sons went to Centenary College, La., one of whom graduated at an eminent 
college in the state of Georgia and became a minister in the M. E. Church. His daughter, Miss 
Hannah, has been a highly respected and useful teacher in the public schools of this eounty for 
several years. 

If nothing more could be said of Mr. O'Quin these alone would show him to have been a 
kind and affectionate father and useful citizen and will stand as a living monument to his 

But when we consider that the war between the states had reduced him from affluence to 
straightened circumstance, and that it was a hard and continuous struggle to do what he accomp- 
lished for the support and education of his family, his character shines forth clearer and brighter 
to the close of his life. 

The writer knew him from his youth up. He was quite considerate and gentle in his early 
life and in manhood and old age, these admirable traits never forsook him. While in the Con. 
federate Army, the place to try men's souls, he was the same quiet, brave man amid the storm 

off sbot and shell ffrom the ememy's guns that he had been and was befforeuid after the war. 
Doty was his watch word in peace and in war and he was ever at his post So lived and died 
Mr. O'Quin, without an enemy, beloved and honored by family and neighbors. Some years ago 
he became a candidate for county assessor and was elected over several honorable competitors* 
but he loved home and family too well to remain in public life and at the dose off his term off 
olffioe, retired thereto. He leavs an aged and afficted wife and numerous children and grand- 
children and other relatives to mourn their irreparable loss. May God bless and preserve them 
tiirougfa liffe and in the end save them in heaven, is the praver of a friend. 

J. D. S. Davenport. 
He was a member of Company H, 1st Mississippi Regiment, Abby's Battery. Was at the 
battle of Port Hudson, he was sent to Ship Island and served throughout the war as a 
faithful soldier. 

(5) Rev. E. B. O'Quin, of the class of 1892, was bom April 3, 1870, and died at Red lick, Miss., 
Sept 7, 1892. He was converted and joined the church August 1883. He was licensed' to preach 
January 1884, at the early age of fourteen. He was subsequently a student in Centenary Col- 
lege and from there came to Emory College in the autumn of 1889. In the year 1890-91 he was 
forced, by providential causes, to withdraw ffrom college life but returned the following year and 
was graduated with distinction in the class of 1892. Immediately after his graduation he was 
elected to a professorship in the Piedmont Institute at Rockmart, Ga. With eagerness he looked 
to his work there and with sadness resigned his position when informed by his physician that he 
would not be able to undertake its responsibilities. 

His life-work he had carefully planned, and to its accomplishments he had been working 
with patience and heroism since childhood. In a letter which he sent to me a day or two before 
his death he said: '*I will be glad if I can get well, pay my debts and enter the conference as I- 
have always intended." The God and Father of us all can only know what high hopes and noble 
plans the young soldier had when he fell dead upon the field. 

He was not a man of showy gifts, but of solid worth and great perseverance. He was not 
a brilliant genius but a man of talent who was faithful to his duty. During eight long yeare he 
struggled through adverse circumstances and over well nigh insuperable obstacles to educate 
himself for the ministry. I have confidential knowledge of the details off that manly struggle, 
it was a contest off a dauntless spirit, who in the age of martyrs could have died for conscience 
sake, without a ffear. The struggle brought him hardships and humiliations, but he never whined 
nor retreated nor magniffied his troubles by superfluous discussion of them. He was a self- 
respecting Christian man who glorified trials by conquering them. What untold heroisms are 
held in the history of christian students in the south since the war, who in the fear off God and 
the love off man have toiled and suffffered to make themselves able to serve their generation well. 

His modesty was such that many overlooked his merits. When, thereffore, duty called him 
to the ffront he surprised, by the excellence off his work, even those who knew him best His 
graduating speech on "Sidney Lanier" was a gem. How skillffuUy he sustained criticism by 
quotations his hearers will well remember. 

In the greatness and goodness off God he walked and worked from day to day, and now 
the young pilgrim has passed before us out of sight, and still finds rest in his Father's love and 
strength. His was a noble, victorious warfare, albeit to our dull sense his end seems so 
untimely. — ^W. A. Chandler in issue of Wesleyan Christian Advocate, Oct. 26, 1892. 

(6) Hay Battaile Harrison and his two brothers came from South Carolina to Mississippi and 
settled in Jeffferson county near Church Hill. In the old ffamily burying ground near die old 
home, lie four generations of Harrisons. Of the grandsons of Abagail 0*Quin and H. B. Harrison 
only one is now living, Thomas Wade Smith, who resides at Isola, Miss. 


ELY KERSHAW ROSS was named for Col. Ely Kershaw who was a close friend 
of his f ather'^B. It is now believed that Arthur Brown Ross was a soldier of 

tiie Revolution under Col. Kershaw but the records, which are not complete, give 
no record, of service by A. B. Boss. Ely K. Ross' boyhood was spent in South 
Carolina and it was there that he married Elizabeth Hill. In James Kershaw's 
diary, under date of Aur. 22. 1793, is found this mention of Ely K. Boss: "Ely 
Ross began to beat indigo/' Inference is made that he was a planter and from 
his letter, I note he continued planting indigo after his removal to Louisiana. 
Sometime about 1800 he moved to Tennessee, near Newport, and there his father 
visited him and the account of that visit is given in the diary of Arthur Brown 
Ross. (See diary.) 

The removal to Mississippi occurred about 1806 and he first settled in Jeff- 
erson county as the census for 1805 contains his name. The census for 1808 
gives the following: , 

"Ely K. Ross— 3 white males under 21; 1 white male over 21; 3 white fe- 
males under 21; 1 white female over 21 and 6 slaves." Thos. Hinds and Ely K, 
Ross were superintendants of that census. Census for 1810 gives his total 
whites as 7, other free persons 5 and slaves 12 

Ely K. Ross and Thos. Hinds were intimate friends and this friendship 
was further strengthened bv their association during the war of 1812. At that 
time we find Ely K. Ross was major under Col. Thos. Hinds. He served with 
distinction at the battle of New Orleans. 

After the death of his first wife Maj. Ross removed to Louisiana, having 
sold his place in Mississippi to his O'Quin nephews. His life in Louisiana is de- 
scribed in the following letter, which is a more intimate description than I could 
give. Also see letter from John B. Conger. (See Conger chapter.) 


Mer Rouge, May 15, 1827. 


Yesterday waa one of the greatest political days we have ever seen in Mer Rouge. We 
have elected police members. Twenty votes in quietude, yesterday 56 votes were given in 
wrath and loud declamation and personal enmity. Our side were tranquil and successful. Per- 
suant to what I wrote you in my last, the girl was offered on the 5th inst. Not one bid; my 
friend observed, "let her go home to make cotton.'* On the 7th one of similar value and sex 
was offered and sold for less than $40 00. A tract of land not long since sold for 15,000 was sold 
for the taxes for less than $10.00, one negro man for less than $60.00. 25 head of black cattle • 
sold for $37.50, all the property of the same person, and from the present appearance of money 
matters there will be other and others' property have to stand the same or similar test. 

Colonel Morgan said, to my son Ely, that he would accommodate me, if such I could think 
it, by letting me have the use of $350.00 if I would leave the girl with him, which Ely complied 
with, subject to redemption at any time in my power. Five of my last cotton bales sold for 4 
cents, one Brazil sold for 9, net something like $20.00 per bale. Wretched reward for labor. I 
am still growing in favor of an indigo crop. I have sown near half an acre for seed, should it 
fail to succeed well I wish you to reserve for me one and one-half or two bushels from the growth 
of this year. The cotton seed received from you does not raise one seed in ten, consequently 
my cotton crop will be late and not of the quality I could wish. The time is drawing near and 
still rolling on, that you proposed to visit our section of the country, at which time I shall be glad 
to see you and should you have a flattering prospect of indigo weed and not any person to 
aid or instruct you, if compatible with my worldly arrangements I may return with you, give you. 
or those you intend to do ^e beating, some information. A person of attention and discern- 
ment can, by a few times seeing the process of steeping and beating, form a sufficient idea to 
proceed to advantage. 


16th. Went to Monroe intending to have finished and mailed this, but leaving my artificial 
eyes at home I could not. 

17th. Confirmed etc. with Colonel Morgan. After night Judge Morgan came from the 
post office with your friendly letter and one from Mr. Haile, of Woodville, Mississippi, which let- 
ters I could not read. 

18th. Arrived at home 1 o'clock, P. M., found all well and now hasten to finish (and an- 
swer yours,) this letter. In answer to the article of indigo, when young it may appear to be 
entirely too scarce, be the more careful to prevent stock from it, cultivate it well and you may 
save very considerable of seed from apparently few stalks. It bears similar comparison to the 
mustard stalk. You have above my ideas concerning indigo, etc. ere I expected your letter. 
What com I have planted took -:- -:- . We are over run with rain and still raining, our 
farming interests not much different from last year. Dear Brother, I know not how to answer 
your description of the extent of your wealth, extended farms, etc., than to refer your attention 
to Luke XII Chapter, from verse 17 to 21 inclusive. I know of no shipment I have made for 
some time that I have had equal anxiety in, to that of your goats having a safe arrival, not doubt- 
ing the Caps but being fearful of the L shipment. They were not on board at a late hour of the 
night and received as singular freight etc. My Pumphrey got gored by a large scrub not long 
since. It is yet doubtful if he may recover, consequently, I may be under additional obligations 
to get his place re-instated, which in the event of his death I shall have two young calves not 
larger than those of one year old, such is difference in the blood. 

With regard to Madam Ross' stock you will have to indulge me until my next letter as the 
season has been so cold and wet that the stock has not been annoyed by insects as usual, there, 
fore not herded. This I can say, they could not be sold for much here. Good beef can be had 
for 2 1-2 cents per pound on foot. Prime milch cows offered for $12.00. I received a letter 
from herself on the subject of her cattle a few mails past. I will answer it shortly. I would like 
to know if you intend moving or enlarging the stock where they are, do not purchase. On the 
subject of my son, I have reflected when I should have slept. The sons of many remain at home 
with quietude, until married or arrived at considerable years not so with mine; avarice, a thirst 
for freedom or some other cause induces them to withdraw from pratemal care and home. Ely 
remained longer with me than any. I am glad to hear Brown is well and doing well. I should 
be glad to sea him. He writes me seldom. At whatever time you all may come if apprised I will 
meet you at Monroe or Lake Providence. Though as yet there appears to be a degree of uncer- 
tainty which dampens my own flattered hopes. We have five children in school, our two sons 
increase in learning not to be surpassed by any of their age, the best proof of their mental excel, 
lency ; the physical of the younger proportionate to his mental. J. 0. R. and L. Q. R. are at home, 
the latter dimutive, pretty and smart as you can possibly flatter yourself that yours are. Should 
not this, when we look around and see a children the offspring of our fellow creatures 

bom in deformity (as it were) and with limited intellects make us unfeignedly thankful to our 
Great Father of the universe? I can more sensibly feel for Hannah O'Quin, than express and 
for the family. 

Rankin sends Howdy to Little Jane and Uncle John. Remember me to my brothers and 
sisters, yourselves. The girls join us in respects to you and their relations. Reserve for your- 
self and Jane our every good wish etc. 

Postscript — ^The girls say they wish Adelaide to accompany you to Mer Rouge. 

E. K. R. 

ELY KERSHAW ROSS, third child and oldest son of Arthur Brown Ross and Hannah Conger 
Ross was b Oct 6, 1773, in South Carolina. He d in Louisiana, Jan., 1843. He m Eliza^ 
beth Hilll daughter of Robert Hill and Margarite Allison, in South Carolina, July 26, 1791. 
She was b Sept. 30, 1774 and d Jan. 20 1812. Issue:— 

HANNAH CONGER ROSS, b in S. C. Aug. 31, 1793, m John Kemp. 
MARGARET ALLISON ROSS, b in S. C. Feb. 29, 1796, m Montague. 
MARY A. ROSS, b Sept. 7, 1799, nothing further is known. 
(1) ARTHUR BROWN ROSS, (called Brown) b April 4, 1801, in Tennessee near New- 
port. Name of wife unknown. Issue: — 
Isaac A. Ross, b 1830, d 1873. 
Mary E. Ross, b 1832, d 1854 at Belle Grove (Remains were removed to 


Gibson by Ely R. Jones.) 
nSAAC JOHN ROSS, b Jan. 9, 1804, d June 1834. 

ELY KERSHAW WILES ROSS, b Aug. 26, 180S, m Ann L, WOes in Prairie Mer 
Rouge, La., May 12, 1836, daughter of Joseph Wiles and Lucy Ann Hen- 
derson. He died in 1880. She was bom Feb. 19, 1823. Issue:— 
Henry P. Ross, b March 14, 1840, d Oct. 8, 1841. 
Robert Lemuel Ross, b June 15, 1843, d Nov 12, 1844. 
Ely Kershaw Wilds Ross, b Jan. 8» 1845, m in 1869 to Callie Taylor, of 
Bastrop, La. Issue: — 

Ernest Ross, 
Edwin Ross, 
Aubrey Ross. 

Mary Elizabeth Ross, b May 8, 1840, and died unmarried in Oct. 1867. 

tSallie Malinda Ross, b Aug. 6, 1850, m fRev. Thomas S. Randall Aug. 

6, 1687. Issue:— 

tReT. Thoa. Randall is a member of the Conference of the M. E. Ghureh, South, and has two sons who are also Meth- 
odist mfailsteraL 

*"Unc]e Isaac was a merchant, first at Red Lick and afterwards at Vicksbmv, where he died childless. 

iJnele Arthur Brown left two children, Isaac Alexander and Mary, their parents willing them to my parents, and 
they were raised with as. Coosin Mary was a beautiful woman, hisrhly educated, and engaged to a wealthy young man 
of Claiborne County. Mississippi, when she died with tsrphoid fever at Belle Grove, our old home. August 19. 1863. 

"Isaac A. Roes was as true and brave a Confederate soldier as ever shouldered a gun, from start to finish, in the 
Tensas Cavalry. He died a few years after the war. of cancer. Peace to his ashes. He was my mess-mate for three 
and a half years, Ely R. Jones," 

XMj mother was left an orphan when quite young. She and her sister. Mary Wnde, were put in Jackson, La., in 
a boarding school, where they stayed until my mother was 15; she then came to Morehouse Parish, near Bastrop, to live 
with her grandmother. There she met my father, who was in business at Vicksburg. Miss., but was on a visit to Bastrop. 
When they met and fell in love they had a hard time, as grandma wanted her to marry a wealthy lawyer of MobOe; but 
love conquered, and on a bright Sabbath, the 10th of May, they rode horseback to church in Bastrop and were married* 
and a happier couple never lived. 

He came immediately and took charge of my mother's plantation. She had a few negroes, and they economised 
and worked together. 

We were all born on this place except I. A. Ross, of Bastrop. La., who was bom in Waverly, Texas.' during the 
war. We had a delightful home, and, oh. in memory I go back and see the old house with its beautiful flowers and such 
orchards of luscious peaches and mellow applesi I can almost taste them yet, and how I loved to climb up in the trees 
and drop them in my mother's apron! 

My father was bom in Mississippi, in August, 1806. He lived to be 76 years old. They lie side by side in Baatrop. 
My father had a large lot encloeed so all the family could sleep together, but we are scattered here and there. We wlU 
meet where there is no good-bye^ for my parents were Christians. My father was a steward in the M. E. Church, South, 
for 42 years, and our home was a preachers' home. 

I remember my father was a fine business man, and the soul of honor. I remember so well when he sold the old 
home. He then owned IM slaves, and they loved him so much. When he told them he was going to sell out, they cried 
and begged him not to sell them. 

I was a delicate child, and it was during one of my hard spells that he got on his knees by my bedside, with his 
dear hands on my head he promised God that if He would spare my Ufe he would sell out and move to a healthier place. 
He was true to his promise, as he always was. and when Mr. Waddill came and looked at the place, having seen the adver- 
tisement in the paper, the negroes gathered around the house and my father told them that he thought this man would 
be their new master, they set up such a cry it almost broke our hearts for we loved our negroes and they loved us and how 
could we let our old mammy go^ the one who had always stayed with us when we were sick and let Pa and Ma go to their 
meals, and went with us to church with her white apron and white handkerchief tied on her dear old head, but she had a 
son. our carriage driver, who had a wife and 10 children and we would not need so many in town, for we moved to Homer 
La., so they were sold, after many tears and sad good byes. 

I was 9 years old and remember well how I hugged all the old negroes and how they plead with us not to forget 
them, and I never have. About six months after the sale we had a letter from Mr. Waddill saying: 'ICajor. send after 
Phil. He wiU not eat, is a shadow grieving for you and your children." Pa sent for him and had him a house buflt and 
he was with us until he was freed, and never would have left but for his larsre family. If 1 remember right he was the 
father of 22 children, all by Caroline, hbonly wife. He was killed by lightning while getting ready to go with our oldest 
brother hunting. He always called him "Mara WUds." and strange to say. when I was called to my brother's death be^ 
whom did I find but one of Phil's sons as my brother's nurse. . 

I went back to Bastrop after my father had been asleep in Jesus 20 years and a man shook hands with me and 
said: "Mrs. Randle you look so much like the Major and I want to shake handa with you again for his sake; we miss him 
so much yet./' My father was a successful business man, he sold our old home and negroes for $176,000 but the war 
came on and he lost a great deaL I remember he has often said; "I did not have much chance. I only went to school 6 
months but I am going to educate my children." My mother had a finished education for her day, she loved music and 
had such a sweet voice and all of us have been able to sing. My sister Mary and my sister Mrs. Hart and her children, 
all love muaic and sing. My brother R. R Ross, had a musical family, hb oldest daughter. Annie liolia, has been much 
sought after to sing for church and social meetings. Our oldest sons, Ross and Robert, our preacher boys, helped their 
aiatsn Nannie^ Mary and Pauline with church music. Nannie has been her father's organist for yeara. 

Mrs. SalUeRandalL 


Richmond Ron Randall, b Oct 4» 1860^ m Edna AnderwHi, 
of Pleasant Hfll, La. Issue:— 
Lillian RandalL 
Robert RandalL 
Nannie May Randall, Jan 23, 1873. 

Rev. Robert W. Randall, b Oct 20; 1875, m Rosella l^ooz, 
Jan., 1896. He d Feb. 1900. His wife died in 1904. 

Thomas WOoox Randall, b 1899. 
Thomas Scott Randall, b Jan. 24, 1832, m lira. M. E. Gilbert, 

of Gilbert, La., March 1911. 
Hattie Pauline Randall, b Feb. 2, 1891, m J. Clyde Tharpe, of 
Sibley, La., July, 1908. Issue: 

Thomas Clyde Tharpe, b July 19, 1910. 
Caroline Amanda Ross, b April, 1862, m *Rey. Wm. Hart in 1872 at Bas~ 
trop, La. Issue:— 

William West Hart, b Jan. 13, 1876. 

Arthur Wilds Hart, b Sept 24, 1878. 

Mary Lyde Hart, b Jan. 20; 1882, m June 17, 1903, to Joseph 

William Hielscher, b April 10, 1906. 
Charles Newton Hielscher, b April 29, 1911 
James Newton Hart, b Sept 20; 1884, m Lucy Kline, June 17, 

Silome Hart, b Oct 5, 1886. 

Lilly Eus^neia Hart, b Dec 8; 1889, in Bastrop, La. 
Lucy Ann Ross, b in Bastrop La., May Z, 1866, m Dr. Isaac James New- 
ton, of Hamburg, Ark., April 13, 1881. He was bom in Hamburg^ 
Jan. 3, 1866. Issue: 

Isaac Jasper Newton, b in Hamburg Jan. 8; 1882, m Irma 

Hosmer, of Ft. Worth, Tex. Jan. 12, 1908. 

Ludle Newton, b and d in 1883. 

Annie Lavinnia Newton, b and d in 1884. 

Erie Jackson Newton, b in Bastrop, La., Dec 2, 1887, m Julia 

Cone, of Ark., June 26, 1909. 
Iris Ross Newton, b in Bastrop Aug 10,, 1890. 
Richmond Randall Ross, b in Bastrop, La., in 1867, m Ida Hope, of Bas- 
trop, in 1881. She d Sept 18, 1900. Issue:— 

Annie Lelia Ross, b Jan. 1882, m Alex. May, Dec. 23, 1903. 

PhilUp May. 
Hope May. 
Ida May. 
Eli Hope Ross, b July 27, 1883, m Margaret Green, of Mon. 

roe. La., Dec. 24, 1903. 
Wiles Harry Ross, m Maud Fenton, Aug 1810. 
Ralph Richmond Ross, b Oct 24, 1888. 
Bernard Ross, b March 10, 1890. 
Eula Louise Ross, b Oct. 3, 1896. 
In 1902 he married Maud Flint, of Chicago. Issue: — 
Ruth Richmond Ross, b 1903. 
Isaac Arthur Ross, b in Texas in 1862, m Nora Pope. Issue: — 
Isaac Arthur Ross. 
Nora Ross. 

^Mr. EUrt to a elergyman In tbe Epiaeop*! Church, in the Dfoeeaeof Texas, reeldinsat Hoastoo, Teicaa. 


He m 2nd the sister of his 1st wife, Jessie Pope. 
He m 3rd to Ora Hall, of Bastrop, La. 
JANE OLIPHANT ROSS, was bom in Jefferson county, Miss., Feb 15, 1803. She d 
during 1880, and was m in Mer Rouge, La., Aug. 31, 1828 to Rev. John G. 
Jones, son of William and Phoebe Jones, who were m in South Carolina in 
1744. Rev. John G. Jones was one of the most prominent ministers of the M. 
E. Church in Mississippi and a writer of note. Issue: 

Daughter, b and d July 31, 1829, in Jefferson county. Miss. 
*John Alexander Barnes Jones, b in Warren county. Miss., Dec 9, 1830, m 

Lucy Cotton. 
Sarah Jane Jones, b in Warren county, Miss., June 7, 1833. 
William Foster Jones, b at Jefferson College, Adams County, Miss. Sept. 

21, 1834. 
tFrank A. Jones, b in Sharon, Madison Co., Miss., Nov., 1837, m Jan. 1, 
1861, to Olivia Wailes, dau of Col. E. Lloyd Wailes. 
Olivia Lloyda Jones, b June, 1862, m April 30. 1892, to 

Capt Scuyler Marvin. Issue: 
Scuyler Marvin, b August, 1896. 

Frank A. Jones, b 1864, m April, 1892, to Ella Waller, of 
Missouri. Shed 1902. Issue: 

Lloyd Wailes Jones, b 1896. 
Ruth Jones, b 1900. 

Adopted by her aunt, Mrs. ICarrin. and her aame ehansed to Marvin. 

Mattie Eugenia Jones, b April 5, 1866, m 1891 to W. H. Brown, 
who was b at Riskmore, La., d July 24, 1895, age 40 
years. Issue: 

Eleanor Wailes Brown, b 1892. 
Henry Frank Brown, b 1895 (daughter.) 
John Howard Jones, died in infancy. 
Minnie Milton Jones, died in infancy. 
Baby, died in infancy. 
Baby, died in infancy. 

Leonard Wailes Jones, b 1878, m 1906 to Lillian Keller. 

Lillian Artis Jones, b Feb. 14, 1909. 
Wimer Lloyd Jones, b August, 1910. 
Bennie Rebecca Jones, b 1881, m 1899 to T. N. Nicolls. 

Louis Nicolls, died in infancy. 
Eleanor Frank Nicolls, b 1904. 
Hattie Nicolls, b 1907. 
(2) Ely Ross Jones, b 1840, m Mary West, dau of B. F. West and grand, 
daughter of Gov. Cato West, of MississippL Issue: 

John G. Jones, b 1869, m Eugenia Melchoir. Issue: 
John M. Jones. 
Evelyn Jones. 
B. W. Jones, b 1872, m Marie Ott Issue: 
Bennie Ross Jones. 
Grace Jones. 
M. C. Keith Jones. 
Laurabell Jones, m C. M. Yard. Issue: 

*!■ a Methodist minister of the Mississippi Conference. 

tGradaatad from Centenary College in 1868. Entered the Confederate army. Tensas, 
La. GaTalzy. in 1862. Was Superintendent of Education for many 

Bei^trioi Yard, b 1904. 
MarceU Yard, b 1906. 
Katherine Louia^ Yard, b 1911. 
Ely i^oss Jones, b 1879^ n^ Alic^ Bright 
Mary Louise Jones. 
Eugenia Jone^ b 1S43, m R. W. Millsaps. Issue: 
R. W. Millsaps. 

Janie Ro3S Millsaps, m Hobert Burnley. Issue: 
Ruby Millsaps, m James Peeler. Issue: 
Matilda Jane Jones, b March 1^ 1847, ip, Rev. T. B. HoUoman. No issue. 
(She has been a mother to the sons and daughters of her 
husband, and ha3 reared them all to be useful citizens.) 
SARAH M. ROSS, b Jan. 12, 1812. 

ELY KERSHAW ROSS, was first married to Elizabeth Hill, second married to S. Collier 
(widow) , Dec. 17, 1816. She died Dec. 25, 1817. Married third to Elizabeth Henderson 
(widow), Nov, 1, 1818. 

John R. Ross, b Jan. 1, 1826, Morgan C. Ross, b Oct. 4, 1821, Lavinia Quincey Ross, 
b Oct. 31, 1825, were probably the children of E. K. Ross by the third mar- 
riage. They may now have descendants in Louisiana and Texas. 



(1) Having been bereaved of my companion and having but two little children, Isaac Alexander 
and Mary Elizabeth Ross, I first give and bequeath unto my son Isaac (now between five and six 
years old) all the tract or parcel of land on which I reside, containing between 900 and 1,000 
acres and bounded by T. H, Wade, D. G. Torrey, and J. Rail and R. Hardy, to have and to hold 
same, etc., also the following slaves: Mose, Lucinda, and their two children, William and Amily, 
Tom and Kitty, Sam and Amy, Agnes and Henry B„ GiUy and Shelby. 

2nd. I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary, now three years old, lauds lying in county 
and state aforesaid, containing 280 acres, and slaves. Bill and Hulda, and her two children, Easter, 
Sarah Ann, Aaron and Nina, Ephriam and Phoebe and child Malinda, Lucinda Torrey, and Gilly^ 
H^ttie and child Maria, thirteen in all. 

Rev. John G. Jones and Geo. Hill, executors, and Rev. John Jones, sole guardian. 

Signed Nov. 80, 1829. 

(2) Cousin Ely has inspired me in my work for many years. I have never asked him for help 
and been denied. On the other hand, he has promptly given me assistance whenever called 
upon. The following came in answer to my request for something about his own life, and, like 
the true soldier that he was, he seems to have forgotten most of his past except that which 
related to his war experience. 

"I was born in Jefferson county, Sept. 18, 1840, and as Grandpa Ely Kershaw Ross was 
there at the time on a visit to my mother and his army friend, Col. Thomas Hinds, who owned 
the adjoining place, I was named for him Ely Ross. I was educated in the country schools, sent 
to Centenary College, La., in 1855, and graduated with honor in 1859. I taught school and studied 
law with Col. H. L. EUet, of Port Gibson, in 1860-61. 

On the 4th of May, 1862, I was enlisted in the war in the Tensas Calvary by Col. Stanhope 
Posey, at Fayette. I went to Jackson overland armed with a bird-gun, but was splendidly 
mounted, and the State of Mississippi had given me eight yards of Confederate gray cloth and 
the brass buttons, which mother had made into a uniform, and you must know that the jacket 
had a very short tail— in fact, it had no tail at all— was only a round-about. After two days' wait- 
ing in Jackson I got a train for Meridian, and after staying three days there I went to Corinth and 
at once in to the firing line. My bird-gun caught the fancy of Col. Frank Moreton, of the Third 
Louisiana Infantry, who jias officer of the day, and he wanted to try it on the squirrels that were 
so numerous in the beech trees along our picket line. He killed five that morning, gave me two, 
and asked th^ exchange of his breech-loading sharp-shooting rifle that carried an ounce ball, as 


See Pane 41. 


See P.«e 4L 

he wished it for his boy in St. Mary's parish, Louisiana. We made the exchan^i^e. That gun I 
carried throughout the war as high private, I received my parole on July 1, 1865, at Monroe, 
La., in company with Ely K. W. Ross. 

In March, 1864, as we had been ordered to Alexandria, La., and were on the way, I was 
run down with chills, so Col. Harrison told me to get out of camp whenever I could and stay in 
the house at night We bivouaced one night in the woods eight miles west of Columbia, La., on 
Spring Creek. I went, as usual, to the nearest house to stay all night. It was just over the 
creek on the high ground, and on the main road to Alexandria. The stable was on the south side 
of the road while the hoiise was on the north side, and as I rode up the old man was just closing 
the lot gate ready to go to the house over the road. On my asking if I could stay all night, ''Why 
yes, but you will have to see to your own horse. Ride in. " I did so, and after attending to the 
horse we went over to the house. It was a cold evening, and a bright fire was blazing in the 
fire-place. ''Ma, here's a sick soldier who wants to stay all night," to a very old lady in the 
comer by the fire. The old lady, to my surprise, grabbed me in her arms. "You need not tell 
me who you are. You are Jane Ross's son, and the living image of your father. Cousin John 
Jones, and I heard his voice when you and Abe were talking." And this was my step-grand- 
mother and her son Overton. I stayed 'there that night and the next day and night, as our 
oommand did not move sooner. 

Grandma had much to say about Grandpa (Ely K. Ross), whom she spoke of as Major, but 
as I BOW remember, what impressed me most was her account of his invariable cheerfulness at 
all times. "The Major used to say, 'Don't take more trouble on your heart than you can kick off 
at your heels, and this terrible trouble will be gotten over if we go to Him right, wife.' " That 
was the only time I ever saw Grandma (Elizabeth Henderson Ross) , for when we came back after 
the Red River campaign Grandma had crossed over." 

Ely Ross Jones. 

Harriston, Miss., March 21, 1911. 


ABIGAIL GIBSON ROSS was the first person interred in the Beech Hill cem- 
etery. One of the nxost pathetic incidents related in her father's diary is the de- 
scription of the farewell between father, mother and the daughter and her 
family when they began the Icmg journey to this far wei^tem country. The 
pathos of the incident is deepened for us, because there was never another earth- 
ly meeting of parents and children. Abigail Ross died soon after coming to this 
new country. Her grave and that of her husband are shown in the picture of 
old cemetery. (See diary, .) 

ABIGAIL GIBSON ROSS, daughter of Arthur Brown Ross and Hannah Conger, was b in 
South Carolina Dec. 6, 1775 and d in Mississippi in 1864. She was m in South Carolina to 
David Sims, who was a brother to Thomas and James Sims. Issue: — 
HANNAH BROWN SIMS, m Richard Harrison. Issue: 

Louisiana Harrison, m first to Frank McCaleb had several children, all 

died without issue. Shem second Randal Gibson. Issue: 
Olean Gibson m Mr. Hoggett. No issue. 
Lep Gibson, d young. 
ARTHUR BROWN SIMS, m Phoebe Conger, daughter of Johnathan Conger. (See 
Conger line. ) Issue : — 

Wayne Sims, d infant. 
Fannie Sims, d infant. 

Allison Wade Sims, lived to be grown, died unmarried. 
Phcebe Conger Sims, m second Mr. Kenley. 
*£LIZA HILL SIMS, was b Oct. 22, 1803 d Oct. 3, 1865. She first m Joseph Harmon, 
son of Hezekiah Harmon and Mercy Leonard. Issue: — 
Elizabeth Ann Harmon, d age 15 years. 

*8m mote pMgm 46-47. 

Rebecca Jane Harmon, was b June 9, 1826. She d Jan. 14. 1960. She m 
first on Aug. 1, 1803, to Joseph Reed Neal of Pittsburg, Pa., who 
was b Feb. 27, 1816 and d Sept. 14, 1863. Issue:— 

Francis Elizabeth Neal, b Mar. 5, 1846, d Aug. 21, 1900. 
Ilda Agnes Neal, b Nov. 20, 1848. 

Martha Letitia Neal, b Nov. 20, 1848, she m Isaac Dunbar 
Magruder, son of Thomas B. Magruder and Sarah Olivia 
Dunbar West, on Dec. 22, 1868. Issuer- 
Ida Neal Magruder, b July 4, 1870. 
William Sims Magruder, b June 17, 1872. 
Sarah Oliva Magruder, b Oct. 30, 1874, d Oct. 6, 

Rebecca Harmon Magauder, b Sept. 17, 1877, m 
Apr. 25, 1906, to Walter Scarborough. 
Issue: — 

Walter Magruder Scarborough, b 

Aug. 10,1907, dNov. 24, 1908. 
Lawrence Dunbar Scarborough, b 

Dec. 22, 1908. 
Robert Harmon Scarborough, b 
July 6,1911. 
Thomas Baldwin Magruder, b Sept. 14, 1879, m 

Feb. 22, 1909 to Laura Turpin. 
Joseph Moore Magruder, b Sept. 9, 1881, m 

Fleta Kimber Jan. 21, 1907. 
Isaac Dunbar Magruder, b Apr. 11, 1884. 
Robert Walter Magruder, b Dec. 5, 1886. 
*Rebecca Jane Harmon Neal, m second on Dec. 3, 1856, to ^William 
McDonald Sims, son of James Sims and Elizabelh Conger. He was 
b May 9, 1810, and d Feb. 27, 1882. Issuer- 
Louisiana Emily Sims, b Sept. 25, 1857, d Oct. 24, 1865. 
Carrie Jane Sims, b July 7, 1860, d Dec. 10, 1880, m Jan. 22, 
1880 to Robert Walter Magrudar, son of Dr. Thomas B. 
Magruder and Sarah Oliva Dunbar, who was the Widow 
West at the time of this marriage. Issue: — 

John Martin Magruder, b Nov. 18, 1880, m Nov. 
15, 1905 to Katherine Crane Daniell, 
daughter of Thomas F. Daniell and Kath- 
erine M. Crane. Issue: — 

Katherine Daniel Magruder, b Sept. 

27, 1905. 
John Martin Magruder, b March 8, 
Phoebe Francis Newland Harmon was b Sept. 6, 1828, m March 22, 1850 
to John Fletcher Venable, son of John Venable and Elizabeth Con- 
ger Sims Venable. (See Sims line.) She d June 2, 1852. He was 
b Dec. 25, 1824, d Feb. 10, 1860. Had several children who died 

tWhen a little srirl my mother used to risit Aunt Eliza Hoel at her lovely home in Port Gibson. The house sur- 
rounded with sweet olive, cape jesamines, maarnolias and live oaks is standing and is one of the most attractive places in 
that quaint city. 

t William McDonald Sims was a prominent merchant and man of affairs in hia day. He amassed great wealth and lived 
to enjoy the benefits thereof. (See pictures) 

llda Afimes Neal though afflicted with blindness since childhood, is highly educated, a very entertaininsr talker and is 
dearly loved by a large circle of friends and relatives. She supplied the place ef mother for John Marlin Magruder and 
now that he is married the has taken into her affection his wife and iittie ones. Cousin Ida lives at the old Sims place 
near Port Gibson where it was the writers pleasure to visit recently. 

*See pictures. 

tELIZA HILL SIMS HARMON, m second Amos Hoel of Ohio. No issue. 

♦DAVID SIMS, m second to Sophie White. Issuer- 
Thompson Sims, m and had several children. 
Aurian Sims, m Mr. Walker and moved to Texas. 


JOHN ISAAC GATES ROSS was born in South Carolina, April 19th, 1778. 
He married and had one son, who died witnout a name. I have no record of his 
marriage nor name of his wife. He is not mentioned in his father's diary, which 
was written in 1800 to 1803. This leads me to believe that he died soon after his 


ISAAC ARTHUR BROWN ROSS, sixth child of Arthur Brown and Hannah 
Conger Ross, was bom in South Carolina, April 30th, 1772, and died in Texas in 
1842. He married Jane Hill, daughter of Robert Hill and Margaret Allison. 
(See Hill line. ) I. A. B. Ross and his brother, John I. W. Ross, were the last to 
leave the paternal roof. During their young manhood they shared the responsi- 
bilities of the farm with their father, and turned their hands to any work that 
needed attention. We know more about these two younger sons than any of the 
other children, because they lived with their parents during the time that the 
diary was being written and were mentioned in it by their father every day. 

**Brown'' was the finest shot in the community. He therefore liked hunting, 
and enjoyed all of the sports of the times. Neither he nor his brother were 
addicted to strong drink; they were manly boys, and were a source of great 
pleasure to their parents 

"Brown'' married late in life, for those times. He was about 32 at the 
time of his marriage to the younger sister of his brother Ely's wife. His second 
marriage was to Patsy Thomas. All that is known of his married life and 
mature manhood is given in the following sketch, taken from the manuscript 
written by his nephew, John I, W. Ross 2nd. 

In the same part of Texas in which I. A. B. Ross lived there are now a 
family that bear the name of Ross, but it has not been the writer's pleasure to 
communicate with them; but they are probably descendants of I. A. B. Ross. 
Any information concerning any of his descendants will be gratefully received. 
While it is a regrettable fact that we can not trace his descendants to the present 
time, we will derive much pleasure from the many incidents related in the diary 
of the fat bucks, turkeys, etc., that were laid low by "Brown," and sigh for the 
days that made such sport possible. His many errands for his father and his 
exemplary life related of by his father, make us believe that his children will yet 
rise up and call him blessed. 

tEUza Hill Sims was 6 months old at the death of her mother. Afterward she lived with her grandmother and Ron 
relatives until her father married asain to Hiss Sophie White. 

*DaTkl Sims' body lies beside that of his first wife, Abigail Gibson Ross. 



ALEXANDER ROSS, m Agnes Scott He died without issue. 
FRANKLIN ROSS, m Mary Scott, a sister of Abe Scott. Issue: 

Alexander Ross, m Rebecca Trimble, dau of Mike Trimble, of war of 
1812 fame. (See his diary in Claiborne's History of Mississippi.) 

Margaret Ross, m Lawrence Wade. (See Wade line.) 
Frank Ross. 

Mary Ross. ' 

Robert Ross. 
WUlie Ross. 
Isaac Ross. 
FRANKLIN ROSS, m second to a Miss Hodge in Texas, and it is not known which 
of the above children were by the second wife. He married twice after this 
the last time after he was 60 years old. 
DAUGHTER, who died single. 
Isaac Arthur Browu Ross, m 2nd to Patsy Thomas, a sister of Louisiana Thomas, who m John 
Burch. Issue: 

THADDEUS ROSS, m in Texas. "He was one of the best of the name I ever knew. 
His first wife died, leaving two or three children. He went to Kentucky to 
study medicine in 1844, and there married a young lady whose name I do not 
know, and on his way home stopped in Red Lick to visit his relatives, was taken 
sick and died, and is buried at the graveyard of Lawrence Ross by the side 
of his mother."— From MS. of J. I. W. Ross 2nd. 
ELIZABETH ROSS, m David Darden. Issue: 

Son, who died in the army without issue. ''She was one of the handsomest of 
the Ross ladies."— J. I. W. Ross MS. 
OSCAR ROSS, went to Texas in 1841, there m, his wife died leaving Sam Ross, who 

lost his life in the Confederate Army. 
O. ROSS, m again, but his wife died soon after. ''He remained single for nearly 

forty years, and died partially blind." 
WINIFRED ROSS, died the fu^t summer in Texas, on the Brazos river. 
MARTHA ROSS, died the first summer in Texas, on the Brazos river. 
BROWN ROSS, died the first summer in Texas, on the Brazos river. 


JOHN ISAAC WAYNE ROSS was the youngest child of Arthur Brown and 
Hannah C. Ross and as such received the affections due the last bom in a family. 
During the old days, his boyhood days in South Carolina, he enjoyed hunting 
and fishing and was considered a fine shot in the community in which he lived. 
As early as 1802 he was a member of a military company and attended 
"muster" in Camden. 

He was the companion of his father and shared jn the burdens and pleas- 
ures of farm life. He was called "Jacky' by his father, but as he grew toman- 
hond he was dignified by the name "John Isaac Wayne'' by that parent. 

He removed with his father to Mississippi in 1805. In 1810 the census of 
Jefferson county gives the following: 

John I. W. Ross— 1 male over 21; no males under 21; 1 female over 21; 3 
females under 21; 18 slaves. His mother was included in the number of females. 
Another list from Jefferson county, without date, gives the number of slaves 21; 
other free people 19 and 4 in family. 


Wm. Mcdonald sims 



mWone marks ihe tnyc o( ELIZA K. SIMS. (See one 23) 


who died in Paris, France wliile on tier wedding lour. 

MRS. JOHN i. W. ROSS. 2nd 

See Pane 50. 

JOHN I. W. ROSS. 2nd 
Sec Pane 50. 

[ this stream our early ancestors made ihei 

Home oi JOHN 1. W. ROSS, in JelTer.on Counly. 

i huna in IS30 and is in a perfect condition now. The paper and 
[urnuture was bouifht in Philadelphia in 1830 

JOHN I. W. ROSS. 3r<l 

JOHN I. W. ROSS, 4th 
See Paae 50. 

In the tax list of Jefferson county, under date of 1807 is given: 200 acres 
of land on Cole's creek assessed to John I. W. Ross. Cole's creek, a beautiful 
stream running through Jefferson county, was a favorite stream which lured 
these early settlers. It was on the banks of this stream that many of these 
kinsmen made their homes* (See picture. ) 

John I. W. Ross was a prosperous planter and was obviously identified 
with all enterprises in his new home. He layed the foundation for the beautiful 
old '*Oak Hill" home, still standing, but before it was entirely completed he died, 
and his plans were carried out by his step son, Judge Isaac Ross Wade. This 
home is a monument to the ambitions of its founder. (See picture of home. ) 

John I. W. Ross was a member of the Presbyterian church and his de- 
scendents today are staunch adherents of that faith. He was successful in bus- 
iness and gave his children the advantages that only wealth can afford. His home 
was the center of refined society and the influence of that home lives in the 
homes of his children today. 

His body lies buried in the old Beech Hill cemetery near his parents' chil- 
dren and grandchildren. He erected the monuments over those who went before 
him and he selected the verse which is inscribed on his mother's tombstone 
which is so descriptive of that dear mother. 

JOHN ISAAC WAYNE ROSS, eighth child of Arthur B. and Hannah C. Ross, was born 
in Kershaw County, South Carolina, March 4, 1785. He died in Jefferson County, Missis- 
sippi, November 5, 1832. He married first Jane Patterson Bisland daughter of John Bisland. 
She was bom September 23, 1790, died Jnly 31, 1816. Married second Mrs. Jane Brown 
Ross Wade, widow of Daniel Wade, February 13, 1823, his first cousin. (See Chap. 2.) Issue: 

JANE BROWN ROSS b February 1, 1824, m February 26, 1851 to Dr. Benjamin 
Farrar Young. She died in Paris, France the next year. (See Picture.) 

FRANCES TOLEDO SEABORN ROSS, b July 29, 1828, d October 15, 1837. 

JOHN ISAAC WAYNE ROSS, b Tuesday, November 8, 1825 d July 22, 1898 at Oak 

Hill in Jefferson County, where he was married to Hellen Ferine Green, who 

was bom May 23, 1830 and died April 7, 1900. She was the daughter of Charles 

Beatty Green and Mrs. Helen Ferine Andrews, nee Girault. Issue; — 

(1) Charles Beatty Green Ross bom April 12, 1852 married Betty Corley 

daughter of James and Elizabeth Corley. Issue: — 

John L W. Rom 2iid oeettpied many i»romin«it positaons in his county. He baflt up the estate left him by his 
father and left to his children an immense tract of land, surroundinff the "Oak Hill" home. He kept up the records of 
the family unto his death and was considered an authority on family fcenealosry, and his efforts made possible this family 
history. His home was furnished with the handsomest furniture money could buy in Philadelphia and not only the lux- 
ury of the home but its cordial welcome attracted many quests there. 

He was an ardent Presbyterian, a member of the Brick Church (See picture) at Red Lick. He was generous in 
his nature and well beloved by all who knew him. 

His wife was an ornament to his home and a mother, in the highest sense, to her children. Both lived long and use- 
ful lives and their memory still lives in the hearts of all who knew them. 

John L W. Boss first married a daughter of John Bisland. who lived only a few months after marriaffe. The 
old Ross Bible was presented to her by her father, John Bisland. Her husband transferred the early Ross records to 
that book and it is today in the possession of Mrs. Anon KlUinssworth. at Red Lick, Miss. 

In the old Ross Bible are found the foUowins: entries: "James Bisland and Abigail Ross were married 18th day 
of March. 1817. James Bisland was bom 28rd Sept. 1780. His father, John Bisland, was born the 26th of March 1742; 
his mother, Susannah Rueker, was bom 2nd Feb. 1767." 

The third Presbyterian church established in the South West was erected by John Bisland and John Henderson 
two sturdy Scotchmen who were brought up under the instructions of the Presbyterian Church in their native land and 
who carefully preserved the religious faith of their fathers. This church was at Washington, Adams county, and was 
organised by Rev. Jaoacs Smylie, Feb. 26» 1807. 


Charles Wajrne Ross b August 18, 1880 m Alma Calhoon. 

Bessie Pauline Ross b April 12, 1883. 

James Maurice Ross b July 25, 1885 m Lura Donaldson. 

Hellen Ferine Ross b August 22, 1888 d September 15, 1888. 

William Stanley Ross b July 22, 1889. 

Kennith Gordon Ross b November 26, 1891. 

Infant daughter b November 1896 d December 24, 1896. 

Daughter b July 26, 1898 d same day. 

Seaborn Frances Toledo Ross, Jr., b July 22, 1853 m Jane Killingsworth, 
daughter of Anapias and Martha Trimble Killingsworth. (See Kill- 
ingsworth line.) Issue: — 

Frances Alexander Ross b April 10, 1889. 
John Isaac Wayne Ross, 3rd., b December 4, 1854, m January 2, 1889 
Florence Chamberlain. Issue: — 

John Henry Ross b November 9, 1889 d July 13, 1891. 

Samuel Thaddeus Ross b September 17, 1891. 

William Bingham Ross b October 3, 1892. 

Proctor Wayne Ross b May 9, 1894. 

Cordelia Ellen Ross b October 6, 1895. 

Daughter b and d November 1896. 

John Isaac Wayne Ross, 4th., b May 7th, 1898. (See picture.) 

Patrick Henry Ross b September 27, 1899. 

Louis Spence Ross b September 10, 1900. 

William E. Ross b June 12, 1856 d October 4, 1887 m February 16, 1879 to 
Josephine Wade daughter of Col. W. W. Wade. Issue; — 

John Burch Ross b June 8, 1881 m Emma Allen. (See pic- 
W. Wilson Ross b June 21, 1883 m Catherine Wade. 
♦Percy J. Ross b April 19, 1889 m Freda Fraas. Issue:— 
Elvin Anon Ross, b July 12, 1909. 
Hellen Ross. 

Eugene Allison Ross b June 16, 1860m Margaret Idella Wade. Issue: — 
Eugene Allison Ross, Jr., b November 6, 1891. 
Robert Winfield Ross b January 24, 19J^ 
Daughter b February 9, 1894 d same day. 
Arthur Bernard Ross b March 24, 1895. 
Nellie Laura Ross b June 25, 1897. 
Mary Agnes Ross b September 25, 1897. 
Daughter b December 19, 1898 d January 14, 1899. 
Girault Beatty Ross b November 15, 1899. 
Lucy Guy Ross b July 19, 1901. 
Delia Wade Ross, d December 10, 1903. 
Daughter b and d February 24, 1904. 
Minnie Jane Ross b November 15, 1905. 
Son b and d January 23, 1909. 
Virgie Irene Ross b August 15, 1910. 

Charles Beatty Green was bom in Deerfleld in 1776. After the death of his father his mother moved to the ▼!- 
cinity of Trenton, where he went to school In 1798 he received a lieutenant's commission in the war with France. He 
resumed his studies in 1802 and besan the practice of law In his native state, but being: discouraared he started on hone- 
back in June 1808 for the Mississippi Territory. On Dec 13, havinsr come by way of Pittsburs:. Louisville and St. Louis, 
thence by river, he arrived at Natchez. He succeeded in the practice of law in Natches and acquired some property in 
that vicinity. In 1817 he was elected to represent Adsms county in the flrstjState Lesrislature. He was also a member 
of the State Senate until 1828, when he removed to Madison county. He was elected Speaker of the House in 1827. Be 
occupied many prominent positions in the state and at one time owned 12,000 acres of land in Madison county. In June 
1814» he married Mrs. Hellen Perrine Andrews, daughter of Col. Girault. They raised a large family of children whose 
descendants are among: the first citisens of Mississippi today. Their daughter, Helen Perine Green, married John L W. 



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tHellen Ferine Ross, born April 25, 1862 married December 3, 1890, 
to Anon R. Killings worth (See Killingsworth line.) 

Clara Green Ross born January 25, 1864 died September 11, 1864. 
*Janie Brown Ross born June 20, 1865. 

Elvin Bernard Ross bom August 20, 1867. 
^Cordelia A. Ross born December 3, 1869 died August 9, 1895. 

Abagail A. Ross bom October 8, 1877 died September 4, 1877. 

Jackson, 31, May, 1857. 
(1) MY DEAR SIR:— 

Yours of the 26th inst has just reached me. 

When in Jefferson, a few days ago, my daughter mentioned the subject to me. My reply 
was, that, she must consult her own feelings and wishes on the subject. 

If it be her wish, it is my pleasure to consent. 

With yourself I have no personal acquaintance, but from information received from friends 
in whom I have great confidence I have received very favorable accounts of your intelligence, 
industry and good habits. 

With your Aunt Reed, Uncles Isaac and Allison, I was well acquainted, and had great re- 
spect and esteem for them. With your grandfather and Captain Ross and father I was slightly 
acquainted, not intimately so, but of all formed the most favorable opinion. 

Under all circumstances, I cannot, do not, hesitate to give my cordial approbation to your 
union. Remember me kindly to Helen and believe me to be with great regard your obedient 


*]fi88 Janie Robs lives at the old homestead. Oak Hill, and has with her several nieees and nephews who are 
fortunate in having her as a eompanion and eoonselor. 

tAt the death of Mrs. John L W. Roes, wife of John L W. Roes, Srd.. Helen Ferine Roes (Mrs. Anon KillinsBwarth) 
took to her home and heart the manly little ho7 who is to carry down the Ross name— John L W. Ross the 4th. While 
she has no children of her own, her mother heart has ffone out to m^ny, and the light of her attractive home is now thin 
son she has in her charge. 

tShe lived to womanhood and was bek>ved by all who knew her. 




This diary was written by A. B. Ross while he was a resident of South Carolina. His home 
was near Camden and also near the Wateree River. He operated a ferry on the Wateree, and 
his various plantations are shown on the map. 

There was also a diary written after he came to the Mississippi Territory, but its owner is 
not known. The volume containing the writings, from which the following are taken, is the prop- 
erty of Miss Jane Ross, of Red Lick, Miss., who very kindly allowed the writer to make type- 
written copies from it. To those who are interested in reading the entire diary, arrangements 
will be made to allow them the use of the typewritten copies. 

The task of selecting portions of the diary for this volume was a hard one. The whole 
book is interesting, and would add to the value of this history; but, on account of the space it 
would take, I have selected the parts which in my opinion are of most interest to the most of the 


January 1. 1800- WEDNESDAY. 

I was qualified as a Justice of the Quorum. Gave Mr. Lang a due bill for the ferry, he and 
his to pay the ferry and twenty trips of a wagon. Bought sundries of Clark 1-19-9. (This was in 
side note.) Loaded the wagon. Stephen drove it to Camden, but it was too wet. I bought of 
Mr. Clark six lbs of sugar; cheese at 1-6, 3 coffee— spent in all 1.19.9. Gave Mr. Lang and signed 
agreement for the side of the ferry near Camden for 42. 10.0 1 was qualified as a Justice of the 
Quorum by Dr. J. or L Alexander. Divided the subscription for ferry with Thos. Dinkins for 
the year 99. 


Rose early, went to Camden, got agreement signed by Thos. Dinkins and myself of Dr. 
Alexander. Gave Lavick Rochel a state's warrant against David Minton. Went to Capt. John 
Kershaws, agreed with him for west side of the ferry near Camden for one hundred and fifty 
dollars or 35 pounds sterling. Mrs. Rebecca Brown and her wagon people to pay L Ross the 

3.15.0 for use of flats. Bought of Smith & Carpenter two yards cloth at for a coat Came 

home, had Dick c— at m I and the old lady rode up to Maj. Whitaker's and the boys came 

home from Mr. John Hill's. 

(The rest of page is so dim and torn it cannot be read.) — ^A. M. W. 


Rose early. Four plows at work. Went to Brown's. Ate in Camden. Saw the judgment 
against Ned Rutledge for me. Mr. Brown said I need not come about it. I told Mr. Brown he 
must give 30 dols. a year for the ferry. Ned gave me 1 dol. and a half at the ferry. I came 
home. S. Ross making back bands. Dr. Nath. Alexander and lady are at Mr. D. Brown's. 
Samuel Ross went to Mr. David Sims to keep tally tomorrow Ned came and brought me $3.00 
from the ferry. I went to Dan's shop and to Burn's and by Roberts and to Dan's and got two — 
saw three deer. 

THURSDAY, 9th January. 

Rose early. Sent three hands to help D. Simms to thrash out com. Bought one barrel for 
whisky. Left. I saw a boat pass at the ferry. David Simms there. I went for hogs. Saw a 
bed of hogs, or rather where they lay. Saw nine deer. Saw Holliday. He says the mare John 
Cautery rode from Georgia is a stolen one. Mr. Jas. Morgan and Thos. Holland Davis came late 
last night. 

FRIDAY, 10th. 

Rose early. Holland, Brown, Samuel Ross and I and Bill went to the hog-bed. I shot one 
and catched four more and brought them home. It snows fast, and the snow is now two inches 
deep. We went up to Comfort Hill, catched a large sow, killed her, took her to the house, then 
a hunting more. Found a black listed sow and four pigs, marked 5. Catched four more pigs 
and brought them home and put them with their mother. Bill took twenty gallons of whisky to 
the ferry and left it with Ned for Messrs. Smith and Carpenter. Bill to mill, no meal. In evening 
two Morgans came. Ned sent $3.00. 


SATURDAY, 11th. 

Rose early. Two Morgans here. Wrote T. H. Davis and Cousin Moi^:an went away. 

Brown gone to ^for leather. Now fixing the stUl-house. William Walton here, and I paid 

him 1-7 one to 3 1-2, and he had three quarts of whiskey, which pajrs for three 14-gallon kegs. 
I and Jackey went to find a sow and pigs, but could not find her^ I shot at a turkey running. 
Jacky shot at a deer. I saw six deer. Ned sent $2 by S. Ross. 

SUNDAY, 12th. 

I did not rise early. Foddered the cattle for the first time this winter. David Simms and 
famUy here. I and the old lady rode in the' cart to the ferry. Ned gave me 5 dollars. Saw 
Dinkin's Tobe take eleven, sheep over the river. Came home. My brother came. Mr. A. Kelly 
came and an Ivey. Ned came and brought me one dollar. Mr. D. Carpenter came and borrowed 
Fane and the cart. 

MONDAY, I3th. 

Rose early. My brother and Mr. Kelly here. David Simms came day before and got cart 
and Fane. Sent Brown with 12 and one bushel wheat. He sent the wheat by Tobe. Brown got 
a paper of ink powder. My brother and Brown went to David Martin's. I and the old lady rode 
to the ferry. Received $1.50 of Ned. 

TUESDAY, 14th. 

Rose early. Had breakfast. My brother wrote Crimm and sent Brown with it to him 
My brother, Holland, I and Tobe all set off for Holliday's. Met Mr. Gus Hill. Told my "brother 
his boat hanUs were gone home* and he went home and we went to Holliday's, and he went with 
us a cow hunting. Found four heads and came home. Miriam of dolls. Ned brought 12 

from the ferry late. 


Rose early. Now for hog-killing. All hands— Jacky, Brown, Cousin Davis. Killed forty- 
three hogs. The negroes and Cousin Samuel shoe-making. I sent my brother's negro, Tobe, 
home. I went to the ferry. D. Bums paid me one dollar towards last year's ferriage. Ned gave 
me 3 1-2 dollars. Got Dan killing hogs about midnight 

THURSDAY, 16th. 

Rose early and went to Camden. Bought of Adamson 1 lb black pepper, 7 lbs saltpeter; no 
pay. Put a letter in the post-office. Took Dr. I. Alexander's spectacles home, at Mr. Fisher's. 

Bought of L. Sipel's four pen-knives at . Came home, sent to Mr. Adamson eleven hogs, 

netted 1,413. Cutting and salting up hogs. Sent old Cameron two hogs. One net 104 and the 
other 66 lbs., he to pay $5. Mr. Gardner Ford here all night to stay. Holland Davis got one 
pen-knife at 

FRIDAY, 17th. 

Rose early, before light Got ready, with Cousins and Brown, Mr. G. Ford, went to D. 

Martin's. We went on , Mr. Jas. Terry and D. Holliday with us, all went cow hunting. S. 

Ross shot twice at a deer. I saw no deer today. Cold rain with fiigh wind. We went to Kil- 
lingsworth's; many there. Came back to Mr. HolUday's and dined there. Then home. Ned 
brought 2 dollars. 

SATURDAY, 18th. 

I did not rise till light, then hollowed to hands to cutting wood. Hunted sheep, but found 
none. Was at the ferry. Killed some partridges. Samuel Ross went to Camden, bought papers 
in which he inserted the death of our dear Washington, who is now no more. He was ill twenty- 
three hours, and then no more. He died the 14th, at night, between 10 and 11 o'clock, of Decem- 
ber last, 1799, being 68 years of age. O, cruel death! None freed of it. PoUy Hill had a son bom. 

SUNDAY, 19th. 

I read news till breakfast, then arose. Dan Williams came and brought 12.50 from Ned, 
being yesterday's pay. Ate breakfast then I and the old lady rode up to Comfort HiU. The boys 
went up there, too. The old lady and I called at the ferry. A. F. Brisban's Pete there. They 

had a fight last night with . They went down the river. Dr. J. Alexander came over, had & 

little chat, and he went down to Mr. Mackey's, for Mackey had whipped Bracey's negro Stephen 
for being sassy (saucey.) Fine weather for my pork. 

MONDAY, 20th. 

Rose early. Tobe went away without the letter. Peter Crim here and went to the ferry I 

with me, he to Camden, I with John Kershaw, Esq., to the boat. Had brandy, then he came and 

looked at my sheep, I to have his negro Sarah for twenty-four head of sheep and two for one 

year. I came home and dined, then went to my brother's boat. His man out of his element. 
Came home with David Simms and wife, as they are from the PeeDee. All well. Ned gave me 
$3. My brother came up late. All here. 

Rose early. My brother went away before breakfast. Thrashing flax seed out and draw- 
ing rails, David Simms came and I went to the ferry with him, and I weighed three hogs; weight 
872 pounds. Sent Stephen with Simms and cart to Dr. Isaac Alexander's. Saw my brother. 
Says Col. Cantey asked him to the wedding of Mr. W. L. Whitaker and Miss Betsey Brown, and 
of course W. L. will be Col. Cantey's uncle by marriage. Took Doctor Logewood to Cam- 
den by Simms' cart. The sun shines warm. 

Rose early. Had breakfast, then I and my brother went to Camden, he to I. (or J.) Dinkins 
and I to X. Brown's; he a-bed. I then went to John Alexander's; says he can buy sheep at a 
dollar and a quarter a head. I said, "Well." Then we went to his boat; was there a ^hile, a 
(aranee) there. He bottled a bottle of wine. There was of com 200 bushels. Came to Camden. 
Bought of Coleman one pair of woman's shoes at $6. Came to Mr. J. Adamson's; bought 8 lbs 
twine at 6.3 and a chair whip at 9.4; no pay. Bought of Clark two whip-stocks; paid 12. Came 
home, had dinner, finished the flax, made a cow-rack. My brother and Cousin Holland walked 
down to the boat; came back. 
THURSDAY, 30th. 

My brother went away before I was up. Cold and cloudy. Cleaning the flax seed with 
Stephen, Tom and Sue. Bill drawing straw and putting it in the cow-rack. A cold northeast 
wind. I went to the ferry. Ned gave me $3. Mr. Hoskins there, groggy. Lost a pair of cotton 
cards. Ned found them. Ned came up and gave me one dollar and a half more. Hoskins came 
up with him. 
FRIDAY, 31st. 

Snow in the night. Hoskins rose early and went away. Repairing fence and fixing trough 
to feed cows. Mr. Johnson Elkins came and brought seven belts that he took to mend. I paid 
him $7 for them. He paid three dollars in part what he owed me for whiskey he had some time 
ago, and left seventeen belts to sell for 3.0.6, and he got 35 gallons whiskey 3-6 if paid by the 20th 
of next month, or 4-8. I and the old lady rode up to D. Sinuns; got a pair of shoes for Stephen. 
Called at Mr. Thomas Whitaker's; read and chatted. Sally and two granddaughters rode in the 
chair. I called at the ferry and got of Ned five dollars. Negroes plenty at the ferry. Cold 
and clear. 
SATURDAY, February 1, 1800. 

Had the wagon yoked. Bill drove it to John Bums', took iron and a brass kettle, to get a 
new wagon or old one repaired. Took the old irons, two sides of leather and a little piece of 
skin to Dan's shop; left the wagon at Dan's shop to be repaired. He drew a load of lightwood 
home. Mr. John Burns sent George Martin for a horse to go and get his land through the office. 
I sent his horse and five and a half dollars by G. M. Saw B. 
SUNDAY, 2nd. 

Cold, snow and rain. David Simms and wife and child came. He went to the plantation 
of D. Brown, and Holland with him. Snow a-plenty. He says Wm. Mackey a-moving. Ned 
came; said that a dollar and a quarter is belonging to this side this month of the five dollars he 
left. Simms and wife went home. 

MONDAY, 3rd. 

Rose early. Bad weather, but has appearance of better. I went to the ferry to see 

Mackey, but he has gone over the ferry and moved. Two hands thrashing oats. Bill and Tom 

getting fire-wood. David Simms called by; has been in Camden, Got a note of Mackey for 36 1-4 

dollars. Received $2 at ferry. 

TUESDAY, 4th. 

Rose early. Had the wagon yoked and drew the flax in the cotton field to lay on and rot. 
Sue and Stephen threshing oats. Tom cutting wood, Bill and Charley drawing flax and wpod. 
I worked with Tom. I went to the ferry; received $3. Simms and Cook there. My brother 
wrote me by Caleb; all poorly; and wants to know how the river is. Thomas Simms came from 
Peedee and took supper and went to David Simms'. 


Rose early. Jackey and Bryant to school. I fixed the whiskey reime (?) , went to the river; 
it's falling. Mr. Bracey came yesterday and paid me 40 shillings for his wagon crossing the river 
eight times back and forth. This should have been written in yesterday's register. Bill and Tom 
cutting stalks, Stephen and Sue thrashing oats. Wrote my brother a letter by Buck. Cold rain; 
southeast rain. I was in the field, tasked Bill and Tom in cutting down stalks. Mr. Crimm came; 
says the 25-mile creek is high and rising. He wants whiskey for rye and a still. David Simms 
and Thomas Simms came and dined. David got two quarts of whiskey. I went to the ferry. 
Received of Ned 15 for last and $6 for this. Came home; Thomas Simms here. Rain and good 
weather; 15 lambs. 

Rose after day; got ready for my brothers. The old lady and I in the chair went by Mr. 
O'Quinn's. Sally has been down to the raft to see Johnny yesterday; came home. Then up to 
my brother's; all got colds. Had a good dinner and tea in the evening. Good weather. My 
brother has a good house half finished, and all live together. 
FRIDAY, 7th. 

I am now at my brother's. Had breakfast, then the old lady and Mrs. Belton (she was 
Polly Allison, sister of Jane Allison, who married Isaac Ross) in the chair, Miss Jean Brown and 
Margaret on horseback. I rode with them to CoUo Creek, saw them safely over, then I rode back 
and found my brother and Drew Harris at Terry's Branch. Now to kill a deer. I saw two and 
shot at one, but no kill. Went to Wade's Mill. Phelps at work there. Then to John Hill's. The 
above women ready to go away. Dined there on plenty, but I begrudged myself to eat their 
provisions, for they have a great charge of children. Dr. Knox came with us to my brother's. 
SATURDAY, Feb. 8, 1800. 

Cloudy, cold morning. Dr. Knox with us. Had a good breakfast, then asked sister her 
child's name. The name was Arthur Allison. Bid good-bye and came away in the rain. Cold. 
Grot to Mr. O'Quinn's. Sarah and her child and Ben came with us. Rain and cold. Got home 
wet. Thomas Simms here. David Simms came after dark. Brown had $9 and Ned had $2 for 
me. David Simms and family with Thomas. 
SUNDAY, Feb. 9, 1800. 

David Simms and family, with Thomas Simms, came. I lent D. Simms 118. Had breakfast 
then Ned sent for us. David Simms and I went to the ferry. Mr. Thomas Simms gone to Pee- 
Dee. There were three men at the ferry did not appear willing to pay for their ferriages, as a 
good many travelers. I got $5 at the ferry. Came home; dined on good dinner— turkey, etc. 
River rising. Brown went to my brother's to let him know, Holland with him. They came late, 
my brother with them. Cold and cloudy. 

MONDAY. Feb. 10. 1800. 

Rose early. My brother here. He and I went over the river, he to his boat, I to Brown's; 
he away, I to Michael Ganter's. Received 16 for the past crossing the river on the east side for 

the year 1799. Went to John Fisher's; got receipts for my Went to borrow a compass to 

survey, but in vain. Went to Clark, and agreed for a barrel to put whiskey in and a barrel of 
flour. Called at Sipel's; bought one-half lb of tea and a canister; paid 8-2. Came home. Mr. 
A. Belton came and left at 3:30. I went to Wm. Watts'. He at home, and a Wm. Miller wants a 
summons for Watts. I was there a-while. Came home and Watts and Richardson came and got 
a pint of whiskey each; no pay. Cold and cloudy. R. R. here all night; about the ferry last year. 

TUESDAY, Feb. 11, also WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 1800. 

Rose early. Cold and cloudy; snow but little. Mr. Abraham Belton and son John came 
and left three notes on William Watts to be collected. Charlie came and says Mr. David Martin 
departed life last night. I and the old lady rode there in the chair and found the news true. 
Mr. J. Bums and son are making the coffin. I assisted, but my big thumb is very sore. A dry 
burial, for there were neither tears nor drink. He lies low in the earth. Came home late. R. R. 
here. I had a bad night, for the tooth-ache and thumb-ache was very bad. David Simms and 
John Hill came, breakfasted, had the wagon yoked and sent to D. Brown's plantation for D. 
Simms' barley. In the afternoon I went to Mr. Thomas Whitaker's, he to send for oats. Carpen- 
ter there, getting hog bristles. He came home with us and got a few bristles, and I rode to the 
ferry with him. Ned gave me two dollars and I came home. Stephen working for Brasey. Mr. 
Whitaker's wagon came by and got in his wagon thirty-five bushels of oats. 1 am very unwell 

indeed. Can't sit up nor lay down in ease. 
THURSDAY, February 13, 1800. 

Mr. John Bums came. Biajor Whitaker and old Mr. O'Quin all here. Mr. O'Qoin says his 
son has come up in the boat. I can't rest Cleaning barley and thrashing it out is a bad bar- 
gain for me. 
FRIDAY, February 14, 1800. 

I am unwell. Rain and cold yesterday, and not much better today. Two hands laying flax 
out to rot. Mr. William Bililler came and took my hand-saw to whet and handle. Mr. O'Quin 
came and dined. I and the old lady rode up with him to D. Simms'. Came home by the ferry. 
Ned gave me four dollars. Cleaned out D. Sinmis' barley, and there is 20 1-2 budiels. John 
O'Quin came. 
SATURDAY, February 15, 1800. 

I was very unwell all night and all the morning. John O'Quin went away eariy. David 
Simms and family came. Brown and Jackey out all night, and killed a coon. The ladies, Sarah, 
and Abigail, went to Camden. D. Simms with theirs are hanging out bacon. I gave Brown six 
dollars to buy cards or otherwise, that may best suit. Sent for ginger cake and a little baker's 
bread. Brown bought cards, and he went back and got one gallon rum of Clark. 
SUNDAY, February 16, 1800. 

I a-bed sick. Simms and family here. They all went to the boat to see John O'Quin. They 
came back later. Sarah and Bryant went to meet John O'Quin, but he did not come. Sarah sorry 

and I not pleased, for a man has not any business with a wife 

MONDAY, February 17, 1800. 

I sick a-bed and sore. Sarah O'Quin went early to the boat and took O'Quin's clothes and 
went away. The old lady and Abigail went to Camden, bought six yards calico at 4-8, and 1-4 
yards muslin. Sent Stephen with the flaxseed to Mr. Broom's mill. Got receipt of Mr. F. Lee. 
Stephen called at Mr. Clark's store, got a barrel of flour and an empty barrel to put whiskey in 
for Mr. Clark. Stephen drew a load of fodder from Simms'. 
TUESDAY, February 18, 1800. 

I never had a worse night in all my life. I think I slept little, but rested none. I neither 
could rest in bed or out of bed. My wife sent Croaker for two yards of calico of Mr. D. 
White at 4-8. Allen Perry called, got pint whiskey, paid 7d. Dr. I. Alexander came, lanced my 

jaw. It ran plenty, and used the I and went home. David Sinmis and I settled and he 

paid me and bought side leather and belt; paid. Now we are even. Green Iklartin here, and 
bought Simms' mare. Sold one belt at 3-8. 
THURSDAY. February 20, 1800. 

Cold, hard, frosty weather; nothing doing, and I fear won't be much better till the weather 
alters. This day David Simms is to move for the western country. I and the old lady rode up in 
the chair. They all seemed to be busy. Came home; plenty of travelers on the road. Had rye 
sown on the west side of the ditch and river. Had the wagon yoked, Stephen driver, and I and 
lady and he went to David Simms!, they loading cart and the wagon. Came home by the ferry. 
Ned up at home. David Simms and idl here, for the last night, I expect Received $7 from 
the ferry. 

FRIDAY, February 21, 1800. 

I sick a-bed till day and after. D. Simms went to Thomas Whitaker's for a I had 

the chair yoked and Pemasus broke it into shatters and came back home. Now D. Sims is getting 
ready to set off for the western territory. I wrote Ely a long letter; tears plenty. Now we all 
set off— David Simms and family, Sarah O'Quin and daughter, I, old lady, Brown and Jackey 
We went to Horsepen Branch, tiien I and the old lady parted with the rest. I heard my daughter 
cry a quarter of a mile, I think. Came home. Holland went to ferry, and Ned sent five dollars. 
Richard Richardson here. Cold weather. David Simms gone to Mississippi. 
SATURDAY, February 22, 1800. 

A cold night indeed, and a hard frost in the morning. The children are still away. Hands 
at very little. Dutch here caulking a boat. The two Misses Lanters want a horse to go to see 
Miss B. B. Martin, and they got one and went. Brown came first, then Jackey and Sarah— all 
well— with D. Simms. They say Brown went to Camden. Got two pounds of twine for Mr. Ad- 
dison; no pay. Got of Mr. Clark a loaf of sugar, seven pounds four ounces; no pay. Got of 
A. Smith and Carpenter six pounds lead; no pay. Ned sent two dollars by Brown. 
SUNDAY, February 23, 1800. 

I a-bed late. Green Martin came early; he went away. I am poorly. A fine day. I and 
the old lady rode in the field and to the ferry, noon, then out D. Brown's, Esq., wagon with hay. 
Ned came and brought four dollars. 

MONDAY, February 24, 1800. 

Rose early. Set three plows to work. Went to the ferry. All well. Mr. Lang's two 
wagons met at the ferry. Making rum. Mr. Abraham Belton here; says I must push William 
Watts to trial on Wednesday next. A fine south wind. I making ready for fishing. Messrs. 
Russell and Jenkins here. 

TUESDAY, February 25, 1800. 

The Messrs. Russell and Jenkins here; they went away. I to see my seine flat. The chain 
is gone. Mr. Thomas Whitaker at the flat with me. Called at the ferry; three carts there. 
Received two dollars; came home. Hanging seine. Brown took a summons to Jameson against 
William Watts. I granted the summons yesterday evening. The boys quit going to school; they 
brought their books home. Two Russell and Jenkins came in the evening. Covered goards late. 

WEDNESDAY, February 26, 1800. 

Rose early. Russell and Jenkins went to Mr. Whitaker's for a plat of this plantation and 
got it. Granted a summons for William Miller against William Watts for a sum under three 
pounds. Mr. Jameson here and took the summons. Got my seine hung. Luke White got one 

gallon whiskey, 4-8. Henry Braswell wanted to sue to a settlement. Jameson called, with 

Jake Killingsworth. He wanted to see oats. Jameson says William Watts is in custody of the 
sheriff. I sent Mr. Belton word. He came, got a sheriff's warrant and 11 pounds. Davis carried 
it on two horses, I heard them say. Mr. Belton left the horses in my care, one a gray, one a bay. 
Major Whitaker and family here. Mrs. Mary Whitaker and son, John Whitaker, all dead. Messrs. 
Russell and Jenkins here. Dr. Knox came late. Ned brought $3 from the ferry. 
THURSDAY, February 27, 1800. 

Rose after light. Dr. Knox paid me $15 for a Reffield gun I sold him a year ago. I paid 

Mr. $60, $15 in part of last year's land rent. He receipted on the back of the obligation. He^ 

and Jenkins went for home. Dr. Knox and Brown went to Camden. Brown bought of Mrs. White 
a gown pattern or six yards calico at 4^ per yard. Russell directed me to tell Mr. Samuel Mathis 
to proceed against Major Whitaker and take a receipt for whatever cash I paid him, but wished 
Mr. Mathis to wait, or that I would pay him out of next year's rent. Sarah received a letter from 
John 0*Quin, and she and Mrs. Fortenberry went to Major Whitaker's again. 
FRroAY, February 28, 1800. 

Rose early. Dr. Knox came late last night pretty happy, for I don't think I ever saw him so 
fiTOggy* I pity him. I gave him a receipt for $14 he gave me to give Dr. J. Alexander, and an 
order on William Watts for $2, and an order on David Jameson for a proved account on Samuef 

Duke for , and if I get the two accounts I am to pay Dr. Alexander for Dr. Knox four 

pounds. I had the wagon yoked and drew forage for the cattle. Dr. Knox biH good-bye. The 
river down at Isaac Ross' place. Very cold, sleet, and snow and rain. L Ross, S. Martin and R» 
Richardson all went to fish, but had no seine. Got the flat in the river, Bill and Stephen bringing 
it up to the landing. Brown and I came home cold indeed. Now ends the month of Febru- 
ary, 1800. 
SATURDAY, March 1, 1800. 

Rose early. Let George Watts have one quart of whiskey and gave him six shillings for six 
pounds of deer skins. He went to Camden, I went to William Watts'. I shot a crow there. 
Watts said he would pay Dr. Knox's account if he said it was that sum before Mr. Aaron Taylor^ 

I went to Dan's shop. Beach was there. Says some has tried to defame his character, and 

says he has as good a character as any man whatever. Says he bought twenty head of good 
horses when he left the State of Kentucky. I came home. Saw three deer. Ned came and 
brought $6. River rising, he says. Good weather. 
SUNDAY, March 2, 1800. 

Fine, warm morning. A wild goose set with our geese. I and the old lady rode to the 
ferry. Brasey there. I and the old lady came home. I went back to the ferry. Nixon there. 
Says William Owens died last night; says if D. Brown, Esq., don't pay, he will, for the use of the 
ferry. A man there says the Spradlings owe $72 of him. I bought one pair of stockings at a 
dollar. I did not want to buy the stockings. Came home. I am tending the ferry; Ned gone 
after a flat Dined on plenty and good. Put the rye in the bam. 


MONDAY, March 3, 1800. 

Rose early. Rainy. Jackey went to Mr. John Bom's for a plow. He took the cart 
and brought it. Brown, Jude and Bill plowing. Stephen and Charley thrashing com and draw- 
ing wood for the stills. Brown made two plow bridles. Ishemeal and Bryant went to mill; got 
meal. Ned brought $4 from the ferry. 

TUESDAY, Man* 4, 1800. 

Drawing light wood and wood. Two plows at work. Bill cutting wood. Mr. Willie M. 
Long came and I paid him 140, L. 9.6. He said he would give an agreement credit for tiiat sum, 
and I sent with him for 100 pounds thin bar iron. Now for my brotiier's. Sarah and children, 
with Meriam Laseter with ours, called at Jameson's, got out against S. Duke's for 28 of Dr. Knox'. 
Met Sarah O'Quin and overtook Mariam Laseter. Went to D. HoUaday's. He won't take the 
cattle, but offered to throw up for tiiem. Had a chat with Hill, came home and I went to my 
brother's. They all a-bed. Had supper. He came from Charleston today to bed. 

SATURDAY, March 8, 1800. 

I never saw such a day, for the ground is covered with sleet and the trees and fences all 
hung with icicles. All idle. William Wilson came on Dan's horse. Got two shad for himself and 
four for Dan Williams; no pay. Dr. I. Alexander sent order by Mr. Bracey's negro Stephen, and 
got eight shads at 7d; no pay. Mr. Solomon Roberts brought Brown a saddle and got ona quart 
of whiskey for 1-2 and borrowed a bottle and got four shads and borrowed a wallet, the shad at 
7d each. I heard the cannon firing in Camden^general muster. 

SATURDAY, March 15, 1800. 

Rose early. Now for fishing. T. H. Davis, three negroes, Jackey and I catched six and a 
good trout. Dr. I. A. came, got four soft shad, paid 2-4. Ned gave me $3. Now for to kill a 
deer. T. H. Davis, Brown, Jackey and myself. I saw fifteen or sixteen deer. Killed a fine doe. 
Brown one, Holland two. Came home late. Mr. George Watts got one gallon whiskey. He 
drank a pint here. 

SATURDAY, March 29, 1800. 

Rained hard this night past. Rose; took five hands to fish. Made two hauls; did not 

catch one. Ned gave me 12 and I and all came home. West wind. Now for planting com and 

<cotton, with four hands. Stephen threshing rye and Bill helping him. Rain and rainbow. 

. Brown, Holland and I to kill a deer. I saw two. Brown saw six, Holland saw none, as they say. 

I called by Mrs. Whitaker's. 

SUNDAY, March 30, 1800. 

I a-bed late. Rainy night and wet morning. Jacky came from Mr. HoUiday's; says the 
cattle are all up but two yearlings. Holland and Brown went to Daniel Williams' for a hound, 
but she was over the creek. River rising. Old Berry came in the evening; says a great many 
things, and lies, I expect. Ned gave me one dollar. 

TUESDAY, April 1, 1800. 

Did not rise early. My brother, sister and three children here. My brother to Camden 
before breakfast; Brown to Mr. Crimm's, for him to meet at Camden tomorrow to bargain. Two 
plows at work. Making fence for pasture. I and my brother went to Esq. Whitaker's. saw his 
Bell Grade stud. Then to Major Whitaker's. Tead with his wife, brother and wife Came home 
.after dark. I am in poor hope of getting money of Rutledge. 
SUNDAY, April 6, 1800. 

Rose early; had breakfast. Sarah, Bryant, Ben and the old lady went to see John O'Quin. 
I took a nap. Mrs. Doty came; wants a cow and calf. She went away. I went to the ferry. 
Berry whipped Whitaker's black. Wadkins and Bathney there. Mrs. Perkins and Mrs. Brown 
^came over in a chair, and S. Kershaw with them. The old lady and Sarah came back. Ate 
dinner. Sarah, Ben and Bryant went down to Mr. O'Quin's place. 
SATURDAY, April 12, 1800. 

Rose after day. Richard Richardson here. Made T. Whitaker title for his land, he says. 
I wrote Ely, D. Sims and S. Ross. R. Richardson paid what he owed me and bought a shirt of 
S. C. O'Quin. Paid 11 1-2, and Sarah gave me the money and a $20 bill of R. Richardson, and 
David Jameson came, and it rained. They dined, bid good-bye and went. Daniel Harkins came 
and got summons for William Watt's undertwo. Jameson showed me a summons for trial next 
Friday for four or five. Rain. John O'Quin came, and Brown and he went to kill a deer, but is 

vain. Sent Bill with the cart for the seine ta the feny, and lie brought it and Ned sent 12 by 
Bill. Richard Richardson set off for the Mississippi today. Has 1606 with him. 

SUNDAY, April 13, 1800. 

This is Easter Sunday. Is a cold, blasty southwest wind. Sarah and daughter, Ben, Joney 
and George all set off for home. I and the old lady went up to my old Avenue, bid good-bye and 
came home. Saw Mr. Colemi^n and T. Dinkins going to Columbia. Brown, Jackey and Holland 
gone to Mr. Cook's. He is going to Mississippi. Old Berry came and dined. The boys came 
and got old Richardson's gun. Ned came and brought $4 from the ferry. Cold southwest wind 
and rainbow. 

MONDAY, April 21, 1800. 

I arose early and went to Thomas Whitaker, Esq. He in the field. I then went to Camden, 
bought one red, blue and white Bafalone handkerchief, paid 7c. Got of Fisher 40c. Agreed to 
give B. Perkins $10 to go to Columbia out of Daniel Brown's money. Came over the river with 
Champeson, Dickens, Brevar4> Black and Mr. Lang. I went again to Mr. K. W. and got a dollar 
to get B. Didgeon's plat for land secured before 1770, and got $25 and 12 pounds in three bills. 
Came away. Gave a receipt to Mr. T. Whitaker. Ned gave me $6 and I sent him 3.6. Now 
getting ready for Columbia. I and the old lady rode to the ferry. Met the post rider, and I 
went to D. HoUiday's. It rained, and I tarried there. 

TUESDAY, April 22, 1800. 

Now early. I am at Holliday's and set off for Columbia and got to L. Dinkins'; all at 
breakfast. Went in the office; got account of plats for Mr. Thomas Whitaker of Ben Pideon— 
100 acres. Paid 5. Gave me account of what was to be registered by him from Hamison. Got 
Charles Goodman to plead to my case, and I gave him three pounds, and I gave the beloved Ben 
Perkins, Esq., two pounds, and I had better have thrown it in the river. Bought a paper; paid 
7 pence. Got the account of what was to be entered in the office. Dined, aiid got one pint 
brandy at 1-2 and punch 3-6. 
WEDNESDAY, April 23, 1800. 

Rose early. At Columbia. They drank wine plenty last night, and now drinking. Sling 
Goodwin advised me to sell Rutledge negroes and so did Perkins; but my advice to all friends, 
and particular to my children, is to have little to do with liars, as they are all for getting money 
at any rate whatever. Called at J. Smith's; drank cold water. CaUed at D. Holliday's; drank 
ditto. Got home. Mrs. Mary Whitaker there. I have given her the plat. She gave me three 
pence in full. Planting com. Two Martin boys called. Ned came; gave me $2 from the ferry. 
THURSDAY, April 24, 1800. 

I a-bed till late. Hands planting com. I wrote Sinuns at Peedee and went to the ferry. 
Left the letter with Ned and he gave me $2, and I came home. The bees have swarmed and the 
old lady gave them to Brown. Jameson came and got two quarts of whisky, and says if D. Bums 
brings a dollar here on Saturday next to pay myself out d the dollar for the whiskey. Clear 
SUNDAY, April 27, 1800. 

Now for a day's rest The old lady has gone a piece with my grandson, Brovm, as he has 
gone home. I walked to tiie ferry. John Bums came over the river and Messrs. D. Brown and 
C. Polk came in a chair. Had a little chat, then went to Camden. D. Bums walked on to West- 
erkania house; chatted. He went for home. I came home, dined, and then I and the old lady 
walked in the field, saw the wheat, rye and oats. Want rain. Brown and Holland Davis went 
up to my old place. They say they saw eight or ten deer. Major Whitaker and lady came, as 
little Willie was stung by ants, and he was so ill did not know what to do, but is better; and so 
ended the day. Rain in the evening. 
MONDAY, April 28, 1800. 

Rose early. Plowed up the lot and had it sowed with hemp. Had a fine rain last night, 
cool for the season. I went to Camden. Was at D. Brown's; then he and I to Fisher's. Had 
cherry bounce. Then to Mr. Champeson's. There was an order of four judges at Columbia. 
Brown swears he be d — if ever my judgment will be shaken, and tells Mr. Bynehan to hold the 
negroes until full and ample security be given or sell them on Monday next. I called at Mr. P — 
and paid L. 10.10.0 on Mr. Brisban's account. Came home. Ned gave me $2. 
WEDNESDAY, April 30, 1800. 

Rose early. Cloudy. Planting highland com. This is my son Brown's birthday, and tttm 

18th year of his age. Now for a good dinner. Had plenty. Bees swarming, and gave them to 
John I. W. Ross. Fine south breezes. This is the last day of April, 1800. 
SATURDAY, May 10, 1800. 

The coldest morning I ever saw so late in May, for I had a good tire made. Cold north- 
west wind, with heavy black clouds. I am for Camden. Went to Daniel Brown's, Esq.; he at 
breakfast. Then to Benj. Carter's for three pair shoes. He owes for unloading three boat-loads 
of tan bark at my landing. He told me to go to the house and ask any of the negroes for the 
shoes, but the shoes for Ned were too little and good for nothing. Mr. John Chestnut, I am told, 
has set off northward to spend the sickly season. I to Daniel Brown's again, then I went with 
him to Clark's office; was there a good while. Carpenter came and went with him. Bought one 
pound of tea, paid 14. Bought twelve yards of Orzenburg at 1; no pay. Got a five-dollar bill 
and gave $4.50 to Messrs. Smith and Carpenter. Went to D. Brown's again, had cherry bounce 
and came to the ferry. Ned gave me 11.50. Came home. This is Thomas Holland Davis' birth- 
day. Had a good dinner— roast shoat, pie, etc. Conrad Keller came; got one gallon whiskey. 
Paid Mr. James Berry's account for his making Brown's bootlegs smaller. Mare Fannie is about 
to die. Sent by Martin to Mr. D. Brown a quarter of pork, lettuce and three shads. Sarah 
O'Quin and children came; all well. Received a letter from Elizabeth at Peedee» 
THURSDAY, May 15, 1800. 

Rose early. Stephen took the sheep to D. Brown's, and bought four leather collars. I 
sent leather to North Carolina with David Roundsavall last winter. I and Brown a-cow hunting. 
Came home. Mr. Samuel Kelly here. Captain John Kershaw came and I gave him $14.00, he to 
give credit on agreement between his sister, Mrs. Rebecca Brown, about the ferry. Had a little 
whiskey. George Harbeson came, to know if his judgment was good on any property the 
defendant owned at the time obtained. I said yes. Kelly had breakfast and dinner with us. 
Warm weather. Major Whitaker and family came and took tea. 
WEDNESDAY, May 21, 1800. 

Rose early. Wrote Mr. Cudworth and J. I. Pringle, Esq. Gave Brown directions and 
wrote Mr. D. Brown a line. Gave Brown 130 to be handed Mr. Pringle as a fee to give his opinion 
on the case pending between me and Evert Rutledge, he to be back on Sunday next if nothing 
happens. I and the old lady walked down to the small grain, soon ready to harvest. Mr. John 
Bums came. Wants paper money. I had none of paper money and very little of any whatever. 
Brown, my son, set off for Charleston. I wish I had never begun this law at all. Perkins was 
the cause of it from first to last, and he wants a case and fees. I had better never have seen him. 
FRIDAY, May 23, 1800 

I rose early. William Martin came, got 2 1-2 bushels of com for Mr, J. Burns. Stephen 
went to John Burns' to work today and tomorrow. I think of my son, Isaac Arthur Brown Ross, 
often, and wish I had him at home; the law might go to Guinea. I and the old lady went a-cow 
hunting. I shot a fine buck and the dog catched him, all bloody. I and lady went to see if we 
could find him; no. Called by the ferry; 12 cash. Came home. Bryant and Ben came. 
SUNDAY, May 25, 1800. 

Did not rest well, for I thought of Brown many times. I at home all day. Ikey and Hol- 
land went to my old sand hill place and came home and dined, and then they went to meet 
Brown. I and the old lady walked in the field, came home and Mr. Samuel Rutledge came, and 
a little after dark Brown, Ikey and Holland came, and he brought me a letter from Mr. D, Brown 
he had of Mr. J. R. Pringle, in Charleston. Ned sent me $1.50 from the ferry. 
SATURDAY, June 7, 1800. 

I went to Dan's shop, but settled with Mr. Geo. Watts first. He was here all night. I gave 
him 15.2, and he gave me a receipt. I paid Bryant and Ben's schooling. I went to the shop; 
worked hard at the chair. Abram Beach worked a little. Burns did not come in, as he promised. 
Quit about 1 o'clock, and Dan came home with me. I and the boys went a-driving. I saw three 
deer and killed one. Came home. My brother had been here, and his daughter, Jane Brown 
and Margaret Allison were here. Dined on plenty. Sent Croker yesterday to Camden, and got 
of D. Brown, Esq., fifteen pounds of coffee and thirty-nine pounds of sugar, and of Dr. Isaac 
Alexander I got forty-five pounds of flour. Dan Williams called late and dined and got one bottle 
of whiskey. He don't like Bums to get quite all his notes I have. Very warm weather. 
WEDNESDAY, June 18, 1800. 

Rose early. Sent Croker to Camden with 1-4 mutton to be exchanged for beef. This is my 
harvest day, if any. Appears for a rain. Croker got no beef and Dr. Isaac Alexander got the 


1-2 mutton. Robert Kelly, Major Grrant, D. Martin, D. Williams and Mr. A. Belton's two sons 
all came to reap, but rain in the morning and rain in the afternoon came. Major Whitaker and 
family came and dined on plenty. Major Whitaker says he saw Dick Berry yesterday, and he 
said he saw Ely, Knox and others at French Broad river when going with the Moores. 

SUNDAY, June 22, 1800. 

Dan rose early, and went away before we all were up. I wrote my daughter Sarah a long 
letter, and wish her to come and see us. Miss Mariam Lassiter is now off for home; I expect she 
is getting ready. She is to carry the letter to Sally and the two grandsons to come up directly. 
I and the old lady rode a piece in the chair with her. The old lady got sick and we came home. 
Two sons, Holland and John Belton, all to the old sand hill. A very hard |[ust of wind, rain and 
thunder. Mr. Richard Kirkland came with a letter to S. C. O'Quin, from Daughter Simms, I 
expect, and says he was with Ely all night and half a day. They are idl well. Am sorry they did 
not write me. 

SUNDAY, June 29, 1800. 

Had breakfast, then the three boys went with Sarah O'Quin to Mr. Daniel O'Quin's. They 
dined there. They say old Berry was here all day and went away. My brother's Tobey came with 
a packet of letters, two for S. C. O'Quin, one for A. H. Davis, one for Brown, one for John I. 
Ross, three for me, one from Ely, one from Simms and one from my brother. 

MONDAY, October 27, 1800. 

Rose early. Fixed the outside gate and Brasey's tents. Stephen drawing rails to fence in 
my own ground to sow rye. Martin's boys came late to deliver me com. Mr. Thomas Whitaker 
came and borrowed $100. Amy Grant here. Mr. Whitaker returned the $100. He did not get 
his bargain. Wm. Martin delivered thirty-five barrels, each lacking nine pints of two bushels. 
Ned came with a letter from Mathew Hairis and $3 from the ferry. 

FRIDAY, October 31, 1800. 

I had a bad night's rest. Rain in the night. Ray is making a board fence. Martin's boys 
came. Want me to take the wet com, that has paid higher since last week. I believe I said, if 
they had no other com I would take it, as there was plenty in the fields besides. I would not 
take it. They said Green was going away with the wagon on Saturday. I said they had better 
fulfill our bargain before they engaged another, but that to be neighborly I will hire them my 
wagon to draw the corn. But he went away. Very cloudy weather. Stephen and Bill sitting a 
tan kiln. I went to Camden to Mr. Daniel Brown's Stark's and Rembert's. Brown told me to 
come over next week and then perhaps he could tell me something better. I went to Carpenter's 
store, bought half a pound of tea and two pounds of coffee, and paid. Got three pair women's 
shoes; no pay. Got two papers. Called at Messrs. McRae & Canty's store, chatted a-while, then 
to Belton's store. Bought one bottle of British oil, five pounds sugar; paid. Went to Mr. Cipel's 
store; bought 8 1-2 yards duckcloth at 7d 1-2 for all; 3 1-2 for tacks; paid. Bought 20 yards Ozem- 
burg; no pay. Came to the ferry, received $2, and then home. 

WEDNESDAY, November 5, 1800. 

In the night late past Major Whitaker's Argile came for Bateman's Drops and got them. 
Jones here by light Jacob came with a message that Tildy was dying. I and the old lady walked 
up to the Major. Thomas Whitaker, Esq., there and put blisters on tiie child. I came home. 
Jones got a quart of whisky. I, Jones, Brown and Ikey a-cattle hunting; found Jones' cattle 
near Albert's. Went to Widow Turner's; bought her heifer, $4.50, Jones' $3.50. Drove them 
home. Late saw a deer. Mrs. Dotey sent me $3.50, Ned $4. 

THURSDAY, November 13, 1800. 

John Belton, two boys and I went early to Mr. Samuel Kelley's, then we all in the swamp, 
John Belton killed a doe, I killed a turkey. Brown two turkeys and Kelley one. Found the cow, 
drove her home, and I paid Samuel Kelley $13 for the cow. Dined on beef and pork. Paid or 
lent Samuel Russell $15, John O'Quin and family went home. I went to the ferry. Ned paid 
me $5; the best day for many. 

WEDNESDAY, December 3, l^X). 

I heard a great noise at the ferry in the night. I and the old lady rode in the chair to Thos. 
Whitaker's child sick. Came home. Louis Grant and wife came; Gideon Lowry, James Grant, 
Arnold Grimes, Bineer Jones and Mrs. Dunbar. They made up, Grant to pay his cost and Ben. 
Majors his cost. All went away. Jennie Grant mad. Old Mr. Harbeson here. Mrs. Turner 

bought a total of $7.50, half cash, a bedstead 4.8, wool at 7c; to bringr in chickens, ducks and 
geese. Vinein Jones here, and I gave him two quarts brandy. 
THURSDAY, December 25, 1800. 

Now at my brother's. Five or six Mathas came last night. They were groggy, and sho^ 
several shots. Drue and Gum Harris came, and we went a-bear hunting. I shot a turkey. Brown 
killed a buck. Had a hard hunt in the cane. Drue Harris dined and we all went fox hunting 
and to Widow Jacobs'. There were about twenty mulattos dancing, and all very lively. Then 
my brother. Brown, John and I all for a fox. Had a long hunt, killed one opossum and got back 
by 3 o'clock. 
WEDNESDAY, May 20, 1801. 

Rose early. Hayes here yet. He is to have thirty or forty sheep next Monday. He break- 
fasted and went away. Mr. John Kershav^ came. Brown, I and George Crimm went to near 
Dan's shop and began a survey on a pine corner for me and run to a black gum station mark 
and a chain cross Twenty-five Mile Creek to a pine station and then to a holly station, etc. Came 
back to pine comer and then ran to Twenty-five Mile Creek to an oak station, then across to 
willow station one chain, then home. Dined on plenty. John Kershaw, Esq., went home. Ned 
gave mn $4 from the ferry. 
THURSDAY, May 21, 1801. 

I hear the sound of cannons, which was abolished from our land. Cold weather. I hope 
it won't be injurious to the crop of wheat. This is general muster day, I hear, but no captpin, as 
my son was never warned nor I. Am of opinion there is not a man warned in this company. I 
went to Dan's shop; no man there. Put the chair wheels on the drag and brought them home 
and had them well painted with pitch. Joah Lawrence here for a cow, but got none. Dry 


TUESDAY, June 16, 1801. 

Rose early. Now for moving. Loaded the wagon and was on the seat when old Tommy 
mare fell against me and had almost killed me. The old lady and the wagon and three hands to 
Green Springs. John went for doctor. I knew nothing of his coming till in the house. Dr, 
Debour bled me a-bed. Rain plenty somewhere. No ploughing today. 
WEDNESDAY, June 17, 1801. 

They rose early. Brown got $1.50 of Dennis Burns; says he will pay the balance tomorrow. 
I rode in tiie chair, but it hurt me much. Brown brought from the ferry $6. Now at Green Spring 
place. Can't get up or down without help. 
THURSDAY, June 18, 1801. 

Moving to Green Springs. Now at Green Springs. I was worse last night than ever. The 
old lady went to the plantation early; had a load of pots, etc., brought up. O'Quin's George 
came with a letter to Sarah and for peas. Brown vrei^t to the plantation and gave O'Quin's George 
about three pecks of peas, and then he went to Camden for cash of Dennis Burns, but got none 
He brought an ounce of camphor; came home late. 
FRIDAY, June 19, 1801. 

The old lady and Brown set off, I asleep, to the plantation for geese, and Slephen to bring 
a load of plank and sundries. They came with the geese and the wagon. Fixing a chair shade 
and gate. John a-ploughing, three hands hoeing cotton. John O'Quin came and brought his 
grandmother and granny. John Bums called; says my wagon body is done. I am now sending 
Stephen in a wagon for it to take it to Dan's shop. Rain. Stephen came from taking my little 
wagon from Brown's shop and has singletrees, and Stephen took <he wagon home. 
SATURDAY, June 20, 1801. 

I had a bad night, and am but poorly today. Jude went to mill, got a bag of com at Mr. 
Carpenter's. I expect John, Brown and Johnny O'Quin have all gone a-hunting, and they expect 
to meet John Belton. They had a long hunt, but came with a fine, large buck. John Isaac Ross 
killed him, and Mr. John Belton says he shot a large rattlesnake. They all dined. John Belten 
took a hindquarter and went home. Dan Williams got a piece of venison. 
TUESDAY, June 23, 1801. 

I did not rise today, for I can't sleep with my broken ribs. Brown took two shovel plows 
to the shop to be sharpened and get them done before breakfast. Two boys gone to plowing. 
The old lady rode in the chair with little Abigail to the plantation. Dan Williams called. Wants 


me to give him com of Carpenter. I said no. He went away. Jean Arnold brought some spun 
cotton and wants 1 1-2 pounds of cotton to spin. I could not tell her and she went home. The 
old lady came from the plantation. A little rain. Major Whitaker and family came to see us. 
Gave his children some raisins. Brown to Camden and bought one gallon of rum from Clark; paid 
12 for it. Hot and dry. 

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 1801. 

I did not sleep for my broken rib; awake all night, and is bad today. Stephen fixing a 
shad for the cook at the door of the smoke-house and fixing a shade for the chair. Appearance 
of rain, but none. Jean Arnold, Harbeson came; had one-half a pound of picked cotton. Sent 
her and Daniel for ploughs to plantation. Came up with ploughs before dark. Bill sick. 

SATURDAY, June 27, 1801. 

Boys rose early and set off to meet John O'Quin and to kill a deer. Bryant eame soon with 
a yearling doe that he says his uncle Brown killed near Gum Swamp. Had the chair yoked, I 
and the old lady and little Abby in the chair. Daniel driving geese to plantation. I turned and 
came back. Andrew Sdradling brought me a newspaper from Camden. I received a line from 
Rudolph and Murray, an order from Jonas Arme for $18 and credit by Ma. White for $7.50. The 
latter I know nothing about, the former due the last of August. A man by the name of William 

Congers left a note for Mr. James Stewart, 18 3-4 dollars, to be used for . Charley gone 

with two plows for shop. Warm, dry weather. I granted a sununons for Congers against James 
Stewart. John O'Quin, Brown and Jackey came with two more deer, one the fattest deer I ever 
saw for the season. Had venison a-plenty. Sent Major Whitaker some venison and plenty for 
the negroes at the plantation. Sarah sick. I wrote Ely, Simms and my brother two letters and 
sent Daniel to the post-office. 

FRroAY, August 14, 1801. 

Brown, poor fellow, came home at nearly day. Says Emerson's flat is on the hard ground, 
and getting there he lost one finger and had two more ruined, and a negro served as bad. Rose 
early, although I was very weary. ' Set off for the river. Old Mr. Lott and many others, with 
nine wagons^ JjlJ^i^e for the flat. I put nine spikes in three planks of the flat that was off at 
one end |||pil't^e twiddle. Gave a dollar for a man to go to Camden for whiskey, but he never 
came back with the whiskey. They all wanted to cross the ferry free. I told Ned to let three 
wagons pass for 3.6, but I said afterwards that they didn't come with the whiskey I would not 
pay them only 2.4 each. Ned gave me $8.50. Boys and I hunted home. Brown sick and I tired. 
Got breakfast about 2 o'clock. Brown could not eat in the night. A. Sanpher came for fire and 
water. Said a man in the wagon was very ill. Gave four Hooper's pills. He got better and 
called late. His brother said he was near dead. 
MONDAY, August 24, and TUESDAY, August 25, 1801. 

Rose after sunrise. Mr. Samuel Perry came. Says he saw my steer some time ago. We 
had a very long hunt. Found the steer on the head of Bridge Creek. He ran away with my 
mare. We went to Spring's and dined on plenty. Went home, and I was very near worn out 
But we are to go in the morning, by light. Fixing my tent, and the full moon and the weather 
fine. Rose very early; breakfasted by light. A big man named Brown borrowed my inkstand to 
number the people. I and Perry went a-steer hunting. I saw a fine big buck and a small deer. 
Had a long hunt. Found the steer. I shot at him and bloodeH him. Followed him about a mile, 
he running at Rice Creek. Lost him. We went to Mrs. Daugherty's, got Jack and dog, and had 
a long hunt, but no steer. Went to camp. Stephen came with two horses for I and the old lady, 
as Cousin Enoch Morgan and wife and three children are to ride. We left Stephen and Hayes to 
keep camp. I, the old lady and Daniel for home. Left word with Stephen for Mr. Perry to get 
the steer and pay himself out of the cash. Major Benson came today with many others. We got 
home at dark. 
TUESDAY, August 27, 1801, 

We all rose early and had a dram of good rum. Old G. Lott called at the gate. Wanted to 
sell wheat, but I had bought. We all set off for to kOl a deer, but none to be seen. Ned sent $2 
from the ferry. I and old lady, Mrs. John Morgan, daughter and son all rode in chair, I behind 
on chair. The old lady mad. All went to Major Whitaker's. I walked to plantation, had the 
cattle turned out. Saw two steers I had of John Bums. Crop and under sloap dark brindle, one 
heifer, and one white heifer, crop and slit in each ear and a heart in face. Walked back to Major 
Whitaker's, dined on a good dinner, and we all came away. The Major sent a quarter of pork. 

Came home. John went to Camden with Enoch Morgan and son Ross. John bought one gallon • 
rum, paid 12. Bought one and a half yards girth webb, paid. Bought one pound of 20 nails at 
Carpenter's, no pay. John left a tea kettle at Mr. Langley's and brought an iron kettle, $3.00 in 
all. Brown brought $1.60 more from the ferry. 

FRIDAY, August 28, 1801. 

This morning the old lady rose b«f ore day and got breakfast. Cousin Enoch Morgan and 
all bid good-bye and left for home. Boys went to the ferry with them and brought $1 from the 
ferry. I and the old lady for the Springs; got there before night. The boys killed a fox. I hear 
my brother and all came from the Warm Springs, all glad and all well. We all supped together 
on plenty. Sent Stephen and Daniel home for provisions for my horse and to come back to- 

SATURDAY, August 29. 1891. 

Rose before day. Went to my brother's. They set off for home. I took the numbers, and 
there were 123 whites and blacks. Duke came with beef, and I got 2.4. Mr. Jesse Perry came, 
and I paid him 7 for copper-ware. Mrs. Lassiter and Woodward breakfasted and Mrs. Woodward 
dined with us. Mr. Charles Meeks brought six head of collards. Daniel came from home; all 
well. Brought food for horses. I bathed, and am sure it is good. 

TUESDAY, September 1, 1801. 

I am not well, and a-bed till late. Colonel Hutchison came and went for home. I am 
resting all day. Many coming and going to and from the springs. Mrs. Braswell came. I bought 
four lbs cheese, paid 1.2. Solomon Niper came and brought me 100 pounds of flour. I paid him 
$6.50, and 1.9 for bran. I bathed twice today. 

WEDNESDAY, September 2, 1801. 

Rose early. Colonel Hutchison and Major Watts came and drank plenty. My two sons. 
Brown and John, came and we went driving. I saw a faun. Anton Perry and son John all had 
a shot at a deer. They say no meat to be had. Jesse Perry says the beef was 75 pounds. The 
boy went off for home. I had a little look for deer, but saw none. I gave Mrs. Jones a dollar 
^for four little cheeses. A hard thunder, wind and rain. Jack Perry's son came with a tub and 
three pounds of powder to pay for beef. ^ 

THURSDAY, September 3, 1801. 

I arose by light. Had a look for deer, but saw none. The Colonel took the census of the 
people. Says 87 is all that are here. Now for Norris's. Saw deers going to camp. I told Norris 
I wanted him to go with me to Esquire Jones', but he is to pay today or tomorrow. I hunted to 
camp, but saw no deer. Samuel Dukes brought a buck to camp; sold it soon. I got 1.9 worth. 

FRIDAY, September 4, 1801. 

I was sick all night and am poorly. Jesse Perry came with the butter, and I paid him for 
a tub. He had a sick child with him. I a-bed nearly all day. Norris and wife came to camp. He 
paid me $16, in full. He owed it a long time. Goodman Hughes and five daughters in camp. A 
round-about today. The Kelleys here. I bathed today. Late came my son John and Isaac 
Conger— came, supped and went home. 

SATURDAY, September 5, 1801. 

Now we are for home today, as my brother, John Conger, is at our house. Stephen came. 
I went, and Mr. High paid 3.6 and a feed of com for my horse. Now breakiiig up my house and 
loading my wagon. Set off for home. Called by Andrew Spradlings'. Got watermelons and 
brought four home. Got there before dark. Brother John and sons there and all well. Good* 
bye to the springs this year. 

SUNDAY, September % 1801. 

We are all silent till breakfast. Had a hot dram. Brother John gave me an account of his 
land being under execution. Had watermelons plenty, and I find they hurt me. I find there 
was $4 received from the ferry since I went to the springs. A very warm day indeed. Now 
for rest. * 

THURSDAY, September 10, 1801. 

Now at home resting till after breakfast, then we got ready and all walked to the planta- 
tion—my Brother Conger and son, Isaac Conger, Brown, John and myself. Got horses and went 
driving. Brown saw two bucks rise and run. Brother Conger shot, but no venison. Had a 
long hunt. John shot at a turkey, but no meat yet, and so home. Big Jude took horses to the 

plantation. I wrote letters to my friends in the North and Northwest till late, then there was 
singing done by I. C, S. C. O'Q. and others. 

FRIDAY, September 11, 1801. 

Rose early. Signed a title to 177 acres in South Carolina to John Conger, only warranting 
it from me and my heirs. Bought a grey horse of John Conger for $60; paid $45 down. Brown 
with his uncle to Major Whitaker and borrowed $15 more, and I gave them to him at the ferry. 

I gave a due bill for $15, to be paid in days. John and Brown went to Camden, or set off 

to go there. I and the old lady went with them to the ferry, and called by the plantation for 
Daniel, as he has been away three days. Ned gave $5 from the ferry. Brown gave his Cousin 
Conger a eoat in Carpenter's store. John bought a little history, 1.2— no pay. Had a watermelon 
from the plantation. Major Whitaker and lady here. 


WEDNESDAY, October 1, 1800. 

At home. Sue had a daughter born, I find when I came home. Now at D. Simms' and E. 
K. Ross'. Settled up all accounts, and it cost me $12 coming. Ely and mine, etc. 

THURSDAY, October 2, 1800. 

I am now a-resting at Simms*. Dr. Knox and I chatted. D. Simms went to the mill; no 
meal. I am poorly, so far from home. 

FRIDAY, October 3, 1800. 

I slept with Dr. Knox. We had a great deal of chat Didn't rise early, being sick. Had 
breakfast. All of us went to John Hill's to dine. I had a good dinner. I talked to Mrs. Hill till 
she was almost willing to go down the river French Broad. She will give her answer tomorrow. 
Bought eight pounds bar iron at Newport. Came back to the children's. 

SATURDAY, October 4, 1800. 

Now for getting my horses and to drive with Dr. Knox. Thf» boys and tiie horses to the 
smith's shop; no smith at work. Dined on a good dinner. Rain. I wanted Mrs. Sarah Hill to 
give a final answer. She said she would see me tomorrow. Dr. Knox wrote to his father. We 
called at Major Fines* store house. Got apples and brandy. Mrs. Killingsworth with me. 

MONDAY, October 6, 1800. 

Rose eariy. Frost plenty. D. Simms divided band leather with Colonel Gray's brother-in- 
law. Ely and Brown took the horses to Mr. Forrey, a blacksmith, and got them shod, all but 
Clovis. I walked to Newport; bought six yards of flannel for my grand-children. Paid 7d for 
Jackey's Jew's harp at Herald's store. Gave $2 for shoeing horses. Now I am out $20 since I 
left home. We are asked to a husking bee. Snow in the mountains. I hear the boys say they 
saw it. 
TUESDAY, October 7, 1800. 

We all rose early. I breakfasted with Samuel Ross. The boys ran too free. Mr. Jonathan 
Fine here; brought a cutter of brandy. D. Simms is making shoes for my old lady. I say they 
are too small. Boys gone for a beef; brought and killed it. Blunt Gray came to get shoes made. 
Dr. Knox and John HiU's family came. Dined on a very good dinner. Went to the bowling ball 
alley. Bid good-bye. 
WEDNESDAY, October 8, 1800. 

I gave my grandson, A. B. Ross Simms, a dollar to buy him a sow, gave Abigail a dollar to 
pay for the whiskey, and gave Mary Abigail a dollar. Now for Camden. All came to Dr. Knox's. 
Ely and Brown went to get a shoe on Clevis at Mr. Forbey's. We parted with wet eyes. Gave 
Brown $3 to buy a dog. Ikey and I came on to Colonel Croox's. Fed; paid lid Ely and Brown 
came with the dog Stormer;- gave $6. They say a man by the name of Hendricks and Garrett, 
one with only one foot, came on over the Point Rocks mountains. It exceeds everything for bad- 
nets. Oh, how I pity my daughter Betsy passing over it— came though the shut-in up to Nel- 
son's. He is a hoggish kind of a xpan. Bad lodging. 

THURSDAY, October 9, 1800. 

Rose early. Paid $2 for express. Ely with us up to Long Ferry. I drank at the Warm 
Springs. Paid ferriage, 1.9. Bid Ely good-bye with wet eyes. Now on to Bamell's station. Paid 
for feed 10 1-2. Sol. Berry and Killingsworth with us. Fed at Clack; paid 10 1-2. On to Oster's, 
OB SwannoA, 86 mOes. 

FRIDAY, October 10, 1800. 

Rose early. Paid 2.4. Overtook Mr. Coleman, a clover man from Petersburg, Qau Came 
on to Murry's; got horses fed two quarts chestnuts, and I breakfasted. One-half pint whiakey; 
paid 3.6. On to Widow Meems'; fed. Coleman paid to Simons, drunken rascal. Rain, hail and 
very hard thunder near Merritt's mill. Now I got to Capt. Joseph Terry's. 
SATURDAY, October 11, 1800. 

Paid at Mr. Terry's 3.6. Parted with Mr. Coleman at Lunsford's store. On to J. Wflson't; 
fed; paid 7d. Then on to Fowler's; fed; paid 3 l-3d Then on to Isaac Crood. This day fifty-iix 
miles. This day many people at Mr. Crood's. Had supper for Brown and myself; our own tea. 

SUNDAY, October 12, 1800. 

Rose long before day. Six or seven men played cards and swore all night. Paid 2.4. 
On to Bodo's, got horses fed and pint of whiskey; paid 1.9. On to Mr. Phillips'; got fodder and 
breakfast; paid 2.11. This is twenty-eight miles today. Called on Mr. Coggs for a spear. Away 
on to Reese Evans'; got com; paid 7d. On to Broad river to Ben's. 

MONDAY, October 13, 1800. 

Lodged at the Widow Beems', or stayed all night. Set off early. Paid 1.9. Now it is 
twenty-four miles to Waynesboro. Met on the way Thomas Qladney. He fed the dogs. Got 
cider and apples, paid 1.9. Ikey and dog in the borrough behaved very bad indeed. Then on 
to Coleman's; fed; paid 1-2— the dearest of any place yet. Then on till we were glad at home. 
Dan Williams met us in the field; came back and supped. 


WEDNESDAY, September SO, 1801. 

Set off for North Carolina. I arose before day. My brother and two sons, wife and Stephen 
all on to Camden. I bought of Carpenter a hat for Stephen, 4.8; bought four pounds cheese, 4.8. 
We parted above Logtown. On to Craton's— on to Usher's. Gave Brown a 1500 note, to go to 
Mr. Thomas Whitaker and get a receipt. Fine weather. 

THURSDAY, October 1, 1901. 

Now at Usher's. Paid 2.4. On to Drake's. Breakfasted, paid 7d, fed. On to Stewart's 
for com; paid 7d. On to Powers', Anderson's Creek. 

FRIDAY, October 2, 1801. 

At Powell's, paid 2.4. On to Paul Sums'. On to Sasaman's, fed and tead, paid 1.9. On to 
Cabel's. Susana patrolled as to mill. I gave Susana Cabel 1-2. Cloudy and rainy. 

SATURDAY, October 3, 1801. 

At Fralack's mill. Rain in the night. Lay a-bed late. Had fodder and com. Paid 1.2. 
Then to Chambers' ferry. Paid 1.9. Then I heard Brother Wm. Moore was to Cumberland. 
I went to Brother John Conger's. Hardy was there. I and Brother John went to Mr. Henry 
Braney's. I took a gun to be stopped. It is to be done next Friday. 

SUNDAY, October 4, 1801. 

After breakfast William Moores, Isaac Conger and Phoebe Hendly with us, all set off for 
Brother Ben Davis'. Oh, the distress! And nothing to eat! 

MONDAY, October 5, 1801. 

Rose and got horses shod. I sent and got dder. They drank freely. They went hunting. 
Children sick with the whooping cough. Homes fared well. 

TUESDAY, October 6, 1801. 

Got breakfast, then all to Mr. Cox's. Paid 12 for yesterday's work. Brother Ben and 
Holland with us. Bid good-bye to Brother John Conger. Had a good hunt; no meat. 

WEDNESDAY, October 7, 1801. 

Now at Brother John Conger's. I went hunting, but no deer for me. I and Brother John 
Conger to Mr. Henry Druner's. My gun was done; the cost is 16.50. Coming home, set in with 
Mr. Sandy Froohook. He lent me his gun. Mr. Douen there hound hunting. The hounds ran 
very long and late. 

THURSDAY, October 8, 1801. 

I a-bed late. Had a moming dram of mm. Had rockfish for breakfast. They ane getting 
corn in. Brother John gone for a gun and hand to hunt. They sent for cider to Cox's; got 

plenty. Went huntingr. I killed a doe; saw five more. Shot two times. Mr. Frohock with us. 
Had a good dinner and plenty. 

FRIDAY, October 9, 1801. 

I rose early. I and Brother John Consrer went to Mr. Bruner's. I bought a horn, paid 
$1.25; got my gun, paid 16.50 Then a-hunting. I shot at a deer, but did not kill it. Shot at 
another, and blooded it much. Brother Ben, son and daughter came late. 

SATURDAY, October IQ, 1801. 

Rose early. A bad time crying. I gave Ck>usin Joshua Conger's two sons a dollar each. 
All on to Leonard Smith's— good-bye. Isaac Conger with us to Ned Chambers'. Had breakfast 
and brandy. Chambers filled a bottle with brandy. My sister, Elizabeth Moores, deplumed this 
life on the last of April. Paid ferriage, 2.4. On to Salsbury. Got horses fed at Brin's, paid 2.9. 
Bought of Mr. Richard Trotter two sifters, paid 16.4. Bought loaf sugar, paid 12; a tumbler and 
two nutmegs and silk mits, paid 9.4. Then on with Wm. Moores and Isaac Conger to David 

SUNDAY, October 11, 1801. 

Now at B. Roundsval's a-bed. Isaac Conger and Wm. Moores came from D. Anton's. 
They bid good-bye and went back after breakfast. Went to D. Anton's. There was Granny 
Sally. Aunt Sally named Sally White, ditto Black. David Roundsval and wife came late. They bid 

MONDAY, October 12, 1801. 

Rose early. Had to kiss plenty. Came away. D. Anton went with us a piece. Bid good- 
bye. On to Phifer's. Had horses fed, paid 1.10. On to E. Morgan's. 

TUESDAY, October 13, 1801. 

Had a good breakfast Before day bid good-bye. On to Drake's. Fed; paid 9 l-2d. Then 
on to Usher's. Had our tea and bought one bushel of com. 

WEDNESDAY, October 14, 1801. 

At Usher's had an early set-off. Paid 3.6. On to near Fork's road. Had a good breakfast. 
On to Thomas Creighton's. There Lenear horse very sick. Had dinner and good water. On to 
Captain Wm. Nettle's. There our Lenear horse died at dark, and we jogged on till late and got 
home. Ned gave me 13. Brown said he had received 120.25 of Ned, that 123. 25 from ferry. 

THURSDAY, October 15, 1801. 

I a-bed till late. Luke White here with interrogatories, and I gave him 4.8 for a side of 
leather I had some time ago. Cloudy and rainy weather. I and the boys went to the plantation. 
Hands picking out cotton. I found a bee tree. John shot at a buck, he says. Hunted home. 

FRIDAY, Octocer 16, 1801. 

I a-bed till late, then I and the old lady rode in the chair to the plantation. Brown went to 
Mr. Rudolph's store. Bought one gallon rum, 9.4, one pound gunpowder, four pounds of cork 
at 1.8, one ounce thread at 1.9. I took Stephen and Charley and cut trees pretty good. Sent 
some to Mrs. Thomas Whitaker. I and the old lady' took some to Mrs. Whitaker. Dined there 
on plenty. Miss Nancy Brown there. Pretty clever. I brought the rum, coffee and honey home. 
Brown got $5 of Ned at the ferry. The boys killed 'three squirrel, they said. Brown said Mr. 
Rudolph sent the wagon and horse home with twenty-five bushels of wheat bran. He wrote me 
I could have 100 bushels. 


A close study of the map shown on the opposite page, will acquaint the 
reader with the various points of interest associated with our early ancestors. 
The old roads which they traveled, the names of the streams, etc., were closely 
related to them in their every-day life. 

The following letter from the Surveyor of Kershaw County describes the 
map, which was dra^n by him from records found in the Camden Court House: 

Camden, S. C, Sept 28, 1911. 
Mrs. W. R. Wright, Jackson, Miss.: 

Dear Madam— I am sendinsr herewith a map of Camden and the Wateree section. The 
dates on the map indicate location and the date of original grants. Some grants to A. B. Ross 
are recorded in the office of the Secretary of State as follows: 

Book R R R, page 256—190 acres, in 1774. 
Book R R R R, page 203—^00 acres, in 1786. 
Book R No. 5, page 212— 63 acres, in 1797. 
Book S No. 5, page 457—420 acres, in 1799. 

The Daniel Brown tract was under a grant of 1780. containing 640 acres, situated on the 
Great Road at the Flat Rock, and was sold by Daniel Brown to Thomas Creighton in 1793. 

The Isaac Ross place, on Twenty-five Mile Creek, was granted to him in 1765, and was sold 
by Isaac Ross, Jr., in 1812, to Joseph Breward, book D, page 77, Kershaw County records. Isaac 
Ross also owned a plantation near this, joining the land of Major Whitaker and John Rntledge, 
book B, page 281. I have a plat of the Ross plantation, that is, the Sand Hill place, as it was 
known in 1844. 

The place owned by Isaac Ross, the younger, on the old road west of Isaac Ross, senior, 
was in the sand hills and contained 250 acres. He also owned a place on the west side of the 
Wateree river, bounded on the east by the river, and was about three and one-half miles west of 
Camden. This place contained 310 acres, and the original grant was made to Isaac Ross, the 
younger, in 1790. In the year 1793 he sold 90 acres out of this river tract to Roger Cibson. 

The three grants that were made to A. B. Ross north of Jumping Gully, dated 1774, 1797, 
1799, respectively, were sold about the year 1800 to Major Whitaker. 

You will note there were two roads from Camden to Rocky Mount, but the road on the west 
side of the river was the one known as the Rocky Mount road. 

The ferry I have put down as Peay's ferry may not have been known by that name prior 
to 1800, but from the oldest information I can get it was called Peay's ferry. 

I found on record several plats of these old plantations. 

John 0*Quinn, in 1806, sold 1>400 acres to Daniel Horton. John O'Quinn also owned other 
lands on Lynch's Creek. 

Mary Brown, widow of Daniel Brown, also owned property and was a resident of Camden 
as late as 1810. 

I trust this map will be satisfactory. Any further information wanted will be cheerfully 
given. Yours very respectfully, 








Capt. Isaac Ross was bom January 5, 1700. He was the youngest child of 
Isaac Ross and Jean Brown Ross. When he was a small child his father died 
and his mother, after remaining a widow only a few years, married Aaron 
Alexander. John Brown Alexander, the child of this last union, being near the 
age of his half brother Isaac, was his companion during the years of childhood. 
Soon the death of their mother occurred, followed by the second marriage of 
Aaron Alexander. It was possibly about this time that Isaac Ross, as a young 
man, went to seek his fortune further down the Wateree river in what was then 
Orangeburg County, S. C. 

In Orangebar^r County there had already settled ''Stony Hill" Isaac Ross, 
who in 1765 was * 'Collector'' for Saxa-Gotha township and the fork between the 
Congaree and Wateree rivers and adjacent places. (Statistics of S. C, Vol. 
IV. , page 217. ) This part of Orangeburg County afterward became Richland 
and Kershaw Counties. During the years 1864-65 the position of Assessor for 
this same district was held by Andrew Allison. It was possibly here that 
Capt. Isaac Ross first met Jane Allison, the daughter of Andrew and Margaret 
Allison, whom he afterward married. '''The Allisons were trom the north of Ire- 
land, and were wealthy land owners there, but were forced to flee to America 
in pursuit of religious freedom. 

By reference to the map showing the lands owned by the Ross family in 
South Carolina, we see that the lands of Isaac Ross and his brothers were near 
enough for frequent visits. The diary of A. B. Ross mentions these visits. 

Issac Ross was captain of a company under Sumpter during the Revolution. 
He was a member of the Continental Association in 1770, and was a staunch 
supporter of the Whig party and one of the party leaders. 

Capt. Ross did not come to Mississippi with the large company of relatives 
who came in 1805, but remained in South Carolina till 1808, which was two years 
after the death of the brother, A. B. Ross. He settled at Prospect Hill, in Jef- 

That Ajudrmw Allison left Ireland with his family on aeeonnt of reUrioiM persecution Is proved by the fact that there 
now hanffs in the old Prospeet Hill house a portrait of ICary (Polly) Allison Belton with an open Bible in her hand to 
show the reliffious freedom she enjoyed in this new eountry. This liary Allison was a sister of Jane Allison, who married 
Captain Isaae Ross. Mary Allison married John Balton, who same from Queens County. Ireland. His sister married 
Samuel Kelly and lived In West Watacee, north of Camden, S. GL The Beltons were Quakers. (Historic Gamdea ) 

f erson County, Mississippi, where he built the first Prospect Hill house, which 
was burned by his slaves after his death. (See account of burning. ) He pat- 
ented a large tract of land, as shown by the records in Claiborne County. The 
following is taken from the book of original entries: 97 acres, 626 acres, 138, 
158, 158, 159, 159, 626, 553, 535, 158 acres were patented between the time that 
he came to Mississippi and 1832. Captain Ross owned hundreds of slaves and 
amassed a large fortune. The view from the Prospect Hill house is one of gran- 
deur. The house is built on a high hill surrounded by sloping meadows and hills 
of great size. It was over this expanse that Captain Ross could survey his 
abundant harvests, for as far as the eye could reach his possessions lay. 

In the Prospect Hill house there now hang portraits of Captain Ross and his 
wife, Jane Allison Ross. The portrait of Captain Ross has suffered the loss of 
one eye; the expression of the face, however, is not much changed thereby, 
and shows a man of middle age, with blue eyes, dark hair and florid complexion, 
a man one would judge possessed a strong will and steadfastness of purpose. 
He was of a deeply religious nature. fThis and other causes led to the libera- 
tion of his slaves. 

After the death of his daughter. Captain Ross was so overcome with grief, 
he left the familiar scenes and went with his nephew, John B. Conger, through 
the then wild Indian country to Mobile, where he took a boat for the North. He 
visited Princeton, where his son was at school, but not wishing to burden him 
with grief, he did not even call on him. On his return, by way of the West, he 
was taken ill in the Indian country and was found by some hunters, who took 
care of him and sent word to his family. His son-in-law, John I. W. Ross, and 
nephew, John B. Conger, went to his assistance and brought him home, where 
he died Jan. 19th, 1836. His grave at Prospect Hill is marked by one of the finest 
private monuments in Mississippi. His desire was that a simple box tomb should 
be put over his grave; however, the American Colonization Society did not accede 
to his wish, and bought the monument with money from the estate of Captain 

The will of Captain Isaac Ross (see Claiborne's History of Mississippi) was 
a very unusual one, but for the great length of the document, it would have 
been given here. He provided that his slaves be given freedom, sent to Liberia 
and an institution of learning established there. There were special bequests of 
slaves, etc., but the heirs were not pleased because the wealth that was theirs by 
inheritance should be disposed of in this way. 

The American Colonization Society was given charge of the slaves, but while 
awaiting the decision of the courts they were held by "*" Judge Isaac Ross Wade, 
executor of the will and a grandson of Captain Ross. The courts decided, after 
a long litigation conducted by the ablest lawyers in the State, that a man can 
dispose of his slaves while living or by will, and can manumit them after trans- 
porting them to another country. (Freeman's Chancery Report, 587.) Clai- 
borne states (History of Mississippi, page 391): "Thus we have an authoritative 

tHis ffreat-snnddaoffhter. Ifn. Rocer Klllinffsworth. writes: "Captain Ross was a reliffiona •nthoaiaBt. and his wif a 
had Tsiy kindly riaws about f raein^ his slavas. Sha diad in 1829 and Captain Ross lived till 1880, under the influenee of 
the powerful churchman and minister; Zebulon Butler, of Port Gibson." 

*The correspondenee between Judffe Wade and the American Colonisation Society relative to the litigation is con- 
tained In the publleatioBS of the Mississippi Historical Society, Vol. DL There will alao be found letters from the slaves 
after they reached Africa. 


exposition of the laws of Mississippi on the subject of slaves and the power of 
enfranchisement and but for the mischievous interference and menace of North- 
ern politicians and clergymen in pursuit of pelf and power, many slaves, after 
this decision, would have been transported to Africa from the South/' 

The estate of Captain Ross was valued at about $100,000.00, besides about 
200 negroes. Very little of this wealth was left to his descendants. The law- 
yers' fees consumed a large amount and the American Colonization Society was 
entrusted with the balance. Judge Wade, who was the executor and a grandson, 
received only his per cent for managing and settling the estate. He bought the 
Prospect Hill house and some lands with the amount he received, and in that 
way the old home has remained in the family. Prospect Hill is now the prop- 
erty of Mr. Battaille Wade, a great grandson of Captain Ross. He keeps the 
old cemetery in perfect condition, and is ever ready with a hearty welcome to 
show the points of interest to visitors to the home. 

CAPTAIN ISAAC ROSS, son of Isaac Ross and Jean Brown Ross, was b in North Carolina, 
Jan. 5, 1765, and d in Mississippi in 1836. He m Jane Allison, dau. of Andrew and Mar- 
garet Allison. She was b in 1765 and d in 1829. Issue: 

*MARTHA B. ROSS, b in South Carolina in 1793, d in Miss, at Franklin Springs on 

July 30, 1818. 
MARGARET ALLISON ROSS, b in South Carolina in 1787, d at Prospect HUl, Miss., 
Sept. 14, 1836. M first to Dr. Archer. No issue. 

M second to Senator Thos. B. Reed. He d in Ky. en route to Washington to 
take his seat in the U. S. Senate. 
tARTHUR ALLISON ROSS, b in Kershaw County, S. C, in 1800 (see diary) , d in 
Mississippi, July 22, 1834. M Octavia Van Dom in 1832. She afterwards m 
Dr. Vance M. Sullivan. No issue. 
ISAAC ROSS, b in Kershaw County, S. C, in 1796, d in Mississippi Nov. 5, 1832. M 
Sarah Elliot. Issue: 

Isaac Allison Ross, m Eugenia Calhoun. No issue. 
JANE BROWN ROSS, b in South Carolina in 1786, d at Oak Hill, Jefferson County, 
Miss., May 19, 1851. M first Daniel Wade, son of George Wade. (For issue, 
see Wade line.) M second her first cousin, John I. W. Ross 2nd. (For issue, 
see John I. W. Ross line.) 

From the above we see that Capt. Isaac Ross has no descendants that bear his name, while 
through his daughter, Jane Brown, his descendants are numerous; but the Ross name today is 
extinct except through his brother, Arthur Brown Ross. 

I believe Dr. Ker waa one of the selected exeenton of Capt. Boas' wUl, and I think he selected the monument and 
Mr. Coulter wrote the inscription, I have often heard my father say his grandfather had told him repeatedly he wanted 
a plain box tomb^ like others he had erected in the graveyard, I can't imagine why his wishes were not carried out, as 
some of the slaves had to be sold to help pay for the splendid au>nument, that belns one of the unexpected drains on the 
estate akms with the htwyers' fees. 

*3he was engaged to be married to a Hr. Fry, a young lawyer, who was killed in a duel with Mr. Beasley, who 
afterwards killed in the massacre of Fort Mimms, he being in command of the fort, but being without caution, let the 
Indians surprise him, and was killed at the gate in a vain effort to shut it; Martha Ross afterwards became engaged to 
a Mr. Rankin, a lawyer, but he died of yellow fever at Wild Woods Springs, in Franklin County, while waiting ob 
my mother, whose health was very poor at that time and who also had yellow fever. (Mannscriptof John I. W. Rosa. Jr. 
writtm Oct. 28, 1888.) 

tMy uncle, Mr. Allison Rosa, married Miss Octavia Van Dom, daughter of Peter A. Van Dom, of Port Gibson, and 
slater of General Barl Van Dom, of the Confederate States of America, in 18S2. He died at White Hall, near Brandywlne 
Springs. Octavia Van Dora afterwards married Dr. Vance M. Sullivan, I think in 1889. Dr. Sullivan was killed la 1840 by 
Dr. Moorehead. of Grand Gulf. Judge Peter Aaron Van Dom. father of Mrs. Ross, was a lawyer by profession, and held 
the office of Probate Judge In Claiborne County for many years. His wife was a Miss Caffery, blood kin to Donaldson 
Gaffery, of Louisiana, also to General Andrew Jackson's wife and to Gov. John Sevier's wife, of Tennessee. Judge Van 
Dom always claimed to be d esce n ded ftom the Prince of Orange. (Judge Isaac R. Wade's aeoonnt of his uttde, 



Koll of Capt. Isaac Ross' Troop in the Second Regiment, State Dragoons, commanded by 
Colonel Charles Myddelton, April 18th, 1782. (Taken from Documents relating to the History of 
South Carolina during the Revolutionary War, by Salley.) 

Isaac Ross, Captain; Wm. Akins, First Lieutenant; Thos. Jackson, Second Lieutenant; 
John Whitaker, Second Lieutenant; James Bell, Seiigeant; George Campbell, Sergeant; James 
Hayes, Sergeant; Lodwk. Hill, Seiigeant; Samuel Hatfield, Sergeant; Wm. PuUan, Sergeant; 
Jesse Bisto, Sergeant. 

Privates— Britton Jones, John White, Wm. Wilkinson, John Wilkinson, Thomas Wilkinson, 
James Miss. Kelly, Thomas Watts, Shadr. Jenkins, John Hardgrove, John Flint, John Tapley, 
Thomas Gregory, Wm. Boyce, John Boyders, Kinchin Pennington, John Ezell, Samuel Mc Waters, 
Daniel Brannan, Aorm Miller, Stephen Sweatman, Burrel Cooke, John Carter, Martin Martin, 
John Jackson, Leo. Duggin, John Griffin, Mason Harris, Griffin Harris, Edward Harris, David 
Pone, Jonathon Outson, William Ware, Matt Laws, Andrew Howser, Adam Carick, John Dash, 
Martin Kitts, John Gapam, William Pawling, William McGrew, Hance Kerr, Alex. Grehan, Thos. 
Yates, Henry James, Henry Smith, Jesse Henson, William Murchey, James Winingham, Martin 
Irish, James Sellers, Richard Boyd. 

(Signed) ISAAC ROSS, Captain. 

Sworn before me this 18th April, 1682. RICHARD BROWN, 

J. P., Camden District 


Newellton, La., Aug. 31, 1902. 
Editor Revielle: 

In your issue of the 28th inst there appears a letter headed, '^Burning of Judge Wade's 
Residence," and signed '^Reader.*' This brings to the memory scenes, incidents and events of 
the past, connected with the old home, Prospect Hill, around which sacred spot many million 
memories cling, so often related to us by my father, Isaac Ross Wade. 

This great tragedy in his life was a favorite theme, whefn we were gathered around the 
fireside, especially in the declining years of his life. 

It would require many columns of your valuable space to write a complete history of all 
the circumstances and events leading up to the burning of the Prospect Hill house and subse- 
quent events connected therewith, so I will content myself by giving '^Reader" a few facts 
related to the burning of the house and the cause thereof. 

At 1 a. m. April 15, 1825, this house was set on fire by some of the Prospect Hill slaves, and 
completely destroyed in a very short time. My father, mother, and three small children, Isaac, 
Dunbar and Catherine, now Mrs. Newell, of this place, my mother's niece, Miss Mary Girault, of 
Grenada, my father's sister, Mrs. Adelaide Wade Richardson, and three small children, Martha, 
about 6 years old, Cabell and Addie, now of our town, his brother. Dr. Walter Wade, and his 
business partner, Mr. Bailey (his given name I do- not remember) were asleep in the house at 
the time. The coffee for supper on the night of the fire had been drugged by the cook, and the 
older members of the family drank of it except Dr. Wade and Miss Girault. The house was a 
large, two-story house, and Dr. Wade, Mr. Bailey, Mrs. Richardson and children and Miss Girault 
occupied the rooms in the second story. Dr. Wade was the first occupant to discover the fire, 
and immediately set to work to arouse the family. This he found a difficult task, and probably 
would not have succeeded, owing to the size of the house, had it not been for the assistance of 
one of my father's own slaves and body servant Major, who was faithful, and rendered every 
assistance in his power. 

They all succeeoed in escaping save Martha Richardson. Miss Girault, who occupied the 
room with Mrs. Richardson, did not drink the drugged coffee, so was active and alert, and dis- 
covered that Mrs. Richardson was dazed and stupefied. She took charge of the two youngest 
children, Cabell and Addie, and requested Mrs. Richardson to bring down Martha, the oldest. 
She did not discover that Mrs. Richardson, in her dazed condition, had left the child in bed until 
they all met in the yard. When this was discovered, Mrs. Richardson, terror stricken, frantically 
appealed for assistance and volunteers to go with her to the second floor to save her child. To 
this appeal a brave and faithful slave, Thomas, responded, and started with her up the steps to 


The Second "PROSPECT HILL" House 
Page 70 

Residence of CABEL RICHARDSON, Page >68 

This ancient pile of brick and morter is to persons who delight in research into 
the past, quite a notable house having been built during the Spanish occupation of 
this section of Mississippi and is nearly, in fact, quite a century and a quarter old. 

Pige 71 

the second story, but before ascending very far the steps sank under them into the fire. They 
were both rescued from the flames, but badly burnt. Mrs. Richardson was pulled out by her 
hair. The next morning the child's heart was found and buried in the family grave-yard, only a 
few paces from the spot where she met her tragic death. 

When the family were aroused, my father went to the outer doors to open them that aU 
might escape. The front door was hard to open, but after some efforts he succeeded in throwing 
it open, but did not go out. Mrs. Ross immediately ran through the door, and to her horror there 
stood Esau, one of the estate's slaves, with a drawn ax, evidently with the purpose of killing 
my father, whom he expected to pass out that door, as it was nearest his room. Miss Girault 
bounded out unexpectedly, and seeing Esau with a drawn ax, quickly remarked, "Uncle Esau, 
are you here to help us by cutting away the door?" He replied, *'Yes sum, Mistus," and walked 
off. My father afterwards learned that Esau had been standing at the front door some time, and 
did not make any effort to arouse them or knock the door in, and that he had gone there for the 
purpose of killing my father should he escape from the flames. Esau, with six or seven other 
leaders, were burnt or hung. This was all done by the neighbors, without my father's knowl- 
edge, as he was then with his mother, Mrs. Ross, at Oak Hill, two miles away. He did not know 
of the vengeance taken upon these guilty slaves until it was reported to him by his overseer, 
Peter Stampley, a man well known to many of our older citizens, and who probably has descend- 
ants in your county now. It would not be amiss for me to state that my father held Mr. Sflunpley 
in the highest esteem, as he proved himself loyal, brave and efficient in this hour of trouble and 

If any of these slaves were ever sent to Louisiana and sold, then brought back and 
executed, as related by "Reader," my father never knew of it, for he never spoke of the circum- 
stance. I do not think it could have happened without his knowledge. He related that two 
young negro men ran off when the leaders were executed, but were caught in the woods just 
north of the spot where the Qlen shanty house now stands, and were hung on the spot and left 
there. He found their bodies afterwards by the buzzards hovering over them. 

Will give, as briefly as possible, the causes that led up to these tragedies. Captain Isaac 
Ross, my father's maternal grandfather, was a gallant Revolutionary soldier, who commpnded a 
company under the gallant Sumpter in many a hard campaign against the British Regulars and 
Tories until he fell, sorely wounded, at the battle of the Cowpens. He came to Mississippi from 
South Carolina in the early years of the last century (I cannot recall the exact date.) He settled 
at Prospect Hill, Jefferson County, where he accumulated a large fortune for the times, and died 
in January, 1896, leaving an estate valued at about a quarter of a million dollars. Captain Ross 
gave his slaves, about 250 in number, their freedom, and. his entire estate for their benefit; some 
110,000 he gave his granddaughter, Mrs. Adelaide Richardson. Judge John B. Coleman, Mr. 
Daniel Vertner, my father and two others I cannot recall, were executors. Under the provisions 
of the will my father, his grandson and namesake, was to have active control of his estate, at a 
fixed salary per annum, and, of course, he was allowed under the law a commission on the gross 
receipts of the estate. 

It was not expected that the heirs of Captain Ross would quietly permit this valuable 
estate to pass out of their possession. So the will was contested to the bitter end, and after 
twelve years of litigation the highest court of the State sustained the validity of the will. During 
this long litigation and strife the slaves became restless^ as they knew their old master had given 
them their freedom and his estate. They could not understand the delays of the law, and became 
insanely imbued that my father, the acting executor, was responsible for the delay, and if they 
could get rid of him their longing to be delivered from bondage and transported to their native 
shores would be quickly consummated. This alone was the cause of the burning of the house 
and the attempted murder of my father and family. Some time after these tragedies some of 
the more intelligent slaves admitted this fact to my father, and told him that they had been told 
by some white people that if they could get rid of my father the provisions of the will would be 
carried out; that they would be sent to Liberia at an early date. My father was charitable 
enough to believe that, if any white person had told these things, they did not mean it in the 
literal sense, but to get rid of him by the process of law as acting executor. 

At the conclusion of this celebrated case, which I believe is reported in the sixth Howard 
report, these slaves were sent to Liberia in 1849—1 think 210 in all. My father received letters 
from tiiem as late as 1861, on the eve of the great civil war, but we have never heard of them 

since. The last letters received discussed their pitiable condition; they applied for help, and 
begged to have him send them some farming and mechanical instruments and clothing, especially 
calico dresses. Their colonization in Liberia, judging from their letters, was an absolute 

On closing the succession of Captain Ross's estate several hundred thousand dollars passed 
through his hands, during these twelve years of litigation, on which he received a commission. 
For this claim he was given the Prospect Hill plantation, then consisting of about 500 acres. 

On the very spot where the old house was burned he completed the present house in May, 
1854, and continued to live there until his death, January 10, 1891. This old home is now owned 
and occupied by my brother, B. H. Wade. 







The Moores family are found on both sides of the Tweed, but that they are 
of Scottish origin is shown by the St. Andrews cross on the coat of arms. A 
the present time members of the family are found holding honored positions in 
England, Scotland, Canada and the United States. 

Not having absolute proof of the beginning of the family in this country, 
two views are held by different branches of the family. One legend is that the 
Moores, together with the McDonalds, Alexanders and other Scotch-Irish Pres- 
byterians, found a refuge in North Carolina in 1745. The three named families 
intermarried and lived in the same part of the State, which would naturally give 
rise to the belief that they came to this country about the same time. 

In 1638 one Edward Moores settled in Newbury, Mass. , and his descendants 
are scattered through New England and New Jersey. In Hanna's Scotch-Irish 
in America, mention is made of certain Presbyterians who, on account of Puri- 
tan intolerance, were driven out of Massachusetts and into New Hampshire, 
Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey and finally into North Carolina^ 
where they established colonies. As no names are given of the families, we may 
suppose that the Moores were among the numb^^r. Certain it is that one Moores 
family, of which * J. H. Moores, of Lansing, Mich. , is a member, settled in New 

We know that our Conger family went to North Carolina from New Jersey, 
as many others did, and found congenial surroundings in what is now Rowan, 
Mecklenberg and Davidson Counties. This gives rise to the belief that the par- 
ents of Henry and William Moores were of the New Jersey family, and through 
the New Jersey family possibly of the Massachusetts family, of which Edward 
Moores was the progenitor. 

*"lljr ffreat-ffrandfather's name was Robert Hoores, and he lived at Hanover Neek. Morris Coanty, N. J. He kad 
one brother. Phineas. and his wife's name was Kesiah Pierson. In a talk I onoe had with Mr. Chas. Moores, who lives fai 
New Orleans, he tokl me that hJa great-ffrandfather also went from New Jersey to South Carolina." (Fktnn J. H. 




ELIZABETH ROSS MOORES, oldest child of Isaac Ross and Jean Brown 
Ross, was bom in North Carolina, April 15, 1844. In the list of her father's 
children, after her name you will notice "no records'' follows it, which may be 
misleading, as we have records of the descendants of one of her children, 

Arthur Brown Ross was two years the junior of his sister Elizabeth, and 
must have been her playmate, but in after years, his removal to South Carolina 
and her marriage to William Moores in North Carolina necessarily caused a 
separation, which was a grief to both. 

Arthur Brown <Ross mentions the death of his sister, Elizabeth Moores, in 
his diary, and this simple statement, together with the record of her birth, is all 
that we have to chronicle of her. 

William Moores, who was a brother of Henry Moores, lived near Salisbury, 
N. C, in the same neighborhood with the Congers, Morgans and Rounsavals. 
The date of birth, marriage and death of William Moores has not been found in 
the various family records, but he is mentioned in A. B. Ross's diary, and was 
living in 1800. 

It is a regrettable fact that complete records of the descendants of William 
Moores and his wife, Elizabeth Ross Moores, have not been furnished by their 
descendants, but enough has been given to form a nucleus for further research, 
and will therefore be of interest to the families connected with them. 

Record of only one child of this union is here given. Further information 
will be appreciated. 

WILLIAM MOORES married ELIZABETH ROSS, dau of Isaac and Jean Brown Ross. 
She was b Ap. 15, 1844, d April, 1800. Issue: 

JOSIAH MOORES, m Eliza Oivens. He d Aug. 18, 1858. Issue: 

Rav. William Moores, b in South Carolina, Jan. 26, 1808, d Jan. 31, 1891, 
m Juliet Susan Hardwick. No issue. M 2nd on Jan. 21, 1844, to 
Eldridge Maria Greening. Issue: 

Twelve children, eleven of whom lived to maturity. Of the 

number — 
Fanny Q. Moores, m Mr. Kerns, address 916 Oratton St., Losg 

Angeles, Cal. 
Mrs. J. O. Butler, address 1314 Orange St, same city. 
*Charles William Moores, b in Nevada County, Ark., Dec. 9, 
1847, m 1st to Susan Kansas Steel, on Sept. 25, 1872^ 
She d Jan. 19, 1879. Issue: 

Henry Moore, b Jan. 26, 1874, d Jan. 24, 1875. 
tEldredge Morton Moores, b May 3, 1876, m Oct 
15, 1902, to Annie Caroline McKusick. 

E. M. Moores, Jr., b July 6, 1904. 
Sophronia Steel Moores, b June 6, 

Julia Ann Moores, b Nov. 3, 1909. 

*C. W. MooTM JoiA«d Company E, Bird's Battalion. Nor. 20th, 1868, Trans. Miss. Dept. Served as a eourior until 
parolled at Camden, Arlc., May 80 or 22, 1866. Served with Generals Holmes Price and Kirby Smith. He delivered a 
dispatch to General Price tellinir him of Banks' defeat at Pleasant Hill, La. The dispatch had come by lelays; the last 
was f oorteen miles. 

tBldredtfe Morton Moores served in the Spanish^Ameriean war, goiog to the Philippines in the First CaL Reffimeat 
of Volunteers. He enlisted May 8, 188e» as a private^ returning in August, ISSSi as first corporaL 

— 7«— 

Wade Greening Moores, b Jan. 19, 1878. 
tCharles William Moores, m 2nd to Mary Brue, on Dec. 30, 
1880. Issue: 

Son, b and d Feb. 20, 1882. 
Elizabeth Marie Moores, b Nov. 23, 1883, m Sept. 
3, 1907, to Emile John Brizzolara. Issue: 
Mary Angela Brizzolara, b July 8, 

Emile John Brizzolara, Jr., b May 5, 
Louise Trumbull Moores, b Oct. 12, 1886, d Aug. 

Charles Bruce Moores, b Nov. 6, 1889. 

tMn. Charles W. Moores is deeply Interested in the history of her husband's family, and to her, credit is due for the 
above reeords. 



JEAN ROSS was born in North Carolina, Jan. 28, 1757. She was the seventh 
child of Isaac Ross and Jean Brown Ross. Of her personality we know nothing, 
but from the noble characteristics and high mental attainments of her posterity, 
we would judge that she and her husband were possessed of brilliant minds and 
sterling qualities. 

HENRY MOORES was a brother of William Moores, who married the eldest 
sister of Jean Ross, and must have been his junior. This is the first marriage 
of two of the descendants of Isaac Ross and Jean Brown Ross, into one family, 
but as our history proceeds, this custom will be found very frequently followed. 

Henry Moores and Jean Ross Moores lived in North Carolina and South Car- 
olina, and later we find them in Kentucky and their descendants in Tennessee. 

Henry Moores' service in the Revolutionary War is recorded in the War 
Department at Washington. The following will establish eligibility in the D. A. 
R. and S. A. R. for their descendants : 

The Adjuant General's Office, 
Washington, D. C, October 4, 1911. 
Mrs. William R. Wright, 406 North State Street, Jackson, Mississippi: 

The records show that one Henry Moore served in the Revolutionary War as a lieutenant 
in Captain William Mitchell's Company of the South Carolina Continental Regiment of Artillery, 
commanded by Barnard Beekman, Esq. His name appears on a company pay roll of that organ- 
ization covering the period from November 1, 1779, to January 1, 1780, with remark showing that 
he served during that period and that he was allowed 1266 2-3 for pay and subsistence for the 
time stated. His name also appears as that of a lieutenant of artillery in a receipt book for cer- 
tificates of South Carolina Line with remark showing that he received a certificate March 1, 
1785, for 11,889 29-30, in balance of pay and commutation due him. Heitman's Historical Register 
of Officers of the Continental Army, an unofficial publication entitled to credit, shows that 
Henry Moore, of South Carolina, was appointed a lieutenant of South Carolina Artillery 25th 
October, 1778, and was taken prisoner at Charleston, May 12, 1780. 


Attorney General. 

Hon. Merrill Moores, who holds a high position in the Society of Colonial Wars, in Indiana, 
has made a study of the early history of the Moores family. Therefore the following letter from 
him will be of interest to the members of the Moores-Ross family: 


Indianapolis, Ind., October 9, 1911. 
Mrs. William R. Wright, 406 North State Street, Jackson, Mississippi: 

DEAR MRS. WRIGHT— Some time ago I wrote to my first cousin, Charles Bruce Moores, 
of Portland, Oregon, asking for certain data which you required for your book, and heard from 
him that the Revolutionary grant which I had discovered in Frankfort, Kentucky, of lands in 
Bladison County, Kentucky, near Richmond, was undoubtedly made to our great-grandfather, 
Henry Moores. The date of the grant is 1788, and it covered 1,000 acres in Madison County, 
where my grandfather, Isaac R. Moores, was bom. 

This grant is recorded as to Henry Moore, and I suppose it was made out in that way 
because his name appeared as Henry Moore on some Revolutionary muster roll. The grant is by 
Governor Richard Henry Lee, and was undoubtedly for services rendered to the State of Vir- 
ginia. It could easily be so, for I searched the rosters of New York Colonial troops in vain for 
another great-grandfather who served as a captain on General Philip Schuyler's staff, to discover 
at last the fact that this ancestor, whose name was Rob«*rt Anderson, held a captain's commission 
from New Jersey, and had been transferred for service to the New York troops. 

I thank you very greatly for the report of the Adjutant General in relation to Henry Moore, 
which I have copied and which I return herewith. 

I Wishing you success, I am, 

Very truly yours, 


QENRY MOORES, b Oct. 7, 1744 (old style), m JEAN ROSS, dau of Isaac and Jean 
Brown Ross. She was b Jan. 28» 1757. Issue, twelve children, as follows: 

CHARLES MOORES, Bom April 4, 1776 

JOHN MOORES, Bom October 9, 1777. 

ELIZABETH MOORES, « Bom July 9, 1779 

MARY MOORES, » Bom November 16, 1782 

PHOEBE MOORES, Bom January 11, 1785 

ISABELLE MOORES, ^ Bom Febmary 4, 1787 

SARAH MOORES, Bom September 22, 1788 

MARGARET MOORES, ^ ^ Bora December 25, 1790 

HENRY MOORES, Bom Thursday, August 13, 1793 

ISAAC MOORES, ^. -. Bora Monday, March 21, 1796 

JANE BROWN MOORES, Bora Febraary 25, 1800 

WILSON ALEXANDER MOORES, Bora September 28, 1802 


May 4th, 1841 or 49, Texas. 
My Dear Son: 

Yours of the 16th of March came duly to hand. It was truly gratifying to me to hear that 
you were enjoying the blessings of health and as comfortably situated as you say you are, 
considering you are from home. I received your letter when in South Carolina, but, having 
a good deal of business to attend to, I neglected to answer it. When I arrived home I found my 
business had been sorely neglected and very much behind, therefore I had not time to write— it 
was not because I have forgotten you or intended to do so. Before I proceed further with your 
affairs, I will tell you some of my own doings. I found my domestic affairs were not going on 
as I wished without a woman about the house (there was always a rowdy about me), and last but 
not least in consideration, I was so lonely I could not stand it any longer, so when I was in South 
Carolina I took unto myself a wife. I married your mother's cousin, Mrs. Rabb, one whom she 
dearly loved. I have had no cause, nor do I fear any, to repent taking such a step. She is so 
kind to me and treats me with so much affection. I hope you will be satisfied, too, as it adds to 
my comfort and happiness in my declining days. I did not think there was so much pleasure for 
me as I have realized in the last three months. There is a change in aspect of house, kitchen, 
garden and in my own appearance. My health is fine and my spirits are remarkably so. Taking 
all these things in consideration, I know you cannot blame or censure me for marrying* 

. To add to our own satisfaction, we had to come along with us J. W. Moores' family. He is 
a brother to James and married a cousin of yours, granddaughter of my present wife. They are 


going to settle over in Cass, about one and a half mfles from Reuben's. After we had been home 
about a week, David and some of the others that came with us took measles and were pretty 
sick. It has been a great hindrance to me about my crop. Nearly all on my place, from old Dan 
down to the youngest, had to have it. I lost two or my best negroes, Zilp and Mary. They died 
down at my Sulphur place. The rest are getting well, though, now. My crop looks pretty well, 
considering the chance we have had. 

You wished me to teU you all about my affairs; I think I have done so minutely. You are 
getting anxious to hear my advice concerning your arrangements. I am now, as I have ever 
been, dear son, willing to advise and assist yon in any way I am able or capable of doing. You 
can learn from those who are capable of judging which of the two colleges is best for you, and 
you have my hearty consent to go to the one you choose, and I wish to have you improve every 
moment of your time, as you are advancing rapidly to manhood. You are old enough now to 
appreciate a good education, and as far as I am concerned I don't intend you shall have it in your 
power to reflect on me in after life for any deficiency on your part. But I want, you as a compen- 
sation, to study hard and make a smart man. You are capable, I am sure, and you shall nqt lack 
for the best opportunities. I think it a good plan to keep an account of your expenses. In look- 
ing them over monthly you may afterward find a dime or more spent that might have been laid 
out to more advantage. I will be pleased to see you study economy, too, as it will be essential 
for your future interests, at least. I will like, also, to see an account of your expenses every two 
months, as you propose. 

Your cousin, Betsy-— as all my children call my wife— and Elizabeth Moores send their love 
to you. I shall be glad to hear from you often. 

In conclusion, my dear boy, keep out of bad company; be as much afraid of the gaming 
table and wine bottle as you would of the most loathsome pestilence. Receive this advice 
kindly, my absent son, from your affected father, CHARLES MOORES. 

(Written to William H. H. Moores by his father, Charles Moores, just.before the former left 
for Princeton.) 

CHARLES MOORES, b in Fairfield District, South Carolina, April 4, 1776, d March 6, 

1850. He married 1st Mary Harrison, dau of Reuben Harrison and Sarah 

Burge or Burgess. Mary H. Moores was b April 4, 1792, d July 18, 1844. Issue: 

Nancy Moores was b June 23, 1809, m James Rochelle about 1825. She 

d Feb. 28, 1848. Issue: 

John Ross Rochelle, b Oct. 17, 1827, m Julia L. Fort Dec. 12, 
1849. He died March 18. 1881. She d Aug. 14, 1857. 
J. R. Rochelle m 2nd Sarah Ann McCutcheon, Oct., 1860. 
Charles Moores Rochelle, b May 7, 1829, m Elizabeth Janes 

in June, 1855. He d Jan. 26, 1884. She d Oct., 1904. 
Anderson Franklin Rochelle, b Feb. 9, 1831, d Sept. 18, 1831. 
Henry Pinkney Rochelle, b Dec. 28, 1832, m Sarah Cordelia 
Fort, July 26, 1855, d Jan. 19, 1884. She was b in Car- 
roll Co., Miss., July 16, 1837, and m at Myrtle Springs, 
Texas. Issue (ten children) : 

Jethro Battie RocheUe, b May 24, 1856, d Feb. 16, 

Henry Pinkney Rochelle, b Aug 13, 1852, unmar- 
Mary Florence Rochelle, b April 3, 1861, m David 
Harrison, Feb. 28, 1883. He d Oct., 1893. 

Cordelia Harrison, b June 14, 1885, 
m Harry Witterstaedter, Sept., 
1902. Issue: 

David Harrison Witter- 
staedter, b May 25, 
Marvin Ross Witterstat- 
der, b Aug, 1905. 
Harry Witterstaedter, b 
Aug., 1907. 

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Elizabeth Ross Harrison, b Feb. 28, 
1887, m Thomas Fisher, April, 
1907. Issue: 

Lillian Fisher, b June, 
Jimmie Harrison, b Anr. 3, 1890, d 

March, 1903. 
Silvester Douglas Harrison, b July 
9, 1892. 
(a) James Fort Rochelle, b Feb. 15, 1864, m Ella J. 
McMickle, Dec. 20, 1893. Issue: 

Artie Stuart Rochelle. b Oct. 4, 1894. 
Murill Rochelle, b Feb. 15, 1896. 
James Fort Rochelle, Jr., b Jan. 30, 

Fay Rochelle, b May 29, 1902, d 

March 26, 1903. 
Edmund S. Rochelle. b Jan. 15, 1904. 
Ruth Rochelle, b July 9, 1908. 
RoUin R. Rochelle, b Oct. 16, 1910. 
Temperance Runnels Rochelle, b Feb. 28, 1866, 

d Oct. 16, 1874. 
Edmund Shackleford Rochelle, b Sept. 4, 1868, d 

Jan. 1, 1896. 
Jethro Battle Rochelle, b Aug. 21, 1871, m Eliza- 
beth Moore, Dec. 22, 1897. Issue: 

Maggie Belle Rochelle, b Sept. 24, 

Henry Moore Rochelle, b 1901. 
Norman Rochelle, b Dec, 1903. 
Jethro Battle Rochelle, Jr., b May 
13, 1906. 
Sarah Elizabeth Rochelle, b May 13, 1874, m 

Milton H. Chance, Feb. 27, 1907. 
Nancy Jane Rochelle, b May 26, 1876, m Julian 
M. Edwards, Jan. 2, 1901. Issue: 

Elizabeth Edwards, b July 10, 1902. 
Meredith Rochelle Edwards, b July 

9, 1904. 
Julian McKinley Edwards, b Jan. 4. 

Milton E. Edwards, b Oct. 11, 1911. 
Eli Moores Rochelle, b Jan. 22, 1882, unmarried, 
(b) Eugene B. Rochelle, b about 1833, m Catherine Anderson, 
July 31, d Feb. 16, 1885. Issue: 

Eugene Rochelle, Jr., b May 24, 1856, d young. 
John Ross Rochelle, b Aug. 9, 1858, m Nov. 28, 

1888, to Mattie Rochelle. 
Jefferson Davis Rochelle, b Feb. 19, 1851, d 

Margaret Rochelle, b Oct. 10, 1865, d young. 
Edward Tisdall Rochelle, b July 18, 1867, m to 

Mollie Rochelle, Jan. 16, 1891. 
Mattie J. Rochelle. b April 27, 1869, m her first 
cousin, J. R. Rochelle. He d March 9, 
1904. Issue: 

Chester A. Rochelle, b Sept. 11, 1889. 
Jack Tisdall Rochelle and 

Eud^ne Rochelle were b June 8» 

Nellie J. Rochelle, b Nov. 15, 1893. 
Catherine S. Rochelle, b Aug. 10, 

Gordon Rochelle, b June 24, 1899. 
Julia May Rochelle, b June 27, 1900. 
John Ross Rochelle, b Sept. 23, 1903. 
(c) Mattie J. Rochelle m2ncl to Sam Watlington, July 
29, 1909. Issue: 

Sam Fred Watlington, b Fed. 11, 1911. 
David Moore Rochelle, b May 24, 1871, m Jan. 

20, 1902, to Cora Cuthbertson. 
Nannie Rochelle and 

Hessie Rochelle were b Mch. 12, 1874, d young* 
George Gordon Rochelle, b Oct. 1, 1875, m Nov. 
15, 1899. 
Mary M. RocheUe, b Sept, 1836, d Feb. 5, 1848. 
Reuben Moores, m Jane Godbold. Issue: 

Mrs. J. E. Morris, 1103 Wood St., Texarkana, Tex. 
Thomas B. Moores, m Sarah Norvel, his first cousin, she being the 
dau of Margaret Moores Norvel. (See her line.) Issue: 
Margaret Moores, m James T. McDonald. Issue: 

WilliamH. McDonald m Edna Turner. Issue: 

Twins, d in infancy. 
Charles Moores McDonald, m Lelia Wardell. 

James S. McDonald. 
William McDonald. 
Charles Moores, m Annie McClane. No issue. 
Charles Moores, d in infancy. 
Anderson Ross Moores, m Pauline Garrett. Issue: 
Mrs. Robert Dunn, of Spokane, Wash. 
Francis Moores, m Dr. Allen. 

Jane Ross Moores, b Jan. 18, 1818, in Columbia, S. C, m James Moore, 
of Charleston, S. C. Issue: 

Charles Moores Moore, d in infancy. 

*Mary Elizabeth Harrison Moore, m fDr. John F. Hooks, of 
Selma, Ala. Issue: 

James Moore Hooks, d in infancy. 
Jane Ross Moore, m Samuel Johnston, of Arkansas. 

James Moore Johnston, m Eva Pickard. Issue: 
Lucille Johnston. 
Margaret Johnston. 
James Hooks Johnston. 
Chas. Pickard Johnston. 
Samuel Moore Johnston. 

^Coasbu. for f««r yoa will think I hava dona rvry little for my coantry. I will tell yoa. not effotiatieally. for I wish I 
eoaU luiv* aceompHalMd mart, nj aietar who mnrried mj hvsband'a brother had « large family, and I loved children and 
intlTt^ on her gMng me her a eeo n d boy. Jamea Moore Hooks, who we took at eisht years, edacated, and ffave him many 
advantacea. He is an U. D. and a ^reat liffht as a surseon. and my brother. David, dyinff my soon after the birth ef his 
only ehild, Dasye^ requested I shoald have her half of the time, so finally her mother gave her to me^ who has developed 
iMto a rnmd ehaneter. sorpassinfftr beantifal, who has a little boy. The three conatitnte aty life, making sunshine and 
radianee where ffhMm would eztet to a widow. If I can in my humble way assist yon farther, it will give my great 
pleaaufe. Devotedly. MART E. HOOKS. 

SIS South Main. Psrfa, Tezaa. Oct 81. 

tDr. John F. Hooks was a snrgeou general in the Civil War. on the Southern side. 


Mrs. Eva Piekard Jphnston, m 2d to J. A. Stone- 
ham, of Canada. Issue: 

Jack Johnston Stoneham. 
Infant, d unnamed. 
Percy Godbold Johnston, m Anne Bialhem 

No issue. 
Samuel Moore Johnston, d in youth. 
Lucile Harrison Johnston, d in youth. 
Francis Harrison Moore, m Charles A. Hooks, a bro of Dr. 
John F. Hooks. Issue: 

John F. Hooks, m Mable Dick. No issue. 
*James Moore Hooks, m Maude Hancock. No 

Payne Thomas Hooks, m Minnie Moore. 

Lillie Hooks. 
James Moore Hooks. 
Katheryn Hooks. 
James C. Moore, m Sarah Stell. He d soon after his mar- 
riage. Issue: 

James William Moore, m Marjorie McCreiston. 

Mary Elizabeth Moore. 
Eleanor Myrtle Moore. 
Richard Harrison Moore, m Mary Godbold. Issue: 

Infant, d unnamed. 
David Harrison Moore, m Marvin Ownsby. Issue: 
Dasye Moore, m Alfred Haejele. Issue: 
Alfred Haejele. 
Richard H. Moores, d unmarried. 

Sarah Harrison Ross Moores, b Nov. 10, 1810, d Sept. 19, 1893, m July 31, 
1833, to Willis Whitaker. (See note.) Issue: 

*Willis Whitaker, b in Faufield District. S. C, July 25, 1834, 
m Feb., 1865, Charlotte June* He d at Texarkana, 
Tex., Sept. 6, 1886. Issue: 

Willis Whitaker, the 5th, unmarried. 

Mary Jane Whitaker, m Philip D. Vincent, of 

Texarkana, Texas. 
Bessie Peay Whitaker, d age 16. 
Carrie Allison Whitaker, d infant. 

John Seldon Whitaker, d infant. 
Henry Moores Whitaker, d infant. 
Sally Williams Whitaker, d infant. 
Mary Harrison Whitaker, d infant. 
Charles Moores Whitaker, d infant 

*"tiy father, Willis Whitaker, was a ffraduata of Prlneeton Unirersity ia 1867— a man of beaatifal addnea, a moat 
flaent talker, whieh. together with his education and trarels. made him a man of affairs in his early manhood. He was 
possessed of that happy f aealty of winainff friends and retaining their friendship throaffhoat life. He enlisted as a 
private at Jefferson. Texas, in Bfay, 1861, in Company A. First Texas Regiment. Hood's Brigade. He served with this 
company in the Virginia eampaivn. wliere, shortly before the battle of Getty sbarr. he was transferred to a North Garo- 
lina reffiment. with the rank of lieutenant. In the battle of Gettyabnrs he sustained very severe InjurlaB, liavtns his 
riffht arm ahot away. He lay on that battle field, unable to move, faint and sick from loss of blood, was eaptnrsd by Um 
Federals, taken prisoner, and remained in prison, in Baltimore, from July 8, 1868, until thecloee of the war. During those 
two years his friends held no direct communication with him. From prison he went to North Carolina, wiiere he and my 
mother were married. While Sherman was burning Columbia, they could hear the exploeions and see the red irlare in Um 
slcy at niirht. They went to Florida on a weddins journey, and from there they set out for Texas, his home. This trip 
was made in a covered waffon— a very eventful one, fraught with dancer and ffreat difficulties. Tl&ey were compelled to 
travel this mode, however, since the railroads had been destroyed by Sherman in his march to the sea. They traveled 
thU way until they reached the Mississippi river, where they took a boat for Jefferson. Tbixas. My parents were amonv 
of Texarkana. Texas, my father beinff its first postmaster, and my mother beiny the only postmistress the place lias ever 
had. It was whila flilinff this appointment he died. In September, 1886. My mother was appointed to serve cut hit 
tonn." (By his daughter, Mary Whiteker Vincent.) 

Elizabeth Harrison Moores, b Sept. 3, 1814, d May 30, 1877. M 1st to Dr. 
James T. Rosborough, in Fairfield District, S. C, Nov. 22, 1838. He 
d Aug. 15, 1842. Issue: 

Mary Ann Rosborough, b Sept. 10, 1839, d Aug. 15, 1899, m 
Oct 9, 1861, to James B. Hooks, in Marion Co., Texas. 

Elizabeth Hooks, b Jan. 28, 1863. 
Mary Rosborough Hooks, b July 19, 18681 m 
Hugh Grafton, in Texarkana, Tex., April 
23, 1890. Issue: 

Ruth Grafton, b March 6, 1892. 
James Grafton, b Aug. 4, 1894. 
Nancy Jane Hooks, b Aug. 1, 1874. 
Pearla Hooks, b Jan. 9, 1877. 
*Capt. James Thomas Rosborough, b in Fairfield District, S. 
C, July 31, 1842, m Aug. 16, 1865, near Jefferson, 
Marion Ck)., Tex., to Martha Farish, of Vermont. Issue: 
Mary Converse Rosborough, b Aug. 31, 1866, m 
April 24, 1889, to F. C. Dumbeck. Issue: 
Mattie Fletcher Dumbeck, b Feb. 14, 
Thomas Whitaker Rosborough, b Sept. 7, 1868, 
m June 28, 1906, to Winifred Melville. 

Thomas Whitaker Rosborough, b 

Aug. 25, 1907. 
Ellen Parish Rosborough, b Oct. 28, 
1870, m Dec. 4, l&M, to Law- 
rence P. Beidelman. Issue: 
Elizabeth Beidelman, b 

Dec. 15, 1895. 
Mary Beidelman. 
Martha Beidelman, b 
June 7, 1901. 
Elizabeth Rosborough, b March 18, 
1873, m May 29, 1895, to Wm. 
N. Bemis. Issue: 

Hannah Bemis, b Mch. 

14, 1896. 
James Rosborough Be- 
mis, b Oct. 25, 1898. 
Elizabeth Bemis, b Sept. 

30, 1905. 
Dorothy Bemis, b July 
4, 1907. 
Martha Parish Rosborough, b July 
24, 1876, m Nov. 26, 1903, to 
Orlando S. Holliday. 
Jennie Parish Rosborough, b Nov. 
26, 1878, m Oct. 12, 1904, to 
Benj. G. Cox. Issue: 

*James T. Rosborouirh was attendinir a military school In North Carolina at the breaking oat of the civil war, and 
volunteered in one of the first companies formed in that State. The Governor placed this company (G) In the Sixth 
North Carolfaia State Troops, and commissioned him lien tenant. His initiation in battle was at Bull Run, July 21. 1861, 
and he was in all the principal battles of the Army of Northern Virginia from that time on. He was first wounded at 
Malvern Hill, and acain severely wounded at Sharpsburr. Durinir the proffrsss of the war, his Colonel, W.ID. Pender, 
was advanced to Major General, and he then selected him to serve upon his staff. At Gettysburg, Captain Roeborouirh 
was carrying orders upon the battlefield when his General fell, mortally wounded. He remained in the Confederate army 
until liay 20, 1866, making four full years of constant and hard service, gladly given, and he would willingly have 
extended It. 

H & 


Jennie Rosborouf^h Cox, 

b Apr. 11, 1906. 

Benj. G. Cox, b Sept. 18, 


James Thomas Rosborough, b Oct. 

24, 1881, d Jan. 10, 1888. 

Rachel Collison Rosborough, b Dec. 


Annie Thomas Rosborough, b April 

19, 1887, m Nov. 18, 1908, to 

Geo. W. Jacks. 

Elizabeth Harrison Moores Rosborough, m 2nd to Willis Whitaker after 

the death of his first wife, who was her sister, Sarah Harrison 

Ross Moores. (See her line.) They were m July 27, 1844. Issue: 

Benjamin Whitaker, b Dec. ^, 1844, in Bowie Co., Texas. 

He m Adine Patton. Issue: 

Waverly Whitaker, m and living in Louisiana. 
George Wheatly Whitaker, d without issue. 
James Rosborough Whitaker, d young. 

Benjamin Whitaker m 2nd to Anna Fowles. Issue: 
Benjamin Whitaker, d young. 

Elizabeth Moores Whitaker, b Dec. 10, 1847, m Robert J* 

Haywood, Dec. 12, 1866. Issue: 

Nancy Haywood, m Frank Hiller. 

Elise Haywood, m Weyman B. Dunlap. 
Abbie Haywood, m Henry D. Keith. 
William H. Haywood. 
Robert J. Haywood. 
Benjamin Whitaker Haywood. 

Nancy Martha Whitaker, b March 10, 1849, m George A. 

Wheatly, and d Feb. 9, 1874, without issue. 

(d) William Lowndes Whitaker, b Sept. 15, 1850, m Dora Dunn, 

dau of Hon. Poindexter Dunn, M. C. He d Oct. 14, 1906. 


William Lowndes Whitaker. 
Hubert Whitaker. 
Norman Whitaker. 

(e) Harrison Moores Whitaker, b in Cass Co., Texas, Feb. 9, 

1852, m 1st Martha Matilda Bonner, dau of Judge M. 

H. Bonner and his wife, Elizabeth Taylor. Issue: 

WaUam Whitaker, b July 21, 1875, m Alice 

Harrison Moores Whitaker, b Feb. 18, 1877, m 
Alice McKowen. 

Elizabeth Whitaker, b Nov. 17, 1878. 

Hubbard Bonner Whitaker, b June 19, 1881, d 

Annie Whitaker, b 1885. 

Judge Whitaker's first wife d May 22, 1892. He m 2nd Mary 

Eleanor O'Rouke, on Feb. 25, 1897. Issue: 

♦Francis Hunter Whitaker, b Oct. 30, 1898. 

David Harrison Moores, m Rachel Godbold. No issue. 

Eli Harrison Moores, b at Thorn Creek, Fairfield District, S. C, April 20, 

1815, d March 10, 1885. He m Minerva A. Janes, who was b on 

Fisher's Prairie, Ark., Jan, 13, 1826, d June 8, 1868. Issue: 

Charles Harrison Moores, b Dec. 17, 1848, d June 12, 1906, m 

tTamar Hargrove. Issue: 


Mrs. Tamar Harsrove Moores was born at WiUiamsburff, Miss., near Brandon. Her father. J. L. HarffroTeb was a 
lawyer at Brandon before the seventies. She has freely assisted the writer with this branch of the Moores family, and 
without her, the abore records would not have been as complete as they are. 


Eli Hargrove Moores, b Mch. 22, 1882. 
Charles Gaither Moores, b Sept. 22, 1883. 
Mary Minerva Moores, b April 20, 1886, m Mr. 
Dixon. Issue: 

Lena Tamar Dixon, b Feb. 11, 1909. 
John Hargrove Moores, b March 22, 1887. 
Tamar Hargrove Moores, b Nov. 8, 1888, m Mr. 
Clay. Issue: 

Pauline Clay, b Jan. 1, 1909. 
Mary Louise Clay, b May 27, 1911. 
Mary Harrison Moores, b Mch. 4, 1851, d Aug. 4, 1857. 
William M. Moores, b Dec. 30, 1852, m Rilla Bonham. Issue: 
Minnie Minerva Moores, b June 28, 1875, at Tex- 
arkana, Tex., m W. A. Boon, of Simms, 
Tex. Issue: 

Mattie Elizabeth Boon, b Jan. 14, 

Charlie Massack Boon, b Oct. 6, 1899. 
*Minnie M. M. Boon, m 2nd Crawford L. Cox. 
Mattie Moores, b Nov. 23, 1878, m J. M. LaSaUe. 
Willie B. Moores, b Dec. 4, 1896. 
Eli Harrison Moores, b Jan. 1, 1856, d Feb. 22, 1882. 
Thomas B. Moores, b Nov. 29, 1857, d Feb. 3, 1920 m, 1st 
Mary Ann Bonham. Issue: 

Miner A. Moores, b Dec, 1882, m Charlton Win- 
Thomas B. Moores, m 2nd Stella Jenks. She m 

2nd Louie Killings. 
Mary Moores, b March 15, 1898. 
Nancy Harrison Moores, b Oct. 28, 1859, m John C. Watts. 
He was b in Lownes Co., Ala., July 22, 1846. Issue: 

Dr. Eli Moores Watts, b Jan. 2, 1885. 
Lizzie E. Watts, g Aug. 12, 1886. 
John C. Watts, b Aug. 28, 1888. 
Thomas Jefferson Watts, b July 18, 18^0. 
David Moores Watts, b June 15, 1892. 
Minerva Janes Watts, b Jan. 21, 1895. 
Monroe P. Watts, b Dec. 19, 1897. 
Mamie Harrison Watts, b Nov. 4, 1899. 

Sarah B. Moores, b Deo. 24, 1861, d Jan. 22, 1896, m Jackson 

Clements. Issue: 

Jennie Moores Clements, b Sept. 22, 1882, m 

William Carroll Timberlake. 

Peter Clements, b Nov. 3, 1888. 

Minerva A. Moores, b Feb. 7, 1864, d July 23, 1883, m W. H. 

Cullom, She died. He m Maria L. Moores. 

tWilliam Henry Harrison Moores, youngest child of Charles and Mary 

Harrison Moores, was b July 23, 1830, and d April 25, 1898. He m 

1st Matilda Cooper, Dec. 25, 1852. Issue: 

Southern Moores, d at about 10 years of age. 

Dickie Moores, d at about 14 years of age. 

Matilda Moores, d at about 3 years of age. 

Jane Ross Moores, b Sept. 2, 1858, m Dec. 11, 1877, to John 

M. McGill. Issue: 

Lillian Douglass McGill, b Oct. 19, 1878, d Sept 

13, 1885. 

Son, b Jan. 1, 1879, d Jan. 7, 1879. 

*M r. Boon died in 1930. Mrs. Boon with her two children moved to Montana in 1906, where she married Crawford 
L. Cox. They^ homastea led land in Busteed, Montana, where they still reside, in the sheep business, 
tSee note, page 87. 


Mary McElwee McGill, b April 16, 1881, m R. H. 
Burgess, June 6, 1900. Issue : 

Matilda Cooper Burgress, b Oct. 2, 
Matilda Cooper McGill, b Nov. 14, 1883, m John 

5. Burgess, Apr. 10, 1903. Issue: 

John S. Burgess, b Jan. 1, 1904. 
Richard Cooper Burgess, b Aug. 23, 
Willie Moores McGill, b Dec. 17, 1887, m W. H. 

Vaughan, July 1, 1910. 
Margaret Jane McGill, b July 13, 1889. 
Latona Bruce McGill, b Jan. 1, 1891.* 
John McElwee McGill, b Nov. 24, 1893, d Oct. 4, 
W. H. H. Moores, m 2nd to Marie Louise Ross, who at the time of her 
marriage to W. H. H. Moores was the Widow Adams. She d Mch. 
19, 1875. This marriage was on Sept. 24, 1863. Issue: 

*William Henry HarHson Moores 2nd, b May 22, 1865, m Mary 
Lunsford Thorne, June 19, 1888. (For her lineage, see 
Wade line.* Issue: 

tWilliam Henry Harrison Moores 3rd, b Feb. 10, 

Lunsford Thorne Moores, b Oct. 14, 1892. 
Francis Maryon Moores, b Oct. 24, 1900. 
'"Baby Moores,'' son, b July 28, 1902, d July 31, 
Martha Moores, b Feb. 25, 1906, d March 6, 1906. 
"Our Little Boy," b Sept 21, 1907, d Sept. 26. 1907. 
Maria Ross Moores, b Aug. 14, 1867, m William Heber Cullom, 
Nov. 18, 1885. Issue: * 

William Heber Cullum, b Jan. 13, 1890, d Feb. 

22, 1891. 
Douglass Moores Cullom, b Jan. 13, 1890, d Mch. 

6, 1891. 

Lucile Ross Cullom, b Feb. 9, 1892. 
Robert Bruce Cullom, b Aug. 5, ivXX^. 
Latona Moores, b Nov. 30, 1869, m 1st to Robert Carey Bruce, 

May 15, 1889. No issue. 
L. M. B. m 2nd to Bruce Christopher, June 3, 1908. 
Nora Lee Moores, b Dec. 10, 1872, m John Clelland Fontaine, 
Nov. 28, 1895. Issue: 

Edna Fontaine, b Nov. 1, 1896. 
John Clelland Fontaine, b Feb. 28, 1897. 
Wallace Moores Fontaine, b Feb. 12, 1899. 
W. H. H. Moores m 3rd on April 20, 1876, to Mary Letherd Douglass. No 
issue. (For her lineage see Wade line.) Mrs. Mary Moores died 
Oct. 12, 1900. 

tCoL W. H. H. Motona, Sr., was bom near Lonfftown, Fairfield Coonty, S. C on July 28, 1880. He was the youngest 
son of Charles Moores. When about 10 years of age his father nunred from South Carolina to Bowie County, Texas. The 
remainder of his life was spent in this county, and until a few years before his death, on the farm settled by his parents 
in the early days. He was generous to a f aulL In his lovely country home hospitality reigned supreme. Be was a 
typical Southern gentleman. His motto must have been. "Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do^ do with thy might," for 
his flowers, gardens, orchards and farms were kept in perfect order. It was bold that on one occasion he had bought 
quits a number of fruit trees from an old friend, but he was disappointed in them, and had this friend to come over and 
faispect the orchard. After looking for some time he remarked. "Why. Mr. Moores, you have assassinated them with 
kindness." In all of his undertakings his work was thorough. He was sent to Lexington, Ky., to school, and afterward 
attended Prineeton. He was a great reader, and kept up with current events, etc. A few years before his death he left 

(Notes eontinned next page.) 



(a) 'The story of the material and progressive development of Bowie County and Texarkana 
would not be complete without the name of James F. Rochelle. 

Just as the old-time spinning-wheel and loom was a fixture way back in the halcyon days 
of Possum Trot, so the name of Rochelle is known to every man, woman and child in all this 
section of country. Jim Rochelle was bom and raised here. All his life has been spent right 
here, and every interest he has this side of the great beyond is right here in Bowie County. In 
fact, he is identified, and has been identified since he was a child, with everything that makes 
for the development in the very best way of Bowie County and the section in which he has Inred. 

Among the pioneers and settlers of the great East Texas Wilderness, the name of Rochelle 
stands out prominent and significant. 

Jim Rochelle in his capable and honest way has served the people in the capacity of Con- 
stable and Sheriff. The records of the office show that his administration has been one of 
impartiality. His every act has been without fear or favor, keeping at all times in view the fact 
that the laws were paramount and must be observed regardless of those whose toes were 
pinched or stepped upon. It has made not a particle of difference to him whether the enforce- 
ment of the laws has met with the approval of certain friends. As long as the law remains on 
the statute book, he states that he is goihg to see that people obey the laws, whether they like it 
or not Whether in office or out of office, it is his plain intention to treat everybody alike, 
enforcing the law as he finds it on the statutes. 

He is now filling the office of Sheriff for the third term, is an active member of the Texas 
Sheriffs' Association, and is retiring voluntarily from politics for the present at the expiration of 
his term." — Clipping. 

(b) Eugene H. Rochelle, Sr., was born in North Carolina and very early emigrated to Texas. 
He was a successful physician and surgeon, and began the practice in 1855 and continued until a 
year before his death. In 1862 he was called into the service of the Confederacy in the capacity 
of Surgeon, in which position he continued, and gave relief to many suffering and wounded 
soldiers throughout the war. In 1855 he married Catherine S. Anderson, in Clarkesville, Red 
River County, Texas, but moved to Bowie County, where he died in 1885. He was a devoted 
father, husband and friend, and counted his friends by the score. His talents were unusual, and 
his nobleness of heari caused all to love him. His wife and five children survived him. 

Mrs. Catherine Rochelle was bom in Richmond, Va., December 6, 1836. Sh6 received a 
liberal education in literature and music, and was a fine pianist, being sought after to play in all 
the large gatherings in her vicinity. She was the mother of eleven children, only five of whom 
lived to maturity, and at the present time only two are living. The shock of her husband's death 
completely changed her from the sunny, happy woman she had always been to one of sadness. 
She survived till 1896. Though depressed by the grief that had been hers, she did her utmost 
to make the lives of those around her happy and bright. 

his country home and moved to Texarkana, Texas. Here the last few years of his life were spent. He was a member of 
the M. E. Church. South. The ministers of the Gospel always found a hearty welcome in his homew (See picture.) 

* William Henry Harrison Moores, Jr.. was bom at the "old Moores home," in Bowie County. Texas, May 22» 1866. 
At 19 years of age he had the management of his father's saw-mill. He followed this avocation for some years. When 
abiut 25 years old he was elected Treasurer of Bowie County, holding this office three terms (six years.) He assisted fai 
organizing the City National Bank, of Texarkana. Texas, and was Vice-President and Cashier of this institution until 
failing health forced him to resign and seek out-door employment. He therefore began again in the lumber business, and 
since has been (General Manager for companies in Louisiana and Texas —is at this time General Manager for the National 
Lumber and Creosoting Mills, at Saltillo, Texas. He is a member of the Southern Presbyterian Church, and has served 
as an Elder for a number of years. His kind and sympathetic nature has made him noany true friends. (See picture.) 

tWi H. H. Moores 3rd. "William the Third," was born in Bowie County, Feb. 10, 1890. He attended the public and 
private school of Texarkana, Texas. Was a student in the Peacock Military School, in San Antonio, for one term. Has 
been in Austin (College, Sherman, Texas, the past three years, where, in connection with his literary course, he has taken 
civil engineering, which he hopes to finish at the University of Texas or Boston School of Technology. He has been a 
member of the Southern Presbyterian Church since 16 years of age. (See picture.) 

Moat of the descendants of CTharles W. Moores live in and around Texarkana, Texas, and hold positions of honor 
and respect in the social and business world of that section. They have followed the example of their worhty aneeator* 
in giving their children the best opportunities for education, and therefore have equipped them for their rightful sphems 
In life. 


(c) Mrs. Sam Watlington lives at Hooks, Texas. She and her family are devoted Christians. 
She has a great pride in her ancestry, and is rearing her children to be a credit to their ancestors. 

(d) 'The passing away of Mr. W. L. Whitaker takes from active life a man of fine executive 
ability, the best years and efforts of his life having been given to Texarkana. 

He and his family of brothers and sisters were among the pioneer citizens of the West 
Side. The most beautiful modern homes in the Texas city have been built and occupied by his 
people. Every church on the Texas side of town stands on ground donated by a member of his 
family— his mother's brother. 

His executive ability, aided by the co-operation of his brother, Ben Whitaker, and James 
Rosborough, gave to our city the K. C. S. Railway, one of the greatest commercial arteries of 
business that brings its load of important financial wealth to our coffers. This family of brother 
finally lost heavily, in a financial sense, in the disposition of this road in its embryo, but Texar- 
kana lost nothing. Texarkana has today, in full force of wealth and influence, this mill train, 
now grown to a mighty trunk line, and for this W. L. Whitaker and his brothers gave their years 
of vigor and their best financial force. They came to Texarkana with an ample bank account, 
and the best they had has been given to the city. 

W. L. Whitaker belonged to a family of social and intellectual culture. He was educated 
in the University of Virginia, and took a finishing course at the University of Berlin, Germany. 
He spoke the modem languages fluently, and was equally conversant with the ancient. He was 
a linguist of wide scope of culture and a scholar of deep thought and .untiring energy. 

W. L. Whitaker's father, Capt. Willis Whitaker, came from South Carolina to Texas in its 
Republic days, and settled six miles west of Texarkana, and this son, W. L., was bom Sept. 15, 
1850, on this home, the head-right survey of Capt. Willis Whitaker. South Bowie Coun^ can 
claim with pride this noble son. His father was the best farmer in all the country around. Thus 
we see this executive ability is an inheritance in this family. 

His surviving sons, William L., Jr., Hubert and Norman, are left to take up his worth, and 
right well will they receive the mantle of their noble sire. His mother was a Miss Moores. From 
this maternal ancestry this family are immediate descendants of same family of Harrisons as 
President W. H. H. Harrison. The name W. H. H. Harrison runs through every branch of the 
family. His ancestors on both sides are South Carolinians, and among the prominent leaders, 
socially, commercially and politically. 

Mr. Whitaker had three sisters and four brothers. Of these the survivors are James T. 
Rosborough, Ben Whitaker, of Alexandria, La., and Judge Harrison Moores- Whitaker, of Beau- 
mont, Texas, and Mrs. Sallie Moores-Haywood, of Beaumont, Texas. 

Mr. Whitaker was a brainy man, in thought and enterprise twenty years ahead of his 
times. This advanced enterprise often caused people not to understand him. But he was 
admired and respected, deeply loved by all who knew him intimately. Texarkana of today owes 
him a debt of appreciation for the useful enterprises inaugurated by him twenty years ago. 

W. L. Whitaker's present home was in Alexandria, La., and he leaves there to mourn his 
absence the widow and three sons. Mr. Whitaker married Miss Dora Dunn, daughter of ex- 
Congressman Poindexter Dunn, in June, 1876, pnd to this marriage six children have been bom. 

He was a communicant in the Episcopal church."— Clipping 

(e) It is interesting to note that the Willis Whitaker mentioned on page 85, belonged to the 
same Whitaker family, who lived near A. B. Ross, and was mentioned by him in his diary almost 
daily. Willis Whitaker who married Elizabeth Harrison Moores was the son of * 'Major Whit- 
aker," and at the time the old diary was written he was a small child. The lands owned by 
"Major Whitaker" were purchased by him from A. B. Ross, and were near his home. The fol- 
lowing in regard to the Whitaker family was furnished by Judge Harrison Moores Whiiaker: 

''The Willis Whitaker mentioned in the diary of your grandfather, Arthur Brown Ross, was 
my grandfather. The Mrs. Mary Whitaker mentioned was probably the wife of Thomas Whit, 
aker, a cousin of my grandfather. She was a sister of my grandmother. My grandmother died 
about 1801, when my father was only 3 years old. I have my grandfather's walking stick now, 
and prize it very highly." 

"Willis Whitaker, son of James Whitaker, was bom about 1750. Served first as a captain in 
Joseph Kershaw's regiment in the Revolutionary army. After release from his imprisonment by 
the British at Charleston, he served under Sumpter, and afterwards in some ottker command, 

holding, as I understand, the rank of major. He served twice as a member of the South Caro- 
lina Legislature in the early formation of the government. 

He married Sarah Williams, about 1794, and to them were bom four children, James 
Wiggins, Matilda, who died young and without issue, Mary, who married Dr John Milling, and 
Willis Whitaker, my father. 

''Historic Camden," on page 396, gives something of the Whitaker family, but is in error 
in saying that we are descended from the Rev. Alexander Whitaker, the Apostle to Virginia. 
He remained a bachelor, and was drowned in the James River. We are the descendants of his 
half-bother, as I understand. 

My father, Willis Whitaker, was born on the 23rd of September, 1V98, in Kershaw District, 
South Carolina. Came to Texas in 1840. Lived for a time in Bowie County, Texas, afterwards 
removed to Cass County, Texas, where he died on the 19th day of March, 1867. He was a man 
of gentle manners, superb dignity, great executive ability, and bom to command. Taking into 
consideration the natural bias of a son, I believe I can truthfully say that, in these respects, he 
was the most remarkable man I ever knew. You will notice by reference to pages 84 and 85 
that he was first married to Sarah Harrison Ross Moores and then her sister, Elizabeth Harrison 
Moores Rosborough. 

I am a descendant of Henry Moores and his wife, Jane Ross, through their oldest child, 
Charles Moores, who was my grandfather. Charles Moores married Mary Harrison, who was the 
daughter, of Reuben Henry Harrison and his wife, Sarah Burge or Burgess. This Harrison family 
is the same as that which furnished the signer of the Declaration of Independence and two 
Presidents. They came originally from Virginia and settled on the Wateree River, in Fairfield 
District, South Carolina, where my grandfather, Charles Moores, and grandmother, Mary Harri- 
son, were married. There were bom to this couple fourteen children, twelve of whom 
lived to mature years and nine of whom left descendants. My mother was Elizabeth 
Harrison Moores, daughter of Charles Moores and Mary Harrison. She was bom Sept. 3, 1814, 
and was married to my father, Capt. Willis Whitaker, here in Texas in July, 1844 (second 
marriage) , and I, who am their youngest child, was bom in Cass County, Texas, on the 9th of 
February, 1852, and, as you will note, was named for my mother, leaving off the Elizabeth. In 
his day and generation my father was well to do, as riches were then measured — was a large 
slave owner. He died on the 19th of March, 1867, and my mother died on May 30, 1877. 

The children of this couple had the advantages of a liberal education. I received my 
training in preparatory schools in North Carolina and Virginia and finished at the University of 
Virginia. I prepared myself for the law, to which I have given the years of my manhood with- 
out intermission. I was appointed by the Grovernor of Texas, Judge of one of our District Courts, 
when I was 25 years of age, and have the distinction of having been the youngest man who ever 
held that office in Texas. I have never been a politician, and my time has been too much taken 
up with my profession to give it to anything else." 


*JOHN MOORES was b Oct. 9, 1777, and d Oct. 29, 1844, in Tennessee. He m Jean 
Conger, a dau of John Conger and Mary Ross. (See Conger line for her 
lineage.) She was b Oct. 12, 1777, and d July 25, 1840. Issue: 

tEli Moore, b Mch. 29, 1798, d Aug. 17, 1855, m 1st to Finnetta Hines, who 
was b July 12, 1807, d Dec. 19, 1834. Issue: 

Alexander Moores, m Minerva Burgess. Issue: 

John E. Moores, m and lives in Huntsville, Ala. 
Henry Moores, unmarried. 

*John Moor«a dropped th« "a" from his name and was known as Moore, as are some of hie deicendants 
today. He was a well educated man. He studied medicine, bat his tombstone arives him the title of Major instead of 
Doctor. His wife was a sister of Isaac Conner's. The two swapped sisters. Both John and Jane or Jean Conser Moore 
are buried in the old CSoncer graveyard in Tennessee, near Fayetteville. His tombstone bears this inscription, "Let this 
commemorate the birth and death of Major John Moore, the Friend of the Orphan, Widow and Suffering Humanity." 

tBoth Eli Moore and his wife. Finnetta Hines Moore, are buried in the old Gonser graveyard near Fkyetteville, Tenn, 
Mrs. Thoe. J. Moore, with her son Thomas and daughter Nannie, live in Italy, Texas, where Thomas B. Moore is a prom* 
Inant business man. Just one-half a mile east of Italy is their old home, where all the family were bom and reared to 
be grown. 

Eli Moore lived near Fayetteville, Tenn., until his second marriage^ whan he moved to ConnerBville, Tean., wbi 
tlM wns of his son Jamea now reaida. 

Shelby Moores, unmarried. 

Daughter, who m Mr. VeHamlin. Issue: 

One child. 
Mrs. Maittre Clayton. Issue: 
Minerva Clayton. 
Joseph Clayton. 
Thomas M6ore, b Apr. 3» 1832, m Nannie P. Nichols, Jan. 26, 
1859. He d Feb. 6, 1898. Issue: 

Alexander D. Moore, b March 26, 1860, d Nov. 
22, 1899, m AUce Collier, Dec. 21, 1882. 

Lillian May Moore, m Dick Moberly, 
of Albany, Texas, Feb. 25, 
1904. Issue: 

Sam Tom Moberly, b 
June 7, 1909. 
Wilna V. Moore. 
Beatrice Moore, m E. L. Stone, June 

14, 1911. 
Johnnie Lee Moore. 
Nannie Laura Moore. 
Thomas C. Moore. 
Ammie Moore. 
Nannie D. Moore, b April 8, 1862. 
Thomas E. Moore, b Nov. 22, 1864. 
Joseph N. Moore, b March 1, 1867, m Sammie 
Davis, Oct. 18, 1898. Issue: 
Bonnie Belle Moore. 
Joe Davis Moore. 
Lynette Moore. 
Jack Hamilton Moore. 
Emily R. Moore. 
Helen E. Moore. 
John H. Moore, b Dec. 9, 187>, m Dec. 90, 1894, 
to Bettie Price, of Italy, Texas. Issue: 
Pearl Moor^, d March, 1898. 
Ruby Moore. 
Thomas B. Moore. 
Otto Moore. 
Leonard Moore. 
Alexander Moore. 
Alton Moore. 
Mary Moore, b Feb. 26, 1834, d Oct. 28, 1844. 
*John D. Moores, b March 27, 1830, m Lucy Caldwell in 1859. 
She was b April 1, 1837. Issue: 

Finnetta Moores, b May 21, 1862, d young. 
Mary Pearl Moores, b July 20, 1878, d young. 
James Horton Moores, b Oct. 4, IS80, d young. 
Lizzie Matt Moores, b May 21, 1862, m John Tim- 
mins. Issue: 

Iliff Timmins, 
John William Timmins. 
Robert Timmins. 
William Hester Moores, b Dec. 7, 1868, m Miss 
McKibbon. at Mooresville, Tenn. Issue: 

*'l do not eUimany war reeord. I went out with Forest* s Cavalry; was only in a few skirmishes before I fell sick. 
I am a farmer. Read law; got license to practice jost at the beffinning of the war, which made me a farmer. 


Mary Pearl Moores. 
Manralin Moores. 
John D. Moores, unmarried. 
Eli Moore m 2nd to Agnes Broadway. Issue: 

James B. Moores m Emma Davis. Issue: 
Mary Moores, age about 17. 
William Moores, age about 14. 
Garrett Moores, age about 12. 
Thomas Moores, m May London. Issue: 
Sadie D. Moores. 
WUlie Emma Moores. 
London Moores. 
^Elizabeth Damo Moores, b Jan. 8, 1842, m Mr. Davis. 

No issue. 
*Martha Conger Moores, b Jan. 8, 1844, m Mr. Clayton. No 
Eli Moore m 3rd Rachel Hunter. No issue. 


ELIZABETH MOORES, dau of Henry Moores and Jean Ross, was bom in South 
Carolina, July 9, 1779, m Joel Payne. Issue: 

Hiram Payne, b 1803, m Maraldon Hamilton, in Shelby County, Tenn., 
March 1, 1831. Issue: 

Aramintha Payne, b Sept. 22, 1834, m tEarl C. Bronaugh at 
Jacksonport, Ark, July 11, 1854. He was b March 4, 
1831. Issue: 

Anna Hamilton Bronaugh, b at Little Rock, Ark., 

Aug. 1, 1855, d Jan. 6, 1869. 
Jerrie Watkins Bronaugh, b in Brownsville, Ark., 

March 16, 1857, d May 6, 1858. 
Earl WUliams Bronaugh, b in Helena, Ark., Feb. 

27, 1859, d Nov. 15, 1861. 
Mary Belle Bronaugh, b in Helena, Ark., May 29, 

1861, d Oct. 14, 1862. 
Elizabeth Craig Bronaugh, b in San Francisco, 
Cal., March 8, 1864, d Dec. 31, 1868. 
tEarl Clapp Bronaugh, b in Cleburne, Ark., Feb. 
26, 1866, m Grace L. Huggins, who was b 
Sept., 1869. Issue: 

Elizabeth Bronaugh, b May 31, 1889, 

m Nov. 20, 1910, to J. E. Hall. 

Lewis Judson, Bronaugh, b Feb. 28, 

Earl Clapp Bronaugh, b May 19, 1894. 
Polly Bronaugh, b July 20, 1898. 
Joel Bronaugh, m Oct 21, 1891, to Ella Jeffrey. 
She was b in 1871. Issue: 

Lucile Bronaugh, b Oct. 1, 1892. 
Margaret Bronaugh, b Jan. 27, 1894. 
Anna May Bronaugh, b July 20, 1898. 
Joel W. Payne, b in Portland, Ore., Jan. 23, 1869, m Anna 
Bigbee. Issue: 

^Mn, B. D. Davk, Mn. IL C Clayton and John D. MoorM am the only BaxTirinA mambers of tbair generation. Thar 
f vmiahed the above records. 

tEarl C Bronauffh* Sr.. Circuit Judge, State of Arlcanaaa. 

tEarl C. Bronaugh, Jr., Circuit Judges State of Oregon. 


Augusta Payne. 

Julia Payne, m Earl Cleland. 

Frank Payne. 

George Flanders Payne. 
♦Robert Payne. 
Marilla Payne, m John Manning. 
Harriet Payne, m Humphey Cobb. 
Culberson Payne, m Miss Scott. 
tWilliam Payne, m Jemima Holloway. 
Henry Payne, m Harriet Judson. 
Margaret Payne, m Alex. Stephens. 
Mary Ann Payne, m Dr. Lewis. 


MARY MOORES, b Nov. 15, 1782, m her cousin, Isaac Conger, son of John and Mary 
Ross Conger. She d March 4, 1857, in Tennessee, and is interred in the Conger 
graveyard near Fayetteville, Tenn. (See Conger line for her descendants.) 


PHOEBE MOORES, b Jan. 11, 1785. She married Mr. Stillwell and lived in Ten- 
nessee. Nothing further is known of her. 


ISABELLA MOORES, b Feb. 4, 1787. No records. 


SARAH W. MOORES, dau of Henry Moores and Jean Ross, was b Sept. 22, 1788, d 
June 22, 1857. She m James Higgins, who was b Oct. 11, 1772 and d April 13, 
1858. (See picture.) Issue: 

Anne Jane Higgins, b Nov. 23, 1829, d Dec. 11, 1865, m Sept. 2, 1847, to 
George Whitaker, who was b June 13, d June 17, 1900. Issue: 
♦♦John J. Whitaker, b Nov. 15, 1850, d Nov. 25, 1901, m Sept 1, 
1885, to May Etta Prosser. Issue: 

Ross Landers Whitaker, b June 24, 1890. 
Anne Jane Whitaker, b July 1, 1892. 
Gladys Whitaker, b April 12, 1899. 
SaUie Hammond Whitaker, b Sept. 9, 1852, m Jessie Childers. 

James Robert Childers, b Nov., 1875, m Sept. 1, 
1897, to Beatrice Prosser. Issue: 
Ethel Childers. b Nov. 2, 1898. 
Roberta Childers, b July 6, 1906. 
Sallie H. Whitaker, m 2nd to tDr. Francisco Rice. Issue: 
George Whitaker Rice, b Oct. 10, 1889. 
Holden Moores Rice, b Dec. 1, 1892. 
Florence Ellen Rice, b April 27, 1905. 

A f mitleBs sffort has been made to locata th« descendants of the other chOdren of Elisabeth and Joel Payne. 
Please send infonnation, if possible. 

I know but little in rearard to the Payne desoendants. When I was small I remember two srirls named Amelia and 
Lizsie Payne They went to school in my home town. This is all I know. CORDIE IL JONBS. 

*Died in the Philippines from exposure in the army. 

tHe was many years a steamboat captain on the Mississippi River, between New Orleans and St. Louis. 

**His widow married M. D. Mansfield, and lives in Fayetteville, Tenn. 

tPraaeisco Rice was a veteran of the Mexican war, an officer in the Confederate Army and a prorainent phytielaa. 
He also served in the Alabama State Senate for twenty ji 


WUliun Rufus Whitaker, b Aug. 12, 1859, d about 1891, m 
Lucy Taylor. Issue: 

WUliam Ross Whitaker. 
Henry Ross Whitaker, b Sept. 25, 1857, d July 24, 1901, m 

Pink Rhea. No issue: 
ICary Washington Whitaker, b July 23, 1860, m Feb. 14, 1884, 
to Douglas Sugg, who was b Oct. 29, 1856, d July 3, 
1897. Issue: 

Mag Ellen Sugg, d age 14 years. 
I Anne Sugg, b Sept. 11, 1888. 
Mary W. Whitaker, m 2nd to N. A. Sorrels, and resides at 
Fayetteville, Tenn. 


tMARGARET MOORES, b Dec. 25, 1790, m Mr. Norvel. Her dau, Margaret Norvel, 
m her first cousin, Thos. B. Moores. (See page 82.) 


HENRY MOORES, son of Henry Moores and Jean Ross, was bom Aug. 13, 1793, and 
died Sept. 21, 1840. His wife, Fannie Reese, was b Feb. 6, 1797, and d Jan. 28, 
1829. (See her picture.) Issue: 

*William Hopkins Moores, b Aug. 6, 1818, d May 7, 1884, m Margaret Mer- 
tilla Bell, March 30, 1841, who was b June 1, 1818, d April, 1874. 

Fannie Reese Moores, b Jan. 31, 1842, m 1st to Hildreth 
Wells, Jan. 1, 1868. She d April 29, 1900. Issue: 

William Hildreth Wells, b Nov. 26, 1868, d March 
28, 1909, unmarried. 
Fannie Reese Moores, m 2nd to Wesley Light, Feb. 18, 1883. 
John Bell Moores, b July 29, 1844, d March 6, 1845. 
Mary McCord Moores, b Oct. 6, 1846, m Charlie Jones, Nov. 
3, 1876. Issue: 

Horace Moores Jones, b Nov. 26, 1878, m Mar- 
garet Lucile Franklin, Mar. 23, 1905. Issue: 
Mary Erline Jones, b Nov. 24, 1906. 
Howard Moores Jones, b Oct. 11, 
Earl Hopkins Jones, b Jan. 5, 1882, m Oct 14, 
to Mary Jane Huffman. Issue: 

Louise Jones, b Oct. 19, 1910. 
Martha Jordan Moores, b Nov. 4, 1850, d Dec. 13, 1854. 
William Henry Moores, b Dec. 19, 1853, m Mary Margaret 
Taylor. She d July 23, 1883. Issue: 

Mary Mertilla Moores, b Nov. 21, 1878. 
Fannie Bell Moores, b April 6, 1881. 
William H. Moores, m 2nd Mrs. Hattie Park, Jan. 8, 1902. 
Oscar Moores, b Nov. 30, 1859, d May 2, 1862. 

^Inlbted in war in 1862 as Captain and was promoted to Major and served antil close of war. 

*M7 father. Wm H. Moores, was a farmer. I wrote you his war reoord. My husband is a farmer. Our oldest son 
CHorace Moores), is telesraph operator and Depot Asent at Huntland. Franklin County, Tenn. Our youngest (Barl Hop- 
kins), is manajrer of a flouring mill at Fayetteville, Tenn. I suppose brother (William Henry Moores) has written yon 
that he is manager of a mercantile establishment in his town (Bevier, Ky.) I will anxiously await the tidings of the 
destination of the picture. Lovingly, your unknown cousin, MRS. CHARLIE JONES. 

tShe was also called Peggy. John D. Moores, of Connersville, Tbnn., writes: "Aunt Peggy had three children. Jane, 
Brown and Henry. Since the war I have lost sight of them. When I was a boy, I used to visit my aunts with my 
father. They lived at Bell Buckle, Tenn. Since the civil war I have lost sight of them." 

t Anne Sugg is the genealoirist of this braaeh, and, for eae ef her ttgm, is oirtMually to tsrs at ed fa familr Uat«T. 


Mary Leftwich Moores, b July 29, 1820, m Aug. 30, 1838, to E. G. G. Bean- 
land. Issue: 

Francis Mary Beanland, b Aug. 15, 1839, d Nov. 1, 1843. 
Margaret M. Beanland, b Feb. 28, 1841, d Dec. 27, 1845. 
*Henry E. Beanland, b Sept. 10, 1842, died in prison in the 

service of the C. S. A., at Alton, 111. 
tJames H. Beanland, b March 25, 1844, m Sept. 27, 1870, to 
Sallie A. Pitts. Issue: 

Charlie E. Beanland, b Oct. 18, 1871. 
May B. Beanland, b Jan. 24, 1875, m W. P. 
Holmes. Issue: 

Alice Holmes. 
Finnie Holmes. 
James Holmes. 
Anna Holmes. 
Mack Holmes. 
Ed Holmes. 
Leonard Holmes. 
Oliver Holmes. 
Riley Holmes. 
Ray H. Beanland, b July, 1877, d infant. 
J. H. Beanland m 2nd to Mary F. Sherrill, Feb. 6, 1879. Issue: 
Jessie M. Beanland, b Jan. 22, 1882, m H. L. 
Thomason: Issue: 

Charles Thomason. 
Ed Thomason. 
Dewey Thomason. 
Ray Thomason. 
Thomas Thomason. 
Jewel Thomason. 
Eber Thomason. 
Helen Thomason. 
W. H. Beanland, d 1900. 
Luther W. Beanland. 
Curtis M. Beanland, b Sept. 1, 1887. 
Hugh S. Beanland, b Nov. 14, 1892. 
Charles Ed Beanland, m Anna Keene. Issue: 
Thelma Beanland. 
Kenneth Beanland. 
tWilliam F. Beanland, b April 2, 1846. 
Martha R. Beanland, b Sept. 27, 1847, m Jan. 20, 
1870, to G. W. D. Porter. Issue: 
Zuella Porter. 
Frank Porter. 
Wesley Porter. 
Carl Porter. 
Terry Porter. 
Jane Brown Beanland, b Dec. 6, 1849, m Edwin 
B. Forbes, Dec. 6, 1870. Issue: 

Mary Lou Forbes, b Feb. 6, 1872, m 
Geo. L. Murray, Apr. 28, 1911. 

^J^earj E. Beanland joined the Confederate Army and f ouffht in the battle of Perry ville, and atterwaxda joined the 
Gayafar And was captured and taken to Alton. Illinois, where he died in prison. 

tJamee H. Beanland joined the Confederate army, 82nd Miasiasippi regiment, and was wounded at the battle of 
Perryrille, Ky., and came out of battle with seven bullet holes in his body, and also received a severe wound at the 
bottle of Atlanta, Ga. 

tWilUam F. Beanland was a soldier in General Forest* s body ffuaxd. He fought fan the battle of Franklin, 
Tennessee^ and spUt his life's blood there. 

J. Berton Forbes, b Feb. 4, 1874, m 
Eddie Carter, Sept. 27, 1903. 

Carter B. Forbes, b June 

29, 1904. 
Bert Forbes. 
Nellie Brown Forbes, b April 1, 1876, m W. M. 
Reid, Sept. 6, 1898, d Mch. 10, 1910. Issue: 
Whitney Beall Reid, b June 6, 1900. 
Velma Francis Reid, b Oct. 16, 1901. 
Wayne Edwin Reid, b Jan. 20, 1907. 
Joseph L. Beanland, b Jan. 18, 1852, d 1854. 
Jordan M. Beanland, b Nov. 27, 1857, m Alice Weldman. 

Charles Beanland. 
James Beanland. 
Crocket Beanland. 
Charles Ross Wilson Beanland, b Oct. 18, 1861, d Aug. 25, 
Jane Ross Moores. 

Jordan Moores, was killed at the battle of Gettysburg. 
HENRY MOORES, m 2nd to Fannie Cole. Issue: 

*Henry R. Moores, b May 7, 1835, in Lincoln Co., Tenn., d Sept. 1, 1903, 
in Prentiss Co., Miss. M Sinie Crocket Wileman (widow), b 
Mch. 7, 1835, in Coffee Co., Tenn., d Mch. 2, 1881, in Miss. Issue: 
Fannie Moores, b Feb. 19, 1874, m A. A. Tays, Dec. 12, 1894, 
in Prentiss Co., Miss. He was b Oct. 8, 1868. Issue; 
Virgie M. Tays, b Sept. 22, 1895. 
Wesley A. Tays, b Nov. 13, 1897. 
A. Rodney Tays, b May 28, 1899. 
F. Sybil Tays, b Feb. 3, 1901. 
Leland C. Tays, b May 2, 1902. 
Henry Clyde Tays, b Oct. 18, 1903. 
Edith C. Tays, b Nov. 24, 1905. 
Mildred K. Tays, b Oct. 6, 1907. 
Lila M. Tays, b Oct. 7, 1909. 
Fknnie Ross Moores and Charles Bryce Martin were married about 1880. 

Charles Bryce Martin, m . Issue: 

Happer Williams Martin, m . Issue: 

Three children, 
Charles Bryce Martin, married, and is living in 
Milwaukee, Wis. 
Fannie R. M. Martin m 2nd to Charles Wesley Williams, in 1860. Issue: 
James Henry Williams, m Fannie Taylor Lawrence. Issue 

Coday Wesley Williams, b June, 1895. 
Mary Fannie Williams, d in 1882. 
Roberi Alfred Williams, d in infancy. 

Julia Ada Williams, m George Calvin Taylor, in 1892. Issue: 
Wesley Williams Taylor, b Sept., 1893. 
George Calvin Taylor, b Jan., 1896. 
Mildred Haight Taylor, b May, 1898. 
Hattie Moores Williams, m J. W. Price, in 1898. No issue. 

*Henr7 R. Moorea served 3 years, part the time in Forest's c<Mnaiand. Capt. H. Georse Company, CoL Nixon's Itegi- 
menti 20th Tennessee Cavalry Bell's Brigade, Bofort's Division. He was a brave and faithful soldier, always ready for 
duty under all and every circumstance. 

H. C. WRIGHT former Captain. 

PaK 98. 

Page 95 

PaK 93. 

(1) Charles Moores, b Jan. 12, 1829, d Jan. 8, 1866. 

(2) John C. Moores, b March 6, 1831, d March 5, 1848. 

James W. Moores, b at Fayetteville, Tenn., July 25, 183J, m Virginia 
Molley, in 1870. He died May 13, 1905. (See picture.) 


(1) Charles Moores was burned to death in his store building in Memphis. He was engaged 
to be married to a young lady of Edgefield. He was well and favorably known in the social and 
business world; was a man of excellent habits and of urbane and genial disposition. 

(2) J. W. Moores was reared in the Fayetteville, Tenn., neighborhood, but moved to Memphis 
a few years before the war between the States. He entered the Confederate service in 1861 as a 
member of Shelby's Grays, and left a sick bed at Memphis for Corinth just before the advent of 
the Federal troops, where he received an indefinite furlough to await convalescence from 
inflammatory rheumatism. He remained with the army, rendering the best service he could as 
Assistant Quartermaster with Hood and most of the time with Gen. Pat Cleburne, with whose 
command he was at the battle of Franklin. He surrendered at Greensboro, N. C. After the war 
he engaged in business in Memphis as commission merchant and cotton factor until 1880, since 
when his life was spent in Kentucky, where he operated a coal mine until his health failed. A 
devoted Christian gentleman, he bore without reproach the ''grand old name of gentleman.'' — 
From a sketch in the "Confederate Veteran." 


Isaac Ross Moores bore the name of his grandfather, Isaac Ross. He married his cousin, 
Jean Alexander, who at the time lived in Illinois. About 1852 they started on the long journey 
to Oregon, accomplishing it in about five months, after passing through many dangers. He and 
two cousins, Alexander and McDonald, together with a friend, Fithian, purchased the town site 
of Milwaukee from Adam Juneau, the French owner, and repudiated the purchase when they 
learned that Fithian, who conducted the negotiations with Juneau, had paid $9,000, collecting 
$3 000 each from the three cousins on the statement that he had paid $12,000. They forced him 
to take all the land and to return the money, and Fithian's forced purchase made him a very 
rich man. Isaac Ross Moores was a Colonel in the Black Hawk war, a member of the Oregon 
Territorial Legislative Assembly and member of the first and only Oregon State Constitutional 
Convention. He was defeated by a narrow margin, just before his death, for the Oregon State 
Senate. He was a man of firm purpose and noble attributes. 

Placerville, California, Sept. 7, 1851. 
Cousin Sarah: 

According to promise in Newt's letter, I now conmience writing to you for the first time in 
my life. I will have to give the same excuse to you I gave to Emma for not writing to you long 
ago, viz: what time I have had for writing, when I felt in the mood, was occupied principally in 
answering letters I had received, and, as I had not incurred such debt at your hands, this was 
laid over for the first convenient season, which time having ''arriv," I am now ready to fulfil 
my promise. Whether or not you have been standing back and not writing to me for fear of 
infringing on some of the rules of etiquette concerning epistolary correspondence, I am unable 
to determine, as my *'edication" is most lamentably deficient in that respect; but something of 
awful importance must have been in imminent dailger of violation by writing, or you would cer- 
tainly have written to me before this. Or perhaps domestic cares have occupied your attention. 
This latter apology I might urge with some show of propriety, as you are doubtless aware I have 
to do my own cooking, mending and washing, which occupies no inconsiderable portion of my 
time. I flatter myself that, with a little more experience, I will be a good cook. I can now boil 
potatoes, wash dishes (query, are tin cups and plates dishes?), and turn slap-jacks in the most 
approved style. It ^ight interest you to know of some of our numerous dishes, for they are 
new. A favorite dish with us is flamgurgeon, but for delicacy of flavor it will not compare with 


grizzlespling. I would tell you what a good cook I am, but you might let it get out and I would 
be tormented beyond measure when I got back, for I can't marry all of them, much as I would 
like to acconupodate them— but enough of this nonsense. 

The Fourth— the glorious Fourth— went off about as usual in the States, with the exception 
of a public procession, oration and dinner by the "Independent Order of Grizzels," a secret 
organization somewhat similar to the Masons and Odd Fellows. Their object is unknown to me, 
but I rather suspect that there is a snipe at the bottom, although their appearance was most 
exemplary. They gave a splendid dinner at the Empire, the price of which was five dollars 
where everything could be had in the eating line; yet, notwithstanding the immense attraction, 
we decided to take dinner at home, and thus parted with the "Grizzels." The Masons had a 
public celebration here June 24th, and quite a number were from a distance. They gave a ball 
in the evening, but not soon enough for all to participate, as a few were overcome by the heat 
and were past dancing long before night. A few emigrants have already arrived from the States 
and a great many from Salt Lake. 

Our summer so far has been most delightful. When there is no breeze stirring, which is 
not very common, it is very warm in the middle of the day, but the nights are universally pleas- 
ant, which you know is not the case in Illinois. The snowy Sierra on one side and the ocean on 
the other renders the temperature much more uniform than it is at home. I wish you could 
enjoy one of our moonlight evenings— you would then know something of a delightful climate. 

As my sheet is nearly full, I must "rein in." Attribute all defects to lameness in my head, 
pen, feelings, etc., as I feel but little like writing. But don't forget to write a long letter— longer 
than this, as this is not as long as I usually write. But I don't like to bore you with any more 
such stuff as this, and I couldn't write sense now if I tried. 

Remember me to all of our folks, grandma and all the rest of the connection, and don't 
forget to speak a word for me to the girls. 

I remain, as ever, your affectionate cousin, 


To Sarah McDonald, Georgetown, 111. 

ISAAC ROSS MOORES, son of Henry Moores and Jane or Jean Ross, was b in Mad- 
ison Co., Ky., March 12, 1796, and died in Lane Co., Oregon, April 15, 1861. 
He m Jane Alexander, who was b in Georgia, Dec. 27, 1793, and died in Salem, 
Oregon, Jan. 20, 1868. (See Alexander line.) Issue: 

*John H. Moores, b near Huntsville, Ala., June 26» 1821. Died in Salem, 
Oregon, Dec. 16, 1880. He m Virginia L. Lamon, May 11, 1847. 
She was b in Bunker Hill, Va., in June, 1825, and d in Portland, 
Oregon, in June, 1897. Issiie: 

Infant dau, b and d in Benton, Mo., in 1848. 
tCharles B. Moores, b in Benton, Mo., Aug. 6, 1849. He m 
Nov. 1, 1881, to Sarah E. Chamberlain, who was b in 
Michigan, Oct. 20, 1853. Issue. 

{Gertrude E. Moores, b in Salem, Ore., Dec 15, 
1882, m Dec. 4, 1907, to Albert S. Wells. 

Virginia Wells, b in Portland, Ore., 

Nov. 16, 1908. 
Bruce Arrington Wells, b in Port- 
land, Ore., March 4, 1911. 
tMerrill B. Moores, b in Salem, Ore., Feb. 8, 

{Gordon C. Moores, b in Salem, Ore., Feb. 7, 

1885, m Feb. 23, 1911, to Jessie Hurley. 
{Chester A. Moores, bin Salem, Ore., Feb. 10, 1889. 

*Three times Mayor of Salem. Oreffon, and member Oreffon State Senate, 1870-1874. 

tCharlea B. Moores, Chtef Clerk Oraffon House of Representatives, 1880; Private Secretary to Governor of Oreson. 
1882-87; Speaker Oreffon House of Representatives. 1896; Register U. S. Land Office at Oregon City. 1887-1908: Commis- 
sioner of Public Docks, city of Portland. 1911. 

tSee pictures of the home of Charles B. Moores and his four children. 

Gertrude B. Moores, b in Danville, 111., Sept. 26, 1851, and d 

in Salem, Ore., Oct. 12, 1877, was m July 1, 1874, to 

Miles M. Miller, who was bom in Michigan, July, 1849. 


Bruce Albert Miller, b and d in Salem, Ore., 1876. 

Guy Chester Miller, b in Salem, Ore., in March, 

1877. He m Blanche Meyer. Issue: 

Max Miller b in Palo Alto, Gal. 
Kenneth Miller, b in Palo Alto, Gal. 

Albert N. Moores, b in Salem, Ore., May, 18&5, m May, 1886, 

to Cora C. Dickinson, who was b in Salem, 1857. Issue: 

**Ralph D. Moores, b in Salein. January, 1888, 
**Althea Moores, b in Selem, Ore. 
**Kenneth Moores, b in Salem, Ore. 

Althea Moores, b in Salem, Ore., Nov. 6, 1856, d Apr. 29, 1883. 
Bertha Moores, b in Salem, Ore., Nov. 6, 1856. 
Carrie V. Moores, b in Salem, Ore., April 15, 1863. 
Martha A. Moores, b in Danville, 111., in 1824, d in Danville, 111., in 1847. 
She was m Oct. 22, 1845, to Judge Josiah McRoberts, who was b in 
Monroe Co., 111., June 12, 1820, d in Joliet, 0., June 4, 1885. Issue: 
Samuel McRoberts, b in Danville, 111., Dec. 13, 1845, d in 
Salem, Ore., March 21, 1864. 
Mary Matilda Moores, b in Danville, 111., in 1827, and d in Salem, Ore., 

April 21, 1864, unmarried. 
tCharles W. Moores, b in Georgetown, 111., Nov. 2, 1828, and d in Steven- 
son, Ala., June 10, 1864. M Julia Merrill, of Indianapolis, Ind., dau 
of Samuel and Lydia Jane Merrill. Issue: 

*Merrill Moores, b April 21, 1856, in Indianapolis, Ind. 
Janet Douglass Moores, b March 20, 1858, in Indianapolis, 

Ind., d March 1, 1905, unmarried. 
{Charles W. Moores, b Feb. 15, 1862, in Indianapolis, Ind., m 
Oct. 5, 1896, to Elizabeth Nichols. Issue: 

Elizabeth Bishop Moores, b Dec. 25, 1897. 
Charles W. Moores, b June 24, 1903. 

Ilsaac Ross Moores, b in Danville, 111., Feb. 14, 1831, d in Portland, Ore., 

July 24, 1834, m in 1856 to Ellen R. Lamon, who was b in Bunker 

Hill., Va., Jan., 1831, and d in St. Louis, Mo., Sept., 1896. Issue: 

Infant dau, b and d in Salem, in 1857. 

Ross E. Moores, b in Salem, in 1857. 

William E. Moores. 

Wylie A. Moores, m Florence Elgin, now deceai^ed, leaving 

no children. 
Charles H. Moores. 
Carroll L. Moores, b in Salem, July, 1870. 


JANE BROWN MOORES, b Feb. 25, 1800, d Dec. 25, 1858, unmarried. 



*if errill Moores. B. A. Yale, 1878; LL.B. Central Law School of Indiana, 1880; lawyer. (For biosraphy, see "Who's 

Who in America," 1910-1911.) He was a member of President Taf t's class at Yale Unlrersity; was Deputy Attorney Gen- 

ersJ of Indiana, and made a close ran for the Atcomer Generalship. Wa^ one9 President of the Indianapolis Bar Associ" 

ation and also of the State Bar Association* He recently refused tender of the U. S. ICarshalship of W*^»th, tendcrai 

by President Taf t. 

tCharles Washington Moores. B. A. Wabash 1882. M. A. 188S. LL.B. Central Law School of Indiana 1988, married in 
Philadelphia. October 6, 189S, Elizabeth Nichols, daughter of Aurin B. and Mary (Thompson) Nichols, of Philadelphia, 
Pa., lawyer. For biography, see "Who's Who in America." 1810-1911. Author of Lives of Abraham Lincoln and Chris- 
topher Ck>lambu8, published by Houghton, Mifflin A Coi. Boston. Charles W. Moores is a capable lawyer, and was 
defeated a year %go by a narrow margin for a nomination to the Supreme Bench of Indiana. 

tCharles W. Moores died in the Union army, member 188d Indiana Volunteer Infantry. 

ICokmel Oregon National Guard, Sp«ak«r Oreson House of ReprsMntatiYea, 1864. 

^*Sae Pictures. 



The town of Woodville, N. J. , was settled by a company from Newby , Mass. 
To this settlement, came John Conger, in the early part of 1667, and with him 
his wife, Mary Conger. John Conger was not of the original colony, but was 
present at the first distribution of town lots, as will appear later, and was one 
of the commissioners for the second distribution of lots to freeholders. From 
whence he came, there is no record, but a probable tradition is that this family 
came from Alsace, then a French province, from whence they were driven on 
account of religious persecution, first to Holland and later to England. The 
name being originally *Koeniger adds to the probability of the correctness of 
this belief. 

All of the Congers living in America up to the middle of the last century, 
are believed to be descended from John Conger of Woodbridge. It is not the 
purpose of this sketch to include them all, but the present aim is to give more 
than the bare tgenealogy of John C. Conger of Rowan County, North Carolina, 
a grandson of John Conger of Woodbridge, and leading up to the North Carolina 
branch it will be interesting to acquaint ourselves with our first ancestor and 
the kindred of John of North Carolina. 

The first mention of John Conger in America is under date of January, 
1668, the record of birth of his daughter, Sarah, is given in the town record of 
births. In the Woodbridge Town Land Records, in the possession of the New 
Jersey Historical Society, on page 17, is found the following entry: 

"October ye 18th, 1669. Laid out for John Conger, by virtue of the Governor's warrant 
dated August the 17th, 1669, one house lot and addition containing fifteen acres bounded north 
by the meadow of Papiack; in length fifteen chains to a great white oak marked on all four sides, 
from thence extending s : : ten chains to a tree and a steak, by it marked on all four sides; 
from thence running s : w : fifteen chains to a walnut tree marked on all four sides standing 
nex (sic) the highway; from thence ten chains n : w to the meadow side, where we first began. 

Item three acres and a half of meadow next adjoyning to his house lot and addition, 
bounded north upon Papiack Creek, s : w : by the meadow Matthew Moore, n : e : by the 
meadow of Daniel Robins. 

*£t waa related by the late C. B. G« Consrer, of Washington, editor of the Conner Union, that one Georere Koeniffer^ 
an Alaaeian. came to Kenockee, St. Clair County, Michigan, about the middle of the last century. He was universaHy 
known by his neiffbbors as Conser, and his descendants bear that name. 

tCharles L. Conner, of Mackintosh, Minn., is preparing a genealosy of the Consers. 


Item one hundred and twenty acres of upland butting upon Rahawack River beginning at 
a red oak near a cove called George Little his cove, from thence running east along the river 
thirty chains to a stake marked with three notches; from thence extending south forty chains to 
a walnut marked on all four sides and four notches; from thence running west through a great 
swamp to a beach tree marked on all four sides and four notches, and from thence running 
north, crossing a small fresh brook forty chains to the red oak where we first began, allowance 
being given for highway to fetch hay; two small bits of meadow joyning to the front of said land 
at each comer. 

Item thirty acres of meadow at Rahawack or elsewhere not yet laid out, in all containing 
one hundred and seventy acres, English measure. This record attested on the certificate." 

This John Conger, our first ancestor, is frequently mentioned in the records 
of this p^rt of ife^ Jersey. He is referred to as John Congfer, planter, and the 
number of deeds recorded show that he was constantly exchanging and buying 
and selling land. Some of the deeds, in their description of this land, are very 
interesting. They are found in the archives of New Jersey, and the following 
are taken from those records. 

On Ja.13 21, 1672, he S3ld to Richard Smith, of Newton, L. L, for 16 pounds, 
69 acres of upland on the Rahway River and 6 acres of meadow. Nov. 5, 1674, 
he .exchanged 39 acres of his land with Obediah Winter for an equal amount at 
''Chestnut Plaine.'' Dec. 3, 1683. he sold to Micael White his ten-acre house lot 
and six-acre addition that had originally been granted to Jonathan Haines. On 
April 1, 1691, wjis recorded the survey of five acres of meadow and sixteen acres 
of upland by a grant of the Town Committee, dated April 1, 1684. Oct. 9, 1691, 
he purchased froaa Josiah Winter the 30 acres of land which he had traded off 
to Obediah Winter (the father of Joseph. ) On March 24, 1692, he sold to Eben- 
ezer Foord, of Woodbridge, 16 acres at the west ''of my Accommodation,'' not 
yet laid out, 

John Conger witnessed will of Obediah Winter, alias Graham, of Woodbridge, Feb. 1, 

March 26, 1692-3, deed, John Conger, of Woodbridge, to Ebenezer Ford, for sixteen acres 
E. grantor, N. a common or sunken meadow. 

April 14, 1691. deed, John Conger to John Coddingrton, both of Woodbridge, for two acres 
of Rahawack meadows, part of five acres laid out for grantor April, 16S4. S. upland, E. grrantor, 
W. Thos. Thorp. 

Deed, John Conger, of Woodbridge, to Daniel Robbins, Jr., of the same place, for three 
acres of Rahawack meadows, E. and W. John Coddington, S. Daniel Stillwell, N. F. First Creek. 

John Conger was active in the maiagrement of the affairs of the town of 
Wjodbridge. He was Town Clerk, and late in the year 1888 eight men were 
chosen by the town of WoDdbridge to protect the common land from depreda- 
tions of cattle thieves. John Conger and Noah Bishop were chosen for Rahway 
and parts adjacent. In 1687 these two men were sued by Thomas Thorp for 
removing from the commons the latter's dressed trees. The case was decided 
in favor of Thorp, and the cost of the litigation was borne by the two. 

On Feb. 15, 1687-8 John Conger was one of a committee of ten appointed to 
lay out the second division of common lands, sixty acres of this land being given 
to each freeholder. In 1691 the town Constables were John Conger and Gawen 
Lockhart (Dally, p. 138. Feb. 27, 1694, John Conger registered a protest against 
the vote of the town that John Brown, of Amboy, be schoolmaster for the fol- 
lowing year at a salary of 54 pounds. September. 1684, John Conger served on 
a jury in Middlesex County to try Philip Gunter on a charge of petit larceny. 
A list of the members of Christ's Church at Woodbridge shows that Sarah 


Conger became a communicant Dec 26, 1708, and that John and Mary Conger 
joined May 12, 1709. This John was evidently the son John and his wife Mary. 
A memo, in S. H. Cenger's note book, p. 187, probably taken from the Pro- 
prietor's Record at Amboy, states that on April 27, 1670, John Conger sold to 
Samuel Moore, of Woodbridge, 3 1-2 acres of meadow land for '10 pound and 10 
shillings in corn and cattle,'' *'and also he did deliver a turf and twig of the 
sane meadow to Sam Moore, at the same time declaring that he delivered that 
part in relation to the whole. ' ' 


In the name of God, amen, the eleventh day of January, 1710-1711, John Conger, of 
Woodbridge, in the County of Middlesex and Province of East New Jersey, planter, being in 
bodily health and in perfect mind and memory, thanks be given to God therefor, calling in mind 
the mortality of this body and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and 
ordaine this my last will and testament, that is to say, principally. And, first of all, I give and 
recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it, and for my body I recommend it to the 
earth, to be buried ih Christian-like and decent manner, at the discretion of my executors, noth- 
ing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same againe by the mighty power 
of God, and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this 
life, I give, devise and dispose of the same in this following m^ner and form: 

Imp. my will is that my farme or plantation on which I now dwell be equally divided into 
two parts, beginning at the river and running with a direct line through the whole length of my 
said farme or plantation, the eastern division whereof I will and bequeath to my son, Benjamine 
Conger, to be by him quietly and peaceably possessed and enjoyed as soon as he shall arrive at 
the age of twenty-one years, and if my son Joseph please he shall have liberty to live upon it 
twenty years after my decease, paying the charge arising thereon. 

Item— The use of and improvement of the westeme division of my said farme or plantation 
and my dwelling house standing thereon I give to my wife during her state of widowhood, and 
when her condition shall change either by marriage or death I will and bequeath the said western 
division of my farme, together with my now dwelling house and all other buildings standing 
thereon, to my son, Job Conger. 

Item—I will and bequeath to my son, Joseph Conger, all my freehold right in the towne of 

Item— My will is that if either of my three sons above mentioned, viz: Joseph, Job or Ben- 
jamine, shall die without issue, then what land I have willed to them doe descend to the sur- 
vivor or survivors and be equally divided between them. 

Item— I give to my son my carts and plows, with all the taceling belonging to fhem, my 
son Joseph to have liberty to use them when they can be spared, soe longe as he lives upon the 
place, he being at equal charge in repair with them. 

I give to my son John 10 shillings, to my son Jonathan 5 shillings, to my son Gershom 5 
shillings, and to each of my daughters 5 shillings, all to be paid by my son Job if demanded. 

Lastly, I give all my cattle, horses, sheep and household stuff to my faithful and well 
beloved wife, Sarah Conger, whom I do nominate and appoint my sole executrix, to see that this 
my last will be punctually filled, and I doe declare to be my last will and testament hereby 
revoking and renouncing and making void all other wills by me formerly made. Witness hereof^ 
I have hereunto set my hand and scale the daye and yeare first above written. 


Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said John Conger as his last will and testa- 
ment, in the presence of us the subscribers, viz: James Connet, James Connet, Jr., Richard 
Bangburne, John Bishop. 

June 14 I, the above named John Conger, being very sick and not expecting to live many 
houers in this life, and my son ^Gershom being borne since the making of this will above written, 
doe declare that my will and desire is that my three sons, Joseph, Job and Benjamine, as they 
come to age, give unto my son Gershom 10 shillings each of them, and that seven pounds out of 

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my movable estate be put out for his use when he comes of age. This I declare to be my desire 
before these witnesses: John Sille, John Moore, John Bishop. 

Proved before Thos Gordon, the 27th of August, and approved and sealed by his Excel- 
lency, Col. Hunter, etc., the 17th day of October, 1712. J. BASS. 

Liber. I. Folio 382. N. J. WILLS, Secretary of State's Office. 

JOHN CONGER, was married twice, although not much is known of his wives; but it is cer- 
tain that the first wife was Mary, and her children were: 

SARAH CONGER, b in January, 1668-9. Either she or an older sister married the 

father of Edward and John Wilkinson. 
JOANNA CONGER, b Aug., 1670, m in 1667-8 Joseph Fitz Randolph, of Piscataway. 

In some records she is called Joanna and some Hannah. 
JOHN CONGER, b May 24, 1674. 

ELIZABETH CONGER, b Jan. 1, 1678-9. No records further. 
LYDIA CONGER, b Jan. 1, 1679-80, apparently died young, as another child was given 

that name. 
* JON ATHAN CONGER, b Mch. 29, 1683. He removed to Newark some time before his 
death. In 1726 he witnessed the will of Joseph Wheeler, of Newark. He died 
May 8, 1733, and is buried at Newark. His children as given were: 
Samuel Conger, b Feb., 1715. 
Mary Conger, m Nehemiah Baldwin, of Newark, b 1722, d 1765. 

The children of JOHN CONGER by his marriage with Sarah were: 
ENOS CONGER, d Nov. 21, 1689. 

JOSEPH CONGER, b May 17, 1692. In 1715 he and his brother. Job, were privates 
in X3ol. Parker's Company of Col. Thos. Farmer's Militia Regiment, New York. 
He m Mary Marsh. 
JOB CONGER, b June 9, 1694, m Keziah, and according to his will his children were: 
Job Conger, b about 172—, 173—, m Lydia Coddington. 
Enoch Conger, m Zillah Coddington, a sister of Mary. 
Moses Conger. 

Ruth Conger, m Nathaniel Price. 
Sarah Conger, m Nathaniel Coddington. 
Elizabeth Conger, m Reuben Heard. 
Esther Conger. 
Bathia or Bethia Conger. 

Jaaathan Goafar. h\jta Hay 29. 1683. at Woxlbridse, New Jenay, and died at Newark. N. J., May 8» 1TB8. Manied 
and known to have had a son Sa.aual. and daasrhter Mary. Tikd son SaAuel was bom in 171fi» and died in Newark. N. J., 
December 14, 1852. The last ffonealoaist whom I liaTe employed thinks that John Concer of Bowan County. N. C. and 
Jonathan of Wuodbridse were also his sons and were older than SamueL Jonathan, Sr.. seems to hare removed troai 
Woodbridce to Newark and his son Samael went with him. bat both John of Bowan County and Jonathan, Jr. of Wood- 
brldse remained in that vicinity. Jonathan, Jr. dyins there in 1779. and John Con«er. supposed to be John Cooser of 
Rowan County, wa^i there as late as 1146. and owned land there and at Paypack. N. J. 

My reason for eonneetinf Jcim Conner of Bowan County. N. C. and Jonathan, Jr. of Woodbrldge. N. J., is as fol- 
lows: Jonathan Conner of Woodbrkise had three sons named in his will. Davki (dead at the makinar of the will, as it men- 
tions Mary Conger, widow of his son David). Jonathan and John. I have nearly complete records of the sons David 
and John. 

The son David married Mrs. Mary Green, nee Mary Darby, and bad two sons. David, Jr. and BUas Darby. Both of 
these sons removed to Washington County, Peon., and David Conger died there. His grandson, Henry Conger, now of 
Hackney. Penn., tells me that he remembers hearing when he was a small boy that there w«re three brothers, and one 
went to North Carolina, one to New York and one to Pennsylvania. Now if It is true that Jonathan, Jr. of Woodbrldge 
and John of North Carolina were brothers, then it was the nephews of John of Bowan County, one of whom went to New 
York (Washiogton County) and the deieendants of the other nephews who went to Pennsylvania. 

Furthermore, the wills of John Conger of Bowan County and Jonathan Conger of Woodbrldge read nearly the sama 
and the children's names are about the same. This, together with this North Carolina story from the Pennsylvania 
Conger, have given ma this idea. It msy be flimsy, but until something more positive shows up I shall group them this 
way. Furthermoc^ there are only three Congers whose parentage are nnaeeounted for of anywhere near that date^ and 
th»y are John of B>wan County, Jo«iathan, Jr. of Woodbrldge and Nathanlie. all of whom were about the same age or 
a few years apart. CHARLES L. CONGER. 

*Mr. William Conger, now 84 years old. relates that Us father, Joslah Conger, met some of his New Jersey Conger 
cousins when on a visit to Ohio. This is only one of the many proofs that the North Carolina branch Is of the New Jersey 


RACHEL CONGER, b May 12, 1696. 
LYDIA CONGER, b April 28, 1698. 
GERSHOM CONGER, b about 1685, m Anna (DeSignye.) 

BENJ AMINE CONGER, b about 1700. It is very probable that his mother was Sarah, 
2nd wife of John. He was m twice. The name of the first wife is not known. 
In 1743 he was living in Morristown, N. J., with his second wife, Experience, sev- 
eral years younger than he and 17 years older than her step-son, Daniel. 
There is a probability that she was his only wife and that he married her as a 
young gu*l. She d Sept 30, 1784, aged 84. His children were: 
Daniel Conger, b about 1728. 

Elizabeth Conger, m at Morristown, March 8, 1757, to Benj. Gobel. 
Benjamine Conger, m Elizabeth Gobel. Had a daughter, Lydia. 
Simeon Conger, m Abigail Gobel. Had daughters, Sarah and Martha. 
Abigail Conger, b 1730, m 1st to Simeon Gobel, Feb. 23, 1749, and 2nd to 

Ebenezer Stiles. 
Enoch Conge^, b about 1742, m Nov. 14, 1762, Susannah Whitehead. 

He had several children. 
Noah Conger, baptized March 5, 1743. 
David Conger, baptized Aug. 12, 1744. 
Lydia Conger, baptized Aug. 17, 1746. 


Broke into the pasture of the subscriber, in Morristown. on the 24th day of June last, a 
bay mare, with an old saddle and pari of a bridle on her. In about 14 1-2 hands high, trots and 
paces, but mostly inclines to a pace; a large white streak on her face, branded with an H on her 
near thigh, but not easily perceived; shod before; supposed to be about 6 or 7 years old. The 
owner is desired to prove his property, pay the charges and take her away, otherwise she will be 
sold, as she has been advertised for astray. ENOCH CONGER. 

Aug. 24, 1778. 

Joseph Conger signed Articles of Association of Freeholders and Inhabitants of Pequanock, 
in the County of Morris, pledging themselves to sustain the action of the Continental and Pro- 
vincial Congresses in defending the Constitution. Signed by 180 persons. May, 1776. 

Notice is hereby given that the plantation of Moses Conger is to be sold, by public sale, to 
the highest bidder at vendue, on the 25th day of next March, afternoon, if not sold at private 
sale before. It is well situated for a gentleman, tradesman or farmer, allowed good land lying 
in Woodbridge, Rahway Neck, adjoining that pleasant river, which affords fish in plenty in 
season and is navigable for boats, sloops, etc. There is on it a tolerably good house and barn; it 
is exceedingly well watered, some wood, a fine young orchard, and another considerably older. 
It contains by estimation between 70 and 80 acres of upland, nearly 15 acres of salt marsh, as 
han(}y and as good as any in that part. Any person wanting such a place may apply to the sub- 
scriber before the day of sale, who will give a good title and sell on reasonable terms. 


N. B. Said place lies convenient for a ferry to be erected across Rahway river to Eliza- 
bethtown.— From the N. Y. Gazette or Weekly Post Boy, No. 1498, Feb. 18, 1771. 


Jonathan Conger, b 1683, son of John 1st, was known to have children, 
Mary and Samuel. The latter was bom about 1715. These were supposed to be 
his younger children, and they removed with their father to Newark. John 
Conger of Rowan County, Jonathan, Jr.. of Woodbridge, and Nathaniel are 
believed to have been older children. John of Rowan County remained in New 
Jersey until about 1745, as the public records give no mention of him after that 


Jonathai^ Jr., had three sons, David, John and Jonathan. John of Rowan 
CSounty also had sons John and Jonathan, and John, Jr., of Rowan Ck>iinty 
repeated these names with his children. Such a repetition of names is confus- 
ing, and it is very difficult to ascertain which John or Jonathan is referred to. 

About 1750 John Conger, grandson of John of Woodbridge and believed to 
be a son of Jonathan Conger, moved to Rowan County, North Carolina, in that 
portion which is now embraced in Davidson County. The lands owned by John 
Conger and his sons lay on both sides of Abbott's Creek, in Healing Springs and 
Cotton Grove Townships, and at what is now Hannersville, North Carolina, in 
Conrad Hill Township. 

There are thrae old Conger graveyards on these lands. Two are on Abbott's 
Creek. The one which is on the original lands owned by John Conger, Sr. , is 
on the right side of Abbott's Creek, one mile north of the Yadkin River. In it 
is buried Zipporah Conger, beside what is supposed to be the grave of John 
Conger, Sr. Her grave bears the following inscription: 

Deceast March the 14d in ye year of our Lord 1783, and in ye 73 year of hir age. Hear lays 
the body of Zipporah Conger. 

Her death occurred one year previous to that of John Conger, Sr. , and as his 
will makes no mention of his wife, we infer that she was his wife. 

The body of Jonathan Conger, son of John Conger, Sr., lies in this grave- 
yard. The following refers to this Jonathan Conger: 


While excavating the right of way of the south-bound railroad on the farm of Mr. H. L* 
Holmes, in Healing Springs Township, this county, Mr. A. K. Lookabill, who has employment on 
the new road, unearUied an ancient grave wherein reposed the remains of one Jonattian Conger, 
so the inscription on the stone ran, who was among the early settlers in this section. The rail- 
road will run directly through this graveyard, and it may be that other graves will be forced to 
give up their dead by the call of progress. This particular grave was six feet deep, with a vault 
of 3 1-2 feet. The bones were intact and properly arranged, with the arms, according to the old 
custom, parallel with the body, instead of crossed, as is the present day custom. The hair was 
well preserved, although the date on the stone stated the man died May 7, 1793, more than 116 
years ago. The date of his birth was given as JanuBry 22, 1732, his age being 61 years, three 
monts and sixteen days. On the stone also was his message from the 18th century to the 20th 
century railroad builders, whose surveyors had led them into the old-time burying ground: 

"Remember, man, as you pass by, 
As you are now so once was I. 
As I am now so must you be; 
Prepare for death and follow me." 

—Clipping from the Lexington Dispatch. 

Across Abbott's Creek about one-half mile, in another graveyard, we find 
the only tombstone whose inscription is legible, bearing the following: 

Mary Conge, deceast Jan. the 4d, 1795. Was bom Jan. the 28d, 1751. 

*Remember, man, as you pass by, 
As you are now so once was I. 
As I am now so must you be; 
Prepare for death and follow me. 

— 10&- 

This Mary Conger was Mary Ross, the daughter of Isaac and Jean Brown 
Ross, who married John Conger, Jr., son of John Conger of Rovan County* 
In another grave next to hers, and with a tombstone exactly like that which 
marks the grave of Mary, probably reposes the remains of her husband, John 
Conger, though the inscription has pelled off. 

The third graveyard is near Hannersville, on the land now owned by Mr. 
Plummer, but originally bought by Jonathan Conger (son of John Conger of 
Rowan), in 1763, from Henry McCuUob. The graves on this place bear tomb- 
stones that are illegible. 


A deed from Jonathan Conger to Leonard Smith, Feb. 4, 1796. Registered April 12, 1796, 
book No. 14, page 251. It states that this tract of land was obtained from John Conger, Sr., and 
has Jonathan and Margaret Conger's names signed to it. 

A deed from John and Judith Conger to Leonard Smith, made October, 1801. In this deed 
is mentioned the line of Jonathan Conger, Sr., and says this land is a part of the original tract 
granted in 1778, May 6, to John Conger. Registered in book No. 18, page 173. 

Deed from John Conger to John Ward, made in 1801. No mention of it being registered. 

Deed from Daniel Riles, attorney for Isaac Conger to Reuben Holmes, made February, 
1805. Registered in book 19, page 80. 

These deeds show that the Congers once owned near or over 1,000 acres of land in this 
vicinity (now Davidson County) , on both sides of Abbott's Creek. 

There was another Conger place, about twelve miles distant, at what is now Hannersville, 
N. C. Of this place Jonathan Conger bought about 200 acres of land from Henry McCuUob about 
1763. The State grants of land made to the Morgan family in 1785-86 called for corner on Jona- 
than Conger line (now the Plummer place, nenr Hannersville, N. C.) There is an old graveyard 
on this place. The graves are not all marked. 


In Franklin County, North Carolina, were Ephriah Conger, with one son, two daughters 
and two slaves; Richard Conger, unmarried, six slaves; Joel, unmarried, one slave; William, 
married, six slaves; Ross, married, no children. 

In Rockingham County was Benjamine Conger, married, with two sons and one daughter. 

In Wade County was John Conger or Congress, married, no children. 

The Congers of Franklin County were evidently of the line of John Conger of Rowan 


In the name of God, amen, know all men that I, John Conger, Sr., of the County and 
State aforesaid, being of perfect mind and memory, yet knowing that it is appointed for men once 
to die, and knowing not the time when it shall please God to call me hence, that I be no more, 
do find it necessary, for divers good causes, to me agreeing to constitute this my last will and 

And, first of all, at my decease I bequeath my soul to God who gave it, as the receiver of 
spirits, which through faith I hope to be united with my body at the general resurrection and 
received into glory in the heavens. Furthermore, at my decease I commit my body to the earth 
with all the charges of a decent burial, and my funeral charges to be paid out of my estate; and 
next my desire is that all my debts be paid, and as to the disposal of my worldly goods I do 
appoint it in the following manner, to-wit: At the time of my death, or as soon after as may be, 
that my executors take an inventory of all my goods and chattels, real and personal, and at the 

*It is intarestins to note that this same varae ia f ouad on Conner ffravea in the Conner ffraveyard near FayetteTillew 


proper time expose them to public sale to the highest bidder, at the time of the receiving of the 
money to dispose of in the following manner: 

First of all I bequeath to my oldest son, Joniathan Conger, ten pounds and no more. Next 
I give and bequeath to my youngest son, John Conger, ten pounds and no more, and lastly all 
the right of my estate to be equally divided between Sarah Rounsaval, Phoebe Randal and 
Hannah Ross, my daughters, and Jane Ross, daughter of Nicholas Ross, my granddaughter, 
which four persons above named are to hold the same, them and their heirs forever. In consid- 
eration whereof and for which as touching the premises I do constitute and appoint Richard 
McGuire and Thomas Smith my executors in all cases as touching the premises. In witness 
whereof I have hereunto set my hand and have fixed my seal this seventh day of February, sev- 
enteen and eighty-four. (Seal. ) JOHN CONGER, Sr. 

Signed, sealed, ratified and pronounced in the presence of Benjamin Rounsaval, Jr. 



♦JONATHAN CONGER, son of John andZipporah Conger, of Rowan County, North Caro- 
lina, was born probably in New Jersey, Jan. 22, 1732, died in Rowan County, N. C, May 8, 
1793. Name of wife unknown. Issue: 

ISAAC CONGER, d in McLean County, 111., in 1842. He married Susannah Barrett 

Jonathan Conger. 

Robert Barrett Conger, was born in Bowling Green, Ky., March 5, 1804. 
He died in McLean^ County, Illinois, Aug. 21, 1860. He married 
Nancy Howell, in McLean County, 111., Oct 27, 1836. She was bom 
June 14, 1817, and died June 14, 1866. Issue: 
tSamuel Oscar Conger, b Oct. 30, 1837. 
Susan Conger, b Oct. 30, 1839, d Mch. 29, 1905. 
Emma C. Conger, b Dec. 24, 1841. 
Mary A. Conger, b Dec. 24, 1843, d Aug. 16, 1865. 
Sarah E. Conger, b Mch. 26, 1846. 

Benjamine F. Conger, b in McLean Co., 111., Sept. 8, 1848, m 
Mary Snedaker, at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, March 8, 1876. 
She was b in Knox Co., Ohio, Aug. 11, 1854. Issue: 
Robert Guy Conger, b Dec. 12, 1876, d Oct 16, 

Claud Merritt Conger, b in Dallas Co., Iowa, Oct 
28, 1881, m Ethel Siglin, at Woodward, 
Iowa, June 14, 1904. Issue: 

Daughter, b and d Oct. 14, 1910. 
Emma Mable Conger, b Aug. 13, 1883, d June 

10, 1884. 
Cleo Clare Conger, b Nov. 6, 1897 or 1887. 
Amanda A. Conger, b Nov. 22, 1852. 
Robert Lee Conger, b Jan. 12, 186U, d Feb. 7, 1887. 
{Benjamine Conger, b near Bowling Green, Ky., June 5, 1809, d in Coffey 
Co., Kan., May 9, 1881, m Nancy Warwick, in McLean Co., 111., 1836. 
She was b near Lexington, Ky., Nov. 1, 1810, and d in McLean Co., 
UK, 1863. Issue: 

*S«rved mm Quartermaster Setveant, 4th N. C. Rear., in the BevolutioB. (See mention of deeds and ffrave on pp. 

tSamael Oeear Conser, enrolled at Danver'e^ lU., in the 94th Illinoia. Transferred to Company F. 87th IIL, Feb. 7, 
IB7S. Mastered ont Feb. 8. 1886. (Pave 67. Adff. Report) 

tBenJamine Conser, enrolled at Bloominston, III.. April 28. 1882. in Captain M. L. CoveU's Company, in CoL Jamea 
Johnson's Regiment. Mounted Militia. General Samuel Whiteside's Brigade. The command was mustered out May 27. 
i m ^^ at the mouth of Fox R4ver, now Ottawa. IlL. 186 miles from ph^e of enrollment he belns absent with leave. (VoL 
9. paffe lOSL Adj. Report Black Hawk war.) 


Isaac Conger, b 1838, d June 2, 1862. 

Elizabeth Conger, b in McLean Co., in 1839. She m Jesse 
Bensen, in McLean Co., 111., Sept. 24, 1864. Issue: 
Infant, d age 15 months. 
Nannie Bensen, b Nov. 12, 1865, d 1899. 
John F. Bensen, b 1868. 
Bruce Bensen, b Aug. 15, 1872. 
Frank Bensen, b Aug. 23, 1875. 
{Robert M. Conger, b in McLean Co., 111., May 14, 1843, m 
Melissa A. Bensen, in McLean Co., 111., Dec. 5, 1866. 
She was b Nov. 24, 1840. Issue: 

Isaac D. Conger, b Nov. 27, 1867, m Miss Hitch- 
ens, at Burlington, Kan., April 15, 1895. 
Nannie B. Conger, b in McLean Co., 111., April 
23, 1869, m Cassius M. Chrisman, at Bur- 
lington, Kan., Feb. 19, 1893. 
Lorain 6. Conger, b in McLean Co., 111., Aug. 12, 
1872, m Pearl Watkins, at Burlington, 
Kan., Mch. 7, 1899. 
OUie Conger, b in McLean Co., 111., July 6, 1874, 
m Joseph F. Grennan, at Burlington, Kan., 
Feb. 21, 1900. 
Louella Conger, b Sept. 24, 1876. 
Robert W. Conger, b July 25, 1880. 
Nicholson Conger, b Dec. 3, 1843. 


SARAH CONGER. No record of her birth, death or family, except the men- 
tion of her name, Sarah Rounsaval, in the will of her father, and her 
brother, Arthur Brown Ross, mentions a visit to David Rounsaval, when 
he visited the Conger settlement in Rowan County in 1801. (See diary, 
page 67. ) 


PHOEBE CONGER. No records except her name in her father's will as 
Phoebe Randle. Arthur Brown Ross mentions Phoebe Henly in his 
diary, and it is barely probable that she is identical with Phoebe Randle. 


HANNAH CONGER, b Feb. 6. 1747, d Apr. 15, 1820, m Arthur Brown Ross. 
(See A. B. Ross' records for descendants. ) 


♦LIZZIE CONGER, m NICHOLAS ROSS, who was the youngest brother of 

The following is reproduced from Dr. Graham's History of the Mecklenberg 
Declaration of Independence: 

*Iii the Harrii noorda th« name of Lizzie Conffer is flriven ae Jane. 

tRobert If. Conger. ealiBted in the 94th Infantry, Feb. 16. 1864. Waa transferred to Company F. 87th lU. Infantry, 
and diaeharsed June 16, 1BS6. 


"On the Yadkin River, in Rowan County, one Nicholas Ross early settled, marrying Lizzie 
Conger, daughter of John Conger There were many wild horses then running in the woods. 
Having a fine animal of his own and needing another, Ross went in the spring of the year to 
the range and selected one that he thought would suit his purpose, and started to run him down 
and halter him. But in the race the horse plunged in a hole, turning a complete somersault, and 
fell back and crushed his pursuer. He left a widow and two little daughters." 
Issue of Lizzie or Jane and Nicholas Ross: 

*JANE ROSS, b in North Carolina, m Enoch Morgan, who was b in Wales and d in 
South Carolina. Issue: 

Rev. Nicholas Ross Morgan, m Mary Wilson Alexander, granddaughter 

of Robert Harris (son of Charles) and Mary Wilson and daughter 

of Jane Wilson Harris and Nathaniel Alexander (son of Abraham 


HANNAH ROSS, b in North Carolina, m Mathew Harris. He was the son of Samuel 

Harris and Martha Laird, and was bom in North Carolina. She died in Georgia 

in 1645, aged 102 years. Issue: 

Ross Harris, b in Georgia, unmarried. Killed by Indians in the Seminole 

John Nicholson Harris, b in Georgia, d unmarried. 
James Harris, b in Georgia, m Lucretia Jones. Issue: 
Mathew Harris. 
McCamey Harris. 
Margaret Harris. 
Sarah Harris. 
Jane Harris. 
Priscilla Harris. 
Jessie Harris. 
Martha Harris. 
Charles Harris, m Tabitha Gibbs. Issue: 
Lucy Harris. 
Ann Harris. 
Elizabeth Harris. 
Mathew Harris. 
James Harris. 
John Wesley Harris, killed in the Mexican war. 

tLlZZlE CONGER, m 2nd ZACGHEUS WILSON, She died in 1796. Zac- 
eheus Wilson was a surveyor, and was an elder in the Steele Creek Church in 
1767, a member of the Mecklenber^j: Convention in May, 1775, a member of the 
Provincial Congress in 1776, was a captain at King's Mountain, where, among 
the plunder which was assigned to the different officers was a surveyor's compass 
and instruments, which were presented to him and are among the relics of his 
descendants now. He was a member of the North Carolina Convention of 1788, 
for the reconsideration of the Federal Constitution. When Caburrus county 
was set off from Mucklenberg, in 1792, he was chosen county surveyor. After 
the loss of his wife, in 1796, he moved to Sumpter County, Tenn., where his 
broth3r. Major David Wilson, already resided. Just prior to his departure he 
visited his step-daughter, Mrs. Morgan, and the following is related by Rev. N. 
H. Morgan in regard to that visit: 

"The last night he spent with us, I slept with him, aud about midnight the wolves raised a 
furious howling around the cow-pen. The old gentleman went out and chased them away, and 
I as a mere lad remember how I trembled lest he should be devoured." 

Capt. Wilson settled at Gallatin, Tenn. , where he died in 1824. 

*It is probabla that there are namerous deBcendants of Jane Ross Iforsan, and farther information wiU be 

tTbe descendants of this couple are aslced to furnish records. 




JOHN CONGER was probably born in New Jersey or North Carolina, He 
is mentioned in his father's will as ''my youngest son, John Conger/' He mar- 
ried Mary Ross, daughter of Isaac and Jean Brown Ross and a sister to the hus- 
band of his sister, Hannah Conger Ross' husband, Arthur Brown Ross. The 
marriage bond of John Conger, Jr., and Mary Ross, dated Jan. 5, 1769, is signed 
by John Conger, Jr., and his brother, Jonathan Conger, they being bound in the 
sum of fifty pounds. Under the bond is the following: 'This is to satisfy you 
that I give our consent that John Conger and Mary Ross should marry. Given 
under my hand this 5th of January. JOHN CONGER. " 

Mention has already been made of the burial place of Mary Ross in North 
Carolina and also of the deeds to lands owned by John Conger. It is related, 
that after the death of his first wi f e and his marriage to Judith Runy on, that 
his children scattered from the parental roof and sought homes for themselves 
in Ohio, Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky. 

John Conger was commissioned as Ensign by the Committee of Safety of 
Rowan County, North Carolina, Nov. 11, 1775. This service entitles his 
descendants to membership in the D. A R. and S. A. R. Issue: 



JOSHUA CONGER, m Lucinda Rounsaval. 
ELI CONGER, m Mary. 

tJEAN CONGER, m Moores. (No records. ) 

ISAAC CONGER, m Mary Moores, dau of Henry and Jean Moores. 

JOSIAH CONGER, m Katherine Runyon. 

MARY MOORES CONGER, m Elston. (No records. ) 

JOHN B. CONGER, m Elizabeth Archer. 

HANNAH CONGER, m John Railsback. 




JONATHAN CONGER^ son of John and Mary Ross Conger, was born in Rowan County, N. 

C« He married Margaret and removed to Mississippi and settled in Claiborne or 

Warren County, about 1810. Issue: 

ELIZABETH CONGER, m 1st James Sims, 2nd John Venable. 
PHOEBE CONGER, m Simon Lane. 
MARY CONGER, m John Lobdell. 
JANE CONGEli, m Wilson Cummings. 
SALLY CONGER, m Felix Thompson. 
MARTIN CONGER, m Susan Gamer. 

JONATHAN LEE CONGER, m Sara Faulkner and 2nd to Susan l^eal. 
ELIZABETH CONGER, was born Aug. 6, 1789, died April 26, 1827, and married to 
James Sims, a brother of Thos. and David Sims, of South Carolina, who came 
to Mississippi about 1802. James Sims was born Nov. 90, 1783, and died March 
7, 1821. Issue: 

David Griffin Sims, b Mareh 10, 1809, d Sept. 10, 1831, m *Jane Eleanor 
Briscoe, Jan. 7, 1830. Issue: 

Emily Jane Sims, b Jan. 21, 1831, m William Lee Roberts, of 
Hinds Co., Miss., Nov. 28, 1861, son of Jeptha W. and 
Mary Taylor Roberts, of Kentucky Issue: 

tMary Jane Roberts, b Nov. 28, 1864, in Warren 
County, Miss., m April 21, 1885, to Charles 
Rutledge McQueen, apn of Rev Henry 
Holcomb and Mary Elizabeth Rutledge 
McQueen. Issue: 

Henry Holcomb McQueen, b Sept 

3, 1886. 
Mary Rutledge McQueen, b Jan. 1, 

Emily Mable Briscoe McQueen, b 

Nov. 15, 1891. 
Charles Roberts McQneeu, b Nov. 
2, 1893. 
Maggie Grace Roberts, b Nov. 14, 1866, m Isaac 
Ransom McElroy, Feb. 2, 1886, at Merld. 
ian. Miss., where they now reside. He is 
the son of John McElroy and Grace Cam- 
eron. Issue: 

Mary Hebron McElroy, m Paul D. 
McRoy, Oct. 31, 1907. Issue: 
Bessie Louise McRoy. 
Pauline McRoy. 
Infant son. 
Bessie Emily McElroy, m Feb. 12, 
1910, William France Bonifay. 

Isaac McElroy Bonifay. 
Louise McElroy. 
**William McDonald Sims, b May 19, 1910, m his cousin, Rebecca Jane 
Harmon Neal. (See page 46.) 

*Shc was the d.iUjrhter of Philip Briscoe and liarffaret Elliot Philip Briscoe was the son of Capt William 
•f ilia Revolutionary and French and Indian wars, alsa a signer of the Albemarle Declaration of Independenee. 

trt is probable that tthe married William Moores, Jr.. son of William and Elisabeth Ross Moores. 

tMra. C. R. McQu !en has been active in church work for a number of jeaxs. She now holds the poaitfcm of Bee. See. 
of the Woman's Home and Poreisn IClssion Society of the IC. E. Church in MUs. She has rearer her children to be sooi 
eitixens and ornaments to society, and her home is one of culture and refinement. 
**Thoae records were ffiven, hj mi<9tike of tho compiler, to the wife's branch. 


Martha Conger Sims» b Feb 11, 1812, m David Snodgrass Burch, son of 
Rev. John Burch, of Virfirinia, and Louisiana Thomas. Issue: 

*Cordelia Burch, b Nov. 14, 1828, m Dec. 15, 1842, James Mon- 
roe Brown. Issue: 

Amelia Josephine Brown, b April 25, 1844, m 

David M. Herring, Feb. 14, 1860. He died 

in a Federal prison during the civil war, 

on Nov. 14, 1863. Their child was bom 

two months after his father's death. Issue: 

David Monroe Herring, b Jan., 1864, 

m Lillian Burk, of Amite Co., 

Miss. Issue: 

Jack Raiford Herring, b 
about 1891. 
Amelia J. Brown, m 2nd Prosper Pearoefield, 
May 29, 1867. Issue: 

Jennie Pearcefield, m S. L. Davis, 
who died in 1896. Issue: 
Louise Davis. 
tSidney L. Davis. 
Jennie Pearcefield, m 2nd to L. D. 
Pearce, of Bolivar Co., Miss. 
No issue. 
Ida Pearcefield, m Wm. H. Groome. 

Thomas P. Groome. 
David Herring Groome. 
Hilda Groome. 
David Sims Brown, b Oct. 5, 1846, m Marie F. 
Herring, dau of Alex. Herring, brother of 
David M. Herring, Oct. 8, 1873. Issue: 
Francis Brown. 
Myra Brown, m to Jap Jones. 
Nettie Brown. 

Jessie Brown, m Tom Bell. Issue: 
One child. 

Alexander H. Brown. 
George Brown. 
Lamar Brown. 
Vera Brown. 
Marshall Eugene Brown, b May 27, 1849, m 1878 
Ida Clark, of Mer Rogue, La. He d March 
31, 1899. Issue: 

Louie Clark Brown, b April 10, 1879, 
m Rosa Hall, of Liberty, Miss. 

Rosa Lee Brown. 
Maurine Brown. 
Ella Brown, b April 25, 1882. 

Lilly Brown, b Sept. 22, 1883, m Geo. 
D. Andrews. Issue: 

Daughter, d aged 1 year. 
Alfred Penn Andrews. 
Jessie S. Brown, b Feb. 14, 1885. 

*Coiiiln Cordelift Yitm had a wonderfully naeful. active life. Her picture ehowa the radiance of the loye ahe aheds 
upon aU with whom ahe conaen in contact. Thourh now at an advanced ase. ahe ia not content to ait idlj all day Ions, bat 
ilDa evary moment with worlc for those she lovea. She has iriven valuable asaiatance in the preparation of theee^racords 

tNow 19 years old. Ia in the University of Virffinia at schooL 


Robert Cotton Brown, b Feb. 22, 

Marshall Brown. 

Vertner N. Brown, b Dec. 24, 1888. 
Ida Clark Brown, b Oct 6, 1894. 
Mamey Frances Brown, b Not. IS, 

Allen Eugene Brown, b Dec. 31, 

Charlie Stanton Brown, b Sept. 5, 1351, d Aug. 

16, 1867. 

James Monroe Brown, Jr., b Feb. 19, 1854, d 

Oct. 7, 1858. 
Louie Washburn Brown, b Feb. 3, 1858, d April 
Louisiana Burcfa, b 1830. 
Henrietta Burch, b 1833. 
Mabella Burch, b 1835. 
'^Capt. David Stanton Burch, b Aug. 7, 1838, in Jefferson Co., 
near Fayette, Miss. Died Jan. 24, 1906, at Fayette. 
He married 3 times, 1st to Fannie S. Jones, in 1858. 

Lula Sims Burch. 

William Cameron Burch, b Feb. 25, 1859, m 1st 

Mary Clark. No issue. • 
William C. Burch m 2nd Ruth Hedrick Issue: 
Cameron William Burcli, b July 20, 

Stanton Chaffin Burch, b 1911. 
Cora Hill Burch, b Dec. 21, 1865, d Dec. 29, 1894, 

at Caseyville, Miss. 
Lelia Clebum Burch, b April 21, 1868, m Prof. L. 
A. Wyatt. Issue: 

John Cameron Wyatt, b March, 1888. 
Stanton Wyatt. 
Wiley Wyatt, d April, 1907. 
Letitia Grace Wyatt. (See picture.) 
Lamar Wyatt 
Capt. Darid Stanton Burch m 2nd Theodocia Eleanor Green, 
near Utica, Miss. She d at Caseyville, Miss. Issue: 
Fannie Eleanor Burch, b June 21, 1875, m Nov. 

17, 1895, to Duncan Bennette Easterling. 

Annie Eleanor Easterling, b Feb. 

10, 1897. 
Duncan Bennette Eastt rling, Jr., b 
Aug. 14, 1909. 
Eugenia May Burch, b April 20, 1875, m £. W. 

Fairley. No issue: 
Wade Hampton Burch, b May 26, 1877, was killed 
by a falling tree at Union Church, Miss., 
June Ifi, 1891. 
Grace Amelia Burch, b June 8^ 1879, m Wallace 
Comforth. Issue: 

*DmTid S. Bnreh. in 1881. wms made Mrccaat of a eompaay that organisad in Franklin Conatj. at MeadvJlk. Thia 
eompaay was called the Pranklin Beauregarda, Go. EL Capt D. H. Parker. 7th MIea. Reg. At Corinth thii eompaBj was 
reorcanised, and Serseant Bnreh was made captain. He was in many of the prominent liattlea— Shik>h, Atlanta, Ghiek- 
amanga, lUaeionary Ridgiu If nmfardavllle, Ky., PerryyiUa^ Ky., Mnrfree eb oro^ Tean. Ha fought throngrhont the war as 
a braTO soldier. 

— iia- 

Lelia Gnce Cornf orth. 
WilUrd Stanton Burdt. b March 14, 1881, m 
Myrtle Edwards. Issue: 
WiDard Burch. 
Luther Sims Burch, b Aug. 24, 1884. 
tFrank Harmon Burch, b Sept. 24, 1886, un-m. 
Mary Rebecca Burch, b Dec. 31. 1887, m Horace 

Truly Myers. 
tEmmett Preston Burch, b July 12, 1889. 
Capt David Stanton Burch m ard Tenia Guilminott, of Fay- 
ette, Miss. No issue. 
SMartha Conger Sims Burch m 2nd, March 2nd, 1862, Valentine W. Brock, 
of Tensas Parish, La. Issue: * 

Son, d age 2 years. 

Mattie Valentine Brock, b Sept. 26, 1858, m in Clinton, Miss., 
to Jack Brown. 
ELIZABETH SIMS, m 2nd to John Venable, in 1822. Issue: 

John Fletcher Venable, b Dec. 25, 1824, m March 22, 1850, to Francis 
Harmon, dau of Joseph Harmon. She d June 2, 1852. Issue: 
Two children, d young. 
Letitia Ann Venable, b Dec. 25, 1826^ m William Clark, of Claiborne Co., 
Miss. Issue: 

Mary Elizabeth Clark; b Jan. 23, 1850, m Charlie Brock, son 
of Valentine Brock. Issue: 
Theodore Brock. 
Lilly May Brock, d young. 
Charlie Brock. 
Mary E. Brock m 2nd to her cousin, Cammie W. Burch. She 
d Dec. 22, 1907. No issue. 
Letitia A. Clark m 2nd John W. Andrews. She d Jan. 16, 1908. 


I deem it expedient, while in good senses of mind, to make my last will and testament. I 
do, therefore, leave my wife, Elizabeth Sims, sole executrix of my estate, and I do moreover 
leave to her my whole estate during her lifetime, and at her death do revert to my bodily heirs, 
David C. Sims, William Sims and Martha Sims, to be equally divided between them, and so it is 
my wish. I acknowledge, in the presence of those witnessing, this is my last will and testament 

(Signed) JAMES SIMS. 

Witnesses: Josiah Flowers, Benj. Newton. 

WILLIAM or WILSON CONGER, was bom in Rowan Co., N.C . He died in Warren 
or Hinds Co., Miss. He and his wife died when his children were young, and 
they were raised by his brother, Martin Congpr. Issue: 
Viola Conger. 

Sidney. Conger, b in Mississippi. He m Mary Boles, in Warren Co., Miss. 
He died in 1857. She du^d in 1859. Issue: 
John Jeptha Conger, d Nov. 12, 1878. 
Nancy Conger, b Sept. 27, 1853, m C. W. Stout, at Black- 
monton. Miss., May 17, 1870. He was b Sept. 24, 1843. 

Sidney Stout, b Aug. 9, 1872, d May 23, 1910. 
Daisy Stout, b Nov. 9, 1874. 
Ida Stout, b Feb. 10, 1878. 

tJoined tho U. S. Navy, and U at present on the U. S. batcleship Franklin. 

t Joined the U. S. Army, and ia now at Fort Sheridan, III., company L, 27th Infantry. 

SMartha Sims Burch, after the death o£ her mother, chansred her name to Elizabeth Martha. 



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Jeptha Conger, m Carey Warner, in Hinds Co., Miss. He died in Arkan- 
sas, in 1897. 

Hed a large family, one of whom is J. E. Conger, of Shreve- 
JANE CONGER, m WOson Cummings. ' Issue: 

Frank Cummings. 
SALLY CONGER, b in Mississippi, m Felix Thompson. Issue: 

*Mary Thompson, m about 1858 to a Presbyterian minister— Yeagly. 
Frank Thompson. 
PHOEBE CONGER, m Simon Lane. 

tMARY CONGER, b in Rowan Co., N. C, March 3, 1792. She was the dau of Jonathan 
Conger, granddaughter of John Conger and great-granddaughter of John 
Conger, who d in 1784. (See will.) She m Sept. 15, 1808» near Vicksburg, 
Miss., John Lobdell, who was b at Renselear, N. Y., May 16, 1782, and was the 
son of James and Mary Venable Lobdell. She d near Vicksburg, Miss., Jan. 
6, 1835. Issue: 

Thomas Llewellyn Lobdell, b Dec. 3, 1810, m Eliza Ann Grafton. Issue: 
Livingston Llewellyn Lobdell, m Tennessee Estelle Watson, 
at Houston, Texas. Issue: 

Robert Livingston LobdelL 
Jonathan Conger Lobdell, b April 16, 1813, m Emily Stowers. Issue: 

**Juliette Lobdell, b Nov. 9, 1844, m Louis E. Stowers. Issue: 

Margaret M. Stowers. 
Benj. F. Stowers. 
Louis E. Stowers. 
**Caleb S. Lobdell, never married. Died about 12 years ago. 
Volney Stamps Lobdell, m Amanda Hale, of Albany, N. Y. 
He d about 20 years ago. Issue: 

Volney H. Lobdell, m Lawrence Bass., of Green- 
ville, Miss. Issue: 

Lawrence Bass, Jr., d two years ago. 
Volney Bass, aged 2 years. 
Joshua Lobdell, b July 3, 1815, d Dec. 15, 1816. 
Isaac Elum Lobdell, b April, 1817, d May 23, 1831. 
Martha Margaret Lobdell, b Oct 8, 1820, d Oct. 30, 1838. 
Eliza Mary Lobdell, b March 20, 1822, d Sept. 2, 1822. 
IJohn Venable Lobdell, b Jan. 12, 1824, d Aug.^ 13, 1859, m Sept. 5, 1848, to 
Minerva Lee Coffee, dau of Thos. J. Coffee and his wife, Malinda 
Grraves W. Haley, of Brandon, Miss. Issue: 

Henry Lee Lobdell, b Sept. 5, 1850, d Aug. 23, 1852. 
Elizabeth B. Lobdell, b Oct. 4, 1853, m Holland T. Coffee, 

Sept, 1868, d April 26, 187p. 
Florence Coffee Lobdell, b July 27, 1857, m Thos. McLemore, 
d in Bolivar Co., Miss., leaving an infant son, who fol- 
lowed his mother a few months later. 

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•Joha B. Conger, of Grand Gulf. MiM . in a letter written about 184«, tells of taking a ffrandchild of Brother Jona- 
tban Gonser as a companion to his dauffhter, she beinff a daoffhter of Sally Conner, w1k> married Felix ThoniMon. Thia 
srandchikl was Mary Thooopeon. who lived with her coosin. Martha Archer Conner, even after her marriase to Gov. 
Telflrhman M. Tneker. Before her marrisse to Gov. Tucker, Martha A. Conser made a will, which provided veiy hand- 
somely for Mary Thompson. After her marriase she made a second will, but it could not be found after her death. 
Mary Thompson therefore received the bulk of the large estate amaased by John B. Conser. 

t1 have heard my mother say that my ffrandmother, Mary Conner, was a very noble woman, and that my father 
told her that she lost her life doing a kindly act of charity. During a severe storm she left her house to visit a sick negrp 
alavik and died from the reanlting attack of pneumonia. JOHN V. LOBDELL." 

tTkomas Llewillyn. Jonathan dager and John Venable Labdell attracted by the fertile lands and fine opportonltlea 
for Investment in the Yasoo-Miaslssippi Delta, came to Bolivar County in the early forties, where they purehaaed lands, 
and with their slaves opened Urge cotton plantations. They ware among the first pioneers in this rich Delta section, and 
though an three of the brothers died before r^sashing middle life, they were highly esteemed In thiar new homw^ aad* 
dying, left honored names behind them. 



John Venable Lobdell, b Oct. 2^ 18G9, m June 1, 1887» to Maria Coralie 
Nugent, b in New Orieans, Jan. 21, 1867, dau of R. J. Nugent and 
Marie Coralie Smith. Issue: 

Richard Nugent Lobdell, b May 27, 1888. 

Coralie Guilbert Lobdell, b Dec. 19, 1889, m Dr. Llewellyn 

Coppedge, March 26, 1912. 
John Venable Lobdell, b Jan. 8, 1892. 
Florence E. Lobdell, b Sept. 4, 1894, d Oct. 12, 1894. 
Lillian Hardeman Lobdell, b Sept. 7, 1895. 
Mildred Lee Lobdell, b March 18. 1898. 
> Anne Nugent Lobdell, b Jan. 27, 1901. 
Ethel Elizabeth Lobdell, b March 24, 1904. 
Hugh Lewis Lobdell, b May 14, 1908. 
MARY CONGER LOBDELL, m 2nd William Estes, Aug. 28, 1829, in Warren Co., 
Miss. Issue: 

Sarah Channing Lucinda Estes, b Dec. 12, 1829. 
Oscar William Estes, b Aug. 21, 1831. 
MARTIN CONGER, son of Jonathan Conger, was bom in Rowan Co., N. C, July 7, 
1797. He died at Clinton, Miss., Dec. 13, 1833. Removed to Mississippi with 
his father about 1806, and settled in Claiborne Co., where his father was a 
planter. (See Jonathan Conger line.) In 1826 Martin Conger was living in 
Warren Co., Miss., and that year he was married to Susan Gamer, at Monti- 
cello, Miss. Susan Gamer was bom at Monticello, July 7, 1804, and died at 
Clinton, Miss., October 13, 1862. About 1830 Martin Conger and family removed 
from near Vicksburg, in Warren Co., to Clinton, Miss., and was one of the 
pioneer settlers of this region. The road that he traveled to Clinton, Miss., 
in many places was prepared by him before his wagons could travel. In many 
places trees were cut down, in this way clearing the road. Martin Conger died 
three miles from Clinton, Miss., Dec. 13, 1833, and is interred in the family 
burying ground there. After his death his widow married again, to Mr. Gregg, 
and many of their descendants are still living. 
Issue of Martin Conger and Susan Garner: 

Asbury Bernard Conger, b in Warren Co., Miss., January, 1828, d at Oak- 
ridge, La., January 5, 1863, m to Leann Jones, in 1838. She was 
b in Tennessee. Issue: 

Asbury Bernard Conger, b in Oakridge. La., Dec. 19, 1857> 
m 1st Harriet Jane Cooper, in 1885, who d in 1887. 

Nellie Lee Conger, d April, 1891. 
Asbury B. Conger m 2nd Estelie Margaret Cooper, sister of 
his first wife, at Oakridge, La., Nov., 1888. She was 
b at Oakridge, La., Dec, 1866. Issue: 

James Bernard Conger, b Nov., 1899, d Jan, 1890. 
Asbury Bernard Conger, b October, 1890. 
William Edwin Conger, b February, 1893. 
John Robert Conger, b August, IS&by d Dec. 13, 

May Hope Conger, b Feb, 7, 1901. 
John Robert Conger, b Feb. 23, 1860, d July 2, 1837. 
^ ' William Edwin Conger, b in Oakridge, La., Feb. 18, 1862, m 

Belle Eason, at Oakridge, La , February, 1893. She 
was bom at Oakridge, 1873. Issue: 

Barham Kelley Conger, b November, 1894. 
V' Elma Jean Conger, b August, 1886. 

Clara Belle Conger, b Augus^ 1898. 
Joseph Bernard Conger, b Feb., 1900; d March, 

William Samuel Conger, b September, 1905. 


Mary Athelia Conger, b in Warren Co.. Miss., d at Clinton, Miss., m to 

Henry McKey, at Clinton, Miss. No issue. 
Ann Martin Conger, b at Clinton, Miss., d at Houston, Texas, m Dr. Rob- 
ert Kelly, at Clinton, Miss. No issue. 
Susan Margaret Conger, b at Clinton, Miss., d at Chicago, ni., May, 1898. 
She m E. B. Lamon, at Clinton, Miss., 1857. He d at Clinton, Miss., 
January, 1873. Issue: 

Annie Eulalia Lamon, b 1858, m April, 1875, A. L. Brent, 
near Palestine, Miss. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. 
J. C Brent. He d February, 1884. Issue: 

Bernard Lauren Brent, b April 25, 1876, m Aug, 
12, ld07, to Willie Love. Issue: 

Samuel Bernard Brent, b July 5, 1906. 

William Love Brent, b July 10, 1910. 

Mary Lamon Brent, b April 5, 1880, m Jan. 17, 

1899, to John William Quinn, son of Mr. 

and Mrs. A. L. Quinn, of Holly Springs, 

Miss. Issue: 

John William Quinn, b June 13, 1900. 

Annie Mayre Quinn, b May 11, 1908. 

Annie Eulalia Brent, b Sept. 4, 1883, m 1904 to 

Walter Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. S. 

Jones, of Terry, Miss. Issue: 

Dorris Jones, b June 9, 1906. 
Mary Athelia Lamon, d age 2 years. 
E. B. Lamon, never married. 
Milton Powahatan Lamon. 
Lauren G. Lamon, m Mathilde Hoffelt. Issue: 
Susan Methilde Lafaion. 
Isabel Lamon, b Dec, 1898, in Chicago, 111. 
Eugene Melton Lamon, b in Clinton, d Dec. 10, 1893. 
Martin Conger Lamon, m Lizzie Clarke at Sidon, Miss. He d 

in August, 1902. 
William Orren Lamon. 
Frank L. Lamon, d June 28, 1893, aged 21. 
Lutie Lamon, d Oct. 25, 1889, aged 19. 

^JONATHAN LEE CONGER, son of Jonathan Conger, was bom near Port Gibson, 
Miss., in 1806. He died at Black Hawk, Miss., in 1848. He married 1st Sarah 
Faulkner, in Carroll Co., Miss., in 1825. She died Oct 7, 1840. Issue: 
fAmanda Conger, m A. J. Holmes. 

William Wilson Conger, b in Chicot Co., Arkansas, Jan. 4, 1833. He died 

at Vaiden, Miss., Nov. 20, 1888. He married Susan Ann Holmes, 

in Carroll Co., Miss., Oct. 6, 1853. She was bom in Union Co., 

Tenn., in 1832, died at Black Hawk, Miss., Nov. 20, 1905. Issue: 

Mary Elizabeth Conger, b Oct. 10, 1854, d in 1903. She m 

J. P. Cain, Nov. 20, 1874. Issue: 

Elma Cain, b Nov. 12, 1875, m Dec. 20, 1900, to 
Gay Anderson. Issue: 

Gay Nell Anderson, b April 6» 1902. 
Elizabeth Anderson, b May 10, 1907. 
Mary Cain Anderson, b Jan 4, 1911. 

* Jonathan lae Congvr was called Lae b7 his friends. After his first marriage ha mored to OutoU Coantr, where 
be was a farmer and larce slave owner. 

tMr. and Mrs. A. J. Holmee reared a family of seven children, who have married and have famillea. 


Floy Cain, b April 4, 1877, m June, 1906, to Clar- 
ence Maynard. Issue: 

Mary Zilpha Maynard, b Mar. 6» 19Q8. 
Jim Cain Maynard, b Jan. 14, htll, 
Maud Cain, b June 4, 1883, m April, 1904, to 
Champ Taylor. Issue: 

William Taylor, b June 8, 1906. 
Willie Lou Cain, b May 6, 1884, m in 1907 to Dr. 
C.'A. Moore. Issue: 

Meta Martha Moore, b June 19, 1910. 
Hubbard Cain, b Apnl 7, 1886. 
Zilpha Cain, b July 7, 1888. 
*Lucy Florence Conger, b Feb. 7, 1856, m Ike Jones, of Black 
^ ' .^ Hawk, Miss., Dec. 13, 1876. Issue: 

Mary Myi-tle Jones, b Aug. 31, 1870, m Oct. 4, 
1901, to A. D. McFariane. Issue: 

Margaret Ragland McFariane, b Oct. 
1, 1908. 
Isaac Lambuth Jones, b March 14, 1881, m Nannie 
Montgomery, Jan. 1, 1907. Issue: 

Thad Montgomery Jones, b March 
26, 1909. 
Hulda Jones, b Feb. 28, 1889, m H. M. Streator, 

Jan. 19, 1910. 
Wilson Conger Jones, b April 1, 1884. 
tSue Holmes Jones, b Dec. 27, 1885, d Feb. 26, 1912. 
Bessie Page Jones, b June 25, 1891. 
John Russell Jones, b April 26, 1893. 
Martha Hill Conger, b Oct. 5, 1858, d April 3, 1866. 
Lucius Lee Conger, b in Carroll Co., Miss., Sept. 3, 1860, m 
L^««^ Alice Heron, in 1882. Issue: 

James William Conger, b Sept. 29, 1883. 
Joseph Clyde Conger, b Nov. 30, 1885. 
Effie Susan Conger, b Jan. 23, 1888. 
Lucius Hal Conger, b Dec. 14, 1889. 
Annie Lee Conger, b Nov. 24, 1891. 
Ben Clower Conger, b Dec. 24, 1893. 
Tom Wilson Conger, b Aug. 13, 1896. 
Alice Maie Conger, b July 9, 1899. 
Goldye Catherine Conger, b May 6, 1902. 
Sarah William Conger, b in Carroll Co., Miss., Oct. 16, 1863. 
She m J. E. Page, Nov., 1888. Issue: 

Lucius Eddie Page, b Nov. 12, 1895, d Nov. 12, 
Susan Elnora Conger, b Nov. 12, m T. Durham, in 1884. Issue: 

Tom Jones Durham, b 1885. 
Edna Eari Conger, b April 6, 1867, d 1885. 
Benjamine Luke Conger, b Dec. 20, U369, d 1898. 
Bessie Athalia Conger, b April 6, 1872, d 1885. 
John Lane Conger, b at Black Hawk, Miss., July 21, 1835, d at Rison, 
Ark., 1894. He married Frances Cummings, in 1858. She was b 
in DeSoto Co., Miss., in 1839, and d in Ark. in 1904. She was the 

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^Ifn. Ike Jones is the senealoffict of this branch of the family. She has rendered ffreat assietanoe, not only to the 
cmnpller of these records, but also to Charles L. Conner, of Mackintosh. Miss. 

tSbe was a youns lady of more than ordinary arif ts and acquirements. She was a devoted Christian, and at the time 
that the f^tal malady laid hoki upon her. was thinking of offering herself for the mlnsion field. In her. Death had a 
shinins mark, and when she was stricken down, a vacancy was left in many hetrts that earth can never fill. 



dau of Jane Conger and Wilson Cummings, and was his cousin. 

William Lee Conger, b in DeSoto Co., Miss., in 1859, m Ella 
Henry, at Locust Cottage, Ark., in 1877. She was b 
at Locust Cottage, Ark., in 1868; No issue. 
Florenee Conger, b in Grant Co., Ark., in 1861. She m A. J. 
Sturdivant, in 1878. He was b in Grant Co., Ark., in 
1856. Issue: 

David Sturdivant, b 1881. 
Bert Sturdivant. b 1885. 
Austin Sturdivant, b 1887. 
*John Marvin Conger, b in Grant Co., Ark., in 1871. He m 
Rosa McKenzie, in Carroll C, Miss., in 1902* She was 
b at Eagle Nest, Miss., in 1880. He d July 26, 1911. 

Margaret Conger, b March 7, 1904. 
Benjamine Conger, b 1873. 
Edwin Conger, b 1864, d 1886. 
Cora Conger, b 1881. 

May Conger, b at Risen, Ark., in 1885, m Thomas Golding, in 
Carroll Co., Miss., in 1902. He was b in South Caro- 
lina, in 1880. Issue: 

Jewel Golding, b 1904. 
Mabel Golding, b 1906. 
Jonathan Conger, b July 21, 1835, d in 1864. 

Sarah Lucinda Conger, b in Carroll Co., Miss., Nov. 11, 1838. She m 
William E. Tyler. Issue: 

ttEUa Tyler, m Mr. McChristian. She died. 
William Edwin Tyler, by in 1856, m Jennie Smith. Issue: 
Four children. 
ttCanie Tyler, b 066, m Mr. McChristian. She died about 10 
years ago. 
Charlie Tyler, m Mr. Olson. 
Jonathan Lee Conger m 2nd at Black Hawk, Miss., Oct. 7, 1844, to Susan Neal. She 
was b in Carroll Co., Miss., April 22, 1813, d 1852. Issue: 
{Benjamine Neal Conger, b in 1848, d in 1863. 

Edward Lee Conger, b in Carroll Co., Miss., in 1846, m Eliza Cain, in 
1846. Issue: 

Eliza Cain Conger, b April 6, 1876. 
Mattie Conger, b June 4, 1878. 
Edwin Conger, b May 12, 1886. 
t Joe Cain Conger, b March 6, 1884. 
Mary Elizabeth Conger, b Oct. 14, 1891. 
Craig Conger, b Dec. 8, 1894. 


ELIZABETH CONGER, dau of John Conger and Mary Ross, m Mr. Cole. Issue: 
Isaac Cole. 
Felix Cole, lived in Tennessee and Mississippi. 

* John ICarrin Conger wwm a man of flno ehanetn'. and beloved by aU who knew hha. 
ttTbeae sitters nutfried two brothers. 

XA member of the 22nd Miss, Infantry. Was kflled on the railroad while retoming to his fwnmsnd 
tis President of Senior Class. 1. 1, and C of Miss., and a joang man of brilliant mind and attainments. 

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'JOSHUA CONGER, wlio wis ixMn in Rowan Co., N. C, and who married Lndnda Rouns- 
aval, I am satisfied at one time lived in South Carolina. I have heard Elisha Conifer say that his 
mother came from South Carolina. We also have in our family two hammers that belonged to 
Joshua Conger and wife, one of them mariced N. C. and the other S. C. I think Joshua Conger 
came to Tennessee, and settled in Smith Co., in the year 1800. He died August 2S, 1829, in what 
was known as the Conger Bottom, on Caney Fork River, near the mouth of Smith Foik Creek, 
and was buried on the south side of Hickman Creek, about one mOe above the bridge. Lucinda, 
his wife, was bom March 15, 1775, and died about 1866, after being insane for several years, and 
was buried in what is known as tiie Conger graveyard, in DeKalb Co., on Caney Fork River, 
about one mfle above the mouth of Holmes Creek. J. E. CONGER.'* 

JOSHUA CONGER, son of John Conger and Mary Ross, was bom in Rowan Co., N. 
C, Oct 3» 1778. He died in Smith Co., Tenn. Married Luanda RounsavaL 

Eli Conger, b Aug. 16, 1795. 

John Conger, b June 9, 1798. He d in Smith Co., Tenn., in 1843. He m 
Jonca Pigg, in Smith Co., Tenn. Issue: 

Joshua Conger, b in Smith Co., Tenn., where he also died. 
He m Hannah Belle. She d in Smith Co., Tenn., July 
17, 1853. Issue: 

Jane Conger, b May 23, 1^38. 
John Conger, b Aug. 15, 1840. 
Isaac Conger, b in Smith Co., Tenn., Aug. 12, 
1842, m Elizabeth Huty, at Marion, Ky., in 
1863. He din Smith Co., Tenn., 1870. She 
d at Marion, Ky., 1875. Issue: 
John F. Conger. 
Tishey Conger. 
V> Rebecca Conger, b Jan. 3, 1844. 
Paulina Conger, b Dec. 12, 1846. 
Isabella Conger, d May 20, 1821. 

Elisha Conger, b 1821, d 1885, m Jane . Issue: 

Manuel Conger. 
Lucinda Conger, d Oct. 17, 1826. 
Nathaniel Conger, d Sept 4, 1831. 
John Conger. 

Lemuel Conger, b April 3, 1827,mSarah ,dinl865. Issue: 

F. M. Conger. 

Mary Conger, m Mr. Hughs. 
Jane Conger, m Mr. Fitts. 
Jane Conger, b May 17, 1828. 

WiUiam D. Conger, b in Smith Co., Tenn., Oct. 7, 1832, d in 
Crittenden Ck>., Ky., in 1870, m Martha Paris, at Marion, 
Ky., in 1852. She was b in Smith Co., Tenn., in 1836, 
and d in Kentucky, Dec. 24, 1881. Issue: 

John B. Conger, b in Crittenden Co., Ky., Dec. 
25, 1853, m Dealie Vaughn, in Crittenden 
Co., Ky., in 1870. She was b in Crittenden 
Co., in 1852. Issue: 

Emma Conger, b May 3, 18V3, m 
William Holt, in Lyon Co., Ky. 
Sebbie Conger, b Feb. 18, 1876, m 
Charles Glasgo, in Lyon Co., 
Ky., in 1902. 
Ada Conger, b Sept. 15, 1885, m 
William Hammon. 


Henry C^ger, b>I>ec.'.23, 1891^ m 
Margaret Glasgo, in Lyon Co., 
Ky.,Jn 19Q2. 
' Mtte^ Conger, bMarch 24, 1895, d in 1852. 

Isaac Conger, b Feb. 27, 1837, died in 1865. 
..fJosiah Conger, b in Sniitk Co., TenA., ^Nov. 27, 1840, m 1st 
Arabella W. Young, in Smith.Co., Sept. 23, 1864. She 
was b in Putnam Co., Tenp., Jan..l3, 1846, dat Marion, 
Ky., July 14, 1885. Issue: 

• John R. Conger, b Sept. 23, 1865, dOct.5, 1865. 

.Siunuel Young Conger, b: in Putnam Co., Tenn., 

Nov. 26, 1866, m 1st Josie Fritts, at Marion, 

Ky., in 1867, and dat Vale, Tenn., in 1905. 


EUa Conger, b Sept., 1890. 
. Elza Conger, b Sept., 1890. 
Ray Conger, b 1896. 
V. Samuel Y. Conger, m 2nd.Lonia Milchell. Sh€ d 

in August, 1911. 
: Minnie Conger^ b inf .Putnam Co., Tenn,, Oct. 27, 
1869, m. Anthony. Griffey,, at Marion, Ky., 
. .July 13, 1889. Issue: 

. Hammon Griffey, b 1890. 
.Ruby Griffey, b^l893. 
: Grace Griffey, b 1896. 
Mike Griffey, b 1906. 
\ Wiltiaih F. Conger, b in Allen Co., Tenn., Maiich 
3, 1872. He m Clara Roberts, . at Benton, 
. Ky., in 1892. Issue: 
Wiley Conger. 
Josiah Conger. 
Lawrence Conger. 
Granville Conger. 
\ Emma Conger, b in AllenCo., Ky., Aug. 29, 1873, 
m Charles Morgan, at Marion, Ky., in 1900. 
. Issue: 

Joseph Morgan, b 1901. 
. James R. Conger, b in Allen Co., Ky., June 15, 
1875, m Lona McDaniel,.at Hardin, Ky., in 
1900. Issue: 

Leon Conger, b Dec. 12, 1900. 
Hubert Conger, b 1903. 
Bemice Conger, b 1906. 
Mason Conger, b 1909. 
. Dede.Conger, b in Allen Co., Ky., Aug. 26, 1877, 
m Joseph Tucker, at Marion, Ky. Issue: 
Lonia Tucker, b Sept. 25, 1901. 
Floria Tucker, b 1899. 
May Belle Tucker, b Sept 25, 1904. 
ttoseph Tucker, b Jan. 13, 1906. 
Thelma Tucker, May 8, 1907. 
Carrie May Conger, b in Crittenden Co.,*Ky., Oct. 
9, 1879, m Frank Latham, at Lexington, 
Tenn., Feb. 6, 1902. He was b at Lexing- 

t**lfy tether was fan the war of 1812. My brother Eliaha was In the Union army four years. I was In the Confed- 
ts army acaiast my brother. We were both in the battle of tthiloh two days. He didn't kill me nor I him, so wer«.wo 



' ton, Tenn., April 25, 1875. Issue: 
» ' ^ ! Lindel May Latham, b July 15, 1»04. 

Elois Latham, b Nov. S, 1907. 
- Josiah Conger, b March 7, 1881, d Dec. 21, 1896. 
- Josiab Conger m 2nd toMartha McGonnell, at Marion, Ky.» 
Aug. ao, 1885. She was b in Crittenden Co., Ky., April 
5,1852. Issue: 

Cora Conger, b at Marion, Ky., July 25, 1886, 

m Jackson Roberts, at Benton, Ky.,.in 

1906. He was b at Benton, in 1886. Issue: 

Ludle Roberts, b Feb. 4, 1909. 

Smith Conger, b at Marion, July 1, 1889, m Myrtle 

i ■ ' Reed, at Lexington, Tenn., Oct. 24, 1909. 

She was b at Lexington, Feb. 29, 1890. 

Myrtle Cpnger, b Sept. 22, 1910. 
Elmer Conger, b Oct. 3, 1890. 
Mary Conger, b June 15, 1893. 
Bryan Conger, b Feb. 90, 1896, d Dec. 21, 1894. 
) Elizabeth Conger, b April 22, 1800. 
t . Isaac Conger, b March 12, 1802. 

. *Elisha Conger, b Nov. 2, 1805, d at Liberty, Tenn., March 12, 1895, m 
. Nancy«Tittsworth, Sept. 27, 1828. She was b Feb. 15, 1810. Issue. 
Joshua Conger, b March 6, 1830, d in 1846. 
Eli Conger, b Jan. 20, 1832, d August, 1867, m Elizabeth Mer- 
iritt, July 24, 1856. She d Sept. 24, 1894. Issue: 

William P. Conger, b in DeKalb Co., Tenn., Aug. 
18, 1857, m Ellen Foster, Sept. 26, 1878. 

Minnie Conger, m Mr. Brown. Issue: 
Dalton Brown. 
Homer Brown. 
Napoleon Conger. 
tLulu Conger. 
W. P. Conger m 2nd to Lillie Gouger. Issue: 
Ruby Conger. 
.. John E. Conger, b in DeKalb Co., Tenn., Jan. 
6, 1859, m March 11, 1880, to M. A. Hud- 
dleston. Issue: 

Alvin Conger, b Dec. 30, 1880. 
Ollie Conger, b Feb. 25, 1882, in 
Smithville, Tenn., m Dec. 20, 
1898, to J. H. Christian, at 
Smithville. Issue: 

John T. Christian, b Nov. 

2, 1899. 
Violet Christian, bSept. 
23, 1902. 
Solon Conger, b April 30, 1883. 
• Ozias Conger, b Feb 5, 1886. 

Elisha Conger, b Jan. 10, 1888. 
William Conger, b May 10, 1890. 

*Ell«ha Con«er Mttled in the river, nine miles north of .SmithTiile. DeKalb Co., Tenn.. and lived there all of his 
married life. Both he and his wife are buried on the farm that was their home, 

tLuln CSon^er is a sehool teacher in Tennessee, and her brother. Napoleon Conger^^ is a minister of the Church of 
Christ. Both are interested in family history. 


Fannie GoneeK, b Feb. 24, 1892. 
Jodie Conger, b Feb. 5, 1899. 
Ruby CoQsrer, b Augr. 2, 1906. 
, . A. Manson Conger, b in DeKalb Co., Penn., Sept* 
. 26, 1867, m Helen Bond, Jan. 4, 1894. Issue* 
Prudie Conger, b May 7, 1896. 
Jessie Conger, b Dec. 13, 1897. 
John Conger, b Oct. 3, 1890. 
Roy Conger, b March 14, 1906, 
' William Conger, b Sept. 16, 1839, d 1841. 
Martha Conger, b in DeKalb Co., Tenn., Augv24, 1^, d 
Aug. 24, 1885, m in DeKalb .Co., in 1862, to A. B. Cheat- 
.. ham. , Issue: 

.1 Martha J. Cheatham, b in DeKalb Co., Teqn., 
. Oct. 30, 1853, m N. Lemuel Corley, Feb. 14, 
. 1887. Issue: 

Minnie Corley. 
Lilly Corley. 
Roy Corley. 
Floyd Corley. 
\ William Conger, b Jan., 15, 1808. 
Mary Conger, b Nov. 18, 1809. 
Nancy Xonger, Dec. 18, 1811. 
. Delilah Conger, b Feb, 2, 1814. 
Wiley Conger, b June 3, 1816. 
Nancy Conger, the 2nd, b August 22, 1818. 


« ELI CONGER, son of John Conger and Mary Ross, was b in Rowan Co.» N. C«,:.and 

after the second marriage of his father rembved to Georgia. He m Mary . 

. Issue: 

. Amos Conger, b in Butts Co., Qa., and emigrated to Mississippi some 
time about 1850. .He m Rosanna Jenks, of Butts Co., Ga., near 
. Indian Springs, Issue: 

Levi. Conger, b in Georgia, about 1828-80. 

Elizabeth Conger, b in Georgia, between 1825 and 1830. She 

• . m Daniels. 

. Burrell Conger, b in Georgia, about 1835. 
William Conger, b in Georgia, about 1838. 
. Samuel W. Conger, b in Georgia, about 1840. 

Mart Conger, b ia Georgia, about 1847. She m Kerr. 

.Simeon Conger, b in Georgia, about 1848. 
. John B. Conger, b in Mississippi, about 1853. 
. . Marion Conger, b in Mississippi, about 1856. 
. Eli Amos Conger, b in Georgia, March 16, 1833, m in 1865 to 
. . Sallie Wier Fort, in DeSoto Co., Miss. He d Dec. .17, 
1876.. She d Aug. 24, 1894. Issue: 

. Levi Andrew Conger, b Dec. 14, 1865, m Minnie 
Wallace, of Coldwater, Miss., in October, 
1891. He d Dec. 6, 1902. Issue: 
Eutora Conger. 
. Mary Frances Conger, b April 28, 1868, m John 
S. Crasslin, in 1884. Issue: 
Nina Crasslin. 
Guy Crasslin. 
John S. Crasslin. 
John Thomas Conger, b July 25, 1870, m Rena 


' Jones, at Cockrum/lliss., in October 1893. 

Flora Conger. 
^IWalter EU Conger, b Sept. 27, 1872. m Lula Rob- 
ertson, at Scooby, Miss. Issue: 

Lucille Conger, b March 6, 1901. 
Infant, b and d July 3 1902. 
Josephine Conger, b Oct. 14, 1903. 
Lorinc Conger, b Nov. 24, 190B. 
Addie Conger, b Sept 4, 1873, d October, 1878. 
Jennie Conger, b Oct., 1876, d Sept., 1881. 
♦Mirtin Eli Conger, b June 26, 1815, m Judith Bufford, in Maeon, Ga., 
Feb. 7, 1840. She d Sept. 22, 1872. Issue: 

John Conger, b in Butts Co., Ga., in Nov., 1840, d in 1856. 
tThomaa EU Conger, b in Butts Co., Ga., Feb., 1843, m Sarah 
E. Jones, of Quitman, Texas, Dec. 21, 1865. He d dn 
Mineola. Texas, in 1885. Issue: 

Ada Conger, b in Quitman, Tex., Oct. 5, 1867. 
Stella Conger, b in Quitman, Tex., July 9, 1869, 

d Sept. 12, 1870. 
Eloise Conger, b in Quitmas, Tex., May 25, 1872, 
m Sept. 24, 1893, in Greenville, Texas^to 
-• J. P. Germany. Issue: 

Florence Germany, b Aug. 12, 1894, 

in Greenville, Tex. 
Joseph Alwin Germany, b in Green- 
ville, Tex., Aug. 9, 1897. 
Sybil E. Germany, b April 16, 1900, 

in Greenville, Tex. 
Frank Conger Germany, b Aug., 3, 

in Greenville, Tex. 
Jack Thomas Germany, b June 22, 
1906, in Greenville, Tex. 
• T. Elmer Conger, Mineola, Tex., Aug. 31, 

1874, m Louise Martin, in 1898. 
. W. Alvin Conger, b in Mineola, Tex., Jan.. 8, 
1879, d May 9, 1902. 
Vivian Conger, b in Mineola, Tex., Dec. 29, 1881, 
d. July 31, 1882. 
, IfWilliam Martin Conger, b in Butts Co., Ga., Nov., 1845, 
Van Buren, Ark.* 1863. 
. Mary Ann Conger, b in Butts Co., July 27, 1847, m James A. 
Calaway, in Quitman, Tex.,- Dec.j 1868. Issue: 

Lorenzo Dow Calaway, b Oct., 1870, in Quitmiui, 
Tex.,.m Lizzie Williams, of Mineola, Tex., 
in 1892. . Issue: 

t Walter BU Conser hu been the senealoarlst of this branch of the family. On account of his profeaslon. that of 
traTelinff salesman, he has not been able to furnish complete records of his branch. 

*He emigrated from Oeorffia to Quitman» Wood Co., Texas, in November. 1867. He was a very wealthy planter, and 
after the war went into the mercantile business and was very prosperous. He was a devout Christian, beinir a member 
of the Baptist -Church, and at the time of his death was a wealthy retired planter and merchant. 

tHe enlisted in th^ Confederate army, in Captain Wilson's Company B. 10th Cavalry of Texas, Jlctor's Brisade. Ten- 
nessee Army, in the summer of 18B1, then la November, 1861. he re-enlisted in Jacob. Zieffler's. He was in battles on 
Qeorffia Campaign, NashvUla, Tenn., and other small battles in Georgia. -Also in battles in Richmond, Ky., Corinth. 
Miss., Chattanooffs; Tann., Chickamauira, Teon., Murfreesboro. Tenn., and many others. After the war he was a mer- 
chant, beinff a partner with his father, but at the time of his death was Wood County Tax Collector. 

UHe enlisted in the Confedorate army in 18d3. Served only a short lime when he was wounded, and died in Van 
Buren, Ark., in 1863. 



Marie Calaway, b 1892, Minelo, Tex. 
Lorenzo Dow Calaway, b 1895, Min- 

eola, Tex. 
Sister Calaway, b Nov., 1900, Min- 
eola, Tex. 
Estelle Calaway, b in Quitman, Tex., 1872, m Mr. 
Harpole, in 1898, in Mineola, Tex. Issup: 
Jerome Harpole, b 1900. 
Sadie Calaway, b in 1873, in Quitman, Tex., m 
Sidney Bradford, in 1898. Issue: 

Sidney Bradford, b 1898, Mineola, Tx. 
James Bradford, b 1907, Mineola, Tex. 
Twins, b and d in 1875. 
Vesta Calaway, b 1879, in Mineola, Tex. 
James Calaway, b 1881, in Mineola, Tex. 
Andrew Jackson Conger, b in Butts Co., Ga., Dec. 8, 1849, 
m Louzinka Maynes, Quitman, Tex., Dec, 1876. Issue: 
George Conger, b Dec. 21, 1877, d Aug. 22, 1883. 
Pearla Conger, b Nov. L'4, 1879, d May 21, 1883. 
Robert Conger, b in Quitman, Tex., April 1, 
18i2, m Dollie Stephenson, Feb. 12, 1905. 

Andrew Lloyd Conger, b Dec, 1906, 
in Quitman, Tex. 
Kleber Conger, b Jan. 2, 1885, m Louisa Long, 

of Greenville, Nov. 1, 1910. 
Tom Conger, b in Quitman, Aug. 30, 1888. 
Lillie Conger, b in Quitman, March 5, 1890. 
Eloise Conger, b Aug. 19, 1892. 
Mattie Conger, b March 1, 1^97. 
Martha Elizabeth Conger, b May 12, 1852, d in 1877. 
Rebecca Spear Conger, b in Butts Co., Ga., Jan. 20, 1855, m 
Lycurgus B. Brown, Quitman, Tex., Feb. 7, 1874. Issue : 
Mattie J. Brown, b in Mineola, Tex., Jan. 1, 
1876, m Lelias B. Moore, Jan. 31, 1901. 

Nellie Rebecca Moore, b in Clay Co., 

Tex., Aug. 29, 1903, d June 4, 


M. Loula Brown, b in Mineola. Tex., Dec. 25, 

1879, m Edgar Underwood, of Grenada, 

Miss., Dec. 25, 1901. Issue: 

Edgar Buchanan Underwood, b Dec. 
19, 1902, d July 6, 1903. 
Rosa L. Brown, b in Quitman, Tex., Aug. 10, 
J 883, m Henry J. Ray, of Grenada, Miss., 
Oct. 24, 1903. 
Lycurgus Bonaparte Brown, b in Mineola, Tex., 
April 16, 1886, m Jennie Quisenbury, of 
Bowie, Tex., Jan. 19, 1910. 
Eliza Jane Conger, b in Butts Co., Ga., July 3, 1857, m Mr. 

Bernard, of Kansas City, Mo., in 1887. 
Dr. Henry Amos Conger, b in Quitman, Tex., April 8, 1860, 
m Fannie Anderson, of Mineola, Oct. 25, 1690. Issue: 
Four infants, who lived only a few hours. 
Essie Conger, b 1887, d 1888. 
Dr. Jefferson Davis Conger, b in Quitman, Tex., March 7, 
1864, m Jimmie Haynes, of Quitman, Sept. 30, 1886. 



Eugene Conger, b in Quitman, March 20, 1887. 
Reber Conger (dau) , b in Quitman, Tex., Oct. 
13, 1888, m John Critzberg, of Quitman, 
Dec. 29, 1907. Issue: 

Franklin Critzberg, b July, 1910. 
Andrew Conger, b in Quitman, Tex., Sept. 10, 
Martin Eli Conger m 2nd, in 1874, to Lizzie Crop, at Winsboro, Tex. He 
died in 1879. Issue: 

Davis Conger, b in Quitman, Tex., Nov., 1875. 
Beulah Conger, b in Quitman, Tex., in 1877. She m in 1909. 
Susannah Conger, m Mr. Walker. Issue: 
John Walker. 


JEAN CONGER, m Mr. Moores. No record. 


ISAAC CONGER, son of John Conger, Jr., and Mary Ross., was b in Rowan Co., N. 
C, Nov. 8, 1789, m Mary Moores, dau of Henry Moores and Jane Ross, about 
1800. (See Moores, pp. 79 and 93.) She was b Nov. 15, 1782, and d March 4, 
1857. Isaac Conger d March 4, 1857. Issue: 
Nancy Conger, d in infancy. 

Malinda Conger, m Dr. Martin, and d without issue. 
Matilda Conger, b April 16, 1807, d Oct. 2, 1812 (burned.) 
Delilah Conger, b Aug. 11, 1808, d Oct. 14, 1837, unmarried. 
Sion Moores Conger, b March 7, 1810, d Jan. 27, m JtBeall Norton, Nov. 
23, 1859. She was b July 16, 1836, d May 26, 1911. Issue: 

Mary Genella Montene Conger, b Oct. 31, 1860, d Sept. 27, 

tSion Iliff Conger, b Dec. 22, 1861, m ttWilHe Moore Malone, 
June 14, 1893. Issue: 

Caroline Beall Conger, b Nov. 18, 1894. 
*Dixie Lamarr Conger, b Feb. 20, 1864, m Louise Shoffner, 
Jan. 16, 1901. Issue: 

Glyndon Montene Conger, b March 12, 1902. 
Iliff Pillet Conger, b Aug. 9, 1903. 
John Beall Conger, b Nov. 5, 1905. 
Dixie Lamarr Conger, b Jan. 2S, 1910. 
♦Charles Henry Conger, b Oct. 7, 1866, unmarried. 
tRobert Alonzo Conger, b March 13, 1869, m Ola Ashley 
Shoffner, Jan. 23, 1893. (She is a cousin of Mary 
Shoffner.) Issue: 

*Dlzie L. and C H. Confftr live at the old home established hj Isaac CJonser, about 1860. It Is near Fayetterille, 
Tenn.. and is called "Beachlawn." 

tRobert A. Conner lives on an adjoining farm, known as "Eeldon." 

tlliff Conser is manager of the University Supply Store at Sewanee, Tenn.. where he lives He has been a per- 
sistent searcher for the early record of the Conner family, and has ariven the writer very valuable assistance, beinff the 
first one to ffive help, many years aga 

ttWUlie Moire Malone, daughter of Charles Wesley Malone and Caroline Moore, was bom July 7. 1B68. and educated 
In Memphis. Her mother died of yellow fever, in Memphis, in 1878. Her father was a physician, and went through the 
plague. He died about 1889. She lived with relatives in Louisville for some years, and began teaching in 188L She was 
married at Tullahoma, Tenn., in 1898. 

UBeall Norton Conger died May 26. 1911. and was the first of her family to die a natural death since her eldest sister 
died, about 1828. She lost two brothers in the civil war. but all the other brothers and sisters are still living, ranging in 
age from 68 to 86 years. Her father was 88 at his death, and her mother died at 74. 


Bessie Lynne Conger, b Nov. 4, 1893. 
Jessie Beall Conger, b Nov. 4, 1893. 
^Nettie Norton Conger, b March 15, 1896. 
Felix H. Conger, b Dec. 14, 1812, d Dec. 4, 1834, unmarried. 
Isaac Conger, b in Smith Co., Tenn., Feb. 28, 1837, d June 20, 1875, m 
Dec. 24, 1857, to Nancy M. Swansey, dau of John and Elizabeth 
Swansey. She was b Jan. 4, 1842, d April 16, 1873. Issue: 
John S. Conger, b July 21, 1859, d June 25, 1877. 
Jefferson D. Conger, b and d Sept. 14, 1861. 
Henry Miles Conger, b Sept. 3, 1864, d Jan. 7, 1911, m Mar- 
garet. Issue: 

Harlan Hendrix Conger, b in Johnson Co., Ark., 

Aug. 30, 1889.' 
Eli Elbert Conger, b in Crawford Co., Ark., Feb. 

23, 1892. 
Chloe Conger, b in Carroll Co., Ark., June 22, 

1894, d May 21, 1895. 
Chloe Conger, b in Madison Co., Ark., July 17, 

1896, d March 16, 1898. 
Oscar Conger, b in Franklin Co , Ark., July 8, 
James Anderson Conger, b Jan. 23, 1868. 
Mary Ellen Conger, b April 25, 1870. 

Eli Newton Conger, b Oct. 11, 1871, m March 2, 1892, to 
Frances Hellen Hampton. Issue: 

Carl Henry Conger, b in Franklin Co., Ark., 

Nov. 22, 1893. 
Charles Earnest Conger, b in Johnson Co., Ark., 

June 1, 1897. 
George W. Conger, b in Madison Co., 111., Jan. 

22, 1900. 
Gussie LeRoy Conger, b in Franklin Co., Ark., 

June 17, 1903. 
Norman Jefferson Conger, b in Franklin Co., 

Nov. 7, 1906. 
Elvis Conger, b in Franklin Co., Ark., Dec. 16, 


As to a sketch of my grandfather, I am unable to give you very much. My father, Sion 
Moores Conger, died when I was 12 years of age, and, being the last of his race— a very modest 
man, with quiet manner, seldom speaking except questioned— it happened that I learned very 
little from him about his father or antecedents. 

Through letters which I found in grandfather's library, from his relatives and from mother, 
I learned the following: 

Isaac Conger, son of John Conger, Jr., and Mary Ross, left his home in Rowan County. N. 
C, and went to Kentucky, after the death of his mother, and was for a time with his uncle and 

*S6e picture of Conffer sirk. 


Sion Iliff Cooffar, educated at the Barnitz school, TuUahoma, Tenn.. entered apprenticeship in the drag buaini 
with Dr. S. W. French, in 1877. Later learned watch making. Was for a time with the Spurlock-Neal Co.. wboleeale 
druffs. NaahTille. Tenn. HaTC been since 1894 buyer for the UniTcrsity ci the South. 

Dixie Lamarr Concer, educated at ttxa Bamits School, Tnllahoma. Tenn. Waa in the drug busineaa a ahcrt time, 
and began farming in 1886. 

Robert Alonao Conger, educated at the Bamits School, Tullahoma, Tenn. Waa in the drug and jewelrj buaineaa at 
Fayetteyille, Tsnn. Afterwards joined D. L. and Charles in farming. Was married to Ola Ashley Shoffner, Jan. 23» 


aunt (Henry Moores married Jane Ross.) He married Mary Moores, his cousin, and came to 
Tennessee, settling in Lincoln County, around 1800, which was then a canebrake wilderness. 

They were both deeply religious, and members of the Methodist Church. Their home was 
about seven miles from Fayetteville, and their nearest neighbor was four miles away. 

Jane Brown Moores (b 1800 — Mary's youngest sister) lived with them (she died a spinster 
in 185S) about 1809 or 1810. Isaac became convinced that he must preach the Gospel, and so 
decided. So he made preparation, and was licensed by the Elk Conference in 1811. I have 
some of his diaries, kept while at this work, that indicate that his wife strenuously opposed his 
missionary work, which greatly depressed him. Being, however, deeply impressed with respon- 
sibility of saving sinners, he persisted in the work while his health would permit, preaching 
and teaching wherever he went. His usual circuit covered the territory now occupied by eight 
or more counties, and did not seem to be confined to that especial territory, for he preached at 
times in almost every settlement in the State. 

Sometimes he took horseback trips to Kentucky and Ohio and visited relatives, preaching 
on the way going and coming. One trip I recall that reached Danville, 111., where Isaac Ross 
Moores lived. Several trips were made through West Tennessee and North Mississippi, where 
Betsy Payne lived, and on down to John B. Conger's home at Grand Gulf, Miss., and to New 
Orleans. He made one or more trios to South Carolina and through North Georgia, and I recall 
reading about his being for a time with Lorenzo Dow, and mention of his "powerful preaching.'* 
I think I have now a letter to the home folks describing Mammoth Cave, which he visited on one 
of his trips to Kentucky. One trip to North Carolina is mentioned in a fragment of an old diary 
about 1812, that refers to having received news, when about half way home on the return, of the 
death of one of the children .Matilda, perhaps.) 

Isaac "entered" several bodies of land in what is now Lincoln County, and purchased 
others, and held at one time some large tracts. Various farms were sold later, and my brothers, 
D. L., Charles and R. A., live on the old home place, which has not been changed in many years, 
comprising now about 1,300 acres. 

About 1815 he built what has been said to have been the first brick house in the county, 
sending to North Carolina and Virginia for the artisans. This house still stands and is a part of 
the old home, has had little repairs except roofing, and the first roof lasted over fifty years. He 
built a log church near his home about the same time, which still stands, unused, however. He 
was very energetic, doing much of the work of building himself. Was an untiring preacher, 
often preaching twelve to fifteen sermons a week, and rarely less than two hours at a time. He 
died in 184V. He was opposed to slavery, and "turned his members out of society" for * trading 
in black meat." His wife survived him ten years, dying in 1857. Her maiden sister, who had 
always lived with them, died in 1858, and my father, Sion M., being the last of his race, decided 
to get married. He was married in 1859, at the age of nearly 49. He was a planter, and follow- 
ing the custom of the times, was a slave owner, as was also his aunt, Jane Brown Moores. 
Being possessed of considerable lands in cultivation, and having inherited the slaves belonging 
to his aunt as well as his own, he had at the outbreak of the civil war perhaps thirty slaves to til] 
his soil. ILIFF CONGER. 


JOSIAH CONGER and Catherine Runyon eloped on horseback, she being only 14 years 
old. She had hidden her clothes behind a log; they were tied in a bundle, and these she car- 
ried on horseback behind her intended husband. In latter years she often related the incident 
with pleasure, and said she had never regretted it. They emigrated to Preble County, Ohio, in 
1812, and located near Sugai* Valley, where he lived and died. He owned some fine real estate 
and a very large and imposing residence for the times, where a cordial welcome awaited the 
travelers through that country. The trip from Tennessee to" Ohio was made in a wagon, drawn 
by four horses, and required about six weeks. Josiah Conger was a preacher of the Christian 
Church. He was a fine marksman. His death was caused by the accidental discharge of a gun, ' 
Nov. 8, 1846. While in Kentucky he was a hunting companion of ^Daniel Boone, and it is said 
that he claimed km with him. 

*Daniel Boone was born in Burks County, Pennsylvania, in 1736. Hia father. Squire Boone, and hia mother, Mary 
M i.'^iii. had dievan children— iBrael. Sarah, Samuel Jonathan, Elisabeth. Daniel Mary, Georgre. Edward, Squire and 
Ua.iJdh. Danisi Bjoae'sffraadpirents, Squire and Mary Bjone, arrived in Philadelphia from England in 1717. WhMi 


JOSIAH CONGER was born in Rowan Go., N. C, near Salisbury, July 28, 1780. ^e 
d in Preble Co., Ohio, Nov. 8, 1846. He m Catherine Runyon, in Barron Co., 
Ky., 1802. She was bom in Barron Co., Ky., near Glascow, Jan. I, 1788, and 
died in Preble ^Co., Ohio, March 3, 1890. Issue: 

Nancy Conger, b in Tennessee, July 2, 1804, d in Preble Co., Ohio, May 
9, 1877, m Thomas Marshall, in Preble Co., Feb. 5, 1827. She d in 
Preble Co., Jan. 23. 1873. Issue: 

**Josiah Conger Marshall, b Aug. 31, 1830, d Jan. 12, 1902, m 
Oct. 31, 1830, to Sarah Ann Howell. Issue: 

Murray Webster Marshall, of Gann Valley, S. D. 
Thomas Austin Marshall. 
Phoebe Ann Marshall. 
Isaac Ross Marshall. 
George H. Marshall. 
Maggie Marshall, m Mr. Vanbuskirk. 
**Jacob Murray Marshall, b Aug. 23, 1832, d March 21, 1866, 
m Carolina Kenton. Issue: 
Sylvania Marshall. 
Lula Marshall. 
William Marshall. 
William Marshall, b Aug. 2. 1838, d Aug. 8, 1838. 
Aaron Ross Conger, b in Tennessee, Nov. 7, 1806, d in Preble Co., Ohio, 
Sept. 22, 1898, m Ruth Marshall, in Preble Co., Ohio, Feb. 22, 1857. 
She was b July 6, 1807, and d in Preble Co., Oct. 14, 1847. He m 
2nd IRhoda Robinson« She was b Nov. 8, lS2b. - Issue: 
Marshall A. Conger, b July 4, 1828, d Oct 11, 1849. 
Thomas Murray Conger, b April 12, 1830. 
John Newton Conger, b in Preble Co., Ohio, Oct. 13, 1832, d 
in Preble Co., Nov. 6, 1904, m Louisa Kennedy, in 
Preble Co., Feb. 14, 1853. She b Feb. 20, 1836. Issue: 
Mary L. Conger, b Feb. 25, 1859, d July 16, 1890. 
Albert L. Conger, b in Preble Co., Ohio, Dec. 3, 
1860, d April 13, 1901, m Hattie E. Wool- 
man, Feb. 25, 1896.1 
Carrie L. Conger, b in Preble Co., Nov. 5, 1862, 
m E. G. Harris, in Preble Co., April 6, 
1888. Issue: 

Zelma Harris, b Aug. 1, 1888, m June 

7, 1911, to Frank E. Smith. 
Carl Harris, b Oct. 4, 1889. 
Grace Harris, b Oct. 18, 1896. 
Joseph E. Conger, b in Preble Co., Sept. 29, 1865, 
m Margaret M. Bussard, March 23, 1900. 
She was b March 6, 1868. Issue: 

tEdna L. Conger, b Dec. 25, 1905. 
Herbert A. Conger, b in Preble Co., April 6, 

1867, m Lucy Parker, Jan. 9, 1902. 
Catherine A. Conger, b in Preble Co., July 5, 
1870, m E. M. Shafter March 14, 1888. Issue: 

Daniel waa 18 hia parenta m >ved to North Carolina and aettled on the Yadkin river. He met here Rebecca Bryaa. whom 
he married. He waa a farmer and hunter, and srowinff tired of the f aat growiag ciTiiization, left hia familjr and went 
to Kentuclcy. The history of hit adventures in Kentucky are too well known to need repetition. It ia probable that the 
Conffera were related to Daniel Boone through the Morgan family. 

tSee picture. 

tShe ia still Uving, and reaidea with J. E. Conner* near Eaton. OhiOi He has ever been interested in the genealogy 
of his family. 

^An effort haa been made to irct full records of the descendants of these brother^ but In vain. The descendaata 

ive in the West and also in Ohio. 

Ifyrtle Shtfter. 
Catherine A. Conffer m 2nd to Walter M. Reed, 

Feb. 24, 1901. 
Infant, b Nov. 18, 1873, d Dec. 18, 1873. 
Berti A. Conner, b in Preble Co., Jan. 11, 1879, 
m C. Kennedy, April 8, 1902. Issue: 
Russell Kennedy. 
Wheeler M. Conger, b in Preble Co., Ohio, Aug. 19, 1834, m 
Catherine Halderman, Aug. 24, 1857. She was b March 
16, 1833. She d in Preble Co., Jan. 15, 1883. Issue: 
Lfewis Conger. 
Myrtle Conger. 
Rachel Conger, b in Preble Co., Ohio, Oct. 6, 1836, d Dec. 24, 
1896, m Nathaniel B. Stephens, in Preble Co., Nov. 6 
1850. No issue. 
Anna Conger, b in Preble Co., Ohio, Feb. 4, 1839, m George 
W. Potter, in Preble Co., Ohio, Aug. 19, 1861. He was 
b Oct. 29, 1834, d July 18, 1904. Issue: 

Elmer Potter, b 1865, m Mary Stubbs, 1896. Issue: 

Helen Potter, b 1906. 
Ollie Potter, b 1868, m Andrew J. Montgomery, 
of Newburg, S. C, in 1886. Both are dead. 
Moses Conger, b in Barron Co., Ky., Aug. 12, 1807, d in Preble Co., Ohio, 
Aug. 22, 1901, m 1st Proebe Price, in Preble Co., Nov. 13, 1828. 
She was b in Butler Co., Ohio, Aug. 13, 1807, d in Preble Co., Ohio, 
June, 1880. Issue: 

Isaac Ross Conger, b Oct. 7, 1857, d May 5, 1832. 
Sarah Jane Conger, b in Preble Co., Feb. 7, 1832, d March 30, 
1887, m Meeker S. Morton, Feb. 26, 1860. He was b 
Dec. 22, 1832, and d Feb. i, 1908. Issue: 

Stella Morton, b March 29, 1864, d May 1, 1864. 
tCharles Morton, b Oct. 30, 1S60, d Mch. 13, 1903, 
m Lena Hubbard, May 16, 1888. Issue: 
Winifred Conger Morton, b Jan. 7, 
James Morton, b April 13, 1865, d Feb. 22, 1897, 

m Annie . 

Dr. Elmer Morton, b Feb. 9, 1872, m Sarah 
Boradaier, Dec. 27, 1899. Issue: 

Genevieve Morton, b Nov. 23, 1900. 
Edward M. Morton, b Mar. 29, 1903. 
Arthur J. Morton, b Nov. 3, 1905. 
Fred Morton, b Nov. 29, 1873, m Grace Gingling. 
Spence Morton, b Aug*. 3, 1877, m 2nd to Mor- 
anda Gardner. 
Elizabeth Ann Conger, b in Preble Co., Ohio, Sept. 1, 1834, 
d July 20, 1902, m Lemuel Bennett, in Preble Co., Ohio, 
Dec. 25, 1854. He was b Dec. 24. 1829, and d April 27, 
1895. Issue: 

Henry Clayton Bennett, b Oct. 11, 1856, d Oct. 

4, 1907. 
Arthur B. Bennett, b Jan. 8, 1859. 
Clara Belle Bennett, bMar. 14, 1868, m Mr. Wright. 

tCharlM Morton Mnrod in tho Indian war of 1891 and tlio Spaniah-AnMrican war. 


Four children. > 

Moses Oscar Bennett, b Dec. 5, 1865. 
Phoebe Leona Bennett, b Dec. 25, 1867, m Mr. 

Mary Etta Bennett, b Feb. 12, 1873, d Aup:. 17, 
1907, m Mr. Hendrick. 
Mary Katherine Conger, b Dec. 12, 1836, d April 14, 1841. 
Eli Moore Conger, b July 16, 1839, d Aug. 16, 1846. 
William Wims Conger, b in Preble Co., Ohio, Oct. 18, 1841, d 
Oct 9, 1882, m Julia L.Wilkinson, in Preble Co., Ohio, 
Oct. 1, 1863. She was b June 30, 1843, and d Dec. 27, 
1906. Issue: 

Emma Constance Conger, b July 22, 1864, d Mar. 

27, 1885, m Charles Cox, Jan. 27, 1885. No 


Royal E. Conger, b June 27, 1867, d Jan. 1, 1885. 

Edwin Pearl Conger, b Aug. 3, 1870, m Cora 

Shaw, Aug. 12, 1891. Issue: 

Pearl Conger, b March 29, 1894. 
Edna Conger. 
Owen Conger. 
Lucy Bertha Conger, b Feb. 27, 1877, d May 24, 

George WUkinson Conger, b Sept. 27, 1881. 
John Armour Conger, b in Preble Co., Ohio, Feb. 3, 1847, m 
Leah E. Felton, Oct. 6, 1869. She was b March 19, 
1848. Issue: 

Perry G. Conger, b June 12, 1871, d Apr. 25, 1892. 
Gertrude E. Conger, b Peb. 6, 1883, m George H. 
Whyte, at Goldfield, Iowa, May 17, 1905. 

Ruth L. Whyte, b April 4, 1906. 
Margaret E. Whyte, b July 2, 1908. 
Henry Clayton Conger, b in Preble Co., Ohio, Aug. 23, 1849, 
d in Preble 06., Ohio, Aug. 21, 1908, m Sarah Smith, 
March 5, 1871. She was b June 15, 1849. Issue: 
Oscar Conger, b Oct. 8, 1873, d Aug. 6, 1885. 
Shelby Conger, b July 26, 1875, d Apr. 4, 1883. 
Delia May Conger, b March 7, 1880. 
Ruth Conger, b Nov. 11, 1891. 
Anna Conger, b in Barron Co., Ky., Oct. 7, 1809, d in Camden, O., Oct. 
3, 1877, m Thomas W. Huffman, in Preble Co., Ohio, Mar. 9, 1831. 
He was b Jan. 90, 1810, and d in Camden, Nov. 30, 1893. Issue: 
John A. Huffman, b Nov. 13, 1835, m Lizzie' McMeacham, 
Nov. 18^ 1858. She was b July 4, 1838. Issue: 
Ada M. Huffman, b June 23, 1860. 
Sarah Huffman, b Oct. 17, 1869. 
Sarah Conger, b in Barrov Co., Ky., Nov. 20, 1811, m Alexander Rhea, 
Feb. 18, 1834, d Sept. 9, 1877. He was b Jan. 14, 1813, d Dec. 16, 
1881. Issue: 

James Franklin Rhea, b Feb. 14. 1835. 
John Conger Rhea, b Sept. 19, 1836, m Lizzie Pollock. Issue: 
Anna Rhea. 

Another child, name not given. 
Frank Rhea. 
Lawrence Rhea, 
Daughter, b May 11, 1839, d June 22, 1839. 
WilUam Leander Rhea, b Nov. 11, 1840, d July 7, 1854. 


Sarah Katherine Rhea, b March 26, 184^; d March 13, 1866, m 

Michael Pentecost. 
^Robert Milton Rhea, b April 15, 1848, m Sarah Elizabeth 
Harvey, dau of Samuel and Safronia Harvey, July 26, 
1868. She d Feb. 4, 1811. Issue: 

Samantha Leora Rhea, b July 4, 1869, d Dec. 24, 

Rolandus Everheard Rhea, b Feb. 25, 1872, d 

Jnly 3, 1888. 
Royal Conger Rhea, b Nov. 24, 1874. 
Orvie Rhea, b Feb. 29, 1885. 
Mary Evaline Rhea, b July 4, 1851, d Aug. 12, 1875, m James 

Samantha Caroline Rhea, b Jan. 14, 1854, d June 27, 1877, m 
Julius Lane. 
John Newton Conger, b in Preble Co., Ohio, March 13, 1814, d in Preble 
Co., Ohio, Oct. 6, 1841, m Rachel Marshall. She was b Jan. 11, 
1817, and d Aug. 26, 1840. No issue. 
Mary Ross Conger, b in Preble Co., Ohio, Aug. 6, 1816, d June 8, 1875, m 
Thomas McWhinney, in Preble Co., Ohio. Issue: 

Lee Andrew McWhinney, d unmarried at 24 years of age. 
Isaac Newton McWhinney, b June 16, 1845, d Nov. 10, 1904, 
m Emma Button, Dec. 18, 1866. Issue: 
Emma McWhinney, m Mr. Pepper. 
Thomas McWhinney. 
Sarah Ellen McWhinney, b 1838, m J. C. Aydelotte. He was 
b in 1838, d in 1901. Issue. 

Halstead Aydelotte, m . Issue: 

Bessie Aydelotte. 
Howard Aydelotte. 
Emma Aydelotte, b 1861, d July 26, 1908, m Mart 
Kelley. Issue: 

Grace Ellen Kelley. 
Edgar Lee Kelley, d 1906. 
Mary Aydelotte, m Oscar Rowan Baker, July 8, 
1878. Issue: 

Viletta Ellen Baker, b July 6, 1879. 
Frank L. Baker, b Dec. 26, 1880. 
Katherine Gladys Baker, b Jan. 21, 

Winona Jenette Baker, b March 24, 
1887, m Robt. S. Montgomery, 
of Gary, Ind., June 16, 1911. 
Paul Theodore Baker, b July 1, 1898. 
Omer Ross McWhinney, d age 22, had 2 daughters. Both d. 
Eli Conner, b in Preble Co., Ohio, Dec. 20, 1819, d March 12, 1901, m Lucy 
McWhinney, Nov. 1, 1853. She was b Oct. 27, 1821, d Oct. 4, 1887. 

Caroline Conger, bSept. 13, 1840, m t Andrew Lietner Harris, 
Oct. 17, 1865. He was b Nov. 17, 1835. Issue: 

*Rob«rt M Qton RhM and family 1W« at Goddard. Kansas. In 1878 h« moved from Ohio and settled at Garden Plain, 
Ksntas. His wife was a devoted Christian, and a writer of many beautiful verses. 

tAndrew Lietner Harris was married Oct. 17. 1865; was bom Nov. 17, 1886. Was Governor of Ohio, a lawyer by 
profession, and has occupied many positions of honor and trust. He was a colonel in the civil war. and at the close was 
m%da briffidiar ffenaral for bravery. la a Deaeeratie county of over 4.010 majority he was only defeated by about 100 
votes for Congress. He was Lietttenaat-(3ovemor under McKinley, and a close friend of his. He is an extensive land 
owner, and spends most of his leisure time on his farms in Preble County. 


Walter A. Harris, b Aug. 17, 1870, m Estherwain 
Sherman, in 1898. 
John Newton Conger, m Emma Lockwood, Dec. 2, 1875. Issue: 
Grace L. Conger, b Feb. 7, 1872, m Wilbert Miller, 

Jan. 17, 1900. 
Harry E. Conger, b Sept. 10, 1876, d Oct. 6, 1884, 
Jessie M. Conger, b Aug. 15, 1884. 
Elizabeth Conger, b Sept. 22, 1847, d Aug. 31, 1896, m May 
30, to Barney W. Huffman. Issue: 
Mary Huffman. 
Charles Huffman. 
William Huffman. 
Frank Huffman. 
Harvey Huffman. 
Elizabeth M. Conger, b in Preble Co., Ohio, Dec. 5, 1823, d Jan. 16, 1865, 
m Henry Overholzer, in Preble Co., Ohio, Feb. 27, 1840. He was 
b Jan. 28, 1822, d Jan. 30, 1905. Issue: 

*Sarah Jane Overholzer, b June 9, 1842, m tSamuel Fessler, in 
Johnson Co., Iowa, 1861. He d Feb. 17, 1906; she d 
Feb. 0, 1874. Issue: 

Ida M. Fessler, b March 29, 1862, m William C. 
Lee, Feb. 17, 1885. He was b April 26, 
1855. Issue: 

William Howard Lee, b Aug. 13, 
1881, m Nora Misner, Feb. 6, 
1903. Issue: 

Gladys Lee. 
Beulah Lee. 
Ruby Lee. 
Franklin Wilsy Lee, b Sept. 9, 1883, 

m Ida Hough, March 8, 1905. 
Fredrich Olonso Lee, b Oct. 18, 1885. 
Bertha Florence Lee, b Apr. 12, 1889, 
m Garvie A. Morse, March 6, 
1907. Issue; 

William Lane Morse. 
Grace Morse. 
Chester Lee, b April 12, 1891. 
Merle Lee, b March 8, 1893. 
SeibertMcKinley Lee, b Sep. 21, 1896. 
Russell Lee, b June 20, 1902. 
Estella Fessler, b Oct. 22, 1866, m Mr. Golds- 
berry. Issue: 

Kirby Goldsberry. 
Charley Goldsberry. 
Elmer Fessler, b April 21, 1867. 
Addie Fessler, b June 30, 1870, m Mr. Ovis. 
Stephen R. Overholser, b Oct. 15, 1859, m Mary E. Scheffer, 
April 1, 1882. She was b Nov. 14, 1863. Issue: 

Ora Overholser, b July 1, 1883, m M. Maria Peck- 
over, June 9, 1909. Issue: 

Henry Thomas Overholser, b June 
18, 1910. 
Arnold Overholser, b Dec. 29, 1885. 
Willard Overholser, b Nov. 6, 1902. 
Samuel Jaoso Overholser, b Oct. 10, 1863, d Aug. 9, 1S65. 

*Mjved in 1SJ9 to HjU Coaaty. Mj.* whero she died. Her husband later moved to Oklahoma. 

tSamnel Fessler was in the Union army three and a half years, Co. K, 22nd Iowa. He was waanded in the knee. 


^William Alexander Conger, son of Josiah Conger and Catherine Runyon, 

b in Preble Co., Ohio, Sept. 26, 1826, m Sarah Paddock, Dec. 2, 

1847. She was b in Wayne Co., Ind., Dec. 17, 1830. Issue: 

Eli Conger, b near Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 27, 1848, ni Lenoa 

Lake, Feb. 20, 1872. Issue: 

Liene Etta Conger. 

Osa Estella Conger. 

William Ellis Conger. 

Mary Catherine Conger, b Jan. 8, 1850, near Indianapolis, m 

Taylor D. Blakely, on Oct. 1, 1867, d March 2, 1885. 

Eveline Conger, b near Indianapolis, Oct. 11, 1851, m William 

D. Moore, Feb. 2, 1869. Issue: 

George Moore. 

Frank Moore. 

Grace May Moore. 

Eveline Moore m 2nd —. — . Baker, June 9, 1889, Issue: 

Carrie Ellen Baker. 

Elijah Conger, b Sept. 4, 1853, near Knoxville, 111., d 1854. 

Merriam Conger, b near Knoxville, 111., July 18, 1855, d 1856. 

tSamantha J. Conger, b July 6, 1857, near Knoxville, 111., m 

John J. Blakely, Sept. 2, 1874. He d Oct. 9, 1879. Issue: 

Zella Blakely, b Dec. 15, 1875. 

Erma Blakely, b Dec. 27, 1877. 

Anna Blakely, b Sept. 24, 1879. 

Samantha J. Blakely m 2nd on March 27, 1881, to J. J. Riddle. 


Carrie L. Riddle, b Nov. 3, 1882. 
Eva M. Riddle, b July S. 1884. 
Sadie F. Riddle, June 29, 1885. 
William A. Riddle, b March 6, 1888. 
Fred A. Riddle, b March 28, 1890. 
Clyde R. Riddle, b June 24, 1892. 
Ida M. Riddle, b July 22, 1895. 
Guy G. Riddle, b Nov. 7, 1897. 

William R. Conger, b near Knoxville, 111., April 5, 1854, d 

in 1859. 

Oneta Conger, b near Galesburg, 111., Nov. 10, 1861, d in 1862. 

Sarah Etta Conger, b near Galesburg, III., Dec. 3, 1868, m 

Frank Keeton, Jan. 29, 1882. Issue: 

Sallie D. Keeton, b near Amsterdam, Mo., Nov. 

9, 1882, m George Z. Moore, Mch. 3, 1903. 


Zelma May Moore, b Aug. 12, 1906. 

Lillie Beatrice Moore, b June 14, 1908. 

William 0. Keeton, b May 31, 1885, m Eunice M. 

Clinton, Dec. 23, 1909. 

Bessie May Keeton, b near Amsterdam, Bates 

Co., Mo., April 25, m to Charles Henson, 

Aug. 11, 1909. 

Emma Frances Conger, b near Galesburg, 111., Dec. 10, 1865, 

d Oct. 4, 1886. 

*AI1 of the ehUdrwi of Mrs. S. J. Blakely Riddle are married except foar. She haa twelve ffrand-childr«ii. Name^ 
datee, etc., have not been received. 

tWilllam A. Gonffer and his wife live at Burdette. Kansas. He is the last survivor of the family of Joaiah Conser. 
He has been blind for eleven years, bat his affliction has only strensthened his character, and. while his eyes are turned 
to a happier home, life is still filled with sladness for him. He enjoys playinff his own accompaniments on the organ 
and sinirinir the hsmms he has lon^r loved. His memories of the older members of the family are very clear. He remem- 
bers the visit of John B. Gparer. of Grand Gulf. Miss., and his dautrhter. Martha Archer Conser. Martha Archer had 
her colored maid with her, and dreased beautifully. He remembers also havins seen his aunt, Hannah Raflsback, He has 
been a member of the Christian Church since 27 years of sge, 


Oscar Conger, b near Thawville, Ford Co., III., Feb. 9, 1869. 

Unmarried; lives with his parents. 
John Harvey Conger, b near Everette, Mo., April 7, 1872, d 
Feb. 13, 1888. 
Evaline Conger, b in Preble Co., Ohio, Aug. 9, 1831, d Dec. 1, 1906, m 
t Jacob Marshall, in Preble Co., Ohio, Aug. 19, 1851. He was b Dec. 
25, 1822, and d July 8, 1889. Issue: 

John Marshall, b Aug. IS, 1832, d Feb. 6, 1892, m 
Katherine Leslie. Issue: 
Minnie D. Marshall. 
Virgil Marshall. 
Ruby I. Marshall. 
Katherine Alice Marshall, m John W. Lease. 
- Issue: ' 

DeWitt Lease. 
Mary Anne Marshall, b Oct. 26, 1856, d Oct. 25, 
1880, m Nelson Bouta. Issue: 
Homer Bouta. 
Charles Bouta. 
Horton Bouta. 
Martha Rachel Marshall, d 2 1-2 years old. 
Lucinda Clementine Marshall, b Feb. 26, 1865, m 
Park McGriff, Jr., Oct. 3, 1880. Issue: 
Evaline McGriff, b June 29, 1884. 
Daisy Dean Marshall, m Valentine Tillman. Issue: 
Ina H. Tillman. 
Lela M. Tillman. 
Gale Tillman. 
Paul Tillman. 
DeWitt Tillman. 


MARY CONGER, m Mr. Elston. No records. It is probable that she and her sister, 
Jane Conger Moores, remained in North Carolina after the second marriage of 
their father. 


JOHN B. CONGER moved to Mississippi with the other families of our ancestors, about 
1808. His marriage possibly occurred in Mississippi. He patented large tracts of land in Mis- 
sissippi, where he resided till 1845, when he sold out and moved to Texas. There is today no 
living descendant of John B. Conger, and his property, by the will of his daughter, has passed 
out of the family. Mrs. McWillie relates that Mrs. Tucker made a second will after marrying 
her father. Gov. Tucker, but this will was destroyed, and after the death of Mrs. Tucker, only 
the first will could be found. 

JOHN B. CONGER, b in Rowan Co. , N. Co., d in 1853, m Elizabeth KiUingsworth, a 
sister of Noel and Sarah Killingsworth. (This record is furnished by the Kil- 
lingsworth family.) Issue: 

Isaac W. Conger, drowned in the Mississippi river. 
Fielding Conger, was cut by a gin. Died young. 
*Martha Archer Conger, m Gov* Tiglman M. Tucker. She d Sept. 8, 1857. 

tJaeob Uarahall wms « farmer and lived near Mancheeter, Ohio. 

*iin. William McWillie, of Jaekioii, Miaa., ia the dauffhter of Goyamor Tucker by hia fixat marriage. She haa a 
larce and rery beaatlf ul portrait of her atep-mother. Martha A. Conger Tucker. Her face ia ezpreaaiTO of the fine 
character that Mrs. McWillie says was hera. No real daughter could apeak of a mother in move endearing tema than 
doee Mre. McWillie in teUlng about thia, the only mother that ahe really remembera. her own haying died when ahe waa 
quite young. 



I have two letters written by John B. Conger, dated in 1839 and 1843. The first is sig:ned 
John B. and Elizabeth Conger and the second is signed John B. Conger, his wife having probably 
died in the meantime. I will make a few quotations from them: 

In 1839 he mentions that his daughter, Martha Archer Conger, is a very pretty young 
woman, about 15 years old, and now at school at Donaldsonville, La., near New Orleans, and 
learning music and French, as well as other studios in literature and politeness. 

Isaac W. is a fine-looking young man, about 6 feet tall, weight about 165 pounds. Has 
been home some time. Has been traveling in the Eastern States. Was in Washington at the 
silting of Congress, and had an interview with the President. 

Brother Jonathan's children are about all dead. Phoebe, Jane and Jonathan are about all 
that remain. Uncle Isaac Ross' family are all no more, pretty much, and the Wade children are 
taking steps to keep all the negroes in slavery. Also the same with Margaret A. Reed's estate 
(the daughter of Uncle Isaac, formerly Mrs. Archer.) She had about 130 slaves, and willed them 
to Dr. Stephen Duncan and Zubulan Butler, with a view to having them sent to Liberia. 

Eli K. Ross is living in Louisiana, on the Ouchita River, and doing no good. 

I am building a fine house on my plantation on the Mississippi River, where I expect to 
spend the remainder of my days. I have 14,000 acres of rich bottom land and 6,000 acres equally 
as rich above. More than 300 negroes, as likely as I ever saw. Will make probably 2,000 bales 
of cotton, which, together with sales of cord-wood to steamboats, should make an income this 
year of about $130,000. With all this a man is not entirely happy. 

In 1843 he mentions a visit just paid by his sister Hannah and brother John Railsback, and 
their appreciatipn of his magnificent estate. 

I have heard my father speak of the visits of himself and father to John B.'s and of a visit 
that he and his daughter made to my grandfather's, and my father's overseer says he remembers 
when they drove from Memphis, he thinks, and Martha caused her father to remain in the car- 
riage while she ran in the house, and, covering grandmother's eyes with her hands, made her 
guess who her visitor was. This was some time in the 40's— 1841 or 1842. 

M^ grandfather was a Methodist minister, and used to make journeys throughout the 
South and visit his relatives in Mississippi, Georgia and South Carolina. In some of his journals 
he would make reference to these occasions. I have none of them at hand at this time to 
refer to. 

John B. Conger also mentions, in a letter to my grandfather, Isaac Conger, that he had one 
of his brother Jonathan's grand-daughters with him for company for Martha Archer, ''a daughter 
of Sally Conger, who married Felix Thompson." 

John Conger, who married Mary Ross, wrote a letter to his son Isaac, dated April 9, 1798. 
Among Isaac Conger's papers was found a cancelled note in favor of '^Jushua and Eli Conger, 
executors of John Conger, dec'd," dated March 30, 1806. 


I, Martha Archer Conger, of Claiborne County, State of Mississippi, being of sound and 
disposing mind and memory, and anxious to dispose af all my property in possession and expect- 
ancy, do make and publish this my last will and testament. 

It is my wish that all just debts which have been recognized by me, and which are legally 
provable against the estate of my father and brother Isaac, shall be paid, and also my own debts. 

It is my wish that Miss Mary C. Compton shall remain at Eildon, my present residence, if 
she desires, and that she shall have possession of the slaves Sophia, Phil. Lucinda and Allison, 
and also to have $250.00 paid to her annually until the debts shall have been paid, and also during 
the period I wish her to remain in possession of one-third of the stock of cattle and hogs, which 
I design her to hold. Finally, and when the debts of my father and brother and my own debts 
have been liquidated, I wish her to have altogether eight negroes of such as will be considered 
average value, and also the residence and lands known as Eildon as her own property, together 
with every article upon it and convenience of every kind belonging to the premises except such 
as shall hereafter remain. 

Third— I wish Mr. Franklin F. Thomas, who resides with me, after his salary is paid, to 
devise to him the tract of land bought from David Lee, guardian of his infant children. I 
bequeath him also two negroes. 

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fourth— To Rev. Zebulon Butler, I give and bequeath one negro. 

Fifth— To Mrs. Mary A. Morehead, I give and bequeath one negro and also a pair of 
painted china flower vases that ornament the front parlor mantel-piece. 

Sixth— To Mrs. Nancy Hughes, I give my mother's gold spectacles. 

Seventh — ^To Julia T. Morehead, I give my elegant center table books. 

Eighth — ^To Benj. H. Morehead, I give the books used in a classical course of study by my 
brother, Fielding. 

Ninth — To Emma McAlpiu, I give my watch. 

Tenth — For Agnes McAipin and Mary Sessions, I wish two handsome rings bought, costing 
at least $50.00 each. 

Eleventh— To Mrs. Eliza M. Ingraham, wife of Alfred Ingraham, I give my copy of Humes' 
History of England, twelve volumes, also forty-five volumes of the writings of the British Essay- 
ists and the writings of Josephus, as a token of my recollection of her uncermonious tenderness 
to me on first acquaintance. 

Twelfth— To Dr. Robert W. Harper, of Port Gibson, I give, as a testimonial of my friendly 
regards, my brother Isaac's gold-headed walking cane. 

Thirteenth— To William Sidney Wilson, Esq., of Port Gibson, I give my father's watch and 
his rocking chair, being a iow. hair-covered one, sitting in the front parlor, and also my mother's 
sofa, it being a very large one standing beneath the mirror in the front parlor, and also the oil 
painting on the mantel of the same apartment, as a mark of my high esteem, it being a pet orna- 
ment with me. 

I also give to Mr. W. H. Wilson all the land not already mentioned to which I may have 
any claim either legal or equitable, and the other third of cattle and hogs, and the other twenty- 
one slaves, and all the increases of the whole from this time. 


Dated June 11, 1853. 


tHANNAH CONGER, dau of John Conger and Mary Ross, was bom in Rowan Co., 
N. C, April 14, 1787, died at Sugar Valley, Ohio, near Eaton, March 2, 1851. 
She m John Railsback, in Kentucky,, April 3, 1805. He was b in Kentucky, 
Dec. 5, 1785, d at Eaton, Ohio, Aug. 7, 1856. Emigrated from Kentucky, 1806. 
He was a farmer and large land owner. Issue: 

Isaac C. Railsback, b in Kentucky, Sept. 13, 1806, d March 4, 1873, m 
Elizabeth M. Runyon, Feb. 6, 1834. She was b Dec. 14, 1814, d 
June 2G, 1878. Issue: 

Juliette A. Railsback, b Feb. 6, 1835, d Feb 27, 1886. She m 
1st James Everson. June 1, 1857. He d July 4, 1863. 

Georgia E. Everson, b April 2, 1860. 
Vestella A. Everson, b April 12, 1862. 
Juliette Railsback Everson m 2nd Thomas F. McClannahan, 
at Eaton, Ohio, May J7, 1869. Issue: 
Thomas Melton McClannahan. 
Sorah J. Railsback, b March 9, 1839, d Sept. 14, 1843. 
William M. Railsback, b April 23, 1845, d Aug. 23, 1868. 
Martha A. Railsback, b at Eaton, Ohio, Feb. 19, 1850, m James 
M. Davis, at Eaton, Nov. 8, 1870. Issue: 

William M. Davis, b Auc. 15, 1871, d Nov. 12, 1882. 
Edna E. Dsvis, b Dec. 30, 1874, d Feb. 15, 1875. 
Thomas C. Railsback, b Jan. 25, 1853, d Aug. 11, 1856. 

tHar remains wore re-interred several years afterwards, and it was found that she was petrified. Her features 
wore life-liko. The lace about hor cap an 1 everything about her was in a perfect state of preservation. The point of a 
pen-knife was placed under her little fiaarer. to see if it was really petrified, and the flneer broke off. showinir the inner 
part to be like the outer, white as ohalk. 




Alexander maana **helperof mankind/' Alexanders have been noted for 
patriotism, honesty and devotion to their own family, and up to the {iresent gen- 
eration many of the descendants of the first who bore this name in America:, ai e 
exemplifying in their lives the name they bear. 

Many records are based on traditions that have been handed from one gen- 
eration to another. Some are correct in some points, but with the repetition 
from one tongue to another, additions and deductions have changed them until 
it is not safe to base our calculations entirely on family tradition. One tradition 
that has come down in the Alexander family, is that seven brothers landed in 
America in the pursuit of religious freedom. That they scattered over the 
country adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean. 

A large number of the Alexander family, who trace their ancestry back to 
William Alexander, who possibly settled at Jamestown about 1640, and had 
numerous descendants in and around Mecklenberg County, North Carolina, and 
in other Southern States, bear the same coat of arms that the Lords Sterling of 
England, and it is a significant fact that the real Lord Sterling of today may be 
one of the American Alexanders, who does not dream of the distinction that 
is his. 

' The Alexander family under discussion has borne the coat of arms which is 
different from the Lord Sterling arms, and is identical with that of John Alex- 
ander whom, Burk says, settled in Carolina. The following condensed sketch 
is taken from Burk's Peerage: 

The rental book of the Monastery of Paisey, A. D. 1472, gives the name 
of John Alexander as one of the tenants of the abbot. In 1622, the rental 
states that the lands of Candren were assessed to John, 'the son of John Alex- 
ander/ and in 1552 they are held by. him conjointly with his sons, John and 
Robert Members of this family continued on this same land for two hundred 
years. James Alexander, in 1682, and Claud Alexander, in 1733, were designed 
as *of Candren. ' The second son. Robert, and his wife, Janet Matthie, bought 
the property of Paisey Tak, in 1759. John Alexander, the brother of Robert, 
married Elizabeth Cars well, in 1598, and had issue Robert the 2nd; James, who 
had two sons, James and Claud; Catherine, and Janet. 



Robert, the 2nd, born 1604, married first in 1633, to Marion Hamilton, sec- 
ond to Janet Orr, by whom he had Rev. James, born 1634, who was one of 
the few ministers mentioned by the historian, Woodrow, in a reference "he suf- 
fered the loss of all things rather than subscribe to the Act of Uniformity.'* 
Rev. James Alexander married Mary Maxwell and had issue. Claud Alexander, 
brother of Rev. James Alexander, had two daughters, Marion and Janet. 

Robert Alexander married second to Jean Henderson, and had Robert the 
3rd, who had two daughters and John Alexander, who settled in Carolina. 

An effort has been made to connect this John Alexander with the family to 
which Aaron Alexander belonged, but nothing further back than the record of 
Aaron has been definitely located. It is a fact that may yet be the means of 
establishing the origin of our Alexander family, that the coat of arms is identical 
with that of this John who settled in Carolina, and it will require more diligent 
research than the compiler of these records has been able to do, to fully estab- 
lish the parentage of Aaron Alexander. 

The settlers in Mecklenberg County, North Carolina, were largely composed 
of the Alexander and Harris families, and it may be that more than one Alex- 
ander family were among the early settlers. 

Prom the foregoing, it is evident, that though we may claim descent from 
this John Alexander, we have no link to connect Aaron with him. Aaron Alex- 
ander had several brothers, and he was married twice. 

AARON ALEXANDER and Jane Brown Ross, widow of Isaac Ross, were 
married in Charlotte, North Carolina, about 1763. They had two children, one 
dying in infancy, and the other, John Brown Alexander, born in 1765, near 
Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. 


(Original in the Court House at Charlotte, Mecklenberg County, N. C.) 

In the name of God, amen, the 15th of November, 1771, 1, Aaron Alexander, of North Car- 
olina, Mecklenberg County, firm in perfect health and memory, thanks be given to God, there- 
fore calling to mind and mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed to all men once 
to. die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say, principally and first of 
all, I give and recommend my soul into the hand of Almighty God that gave it, and my body I 
recommend to the earth, to be buried in a decent manner, at the discretion of my executor, and 
as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to give me, I give and devise and 
dispose of the same in the following manner: 

First— I give and bequeath to my son, David Alexander, five shillings, sterling money of 
Great Britain. 

Second— I give to and allow my beloved wife, Mary, her full third of my movable estate. 

Third— I give to my son, Aaron Alexander, my real estate, and I order my son, Aaron 
Alexander, to pay to my son, John Brown Alexander, twenty pounds, current money of Penn- 
sylvania, when of age, and if Aaron die under age or without heirs, then John is to be the heir. 

I do hereby constitute, make and ordain my trusty friend, Zacheous Wilson, Sr., and 
William Alexander, my brother, my executors to this my last will and testament, and I deny all 
wills and testaments before the date of this above. I declare this to be my last will and 

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this day and year above written, 

William Hayse, David Alexander. 


JOHN BROWN ALEXANDER, whose mother died when he was young, was placed 
under the care of his uncle, Elijah Al<*xander, and learned the trade of a clothes dresser under his 
cousin. Daniel Alexander, son of Elijah. At age of 20 he married Barbara King, a native of Scotland, 
June 8, 1786, near Charlotte, North Carolina, and removed to the county of Elbert, Georgia, 
where he resided until 1804, when he temporarily removed to Nashville, Tenn., and afterwards 
settled near Fayetteville, the county seat of Lincoln Tennessee, in 1811, when that region was 
almost an unbroken forest. In 1818 he removed to Lawrence County, Alabama, and in 1820 to 
Illinois, and settled on the Little Vermillion River in November of thst year. There was but one 
other family living on that stream at that time, that of Henry Johnson. In the spring of 1821 he 
temporurily left the Little Vermillion and settled six miles northeast of where Paris was after- 
wards located, joining Cambridge on his west line, and north of what is now Balwinsville. While 
residing there he was elected County Commissioner of Clark County, while the county seat was 
at Aurora. He was elected a member of the Legislature and attended the sessions st Vandalia, 
the capital of the state. At that time the members reached the capital on horseback, and in the 
eastern part of the State there were but two settlers on the trail to the capital, one near where 
Charleston is now located and the other near the present city of Shelbyville. These being 
missed, the wayfarer was subject to whatever fate might befall him. 

Edgar County was organized at the session of the Legislature in 1825. Paris was selected 
as county seat. John B. Alexander was a member of the first Board of Commissioners in the 
county, and was the first postmaster at Terry. In 1825 he returned to the Little Vermillion, 
residing on his farm for several years, a post-office being established at his residence, called 
Carroll, after General Carroll of South Carolina. 

The township in Vermillion County still bears the name of Carroll. He afterward sold his 
farm and removed to Danville, where he remained until the close of his life. His beloved wife 
and companion, Barbara King Alexander, died in December, 1847, and the sorrow of this event 
so affected this devoted man and husband, who had enioycd this unbroken companionship for 
three score years, that he survived her but a few years. The dust of these beloved ancestors 
rests quietly in the old cemetery' at Danville, Illinois. 

John B. and Barbara K. Alexander had twelve children, eight sons and four daughters, 
eight of whom were born in Georgia and four in Tennessee. 

AARON ALEXANDER and Jean Brown Ross (widow of Isaac Ross— see p. 18) were mar- 
ried about 1763. Issue: 

Two infants, d young. 

JOHN BROWN ALEXANDER, b in 1765, near Charlotte, N. C, m *Barbara King, June 
8, 1786. Issue: 


Josiah Alexander came with his family from Tennessee in the early 30's and settled in 
Danville, 111. He and his wife were charter members of the First Presbyterian Church of Dan- 
ville, and were always faithful me.-nbers, letting their light shine before the world. 

JOSIAH ALEXANDER, b April 22, 1787, m March 14, 1811, to Elizabeth King, dau of Hugh 
and Mary A. King. He d Sept. 30, 18ix). Issue: 

MARY ANN BROWN ALEXANDER, b in Maury Co., Tenn., Nov. 4, 1811, d May 2, 
1864, m Sept. 12, 1837, to t James Ewing. Issue: 

'Barbara Kian ^raa a charter m-smb^r of the Presbyterian Church at Paris. 111., which was organized Nov. 6. 1824. 

t James Ewing: was born in Blount County. Tennes.«ee, Nov. 3. 1804, and di^d March 1. 1889. He removed from Ton- 
ness^T^e to Illinois in ISZi, and located in Eig%r County, where he remained for over twenty-five years, removini; in 1854 to 
Ciinberland C junty, whore hi nailed till his death. Hq and his wife, M iry Alexander, were the parents of eiffht chil- 
dren, four sons and four dauffhters, only four of whom are living. He served in the Black Hawk war, and suffered many 
privations from want and disease. During a stampede by the Indians he waa badly hurt, and carried the scars of his 
WJU.idd thr.>uvh3ut ht'4 life. Hj wis for many years a member of the Prosbyterian Church, and served for eleven years 
as elder of the church of Nooflra, 111. Ha had a sood education, retentive memory, and possessed many virtues that made 
him dearly loved by a large circle of friends. 


tMilton Augustus Ewing, b July 13» 1839, m Sept. 29, 1863, to Hannah E. 
Morrison. Issue: 

Carrie Estelle Ewing, b Aug. 31, 1866, m Rev. Mr. Brown. 
Grace Morrison Ewing, b March 17, 1872, m M. E. Kenilworth. 
Mary Florence ^Iwing, b July 13, 1874, m Arthur Sutton. 
tCharles Cyrus Ewing, b Oct. 7, 1877, m Cora L. Barclay. 
Martha Ewing, m John Blair. 
Flora E. Ewing, m E. F. Thayer. 
Linda J. Ewing, m Rev. Mr. Lyman. 
♦♦Cyrus K. Ewing. 
♦♦George F. Ewing, m Sarah Lewis, 
§BARBARA JANE EVALINA ALEXANDER, b in Lincoln Co., Tenn., Jan. 26, 1814, 
m in Paris, 111., Dec. 10, 1835, to §John Sheriff. She d in 1886. Issue: 
John Sheriff, d in infancy. 

Helen Sheriff, b Aug. 22, 1840, m A. Y. Magner. He d in 1862. Issue: 
Frank Ross Magner, d Dec, 1898, unmarried. 
Minnie Alice Magner, d Jan. 2, 1877, aged 17 years. 
§§Fannie E. Magner, m ggCharles E. Allen, May 25, 1886. No 
Mary Sheriff, d in infancy. 

William Brown Sheriff, b Nov. 17, 1845, unmarried. 
Lucy Jane Sheriff, b Feb, 2, 1848, d Sept, 1901, unmarried. 
Edgar W. Sheriff, b May 7, 1852, d Nov., 1910, m Dec, 1882, to Edith 
Day. Issue: 

Helen Sheriff, b Sept. 18, 1883, m William Rogers, Sept 19, 
1908. Issue: 

Edgar 0. Rogers, b Jan. 10, 1910, 
Ruth D. Sheriff, b Aug. 7, 1885. 
♦CATHERINE ELIZA ALEXANDER, b in Lincoln Co., Tenn., Dec 16, 1815, m March 
26, 1833, in Vermillion Co., 111., to Joseph Bartley. Issue: 
Three children, d in infaney. 

Sarah E. Bartley, b March 17, 1834, m Carey A. Savage, 1856. No issue. 
Jennie B. Bartley, b Dec 26, 1840, m John LeWam, Jan. 17, 1861. He d 
July 23, 1907. Issue: 

George B. LeWam, b Nov. 4, 1861, m Hattie Sanderson. No 

Alice E. LeWam, b Nov. 5, 1863, m March 23, 1882, to W. Q. 
Gunnison. Issue: 

Olive Gunnison, b Feb. 28, 1883, m July 2, 1910, 
to Wallace J. Errickson. 

tMilton Alexander Bwins enlbted m n priTate in Company B, 21st Ree. IU> VoL, on April 7. 1861. and was promoted 
to Second Lieutenant and First Lieutenant, and on June 6^ 1864. was commissioned Captain of Company 1. U6th Ree* 
lU. Inf. VoL 

{Charles C Bwinff served in Company E» 4th Reg. IlL VoL, Spanish-American war. 

^Cyras K. Swing and George F. E^ing serred three years in Company B. 97th Reg. IlL VoL 

SJohn Sheriff and Jane B. Alexander were married in Paris, 111., Dec 10. 18S6, and celebrated their golden wedding 
In Paris, where they luid always resided, Dec 10, 188S. There were five or six guests who had attended their wedding, 
among them Mrs. Ten Brook, Milton Alexander's daughter, who was her bridesmaid. Among the remembrances was a 
beautiful csne, preeenced by the session of the Presbyterian Church. He had serred as an elder in the church for fifty- 
four yi 

SSThey celebrated their silver wedding in March. 19U. 

*"My mother was converted and united with the church when she was 9 years old, and grew up into a lovely Chris- 
tian character. I do n^c kaow much about my father's family; that Is, I do not know when they came to Illinois. They 
came from Pennsylvania. My grandfather, Bartley. was a genuine Pennsylvania Dutchman. He could scarcely speak 
BogUsh; but none of the children retained any of the brogue. They were staunch Methodists, and their children fol- 
lowed in their footsteps. My father went to California in 185f. with a train of emigranU from Danville and vicinity, but 
only lived a month after getting there. ^EMMIE B. IjbWA&N.' 

— 141-n 


Florence Gunnison, b May 7, 1888, m Elmer H. 
Hill, Nov. 4, 1905. Issue: 

Raleigh Hill, b July 10, 1907. 
Mary Alice Hill, b Sept. 1, 1909. 
William L. LeWam, b Feb. 10. 1866, m Maud E. Reynolds, 
July 14, 1888. She d June 8, 1888. Issue: 
Two children, who d in infancy. 
Genieve LeWam, b Feb. 8. 1809, m June 12, 1896, to Charles 
W. Hedge. He d Aug. 10, 1910. Issue: 
Richard L. Hedge, b Aug. 30, 1897. 
Emma J. Bartley, b Sept. 22, 1846. 
tWilliam J. Bartley, b Feb. 10, 1848, d during the war. 
Joseph H. BarUey, b April 10, 1850, m Jennie Watt&. Issue: 

Frank Bartley, killed in an automobile accident, m. Issue: 

Several children. 
Leola A. Bartley, m J. A. Colquitt. Issue: 

Two children. 
Goldie Bartley, m Charles B. Keel. Issue: 

Two children. 
Hazle Bartley, m Mr. Schlicker. He is dead. 
Harry Bartley. 
MARTHA LAURENS ALEXANDER, b in Maury Co., Tenn , Dec. 29, 1817, d April 
24, 1901, m at Paris, III., to Patric Caloway Tennery, Sept, 26, 1838. Issue: 
Jane Angeline Tennery, d March 6, 1866, m Porter A. Savage. Issue: 
Mary Alice Savage, m James Johnson. Issue: 
Edna May Johnson. 
Myrtle E. Johnson. 
Francis P. Johnson. 
Charles B. Johnson. 
Louis L. Johnson. 
Selma L. Johnson. 
Lucius F. Johnson. 
William McKinley Johnson. 
Frederick E. Johnson. 
Cyrus Edwin Tennery, m Mary E. Hale. Issue: 

Frank Calloway Tennery, m Laura McMillan. Issue: 
May A. Tennery. 
Edwin R. Tennery. 
Harmon Tennery. 
Edwin W. Tennery. 

Willet Richard Tennery, m Gertrude Trout. Issue: 
Ruth Tennery. 
Richard Tennery. 
Katherine Elizabeth Tennery. 
James Milton Tennery and 
Mary Agnes Tennery, twins, d in infancy. 
Florence Emmet Tennery, d May 2, 1907. 
John Ross Tennery, d April 9, 1873. 
Willet Judson Tennery, d Nov. 19, 1882. 
Sarah Hellen Tennery, d Oct. 19, 1879, m A. J. Smith. Issue: 

Henry Raymond Smith, m Florence Kirkland. He d March 
17, 1898. Issue: 

Harold Kirkland Smith. 

Esther Smith, d in infancy. 
Martha Laurens Tennery, m Richard J. Ra3rmond. Issue: 

Richardetta Raymond, d in infancy. 
Charles Patric Tennery, 
Cora Prentice Tennery. 
Oscar Washington Tennery, d aged 9 years. 

tWiUiam J. Bartley enlisted In the war when a mere boy. and, being ▼•ry delicate all of hie life, icon euecambed to 
camp disease, and died at East St. Louie, 


JOHN BROWN ALEXANDER, b in Franklin Co., Ala., Feb. 11, 1820, d June 19, 1964, 

m Emily Bailey, at Danville, 111., Nov. 14, 1848. Lived in Oregon. 
HUGH KING ALEXANDER, b in Franklin Co., March 28, 1822, m Philinda Young, 

near Pekin, 111., February, 1849. 
ISAAC ROSS ALEXANDER, b in Franklin Co., Ala., Aug. 29, 1824, d May 14, 1856. 
WILLIAM N. ALEXANDER, b in Vermillion Co., 111., Apr. 11, 1829, d Feb. 26, 1856. 
SAMUEL E. ALEXANDER, b in Vermillion Co., 111., Aug. 12, 1830, d Mch. 2, 1856. 
EMMA J. ALEXANDER, b in Vermillion Co., 111., Nov. -^6, 1831, d Aug. 8, 1904, m 

Daniel Bailey, at Pekin, III., Nov. 21, 1873. 
HELEN M. ALEXANDER, b in Vermillion Co., 111., Jan. 22, 1834, m William Shaw, 
at Danville, 111., Sept. 22, 1862. Issue: 

Bell Evaline Shaw, m Herbert G. Milliman. Issue: 

Herman E. Milliman, m Marion Powers, June 30, 1908. 
Raymond Prentice Milliman. 
Harry W. Shaw, m Cora Patmore. Issue: 
Frederick Shaw. 
Tracy Shaw, 
Marie Shaw. 
Helen M. Alexander Shaw m 2nd David Miller, of Grand Haven, Mich. 



AARON ALEXANDER, b in Elbert Co., Ga., Aug. 17, 1789, lived in Tennessee, and reared 
a large family there. Was a Cumberland Presbyterian minister. He died in 1850 with 
typhoid fever, and at the same time several of his children succumbed to the same disease. 
He married Mary Bell, dau of *John Bell and Nancy Wier. After the death of Mary Bell, 
Aaron Alexander married a second time, to Mrs. Shoeton, and had one child, Bell Alexan- 
der, who died without issue. Issue by first marriage: 

ELEANOR ALEXANDER, b in Lincoln Co., Tenn., June 30, 1825, m tDaniel'Brazel- 
ton. Issue: \ 

Mary Brazelton, died without issue. 
Livia Brazelton, m W. Waterson. Issue: 

May Waterson, died. 
Livia Brazelton Waterson m 2nd to Jack Harris. Issue: 
Gertrude Harris, m Matt Cowan. Issue: 

Clarence Cowan. 
Jack Cowan. 
Evalyn Cowan. 

Thomas Harris, married. Issue: 

Two children. 
Mary Harris, m W. Hamilton. Issue: 

Dorothy Hamilton. 

Baby Hamilton. 
Marelia Brazelton, died. 
Tommie Brazelton, m Benjamine Hayden. Issue: 

Eleanor Hayden, m Walter Smith. Issue: 

Hayden Smith. 

Nellie Smith. 
Letia Hayden, m Herbert Martin. Issue: 

Sara Martin. 

*"John B«ll came from Virginia, soon after the Revolutionary war. I think he fooffht under Andrtw Jackaon. In 
the war of 1812; was wounded in the battle of Honeshoe. He was a friend of Jaekaon. Mother thinks he was hia alde- 
de-eamp. John Bell was mother's grandfather. He married Nancy Wier. She died yonnir. leaTinff two amall children, 
ICary and Elizabeth. ICary married Aaron Alexander, who waa a Cumberland Presbyterian preacher, and lived near 
Winchester, Tenn., and died there. Elizabeth Bell, my mother's mother, married Reuben Burrow, who was a Comber- 
land Presbyterian preacher and a ffreat evangelist, also a professor of theology in the coUege at McLentoreville, Ttan> 
Nancy Wier came from East Tenneesee. John Bell lived near Franklin, Tenn., and died near Denmark, in Madison 
County. Tenn. ELEANOR SMITH." 

tHe was a suceesfif ul merchant of Winchester, Tenn. 


Livia Hayden, m Ray Abernathy. 

Benjamine Hayden, d when a young man. 

Aaron Brazelton, m Fannie McGee. Issue: j 

Infant, died. 
Daniel Brazelton. 
Frank Brazelton. 
Eleanor Brazelton. 
Edwin Brazelton. 
Donald Brazelton. 

JANE BELL ALEXANDER, b Oct. 9, 1827, m 1847 to Dr. Garrison. 

MARTHA ALEXANDER, b Oct. 26, 1832, d 1850. 

MARY ALEXANDER, b Oct. 26, 1832, m Robert Kinningham, Feb. 26, 1855. Issue: 

Ellen Kinningham, m C. N. Kinningham. Issue: 

May Kinningham, m John Marsh. Issue: 

Eugene Marsh. 
John Marsh. 
Douglas Marsh. 

Infant, died. 
Robert Kinningham. 
Walter Kinningham. 

Finas Kinningham. 

Thomas Kinningham, died. 

George Kinningham, died. 

Anna Kinningham, unmarried. 

RUBEN BROWN ALEXANDER, died in infancy. 

SARAH ALEXANDER, b Oct. 29, 1837, m Oct. 29, 1864, to Aaron McDonald, her first 

cousin. Issue: 

May McDonald, cfied. 

Bell McDonald, died. 

*THOMAS ALEXANDER, killed in one of first battles of the CivU war, Oct. 12, 1861. 

ANNA ALEXANDER, b July 25, 1841, m tWilliam Crisman, Oct., 1860. Issue: 

Nellie Crisman. 

Willie Crisman, died. 

Thomas Crisman. 

Edward Crisman. 

Robert Crisman, m Mary Smith. 

FANNIE ALEXANDER, b 1845, m Wallace Kinningham, 1865. Issue: 

Aaron Kinningham, died. 

Mary Kinningham, m W. Mitchell. Issue: 

Donald Mitchell, m Velma Friberger. Issue: . 

Donald Mitchell. 

Cain Mitchell. 

Mary Kinningham Mitchell m 2nd to Ted Mullen. Issue: 

Robert Mullen. 
Joseph Mullen. 

Edwin Kinningham, m Lola Davis. Issue: 

Clarence Kinningham. 
Eugene Kinningham. 

Robert Kinningham, m Myrtle McCoy. 

Bell Kinningham, m George Carson. Issue: 

Wallace Carson. 
Frank Carson. 
Maxwell Carson. 
Eleanor Carson. 

Will Kinningham, m Eva Johuson. 

Milton Kinningham, died. 

Eleanor Kinningham, unmarried. 

Bessie Kinningham, uumarried. 

*He was captoin in the Confederate army. ... 

tWUliwn Crisman waa known •mong his friends as "BUly" Chrisman. He was a larse wholesale merelmnt o 



a s 

P»se 148 


MARY, oldest daughter and third child of John B. and Barbara King Alexander, was born 
in Elbert County, Georgia, October 24, 1791. When she was quite young the family moved to 
Tennessee and later to Illinois, settling in Edgar County, where they remained until 1825, when 
they moved to Vermillion County, although the organization of the county was not effected until 
the following year, when her father was chosen one of three Commissioners empowered to 
organize it. He was also a member of the first Legislature of Illinois. December 1, 1825, she 
married Hezekiah Cunningham, who was bom in Virginia, April 4, 1803, the son of David and 
Nellie Burnett Cunningham, both of Irish descent, his father being a farmer. lu 1819 he and his 
mother, with the Murphy family, came from Virginia to Illinois in wagons, making the trip to the 
North Arm, in Edgar County, in seven weeks. The year of his marriage he moved, with the 
Alexander family, to Vermillion County, and in 1828 they moved to Danville, where they lived 
until their death. Mary Cunningham died September 5, 1867, her husband living until April 27, 
1885. The following is quoted from Beckwith's History of Vermillion County: ''While a resident 
here (Danville) , he was interested in all affairs for the advancement of the town, and his name 
is written frequently in the history of the county." The same history gives his own account of 
an experience in the Winnebago war in 1827, when he, as a member of a company of about fifty 
men, went to the aid of the Chicago settlers, who were threatened with an Indian massacre, 
going on horseback all the way, swimming flooded streams, and provided with old and inferior 
fire-arms. He is remembered by one of his grandchildren as a man of a keen sense of humor 
simple directness of character, and a gentleness with children that mada him loved by all. 

MARY ALEXANDER, b , d Sept. 5, 1867, m Dec. 1, 1825. Issue: 

♦SARAH M. CUNNINGHAM, b in Vermillion Co., 111., Sept. 3, 1827, d Aug. 4, 1892, m 
Dec. 5, 1844, to Oliver Lownes Davis. Issue: 

Mary Olivia Davis, b Dec. 2, 1846, m Jan. 1, 1867, to Chas. J. Palmer, son 
of Lerin T. and Esther Gilbert Palmer. He was b Sept. 20, 1843. 

Kate Jeanette Palmer, b Mch. 22, 1870, d July 1, 1870. 
Esther Davis Palmer, b March 13, 1873, m Dec. 28, 1897, to 
Philip B. Voorhees, son of Peter and Mary Button 
Voorhees. He was b Jan. 8, 1875, d July 25, 1902. 
tCarl King Palmer, b Oct. 21, 1876. 
Janet Palmer, b Apr. 19. 1881, d June 23, 1902. 
Sarah Barbara Palmer, b Jan. 7, 1886, m Nov. 30, 1909, to 
James E. Johnson, son of Charles B. and Maria Lewis 
Johnson. He was b March 10, 1879. 
Lucy Ada Davis, b May 8, 1850, m Jan. 1, 1874, to Joseph Bonnell Mann, 
son of John M. and Eliza Bonnell Mann, of Somerville, N. J. He 
was b Nov. 9, 1843. Issue: 

Fred Baldwin Mann, b March 26, 1875. 
Oliver Davis Mann, b Dec. 10, 1877, m Sept. 21, 1910, to Jean 
McDonald, dau of Robert D. and Ellen Reshore Mc- 
Donald. She was b Dec. 2, 1887. 

^They made their home in Danville» HL He was born in New York Citr, I>ec 20. 1819, the eon of William and Olivia 
Thompeon Davia. Ha was educated in New York City and Cannandaigna, N. Y., and when a young man waa connected 
with the American Fur Company in New York City. Coming from there to niinoie in 1841, he studied law with Judge 
leaae P. Walker. In 1851 and again in 1867 he waa elected to the Legisjature of Illinoia. and from 1861 to 1866 and from 
1873 to 1886 he aerved as Judge of the 27th. 16th and 4th Judicial Circuits, and at the creation of the Appellate Court, in 
1877. he waa appointed one of its Judges, which office he continued to hold as long as he remained upon the bench, at the 
aame time performing the duties of Circuit Judge. He was a friend, and an associate in his legal profession, of Lincoln 
Darfd Davia. Leonard Swett, and many able lawyers connected with the circuit at that time. He was a delegate to the 
National Convention which nominated Mr. Lincoln for the Presidency in I860. He died January 12, 1892, his wife sur 
viving him until the following AugusL The spirit of true hospitality which always characterised their home made i 
a center fer their friends from any distance, and the memory of it is loved and cheriahed not only by their children and 
grandchildren, but by all who came within its influence. Of the tea children born to them, four. Harriet. Nettie. WUliamt 
and (Wtntde. died in thefar childhood. 

t Yate ClMs of 1880. 


Nellie Davis Mann., b Aug. 8, 1881, m Feb. 27» 1906, to How- 
ard Scott Shedd, son of William E. and Alice Scott 
Shedd. He was b March 2, 1879, d Nov. 10, 1906. 
Jennie Elizabeth Davis, b July 2, 1858, m Feb. 26, 1875, to Samuel M. 
Millikin, son of William Hunter and EmUy Gtlkison Millikin. He 
was b Nov. 25, 1855, d Jan. 12, 1895. Issue: 

Donald Davis Millikin, b in Danville, III., Nov. 13, 1887. 
Madeline Millikin, b in Birmingham, Ala., Feb. 1, 1890. 
Gaylord Millikin, b in Danville, 111., Oct. 29, 1891. 
Nellie TenBroeck Davis, b April 25, 1863. 

Henry Harmon Davis, b Nov. 17, 1865, m Dec, 1892, to Lulu Young, son 
of William A. and Elizabeth Maddox Young. He was b in Dan- 
ville, 111., April 23, 1872. Issue: 

Olive Lownes Davis, b Feb. 2, 1895. 
Gene Davis, b Aug. 12, 1897. 
Fi^nnie Eliza Davis, b Nov. 16, 1867, m Aug. 23, 1893, to }David Walter 
McCk)rd, son of William B. and M^jpy Campbell McCord. He was 
b in Paris, 111., Sept. 13, 1865. Issue: 

Dorothy Davis McCord, b in Riverside, 111., July 23, 1894. 
Janet McCord, b in New York City, June 2, 1903. 
MILTON CUNNINGHAM, b July 9, 1829, d Jan. 3, 1897. 
♦♦WASHINGTON CUNNINGHAM, b in Danville, 111., Feb. 8, 1834, m Jan. 4, 1859, to 
Lucy A. Lamon, dau of John Lamon. She was b Dec. 5, 1834, d Jan. 8, 1876. 
He d June 3, 1897. He m 2nd to Elizabeth Stansbury, in 1888. Issue by 1st 

Oliver Cunningham, d in infancy. 
Charles Cunningham, b April 24, 1860. 

Joseph McDonald Cunningham, b May 24, 1863, m May 24, 1883, to Mary 
Boys, dau of Dr. Boys, of Portland. Issue: 
Robert Cunningham. 
Hobart Cunningham. 
Lucy E. Cunningham, b Dec. 18, 1869, m Oct. 24, 1893, to Edward Beyer, 
son of Peter and Julia Beyer, of April 1, 1869. Issue: 
Peter Beyer, b Dec. 1, 1898. 
Elizabeth Beyer, b Jan. 16, 1900. 
Lucy Beyer, b October, 1903. 
Ruth Dorothy Cunningham, b Aug. 21, 1875. 


JANE ALEXANDER, b Dec. 27, 1793, m Isaac R. Moores, in Lincoln Co., Tenn., removed 
to Alabama in 1818, to Illinois in 1821, and to Oregon in 1853. They had three sons and 
two daughters. (See Moores family, p. 98.) 


MILTON KING ALEXANDER removed from Giles Co., Tenn., to Paris, 111., in 1828. He 
served in the war of 1812-14. His discharge dated March 27, 1815, signed by Gen. John Coffee, 
reads as follows: ''I certify that Milton King Alexander, a third sergeant in my brigade of Ten- 
nessee volunteer mounted gun men, has performed a duty of six months in the service of the 
United States; that his good conduct, subordination and valor, under the most trying hardships, 
entitles him to the gratitude of his country, and he is hereby honorably discharged by his gen- 
eral." From the time of his coming to Illinois he took an active part in the affairs of his town 

tPrineeton CUm of 1889. 
** Washington Cannimrham reeai\red hu education in DanTille. aad for several yean waa oonnected with the First 
National Bank of the same place. He was a personal friend of President Lincoln, and reoeived the ^ipointment from 
him to the offtce of Collector of Internal Revenue. Seventh District of lUinoia. Later he filled the officee of Deputy Gir- 
•ttlt Clerk and Haster of Chancery. 


and state. He was a successful merchant, was postmaster of Paris for twenty-five years, chair 
man of the State Board of Public Works. He was aide on the staff of Gov. Reynolds, and also 
commanded one of the brigades in the Black Hawk war. After his military service he was an 
invalid, and died in Paris, III., in 1856. He was survived by his wife and eight children. At this 
time (1911) there are only two of his children living, Mrs. Annie McMillin and Mrs. Lucy Lamon, 
both of Paris, 111. 

The old home of Gen. M. K. Alexander is still standing in Paris, and has never been owned 
except by members of the family since 1823. It is now occupied by Mrs. McMillin. The present 
house was built m 1840, and has been modernized by the addition of the twentieth century con- 
veniences. It is a large, brick house, a wide hall extending through the house, with large rooms 
on each side. Many distinguished people have been entertained under its roof. Lincoln was 
dining there when Mrs. Luch Lamon took her first steps. Lincoln was a close personal friend 
of Gen. Alexander, and many letters from him are still kept in the family archives. 

A peculiar circumstance attended the death of Mrs Alexander. A friend, Mrs. Gen. Stan- 
ford, hearing she was ill, went to inquire about her. As she stepped upon the threshold she fell 
dead, and in a few minutes Mrs. Alexander died, and the funeral of the two was held together. 

MILTON KING ALEXANDER, fifth child of John Brown Alexander and his wife, Barbara 
King Alexander, b in Elbert Co., Georgia, Jan. 23, Jan. 23, 1796, m in Giles Co., Tenn., 
Dec. 16, 1819, to Mary Shields. She was b in Elbert Co., Ga., Feb. 12, 1800, and d in Paris, 
HL, Jan. 1, 1866. She was the dau of Samuel and Jane Montgomery Shields. Issue: 

♦JANE CYNTHELIA ALEXANDER, b in Giles Co., Tenn., Dec. 12, 1820, m in Paris, 
111., to Dr. John TenBroeck, April 23, 1840. He was b in Northumberland Co , 
Pa., Dec. 21, 1808, d in Paris, III., Aug. 8, 1885. Issue: 
John Milton TenBroeck, b Feb. 26, 1841, d in 1845. 

tEllen Mary TenBroeck, b March 5, 1843, m Nov. 26, 1868, to Stephen Bird. 
He was b in Cambridge, Eng., July 2, 1838. Issue: 

John Clifton Bird, b in Lockport, N. Y., July 19, 1869, m July 
1, 1S97, to Florence S. Harner. She was b Sept. 24, 
1871, in Valparaiso, Ind. 

Thomas Alexander Bird, b Sept. 6, 1871, in Lock- 
port, N. Y., m March 16, 1907, Isabella 
Vocke. She was b in Chicago, Jan. 20, 
William Bird, b Aug. 10, 1873, in Lockport, N. Y., 
m Feb. 2, 1907, Mary O'Malley. She was 
b in London, Ky., Sept. 18, 1874. 
Owen Stephen Bird, b June 10, 1876, in Lock- 
port, N. Y., m Harriet Louise DeForest. 
She was b in Brownsville, Ind., July 15, 
1880. Issue: 

Eieanoro Mary Bird, b Aug. 17, 1908, 
in Des Moines, la. 
John TenBroeck Bird, b Feb. 2, 1882, in Lock- 
port, N. Y. 
Jane Janet TenBroeck, b May 22, 1845, d 1870. 
Zachariah Taylor TenBroeck, b April 19, 1847, d Mar. 3, 1860. 
Dollie Ann TenBroeck. b in Paris, 111., Jan. 4, 1849, m in 
Paris, III., Feb. 23, 1876, to Owen B. Jones. He was 
b in Athens, O., Jan. 5, 1843. Issue: 

McMillan Jones, b in Paris. III., Feb. 7, 1877, m 
Caroline Gilbert, March 3, 1907. She wa 
b Feb. 1, 1879. Issue: 

*When Jane Cynthelia Alexander's parents moved to Itliaoia. she remained in Teaneasee with her maternal ffrand . 
parent* antfl her family were, in a measure, settled in their new home, and then her uncle. Col. Waahinrton Alexander, 
bronirht her on horseback from Tennessee to join her family in Illinois. She was educated in Jacksonville, 111., and 
Pulaski, Tenn. She married Dr. John TenBroeck, who ffraduated at Lafayette Ck>lleffe and the Jefferson Medical College, 
of Philadelphia. He came to Paris, III. in 1840, and practiced his profession there till the time of his death. He was 
wklelj known in Eastern Illinois as a physician and a wholesoled. true Christian gentleman. 

tlfSB. Elten Mary Bbd died in Lueem. Switserland, July U. 1904. 


Gilbert TenBroeck Jones, b July 7, 
Janet Clark Jones, b in Paris, 111., June 1878, m 
June 20, 1901, to Allen Diehl Albert, Jr. 
He was b in Pa., Oct. 3, 1874. Issue: 

Allen D. Albert 3rd, b April 27, 1902. 

Owen Jones Albert, b Apr. 25, 1904. 

John TenBroeck Jones, b June 8, 1880, m April 

2, 1903, to Alice Conner. She was b in 

Springfield, 111., May 6, 1883. Issue: 

Owen TenBroeck, b at pringfield, 

111., Jan. 9, 1904. 
Edward Conner TenBroeck, b at 
Springfield, 111., Nov. 3, 1906. 
Robert Clark TenBroeck, b at Pe- 
oria, 111., June 5, 1909. 
Nell Davis Jones, b in Paris, 111., Sept. 22, 1881, 
m June 26, 1907, to her cousin, ^Victor Les- 
eure. Issue: 

Janet Catherine Leseure, b March 
17, 1910. 
Cyrus Alexander Jones, b in Paris, 111., Nov. 8, 

Barbara Ann Jones, b in Paris, 111,, Jan. 4, 1893. 
Elizabeth Pearson TenBroeck, b Oct. 28, 1861, d Dec. 21, 1853. 
JOHN WASHINGTON SHIELDS ALEXANDER, b in Giles Co., Tenn., Deo. 10, 1822, 
m at Rockville, Ind., July 17, 1848, to Elizabeth Howard, dau of Gen. Tilgman 
Howard. He d in 1863. She d Sept. 22, 1855. Issue: 
Howard Alexander, b in 1849, d in 1853. 

Elizabeth Adelia Alexander, b Nov. 19, 1852, m Frank Field, of Boston. 
She d June 4, 1888. He d soon after. Issue: 

Edwin Alexander. Nothing is known of him. 
John W. S. Alexander m 2nd on Dec. 13, 1857, to Lucinda Canady, in Charleston, 111. 
She d in October, 1858. Issue: 

Infant, who died at the same time. 

tVictor Leseure was bora in France. Was a tuecesaf ul merchant and a very fine chaaracter. 

Jadsre Oliver Davis was a polished ffentlemaa and a fine lawyer. Was a circuit and appellate judge for nmny yaarsp 

Mrs. McPherson's father* CoL Harmon, was a prominent attorney, a eouain of Mrs. Qereland, and colonel of the 
125th UL Vols. 


John WaihinflTton Shields Alexander was carried to Illinois when an infant. He was graduated in 1846 at Wabaah 
CoUesre, Crawforddviile» Ind., with the hijrhest honors of his class, and with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. In 1848 his 
Alma Mater conferred on him the degree of Master of Arts. In 1846 he was made first lieutenant of company H, 4th 
Reg. 111. Vols., when war was declared with Mexica He was at the siege and capture of Vera Cruz and marched with 
the arm/ under comcnandof Geo. Scott to the City of Mexica. and remained in the sarvice till the eloee of the war, par- 
ticipating in all the principal battles. At the close of the war he returned home, and was a successful merchant until 
the beginning of the Civil war. He was made captain of company F, 21st Reg. 111. Vols., and entered the service in 
June, 136L. U. S. Grant was made c >lonel of the regiment and J. W. S. Alexander lieutenant-colonel. In August, 1861. 
Col. Grant was C9mmi38ljned general, and Lieut. -CoL Alexander aucceeded to the command of the regiment. The 21at 
Illinois was on duty in Missouri from July, 1861, until some time in 1862. At the terrible battle of Stone Hill, at Mm> 
free iboro, Tenn., before going into this battle the 21st regiment mustured 666 men and after the battle only 868 answered 
to roll calL In this engagement CoL Alexander was severely wounded, was brought home, and under the skillful treat- 
ment of his brother-in-law, Dr. TenBroeck, he was able after several months to return to his command, but was com- 
pelled to use a crutch. At the battle of Chicamauga, when the Southern forces drove his men back, in hia effort to 
restore order he was thrown from his horse and at the same time received a death wound. His body sleeps in an honored 
grave in the Edgar Cenaetery. He was a strict disciplinarian, yet was always considerate of the wdfare of his men. 
Gan. Grant, in a latter tJ the adjuta it-gen iral, said: "When I was assigned to duty as brigadier-general I tamed the 
regimant over to that gillant. Christian officsr. CoL Alexander, who afterwards yielded up his life while nobly lending in 
the batt e of Chicamauga." CoL Alexander's first wife was the daughter of General Howard, a prominent man of affairs 
in Indiana; at one time Minister Plenipotentiary to Texas. 


^ANGELINE ALEXANDER, third child of Milton King Alexander and Mary Shields 
Alexander, was b in Paris, III., Oct. 10, 1824, m J. Wilson Ross, Sept. 1, 1846. 
He d Sept. 13, 1853. Issue: 

Mary Ross, b May 20, 1848, d June 10, 1848. 
Anna Ross, b and d May 21, 1850. . 
John Milton Ross, b July 2, 1851, d June 11, 1852. 
Angeline Alexander Wilson m 2nd Uriah Griffith McMillan, Nov. 7, 1859, who was b 
in York Co., Pa., Jan. 2l, 1826. He d in Paris, 111., Sept. 16, 1880; she din 1911. 

Willet Enos McMillan, b Dec. 13, 1860, m Dec. 4, 1896, to Jessie Harding, 
who was b in Edgar Co., 111., July 30, 1872, Issue: 

Dudley Harding McMillin, b Oct 27, 1897, in Paris, Ul. 
Emma Alexander McMillan, b Oct. 14, 1902. 
John TenBroeck McMillan, b April 26, 1863, d April 24, 1866. 
Alexander McMillan, b Jan. 24, 1866, d Aug. 11, 1866. 
Minnie Gertrude McMillan, b May 10, 1870, d Sept. 9, 1870. 
*MARY ELIZABETH ALEXANDER, b in Paris, 111., Jan. 7, 1827, m Sept. 14, 1843, to 
Oliver Jones Chestnut, who was b in Vigo Co., Ind., July 15, 1817, at Shocton, 
Cal., Sept. 8, 1850. She d in Washington, D. C, May 10, 1902. Issve: 
Sarah Chestnut, b Sept. 16, 1841, d in MarshaU, HI., July 7, 1869. 
John Oliver Chestnut, b and d June 9, 1846. 
Elizabeth Alexander Chestnut, b Aug. 20, 1847, d Dec. 29, 1849. 
Charles Oliver Chestnut, b Aug. 21, 1849, m Dec. 25, 1873, to Bell LeGore. 
She was b in Marshall, 111., April 30, 1849. Issue: 
' tLeGore Chestnut, b in Cincinnati, 0., July 21, 1875, m Aug. 

19, 1879, to Adele Hastou. She was b Feb. 2, 1885. 

Charles Oliver Chestnut, b July 28, 1899. 
Emily Alexander Chestnut, b May 16, 1901. 
Isabel Chestnut, b Nov. 1. 1903. 
Mary £. A. Chestnut m 2nd to JDr. Fleming Ricd Payne, April 12, 1854. He was b 
near Lexington, Ky., Feb. 22, 1831, and d Dee. 2, 1873. Issue: 

Vernon Alexander Payne, b Nov. 27, 1855, m Oct. 9, 1888, to Lou Alex- 
ander (not related), in Dudley, 111. Issue: 

Esther Mary Payne, b Sept. 21, 1889, in Paris, 111. 
Clara E. Payne, b June 13, 1792, in Paris, 111. 
Mary Gertrude Payne, b Feb. 26, 1861, d Aug. 13, 1861. 
Lucy Jane Payne, b Sept. 12, 1862. 

John Washington Payne, b Sept. 18, 1864, d in Phoenix, Ari., Dec, 1908. 

JACINTHA ALEXANDER, b in Paris, 111,, Feb. 12, 1828, educated at Chitanango, N. 

Y., m Sept. 26, 1848, to §Willet Harmon Judson. He was b in Ithaca, N. Y., 

July 15, 1823, and d in New York, Dec. 29, 1890. She d in Cal. May 80, 19p3. 


* Aniline Alexander McMillan waa the first white female child horn in the town of Paris. HI. She is liyinc today, 
as one of its most honored citizens. She was educated in Bloomingrton. Ind.. and Hiltsboro. 111. Her first hnshand. J. 
WiUoQ Ross, was a prominent lawyer, and practiced in Charleston and Sullivan. III. Dr.'MeMUlan, her second husband, 
was a prominent physician, and practiced in Indiana until 1860. when he became a member of the firm of R. Macready 
Cx. wholesale druvTiata of Cincinnati. Failing health forced him to retire from business in 1873. He with his family 
spent two years in Europe, and also traveled extensively in this country. He died in 1880, and Mrs. McMillaa is now 
Uvinff in the house built by her father in Paris, 111., and, while 87 years old, is bright and active, and a friend to many 
who feel honored to elaim her as a friend. 

*Mary Elizabeth Alexander was educated at Edarar Academy. Her first husband was a prosperous marehant «f 
Paris, IlL, until he raoiovod to California in the spring of 1860. His death followed soon after. 

tDr. F. S. Payne was a leadinff physician of Eastern Illinois. Their home was at Maraball. IlL, aniU the death of 
Dr. Payna. 

tLeGore Chestnut a most promising yoonff bustaess man, accompanied by his wif «w want to Bnxvpe In the summar 
of 19M, and died in Plymouth, England, Sapt 1, 1904. 

SBae note, pace 160. 


Jennie Shields Judson, b in Paris, 111., July 80, 1849. 
Russell Alexander Judson, b in Vicksburs:, Miss., Dec, 1862, d in Colo- 
rado, Sept. 6, 1880. 
Mary Elizabeth Judson, b in Vicksburg, Miss., July 90, 1857, d in a 

hospital in Indianapolis, Feb. 10, 1908. 
Emma TenBroeck Judson, b in Vicksburgr, Miss., Dec. SO, 18&9, m to 
' Counseler John H. VanWinkle, of Plainfield, N. J., June 18, 1891, 

d at Plainfield, Oct. 90, 1792. 
Willet Alexander Judson, b April 6. 1861, m Mae McMahon, in Paris, Ul., 
Oct. 1, 1885. She was b Feb. 11, 1886. Issue: 

Stanly McMahon Judson, b July 11, 1886, m Emma , in 

Indianapolis. Issue: 

Mary E. Judson, b March 16, 1911. 
Willet Ewart Judson, b Sept. 7, 1896. 
Kathleen Judson, d in infancy. 
Annie Rebekah Judson, b at Morton, Miss., March 6, 1863, d in Paris, 

111., Oct. 16^ 1882. 
Jacyntha Alexander Judson, b in Morton, Miss., Dec. 7, 1869. 
MILTON KING ALEXANDER, m 2nd to Mary Shields. Issue: 

*JAMES CYRUS ALEXANDER, m Emma Bodine Graydon, Aug. 24, 1859, in Indian- 
apolis. She was b Aug. 24, 1840. He d in Paris, 111., March 23, 1866. Issue: 
MUton King Alexander, b in Clinton, Mo., Aug. 9, 1860, m Nov. 8^ 1899, 
to Mary Gertrude Brown. She was b in Indianapolis, June 3, 
1864. Issue: 

Marjorie Gertrude Alexander, b May 22, 1909. 
Willie M. Alexander, b in Indianapolis, May 9, 1862, d in infancy. 
James Walter Shields Alexander, b in Paris, UL, Feb. 22, 1863, d in young 
tLUCY ALEXANDER, b in Paris, 111., Jan. 29, 1843, m June 2, 1864, to Robert Bruce 
Lamon. He was b in Berkley Co., Virginia, Feb. 8, 1827; d May 19, 1899, in 
Washington, D. C. Issue: 

tWalter Shields Lamon, b Feb. 26, 1865, in Danville, 111., m March 28, 

1903, to Martha Woodward Vamer. He was b Oct. 23, 1871. 
Judson Aleiscander Lamon, b in Paris, 111., Dec. 7, 1867, m June 18, 1900, 
to Emma Scott. She was b in Denver, Col., Dec. 21, 1878. Issue 


IWiUat Harmoa JixlaoB wm a uMMhant •! Vickaburv. lUaa. At tha braakins oat of tha CIvU war ha enlJated in 
tha S^atharn arny aa quarCarmaatar of one of tha Mlaaiaalppi nvfaaanta. At tha tima of tha aiace of Vickabniv Mra. 
Ju^don, with a friend, Mra. Dvriffht. four little ehihiren and lier hooae aanrantai refusaed in Morton, Miaa. Daring their 
afeay both arinias p«a«ed over that part of tlte eoantry. and eoine of tiMir experienee tliare waa at thaea very trying. Her 
recital of it all waa moat iataraatins and thrUlioc. Her alaraa all followed the Northern amy whan it moved. Sher- 
man'a army, aha aald. wm one of the srandeit spectaeias she iud ever witneaaed. with their nnforma and aqnipmanta. 
and tha man acronir aad well eared for. Tne eantraat between that pietore and the one preeented by Johnaoa'a tmtm, 
worn aod haffffard, with diaordered uniforma and battered arau, waa a aiffht whieh aha wept over. Of the treatment 
aeeorded her in her anproteeted aitoation by the oOeera of both eommanda. aha had nothing but worda oApralae and 
sratituda. Their waa no North and no South, aimply the Ameriean eoidier and gentleman At the eloae of tha war tha 
famil/ rennjved to 3 ilma. Ala., where Mr Jad^n redumed his mercantile baaineaa until hia health failed, whan they took 
up their reeidenee in Paria. lU.. in 187S. He went to New York for treatment and died in a heapital there Dec. 28, 1S80. 
Mrs. Judson died in San Dieso^ CaL, where ahaliad gone for a temporary atay. May 9fK 190S. 

Vamea Cyrua Alexander waa educated at Eianover College, and reaided in Clinton, Moi, where he waa a merchant. 

tLaey Alexander Ltm m was educated at Oxford and Qlendale. Judge LanMa waa bom in Berkley Oonatar. Vir- 
ginia. Feb. 8. 1827: waa edueated at Wabaah College, Crawfordavilie, Ind. Went to California with the **f orty-ninen," 
an i remained eight yeara. Served a term in the Legialatura, repreeenthig the eouatiee af Marapoaa and Meraed. While 
a resident of California he served aa a volunteer under eommand of the noted Indian flghter. Captain Ben Wright, In the 
campaign of 18j2. agaloat the Modoca. He returned to OaavUle in 1867. aad was admitted to the bar hi 1858. Served one 
term as County and Probate Judge. He removed to Paria in 186^ aad aarved two terma in the Edgar County Court. 
Daring the Srst administration of Clevehmd be was appointed a member of the Board of Peaaion Appeala in the Interior 
Djpjirtment. Ha and tha family remained in Washington untU he died. May 1& 1890. 

t Walter S. Lamon served as hospital Stewart In the 4th UL VoL Inf. in the Spanlah- Am e ri ca n war. from AprU 26 
1896w to May 2, 1889. 


Lucy Elizabeth Lamon, b in Chicago, Nov, 25» 1904. 
Robert Scott Lamon, b March 29, 1906. 
GERTRUDE ALEXANDER, b in Paris, 111., Aug. 14, 1845, m Sept. 16, 1869, to Jacoq 
' A. Ross. He was b in Edgar Co., lU., Sept. 1, 1843. She d in Paris, 111., in 
March, 1871. 


Paris, ni., June 22, 1911. 

Dear Cousin: 

My sister, Mrs. McMillan, is the other member of the family particularly interested in 
these family affairs, and she has been able to assist me but little. She and I are the only 
chUdren living of my father's family, and she has been a wonder. Next October, if she lives,, 
she will celebrate her 87th birthday, and, until this violent attack of jaundice, has been right up- 
to-date in everything— was perfectly erect in her carriage, never missed Sunday school or 
church services of any kind, and never declined an invitation. She has traveled a great deal, 
both here and abroad, and her accounts of her trips are most interesting. Her home was in 
Washington for some time, but she, some few years since, purchased our old home place from 
the grand-child, Mrs. Bird, who had inherited it, and has lived there since. 

You may be interested to know that the ground upon which the house is built has never 
been out of the family since 1823. She was bom there, as well as five others of us. The house 
she lives in, however, was built about 1840. I was the first child bom in it. It, of course, has 
been modernized, with heat, bath and gas, but the brick house, with a hall in the center and 
large rooms on either side, stands as it was built, and a great many men who have made the his- 
tory of this State have been entertained there. My sister tells me that Lincoln was dining with 
the family when I took my first steps. In later years I remember him at the house, and Douglas 
and many more. I have a personal letter to my father from Lincoln, and we had numerous 
others from a great many other men, but which were, unfortunately, burned. 

There was a peculiar circumflstance attending my mother's death. An old friend had heard 
she was seriously ill, and came to see her. As the friend (Mrs. Qeneral Sandford) stepped upon 
the verandah she fell dead, and five minutes later my mother died, and the funerals of these two 
pioneers, each leaving large families, were held together. The husbands of both were always 
addressed as '^General." 

In my uncle Washington's record I forgot to mention that there are no grand-children, and 
never have been. He was always called '*Colonel Alexander." 

You will notice that two of my sisters married men by the name of Ross. I know nothing 
of their ancestry, so do not know whether they came from your Ross family or not. 

Mrs. Yeomans, of Danville, was here the other day, and said she and Mrs. Palmer had 
been communicating with you, but I saw them for so short a time that I did not hear what they 
had done. ' Mrs. Yeomans is Aunt Catherine McDonald's grand-daughter, and Mrs. Palmer is 
Aunt Mary Cunningham's grand-daughter. Their mothers and fathers were people that we were 
proud of. Mrs. Yeomans' father, Victor LeSeure, was bom in France, was a very successful 
merchant and a fine character, and Mrs. Palmer's father. Judge Oliver Davis, was a most polished 
gentleman and fine lawyer; was a circuit and appellate judge for years. 

Mrs. McPherson wrote me that she would get the data of her branch as soon as possible. 
Her father was a cousin of Mrs. Cleveland. Col. Harmon was a prominent attorney, and Colonel 
of the 125th Ql. Vols.; was killed at Kinesaw Mountain. 

Yours sincerely, 


*ICn. LuMn Ims eollaeted 
the labors of tiw eompilor. 

of tho racoHs for bor braaeh. and bar tntomt la thli work haa sfoatir faeUtaftcd 


JOHN NEWTON ALEXANDER, b Feb. 20, 1798, d Aug. 23, I8OO. 


In 1820 Katherine King Alexander, with her husband, moved to Illinois from Tennessee, 
first stopping in Edgar County, where they remained some years, then removed to the Little 
Vermillion, four miles south of Georgetown, DI. Here she assisted her husband in making what 
was known to early settlers as the McDonald farm, on which' she lived forty years, the best 
part of her life, enduring without a murmur the privations and hardships of a pioneer life and 
mother, manifesting the beauty of an unselfish life. No neighbor ever needed assistance but 
that she was ready to render it, if in her power. She was a faithful member of the Cumberland 
Church, for many years. In the early days of the settlement her house was open for church 
services, and all'the neighborhood were invited to attend. It was also used as a hotel by trav- 
elers, where they were entertained with the best the house afforded, and nursed in sickness 
without money or price. One of the oldest grand-daughters remembers a traveler stopping one 
evening at twilight and asking for shelter for the night, as he was too ill to travel further. Al 
he asked for was a drink of water and a bed. In the morning it was found that he had the 
small-pox. The young people were sent away and the stranger nursed back to health and 
strength. He blessed that household as he went away. Her sympathy extended to all humanity. 
In n»tt(grs of hospitality and charity she knew no class, no nationality, no religion. She aided 
the poor and lonely, as well as the rich and exalted; the Indian and negro trader as freely as the 
white man, and the heathen with the same generosity as she did the Christian. The writer 
knew her forty years, part of the time living in her family. He never heard her utter a harsh 
word to or of 'any person. Her whole life was void of malice toward any and full of charity 
to all. 

KATHEIRINE KING ALEXANDER, b in Elbert Co.. Ga., April 20, 1800, m Alexander 
McDonald, who was b in Elbert Co., Ga., Feb. 14, 1796. She d July 6, 1880; he d Jan. 2, 
1861. They were m in Lincoln Co., Ala., and removed to Illinois in 1820, and settled on 
Little Vermillibn River, near Georgetown. Issue: 

MARY JANE McDonald, b in Franklin Co., Ala., Aug. 31, 1819, d Feb. 19,1840, 

NANCY F. McDonald, b in Edgar Co., 111., March 12, 1822, m John Bailey, Nov. 22, 
1840. She d April 20, 1904. Issue: 

William Alexander Bailey, b in 1842, m in 1867 to Ann E. Baldwin. He 
d in 1884. Issue: 

Laura M. BAil^y, b 1867, m Mr. Becker. 
Jesse Bay^y, b 1869, d in- 1878. 
Mary Jane Bailey, b Aug. 10, 1844, m May 24. 1864, to Richard E. Ward, 
and live in Chicago. Issue: 

Florence M. Ward, b June 18, 1865, d Oct. 3, 1866. 
Charles Edwin Ward, b Nov. 6, 1866, m June 4, 1888, to 
Louise Fish. Issue: 

Marion E. Ward, b Dec. 13, 1891. 
C. E. Ward m 2nd Nov. 27, 1907, to Harriet Snyder. Issue: 

Ruth Ward, b Dec. 19, 1908. 
William Ernest Ward, b March 1, 1869, m Jan. 1, 1896^ to 
Carrie Brink. Issue: 

Robert Ward, b July 20, 1897. 

Harold Newton Ward, b Dec. 29, 1899, d Feb. 9, 

Mary Jane Ward, b Sept. 4, 1901, d Jan. 2, 1903. 
Harold Newton Ward, b Fee. 5, 1905. 
Mary Jane Ward, b Feb. 9, 1907. 
Dorothy Ward, b March 25, 1909. 
Nellie L. Ward, b Feb. 2, 1873, d Mar. 17, 1892. 
Ernest B. Ward, b Aug. 2, 1875, m May 12, 1897, to Josephine 


Charney. Issue: 

Floyd Ward, b Sept. 27, 1898. 
Ernest Ward, b Jan. 22, 1900. 
Isabelle Ward, b July 3, 1904. 
Alice May Ward, b Jan. 8, 1877, m July 12, 1899 to Will S. 
Pai'ks. Issue: 

Florence Louise Parks, b Aug. 26, 1900. 
Richard Charles Parks, b Nov. 11, 1903. 
^Daniel S. Bailey, b Nov. 5, 1846, m Annette E. Teas, Sept. 3, 1868. Are 
living at Ratouh, III. Issue: 

Arthur Teas Bailey, b July 20, 1870, m Nov. 18, 1897, to Fan- 
nie Fern Rose. Issue: 

Elizabeth Bailey, b Sept. 1, 1898. 
John Bailey, b Dec. 24, 1900. 
Oscar F: Bailey, b Oct. 17, 1875, m May 19, 1897, to Fannie 
Mae Dewey. Issue: 

Daniel Dewey Bailey, b March 9, 1898, d July 29, 

Helen Bailey, b April 8, 1901, d Oct. 4, 1902. 
Frances Bailey, b March 18, 1905. 
Donald H. Bailey, b Jan. 1, 1879, m July, 1903, to Ruby L. 
Berry. He d Aug. 31, 1905. Issue: 

Donald Norburn Bailey, b Dec. 20, 1904. 
Newton Hill Bailey, b Dec. 3, 1848, m Dec. 2« 1875, to Abbie F. Rusg. 
He d Dec. 21, 1909. Issue: 

Archie Earl Bailey, b Sept. li; 1879, m Feb. 2, 1901, to Lucre- 

tia Godard. Issue: 
Elton Rugg Bailey, b Jan. 2, 1883. 
Carrol Lbren Bailey, b Dec. 21, 1895. 
Martha F. Bailey, b 1851, d 1854. 
' Sarah Catheritae Bailey, b April 19, 1853, m April, 1872, to Thaddeus C. 
Knapp. They live at Wadena, Minn. Issue: 
Alice Olivia Knapp, b March 3, 1872. 

Phoebe Franklin Knapp, b May 7, 1877, m 1898, to Oliver 
Armstrong. Issue: 

Estelle Belle Armstrong, b Nov. 19, 1899. 
Beatrice Louise Armstrong, b May 3, 1901. 
Oliver Waldo Armstrong, b Dec. 20, 1908. 
Ruth AnW Knapp, 19 Jan. 27, ISSlj'm in 1900 to Clihon Gas- 
teller.* Issue: 

Harold Vincent Gastellei-, b Jan. 11, 1901, d 

March 1, 1901. 
Phillis Irene Gasteller, b July 7, 1904. 
Lucy Belle Khapp, b Jan. 15, 1886. 
Donald W. Bailey, b 1865, d 1867. 

Jeannette' O. Bailey.b Aug. 10, 1868, m Dec. 24, 1892, to Seldoh E. Hood. 
They livis at'HanldntoWn, loWa. Issue: 
Ruth Hood, b Jan. 13, 1906. 
Julia Alice Bailey, b March 1, 1863, m Sept. 5, 1889, to Dudley C. Rugg. 
Th^y li^'e at Wnxieapdli^, Minn. Issue : 
Lucile Marie Rugg, b Nov. 1, 1893. 
Dudley Gale Ru)jrg/b June 9, 1899, d Jan. 5, 1905. 
Maynard Bailey Rttgg, b Sept. 14, 1904. 
Donald Carlyle Rugg, b Sept.' li; 1906, d July 8, 1910. 

^DanM 8. BaO«7 Ims hmn tlM c«aeaIo«Ut of his branch of th« family. 


^ELIZABETH CATHERINE McDONALD, 3rd dau of Catherine King Alexander and 
Alexander McI>onald,b Aug. 16, 1823, m Ist to**Dr.Hardy Wallace Hill, in George- 
town, ID., March, 1S44, and returned at once to Cincinnati. She d Feb. 9, 
1906 Issue: 

Eleanor Elizabeth Hill, b in Cincinnati, May 25, 1846, m in Danville, lU. 
Oct. 18, 1866, to Alexander Short. Issue: 

Colmore Hill Short, b Sept. 29, 1867, d in Cal. in 1909. 
Nina Short, d 1873. 

Belle Alexander Short, b June 16, 1874, m in Cal. to Harry 
E. Butler. Issue: 

Alexander Short Butler, b 1894. 
Harmon Short Butler, b 1899. 
Edward Short, died. 

Donald Harmon Short, b Jan. 14, 1879, m Edith . Issue: 

Belle Eleanor Short, b 1906. 
Corinne Brooks Short, b July 23, 1884. 
Elizabeth Catherine McDonald Hill m 2nd in Danville, UL, Feb. 22, 1854, 
to Oscar Fitzalan Harmon. Issue: 

tLucy Belle Harmon, b in Danville, HI., Feb. 18, 1865, m May 
15, 1879, to §Rev. Simon John McPherson, of Munford, 
N. Y. Issue: 

Jeannette McPherson, b in East Orange, N. J., 
Nov. 7, 1880, m June 23, 1904, to Charles 
Harlow Raymond, in Lawrenceville, N. J. 
Issue : 

Jean Raymond, b Dec. 17, 1906. 
Charles Harlow Raymond!, b July 5, 
tOscar Harmon McPherson, b March 9, 1888. 
Elizabeth McPherson, b in Chicago, 111., Aug. 
26, 1883, m June 16, 1910, to Raymond 
Garfield Wright. 
John Finlay McPherson, b Jan. 15, 1888. 
Robert. Crerar McPherson, b Jan. 15, 1893. 
Charles Augustus Harmon, b in Danville, 111., Oct. 21, 1867, 

d March 19, 1875. 
tFannie Davis Harmon, b in DanvUle, 111., Sept. 10, 186(^ m 
May 15, 1879, to Frank LeRoy Brooks. Issue: 
SARAH EMILY McDONALD, b May 3, 1830, m **I>r. Hiram H. Hill, of andnnati' 
April 20, 1854. She d May 3, 1M5; he d June 10, 1907. Issue: 
Rosa Bell Hill, b March 30, 1865, d Aug. 23, 1876. 

WiialMth GAthOTiiM McDoaald and Dr. Hardy Wallaee HiU w«m first coasina. (Sm kb Una, p. iS.) Ha 
■aaeaaaf vl alaetrto plijraieiaa In Claeiniiatl. Ohlob for aoma raara. Ha fall a victim to tlia ekolara acourf af tS4SL and diad 
tliara la Mareh af thatyaar. Mra. HiU Ntwmad to bar f atliar'a koma In Ullnoif In tlia aatuniB af tiiat yaar wHh kar 
fatharksa llttla ffirbb and llvad at bar fathar'a hoBM foar jraan. and In ISOi alia and bar ablUran morad ta DanviUa aad- 
boardad witb bar aant and nneia. Mr. and Mra. Haaaklab Cnnnlnsbanw antU Pab. 12. IMi, wban aba baeama tba wifa af 
0«aar F. Hamam. Mrs. Hannon disd at tba bonM of bar daoffbtar. Un, McPbarsoa, In LawrancarOK N. J. Oaear F. 
Harmon was a soaesssf ol lawjar. 

tLaey Bslla Hararm and Flanaia Davla Harmon wara marriad tba sama nl^bt tba dovbia cs i am un/ balnc parfarmad 
by tba fatbaroC tba lattar's boaband, Rar. ▲. L. Brooks. 

tOsearHarmonMcPharsonisa taaehar at tba aeboolatLawraneaTUiaiN. J. Jobn Ffaikiy McPharaon cfadmHad 
framtbats«boolfail9M and from Prineaton 1910. Ha Is In boatnam In Naw York. Pan! Oornr MePbarsan la n sopb. In 
Prineaton. Ha vfadnatad at L a w i a u asi lU ai ItKI. 

IRav. S. J. MePbaraon is a promtaant Prsabytorian dMna. Has baan paator at Bast Oranccw N. J., and an bis 
waldlnc day raaaltad tba call to tba Firat P r sahy t ai Ian Charcb of tbat phMO. Ha baa for tba paat twalva yaara 
baadmastarof tba aabool at LawfaneaTilK N. J. 

**8aa notai paca U6. 


Robert Harmon Brooks, b Aug. 31, 1881, m Sept. 
6, 1904, to Ida Dunham, in Kansas City, 
Mo. Issue: 
Frank LeRoy Brooks, b Dec. 27, 1906, d Jan. 23, 

Charles Dunham Brooks, b March 8, 1909, in 
Kansas City, Mo. 
Fannie David Harmon Brooks m 2nd Feb. 7, 1897, to Fred- 
erick Newman. No issue. 
Corinne Alexander Harmon, b March 15^ 1863, d in Emporia, 
Kan., July 27, 190L 
Lilia Wallace Hill, b in Cincinnati, 0., June 21, 1849, d in Danville, Dl., 
July 3, 1871. 
JOHN NEWTON McDONALD, b in Vermillion Co., 111., Jan. 17, 1826» d May 22, 1855, 

m Mary J. Smith, March 29, 1855. 
CAROLINE B. McDONALD, b in Venmllion Co., 111., Feb. 28, 1828, m Victor LeSeure, 
Dec. 20, 1849. She d August 8, 1872. Issue: 

Kate LeSeure, b June 18, 1852, m Chas. T. Yeomans, Oct. 24, 1878. Issue: 
Victor LeSeure Yeomans, m Nell Davis Jones, June 26, 1907. 

Janet Catherine Yeomans. 
Nathaniel Tracy Yeomans, b Nov. 5, 1881. 
Minnette Angeline Yeomans, b Aug. 31, 1886. 
Minnette LeSeure, b January 23, 1862, m in 1896 to Thos. W. Eltiott. 

No issue. 
Louise LeSeure, b Sept. 19, 1857, m in 1886 to William K. Pahner. Issue: 
Frederick Palmer, b April 21, 1887. 
Katherine Palmer, b April 2, 1889. 
Dorothy Palmer, b Jan. 8, 1892. 
Robert Palmer, b December 6, 1893. 
Martha Caroline LeSeure, b Sept. 28, 1865. 

Charles Franklin LeSeure, b Nov. 30, d June 10, 1884, m Jennie Sidell, 
Oct. 5. 1881. Issue: 

Callie Belle LeSeure, b Feb. 17, 1883. 
tMamye Hill, living at Doland, S. D. 
Caroline Hill, m T. L. Durham, Blarch 24, 1886. Issue: 

Clarence Durham, b May 6» 1887, d Aug. 7, 1905. 
Frank HiU Durham, b May 6^ 1888. 
Hiram Hunter Durham, b Sept. 1, 1889. 
Mamye Durham, b Feb. 5, 1891, and 
Josephine Durham, b Feb. 5, 1891, twins. 
Robert Lincoln Durham, b April 9, 1892. 
Kenneth William Durham, b June 29, 1895. 
Dorothy Lois Durham, b Sept. 2, 1898. 
Sydney Alexander Durham, b Nov. 4, 1905. 
Wilbur McDonald HiU, m Sarah Allen, Dec. 4, 1892. Issue: 
Sarah Ruth Hill, b April 8, 1904, d Feb. 5, 1910. 
Charles Victor Hill, unmarried. 
DONALD W. McDONALD, b in Vermillion Co., 111., Jan. 16, 1833, d April 17, 1855, 

^Or. Hiram Hooter Hill aod Dr. Hardy Wolloeo HIU wm the eooe ef laaae Hill aod Harsoret Coonioffbam. Dr. 
H. H. HiU waa bora Jao. SOi 1828» died June 10, 1M7. He was a wbobsaale and retail dninrkt «f Cloeiooatl. Hit lUaee of 
bimlnnafl waa at the eoroer of Raee and Fifth atreets. He waa a lover of natural history, and was for a nomber of yeara 
an oOkstr In the Natural History Society of CineinnatL He waa a member of the famous Squirrel Hunters' Sofflment In 
aarriee dnrlns the Ghrll war; and remained a member of that regiment till 1890^ when he waa honorably diacharBed. He 
with hia fandly temovad to South Dakota in I88S. where hia family stUl reside. He rapreaonted his eonnty In the Stats 
LsslsfaitUM in IWl and 1898. 

tICIss Hamye HDl has fflyen yaloahle aasistance In eomplUnff these rseords. 


tAARON A. McD0NALD» b in VermUlion Co., 111., Jan. 24, iS35, m Sarah Alexander, 
his cau3in, Sept. 29, 1864. He d in California, in 1907. Issue: 
Two children, who d in infancy. 
§MILTpN ALLIEN McDONALD^ b Nov. 11, 1836, in Vermillion Co., 111., m Annie W. 
Jackson, of Terre Haute, Ind., in April, 1862. He d May 13, 1883. She was b 
July 17, im, d July 1, 1906. They married Blay 1, 1861. Issue: 
Oscar B. McDonald, b April 12, 1864, d June 17, 1910. 
Mary Gertrude McDonald, b Nov. 22, 1866, m Edwin L. Ebbert, Sept 26» 
1894. .Issue: 

Walter Edwin Ebbert, b Nov. 22, 1896. 
Rpbert McDonald Ebbert, b March 23, 1898, d June 4, 1899. 
Russell Samuel Ebbert, b March 6, 1900. 
Corinne Emily Ebbert, b April 4, 1903. 
Martha McDonald, b April 7, 1871, m Qeo. W. Shumway, Sept. 28, im. 

Milton McDonald Shumway, b Sept. 7, 1903. 
Ronald Pixley Shumway, b April 8,. 1906. 
Gertrude Shumway, b June 15, 1908. 
Walter Milton McDonalds b Nov. 4, 1874, m Mary Nelson, June 18, 1902. 

Margaret Anna McDonald, b Jan. 11, 1904, d Feb., 1904. 
Helen Janet McDonald, b July 19, 1906. 
Mary.Lucile McDonald, b Oct. 16, 1907. 
ISAAC ROSS McDQNALP, b in.Vermi^ion Co., Ill.,.Dec..l, 1838, d Dec 23. 1838. 
MARTHA ANGELINE McDONALD, b in Vermillion Co., 111., March 6, 1842, d Nov. 

2, 1859. 
CHARLES PENISQN McDONALP, only lived three weeks. 
FRANK McDONALD— these died under 2 years of .a||^. 


CYRUS ALEXAJ^DKR, b Nov. 8, I8O2, died at the residence of his brother, M. K. Alexan- 
der, Nov. 8, 1834. He never married. 


ARTHUR NICHOLSON ALEXANDER, b March 20, 1806, d Jan. 14, 1825. 


ISAAC HENRY AX^EXANDER, b March 20, 1805, m Hattie Shaw, d May 10, 1827. Issue: 
' Three children, none of whom are living. 

tA iran A. MeDoaald was m soldier for the United States in the Civil war. 

Stfilton Allen McDonald was reared on his father's farm in Southern Illinois. WhejB about 18 -years of p^e he and 
his fatlier's family removed to Georsretowh, DL. where he had previously been at schooL In 1866 he united with the IfL E. 
Church, and was a faithful and consecrated Christian, and occupied many places of trust in the church. About 18G2 Im 
moved to Pontiac, IlL, and engaged in the mercantile business for a short time. Then rftnoved to DaBVille. HL. and 
enffaffed in the hardware business till 1883. when he sold oat and moved to South Dakota. He rc>ared his children in the 
fear and admonition of the Lard, and, while he went through the deep waters of trouble many timen, he was so JmpHrJ: 
in his trust of Ood that he was often beard to excbiim: '^iMUffh He slay me^ yet will I trust Hhn." After his death, thm 
church of which he had baea a faithful member held a memorial aervlce ia his honor, and the aroeasdings oi this maetinc 
was printed in pamplet f omu 


Danville, lU., Friday, April 12, 187i. 
Dear Mother: 

We remember that seventy-one years ago today, at the beginning of this eventful century, 
occurred the most important event of the century to us. On that day was born one who has 
lived to prove that the goodness and unselfishness we read of in books, are possibilities of every- 
day life. From her we have learned that, if we would have cheerfulness in our old age, we must 
live her unselfish and Christian life. To her we owe more than we will ever be able to repay. 

Remembering these things, and remembering that this is our mother, who through three 
score years and eleven has scattered so much of sunshine along their way, we are mindful to 
send herewith a token of the affection we cannot express. 

Our hope is that it may minister to our comfort until more than four score years have been 
lived out. Affectionately, your children, 


(Written by A. A. McDonald and sent to our house at Cincinnati, where Grandmother 
Catherine King McDonald was at that time. M. HILL. 

Salem, Oregon, April 23, 1853. 
Dear Brother: 

Your good letter of Aug. 10 arrived here by last mail. I can truly say, as you do, that I 
was indeed truly glad to hear of your good health and spirits. I would like very much to be at 
home for a month or so while you are all enjoying life so fast, but as it is I have no reason for 
complaint, being surrounded with peace and plenty in a land that is famous for its mild climate 
and its lively ^'Coochmens." I've enjoyed life very well since last Spring. I have received 
letters nearly every mail from home, and learned by them that all was right in that quarter, and 
there has been nothing to prevent joy and tranquillity of mind in the immediate vicinity. 

So my life has glided on, like the gentle summer breezes in comparison with its heaving 
and sighing last winter. Then I was surrounded with loafers and blackguards from dark till 
bedtime, and could not well get rid of them; but now they do not molest me at all, and if I have 
company in the evening it is either a book or newspaper, a friend or some person on business. 
I might add considerable more gas to my letter if I thought it would cause them to go any quicker 
or more direct to you, but, judging from the amount contained in your letters and their uncer- 
tainty and long delay on the way, I am fearful that if I should put it on too thick I might run it 
iuto the ground or ocean. In the attitude of deep humility, I lower myself in the eyes of the 
community by having to ask you a little advice. Now my advice to you is to get your mother to 
teach you a few lessons in apron-stringology before you take your final departure from the par- 
ental roor. I fear, it would be rather a wild undertaking to start out from home, young and 
green as you are, inflated to corpulence with gas, and then, when that rooster would have dined 
on chicken feed, that superabundance of gas might find its way from your gasometer through 
that beautiful orifice just beneath that rosy probosis of yours. Then there would be one sur- 
veyor spoiled. 

How would you like to come to Oregon and clerk for us? I do not know that we will want 
any other clerks yet, but I rather think we will after a while when I come home after my Cooch- 
man. There is not as much encouragement for a young man to come to this country as there 
was a few years ago. The best claims are taken up and wages are getting lower. There is not 
much regularity about wages yet. Some men get as much as $50 per month and others do not 
get more than $20 though about $30 is considered common wag^s, and there are many persons 
who would be glad to get that whd can not. There are a great many persons dissatisfied, and 
are determed to leave because they can not do as well as they expected, but this is folly, and it 
is very evident that a young man can do better here now that can get regular wages, even at $25 
per month, after he is here, thah to go back there and get $20. I would not advise you to come 
here, but if you are determined on a wild goose chase, I would sooner have you come here than 
to go to Minnesota. You might do well in Minnesota and you might not. Remember, if you 
once leave the paternal roof you will have to depend entirely on your own merit and industry 
to gain a livelihood. 

If you come to Oregon you must calculate on hardships and privations, and if you meet 
with them beyond your expectations, you must learn forbearance. If you do not find things as 


bad as you expect, you will feel good over it. If you conclude to come, try and get in with some 
good man like Stull, and start early and come through as quick as you can. I would be glad to 
see you here, but I do not advise you to come unless you are determined to leave home. If you 
are, I would as soon hear of your starting to Oregon as any other place. I may write you more 
on this subject soon, if you have any idea of coming to Oregon in the spring, and I will give you 
all I can on the subject. Tell pa I will probably writejiim a letter and send it by next mail. I 
do not know what to say about that land of mine now. I would be very glad to have the money 
for it, but I can get along without it. If I conclude to make this my permanent home, I will have 
it sold and the money laid out in goods for Moores & McDonald, Salem, Oregon Ter. 

Our business for the three months just ended has paid us very well, and it is considered 
very dull times. I will write pa on this subject. Virginia sends her respects to you all, and 
complains that none of you write to her. Tell her sisters to write to her or to Ellen, just for 
variety. They say they have not received one from them since they have been here. Ellen is 
out at Roland's. It is thought, and I think with some reason, that Miss Plain R. will get married 
shortly. Mr. Atkison has just got in, with eight head of cattle. Macy and Watkins are in the 
valley some place. I have not seen them. Young Hooten is now in the store; he just came in. 
Charles Bailey and company have not got in, to my knowledge. I have not heard of Uncle 
Moores lately. They are above here. Alexander was well, the last account. I expect a letter 
from him soon. Tell his ma that I got a letter from her and Uncle John by last mail for Eleck, 
and will send them to him soon. John Brown's folks were in good health, the last account. 

Your brother, ♦NEUTE. 

(Newton McDonald.) 

Fountain Creek, Dec. 27, 1854. 
My Dear Mother: 

I take my seat this morning to let you know that I have not forgotten you yet, although I 
have not written to you as often as I ought. I have been looking for a letter from you for 
months, in answer to my letters. I have written two letters to you since I received my last. 

Mother, we are all well at this time, and we have had very good health through the last 
year, for which I bless the God of all grace. Religion is at a very low ebb here at this time. We 
had a great many good meetings here last summer and fall. The Lord has done great things for 
us, wherefor we are glad. Mother, I have a great many difficulties to overcome. If it was not 
for the hope of a better future for all, I would be most miserable. Mother, pray for me that 
my faith may not fail. 

Mother, I have strange news to tell you, and that is that I was at Sally's, and you may 
suppose I was glad to see the fat sister. I stayed with her ten days and eleven nights, and we 
talked a great deal about old times. You can't imagine how glad I was to find her so well satis- 
fied with her situation, and to find the children doing so well. They have had a good school in 
the neighborhood for the last two or three years, and they are all pretty good scholars. The 
oldest was at college, and is a professor of religion, and a very civil boy. The second lives in 
Oxford, and he is behind the counter selling goods. He is a professor and a very smart boy and 
very civil, and the other children are smart and good looking. 

James Newton is at Lebanon yet, and expects to graduate before he quits. He and 
Cousin William McKenzie were ordained last fall. I was at Hemsey's last week. Nancy's health 
was better than common. They were all well but Justinah. She had been sick for several days, 
but was better. Betsy's family was well when we heard from them, but in great trouble. Caro- 
line died the last of October. Grandpa Henderson was there when she died, and he said he 
never saw such distress in his life. She begged grandpa to pray for her. Her sisters were 
crying around her bed. Mother, pray for us and them. The rest of the friends are well, so far 
as I know. Nothing more. I remain, your little son, 

ALLEN Mcdonald. 

p. S.— Write as soon as you get this. 
To Catharine McDonald. 

*John Nefrton McDonald. (See pasre 166.) 



WASHINGTON ALEXANDER, the nth child of John Brown and Barbara King Alexan- 
der, was b June 3, 1808, in Williamson Co., Tenn., m in Paris, III., March 25, 1841, to Sarah 
Young. She was b in Cincinnati, Sept. 21, 1821, and d in Paris, III., Nov. 23, 1895. He d 
in Paris, III., Aug. 30, 1893. Issue: 

RAVILLA COLINE ALEXANDER, b May 2, 1842, is living in Paris, 111. 

FRANK ROSS ALEXANDER, b July 30, 1856, m Mrs. Sue McCord, at Glenwood, 
Ala., Sept. 24, 1908. They reside at Morehead, Miss. 
Washington Alexander occupied a high place in the esteem of his townspeople and 
acquaintances, and filled many places of honor and trust. He served in the Black Hawk war, 
and was colonel in the service of the State in other encounters between the whites and hostile 
Indians. He represented the county of Edgar in the Legislature. June 3, 1882, he was the only 
surviving member of the immediate family of John Brown Alexander, and this his 74th birthday 
was celebrated in Paris by 150 of his relatives, who, as a little token of the love they bore him, 
presented him with a silver service. On his 8oth birthday the clan again assembled, showing the 
love and esteem in which he was held. (See picture.) 

"Many yeara affo I visited Colonel Washington Alexander, brother of my irrandmother, who was yery old and 
mentally feeble, and lived in Paris, 111. His daughter told me that he woald not recosrnize me and that he was childish. 
I went in Co see him, and when I came into the room his face lightened up and he said: "Why! it is Charlie ICoorea. 
Charlie, yoa don't look a day older than yoa did on the day you rode with us from Charlotte to the Tennessee State line. 
You remember that your li^ife, who was a Harrison, drove in a carriage with four horses and that you were on horseback, 
and when father said to you, 'Who don't you ride in the carriage with your wife?' you said. 'Carriages were made fo 
adies. Maa's place is on the back of a horse.' MEKRILL MOOR£S." 




The King family under 'discussion were probably among the Scotish emi- 
grants that settled in Ireland and reared families there, and were afterwards 
known as the Scotch-Irish. The following sketch of the family of Alexander 
King was furnished by Dr. **A. W. King, of California. 

''Great-Grandfather Alexander King was bom in the North of Ireland, and, when a young 
man, went to Scotland and married Catharine MacDonald, whom tradition says was his first 
cousin, and partly reared his family there. About the year 1770 he emigrated to this country 
and settled in Mecklinburg County, North Carolina, his family consisting of three sons and five 
daughters. A. W. KING." 

ALEXANDER KING, b in the North of Ireland, m Catherine Macdonald. Issue: 

♦HUGH KING, b in Argyle, Scotland, Dec. 17, 1754, m Mary (Polly) Montgomery, dau 
of Capt. Samuel Montgomery. Issue: 

Samuel Montgomery King, m Isabella Shields. Issue: 

Gideon B. King. 

William M. King. 

Eliza E. King. 

Mary H. King. 

Narcissa J. King. 

Hugh P. King. 

James S. King, died of cholera in 1833. 

Anderson M. King, d of cholera in 1833. 
^ A. W. King. 

Alexander King, m Elizabeth (Betsy) Shields. Issue: 

Jane Parker King. 

William Harvey King. 

Mary King. 

Elizabeth A. King. 

Addison H. King. 

James H. King. 

^*'When I becaa the study of m«diein« Gen. IL K. Alexander, who was almost blind, wanted me to live with him 
dnrinff my medical coarse and aid him in tracing the yarioas lines of our ancestry away back into the old country. He 
had unusual facilities for thia, and I am sorry I did not grasp this opportunity. I am fflad you are interested in the 
work and wish you great success. I anticipate great pleasure and profit in the perusal of your book when it cornea. 
Only wish I could give you valuable material for it. A. W. KING." 

*X>aring the Kevolutionary war he «9ry^ hie country, with credit to himself and honor to his regiment. 


Samuel B. King. v 

John L. King. 

James C. King, died of cholera in Clayton, HI. 

Milton King, died of cholera in Clayton, 111. 
John King, m Rebecca Baldridge. Issue: 

Jane King. 

WUliam H. King. 

Margaret King. 

John King. 

Nancy King. 

Claudius B. King. 

L3rman King. 

Ann King, m Leander Shields. Issue: 

Rev. Hugh King. 
Eliza King. ' 
James M. King. 
Louisa Ann King. 
John King. 
William lung. 
Isabella C. King. 
Harriet Kins. 
Samuel H. King. 
Milton L. King. 
Ruana King. 
Jackson L. King. 

Elizabeth (Betsy) King, m Josiah Alexander. (See his line.) 

Catherine King, never married. Died at an advanced age. 

tHugh D. King, m 1st to Artemesia Codd, of Kentucky. Issue: 

John Hugh King. 
William G. King. 
Abraham King. 
James D. King. 

Hugh D. King m 2nd to Margaret Keit, of Illinois. Issue: 

Adeline King. 
Sarah King. 
Lucy J. King. 
Alice King. 
Henry Clay King. 

NANCY KINQ, m A. Alexander. Issue: 

I^aac Alexander. 

Ruth Alexander, settled at Baton Rouge, La. 
ANGUS McDonald king, m Miss King. Issue: 

John King. 

Alexander King, became an attorney. 

BARBARA KING, m John B. Alexander. (See Alexander line.) 

CATHERINE KING, m Donald McDonald, ancestor of the Ulinois branch of the 

family. Issue: 

Nancy McDonald, m Holmes Baldridge. 

Sarah McDonald, m Mr. Beauland, of Mississippi. 

Archibald McDonald, m Elizabeth Henderson. 

Alexander McDonald, m Catherine K. Alexander. 

Allen McDonald, m Temperance Henderson. 

Clan R. McDonald, m Nancy Baldridge. 

John A. McDonald, m Miss McKinney. 

PEGGY KING, m WUliam McKinsey Issue: 

Eldest daughter married Arthur Patterson. 

John N. McKinsey, m . Issue: 

Kenneth McKinsey. 
Hugh McKinsey. 
Winiam McKinsey. 
Grundy McKinsey. 

tHash I>. Kiuff was a prominant phyaieiaa, and yaan ago waa Secretary of the American Colonisation Socletj, 
-Wt"«*g BHUU trip* with amaacipatod alavaa to Liberia, Africa. He moved to Tezaa and died there. 



The progenitor of the Wade family of North Carolina was one of the lord 
proprietors that received lands from the crown. The given name of this first 
ancestor was John, Thomas or Benjamine. There is a division of opinion among 
members of the family, and no documentary proof to substaiitiate either theory. 
Not being able himself to take up the lands granted him, he sent two of his 
sons, Thomas Holden Wade and *Joseph Wade, who settled along the Dant river 
in Virginia. 

Thomas Holden Wade married Jane Bogan, and afterwards moved to North 
Carolina and took a prominent part in the establishment of that colony. He 
settled in what is now Wadesborough, built the first houses there, and the place 
was named for him. He was a prominent figure in the early history of the 
colony of North Carolina, and his name is a familiar one to all acquainted 
with the history of that State. He commanded the minute men of the Salisbury 
district, was a member from Anson County of the first Provincial Congress of 
the State, a member of the Senate in 1776, 1783 and 1786. June, 1775, * Thomas 
Wade and two of the captains in the said committee made use of this interest to 
enlist men for the use of the t Congress, and enlisted vast numbers.'' 

On the 20th of June, 1778, Thomas Wade said to the deponent that the King 
and Parliament has established the Roman Catholic religion in the Province of 
Quebec, and did intend to bring in Papist principalities to America, and that the 
King has forfeited his coronation oath, and that they, the Congress, intended to 
rule the people of America by way of a **Continental Congress. (P. 173.) 

Thomas Wade was appointed by the Provincial Congress of North Carolina 
at Hillsboro, on the 20th of August, 1775, a member of a committee to confer 
with gentlemen who had lately arrived from the highlands of Scotland to settle 

^Joseph Wade was imprisoned in Camden, S. C. He was a maaieian. and charmed the British by playing Yankee 
Doodle on his chains. This sons was known as a British air at that time. 

tSee Colonial Records of North Carolina, voL z, pases 126-8. 

It was orlflrinally a hamlet called Newbern or Newtown. There is an old deed In Newborn or Newtorn from Patrick 
Boggan to CoL Thcmas Wade, also a large body of land on Gould's book. 

At the outbreak of the Revolution Col. Wade was appointed to the command of a regiment, which operated froih 
SaUsbiuy down throuirh North Carolina affainst the Tories. The Wades were very rich, and the last of their money waa 
loet dvrinff the Civil war. 


in this province and to explain to them the nature oi our unhappy controversy 
with Great Britain, and to urge them to unite with the other inhabitants of 
America in defense of their rights which they derive from God and the consti- 


In the name of God, amen. I, Thomas Wade, of Anson County, in the State of North Car- 
olina, a merchant, being in perfect health and senses, but knowing the mortality of the body and 
uncertainty of life, do ordain this my last will and testament. 

First — I commit my soul to God, hoping, in his infinite mercies, through the merits of our 
Savior, a happy resurrection in the life to come, my body I commit to the grave, desiring the 
same may be buried in a decent, Christian manner. 

Secondly— I desire that my estate, that God hath been pleased to bless me with, may be 
disposed of in the following manner: 

Thirdly — As I have given my five living children by deed of gift apart of my estate, which, 
being left off to them, I hereby give and bequeath unto my five children, Holden Wade, Mary 
Vining, Thomas Wade, Sarah Wade and George Wade, ten pounds, to be paid by my executors 
administrators, and to them or their heirs, executors, administrators or assigns, also to my 
daughter, Sarah Wade, one feather bed, and furniture, and a brown mare, and two colts known 
by the name of her mare and colts, also two hundred acres of land on the Long Branch of 
Jones' Creek, now entered by lease to Peter Brown for one year. And to my son, George Wade, 
a bay mare and two colts known by the name of his mare and colts, and feather bed and 

Fourthly— I lend to my beloved wife, Jane Wade, for her life-time, for her maintenance 
and support, London, Ben and Hannah, and their family, and the residue of my household and 
kitchen furniture of every kind, and at her death I desire my executors may divide the said 
negroes and household furniture amongst my five children or their representatives then alive. 

Fifthly and lastly— I hereby appoint my beloved wife, Jane Wade, my executor, and my 
sons, Holden and Thomas Wade, together with my friends, Patrick Boggan and James Boggan, 
my executors to this my last will and testament, hereby authorizing them to sell my land, slaves 
and stock of every kind and all things belonging to my said estate not necessary for the support 
of my wife and younger children, and not otherwise disposed of, to pay my just debts, but when 
as much is sold on twelve months' credit as may amount to my just debts, together with the 
debts due to me, that then the residue of lands and slaves, etc.; not sold, and money arriving 
from such sales over and above the payment of my said debts, I hereby impower and direct that 
the slaves shall be last sold, if necessary, not otherwise disposed by deed or legacy or lent, and 
direct that the residue over and above my debts in lands, slaves or cash, etc., be equally divided 
by my said executors amongst my five children according to valuation. 

In witness whereof, I, the said Thomas Wade, have to^this, my last will and testament, 
set my hand and seal this second day of June, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-six. 


Signed, sealed and acknowledged the day and date in the presence of Morgan Brown and 
Elizabeth Brown. 

(Certificate of Clerk.) 
State of North Carolina, Anson County 

I, Thomas C. Robinson, Clerk of Superior Court in and for the County of Anson, State of 
North Carolina, Hq certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the last will and testa- 
ment of Thomas Wade, as the same is taken from and compared with the records in this office. 

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal. 

Done at my office in Wadesboro, on the 10th day of June, 1907. 

Clerk of Superior Court of Anson County. 

Benjamine Wade also settled on the Dant river, and his descendants claim relationship 
with the Wade family under discussion. 


COL. THOMAS WADE, b about 1722, d in Anson Co., N. C, in 178?, m Jane fiogsan, a sister 
of Capt. Patric Boggan. Issue: 



GEORGE WADE was born in North Carolina, on Shoco Creek, May 29, 1747, 
There are two opinions in the families descended from him as to his descent. 
The will of Col. Thomas Wade gives his son George, and this line is claimed 
by a majority of the descendants of Capt. George Wade. George Wade married 
tMary McDonald, daughter of *Donald McDonald, on Nov. 18, 1766. She died 
Aug, 22, 1779, and he remained a widower until Oct. 28, 1784, when he married 
Martha Center, widow of Major Nathan Center. By the first union he had three 
sons and two daughters; by the last, one son. George Wade died in Columbia, 
S. C, Nov. 24, 1824. 

George Wade was a captain in the South Carolina militia, Col. Thomas 
Taylor commanding. He raised the first rifle from Lancaster, S. C. , and marched 
with full number to the defense of Charleston when Tarleton passed there. He 
was wounded at the battle of Savannah, Ga., Oct. 9, 1779; was commissioned 
captain of the 2nd South Carolina Militia, February, 1776. He was taken pris- 
oner by Tarleton at home at Dent^s Mill. His home was burned, slaves taken 
from him, and horses and stock taken. From Capt. Wade's plantation, Wade's 
Island, Catawba river, supplies of corn, flour and meat were furnished to Gen. 
Sumpter's army. 

*DONALD McDonald was a scout under Sumpter, and the father of Sergeant Jasper Mc- 
Donald, who was killed at Fort Moultree. 

tMARY McDonald was the daughter of George McDonald and the wife of Qeorge Wade. 
Her home was burned and she, with her baby, was taken prisoner to Charleston by Tarleton, in 
retaliation for aid given by her to Sumpter, after he was wounded at King's Mountain. Both she 
and the child died of small pox while in prison, contracted while nursing fellow prisoners. Her 
body was afterward interred on the site of her old home, And a monument erected in loving 
memory by the citizens of Lancaster County. The child had been buried, with ten others, in a 
common grave, so it could not be recognized. 

Mary McDonald, having General Sumpter ill at her home at McDonald's Ford, and being 
warned of the approach of the butcher, Tarlton, drove by night, with the General and her little 
daughter, to a place of safety in the swamps. Returning, she met Tarlton at the ferry landing 
on her own place. In an effort at delaying him, she possessed herself of his pistol and dis- 
charged it in the face of the irate red-coat. In the meantime, her little girl had cut the rope 
holding the ferry. This going adrift, the British were forced to make a detour of several miles 
to cross the river, swollen by recent rains. Thus ample opportunity was afforded Gen. Sumpter 
to make good his escape. As has been before stated, she was taken to Charleston, where she 
died in prison. Undoubtedly she was hated by Tarlton for some good cause, and beloved for 
like reason by her compatriots. The spot where she died is marked now only by a stone, as the 
monument erected by public subscription was destroyed by the Federal troops in 1864. 

Another branch of the family claim that he was the son of one John Wade* who moved from North Oarolina to 
South Carolina and settled on Lynch's Creek, in 1764. 

{The will of Thomas Wade is dated Jane 18, 1792, and records that he had the infection small pox, and woald at onca 
proceed to Caerow Hill for treatment This will was probated late in the same year, small pox probably proTinff fataL 


My grrandfather, (jeorge Wade, raised a company of sturdy men to teach the British tha 
Americans intended to have liberty. In 1882 I visited the old Wade home, on the banks of the 
Catawba river, and went to the old camping ground, where I found the old pot still hanging 
from the poles, and forded the river where he and his men had erected a log hut to protect 
themselves from British bullets when the British would try to cross. Some months after his 
company went to Virginia the British attempted to cross the ford. Our few men had gone out 
foraging, but had left thirty-five old guns in the house. Old Aunt Betsy Wade Brown and her 
sisters went in and fired the guns through the holes so furiously that the British retreated. 
Another one of the family, Sarah, swam the Catawba to let the Colonists know that Tarlton and 
his men were again there in force. 

My grandfather had a large fishery at the river at Wade's ford. 

I had for years the following letter, but Gen. Wade Hampton borrowed it from me: 
''Captain George Wade: 

Dear Friend — I am going to make an inventory of all my losses during the Revolution and 
DEMAND pay for the same, and want to present your bill at the same time. 


Capt. George Wade's reply was: "My country has gained her independence; that is'al 
that I desire. Your friend, GEORGE WADE. * * 

I glory in the patriotism of my ancestry. My uncle, Joe Wade, was a spy captured by the 
British and incarcerated in Camden, S. C. He released himself and a man named Franklin while 
the battle was raging. He was a man of indominable will and spirit. When the British guards 
carried him his meals, he invariably rattled the tune of Yankee Doodle on his chains to aniioy 
them. Mrs. Elliot in her History of the Revolution mentions these facts, and also that he was 
whipped by the British a thousand lashes. 

In 1882 1 was invited and escorted to the Fair at Wadesboro. I was introduced by Dr. 
Battle, Chancellor of the University, as "Miss Wade, the grand-daughter of Captain Wade and 
the adopted daughter of North Carolina." 

Moore County bears the name of my grandfather. He and his six brothers came to 
America and opened stores in New York, Savannah, Charleston and Columbia, S. C. My grand- 
mother was the widow of Swanson Lunsford, who was raised by the Lees. She built the first 
granite house in Columbia, with iron steps and railings. It is still standing. She was a high 
church Episcopalian, and was noted for her charity. She met Grandfather Moore when on one 
of her charity visits. A year afterward they were married. He ran boats from Charleston to 
the old site of Columbia at Granby. 

My grandfather, George Wade, was one of the incorporators of Columbia, and his sons 
were the first students of S. C. College. Grandmother Moore's husband, Swanson Lunsford, is 
buried in the old State Capitol yard in Columbia. His body lay in state there. He was a member 
of Lee's Legion in the Revolution There was no burying ground in Columbia at the time of his 
death save the potter's field, so the State laid him to rest in the Capitol yard. 



From the old Scotch family Bible we get the following: 

''Donald McDonald and Rebecca Middleton, his wife, were married in 1745. Their children 

"Donald McDonald, who fought in the Revolution and was a patriot. 

"Middleton McDonald, bom Nov. 5, 1746, and Elizabeth, his wife, were married March 7» 
1768. Middleton fought in the Revolution. 

"Mary McDonald, bom Jan. 15, 1748. She married George Wade, Nov. 18, 1760, and died 
Aug. 22, 1779. Geo. Wade was bom May 5, 1847, married the sister of Gov. John Taylor of South 
Carolina 2nd, and died Nov. 24, 1823. He was a captain in the Revolution. 

"William McDonald, bora Nov. 21, 1749, and married Charlotte Massey, daughter of William 
Massey and Elizabeth Reeves (or Rives) of Virginia, in 1769. He died after 1804. He belonged 
to the Light Horse Cavalry troop during the Revolution. 
*Sarah McDonald, bora Oct. 7, 1751. 

— 165 — 


''Esther and Eleanor McDonald, twins, were bom I^eb. 1, 1?58. Esther married John Wood- 
ward, of Revolutionary fame. 

*<Anne McDonald, bom Oct. 1, 1760." 
Donald McDonald came to America about 1720, and. settled on the Catawba river. 


*THOMAS HOLDEN WADE, b in 1767, m Rebecca Center. Issue: 

JUDGE WILLIAM CENTER WADE, b 1791, m Olivia Ratliff, who was b in 1796. 

Ann Elizabeth Wade, b Aug. 18, 1812. 

Absalom Wade, b Nov. 25, 1814. 

Elizabeth Wade, b Nov. 5, 1815. 

Francina Rosaltha Wade, b Sept. 18, 1821. 

Martha Lane Wade, b July 15, 1828. 

William Center Wade, b May 8, 1826. 

Olivia Ruffin Wade, b Oct. 7, 1828. 

Mary Lane Wade, b Sept 16, 1880. 

Joseph John Wade, b Jan. 15, 1832. 

Joseph John and Mary Lane, b Aug. 22, 1833. 


THOMAS HOLDEN WADE, b in Lancaster Co., S. C, m Rebecca Moore, May 8, 
1825. She was his first cousin. Issue: 

Rebecca T. Wade, m Dr. Martin Phillips, who was a professor in the 
University of Mississippi. No issue. 

Dr. Thomas H. Wade, mortally wounded at the battle of Chicamauga, 
Tenn. Unnuirried. 

Rozena Wade, d in Marion, N. C, after the Civil war. Unmarried. 

Michael Douglass Wade, living in North Carolina. No children. 

Mart Fleming Wade, m Miss Gage. Left a widow with two children; 
one died in infancy. She is a resident of Columbia, S. C. 

Adaline Wade, died in early girlhood. 

Jane C. Wade, m Mr. Corlew. Now living in Waco, Texas. 

George Wade, killed in battle in the Shenandoah Valley. 


''^DANIEL WADE, second child of Capt George and Mary McDonald Wade, was bon^ in 
1768, min Lancaster District, S. C, in 1807, to Jane Brown Ross, daughter of Captain 
Isaac Ross. (See page —.) In 1818 they moved from South Carolina to Mississippi. He 
d in Louisiana in 1820. Issue: 

LAWRENCE WADE, b July 8, 1806, d Jan. 26, 1879, m his cousin, Margaret Hannah 
Ross, Oct. 6, 1825. (See page 71.) She was b Feb. 16, 1810, d Sept. 23, 1868. 

Thomas Hold«n Wade was poasibly married twice, as reference la made to.hla wife. Amy TllUiurhas^ and cf hla 
wife. Rebecca Center. He m^ved from Lancaster. 3. C, to St. Mary's Pariah, La., and is buried tliere. 

**See note^ next page. 


Daniel Brown Wade» b Sept. 14, 1826, d Oct. 6, 1868. 
Martha Jane Wade, b Jan. 4, 1826, d Oct. 6, 1854, m Oct. 1, 1848) to Wm. 
C. Guest. Issue: 

Sarah Adelaid Guest, b July 25, 1849, d July 23, 1852. 
Elizabeth Adelaide Wade, b April '^, 1831, d Dec. 16, 1876, m tRobert C. 
Trimble, Feb. 2U 1850. Issue: 

Elizabeth Trimble, b April 27, 1851. 

Martha Jane Trimble, b April 5, 1853, d Sept. 28, 1901, m 
March 18, 1885, to Cicero Cogan. Issue: 

Maude Azalea Cogan, b Feb. 29, 1876, d Sept. 23» 
1905, m Jasper Luckett. Issue: 
Ada Lucile Cogan, b Oct. ^29, 1878, m Willingsby 

Hullom. He died. 
Earnest Trimble Cogan, b Oct. 7, 1880. 
Robert Wayne Cogan, b March 22, 1882, m Mary 

Compton, in 1903. 
Margaret Hellen Cogan, b Jan. 80, 1884, m Mr 

Martha Jane Cogan, b June 10, 1891, m Jasper 

Luckett, her brother-in-law. 
Sarah Ellen Cogan, b Jan. 22, 1893. 
Sarah A. Trimble, b Feb. 25, 1855, m Feb. 24, 1878, to Russ 
Dennis, Feb. 24, 1876. She d Sept. 6» 1900. Issue: 
Elizabeth Adelaide Dennis, b March 3, 1877, m 
Willis Godwin. Issue: 
Wayne Godwin. 
Willie Godwin. 
Thomas Russell Dennis, b Aug. 11, 1879. 
Curren Wade Dennis, b Nov., 1861, killed by 

Nita Jane Dennis, b June, 1881. Died. 
Leon Kinsman Dennis and 
Lona Ruth Dennis, twins, b Nov., 1890. 
Matilda Adelaide Trimble, b Sept. 20, 1857. 
Isaac Ross Wade, m Aug. 11, 1863, to Camelia Standard. Issue: 

Rhoda A. Wade, b Jan. 2, 1855, m 1st James Buckley, 2nd 
Arthur W. DDL 
Joseph Franklin Wade, b Aug. 24, 1833, d June 23, 1834. 
Alexander Wade, b May 24, 1835, d May 18, 1847. 
M. Agnes Wade, b Aug. 24, 1837. 
Isaac Eoss Wade, b Feb. 3, 1840, d Aug. 26, 1867. 
* Allison Ross Wade, b Jan. 2, 1842, m Aug. 21, 1861, to Ellen Cogan. She 

d Sept. 11, 1905. Issue: 

David C. Wade, b Sept. 20, 1865, m Mary G. Rollins, June 24, 
1896. Issue: 

^I>aiitel Wad« was the MD of Geocva Wade and Mary MeDonald, and, althouffha lad of 18.. went oat with hia 
fathar foUowiiw the fortonaa of Sumptar, and waa able to render him sreat eervice, after he was woanded at Kinff'a 
Mountain, by aiding him to escape Tarlton's m^ and by gnidingr him to the home of Mary McDonald Wade, where ho 
was noraad back to health. For this serrlee she was taken prisoner of war and her home burned. Danled Wade and 
family moved from Soath Carolina to MlBslssippi In the spring of 1818. They came by land in carriages, bocffiea and 
wasana—family. alavaa, household ffoodaand stock—to the Mississippi river to the nearest or at that time the most con- 
▼eoient landing place below the Tenneasee line. At that place Captain Isaac Ross and wife, Jane Allison Ross, met 
them la vehicle j. They ea ne f r j.u ta jir plantation. Prospect Hill. Mias. He had all hia slaves, stock, farming lmpl»> 
maaca and houaabold goods loaded on flat-boata on the Mississippi river and floated down to Rodney. Miss. From there 
overythloff eaoie to Prospect Hill. Daniel Wade and family came from that point on the Mississippi river by a traveled 
road, in company with his wife's parents^ to Proapect Hill, Mlaa., where they all atayed until he made the purchase of 
land fai Looisiaaa and moved thara. 

tA member of Hinds' Troop In the war of 1812. Author of Accomt of the Battle of New Orleaoa. found in Cia^ 
horiM'a Hlstovy of Mlsalsaippi. 


Son, b Nov. 16, 1899. 
Dela M. Wade, b April 13, 1867. 
Mary E. Wade, b March 27, 1869. 
Willie Jeff Wade, b May 18, 1870, killed accidentally, Jan., 

1905, m Willie Rollins, Jan. 3, 1897. Issue: 

Willie Jefferson Wade, b Oct 6, 1897. 

James Allison Wade, b Feb. 2, 1899, died. 

Lawrence Rollins Wade, b Feb. 23, 1901 

John Cogan Wade,, b July 28, 1903, died. 
Minnie A. Wade, b Nov. 22, 1872, m Annipias Killingsworth, 

Oct. 24, 1894. (See Killingsworth line.) 
A. Ross Wade, b AprU 26, 1866, m WUUe R. Wade, Jan. IS, 

1906. Issue: 

Stuart Dell Wade, b Sept. 30, 1906. 
Laura Ellen Wade, b June 6, 1908. 
Stanley Kurten Wade, b Feb. 9, 1910. 
Daniel Brown Wade, b Jan. 13, 1878, m Mar. 27, 1900, to Mary 
Costley. She d March 22, 1900. Issue: 
Marion Penn Wade and 
A child, twins, b Nov. 22, 1900. ChUd died. 
Helen Wade, b April 30, 1881, d April 24, 1883. 
BuUard G. Wade, b April 28, 1883. 
Sarah F. Wade, b Feb. 22, 1888, d Aug. 6, 1909. 
Lawrence Wade, b Jan. 28, 1845, d April 9, 1S91, m Dec. 28, 1869, to Kate 
Tubbs Issue: 

Claude L. Wade, b Dec. 3, 1870, m Julia Harmon, Dec. 6, 
1891. Issue: 

Ernest Franklin Wade, b Oct. 15, 1900, d July 
Margaret K. Wade, b Dec. 3, 1850, d June 3, 1852. 
Sarah Hellen Wade, b Oct. 13, 1852, d Feb. 16, 1904. 
WALTER WADE, b March 9, 1810, d July 12, 1862. m Dec. 1, 1841, to Martha Tayler 
Wade, his first cousin. She was b Nov. 14, 1813, d Jan. 27, 1848. Issue: 
James Taylor Wade, b Jan., 1843. 
Martha Rives Wade, b Nov. 24, 1844, m Dunbar B. Wade, her first 

cousin. (See his line for issue.) 
Sally Marshall Wade, b Oct. 23, 1846, m Wade Rives, in Lantaster, S. C. 
Infant son, b and d June 27, 1848. 
WALTER WADE m 2nd Mabello Chamberiain, widow, Dec 14, 1859. She was b 
March 16, 18l?G Issue: 

Walter Koss Wade, b May 26, 1861, m Jan. 8, 1890, to Jora Nesmith. Issue: 

Clara Nesmith Wade, b July 9, 1892. 
Robert Duncan Wade, b Dec. 15, 1862, d Dec. 25, 1907. 
•♦ADELAID WADE, b Dec, 1811, m April 15. 1836, to John Crowley Richardson. Issue: 
*Martha ioss Richardson, b Jan., 1840, d April 15, 1845. 
ttCabell Breckenridge Richardson, b 1840, m Mary Wade January, Dec. 6, 
1866. Issue: 

Mary Adelaid Richardson, b Sept. 14, 1867, m Nov. 27, 1889, 
to James Collins Cole. Issue: 

James Collins Cole, b May 2, 1898. 
John Richardson Cole, b Aug. 18, 1905. 
Wade Harrison Richardson, b March 22, 1869, m Mrs. Etta 

*Bumed to death in the old Wmda home. (See aoeount, psffo T2.) 
** Adopted by her aunt, Mrs. Thomas B .Reed, and edaeated at Bethlehem and in PennsylTanla. 
tt Writer of letter in Introdaetion to this Tolnme. 


Coleman Bean. Issue: 
Frank Richardson. 
Carrie Richardson. 
Ethel May Richardson. 
Oabell Breckenridge Richardson, b April 7, 1870, m Josie 
Deale Jackson. Issue: 

Mary Louise Richardson. 
Hazel Richardson. 
John Crowley Richardson, b Dec. 7, 1871, m Jan., 1899, to 

Anna Louise Montgomery, d March 11, 1899. 
Carrie Drucilla Richardson, b Aug. 20, 1873, d Nov. 2, 1875, 
m Clarence Wade. Issue: 
Marie Meter Wade. 
Philip January Richardson, b Aug. 20, 1875, d Nov. 2, 1907. 
tAdelaid Richardson, unmarried. 
MARTHA WADE, b Aug., 1818, d 1860, m Dr. Benjamin Farrar Young. Issue: 
Margaret Allison Young, b 1836, d 1875. Never married. 
Wade Ross Young, b 1842, d 1911, m in 1866 to Bertha Liddell. 
William Conner Young, b June 3, 1843, m March 14, 1865, to WUUe W- 
Evans. She was b Jan. 14, 1840, d 1883. Issue: 

Martha Margaret Young, b May 30, 1867, d June 20, 1879. 
Rebecca Tullis Young, b March 13, 1870, m March 18, 1891, to 
Alonzo S. Lewis. Issue: 

Willie Evans Lewis, b Aug. 12, 1892. 
Reeve Lewis, b March 27, 1894. 
Benj. Y. Lewis, b Nov. 26, 1902, d Aug. 11, 1903 
Bessie Young, b Nov. 15, 1872, m Sept. 8, 1891, to Robert Y. 
Newell. Issue: 

Jennie Yates Newell, b Aug. 19, 1892, d Oct. 9* 

William Young Newell, b July 3, 1894, d Nov. 13, 

Robert Yates Newell, b Nov. 27, 1898. 
Bessie Y. Newell, b Sept. 2, 1901. 
Rebecca Y. Newell, b April 16, 1904. 
Susie A. Young, b July 25, 1875, d Dec. 14, 1879. 
Isabelle M. Young, b Aug. 19, 1877, d May 21, 1906, m Oct. 
1, 1901, to E. Farrar Newell. Issue: 
Janie M. Newell, b July 22, 1902. 
Alberta Y. Newell, b May 25, 1905. 
William Conner Young, b Dec. 22, 1879, m Aug. 8, 1896, to 

Laura Annie Henderson. No issue. 
Willie Evans Young, b March 28, 1882, m Aug. 26, 1903, to 
James W. Whitaker. Issue: 

WUlie May Whitaker, b Nov. 30, 1906. 
Sallie George Whitaker, b May 3, 1909. 
Blanche LeSassier Young, b Jan. 1, 1885, d Nov. 5, 1888. 
Janie M. Young, b May 26, 1887, m Elliot D. Coleman. Issue: 
Janie B. Coleman, b Jan. 10, 1908. 
Elliot D. Coleman, b Feb. 23, 1910. 
^William Conner Young m 2nd to Alberta Bondurant, Nov. 26, 189L She 
d Aug. 4, 1895. Issue: 

Alberto McNair Young, b Oct 5, 1898, d Dec 8, 1898. 
May Bondurant Young, b Oct. 7, 1900. 
*Samuel Charles Young, b 1838, m Dec. 4, 1860, to Blanche LeSassier. 
She d in 1894. Issue: 

tMiM Addto BkhazdMB is an mnUiority on this bnmeh of tho family. 

Gharloa Youac and his brotfaar, WllUam Gonnar Yaaam, ware CirU war vatarana. 


Louis L. Young, b Oct. 19, 1866, d Oct 16, 1900, m to Fumie 
Smyth. Issue: 

Samuel Charles Young. 
Blanche Young. 

Benjamine Farrar Young, b Oct. 16, 1863, m Jan. 
25, 1888, to Catherine Whitney. No issue. 
Benjamine Farrar Young, b 1840, d 1843. 
**ISAAC ROSS WADE, b in Richland District, S. C. Feb. 7, 1814, m Catherine Dunbar, 
April 16» 1840, at Belmont, on Pine Ridge. Issue: 

Isaac Wade, b July 13, 1841, d at Oak Hill, Aug. 17, 1846. 
*Dunbar B. Wade, b March 18, 1843, d March 24, 1908, m Martha R. Wade, 
his first cousin. Issue: 

Walter Bisland Wade, b Feb. 1, 1867, m Nov. 29, 1893, to 
Sallie Stowers, daughter of Louis D Stowers. Issue: 
Martha Bisland Wade, b Sept. 18, 1894. 
Louis Dunbar Wade, b Dec. 6, ISK. 
Eula Maud Wade, b May 1, 1897. 
Walter Bisland Wade, b June 24, 1899. 
Charles Edward Wade, b March 17, 1900. 
Isaac Dunbar Wade and 
Mary Stowers Wade, twins, b May 13, 1902. 
Molly Stowers Wade, b Nov. 25, 1903. 
Battaille Darden Wade, b March 26, 1906. 
James Turner Wade, b Jan. 9, 1906. 
Sarah Wade and 

Elizabeth Wade, twins, b March 24, 1909. 
Margaret Ross Wade, b Aug. 2, 1910. 
Robert Emmett Wade, b Jan. 27, 1869, m July 20, 1910, to 

Carrie Olive Baldwin. 
Marshall Wade, b Jan. 8, 1S71, m June 14, 1906, to EsteDe 

Cogan McCoy. 
Charlotte Prisdlla Wade, b Aug. 6, 1873. 
Battaille Dunbar Wade, b Jan. 27, 1876, d Sept. 16, 1906. 
Sallie M. Wade, b Feb. 27, 1878. 
Catharine Dunbar Wade, b Feb. 27, 1888, m Dec. 80, 1906, to 

Wilson Ross. (See Ross line.) 
Richard Wade, died. 
Jack Ross Wade, b Jan. 9, 1881. 

tDaabar Bisland W«d« avrwA daring the war with Darden's Battenr, from Jeffanoa Oottnty, Mtoa. 

tHa waa Terr yovag whan tha war eommencad. but anlistad in tha Tanaaa. La., Cavalry during tha flrat yaar. 

*Daabar Bisland Wade waa adneatad at Jefferson Cjllese, near Natehas, and at Oakland Collaca. Froaa tha lattar 
inatltation ha reeiffnad whan In tha senior class to enlist in the Jefferson Artillery, and waa aasiffned to tha Amy of 
Tannaasaa. Ha sanrad throoirhoat tha war. save a faw months whan on furlough snffarinff trcm a woatndcd foot. Ba 
was alaetad sarroyor of Jaffarson County in 1878w and served thirty yaara. Ha was a consistent mambar of tha P ra sby - 
tarian church. 

^Jttdca Isaac R. Wade waa one of tha old-time Southern gentleman. Ha la prominently mantlonad in dalbama'a 
HIatory and in tha pablications of the Mississippi Historical Society. Hia dauirhtar. Mrs. Bogar Killing s wor t h, draa 
many beaatif ul ramiaiscencea of her devoted father It was a common practlea for him to land his slavaa to asalat 
naichbora wha for any reason ware behind in their crops, and to send servanta to wait on tha sick. 

"My father was simply tha executor, the only one of a number who qualified, and all ha recaivad waa hia faa^ 
whiah ahould have bean in good gold. But tha aetata had bean so impoverished paying legaeies and lawycra' feaa (ana 
faa to tha cdlabratad S. S. Prenfciss was $10. OM). chat he was glad to gat the Proapaet Hill phmtotlon. Ha had to appeal 
to tha eoarta for that and for protection for his family. He bought a few slaves after that, and my mother brofoght kfan 
a good number of very valuable alaves. He bought and sold land, and was a vary successful farmer in avary aaaaa of 
tha word. In my earliest recollection dear old Prospect HiU bloomed like a ros e really and truly a beautiful bona. 


Jadga 8. Charlaa Tonng and Hon. B. F. Tonng are prominent attomaya of St. Joaaph, La. 










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Catherine Adelaid Wade, b Nav. 13, 1844, m fidward Henry Newell, at 
Prospect HUl, Feb. 2, 1870. Issue: 

AdellQ Newell, b Jan. 15, 1871, m John Murdock. Issiie: 

Francis Louis Murdock. 
Edward Dunbar Newell, b Feb. 2, 1873, m Mary McVea. Issue: 
Marjorie Newell, b Jan. 16, 1900. 
Bert Newell, b Oct 9, 1901. 
Ross Wade Newell, b April 28, 1874, m Irene McMillan, Oct. 
28, 1902. Issue: 

Mary Kirk Newell, b Oct. 29. 1903. 
Irene McMillan Newell, b Feb. 4, 1905. 
Roslyn Wade Newell, b Jan. 15, 1907. 
Adele Murdock Newell, b April 12, 1908. 
Benjamine Young Newell, b Aug. 13, 1876. Unmarried. 
Allison Ross Newell, died in infancy. 
Adele Newell. 
Willie Dunbar Wade, b Sept 9, 1846, d Sept. 3, 1898. 
*Benjamine Young Wade, b May 16, 1848, m Feb. 1, 1869, to Cordelia Jane 
Garrett, dau of G. G. Garrett. She was b July 12, 1846. Issue: 
Eula Maude Wade, b Jan. 30, 18V0, d April 15» 1886. 
William Dunbar Wade, b Sept 9, 1871, d Sept 3, 1893. 
Benjamine Young Wade, b Dec. 27, 1874. 
Julius Gerard Wade, b Oct. 9, 1877. 
Ross Wade, b May 18, 1882, d Sept. 16, 1882. 
Allison Wade, b May 18, 1882— twins. 
Anna Garrett Wade, b Sept 29, 1883, m Jan. 22, 1911, to C. 
B. Godbold. 
Battaille Harrison Wade, m Dec. 20, 1882, to Carrie 0. Wade. Issue: 
John Tate Wade, b Feb. 7, 1885. 
Robert Dunbar Wade, b Aug. 2, 1886. 
Patrick Henry Wade, b June 11, 1889. 
Edward Guy Wade, b Dec. 16, 1891. 
Carrie Olivia Wade, b Jan., 1894. 
Battaille Harrison Wade. 
Thomas M. Wade, b Oct. 24, 1860, m Anna Magruder, Nov. 21, 1883. Issue: 
Thomas Magruder Wade, b June 16, 1889. 
WILSON WADE, son of Daniel Wade and Jane Brown Ross, b March 18, 1818, d Dec, 
1836, m Martha Jane Dunbar, dau of James Dunbar and Elizabeth Bisland, 
Feb. 4, 1836. She was b April 1, 1819, and d Sept. 15, 1892. Both are buried 
at Prospect Hill. Issue: 

Walter Wade, b Dec. 31, 1836. 
Girault Wade, b Dec. 17, 1838. 
James Dunbar Wade, b Dec. 8, 1840. 
Mary B. Wade, b April 3, 1842. 
Jane Ross Wade, b Jan. 10, 1844, d Dec. 26, 1893. 
Anna Garrett Wade, b Jan. 10, 1846, m Dec. 18, 1872, to JE. T. Compton. 

Son, b Oct. 27, 1872, d in infancy. 

Anoita Bertha Compton, b Sept. 20, 1874, m J. D. Mathy, 
April 17, 1901. Issue: 

Mn. CathOTliM Wad« Naw«ll. the ttldast child of JiuU« Ummc B. Wade and hie wifew Catherine Daabar. thiooah 
the death of her mother, wae left with the care of her younger sietere and brothere. to whoin ahe catcher beat attentlMi 
aad devotioo as long as ahe was needed. She wae edaeated in the best echooia of the eovntry end lived the Ufo id m 
devoted Chriatlan, doing her datj bj all that came within the precinct of her home. 

**V?fftnrftT»r A was formed of William Terger's company K. as it had too many men at the time of dhlsioB. I was 
liyeaiaand 4 months oJd when leallated, Only senred eight months. Suzxendered abont April 12, ISttb at GalaeBvUle, 
Ah. B. Y. WADB." 


Albert D. Mathy, b March 2&, lftX2, died. 
J. D. Mathy, Feb. 23, 1906. 
Thomas Swann Compton, b Sept. 4, 1876, d Sept. 4, 1876. 
Martha Dunbar Compton, b June 9» 1878. 
Jennie McK. Compton, b June 2, 1881, m Eugene Enochs, 

Sept. 14, 1904. 
Mary Edna Compton, b May 31, 188S, m Wayne Edgar, March 

9, 1904. 
Anna Laura Compton, b Nov. 3, 1887. 
Alberta Young Compton, b Nov. 9, 1880^ d June 9, 1891. 
Martha Young Wade, b Dec. 13, 1847, m Feb. 26, 1889, to Albert L. Dor- 

sey. No issue. 
Robert Dunbar Wade, b Aug. 11, 1860. 

Laura J. Wade, b Oct. 18, 1852; m Feb. 16, 1879, to Wm. E. Rosa. Issue: 
Helen Perinne Ross, b Dec. 12, 1879, d Dec. 29, 1887* 
John Burch Ross, b June 6, 1881. 
Wilson W. Ross, b June 21, 1883. 
Percy Jeff Ross, b April 19, 1886. 
Laura J. Wade Ross m 2nd, June 23, 1893, to M. B. Horton. She died 

Nov. 11, 1893. 
Addie Richardson Wade, b April 26, 1856. m Nov. 19, 1889, to R. O. Dav- 
idson. Issue: 

Martha Annie Davidson, b Aug. 26, 1890. 
Sidney Ira Davidson, b Aug. 30, 1891. 
Orin Roberta Davidson, b Jan. 18, 1898. 
Berthal Randall Davidson, b Oct. 15, 1895. 
Laura Josephine Davidson, b June, 1899. 
Wilson Walter Wade, b March 29, 1858. 


REBECCA WADE, dau of Capt. George Wade and Mary McDonald Wade, was b in Colum- 
bia, S. C, May 1^ 1778, and d Nov. 4, 1851. She 1st m *Capt. Swanson Lunsford, of Peters- 
burg, Va., Sept 13, 1797. He d in August, 1799. Issue: 

MARY LETHERED LUNSFORD, b Aug. 14, 1817, m to Dr. John Douglass. Issue: 
Swanson Lunsford Douglass, b in July, 1824, died in infancy. 
Dr. John Lunsford Douglass, b Dec. 25, 1825, d Dec. 4, 1866. 
Sarah Rebecca Douglass, b Sept. 1, 1827, d June 21, 1910, m Dr. James 
Cloud Hicklin. Issue: 

Mary Lethered Hicklin, b in 1848, m Dr. Robert Hall. Issue: 
Lizzie Hall, m Rev. Richard Thomas Gillespie. 
Issue: • 

Richard Thomas (Hllespie. 
Robert Hall Gillespie. 
Major James Hall, unmarried. 
Roberta Wade Hall, m Louis Williamson. Issue: 
Louis Williamson. 
Robert Hall Williamson. 
Annie Lou Hall, m Dr. William Sims. Issue: 
Mary Sims. 
Sarah Jane Hicklin, m J. E. Craig. Issue: 

James Craig, m Nettie Moore. Issue: 
Thomas Moore. 
Jean Moore. 
Swanson Lunsford Craig. 
Dr. Sylvester Douglass Craig, of North Carotifia. 

*Capt. Swanaon Lunsford was also of Revolutionary fame. He was a native of Patanbors, Va., aarvias aniUr 
Gan. Lea (Li^ht Horaa Harry.) 


Alexander Bell Craig. 

John Ed Craig. 

Willie Lyles Craig. 

Emelyn Craig, missionary Presbyterian Church 

in Cuba. 
Mary Rebecca Craig. 
Susan Craig. 
Sarah Craig. 
Susan Wade Hicklin, m John Craig. Issue: 
Two children, died in infancy. 
Dr. Lawrence R. Craig. 
Edward Craig, lawyer, Columbia, S. C. 
Eli Robert Craig. 
John Craig. 
Wade Douglass Craig. 
Neville Craig. 
Zachariah Craig. 
Johnny Lee Craig. 
Mary Craig. 
Emelyn Craig. 
Frances Elizabeth Hicklin, m William Miller. Lives in Rich- 
mond, Va. Issue: 

Mable Lynwood Miller. 
Lizzie Miller. 
Roberta Miller. 
Neely Miller and 
James Cloud Miller, twins. 
William Berry Miller. 
Tommie Jessie Hicklin, m P. L. Langford. Issue: 
Annie Lee Langford. 
Rebecca Langford. 
Louie Langford. 
P. L. Langford. 
Babe Langford 
Emmie Walter Hicklin, twin of Tommie Jessie, m James E. 
Douglass. Issue: 

Alexander Douglass. 
Jessie Bell Douglass. 
Jane Douglass. 
John Leighton Douglass. 
Rebecca Isabel Hicklin, m Byers Douglass. Issue: 
Byers Douglass. 
Davis Douglass. ' 
Zack Douglass. 
Colvin Douglass. 
Baby Douglass. 
Elizabeth Fleming Douglass, b Feb. 15, 1829, m to Eli Hart Harrison, 
Nov. 26, .1844, d May 7, 1901. Issue: 

John Douglass Harrison, b Jan. 22, 1846, m Sallie Dikin, 
March, 1867. Issue: 

William Dikin Harnson, b 1868, m C. Dikin. 

Mary Harrison, m Mr. Ferguson. 

One child. 
Mary Lunsford Harrison, m John Jones. Issue: 
Marie Jones. 
Sallie Jones. 


Thomas Jones. 
Two other children. 
Viola Porcher Harrison, m Wm. Kennedy. Issue: 
Sallie Kennedy. 
Susan Kennedy. 
Annie Harrison, m John Macearchem. Issue: 
Several children. 
Dr. Eli Hart Harrison, b Feb. 22, 1848, m Bettie Adams, d 
several years ago. Issue : 
Louise Harrison. 

Rose Harrison, m Dr. Eli Hart Harrison. 
Bessie Harrison. 
David B. Harrison, married. 
John Douglass Harrison. 
Robert Wade Harrison. 
Eli Hart Harrison. 
David Thomas Harrison, b Sept., 1856, m Miss Rochelle. 

Two daughters. 
Lawrence Sylvester Harrison, b 1858, m Minnie Bell. Issue: 
Louise Harrison. 
Lawrence Harrison. 
Robert Wade Harrison, b 1863, married and died. Issue: 

Two children. 
Lucy Reeves Harrison, b Dec, 1855, m Dec, 1872, to Samuel 
Dikin. Issue: 

Eli H. Dikin. 
Elizabeth Fleming Dikin. 
Eugene Dikin. 
Edna Dikin. 
Mac^ Douglass Dikin. 
John Lee Dikin. 
Rebecca Lethered Harrison, b 1862, m 1886, to Robert B. 
Lewis. Issue: 

Robert B. Lewis, m Dec 14, 1911, to Ruth 

Elizabeth Lethered Lewis. 
Francis Reeves Lewis. 
Marguerite Lewis. 
B. Elmer Lewis. 
Edgar Lewis. 
Dr. Swanson Wade Douglass, b July 20, 1831, d Sept. 26, 1864, m May 3, 

1854, to Susan C. Hemphill. No issue. 
Mary Lethered Douglass, b May 5, 1833, d Oct., 1900, m W, H. H. 

Moores, Sr. 
Martha Adaline Douglass, b March 4, 1835, d April 13, 1845. 
Dr. Lawrence Sylvester Douglass, b May 29, 1837, d Sept., 1897. 
Dr. Thomas James Holden Douglass, b May 11, 1839, d Jan. 19, 1900, m 
Lilly Mobley. Issue: 

Seven children, all of whom died in infancy. 
♦♦Francis Petrena Porcher Douglass, b Dec. 9, 1841, m May 11, 1866, to 
William Turner Thorn. He was b May 24, 1840, and d Jan. 12, 
1879. Issue: 

Mary Lunsford Thorn, b April 7, 1867, m June 19, 1888, to W. 
H. H. Moores, Jr. (See Moores chapter.) 

**M ris. Thorn resides at the ancestral home, Mons Ascalapius, near Blackatock. S. C. She ia, like the other membeni 
of this family, well educated and thoroufifhly posted on the niany important issuea of the times. She has a fine memory, 
and has furnbhed the above records. 


Martha McC. Thorn, b Jan. 13, 1869, d Nov. 19, 189g. 
Adaline Elizabeth Thorn, b Aug. 23, 1870, d June 14, 1911. 
Susan Rebecca Thorn, b Sept. 22, 1872, a teacher. 
Frances Douglass Thorn, b March 12, 1874, m Dr. James 
Adams Hayne. Issue: 

Theodore Brevard Hayne, b Aug. 7, 1838. 

Frances Douglass Thorn Hayne, b Dec. 27, 1900. 

Zillah Adams Hayne, b Oct. 5, 1902. 

Mary Lunsford Hayne, b Nov. 2, 1904. 

Isaac Hayne, b Dec. 12, 1906. 

Susan Wilhemina Hayne, b June 21, 1908. 

James Adams Hayne, b Aug. 12, 1910. 
Rosa Lethered Thorn, b Oct. 13, 1877, d Oct. 16, 1867. 

REBECCA WADE LUNSFORD MOORE m 2nd to Michael Moore, on May 26, 1803. Issue: 
JOHN MOORE, m Nov. 13, 1832, to Mary Ann Carter. She and an infant both died 
soon after its birth. He then m, on May 25, 1836, to Jane Stewart. Issue: 

Capt. John Michael Moore, killed in battle before Richmond, 1862. Un-m. 
Sarah Elizabeth Moore, m Prof. W. Banks Thompson. Issue : 
Jane Thompson, m Mr. Patrick. Issue : 
Sarah Patrick. 
William Banks Patrick. 
Michael Patrick. 
Thomas Patrick. 
Mary Jane Patrick. 
Mary Thompson, m Joe C. McLure, a lawyer in Chester, S. 
C. Issue: 

Elizabeth McLure. 
Mary McLure. 
Maud McLure. 
Michael Thompson, died in young manhood. 
Robert Stewart Thompson, died in young manhood. 
SARAH ADALINE MOORE, b April 7, 1807, m Sept. 15, 1828, to Geo. W. Hill. 
She d prior to the Civil war. She had eleven children, all of whom pre- 
ceded her to the grave but two. Issue: 

Adaline Hill, m Mr. McGowan. Issue: 

Lizzie McGowan, died. 
Luella Hill, m Mr. Groves, of Mobile, Ala. 
•DR. THOMAS WADE MOORE, m 1st to Sarah Dabney Chisholm, in 1834, 2nd to 
Marian'McDonald, of New York, about 1851-52. Issue by 1st marriage: 
Thomas W. Moore, killed in the Civil war in battle. Un-m. 
•♦Mary Rebecca Moore, m Wm. H. Hardin, of Chester, S. C. She d 1911. 
He d soon after. Issue: 

Sallie D. Hardin, m J. C. James; both dead. Issue : 

William Hardin James. 

Josephine A. James. 

Rebecca Capers James. 
Edmund Henry Hardin, m his cousin, Nancy Brice. Issue: 

Rebecca Moore Hardin. 

Nancy B. Hardin. 

**iin, Rebecca Moore Hardin died in 1911, in her 76th year, in Chester, S. C. She was one of Chester's roost excel- 
lent women, a kind and thoughtful friend and neighbor, and an affectionate wife and mother. She was born and reared 
In the Fishinff Greek eaction. She and her hoaband celebrated their golden wedding anniversary several years ago. 

*Dr. Thomas Wade Moore, one of the signers of the Ordinance of Secession, was born in Chester County, South 
OaroUna, in 1809. His father, John Michael Moore, emigrated from Ireland after the Revolutionary war. He was 
educated for the ministry, but changed his plans and came to America and settled in Columbia, S. C. Dr. Moore was a 
man of broad enltare, and wielded much influence in his neighborhood. He occupied a seat in the Legislature and was a 
member of the Secession ConTention. During the war he rendered faithful service as District Funding Treasurer. He 
died in 1871. His son. Thomas Wade Moore, Jr.. gave his life to the cause Qt the Confederacy. 


Annie Hardin, unmarried. 

Bessie Hardin, m her cousin, John Briee. He died. Issue: 

Nancy Boyce Brice. 

Thomas H. Brice. 

John W. Brice. 

Susannah Moore, m Madison Ross. No issue. 

Lydia Moore, m Madison Ross after the death of her sister. Issue: 

Thomas Ross. 

Madison Ross. 

Marion Ross. 
Sarah Moore, m Mr. Hencaide, of Florida. She died. Issue: 

Several children. 
Mary Ellen Moore, m Mr. King, of Florida. She died. 
*Fanny C. Moore, unmarried. 
Ida Moore, unmarried. 
John Moore, d a few years ago in Alabama. 
Marian Moore, m Mr. Larvis, of South Carolina. Issue: 

A large family. 
EMELINE MOORE, m Dr. Walter Brice. Issue: 

Capt. Michael Jones Brice, killed in Civil war. 

John Moore Brice, killed in battle. 

Walter Scott Brice, d in Richmond from fever. Married. No issue. 

David Lunsford Brice, killed by falling tree after the war. 

Wade Brice, m 2nd Matilda Watson. Issue: 

Wade Brice, married and has children. 
Richard Watson Brice, m Miss Mobley. Issue: 

Several children. 


''Lost my mother when 15 months old. Was taken by my aunt (Mrs. Esther Macdonald 
Woodward), who was a mother to the motherless. She kept me till my father married a^in 
(Capt. Geo. Wade's second wife, Mrs. Martha Taylor Wade) , which was over six years. Was 
raised by a step-mother who was kind and good to me. I married in my 19th year to (Capt.) 
Swanson Luni^ford, a Virginian, native of Petersburg. He lived one year and eleven months 
after marriage, and left a child a year old, who is now Mrs. Douglass (Dr. John and Mary Leth- 
ered Lunsford Douglass, my parents. ) My father's doors were opened to me and my fatherless 
child, and my mother was a mother indeed to the widow and fatherless. I stayed with them 
while a widow, which was nearly four years. I married Michael Moore (Major.) We had six 
children, but one the Lord took to Himself when he was only 10 weeks old. My husband lived 
nearly fifteen years after we were married. I was again left a widow, with five children, the 
oldest not 14 years old, and now they are all fathers and mothers. 0, Lord! When I look back 
and see Thy upholding hand to one of the poorest of Thy creatures, the many trials and diffi- 
culties I have been brought through, I must say, my suffering was all of the Lord and not of 
myself. O, Lordl With lasting gratitude on my poor heart for the many benefits and blessings 
I receive from Thy all-bountiful hand. 0, for the spirit of praise." 

The words in parentheses in this quotation from my grandmother's diary are mine, not 
just written as she has it This diary is full of interesting matter to me-~letters to her family, 
texts of sermons, ministers mentioned, who preached to them, leading texts given, and how the 
minister tried to impress upon the hearts of his hearers' these truths, and gave hymns, songs, 
etc., at these services. Gives many daily meditations and prayers, prayers so fervently for her 
children and servants, and begs God's guidance in ruling all. Each day's writing ends in praise 
and thanksgiving to God, the Giver of all good. 

My grandmother was a consistent member of the M. E. church. She and her last husband 
lie side by side in the old M. E. cemetery at Winnsboro, S. C. My grandfather, her first husband, 
Capt Swanson Lunsford, is buried in our State Capitol grounds in Columbia. He then owned 

^Fkany GL Moora htm doac m spe—t work in rearing her motherlesB relativaB. 


that part of the grounds. His g^rave was put there in 1799, and years afterward a tombstone 
and substantial iron railing was placed there by my parents, Dr. John and Mary L. Lunsford 
Douglass. This lonely grave on our Capitol grounds, withstanding the devastation of Sherman's 
raids, attracts unbounded attention. It was a sacred spot to my mother, and she impressed the 
same deep feeling on her children. 

I think I wrote you I had one of my great-grandfather's silver knee buckles (Capt. George 
Wade.) My mother also had her father's iCapt. Swanson Lunsford's) sword, used in the Revo- 
lution, but it has disappeared. I have one of the silver lapels from his coat. 



MARY WADE, was b in South Carolina, and died April 29, 1836, m David Fleming. Issue: 
JAMES FLEMING, m Sarah Boatwright, of Columbia, S. C. Issue: 

Malvina Fleming, m Marcus Brown and reared a family. One of their 
children was: 

James Fleming Brown, m and had issue, of which 

Eleanor Scurry Brown is one. 
Elizabeth Fleming, m Hugh McMerster. Issue: 

Several children. 
James Fleming, Jr., m and had children. 
Dr. Edwin C. Fleming, m ond left children. 
*Capt. David Fleming, died. No issue. 
tRobert Gi-een Fleming, m and had a large family, 
t Donald Fleming, m and had issue: 
§ELIZABETH FLEMING, m Dr. Robert Green, of Columbia, S. C. 


**GEORGE WADE, Jr., b in 1770, d 1853, in South Carolina, m Miss Mary McDonald. 
BETSY DeMOSS WADE, b March 29, 1791. 
MALERY WADE, b Jan. 10, 1793. 
REBECCA WADE, b Dec. 12, 1795. 
MARTHA WADE, b Sept. 12, 1797. 
GEORGE WADE, b March 12, 1801. 
MIDDLETON WADE, b Dec. 27, 1803. 
THOMAS WADE, b Feb. 5, 1806. 
TALLIE WADE, b April 24, 1808. 
DANIEL WADE, b July 30, 1810. 

GEORGE WADE married 2nd to Martha Taylor Center, sister of Gov. Taylor 
and widow of Major Nathan Center. Issue: 

JAMES TAYLOR WADE, b Nov. 27, 1786, m his cousin, Martha Rives. Issue: 

**DR. PATRICK WADE, m Miss Darden, of Mississippi. Issue: 

James Darden Wade, b Nov. 7, 1858. 

Carrie Olivia Wade, b July 21, 1861, m her cousin, Dunbar Bisland Wade- 

(See his line.) 

**Or. Patrick Hraxy Wad* was born in Biehlamd District. South Carolina, on Jone 28, 1828. He was educated in the 
Male Academy in Colombia. S. C. and ffradoated in medicine in the Gharlaeton Medical CoUege^ in lS4a. In 1851 he came 
Mississippi and settled in the Rod Lick neighborhood, where he practiced medicine till the time of his death. June 22* 
190J. In 1857 he married Martha Oarden, daushter of the late Jease Harper Darden, of Jefferson Coonty, Miss. 

*Captain David Fleming was killed bj the blow-up of Peteraburs, Va.. darins the Ciril war. at the beclnninff of 
which he was an officer in the U. S. army. 

tWas a distinsQished railroad olBciaL 

tDonald Flamfaic was killed by a falling wall in his store after the CItU war. 

SDied withoat heira, leavins a larse fortune. 

**Tlie above family was reared in South Carolina. 


Blount Stuart Wade, b May 24, 1863. 

Mattie Dunbar Wade, b Jan. 10, 1865. 

Ernest Barnes Wade, b Nov. 26,^1868. 

Jessie Blanche Wade, b March 24, 1870. 

Helen Ross Wade, b Dec. 10, 1873. 
GEORGE TIMOTHY WADE, m 1st his cousin, Anna Bookter, 2nd to Miss Perry. 

Several children by the 2nd marriage. 
JOHN RIVES WADE, m Miss Julia Stuart, of Mississippi. 

MARTHA WADE, m her cousin. Dr. Walter Wade, of Mississippi. (See his line.) 
tt AGNES WADE, never married. 


SARAH WADE, b Sept. 26, 1776, m Dr. Joshua Prout, Oct. 13, 1787. She d Jan. 1, 1819 

Hiram Augustus Prout. 
Holden Wade Prout. 
Patric Prout. 
Lydia Prout. 
Mary Prout. 

Jane Wade Prout, b in Anson Co., N. C, May 4, 1789, m Feb. 4, 1804, to Capt. Robert 
Coman. She d Jan. 1, 1816. Issue: 

Margaret Williamson Coman, m Judge Matthew Brickell, of Huntsville, 
Ala. Issue: 

Robert Coman Brickell. 
Richard Benjamine Brickell. 
Eliza Morgan Brickell, d 1911, aged 81. 
WilUam Brickell. 
Louisa Brickell (called Kitty.) 
James Matthew Coman, m Elizabeth Mason. Issue: 

Mary Coman, m Gov. John M. Stone, of Miss. 
Lost two children. 
Queenie Coman, m Jake Alexander. 
James Coman. 
Lucile Coman. 

John M. Coman, m 1st to Miss Groesbeck, 2nd to Lula 
Harrington. Issue by 1st marrage: 

James G. Coman, m Miss Tillman. 

Celia Coman. 
James Coman, m Miss Oates. Issue: 

Six children. 
Sallie Coman, d 1911. 
Rebecca Coman. 

Sarah Jane Coman, m John McMeachan. Issue: 

Robert McMeachan, m Ella Bean. Issue: 

Robert Marshall McMeachan. 

Erin McMeachan. 

Will McMeachan, m Linnie W. Bridges. Issue: 

Linnie Bridges. 

Joshua Prout Coman, b April 4, 1912, m August 26, 1835, to Jane Heland 

Lindley. Issue: 

James Lindley Coman, b July 14, 1836, d Dec. 2, 

1885, m Frances Jane Malone, July 18, 

1860. Issue: 

Louise Emmet Coman, m W. W. Beck, 

of Seattle, Wash. Issue: 

ttMiss Asnea Wade was authority on the history of the Wade family. 


Broussais Coman Beck. 

Dillard Beck. 

One dead. 
Broussais Coman, m Boyd Baker. 

James Lindley Coman. 
James Lindley Coman. 
Frances Fawn Coman, m H. H. Clay- 
ton. Issue: 

Lawrence Clayton. 

Frances Clayton. 

Lindley Clayton. 
Robert Brickell Coman. 
Louise Coman, m William Mason. Issue: 

Ola Mason, m Dr. S. B Spickard. 

Evelyn G. Spickard. 
Louisa Ann Coman, m Samuel DeWoody. Issue: 

Marion Eugenia DeWoody, m John M. Nelson. 
John M. DeWoody. 
Sarah DeWoody, m Emmet Reno. 
Louisa A. DeWoody. 

James Coman DeWoody, killed in Civil war. 
Samuel N. DeWoody, m Laura Moore. Issue : 
Betty DeWoody, m C. J. Petty. Issue: 
Laura Nell Petty. 
Charles Petty. 
Linnie Lyle DeWoody, m T. B. Lyle. Issue: 
Tom Brown Lyle. 
DeWoody Lyle. 
Richard L. Lyle. 
Elizabeth Lyle. 
Marshall Stone Lyle. 
Children of Mary Lou DeWoody and J. B. Williams: 

Laura E. Williams. 
Louise Williams. 
Sammie DeWoody^ 
Laura DeWoody, died. 
William L. DeWoody, m Mary Sorrells. Issue: 

Marion Louise DeWoody, m C. W. Pettigrew. 

C. W. Pettigrew. 
Rebecca DeWoody, m Earl W. Phillips. 

William W. Phillips, b 1902. 
Earl T. Phillips, b 1904. 
Robert E. Phillips, b ]\i06. 
Martha Alma DeWoody, m Newton E. Bright- 
Emma Virginia DeWoody. 
Florence A. DeWoody. 
T. Sorrells DeWoody. 
William L. DeWoody. 
Margaret Coman DeWoody. 



The Killingsworth family were probably of English descent Members of 
the family were found in New Jersey during the early history of this State. 
The name is found in a variety of forms, Keilingsworth being one, though 
Kielinsworth and Killingsworth are the most common. 

This family are first recorded, as far as we have record, by the brothers, 
John, Jesse and Jacob, who lived in South Carolina in 1792, as ^hown by the 
United States census of that date. These brothers lived in Richland Distiict, 
near Camden, or in what was termed the Camden District. 

John Killingsworth had in his family one male over 16, one male under 16 
and four females. He was a Revolutionary soldier, and his family lived near 
his brother Jacob and in the same neighborhood with Robert Hill, the father of 
John Hill, who married the daughter of Jacob Killingsworth, 

Jesse Killingsworth had in his family, at the time the census of 1792 was 
taken, one male over 16 years of age, one male under 16 and four females. He 
was also in the Revolutionary war. 

Jacob Killingsworth, the founder of the family that we devote this sketch 
to, had in his family two males over 16, four udder 16 and six females. Of 
his family we have record only of one son and one daughter. Nothing of his 
early life, the name of his wife, or other, facts, come to us. His children were: 
SARAH KILLINGSWORTH, who married John Hill (see his line for record. ) 
A DAUGHTER, who m Mr. Crockett. 

In South Carolina there were Killinsworth facnilies. and in North Carolina a number of Killingsworth families. 
We have no record of the relation these fanailies bore each other. One of the characteristica that have come down 
through bath the families of Noel and Sarah Killinflrsworth is the beautiful auburn hair, blue eyes and fair akin that 
preia ninatea am mz the descendants. On one occasion the writer was introduced to a Mr. Killinffaworth, and DOticins 
his hair, which was of a arolden, auburn color, remarked, "You are a cousin of mine." Mr. Killingsworth was somewhat 
■urprised, but was told that the color of his hair was a family characteristic. 

*Anon Killingsworth visited his uncle. Jesse Killingsworth, in South Carolina. Jesse Killingsworth was a very 
precise, particular man. His premises were kept in beautiful order. This characteristic is stronff with the Killinnrs- 
worth family. 



NOEL KILLINGSWORTH, son of Jacob Killingsworth, of South Carolina, b in 1778, m 
*Jane Scott, dau of Jane and Elizabeth Scott. He d July 3, 1831. She was b in 1792; d in 
1857. He was the brother of Sarah Killingsworth, who m John Hill. Issue: 

JANON WASHINGTON KILLINGSWORTH, b Feb. 18, 18U, d May, 1882, m Amelia 
Malinda Brashear, dau of Turner Belt and Catherine Brashear. Issue: 
Uncas B. Killingsworth, b May 28, 1838, d Sept. 24, 1840. 
Katherine N. KUlingsworth, b May 28, 1840, d Sept. 25, 1871, m Benijah 
S. Ellis, Nov. 12, 1860. Issue: 

Estelle Ellis, b March 18, 1862, d Sept. 23, 1863. 
tScott Killingsworth Ellis, b Feb. 27, 1864, married. Issue: 
Laura Katherine E[lis, b Jan. 21, 1894. 
Alice Vivian Ellis, b May 3, 1895. 
Leslie Fern Ellis, b Apr. 21, 1899, d July 31, 1899. 
tR. S. Ellis, b June 16, 1867, m 1st to Sarah S. Harris, who 
lived about nine months, and m 2nd to Mary E. Rich- 
mond. Issue: 
R. S. Ellis. 
Estell Ellis. 
Anon Ellis. 
Ernestine EUis. 
Balmayne Mary Ellis. 
Noel Scott Killingsworth, b Aug. 5, 1843, d at Bowling Green, Ky., Jan. 
28, 1862, in the service of the Confederacy. 
WILLIAM KILLINGSWORTH, d while an infant. 
JOEL KILLINGSWORTH, died while an infant. 

MARY E. KILUNGSWORTH, b Aug. 21, 1817, m T. J. Grafton. He was b in 1831 
and d in 1853. She d Jan. 19, 1847. Issue: 

**Sarah E. Grafton, b 1843, m Chas. B. McClaskey. He d in 1896. Issue: 

Charles McClaskey. 
Newell McClaskey. 
Thomas McClaskey. 
Hewitt McClaskey. 
Eddie McClaskey. 
Beulah McClaskey. 
Bessie McClaskey. 
CATHERINE E. KILLINGSWORTH, b Oct. 23, 1822, d Aug. 25, 1886, m Richard 
Scott, son of Isaac Scott. Issue: 

Richard Killingsworth Scott, b Dec. 11, 1848, d Jan. 26, 1883. 
gKate Scott, b July 17, 1851, m W. P. Darden, son of Geo. Darden. Issue: 
Elaine Darden, b Feb. 14, 1885. d March 8, 1902. 
Katsie Darden, b April 10, 1886. 
Willie Darden, b June 23, 1887, m Nov. 16, 1910, to Dr. C. 

W. Patterson. 
Scott Darden, b Feb. 16, 1894. 
Jane Ruth Scott, b April 20, 185&, d Oct. 23, 1865. 

V«n« Seott wn» probftblj bom in Seotbuid. She spoke the Bnfflish hmffnaffe with « very decided Scotch accent. 
\ Both Mr. and Hnt Noel KilHnseworth are buried in Jefferson County* where they lived and reared their families and 
where many of tlieir descendants now live. The old Killingsworth home is standing about two miles from Bed Lick. 

**]f ra. Sarah Grafton and her family reside at Bkxmfield. Ky. 

tThe EUis brothers live at Lormaa. Miss. It was my pleasure to meet Mr. Scott EUis recently, and have from him 
the records of his father's family. 

Stf r. and Mis. W. P. Darden live near Bed Lick. Miss. Thehr beautiful daughter, Katsie. is with them. Willie is 
Uviag at Boeedak. Miss., where her husband is a prominent physician. 

ISm iMt6» page 189. 


ANAPIAS KILLINGSWORTH, b Dec. 30, 1820, m Matilda Trimble, Dec. 11, 1850. 
She was b March 7, 1830, and d Nov. 1, 1867. He d May 30, 1876. Issue: 

tAnon Ross Killingsworth, b Jan. 23, 1852, m Hel^n Perrine Ross, dau of 

John I. W. Ross and Hellen P. Beatty. No issue. 
Rodger Trimble Killingsworth, m **Jennie Wade, dau of Judge Isaac 
Ross Wade and Katherine Dunbar. (See page 170.) Issue: 
Benj. Young Killings worth. 
Catherine Dunbar Killingsworth. 
Ross Wade Killingsworth. 
Rodger Trimble Killingsworth. 
Matilda Killingsworth. 
William Bisland Killingsworth. 
Sallie Killingsworth,. m Jesse Darden, Jr. Issue: 
Stella Darden. 
Arthur Darden. 
Anon Darden. 
Jennie Varden. 
Martha Darden. 
Jennie Killingsworth, m Seaborn Ross, son of John I. W. Ross, April 26» 

1888. (For issue, see page — .) 
Matilda Jane Killingsworth, b Feb. 3, 1856. 
James C. Killingsworth, b June 24, 1868. 
Noel Killingsworth, b Jan. 4, 1860, m Edith Hall. Issue: 
Vivien Killingsworth. 
Louise Killingsworth. 
Mathilde Killingsworth. 
William W. KUlingsworth, b Aug. 21, 1861, d Oct. 24, 1865. 
Scott Killingsworth, b Dec. 28, 1862, m Mattie D. Wade, dau of Dr. P. H. 

Wade. He d March 2, 1908. 
Kate Killingsworth, b Nov. 26, 1863, m James Wade, son of Dr. P. H. 
Wade, Dec. 1, 1887. Issue: 

Zula Wade, b Oct. 24, 1888. 
Willie Wade (dau), b Oct. 29, 18^9. 
James D. Wade, b July 12, 1893, 
Beulah Killingsworth, b Aug. 16, 1866. 

Anapias Killingsworth, b Sept. 1, 1868, m Minnie Wade, Oct. 22, 1894. 
She was b Oct. 22, 1872. Issue: 

Anapias Killingsworth, b Oct. 22, 1895. 
Nina Rebecca Killingsworth, b Feb. 9, 1897. 
Minnie Aurelia Killingsworth, b April 28, 1898. 
Sarah Elizabeth Killingsworth, b Feb. 7, 1900. 
Anon Ross Killingsworth, b Aug. 18, 1901. 
Allison Wade Killingsworth, b March 26, 1903. 
Ellen Idella Killingsworth, b Nov. 29, 1905. 
Rosa Cogan Killingsworth, b May 13, 1909. 
Lula Killingsworth, b Oct. 15, 1870. 
Anita Killingsworth, b Aug. 16, 1872. 

Uncas Killingsworth, b June 25, 1876, m Oct. 30, 1901, to Lola Crosby. 

Uncas Killingsworth. 
SARAH KILLINGSWORTH, m Hamden Jordan McKey, son of Daniel and Rosa 
Harris McKey. (Sse McKee chapter,) 

**CSonai]i Jennie KilUnffiworth has inherited the likeness of her Scotch ancestors, and many of their sturdy qua!- 
Itiae. 81ie is a Borer of cenealosy* and was one of the very first to gire assistance to the writer. She could have added 
many incidents to this narrative if she had undertaken the task of compiling the family records. l%e benediction of her 
■mile and the honest look from her blue eyes fully repaid the writer for a cold ride, facing a brisk north wind, to make her 
• calL 

(Explanation.) ~By an omission of the printer, Jennie Allison Wade la not ffiven on page 170. 

tAnon B. Killingsworth fills well the place of oldest child of his parents. His home is ever open to friends and 


DAUGHTER, who m a Mr. Crockett, ssue: 

tWILLIAM CROCKETT, m Miss DeForest in Iowa. Issue: 
William Ashby Crockett. 
H: Clay Crockett. 
Uncas H. Crockett. 
MARY CROCKETT, m Eli T. Montgomery. (See letter.) Issue: 
Matilda Montgomery, m Malcolm Cameron. Issue: 

ttJohn R. Cameron, m Jennie Cheek. Issue: 

Malcolm Cameron. 
Lillian Cameron, m Dr. Staples. 
Virginia Cameron, m Mr. Martin. 
Pinquit Cameron, m Miss Purnell. 
Matilda Montgomery Cameron m 2nd to Sid Champion. Issue: 
Wallace Champion, m Miss Harvey. Issue: , 

Ruth Champion. 
Sid Champion, m Olive Montgomery. Issue: 
Sid Champion. 

Mollie Champion, m . Issue: 

Several children. 
*Dr. Wallace Montgomery, m Miss Denson. Issue: 

Eli Montgomery, unmarried. 
Dr. Wallace Montgomery m 2nd to Cora Green. Issue: 

*Louise Montgomery, m to Joseph Foster Lipscomb, May 27, 
1886. Issue: 

Bertha Lipscomb, b Nov. 5, 1889. 
Sarah Rowland Lipscomb, b March 29, 1892. 
Robert Alexander Lipscomb, b May 15, 1886. 
Joseph Foster Lipscomb, b Sept. 5, 1899. 
Ruth Louise Lipscomb, b Nov. 7, 1904. 
William Alexander Montgomery, b Jan. 25, 1870, m Lillian 
Postel Smith, dau of Robert C. and Annie David. 

Lillian Anne Montgomery, b April 12, 1899. 
Annie David Montgomery, b June 18, 1901. 
Robert Estell Montgomery, b Nov. 20, 1872, in Yazoo County, 
Miss., m Jennie Jordan, of Alabama, Oct. 22, 1907. 

Robert Hamilton Montgomery, b April 2, 1909. 
William Jordan Montgomery, b Feb. 21, 19U. 
Talulah Montgomery, m Thos. Lipscomb. Issue: 
William Lipscomb, d age 2 years. 

I m 

tWilllAm Crockett was an abolitionist and went North before the CivU war. He was nand hw his tuetab Noel 
KfllinsBworth. and a pietore of him hnns for many years in the Killinssworth home, known as Holly QroT*. His wfdsw 
and two sons came to Mississippi after his death and she married Rer. Hr. Sorsby. a Methodist minister, who had prop- 
erty and liyed near Utica. One of the sons. Ashbey. lived in Jackson. Nothing further is known of this family. 

*"My father was bom on the centennial anniyersary of Washington's birth, and died Jan. 10. IMOl He 
member of the 28th Mississippi, and was wounded in Alabama. He was more of a poet than a soldier, and altiioash 
some thinsB he wrote were very beautif oL he was so modest that, like my brother Eli, who is even a better writer* neth- 
ins has erer been published. They are in his possession in Camita, Sharkey County. Mississippi 




Tradition has come down to the present generation, that this branch of the 
Hill family were of English descent, having first settled in Virginia and then 
removed to South Carolina before the Revolutionary war. Our first known 
ancestor, Robert Hill, was born in Virginia, about 1745, and died in South Caro- 
lina, in 1796. He was a Revolutionary soldier under Gen. Sumpter, and record 
of his service is on file in the Record and Pension Office in Washington, D. C. 
There were a large number of families bearing the nanie Hill in Virginia, some 
even among the earliest settlers, but our ancestor has not yet been identified 
with either of the Virginia families. He evidently moved to South Carolina 
before 1765, as he was married there in 1765 to ^'''Margaret Allison, a daughter of 
Andrew and Margaret Allison, of whom notice was made in the sketch of Capt. 
Isaac Ross, page 69. The first census, dated 1792, gives the size of Robert Hill's 
family as ten, including himself and wife, and the record taken from the old 
family Bible tallies exactly with this census report. We know nothing of the 
life of Robert Hill, though there may be records of the family in South Carolina 
yet inaccessible to the public. A search has not been made by the writer, except 
to ascertain that many of the records of Richland County were destroyed during 
the Civil war. Robert Hill, as was stated in the Killingsworth chapter, was a 
neighbor of Jacob and John Killingsworth, and lived not a great distance from 
the Ross and Wade settlements. 

There is an Oliphant relationship that has not yet been discovered, for 
records contained in the Hill Bible mention William Oliphant, bom Sept. 21, 
1759. From an old note *note book which was brought to Mississippi by John 
Hill, we find the record of the children of Robert Hill and Margaret Allison: 
JANE HILL was born the 28th day of February, in the year of our Lord 1767. 
JOHN HILL was bom the 22nd day of February, in the year of our Lord 1769. 
MARGARET ALLISON HILL, was bom March 5, 1871. 
ANDREW ALLISON HILL was born Nov. 1, 1772, m Elizabeth Jenkins. 

*Thi« book also eontainad aeoonnts of John Hill against Daniel Wade. Robert Knox, ate., alao aome aeeouttta of 
Robert HiU against John M clanistry. 

**There are members of the Ross family who claim he married a daoffhter of Isaae and Jean Brown Rosa. 



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Page 191 

Page 221 

ELIZABETH HILL was born Sept 30, 1774, m Ely Kershaw Ross. 

MARY HILL was bom Oct 20, 1776. 

ROBERT HILL was bom June 1, 1779. 

JANE OLIPHANT HILL was bom February 14, in the year of our Lord 1782. 

JANE HILL, b Feb. 28, 1767, may have married William Oliphant 


JOHN HILL, the son of Robert Hill, lived in South Carolina until the gen- 
eral exodus of the family to Mississippi, about 1801. His wife, Sarah Killings- 
worth (see Killingsworth ehapter), was also a native South Carolinian, and their 
children were bom in that State, in Richland District Arthur Brown Ross, in 
his diary, mentions visiting at John Hill's house, and of the many little children 
in his home, two of whom were orphan nieces. Sarah Killingsworth's sister, 
who married Mr. Crockett, died, leaving two children, one of whom was reared 
by Noel Killingsworth and the other. Mary Crockett, by John Hill. 

John Hill was a favorite nephew of Captain Isaac Ross. After removing 
to Mississippi he was a frequent visitor to the Ross home, and was always an 
honored guest. 

About 1817 John Hill entered a large body of land in Claiborne County, 
near his home in Jefferson County, where he resided until his death. There is 
still a bold spring on the old home place, known as ''Sally Hill spring," called for 
Sarah Hill. 

John Hill is buried in Jefferson County, and his grave bears the following 

Sacred to the Memory of 


Consort of Sarah Hill, 

Who was bom in South Carolina, 

Feb. 22, 17G9, 

And died Aug. 19, 1827. 

Let the unknown peace of God 
On the man of peace abide. 

The Hill family were known as peacemakers and peaceable people. They 
were noted for their piety and temperate habits, for their learning and interest 
in everything of an uplifting nature. 


In the name of God, amen. I, John HiU, of the State of Mississippi, but now sick in body 
but sound in mind, do will and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Sarah HUl, after paying my just 
debts, one negro woman, Grace, and one negro boy, Smart, and all my estate, both real and 


personal, for her sole use and benefit during her natural life, after that to be equally diyided 
between her lawful heirs. 

In witness, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 20th of August, 1827. 


A. Guardner, Isaac A. B. Ross. (Book A, page 99, Jefferson County.) 


MARGARET ALLISON HILL, oldest dau of John and Sarah Killingsworth Hill, was 
b Jan. 19, 1793, m June 30, 1809, to Henry H. Cheek. Issue: 

SARAH AMANDA CHEEK, b April 23, 1810, m 1st to Mr. Gardner. Issue: 

Two children, d in infancy. 
SARAH AMANDA CHEEK GARDNER m 2nd to Mr. Walter. Issue: 
William Walter, m and had issue: 
Tom Walter. 
Beulah Walter. 

Daughter, m and had one child. 
Minnie Walter, b 1851, d 1912. 
*Dr. John R. Walter, m twice. Issue by 2nd marriage: 
John R. Walter. 
Mary Walter, m Mr. Thompson. Issue: 

Four children, d young. 
Margaret Walter, m Mr. Bennett. Issue: 

Sallie Bennett, m Dean Adams. 
Ella Walter, m Mr. Whites. Issue: 

John Thomas Whites, d young. 
George Whites. 
Luther Whites. 
Hiram Whites. 
Hunter Whites. 
♦ Nora Whites. 

THOMAS OSBORNE CHEEK, m in Louisiana and had a large famUy. 
WINNIFRED HILL CHEEK, b Feb. 1, 1814, m John Robinett. Issue: 
Dr. John Robinett, m Sarah Bush. Issue: 
Bush Robinett, married. Issue: 

Two children. 
Ella Robinett} m Mr. Bankston. Issue: 
Jesse Bankston (son.) 
Lucile Bankston. 
Two children, d young. 
Annie Belle Robinett, m Dr. Tom Nelson. Issue: 

Several children. 
Marshall Robinett, m Miss Harris. 
Fred Robinett, m Miss Harris. 
John Robinett, m Sarah McCaleb. 
Margaret Evans m Mr. Wells. Issue: 

Minnie Wells, died in infancy. 
Nannie Wells, died in infancy. 

* John R. Walter was born in MiasiosippL in 1861, and mored to Arkaniai wben a amall boif, and was reared on 
Grand Prairie. He flrradaated in medicine and located at Scott's Station, where he praeYieed for a number of Fsars. H 
later moTed to Little Rock. Ark., and ensrafired in the drus business at Capitol arenas and ICain street. He served en* 
term as Coroner of Pulaski Count, and retired from active life about seren years agow devotinc his tioM to his fanniac 


On account of the recent death of Dr. John R. Walter, who had this branch of the family for eompUatioB, it If 
not as complste as it would have been had he lived. 


MAHALA CAROLINE CHEEK, b Dec. 20, 1816, m March 10, 1836, to John Gillespie 
Brown. He d in 1864; she d in 1874. Issue: 

Arsenatfa F. Brown, b Jan. 6, 1837, m Henry Moody. Issue: 
Burrell Moody, ra Patsy Mahon. Issue: 

Archie Moody, m Miss Kirkley . Issue : 

Three infant sons, died. 
Mahon Moody, married. Issue 
Sallie Moody m Mr. Kirkley. Issue: 
Lilly Kirkley, m Mr. Miller. Issue : 

Several children. 
Infant, died. 
Sarah Elizabeth Brown, b March 9, 7838, d July, 1853, un-m. 
Martha Ann Brown, b Aug. 21, 1839, m James Ainsworth. Issue: 
Carrie Ainsworth, died, un-m. 
Sallie Ainsworth, m Jesse Edwards. Issue : 

Several children. 
Annie Ainsworth, m Henry Evans. Issue: 
Delia Evans. 
Alma Evans. 
Margaret Evans. 
Archie Evans. 
Ainsworth Evans. 
Mullens Evans. 
Archie Ainsworth, married and has issue. 
Tom Ainsworth, married and has issue. 
William Archibald Brown, b Dec. 2, 1840, d July 21, 1861. 
Margaret Matilda Brown, b Jan. 11, 1743, m Furman Green. Both are 
dead. Issue: 

Luna Bell Green, m Will Farmer. Issue: 
Furman Farmer. 
Margaret Farmer and 
Jeannette Farmer, twins. 
Neoma Green, m Allen Hicks. Issue: 
Allen Hicks. 
John Robert Hicks and 
Mathilde Hicks, twins. 
Mary Caroline Brown, b Oct. 14, 1845, m Feb. 13, 1866, to Rev. *Philip 
Augustus Haman. Issue: 

Ada May Haman, b Feb. 12, 1867, m Chas. Duchesne. Issue: 
Lunora Duchesne. , 
Lucile Duchesne. 
Verde Duchesne. 
Alma Duchesne. 
P. A. Duchesne. 
Alma Anna Haman, b March 15, 1869, d June 6, 1872. 
Weenona Haman, b Jan. 30, 1870, m Vernon Hayden, April 

11, 1909. 
Weekona Haman, b Jan. 30, 1870, m Robert A. Perkins 
May 4, 1910. 

*P. A. Haaun was amemlwr of Company B, 22nd Mlsg. Infantry, from July. 1861. to Nov. 80. 1864. when woanded 
at Franklin, Tnm. Ha narelied on a mlr of roncli erntehea from Columbia. Tenn.. to Barton Station. Miss., about IM 
milaa, to avoid coins to priaon. Ho waa ordained a Miaaionary Baptist proacher in 1871, by Harmony, now Learned 


Burks Glen Haman, b Jan. 6, 1874, A April 24, 1911, m C!ora 
Hillman, of Jackson, Tenn. Issue: 
Thelma Haman. 
Elizabeth Haman. 
Elizabeth Haman, b March 9, 187^ d July 17, 1877. 
William Brown Haman, b March tl, 1878, d July 5, 1902, m 

Maud Fowler. No issue. 
Lucy Ethel Haman, b Aug. 12, 1880, m Mose B. Lowe. Issue: 
Mose B. Lowe. 
Ethel Lowe. 
Bemice Lowe. 
Kobert Allen Lowe. 
Startford Pitt Haman, b Sept. 18, 1883, m Aug. 28, 1907» to 

Mrs. Mary Ware. 
Euelia Pearl Haman, b June It, 1887, d Oct. 23, 1891. 
Mahala Malvina Brown, b Nov. 21, 1847, d Nov. 31, 1847, and 
Robert Henry Brown, twins, b Jan. 31, 1848, died, unmarried. 
Narcissie Minerva Brown, b Sept. 16, 1860, died after maturity. 
Jacob Hill Brown, b March 10, 1853, died, unmarried. 
John Neil Brown, b March 17, 1853, m Belle Moore. Issue: 
Rena Brown, m Charley Brady. Issue: 
Brown Brady. 
Thomas Shelby Brown, b June 25, 1856, m Maria Bell. Issue: 
Mayrind Brown. 
Caroline Brown. 
Jacob Brown. 
Luna Bell Brown. 
Shelby Brown. 
Maria C. Brown, b March 13, 1857, m Isaac Horn. Issue: 
Three children, died in infancy. 
Mathilde Horn. 
MARGARET NARCISSIE CHEEK, daughter of Henry Cheek, b Nov. 27, 1818, m Rob- 
ert Miller, who was b in 1810 and was the son of Robert Miller, a Presbyterian 
minister, who came from Scotland as a chaplain in the British army. He m Miss 
Pickens, a sister of Gen. Andrew Pickens, of South Carolina. Issue: 
Irene Miller, b 1838, d 1882, ra James R. Mallade. Issue: 
Robert Mallade. 
Joseph Mallade. 
George Mallade. 
*Geo. Miller, b 1842, d April 21, 1876, m Nov. 27, 1865, to Mary Bullock. 

Irene Miller, b Sept. 4, 1866, m A. R. Brashear. Issue: 
Zola Brashear. 
Bessie Brashear, 
Rector Brashear. 
Katy Brashear. 
George Brashear 
Russ Brashear. 
tBessie Miller, b Jan. 7, 1868, m Nov. 25, 1883, to Dr. T. S. 
Walker. Issue : 

Mae Walker, m Cecil Laughton. 
Beatrice Walker. 

*3«rred in the Conf edento army. Im the battlot of Manftsias and Gettjrsbanr. After his death his wife, who Is 
now iiyins. removed to Texas, and there her children hare married and are occupying positions of esteem and trust. 

tM rs. Walker is now Mriag in Texas. She is iatatested in ffenealoffy, and has wilUnffbr assisted in eompflins th ese 


Gladys Walker. (See picture.) 
Sumpter Walker. 
Robert Miller, b Jan. 21, 1870, d 1911, m 1st Pearl Lenier, 2nd 
Florence Payne. Issue: 
Florence Miller. 
Emma Miller, b June 27, 1872, m G. L. Dupuy. Issue: 
Murray Dupuy. 
Dow Dupuy. 

Olive Dupuy, d May, 1898. 
Alice Dupuy. 
George J. Miller, b Jan. 14, 1874, d March, 1909, m Miss 
Reade. Issue: 

Reade Mijler. 
Robert Miller. 
George Miller. 
Emma Miller. 

Johnnie Miller, d March 8, 1885. 
fRobert N. Miller, b 1850, m Emma Barr, dau of Judge Barr. Issue: 
Hugh Barr Miller, b 1879, m 1904 to Miss Lewis. Issue: 
Robert Miller, b 1905. 
Hugh Barr Miller, b 1909. 
JOHN HILL CHEEK, b Nov. 7, 1820, m in Louisiana. 
MARY B. CHEEK, b Sept. 4, 1822, m Robert Miller. Issue: 

Several children. 
MATILDA M. CHEEK, b Aug. 25, 1823, d unm. 

WILLIAM KILLINGSWORTH CHEEK, b Nov. 15, 1825, m Jan. 1, 1867, to Frances 
Speed Hill, widow of John Hill, Jr. She was b Feb. 28. 1831, and d Aug. 6, 
1898. He d May 14, 1885. Issue: 

Jennie Cheek, b Nov. 14, 1858, m Hamden J. Mackey. (See Mackey 

Margaret Talula Cheek, b April 19, 1861, m James L. Moore, Jan. 19, 
1885. Issue: 

James C. Moore, b Oct. 20, 1885. 
Charles Moore, b Sept. 20, 1886. 
Etta May Cheek, b May 18, 1864, m William Love Lloyd, Jan. 22, 1884. 
She d April 9, 1891. Issue: 

John William Lloyd, b Feb. 9, 1885. 
Edgar Cheek Lloyd, b July 18, 1886. 
IMARTHA JANE CHEEK, b Dec. 20, 1826, m Aug. 27, 1845, to William Strong Flowers, 
son of Ignatius Flowers. He was b Dec. 25, 1817. Issue: * 
Richard Flowers, died an infant. 
^Margaret A. Flowers, b March 16, 1848, m Nov. 7, 1867, to Geo. Bancroft 
Nelson, Sr. He was b Aug. 11, 1846. Issue: 

William Flowers Nelson, b May 7, 1871, m May 20, 1896, to 

Birdie Shackle. 
Elizabeth Kate Nelson, b May 7, 1871, d May 17, 1876. 
Benjamin Franklin Nelson, b Sept. 6, 1873, m Oct. 3, 1897, to 
Maggie Brittain. 

tHoD. Robert N. lIUl«r is one of tho f oremcMt lawyers of Mississippi. He has taken part in manj of the most 
aotad criminal eases, and is now President of the Afississippi Bar Association. 

{Martha Jane Cliaek was a real daixvhter of the U. S. D.. 1812, her father having served in that war. She died Dec 
17. 1919. beloved by all who knew her. She and her husband were Uu^e land owners, and their lorely home was always 
open with a cordial weleomtf for friends of the family. Their children occupy biffh positions in the social and busineta 
world. (See pictoiea.) 

^"My creatoffrandfather, Henry Cheek, fousht in the battle of New Orleans. I have often heard my mother telj 
of hia askinff an old Indian woman, by the name of Miochie. to look after his family while he was away, and aha was so 
f althf al to do so. She would stav with my irrandmother at niffht, and when any of the children were sick would sit up 
•U Bicht with tb«B. MAROABET FLOWSR8 NELSON." 


Eima Jane Nelson, b March 12, 1S75, m Aug. ^, 1896, to 

Jacob Adrian Ridgley. 
Thomas Joseph Nelson, b Jan. 20, 1877, d Dec. 31, 1886. 
Fannie Ethel Nelson, b April 13, 1879, d July 25, 1885. 
Agnes Virginia Nelson, b Feb. 3, 1881, m July 20, 19(H, to 
Walter S. Dillon. Issue; 

Jane Dillon, b Sept. 21, 1909, in Atlanta, Ga. 
'^* Willie Nelson, b Aug. 26, 1883, d June 12, 1905. 
Maida Alice Nelson, b Sept. 13, 1885. 
George Bancroft Nelson, b Dec. 10. 1887. 
Lewis Porter Nelson, b April 17, 1890 
Maggie Belle Nelson, b June 7, 1894. 
Joseph Bunberry Flowers, b Aug. 2, 1850, died March 30, 1904, m March 
26, 1877, to Lucy Newman, dau of Albert Monroe and Minnie 
Baldwin Newman. Issue: 

Bessie Flowers, b Dec. 17, 1879, m Nov. 10, 1903, to Homer 
H. Rhymes. Issue: 

Emmy Lou Rhymes, b Aug. 26, 1904. 
Homer Holden Rhymes, b Apr. 22, 1908. 
Charles Flowers. 
Ignatius R. Flowers, b Feb. 12, 1853. 
Alice H. Flowers, b Jan. 26, 1856. 

tWillie Jane, b Oct. 2, 1864, m Nov. 23, 1886, to Robert Patton, Jr., son of 
Robert Patton Willing and Mary Ann Durr. He was b Oct. 8, 1863. 

Philip Mathias Willing, b Sept. 9, 1887, d Dec. 19, 18S6. 
Jane Willing, b March 4, 1890. 

Mamie Stephens Willing, b April 6, 1894, d June 19, 1895. 
Margaret Willing, b Feb. 25, 1896. 
Vivian Willing, b Sept. 4, 1897. 

Willie Flowers Willing, b March 28, 1903, d same date. 
DR. STEPHEN HALE CHEEK, d after maturity, unmarried. 
SUSAN HILL CHEEK, b Dec. 20, 1831, m Dr. Neil Brown. Issue. 
Watson Brown, died young. 
Kate Brown, died young. 
Dodridge Brown, died young. 
Archie Brown, m Miss Hamilton. No issue. 
JACOB HILL CHEEK, b March 24, 1834, m Martha Jenkins. Issue: 
Josephine Cheek, m Mr. Lollace. Issue: 

A son and daughter. 
Addie Cheek, v^ Mr. Knight. Issue: 

Several children. 
MoUie Cheek. 
Jacob Cheek. 


♦JACOB KILLINGSWORTH HILL, was b Jan. 9, 1795, in Richland District, S. C, and m 
Rebecca G. Sims, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Ross Sims, May 16, 1816. He d May 
17, 1855. (See Ross line for Rebecca G. Sims.) Issue: 

THOMAS BROWN SIMS, b April 28, 1817, d Oct. 25, 1819. 

HANNAH ELIZABETH ANN HILL, b April 12, 1819, m William Flowers, son of Igna- 
tius Flowers. He afterwards married Martha Jane Cheek. She d about 1846. 

tMrs. R. p. Willinir is a member of the D. A. R. and U. S. D. 1812. She has three lovely daughters. Her husband 
is one of the most prominent lawyers of Jackson. Miss. 

** Just as the darkness of a summer eveains stole over the land, the spirit of a good woman stepped into eternal life. 


Appie Elizabeth Flowers, b in Covington Ck)., Miss., April 11, 1844, m 
♦Dr. William Lowe DeBerry, of Missouri, Feb. 7, 1868. She d July 
30, 1875. Issue: 

Mary Belle DeBerry, b in Rankin Co., Miss., April 16, 1866/ 
ra Feb. 26, 1883, to George Wiley Harris. Issue: 
Kathleen Flowers Harris, b Dec. 3, 1885, 
George William Harris, b Oct. 27, 1888. 
Mary Eisner Harris, b July 2, 1897. 
Eisner DeBerry, M. D., b May 25, 1872, m Aug. 1, 1900, to 
Mattie Gaither Harris. Issue: 

Eisner Hobson DeBerry, b Oct. 24, 1901. 
Dorothy Rice DeBerry, b Sept. 28, 1908. 
Willie DeBarry, b May 9, 1870, d Oct. 2, 1874. 
Jennie DeBerry, m Edward Menefee Caperton. Issue: 
Eisner DeBerry Caperton, b April 26, 1893. 
Edward Menefee Caperton, b June 12, 1895. 
Joseph Woods Caperton, b July 20, 1897, d June 

23, 1898. 
Fitzgerald Flowers Caperton, twin of Joseph W. 
Richard Harris Caperton, b March 10, 1899, d 
July 12, 1899. 
tSARAH ANN HILL, b 1821, m 1st to George Dorsey. (See McKey line.) Issue: 

Hill Dorsey, d aged 3. 
SARAH ANN HILL m 2nd to Dr. Grant. No issue. 
SARAH ANN HILL m 3rd to Hamden J. McKey. 
♦♦tt JACOB KILLINGSWORTH HILL, b Feb. 19, 1826, m Emily Wells. He d about 1863. 

Elizabeth Hill, m Dr. John Winn Hollingsworth. He d 1899. Issue: 

Bernice Hollingsworth, b 1884, m in 1903 to Willie Bunker. 

Nelson French Bunker, b 1904. 
Mary Thekla Hollingsworth, b 1888. 

*Jacob K. Hill ssrved in the war of 1812 m Serjeant in Capt Robert TwiUey's Company. He was a mere lad at 
the time, bat did his duty for his country. He was an intellicent man, and one in wh<mi hie friends could commit any 
trust. He was temperate in all things, abhorred strong drink, and was one of the first members of the Sons of Temper- 
anee in MississippL He was a Methodist and one of the founders of the Pleasant Hill Church, which was near his home, 
and in the ffraveyard close by lies his body beside that of his wife, Rebecca Sims HilL In his day office sought the man, 
and when he was urced to accept a seat in the State Leffislature, he senred with credit in this as in other positions he 
occupied. He was known as the peace-maker in his neiffhborheod. His friends often came to him for adjustment of 
questions, knowing: that he was just in everything. His home sheltered many who were bereft of parents, and his home 
was truly theirs while they remained under its roof. The Pleasant Hll School near by was a popular seat of leamins^ 
and the Hill home cared for many students there. Jacob K. Hill and his wife reared their children to be rood citizens, 
and the qualities they inherited added to their strenarth of character. 

* A. native of Robin ion Co.. Tenn.. but when quite youoff his parents moved to MississippL At the beainnlnr of the 
war he joined Mcintosh's Cavalry as a private, but was soon promoted to the position of Regimental Surgeon and soon 
afterwards to the position of Brigade Surreon for Gen. McNatFs Brigade. 

tSarah Ann Hill, when a youni; Kirt was happily married to William Dorsey, a prosperous planter. Their married 
life was very short, as he died in a few years, leaving one little son. Hill Dorsey. who died ased 3 years. Her second 
marriaee was to Dr. Grant. This relation existed only a few years, and Sarah Ann Hill was avain a widow. Her 
third marriasre was to Hamden J. Maekey then a widower with two little children, Roaa and Noel. The mother of these 
children was a cousin of their step-mother, who never showed any difference in her attention to them and to her own 
children. She was the mistress of one of the typical ante-bellum homes, with slaves and all of the enterprises that made 
life in those days so different from the present day civilization. The tryin« years of the war champed the regime, but 
our srandraother was equal to this change and accepted the privations as did so many women of that time. She was left 
a widow for the third time and remained one until her death, many years later. She was a devout Christian, a member 
of the Presbyterian Church. Her home wfu ever open, with a hearty welcome, to all ministers who same within reach 
of iL She had a arreat fondness for flowers, and the beautifully kept beds in her yard were ever free with their choicest 
blossoms to her grandchildren, who also knew that there were tea-cakes in plenty and other food things always ready for 
them. She save the inspiration to the writer of this work for its be^inninff. and though she has arone to her heavenly 
home, her presence seems ever near when writinR of the people that she knew and loved in the Ions airo. 

**See picture. 

tt^aa aC)nfedermte soldier, and died while on a furloush home, given on account of his illness. 


ROBERT A. HILL, b Feb. 19, 1829, died young. 
"^MARY REBECCA HILL, b March 25, 1833, d Dec, 1892. 
♦♦JOHN ANDREW ELLISON HILL, b Feb. 9, 1824, d Dec. 17, 1856, m Frances Speed. 
She m 2nd William Cheek. (See his line.) Issue: 

John William Sanders Hill, d age 7 months and 21 days. 
Kate Hill, m William Long. Issue: 

William Hill Long, d aged 5 years. 
Kate Hill m 2nd William Barnes. No issue. 
♦♦tDR. LOUIS HOBBS HILL, b July 6, 1835, in Copiah Co., Miss., m Oct. 25, 1865, to 
Nancy Susan Otterson, of North Carolina. He d at Long Beach, Miss., April 
19, 1897. Issue: 

Claude Victor Hill, b in Louisiana, Sept. 23, 1869, d in California, in 1899. 
Louis Killingsworth Hill, b in Central America, Aug. 31, 1868, m Nov. 6, 

1907, to Sara Berryville Wright, of Virginia. 
Three children, who died in infancy. 

Lillian Aurelia Hill, b in British Honduras, Feb. 13, 1878, m Aug. 31, 1904, 
to Charles Wyatt Beeson. Issue: 

Ruth Evelyn Beeson, b June 7, 1905. (See picture.) 
WILLIAM THOMAS HILL, b Nov. 18, 1837, d Aug. 18, 1838. 



Gallatin, July 30, 1838. 
Dear Mother: 

Knowing that you are very anxious to hear from me, I will write you a few lines to let you 
know that I am well and very well pleased with my school and board, though I want to see you 
all very much. I am almost home-sick. I want you to send for me Friday, if convenient; if not, 
Friday week sure. Cousin M. Vaughan and Cousin L. Miller want you to send word to Mr. 
Miller and Mr. Vaughan to send for them at the same time you send for us and E. Greenlee. I 
have nothing new or strange to write. Mrs. Johnson's child is very ill at present We have sat 
up with it for a week. 

The girls all join me in love to you all. Tell sister jshe has forgotten me. Give my love to 
all inquiring friends and no others. Tell the children I have not forgotten them. 


Give my love to father. Tell him he must come and see me. 


Peasant, Dec. 22, 1849—11 O'clock at Night. 
My Dear Sarah Ann: 

As Harry is going to start to Jefferson again in the morning, I write you a few lines by 

him (or Bill) , as Mr. Hill speaks of letting Bill go down with him. If Bill does go I wish Mr. 

*Uary Itebecca Hill never married. She lived to old a^e beloved by all who were fortunate enooffh to enjoj her 
aequaintanco. Afflicted from birth, she wae denied many pleasures that would hare otherwise been hers; but she was 
never embittered on account of her afflictionn. instead, she always felt that she had so much to be thankful for. Many 
lesaoas in the Christian life wore learned by her nieces and nephews and flnreat-nieces and nephews from her wonderful 
fortitude in suff erinir and joy through aflBictions. She lived with her sister, Mrs. Sarah Ann Mackey. and the little ffrand- 
children of that family always looked forward with pleasure to seeins Aunt Mary, and always found samethins for them- 
selves in Aunt Mary's room. Her piety besan when a youuff ffirl and ripened with her years until at last she was more 
spiritual than physieal, and her entrance into the better world was no lonjr s1»p. She simply went quietly away, but her 
presence will ever live with her loved ones. OSee portion of diary on page 198.) 

tDr. Louis EL HiU ffradusted from the medical department of the University of Louisiana In 1869l After the war he 
m3ved to British Honduras, and rekumed to Mississippi about 1880. remainins in Mississippi tOl his death. His wife is a 
hiffhly educated and cultured woman. She is advanced in years, but is enjoying life in the heme of her dauffhtar 
in Texas. 

**See picture. 





McKey to take same care of him and his pony, as they may fare bad at some other place, as com 
is scarce in some places and Bill's judfi^ent is bad at best. 

We are all well, and somewhat disappointed about Brother and Sister E. not coming, but 
will not be again without they do come. John and Fannie are here tonight, for the first time 
since she came from your house. We have had so much high water, or at least too high to ford. 
We had a call from some of our preachers as they returned from Conference— the Elder Wig- 
gins and two Flyrs. They saw Brother L. on their way up, and said all were well. We are 
expecting Mr. Mackey to send his wagon up soon, and Mr. Hill says send a large wagon and 
strong team, so he may be paid for the trouble of sending it. 

Snuirt has gone to Covington to help move Mr. Flowers, and we expected him back about 
this time, but he has not come yet. We are talking a good deal about traveling the road to Jef- 
ferson again before long. I hope it will not keep raining, so the roads will be too muddy to 
travel with comfort. 

I hope if Aunt Middleton does come up she may come soon, or wait until I come back and 
then come and stay a long time, and I would like to have her company myself. 

Mr. Hill and children join me in love to you and all your family. 

We remain, ever your loving parents, 


Vernon, Miss., March 4, 1347. 

Mr. J. K. HOI: 

Dear Sir— I received yours from Jackson a few days since. I am glad to hear that you are 
well, for it is more than I can say. Mary has been ill all winter, and €rod knows whether she 
will ever get right well again, though she is now knocking about but looks badly. She talks of 
going up to Carroll this spring, and would be glad if you could go with her. I do not know what 
time she will start, but it will be sometime after the roads and weather become somewhat settled 
and before it gets too warm. 

I shall start out to hunt me another place, as I am determined to leave next winter, well or 
not well. If I can succeed in making a good crop this year, I think we will get a good price for 
the next crop, which will enable me to purchase a place on the river or some of the bayous. 
There is too much hard work for but little profit. 

I am in fine health and so are the children. Wallace is at Oakland College, where I rather 
think I shall keep him for four or five years. The little girls I have at school some seven miles 
from home, and I bring them home every Friday evening. They, are doing well. Give my 
respects to your family, and keep a portion for yourself. > 

Yours, etc. ELI T. MONTGOMERY. 

(Portion of a letter from Eli T. Montgomery to Hon. Jacob K. Hill, received by him while 
he was a member of the Mississippi Legislature.) 


This diary, written by Aunt Mary when she was a young girl, has been carefully kept, and 
gives a clearer insight into her beautiful Christian character than words of the writer could por- 
tray or picture of her lovely face: 

TUESDAY, MAY 11, 1868. 

So cool this morning that a good, big fire is required to make us at all comfortable, and, 
indeed, I wore my blanket shawl till 12 o'clock. 

While at the breakfast table Ma received a note from sister stating that she had an idea of 
going as far with Mr. McKey (on his way to Raymond) as Utica, and wished her to go, too, 
requesting at the same time Ihat I should stay with the children while she was gone, as Lizzie 
was quite sick last night So as soon as Ma and I could nuike ready we were off with Rosa at 
full speed. R. an4 1 had quite a quiet day. I read two Advocates through and sewed a little on 
Clara's dress. 

When I read of such glowing accounts of revivals so numerous, I have an inexpressable 
feeling of joy and sadness— joy to know that others are being blessed, sadness to know that our 


chiirch is so destitute of the spirit of revivalism, so little zesl amons us. Oh! Divine Father, 
when will we awake? Grant that it may not be long till the good spirit that is abroad in the land 
may favor us with a gracious visitation of His power, which is able to "kill and make alive." 

Mr. Scott (Uncle Bob) had intelligence that the life of Isaac Williams was despaired of* 
and his wife wished some of the relatives to go to Lexington immediately. So Ma, Aunt Ibbie 
and Jimmie S. start tomorrow. 

SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 1858. 

Have been so engaged all the week attending to the sick that I have scarcely had time to 
read any, much less to write. Ma and Mrs. Taylor are both better, much better, today. 

I went to the hall, where I heard one of Bro. Johnson's best and warmest sermons. We 
had a good class meeting also. When we went to start home Aunt B. found that her horse was 
missing aiid proposed that we should take her in our buggy till she would meet or overtake her 
horse, as she was rather in a hurry that she might be able to get to the Tabernacle to attend 4 
o'clock prayer meeting. We overtook her horse foraging in the big lane, and she got on it and 
we, that is Amelia and I, came around by Mr. McKey 's, where I had promised to call on my way 
back. Found sister so much better that she was up stirring around, making preparation for the 
reception of Mrs. Cunningham on Monday. 

THURSDAY, OCT. 7, 1858. 

Was called out last night to take a view of the wonderful comet. How remarkably lum- 
inous it has become! 

Finished a letter to Mrs. Josie Sims, then went to prayer meeting, where we met only 
about a dozen persons. The meeting was conducted by "Uncle Bob" this time, Bro. Barnes' 
famUy being so much afflicted he could not leave them. 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, 1859. 

Having been up last night till after 12, feel quite stupid. Rosa was married about 7 
o'clock, and sat up till after 11, after having been sick in bed all the week. Astonishing! 

Heard last night at the wedding some good news with regard to the Steel Chapel meeting, 
which quite revived me. Would that I could be there, too! But certainly I should be thankful 
for the privileges I have already enjoyed, for they have quite exceeded my expectations, far as 
it regards attending meetings. If I am so highly favored as to get to attend the camp meeting, 
how very grateful I shall be. 

Today unbelief and Satan in various ways are disturbing my peace, but by the help of my 
great Redeemer I shall not give up my hold. What a frail, weak creature I am. My God, forbid 
that I should trust one moment to myself! How good and gracious the Lord is, to bear with one's 
so many infirmities with so much patience! 

I felt astonished when I found myself actually nodding while reading the sacred truths 
even this day. O may I never read that blessed Word so carelessly again. 

I go to Aunt Betsy's after Ma returns from Mr. McKey's. 

SUNDAY. OCT. 16, 1859. 

Had Mrs. Hilbome and Miss Tumley with us yesterday. 

Today has been a blessed day of rest to my soul. Went with Ma to class, and our leader 
being absent, the duty of conducting the meeting devolved on Bro. Boren. It seemed such a 
cross to him; but there was but one way to do to avoid going around it, that was to take it 
up. We sung for his encouragement as well as our own 

* 'Shall Jesus bear the cross alone, 
And you and I go free? 
No, there's a cross for every one, 
A cross for you and me." 

Resolved there to call in our servants tonight and read the Word of God to them, talk to 
them and sing and pray with them, in addition to my custom of catechising them; but the exces- 
sive badness of the weather seemed to render it impracticable this time. I feel that my talent 
is very feeble, but believe the Lord has given tite one sufficent to reach the intellect and hearts 
of the poor negroes, and may God forbid that I should put it away in a napkin when poor, ig- 


norant servants are starving for the Word of Life merely because they cannot read. I feel that 
there is an awful responsibility resting upon owners of servants with regard to their souls. In 
a degree it is as binding as that of parent and child— may I not say more so, for natural affection 
prompts the latter in many instances to make exertions for the spiritual benefit of the child. 
How awful to think of servants coming up at the last day of accounts and charging masters and 
mistresses with the fearful neglect of this duty! 0, Father, awaken, enlighten us fully on this 
important subject and help us to do our whole duty irrespective of what ''people say." 

Took for my evening lesson the whole of Mark, and while reading how our Saviour sur- 
prised the disciples when He came, in the ship, and how they had forgotten His past mira- 
cles, the thought came forcibly to my mind. How like Christians of the present day! How 
prone are we to forget past blessing till our hearts, too, become hardened. 0, dear Saviour, 
increase in us a lively sense of Thy goodness to us and of our dependence upon Thee. 

SUNDAY, MAY 20, 1860. 

- More than a month has elapsed since noting in my journal. O, the conflicts, the trials and 
amictions I have endured in this short month! The chastening rod of my Heavenly Father has 
been laid heavily upon me, but at the same time His promise was verified in that He said, "My 
grace is sufficient." 

My dear mother, whose health had been very poor for months, was taken violently ill on 
the night of the 25th and suffered on till the 8th instant at 12 o'clock. With what intense anxiety 
I watched by her bedside these two weeks! — hoping and praying that if consistent with the 
Divine will she might be spared to her devoted children yet a while longer, but He that is too 
wise to err and too good to be unkind saw fit to remove her from her suffering life here below 
to one of eternal happiness. 

Before we thought she would die she drew me to her and kissed me, saying, "This is the 
last spell of sickness I shall ever have." This was more than a week before she left us. When 
I told her it seemed hard for me to endure the thought of her leaving us so soon, she said, "Yes, 
I know it is; but you must be resigned, for I feel that it shall not be long till we shall all meet 
again in heaven. The promise is, the grace of God is sufficient and you must trust Him for 
that grace and say, 'Thy will be done.' "^ Said she had tried to live in reverence to eternity, and 
that the Lord had been so good in sparing her to raise all her children, and now her work was 
done. Speaking of her suffering, said, "It seems hard, but I know it is right." "Yes, Ma, said 
I, "Our Savious was made perfect through suffering." "Yes," said she, "if He had to suffer in 
order to be made perfect, how much more need I to suffer to be made perfect?" She often 
spoke of rest. Said none knew how to appreciate the Word till brought where she was. Such 
expressions as these she was often heard to utter: "There is rest for the weary." "O heaven, 
sweet heaven, when shall I see, O when shall I get there," "My suffering will soon be 
over," etc. 

Uncle Nixon came down on Thursday, as an angel of mercy. She conversed a little with 
him, though exceedingly low and weak. On leaving he promised to return Monday, which he 
di4. Now Ma was too weak to converse, but answered his questions very satisfactorily by the 
motion of head and other signs. He remained with us till after preaching her funeral on 

O, what an unspeakable satisfaction it was to have him here at such a time! After praying 
at her bedside I proposed that we should try to sing "O, Sing to Me of Heaven." This I did 
because she had years ago requested that that should be sung when she was dying. Though 
deprived of the power of speech, she seemed perfectly conscious of all that was going on around 
her, and seemed to enjoy both the singing and praying. Uncle Nixon preached her funeral to a 
large congregation, from Thess. 1 :13-14. 

How dreary and lonely home feels without a mother. Friends I have kind and true, but 
none of these can fill the place of that dear friend, yet all bow and kiss the rod that chastens, 
knowing that all the momentary afflictions shall work out for us a far more exceeding and 
eternal weight of glory. O, how could I endure this stroke had I not the precious promises on 
my side? At least, had I not strength granted me to rely upon them. O, for more faith! O for 
more of the Holy Spirit! 

Have been at home alone most of this lovely Sabbath. Have been neai^y sick enough to 
take my bed. Been reading in my Bible, guide and closet companion. The Old Testament I 
have just finished. 


Saturday, nov. 24, i860. 

Monday spent the day, witb several others, at Mr. McKey's. Tuesday and Wednesday at 
home. Thursday at Mr. Hilbum's. Yesterday at home. This morning Bro. J. and Em, Sallie 
and Amelia went to Bethesda to church. How I wanted to go with them! but could not con- 
veniently. Soon after they started in came Mr. Brown and Cousin Caroline, and spent the day 
with us. 

What work I did this evening was preparing for tomorrow. Had yeast made of salt risings 
and made excellent bread— the first light bread we have had for months— the difficulty having 
always been to get the yeast to rise. 

How glad I am that the approaching day is Sabbath. May it be a Sabbath ot rest to 
my soul! Conscious am I of having been unfaithful, but blessed be God, I have the assurance 
that though my sins be as scarlet they shall be as wool. How thankful I am that I have an High 
Priest who can be touched with a feeling of my infirmity. 

MONDAY, DEC. 3, 1860. 

Started this evening to see poor Bumette die, but heard before leaving home that she was 
no more among the living, but numbered with the dead. It was hard, hard indeed for sister to 
give her up, and the children it seemed would go distracted. Never would she have lost a more 
valuable servant unless it would be Caroline. How uncertain is life; how certain is death! A 
few weeks ago poor Bumette was the very picture of health. 

Uncle Nixon remained with us today till after 1 o'clock. 

FRIDAY, DEC. 28, 1860. 

Just now Bro. J. and Miss Sallie are scuffling for material to make an eggnog, it being 
against my principles to favor anything of the kind Would not give them eggs, so they play- 
fully took them without permission 

O, how I havA wished it was convenient for me to attend some meeting during these holi- 
days! How much better would I have enjoyed myself than I have. 

Am trying to spend this day in self-examination, and as a means to help in the exercise 
have devoted it to fasting and prayec. But how hard it is tp get my mind composed when there 
is so much confusion of sound. Really, the cares of the day now somewhat distract and draw 
off my poor, unsettled mind. 

O, for one hour's quietude! O, that more solemnity and humility pervaded all our hearts! 
I fear that our conversation is not such as becometh saints, but is mixed too much with the world. 

I am determined to reprove sin more faithfully in future, if the Lord will help me. Here- 
tofore I have been remiss in this respect, as well as in many others, but He who tryeth the heart 
knows that I have endeavored to live right. But 

O to grace, how ^eat a debtor 
Daily I'm constramed to be. 


WINIFRED HILL, b March 19, 1797, m Mr. Vaughan. Issue: 
BENNIE VAUGHAN, m three times. No issue. 

WM, BROWN HILL, b Jan. 20, 1800. 

MARY MALINDA HILL, b March 20, 1802, m {Judge William Y. Collins. Issue: 

SARAH COLLINS, m Dr. W. W. Dabney. Issue: 

Bartlett Dabney. 

William Dabney. 

♦♦Cammie Dabney. 

♦♦THOMAS C. COLLINS, m Miss Neeley, of Bolivar, Tenn. 

BETTIE COLLINS, m Reuben Baskin. 

MOLLIE COLLINS, m Dr. W. L. Stovall. Issue: 

Ann Stovall, m Mr. Veasey, of New Orleans. 

*Sh6 never married. She lived with her sister, Samh Ann Hill HcKej, and her Hfe wns a benediction to all who 
knew her. 

tJttdife William T Collins bailt a beautiful home at Uiddleton. Miss. He wao a prominent man of affairs in Mad- , 
ison Couaty. He reared his wife's orphan niece, Mary Newland, and her son. J. N. LipscomK now of Flora, Miaa.. waa 
a frequent visitor to his home in childhood. An effort has been made to communicate with his descendants, bat no 
answers have been received. 

**Cammie Dabney and Thomas C Collins once lived in Memphis. Mrs. Baskin lived at Winena. Miss. 



March 11, 183d. 
Dear Mother: 

We received a letter from Sister Rebecca, or rather Elizabeth, and sister stating that poor 
Brother Newland was dead. This was mournful intelligence to me on account of his little chil- 
dren, but thanks to the God of wisdom and goodness for the evidence of his having gone to 
rest, and O Lord grant that we may be prepared to meet him with all our friends that have gone 
before, where parting will be no more. 

I hope you and your dear little children are well, although Elizabeth wrote me that you 
had been very much afflicted this winter with your face, which I am sorry to hear; but we can 
only hope for the best, that is, that all our afflictions may be sanctified to the good of our never- 
dying souls. 

My dear mother, my weak prayer to Qod is that your last days may be your best days, and 
that you may have your lamp trimmed and burning, for we know not what hour He may come. 
May we be watchful and prayerful while we live in the world, and pray for your children, dear 

I think I mentioned in Elizabeth's letter that I would be down about the 20th of April, but 
I think it will be uncertain whether I can come down before the 1st of May. Our horse, Peter, 
is crippled; I fear he will not be fit for the road then. Mother, could you come up and spend the 
summer with me? I want you to think about it and see if you can reconcile yourself to come. 
We are going to have the old borouch dressed and ft new harness got for it. I shall have my chil- 
dren at home, and can not stay long with my friends when I go down. 

Now may the God of all peace be with you and bless you all. 

Affectionately, MARY. COLLINS. 

My love to the little chUdren, sister and family, Andrew and family. Adieu. 


Vernon, Sept. 13, 1833. 
Dear Brother: 

Yours of the 3rd instant come duly to hand. I made one attempt to write, but failed. 

I was glad to learn that our friends in your neighborhood who had been sick were begin- 
ning to mend. My family has been quite sickly. Malinda was unwell some time ago, but at this 
time is quite well; so also is her babe. Some of my negroes are still sick. Have given more 
medicine in the past two months than I have had occasion to give in the eight years that pre- 
ceded. Our country is getting in better health. Cases are not so frequent nor are they so des- 
perate. Many have fallen and many have quaked. 

I intended sending down for Mother Hill about the 1st, but hearing she is not in very 
good health and thinking probably she would not be able to ride, have deferred it. Hope, how- 
ever, she will come to see us as soon as she is able to ride. 

Mrs. Bode is with us, and she and her child are well. 

Com crops with us are good; cotton not so good. 

Give my compliments to your good lady, also to Mother Hill. 

Respectfully, WM. Y. COLLINS. 


SARAH MATILDA HILL, b Dec. 15, 1806, m John Newland. Both died young, leaving 
two little daughters. Issue: 

MARY NEWLAND, b April 20, 1832, in Copiah Co., Miss., m Thomas A. Lipscomb, in 
1869. He was b Dec. 31, 1828, and d in 1903. Issue: 

*John Newland Lipscomb, b Jan. 24, 1862, m Nov. 28, 1888, to Mamie 
Lipscomb, dau of Joseph F. Lipscomb. She was b March, 1866. 

Vohn Newland Lipaeomb has cfren valoabla atsiitanee in corapQinff tha abore reeord. Ha has a f ondnaas for 
family history, and baaides beiac an aotiva basinaaa man» is a popolar and entartaiaiac friaad to ouuiy who aajoy hia 


John Newland Lipscomb, b Oct. 22, 1889, d Nov. 2, 1902. 
Pat Henry Newland, b July 30, 1895, d June 14, VM2. 
Frances Willard Newland, b Nov., 1897, d S«pt., 1898. 
Hellen Newland, b March 7, 1904. (See picture.) 
William Collins Newland, b Dec. 22, 1864, d 1897, m Jeanie Cook. Issue: 

Willie Lipscomb (dau.) 
Margaret Lipscomb, b Aug., 1874, m R. A. Dakin, 1899. No issue. 
tFrancis Lipscomb, b 1876, d 1900 
JOHN NEWLAND, d in infancy. 

MARGARET NEWLAND, b 1834, m 1860, to Dr J. W. Lipscomb, a brother of Thos. 
A. Lipscomb, son of John Lipscomb and Emeline Andrews. He was b in 1836, 
d 1901. Issue: 

Jack Hawkins Lipscomb, b Jan. 12, 1862. \. 

Emeline Lipscomb, b Jan. 17, 1864, d Aug. 27, 1904, m N. B. Howard, in 
1887. Issue : 

H. C. Howard, b Sept. 18, 1899. 
Percy Howard, b Feb. 8, 1901. 
Harry Andrews Lipscomb, b June 25, 1867, m Octavie Denson, in 1898. 

Maggie Lipscomb, b 1900. 
Ellen Lipscomb, b 1902. 
Maria T. Lipscomb, b Aug. 6, 1873, d Aug. 8, 1910, m J. N. McLeod, in 
Oct., 1902. Issue: 

J. N. McLeod, b Aug., 1903. 
Norma Marie, b March, 1905. 
Frank Montgomery Lipscomb, b July 17, 1876. 

Anna Lou Lipscomb, b July, 1878, m Frank Glick, Feb. 15, 1896. Issue : 
Elizabeth Monty Glick, b April 7, 1898. 
Frank Lipscomb Glick, b Dec. 6, 1907. 
Bessie Jane Lipscomb, b Nov. 29, 1880, m James Lamar Coon, June 30, 
1902. Issue : 

Alice Elizabeth Coon, b Jan. 8, 1904. 


ANDREW JACKSON HILL, b in Jefferson Co., Miss., April 14, 1814, d 1855, m Elizabeth 
Jenkins, Dec. 11, 1834. Issue: 

SUE M. HILL, m Dec. 20, 1866, to William West Johnston. Issue: 
Mary Hill Johnston, m Charles D. Walcott. Issue: 
Charles DeWitt Walcott. 
Willie Mae Walcott. 
Keneth Myles Walcott. 
Pearl Rose Johnston, b 1872, m 1894 to William Adeson Walker. Issue: 
W. A. Walker, b 1898. 
JFRANCES CORINNE HILL, b Aug. 8, 1838, m **DeWitt Clinton Vaughan, Jan. 10, 

tFranees Corlnhe Hill, b Auff. 8. 1838, m DeWitt Clinton Vaughan, Jan. 10. 186C. Was left a widow Angrust t, 1872» 

with fl/d cnildreo. tha- oldest IS ruAva old. Sae struflrirled to rear her children rijcht. Her last daya were days of bodily 

safterins, bat ware boi^titt with fortitude. She was a tiiaid and shrinkinff woman, never wanting any praise for wluit 

she did. « 

* ■ 
****! will write yoa a little incident that occurred while he was in Dr. Dudley Jones' company. Dr. Dudley Jones 

told Mama that once they were thinkinff of beins ia battle. He aslced his men if there was one who would wear hia 

uniform, as he was aonrous. and said my father came forward readily and teld hire he would take his place. He answeiife'^. 

*Mo. Clint, you are too sood a man to take it. I'll waav my own clothes.' My father was first in the infantry, but on 

account of delicate health was transferred te the caralry. 


tBiliated in the Spanish- American war. contracted tuberculosis and died. 


1856. He d Au(. 6, 1872. Issue: 

Ella Vaughan, b March 29, 1857, m R. H. Hudson, Jan. 13, 1876. Issue 
James George Hudson, b Nov. 10, 1876. 
Richardson Vaughan Hudson, b Dec. 11, 1887. 
Welch Bolton Hudson, b Jan. 28, 1892, d Sept. 29, 1910. 
Alice Corinne Hudson, b Oct. 29, 1893. 
Sarah Belle Hudson, b June 3, 1898. 
Ida Vaughan, b July 16, 1861. 

Margaret Elizabeth Vaughan, bNov. 1, 1864, m L. A. HoUiday, Jan. 20, 
1885. He was b Oct. 24, 1861. Issue: 
T. DeWitt HoUiday, b Nov. 9, 1885. 

Lottie HoUiday, b March 14, 1887, m Earl Ainsworth, Nov. 16, 
1908. Issue: 

Clayton Earl Ainswortk, b Aug. 27, 1909. 
Doris Elizabeth Ainsworth, h Nov. 18, 1910. 
Manue Zilpha HoUiday, b April 7, 1891. 
Annie Peyton Helliday, b Dec. 16, 1899. 
Andrew Hill Vaughan, b July 25, 1867, d March 17, 1806. 
Zilpha Ann Vaughan, b Dec. 31, 1871, m Jan. 13, 1903, to John E. Town- 
send. He was b Feb. 14, 1852. Issue: 

Carrie Lee Townsend, b Feb. 2, 1904. 

JANE HILL, b 1767. 

MARGARET HILL, b 1771, possibly married William Oliphant. 


ELIZABETH HILL, b 1774, m Ely K. Ross. (See page 40.) 

MARY HILL, m Dr. *Robert Knox and settled in Tennessee, near Newport. 

ROBERT HILL, b 1779. No records. 

JANE OLIPHANT HILL, b 1782, m Isaac Arthur Brown Ross. (See page 47.) 

*l>r. B )b«rt Kaox ii mentioa«d freqa«ntly in th« diary of Arthur Broir« Roas. 




The Harris faitiily originated in Weltshire, England, from whence members 
of the family emigrated to Asnrshire, Scotland, and later to America. 

Tradition current in the family is that Samuel Harris, the progenitor of the 
branch of the family under discussion, had "^ve sons. Col. Robert, James, 
Samuel, Charles and Thomas; that three of these sons came to America and after 
locating, sent for their father and two brothers, and that Samuel, the father, died 
at sea, in sight of land, in 1728, and was buried on Manhattan Island by his two 

This family first settled in Pennsylyania and remained till about 1730, when 
possibly on account of the persecution then inflicted by strict religious laws, they 
decided to change their abode. North Carolina offered a suitable home for the 
persecuted, and the Harris brothers were among the first settlers in the region 
in and around Mecklenberg County. 

Samuel Harris is said to have been the first settler in what is now Mecklen- 
berg County. The following is told of his coming to this part of North Caro- 
lina: He married Martha Laird, who had come over on the same vessel to Amer- 
ica. After he had married Martha in Pennsylvania he came to his brothers in 
North Carolina, about Poplar Tent. They recommended that he go on to what is 
now Rocky River Congregation and settle there. The tradition is that he went 
and selected a location for his house and cut down a tree for boards. When he 
had cut off a log he could not split it. He went back to his brothers and reported 
that he could not find any board timber that would split. They told him that 
this could not be the case, and went with him to help build his house. They 
showed him a board tree right in his yard. After they had cut off a cut they 
went to his former board tree to get a wedge, and found it was a sweet gum 
tree. They soon built his house, and he moved his family there. He is said to 

*Hr. J. W. Slaa^htor. of Good water. Ala., says that in 1865 Bdwin Wiley, a ^rand-son of Samanl and Martha Laird 
Harris, told him that three brothers, Robert. James and Charles, came first from Ireland and then from Pennsylvania 
aai sektiad in Morth Car jlina, and that afterwards the balance of the family came to Pennsylvania, the father havlns 
.liei when in sight of Ian 1 aal having been buried on shore, and after landinsr Samael married Martha Laird, who came 
ov )r oa t'to nmi ahla aid w^nt to his brothers in N jrth Carolina. This Edwin Wiley died in 1866 at an advanced ase. 
This maices it appear that at least three of the brothers came ahead of the father. The uniform tradition in my own 
family (which is from James), and in the family of Charles of Poplar Tent, is that the sons came first and after them tho 
father. REV. J. C HARRIS. 


have been the first iettler in what is now Mecklenberg County, N. C. The third 
day after he had moved in he h^ard an axe» and on ffoing to it found that a Mi^. 
Alexander had moved in on the previous day. He was the second settler in what 
is now Mecklenberip. The two families formed the nucleus of Rocky River 
Church, and Were the ancestors of the l&rge number of Harrises and Alexanders 
of Mecklehberar County» North Carolina* 

The Harris family in Nortl)[ Carolina is descended from the brothers above 
mentioned and ti4m Robert Harris^ who was bom in the County of Donegal, 
Provln<!ie of tllMir, on Ausrust lt6, 1702. About 1745 he came to America and 
settled iti LaitekStlr County^ Pennsylvania, where he lived until 1766, when he 
settled 6ti ^^f River, where, the church new stands. He died Dec. 26, 1788. 
He brou^hi thte4 ehildren with him to North Carolina, viz. : 
WILLIAM^ borfi tSk Pennsylvaina, Jan. 1, 1755. married Ann Maddly. 
ROBERT, marHA^t EUeanor Rqss. 
MAR^, married Alexander Ferguson. 

Dr. Charles Harris, ''the Surgeon'' of Poplar Tent, called this William Har- 
ris (above), ''Couiin Billy.'' . 

Robert, Jr., lived about ten Miles from Harrisburg, in Cabarrus County, 
near Clear Creek. This Roberfeand his brother William corresponded with rel- 
atives in Pennjiyltania. Some Of their correspondence is in the hands of t)ieir 
Rocky River descendants today. 

Conf Uflioii naturally arisef in distinguishing the members of these families 
who lived in the same sections of the country about the same time. There 
are at present three distinct Hiurris families in Mecklenberg County, and many 
detached members of other f unilies that bear the name. 


ROBERT HARRIS, known throughout the family as Col. Robert and Robert 
of Reedy Creek, Was possibly the most prominent of the five Harris brothers* 
He was one of th^ officers appointed by Grov. Tryon and participated in the battle 
of the Regulators^ and his name is attached to the report of the officers declin- 
ing to fight When^they reached the Yadkin River. (See Wheeler's History of 
North Carolina.) ''On May 20, 1776, when the delegates had met to declare inde. 
pendence, Robert. Harris, a member of the convention, arose and addressed the 
chair, saying: If yeu resolve on independence, how shall we all be absolved 
from the ogli^ations of the oath we took to be true to King George the Third, 
about four yeats igo, after the Regulation battle, when we were sworn, whole 
militia companies together? I should be glad to know how gentlemen can clear 
their conscience^ ttfter taking that oath?' The speaker referred to the blood 
shed by Coy. Tryon on the 16th of May, 1771, on Almance Creek, when he dis- 
pensed tiie Regulators, men driven to open resistance of his Majesty's officers 
by their tyranny and exactions; and to numerous executions that followed in 
HilIsboh>ugh ^nd the neighboring country; and to the oath of allegiance forced 
on the people by the Governor, to save their lives and property, after that 
bloodshed. The question produced great confusion, and many attempted to 
reply; the chairmAi could with oiflculty preserve order. The question did not 


imply fear, or want of patriotism; it simply revealed the spirit and tone of the 
man's conscience, and that he was one of those bUssed of the Lord, 'who 
sweareth to his own heart, and chanjgretb not, ' The ^^citement that followed 
evinced the fact that the speaker had struck a chord that vibrated throu^rh the 
assembly." (Taken from Poote's Sketches of North Carolina. ) 

This occurrence caused Col. Robert Harrifi tt> be" spoken of as a Tory, 
althoufirh he was not a Tory in an obnoxious sensfe, as'was proved by the fact 
that he held office throughout the Revolutionary wlar.^ ' ^ 

He was appointed Register of Deeds of MecklenbBrg County in 1763, and 
served till 17d3. This was possibly the first office held in Mecklenberg County, 
and the records of the county between those dtftes shoij^'in many instances the 
bold, clear handwriting of Col. Harrisl 

Col. Robert Harris's wife's name has not yet \>een found. She was possibly 
dead at the time of makiiig his will, as no mention is^made of her in the will. He 
died about 1798. as the will was made in 1796 and cotfidl in 1798. 



' In the name of God, amen. I, Robert Harrig, being in iay erdiiuary state of health, blessed 
hm God for all His mercies to me,lcalling to mind mortality of viy body, do make this my last will 
and testament: 

First— I order all my just debts to be paid, with funei-al expenses. 

Second— I bequeath to my son, Robert Harris, my negro Harris, and admise my son to sell 
said negro in this neighborhood so that he may live neaf his parents, l also bequeath to my son 
my watch and one bed and clothes, also my book, M. S. Baxter, and 3haw's two books, and Mil- 
ton's Paradise Lost and Gained, and my body cloth and my new. saddle. Secondly, I bequeath to 
my daughter Elizabeth my negroes, Dublin, Cloe, Prince and Charles. I order my negro Sal to 
go with Cloe, so that my daughter may take care of her, as she has the fits, the said negroes to 
continue in her possession during her life, and at her death she may dispose of them as she thinks 
proper. I bequeath to my grandson. Major James Harris, my negro Melinda. I bequeath to my 
grand-daughter Grizel one bed and clothes and two cpws and two calves, and also my little 
negro, Liney, daughter to Malinda. I also bequeath to my grand-daughter, Dorcas John Coch- 
ran's wife, 40 lbs, to be paid in two years after my death. I will and bequeath to my son-in-law, 
Samuel Harris, one English shillings. I order my executovs to pay the heirs of Robert McMurry 
15 lbs, the remainder of William Campbell's estate. I bequeath jto, my daughter Elizabeth the 
remainder of what furniture is in my house not mentioned above, the oval table excepted, which 
I order to be sold. I order all my land to be sold and every part of my property not mentioned 
above, and after paying the above legacy the money arising from the sale and what may be in my 
hands at my death to be equally divided between tny son Robert and my daughter Elizabeth, to 
be by them possessod and enjoyed. I ordain and appoint my whole and sole executors my 
grandson, James Harris, and Edward Giles, Esq., revoking all former wills by me made. 

In testimony whereof, I set my hand and seal this 26tb day/)f January, 1796. 

Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of Charles Harris, Robert Cochran, William 
Harris. (Signed) ROBERT HARRIS. (Seal.) 

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*"I feel pretty sure that Col. Robert Harris lies in old Coddle Creek Cemetarlry. I think he waa the oldect of the 
Ave brothers. The descendants of his in North Carolina were much avriATetlTOTi^.his so-ealled adherence to the Kliiff. 
and let hi4 name drop from their records. The discovery of the will .was a rerelation to me. I cannot find oat where It 
is recorded in coart, bat I am iroins to try to find oat. In inx own father's day I used to hear them taUc about 'the Tory/ 
and then abiat th9 fortuai m Jamaica left by his son. Bobart, and the old cotistn^ who nsed to tell me so much* saU that 
It was believed he wjuld have divided it between his sister's children. Levi and Rosa, bat they were In the Fas West, aad 
then he left no will, and nobody seemed to know how to estoblish the elafan for any of the eonneetion. Nor did ther 
know where his father was buried, and no one knew the name of the ship.spoB whi^h Samuel died and which brevsht 
the brothers to America. I think two of the brother. Robert and James, came over Srst. It Is clear that two of Samoa 
Harris's sons (Samuel, who married Martha Laird. faCher of Matthew, ete.). James and SamueKcalled Sr.). marHsd} 
siitofi* diir'itsrs of C )l. !t>b3rt. bit i^ ths records of their children the names of the mothers are not mentioned " 




ROBERT HARRIS, died unmarried. He went to Jamaica and amassed a large fortune. 
He visited his relatives in North Carolina and Mississippi about 1816. 

ELIZABETH HARRIS, m a cousin, Mr. Harris, and had issue: 

•♦ROSANA HARRIS, m Daniel Mackey, in Mississippi. (See his line for issue. ) 
♦LEVI CUNNINQHAM HARRIS, brother of Rosanna Harris and son of Elizabeth 
Harris, m Lucy Anne Green Carpenter, April 20, 1833. Issue: 
. Mari^ Lpuise Harris, b 1834, d 1834. . 
,Levi Cabell Harris^ b 1836, d 1836. 

Elizabeth. Savage Harris, b Dec. 25, 1837, d in Vicksburg, Miss., May 25, 
1873, m to John Templeton Green, of Vicksburg. He died Oct. 9, 
1892. Issue: 
. ^ ; Thomas Marston Green, b at White Hall, Claiborne Co., 

Miss., May 27, 1864. 
.^li:^abeth Harris Green, b in Clinton, Miss., Sept. 30, 1865, m 
April 11, 1888, in Selma, Ala., to gJunius Moore Riggs, 
* . of Montgomery, Ala. 

^ Sidney Stewart Green, b 1868, d 1871. 
Harris Green, b at Goodrich Landing, La., Sept. 5, 1870, d 
.-4 1-^^ • . January, 1899. -. . 

Frank Templeton Green, b 1872, d 1874. 
Mary Bradfosd Harris, b May 14, 1843, m fH. M. Coulson, of Port Gibson, 
Miss. Issue: 

«. • Lucy Hughes Coulson, b March, 1872, m July 20, 1893, to W. 
— ^ G.Millinder. 

" Lucy Anne Harris, b July 9, 1846, m May 4, 1872, to JDaniel Partridge, of 
. Mobile^Ala. Issue: 

Daniel Partridge, b March 3, 1878, m Nov., 1903, to Grace S. 
: ^ ' ^ Solomon, x>f Maryland. Issue: 

Daniel Partridge, b July 16, 1906. 
*t V v.* ^ .Preston Hughes Partridge, b Sept. 27, 1874, m Bessie Du- 

Laney, of St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 13, 1902. Issue: 
^' i: " t-> Preston Hughes Partridge, b June 2, 1903. 
■ " ••' • •• • • Charles Stevens Partridge, b July, 1906. 

■ ■ .1 I. Ill I f r I il « , ■■ I 1^1. I. HI ..■^■■■i . .. ■. . .■ ■ . ■ . I • I I- . • , ■ , ■ I II 

tDttttiel Partridce vnlistod in tto^a-jhtd AIs.. and Mrvad three years as Lst lieut. of his company. The balance of the 
war he waa Ii^speetor an4 Oiyinance Ofllaer of Battle's Brigade, Rodes' Division, Army at Northern Virsinia. 

'•.■<.?«-.''.-..* "■ i ■ v ^ , , ^ 

*Letri C. Harris was in thei^aiv.of 1SQ2. ~ CsTalry, under Major Thomas Hinds. Was shot throoffh the right 
shoulder in the battle of New.Or)e«n%.Ji^n. 8. 181^. and lost the use of his richt arm and hand. He Was a successful 
merchant, an ele^ftot flr«ntlema& and devoted Christian. He m6ved to Clinton, Miss..- to educate his children; and died 
there Jan. 28, ISO. Hb wife died nine years before. Jan. IZ, 1854. ' < ' 

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**Daniel Maekey and wifsp Itbsana Harris, his brother. Hush Hrckey. and wife, came to Missidiippi about 1810. The 

census for that year contained their names. Leri C. Harris, the brother of Rosa, miffht have come at the Same time^ but 
his name was not on the records of that year ascoutaiaed tn the Hall of History of MississippL The mother of Bcaa and 
Levi Harris married a seeead tlaae, and had two sans that lived to be ^rown. Her husband was named Snider, and may 
have been Adam Snider, who came to Mississippi at the same time Daniel Mackey came, and in 1810 tbls Adam Snider had 
three msles under 21, one feauile over 21 and three females under 21 in his family: Of the children of Roea Harris's 
mother by the Snider marriaa^'ifiifily two sons were known by. our family. One Ranson. alwsys kqown as Uncle Ranson, 
mtde his horn 3 with Grand fathdtr Bejttden Jordan .Mackey. and never married. My mother has • very pleasant recoi)ec- 
leetion of this old uncle, and liia.dafni(»rreqtype shows a very n^t, pleasant-faced old sentleman, too flrood for the sad fate 
that was his. Durioir the Civil wai;.he went with a number of wasons to Louisiana for salt, and was captured by the 
Yanke-M while he was trying to cross tfaie river near Natchez, put on ft ffun-boat, and never heard of any more. I hav^ 
often wished that I knew whmt hli fate was. ■ The other .Snider soh was named AloniMi, and I do not know what becam* 
ef him. 

Members of the family la North Carolina, visited the Mississippi relatives, and one cousin of Levi Harris, who 
tauffht school near him, used to write back to North •Garolina oft Levi and his family. This school teacher cousin used to 
say that Jamaica Bob intended leaving his iortnae io the children of Levi and Rosanna. 

Unnius Moore Risvs Is Slate Supreme Court Librarian of Alabama. 

tH. M. Coulson served through the war as a prnrate in company K« 12th Miss.. C. S. A., and was aeverelj woundefl 
at F^asier's Fanh, June 80. 1862. 


Lucy Cfreen iParhldge, b VUy i, itlti^ m jufie 1, 1907, to 

Frederic McRae Hatch, of Qreeni|boro, Ali^- 
Charles Stevens Partridge, b June 80^ 1979. 
Mary Winslow Partridge, b April 29, 1881, ' 
Mildred Cabell Partridge, b 1883, d 188|. 
Martha Augusta Harris, b Feb. 9, 1847, d July 17, }872, m Oct. 12, 1870, 
to **Dr. W. C. McCaleb, of Adams Co., Miss. Issue: 

Lucy Augusta McCaleb, b May 10, 187^ pi Nov. 22, 1898» to 
C. A. Morris. Issue: 

. Elizabeth McCaleb Morris. 1} Oct. 29, 1899. 
Charles E. Morris, b Nov. 6, 1900, d May, 1901. 
Lucy Augusta Morris, b Nov. 15, 1901. 
Eugenia Cristler Morris, b Oct. 15, 1903. 
Peariy May Morris, b Aug. 22, 1905. 
William ColUns Morris, b Sept. 23, 1909. 


Nothing is known of James Harris expect that he lived and died at Poplar 
Tent or in that region. The Anson County records show him to have been one 
of the first and one of the largest land owners about the forks pf Rocky River. 

■ »■ ■■■ ■ ■ ■f»i^——i»W^» ^ y III! 11 


State of North Carolina, Mecklenburg Co., Oct 14» 1778. 

In the name of Qod, amen. I, James Harris, of the county and state aforesaid, being in 
perfect health and sound mind, in the exercise of my reason and Judgment, but considering the 
mortality of my body and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die, I do hereby constitute 
and appoint this my last will and testament (hereby do revoke^ make void and disannul all former 
wills and testaments made by me.) Imprimis: I commit my aoul into the hands of a merciful 

Item— I commit my body to be decently interred in the earthy at the discretion of my dear 
wife and executors. 

Item— I order all my lawful debts and funeral expenses to be paid. 

Item— I bequeath to my dear wife four half ichanuaa in gold pioney a^d likewise 40 pounds 
proclamation money, her bed and bed clothes. I also bequeath to my deaf wife during her life- 
time the use of the plantation I now live on, together wiPHi all the implements, improvements and 
appurtenances thereunto belonging, likewise one negiyi fellow Lewis and one liorse, she shall 
make the choice of, belonging to my estate. Also three cowfe and one 2-y^-old steer and four 
sheep and one set of plow-irons. Also my household furnli^ret except what ^hall hereafter be 
bequeathed, And at her demise I order that the said artiolfs (except one bed out of the above, 
which bed I order to be given to my daughter, Jeniiett^s, son Bapt^ste) be sold and equally 
divided among all my children. '. 

Item— I bequeath to my son Robert all my wearing apparel. 

Item— I bequeath to my daughter, Jennett, 15 pounds lawful money of the state, her bed 
and bed-clothes, her saddle and spinning-wheel. I also order 100 pounds to be put to interest, 
and the interest arising from said 100 pounds to be paid tip her annually ^as long as she lives, and 
at her demise the said 100 pounds to be equally divided among all the children. 

Item— I bequeath to my daughter Mary 15 pounds, her bed ahd bedclothes, her saddle and 
spinning-wheel. I also order that 100 pounds be put at interest, and that the interest arising 
fi^m the said 100 pounds be paid to her annually as long aa she lives, and at her demise the said 
100 pounds be equally divided among all my children. ^ 

Item— I order that 100 pounds be put to interest, and that the interest arising from said 100 
pounds be paid to my daughter Jennett's son, Baptiste's, use, for his maiistenance as long as he 
lives, and at his demise the said 100 pounds to be equally divided among a^l my children. 

Item— I order that what is over and above, or remains, of my estate after the above lega- 
cies are paid off, be sold and equally divided among all my children, viz: Robert, Samuel, Jen- 


nett, John, «tames, Elizabeth, William and Mary, and if any one of my children herein named 
should die before the above legacies are their property, I order that their children shall be heirs 
of the part of my estate herein bequeathed to their parent by me. 

I constitute and appoint Robert Harris, son of Charles Harris, and my two sons, Samue^ 
and James, to be my executors of this my last will and testament, and I constitute and appoint 
Charlie Harris, Robert and my two sons, Samuel and John, to be guardians for my two 
daughters, Jennett and Mary, and for my daughter Jennett's son, Baptiste. 

In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this 14th day of October, A. D. 1778. 


Witnesses: Adday Gingles and Margaret Gingles. 

JAMES HARRIS, son of Samuel Harris who died at sea, settled in Poplar Tent 
neighborhood, on Rocky Rive^. Issue: 

♦ROBERT HARRIS, m Margaret Harper, on Oct. 19, 1757. She was b Aug. 17, 1737. He 
was private in Capt. Charles Polk's company, in Gen. Rutherford's campaign against the 
Indians. (See Hunter's Sketches of Western North Carolina, page 178.) Issue: 

tOLIVER HARRIS, b Sept. 28, 1763, d Jan. 25, 1835, m Margaret Shelby, Sept. 
4, 1788. She was b Dec. 16, 1772, d Oct. 11, 1844. Issue: 

Dorcas Harris, b Oct. 28, 1789, d April 9, 1814, m John Sheppherd, May, 
1807. Issue : 

Dorcas Harris Sheppherd, m July 25, 1835, to Daniel Cline. 
Robert W. Harris, b May 8, 1791, m Rachel Harris, Oct. 13, 1818. 
Jane Harris, b Feb. 2, 1793, m Cyrus Henderson, Jan. 2, 1818. 
Isabella Harris, b June 24, 1895, m William Johnson, Feb. 13, 1817. 
Moses Harris, b Feb. 9, 1798, m M. A. K. Harris, April, 1828. 
tHezekiah Price Harris, b May 5, 1800, m Matilda Sadler, in Nov., 1828. 

Wade Hampton Harris, and others. 
Thomas S. Harris, b June 18, 1802. 

Bernice Harris, b April 16, 1804, Thomas Jahiel Sloan, Nov. 17, 1825. 
Charles A. Harris, b Jan. 9, 1807. 

Narcissus S. Harris, b April 20, 1809, m David C. Hope, Nov. 8, 1831. 

SAMUEL Harris, b about 1735, in Pennsylvania, and came with his father's family to the 
Rocky River section, about Poplar Tent. He m 1st Rebecca Morrison, dau of William Morri- 
son, who came from Pennsylvania in 1751 and settled on Third Creek, in what is now 
Iredell County, N. C. She d Aug. 11, 1776, Issue: 
JAMES HARRIS, b Aug. 24, 1759. 

WILLIAM HARRIS, b Oct. 5, 1760, m a dau of Fergus Sloan. 
MARGARET HARRIS, b Jan. 20, 1762, m Wm. Roseborough and moved west. No 

further records. 
EDWARD HARRIS, b May 5, 1763, m Sarah Kollock. 
ANDREW HARRIS b Oct. 26, 1764, m Ed Perrin, in Kentucky. She was of the 

Virginia Perrin and Clopton families. Had a large family. 
MARY HARRIS, b March 11, 1766, m James McCollum. Had a large family. 
REBECCA HARRIS, b Sept. 20, 1767, m Andrew Province. Had issue. 

*This Robert Harris wms called '*Robert Harria, Junior/' beeaoae he had a eonsin, "Robert Barria» Senior." the son 
of Charles Harrla, of Poplar Tent. 

tMoved to Cape Girardeao Coanty. Mlasoui In 1818. 

tHaseiriah Price Harris, bom in the neiffhbarhood of Bethphacne Presbyterian Ghareh, in North Carolina, in abovt 
1818 mored with his father's family to Mlssoari, retorned and read medicine under "Dr. Charles Harris, the Sorareon," 
m If fttilda Sadler, in November, 1828. He had a son. Richard Sadler Harris, who died recently in Concord, N. C and who 
was the father ef Wade Hampton Harris, the distiniruished editor of the Charlotte Chronicle, in Charlotte. N. C 

**Or. W. C. If eCaleb^wss a Sursean, C. S. A.. 4th Mias. Cavalry, and was promoted Chief of the Medical Board ef 
Brandon Poet. (See preeedinff pace.) 


MARTHA HARRIS, b Feb. 12, 1770, m Robert Sloan, son of Ferg^us Sloan, March 

13, 1788. Had a large family. 
SAMUEL HARRIS, b Oct. 27, 1772, m 1st Sarah Province, Sept. 4, 1795. She d in 

1803. He m 2nd, in 1805, to Jane Devir. She d in 1819. He m 3rd to Mrs. 

Lydia J. Silliman, in 1819. He d in 1841. 
PAMILLA HARRIS, b Nov. 14, 1775, m Robert McCord, Dec. 31, 1795. 

Samuel Harris m 2nd on Apnl S, IVSe, to Mrs. Mary Dixon Wilson. She d Sept. 7, 
1833. Issue: 

ABNER HARRIS, b Jan. 15, 1787, m Mary Stevenson. He m 2nd to Mrs. Mary Wil- 
son, nee Wilson. He d May 31, 1845. Issue: 

William Harris, the father of Rev. J. C. Harris, of Tocan, N. C. 

ELI HARRIS, b Aug. 22, 1789, m Cynthia , April 26, 1815, d Sept. 27, 1821, in 

Lawrence Co., 111. She d Aug. 31, 1821. Issue: 

Rufus K. Harris, b June 1, 1816, d Feb. 5, 1856, m Minerva Nichols, Dee. 
20, 1841. Issue: 

Edward Silliman Harns, b Jan. 5, 1853, d Dec. 30, 1791, m 
Elizabeth McAfee, of Kentucky, in 1874. Issue: 
George Edward Harris, b Sept. 24, 1876. 
Virgil Lee Harris, b Jan. 17, 1879. 
Amanda McAfee Harris, b May 3, 1882. 
Anna Minerva Harris, b Sept! 14, 1888. 
LYDIA HARRIS, b Dec. 22, 1791, m Thomas Stevenson, May 7, 1812. Issue: 
Twelve children. 


SAMUEL AND REBECCA MORRISON HARRIS settled one-half mile due north 
of Loray, on the south fork of Fourth Creek. Their children were: 

JAMES--Went west, to Tennessee, perhaps. Was still alive in 1Q15, and shared with the 
brothers and sisters the estate of their brother, Edward Harris. I have not found him or his 

WILLIAM—Moved for a time to Bourbon Co., Kentucky, then to Wilson Co , Tennessee, 
where he raised a large family and died. 

MARGARET— Moved west. I have not found her family. 

EDWARD— Married Sarah Kollock, daughter of a Princeton, N. J., professor. He was a 
graduate of Princeton. Settled at Newberne, N. C, where he practiced law and engaged in 
land entry business in Hyde Co., around Lake Mattamuskeet, also in Cabarrus Co., North Caro- 
lina and in Tennessee. He entered in all, from first to last, not less than 100,000 acres. In 1811 
he was elected Judge of the Superior Court of North Carolina, which office he continued to fill 
until July, 1813, when he died while holding court at Lumberton, in Robertson Co., N. C, where 
he is buried and where he has a monument to his grave. He had no children. His widow nuir- 
ried Samuel King, of Iredell Co., North Carolina, but died without heirs. 

ANDREW — ^Went west to Kentucky, in company with Daniel Boone, shortly after the close 
of the Revolution, and took an active part in the Indian warfare of that country. He resided at 
Point Lick, in Madison Co , Kentucky, until the year 1806, when he removed to Williamson Co., 
Tenn., where he died in 1812. He left a large family. 

MARY — Lived and died in what is now the Loray neighborhood, Iredell Co., North Caro- 
lina^ on a place that adjoined the place of her father, Samuel Harris, and that of her grandfather, 
William Morrison. She raised a large family. Her three sons and one of her daughters moved 
to Tennessee, where they lived and died. 

Other children of James Harris as mentioned in his will were: 


REBECCA— Married Andrew Province, in Madison Co., Kentucky. They removed to Car- 
roll Co., Tennessee, where they lived and died. Their descendants live in Tennessee and 

MARTHA— Married to Robert Sloan, son of Fergus Sloan. They moved to the vicinity of 
Nashville, Tenn., in 1802, and on to Washington Co., Mo., in 1804, where they had nuerous 

SAMUEL — Married 1st to Sarah Province (a niece of Andrew above), in Madison Co., Ken- 
tucky. He removed to Tennessee in 1800, where he lived (in Wilson and Sumner Counties) until 
1815, when he removed to Edwards Co., Illinois, in 1816. His wife Sarah died in 1803, and in 1806 
he married 2nd Jane Devir, a kinswoman of his first wife, in Madison Co., Kentucky. Jane 
Devir Harris, his second wife, died in 1810, and he married 3rd Mrs. Lydia Silliman, nee Jarvis, 
of Sullivan Co., Indiana, in December, 1819. He removed to Parke Co., Indiana, and settled at 
Rochville in 1837, where he lived and died in 1841. He left numerous descendants. 

PAMILLA — ^Married Robert McCord, in Madison Co., Kentucky. Removed to Rochville* 
Parke Co., Indiana, where they died and are buried and where they left a large family. 

ABNER— Removed to Tennessee. Lived for a time in Wilson Co., and later removed to 
Obion Co. 

ELI— Moved to Tennessee. Had 600 acres of land in "Western District of Tennessee, on 
Obion River." He moved on to Lawrence Co., Illinois, where he owned 800 acres of land. 

LYDIA and her husband lived and died in the old Samuel Harris home at Loray, in Iredell 
Co., North Carolina. They raised twelve children. 

SAMUEL HARRIS, the father of these thirteen children, died of typhoid fever Oct. 5, 
1796. His first wife, Rebecca Morrison, died Aug. 30, 1776. His 2nd wife, Mrs. Mary Wilson, nee 
Dixon, died Sept. 7, 1833. 


SAMUEL HARRIS, son of Samuel Harris who died at sea, married Martha 
Laird in Pennsylvania. They had come to America in the same ship, and doubt- 
less their courtship was the result of their long voyage together. They moved 
to North Carolina and later to Georgia with their son Matthew, who married Han- 
nah Ross, and are buried under the tree that gave shelter to their first camp in 
Green County, Georgia. (For Hannah Ross» see page 109.) 


In the name of Grod, amen. I, Samuel Harris, of the State of Greorgia and County of Greene, 
being weak in body but of sound memory (blessed be God) , do this 10th day of March, 1789, 
make this my last will and testament in the following manner, that is to say: 

First~I will and bequeath to my son, Robert Harris, 40 pounds, and my wearing apparel. 

Also I bequeath to my son, James Harris, 15 pounds. 

I give and bequeath to my son, Thomas, one negro man named Sanco, and one negro 
woman, named Dinah, and that my son Thomas pay 10 pounds to the other legatees. 

Also I give and bequeath to my son, Samuel Harris, the sum of 30 pounds. 

Also I bequeath to my son-in-law, William Wylie, 30 pounds and my desk. 

Also to my son-in-law, Thomas McCaul, the sum of 5 pounds. 

Also I give and bequeath to my son, John Harris, the sum of 10 pounds. 

Also I give and bequeath to my son, William Harris, the sum of 20 pounds. 

Also I give and bequeath to my grand-son, Samuel Ross, the sum of 15 pounds. 

Also I give and bequeath to my son, Laird Harris' (deceased), son, Laird, the sum of 10 
pounds and a horse worth 10 pounds, and if he should die before he comes to the age of 21 years, 
the property to return to my own children, to be divided among them on the same principles that 
my other bequeathments are made. 

Also I give and bequeath to my son, Matthew, 290 acres of land, whereon he now lives, and 
a negro girl, Ruth, and a negro man, Peter, to be his property after the decease of my wife, 
Martha Harris. 

Also I give and bequeath to my sons, Thomas and Matthew, and my son-in-law, William 
Wylie, all my plantation, tools and implements of husbandry and kitchen furniture, to be equally 
divided among them by lot after the decease of my wife^ Martha. 


Also I give and bequeath mp library of books to my children, to be equally divided by lot 
to all except Thomas McCaul. 

Also I give and bequeath to my grand-son, Moses Wylie, a negro woman named Mary Ann> 
to be his after the death of my wife, Martha, providing he acquit my heirs of a sum of money I 
am indebted to Moses, deceased, which is about 14 pounds, principal and interest thereon due' 
and if the said Moses should die without issue, the negro to revert to my own children, to be 
di^ed on the same principles as above mentioned. 

Also I give and bequeath to my son, Matthew Harris, a negro man named March, nn place 
of the negro Peter, who he is to get as aforesaid, and March is to be sold for the use of my other 
childred, to be divided as before mentioned. 

Also my land to be sold to the highest bidder after the decease of my wife, together with 
my wagons and horses and cattle, and all such articles as are not bequeathed to any one of my 

Also I will and bequeath to my wife, Martha Harris, all that pertaining to the dwelling 
house, orchards, buildings, cleared land (all that is on the same side of the branch on which the 
buildings stand.) 

Also the use of two horses fit for service and three milch cows, kitchen furniture, house- 
hold plumishon, and after her decease to be observed that the kitchen furniture and household 
plumishon to be only divided among my children, Thomas and Matthew Harris and Wm. Wylie. 

All my property that is not divided, willed or bequeathed to any one of my legatees is 
hereby ordered to be exposed for sale, and the net products to be divided in proportion to the 
above legatees mentioned to my own children only. 

I hereby ordain Thomas Harris, Samuel Harris and Andrew Reid my sole executors of this* 
my last will and testament, to take care and see the same performed according to my true intent 
and meaning, and I do hereby renounce all former wills and bequf(flthments whatsoever. 

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand atLd «eal the day and year alK>ve written. 

Schedule: It is to be remembered that March is to be in Matthew's service during the life 
of my wife, Martha, then to give up Mkrch and take Peter, and March to be sold and the neat 
products to be divided as above to my own children. 

Also I appoint and constitute Andrew Baxter one of my executors. 

Signed, sealed and executed in the presence of James Flanigan, Elizabeth Baxter and 
Martha Harris. SAMUEL HARRIS. (Seal.) 

SAMUBL HARRIS, b in Scotland, son of Samuel Harris who died at sea, mar- 
ried Martha Laird. (See p. 207.) Issue: 

SAMUEL HARRIS, son of Samuel Harris and Martha Laird, m Martha Harris, dau of Col. 
Robert Harris. They were cousins. (See p. 202.) Issue: 
SAMUEL HARRIS, m Miss Cochran. 
ROBERT HARRIS, m 1st Miss Robb, 2nd to Miss Glass. 
LAIRD HARRIS, m 1st Theresa Alexander. Issue: 

Samuel Harris. 

Nathaniel Harris. 
LAIRD HARRIS m 2nd to Mrs. Harriet Alexander. 
PEGGY HARRIS, m Mr. Johnson. 
JANE HARRIS, m 1st McCamey Alexander, m 2nd Andrew McConnell. Issue: 

Francis McConnell (son.) 
MARY HARRIS, m John Gilmer. 
DORCAS HARRIS, m John Cochran. 
LINNIE HARRIS, m Wiley Harris. 

JAMES HARRIS, son of Samuel Harris and Martha Laird . Issue: 
' WILLIAM HARRIS, m Martha Cochran, March 3, 1795. Issue: 
Elizabeth Harris, b March 25, 1796. 
James Harris, b Jan. 22, 1798. 
Tirzah Harris, b April 16, 1800. 

Robert Cochran Harris, b Oct. 8, 1802, m March 16, 1829, to Mary Orr 
Alexander. Issue: 

Martha Jane Alexander, b Dec. 18, 1831. 
Mary Hunter Harris, b Oct. 24, 1833. 


Warren Cunningham Harris, b Jan. 16, 1836, m Mrs. Annie 
(Alexander) Query, Oct. 18, 1866. Issue: 
Robert Newton Harris, b July 22, 1867. 
Thomas Sidney Harris, b Oct. 29, 1869. 
Marcus Layfayette Harris, b June 5, 1872. 
Nathaniel Baxter Harris, b April 3, 1874. 
William Pringle Harris, b Feb. 28, 1876. 
Manlius Orr Harris, b Feb. 5, 1878. 
John Henry Harris, b April 18, 1880. 
Irene Caroline Harris, b June 22, 1883. 
Annie Lessye Harris, b Sept. 19, 1885. 
Fred Warren Harris, b July 1, 1888. 
Moses Manlius Harris, b Feb. 16, 1838, m Martha Harris, dau 
of William Pringle Harris. Issue: 
Martha Harris. 
Jane Harris. 
Katherine Elizabeth Harris, b June 12, 1841. 
Charles Cunningham Harris, b May 4, 1806. 

Jesse Whitaker Harris, b May 25, 1809, m Adeline Alexander. Issue: 
Nathan Harris. 
Charles Harris. 

Adaline C. Harris, b May 8, 1836. 
Mary Jane Harris, b Aug. 13, 1837. 
Margaret Mariah Harris, b Nov. 11, 1811, m Mr. Alexander. 
William Pringle Harris, b March 7, 1815. Married, name of wife not 
given. Issue: 

Martha Harris, b May 15, 1835. 
William Brice Harris, b Nov. 3, 1837. 
Martha Ann Harris, b Nov. 15, 1817. 
Nathan Charles Harris, b June 26, 1827. 
Major Harris, signer of the Mecklenberg Declaration. 
"Tailor Billie." See above. 
Major Thomas Harris, m Miss Carouth. 

"■"ROBERT HARRIS, son of Samuel Harris and Martha Laird. 

"^LAIRD HARRIS, son of Samuel Harris and Martha Laird. 

MARTHA HARRIS, m Moses Wylie. He was drowned in the Tiger River, S. C. Issue: 
MOSES WYLIE, progenitor of the Wylie family in Charieston, S. C. 

MARY HARRIS, m William Wylie and settled in Hancock Co., Georgia. 

JANE HARRIS, m Rev. Thomas McAule and d in Winnsboro, S. C. He and family went to 

WILLIAM HARRIS, settled in Georgia. 

THOMAS HARRIS, settled in Georgia. 

tMATTHEW HARRIS, son of Samuel Harris and Martha Laird, m Hannah Ross, in 1784. 

^Reared families and died in Mecklonbers County, N. C. 

tlCattbew Harris was allowed a pension on his application executed Oct. 39. 1832. at which time he was a resident of 

Greene Goanty. 6a.. and 73 years old. He alloved that he resided in Wilkes County. 6a.. when he enlisted in 1776, in Capt . 

HattoQ Hf iddleton's S^ond Company. Major Leonard Marhary's First Reiriment of Horse Brijrade, was in encasements 

with Indians at Marbory's Fort and on the Toiuraloo River, and discharged about the first of 1778, hayinc served 18 


tWilHam and Thomas Harris settled in Hancock County, 6a., where they raised families and died. The Baxters of 
69orvia are deieended from this Thom%s Harris on the mother's side. Eli Harris, of 6eoraria, descended from Thomas. 
The youngest son, Matthew, settled in 6reene County, 6a.. where he reared his family. He was a member of the Bethany 
Presbyterian Ch*irch. His wife. Hannah Riss, was buried there. He was buried in Tallapoosa County, Ala., in April. 
1845, with military honors. Robert must have been 45 or 60 years old at the time of the Revolutionary war; Samuel and 
J%m ss between 40 and 46. The family as a rule wore very intellectual and moral, and made good citizens. The above is 
from J. W. Slaughter, of Goodwaier, Ala., whose mother was Temperance Harris, a daughter of Matthew and Hannah 
Rasa Harris. He obtained it from Bdwin Wylie. of Hancock County. 6a.. a son of Mary Harris and William Wylie, who 
W4S a wsll-postad and intelligent gentleman, who knew personally all the parties and relatives mentioned. He gave the 
above aketeh la 1866^ just before he died at an advaaeed age. 


He was b in North Carolina and died in Georgia in 1845, aged 1Q2. Issue: 

ROSS HARRIS, born in Georgia, unmarried. Killed by Indians in the Seminole war. 

SAMUEL HARRIS, b in Georgia, m Euphemia Pealer. Issue: 
Ross Harris. 
Mary Harris. 
Sarah Jane Harris. 
Martha Harris. 
Narcissa Harris. 

JOHN NICHOLAS HARRIS, b in Georgia, unmarried. 

JAMES HARRIS, b in Georgia, m Lucretia Jones. Issue : 
Matthew Harris. 
McCamey Harris. 
Margaret Hrrris. 
Sarah Harris. 
Jane Harris. 
Priscilla Harris. 
Jessie Harris. 
. Mariha Harris. 

CHARLES HARRIS, m Tabitha Gibbs. Issue: 
Lucy Harris. 
Ann Harris. 
Elizabeth Harris. 
Matthew Harris. 
James Harris. 
John Wesley Harris, d in Mexican war. 

ELIZABETH HARRIS, m Justus Lake. Issue: 
Joseph Early Lake. 
Martha Miller Lake. 
Richard Lake. 
Lannen Lake. 
Matthew Harris Lake. 
Sarah Jane Lake. 
Margaret Ana Lake. 
Marion Hannah Lake. 
Cynthia Caroline Lake. 

MARTHA HARRIS, m Dickinson Jones. Issue: 
Ephraim Harris Jones. 
William Albert Jones. 
Temperance Ana Victoria Jones. 
Seymour Millie Jones. 

JANE HARRIS, m William S. Orr. Issue: 

Hannah Jane Orr. 

James Orr. 

John Nicholson Orr. 

Kate Orr. 

William A. Orr. 

Justus Orr. 

Jack Orr. 

Martha Orr and 

Mary Orr, twins. 
TEMPERANCE HARRIS, m John Slaughter. Issue: 

John Nicholson Slaughter. 

Alfred Slaughter. 

Harris Slaughter. 

Miles Slaughter. 

Matthew Slaughter. 


Radamanthus Slaughter. 
Ann Eliza Slaughter. 
Richard Ross Slaughter. 
Martha Hannah Jones. 
Alex Smith Jones. 
Marcellus Jones. 
Henry Jones. 
Louisa Jane Jones. 
Mattie Georgtana Jones. 
Sarah Elizabeth Jones. 


Commissioners' Office, Washington, D. C. 
In reply to your letter of Feb. 10, 1911, in case of Matthew Harris, war of Revolution cer- 
tificate 12279, Savannah, Ga., Agency, you are informed that the records of this office show that 
last payment was made at $75.00 per annum to March 4, 1846, to Anthony Porter, attorney for 
the pensioner, who was alive and resided in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, for four years, and 
previous to that time had resided in Greene County, Ga. 

H. C. SHOHER, Audtor, 
Treasury Dept., Washington, D. C. 


CHA.RLES HARRIS is called ^'Charles of Poplar Tent'' and "Charles ef 
1732," as if he came to N. C. then. Tradition makes him to be the youngest 
of the brothers and the first to come to North Carolina. He was one of the first 
bench of Elders of Poplar Tent Church. The given or maiden name of his fiirst 
wife is not known. The will shows that her people lived here at the time of the 
miking of his will, as he says 'Is to be paid to James or whoever takes care of 
him, and that must be any of his mother's people he chooses to live with." 
Charles' second wife was the Widow Baker nee Elizabeth Thompson, daughter 
oi the celebrated Rev. John Thompson, the pioneer Presbyterian preacher who 
preached in N. C. in 1751-1754. Elizabeth was married to Baker at that time, for 
Rev. John Thompson had a cabin of his own in Baker's yard, and when he died, 
in November, 1753, they lifted the floor and buried him underneath. That was 
the baginning of Baker's graveyard, in the vicinity of old Center Church, in 
Iredell County, North Carolina. Elizabeth was married to Charles of Poplar 
Tent some time between this and 1763, for his son, "Dr. Charles Harris, the 
Sargeon," was born in 1763. She was yet not too old to exclude the possibility 
of a third marriage when Charles made his will in 1776, for he made provision 
for her in case she did marry again. It is likely that Samuel (who taught the 
Poplar Tent School and was a graduate of Princeton College and a tutor in 
Princeton College and who died and was buried at Princeton, N. J., while a stu- 
dent of theology there) was older than "Dr. Charles the Surgeon," although 
this is not certain. "Dr. Charles the Surgeon" was a noted physician and sur- 
geon in his day, and conducted a medical school in Popular Tent, from which he 
graduated as many as ninety doctors, many of whom were leaders in their pro- 
fession. "Dr. Charles the Surgeon" was an Elder in Poplar Tent up to the time 
of his death, in 1825. When he died mention was made of his death in some of 
the leading journals of London. 



Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina, May 3, 1776. 

In the name of God, amen. I, Charles Harris, of the county and state aforesaid, being in 
good health of body and sound mind and memory (thanks be to God), calling to mind the mor- 
tality of the body and that it is appointed to all men once to die, I do make and ordain this to be 
my last will and testament. That is to say, first of all I give and bequeath my precious soul unto 
God who gave it, and my mortal body to the earth, to be buried in a decent manner, at the dis- 
cretion of my executors, nothing doubting that at the general resurrection I shall receive the 
same reunited to my soul by the Almighty God, and as touching such worldly goods as God has 
been pleased to bless me with in this life, I give, devise and bequeath the same in the following 
manner and form : 

Firsts allow all my lawful debts to be paid. 

Second—I give and bequeath to my oldest daughter, Martha, five shillings. 

Third — I bequeath to said Martha's oldest daughter, Jane Harris, twenty-five pounds proc- 
lamation currency, to be paid to her as soon as she is married, and also I bequeath to the above 
Martha's second son, Charles Edward Harris, twenty-five pounds, proclamation currency, to be 
paid to him as soon as he comes of age. 

Fourth— I give and bequeath to my oldest son, Robert, all that tract of land on the west 
side of Broad River, on both sides of Brown's Creek, in South Carolina, and 150 acres joining 
said tract, and the negro boy Jack, with one-half my wearing apparel. 

Fifth— I bequeath to my two daughters, Margaret Alexander and Jane Reese, to each of 
them, five shillings sterling. 

Sixth— I bequeath to my son James 100 pounds proclamation currency, to be kept in the 
hands of my son Samuel, and he to pay the interest of it yearly to James or to whoever takes 
care of him, and that must be any of his mother's people he chooses to live with, and when he 
dies I order said 100 pounds to be equally divided among all my children to my first wife. 

Seventh — I bequeath to my sons Samuel and Charles all that tract of land on which I now 
live, with that tract or lot called the Rich-Hill, and also 150 acres on the Big Run, west of said 
land. Likewise that land I purchased from John Mitchel on the Milky or Back Run, and that 
foKy acres I bought from Adam Meek. 

Eighth— I give and bequeath to the issue of my son Thomas, lawfully begotten, all that 
tract of land I bought of Robert Brevard, on Beaver Dam Creek, containing GOO acres, to be 
equally divided among them all when the youngest comes of age according to law, their mother 
to have her maintenance of it during her lifetime or widowhood. 

Ninth— I bequeath to my well-beloved wife, Elizabeth, one-third of all my personal estate 
during her life or widowhood, and if she marries I order that she have one good feather-bed and 
necessary clothing and her choice of all the horses belonging to the estate (Samuel's mare and 
her issue being excepted) , and twenty pounds proclamation currency, and the negro wench, 
Dinah, during her lifetime, and when she dies the said Dinah and her issue to go to my two sons, 
Samuel and Charles. 

Tenth— I give and bequeath to my two sons, Samuel and Charles, all and every part of my 
estate not before mentioned, and if either of them dies before they come of age, their part to 
go to the surviving brother, and if they both die during their non-age, their part is to be equally 
divided amongs t all my children. 

And, lastly, I do hereby nominate and appoint my well-beloved wife, Elizabeth, and my 
well-beloved sons, Robert Harris and George Alexander, as executors of this my last will and 
testament, ratifying this and no other to be my last will and testament. 

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 3rd day of May, 1776. 

Signed, sealed and delivered by the above named Charles Harris as his last will and testa- 
ment, in the presence of James Gardner, William Gardner and Adam Meek. 


^CHARLES HARRIS, son of Samuel Harris who died at sea, married 1st Jane 
; Issue: 

*Charles Harris, the father of Jane, waa a member of the Mecklenbers Militia under CoL Adam Alexmnder, 


**COL. ROBERT HARRIS, m Mary Wilson, issu^: 
ROBERT HARRIS, m Abigail Hackett. Issue: 

Dr. Charles Wilson Harris, m Mary Barring^er. Issue: 
ttLydia Harris, m Rev. J. N. Craig. 

MAJOR THOMAS HARRIS, m Miss Camth. Issue: 
SARAH HARRIS, m Major James Harris. 

***JANE HARRIS, m tRev. Thomas Reese, in 1773. 

Thomas Reese was the son of David Reese, a signer of the Mecklenberg Declaration of 
Independence, Eider of Poplar Tent Church, and a prominent man in his day. His descendants 
are numerous, and to this day are people of intelligence and closely identified with prominent 
interests, social, business and spiritual, in their communities. Susan Polk, the wife of David 
Reese, was a descendant of Robert Polk, of Maryland, and related to the large family by that 
name in North Carolina. The Reeses intermarried with many prominent families in Mecklen- 
berg County. North Carolina, the Harris, Alexander, Ross, etc., and are therefore related to 
many people mentioned in this volume. Issue: 

EDWIN TASKER REESE, b March 24, 1774, d unmanied. 

THOMAS SIDNEY REESE, b Oct. 30, 1775, killed in a duel. 

ELIHU REESE, b Feb. 22, 1777, graduated in medicine and died with yellow fever, 

LEAH REESE, b Dec. 1, 1779, m Major Samuel Taylor, of Pendleton, S. C, son of 
Major Samuel Taylor, of Revolutionary fame. Major Taylor, Jr., was b March 
1, 1777, d Sept. 30, 1833. Both he and wife are buried at Eutaw, Ala. Issue : 
Harriet Taylor, m Edmund Bacon. Issue: 
Henry Bacon, m Miss Skinner. 
Waddy Bacon. 

Harriet Parks Bacon, m Mr. Dickson, of Tupelo, Miss. Issue: 
Leila Dickson. 

Anna Dickson, m Mr. Gardner. 
Norma Dickson, m Mr. Leyslen. 
Walter Dickson, m Mary Roberts. 
Thomas Reese Taylor, m Hannah Longmire. Issue: 
Jane Taylor, m Mr. Weir. Issue: 

Mary Weir, m Mr. McCafferty. 
Frances Taylor, m Mr. Taggert. Issue : 

Jane Taggert. . 
Marie Taylor. 

Edwin Reese Taylor, killed In the Confederate army. 
William Dobson Taylor, killed in the Confederate army. 
Aquilla Taylor, killed in the Confederate army 
Thomas Taylor, killed in the Confederate army. 
Samuel Taylor, m Narcissa Watkins. Issue: 
Lide Taylor, m Robert Hibbler. 
Mary Taylor, m Mr. Edwards. Issue: 

Aurelia Edwards, m 1st Mr. Long, 2nd William 
Gill. Issue. 

Willie Gill, m Mr. Staunton. 
Harriet Taylor, m Samuel Barnes. Issue: 

**CoL Robert Htfria was woanded at Gailf ord Coort Houm^ In the riirht arm. Hia wife brooffht him from tha 
battla field. 

tDr. Thomaa Reese, beeides beins an eminent preacher was also an ardent patriot; and was appointed hj ibm 
aothoritiea to assist his aced father, David Reese, in eollectlnff arms for the American cause. "Thoosfa too old to take 
the field, he (Darid Reese) was appointed by the Provincial Congress of April. 1776^ with Thomaa, to proeni«^ purchase 
and receive arms for the use of the troops of lledclenberff." LYMAN DRAPBRS^ Slsner of the Declaration. 

(See If ^cklenbenr Decbu«tion of Independence^ by Graham, pace 130.) 

ttM rs Lydia Harris Gralc Is authority In the Hanris family, and haa rsndered valuable aasistanee In the preparation 
of these records. 

*^lfaterial for this branch taken by permission from "History of the Reese Family," by Miss Mary E. Reese. 


Willey Barnes. 

John Barnes, m Miss Richardson. 
Hattie Barnes. 
Drusilla Taylor, b March 9, 1808, m Grief Richardson, Oct. 22, 1830. She 
d Jan. 10, 1884. Issue: 

Mary Richardson, m Mr. Higginbotham, d young. 

Lieut. William Hull Richardson, killed in the Confederate 

John Taylor Richardson, m Cornelia Brown, of Mississippi. 
He was a Confederate soldier. Issue: 
Mary Richardson, m Mr. Queen. 
John Richardson. 
Reese Taylor Richardson. 
Leonore Richardson, m Chambers McAdory. 
Ida Richardson, m John Rockett. Issue: 
William Richardson Rocket. 
Percy Rockett. 
Ida Rockett, m Mr. Burgess. 
Sallie Richardson, m Amos Horton. Issue: 
William Taylor Horton, d un-m. 
Hugh Clifford Horton. 
Chas. Horton, m Belle Jones. 

Reese Taylor, m Virginia Clarice, of Virginia. Issue: 
Walter Taylor, m Mary Roberts. Issue: 

Sallie Taylor, m Rev. Richard Holcomb. Issue: 
Walter Holcomb. 
Virginia Holcomb. 
Armstead Holcomb. 
Dr. William Taylor, m Lide White. Issue: 
Hattie White Taylor. 
Lida White Taylor. 
John Taylor, m Eleanor White. Issue: 
John Taylor. 
Sallie Taylor. 
Mary Taylor. 

*LYDIA REESE, m 1st to Mr. Findley, of South Carolina. Issue: 
William Findley, killed, unmarried. 
Jane Elvira Findley, m Dr. Peyton King. Issue: 

Dr. Hamden Sidney King, m 1st Pinkie Gates, of Miss. Issue: 
Peyton King. 
Sidney King. 
Corinne King. 
Marietta King, m Mr. Lewis, of North Carolina. No issue. 

LYDIA REESE FINDLEY m 2nd to John Martin. Issue: 
Lewis Martin, m Miss Marshall. Issue: 

Lida Martin, m Mr. Montgomery. 
Sarah Martin, m Thomas Rockett. Issue: 

John Richard Rockett, m Ida Richardson. 
Eliza Rockett, m William Brown. Issue: 
Claudia Brown. 
Benjamine Brown. 
Julia Rocket, m John Dean. Issue: 

'Educated at the Academy at Pendleton. S. C. Her first husband. Mr. Findley. was accidentally killed while out 
huntiaff by his brother-in-law. Samuel Cherry, who eared for the widow and their children in his home until her second 


Henry Dean. 
Jessie Dean. 
Harriet Martin, m William Rockett. Issue: 
Leonora Rockett, d unmarried. 
Julian Rockett, killed in Civil war. 
Margaret Rockett, unmarried. 
Lydia Reese Rockett, unmarried. 
Sarah Rockett, unmarried. 
Sidney Rockett, unmarried. 
Frank Rockett, unmarried. 
Rosa Rockett, unmarried. 
Hattie Rockett, unmarried. 
Julian Martin, m Alfred Dupuy. Issue: 

Harriet Dupuy, m Robert McAdory. 
Elizabeth Dupuy, m John Reid. Issue: 
Dr. Robert Reid. 
Hallie Reid, m Mr. Riddle. 
Jane Reid. 

Jane Elvira Reid, m Mr. Todd. Issue: 
Kate Todd, m Mr. Blair. 
Julia Todd. 
Cora Todd. 
Katherine Dupuy, m Noah Todd. Issue: 
Lewis Dupuy Todd. 
Samuel Todd. 
John Dupuy, m Miss Ware. 
tHENRY DODSON REESE, m Rebecca Harris, dau of Robert Harris, a Revolutionary 
soldier, who lost one eye in that war, and grand-daughter of Gen. Andrew 
Pickens, of South Carolina. Issue: 

Sidney Harris Reese, m late in life. 

Frank Reese, b April 11, 1807, m and had issue: 

Maria Reese, b Nov. 20, 1809, m Washington Knox. Issue: 

Ella Knox, m Mr. Archibald, killed in the Civil war. 
Mary Knox, m John Baskins. No issue. 
Dobson Reese Knox, m Miss Richey. Issue: 

Homer Knox. 
Fannie Knox, m Mr. Chiles. Issue: 
Ruth Chiles. 
Catherine Chiles. 
Ethel Chiles. 
Walter Chiles. 
John Andrew Knox, m Angeline Egerton. Issue: 
Catherine Knox. 
George Knox. 
John Knox. 

Lafayette Knox, killed in the army in 1861. 
Edwin Reese, b Oct. 29, 1812, m Charlotte McKinstry. Issue: 
Florence Reese, unmarried. 
Carlos Reese, m Mary Clinton. Issue: 

Nannie Reese. 
Charlotte Reese. 
Clarence Reese, unmarried. 

Fred Reese, m Maria Steele. Issue: 
Maude Reese. 
Ella Reese. 
Fred Reese. 

t Was of a maehanieal tarn, having a rooMrkable talent in thia line. He and his wife were eonaina. 


Flora Reese, m Mr. Rowland. 
tCarlos Reese, b Nov. 30, 1815, m Mary Crenshaw. Issue: 

ttJoseph E. Reese, b Dec. 18, 1841, un-m. Confed. soldier. 
§Carlos Reese, b May 13, 1843, captain in the Civil war, m 
Virginia Jones. Issue: 

Sidney Reese, died young. 
Fannie Reese, m J. A. Stephens. 
F. Carlos Reese, unmarried. 
Margaret Reese, m Dr. Samuel Lewis, of Lexington, Ky 

Mary Lewis, d in infancy. 
Margaret S. Lewis, m Rev. L. O. Dawson. Issue: 
Andrew Lewis Dawson. 
Catherine Reese, m Theodore Lewis. Issue: 
Mary H. Lewis, d in infancy. 
Annie Reese Lewis, unmarried. 
Higgins Lewis, m Lillian Petit. 
J. Pickens Reese, m Miss Sullivan. 
Harriet Reese, m W. Smith. 
Elihu Milton Reese, b July 10, 1820. 
Jane Reese, m W. W. Scott. Issue: 
Walter Scott, unmarried. 
Winfield Scott, unmarried. 
William Scott, m Miss McCafferty. 
Robert Scott. 
Mary Scott, unmarried. 
Georgiana Scott. 
Thomas Reese. 
Mary C. Reese. 
♦•SUSAN POLK REESE, m Samuel Cherry, of South Carolina, Nov. 6, 1807, at Pendle- 
ton, S. C. Issue: 

♦Robert Madison Cherry, b 1808, m Caroline Crenshaw, in 1840. Issue: 
tCharlotte Elmore Cherry, m Geo. N. Croft, Oct 11, 1866. 

Robert Madison Croft, unmarried. 
Mary Crenshaw Croft, m Mr. M. Askew, d soon 
ttCaroline Elmore Croft, m William J. Nelson, of 
Mississippi. Issue: 

Charlotte Christine Nelson. 
Robert Mayo Nelson. 
Two sons. 
Lulu Croft, m Claude Melton, Sept., 1900. Issue: 
Stanley Croft Melton. 

t Was a soldier in the Seminole war, a man of afFairs in Alabama, to which state ho removed from South Carolina. 

ttPrivate in the 9th Ala. Reg., C. S. A. 

SCaptain in the Civil war. in the Western Army. C. S. A. 

** Y3aitfe«t daa;fhter of Rev. Thomas Reese. Her husband. Samael Cherry, was of the distinffQished Cherry family 
of S'>ath Carolina. Their home was one of cordiality, and its atmosphere of love and cood will to all mankind. Twelv* 
ehiliren were the priceless possessions of these parents, all of whom filled places of usefulness in life. 

*He moved from South Carolina to Alabama, where he was a successful lawyer and consistent Christian. His 
wife's memory was held sacred by him till his death, and no one ever came into his life to take her place. 

tThls family owe much to the trainins of their mother and father. Mr. and Mrs. Gea N. Croft, and to their herltace 
from ancestors who loved the riifht and have held the love of God the sreatest ffift that they could possess. 

X I ^f ):her of an inter-sstin? fa nily. aad harself a devoted wife. She is active In every movement for the sood of bar 
hone, state and country, is interested in the patriotic societies, women's clubs, and her Church work is second to none. 


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Lillian Croft, twin to Lulu, unmarried. 
Sallie Croft, m George Smith. Issue: 
Mary Lewis Smith. 
Lillian Louise Smith. 
George Croft, unmarried. 
SThomas Reese Cherry, b Feb. 9, 1810, m Mary Reese Harris, his cousin, 
Nov. 8, 1837. Issue: 

Edward B. Cherry, m Helen Quinn, of Connecticut. Issue: 

Ives Cherry, died young. 
Mary Story Cherry, m Robert Prior. Issue: 

Wilton Burton Prior. 
Annie Cherry, m Mr. Mitchell. 
Thomas Reese Cherry, m Belle Harris, of Baltimore. Issue: 

Edwin Harris Cherry. 
Laura Cherry, m James Headrick. Issue: 
Glennie Headrick. 
Lilly Headrick. 
James A. Headrick. 
William Headrick. 
Nathaniel Harris Cherry, unmarried. 
Lilly Bee Cherry, m Prof. William Emerson. Issue: 
Cherry Emerson. 
Austelle Emerson. 
Kate Cherry, m Mr. Bowden. Issue: 
Mary Frances Bowden 
James Alvin Cherry, m his cousin, Mary Elizabeth Reese, Aug. 9, 1832. 

Five children. 
Samuel Sidney Cherry, b Jan. 6, 1814, lived a long life, unmarried. 
William Backley Cherry, D. B. S., d Dec. 24, 1901, aged 87, m Sarah 
Lewis. Issue: 

Lortie Cherry, died young. 
Samuel David Cherry, m Minnie Johnson. Issue: 
Frank Lorton Cherry, b 1878. 
Mary Bates Cherry, b 1800. 
William Reese Cherry, b 1886. 
David Edward Cherry, died young. 
Thomas Johnson Cherry, b Sept 26, 1894. 
Fannie Lewis Cherry, m Warren R. Davis. Issue : 
William Cherry Davis, b Dec. 7, 1889. 
Warren Ransom Davis, b Feb. 21, 18u2. 
David Sidney Davis, b 1894. 
Sara Lorton Davis, b 1898. 
James Adelaide Cherry, b April 14, 1817, m her cousin. Dr. A. H. Reese, 

May 27, 1834. 
Edwin Augustus Cherry, b Feb. 10, 1819, died unmarried. 
Sarah Ann Cherry, b March 31, 1821, m Jonathan Smith, who died in the 
service of the Confederacy. Issue: 

Susan Cherry Smith, m Mr. Wright. Issue : 

Charlotte Smith Wright. 
Mary Cherry Smith, m Mr. Pressley. Issue: 
A son. 
David Elihu Cherry, b Feb. 19, 1823, m Edmonia SchuU. Issue: 

Rufus Schull Cherry. 
John Calhoun Cherry, b April 1, 1825, d unmarried. 
Mary Elvira Cherry, m Elijah McKinley. Issue: 

lAootlMr iaatwMe of nMiriace of eooslnii of m f raqneiit oeearrenoe in tbs Hazrta famOj. 


Susan Cherry McKinley, m Luther Turner. Issue: 
Frank Turner, unmarried. 
Julia Turner. 
Mary Turner, m Thonms DeLemar. Issue: 

Luther Frank DeLemar. 
Edward Turner. 
Samuel Cherry McKinley, m Tommie Fear. Issue: 
Mercer Elijah McKinley. 
Charles Henry Cherry, d unmarried. Soldier in the Confederate army. 

SAMUEL HARRIS, died unmarried. Was professor at Princeton. 

JAMES HARRIS, supposed to have died young. 

CHARLES HARRIS, m 2nd Mrs. Elizabeth (Thompson) Baker. Issue: 

CHARLES HARRIS, M. D., m 1st Sarah Harris, 2nd Lydia Houston. Was known as "Dr. 
Charles, the Surgeon . ' ' 


The following, by mistake, was left off of page 204, and is a continuation of the record of 
Col. Robert Harris of Reedy Creek: 

ELIZABETH HARRIS m 2nd to Mr. Snyder (possibly Adam Snyder), and removed to 
Mississippi and settled near Port Gibson. Issue: 

RANSOM SNYDERi captured by the Union soldiers when on a trip to Louisiana to 

buy salt. He was an old man, and was never again heard of. 
ALONZO SNYDER. (No record. ) 

DAUGHTER, m Major James Harris, son of Samuel and Martha Laird Harris. Issue: 

MARTHA, m Samuel Harris, son of Samuel^ and Martha Laird Harris. Issue: . 
(See page 208.) 


It has not been the purpose of the compiler of these records to give, in this one chapter 
devoted to the Harris family, a full account of the descendants of the five brothers who first 
came to America, but to show the descent from each brother and fill in the lines that are of most 
interest to the relatives that have been reached thiough correspondence. 

From the foregoing, the reader will be able to have a general view of the various branches 
of the family, and interest may, thereby, be aroused in a completion of the records. 

There is an effort being made by members of the family, more experienced in Harris lore 
than the writer, to publish a full history of all of the descendants of the five brothers, and your 
assistance in their undertaking is asked. 



The progenitors, as far as are known« of the Mackey family were Daniel and 
Jonathan Mackey, two brothers, who came to Mississippi before 1810 and settled 
in Jeffersoa and Claiborne Counties. These brothers came from North Carolina, 
abaut Mecklenberg County, it is thought, and it is probable that they were not 
the emifin^ant ancestx)rs, but were born of parents or grand-parents who came to 
the Colonies from Scotland along with the early tide of emigration. 

In Bertie County, N. C. , in 1730, a William Mackey made a will and men- 
tioned a son Daniel and daughter Margaret, but an effort has not yet been made 
to connect this family with the Mississippi family. A will of more ancient date 
was that of Daniel Makee, of North Carolina, which was probated July 15, 1695, 
which mantioned sons Daniell and John, and daughters Catherine and Eleanor, 
and wife Elinor. 

There was a large family connection in Salisbury District, N. C. , bearing the 
name Mackey in its various forms when the census of 1792 was taken. 

In South Carolina the name is found principally in Edgefield, Pendleton and 
Newberry Districts, and it is probable that the brothers who settled in Missis- 
sippi first emigrated to South Carolina and from thence to Mississippi along with 
the number who took up lands in the new territory soon after it was purchased. 
We tiiid th3 M ickay family under discussion closely associated with other fam- 
ilies with whom various members intermarried and are treated of in this 

Daniel Mackey lived in Jefferson County, Mississippi, until his death, and 
occupied the position of County Clerk for many years. His home was^ear Fay- 
ette, and he is buried there. He was born about 1770 in North Carolina, died in 
Mississippi about 1839, married in North Carulina about 1808, to Rosana Harris, 
daughter of Elizabeth Harris. (See page 204. ) Issue: 


UAMDEN J. M cKEY was born in Jefferson County, Miss., where be resided till some time 
after his third marriage, when he removed to Copiah County and settled at Burtonton, where 
his lands lay in a very fertile valley between White Oak and Bayou Pierre Creeks. His home 
was equipped with aU of the usual ante-bellum necessary machinery for the maintenance of the 
large number of slaves that tilled the lands and attended his family. A typical picture of South- 
ern life before the war could have been taken from this home. He and his family were Presby- 
terians, and he an elder in that church, with all of the beliefs that are fostered by the true 
churchman, made his home one where piety and godliness were nurtured and where God was 
held supreme 

On Sundays, the family with a retinue of servants rode sometimes many miles to church, 
oftentimes to Port Gibson or to the Brick Church at Red Lick. (See picture.) 

The children of this home were educated by governesses, and later sent to college. The 
boys served their country in some of its hardest fought battles, in the service of the Confed- 
eracy. Hamden J. Mackey, on account of his age and being disabled, did not enter active ser- 
vice, but furnished com and other provisions to the soldiers, and his home was an asylum for 
the wounded and sick and any who chanced to pass his door. 

After the war, he accepted the privations that came to all Southerners, and determined t^ 
establish once more his estate as it had been, but before he saw the accomplishment of the end 
his death occurred, and his family left the old home snd moved to Crystal Springs, where they 
lived till removed by death or for business reasons, Mrs. Robert Jones being the only daughter 
now living in Crystal Springs. 

(For Mrs. Hamden McKey, see page 191.) 

HAMDEN JORDAN McKEY, b Jan. 11, 1811, in Jefferson Co., Miss., d June 1, 1871, 
at Burtonton, Copiah Co., Miss. He m Ist Hibemia Margaret Hughes, dau of 
Felix and Margaret Hughes and niece of General Andrew Pickens, of South 
Carolina, on Aug. 13, 1885. She was b Feb. 7, 1810, d April 27, 1887. Issue: 
Martha Virginia McKey, b May 15, 1836, d Nov. 17, 1836. 
HAMDEN J. McKEY m2nd Sept. 19, 1838, to Sarah Jane Killingsworth, dau of Noel and 
Jane Scott Killingsworth. She d Sept. 19, 1845. (See Killingsworth line.) 

Jane Scott McKey, b Aug. 15, 1836, d May 15, 1840. 

Rosa Ann McKey, b July 30, 1840, d Aug. 2, 1883, m in 1858 to Lucius 

Wells. He d in April, 1866. No issue. 
'^Rosa Ann McKey m 2nd April 28, 1870, to Dr. Fenton Lafayette Fulgham. 

John Henry Fulgham, M. D., b Dec. 8, 1872, m Ottillie 
Pesold. Issue: 

Beatrice Fulgham, b June 27, 1902. 
Rosa McKey Fulgham, b Aug. 2, 1883, m Dec. 24, 1908, to 
James Harry Wells, of South Carolina. Issue: 
Rose Fulgham Wells, b April 5, 1911. 
tNoel Killingsworth McKey, b Feb. 24, 1842, d Feb. 19, 1902, m 1st Sept 7, 
1865, to Mary Ophelia Shelby, dau of Dr. William Love Shelby and 
Martha Barnes. Issue: 

William Hamden McKey, b July 25, 1867, unmarried. 

*R<Ma Alio McECay married Lucius Wella and removad to Arkanias for aeveral yaars, and afterwards returned to 
M iatisslppi and livei in Gipiah County till her death. She was a woman of remarkable executive ability, of an amiable 
dlsp<Mitlon. an^ popular with all who knew her. She was a fine manairer, and had many womanly sifts that made her 
a kind friend and congenial companion for those of her own class. Her second husband. Dr. F. L. Fnlffham, sunriyed 
her many years. He was a Confederate soldier, and to his death a veteran with all of the devotion to the cause which Is 
so characteristic of the ex-Confederate soldiers. He was a successful physician, and hia biff heart responded to many 
calls that were made just for love's sake. His association as physician of the Baptist Orphanaffe of Jackson, MIsa., save 
bim an opportunity to hold In affection the many little children that he cared for just for charity's sake. He was a 
writer of promloonee in his state, and lent this talent to causes that he espoused. He is survived by his second wife, 
Mary Mims Fulffham. who has been a devoted mother to his two children. 

Noel Cillinffsworth McKey served in the Confederate Army In some of the hardest fooffht battles. He lived at 
Burtonton, In slffht of his father's old home, where he reared a larse and promislnff family, who have entered the busi- 
ness life of their respective homes and are rearinff families with the same hiffh ideal before them. <See pietore.) His 
second wife has lived a useful lif si and been a mother indeed to his children. 


Noel Killingsworth McKey, b Jan. 20, 1869, m Sept. 1, 1909, to 

Bessie Whitfield. 
James Anon McKey, b Oct. 27, 1871, m Dec. 22, 1902, to An- 
nabell McWiliiams, of McKinney, Texas. He d Jan. 10, 
1911. Issue. 

Rosabell McKey, b Sept. 29, 1903. 
James Anon McKey, Jr., b Sept. 4, 1910, d June 
5, 1912. 
Idaline McKey, b 1873, unmarried. 

Love Shelby McKey, b March 9, 1876, m Oct. 15, 1903, to 
Virginia Weeks. Issue : 

LeNoel McKey (daughter), b Oct. 21, 1904, d 

Nov. 24. 1904. 
Daniel Shelby McKey, b Nov. 14, 1905. 
Virginia McKey. 
Rosa May McKey, m Sept. 14, 1904, to Dr. Clarence Butler. 

Rose Mary Butler, b May 2, 1910. 
Noel Killingsworth McKey m 2nd to Sally Shelby, sister of his first wife, 
Oct. 9, 1887. 
HAMDEN J. McKEY m 3rd to Sarah Ann Hill, on Aug. 25, 1846. She was the dau of 
Jacob Killingsworth Hill and Rebecca Gibson Sims. (See Sims and Killings- 
worth lines.) Issue: 

^Hamden John McKey, b Dec. 5, 1845, d March 5, 1906, m Lida Moore, in 
1873. Issue: 

Elizabeth McKey, b Feb. 9, 1876 m Wm. Love Lloyd, son of 
John and Maria Love Lloyd. Issue: 
Ruth Lloyd. 
William L. Lloyd. 
Lida Moore Lloyd. 
Infant, dieH young. 
Lida McKey, m James Y. Jones. No issue. 

Hamden J. McKey m 2nd Jennie Cheek, daughter of William Cheek and 
Fannie Speed. (See Hill line. ) Issue: 

Francis McKey, b Nov. 17, 1879, m Nov. 24, 1897. to Earl Rob- 
inson. Issue : 

Albert McKey Robinson, b Aug. 22, 1898. 
William Robert McKey, b Sept. 18, 1881, m May 23, 1906, to 
Nellie Stubbs. Issue: 

Francis McKey, b March 26, 1908. 
tElizabeth Ann McKey, b Feb. 9, 1850, m Dec. 16, 1869, to Dr. Robert Elam 
Jones, son of Dr. Robert Jones and Mary Robertson. Issue: 

Rena Robertson Jones, b Aug. 30, 1876, m July 2, 1908, to 
John Meridith Wood, son of William Rilcrest Wood 
and . Issue: 

*Haind«ii J. McKey lived at Utiea, Mise., until a few years asra when he removed to Fort Worth, Tezaa. and 
engaged in the etoek buBiness, and where hia wife and aon and dauffhtar are now living. He Mnred in the Confederate 
Ar.ny. though a moreyoatn at the time. Was edaeated at Oakland College and married early in life, and waa soon left a 
widower with two little daushtera. Liszie and Lyda. Lyda, the yonnser, was reared bo her Grandmother McKey. Hia 
second marriase waa to hia cooaia. Jennie Cheek, who aarvives him« and adda great pleaaare to her chUdren'a livea. 

tBUsabeth Ann McKey Jones and her hasband. Dr. Robert E. Jonea, are the parents of a very attractive family, 
whog with the exception of two, are married and eetabliahed in the social, reliffiooa and buaineas life of their homes. They 
have rearod their ebildrea fa a beautiful Christian atmosphere, and developed them along high ideals of life. She is a gifted 
writer, and has been prominent in church and club circles of her tewn and state. Her administration as President of 
the Misaisslppi Federation of Women's Clubs was marked by great progress of the organization of the stats. She has 
been Identified with all movements for the advancement of her community, and unselfishly gives her talents for the 
bic&e 'm sat of sjclacv and the pleasure of her friends. Dr. Robert Jones served with distinction during the Confederate 
Ar.iiy. and has siaea devoted hia time to the practice of medicine, having held many responsible poaltiona In the profes- 
sion, aod is a reeogniied power In the medical world of the Sooth. 


Elizabeth Wood, b July 2, m 1906. 
Charles Nferidith Wood, b Aug. 8, 1910. 
Robert Hill Jones, b July 10, 1879, m Nov. 12, 1902, to Ada 
Elizabeth Cook. Issue: 

Robert Cook Jones, b May 23, 1904. 
Louise Jones, b Feb. 14, 1906. 
Clara Mims Jones, b Sept. 4, 1882, m Oct. 27, 1908, to Wm. 
B. McCluney. Issue: 

Mellville Jones McCluney, b June 27, 1905, d 

Sept. 26, 1905. 
Wm. Jones McCluney, b Oct. 22, 1910. 
Eva Jones, b Aug. 30, 18«6, d Nov. 3, 1889. 
Elizabeth Jones, b Feb 2, 1889, m Dec. 15, 1909, to Charles 
Hazlitt Parsons. Issue : 

Rena Cornelia Parsons. 
Ebna Jones, b Nov. 3, 1881. 

Wyeth Jones, b July l6, 1894, the youngest grandchild of 
Hamden J. and Sarah Ann McKey. 
♦Mary Rebecca McKey;, b Feb. 5, 1852, d Aug. 3, 1898, m Nathan Lott 
Fulghaitt, son of John Fulgham and Eliza Craig and brother of 
Dr. F. L. Fulgham. Issue: 

Hamden McKey Fulgham, b Jan. 7, 1873, m Ethel Beamon, 

of Yazoo City, Miss. 
Mary Eliza Fulgham, b Oct. 26, 1876, m Theodore Hastings 
Kendall, son of Theodore and Sarah Stackhouse Ken- 
dall. Issue: 

Theodore Hastings Kendall, b Jan. 12, 1905. 
Nathan Fulgham Kendall, b Nov. 28, 1908. 
Henry McKey Kendall. 
Henry Craig Fulgham, b in Oct., 1879, m Mary Howell, dau 
of Solon and Mignonne Russell Howell. 
♦Clara Frances McKey, b Aug. 20, 1854, m Nov. 6, 1872, to Robert Burr 
Mims, son of Henry Mims and Augusta Nagel, of South Carolina. 

tt Anne Julia Mims, b April 10. 1876, m Nov. 14, 1900, to William 
Richard Wright, D. D. S., son of Patrick Henry Wright 
and Anna Clark. Issue: 

Clara Mims Wright, b June 5, 1902. 
Anne Robert Wright, b Feb. 16, 1906. 
William Patricia Wright, b Aug. 8, 1909. (See 

*3iMry H«*b«eq« Msekey .Fulffham, man «ff«etioiiAt«ly called "Pet." was a womaa of tlie moat lorabto aaturew ono of 
Qid'ai^baicajt creatarM aiAUei with paoelcaeM, kin<VM»Mt ffapUeneaa and omMlftalineBa, that bar life, thoafffa touchad 
by aivarsitr and not free from trouble, wa^one awaa.t aoos, tbat baa ffiveD inapiratlon to all who «rara fortnoata to hava 
knoara hor. Hat haaband, Nathaa Lott Paltrbam. was of like nature, and their home waa one that waa temptiaff to the 
f rianda and atraasers who were often eatartalned thara. It waa often the aubiect of comment by their f rienda that no 
two b^ttaj: paoala ware aver mated in thia world. Nathan L. Pulffham waa a brother of Dr. F. !•. Folsham. and waa one 
of the youageat Confederate aoldiara. 

ijo write a note on one's parenti la an extremely diAealt taak. yet it is one that any lovlnc dauarhter dellffhta In. 
Clara Praneea fldcKey Miimi inherited many of the.nobla traita of her aneestora. She la eapeeially like the Killinffsworth 
fat-nily in ohy^-i^l characteristics, love, of order and indoatry. 'iSha looketh well after her hooaehold and eateth not the 
braa.! of idleness." Her peciat deliirht is in hec three little ffrand-daoffhtars, and aha ia navar too tired to spend an hour 
or BO amusing them. Robert Barr Mima entered the Confederate army when but 14 yeara old, dnd althoush the 
yo/wcatlt a»9nberof hiaompany. aerved as Orderly Sargeantfor several years, He Is a retired buaiaaaa man, haTinff 
h^ in hi«.«harva the affalra of the New York Life Insurance Company in Misaisslpii^i for twanty-Ava yafirs. He la a sreat 
waA Mtiaat aaffarar of rhaomatlam for eleven years, but ia able to drive and viait and attend church, bainff the senior 
I>aaaon..of iba Sirat Baptiat Church of Jackaoiv Miaa. 

., ttAt,4(XiiMjrttt State atreet, Jackson. Miss., ia the beautiful home where Mrs. Robert 3aiT Miaui a^d her daughter. 
Mca. A^na^-Miaa Wrlsht. dispense the liveliest hoepltallty. Every corner of thia home ahowa forth the refined taata of 
tw<» aplaa dfc i, eulturad women; and while the lonir illness of her husband haa claimed the atten^on of the mother, the 
daoshtar haa been forced, often against her will, into poaltloba of prominence and reaponsibility. which she haa filled 


Dear Father: 


July 24, 1860. 

As Robert is going to spend a part of his vacation with his friends, I have an opportunity 
of writing to you |uid letting you know Jhow we are. The health of our place, is very good except 
Ann, and she has not been entirely well since she was at your house. My general health has 
been better this spring and summer than it has been in several years, having had nothing the 
matter with me but a sore toe, from, which I am suffering a good deal at present, not being able 
to walk without a good deal of. pain. The rest are all well. 

I wrote to New Orleans to Mr. Roseau about ten days ago to find out if he was 
in New Orleans and if he intended to come to Jackson this sun;imer, and to know about the land* 
when I could be sure to see him in New Orleans if ^e did not intend to come to Jackson. To 
this letter I ought to get an answer in another week, and if he writes to please me I may come 
up to see you some time next month, as I sl^all^want to see Mr. Upyd. 

I wrote to Roseau to know what he would take lor all the Lloyd land near Burton ton, 
embracing the old residence and land lying .on both s^es oif Bayou Pierre and White Oak. As 
I did not know how to describe the land in any better i^ay, I thought it best to say we would take 
the whole of the land in that township. 

My cotton crop is a bad stand, but com tolerably fair. I did not plant to make much. Hail 
Cheek was in my cotton yesterday, and said it was the best cotton he had seen. I have not seen 
any but my own for some time, and do not know how it will compare with other crops. I shall 
get it in good order in a few days more, it the weather remains as it now is. 

We would be glad to see you and mother and any of the family that can come to see us 
Nothing more. I remain, your affectionate |K>n, 

H. J. McKEY! 

with dbtlnxniiliad raee«M. Mrs. Wriffht is the mother pf tbfee i»r«tty. llttl^ ffirli, «f d le a ^eroted i^9t^%n, uo that one 
wonders haw she.f tot finds time for the enormons harden of w^k that fells upon )k€ti yet she doee (t all and does it 
well, and ts always the naselflsh friend, the aceompllshed speaker, the eordUl hosteei^ AUinc every sphere with such ease 
one woakl think she did nothing eles. One of the positions held by Urs^ Wxlffht*is that of President of the SUte Federa- 
tion of Women's dabs. • Jhe K^qnton% the ifHk^ 4|l«b qrssn of jthe. Sm$lwim Fsderations. ssys of her: **The new Presi- 
dent of the HisalssippiFeffipi^tio^of Women's Clpbe..1^s^wiw»i^ R. Wright. Is a native-bom Mississippian. and has 
lived in Jackson for twenty ye«rs. ^ Mrs. jVri^ht Qomes from $leoteh-^ish anesstry, and throosh her father. Robert Mima, 
is eonnected with S Garo. and Vircinia families.' She was educated in the pablie scheote, Belhaven Colkffei Jackson. 
Miss., and at the Cineinpati ''^^r^nr^CTT ^ Mrr** Dr^Wrkrht is one ef the nsoet prominent dentists of the States and 
he and Mrs. Wright, with their three danshters (9 and 6 years and 22 months, respectively), make their home with Mrs. 
Wright's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Bober^ Mims. as she Is their ooly ehikl. Mrs. Wriirht was the orsanixer and first Presi- 
dent OS the Chaminade Clab of Jackson, and is a devoted member. She was oriranizer and Presklent of the U. 8. D. 1812 
of Mississippi for seven years: is'actlve in the XJ. D. C. and D. A. R.. having be^n Presklent and Berent of her k>cal 
chapters, and has servsd the State Federation as a Vice-President and as Treasarer. Mrs. Wriffht has been 
actively identified witn all women's organizations, so brings to the Federation much experience and knowl- 
edge of the worlc She has siven a ffreat deal of time to senealoirical study, and is now preparing a book for pub- 
lication. As a devoted daoffhter. wife and mother, and sn earnest, experienced leader, Mrs. Wrisht is equipped with the 
qualities which should develop the Federation. As a Daughter of 1812, Mrs. Wriffht was last year the Secretary of Edu- 
cation, which poaition she filled with ffteat ■access. She was appointed State President of the organisation in 1902. 
and it was while she held this oOke that littie Anne Robert Wrifrht. the eecond daochter ef Mrs. Wriffht was bom. At 
the Natkmal Counell meeting in New York the following April. 1906b little Anne .Robert Wriybt «sa nrsde the first 
junior honorary membar of the society, she beinff the only dauffbter ever bom to a State President while in cAce. 
It need not t>e said that a woman who is so many-sided and sifted with lo many talents has also the ffift of a facile pen. 
She writee with a sracof ul ntylc and a clearness and directness that always wins att<>ntion. In a short time she will'bave 
ready for the press a srenealoffieal book, containinfr the history of her family in its various branches. In preparing this 
book Mrs. Wri^bt traveled over a large portion of Western Mississippi, visiting sUtely old homesteads and bending over 
gray old lombstaaes. and she Ixas gathered together a volume of facts and details that are interwoven with thf early his- 
tory of the State. She has found the work vary absorbing, and when It is completed it will sUad for much vi wN^ ahe 
has bsen in her own life and has accomplished in her own work.— Mrs. Julia Truit Bishop in "I*vo)nls^t Wo^psn of 
Jackson." Times-Democrat, 1911. 


DANIEL McKEY m 2ad on Jan. 15, 1824, to Jane Pickens Hughes, dau of Felix 
Hugrhes and Margaret Miller and niece of Gen. Andrew Pickens, of South 
Carolina. She was bom April 24, 1792, and died July 29, 1836. Issue: 

JOHN SHANKS McKEY, b Jan. 27, 1826. He never married. Was in the war with 

Mexico, in 1846. (See picture ) 
CLARINDA HARRIS McKEY, b Jan. 27, 1825, twin sister of John S., m Richard 
Lawless. Issue : 

Richard Lawless. 
EDWIN McKEY, b Sept. 30, 1829, d Oct. 23, 1853, m Rebecca Nixon. Issue: 
Charles Clark McKey, b Oct. 23, d April 6, 1852. 
Samuel Nixon McKey, d Dec. 10, 1842, aged 6 weeks. 
Eddie McKey, d June 8, 1883, aged 29 years. 
Amelia McKey. 

Thomas D. McKey, d Sept. 15, 1909. 

Mary Eliza McKey, b May 1, 1846, d Nov. 28, 1908, m Jan. 24, 1871, in 
Chicago, to tHarry C. Moore, son of Judge William G. Moore and 
Nancy Hogan. Issue: 

Glessner Moore, b Feb. 9, 1878, m June 18, 1895, to Henry C. 
Brady. He d Dec. 2, 1906. She m 2nd Dec. 26, 1907, to 
♦George S. Few. 
ROBERT EMMET McKEY, b Dec. 25, 1827, m Miss Price. He died soon after. No 

issue. His widow married again. 
FELIX PICKENS McKEY, b April 1, 1830, died unmarried. 
WILLIAM LEMUEL McKEY, b Oct. 22, 1832, died unmarried. 

JNNATHAN MACKEY, b about 1775 in North Carolina, m Mary Montgomery. 
She was b about 1780 and d in 1837, in Mississippi. Issue: 

§SAMUEL MACKEY, m March 5, 1841, to Eliza Ann Griffing, d in Feb., 1877. No 

JOHN MACKEY, m John Hannan. Issue: 

{Emily Jane Hannan, b May 25, 1827, m Henry Heisenbouttle. He d in 
1853. Issue: 

**Samuel Mackey, b Sept. 18, b 1846, d May, 1910, m 1869 to 
Laura Jane Jett, dau of Capt. and Mrs. J. T. H. Jett. 
She d in June, 1910. Issue: 

Emily E. Mackey, b Oct. 18, 1870, m H. E. 
tfHenry H. Mackey, b Jan. 5, 1872, m Mable Glass, 
June 27, 1900. Issue: 

J. B. Mackey, b Dec. 17, 1901. 
Henry E. Mackey, b Oct., 1903. 
Lucille Mackey, b Feb., 1905. 
Clarence H. Mackey, b Au^., 1908. 

ttHcsnry H. and Sama«1 E. Mackey enlisted in the United States army at the beffinninir ot the Spanish-American war. 
Both coatracted typhoid ferer and barely escaped death. 

tdtrryC. M)or-3. a praoiiiant ra3rchant of Nevada, Mo. Hia father. Judefe Moore, was of Irish descent. His 
mother was a Ouacan. of Scotch descent, dauiarhter of Thomtt Danean. of Nelson Co.. Kentucky. The Duncans were 
prominent people of Kentucky, connected with the Mc^roys* the Knotts, the Russells, the Davisesand SimpooDs. of 
Nolson and Washington Counties, Bloomfield. Bardstown and Lebanon, Ky. 

*Georffe S. Few served under General Funston in the 20th Kansas Volunteers in the Philtppinee In tho Spanish- 
Am<9riean war, and was sriven an honor medal for bravery by Cooffress. 

gCaptaln in the Mexican war. 

**After the death of their mother, who was a merehant and t^lanter of Warren. Miss., thay were reared by their 
unole. Samuel Mackey, and their names changed, by act of the Leffislature. to Mackey. 

lEntiily Jane Hannan was considered a very beautiful woman. She w^s cultured and of a lovable diapositioD. Ear 
second raarriasra was to Charles H. Fonteine. a prominent attorney. 


Thomas J. Mackej, b Aug. 26, 1874, m Mrs. Stout* 

Sept., 1900. 
Laura Lucille Mackey, b Sept. 5, 1876, m A. H. 
McMorris, Sept., 1902. Issue: 
Four children. 
ttSamuel E. Mackey, b Jan. 5, 1879, m Louise Bur- 
chardt, Sept., 1901. 
Robert L. Mackey, b March 11, 1881, m Maggie 
Valley, Jan., 1904. Issue: 

Daughter, aged 4 years. 
Daughter, aged 7 years. 
ttCharlie Mackey, b 1848, m Florence Grimes, in Sept., 1876. 

Charles Macky, b 1877, unmarried. 

Emma Mackey, m Henry Schlottman. Issue: 

Henry Schlottman. 
Bertha Mackey, b 1883, m Claude Allen. 
Rosabel Mackey, b 1886, m Charles Seay. Issue: 
Maurice Seay. 
Charlie Seay. 
Henry Seay. 
Susie Mackey, m G. G. Bowen. 
Eugenia Mackey. 
John W. Mackey. 
Dolly Mackey, m J. J. Parker. 
Annie Mackey. 
Emily Jane Mackey Heisenbouttle m 2nd to Charles H. Fontaine. Issue 

Walters. Fontaine. 
May Fontaine, m Dr. Surghuor, of Monroe, La. 
*HUGH MACKEY, m Sally Caroline Hughes, Feb. 4, 1819. She was b Feb. 6, 1800. 
and d Aug. 8, 1831, and was the dau of Felix and Margaret Miller Hughes and 
a sister of the second wife of Daniel Macky and the first wife of Hamden J. 
Maekey. Issue: 

Daughter, m John Henderson. Issue: 
Frank Henderson. 
Felix Henderson. 
And others. 

♦JONATHAN MACKEY, m . Issue : 

Daughter, m Gabe Fowler. Issue: 

Olivia Fowler, m Mr. Whittington. Issue: 
Three children. 
§BALSORA MACKEY, b in Jefferson Co., Mississippi, Aug. 5, 1815, d Jan., 1869, m 
George WiUiaras, Oct. 29, 1837. He died in Aug., 1869. Issue: 
Four sons, died in infancy. 

tFlorence Williams, b in Warren Co., Miss., Sept 13, 1845, m Nov. 16, 
1871, to William Whitney Spiehnan. Issue : 

Charles Mackey Spielman, b Dec. 25, 1872, d July, 1873. 
William Whitney Spielman, b Jan. 7, 1874, d 1874. 

SI was at Port Gibson, MIm., Kolnff to school, boardinff at my Uncls Samusl Maeksy'St when Now Orlsaos felL 
School olosed and my mother cam« and took me home to Louisiana. We lived on ths Ouchita Riyer, below M onroa, about 
Ikv years. Hy mother died there in January, 1869. and my father died in Auimst the same year. Then I was left alone, 
and came to make my home ny home with Uncis Samael Mackey, and was married there, though we lired in Ohio many 

tWe always Ured in Warren County, near Vlcksburc until durinir the war my parents moved to Louisiana, think- 
ing to avoid meeting with the Norhtern soldiers, but we grot ri^ht amons them, for they landed at V ickaburfl: and scat- 
tered thron«h the country and destroyed everything as they went. They plaoed my father and mother under suard and 
threw everything oat of the store-room to the nesroee. They saddled one of the carriace horses, rode it off. and that 
the last sMn of it. MBS. FLORENCE SPIELMAN. 

*Botb disd in Loaisiana. on the Ouachita River. 

Cora Mackey Spielman, b Sept. 29, 1875, m Frank Marshall 
March 25, 1897, at Greenville, 0. Issue: 
Carl Marshall, b March 9, 1898. 
Irene Marshall, b Not. 17, 1902. 
Esther Marshall, b March 1, 1904. 
Blanche Montgomery Spielman, b June 20, 1878, m Leo Haas, 
at Dayton, 0., July 28, 1896. Issue: 

Florence E. Haas, b Feb. 18, 1898. 
Elwood Haas, b Dec. 3, 1901. 
Joe Neibert Spielman, b Aug. 29. 1880, m l^artha Schenck, 

at Dayton, O., Aug. 23, 1903. 
James Arthur Spielman, b Aug. 28, 1883. 
Daughter, bom and died in March, 1886. 

Jackson, Miss. 


ALEXANDER^ AARON— Constable in Mecklenberg County during the 
Revolutionary period. (Pages 18, 136, 140.) 

ALLISON, ANDREW—North Carolina Militia. 

CONGER, JONATHAN— Quartermaster Sergeant, 4th North Carolina 
Reg. (Pages 106, 107.) 

CONGER, JOHN— Commissioned as Ensign by the Committee of Safety 
of Rowan County, Nov. 11, 1775. (Page 110.) 

HARRIS, ROBERT— (Page 201.) 

HARRIS, ROBERT— (Page 205. ) 

HARRIS, CHARLES— Mecklenberg Militia. (Page 212.) 

HARRIS, MATTHEW— Captain, Middleton's 2nd company. (Page 209.) 

HILL. ROBERT— Fought under Sumpter. (Page 184.) 

KING, HUGH— (Page 160.) 

KILLINGSWORTH, JESSE— North Carolina Troop. (Page 180.) 

KILLINGSWORTH, JOHN— Musician. (Page 180.) 

LUNSFORD, SW ANSON— Captain. (Page 172.) 

MOORES, HENRY— (Page 78. ) 

McDonald, DONALD— Scout under Sumpter. (Pages 164, 165.) 

Mcdonald, MARY— (Pages 164, 165.) 

McDonald, WILLIAM— (Page 168.) 

ROSS, ARTHUR BROWN— No official record. (Pi^ge 19.) 

ROSS, ISAAC— Captain. (Pages 69, 72 ) 

REESE. DAVID— (Page 212 ) 

REESE, REV. THOMAS— (Page 212.) 

WADE, DANIEL- (Page 167.) 

WADE, GEORGE— Captain. (Page 164.) 

WADE, JOSEPH— Imprisoned at Camden. (Page 162.) 

WADE, THOMAS— Member of Committee of Safety, Colonel, etc. 
(Page 162.) 

Records of the following were found in the Capitol at Raleigh: 

ALEXANDER— Joseph, private, 3 years, William, private, 1 year; Charles, lieutenant; 
Benjamin, private, 3 years; Anthony, private, 1 year; John, private, 9 months; Ezekiel, private, 
1 year; Benjamin, private, 1 year; William, ensign. 

CONGER— Stephen Conger was sergeant major in 1st regiment, enlisting Oct. 10, 1776, and 
serving 3 years; Jonathan Conger, quartermaster sergeant 4th regiment, enlisted Jan. 25, 1777> 
promoted Sept. 11, 1777. (Page 105.) 

HARRIS— John Harris, private; Peter Harris, Agt. Armr.; William Harris, private, 3 years; 
John Harris, private, 3 years; George Harris, private, 2 1-2 years; Thomas Harris, captain; Jas. 
Harris, private; Stephen Harris, private, 2 1-2 years; Goodman Harris, private, 2 1-2 years; 
Edward Harris, private. 3 years; Harry Harris, private, 3 years; Hugh Harris, private, 3 years; 
Thomas Harris, corporal, 2 1-2 years; Abraham Harris, private, 9 months; Abner Harris, private, 
9 months; Jesse Harris, private, 9 months; Robert Harris, private, 1 year; Nelson Harris, ser- 
geant, 1 year; Elijah Harris, private, 1 year; Henry Harris, musician, 1 year; Thomas Harris, 
private, 1 year; Jesse Harris, private, 18 months; Henry Harris, private, 18 months; Benjamin, 
private, 18 months; David Harris, private, 18 months; Edward Harris, sergeant; Geo. Harris. 

McKEY— Dougal McKey, quartermaster sergeant, 10th regiment; time out, Feb. 1, 1783. 
John McKey, private Hadley's Co., 10th Regt., enlisted Aug. 1, 1782, served 18 months. 

ROSS^ohn Ross, private, James Ross, private, 10th Regt., Lytle's company, enlisted 1781, 
left service Aug., 1782. John Ross, private, 4th Regt., Williams' company, enlisted 1777. Chas. 
Ross, private, 10th Regt., Quinn*s Co., enlisted July 20, 1778, served 9 months. Thos. Ross, pri- 
vate, 10th Regt., Montfort*s Co., enlisted Mar. 1, 1779, served 9 months, discharged Dec. 1, 1779. 


James Harris, Clear Creek, captain, 1777, 1779; collector, 1778. James Harris, Rocky Creek, 
captain, 1777-82; major, 1782. Robert Harris, Jt,, justice of the peace, 1778. Robert Harris, Sr., 
Col.,. 1774. Samuel Harris, constable, 1785; assessor, 1777. Thomas Harris, Rocky River, sherif, 
1782. Thomas Harris, Providence, sheriff, 1774. 

The follow^ing information was received too late for cisssifipation: 

Indianapolis, Ind., April 22» 1912. 
Mrs. William R. Wright, 406 North State Street, Jackson, Miss.: 

Dear Mrs. Wright — I have been anxious for a long time to find out something with regard 
to my great-grandfather, Henry Moores, and knowing that his son, my grandfather, had been 
born in Madison County, Kentucky, I went Friday last to Frankfort and Richmond, Ky., to see 
what I could learn in the Virginia branch in the Kentucky Land Office. 

I found a patent from Henry Lee, Governor of Virginia, to Henry Moore, of which I se^d 
you a copy. I also found the orignal survey upon which the patent issued. In this survey the 
name is spelled * 'Moores,** but it is not signed by the Henry Moores for whom it was made. 
It is signed by the surveyor, Hugh Ross, and by the chain men, Robert Kincaid and Ambrose 
Ross. At the time of the survey there were but three counties in Kentucky, and the land was 
in Madison County, but by reason of an increase in the number of counties, the land granted is 
now in Clay County, near Manchester, on the left bank of the Kentucky River, just below the 
mouth of Goose Creek. It is in the mountains, and presumably of very small value. 

I was not able to examine the records of Clay County, but I searched carefully through the 
records of Madison County, and found that from the time this patent was granted until Clay 
County was cut off there was no conveyance recorded. There is no conveyance by or to Henry 
Moores or Henry Moore recorded in Madison County, nor does his name appear on the coun^ 
1 ecords except in this patent. ' 

I found the will of James M. Moores, of which I procured an attested copy, of which I 
send you a copy made in my office. I am not certain who this James Moores was, but think he 
was probably an elder son of Henry Moores, unless possible he was a brother. The names 
Charles, Isaac and Henry are family names. 

I drove from Richmond out to Waco, some eight miles, and talked there with George Bur- 
rell rvioores, who runs a small shop in which is located the post office. Mr. Moores told me that 
he was the son of the Henry Moores named in James Moores* will. He had the impression that 
his grandfather came from Virginia, and was of a family which had originally come from Eng- 
land, but he knew very little about the family, and referred me to his cousin, John Alexander 
Moores, the oldest member of the family now living, who is a farmer near Union, in Madison 

I talked with John Moores and his wife, who was his step-sister, his father, a widower 
with six children, having married his mother with six children. John A. Moores is 77 years old, 
deaf, rheumatic and feeble, but very intelligent. He looks strikingly like my uncle, John Henry 
Moores, of Salem, Ore. He told me that his uncle, Isaac Moores, had gone to Oregon before he, 
John, was married, his marriage having been in 1855. I could not learn the year nor the part of 
the state to which his Uncle Isaac had gone. I think it possible that this Isaac was a great-uncle 
and my grandfather, who went to Oregon in 1854. 

I was told by many people that within the last fivie years Charles K. Moores and John W. 
Moores had died, and that either one of them could have given me much more information.^ 

I found, as might be expected, many of the name in and around Richmond and in and 
around Lexington, Ky. They are not wealthy people, but I was told, without exception, they 
were people of exceptional education and intelligence. This James Moores married Sarah Ann 
Kavanaugh, and there are many Kavanaughs in the northeastern part of the county. There are 
many Rosses in the southwestern part, but there is not a single tradition of any relation with the 
Alexanders, except a daughter of James Moores married a man of that name. John A. Moores 
told me that his impression was that his grandfather had come to Kentucky from South Carolina. 
I found from an examination of the records that James Moores had owned several thousand 
acres of land, none of which was really a good character. I am inclined to believe that the sup- 
position of John Moores that his grandfather came from South Carolina is correct. 

If I can give you any further information, I shall be glad to do so. 

Very truly yours, MERRILL MOORES. 


The Mlowing rrecod is taken from a manuscript in the handwriting of Charles W. Moores, 
and was written about 1864 from records given him hy his father. The records were recently 
discovered by Merrill Moores, of Indiapolis, and sent to the compiler of these secords. It gives 
some new light on various connections of the family, and corresponds with the records given in 
this book. 

The record of marriages of the children of Isaac Ross and Jean Brown corresponds to 
mention made of the brothers and sisters of Arthur Brown Ross by him in his diary, and bears 
out the author in the statement that Robert Hill (page 184) did not marry one of the daughters 
of Isaac Ross, as believed by some members of the family: 

^'WILLIAM MOORES and HENRY MOORES were brothers, whose father came from Ire- 
land and settled in New Jersey." 

WILLIAM MOORES, a brother of Henry Moores, m Elizabeth Ross. (See page 76.) 

HENRY MOORES, m Winny Whitaker, and in 1854 she lived in Nashville. He was 
killed by a fall from a horse. Issue : 

William Moores. 

Elizabeth Moores; 

Martha or Martin Moores. 

Nancy Moores. 

Brown Moores 

James Moores. 
ISAAC MOORES, m Martha — -. Laved in Tennessee. Issue : 

Mrs. Dr. Betsy. ' . 

McGowan Moores. 

Maftha Moores, drowned. 
JAMES MOORES, Kentucky, married. Issue : 

Elizabeth Moores. 
ARTHUR MOORES, Tennessee. 
WILLIAM MOORES, in Miss Hawkins. Lived in Tennessee. Issue: 

Rhoda Moores, m Mr. Bowman. 

Harriet Moores. 

William Moores. 

Brown Moores. 

A. B. Moores. 

Henry Moores. 
JOSIAH MOORES, m Margaret . See page 76. Issue: 

Lanner Black Moores, killed in Mexico. 

Rev. William Moores. See page 76. 

Hannah Moores. 
JOSHUA MOORES, lived in Illinois and had issue: 

James Moores. 
- Josi&hModt'es: 

Nancy Moores. 
DANIEL MOORES, lived in Tennessee and had issue: 

William Moores. 

Eliza Moores. 

Otho Moores. 

James Moores. 

Evaline Moores. 

Jane Moores. 

The memorandum is in pencil 8^ ukdAted. and i^ In my father's handwriting. He died in 1854. My gresa as 
to the date of the writing is ^hat tt was written in December, 1854.' ' uy father tras married Decembers. 1854. and 
his father. Col. Isaac Rosa Moores. who had gone from Danvillo. IIlv to Eugene City. Ore., in the spring of that 
year, returned overland to the wedding. I think that, as tljiat was the last time my father saw him. the memo- 
randum was probably made at that time. I am sorry it gives such few dates. It does, however, tell who was the 
original immigrant and the colony to which he came, so that it seems probable that we can secure future data 
when I am next in New Yoric . I4 is amusing to me to see how often the Ross. Conger and other families have 
Intermarried with members of the Moores family, MERRILL MOORES. 

C— 229- 

Phoebe moored, m Mr. petty and Uved in Virsinia. 
JANE MOORES, m Mr. Rouncifer. 
ELIZABETH MOORES, m James Berry. Issue: 

John Berry. 

William Berry. 

Alfred Berry. 

Jane Berry. 

Eveline Berry, m Mr. Davis. 

Rachel Moores, m Mr. Lamkins. 

Hannah Moores m Mr. Moore. 

HENRY MOORES. See page 78. Issue: 

CHARLES MOORES, Texas. See page 80. 

JOHN MOORES, Tennessee, m Jane Conger. See page 90. Issue: 
Eli Moores. 
Alexander Moores. 
Charles Moores. 
Mary Moores, m Mr. Hines. 
ELIZABETH MOORES, m Joel Payne. Page y2. Issue: 
Hiram Payne, Arkansas. 
Culbertson Payne. Page 93. 
Marilla Payne, m fir. ^Manning. Paire '93. 
Harriet Payne, m Mr. Cobb. Page 93. 
Jane Payne, m* Mr. Cobb. Page 93. 
i^enry Payne. 

Ifai^garet Payne, m Mr. Stephens. Page 93. 
William Payne, Arkansas. Page 93. 
Julia Payne.' Page 93. 

Mary Ann Payne, m Mr. Lewis, of Arkansas. Page 93. -* ^ 

MARY MOORES, m Isaac Conger. Page 93. Issue: ^ 

Sion M. Conger. 
Melinda Conger. 

Delilah Conger. ^ 

Felix Conger. 
Matilda Conger. 
PHOEBE MOORES, m Lazel, of New Jersey, m 2nd to Thomas Sheridan Stilwell. 
Page 93. Issue: 

William McKendree Stilwell. 
H^nry Stilwell, of Clinton, Miss. 
Margaret Amanda Stilinrell, m Mi*. Jozies, 6f Indiana. 
Jane Brown Stillwellj m Mr. Bi^own. 
Mary £liza6eth ^t0well, m Mr. BblrkeV 

Phoebe Rachel Stiiwelf, m Mf. iCMyrof Indiana. Buried near Medora. 
ISABELLA MOORES, m David Nott. Pagf»'$».' tbsueV 
Alexander Nott. 
Jane Kott, in Mr. Itice. 
Matilda Nott, m Mr. Wood. 
Mary Nott, m Mr. Rutledge. 
Henry Nott. 
James Nott, Texas. 

David Nott, Lawrence Cmiiity;Teiin.' ' * 
SARAH WIIfNINGS MOORES, m James HEggrnk. J^ige 93. Issue : 

Infancy Jane Higgins^ m Oeo. Whitake^. 
MARGAREf TUAXTOrt MOORJSS, m 4oll» t^orveQ. Inu«r 
Hen^NorveU. Page 94. 
Jane Norvell, m Mr. Fugit. 
William Brown Norvell. 
Sarah Norvell, m Thomas or Theodore Moony. 


HENRY MdORBS, of T^imetsee, m Fanny Reese. Pag^e 94. Issue. 

William Moores. 

Mary MoorMf in Mr. Beanland. 

Jordan Reese Moores. Page 96. 
HENRY MOORES fa 2oA W Fanny Cole. Page 96. Issue : 

Uttaries ^ciercii« * 

Joblk MdoM. 

FrAn^es Moores. 

Jai^e MooTCis. 

Henry Moor^. * 
ISAAC ROSS MOORES, of Oregon. Page 97. 
JANE BRd¥)rN MOORES, Page 99. 
WlLk^N ALEXANDER MOORES» of Tennessee. Page 99. 

ELIZABETH MOORESt sister of WUliam Moores and Henry Moores, m Mr. Scudder, of 

To be added to the Ross family record: 

ISA4U BOSS an4 JEAlff BROWN ROSS. Pages n, is. issue: 

BUPHEMIA ROSS (daughter of the first marriage of Isaac Ross), m Conger 

See note, page 22. Issue: 

Isaac Conger. 

Jane Conger, m Mr. Byles. 

Zephyrs Conger, m Mr. Todd. 

Euphemia Conger, m Mr. Tingle or Lingle. 

Abigail Conger. 

Effie Conger. 

Sarah Conger. 

Phebe Conger. 
ISAAC ROSS, of South Carolina, son of the first marriage. Page 17. 
ARlUltR J^ROWN ROSS, son of Jean Brown Ross. Page 18. 
ABIGAIL ROSS, m Mr. Suttbn, of North Carolina. 
NICHOLAS ROSS (a brothier, not son, of Isaac Ross, A. M. W.), m ^iss Conger. 

SLi^ABETH ROSS, m ll^fliiaiii Moores. Page 18. 
JANE JE^bSS, k ^enry Moores. Page 18. 
JPdLlY oi' MARY ROSS, m John Conger. Psige 110. Issue: 

Jonatt^ Oorngtr. 
^ Joshua Conger. 

Eli Conger. 

Isaac Conger, m Miss Moores. 

Josiah Conger. 

John Conger. 

Elizab^h Conger, m Mr. Cole. 

Jane Conger, m Mr. Moores. 

Hannah Conger, m John Railsback, of Ohio. 

Polly Conger, m Mr. Elson, of Mississippi. 
ISABELLA ROSS, m Mr. Davis, of North Carolina. Page 18. Issue: 

Jane Byles Davis. 

Euphemia Davis. 

Eliza Davis. 

Thomas Holland Davis. 

John Davis and 

Arthur Davis, twins. 

TIm to r H tuhiM aiateinMit of the ehfldrm of Isaac Rom accounta for each child, and tallies vlth the diary of 
Arthur Brtfvra Boas and the preriooa iaf ormation. 


The following letter was sent by Mrs. Frances Thorn, of Blackstock,S. C, and was written 
by Mrs. Elizabeth Wade Fleming Green, a daughter of Mary Wade and David Fleming: 

Columbia, S. C, Aug. 11, 1818. 
Dear Aunt (Mrs. Rebecca Moore) : 

I take this opportunity of writing to you to inform you that we are all well, and jto ask you 
to come down next week to a young camp-meeting that is expected to last from Thursday to 
Sunday or Monday morning. There are a good many preachers and teachers expected to attend 
in Columbia at that time. It is hoped that the luke-warm state of religion in this church will 
experience a revival with which it has not been blessed in some years. 

If you will come you will meet Uncle D. Wade probably for the last time, as I am informed 
that he intends moving away. 

By the time you receive this I shall have a sister ready io p^ese^t to- you on your arrival. 

Love to friends. Yours truly, E. W. FLEMING. 

Irwinton, Bourbon County, Ala., 2nd February, 1841. 
Dear Cousin: 

Your letter of the 8th of last month is before me. It was quite )i pleasure to me to receive 
your letter, as I had not been able to account for not getting an answer to my letter, not having 
any doubt that all that friendly feeling that is peculiar to our race was in your heart, leaving out 
of view that near relation that exists between use. 

But to answer your inquiries, as near as I can, as to my Georgia relations, etc. I have not 
seen my brother John for four years. I received two letters from him during the past summer. 
I am sorry to say to you that he has been extremely unfortunate. My sister, Mrs. Wilkins, lives 
in Coweta County, Ga., and still remains a widow, with six children, most of whom are grown 
up. She is doing tolerable well Uncle John King and Aunt are still living, and reside at a village 
called Culloden, Monroe County, Ga. Their eldest son, Augustus D. King, is living in Forsyth, 
Monroe County, Ga., and a man of high standing in the State of Georgia. He is Judge of the 
Superior Court in the county in which he lives. Cousin James has never married. He has been 
for many years a member of the Legislature from Crawford County, Ga.. Cousin Hugh is a 
Judge of the County Court in Sumpter County, Ga. Two of Uncle John King's daughters have 
married and are doing well. 

I had the great misfortune to lose my only son in this place on the 12th of March, 1837. 
He was in his 19th year. This has greatly blighted all my prospects in this life; J have at this 
time an only daughter living. She lives in the County of Elbert, Ga., and is married to a gen- 
tleman by the name of Harper and is doing- well. He is a merchant, i havfe,a great desire for 
them to settle in this place, which I hope they will do. Ifformerly practiced law in Georgia, but 
have not attended to the practice in this state. I have a valuable property^-in town and a planta- 
tion four miles out. Our town is on the western bank of the Chattahutchie, thirty miles below 
Fort Michael and twenty-four above Fort Gaines. We have one of the most beautiful locations 
for a town in the United States. We have a population of about three thousand souls. There is 
a considerable town at Fort Gaines, and near the spot where the fort was built there is a splen- 
did female college in successful operation. You would be delighted with our climate. In the 
four years I have lived here we have not had a particle of snow. Our summers are long and 
very hot. 

I have a great desire to go and visit all my western connections, and spend two or three 
summers with them. When you go to New York come and see us, if possible. When in New 
York, by calling on Peter Johnson, No. — Mulberry street, you will be able to find out something 
about Brother James' oldest son. The youngest was in an orphan asylum the last account. I 
would be under great obligation if you would be so kind as to hunt them up, if they are alive. 
The oldest son is named Criswell and the youngest John. I would be very glad for one of them 
to come and live with me. 

I have a desire for us to keep up a correspondence, therefore I hope you will write me 
often. Give my kindest respects to Uncle and Aunt, when you see them, and all my connections. 
Send me some of your newspapers and I will forward you some of ours. 

Your friend and relative, 




In memory of the many faithful mammies who 
have ministered to these families 

To be added to page 123: 

Myrtle Corley was born Sept. 11, 1878, died Nov. 22, 1889. 
Minnie E. Corley was born June 9, 1882. Unmarried. 
Elisha Roy Corley was born Feb. 17, 1884. Unmarried. 
Lillian Corley was born Sept. 7, 1886. Unmarried. 
Floyd L. Corley was born March 16, 1889. Unmarried. 
N. L. Corley died March 10, 1910. 

To be added to page 

Zuella B. Porter, b Oct. 25, 1870, d Jan. 11, 1903, 
m Mr. Ash worth. Issue: 

Harold L. Ashworth, b Feb. 6, 1893. 

Nellie R. Ashworth, b Feb. 15, 1895. 

Jordan F, Ashworth, b Apr. 24, 1897. 

Bernice M. Ashworth, b July 2, 1899. 

James M. Ashworth, b Sept 26, 1901. 
W. Frank Porter,, b Jan. 14, 1872, m Ida Arm- 
strong, Aug. 2, 1891. Issue: 

Mary D* Porter, b June 11, 1892. 

W. Henry Porter, b Apr. 26, 1895. 

George D. Porter, b Oct. 28, 1898. 

John W. Porter, b 1904. 

Rosie Lee Porter, b Mch. 22, 1906. 

L. Leon Porter, b Feb. !25, 1912. 

Baby, b Feb. 25, 1912. 
W, Wesley Porter, b May 11, 1878, m Josephine 

Lineberger, Nov. 6, 1905. 
J. Terry Porter, b Apr. 20, 1880, m Bell Mason, 
Dec. 24, 190iB. 


Jennie Allison Wade, dau of Judge Isaac Ross Wade, should appear on page 170. 

Edmonton, on page 16, should read Edenton. 

Date of letter on page 22 should be Feb. 3, 1834. 

John S. 0'Quin« bom 1876 instead of 1896, page 36. 

Illustration of Nannie Wilson Smith, instead of Nannie Wilsue Smith. 

Hellen Ross is a sister instead of jchild of Percy J.: Ross. Page 50. 

Manila Payne and sister? and brothers, page 93, should be in one space to the left in 
same position as Hiram Payne, their brother, on page 92. 

On page 148, Victor Leseure should read, Victor Leseure Yomans. ' He was born in Dan- 
ville, 111.; his grandfather, Victor Leseure, was born in France. 

On page 148, Janet Cath]erine Leseure should read, Janet Catherine Yomans. 

Foot note on page 148, Stone Hill. should read, Stone River.. 

Page 133, John Newton .Conger died young, and J^mes Harvey Conger m Emma S. Lock- 
wood, and had issue as given. 

Page 33, Elizal>eth Conger married Barney W. Huffman, May 30, 1866. 

William H. H. .Moores, instead of Monros, in illustration. 


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Family sketch ..„ 138 

Aaron, will of _J89 

Josiah 140-14S 

Aaron, Jr., sketch and genealogy 143-144 

Mary, sketch 

Hezekiah Cunningham..^ 145 

Genealogy 145-146 

Jane ma 

Milton King, sketch 146-147 

Genealogy 147-161 

Letter from Mrs. Lamon 161 

John Newton _ 152 

Katherine King and Alexander McDon- 
ald, sketch ^ ^ 152 

Descendants ^ 152-156 

Cyrus ^166 

Arthur Nicholson . 156 

Isaac Henry _ 156 

Notes 167 

Letter from Newton McDonald .157-158 

Letter from Allen McDonald „ 168 


Will of John 1st . 

Genealogy ... 

Newspaper extracts 

North Carolina branch. 

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WUl of John of North Carolina .... 
.Jonathan, genealogy 107rl08 

Phoebe - 108 

Hannah 108 

Lizzie 108-109 

John and Mary Ross, sketch 110 

Genealogy following: Jonathan. 





IsaaCiAnd Mary Moores 

Josiah, sketch ;.. ^ 

Qejiealogy .«. 


John B 

Martha Archer!8 will .... 

Hannah and John Railsback .. 

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Robert, sketch 

Will of Col. Robert 


James, sketch and will 

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Samuel, sketch and will 

Charles, sketch 






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John, sketch 

Will of John 

Margaret Allison .... 
Jacob Killingsworth 








.. .. 190-192 

Notes and letters 


John continued - : 


Sarah Matilda and John Newland 
Robert continued - 


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.- 197 


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Sketch 219 

Daniel 219 

Hamden J., sketch.... 

Jonathan and descendants 

.... 224 


Sketch 75 

William and Elizabeth Ross .... 76-77, 229, 231 

Henry and Jean Ross, sketch 78, 230 

Charles, letter ., 79 

Genealogy 80-87 

Notes 88-90 

John, genealogy 90 

Elizabeth and Joel Payne 92-93 

Mary and Isaac Conf^er :. 93 

Phophp OR 

Isabella _ 93 

Sarah W. and James Higgins .93-94 

Margaret 94 

Henry - 94-97 

Nntps QT 

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Isaac Ross, sketch , _ 97 

Genealogy 88-91 

Jane Brown 99 

Wilson Alexander _ 99 

Mary and Isaac Conger 126-127 

Letter 127 


John and Sarah Conger Ross O'Quin 81 

Genealogy 33-36 

Diary of Ross O'Quin 




Ross clan in Scotland 15 

in America 16 

Isaac Ross, Sr , sketch 17-18, 231 

Nnames of his children 17-18 

Arthur Brown, sketch 19 

Names of children 21 

Diary 52-67 

Elizabeth and Thomas Sims, sketch 21 

Letters from Elizabeth Ross Sims 22 

Genealogy of descendants of Elizabeth 

and Thomas Sims 23-28 

Notes 28-31 

Sarah Conger, sketch _ 31 

Genealogy 33-36 

Ely Kershaw, sketch 38-39 

Letter 39 

Genealogy 40-44 

Will of Arthur Brown Ross, Jr 44 

Notes 44 

Abigail Gibson Ross, sketch 45 

Genealogy of A. G. Ross Sims and 

David Sims 45-47 

John Isaac Gates Ross, sketch 47 

Isaac Arthur Brown, sketch 47 

Genealogy 48 

John Isaac Wayne, sketch » 48 

Genealogy 49-51 

Notes 61 

Capt. Isaac Ross, sketch 69-71 

Genealogy 71 

Notes _ 72 

Nicholas Ross, genealogy 109 

Mary Ross 110 


Thomas and Elizabeth Ross Sims 

David Sims, sketch 


.... 45 

James Sims' will 114 

Genealogy 111-119 



Will of Thomas Wade 163 

Descendants of Thomas 164 

George Wade, sketch 164 

Letters 165 

Bible record 165 

Thomas Holden Wade ~ 166 

Daniel Wade 166-172 

Rebecca Wade, 172-175. Diary 177 

Mary Wade, 177 George Wade, Jr., 177 

James Taylor Wade, 177 Sarah, 178-179 

Alexander Coat of Arms, opp. page .... 138. 

Alexander, Gen. Milton King 144- 

Alexander, Home of Gen. Milton King . . 144* 
Alexander, John Washington Shields — 144* 
Alexander, Mr. and Mrs. John Brown . . 144 - 

Beech Hill Grave Yard 24- 

Brick Church at Red Lick 48- 

Butler, Rosemary 102' 

Beeson, Ruth Evelyn 102 • 

Burch, Mrs. Martha Sims 114 < 

Brown, Mrs. Cordelia Burch 114 . 

Burch, Capt. and Mrs. David S 114 - 

Burch, Mrs. Theodocia and child 184 * 

Conger, Myrtle Reld 102 • 

Cole's Creek 48- 

Cullom, Louise Ross 80 • 

Conger, Josiah 102* 

Conger, Edna L 114 • 

Conger Girls ;. . . . 114 • 

Conger Reunion 114 • 

Fontaine, John, Wallace and Edna 80 • 

Flowers, Mr. and Mrs. WiUiam S 190 • 

Fulgham, Mrs. Rosa McKey 218 • 

Fulgham, Mrs. Mary Rebecca 218* 

Hill, Jacob Killingsworth, Sr 184- 

Hill, Jacob Killingsworth, Jr 184 « 

Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Killingsworth.. 184" 

Hill Home 184. 

Hill, Dr. Louis H 184- 

Hill, John 80. 

HoUingsworth, Mary Thekla 102 - 

Jones, Rev. and Mrs. John G 24 • 

Jones, Mrs. Elizabeth Ann 218- 

Lipscomb, Mrs. Mary Newland 184 • 

Lipscomb, Hellen 102 • 

Lamon, Luca E. and Robert S 102 • 

Lobdell, Richard Nugent 114. 

Lobdell, John V., Jr 114 • 

Lobdell, Mrs. John V. and son 114 ' 

Lobdell, John Venable 1st 114 • 

Lobdell, Juliette and Caleb L 114 - 

Map of Camden 68 . 

Mims Residence Frontispiece ' 

Mims, Mr.andMrs. Robert B 184* 

Mims, Mrs. Clara Frances McKey 218 « 

"Mammy Betsy" 232* 

McKay, Thomas D 225 

McKay, John S 225- 

McKey, Mr. and Mrs. Hamden J., Sr 218 • 

McKey, Hamden J., Jr. 218 • 

McKey, Elizabeth Ann and Mary Rebecca 218 - 

McKey, Noel K., Sr 218- 

McKey, James 218 » 

McKey, Home of Mrs. Sarah Ann 184 • 

McKey, Rosabell and James 102 * 

McKey, Virginia and Daniel Shelby 102 ' 

Moores Coat of Arms 86 



Moores, Ralph D 80 • 

Moores, Kenneth 80 • 

Moores, Althea 80 * 

Moores, Home of Charles Bruce 80 « 

Moores, William H. H. 1st 80, 

Moores, William H. H. 2nd 80 • 

Moores, Mrs. William H. H. 1st 80 » 

Moeres, Merrill B 80* 

Moores, Gordon C 80 • 

Moores, Chester A 80 • 

Moores, James W 84 « 

Moores, Isaac and Jane B 96 i 

Moores, Mrs. Mary Leftwich 96 . 

Nichols, Eleanor, Frank and Hattie S. . . . 96 ' 

O'Quin, Rev. Edgar 36 . 

O'Quin, Prances M. O'Quin 102. 

"OakHiir 48- 

*'Oak Hill," Parlor at 48* 

Prospect Hill House 72 • 

Payne, Joel and Sarah Moores 96 • 

Posey, Louis L 102 * 

Ross Coat of Arms 12 • 

Ross, Major Ely Kershaw Wiles 48 > 

Ross, Mrs. Jane Brown Wade 72 • 

Ross, Mrs. Ely Kershaw Wiles 48 • 

Ross, John I. W. 2nd 48 • 

Ross, John I. W. 3rd 48 - 

Ross, John L W. 4th 48- 

Ross, Mrs. John L W. 2nd 48 * 

Ross, John B 50 • 

Ross, Mrs. John B 60- 

Ross, Mrs. William E 60. 

Ross, Elvin Anon 50 • 

Roseborough, Capt. James T 84 • 

Roberts, Mrs. Emily Jane Sims and son . . 114 • 

Richardson, Home of Cabell 72 • 

Smith, Mrs. Nannie Wilson 24 - 

Sims Grave Yard 48 • 

Sims, WUliam McDonald 48 • 

Sims, Mrs. William McDonald 48 • 

Wright, Mrs. WUliam and chil- 
dren Frontispiece * 

Wilson, Mrs. Malinda Greenlee 24 * 

Wells, Mrs. Alberts 80* 

Walker, Gladys 102- 

Wyatt, Letitia Grace 102 • 

Wood, Elizabeth 102- 

Wells, Rose Fulgham 102 • 

Wade, Judge Isaac Ross 170 • 

Wade, Mrs. Isaac Ross 170 

Whitaker, Francis Hunter 80 • 

Wright, Mrs. William R 218* 

Wright, Clara Mims 2J8* 

Wright, Anne Robert 218 • 

Wright, William Patricia 210 

Young, Mrs. Jane Brown Ross 48 ' 

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